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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011


Lowe praises city, says hard cuts loom

0 GAINESVILLE FACES AN $8.3 MILLION
DEFICIT IN THE UPCOMING BUDGET.

By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Staff Writer

After a year marked by new innovations, bud-
get cuts, hot-button issues and a national standoff
between the city and a controversial local church,
Gainesville has much to look forward to in the up-
coming year, Mayor Craig Lowe said in his address
Tuesday.
In his first State of the City address, held at the
Hippodrome State Theatre, Lowe praised the com-
munity for its character and its resilience in the face
of what he described as "tough choices."
"The obstacles of the past year were not easy to
overcome," Lowe said. "But we addressed them head
on and moved forward because we are committed to
making this city great."
Some of the toughest challenges facing Gainesville
residents involve the tightening budget.
Despite slicing $10 million in spending, the city
is projected to run into an $8.3 million deficit for the
2011-12 fiscal budgets.
"It's safe to say that the low-hanging fruit has been
harvested," Lowe said. "We were left with few choic-
es for balancing the budget and none of them were
easy.
Instead of dwelling on these figures, Lowe spent
most of his time propping up his vision of a city JesseLash/Alligator
saving taxpayers money, pointing to the city's traf- Mayor Craig Lowe gives his State of the City address in the Hippodrome on Tuesday afternoon. Lowe addressed the city's
SEE CITY, PAGE 9 budget woes as well as future plans like Innovation Square and a bus rapid transit system.


AROUND GAINESVILLE

Bus pass program expands


HANNAH WINSTON
Alligator Writer

Regional Transit System is trying to make
a bigger impact on the Gainesville community
by updating current programs for its passen-
gers.
RTS is continuing its close work with UF
by extending its Employee Bus Pass Program
to more than 2,200 retired UF faculty and staff
who live in the Gainesville area, according to
RTS spokesman Chip Skinner.
The program, which began in 2000, allows
businesses and companies with more than 100
staff members to purchase year-round, unlim-
ited passes for employees. The cost per indi-
vidual with the program is $6.75. Individuals
not on the program must pay $35 a month.
RTS is also continuing its environmentally


conscious campaign by adding a decorative
wrapping on its hybrid Ford Escape to make
the public aware of its work. The car, with the
image of vines sprawling from the gas cap, is
used by RTS for employees to go to various
meetings and public outreach events. Skinner
said they are looking to buy more hybrids for
the future.
"RTS and Gainesville are trying
to help the environment not only
locally but globally."
Chip Skinner
RTS spokesman

"It shows that RTS and Gainesville are try-
ing to help the environment not only locally
but,_1-. 1::,11 " he said.


SG presidential


candidates named


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Staff Writer

The candidates for the next
Student Body president have
something to say about block tu-
ition.
Student Senate President Ben
Meyers, a member of the Unite
Party, and Progress Party Presi-
dent Dave Schneider formally
announced Tuesday that they


will be running for Student Body
president.
Both candidates said their plat-
forms will focus heavily on the
opposition of
GStudent . block tuition,
Government which would
charge stu-
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MIAMI - A grand piano recently or boaters.
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The piano, which weighs at least 650 items.
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WASHINGTON - Pleading for
unity in a newly divided govern-
ment, President Barack Obama im-
plored Democratic and Republican
lawmakers to rally behind his vision
of economic revival for an anxious
nation, declaring in his State of the
Union address Tuesday night: "We
will move forward together or not
at all."
The president unveiled an agen-
da of carefully balanced political
goals: a burst of spending on educa-
tion, research, technology and trans-
portation to make the nation more
competitive, alongside pledges,
in the strongest terms of his presi-
dency, to cut the deficit and smack
down spending deemed wasteful
to America. Yet he never explained
how he'd pull that off or what spe-
, II.:--I, . .,.,I1 be cut.
Obama spoke to a television au-
dience in the millions and a Con-
gress sobered by the assassination
attempt against one if its own mem-
bers, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Her
seat sat empty, and many lawmak-
ers of competing parties sat together
in a show of support and civility.
Yet differences were still evident, as
when Democrats stood to applaud
his comments on health care and tax
cuts while Republicans next to them
sat mute.
In his best chance of the year to
connect with the country, Obama
devoted most of his hour-long
prime-time address to the economy,
the issue that dominates concern in
a nation still reeling from a monster
recession - and the one that will
shape his own political fortunes in


the 2012 election.
Eager to show some budget
toughness, Obama pledged to veto
any bill with earmarks, the term
used for lawmakers' pet projects.
House Speaker John Boehner and
other Republicans applauded. But
Obama's promise drew a rebuke
from his own party even before he
spoke, as Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the presi-
dent had enough power and that
plans to ban earmarks were "a lot of
pretty talk."
Obama's proposals Tuesday
night ranged across the scope of
government: cutting the corporate
tax, providing wireless services for
almost the whole nation, consoli-
dating government agencies and
freezing most discretionary federal
spending for the next five years. In
the overarching theme of his speech,
the president told the lawmakers:
"The future is ours to win."
In essence, Obama reset his agen-
da as he heads toward a re-election
bid with less clout and limited time
before the campaign consumes more
attention.
The Senate's Republican leader,
Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said
the president had gotten the mes-
sage from the November midterm
elections and "changed the tone
and the rhetoric from the first two
years."
Obama entered the House cham-
ber to prolonged applause, and to
the unusual sight of Republicans
and Democrats seated next to one
another rather than on different
sides of the center aisle. And he be-
gan with a political grace note, tak-
ing a moment to congratulate Boeh-


ner, the new Republican speaker of
the House.
Calling for a new day of coop-
eration, Obama said: "What comes
of this moment will be determined
not by whether we can sit together
tonight but whether we can work
together tomorrow."
On a night typically known for
its political theater, the lawmakers
sometimes seemed subdued, as if
still in the shadow of the Arizona
shootings.
Many in both parties wore black-
and-white lapel ribbons, signifying
the deaths in Tucson and the hopes
of the survivors. Giffords' husband
was watching the speech from her
bedside, as he held her hand.
Halfway through his term,
Obama stepped into this moment on
the upswing, with a series of recent
legislative wins in his pocket and
praise from all corners for the way
he responded to the shooting ram-
page in Arizona. But he confronts
the political reality is that he must to
lead a divided government for the
first time, with more than half of all
Americans disapproving of the way
he is handling the economy.
Over his shoulder a reminder of
the shift in power on Capitol Hill:
Boehner, in the seat that had been
held by Democratic Speaker Nancy
Pelosi. In a speech with little focus
on national security, Obama ap-
peared to close the door on keeping
any significant U.S. military pres-
ence in Iraq beyond the end of the
year. "This year, our civilians will
forge a lasting partnership with the
Iraqi people while we finish the job
of bringing our troops out of Iraq,"
the president said.

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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Senators talk labor policies


By CHELSEA HULL
Alligator Writer

Student Senators had a
long discussion about labor
rights during their meeting


this week.
Senators passed a resolu-
tion Tuesday night urging
Publix to support a code of
conduct outlined by the Coali-
tion of Immokalee Workers.


Dana Burke/ Alligator Staff
Progress Party President Dave Schneider speaks in favor
of graduate assistants' right to have a union at the Student
Senate meeting on Tuesday night.


"Justice is not 50 cents for a
32-pound bucket of tomatoes,"
said Senator Cassia Laham,
who helped draft the resolu-
tion.
Oscar Otzoy, a member of
the coalition, shared his per-
sonal experiences with the
working conditions of the im-
migrant farm workers. His
testimony was translated by
Mark Rodriguez.
"Our basic rights are not re-
spected," Otzoy said. "We re-
ceive wages which are below
the poverty level. All we want
is for Publix to do the same
thing that other companies
have done."
Nine other food retailers,
including McDonald's, Sub-
way and Whole Foods have
signed similar agreements de-
manding better working con-
ditions in their supply chains,
according to the resolution.
Another resolution sup-
porting graduate assistants'
rights to have a labor union
achieved almost unanimous
consent.
The resolution was writ-
ten in response to recently
introduced Florida legislation
amending union requirements
which, if passed, would invali-
date the current union, Gradu-
ate Assistants United.
"Graduate Assistants Unit-
ed represents the people who
come out in the rain and teach
our classes, grade our papers
and ultimately help make our
degrees as valuable as they
are," said former Progress Par-
ty Sen. Dave Schneider.


Study: UF students


not learning much
By ALEX ORLANDO pared with 59 percent of students at
Alligator Writer other universities.
The same study found that 75


You're probably not learning as
much in college as you should be.
That's what "Academically
Adrift: Limited Learning on Col-
lege Campuses" suggests about
students today. The book is a study
of 2,300 students in four-year col-
leges, which found that 45 percent
of students did not improve their
learning skills by the end of soph-
omore year. Thirty-two percent
of students are not taking classes
that require more than 40 pages of
reading or 20 pages of writing per
semester.
Would that be the case at UF?
"It certainly would," said Jeanna
Mastrodicasa, assistant vice presi-
dent for student affairs.
The culprits, she said, are stu-
dents who enroll in classes with
smaller course loads, favoring a
high GPA over a challenge.
"Our students definitely pursue
the path of least resistance," she
said.
But these trends aren't new,
Mastrodicasa said.
In a survey conducted by Student
Experience in the Research Univer-
sity, researchers found that 46 per-
cent of UF students were spending
more than 11 hours a week study-
ing or working on homework, com-


percent of UF students spend more
than 11 hours a week in classes or
labs compared with 86 percent of
students at other universities.
Those were compared with 30
percent of UF students who said
they spent more than six hours a
week partying, as opposed to 22
percent of students who do the
same at other universities.
Kevin Knudson, UF honors pro-
gram director, said he attributes the
lack of learning to students who
choose to use their first two years
for review.
For example, a
U F student who scored
Research a five on his or her
Advanced Place-
ment calculus test in high school
might elect to take the same class in
college as a review for an "easy A"
or to prolong his or her stay.
"College is fun, right? Students
don't want to leave early," he said.
Andrew Daw, a freshman tak-
ing 13 credits this semester, said he
can understand why other students
might not be making educational
gains. He pointed to easy general
education electives and a sense of
freedom for freshmen.
"You have the ability to be apa-
thetic," he said.


Business research bureau's population estimate was spot on


By ALLISON BANKO
Alligator Writer

An estimate of Florida's population conducted by a UF re-
search center was accurate within two tenths of a percent in
comparison with the actual U.S. Census Bureau's counts re-
leased for 2010.
The Bureau of Economic and Business Research, part of
UF's Warrington College of Business Administration, found
Florida's population to be 18,772,352, only a slight difference to
the census's count of 18,801,310 people.
According to Stanley Smith, the bureau's program director


and UF economics professor, estimates in years past fell around
percentage errors of 1.6 to 1.8 percent. This
year's difference is the lowest the bureau
has ever reached.
"It validates our methodology," Smith
said. "It shows that what we've been doing
has been very accurate, probably about as
accurate as you can get."
According to Smith, the bureau has a
Smith contract with the Florida Legislature to pro-
duce population estimates throughout the
state for distribution of state revenue sharing dollars and bud-


getting purposes.
C. .11...:-r, i, the data is a yearlong process that the bureau has
been doing for more than 40 years to produce annual figures.
"It takes a lot of effort," Smith said. "We have one person
that works basically year-round on .:. 1l..: .ri, data and corre-
sponding with local areas. Then, I spend quite a bit of time as
well on producing the estimates in certain times of the year. It
takes a great deal of effort to come up with that."
The bureau also produces population counts for cities and
counties throughout the state, but those figures from the U.S.
Census will not be released until February. Thus, the bureau's
accuracy in that area has not yet been calculated.


Walmart launches national program to sell healthier food


* THE COMPANY WANTS TO
MAKE BRANDS HEALTHIER.

By LEILA MILGRIM
Alligator Contributing Writer

Walmart is taking measures to
make a healthier lifestyle more avail-
able to its customers.
CEO Bill Simon said that because
Walmart has more than 140 mil-
lion customers visit each week, it is
"uniquely positioned to make a dif-
ference" by making food healthier
and cheaper.
First lady Michelle Obama joined
forces with the company to formu-


late a program Walmart will imple-
ment over the next 10 years to en-
courage shoppers to eat healthier.
Anne Mathews, research assis-
tant scientist in the department of
food science and human nutrition
at UF, was invited by Walmart to
attend a teleconference discussing
its new initiative. Mathews said by
2015, Walmart plans to make signifi-
cant changes in its branded foods
specifically.
She said Walmart plans to elimi-
nate trans fats and reduce sugar and
sodium from its products.
Mathews, a registered dietician,
said she feels Walmart's initiative
is worthwhile. She said she hopes it


"Not only will this help out
people who eat unhealthy
foods, but it will also help
people who eat healthy,
like me, to save money on
their grocery bills."
Johan Bueno
Local shopper

can make a difference.
Walmart is focusing on making
sure staple food items like canned
goods, mixes, yogurts, drinks and
bread are nutritional and healthier.
"In society today, families strug-


gle to shop for easily prepared
meals," Mathews said. "So anything
we can do to make easily accessed
options healthier is great."
The part of Walmart's initiative
that Mathews is most excited about
is the company's plan to lower the
cost of fruits and vegetables.
"Small studies have shown that
people don't buy fruits and vegeta-
bles because they are so expensive,
and processed food items are cheap-
er," Mathews said. "If fruits and
vegetables are more accessible to
more people, to me that is the most
important part of the initiative."
Nineteen-year-old Johan Bueno
said that by lowering the prices of


healthy food items, Walmart will
become a more appealing grocery
store to people who feel they can't
afford to make a lifestyle change in.
"I feel like many people are
forced to eat unhealthy because
health food stores are so expensive,
and then they feel like they can't af-
ford healthier options," Bueno said.
He said he thinks Walmart's im-
age could improve substantially
from this initiative if Walmart's ad-
vertising strategy promotes it well.
"Not only will this help out
people who eat unhealthy foods,
but it will also help people who eat
healthy, like me, to save money on
their grocery bills," Bueno said.






WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5


Students discuss sustainability practices at summit


BY SKYLAR RAMSEY
Alligator Contributing Writer

Ideas to improve sustainability
on college campuses were shared
among students from seven differ-
ent universities at the first Florida
Student Sustainability Summit on
Tuesday.
The two-day event hosted
by Gators Going Green kicked
off with 25 students in the Reitz
Union.
Taylor Cremo, the co-director
of programming for Gators Go-
ing Green, said the summit was a
chance for student leaders around
the state of Florida to come togeth-
er and discuss sustainability.
Cremo said a greater push for
change is created when students
come together from many schools
in Florida instead of just one cam-
pus.
"Sustainability as a whole can
only be achieved if it is a concerted
effort," she said.
In addition to the develop-
ment of new ideas, the summit
will address environmental policy
proposals like the Student Green
Energy Fund as it continues today,
said Bailey , 1: ...... 111, agency di-
rector of Gators Going Green.


The Student Green Energy
Fund would impose a minimal fee
to fund renewable, .- _ projects
on campus.
Some UF students are already
coming up with new ideas for
their action plan to help create a
more sustainable campus.
Mark Grafton, a marketing se-
nior with a minor in sustaminability,
helped start a new organization
called Intellectual Decisions on
Environmental Awareness Solu-
tions.
The organization hopes to
make a big impact with a new
project called T-Totes.
"We are building
On a bike-powered sew-
Campus ing machine right
now," Grafton said.
The bike-pow-
ered sewing machine will be used
to sew together old T-shirts to
make reusable tote bags.
Grafton would like to share his
ideas with some of the other envi-
ronmental organizations at UE
"I think it'd be cool to have the
leaders of all the sustainable or-
ganizations here on campus talk- Max Reed/Alligator Staff
ing about what their doing and Lynn Scarlett discusses future opportunities of green careers during a speech about "Conservation in an
about their specific organization," Era of Scarcity" to a group of students and faculty at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Tuesday night.
Grafton said. Scarlett is the former deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior.


Commissioners may take cleanup case to Washington


* THE ALACHUA COUNTY
COMMISSION WILL ASK SENATORS
BILL NELSON AND MARCO RUBIO TO
GET INVOLVED.

By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Writer

The Alachua County Commission is
frustrated about the Cabot-Koffers Super-
fund site clean up, so it may take its case to


the nation's capital. federal officials, namely Sens. Bill Nelson
"Help us," Lee Pinkoson, chairman of and Marco Rubio, can
the commission, said to Marion Turner, have the opportunity to
a liaison between the Commission and sit down and discuss the
Washington D.C. Superfund cleanup with
Turner said that a decision about how the EPA.
the site will be cleaned up has been de- Former Alachua Coun-
layed by the Environmental Protection ty Commissioner Penny
Agency for more than a decade. Wheat Wheat said she thinks
He offered a solution. something needs to be
Turner suggested organizing a meeting done or the county's water supply may be
where Gainesville, Alachua County and in jeopardy.


"Your objective is to embarrass the
hell out of the people in Washington who
haven't been doing a damn thing for a
very long time," Wheat said to the com-
missioners.
Commissioner Paula Delaney said that
the Commission should have sat down
with the EPA years ago.
"It does seem like we haven't gotten
anywhere," she said.
"I do think it's time to start chewing on
people,"


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Editorial

State of Unity

Speech shows parties

can reach compromise
We anticipated most of the talking points and even
the tone of the State of the Union address Tues-
day night. Two things have caught us off guard,
however.
The first was the manner in which we had to watch the
speech - on our computers and some of us from our homes.
Our office lost power, and we used our limited resources to
bring the paper together.
As surprising as the outage was, we were more taken
aback by an overarching spirit of compromise in both
President Obama's speech and the Republican response as
delivered by Rep. Paul Ryan.
Both sides seemed to agree to cut government spending
in many of the same places.
They agreed that this is the time to act.
This isn't to say we didn't see some pursed lips, near-
eyerolls or worried faces.
However, we did notice several appeals from either
side overlapping, most of which concern the economy and
would, if executed correctly, help the American people.
Yet, as the President said, "What comes of this moment
will be determined not by whether we can sit together to-
night, but whether we can work together tomorrow."
For all his semi-funny jokes and awkward pauses, this
rang true for us.
Obama laid out guidelines for what he would and
would not concede in each topic he discussed, including
government spending, health care and Social Security.
He also guaranteed he would veto any bill on his desk
marred by earmarks, a measure Majority Leader Harry
Reid has already questioned.
We're ready to call the idea into question too, given the
prominence of the practice, but we're glad to see the presi-
dent looking to both sides of the aisle for ideas to improve
the country.
Perhaps the speech was more toned down and agree-
able because of the Tucson shootings, which the President
addressed briefly in his introduction.
With the spotlight turned to political rhetoric, many of
the speech attendees will be under pressure to play nice
- at least in public.
There's also the possibility that Obama wants a way to
say "it wasn't me" if warranted legislation stalls.
He's set the tone for compromise, making it difficult to
get egg on his face later this year.
For all the talk, Americans want results and action.
What the president says is less important to us than
what he and Congress accomplish.
Even more vital than that are the results from their
achievements, which, we hope, are new jobs. No matter
which side of the aisle we sit on, college students every-
where want to know we will be able to find a job and sup-
port ourselves after we take off that cap and gown and
frame our diplomas.
We live in a results-based society where few benefit
from merely trying. We must do, and so must our politi-
cians.
Otherwise, like other people failing to do their job and
to produce the expected results, our leaders may find
themselves out of work.


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Column

Remakes pollute
W within the next week, I will hear the phrase "the
book was better." While I usually agree if it's a
book I have read, I'll be honest and say that unless
it's a hyped-up children's series not involving vampires, or
a trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, there are few books I've
ever read that have film adaptations. I suppose that's why
some books get made into movies - so the stories they tell
can be digested in less than two hours and I can get back
to more important things, like choosing what combination
of outerwear I want to lug around as the Florida weather
covers every temperature and humidity level in the span
of a day.
The adaptation of books to films makes sense from a
business standpoint. Investment in the film industry is
risky, but with potentially great rewards, including stand-
ing as a legacy engrained in the collective cultural mind. To
this end, when going out on a limb and mashing together
famous actors with a capable crew and director, it helps to
have a story your audience already knows via a book. This
makes sense.
The mentality also makes sense if you take it a step fur-
ther and look at the concept of the remake. Remember that
old movie from the '70s about a kid who goes to a candy
factory and wins a grand prize because he has a pure heart?
Let's remake it and have Johnny Depp bounce around the
screen like the love-child of Oscar Wilde and a drag queen.
The people love him, and they can't get enough feel-good
kids' movies. The remake is a safe venture because, like the
book adaptations, you already have a sampling of the film's
potential success. Even if your movie is terrible, you can
guarantee a core audience of original-version lovers who
will put up with your butchery at least once. You will at
least break even.
This results in rampant unoriginality in the entertain-
ment business. We need to be more critical of how we spend
our free time and what we decide to throw our money at.
Bad remakes are also happening with foreign films com-


Reader response
Today's question: Did you watch Tuesday's question: Should the
the State of the Union address? state allow guns on college
campuses?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


Hollywood magic
Wesley Campbell ing to the U.S. Original, beauti-
letters@alligatororg ful films get the "Hollywood
treatment" and are made worse
when re-written and shot for a
U.S. audience. It's like scrubbing away any semblance of
foreign culture to make the story more digestible. Among
the myriad of vampire stories these past few years, there is
an amazingly dark and mesmerizing foreign vampire film
set in a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden, called "Let the Right
One In." All the violence happens off-screen, and it gives
you shivers you'd forgotten you missed. But it's not in Eng-
lish, and therefore not good enough for a U.S. audience, so
millions were spent re-shooting and changing it. Now you
are left with "Let Me In," an inferior movie.
Remakes in entertainment have their successes, some
most notably in television - look at The Office. But re-
branding should annoy you. With music, would you pay
an equal amount to see an American Radiohead cover band
as you would Radiohead themselves? The concept is ab-
surd. Why the film industry decides the message of a movie
is untranslatable is beyond me. The music industry has no
problem here. But I say this ignoring some differences. Dif-
ficulty is one. I could easily freestyle a pop song but couldn't
come up with an equivalent to "Gattaca" off the top of my
head. The original movies coming out of Hollywood are the
best they can come up with. No wonder there are so many
re-makes.
In the end, I'd lay my chips with the quick re-makes over
recent reality television. Some shows look like the casting
directors closed their eyes, pointed to a few disorders in the
DSM-IV, screened out everyone with a triple digit IQ and
then made Teen Mom, Hoarders, Jersey Shore, et al. I just
came up with a new show: a pregnant Jersey girl with a
machismo boyfriend who hoards military memorabilia. It
will be called Grenades.
Wesley Campbell is a fifth-year English student. His column
appears on Wednesdays.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7


