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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 UF-FSU rivalry video goes viralThe creator is getting negative feedback, pg 5. County humane society to host kitten showerIt is kitten season, pg 8. Bear sightings, attacks raise safety questions and discussionA bear was seen in Gainesville in 2013, pg 5. Pitcher Bobby Poyner is leading Floridas bullpen during their latest six-game winning streak. Read the story on page 13. 82 /60 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13VOLUME 108 ISSUE 142 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffChecking OutAshley Poke, 22, who is graduating from UF with her Bachelor of Science in business administration, picks up her cap, gown, and orange and blue tassel from bookstore cashier Elise Denman, a 22-year-old UF political science senior. SIX POSITIONS ARE UNFILLED. JULIA GLUM and HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writersjglum@alligator.org hmarcus@alligator.org New leaders of SG organizations like Accent Speakers Bureau and Student Government Productions will be chosen tonight. The SG Executive Board which consists of the Student Body president, vice president, treasurer, Senate President and Senate President Pro-Tempore selected 43 candidates for agencies, secretaries and cabinets after weeks of deliberation. The Replacement and Agenda committee voted Monday to recommend them, and the list of nominees will go before the Student Senate tonight. Student Body treasurer Elliot Grasso said about 150 people applied overall. When choosing who to recommend, Grasso said the board looked for experience, knowledge and qualiAppointments to Accent and SGP have historically caused controversy. They control a total of about $1.2 million in student funds, and they are typically among Debate is common at Spring Senate meetFormer Sen. David Bradshaws 2013 thesis alleged they are legacy positions that stay SG leaders for Accent, SGP to be chosen tonight RESIDENTS GIVEN 24-HOUR NOTICE, FINES. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.orgStudents commonly hide their pets from landlords and apartment complexes without consequence, but one student-living complex is cracking down. Some residents at The Estates received pet-eviction notices recently after management conducted property furniture inspections. Residents were given a 24-hour notice to reLily Svete, a 23-year-old UF biology and psychology senior, said she brought her German shepherd Baylee as a puppy in the Fall and thought it would be OK to keep her at the complex because shed seen other residents with similar dogs. They have never enforced this rule before, she said. I never knew it was a rule. Im from Indiana, so I cant just take my dog home. Baylee, who weighs 63 pounds, exceeds the fewer-than-35-pound pet requirement at the complex. The requirements also prohibit aggressive breeds like pit bulls. To register pets, tenants must provide proof of pet records, written consent from apartment roommates and pay a $150 nonrefundable fee and a $20 addition to monthly rent. Gina Cowart, spokeswoman for The Estates, wrote in an email that once the pet is approved, management takes a picture of it and adds the pet to the lease. It has been a long standing lease term at the Estates and some might say a standard for many apartment communities that all pets must be reglowed on the property, she said. Svete said she was given until May to move Baylee. But some residents, like Lilly Kennedy, Secret pets get eviction notices at The Estates CAMPUS EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Staff Writerecochrane@alligator.orgProposed government regulations may make it harder for UF musicians and faculty to showcase their art outside of the country. The Obama administration recently announced new legislation that would ban the transport of ivory in and out of the country as a way to reduce the global demand for ivory and the subsequent slaughter of African elephants. The legislation should be in effect by the end of June, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. Though the UF music schools study abroad program in Salzburg, Austria, has had little to no trouble with musicians bringing their instruments on intion could change that, particularly for the string instruments. Because most string musicians prefer the sound of older instruments made before a 1989 ivory ban, many bows have a small triangle of ivory at the tip of the bow holding the hair in place. Charlene Sertel, a representative at Gainesville Violins, said although the process is a bit involved, the ivory can be replaced for about $120. You have to get the whole bow rehaired in order to replace the tip with Laws could impact musicians travel abroadSEE MUSIC, PAGE 4 SEE SENATE, PAGE 4 SEE PETS, PAGE 4 You have to get the whole bow rehaired in order to replace the tip with bone ivory.Charlene Sertelrepresentative at Gainesville ViolinsGrasso

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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 TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY TODAYFORECASTWEDNESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 87/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 85/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/62 SUNNY 84/60 SUNNY 82/60VOLUME 108 ISSUE 142 $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 HAPPENINGDocumentary showing The premiere showing of the documentary In His Own Home will be today at the downtown Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE Second Place, at 7:30 p.m. This film documents the storming of the apartment of Ghanaian doctoral student Kofi Adu-Brempong in March 2010 and the aftermath of protests and turmoil on the UF campus, where Adu-Brempong was shot. Authors@UF Judith W. Page, director of the Center for Womens Studies and Gender Research, will discuss her work on gardens in literature and art, and she will read from the just-released paperback edition of Women, Literature, and the Domesticated Landscape: Englands Disciples of Flora, 1780-1870. The event, presented by the George A. Smathers Libraries, will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Smathers Library, Room 100. For more information, see cms.uflib.ufl.edu/authorsuf Spring Greening: Collection Day 2014 Green your spring cleaning at Sustainable UFs annual Collection Day on Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Stephen C. OConnell Center parking lot near Gate 1. Students, faculty and staff are invited to drop off unwanted items including school supplies, books, gently used clothing, household items, personal hazardous materials and electronic waste. Additionally, UF departments can donate university assets or IT equipment (with approved paperwork). Items will be donated to organizations including Tools for Schools, Haven Hospice and Better World Books. Hazardous or electronic waste will be taken to the Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center for safe, proper disposal. For more information, visit sustainable.ufl.edu/collection or Facebook.com/sustainableUF. Beatles cover band The Impostors will perform Beatles music and other eclectic selections at the Unified Training Center, 809 W. University Ave., Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. Leadership position available: advertising chair Do you love human rights? Would you like to be involved in leading the UF chapter