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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator OPS workers protest at UF Presidents mansionPart-time employees at UF demonstrated against what they say are unfair practices, pg. 8Autobuses, roll outGainesville could have driverless buses as soon as Aug. 20, pg. 8 Former, current and future UF swimmers compete in national competition. Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel among the competitors, pg. 15VOLUME 112 ISSUE 106Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida By Dana Cassidy, Danielle Ivanov and Gillian SweeneyAlligator Staff WritersWhen the panel left and the chairs were folded, a 3-year-old girl danced about the room in her sandals and pink dress. As the little girl bounced around without a care in the world, the music continued to play and her mother continued to worry. Less than an hour before she began dancing, the room at the Gainesville Womans Club echoed with survivors accounts of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Margaret Hamer, a local spokesmom for the group Moms Demand Action, brought her daughter only after the panel The reason she is here today is because I dont want her to be that 16-year-old telling those stories, Hamer said. As a mother, sitting in that crowd, listening to those kids weeping, I dont want my kid to have to be up there. The club hosted more than a dozen young speakers at 5 p.m. Thursday as the March for Our Lives Florida bus tour traveled through Gainesville. The evening was divided into two sections: a series of speeches and stories from children and young adults, then a panel discussion involving the audience and their questions. Vote them out! was the rallying cry of the evening. Every speaker be it 11-year-old Aagneya Singh Banerjee or Robert Schentrup, brother of Parkland victim Carmen Schentrup called out the current Florida representatives for their inaction on gun violence prevention. One day, I will take your job, Banerjee said of Florida representatives, earning a supportive roar from the crowd. Liz Stout, a survivor of the Parkland massacre, delivered a speech detailing the shooting and the struggle of life afterward. I graduated, but today, I have a hole in my heart that my senior year had been ruined by a mindless and unstable murdererer, Stout said. Aalayah Eastmond, another Parkland survivor, read a poem she wrote about the shooting. A few lines were: Truth is, I hid underneath his dead body. Truth is, I wish I didnt. Truth is, nobody deserves Road to Change tour talks gun violence, voting in Gainesville The Associated PressLincoln Brower dedicated his life to studying monarch butterpg. 5 SEE R2C, PAGE 4 Avery Augspurg, 11, holds a sign that pleads for safety in his school during a protest outside of Rep. Change Tour that stopped in Gainesville on Thursday.

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Todays WeatherVOLUME 112 ISSUE 106 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 89 2 ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 CORRECTION: The Alligator ran a story titled "'Road to Change' brings gun debate, voter awareness to Gainesville" on Tuesday, July 24. In it, Robert Schentrup is identified as the father of a Parkland shooting victim. Schentrup is the brother of the victim. The Alligator apologizes for this error. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 106NEWSROOM Editor Engagement Managing Editor University Editor Metro Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Editorial Board Photo Editor the Avenue Editor Copy Desk Chief Copy Editors DISPLAY ADVERTISING Advertising Director Intern Coordinator Sales Representatives Ruben RieraCLASSIFIED 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 WHATS HAPPENING?The UF Campus Teaching Observatory hosts a free view of Mars Mars will reach the closest distance from Earth on Tuesday. At the minimum distance of 0.38 astronomical units (57 million kilometers), the planet will shine as a reddish bright object low in the sky to the southeast, easily visible with the naked eye in the constellation of Capricornus. Weather permitting, the UF Campus Teaching Observatory is planning to have a special public session Friday between 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to view Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and other objects. Several telescopes will be setup including the historic 8-inch Alvan Clark refractor. The view through a telescope will reveal its disk (24.3 arc seconds diameter) and some surface features. For more information visit the Public Night webpage at astro. ufl.edu/public/aug.html. This is a free public event courtesy of the UF Department of Astronomy. Immigrants of Gainesville exhibit Photographer Renee Hoffinger will talk about photos and stories in her Immigrants of Gainesville exhibit at a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Mennonite Church located at 1236 NW 18th Ave. The exhibit is co-sponsored by Welcoming Gainesville and will continue through November. GFR opens its newest fire station Fire Station 1, located at 525 S. Main St., is across Southwest Fifth Avenue from its previous home. The station is now operational, but Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR) will host an official open house and dedication ceremony Aug. 11 at 8:30 a.m. and invites the community to attend and tour the station. The new fire station houses 12 firefighters and four emergency response units, including a chief officer, and it is the citys busiest station. GFR operates nine fire stations throughout the city, with 179 personnel and had more than 24,000 responses last year. The facility has updated computer dispatching and station alerting equipment. There is room for two additional vehicles and for more firefighters to be added during the stations expected 50-year lifespan. The station was designed to meet the most stringent of environmental standards, including electric vehicle charging, and it is expected to be awarded its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation later in the year. The two-story concrete block and steel building is more than 22,000 square feet, with most of this space given to apparatus bays designed to house existing fire response units and rapid opening doors to improve response times. The interior spaces include a community and training room, dormitories, full kitchen and offices. Please send direct media inquiries to Chip Skinner, assistant public information officer, at 352-393-7842 or skinnerc@ cityofgainesville.org. Foundations Academy The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is pleased to offer another year of Foundations Academy. The after-school program takes place from Aug. 20 through May 31 and is available at four locations: Albert Ray Massey Recreation Center, Eastside Community Center, Clarence R. Kelly Community Center and Porters Community Center. PRCA has adopted the Florida Recreation and Park Association initiatives for programming to include education, health, economic development, environmental sustainability and community building. Participants will be involved in various recreational and educational activities such as tutoring, tennis, art and crafts, basketball, board games, bowling, volunteerism, citizenship and more. The fees for Foundations Academy are $18.50 per week for city residents and $27.50 per week for those living outside of the city limits. The after-school enrichment program is available Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Scholarships are available at all locations. For additional program information, please contact Mary Harker, program coordinator, at 352-393-8438 or harkermm@ cityofgainesville.org.AP NEWS AROUND THE STATEFlorida Tri-Rail commuter train strikes, kills man A commuter Tri-Rail train in Florida has struck and killed a man. Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold tells news outlets that the trespasser was fatally struck Sunday afternoon by a southbound train in northeast MiamiDade. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not released his name. There were more than 100 passengers on board the train at the time of the crash. Arnold says none of the passengers reported any injuries. A bus shuttled riders between the Golden Glades Interchange and Hollywood stations following the crash. Miami-Dade Police are investigating the crash. Senators ask feds to probe company running Florida tolls Sen. Bill Nelson is asking for a federal investigation into a company that manages the Sunpass toll system in Florida, accusing the company of mismanagement. Nelson and Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan on Monday requested the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Conduent State & Local Solutions. State transportation officials in Florida blame the company for an upgrade to the system that resulted in delayed and inaccurate charges. Sunpass suspended posting charges in June for what was supposed to be a week during the upgrade, but charges didnt resume posting until a month later. Florida officials recently suspended paying the company until the problems are resolved. The request from the senators says the company has burdened consumers with onerous toll charges.

