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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 Parents and Facebook: Its complicatedOlder adult Facebook use increased by 80 percent, pg 5. Gainesville Compost to present at national conferenceThe company is pedal-powered, pg 5. Urban Thread moves locations, expects sales and new stockItll relocate to Northwest 23rd Avenue, pg 7. LYNNA LAWRENCEAlligator Contributing WriterJust after the second anniversary of the Interstate 75 crashes that claimed 11 lives, the Florida Department of Transportation is gearing up to start a road-improvement projtion, heavy fog and smoke. sage signs, 21 vehicle detectors and 12 visibility sensors as well as thermal and standard cameras in the two focus areas. Paynes Prairie is geographically challenged and predisposed to fog, said Laurie Windham, a spokeswoman for the project. If mix with the smoke and travel to the adjacent highway. All these devices are interconnected and work together to alert motorists, Windham said. State Rep. Keith Perry, who has been integral in moving the project forward, said its highway. Unless you happen to have a police ofthey have no way to know the situation has changed, he said. The large, permanent boards will be easier to update and will solve problems that 59 /28 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 7 CLASSIFIEDS 11 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 Trophy Hunting: SAG members celebrate peers accomplishments. Read the story on page 10. ERICK EDWINGAlligator Contributing WriterA Gainesville political organization held a protest and vigil Wednesday evening outside a local church to celebrate the anniversary of the controversial Roe v. Wade court decision. The Gainesville chapter of the National Organization of Women held the vigil on the sidewalk outside of the St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave., to recognize the 1973 court decision that ruled womens privacy freedoms extended to abortion rights. The event consisted of about 15 attendees with lit candles holding signs and talking about their personal experiences with abortion. Katy Burnett, the president of Gainesville NOW, said she wanted the event to make a statement to the church that shaming women who seek abortions is not acceptable. Burnett said women die around the world every day trying to induce their own abortions because the procedure is illegal where they live. We wont go back to that in the U.S., and were willing to Burnett said that the vigil is also in response to recent legislation that forced one-third of Texas abortion clinics to shut down. The organization chose to hold the vigil in front of St. Augustine Church because members had seen Catholic churchgoers protesting in front of the Bread and Roses Womens Health Center on numerous occasions, Burnett said. The Rev. Anthony Eseke, a priest at St. Augustine Church, said his church doesnt sponsor the clinical protests, but it does encourage members of the congregation to actively express their faith. Eseke said that the church was open to the vigil and understands that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. We welcome the celebration of diversity, and this protest is a reminder that we can agree to disagree, he said.VOLUME 108 ISSUE 84 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014Yolandy Michel / AlligatorProtesters line up in front of St. Augustine Church on W. University Avenue Wednesday afternoon to acknowledge the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973. Roe v. Wade anniversary spurs protest, vigil and discussion FIFTEEN STUDENTS WILL COME TO GAINESVILLE. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writer bdupuy@alligator.orgAbout 15 Chinese students will arrive on campus this Fall as part of a UF College of Education initiative. The partnership between Nanjing Xiaozhuang University and UF was announced at a ceremony held recently. The colsity. The students from the university will participate in a yearlong teacher preparation studies initiative. UF College of Education Dean Glenn Good said the students will not be the only ones learning during their time at UF. Its an opportunity for educators here to understand the needs of diverse learners in the international population, he said. UF College of Education professor Danling Fu will be working as the students academic adviser. Fu, who is from China, said the partnership displays UF on an international platform. There is a very strong teacher education component there, she said. This will make Gainesville more visible in China now. The Gainesville Chinese community has already been receptive to the initiative, Good said. These individuals have real pride in Gainesville, and theyre excited to show it to their Chinese counterparts, Good said.UF education college forms partnership with Chinese universitySEE PROTES T, PA GE 4 SEE R OAD, PA GE 4 There is a very strong teacher education component there.Danling FuUF College of Education professor Project to improve Paynes Prairie road conditionsLOCALCameras, message signs coming All these devices are interconnected and work together to alert motorists.Laurie WindhamFDT project spokeswoman

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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 THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 TODAYFORECASTMONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY RAIN 66/41 RAIN 62/47 PARTLY CLOUDY 63/40 SUNNY 49/28 PARTLY CLOUDY 59/28 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 84 HSFs scholarship presentation and upcoming activities The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter invites you to its first meeting of the semester. Members will present about scholarships as well as give an overview of the exciting plans that are in store for the Spring semester. Enjoy some free pizza and beverages with them at 6:30 p.m. in McCarty B, Room G108. 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 HAPPENINGStudent Compost Cooperative open house Student Compost Cooperative will showcase local organizations and give a tour of its composters and organic gardens at the UF Energy Research and Education Park. The event begins at 3 p.m. The park is located on the west side of Southwest 23rd Terrace across the street from the UF Organic Garden Cooperative. Robot Lab recruitment meeting Join us for an information session at 7:20 p.m. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering B, Room 211, about UFs Machine Intelligence Laboratory. Robot projects including the submarine SubjuGator and the boat PropaGator will be discussed. Both are previous world champions. We will discuss the results of last years competitions and explore the current problems we are interested in solving during the next year. We will also discuss our CongreGators swarm project, which involves copters and dune buggies. See tinyurl. com/UF-MIL-s14 for a flier about the meeting and mil. ufl.edu for more information about the projects. RUB Entertainment presents: Neon Nights featuring local DJs Dance under neon lights, enjoy snacks and design tie-dye T-shirts. Also, win amazing prizes. Come show off your glow Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Rion Ballroom. For more information, email rub.specialevents@gmail.com. Flora and Fauna of Florida exhibition Enjoy breathtaking photographs of the Flora and Fauna of Florida exhibition at the Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave., through Jan. 30. Photographs in this exhibition capture rare scenes of native wildlife and thriving examples of many of the plant species that characterize Floridas natural environment. The Matheson Museum is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Gators