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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 Gainesville airport opens new access roadThe planners hope to attract businesses, pg 5. UF alumnus creates app athletes leap forIt measures height of jumps, pg 8. UF Student Senate passes resolution to extend pro-con debateTheyll have more time to speak, pg 3. The UF bullpen tossed six innings of one-run ball in Floridas 3-1 win against Florida State. Read the story on page 14. 77 /51 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 118 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014Emily Cochrane / Alligator Staff Kitten Around JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgAs Gainesville Police continues investigating a serial urinator, three more victims have come forward. The department released a composite sketch of the suspect Monday. A UF Alert sent to students, staff and faculty March 5 reported police are investigating four counts of battery and exposure of sexual organs from Feb. 22 through March 1. A man is suspected of approaching females from behind and peeing on them between the 100 and 200 blocks of Northwest 17th Street and the 900 block of West University Avenue. Victims described him as a 6-foot black male between 25 and 30 years old with a medium to large build, according to the alert. He has short curly hair, a dark complexion and was last seen wearing a dark hoodie and baggy jeans. ported any more recent cases. Tobias said students should keep an eye on their surroundings to prevent possible future incidents. Its the same for avoiding anybody, Tobias said. Jamie Thomas, a UF English senior, said her friends thought the idea of a serial urinator was funny. It does scare me hearing about all of the crimes that happen around campus, the 22-year-old said. GPD encourages anyone with information to contact DePeople can also send an anonymous tip by texting keyword GPDFL with the tip to 274637.Sketch of peeing suspect released, more victims hit LOCAL SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgStarke Elementary School resumed operation Tuesday after it was closed roughly eight months ago due to rampant mold. All of the schools nearly 500 students have returned from their temporary classrooms in three schools, smoothly transitioning into the last quarter of the school year. renovations to rid itself of a lingering mold problem, which had plagued Starke Elementary since its opening 16 years ago. School District spokesman, said the majority of the schools $2 million renovation budget went to its stateof-the-art heating, ventilation and air conditioning system that controls temperature and humidity for the building. Maintaining a safe educational environment was our priority, Graham said. Having them here wasnt necessarily a clean and safe learning environment. The system brings with it sensors for each room that sound an alarm when the humidity reaches unwant-Starke Elementary opens mold-free BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.org Machen held a meeting for Levin College of Law faculty and staff to address the postponed law dean search. At the meeting, which the public and press were not allowed to attend, Machen solicited input from faculty and staff on the search and his proposal for interim dean. Lyrissa Lidsky, a member of the dean search committee and UF associate dean for international studies at the law college, was one of the more than 60 faculty and staff members present at the meeting. Lidsky said its a pivotal time in the legal profession to be selecting a new dean. It was helpful to have the president come and explain the reasons for declaring a failed search, she said. As president, he has the broad view of the entire universitys needs at heart. Machen proposed that professor George Dawson, who has worked at the College of Law for about 33 years, plans to delay his retirement to take on the position. role, and he is willing to do it. There is an awful lot of work to be done, he said. Im looking forward to a fairly challenging job for the next year. Jeffrey Harrison, law professor and Ste-Machen holds private meeting to discuss law dean appointmentSEE LAW, PAGE 4 SEE STARKE, PAGE 4Graham It does scare me hearing about all of the crimes that happen around campus.UF english seniorSome are questioning the searchDawson

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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, MARCH 19, 2014 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 79/54 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/56 SUNNY 79/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/51 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 118 as well as the Land Use and Facilities Planning Committee to bring back Bambooville. To help, find the Facebook page Restore Bambooville, or contact Elliot Larkin at Larkin@ ufl.edu or Nick Chrone at NChrone@ufl.edu. Also, sign the petition on Change.org. 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. This is a great opportunity to get more involved in the global health community and obtain leadership experience in international health. Find out more about the Global Health Case Competition and opportunities for involvement by emailing arwang@ufl.edu. 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 HAPPENINGTorah on TAP tonight at Leonardos Come discuss what Judaism has to say about everyday topics. Join UF Hillel today from 8 to 9 p.m. on the back patio of Leonardos Pizza by the Slice located on the corner of University Avenue and 13th Street. We will discuss what you wish youd learned in Hebrew school. Rabbi Gail Swedroe will lead the discussion and provide pizza (and beer if youre older than 21). Just bring money for a tip and get ready to chat. You dont need any experience with Jewish texts to attend. For more information, check out the UF Hillel calendar at ufhillel.org/currentstudents/cal, or email Rabbi Swedroe at RabbiSwedroe@ ufhillel.org. Accent Speakers Bureau hosts Buzzfeed creator Jonah Peretti Join Accent Speakers Bureau on Thursday at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for an evening of entrepreneurship, insight and inspiration with one of the leading media innovators of the 21st century. Peretti will discuss journalism, the evolving media landscape and his career followed by an open Q-and-A with the audience. Free student tickets will be available for pickup at the Phillips Center Box Office at noon. Students with valid Gator 1 Cards can receive up to two tickets. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the program begins at 8. For more information, visit facebook. com/accentufl. Paynes Prairie Fire Fest Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park will host Fire Fest on March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the parks visitor center in Micanopy. The event is free with park admission, which is $4 per individual and $6 per vehicle. Activities will include hands-on demos, a scavenger hunt and fire equipment demonstrations. Visitors will also receive a Fire Fest passport to be stamped as they explore various fire stations throughout the park and learn about the importance of prescribed fire to Floridas ecosystems. GatorWell focus group GatorWell Health Promotion Services is looking for UF students to participate in a one-hour confidential focus group about interpersonal violence issues on campus. These focus groups will occur through Thursday at the GatorWell location on Radio Road. Participants will receive $20 UF Bookstore gift cards and free pizza. To participate, email GatorWellProjects@ mail.ufl.edu. Use subject line My Campus. Participants must be 18 years or older and enrolled UF students. Register for Three Minute Thesis Competition The UF Graduate School is partnering with I-Cubed to host its first Three Minute Thesis Competition in April. The competition challenges doctoral students to present their dissertations to a nontechnical audience in three minutes or less. Preliminary heats will be held this month to determine finalists for the grand finale event on April 3. Along with helping graduate students hone their communication and presentation