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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 Alex Wind, 17, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the project Lauren Cohen, 14, leads protesters in chants advocating for votes against gun violence. Kirsten McConnell, 17, leads the crowd in chants such as Votes beat Money and School zones not war zones. Road to Change leads demonstrators against gun violencePhoto Story by Chris Day

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Davio Rodriguez / Alligator Staff Madison Gore, an 18-year-old UF political science freshman, hangs with friends by her protest sign outside the Gainesville Womans Club. Roughly a dozen registered to vote to die under gun violence. Truth is, I almost died under gun violence. Truth is, America is gun violence. The panel outlined just how it member and president of the UF Never Again group, said voting was the only way. According to the panel, only dents to increase that number by saying youth have the power to change the world. About a dozen people became newly registered voters after the speaking event, said Tom Bergan, a member of the Road to Change team. He said the Florida tour has registered more than Earlier that day, voters and protesters alike rallied outside the Sen. Keith Perry and state Rep. simultaneously. The three congressmen being protested by the March for Our Lives movement are all RepubliPerry received an A rating from Prior to the event, Perry said he wasnt sure why they were only protesting Republicans. We elect people to go up and represent (the people) in Congress, so engagement in a civil manner is critically important, said Perry. gathered outside the building all ages carried signs that read the GOP. UF freshman, March for Our Lives activist and Stoneman Douglas alumnus Kevin Trejos said he has spoken to many congressmen since the attack at his school. Im here because I want Ted come a constituent in less than a month, that I do not support his policies, and I will gladly vote him out, Trejos said. The protest continued on for Student leader for March for Our Lives Jovanna Liuzzo said Chuck Clemons met with her and another student leader, Ryan Servaitis, before leaving through the back door. Liuzzo said Clemons was originally supportive of the student protesters attending. She lutions to gun violence nationally and locally. Im grateful that I got the chance to speak with him, but he cant have words that are misleading, Liuzzo said. He (told us) that he wants to hear student voices and that he encourages my presentation, while contradicting that and (leaving) right after. Liuzzo said she has not heard from Clemons since then. Despite the silence from leaders, Trejos said he will keep participating in marches like Thursdays until change is made. I will be protesting now. I will said. I will be protesting as long as our politicians dont represent us and our values.R2C, from pg. 1Davio Rodriguez / Alligator Staff Gainesville Womans Club during the March For Our Lives panel. Davio Rodriguez / Alligator Staff March For Our Lives Road to Change.Davio Rodriguez / Alligator Staff

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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 unpaid bar tabBy Jessica CurbeloAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Police arrested a 19-year-old UF student early Saturday for allegedly running out on an expensive bar tab. After racking up a bill that reportedly amounted to $367.06, Finnegan Davis attempted to pay his tab at Fat Daddys bar, located at 1702 W. University Ave., around 1:30 a.m. The general manager tried to charge the students Visa card, but it declined. The manager reportedly called over one of the bars security guards, who attempted to keep Davis at Fat Daddys while law enforcement was called. The security guard had turned away from Davis when he heard a Davis allegedly ran from Fat Daddys and across West University Avenue to UFs campus, leaving his card at the bar. A University from the bar, detained him near Library West. The manager and security guard from Fat to where Davis was arrested. According to the Davis as the man from the bar. Davis was allegedly drunk when he was arrested. He didnt admit to stealing $367.06 worth of alcoholic drinks or running from the bar, according to the report. to pay his debts and that he would pay them. Davis was taken to Alachua County Jail where he was later released Saturday afternoon, according to jail records. The Alligator reached out to Davis for comment, but he declined. @jesscurbelo jcurbelo@alligator.orgGPD: Man charged with grand theft for Davis BROWER BEGAN STUDYING BUTTERFLIES IN 1957. By Dana CassidyAlligator Staff WriterFormer UF professor emeritus and renowned expert of Brower died July 17 at the age of 86. Browers wife, Linda Fink, passed away at their home in Roseland, Virginia, due to Parkinsons disease. He was always a pretty happy fellow and a life of the party, said Browers son Andrew, a professor of biology at Middle Tennessee State University. Whatever room he came in, everybody liked him and respected him a lot. Brower dedicated his life to studying the monarch butterpatterns and advocating for their protection. He produced throughout his career. He was very humble and enthusiastic, interested in everything, a very gracious gentleman just a wonderful human being, said UF professor emeritus of biology and Browers former colleague Jane Brockman. Brower was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Summit, New Jersey. Andrew Brower said his fagan around the age of 12 or 13. Brower received his bachelors degree in biology from Princeton University in 1953 while earning his Ph.D. in zoology at Yale University in 1957. He went on to teach at Amherst College in Massachusetts from 1958 to 1980 before coming to UF in 1980. Andrew Brower said his fathers favorite part of teaching at UF was being able to educate graduate students. He loved interacting with students who were enthusiastic about natural history like he was, Andrew Brower said. Brockman said Brower was devoted to the education and communication of natural history and chemical ecology, the study of chemistry and biologys interactions in the environment. She said Brower developed an active research program within the department and upgraded the research capabilities of the university. He was a really wonderful addition to our department, Brockman said. One of Browers most notable research projects had to do of miles to the mountains of central Mexico during the wintertime. This was a fascinating dishad never been to Mexico but shared the lineage of ones that had traveled during a previous migration cycle, said Brockman. Browers passion for the monarch sustained throughout his career. Toward the end, he focused on conservation efforts, such as educating and helping local Mexicans in the wintering region in a quest to save the forestry of the butterAndrew Brower adopted his fathers love for the insect, and he also has taken to studying He believes his fathers legacy and efforts will leave science. @danacassidy_ dcassidy@alligator.org THE LANDMARK CASE MAY BE UP FOR DEBATE IN THE SUPREME COURT. By Lauren MackeyAlligator Contributing WriterWith the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for justice of the Supreme Court earlier this month, people are speculating that Roe v. Wade might be overturned. The 1973 court case legalized abortion nationwide. If it were to be overturned, the regulation of abortion would be up to the states. Im really excited for the possibility that Roe v. Wade is overturned I really hope that it actually happens, said Kevin Aponte Lemos, a UF mathematics junior and the pro-life chair of