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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 Santa Fe College LGBTQ rule rule up for approval againThe colleges Career Service Council rejected it twice, pg 9. UF alumna porn star takes stage name from UF professorClay Calvert taught Casey Calvert law, pg 15. Turlington Plaza preacher shares word of God, his lifeJunior has preached to Gators for 32 years, pg 5. Karsten Whitson pitched well in Floridas 3-1 home loss to Jacksonville on Tuesday. Read the story on page 27. 85 /61 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 23 CROSSWORD 25 SPORTS 27VOLUME 108 ISSUE 143 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 Kristi Camara / Alligator Baby Bill Nyes KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterA UF student alleges that a case she and her parents were involved in was mishandled, and shes turned to YouTube to tell her story. Hope Stevens, a UF agricultural operations management freshman, posted a video Tuesday night regarding an incident that happened at her familys her Buckman dorm room, she said her case was minimized by the Alachua the force. Stevens, 19, said it all started when she went to her parents home in the 400 block of Southwest 117th Street. They were meeting to talk about school. She told her parents that classes werent going well, and maybe UF wasnt the path for her. In the video, she chokes up and begins sobbing as she tells her story. Stevens said her parents told her she needed to talk to a counselor, and she agreed. But she realized her parents wouldnt let her go back to her dorm room. She said she felt trapped and wanted to leave. After calling a friend to pick her up and walking toward the door, Stevens said her father grabbed her wrist, took her phone and yelled, No, youre not going anywhere. Her mother called 911 and told dispatch that her daughter was suicidal. Her mom stood in the way, and Stevens tried to get around her. Thats LAUREN TRONCOSOAlligator Contributing WriterNoel Thomas hasnt seen his family since Christmas Day. Before that, June. Instead, the 20-year-old UF mechanical engineering junior dedicates his free time preparing for Formula SAE Michigan, part of an annual competition series in which 120 collegiate automotive engineering teams showcase a single-seat, formula-style race car made from scratch at the Michigan International Speedway starting May 14. Theres honestly nothing else like this program that gives that kind of experience, said Thomas, UF Society of Automotive Engineers co-captain. Only about 20 of the most dedicated members of the team, nicknamed Gator Motorsports, will make the 17hour drive to Brooklyn, Mich., on May 5 to test the 430gagements for. Itll be unveiled 5:30 p.m. Friday at the New Engineering Building Rotunda. The competitors goal is to design, create and test a car try volunteers will judge prototypes in areas like acceleraTeam member Sean Niemi, a 26-year-old UF mechanical engineering graduate student, said the competition is like rolling dice. All it takes is one loose stud, and your car wont start back up again, he said, and that could make or break your competition. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Design and Manufacturing Lab since last years competition. Its nonstop, Thomas said. Although the race car has been functional since the start of Spring Break, Thomas said the team has been working during the competition is about 50 percent, he said, so the team prioritizes testing while there is still room for error. Thomas isnt worried, though. The team settled on a plan two years ago: First, they aimed to place in the top 20. Check. The following years goal was top 10. Done. Now, JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff WriterIn light of a series of thefts on campus, University Police is advising students to keep an eye on their Electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and cellphones are being targeted, UPD spokesman Maj. ticed the series in March, but UPD has no suspects at this point. These thefts have predominantly been thefts of opportunity with individuals who have left personal belongings unattended, he said. Several on-campus buildings have been affected, including Marston Science Library, the Computer Science Engineering Building and Library West. UF history senior Skye Schmelzer said shes at Library West every day and never heard about the thefts. The 21-year-old said shes always with a friend or asks someone to watch her stuff. UPD released a safety notice regarding the thefts on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon. The department advises students to register their electronic devices with the department. Also, the post recommended installing a Front Door laptop security system to help disable a laptop if it is stolen, the release states. UPD encourages everyone to report suspicious persons or activity by calling 352-392-1111.SEE OFFICER, PAGE 4 Brad BarberCAMPUSVideo alleges mishandlingStevens

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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 88/64 SUNNY 86/61 SUNNY 85/61 RAIN 84/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 85/61 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 143 NChrone@ufl.edu. Also, sign the petition on Change.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.Bieber seeks delay in DUI trial MIAMI Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of drivarrest and driving with an expired license. The 20-year-old pop singers saying they need more time to prepare their case. Biebers trial is set for May 5 in Miami. The motion says prosecutors do not oppose a delay. A scheduling hearing is set for Wednesday. Bieber was arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police described as an illegal street drag race. He wasnt charged with drag racing. Alcohol breath tests found Biebers level below the 0.02 limit for underage drivers. Urine tests showed the presence of marijuana and an anti-anxiety drug in his system. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWHATS HAPPENINGSpring Greening Green your spring cleaning at Sustainable UFs annual Collection Day today 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. 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 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 today at 3 p.m. in Smathers Library, Room 100. For more information, see cms. uflib.ufl.edu/authorsuf. ITA3500 Students Present: A Night with Pirandello Interested in Italian language, culture and theater? Join the students of ITA3500 as they bring to life three one-act plays by Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello. Students will be performing the plays La Morsa (The Vise), LAltro Figlio (The Other Son) and La Patente (The License) all in Italian, but with English subtitles. The event will take place on today in the Florida Gym, Room 220. Admission is free, but please arrive by 7:10 p.m. Social Hour at Beaty Towers Interested in hands-on internship and job opportunities? Want to network with students who are passionate about building their own business? Talk to an astrobiologist, a biotech entrepreneur, director for a nonprofit microfinance company in Tanzania, NASA evangelist and pet food delivery entrepreneur! See a real 3-D printer in action. Come out to our Pre-Startup Hour event at Beaty Commons from 6:15 to 7:20 p.m. on Thursday. 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 $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. Restoring Bambooville A group of students is working to present a formal proposal to the Lakes, Vegetation and Landscaping Committee as well as the Land Use and Facilities Planning Committee to bring back Bambooville. To help, find the Facebook page Restore Bambooville or contact Elliot Larkin at Larkin@ ufl.edu or Nick Chrone at Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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when, she said, her father kneed her in the back and slammed her head into the door and wall. She said she passed out. had her sit in the back of the patrol car for about a half an hour while he talked to her parents inside. Then he drove her to the end of the neighborhood to meet an ambulance. She said medical help should have been called immediately instead. a different picture. wrote that no battery occurred. Todd only restrained Hope because he believed she would hurt herself if he didnt keep her inside, according to the report. When he let go, she hesitated before purposely dropping herself on the ground and bumping her head on the tile. Hope laid on the ground silently initially in an attempt to appear that she was unconscious. When I called her bluff, Hope opened her eyes and began crying loudly again. The case is being handled as a domestic disin whether a crime occurred. Domestic violence incidents usually involve an arrest. try to restore the peace, provide whatever services are necessary and move on. Each disturbance is going to be different. This is the outcome the deputy deemed to be the best course Todd Stevens, a reserve deputy who was ing, declined to comment. Her mother declined to comment as well. Hope said she still thinks the handling of the case was unjust. My dad isnt being charged for grabbing me inappropriately, she said. and it will be investigated. 4, ALLIGATOR CRIME JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgmine if the department had any involvement gathering inforrifoy because marijuana smoke was coming out of the car he was in. When the deputy to the warrant. molly. ry and has no prior instances of failing to appear to court dates. enforcement and will waive his right to a speedy trial. about the motion and did not object, according to court docuinto the matter.UF football player Purifoys law run-in sparks GPD investigation OFFICER, from page 1Purifoy

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ZACHARY PETERSONAlligator Contributing Writer Hed said his morning prayers, assembled his plastic cross. Hed staked out his usual spot near the bus stop. Hed been spit at, and it wasnt even noon. Now, it was time for salvation. lington Plaza. Junior Lofton, 73, the crowd. two roads: one to Heaven, one to walking away. Junior wiped sweat from his brow. hes been pointing students to Christ because he wants them to avoid a path that nearly ruined his life. another student. Are you born Junior turned to someone else. No reply. What if you died before class ticular. Street preaching isnt easy. In January, a visiting preacher screamed for three hours. One student stood next to him holding a year-old student slapped him in the face. He smiles but never takes no for an answer. He hands out business compares anything red to a communist except his Bible. He reveres born to be a homosexual. Im not trying to win a popularWhen Junior was 3, his father, James, died from pneumonia, leavstood on the porch if you wanted ton worked seven days a week at restaurants, diners, a nearby military camp during World War II. She one-gallon bottles on campus. Cut. With his mother busy, Junior found trouble. dicted to alcohol. Because Alachua was a dry county during the 1950s, Junior said he and his friends spent their days learning where bootleggers dropped off moonshine, then stole from them at night. Instead of college, Junior did roof tiling. In the evenings, hed cruise around with buddies in sports cars, searching for pretty girls and drinking homebrew. Soon, Junior earned a reputation for boozing and womanizing. But alone, he wept. night terrors. He woke up panting, sweating through the sheets. Plaza. Junior leans on his cross. A short woman with thick, black hair stands years ago. Junior was teaching an adult Bible-studies class at Windsor Baptist thought she was beautiful and the thought spooked him. After class, he hopped in his pickup and prayed while speeding home. bie started dating. Her parents were uncomfortable. wasnt legally an adult. But they A few months later, they married misunderstood. Hes here preaching because Were not the kind of people who didnt know a single Bible verse. It bed after a night of heavy drinking. Sunlight leaked through the opened his eyes but couldnt sit up for fear of getting sick. His clock radio buzzed, and a Jesus can give you peace. If you dont have peace, he can give it to He groped for the off button, but when he tried to sit up, his skull throbbed. roads in life the broad and narpreacher asked. Junior didnt try to pretend. Nights were spent on booze and ing. He had recently split with his When a lover crawled into bed and started whispering in Juniors ear, the realization washed over him. He wanted a pure life with Jesus. He told her about his desire for tears forming in her huckleberryblue eyes. at the foot of the bed, cradling his head. and scrubbed himself clean. He was born again. Nearly 50 years since his conversion, Juniors skin is wrinkly and white. His voice is gravelly, as though someone wore it down with sandpaper. His muddy eyes sit behind golden-brown frames. Juniors still a handsome man. and his silver hair is combed to the right. His back hurts, but not enough prostate cancer he suffered from two years ago would have kept him away for good, but he beat it. Junior stayed optimistic after accepting Christ, but his struggles didnt end. his wife, according to Alachua er, Junior pled no contest to spouse and he was sentenced to seven days Otherwise, we wouldnt still be toHe said this is what happened: Alcohol wasnt involved. Conversation turned to argument. A cop was Junior said he only spent two was released. One afternoon on the plaza, he touch someones hand. If you do Service was about to start at the Church at Orange Heights. Women dumped out coolers and scraped off steeple. tending the Hawthorne-based minwalked into the sanctuary and sat alone in the back. Junior waved at a friend, shook a Junior pointed excitedly at the As the opening bars of AmazJunior rose slowly with the congregation. He sang to himself, hands clasped, eyes clenched. Voices thundered around him: In three decades street preaching When the congregation reached niors right hand shot up, waving side to side. His voice rose higher with the chorus of believers. utes from the church where they ing gate at the end of a country road. It has a front porch for Juniors crosses and a back porch for bird watching. stretches in all directions. A wooden playground sits next to the house. with a 15th on the way, and they visit often. Junior calls this wooded sanctucampus. But even here, the preacher tries to save souls. In early April, Junior hosted a were going to teach the boys to Six hanging targets were perched on a dirt mound by the backyard pond. out. A string of young boys lying on thers sat behind the smallest ones to help balance their shots. gets bobbed, struck. Wild bullets kicked up dirt. Junior sat under a canopy by the house, smiling. A teenager wearing glasses walked by. He doesnt have a faJunior called to the boy. How ing over his target. Junior examined the sheet, his eyes widening. he marveled. with his shooting. He promised both brothers they would all go hunting soon. ALLIGATOR, 5Alligator File PhotoJunior Lofton, a Christian preacher, talks to a group of pro-Israeli protesters and students. Lofton, 73, has been preaching to students for 32 years and typically visits Turlington Plaza three days a week. CAMPUSTurlington Plaza preacher shares word of God, his life

