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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 Campus safety rumors spread through Yik Yak:Police have to go on rumor patrol, pg 5. UPD offers part-time jobs for Walk Safe escort program:They are paying $8.50 an hour for escorts, pg 3. Butler Plaza expansion concerns residents about wildlife:They started clearing overgrown land, pg. 5. Jeff Driskel is still going to be Floridas starting quarterback. Read the story on Page 13. 84 /70 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13VOLUME 109 ISSUE 27 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014Daniela Pizanto-Cado / AlligatorDay DanceAbbey Chokera, director of the UF Pazeni Sauti Africa Choir, leads the group during a song at a promotional recruitment Tuesday in Turlington Plaza. Chokera said the groups goal is to share the music with joy. ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Staff Writer Student Government election sees low turnout on first day SIX CHILDREN WERE HOSPITALIZED. MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writer Nude passenger involved in school bus, semitruck accident MondayCAMPUS CHABELI HERRERAAlligator Staff Writer California passes new consent law, UF community weighs in Clay CalvertSEE CONSENT, PAGE 4 SEE VOTING, PAGE 4Today is the last day to vote


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 TODAY2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY SUNNY 79/54 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/54 THUNDERSTORMS 86/72 THUNDERSTORMS 84/70 THUNDERSTORMS 84/70FORECAST VOLUME 109 ISSUE 27 celebrating wings, wildlife and biodiversity. Enjoy one of the museums largest plant sales of the year, the Butterfly Plant Sale, with more than 150 species available Oct. 3 through Oct. 5. Experience butterfly releases and come dressed in your favorite pollinator attire for the Pollinator Parade. Visit for more information. Food and merchandise vendors will be available. 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.WHATS HAPPENING?Career Showcase The UF Career Resource Centers Career Showcase is the largest career fair in the Southeast. It will take place today at the Stephen C. OConnell Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 350 employers will be in attendance. The showcase is open to UF students and alumni only. For more information, visit crc. Evening with Industry Evening with Industry, hosted by the Society of Women Engineers, will take place today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the courts at the Florida Gym. Evening with Industry is a businessprofessional event geared to mix students with recruiters to attain internships, co-ops and jobs. After talking to recruiters at Career Showcase, students will have the opportunity to connect with them on a different level while enjoying food and refreshments. Chevron Corp., Georgia-Pacific Corp. and PepsiCo Inc. are some of the 23 companies that will be at this event. Humanists on Campus Meeting Join UFs only humanist organization for a spirited discussion on themes such as religion, science, ethics and politics today at 7:20 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 237. For more information, join our Facebook group, UF HoC: Humanists on Campus. Servant Leader Roundtable Each semester, this event gives all campus leadership and service organizations an opportunity to provide input on the current state of the universitys leadership and service programming, examine ways to increase collaboration among similar organizations across campus and determine the best support the Center for Leadership and Service can provide to its organizations. The next Servant Leader Roundtable is scheduled for Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Bryan Hall, Room 232. For more information, email Brittney Beck at BrittneyB@ Student Flu Shot Kickoff and Tank Top Giveaway Get the shot, not the flu. Drop by the Student Health Care Center on Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a free flu shot, free SHOTS tank top and much more. Please note: Tank tops will be available to the first 1,000 UF students vaccinated at the Oct. 3 event only. For more information, visit #ChompTheFlu GatorNights Choose your side, and compete in competitions of athletics in capture the flag, inflatable boxing and the basketball bungee. Test your skills and showcase your talent in trivia, dance and voice competitions. Battle to the end in giant Jenga, Twister and giant Chutes and Ladders. What will fate have in store for our competitors? Youll have to find out on Friday from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the Reitz Union. Be a Weekend Warrior: Fundamentals of Strength Training Join RecSports on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Southwest Recreation Center Cardio Functional Area to learn about the basics of strength training. You will learn practical and challenging exercises that will enhance your workouts. Effective strength training increases your fitness levels and abilities, whether you want to jump higher, improve your balance or perform more pushups and pullups. Its free for UF students, and no registration is required. For more information, visit the UF RecSports Facebook page. ButterflyFest Explore the lives of bats, bees, birds and butterflies at ButterflyFest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. while Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Armand Sepulveda / Alligator Career ShowcaseAlexander Fraser, a 20-year-old UF accounting sophomore, talks to a Siemens representative at the Career Showcase at the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Tuesday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSBEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip A trio of scrawny lions was brought into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent IsraelHamas war. The three lions, a pair of males and a pregnant female, were sedated at Al Bisan zoo in Beit Lahia before the big cats were placed in metal cages and loaded onto a truck that transferred them through the Erez border crossing into Israel. Amir Khalil of the Four Paws International welfare group said the zoos animals were in urgent need of care after the 50day war. He said the zoo was badly damaged, and more than 80 animals Most of the zoo animals in Gaza have been hauled into the isolated territory through smuggling tunnels linking the territory to Egypt. In one zans used a crane to lift a camel over the border fence by one of its legs as the animal writhed in agony. Last year, a pair of newborn lion cubs died shortly after they were proudly unveiled by Gazas Hamas rulers.War damages Gaza zoo, displaces lions ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Staff