Guest column

Gun control groups distort facts, ignore Constitution
Icommend Sarah Poser for a balanced article on the allow- August Lee carry of guns. Some are already do- grass. This is one of the main reasons the U.S. has never been
ing guns on campus in the Monday issue of the Alligator. Speaking Out ing so. I am neither a member of the invaded by an enemy military force since the War of 1812.
However, Brian Malte's quote, "The more outrage there is, NRA nor Gun Owners of America. Contrary to what Nicole lovine feels and stated in her letter
the more the gun lobby starts to retreat." The gun lobby is comrn- I don't belong to the Tea Party. I am to the editor, guns are not antiquated. They are still useful for
posed of the NRA and Second Amendment supporters. And, simply an American who believes in and supports the self-defense, hunting, recreational target shooting or curio
"Without a lot of protest, there is a chance the gun lobby could Constitution as it is and as it was i .1 i . '11, meant to be. collecting. She appears to lack a basic understanding of guns
shove it through," Malte said. People who apply for gun permits are required by state law to and seems to fear them, which is not uncommon seeing how
Quite the contrary. Malte's statement is deceptive. When- go through gun training safety courses and to become familiar many who fear guns get their ideas from an anti-gun media,
ever the NRA or mere gun owners show outrage over more with the various requirements surrounding carrying a hand- the gun control lobby and movies or TV. Many who once feared
proposed limits to gun ownership, the gun control lobby re- gun with a permit. guns overcame their fear by actually taking the time to learn by
treats. They are continually losing out with their agendas to Permits are not issued willy-nilly to someone just be- taking gun training and safety courses. If properly used, stored,
place more restrictions on gun ownership. The gun control cause they own a handgun or want to carry it either openly or maintained and treated with the proper respect, they are not
lobby, including The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence concealed. These people have various requirements that they the evil tools they have been made out to be. Sadly, some are
- a deceptive name for a major gun control organization - is must meet and abide by, including that said people must be misused, like in the cases of the Tucson shooter or the Virginia
notorious for quoting deceptive figures and statistics about 21 or older. That in itself would rule out a majority of Florida Tech shooting.
gun violence in their anti-gun propaganda. They exaggerate college students acquiring such permits. Permits are not issued These incidents should be examples as to why concealed
the figures about gun violence to make it look like the misuse to everyone. There are those who have been denied a permit carry should be allowed without restrictions. If there had been
of firearms is actually worse than it actually is. I noticed that due to a criminal past, drug use or mental instability. On that trained concealed carry gun owners in Tucson or at Virginia
Kyle R. Mitchell used some of these deceptive numbers in his note, there are about 165 million gun owners in the U.S. About Tech, things would have turned out differently, and there would
letter to the editor. The fact that the gun control lobby and its 40 million of the owners are military veterans and over six mil- not have been as many people dead. Cops can't read minds and
allies, such as the CDC, exaggerate the figures and are losing lion are combat veterans. Florida has issued nearly two mil- can't be everywhere at once, even though that seems to be a
the battle over gun control can be verified from several sourc- lion permits since adopting its concealed carry laws in 1987, common belief. It's up to the individuals to defend themselves,
es including the NRA and Gun Owners of America. Like the and it had more than 760,000 licensed permit holders as of Oct. their loved ones or those around them, no matter the form of
majority in the gun control lobby, Brian Malte is attempting to 31, 2010. How many of these gun owners have actually comrn- self-defense. The Second Amendment to our great Constitu-
stir up trouble so more limits to private gun ownership will be mitted gun crimes or turned Florida or the United States into ton states that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms
made into laws under the current Obama regime. These peo- the Wild West? I think a lot of the gun control supporters have shall not be infringed." The Second Amendment is not strictly
ple loathe and hate guns and the Second Amendment, often watched too much TV and too many movies, referring to law enforcement, security guards, private security
for no more of a reason than the fact guns simply exist. Don't Besides that, the vast majority of the millions of guns in this personnel or the military only. It states "the people." Period.
believe Malte's false statements. nation have never been used in any sort of crime. The private And the Second Amendment it is not just referring to guns. I
After thinking it over, do not lean toward the open carry ownership of guns by Americans has even struck fear into would like to know what part of "shall not be infringed" the
of guns on Florida campuses. If guns were to be carried at all, our enemies past and present. It is said that during World gun control supporters and anti-gun politicians do not under-
besides those used by university police, concealed carry would War II, the highest ranking admiral in the Imperial Japanese stand. I also wonder what would happen if politicians or politi-
be a better option. However, I know if Senate Bill 234 passes, Navy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, believed any attempt cal groups tried to put limits on the gun control lobby's First
the gun control supporters and those on the left would have by Japanese forces to invade the U.S. would fail because, ac- Amendment rights of free speech.
a fit and start making up claims about open or concealed cording to him, there would be a rifle behind every blade of August Lee is a Gainesville resident.


Guest column

Concealed weapon carry not a threat to ca


To quote James Madison: "Americans
have the right and advantage of being
armed - unlike citizens of other coun-
tries whose governments are afraid to trust the
people with arms." On Tuesday, the Alligator
published a letter regarding the Florida Sen-
ate bill that would legalize concealed carry on
campus. Most of the arguments presented in
this letter, and by gun control advocates na-
tionwide, play upon common fears and mis-
conceptions people hold about firearms and


their place on college campuses.
Letters like that one use scare tactics and
ignore facts, envisioning a fictional campus
where the threat of being shot is perpetual.
And yet, there are 70 campuses in the U.S.
which allow concealed carry, including all
public universities in the state of Utah. To date,
there are no recorded cases of any gun-related
crime by a student with a lawfully attained
concealed carry permit.
The simple fact is that many gun critics


JaCOb Kupp are unaware of the im-
Speaking Out portance of ,II.., i.,
Citizens their right to
arms. Permitting citi-
zens to legally arm themselves is essential to
maintaining the peace: In Florida, murder rates
have dropped 26 percent after concealed carry
permits began being issued in 1987. Washing-
ton, D.C., however, remains the most poignant
example, where, with prohibitively strict gun
laws up to 2008, the murder rate was almost


mpus security
five times the national average. The reason is
that citizens with lawfully bought firearms are
not the ones committing crimes; surveys of in-
mates reported that 80 percent of their weap-
ons came from family, friends, street purchases
and other illegal sources. Despite regulations,
criminals will find guns. One of the letters
asked, "How am I supposed to defend myself
against gun-toting individuals?" The answer
is simple: Fire back.
Jacob Kupp is a UF student.


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8, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011


Chefs demonstrate


European cooking


By RACHEL STEPHENS
Alligator Contributing Writer

You don't have to travel half-
way around the world to experi-
ence authentic European culture.
In fact, you don't even have to
leave Gainesville.
A series of authentic European
cooking classes, sponsored by the
UF Center for European Studies,
will start Thursday evening.
Turkish, Slovak, Bosnian/
French and Hungarian classes
form the new line-up for this se-
mester. A native from each coun-
try will be co-teaching classes
along with the head chef of Take
Away Gourmet, a local catering
business.
Classes are spread out over
the next few months and will take
place at Take Away Gourmet,
3345 SW 34th St.
The series offers a unique
learning experience, according to
the center's outreach coordinator,


Gail Keeler.
"There's ritual and a lot of rich
tradition that are handed down
through generations in terms of
recipes," she said.
Because of demand, Take
Away Gourmet has expanded
and rearranged to accommodate
more participants this semester.
Ten students are now allowed in
each class, compared
Student to eight students per
Life class last semester.
Registration is still
open, but classes are filling up
quickly. People who took the class
last semester were the first to reg-
ister this time, Keeler said.
Classes are open to vegetarians
and vegans. Students can check
the recipes for the class they are
interested in online to see if it con-
tains foods they can't eat.
Each class costs $25. Anyone
may register for a cooking class
online at takeawaygourmet4u.
com.


MUSIC

Gainesville musician speaks of blues resurrection


By ELLIOT EVANS
Alligator Contributing Writer


The blues are back.
From hearing the electric blues riffs of
The Black Keys in commercials to the various
projects of 21st century bluesman Jack White,
blues music is making its way back into popu-
lar culture.
It's all part of a century-long trend of ebbs
and flows in popularity for the genre, accord-
ing to John Rogers, a Gainesville resident
who's played guitar for more than 40 years.
Rogers, 67, presented part of "The Roots of
American Music" program at a Writers' Alli-
ance of Gainesville meeting to 38 people on
Sunday at the I, I 111. -*j::.-* Branch Library. He
developed the presentation as part of North


Central Florida Blues Society's "Blues in the
Schools" program.
The presentation gives a brief history of the
origins of blues music through storytelling and
songs, including some of Rogers' originals, as
well as other blues standards.
He started playing guitar when he was 19
while recovering from a foot injury. He bought
a $29 guitar and played tl*-. *: 1: ,I I :, . ..11 music
of the day.
After graduating from Dartmouth College
with an English degree, he moved to Green-
wich Village - the famed musicians' haven
- to attend New York University. He was
exposed to the music that stirred something
in him.
"The blues grabbed me by the lapels, spun
me around, slammed me down on the ground
and said, 'This is the music you're going to


play, :.-. he said during his presentation.
While in New York, he saw famed blues
musician Mississippi John Hurt perform at the
Gaslight Cafe, which he said was the best way
for him to learn the style.
"The blues grabbed me by
the lapels, spun me around,
slammed me down on the
ground and said, 'This is the
music you're going to play, boy."'
John Rogers
Gainesville resident and guitarist

"I did what every love-struck guitarist
does," he said. "I started copying others."


Last year, Rogers recorded his second al-
bum, "Old and New, Borrowed and Blue."
In addition to selling his albums at CD-
Babycom, he sells them for $10 at Satchel's
Pizza, 1800 NE 23rd Ave., where he performs
monthly. Although he said he has no imme-
diate plans to record any new material, he's
trying to expand his "The Roots of American
Music" presentation as he approaches retire-
ment from his corporate job.
He said he'll perform a lot during April
and May when the music festivals go into full
swing. As he continues writing and perform-
ing his music, he has also started working on
a novel, which he said is just another part of
his creativity.
I I. .1:.. really understands the creative
process," he said. "As far as I can tell, everyone
does it different."


City plans homeless center


By KAITLYNN FLOYD
Alligator Contributing Writer

Although Gainesville was ranked as the fifth-
meanest city toward the homeless in the U.S. in
2008, developments on the City of Gainesville/
Alachua County 10-Year Plan to End Homeless-
ness are taking steps in a positive direction.
The next big step is the construction of the
One-Stop Homeless Assistance Center. The cen-
ter will house 68 homeless people and offer sev-
eral different services.
Alachua County's Poverty Reduction Pro-
gram Director John Skelly helped start the ini-
tiative. Skelly said several of the plan's objec-
tives have had a slow start, but the center is
beginning to take action.
"It's not only adding more beds, which is
important ... but the transitional house will al-
low them to stay for six months to a year, and
the services will help end their homelessness,"
he said.
Construction on the center, which will be
built on Northwest 53rd Avenue, is planned to


begin this summer and completion is expected
summer or fall of 2012. The public will be able
to help create this home after construction be-
gins.
Skelly said plans exist to start a website for
the center that resembles a registry. People will
be able to buy from a list of specific items the
center needs.
Christy Finnegan, execu-
tive director of Arbor House,
said the center is needed
very much and will offer sev-
eral services including food
stamps and support. With
the downturn of the econ-
omy, Finnegan has noticed
Finnegan homelessness is a growing
problem.
"Some people used to volunteer at these
organizations, and now they are clients,"
Finnegan said.
In 2010, Alachua County Coalition for the
Homeless and Hungry counted 1,292 people in
Gainesville without adequate housing.


Study tests video games'


effects on older adults


* THEY PLAYED "CRAZY TAXI."

By DIANA JACOBSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF researchers hope to find ways
to improve and maintain the men-
tal functions of older adults using
something many college students
are familiar with - video games.
The Research to Examine Videog-
ame Interventions for Visual Atten-
tion study aims to assess whether
an action video game can improve
visual attention in adults.
Visual attention affects a person's
ability to perform tasks such as driv-
ing, reading medication labels or
finding items in a pantry. Later in
life, visual attention declines, but
there may be a way to get some of
that back.
In the study currently going on
at UF, Patricia Belchior and Michael
Marsiske are aiming to find a way to


link the use of action video games, in
this case "Crazy Taxi," to the visual
attentiveness of older adults.
Marsiske said "Crazy Taxi" is a
simple game without complicated
controls.
"That means that our older adults,
all of whom are novice game play-
ers, can focus on actually 'driving,'
and thereby getting visual attention
practice," he said.
The subjects of the study will be
randomly assigned
UF to three different
Research groups. One group
of people will play
"Crazy Taxi" to practice their visual
attention. The second group will play
the PositScience game called InSight.
The third group will not receive any
visual attention training at all.
Subjects chosen to play "Crazy
Taxi" will log about 64 hours of prac-
tice time during the approximated
seven months they participate in the
study.


Rain, rain, go away
Students rush to class as torrential rainfall and thunderstorms cast gray clouds over Gainesville
on Tuesday. The storm brought lightning and 1.62 inches of rain, yet the rest of the week should
be mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service forecast for Gainesville.






WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 9


Protesters rally against meal limit outside speech


Meredith Kutland Alligator
Protesters chant in front of the Hippodrome State Theater in opposition of the meal limit for
serving the homeless on Tuesday while Mayor Craig Lowe gave his State of the City speech.


* POLICE OFFICERS SAID THE
PROTEST WAS CALM.

By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Writer

About 30 protesters stood outside
the Hippodrome Theatre on Tuesday
to voice their displeasure for the city's
treatment of homeless people as May-
or Craig Lowe gave his State of the
City address.
The protest was organized by
the Coalition to End the Meal Limit
NOW!, a group focused on repealing
the 130-meal limit placed on St. Fran-
cis House, a Gainesville soup kitchen.
Protesters chanted slogans such
as "When did compassion go out of
fashion?" and "There is no excuse for
homeless abuse."
Some walked silently.
One clanged cowbells.
Volunteers gave away homemade
cornbread and vegan chill to the
homeless.
"While [the mayor] is giving his
State of the City, we want to make
sure this aspect of the state of the city


is projected," said Joe Cenker, a mem-
ber of the coalition.
Gainesville Police Department sent
officers to the Hippodrome, but Lt.
Tim Hayes said the protest was calm.
"As long as everyone's peace-
fully protesting, we're not getting in-
volved," he said.
Two citizens who supported the de-
cision to enforce the meal limit were
outnumbered as they stood among the
opposition.
"I'm all for feeding people," said Jai
Levengood, a Gainesville
Local resident who lives near
News downtown. "I just think
one neighborhood is be-
ing overly burdened."
Steve Lyons, a resident of St. Fran-
cis House, said he's seen children,
pregnant women and elderly people
turned away for food.
He himself has been turned away
twice.
Lyons said he was glad to see that
the protesters cared but wasn't sure if
the protest itself would change any-
thing.
"I hope it does," he said.


The mayor said proposed police department merger is non-negotiable


CITY, from page 1


fic management system and the
upgraded traffic light system as
examples, while still funding
services and programs, such as
afterschool and mentoring pro-
grams.
He also hinted that the city
may re-examine some of the cuts
made in the past year.
One of the issues that is non-
negotiable, Lowe said, is the
preservation of the Gainesville
Police Department.


As talks of consolidation be-
tween Gainesville Police Depart-
ment and the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office heat up, the may-
or told the audience where he
stood.
"Any attempt to abolish this
integral part of our city is an at-
tack on our home rule. In short,
we must save GPD," Lowe said
as he was met with cheers and
applause.
In regard to what was arguably
Gainesville's most contentious
event of the year, the proposed


"When the eyes of the
world were upon us, you,
the citizens, expressed our
city's true character."
Craig Lowe
Gainesville mayor

"International Burn a Koran Day"
on Sept. 11 by the Dove World
Outreach Center, Lowe praised
residents for coming together to
combat what he described as "in-
flammatory rhetoric."
"When the eyes of the world


were upon us," Lowe said, "You,
the citizens, expressed our city's
true character."
Lowe also spent a good chunk
of his 22-minute address discuss-
ing future plans like the devel-
opment of Innovation Square, a
project involving UF, the imple-
mentation of a bus rapid transit
system in Gainesville and the
continued battle to clean up the
Superfund site.
While he acknowledged a
sense of uncertainty for the up-
coming year given the calls from


the governor's office and the
state legislature for an adherence
to stricter fiscal policy, Lowe re-
mains optimistic for Gainesville's
future.
"We have faced the chal-
lenges of the past year head on
and moved Gainesville forward
through innovative thinking and
proven strategies gathered from
across the nation," Lowe said.
"But the successes we have engi-
neered, even in light of these dif-
ficult times, are not the pinnacle
of our city's potential."


Student Government elections will be held Feb. 22-23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


SG, from page 1


were taking.
The Progress Party officially
merged with the Student Alliance
party Tuesday.
"We're looking forward to hav-
ing [the Student Alliance party
members] as a part of this new,
unified Progress Party," Schneider
said.
Meyers, who has been seriously
considering running for the office
for a while, said he wants to gain
more exposure to campus-wide is-
sues.
He was previously chairman of
the Senate Allocations Committee
and a senator for the sophomore
class and the College of Agricul-
tural and Life Sciences.
"This campus has serious prob-
lems, and it needs serious people to
fix it," he said.
Schneider, a student activist
and an organizer for Students for a
Democratic Society, said he decided
to run for election because of the is-


sues facing UF concerning relations
with the University Police Depart-
ment and the Florida legislature.
"[UF] needs students to become
more active in Student Government
and take control of this thing, and
it needs strong activist leadership,"
Schneider said.
Both candidates said their par-
ties will release the complete execu-
tive tickets early next week.
The d.- : l,.
to register a po-
litical party for the
spring election is
Thursday at noon.
If candidates
wish to run inde-
Meyvers pendently, they
should register
during the qualifying period.
Qualifying for positions with
the parties will take place from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Monday and
Tuesday in Room 284 of the Reitz
Union.
Students should remember to
bring a photo ID.


IViUA nuu / mllI amUU o LdI
Student Senate President Ben Meyers formally announces his candidacy for Student Body president
to a crowd of Unite Party members Tuesday afternoon at the Reitz Union Colonnade.







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Routes. $379/m OR best offer. Call/text 813-
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15-1


$675(Price Negotiable). CLEAN. Spacious.
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Washer/Dryer. Pets allowed. Moving out of
town. You can keep the furniture! If interest-
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QUIET, CLEAN.
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1br $350. Small 2br $375 372-6881, 213-3901
4-20-10-70-2

Arbor Park
2/1.5 $599 - 1050 Sqft
Call today 335-7275
4-20-10-70-2


Now Leasing for Fall!
Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs
www.arlingtonsquare.org
Downtown apts from only $619
Check availability today! 338-0002
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1/1 E at $469ALL Pets Welcome
Frederick Gardens
Call (352) 372-7555
4-20-10-70-2

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

Pinetree Gardens
2/1 Town home 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 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-20-10-70-2

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

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-7-09-167-2

3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235
Move In today. Park Near UF Free!
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1 & 2 Flats, 3/3 TH w/Cable @ $815
24hr gym*Tanning *Gated*Pet Friendly
thelaurelsuf.com 352.335.4455
4-20-10-70-2


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

2/2 and 3/3 Townhomes
From $360/person!
Available NOW and August!
377-2801*cobblestoneuf.com
4-20-70-2


For Rent
Sunfurnished

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@@@
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Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2

Madison Pointe-NW 23rd Blvd
1s-$699 2s-$789 3s $859.
Free Tanning, Pool, Gym
Gated and Pet Friendly
352-372-0400 madisonpointe.org
4-20-70-2

*ONE MONTH FREE@
Available for Immediate Move-Ins
1,2, and 3 Bedrooms
(352)335-7656

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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 Town homes & 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
352-331-1133ext 114
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Studios starting at $509
Across from UF
Call 352-371-7777
4-20-10-70-2


Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.
Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no
pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info.
4-20-10-70-2


FOX HOLLOW
Gated Entry
MOVE-IN SPECIAL
1BR STARTING AT $499.
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
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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
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POLOS
TC341 CGai nies iI Ie
Washer/Dryer in Every Apartment
1/1's from $719 2/2's from $839
3/3's f rom $954

Includes Internet
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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 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


For Rent
Sunfurnished

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


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


PET'S PARADISE
$390 - $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-2-10-
30-2





EdBour
- Monogerrert 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
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or- For Rent
unfurnished

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


(AEdBaur

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


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


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165 Ibs, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
Wanted for:
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MilFor Rent
unfurnished

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

* CAMPUS EDGE CONDO *
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School.
Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable
rates. 239-250-6149 2-28-11-36-2




SGainesklle Student kntalsm

------ Near UF ------------
gainesvillestudentrentals.com
@5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800
@4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500
*3/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1300
@4/2 house 929 nw 22 street $1500
@4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1400
*2/1 apt 2nd floor 204 nw 18 st $1200
*2/1 apt 1st floor 204 nw 18 st $1100
@2/2 apt 2515 sw 35 place $1200
2-4-11-10-2

The Retreat at Madison Pointe
2/2s with vaulted ceilings $999
3/3 Townhomes w/Private Baths $1089
Garage included, Gated Community.
2701 NW23rd Blvd 352-372-0400
www.madisonpointe.org 4-20-66-2

WALK TO UF Available Feb.
1BR/1 BA $550
1 year lease, SD, NS, NP
Call/Text 352-870-7256
gvll32601@gmail.com 2-28-11-33-2

Available Aug 1st. 4BR/2BAvery nice house.
Quiet area between UF and Santa Fe. Game
room, W/D provided. Fenced backyard, pets
ok. 1330 NW 39th St. $1200/mo. Call 352-
339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com
2-1-11-14-2

2BR/1BA cabin, 20 acres. Fixer-upper.
Horses/dogs welcome. 27802 SW 120th
Lane, Newberry. $555/mo. Comes with
horse. Long driveway. In Gothe State Forest.
Call 330-329-8834 1-26-10-2


a l For Rent
| unfurnished

AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/3BA beautiful
4-year-old house, washer/dryer provided.
Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, fireplace,
large rooms. 2108 NW 8th Ct. $1575/mo
339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com
2-1-11-9-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA house.
Beautiful wd firs, fireplace, good size rooms.
W/D provided, fenced yard. Pet ok. CH/AC,
DW, 830 NW 16th Ave. $1400/mo. 352-339-
2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com
2-1-11-9-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA modern
house, large lot, nice trees. W/D provided,
fireplace, fenced yard, 1-car garage, back
deck 2606 NW 34th St. $1400/mo. 352-339-
2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com
2-1-11-9-2


Quality Houses Available Aug 1st.
Walk/Bike to campus 352-339-2342
www.gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com
2-1-11-9-2

TOWNHOUSE - 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up,
pvt backyard, new carpet, tiles, just painted.
Extra clean. $625/mo + sec. 2627 SW 38th
Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352-
215-3160 2-17-11-20-2