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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. 90 TOTAL VOTES51% YES 49% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Have you ever driven while drunk? No question today just a sincere thank you for reading. Im confused, and its the newspapers faultThere have been plenty of times in the past four years Ive woken up confused. 8 a.m. is never OK. when I somehow ended up safe in my bed. heels my professor convinced me were necessary only the s, I found myself. this: Find your happiness, yall. Ive spoken to a lot of people in the past four years what your mom did. some times. Because of the stupid headlines I wrote. Because of the stories I didnt want to cover. Because of the hours And most of all, because of the people. who accept me no matter how many times I meow at person. This is what I wish for you: Find a path that feels whether you should drown your sorrows in ice cream But its there. I promise. best. really the end. other way. And its this damn newspapers fault. Shayna Posses is a graduating UF journalism senior and the Alligators freelance editor.Sweat, tears and tacos: The editors storyI I feel warm. second obituary was published, the she tells me she loved the story so much she saved 30 copies. two accidental. Julia Glum is a graduating UF journalism senior and the editorin-chief of the Alligator. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Shayna Possessposses@alligator.org Julia Glumjglum@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 Ill probably never forget the Fourth of July last year: I was stuck on a pontoon boat under a bridge in a lightning storm. My family, best friends and I were soaked and freezing, but we sat huddled together and laughed hysterically. I think about that day a lot. After four and a half years, two schools, two majors and four jobs, college looks like a kaleidoscope in my rearview mirror. Its a collage of late nights, coffee, writing on deadline, tears, wondering how I was going to pull XYZ off and somehow pulling it off. College is hard. But what I saw on the boat that day, and what Ive come to realize during the last two years of working at the Alligator, is parts of life. And if doing journalism has taught me anything, it is to embrace the tension. During my last two years at UF while Ive been running around interviewing people and writing headlines and editing things, Ive come to look at life like one big story. As one of my favorite authors Donald Miller explained, writing a story and living tension, confrontation, uncertainty, climax, resolution. newsroom, or at least it is in ours. patchy Wi-Fi and bamboo-matted walls became the setting for a disorganized epic involving dozens of characters that stretched from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. every night. The resolution: getting the paper into the racks and into the hands of students. The climax: seeing someone absorbed in the pages at a bus stop. I traded all my free evenings and down time to be part of that story because although it was hard, it was worth it. Theres something inspiring about writing and giving it away for free. We all like resolution. We like happy endings. But I think the process along the way that gets us to the ending turns out to be the story after all. I dont remember how a lot of things in college resolved: the grades I got on assignments I stressed about, the way seemed so important at the time. But I do remember steps along the way. In my rearview mirror, I see the late nights in Library West when my best friend sounding disrespectful. I see midnight runs to Redbox in cowboy boots and gym clothes when my roommate and I ditched studying. I see the night two fellow editors decided to dye my hair red and gave me bangs using I see sweating and cheering at football games. But like I said, thats the view from my rearview mirror now. As I watch graduation approach over my I can tell its probably going to be messy. But thats nothing new. I cant predict how this next story is going to turn out, but I know the elements for a good story are there. healthy. So heres to good stories, UF: Tell them, and live them. Column Freshman-year me thought it was so cool that UF had a student-run newspaper. Freshman-year me wondered if I would ever write for it. Fast-forward three and a half years, and here I am, spending 30+ hours a week at the Alligator. How did I get here, and how is it over already? I started working at the Alligator last Spring as a copy editor. It was the most fun Id ever had working, and it was where I learned that this is what I want to do for a living. My last shift will also probably be a different kind of blur: involving a lot of tears and the feeling that graduation is really happening. This semester, my job involved a lot of uploading stories to the website, writing headlines that made you (or Google) want to read them and lateAs a soon-to-be grad and a journalism major, Im used to hearing the usual stress-inducing questions. Do you have anything lined up after graduation? Are you still a journalism major? Just because your degree is in journalism doesnt mean you have to do it for a living. I made my friends here, and I started my career here. UF gave me my education, but the Alligator shaped me as a journalist. There are things Ill really, really hysterically in our daily budget meetings, struggling to do simple math (even with a calculator) and driving home from work at 2 a.m., when its just me, Gainesville Police cars and taxis driving people home from Midtown. Ill miss going to Checkers after sit in the parking lot and unwind with my closest friends. (Really, this is our idea of a party.) Ill remember the craziest night of journalism Ive experienced, huddled over a writers computer screen, copy editing our front-page Tiffany Sessions story with three other editors on read, by the way. When and where else do you get the chance to make a newspaper every day and love nearly every minute of it? Sure, this 70s frat house building could use some new carpeting, chairs and walls. And computers. And desks. (We lost three chairs in one week this Yes, a faster Internet connection would be nice. But how much does all of that really matter? Were scrappy, and I love it. Itll be hard to match this experience, but Im not worried. I know well all cross paths soon enough. Column Katherine

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HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.org In the last Student Senate meeting of the Spring semester, senators sparked a controversial debate before approving the Student Government executive branch position recommendations. Although three senators spoke during the con portion of the debate, only Sen. Michael Christ voted in opposition to the recommendations. During the con portion of debate, Sen. Jessica Sullivan and another female senator spoke about the lack of women who had been recommended as agency heads for the executive positions. Christ voiced his opposition for the Accent Speakers Bureau and Student Government Productions agency heads. Christ said he doesnt doubt the qualimended but said people are bred for these jobs. (There are) certain groups on campus that are groomed for these positions. Its not my opinion. Its a fact if you do your own research, he said. Senate can be intellectually honest with themselves theres something there when only one important positions in the Student Government. Christ also said he didnt agree with the decision to recommend two candidates to co-chair the SGP position. He said SG was a wide enigma to students and didnt feel it was accessible enough. Sen. Leah Miller spoke during the pro portion of debate and commented on the position. The people who are up for Accent and SGP have a serious background in both of those agencies, she said. Its bewildering to me that we are questioning that. In response to the application accessibility, Sen. Austin Sherman said the positions were open to all students. He said the positions were well-advertised through emails, publication and website availability. Thousands of students were reached with these applications, he said. I dont think I need to speak anymore on Accent and SGP because if you read the resumes and youve met the people, theyre unportunity to apply. Regards to the number of applicants, I dont think thats the best argument because these people care enough to apply. Student Body President Cory Yeffet, who aided in compiling the list of executive position candidates, said the lack of accessibility to SG was nonexistent and that he approved of every recommendation. I assure each of you that all 100 percent of these nominations are going to do an incredible job for this Student Body, he said. Two of the recommended candidates Michael High for athletics and recreation executive secretary and Destiny Goede for Greek affairs cabinet director were stricken from the recommendations list before senators voted. Senate President Dylan Fisher said the candidates contacted the executive board, and due to personal reasons, were unable to accept their recommendations. In addition to the executive branch approval, senators approved a resolution honoring the victims of the Fort Hood shooting as well as funding for the Graduate Student Council Welcome Week Events and a Ramadan lecture series. 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 Senate approves Accent, SGP executive positions after debateJordan McPherson / Alligator StaffStudent Body President Cory Yeffet speaks about the Student Government executive branch recommendations during Tuesdays Student Senate meeting. Other candidates did not accept recommendations

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 ERIN MEISENZAHL-PEACE Alligator Contributing WriterIf a Santa Fe College student needs to use the bathroom, there are two options: male or female. If students identify as both, or look like one but identify as the and possible harassment from other students. SFC Faculty Senate voted to change that Tuesday, with a 27-0 consensus in favor of a resolution that expands the colleges antidiscrimination regulations to include members of the LGBTQ community. If we have it on paper, we can set a precedent, said student Sen. Wallace Mazon, who authored the resolution. We can take action to swoop down on this harassment. Mazon said the issue surfaced after a recent harassment incident in which a student was followed off campus to Publix being heckled for using the wrong bathroom in the SFC cafeteria. The resolution would add sexual identity, gender identity and gender expression to the list of protections offered by College Rule 2.8, SFCs nondiscrimination and harassment policy. This was a battle that was won today an important battle, said George Briggs, senator for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Ive been through this in the past, supporting this resolution the past two times its come We have a tough battle in Career Service Council, but I believe we can win it. Although the Faculty Senate approved the rules expansion, there are three governing bodies that oversee SFC: the Student Senate, Faculty Senate and the Career Service Council. According to Student Senate members, SFC President Jackson Sasser needs all three bodies to be in agreement before he will take a side on a controversial issue. The past two times, the Career Service Council has put the brakes on the resolution. In the past, there have been individuals who have cited personal judgments, and personal judgments have stood in the way of progress, said Student Senate President Jeremy Pierce, who presented the issue to about 40 faculty members at Tuesdays meeting. We hope that this time around folks wont interject their personal judgments but do whats good for all of the students. At UF, a similar code already exists. The UF Non-Discrimination Policy states that the university is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, genetic information and veteran status. But Pierce said personal politics and legal issues are whats holding SFC back. He continued: I feel like it will pass (the Career Services Council) because leadership is different. Santa Fe is moving in the direction of a more diverse college.SFC LGBTQ rule up for approval againMatthew Martyr / Alligator StaffBreaking FastUF biology graduate student Travis Guy, 31, celebrates the end of Passover with Humble Pie pizza at Hillel on Tuesday evening. We hope that this time around folks wont interject their personal judgments, but do whats good for all of the students.Jeremy PierceStudent Senate presidentCareer org rejected it twice

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 11 Matthew Martyr / Alligator Staff UF telecommunication freshman Matthew Szlasa, 19, and accounting graduate student Jacob Sperber, 23, eat wings and share some laughs at Gator City on Tuesday evening. LAUGHING REDUCES STRESS. ASHLEY KOBZAAlligator Contributing WriterGiggling your way to good grades may be a possibility. According to the results of a new study by Loma Linda University in California, laughter increases short-term memory in older adults, as well as reduces stress hormones, lowers blood pressure and increases mood state. Humor is very interesting as a research topic, Dr. Glen Finney, division chief for behavioral neurology at UF, wrote in an email. Laughter may be our way of telling ourselves and others to relax. Finney said the study highlights the importance of behavioral neurology and neuropsychology in understanding how humans function. (Laughter) may have to do with thinking about something more positive, said Joanne Byars, a behavioral neurology fellow at UF. It could be providing a different perspective on the world. The study of laughter is an Loma Linda study is a promising step for the future of behavioral neurology. For students like De-Vaughn Williams, a 22-year-old UF food science and human nutrition senior, laughter could be a cure for He said bringing laughter into his medical profession could be a smart career move. The biggest issue right now is being able to afford health care, Williams said. Laughing is free. STATE DOMINIC UTTERAlligator Contributing WriterAmazon.com announced last week it will be charging sales tax for Florida customers. The 6-percent tax will be applied to all goods purchased except groceries, medicines and vitamins and supplements, lining up with Floridas tax laws. Ty Rogers, a spokesman for Amazon, wrote in an email that the online retailer will be required to collect sales tax starting May 1. The tax was spurred by the retailers plans to add two additional warehouses in Florida, according to a Tampa Bay Times article. Chelsea Byard, a manager at Zells Hardware, located at 3727 W. University Ave., said her store having to charge sales tax has put them at a disadvantage to online retailers like Amazon. Byard said the tax on Amazons goods will help. She said although shelves are barer than they were when the store opened 50 years ago, the store still tries to provide the best service at the lowest prices. Of course our stuff is a bit more expensive, but we have to survive, she said.

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12, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 TWELVE PEOPLE WILL BE APPOINTED TO A COUNCIL. JONATHAN ARNHOLZAlligator Contributing WriterThe University Athletic Association is looking to gain perspective on the fan experience by creating the Fan Advisory Council. Jenn Mereby, UAA guest services coordinator, said 12 council members will offer suggestions for how to improve the gameday atmosphere. Mereby said the UAA will select representatives from several season-ticket-holder demographics, including current students and boosters. She said staff members typically work during games, preventing them from watching as fans, which is why the councils perspective will be valuable. Applications, which close on Sunday, are on GatorZone.com. Mereby said the councils diversity could provide insight on entertaining fans of all varieties. The issue that needs to be discussed is how we can help students come in, but at the same time help people who have been season ticket holders for 40 years still have a good time at the game, she said. Although the council will focus on football, the insight could be applied to other sports, she said. Michael Tomonto, an 18-yearold UF mechanical engineering freshman, said the council is a way the athletic department can reconnect with fans after a losing season.UAA to consult fans on how to improve gameday experience

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 13 LOCAL JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgA new bill to allow concealed guns in public without a permit is being met with opposition from the Alachua County sociation-backed bill, would allow legal gun owners to conceal weapons without a concealed carry permit in a mandatory evacuation caused by a state of Local law enforcement has the authority to declare a state of state of emergency evacuations in 2012 and drought conditions Alachua County Sheriffs Becky Butscher said the department supports the sheriffs associations stance because theres no real clear boundaries with Its kind of a huge safety isheightened emotions, weapons aide, said it was sparked from concerns following Hurricane Obviously this isnt allowing anyone to break laws, Supporters of the bill, like tor Sean Caranna, said the current law prohibiting concealed carry without a permit violates Taking away peoples right to bear arms when the state cant come to protect you is a violation of the very core of the Cherie Bynum said the bills ambiguity can be a problem if people misunderstand its unclear as to when the evacuation ends, and therefore when the law stops protecting those At the same time, she said The 20-year-old member of Society said if anything should be reformed, its the stand Im not the biggest gun supporter in the world, but I do Emergency gun bill faces kickback IT ISNT FDA-APPROVED YET. CHRISTINE ALVAREZAlligator Contributing WriterAccording to the Palcohol webHowever, the hype of the unusual alcohol concept was shot down Monday when a representative for the federal bureau said the approvals were Lipsmark, the privately held company that owns Palcohol, responded by saying the disapproval of labels does not mean disapproval of the the labels and does not currently have The very nature of the product facilitates potential for its misuse, which could increase the risk of alcohol overdose and negative consequences associated with high-risk alcohol consumption, wrote Julia Rae Varnes, a specialist at GatorWell Health Promoa bartender at :08 for almost three I think that theyre going to bring it with them inside of the bar instead of She said if Palcohol becomes a fad, Sneaking in a packet of Palcohol water could go against policies listed on the the University Athletic Assosecurity checks where theyre checking everybodys pockets and purses, Palcohol draws reaction Obviously this isnt allowing anyone to break laws. Its allowing them to evacuate. Edward Metzgerlegislative aid for Heather Fitzenhagen

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SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.org hours for one professor might might. UF professor Clay Calverts last name is now synonymous with mass media law and a porn honor the professor by taking his name to the porn industry. Casey Calvert, a rising star in time at UF. The Gainesville native thought pornography was illegal mass media law as a sophomore, where she learned that the industry was legitimate and thriving. be where I am right now, Casey said. Im happier than Ive ever been. The 23-year-old asked to be UF College of Journalism from a student who had spotted email, and she sent an apology to Calvert shortly afterward. I was startled to learn and taken my last name for her porn name, Calvert said. movies, she didnt kiss a boy until said she lost her virginity senior year. to go out and get a boyfriend, she said. an Orlando man looking to do a bondage shoot. happened past her being nude, tography further, modeling for more than 300 shoots that spanned was trumped this year by a fan movie Gremlins 2: The New fantasies, she said. opportunity. over-the-top rough. I was so nervous that day. nervous before shoots but a perdid everything under the sun in pornography. One year and more than 100 men later, Casey grew from a Though she didnt take home any industry. Casey isnt the only UF student rent students modeling for fetish shoots. time at the university, she knew ists for students now entering the adult industry who walk the thin vate lives. We use stage names for a reason, she said. If a girl wanted to responsibility. mostly untrue. Most girls are there time in the industry was unrivaled life. I love all the different opportunities that porn gives me, she go to work and I make art. ALLIGATOR, 15 Courtesy to the AlligatorCasey Calvert graduated from UF in 2012. The 23-year-old works and lives in Los Angeles, one of the major porn-producing cities in the U.S. UF alumna porn star takes stage name from UF professor I was startled to learn and discover an adult video star had taken my last name for her porn name.Clay CalvertUF professorClay Calvert taught Casey Calvert law