Writerafernandez@alligator.orgUniversity Police will soon pay students to keep a protective eye on their peers for the Walk Safe Student Escort Program. UPD spokesman Maj. Brad Barber said the department is looking to hire part-time positions. Students who wish to participate as employees and members of the Walk Safe out an application, he said. Background investigations will be conducted on those selected. The program will function seven days a week between the hours of 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Student employees, male and female, will be paid $8.50 an hour. The Walk Safe program has changed from a volunteer program to a paid employment position because of the need for further safety on campus, Barber said. He said part-time employees will be hired until the ments. This is part of a transition, he said. It was decided that (the program) was a permanent solution to this recognized need. Tyler Turner, a UF business management freshman, said hes volunteered for the program as a way to get involved in school activities. It was already doing very well as a volunteer program, Turner, 18, said. By paying students, theyre going to get even more people willing to step in. Turner has had friends use the program at night but said most people are reluctant to use it. I think students believe that theyre burdening people if they ask to be walked somewhere, he said. But we tell them every time that that is what were here for. Turner said he is looking to apply for a position with the program as long as it does Students can pick up an application for the program from the UPD Community Services Division between Monday and Friday. UPD offers part-time jobs for Walk Safe escort program More than 80 animals deadKhalil UF ASSAULTS


turnout in the second day of voting. Im kind of nervous to hear the results, but Im more hopeful that students will go out and vote, the 20-year-old UF marketing junior said. Swamp Party spokeswoman Katie Backstrand said the party will continue to campaign and urge students to vote today. We have been out there every day and will be out there all day today and tomorrow in order to educate the student body about Student Government elections as much as possible and get their feedback, she wrote in an email. Preston Jones, 18, an independent candidate running to represent Hume Hall in the Senate, has spent the last two days campaigning outside of Hume. The UF civil engineering freshman said he thinks voter turnout will be higher for Hume because of the competition between himself and Swamp Party candidate Rachael Laky for the residence halls sole Senate seat. Bridget Chalifour, 19, voted for Jones at the Reitz Union Computer Lab because she appreciated his devotion to Hume and his platform. I read his platform, and I agree with everything that he stands for, the UF environmental science sophomore said. Since he personally knew two candidates, Manny Fernandez, a senior, cast his ballot at the Norman Hall library for all nine of District As Swamp Party candidates. Where I live, there is only Swamp Party, so I voted for them, Fernandez said. The two people I knew personally, so I trust them in Student Government. Today is the last day to vote, and the 12 polling stations will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Unlike past elections, election results will be posted online rather than announced to a crowd, and paper copies of the results will be available at the Reitz today, Rojas said. assure their partners. I think that what that means, how often that is, and whether in reality people are going to do that when they get caught up in the heat of the moment is still to be seen, he said. Ultimately, Calvert said, the law aims to push the states universities to take action against sexual assault. In order to reassistance, public institutions need to prove they are enforcing these rules somehow. The law will also require universities to offer on-campus victims advocates, The New York Times reported. Victims who report sexual assault will not be penalized if underage drinking is a factor, and information on sexual assault and consent will be presented during each freshman orientation. Its to get universities to be more proactive on how they report crimes and also educating their students, he said. The law will change the conversation about rape culture, said Diamond Delaney, president of UFs Womens Student Association. The bill shifts the blame from the victim by mandating signals from sexual partners before they engage in any activity, the public relations junior said. Despite questions of how to enforce the law, Delaney, 19, said she believes it will build additional protections for sexual assault victims. I do appreciate all of the resources that the bill brings in an attempt to educate the masses about consent, as well as provide support for the victims, she said. And I wish that we say more of that in Florida.A yes is required before sexual activity THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI The manager of a restaurant where 15 people were shot during a teen party over the weekend was arrested for selling liquor without a license, authorities said Tuesday. Police and city investigators inspected The Spot on Monday and found three bottles of liquor behind the bar. The restaurant, which is popular for its fried conch, chicken wings and island music, is only licensed to sell food, beer and wine, according to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Police said The Spot should not have been functioning as a nightclub early Sunday mornrunning from the club and wounded many youngsters, including an 11-year-old girl. Neighbors said the adult club had recently started hosting a teen night with popular DJs that was drawing large crowds. A message left for manager Tiffany Johnson was not immediately returned Tuesday. Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll shal about whether the venue was over capacity. Surveillance video from a furniture store next door showed dozens of teens streaming out of the small restaurant when the shooting began around 1 a.m. Sunday. Neighbors said the recent teen nights had become very popular and that large groups like to shuttle between the restaurant and the convenience store across the street. Mike Brown, who lives a few houses down from the restaurant, said he saw teens hitting the ground, jumping the fence and running not clear what prompted the shooting. Police have released few details and have not identiMost of the wounded had been treated and released, but four people remained hospitalized Tuesday. One was in critical condition, Jackson Health System spokeswoman Jennifer Piedra said. tions during their inspection of the restaurant Monday, including a non-compliant extension cord, a broken door latch and an oven hood that needed maintenance, Carroll said. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 Broward Hall basement The polls are open today from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Students must bring either their Gator 1 Card or a government-issued photo ID and their UFID number.Manager arrested in wake of shooting in Miami nightclub 4,681 ballots were cast on Monday from page 1 ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Staff WriterStudents who commute to campus from outside Alachua County will face a blank ballot during the Fall 2014 Student Government elections. No candidate either from the Swamp Party or those running as an Independent has stepped up to campaign as a senator for District E, which represents students living outside of Alachua County. The ballot has a write-in candidate form. It is uncertain what will happen to District E if there is no candidate write-in, said Hans Rojas, UF Supervisor of Elections. A replacement senator may be appointed later in the year by the Student Senate Replacement and Agenda committee through standard procedures, he said. Rojas said he did not know the exact number of students living in District E. Swamp Party spokeswoman Katie Backstrand wrote in an email there were no candidates that the Swamp Party could slate for District E. She added that the Swamp Party is not pursuing a write-in campaign either. Jacqueline Sweat, 20, commutes daily to UF from Middleburg, Florida. Sweat votes for District E candidates every semester, but she feels that her district is underrepresented. equate parking on campus, Sweat said she has to add another 30 minutes to her 45-minute drive to park near Southwest Recreation Center and take a bus to get to her classes. It does bother me in the sense because commuters have our own issues with parking, said the UF tourism, recreation and sport management senior.No District E candidate up for Student Government electionsNo one is campaigningUF biology freshman Tyler Fogt, 18, walks out of the Reitz Union printing lab after voting in the Fall 2014 SG elections Tuesday. from page 1


CHABELI HERRERAAlligator Staff Writercherrera@alligator.orgThe 100-acre expansion of Butler Plaza hasnt come without skepticism from residents who worry that the construction will affect wildlife. The expansion will cover the former Windmeadows Mobile Home Park, an area that has been abandoned since 2002. In more than a decade, it became overgrown with trees and small animals animals that could be displaced by the new development, residents have argued. Ken Weyrauch, a UF urban & regional planning graduate student, said the concern came to his attention last week. Weyrauch, who lives in the Windmeadows apartment complex behind the Butler Plaza expansion site, said the clearing happening outside his window wasnt a problem until he saw a baby squirrel looking for shelter. One night, I heard a squeaking scream outside my door, and I went out, and there was this baby squirrel, Weyrauch, 33, said. Representatives at the county Environmental Protection Department could not be reached for comment. Like Weyrauch, other residents have expressed concern that the clearing could prove detrimental to the areas 12-year inhabitants. But Gerry Dedenbach, vice president of Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole Inc., the development company handling the project, said the expansion wont affect the areas wildlife. In fact, it is part of the expansion plans, Dedenbach said. We are selectively preserving several trees, he said. And there are dozens of trees that will be incorporated into a new plan. The area was previously farmland, which later became Stengel Airport in the 1940s. About 30 years later, Clark Butler purchased the airport to build the previous mobile home park, he said. Through the course of those approvals, there werent any wildlife cerns because it was farmland, then airport, then a mobile home park, he said. The area never became fully wooded simply overgrown, he said. Squirrels and birds can continue to live in the new area. As the site is redeveloped and revegetated, it will remain populated by urban mammals and urban avian species. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Yolandy Michel / Alligator Dump trucks sit in the lot of what used to be Windmeadows Mobile Home Park, which has been empty and covered in overgrown grass since 2002. A 100-acre expansion of Butler Plaza will be built there. ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Staff WriterTo dispel anxiety over assault rumors seen on social media, UF faculty and Gainesville Police urge for information. Yik Yak, a popular anonymous posting app that launched in November 2013, has been a platform for rumors and threats to public safety on campuses around the nation. Some threats have led to closed buildings, campus alerts or student arrests. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said UF had to deal with false rumors recently but through a different channel. It was concerning to us when there were some false rumors posted on Twitter during the height of concerns about assaults on campus, Sikes said. Our social media director saw it, and we worked hard to get the correct information out immediately. Sikes said students should check their email and texts, as well as UFs Twitter and homepage for the facts. She and UF social media director Todd Sanders said the UF fact hotline was made to dismiss these online rumors. Things in the real-time nature of the social web, theres so much information out there, and not all of it is factual, Sanders said. Sanders said social media is not actively monitored for rumors. When were aware of things, lieve any unnecessary anxieties, he said. Tobias said he doesnt think social media sites like Yik Yak are necessarily a threat to campus safety. If anyone has an issue with public safety or hears a rumor, GPD always recommends checking its well as UFs for information. We do rumor patrol as best as possible, Tobias said. With social media being so broad, its rumors. Just because you throw an anonymous tag on something, it makes that a little more prevalent. False rumors and criminal activity are two different things. He said GPDs social media is not monitored 24 hours a day, but there is usually someone close when major events and incidents occur. If youre going to look to an anonymous site for information, youre looking in the wrong place, Tobias said. Some students, like UF chemistry senior George Book, said that when he and his friends read rumors on Yik Yak, they do more research to verify it. I think people shouldnt believe everything they hear, Book, 21, said. But I think people know the difference between