for Haven Hospice Interested in feeling moved by the people you meet and appreciated for the time you devote? G4HH is an organization that provides networking opportunities for hospice volunteers at UF and promotes the goals of Haven Hospice. Join us at our meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. to find out more info on our upcoming volunteer opportunities. We proudly require no dues. Visit gators4hh.com, or contact us at gators4hh@gmail.com. Seeking students interested in involvement with a global health case competition 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 at sites.google.com/site/ ufghcc2014/home, or email arwang@ufl.edu. Shabbat Services Join Jewish Gators and alumni in prayer Friday at UF Hillel, 2020 W. University Ave, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. UF Hillel offers reform, conservative and orthodox services to fulfill everyones religious backgrounds. For more information, contact Rabbi Swedroe at rabbiswedroe@ufhillel. org. Shabbat Dinner Following services Friday evening, UF Hillel provides a free kosher dinner for students. Please register ahead of time by filling out the Google Doc found on UF Hillels website. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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The view of abortion as a sin is a fundamental Christian belief, Eseke said, and there shouldnt be a compromise on human life. Among those who shared personal experiences was 64-year-old Catherine Akins. The retired high school teacher recalled her neardeath experience undergoing an illegal abortion in 1968 before Roe v. Wade made the procedure legal. I hope that all these young people never have to go through that, Akins said. I hear all these gun advocates talking about the right to own a gun, but we dont even have the right to own our body. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014Megan Weeren / AlligatorUF pre-occupational therapy freshman Ellen Overby, 19, scrolls through her Instagram feed Wednesday morning. STUDENT GOVERNMENT SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgUFs Swamp Party announced its candidates for Student Body president, vice president and treasurer Wednesday. Cory Yeffet is the partys candidate for Student Body president with Vivan Nguyen as his vice president and Elliot Grasso as treasurer. About 200 people gathered around pectations from the campaign and their goals if elected. Yeffet, a 21-year-old UF political science and economics senior, said hes looking forward to a fun and positive campaign. He is serving his third year in Student Senate and is Senate president. Previously, he held positions as Senate president pro tempore, vice chair of the judiciary committee and the majority party leader. During his term as Senate president, Yeffet helped to design Heavener Hall and is involved in the overhaul of UFs email system. Id really like to make sure we address the concerns of the Student Body, he said. Nguyen, a 22-year-old UF music and physics senior, said shes enthusiastic about applying her prior leadership experience to a larger student audience. Im excited to listen to their ideas and be in a position to actually implement them, she said. and information systems junior, said he wants to create an open dialogue with they need to be successful. Im looking forward to learning how students want Student Government to be improved, he said. Elections will be held Feb. 18 and 19.Swamp reveals exec ticket WATER QUALITY IS IMPROVING. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSKISSIMMEE Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday pledged $130 million to Everglades restoration in the upcoming budget. Scott said during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet that the 2014 budget request would be used to help restore the Kissimmee River north of the Everglades. It also will assist in the reconstruction of a section of the Tamiami Trail. Referring to the Everglades, Scott called it a key to a vibrant economy, coast to coast. The budget request for the Everglades was a $60 million increase over last year. If youre a fan of the Everglades, the governors announcement today should blow your socks off, said Herschel Vinyard, the governor-appointed Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Scotts announcement comes nine months after the Florida Legislature approved an $880 million plan for funding Everglades restoration projects. Scott negotiated the plan with the federal government. Efforts to protect water quality for the Everglades have turned a corner, said Stan Meiburg, acting regional administrator for the federal Environmental Protection Agencys for the southeast region. But Meiburg said, Its going to take time, and its going to be expensive. Lawmakers in the upcoming legislative session have a host of other water issues to consider besides the Everglades. Scott on Tuesday announced he would ask for $55 million to restore and protect Floridas springs. Water funding is going to be a big, emerging issue, said Janet Bowman, director of legislative policy for The Nature Conservancy in Tallahassee.Everglades to get $130 million PROTEST, from page 1Priest: We can agree to disagree THE CAMPAIGN PROMOTES STUDY ABROAD. JANA BERKOWITZAlligator Contributing WriterThe Gator Nation is chomping into Instagram feeds around the world. The #UFSocial team has launched an Instagram campaign featuring the hashtag #GatorNationIsEverywhere. Students photos from studying abroad are Instagram account, @UFlorida. The #UFSocial team was inspired to utilize the tagline when it noticed the growing trend of fans referencing the Gator Nation throughout social media, said Bruce Floyd, a social media specialist for University Relations. We were able to gather more consistent images, making the transition from more organic to more coordinated pictures and posts, Floyd said. We enjoy seeing images of Gators all over the nation and world, and we are excited to share them. This campaign also serves as an opportunity for the UF International Center to promote its study abroad programs. Jill Ranaivoson, a UF study abroad adviser, has been working with the #UFSocial team throughout the campaign. She said she hopes the campaign will show students what its like to be a Gator abroad by highlighting various programs. It is hard to say if this camof people registering for our programs, Ranaivoson said, But this has been great in helping to raise awareness about the services we offer around campus. Abbey Konchan, a 21-yearold UF marketing junior who traveled abroad to Israel with a group of fellow Gators, said she was proud to be featured in one of UFs Instagram posts. pretty international brand, Konchan said. I wouldnt even think twice about tagging my pictures with #GatorNationIsEverywhere because it is second nature for me to promote my school.#UFSocial pinpoints where Gator Nation isEarly morning and late night are the most dangerous for fogportable message boards tend to cause. Theyre not accurate, he said. They become irrelevant. People tend to ignore them. Normally, the most dangerous times to drive are in the early morning and evening hours when the temperature is changing. The new technology should help students traveling to school and going home at night, he said. The funding for the $2.1 million project is coming from the Department of Transportation gas tax, that you and I pay every time Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy said he looks forward to the improvements, which will help residents travel safely and more efI can only imagine how frightening it is to have a bunch of people out there driving and have some slow down, some that wisely pull over or take an exit and others who dont seem to think its much of a problem, he said. When you have that dynamic, it creates a risky, hazardous condition. UF students look forward to the changes as well. Francesco Lane, an 18-year-old UF psychology freshman, drove through Paynes Prairie last weekend during heavy fog. He said the low visibility concerned him, especially when he turned on his high beams. You can see more of the fog because of the brights, he said. Its almost like whiteout. When theres a bunch of stopped cars, just getting there sooner and notifying people that they need to slow down earlier could increase safety, he said. R OAD, from page 1 ...This has been great in helping to raise awareness about the services we offer around campus.Jill RanaivosonUF study abroad adviser You can see more of the fog because of the brights. Its almost like whiteout.Francesco LaneUF psychology freshman

