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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Gators basketball success shifting downtown businessActual, 13-foot alligator for sale on CraigslistFlorida Gov. Rick Scott grants in-state tuition to veteransPreviously, some paid out-of-state rates, pg 3. A.J. Puk and the UF baseball team begin a three-game road series against Kentucky today. Read the story on page 14. 85 /61 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 11 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14VOLUME 108 ISSUE 130 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014Amber Riccinto / AlligatorStanding StrongAdvocates against acts of sexual violence march during the Take Back the Night rally toward University Avenue on Thursday evening. The event was designed to empower women to speak out. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.orgTheir fear has caged them into silence. They have done what they can to hide their identities. But oftentimes, its not enough to escape the threats and harassment. Animal researchers from public universities around Flortheir personal information out of the hands of animal rights activists. A bill moving through the House of Representatives would exempt the personal animal researchers at public research facilities from being public record. UF, along with several state universities, is lobbying for the bill to protect researchers from potential danger and harassment. In Gainesville, an animal rights group has made UFs involvement personal. The Eleventh Hour for Anithe taxpayer-funded animal torture industry inside the University of Florida, has pubinformation on UF animal researchers on their website. The targeting UF primate researchers, has publicized personal phone numbers, addresses and pictures of animal researchers at UF. Disturbing pictures of primates being examined by researchers are featured on the organizations website along stop the holocaust inside UF, After a three year lawsuit, the organization, formerly named Negotiation is Over, obtained UFs public veterinary records last April. The researchers named in ones to be targeted by animal rights activists, said Janine The university wants to be very open and honest about its research, she said. It wants against our researchers. activists have made harassing phone calls, targeted family members and made death threats to UF animal researchers. Due to this, the Eleventh Hour for Animals is under surveillance from the police department and the FBI. UF provided much of the language in the bill, which July.Universities seek to shield researchers from activists KRISTINA CABRERA Alligator Contributing Writer dian River Lagoon capture a perfect Floridian scene on the 45th annual Spring Arts Festivals poster. the rolling hills, but lets expose peoida, said the Ocala artist Jacquelyn Schindehette. Schindehette is among the many artists from across the country who showcase different mediums of art at the Santa Fe Arts Festival this Northeast Eighth Avenue to Northeast Second Avenue. Kathryn Lehman, coordinator of culture programs at Sante Fe College, said Schindehettes painting captures the essence of the festival because it documents the beauty of Florida. The Santa Fe Springs Arts Festival really represents the spirit of our community, Lehman said, adding that she expects to match, if not surpass, the 100,000 visitors who attended the festival last year. The free festival will consist of a cluding crafts for children, live performances, music and food. Cami Cupples, a 19-year-old UF architecture sophomore, said she has never attended the festival but wants to go this year to see the art ated it. I have my perception of someget to see whats going on in their brains, Cupples said. Art to me is the materialization of someones thoughts.Annual spring arts festival to draw 100,000 visitors SEE MONKEY, PAGE 4Itll take place downtown The Santa Fe Springs Arts Festival really represents the spirit of our community.Kathryn Lehmanculture programs coordinator, Santa Fe CollwegeLOCAL KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterDespite news reports about his attempts to scrub his online record, did nothing wrong. The local attorney and congressional hopeful caught the spotlight insinuating sexual assault and drug account connected with Rushs name. activities, said Alex Patton, Rushs sponsibility for the comments in a release from Rushs campaign Wednesday. Rush will face local Congressman Ted Yoho in the August Republican primary. Yoho campaign the Alligator Thursday that Yoho doesnt engage in any of this sideshow distraction. In a statement released by Yohos campaign, the congressman distanced himself from the situation. He called the rumors about the sexual and drug references extremely disturbing, and he said the content This is an unfortunate distraction, and I remain focused on reducing our $17.6 trillion dollar debt, creating jobs, and support for our veterans, he said in the statement.Rush denies wrongdoing, Yoho responds

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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 FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 TODAYFORECASTTUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY THUNDERSTORMS 77/55 THUNDERSTORMS 80/66 THUNDERSTORMS 84/64 CLOUDY 84/63 PARTLY CLOUDY 85/61 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 130 classes, April 23, at 11:59 p.m. Registration is open on RSConnect at rsconnect. recsports.ufl.edu. The first 150 registrants will receive a RecSports flashing LED light wand. The registration cost for Gator 1 cardholders (including students and staff) is $12, which includes the event T-shirt and breakfast after the event. Gator 1 cardholders can register guests for $20. Participants can register on site (cash and checks only) for $10, which includes breakfast but does not include the event T-shirt. For more information, visit recsports.ufl.edu. Hippodrome Cinema offers additional student discounts The Hippodrome State Theatre Cinema is now offering additional student and senior pricing for all of its regularly scheduled shows. Admission for students with a valid ID is $5.50. In the past, the Hippodrome has offered $5.50 pricing for students and seniors on only Sundays and Wednesdays. The cinema is located inside the Hippodrome at 25 SE Second Place. For a complete listing of films, visit thehipp.org. 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 HAPPENINGKinetix Sixth Annual Fitness Extravaganza and 5K This annual event takes place Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. and promotes health awareness with 17 local vendors, free food and live music. The event at Kinetix Physical Therapy in the Haile Plantation Market Square will provide free health screenings and host a 5K run. All proceeds benefit Balance 180 Gymnastics. There will be giveaways, raffles and more. For more information, visit kinetixpt.com or register for the 5K through active.com. 42nd Annual Showcase: Ubuntu UF African Student Union presents the 42nd Annual Showcase of African fashion, dance, art, drama and food. Dress up and enjoy an entertaining night of full-blown African culture Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Public Health Week UFs College of Public Health and Health Professions will be hosting National Public Health Week beginning Monday. The theme is Public Health: Start Here. The week will kick off at 12:40 p.m. with a surprise event. Other events throughout the week include a Zumbathon, morning yoga, cooking demonstrations and more in the HPNP complex courtyard. For more information, visit phw.phhp.ufl.edu. RUB Entertainment Presents: Big Orange Festival The Gator Nation is invited to the first Big Orange Festival on April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union. Featuring CollegeHumor Lives Jake and Amir, art vendors, free food and more. Make sure to like Big Orange Festival on Facebook. See you at #BigOrangeFest. UPTAs Carnival for Kids The Undergraduate Physical Therapy Association would like to invite UF families to its kids carnival. The carnival will be April 12 from noon to 4 p.m. on Hume Field. Admission is $5 per family. All proceeds will be donated to muscular dystrophy research and related causes. There will be a Scooby-Doo bounce house, giant bubble stations, arts and crafts, face painting, prizes, raffles and more. Please contact UPTA at ufupta@gmail.com with any questions. Celebrate Passover with UF Hillel Not going home for Seder? UF Hillel has got you covered. Passover begins April 14, and UF Hillel will be organizing Seders for the first two nights of the holiday. There are many options to satisfy all our students needs. If you are interested in attending a large campus Seder, participating in a themed Seder or hosting a smaller one with friends, please register for Passover atufhillel.org. All food served will be Kosher for Passover. Seders at Hillel are subsidized for students and cost $15. No student will be turned away due to financial hardship. If you need financial assistance, please email rabbiswedroe@ ufhillel.org or call 352-3722900. Lavender Graduation LGBT Affairs is hosting its annual Lavender Graduation April 18 at 7 p.m. The ceremony acknowledges the achievements and contributions of LGBT 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. LGBT Affairs is also looking for candidates for Spring 2014 Community Impact Awards and Rainbow Alliance Awards for Student LGBT Service and Research. Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic The second annual Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic will be held on April 19 at 9 a.m. at San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. Lunch will be provided by Harvest Thyme Cafe and all participants will receive fabulous Vixen commemorative T-shirts. Reservations are not necessary but strongly encouraged. You can register online using PayPal here: touchstoneval.com/ vixenclinic.html Earth Day Fest needs groups, volunteers Earth Day Fest will be April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The event will include solar and sustainable living demonstrations, organic gardening and beekeeping displays, a kids corner with games, egg coloring and more. Volunteers are needed. Groups interested in attending can send an email to earthdaygainesville2014@ gmail.com. Midnight Fun Run 2014 Join the eighth annual Midnight Fun Run, a 5K run or 1-mile walk around Lake Alice. The event is on the last day of Spring Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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LYNNA LAWRENCEAlligator Contributing WriterGov. Rick Scott granted in-state tuition to veterans Monday in hopes of making Florida the most military-friendly state, and UF military members are saluting the efforts. The bill creates the Congressman C.W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program, named in memory of the military advocate. It aims to expand education and employment opportunities for veterans in Florida by waiving out-of-state tuition fees at state colleges and universities. Honorably discharged veterans, National Guard members and reserve compotuition rate, as well as job assistance programs and funds for military and guard base improvements. Previously, non-Florida resident veterans were required to pay out-of-state tuition fees. At UF, the in-state tuition rate for 20132014 is $208.77 per credit hour. Out-ofstate students pay $951.34 per credit hour. Marcus Tucker, a 29-year-old former Marine Corps corporal and UF marketing senior, said he believes that it is unjust to charge veterans out-of-state tuition at public institutions. They dont serve one state or another state, he said. They serve the entire country. Tucker, who is the president of the UF Collegiate Veterans Society, said he commends the state of Florida for inviting veterans to come to Florida when they leave the military. He said he believes that veterans are driven, focused on their training and rich with life experiences. By educating them at Florida universities, the states job market will gain a better workforce and a more productive economy. UF is home to about 680 student veterans, Tucker said. He knows a handful of student veterans who pay out-of-state tuition, and the bill will help them. The federal Post-9/11 GI Bill that many veterans use covers 100 percent of in-state tuition and fees. Waiving out-of-state fees allows veterans who qualify for both beneTucker said. It is common for UF Army ROTC cadets to serve as National Guard members while theyre in the ROTC program, said Kyle Everage, the UF Army ROTC recruiting Students who participate in this Simultaneous Membership Program will be elibill. piece being taken care of it compensates them a little bit for all the time and effort they have to put in. FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 AP Photo Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, speaks to students during a rally for College Affordability and In-state Tuition on Thursday in front of the Old Capitol in Tallahassee. Veterans granted in-state college tuition by Gov. Rick ScottCAMPUS EMILY JULSONAlligator Contributing Writer ergyWhiz Expo on Saturday will feature competitions to build the best miniature solar car and solar cooker. County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson will attend the event: a forum for elementary, middle and high school students to demonstrate their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills in hands-on, energy-focused competitions. April 5 as Solar Energy Education Day at the event, which will take place at Sante Fe Colleges track. The UF Solar Gators, a student club founded in Fall 2011 to build a solar-powered car, will host the event and have the frame of their own solar car on display. The purpose of the event is to basically get alternative energy ideas out there and support sustainable energy, said Aja Garrison, 20-year-old UF public relations senior and UF Solar Gators public relations chair. During the regional Junior Solar Sprint competition, teams of upper elementary and middle school students will race to build the best miniature solar car, powered entirely by solar energy and steered by wires. In the Solar Energy Cook Off, students in fourth through 12th grade will work in teams to design and build solar cookers and demonoriginal dish of food for the competition, she said. The competitions foster education about sustainability among youth, said Jason Rosen, 21-yearold UF material science and engineering senior and UF Solar Gators president. We are excited to be involved with the educational aspect of the event and get the community involved, Rosen said.Grade-school students compete in solar engineering competition They dont serve one state or another state. They serve the entire country.Marcus Tucker29-year-old former Marine Corps corporal and UF marketing senior

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If approved, the bill would cation of researchers in animal records on treatment and care, als, purchase or billing records, animal care and use committee cords. enth Hour for Animals posted er, Camille A. Marino, Eleventh Hour for Animals founder and executive director, said that the group has never threatened or committed violent acts against the researchers at UF. The only violence that is happening is the violence they commit against animals for money, she said. My intent is never to threaten anyone, only to provide information that the community has a right to know. On behalf of the Eleventh Hour for Animals, Marino has ture requesting an investigation into apparent egregious and housed inside the University of Florida. The letter details the organizations concern for UFs treatment of Booger, a macaque monkey. Marino said the monkey is ment. I want him out of there, Marino said. I want all of the tend to do whatever it takes to have that program shut down and disbanded. privacy. Universities lobbying sity of Central Florida, Florida International University and the University of South Florida. Grant Heston, associate vice president for communications and public affairs at UCF, said animal researchers are being targeted at universities across the U.S. We feel its a responsible measure to help protect those individuals, Heston said. Due to colleagues receiving threats, a UF researcher has chosen to remain anonymous mate research. Im extremely concerned mate research on this campus, the researcher said. I dont want my name and my house bombed. I dont want them to stand in front of my house. cern enough to consider not mates. The researcher wants to give back to humans with their research but may reconsider for fear of harassment, adding, I name is not covered.UCF, FIU and USF among lobbying schools 4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 Expires 4/18/14 MONKEY, from page 1 THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON The White House says a Cuban Twitter communications network created by the U.S. government was a development program and not a covert operation. Spokesman Jay Carney says he is not aware of individuals in the White House who were aware of the program, but he also says President Barack Obama does munications in Cuba. The Associated Press has learned that the communications network was built with secret through foreign banks. Carney says the government does take steps to be discreet sive environments including Cuba. He says those steps are taken to protect practitioners and the public. Some view the project as a United States and Cuba that has involved more violent efforts to ment, including a failed plot to an exploding cigar. For others, the news sparked fear that the program would only help the Cuban governments efforts to ment of independent journalists and bloggers.White House: Cuban Twitter not covertAP PhotoHillary Rodham Clinton speaks as she delivers the keynote address at the launch of the U.S. Global Development Lab, an initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development, on Thursday in New York.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffCreative SpeakAdrian Hayes-Santos, of Grooveshark, speaks with students Thursday in Weimer Hall. About 10 professionals spoke on the job panel. LOCAL JULIANNE HUHN Alligator Contributing WriterThe success of the Gators mens basketball team may also lead to increased success for local businesses. Jeff Hickey, managing partner of Tall Pauls, said the Gators March Madness bid has enthused downtown and boosted overall dynamics. Anytime the Gators are doing well, it brings an energy to the town and people go out more, Hickey said. They get more excited to go out, stay out and spend some money. Nicholas Smith, general manager of The Swamp Restaurant, of business at the sports bar as the Gators advanced through the season. Especially when games are far away ... people have to go watch it, he said. People want to enjoy sports with their friends. Smith said since the basketball season started, he has seen a transformation in the restaurants dynamics. Its just a change in atmosphere, he said. It gets them excited, gets them coming out. It gets them to us. Christina Rodenwoldt, manager at Gator Plus, 1620 W. University Ave., said March brought an increase in sales of Gators-themed gear. We are seeing a lot of interest, Rodenwoldt said. Especially if there is a home game or right after we have won. The fact that we got into the Final Four, there calling Internet orders, coming into the store. Andrew Poe, general manager of Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar, said although the venue is not a sports bar, it always does well in spring because of fans who want to enjoy downtown Gainesville. As far as Gator basketball, we are peaking right now as far as NCAA Tournament and SEC Tournament, and it is spring, Poe said. Downtown Gainesville is peaking at the exactly the same time. So, its like with Gator athletics doing so well and this naturally being a good time for businesses in downtown Gainesville. Its a good formula. The Gators win against Dayton last Saturday unleashed crowds of people wanting to celebrate downtown afterward, Poe said. It was such a big deal we were going to the Final Four, Poe said. Everyone got into their cars and headed from wherever they were watching the game to downtown to celebrate it, and we saw a tremendous positive effect from that.Gators basketball success shifting downtown business dynamics As far as Gator basketball, we are peaking right now as far as NCAA Tournament and SEC Tournament, and it is spring. Downtown Gainesville is peaking at the exactly the same time. So, its like with Gator athletics doing so well and this naturally being a good time for businesses in downtown Gainesville. Its a good formula.Andrew PoeRockeys Dueling Piano Bar general manager