fact and ously. Sikes said UF has worked hard with social media to make sure all the correct information is available to students. It just requires additional efshe said, but its important to remind students that they need to channels, especially when it relates to emergency situations or campus safety or security.Campus safety rumors spread through anonymous app Yik YakGPD does rumor control LOC ALButler Plaza expansion concerns residents about wildlife safety THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMexican mans Harry Potter hoard is worlds largest MEXICO CITY A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of Harry Potter memorabilia was named the worlds largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowlings young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight and counts everything from lica Quidditch brooms. Guinness World Records ofas the worlds largest at 3,097 pieces. The old mark was 807. Silva Vargas said he began with no intent to amass a huge collection. He laughingly called his obsession both a blessing and a curse. My salary, my bonuses ... it all ended up here. Charges dropped for man who sold rhino head MILTON, N.H. A New Hampshire man who tried to sell a 70-pound rhinoceros head is happy that charges against him have been dropped. Ari Goldenberg of Milton was charged by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012 with selling an endangered species and falsifying records. Local media report that there is no proof he broke any laws. Goldenberg said the black rhino head was part of a collection donated to Phillips Exeter Academy in the 1930s. A woman bought it from the school and sold the rhino to him several years ago. He said he has the paperwork for it. He put an ad to sell it on Craigslist. A buyer willing to pay $35,000 turned out to be an undercover wildlife agent who Imprisoned Dutch killer Joran van der Sloot now a father LIMA, Peru Imprisoned Dutch killer Joran van der Sloot is now a father. Van der Sloots attorney Maximo Altez says the girl was born Sunday in Lima, Peru far from the remote prison where van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence for killing a Peruvian business student in 2010. He also remains the chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Altez says the child is named Dushy after van der Sloots grandmother. Van der Sloot married 24-year-old Leidy Figueroa in July. A month later, authorities sent him to a prison high in the Andes, saying he had threatened to kill the warden of the lockup near Lima. Tiger Woods to open Florida restaurant next year JUPITER Tiger Woods is trying out some new courses. The top golfer announced Tuesday he is opening a Florida restaurant called The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club next year. A statement issued by developer Allied Capital and Development of South Florida says the property is still in the works but is expected to be a 5,900-square-foot restaurant. quarter of 2015. Woods said in the statement that he envisions a place where people can meet friends, watch sports on TV and enjoy a great meal.News briefs: Potter; rhinos; Tiger Woods


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialThe 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.Netanyahu address plays on ignoranceThe U.N. General Assembly room has been welcoming a lot of celebrity guests lately. on gender equality. She was followed by Leonardo Dichange. On Monday, the delegates got to hear from Benjamin claimed Defeater of Terrorists. to curry favor with the West. enough uranium to build a nucletrator of terrorism worldwide will become overt. hate the United States. the case today. Alec Carver is a UF journalism sophomore. His columns usually appear on Thursdays. 57 TOTAL VOTES32% YES 68% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Are you going to vote in the Student Government elections? Todays question: Do you think the California consent law is necessary? Next governor must address Fla. prison issues gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist was known for being tough on crime. Although the law was designed to avoid judicial leniency toward violent criminals, the law has most severely affected nonlaw and mandatory minimums should be revisited, though he ensure that we do not lose ground on making our state safer, she said. being soft on crime. The Constitution forbids cruel and unusual also a matter of human rights. are in severe need of reform. Unfortunately, neither Crist nor in the coming years. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR Alec


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7On Nov. 4, Floridians will vote on an initiated constitutional amendment called Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative or Amendment 2. The Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative legalizes the medical use of marijuana by patients, administration of marijuana by caregivers, recommendations by licensed physicians and the sale of marijuana by medical marijuana treatment centers. I support the legalization of medical marijuana. I want If Amendment 2 passes, it will be abused. Its terminology is too broad, and it leaves too much power in the hands of details. The initiative allows licensed physicians to recommend marijuana to patients for a debilitating medical condition, or other conditions where the physician believes medical marijuana is appropriate for relief. Most established, licensed Florida physicians would not er, the ability of physicians to prescribe medical marijuana may have unintended consequences. California approved the use of medical marijuana in 1996. Since then, Pot Doc shops have popped up everywhere. Greg Warmoth, Orlandos Channel 9 reporter, visited California in November 2013 for an investigative report, which unearthed the unintended consequences of medical marijuana. Warmoth went to a licensed physician for a medical had trouble sleeping and was then given a recommendaproceeded to a Pot Doc shop and bought his marijuana. The licensed physician was a gynecologist who opened the Pot Doc shop on the side for extra money. This same situation has the potential to occur in Florida if Amendment 2 passes. The situation is complicated by medical marijuana not being approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Prescribing marijuana is illegal, so as the legislation currently stands, doctors who recommend it have no control over dosages. When patients purchase pot, it will not be bought from with no pharmaceutical or medical experience, no license and no training can sell pot. Also, Amendment 2 provides no guidelines for the location of these Pot Docs. They could open up shop anywhere next to schools or residential neighborhoods. The