Really nice and spacious 1 BR. Walking
distance from UF! Two blocks from Beaty
Towers! Pets are welcome. $460/month.
With parking & laundry services in the com-
plex. Call 352-6725479 to move in today!
1-27-5-2

**** HOUSE 4BR/2BA****
Avail 8/1. Remodeled, W/D, bike to UF.
NO Pets. Drive by 3532 NW 7th Ave, pick
up flyer. $1200/mo. 373-1558 or 246-8645
2-18-11-20-2

GREAT VALUE - WOODLAND TERRACE
Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd.
Water, sewer, garbage provided.
Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop
1BR $410, 2 BR $500. 352-335-0420 2-28-
11-25-2


SERENOLA PINES
Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd.
Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D
avail. 1BR $450, 2BR $550 352-335-0420
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unfurnished

Remodeled 2bd/1.5ba Townhouse; new
w/d; close to mall and pub transp; 4mi from
campus; free cable; partially furn; 2 parking
spaces; NO PETS $650 mo (352)672-1571
2-1-11-5-2

WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN
3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free off-
street parking, all appliances including W/D,
DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms
available. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341
3-31-11-42-2

Lg Rm, 4/2, Clean + Quiet
.03 mi to SFC, 8 mi UF. 2 Iv rms, laundry,
garage, Ig kitchen, porch. 325 + 1/4 util (avg.
80 e/month). 1st, last, sec dep (negotiable)!
352-283-9905, sarad7821@yahoo.com
2-1-11-5-2

2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING
A LARGE POND. Located west of Campus
Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun
Subdivision. Clean & neat. $750/mo. Call
352-871-7801 2-1-11-5-2

Treehouse Village
2 beds/2baths condo incl washer & dryer.
Pool & tennis court.Bus stop opposite con-
do.954-9186425 1-28-11-5-2


Subleases


Live in the CLOSEST apartment complex
to UF! Price is all inclusive with: Hi-Speed
Ethernet, Extended Cable Package, Water,
Sewage, Garbage, Parking, Pest Control &
Electric. Enjoy a private bedroom, spacious
kitchen and living room.. Pool on-site! Free
Parking! Townhouse layout. Rent is $504
and available from Feb. 1 2011 to Aug. 9th
2011. If interested email me at
ssuarez5@ufl.edu 1-27-11-5-3


eRoommates


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


Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 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

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.
1-28-11-16-4

Female looking for same to share a furnished
3BR/2BA condo. 10 mins by bus to UF cam-
pus. $400/mo including utils. Great Location!
Call 850-974-0686 2-4-11-20-4

Roommate wanted. $425/mo 4/2 2 blocks
form campus. 814-440-3325 or
jfidorra@hotmail.com 3-2-11-30-4






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 373-
Find (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 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

Rent to Buy. 2BR/2BA Capstone Quarters
Condo Near Shands. Private porch, back-
yard, new carpet, paint and appliances.
Community Pool, $650/mo. $54,900 Call
352-378-4626 1-28-11-15-5


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

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

WATERBED FOR SALE
Willing to deliver. Pictures available. Asking
$150. MUST GO TODAY. 352-377-5560
1-26-5-6


allCompus


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






12, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011


In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds


F For Sale


***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

iPad Owners
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is the BEST note taking app for the iPad
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PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-20-
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 0
ORunning or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 17 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-20-70-12

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


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


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


I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
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

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


SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring W2 and drive home today!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans
Over 150 vehicles in stock!
352-338-1999 4-20-67-12


SUNRISE AUTO SALES
Bring W2 and drive home today!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans
30 Day Warranty
352-375-9090 4-20-67-12


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


The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH:
*Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace.
*Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti &
other places. Call 352-219-6948






This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings or investing
money.


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No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 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 4-20-10-
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$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
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TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk
K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 after-
noons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF
Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers
welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net
2-8-10-30-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT Flexible, minimum 20
weekday hours. Excellent Word, Excel, typ-
ing, internet skills. $7.25/hr. Indicate, major,
graduating semester, available schedule.
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looking to spend this summer outdoors, have
fun while you work, and make lifelong friends,
then look no further. Camp Mataponi, a chil-
dren's summer camp, has positions available
in Land Sports (lacrosse, soccer, basketball,
softball, volleyball, field hockey), Waterfront
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Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top sala-
ries plus room/board & travel provided. Call
us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at
www.campmataponi.com. 2-11-10-26-14


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


GET PAID TO WAVE! ENERGETIC AND
OUTGOING. NEED COSTUMED WAVERS
FOR LIBERTY TAX ON ARCHER RD. HRLY
PAY + BONUS. FLEXIBLE HOURS. GREAT
JOB FOR STUDENTS. CALL 672-6300
2-4-11-20-14


University Athletic Association -Accounting
Currently seeking flexible individual for part-
time (OPS) filing clerk. Varied duties includ-
ing data entry and filing. Experienced in
Microsoft Excel & good organizational skills
required. Minimum wage position averag-
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J Il Help Wanted


Summer Jobs
* $2100
* Co-ed camp
* Room and Board included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
college students for summer camp counsel-
ors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night
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Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352
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Computer tech, Skills to repair comps. Must
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Part time, make own hours. hr@blue4.com
1-26-11-10-14


***ATTENTION SMOKERS !***
**Do you want to quit smoking?**
Smokers needed to participate in a smoking
cessation study. You may be compensated.
Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 870-
6509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com
2-9-20-14


HOUSEKEEPING - CLEANING JOB
All around cleaning & laundry. FT available
Mon-Fri, 10am - 5pm. $7.25/hr, experience
and good attitude preferred. Call 256-3323
for more info and interview. 2-2-15-14


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100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-20-
11-65-14


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4 "In all likelihood

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moons
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whodunit game
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alter ego
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21 Thus
23 Cutting the
mustard
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alter ego
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John
28 Quetzalcoatl
worshiper
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supply
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ego
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37 Steve Rogers's
alter ego
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river
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the Battle of
Hastings
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Danvers's alter
ego
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acquisition?
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alter ego
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pharmacist
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History Channel
show with the
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rhyme
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regular
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seasoning
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backdrop
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mistakenly
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epsilon
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33 "Alas"
34 Swamp growth


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word
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heading
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check


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movie monster
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speak
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machines,load, and unload for customers,
clean building, very minor mechanical, hours
1p-6p M-F apply in person[students preferred]
12556 NW US HWY 441 Alachua Fl 32615
11-20-11-5-14


CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT
ASSISTANT

Full or part time student. Responsibilities -
AutoCAD, SketchUp. Assist with planning
hanger, putting green, guest house, swim-
ming pool, fountain construction and main-
tenance of multiple business and residence
properties. Back up Shipping, yard main-
tenance. Apply at http://www.gleim.com.
1-27-11-10-14


MEDICAL OFFICE
Pre-med student. Shifts avail for 1-9:30pm
& 3:30-9:30pm, M-F & wkends. 15-20 hrs/
wk Fax resume & availability to 373-2230
1-27-11-10-14


EARN UP TO $300/DAY! Bartending!!! No
experience necessary. We train you! 888-
575-TIPS (8477) 1-28-11-8-14


MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST:
Full time. Responsible for scheduling,
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NANNY NEEDED NOW 28hrs/wk; $10/hr
10 month old; MWF 8:30-12:30; T/TH 9-5
clean bkkg; exp + refs; long term commit;
email resume, sched, pix, + hello to NOAH'S
ARK NANNY: gnv@nanoneone.com 1-28-
11-6-14


HELP WANTED: Student caregiver/assistant
for woman with Parkinson's Disease. Needs
help with administering pills, proper fluid and
food intake, basic house cleaning, Dr appts,
and errands. Knowledge in physical therapy
a plus. Late morning and early afternoon.
Min 10 hrs/wk. lisak0905@gmail.com
1-28-11-5-14


Dependable,experienced Nanny needed to
care for newborn; M-F; 35 hrs/wk; occasion-
al travel with mom; $9/hr. FL Driver License,
background check, and excellent references
required. Email resume to
abtwbutler@gmail.com. 2-4-11-10-14


Now Hiring Starbucks Baristas!

Gator Dining Services, located on the
University of Florida Campus, is now hir-
ing baristas for a new Starbucks opening in
March.

We offer flexible schedules, competitive pay,
and a great working environment. Those
interested in joining this dynamic team can
apply online at www.gatordining.com or
in person in room B-73 of the Reitz Union.
1-31-11-5-14


Get Paid to Take Surveys, earn up to $16/hr!
Work as little or as much as you want. NPD
Research is hiring workers to take surveys
and test products, email is all that's needed.
Apply at www.paidonlineresearch.info 2-1-
5-14


U.1 11 Health Services


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

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

THE TRUE YOU!
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WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun - Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
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SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public We-Fr-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk
Skeet - Trap - Olympic Trap -5 Stand
gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044
8-15-10-95-21


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In Gainesville * Better Prices
Better Fields * Better Call 371-2092
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011


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UF edges UGA in double overtime


By GREG LUCA
Alligator Staff Writer
gluca@alligator org

ATHENS, Ga. - After missing
two critical free throws in the closing
moments of regulation, Erving Walk-
er found redemption by draining a
game-tying three with one second
left in overtime, igniting the Gators.
Walker's shot forced an extra pe-
riod Florida (16-4, 5-1 Southeastern
Conference) would dominate en
route to a 104-91 double-overtime
victory over Georgia (14-5, 3-3 SEC)
on Tuesday in Athens.
"In a situation like that, there's
no time to think," Walker said. "You
just have to be ballsy and step up and
knock it down."
-1. . l.. '" a free throw from Jere-


my Price that extended Georgia's lead
to three with six seconds remaining in
overtime, Walker took the inbounds
pass and drove past half court.
About 30 feet from the basket,
Walker pulled up and drilled the
high-arcing, game-tying three with
just one second remaining.
"With him, it's always got a
chance," coach Billy Donovan said.
Walker's last-second heroics came
just minutes after he cost his team an
opportunity to seal the win in regula-
tion.
With the Gators leading by four
and 35 seconds remaining, Walker
missed the front end of a one-and-
one.
Georgia junior guard Gerald Rob-
inson followed with a three to cut
Florida's lead to one, and Walker


rmr rnlut
Florida junior guard Erving Walker drives on Georgia guard Gerald Rob-
inson in the second half of UF's 104-91 win Tuesday night in Athens.


again found himself at the line with
21 seconds left.
This time, the junior connected on
the front end but missed the second,
leaving the door open for Georgia
junior forward Trey Thompkins to
score a tip-in at the buzzer and send
the game to overtime.
"I was definitely kicking myself,"
Walker said. "I put my team at risk
with that. I should've been able to put
the game away, but we battled and
we're just happy to come out with
the win."
The junior point guard followed
his game-changing three with the
first basket of double overtime, giv-
ing the Gators a lead they would
never relinquish.
Florida dominated the second
overtime period 19-6 thanks to the ef-
forts of junior Chandler Parsons, who
scored nine points and grabbed four
rebounds in the final five minutes.
"I just tried to take over and be ag-
gressive," Parsons said. "I'm just go-
ing to play the same way I keep play-
ing all year long, and I was fortunate
to hit some shots and make some
plays in double overtime."
Although they were playing their
third game in six days, the Gators
looked to be the much fresher team
down the stretch. Florida tied its
highest scoring output in SEC games
under Donovan just two games re-
moved from putting up the fewest
points (45) in the Donovan era Thurs-
day at Auburn.
The Gators made 5 of 7 field goals
in the final period while holding
Georgia's big three of Thompkins,
Robinson and junior guard Travis
Leslie to just three points.
"Putting us through that condi-
tioning and all that stuff, it all paid
off," Walker said. "Sometimes coach
gets mad at us in practice telling us
to run suicides. Those extra suicides
probably helped us out here, that we
had legs to finish it off."
Although Thompkins, the pre-
season SEC Player of the Year, fin-
ished the game with 20 points and 13
rebounds, Florida defended him well
after halftime.
The junior had just nine points
and four rebounds in the game's final
30 minutes.
"He's a great player, so we had
to know where he was at all times,"
Parsons said. "Our whole game plan
going in was the weakside guard sit-
ting in his lap."


UF GYMNASTICS

Dickerson builds


off sensational


freshman season
By ALLISON BANKO
Alligator Writer

It began as a routine recruiting trip to a Jacksonville
gymnastics studio.
The Florida gymnastics coaching staff arrived at Gym-

recruit, but it was a young Ashande
Dickerson, donned in orange and blue,
practicing her vault, who would morph
into the Gators' future star.
"We were actually there to see anoth-
er gymnast that was about two or three
years older than Ashane ," coach Rhon-
Faehn da Faehn said. "Ashanee was vaulting,
and she stood out, obviously. Her coaches pointed to her
and said, 'She's going to be your next Gator.' From that
point on, we've always had our eyes on Ashanee ."
Flash forward to Dickerson's sophomore year at UF,

SEE GYM, PAGE 15


Gators say youth


not a good excuse

* FLORIDA'S MISTAKES HAVE BEEN CRITICAL IN
CREATING ITS FOUR-GAME LOSING SKID.

By MATT WATTS
Alligator Writer

All season, the Gators have had a crutch to lean on after
making mistakes: six new players trying to adapt at the next
level.
But after a devastating 10-point collapse to Kentucky at
home, coach Amanda Butler said inexperience would no
longer be considered an excuse for the sloppy ball handling
and poor defense Florida displayed while handing away yet
another game.
No more crutch.
Freshman guard Jaterra Bonds, who
leads the team with 65 turnovers, agreed
and said the team definitely has to correct
Women's those breakdowns.
Basketball "We've played so many minutes,"
Bonds said. "We're all like sophomores
because we play a lot, so it shouldn't be an
excuse. I don't make that excuse."
Apart from the obvious issue of turning the ball over,
Florida is relinquishing the rock in pivotal moments, leading
directly to scores for the opposition.
The Gators gave it away four times in the first two mmn-
utes against Kentucky, :-I.. I' an early 6-0 Wildcats lead,
SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 15


SWe had a little trouble in the office Tuesday, as a leaky roof in our server room
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contracting the roofing company, helping a much smarter person fix the server
and editing the sports section. And they say Chandler Parsons is versatile?


SAdam Berry and Jesse Simonton
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II NOT K I THA
* The Florida softball team was ranked No.
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third straight year, the Gators were in the top
five in the Preseason USA Today/National
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ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25.






WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 15


Sophomore shows no signs of slump, personality revealing itself


GYM, from page 14

and she's done more than just become another Gator. With
her performance in Friday's meet against LSU, Dickerson
reeled in her 10th all-around title. She won all four of the
meet's events, the first UF gymnast to do so since 2000.
"It was great," Dickerson said. "I don't pay attention to
my scores so I didn't know what my all-around score would
be. I just went out there and had fun with my teammates be-


cause we knew the crowd was against us."
Due to her stellar performance against the Tigers, Dick-
erson was named Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the
Week for the second time in her collegiate career.
"She'll come back in immediately after winning every
event and the all-around and get right back to work," Faehn
said. "She doesn't expect to get a little bit of a break or say,
'Hey I've won so many meets, I don't have to work as hard,
I'm good.' She works even harder to fix the smallest little


UF sophomore gymnast Ashan6e Dickerson has not regressed at all after being named SEC Freshman of the Year in
2010. She won the all-around title vs. LSU on Friday, posting the highest score in each of her four events.


mistakes. She's awesome."
Dickerson's drive to compete for Florida wasn't some-
thing that spontaneously came about. She said it's been a
dream she's had since she was a mere 8 years old.
"I've wanted to be a Gator ever since I was a little girl,"
she said. "Now, it's comfortable. It's my home now."
In the summer of 2009, now-senior Maranda Smith was
training in the practice facilities at Florida when Dickerson
first stepped in the studio as the Gators' newest gymnast.
"From the first day, she was all ready to do full routines,
and she was sticking landings," Smith said. "I always knew
she was going to be a rock star out on the floor."
Despite Dickerson's spunky attitude on the mats and
powerful performances that earned her SEC Freshman of
the Year last season, she became known as the shy one.
Now, midway through her sophomore year, her shell has
finally started to break.
"She's definitely provided more of her :._ '..,-,:, i,.i "
Smith said. "She cheers. She leads. She's still the great, same
gymnast she was last year but just a little more spice behind
her."
On top of Dickerson's more outgoing personality being
unleashed this season, Faehn said, another noticeable dif-
ference from last season is seen in her efforts to improve her
gymnastics on a more specific scale.
"She's really working hard on her
polish since last year," Faehn said. "She
has the power, she has the tricks, but
Gymnastics she's worked really hard on her form,
her flexibility, her overall presentation,
and that's making a big difference. She's really maturing as
a gymnast."
Currently, Dickerson is ranked No. 3 nationally for all-
around gymnasts, proving that she's the farthest thing away
from a sophomore slump.
In the corner of the gymnastics studio Dickerson's al-
ways dreamed to be in, there is a marker-stained white-
board scribbled with the words "Ask yourself, what am I
doing to bring this team to victory?"
The Gators have already proved themselves victorious
this season, sitting pretty at a No. 1 national ranking, a spot
that Dickerson has no doubt contributed to immensely.


Pressure situations affecting young squad's ability to hold onto leads

W-HOOPS, from page 14 0"Y


and five times in the final five and a half minutes during a 15-4 run
that ultimately sealed a one-point loss.
Making matters worse, an unhealthy amount of the Gators'
woes seem unforced. Junior guard Jordan Jones agreed with that
assessment.
"Definitely," she said. "And I think coach Butler would agree
as well.
"It really sets the tone for how we're going to play when we
have turnovers on the first four possessions. We're on a losing
streak, and I think that's one of the main contributions to that."
Jones also echoed the sentiment that UF is :,II.. "'i teams to
take advantage of their mistakes - not that it could be denied.
Florida had a 16-point lead with 14:21 left at Georgia on Jan. 16.
Its next three possessions? Turnover, turnover, foul. The Bulldogs
scored on each opportunity and cut into the Gators' lead.
UF's advantage dwindled to five points with less than six min-
utes left, but it appeared Florida still had the game in its grasp.
Then, the Gators committed five turnovers that led to 10 Georgia
points, and all of a sudden, Butler was answering questions about
another devastating defeat instead of a -1, ll,-. ': I. victory.
Jones said the atmosphere of road games in the Southeastern
Conference can be tough on the first-year players, yet agreed with
Butler's opinion that the time for excuses has passed.
"We have to grow up," she said. "The youth and inexperience
can be part of our immaturity. We let teams go on runs, and it kind
of gets us down. Part of that can be attributed to youth, but it can't
be used an excuse."
The catalyst to UF's problems, Butler said, has been pressure.
She recognized the nerves involved in protecting a lead and the
ability to handle defensive pressure as areas causing headaches.
While Butler acknowledged the intensity UF faced in recent
games is tough to emulate, she said she has dedicated time in prac-
ice to recreating similar situations in an effort to ready her team.
"But the hardest part ... is getting a lead against such a great
team," Butler said. "The finishing out part shouldn't be the part
that we're struggling with."


Saj Guevara/ Alligator Staff
Freshman guard Jaterra Bonds, who has recorded a team-high 65 turnovers this season, said the Gators must
limit their mistakes, and the fact that the team has six freshmen is no longer an excuse for poor play.





16, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011


UF WOMEN'S TENNIS

No. 2 Gators ignoring


By STEPHEN SHEEHAN
Alligator Writer

High rankings come with high
expectations, and this season
Florida has a lot to live up to.
On Monday, coaches from the
Southeastern Conference voted
the Gators as the unanimous fa-
vorite to win their second con-
secutive SEC title.
The preseason predictions and
No. 2 ranking are nothing new
for coach Roland Thornqvist and
his team.
"That's sort of an unspoken
thing every year here," he said.
"We always have high expecta-
tions. That's frankly why our
players come to Florida. That's
the best way to do it: get players
on board that are already used
to high expectations both from
themselves and externally."
After nearly winning the
NCAA finals last season, this
year's squad features six return-
ing players including SEC Player
of the Year Lauren Embree and
SEC Freshman of the Year Allie
Will.
Embree's second season in
Gainesville has been met with
adversity, as a wrist injury pre-
vented her from participating in
the fall.
The talented sophomore will
play singles for the first time, as
the Gators open the season today
at 5 p.m. against UCF at home.


