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VOLUME 104 ISSUE 72


SPublished by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.


1


MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010


Homeless seek



shelter from cold


* THE ST. FRANCIS HOUSE
TAKES IN MORE PEOPLE WHEN
IT IS COLDER THAN 45 DEGREES.

By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Contributing Writer

When she was manager of a Palatka
Huddle House, she would give coffee to
homeless men who stopped by the res-
taurant. Now Kim Justice, 50, has been
homeless for about a year.
Cold on Saturday morning, she said
she was hoping a friend would take her
out for coffee. She sees it as full-circle
fate. She helped others then, and others
help her now.
The St. Francis House, a Gainesville
soup kitchen and shelter, provides help
for Justice and the city's homeless pop-
ulation - specifically shelter from the
cold.


Forty-five degrees is the magic num-
ber. If the temperature dips below that,
the shelter opens its doors to up to 65
people and gives them a cot to sleep
on.
If the shelter is full, the Alachua
County Housing Authority pays for the
homeless to stay in motels, like Sun-
shine Inn and Rush Lake, until it warms
up. As of Friday, nine people had cho-
sen that option.
The temperature dropped to 28 de-
grees on Thursday and Friday night.
It was the kind of cold that, if you're
dressed like Justice, wearing a sweater,
capri jeans and flip-flops, you shiver so
hard it starts to hurt.
Tonight and Tuesday night are pre-
dicted to have the same freezing tem-
peratures.
But it was only 47 degrees at 7 p.m.
Justice still had an hour to wait until
SEE COLD, PAGE 4


Combat stress as



finals approach


By JULIA JACOBO
Alligator Contributing Writer

As you chugged through the fall
semester, you've likely mastered
the balancing act between classes,
exams, work, internships, : .. r: I:11l
season and what remains of your
social life. Now finals are here, and
it's easy to feel overwhelmed with
the pressure, cramming and lack of
sleep, especially with break right
around the corner. These tips will
help you study for hours while
keeping that volatile mood at bay.
1. Pay attention to your envi-
ronment
Turn off the computer, tele-
vision, iPhone and anything in
between, even if it's for just 15


minutes. "In this day and age of
so much electronic contact, we're
bombarding ourselves with stim-
ulation," said Kim Kazimour, a
Gainesville psychologist special-
izing in mental health counseling
and behavior management.
Decrease the amount of elec-
tronic stimulation in
Student your environment
Life and stimulate the
senses instead.
Make a playlist of soft, calming
music. Take deep, slow breaths.
Try lighting a candle.
Think a candle's scent is too
strong for your taste? Try other aro-
matherapies like lotions and soaps,
which can be just as effective.
SEE STRESS, PAGE 8


Sen. admits ethics violations


He also teaches at UF


By SHANEECE DIXON
Alligator Contributing Writer

Florida Senate President
and UF lecturer Mike Harido-
polos admitted Friday that he
made some ethical lapses over
financial disclosures related to
his employment at UF.
On Friday, the Florida Com-
mission on Ethics unanimously
approved a settlement for the
senator over the violations.
Harindopolos did not attend
the Friday commission meet-
ing but said he recognized that
he violated the Florida Consti-


tution by not fully disclosing
his financial income for five
years from 2004 to 2008.
The commission is legally
restr 1 cted
from penal-
izming legis-
lators, and
any punish-
ment will be
decided by
the Senate
Haridopolos Rules Com-i
mittee, which is led by Sen.
John Thrasher, chairman of the
Florida Repubhlican Party.
"This is an embarrassing


thing for me," Harindopolos
said in an interview with Sun-
shine State News. "I'm not
excited about it. I'm very dis-
appointed in myself and my
behavior, and that's why we
corrected these immediately
as soon as we found out about
them."
The errors made include
failure to fully disclose where
he taught classes, his part-time
earnings from the university
from 2005 to 2006, real estate
investments and information
regarding the clientele for his
business, MJH consulting.
Harindopolos has been teach-
ing classes at UF on govern-
ment and politics since 2008.


* Gators forward
Chandler Parsons
said Florida's
performance in the
first 20 minutes
of its 67-48 win
against American
on Sunday was UF's
best offensive half
of the season.
See Story, Page 14.


Minn. teens accused of stealing at least 17 calves to start their own dairy farm


ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Two teenage boys
from central Minnesota are accused of steal-
ing at least 17 calves to start their own dairy
farm.
Authorities this week arrested a 19-year-
old from Rothsay and a 16-year-old from
Barnesville.
Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says
deputies received a tip that led them to 17
calves and eventually the teens.
The calves are believed to have been sto-


len from three counties: Douglas, Stearns
and Todd.
Investigators say the teens told them they
wanted to start their own dairy farm. They
say the teens planned to keep the heifers and
sell the bulls, splitting the profits.
The calves have been returned to their
owners. The case is being forwarded to
prosecutors for possible theft and burglary
charges.
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Today


FORECAST 2
OPINIONS 6
CLASSIFIED 9
CROSSWORD 11
SPORTS 13


Puppy Love
Sunday outside
the Oaks Mall, UF
Ph.D. candidate
Leylah Drusbosky
holds Turbo, a nine-
week-old German
shepard, while the
dog plays with Lily,
a six-month-old red
nose pitbull whom
she is currently
fostering. As part
of the ninth an-
nual Home for the
Holidays Adoption
Festival, animal res-
cue shelters around
Gainesville came
together to find per-
manent homes for
cats and dogs who
were otherwise un-
wanted, neglected
or homeless. Turbo
and other pets were
given a chance at
finding a loving
home and bringing
joy to a family for
the holidays.


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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Impact Autism UF Meeting
Today, 5 p.m.
HPNP, Room G101
T-shirts are in. Come hear a
guest speaker share her story
about having a child with au-
tism. You won't want to miss
this. We will recap all the
awesome events of the semes-
ter. Everyone is welcome; it's
never too late to join Impact.


Menorah


Rededication


Ceremony
Today, 7 p.m.
UF Hillel garden
Over the weekend, the large
outdoor menorah set up at UF
Hillel to celebrate Hanukkah
was vandalized in what
looks to be an attempt at de-
struction. It was pulled from
its foundation 2 feet in the
ground then thrown around
the property. Hillel will host
a menorah rededication cere-
mony to allow the communi-
ty to once again stand against
intolerance. We encourage
everyone to attend and bring
guests.

RUB Presents: "Scott Pilgrim
vs. the World"
Today to Wednesday, 8 p.m.
and 10:30 pm
Reitz Union Auditorium
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his
new girlfriend's seven evil
exes in order to win her heart.
With eye-popping visuals
and a "Certified Fresh" rat-
ing on RottenTomatoes.com,
"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"
is fast, funny and inventive.

"Dancin' Gators: Where
Amazing Happens!"
Today, 8 p.m.
Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts
Come see a fantastic show
featuring a variety of excit-
ing dance styles including:
jazz, tap, belly dancing, lyri-
cal, Indian, pointe, swing,
African, hip-hop, Irish, mod-
ern, Capoeira and more.
Admission is free. Please
bring a canned good or toilet-
ry item to benefit St. Francis
House.


FORECAST
TODAY



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The Talking Gators
Toastmasters Club Holiday
Party
Tomorrow, 5:45 p.m.
Entomology Building,
Room 1027
All are welcome to attend
our holiday party tomorrow.
It will include refreshments
and time to meet mem-
bers and consider joining.
The group is an affiliate of
Toastmasters International
and provides a fun and pos-
itive atmosphere to learn
and practice public speak-
ing and leadership skills.
For more information, go to
www.toastmasters.org. For
details about the local club,
call Mary at 352-870-2267.

Annual Lessons & Carols
Performance
Sunday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
United Church of
Gainesville
Spend some time revel-
ing in the beauty of tradi-
tional and nontraditional
Christmas music offered
by our instrumentalists and
our adult, youth and chil-
dren's choirs interspersed
with the story of Jesus'
birth. Join us at the United
Church of Gainesville's an-
nual service of Lessons and
Carols on Sunday at 11 a.m.
and 7 p.m. Call 352-378-3500
for more information.

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LOCAL
City celebrates annual
Christmas tree lighting
On Saturday night, Santa
Claus spoke to a crowd of about
500 with a special message to
kids about pride, courage and
honor at the annual Holiday
Tree Lighting Ceremony spon-
sored by the city.
Shouts of, "I want to sit on
Santa's lap," filled the rooms
at the Thomas Center as eager
kids lined up to see Santa.
"The event is a family affair
for everyone to get ready for
the holiday season," said David
Ballard, event coordinator for
the Department of Parks, Rec-
reation and Cultural Affairs for
the city.
Ballard, dressed as Ebenezer
Scrooge, walked around greet-
ing everyone with a raspy
voice.
City Commissioner Jeanna
Mastrodicasa led a countdown
before she pressed a button to
light the tree.
Everyone clapped and cel-
ebrated. Shouts filled the room.
"This event grows every
year, and it brings the commu-
nity together," Mastrodicasa
said.
After the lighting, kids fol-
lowed Santa to his red chair for
pictures and whispered in his
ear to tell him what gifts they
wanted for the holidays.
"It's the sparkle of joy in the
kids' eyes, why I grew my own
beard and dress up as Santa
Claus," said Dennis Pollard, the
man behind the beard.
- JERRY BRUNO


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For cage fighters, sport is physical and emotional


By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Andrew Tamayo steps into the
cage.
He can smell the cleaning solu-
tion used on the mats, but he clears
his mind of that and all other dis-
tractions. He has to stay focused.
He's studied karate since he was 4.
He's competed in plenty of fights.
But never like this.
He's standing in a fighting cage
at the WCW World Cage Wars
event in Ocala. It's his first amateur
mixed martial arts competition. In
the next three rounds, someone is
going down.
Tamayo isn't going into this
fight blind. As a member of the F2
Darkside Fight Team inGainesville,
he has spent hours preparing for
this moment. The team is a group
of about 20 men who compete in
amateur and pro matches against
fighters across the nation, and,
sometimes, across the world. It's
the oldest fight team in Florida,
and as a member, Tamayo has been
pushed by his teammates to fight
harder, stronger, better.
But this time, he isn't sparring
with his team. He faces a true op-
ponent. It's time to put his skills to
the test.
As he taps gloves with his op-
ponent, he forgets about the scanti-
ly clad girls standing cage-side. He
doesn't notice the Vaseline on his
face, rubbed onto his skin to lessen
possible bleeding. His whole world
revolves around this cage and the
other fighter standing inside it.
His opponent throws a punch,
but Tamayo barely feels it through
the haze of adrenaline. He answers
with a high-kick that misses, fol-
lowed by two kicks to the body
and one to the head.
He grabs the fighter around
the chest and shoves him toward
a corner.
Covered in sweat, they fight.
Tamayo ends up in a headlock but
doesn't stop moving, getting his
opponent on the ground. He holds
tight to keep him in place. But
there's still more than a minute left
in this three-minute round - plen-
ty of time to lose the upper hand.
With his friends and teammates
yelling from the sidelines, Tamayo
presses his advantage.
Two rounds later, he wins.
Tamayo, 19, has been practicing
mixed martial arts for about a year.
He started the sport as soon as he
became eligible at 18. He joined the
F2 Darkside Fight Team in Septem-
ber.
He is taking courses at Santa Fe


UF grads hope
* IF THE VIDEO WINS, THE ALUMNI
WILL WIN $1 MILLION.

By LIBERTY BOSTWICK
Alligator Contributing Writer

Two UF alumni could be making their big-
screen debut during the Super Bowl in Febru-
ary.
Theater graduates Nick Greene and Ryan
George have entered a commercial in a contest
to win a spot in the Super Bowl lineup of ad-
vertisements for Doritos.


College and plans to attend nurs-
ing school. After he graduates, he
wants to pursue careers in nursing
and MMA.
"I've always looked up to cage
fighters," he said. "I think they
have a lot of guts to do what they
do, and I just want to be one of the
better ones."
For now, Tamayo is focusing
on honing his skills as an amateur
competitor with F2 Darkside.
The team was started in 1998
by Mike Lee and evolved over the
years into F2 Darkside. Members
practiced in several places around
town before finally settling at F2
Arena and Darkside Athletics this
May, said gym co-owner Becky
Hodge.
She owns the gym with her hus-
band, Ryan Hodge, who joined the
team in 1999 while studying engi-
neering at UE.
A seasoned competitor, Hodge
competed in an MMA fight over-
seas in Cypress in October. Dur-
ing the first round of his fight, he
knocked out his opponent, who
fell awkwardly on his ankle and
painfully twisted his foot.
For Hodge, a fight is over af-
ter a winner is declared, and he
is friendly toward other pros. He
waited for paramedics, holding the
man down to keep him from doing
more damage to his foot when he
regained consciousness.
Hands protected by boxing


gloves, Tamayo spars with a team-
mate in the warehouse that is
home to F2 Arena and Darkside
Athletics.
They practice on an expanse
of mats, and beyond them is a 20-
foot cage they are constructing for
practices. A nearby wall is punctu-
ated with holes made during spar-
ring sessions that got too intense,
a reminder that MMA is a sport
of heavy punches, high kicks and
hard falls - and no one goes easy
on a teammate when they spar.
Ryan Hodge stands nearby the
practice, coaching Tamayo who is
fresh off his first amateur win.

"I've always looked up to
cage fighters. I think they
have a lot of guts to do
what they do, and I just
want to be one of the
better ones."
Andrew Tamayo
F2 Darkside Fight Team Member


"Don't let me down. Hit him,"
Hodge says.
Tamayo launches a punch and
connects.
"There you go," Hodge says.
"Do it again."
Backed close to the wall, Tamayo
takes a few hits before throwing a
punch to get his partner off him.


"Fight back."
As a coach, Hodge helps ama-
teur and pro team members pre-
pare for upcoming matches and
gives them pointers on improving
technique. But he doesn't try to
make Tamayo or anyone else fight
a certain way. Each man is free to
play to his strengths.
Tamayo has established close
relationships with his fellow fight-
ers.
"These guys want to work with
you and want to make you better.
You might see them in a fight and
they're cocky - and that's part of
it - but outside (the fights) all of
them are really humble," he said.
They practice at the Darkside
gym Monday through Thurs-
day, often traveling on Fridays to
practice at other gyms with differ-
ent fighters. Practices are "sink or
swim," Becky Hodge said. New
fighters roll with the pro guys and
just go for it.
For Kevin "Kage" Pearson, am-
ateur fighting isn't enough.
Pearson, 23, turned pro in Oc-
tober after more than 30 amateur
competitions. As a pro fighter, he
can't participate in amateur match-
es but is now eligible to be paid for
fights and to receive sponsorships.
He is already sponsored by Fresco
Neighborhood Italian and Maul
Teriyaki, which provide Pearson
free meals in return for the public-
ity that the sponsorships bring.


Max Reed/ Alligator Staff
Kevin "Kage" Pearson, right, demonstrates the mixed martial arts superman punch while Aaron "Cor-
inga" Conway throws a left jab Friday afternoon at the F2 Arena Darkside and Athletics training facility.


h 'Dorito Pong'
Their 30-second commercial is called "Dor-
ito Pong" and mimics the drinking game beer
pong. Instead of using beer and :, 'ii' - - i' -
balls, the players use Doritos and an egg in the
game, George said.
They were trying to think of what people
did on -. ... :lII game days and quickly real-
ized that beer pong is a popular game they
could easily relate to Doritos, he said.
According to Crash the Super Bowl's web-
site, the award for first place is $1 million,
second place is $600,000 and third place is
$400,000. The finalist with the highest-scoring
advertisement gets a contract to help create


video will be Super Bowl ad


Doritos commercials in the future.
Finalists for the Super Bowl competition
will be announced Jan. 3.
George and Greene have been creating vid-
eos and posting them to YouTube since they
graduated in May. They started
Student making parodies because it was
Life easy and fun for them to come up
with ideas.
"There are so many things out there to
make fun of, it would be almost wrong not
to," George said.
The problem of a limited budget forced the
duo to be creative with their idea for the Super


Bowl commercial. George said it had to be es-
pecially clever because it had to be simple.
"It really pushed us to be creative with our
idea and not lean on flashy stuff to win our au-
dience over," he said.
They rented a high-quality camera for the
Super Bowl video because they felt it would
improve their chances. Greene, 23, said they
worked very hard on the editing, filming and
sound for their submission.
"Thinking about whether or not we'll win
will make you go crazy," he said. "Either way,
I'm still proud of our work and knowing that
we made our friends laugh."


He practices constantly,building
muscle and refining techniques. A
boxer since he was 9, Pearson is no
stranger to a punch. His leopard-
print hairstyle may turn heads, but
it's his lethal strength and determi-
nation that he's building a reputa-
tion on.
When he's not training, he
works several part-time jobs, in-
cluding one as a firefighter in High
Springs and one as a bouncer at the
Vault NightClub in Gainesville.
While these jobs help pay the bills,
his real commitment is to MMA.
He wants to work as a firefight-
er while pursuing a side career as a
pro fighter. He's proud to be a com-
petitor in a sport that some people
shy away from, and training keeps
him in shape for his MMA career
and for his job as a firefighter.
But turning pro wasn't a smooth
transition. In the days before his
first competition, he was emotion-
al at practice and even yelled at a
teammate. He faced the nerves,
however, knowing that when he
stepped into the cage to compete
he had to be focused.
Before the first round of his
pro career started in Panama City,
Pearson prayed.
It was a quick prayer, asking
that he and his opponent -i,lr _-11
and stay safe.
Then the fight started.
Rushing his opponent, he
throws a few punches to his stom-
ach and shoves him against the side
of the cage. Clasping his arms un-
der the fighter's legs, Pearson flips
him to the ground with a thud.
The announcer's voice rings
across the cage, but he stays fo-
cused, landing punches against the
fighter's sweat-matted head even
though his opponent has trapped
his other arm.
The only thing he hears besides
the smack of his punches is the ad-
vice of his coaches, who are stand-
ing nearby.
His opponent gets the best of
him for a second, . 11i ',, him over
so Pearson's back is to the floor.
Pearson grapples, pulling him
closer to deaden his punches.
Grabbing the fighter's arm, he
twists it back like a cop trying to
control a disorderly criminal. He
twists it all the way up to his head,
flipping himself back on top.
In less than 90 seconds, the
match is over. Pearson wins, re-
turning to his cheering teammates
on F2 Darkside and ready to train
again as soon as they get home.
With one pro fight under his
belt, he has to start training for his
next match in December.





4, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010


Low temperatures are expected to be below freezing all week


COLD, from page 1


she'd be let into a lobby where stacks of
blankets and a Christmas tree awaited her.
She said she's always been able to get into
the St. Francis House during cold weather.
"It's well taken care of on cold nights,"
she said.
The van she usually sleeps in is a Hilton
compared to her previous home of a tent in
the woods. But Friday night, it was too cold
for her to wait for her bed on wheels.
Her friend, who owns the van, couldn't
leave work until 11 p.m., so she checked in
to the shelter.
Justice secured her cot by waiting in line
two hours before the shelter's sign-in time.
But before she slept in vans and on cots,
she was the manager of a Huddle House,
a Southern restaurant chain that boasts its
country fried steak and never stops serving
breakfast.
She remembers giving free coffee and
dinners to two homeless men who would
often stop in just for a warm place to sit.
She said drunk customers always ordered
more than they could eat, and she gave those
meals to the homeless men, too.
Helping them warmed her heart, like the
coffee she served.
But she never thought she'd end up in the
same place.
Justice said the shelter offers more than
just a warm bed - it gives peace of mind.
The shelter provides blankets, pillows, toi-
letries, a shower and breakfast.
"We get to relax," she said.
Justice said without shelters like the St.
Francis House, the streets would be cold and
frightening for her.
I . .: I.-. will steal from you left and
right."


But at the shelter, she feels safe.
She brought snacks for the wait: chocolate
glazed doughnuts given to her by the Salva-
tion Army and an oversized coffee mug full
of water.
"I wish I had some coffee," she said as
the temperature slowly descended with the
sun.
Not everyone opted for sleeping at the
shelter, even when newspapers warned it
could be less than 30 degrees that night.
Leon Blunt said he was content with
sleeping in his tent with his six blankets, two
electric blankets and sleeping bag.
"When it comes down to a man like some-
one in my position, I'd rather see someone
else take that spot [in the shelter]," he said.
"I'll just wait here patiently because I know
the Lord will take care of me."
However, it's not entirely because of his
generosity that he wants to let someone take
his place. Nor is it completely because of
his criminal record, although the St. Francis
House requires every person to get clearance
from police before they can sleep there.
He said it's the smell. He said that some
of the men don't bathe for months, and the
sweaty odor only gets worse as the building
heats up.
Justice said she's never noticed the smell
and said the St. Francis House is clean.
But men and women sleep in different
rooms. She sleeps in the lobby, and men
sleep in the dining room.
Blunt waited outside the Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church on Friday night, breath-
ing in the cold air and waiting with about
a dozen men for dinner provided by the
church.
A born-again Christian, Blunt is looking
for work in plumbing, tree management,
roofing - anything he can find.


Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff
A homeless person sleeps under layers of blankets in an effort to keep warm during a


winter night in downtown Gainesville.
But Blunt said not many places are hir-
ing, and his criminal record often disquali-
fies him. He was released from prison on
Sept. 24 after spending two years there for
minor offenses, including buying and sell-
ing stolen property.
He said the many mistakes he made
when he was younger have followed him
from prison to the job market.
"That past follows you the rest of your
life," he said.
But as far as the cold goes, he said he's all
right. He has his tent, his spot, and he knows
which organizations hand out food on any
given day.
He said families never have to sleep on
the streets on a cold night. Shelters and relief
organizations make sure families and chil-


dren have a roof over their heads.
"They make an extreme effort for that,"
he said.
But he chose to stay outdoors.
He said he spends a lot of his time read-
ing at the downtown library. But when it
gets dark, he goes to his tent and the layers
of warmth. Then, he gets up at 5:30 a.m. and
looks for work.
"Sometimes I get work, sometimes I
don't," he said.
Day after day, he goes through the same
routine. His concerns about the weather are
thrown to the wind. He said he trusts God to
take care of him and to keep him warm.
"The days that I don't see sunshine, it's
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competition since late October,
and after six matchups, UF is
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"It's actually been pretty
easy," said Fangzhou Hou, a
computer engineering junior
and one of the team's star play-
ers. "I have a lot of confidence in
our team, and hopefully we can
win it all."
The team formed a few
months before their first match,
brought together and coordinat-
ed by sophomore Tyler Reed.
Reed said he learned about
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about recruiting players through
friends, forums and even pick-
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of the league's best teams, Uni-
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"Our first game was when
we made noise for ourselves,"
said biochemistry senior Pavel
Alekseyev, who recently took
down a pro-level player from
the University of Central Florida
In a one-on-one match. "We're
the only undefeated team in
our division ... there's really no
modest way around it."
The team plays 11 games be-
fore the top four teams from each
division are sent to the playoffs.
Their next match
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Saturday, but the players aren't
too worried about the competib-
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"It'd be pretty hard to not get
top four at this point"
The team is still open to play-
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Editorial

Truth and



treason

WikiLeaks bans wrong
f only BP could have pulled the same public relations re-
sponse the federal government is :. 11, I', out now.
In response to growing international criticism of
WikiLeaks, including some calling for Secretary of State Hil-
lary Clinton's resignation, which amounts to the worldly
equivalent of a 250,000-page "Mean Girls" burn book that
bashed the entire world, the Obama administration is order-
ing all federal employees to not view the secret notes passed
around the globe.
If only BP could have tried to avoid its international criti-
cism by just pretending nothing happened. Imagine how
many pelicans could have been saved!
While we agree the documents released are classified in-
formation, the Editorial Board does not agree with the fed-
eral government's sloppy response to cleaning up the mess
from all the gossiping this country has done. And, more im-
portantly, we don't agree with the federal government man-
dating an enormous censor on its employees after the United
States was rightfully caught in an international scandal that
sounds more like a bad WB high school sitcom.
We're glad the federal government has yet to take the
Orwellian step of banning the WikiLeaks website on federal
computers. But we're waiting for it.
The federal government should be ashamed of everything
WikiLeaks brought to the international spotlight.
As Ron Paul said on his Twitter, "In a free society, we
are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth be-
comes treason, we are in big trouble."


Dirty politics


In an early showing of
dirty, rotten things to come
during the next handful of
years, Sen.-elect Marco Rubio
and Gov.-elect Rick Scott were
quick to criticize President Ba-
rack Obama for extending the
ban on oil drilling in federal
waters off Florida's coast.
Calling it a job-killer,
many prominent Florida Re-
publicans failed to recognize
what the massive explosion
of Deepwater Horizon did to
jobs. By failing to recognize
the oil rig's disastrous conse-
quences to Florida tourism,
ecology and jobs across the
Gulf Coast, Scott, Rubio and
Florida Senate President Mike
Harindopolos leave little room
for debate. These lawmakers
value little more than money-
hungry, oil-coated special in-
terests.
And when money talks
this loud, why would they?


But the Editorial Board is,
perhaps, more disappointed
with their simultaneous re-
fusal to acknowledge what
an enormous opportunity this
presents to expand renewable
I- ..... - which would provide
a more sustainable Florida
while also creating thousands
of jobs in developing and op-
erating the infrastructure.
Such short-sighted and
dirty politics is not what Flori-
da nor any state needs.
The Editorial Board was
pleasantly surprised, howev-
er, to hear Republican Attor-
ney General-elect Pam Bondi
outright oppose any "near-
shore drilling," saying we
need to "protect our state."
Clearly setting an example
that shows environmental
protection is not a partisan is-
sue. We hope our future Flori-
da leaders will eventually fol-
low Bondi's example.


