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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 Treon Harris is one of three UF quarterbacks competing to be Jeff Driskels backup. Read the story on Page 29. 86 /73 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 26 CROSSWORD 27 SPORTS 29 ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgThis is your day of reckoning. Those were the words Judge James Colaw said as he sentenced Pedro Bravo to life in prison with no chance of parole for murdering UF student Christian Aguilar. While Christian Aguilar may have been beyond the protection of the law on Sept. 20, 2012, you are not beyond its justice, Colaw said. After almost four hours of deliberation, the jury found Bravo, a former Santa Fe murder of his friend. The state suggested the murder was driven by Bravos jealousy. Shortly after a turbulent breakup with his high school love, Erika Friman, she and Aguilar had begun dating. Throughout the two-week trial, the state presented 26 witnesses and a total of 1,010 pieces of evidence. The defense had one witness Bravo. Bravo may not contact Friman or any member of the Aguilar family ever again. Colaw gave Bravo an additional 46 years for the other charges, which included false imprisonment, poisoning, two counts of lying to police and the improper transportation of human remains. Bravo took the stand to declare his innocence. It doesnt matter what anyone says. I know in my heart what I did. I did not kill my friend, he told the court. The closing remarks of the defense relied heavily on blaming police for an inept investigation, especially concerning searching the parking lot of Streits Motorsports, 4820 NW 13th St., where Bravo said he fought Aguilar and left him for dead. There was zero effort looking for a sign of a struggle, absolutely zero, said Michael Ruppert, of the defense. For fort is wrong. The state had evidence showing Bravos exact purchases, Internet searches and locations from the weeks around the murder. phone location data, which the state said showed Bravo heading west on Archer Road, toward Levy County. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writer bdupuy@alligator.orgWith football student lottery season ticket sales at an all-time low, UF students gathered Sunday for the The UF Alumni Association and the University Athletic Association teamed up to host the pep rally, which brought together about 6,500 students to the stadium the night before Fall classes kicked off. They hoped students would buy up to 1,500 unsold lottery season tickets, the most left over in decades. out since 1979, said Travis Leyndyke, director of ticket operations at UF Athletic Association. He said the event was an attempt to connect students with UF athletes and boost student ticket sales. The event featured UF football head coach Will Muschamp, UF Dazzlers and mascots Albert and Alberta. Throughout the night, UF cheerleaders demonstrated UF cheers for students looking to be VOLUME 109 ISSUE 1 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 WEL COME BA CKNathalie Dortonne / Alligator Staff CAMPUSPep rally held to help sell ticketsPedro Bravo sentenced to life for 2012 Aguilar murder KRISTAN WIGGINSAlligator Staff Writerkwiggins@alligator.orgWhen the basement of Marston Science Library reopens to students Wednesday, few if any will recognize the space. Since the basement was blocked off in May, about $5.7 million worth of renovations have turned the room from dimly lit storage for crusty old docdents. Hopefully, some students can now abandon the and move in here, UF Provost Joe Glover said. The 20,000-square-foot basement features colorcoded zones, denoting places designed for group study, computer stations and individuals. Study and conference rooms are named after scientists, including UFs own Robert Cade, who developed Gatorade. There are two special features: the Made@UF room, which will be used to teach people how to develop apps, and a conference room featuring a giant, 5-foot-by-10-foot touch screen monitor. Adam Brown, the operations manager for the timing to open for Fall 2014 semester was just right. Glover agreed, adding that it was done on budget. A ceremony celebrating the basements renovations will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m.Marston basement to reopen Wed.Bravo SEE RALLY, PAGE 3 SEE BRAVO, PAGE 3


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 MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 TODAYFORECASTFRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY MOSTLY SUNNY 95/72 MOSTLY SUNNY 95/72 MOSTLY SUNNY 92/68 PARTLY CLOUDY 89/70 THUNDERSTORMS 87/72 VOLUME 109 ISSUE 1 Family and friends recall a young man built like a lineman 6-foot-3, nearly 300 pounds with a gentle, joking manner. An aspiring rapper who dubbed himself Big Mike. A fan of computer games, Lil Wayne, Drake, the movie Grown Ups 2 and the TV show Family Guy. A kid who was good at fixing things. A struggling student who buckled down to finish his courses, don his green graduation gown with red sash and cross the stage in August to pick up his diploma. Police said a scuffle broke out with Officer Darren Wilson after he asked the two to move and that Wilson was pushed into his squad car and physically assaulted. Some witnesses have reported seeing Browns arms in the air an act of surrender. An autopsy concluded hed been shot at least six times. Ferguson police identified Wilson at the same time they released a video of an alleged theft showing Brown snatch some cigars in a convenience store just minutes before he was killed. In the video, Brown is shown grabbing a clerk by the shirt and forcefully pushing him into a display rack. Browns family angrily denounced that video as character assassination. Brown was preparing to attend Vatterott College, where he planned to study to become a heating and air-conditioning technician. As friends and family prepare for Browns funeral, a memorial stands on Canfield Drive at the site of the shooting. A sign reads: Hands Up, Dont Shoot, Aug. 9, 2014, RIP Michael Brown. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWHATS HAPPENING?Reception for farm workers An exhibit of photographs illustrating the lives of migrant farm workers and the efforts of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to improve their working conditions is on display at the Mennonite Meeting House, 1236 NW 18th Ave. The exhibit, includes photographs by Gainesville photographers Renee Hoffinger and Scott Robertson, and will continue through Oct. 31. It is sponsored by Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 4 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.NEWS BRIEFSBishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes ROCHESTER, N.H. Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in Foleys honor. Bishop Peter Libasci said even after Foley was captured for the first time in Libya in 2011, he went back again that we might open our eyes. Foleys parents and hundreds of others attended the Mass in his hometown of Rochester, New Hampshire. Afterward, Libasci read aloud a letter from the Vatican extending the condolences of Pope Francis. The crowd filled every pew, and people stood three deep at the back of the church and along both sides of it. Gov. Maggie Hassan, along with U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, attended the Mass. Foley was kidnapped on Thanksgiving Day 2012 while covering the Syrian uprising. The Islamic State group posted a web video Tuesday showing his killing and said it was in retaliation for U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq. In a packed Our Lady of the Holy Rosary church, the bishop frequently addressed Foleys parents and stressed their sons connection to their family. He also prayed for another captive journalist, Steven Sotloff, and all captives. Jim went back again that we might open our eyes, Libasci said. That we might indeed know how precious is this gift. May almighty God grant peace to James and to all our fragile world. A funeral for Foley will be held Oct. 18, what would have been his 41st birthday. The U.S. government said Sunday that Peter Theo Curtis of Massachusetts, a journalist who was held hostage for about two years by an alQaida-linked group in Syria, was released. White House national security adviser Susan Rice said Curtis, who wrote under the byline Theo Padnos, is now safe outside of Syria. At a vigil Saturday night in Rochester, about 200 people gathered to show support for the Foley family. We are honored that you care and love Jim. We are honored that you recognized the sacrifices he made, John Foley said. He loved the Syrian people. He was devoted to telling their story and doing whatever he could to help their fight. The worlds largest bloc of Islamic nations denounced Foleys heinous killing and reiterated its support for international efforts to confront the Islamic State fighters. Iyad Madani, chief of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, said in a statement Saturday that the actions of the Islamic State group have nothing to do with the values of Islam or his organizations founding principles of tolerance and coexistence. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Michael Brown called little kid in big body FERGUSON, Mo. Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, hell be mourned at his funeral Monday, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation. Brown, who was unarmed when he was killed, became an instant symbol of racial injustice as protesters flooded into the streets after his death. Civil rights leaders said the shooting in this predominantly black St. Louis suburb revived long simmering questions about police treatment of minorities across the country. Even as the details of what happened during the Aug. 9 confrontation remain unclear, a portrait has emerged of the 18-year-old Brown. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


prepared for the Saturday game against the Idaho Vandals. UF students could also enter the Mr. Two-Bits Challenge to become the next Mr. Twoown stand up and holler and uploading it on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #Mr2BitsChallenge. Students Leyndyke said he would like to see the rally become a UF tradition. opened up for student ticket distribution at the rally, where students could also pick up their 2014 Pepsi Student Section In a recent email to students, UF athletics director Jeremy Foley encouraged students to enter in the football lottery. Some students, like 21-yearold Matt Duggar, who attended the rally, said he thought the decline in sales was because of UFs last football season. But that didnt stop him from entering in the lottery this year. Duggar, a UF industrial systems engineering junior, said he picked up his block seating tickets at the rally. Megan Giese, a 19-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology sophomore, said she almost did not participate in the student lottery this season. Im happy I got them, she said. Being a Gator means you Lowest ticket sales since 1979 season heading northeast to attempt to commit suicide. In a press conference after the sentencToday is when we start healing, said Christians brother, Alexander Aguilar. Carlos Aguilar said although he had The Aguilars statements to the press echoed the words of Judge Colaw during Aguilar, Colaw said. You took his past, who he had been. You took his future, from him when you took his life. Check out for full coverage of the trial and Wednesdays edition for a special feature. MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR Nathalie Dortonne / Alligator StaffNearly Naked The trial took two weeks; the jury deliberated for four hours BRAVO, from page 1 RALLY, from page 1