Embree's return provides UF
with another talented player on
a roster that already features five
players ranked in the ITA's top
100.
"Our players were sort of used
to maybe the idea of not having
Lauren day in and day out, and
now that may be changing for the
better for us," Thornqvist said.
"We always have high ex-
pectations. That's frankly
why our players come to
Florida. That's the best
way to do it: get players
on board that are already
used to high expectations
both from themselves and
externally."
Roland Thornqvist
UF women's tennis coach

The Gators have a blend of ex-
perience and youth that should
bode well this season.
Freshmen Olivia Janowicz, Al-
exandra Cercone and Sofie Oyen
have contributed this season,
with Janowicz winning the ITA
Southeast Regional in October.
Although all three players
have experience playing in high-
profile matches at the junior na-
tional and international levels,
today will be their first taste of
dual-match play.


early hype
"It's very different than play-
ing as a junior on the junior
circuit, where you only play
for yourself," Thornqvist said.
"Here, you have the added pres-
sure of playing for Florida with
the big name in front.
"You play on a team where
more often than not, you have the
bull's-eye on you."
With a strong freshman class
and several key veterans, han-
dling the depth of such a talented
squad is no easy task.
"One of our challenges, I think,
this year is, with having so many
talented players, to have each
one of them find a role on the
team," Thornqvist said. "Even
though the younger ones are very
talented, they can't really lead us
no matter where they play in the
lineup."
The team has underperformed
in doubles so far, so the Gators
spent the past week building
chemistry and making improve-
ments, looking to put those on
display against UCF.
"We are going to continue to
try and press to the importance of
playing good doubles to start off
dual matches well," Thornqvist
said, "and I think we have the
players to be a very good doubles
team.
"So, hopefully some of the
work we've done in the past few
days will show itself when we
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the independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 105 ISSUE 15 We Inform. You Decide. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 Lowe praises city, says hard cuts loom 0 GAINESVILLE FACES AN $8.3 MILLION DEFICIT IN THE UPCOMING BUDGET. By CJ PRUNER Alligator Staff Writer After a year marked by new innovations, budget cuts, hot-button issues and a national standoff between the city and a controversial local church, Gainesville has much to look forward to in the upcoming year, Mayor Craig Lowe said in his address Tuesday. In his first State of the City address, held at the Hippodrome State Theatre, Lowe praised the community for its character and its resilience in the face of what he described as "tough choices." "The obstacles of the past year were not easy to overcome," Lowe said. "But we addressed them head on and moved forward because we are committed to making this city great." Some of the toughest challenges facing Gainesville residents involve the tightening budget. Despite slicing $10 million in spending, the city is projected to run into an $8.3 million deficit for the 2011-12 fiscal budgets. "It's safe to say that the low-hanging fruit has been harvested," Lowe said. "We were left with few choices for balancing the budget and none of them were easy. Instead of dwelling on these figures, Lowe spent most of his time propping up his vision of a city Jesse Lash/ Alligator saving taxpayers money, pointing to the city's trafMayor Craig Lowe gives his State of the City address in the Hippodrome on Tuesday afternoon. Lowe addressed the city's SEE CITY, PAGE 9 budget woes as well as future plans like Innovation Square and a bus rapid transit system. AROUND GAINESVILLE Bus pass program expands HANNAH WINSTON Alligator Writer Regional Transit System is trying to make a bigger impact on the Gainesville community by updating current programs for its passengers. RTS is continuing its close work with UF by extending its Employee Bus Pass Program to more than 2,200 retired UF faculty and staff who live in the Gainesville area, according to RTS spokesman Chip Skinner. The program, which began in 2000, allows businesses and companies with more than 100 staff members to purchase year-round, unlimited passes for employees. The cost per individual with the program is $6.75. Individuals not on the program must pay $35 a month. RTS is also continuing its environmentally conscious campaign by adding a decorative wrapping on its hybrid Ford Escape to make the public aware of its work. The car, with the image of vines sprawling from the gas cap, is used by RTS for employees to go to various meetings and public outreach events. Skinner said they are looking to buy more hybrids for the future. "RTS and Gainesville are trying to help the environment not only locally but globally." Chip Skinner RTS spokesman "It shows that RTS and Gainesville are trying to help the environment not only locally but globally," he said. SG presidential candidates named By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer The candidates for the next Student Body president have something to say about block tuition. Student Senate President Ben Meyers, a member of the Unite Party, and Progress Party President Dave Schneider formally announced Tuesday that they will be running for Student Body president. Both candidates said their platforms will focus heavily on the opposition of Student block tuition, Government which would charge students a flat-rate tuition no matter the number of credit hours they SEE SG, PAGE 9 Grand piano shows up mysteriously on sandbar in Biscayne Bay MIAMI -A grand piano recently or boaters. showed up on a sandbar in Miami's BisFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation cayne Bay, about 200 yards from condominCommission spokesman Jorge Pino says the iums on the shore. agency is not responsible for moving such The piano, which weighs at least 650 items. pounds, was placed at the highest spot And, he adds, unless it becomes a navialong the sandbar so it doesn't get undergational hazard, the U.S. Coast Guard won't water during high tide. get involved. While officials aren't sure how it got For now, the piano has become a fancy there, they know it won't be going anyroost for seagulls. where unless it becomes a hazard to wildlife -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today FORECAST OPINIONS CLASSIFIEDS CROSSWORD SPORTS 2 6 10 13 14 visit www.alligator.org 0 Florida guard Erving Walker (right) missed two free throws late in regulation but sank a 30-footer, sending the game into double overtime, when UF pulled away for the win. See Story, Page 14. Partly cloudy 63/35

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 3 Obama: US will 'move forward together or not at all' President Obama is applauded by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Vice President Joe Biden during the State of the Union address. 1UTF vs. u Blood Drive Challenge January 24 -28 UF Campus For more information, visit www.LifeSouthGators.com LI FEsouth Commu n ityB I oodCenters THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -Pleading for unity in a newly divided government, President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind his vision of economic revival for an anxious nation, declaring in his State of the Union address Tuesday night: "We will move forward together or not at all." The president unveiled an agenda of carefully balanced political goals: a burst of spending on education, research, technology and transportation to make the nation more competitive, alongside pledges, in the strongest terms of his presidency, to cut the deficit and smack down spending deemed wasteful to America. Yet he never explained how he'd pull that off or what specifically would be cut. Obama spoke to a television audience in the millions and a Congress sobered by the assassination attempt against one if its own members, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Her seat sat empty, and many lawmakers of competing parties sat together in a show of support and civility. Yet differences were still evident, as when Democrats stood to applaud his comments on health care and tax cuts while Republicans next to them sat mute. In his best chance of the year to connect with the country, Obama devoted most of his hour-long prime-time address to the economy, the issue that dominates concern in a nation still reeling from a monster recession -and the one that will shape his own political fortunes in the 2012 election. Eager to show some budget toughness, Obama pledged to veto any bill with earmarks, the term used for lawmakers' pet projects. House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans applauded. But Obama's promise drew a rebuke from his own party even before he spoke, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the president had enough power and that plans to ban earmarks were "a lot of pretty talk." Obama's proposals Tuesday night ranged across the scope of government: cutting the corporate tax, providing wireless services for almost the whole nation, consolidating government agencies and freezing most discretionary federal spending for the next five years. In the overarching theme of his speech, the president told the lawmakers: "The future is ours to win." In essence, Obama reset his agenda as he heads toward a re-election bid with less clout and limited time before the campaign consumes more attention. The Senate's Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said the president had gotten the message from the November midterm elections and "changed the tone and the rhetoric from the first two years. Obama entered the House chamber to prolonged applause, and to the unusual sight of Republicans and Democrats seated next to one another rather than on different sides of the center aisle. And he began with a political grace note, taking a moment to congratulate Boehw) w 4 ner, the new Republican speaker of the House. Calling for a new day of cooperation, Obama said: "What comes of this moment will be determined not by whether we can sit together tonight but whether we can work together tomorrow." On a night typically known for its political theater, the lawmakers sometimes seemed subdued, as if still in the shadow of the Arizona shootings. Many in both parties wore blackand-white lapel ribbons, signifying the deaths in Tucson and the hopes of the survivors. Giffords' husband was watching the speech from her bedside, as he held her hand. Halfway through his term, Obama stepped into this moment on the upswing, with a series of recent legislative wins in his pocket and praise from all corners for the way he responded to the shooting rampage in Arizona. But he confronts the political reality is that he must to lead a divided government for the first time, with more than half of all Americans disapproving of the way he is handling the economy. Over his shoulder a reminder of the shift in power on Capitol Hill: Boehner, in the seat that had been held by Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In a speech with little focus on national security, Obama appeared to close the door on keeping any significant U.S. military presence in Iraq beyond the end of the year. "This year, our civilians will forge a lasting partnership with the Iraqi people while we finish the job of bringing our troops out of Iraq," the president said. Bathing Suits, Dresses, Sandals and More! REEfU J For dailysales anddoal, IM add us an Farehookl You can reach 50,000 plus Hearts. Advertise in the Valentine's Day Edition of the Alligator on February 14th. Your ad will be surrounded by Alligator Valentine's Day Classified Messages called Hearlines. These messages are a long-standing tradition and thousands read them out of curiosity and entertainment. Place your ad with a Valentine's Day theme now. Deadline: Feb. 7, 2011 Advertising: 376-4482 Run Date: Feb. 14, 2011 allimmitiir STAND OUT OR STAND -T&EtT.E.R H

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4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 Senators talk labor policies By CHELSEA HULL Alligator Writer Student Senators had a long discussion about labor rights during their meeting this week. Senators passed a resolution Tuesday night urging Publix to support a code of conduct outlined by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Dana Burke / Alligator Staff Progress Party President Dave Schneider speaks in favor of graduate assistants' right to have a union at the Student Senate meeting on Tuesday night. "Justice is not 50 cents for a 32-pound bucket of tomatoes," said Senator Cassia Laham, who helped draft the resolution. Oscar Otzoy, a member of the coalition, shared his personal experiences with the working conditions of the immigrant farm workers. His testimony was translated by Mark Rodriguez. "Our basic nghts are not respected," Otzoy said. "We receive wages which are below the poverty level. All we want is for Publix to do the same thing that other companies have done." Nine other food retailers, including McDonald's, Subway and Whole Foods have signed similar agreements demanding better working conditions in their supply chains, according to the resolution. Another resolution supporting graduate assistants' rights to have a labor union achieved almost unanimous consent. The resolution was written in response to recently introduced Flonida legislation amending union requirements which, if passed, would invalidate the current union, Graduate Assistants United. "Graduate Assistants United represents the people who come out in the rain and teach our classes, grade our papers and ultimately help make our degrees as valuable as they are," said former Progress Party Sen. Dave Schneider. Study: UF students not learning much By ALEX ORLAN DO pared with 59 percent of students at Alligator Writer You're probably not learning as much in college as you should be. That's what "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses" suggests about students today. The book is a study of 2,300 students in four-year colleges, which found that 45 percent of students did not improve their learning skills by the end of sophomore year. Thirty-two percent of students are not taking classes that require more than 40 pages of reading or 20 pages of writing per semester. Would that be the case at UF? "It certainly would," said Jeanna Mastrodicasa, assistant vice president for student affairs. The culprits, she said, are students who enroll in classes with smaller course loads, favoring a high GPA over a challenge. "Our students definitely pursue the path of least resistance," she said. But these trends aren't new, Mastrodicasa said. Ina survey conductedby Student Experience in the Research University, researchers found that 46 percent of UF students were spending more than 11 hours a week studying or working on homework, comother universities. The same study found that 75 percent of UF students spend more than 11 hours a week in classes or labs compared with 86 percent of students at other universities. Those were compared with 30 percent of UF students who said they spent more than six hours a week partying, as opposed to 22 percent of students who do the same at other universities. Kevin Knudson, UF honors program director, said he attributes the lack of learning to students who choose to use their first two years for review. For example, a student who scored UF a five on his or her Advanced Placement calculus test in high school might elect to take the same class in college as a review for an "easy A" or to prolong his or her stay. "College is fun, right? Students don't want to leave early," he said. Andrew Daw, a freshman taking 13 credits this semester, said he can understand why other students might not be making educational gains. He pointed to easy general education electives and a sense of freedom for freshmen. "You have the ability to be apathetic," he said. Business research bureau's population estimate was spot on By ALLISON BANKO Alligator Writer An estimate of Florida's population conducted by a UF research center was accurate within two tenths of a percent in comparison with the actual U.S. Census Bureau's counts released for 2010. The Bureau of Economic and Business Research, part of UF's Warrington College of Business Administration, found Florida's population to be 18,772,352, only a slight difference to the census's count of 18,801,310 people. According to Stanley Smith, the bureau's program director and UF economics professor, estimates in years past fell around percentage errors of 1.6 to 1.8 percent. This year's difference is the lowest the bureau has ever reached. "It validates our methodology," Smith said. "It shows that what we've been doing has been very accurate, probably about as accurate as you can get." According to Smith, the bureau has a Smith contract with the Florida Legislature to produce population estimates throughout the state for distribution of state revenue sharing dollars and budgetting purposes. Collecting the data is a yearlong process that the bureau has been doing for more than 40 years to produce annual figures. "It takes a lot of effort," Smith said. "We have one person that works basically year-round on collecting data and corresponding with local areas. Then, I spend quite a bit of time as well on producing the estimates in certain times of the year. It takes a great deal of effort to come up with that." The bureau also produces population counts for cities and counties throughout the state, but those figures from the U.S. Census will not be released until February. Thus, the bureau's accuracy in that area has not yet been calculated. Walmart launches national program to sell healthier food THE COMPANY WANTS TO MAKE BRANDS HEALTHIER. By LEILA MILGRIM Alligator Contributing Writer Walmart is taking measures to make a healthier lifestyle more available to its customers. CEO Bill Simon said that because Walmart has more than 140 million customers visit each week, it is "uniquely positioned to make a difference" by making food healthier and cheaper. First lady Michelle Obama joined forces with the company to formulate a program Walmart will implement over the next 10 years to encourage shoppers to eat healthier. Anne Mathews, research assistant scientist in the department of food science and human nutrition at UF, was invited by Walmart to attend a teleconference discussing its new initiative. Mathews said by 2015, Walmart plans to make significant changes in its branded foods specifically. She said Walmart pla'ns to eliminate trans fats and reduce sugar and sodium from its products. Mathews, a registered dietician, said she feels Walmart's initiative is worthwhile. She said she hopes it "Not only will this help out people who eat unhealthy foods, but it will also help people who eat healthy, like me, to save money on their grocery bills." Johan Bueno Local shopper can make a difference. Walmart is focusing on making sure staple food items like canned goods, mixes, yogurts, drinks and bread are nutritional and healthier. "In society today, families struggle to shop for easily prepared meals," Mathews said. "So anything we can do to make easily accessed options healthier is great." The part of Walmart's initiative that Mathews is most excited about is the company's plan to lower the cost of fruits and vegetables. "Small studies have shown that people don't buy fruits and vegetables because they are so expensive, and processed food items are cheaper," Mathews said. "If fruits and vegetables are more accessible to more people, to me that is the most important part of the initiative." Nineteen-year-old Johan Bueno said that by lowering the prices of healthy food items, Walmart will become a more appealing grocery store to people who feel they can't afford to make a lifestyle change in. "I feel like many people are forced to eat unhealthy because health food stores are so expensive, and then they feel like they can't afford healthier options," Bueno said. He said he thinks Walmart's image could improve substantially from this initiative if Walmart's advertising strategy promotes it well. "Not only will this help out people who eat unhealthy foods, but it will also help people who eat healthy, like me, to save money on their grocery bills," Bueno said.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5 Students discuss sustainability practices at summit BY SKYLAR RAMSEY Alligator Contributing Writer Ideas to improve sustainability on college campuses were shared among students from seven different universities at the first Florida Student Sustainability Summit on Tuesday. The two-day event hosted by Gators Going Green kicked off with 25 students in the Reitz Union. Taylor Cremo, the co-director of programming for Gators Going Green, said the summit was a chance for student leaders around the state of Florida to come together and discuss sustainability. Cremo said a greater push for change is created when students come together from many schools in Florida instead of just one campus. "Sustainability as a whole can only be achieved if it is a concerted effort," she said. In addition to the development of new ideas, the summit will address environmental policy proposals like the Student Green Energy Fund as it continues today, said Bailey Kilbourne, agency director of Gators Going Green. The Student Green Energy Fund would impose a minimal fee to fund renewable energy projects on campus. Some UF students are already coming up with new ideas for their action plan to help create a more sustainable campus. Mark Grafton, a marketing senior with a minor in sustainability, helped start a new organization called Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions. The organization hopes to make a big impact with a new project called T-Totes. "We are building On a bike-powered sewing machine right now," Grafton said. The bike-powered sewing machine will be used to sew together old T-shirts to make reusable tote bags. Grafton would like to share his ideas with some of the other environmental organizations at UF "I think it'd be cool to have the leaders of all the sustainable organizations here on campus talking about what their doing and about their specific organization," Grafton said. Max Reed/ Alligator Staff Lynn Scarlett discusses future opportunities of green careers during a speech about "Conservation in an Era of Scarcity" to a group of students and faculty at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Tuesday night. Scarlett is the former deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Commissioners may take cleanup case to Washington 0 THE ALACHUA COUNTY COMMISSION WILL ASK SENATORS BILL NELSON AND MARCO RUBIO TO GET INVOLVED. By MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Writer The Alachua County Commission is frustrated about the Cabot-Koffers Superfund site clean up, so it may take its case to the nation's capital. "Help us," Lee Pinkoson, chairman of the commission, said to Marion Turner, a liaison between the Commission and Washington D.C. Turner said that a decision about how the site will be cleaned up has been delayed by the Environmental Protection Agency for more than a decade. He offered a solution. Turner suggested organizing a meeting where Gainesville, Alachua County and federal officials, namely Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, can have the opportunity to sit down and discuss the Superfund cleanup with the EPA. Former Alachua County Commissioner Penny Wheat said she thinks Wheat something needs to be done or the county's water supply may be in jeopardy. "Your objective is to embarrass the hell out of the people in Washington who haven't been doing a damn thing for a very long time," Wheat said to the commissioners. Commissioner Paula Delaney said that the Commission should have sat down with the EPA years ago. "It does seem like we haven't gotten anywhere," she said. "I do think it's time to start chewing on people," Take advantage of The Alligator to fill your 2011vacancles!Advertise in these special sections, and spotlight your property! 15% discount with placement in all 4 dates Quater page real estate ads or larger will be spotted on the map for NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE! Call your sales rep today! 352-376-4482 Wed. Feb 16 wed. March 23 Wed. March '>cl Wed. April

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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 State of Unity Speech shows parties can reach compromise anticipated most of the talking points and even the tone of the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Two things have caught us off guard, however. The first was the manner in which we had to watch the speech -on our computers and some of us from our homes. Our office lost power, and we used our limited resources to bring the paper together. As surprising as the outage was, we were more taken aback by an overarching spirit of compromise in both President Obama's speech and the Republican response as delivered by Rep. Paul Ryan. Both sides seemed to agree to cut government spending in many of the same places. They agreed that this is the time to act. This isn't to say we didn't see some pursed lips, neareyerolls or worried faces. However, we did notice several appeals from either side overlapping, most of which concern the economy and would, if executed correctly, help the American people. Yet, as the President said, "What comes of this moment will be determined not by whether we can sit together tonight, but whether we can work together tomorrow." For all his semi-funny jokes and awkward pauses, this rang true for us. Obama laid out guidelines for what he would and would not concede in each topic he discussed, including government spending, health care and Social Security. He also guaranteed he would veto any bill on his desk marred by earmarks, a measure Majority Leader Harry Reid has already questioned. We're ready to call the idea into question too, given the prominence of the practice, but we're glad to see the president looking to both sides of the aisle for ideas to improve the country. Perhaps the speech was more toned down and agreeable because of the Tucson shootings, which the President addressed briefly in his introduction. With the spotlight turned to political rhetoric, many of the speech attendees will be under pressure to play nice -at least in public. There's also the possibility that Obama wants a way to say "it wasn't me" if warranted legislation stalls. He's set the tone for compromise, making it difficult to get egg on his face later this year. For all the talk, Americans want results and action. What the president says is less important to us than what he and Congress accomplish. Even more vital than that are the results from their achievements, which, we hope, are new jobs. No matter which side of the aisle we sit on, college students everywhere want to know we will be able to find a job and support ourselves after we take off that cap and gown and frame our diplomas. We live in a results-based society where few benefit from merely trying. We must do, and so must our politicians. Otherwise, like other people failing to do their job and to produce the expected results, our leaders may find themselves out of work. 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 wiii be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, styie and iibei Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105 W University A or send them to P0 Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions ALLIGATOR www.aIligator.org/opinion Li&l Remakes pollute Holly Within the next week, I wi11 hear the phrase "the Wesley C~ book was better. While I usually agree if if's a letters@allig book I have read, I'll be honest and say that unless it's a hyped-up children's series not involving vampires, or a trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, there are few books I've U.S. audience ever read that have film adaptations. I suppose mhat's why foreign cultur some books get made into movies -so the stories they tell the myriad of can be digested in less than two hours and I can get back an amazingly to more important things, like choosing what combination set in a suburb of outerwear I want to lug around as the Florida weather One In." All t covers every temperature and humidity level in the span you shivers yc of a day. lish, and there The adaptation of books to films makes sense from a millions were business standpoint. Investment in the film industry is are left with risky, but with potentially great rewards, including standRemakes1 ing as a legacy engrained in the collective cultural mind. To most notably this end, when going out on a limb and mashing together branding sho famous actors with a capable crew and director, it helps to an equal amoi have a story your audience already knows via a book. This as you would makes sense. surd. Why the The mentality also makes sense if you take it a step furis untranslata ther and look at the concept of the remake. Remember that problem here. old movie from the '70s about a kid who goes to a candy ficulty is one.]I factory and wins a grand prize because he has a pure heart? come up with Let's remake it and have Johnny Depp bounce around the head. The orig screen like the love-child of Oscar Wilde and a drag queen. best they can The people love him, and they can't get enough feel-good re-makes. kids' movies. The remake is a safe venture because, like the In the end, book adaptations, you already have a sampling of mhe film's recent reality potential success. Even if your movie is terrible, you can directors close guarantee a core audience of original-version lovers who DSM-IV, scree will put up with your butchery at least once. You will at then made Te least break even, came up witbThis results in rampant unoriginality in the entertainmachismo bo ment business. We need to be more critical of how we spend will be called our free time and what we decide to throw our money at. Wesley Can Bad remakes are also happening with foreign films comappears on Wet wood magic impbell ing to the U.S. Onginal, beautigator org ful films get the "Hollywood treatment" and are made worse when re-written and shot for a It's like scrubbing away any semblance of e to make the story more digestible. Among vampire stories these past few years, there is dark and mesmerizing foreign vampire film of Stockholm, Sweden, called "Let the Right he violence happens off-screen, and it gives )u'd forgotten you missed. But its not in Engfore not good enough for a U.S. audience, so spent re-shooting and changing it. Now you Let Me In," an infenor movie. n entertainment have their successes, some in television -look at The Office. But reuld annoy you. With music, would you pay unt to see an American Radiohead cover band Radiohead themselves? The concept is abfilm industry decides the message of a movie ble is beyond me. The music industry has no But I say this ignoring some differences. DifI could easily freestyle a pop song but couldn't an equivalent to "Gattaca" off the top of my inal movies coming out of Hollywood are the come up with. No wonder there are so many I'd lay my chips with the quick re-makes over television. Some shows look like the casting d their eyes, pointed to a few disorders in the ened out everyone with a triple digit IQ and en Mom, Hoarders, Jersey Shore, et al. I just a new show: a pregnant Jersey girl with a friend who hoards military memorabilia. It Grenades. pbell is afifth-year English student. His column dnesdays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Today's question: Did you watch Tuesday's question: Should the 31% YES the State of the Union address? state allow guns on college 69% NO campuses? 144 TOTAL VOTES Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org 6