buyer, especially one who is not suffering a debilitating disease, could then leave the shop and light up anywhere. In the footage from Warmoths California report, people line the streets smoking blunts. Keep in mind, recreational marijuana is not legal in California. If Amendment 2 passes, the Florida Department of partment creates procedures the medical marijuana treatment centers or Pot Docs have to follow and also creates regulations for how much marijuana patients can obtain. tainly more so than state legislators. professional association that represents doctors in legislation, public health and other affairs voted unanimously against the support of Amendment 2. Madelyn Butler, a past president of the FMA, says she agrees with seven former Florida Supreme Court justices who joined together opposing Amendment 2. They said, Anyone who reads the full text of Amendment 2 should readily agree it is plagued by loopholes and vagueness that would lead to a myriad of unintended and undesirable consequences. People on both sides of the medical marijuana debate have sensationalized this issue. Scare tactics from the opposition that suggest Amendment 2 will allow drug dealers to move in next door are overdramatic. Commercials in favor of Amendment 2 that appeal only to emotion, like those from the Morgan Law Firm, which gave $3,535,897 in Amendment 2 campaign funds, leave out important logistical concerns about legalizing medical marijuana. Amendment 2 is too broad and contains too many loopholes for the abuse of medical marijuana. Those who truly need medical marijuana treatment deserve it, but the passage of Amendment 2 is not in the state of Floridas best interest. Lindsay Alexander is a UF journalism sophomore. Her columns appear on Wednesdays.Medical marijuana: yes; Amendment 2: noColumn Lindsay Those who identify with the right wing of the political spectrum are often associated with the image of the bad guy the evil, clever insider who abuses the government to protect his friends, his money, his guns and his traditional values. But conservatives, especially in Texas, dont break a sweat when it comes to discussing jobs and the economy. With Republicans controlling the Texas government, the case policy makes itself: No one can deny the Texas Miracle phenomenon of economic growth for which quintessentially conservative ideals of low taxes and decreased government regulation are supposcial progressives in Texas leaves independent vember. Over the course of the gubernatorial election campaigns, both candidates have expressed interest in continuing the successful legacy of the Texas economy, but the economic plan proffered by state Sen. Wendy Davis state. It would be nice if the Texas Miracle were the result of growth of high-paying jobs across the state, but the reality is that this miracle is mainly sustained by minimum-wage jobs. And although the hope among all is not to have to scramble for a minimum-wage job, the reality is that many people have to, or at least do their best to, support their families on $7.25 an hour. The solution to this problem, however, is not to simply increase minimum wage. Inattracting more companies to Texas. Davis, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has proposed a minimum wage increase of $10 per hour, which would immediately help many Texans living below the poverty line. such an immediate increase has clearly negative consequences for the same workers the increase should be helping. If employers costs increase immediately, this would force them to to decrease the number of people they employ in order to minimize costs and maximize possibly derail the Texas Miracle in the long run. Conversely, conservatives and liberals alike should consider the moral implications of sustaining this so-called miracle. Should we pride ourselves on the fact that our economy is growing because an obscene number of grown adults are earning minimum wage, whether it be $7.25 or $10 per hour? Perhaps, both gubernatorial candidates should consider the answer to that question when developing state David Davis Jr. writes for The Daily Texan. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Wage increase will stifle the Texas MiracleUWireDavid Davis Jr.UWire


8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014Patricia Ochoa / Alligator Returning the RhythmChad Alpaugh, former UF student and current assistant at Library West, plays the guitar by the University Auditorium before going to study for the GMAT Tuesday afternoon. DAMARIS LOPEZAlligator Contributing WriterA UF student has made a splash in the marine science community. Monica Camacho, 19, was awarded a $1,000 travel scholarship to present research she collected this past summer at the national conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in January. The scholarship was awarded to her by the National Science Foundation, which also funded the Research Experience for Undergraduate program at UFs Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. I was interested in doing research to see if that was something that I wanted to do in the future because I love the sciences, and I found the Whitney Lab, Camacho, an environmental engineering sophomore, said. ed in Marine Biology while growing up in Key Largo, Florida. Camacho earned one of eight competitive internship spots in the Research Experience for Undergraduate program this summer, where she gathered data on the ecological impact of black mangrove trees expanding into saltmarsh ecosystems. Camacho worked on the coastal and marine ecology project with Todd Osborne, UF assistant professor of estuarine biogeochemistry, during her internship in St. Augustine, Florida. The program at the Whitney Laboratory is a paid, 11-week internship that received about 230 applicants last year. Alumni of the program go on to be successful in various science careers, said Jessica Long, the director of development and external relations for Whitney Laboratory. They are science writers, science teachers, several are physicians, and one of them is now a professor at Penn State who is doing research, Long said. At the January conference, Camacho will attend alongside a variety of scientists from marine biologists to environmental scientists to geneticists, Osborne said. The conference is a good opportunity for her to present work to a large audience, and it gives her the opportunity to explore Camacho was awarded the travel scholarship after submitting a poster of her data to the National Science Foundation. During her internship, Camacho took part in a science communication course that she said will help her present her data at the national conference in West Palm Beach, Florida. Im excited to explain research that no one has ever done before, she said. But Camacho isnt stopping with her presentation. Osborne and Camacho are working to publish a paper based on the data Camacho has collected over the summer. She is in the process of writing rough drafts of manuscripts and having Osborne give her feedback.UF student wins travel scholarship for marine science research$1,000 from science foundation HE RECENTLY VISITED LIBERIA. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSDALLAS A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested posithe disease to be diagnosed in announced Tuesday. The patient was in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which had announced a day earlier that the persons symptoms and recent travel indicated a possible case of Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa and infected a handful of Americans who have traveled to that region. The person developed symptoms days after returning to Texas from Liberia and showed no symptoms on the plane, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the patient came to the U.S. to visit family and has been hospitalized since the weekend. cases are suspected in Texas. Specimens from the patient were tested by a state lab and the CDC, said Carrie Williams, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services. Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health & HuNorth Texas are well equipped to care for the patient. This is not Africa, he told Dallas station WFAA. We have a great infrastructure to deal with an outbreak. Twelve other people in the U.S. have been tested for Ebola since July 27, according to the CDC: All were negative. Four American aid workers who became infected while volunteering in West Africa have been treated in special isolation facilities in hospitals in Atlanta and Nebraska, and a U.S. doctor exposed to the virus in Sierra Leone is under observation in a similar facility at the National Institutes of Health. The U.S. has only four such isolation units, but the CDC has insisted that any hospital can care for someone with Ebola. Ebola symptoms can include fever, muscle pain, vomiting and bleeding, and can appear as long as 21 days after exposure to the virus. mary guidelines when deciding whether to test a person for the virus whether that person has traveled to West Africa and whether he or she has been near friends or relatives or other people who have been exposed to the virus, said CDC spokesman Jason McDonald. Since the summer months, preparing for the possibility that an individual traveler could unknowingly arrive with the infection. Authorities have advised hospitals on how to prevent the virus from spreading within their facilities. People boarding planes in the outbreak zone are checked for fever, but that does not guarantee that an infected person wont get through. Ebola is not contagious until symptoms begin, and it takes close contact Dallas hospital case in the country ST A TE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJACKSONVILLE Michael Dunn was shooting to kill, not de17-year-old Jordan Davis after the two had an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, prosecutors said during closing arguments on Tuesday in the second trial in the case. Closings began after the 47-yearold Dunn took the witness stand in his own defense, saying he feared November 2012. He wasnt shooting at the tires. He wasnt shooting at the windows. He was shooting to kill. Aiming at Jordan Davis, prosecutor Erin Wolfson told jurors. Jurors will hear instructions from the judge this morning and will then begin deliberations. Prosecutors say Dunn killed Davis, of Marietta, Georgia, when he four teenagers. Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder in February and already faces at least 60 years in prison. The jury in the locked on the der count. Dunn said the problems started when he and his from an SUV parked next to them at a convenience store. Testimony from the other teenagers in the case said Dunn was angry when he asked them to turn the music down. The music was turned off for a short time, Dunn said. He said he was not angry when the music was turned back up, but then things got heated. Dunn said the man in the backseat then rolled the window down I would have pulled it 50 times if thats what it took to save my life, Dunn said. On cross-examination, prosecutor John Guy asked Dunn if he knew anyone had been hurt when he door, and Dunn said no. Then Dunn told Guy that Davis ing. Dunn said he didnt think that hed hurt anyone, and prosecutors told jurors that he went back to his hotel and went to sleep.Loud-music-shooting trial nears endDunn I was interested in doing research to see if that was something that I wanted to do in the future because I love the sciences, and I found the Whitney Lab.Monica Camachoscholarship winner


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Gabriella Nicholas / Alligator Staff Retired Air Force Capt. Jeffrey Lahman voices his support for Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in Florida. The Medical Marijuana forum was held Tuesday night at Pugh Hall Ocora. HE SAID THE WORK EN VIRONMENT WAS ROUGH. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSORLANDO A former University of Central Florida football assistant coach is suing the university and the athletic department for breach of contract, alleging that coach George OLeary engaged in continuous criticism of his work and created a work environment that included bullying, threatening behavior and repeated discriminatory epithets. Former defensive coordinaFlorida last week. The suit alleges OLeary made derogatory remarks about Ferraros Italian heritage, African-Americans and people of Jewish descent. Ferraro was hired as the defensive coordinator on Dec. 26 of last year, following the departure of Jim Fleming. Ferraro states in the suit that he was given a termination letter on Feb. 26, a day after he voiced his concerns to the schools human resources department and in an email to OLeary and his fellow assistant coaches. That email was attached as an exhibit to the lawsuit. UCF spokesman Grant Heston said in a statement that the school previously investigated Ferraros accusations. UCF immediately investigated the allegations Mr. Ferraro made when he abruptly abandoned his job, the statement said. The universitys allegations to be untrue. None of the individuals alleged to have been the subject of, or to have overhead, these supposed statements corroborated Mr. Ferraros claims. In fact, until seeking compensation after abandoning his job, it does not appear he ever discussed this with anyone at UCF. Ferraro maintains he never actually resigned from his post. Asked why Ferraro waited attorney, Gary Wilson, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that it was