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Year in review: U.S. has made a mess


This year started off in memorable fashion with the
president's State of the Union address, in which
he notably criticized the Supreme Court and got a
round of applause for disrespecting the judicial branch.
The government fighting like children was a running
theme of the year.
And 2010's government fighting wasn't limited to in-
terparty quarrels either with the Tea Party emerging to
force the Republicans further right than many of them
care to be.
After months of fighting in the legislature followed
by back-door deals, we were reminded by Democrats in
Congress that we're a representative democracy when it
passed health care legislation the majority of Americans
didn't support.
Maybe Congress looked to the future and wanted to
make sure it could get cheaper health care during its
future unemployment?
Either way, it's been a banner year for the U.S. Con-
gress.
And if Americans thought this was the worst it could
get, they really weren't prepared for much.
The negligence of BP resulted in an explosion of the
Deepwater Horizon oil rig that would eventually turn
out to become the worst environmental disaster in U.S.
history.
But 2010 wasn't all bad news.
In August, President Barack Obama declared an end
to the combat mission in Iraq with all combat troops re-
moved from the nation.
More good news in 2010 - albeit short-lived - came
at the judicial hands of Judge Virginia Phillips when she
had the intelligence and the common sense to do what


SWashington didn't have the moral-
ity to do when she overturned the
"don't ask, don't tell" policy.
But alas, the elected govern-
ment continued to show its inad-
equacy by challenging the ruling.
Chris Dodson Furthermore, it hasn't been able to
letters@alligatororg overturn the policy in the Senate
despite having a lame-duck session
and a Pentagon study that shows :,II.. ', i, openly gay
men and women to serve in the military would have no
negative effects.
After more months of government bickering, we fi-
nally had the elections.
The good news: We no longer have to hear any more
political ads for two more years.
The bad news: It meant that the people of Florida
had elected a governor who paid his way to Tallahas-
see, and they overwhelmingly elected a Tea Party sena-
tor.
And although Florida's silver-medal winner in the
gubernatorial race wasn't a much better option, Florida
most assuredly chose the worse of two evils.
So here we stand in early December with our mili-
tary still as blatantly discriminatory as ever, no gov-
ernment budget worked out for the upcoming years,
an economy that's still a mess, and a split government
with both political sides appearing unable or unwilling
to compromise.
What is the good news?
There's always 2011.
Chris Dodson is a first-year finance and journalism stu-
dent. His column appears every Monday.


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UWire

The United States should not ignore North Korean threat
A merican humorist Will Rogers once which at this point could mean war. Arragon Perrone how dangerous that United States is low on rocks. L ._i.::II the
said, "Diplomacy is the art of say- To continue with Rogers' metaphor, let us UWire stray actually was. neighborhood (the international community
ing 'nice doggy,' until you can find a consider a neighborhood that America must ____ _ The neighborhood working through the United Nations) needs


rock." In the case of North Korea, the United
States is dealing with a crazy pit bull and has
few rocks left to throw.
The North's recent shelling of a South
Korean city, an attack that killed four and
injured 16, opens the door for the United
Nations to represent the international com-
munity by standing with the U.S. and South
Korea to oppose North Korean aggression.
When the U.S. invaded Iraq seven years ago,
it made the U.N. politically irrelevant on the
international stage. But the status quo of to-
day is not the status quo of 2003. Today, the
U.S. cannot afford to become unilaterally em-
broiled in another foreign conflict if the Ko-
rean situation worsens. Only with the help of
an active, supportive U.N. can North Korea
be held accountable for further aggression,


defend against vicious dogs. Ten years ago,
the neighborhood was pretty nice. America
had a lot of rocks and there were not a whole
lot of dogs. The neighborhood had been safe
ever since that Russian terrier up and died
without a single rock being thrown. But
then came 9/11, and a new breed of animal
came into the neighborhood. It was some
kind of stray. No one knew where it came
from or who owned it, but some of the worst
neighbors on the block were said to feed it
scraps. America remembered seeing it years
before, when it used the stray to attack that
old Samoyed. After the stray wounded the
beast, America had patted its head and left it
alone. America thought the stray would just
go away and die - or something like that.
Then came Sept. 11, and America realized


came together, gath-
ered up all of its stones and hurled them at
the snarling stray. But the stray disappeared
and nobody could find it. America decided
to take the offensive and identify any other
possible strays in the neighborhood. It wrote
up a list and identified three: the mean Iraqi
mongrel, the Iranian wolf and the vicious
North Korean pit bull. Against the advice
of its weaker neighbors, America picked up
its stones and hurled them at the mongrel,
knocking it dead. Feeling slighted and a lit-
tle embarrassed that they couldn't throw as
well, the other neighbors gathered all their
stones and refused to let America have any
more.
Now, the North Korean pit bull has at-
tacked an innocent ally, South Korea, and the


to collect their rocks (their combined military
and diplomatic power), joinAmerica and get
behind their wounded ally. If the North at-
tacks again - possibly even harder this time
- and the international community does
nothing, the civilized world effectively tells
North Korea and other brutal, violent re-
gimes that they can go so far as to physically
attack neighboring countries and no one will
stop them.
The situation in the Koreas is tense and
uncertain. The U.S. and South Korea are
engaged in war games, which the North
has hypocritically warned may cause "full-
blown war."
Read the rest of this column at UWire.com.
Arragon Perrone is a student at the University
of Connecticut.


UWire

Columnist: Could chocolate milk be the ultimate energy drink?


Chocolate milk, a beverage commonly consumed by chil-
dren, is now being used as a sports recovery drink for
people of all ages. Karp, Johnston, Tecklenburg, Mick-
leborough, Fly and Stager established that it can help to re-
hydrate the body and rebuild muscles during and after work-
outs or athletic events. Maybe that is not surprising, because
the contents of chocolate milk include carbohydrates, protein,
vitamin A, vitamin D and calcium, all of which contribute to
rebuilding muscle. Also present are sodium and sugar, which
help stabilize and restore the body's electrolyte balance.
By contrast, i- i,. - drinks, which are popular among youth


Kathryn Doeneka and some active people, contain large
UWire amounts of caffeine and sugar, along
with ingredients such as guarana,
ginseng, green tea and vitamins.
So, which is better for refueling the body after a workout:
chocolate milk or i,. -. - - drinks? Two recent studies have ad-
dressed this question.
Thomas, Morris and Stevenson showed the difference be-
tween chocolate milk and two other replacement drinks (fluid
and carbohydrate ci- i.... - drinks) when consumed by nine
well-trained male bicyclists before and during low to moder-


ate exercise. In the study, "participants cycled 51 percent and
43 percent longer after ingesting chocolate milk than after in-
gesting carbohydrate replacement drink and fluid replacement
drink, respectively."
Pritchett, Bishop, Pritchett, Green and Katica compared
chocolate milk and a similar carbohydrate replacement bever-
age among 10 well-trained male bicyclists before and during
high-intensity exercise.
Read the rest of this column at UWire.com. Kathryn Doeneka is a
student at Oregon State University.


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David Parsons, left, and George Butz compete in a cornhole tournament on the pool deck of
the Holiday Inn located on University Avenue on Sunday afternoon.


By MATTHEW RIVA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Beanbags and sparks flew on the
windy roof above Beef '0' Brady's at
the Holiday Inn on Sunday afternoon.
A double-elimination cornhole tour-
nament, organized by the MicroFinance
Foundation, drew about 15 people to
raise money for microloans for Zim-
babwe. The group collected about $60
from the teams.
Six teams competed for more than
an hour and a half. The members of
the team Sam Bradford Doesn't Have
S--- On Us, Stephen Sawicki and Mark
Trouville, placed first in the bracket af-
ter a winning streak.
Event co-organizer David Parsons
said it is the goal of the MicroFinance
Society to provide small loans to Zim-
babwe, which has the lowest standard
of living of any country, according to


the UN Human Development Index.
"Even a few hundred dollars would
help," Parsons said.
Parsons and his teammate, Andrew
Amend, placed second with their team,
Table Athletic Guy.
Chapter President Bastian Bocken-
huser, 25, is hoping to get the group
a nonprofit status soon so it can begin
taking private donations in addition
to having fundraisers like the tourna-
ment.
The group is not an official club with
UF's Student Government because it
cannot apply until May, Parsons said.
Right now, they are part of the War-
rington College of Business Adminis-
tration.
The club is working on just getting
money to Zimbabwe, and Parsons has
learned something from the fundraiser:
Sam Bradford clearly doesn't have any-
thing on them.


Getting enough sleep and eating right are important for success


STRESS, from page 1

2. Catch some Z's
The ever-so-tricky all-nighter:
Does it hinder more than it helps?
Yes. N. r ., -, I I your irritability in-
crease when you're sleep deprived,
but so will your inability to make
good decisions and your chances of
making careless errors.
You also don't retain informa-
ton when you're overly tired, Kazi-
mour said. If you get to the bottom
of a page you just read and don't
remember anything, you have to do
it all over again, which is why lack
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ed at least five hours of sleep as part
of the preparation for an exam.
3. Mind over matter: Have a pos-
itive outlook
Something that usually comes
with stress is a negative mindset to-
ward your own abilities. However,
with this kind of mentality, you're
much less likely to remain calm
and focused in order to get things
done. Kazimour said that mindset
has a huge impact on actual stress
levels on an individual. Her advice?
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Say things to yourself like, "Next
week will be better." With this men-
tality, you're more likely to remain
calm and focused in order to get
things done, as opposed to giving
yourself the negative and increasing
how bad you feel about
Student the situation.
Life 4. Get your blood
flowing
Kazimour and UF nutrition-
ist Linda Bobroff both agree that
physical activity is the most effective
mood lifter. Exercise burns cortisol,
the hormone the brain produces
during stress.
But for those of you who don't


happen to be exercise enthusiasts,
don't fret. It doesn't need to be vig-
orous exercise like running or kick-
boxing that saves you from your
mid-study slump.
"When you're studying and go-
ing at it, you probably don't have
time to go out for a run," Bobroff
said.
Instead, stretch a little or go for a
leisurely walk. It can even be a walk
around the library if you're too busy
focusing to leave. As long as you're
being physical, you're helping blood
flow to the brain, which will help
with productivity and alertness.
5. You are what you eat
Changing what and when you


eat can have a positive effect on your
mood. By eating every four to five
hours and limiting refined carbo-
hydrates like soda, candy and fruit
juice, you can lessen volatile blood
sugar swings and level out your
mood, Kazimour said.
She also said to incorporate pro-
tein with meals and snacks when-
ever possible. It slows down the
absorption of carbohydrates in the
blood, leaving you feeling upbeat
for hours.
Omega-3 fatty acids, mainly
found in fish, have been found to
improve mood and mental perfor-
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010


ALLIGATOR
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"I For Rent
furnished

$380 per bedroom-All inclusive!
3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail
<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
free tanning,freeHBO/showtime
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
these apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-20-10-70-1



WOW! Live from $325!
All Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s
* Cable * Internet * Utilities *
* Furnished * Tanning * 24 Hr Gym *
* TheLandingsUF.com * 336-3838 *
* 3801 SW 13th St *
4-20-70-1


Greenwich Green 2/2 for $799
Patio and Storage Closet
Call 352.372.8100
4-20-10-70-1


1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
4-20-70-1


Gainesville Place
Now leasing for 2011-2012!
4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive
(352) 271-3131 -- GainesvillePlace.com
4-20-70-1


All-inclusive private suites
***Starting @ $399***
Available for imm move in!
2 bus routes, tons of amenities
Lexington Crossing Apts
Call today! 373.9009
4-20-10-70-1


"ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY**
Almost Full for Fall!
2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available
Direct Bus Route to Campus!
www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696
4-20-10-70-1









4 BUS ROUTES TO UF!
Student Friendly 4/4's
$424 for EVERYTHING
www.GainesvillePlace.com
4-20-70-1





SPOLOS

ONLY $410/person
ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES
3Bedroom/3Bathroom
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-20-10-70-1


1/1 avail, in 4/4 Countryside condo on SW
23rd. Fully furnished, W/D, includes utilities
cap. $300 dep. $400/mo. Call 352-514-3398
12-8-21-1


Very nice,furnished 2 BDRM 1 BA Lge Liv
Rm w/ parquet wood floor All new BA w/tile
floor Newly carpeted BDRMS w/ceiling fans
Like new Kit appliances Laun Rm w/W/D
Cent. H/A Internet/Cable available Every RM
furnished On bus rte. Sorry no pets. $735/mo.
Call 727-423-9463 jlglackin@yahoo.com 12-
8-10-5-1


For Rent
furnished

2 ROOMS AVAIL. IN 2/2 APT AT WINDSOR
PARK. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. 3 BUS
ROUTES, 10-15 MIN TO UF. GREAT
AMENITIES. $450/ROOM. CALL/TXT
ANGIE 786-239-2740 FOR INFO. 12-8-6-1

QUIET SPLIT-PLAN HOME IN HALE
Has furnished 2BR/1 BA. $385/per BR.
Cable, utils, use of W/D, kitchen.
Non-smoker. Leave message 352-377-1648
1-5-10-7-1

4/2 $399/Bedroom! Privately owned condo
in University Commons. Cable, Internet, $40
utilities included. Any length of lease avail-
able. Call (904)-607-0713 12-8-5-1

Free rent for female: bedrm,
bath, kitchen, W/D, pool,
cable, internet, quiet, close
to UF, on bus line, $650 value
in exchange for minimal duties.
352-331-1686 Iv message. 1-6-10-6-1

ONE BLOCK FROM LIBRARY WEST
*$350/month ALL INCLUSIVE*
->Includes food, utilities, internet, parking
Apply at www.cloliving.org TODAY
Cooperative Living Organization,
352.377.4269
1-5-10-5-1


AI For Rent
unfurnished


QUIET, CLEAN.
LOTS OF GREEN
1br $375/MO. 372-6881, 213-3901 4-20-
10-70-2

Arbor Park
2 1\2B. $549 - 1050 Sqft
Call today 335-7275
4-20-10-70-2


Studios $599 Downtown location
Arlington 352-338-0002
4-20-10-70-2


1/1 E at $469ALL Pets Welcome
Frederick Gardens
Call (352) 372-7555
4-20-10-70-2


Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-20-10-70-2

Pinetree Gardens
3br for $799.
Free UF parking. 352-376-4002
4-20-10-70-2


Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 4-20-10-70-2

No deposit!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-20-10-70-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-8-09-168-2


For Rent
l unfurnished

3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235
Move In today. Park Near UF Free!
Call 352-371-7777
4-20-10-70-2

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
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Visa and Mastercard accepted.

1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes
*NEWLY UPGRADED APT HOMES*
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
4-20-10-70-2

Spanish Trace
2/1- 1000 sq ft- $629
Great Location - Butler Plaza
Call 352-373-1111
4-20-10-70-2

Cobblestone
3/3 Twnhme $1059
Cable and internet included
Call now 352-377-2801
4-20-70-2

1 & 2 BR - MOVE IN TODAY!
1/1 from $579 * 2/1.5 from $649
Townhomes & Flats * Pets Loved!
Includes water/sewer!
Pools*Tanning*Fitness*376-2507
4-20-10-70-2

***PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2

Madison Pointe
2 Bed 2 Bath $869
One Month Free
Call 352-372-0400
4-20-70-2


*3/3 Only $899/month*
Mention This Ad To Receive
$0 MOVE IN FEES!!
3 Bus Routes (9,34,35) & Great Amenities!
(352)335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-20-10-70-2


1bed @ Hidden Village
500 sq ft $479 Close to UF and Shands
Call 352-376-1248
4-20-10-70-2

The A School District!
1 Bed-$599*2Bed-$779
4Bed-$1099*Pool*Tennis
Townhomes*Walk in Closets
Personal Trainer*332-7401
4-20-70-2


No Move-In Fees
1/1's from $659 * 3/2's from $799
FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym
www.aspenridgeuf.com
352.367.9910
4-20-10-70-2


$499 ALL INCLUSIVE
Steps from SW Rec.
1 room available in 3/3
Female Roommate Match
(352) 379-9255
4-20-10-70-2


" For Rent
unfurnished

College Manor
Studios from $505
Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111
4-20-10-70-2








GP is NOW LEASING for 2011
Student friendly 4/4's!
(352) 271-3131 - GainesvillePlace.com
4-20-70-2

Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133 ext 114
4-20-10-70-2



Now you can easily
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Studios starting at $509
Across from UF
Call 352-371-7777
4-20-10-70-2

* Amazing Rent on 1 and 2BR apts.
Ranging from $390 to $545.
Sorry no pets or Section 8.
Madison on 20th. 335-7066 4-20-10-70-2


FOX HOLLOW
Gated Entry
MOVE-IN SPECIAL
1BR STARTING AT $540.
7301 W Univ Ave
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
352-332-3199
www.foxhollowgainesville.com
Text: foxhollow@65374
4-20-10-70-2

WALK TO UF!
* Studios $295-$325
*1BR $425
* 2BR $700 - 1 MONTH FREE RENT!
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2

2 & 3 BR Huge Floorplans!
2/2 from $659 * 3/2 from $779
Washer/Dryers * Pets Loved!
Pools*Tanning*Fitness!
Call Now! * 377-7401
4-20-10-70-2

Renting Now!!
We have REAL 1/1s
4 blocks to UF - GATORSIDE-1 MO FREE
400 sq ft, only $450!
1600 NW 4th Avenue
3BIks to UF- GATOR NEST
575 sq ft, $550 PLUS 1 MONTH FREE!
300 NW 18th Street
No application fee, most pets ok.
For info call E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636
or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com
1-31-10-68-2

LOOK!! NEAR UF
Many properties available near campus!
www.rentgainesville.com
Union Properties 352-373-7578
12-8-10-74-2


For Rent
Sunfurnished


BRIDGELIGHT
1 BR Loft Style
starting at $495 mo.
M-F 1-6 Sat. by appt.
3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221
www.bridgelightapts.com
Text: bridgelight@65374
4-20-10-70-2





POLOS

Washer/Dryer in Every Apartment
1/1's from $699 2/2's from $799
3/3's from $899
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-20-10-70-2

3/2 House Available Immediately
Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants
Free UF Parking!
352.371.7777 4-20-10-70-2

SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES
2.1 1/2 Bath Townhome
select units from 500.
352.376.6720 or 352.376.7041
www.sunisland.info
4-20-10-70-2

SUN BAY and Sun Key
2.1 bedroom Apartment
>From $550/mo; 1 mo free for
UF students
on yr lease
Walk to Campus
352-376.6720 or 352-376-7041
www.sunisland.info
4-20-10-70-2

2/2 & 3/3 RMM
Walk In Closets
Private Bathrooms
Cable w/HBO & Showtime
Full size W/D
Pet friendly
352-374-3866 4-20-10-70-2

Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $495. Many
floor plans, some with enclosed patios or bal-
conies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW,
W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus
route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700
12-8-10-74-2

SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES
1.1 Townhomes
>From $525 mo; 1 mo free with yr lease.
Walk to Campus
352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041
www.sunisland.info
4-20-10-70-2

SUN BAY and Sun Key
1.1 bedroom Apartment
(Not just a room!) 1 mo free for UF students
>From $475 mo; Walk to Campus
No other offers apply
352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041
www.sunisland.info
4-20-10-70-2


NAPIER GRANT
"HUGE" 2 BR/1BA
Starting at $575.
W/D hookups. Pets OK
Walk to Vet School
352-377-5221
www.cmcapt.com/napiergrant
Text: napiergrant@65374
4-20-10-70-2


PET'S PARADISE
$390 - $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 12-8-
10-93-2







10, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010


f.I For Rent
unfurnished




jB EdBaur
- MNonagerent inc.
GATOR GREAT!
Homes/Condos/Apartments
Close to UF on bus route!
www.edbaurmanagement.com
352-375-7104
12-8-10-74-2

SECTION 8 HOUSINGACCEPTED
Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs
Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades.
Must see! Call 332-7700
12-8-74-2

*Walk to UF O
Sorority Row Area
2/1 1000SF
$750/mo 352-375-8256
12-8-10-69-2

GREAT LOCATION - GREAT PRICE
Modern 2BR/1BA apts on Univ Ave across
from Stadium & O'Dome. Modern, all elec,
cent H/AC, Rent Neg. K&M Properties 372-
1509 1-5-10-67-2

1 BR/1 BA, full kitchen. Near UF.
H20 & sewer incl. $475/mo.
Call 352-332-8481 or 352-359-1644 1-5-
10-51-2

$500-$600 clean, spacious PRIVATE, apt.
for calm, stable, mature person in quiet area,
greenspace/trees; pvt patio, near UF & dntn,
bus. 1825-1826 NW 10th st. 352-376-0080,
352-284-3873; postj@bellsouth.net 12-8-
10-41-2

2 Months Free!
Sundowne Villas
Studio *$430 and 1/1 *$457
Located behind Butler Plaza
Pet friendly No weight limits!
Ph. 377-2596 www.gremco.com
12-8-10-37-2

One Month Free!
Courtney Greens
Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
Totally Renovated 1/1 *$499
Near Oaks Mall Near UF and Butler Plaza
Cyber Cafe and 24hr Fitness Center
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
12-8-10-37-2

2 MONTHS FREE!
Pine Rush Villas
NO PET/ALARM FEES
Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1/1 *$447
2/1 *$548
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
12-8-10-37-2

2 Months Free
Sunrise Villas
One Bedroom Villa *$428
Near UF and Shand's
Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
Ph. 372-4835 www.gremco.com
12-8-10-37-2

Creekside Villas! Off NW 13th by Lowes
1/1 laminate floors, vinyl floor in kitchen, re-
modeled bathroom, washer/dryer $525/mo
incl water, sewer, trash, $400 dep 352-562-
6509 12-8-10-30-2

First Month Free
Campus Walk Apartments
All Inclusive Individual Leases
4 Bedroom Townhomes and flats
Located on UF campus
$350 per bedroom All Inclusive
Semester Leases available!
(352) 376-0828
(Rental office at Homestead Apts.)
www.gremco.com
12-8-10-27-2

HISTORIC APTS Pleasant Street Historic
District. 2BR $850, two 1 BRs $625 & $575.
one efficiency $475. Hardwood floors, ceiling
fans, high ceiling & porches. 1st, last, security.
No dogs. 538-1550 aprleve@aol.com 1-5-
10-22-2


OF-lFor Rent
unfurnished

HISTORIC HOUSES * 3BR/1.5 BA front
porch, ceiling fans, hardwood floors. $1280/
mo 222 NW4thAve. S 3BR/1BA923 SE 4th
St. Large yard, $1000/mo 1st, last, sec. No
dogs. aprleve@aol.com or 352-538-1550
1-5-10-22-2

* HOUSE 4BR/3BA 2816 W University Ave
1 mi to UF. Fenced-in nice backyard. W/D,
DW. $1450/mo Negotiable.
*3BR2BA 3627 SW 15th St. $850/mo.
327-2931, 376-6183 1-5-10-22-2

1 BLK TO UF! Behind Leonardos
Pizza. 2BR 1 BAApts
Central H & Air, 1234 Sw 1st Ave-
$600/Mo Call Merrill
Management Inc 352-372-1494 1-7-10-
21-2

$475 per Month 2BR 1BAApts
3 BLKS TO UF! 840 Sq. Ft.
Large Rooms, Plenty of
Parking, Central H & Air, Laundry Fac.
Carpet, Pets Allowed. 829 Sw 5th Avenue.
St. Croix Apts, Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 or
tazzie2l @bellsouth.net 1-7-10-21-2

2BR 1BAApt 3 BLKS TO UF
New Carpet $450/Mo Window A/C,
Nat Gas Ht. 216 SW 12th Street.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
1-7-10-21-2

EFFECIENCY -2 Rooms(not bedrooms)
Shared Bathroom, Window A/C
Carpet, Across from UF Stadium
1830 NW 1st Avenue $295/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494
1-7-10-21-2

GRAD II APTS
1236 SW 4th Avenue
1BR 1BAApt 1 BLKto UF
Central H & Air, Inclds
Wtr, Swg, Pest Contrl
$500/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x10 1-7-10-21-2


TUMBLING CREEK CONDOS
1BR/1 BA. Close to campus. $550/mo, $550
dep. 352-493-3487 or ronrobis@gmail.com
12-8-10-16-2

The Cottages on Market Street
2BR/1BA apt $450 mo; No Dep, No Fee's
UF FT Students only
Bike to Campus, Walk to Starbucks
Tommy 352-339-1965
1-5-10-13-2


**1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT@@
Cent heat/air, new carpet/paint, new applianc-
es, new cabinets. 1109 NW 41st Ave. $500/
mo. www.AndreeRealty.com 352-375-2900
1-5-10-13-2


***4BR/2BA HOUSE@@@
One mile to UF, offers fenced yard, washer/
dryer, lawn service, pest control included.
$1100/mo ANDREE REALTY 352-375-2900
1-5-10-13-2




JEdBaur
-m Management Inc.

