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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014The Alligator The Alligator TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 82/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/61 SUNNY 82/61 SUNNY 84/57 SUNNY 81/54 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAYThe Alligator The Alligator VOLUME 109 ISSUE 39 Applications are due Nov. 3. You and two members of your organization are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply to be a participant, please visit UFServantLeader. 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?LGBT speaker coming to Gainesville Join us Tuesday at 6 p.m. as Elizabethe Payne, the founder and director of The Queering Education Research Institute currently located at Hunter College in New York City, hosts a discussion about the importance of restructuring school culture in order to address the issue of LGBT bullying. The event will be held at Cymplify Central, 5402 NW Eighth Ave. It is sponsored by UF LGBT Affairs and Gainesville Equality Youth. UF Panel on Violence Prevention and Resources October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Thursday in Smathers Library, Room 100, advocates from the community will present information and share resources with students, faculty and staff regarding violence prevention. Join representatives from Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, Sexual Trauma/ Interpersonal Violence Education (STRIVE) from GatorWell, Alachua County Victim Services, University Police and Gainesville Police. Topics will include how intimate partner violence and sexual assault impacts the lives of individuals on campus and in our community, available resources through agencies and how to contact the agencies for services. Big Pink Volleyball registration closes Oct. 23 Big Pink Volleyball will take place Oct. 28 at Southwest Recreation Center. Unlike regular volleyball, Big Pink Volleyball is played with a hot pink Kin-Ball, a 4-foottall, 2-pound sport ball. Registration closes Thursday at 5 p.m. on rsconnect.recsports. Your team must have a minimum of four players to participate. Additional players may be on your team, but no more than six can play at a time. Participants are asked to donate $5, with all proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Fund at UF Health. For more information, visit events/detail/6014. Matheson Museums Fall Festival Join the Matheson Museums Fall Festival on Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event offers the chance to experience fall celebrations from around the world and fall in love with history by touring the Matheson Museum complex. The festival features tours of the second oldest house in Gainesville, storytelling, pumpkin decorating, an arthropod petting zoo provided by the UF Entomology Club, historical reenactors and much more. For more information call 352-378-2280 or email info@ Servant Leadership Institute The Servant Leadership Institute is a daylong experience, sponsored by the UF Center for Leadership and Service, for student groups interested in increasing the breadth and depth of their impact on campus and in the Gainesville community. As a participant in the Servant Leader Institute, you will have the opportunity to network, solve problems and develop skills and knowledge related to servant leadership, coalition building and service learning. The institute will take place Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online






FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 CHABELI HERRERAAlligator Staff Writercherrera@alligator.orgAs homeless shelter Grace Marketplace struggles with a crippling $15,000 summer launch, county and city commissioners and even UF President Berthe shelters doors open. Marketplace oversight board and was Alachua County Commissioner Robert Hutch Hutchinson. ketplace tells you where his heart is, said Hutchinson, who also serves on the board. comment. The shelter, which opened in May Correctional Institution, was allocated the city and Alachua County. Jon DeCarmine, operations director Homeless and Hungry, said that money campus across six buildings. But the money didnt grow with it. The shelter now needs about $500,000. DeCarmine said in utility costs alone, is instead paying about $7,000. Overall, $25,000 was budgeted in In order to cut back, the shelter restalled programmable thermostats. or two working at any given time, he said. The campus chapel closed Oct. 1, and the pavilion, which was open all day 7 p.m. We have gone to a bare-bones repairing things as long as we possibly can, DeCarmine said. He said the shelter is now relying heavily on community agencies and keep it running. event with other businesses Nov. 22 at The Backyard at Boca Fiesta and Palomino, said Paracosm spokeswoman Julie Natheney. The company hopes to raise that we want to inspire other people in the tech community to contribute to more local causes, said Natheney. At the county level, Hutchison has tional $100,000 to $150,000 at the Nov. 18 county commission meeting. year ended on Sept. 30. He said the issue has grown because Weve allowed the problem to get so bad that in a sense weve created the the issue, Hutchinson said. Alachua County spends $2 million a year sheltering dogs and cats, and the additional $2 million, he said. By comparison, the money that is being asked society make a priority, Hutchinson said. I think its ridiculous that we make people sleep outside.Machen, commissioners will attempt to save indebted Grace Marketplace ASHLEIGH HICKSAlligator Contributing WriterDubbed Limitless, Homecoming Week is bringing The Gator Nation together once again Evan Schauder, Homecoming chairman, said the theme Limitless Gator Growls location. When we moved to these new opportunities that we had, and we thought that Limitless ideas, the 22-year-old UF accounting graduate student said. The annual SunTrust 11:30 a.m. at UFs Percy Beard Track. At noon, the Homecoming Parade will stroll down University Avenue. parade with gates opening at 5 p.m. and scheduled entertainment beSaturday Night Live comedian Brooks Wheeaward-winning artist Ludacris and indie pop band Foster the People. On Saturday, Gator Missouri Tigers at 7 p.m. Medline Fleurimond, band member and 21-year-old UF sociology According to a news release, restrictions on parking will be put in place around Flavet Field UF homecoming kicks off today