Editors Note: A version of this story originally appeared in the July 24 edition of the Alligator.KYLE FOLLANSBEEAlligator Staff Writerkfollansbee@alligator.orgIf youre wondering what the going rate for a man-sized chilli pepper is, Daniel Helfrich will tell you it costs four Powerade bottles and a smile. But his joy of owning such a massive fake fruit burned in the end because it took perpetrators two days to steal his prized pepper. On July 16, Helfrich and his girlfriend, Ellen Toneff, were out for lunch at the Chilis on Archer Road when they saw the plump pepper perched on the parking lot. Chilis was doing some renovations and the giant chili was sitting outside, Helfrich said, a 19-year-old UF classics junior. They joked about the idea of taking it home but talking about it just wasnt enough. The manager told them to speak with the renovation crew, so they started bartering. Helfrich offered some ice cream, but instead, the parched workers wanted something to drink. So Helfrich brought them two blue and two yellow bottles of Powerade. He then called his friend Cool Kyle to help hoist the 200-pound pepper into the back of his pickup truck. We hauled it off in the rain, Toneff said, a 21-year-old UF biology senior. through the front door of his Pavilion on 62nd apartment, so Helfrich and his crew decided to hoist it to his balcony with ropes. Unable to get it to his balcony, Helfrich left tied up to discourage anyone from taking it. That night, the culprits struck. The ropes holding it were cut, and the chili was gone before Helfrich even woke up. He went to work and never noticed that the chili was even missing. A friend told him later that the balcony where they placed it was empty. pepper on Tuesday. The apartment complex has a gated entrance where a guard takes information from new visitors. Someone snuck it past the security guard, Toneff said. She doesnt know how a giant chili could slip by the guarded gate. Helfrich took to Facebooks UF Class of 2016 thread to post that he was missing the chili and that a reward was in store for a succard valued at $20. I had the chili for two days, Helfrich said. But that is the most likes on Facebook Ive ever had. Helfrich had big plans for the chili, like spicing it up with Christmas lights to have as decoration on his balcony. Helfrich and his friends usually do it big for the holidays, so having the pepper would have meant a lot to them. MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Courtesy to the AlligatorDaniel Helfrich, a 19-year-old UF classics junior, stands beside his newly bartered red pepper in the parking lot of Chilis on Archer Road before it went missing. CRIMEUF student feels the burn after his man-sized chili is stolen Editors Note: A version of this story originally appeared in the June 19 edition of the Alligator.ERIN MEISENZAHL-PEACEAlligator Staff Writeremeisenzahl-peace@alligator.orgFlorida Prepaid tuition plan prices are expected to drop nearly $20,000 by next year, according to the Florida Prepaid College Board. The lowered rate is mandated by House Bill 851, which Gov. Rick Scott signed into law last week and will go into effect July 1. It is the same bill that legalized in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants in Florida. The Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Program payment plan allows parents or guardians to by paying monthly installments as the child grows up. More than 11,600 UF students received awards from the program in the 2012-2013 year, said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes. Cindy Lorenzo, a 21-year-old UF biology senior, said shes thankful her parents started investing early. Ive been paying it for so long that the weight of college tuition isnt so heavy on me, she said. Students currently receiving aid will be reimbursed or credited the difference in aid, while future students enrolled in Florida Prepaid will simply pay a lower ticket price from the start. Lorenzo said if she receives the money in the form of a refund, she will still use it for its intended purpose, but for graduate school instead. The fee reductions are an attempt to combat the trend of tuition hikes that have been growing since 2008, when the state enacted a law allowing universities to raise tuition up to 15 percent above the state-mandated rate. We are the largest and longest running prepaid program in the nation, Florida Prepaid College Board executive director Kevin Thompson said in a press release. He said this will make sure the program continues to keep that title. any increase in fees charged above the state-mandated rate for state universities excluding UF and Florida State University, whose fee increases are now limited to 6 percent above the state standard. According to the Florida Prepaid College Board, 4-Year Florida University Plans and 2+2 Florida Plans purchased from the contract year 2011 to 2014, as well as Tuition Differential Fee Plans purchased from the contract year 2008 to 2014, will now cost lower than they have in Payments for new contracts are estimated at $250, down from $350. Those estimates will become concrete Oct. 15, when open enrollment This is good news, said 22-yearold UF advertising senior Maria Eisenhart. She said the decision of whether to sign up for Florida Prepaid has been hard for some of her friends. My best friend got it for her niece, she said. But she said her friend has two nieces and had to choose between the two. Now she will likely be able to afford to pay for both, she said. Eisenhart said she plans to do the same for her future children. You dont know what situation what the child will be in. With Prepaid, she said, at least they have, like, one step in the door.Florida Prepaid prices drop, students to be reimbursed


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, 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. 117 TOTAL VOTES21% YES 79% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Did you get the bursars email about losing your direct deposit account information? Todays question: Did you enter the UF Student Ticket Lottery for football season tickets? White celebrities: Speak up on FergusonAll eyes have been on Ferguson, Missouri, since earlier this month, when unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by Darren But even if everyone in the country is privy to this event and the continued police brutality directed toward American people of color, not everyone chooses to speak who seem to most often dabble in hip-hop culture in an attempt to appeal to or appropriate from the black community, have failed to use their status to speak up about of these celebrities is particularly troubling because they love to implement the behaviors and mannerisms people who speak the same way in their everyday lives style their hair the same way are often told their look is pants down below his waist, but this fashion may be one of the reasons why Darren Wilson decided Michael When white celebrities engage in these behaviors, same behaviors, they are almost always cast in a negaWhen the pot begins to boil, and the time is right for society to engage in a dialogue on matters of privilege, equality their whiteness and fail to engage with the monsters of racism and police brutality, monsters that are attacking remaining targets while they imitate blacks in their acts to be seen as dangerous so when they do it, they can be dont feel its their place to say anything in the matter, or theyre afraid their voices will drown out those of acprominent white supporter of equal rights for people But when social inequality is the issue at hand, taking and strengthening the status quo a status quo that allows the police forces across this country to rapeople do it, but because you actually admire us and value our lives, then now is the time to end your silence TehQuin Forbes is a sociology junior. His columns usually appear on Mondays.Fall 2014: Columnists and Cartoonists WantedFall semester is getting underway, and so is the Alligators nist is one of the most important and rewarding positions seeking a variety of perspectives and opinions that represent No matter your areas of interest or expertise, strong writing skills, a passion for expressing opinions and an ability to meet Applications for columnist positions at the Alligator are due short explanation of your political persuasion liberal, conserOur goal is to make the Opinions staff as diverse and as repApplicants who have previously been published or who maintain a blog should submit two or three examples of your two 500to 600-word writing samples demonstrating the work Columnist positions are unpaid and only open to UF and sponsibility of being a weekly columnist, there are a number of dedicated to providing a forum for as many students as possible editor are printed every day in the Opinions sections of the Alist position, email your resume, cover letter and a selection of Being an opinion columnist for the Alligator is one of the gives you the chance to develop your writing skills and build a Becoming an Alligator columnist is as much an investment WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Colleen Wright Bakr Saliq MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITORTehQuin




Kristan Wiggins is a 20-year-old UF journalism and political science junior and the new editor-in-chief. She has semester at UF mostly at copy desk, preventing readers from seeing its when it should be its. Remember reading This Week in Gainesville? They were probably chosen by her for your amusement. When she isnt spending trying out a new cookie recipe in her tiny kitchen while binge-watching a new show. Hopefully, the future holds an editing or web job for her in Washington, D.C., where shell be around the politics she gobbles up like a season of House of Cards and where she can write the next great American novel in her spare time. Her phone will always be in her hand, so any email or tweet will most likely be answered at stalker-esque speed. Feel free to reach out about cats or grammar puns at or @KristanWiggins. 8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 Colleen Wright is a vertically challenged, Arctic Monkeys-obsessed, sometimes-curly-haired-sometimes-straight-haired-but-always-frizzy-haired 21year-old UF journalism senior and the managing print editor of the Alligator. She dislikes run-on sentences and humidity. Shes worn many hats at the Alligator, including writing as a columnist, a blogger and a warrior during her stint as a Student Government staff writer, but now she just enjoys telling people what to do. Before consecrating her life to the Alligator, Colleen used to enjoy yoga, playing Nintendo Comments? Job offers? Email her at or follow her @Colleen_Wright. Bakr Saliq is a 20-year-old UF journalism senior and the managing online editor at the Alligator. He is often mistaken for the frontman from Toro y Moi, Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) or any hipster black guy with an afro. He began writing for the Alligator, where he handled the hard-hitting, important topics that sent ripples through the average UF students life in his weekly column The Hidden Gems of his name, telling people how to spell his name and repeating his name multiple times as clearly as possible to Starpronounce his name, think soccer with a B. Additionally, if you see something on the site that catches your eye, or you just want to shower him with praise, email him at or tweet him @BakrSaliq. Elliot Levy is a 21-year-old UF public relations and political science senior and the Alligator opinions editor. Though not shy about his progressive political views to the dismay of some of the Alligacited to provide a platform for all of UFs vibrant and diverse voices. In his spare time, Levy enjoys readplaying piano and spending way too much time on YouTube. Who needs TV when you have 3-year-old episodes of CollegeHumors Jake and Amir? Send him letters to the editor, guest column submissions, questions, concerns and links to funny cat videos at Just kidding about the cat videos. Kind of.




Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the July 8 edition of the Alligator.EMILY CARDINALIAlligator Staff Writerecardinali@alligator.orgWhere Tent City once was now lie messily raked piles of debris. A worn path leads to the empty camping area, and bare patches of sand mark where many people called home. July 8 was when bright orange No Trespassing signs took effect. July 8 was when people on the land were trespassing. However, most of the campers had already moved out of Tent City. Gainesville Police visited Tent City, told campers of the eviction date and handed out portunities, said GPD Lt. Brian Helmerson. Some have relocated to other campsites, and some have moved to the woods around GRACE Marketplace, about 5 miles north. To help with the move, the city approved 2,000 one-year bus passes for the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry to give to those who need it. Free bus passes have made it easier for people to get out to us, she said. And once they started moving out here, they found out that we are OK. Arupa Freeman, the founder of Homeless Outreach Mobile Effort (Home) Van, a service that brings necessities to the homeless, has focused her attention on fundraising for new tents to give to campers. Unless they are military-grade tents, tents arent meant to be full-time residences, she said. We are trying to get people a fresh start at their new locations. Tent Citys property owners allowed the campsite. We started off with one homeless man, Old Robert, said Larry Calton, owner of part by. Two or three years later, we had about 150 people living out there with no restroom New residents kept moving in and calling the property where the new Regional Transit System facility is being built. In the group, there were quite a few nice people who were just down on their luck, he said. However, other residents created an unsafe environment on the property, so they had to go. In the meantime, the homeless settle into their new camps. Trash is no longer scattered on the ground, but collected in big, black Hefty their homes. 10, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014Alligator File PhotoGainesville Police Department warns that it will start removing unauthorized residents from the property south of Depot Avenue known as Tent City. Local homeless relocate after Tent City owner starts evictionsHEALTH Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the June 3 edition of the Alligator.EMILY CARDINALIAlligator Staff Writerecardinali@alligator.orgA bad batch of Spice is believed to be the reason 28 people were hospitalized for seizures at the end of May, leading to the raid of a local smoke shop and sending Gainesville residents reeling. Spice is an illegal and highly be bought at convenience stores and smoke shops. The rapidly accumulating number of seizure patients caused the Alachua County Health Department to post on Facebook on May then, the health department has begun an investigation on the chemical components in the batch to see what might have caused the reaction. I dont recall having this number of cases in such a short amount of time, and that is why the Alachua County Health Department is getting involved, said Paul Myers, Alachua County Health Department director. Patients admitted to local hospiwere in altered mental states. But not all patients seized. One case that didnt result in hospitalization involved vomiting and diarrhea. Between May 30 and May 31, the number of cases had jumped from 11 to more than two dozen, and by June 2, the number reached 28. Gainesville-Alachua County Drug Task Force raided Land B4 Time, 604 N. Main Street, on May 31, in conjunction with the seizures. As of press time, the store has remained closed, and the phone number for the store is disconnected. The drug task force seized several pounds of Spice, $2,000 in cash, pipes and a shotgun during the raid, said GPD spokesman Ben Tobias. Spice has been illegal in Florida since March 2012, but distributors skirt the legal issue by changing the chemical composition of the drug and marking it not for consumption. To the outsider, we should just be able to look on the package and see that its Spice, but it unfortunately is not that easy, Tobias said. While the active ingredient in weed, Tetrahydrocannabinol, occurs naturally, Spice is typically a collection of herbs sprayed with labcreated cannabinoids. The seizure is more likely caused by synthetic cannabinoid, which is not like THC, which is what you get from the cannabis plant, said Jamie Solen, associate professor in the department of psychiatry. The THC you smoke and inhale has its own ability to prevent seizures and its own innate ability to prevent the psychosis and delusional state that has been seen in the Spice patients, he said. The synthetic cannabinoid has a stronger effect than THC. Two cannabinoid receptors in the brain absorb the active ingredient in marijuana or Spice. THC only partially stimulates the brain once absorbed, but the synthetic cannabinoids found in Spice turn the receptor on full blast, Solen said. This causes the neurons to overcharge with electricity, and the elecmuscles to seize up, Solen said. The synthetic cannabinoid can also cause an increase in blood pressure to a hypertensive rate, rapid heart beat almost to the state of a heart attack, hallucinations and vomiting. It really impairs you if you smoke too much, said a UF sophomore who asked not be named. Personally, it got me really head high to the point where if I tried to move, at times I would get a migraine. Users are drawn to the synthetic drug by low prices and the promise of a better high, he said. I heard that it got you higher than regular weed, and it ended up Id try it. I only stopped after one of my friends had a terrible trip, and I saw what it could do to him, the 19 year old said. I havent smoked it since. I dont ever plan on smoking it again.Bad batch of Spice hospitalizes 28 in Alachua for seizures


MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 11 Editors Note: A version of this story originally appeared in the Aug. 7 edition of the Alligator.STEVEN KATONAAlligator Staff Writer skatona@alligator.orgKeith Stegath is fed up with politicians and lawyers making deciThats why the 57-year-old UF alumnus decided he isnt going to ing action by running in the Florida 2014 gubernatorial elections in NoStegath, who has a bachelors degree in electrical engineering and a masters in mechanical engineering, said one of his biggest issues is that the state and nation needs Were in the 21st century, but the country is in the 20th century because of politicians today, Stegath not understand the decisions they have to make on the technologies Stegath, running as an independent, said another thing he would like to accomplish as governor is to decriminalize marijuana in the Because Stegath is running as a write-in candidate, voters are going to have to do exactly that: write a name on their ballot, wrote UF proBasically, write-in candidates are protest (or vanity) candidates, much money, voters dont know who they are, and their prospects of But that isnt stopping Stegath, months campaigning while running his Gainesville-based business, Advanced Electric Vehicles, that builds Stegath said one of his biggest other politicians is that they support Scott is shortsighted and doesnt really have any technical knowlhave their supporters who say This is a good idea, and they dont have Stegath also seeks to address zero-impact technologies and form a policy to help college students pay about his platforms or how to vote for a Stegath as a write-in candidate, UF alumnus enters Florida governor race as write-in candidate


12, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 Editors note: A version of this story originally ap peared in the July 10 edition of the Alligator.ALEX HARRIS Alligator Staff Writer aharris@alligator.orgUFs next president could make more than $1 million a year. On July 8, the universitys Board of Trustees unanimously approved the salary recommendations made by Mercer, about $900,000 to $1.25 million. Steven Scott, chair of the presidential search committee, was authorized to negotiate salary for the new president number will be based on the the future president. We just need to have this range carved out, Scott said. Mercer surveyed 12 peer institutions in the 62-member American Association of Universities, of which UF is the only Florida school, to determine an appropriate salary for UFs next president, said Stephen Pollack, one of the Mercer consultants. The seven peer public universities, including academic stars like Penn State, Ohio State and Harvard, are in the 75th percentile of salaries paid to their presidents, said Pollack. Thats in order to attract the caliber of the person you want, Pollack said. Florida tax dollars make up a maximum of $200,000 of a presidents salary. The rest comes from private donations, according to Alligator archives. Current UF President Bernie Machen makes $525,166 a year in base pay, with his total salary reaching $720,594, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Before agreeing to stay an extra year, his total compensation was $565,492, according to Alligator archives.Board of Trustees approves next UF presidents salaryCRIME Editors Note: A version of this story originally appeared in the June 12 edition of the Alligator.KYLE FOLLANSBEEAlligator Staff Writerkfollansbee@alligator.orgdent after back-to-back public masturbation incidents in June. complaint for lewd acts against 18year-old UF student Eric Cody Moxam after a joint investigation with University Police, according to a UF A female student called UPD on June 11 after she witnessed Moxam masturbating while sitting on a bench near Little Hall on Tuesday Gainesville Police also responded on June 9 to reports of Moxam allegedly masturbating near Sorority Moxam has not responded to multiple requests to comment. The woman who reported the incident to UPD said Moxam sat next to her on the bench for about 10 minutes before she noticed him masturbating. She then left the area. Hes trespassed from campus, said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes, meaning Moxam cannot attend class or set foot on campus for an undetermined amount of time. A week later, Moxam was arrested on simple battery charges following an argument with his exgirlfriend at his apartment. He was adamant he did not hurt her. Editors Note: A version of this story originally ap peared in the June 12 edition of the Alligator.ERIN MEISENZAHL-PEACEAlligator Staff Writeremeizenzahl-peace@alligator.orgThe Stephen C. OConnell Center will get a $45 million face-lift next year, UF and the University Athletic Association announced Tuesday. nance the rest of the renovation, which is set to begin in March and end in December of 2015, said OConnell Center Director Lynda Reinhart. The scope of the project is going to be gutting the whole building, renovating it with new seats, new club seating and a club lounge, said Bahar Armaghani, asPlanning, Design and Construction. Armaghani said the main renovation will be a prominent entryway facing east toward the James W. Bill Heavener Football Complex. Reinhart said there are currently four entry points but none of them are distinct. She said the funding will give the center a more modernized look. But not all changes are cosmetic. Internal improvements like plumbing renovations and electrical rewiring will improve comfort and reduce energy consumption, Reinhart said. Two-time All-American swimmer Lindsey McKnight said shes looking forward to the new chairs. Ive known people to even bring seat cushions cause theyre sitting there for so long, she said. Reinhart said UF is planning to relocate practices and concerts during that time but has yet to secure a space. In order to be completed by the December 2015 deadline, the project is slated to begin in March. Were looking at every opportunity that we have to a great project, and were going to have a great product Student caught mastubating in public $45 million to renovate OConnell




14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014STATE Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the July 29 edition of the Alligator.TANIMA MEHROTRAAlligator Contributing Writer Floridas ban on same-sex marriage was declared unconstitutional in July. And since then, there have been three more court decisions. The July 25 ruling by MiamiDade County Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel mirrored the decision made earlier by Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia. Preventing couples from marrying solely on the basis of their sexual orientation serves no governmental interest, Judge Zabel wrote in her opinion. Shortly after, Attorney GenDarren Hutchinson, a UF law professor, said most judges who have ruled in favor of same-sex couples have stayed their ruling in anticipation of appeals by state defendants, as Bondi has done in both Florida cases thus far. This put the ruling on hold until a clean decision is made. Theyre just trying to avoid the chaos that could result if couples started getting married and an appeals court later reversed the ruling favoring same-sex marriage, Hutchinson said. Mallory Garner-Wells, a public policy director of Equality Florida, the organization that same-sex couples, said that it is likely that the Miami and Key West lawsuit will be combined into one case. They ask the same fundamental question: Should Florida recognize same-sex marriages? she said. The Miami-Dade ruling is one of several court decisions striking down same-sex marriage bans in the U.S., most recently in Colorado and Virginia. I think theyre moving past questions about morality to questions about equal protection under the 14th Amendment, Steven Noll, a UF history professor said. Even conservative judges that may feel homosexuality is sex marriage is illegal. Both Garcia and Zabel were appointed by former Gov. Jeb Bush and re-elected. These are not liberal judges castigated by the right as makers of new law. Its not a liberal fringe thats moving the country this way, Noll said. Its people who follow the law. Hutchinson believes that both judges felt comfortable with the ruling because they know public opinion on the issue is shifting. When judges make decisions in controversial cases, they try to be aware of how the decision will be received, Hutchinson said. The judges in Florida know the tide is turning.Judge OKs FL same-sex marriage Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the July 22 edition of the Alligator.ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writer aharris@alligator.orgWhen Stephanie Cruz heard the 2014 lineup for Gator Growl, she screamed. It kind of brings me back to the music we listened to in middle school, said Cruz, a 20-year-old UF computer science junior. Gator Growls lineup of Foster the People, Ludacris and emcee Brooks Wheelan of Saturday Night Live has UF students and Gator fans alike excited. The pep rally will be held Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. on Flavet Field, a new venue for the event that has taken place in the Swamp for the last 82 years. The event will include local food display and a 6-foot wind screen around Flavet Field, said Devin McDaniel, executive producer of Gator Growl. Tickets are available on the Gator Growl website and run $15 for students, $25 for nonstudent general admission and $40 for bleacher seating. Cruz has not been to any of the other Gator Growls during her time nitely motivates her. Shes excited abou the chance to meet the performers. The move to Flavet Field is meant to create a more intimate environticket sales and is a cheaper venue for Gator Growl organizers. In order to drive those numbers back up, McDaniel said her group wants to reinvent the wheel in terms of Gator Growl as an event. McDaniel said her team wants to make Gator Growl more of an event than a show. We have a few more tricks up our sleeves, she said.Growl performers excite