of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization, Amnesty International? The UFAI board is currently seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic students to join it in taking UFAI to another level of campus awareness next semester. It is looking for an advertising chair whose work will increase campus outreach through social media, fliers, etc. Experience with Photoshop and Adobe is a plus but not required the only requirement is a passion and love for human rights. If you are interested, please send your resume and a short paragraph (250 words or fewer) about why you would be a good fit to novoa.cf@ufl.edu. Hippodrome Cinema offers additional student ticket discounts The Hippodrome State Theatres Cinema is now offering additional student and senior pricing for all of its regularly scheduled shows. Admission for students with valid IDs is $5.50. In the past, the Hippodrome has offered Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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NICOLE GIAQUINTOAlligator Contributing WriterAs people grow older, they tend to forget simple aspects of life, like what they need to buy at the grocery store or where they parked their cars an inevitable effect of aging. A team of UF researchers is testing a drug therapy that might help reverse the decline of working memory in seniors. Working memory is the ability to hold information in your mind for a short period of time, said Jennifer Bizon, an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine. The drug is being tested on rats in research laboratories at the UF College of Medicine, but it is not yet ready for human use. Barry Setlow, a collaborator on the research project and an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine, said he has been doing research concerning cognitive functions in rodent models for about 20 years. He said he found that older rats, like older people, have a harder time completing working memory tasks like remembering which lever they chose after a short time period. Setlow said he and the other rethat they can potentially reverse the memory decline in the aging brain. they want to use this drug therapy. That is sort of the light at the end of the tunnel, he said. But theres a long way to go. This is really just a The results of their research were published in March in an issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. In the future, however, the drug will most likely not be used in humans with Alzheimers disease or other types of dementias, Bizon said. A lot of people are concerned about Alzheimers disease, and they should be because it is a very devastating disease. Bizon said. But a lot of people also are not going to get Alzheimers, and theyre still going to have memory problems that reity of life. Grant Simpson, a 23-year-old UF biochemistry and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience senior, is the research co-chair for the UF Neuroscience Club. He said the research focuses on a valuable topic. ing, so its important that we address these concerns, Simpson said. TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Nicole Giaquinto / Alligator Barry Setlow, an associate professor at the UF College of Medicine, works in his lab at the McKnight Brain Institute. He and a team of researchers are testing a drug therapy that could help with memory loss. UF researchers test drug to reverse memory loss in adults Alzheimers disease information Source: alz.org

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only had 24 hours to move their pets. Kennedy, a 22-year-old UF Spanish and linguistics senior, said she had to have her roommate drive her 4-yearold Labrador mix, Roscoe, back home to Orlando. She said management told her that more than 100 tenants received the same notice she did. Complex management changed earlier this semester, she said, which may have led to the pet crackdown. The leasing manager admitted that the old management did not enforce these rules, Kennedy said. nals can place their furry friends at Dogs Rule, a dog boarding and day care center located at 22115 W. Newberry Road. Jill Davis, director of Dogs Rule, said Estates tenants with notices can get free boarding at Dogs Rule for the next couple of weeks. So far, Davis has received two pets from tenants at The Estates. If someone is in dire need of placement (for) their dog, its no problem, she said. They can come here. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014William A. England / Alligator StaffUFs symphony orchestra performs at the University Auditorium on Nov. 14, 2013. The Obama adminis tration announced new legislation that would ban the transport of ivory in and out of the country. JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a UF student afa pole while drunk driving, causing about $3,500 of damage. son Creagan on charges of DUI damage to property and leaving the scene of an accident, according to an arrest report. At about 4:45 p.m. Sunday, a witness called 911 to report a white BMW that hit a pole on Northwest Sixth Avenue and drove off. The caller said the pole was tipping over, according to the report. of Northwest Sixth Avenue. Creagan was in the drivers seat while the passenger checked the car for damage, according to the report. Creagan handed him a debit card. According to the report, he said, My life is f*****. I had too many Mimosas at lunch. I didnt realize I was intoxicated. sobriety tests and would not provide a breath sample, according to the report. During questioning, he refused to comment. He also declined to comment to an Alligator reporter Monday night. County Jail at about 7:46 p.m. Sunday. He was released the following afternoon. UF student arrested on DUI charges after crashing into poleRenting instruments could be plan Bbone ivory, Sertel said. The whole process takes about two weeks. For Steven Thomas, a UF cello professor who spends many weeks annually performing as a chamber musician across the U.S. and China, the ban is one more reason to borrow a cello for his performances. My feeling is if an old bow has ivory already there, just let it be, Thomas said. He said he will borrow at least six cellos on his next trip. Most of the time, I borrow instruments because Im just so sick of the whole system, he said. Its just a real pain in the neck. But Thomas said hes not too of the new legislation because this terial has been an issue. Bows are made out of permanbuco wood, and the same thing happened with this, where the permanbuco wood was not allowed to cross borders, Thomas said. This was going to destroy music. But legislatures were told that this was going to be destructive to the music industry, and the issue was resolved within a decade. UF linguistics freshman, said she doesnt plan to take her violin on a plane after hearing about the possible restrictions. Even though mine doesnt have ivory, it makes me wonder if theres another rule I dont know about, Miller said. My instrument is really dear and valuable cated. MUSIC, from page 1 OTHER FLA. SCHOOLS ARE THERE, TOO. MATTHEW HOECKAlligator Contributing WriterStudent groups from UF and other Florida universities conducted a sit-in outside Florida Senate President 1400. The bill, which would allow certain undocumented students in-state tuition, suffered a setback Thursday when Senate Appropriation Chairman Joe Negron refused to hear the bill. Supporters of the bill are pressuring Gaetz to use his position to move the bill forward. The delay has