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Gun control group Commend Sarah Poser for a balanced article on the allowing guns on campus in the Monday issue of the Alligator. However, Brian Malte's quote, "The more outrage there is, the more the gun lobby starts to retreat." The gun lobby is composed of the NRA and Second Amendment supporters. And, "Without a lot of protest, there is a chance the gun lobby could shove it through," Malte said. Quite the contrary. Malte's statement is deceptive. Whenever the NRA or mere gun owners show outrage over more proposed limits to gun ownership, the gun control lobby retreats. They are continually losing out with their agendas to place more restrictions on gun ownership. The gun control lobby, including The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence -a deceptive name for a major gun control organization -is notorious for quoting deceptive figures and statistics about gun violence in their anti-gun propaganda. They exaggerate the figures about gun violence to make it look like the misuse of firearms is actually worse than it actually is. I noticed that Kyle R. Mitchell used some of these deceptive numbers in his letter to the editor. The fact that the gun control lobby and its allies, such as the CDC, exaggerate the figures and are losing the battle over gun control can be verified from several sources including the NRA and Gun Owners of America. Like the majority in the gun control lobby, Brian Malte is attempting to stir up trouble so more limits to private gun ownership will be made into laws under the current Obama regime. These people loathe and hate guns and the Second Amendment, often for no more of a reason than the fact guns simply exist. Don't believe Malte's false statements. After thinking it over, do not lean toward the open carry of guns on Florida campuses. If guns were to be carried at all, besides those used by university police, concealed carry would be a better option. However, I know if Senate Bill 234 passes, the gun control supporters and those on the left would have a fit and start making up claims about open or concealed s distort facts, igno August Lee carry of guns. Some are already doSpeaking Out ing so. I am neither a member of the NRA nor Gun Owners of America. I don't belong to the Tea Party. I am simply an American who believes in and supports the Constitution as it is and as it was originally meant to be. People who apply for gun permits are required by state law to go through gun training safety courses and to become familiar with the various requirements surrounding carrying a handgun with a permit. Permits are not issued willy-nilly to someone just because they own a handgun or want to carry it either openly or concealed. These people have various requirements that they must meet and abide by, including that said people must be 21 or older. That in itself would rule out a majority of Florida college students acquiring such permits. Permits are not issued to everyone. There are those who have been denied a permit due to a criminal past, drug use or mental instability. On that note, there are about 165 million gun owners in the U.S. About 40 million of the owners are military veterans and over six million are combat veterans. Florida has issued nearly two million permits since adopting its concealed carry laws in 1987, and it had more than 760,000 licensed permit holders as of Oct. 31, 2010. How many of these gun owners have actually committed gun crimes or turned Florida or the United States into the Wild West? I think a lot of the gun control supporters have watched too much TV and too many movies. Besides that, the vast majority of the millions of guns in this nation have never been used in any sort of crime. The private ownership of guns by Americans has even struck fear into our enemies past and present. It is said that during World War II, the highest ranking admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, believed any attempt by Japanese forces to invade the U.S. would fail because, according to him, there would be a rifle behind every blade of WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 7 re Constitution grass. This is one of the main reasons the U.S. has never been invaded by an enemy military force since the War of 1812. Contrary to what Nicole lovine feels and stated in her letter to the editor, guns are not antiquated. They are still useful for self-defense, hunting, recreational target shooting or curio collecting. She appears to lack a basic understanding of guns and seems to fear them, which is not uncommon seeing how many who fear guns get their ideas from an anti-gun media, the gun control lobby and movies or TV. Many who once feared guns overcame their fear by actually taking the lime to learn by taking gun training and safety courses. If properly used, stored, maintained and treated with the proper respect, they are not the evil tools they have been made out to be. Sadly, some are misused, like in the cases of the Tucson shooter or the Virginia Tech shooting. These incidents should be examples as to why concealed carry should be allowed without restrictions. If there had been trained concealed carry gun owners in Tucson or at Virginia Tech, things would have turned out differently, and there would not have been as many people dead. Cops can't read minds and can't be everywhere at once, even though that seems to be a common belief. It's up to the individuals to defend themselves, their loved ones or those around them, no matter the form of self-defense. The Second Amendment to our great Constitution states that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." The Second Amendment is not strictly referring to law enforcement, security guards, private security personnel or the military only. It states "the people." Period. And the Second Amendment it is not just referring to guns. I would like to know what part of "shall not be infringed" the gun control supporters and anti-gun politicians do not understand. I also wonder what would happen if politicians or political groups tried to put limits on the gun control lobby's First Amendment rights of free speech. August Lee is a Gainesville resident. Concealed weapon carry not a threat to ca T quote James Madison: "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed -unlike citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." On Tuesday, the Alligator published a letter regarding the Florida Senate bill that would legalize concealed carry on campus. Most of the arguments presented in this letter, and by gun control advocates nationwide, play upon common fears and misconceptions people hold about firearms and their place on college campuses. Letters like that one use scare tactics and ignore facts, envisioning a fictional campus where the threat of being shot is perpetual. And yet, there are 70 campuses in the U.S. which allow concealed carry, including all public universities in the state of Utah. To date, there are no recorded cases of any gun-related crime by a student with a lawfully attained concealed carry permit. The simple fact is that many gun critics JaCob Kupp are unaware of the imSpeaking Out portance of allowing citizens their right to arms. Permitting citizens to legally arm themselves is essential to maintaining the peace: In Florida, murder rates have dropped 26 percent after concealed carry permits began being issued in 1987. Washington, D.C., however, remains the most poignant example, where, with prohibitively strict gun laws up to 2008, the murder rate was almost mpus security five times the national average. The reason is that citizens with lawfully bought firearms are not the ones committing crimes; surveys of inmates reported that 80 percent of their weapons came from family, friends, street purchases and other illegal sources. Despite regulations, criminals will find guns. One of the letters asked, "How am I supposed to defend myself against gun-toting individuals?" The answer is simple: Fire back. Jacob Kupp is a UFstudent. A section of the Alligator dedicated to giving students tips on health living and exercise! WH EN YOU PIACE YOUR AD IN THE FUN &"FITNESS SEIX1N, WE'911E GOINGTO PUMP YOU Uip! Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 16 Run Date: Wednesday, Feb. 23 Contact your sales rep today! Want More A's?

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8, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 Chefs demonstrate European cooking By RACHEL STEPHENS Alligator Contributing Writer You don't have to travel halfway around the world to experience authentic European culture. In fact, you don't even have to leave Gainesville. A series of authentic European cooking classes, sponsored by the UF Center for European Studies, will start Thursday evening. Turkish, Slovak, Bosnian/ French and Hungarian classes form the new line-up for this semester. A native from each country will be co-teaching classes along with the head chef of Take Away Gourmet, a local catering business. Classes are spread out over the next few months and will take place at Take Away Gourmet, 3345 SW 34th St. The series offers a unique learning experience, according to the center's outreach coordinator, Gail Keeler. "There's ritual and a lot of rich tradition that are handed down through generations in terms of recipes," she said. Because of demand, Take Away Gourmet has expanded and rearranged to accommodate more participants this semester. Ten students are now allowed in each class, compared Student to eight students per Life class last semester. Registration is still open, but classes are filling up quickly. People who took the class last semester were the first to register this time, Keeler said. Classes are open to vegetarians and vegans. Students can check the recipes for the class they are interested in online to see if it contains foods they can't eat. Each class costs $25. Anyone may register for a cooking class online at takeawaygourmet4u. com. MUSIC Gainesville musician speaks of blues resurrection By ELLIOT EVANS Alligator Contributing Writer The blues are back. From hearing the electric blues riffs of The Black Keys in commercials to the various projects of 21st century bluesman Jack White, blues music is making its way back into popular culture. It's all part of a century-long trend of ebbs and flows in popularity for the genre, according to John Rogers, a Gainesville resident who's played guitar for more than 40 years. Rogers, 67, presented part of "The Roots of American Music" program at a Writers' Alliance of Gainesville meeting to 38 people on Sunday at the Millhopper Branch Library. He developed the presentation as part of North Central Florida Blues Society's "Blues in the Schools" program. The presentation gives a brief history of the origins of blues music through storytelling and songs, including some of Rogers' originals, as well as other blues standards. He started playing guitar when he was 19 while recovering from a foot injury. He bought a $29 guitar and played the popular folk music of the day. After graduating from Dartmouth College with an English degree, he moved to Greenwich Village -the famed musicians' haven -to attend New York University. He was exposed to the music that stirred something in him. "The blues grabbed me by the lapels, spun me around, slammed me down on the ground and said, 'This is the music you're going to play, boy,"' he said during his presentation. While in New York, he saw famed blues musician Mississippi John Hurt perform at the Gaslight Cafe, which he said was the best way for him to learn the style. "The blues grabbed me by the lapels, spun me around, slammed me down on the ground and said, 'This is the music you're going to play, boy."' John Rogers Gainesville resident and guitarist "I did what every love-struck guitarist does," he said. "I started copying others." Last year, Rogers recorded his second album, "Old and New, Borrowed and Blue." In addition to selling his albums at CDBabycom, he sells them for $10 at Satchel's Pizza, 1800 NE 23rd Ave., where he performs monthly. Although he said he has no immediate plans to record any new material, he's trying to expand his "The Roots of American Music" presentation as he approaches retirement from his corporate job. He said he'll perform a lot during April and May when the music festivals go into full swing. As he continues writing and performing his music, he has also started working on a novel, which he said is just another part of his creativity. "Nobody really understands the creative process," he said. "As far as I can tell, everyone does it different." City plans homeless center By KAITLYNN FLOYD Alligator Contributing Writer AlthoughGainesville was ranked asthefifthmeanest city toward the homeless in the U.S. in 2008, developments on the City of Gainesville/ Alachua County 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness are taking steps in a positive direction. The next big step is the construction of the One-Stop Homeless Assistance Center. The center will house 68 homeless people and offer several different services. Alachua County's Poverty Reduction Program Director John Skelly helped start the initiative. Skelly said several of the plan's objectives have had a slow start, but the center is beginning to take action. "It's not only adding more beds, which is important .but the transitional house will allow them to stay for six months to a year, and the services will help end their homelessness," he said. Construction on the center, which will be built on Northwest 53rd Avenue, is planned to begin this summer and completion is expected summer or fall of 2012. The public will be able to help create this home after construction begins. Skelly said plans exist to start a website for the center that resembles a registry. People will be able to buy from a list of specific items the center needs. Christy Finnegan, executive director of Arbor House, said the center is needed very much and will offer several services including food stamps and support. With the downturn of the economy, Finnegan has noticed homelessness is a growing problem. "Some people used to volunteer at these organizations, and now they are clients," Finnegan said. In 2010, Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry counted 1,292 people in Gainesville without adequate housing. Study tests video games' effects on older adults THEY PLAYED "CRAZY TAXI." By DIANA JACOBSON Alligator Contributing Writer UF researchers hope to find ways to improve and maintain the mental functions of older adults using something many college students are familiar with -video games. The Research to Examine Videogame Interventions for Visual Attention study aims to assess whether an action video game can improve visual attention in adults. Visual attention affects a person's ability to perform tasks such as driving, reading medication labels or finding items in a pantry. Later in life, visual attention declines, but there may be a way to get some of that back. In the study currently going on at UF, Patricia Belchior and Michael Marsiske are aiming to find a way to link the use of action video games, in this case "Crazy Taxi," to the visual attentiveness of older adults. Marsiske said "Crazy Taxi" is a simple game without complicated controls. "That means that our older adults, all of whom are novice game players, can focus on actually 'driving,' and thereby getting visual attention practice," he said. The subjects of the study will be randomly assigned U F to three different Research groups. One group of people will play "Crazy Taxi" to practice their visual attention. The second group will play the PositScience game called InSight. The third group will not receive any visual attention training at all. Subjects chosen to play "Crazy Taxi" will log about 64 hours of practice time during the approximated seven months they participate in the study. Rain, rain, go away Students rush to class as torrential rainfall and thunderstorms cast gray clouds over Gainesville on Tuesday. The storm brought lightning and 1.62 inches of rain, yet the rest of the week should be mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service forecast for Gainesville.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 9 Protesters rally against meal limit outside speech Meredith Kutland/ Alligator Protesters chant in front of the Hippodrome State Theater in opposition of the meal limit for serving the homeless on Tuesday while Mayor Craig Lowe gave his State of the City speech. POLICE OFFICERS SAID THE PROTEST WAS CALM. By MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Writer About 30 protesters stood outside the Hippodrome Theatre on Tuesday to voice their displeasure for the city's treatment of homeless people as Mayor Craig Lowe gave his State of the City address. The protest was organized by the Coalition to End the Meal Limit NOW!, a group focused on repealing the 130-meal limit placed on St. Francis House, a Gainesville soup kitchen. Protesters chanted slogans such as "When did compassion go out of fashion?" and "There is no excuse for homeless abuse." Some walked silently. One clanged cowbells. Volunteers gave away homemade cornbread and vegan chili to the homeless. "While [the mayor] is giving his State of the City, we want to make sure this aspect of the state of the city is projected," said Joe Cenker, a member of the coalition. Gainesville Police Department sent officers to the Hippodrome, but Lt. Tim Hayes said the protest was calm. "As long as everyone's peacefully protesting, we're not getting involved," he said. Two citizens who supported the decision to enforce the meal limit were outnumbered as they stood among the opposition. "I'm all for feeding people," said Jai Levengood, a Gainesville Local resident who lives near News downtown. "I just think one neighborhood is being overly burdened." Steve Lyons, a resident of St. Francis House, said he's seen children, pregnant women and elderly people turned away for food. He himself has been turned away twice. Lyons said he was glad to see that the protesters cared but wasn't sure if the protest itself would change anything. "I hope it does," he said. The mayor said proposed police department merger is non-negotiable CITY, from page 1 fic management system and the upgraded traffic light system as examples, while still funding services and programs, such as afterschool and mentoring programs. He also hinted that the city may re-examine some of the cuts made in the past year. One of the issues that is nonnegotiable, Lowe said, is the preservation of the Gainesville Police Department. As talks of consolidation between Gainesville Police Department and the Alachua County Sheriff's Office heat up, the mayor told the audience where he stood. "Any attempt to abolish this integral part of our city is an attack on our home rule. In short, we must save GPD," Lowe said as he was met with cheers and applause. In regard to what was arguably Gainesville's most contentious event of the year, the proposed "When the eyes of the world were upon us, you, the citizens, expressed our city's true character." Craig Lowe Gainesville mayor "International Burn a Koran Day" on Sept. 11 by the Dove World Outreach Center, Lowe praised residents for coming together to combat what he described as "inflammatory rhetoric." "When the eyes of the world were upon us," Lowe said, "You, the citizens, expressed our city's true character." Lowe also spent a good chunk of his 22-minute address discussing future plans like the development of Innovation Square, a project involving UF, the implementation of a bus rapid transit system in Gainesville and the continued battle to clean up the Superfund site. While he acknowledged a sense of uncertainty for the upcoming year given the calls from the governor's office and the state legislature for an adherence to stricter fiscal policy, Lowe remains optimistic for Gainesville's future. "We have faced the challenges of the past year head on and moved Gainesville forward through innovative thinking and proven strategies gathered from across the nation," Lowe said. "But the successes we have engineered, even in light of these difficult times, are not the pinnacle of our city's potential." Student Government elections will be held Feb. 22-23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. SG, from page I were taking. The Progress Party officially merged with the Student Alliance party Tuesday. "We're looking forward to having [the Student Alliance party members] as a part of this new, unified Progress Party," Schneider said. Meyers, who has been seriously considering running for the office for a while, said he wants to gain more exposure to campus-wide issues. He was previously chairman of the Senate Allocations Committee and a senator for the sophomore class and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. "This campus has serious problems, and it needs serious people to fix it," he said. Schneider, a student activist and an organizer for Students for a Democratic Society, said he decided to run for election because of the issues facing UF concerning relations with the University Police Department and the Florida legislature. "[UF] needs students to become more active in Student Government and take control of this thing, and it needs strong activist leadership," Schneider said. Both candidates said their parties will release the complete executive tickets early next week. The deadline to register a political party for the spring election is Thursday at noon. If candidates wish to run independently, they should register during the qualifying period. Qualifying for positions with the parties will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Monday and Tuesday in Room 284 of the Reitz Union. Students should remember to bring a photo ID. Student Senate President Ben Meyers formally announces his candidacy for Student Body president to a crowd of Unite Party members Tuesday afternoon at the Reitz Union Colonnade.

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Minutes from UF and Shands, $1050/mo @Mallorca SquareLarge 2br,2.5 ba townhouse convenient to Oaks Mall and UF/hospitals, many extras,$895/mo @Treehouse Village2/2 New Carpet,DIW, W/D incl.,on covered bus line close to downtown, UF/Shands. $595 @BIG 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 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $799 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 4-20-10-70-1 MOST WANTED Elysian Devon Roberts Black Male (DOB 12/15/86); 5'09", 165 lbs, Black Hair, Brown Eyes Wanted for: Stalking and Trespassing ALACHUA COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS Call (352) 372-STOP 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 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-250-6149 2-28-11-36-2 Gainesville Student Rentals -------Near UF -----gainesvillestudentrentals.com @5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800 @4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500 @3/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1300 @4/2 house 929 nw 22 street $1500 @4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1400 @2/1 apt 2nd floor 204 nw 18 st $1200 @2/1 apt 1st floor 204 nw 18 st $1100 @2/2 apt 2515 sw 35 place $1200 2-4-11-10-2 The Retreat at Madison Pointe 2/2s with vaulted ceilings $999 3/3 Townhomes w/Private Baths $1089 Garage included, Gated Community. 2701 NW23rd Blvd 352-372-0400 www.madisonpointe.org 4-20-66-2 WALK TO UF Available Feb. 1 BR/1 BA $550 1 year lease, SD, NS, NP Call/Text 352-870-7256 gv1132601@gmail.com 2-28-11-33-2 Available Aug 1st. 4BR/2BAvery nice house. Quiet area between UF and Santa Fe. Game room, W/D provided. Fenced backyard, pets ok. 1330 NW 39th St. $1200/mo. Call 352339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-1-11-14-2 2BR/1BA cabin, 20 acres. Fixer-upper. Horses/dogs welcome. 27802 SW 120th Lane, Newberry. $555/mo. Comes with horse. Long driveway. In Gothe State Forest. Call 330-329-8834 1-26-10-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/3BA beautiful 4-year-old house, washer/dryer provided. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, large rooms. 2108 NW 8th Ct. $1575/mo 339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-1-11-9-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA house. Beautiful wd firs, fireplace, good size rooms. W/D provided, fenced yard. Pet ok. CH/AC, DW, 830 NW 16th Ave. $1400/mo. 352-3392342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-1-11-9-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA modern house, large lot, nice trees. W/D provided, fireplace, fenced yard, 1-car garage, back deck 2606 NW 34th St. $1400/mo. 352-3392342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-1-11-9-2 Quality Houses Available Aug 1st. Walk/Bike to campus 352-339-2342 www.gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-1-11-9-2 TOWNHOUSE -2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, new carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $625/mo + sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352215-3160 2-17-11-20-2 Really nice and spacious 1 BR. Walking distance from UF! Two blocks from Beaty Towers! Pets are welcome. $460/month. With parking & laundry services in the complex. Call 352-6725479 to move in today! 1-27-5-2 **** HOUSE 4BR/2BA Avail 8/1. Remodeled, W/D, bike to UF. NO Pets. Drive by 3532 NW 7th Ave, pick up flyer. $1200/mo. 373-1558 or 246-8645 2-18-11-20-2 GREAT VALUE -WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $410, 2 BR $500. 352-335-0420 2-2811-25-2 SERENOLA PINES Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $450, 2BR $550 352-335-0420 2-28-11-25-2 BRAN D SCRABBLE' s a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada 0le2011 Hasbro. Distributed by Tnbune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved. A1 E1iO U1 D2 Ti T1i E L n 1WU Ri F4 T1i A1 E1iV Si R1W D2 Double Word Score HC1 RACK 2 RACK 2 RACK 3 WEDDED 1st LetterH E1O Ni F4 T Si Triple RACK PAR SCORE 145-155 BEST SCORE 213 FOUR RACK TOTAL TIME LIMIT: 20 MIN DIRECTIONS: Make a 2to 7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word, using scoring directions at right Finally, 7-letter words get 50point bonus. "Blanks" used as any letter have no point value. All the words are in the Official SCRABBLE' Players Dictionary, 4th Edition. SOLUTION TOMORROW For more information on books, clubs, tournaments and the school program go to www.scrabble-assoc.com or call the National SCRABBLE' Association (631) 477-0033. 01-26 Remodeled 2bd/1.5ba Townhouse; new w/d; close to mall and pub transp; 4mi from campus; free cable; partially furn; 2 parking spaces; NO PETS $650 mo (352)672-1571 2-1-11-5-2 WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN 3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free offstreet parking, all appliances including W/D, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms available. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 3-31-11-42-2 Lg Rm, 4/2, Clean + Quiet .03 mi to SFC, 8 mi UF. 2 Iv rms, laundry, garage, Ig kitchen, porch. 325 + 1/4 util (avg. 80 e/month). 1st, last, sec dep (negotiable)! 352-283-9905, sarad7821@yahoo.com 2-1-11-5-2 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING A LARGE POND. Located west of Campus Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun Subdivision. Clean & neat. $750/mo. Call 352-871-7801 2-1-11-5-2 Treehouse Village 2 beds/2baths condo incl washer & dryer. Pool & tennis court.Bus stop opposite condo.954-9186425 1-28-11-5-2 t lSuIblases Live in the CLOSEST apartment complex to UF! Price is all inclusive with: Hi-Speed Ethernet, Extended Cable Package, Water, Sewage, Garbage, Parking, Pest Control & Electric. Enjoy a private bedroom, spacious kitchen and living room. Pool on-site! Free Parking! Townhouse layout. Rent is $504 and available from Feb. 1 2011 to Aug. 9th 2011. If interested email me at ssuarez5@ufl.edu 1-27-11-5-3 OFRoommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 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 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. 1-28-11-16-4 Female looking for same to share a furnished 3BR/2BA condo. 10 mins by bus to UF campus. $400/mo including utils. Great Location! Call 850-974-0686 2-4-11-20-4 Roommate wanted. $425/mo 4/2 2 blocks form campus. 814-440-3325 or jfidorra@hotmail.com 3-2-11-30-4 iniiReal 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 Rent to Buy. 2BR/2BA Capstone Quarters Condo Near Shands. Private porch, backyard, new carpet, paint and appliances. Community Pool, $650/mo. $54,900 Call 352-378-4626 1-28-11-15-5 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 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 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 WATERBED FOR SALE Willing to deliver. Pictures available. Asking $150. MUST GO TODAY. 352-377-5560 1-26-5-6 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

