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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator New UF VP sworn inAmy Hass had held the interim VP position since July 2017, pg 4UFs MSD alum react to Texas school shootingSeveral former students have formed a group in response to the Parkland shooting, pg 5 Historic UF lacrosse season ends in lossHow the Gators highs and lows highlighted their fourth consecutive Big East title, pg 14VOLUME 112 ISSUE 88Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida By Bailey WingateAlligator Staff WriterA UF graduate became possiwoman to pass D.C. barSEE KUWAIT, PAGE 4 By Devoun CetouteAlligator Staff Writer to the report. The vehicle reportpurse. GPD arrests kidnapping suspectTHIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE CITY WILL HAVE A MINORITYMAJORITY COMMISSION. By Sloan SavageAlligator Staff Writer Sloan Savage / Alligator Staff Green SEE KIDNAPPING, PAGE 4 SEE COMMISSION, PAGE 4

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Todays WeatherVOLUME 112 ISSUE 88 Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators alligator.org/calendarLocal Events / News in BriefAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018NEWSROOM Editor Engagement Managing Editor University Editor Metro Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Editorial Board Photo Editor the Avenue Editor Copy Desk Chief Copy EditorsDISPLAY ADVERTISING Advertising Director Intern Coordinator Sales Representatives CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING BUSINESS Administrative Assistant Comptroller Bookkeeper ADMINISTRATION General Manager Assistant General Manager Administrative Assistant President Emeritus SYSTEMS IT System EngineerPRODUCTION Production Manager Assistant Production Manager Advertising Production Staff Editorial Production Staff or email WHAT'S HAPPENING:Survey for Improvements at Northeast 31st Avenue Park The City of Gainesville welcomes feedback on future park improvements at the Northeast 31st Avenue Park, which is located at 1700 NE 31st Ave. Interested residents are invited to complete an online survey (http://tinyurl.com/ NE31stAvePark) to let us know what improvements you would like to see at this neighborhood park. The survey is available Monday, May 21 through Monday, June 4, 2018 'Free Fridays' Concert Series presents 21 Blue The Free Fridays Concert Series, as part of its celebration of June as African American Music Appreciation Month, presents 21 Blue with Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate June 8 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The public is invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to the downtown amphitheater and enjoy this free world-class blues concert that will take you from Louis Armstrong to Howlin Wolf to Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix and beyond. Bo Diddley Plaza is located at 111 E. University Ave. in downtown Gainesville. For more information about this event, please contact David Ballard at ballarddg@cityofgainesville.org or 352-393-8746. Dragonflies of Florida Florida Museum of Natural History researcher Dr. Franklin Snelson will lead a talk and walk on the 169 dragonfly species recorded in Florida at 9 a.m.Saturday, May 26 at 9 a.m. at Prairie Creek Preserve. Participants should wear hiking shoes (boots preferred) and long pants. If you have binoculars, please bring them too. It never hurts to bring water and snacks. FWC Investigator receives Guy Harvey Award Fort Pierce resident Kyle Patterson, a law enforcement officer and investigator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has received the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award for Marine Conservation. Patterson was honored for his dedication to enforcing marine conservation and boating safety laws at the recent FWC Commission meeting in Fort Lauderdale. Prescription drug monitoring programs not shown to affect drug overdoses Prescription drug-monitoring programs aim to prevent overlapping or multiple prescriptions for frequently abused medications such as opioids, a practice known as doctor shopping. Yet, there is scant evidence that such programs are having a positive effect on the number of drug overdoses, a new study by a group that includes a UF Health researcher has found. Researchers parsed more than 2,600 academic publications and found just 10 of those articles linked prescription drug-monitoring programs to fatal opioid overdoses. An analysis of the 10 studies found extremely limited evidence of a reduction in fatal overdoses but not enough to draw firm conclusions. The findings are published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Hippodrome screens 'MAME' The 1974 film will be featured in the Cinema's upcoming "Cocktails & Classics" film series screening Saturday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets include the one-night-only screening, a specialty cocktail and the reception, which begins at 6:45 p.m. and features catering by Mojo. Legendary Lucille Ball heads an all-star cast in her final feature film appearance. Reserve your tickets by calling 352.375.4477 or visit thehipp.org. Aquatic Leadership Camp Registration for the 2018 Aquatic Leadership Camp is open. The week-long summer camp is offered for youth 11 to 14 years old, with six sessions available at H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool, starting June 11. All campers learn the primary responsibilities of a lifeguard. Those passing all modules will have the opportunity to earn an American Red Cross certification in First Aid/ CPR/AED. Campers will have the opportunity to explore local springs and natural areas during fun and memorable field trips. Swim tests may be administered Monday-Friday between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at either the Northeast Pool (352-334-2191) or Westside Pool (352-334-2187). For camp information, please contact Scott Chase, program coordinator, at 352-393-8751 or ChaseSA@cityofgainesville.org. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to editor@alligator.org. 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. NEWS AROUND THE WORLDOlympian sues USA Swimming, saying it failed to protect her SEATTLE Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him. Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a swim club near Seattle, groomed her for sexual abuse when she was 13, started touching and kissing her when she was 16, and engaged in sexual activity with her when she was 17. "This lawsuit is about holding people accountable who should have protected a 15-year-old girl," Kukors Smith told reporters, adding, "I needed help and there were people in positions of power that could have helped me." Hutchison has denied the allegations, which emerged earlier this year when Kukors Smith, now 28, posted an emotional essay online. Hutchison, assistant coach on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, has not been charged with a crime. The office of his attorney, Brad Meryhew, said he had no comment on the lawsuit. ALLIGATOR CORRECTION: In an article published Thursday titled "A Guide to summer in Gainesville, we incorrectly stated the location of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park as being in Cross City. The state park is located at 18700 County Road 325 Hawthorne, Florida, in Cross Creek. 88 VOLUME 112 ISSUE 88