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. 74 TOTAL VOTES88% YES 12% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Are you pleased with the new president-elect Kent Fuchs? Todays question: Are you sticking around for Homecoming this weekend? Vatican views of LGBT: a good startI have been a Roman Catholic all my life. For 18 years, I went to church almost every Sunday without fail. While attending Mass, I realized that Catholics are especially resistant to one thing: change. I have experienced the same liturgy, the same teachings and the same traditions year after year with little hope of something different. The various popes have always looked the same and represented the same values. That is, until the selection of the current pope. During Pope Francis tenure, he has developed a reputation as the peoples pope. His teachings have generalmarginalized and brutalized. His Holiness has even had a gentler tone toward gays and lesbians, saying, Who am I to judge? when asked about gay men joining the priesthood. On Monday, an interim report was released documenting a closed-door meeting between Catholic clergy, leaders and Pope Francis himself. In this report, the members surprisingly praised gays and lesbians for their gifts to the church. To many liberal Catholics, this marked the beginning of the road to reversing the churchs position on gay marriage. Naturally, this friendly nod to the gay community made many conservative Catholics furious. The conservatives present at the meeting felt as though the report was a misinterpretation of what was discussed. For this and other reasons, the Vatican on Tuesday said the report was a working document and did not necessarily create the impression of a positive evaluation of same sex marriage. The church needs to make up its mind about same-sex marriage and other LGBT issues. The Vatican has so far taken a middle-ground position, where gay-friendly language is used to appear modern and in touch with these sexual acts as intrinsically disordered and calls on gays and lesbians to live in chastity. As a body of about 1.2 billion people, the church has two realistic options. The church can include gays and lesbians as full members and embrace their relationships, or it can go back to its traditional condemnation and judgment. Straddling the fence on this issue can send a damaging message to LGBT children and young adults who look to the church for moral guidance. The church also has tremenmurder gays and lesbians. The churchs evolving attitude toward the LGBT community can serve as a teaching opportunity for clergy around the world who can help ensure the safety and acceptance of LGBT individuals within oppressive societies. Approving of same-sex relationships will undoubtedly infuriate a lot of Catholics. However, Hillary Clinton got it right when she urged people to pay attention to the trend lines, not headlines. The fact is that the trend is moving toward acceptance and tolerance of LGBT individuals and relationships. Although 40 percent of American Catholics still oppose same-sex marriage, a growing number of Catholics express support for marriage equality. The Roman Catholic Church has a long way to go in eliminating outdated practices. Hopefully the pope and the rest of the clergy act on issues such as withholding Communion from divorced and remarried people, cohabitation outside of marriage, women joining the priesthood and the use of contraception. Many people who go to Mass are religious people seeking moral and spiritual guidance. The church should take a stand on same-sex relationships and get back to spreadwith those who were outcast and marginalized and spoke to them about Gods mercy and forgiveness. Thats what we as Catholics are called to do: love one another as God has loved us. Harold Joseph is a UF political science junior. His columns appear on Fridays. Its that time of the week again. From fan-blocked debates, too much Ebola in the news and a new UF president elect, this week has had its fair share of odd, good and frightening news for this weeks I-hope-we-dont-lose-another-homecominggame edition of....Darts & Laurels Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist had their second of three debates Wednesday night. The debate was marked by what might have been one of the strangest events in recent political history. Scott initially refused to participate in the debate because Crist had a small electric fan on his podium. Scott claimed that the fan violated the rules of the debate. Of course, the media took this admittedly bizarre event and ran absolutely wild with it. The front page of Thursdays Miami Herald website read: Charlie Crist and his portable fan have a history together. The Orlando Sentinels read: Fangate delays start of Rick Scott, Charlie Crist debate. The media allowed Fangate to dominate the debate coverage, giving short shrift to other critical issues raised during the event, like minimum wage and federal funding for Medicaid. A get-your-priorities-straight DART goes to Florida media outlets. Despite all the media sensationalism about Fangate and other issues, there were some rare voices of reason. One of those level-headed individuals was Fox News Shepard Smith. Speaking about the medias coverage of the recent Ebola cases, Smith said: Do not listen to the hysterical voices on the radio and the television or read the fear-provoking words online. The people who say and write hysterical things are being very irresponsible. Smiths words are a welcome contrast from the rest of the media, which seem determined to convince us Ebola is hiding behind every corner, just waiting to strike. An everybody-please-just-calm-down LAUREL to Shepard Smith. Unfortunately, its not just the media getting worked up about Ebola. It seems like every politician, pundit and celebrity has contributed his or her two cents on the issue, regardless of his or her lack of knowledge or expertise. Perhaps the worst offender on this front was rapper and noted domestic abuser Chris Brown. Brown, who for some reason has 13.6 million Twitter followers, tweeted the following Monday: I dont knowBut I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. S**t is getting crazy bruh. After being criticized and ridiculed by tens of thousands of outraged Twitter users, Brown followed up his conspiracy theory with another tweet: Let me shut my black ass up! Good call, Chris. Were giving a please-never-tweet-again DART to Chris Brown. HBO has produced some of the most beloved TV shows of the last several years: The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, just to name a few. In 2010, the company launched HBO GO, an online and mobile app that allows HBO television subscribers to watch these shows anywhere and anytime. However, HBO made a long-awaited announcement this week that it would begin to offer standalone HBO GO subscriptions in 2015 no cable subscripwhich has largely dominated the video-streaming market in recent years. Though details about price and availability have yet to be released, the new HBO GO represents another step forward in the world of online entertainment. A freedomfrom-the-shackles-of-cable-TV LAUREL goes to HBO.FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR Harold


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 When Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake did the friends with The appeal of a friends and cant make relationships better, but Some FWBs do end in success, but its I know in the past when sation about it because I dont Its not quite a relationship, but its also friends? So take a few minutes before or after Robyn Smith is a UF journalism junior. Her columns appear on Fridays.Column Robyn perience life as a chicken with this tion on how to make the transition Christina Bicknell peta2 UF Campus RepresentativeLetter to the Editor