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18, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 Courtesy to the AlligatorTia McDonald, a 20-year-old UF public relations senior, took the crown at the Miss Florida United States 2014 Pageant. CAMPUS SONIA PORTALUPPIAlligator Contributing WriterAnother UF student took the stage and the crown at the 2014 Miss Florida United States Pageant last month. Tia McDonald, a 20-year-old UF public relations senior, will go on to represent Florida in the national Miss United States competition in Washington, D.C., from July 4 to 6. Theres so much that goes into (nationals), McDonald said. Were going to be there a week ahead of time for appearances and practicing for the different categories of the competition. McDonald said she found local competition to be tough but used her public relations skills to win the title and go on to nationals. UF has really prepared me for nationals, McDonald said. (In earlier pageants) I didnt go in with any kind of business or public relations plan, and I had no idea how to reach out on social media. Miss Florida is no stranger to pageants. She estimates she has won 75 pageant titles and about 30 crowns since she started competing as a 6-monthold. Tina Chisholm, Miss Florida United States pageant director, was one of application for this years pageant. The fact that she is so educated and such a go-getter made Tia stand out, Chisholm said. McDonald said she plans to use Her passion for community serage 10, when her mother, a nurse, had a patient with Down syndrome She kept on saying I want to be in pageants. I want to be in pageants. But there werent any special needs So McDonald created one. Our Shining S.T.A.R.S. has grown into a full-blown pageant that has crowned more than 500 kings and queens at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. UF public relations student to represent Florida in Miss United States competition Former Miss Florida United States winners who received degrees from UFMelissa Witek 2005 winnerKristen Berset 2004 winnerCarrie Ann Mewha 2003 winnerJulie Donaldson 2001 winnerKristin Ludecke 2000 winner UF has really prepared me for nationals. (In earlier pageants) I didnt go in with any kind of business or public relations plan, and I had no idea how to reach out on social media.Tia McDonald20-year-old UF public relations senior

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ABOUT 25 ARTISTS WILL PERFORM, TOO. BRANDON KRUMINSAlligator Contributing WriterMay 1 has the potential to go down in Gainesville history maybe even world history. Gator Stompin, organized by the Pledge 5 Foundation, is a pub crawl in its 32nd year. This year the organization is boasting a world-record attempt for the worlds largest pub crawl. In order to break the record, more than 4,700 people would have to check in at each of 10 bars, said Jason Bowman, director of the foundation. Every year the event grows, so I would anticipate sometime in the next few years Gainesville will hold the record for worlds largest pub crawl, he said. The current record is held by Crawl for Cancer for a pub crawl in Kansas City, Mo., that took place last year, according to the Guinness World Records 2013. Gator Stompin includes almost every bar in Midtown and downtown, and many restaurants are involved as well, he said. Pledge 5 is expecting more locations to participate than the 85 that stomped last year. Although it started as just a pub crawl, the event has turned into a festival over the years. The additions of music, food, activities and a kickoff concert on Bo Diddley Community Plaza have helped it expand, he said. I heard Waka Flocka (Flame) was going to be there, and thats what caught my interest, said Jonathan Haney, a 20-year-old UF marketing sophomore who is attending the crawl with his roommate. Bowman said about 25 artists will perform, including Wolfgang Gartner, Hoochie and Chuck Ragan from Hot Water Music. Heather Lilholt, director of community events for Pledge 5, said for those who are a part of the organization, the event is more than just a pub crawl. When people come out and support the cause, youre not just supporting local business, but youre supporting a great foundation that is working toward generating volunteers, Lilholt said. Its all in all a good cause, no matter what way you look at it. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 19 Matthew Martyr / AlligatorGator Stompin, a pub crawl organized by the Pledge 5 Foundation, will attempt to break a world record on May 1 by having more than 4,700 people check in to 10 bars each. Gator Stompin organizers hope to break pub crawl record MOST WERE BABIES. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJACKSONVILLE Nearly three dozen sea turtles that were rescued on Cape Cod last fall were released off Florida waters Tuesday. The 31 endangered and threatened sea turtles spent months at the New England Aquariums rescue center near Boston. The group was transported in a caravan of three cars to the sand dunes of Jacksonvilles Little Talbot Island State Park, where three aquarium biologists and six rescue volunteers unloaded the sea turtles in their individual padded plastic crates and placed each one about 30 feet from the breaking waves, the aquarium said in a statement. What better way to celebrate Earth turning dozens of rescued and endangered animals to their ocean home, the statement said. The turtles were mostly juveniles, including 28 Kemps Ridleys, the most endangered, two loggerheads and one They washed up last November and December in the frigid waters of Cape Cod Bay and slowly became hypothermic. At the aquariums sea turtle hospital in Quincy, Mass., they were treated for malnourishment, dehydration, pneumonia and other blood and organ disorders. More than 80 sea turtles have been taken to the New England Aquarium so far this year.31 sea turtles released into Jacksonville watersCAMPUS NATHAN KINGAlligator Contributing WriterUniversity Police will soon be on the prowl for bikes left on campus over Summer break. around campus beginning in about a week and continuing into the Summer A term, UPD Capt. Jeff Holcomb said. The easiest thing for everyone is just take the bike home with you, Holcomb said. Police will scope out areas around residence halls and put bright orange tags on bikes in the areas, he said. Students can remove the tags, and the bikes will not be impounded. Holcomb said he encourages students to register their bikes with the department, which can The registration process is simple: a UF decal is put on the bike. Then, the bicycles serial number, make, model and other general details are entered into the database and the owners contact information is recorded, Holcomb said. If a registered bike is impounded by UPD during the summer, the owner will be emailed and given an opportunity to pick up the bike within 30 days before it is sold into auction, Holcomb said. Bike Works, a local bike shop, is offering students another alternative. The shop, located at 2300 SW 34th St., is charging $10 a month to store students bicycles at its facility during the summer. Tony Cousins, manager of Bike Works, said the shop offers a safe and secure place to store the bikes. Kevin Montes, a 20-year-old UF physics sophso he doesnt have to leave it on campus and risk it being impounded. Sure, my bike isnt worth much to others, but shes gotten me through this semester, Montes said. Ill do whatever it takes to keep her for another one.UPD to begin taking unused bikes The easiest thing for everyone is just take the bike home with you.Jeff HolcombUPD Capt.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 21 Alex Maminakis / Alligator Study Break THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott supvisitors. Gov. Scott backs beer growlersSTATE A FORMER UF FOOTBALL SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.org When Trautwein got the call, she four weeks ago of a controversial recall on ignition, cutting her power steering, power GM recalls too late for family We are deeply sorry, and we are working to address this issues as quickly as we can.Alan BateyGM North America President, in a release

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SHAYNA POSSESAlligator Staff Writersposses@alligator.orgErica Browns 4-year-old son doesnt understand why his family cant go home. Brown and her three children have been living in a hotel since early January because of the mold in their Horizon House apartment. The complexs mold problem has driven residents to sleep in their living rooms and throw out hundreds of dollars in belongings. I want a place where I can not be worried about things getting into the walls and into our lungs, the 26-year-old single mother said. couple months after moving into the complex at 1515 NW 10th St. Brown and her two daughters suffer from asthma, so after spotting mold, she immediately called maintenance. It was months before an employee came by, sprayed bleach and painted the area. The complex offered to move her to another apartment, but she knew it wouldnt make a difference. Resident Walette Mulberry, 38, had been year, its gotten worse. For months, she and her two kids slept in the living room. One of the three bedrooms served as the closet and changing area. The other rooms were covered in mold. Onteria Lawrences 4-year-old son, Timarkis Archie, played while she shoved a moldy bureau down the stairway leading up to her second-story apartment. I cant afford to throw this away, but I got to, Lawrence said. Even my Bible, the Holy Bible, I have to throw away. Shes lost six pounds from the stress, watching as her kids got colds and ear infections she couldnt prevent. The residents have no choice but to stay. Horizon House Apartments and its sister property, Sunset Apartments, are government subsidized. Federal agencies give low-income residents vouchers to help pay rent. The complexes residents couldnt afford apartments without the Section 8 housing program. They also cant afford to leave. City code enforcement has no standard for how much mold makes an apartment unlivable. In the Florida humidity, its a lost cause, said Gainesville city spokesman Bob Woods. The department can only issue a violation if theres a physical problem like faulty plumbing or a leaky roof. The mold in Horizon House is most likely due to humidity, according to an email from code enforcement division manager Christopher Cooper. A late-January memo says the complex put the families up in hotels while the situation was remediated. Months later, Browns family still shares the studio hotel room the complex started paying for after code enforcement visited. In early February, her neighbors received a notice from Horizon House that said the mold problem was being handled. Donald Mitchell, 27, whose cousin lives there, said so far theyve knocked down a couple of walls. Trying to cover their mistakes, he said. No one wants to be uprooted from their homes, but theres nothing the city needs to do at this time, Woods said. That is, unless the families choose to pay for private companies to take air-quality samples. Neither code enforcement nor the county health department has the resources to conduct tests. But if results show the amount of mold in the air is hazardous, the property owner can receive a citation. Woods isnt sure of the threshold. He said he imagines the test results will state if a location is unsuitable for human habitation. In that case, the situation would fall under Chapter 13 of the city ordinances, which says owners creating dangerous conditions are in violation. Anthony Dennis, environmental health director for Alachua Countys Department of Health, gets a lot of calls about mold. He never recommends testing: It tells tenants what they already know. Dennis mostly hears from renters who are stuck in leases. All he can do is offer advice and pass along pamphlets. Youll know if you have taken care of the problem because you can breathe, he said. But if its beyond repair, theres nothing the health department can do. It, too, has no enforceable standard. Establishing one would be helpful, Dennis said, but because people react differently Florida, there will always be spores. Its when humidity climbs to more than 50 or 60 percent that theyll grow on household objects. Mold loves leather. Around the corner from Horizon House, Hayley Reese points to her 8-year-old daughter playing in the Sunset Apartments courtyard, 1500 NW 12th St. Reese, 27, said the girl sometimes thinks people are watching her at night. Once, she blocked the windowsill with a pillow. In two days, it was covered in mold, Reese said. Poor air circulation is a major contributor to mold, Dennis said. Renters often keep their air conditioning off because of high utility costs or dont have working units. Reese is a waitress. Her husband is unemhow tight money gets, the air conditioning or heat is always on. The unit is one of the few appliances that works. Mondays, and when it is open, the phone goes to voicemail. Management did not return calls about this story. The courtyards of Horizon House and Sunset apartments are never empty. In the morning, mothers sit in lawn chairs, gathering the energy to change into work uniforms. At noon, young men greet their neighbors in single-strap sandals, passing around Black & Mild cigars. After school, kids run through the sand, laughing. Most of the residents know each other by bors number, though they think their cousin or sister or homeboy might. But every day, they hang out in the courtyard together. No one wants to go inside. 22, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 LOCALSubsidized housing residents trapped despite mold problems

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24, ALLIGATOR 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 8-18-25-5 AUCTION Custom Home on 145 acres and 16 Home Sites at Lake Guntersville Some selling Absolute Scottsboro, AL Saturday May 17th 10:00am www.targetauction.com 800 4733939 djacobs#5060 4-23-1-5 LOANS FOR LANDLORDS! We Finance From 5-500 Units As Low As 5.5 %. 1-4 Fam, Townhome, Condos OK. Contact B2R: 1-855-940-0227 www.B2RFinance.com 4-23-1-5 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. 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ALLIGATOR 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.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.

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26, ALLIGATOR 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. 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 8-18-1425-14 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. 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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Poll questionIs mens golf coach Buddy Alexander one of the Vote online at alligatorSports.org.Florida adds womens basketball commit Read the story on page 29. ADAM PINCUS@adamDpincusLate home run dooms Florida in close game against JacksonvilleAlligator File PhotoKarsten Whitson pitches during UFs 5-0 win against USF on Feb. 20, 2011, at McKethan Stadium. WhitMENS GOLfF LAYNE WEITZEL@laynejweitzel Golf coach to retire after second-longest tenure in UF history I dont want this to be a focus on Ryan. Hes been throwing the ball really great for us for three years. The bottom line is JU did a really nice job in that inning.UF coachAlexander

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28, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 AS STEIN ON TVMy childhood is over. Not in the Oh-no, I-just-understood-a-dirty-joke-in-my-favoritechildhood-movie sense. Its legitimately over. In fewer than two weeks from the time this is printed, I will cross the stage at the ure at the University of Florida. After that, I have to make my way in this scary real world that Ive heard so much about. A few months after that, Derek Jeter my favorite baseball player from my favorite baseball team will do something similar, receiving his last ovation from fans at Yankee Stadium as an active player. childhood as a baseball fan. When I started watching baseball as an 8-year-old kid in 2000, Jeter was the be-all, end-all for me. When I had to a do a projpasted a Jeter baseball card to the heroes section. So watching my one-time hero leave the I got a chance to see Jeter play for the last time on Sunday in Tampa. He looked mostly the same. His inside-out swing still laced balls into right But something was different. Something was an extra-inning game against a division rival, no less early. And like Jeter, its time for me to move on to the next part of my life. As an aspiring sports writer, I dont want to be watching games as a fan anymore. I want to be in the press box, watching them, analyzing them and sharing my insights with people. My goal is to one day cover Major League Baseball for a living. Im going to get a small taste of that this summer when I follow in the footsteps of several alligatorSports writers before me and make the 30-hour drive out to Phoenix to cover the Arizona Diamondbacks for MLB.com as part of its annual internship. But to do that and continue toward my namely, my fandom. That will have to do. I have 299 bylines or other various entries in the Alligator archives. This is No. 300. Im thankful for the chance to write every one of them. Each one, hopefully, moved me just a little bit closer to my dream. The Alligator provided me with a chance to develop my reporting and writing abilities. I think Ive gotten OK at them, and there are some people who helped me get where I am now. Here comes the clich thank yous so you can tune out if youre not interested. First, I want to thank Nina, who has seen me through all the stress related to the Alligator and listened to more rants about deadlines, writers, SIDs and the like than I would care to admit. She always has my back, and I cant thank her enough for that. Obviously, I need to thank my parents and family. Without them, I quite literally wouldnt be here. I need to give a shoutout to Joe Morgan, who decided to take a chance on a writer put me on a beat. Thank you for being a great editor and friend. In addition, Id like to thank Greg, Corey, Phillip, Katie, Landon, Pincus, Zoop, Jordan, Julia, Kelcee, Matt and everyone else who helped make my time with alligatorSports memorable. Finally and probably most clich-y I want to thank everyone who took the time to read my articles and columns. I love when people tell me what they think of what I wrote, good or bad, praise or my personal favorite an email telling me that if ignorance is bliss, I must be very happy. Last summer, I was standing in line at the Reitz Union Starbucks, and I heard a man reading my column to a woman he was sitting with. He was reading the words that I wrote down the night before. That was an indescribable moment for me, and I try to take that into consideration whenever I write anything to be published. Someone might be reading this to their friend or child or spouse, so I better make every word count. Thanks for reading.Editor enters adulthood as college career comes to end Adam LichtensteinTwitter: @alichtenstein24