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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.Is it just us, or was this week not totally hellish? Most of us the weather is gorgeous, and McDonalds will be giving away coffee for the next two weeks. On that note, here it is: Your get-your-free-coffee-while-itlasts edition of...Darts & Laurels A report published on AlterNet this week found that NFL cheerleaders have fewer labor rights than exotic dancers. The depressing article makes us wonder why anyone would choose a career in professional cheerleading: Their handbooks are borderline draconian, all their rehearsal hours are unpaid, and their total seasonal revenue amounts to less than $5 per hour in fact, the NFL mascots have higher salaries than NFL cheerleaders. The U.S. Labor Department labels cheerleaders seasonal amusement. Um, what the actual f**k? By that logic, arent all athletes seasonal amusement? Most NFL cheerleaders, AlterNet stated, are trained dancers holding down college degrees and second jobs in order to be cheerleaders. A we-call-bulls**t-onthe-cheerleading-isnt-a-sport-argument DART to the NFL for exploiting one of its biggest revenue drivers women who kick ass and look great in thigh-high boots while doing so. As if we needed another reminder of FSUs inferiority, take a look at their much-talked-about alleged new logo. We realize some of our readers may not have seen it, so allow us to paint a picture: Envision a Seminole Indian scribbled on a Post-It note by the Archie Comics illustrators. Imagine the Seminoles head thrown back in either a ferocious war cry or a mid-sneeze orgasm. The leaked logo has inspired vitriol among FSU students and alumni, who went so far as to start online petitions to keep the old logo. Why all the hate? We think the logo perfectly encapsulates the one university in the country where a student can get college credit for being a clown. A dont-everchange LAUREL goes to the leaked, cartoonish FSU logo. In Gainesville, we love our craft beer. In fact, craft breweries are having a moment right now so much so that larger beer distributors are taking notice, and theyre not happy about it. Craft brewers in Florida are currently facing a battle in the legislature, as a bill pending in the Florida Senate would stipulate that craft brewers sell their bottles and canned beer directly to a distributor, according to Reuters. While other states nurture craft breweries, brewers in Florida say the environment for independent beer operations distributors seeking to suppress small breweries. This week, were tossing a Big-Nose-IPA-before-Natty-Light DART to champions of the anti-craft-brew bill. The biggest pat on the back of the year goes to our mens basketball team and Billy Donovan. Seriously, were beyond excited for Saturday. Enjoy your time in the limelight, boys, and keep doing us proud. For all their hard work, were giving a dem-muscles-doe LAUREL to the Gators basketball team. Good luck in Arlington! Go Gators!Embrace the dad jeans: Normcore is inS bright colors: What you should really be digging out of your closet is the pair of dad jeans you bought months ago at the thrift with the intention of turning into distressed cutoffs. So what if you never got around to doing the dirty work? By now youve missed the peak of the underbutt trend. The good news is those dad jeans have normcore written all over them. Normcore is the trendy new way to state you dont care about fashion by wearing things normal people would wear. Because just when you thought the word trendy couldnt be any more cringe worthy, it became trendy to be anti-trend. For those of you who still dont follow, picture a style in which homeless-biker meets off-duty-model, a la baggy white crew-neck T-shirt, your favorite Gators windbreaker and Jerry-Seinfeld dad jeans paired with boxy running shoes. years? Congratulations on being normcore before normcore was a thing. Its hard to say when the anti-fashion fashion statea New York Magazine article in February that explored the term not only as a way of dress but as a theory that people were moving away from fashion as a statement and viewing way of dress as a form of interconnectivity. Since then, it seems stylized blandness, as New York Magazine writer Fiona Duncan put it, has been creeping and even The New York Times have written about the trend. And hashtag-ability aside, Im convinced its only a thing because people keep talking about it. The idea behind normcore is that you wouldnt be able to differentiate a person who actually cares about fashion from a person who wears New Balance sneakers and dad jeans because hes from a time-warped suburban town in Idaho where dressing stylishly is much less of a desired skill than say, drawing magical beasts or hacking computers. And I get that. No one said dressing well had to be at the top of everyones to-do list, but when did everyone get so caught up in being indistinguishable? is interested in self-branding. Even normcore icons like Blood Oranges Dev Hynes and comedian Jerry Seinfeld have clearly distinguishable images on social media, and it seems they wouldnt be much different in person. Some fashion writers have said normcores purpose is to blend the wearer into the general public so that the wearer can be an Everyman, connecting with the population and eschewing popular fashion. And thats cool. I can see how wanting to connect with others is an incentive to dress differently. But the idea of dressing a certain way to cultivate a certain feeling is something thats done regularly. Its why places have dress codes and period pieces have time-sensitive costumes. If youre having a hard time wrapping your head around this whole normcore thing, dont worry I am, too. Where Im most lost is in the idea of the terminology. Who chose normcore, and why did they choose it? more normal than someone whos embracing trends that have been inspired by various decades or vice versa. The whole idea of normcore as a trend is just silly. Normcore the anti-fashion fashion statement because nothing screams normal like, Hey, Im dressing this way to be normal. Marjorie Nunez is a UF journalism senior. Her columns appear on Fridays. 66 TOTAL VOTES60% YES 40% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Do you have cable? Todays question: Would you buy a 13-foot stuffed Gator that wears Tim Tebow jerseys? WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Marjorie Nunezopinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 Sitting behind his anchor desk on Monday night, Stephen Colbert offered teous apology. tion that began last week with a tweet. In case you havent heard or read the news for the ington Redskins owner Dan a word that would be tossed around on the Trail of Tears. Foundation. Colbert, while in dit, satirized the foundation Sensitivity to Orientals or ery of Snyders publicity stunt Foundation for Sensitivity to 140 characters doesnt leave chine was hungry for Colbert blood. The tweet was seen by hashtag activist Suey Park, fore to cultivate discussion on the social network such as #NotYourAsianSidekick. hashtag was #CancelColbert. #CancelColbert gained a lot of publicity, but it also generated a lot of outrage in the opposite direction, with beloved Report. The ensuing outrage generating scores of articles debating things like white privilege and the nature of The issue was, to say the least, very hairy. answer to Snyders prayers. ing tweet, was left out of the conversation. During the height of the of Twitter. Park explained that pocrisy of white liberals who Maybe shes sincere, or changing the conversation. In the wake of Colberts apology, the whole thing has lost its Snyder and his Redskins isnt going anywhere, but neither The whole deal can serve is acceptable because worse gets overlooked by people all too often. Look no further satire, which can be used to Even people who write and say. Especially on Twitter. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His columns appear on Fridays.Colbert racism mishap shows satire is lost on TwitterColumn Alec Carveropinions@alligator.org T zens and peoples abroad were both legal and necessary. NSA spying unconstitutional. Rather than identifying targets, tapping their phones the U.S. Such actions actively negate laws dating back to 1215 with the signing of the everyone is born guilty. server and can be used against us. Snowden, its easy to persuade a reasonable person that is over. Andrew Pentland is a UF history senior.Government seeks to destroy privacyGuest columnOn Monday I was surprised was convicted of bribery in a Tel Aviv court for taking $160,000 in students should be wary of hosting port, is responsible for potential war Instead, under his plan the bulk solidated: The Palestinians will not be offered a viable state, and their lives will continue to be dependent other words, the occupation will occupation. It is not appropriate for Accent to ter. This practice by Accent is very tokenizing. One Palestinian doesnt speak for all Palestinians. tinians to bring such a speaker but also to those who stand against war of international law. If Accent wants to bring speakers In the future, we would hope that Accent and others recognize this less of an oppressed, occupied people tion and a state that wants to erase its history and narrative. Eric Brown is a UF political science junior.Accent blunders suggest tokenismGuest columnEric BrownSpeaking Out Andrew PentlandSpeaking Out

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MELISSA MIHMAlligator Contributing WriterA Georgia man is looking to sell a 13foot mounted bull alligator thats been living under a blanket in his garage. Don Perkins, 65, of Darien, Ga., got the American alligator after Florida in a licensed alligator trapper to kill the animal in Palmdale, Fla. He had the alligator mounted about three years ago and is now hoping he can earn back the money that he invested in the project, which adds up to about $7,000. Perkins said the alligator was laid out in the back of his cousins Dodge saw it. Its head was hanging out of the back of the truck with its snout kissing the pavement. I knew there was something I could do with it other than have him turned into purses and pocketbooks, Perkins said. So he took the animal home and made it his project. He called taxidermist after taxidermist. Most laughed at the request to mount such a large animal in a standing position. He then found Johnny Walker in Deland who turned his vision into a reality for about $4,500. Michael Moulton, a professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at UF, said that although opinions may differ on the subject, the animals death was legal because he was considered a nuisance and killed by a licensed trapper. Perkins named the animal George after a gator that almost killed him when he was a child. There was nothing more 11-year-old Perkins and the gator when the animal opened its jaw and smacked its tail on the water. The new George now stands 7 feet tall on a green carpeted stand wearing a XXXL Tim Tebow jersey and holding a football signed by UFs three Heisman winners Tebow, Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel. There are wheels on the bottom. You can push him like a shopping cart in a grocery store, he said. Lately, George hasnt been in the spotlight. He calls Perkins garage home. His only company is two motorcycles and a lawn mower. Still, Perkins keeps a blanket over him, keeping dust from building up in the cracks between his scales. Perkins is hoping he can sell George and is asking for $6,500. He said he would like someone to buy George, auction him off and give the proceeds to charity. Im not trying to make a single dime off of George, he said. The Craigslist ad can be found at goo.gl/kSk8vs. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 Courtesy to The Alligator A 13-foot-4-inch bull alligator is mounted in the Heisman Trophy pose. He holds a football signed by Tim Tebow, Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel. LOCALActual, 13-foot Florida gator on Craigslist E-CIGS COULD BE BANNED ON CAMPUS. BROOKE AUSTILLAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville city commissioners unanimously voted in favor of regulating the use of e-cigarettes in a commission meeting Thursday. The proposed ordinance would prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. It would ban selling them through vending machines, and it would ban their use in tobacco-free areas like UFs campus. Kathy Nichols, assistant director for UF Area Health Education Centers Program, spoke during the meeting about the use and preliminary dangers of e-cigarettes. Nichols said e-cigarettes contain nicotine, polyethylene glycol which creates the smoke effect She said although some dangers have been found involving e-cigarette use, more information is still needed to determine long-term effects of the product. She said some research shows the product is popular among teens. There are youth who are starting to use the product who have never used traditional cigarettes, Nichols said. Mayor Ed Braddy said during the meeting that the e-cigarette could be a starting point for children to use traditional tobacco. I would think just intuitively, especially for kids, that its probably more like a gateway to cigarettes, he said. Allison Justice, a UF mass communications graduate student, participated in preliminary research that suggests e-cigarette advertising messages target adolescents. Justice, 24, said that while some of the messages could persuade cigarette smokers to transition to the e-cigarette, the ads could also spike a curiosity in children. Our youth generation is the e-generation, Justice said. Anything electronic, they want their hands on. Although all commissioners were in favor of the motion, the ordinance must go to a second Commission votes to control e-cigarettes