*NW 1 br, new carpet/paint, close to banks/
shopping, minutes from downtown & UF,
some utilities included, $450/mo
*NW 2br 2ba flat, large mst br, w/d, en-
closed screened patio, 1 mo free w/year
lease, $700/mo
*SW 2br, 1.5ba townhouse near shopping,
community pool, $600/mo, 1 mo free w/yr
lease
OMill Pond- Lovely 2br, 2ba flat with Florida
rm, courtyard, garage, community pool and
tennis courts. $1000
*Downtown 2 BR at the Lofts at W.
University. This modern designed unit in-
cludes cable, internet, washer/dryer, and 2
onsite parking spaces. Minutes from UF and
Shands, $1050/mo
*Edbaurmanagement.com 352-375-7104*
12-8-10-11-2


a l For Rent
| unfurnished


THE


a' ESTATES
Spring housing available
The Estates has limited spring spaces avail-
able. Apply online at www.theestatesuf.com
or call 352.692.1313.
12-8-10-10-2


DUCKPOND STONE COTTAGE STUDIO
Located behind vintage house. Small but
cute! Full kitchen, bath, W/D, large yard,
quiet. Avail Dec/Jan. $475/mo. 306 NE 6th
St 352-538-6527 1-5-10-7-2


1 BDAPT IN VINTAGE 100 YR OLD HOME!
Hardwood firs ,tile kitchen and bath, new
cabinets, high ceilings, large closet, washer/
dryer, fireplace. free internet. 115 NE 9th St
$500 per mo 317-1458 Avail now. 1-5-10-
7-2


2 large bedrooms/2 bath house. 1,250 sq.
feet. Wood floors. Front screened porch.
Quiet residential neighborhood 1.5 miles
from campus. Convenient location. Energy
efficient. Garden space. $800/mo. 374-0848.
12-7-10-5-2


MILL POND CONDO
3BR/2BA, garage. Across from GHFC.
$1000/mo. Available January. 331-6872
1-5-10-7-2


Walk to campus from huge 1/1 located one
block from Tigert Hall - 1113 SW 3rd Avenue.
$700/month does not include utilities.
Available immediately. Drive by & if interest-
ed call 352-494-7899. 12-8-10-5-2


5bd/2ba $1400/mo. or 5 share at $280 each.
Screened in pool! Fenced-in backyard. Over
1,800 sq ft! Fireplace,living,dining, kitch-
en. Furniture and washer/dryer available.
Walking distance to bus line. 3 miles from UF.
Email rfandler@hotmail.com 1-5-10-6-2



LARGE HOUSE 3BR/2BA
All wood floors, 4 fireplaces. Downtown in
the bed & breakfast area. $1500/mo. 352-
373-7566 1-5-10-5-2


Sorority Row/Norman Hall
921 SW 8Th Ave - Large 3/1 House
New paint, New carpet, W/D include
386-405-8376 -A Must See!
Open House 12/10 9am-12pm
12-8-10-4-2


2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING
A LARGE POND. Located west of Campus
Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun
Subdivision. Clean & neat. $750/mo. Call
352-871-7801 1-5-10-5-2



-subleases



Stratford Court
Reduced $300/mo!
1 BR Luxury Apartment--800 sf plus balcony
$829/mo; walk 1 block to UF campus
Contact Stephanie at 954-536-5133
1-5-10-7-3


Harbor Cove
Apartments

* 1 bedrooms From $522

* 2 bedrooms From $614

* 24-hour Fitness center

* Gated community

* On RTS bus route 75

352-331-9677
www.myhaborcoveapts.com


Attractive 1/1 available in a 2/2 just 1 block
from campus. Available Jan through July.
$500/mo + utils. W/D, dishwasher, parking,
pool, pet-friendly. Living room furnished &
bedroom upon request. 407-538-2886 12-
7-5-3


Sublease a 1/1 @ The Laurels on 34th St.
$809 per month + utilities, unfurnished; Pet
fee not included. Quite area, On bus route.
Begins 1/1/2011 to 7/30/2011. Please call
813-310-7636 or 813-317-6842. 1-13-10-
10-3



U Roommates


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-20-70-4

Call now. Share 4BR/4BA upgraded condo
at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils, W/D,
internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. Avail
immed. $425/mo
1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929
12-8-10-24-4


Female seeking same $385+1/3 utl (Wrls int,
Sat tv, & GRU). Room for rent in 3/2 house
in NW neighborhoods, quiet area. Avail now.
Pet friendly, W/D, wood firs, fenced yard.
Bus route 8. Jessica 352-222-6900 1-12-
10-30-4


LARGE BEDROOM, PRIVATE BATH in
3/3 townhome. Share with 2 UF Seniors.
Washer/dryer, pool, tennis. Screened porch
faces trees. On bus route. $395 plus 1/3 utili-
ties. 301-305-6206. 12-8-10-10-4


Avail. Dec - 5 Blocks to UF Great House;
2 Roommates Needed; N/S - 4 Bed/2Ba
House $450/mo ea + 1/3 Util Sandy 352-
359-8484 12-8-10-12-4


look for female rmmt in 3/3 @ hidden lakes
incl util,cable,internet,w/d,pool,tanning,gym
locate on bus route 5 min uf $437/mon avail
mid dec call deb 352-438-4692 12-8-10-
10-4


Seeking 2 prof/grad females.3 bed/2b house
in NW palm grove subdivision, quiet fam-
ily environ, washer/dryer/electricity included
$450, RTS bus route, 7 miles from UF/
Shands, excellent bike route!352-5140316
12-8-10-7-4

Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, pool-
side, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed
internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils in-
cluded. $350/mo. No deposit required. 863-
634-1893. Available immediately. 1-5-10-
6-4


a lReal 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 373-
Find (373-3463)

SEE ALL CONDOS
WWV.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price University Realty, 352-281-3551
12-8-74-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
University Realty at 352-219-2879. 12-8-
74-5

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, HANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters,
2 Direct Bus Stops to UF.
Matt Price, University Realty 352-281-3551
12-8-74-5

WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS - New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, University Realty, 352-219-2879
12-8-74-5


Furnishings


BED - QUEEN - $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
deliver. 12-8-10-74-6


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W1M Furnishings


BED - FULL SIZE - $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 12-8-10-74-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 12-8-10-74-6

BED - KING - $200 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 12-8-74-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850
(352) 372-7490 12-8-74-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846
12-8-74-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/mat-
tress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-8-74-6


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**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
12-8-74-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 12-8-74-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard,
Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell,
can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-8-10-74-6

COMPUTER & DESK, TWIN BEDS,
BOOKSHELVES, MUCH MORE - Call 352-
376-8901 - By appointment only. 12-8-10-
4-6






CASH PAID for Laptops
Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
Joel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz
12-8-10-74-7


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ACROSS
1 Try to obtain
sensitive info
using an Internet
scam
6 Chase down, as
a fly ball
10 Falls behind
14 'Tiny Bubbles"
singer
15 Tip-top
16 Towards the
sheltered side, at
sea
17 Specialized
jargon
18 "_ call us,
we'll..."
19 Red sky, to a
sailor
20 Sidewalk
periodical vendor
23 -Locka, Florida
24 Gut courses
25 Edwards or
Langley, e.g.
31 Political
corruption
32 Police busts
33 Revolutionary
statesman
Franklin
36 Knocks on the
door
37 Response to a
fencing lunge
38 Nothing, in tennis
39 Picnic invader
40 Intimidated
41 Tendon
42 Court-ordered
parental
obligation
44 Show hosts
47 Actor Mineo
48 Philanthropic
group chartered
by auto execs
54 Notion
55 Univ. sports
group
56 Liberate from the
hitching post
58 Shakespearean
king
59 Tiger Woods's ex
60 Allow to pass
61 Benevolent order
62 Cowgirl Evans
63 Cropped up


DOWN
1 High-tech
organizer,
briefly
2 English or French
instrument
3 "Picnic" dramatist
4 Braggarts
5 Lively nightclub
6 Thompson of
"Family"
7 Hula _
8 Green Gables
girl
9 Prepare
10 Taoism founder
11 Hypoallergenic
skin care brand


12 Davis who played
Thelma
13 Transmits
21 Bogey beater
22 Impertinence
25 Taj Mahal city
26 Pakistan
neighbor
27 Engrossed
28 Move like a baby
29 Like some seals


35 Eft, when mature
37 Like the victims in
"Arsenic and Old
Lace"
38 Pencil for one's
kisser
40 Kitchen VIP
41 Pancake flipper
42 Coniferous trees
43 Mex. neighbor
44 Submit a tax
return over the
Internet


45 Hobbyist's plane,
e.g.
46 Old floorboard
sound
49 Golden State sch.
50 Carpentry
fastener
51 Certain
Scandinavian
52 Filmdom's
Preminger
53 Penpoints
57 Sight organ


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APEX ODI Ef REMI T
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30 Feathered friends IMIAIRI LI OIUIRISSI C
33 Sonny of Sonny A LOES A L EC MKAN
and Cher v E TS DA E G
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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12-8-10-74-7






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

ELECTRIC BIKE
Will go 40 miles on a charge. Paid over $800,
ridden only 5 miles. Beautiful trail style. Will
go 15 mph. Asking $500 386-462-3148. May
have to leave message. 1-5-10-4-9






***PARKING***
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
12-8-10-74-10


GOATS FOR SALE
Charlie - 352-278-1925 12-8-74-10


*BK CHRISTMAS TREES*
Containerized Southern Red Cedar&Arizona
Cypress. 2ft - 12ft, $5 - $65. 20926 NW 75th
St, Alachua. 386-462-2060 1-5-10-9-10




Wa Motorcycles. Mopeds



***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM**
FULLSERVICE MOTORCYCLE -SCOOTER
REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM
& AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE
PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-8-
10-74-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-20-10-70-11



***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No le-
git shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com 12-8-10-
74-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
4-20-10-70-11

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
12-8-10-74-11

**SCOOTER RENTALS**
Rent for a day, week, month or semester.
Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271
www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-20-
10-70-11

RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
!NOW OFFERS FREE PICK UP!
For Motorcycles & Scooters for the
remainder of 2010. In Gainesville only.
Call 352-377-6974 518 SE 2nd St,
12-8-74-11'


FAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS 0
ORunning or not!O
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-8-74-12

CARS - CARS Buy6SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-20-70-12

WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980
4-20-70-12


**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973
Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville
4-20-70-12


I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
12-8-10-56-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
60 day payoff
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
352-338-1999 12-8-73-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down!
No credit check
Cash vehicles $1000 and up!
352-338-1999 12-8-73-12


By Donna S. Levin
(c)2010 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
4-20-70-13

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
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.

I'm blind, Catholic, & attend Mass at Queen
of Peace. If you're interested in sharing
transportation with me, you can be my bless-
ing. Please call 352-219-6948. I often take
part in church service, as a lector or greeter.
12-8-10-74-13

BE A BLESSING TO ME, AND COME HELP
ME LEARN TO RAKE KNIT, 2 Wednesday
evenings a month. The things we will make
WILL BE SENT TO HAITI AND OTHER
PLACES. Call 352-219-6948. 12-8-10-
74-13







St. Francis House is a
homeless shelter and soup kitchen located
in downtown Gainesville and
we are looking for help from
volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in
need of donations such as razors, body
wash, soap and toothbrushes.
If you are interested in helping
please contact:
Jared Salter at (352) 378-9079
or by email at:
sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com
10-3-6-13





This newspaper assumes no responsibility
for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the adver-
tiser before giving out personal information
or arranging meetings or investing money.


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14

FUTURE GMs
Now hiring assistant managers
GatorDominos.com/jobs
4-20-10-70-14

PHONE AGENTS NEEDED
Must have Excellent Vocabulary and
Communication skills. PC skills needed.
Apply Now! 6020 NW 4th Place, Suite G.
352-371-5888 x 111 4-20-70-14

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 4-20-10-
70-14

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! - Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 sandysresale.com 12-8-10-74-14

HIRING 50 DRIVERS
Domino's is hiring drivers for all shifts.
Applicants must have 1 ticket maximum in
the last 3 years, a 2003 or newer car and a
positive attitude. $12-$15 per hour. Apply at
gatordominos.com. 4-20-10-70-14


STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM
Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 12-
8-10-74-14


92 Eagle Talon $1699
89 Ford Bronco II $1499
97 Pontiac Transport $1499
96 Chevy Blazer $1999
352-338-1999 12-8-73-12


98 Cadillac Deville $1999
95 Ford Explorer $1999
98 Ford Expolorer $1999
97 Lincoln Town car $1999
352-338-1999 12-8-73-12

98 Landrover Discovery $4999
01 Chevy Silverado $4999
99 Ford F150 $5999
98 Dodge Durango $6999
352-338-1999 12-8-73-12

SUNRISE AUTO SALES
Certified vehicles
No credit check
Move vehicles $500 & up!
352-375-9090 12-8-73-12

SUNRISE AUTO SALES
No credit check, buy here pay here
Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans
30 day warranty
352-375-9090 12-8-73-12

02 Dodge Neon $4500
00 Chevy 3500 $5900
02 Chevy Camero $6999
03 Ford Taurus $6999
352-375-9090 12-8-73-12

05 Saturn Ion $7999
04 Toyota Corolla $7999
04 Kia Sorento $8999
03 Nissan Altima $9999
352-375-9090 12-8-73-12


Great bargain:
Year 2000, model Chrysler Cirrus, extra
clean body and interior, 11400 miles. $5490
or the best offer. Call 352-375-6754 1-5-
10-4-12







LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
* ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-8-
74-13


D E ADL Y S E SCETA R Y
IMSPI ISTBOUS TARY
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12, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010


ill Help Wanted


Earn $1000-3200 per month to
drive our car with ads.
www.AdCarDriver.com 12-8-10-32-14

Academy Medical is offering an internship to
help build out its technology infrastructure.
Candidates must have strong IT skills includ-
ing SQL. Previous experience with building
online databases is a plus. 20 hours week @
$15/hr. Please send resumes to rob@acade-
mymedical.net. Questions call Rob Fischetti
at 804-690-4422. 1-5-10-21-14

CNAs who believe in compassionate care &
uncompromising services are encouraged to
apply on-line at http://ck546.ersp.biz/employ-
ment. Strict background checks/drug screen.
12hr shifts, days, nights & wkends avail. 12-
6-10-14-14

FT NANNY needed M-F start by JAN;
min 2 wks/mon for 40hrs; travel w/ mom;
3yr old / 9 mon; $12/hr; exp; good refs;
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 1-5-10-
15-14


BARN HELP
Sunday only in exchange for lessons
at Hunter/Jumper facility. EXPERIENCE
REQUIRED 352-359-4149 1-5-10-15-1

RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS
Part-time hourly work
Flexible schedules
$8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGIS.COM 12-8-10-7-14

TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk
K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 after-
noons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF
Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers
welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net
1-7-10-9-14

CAREER POSITIONS
Stay in Gainesville. Great benefits and op-
portunities. Flexible hours.

*ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
* SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Please apply online at http://www.gleim.com
12-8-10-6-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT
Flex hours. Excellent Word, Excel, typing,
internet skills. $7.25/hr. Indicate current and
spring semester available schedules, major,
graduating semester. siva1950@yahoo.com
1-5-10-7-14

PORTRAIT SALES
Help wanted for busy retail stores.
Full time, part time, local and some travel.
Call Dominick 352-229-1004 12-7-10-5-14

LEASING AGENTS WANTED!
Stoneridge Apartments. Several part time
positions available. Experience a plus, but
not required. Detail oriented and outgoing a
must! Apply in person at:3800 SW 34th St.
12-8-5-14

Going to be in G'ville during break? One seri-
ous hardworking and trustworthy UF student.
Gen or const labor, exp w/electrical & plumb-
ing, carpentry, chainsaw & heavy lifting. PT
flex hrs. $7-7.50/hr. 327-2931 or 376-6183
12-6-10-3-14


J ll Help Wanted


PT NANNY FOR TODDLER
Near downtown. Non-smoker, references
required. Optional live-in situation. Call 352-
316-6696 12-8-3-14






NOW HIRING
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
SPRING 2011
Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com
1-14-10-11-14




rServices


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-20-70-15



Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm
tech? Express Training offers courses, days,
eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos.
Call 352-338-1193 or
expresstrainingservices.com 4-20-09-70-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
12-8-74-15


FREE HORSES FOR
TLC HORSEBOARD
Call Charlie at 352-278-1925.
12-8-74-15


MINI MAXI WAREHOUSES/UHAUL
$39 storage units/mo. Student discounts
available. UHaul truck/trailer rentals. No line,
no waiting. Call 24/7, 352-373-6294
minimaxiwarehouse.com 12-8-74-15



Do You Need a Photographer?
Weddings@Events * Posters * Slideshows
GatorAlum $100/hr You keep the digital files
www.mrdigital.biz 352-672-5206
12-8-10-74-15



NEED A DOG WALKER?
Aloha Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
(352) 792-5598
www.AlohaPetSitting .info
Licensed, Insured, Bonded 12-6-10-15-15



A INTERNATIONAL
V 4 SERVICE
LEARNING9
SERVE * LEARN * TRAVEL
International Health teams for students!
Our trips work around your schedule.
Check out our website for an experience
that will change your life! www.islonline.org
1-5-10-7-15


iJ Wl Health Services J WJll Event Notices


HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)


All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-20-70-16


THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
12-8-74-16


A Woman's Answer
Think you might be pregnant?
Testing, confidential advising
Referrals
352-376-2716 12-8-74-16


rPorsonals



HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)


*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-20-70-18


Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns
clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay
$. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie,
punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and
costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752
12-8-11-18



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by Chris Richereek
1. Name the last N.L. pitcher before
St. Louis' Adam Wainwright in 2009
to not win the Cy Young Award
despite getting more first-place votes
than the winner?
2. Who was the last rookie pitcher
to be a 20-game winner in the major
leagues?
3. Who was the first Division I-A
college football player to pass for 300
or more yards and run for 200 or more
yards in the same game?
4. Name the player who holds the
record for most NBA regular-season
games played.
5. How old was Jimmy Carson
when he tallied 55 goals for the Los
Angeles Kings in 1987-88?
6. When was the last time Mexico's
men's soccer team reached the World
Cup quarterfinals?
7. Who holds the single-season
record for the most wins in World
Cup skiing?
Answers
1. San Diego's Trevor Hoffman,
who finished second toAtlanta's Tom
Glavinein 1998.
2. Tom Browning won 20 for Cin-
cinmati in 1985.
3. Marques Tuiasosopo, forth Uni-
versity of Washington in 1999.
4. Robert Parish played in 1,611
NBA games.
5. He was 19.
6. It was 1986.
7. Vrcni Schneider won 14 times in
the 1988-89 season.
C 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


TRY OUR At-Your-Location-Business. No
Set Up Costs! Sell Vacation Properties From
Your Location! Take FREE Vacations! Call
Now! 1-877-465-8463 12-6-10-4-20


Will Earth be hit by an unknown planet? Leo
Roy will be having a talk on 1/5/11 about the
event that will be coming towards Earth Dec.
10-27, 2012 at theAlachua County Lib. Room
A. 1-3pm All welcomed to a curious talk! 1-5-
5-20


MARY AND JOSEPH: The Scandalous Birth
of the Christ Child - a musical drama - Sat.
Dec 11 @ 6 pm & Sun. Dec 12 @6 pm - First
Baptist Church, 14105 NW 39 Ave. Gville
352-376-4681 FREE ADMISSION 12-6-1-
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Il| Entertainment JLost& Found


WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun - Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
12-8-74-21

SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public We-Fr-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk
Skeet - Trap - Olympic Trap -5 Stand
gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044
12-8-10-74-21


Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville * Better Prices
Better Fields * Better Call 371-2092
4-20-10-70-21


Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's lost
what you've found. Call 373-FIND.


LOST VIDEO CAMERA
Panasonic SDR H40 42x
Last seen at the bathouses Sat 10/9/10
Any info call (850) 543-3762
REWARD $500
1-6-25-25


FOUND LITTLE GRAY BUNNY
Sweet boy, loves to be petted. Found at NW
16thAv. & NW 6th St. 377-4217 12-6-4-25


by David L. Hoyt 12-6-10


CLUE ACROSS ANSWER


Divide
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Light-haired person
Doubter
Book division
Sullenly


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ANSWER

DENLOB
PEKSCIT
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LYGU LM


CLUE: Russia, Jupiter and the
Pacific Ocean, for example.

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How to play unscrambling the answers. When the puzzle is complete,
unscramble the circled letters to so ve the BONUS.
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OPERATION CATNIP
LAST SPAY DAY FOR 2010
DECEMBER 12TH
Don't miss the last chance in 2010 for you
to make an impact on the community cat
population. If you don't have a community
cat in mind that needs to be fixed please let
us know and we will pair you with a caregiver
who needs your help getting cats to the clinic
for FREE spay/neuter. If you cannot spare
your time please make a tax deductible dona-
tion. While our services are offered to care-
givers for FREE our cost is actually about
$30 per cat. Contact us about our Wish List
too. ocgainesville@gmail.com 352.380.0940
Purchase one of our
Florida Animal Friend License Plates
*GREAT CHRISTMAST GIFT IDEA*
12-8-6-24






MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 13


UF SWIMMING

Gators finish 2nd at Big Al Open


By ALLISON BANKO
Alligator Writer


They train with championship
finishes in mind. For some of the
younger UF swimmers and div-
ers, this weekend was their first
taste of why they put in those long
hours.
Florida carried a mere 30-man
roster to Princeton's Big Al Open
this weekend, offering some
championship exposure for 13 of
the squad's freshmen.
"It was good preparation for
the end of the year to be prepared
to swim fast all six sessions and
leave no room for errors," fresh-
man swimmer Alicia Mathieu
said.
The men's and women's squad
placed second in the Open.
The Gators entered the three-
day, 36-event competition rested,
reducing yardage in the pool prior
to competition to see how a break
could translate to the pool.
The team racked up a slew
of personal bests, including Ma-
thieu's 500-yard freestyle time of
4:47.66, an NCAA qualifying time.
Other milestones include sopho-
more Sharla Milne's first win of


the season in the 500-yard freestyle
with a time of 4:47.53, just edging
second-place Mathieu. Freshmen
Trish Regan, Ellese Zalewski and
Brad deBorde also clocked per-
sonal bests.
In the first event of the final
day, Mathieu dominated the
women's 1650-yard freestyle, set-
ting a promising tone for the rest
of the day's competition.
"This meet is definitely go-
ing to help us as we head
toward our two biggest
meets of the year."
Anthony Lewark
UFjunior diver

"We came back [Sunday] with
a new focus and it showed with
some outstanding swims," asso-
ciate head coach Martyn Wilby
said.
. .I.. '"' Mathieu's win were
top-place nabs by sophomore Jon-
athan Jordan in the men's 1,650-
yard freestyle, Zalewski in the
women's 100-yard freestyle and
the 200-yard butterfly, and junior
Gabriel Huen in the men's 200-
yard butterfly.


Diving Dominates First Day:
On the kickoff of the Open, the
diving squad swept the competi-
tion, snagging the top two spots in
the women's three-meter and the
men's one-meter. The women's
sole senior diver, Monica Dodson,
placed just ahead of junior Kaylee
Doback. And junior Anthony Lew-
ark edged fellow junior Colin Bell.
Come championship time, ev-
ery point counts, something Dod-
son said is crucial when the Gators
perform on the diving board.
"Diving has become a much
bigger influence on our team than
in the past, especially with tough-
er teams," she said. "It's the extra
points at the other end of the pool
that can make a difference."
The diving squad also gained
crucial exposure as all divers par-
ticipated in each of the events the
Open had to offer this weekend.
"Coming and diving in a long
weekend meet like this is good
practice for both SECs and NCAAs
- they're both very long weeks
and very tiring and stressful,"
Lewark said. "This meet is defi-
nitely going to help us as we head
toward our two biggest meets of
the year."


Matt ripp / Alligator start
UF's Monica Dodson and the diving team took the top two spots in
the women's three-meter.


UF won last two sets to take down FSU


VOLLEYBALL, from page 14


Things looked bleak for the Gators as they trailed in
the fifth set by scores of 12-7, 14-13 and 15-14. However,
the Gators battled to the end, rallying to victory and
closing the Seminoles' season.
"We've been in high drama, and second-round
matches are some of the best in the tournament," Wise
said. "With very little preparation time from one match
to the next, you're playing a team that's just coming
off a big win. Oh yeah: and it's Florida State and they
played terrific."
Junior middle blocker Cassandra Anderson came up
big on defense for the Gators, recording a match-high 12
blocks along with eight digs.


Florida had a higher hitting percentage and recorded
more kills, assists, service aces, digs and blocks than the
Seminoles.
However, the Gators also had six more service errors
and four more attack errors.
The Gators will take on Purdue (23-10) on Friday
in Austin, Texas. Purdue - Wise's alma mater-is the
tournament's 16th seed.
"I was thinking '7-12,'" Wise said. "This team has
been here before. We were down 7-12 against Nebras-
ka in Omaha, and this team came back and won, so I
shouldn't doubt them. I just knew that at that specific
point there was no room for error. We had to play per-
fect. The effort level and some of those digs were just
outstanding. Some nights when it's not going well,
you're lucky and you move on."


Bowl features coaching

showdown between

Meyer, Paterno


FOOTBALL, from page 14

"We are excited to hear that we are going
to the Outback Bowl and play in another New
Year's Day game," coach Urban Meyer said in a
statement.
"We are proud of our history of playing in
January Bowl games - not everyone gets to en-
joy that experience. We've been fortunate around
here to be in a bowl game for 20 consecutive
years, and I've told our players and staff to not
take that for granted."
In his first season as UF coach, Meyer led the
Gators to a 31-24 victory against Iowa in the Out-
back Bowl. That was the last
time Florida participated in the
game.
The Jan. 1 meeting will fea-
ture a showdown between two
of the country's premier col-
lege football coaches in Meyer
Meyver and Joe Paterno, who won his
400th game on Nov. 6 against
Northwestern and is the all-time leader in FBS
victories.
"We look forward to facing Penn State and
one of the true legends in the game in coach
Joe Paterno," Meyer said. "I have a tremendous
amount of respect for coach Paterno and I will be
honored to have the opportunity to coach in the
same game as him."
The Gators and the Nittany Lions have faced
off twice, with UF winning both of the match-
ups. The last time the two teams met up, Florida
beat Penn State 21-6 in the Citrus Bowl on Jan.
1, 1998.


Saj Guevara/ Alligator Staff
The UF volleyball team pulled out a 17-15 victory in the fifth set to seal a comeback victory against FSU on Sat-
urday. The Gators advanced and will face Purdue on Friday in the NCAA regional semifinals.











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Florida showcases improved offense in rout


* SIX UF PLAYERS FINISHED
WITH AT LEAST SEVEN SHOT
ATTEMPTS.