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4 ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 NEW STUDENT Advertise in theEDITION 2018RUN DATE: August 15th 2018 DEADLINES:June 8th (save 10%) July 7th (save 7%) Aug 3rd (save 5%)Contact your sales rep today and let incoming students know youre ready for business in the New Student Edition!CALL TODAY 352.376.4482 advertising@alligator.org for equal rights for women and Muslims in the Gulf region. For her, coming to America from Kuwait in 2009 was a culture shock, but having her mother with her made the transition easier. The biggest difference was the amount of independence she had when she arrived here, which took a few years for her to get used to. Albaders path is one that is relatively unheard of in Kuwait. While a womens empowerment movement, she said. I want to go back and be a role model for those people, Albader said. I want to show people that they can do it, that they can go out there and become lawyers or law professors. In the future, Albader plans to do work regarding human rights and possibly become a teacher who can speak out to others and motivate them to take action for human rights as well. Albader knows she comes from a place where it is unusual for a woman to be in the law profession, but she hopes her accomplishment can make a difference in Kuwait and the Middle East, she said. waiti woman to even pass the D.C. bar because its not very common there, Albader said. But I want to change that.KUWAIT, from pg. 1Albader also wants to teachBy Charlie DaffronAlligator Staff WriterUF President Kent Fuchs announced Thursday that Amy Hass will be the new UF vice president and general counsel. Hass has worked in the OfGeneral Counsel since 2006. She became the interim vice president in July 2017 after Jamie Keiths resignation. Keith was under investigation for mishandling public records. Hass served as interim for receiving the position. Its certainly been valuable to have had the opportunity to serve in this role for the past sition, Hass said. Hass duties include giving UF legal advice and mitigating risks. She wants to help UF reach its full potential by supporting its many research efforts. We need to spend some time focused on forward progress in the types of places where embracing risk is important to be able to achieve some of those really amazing things that this university is poised to do, she said. She also hopes to expand the legal expertise of the other attorneys working in the gento give her attorneys the opportunity to broaden their portfolios and become well-versed in multiple areas of law, so they can better assist their clients. We are poised at the University of Florida to do some really great things, and were capable of getting there sooner rather than later, she said. @charlie_daffron cdaffron@alligator.orgNew UF VP, general counsel swears in the Citgo on store video. When Green walked into the store the driver realized he did not take the and returned to the drivers home, according to the report. At around 10:34 p.m., GPD got a call from a citizen saying Green approached him in the parking lot of The Oaks Mall, according to the press release. Green allegedly told the citizen his wife was in labor and he needed help, according to GPDs press release. The citizen agreed to helping the man and gave him a ride to different places. During this, the citizen suspected Green was buying drugs, according to the release. The citizen then dropped Green off at the 2000 block of Southwest 34th Street and called police. After being dropped off, Green got a ride to the area of Taco Bell, located at 3408 SW Archer Road, according to the arrest report. then arrested him, according to the media release. He admitted to being in all of the locations but said it was consensual. After reading Green his Miranda rights, he said he has been addicted to cocaine for about two years and used it three to four times Saturday while being driven around by multiple people, according to the arrest report. two victims vehicle and admitted they drove him around so he could buy cocaine; however, he denied forcing the victims to drive him anywhere. smelled like alcohol. Green told entire day because of the alcohol and cocaine use, the report said. Green was recently arrested by GPD on March 7 for exploiting a disabled person by getting into a vehicle with them and having them drive him around to buy drugs, according to the report. The victim reportedly had Aspergers syndrome. Green remained in the Alachua County Jail on Sunday in lieu of a $55,000 bail. @devoun_cetoute dcetoute@alligator.orgKIDNAPPING, from pg. 1GPD: Green made several stops with victims footsteps we follow in, Johnson said. Johnson promised the audience to do three things during her time as commissioner and asked them to do the same for her. One, Im going to listen, Johnson said. Two, Im going to show up. And three, Im going to be a champion for the change that you all want to see. Simmons was joined by her two sons, Sterling and Nicholas, as she took her oath. She thanked Jesus, her mentor of 20 years, her campaign team, her mother, her sons and her late grandmother. She said her mother, a single parent, taught her the value of work ethic, and her sons are her inspiration. Simmons said todays historic moment is something all can all be proud of. She shared a story of personal experience from just a year ago with the audience. I am proud to say that I was staff, and I was greeting our current commissioners, Simmons said. I was a greeter at the front door a year ago today. She said she wants to use her platform to inspire those who feel they cannot make it. We can no longer turn a blind eye to the inequities that shamefully exist in this city, Simmons said. Theres a lot of work that needs to be done, but I am a true believer that if we work together side-by-side and hand-in-hand, that we can achieve great things.COMMISSION, from pg. 1

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 By Dana CassidyAlligator Staff WriterTen people were killed and 10 were woundSanta Fe High School in Texas. It is the deadliest school shooting in America since Feb. 14, when 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Emily Weingarten, a 19-year-old UF business management sophomore and MSD alumshooting through Twitter. When she saw Santa Fe High School was trending, she immediately knew why. We said Never again, but its happening again, Weingarten said. Weingarten was reminded of what happened at Parkland and felt sympathy for the victims in Texas. I know how much my community has struggled with the loss of 17 lives, said Weingarten. Max Baron, a 20-year-old UF English junior and MSD alumnus, said he feared the day Parkland would no longer be the most recent deadly school shooting. All it took was three months to go by, Baron said. How many more times will this go on? Weingarten and Baron are members of Never Again Florida, a group advocating for stricter gun control laws and better access to mental health care. They also promotes gun violence awareness, increasing youth votership and helping personally affected students. ing junior, is Never Again Floridas president and MSD alumnus. He said he and others were upset and frustrated when they heard another high school mass shooting occurred. Never Again Florida met with UF President Kent Fuchs in April to discuss the programs in case of campus threats and helping incoming MSD students make a comfortable transition into UF. Baron said NAF is already starting a relief fund for the neighborhood and families affected in Texas. He said forum members have volunteered to ask the superintendent of Santa Fe The group said a key to stopping the high incidence of mass shootings across the nation is not through banning guns but increasing the restrictions on easy access to guns. For our generation, the next generation and the generations to come. @danacassidy_ dcassidy@alligator.orgUF MSD alumni grieve over mass shooting in Texas By Sloan SavageAlligator Staff WriterThe Alachua County Commission met Thursday to discuss the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan update, something local governments are required to do every seven years. One of the fundamental things in the comprehensive plan is the urban cluster, which is the boundary for urban growth within the unincorporated county, said Ben Chumley, senior planner for Comprehensive Planning for the Alachua County Growth Management Department. The urban cluster serves to diposed to allowing people to develop land anywhere in the county. Its a boundary set to direct urban development from growing in the borders of the county. The unincorporated county Chumley referred to is undeveloped land in the area of Alachua county that is not in one of nine incorporated, or developed, cities, such as Gainesville and Newberry. Chumley said the debate is about whether or not the urban cluster is large enough to accommodate for the population growth being projected for the unincorporated area over the next 20 years. The growth management department staff used population projections from the UF Bureau of Economics and Business Research to predict the demand for this growth. Not all the commissioners were in agreement on the population projections and urban cluster capacity. Commissioners Lee Pinkoson and Mike Byerly took different stances. Byerly said the urban cluster has always been a politically