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Yolandy Michel / AlligatorGainesville Compost waste bins are located at Fracture among other locations. The company uses bicycle power instead of trucks to move waste to composting locations. ITS REGISTRATION FEE WAS PAID ANONYMOUSLY. ROBIN ANDREWSAlligator Contributing WriterAn idea sprouted by Chris Cano in Gainesville is now spreading its roots across the nation. Cano, founder of Gainesville Compost, will be explaining his method of pedalpowered community composting next week at the U.S. Composting Council Conference in Oakland, Calif. With Canos compost method, local business Kanner Karts with compostable items, which are then pulled by bikes to nearby compost centers. The model of moving waste out of town to be handled out of sight is not only infeasible in a lot of ways, but its uninspiring in a lot of ways, said Cano, 26. What were doing is inspiring. Its showing people that there could be a better way. After presenting his mission at last years Recycle Florida Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow conference in Orlando, Cano said it was so well-received that he was encouraged to submit an outline of his mission to the U.S. Composting Council, which then accepted him as a speaker for this years national conference. The support for the mission of pedalpowered community composting was furize Gainesville Composts registration and was told that an anonymous donor had already paid its $275 entrance fee. Cano said he hopes recognition at the conference will help people develop pedal-powered composting in other cities. Alexandra Rozin, a UF soil and water science graduate student, said she hopes the national recognition of Gainesville Composts efforts will help the idea expand to other places. I hope that just by people speaking at conferences, we can get more people to catch on to composting, but it will probably take more than that, said Rozin, 25. Kanner Karts founder Steven Kanner, 22, said he hopes Canos speech at the conference will provide incentive to advance sustainable technology internationally. In my eyes, hes a champion for pedalpowered composting in Gainesville and soon the world, Kanner said. THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Gainesville compost company to present at national conferenceLOCAL HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.org A state ban on Internet cafes last year created confusion for local law enforcement about how to dismantle the businesses, but the City Commission is trying to remedy that. In a meeting last week, Gainesville city commissioners unanimously approved a six-month ban on zoning permits for Internet cafes per the request of Gainesville Police. Certain loopholes in the law permitted Gainesville to grant zoning permits to about six cafes, said GPD spokeserational. When the state legislature banned all Internet cafes last year, it tasked local law enforcement agencies with keeping tabs on remaining cafes. Even though theres a statewide ban, no one really understands the law yet, Tobias said. Tobias said the temporary ban on permits will provide GPD with the time it needs to ensure it is enforcing the law correctly, but it hopes the city will make the ban permanent after six months. The legislature and governor thought that this was a big enough problem to enact a new law immediately, he said. We all know gambling was at the center of these places. We hope that the city will make a permanent ban not allowing any of these places to get (zoning) permits. regulation. Unless you want to station a policeman at each of these sites to make sure theyre operating legally and make sure other nefarious conduct isnt happening, she said, because they tend to be highly problematic for law enforcement. the statewide ban only because some owners know how to describe their businesses in a way that circumvents the ban. to entrepreneurs who want to open a business here, but we also have to recognize and anticipate when theres people who deliberately look for loopholes in the law, she said. Gainesville City Commissioner Thomas Hawkins agreed that Internet cafes have proved to be problematic for the city and those who frequent them. The problems we see with that are robbery, loitering cial position, he said.Internet cafe permit ban buys time for local law enforcement JADE CASTROAlligator Contributing WriterCollege students are taking a timeout from their Timelines. A demographic report published by iStrategyLabs on Wednesday found the amount of college students on Facebook has decreased 59.1 percent from 2011 to 2014. I think its a natural progression, said social media specialist Andrew Selepak, director of UFs Master of Arts in Mass Communication program. No social media outlet is going to be bulletproof. Selepak said he believes college students are leaving Facebook due to concerns over privacy and who can see certain posts. In this case, users are concerned about their parents seeing their posts. Parents and grandparents are getting on Facebook, which is leavcool factor of Facebook is gone, said Selepak. While the study showed that Facebook use by college students has decreased, it also showed an 80.4 percent increase in usage by adults ages 55 and older. book, said Sinaya Harding, a 20-yearold UF animal science and anthropology junior. You have to watch what you say and watch what you post. college students leaving Facebook, the study shows the website still retains millions of users, and the number of users overall continues to grow. Facebook is not going to disappear, said Selepak. And maybe even the people who are not using it now will go back to it.Users unliking FacebookLIFESTYLE FIVE GATORS WERE CHOSEN. AMANDA KASTRINOSAlligator Contributing WriterFive UF Theta Tau fraternity brothers have been selected to join a newly formed all-academic team for their scholastic and servicerelated achievements. The team was created by the Theta Tau Educational Foundation to honor local chapter members at a national level and to create a process for considering nominees for a new scholarship, said executive director Michael Abraham. Material science and engineering student Tyler Martin, industrial and systems engineering students Michael Silberling and Katharine Johnson, mechanical engineering student Madeline Sullivan and chemical engineering student Steven Geller were selected to represent UF based on their GPAs and active involvement in the fraternity. The all-academic team is a program designed to recognize those who excel academically in the very challenging engineering discipline, Abraham said. With an average GPA of 3.6, the 90 students selected nationwide for the all-academic team are expected to be an example to their chapters, he said. Students named to the team are separated into eight regions. One person from each region will be chosen as team captain and will receive a $250 scholarship, Abraham said. Martin, who is also UFs chapter president, said he received an application for the team in November and sent it along to his fellow members. He said he believes that all of the honorees from UF have an equal chance to win the scholarship. I know we have some really hard-working brothers, Martin said. I thought UF could receive some recognition through us.Team of engineering students selected for national spotlight Even though theres a statewide ban, no one really understands the law yet.Ben Tobias GPD spokesman The all-academic team is a program designed to recognize those who excel academically in the very challenging engineering discipline.Michael Abrahamexecutive director

