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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo welcomes gibbonThe name and sex wont be known until it is 3 months old, pg. 3Eastside High School students walk outThe national walkout took place on the 19-year anniversary of the Columbine shooting, pg. 4 Gators place third in NCAA Super SixFloridas gymnastics team will lose seniors Alex McMurtry, Kennedy Baker and Rachel Slocum, VOLUME 112 ISSUE 84Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterA man shot in front of a home near Satchels Pizza on Sunday afternoon was later pronounced dead, Gainesville Police said. The man, whose identity has not been released, was arguing with at least two other men in a black sedan in front of the house, located near the intersection of Northeast 23rd Avenue and Northeast 15th cer Ben Tobias. Witnesses called 911 at about 3 p.m. and reported hearing gunshots before seeing the car drive away, leaving the man on the ground, Tobias said. Police arrived shortly after and found the man in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds, Tobias said. Gainesville Fire Rescue and Alachua County Fire Rescue took the man to UF Health Shands Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Tobias did not know if the man was shot inside the car and pushed out of it, or if he was shot outside of the car. He said police will notify the mans family and continue to investigate. Authorities said anyone with information should call GPDs Detective Bureau at 352-393-7670 or the Combined Communications Center at 352-955-1818. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgGainesville Police: Man shot, killed near Satchels Pizza Will Clewis / Alligator StaffBROWSING FOR BOOKS Library Alachua County Library District book sale on North Main Street on Sunday afternoon. The Spring 2018 book sale, which is open to the public, began on Saturday and ends on Wednesday. By Amanda Rosa, Christina Morales and Robert LewisAlligator Staff WritersForest High School students were supposed to walk out in calm protest. The students had planned to walk out of their classes at 10:20 a.m., along with other schools across the country, in honor of the 19-year anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School. However, minutes after school started Friday, Sky Bouche, a 19-year-old former student, shot a 17-year-old student in the ankle, putting the secondlargest high school in Marion County on lockdown, according to Marion Police were called at about 8:40 a.m. when the sound of Bouches shotgun rang out, according to the the high school, ran toward the shot, found Bouche and stopped him, Sheriff Billy Woods said. I want to assure Marion County residents that today, they should Woods said. Deputies, Ocala Police and Florida Highway Patrol responded to the school. Bouche was arrested on charges including terrorism, aggravated assession of a short-barreled shotgun. MCSO deputies escorted Bouche in a white jumpsuit out of the school, according to a video posted on the MCSOs Facebook page. Media who swarmed him as he was taken to a patrol car asked if he had anything to say. After his arrest, Bouche told deputies he drove nearly an hour from his home in Crystal River, Florida, with a 17.5-inch barreled shotgun hidden in a guitar case. He said he didnt want to hurt anyone, just scare students, according to an arrest report. He had planned to conduct a shooting April 13 but changed his mind, according to the report. He told police he had researched shootings and knew a school shooting would gain more public attention. Before the shooting, Bouche put on a tactical vest and gloves in a school bathroom, according to the report. When he came out of the bathroom, a female student walked passed him without noticing him, so ties said. He dropped the gun and surren-MCSO: Forest High School shooter tells deputies why he did it By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterShortly after midnight Friday, red, 30-mile path from Trenton to GainesTwo Gilchrist County Sheriffs OfThursday afternoon, were brought to Gainesville in two hearses and escorted by hundreds of patrol cars from over ten local law enforcement agencies, including Alachua County Florida Highway Patrol, at about midnight. Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy were eating at Ace China restaurant, located at 1122 E. Wade St. in downtown Trenton, at about 3 p.m. when note, 59, of Bell, Florida, walked in the restaurant and shot them, Gilchrist Sheriff Bobby Schultz said. Highnote was found dead inside his car from what appeared to be a selfwound. Responding deputies found both injuries, according to a press release. line of duty in Gilchrist County since Sheriff Mark Read was killed in 1956 while responding to a drunk person with a shotgun, according to the press release. At about 7:30 p.m., after notifying their next of kin, Schultz announced a press conference outside the restaurant, saying nothing about the shooters identity.Gilchrist County to be buried TuesdaySEE SCHOOL, PAGE 4 SEE DEPUTIES, PAGE 4Ramirez Lindsey


Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 or email alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 80 WHATS HAPPENING?Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month April commemorates the first Japanese immigration to the U.S. on May 7, 1853. It also honors the Chinese immigrants who worked to complete the transcontinental railroad May 10, 1869. Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with events until today. The 2018 theme is the Japanese concept of ikigai, meaning a reason to live. Midnight Fun Run UF RecSports is calling all superheroes for a Midnight Fun Run on Wednesday. The event is open to faculty, staff, students and guests. Each participant will receive an event T-shirt and breakfast following the race. Register today on RS Connect. What Were You Wearing? art exhibit The What Were You Wearing? art exhibit is being displayed until April 30 on the third floor of the Ustler Hall Library. STRIVE at GatorWell and the American Student Medical Association have collaborated with anonymous UF student survivors to show the outfits they wore during their attacks. For more info, call 352-273-4450. Runoff election early voting Early voting sites for the 2018 City of Gainesville runoff election will be open until Saturday. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesday and Thursday, when locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The early voting locations are Cone Park Branch Library at 2801 E. University Ave., Millhopper Branch Library at 3145 NW 43rd St. and the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Josiah T. Walls Building at 515 N. Main St. Talking Gators Toastmasters Talking Gators Toastmasters, which helps people get more comfortable speaking in public, meets at 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday in Steinmetz Hall, Room 1031. Meetings are free to attend and open to all. For more information, visit Computing Program UF is accepting applications from ninth and 10th-grade high school students for the Gator Computing Pre-College Program for summer 2018. The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from June 4 to June 15 at UF. Program attendees will explore the role of computers in society, research and the economy with faculty from engineering, social sciences, medical research and biotechnology disciplines, as well as university staff with expertise in emerging technologies, such as 3-D printing and virtual reality. Visit cpet. ufl. edu for more information and to access the application portal. The cost is $500. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To request publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after the above events, and keep them to 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.NEWS AROUND THE WORLDNicaragua's president cancels social security overhaul Nicaragua's president on Sunday withdrew changes to the social security system that had triggered deadly protests and looting. President Daniel Ortega said in a message to the nation that the social security board of directors had canceled the changes implemented on April 16. The overhaul was intended to shore up Nicaragua's troubled social security system by both reducing benefits and increasing taxes. Libyan navy rescues migrants Libya's navy says it has recovered the bodies of 11 migrants and rescued 263 others in two separate operations off Libya's western coast. Libya was plunged into chaos following a 2011 uprising and is now split between rival governments in the east and west, each backed by an array of militias. Libya has since been a frequently used route to Europe for migrants fleeing poverty and conflicts in Africa and the Middle East. Toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 57 dead Afghan officials say the toll from a suicide bombing in Kabul claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 57 dead and 119 wounded. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro confirmed the toll of Sunday's attack, in which the bomber targeted a voter registration center in the capital. IS claimed the attack, saying it targeted Shiite "apostates." Both IS and the more well-established Taliban have stepped up attacks across Afghanistan in recent years. UK calls on social media firms to better protect children Britain's health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children. In a strongly worded letter to Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Twitter and others, Jeremy Hunt said their failure to prevent young children using social media and exposing children to its "harmful emotional side effects" was "unacceptable and irresponsible." Hunt said Sunday he was particularly concerned about the lack of age verification measures, with thousands breaching minimum user age rules. He gave the companies a week to set out steps they are taking to cut underage use, prevent cyberbullying and promote limited screen time. 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MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3Angela DiMichele / AlligatorCajuns trainer, Sidnee Santana-Mellor, reaches out to the new mother during a demonstration training session on Sunday morning at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. The 3-week-old newborn is clinging to Cajuns stomach. By Angel KennedyAlligator Contributing WriterUF researchers have discovered ways to identify patients who may suffer from long-term physical pain, which can help physical therapists provide tailored treatment instead of prescribing opioid medication. ers published the study April 16 in a peer-reviewed journal called Physical Therapy, said UF physical therapy research assistant professor Jason Beneciuk. The study tested two tools made by the UF Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence, which assessed paprone to long-term pain. The study said patients who showed an initial high intensity of pain, had previous medical diagnoses, physical symptoms and psychological issues were more likely to experience chronic musculoskeletal pain, or pain to the muscles, bones and joints, one year after receiving treatment, the study said. About 2.4 million Americans are hooked on powerful prescription painkillers or heroin, according to the Associated Press. About 120 people in the U.S. die from opioid overdose every day, and many hundreds more are brought back from the brink of death, AP reported. Musculoskeletal pain is a leading cause of disability, affecting an estimated 126.6 million Americans one in two adults according to a 2016 report by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Common musculoskeletal disorders include arthritis, back pain, neck pain and osteoporosis, the report said. The link to opioid use is using tools like this to identify patients that are more vulnerable to developing musculoskeletal pain, Beneciuk said. The research team received a $300,000 grant by the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2012, Beneciuk said. He said the study began in 2013 and took 2 1/2 years to complete testing. The study looked at 440 patients who were receiving physical therapy treatment for shoulder, back, neck and knee pain, Beneciuk said. Patients were initially assessed for a measure of pain intensity and a history of previous mental diagnoses and the two new assessment tools created by the team. UF professor Samuel Wu, another researcher involved in the study, said one tool asked patients to report physical symptoms they felt in their body. The other tool screened for pain-related psychological issues, including depression, anxiety and pain acceptance. The purpose of the study was to develop these two tools, Wu said. Patients involved in the study completed the screening tools prior to treatment, then again four weeks, six months and one year after treatment, Wu said. Of 279 patients who were assessed a year after treatment, 101 patients, or 36.2 percent, were found to have a higher pain intensity than the remaining participants, the study said. These are patients who could be prescribed tailored physical therapy rather than opioids. By Angela DiMicheleAlligator Contributing WriterAs Clarie Santiago spoke to about 20 people Sunday morning, a white-handed gibbon named Cajun swung down from the top of her enclosure with a 3-week-old black peach-fuzz fur baby clutched onto her stomach. Santiago, 25, spoke to the audience at Santa Fe College Teaching Zoos Earth Day training session zoo trainers give the gibbons. She is joining the gibbon-training dents to work with the newborn. Santiago explained that when the trainers gave an L with their hands, the primates knew to open their mouth. Then, they gave them a piece of food for reward. Santiago said she is about to begin her fourth semester as a zoo animal technology student at Santa Fe. She was assigned to work with Cajun, who gave birth March 31. The baby gibbon looks like a little alien said. When it was born, it was about the size of a sweet potato, and now its only slightly bigger. Cajun, a 27-year-old primate, has lived in the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo for about 10 years, said Jade Salamone, the zoos conservation education specialist. her two sons Rainer and Gibson, the father Eddie and the unnamed newborn. They are one of the smallest ape species, Salamone, 33, said. Theyre only about 3-feet tall standing up on their legs. When Cajun was pregnant, her stomach was the size of a basketball. In the wild, this species lives around 30plus years, but in captivity, they can live up to 40 years, Salamone said. Eddie is 37 years old. The name and sex of the newborn will not be known until it is about 3 months old, Salamone said. Cajun keeps it close to her body and tucked away, making the sex unKeepers discovered the baby after doing their daily enclosure checks, Salamone said. They called Chelsea Dunlap, an assistant curator at the zoo, and asked her to come to the gibbon enclosure. Dunlap had a good feeling and asked, Is there an extra one? Salamone recalled. Salamone said students who work with the gibbons get to see the newborn up close frequently during training sessions.Make a difference!Become a Crisis Line Counselor for The Alachua County Crisis CenterTraining begins:May 19, 2018For more information, please contact: Jan Greene (352) 264-6782 Cannot be combined with price matching, food or cosmetics purchases. One coupon per customer. Discount only valid at Butler Plaza GNC location. Daily specials. Expires 04/27/18.3914 SW Archer Rd$5 OFFANY $25 PURCHASE352-377-6020