16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the May 27 edition of the Alligator.HANNAH FELLAlligator Writer hfell@alligator.orgBy 2015, all UF residence halls will have central air conditioning. Next summer, central air conditioning units will be installed in Thomas Hall for $1.7 million. Residence halls that previously didnt have A/C only had wall units. Sharon Blansett, assistant to the associate vice president for Student Affairs, wrote that $4 million to $6 million is set aside each year from rent profits for residence hall renovations. For Sara Wedemeyer, a 19-year-old UF geology sophomore, air conditioning is a welcome addition. Things change, and time changes, she said. So if these dorms change, their popularity would change because they wouldnt cater to todays living. Jackie Ramos, a 20-yearold UF nutritional science senior, said although its nice to have air conditioning, the buildings, some of the first residence halls at UF, are losing history. There isnt going to be anything left from the past, she said. Theyll be just like any other building at UF.All residence halls to have A/C by 2015CAMPUS Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the June 10 edition of the Alligator.ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writer aharris@alligator.orgUF has hired 37 professors who may begin as soon as this Fall, as part of the universitys preeminence drive. Last year, the Florida Legislature allocated UF $15 million annually become a top 10 public university, an amount President Bernie Machen pledged to match with private donations. We felt we couldnt use it on facilities, Machen said during a Board of Trustees meeting on June 6. From the very beginning, this has been a faculty-driven process. During Summer 2013, the university sought out proposals for areas of preeminence study from deans and institute directors. They received 52 well-thoughtout proposals and narrowed it to 26 initiatives that would build on UFs current research, as well as new trends on the horizon we cant afford to overlook. UF committed more than $18 million to the 26 initiatives, dwarfing its, at the time, $15 million in preeminence funding. We assumed, kind of like airline scheduling, that we would overbook, Machen said. We were encouraged by the quality of the proposals and the breadth of the proposals. Luckily for UF, Floridas 2014 budget included an extra $5 million for UFs preeminence campaign. The initiatives include topics like big data, cyber security, renewable energy and storage, social network analysis and online learning. UF has hired professors in 15 of the 26 initiatives. Machen said UF expected 50 to The idea was to hire midcareer and distinguished professors that could immediately contribute to Machen said his team decided against hiring junior faculty, citing the time it would take for less-experienced facultys research to mature. Meanwhile, UFs $800 million preeminence plan, of which $285 million has been raised this year, has been divvied up as well. The plan allocated $8 million going to undergraduate support, $21 million to research, $140 million to program support, $85 million to faculty support, $17 million to graduate support and $15 million to campus enhancement. Provost Joe Glover called this an exciting and chaotic period for UF. We moved from a period of recession where the university did almost no hiring at all to a period where suddenly, the deans found that they were having to interview one or two people every day, he said. This has led to some faculty grumbling, but Machen doesnt seem concerned. Thats the kind of complaint I like to hear, Machen said.UF hires 37 professors to start in Fall


MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 17LOCAL Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the Aug. 7 edition of the Alligator.ERIN MEISENZAHL-PEACEAlligator Staff Writeremeisenzahl-peace@alligator.orgStumbling the streets for Gator Stompin pub crawl has been a Gainesville tradition for 32 years. But overspending on this years Gator Stompin may have cost the event its 33rd year unless Jason Bowman can come up with a solution, and fast. The debt is mine and Pledge 5s. Were working to eliminate that, said Bowman, director of Pledge 5 Foundation, the volunteer service organization that has hosted Gator Stompin for the past nine years. Due to an unforeseen drop in thrift store sales and an overpriced concert, Pledge 5 owes multiple employees and nearly 80 bars and restaurants various amounts anywhere from $100 to $10,000 for their participation in Gator Stompin in May. Frustrated and without pay, some disgruntled employees have quit. Pledge 5 is currently facing two lawsuits in small claims court. Former thrift store manager Emsuits on July 28, said Bowman owes her four months of pay. I didnt make a dime, she said. funded Gator Stompin with thrift shop funds, Bowman said. We were in the process of opening the third store while putting on Pledge 5s largest fundraiser, Sacco said. able during Fall and prompted the foundation to open more. The Gator Stompin concert was a success last year, so this year, Bowman shot higher Waka Flocka Flame and Grammy-nominated DJ Wolfgang Gartner would surely increase ticket sales, he thought. Taking in to account artist compensation, venue fees and other concert costs, Pledge 5 paid close to $90,000 to bring the duo downtown. Then spring came, and sales dropped. Average daily revenue stooped to a quarter of what it had been in the fall. We would have been OK if our thrift shop revenue remained steady through the spring, Bowman said. To say it plummeted would be an understatement. The concert was paid for, but Pledge 5 had yet to compensate its employees and had no funds available to reimburse the bars and restaurants. Frustrated and unemployed, Sacco spoke to the U.S. Department the lawsuit, but she said she doesnt expect to get back the money shes owed. I know I will not get that, she said. He simply does not have it. In the future, were going to separate Gator Stompin from Pledge 5, Bowman said. He plans to gain capital for Gator Stompin through an equity crowdfunding website called SeedInvest, which began after the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act deregulated certain online business ventures in 2012. Like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, SeedInvest crowdfunds to start-up businesses. But rather than taking donations, SeedInvest sells shares. He said he believes the crowdfunding plan is viable because Gainesville residents love Gator Stompin and want it to continue. Pledge 5 has been trying to regain that trust by issuing businesses begin to increase again. He has a few employees working in the thrift and he said he canceled the larger of the upcoming Pledge 5 community events, with most of the charity drives and volunteer service events still operational. I wont feel comfortable until everything is right, he said. Even if the crowdfunding plan falls through, Bowman said hes conenough to pay everyone back by the end of 2014, and said Gainesville shouldnt have doubts about Gator Stompin 2015. I really think that were going to get through it, Bowman said.Pledge 5 in debt to local businesses Editors note: A version of this story originally ap peared in the May 22 edi tion of the Alligator.ALICIA SOLLER Alligator Contributing Writer The College of Fine Arts is now the College of the Arts, but students wonder if the degree The change is designed to name for all of the programs under the college, said Leah Craig, the public relations and marketing manager for the College of the Arts. Fine no longer represents the college as it used to, she said. Its not just visual arts, Craig said. Now we have music, dance, theater and digital arts programs. Adreenah Wynn, a 20-yearold UF art and technology junior, said she prefers College of Fine Arts over the new title. My friends and I wish we could have found out about it through email or a newsletter. I only found out through Facebook, Wynn said. I wish we had more input. She is also concerned about how the name change will affect her degree. prestigious, Wynn said. She pline and sees the arts as too general. Ivette De Santiago, a 20-yearold UF art and technology junior, is also concerned about ed on her diploma. She doesnt see the name change having a direct effect on students. As long as it doesnt affect the curriculum, I dont think it will change what will happen in the classroom, she said. Craig said the name change will come slowly, with changes in building names, websites, brochures and other literature. Students like Wynn dont see immediate change coming either. She said she thinks that it will probably take at least a year for her and her peers to even start saying College of the Arts.College of Arts drops


Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the Aug. 5 edition of the Alligator.HANNAH FELL Alligator Writer hfell@alligator.orgCourtney McEwen spent her summer saving up for a new bike. The 19-year-old UF nutritional sciences sophomore said she loves her new set of wheels. She likes to ride it to the grocery store, to the gym, where she works. She cant wait to ride her bike more in the future. But starting in the Fall, the one place she cant ride her bike is through the Norman Tunnel. Due to several complaints from UF faculty and other members of the UF community, a construction team will renovate the tunnel to make it safer for pedestrians. The team will install a series of posts and the bicycles. the tunnel really isnt as safe as wed like it to be, said Scott Fox, director of Transportation and Parking Services at UF. When bicyclists enter the tunnel, many of them struggle to build up enough momentum to pull their weight up the steep incline at the other end, Fox said. In the past, they tried to create separate lanes for bikers and pedestrians, he said, but they had limited success because people really dont stay in their lanes. lines and signs placed in the tunnel were ineffective because they ended up getting covered up. Our goal is to create a safer tunnel experience for everybody, Fox said. When McEwen rides over to Norman, she said she wont mind hopping off her bike. She said she understands that some might be annoyed by the changes. But if the renovations mean that people will be safer when using the tunnel, its a good trade-off. At the worst, it will add 30 seconds to your travel time if you are a biker, she said. 18, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 Tunnel addition improves safetyCourtesy to the AlligatorPedestrians will have to weave through the posts, and bicyclists will have to slow down or get off their bikes to safely pass through the bars.LOCAL Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the July 1 edition of the Alligator.ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writer aharris@alligator.orgIllegally parking at a friends apartment complex just for a minute now has an even more expensive consequence. The Gainesville City Commission voted 5-2 to raise the rates of roam towing during a meeting on June 19, which raised the rate from $76 to $100 for light-duty vehicles. Mayor Ed Braddy and Commissioner Randy Wells voted against the measure. 1994, when the roam towing rate was $70, Commissioner Todd Chase said. Since then, towing companies argued, and expenses have gone up. At the meeting, UF Student Body President Cory Yeffet spoke against the decision, which mission meeting. Yeffet said he would support raising towdata, but he called this jump unsubstantiated and arbitrary. He voiced concern that rising fees would increase predatory practices of local roam towing companies. pretty high as is, he said. Especially compared to the cost of getting your car towed regularly if it breaks down. UFs Student Senate has been vocal against towing fee raises in the past. They passed a resolution against rising fees in 2012, when the tow rate hike was last discussed, according to Alligator archives.Gainesville roam towing fee to rise after City Commission vote




Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the July 22 edi tion of the Alligator.ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writer aharris@alligator.orgThe Longest Handy Ever didnt last very long. the penis, set up on a white display shelf fesstreamers. Contest organizer and store manthey may not leave for any reason, and the last hand on the penis wins the prize. leaves to walk her dog. world, one orgasm at a time. run. He works retail and moonlights as a DJ two nights a week. away. Gonzales and Savery realize they have tion and shares the goodies. ents, she laughs. ALLIGATOR Alligator File Photo FEA TURE Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the June 5 edition of the Alligator.ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writer approved in the past. renovated