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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.Couples speak: Florida needs marriage equalityWhether youre conservative or liberal, you have to agree the country is warming up to the idea of marriage equality. In its latest poll, the Pew Research Center reported that 51 percent of Americans support marriage equality, and with the U.S. Supreme Courts recent decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, pressure is being shifted back to states to legalize marriage equality. This week, six same-sex couples are putting pressure on the state to make changes to Floridas constitution to allow it in the Sunshine State. We reported Wednesday that the the states anti-same-sex marriage law. Many conservative critics in the state have voiced their disdain for the couples actions. According to the Sun Sentinel, Jannique Stewart, of Coconut Creek, is executive director of Love Protects, a Christian ministry that believes in a biblical approach to sexuality, and was South Florida spokeswoman for the 2008 amendment. 2008, we the people voted for marriage as one man and one woman. So theyre trying to thwart the will of the people. Stewarts statement and the arguments of other vocal antimarriage equality supporters in the state couldnt be more off base. The political climate in the state has shifted in the past six who want their marriages to be recognized on Florida soil or sand. Gov. Rick Scott, who told the Orlando Sentinel last year that he believes in traditional marriage, has a slipping approval rating: only 46 percent, according to Politico. Marriage equality continues to be a hot-button issue, which is simply laughable. The argument is a no-brainer: Everyone, no matter his or her sexual orientation, deserves to marry in his or her home state. Its unfair to ask longtime Florida resithis week, told the Sentinel, Our family is here. Our friends are here. Our life is here. This is where we want to get married And we look forward to having the right and the freedom to marry in the state which we love. And that day will come very soon. Six years ago, the majority of Florida was, indeed, against marriage equality: 62 percent of voters favored the addition of the ban on same-sex marriage to the state constitution. the states view. As the six couples and their litigation teams move forward in their lawsuit, the editorial board of the Alligator wishes them the best of luck and offers its full support.Death penalty is rife with inconsistenciesDennis McGuire took 25 minutes to die on an execution table in Ohio on Thursday. The state used a new, untested drug cocktail for his execution midazolam, an anti-anxiety drug, and hydromorphone, a narcotic derived from morphine. few minutes later, though, his supposedly humane clenched. He started making all these horrible, horrible noises, and at that point, thats when I covered my eyes and my ears, his daughter, Amber McGuire, told The New York Times. Fast forward a week, and now theres a debate in Ohio over abolishing the death penalty. McGuires death has sparked a controversy about whether his punishment Amendment right. He is being treated far more humanely than he treated her, the victims family said in a statement after the execution. That sentiment is echoed in capital punishment supporters around the country. The death penalty can seem rational. McGuire was convicted of raping a pregnant, newlywed woman and then stabbing her to death. In spite of that heinous crime, we, as a society, justify punishing crime with murder Capital punishment has been around for centuries. method of retribution for the most disgusting of them. Its easier to see, in these cases, why the death penalty is still used in 32 states. The death penalty was ruled unconstitutional for a period in the 1970s after the Supreme Court worried it tions were drafted, executions resumed. Unfortunately, evidence shows that the death penalty is still applied inconsistently. Like many problems plaguing the U.S., it stems from systemic racism. A 1990 report from the U.S. found a defendant was more likely to get the death penalty if other studies. In fact, a 2007 study by Yale Law School on executions in Connecticut found African-American defendants receive the death penalty at triple the rate of white defendants when the victim is white. Racial discrimination in sentencing isnt the only problem here, either. Wrongful convictions are another important consideration when thinking about capital punishment. More than 130 people have been released from death row after proving their innocence. On Amnesty Internationals website, you can see some examples of how people were wrongfully accused. Prosecutors elicited false statements and withheld evidence that would sway the jury away from the death penalty. Since 1976, more than 1,200 people have been executed. That means theres roughly a one in 10 chance that someone on death row is innocent. This only includes data of those exonerated; its likely there are more who wrongfully die. Even manufacturers of drugs used in lethal injections are stepping up against the death penalty. A new drug cocktail was used because the companies making the old drugs refused to allow their products to kill people. Capital punishment is a complicated issue. But even though justice is blind, we dont have to be. Its important to remember that we are human, and we have no right to decide who lives and who dies. Justin Jones is a UF journalism senior. His columns appear on Thursday. 86 TOTAL VOTES73% YES 27% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgWednesdays question: Do you drink alcohol on campus on gamedays? Todays question: Do you think I-75 needs to be safer? THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Justin Jonesopinions@alligator.org

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theA v enue Trophy Hunting: SAG editionRead our recap of what happened at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on page 10.Barnes & Noble is out, independent book stores are inSad about Barnes & Noble in Butler Plaza closing? Check out other bookstores in the area on page 8.Follow the Avenue on Twitter: @AlligatorAvenue. Like our Facebook page: facebook.com/ AlligatorAvenue. LAUREN ZIKAAvenue WriterUrban Thread announced Monday via Facebook that it will be moving to a new location. Attracted to lower rent and better parking, owner Lilly Kline has chosen to move the store to a stand-alone building located at 1210 NW 23rd Ave., just a few minutes away from the current location. Kline, who would regularly pass the vacant building, said it always looked sad, so she decided to renovate it and move her business there. Known for its unique inventory and quaint feel, fans of the store can still expect the same vibe but with a few changes. With lower rent, I can offer better prices to the customers, Kline said. Savings will also be passed on to customers through more frequent sales at the new location. The current location