debated subject. People who have cow pastures or land, they want to develop out in the boonies, want us to move the line all the time so they can develop. People who live out there and really dont want the city coming in their backyard constantly want to hold the line back, Byerly said. Byerly supports leaving the urban cluster line where it is. The staff showed us that theres ample development capacity and room for growth over the next 20 years, where the line is right now, Byerly said. Pinkoson is concerned with getting accurate numbers to determine the growth rate. He believes the projections should be based off historical numbers. He said the population projection numbers being provided through the BEBR are lower than numbers the past would project. If we know that something has been happening pretty consistently from a historical perspective, why wouldnt we use that as opposed to using some lower number, Pinkoson said. Byerly says the BEBRs numbers are the most reliable standard to use. Theyre the professionals, and theyre the experts on projecting population growth, Byerly said. The growth management department staff will be doing further analysis on both the historical and the BEBR numbers in preparation for discussion at a future meeting. @sloansavage ssavage@alligator.orgAlachua County Commission debates the countys urban sprawlBy Eman ElshahawyAlligator Contributing WriterWith several medical marijuana dispensaries now open for business, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and state and local law enforcement are warning Florida drivers, Drive Baked, Get Busted. Since the recent legalization of medical marijuana, the Florida Legislature passed a law which entails the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to receive $5 million in funding to implement a statewide driver safety campaign. The (Drive Baked, Get Busted) campaign aims to educate Florida drivers of the dangers and laws of impaired driving, especially marijuana, said Alexis Bakofsky, the deputy communications director of FLHSMV. The campaign has hit Gainesville streets with billboards posted near medical marijuana dispensaries in town and TV ads on local channels. The local impact generated by the campaign has Gainesville Police reiterating to drivers that any form of impairment can constitute a DUI, said Capt. Jorge Campos, the GPD patrol support bureau commander. crashes or people getting hurt from marijuana, he said. Widespread use of marijuana is not as much as alcohol, but its still there. ence of marijuana can lead to impairment by decreasing motor function, reaction time and balance. Florida Highway Patrol Chief of Public Affairs Capt. Tom Pikul said drivers suspected of using marijuana are given a perform physical tasks that indicate impairment. This includes walking in a straight line heel to toe, standing on one leg and following a moving object horizontally or vertically to test for nystagmus, a jerking motion in the eye that occurs under any form of impairment. For more information on the campaign State campaign warns drivers, Drive Baked, Get Busted

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Editorial Column Whats Twitter for? The changing tides of time and townshipsMy Preview counselor did a great job of laying out a roadmap for being a UF student. She told me about what college will be like going forward: how Id build a work ethic and friends that Id keep for a lifetime and develop myself professionally and spiritually. Preview readies you for changes youll see to your student persona. What it can never prepare you for is seeing your hometown change right out from underneath you. There are two equally important roots to the word hometown. Changes in town are gargantuan and conspicuous. They soak up taxpayer dollars and are voted on by committees. Changes at home can be more disarming. You might come home to a dog thats slower than he was over Spring Break, that struggles to get up to greet you and wags a bit more meekly although you love each other just the same. They didnt tell you about this part at Preview. Most of the improvements are good despite some of the sad ones. Your parents may have turned your room into a storage closet or a home gym depending on their activity levels. Your living room might have gotten a new paint job, and there may be a different car in the driveway. It happens to every one of our hometowns, but Miami is the only one I can speak for personally. After spending months in sleepy Gainesville, the shock of ways can be disorienting. The jolt is exacerbated by the constant construction on the once-familiar drive home. There are exit ramps to places that didnt exist when I drove past them in August. The skyline is home to at least two new skyscrapers that seem to have sprouted overnight. Youll have to adjust to their suspicious twin outlines projected against that familiar off-white overcast Miami-summer sky. Being away for school, you only get strobe-light glimpses at how your town is evolving. You begin to feel like a visitor in your old stomping grounds. Coming back, I found myself marveling at mundane things. A city bus took my breath away the other day. I was dumbstruck by the repaving of a popular street in Coral Gables. I got on the train and had to double-take at the electronic advertising space inside the car. Where once there were dingy posters, there are now bright, animated squares of color. These are improvements, but you cant help but feel like they are a bit alien. I had another epiphany standing on a street corner in for the day. I was staring into a large fresh pane of black glass that still crackled at the edges with blue painters tape. There was newness and hustle and bustle all around me. But in that moment, I was struck by my as Miami had in the last 10 months. For every change I could see in the buildings and streets there were just as many in my head and in my heart. When you do go back to your old city, town or municipality of some sort, try not to be unsettled by developments around you. The most important changes are happening within you a place you will always be able to call home. Stephan Chamberlin is a UF political science junior. His column comes out Tuesday and Thursday. TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 www.alligator.org/opinions On Friday, right-wing political commentator Ben Shapiro tweeted, If you wear your pants below your butt, dont bend the brim of your cap, and have an EBT card, 0% chance you will ever be a success in life. That same day, a Twitter user named Racism WatchDog (@RacismDog) tweeted its response: WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF. Its a dog-eat-dog world out there. But if Twitter has a say which it almost always does its a dog-befriend-dog world. WeRateDogs (@dog_rates), a Twitter account that does exactly as it advertises, made a new doggo friend two days later. Proud of you, WeRateDogs tweeted. Racism WatchDog has been active since November 2017, but it rose to a more mainstream audience when it took aim at Shapiro on Friday. Shapiro had 1,535 likes on his tweet by Monday night. Racism WatchDog had 181,303 on its response. All this is to say that when utilized to its full extent, Twitter is not what it started as. At its core, the platform was supposed to be a way for news to transcend social and geographic boundaries. Think Facebooks original mission, but without the obvious drawbacks of your grandmother digitally poking you or Farmville invitations. Maybe there was a time when Twitter was used properly. But if that period existed, its long expired. Gone are the innocent days of Vines from wacky high school kids. Gone are the innocent polls asking innocent questions. Nowadays, its all about the ratio. Getting ratiod, to use the Twitter vernacular, is when a particular tweet is of questionable intent, or content, and racks up exponentially more comments in response as opposed to likes. Its generally seen as a bad tweet that got attention for the wrong reasons. Shapiros tweet was ratiod to about 2,800 comments to its 1,535 likes. Two days later, conservative speaker and convicted felon Dinesh DSouza made a pass at the musical Hamilton, the to the then-British colonies. Though DSouzas remark didnt have the same outcome, the disparity between his tweets arbitrary approval numbers compared to Racism WatchDogs seems like plenty of evidence to decide a clear victor