UF Young Americans for Freedom. Lemos opinion is based on his moral convictions from being raised Catholic, he said. My faith is pretty important to me, and I believe in the sanctity of all human life, Lemos said, and I think that from a biological perspective, a fetus is a human, so it should have the same rights that other humans have. However, overturning Roe v. Wade would indirectly lead to the deaths of women and children across the country, said Mariam Mohamed, a UF womens studies senior and the vice president of UF Generation Action. Having an abortion is 10 to 14 times medically safer at any given point in a pregnancy than it is to carry a pregnancy to term, she said. There is no possible good outcome from restricting access to a procedure like this that is so important in this world, she said. College students, especially at UF, need better access to consent education, multiple birth control methods and the morning after pill, Mohamed said. The Gainesville chapter of the National Womens Liberation is currently pushing for a vending machine on campus that students could purchase the morning after pill from, she said. The idea that you can only get Plan B to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and not on games days and just whenever the clinic is open, Mohamed said. Thats not enough.UF students renew interest in Roe v. Wade

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Editorial Column Election prep: Part 3 A look at disability in the 21st centuryOn July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. It recently passed its 28th anniversary, which means its reshaping of societys accommodation, perception and admission of disabled people. However, in the scheme of history and government, thats not a very long time for such immense legislation to be implemented, studied and adjusted for millions of people. Plus, there are still so many issues and elements of confusion. what it was. In 2009, the ADA Amendments Act became effective Jan. 1. This expanded the people who can get necessary care by broadening the meaning of disabled. But still, its very vague and open to interpretation. A new generation is growing up with the idea of inclusion and giving people the aid and accessibility they need from the start. But society is prone to putting people in boxes with labels, which makes them not normal. This can lead to ostracization or discrimination. Because of this, people might work, in school or beyond. uring out how, and if, people get the help they need under the act. Theres not a clear split between what does and does not answer is never clear or guaranteed. But running things on a case-by-case basis leaves uncertainty for those who are applying for help and those interacting with those applying for help. Some people see a wheelchair and automatically associate it with disability. On the other hand, people with invisible illnesses might be attacked for using help they need. Recently, there have been a few news stories about people wrongly being called out for being a normal person using handicappedaccessible parking or varying wheelchair use. ceiving an individualized education plan in school before college due to my medical condition. Decades ago, that may not have happened. Now, I am grappling with my future as an undergraduate student and wondering what my health will allow. With the internet and handheld media, awareness can spread faster than ever. Technology also allows for improvements in accommodations. Despite advancements, I still feel like some ideas are stuck in the past. When advocating for a dispain or expectations that can be met differ each day or even by the hour. This adds an element to needs that I dont think is always considered. Disability isnt just sight, hearing or mobile impairment. It can also be learning disabilities, chronic illness or mental health that change from situation to situation. There is a wide array of personal stories about disability. There are also changing ideas about what a disability is and Advising from medical professionals is a key element in getting help. However, this creates hurdles. In medicine, there are differences in access to and the status of care based on socioeconomic status, location and more. It is up to others to decide if someone is handicapped enough to receive a diagnosis that gets someone the ADA documentation they need. This can create an environment where people are hard on themwithout it. Furthermore, it can be hard to get people in the take years. Media and education can make a huge difference by raising awareness and telling stories about how just listening and making slight adjustments allows for inclusion. It also shows that disability is not one thing. Most importantly, it is certainly not a case where it means people are automatically an inspiration, incapable or less than someone else. I think the main point of handling disabilities in society should be understanding and clarifying. It shouldnt be a timeciety that doesnt always accommodate them and, if they have Sophie Feinberg is a UF journalism junior. Her column comes out Tuesday and Thursday.TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 www.alligator.org/opinions Monday was the last day for Alachua County residents to register in time to vote in the primary elections. However, if youre already registered, the primaries that take place Aug. 28 are your only chance to let candidates know how you feel. In our latest installment of our four-part election preparations, well be looking at candidates for the Alachua County School Board, the Florida attorney general and Alachua County judge for Group 2. Please note these editorials are not an endorsement of any candidate. Alachua County School Board Districts 1, 3 and 5 are all up for grabs this November. Curber 2010 and has served as its vice chair since November 2017. Gainesville Regional Utilities. Both candidates are graduates of UF. One main difference between the two is their opinion on the One Mill tax, a property tax used to fund arts and technology programs as well as guidance counselors. Certain opposed the tax in a 2016 ballot measure with 77 percent of the vote. District 3 has two candidates Judy DeJesus McNeil and April Barefoot Tisher looking to unseat incumbent Gunnar Paulson. Paulson has been the chairman of the board since his election in 2013 and recently voted in favor of allocating nearly District 5 pits newcomer Paul Wolfe against incumbent Rob Hyatt. Hyatt is a retired music educator, having spent 38 years teaching students. Wolfe is running on a platform that includes getting rid of excessive standardized testing in schools. Attorney general A pair of Republicans, a pair of Democrats and an Independent are vying to replace the outgoing Pam Bondi. Ashley Moody and Frank White represent the Republican side of the race. Moody sports an endorsement from Bondi while White has presented support from a handful of Florida House members. The two Democrats squaring off against each other are Sean Shaw and Ryan Torrens. Shaw is currently suing Torrens for accepting an illegal campaign contribution. Shaw, a Levin College of Law graduate, has called for a repeal of the stand your ground law. One of Torrens main focuses is ending predatory lending. The lone Independent on the ballot will be Wellington attorney Jeffrey Siskind. He said he decided to run in an effort to reduce gun violence in the wake of the Parkland shooting. Alachua County judge, Group 2 Four candidates are up for the position Aug. 28: Craig DeThomasis, Meshon Rawls, Darla Whistler and Jon Uman. DeThomasis is a UF alumnus and an adjunct lecturer at the Levin College of Law. Rawls is also a Levin College of Law alumnus and served as a