skills, winners will be awarded cash prizes. For more information and to register, please visit tinyurl.com/UF3MT. This competition is open to international students. Lavender Graduation scheduled for April 18 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Affairs is hosting its annual Lavender Graduation on April 18 at 7 p.m. The ceremony acknowledges the achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students at UF. The event is to recognize these students leadership and community service experiences that have made a difference in improving the campus climate regarding LGBT issues. If you are graduating, please notify LGBT Affairs to be recognized and receive a Lavender Graduation certificate as well as a rainbow tassel. Also LGBT Affairs is looking for candidates for Spring 2014 Community Impact Awards and Rainbow Alliance Awards for Student LGBT Service and Research. Restoring Bambooville A group of students is working to present a formal proposal to the Lakes, Vegetation and Landscaping Committee Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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HANNA MARCUS Alligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgTuesday nights Student Senate meeting may have had a late start, which resulted in the cancellation of a new Senate member orientation workshop, but that didnt stop senators from getting down to business once the meeting began. Beginning at 8:30, the 83 senators present approved four resolutions and four committee seats within the unanimous consent. The resolution, Proposing Revision to the Rules and Procedures, authored by Michael Christ, increased the rounds and minutes of pro-con debate senators may have when discussing candidates for committee positions. Instead of two rounds of pro-con debate, senators will now have three three minutes per side. I felt that we needed a little bit more time in case there were more senators that ever wanted to speak, he said. Its a good bill and good in building the institution of Senate. One of the resolutions that passed, Student Bill 2014-1021, supports the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act in the U.S. Congress. Senate President Dylan Fisher, who co-authored the bill, said that Senate supports the bill because it will have immediate effects on the students at UF. All in all, the beautiful thing about it is this just makes housing better for students, he said. It would directly affect the University of Florida so this is something that we (Student Government) would support. Thats why we unanimously passed that as far as taking steps for housing safer and creating more opportunities for students at the university. Senators also unanimously passed a resolution that supported funding for the Generation Sketch Comedy show. The resolution was authored by the allocations committee and will grant the organization $175. Leah Miller, chair of the allocations committee, said the organievent. The last resolution that passed, which supported the Spring-Greening Day, was co-sponsored by the sented the Senates support for ewaste recycling. recycling electronic equipment near or at the end of its useful life, according to the resolution. It represents more than two percent of the Senators chose to unanimously approve the four recommendations for committee seats. Victoria Fernandez was appointed to the allocations committee, Nadia Kemal was appointed to the budget committee, McLane Edwards was appointed to the judiciary committee, and Jacquelyn Smith was appointed to the rules and ethics committee. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffSenate President Dylan Fisher addresses a resolution supporting the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act on Tuesday evening in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. All four resolutions passed. Senate passes resolution to extend debate rounds, time limit STUDENT SENATE BILL 2014-1021 Resolution Supporting the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act . . WHEREAS, the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act would make college more affordable for some students at no cost to taxpayers by offering a housing alternative less expensive than University housing; and, WHEREAS, the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act results in safer student housing by encouraging charitable contributions to collegiate housing for the installation of life-saving equipment such as tors and alarm systems . .

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014Megan Reeves / Alligator Staff Hanging OutWill Vanvorst, left, plays at Westside Recreation Center on Tuesday afternoon. The park is located off the intersection of Northwest Eighth Avenue and Northwest 34th Street. UF law students expressed concerns about the colleges reputationphen C. OConnell chairman, said Dawson is the best choice for interim dean. But he said his job is a That position is very challenging because you really dont have time to carry out any kind of longterm plan, and people know you will be gone in a few months, he said. sion for interim dean will be made within the next few days. UF originally paid a Los Angeof candidates. Out of the 24 candidates the viewed by Machen and Provost Joe Glover. Final candidates included University of Kentucky College of Law dean David Brennen, Georgia State University College of Law professor Samuel Donaldson and former U.S. ambassador David Huebner. During a press conference before the meeting, Machen said he is looking for someone who can help the faculty work through future issues with the changes in the legal profession. We want a leader who is going to help the college maintain its position of leadership in Florida and hopefully in this country, he said. year UF law student, said he feels like all the money spent searching for a new dean has been useless. To me it just comes as one big waste, he said. We didnt take the opportunity to move forward and bring in fresh ideas. The search failure has students concerned about the reputation of the law college, especially after its ranking recently fell. UFs law college ranked 49th, compared to FSU at 45th, in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of 2015s best law schools. Anthony Kakoyannis, a 22said the search failure and the drop in ranking portrays a negative image of the college. It doesnt make us look so good, he said. New students are going to think the school cant get it together. With Machens retirement in the near future, the next president may have to take on the task of But Machen said postponing the search may save the college from making the wrong decision now. In my experience in administration, the most important cost to consider is the cost of making the right choice for the college at the right time, he said. LA W, from page 1The school got new air conditioning units and traded carpet for tile ed levels. Along with the new air conditioning system, Graham said all of the schools carpets have been replaced with tile, and all fabric items that couldnt be cleaned were removed to ensure mold wouldnt make a return appearance. A multitude of cracks and holes in the building where moisture leaked in were also repaired. He said every book in the library was cleaned with peroxide and bleach solutions. Teachers and childrens school items were also cleaned when they left to their temporary classrooms as well as when they returned to Starke. Graham attributed the easy move back to the months of planning the school had, as opposed to its abrupt closure, which happened two days into the school year. Bus routes have returned to normal, meaning students dont have to get to their stops 30 minutes earlier than usual to travel the extra miles to their temporary classrooms. The students seem very happy. Theyre glad to be back. Staff members are glad to be back, he said. Many of them tell me they can feel the difference. The renovations mean mold will be an unlikely sight at Starke, and teachers like Patricia Wainwright are happy to have their classes return to normal. has been at Starke since its opening, said she can feel the difference in air quality in her classroom. The mold in her closet and other