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I never got the musical talents of my mother. She performed as a child with her musical-group family. I perleast tried to). Its something I have always shared with my father. We both attended Palmetto High School in Miami, where his name is carved on an Athlete of the Year plaque from the early 1980s. I used to periodically check out the trophy case during the school day to see if it was still there. We both spent our Saturdays together watching Florida Gators football. I eagerly waited Sunday through Friday for the usual CBS kickoff and that catchy theme song. My adolescent years were spent receiving jabs from Miami Hurricanes fans, who always seemed to reappear when the wins piled up. High school was spent divvying time between the school newspaper and the school baseball team. I turned to journalism once I became a UF student where I also realized the baseball thing wouldnt work out. I still watched games with my father, albeit six hours apart, with him dozing off in his leather chair back home and me sometimes dozing off in the press box watching the Gators try to score. Once I started covering the team, the fervent bond built over the unlikely bounces on sipate. Wilder plan wasnt an option), Ill remember watching Connor Mitchell hit a game-winning single up the middle, or Tyler Murphy becoming the Swamps savior for a Saturday. Theres the roar that radiates from the ODome every time the younger Billy Donovan attempts a three-pointer, too. Such minor moments dont mean much. and go if you dont pay attention. The same goes for those Saturdays back home where highlights with my father outside. The same goes for the lanyards holding two 5-year-old BCS National Championship tickets dangling on a doorknob in my room across from the Swamp. They represent a memory; a time walking through the parking lot at Sun Life Stadium wearing that ticket like a badge of honor: My pops got me to the big game. This isnt a lecture on growing up watching college football with my father, although I feel fortunate that I did. Its more no matter whom they are. Just make sure theyre good at venting and listening. Thinking back to the night of the Final Four earlier this month, I stood in a crowded bar at 101 Cantina with a drink in my left hand and my father on my right. We couldve made the 1,000mile trip to the Final Four. Im glad we didnt. He made the drive instead. The drink of choice evolved from apple juice to gin and juice, but what hasnt changed is having a best friend to watch the game with. While the reasons for watching may change, heres hoping that the people you watch it with dont. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 29 THE ADAM BOMBFootball Saturdays hold meaning for stafferPhoto courtesy to the AlligatorAbove is the authors ticket from the 2009 BCS national title game. Adam PincusTwitter: @adamDpincus GATORS ARE ON A NINEGAME WINNING STREAK. JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Tim Walton likes where his team is at with the regular season drawing to a close. With a nine-game win streak and his team making strides at the right time, the ninth-year coach wants to see UF keep its pace. I always feel like this week and next week are two of the most important weeks of the season, Walsome of our best ball right now. It makes it a lot easier to go back to a good place if we do struggle the next couple weeks. In Floridas road sweep against Texas A&M last weekend its runs while scoring 30 of their own. When were all on and hitting, its great, senior Stephanie Tofft said. We go through the lineup, and everyones up in the dugout, and its just exciting when everyones hitting. Especially at this point in the season since were getting closer to postseason, its great to have people coming up to bat and coming up big. four home games with a midweek ence) tonight at 6 and a three-game SEC) starting Friday. UF faced USF to open the season, winning the contest 10-3 in Tampa. In the had the benwalks and some hit by pitches and good, Walton said. They showed some nice signs of being able to run a little bit, hit with some power up and down the lineup. Added Tofft: Its always a great series between us and them. Theyre a great team. Theyve got some good players, some good pitching, so well see how it goes. Tofft looks to continue her success from Floridas last series against Texas A&M. In the Gators three wins against home runs, notching 10 RBIs and six runs. Her performance not only made her the SEC Player of the Week, but also the NFCA National Player of the Week on Tuesday. It was really exciting to hit well all weekend. I was seeing the ball well, and it was really great to just get some hits, Tofft said. I was really relaxed. Having our pitchers do a good job on the mound helps you swing a little more comfortably when you know theyre doing their best. Added Walton: Its all about timing, I thought she really worked through all of her stuff and overcome maybe some preseason expectations that she might have had of herself. Since transferring from Northern Illinois prior to her junior year, Tofft has been an active contributor for Florida. The Lincoln, Calif., native started position that she only had eight collegiate appearances at prior to earning the starting role at third for UF. .332 batting average, 53 RBIs and 18 doubles. With seven regular season games left, Tofft has a .326 clip at the plate, a team-leading 51 RBIs and nine home runs. Even though weve only had [Tofft] for two years, shes as big of a part of our success as anybody, Walton said. Shes going to give you her all or nothing at all.Florida hoping to continue momentum as USF matchup looms UF Softball

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 31 RECRUITING MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Writer@Morgan_MoriartyGood things come to those who wait, or so the saying goes. That adage couldnt be truer when it comes to high school recruiting. For example, cornerback Jalen Thompson quickly went from being virtually unnoticed to being on everyones radar. My recruiting process has blown up a lot. A year ago I had no offers, and now I have 25, Thompson said. I can say Im very blessed and I hope they keep coming. UF offered Thompson, a student at Mobile (Ala.) St. Pauls High, a scholarship in February. Coach Will Muschamp likes the 2015 recruits physicality at corner and playmaking ability on special teams. He says I have pretty good size, good speed and that I use my height to my advantage, Thompson said. And he just loves the way I make plays and return punts for touchdowns. Thompson has tentative plans to visit Florida this weekend depending on his high school baseball playoff schedule. His games last weekend forced him to reschedule last Saturdays planned trip to Gainesville. Thompson has thought about playing both baseball and football while in college. He said that most coaches have told him he can play both.. That could pan out well for him if he chooses the Gators, whose baseball team has the No. 1 RPI in the nation and checked in at sixth in the latest Baseball America poll following a sweep of UGA last weekend. UF defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson, commonly known to his players as Coach T-Rob, has been heralded as the best recruiter on Floridas staff. Thompson said his relationship with Robinson runs deeper than just football. He talks to me on an everyday basis, Thompson said. Not only about just coming to Florida, just asking how my schoolwork is going or baseball is going everyday life. UF has a talented young secondary heading into 2014. Sophomore All-American corner Vernon Hargreaves III anchors the group, and early enrollees Jalen Tabor and Duke Dawson are looking to make an early impact. Thompson said although he likes the possibility of getting playing time early, it is an intimidating concept as well. Its very exciting but also nerve-wracking at the same time, he said. But another year or so, theyll all be playing on ESPN with that good of a secondary. Muschamp and his staff have molded several lockdown corners and shutdown safeties in their four years at Florida. Defensive backs Loucheiz Purifoy, Marcus Roberson and Jaylen Watkins are prospects in this years NFL Draft. Josh Evans started in 11 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a rookie last season, and Matt Elam started in 15 in his rookie season with the Baltimore Ravens. Thompson, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, returned two of his seven interceptions for touchdowns in 2013. He said defensive backs having professional success after UF serves as inspiration for him as a player. Its very exciting, and it gives me motivation that one day I could be like them or be even better than them, Thompson said. Thompson plans to visit Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisville, Alabama and Auburn during the upcoming summer. son the coaching staff missed on some top recruits in the 2014 class, Thompson said he plans to stick with whichever team he commits to before the season kicks off on Aug. 23 regardless of its record. Most of Thompsons family resides in Mobile, which means staying close to home is a factor in his recruiting process. But Thompsons family is supportive enough ever far from Alabama that may be. I plan not to go over 10 hours [away] because thatd be hard for my parents to go to my games, Thompson said. But if I really love the school my mom said she every Saturday.Three-star DB plans to visit GatorsAP PhotoNoah-tableJoakim  Noah (13) battles Washington center Marcin Gortat for a rebound during Game 2 of the Bulls-Wizards series Tuesday In Chicago. TThompson

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32, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 BANKS BACK TO FORM FOLLOWING OPERATION. LAYNE WEITZELAlligator Writer@laynejweitzelEric Banks has already overcome much more than any challenge he will face on the golf course. If I hit a bad shot or something like that, I know its not the end of the world because I kind of almost know what the end of the world is, Banks said. Banks, a junior, underwent open heart surgery after a routine physical during his freshman year of college at Florida. At the beginning of April, he won the 2014 David Toms Award, an annual honor presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America given to a male collegiate golfer who has overcome adversity to achieve athletic excellence. I was pretty excited when [Conrad Ray, the GCAAs national advisory board second vice presiI found out, I called my parents right after, and they were all pumped up, Banks said. mester at UF in Fall 2011. Before he began the 2011-12 season for Florida golf, Banks took a physical. It was then that doctors found a second heartbeat. I went in there, and the last thing was the heart guy [Dr. Beard], Banks said. I really hadnt had any heart issues previous to that, and he just kind of caught it before it got real bad. Banks brushed off the physical results and played in three fall tournaments. His parents were still concerned and brought him home to Truro, a town in Nova Scotia, Canada, to be tested thoroughly. of the tests until the SunTrust Gator Invitational in February 2012. His parents made the trip down to tell him that he would need surgery to repair his heart, which had a hole between its two sides. The junior admits now that he still didnt fully understand what was going on. big deal at all, Banks said. I obviously knew there was more to [heart surgery] than it sounded, but I didnt realize that I would not be playing competitive golf for nine months and couldnt even walk up nitely didnt realize the magnitude Because he didnt need to have ished out his freshman season of golf, playing in four regular-season tournaments, the Southeastern Conference Championship and the NCAA Regional and Championships. Two weeks after the season ended, he returned to Canada to undergo his surgery. In the four-hour surgery, doctors cut open Banks sternum, placed him on a heart-lung machine and began the surgery. Banks remembers looking into the mirror before the procedure. Its kind of hard to put into words unless youre actually in that situation, he said. If something went wrong, it couldve been the last day that I was alive. After the surgery, Banks stayed in the hospital for a week. He was then moved home, where he rested for three months. I was in a pretty rough place mentally anyway, so I didnt really want to do anything, so I just sat around all day, and it was awful, he said. I was going crazy. The only form of exercise Banks was allowed to partake in was his rehab, where he would do stretches to keep his chest and sternum loose and walk in 30-second increments. The then-sophomore decided to return to Florida for the fall semester even though he was still in rough shape. At the time it really didnt even seem like an option not to come back, so I just came back and didnt even think about it, he said. Although Banks was in Gainesville, he wasnt physically ready to participate in any tournaments, which didnt affect coach Buddy Alexander. I was just more concerned with the safety and the health and the well-being of Eric in the long run, Alexander said. Whatever he needof knew that he wouldnt be playing small stuff compared to what he had going on. Gainesville, Banks still suffered from an erratic heart rate and irregular blood pressure. He wasnt allowed to do much with golf other than chip and putt. By late September, though, he was allowed to take full swings and increased his stretching and cardio exercises. Our training staff here at UF him back and forth to the doctors and staying on top of it, Alexander said. We just kind of eased him back into it. Banks went to a check-up later in the fall, where he was told that his for the 2013 SunTrust Gator Invitational, but Alexander chose to play him as an individual because the tournament called for playing 36 for 10th place and went on to play in every tournament that spring. Alexander doesnt see one of his best golfers as a victim, but as a tough and mature athlete. I think he dealt with it the same way you would deal with it, too, Alexander said. If you had to do it, whats your option? Banks believes this experience has changed his perspective on life. I appreciate everything, he said. When the weathers nice Ill take a second to step back and just realize that everything in life is kind of not as bad as it may seem. I havent felt this good since I was 10 years old probably, so its pretty sweet.Still swinging: Golfer returns to Gators after heart surgeryJordan McPherson / Alligator StaffEric Banks tees off during Day 2 of the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Feb. 16 at the Mark Bostick Golf Course.



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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 Santa Fe College LGBTQ rule rule up for approval againThe colleges Career Service Council rejected it twice, pg 9. UF alumna porn star takes stage name from UF professorClay Calvert taught Casey Calvert law, pg 15. Turlington Plaza preacher shares word of God, his lifeJunior has preached to Gators for 32 years, pg 5. Karsten Whitson pitched well in Floridas 3-1 home loss to Jacksonville on Tuesday. Read the story on page 27. 85 /61 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 23 CROSSWORD 25 SPORTS 27VOLUME 108 ISSUE 143 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 Kristi Camara / Alligator Baby Bill Nyes KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterA UF student alleges that a case she and her parents were involved in was mishandled, and shes turned to YouTube to tell her story. Hope Stevens, a UF agricultural operations management freshman, posted a video Tuesday night regarding an incident that happened at her familys her Buckman dorm room, she said her case was minimized by the Alachua the force. Stevens, 19, said it all started when she went to her parents home in the 400 block of Southwest 117th Street. They were meeting to talk about school. She told her parents that classes werent going well, and maybe UF wasnt the path for her. In the video, she chokes up and begins sobbing as she tells her story. Stevens said her parents told her she needed to talk to a counselor, and she agreed. But she realized her parents wouldnt let her go back to her dorm room. She said she felt trapped and wanted to leave. After calling a friend to pick her up and walking toward the door, Stevens said her father grabbed her wrist, took her phone and yelled, No, youre not going anywhere. Her mother called 911 and told dispatch that her daughter was suicidal. Her mom stood in the way, and Stevens tried to get around her. Thats LAUREN TRONCOSOAlligator Contributing WriterNoel Thomas hasnt seen his family since Christmas Day. Before that, June. Instead, the 20-year-old UF mechanical engineering junior dedicates his free time preparing for Formula SAE Michigan, part of an annual competition series in which 120 collegiate automotive engineering teams showcase a single-seat, formula-style race car made from scratch at the Michigan International Speedway starting May 14. Theres honestly nothing else like this program that gives that kind of experience, said Thomas, UF Society of Automotive Engineers co-captain. Only about 20 of the most dedicated members of the team, nicknamed Gator Motorsports, will make the 17hour drive to Brooklyn, Mich., on May 5 to test the 430gagements for. Itll be unveiled 5:30 p.m. Friday at the New Engineering Building Rotunda. The competitors goal is to design, create and test a car try volunteers will judge prototypes in areas like acceleraTeam member Sean Niemi, a 26-year-old UF mechanical engineering graduate student, said the competition is like rolling dice. All it takes is one loose stud, and your car wont start back up again, he said, and that could make or break your competition. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Design and Manufacturing Lab since last years competition. Its nonstop, Thomas said. Although the race car has been functional since the start of Spring Break, Thomas said the team has been working during the competition is about 50 percent, he said, so the team prioritizes testing while there is still room for error. Thomas isnt worried, though. The team settled on a plan two years ago: First, they aimed to place in the top 20. Check. The following years goal was top 10. Done. Now, JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff WriterIn light of a series of thefts on campus, University Police is advising students to keep an eye on their Electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and cellphones are being targeted, UPD spokesman Maj. ticed the series in March, but UPD has no suspects at this point. These thefts have predominantly been thefts of opportunity with individuals who have left personal belongings unattended, he said. Several on-campus buildings have been affected, including Marston Science Library, the Computer Science Engineering Building and Library West. UF history senior Skye Schmelzer said shes at Library West every day and never heard about the thefts. The 21-year-old said shes always with a friend or asks someone to watch her stuff. UPD released a safety notice regarding the thefts on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon. The department advises students to register their electronic devices with the department. Also, the post recommended installing a Front Door laptop security system to help disable a laptop if it is stolen, the release states. UPD encourages everyone to report suspicious persons or activity by calling 352-392-1111.SEE OFFICER, PAGE 4 Brad BarberCAMPUSVideo alleges mishandlingStevens

