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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011


LOCAL


Police investigate



death of student


By ALEXANDER KLAUSNER
Alligator Staff Writer

An ongoing investigation of
the death of a UF student is ex-
pected to be ruled a homicide,
according to the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office.
Firefighters discovered the
body of Saleha Huuda, 21, after
extinguishing a small brush fire
off of County Road 225, a half-
mile north of Gainesville Race-
way, on Dec. 30.
The fire was reported by a
passing motorist at about 2:40
a.m.
..11.. ii"' the discovery, Ala-
chua County sheriff's deputies
were called to the scene, and have
since been investigating Huuda's
death as a homicide.
"We are definitely viewing
it as a suspicious death and we
anticipate the medical examiner
will make that determination,"
said Art Forgey, public informa-


tion officer for the Alachua Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office.
There is no estimate as to
when the examiner will finish
the analysis, but Forgey said the
cause of death would "probably
be ruled a murder."
Police have no suspects.
The investigation is ongoing,
and authorities
are trying to de-
termine how the
fire was started
and how Huuda
ended up at that
location.
"It's safe
Huuda to say the fire
didn't start there
on its own," Forgey said.
The question, he added, is
whether Huuda started the fire
herself or if the fire was started
with different intent, like trying
to cover up a crime.

SEE HOMICIDE, PAGE 4


Juggling in the Rain
Santa Fe student Graham Smith, 24, juggles, walks and drinks coffee in the rain as he
heads home along West University Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Smith, who has been
juggling for two-and-a-half months, practices whenever he has the opportunity. "If I'm walk-
ing, I might as well be juggling too."




Mayor meets President Obama


* LOWE WAS INVITED TO
THE WHITE HOUSE BY THE
PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY.

By C.J. PRUNER
Alligator Staff Writer

As President Barack Obama
made his way around the room
of dignitaries, guests and other
Washington movers and shakers
at a White House reception in De-
cember, Gainesville Mayor Craig
Lowe had no idea what the com-
mander in chief would say.
Would he offer a piece of po-
litical advice, tell a joke or maybe
even let the mayor in on some
classified information locked
away in a file cabinet in the bow-
els of the Pentagon?
When the time came to shake
hands, the president instead of-
fered Lowe an apology. It wasn't


the type of ":,I: . 1.._ " conserva-
tive cable news commentators
pounce on nor the one GOP pres-
idential hopefuls write books on.
This one was legitimately out
of the president's control.
"I'm sorry you had to travel all
the way up here for this weath-
er," the president told Lowe in
reference to the frosty D.C. atmo-
sphere.
"It's always exciting to go
to the nation's capital."
Craig Lowe
Gainesville mayor

"Actually, Mr. President,"
Lowe replied, "it's pretty cold in
Florida, too."
The brief exchange was part of
a one-day trip Lowe made to the
nation's capital last month at the
invitation of the president and


the First Lady. Lowe said he paid
for the trip, not taxpayers.
"It's always exciting to go to
the nation's capital," Lowe said.
The mayor's brief conversa-
tion with the president touched
on other topics besides weather
forecasts.
He congratulated Lowe on
his handling of the planned
Dove World Outreach Center
Quran burning, which got na-
tional headlines last fall but was
scrapped amid public pressure
and criticism, including pressure
from the president.
For Lowe, the encounter served
as a refreshing reassurance of the
work his administration has done
in the past year.
"It was heartening to know
that the president knew about
Gainesville and to know that
we're a place on the map for the
administration," he said.


* Four-star safety
Jabari Gorman
orally committed
to Florida during
Wednesday night's
Under Armour
All-America game,
making up for UF's
recent recruiting
losses.
See Story, Page 17.


Homeless Ohio man's radio voice makes him an Internet star


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Job pros-
pects are rolling in for a homeless Ohio man
with a golden radio voice who has quickly
become an online sensation.
Video of Ted Williams posted this week
on The Columbus Dispatch's website has
commanded millions of views.
In the clip, Williams stands near a Co-
lumbus highway ramp demonstrating his
smooth, deep speaking voice. He holds a
sign that asks motorists for help and says,


"I'm an ex-radio announcer who has fallen
on hard times."
Williams, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native says
he had trouble with drugs and alcohol and
is now two years sober.
Columbus radio station WNCI invited
him to its studios and says ESPN and MTV
have expressed interest. Williams has re-
ceived a $10,000 offer for voice-over work,
and a Pennsylvania radio station wants
him, too.


Today
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VOLUME 105 ISSUE 2


Airport to get


body scanner

By HANNAH WINSTON
Alligator Writer

If you plan on flying out of Gainesville in the future, ex-
pect to receive a full-body scan on your way out.
But don't worry, only the computer will see what is un-
derneath your clothes.
Gainesville Regional Airport is in the process of getting
a full-body scanner along with other airports
Local across the nation. The model the airport plans
News to use would transform the controversial im-
age process into that of a cartoon-like por-
trait.
The backscatter scanner takes a full-body image through
low-wave radiation rays but only the computer sees the im-
SEE SCANNER, PAGE 3






2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
News Today


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STATE
Fla. suspect's wife sees
photo on TV, calls police
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -
Authorities south of Tampa say
a man confessed to robbing a
bank after his wife saw a sur-
veillance photo on the evening
news and alerted them.
A camera got a clear shot of
the man with a pony tail and
scruffy beard robbing the First
Bank in Bradenton on Tuesday.
But Manatee County Sheriff's
officials got a break Tuesday
evening when Afra Sandifar
saw a news report about the


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and told them her husband was
the robber. That's when 45-year-
old Troy Sandifar fled the cou-
ple's apartment.

CORRECTION
A story in Wednesday's
Alligator incorrectly reported
the URL of the older version
of UF Webmail. It should have
read: legacy.webmail.ufl.edu.


The Alligator strives to be
accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at 352-376-4458
or send an e-mail to editor@
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3


The TSA will cover the cost of the scanner


SCANNER, from page 1


With rain in the

forecast, county

lifts burn ban
By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Writer
The burn ban prohibiting open burning and the use of
New Year's fireworks, sparklers and other pyrotechnics un-
less permitted by the Florida Department of Forestry was
lifted Tuesday.
Harry Collins, assistant chief of the Alachua County De-
partment of Public Safety, said that his department tries not
to impose the ban often but recent cold weather killed plants
and underbrush, making them fuel for fire.
Public "We just try to keep our community safe by
Safety being proactive and trying to contain any possi-
bility of a fire," he said.
Jeff Lane, Gainesville Fire Rescue district chief, said the dry
conditions coupled with the fact that the city has expanded
into surrounding forest areas mean fires can get out of hand.
"Particularly if we have multiple fires, it can drain our fire-
fighter resources very q ..:1 1 " he said.
Lane said he was able to have a New Year's celebration
even with the ban.
"It didn't cause a significant problem for us," he said. "But
we're certainly glad to see the rain."


the scanners until they are on deployment schedule
and that Gainesville Regional is not yet .'i.:, ,II, on
that schedule.


age. The computer then alters the image of the person
who walks through the scanner and highlights any-
thing out of place.
The millimeter wave scanner does not transform
the original image produced by electromagnetic
waves.
Though the airport asked for the backscatter
model, it is still not guaranteed, said Laura Aguiar,
manager of public relations and governmental affairs
for Gainesville Regional Airport. She said the scanner
was chosen to insure privacy while upholding federal
standards.
"It's just something we wanted to make sure we
had the best available technology that offers the most
privacy to our passengers," she said.
While there is no cost to the airport for the machine,
the Transportation Security Administration pays any-
where from $130,000 to $170,000 per scanner.
The body scanners, similar to the one Gainesville
hopes for, have already been put to use in Boston's
Logan Airport.
Phil Orlandella, director of media relations for Lo-
gan Airport, said there hasn't been any problems or
complaints with the body scanners.
There are 486 machines in 78 airports, according
to the TSA.
Agular said since Gainesville has such a small air-
port, there would be room for only one scanner to re-
place the single metal detector there now.
She said there has been no update for when the
scanner would be installed and that the earliest date
would be sometime this spring.
San Koshetz, a TSA spokesperson, said it is not
TSA policy to discuss which airports would receive


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LOCAL BUSINESS

Gator Dawgs is latest casualty of poor economy

By ALEX ORLANDO and topped with cheese sauce where under which is a ham- Colin, a 24-year-old grad student, six hot dogs, three bottles of hot
Alligator Writer and fried onions; the Colombia burger wrapped in a hot dog; all usually gets the Bacon, Egg and sauce, three bottles of water and
Dawg, which sports mayonnaise, of which would be hard to fit on Cheese Dawg. Dana gets the Chi- a bottle of ketchup.
When Otis Britt announced ketchup, mustard, onion, bacon, a shovel. cago Dawg, topped with yellow Asked what they would do
via Facebook that his restaurant cheese, pineapple and potato Britt's logic: "Yeah, let's take a mustard, onion, relish, tomato, when Gator Dawgs closes in a
would close at the end of the chips; and the self-explanatory burger and put it in a hot dog and dill pickle, hot pepper and celery month, the group paused for a
month, he expected the lament- Peanut Butter Burger. just put god-awful stuff on it." salt. moment before the silence was
ing wall posts. He said the hardest-to-make Colin and Dana McLeod have They sat with their friends broken by Dana McLeod.
He expected the 46 comments item is the Bull Dawg, a 3-pound been eating Gator Dawgs once a Wednesday night laughing and "You know, there is no place in
that piled onto his page, such as pile of chill cheese fries, fried month since they decided to stop watching .... rl: :11 Gainesville like this if you think
"This sucks!! Seriously, the worst bell peppers and bacon; some- in after driving by two years ago. Between them sat two tables, about it," she said.


thing ever."
But he didn't expect the soli-
tary "like" that popped up short-
ly after his announcement.
That "like" came from his
18-year-old son, Keary Britt.
After four-and-a-half years
of 70-hour weeks, working 11
a.m. to 10 p.m. shifts every day,
Britt said his son and 9-year-old
daughter would be glad to have
some free time with their par-
ents.
And since seeing business
drop from 200 customers a week
to 110, losing $30,000 this year
and having to sell his brand-new
Nissan Altima for money to put
into the restaurant, Britt said he's
glad to be home, too.
But in 2007, he remembers, he
couldn't be more excited to open
his own business.
After managing a Perkins for
16 years, Britt and his wife, then
a real estate agent, bought the
plate-glass-windowed shop at
1023 W University Ave.
A wheelchair ramp and three
stairs lead the way up the split-
level floor to the counter, making
it look like an altar to fast-food
innovation.
Their first menu consisted of
14 hot dogs.
After enough requests for
French fries, they got those, too.
Now, the menu boasts about
75 different burgers, hot dogs,
fries and sandwiches.
The menu includes such items
as the Heart Attack Dawg, a hot
dog wrapped in bacon, deep fried


Alex Orlando Alligator
Otis Britt, owner of Gator Dawgs on West University Avenue, waits behind the counter for the next order. Britt said he will have to close per-
manently in about two weeks due to financial struggles.


System overload causes headaches on first day of class

ISIS, Webmail were down for 45 minutes h Stuf ssiproblms Tues
S Wday through the computer help desk alerts system. The


By MINA RADMAN
Alligator Staff Writer

At a time when students and faculty make the most
use of ISIS, a technological setback crashed the system
Wednesday morning.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., the Shibboleth Authentica-
tion System, which runs Webmail, ISIS and Sakal, crashed,
leaving users stranded on the first day of classes.
"I freaked out a little this morning because I needed


to know where my classes were," said freshman Rachel
Edwards. "But then I found that the schedule of classes
lists the teachers, so it worked out for me."
According to UF spokesman Steve Orlan-
On do, the crash occurred because of multiple
Campus incidents.
As the registrar's office tried to upload
15,000 student records to ISIS and restart the online pay-
ment system, students logged on to drop and add classes,
leading to a heavy load of users that the system could not


beginning of the term, from Jan. 3 to Jan. 11, is considered
the busiest time of year for the servers, as usage hits near
capacity.
"They started working back in the fall on beefing up
the system, making it more robust so things like this don't
happen," Orlando said. "[Information Technology] folks
are continuously looking for ways to improve the system
and make it function better."
The system came back after 45 minutes. A subsequent
outage occurred at 2 p.m. and was resolved 10 minutes
later.


Huuda was a member of the UF Competitive Cheerleading squad


HOMICIDE, from page 1


Huuda's car was found elsewhere, in
the 1500 block of SW 42nd Street, he said.
Huuda lived at The District on 62nd
apartment complex, located at 1000 SW
62nd Blvd.
Authorities are forensically analyzing


her vehicle, a 2001 silver Nissan Sentra,
hoping to find evidence that could lead to
a break in the case.
"The car was obviously a key piece of
evidence," Forgey said. "It was not where
she lived; it was not where she was found.
The car got there some way, and she got to
where she was some way."
Huuda was a flier, or the girl who gets


tossed in the air, on the UF Competitive
Cheerleading squad.
Amanda Barton, president of the squad,
said she remembered Huuda
Local as being someone who was
NeWS always upbeat and sociable.
"She just always had a big
smile on her face," she said.
Authorities are still trying to assemble a


timeline of events that led up to the crime,
and those with information are urged to
call Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP or
the Alachua County Sheriff's Office at 352-
955-1818.
A candlelight vigil for Huuda will be
held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Reitz Union
Amphitheater.






THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5


Local sales tax decreases half a penny in 2011


* THE NEW RATE IS 6.25 PERCENT.

By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Writer

As Christmas lights fade and New Year's
resolutions are broken within days of their
inception, Alachua County welcomes anoth-
er herald of 2011: a cheaper sales tax.
Local shoppers will pay a 6.25 percent tax
on any products or services they purchase
within the county this year, compared to the
6.75 percent rate they paid for the past two
years.
The tax was reduced because the voter-


approved Wild Spaces and Public Places tax
ended on Dec. 31, 2010. The tax was created
to fund various projects, including land con-
servation and park maintenance efforts.
The economic recession, however, pro-
vided lower sales tax revenues than origi-
nally expected. The program has reduced
the scope of its plans to match the received
funds, Alachua County commissioner Mike
Byerly said.
The 2011 tax includes the statewide 6
percent rate and a 0.25 percent surtax used
to fund CHOICES, a county health program
that provides services for local workers who
lack health insurance. The 7-year surtax, ap-
proved by voters in 2004, began in 2005 and


will end on Dec. 31 of this year.
Revenue from the tax is used to provide
various health services to the program's un-
insured members, CHOICES Director Bob
Bailey said.
The program's fund balance is about $40
million, and projected revenue for 2011 is
expected to reach $7.5 million
Local - the same amount received
News in 2010, he said. The services
CHOICES provides, however,
are growing more costly as its membership
increases.
"This year the membership is growing so
rapidly that, for the first time, CHOICES will
spend more than it receives," Bailey said.


CHOICES now receives between 300 and
350 applications per month, compared to a
monthly average of about 250 in 2009, Bai-
ley said. The economic recession also hurt its
funding as many people began to spend less
and save more.
When the surtax expires at the end of
this year, CHOICES will continue to operate
until either the money runs out or the coun-
ty, with voter approval, alters the program
plan, Byerly said.
"I think many of the issues that CHOICES
was intended to address may ultimately be
addressed by the health care program [intro-
duced] this past year," Byerly said. "We're
waiting to see how that shakes out."


Curses! Romania's witches forced to pay income tax


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MOGOSOIA, Romania- Every-
one curses the tax man, but Roma-
nian witches angry about having to
pay up for the first time are planning
to use cat excrement and dead dogs
to cast spells on the president and
government.
Also among Romania's newest
taxpayers are fortune tellers - but
they probably should have seen it
coming.
Superstitions are no laughing
matter in Romania - the land of
the medieval ruler who inspired
the "Dracula" tale - and have been
part of its culture for centuries. Pres-
ident Traian Basescu and his aides
have been known to wear purple on
certain days, supposedly to ward off
evil.
Romanian witches from the east
and west will head to the southern
plains and the Danube River on
Thursday to threaten the govern-
ment with spells and spirits because
of the tax law, which came into ef-
fect Jan. 1.
A dozen witches will hurl the
poisonous mandrake plant into the
Danube to put a hex on government
officials "so evil will befall them,"
said a witch named Alisia. She iden-
tified herself with one name - cus-
tomary among Romania's witches.
"This law is foolish. What is


there to tax, when we hardly earn
anything?" she said by telephone
Wednesday. "The lawmakers don't
look at themselves, at how much
they make, their tricks; they steal
and they come to us asking us to put
spells on their enemies."
The new law is part of the gov-
ernment's drive to collect more rev-
enue and crack down on tax evasion
in a country that is in recession.
In the past, the less mainstream
professions of witch, astrologer and
fortune teller were not listed in the
Romanian labor code, as were those
of embalmer, valet and driving in-
structor. Those who worked those
jobs used their lack of registration to
evade paying income tax.

"This law is foolish. What
is there to tax, when we
hardly earn anything?"
Alisia
Romanian witch

Under the new law, like any self-
employed person, they will pay 16
percent income tax and make con-
tributions to health and pension
programs.
Some argue the law will be hard
to enforce, as the payments to witch-
es and astrologers usually are made
in cash and relatively small at 20 to
30 lei ($7-$10) per consultation.


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putting curses on the government. Also being taxed are fortune tellers, who probably saw this coming.
Queen witch Bratara Buzea, 63, is day she planned to cast a spell using fire and brimstone.
furious about the new law. a particularly effective concoction of "This law is very good," said
Sitting cross-legged in her villa cat excrement and a dead dog, along Mihaela Minca. "It means that our
in the lake resort of Mogosoaia, just with a chorus of witches. magic gifts are recognized and I can
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Editorial

Power Shift

Republicans should tread

carefully in new role
After years of performance that could be best described
as wildly inconsistent and at worst can be compared
to a Big Ten team in a bowl game, the Democrats re-
linquished control of the House Wednesday in an episode
that spliced together the ceremonious with the awkward.
While the move comes at no shock given the consider-
able conservative backlash that has swept across the coun-
try since the last general election, it should cause Americans
from both sides of the political landscape to pause and re-
flect. For Democrats, the scene of numerous freshmen GOP
congressmen :,ll ii,,' '-j the steps of Capitol Hill waving the
banner of deregulation and "freedom of choice" should serve
as a warning shot across the bow for what will prove to be a
bitter battle in November 2012.
Republicans, on the other hand, should not see their vic-
tory last November as the ultimate sign of confidence from
the American people. While many Republican lawmakers
described their electoral victories as "the American people
finally letting their voices being heard," it was this same
"American voice" that called for their heads only two years
prior, a fervor fueled by a heavy intoxication of anti-Bush
sentiment.
We ask Republicans in Washington not to use this newly
packed-on muscle to constantly swing the hammer at Demo-
crats in an effort to live through the ghosts of Taft, Goldwa-
ter and Reagan. While the right-wing may try to relive the
glory days of 1776, 1946 and 1981, we caution them to re-
member 1995, when a former history professor from the state
of Georgia tried to rally his forces for a final stand against an
"overbearing" Democratic executive, only to have his Aces
cracked in the federal government shutdown.
Sometimes, the House doesn't always win.


Censory overload


S o much for great
American novels being
sacred.
Auburn University pro-
fessor Alan Gribben decid-
ed to remove the "N-word"
from Mark Twain's Huck-
leberry Finn and replace it
with "slaves." That's 219
times he's vandalizing a
time capsule.
We're not excusing the
use of the word in our so-
ciety; it's a relic of the past.
But while we'd like to forget
the word and the racism it's
associated with, we can't.
Students should know
about the blemishes even
a country as great as ours
has. The 125-year-old novel
shows how far America has
come, borne on the backs of
generations of people.
And that's probably what
Twain hoped.


He wrote the novel as a
satire of .:i, r. 1: .-II .I-, South-
ern attitudes, using his char-
acter Jim to humanize the
victims of slavery.
Twain wanted the reader
to feel discomfort because,
as human beings, we squirm
when we perceive injustice.
The book faced critique
about its treatment of race
through the years - enough
criticism to keep many Eng-
lish teachers from touch-
ing on the book in class.
It's a shame they're afraid
students will only see 219
of Twain's thousands of
words.
Rewording a classic be-
cause we feel uncomfort-
able with it is like draping
Michelangelo's David with
bed sheets - it's exchang-
ing artistic vision for politi-
cal correctness.


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Guest column

Some college mascots fail to intimidate


A h...the college mascot.
For years they have colored sidelines across
America, exciting crowds with their amusing an-
tics and T-shirt guns.
What would a college sports game be without a color-
ful, overly energetic creature flailing along the sidelines?
They inspire apparel, cheers, and team spirit for col-
lege: - .. -l::.I I fans nationwide while instilling awe and fear
in the opposing team.
Well, at least some of them do. For schools such as Or-
egon and Oklahoma, I have to say I admire the effort it
must take to maintain school spirit.
Now, I understand you may think your Ducks and
Sooners are extremely threatening, so it is with much re-
morse that I relay this disappointing news: Those mascots
suck.
Seriously, out of all of the fang-baring, biting and poi-
sonous creatures out there, could you not pick something
better?
For universities large and small, the mascot operates as
the PR unit of the school, and for some the job is easier than
others. Smack talk from the University of Texas's Bevo the
Longhorn is certainly more intimidating than that from
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Herbie Husker.
Schools with nonthreatening mascots are at a much
lower level of ferocity when it comes to intimidating foes,
and the burden of defending their school's name falls
upon the students.
When your mascot is only entertaining ironically, I
cannot help but assume it's a bit of a damper on school
pride, as much as the Minnesota Golden Gophers try to
convince us otherwise.
Now, in the spirit of thwarting mascots, it is necessary


Laura Ellermeyer to introduce perhaps college's
Speaking Out worst mascot of all time.
Everybody please rise to your
feet for OTTO THE... Orange?
Yep, that's right.
Syracuse proudly (ehh) boasts Otto the Orange as
their symbol of power and, well, it's a fruit. A fruit has
no threatening, admirable or even amusing qualities. An
honorable mention to you, Syracuse, for bearing the bur-
den of such a less-than- menacing mascot.
One has to wonder, were some schools' founders drunk
when they were establishing their institution? Oranges,
wagons and ducks certainly sound like funny jokes, but
perhaps the school's foundation is left scratching its head
as years elapse and the hilarity wears off.
Of course, not even the most awkward of mascots can
devalue an academically or athletically sound school (Yes,
I'm looking at you Alabama. Notice that your battle cry
has nothing to do with your elephant mascot). Only so
much pride is knocked with a less -than-intimidating
mascot.
All that really matters is that a university bands to-
gether behind a symbol, and through it they unite and as-
semble school pride.
However, one does have to wonder how Ohio State
University really feels about their prized nut, Brutus
Buckeye, or how proud the University of California, Santa
Cruz really is of Sammy the Banana Slug.
Perhaps it doesn't matter and perhaps it does, and
for now the lucky schools with daunting mascots ahemm,
Gators) can enjoy a chuckle on behalf of the mascots who
try so hard, yet fall so short.
Laura Ellermeyer is a finance major.