ABOUT 200 STUDENTS WALKED OUT OF CLASS. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterHours after a single gunshot rang out at Forest High School about 40 miles away, about 200 students walked out of Eastside High School on Friday morning as part of a National School Walkout. The Eastside High School walkout, which was coined Unity Day, was organized in hopes of bringing together students from various programs to continue the conversation about gun reform, said Jovanna Liuzzo, an Eastside junior and walkout organizer. At 10 a.m., students listened to speeches by three peers. Until 10:45 a.m., the group completed laps around the track, toting signs and chanting pro-gun-reform slogans like Hey Hey, Ho Ho, the NRA has got to go. Theres so many things that we can do in this town to invoke actual change, she said. The walkout was meant to both give students a voice and point them to resources they could use to continue their involvement, she said. The 17-year-old encouraged students to register to vote at a booth set up during lunch. Bailey McIntyre, 17, stopped before walking out of her math class to send her parents a text to let them know she was being cautious. The news of the school shooting Ocala still lingered in her mind. I remember I walked out and I dont know, I still had this fear, the Eastside High School senior said. Nothing has changed really. One Forest High School student was injured after a non-student brought a sawed off shotgun and shot it into a classroom minutes after to Alligator archives. McIntyre said students will have to stand together to create the change they want to see. We need to help teach each other and share our experiences with each other and connect so that were not ostracizing each other, she said. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgEastside High School students participate in walkout Courtesy to The AlligatorStudents at Eastside High School walk out of class as part of a National School Walkout. It aimed to continue the conversation about gun reform on the 19-year anniversary of the Columbine shootings.Courtesy to The Alligator dered to a teacher, MCSO said. He was taken to the Marion County Jail where he remains without bond. Forest High School has 2,350 students and 125 teachers, according to its website. All Marion County middle and high schools were put on code yellow, which closes campuses to outsiders, as a precaution Friday. 17-year-old heard the sound of one gunshot echo through his classroom in Building 1, D Hallway. It sounded like a bomb went off, the Forest High School junior said. It was echoing off of everything. It was kind of like a sonic boom. His teacher, Ms. Williams, rushed everyone from the class in the hallway into the classroom, turned off the lights and made everyone get away from the door. Fletcher quietly sat down with his classmates who whispered to on. A woman came onto the announcements and said there was a code red. Across the school, his sister Katie Reece, 15, was listening to the same announcement with her teacher and 14 other students. The class, locked behind a thick wooden door, turned off the lights and huddled together, nervous and whispering. She told herself she would be OK. nothing was going to hurt me in the moment, she said. I knew God was going to protect me no matter what. Fletcher texted his mom as soon as the shooting happened and told her about the gunshot he heard. Fletcher and Katies mother, Amber Reece, texted them to stay safe and use their best judgement. She told me she loved me a whole bunch, Katie said. erupting the students to tears and Katie into a panic attack. It took her a couple of minutes to calm down. She was hyperventilating and thought she was going to pass out. She saw the SWAT car outside the window she was standing by, took a video and calmed down. I realized that everything was under control, she said. the students to walk out of the school with minute drive to the First Baptist Church in Ocala, where parents were picking up their kids. Katie was reunited with her brother and then their mother. I could tell she had been crying, she said. It was just a happy moment to realize that I couldve died today, I couldve been shot and never have seen my mom again, so I was lucky that I was able to see her again. @AmandaNicRosa @Christina_M18 @Lewis__Robert The world is full of cowards, and the world is full of heroes, Schultz said. We need to highlight those heroes. He went on to talk about the deputies and their experiences at the counSgt. Ramirez and Deputy Lindsey were the best of the best, Schultz said. They were men of integrity. They were men of loyalty. They were God-fearing, and they loved what they did, and we are proud of it. Ramirez had been in law enforcement for about seven years and with GCSO for about two years. Ramirez was a husband and father with an infectious smile, Schultz said. He said Lindsey had worked with the returned. The shooting is still an active investigation, and there is no apparent motive, Deputy Chief Darry Lloyd said. The type of weapon used and not been released, he said. ments from around the state and country, including Pasco County and Gainesville Police, have sent their condolences for the deputies through tweets. Our hearts are heavy today hearing from the Gilchrist County Sheriffs according to a GPD Facebook post. Please keep their agency and families in the forefront of your minds. GPD Lt. Marc Plourde said their fallen brothers. As the hearses drove on West University Avenue, tions with their patrol cars. When the bodies were carried into the medical Its overwhelming, Plourde said. This is like a brotherhood. Unfortunately, it has to be at a time like this when you see it at its strongest. At about 6:45 p.m. Saturday, another escort of about 100 vehicles took the deputies from the medical in Trenton, said ACSO Lt. Becky Butscher. That is a show of support for our fallen heroes that died in the line of duty, said Butscher, who was part of the escort. Drummond Community Bank opened an account for donations to the families of the deputies, and Ramirezs father-in-law started a GoFundMe page for his grandchildren, which has raised $11,945, as of press time. On Tuesday, a public viewing will be hosted for the deputies in Trenton, followed by a service at 11 a.m. at Bell Middle/High School, GCSO said. The burial and graveside honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Bronson Cemetery on Northeast State Road 24. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgMiddle and high schools went on lockdown About 100 vehicles escorted themSCHOOL, from pg 1DEPUTIES, from pg 1


MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 By Daphna KrauseAlligator Contributing WriterA UF researcher wants to make golf courses nationwide more ecofriendly. reverse its poor environmental policies. Mark Johnson, associate director of the environmental program with Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, said he put out a proposal request to researchers He ultimately chose UF because guidelines already laid out for golf course management. For many, many years, the golf industry did not communicate what they were doing, he said. Bryan Unruh, a UF environmental horticulture professor, said he has worked alongside a team of researchers from other universities to implement change in the industry since 2003. Through their research, theyve created a web portal for Florida golf courses that will outline more environmentally friendly practices based off of each golf courses needs. This web portal was created to help connect courses with the best management practices and mitigate these environmental misconceptions, Johnson said. Golf course management can go course characteristics such as the weather and water drainage. The portal will tailor to the individual conditions and their constraints. These outlines are the shared language between regulation agencies, activists and scientists, Unruh said. But Unruhs manual goes beyond the permit-driven Clean Water Act of 1972, by having whole sections of best management practices in areas such as energy conservation and protecting pollen producers. Unruh was contracted by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America in 2015 to bring this manual-creating system to the nation, Unruh said. The system is scheduled to make a nationwide launch this August. The association granted UF $47,358 for the research. Unruh said his goal is to have a web portal for each state by 2020. UF researcher aiming to make golf courses eco-friendly nationwideTamarra Thal / AlligatorRhett Barker, 24, leads 25 hikers down Hawthorne Trail for a six-mile hike. Saturdays hike was the second one organized by Barker and some friends to tell lawmakers to invest in conservation land. By Tamarra ThalAlligator Contributing Writer on a 70-degree cloudy Saturday afternoon to persuade Florida legislators to preserve the states wildlife. This was the second time a group of Gainesville residents made the trek to raise awareness for environmental protection, but last Fall, the hike was in Ocala. On the day before Earth Day, the group followed the Hawthorne Trail from First Magnitude Brewing Company, located at 1220 SE Veitch St., to the La Chua Trail and back. Rhett Barker, a 24-year-old UF wildlife ecology and conservation alumnus, said he organized the hike to tell lawmakers they should follow through on the promises they made regarding Amendment One. In 2014, Floridians voted for Amendment One, passing legislation for what they thought would focus on land acquisition and reinstating money into the Florida Forever program, which is an environment conservation fund. Instead, funds from the amendment have been spent on small projects and maintenance for currently owned land, Barker said. Many Floridians live here because of the outdoors, and it would be a shame to obliterate that, Barker said. At the rate Floridas population is projected to grow, its wildlife habitat is in danger of being destroyed, Barker said. In order for wildlife to truly be sustainable across large areas, itmust have a single connection that connection being the Corridor. The Corridor is a statewide network of land and water, which could help conserve wildlife said. Large animals, such as bears, require a lot of land to live, which is why its imperative Florida uses the Corridor for wildlife conservation. Lindsey Jones, a Gainesville resident, said she decided to participate in the hike because people dont appreciate the natural area in the county. I really enjoy North Floridas nature and all that it has to offer, the 26-year-old said. Its important to me because I see that Gainesville is changing, and I want our nature to be protected.About 30 people make trek for environmental awareness By Rachel PorterAlligator Contributing Writer One viral Facebook post has led a Gainesville Police hot cop to be at the 61st Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles in early 2019 to interview celebrities on the red carpet. Hell then continue to do the same thing at the Oscars on Feb. 24, 2019. ing, 28, is better known as the that went viral in September. The original post was taken down Sept. 15 after one of the statement that was contrary to the views of GPD, said GPD bias. Before it was taken down, the post had 186,000 comments and a reach of 52,662,033 people, Tobias said. Rengering said he will be reporting live from the Grammys for PopWrapped TV, he wrote in an email. The gig was set up by his manager Zachary Jaydon, who has previously been a voter for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the group that votes for the Grammy winners. ally honored to be able to represent such an amazing organization, Rengering said. To stand on such an iconic red carpet and be able to candidly chat with so many incredible performers is both humbling and unreal. Rengering said he will also be a host at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27, 2019 and will be a guest speaker at the 91st Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial in August. I dont know if Im supposed to say anything yet, but Im also doing the same thing for the Oscars the following week, he said. Rengering said he is still employed by GPD and plans to continue working there even while taking up work in entertainment. I will continue to bring 100 percent to whatever job Im working on, whether its on the SWAT team, in a police car or on a red carpet, Rengering said. As for the rumors on his poof Survivor, he said he cannot comment at this time. Danielle Jaffe, a 21-year-old UF nursing junior, said she recas being one of the internet viral hot cops. It blows my mind the ways in which people can become famous nowadays, Jaffe said. Its cool, though, to have someone from the same area as UF being on national television for an awards show.One of GPDs hot cops will be at the Grammys, then Oscars THERE WERE NO REPORTED INJURIES. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterThree days after two Gilchrist were slain, a Marion County SherSunday morning, MCSO said. Deputy Joseph Spratlin was responding to a call at around 2 a.m. about a crowd of people gathered outside Paradise Bar & Lounge, located at 13007 N. Highway 441, in Citra, said MCSO spokesperson Lauren Lettelier. While Spratlin worked to clear the group, a separate group of people started shooting into the crowd and at the deputy. No one was injured. Spratlin took cover behind his patrol car, which was hit by a bullet on the drivers side door handle, according to a press release. He did ing to get people to safety, according to the release. Lettelier said Spratlin and the group he was with were shot at multiple times by multiple people, but she did not know how many people there were or if they came on foot or by car. We dont know whether the deputy was the target or the crowd, or both, Lettelier said. The shooting was over in minutes, and the crowd dispersed before Spratlin or responding deputies could interview witnesses, Lettelier said. This is a fresh and ongoing investigation, Lettelier said. Lettelier said the shooting was not related to Thursdays shooting of the GCSO deputies in Trenton. Authorities ask anyone with information to call Sgt. Donald Buie at 352-368-3538 or the Marion County Crime Stoppers at 352-3687867. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgMCSO deputy, group shot at by other group