public defender for seven years. Whistler is the third of the Levin College of Law graduates. She has served as a federal prosecutor in Gainesvilles district since 2007. Uman is the only candidate who doesnt hold a law degree from UF. After graduating with his bachelors degree from UF, he went on to study at George Washington University Law School and has been working in state and federal courts since 1988. We at The Alligator urge you to learn more about these and all ing to the polls in August and November. Florida residents can Morgan McMullen EDITOR Bailey LeFever MANAGING EDITOR Sarah Stanley UNIVERSITY EDITOR Baylie Cainas METRO EDITOR Sophie Feinbergopinions@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, JULY 31, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 NEW STUDENT Advertise in theEDITION 2018RUN DATE: August 15th 2018 DEADLINES: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 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 National politics in the U.S. tend to drive people to different ends of the political spectrum. We cant help but be drawn into the cyclone of outrage. It draws in everyone with a connection to TV or Twitter with a siren song the talking heads on cable news essentially say, Dont worry. Dont re-examine your position on immigration. Your instincts are right. Instead, get mad at these other guys. What you may realize is that your associates and loved ones have radically different views. Stick to your position, but know that making a political point isnt worth a ruined friendship. published about how President Donald Trump is ruining peoples relationships. Can social psychologists explain why Trump is ruining my friendship? is seen in the Los Angeles Times. He Likes Trump. She Doesnt. Can This Marriage Be Saved? is seen in The New York Times. Trump presidency is destroying marriages across the country is seen in the New York Daily News. What gives? Is Trump such a force of nature that he can split America in two at the marriage? Yes. Sort of. Trumps election has deeply divided a country that was ripe for division. The political climate is inching back toward the polarization we saw in the 19th century (think battles over womens suffrage, racial strife, the Civil War), according to Christopher Federico, a University of Minnesota professor of psychology and political science. Set sometime between age 18 and 25, a persons political inclinations rarely change over the course of their life. If your marriage or friendship happens to get between your politics pulled in opposite directions chances are it will snap. But thats painting a grim picture of politics and a pessimistic picture of your spouse. While held beliefs, something sciencey-types overcome. If Trump versus former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is killing your marriage, ask yourself this: Do I know the programming schedule of MSNBC by the hour? Do I know the same for Fox? Examine your side of the equation to understand that you may also be to blame for the relationships deterioration, no matter how bad you believe Trump, Clinton or whoever is. Many are looking at their Republican and Democrat friends, husbands and/or wives and evaluating if their relationship is truly worth it. The real question is whether politics are truly worth it. The smile-andwave, baby-kissing hand-shakers will drop the charade and go back to their nice homes with families they love (most of them, anyway). You should, too. Stephan Chamberlin is a UF political science junior. His column comes out Tuesday and Thursday. Marriage in the age of Trump and the 24-hour TV news cycleColumnPop star Demi Lovatos drug overdose has triggered an ongoing debate over whether addiction is a choice or a disease. Clearly, when someone picks are making a choice, but we need to put these situations into context rather than analyze them at face value. Consider how much pain someone must be feeling to push past their own knowledge of the dangers of drugs and use them anyway. Everyone knows how destructive opioids are. We are constantly reminded from a young age. Anyone who has chosen drugs has calculated that the potential damage of the drug does not outweigh the agony they are already experiencing. People make the argument that someone like Lovato who has access to psychiatric professionals and has chosen drugs is suffering from a lack of character rather than mental illness. Mental illness is an allencompassing problem. Lovatos reluctance to get the proper help she needs is a symptom of her health problem rather than a cause. Why would someone who is thinking rationally deliberately put themselves in danger? People who use drugs arent thinking rationally, and its not always their fault. Lovato has been open about her bipolar diagnosis. Supporting people with mental health issues has drastically risen in popularity. Everyone talks about the stigma towards mental illness, but its often those very same people who contribute to the problem. People want to help those with psychiatric issues, but the truth is these illnesses dont present themselves in a socially acceptable way. Mental illness manifests itself in its victim in an ugly way. Because there arent physical symptoms, people have a hard time separating the disease from the personality. But there is a difference. People with mental health issues often feel that they are replaced by an entirely different person when they experience episodes. Once the episode passes, they might not agree with things theyve said while under the attack of their own brain. If you reject people once they start to suffer from their disease, theres no point in advocating against the stigma. You are the stigma. I think the misunderstanding we have toward people with mental illnesses stems from the normalization of it. Youre not depressed because you had one bad day. Youre not bipolar because your mood changed. And you do not have obsessivecompulsive disorder because you like a clean room. Millennials eagerness to participate in a community that they dont actually belong in detracts from those with real problems. The choice to use drugs to self-medicate is being made by a brain with compromised critical thinking. People with addictions are victims of their own bodies. Even if you disagree, placing blame wont help anyone. Layla Soboh is a UF advertising junior. Her column comes out Tuesday and Thursday. Column Stephan Chamberlinopinions@alligator.org Layla Sobohopinions@alligator.org

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8 ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018By Dana CassidyAlligator Staff WriterA deafening applause erupted after Jeremiah Tattersall said UFs permanent preeminence demands permanent employees. Tattersall and around 40 OPS workers, UF students and civilians of OPS workers at the university outside of UF President Kent Fuchs mansion Sunday. Tattersall, lead organizer of the Alachua County Labor Coalition and former UF other personnel services (OPS) worker, said the university treats OPS workers poorly, leave or job security. The university was shut down for four days during Hurricane Irma in 2017. OPS workers did not receive any compensation during this break, but permanent workers did, Tattersall said. UFs reasoning behind not paying OPS employees was that it was illegal due to policy, Tattersall said. However, Alachua County Public Schools temporary workers did receive pay for the mandated off days. Weve been pressuring the University of Florida to reclassify OPS workers as permanent workers, Tattersall said. If we want to stay (as a top 10 university), then we have to have employees that stay (at UF). The protest began at 2 p.m. pulled into the parking lot. Alumni, children