Editors Note: A version of this story originally appeared in the June 5 edition of the Alligator.ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgAlan Shapiro began his horticultural career cutting grass, and soon, he may be growing it. Located down a bumpy, native plant-lined dirt road is Grangional plant nursery with clients including Disney, UF and Busch Gardens. ers and herbs in his greenhouses. Look, we do medicinal plants already, he said, pointing at a patch of aloe, a plant used to treat sunburns. Grown...long-lasting, southern blooms. But someday soon, that label ly different product medical marijuana. San Felasco Nurseries, is one of cations of Floridas latest medical marijuana legislation. as the Compassionate Medical noneuphoric medical marijuana tating or terminal diseases. Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill on June According to the bill, nurseries seeking a license must meet have been in business for at least and afford a $5 million bond. ida will be licensed to grow the crop one for each corner of the state, plus central Florida. growing, dispensing and selling the product are pretty much up in the air, said Aaron Keller, spokesman for the Florida Department of Agriculture. Health will be doing rulemaking, and they will really be the point agency involved in creating that system of regulation and enforcement, he said. Our role as the Department of Agriculture is really just to identify the growers who would be allowed to based on the Legislatures actions. state, where Gainesville falls, has two potential candidates: GrandiNursery, in Jacksonville. When the original list of potential growers came out, Shapiro said he was surprised to see his nursery named but even more so followed. People are calling me from other states where its already juana, and they would like to partner, or they would like to support growers, they would like to help set up our operation, he said. But before he can begin to consider taking on partners, Shapiro help him with the process. He doesnt know what kind of changes hed have to make to be able to grow the herb, as the state has yet to release details, but hed used parts of the nursery to meet Im not counting my chickens before they hatch, he said. Because I dont want to put tons of research in and then fail. I want to do just enough to do the proposal for the state and explain to them why wed be a good operation for them to use. Shapiro has been involved with horticulture since he mowed lawns during his summers at UF, an English degree. he still loves plants and their benmotivations are monetary, Shapiro said he still worries about on society, especially its exposure to children. Even if you have stores that check your ID, you can always convince an older friend to get it for you or raid your moms lisay the same thing wont happen with marijuana? Broader use of medical marijuana will come to a vote in November with Amendment 2 is on percent of the vote to pass. 22, ALLIGATOR Alex Catalano / Alligator Staff Local nursery could be tapped to grow medical marijuanaGov. Scott approved the strain in June.


Editors Note: A version of this story originally appeared in the May 20 edition of the Alligator.ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgIn two years, Depot Avenue will have roundabouts, landscaping and decorative lighting. But construction. Work began May 19 on the section between South Main and Southwest 11th Street, near Sorority Row and Royal Village apartments. As of Friday, the roundabout on Southwest 11th Street near PK Younge Elementary School was open, said Philip Mann, assistant public works director for the City of Gainesville. But the rest of the depot is still closed between Southwest Sixth Street and Main Street. Drivers can detour through Southwest Fourth, Southwest Fifth or Southwest 16th avenues to get to Southwest Sixth Street, said project Main Street will be unaffected. The reconstruction is projected Veilleux said. We think two years is a good duration to make it so the contractor will be busy, he said. Weve got enough time in there to account for delays. The $6.5-million project is funded mostly through a county incentive grant, but also with money from Gainesville Regional Utilities for the utility and wastewater work, Veilleux said. The rest is from local funds, which are bonds owned by the city. The largest part of the project will be the three roundabouts located at Southwest 11th Street, Southwest Sixth Street and South Main Street, which were chosen to project manager John Veilleux But the roundabouts arent a positive addition for everyone. year-old UF English senior, said and scary. Its more dangerous because you just have to go when you think its safe. There are no lights or signals, she said. It kind of seems like at any point, something could come around and hit you. ALLIGATORLOCALDepot Avenue construction closes roads, adds roundabouts Editors Note: A version of this story originally appeared in the May 29 edition of the Alligator.HANNAH FELLAlligator Writerhfell@alligator.orgUF began the gradual process of switching from Sakai to the new course management system Canvas this summer. UF Information Technology announced in May that the transition is scheduled to be things in the switch, said Douglas Johnson, the assistant director for learning services at UFIT. Students who were annoyed with the Sakais two separate grading tabs can breathe easy, Canvas will only have one. But because Sakai is open-source software and Canvas is not entirely open-source, UF will have to go through the course manageny can choose to make these changes based on its business needs. This is a huge experiment to see what Canvas brings out, Johnson said, but Sakai. UF psychology alumna, said that its tough to know if Canvas will be better than Sakai. They are constantly trying to improve their technology and stay on top of the trends, Pourshariati said, but newer isnt always better.UF Information Technology makes moves to replace Sakai SW 4th Ave SW 5th Ave W University AveSW 13th St SW 11th St S Main StS Main StSW 6th St O PEN C L O SED UNT IL S U M M E R 20 1 6 OP EN SW Depot A ve New Roundabout Many people are convinced the Douglas Johnsonassistant director for learning services, UFITAlligator Staff


24, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014CAMPUS Editors Note: A version of this story originally appeared in the June 10 edition of the Alligator. ERIN MEISENZAHL-PEACEAlligator Staff Writeremeisenzahl-peace@alligator.orgUF does not plan to expand health care coverage for graduate assistants, UF administrators told graduate assistants on June 5. Administrators refused Graduate Assistants Uniteds proposal that asked for vision and dental coverage for the teaching assistants, citing a both in and out of Florida, you have a very robust plan, UF Board of Trustees head of bargaining Bill bers during the meeting. The union contended the proposed UF raised premium rates for graduate assistants as well, which includes a $409 increase per employee for the 2014-2015 school year, according to GAU records. Administrators said GatorGrading UF to raise the premiums. Graduate students said they were upset they were not consulted before the change in price. questions later, said 29-year-old GAU chief negotiator and co-presiAdministrators consulted an outhad no data to show for it. I think it was just number The union also raised issues with UFs handling of disciplinary procedures in which graduate assistants have been tried by both the Dean of tions for the same issue. I should not be tried twice on campus, said 29-year-old sociolas chief negotiator for GAU after the meeting. It takes up a lot of time, and it costs us a lot of money. straddle the line between student and employee. We need to have those different parallel processes very clearly spelled out, she said. Former graduate assistant Paul Ortiz spoke up for the graduate students on behalf of the United Faculty of Florida. We completely support GAUs bargaining position, he said. He said UFF would like to see the end of all graduate fees. We depend on graduate assistants as fellow intellectuals. Paying for the right to work takes away from that, he said. In the face of preeminence, the universitys goal of becoming a top 10 public research university, UF administrators should work to end the fees, Ortiz said. The union and administrators will meet again to continue bargaining over the health care premiums. Both the union and UF administrators said theyre working to reach a conclusion that will satisfy both parties. I believe weve made some good Graduate student union bargain with admin over health care Editors Note: A version of this story originally appeared in the July 17 edition of the Alligator.GRIFFIN HORVATHAlligator Staff Writerghorvath@alligator.orgAfter closing its doors due to infrastructural problems, The Jones management and staff are looking to make its remaining location stronger than ever. They are looking at the bright side of the situation, despite closures to the Eastside location in July. Audrey Dingeman, general manager of The Jones, said it was a positive business move. The business is now entirely run out of The Jones B-side location downtown. Wed really like to focus on putting all our love weve put into the community and our clientele and put it in one location, she said. The 38-seat restaurant served breakfast and lunch at the 401 NE 23rd Ave. location since August 2005. Dingeman said The Jones Eastside was in an old building and needed work, which was beyond the managements control, prompting the restaurants closure. Gladys Alvear, front-of-house manager of The Jones, said she will miss the Eastside. We had a solid crowd of people that would come over just because they were doing laundry, she said. Alvear said shes excited about bringing the Eastsides menu to The Jones B-side. I think its going to add to the atmosphere here, Alvear said. Its popular breakfast items are now served at The Jones B-Side, which is taking over the breakfast menu and other menu items from the Eastside location. A lot of these items were high in demand, she said. year-old UF English Ph.D. candidate, said he thinks bringing breakfast to the B-side will attract more customers to the restaurant. She said she hopes nostalgic Eastside regulars will come enjoy its breakfast menu at the B side. We want them to know were mourning the loss as well, Dingeman said, and wed like to mourn together.Jones Eastside closes, breakfast moves to B-side location




