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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011


Faculty member in


Egypt as riots erupt


* SHE IS A DIRECTOR IN THE
UF INTERNATIONAL CENTER.

By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Staff Writer

When Sandra Russo left her
hotel in Egypt in the early hours of
Jan. 26 for her flight, she couldn't
help but hear the sounds of laugh-
ter and upbeat music coming
across the way. They were the
sounds of an Egyptian engage-
ment party, the kind that start a
little before midnight and keep
S, .11, ',, all through the night. Typi-
cal Egypt, she thought.
Unbeknownst to those dancing
and to the American, Egypt was
erupting.
Having visited the country a
handful of times, Russo, the direc-
tor of program development and
federal relations for the UF Inter-
national Center, knew that Egypt
didn't specialize in standard of
living. With poverty rampant,
unemployment soaring among
youth and a government seeming-
ly deaf to cries of reform, it was
only a matter of time, she thought,


before it all came tumbling down.
"It was like a big tea kettle,"
said Russo. "It just blew."
But what happened on Jan. 25
took her completely by surprise.
"I guess I just wasn't that sav-
vy," she said.
Russo did have suspicions that
not all was well. The atmosphere
in Middle Eastern countries had
grown more edgy -.-11.. ii' i the
events in Tunisia. In the days
leading up to the protests, Egyp-
tian newspapers and televisions
told of citi-
International zens : 11 ,i-
News up to large
public places
with a can of
gasoline ready to turn their bod-
ies into politically driven human
barbecues.
The Egyptians she knew were
not the ones that she was seeing on
the televisions at the Amsterdam
airport. The Egyptians she knew
were kind, polite and always will-
ing to help an American. The only
time she said she was ever afraid
for her safety was crossing the

SEE EGYPT, PAGE 8


ALACHUA COUNTY COMMISSION

County ready for appeal


By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Writer

The Alachua County Commission de-
cided Tuesday to hire consultants to defend
it when the Alachua County Sheriff Office's
roughly $500,000 budget cut appeal goes to
Tallahassee.
The commission isn't sure when the ap-
peal will go to court, but County Attorney
Dave Wagner cautioned that it could be
soon and without much warning.
County Manager Randall Reid said it
would be a good idea for a few commis-
sioners to go to Tallahassee, even if it's just
for show.
Commissioner Mike Byerly said he
didn't understand why commissioners
would need to go to Tallahassee when their
staff are handling the case.
Wagner said that while county staff
could handle the lawsuit, it helps to have


figureheads in a highly political setting.
"I don't expect it to be rational, to be
honest with you," Wagner replied. "We're
hesitant to go up there without one of you
present to at least give the impression that
elected officials care about this issue."
The commission also decided to meet
with a prison company,
Corrections Corporation
of America, to hear as
many options as possible
before the commission
decides how to run the
jail for the next decade.
|i Most of the Commis-
Reid sion thought the sheriff
should stay min charge of
the jail but that the commission would take
control as a second choice.
A last resort would be handing over the
jail to a private company, an option none of
the commissioners liked.


No suspect in killing
By ALEXANDER KLAUSNER named in the case, and the cause of


Alligator Staff Writer


The investigation of the death of a
UF student remains open and ongoing,
according to the Alachua County Sher-
iff's Office.
Firefighters found the body of Saleha
Huuda, 21, Dec. 30 after extinguishing a
small brushfire off County Road 225, a
half-mile north of Gainesville Raceway.
Though no report has come back
from the medical examiner, the death is
expected to be ruled a homicide.
Investigators finished examining
Huuda's car, which was found about 15
miles away from where she was found.
However, no suspects have been


death is still undetermined.
"A lot of times, toxicology takes up
to six months," sheriff's office spokes-
man Art Forgey said. "So, I wouldn't say
this is anything unusual at all."
"A lot of times, toxicology takes
up to six months."
Art Forgey
sheriff's office spokesman

Huuda was a member of the UF
Competitive Cheerleading squad, along
with other campus dance groups.
Forgey said investigators are work-
ing to establish a timeline and suspects
in the case.


* Florida senior
forward Chandler
Parsons (right) iced
the Gators' win
against Vanderbilt
on Tuesday night
in the O'Connell
Center with two
late free throws in
overtime.
See Story, Page 13.


'Biggest Loser' competitor, Olympic gold medalist sells 1.5 lb. burger


AFTON, Wyo. - A former Olympic
wrestler is serving a 1.5-pound hamburger
at his .I .n .._ restaurant while compet-
ing on TV to be "The Biggest Loser."
The mighty Rulon Burger at Rulon
Gardner's Burger Barn restaurant in Afton
is so big, it's molded in a pizza tin. It comes
on a bun with all the toppings.
Gardner won gold at the 2000 Olym-
pics by beating a Russian who hadn't lost
in 13 years.


Gardner's challenge to all comers now:
Finish the burger plus a basket of fries and
a 44-ounce drink in 20 minutes.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports Gard-
ner's best is 8 minutes, 23 seconds.
Gardner is competing to lose weight on
the NBC show, "The Biggest Loser."
He weighed in at 474 pounds, more
than 200 pounds heavier than when he
won gold.
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Islam Awareness Fair
Today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reitz Union Colonnade
Calligraphy, famous Muslims
posters, hopscotch in Arabic
and jump rope with a Muslim
are some activities planned.
Come experience the various
Muslim cultures around the
world. The Islam fair will also
feature cultural organizations
from the UF campus. Please
visit islamoncampus.com for
more information. The event
is free.

Dynamo General Body Meeting
Today, 6 p.m.
Anderson Room 34
The theme this week will be
democratic transition in Arab
countries. The group will be
discussing the revolution in
Tunisia, the protests in Yemen
and the protests taking place
in Egypt. New members are
encouraged to attend and par-
ticipate.

Guest Speaker: Transplant
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Matherly Room 16
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3


Gay rights organization opens Gainesville chapter

The group fundraised for Mayor Lowe's election campaign ghtsfor others, Iwillbefightingforthe
of al clbens.


ights


By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Staff Writer

After a long Tuesday filled with meetings,
handshakes and city statutes, Craig Lowe de-
cided to stop off for a drink after work.
But for the mayor, his off-the-clock cocktail
was more than an occasion to unfasten his tie
and rub I1:.. -, with colleagues and friends
in a subdued environment not confined to
the formal customs of City Hall. It was an op-
portunity to relish in one of the causes that, he
believes, is integral to whether his administra-
tion is viewed as successful: equality for all
citizens.
Equality Florida, an organization devoted
to promoting rights for gays, lesbians, bisexu-
als and transgenders, celebrated opening a


Gainesville office at Lux bar on Tuesday.
Mallory Wells, the public policy director
for Equality Florida, said the opening of an
office in Gainesville was years in the making.
The group had previously led efforts to defeat
Gainesville Charter Amendment 1, a local or-
dinance presented in 2009 that would have
lifted local anti-discrimination policies toward
the LGBTQ community. Equality Florida also
campaigned and raised funds for Lowe dur-
ing his run for mayor last year.
"I want Gainesville to go to Tallahassee
and tell legislators that their town is an inclu-
sive.:. .,,, i,,i,,, "W ells said.
Among those in attendance were city com-
missioners Lauren Poe and Thomas Hawkins
along with city commission candidate Susan
Bottcher, who all received endorsements in


their respective commission races.
Bottcher said such an organization is neces-
sary to resist what she described as a conserva-
tive and Tea Party-led effort to "turn the clock
back."
"I want Gainesville to go to
Tallahassee and tell legislators
that their town is an inclusive
community."
Mallory Wells
Policy director for Equality Florida

"I think that's the antithesis of what we
want to do in this city in this country in the
21st .:._I, .... " she said. "All I know is that
as long as there are citizens trying to restrict


Although he acknowledged that issues of
equality may not be the key issue on the minds
of most Gainesville voters, Poe stressed the
importance of keeping such issues in focus.
"If you're not grounded in equal rights for
all citizens, you're failing to serve your entire
.:. .,, ,, .,,, "hesaid.
Lowe said the fact that Equality Florida
chose to open an office in Gainesville comes
as no surprise. He said that while is pleased
with the strides the cty has made with shor-
ing up rights for all citizens, there is still much
work to be done.
The key, Lowe said, would be in translat-
ing the city's legislative efforts to promote
equality into opportunities for residents on a
day-to-day basis.
"I think we've gone pretty far," Lowe said,
"but I think we need to work harder."


County releases yearly


financial report online


! I ' ALACHUA COUNTY'S TOTAL
-REVENUE WAS $327 MILLION.

By MORGAN WATKINS
Sa. r . . . Alligator Writer

Alachua County residents can find
. aout how the county spent their tax
- "- . Dollars last year as the 2010 fiscal year
annual report has been released by
county manager Randall Reid and the
Alachua County Communications Of-

- mThe county will print a couple thou-
sand copies of the report for those who
can't access it online, Communications
- Coordinator Mark Sexton said. The
digital report also includes 30-minute
video interviews with county depart-
ment heads.
Total revenues for the 2010 fiscal
Erica Anderson / Alligator year, which ended Sept. 30, topped
Juggling Break $326.83 million, with most of the year's
UF students spend their lunch hour juggling Tuesday on the Plaza of the Americas. UF income streaming in through property
has an official juggling club, Objects in Motion, which is going to the Groundhog Juggling taxes.
Those taxes provided 35 percent of
Festival in Atlanta this weekend. total revenues and 75 percent of the
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For every dollar of property taxes
spent by an Alachua County property
owner, 40 cents went to the Alachua
County School Board and 37 cents
went to the County General Fund.
Of that 37 cents, only 15.54 cents
were used to fund countywide projects
supported by the commission.
The Board of County Commis-
sioners was the top spender for total
expenses, accounting for 39 percent of
the county's total costs.
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4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011


Senators call for


clean campaigning
By CAROLYN TILLO Both Kleponis and Senate Pres-
Alligator Staff Writer ident Ben Meyers, the Unite Party
candidate for Student Body Presi-


Although Tuesday's Student
Senate meeting lasted less than
an hour, members of the Unite
Party and the Progress Party have
hours of work ahead of them as
elections loom.
SG general elections will be
held on Feb. 22 and 23, and parties
were required to submit their list
of candidates by Tuesday night.
Student Alliance party leader
Kevin Kleponis announced he
will be stepping down from his
role due to the party's merge with
Progress Party for the elections.
The newly merged party will
maintain the Progress Party
name.
Kleponis expressed his sup-
port for Dave Schneider, Progress
Party candidate for Student Body
president.
"He is an activist on campus,
and he's going to be an activist
Student Body president," Klepo-
nis said.


dent, urged senators to avoid un-
fair or corrupt campaign tactics.
"What happened
last spring has done
nothing but discourage
voter turnout."
Ben Meyers
Senate President

During last February's election
season, fliers critical of both the
Student Alliance party and the
Unite Party were distributed on
campus.
"What happened last spring
has done nothing but discourage
voter turnout [and] increase apa-
thy," Meyers said.
The discussion danced from
party politics to salsa when sena-
tors unanimously approved a bill
:.ll. -..r,- , $1,820 to the Gator Sal-
sa Club for a spring formal featur-
ing dance instruction.