and professors also attended the event. More than 10 individuals spoke at the event, each one explaining their reason for protesting. The group also chanted while holding up signs that read We demand $15 & Union Rights. Reagle, who would not share at the Florida Museum of Natural History last week. She said she felt strongly about speaking out because everyone else in her position was too afraid to. The (museum) environment is very toxic. Everyones depressed (and) anxious because they dont know whats going on, Reagle said UF associate professor in the Department of History Paul Ortiz said Fuchs should value the voices of the OPS employees and support them in becoming permanent workers. The services temporary employees provide are essential to the campus community, Ortiz said, and it pains him to see people not being paid adequately. We are all in this together, Ortiz said. Weve got to make sure everyone feels that theyre a member of the Gator Nation, and they dont feel that if theyre treated unfairly. The protest lasted over an hour and concluded with the protesters moving from the grass on the edge of the parking lot to the front gate of the mansion to see if Fuchs would make an appearance. He did not. Tattersall and Ortiz hope the protest will encourage UF to give clear instructions to department heads on what exactly needs to be done to keep employees from being unto succeed in the future, Fuchs and more with the community. If you need someone to work a position for more than a year, or 17 in some cases, then thats not a temporary position, Tattersall said. Make it permanent. @danacassidy_ dcassidy@alligator.orgOPS employees protest against Fuchs, policies Dana Cassidy / Alligator Staff By Vincent McDonaldAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville residents will be able to board a driverless Regional Transit System bus as early as Aug. 20. Until then, a team of UF researchers wants your opinion on it. One might approach you at a crowded bus stop to get it. Researchers from UFs Transportation Institute are visiting busy bus stops, like Rawlings Hall, to distribute QR code-covered slips of paper and spread the word about their new online survey. Launched July 16, the survey collects data on public perception of the self-driving Gainesville Autobus, both before and after people start interacting bus last May, which is part of a pilot program funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. The autobuses will only be driving on a section of Southwest Second Avenue, starting in downtown and turning around at Innovation Square, according to a video by UF Transportation. Only autobuses will be on this route, and it is planned for the route to extend from Depot Park to UF over time. Anh Le, a 21-year-old biochemistry senior, said she knew the autobus was being discussed but wasnt aware it would be operational as soon as August. She said she has mixed feelings about the autobus and that unemployment could be a potential setback of its program. [The autobus] would decrease the manpower you would need, she said, so more people would lose their jobs. Pruthvi Manjunatha, a postdoctoral researcher and project manager of the study, said researchers will analyze the general trend of Gainesville residents opinions and demographic information, like age. Researchers will also look at how public opinion changes after the autobus starts running. Using a theory called the technology acceptance model, the team will investigate what factors positively or negatively affect peoples opinions of the autobus. Once the analysis is complete, the researchers will send the results to the city, he said. We also need to see what doesnt work so that the people who are implementing this project can know what to change, Manjunatha said. Manjunatha said he is excited to see peoples thoughts about the autobus roll in. What happens, especially in the engineering community... were so good with mathematics and models and technology [that] we often forget who we are designing this [for], he said. Its about the public and the people. The survey for autobus opinions is at tinyurl.com/rtsautobus.Researchers seek public opinion on driverless buses Vincent McDonald (left) / UF Transportation and Parking Services (right)

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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 By Dana CassidyAlligator Staff WriterJacob Atem doesnt know when his birthday is. As someone who was born in a place with no hospital in South Sudan, he said every day is his birthday. When he was around six years old, his parents were killed during the Second Sudanese Civil War. He shared his story in a USA Today opinion piece July 22. He was one of 20,000 young boys homes in Sudan. These children, known as lost boys, had to travel more than 1,000 miles before arriving at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Atem earned his Ph.D. in environmental and global health at UF. He is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. better way to serve my people not only in America but in South Sudan, Atem said. (Its) my way to contribute to society. Atem said he wasnt able to focus in school prior to arriving at the refugee camp due to extreme hunger. Additionally, educators there werent properly trained, and 50 students would have to share a single book. These experiences inspired Atem to co-found The Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization in 2008. The goal was to create a clinic and provide health supplies, services and education to those in South Sudan. We take health for granted here in America, Atem said. Im helping the people of South Sudan and the refugees who are already vulnerable to different kinds of diseases. Up to 3,000 patients enter the clinic, which was built in Maar, monthly. The thousands of patients who enter come in to give birth or be treated for malaria, dysentery or sexually transmitted diseases, Atem said. His story has inspired other UF students like junior public relations major and media chair for Students Organize for Syria (SOS) Marya Zaidi. Zaidi, 20, said Atem shared his journey with her and others when he gave a talk to SOS at the university. His story is very inspiring and should be shared with everyone, Zaidi said. His life now emphasizes education and service, and I really look up to that. SOS is an activist group dedicated to raising awareness and support for the refugees in Syria. Zaidi said she believes its important to remain compassionate toward others, and turning our back on refugees goes against the basic values of the American ideology. I personally believe that as a human, it is our duty to help other humans in need, especially those suffering from inhumane, violent acts of war and crime, Zaidi said. It is absolutely important that we stick to (our) freedoms and equality for all. @danacassidy_ dcassidy@alligator.orgLost boy no more: A UF graduates trek from refugee to doctorJEFF GREENES CAMPAIGN STOPPED TO GIVE OUT MORE THAN 100 BACKPACKS. By Gillian SweeneyAlligator Staff WriterSeven-year-old Gabriela wore her new backpack and a Jeff Greene sticker on her shirt as she ran around the picnic tables at Depot Park with her 6-year-old brother Justin. The children had just received free backpacks and stickers from the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Greene. Workers began handing out the backpacks Monday at 5:30 p.m. Carina Hernandez, mother of Gabriela and Justin, said she came to the event to get bags for her four children. All of her children are enrolled in public schools throughout the Gainesville area. I really appreciate them giving out backpacks, I really do, Hernandez said. It helps a lot. More than 100 backpacks were given