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UWire

'Huckleberry Finn' should lead to discourse, not censorship


NewSouth Books, a publishing company in Mont-
gomery, Ala., has announced its plan to release
a new edition of Mark Twain's universally rec-
ognized and brilliant novel "Huckleberry Finn" sans the
words "rn,._I " and "injun." This censored edition by
NewSouth will replace the word "r,, - -. " with "slave."
The word " - -...... " appears in the "Huckleberry Finn"
219 times. The first printing of this censored version of
Twain's tour de force will be a modest 7,500 copies, ac-
cording to NewSouth. And although this is a small amount
of printings, the message being sent to 21st century Amer-
ican youth is large and cannot be further from wrong or
better devalue the significance of Twain's novel.
The novel, as it was written, reflects the time period
it was published and the American sentiment about the
relationship between black and white people in pre-Civil
War America - when African-Americans were still not
considered citizens at all, but property and chattel. Twain
knew who he was writing for and what he was writing
about having spent his formative years in former slave
state of Missouri and worked as a newspaperman in his
adult life. He was well acquainted with plantation life,
slave life and the English vernacular of African-Ameri-
cans in Missouri. He demonstrates this with an explana-
tory paragraph that is present at the beginning of "Huck-
leberry Finn."
The explanatory paragraph by Twain states, "In this
book a number of dialects are used, to wit: the Missouri
negro dialect; the extremist form of the backwoods South-
Western dialect; the ordinary "Pike County" dialect and
the modified varieties of this last." Twain goes on to write,
"The shadings have not been done in a hap-hazard fash-
ion, or by guess-work; but pains-takingly, and with the
trustworthy guidance and support of personal familiarity
with these several forms of speech. I make this explana-
tion for the reason that without it many readers would
suppose that all these characters were trying to talk alike
and not succeeding."
Knowing his genius would be seen as lowbrow bigotry
in printed form Twain had the foresight to make his inten-


R.J. Young
UWire


tions known even in a time when the
most cosmopolitan and politically
progressive American was likely to
over look his persistent use of the


word "In, - - .- "
"Huckleberry Finn" was written to combat the racist
and bigoted attitudes of Americans - both black and
white - during Reconstruction. This is a seminal moment
in our nation's history.
In his novel Twain wrote about the growing friendship,
loyalty and brotherhood between a black man and white
child; a concept nearly 100 years ahead of its time. Until
1954 the United States made laws that prohibited even
black and white children in the same classroom together,
let alone an adult and child. The relationship formed be-
tween the novel's protagonist and namesake, Huck Finn
and the slave he rescues and befriends, Jim, has shades of
a father-son and brother-brother connection that is indica-
tive of the strong bonds between family and the strength
of human affection regardless of the melanin - or lack
thereof - in a person's skin. These are the ideas Twain
struggles to convey to a public that largely believes oth-
erwise in a time period when it is en vogue to belittle and
degrade black people.
Many scholars of American literature, history and
culture have called this book what it is: a master piece
of the highest order and one worthy of the privilege of
being taught in our high schools and universities. Ernest
Hemingway called "Huckleberry Finn" the "source of all
American literature." T.S. Eliot called it "a masterpiece."
George C. Carrington Jr. wrote that it "is - i''- II-,11, ac-
knowledged as one of the three authentic masterpieces
of American fiction" alongside Herman Melville's "Moby
Dick" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter."
Twain gave himself a back-handed compliment when
he said of his novel it is "a book people praise and don't
read." Perhaps Twain knew the fate of his novel nearly a
century in advance.
Surely, some prefer not to be reminded of what the so-
cial climate of the United States was like in 1884 when


this novel was first published; that our country had just
fought a war with itself over - among other things -
the freedom and independence of black Americans in our
country. But that does not change the past we come from,
the future we seek or the present we make.
"Huckleberry Finn" has consistently appeared on the
United States most challenged and challenging book lists,
has been relegated to optional reading lists in high schools
and universities or egregiously banned from institutions
of learning altogether, over the novel's use of the word

The term ",1 ......" ranks as one of the most wretched
and vile words in the thralls of language. It is beyond the
simply profane; it is hurtful and scourging to the psyche
in a way that borders on criminal. But it also is found in
the work of other literary geniuses such as Joseph Conrad
and Charles Dickens. Are we to stricken the word from
their literary efforts as well?
The word was given its venom from the tongues of our
grandfather's grandfathers and remains among us today
as a reminder. It reminds of us of how far we have come in
race relations, the unity we have formed in the years since
The Civil War and where we might fall to if we do not re-
main vigilant, careful and caring. Vigilant to educate our
children about the use, misuse and history of the word
"r,, - -*. " careful to develop a scholarly tongue and sensi-
tive nature about the word and caring enough not to shy
away from the conversation and bold enough to resolve
our nation's confrontation with it.
Have I made you uncomfortable with my persistent
use of the word ",,- - _.-, " throughout this essay? If so, ask
yourself why and let's start there. Regardless, the con-
tinued use of one foul word amongst the million in the
English language should not prevent students - our chil-
dren - from appreciating the unabridged version of what
is considered by the rationally natured human being, an
American classic. Our nation is too strong and has come
too far socially to be held back by a single word, a single
harsh sentiment, a single fear.
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Bogle, includes 90 minutes of constant movements and postures that define the Ashtanga style.


WelcOHMinq in the New Year


A resolution that benefits mind and body


By ALLISON BANKO
avenue writer
Just as the first second of 2011 kicked off with
a certain "Jersey Shore" nugget dropping down in
a giant MTV ball, it hit you, right after that desper-
ate, sloppysmooch. It's NewYear's resolution time,
baby It's the year for closet-cleaning and working
more on savingthe cash flow than slurping it down
at Salty Dog. And most importantly, getting those


post-holiday bods into shape. Of course, getting fit
is no uncommon resolution. And, not surprisingly,
within the first couple of days on campus, the gym
crowd has exploded, and the number of runners
necessary to dodge on the walk to class could be
compared to a game of "Frogger."
While hundreds of newborn fitness junkies will
compete for treadmills at chaotic Southwest, in
Gainesville there lie quiet, tranquil workout venues
justwaitingfor you to visit. In particular, for an exer-


cise as physically challenging as it is calming look
no further than a quaint yoga classroom nestled
right off campus. But don't get it twisted: This isn't
your grandma's yoga class.
Ashtanga Yoga of Gainesville offers a practice
that serves more than the average ohm (that low
humming sound yoga participants make as they
meditate and stretch).
Kevin Bogle, owner and instructor for 14 years,
teaches the Ashtanga style of yoga, which empha-
sizes a continual movement that flows from pos-
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w ove Fifth Ave.: Fashion Dos and Don'ts in 2011


By DANA BURKE
avenue writer

Lady Gaga, chew on this: Meat
dresses are so last year. All of those
opposed to wearing carnage as
clothing, say goodbye to the antics
of 2010 and hello to a sharper, more
stylish 2011. Make better style a top
New Year's resolution with the Av-
enue's list of fashion dos and don't.
With it, you'll be sure to avoid a fash-
ion faux pas and maybe even end up
on 2011's best dressed list.

DON'Ts
Uggs
Perhaps the name of these boots
came straight from the fact thatthey
are in fact ugg - as in ugly, even
more so when they're worn with a
pair of sweats or cutoff jeans. Sure,
they're warm, but unless it's snowing
(fat chance in Florida), opt for a pair
of regular boots.

Parachute pants
Let's face it: The best clothes are
those that flatter the figure. Whoev-
er thought it was a good idea to load
fabric at the thigh and tailor it at the
ankle was obviously misguided. Plus,
it's 2011, not 1970. MC Hammer,
you can have your pants back.

Skin-tight clothes
Muffin tops just look bad. Wear-


ing the right size of clothing is key.
Not only will well-fitted clothing make
the body look better, but it'll be com-
fier as well.

Tights and leggings as pants
Sheer clothing was never meant
to be worn alone. Yes, early class-
goers, we're talking to you. Whether
pressed for time or not, set that
alarm early enough to slip on a pair
of jeans or at least sweat pants.

Ed Hardy gear
Sometimes high price doesn't
translate to high fashion. This stuff
may have the price tag of a classy
ensemble, but it looks no better than
something bought at a trashy 10-
cent store. With the ability to make
guys and girls look like total tools,
wearing this tacky-festooned wear is
a definite fashion don't.

DOS
Play with prints
There's no better way to spice
up an outfit than with a bold print.
Make a dud of an ensemble shout
with leopard print flats or a floral
print top. Just don't go overboard.
Unmixed prints in small quantities
are a girl's best friend, but those in
excess make for a fashion end.

Sheer layering
Take layering to the next level
by pairing lace or chiffon with solid
colored tops. When done the right


way, this trick can make for a playful,
feminine look. Just be sure to avoid
the trashy, you-can-totally-see-my-
bra-through-this look.

Accessorize
Express fashion individuality by
throwing on a few rings, a nice scarf
or an edgy purse. Accessories can
completely change the tone of an
outfit, so don't be afraid to take
chances.

Mix fabrics
Attention, Gators: Despite what
the commercials say, cotton may be
"the fabric of our lives," but it's not
the only one. Mix upyourfashion pal-
ette by trying fabrics with texture. For
example, slip on a knit cardigan in-
stead of hoodie or a pair of polished
corduroy pants instead of boring old
denim.

Socks with heels
It may sound silly, but this trend
is one of the latest to hit the runway,
and it's no surprise why. It's noth-
ing like the obvious fashion no-no of
wearing socks with sandals. Ew. Trust
us: Soft, comfy socks paired with a
pair of edgy, fun heels is one of the
most stylish ways to keep your toes
warm this winter. Stick with solid col-
ors that match your shoes, and don't
be afraid to perk up a neutral, under-
stated outfit with a pair of brightly
colored socks. But be warned: Avoid
white crew socks at all costs!


Gamer Bait: Donkey Kong is back, better than when you were 10


Go bananas for revamped classic


By ANDREW WYZAN
avenue writer

Between the days of soul-crushing finals
and the start of a new semester, in that two-
week slice of heaven called "the holidays,"
I learned to appreciate the finer things in
life: sleeping until noon, watching movies on
the couch and good, old-fashioned monster
stomping.
Games in the hardcore "platforming"
genre have fallen out of favor in recent years,
as every gamer and his mother is either blow-
ing up heads in "Call of Duty" or doing yoga
on the Nintendo Wii Fit.
Seeing this trend, Nin-
tendo has descended from
the gaming heavens to
bring forth "Donkey Kong
Country Returns," a true
sequel to the classic Super
Nintendo series.
The game comes courtesy of Retro Stu-
dios, the Texas-based developer that simi-
larly modernized Samus Aran in the near-
perfect "Metroid Prime."
Beautifully rendered in two-and-a-half di-
mensions reminiscent of the series' ground-
breaking visuals at the time, "Donkey Kong
Country Returns" will wash every gamer,
young and old alike, in nostalgia and fun.
The story is, of course, Nintendo's usual
flair of simplicity and silliness. Donkey Kong's


banana hoard has been stolen once again,
and it's up to him and his sidekick Diddy
Kong to get the precious plantains back.
Sadly, DK's mortal nemesis King K. Rool,
everyone's favorite lizard king not named Jim


Morrison, is sitting this game out. Instead, a
band of anthropomorphic tiki instruments
have stolen the hoard and hypnotized the lo-
cal island population into servingthem.
While the story is pretty much ignorable,
the game play is where "Donkey Kong Coun-
try Returns" shines like a 24-karat diamond.
You'll be running, jumping, rolling, punching


S..... ... - I/


and blasting through eight worlds filled with
baddies and barrels.
A mechanical addition to the series in-
volves switching between the foreground
and the background, which opens the many
levels to ever further exploration and breath-
taking scenery. In one level, the background
is illuminated by a sunset, casting a shadow
over everything in the foreground, while DK's
signature red tie contrasts with the aesthet-
ic. It's gorgeous to behold.
However, it's a bad idea to get too caught
up in the beauty of the game, as beatingthis
one is difficult. Very difficult. Back in DK's
heyday it was common for games to be in the
highest reaches of the difficulty curve, and
it looks like "Donkey Kong Country Returns"
is bringing that back. Make no mistake, you
will die. A lot.
Each level requires perfect timing and
precision controls, and the player is given
ample lives to continue through the meat
grinder. This type of game play is rewarding,
as there's no greater feeling in the world than
reaching the goal in one of the game's many
dreaded mine cart levels. Nintendo should
have put a warning label on the box: "May
cause broken controllers and gratuitous use
of F bombs."
In spite of the difficulty, or maybe because
of it, "Donkey Kong Country Returns" is one
of the best games currently on the Wii, and
it's guaranteed to make you feel 10 years old
again. It's fun, beautiful and you get fly rock-
et barrels. What more could a gamer want?


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How to remedy


the dreaded post-


holiday slump
By SHELBY WEBB
avenue contributing writer

After the stockings have been stowed and the fire-
works extinguished, it may be tough to get out of bed
in the morning. Sadly, the days of overeating, not work-
ing out and sleeping in are gone, only to be replaced
by the chaos that is the first week of classes: alarms
that seem to go off too early, book-buying and hunt-
ing for new classrooms. Here comes the post-holiday
funk. Try just one of these remedies, and we're sure
your former holiday cheer will be restored.
Throw a tacky sweater party. When else will you
wear that embarrassing winter wear your aunt gave
you? Serve peppermint partyshots: mix 1/2 oz. creme
de cacao, 1/2 oz. peppermint schnapps and 1 oz.
cream. It's like Christmas in your mouth - but with a
kick.
Use your Christmas cash to take a trip. Visit a
friend at a neighboring school,
, take a cross-country road trip on
a weekend or go to a theme park.
Don't think it's not deserved. You
dragged your sorry behind back
to Gainesville - that's reason
enough to reward yourself.
Get out of your dorm. Even
though New Year's Eve has passed, there's nothing
wrong with going out and pretending like it's still here.
Anyway, the new year is still fresh. Party hard and ring
in 2011 right.
Watch Gator basketball. The sport may not get as
much hype as football and may not seem as exciting
(last season excluded), but a little school spirit can
only do the soul good.
Bake a pie or sugar cutout cookies with friends.
Who says baking and pigging out on sweet treats is
only allowed duringthe holidays? Not only will you get
scrumptious goodies in the end, you'll also be kicking
off the semester in your home away from home-with
your extended family.


Exercise provides good stretch after workout


YOGA, from page 8
ture to posture. In other words, there are no
breaks-shattering the stigma that yoga is
just "too easy," Bogle said.
"For some people, a regular yoga class
might be too slow for them or they may feel
like they aren't getting anything besides a
good stretch," Bogle said. "[Asthanga Yoga]
is definitely for people who might not want
to sit around and hold postures forever."
Bogle's classes feature an hour and
a half of postures, focusing on traditional
yoga that helps create muscle tone, core
strength and flexibility.
We decided to get a taste of what
Ashtanga was all about, so we went to one
of Bogle's 90-minute sessions just for you
(happy new year, kids).
The studio, which Bogle rents from Uni-
fied TrainingCenter off University Avenue, is
a cozy room with turquoise walls lined with
mirrors and welcoming, white Christmas
lights. As students enter they're greeted by
the friendly face of Bogle, a cheerful man
who sports a short ponytail.


The Skinny
What is Ashtanga?
A traditional yoga practice consisting of
constant movement and flowing postures.
How will it help with your get-fit resolu-
tion?
Ashtanga yoga practice results in
physical and mental benefits including
muscle tone, flexibility, relaxation and core
strength.
When and Where?
Unified Training Center on 809 West
University Ave.
Monday: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hipmoves Fitness Studio on 708 NW 23rd
Ave.
Sunday: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
How much?
$10 per class
* Check out http://yoga-gainesville
com for more info


"Although it's very physical, it's still a
yoga style that emphasizes the breath and
the concentration and relaxation," Bogle
said of the Ashtanga style.
Sure enough, as Bogle said, the exercise
included zero breaks. It required constant
movement with connecting fluid postures
combined with vinyasas, a series including
a push-up like movement, followed by up-
ward and downward dog.
The postures were so fluid, one could
feel them in all parts of the body. Thighs
burned. Arms stretched. Abs tightened.
KayTappan, a UF graduate in mass com-
munications, has done yoga for about five
years and has attended Bogle's classes for
about one year.
"I like the intensity," she said. "It's re-
laxing but also a good workout. Since I've
started, I feel more relaxed and healthy as
a whole."
Forsome, like 32-year-old JoshAbramow-
itz, the class was a first.
"Yoga is a way to force me to stretch af-
ter I workout," Abramowitz said. "I've done
other yoga classes that are not very chal-


lenging, but I enjoyed that I broke a sweat
during this class."
After the students rounded out their
postures, both standing and sitting, heart
rates just minutes before rapidly beating,
finally slowed. When the light switch was
flipped, darkness flooded the room and the
students, eyelids closed and limbs finally
stationary, laid on rubber mats and let rest
their stretched muscles. Minds cleared and
bodies at peace, the students relaxed on the
floor as Bogle played soothing music on an
instrument akin to a wooden flute. With ev-
eryone lying still and the notes flooding out
of the soothing woodwind, it seemed just
like a scene from "Eat, Pray, Love." When
the class was dismissed, all participants felt
relaxed, revived and rejuvenated. After all
was said and done, it was certain the exer-
cise marked the end to gingerbread bellies
and stressful burdens.
"You're working out pretty hard," Bogle
said of the exercise.
"Whatever it is that's bothering you
at the time it's like it squeezes it out of
you."


Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff
Yoga student Kay Tappan practices Ashtanga sequences during a class with Ast-
hanga Yoga of Gainesville on Tuesday evening.


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Showroom of Compassion
Check out the latest tunes from
peppy pop-rockers Cake, who
haven't released new work since 2004's
"Pressure Chief." But even though almost seven years
have passed, one can expect Cake's sixth studio al-
bum to include the band's classic fare of quirky lyrics,
driving beats and well-placed horn riffs. The album
comes out Jan. 11. However, those who pre-order
the album get an instant download of "Sick of You."
Sounds like icing on top of a delicious cake.


_ The Lover's Dictionary
David Levithan's latest novel
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larly, the book's name is fitting because its content is
not a complicated, metaphorical narrative filled with
hidden meanings and a twisted storyline. Rather, it's
literally an extensive dictionary of words uttered by
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New year, new beer: branch out from your usual brew


By RICHARD 0. STEHLI
avenue contributing writer

Welcome home, Gators. How's your cham-
pagne hangover treating you? Mine might
be gone by the time this prints, but I'm not
counting on it.
2011: Just anotheryear, or an opportunity
to drink deep of new experiences? Undoubt-
edly, every day brings a chance to try a new
drink, and the possibilities are overwhelm-
ing. Even the most avid beer connoisseurs
have room to expand their palette. Break out
of the light beer rat race. Use alcohol as a
means to live and experience, not a medica-
tion to help you forget. Here are some tips
to get you started on a year of drinking you'll
want to remember.


Try a New Scene, and a New Beer While
You're at It
Bored with the club scene? Mix it up!
Gainesville now boasts three dedicated beer
bars, all within walking distance of each
other.
If you can afford it, Stubbies Shirt Pub
has the most beer in Gainesville, and with a
constantly rotating stock, you're always sure
to find something new and incredible. The
Alcove is always stuffed to the rafters with
beer nerds, drawn to a great selection of craft
beer and friendly, knowledgeable bartend-
ers. Not a fan of the loud and the crowd?
Check out Midnight, with eight tap handles
and a quieter, caf6-like atmosphere.
Drink Local
If you haven't tried Gainesville's first and


only craft brewery, now is the perfect time.
It's been more than ayearsince Swamp Head
Brewery put out its first pint, and the unini-
tiated are all out of excuses. Head over to
Salty Dog on University Avenue, the first bar
with all five Swamp Head standards on tap.
Warm yourself this winter
with Midnight Oil, a coffee-
infused oatmeal stout sure
to keep you buzzing.
Watch the Show, Drink
the Beer
This year on Sunday
nights, Discovery will take
you around the world in search of the great-
est and strangest ingredients to make some
of America's most innovative beers. Dogfish
Head Brewery founder Sam Calagione sets


out on an epic quest to recreate the ancient
beers of the world.
The best part? Interactivity. Head out to
the store and buy the very brew you just saw
broken down to the atomic level by one of the
most respected names in craft brewing.
Get Talking
Alcohol is likely to be one of your larg-
est investments in college, both in time and
money. Learn about it, and you'll enjoy it a
lot more.
Head to your local bottle shop and ask
questions. Talk to the people buying it next
to you. Invite five friends over and tell every-
body to bring a six-pack of something new.
Do what you have to do, and make your
2011 drinking experiences so fresh they're
unforgettable.


Try this on for size: a clothing diet


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI - Courtney Carver was trying to find
ways to simplify her life when she decided to pare
down her wardrobe to 33 items to be worn over
three months.
Once she launched the concept on her blog
and Facebook page in October, she realized she
wasn't the only one who wanted to dress with less.
She says the challenge has done more than just
save her money.
"What we are finding now is that we had to re-
duce our expenses and our expectations of what
made us happy," she said from her home in Cot-
tonwood Heights, Utah.
Carver, 41, isn't alone.
Virginia Smith, Vogue's fashion market director,
said more people are making do with less in their
closets. "I do think it is a new thought in fashion
that is getting out to the more mainstream," she
said.
But, she said, challenges like Carver's are too
severe for most people.
"I think when things turned bad a couple of
years ago, I think people had to pare down and
really consider their purchases," Smith said.
"Thinking about what you are purchasing is a good
thing."
Carver, who is in sales but is also a writer and
photographer, said even a few years ago she would
walk into a store to buy a couple things and leave
having spent hundreds of dollars.
"I did it out of habit. I did it because I thought I
worked hard and deserved it," she said.
The first phase of her Project 333 ends this
month. In January, she'll do it for another three
months, replacing whatever is inappropriate forthe
season. She included accessories like sunglasses
and purses on her list of 33.
"It's about using the clothes I have," Carver
said.
She has also pared down other areas of her
life and is now debt-free. Her family has canceled
cable, swapped phone service and cut down on
possessions.
About 440 people on Facebook are participat-
ing in her challenge and more than 40 are blogging
about the experience, Carver said. She's launching
a website early next month and later on will offer
seasonal paring-down guides, for a fee, to people
who want to follow her clothing diet but need help.
Melissa Leventon, a fashion historian atCalifor-
nia College of the Arts, said the idea of having a
minimal wardrobe isn't new. About 100 years ago,
it wasn't unheard of for a working-class woman to
have onlythree dresses and two pairs of shoes that
were worn until they couldn't be mended. But she
questions whether people can stick with it now.
"I think it's very, very hard to sustain it over a
long period of time because we have such pres-
sure to consume," she said.


Blogger Tammy Strobel, 32, has been doing a
"100 Thing Challenge" for two years. That number
includes books, shoes, clothes and even a helmet.
She lives in a 400 square foot apartment with
her husband and their two cats in Portland, Ore.
The couple started giving away their possessions
about three years ago.
"We realized, 'Wow, what are we doing chasing
after this dream that might not really suit us?'" she
said.


"I think it's a way to keep gour life under
control. If you're going to go minimalist,
Bloch warns, do it with style. I don't think
you have to go from eating at the buffet
to ...i_ ,j only ramezn ,: :- ..II, -."