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 IT INVOLVED A 2-YEAR-OLD. JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a volunteer at a local church Wednesday on accusations of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl on the playground. Delmer Wilson on charges of sexual battery, according to an arrest report. Between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Monday, staff members babysat the toddler at Parkview Baptist Church, located at 3403 NW 13th St. While bathing her daughter that evening, the mother noticed she was hurt. The girl said someone touched her genitals and reenacted the touching on a doll, according to the report. During questioning, Wilson eventually admitted to penetrating her with when he tried to pick her up. While ofand also reenacted the hand motions, according to the report. yes or no answer about whether he touched other children at the church. He said phrases like not to my knowledge, I do not believe so, and I cant remember. of the incident he did not see any inappropriate touching, but when he walked out to the playground where Wilson was with the toddler, she was hysterically crying. Parkview Baptist Church released a statement saying it will have no further comment until we learn more from the criminal investigation. Wilson is in jail with a $100,000 bond.Church volunteer arrested on sexual assault chargesLOCAL HANNA MARCUS Alligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgAt the Thursday night City Commission runoff candidate forum, a debate about city issues was partially clouded by sharp comments from each candidate about her opponent. Helen Warren and Annie Orlando, the commission candidates, will compete for the at-large seat in the election Tuesday. The topics included urban development, transportation and Gainesville Regional Utilities issues. When discussing the citys budget, Warren said Gainesville is facing challenges the city has never dealt with before. We do have a crisis, she said. Theres not a single department out there that can say, We havent already been facing budget cuts. Referencing Warrens comment about the budget, Orlando said she was glad that Helbudget issues). the city to control the budget and focused her attention on the appointment of a new GRU general manager. GRU is going to need to have someone who is forward-thinking so we can evolve and be a viable company, she said. In the closing remarks, Warren focused on why Orlando should have run for County Commission instead of City Commission. her way, she sues the city, Warren said. So Annie, I think you would have been a great candidate to have gone for county. Orlando quickly questioned how many city committees Warren had served on. She ing on her support. We need not just the nicest person but the one who is the most prepared and most qualiRunoff candidates criticize each other at city issue debate We need not just the nicest person but the one who is the most prepared Helen WarrenCity Commission candidate

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10, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 AP PhotoMilitary MemoryRoses left for shooting victims are seen at the feet of Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and other military during a news conference near Fort Hoods main gate Thursday in Fort Hood, Texas. CAMPUS AKEILA BROWNAlligator Contributing WriterUF student and Delta Chi brother Shane McCann is so hot right now. Hes leading Wing Zones Flavor Face-Off competition, in which people from across the country go headMcCann, a 23-year-old UF anthropology senior, has more than 1,000 votes for his jalapeno cheddar The winner, who will be announced Monday, will receive a party for 20 friends and a $100 Fanatics.com gift card, among other rewards. McCann said he found out about ceived with his Wing Zone delivery. He joined it to get the 10 free wings that were awarded to each contestant for entering. a pepperand cheese-loaded burger he ate the night before. I thought it would taste delicious on a wing, he said. Dan Corrigan, Wing Zones marond time Wing Zone has held the contest. Participation has increased couple thousand votes so far. the franchise, he said. We always Student tops Wing Zone sauce contest JESSICA PEREDAAlligator Contributing Writer contestants striving to cram their massive amounts of research, sometimes amounting to 80,000 words, into three minutes. UF doctoral students of all disciplines competed Thursday in the Reitz Union Grand chance to continue to the regional competition. This was competition at UF, where 11 contestants compressed their graduate theses into threeminute presentations without PowerPoint slide. The winner, Michael Shultz, is a UF graduate student doing research on pediatric osteosarcoma, bone cancer in children. Nina Zagvazdina, a thirdyear UF entomology graduate student, went to the event to she could use for her research. It was a great low-compeople are doing, she said. I different speech style. graduate school who helped organize the competition, said dience to a higher level of research. Our goal is to demystify what our graduate students are doing, she said. Sometimes what they are doing can be very complicated and most of us are not going to get a Ph.D. ourselves so same level.Graduate students shorten their theses for competition Dan Corrigan Nina Zagvazdina

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 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 4-17-14-55-1 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 2 FURNISHED ROOMS MUST LOVE DOGS! Private home; rooms share hall bath; on small lake off S. Main; Incl utl, cable, wi-fi; W/D; Must be NONSMOKER! $425/each; $200 deposit; References required. Call 706-669-1644 4-4-14-7-1 Best deal in town condo across campus 2 bedrooms each $325/mo.# 1 location for bus routes Resort-style living Rent Includes utilities, cable & internet, ladies only Call Belle @ 352-328-2477 4-23-14-18-1 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. 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Valpotin@aol.com 4-11-14-8-2 DOWNTOWN CHEAP DOWNTOWNAvailable now!!! Efficiency Apartment in the Heart of Downtown. 216 SW 3rd Ave. $425/ mth. Call 870-2760 4-23-14-14-2 ******** 3 BEDROOM HOME ******** Wood Floors. Screen Porch. Large Bonus Room. Central Heat & Air. W/D Hookups. Available for Fall. 1311 NW 8th Street. $1275/mth. Call 870-2760 4-23-14-14-2 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 Campus Lodge 1/1 summer sublease in a 3/3. $479/month fully furnished, price nego tiable. Clean and quiet roommates. Please email s1134t@gmail.com for more details. 4-11-5-3 Do you want to know a secret? I'm subleas ing a poolside room at Estates for summer! 3 bus routes, 24 hr gym, 1 block from campus. 3/3 but available as a 2/2 or 1. Will subsidize! (904)228-9139 4-11-14-7-3 $450/mo, Furn'd Pvt Room + Bath, quiet house w/3 males & cat incl utils, WiFi, TV, W/D. Near UF, Midtown, Applebees, easy bus & bike. No dogs, sorry. ROOM@COX. NET / Ph. 338-1113 4-4-14-3-4 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 GRANDFATHER PROPERTY central heat/ air, new roof, 3BR/2BA. Extra space for storage or office. Lots of parking space. Near everything. NW area. $124,900/OBO. Call 352-375-6754 4-15-14-10-5 NEAR BOONE, NC 2+/-ac. tract 350ft of rushing streams 3000ft elevation private and secluded underground utilities and paved roads from only $9900. Call 1-877-7175273ext91 4-4-1-5 Up to 9 acres from $14,900. Mountain cabin only $89,900. Access to lake and trout stream. Views of the Atlanta skyline. 45 minmutes from Northern Atlanta. Priced below developer cost! Call 888-260-0905 Ext. 17. 4-4-1-5 Tennessee Log Home Sale! Saturday April 12th Only. New 1200 sf ready to finish log cabin on 10 acres with FREE Boat Slip on 160,000 acre recreational lake. Only $89,900. Excellent financing. Call now 877888-0267, x76 4-4-1-5 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. 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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 COMPUTER HELP AND REPAIR Call John @ Just PC's Virus Removal, Cracked Screen Tutorials, Upgrades, Office 352-246-2231, 6515 NW 36 Terr 9-30-14-73-7 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!! 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12, ALLIGATOR 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!!! 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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 Candice Jones 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 GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 4-23-72-13UF 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. 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 4-11-14-72-13 The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors. 60 hours of in-depth training are provided. This is an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and to gain life-enhancing communication skills. The next training class begins Saturday, May 17th, 2014. Please contact Jan Greene at 352-264-6782 or visit ttp://www.alachua county.us/Depts/CSS/CrisisCenter/Pages/ Volunteer.aspx for more information. 4-2319-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. 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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG UF track team to compete at home Murphy waived from Bulls ERICA A. HERNANDEZ@EricaAlyssa The Gators will be more rested than usual when they compete at the 2014 NCAA University Park Regional on Saturday. Besides competing against four teams that No. 1 Florida (15-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) did not face in the regular season, timing will also be different. The regional champ is really kind of a different feeling, coach Rhonda Faehn said. Because theres a greater variety of schools that we havent seen all year long. only four events occurring at any given time, two teams will be sitting out on a bye in the rotation. Instead of competing all four events back to back, the Gators will begin bye for the second rotation. They will then come back to compete on uneven bars and balance beam in the third and fourth The order of the events will be no different than a regular home meet. The only difference will be the approximately 20 minutes in Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffBridget Sloan performs on the balance beam during UFs 198.125 197.625 win over LSU Feb. 21 in the OConnell Center. Florida starts competing in the NCAA Regionals on Saturday in University Park, Penn. Florida to compete in NCAA Regionals KEEGAN HAS A TEAMBEST 29 DOUBLES WINS. IAN COHEN@ibcohen5It isnt often that a freshman leads a team in any statistical category, but for Kourtney Keegan, it has been the norm. Keegan was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Wednesday after helping No. 7 Florida sweep Arkansas and LSU last weekend at home. The rookie is having an retallying 29 doubles victories to lead the team. Florida (15-4, 7-2 SEC) expects Keegans consistent play to continue when it travels to face Mississippi State (9-10, 1-8 SEC) at 6 p.m. The freshmans elevated play has allowed Coach Roland Thornqvist to start her and senior Olivia Janowicz on Court 1 in doubles. The move has been very successful the duo is 10-2 as a team this season. They have a tremenThornqvist said of the tandem. At [Court] 1, against the really good teams, you cant hit and look. You got to be able to hit and go. And I think they are [there] now. On a team where the lineup rotates from week-toweek, Keegan has held down the lower courts for the bulk of the season. The freshman is usually and has won four of her last the Razorbacks on Friday, it took Keegan just 49 minutes to win her singles match. Shes an incredible talent, and shes just got all the tools, Thornqvist said. Keegan leading UF into SEC matchupBASEBALL ADAM PINCUS@adamDpincusBuddy Reed stepped to the plate with runagainst Florida Atlantic. Florida needed one run for the walk-off win. It never came. The Gators leadoff batter reached base in the ninth and 10th frames only to leave the go-ahead run on the bases. Reed bunted too hard and too close to FAU pitcher Kevin Alexander, who easily threw out John Sternagel on the force out to third Turgeon and Richie Martin ended the rally. Harrison Bader singled to start the 10th inning its run of 13 wins in 16 games that execution wasnt there, as Coach Kevin OSullivan said the Gators werent ready to play. After three dragged on and on. Facing ranked squads like Florida State and LSU has forced Florida to play perfectly on the mound and at the plate. The same level of perfection wasnt there when UF played FAU. It was up and down. The hits werent falling for us. Im not sure, freshman left-hander A.J. Puk said. It did seem kind of low. Thatll need to change today when No. 13 Florida (19-10, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) visits No. 22 Kentucky (20-9, 4-5 SEC) for a critical SEC Carolina in the Eastern Division and will begin an eight game road trip at UK, USC, FSU and FGCU. Against the Owls on Tuesday, OSullivan brought the team together in the third inning for a meeting. After scoring three quick position and left eight runners on base. The bottom line is we score three in the OSullivan said. We threw away a lot of atbats.Gators look to improve with runners in scoring position The regional champ is really kind of a different feeling.Rhonda FaehnUF coachSEE GYM, P A GE 15 SEE TENNIS, P A GE 15 Shes an incredible talent, and shes just got all the tools. Shes got a great serve, shes got presence, shes willing to move and poach, and shes got great power from the ground. She has all the little things that it takes.Roland ThornqvistUF CoachSEE BASE, P A GE 15OSullivan

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Sternagel provides consistency: Third base always seems to be a never-ending game of musical chairs for the Gators, but it hasnt always been a detriment to the team. From 2010-2012, a UF freshman third basemanAustin Maddox, Zack Powers and Josh Tobiasmade the SECs AllFreshman team. But neither Powers nor Tobias won the job last season, as they platooned and combined to start 29 and 30 games, respectively. But now, the Gators look well on their way to adding a fourth with John Sternagel. He arrived at UF after a standout career at Rockledge High School where he earned Perfect Game All-American honors with future teammates Brett Morales and Puk. Sternagel has hit .313 with six and has split time with Tobias and fellow freshman Pete Alonso at the position. OSullivan said on Tuesday night that Sternagel gives the Gators a run producer in the latter part of the lineup. Hes batted seventh or eighth in each of his nine starts. Hes stepping up right now. when we need him, second baseman Casey Turgeon said. Its good to see a young player doing that. Puk continues pitching prowess: Puk had one pitch Tuesday night hed like to forget. In the ball to C.J. Chatham, who somehow got around on the high offering at his chin for a leadoff home run out of McKethan Stadium. six strikeouts in three-innings on the mound. Hes been a dominant power pitcher at times and a talented left-hander with command issues during others. This year obviously Ive been better coming out of the pen and Ive struggled in my starts, he said. Id like to become a starter sometime next year just to get the opportunity, but I just need to work on getting better command and throwing all my pitches for strikes. Shes got a great serve, shes got presence, shes willing to move and poach, and shes got great power from the ground. She has all the little things that it takes. Keegan is diligently working to improve each aspect of her game as the post-season draws closer. My serve, Ive been working on it for the past couple weeks and it showed, she said. I was working on patterns, with my forehand going across court and opening the court and going down the line. So thats helped me a lot. Florida hopes Keegan and its other freshmen will continue to help propel it to the top of the SEC standings. The Gators currently sit in fourth place, only two matches bilt. If Florida wins today and against Ole Miss on Sunday, a home victory over the Commodores next week could decide the SEC race, and the Gators are 190-1 against SEC opponents at home. Playing on the road obviously is the trickier part. Look at what weve been able to do [at home], Thornqvist said. Its tough to win on the road in the SEC in any sport. FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffKourtney Keegan swings at the ball on Oct. 11,2013 at the Bedford Cup at the Ring Tennis Complex. William A. England / Alligator StaffA.J. Puk pitches during Floridas 9-7 loss against Maryland on Feb. 15 at McKethan Stadium. Puk recorded a team-high six strikeouts in three innings during UFs 5-4 loss to FAU on Tuesday. TENNIS, from page 14Gators fourth in SEC with four games left in regular seasonPuk struck out six batters in loss BASE, from page 14UF has two byes in regional contest be waiting in their locker room to get back on the Personally, I think byes are great, Bridget Sloan said. Its a time to kind of relax because your adrenaline cannot be at a high for that long. Sloan experienced byes with the 2013 team at events. because everyone came together as a team for once and we all helped each other kind of calm down a little bit in the locker room, Sloan said. It was and then we had about 10 minutes to get pumped again. You were able to come down but then get right back up. ham, Ala. sity Park, Penn., on Saturday at 4 p.m. for one of the top two spots. each. The top three teams from each session compete But the Gators are trying not to look that far ahead. Of course we bring it up once in a while but Rhonda always tells us that we need to stay in the moment and so thats what were doing although we want to look ahead, junior Kytra Hunter said. We really want to go back to Birmingham and get that national title especially after coming in second for SECs. GYM, from page 14 My serve, Ive been working on it for the past couple weeks and it showed. I was working on patterns, with my forehand going across court and opening the court and going down the line. So thats helped me a lot.Kourtney KeeganUF freshman Personally, I think byes are great. Its a time to kind of relax becauseyour adrenaline cannot be at a high for that long. Bridget SloanUF gymnast