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Contact AL (561) 718-5893. 8-27-14-5-1 2 BRs available now in a 4BR/4 BATH furnished apt at COUNTRYSIDE. $325/BR/MO; Female Students Preferred; Hi-speed Internet included in rent; Additional Utility Package Offered; HD TV, DVD, Washer, Dryer, walk in closet; individual leases; on bus Routes 9, 35 & 36; Call or text Jigisha @ 813.731.7747/ email 8-25-14-3-1 CAMPUS WALK CONDOS 4/2 CONDO FOR RENT EACH ROOM IS $299/MONTH INCLUDES UTILITIES CALL 352-278-9347 OR VISIT WWW.BOGARTPROPERTIES.COM 8-27-14-5-1 High Springs Riverfront Guest Cottage on ten private acres avail for short-term lease. Enjoy a unique and memorable sojourn in nature. Check out Horsepower Farms Treehouse on 8-28-14-5-1 UNIVERSITY COMMONS across from campus 4/2 condo for rent each room is $325 includes utils First month FREE Call Ralph 239-370-8735 8-28-14-5-1 Windsor Park-3/3. 2nd fl, wash/dry. FM looking for 2 students. Own B/B, on bus stop near UF. Pool, hot tub, tennis, gym, $375/mo + 1/3 util. 407-810-3489 8-29-14-6-1 one bedroom/one bath in 4br/4bath condo $350/mo. Countryside condominiums, 4000 SW 23rd St. Includes Internet, cable TV, laminate flooring, washer & dryer. Furnished or unfurnished. 1st floor location. Students only. Call Bill, (407) 620-0401. 8-29-14-5-1 Female roommate wanted Southfork Oaks 43rd St $400/mo; split utilities call/text Jess 321-289-2182 Note: I have 2 cats 9-3-14-7-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! 2BR APT $475/mo 1BR apt $425/moSmall pet ok. 352-372-1201 or 352-213-3901 12-10-14-73-2 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 12-10-14-73-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-10-14-168-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to and Mastercard accepted. MADISON ON 20th 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th St. 1BR/$475, 2BR/$595. 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at 12-10-1473-2 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 8-29-14-92-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to and Mastercard accepted. Don't forget to tell them:"I found it in The Alligator!"******Grad complex close to UF Health& VA ON RTS 12 stops at complex .Palm Villas (2/2 & 3/1) 4205 sw 31 st dr. 352-335-5424 8-29-14-30-2 ******* STUDENTS *******1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Houses & Apartments. Walk or Bike to UF. Call Now 870-2760. 8-29-14-15-2 Cute & Clean! Vintage 1-BR apt. with wood floors in a quiet NW area. Walk to Ward's & Publix, bike to Downtown & UF. $650/mo. Voice/text: 352-575-4395. Email: 8-18-14-8-2 House for Rent 2BR/1BA with 1BR/1BA Efficiency, W/D, Big Yard, Close to Campus Behind Applebees & Office Depot 922 NW 11th Ave. $1,250/mo + $650 Sec Deposit Call 352-562-6074 8-25-14-5-2 CUTE & FUNKY UPSTAIRS LOFT behind Leonardo's 706, six blocks to UF/ downtown, incl. washer/dryer $545/mo. Call/ text Anita:(352)575-4395; (352) 338-7670; Email: 8-18-14-4-2 HUGE 3 X 2 HOUSE Near UF Law School. Central AC/heat, wood floors, dining room, fireplace, sun room. Great yard. Nice neighborhood. $1195. Call 352-665-8166 9-2-14-9-2 2BR, full tiled bath. Fenced yard. 2 blocks to Stephen Foster School. New a/c, large enclosed back porch. Close shopping 352-3744216 8-25-14-3-2 3 Bdr/2ba house W/D hook up, Archer Road area across from Target. $1200/ mo inc. water & lawn care. $1200 sec deposit. Dogs ok. 352-213-1567. 8-29-5-2 2BR/2BA HOUSE + carport $775/mo 1BR/1BA APT D $500/mo. 1103 NW 4th St. 32601. Available Now. Near UF. 352-278-4461 or 352-359-1644 9-15-14-15-2 1BR Cottage $495Small pet ok. 352-372-1201 or 352-213-3901 9-22-14-20-2 Sorority Row Area!Beautifully remodeled 2BR/1BA with granite countertops, W/D. $875/mo. 352-505-5049 10-6-14-30-2 Sorority Row Area!Best deal for 3BR/1BA! Walk to class! $900/ mo. 352-505-5049 10-6-14-30-2 2BR 1 BA HOUSE WALK TO UF AND MIDTOWN. 2703 NW 2nd Ave. 950 sq. ft. Central h/a, laundry room, large screened porch. No Pets. 1st, last, sec with approved credit. $40 app fee. 352-332-5836 8-2914-5-2 We have A unit available in Tower Village: as well as: A unit available in Holly Heights. call-3522245011 8-29-14-5-2 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! Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to and Mastercard accepted. AT LEAST 1BR/1BA available in 4BR/4BA at Countryside. Furnished common areas, free parking, near pool, on bus rte, W/D. Utils, cable, internet incl. $350/mo/rm. Move in now. 1st. Call 561-718-7637 cell or 561-582-1031 8-25-14-4-4 3 Roommates-new complex 4/2 no credit check. Girls OK Everything included 1st FLOOR text me 3525350623 1st! $450.00 We are close to campus and shopping and 75 yards to buses every 3 mins. 8-25-143-4 Mature male looking for roommate. 3/2 apt w/ pool $450/mo includes cable, utils & W/D. Available 8/22. Call 352-301-2352 8-2914-7-4 Share house with 1 other, FEMALE, own room,own bath, free internet,washer/ dryer/porch. large backyard,I have 2 CATS, no other pets permitted,furn or not room $375+1/2 util 352-215-8602 or 336-9285 8-28-14-5-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT 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 12-10-73-5 3BR/2BA HOUSE FOR SALE 1.77ACR 10mi To GNV, UF, VA & SHANDS, LARGE BA/ TUB WAS/DRY SECURITY EXCELLENT PLACE TO STUDY WHILE WATCHING THE SUNSET Contact: Costello Realtor 262.1631 8-26-14-5-5 BUILDING FOR RENT/ LARGE LOT 2047 SE Hawthorne Rd. Marijuana Dispensary Ok, Hair/Nail Salon/ Restaurant, Liquor Store, Smoke Shop, Bail Bonds. $800/mo. 352-374-4216 8-2514-3-5 Office Condo 1680 sq ft NW 39th Ave and 43rd St.Agent Jonathan 871-7975 8-29-14-6-5Condo 1bedroom 1 bath, walk to UF $37,500.Agent Jonathan 871-7975 8-29-14-6-5 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. 12-10-73-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-10-73-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-10-73-6 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. 12-10-73-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-10-73-6 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 8-18-14-25-7 COMPUTER HELP AND REPAIR Call John @ Just PC's Virus Removal, Cracked Screen Tutorials, Upgrades, Office 352-246-2231, 6515 NW 36 Terr 9-30-14-73-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus On-Line Auctionsare underwaybikes, computers, furniture, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: SURPLUS.UFL.EDU 392-0370 12-10-14-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-10-73-10 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.


ALLIGATOR 12-10-14-73-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! 12-10-14-73-11 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 12-10-14-73-11 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 12-1014-73-11 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. 376-6275. 12-10-1473-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 12-10-14-73-11 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 1210-14-73-11 WWW.SWAMPCYCLES.COM Scooters & Motorcycles Sales & Service Quality, Experienced, Certified Technicians. Close to Campus, Lowest Prices. 633 NW 13th St. 352-373-8823 8-18-25-11ccmotorcycletraining.com2 days $150 weekdays or weekends G-ville/ Starke/Palatka 352-331-0131 train on motorcycles or scooters State certified Co & Trainers 12-10-14-73-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at classifieds We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 12-10-14-73-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK!!! 6 MONTHS TO PAY DOWN PAYMENT!!! 352-375-9090 12-10-73-12 SUNRISE AUTO RENTAL ALL VEHICLES 2014 3630 N MAIN ST 352-375-9090 12-10-73-12 SUNRISE AUTO RENTAL EASY TO RENT!!!! NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED! 352-375-9090 12-10-73-12 GET INTO A VEHICLE $100 & UP PAYMENTS YOU CAN AFFORD 6 MONTHS TO PAY TAX, TITLE, & REGISTRATION FEES 352-338-1999 12-10-73-12 WE BUY CARS!1 DOES NOT HAVE TO RUN ANY CONDITION!! $300 & UP!! 352-338-1999 12-10-73-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!! NO EMPLOYMENT CHECK! 352-338-1999 12-10-73-12 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call 352-259-2020 8-1814-25-12 97 FORD CONTOUR $1000 91 CHEVY CAPRICE $1300 02 DODGE INTREPID $1999 96 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE $1500 352-338-1999 12-10-73-12 2006 Grand Touring Miata. black ext. brown convert top. tan leather int. 6 speed manual. 77k miles. Flyin miata susp. new tires & brakes. serv records avail. david 352-5386024 $11,500 obo 9-3-14-8-12 94 FORD EXPLORER $1500 95 TOYOTA CAMRY $1500 94 CHEVY S10 $1500 05 CHEVY CAVALIER $2999 352-338-1999 12-10-73-12 Gateway Autos LLC Affordable vehicles all makes and models available call us or visit us on the web: 352.338.0356 www. 9-8-10-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. 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 12-10-73-13 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 352-259-2020 8-18-14-25-13 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 8-25-14-25-13 Volunteers Needed: HOPE Horses Helping People, Inc. is seeking volunteers for our fall semester sessions. Please email us at to become a part of our team. 9-5-9-14 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. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to and Mastercard accepted. Daytime Advertising Production The Independent Florida Alligator Advertising Production Department is accepting student applications. Duties include graphic design and organizational layout. Will train, but experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is preferred. Friendly work environment, flexible schedule, with hours between 9 am 5 pm M-F. Must be enrolled in classes. A one-year commitment is expected. Fill out an application at the front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W University Ave, M-F 9 am 5 pm. No phone calls, please. Include available work schedule and references. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply with current schedule. EOE Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at 12-10-1473-14