By GREG LUCA
Alligator Staff Writer
gluca@alligator org

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After
a week in which two dismal scor-
ing performances resulted in the
season's second loss, the Gators
came out Sunday with what se-
nior Chandler Parsons called the
best half of basketball they have
played this season.
Florida scored only 30 points
over the first 20 minutes, but it
did so without any of the selfish
and disjointed play that resulted
in a defeat against UCF.
Instead, the No. 18 Gators
(6-2) made smart decisions and
moved the ball with precision as
they defeated American (5-3) 67-
48 in the Verizon Center in Wash-
ington, D.C.
"Tonight I think the first half
was the best offensive half we've
had all year just from the stand-
point of running offense, execut-
ing, and making the extra pass,"
Parsons said. "We're going to
knock down shots so we're not
going to worry about that. We're
just working on getting the best


available one."
Florida's commitment to self-
lessness and ball distribution
yielded 14 assists compared to
just six turnovers for Sunday's
starters.
Those numbers mark a major


improvement from the season's
first seven contests, over which
the unit had 69 assists and 75
turnovers.
"We just wanted to share
the ball and get back to Florida
basketball," sophomore Erving


Walker said. "Just trying to not
force plays, making the extra
pass, hustling on defense and
things like that."
That willingness to pass led to
an even shot distribution, as six
players finished with seven, eight


UF forward Chandler Parsons rebounded from his 1-for-9 performance against UCF with 13 points and
eight rebounds against American on Sunday.


or nine shot attempts.
As American switched be-
tween man and zone defenses,
different areas of the floor started
to open up for the Gators, who
were willing to take whatever the
Eagles gave them.
"I think that's our identity,"
Parsons said. "That's what type
of team we should be. We've got
nobody going out there trying to
get 20 or 30 points per game."
In the days leading up to the
contest, coach Billy Donovan
stressed the team's need to focus
on the things they could control.
Instead of worrying about
whether a specific shot goes in,
Donovan said players should be
worried about shot selection and
the passes that lead to an open
look.
That mindset is the reason
Donovan was pleased with the
play of sophomore Kenny Boyn-
ton, who had seven assists and
zero turnovers but also went 0
for 9 from the field in a scoreless
effort.
"The minute the ball leaves
your hand, gravity has more con-
trol than actually you do," Dono-
van said. "I'm more proud that
he played the right way. As long
as our team is getting good shots
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15


UF to face Penn St.


in Outback Bowl


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Staff Writer
achiang@alligator org

After a disappointing sea-
son, the Gators received some
surprising news.
On Sunday, Florida (7-5)
accepted an invitation to play
in the Outback Bowl in Tam-
pa on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. against
Penn State (7-5).
The Gators were selected
ahead of South Carolina


and Mississippi State - two
teams that beat UF in the
Swamp this season - to play
in the game.
Earlier
in the week,
Football many thought
Football Florida would
take part in the
Gator Bowl, another New
Year's Day bowl in Jackson-
ville.
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 13


* Chris Collinsworth's curious description of Ben Rothelisburger after the public
restroom enthusiast broke his nose: "He doesn't look like a homecoming queen
... tonight." ... Craig Monteilh, an FBI informant at an Irving, Calif., mosque, ter-
rified members of the mosque when he suggested they blow up a mall. Those
members reported Monteilh to the FBI as a potential terrorist, and we're now
one supernatural twist from our next M. Night Shyamlan film.


UF VOLLEYBALL

Gators survive five-set thriller


By MATT RUBIN
Alligator Writer

Florida played its last home match of this sea-
son Saturday night and it was arguably the most
exciting match ever to be played in Gainesville.
The No. 1 Gators (29-1, 20-0 Southeastern Con-
ference) defeated Florida State in a breathtaking
five-set match 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 17-
15) to advance to the NCAA regional semifinals.
"This match lived up to its billing, and I can't
say enough good things about how well Florida
State played," coach Mary Wise said. "I don't
think we've played a team all year that has passed
as consistently as they did."
The match between the rivals was one of ups
and downs for both sides. There were eight ties
in the first set, none in a close second set, four in
the third set, 10 in the fourth set and eight in the
fifth set.
"To make a run in this tournament you got to


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be healthy, you got to have some pretty good tal-
ent and once in a while along the way you got to
catch a break," Wise said. "I think we caught a
break tonight."
Junior setter Kelly Murphy led the Gators
with a triple double. Murphy
hit .385 on her way to recording
a match-high 19 kills, 21 assists
and 12 digs. She also recorded
two blocks.
Murphy also became the 17th
player in UF history to record
1,000 kills.
"It would have been pretty
bittersweet to have our season end with a loss to
Florida State," Murphy said.
"I just think that any second round match with
any team playing in their possible last match of
the season is bound to be exciting."

SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 13



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Tampa Bay 24


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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 E ALLIGATOR, 15


Shooting woes prove costly in upset loss to Brown


* UF SHOT 30.6 PERCENT
FROM THE FIELD SUNDAY.

By MATT WATTS
Alligator Writer
Florida finally showed its youth.
Before Saturday's dismantling
of Providence College, 10 points or
fewer had decided each game and
the inexperienced Gators had to
fight for every victory.
The Gators won four of those
despite shooting under 40 percent
from the field.


But that wasn't the case Sunday.
Needing a win to clinch its sec-
ond tournament title of the sea-
son, Florida (7-2) fell flat and was
shocked 56-50 by Brown (3-6) in the
final game of the Brown Bear Classic
in Providence, R.I.
"Name an aspect of the game,
and that's where it was decided,"
coach Amanda Butler said when
asked to pinpoint her team's strug-
gles. "They shot better than us. They
defended better than us. We were
out-coached. We were out-hustled.
We didn't come to play."
The loss came at the hands of a


Brown team that was held to just 10
first-half points against Providence
in the tournament opener.
The Gators defeated Providence
handily on Satur-
day to the tune of
73-56, but nothing
went Florida's
Women's way on Sunday.
Basketball Shooting again
Basketball was a culprit as
Florida (30.6 per-
cent) missed early and often. Brown
recognized Florida's desire to feed
the low post and clogged the pass-
ing lanes inside, forcing 17 turnovers


and 11 steals.
Trailing by one point at half,
Florida came out and traded buck-
ets with Brown to open the second.
But after making three out of its first
four attempts to open the half, Flori-
da missed seven consecutive shots,
"Our biggest issue today was we
lacked complete maturity and lead-
ership," Butler said. "Clearly, we've
got to get a lot better."
The Bears had a knack for nailing
shots each time the Gators would
cut into Brown's lead and it began to
manifest itself into UF mistakes.
Florida fouled Brown twice as the


shot clock was expiring. And within
striking distance with mere mmin-
utes remaining, the Gators' guards
seemed content to milk to clock on
offense and not press the action.
A small bright spot for the Gators
was the first-career double-double
for freshman forward Deaundra
Young (10 points, 10 rebounds) and
the second in a row for Ndidi Madu
(14 points, 11 rebounds).
"We're just not very mature.
It's really disappointing in every
aspect," Butler said. "We'll just go
back, get ready to play and figure
out who wants to compete."


Four of Florida's starters scored in double digits against American


HOOPS, from page 14


I have no problem with it."
The Gators other four starters all scored
in double figures, led by Walker's 16. The
sophomore connected on 4 of 6 three-point
attempts, including a critical basket with
10:26 remaining after AU had trimmed
UF's lead to eight, the smallest it would be
in the second half.


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in school for a couple years. But obviously
being from Virginia, this game and us play-
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EUGENE, Ore. - A season spent talk-
ing about BCS busters will end with an-
other clash of the big boys - just not the
ones we've gotten used to seeing in the title
game.
Alabama and Texas? Florida and Okla-
homa? Ohio State? Southern California?
Not this year.
BCS title game first-timers Auburn and
Oregon will bring perfect records and po-
tent offenses to Glendale, Ariz., for their Jan.
10 matchup.
The Bowl Championship Series were
made official Sunday night, a formality af-
ter the top-ranked Tigers and No. 2 Ducks
completed unbeaten seasons Saturday.
Oregon players gathered with friends
and family in a lounge at the athletic com-
plex on campus to watch as the BCS lineup
was revealed on television. There wasn't a
peep in the room when Oregon popped up
on the screen at No. 2 in the final BCS stand-
ings behind first-place Auburn.
"There was no surprise to anybody that
we were going to be one or two," defensive
tackle Brandon Bair said. "I think you'd
have had a great response if you'd seen us
down there four or five."
Across the country, Auburn linebacker
Craig Stevens had trouble putting his emo-
tions into words. "It's just an amazing feel-
ing," he said. "We've put in all that hard
work (to) see our dreams unfold."
Those outsiders from TCU and Boise
State were closer than ever before to play-


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only other undefeated team, couldn't over-
come playing in the lightly regarded Moun-
tain West Conference and will have to settle
for a trip to the Rose Bowl. As for Boise
State, one loss was one too many, and the
Broncos ended up out of the BCS altogether
this season.
The other BCS matchups announced
Sunday were: TCU against Big Ten co-
champ Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl; Arkan-
sas and Ohio State, which also won a share
of the Big Ten title, in the Sugar Bowl; Big 12
champion Oklahoma taking on Big East co-
champ Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl; and
No. 5 Stanford playing ACC title-winner
Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl.
"It's just an amazing feeling.
We've put in all that hard work
(to) see our dreams unfold."
Craig Stevens
Auburn linebacker

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The case is being forwarded to prosecutors for possible theft and burglary charges.— THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Puppy LoveSunday outside the Oaks Mall, UF Ph.D. candidate Leylah Drusbosky holds Turbo, a nineweek-old German shepard, while the dog plays with Lily, a six-month-old red nose pitbull whom she is currently fostering. As part of the ninth an nual Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival, animal res cue shelters around Gainesville came manent homes for cats and dogs who were otherwise un wanted, neglected or homeless. Turbo and other pets were given a chance at home and bringing joy to a family for the holidays. THE ST. FRANCIS HOUSE TAKES IN MORE PEOPLE WHEN IT IS COLDER THAN 45 DEGREES.By MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Contributing Writer When she was manager of a Palatka Huddle House, she would give coffee to homeless men who stopped by the restaurant. Now Kim Justice, 50, has been homeless for about a year. Cold on Saturday morning, she said she was hoping a friend would take her out for coffee. She sees it as full-circle fate. She helped others then, and others help her now. The St. Francis House, a Gainesville soup kitchen and shelter, provides help for Justice and the city’s homeless popcold. ber. If the temperature dips below that, the shelter opens its doors to up to 65 people and gives them a cot to sleep on. If the shelter is full, the Alachua County Housing Authority pays for the homeless to stay in motels, like Sunshine Inn and Rush Lake, until it warms up. As of Friday, nine people had chosen that option. The temperature dropped to 28 degrees on Thursday and Friday night. It was the kind of cold that, if you’re dressed like Justice, wearing a sweater, hard it starts to hurt. Tonight and Tuesday night are predicted to have the same freezing temperatures. But it was only 47 degrees at 7 p.m. Justice still had an hour to wait until Homeless seek shelter from coldBy JULIA JACOBOAlligator Contributing Writer As you chugged through the fall semester, you’ve likely mastered the balancing act between classes, exams, work, internships, football season and what remains of your it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the pressure, cramming and lack of sleep, especially with break right around the corner. These tips will help you study for hours while keeping that volatile mood at bay. 1. Pay attention to your environment Turn off the computer, television, iPhone and anything in between, even if it’s for just 15 minutes. “In this day and age of so much electronic contact, we’re bombarding ourselves with stimulation,” said Kim Kazimour, a Gainesville psychologist specializing in mental health counseling and behavior management. Decrease the amount of electronic stimulation in your environment and stimulate the senses instead. Make a playlist of soft, calming music. Take deep, slow breaths. Try lighting a candle. Think a candle’s scent is too strong for your taste? Try other aromatherapies like lotions and soaps, which can be just as effective. Combat stress as By SHANEECE DIXONAlligator Contributing Writer Florida Senate President and UF lecturer Mike Haridopolos admitted Friday that he made some ethical lapses over his employment at UF. On Friday, the Florida Commission on Ethics unanimously approved a settlement for the senator over the violations. Haridopolos did not attend the Friday commission meeting but said he recognized that he violated the Florida Constitution by not fully disclosing years from 2004 to 2008. The commission is legally restricted from penalizing legislators, and any punishment will be decided by the Senate Rules Committee, which is led by Sen. John Thrasher, chairman of the Florida Republican Party. “This is an embarrassing thing for me,” Haridopolos said in an interview with Sunshine State News. “I’m not excited about it. I’m very disappointed in myself and my behavior, and that’s why we corrected these immediately as soon as we found out about them.” The errors made include failure to fully disclose where he taught classes, his part-time earnings from the university from 2005 to 2006, real estate investments and information regarding the clientele for his business, MJH consulting. Haridopolos has been teaching classes at UF on government and politics since 2008.Sen. admits ethics violationsHe also teaches at UFSEE COLD, P A GE 4 SEE STRESS, P A GE 8 Student Lif e Haridopolos Dana Burke / Alligator Staff Gators forward Chandler Parsons said Florida’s performance in the of its 67-48 win against American on Sunday was UF’s best offensive half of the season. See Story, Page 14.

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 104 ISSUE 72 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 , TODAYFORECAST WHAT’S HAPPENING Impact Autism UF Meeting Today, 5 p.m. HPNP, Room G101 T-shirts are in. Come hear a guest speaker share her story about having a child with autism. You won’t want to miss this. We will recap all the awesome events of the semester. Everyone is welcome; it’s never too late to join Impact. Menorah Rededication Ceremony Today, 7 p.m. UF Hillel garden Over the weekend, the large outdoor menorah set up at UF Hillel to celebrate Hanukkah was vandalized in what looks to be an attempt at destruction. It was pulled from its foundation 2 feet in the ground then thrown around the property. Hillel will host a menorah rededication ceremony to allow the community to once again stand against intolerance. We encourage everyone to attend and bring guests. RUB Presents: “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” Today to Wednesday, 8 p.m. and 10:30 pm Reitz Union Auditorium Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart. With eye-popping visuals and a “Certified Fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes.com, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” is fast, funny and inventive. “Dancin’ Gators: Where Amazing Happens!” Today, 8 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Come see a fantastic show featuring a variety of exciting dance styles including: jazz, tap, belly dancing, lyrical, Indian, pointe, swing, African, hip-hop, Irish, modern, Capoeira and more. Admission is free. Please bring a canned good or toiletry item to benefit St. Francis House. LOCALCity celebrates annual Christmas tree lightingOn Saturday night, Santa Claus spoke to a crowd of about 500 with a special message to kids about pride, courage and honor at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by the city. Shouts of, “I want to sit on at the Thomas Center as eager kids lined up to see Santa. “The event is a family affair for everyone to get ready for the holiday season,” said David Ballard, event coordinator for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs for the city. Ballard, dressed as Ebenezer Scrooge, walked around greeting everyone with a raspy voice. City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa led a countdown before she pressed a button to light the tree. Everyone clapped and cel“This event grows every year, and it brings the community together,” Mastrodicasa said. After the lighting, kids followed Santa to his red chair for pictures and whispered in his ear to tell him what gifts they wanted for the holidays. “It’s the sparkle of joy in the kids’ eyes, why I grew my own beard and dress up as Santa Claus,” said Dennis Pollard, the man behind the beard.JERRY BRUNOThe Talking Gators Toastmasters Club Holiday Party Tomorrow, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1027 All are welcome to attend our holiday party tomorrow. It will include refreshments and time to meet members and consider joining. The group is an affiliate of Toastmasters International and provides a fun and positive atmosphere to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, go to www.toastmasters.org. For details about the local club, call Mary at 352-870-2267. Annual Lessons & Carols Performance Sunday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. United Church of Gainesville Spend some time reveling in the beauty of traditional and nontraditional Christmas music offered by our instrumentalists and our adult, youth and children’s choirs interspersed with the story of Jesus’ birth. Join us at the United Church of Gainesville’s annual service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call 352-378-3500 for more information. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an e-mail with “What’s Happening” in the subject line to prunnestrand@alligator.org. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted “What’s Happening” submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.SUNNY 57/25 SUNNY 55/24 SUNNY 57/25 SUNNY 64/30 SUNNY 69/39 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 ALLIGATOR, 3By MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Contributing Writer Andrew Tamayo steps into the cage. He can smell the cleaning solution used on the mats, but he clears his mind of that and all other distractions. He has to stay focused. He’s studied karate since he was 4. But never like this. at the WCW World Cage Wars mixed martial arts competition. In the next three rounds, someone is going down. Tamayo isn’t going into this he has spent hours preparing for this moment. The team is a group of about 20 men who compete in amateur and pro matches against sometimes, across the world. It’s and as a member, Tamayo has been harder, stronger, better. But this time, he isn’t sparring with his team. He faces a true opponent. It’s time to put his skills to the test. As he taps gloves with his opponent, he forgets about the scantily clad girls standing cage-side. He doesn’t notice the Vaseline on his face, rubbed onto his skin to lessen possible bleeding. His whole world revolves around this cage and the His opponent throws a punch, but Tamayo barely feels it through the haze of adrenaline. He answers with a high-kick that misses, followed by two kicks to the body and one to the head. the chest and shoves him toward a corner. Tamayo ends up in a headlock but doesn’t stop moving, getting his opponent on the ground. He holds tight to keep him in place. But there’s still more than a minute left in this three-minute round — plenty of time to lose the upper hand. With his friends and teammates yelling from the sidelines, Tamayo presses his advantage. Two rounds later, he wins. Tamayo, 19, has been practicing mixed martial arts for about a year. He started the sport as soon as he became eligible at 18. He joined the ber. College and plans to attend nursing school. After he graduates, he wants to pursue careers in nursing and MMA. “I’ve always looked up to cage have a lot of guts to do what they do, and I just want to be one of the on honing his skills as an amateur The team was started in 1998 by Mike Lee and evolved over the practiced in several places around Arena and Darkside Athletics this May, said gym co-owner Becky Hodge. band, Ryan Hodge, who joined the team in 1999 while studying engiA seasoned competitor, Hodge seas in Cypress in October. Dur knocked out his opponent, who fell awkwardly on his ankle and painfully twisted his foot. ter a winner is declared, and he is friendly toward other pros. He waited for paramedics, holding the man down to keep him from doing more damage to his foot when he regained consciousness. Hands protected by boxing gloves, Tamayo spars with a teammate in the warehouse that is Athletics. They practice on an expanse of mats, and beyond them is a 20foot cage they are constructing for practices. A nearby wall is punctuated with holes made during spar ring sessions that got too intense, a reminder that MMA is a sport of heavy punches, high kicks and hard falls — and no one goes easy on a teammate when they spar. Ryan Hodge stands nearby the practice, coaching Tamayo who is Hodge says. Tamayo launches a punch and connects. Backed close to the wall, Tamayo takes a few hits before throwing a punch to get his partner off him. As a coach, Hodge helps amateur and pro team members prepare for upcoming matches and gives them pointers on improving technique. But he doesn’t try to a certain way. Each man is free to play to his strengths. Tamayo has established close ers. “These guys want to work with you and want to make you better. they’re cocky — and that’s part of They practice at the Darkside gym Monday through Thurspractice at other gyms with differ just go for it. tober after more than 30 amateur can’t participate in amateur matches but is now eligible to be paid for Neighborhood Italian and Maui free meals in return for the publicity that the sponsorships bring. He practices constantly, building stranger to a punch. His leopardprint hairstyle may turn heads, but it’s his lethal strength and determination that he’s building a reputation on. When he’s not training, he works several part-time jobs, inWhile these jobs help pay the bills, his real commitment is to MMA. er while pursuing a side career as a petitor in a sport that some people shy away from, and training keeps him in shape for his MMA career But turning pro wasn’t a smooth transition. In the days before his al at practice and even yelled at a teammate. He faced the nerves, however, knowing that when he stepped into the cage to compete he had to be focused. It was a quick prayer, asking and stay safe. Rushing his opponent, he throws a few punches to his stomach and shoves him against the side of the cage. Clasping his arms unhim to the ground with a thud. The announcer’s voice rings across the cage, but he stays focused, landing punches against the though his opponent has trapped his other arm. The only thing he hears besides the smack of his punches is the advice of his coaches, who are standing nearby. His opponent gets the best of him for a second, rolling him over closer to deaden his punches. twists it back like a cop trying to control a disorderly criminal. He twists it all the way up to his head, In less than 90 seconds, the turning to his cheering teammates again as soon as they get home. belt, he has to start training for his next match in December. By LIBERTY BOSTWICKAlligator Contributing Writer ary. vertisements for Doritos. Their 30-second commercial is called “Dor pong. Instead of using beer and pingpong balls, the players use Doritos and an egg in the They were trying to think of what people did on football game days and quickly realized that beer pong is a popular game they could easily relate to Doritos, he said. advertisement gets a contract to help create Doritos commercials in the future. will be announced Jan. 3. eos and posting them to YouTube since they graduated in May. They started making parodies because it was easy and fun for them to come up with ideas. “There are so many things out there to make fun of, it would be almost wrong not The problem of a limited budget forced the pecially clever because it had to be simple. “It really pushed us to be creative with our They rented a high-quality camera for the sound for their submission. “Thinking about whether or not we’ll win I’m still proud of our work and knowing that “I’ve always looked up to Andrew Tamayo Max Reed / Alligator StaffStudent Lif e

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4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 she’d be let into a lobby where stacks of blankets and a Christmas tree awaited her. She said she’s always been able to get into the St. Francis House during cold weather. “It’s well taken care of on cold nights,” she said. The van she usually sleeps in is a Hilton compared to her previous home of a tent in the woods. But Friday night, it was too cold for her to wait for her bed on wheels. Her friend, who owns the van, couldn’t leave work until 11 p.m., so she checked in to the shelter. Justice secured her cot by waiting in line two hours before the shelter’s sign-in time. But before she slept in vans and on cots, she was the manager of a Huddle House, a Southern restaurant chain that boasts its country fried steak and never stops serving breakfast. She remembers giving free coffee and dinners to two homeless men who would often stop in just for a warm place to sit. She said drunk customers always ordered more than they could eat, and she gave those meals to the homeless men, too. Helping them warmed her heart, like the coffee she served. But she never thought she’d end up in the same place. Justice said the shelter offers more than just a warm bed — it gives peace of mind. The shelter provides blankets, pillows, toiletries, a shower and breakfast. “We get to relax,” she said. Justice said without shelters like the St. Francis House, the streets would be cold and frightening for her. “People will steal from you left and right.” But at the shelter, she feels safe. She brought snacks for the wait: chocolate glazed doughnuts given to her by the Salvation Army and an oversized coffee mug full of water. “I wish I had some coffee,” she said as the temperature slowly descended with the sun. Not everyone opted for sleeping at the shelter, even when newspapers warned it could be less than 30 degrees that night. Leon Blunt said he was content with sleeping in his tent with his six blankets, two electric blankets and sleeping bag. “When it comes down to a man like someone in my position, I’d rather see someone else take that spot [in the shelter],” he said. “I’ll just wait here patiently because I know the Lord will take care of me.” However, it’s not entirely because of his generosity that he wants to let someone take his place. Nor is it completely because of his criminal record, although the St. Francis House requires every person to get clearance from police before they can sleep there. He said it’s the smell. He said that some of the men don’t bathe for months, and the sweaty odor only gets worse as the building heats up. Justice said she’s never noticed the smell and said the St. Francis House is clean. But men and women sleep in different rooms. She sleeps in the lobby, and men sleep in the dining room. Blunt waited outside the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday night, breathing in the cold air and waiting with about a dozen men for dinner provided by the church. A born-again Christian, Blunt is looking for work in plumbing, tree management, But Blunt said not many places are hir ing, and his criminal record often disqualiSept. 24 after spending two years there for minor offenses, including buying and selling stolen property. He said the many mistakes he made when he was younger have followed him from prison to the job market. “That past follows you the rest of your life,” he said. But as far as the cold goes, he said he’s all right. He has his tent, his spot, and he knows which organizations hand out food on any given day. He said families never have to sleep on the streets on a cold night. Shelters and relief organizations make sure families and children have a roof over their heads. “They make an extreme effort for that,” he said. But he chose to stay outdoors. He said he spends a lot of his time reading at the downtown library. But when it gets dark, he goes to his tent and the layers of warmth. Then, he gets up at 5:30 a.m. and looks for work. “Sometimes I get work, sometimes I don’t,” he said. Day after day, he goes through the same routine. His concerns about the weather are thrown to the wind. He said he trusts God to take care of him and to keep him warm. “The days that I don’t see sunshine, it’s not bad,” he said, “because the storm doesn’t last always.”Low temperatures are expected to be below freezing all week COLD, from page 1Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffA homeless person sleeps under layers of blankets in an effort to keep warm during a winter night in downtown Gainesville.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 ALLIGATOR, 5 THE “STARCRAFT II” TEAM IS UNDEFEATED.By KAT BEINAlligator Staff Writer While the Gators may not have performed very well on space have been unstoppable. UF’s collegiate-league “Star Craft II“ team, a real-time strategy game set in space and played online, has been destroying competition since late October, and after six matchups, UF is undefeated. “It’s actually been pretty easy,” said Fangzhou Hou, a computer engineering junior and one of the team’s star playour team, and hopefully we can win it all.” The team formed a few brought together and coordinated by sophomore Tyler Reed. Reed said he learned about the league through game forums online and quickly set about recruiting players through friends, forums and even picking talented players in local area network centers. “It’s been better than I expected by far,” said Reed, who’s proud of the team’s success. The Gators have already defeated their rivals at Florida State University, along with one of the league’s best teams, University of Waterloo. we made noise for ourselves,” said biochemistry senior Pavel Alekseyev, who recently took down a pro-level player from the University of Central Florida in a one-on-one match. “We’re the only undefeated team in our division there’s really no modest way around it.” The team plays 11 games before the top four teams from each division are sent to the playoffs. Their next match against the University of Regina is coming up on Saturday, but the players aren’t too worried about the competition. “The whole team’s been doing really well,” Alekseyev said. “It’d be pretty hard to not get top four at this point.” The team is still open to players who want to get in on the action. Interested students can “Even if you’re not a serious player, it’s a good resource,” Reed said. “We’re always down to help out.”Courtesy to the AlligatorFangzhou Hou, a UF computer engineering software junior, practices for upcoming matches with the undefeated UF “StarCraft II” team. The team plays most of its matches from home. Ne ws Of fbeat