dark corners of the classroom is gone, and she doesnt have to share a room with another teacher anymore. She and her students had to travel seven miles north of Starke to Lawtery another for the majority of the school year. She said the school previously tried to remove the mold, but it always came back. Wainwright called the clean-up something we all knew needed to be done. S T ARKE, from page 1CAMPUS MALEEHA BABARAlligator Contributing WriterTuesday kicked off Syrian Solidarity Week at UF, a series of events to bring attention to the The four-day event began with students hosting an informational table session on Turlington Plaza. Free baked goods were given to the more than 100 attendees when they asked questions about Syria, said Rana Al-Nahhas, the historian for the Arabic Cultural Association and an organizer of the event. mob on Thursday on Turlington Plaza, where students will silently reenact scenes of Syrian suffering, she said. The event will feature students sprawled on the ground, some dressed in black to represent members of the regime. Organizers hope to represent the battlesaid. The 19-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology freshman said the event is important to students because the issue is a global one. It doesnt matter where youre from, she said. If youre from Syria or Mexico, its for the same cause. Were all human. Sameer Saboungi, president of Arabic Cultural Association and student activist, said the threemore than 130,000 people. Thats more than the population of Gainesville, said the 19-year-old UF international studies sophomore. Its the worst humanitarian tragedy in modern times after Rwanda, he said. ITS AT NINE LOCATIONS. CHRISTIAN COOPERAlligator Contributing WriterCoffee lovers can get their Iced Coffee Day at Dunkin Donuts. Betsy Beck, a Dunkin Dowrote in an email that the promotion is in recognition of the start of spring and the inevitable heat approaching. She said March 19 is Free Iced Coffee Day around Florida every year. Sixteen-ounce iced coffees are available in the original or dark roast blend and eight difhazelnut, toasted almond, blueberry, coconut, cinnamon, caramel and raspberry. Daniel Clark, a 24-year-old UF food science and human nutrition student, has participated in the free coffee day previously. Clark said he has a strategy to bounce from location to location to take full advantage of the deal. cause Wednesdays are my long days, he said. Ill need the pick-me-up. In addition to the Dunkin Donuts next to Gator City on West University Avenue, the franchise opened a second restaurant last year just down the road in the building with Target Copy and Firehouse Subs. Both will be participating in the promotion, as well as the seven other Gainesville locations. It doesnt matter where youre from. If youre from Syria or Mexico, its for the same cause. Were all human. Rana Al-NahhasArabic Cultural Association historian It doesnt make us look so good . New students are going to think the school cant get it together.Anthony KakoyannisUF law student

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Emily Cochrane / Alligator Staff Practice Makes PerfectA quintet of chamber students rehearse outside the UF Music Building on Tuesday evening. The group practiced Schuberts String Quintet, which was composed in 1828. HELL HOLD OFFICE HOURS. BRIDGET ANDERSONAlligator Contributing WriterAs the second most volunteerproducing school for the Peace Corps, UF will host a representative on campus. The events today will include ofan open information session from 4 tional Center. On Thursday, the Peace Corps College of Journalism and Comfrom 5:10 to 6:45 p.m. Chad Chernet, central and north Florida regional recruiter for the Peace Corps, will represent the Peace Corps at these events. A UF and Peace Corps volunteer alumnus, Chernet said he has always enjoyed majority of interested students possess the necessary skills. They come with experience and community service and volunteerism, he said. Alex Meckley, a 22-year-old UF family, youth and community sciences senior, recently received her nomination for the Peace Corps. Being a part of the Peace Corps learning from others in a culture completely different from my own, she said. Amid controversy in 2012, UF canceled its on-campus Peace Corps chives.Peace Corps rep to visit UF to recruit THE ROAD COST $2.4 MILLION. KELSEY MARTINEZAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville Regional Airport opened its steps in an airport-area expansion process. R. Alison Avenue, a $2.4 million access road that connects the commercial terminal loop to Waldo Road. The road was constructed using state and federal grants and was named after the well-known, highly airman and UF alumnus Alison. The construction of the for more than a decade and was part of the the airport runway and the Alachua County Fairgrounds to serve as land for future development. Aguiar said. hoping to attract, Aguiar said. from the new road crosses over the car rental return area, which could cause confusion to customers driving to their terminal, she said. sophomore, said she uses the airport to and from Miami. airport-area expansion could make traveling more convenient. Aguiar said that road has the potential to Gainesville community in a positive way. Exstudents to look for new employers and internship opportunities, Aguiar said. As Gainesville grows, the airport grows, she said.Gainesville airport opens new access road to help travelers THE ASSOCIATED PRESSter of a sexual assault case against a former day that the midshipman kind of laughed when she asked him if they had sex at an alcothe alleged victim said she drank heavily at what happened that night. Tate faces charges of aggravated sexual assault and lying to investigators in a trial that turns on whether the woman was too drunk to consent to sex. The closely watched court-martial comes at a time when the military is under scrutiny to drinking shot after shot after shot and takof alcohol. Stormer said the woman eventually was going on. walking around, having conversations and saw tweets suggesting someone had sex with multiple people at the party. She said she came faced sentencing in North Carolina in another frey Sinclair pleaded guilty to having impropcharges of sexual assault were dropped. ALINA AVALOSAlligator Contributing WriterBurgerFi, a new restaurant in a chain with a national following, had lines out the door for its grand opening in The restaurant, located the 42nd to open around the country, said Meha Bashi, BurgerFi marketing manager. Bashi said one of the reaa greener alternative. The meat is all-natural, never any additives or chemicals or hormones. Amara Harnish, a 21-yearold UF English junior and BurgerFi employee, said the opening day was awesome and intense at the same time. She said the lines were consistently wrapped around taken. Harnish said she thinks everything is made fresh to the other menu items like hot dogs and sides. to $10. The restaurant also offers hot dogs that cost roughers order items a la carte, so 19-year-old UF marketing sophomore, said he enjoys cause it tastes healthy. Mossorofo said he attended the private grand opening Friday through a promotional voucher. He said he loves going to excited that one opened in great options to a town that restaurants, he said. Kristin Mamula, marketing associate for Butler Enterprises, wrote in an email that BurgerFi sets itself apart from its high standard of all natural food items. Our customers want and withhold that high standard, she said. They are a great addition to our Restaurant Row along Archer Road.Butler Plaza adds chain burger joint to restaurant alleyLOCALAlison