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12, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 Bicycles Autos Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds EF 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. 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 iPad Owners www.CaptureNotes.com is the BEST note taking app for the iPad Created by Gators for Gators! G8R Software, LLC -GO GATORS! 1-28-8-10 Motorcycles, Mopeds ***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM** FULLSERVICE 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! lyr Warranties included. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com 4-20-1070-11 SCOOTER SERVICE New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-20-10-70-11 GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We repairALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 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 4-2010-70-11 Autos OFAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS S ORunning or not!@ NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS SOver 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 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 1 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 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 SUN CITY AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans Over 150 vehicles in stock! 352-338-1999 4-20-67-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans 30 Day Warranty 352-375-9090 4-20-67-12 W FwZanted LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-20-70-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-20-70-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed! VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED to transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: ORides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. *Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 Help Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. g the independent florida alligator ACCOUNTING CLERK The Business Office at The Alligator has an open position for an Accounting Clerk. Applicant must be a currently enrolled student, majoring in Accounting or Business Administration. Duties include operating Quickbooks accounting system to work with accounts receivables and accounts payables. Other duties consist of manipulating Excel spreadsheets, answering phones, and general office duties. Organization and a great attitude is a necessity. Candidate should be able to work 10-15 hrs per week and commit to a 1 year term. Summer availability is a MUST. Please submir resume, along with a cover letter to: Mail: Business Office, The Independent Florida Alligator PO Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Email: mbell@alligator.org AND dkradolfer@alligator.org, or Fax: 352-376-3015. No phone calls please. 0 the independent florida alligator What's black and white & read all over?? Now you can easily The Independent Florida Alligator submit your classified ad Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country for print and/or web editions by applying to be a right thru our website! PAID SALES REP If 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. tes Fifi 1. POP CULTURE: Who coined the phrase "flower powNer"'? 2. SCIENCE: What is another name for beta carotene? 3. LANGUAGE: What does the title "mnahatna' literally mean? 4. LITERATURE: Who wrote "The Color Purple"? 5. HISTORY: Who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo? 6. GEOGRAPHY: The Hawaiian islands are a part of what larger group of Pacific islands'? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Who was the private citizen who was filming President Kennedy's motorcade with a home-movie camera when Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas? 8. TELEVISION: What was the name of the German commandant in "Hogan's Heroes"? 9. COMICS: In the comic strip "Lli andi Lois," what is the name of the couple's youngest daughter'? 10. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which president was sometimes called "the rail splitter"? Answers 1. Beat poet Allen Ginsberg 2. Vitamin A 3. Great soul 4. Alice Walker 5. Duke of Wellington 6. Polynesia 7. Abraham Zapruder 8. Col. Wilhelm Klink 9. Trixie 10. Abraham Lincoln C 2011 King Features Synd Inc Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. BARTENDING $300 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 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 ww.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 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 2-8-10-30-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT Flexible, minimum 20 weekday hours. Excellent Word, Excel, typing, internet skills. $7.25/hr. Indicate, major, graduating semester, available schedule. sival950@yahoo.com 1-28-11-22-14 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 by David L. Hoyt 1 1 2 4 CLUE ACROSS ANSWER 1. Low-lying, soggy area SAM S O R 5. Three-toed mammal N 0 R I H 6 Flat strip PATS R 7. Type of TV show TREAEP CLUE DOWN ANSWER 1. Mortuary UROMEG 2. Make available again R S I E U E S 3. Plague ERCSGUO 4. Container with a spout PEATTO CLUE: A lily family member. BONUS How to play Complete the crossword puzzle by looking at the clues and nscrambling the aswers puzzle is com lte uunscrambe the circled letters to solve the bONUS. rn0vadj v-g zod-eot-gvi oAnoog-g ,9Jo 1_d[ [ 2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. Wd9Q-vL de,4g-y9 Oul1J]yg a34oW-V :G'MGNV & HoytDesigns. AllRights Reserved, Send comments to TMS -435 N. 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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 13 W Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Services Health Services An 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 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 GET PAID TO WAVE! ENERGETIC AND OUTGOING. NEED COSTUMED WAVERS FOR LIBERTY TAX ON ARCHER RD. HRLY PAY + BONUS. FLEXIBLE HOURS. GREAT JOB FOR STUDENTS. CALL 672-6300 2-4-11-20-14 University Athletic Association -Accounting Currently seeking flexible individual for parttime (OPS) filing clerk. Varied duties including data entry and filing. Experienced in Microsoft Excel & good organizational skills required. Minimum wage position averaging 20 hour per week. Please fax resume to (352) 375-5182. 1-26-11-12-14 Summer Jobs 0 $2100 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 13 -July 30. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. 4-20-11-66-14 Computer tech, Skills to repair comps. Must have car. Be honest, available, dependable. Part time, make own hours. hr@blue4.com 1-26-11-10-14 OSOATTENTION SMOKERS!@@@ SODo you want to quit smoking?@@ Smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 2-9-20-14 HOUSEKEEPING -CLEANING JOB All around cleaning & laundry. FT available Mon-Fri, 10am -5pm. $7.25/hr, experience and good attitude preferred. Call 256-3323 for more info and interview. 2-2-15-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2011-65-14 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS 1 Place to chill out 4 "In all likelihood 11 Hollywood hrs. 14 Many, many moons 15 Land purveyor 16 Mr. !: old whodunit game 17 Diana Prince's alter ego 19 Have some grub 20 Wore 21 Thus 23 Cutting the mustard 24 Peter Parker's alter ego 27 Arctic explorer John 28 Quetzalc6atl worshiper 30 Aromatherapist's supply 31 Britt Reid's alter ego 35 Bite for Mister Ed 36 Bray beginning 37 Steve Rogers's alter ego 45 Kubla Khan" river 46 Meted (out) 47 XV years before the Battle of Hastings 48 Linda Lee Danvers's alter ego 51 Trade punches 52 Sound acquisition? 53 More artful 55 Flight board abbr. 56 Reed Richards's alter ego 61 Bis plus one, to a pharmacist 62 Lizards with dewlaps 63 Hunters": History Channel show with the tagline "Hoax or History?" 64 Many SAT takers 65 Abundant flow 66 Pink Floyd guitarist Barrett DOWN 1 Use a Singer 2 High-muck-amuck 3 "General Hospital" actress 4 Cookie that might flavor a McFlurry 5 "Jurassic Park" actress 6 Margery of kids' rhyme 7 Road warning 8 Source of 20s, for short 9 Author Dahl 10 "Sesame Street" regular 11 Early arrival 12 Natural seasoning 13 Jackson Hole backdrop 18 HST's successor 22 Danish coins 23 Museum fare 24 Canonized mile. 25 Write 26 Cologne pronoun 28 "How now? 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Sports WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org UF edges UGA in double overtime By GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer gluca@alligator org ATHENS, Ga. -After missing two critical free throws in the closing moments of regulation, Erving Walker found redemption by draining a game-tying three with one second left in overtime, igniting the Gators. Walker's shot forced an extra period Florida (16-4, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) would dominate en route to a 104-91 double-overtme victory over Georgia (14-5, 3-3 SEC) on Tuesday in Athens. "In a situation like that, there's no time to think," Walker said. "You just have to be ballsy and step up and knock it down." Following a free throw from Jeremy Price that extended Georgia's lead to three with six seconds remaining in overtime, Walker took the inbounds pass and drove past half court. About 30 feet from the basket, Walker pulled up and drilled the high-arcing, game-tying three with just one second remaining. "With him, it's always got a chance," coach Billy Donovan said. Walker's last-second heroics came just minutes after he cost his team an opportunity to seal the win in regulation. With the Gators leading by four and 35 seconds remaining, Walker missed the front end of a one-andone. Georgia junior guard Gerald Robinson followed with a three to cut Florida's lead to one, and Walker AP Photo Florida junior guard Erving Walker drives on Georgia guard Gerald Robinson in the second half of UF's 104-91 win Tuesday night in Athens. again found himself at the line with 21 seconds left. This time, the junior connected on the front end but missed the second, leaving the door open for Georgia junior forward Trey Thompkins to score a tip-in at the buzzer and send the game to overtime. "I was definitely kicking myself," Walker said. "I put my team at risk with that. I should've been able to put the game away, but we battled and we re just happy to come out with the win." The junior point guard followed his game-changing three with the first basket of double overtime, giving the Gators a lead they would never relinquish. Florida dominated the second overtime period 19-6 thanks to the efforts of junior Chandler Parsons, who scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds in the final five minutes. "I just tried to take over and be aggressive," Parsons said. "I'm just going to play the same way I keep playing all year long, and I was fortunate to hit some shots and make some plays in double overtime." Although they were playing their third game in six days, the Gators looked to be the much fresher team down the stretch. Florida tied its highest scoring output in SEC games under Donovan just two games removed from putting up the fewest points (45) in the Donovan era Thursday at Auburn. The Gators made 5 of 7 field goals in the final period while holding Georgia's big three of Thompks, Robinson and junior guard Travis Leslie to just three points. "Putting us through that conditioning and all that stuff, it all paid off," Walker said. "Sometimes coach gets mad at us in practice telling us to run suicides. Those extra suicides probably helped us out here, that we had legs to finish it off." Although Thompkins, the preseason SEC Player of the Year, finished the game with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Florida defended him well after halftime. The junior had just nine points and four rebounds in the game's final 30 minutes. "He's a great player, so we had to know where he was at all times," Parsons said. "Our whole game plan going in was the weakside guard sitting in his lap." UF GYMNASTICS Dickerson builds off sensational freshman season By ALLISON BANKO Alligator Writer It began as a routine recruiting trip to a Jacksonville gymnastics studio. The Florida gymnastics coaching staff arrived at Gymnastics Unlimited to check out another recruit, but it was a young Ashan6e Dickerson, donned in orange and blue, practicing her vault, who would morph into the Gators' future star. "We were actually there to see another gymnast that was about two or three years older thanAshan6e," coach Rhonda Faehn said. "Ashan6e was vaulting, and she stood out, obviously. Her coaches pointed to her and said, 'She's going to be your next Gator.' From that point on, we've always had our eyes on Ashan6e." Flash forward to Dickerson's sophomore year at UF, SEE GYM, PAGE 15 Gators say youth not a good eXcuse m FLORIDA'S MISTAKES HAVE BEEN CRITICAL IN CREATING ITS FOUR-GAME LOSING SKID. By MATT WATTS Alligator Writer All season, the Gators have had a crutch to lean on after making mistakes: six new players trying to adapt at the next level. 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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 15 Sophomore shows no signs of slump, personality revealing itself GYM, from page 14 and she's done more than just become another Gator. With her performance in Friday's meet against LSU, Dickerson reeled in her 10th all-around title. She won all four of the meet's events, the first UF gymnast to do so since 2000. "It was great," Dickerson said. "I don't pay attention to my scores so I didn't know what my all-around score would be. I just went out there and had fun with my teammates because we knew the crowd was against us." Due to her stellar performance against the Tigers, Dickerson was named Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Week for the second time in her collegiate career. "She'll come back in immediately after winning every event and the all-around and get right back to work," Faehn said. "She doesn't expect to get a little bit of a break or say, 'Hey I've won so many meets, I don't have to work as hard, I'm good.' She works even harder to fix the smallest little UF sophomore gymnast Ashan6e Dickerson has not regressed at all after being named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2010. She won the all-around title vs. LSU on Friday, posting the highest score in each of her four events. mistakes. She's awesome. Dickerson's drive to compete for Florida wasn't something that spontaneously came about. She said it's been a dream she's had since she was a mere 8 years old. "I've wanted to be a Gator ever since I was a little girl," she said. "Now, it's comfortable. It's my home now." In the summer of 2009, now-senior Maranda Smith was training in the practice facilities at Florida when Dickerson first stepped in the studio as the Gators' newest gymnast. "From the first day, she was all ready to do full routines, and she was sticking landings," Smith said. "I always knew she was going to be a rock star out on the floor." Despite Dickerson's spunky attitude on the mats and powerful performances that earned her SEC Freshman of the Year last season, she became known as the shy one. Now, midway through her sophomore year, her shell has finally started to break. "She's definitely provided more of her personality," Smith said. "She cheers. She leads. She's still the great, same gymnast she was last year but just a little more spice behind her." On top of Dickerson's more outgoing personality being unleashed this season, Faehn said, another noticeable difference from last season is seen in her efforts to improve her gymnastics on a more specific scale. "She's really working hard on her polish since last year," Faehn said. "She has the power, she has the tricks, but Gymnastics she's worked really hard on her form, her flexibility, her overall presentation, and that's making a big difference. She's really maturing as a gymnast." Currently, Dickerson is ranked No. 3 nationally for allaround gymnasts, proving that she's the farthest thing away from a sophomore slump. In the corner of the gymnastics studio Dickerson's always dreamed to be in, there is a marker-stained whiteboard scribbled with the words "Ask yourself, what am I doing to bring this team to victory?" The Gators have already proved themselves victorious this season, sitting pretty at a No. 1 national ranking, a spot that Dickerson has no doubt contributed to immensely. Pressure situations affecting young squad's ability to hold onto leads WHOOPS, from page 14 and five limes in the final five and a half minutes during a 15-4 run that ultimately sealed a one-point loss. Making matters worse, an unhealthy amount of the Gators' woes seem unforced. Junior guard Jordan Jones agreed with that assessment. "Definitely," she said. "And I think coach Butler would agree as well. "It really sets the tone for how we're going to play when we have turnovers on the first four possessions. We're on a losing streak, and I think that's one of the main contributions to that." Jones also echoed the sentiment that UF is allowing teams to take advantage of their mistakes -not that it could be denied. Florida had a 16-point lead with 14:21 left at Georgia on Jan. 16. Its next three possessions? Turnover, turnover, foul. The Bulldogs scored on each opportunity and cut into the Gators' lead. UF's advantage dwindled to five points with less than six minutes left, but it appeared Florida still had the game in its grasp. Then, the Gators committed five turnovers that led to 10 Georgia points, and all of a sudden, Butler was answering questions about another devastating defeat instead of a thrilling road victory. Jones said the atmosphere of road games in the Southeastern Conference can be tough on the first-year players, yet agreed with Butler's opinion that the time for excuses has passed. "We have to grow up," she said. "The youth and inexperience can be part of our immaturity. We let teams go on runs, and it kind of gets us down. Part of that can be attributed to youth, but it can't be used an excuse." The catalyst to UF's problems, Butler said, has been pressure. She recognized the nerves involved in protecting a lead and the ability to handle defensive pressure as areas causing headaches. While Butler acknowledged the intensity UF faced in recent games is tough to emulate, she said she has dedicated time in praclce to recreating similar situations in an effort to ready her team. "But the hardest part .is getting a lead against such a great team," Butler said. "The finishing out part shouldn't be the part that we're struggling with." Saj Guevara/ Alligator Staff Freshman guard Jaterra Bonds, who has recorded a team-high 65 turnovers this season, said the Gators must limit their mistakes, and the fact that the team has six freshmen is no longer an excuse for poor play.

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16, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 Sophomore Lauren Embree, last season's SEC Player of will lead Florida as it tries to live up to its No. 2 ranking. UF WOMEN'S TENNIS No. 2 Gators ignoring By STEPHEN SHEEHAN Embree's return provides UF Alligator Writer with another talented player on a roster that already features five High rankings come with high expectations, and this season Florida has a lot to live up to. On Monday, coaches from the Southeastern Conference voted the Gators as the unanimous favorite to win their second consecutive SEC title. The preseason predictions and No. 2 ranking are nothing new for coach Roland Thornqvist and his team. "That's sort of an unspoken thing every year here," he said. "We always have high expectations. That's frankly why our players come to Florida. That's the best way to do it: get players on board that are already used to high expectations both from themselves and externally." After nearly winning the NCAA finals last season, this year's squad features six returning players including SEC Player of the Year Lauren Embree and SEC Freshman of the Year Allie Will. Embree's second season in Gainesville has been met with adversity, as a wrist injury prevented her from participating in the fall. The talented sophomore will ys/Aligator play singles for the first time, as the Year, the Gators open the season today at 5 p.m. against UCF at home. players ranked in the ITA's top 100. "Our players were sort of used to maybe the idea of not having Lauren day in and day out, and now that may be changing for the better for us," Thornqvist said. "We always have high expectations. That's frankly why our players come to Florida. That's the best way to do it: get players on board that are already used to high expectations both from themselves and externally." Roland Thornqvist UF women's tennis coach The Gators have a blend of experience and youth that should bode well this season. Freshmen Olivia Janowicz, Alexandra Cercone and Sofie Oyen have contributed this season, with Janowicz winning the ITA Southeast Regional in October. Although all three players have experience playing in highprofile matches at the junior national and international levels, today will be their first taste of dual-match play. early hype "It's very different than playing as a junior on the junior circuit, where you only play for yourself," Thornqvist said. "Here, you have the added pressure of playing for Florida with the big name in front. "You play on a team where more often than not, you have the bull's-eye on you." With a strong freshman class and several key veterans, handling the depth of such a talented squad is no easy task. "One of our challenges, I think, this year is, with having so many talented players, to have each one of them find a role on the team," Thornqvist said. "Even though the younger ones are very talented, they can't really lead us no matter where they play in the lineup." The team has underperformed in doubles so far, so the Gators spent the past week building chemistry and making improvements, looking to put those on display against UCF. "We are going to continue to try and press to the importance of playing good doubles to start off dual matches well," Thornqvist said, "and I think we have the players to be a very good doubles team. "So, hopefully some of the work we've done in the past few days will show itself when we play Central Florida." Thursdays: 7-1 Opm GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS Alan Stowell & l25% OFF any one GNC Product On the Avenue a CP Heaton Cannot be combined. One Coupon per customer Bleras Folk Ble & Ceti 3914 SW Archer Rd PC or Mac Problems. STUDENT LOANS! Free diagnostic TVs Stereos e Jewelry e Tools We buy laptops Musical Instruments A good place to pawn! (32 37-2984BEST JEWELRY & LOAN 1015 W. University Ave.3rd Ave 352) 371-4367 2nd Floor PAWN BROKERS MAKE YOUR o VALENTINE EXTRA HAPPY! Place your H E A R T o L I N E 5 t-nessage in the Vclentine'5 Day special section for only 3 10 cnd be eligible to win priz es frorn: PRAI E'S Fk PPODROME -7anuefs )Y9 I i r i s t Vntage (00m It's EASY -go to 0www.alligator.org/classifleds/ ''"" & click on the link a g CUSTOM FIT I Group Training Designed By You aineless Health & F,74nes


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We Inform. You Decide. VOLUME 105 ISSUE 15 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Todayvisit www.alligator.org Florida guard Erving Walker (right) missed two free throws late in regulation but sank a 30-footer, send ing the game into double overtime, when UF pulled away for the win. See Story, Page 14. GAINESVILLE FACES AN $8.3 MILLION DEFICIT IN THE UPCOMING BUDGET.By CJ PRUNERAlligator Staff Writer After a year marked by new innovations, budget cuts, hot-button issues and a national standoff between the city and a controversial local church, Gainesville has much to look forward to in the upcoming year, Mayor Craig Lowe said in his address Tuesday. munity for its character and its resilience in the face of what he described as “tough choices.” “The obstacles of the past year were not easy to overcome,” Lowe said. “But we addressed them head on and moved forward because we are committed to making this city great.” residents involve the tightening budget. Despite slicing $10 million in spending, the city “It’s safe to say that the low-hanging fruit has been harvested,” Lowe said. “We were left with few choices for balancing the budget and none of them were easy.” most of his time propping up his vision of a city saving taxpayers money, pointing to the city’s traf-MIAMI — A grand piano recently showed up on a sandbar in Miami’s Biscayne Bay, about 200 yards from condominiums on the shore. The piano, which weighs at least 650 pounds, was placed at the highest spot along the sandbar so it doesn’t get under water during high tide. there, they know it won’t be going anywhere unless it becomes a hazard to wildlife or boaters. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino says the agency is not responsible for moving such items. And, he adds, unless it becomes a naviget involved. For now, the piano has become a fancy roost for seagulls.— THE ASSOCIATED PRESSGrand piano shows up mysteriously on sandbar in Biscayne Bay Partly cloudy 63/35FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 Jesse Lash / AlligatorMayor Craig Lowe gives his State of the City address in the Hippodrome on Tuesday afternoon. Lowe addressed the city’s budget woes as well as future plans like Innovation Square and a bus rapid transit system. Lowe praises city, says hard cuts loomSEE CITY, PA GE 9By ELIZABETH BEHRMANAlligator Staff Writer The candidates for the next something to say about block tuition. Meyers, a member of the Unite Party, and Progress Party Presiannounced Tuesday that they president. Both candidates said their platforms will focus heavily on the opposition of block tuition, which would charge stuthe number of credit hours they SG presidential candidates namedAROUND G AINESVILLEHANNAH WINSTONAlligator Writer a bigger impact on the Gainesville community by updating current programs for its passengers. by extending its Employee Bus Pass Program to more than 2,200 retired UF faculty and staff who live in the Gainesville area, according to The program, which began in 2000, allows businesses and companies with more than 100 staff members to purchase year-round, unlimited passes for employees. The cost per individual with the program is $6.75. Individuals not on the program must pay $35 a month. conscious campaign by adding a decorative wrapping on its hybrid Ford Escape to make the public aware of its work. The car, with the image of vines sprawling from the gas cap, is said they are looking to buy more hybrids for the future. ing to help the environment not only locally but globally,” he said.Bus pass program expandsSEE SG, PA GE 9 “RTS and Gainesville are trying to help the environment not only locally but globally.”Chip Skinner RTS spokesman Student Go v ernment

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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 15 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 FORECAST WHAT’S HAPPENING Peace Corps Competitive Applicant Globe Talk Today, 6:30 p.m. Hub International Center Have you ever thought of applying to the Peace Corps? Ever wondered what it takes to be a competitive applicant? The answers are waiting for you at the first GlobeTalk of the spring semester. A panel of returned Peace Corps volunteers will be sharing their experiences and answering any questions you may have at the Competitive Applicant GlobeTalk. Study in Europe this summer Today, 4 p.m. Turlington Hall 3312 Come enjoy pizza while learning about study abroad programs in Krakow, Brussels and Salzburg. Meet faculty and students and get all the details about dates, cost and scholarships. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies. For more info, call 392-8902. RUB presents Ghost Hunter Jeff Belanger Today, 8 p.m. Rion Ballroom One of the most prolific paranormal researchers today, Jeff has published a dozen books in six languages, including the best-seller “The World’s Most Haunted Places,” and is a series writer for the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures.” Come see him speak about paranor mal investigations and the equipment they entail as well as how to start a group and present your findings. Poker Tournament Friday, 7 p.m. The Vault Join Pledge 5 Foundation for its second-annual “Taking missions after above events. Improperly formatted “What’s Happening” submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. STATEScott pulls back Fla. redis tricting amendments TALLAHASSEE — A spokesman for Gov. Rick Scott has conrequest for federal approval of two new redistricting amendments to the Florida Constitution. Brian Huges on Tuesday said the new Republican governor Jan. 4 as part of his freeze on new state rules pending review by the new administration. The Justice Department must approve election law changes to ensure they are not discrimina tory. Supporters of the Fair Districts amendments, which voters adopted in November, cried foul. Florida Democratic Party Chair man Rod Smith said the withdrawal was “shameful.” Huges, though, said there will be plenty of time to get the amendments approved before redistricting is completed next year. — THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIt Off for Charity” Poker Tournament. Play for free or donate $20 for a VIP wristband that gets you free wings and beer, a tournament T-shirt, participation in the raffle and access to the band. Get $5 off if you donate your gently used clothing at the door. All clothes will benefit St. Francis House and Goodwill. Qualifying for SG Spring 2011 Election Friday, Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reitz Union room 284 You need your Gator 1 Card, or have a picture ID and know your UFID number. If you have any questions, email Amanda Griffin, supervisor of elections at elections@sg.ufl.edu. Student Body Election will be held Feb. 22 and 23. Dance Marathon Spring Registration Through Feb. 3 Help make miracles happen and register to dance for Dance Marathon 2011. Dancers do not need to be registered through or be part of an organization to par ticipate in this event. Visit Dance Marathon’s website at www.floridadm.org to register or make a donation. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an e-mail with “What’s Happening” in the subject line to ebehrman@alligator. org. Please model your sub-PARTLY CLOUDY 63/35 SUNNY 61/35 SUNNY 66/40 SUNNY 62/38 SUNNY 68/44 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY TODAY

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON — Pleading for unity in a newly divided government, President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind his vision of economic revival for an anxious nation, declaring in his State of the Union address Tuesday night: “We will move forward together or not at all.” The president unveiled an agenda of carefully balanced political goals: a burst of spending on education, research, technology and transportation to make the nation more competitive, alongside pledges, in the strongest terms of his presidown spending deemed wasteful to America. Yet he never explained how he’d pull that off or what speObama spoke to a television audience in the millions and a Congress sobered by the assassination attempt against one if its own members, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Her seat sat empty, and many lawmakers of competing parties sat together in a show of support and civility. Yet differences were still evident, as when Democrats stood to applaud his comments on health care and tax cuts while Republicans next to them sat mute. In his best chance of the year to connect with the country, Obama devoted most of his hour-long prime-time address to the economy, the issue that dominates concern in a nation still reeling from a monster recession — and the one that will shape his own political fortunes in the 2012 election. Eager to show some budget toughness, Obama pledged to veto any bill with earmarks, the term used for lawmakers’ pet projects. House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans applauded. But Obama’s promise drew a rebuke from his own party even before he spoke, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the president had enough power and that plans to ban earmarks were “a lot of pretty talk.” Obama’s proposals Tuesday night ranged across the scope of government: cutting the corporate tax, providing wireless services for almost the whole nation, consolidating government agencies and freezing most discretionary federal the overarching theme of his speech, the president told the lawmakers: “The future is ours to win.” In essence, Obama reset his agenda as he heads toward a re-election bid with less clout and limited time before the campaign consumes more attention. The Senate’s Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said the president had gotten the message from the November midterm elections and “changed the tone years.” Obama entered the House chamber to prolonged applause, and to the unusual sight of Republicans and Democrats seated next to one another rather than on different sides of the center aisle. And he began with a political grace note, taking a moment to congratulate Boehner, the new Republican speaker of the House. Calling for a new day of cooperation, Obama said: “What comes of this moment will be determined not by whether we can sit together tonight but whether we can work together tomorrow.” On a night typically known for its political theater, the lawmakers sometimes seemed subdued, as if still in the shadow of the Arizona shootings. Many in both parties wore blackand-white lapel ribbons, signifying the deaths in Tucson and the hopes of the survivors. Giffords’ husband was watching the speech from her bedside, as he held her hand. Halfway through his term, Obama stepped into this moment on the upswing, with a series of recent legislative wins in his pocket and praise from all corners for the way he responded to the shooting rampage in Arizona. But he confronts the political reality is that he must to lead a divided government for the Americans disapproving of the way he is handling the economy. Over his shoulder a reminder of the shift in power on Capitol Hill: Boehner, in the seat that had been held by Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In a speech with little focus on national security, Obama appeared to close the door on keeping ence in Iraq beyond the end of the year. “This year, our civilians will forge a lasting partnership with the of bringing our troops out of Iraq,” the president said.Obama: US will ‘move forward together or not at all’AP PhotoPresident Obama is applauded by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Vice President Joe Biden during the State of the Union address.