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 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Editorial Column MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 Farewell column: This is how you start to let goI ve never been good at goodbyes. I much prefer a quick hug and a see-you-later to a drawn-out adieu. Its not because Im not emotional; on the contrary, its because Im afraid Ill start to weep as soon as I meet your eyes with that Well, this is it look weve all seen before. But Im not looking to make this column a French leave or an Irish exit. In keeping with the tradition set forth by current and former staff members at The Alligator, I present to you, in roughly 600 words, my farewell column. This is how you start to let go. You look around your college apartment with the tapestries on the walls, the empty wine bottles on the cabinet tops and the cheap, plushy chairs in the living room. You walk with a little less urgency as you pass Century Tower. You look up and around you a little more, breathe a little more deeply. You smile a little more to yourself. This is how you start to let go. You mind a little less when someone catches you on Turlington Plaza with realize only after turning it in that its the last one of your undergraduate years. You chuckle like the seasoned student you are while everyone else registers for classes next year. This is how you start to let go. You say yes a little bit more. You say no a little bit more, too. Your throat tightens when you notice the milk expires after graduation. You shake your head because grocery shopping shouldnt induce this much emotion. You cross the days off the calendar until the rest of the semester is staring right back at you. You dont know whether to smile or shudder, so you do both. This is how you start to let go. You go to Midtown with your friends on a weekday and stay in with your roommates on the weekend, just without a pencil. You end sentences with ... ing the thought. You walk through campus, through Midtown, through downtown and the This is how Ive started to let go. Ive reme each year Ive been here. Ive remembered the veteran members of my extracurriculars and classes who welcomed a frightened, confused teenager into their ranks. Ive thought of the friends, new and old, who pulled me close and said, one way or another, You have a home here. This is how Ive started to let go. Ive felt nostalgic for a place I havent even left yet. Ive begun to write it all down. Ive hugged people a little tighter, and honestly, Ive studied a little less. Ive said thank you in my head more times than I can count and I know its time to start saying those thank-yous out loud. But Letting go is a process of loving, even though you know its time to leave. For me, its just about that time. I will never forget the memories Ive made, the lessons Ive learned and the folks Ive shared the time with along the way. I am, and always will be, grateful for this university, for this town and for these people. Good luck to all of you, no matter where life takes you in the future near and far. This is how Ive let go. Mia Gettenberg is a UF criminology and philosophy Around 3 p.m. Thursday, two Florida deputies were eating at a Chinese restaurant in Trenton, Florida, when they were shot and killed by a gunman. According to Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz, deputies were 30-year-old Noel Ramirez and 25-year-old Taylor Lindsay. He further dubbed the two men as the best of the best. The Miami Herald reported the gunman, as well as the two deputies, were found dead on the scene. The suspect has been During a press conference held shortly after the incident, Schultz stated the deaths were not a result of political issues but did hint at the idea of it. He asked the audience, What do you expect happens when you demonize law enforcement to the extent that its been demonized? His question is not without reason. Throughout the past sevfor targeting minority populations in their arrests and for a slew of accidental shootings, often resulting in the murders of black men. As a result, many Americans have developed an unfavorhappy. And in suit, Americans have found themselves divided on yet another major issue. What this gunman did in north Florida is horrendous. It was cruel, heartless and unhinged. More than that, it was disrespectful to the many men and women in uniform who work tirelessly every day to protect us. That being said, an issue with police brutality against minorities does exist, and we cannot pretend it doesnt by neglecting to publish stories about it in the media. No amount of respect In 2017, Vox released an analysis of FBI data, showing black white people. In fact, despite making up only 13 percent of the U.S. population, black people make up 31 percent of those killed by policing while not attempting to attack anyone, the number We cant pretend this isnt a problem. There is a bias against black people in this country, and thats true whether you are a black people are once again treated unjustly and with a clear bias, they do it to bring attention to the topic and let people know racHowever, despite the fact they are often received as such, these stories also are not published in an effort to demonize pothey are supposedly doing with black people? issue with police brutality against black people, we cant ignore The uncertainty makes for a less safe environment and for a The lives of deputies Ramirez and Lindsay should serve as a The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff DIGITAL EDITOR Jimena Tavel EDITOR Mia


MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7Happy Monday, dear readers. That sentence holds a lot of weight for me because this is the last time I will be writing it in a column in this paper. I have had the privilege of having a weekly platform for my opinions for the past two years. I remember reading the opinions section when I was a freshman and thinking about how incredible it would be if I got to write my own column. Sophomore Fall rolled around, and I went to The Alligators open house, dripping with August sweat and carrying a freshly printed resume and cover letter in my equally sweaty hands. I was ecstatic a few days later to open an email telling me I was offered a spot. I knew it would be cool, but I never thought I would love it as much as I did. I have changed my mind and changed it again since starting college. I have changed my major and my career path. I have changed I am not the same person I was when I walked onto this campus, and I am not the same person I was when I clicked September 2016. I would like to thank everyone who ever supported me, but also to everyone who ever challenged me. If no one ever challenges you, you wont have the opportunity to grow. I have found myself through the process of being challenged by circumstances and by people. Of course, challenges are just that challenging. You may feel downtrodden, overwhelmed and just plain tired sometimes. College is hard. Life is harder. Youre trying to do both right now. While success and salary and your love life and your grades and whatever else youre worrying about today are important, these are not the most important things. The two most important things in this life are the people you love and your mental health. Notice you canthe second is not taken care of. I will no longer be writing a column in this paper, but I will never tal health. I will never stop working to help people understand how important they are. I will never stop will never stop reminding others of their importance. Additionally, I want to make sure you know you have a voice. You may not think you do. You may not think what you say or do impacts anyone, but I promise it does. I spent much of the past two years thinking no one even read my columns. But I have had many people come to me and talk about them. I mean, youre reading it right now. You may not think anyone listens to you, but I promise, someone out there is listening. Dont give up. Keep writing, keep speaking, voice heard. If it matters to you, it matters. Dont let the world make you think it doesnt. You are loved. You are enough. Love yourself, and love others. There is already enough hatred and anger in this world. Dont add to it. Id like to leave you with my favorite quote from Gandhi: Be the change you wish to see in the world. Remember, as hard as you try and as much as you do, you cant force others to change. Rather, be that change. Be a light in this world. Ive spent the last two years talking about school shootings, intolerance of