will stay open during the move, and the new storefront will be open on Feb. 3. During the move, customers can take advantage of the stores moving sale. All shorts, Free People pants and Anthropologie clothing are currently 50 percent off. Kline is planning a grandopening event with a 30 percent discount on all Free People merchandise. More details can be found on the stores Facebook page. for growing the business within the next year but assures customers the feel of the store wont be compromised with the new location. I love when people come in and feel a sense of home in the store, Kline said. I always wanted a store that feels comfortable and relaxed. The relocated Urban Thread will still carry home goods and all of its current brands including Free People, Anthropologie and Saint & Noble, and will be bringing in new brands and inventory. I want to bring in other brands to complement what we already have, she said. For the college fashionista, that means more vintage items. Kline also said she plans to incorporate more social media into the stores advertising plan by posting more frequently on Facebook and Instagram. Janaye McGrew, a 22-year-old UF advertising senior, said she has been a frequent shopper at Urban Thread since she moved to Gainesville two years ago, and she plans to follow the store when it moves. I like shopping here because they have a different selection than most boutiques in Gainesville, she said. I also love the home goods.THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/AVENUE Urban Thread moves locations, expect sales and new stock styleYolandy Michel / AlligatorEmployees organize the aisles of Urban Thread, located at 1512 NW 13th St., Wednesday afternoon. CELEBS DITCH TRADITIONAL PROMOTION TACTICS. EMILY CARDINALIAvenue Writer album release dates to shamelessly countdown-ing singles, music artists have had to get more creative to get fans to actually buy their work. artists have dropped albums: 5. Radiohead: In Rainbows People love free stuff, so Radiohead let the fans pick their price. Putting In Rainbows up for donations, a majority took the band up on its offer. In addition to the fans who paid what they thought the album was worth, Radiohead also saw an increase in sales of previous albums. Radiohead went to No. 3 on Billboards Buzz 100 chart in 2007. Most of us like to keep tabs on our celebs, and Twitter can be a direct form of communication between you and your favorite artist. Arcade Fire took this communication one step further by announcing its second album to the world via a single reply to a fans tweet. Whoever got that initial tweet is still probably gloating. From there, the mystery only grew. Drawings of the same street art began to appear in cities all over, with REFLEKTOR written into the geometry of each design. On Aug. 26, a mural materialized on a building in downtown Manhattan emblazoned with the words, ARCADE FIRE 9 p.m. 9/9 folThe drawings worked. buted as No. 1 on the Billboard top 200 in 2013 and sold 140,000 copies If anyone would shamelessly countdown their album every day on Twitter, you would think it would be Kanye, right? Surprisingly, no. Ditching the clear-cut path of self promotion, West dropped Yeezus after mismatched clues prior to its release. On May 1, fans only saw one cryptic tweet reading, June Eighteen. On May 17, Kanye projected a new music video from Yeezus, which he only broadcast in 66 public, outdoor places around the world. He later performed two songs with his new musical style that shocked West fans on SNL. Yeezus was released in a plain Jewel CD case with no album art and no distractions from his music. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard top 200 in 2013 and Random Access Memories Instead of strictly using online ads and social media, Daft Punk kicked it old band rolled out a series of tribute ing giant billboards in metropolitan cities showing its new logo. Then there was a 15-second commercial during SNL previewing their new song, Get Lucky. The band aired two more commercials, one notably appearing randomly on main-stage screens at Coachella. Information about the album names in April, then the single Get ital stream of the album on May 13. on May 17 and sold 339,000 copies 1. Beyonc: Beyonc The queen works only with elegance. Queen B kept her poise and grace as she silently released arguably the very end of the year. The self-titled Beyonc dropped without warning or announcement. No tweets, no countdowns, no singles, no promotion at all. And this was the best promotion she could have had. The album, released on Dec. 13, sold more than 80,000 digital copies according to billboard.com. A few things factor into the huge bum: strong themes of female empowerment, the concept of a visual album and the exclusiveness of the resist it. The album went on to sell 828,773 Freebies to surprises: Artists drop albums in creative ways

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8, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 ANDREA SARCOSAvenue WriterIt was only a matter of time. The Barnes and media studies senior, said she was surbeen erased. AThe Book Nook 1119 W. University Ave. new.BBroken Shelves 101 SE Second Place CWild Iris 22 SE Fifth Ave. Iris has supported the feminist and LGBT D Book Gallery West 4121 NW 16th Blvd. Barnes & Noble closes, Gainesville offers book alternatives NW 16th Ave University Ave NW 34th St NW 13th St NW 6th St Main StUF A D B C

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 GatorAid Leslie Cole is a 21-year-old UF telecommunication senior. Her column runs every Thursday. Need some advice? Send a question to letmegatoraidyou.tumblr.com Theres a guy at school who keeps texting me and calling me. I want to be friends, but Im not interested in him otherwise and dont want to be rude. What should I do? Anonymous How do I tell my friend that she has abandoned me for some loser guy with no prospects, and I am losing all faith in her? Anonymous Im probably the wrong person to ask this question because Im always the girl who doesnt let em down easy, but Ill try to be compassionate this once. If hes your friend, hell understand. It sucks to be friendzoned like, really sucks if you want something more. But it would be worse if you kept this up by giving him the wrong impression. Theres no need to be rude. Dont be like me. Just let him know you think hes a seriously awesome guy (if thats the case) but that youre not looking for anything serious right now. Lets hope hes not a crier. But seriously, dont ruin a friendship over a stupid relationship. This question hits a little too close to home for me. Ive been through a similar situation and, yeah, its hard. Your gut instinct should be to stick beside her no matter what. I mean, she is your friend after all. My advice would be to sit her down and let her know how you feel. But I might omit the Im losing all faith in you bit. Put it ALL on the table, but also understand that this might not make a difference in the situation whatsoever because she is obnoxiously blinded by love. You cannot make decisions for her: Shes a big girl, and she has to make her own choices and (lets be real) mistakes. Shes not doing what shes doing in spite of you. Shes doing it because, in some twisted way, its bringing her happiness. Instead of judging her, understand that shes gotta do this for her, as cliche as that is. Talk to her I mean really talk to her and let her talk as well. Even if you dont understand why shes with this loser, still let her know youll be there for her if it goes sour chances are it will. If its genuinely harming her in some way, though, you obviously have to intervene on a more severe level. But thats just because youre an awesome friend, so go you.