PHILLIP BLOCH
new york-based stylist


Blogger and author Leo Babuata said he start-
ed doing the challenge, too, and got down to 50
things at one point. Babuata and his wife have six
children ranging from 4 to 17. They moved to San
Francisco in June from Guam and he says he has
been paring down his life for years. As far as cloth-
ing for his kids, it's only essentials.
"It used to be cutting back was a sign of pov-
erty. It was a sacrifice and now we are turning it
around to something positive," he said.
New York-based stylist Phillip Bloch said others
may be looking to uncluttter their wardrobes and
cut back on expenses after overspending before
the recession. His book, "The Shopping Diet," of-
fers tips to control spending when shopping
"I think it's a way to keep your life under con-
trol," he said.
If you're going to go minimalist, Bloch warns,
do it with style.
"I don't think you have to go from eating at the
buffet to eating only ramen noodles," he said.
Instead of buying a little black dress, make it
chocolate or forest green. Don't just buy a plain T-
shirt. Get one with a scoop or boat neck and get it
in red or navy.
Designers like Narciso Rodriguez, Jill Sander,
Prada and Calvin Klein have minimalist designs,
so sparseness doesn't always come cheap. Even
celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly
and Tilda Swinton seem to love the look of less.
But for those who don't have their wallets, Vogue's
Smith said alternatives like J. Crew and Ann Taylor
are good.
But, she says, putting them together is per-
sonal.
"That's such an individual thing. The idea of
dictatingan idea isn't right," she said. "I don'tthink
there one standard formula."


SThe scoop on your New


Year's resolutions
By LAUREN GOLD
avenue writer

The only thing more important than what you did on New Year's Eve is what
you're going to do in the new year. Sure, it's just a date. But a new year means
a fresh start: new friends, new experiences, and, most importantly, new resolu-
tions. Though they may be cliched and are more often broken than kept, there
are a few worth trying. Lucky for you, we've sifted through the duds and picked
out the best. Check out our picks for top new year's resolutions.







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352-331-1133 ext 114
4-20-10-70-2


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


For Rent
1 unfurnished

* 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! 01 BR $425
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2

Move In Today/January/Fall!
1/1 from $625 * 1/1 LOFT from $625
2/2 from $669 *3/2 from $779
Pools * Cardio * Tanning
Washer/Dryers * HUGE Floor Plans!
377-7401 * Pets Loved!
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


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
CIO athrilneSV illIe
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 Roommate Matching
Walk In Closets
Private Bathrooms
Cable w/HBO & Showtime
Full size W/D
Pet friendly
352-374-3866 4-20-10-70-2


For Rent
Sunfurnished

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 $525.
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 1-19-
10-103-2




j EdBaur
- , Minagerrient Inc.
CALL TODAY!
Homes/Condos/Apartments
Close to UF on bus route!
www.edbaurmanagement.com
352-375-7104
4-20-10-70-2

$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 4-20-
10-70-2

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
4-20-10-70-2

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
4-20-10-70-2

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
4-20-10-70-2

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
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






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ff-JFor Rent
unfurnished

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
1BR1BAApt1 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

The Cottages on Market Street
2BR/1BA apt $500 mo; No Dep, No Fee's
UF or SF Full-Time Students
Bike to Campus, Walk to Starbucks
Tommy 352-339-1965
4-20-10-70-2



SEd Baur
I o nagement 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
OMallorca Square,Large 2br,2.5 ba town-
house convenient to Oaks Mall and UF/hos-
pitals, many extras,$895/mo
OTreehouse Village- 2/2 New Carpet,D/W,
W/D incl.,on covered bus line close to down-
town, UF/Shands. $595
OBIG 3/3 in SW, Ceramic/Carpet, D/W, W/D
includes clubhouse, pool, comp lab, volley-
ball, tennis, basketball, MUST SEE $900
*Edbaurmanagement.com 352-375-7104*
4-20-10-70-2

Immaculate small efficiency,quiet.Wash/
dry on premises.Wat/Sew incl NS No pets.
1/2m South of UF/Shands.2 bus routes.Avail
Dec 27.$399/m 352-262-2871 Owner agent.
1-24-11-14-2

A charming, 3 BR/1.5 BA house. Great
Neighborhood. Close to UF. W/D. Available
Jan 1. 2 people- $800/mo. 3 people - $900/
mo. Mark 352-672-4072 1-10-5-2

Greenwich Green
2/2 for $799
Patio and Storage Closet
Call 352-372-8100
4-20-10-70-1

2BR/1 BA APARTMENT
7129 SW45th Place. $550/mo
No pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 1-20-11-
10-2


OF-lFor Rent
unfurnished

LOW COST MOVE IN!
Small 2BR $375/mo.
Call 352-372-6881 or 352-213-3901 1-20-
11-10-2

*FREE PARKING**FREE MONTH*PVT. 1/1
$475 1/1 Mstr b/r,bath-Avail. NOW! 3 b/r
house, full kitch. Pvt. entrance. 3 roommates
GREAT DEAL and Loc. 772-323-6651
1-14-11-7-2

4br3ba Split plan home in NWGnvll. Fenced
back yard, patio and Fire place. Close to UF
and Santa Fe. Great for Students or a fam-
ily. Zoned for Glen Springs, Westwood and
GHS. $1050.00 Call KIM 352-222-4030
1-14-11-7-2

2 BR, 1.5 BA, 2 story townhouse, new car-
pet, tile & cabinets, storage room,balcony,
close to UF, Mill Run. $700 month, pet
with deposit, 352-284-3237, 352-318-3106.
1-12-11-5-2

lbr/lba duplex minutes away from down-
town on bus route. Going for $385/mo. First,
last, and deposit to move in. Call 352-871-
2274 to see. 1-10-11-3-2

3BR/2BA HOUSE ONLY 9 BLOCKS TO UF
909 NW 9th Ave. All wood/tile floors, W/D,
fenced large backyard, some off-street park-
ing, great neighborhood, $1200.00 + Sec
Dep. 1 year lease. Call Chad 407-230-2423
1-12-11-5-2

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
2-24-11-35-2

SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED
Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs
Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades.
Free 32" HD PLasma TV for new Sec 8 lease.
Must see! Call 332-7700 2-24-11-35-2


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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

Sublease a 3bd/2bth at Greenwich Green for
only $829/mth. Jan and Feb already paid!
Washer/dryer in this quiet end unit that has
locked storage outside, includes cable w
HBO. On bus route. Begins 1/8/11 to 7/31/11.
Please call 352 262 2056 1-7-11-2-3


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


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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. Convenient to
Santa Fe. $395 plus 1/3 utils. 301-305-6206.
1-11-10-15-4


1st month free. Grad student looking for fe-
male roommate in fully furnished 4/4 condo
at Countryside. $425/month. Short term
lease available. Cable/internet, utils, W/D, 2
bus routes. Contact Megan 727-542-8155.
1-21-11-11-4


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$450/mo incl utils & DSL, large closets. No
pets. Mature, non-smoker, grad student/pro-
fessional. Scott 352-335-8209 1-12-11-5-4







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NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UF
For Info on ALL Condo for Sale,
Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or
Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551
4-20-70-5

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION 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
4-20-70-5

WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS - New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879
4-20-70-5

2BR/1.5BA newly renovated townhouse.
6134 SW 8th Lane. You have to see it to
appreciate it! Come see it and make an of-
fer. Call 352-281-7411 or 786-537-2963 and
make an appointment 1-31-11-17-5


F Furnishings

BED - QUEEN - $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
deliver. 4-20-10-70-6

BED - FULL SIZE - $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-20-10-70-6
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-20-10-70-6


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F Furnishings


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. 4-20-70-6

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 4-20-70-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846
4-20-70-6

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 4-20-70-6

**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.
4-20-70-6

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. 4-20-70-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard,
Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell,
can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-20-10-70-6


Computers


CASH PAID for Laptops
Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
Joel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz
4-20-10-70-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-20-10-70-7



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***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
4-20-10-70-10


GOATS FOR SALE
Charlie - 352-278-1925 4-20-70-10


PARKING 60 SECONDS TO UF
Next to McDonalds NW 13th St. Reserve
now. Call for semester rates: 352-538-2454
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70-11

*****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! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com 4-20-10-
70-11



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
4-20-10-70-11

**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


Autos



FAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS *
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 17 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-20-70-12

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


Autos


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
1-31-10-78-12


SUN CITY AUTO SALES
60 day payoff
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
352-338-1999 4-20-70-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down!
No credit check
Cash vehicles $1000 and up!
352-338-1999 4-20-70-12

92 Eagle Talon $1699
89 Ford Bronco II $1499
97 Pontiac Transport $1499
96 Chevy Blazer $1999
352-338-1999 4-20-70-12

98 Cadillac Deville $1999
95 Ford Explorer $1999
98 Ford Expolorer $1999
97 Lincoln Town car $1999
352-338-1999 4-20-70-12


98 Landrover Discovery $4999
01 Chevy Silverado $4999
99 Ford F150 $5999
98 Dodge Durango $6999
352-338-1999 4-20-70-12

SUNRISE AUTO SALES
Certified vehicles
No credit check
Move vehicles $500 & up!
352-375-9090 4-20-70-12


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Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans
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Four-star prospect Gorman joins Gators' recruiting class

Safety picks UF over OSU, UM | ..1 .


By TOM GREEN
Alligator Writer
tgreen@alligator org

ST. PETERSBURG - The
Gators finally got some good
news on the recruiting trail.
After losing two commitments
in the wake of Urban Meyer's res-
ignation, Will Muschamp publi-
cally earned his first oral com-
mitment as Florida's head coach
Wednesday night, even though
he has privately known for a
while.
Miami Monsignor Pace four-
star safety Jabari Gorman, rated
as the No. 10 safety in the class of
2011 by Rivals.com, announced
on national television his com-
mitment to Florida when he
donned a Gators cap during the
first quarter of the Under Armour
All-America game.
"I just want to be part of a new
program," Gorman said. "I want
to be something special to a new
team."
When Meyer stepped down
as UF's coach last month, the fu-
ture of the Gators' 2011 recruiting


class was uncertain.
It lost commitments from its
top two defensive recruits in
Plantation High four-star out-
side linebacker Ryan Shazier
(who will enroll at Ohio State
this week) and Groveland South
Lake High four-star cornerback
Nick Waisome (who will enroll
at FSU).
But less than a week after of-
ficially taking the reins at Flor-
ida, Muschamp appears to have
the class back on track with the
commitment of Gorman, who
becomes the 16th member and
eighth four-star prospect in the
Gators' class.
UF's 2011 crop of recruits is
ranked 15th in the country, ac-
cording to Rivals.com
Gorman picked UF over Ohio
State and Miami but said he's
known for a while that he would
end up at Florida, as has Mus-
champ.
The safety said he knew he
wanted to commit to Florida
three months ago and spoke to
Muschamp shortly after the for-
mer Texas defensive coordinator


Courtesy of Tim Casey Gatorcountry.com
Four-star safety Jabari Gorman works out Monday during the third day of practice for the Under Armour
All-America game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista.
was named the Gators' new coach announced the coach," Gorman Muschamp told the four-star
when he went down to Miami to said. "He knew I had something safety that he has abilities that


visit Gorman.
"I informed


within me that wanted to be a other players might not have, in-


him after he got Gator."


Florida seeks first


victory on the road


* UF ENTERS A GAME AT
AUBURN WITH A SHOT AT
CRACKING THE TOP 25.

By MATT WATTS
Alligator Writer

Finals are over and a new semester
is under way in Gainesville, but the real
test is just beginning for the Gators.
Southeastern Conference play
opened on Sunday, and Florida -
picked to finish last in the conference -
began it with an impressive upset over
No. 22 Arkansas. But now, the Gators
embark on a two-game road trip look-
ing for their first true road win of the


season and a possible entrance into the
national rankings.
The search begins tonight at 7 in
the new Auburn Arena, where Florida
(11-4, 1-0 SEC) will take on the Tigers
(8-6, 1-0 SEC), who
S have recovered
from a slow start
and are fresh off a
Women's road victory of their
Basketball own against rival
Basketal Alabama.
The Gators are
8-0 in the O'Connell Center this season
and 3-0 in games at neutral sites but
have dropped all four of their opportu-
nities on an opponent's floor.
SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 19


Don't overvalue recruits' ratings


ST. PETERSBURG
If you're thinking about buying tickets
to the Florida-Florida State game in two
years, don't.
On Thanksgiving weekend 2012, refrain
from throwing the Gators and Seminoles on
your TV. There will be better ways to spend
that break. And you already know the sad
truth anyway: The team out West is better.
Florida State has the No. 3 recruiting
class in the nation, according to Rivals.com.
Florida has the No. 15 class.
If there was any doubt that the future
would be painted Garnet and Gold, FSU
oral commit Karlos Williams picked off a
pass from Florida quarterback/savior of
the future Jeff Driskel and returned the ball
47 yards for a touchdown in the third quar-
ter of the Under Armour All-America game
Wednesday.
Actually, I don't know what will happen
in two seasons, don't know if Florida State's
dream class will pan out, don't even know
if the Seminoles of the future will step foot
on campus.


They could fall to
S qualify academically
or get in legal trouble
-- let's just say stuff
like that has hap
Tyler Jett opened before.
And don't worry,
The Jett Stream Driskel bounced back
tjett@alligator org
Twitter @iamrtyler fine from that pick-
six, breaking a 63-
yard touchdown run
the next time he stepped on the held. He
also had a potential 50-yard touchdown
pass dropped at the 5-yard line.
Driskel finished the game with six car-
ries, 80 yards and a touchdown, plus two
completions on eight attempts for 18 yards
and an INT, while Team Click-Clack (yup,
that's a thing) beat Team Micro G 24-22.
But, ladies, just like you should not wor-
ry about FSU's recruiting rankings just yet,
you should also keep your Driskel love in
your pants until he steps on Florida Field


SEE TYLER, PAGE 19


I won't say the coaches were too into the Under Armour game, but Mike
Ditka called a timeout to ice the kicker in a game that was at its most interest-
ing when cameras cut to the gigantic couch behind the sideline.... UF QB com-
mit Jeff Driskel had a TD pass dropped by wide-open Oregon commit Devon
Blackmon. Just a glimpse into his future of throwing to Deonte Thompson.


* Alligator recruiting writer Tom Green
will have additional coverage of the Under
Armour All-America game, including a blog
on four-star quarterback commit Jeff Driskel.
Check out alligatorSports.org for more.


Today's question: How would you
compare Florida's new football
coaching staff to last year's?


SEE RECRUITING, PAGE 19





18, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011


2007
Recruiting
Ranking:
2010
Passer
Efficiency:
2010
Passing
Yards:
Passing
TDs/INTs:


No. 3 po-style No. 31 pro-style
qdallerback quarterback


2.061 yards

9 TDs/lO INTs


Name, John Bramley,
Team: Flolida


3,845 yards

35 TDs/6 INTs

Kellen Moore,
Boise State


i

AL


2007 Recruiting Ranking:

No. I offensive guard

No. 16 offensive guard


Name, Team:

James Wilson, Florida

Mike Pouncey, Florida


THE RECRUITING

GUESSING GAME


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No. 18 cornerback in 108 tackles, 5 INTs (2010)
2007 class


No. I safety, 2007


13 tackles, I INT (career)


Ahmad Black, Florida

Jerimy Finch, Indiana


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No. 9 running
back

643

54

3

Emmanuel
Moody, Florida


2006
No. 10 running Recruiting
back Rankinge
2009-10
Rushing
1.726 Yards:
2009-10
Receiving
585 Yards:
2009-10
17 Total TDs:

Knowshon Moreno Name.
Denver Broncos Team:
Alexander Silva / Alligator Staff


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 0 ALLIGATOR, 19


AU's defense poses problems for UF


WHOOPS, from page 17

Florida lost 74-73 in the Women's National
Invitation Tournament semifinals against De-
Paul and 56-50 at Brown in the Brown Bear
Classic. It was also outplayed in a 69-54 loss
at Hampton and dropped another close one
74-72 in Tallahassee against the No. 25 Semi-
noles.
"Those games have made us grow," junior
center Azania Stewart said. "The young (play-
ers) have games under them. It's really pro-
gressed us now into SEC play, where every
game is important."
Stewart, who leads the team in rebounds
and is second in blocks, is in her third season
and knows all about the tumultuous atmo-
sphere of away games in the SEC.
"Playing on the road is really tough," Stew-
art said. "They're going to go on runs; the
crowd is going to get behind them. But to be
able to answer and come back is really impor-
tant and a big step for us."
After a slow start, the Tigers have amassed
a four-game winning streak, including a 66-
55 defeat of rival Alabama. But AU will face
a tough matchup against Florida's speed and
depth.


Coach Amanda Butler drew comparisons
to her own squad when analyzing the Tigers,
complimenting Auburn's ability to protect the
ball and drive opponents to mistakes.
Auburn forces an average of 19.7 turnovers
and nearly 10 steals per game and is led by the
senior combo of guard Alli Smalley (12.6 ppg)
and forward Jordan Greenleaf (9.6 ppg).
The Gators have allowed games to slip
away in the closing minutes and will be tested
by a scrappy Auburn team trying to secure a
victory in the inaugural SEC game played in
its new arena. Therefore, making the most of
every opportunity has been a sticking point
for Butler in preparation for the road trip.
"We're going to talk about how important it
is that we can't accept missing one free throw,
one layup or one easy play," Butler said. "We
can't leave easy points on the floor."
Additionally, Stewart said her experience
in conference away games has taught her that
you must be able to rely on your teammates if
things aren't going well.
"Our togetherness is probably the most
important and the strongest thing we need go-
ing into a road game," Stewart said. "You have
to generate your own ,._- _ . It's you against
them."


baj buevara / A-igaior
UF junior center Azania Stewart, who leads the team in rebounds and is second in
blocks, said conference road games will be a new challenge for this year's squad.


TYLER, from page 17


for the first time.
I'm not the only person who
is unsure about Driskel's future.
You also don't know what will
happen.
For that matter, neither do
those recruiting analysts for
ESPN and Rivals.com and what-
ever other website you subscribe
to.
And, gulp, even coaches slip


every now and then.
"I was incorrect for a while. I
used to look at measurables be-
fore anything else," Urban Mey-
er said after the Outback Bowl,
when 5-foot-9 Ahmad Black took
home MVP honors and clinched
his place atop the alligatorsSports
Swamp Studs standings.
"I used to look at the 40-yard
dash," Meyer continued. "I still
do, but there are other areas I
look at just as strong, if not stron-


ger."
Of course, you can't blame
Meyer for zeroing in on the "mea-
surables" - vertical leap, bench
press reps, cone drill stats. As-
sessing a player's transition from
high school to college is tough.
Look at Driskel's highlight
tape on YouTube and you will
see him outrun a lot of Oompa
Loompas. That's the case for most
players from Wednesday's game.
From the 2007-09 recruiting


classes, the Gators snagged 11
five-star prospects, all of whom
looked fantastic against typical
high school competition.
But of those players, two have
been plagued by injuries, three
were kicked off or transferred
and four have simply failed to
live up to their potential.
The two exceptions are Carlos
Dunlap and Jelani Jenkins, who
finished second on the team in
tackles this season as a redshirt


freshman.
But remember when Will Hill
was the next Sean Taylor? Cam
Newton the next Tim Tebow?
(Oh, wait.)
It's not exactly original to say
recruits are ranked inaccurately.
And, to be fair, looking at the top
recruiting classes is a good indi-
cator of future success.
But just be patient. That
Thanksgiving road trip to Tally is
still in play.


Muschamp's enthusiasm helps sway 2011 recruit into commitment


RECRUITING, from page 17


cluding great instincts - something that can't be taught.
Because of those intangibles, Gorman hopes to com-
pete for a starting position at Florida when he enrolls in
the summer.
"I'm a player. I'm going to make plays," Gorman said.
"That's the good thing about being a good athlete -
there's always a good opportunity to come in early and
play."


#3 Florida vs. #10 Nebraska


Beyond the opportunity to come in and compete for
playing time as a freshman, Gorman said he liked Mus-
champ's enthusiasm as well as Florida's
reputation for having a speedy defense.
When the teams were practicing at
Recruiting ESPN's Wide World of Sports earlier this
Recruiting week, UF early .,.. ....- Jeff Driskel,
a four-star quarterback from Oviedo
Hagerty High and the nation's top-rated passer, and A.C.
Leonard, a four-star tight end from Jacksonville Universi-


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ty Christian High, said they were both recruiting Gorman
to join them in Gainesville.
Leonard even tried to get Gorman to do a Gator chomp
after practice on Monday.
But Gorman didn't tip his hand to his future team-
mates.
"A lot of these guys, they kind of had a feeling," he
said. "But they didn't know until [Wednesday]."
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the independent florida the Avenue Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 105 ISSUE 2 We Inform. You Decide. LOCAL Police investigate death of student By ALEXANDER KLAUSNER Alligator Staff Writer An ongoing investigation of the death of a UF student is expected to be ruled a homicide, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. Firefighters discovered the body of Saleha Huuda, 21, after extinguishing a small brush fire off of County Road 225, a halfmile north of Gainesville Raceway, on Dec. 30. The fire was reported by a passing motorist at about 2:40 a.m. Following the discovery, Alachua County sheriff's deputies were called to the scene, and have since been investigating Huuda's death as a homicide. "We are definitely viewing it as a suspicious death and we anticipate the medical examiner will make that determination," said Art Forgey, public information officer for the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. There is no estimate as to when the examiner will finish the analysis, but Forgey said the cause of death would "probably be ruled a murder." Police have no suspects. The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are trying to determine how the fire was started and how Huuda ended up at that location. "It's safe Huuda to say the fire didn't start there on its own," Forgey said. The question, he added, is whether Huuda started the fire herself or if the fire was started with different intent, like trying to cover up a crime. SEE HOMICIDE, PAGE 4 THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 Juggling in the Rain Santa Fe student Graham Smith, 24, juggles, walks and drinks coffee in the rain as he heads home along West University Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Smith, who has been juggling for two-and-a-half months, practices whenever he has the opportunity. "If I'm walking, I might as well be juggling too." Mayor meets President Obama 0 LOWE WAS INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE BY THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY. By C.J. PRUNER Alligator Staff Writer As President Barack Obama made his way around the room of dignitaries, guests and other Washington movers and shakers at a White House reception in December, Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe had no idea what the commander in chief would say. Would he offer a piece of political advice, tell a joke or maybe even let the mayor in on some classified information locked away in a file cabinet in the bowels of the Pentagon? When the time came to shake hands, the president instead offered Lowe an apology. It wasn't the type of "apology" conservative cable news commentators pounce on nor the one GOP presidential hopefuls write books on. This one was legitimately out of the president's control. "I'm sorry you had to travel all the way up here for this weather," the president told Lowe in reference to the frosty D.C. atmosphere. "It's always exciting to go to the nation's capital." Craig Lowe Gainesville mayor "Actually, Mr. President" Lowe replied, "it's pretty cold in Florida, too." The brief exchange was part of a one-day trip Lowe made to the nation's capital last month at the invitation of the president and the First Lady. Lowe said he paid for the trip, not taxpayers. "It's always exciting to go to the nation's capital," Lowe said. The mayor's brief conversation with the president touched on other topics besides weather forecasts. He congratulated Lowe on his handling of the planned Dove World Outreach Center Quran burning, which got national headlines last fall but was scrapped amid public pressure and criticism, including pressure from the president. For Lowe, the encounter served as a refreshing reassurance of the work his administration has done in the past year. "It was heartening to know that the president knew about Gainesville and to know that we're a place on the map for the administration," he said. Homeless Ohio man's radio voice makes him an Internet star COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Job prospects are rolling in for a homeless Ohio man with a golden radio voice who has quickly become an online sensation. Video of Ted Williams posted this week on The Columbus Dispatch's website has commanded millions of views. In the clip, Williams stands near a Columbus highway ramp demonstrating his smooth, deep speaking voice. He holds a sign that asks motorists for help and says, "I'm an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times." Williams, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native says he had trouble with drugs and alcohol and is now two years sober. Columbus radio station WNCI invited him to its studios and says ESPN and MTV have expressed interest. Williams has received a $10,000 offer for voice-over work, and a Pennsylvania radio station wants him, too. Today FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 Partly 15cloudy CROSSWORD 15 62/37 SPORTS 17 visit www.alligator.org Airport to get body scanner By HANNAH WINSTON Alligator Writer If you plan on flying out of Gainesville in the future, expect to receive a full-body scan on your way out. But don't worry, only the computer will see what is underneath your clothes. Gainesville Regional Airport is in the process of getting a full-body scanner along with other airports Local across the nation. The model the airport plans News to use would transform the controversial image process into that of a cartoon-like portrait. The backscatter scanner takes a full-body image through low-wave radiation rays but only the computer sees the imSEE SCANNER, PAGE 3 0 Four-star safety Jabari Gorman orally committed to Florida during Wednesday night's Under Armour All-America game, making up for UF's recent recruiting losses. See Story, Page 17.