in that non-confrontational confrontation. Hamilton pretends nonwhite immigrants made America..., DSouza tweeted, possibly non-ironically missing the point of the production. It might be a little more ludicrous that Hamilton suggests our Founding Fathers solved their mind that. Theres no way Thomas Jefferson was BLACK! is the tone the tweet strikes, which, yeah, good call, sir. Of course, Racism WatchDog had none of that. WOOF WOOF WOOF, the account responded. As of Monday night, DSouzas tweet had garnered 12,391 likes. Racism WatchDogs had 70,994. spread of disinformation and blatant propaganda has seen to that. So, we propose a new mission statement for the social media app. Make friends with all the dogs in the world. Its simple, environment in which we live: a dog-befriend-dog world.Morgan McMullen EDITOR Bailey LeFever MANAGING EDITOR Sarah Stanley UNIVERSITY EDITOR Baylie Cainas METRO EDITOR Stephan Chamberlinopinions@alligator.orgThe Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to opinions@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7Something happened Feb.17, 2016 in my hometown of Melbourne, Florida. Something I couldnt stop thinking about and still think of from time to time. A couple purchased the winning Powerball jackpot ticket at a Publix that I had been to many times, just a few miles from my house. I was 17 at the time, and all day at school I kept thinking about it. People laughed and marveled in the curiosity, but I took it personally. I felt like God was playing a joke on me. I was sure the whole world, the lottery system and my hometown was set up and rigged against me. It felt like I, alone, was being punished by being three months away from 18 in a town where a $528.7 million lottery ticket was sold. It isnt uncommon for teenagers to feel like the whole world revolves isnt uncommon for teenagers to have identity crises which is what I was having. Just a week earlier, I had been denied admission to multiple colleges and found out I would attend UF with the Innovation Academy in Spring rather than regular Fall. I felt helpless, and a lot of my friends did too. Its not hard to understand why most teenagers are frustrated. They feel like adults but are treated like children. Theyre so close to freedom but entirely scared of it. By the time most people reach 20, they transform from deserving kids into appreciative adults. College can be the catalyst for this change. This development is expected and typical; its part of growing up. The entitlement I felt toward life to give me my dream school or Mega Millions ticket is something a lot of teens feel. Gratitude is what distinguishes an adult from a child. When we arrive at college as atmosphere, and its hard to get internships or to become a club president. This forces us to work harder and truly appreciate the fruits of our labor. Lately, I notice myself trying to burden my parents less and creating opportunity on my own. Taking money from my parents isnt fun anymore its embarrassing. As I contemplate my 20th birthday coming up in a few days, I think this growth is something worth noting. Being a teenager was fun. There was more room for error. Any attention was good attention. We were encouraged to dream big, not practically. But as you move into your twenties, look forward to more recognition and less reprimands. Take advantage of your mental and physical peak to advance yourself professionally. Things arent given to us anymore; we have to get them for ourselves. My teen years are gone, but Im not sad and you shouldnt be either. Layla Soboh is a UF advertising junior. Her column comes out Tuesday.Not winning the lottery taught me about growing up ColumnThere have been a number of reports concerned with Android phones tracking people's locations and in a shopping center. This data is then used for targeted ads -if you are in a hamburger joint, youll probably get ads for diet products. There are potential uses If you have a known drug dealer's number, then you can assume that anyone who stops at the same location is likely to be buying drugs. There are other possibilities to consider. The location changes of a car driver over speed. My own life, however, is moderately boring so you can remove me from the data collection! Dennis FitzgeraldMy father, John Drake, succumbed to Alzheimers disease in 2012. He didnt live to see me become an advocate, but I know he would have been proud. We have a health care tsunami on our hands. Its Alzheimers, which affects 5.7 million Americans and costs our country $277 billion annually. Besides funding a cure, we need to declare Alzheimers a national public health issue. Thats why Im excited about the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimers Act (H.R. 4256/S 2076), which has 95 cosponsors in the House. This bipartisan bill will help establish Alzheimers centers of excellence at leading research institutions and increase early detection and diagnosis. In memory of my father, I ask Rep. Ted Yoho to co-sponsor this vital piece of legislation and lead the way as an Alzheimers Congressional Champion. Barbara DrakeLetters to the EditorI m so OCD is a phrase you can hear when someone is tidying up a mess. Or theres calling someone schizo for being all over the place. However, the use of these phrases are something that should fade out of everyday vocabulary. This past semester, I took the class Abnormal Psychology where I learned about mental illnesses. With May's designation as Mental Health Awareness Month, it is important to have discussions about reducing the stigmas surrounding people with mental health issues. It would never be acceptable for someone to say Im so asthma when theyre feeling out of breath. Mental illnesses are not adjectives; they are nouns of serious diagnoses that are just as real as physical illnesses. Mental health issues include anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder or schizophrenia. As a journalist, the Associated Press Stylebook says not to describe an individual as mentally ill unless it is clearly pertinent to a story and the diagnosis is properly sourced. The stylebook implicitly states not to use words like crazy or insane when describing someone with mental health issues. The standard should be no different for daily conversations with friends. Now, with mass shootings, mental health seems to have taken on further stigma. Just because someone is diagnosed as mentally ill does not mean they are inherently violent. In fact, mentalhealth.gov notes the vast majority of people with mental health problems are no more likely to be violent than anyone else. Mental health diagnoses are common. In fact, the National Alliance on Mental Illness notes one ness from the National Institute of Mental Health. Often, it is people between 18 and 25 who are diagnosed most prevalently, but they are not as likely to seek treatment according to statistics from NIMH obtained from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Women are also more likely to receive a diagnosis because NIMH says men are often less likely to talk about their feelings and get mental health treatment, which seems to indicate further stigma surrounding men and mental illness. There is no shame in needing help or talking about your feelings. On campus, U Matter, We Care and the Counseling & Wellness Center are there for students, raising awareness and providing aid to Gators in need. The Disability Resource Center also provides students with classroom aid if needed after a mental health diagnosis. Everyone can be a part of the change that destigmatizes mental health issues and discussions. Sophie Feinberg is a UF journalism junior. Her column comes out Tuesday and Thursday.Lets destigmatize mental health Column Sophie Feinbergopinions@alligator.org Layla Sobohopinions@alligator.org