angered several student groups and divided the Republican leadership. The goal of the sit-in is to hold Gaetz to (his) promise he made not to block (the) bill from (a) fair vote, said Colleen Baublitz, a UF environmental engineering student and member of Students for a Democratic Society. Gaetz expressed his concern for the legislation in an email to his constituents. (The bill) casts a blanket of approval over non-citizens who are in this country without proper legal status from anywhere in the world, including countries which are caldrons of terrorism and anti-American violence, he wrote. Former Gov. Jeb Bush advocated for the bill, according to a news release, and said, Punishing some students for their parents act by creating obstacles to a college degree isnt in their interests or ours. I urge the Florida Senate to do the right thing for our state and Pass SB 1400. Students, like Mariana Castro, a 19-year-old UF interdisciplinary studies neurobiological science freshman who attended the sit-in, are outraged by Gaetzs inaction. Weve gotten this far, she said, calling the move cowardly. But supporters have found a workaround with Sen. Jack Latvala, a sponsor of the bill, who they say intends to attach SB 1400 as an amendment to other education bills that the appropriations committee intends to hear. Students for a Democratic Society lead organizer Chrisley Carpio said she thanks Latvala for being outspoken even (in the) face of opposition from his own party.Students hold sit-in to demand tuition equity PET S, from page 1100 tenants received notesAEPi, Theta Chi often pickedwithin certain fraternities. Past articles in the Gainesville Sun (2010) and the Alligator (2005) drew similar conclusions. In both stories, SG Recent Alligator research revealed 22 of the past 25 Accent chairmen have been members of UFs Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter. The recommended 2014-2015 candidate, Corey Flayman, is also in AEPi, according to his application. UF Theta Chis website says 10 brothers have been SGP chairmen, and Alligator reTheta Chi brother has led the agency. An exception was in 2011-2012, when there were two chairmen one was in Theta Chi, and the other was in Phi Delta Theta. This year, two students have been recommended as co-chairs for SGP: Theta Chi brother Bradley Wheeler and Tau Epsilon Pi brother Jonathan Schonfeld. Grasso said the board does not look at house candidates experience and ideas. For Accent, there was only one applicant, he said. You cant base allegations on the applicant pool if the only applicant is AEPi. Grasso said the positions were well-advertised and open to all students. Overall, six positions were left open. Senate President Pro-Tempore Joseph Michaels said some, like the Innovation Academy cabinet director and technology executive secretary, had no applicants. For other vacant positions, Michaels said the board kept the spots SENA TE, from page 1LOC AL My life is f*****. I had too many Mimosas at lunch. I didnt realize I was intoxicated.Cody Creagan, in an arrest reportUF student

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KELLY VOLLMERAlligator Contributing WriterTwo serious attacks and an unprecedented rise in the animals population have caused a recent bear scare among Floridians. The bears that mauled Terri Frana in Lake Mary on April 14 and Susan Chalfant in Longwood on Dec. 2 raised questions and debate about the potential danger of bears in other populated areas such as Gainesville. Last month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission held a public meeting at Gainesville City Hall to discuss future management of Floridas largest land mammal. The Florida black bears swelling numbers moved it off the states threatened species list in 2012. Since then, its population has continued to rise along with sightings. Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker said because Floridas bear population and human population are both increasing, the chance of an encounter is higher. Were not talking about Disney animals here, she said. Were talking about wildlife that can hurt you. Parker said they get more calls to the wildlife alert hotline during the spring when mating season causes the animals to roam. Were coming across these bears ... that are showing some disconcerting behaviors, she said. (Theyre) coming right up to people like Hey give me a ham sandwich. Since the most recent attack, the commission has killed seven black bears they deemed as habitualized, meaning the animals have lost their fear of humans. Some Floridians cant bear it anymore. People are asking the commission to move bears away from neighborhoods instead of killing them, according to a web petition written by Mark Marhon Jr. of Groveland, Fla., and electronically signed by about 1,000 supporters. Unfairly baiting and exterminating bears is animal cruelty with the petition. Samantha Wisely, a UF wildlife ecology and conservation professor, said she has seen years of research prove that relocating problem bears does nothing but relocate the problem. The bears will either travel long distances back to the known food hood to hassle for a handout. If you have a bear behave in a bad way, it has to be euthanized. she said, Thats why a fed bear is a dead bear. With the recent bear increase, Floridians are starting to become more aware of the issue. In Gainesville, a bear was found roaming the Kirkwood subdivision last year, according to Alligator archives. Parker said the incident did not end in harm to either party because the commission educated the neighborhood. It did work, and it was because of the communitys effort, Parker said. And thats what we like to see. TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Courtesy to the Alligator A meeting was held in March at Gainesville City Hall by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which provided this photo, to discuss black bears. The bear population is growing across the state. Bear sightings, attacks raise safety questions and discussionCAMPUS HAILEY GERHARDAlligator Contributing WriterA music video made by a UF student has gone viral, resulting in malicious personal attacks. Kira Silverman, a 20-year-old UF psychology and English sophomore, starred in a parody to the beat of Lordes Royals about the rivalry between UF and Florida State University. The music video is a satire of the entire rivalry in general, Silverman wrote in an email. She said the video, which has received more than 150,000 views since it was posted on April 11, was created to promote Generation Sketch Comedys show this semester. An FSU student posted a response video Saturday, titled FSU Loyals. At press time, it had about 17,000 views. This was not intended to be a serious jab at FSU, Silverman said. It was a basic song that we thought would appeal to our friends and other students in order to draw them to our show. Silverman said she wrote the song in about 10 minutes after someone at the Generation Sketch Comedy rehearsals mentioned that the organization hadnt created anything about the UF/FSU rivalry in a while. In the video, Silverman is seen dancing on campus and singing the lyrics she wrote to Lordes tune. It seemed like she was focused on Gatorade, like that is all there is to be proud of, said Shelby Beauchamp, a 19-year-old FSU family and child sciences sophomore. Among what she referred to as the most basic elements of the rivalry, Silverman juxtaposed the universities colors, chants, girls