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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.Light It Up:LED fountain idea perfect for ReitzStudents have seen some pretty questionable art come and go on UFs campus in recent years most notably the monstrous, ugly Plaza of the Americas couple-dancserves several purposes, but come on, those creepy life-like statues of people around campus that were recently removed served no other purpose than to scare freshman walking guson, a 20-year-old UF business management sophomore, envisions a hydrotechnic fountain system installed in the hangout spot on nice days, would be the perfect location for Hes been making serious moves in achieving his goal, nia, has proposed the idea to the Reitz Union Board and recruited the help of Gator Robotics to build the display, which By day, the pond would have a peaceful, pulsing fountain to give you something to drown out the cars and buses, fully choreographed water shows with lasers and lights, all If that doesnt sound hella dope, we dont know what Its a good idea, and UF students have the chops to make manufacture a small-scale Formula One car every year, relyplausible, then, that students could produce a hydrotechnic its the dream of all students to leave a lasting mark on the place theyve spent years developing their personalities and this dream may seem like a novelty on the surface, it represents an opportunity to engage a variety of students on camwill encourage the endeavor through funding, labor, Student Government legislation and whatever else is needed to infrastructure: lighting, hydraulics, electronics, software and tuition and donation dollars at work than by displaying the Funding bill shows need for reformAs of last week, the total amount of campaign spending for the 2014 midterm election cycle was more than 25 Much of this increased spending is the result of the incampaigns of right-wing ideologues who share an extreme, those who have the most money corporations and the wealthy are those who receive the most attention and fathem an advantage over any prospective challengers, whethzation that tracks campaign spending, estimates that the candidate who raises the most money in any House of RepNow leaders in Congress are seeking to dismantle one of the few remnants of a once-robust system of public election However, this bill is not about saving taxpayer money or ing of party conventions simply provides another opportuparties accepted tens of millions of dollars in corporate doamount to what former President Jimmy Carter referred to make campaign contributions to politicians around the icy that favors their interests over eliminate public funding of elections, our society needs to shift toward elections that are completely A handful of billionaires and massive corporations should not be able to dictate government policies that affect the well-being of the American peoprinciples of democracy, political equality and a government Because the Supreme Court has ruled that most limits state that corporations are not people and have no inherent ideally would include restrictions on campaign spending and require Congress to establish a robust system of public Unfortunately, members of Congress are not likely to voluntarily restrict their abilities to collect massive amounts of However, the Constitution provides a path for passing amendments that does not require the involvement of ConSeveral organizations are working to build support among state legislators for an amendment to reform our broour system of government will consistently and systemically favor the interests of corporations and the wealthy over orElliot Levy is a UF political science and public relations junior. His column appears on Wednesdays. 75 TOTAL VOTES75% YES 25% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Do you study at Panera? Todays question: Are you worried about Gainesvilles Mystery Peeing Man? WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Elliot Levyopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Texas Gov. Rick Perry made waves last week during an appearance on ABCs latenight talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel and Perry discussed the 2016 presidential election, guns and the governors surprising musical abilities. But one point Perry made that night really stood out, and though it did not get as loud an applause as when Perry said he might consider legalizing marijuana in Texas, it was an important point nonetheless. Perry discussed reforming the Texas legal system and minor drug offenses. Weve been able to shut down a prison in the state of Texas, he said. Thats conservative, man! This is a topic Americans do not talk about enough. We have a penitentiary system in place that is not only bloated but also broken. Success in the penal system is improperly gauged by number of incarcerations instead of the number of Perry continued and said, You dont want to ruin a kids life for having a joint. A young persons life could be shattered beyond repair just by committing one minor crime when he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Such is a direct consequence of unsuccessful drug policies and an ineffective penal system. More tragically, the system treats certain groups of people differently than others. A teenager who killed four people wealthy and privileged for punishment. Yet a kid in the inner city caught with a joint in his back pocket will have an entirely different sentencing just because he was born of different circumstances. This glaring double standard is perfectly clear and completely unjust. Perry has the right idea. Closing down even one prison, especially in a state like Texas, signals a growing demand for change in our handling of crime. And such a demand is, in fact, conservative. Conservatives believe in ceding power from the state and giving it back to the individual. Because a prison is state power incarnate, pursuing reform of the penal system should be encouraged by the principled right. Conservatives, in addition to this, believe in a certain submission to reality. And the reality is the system fails for too many people and negatively affects too many lives. This demand for change impacts not only future Americans, but all Americans wrongfully denied a second chance at life because of a single nonviolent crime. And when a second chance is so wrongfully denied, released inmates are more likely to make the same mistakes and end up in the same punitive state they were just released from. Other legislators have taken this demand to heart. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has publicly expressed frustration with the system, stating that federal mandatory minimum sentences are a major culprit in our unbalanced and often unjust drug laws. These rigid rules prevent judges from handing out more lenient prison bipartisan fashion, is shepherding pieces of reform legislation in the Senate. to the conservative movement that for decades has been the defender of rules, harsh sentencing and an aggressive war on crime. The right has not been shy about expressing its views on crime. Richard Nixons Law and Order campaign contributed to his victory in two presidential elections. President ident George H. W. Bush hit Gov. Michael Dukakis, D-Mass., in the 1988 election for being too soft on criminals and opposing capital punishment. Former New York Mayor Rudy took back the city from the unlawful. Riots, organized crime rings, assassinations and rampant acts of violence plagued the country during that time. One can make the argument that such measures were needed back then. But the results of these actions have led to an increase in state power, something conservatives do not want to admit. There is an opportunity for change because we live in a different world. Peoples views on drugs, crime and the system have changed. Many people have seen the harm the system does; think of all the separated families, the children with parents in prison and the job opportunities denied due to the lack of reform. And while this might not be the most highsomething good can come out of this demand for change. We must champion reform, not because it is just a conservative thing to do, but because it is the right thing to do. Michael Beato is a UF economics sophomore. His column appears on Wednesdays. Prison reform signals positive change Column For some, a hotel is a symbol of a comfort. To others its a foothold in a faraway place, allowing them to go where they have never gone before. For Wes Anderson, it is a colorful backdrop for love, war, mystery and murder. Although The Grand Budapest Hotel is exactly what fans of Anderson have come to love and expect stylistically, it is arguably a