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8 ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 Come see Coach Mullen May 24, 2018 7 pm. Holiday Inn (13th & Univ.) Free to members, $25 for guests. Join the Fightin Gator Touchdown Club and receive: d iscounts at local businesses, including food, drinks, and golf; see website for complete list. You will have access to buy football season and away game tickets. www.FGTC.org or www.facebook. com/FightinGatorTouchdownClub or @FGTCgators The FGTC has c ontributed over $400,000 to an endowment for athletic scholarships. We have monthly guest speakers Jan-July, and weekly mid-Aug to mid-Nov Also, come out for our Fishing tournament, June 23rd, at the Plantation on Crystal River. Welcome Back EditionFall 2018Advertise in theRUN DATE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 FINAL DEADLINE FRIDAY, AUGUST 10Save 5% on your advertisement Contact your sales rep today and let incoming students know youre ready for business in the Welcome Back Edition!CALL TODAY 352.376.4482advertising@alligator.org Cade Musuem opening features hands-on exhibits The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention opened to the public on Saturday. The museum encourages learners of all ages to meet an inventor, think like an inventor and be an inventor. The grand-opening event featured interactive activities in the museums Creativity and Fab Labs as well as the unveiling of two completed exhibits. Tim Belz, 68, runs the Cade Museum printing press on Saturday. Originally from St. Louis, he came to the museums opening to demonstrate how the press operates. A drawing by the Cade Museums resident artist, which is a robot called Botsy. The machine was out-of-service on opening day. Steven Clemmer, 23, and Kyle Rubin, 20, demonstrate how to make slime on Saturday afternoon at the Cade Museums grand opening event. The museums Creativity Lab Photos by Marcelo Rondon Alligator Staff

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 Photos by Davio Rodriguez Alligator StaffLeft: 53-year-old grandmother Carla Price (right) and 25-yearold mother Nekosha Jones (left) watch their children play in Poe Springs Park during the reopening of the park on Friday morning. Below: Excessive algae grows on the riverbed of Poe Springs Park after being left undisturbed since September reopened to the public on Friday morning following damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

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10 ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 GUIDE TO DINING OUT BREAKFASTBagels & NoodlesServing breakfast and fresh bagels 6:30 am 3:00 pm. Serving Vietnamese cuisine Pho noodle soup and more. 11 am 9 pm. 1222 W. University Ave. ITALIANManuels Vintage RoomThis family owned restaurant is perfect for dinner any day of the week. Come in and check out one of the best wine lists in town. Ask questions and learn while you wait for the chef to put out nothing but goodness from the kitchen using fresh, simple, and local ingredients. Ask about our Monday Wine Dinners and private parties for lunch or dinner. Open Tues-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm. 6 South Main St. (352) 375-7372 ORGANICDaily GreenFresh, unique, organic, food! Soups, salads, homemade sweets, juices and smoothies. Vegan/gluten free options. Like us on Facebook. 436 SE 2nd St. w-sat 11-7, sun brunch 10-3 dailygreendowntown.orgSOUTHERNThe Yearling RestaurantSince 1952 Gators have been coming to The Yearling Restaurant. If your parents, grandparents, or greatgrandparents went to UF they most likely ate here. We serve gator, frog legs, duck, quail + venison + a wide variety of seafood + steaks. Top it off with our famous sour orange pie. Now that is a meal any FL Gator can enjoy. So come on out to the creek + take a step back in time. Only here can you see the legendary bluesman Willie The Real Deal Green, playing nightly.Contact Alligator Advertising to feature your business here 352-376-4482 DINING ORGANIC COFFEEMaudes Classic CafeServing locally roasted coffee and a wide array of desserts and treats made daily. Bring your own cup for a buck off! Free Wireless, lot parking. Indoor and Outdoor seating. Next to the Hippodrome. 336-9649 Introducing the Side Car Our Gourmet operations has expanded to include a swanky next door bar! Rotating taps, excellent wine selection. Open LateWORLDCivilizationRide the rail trail to its Northern end and discover lots of vegetarian dishes, espresso drinks, housemade desserts, craft beer and sustainable wine. Dine inside the historic Gulf Oil building or outside under the modern portico. 1511 NW 2nd Street. Open for lunch 11-2, Tues-Fri & for dinner 5:30-9 Tues-Sat. welcometocivilization.com By Gillian SweeneyAlligator Staff WriterUF Student Body President Ian Green can often be seen sporting a suit, but now graduates in his hometown get to do the same. Green announced via Facebook on Thursday he spent part of his presidential salary on suits for three recent high school graduates in his hometown of Marietta, Georgia. Green has spent more than $200 on suits and plans to continue, he said. Suit recipients belonged to Sons of Zion, a program Green and his father created at their church, he said. The program helps young black men lackI felt that I could have a greater impact on giving back to my community the community that has helped to shape me to the individual that I am today, Green said. The last Student Government executives to donate their salaries were on the 2015 team, according to Alligator archives. The presidents salary is $10,361.26, in an email. Greens salary comes from student activity fees. Sen. Branden Pearson (Independent, Lakeside) said the salary has been supported by students. I think that if the Student Body ofto give back, Id really encourage them to do that, Pearson said. @gilliangsweeney gsweeney@alligator.org SG Pres. to donate salary By Jessica CurbeloAlligator Staff WriterFlorida Highway Patrol arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly collided with another car in the car. Jeffery Holland, 58, was driving a gold-colored Saturn when the incident occurred on State Road 26 and Northeast 47th Street, according to the arrest report. At about 12:15 p.m., the front of the Saturn collided with the rear end of a gray Dodge Ram pickup truck. According to the report, a passerby got a video on her phone that showed a man wearing a green athletic jersey and light brown shorts exit from the drivers door of the Saturn. A brown dog then exited out of the window from the same side. On the video, the suspect was noticeably ter. Deputies from Alachua County Sheriffs While searching the Saturn, a 12-pack of Natural Ice beer was found on the passenger the smell of alcohol. According to the report, Holland was unable to perform roadside exercises and refused to give a breath sample. The paired by alcohol, drugs or both. Hollands bond is currently set for $20,000. There has been no update on the location of the dog. @jesscurbelo jcurbelo@alligator.org Holland

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. $450/mo fully furnished 1/1 within a 5/5.5 available May-July within The Retreat Included utilities & Wi-Fi Large pool, beach volleyball, and weight room 770-827-4452 6-5-7-3 4 RoommatesIVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 5 Real Estate Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 8-13-25-5 6 Furnishings Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BEDS Brand Name, Brand NEW Pillowtop Mattress & Box Set: Twins $89, Fulls $100, Queens $120, Kings $200. Can Deliver 352377-9846. Gainesville Discount Furniture. 2-6-111-6 Friends dont let friends drive drunk. Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. 8 ElectronicsPlace an ad to sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND 9 BicyclesIn the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds 10 For Sale UF Surplus On-Line Auctionsare underwaybikes, computers, furniture, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: SURPLUS.UFL.EDU 392-0370 8-13-18-25-10 Goats for Sale & Lease Horse Boarding 7 miles to UFCharlie 352-278-1925 8-13-25-10 MARGIE'S SECOND THOUGHT 2210 NE 55th Blvd, Gville. 386-972-2556 10 am 6 pm, 7 days a week Baby supplies & toys Appliances Furniture Clothes Linens Rugs, Etc. 6-5-18-5-10 11 Motorcycles/ Mopeds Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in.SAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!" For Sale: Kymco Like 200i Scooter.Just broken in and serviced. Transferable warantee, windshield and cover. $1500. Don 352-328-0764 5-29-18-5-11Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 12 Autos Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds We Buy Junk & Used Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only KT 352-281-9980 sunnyman352@gmail.com 8-13-25-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECKS! IN HOUSE FINANCING! 352-338-1999 8-13-25-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE1 NO EMPLOYMENT CHECK! 