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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JANUARY 6,2011 News Today Dance Marathon registration Wednesday to Jan. 27 Still in search for a New Year's Resolution? Why not register to dance for Dance Marathon 2011. Dance Marathon spring registration is now welcoming individual dancers. Dancers do not need to be registered through or part of an organization to participate in this wonderful event. Visit Dance Marathon's website at www.floridadm.org to register or for more information. Free Improv Comedy Friday 9 p.m. Orange & Brew Enjoy a free night of improv similar to "Whose Line is Anyway?". Your suggestions will create a customized brandnew show, never to be performed ever again! Bring some friends or a date and enjoy the show. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an e-mail with "What's Happening" in the subject line Dogs are people, too! Permanently chaining a dog is cruel. Don't Chain Your Dog TODAY PARTLY CLOUDY 62/37 FRIDAY SUNNY 64/39 to ebehrman@alligator.org. Please model your submissions after above events. Fla. suspect's wife sees photo on TV, calls police BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Authorities south of Tampa say a man confessed to robbing a bank after his wife saw a surveillance photo on the evening news and alerted them. A camera got a clear shot of the man with a pony tail and scruffy beard robbing the First Bank in Bradenton on Tuesday But Manatee County Sheriff's officials got a break Tuesday evening when Afra Sandifar saw a news report about the SATURDAY SUNNY 65/38 SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 66/46 MONDAY RAIN 69/42 robbery. She called authorities and told them her husband was the robber. That's when 45-yearold Troy Sandifar fled the couple's apartment. A story in Wednesday's Alligator incorrectly reported the URL of the older version of UF Webmail. It should have read: legacy.webmail.ufl.edu. The Alligator strives to be accurate and clear in its news reports and editorials. If you find an error, please call our newsroom at 352-376-4458 or send an e-mail to editor@ alligator.org. 4 (9U__j d4rmmwui=suusnnass==and GAO R B A K ET BA L L MEN'S BASKETBALL STUDENT REGI STRATIO N DAT E S *ALL REGISTRATIONS OPEN AT 6 PM OPEN NOW Ole Miss 1.10 South Caro Arkansas 1.24 Vanderbilt Kentucky 2.7 Tennessee 2.21 Georgia Alabama WAM .",aI lina A FREE t-shirts & FREE beanies to the first 1,0 students! pepspe4s1 Basketball remains FREE for all UF students who carry at least 1 creditsign up at GatorZone.com/tickets and cick on STUDENTS'. a the independent florida VOLUME 105 ISSUE 2 ISSN 0889-2423 Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications Inc, of Gainesville, Florida NEWSROOM 352-376-4458 (Voice), 352-376-4467 (Fax) Editor Paul Runnestrand, prunnestrand@ali gator.org Managing Editor/ Print Elizabeth Behrman, ebehrman@alligator.org Managing Editor / Online Joshua Saval, jsava/@a//igator.org Metro Editor C.J. Pruner, opruner@alligator.org University Editor Elizabeth Behrman, ebehrman@alligator.org Sports Editor Adam Berry, aberry@alligator.org Assistant Sports Editor Greg Luca, gluca@a//igator.org alligatorSports.org Editor Jesse Simonton, jsimonton@alligator.org Opinions Editor Cynthia Despres, cdespres@alligator.org Editorial Board Paul Runnestrand, Elizabeth Behrman, Joshua Saval, Cynthia Despres Photo Editor Matt Tripp, mtripp@alligator.org Freelance Editor Amanda Milligan, ami//igan@a//igator.org the Avenue Editor Melinda Carstensen mcarstensen@a//igator.org Copy Desk Chiefs Anthony Chiang, Tyler Jett Corey McCall, Emily Morrow, Colin Simmons Copy Editors John Boothe, Nicole Deck, Safid Deen, Desiree Farnum, Olivia Feldman, Greg Fink, Josh Isom, Caitlin O'Conner, Briana Seymour, Matthew Watts DISPLAY ADVERTISING 352-376-4482, 800-257-4341, 352-376-4556 (Fax) Advertising Director Shaun O'Connor, sooonnor@alligator.org Retail Advertising Manager Gary Miller, gmi//er@a//igator.org Advertising Office Manager Victoria Livingston, viivingston@a1igator.org Advertising Assistant Melissa Bell Intern Coordinator Sara Ingebretsen Display Advertising Clerk Jesse Morgan, Stephanie Parker, Sales Representatives Joshua Andersen, Serina Braddock, Brandon Davis, Courtney McCalden, Julian Pothemont, Ally Russo, Emilee Smith CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING 352-373-FIND (Voice), 352-376-3015(Fax) Classified Advertising Manager Ellen Light, e//ight@a//igator.org Classified Clerks Ashley Flattery, Wildivina Rosario CIRCULATION Operations Assistant James Austin BUSINESS 352-376-4446 (Voice), 352-376-4556 (Fax) Comptroller Delia Kradolfer Senior Bookkeeper Melissa Bell, mbe//@a//igator.org Accounting Clerks William Adams, Alyssa Hemani Stephen Roskowski ADMINISTRATION 352-376-4446 (Voice), 352-376-4556 (Fax) General Manager Patricia Carey, tcarey@a//igator.org Administrative Manager Judy Moore Administrative Assistant Lenora McGowan, Imogowan@alligator.org President Emeritus C.E. 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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6,2011E ALLIGATOR, 3 The TSA will cover the cost of the scanner With rain in the forecast, county lifts burn ban By MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Writer The burn ban prohibiting open burning and the use of New Year's fireworks, sparklers and other pyrotechnics unless permitted by the Florida Department of Forestry was lifted Tuesday. Harry Collins, assistant chief of the Alachua County Department of Public Safety, said that his department tries not to impose the ban often but recent cold weather killed plants and underbrush, making them fuel for fire. Public "We just try to keep our community safe by Safety being proactive and trying to contain any possibility of a fire," he said. Jeff Lane, Gainesville Fire Rescue district chief, said the dry conditions coupled with the fact that the city has expanded into surrounding forest areas mean fires can get out of hand. "Particularly if we have multiple fires, it can drain our firefighter resources very quickly," he said. Lane said he was able to have a New Year's celebration even with the ban. "It didn't cause a significant problem for us," he said. "But we're certainly glad to see the rain." the scanners until they are on deployment schedule and that Gainesville Regional is not yet officially on that schedule. SCANNER, from page I age. The computer then alters the image of the person who walks through the scanner and highlights anything out of place. The millimeter wave scanner does not transform the onginal image produced by electromagnetic waves. Though the airport asked for the backscatter model, it is still not guaranteed, said Laura Aguiar, manager of public relations and governmental affairs for Gainesville Regional Airport. She said the scanner was chosen to insure privacy while upholding federal standards. "It's just something we wanted to make sure we had the best available technology that offers the most privacy to our passengers," she said. While there is no cost to the airport for the machine, the Transportation Security Administration pays anywhere from $130,000 to $170,000 per scanner. The body scanners, similar to the one Gainesville hopes for, have already been put to use in Boston's Logan Airport. Phil Orlandella, director of media relations for Logan Airport, said there hasn't been any problems or complaints with the body scanners. There are 486 machines in 78 airports, according to the TSA. Aguiar said since Gainesville has such a small airport, there would be room for only one scanner to replace the single metal detector there now. She said there has been no update for when the scanner would be installed and that the earliest date would be sometime this spring. Sari Koshetz, a TSA spokesperson, said it is not TSA policy to discuss which airports would receive AP Photo A passenger is scanned as she prepares to travel at Miami International Airport on Dec. 23. .Eq I RENT NOW NATIONWIDE SAVINGS OVER $60 MILLION* AND COUNTING www.ufl.bkstr.com *Savings figured based on cost of new book price. 779JBTS11

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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JANUARY 6,2011 Gator Dawgs is latest casualty of poor economy By ALEX ORLANDO Alligator Writer When Otis Britt announced via Facebook that his restaurant would close at the end of the month, he expected the lamenting wall posts. He expected the 46 comments that piled onto his page, such as "This sucks!! Seriously, the worst thing ever." But he didn't expect the solitary "like" that popped up shortly after his announcement. That "like" came from his 18-year-old son, Keary Britt. After four-and-a-half years of 70-hour weeks, working 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. shifts every day, Britt said his son and 9-year-old daughter would be glad to have some free time with their parents. And since seeing business drop from 200 customers a week to 110, losing $30,000 this year and having to sell his brand-new Nissan Altima for money to put into the restaurant, Britt said he's glad to be home, too. But in 2007, he remembers, he couldn't be more excited to open his own business. After managing a Perkins for 16 years, Britt and his wife, then a real estate agent, bought the plate-glass-windowed shop at 1023 W University Ave. A wheelchair ramp and three stairs lead the way up the splitlevel floor to the counter, making it look like an altar to fast-food innovation. Their first menu consisted of 14 hot dogs. After enough requests for French fries, they got those, too. Now, the menu boasts about 75 different burgers, hot dogs, fries and sandwiches. The menu includes such items as the Heart Attack Dawg, a hot dog wrapped in bacon, deep fried and topped with cheese sauce and fried onions; the Colombia Dawg, which sports mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, onion, bacon, cheese, pineapple and potato chips; and the self-explanatory Peanut Butter Burger. He said the hardest-to-make item is the Bull Dawg, a 3-pound pile of chili cheese fries, fried bell peppers and bacon; somewhere under which is a hamburger wrapped in a hot dog; all of which would be hard to fit on a shovel. Britt's logic: "Yeah, let's take a burger and put it in a hot dog and just put god-awful stuff on it." Colin and Dana McLeod have been eating Gator Dawgs once a month since they decided to stop in after driving by two years ago. Colin, a 24-year-old grad student, usually gets the Bacon, Egg and Cheese Dawg. Dana gets the Chicago Dawg, topped with yellow mustard, onion, relish, tomato, dill pickle, hot pepper and celery salt. They sat with their friends Wednesday night laughing and watching football. Between them sat two tables, six hot dogs, three bottles of hot sauce, three bottles of water and a bottle of ketchup. Asked what they would do when Gator Dawgs closes in a month, the group paused for a moment before the silence was broken by Dana McLeod. "You know, there is no place in Gainesville like this if you think about it," she said. PV LRJ( No AVA~tADI I AM 161110 m Alex Orlando / Alligator Otis Britt, owner of Gator Dawgs on West University Avenue, waits behind the counter for the next order. Britt said he will have to close permanently in about two weeks due to financial struggles. System overload causes headaches on first day of class ISIS, Webmail were down for 45 minutes handle Students were warned of possible problems Tues 7 ~day through the computer help desk alerts system. The By MINA RADMAN Alligator Staff Writer At a time when students and faculty make the most use of ISIS, a technological setback crashed the system Wednesday morning. At approximately 9:30 a.m., the Shibboleth Authentication System, which runs Webmail, ISIS and Sakai, crashed, leaving users stranded on the first day of classes. "I freaked out a little this morning because I needed to know where my classes were," said freshman Rachel Edwards. "But then I found that the schedule of classes lists the teachers, so it worked out for me." According to UF spokesman Steve OrlanOn do, the crash occurred because of multiple incidents. As the registrar's office tried to upload 15,000 student records to ISIS and restart the online payment system, students logged on to drop and add classes, leading to a heavy load of users that the system could not beginning of the term, from Jan. 3 to Jan. 11, is considered the busiest time of year for the servers, as usage hits near capacity. "They started working back in the fall on beefing up the system, making it more robust so things like this don't happen," Orlando said. "[Information Technology] folks are continuously looking for ways to improve the system and make it function better." The system came back after 45 minutes. A subsequent outage occurred at 2 p.m. and was resolved 10 minutes later. Huuda was a member of the UF Competitive Cheerleading squad HOMICIDE, from page 1 Huuda's car was found elsewhere, in the 1500 block of SW 42nd Street, he said. Huuda lived at The District on 62nd apartment complex, located at 1000 SW 62nd Blvd. Authorities are forensically analyzing her vehicle, a 2001 silver Nissan Sentra, hoping to find evidence that could lead to a break in the case. "The car was obviously a key piece of evidence," Forgey said. "It was not where she lived; it was not where she was found. The car got there some way, and she got to where she was some way." Huuda was a flier, or the girl who gets tossed in the air, on the UF Competitive Cheerleading squad. Amanda Barton, president of the squad, said she remembered Huuda as being someone who was News always upbeat and sociable. "She just always had a big smile on her face," she said. Authorities are still trying to assemble a timeline of events that led up to the crime, and those with information are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP or the Alachua County Sheriff's Office at 352955-1818. A candlelight vigil for Huuda will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Reitz Union Amphitheater.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6,2011E ALLIGATOR, 5 Local sales tax decreases half a penny in 2011 THE NEW RATE IS 6.25 PERCENT. By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer As Christmas lights fade and New Year's resolutions are broken within days of their inception, Alachua County welcomes another herald of 2011: a cheaper sales tax. Local shoppers will pay a 6.25 percent tax on any products or services they purchase within the county this year, compared to the 6.75 percent rate they paid for the past two years. The tax was reduced because the voterapproved Wild Spaces and Public Places tax ended on Dec. 31, 2010. The tax was created to fund various projects, including land conservation and park maintenance efforts. The economic recession, however, provided lower sales tax revenues than originally expected. The program has reduced the scope of its plans to match the received funds, Alachua County commissioner Mike Byerly said. The 2011 tax includes the statewide 6 percent rate and a 0.25 percent surtax used to fund CHOICES, a county health program that provides services for local workers who lack health insurance. The 7-year surtax, approved by voters in 2004, began in 2005 and will end on Dec. 31 of this year. Revenue from the tax is used to provide various health services to the program's uninsured members, CHOICES Director Bob Bailey said. The program's fund balance is about $40 million, and projected revenue for 2011 is expected to reach $7.5 million -the same amount received News in 2010, he said. The services CHOICES provides, however, are growing more costly as its membership increases. "This year the membership is growing so rapidly that, for the first time, CHOICES will spend more than it receives," Bailey said. CHOICES now receives between 300 and 350 applications per month, compared to a monthly average of about 250 in 2009, Bailey said. The economic recession also hurt its funding as many people began to spend less and save more. When the surtax expires at the end of this year, CHOICES will continue to operate until either the money runs out or the county, with voter approval, alters the program plan, Byerly said. "I think many of the issues that CHOICES was intended to address may ultimately be addressed by the health care program [introduced] this past year," Byerly said. "We're waiting to see how that shakes out." Curses! Romania's witches forced to pay income tax THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGOSOIA, Romania -Everyone curses the tax man, but Romanian witches angry about having to pay up for the first time are planning to use cat excrement and dead dogs to cast spells on the president and government. Also among Romania's newest taxpayers are fortune tellers -but they probably should have seen it coming. Superstitions are no laughing matter in Romania -the land of the medieval ruler who inspired the "Dracula" tale -and have been part of its culture for centuries. President Traian Basescu and his aides have been known to wear purple on certain days, supposedly to ward off evil. Romanian witches from the east and west will head to the southern plains and the Danube River on Thursday to threaten the government with spells and spirits because of the tax law, which came into effect Jan. 1. A dozen witches will hurl the poisonous mandrake plant into the Danube to put a hex on government officials "so evil will befall them," said a witch named Alisia. She identified herself with one name -customary among Romania's witches. "This law is foolish. What is there to tax, when we hardly earn anything?" she said by telephone Wednesday. "The lawmakers don't look at themselves, at how much they make, their tricks; they steal and they come to us asking us to put spells on their enemies." The new law is part of the government's drive to collect more revenue and crack down on tax evasion in a country that is in recession. In the past, the less mainstream professions of witch, astrologer and fortune teller were not listed in the Romanian labor code, as were those of embalmer, valet and driving instructor. Those who worked those jobs used their lack of registration to evade paying income tax. "This law is foolish. What is there to tax, when we hardly earn anything?" Al.sia Romanian witch Under the new law, like any selfemployed person, they will pay 16 percent income tax and make contributions to health and pension programs. Some argue the law will be hard to enforce, as the payments to witches and astrologers usually are made in cash and relatively small at 20 to 30 lei ($7-$10) per consultation. Trouble is brewing for Romania's witches, whose toil is being taxed for the first time despite threats of putting curses on the government. Also being taxed are fortune tellers, who probably saw this coming. Queen witch Bratara Buzea, 63, is furious about the new law. Sifting cross-legged in her villa in the lake resort of Mogosoaia, just north of Bucharest, she said Wednesday she planned to cast a spell using a particularly effective concoction of cat excrement and a dead dog, along with a chorus of witches. Not every witch is threatening fire and brimstone. "This law is very good," said Mihaela Minca. "It means that our magic gifts are recognized and I can open my own practice." make fors Lai'2 Loh Sign up at: www.collegesolved.com/florida Advertise in the Alligator Classifieds 373-FIND alligator

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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JANUARY 6,2011 Power Shift Republicans should tread carefully in new role fter years of performance that could be best described as wildly inconsistent and at worst can be compared to a Big Ten team in a bowl game, the Democrats relinquished control of the House Wednesday in an episode that spliced together the ceremonious with the awkward. While the move comes at no shock given the considerable conservative backlash that has swept across the country since the last general election, it should cause Americans from both sides of the political landscape to pause and reflect. For Democrats, the scene of numerous freshmen GOP congressmen walking up the steps of Capitol Hill waving the banner of deregulation and "freedom of choice" should serve as a warning shot across the bow for what will prove to be a bitter battle in November 2012. Republicans, on the other hand, should not see their victory last November as the ultimate sign of confidence from the American people. While many Republican lawmakers described their electoral victories as "the American people finally letting their voices being heard," it was this same "American voice" that called for their heads only two years prior, a fervor fueled by a heavy intoxication of anti-Bush sentiment. We ask Republicans in Washington not to use this newly packed-on muscle to constantly swing the hammer at Democrats in an effort to live through the ghosts of Taft, Goldwater and Reagan. While the right-wing may try to relive the glory days of 1776, 1946 and 1981, we caution them to remember 1995, when a former history professor from the state of Georgia tried to rally his forces for a final stand against an "overbearing" Democratic executive, only to have his Aces cracked in the federal government shutdown. Sometimes, the House doesn't always win. Censory overload So much for great American novels being sacred. Auburn University professor Alan Gribben decided to remove the "N-word" from Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and replace it with "slaves." That's 219 times he's vandalizing a time capsule. We're not excusing the use of the word in our society; it's a relic of the past. But while we'd like to forget the word and the racism it's associated with, we can't. Students should know about the blemishes even a country as great as ours has. The 125-year-old novel shows how far America has come, borne on the backs of generations of people. And that's probably what Twain hoped. He wrote the novel as a satire of antebellum Southern attitudes, using his character Jim to humanize the victims of slavery. Twain wanted the reader to feel discomfort because, as human beings, we squirm when we perceive injustice. The book faced critique about its treatment of race through the years -enough criticism to keep many English teachers from touching on the book in class. It's a shame they're afraid students will only see 219 of Twain's thousands of words. Rewording a classic because we feel uncomfortable with it is like draping Michelangelo's David with bed sheets -it's exchanging artistic vision for political correctness. a l l e independent fo rida Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres 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 will 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 A or send them to PO Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions Today's question: Should the Wednesday's question: Have you "N-word" be removed from already broken your New Year's "Huckleberry Finn"? resolution? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion ->4 E-I u Z IN Some college mascots fail to intimidate A h. .the college mascot. For years they have colored sidelines across America, exciting crowds with their amusing antics and T-shirt guns. What would a college sports game be without a colorful, overly energetic creature flailing along the sidelines? They inspire apparel, cheers, and team spirit for college football fans nationwide while instilling awe and fear in the opposing team. Well, at least some of them do. For schools such as Oregon and Oklahoma, I have to say I admire the effort it must take to maintain school spirit. Now, I understand you may think your Ducks and Sooners are extremely threatening, so it is with much remorse that I relay this disappointing news: Those mascots suck. Seriously, out of all of the fang-baring, biting and poisonous creatures out there, could you not pick something better? For universities large and small, the mascot operates as the PR unit of the school, and for some the job is easier than others. Smack talk from the University of Texas's Bevo the Longhorn is certainly more intimidating than that from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Herbie Husker. Schools with nonthreatening mascots are at a much lower level of ferocity when it comes to intimidating foes, and the burden of defending their school's name falls upon the students. When your mascot is only entertaining ironically, I cannot help but assume it's a bit of a damper on school pride, as much as the Minnesota Golden Gophers try to convince us otherwise. Now, in the spirit of thwarting mascots, it is necessary Laura Ellermeyer to introduce perhaps college's Speaking Out worst mascot of all time. Everybody please rise to your feet for OTTO THE. Orange? Yep, that's right. Syracuse proudly (ehh) boasts Otto the Orange as their symbol of power and, well, it's a fruit. A fruit has no threatening, admirable or even amusing qualities. An honorable mention to you, Syracuse, for bearing the burden of such a less-thanmenacing mascot. One has to wonder, were some schools' founders drunk when they were establishing their institution? Oranges, wagons and ducks certainly sound like funny jokes, but perhaps the school's foundation is left scratching its head as years elapse and the hilarity wears off. Of course, not even the most awkward of mascots can devalue an academically or athletically sound school (Yes, I'm looking at you Alabama. Notice that your battle cry has nothing to do with your elephant mascot). Only so much pride is knocked with a less -than-intimidating mascot. All that really matters is that a university bands together behind a symbol, and through it they unite and assemble school pride. However, one does have to wonder how Ohio State University really feels about their prized nut, Brutus Buckeye, or how proud the University of California, Santa Cruz really is of Sammy the Banana Slug. Perhaps it doesn't matter and perhaps it does, and for now the lucky schools with daunting mascots (ahem, Gators) can enjoy a chuckle on behalf of the mascots who try so hard, yet fall so short. Laura Ellermeyer is afinance major. 42% YES 58% NO 26 TOTAL VOTES The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. -'s D QS o e