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The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one letter-sized page). They must be typed, double-spaced and must include the just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 376-4458.6, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010Opinions Reader response Vote or post a message at www.alligator.orgColumnALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinionEditorial Emily Fuggetta EDITOR Paul Runnestrand Stefania Ferro MANAGING EDITORS Jared Misner OPINIONS EDITORToday’s question: Are you Friday’s question: Should Lady Gaga win a Grammy?107 TOTAL VOTES49% YES 51% NO Dirty politicsIn an early showing of dirty, rotten things to come during the next handful of years, Sen.-elect Marco Rubio and Gov.-elect Rick Scott were quick to criticize President Barack Obama for extending the ban on oil drilling in federal waters off Florida’s coast. Calling it a job-killer, many prominent Florida Republicans failed to recognize what the massive explosion of Deepwater Horizon did to jobs. By failing to recognize the oil rig’s disastrous consequences to Florida tourism, ecology and jobs across the Gulf Coast, Scott, Rubio and Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos leave little room for debate. These lawmakers value little more than moneyhungry, oil-coated special interests. And when money talks this loud, why would they? But the Editorial Board is, perhaps, more disappointed with their simultaneous refusal to acknowledge what an enormous opportunity this presents to expand renewable energy, which would provide a more sustainable Florida while also creating thousands of jobs in developing and operating the infrastructure. Such short-sighted and dirty politics is not what Florida nor any state needs. The Editorial Board was pleasantly surprised, however, to hear Republican Attor ney General-elect Pam Bondi outright oppose any “nearshore drilling,” saying we need to “protect our state.” Clearly setting an example that shows environmental protection is not a partisan issue. We hope our future Florida leaders will eventually follow Bondi’s example.Truth and treasonWikiLeaks bans wrongIf only BP could have pulled the same public relations response the federal government is rolling out now. In response to growing international criticism of WikiLeaks, including some calling for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s resignation, which amounts to the worldly equivalent of a 250,000-page “Mean Girls” burn book that bashed the entire world, the Obama administration is order ing all federal employees to not view the secret notes passed around the globe. If only BP could have tried to avoid its international criticism by just pretending nothing happened. Imagine how many pelicans could have been saved! formation, the Editorial Board does not agree with the federal government’s sloppy response to cleaning up the mess from all the gossiping this country has done. And, more importantly, we don’t agree with the federal government mandating an enormous censor on its employees after the United States was rightfully caught in an international scandal that sounds more like a bad WB high school sitcom. We’re glad the federal government has yet to take the Orwellian step of banning the WikiLeaks website on federal computers. But we’re waiting for it. The federal government should be ashamed of everything WikiLeaks brought to the international spotlight. As Ron Paul said on his Twitter, “In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble.”Year in review: U.S. has made a messThis year started off in memorable fashion with the president’s State of the Union address, in which he notably criticized the Supreme Court and got a round of applause for disrespecting the judicial branch. theme of the year. terparty quarrels either with the Tea Party emerging to force the Republicans further right than many of them care to be. by back-door deals, we were reminded by Democrats in Congress that we’re a representative democracy when it passed health care legislation the majority of Americans didn’t support. Maybe Congress looked to the future and wanted to make sure it could get cheaper health care during its future unemployment? Either way, it’s been a banner year for the U.S. Congress. And if Americans thought this was the worst it could get, they really weren’t prepared for much. The negligence of BP resulted in an explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that would eventually turn out to become the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. But 2010 wasn’t all bad news. In August, President Barack Obama declared an end to the combat mission in Iraq with all combat troops removed from the nation. More good news in 2010 — albeit short-lived — came at the judicial hands of Judge Virginia Phillips when she had the intelligence and the common sense to do what Washington didn’t have the morality to do when she overturned the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. But alas, the elected government continued to show its inadequacy by challenging the ruling. Furthermore, it hasn’t been able to overturn the policy in the Senate despite having a lame-duck session and a Pentagon study that shows allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the military would have no negative effects. nally had the elections. The good news: We no longer have to hear any more political ads for two more years. The bad news: It meant that the people of Florida had elected a governor who paid his way to Tallahassee, and they overwhelmingly elected a Tea Party senator. And although Florida’s silver-medal winner in the gubernatorial race wasn’t a much better option, Florida most assuredly chose the worse of two evils. So here we stand in early December with our military still as blatantly discriminatory as ever, no government budget worked out for the upcoming years, an economy that’s still a mess, and a split government with both poliyical sides appearing unable or unwilling to compromise. What is the good news? There’s always 2011. Chris Dodsonletters@alligator.org

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 ALLIGATOR, 7 American humorist Will Rogers once said, “Diplomacy is the art of sayrock.” In the case of North Korea, the United States is dealing with a crazy pit bull and has few rocks left to throw. The North’s recent shelling of a South Korean city, an attack that killed four and injured 16, opens the door for the United Nations to represent the international community by standing with the U.S. and South Korea to oppose North Korean aggression. When the U.S. invaded Iraq seven years ago, it made the U.N. politically irrelevant on the international stage. But the status quo of today is not the status quo of 2003. Today, the U.S. cannot afford to become unilaterally emrean situation worsens. Only with the help of an active, supportive U.N. can North Korea be held accountable for further aggression, which at this point could mean war. To continue with Rogers’ metaphor, let us consider a neighborhood that America must defend against vicious dogs. Ten years ago, the neighborhood was pretty nice. America had a lot of rocks and there were not a whole lot of dogs. The neighborhood had been safe ever since that Russian terrier up and died without a single rock being thrown. But then came 9/11, and a new breed of animal came into the neighborhood. It was some kind of stray. No one knew where it came from or who owned it, but some of the worst neighbors on the block were said to feed it scraps. America remembered seeing it years before, when it used the stray to attack that old Samoyed. After the stray wounded the beast, America had patted its head and left it alone. America thought the stray would just go away and die – or something like that. Then came Sept. 11, and America realized how dangerous that stray actually was. The neighborhood came together, gathered up all of its stones and hurled them at the snarling stray. But the stray disappeared to take the offensive and identify any other possible strays in the neighborhood. It wrote mongrel, the Iranian wolf and the vicious North Korean pit bull. Against the advice of its weaker neighbors, America picked up its stones and hurled them at the mongrel, knocking it dead. Feeling slighted and a little embarrassed that they couldn’t throw as well, the other neighbors gathered all their stones and refused to let America have any more. Now, the North Korean pit bull has attacked an innocent ally, South Korea, and the United States is low on rocks. Logically, the neighborhood (the international community working through the United Nations) needs to collect their rocks (their combined military and diplomatic power), join America and get behind their wounded ally. If the North attacks again – possibly even harder this time – and the international community does nothing, the civilized world effectively tells North Korea and other brutal, violent regimes that they can go so far as to physically attack neighboring countries and no one will stop them. The situation in the Koreas is tense and uncertain. The U.S. and South Korea are engaged in war games, which the North has hypocritically warned may cause “fullblown war.” Read the rest of this column at UWire.com. Arragon Perrone is a student at the University of Connecticut.The United States should not ignore North Korean threatUWireArragon PerroneUWire Chocolate milk, a beverage commonly consumed by children, is now being used as a sports recovery drink for people of all ages. Karp, Johnston, Tecklenburg, Mickleborough, Fly and Stager established that it can help to rehydrate the body and rebuild muscles during and after workouts or athletic events. Maybe that is not surprising, because the contents of chocolate milk include carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D and calcium, all of which contribute to rebuilding muscle. Also present are sodium and sugar, which help stabilize and restore the body’s electrolyte balance. By contrast, energy drinks, which are popular among youth and some active people, contain large amounts of caffeine and sugar, along with ingredients such as guarana, ginseng, green tea and vitamins. chocolate milk or energy drinks? Two recent studies have addressed this question. Thomas, Morris and Stevenson showed the difference beand carbohydrate energy drinks) when consumed by nine well-trained male bicyclists before and during low to moder ate exercise. In the study, “participants cycled 51 percent and 43 percent longer after ingesting chocolate milk than after indrink, respectively.” Pritchett, Bishop, Pritchett, Green and Katica compared chocolate milk and a similar carbohydrate replacement bever age among 10 well-trained male bicyclists before and during high-intensity exercise. Read the rest of this column at UWire.com. Kathryn Doeneka is a student at Oregon State University.Columnist: Could chocolate milk be the ultimate energy drink?UWireKathryn DoenekaUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 Matt Riva / AlligatorDavid Parsons, left, and George Butz compete in a cornhole tournament on the pool deck of the Holiday Inn located on University Avenue on Sunday afternoon. STUDENT ACTIVISMBy MATTHEW RIVAAlligator Contributing Writer Students use cornhole to raise money for charityGetting enough sleep and eating right are important for success2. Catch some Z’s 3. Mind over matter: Have a positive outlook 4. Get your blood STRESS, from page 1 Student Lif e

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Free UF parking. 352-376-4002 4-20-10-70-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-5382181. Lv msg 4-20-10-70-2 No deposit!!! Huge 1/1’s 2/2’s 3/3’s <1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym FREE tanning/FREE cable *Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777 These apts kick other apts in the teeth 4-20-10-70-2 ELLIE’S HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-8-09-168-2 3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235 Move In today. Park Near UF Free! Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 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. 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!! FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes *NEWLY UPGRADED APT HOMES* www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455 4-20-10-70-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$629 Great Location – Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 4-20-10-70-2 Cobblestone 3/3 Twnhme $1059 Cable and internet included Call now 352-377-2801 4-20-70-2 1 & 2 BR MOVE IN TODAY! 1/1 from $579 * 2/1.5 from $649 Townhomes & Flats * Pets Loved! Includes water/sewer! Pools*Tanning*Fitness*376-2507 4-20-10-70-2 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 Madison Pointe 2 Bed 2 Bath $869 One Month Free Call 352-372-0400 4-20-70-2 3/3 Only $899/monthMention This Ad To Receive $0 MOVE IN FEES!! 3 Bus Routes (9,34,35) & Great Amenities! (352)335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-2 1bed @ Hidden Village 500 sq ft $479 Close to UF and Shands Call 352-376-1248 4-20-10-70-2 The A School District! 1Bed-$599*2Bed-$779 4Bed-$1099*Pool*Tennis Townhomes*Walk in Closets Personal Trainer*332-7401 4-20-70-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1's from $659 * 3/2's from $799 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym www.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 4-20-10-70-2 $499 ALL INCLUSIVE Steps from SW Rec. 1room available in 3/3 Female Roommate Match (352) 379-9255 4-20-10-70-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 4-20-10-70-2 GP is NOW LEASING for 2011 Student friendly 4/4's! (352) 271-3131 GainesvillePlace.com 4-20-70-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-20-10-70-2 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. Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Amazing Rent on 1 and 2BR apts. Ranging from $390 to $545. Sorry no pets or Section 8. Madison on 20th. 335-7066 4-20-10-70-2 FOX HOLLOWGated Entry MOVE-IN SPECIAL 1BR STARTING AT $540. 7301 W Univ Ave Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 352-332-3199 www.foxhollowgainesville.com Text: foxhollow@65374 4-20-10-70-2 WALK TO UF! Studios $295-$325 1BR $425 2BR $700 1 MONTH FREE RENT! Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2 2 & 3 BR Huge Floorplans! 2/2 from $659 * 3/2 from $779 Washer/Dryers * Pets Loved! Pools*Tanning*Fitness! Call Now! * 377-7401 4-20-10-70-2 Renting Now!! We have REAL 1/1s 4 blocks to UF GATORSIDE-1 MO FREE 400 sq ft, only $450! 1600 NW 4th Avenue 3Blks to UFGATOR NEST 575 sq ft, $550 PLUS 1 MONTH FREE! 300 NW 18th Street No application fee, most pets ok. For info call E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com 1-31-10-68-2 LOOK!! NEAR UF Many properties available near campus! www.rentgainesville.com Union Properties 352-373-7578 12-8-10-74-2 BRIDGELIGHT1 BR Loft Style starting at $495 mo. M-F 1-6 Sat. by appt. 3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221 www.bridgelightapts.com Text: bridgelight@65374 4-20-10-70-2 Washer/Dryer in Every Apartment 1/1's from $699 2/2's from $799 3/3's from $899 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-2 3/2 House Available Immediately Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants Free UF Parking! 352.371.7777 4-20-10-70-2 SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES 2.1 1/2 Bath Townhome select units from 500. 352.376.6720 or 352.376.7041 www.sunisland.info 4-20-10-70-2 SUN BAY and Sun Key 2.1 bedroom Apartment >From $550/mo; 1 mo free for UF students on yr lease Walk to Campus 352-376.6720 or 352-376-7041 www.sunisland.info 4-20-10-70-2 2/2 & 3/3 RMM Walk In Closets Private Bathrooms Cable w/HBO & Showtime Full size W/D Pet friendly 352-374-3866 4-20-10-70-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $495. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 12-8-10-74-2 SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES 1.1 Townhomes >From $525 mo; 1 mo free with yr lease. Walk to Campus 352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041 www.sunisland.info 4-20-10-70-2 SUN BAY and Sun Key 1.1 bedroom Apartment (Not just a room!) 1mo free for UF students >From $475 mo; Walk to Campus No other offers apply 352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041 www.sunisland.info 4-20-10-70-2 NAPIER GRANT"HUGE" 2 BR/1BA Starting at $575. W/D hookups. Pets OK Walk to Vet School 352-377-5221 www.cmcapt.com/napiergrant Text: napiergrant@65374 4-20-10-70-2PET’S PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 12-810-93-2

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10, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 GATOR GREAT! Homes/Condos/Apartments Close to UF on bus route! www.edbaurmanagement.com 352-375-7104 12-8-10-74-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTEDNewly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Must see! Call 332-7700 12-8-74-2 Walk to UF Sorority Row Area 2/1 1000SF $750/mo 352-375-8256 12-8-10-69-2 GREAT LOCATION GREAT PRICEModern 2BR/1BA apts on Univ Ave across from Stadium & O'Dome. Modern, all elec, cent H/AC, Rent Neg. K&M Properties 3721509 1-5-10-67-2 1BR/1BA, full kitchen. Near UF. H2O & sewer incl. $475/mo.Call 352-332-8481 or 352-359-1644 1-510-51-2 $500-$600 clean, spacious PRIVATE, apt. for calm, stable, mature person in quiet area, greenspace/trees; pvt patio, near UF & dntn, bus. 1825-1826 NW 10th st. 352-376-0080, 352-284-3873; postj@bellsouth.net 12-810-41-2 2 Months Free! Sundowne Villas Studio *$430 and 1/1 *$457 Located behind Butler Plaza Pet friendly No weight limits! Ph. 377-2596 www.gremco.com 12-8-10-37-2 One Month Free! Courtney Greens Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits Totally Renovated 1/1 *$499 Near Oaks Mall Near UF and Butler Plaza Cyber Cafe and 24hr Fitness Center Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com 12-8-10-37-2 2 MONTHS FREE! Pine Rush Villas NO PET/ALARM FEES Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits 1/1 *$447 2/1 *$548 Near UF and Oaks Mall Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com 12-8-10-37-2 2 Months Free Sunrise Villas One Bedroom Villa *$428 Near UF and Shand's Pet Friendly No Weight Limits Ph. 372-4835 www.gremco.com 12-8-10-37-2 Creekside Villas! Off NW 13th by Lowes 1/1 laminate floors, vinyl floor in kitchen, remodeled bathroom, washer/dryer $525/mo incl water, sewer, trash, $400 dep 352-5626509 12-8-10-30-2 First Month Free Campus Walk Apartments All Inclusive Individual Leases 4 Bedroom Townhomes and flats Located on UF campus $350 per bedroom All Inclusive Semester Leases available! (352) 376-0828 (Rental office at Homestead Apts.) www.gremco.com 12-8-10-27-2 HISTORIC APTS Pleasant Street Historic District. 2BR $850, two 1BRs $625 & $575. one efficiency $475. Hardwood floors, ceiling fans, high ceiling & porches. 1st, last, security. No dogs. 538-1550 aprleve@aol.com 1-510-22-2 HISTORIC HOUSES 3BR/1.5 BA front porch, ceiling fans, hardwood floors. $1280/ mo 222 NW 4th Ave. 3BR/1BA 923 SE 4th St. Large yard, $1000/mo 1st, last, sec. No dogs. aprleve@aol.com or 352-538-1550 1-5-10-22-2 HOUSE 4BR/3BA 2816 W University Ave 1 mi to UF. Fenced-in nice backyard. W/D, DW. $1450/mo Negotiable. 3BR2BA 3627 SW 15th St. $850/mo. 327-2931, 376-6183 1-5-10-22-2 1 BLK TO UF! Behind Leonardos Pizza. 2BR 1 BA Apts Central H & Air, 1234 Sw 1st Ave$600/Mo Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 1-7-1021-2 $475 per Month 2BR 1BA Apts 3 BLKS TO UF! 840 Sq. Ft. Large Rooms, Plenty of Parking, Central H & Air, Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed. 829 Sw 5th Avenue. St. Croix Apts, Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 x10 or tazzie21@bellsouth.net 1-7-10-21-2 2BR 1BA Apt 3 BLKS TO UF New Carpet $450/Mo Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht. 216 SW 12th Street. Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 1-7-10-21-2 EFFECIENCY -2 Rooms(not bedrooms) Shared Bathroom, Window A/C Carpet, Across from UF Stadium 1830 NW 1st Avenue $295/Mo Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 1-7-10-21-2 GRAD II APTS 1236 SW 4th Avenue 1BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF Central H & Air, Inclds Wtr, Swg, Pest Contrl $500/Mo Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 x10 1-7-10-21-2 TUMBLING CREEK CONDOS1BR/1BA. Close to campus. $550/mo, $550 dep. 352-493-3487 or ronrobis@gmail.com 12-8-10-16-2 The Cottages on Market Street 2BR/1BA apt $450 mo; No Dep, No Fee's UF FT Students only Bike to Campus, Walk to Starbucks Tommy 352-339-1965 1-5-10-13-2 1BR/1BA APARTMENTCent heat/air, new carpet/paint, new applianc es, new cabinets. 1109 NW 41st Ave. $500/ mo. www.AndreeRealty.com 352-375-2900 1-5-10-13-2 4BR/2BA HOUSEOne mile to UF, offers fenced yard, washer/ dryer, lawn service, pest control included. $1100/mo ANDREE REALTY 352-375-2900 1-5-10-13-2 NW 1 br, new carpet/paint, close to banks/ shopping, minutes from downtown & UF, some utilities included, $450/mo NW 2br 2ba flat, large mst br, w/d, enclosed screened patio, 1 mo free w/year lease, $700/mo SW 2br, 1.5ba townhouse near shopping, community pool, $600/mo, 1 mo free w/yr lease Mill PondLovely 2br, 2ba flat with Florida rm, courtyard, garage, community pool and tennis courts. $1000 Downtown 2 BR at the Lofts at W. University. This modern designed unit includes cable, internet, washer/dryer, and 2 onsite parking spaces. Minutes from UF and Shands, $1050/mo Edbaurmanagement.com 352-375-7104 12-8-10-11-2 Spring housing available The Estates has limited spring spaces available. Apply online at www.theestatesuf.com or call 352.692.1313. 12-8-10-10-2 DUCKPOND STONE COTTAGE STUDIO Located behind vintage house. Small but cute! Full kitchen, bath, W/D, large yard, quiet. Avail Dec/Jan. $475/mo. 306 NE 6th St 352-538-6527 1-5-10-7-2 1 BD APT IN VINTAGE 100 YR OLD HOME! Hardwood flrs ,tile kitchen and bath, new cabinets, high ceilings, large closet, washer/ dryer, fireplace. free internet. 115 NE 9th St $500 per mo 317-1458 Avail now. 1-5-107-2 2 large bedrooms/2 bath house. 1,250 sq. feet. Wood floors. Front screened porch. Quiet residential neighborhood 1.5 miles from campus. Convenient location. Energy efficient. Garden space. $800/mo. 374-0848. 12-7-10-5-2 MILL POND CONDO3BR/2BA, garage. Across from GHFC. $1000/mo. Available January. 331-6872 1-5-10-7-2 Walk to campus from huge 1/1 located one block from Tigert Hall 1113 SW 3rd Avenue. $700/month does not include utilities. Available immediately. Drive by & if interested call 352-494-7899. 12-8-10-5-2 5bd/2ba $1400/mo. or 5 share at $280 each. Screened in pool! Fenced-in backyard. Over 1,800 sq ft! Fireplace,living,dining, kitchen. Furniture and washer/dryer available. Walking distance to bus line. 3 miles from UF. Email rfandler@hotmail.com 1-5-10-6-2 LARGE HOUSE 3BR/2BAAll wood floors, 4 fireplaces. Downtown in the bed & breakfast area. $1500/mo. 352373-7566 1-5-10-5-2 Sorority Row/Norman Hall 921 SW 8Th Ave Large 3/1 House New paint, New carpet, W/D includ 386-405-8376 A Must See! Open House 12/10 9am-12pm 12-8-10-4-2 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING A LARGE POND. Located west of Campus Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun Subdivision. Clean & neat. $750/mo. Call 352-871-7801 1-5-10-5-2 Stratford Court Reduced $300/mo! 1 BR Luxury Apartment--800 sf plus balcony $829/mo; walk 1 block to UF campus Contact Stephanie at 954-536-5133 1-5-10-7-3 Attractive 1/1 available in a 2/2 just 1 block from campus. Available Jan through July. $500/mo + utils. W/D, dishwasher, parking, pool, pet-friendly. Living room furnished & bedroom upon request. 407-538-2886 127-5-3 Sublease a 1/1 @ The Laurels on 34th St. $809 per month + utilities, unfurnished; Pet fee not included. Quite area, On bus route. Begins 1/1/2011 to 7/30/2011. Please call 813-310-7636 or 813-317-6842. 1-13-1010-3 Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Call now. Share 4BR/4BA upgraded condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. Avail immed. $425/mo 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 12-8-10-24-4 Female seeking same $385+1/3 utl (Wrls int, Sat tv, & GRU). Room for rent in 3/2 house in NW neighborhoods, quiet area. Avail now. Pet friendly, W/D, wood flrs, fenced yard. Bus route 8. Jessica 352-222-6900 1-1210-30-4 LARGE BEDROOM, PRIVATE BATH in 3/3 townhome. Share with 2 UF Seniors. Washer/dryer, pool, tennis. Screened porch faces trees. On bus route. $395 plus 1/3 utilities. 301-305-6206. 12-8-10-10-4 Avail. Dec 5 Blocks to UF Great House; 2 Roommates Needed; N/S 4 Bed/2Ba House $450/mo ea + 1/3 Util Sandy 352359-8484 12-8-10-12-4 look for female rmmt in 3/3 @ hidden lakes incl util,cable,internet,w/d,pool,tanning,gym locate on bus route 5 min uf $437/mon avail mid dec call deb 352-438-4692 12-8-1010-4 Seeking 2 prof/grad females.3 bed/2b house in NW palm grove subdivision, quiet family environ, washer/dryer/electricity included $450, RTS bus route, 7 miles from UF/ Shands, excellent bike route!352-5140316 12-8-10-7-4 Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, pool side, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils included. $350/mo. No deposit required. 863634-1893. Available immediately. 1-5-106-4 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) SEE ALL CONDOSWWW.UFCONDOS.COM Matt Price University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-8-74-5 NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty at 352-219-2879. 12-874-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, University Realty 352-281-3551 12-8-74-5WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty, 352-219-2879 12-8-74-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-8-10-74-6

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 ALLIGATOR, 11 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-8-10-74-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-8-10-74-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-8-74-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-8-74-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-8-74-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-8-74-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-8-74-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-8-74-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-8-10-74-6 COMPUTER & DESK, TWIN BEDS, BOOKSHELVES, MUCH MORE Call 352376-8901 By appointment only. 12-8-104-6 CASH PAID for LaptopsParts & Repair Mac & PC laptopsJoel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 12-8-10-74-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-8-10-74-7 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 ELECTRIC BIKE Will go 40 miles on a charge. Paid over $800, ridden only 5 miles. Beautiful trail style. Will go 15 mph. Asking $500 386-462-3148. May have to leave message. 1-5-10-4-9 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 12-8-10-74-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-8-74-10BK CHRISTMAS TREESContainerized Southern Red Cedar & Arizona Cypress. 2ft 12ft, $5 $65. 20926 NW 75th St, Alachua. 386-462-2060 1-5-10-9-10 WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-810-74-11 New Scooters 4 Less HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-20-10-70-11 GatorMoto Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit shop can beat these prices! 1yr Warranties included. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com 12-8-1074-11 SCOOTER SERVICENew Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-20-10-70-11 GATORMOTO Gville’s #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-8-10-74-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 RPM MOTORCYCLES INC !NOW OFFERS FREE PICK UP! For Motorcycles & Scooters for the remainder of 2010. In Gainesville only. Call 352-377-6974 518 SE 2nd St, 12-8-74-11` FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS Running or not! NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS Over 15 yr svc to UF students Call Don @ 215-7987 12-8-74-12 CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-20-70-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 4-20-70-12 HEADLINERS SAGGING?POWER WINDOWS DON’T WORK? On site avail. Steve’s Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-70-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKSCall Anytime 352-339-515812-8-10-56-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES 60 day payoff On cash vehicles Pay off time negotiable 352-338-1999 12-8-73-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check Cash vehicles $1000 and up! 352-338-1999 12-8-73-12 92 Eagle Talon $1699 89 Ford Bronco II $1499 97 Pontiac Transport $1499 96 Chevy Blazer $1999 352-338-1999 12-8-73-12 98 Cadillac Deville $1999 95 Ford Explorer $1999 98 Ford Expolorer $1999 97 Lincoln Town car $1999 352-338-1999 12-8-73-12 98 Landrover Discovery $4999 01 Chevy Silverado $4999 99 Ford F150 $5999 98 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 12-8-73-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Certified vehicles No credit check Move vehicles $500 & up! 352-375-9090 12-8-73-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check, buy here pay here Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans 30 day warranty 352-375-9090 12-8-73-12 02 Dodge Neon $4500 00 Chevy 3500 $5900 02 Chevy Camero $6999 03 Ford Taurus $6999 352-375-9090 12-8-73-12 05 Saturn Ion $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $7999 04 Kia Sorento $8999 03 Nissan Altima $9999 352-375-9090 12-8-73-12Great bargain:Year 2000, model Chrysler Cirrus, extra clean body and interior, 11400 miles. $5490 or the best offer. Call 352-375-6754 1-510-4-12 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE’S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-874-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-20-70-13 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 352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested. I'm blind, Catholic, & attend Mass at Queen of Peace. If you're interested in sharing transportation with me, you can be my blessing. Please call 352-219-6948. I often take part in church service, as a lector or greeter. 12-8-10-74-13 BE A BLESSING TO ME, AND COME HELP ME LEARN TO RAKE KNIT, 2 Wednesday evenings a month. The things we will make WILL BE SENT TO HAITI AND OTHER PLACES. 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Things looked bleak for the Gators as they trailed in ALLIGATORMatt Tripp / Alligator StaffUF’s Monica Dodson and the diving team took the top two spots in the women’s three-meter. UF SWIMMINGBy ALLISON BANKOAlligator Writer Diving Dominates First Day: Saj Guevara / Alligator StaffUF won last two sets to take down FSU VOLLEYBALL, from page 14 Bowl features coaching showdown between Meyer, Paterno FOOTBALL, from page 14Meyer Anthony Lewark