352-375-9090 8-13-25-12 SUNRISE AUTO RENTALS NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED! MUST BE 21 CARS STARTING AT $39 DAILY! 352-375-9090 8-13-25-12 00 PONTIAC GRAND AM $999 04 DODGE NEON $999 04 KIA OPTIMA $999 98 MERCURY MYSTIQUE $999 352-338-1999 8-13-25-12 Designated drivers are the greatest 97 HONDA ACCORD $1499 04 NISSAN SENTRA $1499 04 VOLKSWAGON BEETLE $1499 04 NISSAN XTERRA $1999 352-338-1999 8-13-25-12 97 DODGE DAKOTA $1999 02 CHEVY BLAZER $1999 04 SATURN VUE $1999 06 SUZUKI FORENZA $1999 352-338-1999 8-13-25-12CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS Running or Not Any Condition352-771-6191 8-13-18-24-12 13 Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter located in downtown Gainesville. Our mission is to empower families with children to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency by providing case management, housing, food, training and educational resources in a secure environment. If interested in volunteering please contact the volunteer coordinator at 352-3789079 ext 317 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com St Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to provide meals to the homeless and the hungry. To make a donation by mail, please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville Fl 32604 or our website atStfrancishousegnv.org 1 For Rentfurnished SS & VA ARE WELCOME!$410/BedRoom No Deposit! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 8-13-25-1 2 male Grad students seek a male roommate who is clean & studious. Windsor Park 3/3, own bed/bath, on bus stop close to UF. Pool, hot tub, tennis, gym $425/mo + 1/3 util. Joshua 407-342-0617 5-29-18-11-1Remember to tell them... "I found it in The Alligator!" 2 For Rentunfurnished Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! 1BR APT $445/moSmall pet ok. 352-372-1201 or 352-213-3901 8-13-18-25-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-5-18-111-2 House across from Law house available August 2018! 4/2 full bath renovated, granite counter tops, parking, WD, lawn care and sunroom for studying! Walk to class! $2250 352-317-6353 5-22-18-5-2 DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA 7 BLKS TO UFW/D, front & back porches. $840/mo + utils. Call 352-871-6413 5-24 18-4-2Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & Found All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimination in employment (barring legal exceptions) because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, familial status, age, or any other covered status. This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through the type of advertising that newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person: Cash, Check, MC, Discover, AMEX or Visa 2700 SW 13th St. M-F, 8am 4pm By Fax: (352) 376-4556 By Mail: P.O. Box 14257 G-ville 32604 Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. Credit cards or checks only. By Phone: (352) 373-FIND Payment by major credit card ONLY. M-F, 8am 4pm When Will Your Ad Run? Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND with any corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Changes must be made BEFORE NOON for the next days paper. There will be a $2.00 charge for minor changes. 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12 ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested.CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS Running or Not Any Condition352-771-6191 8-13-18-24-13 14 Help Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted.Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 8-13-18-25-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $3.00 per day. Call us at 373-FIND.Want to be a CNA? Dont want to wait? Express Training Services now offers a CNA class which can be completed in one weekend. Perfect for busy college students. www. expresstrainingservices.com/ww 8-13-1825-15 16 Health Services HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Need CPR Training?(352) 727-4733 www.GatorCPR.com CNA Prep Classes from GatorCNA.com 7-3-17-108-16 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted.Low cost painless laser hair removal. VIP Health & Laser 12 blocks from UF. Free consult limited spots. 800-410-1678, viphealthandlaser.com 5-22-1-16 HIRING home/office/apartment cleaners(mf and every other sat). Day and night shifts available. Must own a car. weekly pay $8.50/ hr. if interested please call 352-214-0868 6-19-18-14-14 Don't forget to tell them:"I found it in The Alligator!" HELP WANTED PART TIME Students Only Yard Work/Odd Jobs & Errands Starts at $13.00 per hour. Contact: fairoaks1879@aol.com 5-24-184-14 Established studio seeking applicant with exp teaching kids martial arts. Looking to start ASAP. Email cory.schafer@iskaworld hq.com to apply. PT $10-14/hr 5-24-18-414 The Floor Store at Thornebrook is looking for sales staff part time up to 25HRSPay $10 to $15 / HR Apply in Person.5-22-3-14 Legal Assistant position in Gainesville, FL. Part-time. Travel Required. Salary DOE. EOE. Send cover letter and resume/references to jobs@trls.org. 6-12-18-9-14 See www.thornebrookchocolates.com for job description/details. E-mail resume and day/ year-round availability to info@thornebrook chocolates.com. 6-19-18-10-14 Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) currently has an opening for a Temporary Part-Time Energy Analyst to work for the Energy and Business Services Division. AA/DFWP/EOE/ VP Visit our website to apply: https://www. governmentjobs.com/careers/gainesville 5-24-18-2-14 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 ALLIGATOR 13 DRUG PROBLEM?WE CAN HELP! 24 HOURS 7 DAYSCALL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS1-866352-5323 352-376-8008 www.uncoastna.org pr@uncoastna.org 18 Personals HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIED ADSGET THE JOB DONE!REACH MORE THAN 50,000 READERS EACH PUBLICATION DAYWant to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love 20 Events/NoticesIS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! 21 Entertainment Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET Vintage & Unique Like EBay in 3DSat & Sun www.WaldoFlea.com 12-5-111-21Bring VR to your party!Rent Oculus Rift/PC & SteamVR games. Drop at your location Fri, pick up Mon, $250+dep. Call/txt (904) 701-8680. 5-3118-7-21 22 TicketsBUYING OR SELLING TICKETS? Place your ad here and get results!Visit: alligator.org/classifieds Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad in the classifieds to find trip arrangements or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373FIND 24 Pets Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Because Cats Don't Understand AbstinenceOPERATION CATNIPSpaying/Neutering Free-Roaming Cats Borrow a Trap / Make a Clinic Reservation Make a Donation / Volunteer New Expanded HoursLots of NEW info athttp://ocgainesville.org/Don't forget to tell them: "I found it in The Alligator!" 25 Lost & FoundFinders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. 1 Far from homogeneous 8 Fight back 14 Threatening 15 Red hot chili pepper 16 Bed buyers concern 17 Still on the plate 18 Suffix for Gator 19 Like cactusfriendly climates 20 __ making a list ... 21 Family guy 23 Oliver Twist criminal 25 Sommersby star Richard 26 Deeply absorbed 27 Clickable pic 28 Skippy rival 29 Roadies load 30 San Antonio Spurs coach Popovich 31 Worth having 34 With 36-Across, mass-produced ... and what each of four black squares in this puzzle is? 36 See 34-Across 37 Spun tales 38 Arm bone-related 41 News letters 42 Trike rider 43 Having no slack 44 Soft French wheel 45 Bump up against 47 Coastal flock 48 Blues-rocker Chris 49 Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries 50 Two in a row? 51 Prompt on stage 53 Massage technique meaning finger pressure in Japanese 55 Stocking attachments 59 Rodeo ropes 60 Massachusetts site of Phillips Academy 61 This one or that one 62 Dangerous wave 1 Bashful pal 2 Texters If you ask me 3 Vigors partner 4 Terrible French kid 5 Crucifix 6 Foolproof 7 Guinness suffix 8 Carted off to jail 9 Looked at closely 10 The __ is calm tonight: Dover Beach opening 11 Coming up 12 Show contempt 13 Present perfect, for one 15 Saving ones bacon? 19 Really excited 21 Polynesian nation 22 One who strikes while the iron is hot 24 Top pitcher 25 Birthday present 26 Risqu 28 Soup du __ 30 Essence 32 Vintage hue on a photo app 33 Scary-sounding lake 35 Nautical speed unit 36 Cross-sectional X-rays 38 Development site 39 Metallica drummer Ulrich 40 Woman with a habit? 