and soda brands. said people are even talking about the parody in Orlando. I think if she had a little more peer review it wouldve been a better idea, Ruben said. I hope it doesnt hurt her. She seems harmless. Silverman said most of the negative responses have been less about the video and song and more personal attacks on (her) appearance and talent. She said she hasnt been responding to the vicious attacks in any other way than thanking people for their views and shares.UF/FSU rivalry video goes viral, receives negative attention PARISLEAF WON AN AWARD FOR ITS GREENPEACE WORK. MONIQUE HERNANDEZAlligator Contributing WriterA local business is celebrating Earth Day with a large contribution. Parisleaf, a local Gainesville design and printing based agroforestry charity called Trees for the Future. Parisleaf online community manager Jen Coleman said the business chose to donate to the charity because it plants fruit-bearing trees in low resource areas that suffer from deforestation and unsustainable agricultural systems. Parisleaf recently won an American Advertising award for working with its client, Greenpeace a non-governmental environmental organization. Coleman said the company donated the trees after receiving the award as a way to celebrate the achievement. Maria Espinosa, a 20-year-old UF public relations junior, said Earth Day is a day to celebrate natural resources. Its a way for us to appreciate what we have on Earth and realize there are ways to help conserve it, she said.Local design business donates 1,000 trees IT TRACKS YOUR BAC. CHRISTIAN COOPERAlligator Contributing WriterA new iPhone and Android application aims to slash buzzed driving among college students. Watch Your BAC is a free mobile app that helps track blood alcohol content. Users input their information to calculate their BAC or the time it will take to sober up. Min Salkin, the spokeswoman for Type 2 Designs, the company that created the app, said friends can connect through each others phones to group chat, monitor each others alcohol levels and choose a designated driver. Users who use the app often and act as the designated driver frequently earn achievement noFor many students and young people of that they are making independent choices as adults, Salkin wrote in an email. We hope this app, used as a guideline, will help them make educated and informed choices. The app also comes loaded with phone numbers of local taxi companies. Dane Albr, a 21-year-old UF psychology senior, said he thought the app was a good idea but isnt sure if it will be always be effective. I just dont know if you can expect a drunk person to keep track of what they drink, he wrote in an email. Ultimately, if someone is too drunk to drive, they wont be able to use the app effectively.New BAC app creates local buzz We hope this app, used as a guideline, will help them make educated and informed choices.Min SalkinType 2 Designs spokeswoman If you have a bear behave in a bad way, it has to be euthanized. Thats why a fed bear is a dead bear.Samantha WiselyUF wildlife ecology and conservation professor

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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. Wanted: Summer 2014 columnists and cartoonistsSummer is coming, and you could spend it any old boring discovery. ated Carl Hiaasens, Maureen Dowds or Dave Barrys to inform, litical persuasion conservative, liberal, libertarian, socialist, ties, not ideologies. would be like. local politics. 35 TOTAL VOTES12% YES 88% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Will the Depot Avenue construction affect you? Todays question: Have you ever driven while drunk? O uninvestigated. and was stressed and scared. How could a police department make a rape victim feel als not institutions are sacrosanct. ing abstract subjects of intellectual vice dispensed today is to grow bewilderment. individuals, not in groups. mity It loves not realities and creators, but names and cusvalues social groups pretend to possess. Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His columns appear on Tuesdays. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar Khanopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7When I was getting ready to go to college four years ago, I thought credits, I could have my degree in less in my room at Graham Hall with my life Four years later, I realize that college And while half of me wants how wide your smile is at the end of the leges all over the country and studied Over everything, it taught me that you has different circumstances, and no one is Justin Jones is a UF journalism senior. His columns appeared on Thursdays this semester. Senior reality check: College is like walking upstairs in the darkColumn Justin Jonesopinions@alligator.org I and wealthy interests exert a sentially ceased to exist at the federal level of According to a study from the University of have allowed wealthy interests to exert even votes are what ultimately determine the winner of any election, not the tends to give more extensive and In addition, those who raise money from wealthy interests have a massive advantage in Although votes still determine the winners of elections, the choices voters have are severely minimum wage, taxes and health care generally For ordinary Americans to wrest control of their government from the wealthy elites, continue to favor the interests of their wealthy Elliot Levy is a UF political science and public relations junior. His columns usually appear on Wednesdays. American democracy threatened Guest columnI che, These last four During my four years at UF, I lived through most wonderful times I would write stories for school motions until I covered Dance a heart condition and was treated moment in my college career, and I to the emotional, stressed out, editorial decisions and ethics, the greet me at the door at midnight, the shifts that often last until 1 news and even the So, why the hell would anyone Eleni Kouvatsos is a graduating public relations senior and copy desk chief at the Alligator.Comma nightmares, caffeine and love: Copy desk chief says goodbyeColumn Elliot Levyopinions@alligator.org Eleni Kouvatsosopinions@alligator.org

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8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffGame OnAlex Segers, a 26-year-old UF visual arts and sciences student, and Hohyun Jeon, a 21-year-old UF computer science and engineering junior, show off their game Hysteria to UF computer engineering junior Nick Evans. GRIFFIN HORVATHAlligator Contributing WriterA UF alumnus ascended to the next level in a contest offering rising entrepreneurs a chance to climb Mount Kilimanjaro this June. The contest is hosted by The Summit, a conference in Dublin that brings technology leaders, entrepreneurs and investors together. Five participants will be chosen to climb the mountain with business leaders and innovators in a that brings safe drinking water to developing nations, to raise awareness for its cause. David Flores, who earned his masters in entrepreneurship from UF in 2013, wants to win to get to know these amazing guys who are movers and shakers at a global level. Flores submitted a video to earn a spot among the top 50 contestants. Those selected will meet a panel of judges in The Summit Kilimanjaro Peoples Choice Final, where the The 29-year-old Santa Fe College profesHe founded Onward Development, a consulting company, and is an ambassador and