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Sports ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org monday MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 POLL QUESTION TEEING OFF WITH TYLER JETT SCOREBOARD SIX UF PLAYERS FINISHED WITH AT LEAST SEVEN SHOT ATTEMPTS.By GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writergluca@alligator.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a week in which two dismal scor ing performances resulted in the season’s second loss, the Gators came out Sunday with what senior Chandler Parsons called the best half of basketball they have played this season. Florida scored only 30 points and disjointed play that resulted in a defeat against UCF. Instead, the No. 18 Gators moved the ball with precision as 48 in the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. was the best offensive half we’ve had all year just from the standpoint of running offense, executing, and making the extra pass,” Parsons said. “We’re going to knock down shots so we’re not going to worry about that. We’re just working on getting the best available one.” Florida’s commitment to selflessness and ball distribution yielded 14 assists compared to just six turnovers for Sunday’s starters. Those numbers mark a major improvement from the season’s turnovers. “We just wanted to share the ball and get back to Florida basketball,” sophomore Erving Walker said. “Just trying to not force plays, making the extra pass, hustling on defense and things like that.” That willingness to pass led to an even shot distribution, as six or nine shot attempts. As American switched between man and zone defenses, to open up for the Gators, who were willing to take whatever the Eagles gave them. “I think that’s our identity,” Parsons said. “That’s what type of team we should be. We’ve got nobody going out there trying to In the days leading up to the contest, coach Billy Donovan stressed the team’s need to focus on the things they could control. Instead of worrying about Donovan said players should be worried about shot selection and the passes that lead to an open look. That mindset is the reason Donovan was pleased with the play of sophomore Kenny Boynton, who had seven assists and zero turnovers but also went 0 effort. “The minute the ball leaves your hand, gravity has more control than actually you do,” Donovan said. “I’m more proud that he played the right way. As long as our team is getting good shots Matt Tripp / Alligator Staff UF forward Chandler Parsons rebounded from his 1-for-9 performance against UCF with 13 points and eight rebounds against American on Sunday. UF VOLLEYBALLFlorida showcases improved offense in routBy ANTHONY CHIANGAlligator Staff Writerachiang@alligator.org After a disappointing season, the Gators received some surprising news. accepted an invitation to play in the Outback Bowl in Tampa on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. against The Gators were selected ahead of South Carolina and Mississippi State — two teams that beat UF in the Swamp this season — to play in the game. Earlier in the week, many thought Florida would take part in the Gator Bowl, another New Year’s Day bowl in Jacksonville. UF to face Penn St. in Outback BowlBy MATT RUBINAlligator Writer Florida played its last home match of this season Saturday night and it was arguably the most exciting match ever to be played in Gainesville. “This match lived up to its billing, and I can’t say enough good things about how well Florida State played,” coach Mary Wise said. “I don’t think we’ve played a team all year that has passed as consistently as they did.” The match between the rivals was one of ups and downs for both sides. There were eight ties the third set, 10 in the fourth set and eight in the “To make a run in this tournament you got to be healthy, you got to have some pretty good talent and once in a while along the way you got to catch a break,” Wise said. “I think we caught a break tonight.” Junior setter Kelly Murphy led the Gators with a triple double. Murphy hit .385 on her way to recording two blocks. player in UF history to record 1,000 kills. “It would have been pretty bittersweet to have our season end with a loss to Florida State,” Murphy said. “I just think that any second round match with any team playing in their possible last match of the season is bound to be exciting.”SEE VOLLEY, P AGE 13 SEE HOOPS, P AGE 15 SEE FOOTBALL, P AGE 13 Fo otball Wise Chris Collinsworth’s curious description of Ben Rothelisburger after the public restroom enthusiast broke his nose: “He doesn’t look like a homecoming queen tonight.” Craig Monteilh, an FBI informant at an Irving, Calif., mosque, termembers reported Monteilh to the FBI as a potential terrorist, and we’re now Today’s question: Will you attend the Outback Bowl to watch Florida play Penn State? Vote on alligatorSports.org NFL Atlanta 28 Tampa Bay 24 Cleveland 13 Miami 10

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 ALLIGATOR, 15 Four of Florida’s starters scored in double digits against AmericanI have no problem with it.” The Gators other four starters all scored sophomore connected on 4 of 6 three-point in the second half. loss. The senior followed that 20-point per four rebounds and two sophomore seasons. HOOPS, from page 14 UF SHOT 30.6 PERCENT FROM THE FIELD SUNDAY.By MATT WATTSAlligator Writer the inexperienced Gators had to The Gators won four of those ond tournament title of the seain Providence, R.I. coach Amanda Butler said when The loss came at the hands of a Brown team that was held to just 10 in the tournament opener. The Gators defeated Providence was a culprit as and 11 steals. ets with Brown to open the second. da missed seven consecutive shots, shots each time the Gators would offense and not press the action. for freshman forward Deaundra the second in a row for Ndidi Madu out who wants to compete.”Shooting woes prove costly in upset loss to Brown Wo men's Bask etball Macklin

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Max Reed / Alligator StaffGator GrappleMartin Downs, left, maintains his balance as Jason Somchay goes for a take16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EUGENE, Ore. — A season spent talking about BCS busters will end with another clash of the big boys — just not the ones we’ve gotten used to seeing in the title game. Alabama and Texas? Florida and Oklahoma? Ohio State? Southern California? Not this year. Oregon will bring perfect records and potent offenses to Glendale, Ariz., for their Jan. 10 matchup. The Bowl Championship Series were ter the top-ranked Tigers and No. 2 Ducks completed unbeaten seasons Saturday. Oregon players gathered with friends and family in a lounge at the athletic complex on campus to watch as the BCS lineup was revealed on television. There wasn’t a peep in the room when Oregon popped up “There was no surprise to anybody that we were going to be one or two,” defensive tackle Brandon Bair said. “I think you’d have had a great response if you’d seen us Across the country, Auburn linebacker Craig Stevens had trouble putting his emotions into words. “It’s just an amazing feeling,” he said. “We’ve put in all that hard work (to) see our dreams unfold.” Those outsiders from TCU and Boise State were closer than ever before to playing for college football’s biggest prize. But the third-ranked Horned Frogs, the nation’s only other undefeated team, couldn’t over come playing in the lightly regarded Mountain West Conference and will have to settle for a trip to the Rose Bowl. As for Boise State, one loss was one too many, and the Broncos ended up out of the BCS altogether this season. The other BCS matchups announced Sunday were: TCU against Big Ten cochamp Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl; Arkansas and Ohio State, which also won a share of the Big Ten title, in the Sugar Bowl; Big 12 champion Oklahoma taking on Big East cochamp Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl; and No. 5 Stanford playing ACC title-winner Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. While teams from the power conferences will play for the biggest prize of all, the Tigers and Ducks still represent a changing of the guard in their own way. Since the BCS was born in 1998, its title game has almost always been stocked with college football’s blue bloods and programs with championship pedigrees. Auburn has one national title to its credit — and it came in 1957. That’s one more than Oregon has. In fact, the Ducks are just the second team in the 13-year history of the BCS to reach the championship game look it out for national title “It’s just an amazing feeling. We’ve put in all that hard work (to) see our dreams unfold.”Craig Stevens Auburn linebacker


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the independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville Florida VOLUME 104 ISSUE 72 We Inform. You Decide. MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 Homeless seek shelter f THE ST. FRANCIS HOUSE TAKES IN MORE PEOPLE WHEN IT IS COLDER THAN 45 DEGREES. By MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Contributing Writer When she was manager of a Palatka Huddle House, she would give coffee to homeless men who stopped by the restaurant. Now Kim Justice, 50, has been homeless for about a year. Cold on Saturday morning, she said she was hoping a frend would take her out for coffee. She sees it as full-circle fate. She helped others then, and others help her now. The St. Francis House, a Gainesville soup kitchen and shelter, provides help for Justice and the city's homeless population -specifically shelter from the cold. rom cold Forty-five degrees is the magic number. If the temperature dips below that, the shelter opens its doors to up to 65 people and gives them a cot to sleep on. If the shelter is full, the Alachua County Housing Authority pays for the homeless to stay in motels, like Sunshine Inn and Rush Lake, until it warms up. As of Friday, nine people had chosen that option. The temperature dropped to 28 degrees on Thursday and Friday night. It was the kind of cold that, if you're dressed like Justice, wearing a sweater, capri jeans and flip-flops, you shiver so hard it starts to hurt. Tonight and Tuesday night are predicted to have the same freezing temperatures. But it was only 47 degrees at 7 p.m. Justice still had an hour to wait until SEE COLD, PAGE 4 Combat stress as finals approach By JULIA JACOBO Alligator Contributing Writer As you chugged through the fall semester, you've likely mastered the balancing act between classes, exams, work, internships, football season and what remains of your social life. Now finals are here, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed with the pressure, cramming and lack of sleep, especially with break right around the corner. These lips will help you study for hours while keeping that volatile mood at bay. 1. Pay attention to your environment Turn off the computer, television, iPhone and anything in between, even if it's for just 15 minutes. "In this day and age of so much electronic contact we're bombarding ourselves with stimulation," said Kim Kazimour, a Gainesville psychologist specializing in mental health counseling and behavior management. Decrease the amount of electronic stimulation in Student your environment Life and stimulate the senses instead. Make a playlist of soft, calming music. Take deep, slow breaths. Try lighting a candle. Think a candle's scent is too strong for your taste? Try other aromatherapies like lotions and soaps, which can be just as effective. SEE STRESS, PAGE 8 Puppy Love Sunday outside the Oaks Mall, UF Ph.D. candidate Leylah Drusbosky holds Turbo, a nineweek-old German shepard, while the dog plays with Lily, a six-month-old red nose pitbull whom she is currently fostering. As part of the ninth annual Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival, animal rescue shelters around Gainesville came together to find permanent homes for cats and dogs who were otherwise unwanted, neglected or homeless. Turbo and other pets were given a chance at finding a loving home and bringing joy to a family for the holidays. Dana Burke / Alligator Staff Sen. admits ethics violations He also teaches at UF By SHANEECE DIXON Alligator Contributing Writer Florida Senate President and UF lecturer Mike Haridopolos admitted Friday that he made some ethical lapses over financial disclosures related to his employment at UF On Friday, the Florida Commission on Ethics unanimously approved a settlement for the senator over the violations. Haridopolos did not attend the Friday commission meeting but said he recognized that he violated the Florida Constituition by not fully disclosing his financial income for five years from 2004 to 2008. The commission is legally Haridopolos r e s t r i c t e d from penalizing legislators, and any punishment will be decided by the Senate Rules Committee, which is led by Sen. John Thrasher, chairman of the Florida Republican Party. "This is an embarrassing thing for me," Haridopolos said in an interview with Sunshine State News. "I'm not excited about it. I'm very disappointed in myself and my behavior, and that's why we corrected these immediately as soon as we found out about them." The errors made include failure to fully disclose where he taught classes, his part-time earnings from the university from 2005 to 2006, real estate investments and information regarding the clientele for his business, MJH consulting. Haridopolos has been teaching classes at UF on government and politics since 2008. Minn. teens accused of stealing at least 17 calves to start their own dairy farm ST. CLOUD, Minn. -Two teenage boys from central Minnesota are accused of stealing at least 17 calves to start their own dairy farm. Authorities this week arrested a 19-yearold from Rothsay and a 16-year-old from Barnesville. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies received a tip that led them to 17 calves and eventually the teens. The calves are believed to have been stolen from three counties: Douglas, Stearns and Todd. Investigators say the teens told them they wanted to start their own dairy farm. They say the teens planned to keep the heifers and sell the bulls, splitting the profits. The calves have been returned to their owners. The case is being forwarded to prosecutors for possible theft and burglary charges. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today FORECAST OPINIONS CLASSIFIEDS CROSSWORD SPORTS 2 6 9 11 13 visit www.alligator.org Gators forward Chandler Parsons said Florida's performance in the first 20 minutes of its 67-48 win against American on Sunday was UF's best offensive half of the season. See Story, Page 14. // Sunny 57/25

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2, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, DECEMBER 6,2010 News Today Impact Autism UF Meeting Today, 5 p.m. HPNP, Room G101 T-shirts are in. Come hear a guest speaker share her story about having a child with autism. You won't want to miss this. We will recap all the awesome events of the semester. Everyone is welcome; it's never too late to join Impact. Menorah Rededication Ceremony Today, 7 p.m. UF Hillel garden Over the weekend, the large outdoor menorah set up at UF Hillel to celebrate Hanukkah was vandalized in what looks to be an attempt at destruction. It was pulled from its foundation 2 feet in the ground then thrown around the property. Hillel will host a menorah rededication ceremony to allow the community to once again stand against intolerance. We encourage everyone to attend and bring guests. RUB Presents: "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" Today to Wednesday, 8 p.m. and 10:30 pm Reitz Union Auditorium Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. With eye-popping visuals and a "Certified Fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" is fast, funny and inventive. "Dancin' Gators: Where Amazing Happens!" Today, 8 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Come see a fantastic show featuring a variety of exciting dance styles including: jazz, tap, belly dancing, lyrical, Indian, pointe, swing, African, hip-hop, Irish, modern, Capoeira and more. Admission is free. Please bring a canned good or toiletry item to benefit St. Francis House. f t r' TODAY SUNNY 57/25 TUESDAY SUNNY 55/24 The Talking Gators Toastmasters Club Holiday Party Tomorrow, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1027 All are welcome to attend our holiday party tomorrow. It will include refreshments and time to meet members and consider joining. The group is an affiliate of Toastmasters International and provides a fun and positive atmosphere to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, go to www.toastmasters.org. For details about the local club, call Mary at 352-870-2267. Annual Lessons & Carols Performance Sunday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. United Church of Gainesville Spend some time reveling in the beauty of traditional and nontraditional Christmas music offered by our instrumentalists and our adult, youth and children's choirs interspersed with the story of Jesus' birth. Join us at the United Church of Gainesville's annual service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call 352-378-3500 for more information. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an e-mail with "What's Happening" in the subject line to prunnestrand@alligator.org. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted "What's Happening" submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. WEDNESDAY SUNNY 57/25 THURSDAY SUNNY 64/30 FRIDAY 'fT SUNNY 69/39 City celebrates annual Christmas tree lighting On Saturday night, Santa Claus spoke to a crowd of about 500 with a special message to kids about pride, courage and honor at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by the city. Shouts of, "I want to sit on Santa's lap," filled the rooms at the Thomas Center as eager kids lined up to see Santa. "The event is a family affair for everyone to get ready for the holiday season," said David Ballard, event coordinator for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs for the city. Ballard, dressed as Ebenezer Scrooge, walked around greeting everyone with a raspy voice. City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa led a countdown before she pressed a button to light the tree. Everyone clapped and celebrated. Shouts filled the room. "This event grows every year, and it brings the community together," Mastrodicasa said. 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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 E ALLIGATOR, 3 For cage fighters, sport is physical and emotional By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Contributing Writer Andrew Tamayo steps into the cage. He can smell the clearng solution used on the mats, but he clears his mind of that and all other distractions. He has to stay focused. He's studied karate since he was 4. He's competed in plenty of fights. But never like this. He's standing in a fighting cage at the WCW World Cage Wars event in Ocala. It's his first amateur mixed martial arts competition. In the next three rounds, someone is going down. Tamayo isn't going into this fight blind. As a member of the F2 Darkside Fight Team inGainesville, he has spent hours preparing for this moment. The team is a group of about 20 men who compete in amateur and pro matches against fighters across the nation, and, sometimes, across the world. It's the oldest fight team in Florida, and as a member, Tamayo has been pushed by his teammates to fight harder, stronger, better. But this time, he isn't sparring with his team. He faces a true opponent. It's time to put his skills to the test. As he taps gloves with his opponent, he forgets about the scantily clad girls standing cage-side. He doesn't notice the Vaseline on his face, rubbed onto his skin to lessen possible bleeding. His whole world revolves around this cage and the other fighter standing inside it. His opponent throws a punch, but Tamayo barely feels it through the haze of adrenaline. He answers with a high-kick that misses, followed by two kicks to the body and one to the head. He grabs the fighter around the chest and shoves him toward a corner. Covered in sweat, they fight. Tamayo ends up in a headlock but doesn't stop moving, getting his opponent on the ground. He holds tight to keep him in place. But there's still more than a minute left in this three-minute round -plenty of time to lose the upper hand. With his friends and teammates yelling from the sidelines, Tamayo presses his advantage. Two rounds later, he wins. Tamayo, 19, has been practicing mixed martial arts for about a year. He started the sport as soon as he became eligible at 18. He joined the b2 Darkside Fight Team in September. He is taking courses at Santa Fe College and plans to attend nursing school. After he graduates, he wants to pursue careers in nursing and MMA. "I've always looked up to cage fighters," he said. "I think they have a lot of guts to do what they do, and I just want to be one of the better ones." For now, Tamayo is focusing on honing his skills as an amateur competitor with F2 Darkside. The team was started in 1998 by Mike Lee and evolved over the years into F2 Darkside. Members practiced in several places around town before finally settling at F2 Arena and Darkside Athletics this May, said gym co-owner Becky Hodge. She owns the gym with her husband, Ryan Hodge, who joined the team in 1999 while studying engineering at UP. A seasoned competitor, Hodge competed in an MMA fight overseas in Cypress in October. During the first round of his fight, he knocked out his opponent, who fell awkwardly on his ankle and painfully twisted his foot. For Hodge, a fight is over after a winner is declared, and he is friendly toward other pros. He waited for paramedics, holding the man down to keep him from doing more damage to his foot when he regained consciousness. Hands protected by boxing Max Reed / Alligator Staff Kevin "Kage" Pearson, right, demonstrates the mixed martial arts superman punch while Aaron "Coringa" Conway throws a left jab Friday afternoon at the F2 Arena Darkside and Athletics training facility. UF grads hope 'Dorito Pong' video will be Super Bowl ad U IF THE VIDEO WINS, THE ALUMNI Their 30-second commercial is called "DorDontos commercials in the future. Bowl commercial. George said it had to be esWILL WI N $1 MILLION. ito Pong" and mimics the drinking game beer Finalists for the Super Bowl competition pecially clever because it had to be simple. pong. Instead of using beer and pingpong will be announced Jan. 3. "It really pushed us to be creative with our balls, the players use Doritos and an egg in the George and Greene have been creating vididea and not lean on flashy stuff to win our auBy LIBERTY BOSTWICK game, George said. eos and posting them to YouTube since they dience over," he said. Alligator Contributing Writer They were trying to think of what people graduated in May. They started They rented a high-quality camera for the did on football game days and quickly realStudent making parodies because it was Super Bowl video because they felt it would Two UF alumni could be making their bigized that beer pong is a popular game they Life easy and fun for them to come up improve their chances. Greene, 23, said they screen debut during the Super Bowl in Februcould easily relate to Doritos, he said. with ideas. worked very hard on the editing, filming and ary. According to Crash the Super Bowl's web"There are so many things out there to sound for their submission. Theater graduates Nick Greene and Ryan site, the award for first place is $1 million, make fun of, it would be almost wrong not "Thinking about whether or not we'll win George have entered a commercial in a contest second place is $600,000 and third place is to," George said. will make you go crazy," he said. "Either way, to win a spot in the Super Bowl lineup of ad$400,000. The finalist with the highest-scoring The problem of a limited budget forced the I'm still proud of our work and knowing that vertisements for Doritos. advertisement gets a contract to help create duo to be creative with their idea for the Super we made our friends laugh." gloves, Tamayo spars with a teammate in the warehouse that is home to F2 Arena and Darkside Athletics. They practice on an expanse of mats, and beyond them is a 20foot cage they are constructing for practices. A nearby wall is punctuated with holes made during sparring sessions that got too intense, a reminder that MMA is a sport of heavy punches, high kicks and hard falls -and no one goes easy on a teammate when they spar. Ryan Hodge stands nearby the practice, coaching Tamayo who is fresh off his first amateur win. "I've always looked up to cage fighters. I think they have a lot of guts to do what they do, and I just want to be one of the better ones." Andrew Tamayo F2 Darkside Fight Team Member "Don't let me down. Hit him," Hodge says. Tamayo launches a punch and connects. "There you go," Hodge says. "Do it again." Backed close to the wall, Tamayo takes a few hits before throwing a punch to get his partner off him. "Fight back." As a coach, Hodge helps amateur and pro team members prepare for upcoming matches and gives them pointers on improving technique. But he doesn't try to make Tamayo or anyone else fight a certain way. Each man is free to play to his strengths. Tamayo has established close relationships with his fellow fighters. "These guys want to work with you and want to make you better. You might see them in a fight and they're cocky -and that's part of it -but outside (the fights) all of them are really humble," he said. They practice at the Darkside gym Monday through Thursday, often traveling on Fridays to practice at other gyms with different fighters. Practices are "sink or swim," Becky Hodge said. New fighters roll with the pro guys and just go for it. For Kevin "Kage" Pearson, amateur fighting isn't enough. Pearson, 23, turned pro in October after more than 30 amateur competitions. As a pro fighter, he can't participate in amateur matches but is now eligible to be paid for fights and to receive sponsorships. He is already sponsored by Fresco Neighborhood Italian and Maui Teriyaki, which provide Pearson free meals in return for the publicity that the sponsorships bring. Hepractices constantly,building muscle and refining techniques. A boxer since he was 9, Pearson is no stranger to a punch. His leopardprint hairstyle may turn heads, but it's his lethal strength and determination that he's building a reputation on. When he's not training, he works several part-time jobs, including one as a firefighter in High Springs and one as a bouncer at the Vault NightClub in Gainesville. While these jobs help pay the bills, his real commitment is to MMA. He wants to work as a firefighter while pursuing a side career as a pro fighter. He's proud to be a competitor in a sport that some people shy away from, and training keeps him in shape for his MMA career and for his job as a firefighter. But turning pro wasn't a smooth transition. In the days before his first competition, he was emotional at practice and even yelled at a teammate. He faced the nerves, however, knowing that when he stepped into the cage to compete he had to be focused. Before the first round of his pro career started in Panama City, Pearson prayed. It was a quick prayer, asking that he and his opponent fight well and stay safe. Then the fight started. Rushing his opponent, he throws a few punches to his stomach and shoves him against the side of the cage. Clasping his arms under the fighter's legs, Pearson fHips him to the ground with a thud. The announcer's voice rings across the cage, but he stays focused, landing punches against the fighter's sweat-matted head even though his opponent has trapped his other arm. The only thing he hears besides the smack of his punches is the advice of his coaches, who are standing nearby. His opponent gets the best of him for a second, rolling him over so Pearson's back is to the floor. Pearson grapples, pulling him closer to deaden his punches. Grabbing the fighter's arm, he twists it back like a cop trying to control a disorderly criminal. He twists it all the way up to his head, flipping himself back on top. In less than 90 seconds, the match is over. Pearson wins, returning to his cheering teammates on F2 Darkside and ready to train again as soon as they get home. With one pro fight under his belt he has to start training for his next match in December.