44 Nantes native 45 Fliers window alternative 46 Iranian faith 47 Stun gun brand 50 Winnebago relative 52 Pakistans national language 54 Mt. St. Helens output 55 Mobsters piece 56 Fast 2 Furious actress Mendes 57 Sleep acronym 58 Indian title rfntbr rfnntb ttEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis 1 IMDb listing 5 Sylvester and others 9 Biblical voyager 13 Put out in the open 14 Predecessors of much email: Abbr. 15 Pasta tubes 16 Shakespeares riverside haunt? 18 Spanish wine region 19 On fire 20 Irresistible desire 21 Plead to be given 22 Overjoys 24 Snow-day play? 26 Need to return the favor to 27 Decks 28 Fake 31 Ambitious sort 32 H.S. course 35 Essential pig? 38 Biblical voyage serving that probably upset some passengers? 40 Corks place: Abbr. 41 Theres no choice for me 43 Takes responsibility for 44 Shut 45 Tack on 47 Poor wig maintenance? 50 Nap 54 Kind of family 55 Worlds most cultivated avocado, named for its developer 57 Roleo surface 58 Goes down 59 Sadness ... or, read another way, what five puzzle answers have in common 61 Steps over a fence 62 Line 32 items on 1040 forms 63 Not working 64 Ah, right 65 Cousteaus milieux 66 Not as much 1 Internet provider 2 Help 3 In a way, in a way 4 __-faced 5 Sentence component 6 Off-road rec equipment 7 Lenin frenemy 8 Nine-digit ID 9 Horseplay outbursts? 10 Switch words 11 Pear variety 12 Basketball Hall of Fame announcer Chick 15 Treat before washing 17 Went really fast 21 Sellers need 23 Sepulcher 25 Wash against gently 28 __ patrol 29 QE2 designation 30 Word of assent 31 Bridge support 32 Finalize, with up 33 Cylindrical container 34 Word often improperly punctuated 36 Kind of paint 37 Pep Le Pews pursuit 39 Fashion 42 Wait a minute! 44 Barnyard sound 45 Gauge 46 Pancake, for one 47 Martini partner 48 Apartments or condos 49 Friend Like Me singer in Aladdin 51 Arrive at a base, maybe 52 Trade things 53 Keats The Eve of St. __ 56 Open slightly 59 Badly lit 60 Shop __ you drop rfntb rffnt nbnEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis 1. When was the last time before 2017 that the Philadelphia Phillies hit three consecutive homers in a game? 2. Name the last major-league player before Colorados Charlie Blackmon in 2017 to lead off two consecutive games with a triple. 3. Before 2016, when was the last time the Oakland Raiders had a winning record for an NFL season? 4. When was the last time a mens college basketball team west of the Mississippi won the NCAA Tournament? 5. Name three of the four NHL players to have scored 600 or more career goals in fewer than 1,000 games. 6. Who are the only three drivers to have won a NASCAR Cup championship at age 43 or older? 7. In 2017, Venus Williams became the oldest finalist (37) at the year-end WTA Finals. Who had been the oldest? Answers 1. It was 2008, when Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell did it. 2. Miamis Jose Reyes, in 2012. 3. It was 2002. 4. Kansas, in 2008. 5. Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Brett Hull and Alex Ovechkin. 6. Bobby Allison (age 45 in 1983), Dale Earnhardt (43 in 1994) and Lee Petty (45 in 1959). 7. Martina Navratilova was 36 when she reached the championship of the WTA Finals in 1992. 2018 King Features Syndicate, Inc. May 21, 2018 King Features Weekly Service 16 Health Services 19 Connections 23 Rides DONT TEXT & DRIVE.Eyes Up. Phone Off.

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The UF baseball team had four players on the All-SEC First Team announced Monday. Third baseman Jonathan India won SEC Player of the Year. Gators men's tennis to play at Individual ChampionshipsOliver Crawford, Alfredo Perez and Johannes Ingildsen will represnt Florida at the NCAA Individual Championships beginning on May 23. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at www.alligator.org/sportsTUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 www.alligator.org/sportsLACROSSEBy Tyler NettunoSports Writer The Gators lacrosse season came to an end Saturday afternoon when they were defeated by James Madison 11-8 in the NCAA QuarThe team won 17 games, tied for the third-best since the programs inception in 2010, and tied for the second-best since UF joined the Big The Gators captured their They have won every Big East tournament since they joined the conconference victories is still active, and it won an NCAA Tournament Florida entered the season with high expectations, as the team was preseason to defend its conference UF started the season with a vicrado team in its season opener, 16The Gators played the Terrapins tougher than they had in previous matchups, and despite losing the game 16-14, the team showed it could compete with the best in the That was put to the test in the following game against Loyola on by two goals with under three minutes left in the game, but late goals rising star sophomore Madisyn KitSenior Shayna Pirreca saved the day, scoring an early goal in the performances from the senior aters in the history of the program to second on the team in scoring with past two seasons, she had a scorFlorida earned two wins against reca led the way in that game, scorTen days later, the team decome-from-behind victory didnt -SEASON RECAP: A rundown of UF's historic 2018 campaignSEE LACROSSE, PAGE 16Alligator File Photo leader (209) and with junior attacker Lindsey Ronbeck for 2018 team lead (81). WOMEN'S GOLFBy Chris OBrienSports Writer The Gators saw their season end on Sunday at the NCAA Championships in StillwaThe team had a season full of high and low points but ultimately should consider its 2017-18 year successful based on its relative The year in highlights: Ocean Course Invitational Elin Esborn came out swinging in Kiawah ida career, the redshirt freshman scorched teams and their consistency showed, with The Landfall Tradition The cold in Wilmington, North Carolina, got to Florida as it hit a low point with the and struggled to get anything going in their This is part of our journey and an imporFloridas spring would prove to be much Florida Challenge the Florida Challenge in Lecanto, Florida, in won the individual event while helping UF Allstate Sugar Bowl With a 7 under, she ran away from the 9 over scorched the second-place USC TroSunTrust Gator Invitational The Gators enjoyed playing on their home course in March as they sprinted away with a win and a new record in the SunTrust in the events 46-year history, blowing away Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic A month later, the team fell apart in A look back at the Gators' up and down year on the linksSEE GOLF, PAGE 16

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15SOFTBALLBy Mark StineSports WriterThe Florida Way. Its the phrase UF softball senior Aleshia Ocasio used to describe her teams play in its SEC Tournament Championship victory over South Carolina on May 12. Tough pitching, stingy defense and patient plate appearances highlighted the Gators performance against the Gamecocks, and they displayed the same pillars of play in this weekends NCAA Gainesville Regional against opponents Bethune-Cookman and Ohio State. Pitching Florida threw two no-hitters while hosting regional play. Junior Kelly Barnhill and Ocasio combined to pitch a no-hitter against the Wildcats on Friday, while the senior held the Buckeyes hitless for seven innings in best stuff, junior Amanda Lorenz said. When you see the ball you know somethings working good. The upperclassmen united to pitch all of UFs 19 innings, picking up 36 strikeouts and allowing only six walks. Barnhill gave up the only earned run of the tournament a solo home run by senior Ashley Goodwin in Floridas Saturday. As a staff, the Gators posted an ERA of 0.36 in the three games. Defense Defensive sharpness on the clay complimented Ocasios brilliant no-hit performance. The UF behind its senior pitcher, who forced 10 ground outs in Sundays game. Third baseman Nicole DeWitt and shortstop Sophia Reynoso each picked up four assisted outs. Second baseman Hannah Adams made a spectacular play readjusting to a ball that ricocheted off Ocasios glove for her only assist of the game but was outdone by Reynoso. In the bottom of the a ball knocked up the middle by the mitt of Ocasio, scooped it up for the out. DeWitt, Reynoso and Adams have a