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16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 FITZGERALD GUARDING TOP OPPOSITION. EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_lFrom 2010 until 2013, No. 4 Florida faced the challenge of Erin Fitzgerald when it played Northwestern. But UF has its own Fitzgerald now. Freshman Caroline Fitzgerald is the little sister to Erin Fitzgerald and has proven to be the defensive weapon that the Gators (12-2, 3-0 American Lacrosse Conference) needed fensive players like Emily Dohony, Sam Farrell, Jamie Reeg and Kayla Stolins left after graduating in 2013. As a freshman, Fitzgerald has guarded the toughest offensive players in every game. Against Syracuse, she played man-to-man coverage against Alyssa Murray one of the top offensive players in college lacrosse and held her to only two goals and one assist. In UFs season opener at No. 1 UNC, Fitzgerald had two ground balls and two draw controls. In a game where the Tar Heels beat the Gators 20players to win a draw control. Since that game, Fitzgerald has continued to grow. The Mount Sinai, N.Y., native has focused heavily on defending as a unit with the entire team for its game against No. 9 Johns Hopkins (10-1, 1-1 ALC) on Saturday at noon. We are game planning, Like the rest of the team, Fitzgerald is looking for a win against the Blue Jays so the Gators will remain undefeated in the ALC. However, Hopkins wont The No. 9-ranked team has only lost one game in its 2014 season, and it was to a tough Vanderbilt team on Saturday. Fitzgerald and the rest of the defense will have their hands full with Hopkins senior attacker Taylor DAmore Cermack. DAmore is the Blue Jays leading player in goals (32) and draw controls (36), while Cermack leads the offense in ground balls (33) and caused turnovers (12). If Florida can win its next three games, it would end with a perfect record in the ALC and become the No. 1 seed for the ALC conference tournament in May. Fitzgerald said Florida is ready for the pressure that comes with being undefeated in conference play this late in the season. Were looking to keep that alive, and that is going to be a Freshman stout on defense ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssaFlorida is arguably more eager for a win now than it has been all season. The Gators started the season on a 22-game winning streak that included Since then, No. 6 Florida (31-8, 5-7 Southeastern Conference) has gone 9-8 and has dropped four straight it opens its three-game series against No. 19 Auburn (31-6-1, 6-3 SEC) tonight at 6. I think theres a lot of change that man Delanie Gourley said. You know well be ready. Were going to prepare Despite the losing streak, coach Tim Walton said hes not worried. Theres no panic in the coaching Walton said after Wednesdays extra inning loss to FSU. We did normal Auburn most recently defeated then-No. 10 Kentucky at home in two of three games. The Gators record lacks that positive momentum the Tigers will be riding into town. Prior to the start of its losing streak on March 28, Florida had not dropped back-toback games all season. I think it has more to do with the opponents that weve played more said. Are we where we want to be? No, but the seasons not over yet and I think our kids have a lot of athleticism Despite the mid-season struggles, the team has made a conscious effort to not let its perseverance waver. pitcher Lauren Haeger said. I mean we practice hard, we go hard all the time so we just have to keep doing what were doing and not let it bother UF looks to snap losing skid UF Sof tball

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The Final Four Cover illustration Landon Watnick and Jordan McPherson Alligator, Friday, April 4, 2014 No. 8 seed Kentucky (28-10) Head coach: Starters: F Julius Randle, G James Young, G Aaron Harrison, G Andrew Harrison, C Dakari Johnson Key Reserves: Record past 10 games: KenPom.com ranking: No. 8 No. 7 seed Connecticut (30-8) Head coach: Starters: Key Reserves: Record past 10 games: KenPom.com ranking: No. 15 No. 2 seed Wisconsin (30-7) Head coach: Starters: Jackson, G Josh Gasser Key Reserves: Record past 10 games: KenPom.com ranking: No. 6 LANDON WATNICK@LandonWatnickUConn point guard Shabazz Napier was on a mission. With 17.7 seconds left on the clock and Connecticut trailing Florida by only one point, the Huskies needed their senior leader and top scorer to pull one more miracle out of his pocket. On the previous offensive possession, Napier notched a four-point play to put his team back into contention. While the Gampel Pavilion crowd stood in suspense and bit its nails, he dribbled down the court and studied his options. About 10 seconds dwindled. Then, what Florida coach Billy Donovan calls to this day a freak play ensued. Huskies forward DeAndre Daniels ran up to the elbow to set a pick on forward Casey Prather as Napier dribbled to his right, but center Patric Young helped on the pick-androll. The two Gators soon trapped Napier and caught the point guard in a bind. But Napier, aware and agile, successfully split the double team, losing his handle but quickly regaining it. Pressed for time, he then forced an off-balance jumper at the elbow with about three seconds remaining. Way off. Florida defenders rushed to the rim for the board. When a shot goes up, the tendency is to want to go in there and want to go rebound, Donovan said. We obviously ran in way too deep. It proved to be a fatal mistake. Before any Gator could jump, Daniels back-tapped the ball to an open Napier at the foul line. Youve got to give him credit that he had the wherewithal just to keep the ball alive, Donovan said. I dont know if he knew where he was tipping it to. As a late Prather frantically rushed to stick a hand in Napiers face, the UConn guard was gifted one more opportunity. With victory on his mind and 0.4 seconds left on the clock, Napier pulled the trigger from about 15 feet out. Bang. For Florida, Dec. 2 seems like years ago. Since falling 65-64 to Napiers buzzerbeater on that chaotic night in Storrs, Conn., the Gators have won 30 consecutive games good for a program record and the longest streak in the nation. During that span, Florida achieved a perfect 18-0 Southeastern Conference regular-season record, won its Final Four since 2007. Aside from a sluggish start against Albany, UF has been a force to be reckoned with in the Big Dance, winning all of its tournament games by double-digit margins. In the grand scheme of things, the UConn loss seemed like an afterthought until Sunday. When Connecticut knocked off Michigan State 60-54 in the Elite Eight, it all came full circle. Saturday at 6:09 p.m. in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, No. 1 overall seed Florida (36-2) will square off against seventh-seeded UConn (30-8) in the Final Four for a spot in Monday nights national title game. Following its buzzer-beating win against UF, UConn had its rough patches. Secondyear Huskies coach Kevin Ollie saw his group lose eight games six by 10 points or fewer and fall outside of the AP poll by week 11 of the season. But after an embarrassing 81-48 loss at Louisville on March 8, Connecticut turned the ship around and has won six of its past seven games. Behind Napiers leadership, the Huskies Regional, defeating 10-seed Saint Josephs in overtime 89-81, 2-seed Villanova 77-65, 3-seed Iowa State 81-76 and then the Spartans for perhaps their most impressive postseason victory. I would probably say like ourselves, playing them back in December, theyre a much, much better team today than when we played them, Donovan said. As different as both squads journeys to the Final Four have been, both are still tied to that fateful buzzer-beater on Dec. 2 and think back to it often. We took a lot from that game, Ollie said. The resiliency that we had, we got down in that game and came back. We played hard. We played scrappy. Added Donovan: It was a game that really helped our team going forward. Its the SEC Tournament title game. Kentucky coach John Calipari calls a timeout as his team has the ball and trails Florida 61-60 with 14 seconds remaining. The Wildcats have one more chance to draw up a play and make something happen. But the Gators knew they had to remain disciplined and stay with their man on defense instead of all going for the rebound like resulted in Napiers game-winner. We just said, Everybody box your man out, so they dont hurt us on the second shot, senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin said. On March 16, the Gators did not let history repeat itself. They have learned that its the second shot that often beats you not the But in that contest, UF did not allow UK to After Wildcats guard Andrew Harrison wasted about 10 seconds of clock and then dished the ball to James Young, Wilbekin and sophomore guard Michael Frazier II double-teamed the Kentucky wing. Young tripped and lost possession of the ball as time expired. Florida made a good defensive read and Kentucky goofed, but its that ruthless mentality to not allow second-chance points that Floridas 61-60 victory in the SEC Tournament title game was the perfect example of how much UF has tightened up its act defensively at the end of games. Since falling to the Huskies, the Gators are 3-0 in games decided by three points or fewer has the last possession. Any time were in a situation like that, even if its a shot-clock situation, Wilbekin said, we say, Box out. Dont run to the rim. Wilbekin, perhaps Floridas best on-ball sealed UConns win on Dec. 2. In fact, he did not even see the buzzerbeater live. Wilbekin was in the visitors locker room getting treatment for his right ankle an injury he suffered at the 3:01 mark when he went up for an offensive rebound on his missed jumper and planted awkwardly on Connecticut guard Ryan Boatrights foot. Because there was no television in the locker room, Wilbekin learned the games result from Jack Pfaff, a UF assistant athletic director. ers victory jog to the locker room or the shell-shocked teammates walk off the court in disgust, knowing they let a quality win slip out of their hands. I just knew what the score was, Wilbekin It was obviously a painful day for Wilbekin, but its one he could now leave in the past. After a four-month wait, he and freshman point guard Kasey Hill, who missed the UConn game due to a high ankle sprain, will er and the Huskies. The freak play will forever live on, but Saturday night is a new chapter for both teams. The game was such a long time ago, Wilbekin said. Theyre playing their best basketball right now, and I think we are doing the same. Thats what you have to do to be in this position at the Final Four. I dont expect anything less than them to play their best game.AP PhotoShabazz Napier reacts after hitting the game-winner on Dec. 2 in a 65-64 UConn win over Florida. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffScottie Wilbekin calls out a play during Floridas 62-52 win against Dayton on Saturday in FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. Wilbekin was in the locker room with a high ankle sprain when Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier hit his buzzer-beater shot to top Florida 65-64 on Dec. 2. U handing the Gators their second loss Huskies coach Kevin Ollie said dur seed Louisville. Despite its lackluster record against top opponents in the regular season, East Region champion UConn has While Napier, the most outstanding and 1.7 steals per game this season, postseason. points per contest since the NCAA A season. No. 1 in the preseason, the Wildcats throughout the NCAA tournament. W Despite the rigor, Wisconsin managed mentum going heading into the NCAA starting lineup all season, and those his game down the stretch. Heading has scored 18.5 points per contest the tournament. They MeetAgain

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HE LEADS UF TO ITS FIRST FINAL FOUR SINCE 2007. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynBilly Donovan was not sent from heaven to coach Floridas basketball team. He is no miracle worker, maghe and the No. 1 seeded Gators will in the 1998-1999 season, Donovan limped his way to a 27-32 rewith a 33-year-old coach whose only with Marshall for two seasons. method, its process. Back in his playing days at Providence, Billy the Kid managed to average only two points per game year. When his mentor and now friend Rick Pitino took over the head coaching job for the Friars in 1985, averaging 15.1 points per game as tion, climbed its way to the Final van a scrawny, 5-foot-11 kid from honorable mention. work as hard to improve as him, in with the New York Knicks, Donofrom his playing career to transition like his Providence career, Donovans career as Floridas coach took a in Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem to transform Florida from a program that averaged 11.5 wins per national championship appearance in school history. the national scene with a national title of his own, Donovan was not far behind in his process of transforming the Gators basketball program into took a crack at that as well. him and two of his assistant coaches each earn a free road trip with the assistants came and went, he was way, Donovan was winning over the hearts of the Rowdy Reptiles. stand the bad days as well as the good after settling for two straight lowing the championship years. pionship-caliber team while KenDonovan has three two of whom come off the bench if they see the ovan has groomed a team strong in every link of the chain. He took a potential one-andtransformed him into the face of the Wilbekin and molded him into what he called a role model for the comthe Year. He took a beaten and battered nal year to overcome the pain and threats. thing good and making it great. together good teams that always greatest things and one of the most the answer and the reason of why it didnt go and make the correction. Well Billy, problem solved.Donovans patience pays dividends throughout careerJordan McPherson / Alligator StaffBilly Donovan looks down the court during Floridas 62-52 win against Dayton on Saturday in FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. 3, FINAL FOUR, ALLIGATOR