out, event organizer Katy Burnett said. Greene said it was the campaigns third trip to Gainesville, and the campaign will travel to Tampa next. Its not the place with the most voters, Greene said. If youre trying come here, but you know this is an important, a very important, part of Florida. You know our best university is here. The children walked away with colorful bags to use at school when it starts again in the coming weeks. Its a little, tiny gesture, Greene said. What I really want to do is I want to make a big change, a permanent, big change in Florida for every family. @gilliangsweeney gsweeney@alligator.orgCandidates campaign brings backpacks to Gainesville kidsHILL WAS ONE OF FOUR REPORTEDLY INVOLVED IN A BID TO STEAL BAGS FULL OF CLOTHING. By Jessica CurbeloAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Police arrested four women Sunday night for attempting to steal more than $1,000 worth of clothing from Burlington Coat Factory. Angela Hill, 45, Latoya Smith, 39, Larneshia Perry, 26, and Kenyausha Tobler, 28, reportedly walked into the store at around 7:40 p.m. The women allegedly took large trash bags and hid them before walking into Burlington, located at 2643 NW 13th St. According to the arrest report, they shelves. The women used three tools to take alarms off the clothes. While in the store, they then allegedly hid the full bags in different spots and walked out of the store empty-handed. got scared and hid the clothes. Hill later told clothing and shoes and walk out without paying. Altogether, the clothing they attempted to take from Burlington was worth $1,767.03. More trash bags were found after Hills car was searched. Many of the items inside the bags didnt have price tags, but the clothes that did have tags totaled $3,900. According to the arrest report, Hill told ofSunday and repeated the same thing. She also reportedly said theyve stolen from Burlington in the past. GPD spokesman at Burlington occurred Wednesday. Alachua County Jail records show Hill is the only one currently being held for a charge of grand theft. Her bond is set at $25,000. Perry and Smith were both released Monday afternoon. Tobias said the fourth woman, Tobler, was only issued a sworn complaint because she was pregnant. @jesscurbelo jcurbelo@alligator.orgWoman charged with grand theft Atem Hill

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10 ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JULY 31, 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. ORGANICDaily GreenFresh, unique, organic, food! Soups, and smoothies.Vegan/gluten free options. Like us on Facebook. 436 SE 2nd St. w-sat 11-7, sun brunch 10-3 dailygreendowntown.org ITALIANManuels Vintage Room check out one of the best wine lists in town. the chef to put out nothing but goodness from the kitchen using fresh, simple, and local Dinners and private parties for lunch or dinner. Open Tues-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm. 6 South Main St. (352) 375-7372Contact Alligator Advertising to feature your business here 352-376-4482 DINING ITALIAN COFFEEMaudes Classic Cafe Outdoor seating. Next to the Hippodrome. 336-9649 Rotating taps, excellent wine selection. Open LateWORLDCivilizationRide the rail trail to its Northern end and discover lots of vegetarian dishes, espresso drinks, house-made desserts, craft beer and sustainable wine. Dine inside the historic Gulf Oil building or outside under the modern portico. dinner 5:30-9 Tues-Sat. welcometocivilization.com By Ethan HughesAlligator Contributing WriterIn 2016, the Florida Board of Governors passed legislation requiring public universiand ethics training programs for all employees. quirement, said Gary Wimsett, UFs director The universitys nearly 30,000 employees have until Oct. 15 to complete a new ethics training program called Compliance: A Collaboration for Success. The deadline for universities to meet the requirements is in November, he said. This program, which is overseen by Chief Complirequirement UF had to meet. here has a responsibility to create and maintain a safe learning environment both for faculty and students, he said. The training is on an online system and training is appropriate because laws and regulations change frequently. Without training, or unethical decision. Wimsett said the content of the program is largely based on sections of the Florida Code lishes laws for state employees. The sections are illegal to accept if they are designed to inWe answer to the taxpayers, Orlando said. Were the stewards of their money, and to be mindful of that. We need to remember that, as public employees, we need to be transparent. Wimsett said another goal of the program is to introduce employees to the services and the compliance hotline. The hotline allows employees to report should report all suspected wrongdoing by calling 877-556-5356 or going to the UF Web Its such a big place and so much going on that we really depend upon people letting versity community that we can investigate, he said. He said UFs non-retaliation policy proas revenge for accusations. This will be covered in the training program, which consists of PowerPoint slides with assessment questions at the end, Wimsett said. Some of the slides will include scenarios to help explain complicated concepts. Wimsett said the goal is to improve safety for students and employees. other through the laws, policies and regulations that if were all just a little bit more sensitive to them and a little bit more aware we can go to get problems resolved, he said. That helps create this safe learning environment for everybody. Florida Board of Governors say the remainder of its workers will do so by Wednesday.

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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 4 Roommates IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! ROOMMATE NEEDED for 1/1 in 3/3 New townhouse, 721 NW 10th St. Male preferred. Move in Aug 6th. $650/mo + 1/3 utils. Parking included. Call or text 352-262-2873 or 352-514-0487 7-31-18-11-4 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 UF For Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 8-13-25-5 DROP DEAD GORGEOUS HOME FOR SALE NEAR UF EAST CAMPUS. Perfect for 2 students or married student w/ children. 3/1.5 newly renovated, move in ready. New roof, new kitchen w/ granite counter, new stainless appliances, new luxury vinyl plank ing everywhere except new carpet in BRs, new bath w/ comfort level toilet, new vanity & fixtures. Freshly painted inside & out. AC only three years old. Call Carl 352-446-8559. 8-7-18-7-5 ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIED ADS GET THE JOB DONE! REACH MORE THAN 50,000 READERS EACH PUBLICATION DAY 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. 12-6-111-6 You need the money to do what you will. Rich at Best Jewelry and Loan has the cash for those bills. 523 NW 3rd Ave 352-371-4367 8-13-20-6 7 Computers 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 Electronics Place an ad to sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND 9 Bicycles In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds 10 For Sale UF Surplus On-Line Auctions are 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 UF Charlie 352-278-1925 8-13-25-10 When the heat is on and it's bucks that you need, Best Jewelry and Loan your requests we will heed. 523 NW 3rd Ave 352-371-4367 8-13-2010 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. Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa 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 Don't forget to tell them: "I found it in The Alligator!" SUN CITY AUTO SALES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECKS! IN HOUSE FINANCING! 