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By CHELSEA HULLAlligator Writer Student Senators had a long discussion about labor rights during their meeting this week. Senators passed a resolution Tuesday night urging Publix to support a code of conduct outlined by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. “Justice is not 50 cents for a 32-pound bucket of tomatoes,” said Senator Cassia Laham, who helped draft the resolution. Oscar Otzoy, a member of the coalition, shared his per sonal experiences with the working conditions of the immigrant farm workers. His testimony was translated by Mark Rodriguez. “Our basic rights are not respected,” Otzoy said. “We receive wages which are below the poverty level. All we want is for Publix to do the same thing that other companies have done.” Nine other food retailers, including McDonald’s, Subway and Whole Foods have signed similar agreements demanding better working conditions in their supply chains, according to the resolution. Another resolution supporting graduate assistants’ rights to have a labor union achieved almost unanimous consent. The resolution was written in response to recently introduced Florida legislation amending union requirements which, if passed, would invalidate the current union, Graduate Assistants United. “Graduate Assistants United represents the people who come out in the rain and teach our classes, grade our papers and ultimately help make our degrees as valuable as they are,” said former Progress Par ty Sen. Dave Schneider.By ALLISON BANKOAlligator Writer An estimate of Florida’s population conducted by a UF research center was accurate within two tenths of a percent in comparison with the actual U.S. Census Bureau’s counts released for 2010. The Bureau of Economic and Business Research, part of UF’s Warrington College of Business Administration, found Florida’s population to be 18,772,352, only a slight difference to the census’s count of 18,801,310 people. According to Stanley Smith, the bureau’s program director and UF economics professor, estimates in years past fell around percentage errors of 1.6 to 1.8 percent. This year’s difference is the lowest the bureau has ever reached. “It validates our methodology,” Smith said. “It shows that what we’ve been doing has been very accurate, probably about as accurate as you can get.” According to Smith, the bureau has a contract with the Florida Legislature to produce population estimates throughout the state for distribution of state revenue sharing dollars and budgeting purposes. Collecting the data is a yearlong process that the bureau has “It takes a lot of effort,” Smith said. “We have one person that works basically year-round on collecting data and corresponding with local areas. Then, I spend quite a bit of time as well on producing the estimates in certain times of the year. It takes a great deal of effort to come up with that.” The bureau also produces population counts for cities and Census will not be released until February. Thus, the bureau’s accuracy in that area has not yet been calculated. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011Dana Burke / Alligator StaffProgress Party President Dave Schneider speaks in favor of graduate assistants’ right to have a union at the Student Senate meeting on Tuesday night. STUDENT GOVERNMENTSenators talk labor policies By ALEX ORLANDOAlligator Writer You’re probably not learning as much in college as you should be. That’s what “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses” suggests about students today. The book is a study of 2,300 students in four-year colleges, which found that 45 percent of students did not improve their learning skills by the end of sophomore year. Thirty-two percent of students are not taking classes that require more than 40 pages of reading or 20 pages of writing per semester. Would that be the case at UF? “It certainly would,” said Jeanna Mastrodicasa, assistant vice president for student affairs. The culprits, she said, are students who enroll in classes with smaller course loads, favoring a high GPA over a challenge. the path of least resistance,” she said. But these trends aren’t new, Mastrodicasa said. In a survey conducted by Student Experience in the Research Univer sity, researchers found that 46 per cent of UF students were spending more than 11 hours a week studying or working on homework, compared with 59 percent of students at other universities. The same study found that 75 percent of UF students spend more than 11 hours a week in classes or labs compared with 86 percent of students at other universities. Those were compared with 30 percent of UF students who said they spent more than six hours a week partying, as opposed to 22 percent of students who do the same at other universities. Kevin Knudson, UF honors program director, said he attributes the lack of learning to students who for review. For example, a student who scored Advanced Placement calculus test in high school might elect to take the same class in college as a review for an “easy A” or to prolong his or her stay. “College is fun, right? Students don’t want to leave early,” he said. Andrew Daw, a freshman taking 13 credits this semester, said he can understand why other students might not be making educational gains. He pointed to easy general education electives and a sense of freedom for freshmen. “You have the ability to be apathetic,” he said. Study: UF students not learning much THE COMPANY WANTS TO MAKE BRANDS HEALTHIER. By LEILA MILGRIMAlligator Contributing Writer Walmart is taking measures to make a healthier lifestyle more available to its customers. CEO Bill Simon said that because Walmart has more than 140 million customers visit each week, it is “uniquely positioned to make a difference” by making food healthier and cheaper. First lady Michelle Obama joined forces with the company to formulate a program Walmart will implement over the next 10 years to encourage shoppers to eat healthier. Anne Mathews, research assistant scientist in the department of food science and human nutrition at UF, was invited by Walmart to attend a teleconference discussing its new initiative. Mathews said by cant changes in its branded foods She said Walmart pla`ns to eliminate trans fats and reduce sugar and sodium from its products. Mathews, a registered dietician, said she feels Walmart’s initiative is worthwhile. She said she hopes it can make a difference. Walmart is focusing on making sure staple food items like canned goods, mixes, yogurts, drinks and bread are nutritional and healthier. “In society today, families struggle to shop for easily prepared meals,” Mathews said. “So anything we can do to make easily accessed options healthier is great.” The part of Walmart’s initiative that Mathews is most excited about is the company’s plan to lower the cost of fruits and vegetables. “Small studies have shown that people don’t buy fruits and vegetables because they are so expensive, and processed food items are cheaper,” Mathews said. “If fruits and vegetables are more accessible to more people, to me that is the most important part of the initiative.” Nineteen-year-old Johan Bueno said that by lowering the prices of healthy food items, Walmart will become a more appealing grocery store to people who feel they can’t afford to make a lifestyle change in. “I feel like many people are forced to eat unhealthy because health food stores are so expensive, and then they feel like they can’t afford healthier options,” Bueno said. He said he thinks Walmart’s image could improve substantially from this initiative if Walmart’s advertising strategy promotes it well. “Not only will this help out people who eat unhealthy foods, but it will also help people who eat healthy, like me, to save money on their grocery bills,” Bueno said.Walmart launches national program to sell healthier food UF Re searc h Smith “Not only will this help out people who eat unhealthy foods, but it will also help people who eat healthy, like me, to save money on their grocery bills.”Johan Bueno Local shopperBusiness research bureau’s population estimate was spot on

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BY SKYLAR RAMSEYAlligator Contributing Writer Ideas to improve sustainability on college campuses were shared among students from seven differ Student Sustainability Summit on Tuesday. The two-day event hosted by Gators Going Green kicked off with 25 students in the Reitz Union. Taylor Cremo, the co-director of programming for Gators Going Green, said the summit was a chance for student leaders around er and discuss sustainability. Cremo said a greater push for change is created when students come together from many schools pus. “Sustainability as a whole can only be achieved if it is a concerted effort,” she said. In addition to the development of new ideas, the summit will address environmental policy proposals like the Student Green said Bailey Kilbourne, agency director of Gators Going Green. The Student Green Energy on campus. coming up with new ideas for their action plan to help create a more sustainable campus. Mark Grafton, a marketing senior with a minor in sustainability, helped start a new organization called Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions. The organization hopes to make a big impact with a new “We are building a bike-powered sewing machine right now,” Grafton said. The bike-powered sewing machine will be used to sew together old T-shirts to make reusable tote bags. Grafton would like to share his ideas with some of the other envi“I think it’d be cool to have the leaders of all the sustainable or ganizations here on campus talking about what their doing and Grafton said. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 Max Reed / Alligator StaffLynn Scarlett discusses future opportunities of green careers during a speech about “Conservation in an Era of Scarcity” to a group of students and faculty at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Tuesday night. Students discuss sustainability practices at summit THE ALACHUA COUNTY By MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Writer The Alachua County Commission is frustrated about the Cabot-Koffers Super fund site clean up, so it may take its case to the nation’s capital. “Help us,” Lee Pinkoson, chairman of the commission, said to Marion Turner, a liaison between the Commission and Washington D.C. Turner said that a decision about how the site will be cleaned up has been delayed by the Environmental Protection Agency for more than a decade. He offered a solution. Turner suggested organizing a meeting where Gainesville, Alachua County and and Marco Rubio, can have the opportunity to sit down and discuss the Superfund cleanup with the EPA. ty Commissioner Penny Wheat said she thinks something needs to be done or the county’s water supply may be hell out of the people in Washington who haven’t been doing a damn thing for a very long time,” Wheat said to the commissioners. Commissioner Paula Delaney said that the Commission should have sat down with the EPA years ago. “It does seem like we haven’t gotten anywhere,” she said. “I do think it’s time to start chewing on people,”Wheat On Campu s

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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 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011Opinions Reader response Vote or post a message at www.alligator.orgColumnALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinionEditorial Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres OPINIONS EDITOR144 TOTAL VOTES31% YES 69% NOTuesday’s question: Should the state allow guns on college campuses? Today’s question: Did you watch the State of the Union address? We anticipated most of the talking points and even the tone of the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Two things have caught us off guard, however. The speech — on our computers and some of us from our homes. bring the paper together. As surprising as the outage was, we were more taken aback by an overarching spirit of compromise in both President Obama’s speech and the Republican response as delivered by Rep. Paul Ryan. Both sides seemed to agree to cut government spending in many of the same places. They agreed that this is the time to act. This isn’t to say we didn’t see some pursed lips, neareyerolls or worried faces. However, we did notice several appeals from either side overlapping, most of which concern the economy and would, if executed correctly, help the American people. Yet, as the President said, “What comes of this moment will be determined not by whether we can sit together tonight, but whether we can work together tomorrow.” For all his semi-funny jokes and awkward pauses, this rang true for us. Obama laid out guidelines for what he would and would not concede in each topic he discussed, including government spending, health care and Social Security. He also guaranteed he would veto any bill on his desk marred by earmarks, a measure Majority Leader Harry Reid has already questioned. We’re ready to call the idea into question too, given the prominence of the practice, but we’re glad to see the president looking to both sides of the aisle for ideas to improve the country. Perhaps the speech was more toned down and agreeable because of the Tucson shootings, which the President With the spotlight turned to political rhetoric, many of the speech attendees will be under pressure to play nice — at least in public. There’s also the possibility that Obama wants a way to say “it wasn’t me” if warranted legislation stalls. get egg on his face later this year. For all the talk, Americans want results and action. What the president says is less important to us than what he and Congress accomplish. Even more vital than that are the results from their achievements, which, we hope, are new jobs. No matter which side of the aisle we sit on, college students everyport ourselves after we take off that cap and gown and frame our diplomas. from merely trying. We must do, and so must our politicians. Otherwise, like other people failing to do their job and themselves out of work.State of UnitySpeech shows parties can reach compromiseRemakes pollute Hollywood magicWithin the next week, I will hear the phrase “the book was better.” While I usually agree if it’s a book I have read, I’ll be honest and say that unless it’s a hyped-up children’s series not involving vampires, or a trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, there are few books I’ve some books get made into movies — so the stories they tell can be digested in less than two hours and I can get back to more important things, like choosing what combination of outerwear I want to lug around as the Florida weather covers every temperature and humidity level in the span of a day. risky, but with potentially great rewards, including standing as a legacy engrained in the collective cultural mind. To this end, when going out on a limb and mashing together famous actors with a capable crew and director, it helps to have a story your audience already knows via a book. This makes sense. The mentality also makes sense if you take it a step fur ther and look at the concept of the remake. Remember that old movie from the ’70s about a kid who goes to a candy factory and wins a grand prize because he has a pure heart? Let’s remake it and have Johnny Depp bounce around the screen like the love-child of Oscar Wilde and a drag queen. The people love him, and they can’t get enough feel-good kids’ movies. The remake is a safe venture because, like the potential success. Even if your movie is terrible, you can guarantee a core audience of original-version lovers who will put up with your butchery at least once. You will at least break even. This results in rampant unoriginality in the entertainment business. We need to be more critical of how we spend our free time and what we decide to throw our money at. ing to the U.S. Original, beautitreatment” and are made worse when re-written and shot for a U.S. audience. It’s like scrubbing away any semblance of foreign culture to make the story more digestible. Among the myriad of vampire stories these past few years, there is set in a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden, called “Let the Right One In.” All the violence happens off-screen, and it gives you shivers you’d forgotten you missed. But it’s not in English, and therefore not good enough for a U.S. audience, so millions were spent re-shooting and changing it. Now you are left with “Let Me In,” an inferior movie. Remakes in entertainment have their successes, some branding should annoy you. With music, would you pay an equal amount to see an American Radiohead cover band as you would Radiohead themselves? The concept is abis untranslatable is beyond me. The music industry has no problem here. But I say this ignoring some differences. Difcome up with an equivalent to “Gattaca” off the top of my head. The original movies coming out of Hollywood are the best they can come up with. No wonder there are so many re-makes. In the end, I’d lay my chips with the quick re-makes over recent reality television. Some shows look like the casting directors closed their eyes, pointed to a few disorders in the DSM-IV, screened out everyone with a triple digit IQ and then made Teen Mom, Hoarders, Jersey Shore, et al. I just came up with a new show: a pregnant Jersey girl with a machismo boyfriend who hoards military memorabilia. It will be called Grenades. Wesley Campbellletters@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 To quote James Madison: “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed unlike citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” On Tuesday, the Alligator published a letter regarding the Florida Senate bill that would legalize concealed carry on campus. Most of the arguments presented in this letter, and by gun control advocates nationwide, play upon common fears and mistheir place on college campuses. Letters like that one use scare tactics and where the threat of being shot is perpetual. And yet, there are 70 campuses in the U.S. which allow concealed carry, including all public universities in the state of Utah. To date, there are no recorded cases of any gun-related crime by a student with a lawfully attained concealed carry permit. The simple fact is that many gun critics are unaware of the importance of allowing citizens their right to arms. Permitting citizens to legally arm themselves is essential to maintaining the peace: In Florida, murder rates have dropped 26 percent after concealed carry permits began being issued in 1987. Washington, D.C., however, remains the most poignant example, where, with prohibitively strict gun laws up to 2008, the murder rate was almost not the ones committing crimes; surveys of inmates reported that 80 percent of their weapons came from family, friends, street purchases and other illegal sources. Despite regulations, asked, “How am I supposed to defend myself against gun-toting individuals?” The answer is simple: Fire back. Jacob Kupp is a UF student.Concealed weapon carry not a threat to campus securityGuest columnJacob KuppSpeaking Out I commend Sarah Poser for a balanced article on the allow ing guns on campus in the Monday issue of the Alligator. However, Brian Malte’s quote, “The more outrage there is, the more the gun lobby starts to retreat.” The gun lobby is composed of the NRA and Second Amendment supporters. And, “Without a lot of protest, there is a chance the gun lobby could shove it through,” Malte said. Quite the contrary. Malte’s statement is deceptive. Whenever the NRA or mere gun owners show outrage over more proposed limits to gun ownership, the gun control lobby retreats. They are continually losing out with their agendas to place more restrictions on gun ownership. The gun control lobby, including The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence — a deceptive name for a major gun control organization — is gun violence in their anti-gun propaganda. They exaggerate Kyle R. Mitchell used some of these deceptive numbers in his letter to the editor. The fact that the gun control lobby and its es including the NRA and Gun Owners of America. Like the majority in the gun control lobby, Brian Malte is attempting to stir up trouble so more limits to private gun ownership will be made into laws under the current Obama regime. These people loathe and hate guns and the Second Amendment, often for no more of a reason than the fact guns simply exist. Don’t believe Malte’s false statements. After thinking it over, do not lean toward the open carry of guns on Florida campuses. If guns were to be carried at all, besides those used by university police, concealed carry would be a better option. However, I know if Senate Bill 234 passes, the gun control supporters and those on the left would have carry of guns. Some are already doing so. I am neither a member of the NRA nor Gun Owners of America. I don’t belong to the Tea Party. I am simply an American who believes in and supports the Constitution as it is and as it was originally meant to be. People who apply for gun permits are required by state law to go through gun training safety courses and to become familiar with the various requirements surrounding carrying a handgun with a permit. Permits are not issued willy-nilly to someone just because they own a handgun or want to carry it either openly or concealed. These people have various requirements that they must meet and abide by, including that said people must be 21 or older. That in itself would rule out a majority of Florida college students acquiring such permits. Permits are not issued to everyone. There are those who have been denied a permit due to a criminal past, drug use or mental instability. On that note, there are about 165 million gun owners in the U.S. About 40 million of the owners are military veterans and over six million are combat veterans. Florida has issued nearly two million permits since adopting its concealed carry laws in 1987, and it had more than 760,000 licensed permit holders as of Oct. 31, 2010. How many of these gun owners have actually committed gun crimes or turned Florida or the United States into the Wild West? I think a lot of the gun control supporters have watched too much TV and too many movies. Besides that, the vast majority of the millions of guns in this nation have never been used in any sort of crime. The private ownership of guns by Americans has even struck fear into our enemies past and present. It is said that during World War II, the highest ranking admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, believed any attempt by Japanese forces to invade the U.S. would fail because, acgrass. This is one of the main reasons the U.S. has never been invaded by an enemy military force since the War of 1812. Contrary to what Nicole Iovine feels and stated in her letter to the editor, guns are not antiquated. They are still useful for self-defense, hunting, recreational target shooting or curio collecting. She appears to lack a basic understanding of guns and seems to fear them, which is not uncommon seeing how many who fear guns get their ideas from an anti-gun media, the gun control lobby and movies or TV. Many who once feared guns overcame their fear by actually taking the time to learn by taking gun training and safety courses. If properly used, stored, maintained and treated with the proper respect, they are not the evil tools they have been made out to be. Sadly, some are misused, like in the cases of the Tucson shooter or the Virginia Tech shooting. These incidents should be examples as to why concealed carry should be allowed without restrictions. If there had been trained concealed carry gun owners in Tucson or at Virginia Tech, things would have turned out differently, and there would not have been as many people dead. Cops can’t read minds and can’t be everywhere at once, even though that seems to be a common belief. It’s up to the individuals to defend themselves, their loved ones or those around them, no matter the form of self-defense. The Second Amendment to our great Constitution states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The Second Amendment is not strictly referring to law enforcement, security guards, private security personnel or the military only. It states “the people.” Period. And the Second Amendment it is not just referring to guns. I would like to know what part of “shall not be infringed” the gun control supporters and anti-gun politicians do not under stand. I also wonder what would happen if politicians or political groups tried to put limits on the gun control lobby’s First Amendment rights of free speech. August Lee is a Gainesville resident.Gun control groups distort facts, ignore ConstitutionGuest columnAugust LeeSpeaking Out