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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Gators basketball success shifting downtown businessActual, 13-foot alligator for sale on CraigslistFlorida Gov. Rick Scott grants in-state tuition to veteransPreviously, some paid out-of-state rates, pg 3. A.J. Puk and the UF baseball team begin a three-game road series against Kentucky today. Read the story on page 14. 85 /61 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 11 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14VOLUME 108 ISSUE 130 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014Amber Riccinto / AlligatorStanding StrongAdvocates against acts of sexual violence march during the Take Back the Night rally toward University Avenue on Thursday evening. The event was designed to empower women to speak out. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.orgTheir fear has caged them into silence. They have done what they can to hide their identities. But oftentimes, its not enough to escape the threats and harassment. Animal researchers from public universities around Flortheir personal information out of the hands of animal rights activists. A bill moving through the House of Representatives would exempt the personal animal researchers at public research facilities from being public record. UF, along with several state universities, is lobbying for the bill to protect researchers from potential danger and harassment. In Gainesville, an animal rights group has made UFs involvement personal. The Eleventh Hour for Anithe taxpayer-funded animal torture industry inside the University of Florida, has pubinformation on UF animal researchers on their website. The targeting UF primate researchers, has publicized personal phone numbers, addresses and pictures of animal researchers at UF. Disturbing pictures of primates being examined by researchers are featured on the organizations website along stop the holocaust inside UF, After a three year lawsuit, the organization, formerly named Negotiation is Over, obtained UFs public veterinary records last April. The researchers named in ones to be targeted by animal rights activists, said Janine The university wants to be very open and honest about its research, she said. It wants against our researchers. activists have made harassing phone calls, targeted family members and made death threats to UF animal researchers. Due to this, the Eleventh Hour for Animals is under surveillance from the police department and the FBI. UF provided much of the language in the bill, which July.Universities seek to shield researchers from activists KRISTINA CABRERA Alligator Contributing Writer dian River Lagoon capture a perfect Floridian scene on the 45th annual Spring Arts Festivals poster. the rolling hills, but lets expose peoida, said the Ocala artist Jacquelyn Schindehette. Schindehette is among the many artists from across the country who showcase different mediums of art at the Santa Fe Arts Festival this Northeast Eighth Avenue to Northeast Second Avenue. Kathryn Lehman, coordinator of culture programs at Sante Fe College, said Schindehettes painting captures the essence of the festival because it documents the beauty of Florida. The Santa Fe Springs Arts Festival really represents the spirit of our community, Lehman said, adding that she expects to match, if not surpass, the 100,000 visitors who attended the festival last year. The free festival will consist of a cluding crafts for children, live performances, music and food. Cami Cupples, a 19-year-old UF architecture sophomore, said she has never attended the festival but wants to go this year to see the art ated it. I have my perception of someget to see whats going on in their brains, Cupples said. Art to me is the materialization of someones thoughts.Annual spring arts festival to draw 100,000 visitors SEE MONKEY, PAGE 4Itll take place downtown The Santa Fe Springs Arts Festival really represents the spirit of our community.Kathryn Lehmanculture programs coordinator, Santa Fe CollwegeLOCAL KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterDespite news reports about his attempts to scrub his online record, did nothing wrong. The local attorney and congressional hopeful caught the spotlight insinuating sexual assault and drug account connected with Rushs name. activities, said Alex Patton, Rushs sponsibility for the comments in a release from Rushs campaign Wednesday. Rush will face local Congressman Ted Yoho in the August Republican primary. Yoho campaign the Alligator Thursday that Yoho doesnt engage in any of this sideshow distraction. In a statement released by Yohos campaign, the congressman distanced himself from the situation. He called the rumors about the sexual and drug references extremely disturbing, and he said the content This is an unfortunate distraction, and I remain focused on reducing our $17.6 trillion dollar debt, creating jobs, and support for our veterans, he said in the statement.Rush denies wrongdoing, Yoho responds

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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 FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 TODAYFORECASTTUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY THUNDERSTORMS 77/55 THUNDERSTORMS 80/66 THUNDERSTORMS 84/64 CLOUDY 84/63 PARTLY CLOUDY 85/61 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 130 classes, April 23, at 11:59 p.m. Registration is open on RSConnect at rsconnect. recsports.ufl.edu. The first 150 registrants will receive a RecSports flashing LED light wand. The registration cost for Gator 1 cardholders (including students and staff) is $12, which includes the event T-shirt and breakfast after the event. Gator 1 cardholders can register guests for $20. Participants can register on site (cash and checks only) for $10, which includes breakfast but does not include the event T-shirt. For more information, visit recsports.ufl.edu. Hippodrome Cinema offers additional student discounts The Hippodrome State Theatre Cinema is now offering additional student and senior pricing for all of its regularly scheduled shows. Admission for students with a valid ID is $5.50. In the past, the Hippodrome has offered $5.50 pricing for students and seniors on only Sundays and Wednesdays. The cinema is located inside the Hippodrome at 25 SE Second Place. For a complete listing of films, visit thehipp.org. 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 HAPPENINGKinetix Sixth Annual Fitness Extravaganza and 5K This annual event takes place Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. and promotes health awareness with 17 local vendors, free food and live music. The event at Kinetix Physical Therapy in the Haile Plantation Market Square will provide free health screenings and host a 5K run. All proceeds benefit Balance 180 Gymnastics. There will be giveaways, raffles and more. For more information, visit kinetixpt.com or register for the 5K through active.com. 42nd Annual Showcase: Ubuntu UF African Student Union presents the 42nd Annual Showcase of African fashion, dance, art, drama and food. Dress up and enjoy an entertaining night of full-blown African culture Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Public Health Week UFs College of Public Health and Health Professions will be hosting National Public Health Week beginning Monday. The theme is Public Health: Start Here. The week will kick off at 12:40 p.m. with a surprise event. Other events throughout the week include a Zumbathon, morning yoga, cooking demonstrations and more in the HPNP complex courtyard. For more information, visit phw.phhp.ufl.edu. RUB Entertainment Presents: Big Orange Festival The Gator Nation is invited to the first Big Orange Festival on April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union. Featuring CollegeHumor Lives Jake and Amir, art vendors, free food and more. Make sure to like Big Orange Festival on Facebook. See you at #BigOrangeFest. UPTAs Carnival for Kids The Undergraduate Physical Therapy Association would like to invite UF families to its kids carnival. The carnival will be April 12 from noon to 4 p.m. on Hume Field. Admission is $5 per family. All proceeds will be donated to muscular dystrophy research and related causes. There will be a Scooby-Doo bounce house, giant bubble stations, arts and crafts, face painting, prizes, raffles and more. Please contact UPTA at ufupta@gmail.com with any questions. Celebrate Passover with UF Hillel Not going home for Seder? UF Hillel has got you covered. Passover begins April 14, and UF Hillel will be organizing Seders for the first two nights of the holiday. There are many options to satisfy all our students needs. If you are interested in attending a large campus Seder, participating in a themed Seder or hosting a smaller one with friends, please register for Passover atufhillel.org. All food served will be Kosher for Passover. Seders at Hillel are subsidized for students and cost $15. No student will be turned away due to financial hardship. If you need financial assistance, please email rabbiswedroe@ ufhillel.org or call 352-3722900. Lavender Graduation LGBT Affairs is hosting its annual Lavender Graduation April 18 at 7 p.m. The ceremony acknowledges the achievements and contributions of LGBT 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. LGBT Affairs is also looking for candidates for Spring 2014 Community Impact Awards and Rainbow Alliance Awards for Student LGBT Service and Research. Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic The second annual Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic will be held on April 19 at 9 a.m. at San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. Lunch will be provided by Harvest Thyme Cafe and all participants will receive fabulous Vixen commemorative T-shirts. Reservations are not necessary but strongly encouraged. You can register online using PayPal here: touchstoneval.com/ vixenclinic.html Earth Day Fest needs groups, volunteers Earth Day Fest will be April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The event will include solar and sustainable living demonstrations, organic gardening and beekeeping displays, a kids corner with games, egg coloring and more. Volunteers are needed. Groups interested in attending can send an email to earthdaygainesville2014@ gmail.com. Midnight Fun Run 2014 Join the eighth annual Midnight Fun Run, a 5K run or 1-mile walk around Lake Alice. The event is on the last day of Spring Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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LYNNA LAWRENCEAlligator Contributing WriterGov. Rick Scott granted in-state tuition to veterans Monday in hopes of making Florida the most military-friendly state, and UF military members are saluting the efforts. The bill creates the Congressman C.W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program, named in memory of the military advocate. It aims to expand education and employment opportunities for veterans in Florida by waiving out-of-state tuition fees at state colleges and universities. Honorably discharged veterans, National Guard members and reserve compotuition rate, as well as job assistance programs and funds for military and guard base improvements. Previously, non-Florida resident veterans were required to pay out-of-state tuition fees. At UF, the in-state tuition rate for 20132014 is $208.77 per credit hour. Out-ofstate students pay $951.34 per credit hour. Marcus Tucker, a 29-year-old former Marine Corps corporal and UF marketing senior, said he believes that it is unjust to charge veterans out-of-state tuition at public institutions. They dont serve one state or another state, he said. They serve the entire country. Tucker, who is the president of the UF Collegiate Veterans Society, said he commends the state of Florida for inviting veterans to come to Florida when they leave the military. He said he believes that veterans are driven, focused on their training and rich with life experiences. By educating them at Florida universities, the states job market will gain a better workforce and a more productive economy. UF is home to about 680 student veterans, Tucker said. He knows a handful of student veterans who pay out-of-state tuition, and the bill will help them. The federal Post-9/11 GI Bill that many veterans use covers 100 percent of in-state tuition and fees. Waiving out-of-state fees allows veterans who qualify for both beneTucker said. It is common for UF Army ROTC cadets to serve as National Guard members while theyre in the ROTC program, said Kyle Everage, the UF Army ROTC recruiting Students who participate in this Simultaneous Membership Program will be elibill. piece being taken care of it compensates them a little bit for all the time and effort they have to put in. FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 AP Photo Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, speaks to students during a rally for College Affordability and In-state Tuition on Thursday in front of the Old Capitol in Tallahassee. Veterans granted in-state college tuition by Gov. Rick ScottCAMPUS EMILY JULSONAlligator Contributing Writer ergyWhiz Expo on Saturday will feature competitions to build the best miniature solar car and solar cooker. County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson will attend the event: a forum for elementary, middle and high school students to demonstrate their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills in hands-on, energy-focused competitions. April 5 as Solar Energy Education Day at the event, which will take place at Sante Fe Colleges track. The UF Solar Gators, a student club founded in Fall 2011 to build a solar-powered car, will host the event and have the frame of their own solar car on display. The purpose of the event is to basically get alternative energy ideas out there and support sustainable energy, said Aja Garrison, 20-year-old UF public relations senior and UF Solar Gators public relations chair. During the regional Junior Solar Sprint competition, teams of upper elementary and middle school students will race to build the best miniature solar car, powered entirely by solar energy and steered by wires. In the Solar Energy Cook Off, students in fourth through 12th grade will work in teams to design and build solar cookers and demonoriginal dish of food for the competition, she said. The competitions foster education about sustainability among youth, said Jason Rosen, 21-yearold UF material science and engineering senior and UF Solar Gators president. We are excited to be involved with the educational aspect of the event and get the community involved, Rosen said.Grade-school students compete in solar engineering competition They dont serve one state or another state. They serve the entire country.Marcus Tucker29-year-old former Marine Corps corporal and UF marketing senior

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If approved, the bill would cation of researchers in animal records on treatment and care, als, purchase or billing records, animal care and use committee cords. enth Hour for Animals posted er, Camille A. Marino, Eleventh Hour for Animals founder and executive director, said that the group has never threatened or committed violent acts against the researchers at UF. The only violence that is happening is the violence they commit against animals for money, she said. My intent is never to threaten anyone, only to provide information that the community has a right to know. On behalf of the Eleventh Hour for Animals, Marino has ture requesting an investigation into apparent egregious and housed inside the University of Florida. The letter details the organizations concern for UFs treatment of Booger, a macaque monkey. Marino said the monkey is ment. I want him out of there, Marino said. I want all of the tend to do whatever it takes to have that program shut down and disbanded. privacy. Universities lobbying sity of Central Florida, Florida International University and the University of South Florida. Grant Heston, associate vice president for communications and public affairs at UCF, said animal researchers are being targeted at universities across the U.S. We feel its a responsible measure to help protect those individuals, Heston said. Due to colleagues receiving threats, a UF researcher has chosen to remain anonymous mate research. Im extremely concerned mate research on this campus, the researcher said. I dont want my name and my house bombed. I dont want them to stand in front of my house. cern enough to consider not mates. The researcher wants to give back to humans with their research but may reconsider for fear of harassment, adding, I name is not covered.UCF, FIU and USF among lobbying schools 4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 Expires 4/18/14 MONKEY, from page 1 THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON The White House says a Cuban Twitter communications network created by the U.S. government was a development program and not a covert operation. Spokesman Jay Carney says he is not aware of individuals in the White House who were aware of the program, but he also says President Barack Obama does munications in Cuba. The Associated Press has learned that the communications network was built with secret through foreign banks. Carney says the government does take steps to be discreet sive environments including Cuba. He says those steps are taken to protect practitioners and the public. Some view the project as a United States and Cuba that has involved more violent efforts to ment, including a failed plot to an exploding cigar. For others, the news sparked fear that the program would only help the Cuban governments efforts to ment of independent journalists and bloggers.White House: Cuban Twitter not covertAP PhotoHillary Rodham Clinton speaks as she delivers the keynote address at the launch of the U.S. Global Development Lab, an initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development, on Thursday in New York.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffCreative SpeakAdrian Hayes-Santos, of Grooveshark, speaks with students Thursday in Weimer Hall. About 10 professionals spoke on the job panel. LOCAL JULIANNE HUHN Alligator Contributing WriterThe success of the Gators mens basketball team may also lead to increased success for local businesses. Jeff Hickey, managing partner of Tall Pauls, said the Gators March Madness bid has enthused downtown and boosted overall dynamics. Anytime the Gators are doing well, it brings an energy to the town and people go out more, Hickey said. They get more excited to go out, stay out and spend some money. Nicholas Smith, general manager of The Swamp Restaurant, of business at the sports bar as the Gators advanced through the season. Especially when games are far away ... people have to go watch it, he said. People want to enjoy sports with their friends. Smith said since the basketball season started, he has seen a transformation in the restaurants dynamics. Its just a change in atmosphere, he said. It gets them excited, gets them coming out. It gets them to us. Christina Rodenwoldt, manager at Gator Plus, 1620 W. University Ave., said March brought an increase in sales of Gators-themed gear. We are seeing a lot of interest, Rodenwoldt said. Especially if there is a home game or right after we have won. The fact that we got into the Final Four, there calling Internet orders, coming into the store. Andrew Poe, general manager of Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar, said although the venue is not a sports bar, it always does well in spring because of fans who want to enjoy downtown Gainesville. As far as Gator basketball, we are peaking right now as far as NCAA Tournament and SEC Tournament, and it is spring, Poe said. Downtown Gainesville is peaking at the exactly the same time. So, its like with Gator athletics doing so well and this naturally being a good time for businesses in downtown Gainesville. Its a good formula. The Gators win against Dayton last Saturday unleashed crowds of people wanting to celebrate downtown afterward, Poe said. It was such a big deal we were going to the Final Four, Poe said. Everyone got into their cars and headed from wherever they were watching the game to downtown to celebrate it, and we saw a tremendous positive effect from that.Gators basketball success shifting downtown business dynamics As far as Gator basketball, we are peaking right now as far as NCAA Tournament and SEC Tournament, and it is spring. Downtown Gainesville is peaking at the exactly the same time. So, its like with Gator athletics doing so well and this naturally being a good time for businesses in downtown Gainesville. Its a good formula.Andrew PoeRockeys Dueling Piano Bar general manager