delayed in an effort to resolve this pre-suit and without publicity. We respect what UCF means to the Central Florida community and we applaud UCFs accomplishments both statement. However, Coach Ferraro deserves representation like anyone else who has been wronged. We are simply acting as his voice and intend no harm toward UCF or (University of Central Florida Athletic Association). According to the suit, Ferraro was asked by OLeary to delay assuming his coaching duties until after the Fiesta Bowl. Interim coordinator Tyson Summers coached the Knights defense in that game. Afterward, when Ferraro began his job, he said that OLeary contradicted previous desires to simplify the defensive schemes and claims that OLeary micromanaged him and engaged in continuous and unwarranted criticism of his work.Former assistant sues UCF for breach of contract, behaviorCRIME MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff A Gainesville man was arrested after police said he punched a pregnant woman in the stomach Monday morning. two witnesses and the victim who he knew was pregnant while trying to retrieve his keys and cellphone charger from the victims residence at 3101 NE 15th St. Gainesville Police said Forte spent the night at the residence Sunday. Although the victim did not let him in again at about 9 a.m. Monday, Forte was able to get inside. Once inside, he went to the victims bedroom to retrieve his belongings. The victim and a witness tween Forte and one of the witnesses, according to a report. The victim intervened to try to make Forte leave again. Forte then punched the 2-month pregnant victims stomach. The victim told police Forte was aware of her pregnancy because he went to the doctors appointment After he was read his rights, Forte denied ever hitting the victim. He was arrested on charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant female. His bond is set at $10,000.Police: Gainesville man punched pregnant woman in the stomach Forte


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Brooke Sharp is leaving her mark on the UF soccer team in her sophomore year. Read the story on Page 14.Troy, Zubero to be inducted in hall of fameUF swimming and diving coach Gregg Troy and former UF swimmer Martin Zubero (1988-1991) will be inducted into the Florida Swimming Hall of Fame Sunday.WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Staff Writer@J_McPherson1126Florida players like Kurt Roper. Heading into the season, running back Matt Jones called the new offensive coordinator loose and more exciting than (former offensive coordinator Brent) Pease. Wide receiver Valdez Showers liked the up-tempo feel Roper brings to practice. Quarterback Jeff Driskel said Roper keeps the offense humble. But heading into Floridas road contest against Tennessee and following a 42-21 loss to Alabama in which the Gators tallied just 200 yards of offense Roper wants to make sure everyone knows that performance comes before the fun and games. I hope I stay who I am, Roper said. When you go to its all fun and games. I mean, there is a mentality, a toughness mentality, a focus mentality, and an effort mentality. And so, I dont think thats changed at all. My whole philosophy is if weve got guys trying and giving effort, then well coach ya. If we have to coach the effort and those things, thats when were not fun to be around. The Gators have struggled converting third downs this season. Through three games, Florida has a 34-percent conversion rate, which is 109th in the country and 13th in the Southeastern Conference. Against Alabama, Florida moved the chains on just two of its 13 third-down attempts. But when the average distance to go on third down is 7.8 yards, a low conversion rate is bound to occur. (We) played too many bad downs and distances, Roper said. I dont think we ever kept ourselves in good situations that way, which created a bunch of third-andlongs rather than obviously the third-and-shorts and third-and-mediums. So I dont think we were very productive, really any down and distance. But I think because of our poor production on our early downs we really struggled on our third downs against a good defense. Floridas troubles on offense seem to be put solely on Driskels back. But Roper reiterated Muschamp in saying the redshirt junior is Floridas best quarterback to win games at this point in the season. Driskel has attempted 37 drop back passes on third down this season, and the coaching staff has needed to be critical on just eight of the attempts. On the other 29, they were either good decisions or we didnt make the play, Roper said. Not saying we made the play on all 29, but Jeff was solid in decisionmaking and the throw. Its a team thing. Weve got a guy that understands the game that is a tough-minded guy and has the ability to make plays for us. Driskel has been at the root of the blame among Floridas fan base, but Roper said the criticism for Floridas offensive ineptitude against Alabama can not fall on just one player. Its not just (Driskel), Roper said. He threw a couple of interceptions on third-and-longs when I put him in an aggressive call in the mind set of trying to make a play. So its all around. Its me as a play-caller, its him as a decision-maker, its just the route-running, all of it together weve just got to get better at. And Driskels teammates have the same mentality. Its been tough for him because hes getting the steam right at him, Jones said. But we know its a team effort. Yeah, as quarterback, he takes the heat for the whole thing, but were trying to lift him up. Were not against him. Despite all the struggles and all the improvements that need to be made, Roper said that Floridas offense has found its identity. You know, I think youre always growing and changing, Roper said, but I think weve got a pretty good feel of who we are and what we are.Kan Li / Alligator StaffUF quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) rushes during Floridas 42-21 loss to Alabama on Sept. 20. Driskel has received the bulk of the criticism for the Gators struggling offense, but offensive coordinator Kurt Roper said the blame is on everyone. Roper focused on improving offense production on all downsJOHNSONS JOURNALWoody and Buzz, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese. Each is so synonymous with the other that its tough to think of one without its counterpart. Add Jeff Driskel and Will Muschamp to that list, because thats where that relationship seems to be going. Its different than just the standard coachplayer bond. Perhaps Muschamp knows the stakes; he knows how much his reputation rides on the arm of No. 6 and because of that, he so vociferously defends a player he didnt even recruit. Maybe its just Muschamp orchestrating a different kind