darker chapter in the everlasting storybook of quirky misadventures, outof-place characters and all the other oddities that cominto new territory with a rather grim storyline and a penchant for the macabre. Anderson takes his meta-narrative framework to an entirely new depth this time, presenting a story within a ourselves at the door of the Grand Budapest Hotel, a II Europe. The hotels prestigious reputation is the effect of one man: Monsieur Gustav (a brilliant and charismatic Ralph Fiennes). While he lives and dies by the rules of good hotel service, he is not above tending to the extra needs of several of the hotels elderly female guests, especially when theyre rich. All trademark Anderson hipster-hell breaks loose when one of Gustavs wealthiest lovers, Madame D. (Tilda Swinton, in more prosthetic make-up than Benjamin Button), is murdered after making him heir to the priceless portrait, Boy with Apple. The criminal relatives of Madame D. (led by a gothic Adrian Brody) set Gustav up as the murderer, spurring a cross-country game of cat and mouse between them and the European army commander Henckels (Edward Norton, more or less revitalizing his clueless-man-in-uniform character from Moonrise Kingdom). At Gustavs side is the faithful Zero, the lobby boy (newcomer Tony Revolori) who is his apprentice and undercuts some of the more shocking and morbid subsoned, shot and strangled in this story, all during the days leading to an occupation of a vague fascist military force (an obvious send-up of the Nazi party). The humor Anderson, especially in regard to the details of Gustavs sexual escapades with the hotels older women. Despite this bleaker variant of Andersons typical whimsy, he still weaves in many of the heartfelt themes his stories are known for. Zero forms a pure and impractical romance with the apprentice of a local baker (Saoirse Ronan), and the two quickly decide to marry. Their unabashed love and naivet is reminiscent of the star-crossed protagonists in Moonrise Kingdom but is paired with a more realistic ending here. Also, the father-son relationship that blossoms between Zero and more and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. For viewers who are new to Andersons work, the take too long and would ruin half of the fun of seeing familiar faces pop up in not-so-familiar wardrobes. In addition to the actors already mentioned, standouts in cious Willem Dafoe. All in all, Anderson seems to have topped himself with Budapest. Its innovative narrative, classic ensemble of characters and grandiose set pieces all indicate that hes achieved a tighter grasp on his own aesthetic. Say what you may about his marginal style, but there is no doubt that he is one of the few directors working today who consistently produces content that is daring and at all times unique. Ryan Koehn is a writer for the Daily Californian. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Anderson probes new territory in UWireSchools across the state have transitioned the focus of their curricula to FCAT topics. I do not of test scores on public perception and teachers evaluations; see Senate Bill 736. I do, however, question the quality of the assessments. These concerns originate from my time as a mathematics educator and assessment specialist for Educational Testing Service, where I worked on the development of the SAT, GRE and AP Statistics. My concerns are intension what children believe it means to do mathematics. Educators do not object to having student achievement measured. A misalignment between what FCAT measures and what is valued mathematically creates a dysfunctional culture with the dilemma of teaching for understanding versus teaching to the test. Proponents of FCAT would argue educators should not teach to the test, but the nature of the questions says otherwise. There are several examples from the Florida Department of Education website to highlight my concerns. The examples that motivated this piece are math. Analysis of all FCAT sample questions revealed that 20 percent of questions ask students to match equations to problem contexts. This method of assessment discourages creative problem solving and forces students to think as the person who created the test. There are also questions that intentionally try to trick students by presenting tables that change sequencing in the middle of a table. This is bad practice in both assessment and statistics. Other example questions require students to catch subtle things in the text (e.g., to and from work and round trip) or else they will be led into selecting the wrong option. Students may successfully navigate the mathematics in the problem but end up getting the wrong answer for reasons related to reading. One could argue they should just read the question carefully. Is it then still a test of mathematics? think they are experts at because they were once students. Anyone who believes being a classroom teacher is easy because of June, July and August should spend one week being held responsible for educating all students. How would you feel being evaluated in your profession the same way teachers are evaluated? How would you feel if your evaluations were made public? Imagine the scrutiny we subject our teachers to, and then imagine receiving the same salary as a teacher. Please take the time to thank teachers for all they do because the system does not make it easy for them to succeed. Its time we change how we evaluate education and begin to appreciate our teachers for all they do. If this article moves you, please contact Commissioner Pam Stewart A question you may want to ask is, What assessment and learning experts from our universities were involved in the $220 million decision to have AIR develop the states assessments? Tim Jacobbe is a UF associate professor of mathematics and statistics.Its time to change how we evaluate studentsGuest column Michael Beatoopinions@alligator.org Ryan KoehnUWire Tim JacobbeSpeaking Out

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014Amber Riccinto / AlligatorSingle ShadowA student walks out of Weimer Hall following a class on campus Tuesday afternoon. Weimer houses the universitys College of Journalism and Communications. JESSICA PEREDAAlligator Contributing WriterGroup pushes Gators to sign up for health care THE UF WOMENS VOLLEYBALL TEAM USES IT. CALLIE FRIEDMANAlligator Contributing Writer UF alumnus creates app athletes leap forINTERNATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSUkraine grapples with despair as Crimea takeover progressesLOCAL I totally want to know how high Pat Young is jumping when he dunks the ball.Melissa FlanjackUF public relations juniorYatsenyuk

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 IT FIRST SHOWED UP IN HAWAII AND CALIFORNIA. KATHERINE BROWNAlligator Contributing WriterCases of what is being called super gonorrhea are on the rise across the country A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the April 2014 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, stated that this strand of the sexually transmitted disease resists treatments and has been found in major U.S. cities. The new strain of gonorrhea has the same effects as treatable gonorrhea, said Samantha Evans, a health promotion specialist at GatorWell Health Promotion Specialists. The danger is the long-term effects the disease has on the body when left untreated. Hawaii and California and have since spread across the country, according to the study. The disease could potentially become resistant to treatment because people with gonorrhea stop taking prescribed treatments before the disease is fully out of the body, strengthening it against future medication instead of eliminating it, Evans said. People just dont take the medications for as long as theyre supposed to, Evans said. She added that the best way for students to protect themselves from this type of disease is to practice safe sex by using condoms, getting tested regularly and communicating with their partners. Phylis Craig, associate director of nursing at UF, said she had similar views. Craig, who works in the womens clinic at the Student Health Care Center, said completing all prescribed medications is crucial