web curator for the Gainesville Area Innovation Network, which establishes communications among startup companies. David is one of those startup superstars, said Isabell Springer, founder of Drivers Ed for Love, a relationship education organization. She said Flores was helping her compose a business pitch when he received the email noHe was just thrilled, she said. Lee May, executive director of the Gainesville Area Innovation Network, said Flores is a respected member of her organization. May, who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro about 15 years ago, said she would advise him to take his altitude-sickness medication when he makes the trek on the infamous mountain. I call it Kill-A-Man-Dead-O, she said, because it was brutal. May said she suffered from altitude sickness during her climb, and an inspirational Sherpa helped maintain her spirit. In order to encourage me further, he started to sing me Rock of Ages, in Swahili, and it just boomed through the mountain tops, she said. It gives me shivers just to think about it. May said she hopes Flores has the opportunity to also experience this adventure.UF alumnus in competition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro SHES IN JAIL NOW. JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a local homeless woman Sunday evening after she beat a man with a dog leash then dumped beer on another womans head. old Alicia Chavez on charges of simple battery, resisting an nication to law enforcement, according to an arrest report. At about 5 p.m., Chavez grabbed a leash with a metal hook on the end at Southeast 11th Avenue and swung it toward a man, hitting him three times. The leash gave the man a large knot behind his left ear, according to the report. When a woman told Chavez she was going to call 911, Chavez slammed the womans phone to the ground, took the beer the woman was holding out of her hand and poured it on her head. to remain at the scene, and she placed Chavez in handcuffs and told her to sit down, but she refused. They then had to restrain her with a rip hobble and place her in the back of the police car, where she continued kicking. jail, where she remained in lieu of a $10,000 bond.Woman arrested after leash attack, beer dumpLOC AL BRANDOM KRUMINSAlligator Contributing WriterLocal roadwork conducted by the City of Gainesvilles Public Works department is affecting nearby businesses. The resurfacing project began in February and will last until September. Its taking place at the intersection of Archer Road and Southwest 16th Avenue and at Southwest 13th Street and Southwest 16th Avenue. The project will cost about $1.8 million and was funded by the UF Campus Development Agreement, Regional Transit System spokesman Chip Skinner wrote in an email. Brijesh Patel, store manager of Sai Kwik Stop, located at 1201 SW 16th Ave., said he noticed a difference in business the day construction began and hopes the work will be pull in (to the shop), he said. ... They didnt give us a notice or anything. Project Manager Reid Rivers said he didnt expect any inconveniences to businesses in the area. Most of the roadwork is near vacant buildings. The work is being done to improve safety and the capacity of the roadway, he said. Rivers said the project will include the removal of current on-street parking, the addition of bike lanes, the replacement of two span-wire signals with mast-arm signals, roadway resurfacing and turn-lane enhancements from northbound Southwest 13th Street onto Southwest 16th Avenue. We are only working on the median between Steak n Shake and CVS, he said, so it should be minimal. For some businesses, the construction may be helping. Business has picked up a little bit, believe it or not, said Rasheed Khalif Barker, a server at Steak n Shake at 1610 SW 13th St. Rivers said although the work will require pacts will be allowed during major holidays, UF home football games or times when heavy Archer, 13th Street roadwork impacting local businesses ITS KITTEN SEASON. CHELSEA SMITHAlligator Contributing WriterTo celebrate kitten season, the Alachua County Humane Society is p.m. Sunday at the shelter, 4205 NW Sixth St. ua County animal shelters from late spring until the end of summer. It is known as kitten season because its when outdoor cats begin reproducing at extraordinary rates. Humane society adoption and foster coordinator Chrissy Sedgley said the shelter received four litters of kittens two weeks ago, according to the humane society. Its going to keep increasing more and more, Sedgley said. homes for stray kittens. Sedgley said the shelter relies on its foster network to wean abandoned kittens so they are healthy enough to eventually be adopted. Its pretty intensive, Sedgley said. They have to be fed every two hours. Its around-the-clock work. Berenice Jaramillo, 34, of Sarasota, said she fostered two kittens from the humane society when she attended UF seven years ago. She rescued another cat from the same shelter three years later a male brown tabby named Proton. Ive rescued all of my pets from animal shelters, she said. There are too many that need good homes.County humane society to host kitten shower on SundayThe climb will happen in June The work is being done to improve safety and the capacity of the roadway.Reid Riversproject manager I call it Kill-A-Man-Dead-O because it was brutal.Lee Mayexecutive director of the Gainesville Area Innovation Network Its going to keep increasing more and more.Chrissy SedgleyHumane Society adoption and foster coordinator

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BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.orgIndependently, Bertrhude Albert and Priscilla Zelaya energize classrooms. As a pair, theyre re-charging a nations teachers and illuminating the future for their students. Projects for Haiti, during their junior year at UF after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. For them, making a difference through donations only was not enough to help Alberts country. Albert, a graduate student in Latin American studies, and Zelaya, a UF alumnus, are now inspiring Haitian teachers to make a difference one student at a time. The two decided to start a teachers conference in Haiti for 60 Haitian teachers through the project, and this June it will be hosting its third conference with more than six times as many educators about 405. Zelaya, 25, said it will be the largest teacher conference in Haiti. They are the keys to unlocking the doors to success for their students, she said. They are the ones leading the future presidents. It starts with them. About 17 U.S. teachers will travel with the Projects for Haiti team to host the conference. The four-day event features training sessions, keynote speakers and workshops on topics like special-needs education. Donald DeVito, a special education teacher at the Sidney Lanier Center, will be providing trainings on inclusion during the conference. Thanks to the Projects for Haiti conference, he said, he will be able to inform more teachers on the importance of special education. Projects for Haiti isnt a one-time thing, he said. Its something that is being built consistently and effectively over time to where you will have real change. Albert and Zelayas idea has motivated Haitian teachers to create similar conferences for each other. After attending the formed a teachers association to network and collaborate with teachers in different BlackBerry phones to the teachers in