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 7 'Huckleberry Finn' should lead to discourse, not censorship NewSouth Books, a publishing company in Montgomery, Ala., has announced its plan to release a new edition of Mark Twain's universally recognized and brilliant novel "Huckleberry Finn" sans the words "nigger" and "injun." This censored edition by NewSouth will replace the word "nigger" with "slave." The word "nigger" appears in the "Huckleberry Finn" 219 times. The first printing of this censored version of Twain's tour de force will be a modest 7,500 copies, according to NewSouth. And although this is a small amount of printings, the message being sent to 21st century American youth is large and cannot be further from wrong or better devalue the significance of Twain's novel. The novel, as it was written, reflects the time period it was published and the American sentiment about the relationship between black and white people in pre-Civil War America -when African-Americans were still not considered citizens at all, but property and chattel. Twain knew who he was writing for and what he was writing about having spent his formative years in former slave state of Missouri and worked as a newspaperman in his adult life. He was well acquainted with plantation life, slave life and the English vernacular of African-Americans in Missouri. He demonstrates this with an explanatory paragraph that is present at the beginning of "Huckleberry Finn." The explanatory paragraph by Twain states, "In this book a number of dialects are used, to wit: the Missouri negro dialect; the extremist form of the backwoods SouthWestern dialect; the ordinary "Pike County" dialect and the modified varieties of this last." Twain goes on to write, "The shadings have not been done in a hap-hazard fashion, or by guess-work; but pains-takingly, and with the trustworthy guidance and support of personal familiarity with these several forms of speech. I make this explanation for the reason that without it many readers would suppose that all these characters were trying to talk alike and not succeeding." Knowing his genius would be seen as lowbrow bigotry in printed form Twain had the foresight to make his intenRJ. Young UWire tions known even in a time when the most cosmopolitan and politically progressive American was likely to over look his persistent use of the word "nigger." "Huckleberry Finn" was written to combat the racist and bigoted attitudes of Americans -both black and white -during Reconstruction. This is a seminal moment in our nation's history. In his novel Twain wrote about the growing friendship, loyalty and brotherhood between a black man and white child; a concept nearly 100 years ahead of its time. Until 1954 the United States made laws that prohibited even black and white children in the same classroom together, let alone an adult and child. The relationship formed between the novel's protagonist and namesake, Huck Finn and the slave he rescues and befriends, Jim, has shades of a father-son and brother-brother connection that is indicative of the strong bonds between family and the strength of human affection regardless of the melanin -or lack thereof -in a person's skin. These are the ideas Twain struggles to convey to a public that largely believes otherwise in a time period when it is en vogue to belittle and degrade black people. Many scholars of American literature, history and culture have called this book what it is: a master piece of the highest order and one worthy of the privilege of being taught in our high schools and universities. Ernest Hemingway called "Huckleberry Finn" the "source of all American literature." T.S. Eliot called it "a masterpiece." George C. Carrington Jr. wrote that it "is generally acknowledged as one of the three authentic masterpieces of American fiction" alongside Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." Twain gave himself a back-handed compliment when he said of his novel it is "a book people praise and don't read." Perhaps Twain knew the fate of his novel nearly a century in advance. Surely, some prefer not to be reminded of what the social climate of the United States was like in 1884 when this novel was first published; that our country had just fought a war with itself over -among other things the freedom and independence of black Americans in our country. But that does not change the past we come from, the future we seek or the present we make. "Huckleberry Finn" has consistently appeared on the United States most challenged and challenging book lists, has been relegated to optional reading lists in high schools and universities or egregiously banned from institutions of learning altogether, over the novel's use of the word "nigger." The term "nigger" ranks as one of the most wretched and vile words in the thralls of language. It is beyond the simply profane; it is hurtful and scourging to the psyche in a way that borders on criminal. But it also is found in the work of other literary geniuses such as Joseph Conrad and Charles Dickens. Are we to stricken the word from their literary efforts as well? The word was given its venom from the tongues of our grandfather's grandfathers and remains among us today as a reminder. It reminds of us of how far we have come in race relations, the unity we have formed in the years since The Civil War and where we might fall to if we do not remain vigilant, careful and caring. Vigilant to educate our children about the use, misuse and history of the word "nigger," careful to develop a scholarly tongue and sensitive nature about the word and caring enough not to shy away from the conversation and bold enough to resolve our nation's confrontation with it. Have I made you uncomfortable with my persistent use of the word "nigger" throughout this essay? If so, ask yourself why and let's start there. Regardless, the continued use of one foul word amongst the million in the English language should not prevent students -our children -from appreciating the unabridged version of what is considered by the rationally natured human being, an American classic. Our nation is too strong and has come too far socially to be held back by a single word, a single harsh sentiment, a single fear. By R.J. Young, Oklahoma Daily, U. Oklahoma via UWIRE HEALTH INSURANCE "Students need Health Insurance. Help protect yourself from the rising cost of medical services. You deserve quality health insurance coverage, and it is available for you. We at Chip Williams & Associates will help you acquire that insurance." Chip Williams WE FIND ANSWERS. CHIP WILLIAMS & ASSOCIAT ES A Contracted General Agency For: Independent Insurance Agents BlueCross BlueShield A, d~i .Lil, 373-0775 BDl31. 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theAvenue thursday, january 6, 2011 'LI Yoga students stretch and bend at Ashtanga Yoga of Gainesville during a Tuesday evening class. The exercise, led by yogi Kevin Bogle, includes 90 minutes of constant movements and postures that define the Ashtanga style. WelcOHMinq in the New Year cise as physically challenging as it is calming look A resolution that benefits mind and body no further than a quaint yoga classroom nestled right off campus. But don't get it twisted: This isn't By ALLISON BANKO avenue writer Just as the first second of 2011 kicked off with a certain "JerseyShore" nugget dropping down in a giant MTV ball, it hit you, right after that desperate, sloppysmooch. It's NewYear's resolution time, baby. It's the year for closet-cleaning and working more on savingthe cash flow than slurping it down at Salty Dog. And most importantly, getting those post-holiday bods into shape. Of course, getting fit is no uncommon resolution. And, not surprisingly, within the first couple of days on campus, the gym crowd has exploded, and the number of runners necessary to dodge on the walk to class could be compared to a game of "Frogger." While hundreds of newborn fitness junkies will compete for treadmills at chaotic Southwest, in Gainesville there lie quiet, tranquil workout venues justwaitingfor you to visit. In particular, for an exeryour grandma's yoga class. Ashtanga Yoga of Gainesville offers a practice that serves more than the average ohm (that low humming sound yoga participants make as they meditate and stretch). Kevin Bogle, owner and instructor for 14 years, teaches the Ashtanga style of yoga, which emphasizes a continual movement that flows from possee YOGA, page 10 When: 8 p.m. tonight FOOD: La Tienda Latina on 2204 SW I3th Street FILM: "Tapped" at the Ocala Civic Theater 4337 E Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 TWIT PICK: "There are pictures of Bieber groping Selena Gomez on a boat. Goodbye Cruciatus Curse, I just found a new way to cause physical pain!" @LordVoldemort7 For more avenue scoop, check out http://www.alligator.org/ theavenue IN THIS ISSUE: Pg. 9: Fifth Ave., Gamer Bait Pg. 10: How to cure the post-holiday blues Pg. 11: the A-List Pg. 12: New beer for the new year OWN THIS TOWN: MUSIC: The Adolescents with Lower Class Brats at Common Grounds Price: $10

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thursday, january 6, 2011 *ALLIGATOR, 9 oveFifth Ave.: Fashion Dos and Don'ts in 2011 By DANA BURKE avenue writer Lady Gaga, chew on this: Meat dresses are so last year. All of those opposed to wearing carnage as clothing, say goodbye to the antics of 2010 and hello to a sharper, more stylish 2011. Make better style a top New Year's resolution with the Avenue's list of fashion dos and don'ts. With it, you'll be sure to avoid a fashion faux pas and maybe even end up on 2011's best dressed list. DON'Ts Uggs Perhaps the name of these boots came straight from the fact thatthey are in fact ugg -as in ugly, even more so when they're worn with a pair of sweats or cutoff jeans. Sure, they're warm, but unless it's snowing (fat chance in Florida), opt for a pair of regular boots. Parachute pants Let's face it: The best clothes are those that flatter the figure. Whoever thought it was a good idea to load fabric at the thigh and tailor it at the ankle was obviously misguided. Plus, it's 2011, not 1970. MC Hammer, you can have your pants back. Skin-tight clothes Muffin tops just look bad. Wearing the right size of clothing is key. Not only will well-fitted clothing make the body look better, but it'll be comfier as well. Tights and leggings as pants Sheer clothing was never meant to be worn alone. Yes, early classgoers, we're talking to you. Whether pressed for time or not, set that alarm early enough to slip on a pair of jeans or at least sweat pants. Ed Hardy gear Sometimes high price doesn't translate to high fashion. This stuff may have the price tag of a classy ensemble, but it looks no better than something bought at a trashy 10cent store. With the ability to make guys and girls look like total tools, wearing this tacky-festooned wear is a definite fashion don't. DOS Play with prints There's no better way to spice up an outfit than with a bold print. Make a dud of an ensemble shout with leopard print flats or a floral print top. Just don't go overboard. Unmixed prints in small quantities are a girl's best friend, but those in excess make for a fashion end. Sheer layering Take layering to the next level by pairing lace or chiffon with solid colored tops. When done the right way, this trick can make for a playful, feminine look. Just be sure to avoid the trashy, you-can-totally-see-mybra-through-this look. Accessorize Express fashion individuality by throwing on a few rings, a nice scarf or an edgy purse. Accessories can completely change the tone of an outfit, so don't be afraid to take chances. Mix fabrics Attention, Gators: Despite what the commercials say, cotton may be "the fabric of our lives," but it's not the only one. Mix up your fashion palette by trying fabrics with texture. For example, slip on a knit cardigan instead of hoodie or a pair of polished corduroy pants instead of boring old denim. Socks with heels It may sound silly, but this trend is one of the latest to hit the runway, and it's no surprise why. It's nothing like the obvious fashion no-no of wearing socks with sandals. Ew. Trust us: Soft, comfy socks paired with a pair of edgy, fun heels is one of the most stylish ways to keep your toes warm this winter. Stick with solid colors that match your shoes, and don't be afraid to perk up a neutral, understated outfit with a pair of brightly colored socks. But be warned: Avoid white crew socks at all costs! Gamer Bait: Donkey Kong is back, better than when you were 10 Go bananas for revamped classic By ANDREW WYZAN avenue writer Between the days of soul-crushing finals and the start of a new semester, in that twoweek slice of heaven called "the holidays," I learned to appreciate the finer things in life: sleeping until noon, watching movies on the couch and good, old-fashioned monster stomping. Games in the hardcore "platforming" genre have fallen out of favor in recentyears, as every gamer and his mother is either blowing up heads in "Call of Duty" or doing yoga on the Nintendo Wii Fit. Seeing this trend, Nintendo has descended from the gaming heavens to bring forth "Donkey Kong Country Returns," a true sequel to the classic Super Nintendo series. The game comes courtesy of Retro Studios, the Texas-based developer that similarly modernized Samus Aran in the nearperfect "Metroid Prime." Beautifully rendered in two-and-a-half dimensions reminiscent of the series' groundbreaking visuals at the time, "Donkey Kong Country Returns" will wash every gamer, young and old alike, in nostalgia and fun. The story is, of course, Nintendo's usual flair of simplicity and silliness. Donkey Kong's banana hoard has been stolen once again, and it's up to him and his sidekick Diddy Kong to get the precious plantains back. Sadly, DK's mortal nemesis King K. Rool, everyone's favorite lizard king not named Jim Morrison, is sitting this game out. Instead, a band of anthropomorphic tiki instruments have stolen the hoard and hypnotized the local island population into servingthem. While the story is pretty much ignorable, the game play is where "Donkey Kong Country Returns" shines like a 24-karat diamond. You'll be running, jumping, rolling, punching C y n h i r3A T Cynthia Despres /Alligg and blasting through eight worlds filled with baddies and barrels. A mechanical addition to the series involves switching between the foreground and the background, which opens the many levels to ever further exploration and breathtaking scenery. In one level, the background is illuminated by a sunset, casting a shadow over everything in the foreground, while DK's signature red tie contrasts with the aesthetic. It's gorgeous to behold. However, it's a bad idea to get too caught up in the beauty of the game, as beatingthis one is difficult. Very difficult. Back in DK's heyday it was common for games to be in the highest reaches of the difficulty curve, and it looks like "Donkey Kong Country Returns" is bringing that back. Make no mistake, you will die. A lot. Each level requires perfect timing and precision controls, and the player is given ample lives to continue through the meat grinder. This type of game play is rewarding, as there's no greater feeling in the world than reaching the goal in one of the game's many dreaded mine cart levels. Nintendo should have put a warning label on the box: "May cause broken controllers and gratuitous use of F bombs." In spite of the difficulty, or maybe because of it, "Donkey Kong Country Returns" is one of the best games currently on the Wii, and it's guaranteed to make you feel 10 years old again. It's fun, beautiful and you get fly rocket barrels. What more could a gamer want? Dana Burke/ Alligator Staff Carley Cavanaugh, 19, brings together all of the 2011 "do" looks.

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10, ALLIGATOR thursday, lanuary 6, 2011 How to remedy the dreaded postholiday slump By SHELBY WEBB avenue contributing writer After the stockings have been stowed and the fireworks extinguished, it may be tough to get out of bed in the morning. Sadly, the days of overeating, not working out and sleeping in are gone, only to be replaced by the chaos that is the first week of classes: alarms that seem to go off too early, book-buying and hunting for new classrooms. Here comes the post-holiday funk. Try just one of these remedies, and we're sure your former holiday cheer will be restored. Throw a tacky sweater party. When else will you wear that embarrassing winter wear your aunt gave you? Serve peppermint partyshots: mix 1/2 oz. creme de cacao, 1/2 oz. peppermint schnapps and 1 oz. cream. It's like Christmas in your mouth -but with a kick. Use your Christmas cash to take a trip. Visit a friend at a neighboring school, take a cross-country road trip on a weekend or go to a theme park. Don't think it's not deserved. You dragged your sorry behind back to Gainesville -that's reason enough to reward yourself. Get out of your dorm. Even though New Year's Eve has passed, there's nothing wrong with going out and pretending like it's still here. Anyway, the new year is still fresh. Party hard and ring in 2011 right. Watch Gator basketball. The sport may not get as much hype as football and may not seem as exciting (last season excluded), but a little school spirit can only do the soul good. Bake a pie or sugar cutout cookies with friends. Who says baking and pigging out on sweet treats is only allowed duringthe holidays? Not only will you get scrumptious goodies in the end, you'll also be kicking off the semester in your home away from home-with your extended family. Exercise provides good stretch after workout YOGA, from page 8 ture to posture. In other words, there are no breaks-shattering the stigma that yoga is just "too easy," Bogle said. "For some people, a regular yoga class might be too slow for them or they may feel like they aren't getting anything besides a good stretch," Bogle said. "[Asthanga Yoga] is definitely for people who might not want to sit around and hold postures forever." Bogle's classes feature an hour and a half of postures, focusing on traditional yoga that helps create muscle tone, core strength and flexibility. We decided to get a taste of what Ashtanga was all about, so we went to one of Bogle's 90-minute sessions just for you (happy new year, kids). The studio, which Bogle rents from Unified TrainingCenter off University Avenue, is a cozy room with turquoise walls lined with mirrors and welcoming, white Christmas lights. As students enter they're greeted by the friendly face of Bogle, a cheerful man who sports a short ponytail. The Skinny What is Ashtanga? A traditional yoga practice consisting of constant movement and flowing postures. How will it help with your get-fit resolution? Ashtanga yoga practice results in physical and mental benefits including muscle tone, flexibility, relaxation and core strength. When and Where? Unified Training Center on 809 West University Ave. Monday: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hipmoves Fitness Studio on 708 NW 23rd Ave. Sunday: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. How much? $10 per class Check out http://yoga-gainesville corn for more info "Although it's very physical, it's still a yoga style that emphasizes the breath and the concentration and relaxation," Bogle said of the Ashtanga style. Sure enough, as Bogle said, the exercise included zero breaks. It required constant movement with connecting fluid postures combined with vinyasas, a series including a push-up like movement, followed by upward and downward dog. The postures were so fluid, one could feel them in all parts of the body. Thighs burned. Arms stretched. Abs tightened. KayTappan, a UF graduate in mass communications, has done yoga for about five years and has attended Bogle's classes for about one year. "I like the intensity," she said. "It's relaxing but also a good workout. Since I've started, I feel more relaxed and healthy as a whole." Forsome, like 32-year-old Josh Abramowitz, the class was a first. "Yoga is a way to force me to stretch after I workout," Abramowitz said. "I've done other yoga classes that are not very challenging, but I enjoyed that I broke a sweat duringthis class." After the students rounded out their postures, both standing and sitting, heart rates just minutes before rapidly beating, finally slowed. When the light switch was flipped, darkness flooded the room and the students, eyelids closed and limbs finally stationary, laid on rubber mats and let rest their stretched muscles. Minds cleared and bodies at peace, the students relaxed on the floor as Bogle played soothing music on an instrument akin to a wooden flute. With everyone lying still and the notes flooding out of the soothing woodwind, it seemed just like a scene from "Eat, Pray, Love." When the class was dismissed, all participants felt relaxed, revived and rejuvenated. After all was said and done, it was certain the exercise marked the end to gingerbread bellies and stressful burdens. "You're working out pretty hard," Bogle said of the exercise. "Whatever it is that's bothering you at the time it's like it squeezes it out of you." Matt Tripp / Alligator Staff Yoga student Kay Tappan practices Ashtanga sequences during a class with Asthanga Yoga of Gainesville on Tuesday evening. Eastern 22 39th Ave. Market 222 3rd Ave. Featuring meat, live & frozen N seafood, produce, and Asian dry goods (352) 371 -3086 1349 NW 23rd Ave. 24 Gainesville, FL 441 Ne to Godfathers andDollarGeneral 0 You can reach 50,000 plus Hearts. Advertise in the Valentine's Day Edition of the Alligator on February 14th. 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12, ALLIGATOR thursday, lanuary 6, 2011 New year, new beer: branch out from your usual brew By RICHARD 0. STEHLI avenue contributing writer Welcome home, Gators. How's your champagne hangover treating you? Mine might be gone by the time this prints, but I'm not counting on it. 2011: Just anotheryear, or an opportunity to drink deep of new experiences? Undoubtedly, every day brings a chance to try a new drink, and the possibilities are overwhelming. Even the most avid beer connoisseurs have room to expand their palette. Break out of the light beer rat race. Use alcohol as a means to live and experience, not a medication to help you forget. Here are some tips to get you started on a year of drinking you'll want to remember. Try a New Scene, and a New Beer While You're at It Bored with the club scene? Mix it up! Gainesville now boasts three dedicated beer bars, all within walking distance of each other. If you can afford it, Stubbies Shirt Pub has the most beer in Gainesville, and with a constantly rotating stock, you're always sure to find something new and incredible. The Alcove is always stuffed to the rafters with beer nerds, drawn to a great selection of craft beer and friendly, knowledgeable bartenders. Not a fan of the loud and the crowd? Check out Midnight, with eight tap handles and a quieter, caf6-like atmosphere. Drink Local If you haven't tried Gainesville's first and only craft brewery, now is the perfect time. It's been more than a year since Swamp Head Brewery put out its first pint, and the uninitiated are all out of excuses. Head over to Salty Dog on University Avenue, the first bar with all five Swamp Head standards on tap. Warm yourself this winter with Midnight Oil, a coffeeinfused oatmeal stout sure to keep you buzzing. Watch the Show, Drink the Beer This year on Sunday nights, Discovery will take you around the world in search of the greatest and strangest ingredients to make some of America's most innovative beers. Dogfish Head Brewery founder Sam Calagione sets out on an epic quest to recreate the ancient beers of the world. The best part? Interactivity. Head out to the store and buy the very brew you just saw broken down to the atomic level by one of the most respected names in craft brewing. Get Talking Alcohol is likely to be one of your largest investments in college, both in time and money. Learn about it, and you'll enjoy it a lot more. Head to your local bottle shop and ask questions. Talk to the people buying it next to you. Invite five friends over and tell everybody to bring a six-pack of something new. Do what you have to do, and make your 2011 drinking experiences so fresh they're unforgettable. Try this on for siz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI -Courtney Carver was trying to find ways to simplify her life when she decided to pare down her wardrobe to 33 items to be worn over three months. Once she launched the concept on her blog and Facebook page in October, she realized she wasn't the only one who wanted to dress with less. She says the challenge has done more than just save her money. "What we are finding now is that we had to reduce our expenses and our expectations of what made us happy," she said from her home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Carver, 41, isn't alone. Virginia Smith, Vogue's fashion market director, said more people are making do with less in their closets. "I do think it is a new thought in fashion that is getting out to the more mainstream," she said. But, she said, challenges like Carver's are too severe for most people. "I think when things turned bad a couple of years ago, I think people had to pare down and really consider their purchases," Smith said. "Thinking about what you are purchasing is a good thing." Carver, who is in sales but is also a writer and photographer, said even a few years ago she would walk into a store to buy a couple things and leave having spent hundreds of dollars. "I did it out of habit. I did it because I thought I worked hard and deserved it," she said. The first phase of her Project 333 ends this month. In January, she'll do it for another three months, replacingwhatever is inappropriate forthe season. She included accessories like sunglasses and purses on her list of 33. "It's about using the clothes I have," Carver said. She has also pared down other areas of her life and is now debt-free. Her family has canceled cable, swapped phone service and cut down on possessions. About 440 people on Facebook are participating in her challenge and more than 40 are blogging aboutthe experience, Carver said. She's launching a website early next month and later on will offer seasonal paring-down guides, for a fee, to people who want to follow her clothing diet but need help. Melissa Leventon, a fashion historian atCalifornia College of the Arts, said the idea of having a minimal wardrobe isn't new. About 100 years ago, it wasn't unheard of for a working-class woman to have onlythree dresses and two pairs of shoes that were worn until they couldn't be mended. But she questions whether people can stick with it now. "I think it's very, very hard to sustain it over a long period of time because we have such pressure to consume," she said. e: a clothing diet Blogger Tammy Strobel, 32, has been doing a "100 Thing Challenge" for two years. That number includes books, shoes, clothes and even a helmet. She lives in a 400 square foot apartment with her husband and their two cats in Portland, Ore. The couple started giving away their possessions about three years ago. "We realized, 'Wow, what are we doing chasing after this dream that might not really suit us?"' she said. "I think it's a way to k z zp gour lifa under eontrol. If you're going to go minimalist, Bloch warns, do it with style. I don't think you have to go from eating at the buffet to zating onlg ramezn noodka'." PHILLIP BLOCH new york-based stylist Blogger and author Leo Babuata said he started doing the challenge, too, and got down to 50 things at one point. Babuata and his wife have six children ranging from 4 to 17. They moved to San Francisco in June from Guam and he says he has been paring down his life for years. As far as clothing for his kids, it's only essentials. "It used to be cutting back was a sign of poverty. It was a sacrifice and now we are turning it around to something positive," he said. New York-based stylist Phillip Bloch said others may be looking to uncluttter their wardrobes and cut back on expenses after overspending before the recession. His book, "The Shopping Diet," offers tips to control spending when shopping. "I think it's a way to keep your life under control," he said. If you're going to go minimalist, Bloch warns, do it with style. "I don't think you have to go from eating at the buffet to eating only ramen noodles," he said. Instead of buying a little black dress, make it chocolate or forest green. Don't just buy a plain Tshirt. Get one with a scoop or boat neck and get it in red or navy. Designers like Narciso Rodriguez, Jill Sander, Prada and Calvin Klein have minimalist designs, so sparseness doesn't always come cheap. Even celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly and Tilda Swinton seem to love the look of less. But for those who don't have their wallets, Vogue's Smith said alternatives like J. Crew and Ann Taylor are good. But, she says, putting them together is personal. "That's such an individual thing. The idea of dictatingan idea isn't right," she said. "I don'tthink there one standard formula." The scoop on your New Year's resolutions By LAUREN GOLD avenue writer The only thing more important than what you did on New Year's Eve is what you're going to do in the new year. Sure, it's just a date. But a new year means a fresh start: new friends, new experiences, and, most importantly, new resolutions. Though they may be clich6d and are more often broken than kept, there are a few worth trying. Lucky for you, we've sifted through the duds and picked out the best. Check out our picks for top new year's resolutions. The Best The, Worst