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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 88/64 SUNNY 86/61 SUNNY 85/61 RAIN 84/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 85/61 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 143 NChrone@ufl.edu. Also, sign the petition on Change.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.Bieber seeks delay in DUI trial MIAMI Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of drivarrest and driving with an expired license. The 20-year-old pop singers saying they need more time to prepare their case. Biebers trial is set for May 5 in Miami. The motion says prosecutors do not oppose a delay. A scheduling hearing is set for Wednesday. Bieber was arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police described as an illegal street drag race. He wasnt charged with drag racing. Alcohol breath tests found Biebers level below the 0.02 limit for underage drivers. Urine tests showed the presence of marijuana and an anti-anxiety drug in his system. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWHATS HAPPENINGSpring Greening Green your spring cleaning at Sustainable UFs annual Collection Day today 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. 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 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 today at 3 p.m. in Smathers Library, Room 100. For more information, see cms. uflib.ufl.edu/authorsuf. ITA3500 Students Present: A Night with Pirandello Interested in Italian language, culture and theater? Join the students of ITA3500 as they bring to life three one-act plays by Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello. Students will be performing the plays La Morsa (The Vise), LAltro Figlio (The Other Son) and La Patente (The License) all in Italian, but with English subtitles. The event will take place on today in the Florida Gym, Room 220. Admission is free, but please arrive by 7:10 p.m. Social Hour at Beaty Towers Interested in hands-on internship and job opportunities? Want to network with students who are passionate about building their own business? Talk to an astrobiologist, a biotech entrepreneur, director for a nonprofit microfinance company in Tanzania, NASA evangelist and pet food delivery entrepreneur! See a real 3-D printer in action. Come out to our Pre-Startup Hour event at Beaty Commons from 6:15 to 7:20 p.m. on Thursday. 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 $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. Restoring Bambooville A group of students is working to present a formal proposal to the Lakes, Vegetation and Landscaping Committee as well as the Land Use and Facilities Planning Committee to bring back Bambooville. To help, find the Facebook page Restore Bambooville or contact Elliot Larkin at Larkin@ ufl.edu or Nick Chrone at Have an event planned? 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when, she said, her father kneed her in the back and slammed her head into the door and wall. She said she passed out. had her sit in the back of the patrol car for about a half an hour while he talked to her parents inside. Then he drove her to the end of the neighborhood to meet an ambulance. She said medical help should have been called immediately instead. a different picture. wrote that no battery occurred. Todd only restrained Hope because he believed she would hurt herself if he didnt keep her inside, according to the report. When he let go, she hesitated before purposely dropping herself on the ground and bumping her head on the tile. Hope laid on the ground silently initially in an attempt to appear that she was unconscious. When I called her bluff, Hope opened her eyes and began crying loudly again. The case is being handled as a domestic disin whether a crime occurred. Domestic violence incidents usually involve an arrest. try to restore the peace, provide whatever services are necessary and move on. Each disturbance is going to be different. This is the outcome the deputy deemed to be the best course Todd Stevens, a reserve deputy who was ing, declined to comment. Her mother declined to comment as well. Hope said she still thinks the handling of the case was unjust. My dad isnt being charged for grabbing me inappropriately, she said. and it will be investigated. 4, ALLIGATOR CRIME JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgmine if the department had any involvement gathering inforrifoy because marijuana smoke was coming out of the car he was in. When the deputy to the warrant. molly. ry and has no prior instances of failing to appear to court dates. enforcement and will waive his right to a speedy trial. about the motion and did not object, according to court docuinto the matter.UF football player Purifoys law run-in sparks GPD investigation OFFICER, from page 1Purifoy

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ZACHARY PETERSONAlligator Contributing Writer Hed said his morning prayers, assembled his plastic cross. Hed staked out his usual spot near the bus stop. Hed been spit at, and it wasnt even noon. Now, it was time for salvation. lington Plaza. Junior Lofton, 73, the crowd. two roads: one to Heaven, one to walking away. Junior wiped sweat from his brow. hes been pointing students to Christ because he wants them to avoid a path that nearly ruined his life. another student. Are you born Junior turned to someone else. No reply. What if you died before class ticular. Street preaching isnt easy. In January, a visiting preacher screamed for three hours. One student stood next to him holding a year-old student slapped him in the face. He smiles but never takes no for an answer. He hands out business compares anything red to a communist except his Bible. He reveres born to be a homosexual. Im not trying to win a popularWhen Junior was 3, his father, James, died from pneumonia, leavstood on the porch if you wanted ton worked seven days a week at restaurants, diners, a nearby military camp during World War II. She one-gallon bottles on campus. Cut. With his mother busy, Junior found trouble. dicted to alcohol. Because Alachua was a dry county during the 1950s, Junior said he and his friends spent their days learning where bootleggers dropped off moonshine, then stole from them at night. Instead of college, Junior did roof tiling. In the evenings, hed cruise around with buddies in sports cars, searching for pretty girls and drinking homebrew. Soon, Junior earned a reputation for boozing and womanizing. But alone, he wept. night terrors. He woke up panting, sweating through the sheets. Plaza. Junior leans on his cross. A short woman with thick, black hair stands years ago. Junior was teaching an adult Bible-studies class at Windsor Baptist thought she was beautiful and the thought spooked him. After class, he hopped in his pickup and prayed while speeding home. bie started dating. Her parents were uncomfortable. wasnt legally an adult. But they A few months later, they married misunderstood. Hes here preaching because Were not the kind of people who didnt know a single Bible verse. It bed after a night of heavy drinking. Sunlight leaked through the opened his eyes but couldnt sit up for fear of getting sick. His clock radio buzzed, and a Jesus can give you peace. If you dont have peace, he can give it to He groped for the off button, but when he tried to sit up, his skull throbbed. roads in life the broad and narpreacher asked. Junior didnt try to pretend. Nights were spent on booze and ing. He had recently split with his When a lover crawled into bed and started whispering in Juniors ear, the realization washed over him. He wanted a pure life with Jesus. He told her about his desire for tears forming in her huckleberryblue eyes. at the foot of the bed, cradling his head. and scrubbed himself clean. He was born again. Nearly 50 years since his conversion, Juniors skin is wrinkly and white. His voice is gravelly, as though someone wore it down with sandpaper. His muddy eyes sit behind golden-brown frames. Juniors still a handsome man. and his silver hair is combed to the right. His back hurts, but not enough prostate cancer he suffered from two years ago would have kept him away for good, but he beat it. Junior stayed optimistic after accepting Christ, but his struggles didnt end. his wife, according to Alachua er, Junior pled no contest to spouse and he was sentenced to seven days Otherwise, we wouldnt still be toHe said this is what happened: Alcohol wasnt involved. Conversation turned to argument. A cop was Junior said he only spent two was released. One afternoon on the plaza, he touch someones hand. If you do Service was about to start at the Church at Orange Heights. Women dumped out coolers and scraped off steeple. tending the Hawthorne-based minwalked into the sanctuary and sat alone in the back. Junior waved at a friend, shook a Junior pointed excitedly at the As the opening bars of AmazJunior rose slowly with the congregation. He sang to himself, hands clasped, eyes clenched. Voices thundered around him: In three decades street preaching When the congregation reached niors right hand shot up, waving side to side. His voice rose higher with the chorus of believers. utes from the church where they ing gate at the end of a country road. It has a front porch for Juniors crosses and a back porch for bird watching. stretches in all directions. A wooden playground sits next to the house. with a 15th on the way, and they visit often. Junior calls this wooded sanctucampus. But even here, the preacher tries to save souls. In early April, Junior hosted a were going to teach the boys to Six hanging targets were perched on a dirt mound by the backyard pond. out. A string of young boys lying on thers sat behind the smallest ones to help balance their shots. gets bobbed, struck. Wild bullets kicked up dirt. Junior sat under a canopy by the house, smiling. A teenager wearing glasses walked by. He doesnt have a faJunior called to the boy. How ing over his target. Junior examined the sheet, his eyes widening. he marveled. with his shooting. He promised both brothers they would all go hunting soon. ALLIGATOR, 5Alligator File PhotoJunior Lofton, a Christian preacher, talks to a group of pro-Israeli protesters and students. Lofton, 73, has been preaching to students for 32 years and typically visits Turlington Plaza three days a week. CAMPUSTurlington Plaza preacher shares word of God, his life

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 Ill probably never forget the Fourth of July last year: I was stuck on a pontoon boat under a bridge in a lightning storm. My family, best friends and I were soaked and freezing, but we sat huddled together and laughed hysterically. I think about that day a lot. After four and a half years, two schools, two majors and four jobs, college looks like a kaleidoscope in my rearview mirror. Its a collage of late nights, coffee, writing on deadline, tears, wondering how I was going to pull XYZ off and somehow pulling it off. College is hard. But what I saw on the boat that day, and what Ive come to realize during the last two years of working at the Alligator, is parts of life. And if doing journalism has taught me anything, it is to embrace the tension. During my last two years at UF while Ive been running around interviewing people and writing headlines and editing things, Ive come to look at life like one big story. As one of my favorite authors Donald Miller explained, writing a story and living tension, confrontation, uncertainty, climax, resolution. newsroom, or at least it is in ours. patchy Wi-Fi and bamboo-matted walls became the setting for a disorganized epic involving dozens of characters that stretched from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. every night. The resolution: getting the paper into the racks and into the hands of students. The climax: seeing someone absorbed in the pages at a bus stop. I traded all my free evenings and down time to be part of that story because although it was hard, it was worth it. Theres something inspiring about writing and giving it away for free. We all like resolution. We like happy endings. But I think the process along the way that gets us to the ending turns out to be the story after all. I dont remember how a lot of things in college resolved: the grades I got on assignments I stressed about, the way seemed so important at the time. But I do remember steps along the way. In my rearview mirror, I see the late nights in Library West when my best friend sounding disrespectful. I see midnight runs to Redbox in cowboy boots and gym clothes when my roommate and I ditched studying. I see the night two fellow editors decided to dye my hair red and gave me bangs using I see sweating and cheering at football games. But like I said, thats the view from my rearview mirror now. As I watch graduation approach over my I can tell its probably going to be messy. But thats nothing new. I cant predict how this next story is going to turn out, but I know the elements for a good story are there. healthy. So heres to good stories, UF: Tell them, and live them. Column Freshman-year me thought it was so cool that UF had a student-run newspaper. Freshman-year me wondered if I would ever write for it. Fast-forward three and a half years, and here I am, spending 30+ hours a week at the Alligator. How did I get here, and how is it over already? I started working at the Alligator last Spring as a copy editor. It was the most fun Id ever had working, and it was where I learned that this is what I want to do for a living. My last shift will also probably be a different kind of blur: involving a lot of tears and the feeling that graduation is really happening. This semester, my job involved a lot of uploading stories to the website, writing headlines that made you (or Google) want to read them and lateAs a soon-to-be grad and a journalism major, Im used to hearing the usual stress-inducing questions. Do you have anything lined up after graduation? Are you still a journalism major? Just because your degree is in journalism doesnt mean you have to do it for a living. I made my friends here, and I started my career here. UF gave me my education, but the Alligator shaped me as a journalist. There are things Ill really, really hysterically in our daily budget meetings, struggling to do simple math (even with a calculator) and driving home from work at 2 a.m., when its just me, Gainesville Police cars and taxis driving people home from Midtown. Ill miss going to Checkers after sit in the parking lot and unwind with my closest friends. (Really, this is our idea of a party.) Ill remember the craziest night of journalism Ive experienced, huddled over a writers computer screen, copy editing our front-page Tiffany Sessions story with three other editors on read, by the way. When and where else do you get the chance to make a newspaper every day and love nearly every minute of it? Sure, this 70s frat house building could use some new carpeting, chairs and walls. And computers. And desks. (We lost three chairs in one week this Yes, a faster Internet connection would be nice. But how much does all of that really matter? Were scrappy, and I love it. Itll be hard to match this experience, but Im not worried. I know well all cross paths soon enough. Column Katherine

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HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.org In the last Student Senate meeting of the Spring semester, senators sparked a controversial debate before approving the Student Government executive branch position recommendations. Although three senators spoke during the con portion of the debate, only Sen. Michael Christ voted in opposition to the recommendations. During the con portion of debate, Sen. Jessica Sullivan and another female senator spoke about the lack of women who had been recommended as agency heads for the executive positions. Christ voiced his opposition for the Accent Speakers Bureau and Student Government Productions agency heads. Christ said he doesnt doubt the qualimended but said people are bred for these jobs. (There are) certain groups on campus that are groomed for these positions. Its not my opinion. Its a fact if you do your own research, he said. Senate can be intellectually honest with themselves theres something there when only one important positions in the Student Government. Christ also said he didnt agree with the decision to recommend two candidates to co-chair the SGP position. He said SG was a wide enigma to students and didnt feel it was accessible enough. Sen. Leah Miller spoke during the pro portion of debate and commented on the position. The people who are up for Accent and SGP have a serious background in both of those agencies, she said. Its bewildering to me that we are questioning that. In response to the application accessibility, Sen. Austin Sherman said the positions were open to all students. He said the positions were well-advertised through emails, publication and website availability. Thousands of students were reached with these applications, he said. I dont think I need to speak anymore on Accent and SGP because if you read the resumes and youve met the people, theyre unportunity to apply. Regards to the number of applicants, I dont think thats the best argument because these people care enough to apply. Student Body President Cory Yeffet, who aided in compiling the list of executive position candidates, said the lack of accessibility to SG was nonexistent and that he approved of every recommendation. I assure each of you that all 100 percent of these nominations are going to do an incredible job for this Student Body, he said. Two of the recommended candidates Michael High for athletics and recreation executive secretary and Destiny Goede for Greek affairs cabinet director were stricken from the recommendations list before senators voted. Senate President Dylan Fisher said the candidates contacted the executive board, and due to personal reasons, were unable to accept their recommendations. In addition to the executive branch approval, senators approved a resolution honoring the victims of the Fort Hood shooting as well as funding for the Graduate Student Council Welcome Week Events and a Ramadan lecture series. 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 Senate approves Accent, SGP executive positions after debateJordan McPherson / Alligator StaffStudent Body President Cory Yeffet speaks about the Student Government executive branch recommendations during Tuesdays Student Senate meeting. Other candidates did not accept recommendations