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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.Is it just us, or was this week not totally hellish? Most of us the weather is gorgeous, and McDonalds will be giving away coffee for the next two weeks. On that note, here it is: Your get-your-free-coffee-while-itlasts edition of...Darts & Laurels A report published on AlterNet this week found that NFL cheerleaders have fewer labor rights than exotic dancers. The depressing article makes us wonder why anyone would choose a career in professional cheerleading: Their handbooks are borderline draconian, all their rehearsal hours are unpaid, and their total seasonal revenue amounts to less than $5 per hour in fact, the NFL mascots have higher salaries than NFL cheerleaders. The U.S. Labor Department labels cheerleaders seasonal amusement. Um, what the actual f**k? By that logic, arent all athletes seasonal amusement? Most NFL cheerleaders, AlterNet stated, are trained dancers holding down college degrees and second jobs in order to be cheerleaders. A we-call-bulls**t-onthe-cheerleading-isnt-a-sport-argument DART to the NFL for exploiting one of its biggest revenue drivers women who kick ass and look great in thigh-high boots while doing so. As if we needed another reminder of FSUs inferiority, take a look at their much-talked-about alleged new logo. We realize some of our readers may not have seen it, so allow us to paint a picture: Envision a Seminole Indian scribbled on a Post-It note by the Archie Comics illustrators. Imagine the Seminoles head thrown back in either a ferocious war cry or a mid-sneeze orgasm. The leaked logo has inspired vitriol among FSU students and alumni, who went so far as to start online petitions to keep the old logo. Why all the hate? We think the logo perfectly encapsulates the one university in the country where a student can get college credit for being a clown. A dont-everchange LAUREL goes to the leaked, cartoonish FSU logo. In Gainesville, we love our craft beer. In fact, craft breweries are having a moment right now so much so that larger beer distributors are taking notice, and theyre not happy about it. Craft brewers in Florida are currently facing a battle in the legislature, as a bill pending in the Florida Senate would stipulate that craft brewers sell their bottles and canned beer directly to a distributor, according to Reuters. While other states nurture craft breweries, brewers in Florida say the environment for independent beer operations distributors seeking to suppress small breweries. This week, were tossing a Big-Nose-IPA-before-Natty-Light DART to champions of the anti-craft-brew bill. The biggest pat on the back of the year goes to our mens basketball team and Billy Donovan. Seriously, were beyond excited for Saturday. Enjoy your time in the limelight, boys, and keep doing us proud. For all their hard work, were giving a dem-muscles-doe LAUREL to the Gators basketball team. Good luck in Arlington! Go Gators!Embrace the dad jeans: Normcore is inS bright colors: What you should really be digging out of your closet is the pair of dad jeans you bought months ago at the thrift with the intention of turning into distressed cutoffs. So what if you never got around to doing the dirty work? By now youve missed the peak of the underbutt trend. The good news is those dad jeans have normcore written all over them. Normcore is the trendy new way to state you dont care about fashion by wearing things normal people would wear. Because just when you thought the word trendy couldnt be any more cringe worthy, it became trendy to be anti-trend. For those of you who still dont follow, picture a style in which homeless-biker meets off-duty-model, a la baggy white crew-neck T-shirt, your favorite Gators windbreaker and Jerry-Seinfeld dad jeans paired with boxy running shoes. years? Congratulations on being normcore before normcore was a thing. Its hard to say when the anti-fashion fashion statea New York Magazine article in February that explored the term not only as a way of dress but as a theory that people were moving away from fashion as a statement and viewing way of dress as a form of interconnectivity. Since then, it seems stylized blandness, as New York Magazine writer Fiona Duncan put it, has been creeping and even The New York Times have written about the trend. And hashtag-ability aside, Im convinced its only a thing because people keep talking about it. The idea behind normcore is that you wouldnt be able to differentiate a person who actually cares about fashion from a person who wears New Balance sneakers and dad jeans because hes from a time-warped suburban town in Idaho where dressing stylishly is much less of a desired skill than say, drawing magical beasts or hacking computers. And I get that. No one said dressing well had to be at the top of everyones to-do list, but when did everyone get so caught up in being indistinguishable? is interested in self-branding. Even normcore icons like Blood Oranges Dev Hynes and comedian Jerry Seinfeld have clearly distinguishable images on social media, and it seems they wouldnt be much different in person. Some fashion writers have said normcores purpose is to blend the wearer into the general public so that the wearer can be an Everyman, connecting with the population and eschewing popular fashion. And thats cool. I can see how wanting to connect with others is an incentive to dress differently. But the idea of dressing a certain way to cultivate a certain feeling is something thats done regularly. Its why places have dress codes and period pieces have time-sensitive costumes. If youre having a hard time wrapping your head around this whole normcore thing, dont worry I am, too. Where Im most lost is in the idea of the terminology. Who chose normcore, and why did they choose it? more normal than someone whos embracing trends that have been inspired by various decades or vice versa. The whole idea of normcore as a trend is just silly. Normcore the anti-fashion fashion statement because nothing screams normal like, Hey, Im dressing this way to be normal. Marjorie Nunez is a UF journalism senior. Her columns appear on Fridays. 66 TOTAL VOTES60% YES 40% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Do you have cable? Todays question: Would you buy a 13-foot stuffed Gator that wears Tim Tebow jerseys? WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Marjorie Nunezopinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 Sitting behind his anchor desk on Monday night, Stephen Colbert offered teous apology. tion that began last week with a tweet. In case you havent heard or read the news for the ington Redskins owner Dan a word that would be tossed around on the Trail of Tears. Foundation. Colbert, while in dit, satirized the foundation Sensitivity to Orientals or ery of Snyders publicity stunt Foundation for Sensitivity to 140 characters doesnt leave chine was hungry for Colbert blood. The tweet was seen by hashtag activist Suey Park, fore to cultivate discussion on the social network such as #NotYourAsianSidekick. hashtag was #CancelColbert. #CancelColbert gained a lot of publicity, but it also generated a lot of outrage in the opposite direction, with beloved Report. The ensuing outrage generating scores of articles debating things like white privilege and the nature of The issue was, to say the least, very hairy. answer to Snyders prayers. ing tweet, was left out of the conversation. During the height of the of Twitter. Park explained that pocrisy of white liberals who Maybe shes sincere, or changing the conversation. In the wake of Colberts apology, the whole thing has lost its Snyder and his Redskins isnt going anywhere, but neither The whole deal can serve is acceptable because worse gets overlooked by people all too often. Look no further satire, which can be used to Even people who write and say. Especially on Twitter. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His columns appear on Fridays.Colbert racism mishap shows satire is lost on TwitterColumn Alec Carveropinions@alligator.org T zens and peoples abroad were both legal and necessary. NSA spying unconstitutional. Rather than identifying targets, tapping their phones the U.S. Such actions actively negate laws dating back to 1215 with the signing of the everyone is born guilty. server and can be used against us. Snowden, its easy to persuade a reasonable person that is over. Andrew Pentland is a UF history senior.Government seeks to destroy privacyGuest columnOn Monday I was surprised was convicted of bribery in a Tel Aviv court for taking $160,000 in students should be wary of hosting port, is responsible for potential war Instead, under his plan the bulk solidated: The Palestinians will not be offered a viable state, and their lives will continue to be dependent other words, the occupation will occupation. It is not appropriate for Accent to ter. This practice by Accent is very tokenizing. One Palestinian doesnt speak for all Palestinians. tinians to bring such a speaker but also to those who stand against war of international law. If Accent wants to bring speakers In the future, we would hope that Accent and others recognize this less of an oppressed, occupied people tion and a state that wants to erase its history and narrative. Eric Brown is a UF political science junior.Accent blunders suggest tokenismGuest columnEric BrownSpeaking Out Andrew PentlandSpeaking Out

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MELISSA MIHMAlligator Contributing WriterA Georgia man is looking to sell a 13foot mounted bull alligator thats been living under a blanket in his garage. Don Perkins, 65, of Darien, Ga., got the American alligator after Florida in a licensed alligator trapper to kill the animal in Palmdale, Fla. He had the alligator mounted about three years ago and is now hoping he can earn back the money that he invested in the project, which adds up to about $7,000. Perkins said the alligator was laid out in the back of his cousins Dodge saw it. Its head was hanging out of the back of the truck with its snout kissing the pavement. I knew there was something I could do with it other than have him turned into purses and pocketbooks, Perkins said. So he took the animal home and made it his project. He called taxidermist after taxidermist. Most laughed at the request to mount such a large animal in a standing position. He then found Johnny Walker in Deland who turned his vision into a reality for about $4,500. Michael Moulton, a professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at UF, said that although opinions may differ on the subject, the animals death was legal because he was considered a nuisance and killed by a licensed trapper. Perkins named the animal George after a gator that almost killed him when he was a child. There was nothing more 11-year-old Perkins and the gator when the animal opened its jaw and smacked its tail on the water. The new George now stands 7 feet tall on a green carpeted stand wearing a XXXL Tim Tebow jersey and holding a football signed by UFs three Heisman winners Tebow, Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel. There are wheels on the bottom. You can push him like a shopping cart in a grocery store, he said. Lately, George hasnt been in the spotlight. He calls Perkins garage home. His only company is two motorcycles and a lawn mower. Still, Perkins keeps a blanket over him, keeping dust from building up in the cracks between his scales. Perkins is hoping he can sell George and is asking for $6,500. He said he would like someone to buy George, auction him off and give the proceeds to charity. Im not trying to make a single dime off of George, he said. The Craigslist ad can be found at goo.gl/kSk8vs. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 Courtesy to The Alligator A 13-foot-4-inch bull alligator is mounted in the Heisman Trophy pose. He holds a football signed by Tim Tebow, Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel. LOCALActual, 13-foot Florida gator on Craigslist E-CIGS COULD BE BANNED ON CAMPUS. BROOKE AUSTILLAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville city commissioners unanimously voted in favor of regulating the use of e-cigarettes in a commission meeting Thursday. The proposed ordinance would prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. It would ban selling them through vending machines, and it would ban their use in tobacco-free areas like UFs campus. Kathy Nichols, assistant director for UF Area Health Education Centers Program, spoke during the meeting about the use and preliminary dangers of e-cigarettes. Nichols said e-cigarettes contain nicotine, polyethylene glycol which creates the smoke effect She said although some dangers have been found involving e-cigarette use, more information is still needed to determine long-term effects of the product. She said some research shows the product is popular among teens. There are youth who are starting to use the product who have never used traditional cigarettes, Nichols said. Mayor Ed Braddy said during the meeting that the e-cigarette could be a starting point for children to use traditional tobacco. I would think just intuitively, especially for kids, that its probably more like a gateway to cigarettes, he said. Allison Justice, a UF mass communications graduate student, participated in preliminary research that suggests e-cigarette advertising messages target adolescents. Justice, 24, said that while some of the messages could persuade cigarette smokers to transition to the e-cigarette, the ads could also spike a curiosity in children. Our youth generation is the e-generation, Justice said. Anything electronic, they want their hands on. Although all commissioners were in favor of the motion, the ordinance must go to a second Commission votes to control e-cigarettes

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 IT INVOLVED A 2-YEAR-OLD. JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a volunteer at a local church Wednesday on accusations of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl on the playground. Delmer Wilson on charges of sexual battery, according to an arrest report. Between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Monday, staff members babysat the toddler at Parkview Baptist Church, located at 3403 NW 13th St. While bathing her daughter that evening, the mother noticed she was hurt. The girl said someone touched her genitals and reenacted the touching on a doll, according to the report. During questioning, Wilson eventually admitted to penetrating her with when he tried to pick her up. While ofand also reenacted the hand motions, according to the report. yes or no answer about whether he touched other children at the church. He said phrases like not to my knowledge, I do not believe so, and I cant remember. of the incident he did not see any inappropriate touching, but when he walked out to the playground where Wilson was with the toddler, she was hysterically crying. Parkview Baptist Church released a statement saying it will have no further comment until we learn more from the criminal investigation. Wilson is in jail with a $100,000 bond.Church volunteer arrested on sexual assault chargesLOCAL HANNA MARCUS Alligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgAt the Thursday night City Commission runoff candidate forum, a debate about city issues was partially clouded by sharp comments from each candidate about her opponent. Helen Warren and Annie Orlando, the commission candidates, will compete for the at-large seat in the election Tuesday. The topics included urban development, transportation and Gainesville Regional Utilities issues. When discussing the citys budget, Warren said Gainesville is facing challenges the city has never dealt with before. We do have a crisis, she said. Theres not a single department out there that can say, We havent already been facing budget cuts. Referencing Warrens comment about the budget, Orlando said she was glad that Helbudget issues). the city to control the budget and focused her attention on the appointment of a new GRU general manager. GRU is going to need to have someone who is forward-thinking so we can evolve and be a viable company, she said. In the closing remarks, Warren focused on why Orlando should have run for County Commission instead of City Commission. her way, she sues the city, Warren said. So Annie, I think you would have been a great candidate to have gone for county. Orlando quickly questioned how many city committees Warren had served on. She ing on her support. We need not just the nicest person but the one who is the most prepared and most qualiRunoff candidates criticize each other at city issue debate We need not just the nicest person but the one who is the most prepared Helen WarrenCity Commission candidate