when being treated for sexually transmitted diseases. I dont claim to be a biologist, but gonorrhea seems to be a pretty clever bacteria, she wrote in an email. It has morphed better than some of the other bacteria to become resistant. Craig said she stresses the use of condoms to protect students from not only gonorrhea but also unwanted pregnancies and other common sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and HIV. Charisse Ahmed, a 21-year-old UF health education and behavior major, said she was shocked by the discovery and spread of super gonorrhea in the U.S. It is shocking and disappointing to have another (STD) issue, she said. Its becoming more dangerous to have unprotected sex. Ahmed said she is an advocate for safe sex and spreading awareness about the risks of unprotected sex. Get tested, she said.Super gonorrhea spreading across US cant be treated by current drugs, CDC reportsLIFESTYLE PURVI PANDIT Alligator Contributing WriterPuppy Palooza cautioned students Tuesday Off Campus Life, part of the Division of Student Affairs at UF, held its third Puppy Palooza at Peabody Hall to assist students who are considering adopting pets. Nora Kilroy, director of Off Campus Life, said she hoped students would come to the Palooza to relieve stress, to learn about pet ownership and to hopefully volunteer for adoption agencies in the future. Alachua County Humane Society has never done this before, Kilroy said. So this is going to be a new experience for them. Chrissy Sedgley, adoption and foster coordinator at the Alachua County Humane Society, brought two mixed-breed pit bulls and three gray kittens: Quil, Quip and Quinton. Probably our biggest hope is to recruit volunteers, recruit fosters or even (increase) adoptions, Sedgley said. She said as the humane societys network of foster homes grows, it prevents the ACHS from euthanizing as many animals that are kept there. We cant save animals without the help of the community, she said. Trenton Davis, a 21-year-old UF materials science and engineering junior, said he heard about the event through Facebook and went to play with the puppies. I want a pet, but I probably wont get one until I know I can take care of one, Davis said.Group advises would-be pet owners to look past the aww factorMegan Reeves / Alligator StaffSpin OffCaroline Flint, a dance freshman, performs Tuesday evening during Delta Tau Deltas Miss Greek competition at the Phillips Center. Probably our biggest hope is to recruit volunteers, recruit fosters or even (increase) adoptions.Chrissy Sedgleyadoption and foster coordinator

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19,2014 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 Countryside 4 Bd/4 Bth beautifully furnished condo on bus route. Bball, vball, pool, spa and fitness room. $425/room, includes $50 utility allowance per/room. Fall occupancy. Ellie 561-361-9600 or ebelliveau@sgczklaw.com 3-27-14-40-1 Furnished 2BR/2BA condo in Haile Plantation. Washer, dryer, front garden, back porch $1100 + utilities/month. Call 352-3788710 2-72-14-5-1 Enhance your educational experience! Student Condo 4BR/4BA individual leases. Excellent amenities on bus line, loads of parking utils incl. Now thru fall. $375mo. Also 3BR/2BA home steps to UF campus fall occupancy. Contact Bristol Park Realty 352367-2669 4-8-14-20-1 Apt. available Windsor Hall. Kitchen, bathroom, closet. Available from May-Aug. Walking distance to campus, Walmart, Publix,Best Buy.Building has elevator,washer/dryer on floor,pool. Apt. located in building B. Price is $830, please e-mail dariangurl123@aol.com 3-24-144-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! 1BR APT $395/moSmall pet ok. Call 352-372-1201 or 352-2133901 4-23-14-72-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 352-538-2181 lv message 4-23-14-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-5-14-168-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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! No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 3-31-14-45-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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 3-31-14-61-2 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! Available Fall Term $700 mo. 352-505-5049 6-19-14-74-2 SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $439. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-5 Sun. 1-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com 4-23-14-55-2 LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $665 Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 4-23-14-55-2 UPPER WESTSIDE/ NANTUCKET WALK1 & 2 bdrm Luxury Apts. starting at $850. Granite counters. FREE Hi-Speed Internet. Parking avail. Walking distance to UF & Stadium. 408 NW 14th St. Now leasing for Fall 2014. For info. call 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com 4-23-14-54-2 2BR COTTAGE $700Small Pet OK. Call 352-372-1201 or 352213-3901 3-27-14-15-2 WALK TO CAMPUS 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse. Carport w/ 2 spaces. Covered porch, small yard, W/D. Common area furnished. Available June 1st or fall semester. No pets. $1000/mo. Call 352-665-3378 3-20-14-7-2 Available August: Several Cute & Clean 2, 3, & 4 BR vintage homes near UF. Wood floors, C/HA, W/D. Rents @ $860-$1760/mo. Call/ text Anita 352-575-4395 Details: www.CozyGator.com 3-25-14-10-2 $500 spacious 1 BR Apt, private patio w/ locking gate, shade trees,squeaky clean, study/live quietly;1825 NW 10th St. 352 376 0080;postj@bellsouth.net 4-23-14-30-2 HOUSES for August 1 Cute & clean. Bike to UF. Wood floors, C/H&A, W&D provided Quiet areas. For more info: 10houses.com 352-316-0154 3-27-14-102 CHARMING 3/1 HOUSE NEAR DUCKPOND Total remodel inside. Extra large bonus room. New appliances, incl W/D. Front porch, back deck. $1000 non-smoking. 352-214-1939 3-19-14-5-2 Clean, new and nice Studio Apartment Two blocks from Campus Available Summer and/or Fall Can Furnish Call (352)377-2930 3-31-14-9-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND.LEAVING FOR THE SUMMER?NEED TO SUBLET YOUR ROOM? DON'T WAIT PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE AD TODAY!IT'S EASY...JUST GO TOwww.alligator.org/classified IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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 can 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 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. 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ALLIGATORGE MINI-REFRIGERATOR33" x 19" x 20". Paid $160 2 years ago. Asking $65. Gainsville area. Call 717-5030999 or cwilson48@gmail.com 3-20-2-6 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 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 4-2314-72-10HORSES & GOATSFOR SALE Charlie 352-278-1925 4-23-72-10 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 We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 4-23-72-12 96 Olds Achieva $1000 95 Ford Explorer $1500 92 Toyota Camry $1999 91 Chevy Caprice $1300 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 00 Dodge Intrepid $1500 99 Infiniti $799 01 Ford Taurus $1900 97 Dodge Van $900 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 97 Blazer $2999 00 Jeep Cherokee $1999 99 Nissan Sentra $2999 96 Pontiac Bonneville $1500 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES $0 DOWN!!! 3 MONTHS TO PAY TRANSACTION FEES!!!!! 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN NO CREDIT CHECK!!! NO EMPLOYMENT CHECK 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK!! 6 MONTHS TO PAY DOWN PAYMENT!!! 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO RENTALS ALL VEHICLES 2014 3630 N. MAIN STREET www.carrentalsunrise.com 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 CASH 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 SUNRISE AUTO RENTAL EASY TO RENT!!! NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED! www.carrentalsunrise.com 352-375-9090 4-23-31-12 HEADLINERS SAGGING? POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? Call or google Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973. On site available. 4-23-3112 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.