28, ALLIGATOR 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: 12-3-14151-14 EMT/Para.-State Lic. & CPR Card Phlebotomist/Receptionist Must have HS Diploma/GED. Exp. a +/willing to train. Alt. wknds req. FT/PT Available. Apply @ DCI Biologicals, 150 NW 6th St. 8-29-14-30-14 MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANTPT for a doctor's office. Experience preferred. Email resume to: 8-26-14-5-14 BEST PART-TIME JOB IN GATOR NATION 3 Miles from Campus $12.50/Hr to Start | $13-$17 After Training Flexible Schedule | Ideal for Students Call Today (352) 2640044 8-18-14-1614 HALF-TIME DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville. Information at 8-25-14-2-14 DOMINO"S HIRING Delivery Experts & Assistant Managers & Future Managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. GMs earn 40K-50K+. Apply at 9-30-1438-14 Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists, OT's, PT's needed in Gainesville, Ocala and/ or Tampa Bay Area. P/T or F/T with full benefits. Contact 9-2514-30-14 $100 A NIGHT GUARANTEEDDomino's on SW 13th St. hiring closing drivers. Apply at store or 9-30-14-33-14 NOW HIRING Outstanding Notetakers and Editors FALL 2014 Apply online at 9-5-14-12-14 Coml. Construction Proj Mngr Estab. Coml const. co. based in N FL area is accepting resumes from qual applicants for Proj Mngr. Must have/or be acquiring, a construction type degree this semester, or have 3 yrs or more of verifiable exp. Must have heavy exp with MS Projects/Excel. Salary based on exp. Interested applicants should submit a resume to: 8-2514-4-14 Gator Dining Services, located on the University of Florida Campus, is now hiring part-time cashiers, baristas, line cooks, servers and utility positions for the Fall Semester. We over flexible schedules, competitive pay, and a great working environment. Those interested in joining this dynamic team can apply on line at, no paper application are accepted. EEO/Drug free Workplace. Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer. Candidates are considered for employment with Aramark without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 8-25-14-4-14 Accounting Clerk Gator Dining, located at the University of Florida is currently looking for an experi enced full time Accounting Clerk. Successful candidate will be a motivated team player, dedicated to providing solutions in a fast paced environment. Primary duties include all phases of Accounting. Qualifications include: Accounting experience, excellent communi cation skills, multi-tasking ability, computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to pay attention to details in a busy and fast paced environment. Required Qualifications: Minimum Associates Degree, High standard of ethics and confidentiality, Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel, Ability to effectively communicate and understand directions, and communicate the same with others, Willing to perform a variety of tasks as assigned and background is required for this position. Please apply online at for this position, no paper applications are accepted. Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer. Candidates are considered for employment with Aramark without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 8-25-14-4-14 Preschool Teachers Wanted! Part-time teachers and substitutes needed. Please email your resume and availability to jason@ Pay based on experience and level of education. 8-29-14-6-14 LEASING AGENT FT & PT Friendly, Energetic person. Experience preferred. Hourly & bonus. Great benefit pkg. Must be available weekends. Apply in person 4830 NW 43rd St. 8-25-14-4-14 NOW HIRING MANAGERS New Cafe in Gainesville email resume to: or apply @ 8-29-14-5-14 Sales Assistant needed for local Audio/ Video retail store.12-16 hrs per week with Saturdays required.$10.00hr. Applicant should have good communication & computer skills,be personable & have a reliable method of transportation. Email response & resume to 8-27-14-3-14 Homework Coach for bright 13 year old. Monday to Thursday for 2-3 hours a day. Hours flexible. $10/hour. Email qualifications to 8-29-14-514 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $2.50 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or 12-10-14-73-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 12-10-73-15 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website! Just go to and Mastercard accepted. NEED A LAWYER? Private Experienced Affordable 12-10-1473-15 Want to be a CNA? Dont want to wait? Express Training Services now offers a CNA class which can be completed in one weekend. Perfect for busy college students. 1210-14-73-15 Board your horse $375/mo.. From GV/UF 10 minutes. Dressage, stadium, x-country, daytime stall, nighttime turnout. Rider housing available. Barn Family Program to mitigate board and rent. Lessons, schooling opportunities. For further information, contact Dibbie at Gator Slide Farm, 352-466-3538 or Visitors always welcome. 10-31-14-63-15 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 12-10-73-16 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 12-10-73-18 When you're stuck out in Oz and you need cash to get home, click your heels three times and think of Best Jewelry and Loan Best Jewelry and Loan Pawn 371-4367 9-30-26-18 When cash is low and the bills seem out of reach, Best Jewelry and Loan is the surfer's "Pawn Beach". Best Jewelry and Loan Pawn 371-4367 9-30-26-18 When the heat is on and it's bucks that you need, Best Jewelry and Loan your requests we will heed. Best Jewelry and Loan Pawn 371-4367 9-30-26-18 Planning to liquidate stereos, TV's, instruments and tools? See Rich at Best. He'll give you cash for your jewels. Best Jewelry and Loan Pawn 371-4367 9-30-26-18LAURA TAUBEL STYLISTformerly at Beach Break Salon is now at Headlines in Thornebrook Village. 352-375-7833 or 352-316-0836 (cell) 8-2914-23-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love The end of the term and the end of your rope, Best Jewelry and Loan is the needy Gator's hope! Best Jewelry and Loan Pawn 371-4367 9-30-26-19 Surf on down to "Pawn Beach" when the tide seems too high. We're your summer cash friends so your blues will be all sky! Best Jewelry and Loan Pawn 371-4367 9-30-26-19 The surf's up at "Pawn Beach" we're all making the scene. If you're in need go see Rich, Best Jewelry and Loan's got the "green". Best Jewelry and Loan Pawn 371-4367 9-30-26-19 You need the money to do what you will. Rich at Best Jewelry and Loan has the cash for those bills. Best Jewelry and Loan Pawn 371-4367 9-30-26-19 IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. KAYAKCEDARKEYS.COM$20/ 3 hour rentals on the Cedar Key Beach. Follow the Gator Trail (SR 24 West to Cedar Key) Call for reservations 352-543-9447 12-10-14-73-21 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,, 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 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.


MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Wilbekin to play in AustraliaFormer Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin signed to play with the Cairns Taipans in the Australian Tessa Andujar and UF soccer shut out its openents in its opening Read the story on page 32. JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Staff Writer@J_McPherson1126Antonio Morrison is ready to move past the 2013 season. It started with two summer arIt ended with the then-sophomore I just want to win, he said. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczupryn 2011. Starting offensive guards undecided: Trip Thurman, Trenton Brown and Tyler Moore are still David Sharpe, who missed Saturday. Idaho. -Kan Li / Alligator StaffQuarterback Treon Harris attempts a pass during practice on Aug. 14 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Har ris is competing to be the backup quarterback behind starter Jeff Driskel. Backup quarterback still unknown, will play in season openerFOOTBALL SPEESE SCORED TWO GOALS. ALEX MAMINAKISAlligator Writer@alexmaminakis 2-0 on Sunday. said. Slattery. Florida shuts out South FloridaJunior linebacker ready to move on from 2013 seasonSEE FOOTBALL, P A GE 39 SEE SIDEBAR, P A GE 38 SEE REC AP, P A GE 38 UF Soccer Theres no question he was the right guy for the job.Will MuschampUF coachQuotableHes been coaching for 92,000 years. Alex McCalister UF defensive lineman on defensive line coach Brad Lawing


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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 31 JOHNSONS JOURNALMy senses tell the story of college football better than I can. The stimulation that runs stupendously deep for months on end is the most tangible reminder that this sport is more than a game played by young men, but a living, breathing right of autumn. As sure as I am that the leaves will down pass will bring a visceral reaction from my core. I miss hearing the violent symphony of power and speed that envelope Saturdays for months. I yearn for the crack of shoulder pads when a special hit that separates receiver from ball can be heard even from high above in my perch in the press deck. I miss seeing the colors on the way to the stadiums on various campuses across the southeast. The masses of orange and blue that move up and down West University Avenue, or the split directly down the middle in Jackthe cocktail party. The bright orange in Knoxville, Tenn., that enters via naval procession is a sight to behold. Allow me to be journalistically nerdy for a spell when I say I miss they race across it with a deadline to meet and the challenge of turning the story of a football game into 750 words of pure poetry. I miss the smell of my roommates cooking cheap Sams Club burgers bought in bulk, and I miss the taste too, although I know it probably knocks years off of my life with every bite. a long, tedious offseason that seemed to plod along with the pace of a drunken sloth trapped in quicksand even with the distraction that was the World Cup. This summer, I worked on my golf game and spent time with my loved ones, both pursuits have now driven me to near lunacy, and I need a diversion a return to normalcy. Saturday morning I, like many of you, will wake up and watch College Gameday. I know Lee Corsos a little senile now, but hes part of the family. Hes just like your drunken grandfather on Thanksgiving that puts the turkey on his head and waves as thousands cheer wait, you dont have a grandpa like that? Sorry to hear that your familys boring. For years, College Gameday has been the brunchtime soundtrack for those getting ready to head out for a day of tailgating or those already there with the possession of a satellite dish, its back too. I wish there was a way to turn the brain capacity Gators fans have devoted to the question hows Florida going to do, into a renewable energy source. We could end our global I breathe easily knowing Ive made it to Florida fans should rest assured that there was only one minor legal issue the whole offseason and no major injuries unlike last season. Those are big achievements in and of themselves. What part of my American human nature makes me love this sport the way I do? Is it the appeal of sanctioned violence? The thirst for chaos? Maybe the nobler endeavor of watching underdogs pull off upsets? Perhaps I enjoy players my own age rising to immeasurable moments of pressure in front of thousands in the stands and millions watching on television? Im not sure what the answer is, but I am sure that I dont necessarily need to know. What I do need is some sensory overload, and dium.Columnist prepares for the return of college football Richard Johnsontwitter: @RagjUF


LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrenceLimiting the amount of shots on goal your opponent attempts during a match is ALLIGATOR Nathalie Dortonne / Alligator StaffTessa Andujar (15) dribbles the ball during Floridas 2-0 win against South Florida on Sunday at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Backline holds off opponents in opening weekend shutoutsSOCCER


MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 33SOFTBALL Editors note: A version of this story originally ran June 5.JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Staff Writer@J_McPherson1126Tim Walton said it best on April 15. I really like our team, the ninth-year coach said. Are we talented enough to win the Womens College World Series? I think yes. Are we capable of that? I think yes. Forty-nine days later, Waltons 5 seed Florida (55-12) defeated second-seeded Alabama (53-13) 6-3 on June 3 to sweep the Crimchampionship in Gators softball history. This is kind of a surreal moment for me right now sitting up here with Hannah and the other kids that bought into it this year, Walton said. After senior Hannah Rogers four games in the Womens College World Series giving up just three runs in 26 innings of work Walton decided to roll the dice and give Lauren Haeger the start in the circle. Its a three-game series, and thats how weve been doing it all year, Haeger said. Hannah has been doing great, and I told my team and told Hannah, Im going to go as long and as hard as I can, and I knew I had two pitchers behind me that were going to shut everyone down, too. inning, giving up back-to-back singles to start the contest and surrendering a one-out RBI single Spencer to give the Crimson Tide an early 1-0 lead. Florida responded in the bottom half of the frame with senior Stephanie Tofft launching a Jaclyn fence for a two-out home run to even the score. The Gators tacked on four more runs in the second inning, three of which came from a Kirsti second long ball of the Womens College World Series to extend Floridas lead to 5-1 and force Traina out of the circle after just 1.1 innings of work. UF plated its choice. Haeger surrendered a two-out home run in the third inning, but limited the damage to one in her ria, Ariz., native was relieved by freshman lefty Delanie Gourley after giving up a leadoff single to Traina in the fourth inning. ance in the circle since throwing a no-hitter against FAMU in pitched two scoreless innings to earn her 15th win of the season while Rogers earned her second save of the year by pitching the We dont have a superstar on our team, Walton said. We have a bunch of players that do their job, and today was a tribute to that. We got a Lauren quality start, Delanie gets the W and Hannah gets the save. For all of them to be a part of the this National Championship game was something very, very special. The Gators started the season with 22 straight wins, topping four ranked teams and shutting out seven teams in the process. But after reaching the Southeastern Conference portion of its schedule, Florida hit a slump, goish in a three-way tie for third one year after winning the conference outright. Florida wasnt at its high point at the end of the regular season. It went one-and-out in the SEC Tournament, a 2-0 loss to Georgia that became the turning point of the season. The Georgia loss was good for us, Walton said before WCWS action began. We actually got a couple days off and got humbled with our offense, so I think that helped us. We realized we had to make adjustments and do things different offensively and I think that was good. journey through the NCAA Tournament by outscoring opponents 82-10 with eight shutouts. Most teams set goals to win every series or win the SEC or do some things and this team actually set a goal to win a national championship, Walton said. Its about in my coaching but this team felt like we had the parts and the pieces to do it.