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10, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 AP PhotoMilitary MemoryRoses left for shooting victims are seen at the feet of Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and other military during a news conference near Fort Hoods main gate Thursday in Fort Hood, Texas. CAMPUS AKEILA BROWNAlligator Contributing WriterUF student and Delta Chi brother Shane McCann is so hot right now. Hes leading Wing Zones Flavor Face-Off competition, in which people from across the country go headMcCann, a 23-year-old UF anthropology senior, has more than 1,000 votes for his jalapeno cheddar The winner, who will be announced Monday, will receive a party for 20 friends and a $100 Fanatics.com gift card, among other rewards. McCann said he found out about ceived with his Wing Zone delivery. He joined it to get the 10 free wings that were awarded to each contestant for entering. a pepperand cheese-loaded burger he ate the night before. I thought it would taste delicious on a wing, he said. Dan Corrigan, Wing Zones marond time Wing Zone has held the contest. Participation has increased couple thousand votes so far. the franchise, he said. We always Student tops Wing Zone sauce contest JESSICA PEREDAAlligator Contributing Writer contestants striving to cram their massive amounts of research, sometimes amounting to 80,000 words, into three minutes. UF doctoral students of all disciplines competed Thursday in the Reitz Union Grand chance to continue to the regional competition. This was competition at UF, where 11 contestants compressed their graduate theses into threeminute presentations without PowerPoint slide. The winner, Michael Shultz, is a UF graduate student doing research on pediatric osteosarcoma, bone cancer in children. Nina Zagvazdina, a thirdyear UF entomology graduate student, went to the event to she could use for her research. It was a great low-compeople are doing, she said. I different speech style. graduate school who helped organize the competition, said dience to a higher level of research. Our goal is to demystify what our graduate students are doing, she said. Sometimes what they are doing can be very complicated and most of us are not going to get a Ph.D. ourselves so same level.Graduate students shorten their theses for competition Dan Corrigan Nina Zagvazdina

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 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 4-17-14-55-1 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 2 FURNISHED ROOMS MUST LOVE DOGS! Private home; rooms share hall bath; on small lake off S. Main; Incl utl, cable, wi-fi; W/D; Must be NONSMOKER! $425/each; $200 deposit; References required. Call 706-669-1644 4-4-14-7-1 Best deal in town condo across campus 2 bedrooms each $325/mo.# 1 location for bus routes Resort-style living Rent Includes utilities, cable & internet, ladies only Call Belle @ 352-328-2477 4-23-14-18-1 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! No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 5-29-14-68-2 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 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 $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 4BR/2BA unfurnished house. Close to UF. 605 SW 9th St. Cent AC/heat, W/D. No pets. 1 year lease. From Aug 16th. $1760/mo. + $600 sec. To see call 352-359-1508 5-1315-22-2 CLOSE TO UF HOUSES 352-665-7316 3BR/2BA fenced 3404 NW 7th Pl $1200/mo 611 NW 36th Terr $1250/mo 630 NW 34th Terr $1150/mo 4-9-14-10-2 Available August: Several Cute & Clean 2 & 3BR vintage homes near UF. Wood floors, C/HA, W/D. Rents @ $860-$1760/mo. Call/text Anita 352-575-4395 Details: www. CozyGator.com 5-13-14-21-2 VERY CUTE 1BR/1BA house on bus route, shopping close by. No pets. 930 NE 23rd Ave. $400/month. Email Jennifer at j_e_jackson@yahoo.com for more info. 4-11-10-2 2br Townhouse for rent $7505 minute drive to UF, 1.5 baths. Wood floors, community pool. 239-671-0484. Valpotin@aol.com 4-11-14-8-2 DOWNTOWN CHEAP DOWNTOWNAvailable now!!! Efficiency Apartment in the Heart of Downtown. 216 SW 3rd Ave. $425/ mth. Call 870-2760 4-23-14-14-2 ******** 3 BEDROOM HOME ******** Wood Floors. Screen Porch. Large Bonus Room. Central Heat & Air. W/D Hookups. Available for Fall. 1311 NW 8th Street. $1275/mth. Call 870-2760 4-23-14-14-2 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 Campus Lodge 1/1 summer sublease in a 3/3. $479/month fully furnished, price negotiable. Clean and quiet roommates. Please email s1134t@gmail.com for more details. 4-11-5-3 Do you want to know a secret? I'm subleasing a poolside room at Estates for summer! 3 bus routes, 24 hr gym, 1 block from campus. 3/3 but available as a 2/2 or 1. Will subsidize! (904)228-9139 4-11-14-7-3 $450/mo, Furn'd Pvt Room + Bath, quiet house w/3 males & cat incl utils, WiFi, TV, W/D. Near UF, Midtown, Applebees, easy bus & bike. No dogs, sorry. ROOM@COX. NET / Ph. 338-1113 4-4-14-3-4 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 GRANDFATHER PROPERTY central heat/ air, new roof, 3BR/2BA. Extra space for storage or office. Lots of parking space. Near everything. NW area. $124,900/OBO. Call 352-375-6754 4-15-14-10-5 NEAR BOONE, NC 2+/-ac. tract 350ft of rushing streams 3000ft elevation private and secluded underground utilities and paved roads from only $9900. Call 1-877-7175273ext91 4-4-1-5 Up to 9 acres from $14,900. Mountain cabin only $89,900. Access to lake and trout stream. Views of the Atlanta skyline. 45 minmutes from Northern Atlanta. Priced below developer cost! Call 888-260-0905 Ext. 17. 4-4-1-5 Tennessee Log Home Sale! Saturday April 12th Only. New 1200 sf ready to finish log cabin on 10 acres with FREE Boat Slip on 160,000 acre recreational lake. Only $89,900. Excellent financing. Call now 877888-0267, x76 4-4-1-5 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 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 COMPUTER HELP AND REPAIR Call John @ Just PC's Virus Removal, Cracked Screen Tutorials, Upgrades, Office 352-246-2231, 6515 NW 36 Terr 9-30-14-73-7 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 4-2314-72-10 HORSES & GOATSFOR SALE Charlie 352-278-1925 4-23-72-10 SCIENCE FICTION: Stolen memories, dangerous dreams, collapsing societies, lost souls, engineered life, our world transformed. REMEMBERING THE FUTURE: stories by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 4-22-14-20-10 SCIENCE FICTION: After catastrophic biological warfare, we may not agree on what nature is or what civilization is. WILDERNESS is a novel by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 4-22-14-20-10 SCIENCE FICTION: Life will change fast amid genetic engineering, climate engineering and economic upheavals. Will we cope? WONDERS AND TRAGEDIES is a novel by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 4-22-14-20-10REAL GIANT GATORMounted standing on moveable stand. Holding authentic football, hand-signed by 3 Gator Heisman winners. Email for photos & info donniefp132@hotmail.com 912-506-3200 4-16-14-10-10 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

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12, ALLIGATOR 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 included. 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 4-23-72-12CASH 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 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. 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 Candice Jones 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 GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 4-23-72-13UF 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. 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 4-11-14-72-13 The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors. 60 hours of in-depth training are provided. This is an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and to gain life-enhancing communication skills. The next training class begins Saturday, May 17th, 2014. Please contact Jan Greene at 352-264-6782 or visit ttp://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/CSS/CrisisCenter/Pages/ Volunteer.aspx for more information. 4-2319-13 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 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 Medical Office looking for part time medical assistant and/or front desk help for busy office. Must be dependable, computer literate, prefer to know some medical terminology. Experience preferred but not required. Please email resume to JAS3FL@aol.com 4-9-14-5-14 New Horizons now hiring Bi-lingual (pref not nec) Educational Consultants full time $24k 352-642-1987 4-9-14-10-14 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 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 Hogan's Great SandwichesNow hiring bartenders/counter help. No experience necessary. 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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG UF track team to compete at home Murphy waived from Bulls ERICA A. HERNANDEZ@EricaAlyssa The Gators will be more rested than usual when they compete at the 2014 NCAA University Park Regional on Saturday. Besides competing against four teams that No. 1 Florida (15-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) did not face in the regular season, timing will also be different. The regional champ is really kind of a different feeling, coach Rhonda Faehn said. Because theres a greater variety of schools that we havent seen all year long. only four events occurring at any given time, two teams will be sitting out on a bye in the rotation. Instead of competing all four events back to back, the Gators will begin bye for the second rotation. They will then come back to compete on uneven bars and balance beam in the third and fourth The order of the events will be no different than a regular home meet. The only difference will be the approximately 20 minutes in Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffBridget Sloan performs on the balance beam during UFs 198.125 197.625 win over LSU Feb. 21 in the OConnell Center. Florida starts competing in the NCAA Regionals on Saturday in University Park, Penn. Florida to compete in NCAA Regionals KEEGAN HAS A TEAMBEST 29 DOUBLES WINS. IAN COHEN@ibcohen5It isnt often that a freshman leads a team in any statistical category, but for Kourtney Keegan, it has been the norm. Keegan was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Wednesday after helping No. 7 Florida sweep Arkansas and LSU last weekend at home. The rookie is having an retallying 29 doubles victories to lead the team. Florida (15-4, 7-2 SEC) expects Keegans consistent play to continue when it travels to face Mississippi State (9-10, 1-8 SEC) at 6 p.m. The freshmans elevated play has allowed Coach Roland Thornqvist to start her and senior Olivia Janowicz on Court 1 in doubles. The move has been very successful the duo is 10-2 as a team this season. They have a tremenThornqvist said of the tandem. At [Court] 1, against the really good teams, you cant hit and look. You got to be able to hit and go. And I think they are [there] now. On a team where the lineup rotates from week-toweek, Keegan has held down the lower courts for the bulk of the season. The freshman is usually and has won four of her last the Razorbacks on Friday, it took Keegan just 49 minutes to win her singles match. Shes an incredible talent, and shes just got all the tools, Thornqvist said. Keegan leading UF into SEC matchupBaseASEBaALL ADAM PINCUS@adamDpincusBuddy Reed stepped to the plate with runagainst Florida Atlantic. Florida needed one run for the walk-off win. It never came. The Gators leadoff batter reached base in the ninth and 10th frames only to leave the go-ahead run on the bases. Reed bunted too hard and too close to FAU pitcher Kevin Alexander, who easily threw out John Sternagel on the force out to third Turgeon and Richie Martin ended the rally. Harrison Bader singled to start the 10th inning its run of 13 wins in 16 games that execution wasnt there, as Coach Kevin OSullivan said the Gators werent ready to play. After three dragged on and on. Facing ranked squads like Florida State and LSU has forced Florida to play perfectly on the mound and at the plate. The same level of perfection wasnt there when UF played FAU. It was up and down. The hits werent falling for us. Im not sure, freshman left-hander A.J. Puk said. It did seem kind of low. Thatll need to change today when No. 13 Florida (19-10, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) visits No. 22 Kentucky (20-9, 4-5 SEC) for a critical SEC Carolina in the Eastern Division and will begin an eight game road trip at UK, USC, FSU and FGCU. Against the Owls on Tuesday, OSullivan brought the team together in the third inning for a meeting. After scoring three quick position and left eight runners on base. The bottom line is we score three in the OSullivan said. We threw away a lot of atbats.Gators look to improve with runners in scoring position The regional champ is really kind of a different feeling.Rhonda FaehnUF coachseeSEE GYM, Pa A GeE 15see SEE TeENNIsS, Pa A GeE 15 Shes an incredible talent, and shes just got all the tools. Shes got a great serve, shes got presence, shes willing to move and poach, and shes got great power from the ground. She has all the little things that it takes.Roland ThornqvistUF CoachseeSEE BaseASE, Pa A GeE 15OSullivan

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Sternagel provides consistency: Third base always seems to be a never-ending game of musical chairs for the Gators, but it hasnt always been a detriment to the team. From 2010-2012, a UF freshman third basemanAustin Maddox, Zack Powers and Josh Tobiasmade the SECs AllFreshman team. But neither Powers nor Tobias won the job last season, as they platooned and combined to start 29 and 30 games, respectively. But now, the Gators look well on their way to adding a fourth with John Sternagel. He arrived at UF after a standout career at Rockledge High School where he earned Perfect Game All-American honors with future teammates Brett Morales and Puk. Sternagel has hit .313 with six and has split time with Tobias and fellow freshman Pete Alonso at the position. OSullivan said on Tuesday night that Sternagel gives the Gators a run producer in the latter part of the lineup. Hes batted seventh or eighth in each of his nine starts. Hes stepping up right now. when we need him, second baseman Casey Turgeon said. Its good to see a young player doing that. Puk continues pitching prowess: Puk had one pitch Tuesday night hed like to forget. In the ball to C.J. Chatham, who somehow got around on the high offering at his chin for a leadoff home run out of McKethan Stadium. six strikeouts in three-innings on the mound. Hes been a dominant power pitcher at times and a talented left-hander with command issues during others. This year obviously Ive been better coming out of the pen and Ive struggled in my starts, he said. Id like to become a starter sometime next year just to get the opportunity, but I just need to work on getting better command and throwing all my pitches for strikes. Shes got a great serve, shes got presence, shes willing to move and poach, and shes got great power from the ground. She has all the little things that it takes. Keegan is diligently working to improve each aspect of her game as the post-season draws closer. My serve, Ive been working on it for the past couple weeks and it showed, she said. I was working on patterns, with my forehand going across court and opening the court and going down the line. So thats helped me a lot. Florida hopes Keegan and its other freshmen will continue to help propel it to the top of the SEC standings. The Gators currently sit in fourth place, only two matches bilt. If Florida wins today and against Ole Miss on Sunday, a home victory over the Commodores next week could decide the SEC race, and the Gators are 190-1 against SEC opponents at home. Playing on the road obviously is the trickier part. Look at what weve been able to do [at home], Thornqvist said. Its tough to win on the road in the SEC in any sport. FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffKourtney Keegan swings at the ball on Oct. 11,2013 at the Bedford Cup at the Ring Tennis Complex. William A. England / Alligator StaffA.J. Puk pitches during Floridas 9-7 loss against Maryland on Feb. 15 at McKethan Stadium. Puk recorded a team-high six strikeouts in three innings during UFs 5-4 loss to FAU on Tuesday. TeENNIsS, from page 14Gators fourth in SEC with four games left in regular seasonPuk struck out six batters in loss BaseASE, from page 14UF has two byes in regional contest be waiting in their locker room to get back on the Personally, I think byes are great, Bridget Sloan said. Its a time to kind of relax because your adrenaline cannot be at a high for that long. Sloan experienced byes with the 2013 team at events. because everyone came together as a team for once and we all helped each other kind of calm down a little bit in the locker room, Sloan said. It was and then we had about 10 minutes to get pumped again. You were able to come down but then get right back up. ham, Ala. sity Park, Penn., on Saturday at 4 p.m. for one of the top two spots. each. The top three teams from each session compete But the Gators are trying not to look that far ahead. Of course we bring it up once in a while but Rhonda always tells us that we need to stay in the moment and so thats what were doing although we want to look ahead, junior Kytra Hunter said. We really want to go back to Birmingham and get that national title especially after coming in second for SECs. GYmM, from page 14 My serve, Ive been working on it for the past couple weeks and it showed. I was working on patterns, with my forehand going across court and opening the court and going down the line. So thats helped me a lot.Kourtney KeeganUF freshman Personally, I think byes are great. Its a time to kind of relax becauseyour adrenaline cannot be at a high for that long. Bridget SloanUF gymnast