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12, ALLIGATOR 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 3-28-14-72-13 ***ATTENTION SMOKERS!*** Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers are needed for a quit smoking study. If interested, please email ufsmokinglabclinic@gmail.com or visit psych.ufl.edu/motiv8 3-24-14-5-13 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. 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 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 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 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 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Luisa Rios-Avila at 392-1991 Ext 266. 4-23-14-45-14 DATA ENTRY/CLERICAL POSITION Full or part time Please apply in person Institute of Veterinary Spec 3603 NW 98th St Suite A 3-19-5-14 LOOKING FOR SOMEONETO PROOFREAD MY SHORT-STORY. English major preferred. Call 352-375-6754. Will be compensated. 3-25-14-5-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $2.50 per day. Call us at 373-FIND.Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-23-14-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-23-72-15 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiLegal.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-23-72-15 Want to be a CNA? Dont want to wait? Express Training Services now offers a CNA class which can be completed in one weekend. Perfect for busy college students. www.expresstrainingservices.com/ww 4-2314-67-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-23-72-16 ACLS BLS PALS CPR/FA American Heart Assoc. cert issued. Convenient scheduling. Teaching gators for over 15 years. Safetynet of Florida. Call us today (800)319-5708 6-10-14-40-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-23-72-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!b Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. Rocky Creek Paintball In Gainesville It's a Blast!Call 371-2092 4-23-14-72-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? 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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG The UF bullpen tossed six innings of relief against FSU on Tuesday. Read the story on page 14. Poll questionCould the No. 1 Florida Gators defeat the NBAs Philadelphia 76ers, who have lost 21 consecutive games? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. Governmental bracketsBoth President Barack Obama and Governor Rick Scott picked Florida to go to the Final Four. Scott picked the Gators to win the championship. Obamas championship pick will be released today at 9 a.m. ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer@adamDpincusTuesday night, Josh Tobias watched his third-inning solo home run sail into the normally would. since May 11, 2013, gave Florida (14-7, 2-1 against No. 2 Florida State (17-3, 5-1 Atlanmore ways than one. Braden Mattson. I was going to try and tag the base at Florida starter Danny Young allowed Nogowski. Tobias called it a sticky situation. Young thought otherwise. that he would be starting. A logical choice weekend. Young said. to ground out to third. William A. England / Alligator StaffJosh Tobias bats during Floridas 3-1 win against Florida State on Tuesday. Tobias solo home run in the third inning gave the Tobias home run, defensive play give Florida momentum JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126With No. 1 Florida holding onto a 1-0 lead against Central Connecticut Practicing her swing to DJ Snake Facing a 3-1 count, Fuller did not turn down, hitting a three-run home relinquish as UF (29-2, 4-2 SoutheastFullers home run leads UF to win against CCSUMENS BASKETBALL JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer@jczuprynFrom its 26-game winning streak to its cord, Florida has knocked down barriers ever done. But now, the Gators biggest challenge During the SEC Tournament, Florida we come down the stretch stretches. Certainly that us was not a great stretch was what secured them victory. Free throws challenge GatorsDonovan SEE SOFT, P A GE 15 SEE BASE, P A GE 15 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 15

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ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24Normally, when your starting pitcher goes only three innings against the No. 2 team in the country, it means your bullpen is in for a long night of trying to contain a blowout. For Florida on Tuesday, it just meant turning the game over to its stellar relief pitchers. The Gators (14-7, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) bullpen tossed six innings of solid relief in their 3-1 upset win against the No. 2 Seminoles (17-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Tuesday night in McKethan Stadium. Its just a tough lineup one through nine, coach Kevin OSullivan said. But credit our guys for hanging in there and making pitches when they needed to. Starting pitcher Danny Young lasted only three innings against Florida State even though he didnt surrender any runs. The sophomore left-hander threw 71 percent of his 58 pitches for strikes but occasionally found too much of the plate FSU touched him up for six hits. I was alright, just throw a lot of strikes maybe too many, Young said. I didnt get hit too hard, but my pitch count got up there, and Sully came and got me. Young didnt pitch poorly, but his line could have turned out much worse if he didnt escape a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the third inning. Just got to make a pitch, Young said. Its tough. You get it. After Young gave up a leadoff single in the fourth, OSullivan went to his bullpen, bringing in sophomore Aaron Rhodes. Rhodes had excelled in long-relief opportunities before Tuesdays game, surrendering only one run in his six previous appearances that lasted two innings or longer. Tuesday was no difference. The sophomore right-hander gave up one run on a solo home run by Jose Brizuela but otherwise was as solid as he had been all season, striking out four of the 12 batters he faced. Next out of the Gators pen was Bobby Poyner. The junior left-hander, who was previously UFs Friday-night starter, has excelled since moving to the bullpen, pitching 6.1 scoreless innings in relief. That trend also continued. Poyner closed out the game with three perfect frames, preventing a single FSU batter from reaching base in the late inTheyre all really good, OSullivan said. Theyve all been really good. I think this is one of those games where everybody contributed. It wasnt one guy. EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_lShannon Gilroy has become the star of a team in a sport where toughness beats perfection. If she turns the ball over, she makes up for it on the next draw. She leads the team with 49 draws in just 11 games. Gilroy is the ultimate competitor, and every defense that has gone against Florida this season knows it. In Tuesday nights game, Dartmouth (33) played no differently defensively than every other team that has faced Gilroy. It got the same results. In No. 4 Floridas (9-2, 1-0 American Lacrosse Conference) 14-7 win against Dartmouth on Tuesday, Gilroy led the team with six goals. At No. 3 Syracuse on Saturday, Gilroy faced the challenge of being defended by two and three of the best defenders in the country at once. Even against some of the toughest players in the sport, Gilroy managed three goals, one assist and two caused turnovers. Gilroys night against Dartmouth was much of the same, except, with more scoring and more caused turnovers. With a career-high four caused turnovers, six goals and four draw controls, Gilroy supported the Gators when the momentum wasnt in their favor. I had a lot of shots that I didnt get in, but I had my teammates there to back it up and get me the ball, Gilroy said. Dartmouths defense focused most of its energy on the junior, who has been the powerhouse scorer for the Gators this season with 49 goals. Coach Amanda OLeary said Gilroys mentality is what makes her such an effective player. Shes taking on three defenders at minimum, OLeary said. Shes just so strong and so smart with the ball. She has incredible shot selection. She is just the whole package. Green created momentum that the Gators Florida is notorious for its quick offense Florida scoreless until the 25-minute mark It wasnt until the Northport, N.Y., native put the third point of the game on the board from a free-position shot that Floridas offense began to push the momentum in their direction. We like to start off fast; we do not like OLeary said. Gilroys six points were three times more than the next closest scorer for the Gators. Freshman teammate Mollie Stevens came second on the team with two points. I have to credit Dartmouth, OLeary said. This is a very, very good lacrosse team. Theyre very well coached. with more broken career records, made the season and came just one draw control top-10 list. Freshman attacker Sammi Burgess said Gilroys leadership and strength on shots have helped the Gators pick up momentum in tough situations. Her passion, I think, fuels a lot of us, Burgess said. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014William A. England / Alligator StaffShannon Gilroy breaks away from a group of defenders during Floridas 21-5 win against Jacksonville on Feb. 12 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. LA CROSSEGilroy leads offense to home blowout of DartmouthWilliam A. England / Alligator StaffAaron Rhodes pitches during Floridas 3-1 win against Florida State on Tuesday at McKethan Stadium. Rhodes tossed three innings and gave up one run against the No. 2 Seminoles. Rhodes struck out four batters. Bullpen secures upset victory against No. 2 Florida State I think this is one of those games where everybody contributed. It wasnt one guy.Kevin OSullivan UF coach