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Classifieds THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/classifieds For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished furnished unfurnished unfurnished a unfurnished $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 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts. www.ApartmentsinGainesville.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 *Ipl4 L 425 POLO S ONLY $41 0/person ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES 3Bedroom/3Bathroom 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-1 0-70-1 2 BLOCKS TO UF-$335/MO 4BR Fully Furn + All Utils. Inc. Call Eric Leightman, University Realty, 219-2879 or CampusWalkUF.com 4-20-70-1 LEXINGTON CROSSING SUBLEASE Move in ANY time, Highly negotiable terms, Friendly roommates, $379/m OR best offer, call/text 813-205-1549 or email ibukreyev@ufl.edu 1-14-10-8-1 Huge Rm,4/2 N.W.Home .3 mi to SFC, 8mi UF. 2 Iv rms, laundry rm, garage, Ig kitchen, porch. Clean + Neat. 325 + 1/4 util. 1st, last, sec dep (negotiable)! 352-283-9905, sarad7821 @yahoo.com 1-18-8-1 1/1 for sublease in a 2 Bedroom Apartment from now until July 2011 Cabana Beach. ALL Utilities(water, cable, electricity, internet) included in rent. Fully furnished.$490 352-2262627 Amy 1-12-5-1 For Rent unfurnished 9 QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN 1 br $350/MO. 372-6881, 213-3901 4-2010-70-2 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 $469 ALL 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 2/1 Townhome w/ w/d for $649 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. $595up. 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 12-7-09-167-2 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 ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds 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 2/11000 sq ft$629 Great Location -Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 4-20-10-70-2 2/2 and 3/3 Townhomes From $360/person! Available NOW and August! 377-2801*cobblestoneuf.com 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. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 One Month Free The Retreat @ Madison Pointe 2 bedroom 2 bathroom w/ Attached Garage W/D, microwave, Private Bathrooms Enormous Screened in Porch 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 HUGE floor plans! 1/1 $599 *2/2.5 townhouse $779* 4/2.5 townhouse $1099*Washer/Dryers* 352-332-7401 www.thegardensuf.com 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 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H20 Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com 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 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! 1 BR $425 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2 Move In Today/January/Fall! 1/1 from $625 1/1 LOFT from $625 2/2 from $669 *3/2 from $779 Pools Cardio Tanning Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 Pets Loved! 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 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 O LO S 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 wvww.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 or3 www.sunisia 4-20-10-70-2 2/2 & 3/3 Roommate Ma Walk In Closets Private Bathrooms Cable w/HBO & Showtim Full size W/D Pet friendly 352-374-3866 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 $525. 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 1-1910-103-2 -h Ed Baur-i Managemnent Inc. CALL TODAY! Homes/Condos/Apartments Close to UF on bus route! www.edbaurmanagement.com 352-375-7104 4-20-10-70-2 $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 4-2010-70-2 2 Months Free! Sundowne Villas Studio *$430 and 1/1 *$457 Located behind Butler Plaza Pet friendly No weight limits! Ph. 377-2596 ww.gremco.com 4-20-10-70-2 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 ww.gremco.com 4-20-1 0-70-2 2 Months Free Sunrise Villas One Bedroom Villa *$428 Near UF and Shand's Pet Friendly No Weight Limits Ph. 372-4835 ww.gremco.com 4-20-10-70-2 First Month Free nd.info Campus Walk Apartments All Inclusive Individual Leases 4 Bedroom Townhomes and flats tching Located on UF campus $350 per bedroom All Inclusive Semester Leases available! e (352) 376-0828 (Rental office at Homestead Apts.) ww.gremco.com 4-20-10-70-2 4-20-10-70-2

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14, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JANUARY 6,2011 For Rent For Rent For Rent Ro tatE unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished 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 1-7-1021-2 $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 x1O 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 BLK to UF Central H & Air, Incids Wtr, Swg, Pest Contr $500/Mo Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 xam 1-7-10-21-2 The Cottages on Market Street 2BR/1 BA apt $500 mo; No Dep, No Fee's UF or SF Full-Time Students Bike to Campus, Walk to Starbucks Tommy 352-339-1965 4-20-10-70-2 _Manogement 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 ist br, w/d, enclosed screened patio, 1 mo free w/year lease, $700/mo OSW 2br, 1.5ba townhouse near shopping, community pool, $600/mo, 1 mo free w/yr lease OMill 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 OMallorca SquareLarge 2br,2.5 ba townhouse convenient to Oaks Mall and UF/hospitals, many extras,$895/mo *Treehouse Village2/2 New Carpet,D/W, W/D incl.,on covered bus line close to downtown, UF/Shands. $595 OBIG 3/3 in SW, Ceramic/Carpet, D/W, W/D includes clubhouse, pool, comp lab, volleyball, tennis, basketball, MUST SEE $900 *Edbaurmanagement.com 352-375-7104* 4-20-10-70-2 Immaculate small efficiency,quiet.Wash/ dry on premises.Wat/Sew incl NS No pets. 1/2m South of UF/Shands.2 bus routes.Avail Dec 27.$399/m 352-262-2871 Owner agent. 1-24-11-14-2 A charming, 3 BR/1.5 BA house. Great Neighborhood. Close to UF. W/D. Available Jan 1. 2 people$800/mo. 3 people -$900/ mo. Mark 352-672-4072 1-10-5-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $799 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 4-20-10-70-1 2BR/1 BA APARTMENT 7129 SW 45th Place. $550/mo No pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 1-20-1110-2 LOW COST MOVE IN! Small 2BR $375/mo. Call 352-372-6881 or 352-213-3901 11-10-2 1-20*FREE PARKING*FREE MONTH*PVT. 1/1 $475 1/1 Mstr b/r,bath-Avail. NOW! 3 b/r house, full kitch. Pvt. entrance. 3 roommates GREAT DEAL and Loc. 772-323-6651 1-14-11-7-2 4br3ba Split plan home in NWGnvII. Fenced back yard, patio and Fire place. Close to UF and Santa Fe. Great for Students or a family. Zoned for Glen Springs, Westwood and GHS. $1050.00 Call KIM 352-222-4030 1-14-11-7-2 2 BR, 1.5 BA, 2 story townhouse, new carpet, tile & cabinets, storage roombalcony, close to UF, Mill Run. $700 month, pet with deposit, 352-284-3237, 352-318-3106. 1-12-11-5-2 lbr/lba duplex minutes away from downtown on bus route. Going for $385/mo. First, last, and deposit to move in. Call 352-8712274 to see. 1-10-11-3-2 3BR/2BA HOUSE ONLY 9 BLOCKS TO UF 909 NW 9th Ave. All wood/tile floors, W/D, fenced large backyard, some off-street parking, great neighborhood, $1200.00 + Sec Dep. 1 year lease. Call Chad 407-230-2423 1-12-11-5-2 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 2-24-11-35-2 SECTION 8 HOUSINGACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD PLasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 2-24-11-35-2 LAKEFRONT 2BR/1BA 2 mi to UF. $750/mo 352-495-2571 1-1211-5-2 U -jlases 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 Sublease a 3bd/2bth at Greenwich Green for only $829/mth. Jan and Feb already paid! Washer/dryer in this quiet end unit that has locked storage outside, includes cable w HBO. On bus route. Begins 1/8/11 to 7/31/11. Please call 352 262 2056 1-7-11-2-3 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 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website. Just go to www.aligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 1st floor, furnished condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF IncI utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. 2 rooms avail immed. $425/mo/rm 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 1-31-10-42-4 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. Convenient to Santa Fe. $395 plus 1/3 utils. 301-305-6206. 1-11-10-15-4 1st month free. Grad student looking for female roommate in fully furnished 4/4 condo at Countryside. $425/month. Short term lease available. Cable/internet, utils, W/D, 2 bus routes. Contact Megan 727-542-8155. 1-21-11-11-4 Large Room in NW Home. $450/mo incl utils & DSL, large closets. No pets. Mature, non-smoker, grad student/professional. Scott 352-335-8209 1-12-11-5-4 Real Estate Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UF For Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 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 4-20-70-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN! THE PALMS -New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879 4-20-70-5 2BR/1.5BA newly renovated townhouse. 6134 SW 8th Lane. You have to see it to appreciate it! Come see it and make an offer. Call 352-281-7411 or 786-537-2963 and make an appointment 1-31-11-17-5 5Furnishings BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-20-10-70-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-20-10-70-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-20-10-70-6 by David L. Hoyt 1 11 6 0 CLUE ACROSS ANSWER 1. Soak up BO BSAR 5. Very skilled P D A E T 6. Important organs L G N U S 7. rating NOTACE CLUE DOWN ANSWER 1. Shocked ADIM EZA 2. Defeat decisively LCHELSA 3. Round room NRUAOTD 4. Hollywood canine ASLIES CLUE: These come in thousands of titles and variations. BONUS Complete the crossword puzzle by looking at the clues and How to play unscrambling the answers. When the puzzle is complete, unscramMe the circled letters to solve the BONUS. ,ouz 16g g Sleo]9 -rpunjo-(j g 9eo -d3 qzevw -([ a2011TribuneMediaservices Inc. outqo-VL esunj-V9 'd9PV-Vg l1s4V-Vb:9'iGMGNV &HoytDesigns. All Rights Reserved Send comments to TMS -435 N. 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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 15 jFurnishings Computers Motorcycles, Mopeds Autos Aut 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. 4-20-70-6 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 4-20-70-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 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 4-20-70-6 **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. 4-20-70-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-20-10-70-6 CASH PAID for Laptops Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops Joel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 4-20-10-70-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-20-10-70-7 M 11 For Sale *@@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. 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No credit check Cash vehicles $1000 and up! 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 92 Eagle Talon $1699 89 Ford Bronco II $1499 97 Pontiac Transport $1499 96 Chevy Blazer $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Cadillac Deville $1999 95 Ford Explorer $1999 98 Ford Expolorer $1999 97 Lincoln Town car $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Landrover Discovery $4999 01 Chevy Silverado $4999 99 Ford F150 $5999 98 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Certified vehicles No credit check Move vehicles $500 & up! 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check, buy here pay here Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans 30 day warranty 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 SCRABBLE is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada. @e2011 Hasbro. Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc. 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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 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at vww.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 4-20-10-70-14 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. 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General subjects (hist. sci. eng) and organization. 2-3 days/w. Fee based on qualifications. 352 466 3255. 1-14-10-7-14 A awesome summer job in Maine! If you're looking to spend this summer outdoors, have fun while you work, and make lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp Mataponi, a children's summer camp, has positions available in Land Sports (lacrosse, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, field hockey), Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, life guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-11-10-26-14 Corks & Colors StudioGainesville's newest paint-it-yourself studio is hiring a part time assistant manager. 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Sports THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.aIligatorSports.org Four-star prospect Gorman joins Gators' recruiting class Safety picks UF over OSU, UM By TOM GREEN Alligator Writer tgreen@alligator org ST. PETERSBURG -The Gators finally got some good news on the recruiting trail. After losing two commitments in the wake of Urban Meyer's resignation, Will Muschamp publically earned his first oral commitment as Florida's head coach Wednesday night, even though he has privately known for a while. Miami Monsignor Pace fourstar safety Jabari Gorman, rated as the No. 10 safety in the class of 2011 by Rivals.com, announced on national television his commitment to Florida when he donned a Gators cap during the first quarter of the Under Armour All-America game. "I just want to be part of a new program," Gorman said. "I want to be something special to a new team." When Meyer stepped down as UF's coach last month, the future of the Gators' 2011 recruiting class was uncertain. It lost commitments from its top two defensive recruits in Plantation High four-star outside linebacker Ryan Shazier (who will enroll at Ohio State this week) and Groveland South Lake High four-star cornerback Nick Waisome (who will enroll at FSU). But less than a week after officially taking the reins at Florida, Muschamp appears to have the class back on track with the commitment of Gorman, who becomes the 16th member and eighth four-star prospect in the Gators' class. UF's 2011 crop of recruits is ranked 15th in the country, according to Rivals.com Gorman picked UF over Ohio State and Miami but said he's known for a while that he would end up at Florida, as has Muschamp. The safety said he knew he wanted to commit to Florida three months ago and spoke to Muschamp shortly after the former Texas defensive coordinator Courtesy of Tim Casey/ Gatorcountry.com Four-star safety Jabari Gorman works out Monday during the third day of practice for the Under Armour All-America game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista. was named the Gators'new coach announced the coach," Gorman Muschamp told the four-star when he went down to Miami to said. "He knew I had something safety that he has abilities that visit Gorman. "I informed him after he got Gator." within me that wanted to be a other players might not have, inSEE RECRUITING, PAGE 19 Florida seeks first victory on the road UF ENTERS A GAME AT season and a possible entrance into t AUBURN WITH A SHOT AT national rankings. The search begins tonight at 7 CRACKING THE TOP 25. tAb A h FP By MATT WATTS Alligator Writer Finals are over and a new semester is under way in Gainesville, but the real test is just beginning for the Gators. Southeastern Conference play opened on Sunday, and Florida picked to finish last in the conference began it with an impressive upset over No. 22 Arkansas. But now, the Gators embark on a two-game road trip looking for their first true road win of the he in d (11-4, 1-0 SEC) will take on the Tigers (8-6, 1-0 SEC), who have recovered (r>'4t1 from a slow start and are fresh off a Women's road victory of their Ba~kt b IIown against rival Basketball Alabama. The Gators are 8-0 in the O'Connell Center this season and 3-0 in games at neutral sites but have dropped all four of their opportunities on an opponent's floor. SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 19 Don't overvalue recruits' ratings ST. PETERSBURG If you're thinking about buying tickets to the Florida-Florida State game in two years, don't. On Thanksgiving weekend 2012, refrain from throwing the Gators and Seminoles on your TV. There will be better ways to spend that break. And you already know the sad truth anyway: The team out West is better. Florida State has the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation, according to Rivals.com. Florida has the No. 15 class. If there was any doubt that the future would be painted Garnet and Gold, FSU oral commit Karlos Williams picked off a pass from Florida quarterback/ savior of the future Jeff Driskel and returned the ball 47 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter of the Under Armour All-America game Wednesday. Actually, I don't know what will happen in two seasons, don't know if Florida State's dream class will pan out, don't even know if the Seminoles of the future will step foot on campus. Alligator recruiting writer Tom Green will have additional coverage of the Under Armour All-America game, including a blog on four-star quarterback commit Jeff Driskel. Check out alligatorSports.org for more. Tyler Jett The Jett Stream tjett@a ligator org Twitter @iam tyler They could fail to qualify academically or get in legal trouble -let's just say stuff like that has happened before. And don't worry, Driskel bounced back fine from that picksix, breaking a 63yard touchdown run the next time he stepped on the field. He also had a potential 50-yard touchdown pass dropped at the 5-yard line. Driskel finished the game with six carries, 80 yards and a touchdown, plus two completions on eight attempts for 18 yards and an INT, while Team Click-Clack (yup, that's a thing) beat Team Micro G 24-22. But, ladies, just like you should not worry about FSU's recruiting rankings just yet, you should also keep your Driskel love in your pants until he steps on Florida Field SEE TYLER, PAGE 19 Today's question: How would you compare Florida's new football coaching staff to last year's? E l won't say the coaches were too into the Under Armour game, but Mike Ditka called a timeout to ice the kicker in a game that was at its most interesting when cameras cut to the gigantic couch behind the sideline. .UF QB commit Jeff Driskel had a TD pass dropped by wide-open Oregon commit Devon Blackmon. Just a glimpse into his future of throwing to Deonte Thompson.

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18, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JANUARY 6,2011 2007 Recruiting Ranking: 2010 Passer Efficiency: 2010 Passing Yards: Passing T0s/INTs: No.3 pro-orylo No.31 pm-otylo No. 3 pro-slyle quarterback 116.36 2,061 yards 9 TDs/10 INTs Name, John Brantley, Team: Florida No. 31 pro-slyle quarterback 102.6 3,845 yards 35 TDs/6 INTs Kellen Moore, Boise State 2007 Recruiting Ranking: No. I offensive guard No. 16 offensive guard 44 li Name, Team: James Wilson, Florida Mike Pouncey, Florida THE RECRUITING GUESSING GAME No. 18 cornerback in 108 tackles, 5 INTs (2010) Ahmad Black, Florida 2007 class No. I safety, 2007 13 tackles, I INT (career) Jerimy Finch, Indiana No.0 ronring No. 9 running back 643 54 3 Emmanuel Moody, Florida 2006 No.10 running Recruiting back Ranking: 2009-10 Rushing 1,726 Yards: 2009-10 Receiving 505 Yards: 2009-10 17 Total T0e: Knowshon Moreno, Name, Denver Broncos Team: Alexander Silva / Alligator Staff we dol'ee ae gg -0 0 Oki. e 00 j~" 35%-45% cheaper 50% cheaper than online stores than bookstores on average* on averagert 9 r vs av owes Pri f a onnestore. BW82 LARGE SELECTION OF NEW & USED TEXTBOOKS! LOW PRICES! TAKE AN ADDITIONAL $5 OFF* WHEN YOU p phatcampuscom aI Terms and conditions. 'Just enter coupon code Save5 at checkout. Offer expires 1/31/2011. Order total, excluding shipping charges and taxes, must be $30 or greater, This offer is valid only for a one-time purchase and cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount. Offer revocable without notice.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6,2011 U ALLIGATOR, 19 AU's defense poses problems for UF WHOOPS, from page 17 Florida lost 74-73 in the Women's National Invitation Tournament semifinals against DePaul and 56-50 at Brown in the Brown Bear Classic. It was also outplayed in a 69-54 loss at Hampton and dropped another close one 74-72 in Tallahassee against the No. 25 Seminoles. "Those games have made us grow," junior center Azania Stewart said. "The young (players) have games under them. It's really progressed us now into SEC play, where every game is important." Stewart, who leads the team in rebounds and is second in blocks, is in her third season and knows all about the tumultuous atmosphere of away games in the SEC. "Playing on the road is really tough," Stewart said. "They're going to go on runs; the crowd is going to get behind them. But to be able to answer and come back is really important and a big step for us." After a slow start, the Tigers have amassed a four-game winning streak, including a 6655 defeat of rival Alabama. But AU will face a tough matchup against Florida's speed and depth. Coach Amanda Butler drew comparisons to her own squad when analyzing the Tigers, complimenting Auburn's ability to protect the ball and drive opponents to mistakes. Auburn forces an average of 19.7 turnovers and nearly 10 steals per game and is led by the senior combo of guard Alli Smalley (12.6 ppg) and forward Jordan Greenleaf (9.6 ppg). The Gators have allowed games to slip away in the closing minutes and will be tested by a scrappy Auburn team trying to secure a victory in the inaugural SEC game played in its new arena. Therefore, making the most of every opportunity has been a sticking point for Butler in preparation for the road trip. "We're going to talk about how important it is that we can't accept missing one free throw, one layup or one easy play," Butler said. "We can't leave easy points on the floor." Additionally, Stewart said her experience in conference away games has taught her that you must be able to rely on your teammates if things aren't going well. "Our togetherness is probably the most important and the strongest thing we need going into a road game," Stewart said. "You have to generate your own energy. It's you against them." UF junior center Azania Stewart, who leads the team in rebounds and is second in blocks, said conference road games will be a new challenge for this year's squad. TYLER, from page 17 for the first time. I'm not the only person who is unsure about Driskel's future. You also don't know what will happen. For that matter, neither do those recruiting analysts for ESPN and Rivals.com and whatever other website you subscribe to. And, gulp, even coaches slip every now and then. "I was incorrect for a while. I used to look at measurables before anything else," Urban Meyer said after the Outback Bowl, when 5-foot-9 Ahmad Black took home MVP honors and clinched his place atop the alligatorsSports Swamp Studs standings. "I used to look at the 40-yard dash," Meyer continued. "I still do, but there are other areas I look at just as strong, if not stronger." Of course, you can't blame Meyer for zeroing in on the "measurables" -vertical leap, bench press reps, cone drill stats. Assessing a player's transition from high school to college is tough. Look at Driskel's highlight tape on YouTube and you will see him outrun a lot of Oompa Loompas. That's the case for most players from Wednesday's game. From the 2007-09 recruiting classes, the Gators snagged 11 five-star prospects, all of whom looked fantastic against typical high school competition. But of those players, two have been plagued by injuries, three were kicked off or transferred and four have simply failed to live up to their potential. The two exceptions are Carlos Dunlap and Jelani Jenkins, who finished second on the team in tackles this season as a redshirt freshman. But remember when Will Hill was the next Sean Taylor? Cam Newton the next Tim Tebow? (Oh, wait.) It's not exactly original to say recruits are ranked inaccurately. And, to be fair, looking at the top recruiting classes is a good indicator of future success. But just be patient. That Thanksgiving road trip to Tally is still in play. Muschamp's enthusiasm helps sway 2011 recruit into commitment RECRUITING, from page 17 cluding great instincts -something that can't be taught. Because of those intangibles, Gorman hopes to compete for a starting position at Florida when he enrolls in the summer. "I'm a player. I'm going to make plays," Gorman said. "That's the good thing about being a good athlete there's always a good opportunity to come in early and play." Beyond the opportunity to come in and compete for playing time as a freshman, Gorman said he liked Muschamp's enthusiasm as well as Florida's reputation for having a speedy defense. When the teams were practicing at -e i g ESPN's Wide World of Sports earlier this Recruiting week, UF early enrollees Jeff Driskel, a four-star quarterback from Oviedo Hagerty High and the nation's top-rated passer, and A.C. Leonard, a four-star tight end from Jacksonville University Christian High, said they were both recruiting Gorman to join them in Gainesville. Leonard even tried to get Gorman to do a Gator chomp after practice on Monday. But Gorman didn't tip his hand to his future teammates. "A lot of these guys, they kind of had a feeling," he said. "But they didn't know until [Wednesday]." Oral commitments are non-binding until a national letter of intent is signed on or after National Signing Day on Feb. 2. 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We Inform. You Decide. VOLUME 105 ISSUE 2 THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Todayvisit www.alligator.org Four-star safety Jabari Gorman orally committed to Florida during Wednesday night’s Under Armour All-America game, making up for UF’s recent recruiting losses. See Story, Page 17.COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Job prospects are rolling in for a homeless Ohio man with a golden radio voice who has quickly become an online sensation. Video of Ted Williams posted this week on The Columbus Dispatch’s website has commanded millions of views. In the clip, Williams stands near a Columbus highway ramp demonstrating his smooth, deep speaking voice. He holds a sign that asks motorists for help and says, “I’m an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times.” Williams, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native says he had trouble with drugs and alcohol and is now two years sober. Columbus radio station WNCI invited him to its studios and says ESPN and MTV have expressed interest. Williams has received a $10,000 offer for voice-over work, and a Pennsylvania radio station wants him, too.Homeless Ohio man’s radio voice makes him an Internet star Partly cloudy 62/37FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 17 page 8 Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffJuggling in the RainSanta Fe student Graham Smith, 24, juggles, walks and drinks coffee in the rain as he heads home along West University Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Smith, who has been juggling for two-and-a-half months, practices whenever he has the opportunity. “If I’m walk ing, I might as well be juggling too.” By ALEXANDER KLAUSNERAlligator Staff Writer An ongoing investigation of the death of a UF student is expected to be ruled a homicide, according to the Alachua County body of Saleha Huuda, 21, after off of County Road 225, a halfmile north of Gainesville Raceway, on Dec. 30. passing motorist at about 2:40 a.m. Following the discovery, Alachua County sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene, and have since been investigating Huuda’s death as a homicide. it as a suspicious death and we anticipate the medical examiner will make that determination,” said Art Forgey, public informaThere is no estimate as to the analysis, but Forgey said the cause of death would “probably be ruled a murder.” Police have no suspects. The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are trying to determine how the and how Huuda ended up at that location. “It’s safe didn’t start there on its own,” Forgey said. The question, he added, is with different intent, like trying to cover up a crime.Police investigate death of studentBy HANNAH WINSTONAlligator Writer pect to receive a full-body scan on your way out. But don’t worry, only the computer will see what is underneath your clothes. Gainesville Regional Airport is in the process of getting a full-body scanner along with other airports across the nation. The model the airport plans to use would transform the controversial image process into that of a cartoon-like por trait. The backscatter scanner takes a full-body image through low-wave radiation rays but only the computer sees the imAirport to get body scanner LOCAL LOWE WAS INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE BY THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY.By C.J. PRUNERAlligator Staff Writer As President Barack Obama made his way around the room of dignitaries, guests and other Washington movers and shakers at a White House reception in December, Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe had no idea what the commander in chief would say. Would he offer a piece of political advice, tell a joke or maybe even let the mayor in on some els of the Pentagon? When the time came to shake hands, the president instead offered Lowe an apology. It wasn’t the type of “apology” conservative cable news commentators pounce on nor the one GOP presidential hopefuls write books on. This one was legitimately out of the president’s control. “I’m sorry you had to travel all the way up here for this weather,” the president told Lowe in reference to the frosty D.C. atmosphere. “Actually, Mr. President,” Lowe replied, “it’s pretty cold in Florida, too.” The brief exchange was part of a one-day trip Lowe made to the nation’s capital last month at the invitation of the president and the First Lady. Lowe said he paid for the trip, not taxpayers. “It’s always exciting to go to the nation’s capital,” Lowe said. The mayor’s brief conversation with the president touched on other topics besides weather forecasts. He congratulated Lowe on his handling of the planned Dove World Outreach Center Quran burning, which got national headlines last fall but was scrapped amid public pressure and criticism, including pressure from the president. For Lowe, the encounter served as a refreshing reassurance of the work his administration has done in the past year. “It was heartening to know that the president knew about Gainesville and to know that we’re a place on the map for the administration,” he said.Mayor meets President ObamaHuuda SEE HOMICIDE, PA GE 4 SEE SCANNER, PA GE 3 “It’s always exciting to go to the nation’s capital.”Craig Lowe Gainesville mayor Ne ws Local