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4, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, DECEMBER 6,2010 Low temperatures are expected to be below freezing all week COLD, from page 1 she'd be let into a lobby where stacks of blankets and a Christmas tree awaited her. She said she's always been able to get into the St. Francis House during cold weather. "It's well taken care of on cold nights," she said. The van she usually sleeps in is a Hilton compared to her previous home of a tent in the woods. But Friday night, it was too cold for her to wait for her bed on wheels. Her friend, who owns the van, couldn't leave work until 11 p.m., so she checked in to the shelter. Justice secured her cot by waiting in line two hours before the shelter's sign-in time. But before she slept in vans and on cots, she was the manager of a Huddle House, a Southern restaurant chain that boasts its country fried steak and never stops serving breakfast. She remembers giving free coffee and dinners to two homeless men who would often stop in just for a warm place to sit. She said drunk customers always ordered more than they could eat, and she gave those meals to the homeless men, too. Helping them warmed her heart, like the coffee she served. But she never thought she'd end up in the same place. Justice said the shelter offers more than just a warm bed -it gives peace of mind. The shelter provides blankets, pillows, toiletries, a shower and breakfast. "We get to relax," she said. Justice said without shelters like the St. Francis House, the streets would be cold and frightening for her. "People will steal from you left and right." But at the shelter, she feels safe. She brought snacks for the wait: chocolate glazed doughnuts given to her by the Salvation Army and an oversized coffee mug full of water. "I wish I had some coffee," she said as the temperature slowly descended with the sun. Not everyone opted for sleeping at the shelter, even when newspapers warned it could be less than 30 degrees that night. Leon Blunt said he was content with sleeping in his tent with his six blankets, two electric blankets and sleeping bag. "When it comes down to a man like someone in my position, I'd rather see someone else take that spot [in the shelter]," he said. "I'll just wait here patiently because I know the Lord will take care of me." However, it's not entirely because of his generosity that he wants to let someone take his place. Nor is it completely because of his criminal record, although the St. Francis House requires every person to get clearance from police before they can sleep there. He said it's the smell. He said that some of the men don't bathe for months, and the sweaty odor only gets worse as the building heats up. Justice said she's never noticed the smell and said the St. Francis House is clean. But men and women sleep in different rooms. She sleeps in the lobby, and men sleep in the dining room. Blunt waited outside the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday night, breathing in the cold air and waiting with about a dozen men for dinner provided by the church. A born-again Christian, Blunt is looking for work in plumbing, tree management, roofing -anything he can find. Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff A homeless person sleeps under layers of blankets in an effort to keep warm during a winter night in downtown Gainesville. But Blunt said not many places are hiring, and his criminal record often disqualifies him. He was released from prison on Sept. 24 after spending two years there for minor offenses, including buying and selling stolen property. He said the many mistakes he made when he was younger have followed him from prison to the job market. "That past follows you the rest of your life," he said. But as far as the cold goes, he said he's all right. He has his tent, his spot, and he knows which organizations hand out food on any given day. He said families never have to sleep on the streets on a cold night. Shelters and relief organizations make sure families and children have a roof over their heads. "They make an extreme effort for that," he said. But he chose to stay outdoors. He said he spends a lot of his time reading at the downtown library. But when it gets dark, he goes to his tent and the layers of warmth. Then, he gets up at 5:30 a.m. and looks for work. "Sometimes I get work, sometimes I don't," he said. Day after day, he goes through the same routine. His concerns about the weather are thrown to the wind. He said he trusts God to take care of him and to keep him warm. "The days that I don't see sunshine, it's not bad," he said, "because the storm doesn't last always." $8OFF Jiffy Lube Signature Service' Oil Change No Coupon Needed! No expiration date to remember! Just bring in a valid student ID to any Gainesville Jiffy Lube. 5 area locations. 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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 0 ALLIGATOR, 5 Student group makes 'wings of liberty' fly over UF U THE "STARCRAFT 11" proud of the team's success. TEAM IS UNDEFEATED. The Gators have already defeated their rivals at Florida By KAT BEIN State University, along with one Alligator Staff Writer of the league's best teams, University of Waterloo. "Our first game was when ha le the Gators may not we made noise for ourselves," have performed very well on said biochemistry senior Pavel the football feld, the Gators in Alekseyev, who recently took space have been unstoppable. down a pro-level player from UF's collegiate-league "Starthe University of Central Florida Craft II" team, a real-time stratein a one-on-one match. "We're gy game set in space and played the only undefeated team in online, has been destroying our division .there's really no competition since late October, modest way around it." and after six matchups, UF is The team plays 11 games beundefeated. fore the top four teams from each "It's actually been pretty division are sent to the playoffs. easy," said Fangzhou Hou, a Their next match computer engineering junior Ohf,4( against the Uniand one of the team's star playNews versity of Regina ers. "I have a lot of confidence in is coming up on our team, and hopefully we can Saturday, but the players aren't win it all.tm too worried about the competiThe team formed a few tion. months before their first match, "The whole team's been dobrought together and coordinating really well," Alekseyev said. ed by sophomore Tyler Reed. "It'd be pretty hard to not get Reed said he learned about top four at this point." the league through game foThe team is still open to playrums online and quickly set ers who want to get in on the aboutrecruitingplayersthrough action. Interested students can friends, forums and even picke-mail Reed at reedt@ufl.edu. ing talented players in local area "Even if you're not a serious network centers. player, it's a good resource," Courtesy to te Alligator ts dbe ter tan exReed said. "We're always down Fangzhou Hou, a UF computer engineering software junior, practices for upcoming matches with the undefeated pected by far," said Reed, who's to help out" UF "StarCraft II" team. The team plays most of its matches from home. Get the most CASH FOR BOOKS Visit www.ufl.bkstr.com for buyback hours and locations. CHECK IN By: December 17 We helped University of Florida students save more than $215,000 this fall through Rent-A-Text! 779WBB 10 N,

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6, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, DECEMBER 6,2010 Truth and treason WikiLeaks bans wrong If only BP could have pulled the same public relations response the federal government is rolling out now. In response to growing international criticism of WikiLeaks, including some calling for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's resignation, which amounts to the worldly equivalent of a 250,000-page "Mean Girls" burn book that bashed the entire world, the Obama administration is ordering all federal employees to not view the secret notes passed around the globe. If only BP could have tried to avoid its international criticism by just pretending nothing happened. Imagine how many pelicans could have been saved! While we agree the documents released are classified information, the Editorial Board does not agree with the federal government's sloppy response to cleaning up the mess from all the gossiping this country has done. And, more importantly, we don't agree with the federal government mandating an enormous censor on its employees after the United States was rightfully caught in an international scandal that sounds more like a bad WB high school sitcom. We're glad the federal government has yet to take the Orwellian step of banning the WikiLeaks website on federal computers. But we're waiting for it. The federal government should be ashamed of everything WikiLeaks brought to the international spotlight. As Ron Paul said on his Twitter, "In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble." Dirty politics In an early showing of dirty, rotten things to come during the next handful of years, Sen-elect Marco Rubio and Gov-elect Rick Scott were quick to criticize President Barack Obama for extending the ban on oil drilling in federal waters off Florida's coast. Calling it a job-killer, many prominent Florida Republicans failed to recognize what the massive explosion of Deepwater Horizon did to jobs. By failing to recognize the oil rig's disastrous consequences to Florida tourism, ecology and jobs across the Gulf Coast, Scott, Rubio and Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos leave little room for debate. These lawmakers value little more than moneyhungry, oil-coated special interests. And when money talks this loud, why would they? But the Editorial Board is, perhaps, more disappointed with their simultaneous refusal to acknowledge what an enormous opportunity this presents to expand renewable energy, which would provide a more sustainable Florida while also creating thousands of jobs in developing and operating the infrastructure. Such short-sighted and dirty politics is not what Florida nor any state needs. The Editorial Board was pleasantly surprised, however, to hear Republican Attorney General-elect Pam Bondi outright oppose any "nearshore drilling," saying we need to "protect our state." Clearly setting an example that shows environmental protection is not a partisan issue. We hope our future Florida leaders will eventually follow Bondi's example. a l l e independent floida Emily Fuggetta EDITOR Paul Runnestrand Stefania Ferro MANAGING EDITORS Jared Misner OPINIONS EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names wiii be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, styie and iibei Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105 W University Aye or send them to P0 Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Caii 376-4458 Opinions Today's question: Are you stressed about final s? Friday's question: Should Lady Gaga win a Grammy? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org ALLIGATOR www.aIligator.org/opinion AFrEr ST FRANCIS jHouS FILLS 0R 'THE GOVERNMENT 5e-r s HOMELSs UP N HorELs &dtUAtASPr~S Year in review: U.S. has made a mess his year started off in memorable fashion with the president's State of the Union address, in which he notably criticized the Supreme Court and got a round of applause for disrespecting the judicial branch. The government fighting like children was a running theme of the year. And 2010's government fighting wasn't limited to interparty quarrels either with the Tea Party emerging to force the Republicans further right than many of them care to be. After months of fighting in the legislature followed by back-door deals, we were reminded by Democrats in Congress that we're a representative democracy when it passed health care legislation the majority of Americans didn't support. Maybe Congress looked to the future and wanted to make sure it could get cheaper health care during its future unemployment? Either way, it's been a banner year for the U.S. Congress. And if Americans thought this was the worst it could get, they really weren't prepared for much. The negligence of BP resulted in an explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that would eventually turn out to become the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. But 2010 wasn't all bad news. In August, President Barack Obama declared an end to the combat mission in Iraq with all combat troops removed from the nation. More good news in 2010 -albeit short-lived -came at the judicial hands of Judge Virginia Phillips when she had the intelligence and the common sense to do what Chris Dodson letters@alligator org Washington didn't have the morality to do when she overturned the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. But alas, the elected government continued to show its inadequacy by challenging the ruling. Furthermore, it hasn't been able to overturn the policy in the Senate despite having a lame-duck session and a Pentagon study that shows allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the military would have no negative effects. After more months of government bickering, we finally had the elections. The good news: We no longer have to hear any more political ads for two more years. The bad news: It meant that the people of Florida had elected a governor who paid his way to Tallahassee, and they overwhelmingly elected a Tea Party senator. And although Florida's silver-medal winner in the gubernatorial race wasn't a much better option, Florida most assuredly chose the worse of two evils. So here we stand in early December with our military still as blatantly discriminatory as ever, no government budget worked out for the upcoming years, an economy that's still a mess, and a split government with both political sides appearing unable or unwilling to compromise. What is the good news? There's always 2011. Chris Dodson is afirst-year finance and journalism student. His column appears every Monday. 49% YES 51% NO 107 TOTAL VOTES The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. .0 t4FTER Yovot 'Sot 666'T44ANYM

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 0 ALLIGATOR, 7 The United States should not ignore North Korean threat merican humorist Will Rogers once which at this point could mean war. Arragon Perrone how dangerous that United States is low on rocks. Logically, the said, "Diplomacy is the art of sayTo continue with Rogers' metaphor, let us UWire stray actually was. neighborhood (the international community ing 'nice doggy,' until you can find a consider a neighborhood that America must The neighborhood working through the United Nations) needs rock." In the case of North Korea, the United States is dealing with a crazy pit bull and has few rocks left to throw. The North's recent shelling of a South Korean city, an attack that killed four and injured 16, opens the door for the United Nations to represent the international community by standing with the U.S. and South Korea to oppose North Korean aggression. When the U.S. invaded Iraq seven years ago, it made the U.N. politically irrelevant on the international stage. But the status quo of today is not the status quo of 2003. Today, the U.S. cannot afford to become unilaterally embroiled in another foreign conflict if the Korean situation worsens. Only with the help of an active, supportive U.N. can North Korea be held accountable for further aggression, defend against vicious dogs. Ten years ago, the neighborhood was pretty nice. America had a lot of rocks and there were not a whole lot of dogs. The neighborhood had been safe ever since that Russian terrier up and died without a single rock being thrown. But then came 9/11, and a new breed of animal came into the neighborhood. It was some kind of stray. No one knew where it came from or who owned it, but some of the worst neighbors on the block were said to feed it scraps. America remembered seeing it years before, when it used the stray to attack that old Samoyed. After the stray wounded the beast, America had patted its head and left it alone. America thought the stray would just go away and die -or something like that. Then came Sept. 11, and America realized came together, gathered up all of its stones and hurled them at the snarling stray. But the stray disappeared and nobody could find it. America decided to take the offensive and identify any other possible strays in the neighborhood. It wrote up a list and identified three: the mean Iraqi mongrel, the Iranian wolf and the vicious North Korean pit bull. Against the advice of its weaker neighbors, America picked up its stones and hurled them at the mongrel, knocking it dead. Feeling slighted and a little embarrassed that they couldn't throw as well, the other neighbors gathered all their stones and refused to let America have any more. Now, the North Korean pit bull has attacked an innocent ally, South Korea, and the to collect their rocks (their combined military and diplomatic power), joinAmerica and get behind their wounded ally. If the North attacks again -possibly even harder this time -and the international community does nothing, the civilized world effectively tells North Korea and other brutal, violent regimes that they can go so far as to physically attack neighboring countries and no one will stop them. The situation in the Koreas is tense and uncertain. The U.S. and South Korea are engaged in war games, which the North has hypocritically warned may cause "fullblown war." Read the rest of this column at ULWire.com. Arragon Perrone is a student at the University of Connecticut. Columnist: Could chocolate milk be the ultimate energy drink? Chocolate milk, a beverage commonly consumed by children, is now being used as a sports recovery drink for people of all ages. Karp, Johnston, Tecklenburg, Mickleborough, Fly and Stager established that it can help to rehydrate the body and rebuild muscles during and after workouts or athletic events. Maybe that is not surprising, because the contents of chocolate milk include carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D and calcium, all of which contribute to rebuilding muscle. Also present are sodium and sugar, which help stabilize and restore the body's electrolyte balance. By contrast, energy drinks, which are popular among youth Kathryn Doeneka and some active people, contain large UWire amounts of caffeine and sugar, along with ingredients such as guarana, ginseng, green tea and vitamins. So, which is better for refueling the body after a workout: chocolate milk or energy drinks? Two recent studies have addressed this question. Thomas, Morris and Stevenson showed the difference between chocolate milk and two other replacement drinks (fluid and carbohydrate energy drinks) when consumed by nine well-trained male bicyclists before and during low to moderate exercise. In the study, "participants cycled 51 percent and 43 percent longer after ingesting chocolate milk than after ingesting carbohydrate replacement drink and fluid replacement drink, respectively." Pritchett, Bishop, Pritchett, Green and Katica compared chocolate milk and a similar carbohydrate replacement beverage among 10 well-trained male bicyclists before and during high-intensity exercise. Read the rest of this column at UWire.com. Kathryn Doeneka is a student at Oregon State University. Fulfill your aspirations through your advanced education We are professionals learning to foster effectiveness, encourage excellence and stimulate change GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS PSYCHOLOGY I BUSINESS I EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE DECEMBER 9 AT 6PM. RSVP TODAY. 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8, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, DECEMBER 6,2010 STUDENT ACTIVISM Students use cornhole to raise money for charity By MATTHEW RIVA Alligator Contributing Writer Beanbags and sparks flew on the windy roof above Beef '0' Brady's at the Holiday Inn on Sunday afternoon. A double-elimination cornhole tournament, organized by the MicroFinance Foundation, drew about 15 people to the UN Human Development Index. "Even a few hundred dollars would help," Parsons said. Parsons and his teammate, Andrew Amend, placed second with their team, Table Athletic Guy. Chapter President Bastian Bockenhuser, 25, is hoping to get the group a nonprofit status soon so it can begin raise money for microloans for Zimtaking private donations in addition babwe. The group collected about $60 to having fundraisers like the tournaMatt Riva / Alligator David Parsons, left, and George Butz compete in a cornhole tournament on the pool deck of the Holiday Inn located on University Avenue on Sunday afternoon. from the teams. Six teams competed for more than an hour and a half. The members of the team Sam Bradford Doesn't Have S--On Us, Stephen Sawicki and Mark Trouville, placed first in the bracket after a winning streak. Event co-organizer David Parsons said it is the goal of the MicroFinance ment. The group is not an official club with UF's Student Government because it cannot apply until May, Parsons said. Right now, they are part of the Warrington College of Business Administration. The club is working on just getting money to Zimbabwe, and Parsons has Society to provide small loans to Zimlearned something from the fundraiser: babwe, which has the lowest standard of living of any country, according to Sam Bradford clearly doesn't have anything on them. Getting enough sleep and eating right are important for success STRESS, from page 1 2. Catch some Z's The ever-so-tricky all-nighter: Does it hinder more than it helps? Yes. Not only will your irritability increase when you're sleep deprived, but so will your inability to make good decisions and your chances of making careless errors. You also don't retain informaton when you're overly tired, Kazimour said. If you get to the bottom of a page you just read and don't remember anything, you have to do it all over again, which is why lack of sleep also causes a decrease in efficiency and patience. Affordable Downtown Living! One and two bedrooms starting at $699 Call (352) 338-0002 for availability www.arlingtonsquare.org The brain needs the kind of rest it gets during the restorative cycle of deep sleep. Kazimour recommended at least five hours of sleep as part of the preparation for an exam. 3. Mind over matter: Have a positive outlook Something that usually comes with stress is a negative mindset toward your own abilities. However, with this kind of mentality, you're much less likely to remain calm and focused in order to get things done. Kazimour said that mindset has a huge impact on actual stress levels on an individual. Her advice? "Think about what you would say to someone else. Be as nice to yourJJANP/INGS The Life, The Look, The Landings All inclusive four bedrooms starting at $325 Internet, cable, utilities & furniture Call (352) 336-3838 www.thelandingsuf.com self as you would for them." Say things to yourself like, "Next week will be better." With this mentality, you're more likely to remain calm and focused in order to get things done, as opposed to giving yourself the negative and increasing how bad you feel about Student the situation. Life 4. Get your blood flowing Kazimour and UF nutritionist Linda Bobroff both agree that physical activity is the most effective mood lifter. Exercise burns cortisol, the hormone the brain produces during stress. But for those of you who don't happen to be exercise enthusiasts, don't fret. It doesn't need to be vigorous exercise like running or kickboxing that saves you from your mid-study slump. "When you're studying and going at it, you probably don't have time to go out for a run," Bobroff said. Instead, stretch a little or go for a leisurely walk. It can even be a walk around the library if you're too busy focusing to leave. As long as you're being physical, you're helping blood flow to the brain, which will help with productivity and alertness. 5. You are what you eat Changing what and when you eat can have a positive effect on your mood. By eating every four to five hours and limiting refined carbohydrates like soda, candy and fruit juice, you can lessen volatile blood sugar swings and level out your mood, Kazimour said. She also said to incorporate protein with meals and snacks whenever possible. It slows down the absorption of carbohydrates in the blood, leaving you feeling upbeat for hours. 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Located west of Campus Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun Subdivision. Clean & neat. $750/mo. Call 352-871-7801 1-5-10-5-2 53 -Sbases Stratford Court Reduced $300/mo! 1 BR Luxury Apartment--800 sf plus balcony $829/mo; walk 1 block to UF campus Contact Stephanie at 954-536-5133 1-5-10-7-3 Harbopr Copve Aparitnents I bedrooms from $522 2 bedrooms from $614 24-hour Fitness center Gated community On RIS bus route 75 352-331-9677 www.myhaborcoveapts com Attractive 1/1 available in a 2/2 just 1 block from campus. Available Jan through July. $500/mo + utils. W/D, dishwasher, parking, pool, pet-friendly. Living room furnished & bedroom upon request. 407-538-2886 127-5-3 Sublease a 1/1 @ The Laurels on 34th St. $809 per month + utilities, unfurnished; Pet fee not included. Quite area, On bus route. Begins 1/1/2011 to 7/30/2011. Please call 813-310-7636 or 813-31 7-6842. 1-13-1010-3 Seeking 2 prof/grad females.3 bed/2b house in NW palm grove subdivision, quiet family environ, washer/dryer/electricity included $450, RTS bus route, 7 miles from UF/ Shands, excellent bike route!352-5140316 12-8-10-7-4 Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, poolside, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils included. $350/mo. No deposit required. 863634-1893. Available immediately. 1-5-106-4 Real Estate Roommates al Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Call now. Share 4BR/4BA upgraded condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. Avail immed. $425/mo 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 12-8-10-24-4 Female seeking same $385+1/3 utl (Wrls int, Sat tv, & GRU). Room for rent in 3/2 house in NW neighborhoods, quiet area. Avail now. Pet friendly, W/D, wood firs, fenced yard. Bus route 8. Jessica 352-222-6900 1-1210-30-4 LARGE BEDROOM, PRIVATE BATH in 3/3 townhome. Share with 2 UF Seniors. Washer/dryer, pool, tennis. Screened porch faces trees. On bus route. $395 plus 1/3 utilities. 301-305-6206. 12-8-10-10-4 Avail. Dec -5 Blocks to UF Great House; 2 Roommates Needed; N/S -4 Bed/2Ba House $450/mo ea + 1/3 Util Sandy 352359-8484 12-8-10-12-4 look for female rmmt in 3/3 @ hidden lakes incl util,cable,internet,w/d,pool,tanning,gym locate on bus route 5 min uf $437/mon avail mid dec call deb 352-438-4692 12-8-1010-4 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) SEE ALL CONDOS VWWUFCONDOS.COM Matt Price University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-8-74-5 NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF 3 Biks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty at 352-219-2879. 12-874-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, University Realty 352-281-3551 12-8-74-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN! THE PALMS -New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty, 352-219-2879 12-8-74-5 Furnishings BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-8-10-74-6 BRAN D SCRABBLE' s a rademak of Hasbro in the US and Canada 02010 Hasbro Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Ino. Al rghts reserved. A Ai EiH4 B S Ai A1 D2 03R 1|3 DG D DWDD A Ai D2 NH4N T B3 D D DWDD A1iW G2WN1W4 Bs D2 PAR SCORE 200-210 FO BEST SCORE 281 TIR 2nd Letter Double HK RACK 2 H RACK 4 Triple Word Score UR RACK TOTAL ME LIMIT: 20 MIN DIRECTIONS: Make a 2to 7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word, using scoring directions at right. Finally, 7-letter words get 50point bonus. "Blanks" used as any letter have no point value. All the words are in the Official SCRABBLE' Players Dictionary, 4th Edition. SOLUTION TOMORROW For more information on books, clubs, tournaments and the school program go to www.scrabble-assoc.com or call the National SCRABBLE Association (631) 477-0033. 12-06

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 11 FFurnishings Furnishings Computers Autos Wanted BED -FULL SIZE -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-8-10-74-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-8-10-74-6 BED -KING -$200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-8-74-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-8-74-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-8-74-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-8-74-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-8-74-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-8-74-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-8-10-74-6 COMPUTER & DESK, TWIN BEDS, BOOKSHELVES, MUCH MORE -Call 352376-8901 -By appointment only. 12-8-104-6 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-8-10-74-7 C 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 ELECTRIC BIKE Will go 40 miles on a charge. Paid over $800, ridden only 5 miles. Beautiful trail style. Will go 15 mph. Asking $500 386-462-3148. May have to leave message. 1-5-10-4-9 FAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS 0 ORunning or not!@ NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS Over 15 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-8-74-12 CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-20-70-12 WE BUY JUNK CARS Titles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 4-20-70-12 **HEADLINERS SAGGING?** POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville O Com puters 4 V Fr ae--0--7-12 1 BUY CARS & TRUCKS CrIA H PAIDI" fL t Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops Joel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 12-8-10-74-7 Uet the jump on your competition now while you can. With Kaplan s flexible online options, holiday schedules are no barrier to getting started on your high soore before 2011 starts. 1-800-KAP-TEST kaptest.oom/mcatholidayprep Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS 1 Try to obtain sensitive info using an Internet scam 6 Chase down, as a fly ball 10 Falls behind 14 "Tiny Bubbles" singer 15 Tip-top 16 Towards the sheltered side, at sea 17 Specialized jargon 18 "_ call us, we'll." 19 Red sky, to a sailor 20 Sidewalk periodical vendor 23 -Locka, Florida 24 Gut courses 25 Edwards or Langley, e.g. 31 Political corruption 32 Police busts 33 Revolutionary statesman Franklin 36 Knocks on the door 37 Response to a fencing lunge 38 Nothing, in tennis 39 Picnic invader 40 Intimidated 41 Tendon 42 Court-ordered parental obligation 44 Show hosts 47 Actor Mineo 48 Philanthropic group chartered by auto execs 54 Notion 55 Univ. sports group 56 Liberate from the hitching post 58 Shakespearean king 59 Tiger Woods's ex 60 Allow to pass 61 Benevolent order 62 Cowgirl Evans 63 Cropped up DOWN 1 High-tech organizer, briefly 2 English or French instrument 3 "Picnic" dramatist 4 Braggarts 5 Lively nightclub 6 Thompson of "Family" 7 Hula __ 8 Green Gables girl 9 Prepare 35 Eft, when mature 37 Like the victims in "Arsenic and Old Lace" 38 Pencil for one's kisser 40 Kitchen VIP 41 Pancake flipper 42 Coniferous trees 43 Mex. neighbor 44 Submit a tax return over the Internet 45 Hobbyist's plane, e.g. 46 Old floorboard sound 49 Golden State sch. 50 Carpentry fastener 51 Certain Scandinavian 52 Filmdom's Preminger 53 Penpoints 57 Sight organ ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: 10 Taoism founder J A K E WAD S C R E T E 11 Hypoallergenic AP E X 0 D I E R E M I T skin care brand 12 Davis who played Thelma S P EILLIB 0 D A R 13 Transmits N I LIE AL S 21 Bogey beater DEAD LYS E CRE T A RY 22 Impertinence ANGS T TLC S E EA 25TajMahalcity M D I S T R A U S S T A N 26 Pakistan N UTS A P T P U N I C neighbor S P A C E MI S S I O N A RVY 27 Engrossed A A T M 28 Move like a baby 2 Like a G A R BAGEC AN A R Y 30 Feathered friends MARO OURS SC AB 33 Sonny of Sonny A L OES A L E C K A N E and Cher V E N TIS TIA D A S S G T 34 Happily __ after xwordeditor@aol.com 12/06/10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 -15 16 2 2122 2s 26 27 28 29 30 3132 E33 34 3s5 -s 37 38 44 4 4 -4 1 48 49505 1 525s3 5451-2 56 5 12/06/10 *@@PARKING*** Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 12-8-10-74-10 GOATS FOR SALE Charlie -352-278-1925 12-8-74-10 *BK CHRISTMAS TREES* Containerized Southern Red Cedar&Arizona Cypress. 2ft -12ft, $5 -$65. 20926 NW 75th St, Alachua. 386-462-2060 1-5-10-9-10 Mtrcles Mopeds ***VWVW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM** FULLSERVICE MOTORCYCLE -SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-810-74-11 *****New Scooters 4 Less***** HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 vww.NS4L .com 4-20-10-70-11 ***GatorMoto*** Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit shop can beat these prices! lyrWarranties included. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com 12-8-1074-11 SCOOTER SERVICE New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-20-10-70-11 GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We repairALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-8-10-74-11 **SCOOTER RENTALS** Rent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 RPM MOTORCYCLES INC !NOW OFFERS FREE PICK UP! For Motorcycles & Scooters for the remainder of 2010. In Gainesville only. Call 352-377-6974 518 SE 2nd St, 12-8-74-11' Call Anytime 352-339-5158 12-8-10-56-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES 60 day payoff On cash vehicles Pay off time negotiable 352-338-1999 12-8-73-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check Cash vehicles $1000 and up! 352-338-1999 12-8-73-12 92 Eagle Talon $1699 89 Ford Bronco II $1499 97 Pontiac Transport $1499 96 Chevy Blazer $1999 352-338-1999 12-8-73-12 98 Cadillac Deville $1999 95 Ford Explorer $1999 98 Ford Expolorer $1999 97 Lincoln Town car $1999 352-338-1999 12-8-73-12 98 Landrover Discovery $4999 01 Chevy Silverado $4999 99 Ford F1u $5999 98 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 12-8-73-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Certified vehicles No credit check Move vehicles $500 & up! 352-375-9090 12-8-73-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check, buy here pay here Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans 30 day warranty 352-375-9090 12-8-73-12 02 Dodge Neon $4500 00 Chevy 3500 $5900 02 Chevy Camero $6999 03 Ford Taurus $6999 352-375-9090 12-8-73-12 05 Saturn Ion $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $7999 04 Kia Sorento $8999 03 Nissan Altima $9999 352-375-9090 12-8-73-12 Great bargain: Year 2000, model Chrysler Cirrus, extra clean body and interior, 11400 miles. $5490 or the best offer. Call 352-375-6754 1-510-4-12 MF Wanted LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-874-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-20-70-13 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 352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested. I'm blind, Catholic, & attend Mass at Queen of Peace. If you're interested in sharing transportation with me, you can be my blessing. Please call 352-219-6948. I often take part in church service, as a lector or greeter. 12-8-10-74-13 BE A BLESSING TO ME, AND COME HELP ME LEARN TO RAKE KNIT, 2 Wednesday evenings a month. The things we will make WILL BE SENT TO HAITI AND OTHER PLACES. Call 352-219-6948. 12-8-1074-13 St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as razors, body wash, soap and toothbrushes. If you are interested in helping please contact: Jared Salter at (352) 378-9079 or by email at: sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com 10-3-6-13 Help Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibility 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. BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14 FUTURE GMs Now hiring assistant managers GatorDominos.com/jobs 4-20-10-70-14 PHONE AGENTS NEEDED Must have Excellent Vocabulary and Communication skills. PC skills needed. Apply Now! 6020 NW 4th Place, Suite G. 352-371-5888 x 111 4-20-70-14 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 4-20-1070-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 12-8-10-74-14 HIRING 50 DRIVERS Domino's is hiring drivers for all shifts. Applicants must have 1 ticket maximum in the last 3 years, a 2003 or newer car and a positive attitude. $12-$15 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com. 4-20-10-70-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 128-10-74-14 By Donna S.Levin (c)2010 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