of defense not one to stymie opponents but one to block the blitz of negativity from fans and media alike (including this newspaper). Muschamp marginalized the amount of fans who have fallen out of favor with Driskel, referring to the number as a few which is frankly not true in my mind and maybe in his too despite what he said publicly. negativity, trying to lessen its impact and mitigate its effect on his signal caller and the team at large. Thats what coaches do, thats what fathers do. And oftentimes youll hear coaches say they toe the line between those two roles with their student-athletes. The pressure and the vitriol are occupational hazards of the job of quarterbacking Driskel said Monday he doesnt need his coach to come to his defense he is a big boy and he can handle it. He said he was grown and even laughed off his plight by joking about how thankful he was that Monday was the start of a new week. There is nothing wrong with defending your players. Its what coaches are supposed to do. Nothing good comes from publicly blasting a 21-year-old in the media no matter how Muschamp completely invested in Driskel at quarterback Richard Johnsontwitter: @RagjUF SEE JOHNSON, PAGE 15QuotableWe should have beat them. I mean, we had em Matt Jones UF running back


14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffBrooke Sharp celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal in Floridas 2-1 win against Georgia on Friday at James G. Pressly Stadium. ALEX MAMINAKISAlligator Writer@alexmaminakisFor a sophomore forward who, until last weekend, had started every game this season on the bench, getting to start two games in a row was not an opportunity to waste. Brooke Sharp certainly made the most of it. The Ponte Vedra, Fla., native of the season on Friday night against Georgia and then her second start of the season two days later against Missouri. Sharp scored her third goal of the of the game while recording four shots. Her three goals are the second most on the team behind sophomore Savannah Jordan. I wasnt expecting to start, but I was happy to, Sharp said. I just made the most of it and went coaches trusted me to start. Coach Becky Burleigh spoke highly of Sharp and her ability to maintain possession and orchestrate positive plays on offense. Burleigh has also seen improvement in Sharp compared to last season. With Brooke, when the ball goes into her feet its really, really hard to knock her off the ball, Burleigh said. Shes strong, shes got a low center of gravity and what she has improved upon, I think shes making better decisions off the ball. In her freshman season, Sharp started only one match and had one goal all year. Sharp said she worked hard in the offseason to better understand Floridas formations and game plans so that she could be a stronger asset to the team this year. I was really happy, Sharp said of her performance last weekend. I felt like I improved from last booster. It is not as if Sharp didnt play much at all in her freshman season. She played in 12 games and logged 322 minutes of action last year. But in those 12 games, Sharps offensive output wasnt where she would have liked it to be, logging just four points. One year later, she is making her minutes count and emerging as one of Floridas leading offensive weapons. Burleigh has recognized the improvements in Sharp this year and doesnt doubt that the sophomore will help the team succeed as it progresses through the latter portion of its schedule. I think her playing time is just going to continue to increase, Burleigh said.Sharp makes big impact for UF soccer AARON FRIEDLANDAlligator Writer@aafriedlandAs the Florida womens swimming and diving team season from last Saturday behind, it looks ahead to the three-day Pinch A Penny Invitational this weekend along with the mens team. The mens team makes its season debut with a roster loaded with depth that includes a total of 12 All-Americans. The Gators roster also features a total of 10 seniors, six of which are All-Americans. I think it helps because theres competition everyday at practice, coach Martyn Wilby said. They take that level of swimming to a new height everyday at practice. At the Pinch A Penny Invitational, only three swimmers from each school are able to of placing in the preliminary heats. Wilby said there are probthe team that are capable of We see that everyday in practice so it takes the whole intensity in practice and focus level in practice to a new level, Wilby said. In particular, 2014 Southeastern Conference Freshman Swimmer of the Year Mitch DArrigo returns to the Gators after competing in two events at the 2014 European Championships. The Italy native earned a silver medal in the 400meter freestyle and was the 2014 Italian Spring National Champion in the 200-meter freestyle. Well, he had an outstanding summer, Wilby said. I think that was a continuation of his freshman year. ... Its just a gradual progression what he is doing. He understands the college system now and I just see him getting better and better. Whats also included on this deep roster are 10 freshmen and seven redshirt freshmen who will be relied upon to contribute to the teams success this season. One freshman Wilby praised was Caeleb Dressel, the No. 3 recruit in the state of Florida and No. 20 in the class of 2014 by CollegeSwimming. com. Dressel, out of Jacksonville Bolles School, set the national high school record for the 50yard freestyle with a time of 19.29 seconds, which is faster than any swimmer returning to UF this season posted last year. Caeleb is the ultimate swimmer, said Wilby. He has come in and is learning. Hes a sponge for information and so Im looking forward to seeing him race this weekend and hes just taking everything in and trying to improve.UF mens team gears up for season debutS WIMMING AND DIVING


JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczupryn ALLIGATOR Kan Li / Alligator StaffBackup quarterback Treon Harris takes a snap during Floridas 65-0 win against FOOTBALLRoper: Harris not ready to take on starting quarterback roleMuschamp wont use Harris in a game unless game dictates it JOHNSON, from page 13


16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 GRAHAM HALLAlligator Writer @Graham311A team that expected to have a senior presence has the Western Carolina Invitational to open the season for One of the unresolved questions on the team is It puts more pressure on us for sure, because those Reynolds ready to improve, run fast for Florida cross countryNathalie Dortonne / AlligatorMac Reynolds races during the 2014 Mountain Dew Invitational on Sept. 20 at UFs Mark Bostick Golf Course. We still have a very good shot at going to Nationals and placing if we keep working hard.Mac ReynoldsUF cross country runner