Dana Burke/ Alligator Staff
Sen. Andrew Hart was announced as the new Student Alliance and Progress party leader by Sen. Kevin
Kleponis at the Student Senate meeting Tuesday night.


SG political parties announce executive candidates


* ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD FEB. 22 AND 23.

By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Staff Writer
As the qualifying interviews for Student Government elec-
tions wound down Tuesday, the executive race picked up.
The SG political parties announced their candidates for Stu-
dent Body vice president and treasurer this week.
Cassia Laham, a Progress Party senator, will run for vice
president as Dave Schneider's running mate. Amy Chaildin
will be running as the Progress Party's candidate for treasurer.


Anthony Reynolds will be the Unite Party's vice presiden-
tial candidate, and T.J. Villamil will be running for treasurer.
Ben Meyers, the Unite Party candidate for Student Body
president, said he is honored to be campaigning with Reynolds
and Villamil. Reynolds has served as the Unite Party president
and as SG Cabinet chairman,
Student Government overseeing all the Cabinet direc-
tors. Villamil is the chairman of
the Senate Budget Committee,
which is in charge of the $14 million SG budget.
"I feel like our ticket is three times stronger now that they're
on," said Meyers, who is the current Senate president.
Reynolds said he knows Meyers and Villamil well and has


worked with them in the the past.
"We have a really good dynamic, the three of us," he said.
Schneider, the Progress Party candidate for president, said
his running mates want to get more students involved in SG.
"They want to take SG outside of the third floor of the Reitz
Union and into Turlington Plaza," he said.
Laham has been a member of Students for a Democratic So-
ciety, a student activist group, for three years, and is a former
president of Students for Justice in Palestine.
Chaildin is a graduate student pursuing her master's de-
gree in Health Administration and has a bachelor's degree in
business administration. She worked for four years as a stu-
dent financial assistant in the SG Finance Office.


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Group wants


Reitz remodel

By JOLISA CANTY
Alligator Contributing Writer
The Reitz Union Board of Managers is seeking
student signatures to petition the Make It Reitz
project, a renovation and expansion of the Reitz
Union.
The Make It Reitz campaign is similar to the
Renew Your Reitz campaign from spring 2010, but
the Renew Your Reitz aimed at funding this new
project.
"We are focused on educating students, finding
out their needs and gaining support so that we can
give them the services and resources," said Mela-
nie Varney, chairwoman of the Board of Managers.
Make It Reitz was formed in the fall of 2010 by
Varney after she joined Renew Your Reitz.
The union's programming committee is current-
ly putting together a document that
On contains all of the needs that students
CampuS said they want. The ultimate objective
is to be able to hand the document
over to the architects and build a student union
that meets the growing needs of students.
The board of managers committee plans to
give Eddie Daniels, executive director of the Reitz
Union, the document, letters of support from the
student organizations and student-signed petitions
by the end of February or early March.
The campaign fliers list the problems the sup-
porters feel need fixing, from the outdated design
and floor plan to the limited number of available
parking spots.
Varney said the campaign has about 1,200 sig-
natures of support and about 20 letters of support
from presidents of various student organizations.


of Jacksonville, Texas, according to
the Los Angeles-based Gerontology
Research Group. The group certifies
supercentenarians - people who are
110 or older.
Cooper wears a string of pearls
double-looped around her neck and
spends her days sitting and sleeping.
She now lives in a nursing home in
Monroe, Ga., about 45 miles east of
Atlanta.
Her wheelchair has bright pink
armrests embroidered with "Ms.
Besse, 2010 114."
She was born in Sullivan County,
Tenn., on Aug. 26, 1896, during the
second term of President Grover


Besse Cooper, 114 years and 5 months old, sits in her room at a nursing
home Tuesday in Monroe, Ga. Cooper is now the world's oldest person.


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MONROE, Ga. - At 114 years old
and counting, Besse Cooper says it's
"rather great" to be the oldest person
in the world.
She makes her 75-year-old son
proud.
"We were delighted when she got
to 100. We thought that was a great
achievement," said Sid Cooper. "We
never imagined she'd live to be the
oldest person in the world."
Cooper, who is 114 years and 5
months old, assumed the mantle
of the oldest living person after the
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One of eight children, she was
a tomboy and loved tagging along
with her two older brothers, climb-
ing trees and splashing in rivers.
She carried that active lifestyle
and love of outdoors into adulthood.
That, plus good genes, is probably
the secret to her longevity, her son
said.
But Cooper has her own idea: "I
mind my own business and I don't
eat junk food," she said at her 113th
birthday celebration, The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution reported.
Cooper lived on her own until
she was 105 and stubbornly resisted
leaving her house, Sid Cooper said.
Her health has declined steeply in
the last year or so, and she can't hear
or see well, he said. Speaking seems
to require effort.
She moved to Georgia to be a
school teacher during World War I,
her son said.
She married in the early 1920s and
taught fourth through seventh grades
in a two-room s'l..,r .. I.. _. until her
first child was born. Although she
stopped teaching then, she was an
avid reader until her eyes got too bad
last year. She always insisted that her
children get an education.
Married for about 40 years, Coo-
per has outlived her husband by
nearly half a century. They had four
children, about a dozen grandchil-
dren, numerous great-grandchildren
and a great-great-grandchild, Sid
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Editorial

Two to Tango

Both sides of abortion

debate face trouble
As if either side needed to garner any more contro-
versy, Planned Parenthood is getting ready for bat-
tle with the anti-abortion group Live Action over
sting operations in several clinics across the country.
The anti-abortion group recorded a conversation
among a Planned Parenthood worker, an actor playing a
pimp and another playing a prostitute. In the recording,
the clinic worker prepares to secure an abortion for the
woman, even if the worker has to lie to make the proce-
dure cheaper for the prostitute.
Live Action points to its clandestinely shot footage as
evidence the pro-abortion organization breaks the law to
secure abortions and other services - even for sex traf-
fickers dealing with minors. Planned Parenthood, how-
ever, says the worker who agreed to lie for the group went
against organization policies.
In this case, we're giving Planned Parenthood the ben-
efit of the doubt because the practice of judging entire
groups on one less-than-competent person could be used
to call any group of people into question.
We're bothered that people on both sides of the abortion
debate are willing to connive for their causes. Does the end
justify the means of multiple legal transgressions?
If both sides stuck to bringing a rational argument to
the table, rather than relying on deception to expose the
deceptive, maybe we'd be able to stomach the debate more
easily.


Anachronisms 101


An Abraham Lincoln
researcher attempt-
ed to literally rewrite
history when he changed a
date on a presidential par-
don from April 14, 1864, to
April 14, 1865.
For those of you who
didn't do too well in U.S.
History, the one-digit change
upgrades the document's
importance from typical par-
don to one of the final papers
Lincoln signed on the day of
his death. The temptation
was too much for a novice
historian.
Although we frown upon
tampering with historical
documents and pieces of
art, we can see the allure of
becoming part of the narra-
tive people spend their lives
retelling.
Finding a forgotten piece
to a puzzle makes an exciting
topic for daydream, especial-
ly when it concerns one of


our most conflicted, beloved
and researched presidents.
Nerdy musings are one
thing, but reality is another.
The ramifications of mak-
ing a change to a primary
source of history can never
be known, but the conflict
between the joy of finding
something first and revealing
it accurately to others makes
us wonder how many times
changes have been made in
order to stroke an ego or feel
the rush of discovery.
The problem boils down
to our human nature.
When people tell us not
to touch something, we're
tempted to do just that the
moment the words leave
their lips.
We'd love to see our
names passed down for gen-
erations, but for now, we are
better off scribbling in the
margins of a history text-
book.