352-338-1999 8-13-25-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES & RENTALS NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED! MUST BE 21 CARS STARTING AT $39 DAILY! 352-375-9090 8-13-25-12 CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS Running or Not Any Condition 352-771-6191 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 infor mation or arranging meetings or investing money. The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed! VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED to 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 Condition 352-771-6191 8-13-18-24-13 The surf's up at "Pawn Beach" we're all making the scene. If you're in need go see Rich, Best Jewelry and Loan's got the "green". 523 NW 3rd Ave 352-371-4367 8-13-2013 PUT IT IN THE ALLIGATOR! LOCAL TARGETED EFFECTIVE ECONOMICAL Reach over 50,000 readers each publication day. 1 For Rent furnished 3 Subleases 6 Furnishings 10 For Sale 12 Autos SS & VA ARE WELCOME! $410/BedRoom No Deposit! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 8-13-25-1 2 For Rent unfurnished Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! 1BR APT $445/mo Small 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 DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA 7 BLKS TO UF New paint, W/D, front & back porches. Call 352-871-6413 6-14 18-10-2 House for Rent 2392 SW 2nd Ave Directly across from Law School 4BR/2BA DW, W/D hookups, cent A/C heat Only $1,850/month No application fee, most pets ok 352-371-3636 or rentals@efnproperties.com 7-31-18-8-2 SINGLE HOUSE WITH POOL, 2816 W Univ. Ave. 4BR/3BA, $1500/mo Close to UF. AND HOUSE 3627 SW 15th St, near IHOP, 3BR/2BA, $900/mo. Avail now. Call or text 352-327-2931 or nghe@msn.com 7-31-5-2 ****** Quaint 2 Bedroom ***** 302 NW 7th Ter. 2nd story apartment. Close to UF. Small fenced yard. $690/month. Call 352-870-2760. 8-9-18-7-2 Across from UF Law 2398 SW 2nd Ave 4BR/2BA 1353 sq. ft. $1800/mo. W/D included, fenced backyard, large closets, pets welcome, no application fee, close to shopping, midtown, buses. Call 352-338-1000 8-22-18-7-2 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 discrimina tion 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. 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12 ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 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 at Stfrancishousegnv.org 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 advertis ing use caution and investigate the sin cerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meet ings or investing money. Student Positions Available Editorial Production Assistant The Alligator is accepting applications for nighttime editorial production. The positions are only open to students, and applicants must be currently enrolled in classes at the University of Florida or Santa Fe College. Position Responsibilities: Duties include page layout and design using InDesign and other software. Position Requirements: Knowledge of newspaper design. Experience with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is preferred. Ability to work from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday during the fall and spring semester. Schedule is less demanding during summer semester. A one year commitment is expected. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply with current schedule. Must be available to begin working August 21, 2018 Equal Opportunity Employer. Great work atmosphere. Part-time Positon. Email cover letter, resume and available work schedule to Christina Cozart at ccozart @alligator.org No phone calls, please. Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for vari ous positions. Flexible schedules and com petitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 8-13-18-25-14 Don't forget to tell them: "I found it in The Alligator!" 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 7-31-18-24-14 Planning to liquidate stereos, TV's, instruments and tools? See Rich at Best. He'll give cash for your jewels. 523 NW 3rd Ave 352-371-4367 8-13-2015 Moving? Gainesville Houseplant Rescue will save your plants! https://goo.gl/forms/e96b4jcSec88n5EQ2 or Facebook 7-31-18-1-15 16 Health Services HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua 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 7-5-18-111-16 DRUG PROBLEM? WE CAN HELP! 24 HOURS 7 DAYS CALL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS 1-866352-5323 352-376-8008 www.uncoastna.org pr@uncoastna.org Riverside Recovery of Tampa 4004 N. Riverside Drive, Tampa, FL 33603 (352)204-0286 RRTAMPA.COM 8-15-18-10-16 CAFE RISQUE Micanopy, FL 352-466-3803 NOW HIRING Cooks / Managers / Dancers No Experience Necessary 24/7 Nude Entertainment 9-17-25-14 DISH WASHERS NEEDED! Join our team, new restaurant opening in Celebration Pointe $8.50/hr with opportunities for advancement for hard working individuals Reasonable work load and hours, breaks provided. Please contact tevins72@gmail.com or midicigville@gmail.com if interested 7-31-18-5-14 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR INSECT REPELLENT RESEARCH STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA UF IRB#201700763 We are seeking volunteers for participation in a study of insect repellents and how they will prevent bites from mosquitoes in a field set ting. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 55. The study will take up to 6 visits to complete (compensation is provided per visit). If you would like to participate or you would like more information please contact the study director Emma N.I. Weeks Ph.D., Phone 352273-3954, email: eniweeks@ufl.edu 8-2-185-14 PART-TIME yard work cleaning chores errands, etc. 6 12 hours per week. $10 / hr + tip. Apply at: www.Gator2018.com 8-7-5-14 SIMEDHealth is hiring a full time Maintenance Technician for our Gainesville office location. $14-$16 per hour. Visit our website at simedhealth.com/jobs to apply. 8-9-18-5-14 PART TIME $15 PER HOUR FUN Promote delicious wines at your local grocery store on weekends! APPLY HERE: Cheerfulpromo@gmail.com Include your phone # 7-7-18-3-14 Daytime Production Staff Wanted Designers and advertising students: The Alligator needs part time day shift members for the print production department. Must have experience with Adobe Creative Suite for consideration. Duties include the design and layout of print and online ads in collaboration with student sales staff and by the direction of Alligator Administrative staff. Must be willing to start now and continue work through the summer semester. This is a paid position. Send resume, vitae and/or portfolio to ccozart@alligator.org to schedule an interview. 15 Services 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 week end. Perfect for busy college students. www. expresstrainingservices.com/ww 8-13-1825-15 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services