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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 105 ISSUE 2 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHAT’S HAPPENING Dance Marathon registration Wednesday to Jan. 27 Still in search for a New Year’s Resolution? Why not register to dance for Dance Marathon 2011. Dance Marathon spring registration is now welcoming individual dancers. Dancers do not need to be registered through or part of an organization to par ticipate in this wonderful event. Visit Dance Marathon’s website at www.floridadm.org to register or for more information. Free Improv Comedy Friday 9 p.m. Orange & Brew Enjoy a free night of improv similar to “Whose Line is Anyway?”. Your suggestions will create a customized brandnew show, never to be per formed ever again! Bring some friends or a date and enjoy the show. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an e-mail with “What’s Happening” in the subject line robbery. She called authorities and told them her husband was the robber. That’s when 45-yearple’s apartment. CORRECTION A story in Wednesday’s Alligator incorrectly reported the URL of the older version of UF Webmail. It should have read: legacy.webmail.ufl.edu. to ebehrman@alligator.org. Please model your submissions after above events. STATEFla. suspect’s wife sees photo on TV, calls police BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities south of Tampa say a man confessed to robbing a bank after his wife saw a sur veillance photo on the evening news and alerted them. A camera got a clear shot of the man with a pony tail and scruffy beard robbing the First Bank in Bradenton on Tuesday. But Manatee County Sheriff’s evening when Afra Sandifar saw a news report about the PARTLY CLOUDY 62/37 SUNNY 64/39 SUNNY 65/38 PARTLY CLOUDY 66/46 RAIN 69/42 SUNDAY MONDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY

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By MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Writer The burn ban prohibiting open burning and the use of ALLIGATORThe TSA will cover the cost of the scanner SCANNER, from page 1 Public Safety With rain in the forecast, county lifts burn banAP PhotoA passenger is scanned as she prepares to travel at Miami International Airport on Dec. 23.

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By ALEX ORLANDOAlligator Writer When Otis Britt announced via Facebook that his restaurant would close at the end of the month, he expected the lamenting wall posts. He expected the 46 comments that piled onto his page, such as “This sucks!! Seriously, the worst thing ever.” But he didn’t expect the solitary “like” that popped up shortly after his announcement. That “like” came from his 18-year-old son, Keary Britt. After four-and-a-half years of 70-hour weeks, working 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. shifts every day, Britt said his son and 9-year-old daughter would be glad to have some free time with their par ents. And since seeing business drop from 200 customers a week to 110, losing $30,000 this year and having to sell his brand-new Nissan Altima for money to put into the restaurant, Britt said he’s glad to be home, too. But in 2007, he remembers, he couldn’t be more excited to open his own business. After managing a Perkins for 16 years, Britt and his wife, then a real estate agent, bought the plate-glass-windowed shop at 1023 W University Ave. A wheelchair ramp and three stairs lead the way up the splitit look like an altar to fast-food innovation. 14 hot dogs. After enough requests for French fries, they got those, too. Now, the menu boasts about 75 different burgers, hot dogs, fries and sandwiches. The menu includes such items as the Heart Attack Dawg, a hot dog wrapped in bacon, deep fried and topped with cheese sauce and fried onions; the Colombia Dawg, which sports mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, onion, bacon, cheese, pineapple and potato chips; and the self-explanatory Peanut Butter Burger. He said the hardest-to-make item is the Bull Dawg, a 3-pound pile of chili cheese fries, fried bell peppers and bacon; somewhere under which is a hamburger wrapped in a hot dog; all a shovel. Britt’s logic: “Yeah, let’s take a burger and put it in a hot dog and just put god-awful stuff on it.” Colin and Dana McLeod have been eating Gator Dawgs once a month since they decided to stop in after driving by two years ago. Colin, a 24-year-old grad student, usually gets the Bacon, Egg and Cheese Dawg. Dana gets the Chicago Dawg, topped with yellow mustard, onion, relish, tomato, dill pickle, hot pepper and celery salt. They sat with their friends Wednesday night laughing and watching football. Between them sat two tables, six hot dogs, three bottles of hot sauce, three bottles of water and a bottle of ketchup. Asked what they would do when Gator Dawgs closes in a month, the group paused for a moment before the silence was broken by Dana McLeod. “You know, there is no place in Gainesville like this if you think about it,” she said. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011Alex Orlando / AlligatorOtis Britt, owner of Gator Dawgs on West University Avenue, waits behind the counter for the next order. Britt said he will have to close per LOCAL BUSINESSGator Dawgs is latest casualty of poor economyBy MINA RADMANAlligator Staff Writer At a time when students and faculty make the most use of ISIS, a technological setback crashed the system Wednesday morning. At approximately 9:30 a.m., the Shibboleth Authentication System, which runs Webmail, ISIS and Sakai, crashed, “I freaked out a little this morning because I needed to know where my classes were,” said freshman Rachel Edwards. “But then I found that the schedule of classes lists the teachers, so it worked out for me.” According to UF spokesman Steve Orlando, the crash occurred because of multiple incidents. 15,000 student records to ISIS and restart the online payment system, students logged on to drop and add classes, leading to a heavy load of users that the system could not handle. Students were warned of possible problems Tuesday through the computer help desk alerts system. The beginning of the term, from Jan. 3 to Jan. 11, is considered the busiest time of year for the servers, as usage hits near capacity. the system, making it more robust so things like this don’t happen,” Orlando said. “[Information Technology] folks are continuously looking for ways to improve the system and make it function better.” The system came back after 45 minutes. A subsequent outage occurred at 2 p.m. and was resolved 10 minutes later. On Campu s Huuda was a member of the UF Competitive Cheerleading squadHuuda’s car was found elsewhere, in the 1500 block of SW 42nd Street, he said. Huuda lived at The District on 62nd apartment complex, located at 1000 SW 62nd Blvd. Authorities are forensically analyzing her vehicle, a 2001 silver Nissan Sentra, a break in the case. “The car was obviously a key piece of evidence,” Forgey said. “It was not where she lived; it was not where she was found. The car got there some way, and she got to where she was some way.” tossed in the air, on the UF Competitive Cheerleading squad. Amanda Barton, president of the squad, said she remembered Huuda as being someone who was always upbeat and sociable. “She just always had a big smile on her face,” she said. Authorities are still trying to assemble a timeline of events that led up to the crime, and those with information are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP or 955-1818. A candlelight vigil for Huuda will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Reitz Union Amphitheater. HOMICIDE, from page 1 Ne ws Local ISIS, Webmail were down for 45 minutes

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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 THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011Opinions Reader response Vote or post a message at www.alligator.orgALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinionEditorial 26 TOTAL VOTES42% YES 58% NOWednesday’s question: Have you resolution? Today’s question: Should the Power ShiftRepublicans should tread carefully in new roleAfter years of performance that could be best described as wildly inconsistent and at worst can be compared to a Big Ten team in a bowl game, the Democrats relinquished control of the House Wednesday in an episode that spliced together the ceremonious with the awkward. While the move comes at no shock given the consider able conservative backlash that has swept across the country since the last general election, it should cause Americans from both sides of the political landscape to pause and recongressmen walking up the steps of Capitol Hill waving the banner of deregulation and “freedom of choice” should serve as a warning shot across the bow for what will prove to be a bitter battle in November 2012. Republicans, on the other hand, should not see their victhe American people. While many Republican lawmakers described their electoral victories as “the American people “American voice” that called for their heads only two years prior, a fervor fueled by a heavy intoxication of anti-Bush sentiment. We ask Republicans in Washington not to use this newly packed-on muscle to constantly swing the hammer at Demoter and Reagan. While the right-wing may try to relive the glory days of 1776, 1946 and 1981, we caution them to remember 1995, when a former history professor from the state “overbearing” Democratic executive, only to have his Aces cracked in the federal government shutdown. Sometimes, the House doesn’t always win.Guest columnSome college mascots fail to intimidateAhthe college mascot. America, exciting crowds with their amusing antics and T-shirt guns. What would a college sports game be without a color They inspire apparel, cheers, and team spirit for college football fans nationwide while instilling awe and fear in the opposing team. must take to maintain school spirit. Sooners are extremely threatening, so it is with much resuck. Seriously, out of all of the fang-baring, biting and poisonous creatures out there, could you not pick something others. Smack talk from the University of Texas’s Bevo the Longhorn is certainly more intimidating than that from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Herbie Husker. Schools with nonthreatening mascots are at a much lower level of ferocity when it comes to intimidating foes, and the burden of defending their school’s name falls upon the students. cannot help but assume it’s a bit of a damper on school convince us otherwise. Now, in the spirit of thwarting mascots, it is necessary to introduce perhaps college’s worst mascot of all time. Everybody please rise to your Yep, that’s right. their symbol of power and, well, it’s a fruit. A fruit has no threatening, admirable or even amusing qualities. An honorable mention to you, Syracuse, for bearing the bur den of such a less-thanmenacing mascot. perhaps the school’s foundation is left scratching its head as years elapse and the hilarity wears off. devalue an academically or athletically sound school (Yes, much pride is knocked with a less -than-intimidating mascot. All that really matters is that a university bands together behind a symbol, and through it they unite and assemble school pride. University really feels about their prized nut, Brutus Buckeye, or how proud the University of California, Santa Cruz really is of Sammy the Banana Slug. for now the lucky schools with daunting mascots (ahem, try so hard, yet fall so short. Censory overloadSo much for great American novels being sacred. Auburn University proed to remove the “N-word” from Mark Twain’s Huckwith “slaves.” That’s 219 times he’s vandalizing a time capsule. We’re not excusing the use of the word in our society; it’s a relic of the past. But while we’d like to forget the word and the racism it’s associated with, we can’t. Students should know about the blemishes even a country as great as ours has. The 125-year-old novel shows how far America has come, borne on the backs of generations of people. And that’s probably what Twain hoped. He wrote the novel as a satire of antebellum Southern attitudes, using his char acter Jim to humanize the victims of slavery. Twain wanted the reader to feel discomfort because, as human beings, we squirm The book faced critique about its treatment of race through the years — enough criticism to keep many English teachers from touching on the book in class. students will only see 219 of Twain’s thousands of words. Rewording a classic because we feel uncomfortable with it is like draping Michelangelo’s David with bed sheets — it’s exchanging artistic vision for political correctness.Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres OPINIONS EDITORLaura EllermeyerSpeaking Out

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 NewSouth Books, a publishing company in Montgomery, Ala., has announced its plan to release a new edition of Mark Twain’s universally recognized and brilliant novel “Huckleberry Finn” sans the words “nigger” and “injun.” This censored edition by NewSouth will replace the word “nigger” with “slave.” The word “nigger” appears in the “Huckleberry Finn” Twain’s tour de force will be a modest 7,500 copies, according to NewSouth. And although this is a small amount of printings, the message being sent to 21st century Amer ican youth is large and cannot be further from wrong or it was published and the American sentiment about the relationship between black and white people in pre-Civil War America — when African-Americans were still not considered citizens at all, but property and chattel. Twain knew who he was writing for and what he was writing about having spent his formative years in former slave state of Missouri and worked as a newspaperman in his adult life. He was well acquainted with plantation life, slave life and the English vernacular of African-Americans in Missouri. He demonstrates this with an explanatory paragraph that is present at the beginning of “Huckleberry Finn.” The explanatory paragraph by Twain states, “In this book a number of dialects are used, to wit: the Missouri negro dialect; the extremist form of the backwoods SouthWestern dialect; the ordinary “Pike County” dialect and “The shadings have not been done in a hap-hazard fashion, or by guess-work; but pains-takingly, and with the trustworthy guidance and support of personal familiarity with these several forms of speech. I make this explanation for the reason that without it many readers would suppose that all these characters were trying to talk alike and not succeeding.” Knowing his genius would be seen as lowbrow bigotry in printed form Twain had the foresight to make his intentions known even in a time when the most cosmopolitan and politically progressive American was likely to over look his persistent use of the word “nigger.” “Huckleberry Finn” was written to combat the racist and bigoted attitudes of Americans — both black and white — during Reconstruction. This is a seminal moment in our nation’s history. In his novel Twain wrote about the growing friendship, loyalty and brotherhood between a black man and white child; a concept nearly 100 years ahead of its time. Until 1954 the United States made laws that prohibited even black and white children in the same classroom together, let alone an adult and child. The relationship formed between the novel’s protagonist and namesake, Huck Finn and the slave he rescues and befriends, Jim, has shades of a father-son and brother-brother connection that is indicative of the strong bonds between family and the strength of human affection regardless of the melanin — or lack thereof — in a person’s skin. These are the ideas Twain struggles to convey to a public that largely believes otherwise in a time period when it is en vogue to belittle and degrade black people. Many scholars of American literature, history and culture have called this book what it is: a master piece of the highest order and one worthy of the privilege of being taught in our high schools and universities. Ernest Hemingway called “Huckleberry Finn” the “source of all American literature.” T.S. Eliot called it “a masterpiece.” George C. Carrington Jr. wrote that it “is generally acknowledged as one of the three authentic masterpieces Dick” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.” Twain gave himself a back-handed compliment when he said of his novel it is “a book people praise and don’t read.” Perhaps Twain knew the fate of his novel nearly a century in advance. Surely, some prefer not to be reminded of what the social climate of the United States was like in 1884 when fought a war with itself over — among other things — the freedom and independence of black Americans in our country. But that does not change the past we come from, the future we seek or the present we make. “Huckleberry Finn” has consistently appeared on the United States most challenged and challenging book lists, has been relegated to optional reading lists in high schools and universities or egregiously banned from institutions of learning altogether, over the novel’s use of the word “nigger.” The term “nigger” ranks as one of the most wretched and vile words in the thralls of language. It is beyond the simply profane; it is hurtful and scourging to the psyche in a way that borders on criminal. But it also is found in the work of other literary geniuses such as Joseph Conrad and Charles Dickens. Are we to stricken the word from their literary efforts as well? The word was given its venom from the tongues of our grandfather’s grandfathers and remains among us today as a reminder. It reminds of us of how far we have come in race relations, the unity we have formed in the years since The Civil War and where we might fall to if we do not remain vigilant, careful and caring. Vigilant to educate our children about the use, misuse and history of the word “nigger,” careful to develop a scholarly tongue and sensitive nature about the word and caring enough not to shy away from the conversation and bold enough to resolve our nation’s confrontation with it. Have I made you uncomfortable with my persistent use of the word “nigger” throughout this essay? If so, ask yourself why and let’s start there. Regardless, the continued use of one foul word amongst the million in the English language should not prevent students — our children — from appreciating the unabridged version of what is considered by the rationally natured human being, an American classic. Our nation is too strong and has come too far socially to be held back by a single word, a single harsh sentiment, a single fear. By R.J. Young, Oklahoma Daily, U. Oklahoma via UWIRE‘Huckleberry Finn’ should lead to discourse, not censorshipUWireR.J. YoungUWire

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theAvenue thursday, january 6, 2011 “There are pictures of Bieber groping Selena Gomez on a boat. Goodbye Cruciatus Curse, I just found a new way to cause physical pain!”@Lord_Voldemort7 MUSIC: The Adolescents with Lower Class Brats at Common Grounds Price: $10 When: 8 p.m. tonight FOOD: La Tienda Latina on 2204 SW13th Street FILM: “Tapped” at the Ocala Civic Theater 4337 E Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 OWN THIS TOWN:Pg. 9: Fifth Ave., Gamer Bait Pg. 10: How to cure the post-holiday blues Pg. 11: the A-List Pg. 12: New beer for the new year IN THIS ISSUE: ONLINE: For more avenue scoop, check out http://www.alligator.org/ the_avenue Matt Tripp / Alligator Staff Yoga students stretch and bend at Ashtanga Yoga of Gainesville during a Tuesday evening class. The exercise, led by yogi Kevin WelcOHMing in the New Year By ALLISON BANKO avenue writer see YOGA, page 10 TWIT PICK:

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By ANDREW WYZAN avenue writer and the start of a new semester, in that twoweek slice of heaven called “the holidays,” life: sleeping until noon, watching movies on the couch and good, old-fashioned monster stomping. Games in the hardcore “platforming” genre have fallen out of favor in recent years, as every gamer and his mother is either blowing up heads in “Call of Duty” or doing yoga on the Nintendo Wii Fit. Seeing this trend, Nintendo has descended from the gaming heavens to bring forth “Donkey Kong Country Returns,” a true sequel to the classic Super Nintendo series. The game comes courtesy of Retro Studios, the Texas-based developer that similarly modernized Samus Aran in the nearperfect “Metroid Prime.” Beautifully rendered in two-and-a-half dimensions reminiscent of the series’ groundbreaking visuals at the time, “Donkey Kong Country Returns” will wash every gamer, young and old alike, in nostalgia and fun. The story is, of course, Nintendo’s usual banana hoard has been stolen once again, and it’s up to him and his sidekick Diddy Kong to get the precious plantains back. Sadly, DK’s mortal nemesis King K. Rool, everyone’s favorite lizard king not named Jim Morrison, is sitting this game out. Instead, a band of anthropomorphic tiki instruments have stolen the hoard and hypnotized the local island population into serving them. While the story is pretty much ignorable, the game play is where “Donkey Kong Country Returns” shines like a 24-karat diamond. You’ll be running, jumping, rolling, punching baddies and barrels. A mechanical addition to the series involves switching between the foreground and the background, which opens the many levels to ever further exploration and breathtaking scenery. In one level, the background is illuminated by a sunset, casting a shadow over everything in the foreground, while DK’s signature red tie contrasts with the aesthetic. It’s gorgeous to behold. However, it’s a bad idea to get too caught up in the beauty of the game, as beating this heyday it was common for games to be in the it looks like “Donkey Kong Country Returns” is bringing that back. Make no mistake, you will die. A lot. Each level requires perfect timing and precision controls, and the player is given ample lives to continue through the meat grinder. This type of game play is rewarding, as there’s no greater feeling in the world than reaching the goal in one of the game’s many dreaded mine cart levels. Nintendo should have put a warning label on the box: “May cause broken controllers and gratuitous use of F bombs.” of it, “Donkey Kong Country Returns” is one of the best games currently on the Wii, and it’s guaranteed to make you feel 10 years old et barrels. What more could a gamer want? thursday, january 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 5th ave Fifth Ave.: Fashion Dos and Don’ts in 2011 By DANA BURKE avenue writer Lady Gaga, chew on this: Meat dresses are so last year. All of those opposed to wearing carnage as clothing, say goodbye to the antics of 2010 and hello to a sharper, more stylish 2011. Make better style a top New Year’s resolution with the Avenue’s list of fashion dos and don’ts. With it, you’ll be sure to avoid a fashion faux pas and maybe even end up on 2011’s best dressed list. DON’Ts Uggs Perhaps the name of these boots came straight from the fact that they are in fact ugg – as in ugly, even more so when they’re worn with a pair of sweats or cutoff jeans. Sure, they’re warm, but unless it’s snowing (fat chance in Florida), opt for a pair of regular boots. Parachute pants Let’s face it: The best clothes are er thought it was a good idea to load fabric at the thigh and tailor it at the ankle was obviously misguided. Plus, it’s 2011, not 1970. MC Hammer, you can have your pants back. Skin-tight clothes ing the right size of clothing is key. the body look better, but it’ll be comTights and leggings as pants Sheer clothing was never meant to be worn alone. Yes, early classgoers, we’re talking to you. Whether pressed for time or not, set that alarm early enough to slip on a pair of jeans or at least sweat pants. Ed Hardy gear Sometimes high price doesn’t translate to high fashion. This stuff may have the price tag of a classy ensemble, but it looks no better than something bought at a trashy 10cent store. With the ability to make guys and girls look like total tools, wearing this tacky-festooned wear is DOSPlay with prints There’s no better way to spice Make a dud of an ensemble shout print top. Just don’t go overboard. Unmixed prints in small quantities are a girl’s best friend, but those in excess make for a fashion end. Sheer layering Take layering to the next level by pairing lace or chiffon with solid colored tops. When done the right way, this trick can make for a playful, feminine look. Just be sure to avoid the trashy, you-can-totally-see-mybra-through-this look. Accessorize Express fashion individuality by throwing on a few rings, a nice scarf or an edgy purse. Accessories can completely change the tone of an chances. Mix fabrics Attention, Gators: Despite what the commercials say, cotton may be “the fabric of our lives,” but it’s not the only one. Mix up your fashion palette by trying fabrics with texture. For example, slip on a knit cardigan instead of hoodie or a pair of polished corduroy pants instead of boring old denim. Socks with heels It may sound silly, but this trend is one of the latest to hit the runway, and it’s no surprise why. It’s nothing like the obvious fashion no-no of wearing socks with sandals. Ew. Trust us: Soft, comfy socks paired with a pair of edgy, fun heels is one of the most stylish ways to keep your toes warm this winter. Stick with solid colors that match your shoes, and don’t be afraid to perk up a neutral, undercolored socks. But be warned: Avoid white crew socks at all costs! Dana Burke / Alligator StaffCarley Cavanaugh, 19, brings together all of the 2011 “do” looks. Gamer Bait: Donkey Kong is back, better than when you were 10 Go bananas for revamped classicCynthia Despres / Alligator Staff