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Cats more appropriate pets while in college


Are you a cat or dog person?
This question somehow gives people piercing
insight into who we are as individuals based sole-
ly on our preference of feline or canine company. I like to
think that like nearly everything in life, this choice is not
absolute. Both animals have their strengths and annoy-
ances. I feel it is necessary, however, to formally submit
my endorsement of cats as the overall preferred company
of the modern college student.
To put it bluntly, cats are making a comeback: The In-
ternet calls them "LOLCats" for a reason. They're hilari-
ous and awesome.
We tend to treat both cats and dogs as equivalent hu-
man companions. We call them our friends, members of
our family and even our children (ylkes!). We recognize
their emotional states, and we revel in their ability to emu-
late human behavior. We also recognize that a cat or dog
looks miserable while we trot them around a party saying,
"Look at this hat on Cookie-Butt! Doesn't it look so fun-
ny?" Yet people still have no problem exploiting their pets
for our collective amusement. This spectacle has worked
in cats' favor, as the Internet testifies.
Cats are very much your friends, but their affection
varies depending on their personalities. Some behave
more like roommates who swing by sometimes to see
what you're up to. Others behave more affectionately and
greet you as soon as you get home in a way that seems like
they want to know about your day. Either way, most cats
tend to be passive and standoffish, and some are only in-
terested in you until you feed them. Then you can kindly
stop touching them before they start clawing and gnash-
ing at you like furry, 7-pound demons.
Cats are self-entertained. College life, as you are aware,
can get crazy busy. Among class, studying, extracurricular


Wesley Campbell activities, a job and social events,
letters@alligator org it's a wonder you have time to
sleep, let alone hang out with
an animal. As long as you meet
the necessities of food, water and shelter and remember
to curate their box of sand sculptures, cats will get along
just fine.
Owning a cat is like having a friend that hangs out.
Owning a dog is like having a toddler for 10 to 20 years.
Dogs beg. They are needy, playful, interactive, highly
emotional and sometimes quite destructive. They need
constant attention. In the late college stage, many couples
use dog ownership as a surrogate dry run for having a
child because dogs are a big responsibility. They treat dogs
like babies, which I get. Really. They give a lot of love but
also need a lot of it too. But they're not kids, and in our
ever-busy lives, people seem to take a passive awareness
of this and put these super-dependent animals in situa-
tions that make dogs miserable. We're never around. It's
no one's fault in particular. Dogs and humans have a sym-
biotic relationship that goes back to prehistory, and we're
predisposed to want them and love being around them.
But the fact is that the college lifestyle we lead doesn't
leave the amount of room that such a loving creature
needs to feel nurtured and balanced and behave like the
kind of dogs we see on TV. The concept of a dog is nice,
but the reality is it's a big decision to own one.
Dog owners: I'm glad you own them. They're fun to
pet. I don't have the time or budget to afford one myself.
Cat owners: Brush off the cat haters. While you're at it,
brush off all that hair on your jacket because some people
are .II I'-', o. to awesome.
Wesley Campbell is a fifth-year English major. His column
appears on Wednesdays.


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Letters to the Editor
Students aren't obligated to take fliers
I'd like to address the UF Student Body
in response to Laura Ellermeyer's column
on fliers yesterday. If you don't want a flier,
don't take one. Period. As someone who's
passed out fliers before, I can tell you that
I will not be offended by a "No, thank you"
if you don't want my flier. In fact, if you're
just going to throw it away, please don't take
one. We don't want paper wasted any more
than you do because it's costing us money,
and we might not have enough for the peo-
ple who are actually interested.
Victoria Shelley
UF student



Second Amendment needs another look
Contrasting the recent Alligator poll,
which found that 69 percent of respondents
were against state permission for guns on
campus, there have been few letters attempt-
ing to discredit the gun control position
while ridiculing the holders of that opinion.
August Lee, whose letter was published
Jan. 26, exemplifies those who are blind to
reality. Take his casual dismissal of the Tuc-
son shooter and Virginia Tech shooting as a
misuse of weaponry. Actually, those guns
were used to accomplish exactly what they
were manufactured for - to kill. The gun
lobby apparently wants to ensure more of
the same, including the mother in Tampa
last week who used a recently purchased
pistol to shoot and kill her two teenage chil-
dren.


As for Lee's trotting out the usual Na-
tional Rifle Association-fed emphasis on
the second half of the one-sentence Second
Amendment, people shouldn't be buffa-
loed into accepting its supposed sanctity
without first reading the opening phrase, a
conditional clause, and then checking with
a high school English teacher to determine
what the implications are for the rest of the
sentence.
David Grundy
Gainesville resident



Unite makes wise vice president choice
Today, our campus exposes itself to a
world of potential firsts, most visibly for
the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA)
community. But this "first" also extends to
all Gators and all of Florida - to you and
me. Anthony Reynolds has announced his
candidacy for Student Body vice president,
and I would like to explain why this is mon-
umental and why I personally support him.
Anthony is tUn'.1..' r..I-,1 qualified for
vice presidency, proven through his exten-
sive involvement in Student Government
as a former Students Taking Action Against
Racism director and a current Cabinet chair-
man. But more .:.. -,,- liI', is his true com-
mitment to students, as witnessed in his
deep connection with the APIA community
through his leadership in the Filipino Stu-
dent Association, Building Dreams Founda-
tion, Asian Kaleidoscope Month and Asian
American Student Union.


Already, Anthony is breaking barriers as
the first Filipino-American to run for this
position in Florida. As an accomplished
Asian-American student leader, Anthony
can provide strong direction to fulfill our
university's mission of diversity. As a friend
and colleague, I know Anthony will speak
for those not spoken for. For the APIA com-
munity, Anthony will work alongside stu-
dents to challenge the historic lack of equal
resources at UF for Asian-Americans.
While I personally believe in Anthony
and what he can do for our campus commu-
nity, I invite you to join AASU at our SG Ex-
ecutive Candidate Debate at 6 p.m. on Feb.
14 in CSE A101. Like the Alligator motto
says, you decide.
Megan Vu
Asian American Student Union President



Players don't deserve special treatment
Janoris Jenkins has again been arrested.
On this occasion, he is charged with posses-
sion of marijuana. During 2009, he was ar-
rested and charged with affray and resisting
arrest without violence. Affray, in case you
are wondering, translates to fighting and is a
charge used by law enforcement officials re-
served for UF: - ...rl: : players and other ce-
lebrities that they don't want to charge with
assault or battery.
Jenkins is set to appear in court on Feb.
17. This sentencing should prove interest-
ing. Were the perpetrator anyone other than
a potential All-American on the UF -, .. rli: :11


team, he or she would be facing jail time.
The previous offense would be resurrected,
and the perpetrator would be sentenced for
that crime and the possession charge. Bear
in mind, this is not Jenkins' first offense.
The Gators' new coach said, "There's a
certain thing that I'm going to call 'the Flor-
ida Way,' and that's the way we need to act,
and that's the way [the team members] need
to represent our university."
We are witnessing yet another sad indi-
cator of Urban Meyer's pathetic legacy that
includes the arrest of 27 team members dur-
ing his tenure.
Good luck, Coach Muschamp: You will
need it. Your predecessor had enough play-
ers arrested to form a team - one complete
with an offense, defense, punter and kicker.
I think you will find your team infested with
hoodlums. You have not seen the last arrest
of a UF: - ...l: :II player. Acorns do not fall far
from the tree.
You should kick Jenkins off the team, take
his scholarship from him and sue him for re-
payment of all scholarship benefits already
provided.
The Gator Nation will soon see what
Coach Muschamp's view of "the Florida
way" really is. Will he send a clear message
to his team? Not likely.
What we will probably see is business as
usual. Jenkins will get a perfunctory slap on
the wrist, then move on to his millions in
the NFL, leaving behind only a bad memory
and a foul taste in our mouths.
Daniel E. Colley
Gainesville resident


UWire

Colleges should re-examine the quality


Recent study of survey responses, transcript in-
formation and data from the Collegiate Learning
Assessment concluded that 45 percent of students
tested after their second year in college showed no im-
provement in their development of "higher-order cogni-
tive skills."
This finding is the basis of the soon-to-be-released
book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College
Campuses. The book is a compilation of the findings of
researchers who followed 2,300 undergraduates through
four years of college at 24 unidentified higher education
institutions to measure the progress of the undergraduates'
critical thinking and analytic reasoning skills.
Dr. Richard Arum, a professor of sociology and educa-
tion at New York University and director of the Education
Research Program of the Social Science Research Council,
and Dr. Josipa Roksa, an assistant professor of sociology
at the University of Virginia, are both authors of the book
set to be published by the University of Chicago Press this
month.
A portion of the experts' book was published on the
Chronicle of Higher Education website, in which the two
discuss the book, the data and why college students aren't
improving.
The debate on the costs of higher education and how the
system can be improved has been a heated topic for years.
From students too focused on their social lives to profes-
sors focused on individual research, the authors have
found that the very people within the higher education
system aren't focused on a remedy to the problems. Even
worse, Arum and Roksa say that some may not even no-
tice the problems, writing that college students "define and
understand their college experiences as being focused more
on social than on academic development."
But a developed social aptitude certainly has its perks
and should not be considered the sole reason students are
not learning.Students leave college with strong friendships
and lasting memories. They have learned to depend on
others, to value friendship and to live independently.
However, when they leave college they don't entertain
the thought that their cognitive skills may have never de-
veloped.
It is far easier for self-reflective people to view their so-


The Lariat cial progress. A person's intellectual
Editorial Board progress, however, is a much more
UWire difficult aspect to examine.
It is ridiculous to say that all stu-
dents only come to college for the so-
cial growth. Perhaps students believe they have intellectu-
ally grown from college when in fact, because of the ease of
college courses, they have not.
The workload of college courses has a dramatic effect on
the amount a student improves. The study proves that stu-
dents whose classes reflect high expectations (more than 40
pages of reading a week and more than 20 pages of writing
a semester) developed their cognitive skills more than oth-
er students. Therefore, those teachers who underestimate
the work ethic of the current student population may be
helping the final grades of their course, but they are in no
way improving the overall education of students.
It is clear that several factors are contributing to the
stunted academic growth in higher education. However, it
all boils down to the truth that there aren't enough people
who care to work toward a solution.
"Students in general seek to enjoy the benefits of a full
collegiate experience that is focused as much on social life
as on academic pursuits, while earning high marks in their
courses with relatively little investment of effort. Profes-
sors are eager to find time to concentrate on their scholar-
ship and professional interests. Administrators have been
asked to focus largely on external institutional rankings
and the financial bottom line. Government funding agen-
cies are primarily interested in the development of new
scientific knowledge. In short, the system works. No actors
in the system are primarily interested in undergraduates'
academic growth, although many are interested in student
retention and persistence."
The problem lies here: No one is focusing directly on
the quality of our education - not students, professors,
administrators or faculty. How can we, as a nation that
once stood as the archetype of higher education success,
continue to allow money and politics to steal from future
generations' well being? This research has pinpointed the
glaring flaws of higher education and is sure to spark much
discussion and hopefully change. However, many aspects
of the current academic realm go untouched in this study,


of higher education
such as the major role digital technology has played on
our generation's development. Despite our simultaneous
growth with the digital world, numerous professors refuse
to incorporate any form of technology into their courses. It
is absurd to think that teaching styles should never change.
In fact, the easiest way to attempt to remedy this problem
of "no-growth learning" is to ask those who have commit-
ted their lives to educating collegiate scholars to tap into
their classes and discover what is and is not working. It
seems as if some professors expect all students to conform
to their generation's methods rather than discerning the
appropriate way to teach for the new generations.
As we become more dependent on technology, courses
should not continue to refuse the integration of technology.
However, simply accommodating for technology will not
solve our problems either. If digital textbooks are supposed
to offset the cost of high education, then will an increased
reading load truly benefit? Therefore, colleges should focus
on the ability to fully teach a course rather than the ability
to offer the course at a lower cost.
Until the realm of higher education has decided to
embrace technology, this balancing of pros and cons will
drone on.
The collegiate balance is severely off-kilter. There are
so many problems to fix and several theoretical remedies.
What's missing is action. What was once a highly efficient
system that churned out bright young minds and innova-
tive ideas is now nearing mass chaos. However, as Arum
and Roksa say in their book, we can't classify this problem
as a "crisis" because no one seems to be treating it as such.
That is, many people are sitting idle. Administrators are
still bringing in money, students are enjoying their college
years and professors are still focusing on personal research.
Until the higher education constituency bans together
and resolves to fix our broken system, we may be headed
downhill to a fate that is, at best, mediocre and, at worst, a
failure. It shouldn't take failure to get us motivated.
It should take the fact that some students are leaving
institutions that proclaim a mission of education without
showing any improvement.
That is failure. And it should be unacceptable. We need
passion. We need drive. We need a new mindset.
The Lariat, Baylor U. via UWIRE






8, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011


Jobs harder to get


for law school grads


* 15,000 JOBS AT LARGE
FIRMS HAVE DISAPPEARED
SINCE 2008.