the association to help them stay connected, Albert said. To foster more collaboration, the duo also created Teachers Affecting the Globe to connect Gainesville and Haitian teachers. in Haiti. Its also spreading its mission throughout Gainesville. Through its 10K Connected initiative, the project is reaching out to Gainesville students. With 50-minute interactive presentations, Albert and Zelaya hope to connect 10,000 local students to Haiti. Since October, the pair has given presentations on social justice advocacy, international development and poverty to more than 2,000 students. Albert said their goal is not for students to fall in love with Haiti, but for them to realize that there is a problem they can be the solution to. Age shouldnt determine whether a person is socially aware, Albert, 23, said. Zelayas own students are learning about Haiti, too. Zelaya teaches second grade at Joseph Williams Elementary in her classroom and incorporates as much culture as she can into her lessons. Zelaya said working with the Haitian teachers made her more creative with her teaching. During one conference, a teacher demonstrated an alternative method of teaching math by using rocks. Some of the teachers in Haiti go months without getting paid, and theyre still at their job every single day with the same passion and love for their students, she said. Before Projects for Haiti spreads outside of Gainesville and Haiti to Zelayas country of Nicaragua, Albert said they need to their 10,000-student goal. With their energy and hope for Haiti, expansion doesnt seem too far down the road for the two best friends who live, laugh and work together. Petit petit, loiseau fait son nid, they recited in unison. Little by little, the bird makes its nest. TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Courtesy to the AlligatorPictured are 135 teachers from the conference held by Projects for Haiti. The event helps them network and improve teaching skills through workshops and training exercises. This years event will host about 400 educators

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. SS & VA ARE WELCOME!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 8-18-25-1 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 5-15-14-61-1 Furnished 2BR/2BA condo in Haile Plantation. Washer, dryer, front garden, back porch $1100 + utilities/month. Call 352-3788710 2-72-14-5-1 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 2/2 in 3/3 Windsor Park. 2nd floor, washer/ dryer and other appl. 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Quiet w/ 3 males + 1 cat near UF Midtown, 13th/8th area easy Bus, Bike routes. ROOM@COX.NET / (352) 3381113 4-23-3-1 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 8-18-14-25-2 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. 8-18-1425-2 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. Off-street parking. 1 year lease. From Aug 16th. $1680/mo. + $600 sec. To see call 352359-1508 5-13-15-22-2 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 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 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 5-13-14-13-2 HIDDEN LAKE LARGE 3/3 over 1300 SQ.FT. Cable/Internet, W/D & TV incl. REDUCED to $999! All MOVE IN FEES WAIVED! Only 3 LEFT! 1015 NW 21st Ave. 352-374-3866 www.hiddenlaketcc.com 4-23-14-12-2 4-7 Bdrm houses available July/Aug. Great for UF and Sante Fe. Ask about our family discounts!! Interested? Call Eric Manin at 352-682-7424 5-29-15-2 May or August: Several Cute & Clean 1 & 2 BR vintage apartments near UF & down town, with wood floors, fans, & blinds. Rents: $455 to $1080. Call/text: 352-575-4395; www.CozyGator.com 5-20-14-12-2 $99 MOVE IN SPECIAL 1, 2, 3 & 4Bdr Market Units 1-year lease. Appliances, Carpet & Tile included. 3101 NE 15 Street Gainesville, FL Call 352-378-9135 today. Applicants Must Qualify. 4-23-5-2 $400/rm ALL INCLUSIVE UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST 2 Christian males looking for 2 like-minded students. Call/Text Eric 352-682-7424 6-10-14-2 6 Bedroom Compound Near UF.2 Houses (3/1,3/2) and Warehouse located on huge fenced property. HOT TUB, LAUNDRY, SPACE, PRIVACY!! Nothing like it around! $3750 Available August 1. 612229-4138 flyingstartproperties@gmail.com 5-13-14-5-2 WATERFRONT CONDO ON 320 ACRE LAKE VIDEO TOUR ***Video Link***: www.tinyurl.com/lakefrontcondo 1mi To UF & SHANDS GAINESVILLE'S BEST KEPT SECRET Unfurnished 1450 sq ft 2BR 2BA Is sanctuary to college professionals and students. You can push yourself to your limits and stay sane w/ wall to wall and floor to ceiling glass facing sunsets across a mile of open water. Open your doors to breezes, and use the pool & BBQ under live oaks. $1,095/month Available August 1st. Contact: John Livingston 352-262-9058 email: johntlivingston@gmail.com 5-1314-3-2 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/classifiedSingle 1/1 at The Estates summer sublease 20ft from 3 RTS bus lines Furnished All Utilities included check website $929/month price negotiable with in reason 386-867-1106 4-22-14-4-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Bedrooms for rent in updated 3/2 condo. Clean, quiet, on bus route. Washer/dryer in unit, pool, workout room, tennis courts. Master bedroom $425/mo, other $375/mo. (727)455-4204 4-22-14-5-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-23-72-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 can deliver. 8-18-14-25-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 8-18-14-25-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 8-18-14-25-6 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. 8-18-25-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 8-18-25-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-18-14-25-6 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 4-2314-72-10HORSES & GOATSFOR SALE Charlie 352-278-1925 4-23-72-10

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ALLIGATOR 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 engineer ing and economic upheavals. Will we cope? WONDERS AND TRAGEDIES is a novel by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 4-22-14-20-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. 8-18-14-25-11 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 8-18-14-25-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 8-18-14-25-11 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 8-1814-25-11 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 8-18-14-25-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 8-18-14-25-11 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 8-18-25-12 96 Olds Achieva $1000 95 Ford Explorer $1500 92 Toyota Camry $1999 91 Chevy Caprice $1300 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 00 Dodge Intrepid $1500 99 Infiniti $799 01 Ford Taurus $1900 97 Dodge Van $900 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 97 Blazer $2999 00 Jeep Cherokee $1999 99 Nissan Sentra $2999 96 Pontiac Bonneville $1500 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES $0 DOWN!!! 3 MONTHS TO PAY TRANSACTION FEES!!!!! 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN NO CREDIT CHECK!!! NO EMPLOYMENT CHECK 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK!! 6 MONTHS TO PAY DOWN PAYMENT!!! 