mental illness, transphobia, racism and more. Help create a world where these are a thing of the past. Above all, take care of yourselves and take care of each other, dear readers. Taylor Cavaliere is a UF journalism and psychology junior. Her column focused on mental health.Take care of yourselves and take care of each other: my parting wordsColumnEarth Day was this past Sunday. Across the country, children drew Earth on paper plates while learning to reduce, reuse and recycle. Todays relatively stronger push by the general population for a more environmentally friendly country can be attributed to more generations of Americans growing up and experiencing those Earth Day campaigns in elementary school. Although more people may care about the environment, the world isnt much better off than it was decades ago. Eighty percent of energy still comes from fossil fuels, more carbon dioxide is present in the atmosphere than ever before in modern civilization and an underfunded Environmental Protection Agency administration refuses to even use the words climate change. The lack of effectiveness in environmental campaigns originates from less impactful focuses. More people may care about the consequences of human actions on the environment, but they are misled to concentrate on movements that dont maximize effectiveness. If scientists and policymakers want to see more success in movements to protect this precious planet, they must improve their argument as to what people should really focus on. The three Rs are a prime example of a relatively successful environmental effort that falls short on impact. The U.S. recycling rate is in 1970, the year Earth Day began. Policymakers were successful in getting people to recycle, but lets analyze the importance of increased recycling One reason for the push in recycling is the mentality that Americans are running out of of trash we produce, we will soon see trash in every direction we look. In reality, according to Clark Wiseman, an economist at Gonzaga University, if Americans keep dumping trash square miles for all of the U.S. under strict regulations since the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act was enacted quired to monitor nearby groundwater for any leachate pollution, and the amount of methane emissions from the decomposition of Clean Air Act. Now, it may seem as though any sort of environmental movement is successful despite its level of impact, but people can only exert so much effort in caring for the environment. According to a series of studies recently published in the European Journal of Psychology, a considerable amount of people hold strongly negative stereotypes about environmentalists, and those feelings reduce the average persons willingness to adopt the behaviors environmental activists promote. Basically, the average person cares about the environment as long as that concern doesnt consume their lives, and environmentalists are currently wasting the average persons limited attention on less important problems. Conditioned since childhood that recycling can save the Earth, people are given the false hope that throwing their trash in different bins is doing enough for the planet. On the other hand, there are other focuses that could have more impact on saving the environment. Somewhere between the 1960s and today, the fundamental point of environmental protection got lost in translation. The point of environmental action is to save lives and promote health, things that any sane person can understand. Promoting clean air and clean water with pollution prevention and government regulations ensures access to necessities of life. If focus on environmental action intertwines with human health, environmental movements would become necessary instead of polarizing. Environmentalists care for the environment because its the right thing to do. The average person isnt going to buy that argument. If environmentalists really want to save the planet, theyre going to have to harness the limited attention of the average Joe. To do so, the focus of environmental movements need to concentrate on the fundamental importance of environmental protection. Joshua Udvardy is a UF environmental engineer junior. His column focuses on science.To save Earth, environmentalists should improve their argumentColumn Taylor Joshua


8 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018Scott Streit, 38, holds April Bieris legs, 25, during the wheelbarrow exercise portion of the Workout Two event. Scott and April both Denise Pope, a 37-year-old Gainesville resident, competes alongside her female partner, Melissa Scott, 43, in the ball wall exercise. Photos by Alan AlvarezAlligator StaffThe 2018 Swamp Challenge, which celebrated its eighth year this past weekend, is the only CrossFitstyle event to take place on an SEC dreds of athletes participated in cardio, bodyweight and obstacle workthree classes, Male/Male, Female/ Female and co-ed, and three diviThe Swamp sweats: Hundreds join CrossFit-style event


MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9Left: Danny Guerra, 19, and Shauntelle Cruz, an 18-year-old UF geography freshman, help to clean up garbage on the banks of Lake Alice as part of the Earth Day Campus Clean Up hosted by the Strong Roots Movement and UFs Surfrider Foundation.Above: Ashley Powers, a 20-year-old UF marketing junior, helps to pick up trash around Lake Alice with Natalie Belluccia, a 20-year-old UF business administration sophomore, and her dog Boo. A cleaner campus: Students celebrate Earth DayPhotos by Taylour Marks Alligator Staff The Alligator will not be publishing from Friday, April 27 th to Monday, May 14 th ATTENTION Alligator Advertisers Display 352-376-4482 The deadline for Tuesday, May 15th is Thursday, May 10th


10 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018HE CREATED A PROGRAM FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS. By Vivian NguyenAlligator Contributing WriterWhen Solomon OLeary lost his vision four years ago, he never thought hed run errands alone. But in January, OLeary got into the rear passenger seat of a Volkswagen SUV and went to Kmart guided by Atlas, a program in self-driving cars designed by UF researcher Julian Brinkley to address the needs of those with visual impairments. Brinkley said he designed the system to help visually impaired people interact with a self-driving vehicle. He used about $60,000 in grants from UF and Enteraxion Labs to fund his research, which began in 2016. Because the project is in its early stages of development, Brinkley could not estimate how much the program will cost users. But. he added, the idea is that it will be incorporated into manufacturer systems and cost nothing for the user. The Atlas system is part of a larger research project that consisted of surveys, focus groups and participatory design sessions with blind and low-vision participants, the 39-yearold said. The goal was to identify the needs, preferences and concerns of visually impaired people using selfdriving cars. OLeary, a 34-year-old from Ocala who tested the program, said he got in the car and used voice commands to operate it. Even without having the address, Atlas took OLeary to the nearest Kmart. Along the way, Atlas told him the landmarks he was passing, OLeary said. Just in case OLeary needed to stop at a gas station, Atlas could change the route. When OLeary arrived at his destination, Atlas told him where he was and gave him walking directions to get inside, he said. The system even asked him if he wanted it to park the car and wait for him. I liked that it was very easy to control, OLeary said. A child can do it. Brinkley said he began working on Atlas in 2017 but has been working on technology