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ALYSSA HOLCOMBAvenue WriterAt the Screen Actors Guild Awards, performances take precedence over the usual awards season politics. This years 20th annual broadcast was no exception, with actors joining forces to celebrate the best performances of the year. What makes the SAG Awards stand out is that the statuettes are voted on by actors and also given to actors. Fellow SAG members vote for their picks on the years top portrayals, which in turn makes a win that much more personal. The cast of American Hustle took top honors with Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The David O. Rusthis season or 12 Years a Slave will end up the overall victor come Oscar time. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto continued their winning streaks by taking home statuettes for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Supporting Role, respectively. Cate Blanchett also continued her sweep of awards this season for her leading role in Blue Jasmine, while Lupita Nyongo took home Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Years A Slave, beating out the likes of Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lawrence. Nyongo even gave a shout out to her alma mater, Yale School of Drama, for her training props, theater kids. Following their Golden Globe wins, Bryan Cranston and the cast of Breaking Bad won both Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. The television comedy categories showcased the stars stand-up skills. Julia LouisDreyfus got into character for her win for Veep, while one of her co-stars handed over note cards with the wrong acceptance speech. Ty Burrell of Modern Family offered speech, including have no skill set other than being a needy extrovert. Throughout the night, videos of past reactions and funny moments aired in between the presentations. Unlike some other awards shows, these seemed more heartfelt and focused on the actors themselves. It only added to the general warmth and acceptance of the night. Stage and screen great Rita Moreno (aka Anita in West Side Story) took home the Lifetime Achievement Award after running a victory lap around the stage and partaking in an Electric Company-esque bit with Morgan Freeman. She even sang a few bars of This Is All I Ask, further proving her versatility. Throw in some Emma Thompson prespeech dancing (and subsequent request for a CD version of the cheesy intro music), and youve got another awards show notched off the belt, people. Tune in to the next one, the Grammys, this Sunday on CBS. 10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014AP PhotoFrom left, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston pose in the press room with their awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Trophy Hunting: SAG members celebrate peers accomplishments ROBYN SMITHAvenue WriterLess than half of all sexually active UF students used a condom the last time they had sex. According to the latest GatorWell Sexual Health Student Survey Report, only 47.2 percent used one for vaginal intercourse. The percentage drops for oral and anal. Whats up with that, guys? Why is there no excuse my pun love for the glove? Condoms are the Swiss Army knives of contraceptives. They do everything. Not only do they prevent pregnancy if used correctly, but they also protect against sexually transmitted infections. But theres more to condoms than what you learned in sex ed. Yes, condoms allow you to have safe sex, but they also help you have satisfying sex. Condoms allow me personally to relax and focus on my and my partners pleasure. Im not worried about the potential for pregnancy or disease. It might be that I am too paranoid, but I wouldnt be able to enjoy sex as much. I wouldnt be thinking, Yes! More! This is the best Ive ever had! if there wasnt that safety net. I think the inner dialogue would sound more like: Dont come yet! No, not in me! Not yet, please not on the sheets I just washed those. Dont come in me, dont come in me, dont come in me. Condoms are easy to use and incredibly effective when used correctly. And in my opinion more fun. They usually have some sort of lubrication, and the slick from that is generally good enough that theres no need for an awkward, mood-killing Astroglide-grab from the nightstand. That lubrication goes a long way in making sex more comfortable for both partners, and good sex is all about comfort. If you need more than lube, or if plainJane condoms dont do it for you, there are many different types created just to help get you off. Sometimes sorry, gentlemen those ribs for her pleasure are really the make-or-break difference between an orgasm and a disappointing night. Dont think youre left out, guys condoms have some hidden powers for you, too. If you have a problem with, reduce sensations and help you last longer. Trojan even sells special climax control condoms designed to prevent premature ejaculation. Outside of penetrative sex, condoms work great for oral sex, too. Flavored condoms can mask the taste of your man-friend, who hasnt showered in a few days, making it a lot more pleasant to show your affection. Non-lubricated condoms can also be cut open for use as a dental dam, which acts as a barrier between the mouth and vagina or anus. There is no excuse for us, as college students, to not use condoms. They are practically shoved in our face in an effort to make sure we have safer sex. As long as you pay to go here, you might as well take advantage of the free condoms on campus. Condoms can be found for free at the enthood on 13th Street and from various tabling groups like GatorWell and Voices for Planned Parenthood. Even if you have to pay for condoms yourself, the few bucks you pay for a box is much cheaper than what you would pay for Plan B or God forbid a baby. So, dont ruin your sheets, dont get rash checked out. And please, for the sake of you and your partner, wear a rubber.Wrap it before you tap it pillow talk Each Thursday, the Avenue will dish out the best in entertainment. From the silver screen to hidden Internet gems, check out this weeks top picks.Locally written, The Peppermint King will be at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. Set in the Ukraine in the 1920s, the show takes a twist and brings the audience to a magical land where everything is red and white. We dont know too much about this play except its a comic dystopian psychedelic fantasy, and, hey, thats reason enough for us to go. The show runs Friday to Feb. 9, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. All tickets are $10 at Sweet Dreams or at the door 45 minutes before the show. Tickets can also be purchased online at acrosstown.org. See it: The Peppermint KingFor the folk music lovers of Gainesville, Boy & Bear has released Harlequin Dream Sampler, a four-track taste of the band. Similar to Band of Horses, the Australian indie rockers are essential background music to your day. The best part? Its free. Boy & Bear is offering up the sampler for a donation starting at $6. Listen and enjoy at noisetrade.com. Hear it: Boy & BearHavent gotten enough of award season yet? Tune into the Grammys this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS, and root for your favorite celebs. Sure, pretty much every song has been overplayed on the radio to the point where our ears bleed, but we cant resist watching a good snub. Were sure Taylor Swift is already practicing her surprised face for every time she wins an award. Watch it: GrammysTaking 20 YouTube videos that are all in the same musical key, hours playing with. The videos are all different, ranging from people talking to recordings of childrens toys, and they can be played all at once or separately. By picking and choosing which video to play and when, you can hear a different song every time.Click it: In B FlatAlexa Volland / Alligator Staff