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO RENTALS ALL VEHICLES 2014 3630 N. MAIN STREET www.carrentalsunrise.com 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Steve 352-771-6191 4-23-14-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO RENTAL EASY TO RENT!!! NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED! www.carrentalsunrise.com 352-375-9090 4-23-31-12 HEADLINERS SAGGING? POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? Call or google Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973. On site available. 4-23-3112 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 4-23-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 8-18-25-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact 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 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 5-13-14-72-13 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. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-23-1472-14 SBSG is a financial transcription company offering part-time work. Create your own schedule Competitive Production-Based Pay Close to campus! Must be able to touch-type 65wpm Apply Online: www.sbsgrp.com 12-3-14151-14 DOMINO"S HIRING Delivery Experts & Assistant Managers & Future Managers. Drivers earn between $14$17 per hour. GMs earn 40K-50K+. Apply at gatordominos.com 4-23-14-70-14 Summer Jobs $2400 for 8 weeks Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs male and female camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 9th August 2nd. Please contact Krys Ragland at 352 455-4267 or Krys@feyc.org. 4-23-1464-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Luisa Rios-Avila at 392-1991 Ext 266. 4-23-14-45-14

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Sammi Burgess is helping lead UF lacrosses offense after choosing the Gators. Read the story on page 14.Tennessee hires new hoops coachCBSSports.com reported Monday that the Volunteers hired Southern Mississippi head coach Donnie Tyndall to the same position at UT. the Honda Award, which is given to the top female athlete in each of the 12 NCAA sanctioned womens sports. Sloan won the award in 2013. ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa Fresh off the plane from Birmingham, Ala., Florida gymnastics coach Rhonda of the 2014 season on Monday morning. al title with Oklahoma, she had a clear message to deliver. UF a share of the title. and the rest of the team were happy to share this season was maintaining health. lenge in managing the health of the athletes, Faehn said. Knowing from the very beginning of class, we had a smaller freshman class comwas season-ending for Kiersten Wang, who entire year, Faehn said. We were able to athletes coming back like Jamie Shisler comthe fall. against West Virginia on March 7, and she season with severe Achilles tendonitis. What if her Achilles tears? Faehn said. Rachel Crosby / Alligator Staff Gators focused on staying healthy during championship run ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer@adamDpincusBobby Poyner watched most of and hitting coach Brad Weitzel. He nings of relief. Its been 67 days since he toed the he left the weekend rotation on March Florida lineup changes helping team in win streakSOFTBALL JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Floridas bats are alive. Since its nine-game win streak began on by a score of 65-15 while posting a .341 batting average. end, Florida had a .400 clip at the plate with 36 More than anything, give the kids credit good swings, coach Tim Walton said following the series-ending contest. Stephanie Tofft, Kelsey Stewart had phenomenal weekends, so theres a lot of good weekends. Katie Medina had a really nice weekbody, a good team win. each of the Gators games against the Aggies while batting .700 and bringing in a team-best 10 RBIs, which earned T offt SEE GYM, P A GE 15 SEE SOFT, P A GE 15 SEE BASE, P A GE 15

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 GATORS IN THE NBA LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickIn the absence of Derrick Rose this season, Joakim Noah has The former Gators center is in season, Noah most in the Parsons drops 24 in defeat: Former UF center named NBA Defensive Player of the YearNoah

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the bullpen role that has him third on the team in innings pitched with 38.1. Poyner (3-3, 3.99) is just one roster move that has reaped dividends in Floridas (27-13, 12-6 Southeastern Conference) climb to No. 6 in the latest Baseball America poll. I had no idea. Things change. Roles change, Poyner said. Im enjoying relieving. Im having a great time. Its helping us, so its been good. Right-hander Karsten Whitson (1-0, 4.29), another pitcher who moved from the rotation to the bullpen, looks to extend Floridas six-game winning streak Tuesday night against Jacksonville (13-25, 7-10 Atlantic Sun Conference) when he makes his April 1. Whitson hasnt pitched as well as expected 40 games into his fourth season with UF, but the emergence of right-hander Aaron Rhodes (4-2, 2.51) has given the Gators a long reliever and now-consistent Saturday starter. Freshman Friday-night starter Logan Shore (4-2, 1.83) and Rhodes make for an unlikely one-two punch at the top of Floridas rotation. Shore entered the season as a talented signee from Coon Rapids, Minn., who hadnt thrown a collegiate pitch. Rhodes began 2014 as an unknown to those outside the team after tossing just 18.1 innings a year ago. The rotation stability coupled with a steady bullpen led by Poyner has coinof the season due to a suspension stemming from a scooter accident before the season began. tried two in the past 20 games, with Bader manning the third spot day in and day Getting him back is huge. You cant replace such a good player on and off the third baseman John Sternagel said of Bader. Sternagel has taken hold of Floridas start at third base on March 25 in the Florida-Florida State matchup in Jacksonville. tripled that in the month since. As Poyner said, roles change. Those A steady stream of winning has resulted, including a 10-3 win on Sunday that showed theres no letting up from the Gators no matter how well theyre playing. Florida took two games from Georgia on Saturday in a day-night doubleheader. We talked about it [Sunday] mornwith just two wins. Georgia is a very good team, OSullivan said. They werent going to give up. They werent going to quit. They were going to come out ready to go and they did. TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffBriana Little bats during Floridas 8-0 win against Indiana on Feb. 22 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Little has six RBIs since April 11. Bobby Poyner pitches during Floridas 3-2 victory against Georgia on Saturday at McKethan Stadium. Poyner has a 3.99 ERA in 19 appearances in 2014. Left-hander excelling in bullpen role since leaving rotation BASE, from page 13Little has a .471 batting average since returning to starting orderWeek award on Monday. For the season, the Lincoln, Calif., native has a .326 clip at the plate, nine home runs and a teambest 51 RBIs the fourth-best mark in the SEC. Stewart continued to showcase her offensive prowess that has been evident all season. Against TAMU, the sophomore second baseman went 9 for 11 at the plate while hitting a home run and two Stewart is tied with Texas A&Ms Emily Albus with an SECleading 69 hits. The Wichita, Kan., native also has top-10 conference marks in batting average (seventh, .416), doubles (tied for fourth, 12), len bases (fourth, 24). But of Floridas strong showings on offense, Medinas was probably the most eye-popping. The shortstop, a sub-.250 