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 ERIN MEISENZAHL-PEACE Alligator Contributing WriterIf a Santa Fe College student needs to use the bathroom, there are two options: male or female. If students identify as both, or look like one but identify as the and possible harassment from other students. SFC Faculty Senate voted to change that Tuesday, with a 27-0 consensus in favor of a resolution that expands the colleges antidiscrimination regulations to include members of the LGBTQ community. If we have it on paper, we can set a precedent, said student Sen. Wallace Mazon, who authored the resolution. We can take action to swoop down on this harassment. Mazon said the issue surfaced after a recent harassment incident in which a student was followed off campus to Publix being heckled for using the wrong bathroom in the SFC cafeteria. The resolution would add sexual identity, gender identity and gender expression to the list of protections offered by College Rule 2.8, SFCs nondiscrimination and harassment policy. This was a battle that was won today an important battle, said George Briggs, senator for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Ive been through this in the past, supporting this resolution the past two times its come We have a tough battle in Career Service Council, but I believe we can win it. Although the Faculty Senate approved the rules expansion, there are three governing bodies that oversee SFC: the Student Senate, Faculty Senate and the Career Service Council. According to Student Senate members, SFC President Jackson Sasser needs all three bodies to be in agreement before he will take a side on a controversial issue. The past two times, the Career Service Council has put the brakes on the resolution. In the past, there have been individuals who have cited personal judgments, and personal judgments have stood in the way of progress, said Student Senate President Jeremy Pierce, who presented the issue to about 40 faculty members at Tuesdays meeting. We hope that this time around folks wont interject their personal judgments but do whats good for all of the students. At UF, a similar code already exists. The UF Non-Discrimination Policy states that the university is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, genetic information and veteran status. But Pierce said personal politics and legal issues are whats holding SFC back. He continued: I feel like it will pass (the Career Services Council) because leadership is different. Santa Fe is moving in the direction of a more diverse college.SFC LGBTQ rule up for approval againMatthew Martyr / Alligator StaffBreaking FastUF biology graduate student Travis Guy, 31, celebrates the end of Passover with Humble Pie pizza at Hillel on Tuesday evening. We hope that this time around folks wont interject their personal judgments, but do whats good for all of the students.Jeremy PierceStudent Senate presidentCareer org rejected it twice

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 11 Matthew Martyr / Alligator Staff UF telecommunication freshman Matthew Szlasa, 19, and accounting graduate student Jacob Sperber, 23, eat wings and share some laughs at Gator City on Tuesday evening. LAUGHING REDUCES STRESS. ASHLEY KOBZAAlligator Contributing WriterGiggling your way to good grades may be a possibility. According to the results of a new study by Loma Linda University in California, laughter increases short-term memory in older adults, as well as reduces stress hormones, lowers blood pressure and increases mood state. Humor is very interesting as a research topic, Dr. Glen Finney, division chief for behavioral neurology at UF, wrote in an email. Laughter may be our way of telling ourselves and others to relax. Finney said the study highlights the importance of behavioral neurology and neuropsychology in understanding how humans function. (Laughter) may have to do with thinking about something more positive, said Joanne Byars, a behavioral neurology fellow at UF. It could be providing a different perspective on the world. The study of laughter is an Loma Linda study is a promising step for the future of behavioral neurology. For students like De-Vaughn Williams, a 22-year-old UF food science and human nutrition senior, laughter could be a cure for He said bringing laughter into his medical profession could be a smart career move. The biggest issue right now is being able to afford health care, Williams said. Laughing is free. STATE DOMINIC UTTERAlligator Contributing WriterAmazon.com announced last week it will be charging sales tax for Florida customers. The 6-percent tax will be applied to all goods purchased except groceries, medicines and vitamins and supplements, lining up with Floridas tax laws. Ty Rogers, a spokesman for Amazon, wrote in an email that the online retailer will be required to collect sales tax starting May 1. The tax was spurred by the retailers plans to add two additional warehouses in Florida, according to a Tampa Bay Times article. Chelsea Byard, a manager at Zells Hardware, located at 3727 W. University Ave., said her store having to charge sales tax has put them at a disadvantage to online retailers like Amazon. Byard said the tax on Amazons goods will help. She said although shelves are barer than they were when the store opened 50 years ago, the store still tries to provide the best service at the lowest prices. Of course our stuff is a bit more expensive, but we have to survive, she said.

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12, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 TWELVE PEOPLE WILL BE APPOINTED TO A COUNCIL. JONATHAN ARNHOLZAlligator Contributing WriterThe University Athletic Association is looking to gain perspective on the fan experience by creating the Fan Advisory Council. Jenn Mereby, UAA guest services coordinator, said 12 council members will offer suggestions for how to improve the gameday atmosphere. Mereby said the UAA will select representatives from several season-ticket-holder demographics, including current students and boosters. She said staff members typically work during games, preventing them from watching as fans, which is why the councils perspective will be valuable. Applications, which close on Sunday, are on GatorZone.com. Mereby said the councils diversity could provide insight on entertaining fans of all varieties. The issue that needs to be discussed is how we can help students come in, but at the same time help people who have been season ticket holders for 40 years still have a good time at the game, she said. Although the council will focus on football, the insight could be applied to other sports, she said. Michael Tomonto, an 18-yearold UF mechanical engineering freshman, said the council is a way the athletic department can reconnect with fans after a losing season.UAA to consult fans on how to improve gameday experience

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 13 LOCAL JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgA new bill to allow concealed guns in public without a permit is being met with opposition from the Alachua County sociation-backed bill, would allow legal gun owners to conceal weapons without a concealed carry permit in a mandatory evacuation caused by a state of Local law enforcement has the authority to declare a state of state of emergency evacuations in 2012 and drought conditions Alachua County Sheriffs Becky Butscher said the department supports the sheriffs associations stance because theres no real clear boundaries with Its kind of a huge safety isheightened emotions, weapons aide, said it was sparked from concerns following Hurricane Obviously this isnt allowing anyone to break laws, Supporters of the bill, like tor Sean Caranna, said the current law prohibiting concealed carry without a permit violates Taking away peoples right to bear arms when the state cant come to protect you is a violation of the very core of the Cherie Bynum said the bills ambiguity can be a problem if people misunderstand its unclear as to when the evacuation ends, and therefore when the law stops protecting those At the same time, she said The 20-year-old member of Society said if anything should be reformed, its the stand Im not the biggest gun supporter in the world, but I do Emergency gun bill faces kickback IT ISNT FDA-APPROVED YET. CHRISTINE ALVAREZAlligator Contributing WriterAccording to the Palcohol webHowever, the hype of the unusual alcohol concept was shot down Monday when a representative for the federal bureau said the approvals were Lipsmark, the privately held company that owns Palcohol, responded by saying the disapproval of labels does not mean disapproval of the the labels and does not currently have The very nature of the product facilitates potential for its misuse, which could increase the risk of alcohol overdose and negative consequences associated with high-risk alcohol consumption, wrote Julia Rae Varnes, a specialist at GatorWell Health Promoa bartender at :08 for almost three I think that theyre going to bring it with them inside of the bar instead of She said if Palcohol becomes a fad, Sneaking in a packet of Palcohol water could go against policies listed on the the University Athletic Assosecurity checks where theyre checking everybodys pockets and purses, Palcohol draws reaction Obviously this isnt allowing anyone to break laws. Its allowing them to evacuate. Edward Metzgerlegislative aid for Heather Fitzenhagen

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SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.org hours for one professor might might. UF professor Clay Calverts last name is now synonymous with mass media law and a porn honor the professor by taking his name to the porn industry. Casey Calvert, a rising star in time at UF. The Gainesville native thought pornography was illegal mass media law as a sophomore, where she learned that the industry was legitimate and thriving. be where I am right now, Casey said. Im happier than Ive ever been. The 23-year-old asked to be UF College of Journalism from a student who had spotted email, and she sent an apology to Calvert shortly afterward. I was startled to learn and taken my last name for her porn name, Calvert said. movies, she didnt kiss a boy until said she lost her virginity senior year. to go out and get a boyfriend, she said. an Orlando man looking to do a bondage shoot. happened past her being nude, tography further, modeling for more than 300 shoots that spanned was trumped this year by a fan movie Gremlins 2: The New fantasies, she said. opportunity. over-the-top rough. I was so nervous that day. nervous before shoots but a perdid everything under the sun in pornography. One year and more than 100 men later, Casey grew from a Though she didnt take home any industry. Casey isnt the only UF student rent students modeling for fetish shoots. time at the university, she knew ists for students now entering the adult industry who walk the thin vate lives. We use stage names for a reason, she said. If a girl wanted to responsibility. mostly untrue. Most girls are there time in the industry was unrivaled life. I love all the different opportunities that porn gives me, she go to work and I make art. ALLIGATOR, 15 Courtesy to the AlligatorCasey Calvert graduated from UF in 2012. The 23-year-old works and lives in Los Angeles, one of the major porn-producing cities in the U.S. UF alumna porn star takes stage name from UF professor I was startled to learn and discover an adult video star had taken my last name for her porn name.Clay CalvertUF professorClay Calvert taught Casey Calvert law

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18, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 Courtesy to the AlligatorTia McDonald, a 20-year-old UF public relations senior, took the crown at the Miss Florida United States 2014 Pageant. CAMPUS SONIA PORTALUPPIAlligator Contributing WriterAnother UF student took the stage and the crown at the 2014 Miss Florida United States Pageant last month. Tia McDonald, a 20-year-old UF public relations senior, will go on to represent Florida in the national Miss United States competition in Washington, D.C., from July 4 to 6. Theres so much that goes into (nationals), McDonald said. Were going to be there a week ahead of time for appearances and practicing for the different categories of the competition. McDonald said she found local competition to be tough but used her public relations skills to win the title and go on to nationals. UF has really prepared me for nationals, McDonald said. (In earlier pageants) I didnt go in with any kind of business or public relations plan, and I had no idea how to reach out on social media. Miss Florida is no stranger to pageants. She estimates she has won 75 pageant titles and about 30 crowns since she started competing as a 6-monthold. Tina Chisholm, Miss Florida United States pageant director, was one of application for this years pageant. The fact that she is so educated and such a go-getter made Tia stand out, Chisholm said. McDonald said she plans to use Her passion for community serage 10, when her mother, a nurse, had a patient with Down syndrome She kept on saying I want to be in pageants. I want to be in pageants. But there werent any special needs So McDonald created one. Our Shining S.T.A.R.S. has grown into a full-blown pageant that has crowned more than 500 kings and queens at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. UF public relations student to represent Florida in Miss United States competition Former Miss Florida United States winners who received degrees from UFMelissa Witek 2005 winnerKristen Berset 2004 winnerCarrie Ann Mewha 2003 winnerJulie Donaldson 2001 winnerKristin Ludecke 2000 winner UF has really prepared me for nationals. (In earlier pageants) I didnt go in with any kind of business or public relations plan, and I had no idea how to reach out on social media.Tia McDonald20-year-old UF public relations senior

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ABOUT 25 ARTISTS WILL PERFORM, TOO. BRANDON KRUMINSAlligator Contributing WriterMay 1 has the potential to go down in Gainesville history maybe even world history. Gator Stompin, organized by the Pledge 5 Foundation, is a pub crawl in its 32nd year. This year the organization is boasting a world-record attempt for the worlds largest pub crawl. In order to break the record, more than 4,700 people would have to check in at each of 10 bars, said Jason Bowman, director of the foundation. Every year the event grows, so I would anticipate sometime in the next few years Gainesville will hold the record for worlds largest pub crawl, he said. The current record is held by Crawl for Cancer for a pub crawl in Kansas City, Mo., that took place last year, according to the Guinness World Records 2013. Gator Stompin includes almost every bar in Midtown and downtown, and many restaurants are involved as well, he said. Pledge 5 is expecting more locations to participate than the 85 that stomped last year. Although it started as just a pub crawl, the event has turned into a festival over the years. The additions of music, food, activities and a kickoff concert on Bo Diddley Community Plaza have helped it expand, he said. I heard Waka Flocka (Flame) was going to be there, and thats what caught my interest, said Jonathan Haney, a 20-year-old UF marketing sophomore who is attending the crawl with his roommate. Bowman said about 25 artists will perform, including Wolfgang Gartner, Hoochie and Chuck Ragan from Hot Water Music. Heather Lilholt, director of community events for Pledge 5, said for those who are a part of the organization, the event is more than just a pub crawl. When people come out and support the cause, youre not just supporting local business, but youre supporting a great foundation that is working toward generating volunteers, Lilholt said. Its all in all a good cause, no matter what way you look at it. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 19 Matthew Martyr / AlligatorGator Stompin, a pub crawl organized by the Pledge 5 Foundation, will attempt to break a world record on May 1 by having more than 4,700 people check in to 10 bars each. Gator Stompin organizers hope to break pub crawl record MOST WERE BABIES. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJACKSONVILLE Nearly three dozen sea turtles that were rescued on Cape Cod last fall were released off Florida waters Tuesday. The 31 endangered and threatened sea turtles spent months at the New England Aquariums rescue center near Boston. The group was transported in a caravan of three cars to the sand dunes of Jacksonvilles Little Talbot Island State Park, where three aquarium biologists and six rescue volunteers unloaded the sea turtles in their individual padded plastic crates and placed each one about 30 feet from the breaking waves, the aquarium said in a statement. What better way to celebrate Earth turning dozens of rescued and endangered animals to their ocean home, the statement said. The turtles were mostly juveniles, including 28 Kemps Ridleys, the most endangered, two loggerheads and one They washed up last November and December in the frigid waters of Cape Cod Bay and slowly became hypothermic. At the aquariums sea turtle hospital in Quincy, Mass., they were treated for malnourishment, dehydration, pneumonia and other blood and organ disorders. More than 80 sea turtles have been taken to the New England Aquarium so far this year.31 sea turtles released into Jacksonville watersCAMPUS NATHAN KINGAlligator Contributing WriterUniversity Police will soon be on the prowl for bikes left on campus over Summer break. around campus beginning in about a week and continuing into the Summer A term, UPD Capt. Jeff Holcomb said. The easiest thing for everyone is just take the bike home with you, Holcomb said. Police will scope out areas around residence halls and put bright orange tags on bikes in the areas, he said. Students can remove the tags, and the bikes will not be impounded. Holcomb said he encourages students to register their bikes with the department, which can The registration process is simple: a UF decal is put on the bike. Then, the bicycles serial number, make, model and other general details are entered into the database and the owners contact information is recorded, Holcomb said. If a registered bike is impounded by UPD during the summer, the owner will be emailed and given an opportunity to pick up the bike within 30 days before it is sold into auction, Holcomb said. Bike Works, a local bike shop, is offering students another alternative. The shop, located at 2300 SW 34th St., is charging $10 a month to store students bicycles at its facility during the summer. Tony Cousins, manager of Bike Works, said the shop offers a safe and secure place to store the bikes. Kevin Montes, a 20-year-old UF physics sophso he doesnt have to leave it on campus and risk it being impounded. Sure, my bike isnt worth much to others, but shes gotten me through this semester, Montes said. Ill do whatever it takes to keep her for another one.UPD to begin taking unused bikes The easiest thing for everyone is just take the bike home with you.Jeff HolcombUPD Capt.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 21 Alex Maminakis / Alligator Study Break THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott supvisitors. Gov. Scott backs beer growlersSTATE A FORMER UF FOOTBALL SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.org When Trautwein got the call, she four weeks ago of a controversial recall on ignition, cutting her power steering, power GM recalls too late for family We are deeply sorry, and we are working to address this issues as quickly as we can.Alan BateyGM North America President, in a release