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12, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, DECEMBER 6,2010 W Help Wanted Help Wanted Health Services Event Notices l Pets Earn $1000-3200 per month to drive our car with ads. www.AdCarDriver.com 12-8-10-32-14 Academy Medical is offering an internship to help build out its technology infrastructure. Candidates must have strong IT skills including SQL. Previous experience with building online databases is a plus. 20 hours week @ $15/hr. Please send resumes to rob@academymedical.net. Questions call Rob Fischetti at 804-690-4422. 1-5-10-21-14 CNAs who believe in compassionate care & uncompromising services are encouraged to apply on-line at http://ck546.ersp.biz/employment. Strict background checks/drug screen. 12hr shifts, days, nights & wkends avail. 126-10-14-14 FT NANNY needed M-F start by JAN; min 2 wks/mon for 40hrs; travel w/ mom; 3yr old / 9 mon; $12/hr; exp; good refs; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 1-5-1015-14 BARN HELP Sundays only in exchange for lessons at Hunter/Jumper facility. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 352-359-4149 1-5-10-15-1 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS Part-time hourly work Flexible schedules $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGIS.COM 12-8-10-7-14 TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 afternoons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net 1-7-10-9-14 CAREER POSITIONS Stay in Gainesville. Great benefits and opportunities. Flexible hours. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Please apply online at http://www.gleim.com 12-8-10-6-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT Flex hours. Excellent Word, Excel, typing, internet skills. $7.25/hr. Indicate current and spring semester available schedules, major, graduating semester. siva1950@yahoo.com 1-5-10-7-14 PORTRAIT SALES Help wanted for busy retail stores. Full time, part time, local and some travel. Call Dominick 352-229-1004 12-7-10-5-14 LEASING AGENTS WANTED! Stoneridge Apartments. Several part time positions available. Experience a plus, but not required. Detail oriented and outgoing a must! Apply in person at:3800 SW 34th St. 12-8-5-14 Going to be in G'ville during break? One serious hardworking and trustworthy UF student. Gen or const labor, exp w/electrical & plumbing, carpentry, chainsaw & heavy lifting. PT flex hrs. $7-7.50/hr. 327-2931 or 376-6183 12-6-10-3-14 PT NANNY FOR TODDLER Near downtown. Non-smoker, references required. Optional live-in situation. Call 352316-6696 12-8-3-14 NOW HIRING Experienced Notetakers and Editors SPRING 2011 Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com 1-14-10-11-14 IServiceS IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-20-70-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-20-09-70-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 12-8-74-15 FREE HORSES FOR TLC HORSEBOARD Call Charlie at 352-278-1925. 12-8-74-15 MINI MAXI WAREHOUSES/UHAUL $39 storage units/mo. Student discounts available. UHaul truck/trailer rentals. No line, no waiting. Call 24/7, 352-373-6294 minimaxiwarehouse.com 12-8-74-15 Do You Need a Photographer? Weddings@Events @ Posters S Slideshows GatorAlum $100/hr You keep the digital files www.mrdigital.biz 352-672-5206 12-8-10-74-15 NEED A DOG WALKER? Aloha Pet Sitting & Dog Walking (352) 792-5598 www.AlohaPetSitting.info Licensed, Insured, Bonded 12-6-10-15-15 I ;4 INTERNATIONAL SERVICE LEARNING' SERVE -A RN -TRAV I International Health teams for students! Our trips work around your schedule. Check out our website for an experience that will change your life! www.isionline.org 1-5-10-7-15 BRAND GRAMS SOLUTION A1 B3 Ai H4 Ei D2 RACK 1 = 63 P3 L1 A1 C3 A1 Ri D2 RACK2= 63 H4 Ai T B3 A N D RACK 3 = 63 WF w F N1 D2 B3 A1 G2 RACK 4 = 92 PAR SCORE 200-210 TOTAL 281 SCRABBLE' is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada. 02010 Hasbro Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved. HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) All Women's Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-20-70-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-8-74-16 A Woman's Answer Think you might be pregnant? Testing, confidential advising Referrals 352-376-2716 12-8-74-16 Personals HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) *Family Chiropractic* Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-20-70-18 Flashbacks buys, trades, and cosig ns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. Wepay $. We buy name brands, mal brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 12-8-11-18 by Chris Richcreek 1. Name the last N.L. pitcher before St. Louis' Adam Wainwright in 2009 to not win the Cy Young Award despite getting more first-place votes than the winner? 2. Who was the last rookie pitcher to be a 20-game winner in the major leagues? 3. Who was the first Division 1-A college football playerto pass for300 or more xards andrun for200 or more yards in the same game? 4. Name the player who holds the record for most NBA regular-season gamesplayed. 5. How old was Jimmy Carson when lie tallied 55 goals for the Los Angeles Kings in 1987-88? 6. When was the last time Mexico's men's soccer team reached the World Cup quarterfinals? 7. Who holds the single-season record for the most wins in World Cup skiing? Answers 1. San Diego's Trevor Hoffman, who finished second toAtlanta'sTom Glavine in 1998. 2. Tom Browning won 20 for Cincinnati in 1985. 3. Marques Tulasosopo, for the Univcrsity of Washington in 1999. 4. Robert Parish played in 1,611 NBA games. 5. He was 19. 6. It was 1986. 7. Vreni Schneider won 14 times in the 1988-89 season. C2010 King Features Synd. Inc. TRY OUR At-Your-Location-Business. No Set Up Costs! Sell Vacation Properties From Your Location! Take FREE Vacations! Call Now! 1-877-465-8463 12-6-10-4-20 Will Earth be hit by an unknown planet? Leo Roy will be having a talk on 1/5/11 about the event that will be coming towards Earth Dec. 10-27, 2012 at theAlachua County Lib. Room A. 1-3pm All welcomed to a curious talk! 1-55-20 MARY AND JOSEPH: The Scandalous Birth of the Christ Child -a musical drama -Sat. Dec 11 @ 6 pm & Sun. Dec 12 @ 6 pm -First Baptist Church, 14105 NW 39 Ave. Gville 352-376-4681 FREE ADMISSION 12-6-120 WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET Every Sat & Sun -Hwy 301 15 min from Gainesville 468-2255 12-8-74-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS Open To Public We-Fr-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet -Trap -Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 12-8-10-74-21 Rocky Creek Paintball In Gainesville S Better Prices Better Fields S Better Call 371-2092 4-20-10-70-21 OPERATION CATNIP LAST SPAY DAY FOR 2010 DECEMBER 12TH Don't miss the last chance in 2010 for you to make an impact on the community cat population. If you don't have a community cat in mind that needs to be fixed please let us know and we will pair you with a caregiver who needs your help getting cats to the clinic for FREE spay/neuter. If you cannot spare your time please make a tax deductible donation. While our services are offered to caregivers for FREE our cost is actually about $30 per cat. Contact us about our Wish List too. ocgainesville@gmai.com 352.380.0940 Purchase one of our Florida Animal Friend License Plates *GREAT CHRISTMAST GIFT IDEA* 12-8-6-24 Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone who's lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND. LOST VIDEO CAMERA Panasonic SDR H40 42x Last seen at the bathouses Sat 10/9/10 Any info call (850) 543-3762 REWARD $500 1-6-25-25 FOUND LITTLE GRAY BUNNY Sweet boy, loves to be petted. Found at NW 16th Av. & NW 6th St. 377-4217 12-6-4-25 JUIVfltLI aMnNc by David L. Hoyt 12-6-10 I (D 3 5 0 CLUE ACROSS ANSWER 1. Divide T I E S B C 5. Greek letter G E M O A 6. -pole E T O M T 7. Scamper RCUSYR CLUE DOWN ANSWER 1. Light-haired person DEN LOB 2. Doubter PEKSCIT 3. Book division ERPTACH 4. Sullenly LYGULM CLUE: Russia, Jupiter and the Pacific Ocean, for example. 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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 13 Gators finish 2nd at Big Al Open By ALLISON BANKO Alligator Writer They train with championship finishes in mind. For some of the younger UF swimmers and divers, this weekend was their first taste of why they put in those long hours. Florida carried a mere 30-man roster to Princeton's Big Al Open this weekend, offering some championship exposure for 13 of the squad's freshmen. "It was good preparation for the end of the year to be prepared to swim fast all six sessions and leave no room for errors," freshman swimmer Alicia Mathieu said. The men's and women's squad placed second in the Open. The Gators entered the threeday, 36-event competition rested, reducing yardage in the pool prior to competition to see how a break could translate to the pool. The team racked up a slew of personal bests, including Mathieu's 500-yard freestyle time of 4:47.66, an NCAA qualifying time. Other milestones include sophomore Sharla Milne's first win of the season in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:47.53, just edging second-place Mathieu. Freshmen Trish Regan, Ellese Zalewski and Brad deBorde also clocked personal bests. In the first event of the final day, Mathieu dominated the women's 1650-yard freestyle, setting a promising tone for the rest of the day's competition. "This meet is definitely going to help us as we head toward our two biggest meets of the year." Anthony Lewark UFjunior diver "We came back [Sunday] with a new focus and it showed with some outstanding swims," associate head coach Martyn Wilby said. Following Mathieu's win were top-place nabs by sophomore Jonathan Jordan in the men's 1,650yard freestyle, Zalewski in the women's 100-yard freestyle and the 200-yard butterfly, and junior Gabriel Huen in the men's 200yard butterfly. Diving Dominates First Day: On the kickoff of the Open, the diving squad swept the competition, snagging the top two spots in the women's three-meter and the men's one-meter. The women's sole senior diver, Monica Dodson, placed just ahead of junior Kaylee Doback. And junior Anthony Lewark edged fellow junior Colin Bell. Come championship time, every point counts, something Dodson said is crucial when the Gators perform on the diving board. "Diving has become a much bigger influence on our team than in the past, especially with tougher teams," she said. "It's the extra points at the other end of the pool that can make a difference." The diving squad also gained crucial exposure as all divers participated in each of the events the Open had to offer this weekend. "Coming and diving in a long weekend meet like this is good practice for both SECs and NCAAs -they're both very long weeks and very tiring and stressful," Lewark said. "This meet is definitely going to help us as we head toward our two biggest meets of the year." ifI Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff UF's Monica Dodson and the diving team took the top two spots in the women's three-meter. UF won last two sets to take down FSU VOLLEYBALL, from page 14 Things looked bleak for the Gators as they trailed in the fifth set by scores of 12-7, 14-13 and 15-14. However, the Gators battled to the end, rallying to victory and closing the Seminoles' season. "We've been in high drama, and second-round matches are some of the best in the tournament," Wise said. "With very little preparation time from one match to the next, you're playing a team that's just coming off a big win. Oh yeah: and it's Florida State and they played terrific." Junior middle blocker Cassandra Anderson came up big on defense for the Gators, recording a match-high 12 blocks along with eight digs. Florida had a higher hitting percentage and recorded more kills, assists, service aces, digs and blocks than the Seminoles. However, the Gators also had six more service errors and four more attack errors. The Gators will take on Purdue (23-10) on Friday in Austin, Texas. Purdue -Wise's alma mater-is the tournament's 16th seed. "I was thinking '7-12,"' Wise said. "This team has been here before. We were down 7-12 against Nebraska in Omaha, and this team came back and won, so I shouldn't doubt them. I just knew that at that specific point there was no room for error. We had to play perfect. The effort level and some of those digs were just outstanding. Some nights when it's not going well, you're lucky and you move on." Bowl features coaching showdown between Meyer Paterno FOOTBALL, from page 14 "We are excited to hear that we are going to the Outback Bowl and play in another New Year's Day game," coach Urban Meyer said in a statement. "We are proud of our history of playing in January Bowl games -not everyone gets to enjoy that experience. We've been fortunate around here to be in a bowl game for 20 consecutive years, and I've told our players and staff to not take that for granted." In his first season as UF coach, Meyer led the Gators to a 31-24 victory against Iowa in the Outback Bowl. That was the last time Florida participated in the game. The Jan. 1 meeting will feature a showdown between two of the country's premier college football coaches in Meyer Meyer and Joe Paterno, who won his 400th game on Nov. 6 against Northwestern and is the all-time leader in FBS victories. "We look forward to facing Penn State and one of the true legends in the game in coach Joe Paterno," Meyer said. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for coach Paterno and I will be honored to have the opportunity to coach in the same game as him." The Gators and the Nittany Lions have faced off twice, with UF winning both of the matchups. The last time the two teams met up, Florida beat Penn State 21-6 in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1,/1998. Saj Guevara / Alligator Staff The UF volleyball team pulled out a 17-15 victory in the fifth set to seal a comeback victory against FSU on Saturday. The Gators advanced and will face Purdue on Friday in the NCAA regional semifinals.

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Sports MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Florida showcases improved offense in rout 0 SIX UF PLAYERS FINISHED WITH AT LEAST SEVEN SHOT ATTEMPTS. By GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer gluca @alIlIigator org WASHINGTON, D.C. -After a week in which two dismal scoring performances resulted in the season's second loss, the Gators came out Sunday with what senior Chandler Parsons called the best half of basketball they have played this season. Florida scored only 30 points over the first 20 minutes, but it did so without any of the selfish and disjointed play that resulted in a defeat against UCF. Instead, the No. 18 Gators (6-2) made smart decisions and moved the ball with precision as they defeated American (5-3) 6748 in the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. "Tonight I think the first half was the best offensive half we've had all year just from the standpoint of running offense, executing, and making the extra pass," Parsons said. "We're going to knock down shots so we're not going to worry about that. We're just working on getting the best available one." Florida's commitment to selflessness and ball distribution yielded 14 assists compared to just six turnovers for Sunday's starters. Those numbers mark a major improvement from the season's first seven contests, over which the unit had 69 assists and 75 turnovers. "We just wanted to share the ball and get back to Florida basketball," sophomore Erving Walker said. "Just trying to not force plays, making the extra pass, hustling on defense and things like that." That willingness to pass led to an even shot distribution, as six players finished with seven, eight UF forward Chandler Parsons rebounded from his 1-for-9 performance against UCF with 13 points and eight rebounds against American on Sunday. or nine shot attempts. As American switched between man and zone defenses, different areas of the floor started to open up for the Gators, who were willing to take whatever the Eagles gave them. "I think that's our identity," Parsons said. "That's what type of team we should be. We've got nobody going out there trying to get 20 or 30 points per game." In the days leading up to the contest, coach Billy Donovan stressed the team's need to focus on the things they could control. Instead of worrying about whether a specific shot goes in, Donovan said players should be worried about shot selection and the passes that lead to an open look. That mindset is the reason Donovan was pleased with the play of sophomore Kenny Boynton, who had seven assists and zero turnovers but also went 0 for 9 from the field in a scoreless effort. "The minute the ball leaves your hand, gravity has more control than actually you do," Donovan said. "I'm more proud that he played the right way. As long as our team is getting good shots SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15 UF to face Penn St. in Outback Bowl By ANTHONY CHIANG Alligator Staff Writer achiang@alligator org After a disappointing season, the Gators received some surprising news. On Sunday, Florida (7-5) accepted an invitation to play in the Outback Bowl in Tampa on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. against Penn State (7-5). The Gators were selected ahead of South Carolina and Mississippi State -two teams that beat UF in the Swamp this season -to play in the game. Ea r 1 e r in the week, Football many thought Florida would take part in the Gator Bowl, another New Year's Day bowl in Jacksonville. SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 13 TEEING OFF WITH TYLER JETT 0 Chris Collinsworth's curious description of Ben Rothelisburger after the public restroom enthusiast broke his nose: "He doesn't look like a homecoming queen .tonight." .Craig Monteilh, an FBI informant at an Irving, Calif., mosque, terrified members of the mosque when he suggested they blow up a mall. Those members reported Monteilh to the FBI as a potential terrorist, and we're now one supernatural twist from our next M. Night Shyamlan film. UF VOLLEYBALL Gators survive five-set thriller By MATT RUBIN Alligator Writer Florida played its last home match of this season Saturday night and it was arguably the most exciting match ever to be played in Gainesville. The No. 1 Gators (29-1, 20-0 Southeastern Conference) defeated Florida State in a breathtaking hve-set match 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 1715) to advance to the NCAA regional semifinals. "This match lived up to its billing, and I can't say enough good things about how well Florida State played," coach Mary Wise said. "I don't think we've played a team all year that has passed as consistently as they did." The match between the rivals was one of ups and downs for both sides. There were eight ties in the first set, none in a close second set, four in the third set, 10 in the fourth set and eight in the fifth set. "To make a run in this tournament you got to POLL QUESTION Today's question: Will you attend the Outback Bowl to watch Florida play Penn State? Vote on alligatorSports.org be healthy, you got to have some pretty good talent and once in a while along the way you got to catch a break," Wise said. "I think we caught a break tonight." Junior setter Kelly Murphy led the Gators with a triple double. Murphy hit .385 on her way to recording a match-high 19 kills, 21 assists and 12 digs. She also recorded two blocks. Murphy also became the 17th player in UF history to record 1,000 kills. "It would have been pretty bittersweet to have our season end with a loss to Florida State," Murphy said. "I just think that any second round match with any team playing in their possible last match of the season is bound to be exciting." SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 13 SCOREBOARD NFL Atlanta Tampa Bay Cleveland Miami 28 24 13 10

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 0 ALLIGATOR, 15 Shooting woes prove costly in upset loss to Brown 0 UF SHOT 30.6 PERCENT FROM THE FIELD SUNDAY. By MATT WATTS Alligator Writer Florida finally showed its youth. Before Saturday's dismantling of Providence College, 10 points or fewer had decided each game and the inexperienced Gators had to fight for every victory. The Gators won four of those despite shooting under 40 percent from the field. But that wasn't the case Sunday. Needing a win to clinch its second tournament title of the season, Florida (7-2) fell flat and was shocked 56-50 by Brown (3-6) in the final game of the Brown Bear Classic in Providence, R.I. "Name an aspect of the game, and that's where it was decided," coach Amanda Butler said when asked to pinpoint her team's struggles. "They shot better than us. They defended better than us. We were out-coached. We were out-hustled. We didn't come to play." The loss came at the hands of a Brown team that was held to just 10 first-half points against Providence in the tournament opener. The Gators defeated Providence handily on Saturday to the tune of 73-56, but nothing went Florida's Women's way on Sunday. Basketball Shooting again was a culprit as Florida (30.6 percent) missed early and often. Brown recognized Florida's desire to feed the low post and clogged the passing lanes inside, forcing 17 turnovers and 11 steals. Trailing by one point at half, Florida came out and traded buckets with Brown to open the second. But after making three out of its first four attempts to open the half, Florida missed seven consecutive shots, "Our biggest issue today was we lacked complete maturity and leadership," Butler said. "Clearly, we've got to get a lot better." The Bears had a knack for nailing shots each time the Gators would cut into Brown's lead and it began to manifest itself into UF mistakes. Florida fouled Brown twice as the shot clock was expiring. And within striking distance with mere minutes remaining, the Gators' guards seemed content to milk to clock on offense and not press the action. A small bright spot for the Gators was the first-career double-double for freshman forward Deaundra Young (10 points, 10 rebounds) and the second in a row for Ndidi Madu (14 points, 11 rebounds). "We're just not very mature. It's really disappointing in every aspect," Butler said. "We'll just go back, get ready to play and figure out who wants to compete." Four of Florida's starters scored in double digits against American HOOPS, from page 14 I have no problem with it." The Gators other four starters all scored in double figures, led by Walker's 16. The sophomore connected on 4 of 6 three-point attempts, including a critical basket with 10:26 remaining after AU had trimmed UF's lead to eight, the smallest it would be in the second half. ReITZ UP a L L H O H Seniors Parsons and Alex Tyus both bounced back from poor performances against UCF, shooting a combined 10 for 15 after going 1 for 14 collectively against the Knights. Macklin, on the other hand, picked up right where he left off in Wednesday's loss. The senior followed that 20-point performance with five points in the first 4:36 open 24 SOURS during exam week Dec 12th -16th SIM RO[MS dVdfdBH[ STRBUCKS open 24 HoURS 0 0 0 0 SNAP escorts available to/from the JWRU. Call 392-SNAP to arrange a ride. Th~ P&t~ ~ p~t ~f t~ 360 ~ ~t~d~t ~ 36O~ REITZUN ION Sunday on his way to 12 Macklin was pleased he could put on a for the game. good show for his mom, Sonya, and brothMacklin also recorded er, Eugene, who made the trip from his four rebounds and two nearby hometown of Portsmouth, Va. blocks in his first game "I'm happy for him," Donovan said. back at the Verizon Cen"Coming back in to the area where he was ter since playing there in school for a couple years. But obviously Macklin as a Georgetown Hoya being from Virginia, this game and us playduring his freshman and ing it had a lot to do with getting a chance sophomore seasons. to bring him back here as a senior." PC or Mac Problems, O e Free diagnostic IRONWCDD We buy laptops G 7 J (352) 374-2984 1015 W. University Ave. Newly Renovated Greens, 2nd Floor Tees, & Bunkers _._ $30+Tax Student Rate $.0OF An enu| mtry (with coupon)I A Hoerunfor ronwod. Now Open Sunday 11:30AM -3:30PMi -K IT Wookd Soups .Salads .Sandwiches -Smoothies Cyrity resident 384-9497 2 W. University Ave. Valid: Mon-Thurs (All Day) -----------Fri-Sun and Holidays (After I11am) Call 334-3120 For Your Tee Time Today SAFETY BELTS. 2100 NE 39th Avenue -SMART FROM THE START ATTENTiO0%N DVERTSR The Alligator will not publish from Thursday, December 9 to Tuesday, January 4 due to the holiday break. The final deadline for Wednesday, January 5 is Friday, December 10. This deadline applies to both Display and Classified Advertising. Save 10% by purchasing your ad by Friday, December 10. (Disnlav Onlv.) 360O) R EITZUINION U iiF .fSud. Affei The Peitz Union, part of the 36o degree student experience.

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16, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, DECEMBER 6,2010 Auburn, Oregon to battle it out for national title 0 THE TWO TEAMS HAVE NEVER PLAYED IN A BCS TITLE GAME. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EUGENE, Ore. -A season spent talking about BCS busters will end with another clash of the big boys -just not the ones we've gotten used to seeing in the title game. Alabama and Texas? Florida and Oklahoma? Ohio State? Southern California? Not this year. BCS title game first-timers Auburn and Oregon will bring perfect records and potent offenses to Glendale, Ariz., for their Jan. 10 matchup. The Bowl Championship Series were made official Sunday night, a formality after the top-ranked Tigers and No. 2 Ducks completed unbeaten seasons Saturday. Oregon players gathered with friends and family in a lounge at the athletic complex on campus to watch as the BCS lineup was revealed on television. There wasn't a peep in the room when Oregon popped up on the screen at No. 2 in the final BCS standings behind first-place Auburn. "There was no surprise to anybody that we were going to be one or two," defensive tackle Brandon Bair said. "I think you'd have had a great response if you'd seen us down there four or five." Across the country, Auburn linebacker Craig Stevens had trouble putting his emotions into words. "It's just an amazing feeling," he said. "We've put in all that hard work (to) see our dreams unfold." Those outsiders from TCU and Boise State were closer than ever before to playing for college football's biggest prize. But the third-ranked Horned Frogs, the nation's only other undefeated team, couldn't overcome playing in the lightly regarded Mountain West Conference and will have to settle for a trip to the Rose Bowl. As for Boise State, one loss was one too many, and the Broncos ended up out of the BCS altogether this season. The other BCS matchups announced Sunday were: TCU against Big Ten cochamp Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl; Arkansas and Ohio State, which also won a share of the Big Ten title, in the Sugar Bowl; Big 12 champion Oklahoma taking on Big East cochamp Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl; and No. 5 Stanford playing ACC title-winner Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. "It's just an amazing feeling. We've put in all that hard work (to) see our dreams unfold." Craig Stevens Auburn linebacker While teams from the power conferences will play for the biggest prize of all, the Tigers and Ducks still represent a changing of the guard in their own way. Since the BCS was born in 1998, its title game has almost always been stocked with college football's blue bloods and programs with championship pedigrees. Auburn has one national title to its credit -and it came in 1957. That's one more than Oregon has. In fact, the Ducks are just the second team in the 13-year history of the BCS to reach the championship game looking for the program's first national title. Virginia Tech was the first in 1999. Saving Lives Is A Good Thing, And It Makes You Feel Good Too. 7 / ANDINQS TjA The Life, The Look, The Landings All inclusive four bedrooms starting at $325 Internet, cable, utilities & furniture Call (352) 336-3838 www.thelandingsuf.com Live Where You Play! one and two bedrooms starting at $699 Call (352) 338-0002 for availability www.arlingtonsquare.org Plasma Donors Needed Now Please help us help those coping with rare, chronic, genetic diseases. New donors can receive $30 today and $80 this week! Ask about our Specialty Programs! Must be 18 years or older, have valid I.D. along with proof of SS# and local residency. Wireless Internet Available! Walk-ins Welcome. A Biolest 1112 N. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601 352-378-9431 -THE --ware house RESTAURANT & LOUNGE "CLASSIC DINING WITH A UNIQUE TWIST" For discount information and rentals GO VISIT Find us on Facebook 502 S. Main St. -352-240-6432 lb t , I",r'. .I I.l, A N VIL E gnCain-Nll 11',d h GA LL V S lFO D A n -.I Gator Grapple Martin Downs, left, maintains his balance as Jason Somchay goes for a takedown during Swamp Rage in the Cage, Gainesville's first MMA fight, on Saturday night at the Alachua Country Fairgrounds.