CHARISSA KRASNOW COPES THROUGH HER ARTWORK. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgCharissa Krasnows art speaks more than she does. Unlike the other exhibitors who unabashedly revealed their inner demons to total strangers, Krasnow sat beside her paintings and smiled politely, nodding at every visitor who admired her artwork. Her lively, colorful oil and acrylic pieces were arranged with more somber depictions on partitions made of white sheets. Her centerpiece, Tree, was the most striking: On a stormy background, a naked woman posed on a barren tree, surrounded by birds of prey that feasted on hearts a symbolized breakup. Mirroring her own face, an untitled self portrait of a blank stare, preoccupied with her own thoughts, hung on the right. But unlike the absent woman in her raw self portrait, Krasnow could be the prototype for a curvy Barbie doll. Her signature mane of blonde hair complements her blue eyes. Her California look is betrayed by her timid voice, speckled with remnants of a Chicago accent. Only on request would she elaborate on her muses in whispers. Tree took eight years to complete. Her self portrait took 30 minutes. Its like a journey, Krasnow, 35, said softly. A piece of my life went into that. Krasnow said she felt no shame participating in Reframing Recovery, an exhibit for artists who use their artwork to cope with mental illness. It was sponsored by the Gainesville Opportunity Center earlier this month. Instead, she saw it as a milestone accomplishment. Some paintings were regarded as victories, others as marks of recovery. I choose to see it as a mental gift rather than a mental illness, she said. Her real triumph isnt that this was her her mental illness, either she came to terms with that years ago. Its that she arrived at the exhibit to set up her carefully selected paintings. She made small talk. She remained in the corner of the room, like a kindergartener who found refuge in the back of a classroom, until closing. With family enThat day even for just those three hours she conquered her depression, her anxiety, her bipolar disorder that consumed eight years of her life. Raising her toddler in Chicago, Karen Krasnow noticed her daughter could blend colors and stay in between the lines. Charissa had no qualms about expressing herself on paper. In the world of art, she was an extrovert. Yet she had separation anxiety. Any change at all was a challenge. Her mother couldnt wean her off a bottle to a sippy cup. Krasnows abnormal interactions with groups didnt diminish through adolescence. To help her cope, Karen bought art supplies for Krasnows 16th birthday. I wanted her to have an outlet, and that sort of became her outlet instead of her bottling it inside, Karen, 60, said. I wanted her to express what she was going through. Krasnows bipolar disorder came alive with every painting. When Krasnow was manic, her brushstrokes were erratic. The subject of her paintings were deeper, darker. Back then, you didnt really do therapy that much, Karen said. Certain things took a lot of time and patience. Krasnow attended Barat College, a small Catholic college in Lake Forest, Illinois. The school closed in 2005, evicting Krasnow fromher creative haven. Krasnows father moved the family to Florida and settled in Haile Plantation. She eventually enrolled at Santa Fe College, where she took an art fundamentals class her only formal art training. But a long-term relationship crumbled. She stopped taking her medication. She didnt pick up a paintbrush. She dyed her hair black. She never graduated. as a 20-something. Colorful canvases are her only mementos to a life that her mind involuntarily blacked out. She felt helpless until her younger sister, Lauren, 33, took her back to her Catholic faith and bought her new paint. Her mother watched Krasnows strokes transform from erratic to skilled. Krasnow also agreed to go back on medication. With her, everything is hard but possible with patience and understanding, Karen said. Krasnow picked up a paintbrush again. The Gainesville Opportunity Center, at 2772 NW 31st St., helps its 104 members recover from mental illness. A few weeks ago, Krasnow followed her therapists recommendation and walked into the center. Initially shy, she mustered up the courage to sit down and strike up conversations, said executive director Pam Demers. She was very sweet, bubbly, outgoing, she said. Krasnow submitted pictures of her art for the Reframing Recovery exhibit. It made me really happy to get out of the house and give me purpose, Krasnow said. Krasnow said she knows it will take a while for her to hold down a job. For now, she lives with her family and receives disability checks. One thing I want to do one day is work with children or anyone who is suffering and just needs to process something and just connect with them, she said. A week has passed since Krasnows debut at the Reframing Recovery exhibit. Her nerves packed with doctors appointments and cathartic interviews with a reporter. Insomnia has rendered her restless. For the plies and heads outside. Despite it being in the middle of the night, she turns up the Rolling Stones and creates a sea green mixture for her latest piece, titled Be Not of This World. around her neighborhood earlier. Today was a peaceful day, free of brooding thoughts. To be not of this world means I have no fear anymore, she said. Nothing scares me anymore. Even though I have anxiety, I know I can walk myself through it. Its just a process. Its hard. I know I will get through it. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Colleen Wright / Alligator StaffCharissa Krasnow, 35, holds up her two self portraits outside of Starbucks at Tioga Town Center. The left portrait is untitled, and Warrior is a mixed-media piece. Reframing Recovery: an artists battle with mental illness


10, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 ITS THE REPTIDAY EVENT. MARENA SMITHAlligator Contributing Writer Gators can get their hands on some scaly creatures at the Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday. Reptiles, amphibians and small exotic animals will be featured and sold at Gainesvilles special one-day event called ReptiDay. The annual event is hosted by Repticon, an organization that sponsors exotic animal expos around Florida. Starting at 10 a.m., attendees can participate in seminars and interact with vendors offering reptile pets and supplies until 5 p.m. Youre going to see things that you are not going to see at any pet store, said John Redd, a Repticon events organizer. This year, the highly sought-after giant sungazer lizard will be a new addition to the event. Previous snake owner Andrea Likens, a UF telecommunication alumna, said she plans on attending. I love learning about and interacting with animals of all kinds, and reptiles are something that I think are widely misunderstood, Likens, 23, said. Turtles, frogs, iguanas and spiders from the 15 to 20 vendors will also be on sale. Redd said the family-friendly event will help children learn more about reptiles. General admission tickets for ReptiDay can be purchased at the door. They are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for kids under 4. Gators not the only reptiles in town anymore CHABELI HERRERA Alligator Staff WriterFive months after Gator Stompin Gainesvilles biggest pub crawl loowes vendors, businesses and employees that participated in this years event about $100,000. But with the inception of the nonrewards program, Community Overdrive, businesses are asking how the indebted organization plans to fund its incentive program. When they havent paid the people back, how can they even talk about that? said Shauna Dixon, co-owner of Durty Nellys Irish Pub. Pledge 5 Director Jason Bowman explained that the new program is a way for the business to generate money to pay back its debts. I dont want people to confuse us trying to generate more revenue with us spending money frivolously, Bowman said. The new program allows volunteers to garner credit toward the purchase of a car, Bowman said. The cars in the program have been purchased from auctions for discounted prices. After being refurbished, the cars are then sold to volunteers. Bowman said Pledge 5 expects to make about 50 percent of the original cost of the car back from the sales. Volunteers who attend all 52 events can garner up to $2,600 toward a new car. The credit expires after one year. Before the program, Bowman was using revenue from Pledge 5s two thrift shops, located on West University Avenue and North Main Street, to pay back the debt. We needed to look outside the revenue that was being generated at the thrift shops and really get creative in how we were able to accumulate revenue, he said. Bowman said the organization has been able to chip away at the $150,000 it incurred after Gator Stompin, but not at the rate he expected. The delay in payments has discouraged some businesses from participating in future Gator Stompin events. Dixon said Durty Nellys will not participate in future Pledge 5 pub crawls unless major changes are made. The whole thing seems very unprofessional, Dixon said. We did the best on our behalf to honor everything on the contract, and we would expect everything in return. Dixon said Durty Nellys has been paid back about $150 of the about $1,300 Bowmans organization owes her. The last check she received, about two months ago, was for $6. She hasnt heard from Bowman or Pledge 5 since. I give up to be honest, she said. Alex Thomas, owner of 101 Downtown and 101 Cantina, said he is surprised Bowman stuck around and faced the issue. He really manned up in that sense as far as business is concerned, Thomas said. Between the two venues, Pledge 5 owed Thomas more than it owed any other business about $7,500. He has paid back about $500. Thomas said it cant be overlooked that Bowman created a large event on a Thursday in May when business is usually slow. It was just a bad mistake, and we have to understand that, he said. The customer loves it, dont forget that. For a restaurant to be angry about it is just shortsighted. Shawn Shepherd, owner of Vellos Brickstreet Grill and Wahoo Seafood and Grill, said he knows Bowman and also believes he is doing everything in his power to return the money. He tried and he failed, but hes paying us back, and it may be small, but I got to give him the attempt, Shepard said. Shepard said Pledge 5 still owes him about $1,700 from the $2,000 Vellos sold at Gator Stompin. If giving money away will create more dollars and giving more money back, Im all for it, he said. Bowman said he takes full responsibility for the debt and attributes it to a miscalculation on the organizations behalf. This years Gator Stompin was projected to grow by 20 percent in attendance from last year, but instead only grew by 2 percent. In the coming months, Bowman said the business will look into crowdsourcing to raise money to pay off the debt and possibly make Gator Stompin a separate entity from Pledge 5. Pledge 5 still paying back vendor debtBut its paying volunteers We did the best on our behalf to honor everything on the contract, and we would expect everything in return.Shauna Dixonco-owner of Durty Nellys Irish Pub


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 11 Maria Valencia / Alligator StaffIts the Great Pumpkin GEMIMA ROSIERAlligator Contributing WriterStart preparing yourself for help of the Alachua County day. ic, 224 SE 24th St., and the City ed in the Hitchcocks shopping tects the major circulation ministrator. are accepted Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most insurance companies forms, Dolz said. tions to college students. ment to administer the mist to interested students. for free. The Student Health Care 3, according to the centers mann. The center and its outreach so far. said. after theyre gone. Alachua County Health Department gears up for the fluHEALTH TYLER SCHUYLERAlligator Contributing Writer Saturday and Sunday for the citys son said. Sometimes people need a little island time, and here, its just Smithsonian Institutions The Way Thelma Cain, president of the Seafood festival reels in thousands Sometimes people need a little island time, and here, its just eating and relaxing.Cedar Key vice mayor


12, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 THEY GRADUATED IN MAY. LAURA VAZQUEZAlligator Contributing WriterStudents looking for a cup of joe on campus no longer have the convenience of coffee delivery. GoJoe, a campus coffee delivery service, has come to a standstill after its two owners graduated from UF in May. Students now have to stick it through the long lines for a cup of coffee on campus. January, allowed students to pay for coffee and have it delivered to them wherever they were on campus. With coffee backpacks fully equipped with cream and sugar, GoJoe employees delivered the coffee. GoJoe co-founder Marcus Calpakis, a 21-year-old information systems and economics UF alumnus, said now the options are either to sell the company to UF or another campus or to let it go altogether. When we opened it up back in January we had a very good demand, but unfortunately not enough of a demand to continue after graduation, Calpakis said. Natalie Lamb, a 20-year-old UF geology junior, said she drinks one or two cups of coffee every morning. If coffee was delivered right to where you were, it would be an awesome idea for people in a study group or people in the library, Lamb said.GoJoe graduates unsure about companys futureCAMPUS ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Staff WriterBill Leonard has only missed three UF Homecoming games since 1970. With orange and blue along the walls, the Leonard home is ready for this weeks game. Bill, 61, and his wife, Melanie, 60, moved back to their college town of Gainesville eight months ago for early retireattendant after 30 years of service while Bill still practices law in small claims court. Bill and Melanie have decided to give back to UFs College of Journalism and Communications clubs and organizations for the second year in a row. Melanie said shes happy to be able to help student organizations this year. We wanted to do someone person, she said. The couple is covering the cost of food for journalism clubs for the Homecoming tailgate party hosted outside Weimer Hall. The clubs use this opportunity to raise money for their organizations by selling food for $5 before kickoff. All the extra money made from the tailgate barbecue will go straight to the clubs. Whatever comes in is theirs. Their gross is net, Bill said. Bill, a 1974 UF advertising alumnus, said he hopes their donation inspires other alumni to donate. Wed like to challenge The Gator Nation to giving back to the school, he said. We want alumni and friends to donate to the colleges theyre interested in. The couple previously set up a scholarship in the School of Theater and Dance in the College of Fine Arts. I think its an awesome opportunity for the colleges organizations to earn an extra amount of money to put on events and make their organizations better for students, said Justin Galicz, president of Journalism and Communications Ambassadors and 21-year-old UF journalism senior. Bill said he and Melanie will continue to cover the cost of food each year. The Leonards plan on establishing a scholarship for a journalism student. I think that people who have been blessed with much and an education from the University of Florida is a blessing should do well with what they have been given, he said. That includes helping others to enjoy the same opportunity to attend the University of Florida that we enjoyed.UF journo alum to host tailgate We want alumni and friends to donate to the colleges theyre interested in.Bill LeonardUF almunus