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SHAYNA POSSESAlligator Staff Writersposses@alligator.orgErica Browns 4-year-old son doesnt understand why his family cant go home. Brown and her three children have been living in a hotel since early January because of the mold in their Horizon House apartment. The complexs mold problem has driven residents to sleep in their living rooms and throw out hundreds of dollars in belongings. I want a place where I can not be worried about things getting into the walls and into our lungs, the 26-year-old single mother said. couple months after moving into the complex at 1515 NW 10th St. Brown and her two daughters suffer from asthma, so after spotting mold, she immediately called maintenance. It was months before an employee came by, sprayed bleach and painted the area. The complex offered to move her to another apartment, but she knew it wouldnt make a difference. Resident Walette Mulberry, 38, had been year, its gotten worse. For months, she and her two kids slept in the living room. One of the three bedrooms served as the closet and changing area. The other rooms were covered in mold. Onteria Lawrences 4-year-old son, Timarkis Archie, played while she shoved a moldy bureau down the stairway leading up to her second-story apartment. I cant afford to throw this away, but I got to, Lawrence said. Even my Bible, the Holy Bible, I have to throw away. Shes lost six pounds from the stress, watching as her kids got colds and ear infections she couldnt prevent. The residents have no choice but to stay. Horizon House Apartments and its sister property, Sunset Apartments, are government subsidized. Federal agencies give low-income residents vouchers to help pay rent. The complexes residents couldnt afford apartments without the Section 8 housing program. They also cant afford to leave. City code enforcement has no standard for how much mold makes an apartment unlivable. In the Florida humidity, its a lost cause, said Gainesville city spokesman Bob Woods. The department can only issue a violation if theres a physical problem like faulty plumbing or a leaky roof. The mold in Horizon House is most likely due to humidity, according to an email from code enforcement division manager Christopher Cooper. A late-January memo says the complex put the families up in hotels while the situation was remediated. Months later, Browns family still shares the studio hotel room the complex started paying for after code enforcement visited. In early February, her neighbors received a notice from Horizon House that said the mold problem was being handled. Donald Mitchell, 27, whose cousin lives there, said so far theyve knocked down a couple of walls. Trying to cover their mistakes, he said. No one wants to be uprooted from their homes, but theres nothing the city needs to do at this time, Woods said. That is, unless the families choose to pay for private companies to take air-quality samples. Neither code enforcement nor the county health department has the resources to conduct tests. But if results show the amount of mold in the air is hazardous, the property owner can receive a citation. Woods isnt sure of the threshold. He said he imagines the test results will state if a location is unsuitable for human habitation. In that case, the situation would fall under Chapter 13 of the city ordinances, which says owners creating dangerous conditions are in violation. Anthony Dennis, environmental health director for Alachua Countys Department of Health, gets a lot of calls about mold. He never recommends testing: It tells tenants what they already know. Dennis mostly hears from renters who are stuck in leases. All he can do is offer advice and pass along pamphlets. Youll know if you have taken care of the problem because you can breathe, he said. But if its beyond repair, theres nothing the health department can do. It, too, has no enforceable standard. Establishing one would be helpful, Dennis said, but because people react differently Florida, there will always be spores. Its when humidity climbs to more than 50 or 60 percent that theyll grow on household objects. Mold loves leather. Around the corner from Horizon House, Hayley Reese points to her 8-year-old daughter playing in the Sunset Apartments courtyard, 1500 NW 12th St. Reese, 27, said the girl sometimes thinks people are watching her at night. Once, she blocked the windowsill with a pillow. In two days, it was covered in mold, Reese said. Poor air circulation is a major contributor to mold, Dennis said. Renters often keep their air conditioning off because of high utility costs or dont have working units. Reese is a waitress. Her husband is unemhow tight money gets, the air conditioning or heat is always on. The unit is one of the few appliances that works. Mondays, and when it is open, the phone goes to voicemail. Management did not return calls about this story. The courtyards of Horizon House and Sunset apartments are never empty. In the morning, mothers sit in lawn chairs, gathering the energy to change into work uniforms. At noon, young men greet their neighbors in single-strap sandals, passing around Black & Mild cigars. After school, kids run through the sand, laughing. Most of the residents know each other by bors number, though they think their cousin or sister or homeboy might. But every day, they hang out in the courtyard together. No one wants to go inside. 22, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 LOCALSubsidized housing residents trapped despite mold problems

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. SS & VA ARE WELCOME!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 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. Own B/B, on bus stop close to UF. Avail 6/1 for yr lease. Pool, hot tub, tennis, gym, $400/mo + 1/3 util. Tiffany 321-446-5009 5-29-14-14-1 3BRs avail in a great 4BR/4BA renovated. Well furn student apt Countryside at the University condo. $350/rm/mo. Starting 8/15/14 or before. hi-speed internet & cable incl. in rent. HDTV & DVD, W/D, walk-in closet, patio, on Bus rts 9, 35 & 36. (1.2 mi to UF) Bball, vball, pool, spa & gym. Indiv leases for students Call or text 813-731-7747 or email. jigishanyc@yahoo.com 5-13-14-5-1 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse, walk to UF & Downtown. W/D and off street parking. Avail 8/1 for 1 yr. lease. $425 mo.+ 1/2 util. Call or text 305-982-7218. 4-23-14-4-1 $450/mo May-Aug Furn'ed Pvt BR+Ba incl utils, WiFi, W/D, TV. 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 Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. 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 8-18-14-25-2 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 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 1, 2, & 3BRs. Tile in LR, kitchen & bathrooms & bedrooms. Hardwood floors, cent A/C, ceiling fans, W/D hook-ups. Several locations, some walk to UF. Starting at $450/mo. Must See! Call 352-215-7780 4-23-14-72-2 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 TOP QUALITY GREAT LOCATIONS Upscale 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 Block to campus on north & east side. Year leases available beginning summer or fall. No pets. K & M Properties 372-1509 8-18-14-26-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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24, ALLIGATOR 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 8-18-25-5 AUCTION Custom Home on 145 acres and 16 Home Sites at Lake Guntersville Some selling Absolute Scottsboro, AL Saturday May 17th 10:00am www.targetauction.com 800 4733939 djacobs#5060 4-23-1-5 LOANS FOR LANDLORDS! We Finance From 5-500 Units As Low As 5.5 %. 1-4 Fam, Townhome, Condos OK. Contact B2R: 1-855-940-0227 www.B2RFinance.com 4-23-1-5 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. 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 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a 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 8-18-14-25-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy or Sell!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-23-14-72-10 Party Supplies: Complete line of Bar Supplies, glassware, Liquor Pours, Shakers, Professional Cooking Utensils. R.W. Beaty Co. 1120 N. Main St., Gainesville 352-448-3433 beatyequip@aol.com 4-2314-72-10HORSES & GOATSFOR SALE Charlie 352-278-1925 4-23-72-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. 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

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ALLIGATOR 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.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.

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26, ALLIGATOR 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. 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 8-18-1425-14 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 BEST PART-TIME JOB IN GATOR NATION 3 Miles from Campus $11.25/ Hr to Start | $12-$15 After Training Flexible Schedule | Ideal for Students Call Today (352) 2640044 5-13-14-1614 CARPENTER Skilled high production construction carpenter. CONSTRUCTION ASST Assist with planning and working with subcontractors on the rebuilding of 30,000 sq.ft. of office space off of I-75. Order materials. Provide clerical support. Full or part time. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment. 4-23-14-10-14 University of Florida Survey Research Center 720 SW 2nd Ave. suite 156 Hiring for Summer Apply Mon-Fri 9am-8pm 392 2908 ext. 105 $9.00/$9.50/hr + Incentive + Paid Training Bilingual SPANISH Speakers Needed http://www.bebr.ufl.edu/survey/hiring 4-23-14-7-14 RGIS, LLC PT Hourly Work Flexible schedules$8/hr to start, apply online at RGIS.com 5-29-14-11-14 SPEND YOUR SUMMER AT CAMP LOCHEARN IN BEAUTIFUL VERMONT. Now hiring Horseback and Tennis instructors for very competitive pay. Camplochearn.com or call 802-333-4211 ask for Tony or Blake in our Gainesville office. 6-12-14-14-14 Spend your summer having fun in the sun while influencing tomorrow's youth at a girlsonly camp near Gainesville. Meals and accommodations incl. Must be 21. Lfox@girlscouts-gateway.org 4-23-14-4-14 Want to be a CNA? Dont want to wait? Express Training Services now offers a CNA class which can be completed in one weekend. Perfect for busy college students. www.expresstrainingservices.com/ww 8-1814-25-15 Need your home or apt cleaned? Call SWEEPING SUCCESS CLEANERS. We offer cleaning services for students, professionals and seniors. Call today; 352636-8563 or sweepingsuccesscleaners.com Mention "4103" to receive a 25% discount. 5-13-14-19-15 English not your first language?EDIT HELP for papers, personal statements, thesis. I offer edit help. Same day available. $25/hr. 786-838-1525. 5-13-1412-15 Capturimage.com Photo Studio 3 levels of service: (1) Self-Serve with your cell cam, (2) Plus Serve we can help, (3) Full Serve we can do it all. Ph. 338-1113 by appt only. 4-23-14-1-15 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial Aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877741-9260 www.FixJets.com 4-23-1-15 NURSING CAREERS begin here Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for qualified students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando (888)220-3219 4-23-1-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-23-72-16 ACLS BLS PALS CPR/FA American Heart Assoc. cert issued. Convenient scheduling. Teaching gators for over 15 years. Safetynet of Florida. Call us today (800)319-5708 6-10-14-40-16 ADOPTSincere and loving couple with large family, artistic, hard working, pray to find a birthmother. Expenses paid 855-8447751. Shobna & Cosmin. Susan Stockman FL#0342521 4-23-1-16 Devoted, Affectionate, Professional couple will help you, unconditionally love & be hands on with your baby/twins; maintain contact. Allowed expenses paid. Doug & Liz 866777-9344 Susan StockmanFL #0342521 4-23-1-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 8-18-25-18SAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!"Pol Parsley The Thai Elvis With 5-piece Band. Now available for concerts, shows, weddings & special occasions. Call 352-338-0938 or youtube.com. PolParsley. Thank you very much. 8-18-38-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad in the classifieds to find trip arrangements or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Horse Boarding 15 min fr UF $350/$500 Eng/West. Lit arena, 527 acres, show jumps, Lg & Sm dres. rings, 150+ XC Hunter Paces. BHS & Parelli instr 352-258-0317 mistymorninghounds.com 9-19-14-62-24 Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND.Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Miss Sunshine Pop Star Music Pageant Hey Girls! Here's Your Chance Win $5,000 Cash, a Recording Contract, and Much More Prizes! 18+ Only Call (904) 2468222 CypressRecords.com 4-23-1-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. Rocky Creek Paintball In Gainesville It's a Blast!Call 371-2092 4-23-14-72-21 NOW HIRING Outstanding Notetakers and Editors SUMMER 2014 Apply online at SmokinNotes.com 5-20-14-6-14 Swim lesson instructors May thru July. Must be experienced. Needed Mon-Thurs from 8-11AM and/or 5-7:30PM. Send resume and 3 references to jwilby@cox.net 4-23-143-14 Looking for college student to help clean a home on Saturday for 4-6 hours. Pay is competitive. Email: ltouchto@yahoo.com 5-153-14 Caregiver wanted for an awesome young adult with Autism. Looking for someone who would like to gain, or has experience, with a person with Autism. Weekday 2-7pm and occasional weekend hours. Please contact 352-505-9255 or mlgarlin@ufl.edu 5-15-14-3-14 Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway.com EOE 4-23-1-14 Heavy Equipment Operator Career! High Demand For Certified Bulldozer, Backhoe And Trackhoe Operators Hands On Training Provided. Fantastic Earning Potential! Veterans With Benefits Encouraged To Apply. 1-866-362-6497 4-23-1-14 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! 1-888-368-1964 4-23-1-14 ATTN: Drivers! $$$ Top Pay $$$ Be a Name, Not a Number Quality Home Time! 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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Poll questionIs mens golf coach Buddy Alexander one of the Vote online at alligatorSports.org.Florida adds womens basketball commit Read the story on page 29. ADAM PINCUS@adamDpincusLate home run dooms Florida in close game against JacksonvilleAlligator File PhotoKarsten Whitson pitches during UFs 5-0 win against USF on Feb. 20, 2011, at McKethan Stadium. WhitMENS GOLF LAYNE WEITZEL@laynejweitzel Golf coach to retire after second-longest tenure in UF history I dont want this to be a focus on Ryan. Hes been throwing the ball really great for us for three years. The bottom line is JU did a really nice job in that inning.UF coachAlexander