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 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. 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 Custom 2BDRM 1Bath Within 1 1/2 mi UF&Shands Completely furnished Tiled liv area Carpeted BDRMS w/ceiling fans Upgraded Bath As New Kit w/stainless appl W/D Cent H/A TV Internet/cable avail Owner pays water pest contrl lawn main Near bus rte Sorry no pets Furnished $745/mo Unfurnished $685/mo. Call 727-423-9463 1-24-14-2-1 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 $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 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 6-16-14-74-2 8 BLOCKS TO UFSpacious 2BR/1BA, island kitchen. Plenty of parking! $675 mo. 352-505-5049 6-19-14-74-2BLOCKS TO CAMPUS3, 4, 5 BR HOUSES Available August. Pet friendly. Call Carol at 359-3341 or website dalyproperites.com 2-28-14-27-2 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. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-23-14-60-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds 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 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 HORSES & GOATSFOR SALE Charlie 352-278-1925 4-23-72-10 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 Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. Unload your lot. 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12, ALLIGATOR 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 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 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 Designated drivers are the greatest This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. 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THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Beal, Lee selected to USA Basketball 28-man player poolFormer Gators Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards and David Lee of the Golden State Warriors will compete with 26 other players for spots on the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics teams. Columnist Adam Lichtenstein likes Roger Goodells plan to end the extra point. Read the column on page 16. Prather on short listUF forward Casey Prather was announced as one of 25 players on the Los Angeles Athletic Clubs short list for the John R. Wooden Award on Wednesday. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickFloridas two wins against Alabama last season were not easy victories by any means. On March 2, 2013, the Gators trailed the Crimson Tide by eight points with 12:23 left in the contest but then went on a 27-7 run to close out the game and win 64-52. Two weeks later in the Southeastern Conference held a 37-27 advantage about four minutes into the second scored Alabama by 20 again down the stretch to snatch a 61-51 victory. And tonight at 7 in Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the No. 6 Gators (15-2, 4-0 SEC) will try to avoid falling into a similar second-half hole against the Crimson Tide (8-9, 2-2 SEC). We obviously remember last year and know how good of a team they are, senior forward Will Yeguete said. They are aggressive and have really good guards. They played us well. I think they are going to be ready to go especially because they are going to be at home and we are undefeated in conference play, so we are going to need to be ready to play. While UF has won its past gled in SEC play with losses to Georgia (66-58) and Missouri (68-47). During its non-conference slate a gauntlet featuring then-No. 6 Duke, then-No. 11 Wichita State, UCLA, Xavier and Oklahoma Alabama won only six of its 13 contests. losses came by 10 points or fewer. Theyve played the most Ryan Jones/ Alligator StaffBilly Donovan studies the court during Floridas 74-58 win against South Carolina on Jan. 8 in the OConnell Center. Donovans former assistant, Anthony Grant, is the coach at Alabama. BRITNE MCCOYAlligator Writer@TheReporterGirlElliott Orkin waited a long time to play college tennis, match. Orkin won his singles match to clinch Floridas seasonopening 5-2 win against North Florida at the Ring Tennis Complex on Wednesday. Its pretty awesome, he said. Ive been waiting to play college tennis for many years now. Florida started slow in doubles, dropping the point despite two matches going to a tiebreaker. Although the duo of Orkin and sophomore Gordon Watson came into the match ranked No. 13 in the nation, the twosome fell to the Ospreys Caio Gomes and Yannick Zuern in a quick 6-2 decision. We werent playing aggressive enough Orkin said. We werent making balls that we normally make. The No. 43 doubles pairing of Mike Alford and Stephane Piro were also defeated by their UNF opponents, Norbert Nemcsek and Jack Findel-Hawkins, in a hard-fought 6-5 (4) tiebreak. The only match a Florida duo won was No. 3 doubles, which featured senior Florent Diep and freshman Maxx Lipman. The Florida tandem kept the match close with long rallies and came away with a 7-4 tiebreak victory. On the singles court, Orkin stole the show. After losing in doubles play, he took it upon himself to rack up a singles victory in a nearly two-hour match against Zuern, winning 6-5, 2-6, 6-4 to guarantee the victory for the Gators. Orkin said he knew what to expect and that he got tips from his older teammates going into the match. The freshman entered the match ranked 53rd in the nation the second-highest ranked player on the team but said he had trouble loosening up. Spencer Newman set the Gators on the right track after GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandThe Gators Southeastern Conference schedule comes to a head tonight. At 6:30 p.m., Florida will face conference rival No. 11 Tennessee on the road. In the 49-game series leading up to tonights showdown, the Volunteers are an astonishing 46-3 against the Gators, who have won one game in 21 attempts in Knoxville, Tenn. Florida hopes to snap its current two-game skid, but that is going to be the tallest of orders in front of a energetic Volunteer crowd, whose average turnout is 11,402 per home game. all night long. Its not going to be easy to play in, but you just got to keep your composure. Anytime on the road is going to be hostile theres going to be nasty fans, but you just cant focus on that. Everybodys going to make their runs and the crowd is going to be loud, but just staying together and staying composed is whats going to get you through those types of moments. Practice this week is taking on a different spin for the Gators. The fundamentals of their game are surely being preached, but the environment that awaits them is certainly being addressed. during free throws and some other things to said. Its one of those instances where you really have to rely on your leadership, your older players, to convey to Ronni (Williams) and Gators look to end skid against Vols UF Mens T ennis WOMENS BASKETBALLSEE TENNIS, P A GE 15 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 15 SEE W-HOOPS, P A GE 15Orkin clinched win in singles, lost doubles Theyve played the of anybody in our league based on computer rankings and what other teams have done.Billy DonovanUF coach