By DANIELLE ALVAREZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

The dream of becoming a lawyer
with a high salary might be slowly
fading away.
A recent New York Times article
discussed the realities of law school
debt and stated that according to
a Northwestern Law study, about
15,000 attorney and legal-staff jobs
at large firms have disappeared
since 2008.
"Make sure you want to be a law-
yer, not just a sports agent, not just
a media law mogul but a lawyer,"
said Bob O'Linn, a first-year law stu-
dent at UE
O'Linn said he isn't discouraged
and has been offered a paid intern-
ship in Jacksonville.
"The key is personal contact and
meeting with people in the market
you want to practice," O'Linn said.


The UF Levin College of Law has
its own Center for Career Develop-
ment, which provides law students
and alumni with a range of career
sources including workshops and
individual career counseling, ac-
cording to its website.
Robert Rush, a UF law school
alumnus, graduated from the law
school back in 1985. Rush is now
part-owner of a law office located in
downtown Gainesville.
He said he has received 20 re-
sumes in the past
UF year but doesn't
Academics need to hire any-
one new. How-
ever, he does offer summer clerk-
ships for current law students.
Rush said students should look
for jobs and not worry about the pay
until they gain some experience be-
cause they are competing with law-
yers who do have experience.
"It's a myth that you're going to
become a multi-millionaire," said
Rush. "If you take care of the client
and the case, you don't have to wor-
ry about the money ever again."


LOCAL SCHOOLS

UF students plan to give makeover to low-income school


To reach the goal, there will be a Project Makeover
kickball tournament Feb. 12, and the organization will
be accepting open donations until the actual dates of the


Duval Elementary School is in danger of closing if its project, Stout said.
students do not improve their FCAT scores. "W
To help raise the spirit and the school's D rating from "When we b(
the department of education, UF students are giving this is much easier
elementary school a facelift Feb. 25 through 27. exc
This year's Project Makeover team, a UF student-run
service organization dedicated to improving local low-in-
come schools, will renovate the entire school by painting
large murals on the walls and adding different landscapes
to the play areas. The team plan,
The goal is to raise $5,000, and they've already raised blank walls of the
$4,000, said Sara Stout, the project's executive director. science section of t


A UF student studying in


Egypt has been evacuated


eautify the students' school, it
r for them to be motivated and
ited about learning."
Sara Stout
executive director of Project Makeover

s to paint large science murals on the
school to help prepare students for the
*he FCAT.


One of the biggest renovations will be to the outdoor
area of the school, Stout said.
Currently, the school's outdoor areas are plain and
have little landscaping.
"Our goal is to create an outdoor area for students to
have class in the shade," she said.
The Project Makeover team will install three heavy-
duty picnic tables in the yard of the school, along with
trees for shade.
Stout said the project helps show elementary students
that the university and the community support them and
want them to succeed.
"When we beautify the students' school, it is much
easier for them to be motivated and excited about learn-
ing," Stout said.


EGYPT, from page 1

Cairo streets, where cars whipped
through intersections without re-
gard for anything resembling a
traffic regulation.
But now Egypt has been thrust
into the international spotlight
as citizens flock to the streets de-
manding a change in government.
Study abroad programs to Egypt
have been put on indefinite hia-
tus.
One UF student who had been
studying at the American Univer-
sity in Cairo has been evacuated
from the country and was in Is-
tanbul as of press time.
For Russo, what is unfolding
before the world is not the result
of fervent religious sentiment
coming into fruition.
In a country where bribes get
things done and university pro-
fessors, according to Russo, make
$250 a month, economics come


into play.
"A person's daily wages hinge
on getting a piece of bread - that
pivot is so fragile," Russo said.
"How do you bribe your way
through the day when you don't
have anything to bribe with?"
"How do you bribe your
way through the day when
you don't have anything to
bribe with?"
Sandra Russo
director of program development
and federal relations for the UF
International Center

Still, Russo remains confident
that despite the uncertainty, Egypt
has the capabilities to emerge as a
stronger country thanks to a deep
influx of educated youth.
For now, however, no music
plays.


A demonstrator reacts in Tahrir - or Liberation - Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday. More than a quar-
ter-million people filled the city's main square.


Hands of Art
Islam on Campus presented the Islam Awareness Fair on Monday at the Reitz Union Colon-
nade, which included several cultural activities like henna painting. The fair continues today
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Reitz Union Colonnade.


By KRISTIN LOPOPOLO
Alligator Contributing Writer







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


Now Leasing for 2011-2012!
Student friendly 2/2's and 4/4's
Call today 352-271-3131
www.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


Gainesville Place Apts
4 BUS ROUTES TO UF!
4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive
42" TV included in every apt
$439 per person!
(352) 271-3131 -- GainesvillePlace.com
4-20-70-1


For Rent
furnished


The Polos
Already 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/MO
4BR 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 813-
205-1549. Email ibukreyev@ufl.edu. 2-8-
15-1


2/2 Condo Avail ASAP!Option to furnish.
$700.Close to UF,Santa Fe & Mall.2 bus
routes.Pet friendly.Great Place,Good Deal!
305.469.8020 tiah2005@gmail.com 2-2-
11-5-1


FURNISHED 3BR/2BA HOME
Cent H/AC, W/D, living room, family room,
kitchen, dining room, garage, fenced-in
backyard, side patio. 10 min from UF/SFC.
$1000/mo. Call 386-441-8208 2-4-11-5-1


II Rent
unfurnished


QUIET, CLEAN.
LOTS OF GREEN
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
4-20-10-70-2


For Rent
l unfurnished

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!
Call 352-371-7777
4-20-10-70-2

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print and/or web editions
right thru our website!
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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


For Rent
1 unfurnished

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

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

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

Madison Pointe-NW 23rd Blvd
1s-$699 2s-$789 3s $859.
Free Tanning, Pool, Gym
Gated and Pet Friendly
352-372-0400 madisonpointe.org
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*ONE MONTH FREE@
Available for Immediate Move-Ins
1,2, 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
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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


For Rent
Sunfurnished

Relaxing Upscale Apartments
2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats
Individual Leases, Steps to Campus
Internet, Cable & H20 Included
Furnished Units Available
379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com
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College Manor
Studios from $505
Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111
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GP is NOW LEASING for 2011
Student friendly 4/4's!
Starting at $409 per person!
(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
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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


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1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 1 6 Health Services 21 Entertainment
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found

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"-'1 For Rent
unfurnished


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


Move In Today/January/Fall!
1/1 from $625 * 1/1 LOFT from $625
2/2 from $669 *3/2 from $779
Pools * Cardio * Tanning
Washer/Dryers * HUGE Floor Plans!
377-7401 * Pets Loved!
4-20-10-70-2



BRIDGELIGHT
1 BR Loft Style
starting at $495 mo.
M-F 10-2 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 $954

Includes Internet
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-20-10-70-2


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


SUN 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!) 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


OF-ll For Rent
unfurnished



hEdBaur
*-- Monagement Inc.
CALL TODAY!
Homes/Condos/Apartments
Close to UF on bus route!
www.edbaurmanagement.com
352-375-7104
4-20-10-70-2

$500-$600 clean, spacious PRIVATE, apt.
for calm, stable, mature person in quiet area,
greenspace/trees; pvt patio, near UF & dntn,
bus. 1825-1826 NW 10th st. 352-376-0080,
352-284-3873; postj@bellsouth.net 4-20-
10-70-2

2 Months Free!
Sundowne Villas
Studio *$430 and 1/1 *$457
Located behind Butler Plaza
Pet friendly No weight limits!
Ph. 377-2596 www.gremco.com
4-20-10-70-2

2 MONTHS FREE!
Pine Rush Villas
NO PET/ALARM FEES
Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1/1 *$447
2/1 *$548
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
4-20-10-70-2

2 Months Free
Sunrise Villas
One Bedroom Villa *$428
Near UF and Shand's
Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
Ph. 372-4835 www.gremco.com
4-20-10-70-2

First Month Free
Campus Walk Apartments
All Inclusive Individual Leases
4 Bedroom Townhomes and flats
Located on UF campus
$350 per bedroom All Inclusive
Semester Leases available!
(352) 376-0828
(Rental office at Homestead Apts.)
www.gremco.com
4-20-10-70-2

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




WEdBaur

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

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


a ll For 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




Gaine 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
04/2 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
2-8-11-19-2

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
2-8-11-14-2

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
2-8-11-14-2

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

**** 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
2-28-11-25-2

WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN
3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free off-
street parking, all appliances incl W/D, DW.
Rent directly from owner. Special terms
avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 4-1 -
11-42-2