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 13 PATRICK PINAK Alligator Staff Writer George Fryar heard a whimpering coming from a sinkhole Wednesday morning: his Rottweiler puppy, Dicie. I couldnt see her, but I could hear her and didnt know how I was going to get her out, Fryar said. I felt kind of helpless. Dicie fell into roughly 13-foot-deep sinkhole Tuesday morning and had been stuck below for about 36 hours before she was rescued Wednesday night by a group of rescue organizations, including the UF Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (VETS). At just 6 and a half months old, the 60-pound puppy escaped from her pen Tuesday morning while Fryar was at a doctors appointment. He said Dicies sister, Mae, also escaped but came back without her. Fryar, 60, searched for Dicie for almost 24 hours across from his home in OBrien, Florida, about an hour northwest of Gainesville. Fryar called his dogs veterinarian, who then called VETS. The rescue team worked with Suwannee County Fire Department and Suwannee County Animal Services to dig their way to Dicie, said VETS team leader John Haven. Haven said they used a huge industrial forklift to get Dicie out of the sinkhole. The sinkhole was about We had to make sure that we werent knocking any dirt or rocks down into the water because that would make the water level rise and might even drown her, he said. It took VETS and the other groups about two hours to dig out Dicie. She was slightly hypothermic, dehydrated and covered in sand when they rescued her. It was almost kind of caked on her like cement or something, Fryar said. Fryar said Dicie was evaluated and had no cuts, fractures or broken bones. He said Dicie is still weak but is doing well, despite a slight hobble. Its not about me, its about what the team at UF the heavy equipment and the people that were there to get her out, Fryar said. Haven said Fryar is a really determined owner and was concerned about the safety of the rescuers the whole time. I dont have any two-legged children, all my children are four-legged, Haven said. My dogs are my kids, and clearly it was the same way with him, and to be able to (reunite) his family was just really awesome.Puppy rescued from sink hole IT WAS AN OPEN-MIC EVENT MARIA ESPINOZAAlligator Contributing WriterGainesvilles creative community came together to share personal experiences through storytelling Thursday night at the Civic Media Center. = Narrations, an open-mic style event, encouraged students and professionals to experience personal narratives and make meaningful connections. The event brought people of all different backgrounds, including guest storyteller and local artist Vivian Filer, 76. Filer, a Santa Fe College nursing department retiree, shared her personal experience with segregation and later integration at Gainesvilles original Lincoln High School. If youre white, youre alright. If youre brown, stick around. If youre black, stay back, Filer said during her narrative. One of the event organizers, Sarah Vidal-Finn, worked on the ing the venue and helping conceptualize the night. At our events, you never know who is going to show up, VidalFinn said. The evening continued with other speakers sharing stories on leadership, racism, sexism and sexuality. From the audience, Lauren Jadotte listened to their stories. Jadotte, a 23-year-old UF journalism senior, said it is a good networking opportunity and a chance to collaborate. Its just a way for me to kind of get to know whats going on in mentors through it.Community gathers to share personal stories


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20, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 WOMENS BASKETBALL GRAHAM HALLAlligator Writer@Graham311Although she comes from a school just 5.4 miles from the University of Floridas campus, Viktorija Dimaite actually hails from Panevezys, Lithuania, a good 5,223 miles from Gainesville. Dimaite arrived in Gainesville fresh from competing with the Lithuanian Under-16 campaign in the 2008 European Championships. She enrolled at The Rock School, where coach Fabian Chapov was hoping to expand on the success the basketball program had seen in recent years. The rise of the program is an interesting one, wrought with Florida High School Athletic Association recruiting violations amidst basketball dominance. The Rock School, a local K-12 school with less than 300 students, joined the FHSAA in 1997. After several years of modest success, The Rock School developed into a basketball powerhouse after deciding to spread their Christian message to a global audience. In 2005, it created an international students program that helped usher in numerous foreign basketball players to Gainesville. of talent that included Dimaite as well as three other players from the Lithuanian Junior National team and later included Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid. Before the Lithuanians could arrive, however, The Rock School admitted recruiting violations to the FHSAA, who in turn placed them on probation for the 2007-08 season. The schools athletic director and current mens basketball coach Justin Harden said continuing to compete wasnt an issue after the violation. The 2009-10 season turned out to be the most successful in the programs history, with Dimaite and her teammates leading the Lions to a FHSAA Class 1A girls basketball state championship over Hollywood Christian. It would be the last FHSAA basketball championship for The Rock School, as the program decided to withdraw from FHSAA competition amidst repeated pressure from the athletic association concerning recruiting violations that spanned an international level. With no state title to defend, the Lions played a more wide-reaching schedule against other non-FHSAA and had a more extensive travel schedule. With scholarship offers coming in, Dimaite had a decision to make: where would she continue her career? Dimaite wanted to stay close to home or at least, close to the home she had in the United States Gainesville. So when Florida womens basketball coach Amanda Butler came calling, Dimaite knew that there was no better place for her. She wouldnt have to leave her new home. Butler convinced Dimaite to redshirt her freshman season so she could develop her strength and skill. Before she began her training regimen, however, Dimaite was set to compete in the Under-20 European Championships for her home country. Neither of these plans would come to fruition, as Dimaite dislocated her right ankle the day before she was set to leave. The injury kept her out the entire season. Instead of building strength and improving, Dimaite was stuck rehabbing. She was frustrated, to say the least. After working her way back and practicing with the team, Dimaite looked for a fresh start. That wouldnt come either. Dimaite tore the ACL and medial meniscus in her left knee in a non-contact drill at practice on Nov. 3, 2012. In her absence, the team had little size, and any expectations they had were lessened with the 6-4 centers vacancy. Eleven months later, Dimaite tore the same ACL doing something shes done thousands of times running up the court. Its discouraging, yeah, Dimaite said. But at the same time I cant think about it. Its hard not to. Hoping to put her injury troubles behind ball career that has been delayed in the saddest of ways. Shes spent the offseason training, still hoping to rebuild the strength in her knee that is critical to supporting her height. The soreness isnt gone, and it might not ever be gone. I feel like I have good and bad days, but Im having more good days than bad, Dimaite said. Ive talked with my trainer and he says thats going to happen. Im still practicing but will limit my reps. Conditioning wise, I feel like Ill do everything the exact same as the team.Fresh start: Dimaite back on the court, ready to contributeDimaite




FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Mens basketball No.7 in preseason coaches pollThe UF mens basketball team checked in at No. 7 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, which was released Thursday.Team CaptainsCoach Will Muschamp announced Thursday via Twitter that Max Garcia, Antonio Morrison, Clay Burton and Chaz Green will be team captains for Floridas game against Missouri on Saturday.Viktorjia Dimaite is healthy and contribute for the UF womens basketball team. Read the story on Page 22. BOTH TEAMS ARE STILL CONTENDERS TO REACH THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP. MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Staff Writer@Morgan_MoriartyHomecoming week at the University of Florida is typically a lighthearted time of year. There are fun events all week throughout campus, the annual homecoming parade on Friday and alumni pouring into Gainesville for a weekend to remember their cherished alma mater. But for the Florida (3-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) football team, the game against Missouri (4-2, 1-1 SEC) on Saturday night is anything but a happy-go-lucky affair. Saturday evenings game, which is set to kickoff at 7 and will air on ESPN2, is critical if the Gators want to keep their SEC East title hopes alive. The SEC East standings currently have No. 10 Georgia at the top with a 3-1 conference record the one loss coming from South Carolina. Behind the Bulldogs is Kentucky, whose lone conference loss was the 36-30 triple overSept. 13. Then comes Florida, who is helped by their only two SEC losses coming from West opponents Alabama and LSU. Missouri has a win over South Carolina and lost to Georgia 34-0 last week. A win over Missouri on Saturday, and the Gators will be in a very favorable position in the East race. Florida running back Matt Jones believes the path to Atlanta is very clear heading into the game. We have next up Missouri, Georgia, Vanderbilt. Weve got to win like four games straight. Theyre all beatable teams, Jones said. Weve got it right in our hands. Its just like taking candy from a baby. Weve got to go get it. Were going to execute. Beating Missouri is much easier said than done. This is a Missouri team that returned eight starters from a squad that made it to the SEC Championship only a year ago before losing to Auburn in the fourth quarter. On offense, Tigers quarterback Maty Mauk is familiar with the Gators defense the redagainst Florida in Columbia, Mo., last year and threw for 295 yards and a touchdown as Missouri took a 36-17 win. But Mauk is not just a drop-back passer, evidenced by his 110 rushing yards this season. Once he gets out of the pocket, now your defense starts to break down and then hes got a run-pass option and youve got to stay in coverage, defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin said. He is not just a scrambler. He can throw the ball too and he throws it on the run. Mauk gets help this week as his three veteran wide receivers Bud Sasser, Darius White and Jimmie Hunt are all back and fully healthy. On the defensive side, the Tigers are led by two disruptive defensive linemen in Shane Ray and Markus Golden. Ray currently leads the SEC in sacks (eight) and tackles for loss (12.5), and the duo combined has 71 total tackles. Floridas offensive line has given up only terback will be crucial this week as true freshman Treon Harris will take snaps on Saturday night. Theyve got to understand that its going to be a challenge that way and theyre not going to win every battle. And the quarterbacks have to understand that, offensive coordinator Kurt Roper said. Weve got to be able to play fast and get the ball out of our hand, because those guys win their fair share of opportunities. How reps will be split between Harris and the usual starter Jeff Driskel remains to be seen. Muschamp hinted that Driskel would still start, but the fourth-year head coach said he and time approaches.Kan Li / Alligator Staff Youre in luck this week. For just seven days, we here at alligatorSports Brands Pick Column will be giving away our autographs for free. Thats right. We wont charge you like Georgia running back Todd Gurley and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston allegedly did in the past. We dont need the money. Well, we do, but thats beside the point. Youre probably thinking, Why would I want some scoundrel college journalists autograph? Good point, you probably dont, but its free and people love free stuff. But lets get real. Its homecoming weekend and Florida is still in the running for the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title. Now whether you think quarterback Jeff Driskel should start, or coach remember the most important part of homecoming weekend: lots of alcohol and Ludacris. Debating the Game of the Week No. 10 Georgias trip to Fayetteville to take on unranked Arkansas are alligatorSports editor Jordan McPherson and alligatorSports assistant editor Eden Otero (AKA the No. 2 in command at alligatorSports who has kept quiet from football work while she continues her coverage of the Gators volleyball team.) Georgia (-3) is going to sign off with the win because... I get that everyone thinks its Arkansas time to break out and get an SEC win, but this is not the team its going to happen against. While Georgias had its struggles, I think Mark Richt has a game plan. And as I always say, a man with a plan is really, just a guy with a plan. But seriously, any doubts I may have had about Georgias run game without Gurley are gone after witnessing run-Picks Column SITE: The Swamp (cap. 88,548) 7 p.m., Saturday TV/RADIO: ESPN2 / 850 AM SEE PICKS, PAGE 25 UF, Mizzou playing crucial SEC East game Saturday