combined eight errors on the season. Florida ranks second age (0.984), behind only the reigning national champions, Oklahoma (0.988). Plate Discipline The Gators were a walk-generating machine last weekend. They drew 34 bases on balls over the three-game stint and set a single-game season-high with 15 on Saturday. They were also hit by seven pitches in regional play. Despite only batting 0.229 with runners on-base and 0.243 with runners in scoring position, Florida manufactured 22 runs. Eleven UF batters reached base via walk or hit-by-pitch and came around to score in the Gainesville Regional. The stats dont matter, Lorenz said. Thats why I love postseason. It doesnt matter how it happens. All that matters is the outcome. @mstinejr mstine@alligator.orgCheck out ESPNs website when you have a moment. I want to show you something. First, click the link to the NBA homepage. The top of your screen now has a long row of tabs that lead to different facets of NBA coverage: scores, schedule, standings and stats, to name a few. homepage. NCAAM has its own link separate from the NBA tab but is structured the same as its professional counterpart. Heres where it gets interesting. When you browse the list of sports homepages from the ESPN.com homepage, youll see that the WNBA and womens college basketball, like the men, have their own, separate links. But dont be fooled. If you click on WNBA, you get the same list of sub-links: scores, schedule, standings and stats. And, as it turns out, a link to the womens college basketball homepage, represented as NCAAW and More, with the More consisting of: scores, schedules, standings and stats, to name a few. In the top left corner, you realize what youre looking at is the overarching Womens Basketball homepage because female athletes arent as important as male athletes, right? In sum, ESPN.com divides its basketball coverage like this: NBA, NCAAM, and Womens Basketball. Warning guys, Im pulling the S-word out. Thats sexist! Why are mens college basketball and the NBA on their own tabs, but womens college basketball and the WNBA are lumped together? This simple action de-legitimizes the WNBA, a league of professionthe respect they deserve. Sure, the NBA is more established, more popular and more a 50-billion-dollar goliath. Youd think its online department would have the resources to make this website issue go away. There are WNBA fans with the same fervor and love for their teams and favorite players as NBA fans, and they would love to see more in-depth coverage from the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports. While commercials of NBA stars introducing some of the worlds best basketball players (yes, professional womens basketball players are very, very good at the sport) and talking about how good they are is a start. Still, there is so much work to do. I apologize if I sound like Im drilling the same point over and over. Its because I continue to fume over a hypocritical society that constantly breaks its promise of equality across the board. Or in this case, equality across the backboard. Andrew Huang is a sports writer. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewJHuang and contact him at ahuang@alligator.org. Gators advance to NCAA Super Regional The Florida WayIm calling out ESPN for disrespecting and underrepresenting the WNBAAlligator File Photo Huang Story Short // Opinion Andrew Huangtwitter: @AndrewJHuang

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16 ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 THURSDAY LADIES NIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT ROOFTOP PARTYAll You Can Drink Wells @ 10pm 12pmDoor @ 9pm $9.99 LUNCH SPECIALS 11 am 4pm WEDNESDAY Cali Steak Wrap THURSDAY Cajun Chicken Pasta $5 Mac N Cheese (Buffalo Chicken or BBQ Pork)$3 Mules (Moscow & Specialty) BAR BINGO @ 7:30pm2-4-1 Tacos (Steak, Chicken, or Red Fish)$2 Premium Wells $2 Glasses of Wine Live DJ 9pm close7pm-12am 7pm-12am1728 West University Avenue WEDNESDAYLADIES NIGHTLADIES NIGHTFree Drinks for Ladies Live DJ 1718 West University Avenue MAC N MULE WEDNESDAYS fense sputtered with the star attacker's absence. The team survived a close call against Vanderbilt in Nashville on March 18, eking out a one-goal victory against the Commodores, followed by a home loss to Towson. It scored a then-season low 11 goals in both games. But Ronbeck's return on March 31 against UConn proved to be the catalyst for UF. The team went on a tear through Big East play, running the table in its regular-season conference schedule for the third-straight season. With the addition of Ronbeck, the Florida scoring attack kept opposing goalkeepers busy, averaging 18.9 goals per game down the stretch. UF demonstrated the immense gap between itself and the rest of its conference, and this was best illustrated in its April 14 game against Marquette. The Golden Eagles entered the game as the only other undefeated team in Big East play. The Gators beat them 18-6. After clinching the regular season title against Denver 1813 on April 21 in the midst of City, Florida turned its attention to the Big East Tournament. UF waltzed past Marquette for the second time, winning by a 19-8 clip this time around. Ronbecks eight goals set a tournament record for goals in a game. The Gators faced Denver again in the conference championship game, but this time in the Dizney Stadium. UF rode hometake the conference trophy back to Gainesville once again. In the NCAA Tournament, demons, defeating Colorado again, 13-9, before eventually falling to James Madison. Looking ahead to 2019, the future of Florida lacrosse appears bright. Though it loses Pirreca and defensive leader Aniya Flanagan, it returns Ronbeck, whose 65 goals was tied for 19th-best in Division I lacrosse. Pirreca the teams third-leading scorer and promising freshman offensive players Grace Defensive starters Cara Trombetta, Sabrina Cristodero and goalie team next year as well. son in the American Athletic Conference in 2019. While 2018 didnt end with the team hoisting the NCAA Championship trophy in Stony Brook, New York, it showed a tenth year with the program, coach Amanda OLeary will look to build on this seasons successes while correcting the problems that landed the team short of its ultimate goal. @TylerNettuno tnettuno@alligator.org LACROSSE, from pg. 14UF has won the last four Big East titles of 12 teams in the Liz Murphey ColBrooks led the team with a score better than 25th and their scores added up quickly to a dismal 34 over. By comparison, tournamentchampion Alabama shot a 15 under. SEC Tournament Perez saved the Gators from elimination in stroke play at the SEC Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama, with a score of even par good enough for a tie for fourth. as the next teammate below her (Brooks with a 9 over), UF would have missed the cut and not made it to match play on a tiebreaker. In match play, UF ran into a very potent Arkansas Razorbacks attack and lost 3-2 in heartbreaking fashion. NCAA Austin Regional In the NCAA Regionals, the top six teams from each region advance to the NCAA Championships. After Day 1, the Gators were in sixth. They picked it up in Day 2, though, moving up into third, a spot they would stay in after Day 3. Esborn and senior Taylor Tomlinson led the team into the Championship, an awesome hurdle to cross for this team, according to Glaser. NCAA Championships Oklahoma, UF was in good shape in a tie for tenth as the top 15 teams at the event advanced to match play. After Day 1, however, it was all downhill. Even though the Gators shot the same score in round two as they did in round one (15 over), they dropped three spots. In round three, UF again shot a 15 over in round three. The lack of adjustments proved to be the kiss of death for Florida as it dropped eight spots and saw its season end. One has to wonder if a lack of experience had an effect in the Gators downfall, as they only had one upperclassman on the entire roster. Still, that fountain of youth is a sign of optimism for Florida as it should be good for years to come with, barring a late transfer, only Tomlinson graduating in the next two years. @THEChrisOB cobrien@alligator.org GOLF, from pg. 14Brooks arrived in January, led Florida with two individual winsChris O'Brien / /Alligator StaffBrooks had a team-low stroke average of 71.78 in addition to winning the Florida Challenge and the Allstate Sugar Bowl.