OF-For Rent
unfurnished

Beautiful, 1bd, 1ba, loft.
5 min. on freeway from SFC.
Renovated with tile & carpet. pool,
clubhouse, exercise room, quiet location.
$450mo $450sec $45appl fee. 472-6491
2-4-11-6-2

Walk to UF-2/2.5 bath townhouse avail now
or fall. Also houses near UF available for
Fall. www.forrentgainesville.com or call Todd
at 352-514-4915 3-17-11-30-2

1 BR/1 BA NW. $475/mo.
Available now. Pets ok.
Call 352-359-1644 or 352-332-8481 2-28-
11-20-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA, large living
room & bedrooms, washer/dryer provided.
15 min bike to campus, privacy fenced back-
yard. Pet ok. 2100 NW 8th Ct. $1400/mo.
339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com
2-8-11-4-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 5BR/2BA BIG, big
yard for dogs, bonfires, etc. W/D provided.
Fireplace in living room & game room w/ bar
area. 1803 SW 43rd Ave. $1650/mo. 352-
339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com
2--8-11-4-2

Immaculate small efficiency Quiet.Wash/
dry on premises.Wat/Sew incl NS No
pets.1/2m South of UF/Shands.2 bus
routes.$399/m.352-262-2871. Owner agent.
2-21-11-14-2






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

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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. $395/mo/rm
1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929
2-28-10-82-4


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.
2-4-11-21-4


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


Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, pool-
side, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed
internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils in-
cluded. $350/mo. No deposit required. 863-
634-1893. Available immediately. 2-14-10-
4


Roommate wanted to share nice furnished
home in NW neighborhood 2 mi from UF.
4 BR 2BA w/ W/D, all wood floors & large
fenced backyard. $450 inclds util, cable, HS
internet. No pets, N/S. 352-284-0771. 2-7-
11-5-4


2 male roommates needed. 2BRs avail in
3BR/2BA house. Close to UF campus, on
bus route, large fenced-in backyard. Cent H/
AC, pets welcome. $400/mo + elec. Call 561-
706-5378 2-8-11-5-4



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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



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
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BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
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FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
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BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
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Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis


ACROSS
1 Purchases
5 One way to cope
10 Key of Brahms's
Symphony No. 3
14 Midwest native
15 Speeder's
downfall
16 Attorney general
under Clinton
17 Long story
18 African title of
respect
19 Earth, in Essen
20 OPIE
23 China's Sun -
sen
24 Gallery
administrator's
deg.
25 Cry of success
26 "Wait, there's
more..."
29 Ring 5-Downs
32 Last: Abbr.
34 OBIE
40 -B: dental brand
41 Trail
42 In charge of
43 OKIE
48 Just fine, at NASA
49 Hors d'oeuvre
spread
50 Fairbanks-to-
Anchorage dir.
51 To the rear
54 Afternoon break
56 Sportscaster
Cross
58 ODIE
65 Leaf-to-branch
angle
66 Threshing
instrument
67 Sculptor's
material
68 Anatomical blood
carrier
69 Specialty
70 Queen's home
71 Blue-pencil
72 Shore eagles
73 River to the North
Sea

DOWN
1 Northwestern
pear
2 Where Pioneer
Day is celebrated


3 Teammate of
Mickey and
Whitey
4 Simmons
alternative
5 Settler?
6 Early light
7 "Bonanza" brother
8 Flier until '91
9 Waiter's burden
10 Thrown in
11 Like Hood's men
12 Tennis great
Agassi
13 Down under kids
21 Thrown missile
22 _ Cynwyd,
Philadelphia
suburb
26 Tiny particle
27 Dragster's org.
28 Campus VIP
30 Kodak product
31 Rascal
33" 'Clock Jump":
Harry James
recording
35A, in
communications
36 Cancun quencher
37 Miles per gal.,
points per game,
etc.


38 Roger of "Cheers" 53 Pop singer Lopez


39 Made faces,
perhaps
44 Roast, in Rouen
45 Painter of
Southwestern
scenes
46 Puts down
47 'The King and I"
actress, 1956
51 Desert growth
52 Sent, in a way


55 "It's nothing!"
57 French hot
springs town
59 In need of tuning
60 Do some
mending
61 Location
62 The Whiffenpoof
Song" collegians
63 Church section
64 Certain colorist


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89 Ford Bronco II $1499
97 Pontiac Transport $1499
96 Chevy Blazer $1999
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98 Cadillac Deville $1999
95 Ford Explorer $1999
98 Ford Expolorer $1999
97 Lincoln Town car $1999
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98 Landrover Discovery $4999
01 Chevy Silverado $4999
99 Ford F150 $5999
98 Dodge Durango $6999
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00 Chevy 3500 $5900
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05 Saturn Ion $7999
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2-9-20-14

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needed for immigration law office - PT.
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Friday. Phone:(352)375-4683 x6500. 2-4-
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Sports
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Parsons' free throws seal overtime win vs. Vandv


* THE SENIOR HAD 18
POINTS AND 11 BOARDS.

By GREG LUCA
Alligator Staff Writer
gluca@alligator org

In the closing moments of Tues-
day's game, the Gators were likely
feeling a sense of de]a vu.
Just four days earlier, UF gave
away its contest against Mississippi
State due to poor free-throw shoot-
ing down the stretch.
Against Vanderbilt, UF's free-
throw struggles nearly cost the
Gators the game in regulation, but
senior forward Chandler Parsons
remained calm.
With 15 seconds left in overtime
and the Gators up by two, Par-
sons stepped to the line and coolly
knocked down both of his free
throws, securing a 65-61 Florida (17-
5, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) win
over Vanderbilt (15-6, 3-4 Southeast-
ern Conference) on Tuesday night in
the O'Connell Center.
"I just needed to be a man, go up
there and put the ball in the hole,"
Parsons said. "It's all mental. I just
stepped up there and knocked it
down, and I was fortunate to do that
for my team in a clutch situation."
Parsons' free-throws were the
icing on an 18-point, 11-rebound
double-double.
The senior forward also chipped


in two assists and three steals en
route to one of his most complete
games of the season.
"He rebounded the ball, he was
aggressive and he was physical," UF
coach Billy Donovan said. "He did a
lot of really good things for us all the
way around."
The Gators had an eight-point
lead with 4:51 to play but scored just
one point the rest of regulation, go-
ing 1 for 4 at the line and 0 for 6 from
the field.
Meanwhile, Vanderbilt con-
nected on its final six free throws,
evoking memories of previous late
losses.
"It would've been awful," Par-
sons said of the prospect of losing
another game because of free throws.
"There's no way around it: Losing is
terrible. I'm just glad we made some
big plays tonight to get the W."
Rebounding was a huge factor
in the game, particularly in the final
moments, as Parsons earned his spot
at the line when he rebounded his
own miss with UF leading by two.
Overall, UF was dominant on the
glass, establishing a 47-34 advan-
tage, with 15 of its rebounds coming
on the offensive end.
Five players had at least five
boards, as seemingly everyone got
involved in the physicality of the
contest.
"That was by far the most physi-
cal game we played all year long,"
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16


Florida forward Chandler Parsons shoots during the Gators' 65-61 overtime victory against Vanderbilt in
the O'Connell Center on Tuesday night. Parsons finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.


Muschamp faces first NSD at UF


Transition class hard to judge


By TOM GREEN
Alligator Writer
tgreen@alligator org

Two months into his new job,
Gators coach Will Muschamp has
his first real test.
With 17 recruits orally commit-
ted to UF, and seven already en-
rolled in classes, Muschamp and
his staff are looking for a strong
finish today, when athletes can
first sign national letters of intent.
But that could prove difficult
with his inaugural class.
Since taking over for Urban
Meyer, Muschamp has gained
commitments from three recruits:
Miami Monsignor Pace High safe-
ty Jabari Gorman, Middletown
(Conn.) Xavier High linebacker


Graham Stewart and Coconut
Creek North Broward Prep defen-
sive end Tevin Westbrook.
Over the first two months,
though, Muschamp also lost com-
mitments from Groveland South
Lake High cornerback Nick Wai-
some, Plantation
High linebacker
Ryan Shazier
and Kirtland
Recruiting (Ohio) Lake
Catholic High
offensive line-
man Chase Hounshell.
"That's what happens in a
transition year," ESPN recruiting
analyst Jamie Newberg said. "It's
awfully tough to do with a short
recruiting window."
Even though building relation-


ships with recruits in two months
is a lot to ask of coaches, Mus-
champ and his staff have been
hard at work trying to assemble
the Gators' 2011 recruiting class,
which is currently ranked 17th by
Rivals.com.
Although fans may be dis-
appointed with UF's class, it
shouldn't come as a surprise.
"It's kind of what we expect-
ed," Newberg said. "Remember
back to Urban Meyer's first class?
It was pretty much the same type
of thing. This is par for the course
when there's a coaching change."
In Meyer's first year recruiting
for Florida, his class ranked 15th
and only had 18 signees.
Muschamp has already accom-
plished his goal of getting early
,. .11....-, That includes four-star
SEE RECRUIT, PAGE 16


Walker becomes Gators'


go-to guy late in games


Chandler Parsons may
have come up bigger
than anyone against
the Commodores, but Erving
Walker proved Tuesday this is
his team.
Sure, Parsons walked out
the hero. He led the team in
scoring and rebounds. He
showed why he's the best pro
prospect.
And yeah, he knocked down
two huge free throws with 15
seconds left. But make no mis-
take: In crunch time, the Gators


Tyler Jett
The Jett Stream
tjett@allgator org
Twitter @iamtyler


look to
Walker,
who fin-
i s he d
tied for
second
on the
te a m
with 15
points.


Last
week against Georgia, Walker
stepped up at the end of the
first overtime, hitting a 30-foot-
SEE TYLER, PAGE 16


* UF president Bernie Machen ripped the act of grayshirting in a letter sent to
Sl.com. But the Gators tried to grayshirt two recruits last season and at least one
this year. Maybe Machen could utilize the Internet to research certain things be-
fore appearing uninformed about his own program. What's he going to do next?
Speak out on college football felons being let off the hook without punishment?


E After two automatic-qualifying
marks at the Texas A&M Challenge,
UF's men's track and field team sits
atop the USTFCCCA Division I Men's
Indoor National Team Rankings.