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16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 FITZGERALD GUARDING TOP OPPOSITION. EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_lFrom 2010 until 2013, No. 4 Florida faced the challenge of Erin Fitzgerald when it played Northwestern. But UF has its own Fitzgerald now. Freshman Caroline Fitzgerald is the little sister to Erin Fitzgerald and has proven to be the defensive weapon that the Gators (12-2, 3-0 American Lacrosse Conference) needed fensive players like Emily Dohony, Sam Farrell, Jamie Reeg and Kayla Stolins left after graduating in 2013. As a freshman, Fitzgerald has guarded the toughest offensive players in every game. Against Syracuse, she played man-to-man coverage against Alyssa Murray one of the top offensive players in college lacrosse and held her to only two goals and one assist. In UFs season opener at No. 1 UNC, Fitzgerald had two ground balls and two draw controls. In a game where the Tar Heels beat the Gators 20players to win a draw control. Since that game, Fitzgerald has continued to grow. The Mount Sinai, N.Y., native has focused heavily on defending as a unit with the entire team for its game against No. 9 Johns Hopkins (10-1, 1-1 ALC) on Saturday at noon. We are game planning, Like the rest of the team, Fitzgerald is looking for a win against the Blue Jays so the Gators will remain undefeated in the ALC. However, Hopkins wont The No. 9-ranked team has only lost one game in its 2014 season, and it was to a tough Vanderbilt team on Saturday. Fitzgerald and the rest of the defense will have their hands full with Hopkins senior attacker Taylor DAmore Cermack. DAmore is the Blue Jays leading player in goals (32) and draw controls (36), while Cermack leads the offense in ground balls (33) and caused turnovers (12). If Florida can win its next three games, it would end with a perfect record in the ALC and become the No. 1 seed for the ALC conference tournament in May. Fitzgerald said Florida is ready for the pressure that comes with being undefeated in conference play this late in the season. Were looking to keep that alive, and that is going to be a Freshman stout on defense ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssaFlorida is arguably more eager for a win now than it has been all season. The Gators started the season on a 22-game winning streak that included Since then, No. 6 Florida (31-8, 5-7 Southeastern Conference) has gone 9-8 and has dropped four straight it opens its three-game series against No. 19 Auburn (31-6-1, 6-3 SEC) tonight at 6. I think theres a lot of change that man Delanie Gourley said. You know well be ready. Were going to prepare Despite the losing streak, coach Tim Walton said hes not worried. Theres no panic in the coaching Walton said after Wednesdays extra inning loss to FSU. We did normal Auburn most recently defeated then-No. 10 Kentucky at home in two of three games. The Gators record lacks that positive momentum the Tigers will be riding into town. Prior to the start of its losing streak on March 28, Florida had not dropped back-toback games all season. I think it has more to do with the opponents that weve played more said. Are we where we want to be? No, but the seasons not over yet and I think our kids have a lot of athleticism Despite the mid-season struggles, the team has made a conscious effort to not let its perseverance waver. pitcher Lauren Haeger said. I mean we practice hard, we go hard all the time so we just have to keep doing what were doing and not let it bother UF looks to snap losing skid UF Softball

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The Final Four Cover illustration Landon Watnick and Jordan McPherson Alligator, Friday, April 4, 2014 No. 8 seed Kentucky (28-10) Head coach: Starters: F Julius Randle, G James Young, G Aaron Harrison, G Andrew Harrison, C Dakari Johnson Key Reserves: Record past 10 games: KenPom.com ranking: No. 8 No. 7 seed Connecticut (30-8) Head coach: Starters: Key Reserves: Record past 10 games: KenPom.com ranking: No. 15 No. 2 seed Wisconsin (30-7) Head coach: Starters: Jackson, G Josh Gasser Key Reserves: Record past 10 games: KenPom.com ranking: No. 6 LANDON WATNICK@LandonWatnickUConn point guard Shabazz Napier was on a mission. With 17.7 seconds left on the clock and Connecticut trailing Florida by only one point, the Huskies needed their senior leader and top scorer to pull one more miracle out of his pocket. On the previous offensive possession, Napier notched a four-point play to put his team back into contention. While the Gampel Pavilion crowd stood in suspense and bit its nails, he dribbled down the court and studied his options. About 10 seconds dwindled. Then, what Florida coach Billy Donovan calls to this day a freak play ensued. Huskies forward DeAndre Daniels ran up to the elbow to set a pick on forward Casey Prather as Napier dribbled to his right, but center Patric Young helped on the pick-androll. The two Gators soon trapped Napier and caught the point guard in a bind. But Napier, aware and agile, successfully split the double team, losing his handle but quickly regaining it. Pressed for time, he then forced an off-balance jumper at the elbow with about three seconds remaining. Way off. Florida defenders rushed to the rim for the board. When a shot goes up, the tendency is to want to go in there and want to go rebound, Donovan said. We obviously ran in way too deep. It proved to be a fatal mistake. Before any Gator could jump, Daniels back-tapped the ball to an open Napier at the foul line. Youve got to give him credit that he had the wherewithal just to keep the ball alive, Donovan said. I dont know if he knew where he was tipping it to. As a late Prather frantically rushed to stick a hand in Napiers face, the UConn guard was gifted one more opportunity. With victory on his mind and 0.4 seconds left on the clock, Napier pulled the trigger from about 15 feet out. Bang. For Florida, Dec. 2 seems like years ago. Since falling 65-64 to Napiers buzzerbeater on that chaotic night in Storrs, Conn., the Gators have won 30 consecutive games good for a program record and the longest streak in the nation. During that span, Florida achieved a perfect 18-0 Southeastern Conference regular-season record, won its Final Four since 2007. Aside from a sluggish start against Albany, UF has been a force to be reckoned with in the Big Dance, winning all of its tournament games by double-digit margins. In the grand scheme of things, the UConn loss seemed like an afterthought until Sunday. When Connecticut knocked off Michigan State 60-54 in the Elite Eight, it all came full circle. Saturday at 6:09 p.m. in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, No. 1 overall seed Florida (36-2) will square off against seventh-seeded UConn (30-8) in the Final Four for a spot in Monday nights national title game. Following its buzzer-beating win against UF, UConn had its rough patches. Secondyear Huskies coach Kevin Ollie saw his group lose eight games six by 10 points or fewer and fall outside of the AP poll by week 11 of the season. But after an embarrassing 81-48 loss at Louisville on March 8, Connecticut turned the ship around and has won six of its past seven games. Behind Napiers leadership, the Huskies Regional, defeating 10-seed Saint Josephs in overtime 89-81, 2-seed Villanova 77-65, 3-seed Iowa State 81-76 and then the Spartans for perhaps their most impressive postseason victory. I would probably say like ourselves, playing them back in December, theyre a much, much better team today than when we played them, Donovan said. As different as both squads journeys to the Final Four have been, both are still tied to that fateful buzzer-beater on Dec. 2 and think back to it often. We took a lot from that game, Ollie said. The resiliency that we had, we got down in that game and came back. We played hard. We played scrappy. Added Donovan: It was a game that really helped our team going forward. Its the SEC Tournament title game. Kentucky coach John Calipari calls a timeout as his team has the ball and trails Florida 61-60 with 14 seconds remaining. The Wildcats have one more chance to draw up a play and make something happen. But the Gators knew they had to remain disciplined and stay with their man on defense instead of all going for the rebound like resulted in Napiers game-winner. We just said, Everybody box your man out, so they dont hurt us on the second shot, senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin said. On March 16, the Gators did not let history repeat itself. They have learned that its the second shot that often beats you not the But in that contest, UF did not allow UK to After Wildcats guard Andrew Harrison wasted about 10 seconds of clock and then dished the ball to James Young, Wilbekin and sophomore guard Michael Frazier II double-teamed the Kentucky wing. Young tripped and lost possession of the ball as time expired. Florida made a good defensive read and Kentucky goofed, but its that ruthless mentality to not allow second-chance points that Floridas 61-60 victory in the SEC Tournament title game was the perfect example of how much UF has tightened up its act defensively at the end of games. Since falling to the Huskies, the Gators are 3-0 in games decided by three points or fewer has the last possession. Any time were in a situation like that, even if its a shot-clock situation, Wilbekin said, we say, Box out. Dont run to the rim. Wilbekin, perhaps Floridas best on-ball sealed UConns win on Dec. 2. In fact, he did not even see the buzzerbeater live. Wilbekin was in the visitors locker room getting treatment for his right ankle an injury he suffered at the 3:01 mark when he went up for an offensive rebound on his missed jumper and planted awkwardly on Connecticut guard Ryan Boatrights foot. Because there was no television in the locker room, Wilbekin learned the games result from Jack Pfaff, a UF assistant athletic director. ers victory jog to the locker room or the shell-shocked teammates walk off the court in disgust, knowing they let a quality win slip out of their hands. I just knew what the score was, Wilbekin It was obviously a painful day for Wilbekin, but its one he could now leave in the past. After a four-month wait, he and freshman point guard Kasey Hill, who missed the UConn game due to a high ankle sprain, will er and the Huskies. The freak play will forever live on, but Saturday night is a new chapter for both teams. The game was such a long time ago, Wilbekin said. Theyre playing their best basketball right now, and I think we are doing the same. Thats what you have to do to be in this position at the Final Four. I dont expect anything less than them to play their best game.AP PhotoShabazz Napier reacts after hitting the game-winner on Dec. 2 in a 65-64 UConn win over Florida. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffScottie Wilbekin calls out a play during Floridas 62-52 win against Dayton on Saturday in FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. Wilbekin was in the locker room with a high ankle sprain when Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier hit his buzzer-beater shot to top Florida 65-64 on Dec. 2. U handing the Gators their second loss Huskies coach Kevin Ollie said dur     seed Louisville. Despite its lackluster record against top opponents in the regular season, East Region champion UConn has While Napier, the most outstanding and 1.7 steals per game this season, postseason. points per contest since the NCAA A season. No. 1 in the preseason, the Wildcats throughout the NCAA tournament. W Despite the rigor, Wisconsin managed mentum going heading into the NCAA starting lineup all season, and those   his game down the stretch. Heading has scored 18.5 points per contest the tournament. They MeetAgain

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HE LEADS UF TO ITS FIRST FINAL FOUR SINCE 2007. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynBilly Donovan was not sent from heaven to coach Floridas basketball team. He is no miracle worker, maghe and the No. 1 seeded Gators will in the 1998-1999 season, Donovan limped his way to a 27-32 rewith a 33-year-old coach whose only with Marshall for two seasons. method, its process. Back in his playing days at Providence, Billy the Kid managed to average only two points per game year. When his mentor and now friend Rick Pitino took over the head coaching job for the Friars in 1985, averaging 15.1 points per game as tion, climbed its way to the Final van a scrawny, 5-foot-11 kid from honorable mention. work as hard to improve as him, in with the New York Knicks, Donofrom his playing career to transition like his Providence career, Donovans career as Floridas coach took a in Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem to transform Florida from a program that averaged 11.5 wins per national championship appearance in school history. the national scene with a national title of his own, Donovan was not far behind in his process of transforming the Gators basketball program into took a crack at that as well. him and two of his assistant coaches each earn a free road trip with the assistants came and went, he was way, Donovan was winning over the hearts of the Rowdy Reptiles. stand the bad days as well as the good after settling for two straight lowing the championship years. pionship-caliber team while KenDonovan has three two of whom come off the bench if they see the ovan has groomed a team strong in every link of the chain. He took a potential one-andtransformed him into the face of the Wilbekin and molded him into what he called a role model for the comthe Year. He took a beaten and battered nal year to overcome the pain and threats. thing good and making it great. together good teams that always greatest things and one of the most the answer and the reason of why it didnt go and make the correction. Well Billy, problem solved.Donovans patience pays dividends throughout careerJordan McPherson / Alligator StaffBilly Donovan looks down the court during Floridas 62-52 win against Dayton on Saturday in FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. 3, FINAL FOUR, ALLIGATOR