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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 ALLIGATOR 13 HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) When you're stuck out in Oz and you need cash to get home, click your heels three times and think of Best Jewelry and Loan. 523 NW 3rd Ave 352-371-4367 8-13-2018 Don't forget to tell them: "I found it in The Alligator!" Want to make a connection? Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love SAY: "I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!" The end of the term and the end of your rope, Best Jewelry and Loan is the needy Gator's hope! 523 NW 3rd Ave 352-371-4367 8-13-2019 Learn more about Christian Life For the True WORD Like It Has Never Been Given Before Tune In Kingdom Life Community Church *Visit us at: www.KingdomLifeCommunity.org *Like us at: www.Facebook.com/KLCC300 *Follow us at: www.Twitter.com/KingdomLifeCom1 *Watch us at: www.YouTube.com/KingdomLifeCommunity 7-31-18-1-19 Friends dont let friends drive drunk. IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! When cash is low and the bills seem out of reach, Best Jewelry and Loan is the surfer's "Pawn Beach". 523 NW 3rd Ave 352-371-4367 8-13-2020 Learn how you can make an extra $300-$1000+ weekly as a college student. Go to: www.alexwaytofreedom.com 8-218-4-20 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. LEARN HOW to make an extra $450 per week doing surveys as a student. Go to: www.studentsurvey.club 8-2-18-4-20 Make Money Online While In College. https://tinyurl.com/y86d9y4a 8-15-18-5-20 Learn how to make up to $400 doing surveys as a student. Go to: http://www.makemoneynow.shop/ 8-15-18-5-20 21 Entertainment Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. 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According to a July 22 incident report from Gainesville Police, UF wide receiver Kadarius his car. BOSCH HIRED AS UF SOFTBALL ASSISTANT COACHFormer Syracuse assistant Mike Bosch is the newest member of Tim Walton's coaching staff. Bosch replaces former-assistant Jennifer Rocha, who accepted a position with Oklahoma. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at www.alligator.org/sportsTUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 www.alligator.org/sportsAWARDSAlligator Staff ReportOf the hundreds of meets, matches and games that UF athletics participated in over the 2017cut as nominees for the Gators best game of the campaign. Our panel of Evan Lepak, Chris OBrien, Mark Stine, Brendan Farrell and Andrew Huang rummaged through the long list of matches and games and made selections from the basketball, baseball, softnalists for Game of the Year in this staff report. Evan: When I think back about some of the most exciting games in the 2017-18 Florida athletics year, theres one that continues to replay in my head. When the then-No. 7 UF mens basketball team took on Gonzaga at the PK80 Invitational in Portland, Oregon, I was expecting a good game, but what unfolded before my eyes on that Black Friday had me thinking Final Four for this Gators squad. Floridas fast-paced offense, the one that took the college basketball world by storm early in the season, continued to impress that night, accumulating triple-digits games. The Gators would go on to beat Gonzaga in double overtime, 111105. 36-29 to a tough Bulldog team that came in nationally ranked. Things would turn for the better in the second half of play with Florida scoring 49 points, leading to a deadlock at 78. UF guard Jalen Hudson took off in the second half, scoring 22 points in the period alone. Hudson would add nine more in the overtime periods, including a three in double OT that gave the Gators a 106-99 lead and effectively put the game out of reach. Hudsons teammates Chris Chiozza and KeVaughn Allen helped lead the teams offensive charge as well, scoring 26 and 23, respectively. Chiozza played 46 of 50 minutes and led all Gators with 10 assists. After the game, he was so exhausted that two teammates helped carry him to the locker room. Floridas marquee win over the Zags was huge for the teams overa tailspin afterwards, losing three straight. @evanmplepakkk elepak@alligator.org Chris: The UF basketball double-OT marathon against Gonzaga could be a good selection here, but Game 3 of the baseball teams Super Regional against Auburn on June 11 supersedes the basketball matchup. Although the team ultimately fell short in the College World Series, the path to get to Omaha went the distance, as the Tigers refused to give the Gators anything easy. Now a Cincinnati Reds prospect, third baseman Jonathan India got things going in the bottom Auburn tied it in the third inning at one apiece, but Florida got it back in the bottom of the fourth with a little bit of trickery. Second baseman Blake Reese and center fell down on a steal to second, distracting the Tigers pitcher and allowing Reese to score. Auburn struck again in the seventh inning to even the score at Nine innings wasnt enough to decide the winner-take-all matchup. No, it went all the way to 11 innings. Im sure youre familiar with how this story ends, but Ill quickLangworthy, a Williston native, uncorked a line-drive home run in the bottom of the 11th that just put UF in the CWS. I was in the press box for the moment and man, it was chaos. It was such a fun contest to be in attendance for, and something Ill nitely the game of the year. @THEChrisOB cobrien@alligator.org Mark: The UF baseball team its Super Regional against Auburn, but the better Gainesville the softball teams Super Regional victory over Texas A&M. The SEC foes split each of the opening two games of the series by a one-run margin, and a bat change by freshman Jordan Matthews may decided the series. After going 0 for 6 as Floridas series games, Matthews switched from the 24-ounce bat that she used all season to a 25-ounce bat, similar to one she used in high school. In the rubber match, she went 3 for 4 against the Aggies ace, senior Trinity Harrington, and ended her night on the bottom of a dogpile at home plate. Matthews knocked two singles and scored a run to help put UF up 2-1 heading into the seventh inning. However, Texas A&M pulled Vidales blasted a go-ahead home run off Florida right hander Aleshia Ocasio for the second-consecutive night. Matthews stepped into the box in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, two on and a 2-2 count. alligatorSports Awards: Game of the Yearized his buyout with the Atlanta Hawks, making him a free agent again. His intentions now are to sign with the Houston Rockets. That being said, the 2018 NBA free agency season has pretty much seen all the big moves it had to offer: LeBron James to Los Angeles, Paul George re-signing with Oklahoma City, the Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan swap, and now Anthonys pending spot on the Rockets roster. Melo is under a lot of pressure to perform, though, even if Housthan what OKCs system forced him to be. The 10-time All-Star averaged career-lows pretty much across the board last season, partly because his talents werent fully utilized within the Thunder offense and partly because he refused to accept that at 34 and with 15 seasons under his belt, he is not the star he used to be. Anthonys name and reputation already damaged from a failed stint in New York was only run through the mud even further a season ago. But hes not the only player facing high expectations next season. Giannis Antetokounmpo is entering his sixth, and most important, year of his young NBA career. The Greek Freak has shown consistent improvement since being drafted by Milwaukee in 2013. Last season he averaged career highs in points, rebounds and shooting percentage. His in the league, while his 10.0 rebounds per game ranked 11th. What NBA players have most to prove next season?Huang Story ShortSEE COLUMN, PAGE 16 Andrew HuangTwitter: @AndrewJHuangMarcelo Rondon / Alligator StaffUF third baseman Nicole DeWitt slides into home base during the Gainesville Super Regional against Texas A&M. The Gators defeated the Aggies on a walk-off homer by freshman Jordan Matthews. SEE AWARDS, PAGE 16

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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 FOOTBALLThe Associated PressAt Stoneman Douglas, football season comes with heavy hearts SWIMBy Brendan FarrellSports Writer@Bfarrell727 bfarrell@alligator.orgGators at the USA Swimming Nationals: A weekend roundupThe Associated Press

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