* Keep an eye on alligatorSports.org, our
recruiting blog and on Twitter at @alligator-
Sports as we update live from two state high
schools and post Florida coaches' reactions
to the events of National Signing Day.






14, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011


FULLY COMMITTED


FB commit Joyer remains loyal to family, UF


By TOM GREEN
Alligator Writer
tgreen@alligator org
Hunter Joyer's decision to
commit to Florida last June
was an easy one.
Location played a pivotal role
for the nation's top-rated fullback,
who lives in Wesley Chapel, about
25 miles northeast of Tampa.
His mother, Kristen, had an
aneurysm last February, and dis-
tance was part of the reason Joyer
recently transferred from Tampa
Catholic High to Wesley Chapel
High, where he spent his first two
years of high school.
"It was scary, not knowing if I
was going to lose her or not," Joy-
er said. "It's something I worried
about a lot."
Joyer was making a 45-minute
trip to and from school each day.
With his mom's health condition,
Joyer and his family could no lon-
ger commit the time and money it
took for him to remain at Tampa
Catholic.
"I wanted to be close to her,"
Joyer said. "She's getting back to
normal. I guess she won't be back
to being 100 percent, but she's do-
ing pretty good."
The opportunity to be a mere
two hours away from home to
play college football appealed to
the former Tampa Catholic stand-
out.
That was enough to make Joy-
er, Rivals.com's No. 1 fullback,
commit to Florida, a school that
was always at the top of his list


because of the academics and
prestige of the -.. rl :IIl program.
"He's such a grounded young
man," Crusaders coach Bob Hen-
riquez said. "He's fairly quiet, but
on the field, he's fiery. ... Some-
times you don't know whether
something's eating at him or
bothering him, but it couldn't be
easy what he's gone through."
At Florida, Joyer would be able
to easily travel home and check
on his mom if anything were to
happen.
Although fullbacks have been
irrelevant at UF, Joyer thought he
would see the field if he proved
his worth to the coaches, so he
stayed strong in his commitment.
And now, Joyer could find
himself becoming a bigger player
in the Gators' offense than he ever
imagined.



Joyer had his heart set on Flor-
ida ever since he was young. He
would often visit the school and
check out the stadium with his
family.
When former Florida coach Ur-
ban Meyer told Joyer his potential
role in the Gators' offense, the de-
cision became even clearer.
Henriquez, who coached Joyer
as a junior and senior, said Meyer
and his staff didn't plan on re-
cruiting a fullback with this year's
class - until they saw Joyer.
"They were so impressed with
Hunter that they made the deci-
sion to offer him because they


didn't think there would be a full-
back with his skill set next year,"
Henriquez said.
Nevermind that Meyer's
spread-option offense rarely used
a fullback, or that not once during
Meyer's tenure at Florida did he
land a true fullback in one of his
recruiting classes.
It didn't matter to Joyer that
none of the fullbacks on the
Gators' roster under Meyer had
recorded more than one career
carry
But when coaches offered
Joyer a scholarship on June 16, he
didn't hesitate to accept, and he
gave his oral commitment to UF
the-.1.. 11'',, day.
Joyer and Henriquez said
Meyer told them he was trying to
transition the offense into a more
traditional one that included two-
back sets because defenses were
starting to catch up to the spread.
"[The coaches] wanted to use a
fullback more than they actually
were," Joyer said. "They didn't
really know if any of the full-
backs they had could really run
the ball. The offense was ready to
have a fullback, and they wanted
to change it around with [John]
Brantley at quarterback."
The two-time national title-
winning coach sold Joyer on play-
ing for Florida despite the lack of
a role for the position in Meyer's
offense and the fact that many
considered him an afterthought
in the Gators' recruiting class.
"I don't havbeto be in the spot-
light or be the main guy on the


team," Joyer said. "It doesn't
bother me at all."



As a fullback, Joyer is used to
being overlooked.
The top high school prospects
at each position are normally
four- and five-star recruits. But
the nation's No. 1 fullback this
year is a three-star recruit for the
first time since at least 2001, ac-
cording to Rivals.com.
"Growing up, I wasn't always
the most athletic one on the field,
so I had to get it done other ways,"
Joyer said.
Joyer found fullback to be a
natural fit, especially since his
father, Jack, also played it. Joyer
was always 30 to 40 pounds big-
ger than most kids his age, but
not much taller, and couldn't play
many other positions. Offensive
line wasn't an option to him - he
wanted the chance to touch the
ball.
As a senior at Tampa Catholic,
the 6-foot, 245-pound Joyer began
the season as the Crusaders' fea-
tured back because of the team's
youth at running back. He was a
year removed from being the lead
blocker for a 1,700-yard rusher,
and his offense struggled early on
when his role changed.
"He was willing to play more
fullback to help the team, so he
went back to that traditional
role," Henriquez said.
When Florida coach Will
Muschamp took over for Meyer
and said he would implement a
pro-style offense, Joyer knew he
would be one of the players to
reap the benefits.
"I was really excited about
that," Joyer said. "I knew the of-
fense would fit my style a lot bet-
ter than it did before, so I thought
it was even a better decision after
they hired [Muschamp]."
When Muschamp later named
former Notre Dame head coach
and Kansas City Chiefs offensive
coordinator Charlie Weis as the
Gators' offensive coordinator,
Joyer knew he would have an op-
portunity to make an impact at
Florida, even as a freshman.
On his official visit to UF in
January, and during an in-school
visit, Joyer sat down with Weis
and discussed the role he will play
in Florida's offense when he signs
his national letter of intent today,
, m.'.:, :11 becoming a Gator.
"My future seems pretty
strong," Joyer said. "I won't have
to worry about not being used
and not being on the field."



Even after Meyer resigned in
December, Joyer didn't waver in
his commitment to the school.
As long as Florida didn't hire


a coach who planned on run-
ning a five-wide-receiver offense,
Joyer intended to keep his word.
The chance to contribute was still
there for Joyer when Muschamp
and Weis were hired.
"He'll be able to get on the
field," ESPN recruiting analyst
Corey Long said. "The opportu-
nity will definitely be there."
During his only season with
the Chiefs, Weis' offense led the
NFL in rushing yards (2,627) and
was tied for fourth in yards per
carry (4.7). Part of the credit for
that goes to the fullbacks, who,
despite not putting up many
stats, were primarily used as lead
blockers.
When Joyer met with Weis,
the coach told Joyer he intends to
use the fullback like he has in the
past: as a lead blocker, goal-line
back and receiver in the flats and
out of play action.
Long thinks Joyer will be able
to fill that role for Florida.
"He'll grow into a nice pros-
pect," Long said. "He's a good
blocker and has some good re-
ceiving skills. He's a decent run-
ner and a tough kid. ... He'll be a
good blocking back."
With a spot in the offense al-
ready mapped out, Weis told
Joyer the chance to play early was
there for him but to not feel pres-
sured by it.
"I know I have a lot of work to
get done," Joyer said. "I need to
work hard and impress the coach-
es and show them that I have what
it takes to start. There's always a
possibility I can start, but I won't
guarantee anything."
The Gators have two fullbacks
on their roster with game experi-
ence: rising senior Steven Wilks
and rising junior T.J. Pridemore,
both of whom were converted
from defense to fullback before
coming to Florida.
Together, the two have played
in 35 games and totaled zero ca-
reer carries, contributing mostly
on special teams.
Joyer, who bench presses at
least 485 pounds, feels his body
is mature enough to contribute
right away in college. Henriquez
described Joyer as a student of the
game and thinks his skill set will
transition well to the next level.
"He's going to be an intricate
part," Long said. "He'll be one of
those blocking fullbacks that you
definitely notice if he's not in the
game because the production of
the offense goes down."
After .... o.'iI,: being an af-
terthought in the Gators' 2011
recruiting class, Joyer's decision
to remain close to home and com-
mit to Florida, despite the coach-
ing change, helped put him in an
unfamiliar spot for UF fullbacks:
relevant.
"It seems like the situation
played itself out for the better,"
Joyer said.


Florida fullback commit Hunter Joyer, left, will sign his national letter of intent to play for the Gators
today. The former Tampa Catholic standout is the top-rated prospect in the country at his position.





WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 0 ALLIGATOR, 15


Gators dominate at JU Invitational for early season win


* FLORIDA BEAT SECOND-PLACE
NORTH FLORIDA BY 25 SHOTS.
By ALEX PECKHAM
Alligator Writer
Florida men's golf coach Buddy Alexan-
der expressed a simple sentiment after the
Gators completed their domination at the JU
Invitational on Tuesday.
"You couldn't ask for anything more," he
said.
The Gators managed to win the event
by a remarkable 25-shots over second-place
North Florida.


The team's 6-under-par final score was
due in large part to senior Bank Vongvani],
who shot 1-over-par on Tuesday but turned
in a 5-under-par score of 211 for the event.
Vongvanij's showing was enough to earn
him the individual crown, as he bested Lib-
erty's Robert Karlsson by two strokes.
Vongvani] was not alone in his efforts,
though, as four other Gators golfers earned
top-20 finishes.
Phillip Choi shot an even-par round to
finish in fifth,Andres Echavarria turned in
a 1-over-par round to come in seventh and
Tyler McCumber finished eighth.
Tommy Mou bounced back from an


8-over-par showing on Monday with an
even-par round on Tuesday, earning a 19th-
place finish.
"We came here hoping to play
solid golf and win the tournament,
and we managed to do both of
those things."
Buddy Alexander
Florida men's golf coach

Alexander was satisfied by his team's
performance over the two-day event.
"We came here hoping to play solid golf


and win the tournament, and we managed
to do both of those things," he said.
Alexander came away impressed by the
performance of Vongvani] and his individ-
ual win. He was also proud of the resilience
shown by Mou to shoot an even-par round
after struggling Monday.
Florida now has the chance to fine-tune
before looking to defend its home turf at the
Gator Invitational, which is played on the
Mark Bostick Golf Course on Feb. 12-13.
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Florida still in contention for several top prospects

RECRUIT,from page 13


quarterback Jeff Driskel, four-star
running back Mike Blakely and
four-star tight end A.C. Leonard.
Florida wide receiver commit
Ja'Juan Story, who has wavered
since Meyer resigned, will make
his decision between UF and Ohio
State at 9 a.m. at ,. .. .1 I 11.- Na-
ture Coast Technical High.
The Gators remain in conten-
hon for several of the nation's top
uncommitted recruits, many of
whom will make decisions today.
Marcus Roberson, the nation's
No. 2 cornerback, will announce
at Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas
Aquinas today.
Five-star linebacker Curtis
Grant will sign his letter of intent
in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony at Rich-
mond (Va.) Hermitage High.
Moreno Valley Rancho Verde
High wide receiver Junior Pomee,
whose finalists are UF and USC,
will announce at 7:30 tonight.
Four-star defensive tackle Tim-
my Jernigan will announce at 11
a.m. at Lake City Columbia High.
"They'll get a few kids, not nec-
essarily from their top list," ESPN
recruiting analyst Corey Long
said. "But [Muschamp] might get
a shocker or two."