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Cassie (Peoples) and some of the ones that havent been in that environment yet, of what its going to be like and what its going to take as a team and as a unit. How important our huddles are, how important our timeouts will be, and that weve got to come out of those timeouts the better team, and just really trying to block out the things that dont have anything to do with us. ThompsonBoling Arena should be especially raucous on Thursday. The Volunteers are fresh off a loss to No. 2 Notre Dame, and legendary coach emeritus Pat Summitt will be in the building as a part of We Back Pat week a week-long initiative thats focused on bringing awareness and recognition to The Pat Summitt Foundisease. Any team, when theyre coming off of a loss, is more dangerous, redshirt sophomore Carlie Needles said. Theyre a little upset. They lost at home, which is very hard to do. Tennessee is a very tough, hostile environment to play in. They might have a little chip on their shoulder, but theres always some chip on your shoulder after you lose. Were just expecting their best play because everyone always plays their best against us. Butler and her Gators are prepared to enter the lions den, but the environment itself should not detract from Floridas game plan. be ready for that environment, Butler said. Its loud, theres going to be a whole bunch of people there, its We Back Pat week. Pat will be there, so that adds to the energy. Weve just got to be mentally ready for all of those things. in our league based on computer rankings and what other teams have done, coach Billy Donovan said. So I dont think their record, per se, is any indication of what kind of team they are. While the Tide has failed to close out contests this in games decided by single digits. Weve struggled to close games out that weve had opportunities in whether it be at home or on the road, said Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant, a former assistant of Donovan from 1996-2006. Its a matter of our veterans have to step up and play like veterans when the game is on the line. Unfortunately, we havent had that consistently enough to be able to win some of those games. Senior guard Trevor Releford, who leads the team with 18.3 points and 33.6 minutes per game, has been the engine driving Alabama this season. In many aspects, Relefords elevated play in the backcourt has compensated for the loss of guard Trevor Lacey, the Crimson Tides second-leading scorer last year who transferred to NC State in the offseason. I dont think hes going to sneak up on anybody, Donovan said of Releford. Hes been clearly one of the best point guards in this league since hes come in here. I think any point guard, especially for them, a lots his hands a lot. And he makes the game easier for (Rodney) Cooper, for (Shannon) Hale, for Nick Jacobs, for (Levi) Randolph. He makes the game easier for a lot of difhe is scoring and distributing, they become a very difAlabama senior guard leading team offensively THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15William A. England / Alligator StaffJaterra Bonds looks for an opening during Floridas 68-62 loss against Georgia on Sunday in the OConnell Center. Bonds and the Gators will attempt to end a two-game losing streak against the Volunteers on the road today. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffElliott Orkin attempts to hit the ball during his singles match on Wednesday. Orkins threeset win (6-5 (4), 2-6, 6-4) clinched the Gators dual-match victory against the Ospreys. Veterans helping young players prepare W -HOOPS, from page 14 HOOPS, from page 14 matches against UNFFlorida lost the doubles point. Playing against Nemcsek on Court One, Newman regained momentum for Florida, picking up a decisive 6-4, 6-1 victory. It was a little bit nerve-wracking, but I was able to settle in and get the win, Newman said. his singles action, notching his second victory of the evening against the Ospreys Zachary Goldberg in a quick 6-3, 6-2 match. No. 116 ranked Mike Alford defeated ane Piro also gave the Gators a win, but Watsons showing came as a surprise the sophomore was the only Florida player to drop his singles match. Watson could not get any rallies going against Gomes in singles, falling 3-6 breaker in the second. He had a tough match, Shelton said. The guy that he played was pretty explosive and came out and got after him. Gordon got control of the match in the second set and then wasnt able to close it out. Floridas next match comes against UNC-Wilmington as part of the ITA Kickoff tournament on Saturday at the Ring Tennis Complex. TENNIS, from page 14 Weve struggled to close games out that weve had opportunities in whether it be at home or on the road.Anthony GrantAlabama coach It was a little bit nervewracking, but I was able to settle in and get the win.Spencer NewmanUF tennis player

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16, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 AS STEIN ON TVEvery now and then, Grantland.com attempts to write the worst sports column on Earth. Today, Adam will try, too. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday the league might remove the point after touchdown. Good, I say, and about time. The point after touchdown or as I like to call it, beer-after-touchdown time is atrocious. The league should not be standing PAT on this issue. Kick this ancient rule to the curb. I dont pay exorbitant amounts of money to watch kickers who barely qualify as athletes kick the ball through the uprights boring. I pay to see grown men hurl themselves at each other for my own personal entertainment. If I wanted to watch players kick the ball, Id move to the United Kingdom and watch footy. Didnt we have a war so we wouldnt have to live that way? George Washington would despise the extra point. Papa George wanted things to be exciting. Thats why he made his men cross the Delaware River in the middle of the night. But I digress. Good riddance to the extra point, and while were at it, I think there are a lot of rule changes that would make sports a lot more fun to watch. First, well take on my least favorite of the major American sports: basketball. In my opinion, basketball needs something to spice it up. Each score is nearly irrelevant on its own. If a team scores 80 points in a game, then any given two-point basket is worth exactly one-fortieth of a win. Compare that to baseball, where one run can be 100 percent of the score. It will almost never be fewer than 10 percent. So lets add some more important shots. harder than their three-point counterparts. They should be worth at least twice as much. Now, teams down by a couple normal baskets late can opt to attempt low-percentage shots that have a higher reward. Get those coaches brains cooking. And can we stop pretending dunks arent the best type of scoring? Theyre the most exciting plays in the game. Make them worth more than a measly two points. Give the fans much the slam should be worth. Let the free market decide. While were on the topic of basketball, I think one of the best changes that should be made is adding hockey-esque line changes. No more of this checking in stuff when play stops. Have players come in and out at will. But the coach better make sure there are As for baseball, which I think is unfairly criticized as being boring, there is one change I would make. National League, your resistance was cute, but its time to adopt the designated hitter. Put your pitchforks down, NL fans. Im just telling you the truth. The fans want the long ball. No one likes 1-0 pitchers duels. Thats just what baseball fans tell themselves so they can feel better while their pitcher fails to bunt three times in a row. People dont go to the ballpark to watch double switches. They want to see the ball Know when baseball was at its peak? The parks. McGwire and Sosa, Bonds and Palmeiro. Just the names take me back to when I was young and the world was right. Now were supposedly in a new pitcherdominated age. Forget it. Give me massive sluggers walloping the ball 500 feet like its nothing. More home runs, and no extra points. Thats the kind of world I want to live in.NFL should end extra point, other sports rules should changeAP PhotoNFL commissioner Roger Goodell signs autographs before the NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Adam LichtensteinTwitter: @alichtenstein24