batter through against the Aggies and hit a grand the seventh of the season for the Gators during UFs 17-4 win on Saturday. Following the series, Medina has career-best marks in batting average (.268), slugging percentage (.357) and on-base percentage (.359). Little becoming regular starter: After being used sparingly to start is seeing more time in the starting lineup as the regular season winds down. The Middleburg native started after starting only seven of UFs Little, a veteran who started has proven to be a valuable asset for the Gators as of late. In her 12 starts this season, which includes four contests against top-25 teams, Florida is undefeated. Since returning to the starting lineup on April 11, Little has a .471 runs. She paces the Gators with a .517 on-base percentage while batting .364 on the year. Notes: After sweeping Texas A&M, Walton now has 600 career wins as a head coach. After going 123-64 in his three years at Wichita State to start his career, Waltons record in nine years at UF is 477-110. Junior Lauren Texas A&M this weekend. Prior to the series, the Peoria, Ariz., native had not recorded a home run since UFs 10-2 win against LSU home runs on the season, tying her with Auburns Branndi Melero for the fourth-most in the SEC. After its powerhouse performance this weekend, Florida now holds the top spot in the conference in on-base percentage with a .441 mark. UF also leads the SEC with 245 walks. SOFT, from page 13Florida will lose three members of title squad to graduationIn her sophomore year, Spicer had consistently competed on beam while only competing on vault twice. As a freshman she competed in all but two meets on both vault and beam. She hadnt year, since 2012. Regular members of almost all event lineups, Mackenzie Caquatto and Alaina Johnson have tastChampionship. careers, winning back-to-back national titles, Faehn said. Especially with as many injuries that theyve had to deal with throughout their careers. Florida will return all but three members of its current roster for the 2015 season. Of course its always taking a step back and reevaluating what well lose and what well gain, Faehn said. And restructuring lineups and coming up with all new routines. Itll be exciting. Faehn is now familiar with managing high expectations and pressure put on her team to repeat national titles. She has her plan ready now that shes heading into her 13th season coaching at UF. Start all over again, Faehn said. Thats the best part. GYM, from page 13 Rhonda Faehn John Sternagel

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16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 BURGESS IS SECOND IN SCORING. EDEN OTERO Alligator Writer@edenotero_l Just close your eyes and tell me where you are. I want to be a Florida Gator. It was that simple. Two seconds and Sammi Burgess knew. Sitting on the phone with her mother, stressed and nervous about where she was meant to be, Burgess made the biggest decision of her life by just closing her eyes and taking a few deep breaths. She saw it. The school. The team. And the sunshine. Everything Burgess wanted needed she found at Florida. If you asked her when she knew she would be going to Florida, she would tell you in that moment on the phone with her mother not when she visited the school at only 16 years old, but when she closed her eyes and saw Donald R. Dizney Stadium as the only place she wanted to play. UF was not new to Burgess. She began going to Florida football games with her stepfather, Scott Bentkowski, when she was 7 years old, which became a regular bonding experience for the two. My stepdad has always liked Florida, Burgess said. We started watching the football games when I was in fourth grade and I was like, I want to go there. But they never had a team. Burgess stepfather became Sammis mentor as she continued into club lacrosse. Bentkowski was a lacrosse player in college, playing for Salisbury a university in Maryland. Their love for lacrosse ultimately bonded them, and Bentkowski began coaching Burgess when she became a player for the Maryland Sky Walkers, a local club team. It was with the Sky Walkers that Burgess was discovered by McDonogh School womens lacrosse coach Chris Robinson. Robinson position. Before that, she had mostly played defense. At McDonogh, Burgess was part of a team that won 91 straight games while she was in high school. After two years of being offered spots on teams all across the country including her hometown Terrapins she narrowed down her options to Northwestern, Maryland and Florida. Northwestern fought hard for Burgess, who was a top recruit in the 2014 recruiting class and an Under Armour All-American First-Team selection. But most importantly, coaches were drawn to Burgess because of her Her parents, high school coach and even UF coach Amanda OLeary have described her as her own biggest critic. But her perfectionism is what helped make her the rough and tough player she is, Robinson said. high school game. Their senior year championship game, they were down in the second half, said Burgess mother, Michelle Bentkowski. They had won it every year, they won every game in high school. I was on the sidelines saying, Were not done here, were not done. Northwestern, one of Floridas biggest rivals in the American Lacrosse Conference, saw the same talent Michelle Bentkowski saw. The school knew Burgess impact as a leader, an offensive weapon and momentum builder was undeniable she had proven it Hill, Md., native could bring more than just points to a team, and thats what made her a top recruit. But Northwestern was not where Burgess saw herself. Her decision to decline the Wildcats invitation to join the team came on her back to Maryland, she turned to her mother and said Northwestern was not where she wanted to go. She looked at me and said, I just cant go to school at Northwestern, and I said, OK. Its your decision, its always been your decision, Michelle Bentkowski said. She just said, Its nothing against the coaches. Its a for me. When we went to visit Florida, we all were impressed. I looked at Scott as the nonathlete of the family and said I know why any athlete would want to come here. For Burgess, it all came down to what school provided the best education and athletics program. Floridas weather was just a bonus for the freshman. I wanted to play somewhere that was in ing really compares to Florida, Burgess said. Its just the whole package. I dont think anything compares to here. When Burgess made her decision and said goodbye to the friends and teammates she had played with for four years, she started a new chapter in her life. One that her mother believes will result in a national championship title for Floridas lacrosse program. Everyone thought this was going to be a rebuilding year, Michelle Bentkowski said. Im going to tell you, its not rebuilding. They want to win. They want to bring a national title to Florida. Floridas freshmen, Burgess and 10 other top-notch recruits have been referred to as Stage 2 in the lacrosse program, which lost its talented inaugural class after the 2013 season. But Scott Bentkowski believes otherwise. They arent rebuilding, he said. Theyre just reloading. Burgeoning star: Freshman attacker helps UF reload roster William A. England / Alligator StaffSammi Burgess (2) drives to the net during Floridas 21-5 win against Jacksonville on Feb. 12 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Burgess chose UF over several different schools.