TYLER, from page 13


er as time expired to keep UF alive. While
he won't show up on any highlight reels for
his effort Tuesday, Walker was just as big.
With less than a second left in the first
half and Florida trailing 24-22, coach Billy
Donovan drew a play for Walker. It's mo-
ments like those when a team reveals who
it will lean on with the game on the line.
Walker fielded the inbounds pass just
beyond the arc and knocked down a trey
between a pair of Commodores, giving the
Gators the lead and momentum headed to
the locker room.
People won't remember that shot years
from now, but in an overtime game, that
was as big as any.
When a pair of free throws by John Jen-
kins tied the game with 23 seconds left in
regulation, Florida again turned to Walker.


Alligator File Photo
Safety De'Ante Saunders, a Florida commit who enrolled early, is one of 17 recruits orally commit-
ted to new coach Will Muschamp and the Gators entering National Signing Day today.


Holding the ball for the last shot, Walker
drove right, pulled up and missed a poten-
tial game-winner off the back rim.
If he makes that shot, Walker receives the
same attention Parsons did a year ago when
his buzzer-beating three-pointers against
N.C. State and South Carolina earned him
a recurring role on SportsCenter.
But Walker didn't make it, and he isn't a
candidate for Dickle V's all-onions team.
Yet.
The fact that the team looked to him in
that moment, however, is huge.
"He's the point guard, so we expect ev-
erything to run through him," sophomore
guard Kenny Boynton said. "He isn't afraid
to hit big shots. He's shown he can, and we
have confidence in him."
And in overtime, Walker stepped up
again, hitting one of two free throws, scor-
ing on a coast-to-coast layup and setting up
Boynton for his wide-open three-pointer


that gave the Gators a 63-61 lead.
Knowing the Gators, they will find
themselves in a few more tight games be-
tween now and the NCAA Tournament.
And if you happen to watch some of those
nail-biters, keep an eye on No. 11.
Also, look at the rest of the team. If they
act anything like they did in the closing sec-
onds of regulation Tuesday, you will see a
lot of players setting picks and standing out
of the way.
For whatever reason, some would brand
Walker a ball hog. But he's not. Every team
needs one player willing to step up at the
end of games.
That is as much a part of a team's iden-
tity as anything. And while the Gators still
have plenty to figure out (Should they use
that small lineup more? Will Vernon Mack-
lin ever get off the bench in tight games?),
they at least have the most important ele-
ment in place.


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HOOPS, from page 13

Donovan said.
Florida's advantage inside
was aided by Vanderbilt's foul
trouble, as frontcourt stalwarts
Festus Ezeli, Jeffery Taylor and
Steve Tchiengang all fouled out
late in the contest.
"That was real important,"
Parsons said. "When it gets to
overtime it's hard not to pick up
that fifth foul. We were fortunate
those guys ... got in foul trouble
early so we could get them out of
the game."
The second half was a streaky
affair filled with runs for both
sides.
UF seemed poised to take con-
trol of the game when it went on a
7-0 run to take
an eight-point
lead, but Van-
derbilt quickly
Men's responded
Basketball with an 8-1
stretch of its
own to close
the gap.
UF followed with a 9-2 spurt,
giving the Gators an eight-point
lead that evaporated as Vander-
bilt closed out the final 4:51 with
a 9-1 run.
Both teams got off to hot starts
before cooling off from the field.
Florida and Vanderbilt combined
for 18 points in the first four min-
utes but scored just 31 the rest of
the half.
Vanderbilt was set to take a
lead into halftime, until Parsons
inbounded the ball to Walker
with just one second remaining
and the junior hit a 30-foot buzz-
er beater to give UF a one-point
halftime lead.




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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 20 We Inform. You Decide. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 Faculty member in Egypt as riots erupt SHE IS A DIRECTOR IN THE UF INTERNATIONAL CENTER. By CJ PRUNER Alligator Staff Writer When Sandra Russo left her hotel in Egypt in the early hours of Jan. 26 for her flight, she couldn't help but hear the sounds of laughter and upbeat music coming across the way. They were the sounds of an Egyptian engagement party, the kind that start a little before midnight and keep rolling all through the night. Typical Egypt, she thought. Unbeknownst to those dancing and to the American, Egypt was erupting. Having visited the country a handful of times, Russo, the director of program development and federal relations for the UF International Center, knew that Egypt didn't specialize in standard of living. With poverty rampant, unemployment soaring among youth and a government seemingly deaf to cries of reform, it was only a matter of time, she thought, before it all came tumbling down. "It was like a big tea kettle," said Russo. "It just blew." But what happened on Jan. 25 took her completely by surprise. "I guess I just wasn't that savvy," she said. Russo did have suspicions that not all was well. The atmosphere in Middle Eastern countries had grown more edgy following the events in Tunisia. In the days leading up to the protests, Egyptian newspapers and televisions told of citiInternational zens walking News up to large public places with a can of gasoline ready to turn their bodies into politically driven human barbecues. The Egyptians she knew were not the ones that she was seeing on the televisions at the Amsterdam airport. The Egyptians she knew were kind, polite and always willing to help an American. The only time she said she was ever afraid for her safety was crossing the SEE EGYPT, PAGE 8 ALACHUA COUNTY COMMISSION County ready for appeal By MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Writer The Alachua County Commission decided Tuesday to hire consultants to defend it when the Alachua County Sheriff Office's roughly $500,000 budget cut appeal goes to Tallahassee. The commission isn't sure when the appeal will go to court, but County Attorney Dave Wagner cautioned that it could be soon and without much warning. County Manager Randall Reid said it would be a good idea for a few commissioners to go to Tallahassee, even if it's just for show. Commissioner Mike Byerly said he didn't understand why commissioners would need to go to Tallahassee when their staff are handling the case. Wagner said that while county staff could handle the lawsuit, it helps to have figureheads in a highly political setting. "I don't expect it to be rational, to be honest with you," Wagner replied. "We're hesitant to go up there without one of you present to at least give the impression that elected officials care about this issue." The commission also decided to meet with a prison company, Corrections Corporation of Amenca, to hear as many options as possible before the commission decides how to run the jail for the next decade. Most of the CommisReid sion thought the sheriff should stay in charge of the jail but that the commission would take control as a second choice. A last resort would be handing over the jail to a private company, an option none of the commissioners liked. Nosuspect in killing By ALEXANDER KLAUSNER Alligator Staff Writer The investigation of the death of a UF student remains open and ongoing, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. Firefighters found the body of Saleha Huuda, 21, Dec. 30 after extinguishing a small brushfire off County Road 225, a half-mile north of Gainesville Raceway. Though no report has come back from the medical examiner, the death is expected to be ruled a homicide. Investigators finished examining Huuda's car, which was found about 15 miles away from where she was found. However, no suspects have been named in the case, and the cause of death is still undetermined. "A lot of times, toxicology takes up to six months," sheriff's office spokesman Art Forgey said. "So, I woudn't say this is anything unusual at all." "A lot of times, toxicology takes up to six months." Art Forgey sheriff's office spokesman Huuda was a member of the UF Competitive Cheerleading squad, along with other campus dance groups. Forgey said investigators are working to establish a timeline and suspects in the case. 'Biggest Loser' competitor, Olympic gold medalist sells 1.5 lb. burger AFTON, Wyo. -A former Olympic wrestler is serving a 1.5-pound hamburger at his Wyoming restaurant while competing on TV to be "The Biggest Loser." The mighty Rulon Burger at Rulon Gardner's Burger Barn restaurant in Afton is so big, it's molded in a pizza tin. It comes on a bun with all the toppings. Gardner won gold at the 2000 Olympics by beating a Russian who hadn't lost in 13 years. Gardner's challenge to all comers now: Finish the burger plus a basket of fries and a 44-ounce drink in 20 minutes. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Gardner's best is 8 minutes, 23 seconds. Gardner is competing to lose weight on the NBC show, "The Biggest Loser." He weighed in at 474 pounds, more than 200 pounds heavier than when he won gold. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 Rain CROSSWORD 11 73/49 SPORTS 13 visit www.alligator.org Equal Standing Gainesville City Commission candidates, from left to right, Thomas Hawkins, Lauren Poe and Susan Bottcher, listen to Mallory Wells, the Equality Florida public policy director, as she speaks about a proactive campaign for the LGBT community Tuesday night at Lux, a downtown bar. Florida senior forward Chandler Parsons (right) iced the Gators' win against Vanderbilt on Tuesday night in the O'Connell Center with two late free throws in overtime. See Story, Page 13.