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011Max Reed / Alligator StaffRain, rain, go awayStudents rush to class as torrential rainfall and thunderstorms cast gray clouds over Gainesville on Tuesday. The storm brought lightning and 1.62 inches of rain, yet the rest of the week should be mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service forecast for Gainesville. By RACHEL STEPHENSAlligator Contributing Writer You don’t have to travel halfway around the world to experience authentic European culture. In fact, you don’t even have to leave Gainesville. A series of authentic European cooking classes, sponsored by the UF Center for European Studies, will start Thursday evening. Turkish, Slovak, Bosnian/ French and Hungarian classes form the new line-up for this semester. A native from each country will be co-teaching classes along with the head chef of Take Away Gourmet, a local catering business. Classes are spread out over the next few months and will take place at Take Away Gourmet, 3345 SW 34th St. The series offers a unique learning experience, according to the center’s outreach coordinator, Gail Keeler. “There’s ritual and a lot of rich tradition that are handed down through generations in terms of recipes,” she said. Because of demand, Take Away Gourmet has expanded and rearranged to accommodate more participants this semester. Ten students are now allowed in each class, compared to eight students per class last semester. Registration is still quickly. People who took the class ister this time, Keeler said. Classes are open to vegetarians and vegans. Students can check the recipes for the class they are interested in online to see if it contains foods they can’t eat. Each class costs $25. Anyone may register for a cooking class online at takeawaygourmet4u. com.Chefs demonstrate European cookingMUSICBy ELLIOT EVANSAlligator Contributing Writer The blues are back. From hearing the electric blues riffs of The Black Keys in commercials to the various projects of 21st century bluesman Jack White, blues music is making its way back into popular culture. It’s all part of a century-long trend of ebbs ing to John Rogers, a Gainesville resident who’s played guitar for more than 40 years. Rogers, 67, presented part of “The Roots of American Music” program at a Writers’ Alliance of Gainesville meeting to 38 people on Sunday at the Millhopper Branch Library. He developed the presentation as part of North Central Florida Blues Society’s “Blues in the Schools” program. The presentation gives a brief history of the origins of blues music through storytelling and songs, including some of Rogers’ originals, as well as other blues standards. He started playing guitar when he was 19 while recovering from a foot injury. He bought a $29 guitar and played the popular folk music of the day. After graduating from Dartmouth College with an English degree, he moved to Greenwich Village — the famed musicians’ haven — to attend New York University. He was exposed to the music that stirred something in him. “The blues grabbed me by the lapels, spun me around, slammed me down on the ground and said, ‘This is the music you’re going to play, boy,’” he said during his presentation. While in New York, he saw famed blues musician Mississippi John Hurt perform at the Gaslight Cafe, which he said was the best way for him to learn the style. “I did what every love-struck guitarist does,” he said. “I started copying others.” Last year, Rogers recorded his second album, “Old and New, Borrowed and Blue.” In addition to selling his albums at CDBaby.com, he sells them for $10 at Satchel’s Pizza, 1800 NE 23rd Ave., where he performs monthly. Although he said he has no immediate plans to record any new material, he’s trying to expand his “The Roots of American Music” presentation as he approaches retirement from his corporate job. He said he’ll perform a lot during April and May when the music festivals go into full swing. As he continues writing and performing his music, he has also started working on a novel, which he said is just another part of his creativity. “Nobody really understands the creative process,” he said. “As far as I can tell, everyone does it different.”Gainesville musician speaks of blues resurrection “The blues grabbed me by the lapels, spun me around, slammed me down on the ground and said, ‘This is the music you’re going to play, boy.’”John Rogers Gainesville resident and guitaristBy KAITLYNN FLOYDAlligator Contributing Writer meanest city toward the homeless in the U.S. in 2008, developments on the City of Gainesville/ Alachua County 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness are taking steps in a positive direction. The next big step is the construction of the One-Stop Homeless Assistance Center. The center will house 68 homeless people and offer several different services. Alachua County’s Poverty Reduction Program Director John Skelly helped start the initiative. Skelly said several of the plan’s objectives have had a slow start, but the center is beginning to take action. “It’s not only adding more beds, which is important but the transitional house will allow them to stay for six months to a year, and the services will help end their homelessness,” he said. Construction on the center, which will be built on Northwest 53rd Avenue, is planned to begin this summer and completion is expected summer or fall of 2012. The public will be able to help create this home after construction begins. Skelly said plans exist to start a website for the center that resembles a registry. People will center needs. Christy Finnegan, executive director of Arbor House, said the center is needed very much and will offer several services including food stamps and support. With the downturn of the economy, Finnegan has noticed homelessness is a growing problem. “Some people used to volunteer at these organizations, and now they are clients,” Finnegan said. In 2010, Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry counted 1,292 people in Gainesville without adequate housing. City plans homeless center THEY PLAYED “CRAZY TAXI.”By DIANA JACOBSONAlligator Contributing Writer to improve and maintain the mental functions of older adults using something many college students are familiar with — video games. The Research to Examine Videogame Interventions for Visual Attention study aims to assess whether an action video game can improve visual attention in adults. Visual attention affects a person’s ability to perform tasks such as driving, reading medication labels or life, visual attention declines, but there may be a way to get some of that back. In the study currently going on at UF, Patricia Belchior and Michael link the use of action video games, in this case “Crazy Taxi,” to the visual attentiveness of older adults. Marsiske said “Crazy Taxi” is a simple game without complicated controls. “That means that our older adults, all of whom are novice game players, can focus on actually ‘driving,’ and thereby getting visual attention practice,” he said. The subjects of the study will be randomly assigned to three different groups. One group of people will play “Crazy Taxi” to practice their visual attention. The second group will play the PositScience game called InSight. The third group will not receive any visual attention training at all. Subjects chosen to play “Crazy Taxi” will log about 64 hours of practice time during the approximated seven months they participate in the study.Study tests video games’ effects on older adultsFinnegan UF Re searc h Student Lif e

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were taking. party Tuesday. members] as a part of this new, said. sues. and a senator for the sophomore and an organizer for Students for a to register a poThursday at noon. wish to run indeTuesday in Room 284 of the Reitz bring a photo ID. ALLIGATOR, Max Reed / Alligator StaffStudent Senate President Ben Meyers formally announces his candidacy for Student Body president to a crowd of Unite Party members Tuesday afternoon at the Reitz Union Colonnade. Student Government elections will be held Feb. 22-23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. SG, from page 1The mayor said proposed police department merger is non-negotiable grams. made in the past year. One of the issues that is nonstood. mentation of a bus rapid transit Superfund site. future. CITY, from page 1 POLICE OFFICERS SAID THE PROTEST WAS CALM.By MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Writer the Hippodrome Theatre on Tuesday The protest was organized by outnumbered as they stood among the opposition. downtown. “I just think one neighborhood is beturned away for food. thing. Protesters rally against meal limit outside speechMeredith Rutland / AlligatorProtesters chant in front of the Hippodrome State Theater in opposition of the meal limit for serving the homeless on Tuesday while Mayor Craig Lowe gave his State of the City speech. Meyers Ne ws Local “When the eyes of the world were upon us, you, the citizens, expressed our city’s true character.”Craig Lowe Gainesville mayor

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ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND $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.com4-20-70-1 Gainesville PlaceNow 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 The PolosAlready have roommates? ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES* Call for current specials! 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-1 2 BLOCKS TO UF-$335/MO4BR Fully Furn + All Utils. Incl. Call Eric Leightman, University Realty, 219-2879 or CampusWalkUF.com 4-20-70-1 LEXINGTON CROSSING SUBLEASE Move In ANY Time. Highly Negotiable Terms. Fully Furnished. Friendly Roommates. 3 Bus Routes. $379/m OR best offer. Call/text 813205-1549. Email ibukreyev@ufl.edu. 2-815-1 $675(Price Negotiable). CLEAN. Spacious. 1 Bed/Bath. Minute walk from UF. Nice view. Quiet. New Kitchen Floors. Painted Nicely. Washer/Dryer. Pets allowed. Moving out of town. You can keep the furniture! If interested feel free to call or text (304)218-1628 or email stever0@ufl.edu 1-27-11-5-1 QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $350. Small 2br $375 372-6881, 213-3901 4-20-10-70-2 Arbor Park 2/1.5 $599 1050 Sqft Call today 335-7275 4-20-10-70-2 Now Leasing for Fall! Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs www.arlingtonsquare.org Downtown apts from only $619 Check availability today! 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 lv 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 flrs, 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 adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Pick THE LAURELS for FALL!1 & 2 Flats, 3/3 TH w/Cable @ $815 24hr gym*Tanning *Gated*Pet Friendly 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 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 Madison Pointe-NW 23rd Blvd 1s-$699 2s-$789 3s $859. Free Tanning, Pool, Gym Gated and Pet Friendly 352-372-0400 madisonpointe.org 4-20-70-2 ONE MONTH FREEAvailable for Immediate Move-Ins1,2, and 3 Bedrooms (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 & H2O 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 4-20-10-70-2Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-20-10-70-2 FOX HOLLOWGated Entry MOVE-IN SPECIAL 1BR STARTING AT $499. 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! 1BR $425Gore 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 BRIDGELIGHT1 BR Loft Style starting at $495 mo. M-F 1-6 Sat. by appt. 3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221 www.bridgelightapts.com Text: bridgelight@65374 4-20-10-70-2 Washer/Dryer in Every Apartment 1/1's from $719 2/2's from $839 3/3's f rom $954Includes Internet352-335-7656 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 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 SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES 1.1 Townhomes >From $525 mo; 1 mo free with yr lease. Walk to Campus 352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041 www.sunisland.info 4-20-10-70-2 SUN BAY and Sun Key 1.1 bedroom Apartment (Not just a room!) 1mo free for UF students >From $475 mo; Walk to Campus No other offers apply 352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041 www.sunisland.info 4-20-10-70-2 PET’S PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-2-1030-2 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 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

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 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 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $799 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 4-20-10-70-1 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 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-250-6149 2-28-11-36-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800 4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500 3/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1300 4/2 house 929 nw 22 street $1500 4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1400 2/1 apt 2nd floor 204 nw 18 st $1200 2/1 apt 1st floor 204 nw 18 st $1100 2/2 apt 2515 sw 35 place $1200 2-4-11-10-2 The Retreat at Madison Pointe 2/2s with vaulted ceilings $999 3/3 Townhomes w/Private Baths $1089 Garage included, Gated Community. 2701 NW 23rd Blvd 352-372-0400 www.madisonpointe.org 4-20-66-2 WALK TO UF Available Feb. 1BR/1BA $550 1 year lease, SD, NS, NP Call/Text 352-870-7256 gvll32601@gmail.com 2-28-11-33-2 Available Aug 1st. 4BR/2BA very nice house. Quiet area between UF and Santa Fe. Game room, W/D provided. Fenced backyard, pets ok. 1330 NW 39th St. $1200/mo. Call 352339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-1-11-14-2 2BR/1BA cabin, 20 acres. Fixer-upper. Horses/dogs welcome. 27802 SW 120th Lane, Newberry. $555/mo. Comes with horse. Long driveway. In Gothe State Forest. Call 330-329-8834 1-26-10-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/3BA beautiful 4-year-old house, washer/dryer provided. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, large rooms. 2108 NW 8th Ct. $1575/mo 339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-1-11-9-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA house. Beautiful wd flrs, fireplace, good size rooms. W/D provided, fenced yard. Pet ok. CH/AC, DW, 830 NW 16th Ave. $1400/mo. 352-3392342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-1-11-9-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA modern house, large lot, nice trees. W/D provided, fireplace, fenced yard, 1-car garage, back deck 2606 NW 34th St. $1400/mo. 352-3392342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-1-11-9-2 Quality Houses Available Aug 1st. Walk/Bike to campus 352-339-2342www.gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-1-11-9-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, new carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $625/mo + sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352215-3160 2-17-11-20-2 Really nice and spacious 1 BR. Walking distance from UF! Two blocks from Beaty Towers! Pets are welcome. $460/month. With parking & laundry services in the complex. Call 352-6725479 to move in today! 1-27-5-2 **** HOUSE 4BR/2BA ****Avail 8/1. Remodeled, W/D, bike to UF. NO Pets. Drive by 3532 NW 7th Ave, pick up flyer. $1200/mo. 373-1558 or 246-8645 2-18-11-20-2 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $410, 2 BR $500. 352-335-0420 2-2811-25-2SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $450, 2BR $550 352-335-0420 2-28-11-25-2 Remodeled 2bd/1.5ba Townhouse; new w/d; close to mall and pub transp; 4mi from campus; free cable; partially furn; 2 parking spaces; NO PETS $650 mo (352)672-1571 2-1-11-5-2 WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN 3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free offstreet parking, all appliances including W/D, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms available. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 3-31-11-42-2 Lg Rm, 4/2, Clean + Quiet .03 mi to SFC, 8 mi UF. 2 lv rms, laundry, garage, lg kitchen, porch. 325 + 1/4 util (avg. 80 e/month). 1st, last, sec dep (negotiable)! 352-283-9905, sarad7821@yahoo.com 2-1-11-5-2 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING A LARGE POND. Located west of Campus Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun Subdivision. Clean & neat. $750/mo. Call 352-871-7801 2-1-11-5-2Treehouse Village2 beds/2baths condo incl washer & dryer. Pool & tennis court.Bus stop opposite condo.954-9186425 1-28-11-5-2 Live in the CLOSEST apartment complex to UF! Price is all inclusive with: Hi-Speed Ethernet, Extended Cable Package, Water, Sewage, Garbage, Parking, Pest Control & Electric. Enjoy a private bedroom, spacious kitchen and living room.. Pool on-site! Free Parking! Townhouse layout. Rent is $504 and available from Feb. 1 2011 to Aug. 9th 2011. If interested email me at ssuarez5@ufl.edu 1-27-11-5-3 Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 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 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. 1-28-11-16-4 Female looking for same to share a furnished 3BR/2BA condo. 10 mins by bus to UF campus. $400/mo including utils. Great Location! Call 850-974-0686 2-4-11-20-4 Roommate wanted. $425/mo 4/2 2 blocks form campus. 814-440-3325 or jfidorra@hotmail.com 3-2-11-30-4 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 Rent to Buy. 2BR/2BA Capstone Quarters Condo Near Shands. Private porch, backyard, new carpet, paint and appliances. Community Pool, $650/mo. $54,900 Call 352-378-4626 1-28-11-15-5 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 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. 4-20-10-70-6WATERBED FOR SALEWilling to deliver. Pictures available. Asking $150. MUST GO TODAY. 352-377-5560 1-26-5-6 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

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12, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds 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 iPad Owners www.CaptureNotes.com is the BEST note taking app for the iPad Created by Gators for Gators! G8R Software, LLC GO GATORS! 1-28-8-10 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! 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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 13 An 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 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 GET PAID TO WAVE! ENERGETIC AND OUTGOING. NEED COSTUMED WAVERS FOR LIBERTY TAX ON ARCHER RD. HRLY PAY + BONUS. FLEXIBLE HOURS. GREAT JOB FOR STUDENTS. CALL 672-6300 2-4-11-20-14 University Athletic Association Accounting Currently seeking flexible individual for parttime (OPS) filing clerk. Varied duties includ ing data entry and filing. Experienced in Microsoft Excel & good organizational skills required. Minimum wage position averag ing 20 hour per week. Please fax resume to (352) 375-5182. 1-26-11-12-14 Summer Jobs $2100 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counsel ors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 13 – July 30. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. 4-20-11-66-14 Computer tech, Skills to repair comps. Must have car. Be honest, available, dependable. Part time, make own hours. hr@blue4.com 1-26-11-10-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! 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Sports WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org By GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writergluca@alligator.org ATHENS, Ga. — After missing two critical free throws in the closing moments of regulation, Erving Walker found redemption by draining a game-tying three with one second left in overtime, igniting the Gators. Walker’s shot forced an extra period Florida (16-4, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) would dominate en route to a 104-91 double-overtime victory over Georgia (14-5, 3-3 SEC) on Tuesday in Athens. “In a situation like that, there’s no time to think,” Walker said. “You just have to be ballsy and step up and knock it down.” Following a free throw from Jeremy Price that extended Georgia’s lead to three with six seconds remaining in overtime, Walker took the inbounds pass and drove past half court. About 30 feet from the basket, Walker pulled up and drilled the high-arcing, game-tying three with just one second remaining. “With him, it’s always got a chance,” coach Billy Donovan said. Walker’s last-second heroics came just minutes after he cost his team an opportunity to seal the win in regulation. With the Gators leading by four and 35 seconds remaining, Walker missed the front end of a one-andone. Georgia junior guard Gerald Robinson followed with a three to cut Florida’s lead to one, and Walker again found himself at the line with 21 seconds left. This time, the junior connected on the front end but missed the second, leaving the door open for Georgia junior forward Trey Thompkins to score a tip-in at the buzzer and send the game to overtime. Walker said. “I put my team at risk with that. I should’ve been able to put the game away, but we battled and we’re just happy to come out with the win.” The junior point guard followed his game-changing three with the ing the Gators a lead they would never relinquish. Florida dominated the second overtime period 19-6 thanks to the efforts of junior Chandler Parsons, who scored nine points and grabbed four “I just tried to take over and be aggressive,” Parsons said. “I’m just going to play the same way I keep playing all year long, and I was fortunate to hit some shots and make some plays in double overtime.” Although they were playing their third game in six days, the Gators looked to be the much fresher team down the stretch. Florida tied its highest scoring output in SEC games under Donovan just two games removed from putting up the fewest points (45) in the Donovan era Thursday at Auburn. Georgia’s big three of Thompkins, Robinson and junior guard Travis Leslie to just three points. “Putting us through that conditioning and all that stuff, it all paid off,“ Walker said. “Sometimes coach gets mad at us in practice telling us to run suicides. Those extra suicides probably helped us out here, that we Although Thompkins, the preished the game with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Florida defended him well after halftime. The junior had just nine points 30 minutes. “He’s a great player, so we had to know where he was at all times,” Parsons said. “Our whole game plan going in was the weakside guard sitting in his lap.” UF edges UGA in double overtime I DID NOT KNOW THAT alligatorSports Podcast TEEING OFF WITH ADAM BERRY Adam Berry and Jesse Simonton welcomed back former Alligator co-worker and current GatorBait. net writer Kyle Maistri to talk Florida basketball. Check it out on iTunes. led to power and server outages. I remained calm, immediately making apoca lypse comparisons while playing “It’s the End of the World As We Know It” by R.E.M. ... Thankfully, our staff quickly picked up the pieces while I chipped in by and editing the sports section. And they say Chandler Parsons is versatile?AP PhotoFlorida junior guard Erving Walker drives on Georgia guard Gerald Rob inson in the second half of UF’s 104-91 win Tuesday night in Athens. UF GYMNASTICSBy ALLISON BANKO Alligator Writer It began as a routine recruiting trip to a Jacksonville gymnastics studio. The Florida gymnastics coaching staff arrived at Gymnastics Unlimited to check out another recruit, but it was a young Ashane Dickerson, donned in orange and blue, practicing her vault, who would morph into the Gators’ future star. “We were actually there to see another gymnast that was about two or three years older than Ashane ,” coach Rhonda Faehn said. “Ashane was vaulting, and she stood out, obviously. Her coaches pointed to her and said, ‘She’s going to be your next Gator.’ From that point on, we’ve always had our eyes on Ashane .” Flash forward to Dickerson’s sophomore year at UF, Dickerson builds off sensational freshman seasonFLORIDA’S MISTAKES HAVE BEEN CRITICAL IN CREATING ITS FOUR-GAME LOSING SKID. By MATT WATTSAlligator Writer All season, the Gators have had a crutch to lean on after making mistakes: six new players trying to adapt at the next level. But after a devastating 10-point collapse to Kentucky at home, coach Amanda Butler said inexperience would no longer be considered an excuse for the sloppy ball handling and poor defense Florida displayed while handing away yet another game. No more crutch. Freshman guard Jaterra Bonds, who leads the team with 65 turnovers, agreed those breakdowns. “We’ve played so many minutes,” Bonds said. “We’re all like sophomores because we play a lot, so it shouldn’t be an excuse. I don’t make that excuse.” Apart from the obvious issue of turning the ball over, Florida is relinquishing the rock in pivotal moments, leading directly to scores for the opposition. utes against Kentucky, allowing an early 6-0 Wildcats lead, Gators say youth The Florida softball team was ranked No. 5 in two national preseason polls. For the third straight year, the Gators were in the top Fastpitch Coaches Association poll and Faehn Wo men's Bask etball SEE GYM, PAGE 15 SEE W -HOOPS, PAGE 15

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ALLIGATORMax Reed / Alligator StaffUF sophomore gymnast Ashane Dickerson has not regressed at all after being named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2010. She won the all-around title vs. LSU on Friday, posting the highest score in each of her four events. Saj Guevara / Alligator StaffFreshman guard Jaterra Bonds, who has recorded a team-high 65 turnovers this season, said the Gators must limit their mistakes, and the fact that the team has six freshmen is no longer an excuse for poor play. Sophomore shows no signs of slump, personality revealing itself GYM, from page 14Pressure situations affecting young squad’s ability to hold onto leads W-HOOPS, from page 14 Gymnastics

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16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 Steven H. Keys / AlligatorSophomore Lauren Embree, last season’s SEC Player of the Year, will lead Florida as it tries to live up to its No. 2 ranking. UF WOMEN’S TENNIS By STEPHEN SHEEHAN Alligator Writer High rankings come with high expectations, and this season Florida has a lot to live up to. On Monday, coaches from the Southeastern Conference voted the Gators as the unanimous favorite to win their second consecutive SEC title. The preseason predictions and No. 2 ranking are nothing new for coach Roland Thornqvist and his team. “That’s sort of an unspoken thing every year here,” he said. “We always have high expectations. That’s frankly why our players come to Florida. That’s the best way to do it: get players on board that are already used to high expectations both from themselves and externally.” After nearly winning the year’s squad features six returning players including SEC Player of the Year Lauren Embree and SEC Freshman of the Year Allie Will. Embree’s second season in Gainesville has been met with adversity, as a wrist injury prevented her from participating in the fall. The talented sophomore will the Gators open the season today at 5 p.m. against UCF at home. Embree’s return provides UF with another talented player on players ranked in the ITA’s top 100. “Our players were sort of used to maybe the idea of not having Lauren day in and day out, and now that may be changing for the better for us,” Thornqvist said. The Gators have a blend of experience and youth that should bode well this season. Freshmen Olivia Janowicz, Alhave contributed this season, with Janowicz winning the ITA Southeast Regional in October. Although all three players have experience playing in hightional and international levels, dual-match play. “It’s very different than playing as a junior on the junior circuit, where you only play for yourself,” Thornqvist said. “Here, you have the added pressure of playing for Florida with the big name in front. “You play on a team where more often than not, you have the bull’s-eye on you.” With a strong freshman class and several key veterans, handling the depth of such a talented squad is no easy task. “One of our challenges, I think, this year is, with having so many talented players, to have each team,” Thornqvist said. “Even though the younger ones are very talented, they can’t really lead us no matter where they play in the lineup.” The team has underperformed in doubles so far, so the Gators spent the past week building chemistry and making improvements, looking to put those on display against UCF. “We are going to continue to try and press to the importance of playing good doubles to start off dual matches well,” Thornqvist said, “and I think we have the players to be a very good doubles team. “So, hopefully some of the work we’ve done in the past few days will show itself when we play Central Florida.” No. 2 Gators ignoring early hype “We always have high expectations. That’s frankly why our players come to Florida. That’s the best way to do it: get players on board that are already used to high expectations both from themselves and externally.”Roland Thornqvist UF women’s tennis coach