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8-2 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on Tuesday. Ive been feeling really good in the box, Fuller said. Weve been working really hard on all of our swings and producing is what we aim for the entire season. To be able to score those runs for my team not so much for myself because I could care less about stats were winning games and thats all that matters. Prior to facing Florida, Messina boasted a 1.12 ERA and was giving up less than a hit per inning. But on Tuesday, UF logged 10 hits against the junior right-hander with all of Floridas starters recording a hit. Im happy with our lineup up and down, coach Tim Walton said. When you can hit up and down the lineup like that, its really important. We were really, really balanced. After two scoreless innings, sophomore Kelsey Stewart plated her fourth triple of the season and put Florida on the board with a I felt like I was seeing the ball really well today, Stewart said. With the third-inning hit, the Wichita, Kan., native logged her 31st RBI of the season, surpassing her total from last season in less than half of the time. Shes it, Walton said. As she goes, were going to go, and its really clear to see just how important she is to our team all the way around. Florida did not let its momentum slip moving into the fourth home run of the year. We swung the bat good, Fuller said. Weve been working really hard on our swings and trying to get back into rhythm and timing on the pitchers. Florida used four different pitchers in the circle. Senior Hannah Rogers, starting her 13th game of the season, earned the win after pitching 4.1 scoreless innings. Outside of giving up a leadoff walk to start the contest against the Blue Devils, Rogers did not allow a single batter to reach base. Freshman Delanie Gourley and juniors Lauren Haeger and Alyssa Bache provided 2.2 innings of relief for Rogers. The trio gave up just four hits and allowed two runs to score while striking one. Were just trying to keep them sharp, keep them in their Delanies trying to work on a couple of little things. Hannah the same thing. Lauren hasnt really had that many innings here as of late, but were going to need everybody. Sometimes we need four in a game. Sometimes you need two in a weekend. Sometimes you need four in a weekend, so weve got to keep everybody ready to go. The game, played in front of a crowd of 5,657, tied the 10th-largest announced attendance ever at McKethan. It moved at a brisk pace unusual for this in-state matchup where OSullivan and Florida State coach Mike Martin love using their mound visits. a team to one or fewer run for the seventh time in a month, and the offense prothis stretch of eight wins in the last nine games. Weve been playing better. I am not going to sugarcoat things, OSullivan said. If I dont think were playing better I would tell you. If I dont think the atbats are getting better I would tell you that too. This past weekend, against a really good Arkansas team, I thought our bats were getting better. I still believe that. We got a long way to go. I think this team is now. Obviously its very early in the year, but I do like how were playing. In those two regular-season matchups, UF sunk 48 of 62 free throws and 14 of 18 during each games last two minutes. However, when Florida had the chance to ice its championship against Kentucky on Sunday, neither Scottie Wilbekin nor Dorian Finney-Smith could knock down a free throw. line on Sunday, which was the worst of the year, was actually lower than the teams three-point shooting percentage against the Wildcats (42.1). Honestly I dont think this was our best in terms of handling the close game, senior Patric Young said. But it wasnt just Floridas struggles at the line that let Kentucky back into the game. The Gators fouled the Wildcats a season-high 22 times. And as a result, UK visited the line 26 times, which was the second-highest amount by a Florida opponent this season. Donovan said he was most frustrated by his bench, which committed half of the squads fouls despite having less time on the court than the starters. Finney-Smith, the SEC Sixth Man of the Year, had four fouls Sunday, fouled out Saturday against Tennessee and committed two more Friday against Missouri. It was real frustrating, the redshirt sophomore said after having to leave the Tennessee game with just more than four minutes on the clock. But its not just Finney-Smith. Donovan said the discipline by the bench players has not been up to par and it showed during the Gators run during the conference tournament. We fouled too much, Donovan said. Kasey Hill and DeVon Walker fouled way too much in the game. DeVon Walker picks up a foul, Kentuckys shooting one-and-one, he just fouls the guy 40 feet from the basket for no reason. Kasey Hill fouls a guy all the way Their defensive discipline, their defensive intensity, how hard they compete and play, would be an area that continually needs to be raised. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffTaylore Fuller bats during Floridas 8-0 win against Indiana on Feb. 22 at Katie Seashole Pressly Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffDorian Finney-Smith (right) guards Kentuckys Julius Randle during the Gators 61-60 win against the Wildcats on Sunday in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Florida had worst free-throw percentage HOOPS, from page 13 BASE, from page 13Gators score run on Gushue UF offense notched 10 hits against pitcher with 1.12 ERA SOFT, from page 13 Honestly I dont think this was our best in terms of handling the close game.Patric YoungUF center

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16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 WOMENS TENNIS IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5 With the season nearing its close, Florida (12-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) has already tallied the same number of losses as its last two regular seasons combined. However, four of its nine remaining opponents are ranked in the top 30. UF still has enough time to validate its position as both the SEC frontrunner and a national title contender if it wins out. al combination of untested underclassmen and experienced seniors their struggles in road matches. played the freshmens lack of experience when UF was upset by Northwestern at the National Indoors on Feb. 8. After the match, coach Roland Thornqvist did not mince words. Northwestern was better than us in everything, he said. They really took it to us. Its a great learning point for us. Florida seemed to learn a valuable lesson and bounced back with three straight victories. The next defeat against Stanford on Feb. 23 was attributed to poor made worse by the large, hostile Cardinal crowd. UF dug itself in a hole early and never gained enough momentum to make a comeback. The one thing we needed to talk about and address was our initial play in singles, because we really didnt do very well, Thornqvist said. I feel like we started off very poorly in singles and we were never really able to come back from it. The third and most recent defeat came Sunday when Florida visited a its seventh straight win. Both squads met with identical overall and conference records. During the match, the teams looked anything but similar. After the 4-2 loss, Thornqvist made it clear who the better team was. win the national championship, he said. The level of play that they displayed today in front of their home crowd should make them the favorite. It was a very, very high level of tennis. shared one common denominator unable to handle. Until they manage to do so, dont count on Thornqvist changing his pick.UF aiming to rebound from loss to UGA The one thing we needed to talk about and address was our initial play in singles, because we really didnt do very well.Roland ThornqvistUF coach