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 23 BASKETBALL ALLIGATOR STAFFMichael Frazier II is Floridas lone returning starter from last seasons Final Four run. The junior shooting guard connected on 46.1 percent of his three-point attempts during the 2013-14 season and set a school record for three-point baskets in a seathe season on the All-Southeastern Conference Tournament and NCAA All-South Region Tournament teams. 1.) What are you doing to improve your game? Just getting my shot off the dribble is the biggest thing I needed to work on and I worked on it a lot this summer. Yeah, just having the right mindset going into this season and not having my expectations too high so I dont get too low and just stay even keeled. 2.) How can this team be solid defensively? I mean this system that were in it doesnt matter who is here. We can learn a lot from last years team but if we come with the mindset everyday to work and get better at defense, were going to be good. 3.) What is the teams style of play going to be like this season? I think were going to get up and down more. Try to get because we have some good athletes on this team compared to last year. Were still going to have to execute in the halfcourt. 4.) What is the talent level of this team? I mean this is probably the most talented team Ive been on since Ive been playing basketball. Ive been on some pretty good teams. 5.) How important will it be for you to be a leader since youre the only returning starter? Its important. I think guys are going to look at me and see how I respond to certain things, and I have to lead by example. When things arent going well I cant get down on myself because if I do that then other guys are going to look at me and they might get down on themselves. We cant have that as a team. I think just me leading by example, doing what I do, working hard and the rest takes care of itself.Five questions with returning starter Michael Frazier IIFrazier


UF Sports In Action This Weekend 24, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 THE GATORS WERE UNDEFEATED IN SEC PLAY BEFORE THURSDAYS LOSS. ALEX MAMINAKISAlligator Writer@alexmaminakisA second-half comeback wasnt enough to make The Gators (11-3, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) losing 3-2 to the Gamecocks (10-4-1, 3-3-1 SEC) in CoThroughout the game, Florida struggled with forced errors, especially in the defensive half, which The Gators have struggled with giving up early goals as of late, which is something coach Becky BurFlorida knew heading into the match with South Carolina that it wouldnt be an easy game by any Coming into the game, the Gamecocks led the SEC Sabrina DAngelo and their defensive line are having Havana Solaun wanted to do In the 66th minute, Solaun put Florida on the board with a bullet goal to surely give Florida the draw and send CaroI was always glad to see Havana shoot because its something we keep encouraging her to do, Burcorner kick and gave South Carolina the 3-2 lead with On Thursday night, it was South Carolinas SavanOne game, no matter win, loss, whatever, doesnt will show some resilience in this loss because theyre a mature team and theyre gonna grow from this, Im Florida loses late to South Carolina FridayCross Country:Wisconsin Adidas Invitational Madison, Wis. NoonMens Tennis:USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Athens, Ga. All DayWomens Tennis:USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Atlanta All Day SaturdayMens Tennis:USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Athens, Ga. All DayWomens Tennis:USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Atlanta All DayFootball:vs. Missouri 7 p.m. ESPN2 SundayMens Tennis:USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Athens, Ga. All DayWomens Tennis:USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Atlanta All DayVolleyball:vs. Arkansas 1:30 p.m. OConnell CenterSoccer:@Kentucky 4 p.m. Lexington, KY. SEC Network UF Soccer


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 25 ning back Nick Chubbs run the ball 38 times for 143 yards. Eden Otero Arkansas (+3) will cash out a victory at home because... The Bulldogs have yet to face a formidable run game this season. That changes on Saturday. The Razorbacks have arguably the best one-two punch at running back in sophomore Alex Collins and junior Jonathan Williams. Arkansas hasnt won an SEC game since Oct. 13, 2012. That streak ends this week. Jordan McPherson Now onto the picks! Sports staff writer Jonathan Venti hot chocolate Czupryn, who ordered his basic beverage of choice at a Starbucks during our road trip to Knoxville, Tenn., two weeks ago. Wow, man. Next youre going to tell me that youve read Gone Girl. Wait a minute... Also sitting at the top of the totem pole is the Orlando Sentinels Edgar My Sister Beat Me Up Thompson, who admitted this sad, sad tale last week. Unfortunately, Edgar, this doesnt surprise any of us. Not even Muschamp. Sitting in third at an even 27-27 is alligatorSports staff writer Morgan Where are you? Moriarty, who is football media availabilities. Sometimes its because she is at one of her 18 million other jobs. Other times its because we cant see her head above the seat. In a tie for fourth at 26-28 is alligatorSports editor Jordan Landon McPherson and Landon Jordan Watnick. At football media availability on Monday, Associated Press writer Mark Long mixed up Jordan and Landons names when assigning people for transcribing Will Muschamps press conference. How does that even happen? Anyway, were sorry that happened to you, Jordan. FINALLY out of dead-ass last and putting up a sixth-place perforThomas ... Goldkamp, who is so damn boring we dont have anything to say about him. Maybe if you spent more time outside instead know a thing or two about you, bud. And in dead-ass-last with a piss-poor record of 24-30 is editor Richard spicy coleslaw Johnson, who announced his intrigue in the food staple on Wednesdays alligatorSports podcast despite his hate for mayonaise. Really man? Youll eat cole slaw, hate mayo and wont walk into a Chipotle without having a heart ating with your head right now. Joining Richard in dead-ass-last is Gator Countrys Nick Should I even try anymore? de la Torre, who has fallen rapidly in the picks column and hasnt had the chance to resurface. No worries, Nick. Goldkamp was in this same spot. You might be able to shake this one off. PICKS, from page 22 UF (-5.5) vs. Mizzou Bama (-12) vs. TAMU Kentucky (+9.5) vs. LSU Ole Miss (-16.5) vs. Tenn UGA (-3) vs. Ark Ok. St (+9) vs. TCU Okla (-8) vs. K-State ND (+12) vs. FSU Mizzou UF Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou UF UF Bama Bama TAMU Bama Bama TAMU Bama Ark UGA UGA UGA Ark UGA Ark Ole Miss Ole Miss Tenn Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky LSU Kentucky LSU Kentucky Kentucky ND ND ND FSU ND ND FSU ND Okla Okla Okla K-State Okla K-State K-State Okla Ok. St TCU TCU Ok. St Ok. St TCU TCU TCUJM JC ND MM RJ TG ET LWMizzou TAMU UGA