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28, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 AS STEIN ON TVMy childhood is over. Not in the Oh-no, I-just-understood-a-dirty-joke-in-my-favoritechildhood-movie sense. Its legitimately over. In fewer than two weeks from the time this is printed, I will cross the stage at the ure at the University of Florida. After that, I have to make my way in this scary real world that Ive heard so much about. A few months after that, Derek Jeter my favorite baseball player from my favorite baseball team will do something similar, receiving his last ovation from fans at Yankee Stadium as an active player. childhood as a baseball fan. When I started watching baseball as an 8-year-old kid in 2000, Jeter was the be-all, end-all for me. When I had to a do a projpasted a Jeter baseball card to the heroes section. So watching my one-time hero leave the I got a chance to see Jeter play for the last time on Sunday in Tampa. He looked mostly the same. His inside-out swing still laced balls into right But something was different. Something was an extra-inning game against a division rival, no less early. And like Jeter, its time for me to move on to the next part of my life. As an aspiring sports writer, I dont want to be watching games as a fan anymore. I want to be in the press box, watching them, analyzing them and sharing my insights with people. My goal is to one day cover Major League Baseball for a living. Im going to get a small taste of that this summer when I follow in the footsteps of several alligatorSports writers before me and make the 30-hour drive out to Phoenix to cover the Arizona Diamondbacks for MLB.com as part of its annual internship. But to do that and continue toward my namely, my fandom. That will have to do. I have 299 bylines or other various entries in the Alligator archives. This is No. 300. Im thankful for the chance to write every one of them. Each one, hopefully, moved me just a little bit closer to my dream. The Alligator provided me with a chance to develop my reporting and writing abilities. I think Ive gotten OK at them, and there are some people who helped me get where I am now. Here comes the clich thank yous so you can tune out if youre not interested. First, I want to thank Nina, who has seen me through all the stress related to the Alligator and listened to more rants about deadlines, writers, SIDs and the like than I would care to admit. She always has my back, and I cant thank her enough for that. Obviously, I need to thank my parents and family. Without them, I quite literally wouldnt be here. I need to give a shoutout to Joe Morgan, who decided to take a chance on a writer put me on a beat. Thank you for being a great editor and friend. In addition, Id like to thank Greg, Corey, Phillip, Katie, Landon, Pincus, Zoop, Jordan, Julia, Kelcee, Matt and everyone else who helped make my time with alligatorSports memorable. Finally and probably most clich-y I want to thank everyone who took the time to read my articles and columns. I love when people tell me what they think of what I wrote, good or bad, praise or my personal favorite an email telling me that if ignorance is bliss, I must be very happy. Last summer, I was standing in line at the Reitz Union Starbucks, and I heard a man reading my column to a woman he was sitting with. He was reading the words that I wrote down the night before. That was an indescribable moment for me, and I try to take that into consideration whenever I write anything to be published. Someone might be reading this to their friend or child or spouse, so I better make every word count. Thanks for reading.Editor enters adulthood as college career comes to end Adam LichtensteinTwitter: @alichtenstein24

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I never got the musical talents of my mother. She performed as a child with her musical-group family. I perleast tried to). Its something I have always shared with my father. We both attended Palmetto High School in Miami, where his name is carved on an Athlete of the Year plaque from the early 1980s. I used to periodically check out the trophy case during the school day to see if it was still there. We both spent our Saturdays together watching Florida Gators football. I eagerly waited Sunday through Friday for the usual CBS kickoff and that catchy theme song. My adolescent years were spent receiving jabs from Miami Hurricanes fans, who always seemed to reappear when the wins piled up. High school was spent divvying time between the school newspaper and the school baseball team. I turned to journalism once I became a UF student where I also realized the baseball thing wouldnt work out. I still watched games with my father, albeit six hours apart, with him dozing off in his leather chair back home and me sometimes dozing off in the press box watching the Gators try to score. Once I started covering the team, the fervent bond built over the unlikely bounces on sipate. Wilder plan wasnt an option), Ill remember watching Connor Mitchell hit a game-winning single up the middle, or Tyler Murphy becoming the Swamps savior for a Saturday. Theres the roar that radiates from the ODome every time the younger Billy Donovan attempts a three-pointer, too. Such minor moments dont mean much. and go if you dont pay attention. The same goes for those Saturdays back home where highlights with my father outside. The same goes for the lanyards holding two 5-year-old BCS National Championship tickets dangling on a doorknob in my room across from the Swamp. They represent a memory; a time walking through the parking lot at Sun Life Stadium wearing that ticket like a badge of honor: My pops got me to the big game. This isnt a lecture on growing up watching college football with my father, although I feel fortunate that I did. Its more no matter whom they are. Just make sure theyre good at venting and listening. Thinking back to the night of the Final Four earlier this month, I stood in a crowded bar at 101 Cantina with a drink in my left hand and my father on my right. We couldve made the 1,000mile trip to the Final Four. Im glad we didnt. He made the drive instead. The drink of choice evolved from apple juice to gin and juice, but what hasnt changed is having a best friend to watch the game with. While the reasons for watching may change, heres hoping that the people you watch it with dont. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 29 THE ADAM BOMBFootball Saturdays hold meaning for stafferPhoto courtesy to the AlligatorAbove is the authors ticket from the 2009 BCS national title game. Adam PincusTwitter: @adamDpincus GATORS ARE ON A NINEGAME WINNING STREAK. JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Tim Walton likes where his team is at with the regular season drawing to a close. With a nine-game win streak and his team making strides at the right time, the ninth-year coach wants to see UF keep its pace. I always feel like this week and next week are two of the most important weeks of the season, Walsome of our best ball right now. It makes it a lot easier to go back to a good place if we do struggle the next couple weeks. In Floridas road sweep against Texas A&M last weekend its runs while scoring 30 of their own. When were all on and hitting, its great, senior Stephanie Tofft said. We go through the lineup, and everyones up in the dugout, and its just exciting when everyones hitting. Especially at this point in the season since were getting closer to postseason, its great to have people coming up to bat and coming up big. four home games with a midweek ence) tonight at 6 and a three-game SEC) starting Friday. UF faced USF to open the season, winning the contest 10-3 in Tampa. In the had the benwalks and some hit by pitches and good, Walton said. They showed some nice signs of being able to run a little bit, hit with some power up and down the lineup. Added Tofft: Its always a great series between us and them. Theyre a great team. Theyve got some good players, some good pitching, so well see how it goes. Tofft looks to continue her success from Floridas last series against Texas A&M. In the Gators three wins against home runs, notching 10 RBIs and six runs. Her performance not only made her the SEC Player of the Week, but also the NFCA National Player of the Week on Tuesday. It was really exciting to hit well all weekend. I was seeing the ball well, and it was really great to just get some hits, Tofft said. I was really relaxed. Having our pitchers do a good job on the mound helps you swing a little more comfortably when you know theyre doing their best. Added Walton: Its all about timing, I thought she really worked through all of her stuff and overcome maybe some preseason expectations that she might have had of herself. Since transferring from Northern Illinois prior to her junior year, Tofft has been an active contributor for Florida. The Lincoln, Calif., native started position that she only had eight collegiate appearances at prior to earning the starting role at third for UF. .332 batting average, 53 RBIs and 18 doubles. With seven regular season games left, Tofft has a .326 clip at the plate, a team-leading 51 RBIs and nine home runs. Even though weve only had [Tofft] for two years, shes as big of a part of our success as anybody, Walton said. Shes going to give you her all or nothing at all.Florida hoping to continue momentum as USF matchup looms UF Sof tball

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 31 RECRUITING MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Writer@Morgan_MoriartyGood things come to those who wait, or so the saying goes. That adage couldnt be truer when it comes to high school recruiting. For example, cornerback Jalen Thompson quickly went from being virtually unnoticed to being on everyones radar. My recruiting process has blown up a lot. A year ago I had no offers, and now I have 25, Thompson said. I can say Im very blessed and I hope they keep coming. UF offered Thompson, a student at Mobile (Ala.) St. Pauls High, a scholarship in February. Coach Will Muschamp likes the 2015 recruits physicality at corner and playmaking ability on special teams. He says I have pretty good size, good speed and that I use my height to my advantage, Thompson said. And he just loves the way I make plays and return punts for touchdowns. Thompson has tentative plans to visit Florida this weekend depending on his high school baseball playoff schedule. His games last weekend forced him to reschedule last Saturdays planned trip to Gainesville. Thompson has thought about playing both baseball and football while in college. He said that most coaches have told him he can play both.. That could pan out well for him if he chooses the Gators, whose baseball team has the No. 1 RPI in the nation and checked in at sixth in the latest Baseball America poll following a sweep of UGA last weekend. UF defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson, commonly known to his players as Coach T-Rob, has been heralded as the best recruiter on Floridas staff. Thompson said his relationship with Robinson runs deeper than just football. He talks to me on an everyday basis, Thompson said. Not only about just coming to Florida, just asking how my schoolwork is going or baseball is going everyday life. UF has a talented young secondary heading into 2014. Sophomore All-American corner Vernon Hargreaves III anchors the group, and early enrollees Jalen Tabor and Duke Dawson are looking to make an early impact. Thompson said although he likes the possibility of getting playing time early, it is an intimidating concept as well. Its very exciting but also nerve-wracking at the same time, he said. But another year or so, theyll all be playing on ESPN with that good of a secondary. Muschamp and his staff have molded several lockdown corners and shutdown safeties in their four years at Florida. Defensive backs Loucheiz Purifoy, Marcus Roberson and Jaylen Watkins are prospects in this years NFL Draft. Josh Evans started in 11 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a rookie last season, and Matt Elam started in 15 in his rookie season with the Baltimore Ravens. Thompson, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, returned two of his seven interceptions for touchdowns in 2013. He said defensive backs having professional success after UF serves as inspiration for him as a player. Its very exciting, and it gives me motivation that one day I could be like them or be even better than them, Thompson said. Thompson plans to visit Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisville, Alabama and Auburn during the upcoming summer. son the coaching staff missed on some top recruits in the 2014 class, Thompson said he plans to stick with whichever team he commits to before the season kicks off on Aug. 23 regardless of its record. Most of Thompsons family resides in Mobile, which means staying close to home is a factor in his recruiting process. But Thompsons family is supportive enough ever far from Alabama that may be. I plan not to go over 10 hours [away] because thatd be hard for my parents to go to my games, Thompson said. But if I really love the school my mom said she every Saturday.Three-star DB plans to visit GatorsAP PhotoNoah-tableJoakim Noah (13) battles Washington center Marcin Gortat for a rebound during Game 2 of the Bulls-Wizards series Tuesday In Chicago. Thompson

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32, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 BANKS BACK TO FORM FOLLOWING OPERATION. LAYNE WEITZELAlligator Writer@laynejweitzelEric Banks has already overcome much more than any challenge he will face on the golf course. If I hit a bad shot or something like that, I know its not the end of the world because I kind of almost know what the end of the world is, Banks said. Banks, a junior, underwent open heart surgery after a routine physical during his freshman year of college at Florida. At the beginning of April, he won the 2014 David Toms Award, an annual honor presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America given to a male collegiate golfer who has overcome adversity to achieve athletic excellence. I was pretty excited when [Conrad Ray, the GCAAs national advisory board second vice presiI found out, I called my parents right after, and they were all pumped up, Banks said. mester at UF in Fall 2011. Before he began the 2011-12 season for Florida golf, Banks took a physical. It was then that doctors found a second heartbeat. I went in there, and the last thing was the heart guy [Dr. Beard], Banks said. I really hadnt had any heart issues previous to that, and he just kind of caught it before it got real bad. Banks brushed off the physical results and played in three fall tournaments. His parents were still concerned and brought him home to Truro, a town in Nova Scotia, Canada, to be tested thoroughly. of the tests until the SunTrust Gator Invitational in February 2012. His parents made the trip down to tell him that he would need surgery to repair his heart, which had a hole between its two sides. The junior admits now that he still didnt fully understand what was going on. big deal at all, Banks said. I obviously knew there was more to [heart surgery] than it sounded, but I didnt realize that I would not be playing competitive golf for nine months and couldnt even walk up nitely didnt realize the magnitude Because he didnt need to have ished out his freshman season of golf, playing in four regular-season tournaments, the Southeastern Conference Championship and the NCAA Regional and Championships. Two weeks after the season ended, he returned to Canada to undergo his surgery. In the four-hour surgery, doctors cut open Banks sternum, placed him on a heart-lung machine and began the surgery. Banks remembers looking into the mirror before the procedure. Its kind of hard to put into words unless youre actually in that situation, he said. If something went wrong, it couldve been the last day that I was alive. After the surgery, Banks stayed in the hospital for a week. He was then moved home, where he rested for three months. I was in a pretty rough place mentally anyway, so I didnt really want to do anything, so I just sat around all day, and it was awful, he said. I was going crazy. The only form of exercise Banks was allowed to partake in was his rehab, where he would do stretches to keep his chest and sternum loose and walk in 30-second increments. The then-sophomore decided to return to Florida for the fall semester even though he was still in rough shape. At the time it really didnt even seem like an option not to come back, so I just came back and didnt even think about it, he said. Although Banks was in Gainesville, he wasnt physically ready to participate in any tournaments, which didnt affect coach Buddy Alexander. I was just more concerned with the safety and the health and the well-being of Eric in the long run, Alexander said. Whatever he needof knew that he wouldnt be playing small stuff compared to what he had going on. Gainesville, Banks still suffered from an erratic heart rate and irregular blood pressure. He wasnt allowed to do much with golf other than chip and putt. By late September, though, he was allowed to take full swings and increased his stretching and cardio exercises. Our training staff here at UF him back and forth to the doctors and staying on top of it, Alexander said. We just kind of eased him back into it. Banks went to a check-up later in the fall, where he was told that his for the 2013 SunTrust Gator Invitational, but Alexander chose to play him as an individual because the tournament called for playing 36 for 10th place and went on to play in every tournament that spring. Alexander doesnt see one of his best golfers as a victim, but as a tough and mature athlete. I think he dealt with it the same way you would deal with it, too, Alexander said. If you had to do it, whats your option? Banks believes this experience has changed his perspective on life. I appreciate everything, he said. When the weathers nice Ill take a second to step back and just realize that everything in life is kind of not as bad as it may seem. I havent felt this good since I was 10 years old probably, so its pretty sweet.Still swinging: Golfer returns to Gators after heart surgeryJordan McPherson / Alligator StaffEric Banks tees off during Day 2 of the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Feb. 16 at the Mark Bostick Golf Course.