Editors Note: A version of this story origi nally ran May 31.RICHARD JOHNSONAlligator Staff Writer@RagjUFIn the end, Florida (40-22) just couldnt get timely hits after stranding 13 on base, and its season came to a waterlogged end against North Carolina (35-26) losing 5-3. For a few minutes in the second inning, though, baseball did not matter when Tar Heel shortstop Michael Russell took a pitch directly off the left side of his batting helmet. The crack of the plastic stunned the 1,855 in attendance at McKethan stadium and blood poured out of a gash in Russells temple. He was walked to the locker room by trainers with a towel pressed After a 15-minute delay, Russell was and Zach Daly took his place. Russell received 13 stitches but after the game tweeted, Finally got my lightived. said. had to exit quickly, but I dont think it reget it for Michael and get the win. I think we all just really rallied around it. In the next inning for the second day in a row the Gators had to wait around while Mother Nature dished out her worst, this time to the tune of a three hour and nineteen minute rain delay. Poyner, and left-hander Kirby Snead took only one out after play resumed. we were going to start him, OSullivan said. have to score if we thought we were going to win. The Tar Heels proceeded to shell Snead the Gators went through another post-rain delay nightmare inning. delay before a pitch was even thrown Friday, College of Charleston had three runs and seven hits, ballooning UFs aggregate total to 11 hits and eight runs in the 1.2 innings directly following precipitation. the seventh, when previously hitless Zack Powers (0-3, three strikeouts) laced a ball Unfortunately, thanks to the wet grass, shortstop Richie Martin slipped on his way home, and was thrown out by North Carolina to end the inning and the UF threat, a microcosm of the offensive frustration the Gators endured in 18 innings of regional play. The Gators would tack on another in able to get to scoring position in the ninth after being hit by a pitch and then taking second on a wild pitch. like that, their season came to a screeching halt. Im very proud of this team, OSullivan said. I dont want these last two games to be accomplished a lot, and I know in this day and age youre always judged on how you do in the postseason I understand that. room ... were gonna be afwul proud about what we accomplished this year. 34, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014Alligator File PhotoUF shortstop Richie Martin is tagged out at home plate by UNC catcher Korey Dunbar during Floridas 5-2 loss during the NCAA Regionals at McKethan Stadium. BASEBALLFlorida eliminated in NCAA Regionals for second straight year




Editors note: A version of this story originally ran May 17.EDEN OTEROAlligator Staff Writer@edenotero_lIt was a season of breaking records and defying expectations. Despite Floridas No. 5 rank in the national preseason polls, UF fans were still concerned with the team losing 13 players to graduation in 2013 and replacing them with 11 freshmen. When Florida defeated Ohio State 10-9 on March 22 to improve to 10-2 to start the year, fans began to see the impact of the 11 new additions. So when Florida lost in the 12-11 double-overtime game against Northwestern on Saturday, it was a hard pill to swallow for coach Amanda OLeary. Im just really proud of our seniors, what they brought to the table: Their leadership, their love, theyre caring and Im sad for them, OLeary said. They gave so much to this program over the course of years for Cara (Canington). Mollie Stevens and defender Caroline Fitzgerald a trio of freshmen became vital players for OLeary alongside juniors Shannon Gilroy and Nora Barry. Burgess was one of Floridas biggest recruits before the start of the season. The 5-foot-3 attacker never lost a game during her four years at the McDonogh School in Maryland and became known at Florida for being a vital scorer when Gilroy failed to get to the net. When Stevens arrived at Florida, OLeary immediately moved her from atand Nora Barry, a chance to rest. Stevens completed the season with 38 points and a reputation for her ability to score on the fast break. Fitzgerald became Floridas go-to player when it came down to guarding the opponents best scorer. She covered star-offensive players like Syracuses Kayla Treanor and Northwesterns Alyssa Leonard. the season with the most caused turnovers on defense (22) and was tied for second with 30 ground balls. Although the freshmen were the Gators biggest and most unexpected story of the year, Gilroy also made a splash in the lacrosse community. The Northport, N.Y., native broke the single-season record for most points (106), goals (86) and goals per game (4.15). Gilroy is the second-best offensive player in the country behind Syracuses Treanor. But it wasnt just points that Gilroy brought to the team. In situations like Saturday when Northwesterns defense controlled Floridas scoring opportunities and stopped many of their offensive possessions, Gilroy used her notoriety as an offensive threat to get teammates like Burgess and Barry open for easy goals. I need to worry more about my teammates more than what I need to do to get me to get off the ball and get open, Gilroy said. So I needed to be really prepared to help them and do the best I can for them. With the disappointment of not making nament, Florida will come back in 2015 with one goal in mind: Win a national title. I think the skys the limit for this team, Canington said. I think there is nothing but great things to come. 36, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffSammi Burgess drives toward the net during Floridas 18-7 win against High Point on team with 53 points. LACROSSE Editors note: A version of this story originally ran May 27. IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5Unlike many of Floridas previous tennis teams, this season had no highly acclaimed All-Americans and no trophies to hoist at the end of May. But also unlike previous years, the future never looked more promising. Floridas three seniors Alexivia Janowicz are rightly credited with a majority of this seasons success. The trio led the Gators to a 23-6 season and went undefeated on their home courts at the Ring Tennis Complex. But the largest takeaway from this past season is not Floridas oldest players, but the youngest. And their numbers speak volumes. Kourtney Keegan developed into one of the nations brightest ishing with a team-high 32 doubles wins nine victories ahead of second-place Janowicz. Belinda Woolcock also proved her worth in doubles, pairing with senior Oyen and advancing to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Doubles Championships. And lastly, despite limited playing time, Stefani Stojic managed to end the season with a perfect 8-0 record in dual match singles. Does this give hope to next season, when Florida will be without graduating seniors Janowicz, Cercone and Oyen? Absolutely, coach Roland Thornqvist said after UFs loss to May 19. It was clearly a learning thing for (the freshmen), even for Brianna (Morgan). Brianna played (Court) 4 last year when we were here and today she was on the show court. Aside from Keegans development in doubles, Morgans jump up to Court 1 in singles could prove to be a big determinant to Floridas success next season. She will inherit the leadership reins from UFs senior trio as she becomes the teams oldest player. Thornqvist thinks the experience the sophomore gained this season, while winning 29 of her 37 singles matches, will come in handy. Floridas coach also hasnt shied away from praising Morgans skill, athleticism and poise throughout the season. Look, when she trains for an extended period of time, she could be one of the top 3 or 4 players in the country, no question about it, Thornqvist said. Brianna has beaten the best players in America so I know its in there. The sophomore backed up her coachs words when she faced Georgias Lauren Herring in the nations No. 6 singles player on her own court. Morgan insists that it doesnt matter where she plays, only how she plays and thats why shes been so successful. I really havent found any differences, Morgan said. I try to do the same thing I do whether Im playing on Court 2, 1, whatever. Just try and stick to the same thing. The Gators hope the same thing will be good enough next year, as they will undoubtedly rely on Morgan and their three rising sophomores to build on the success of this past season.UF returns four players


MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 37TRACK AND FIELD Editors note: A version of this story originally ran June 17.LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrence We scored 70 points, we just got beat by a phenomenal Oregon team them again next year.Mike HollowayUF coach


38, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 Florida had 14 shots on goal in opening weekend shutouts The Gators continued to create opportunities for RECAP, from page 29 Were working really hard in practice on defense. We just communicate a lot. We know where each other goes and communication is the best thing to do in our defense. Tessa AndujarUF senior defenderLinebackers, defensive line look to improve communication I think he has taken that to another And outside of Morrison, the rest of the Sophomore Jarrad SIDEBAR, from page 29 UF Fo otball


MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Staff Writer@Morgan_MoriartyThe Gators football team has made it through the dog days of summer and the grind of fall camp, ida will face Idaho on Saturday to Offensive Personnel Progressing: offense under offensive coordinator ning back corps with Mack Brown, turning makes the position the He added that he is also pleased a lot of good depth, Muschamp I think Clay Burton and Jake McGee have both distanced themselves at tight end a little bit and Jeff Driskel in the shotgun as opposed to under Secondary starters still undetermined: The only two set positions in are a number of different guys that Jabari Gorman he can play (Maye) can play nickel, can play he can play nickel, Muschamp Jackson and Quincy Wilson have But regardless of who starts the game, Muschamp said players will I think settle is going to be the to be rolling in there because all of those guys have earned the right to have the opportunity to step on the think that as we move closer to game week a lot of times in my experience separation the anxiety of game day Injury Update: plagued season a year ago, the Gators have remained healthy for Offensive lineman David Sharpe will return to practice today, and Maye will be back Tuesday or last year, I think we only had three as far as hamstrings, groins, those derwent his second ACL tear just a Alligator File PhotoKelvin Taylor (21) rushes for a touchdown during Floridas 19-14 loss to South Carolina on Nov. 16 at WilliamsBrice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. Taylor is one of Floridas top three running backs heading into the season. MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 39 FOOTBALLTaylor highlights running back depthRoper wants to have a six-player rotation at wide receiver However, new offensive line coach Mike Summers has worked with Garcia ery to Driskel in the shotgun formation is off the charts intelligent and a guy that has really done a nice job through camp (He) had struggled a little bit there Receiver rotation: Roper said the tion in the wide receiving corps for 2014, but Muschamp said that might depend on be hot next Saturday, Demarcus Robinson are expected to start ton are all battling for playing time in the play mostly special teams rather than line FOOTBALL, from page 29 UF Fo otball