to help the visually impaired since 2012, when he was working on his masters degree at East Carolina University in North Carolina. People with disabilities who cant drive often have higher rates of unemployment, Brinkley said. Limited mobility has been related to medical issues, mental health issues, social isolation and lower quality of life. He said the problem is self-driving technology is potentially inaccessible to visually impaired people. OLeary said Atlas is important because it gives him the freedom to do things on his own, without relying on others for help. One of the main things you lose when you lose your vision is your independence, he said. Atlas THE APP REWARDS USERS BY PLANTING TREES IN NEPAL, MADAGASCAR AND HAITI. By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterA student-developed app tracking environmental impact will allow users to help trees be planted in Nepal, Madagascar and Haiti. LiveGreen, an app created by UF students, tracks a users carbon footprint the amount of carbon dioxide contributed to the environment by asking users to log their meals, transportation, expenses and utilities, said one of the apps developers, Brian De Souza, 20. By logging their daily carbon footprint, users can get random points, the computer science sophomore said. After 100 points, a tree is planted. The reason behind (including) those countries is because they were deeply affected by deforestation, he said. The developers committed with the non2,500 trees for $350. As more users engage with the app, the number of trees planted can change, he said. Users can see how many trees theyve raised and where theyre planted on an interactive map. The app will also offer in-app messaging, but only for users participating in the daily environmental challenges, like the greenest commuters of the day, where people are ranked for their carbon footprints with transportation. The app will be available for download through Apples app store Friday, De Souza said. Eventually, he hopes to expand to Android. The app currently has 10 people testing before its launch, and about 50 more will test it soon, he said. The app was supposed to launch Sunday, adding the metric system, said Pablo Garces, 20, another app developer. We have a lot of interest from people in European countries too, so we had to give an option for metric values, he said. Garces, a computer science sophomore, said theyre trying to get environmentalists to use the app, but they hope other people can join too. The goal of the app is to make users aware of their habits and help them make small changes to their lifestyles, De Souza said. The app itself cannot solve climate change, the app is just a tool, and the people who are using it are the ones doing the change, he said. @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgUF researchers project to help blind, visually impaired UF students launch app to encourage eco-friendly habitsMarcelo Rondon / AlligatorFlennoy Powell, 44, cooks bacon at the 39th Annual 5th Avenue Arts Festival on Sunday. He made avocado BLTs for the Fountain of Restoration Ministries.Marcelo Rondon / AlligatorThe Jazz Bandits, a local band, performs at the 39th Annual 5th Avenue Arts Festival. From left to right: Shireen Taha, 35, Mary Fukuyama, 70, and Kali Blount, 61. CELEBRATING COMMUNITY THROUGH MUSIC, FOOD


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Marta Perez and the Florida women's golf team fell to round of SEC Tournament match play on Saturday. GATORS WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT BIG EAST TITLEFlorida's lacrosse team defeated Denver 18-13 on Saturday to increase its fourth consecutive regular season Big East title. Follow us for updates follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, APRIL 23, 2018 By Ethan BauerSports WriterMcKethan Stadium is quiet now. Florida just wrapped up a road trip to Lexington, Kentucky, this weekend, where the No. 1 Gators took two of three games from the never know. You might hear the rhythmic whir of a lawnmower or the persistent ping of leather meeting teams and life. Rest assured that plenty of preparation is going into Tuesdays game against the Bears. Mitchell Wydetic knows that to make sure everything that needs School in Tampa. he was too small. At 5-foot-8 and without standout skills, his coach approached him with a proposition: What if he gave up playing coach the team? reer at 15 to start coaching, Wydetic thought. They do that at 35. But he wanted to stay around coach would make that happen. weeks, Im out. enrollment later, hes still performing many of the same tasks minus the actual coaching. And on a recent Tuesday, he sat down to explain how he and the rest of the operations staff makes sure games get played smoothly. The Balls a game without them, after all. But the scale at which UF purchases these spheres of cork and yarn leather strips may surprise you. Wydetic explained that UF orevery fall. Each case carries 120 individually, Wydetic said, withdiscounts. Some of them get used right ting practice. Others are saved for games. Read the rest of the story online at @ebaueri ebauer@alligator.orgBehind the scenes at McKethan: The logistics of UF baseball gamesWOMEN'S TENNISBy River WellsSports WriterLast year, Floridas womens tennis onship match of the SEC Tournament. This year, it was more of the same. The No. 1-seeded Commodores defeated UF 4-0 in the conference tournament title match on Sunday, their second sweep of the Gators this year. Commodores Christina Rosca and nanda Contreras and Astra Sharma over senior Anna Danilina and freshman Victoria Emma. Danilina and out the entirety of the SEC tournament. Up 1-0, the Commodores continued their strong play in singles. Meyer 6-2. Summer Dvorak, who defeated season SEC championship, followed up shortly after with a 6-2, 6-1 victory The Commodores completed the shutout when Contreras defeated senior Josie Kuhlman, winning 6-2, 6-1 Despite the lopsided defeat, UF coach Roland Thornqvist looked on Weve come close to two trophies, Thornqvist said in a release, these Gators have achieved. they move on to the NCAA TournaWeve got three weeks here, so we can take care of some academics and then start working toward the NCAAs, Thornqvist said. We can comes at a good time for us. @riverhwells rwells@alligator.orgVandy shuts out Gators BASEBALL GYMNASTICSBy Alana GomezSports Writer As it marched out to The Chainsmokers Something Just Like This, the Florida gymnastics team danced, Gator Chomped and smiled, hyping up is on Saturday night with its infectious energy. Even UCLAs fans participated in the fun, doing the Gator Chomp stage to collect its third-place trophy at were no signs that the team had just of a point. But there was one gymnast whose Alex McMurtry moved a little slower No regrets, McMurtry said in a release. For the 18-time All-American, there Gators meet against Oklahoma on a Gym Slam, which is when a gymnast records a 10 in every event over the course of her career. She played a key role in UF's twoloss regular season and led the Gators with 26 event titles, including 10 on We had the toughest season Ive seniors Rachel Slocum and Kennedy Baker. Slocum made an impact at the NCAA Regionals on April 7 with a motivation for the Gators. Though Bakserved her time well this year, posting Florida says goodbye to McMurtry, Slocum, Bakers after NCAAsEmma Green / Alligator StaffAlex McMurtry is one of three seniors departing from Florida's gymnastics program following SEE GYMNASTICS, PAGE 16


MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 MENS TENNISBy Benjamin BrandtSports WriterIn a backyard as big as his imagination, a young Alfredo Perez Jr. cant resist the sweet summer smell of fresh mangoes. His parents have told him many times to stay out of the trees, but they can hardly contain their sons hunger for fun. In a sacred moment of privacy, Alfredo Jr. jumps into the long arms of the mango tree and climbs toward his prize. Once within reach, he snaps the fruit from its branch and lowers himself excitedly to the green grasses of his childhood, where he is free to enjoy his hard-earned fruit. The memory of its taste will be enough to bring a blushing smile to his face over a decade later. But for now, Alfredo Jr. isnt thinking about the future or his 300-mile journey to a foreign, but free, country. He only wants to play. Its the summer of 2006 and at 9 years old, Alfredo Jr. has grown accustomed to the freedom of long days playing in the street in front of his home in Artemisa, Cuba. He has many neighborhood friends, and tosky, roll marbles and spin tops on the paved roads and play hide-andseek in the large lawn. to herd their children indoors after dark sometimes as late as 9 p.m. the kids all gather at Alfredo Jr.s house. Here, the ceiling and walls do little to curb the merriment. Alfredo Jr. plays his favorite song on a CD player given to him by his godfather. Its name will eventually be forgotten, but his parents will remember its maker: Shakira. Her signature vibrato begins to narrate the evenings fun as the friends sing and dance playfully. Ever the jester, Alfredo Jr. his choreography. He will repeat the song more than 15 times tonight and many other evenings to come. This is the life Alfredo Jr. knows. But in less than one year, he will of the power of his native language and equipped with only a dream of greatness. Fortunately for Alfredo Jr., a tennis ball responds to the language of passion alone. Tennis runs in Alfredo Jr.s family. Alfredo Perez Sr. began playing as a young child and never gave it up, ultimately making it his profession to teach the sport. So it wasnt put a racket in his sons 1-year-old hands. Alfredo Jr. Alfredito, as his father calls him played with tennis rackets and threw balls against walls before he could even walk. When he did learn to walk, Alfredo Jr. joined his father at the tennis courts. While Alfredo Sr. played, Alfredo Jr. stood beside the court and mirrored his fathers actions: the long forehand motion, the quick movement of his feet. Soon enough, the younger Alfredo was obsessed. He played every day on the court after school, against the wall behind his house after practice and against the walls in his house after dark. By the time he was 7 years old, his father recognized he had a gift. As an experienced tennis player himself, he had an eye for talent and saw that his son was special. Once a year, Alfredo Jr. had the opportunity to travel and represent his hometown in another province for a junior-level national tournament. He remembers the tournament fondly, grateful to have had the chance to visit another part of Cuba. We didnt really get to travel much, Alfredo Jr. said. (The tournament) was a reason I kept playing But he had to go without his parents. Travel was expensive, especially in the context of a broken, communist economy. An average salary wasnt enough for Alfredo Sr. to afford many necessities. He relied on the black market to provide for his family, but still, food was a daily struggle. If you have a child who asks you for a candy and you do not have money for a candy, its very hard, Alfredo Sr. said. So you start to look at other options. In 1994, he applied for residency in the United States. The paperwork On April 30, 2007, the Perez family cashed in on the springs promise of rebirth and left Cuba to start their lives anew. At 10 years old, Alfredo Jr. with both his parents and his 2-year-old brother, Alejandro arrived at their new home: Miami. Fortunately, one of Alfredo Sr.s brothers, who had immigrated to South Florida several years prior, agreed to house the Perezes for the next 12 months before they could afford a place of their own. Living with family helped protect Alfredo Jr. from the growing pains associated with such a radical transition. He remembers playing with his cousins in a big backyard, where mango and avocado trees added a touch of familiarity. tennis tournament in Miami, he experienced what would ultimately be his greatest challenge in the U.S. He didnt speak any English and found he had no means of expression without language. I couldnt explain myself. I couldnt talk, Alfredo Jr. said. It was not good. Alfredo Jr. lost handily in the home, a new language and a crushing defeat all thrust into the arms of a 10-year-old boy. With the help of an Argentinian referee, Alfredo Jr. was able to communicate with other players during his next few tournaments. But the feeling of estrangement remained. One weekend, a local coach named Robert Gomez happened to see Alfredo Jr. play at a tournament and was immediately convinced of his potential. He approached Alfredo Sr. and expressed an interest in working with Alfredo Jr. While the offer was everything the Perezes wanted for their son, they knew they couldnt afford private lessons. But money didnt matter to Gomez. Whether moved by the passion that pumped through each of Alfredo Jr.s lanky limbs or touched by the story of a boy looking for his place in a new world, Gomez just wanted to help. And so he began to teach Alfredo Jr. for free. Gomez is the director of tennis at the Biltmore and Salvadore Tennis Centers in the Miami area, where he operates a youth program for a variety of levels. After agreeing to train Alfredo Jr., Gomez offered Alfredo Sr. a job as a coach for entry-level players. Thanks to the grace of GoAlfredo Jr. quickly advanced to the top of Gomezs program and became his primary project. The two began traveling together to give Alfredo Jr. the opportunity to play that Alfredo Jr. trained under Gomez, he played in over 100 United States Tennis Association (USTA) junior tournaments. At the age of 15, Alfredo Jr. secured the seventh seed in the 16-under division of the Bobby Curtis State Championships in Orlando. He made the trip with Gomez, an assistant coach and his training partner Mirko Radosevic, who competed in the same age division as Alfredo Jr. After unchallenged victories in perienced what Gomez refers to as a mental lapse. fore his rising temper lost him the match, he reversed his apparent fate and won 12 consecutive games to advance in dominating fashion. The victory wasnt enough to save Alfredo Jr. from the wrath of his assistant coach. Immediately after the match, Alfredo Jr. was forced to run a mile as punishment for his slow start. He ran his mile through the deep, green forestry surrounding Sanlando Park and then ran through his remaining three opponents, infredo Jr. was a state champion. That was a pretty cool moment, Gomez said. Alfredo Jr. defended his title the following year, a feat rarely accomplished by a junior tennis player, according to Gomez. But the winning never surprised Gomez. He had always known who Alfredo Jr., the tennis player, could ever, Gomez spent much less time in the presence of Alfredo Jr., the young man. But on a trip to Kalamazoo, Michigan, for a national tournament, 16-year-old Alfredo Jr. shed himself of the competitive gusto that earned him his many trophies and revealed a piece of his heart. Read the rest of this story online at @bhb1227 bbrandt@alligator.orgFAR FROM HOME: Alfredo Perez thriving after immigratingEmma Green / Alligator StaffFlorida mens tennis player Alfredo Perez moved from his hometown of Artemisa, Cuba, to Miami when he was 10 years old. Alfredo PerezClass: Junior Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 170 Hometown: Artemisa, Cuba


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