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10, ALLIGATOR thursday, january 6, 2011 By SHELBY WEBB avenue contributing writer works extinguished, it may be tough to get out of bed in the morning. Sadly, the days of overeating, not work ing out and sleeping in are gone, only to be replaced that seem to go off too early, book-buying and hunting for new classrooms. Here comes the post-holiday funk. Try just one of these remedies, and we’re sure your former holiday cheer will be restored. Throw a tacky sweater party. When else will you wear that embarrassing winter wear your aunt gave cream. It’s like Christmas in your mouth – but with a kick. Use your Christmas cash to take a trip. Visit a friend at a neighboring school, take a cross-country road trip on a weekend or go to a theme park. Don’t think it’s not deserved. You dragged your sorry behind back to Gainesville – that’s reason enough to reward yourself. Get out of your dorm. Even though New Year’s Eve has passed, there’s nothing wrong with going out and pretending like it’s still here. Anyway, the new year is still fresh. Party hard and ring Watch Gator basketball. The sport may not get as much hype as football and may not seem as exciting (last season excluded), but a little school spirit can only do the soul good. Bake a pie or sugar cutout cookies with friends. Who says baking and pigging out on sweet treats is only allowed during the holidays? Not only will you get scrumptious goodies in the end, you’ll also be kicking off the semester in your home away from home–with your extended family.How to remedy the dreaded postholiday slumpExercise provides good stretch after workoutture to posture. In other words, there are no breaks—shattering the stigma that yoga is just “too easy,” Bogle said. “For some people, a regular yoga class might be too slow for them or they may feel like they aren’t getting anything besides a good stretch,” Bogle said. “[Asthanga Yoga] to sit around and hold postures forever.” Bogle’s classes feature an hour and a half of postures, focusing on traditional yoga that helps create muscle tone, core We decided to get a taste of what Ashtanga was all about, so we went to one (happy new year, kids). The studio, which Bogle rents from Unimirrors and welcoming, white Christmas lights. As students enter they’re greeted by the friendly face of Bogle, a cheerful man who sports a short ponytail. “Although it’s very physical, it’s still a the concentration and relaxation,” Bogle said of the Ashtanga style. Sure enough, as Bogle said, the exercise combined with vinyasas, a series including a push-up like movement, followed by upward and downward dog. feel them in all parts of the body. Thighs burned. Arms stretched. Abs tightened. Kay Tappan, a UF graduate in mass comyears and has attended Bogle’s classes for about one year. “I like the intensity,” she said. “It’s re laxing but also a good workout. Since I’ve started, I feel more relaxed and healthy as a whole.” “Yoga is a way to force me to stretch afother yoga classes that are not very challenging, but I enjoyed that I broke a sweat during this class.” After the students rounded out their postures, both standing and sitting, heart rates ,just minutes before rapidly beating, stationary, laid on rubber mats and let rest their stretched muscles. Minds cleared and bodies at peace, the students relaxed on the of the soothing woodwind, it seemed just like a scene from “Eat, Pray, Love.” When the class was dismissed, all participants felt relaxed, revived and rejuvenated. After all was said and done, it was certain the exer cise marked the end to gingerbread bellies and stressful burdens. “You’re working out pretty hard,” Bogle said of the exercise. “Whatever it is that’s bothering you you.”YOGA, from page 8Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffYoga student Kay Tappan practices Ashtanga sequences during a class with Asthanga Yoga of Gainesville on Tuesday evening. The SkinnyWhat is Ashtanga? A traditional yoga practice consisting of tion? Ashtanga yoga practice results in strength. When and Where? University Ave. Ave. How much? * Check out http://yoga-gainesville com for more info

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thursday, january 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 Each Thursday, the Avenue is serving up the best in entertainment, pop culture and everything in between. From the big screen to the radio waves, check out this week’s picks. A LIST THE see listen By MELINDA CARSTENSEN watch Jersey ShoreWhat better way to kick off the new semester than with the laughable antics Country Strong country music. But Showroom of Compassion Check out the latest tunes from read The Lover’s Dictionary one’s for you.

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12, ALLIGATOR thursday, january 6, 2011New year, new beer: branch out from your usual brewBy RICHARD O. STEHLI avenue contributing writer Welcome home, Gators. How’s your champagne hangover treating you? Mine might be gone by the time this prints, but I’m not counting on it. 2011: Just another year, or an opportunity to drink deep of new experiences? Undoubtedly, every day brings a chance to try a new drink, and the possibilities are overwhelming. Even the most avid beer connoisseurs have room to expand their palette. Break out of the light beer rat race. Use alcohol as a means to live and experience, not a medication to help you forget. Here are some tips to get you started on a year of drinking you’ll want to remember. Try a New Scene, and a New Beer While You’re at It Bored with the club scene? Mix it up! Gainesville now boasts three dedicated beer bars, all within walking distance of each other. If you can afford it, Stubbies Shirt Pub has the most beer in Gainesville, and with a constantly rotating stock, you’re always sure Alcove is always stuffed to the rafters with beer nerds, drawn to a great selection of craft beer and friendly, knowledgeable bartend ers. Not a fan of the loud and the crowd? Check out Midnight, with eight tap handles and a quieter, caf-like atmosphere. Drink Local only craft brewery, now is the perfect time. It’s been more than a year since Swamp Head tiated are all out of excuses. Head over to Warm yourself this winter with Midnight Oil, a coffeeinfused oatmeal stout sure to keep you buzzing. Watch the Show, Drink the Beer nights, Discovery will take you around the world in search of the greatest and strangest ingredients to make some Head Brewery founder Sam Calagione sets out on an epic quest to recreate the ancient beers of the world. the store and buy the very brew you just saw broken down to the atomic level by one of the most respected names in craft brewing. Get Talking Alcohol is likely to be one of your largest investments in college, both in time and money. Learn about it, and you’ll enjoy it a lot more. Head to your local bottle shop and ask body to bring a six-pack of something new. Do what you have to do, and make your 2011 drinking experiences so fresh they’re unforgettable.The scoop on your New Year’s resolutionsBy LAUREN GOLD avenue writer you’re going to do in the new year. Sure, it’s just a date. But a new year means a fresh start: new friends, new experiences, and, most importantly, new resolu are a few worth trying. Lucky for you, we’ve sifted through the duds and picked out the best. Check out our picks for top new year’s resolutions. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ways to simplify her life when she decided to pare down her wardrobe to 33 items to be worn over three months. Once she launched the concept on her blog and Facebook page in October, she realized she wasn’t the only one who wanted to dress with less. She says the challenge has done more than just save her money. duce our expenses and our expectations of what made us happy,” she said from her home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Carver, 41, isn’t alone. Virginia Smith, Vogue’s fashion market director, said more people are making do with less in their closets. “I do think it is a new thought in fashion that is getting out to the more mainstream,” she said. But, she said, challenges like Carver’s are too severe for most people. “I think when things turned bad a couple of years ago, I think people had to pare down and really consider their purchases,” Smith said. thing.” Carver, who is in sales but is also a writer and photographer, said even a few years ago she would walk into a store to buy a couple things and leave having spent hundreds of dollars. “I did it out of habit. I did it because I thought I worked hard and deserved it,” she said. month. In January, she’ll do it for another three months, replacing whatever is inappropriate for the season. She included accessories like sunglasses and purses on her list of 33. “It’s about using the clothes I have,” Carver said. She has also pared down other areas of her life and is now debt-free. Her family has canceled cable, swapped phone service and cut down on possessions. About 440 people on Facebook are participating in her challenge and more than 40 are blogging about the experience, Carver said. She’s launching a website early next month and later on will offer seasonal paring-down guides, for a fee, to people who want to follow her clothing diet but need help. Melissa Leventon, a fashion historian at Califor nia College of the Arts, said the idea of having a minimal wardrobe isn’t new. About 100 years ago, it wasn’t unheard of for a working-class woman to have only three dresses and two pairs of shoes that were worn until they couldn’t be mended. But she questions whether people can stick with it now. “I think it’s very, very hard to sustain it over a long period of time because we have such pressure to consume,” she said. includes books, shoes, clothes and even a helmet. She lives in a 400 square foot apartment with her husband and their two cats in Portland, Ore. about three years ago. “We realized, ‘Wow, what are we doing chasing after this dream that might not really suit us?’” she said. Blogger and author Leo Babuata said he started doing the challenge, too, and got down to 50 things at one point. Babuata and his wife have six Francisco in June from Guam and he says he has been paring down his life for years. As far as clothing for his kids, it’s only essentials. “It used to be cutting back was a sign of pov around to something positive,” he said. may be looking to uncluttter their wardrobes and cut back on expenses after overspending before fers tips to control spending when shopping. “I think it’s a way to keep your life under control,” he said. If you’re going to go minimalist, Bloch warns, do it with style. “I don’t think you have to go from eating at the buffet to eating only ramen noodles,” he said. Instead of buying a little black dress, make it shirt. Get one with a scoop or boat neck and get it in red or navy. Designers like Narciso Rodriguez, Jill Sander, Prada and Calvin Klein have minimalist designs, so sparseness doesn’t always come cheap. Even celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly But for those who don’t have their wallets, Vogue’s are good. But, she says, putting them together is per sonal. dictating an idea isn’t right,” she said. “I don’t think there one standard formula.” Try this on for size: a clothing diet The Worst1. Drinking less. Following this one is always tough to do at one of the nation’s top party schools, which is why this resolution is better saved for after graduation. 2. Watching less TV It’s on when you study and before you go to bed. Turning your back on that glowing, faithful companion? Unthinkable. 3. Not hooking up with that cute new T.A. Be honest with yourself: You’re not going to stop. 4. Watching more online lectures. And not take advantage of the tutoring service offered by the god of all UF grads? Oh, Tutoring Zone, where would our GPAs be without you? 5. Getting off Facebook. It’s too time-consuming, my grades are falling we’ve heard all the excuses. But there’s just no beating that addiction. Follow us at @GatorAve on Twitter if you’re really craving a social network change. The Best1. Sitting closer to the front in lecture. Let’s be honest. Playing with that new smart phone won’t help you pass. 2.Being nicer. Take pity on those poor souls Plaza and take that stupid piece of paper – even if you plan to trash it afterward. 3. Getting in shape. Believe it or not, your tuition covers the cost of the Southwest Rec. Center – including those and get your money’s worth. 4. Eating healthier. Maximize what you do in the gym by eating better. There’s nothing wrong with having a french fry or two here or there. But eating leaner, unprocessed foods will give you both a clearer head and a slimmer waistline. 5. Choosing public transportation. It’s no mystery that parking on campus is a nightmare. If avoiding more parking tickets isn’t reason enough, at least do it for the environment. “I think it’s a way to keep your life under control. If you’re going to go minimalist, Bloch warns, do it with style. I don’t think you have to go from eating at the buffet to eating only ramen noodles.” PHILLIP BLOCHnew york-based stylist

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14, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 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 The Cottages on Market Street 2BR/1BA apt $500 mo; No Dep, No Fee's UF or SF Full-Time Students Bike to Campus, Walk to Starbucks Tommy 352-339-1965 4-20-10-70-2 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 Mallorca Square,Large 2br,2.5 ba townhouse convenient to Oaks Mall and UF/hospitals, many extras,$895/mo Treehouse Village2/2 New Carpet,D/W, W/D incl.,on covered bus line close to down town, UF/Shands. $595 BIG 3/3 in SW, Ceramic/Carpet, D/W, W/D includes clubhouse, pool, comp lab, volley ball, tennis, basketball, MUST SEE $900 Edbaurmanagement.com 352-375-7104 4-20-10-70-2 Immaculate small efficiency,quiet.Wash/ dry on premises.Wat/Sew incl NS No pets. 1/2m South of UF/Shands.2 bus routes.Avail Dec 27.$399/m 352-262-2871 Owner agent. 1-24-11-14-2 A charming, 3 BR/1.5 BA house. Great Neighborhood. Close to UF. W/D. Available Jan 1. 2 people$800/mo. 3 people $900/ mo. Mark 352-672-4072 1-10-5-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $799 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 4-20-10-70-1 2BR/1BA APARTMENT 7129 SW 45th Place. $550/moNo pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 1-20-1110-2 LOW COST MOVE IN! Small 2BR $375/mo.Call 352-372-6881 or 352-213-3901 1-2011-10-2 *FREE PARKING**FREE MONTH*PVT. 1/1 $475 1/1 Mstr b/r,bath-Avail. NOW! 3 b/r house, full kitch. Pvt. entrance. 3 roommates GREAT DEAL and Loc. 772-323-6651 1-14-11-7-2 4br 3ba Split plan home in NW Gnvll. Fenced back yard, patio and Fire place. Close to UF and Santa Fe. Great for Students or a family. Zoned for Glen Springs, Westwood and GHS. $1050.00 Call KIM 352-222-4030 1-14-11-7-2 2 BR, 1.5 BA, 2 story townhouse, new carpet, tile & cabinets, storage room,balcony, close to UF, Mill Run. $700 month, pet with deposit, 352-284-3237, 352-318-3106. 1-12-11-5-2 1br/1ba duplex minutes away from down town on bus route. Going for $385/mo. First, last, and deposit to move in. Call 352-8712274 to see. 1-10-11-3-2 3BR/2BA HOUSE ONLY 9 BLOCKS TO UF 909 NW 9th Ave. All wood/tile floors, W/D, fenced large backyard, some off-street parking, great neighborhood, $1200.00 + Sec Dep. 1 year lease. Call Chad 407-230-2423 1-12-11-5-2 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 2-24-11-35-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD PLasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 2-24-11-35-2 LAKEFRONT 2BR/1BA2 mi to UF. $750/mo 352-495-2571 1-1211-5-2 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 Sublease a 3bd/2bth at Greenwich Green for only $829/mth. Jan and Feb already paid! Washer/dryer in this quiet end unit that has locked storage outside, includes cable w HBO. On bus route. Begins 1/8/11 to 7/31/11. Please call 352 262 2056 1-7-11-2-3 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 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. Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 1st floor, furnished condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. 2 rooms avail immed. $425/mo/rm 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 1-31-10-42-4 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. Convenient to Santa Fe. $395 plus 1/3 utils. 301-305-6206. 1-11-10-15-4 1st month free. Grad student looking for female roommate in fully furnished 4/4 condo at Countryside. $425/month. Short term lease available. Cable/internet, utils, W/D, 2 bus routes. Contact Megan 727-542-8155. 1-21-11-11-4 Large Room in NW Home.$450/mo incl utils & DSL, large closets. No pets. Mature, non-smoker, grad student/professional. Scott 352-335-8209 1-12-11-5-4 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) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 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 4-20-70-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!THE PALMS – New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879 4-20-70-5 2BR/1.5BA newly renovated townhouse. 6134 SW 8th Lane. You have to see it to appreciate it! Come see it and make an offer. Call 352-281-7411 or 786-537-2963 and make an appointment 1-31-11-17-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-20-10-70-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-20-10-70-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-20-10-70-6

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR , 15 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. 4-20-70-6 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 4-20-70-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 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 4-20-70-6 **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. 4-20-70-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-20-10-70-6 CASH PAID for LaptopsParts & Repair Mac & PC laptopsJoel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 4-20-10-70-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-20-10-70-7 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 4-20-10-70-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-20-70-10 PARKING 60 SECONDS TO UFNext to McDonalds NW 13th St. Reserve now. Call for semester rates: 352-538-2454 gainesvilleparking.com. 1-14-11-7-10 WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2070-11 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 4-20-1070-11 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 4-20-10-70-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS Running or not! NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS Over 17 yr svc to UF students Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-70-12 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 352-339-51581-31-10-78-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES 60 day payoff On cash vehicles Pay off time negotiable 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check Cash vehicles $1000 and up! 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 92 Eagle Talon $1699 89 Ford Bronco II $1499 97 Pontiac Transport $1499 96 Chevy Blazer $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Cadillac Deville $1999 95 Ford Explorer $1999 98 Ford Expolorer $1999 97 Lincoln Town car $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Landrover Discovery $4999 01 Chevy Silverado $4999 99 Ford F150 $5999 98 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Certified vehicles No credit check Move vehicles $500 & up! 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check, buy here pay here Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans 30 day warranty 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 02 Dodge Neon $4500 00 Chevy 3500 $5900 02 Chevy Camero $6999 03 Ford Taurus $6999 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 05 Saturn Ion $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $7999 04 Kia Sorento $8999 03 Nissan Altima $9999 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 2001 LEXUS RX 300 Garage-kept & regularly serviced. Excellent condition. 146k miles. Sunroof, power everything, 6-CD disk player, leather w/wood trim. $7995. Mike 352-262-9666 1-12-11-5-12 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE’S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-20-70-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. 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. 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. 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. 1-14-10-70-13 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. 1-14-1070-13 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 caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.

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16, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 What's black and white & read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this spring, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to soconnor@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aINTERNIf you are a UF or SFC student available to work 10-12 hours a week this spring, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. 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. BARTENDING$250 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14 FUTURE GMs Now hiring assistant managersGatorDominos.com/jobs 4-20-10-70-14 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 4-20-10-70-14 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 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 1-1311-21-14 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 1-25-10-20-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT Flex hours. Excellent Word, Excel, typing, internet skills. $7.25/hr. Indicate current semester & if available summer schedules, major, graduating semester. siva1950@yahoo.com 1-14-11-14-14 NOW HIRING Experienced Notetakers and Editors SPRING 2011 Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com 1-14-10-11-14 SANDY’S SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working environment. PT/FT positions available. $7.50/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 2906 NW 13th St 1-12-10-8-14 Gator Tail Dancers Now Hiring Call 352/672/1892 3-29-10-60-14 HIRING ALARM DISPATCHER 24/7 monitoring center w/part-time, day, evening & overnight shifts currently available email ddamiano@cpss.net or fax 352-4913617 2-28-10-39-14 Smokers are needed to participate in a study assessing the effects of various activities on cravings, withdrawal, mood, and smoking. Compensation will be provided. If interested, call 336-406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 1-13-7-14 PRIVATE TUTOR needed for 7th grade boy in Oak Hall. General subjects (hist. sci. eng) and organization. 2-3 days/w. Fee based on qualifications. 352 466 3255. 1-14-10-7-14 A awesome summer job in Maine! If you’re looking to spend this summer outdoors, have fun while you work, and make lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp Mataponi, a children’s summer camp, has positions available in Land Sports (lacrosse, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, field hockey), Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, life guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-11-10-26-14 Corks & Colors StudioGainesville's newest paint-it-yourself studio is hiring a part time assistant manager. Great personality and artistic ability a must! www.corks-colors.com Email resume to rebecca@corks-colors.com 1-12-5-14 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS Part-time hourly work Flexible schedules $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGIS.COM 1-12-11-5-14 PART TIME EXPERIENCED FSR A great opportunity with a fast growing community bank ALARION BANK. Only experienced applicants will be considered. Alarion Bank offers competitive salary and benefits. Stop by any Alarion Bank office or fax a cover letter and resume to 352-224-1902 or email valorie.cason@alarionbank.com EOE/AA/DFWP Member FDIC 1-6-11-1-14 Smokers are needed to participate in a study assessing the effects of various activities on cravings, withdrawal, mood, and smoking. Compensation will be provided. If interested, call 336-406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 1-28-14-14 HOMEWORK COACHfor HS student with ADHD recovering from brain surgery. $10/hour. Approx. 10 hrs/wk. Email jukes6650@cox.net 1-12-11-5-14 Child care for 10 year old needed Tuesdays from 1-8. Good driving record and reliable transportation required. References required. Interested? Call Jenny at 335-5386. 1-10-11-3-14 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 4-20-70-15 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. DOG OR CAT SITTER or DOG WALKER Small or medium size dog or cat. I have a big yard and years of experience. For details please call 352-377-4239 anytime. Please leave message with phone number. 1-1210-4-15 WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 12-7-141-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Fr-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 8-15-10-95-21 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-20-10-70-21 Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. 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 MATH TUTORFirst hour FREE. 11 years experience. Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582 2-25-36-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua 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 4-20-70-16 A Woman's Answer Medical Center Think you might be pregnant? Testing, confidential advising Referrals 352-376-2716 4-20-70-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua 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 4-20-70-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!

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SportsTHURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org By TOM GREENAlligator Writertgreen@alligator.org ST. PETERSBURG — The POLL QUESTION ONLINE TEEING OFF WITH ADAM BERRY UF ENTERS A GAME AT AUBURN WITH A SHOT AT CRACKING THE TOP 25.By MATT WATTSAlligator Writer The Gators are Don’t overvalue recruits’ ratingsST. PETERSBURGI Tyler JettThe Jett Streamtjett@alligator.org Twitter: @iam_tyler Wo Bask Courtesy of Tim Casey / Gatorcountry.com SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 19 SEE TYLER, PAGE 19 SEE RECRUITING, PAGE 19Safety picks UF over OSU, UMToday’s question: How would you compare Florida’s new football coaching staff to last year’s?

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18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 University of Florida Performing Arts Golden Dragon Acrobatswww.performingarts.ufl.eduTwenty-seven centuries of art, skill and acrobatics. Lifetimes dedicated to one act.Saturday, January 15, 2 p.m.Phillips Center for the Performing ArtsTickets available at the Phillips Center Box Of ce and all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling (352) 392-2787.Discount student tickets made possible in part by funding from University of Florida Student Government. Alexander Silva / Alligator Staff

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Florida lost 74-73 in the Women’s National Paul and 56-50 at Brown in the Brown Bear Classic. It was also outplayed in a 69-54 loss at Hampton and dropped another close one noles. depth. Coach Amanda Butler drew comparisons for Butler in preparation for the road trip. AU’s defense poses problems for UF WHOOPS, from page 17 ALLIGATOR Saj Guevara / Alligator UF junior center Azania Stewart, who leads the team in rebounds and is second in blocks, said conference road games will be a new challenge for this year’s squad. I’m not the only person who happen. to. every now and then. “I was incorrect for a while. I see him outrun a lot of Oompa Loompas. That’s the case for most and four have simply failed to live up to their potential. freshman. cator of future success. still in play. TYLER, from page 17Muschamp’s enthusiasm helps sway 2011 recruit into commitment the summer. Beyond the opportunity to come in and compete for champ’s enthusiasm as well as Florida’s But Gorman didn’t tip his hand to his future teammates. Oral commitments are non-binding until a national letter of intent is signed on or after National Signing Day on Feb. 2. RECRUITING, from page 17 Re cruiting

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