Coach Will Muschamps mantra has been the same all season. After every win and after every loss, a reiteration of the same phrase is always heard. Everything is still in front of us. The Gators goal is simple: Win the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division and make it to Atlanta seasons before Muschamp took over as the programs head coach. Right now, the goal is within reach. But that has nothing to do with how well Florida has played this season. Rather, its due to the fact that the SEC East has no clear frontrunner halfway through the season. Preseason favorite South Carolina already has three losses in Texas A&M to open up the year and back-to-back defeats that came two weeks. looks to be the Easts best candidate to reach the promised land of Atlanta, but the Bulldogs arent ference game against the Gamecocks and barely squeaked by Tennessee two weeks later. Plus the off-theing the Todd Gurley situation arent going to help them either. Florida has the opportunity to reach Atlanta, but its margin for error is as slim as it could possibly be if it wants to sit at the top of the SEC East totem pole this season. The Gators play has not been indicative of an SEC Champion in the slightest. Sure they have two wins against opponents in the East, but they were last-second victories against of which were on the easier side of Floridas conference schedule. And during the Gators two even in its two wins, for that matof the ball were riddled with inconsistencies. Passes cant continue to drop out of receivers hands. Coverage miscommunications have to be avoided. Third downs need to be converted. The Gators will need to win out the back half of its SEC schedule Georgia, Vanderbilt and South And, frankly, they wont be able to do that if they continue the trends they have shown all season. will be in for a rude awakening throughout the next month. So while the trip to Atlanta is still attainable, Florida has a long way to go before anything can be considered. Everything is still in front of the Gators for now. But one more mistake can change that in a heartbeat. ALLIGATOR Rachel Crosby / Alligator Staff Stadium. Despite having two conference losses, the Gators still have a chance to reach the SEC title game. AIR JORDANWeak SEC East gives Gators opportunity to reach Atlanta Jordan McPhersontwitter: @J_McPherson1126


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 27 GOLF LUIS TORRESAlligator Writer@LFTorresIIITheres an old saying in life that says family is everything. For two Gainesville natives on the mens and womens golf teams, family plays an important role. Senior J.D. Tomlinson has been a consistent player on the mens golf team as he enters Taylor Tomlinson has gotten a small taste of two tournaments of the season. in Gainesville an independent, college preparatory school and while they were at Oak For J.D., he was the Gainesville Suns Golfer of the Year three times and the 2011 Gainesville Sun Male Athlete of the Year. Taylor was not too shabby in her prep career, too, as she was named the Gainesville Suns Womens Golfer of the year in 2012 and 2013. Both were ranked in the top 10 by Golfweek, and when it came time to choose their path for college, the Tomlinsons could not pass up the opportunity to stay home and play in front of their family. Thats a huge reason why were both still in Gainesville, J.D. said. University of Florida is an unbelievable experience, growing up a Gator, but also having your family here was a big decision. The Tomlinsons have been around golf since they were young. Their parents are originally from southern Illinois and their father, J.D. Tomlinson II, was a golfer who decided to stay in town and play for Southern Illinois University. And for as long as they can remember, their dad has been teaching them the game of golf. We grew up at Gainesville Country Club, so wed go out with my dad in the evenings, teach us the fundamentals and we went from there. Being able to have their father at arms length to ask him questions, not only about golf but about life, was another reason staying close to home made sense for the Tomlinsons. My dad helps me with my swing, and if I have a question I can just call him up, J.D. said. Its nice having family here, its nice being close to your family and it just kind of intertwines all together. For Taylor, not straying too far away from the people she admires most in her life was essential. During her recruiting process, she wanted to stay in the south the weather and being able to see her family were factors. It made committing to the University of Florida all the more important. She, like her brother, takes advantage of talking to her father about her golf game, but spending down time with her parents is equally as important. I can talk to him about my swing, or I can talk to my dad and just get advice, Taylor said. Its always nice going back (home) on the weekends, either playing golf as a family on Sundays or just going for a meal. Families of student athletes have to be grow and become high level competitors. Some will set aside personal goals and gains just to have the opportunity to see their kids compete at the highest levels. For the Tomlinsons, its no different. Its been incredible how they have put aside some things just to come see us, Taylor said. Theyre always going to his tournaments to watch him and then coming to my tournaments to watch metheyve dedicated a lot just allowing us to have those opportunities. It is not only the parents of the Tomlinsons that will come out to watch them play. Other immediate family members will go out of their way to support them. I think I could be the most supported Gator in the entire program. Basketball, football, anything, J.D. said. Because at almost every tournament, both of my parents come out. We have eight grandparents and I know every single one of them have come to multiple tournaments, so we usually have at least two or three grandparents. Ill have a great grandpa that will come out and watch, so they come to everything no matter what, if Im playing terrible theyre still there, and its cool having that at every tournament. With the unwavering support from both their parents and grandparents, for the Tomlinsons, family is everything.Close to home: J.D., Taylor Tomlinson stay near familyTaylor J.D.