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2, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2011 News Today Islam Awareness Fair Today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reitz Union Colonnade Calligraphy, famous Muslims posters, hopscotch in Arabic and jump rope with a Muslim are some activities planned. Come experience the various Muslim cultures around the world. The Islam fair will also feature cultural organizations from the UF campus. Please visit islamoncampus.com for more information. The event is free. Dynamo General Body Meeting Today, 6 p.m. Anderson Room 34 The theme this week will be democratic transition in Arab countries. The group will be discussing the revolution in Tunisia, the protests in Yemen and the protests taking place in Egypt. New members are encouraged to attend and participate. Guest Speaker: Transplant Director Today, 7:15 p.m. Matherly Room 16 Dr. Edward D. Staples is an associate professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the UF College of Medicine and the heart and lung transo Help the homeless EE= Q Balance the Budget Clean up our streets Vote Richard Selwach City Commissioner at Large 2 The best man for the job. voteselwach.com pd. pol. adv STUDENT LOANS! TVs e Stereos e Jewelry e Tools Musical Instruments A good place to pawn! BEST JEWELRY & LOAN 523 NW 3rd Ave (352) 371-4367 PAWN BROKERS TODAY RAIN 73/49 THURSDAY RAIN 59/49 plant surgical director at Shands. He recently performed Shands' 500th lung transplant. Everyone is invited to this week's Get Carded meeting to hear him speak about his experiences. Golden Key meeting Today, 6:45 p.m. Turlington Room L005 There will be a guest speaker from the Civic Media Center. After the meeting at 8 p.m., there is a fundraising social at TCBY on 34th Street. Dance Marathon Registration Through Thursday Help make miracles happen by registering to dance for Dance Marathon 2011. Dancers do not need to be registered through or be part of an organization to participate in this event. Visit the Dance Marathon website at floridadm.org to register for the event or make a donation. FRIDAY RAIN 71/56 SATURDAY RAIN 65/38 SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 65/42 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 submissions after above events. Improperly formatted "What's Happening" submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. In Tuesday's Alligator, an article incorrectly identified Gainesville City Commissioner Lauren Poe as holding the at-large seat. Commissioner Thomas Hawkins holds the atlarge seat. The Alligator strives to be accurate and clear in its news reports and editorials. If you find an error, please call our newsroom at 352-376-4458 or send an e-mail to editor@ alligator.org. 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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2011E ALLIGATOR, 3 Gay rights organization opens Gainesville chapter The group fundraised for Mayor Lowe's election campaign rightsfor others Iwllbefightingfor the By CJ PRUNER Alligator Staff Writer After a long Tuesday filled with meetings, handshakes and city statutes, Craig Lowe decided to stop off for a drink after work. But for the mayor, his off-the-clock cocktail was more than an occasion to unfasten his tie and rub elbows with colleagues and friends in a subdued environment not confined to the formal customs of City Hall. It was an opportunity to relish in one of the causes that, he believes, is integral to whether his administration is viewed as successful: equality for all citizens. Equality Florida, an organization devoted to promoting rights for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, celebrated opening a Gainesville office at Lux bar on Tuesday. Mallory Wells, the public policy director for Equality Florida, said the opening of an office in Gainesville was years in the making. The group had previously led efforts to defeat Gainesville Charter Amendment 1, a local ordinance presented in 2009 that would have lifted local anti-discrimination policies toward the LGBTQ community. Equality Florida also campaigned and raised funds for Lowe during his run for mayor last year. "I want Gainesville to go to Tallahassee and tell legislators that their town is an inclusive community," Wells said. Among those in attendance were city commissioners Lauren Poe and Thomas Hawkins along with city commission candidate Susan Bottcher, who all received endorsements in their respective commission races. Bottcher said such an organization is necessary to resist what she described as a conservative and Tea Party-led effort to "turn the clock back." "I want Gainesville to go to Tallahassee and tell legislators that their town is an inclusive community." Mallory Wells Policy director for Equality Florida "I think that's the antithesis of what we want to do in this city in this country in the 21st century," she said. "All I know is that as long as there are citizens trying to restrict rights Although he acknowledged that issues of equality may not be the key issue on the minds of most Gainesville voters, Poe stressed the importance of keeping such issues in focus. "If you're not grounded in equal rights for all citizens, you're failing to serve your entire community," he said. Lowe said the fact that Equality Florida chose to open an office in Gainesville comes as no surprise. He said that while he is pleased with the strides the city has made with shoring up rights for all citizens, there is still much work to be done. The key, Lowe said, would be in translating the city's legislative efforts to promote equality into opportunities for residents on a day-to-day basis. "I think we've gone pretty far," Lowe said, "but I think we need to work harder." County releases yearly financial report online ALACHUA COUNTY'S TOTAL REVENUE WAS $327 MILLION. By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer Alachua County residents can find out how the county spent their tax dollars last year as the 2010 fiscal year annual report has been released by county manager Randall Reid and the Alachua County Communications Office. The county will print a couple thousand copies of the report for those who can't access it online, Communications Coordinator Mark Sexton said. The digital report also includes 30-minute video interviews with county department heads. Total revenues for the 2010 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, topped $326.83 million, with most of the year's income streaming in through property taxes. 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Twenty-five percent of the county's costs went to the AlaLocal chua County Sherriff's News Office, constitutional officers and judicial officers. The Alachua County Public Works Department spent the most of any county department with 31 percent of the departments' total expense, while the public safety department came in second with 20 percent. To see the full report, visit http:/ / www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/Communications/ Documents/ AnnualReports/ Annual-Report-2010.pdf. The ULTIMATE WARRIOR PROGRAM FOR WOMEN Learn to successfully defend yourself against a larger, stronger opponent. A FREE program offered by the True Freedom Foundation, Inc. Beginning Jan. 19th Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Center 1028 NE 14th St. Gainesville For women 18 and up. Space is limited. Call (813) 944-7135 to register www.truefreedomfoundation.org Juggling Break UF students spend their lunch hour juggling Tuesday on the Plaza of the Americas. 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4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2011 Senators call for clean campaigning By CAROLYN TILLO Alligator Staff Writer Although Tuesday's Student Senate meeting lasted less than an hour, members of the Unite Party and the Progress Party have hours of work ahead of them as elections loom. SC general elections will be held on Feb. 22 and 23, and parties were required to submit their list of candidates by Tuesday night. Student Alliance party leader Kevin Kleponis announced he will be stepping down from his role due to the party's merge with Progress Party for the elections. The newly merged party will maintain the Progress Party name. Kleponis expressed his support for Dave Schneider, Progress Party candidate for Student Body president. "He is an activist on campus, and he's going to be an activist Student Body president," Kleponis said. Both Kleponis and Senate President Ben Meyers, the Unite Party candidate for Student Body President, urged senators to avoid unfair or corrupt campaign tactics. "What happened last spring has done nothing but discourage voter turnout." Ben Meyers Senate President During last February's election season, fliers critical of both the Student Alliance party and the Unite Party were distributed on campus. "What happened last spring has done nothing but discourage voter turnout [and] increase apathy," Meyers said. The discussion danced from party politics to salsa when senators unanimously approved a bill allocating $1,820 to the Gator Salsa Club for a spring formal featuring dance instruction. Dana Burke/ Alligator Staff Sen. Andrew Hart was announced as the new Student Alliance and Progress party leader by Sen. Kevin Kleponis at the Student Senate meeting Tuesday night. SG political parties announce executive candidates 0 ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD FEB. 22 AND 23. By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer As the qualifying interviews for Student Government elections wound down Tuesday, the executive race picked up. The SG political parties announced their candidates for Student Body vice president and treasurer this week. Cassia Laham, a Progress Party senator, will run for vice president as Dave Schneider's running mate. Amy Chaildin will be running as the Progress Party's candidate for treasurer. Anthony Reynolds will be the Unite Party's vice presidential candidate, and T.J. Villamil will be running for treasurer. Ben Meyers, the Unite Party candidate for Student Body president, said he is honored to be campaigning with Reynolds and Villamil. Reynolds has served as the Unite Party president and as SG Cabinet chairman, Student Government overseeing all the Cabinet directors. Villamil is the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, which is in charge of the $14 million SG budget. "I feel like our ticket is three times stronger now that they're on," said Meyers, who is the current Senate president. Reynolds said he knows Meyers and Villamil well and has worked with them in the the past. "We have a really good dynamic, the three of us," he said. Schneider, the Progress Party candidate for president, said his running mates want to get more students involved in SG. "They want to take SG outside of the third floor of the Reitz Union and into Turlington Plaza," he said. Laham has been a member of Students for a Democratic Society, a student activist group, for three years, and is a former president of Students for Justice in Palestine. Chaildin is a graduate student pursuing her master's degree in Health Administration and has a bachelor's degree in business administration. She worked for four years as a student financial assistant in the SG Finance Office. MAKE YOUR VALENTI NE EXTRA HAPPY! H Place your E A R 1II N E 5 rnes5age in the Valentine'5 Day 5peciAl section for only $10 o Be Eligible to WIN a Dinner for Two and other great prizes / PRANGE'S V PPODROME Manuef's SI e r i s I TFF Vintage Room It's EASY -go to www.alligator.org/classiieds/ & click on the Heartlines link o DEADUNEFeb7,-(prn alligator Wed. Feb 1 r vvecl. March ) ', Wed. March I Wed. April 13 I Take advantage of The Alligator to fill your 2011 vacanCe!-. 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

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 20110 ALLIGATOR, 5 Ga. woman, 114, is world's oldest Group wants Reitz remodel By JOLISA CANTY Alligator Contributing Writer The Reitz Union Board of Managers is seeking student signatures to petition the Make It Reitz project, a renovation and expansion of the Reitz Union. The Make It Reitz campaign is similar to the Renew Your Reitz campaign from spring 2010, but the Renew Your Reitz aimed at funding this new project. "We are focused on educating students, finding out their needs and gaining support so that we can give them the services and resources," said Melanie Varney, chairwoman of the Board of Managers. Make It Reitz was formed in the fall of 2010 by Varney after she joined Renew Your Reitz. The union's programming committee is currently putting together a document that On contains all of the needs that students said they want. The ultimate objective is to be able to hand the document over to the architects and build a student union that meets the growing needs of students. The board of managers committee plans to give Eddie Daniels, executive director of the Reitz Union, the document, letters of support from the student organizations and student-signed petitions by the end of February or early March. The campaign fliers list the problems the supporters feel need fixing, from the outdated design and floor plan to the limited number of available parking spots. Varney said the campaign has about 1,200 signatures of support and about 20 letters of support from presidents of various student organizations. of Jacksonville, Texas, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group. The group certifies supercentenarians -people who are 110 or older. Cooper wears a string of pearls double-looped around her neck and spends her days sitting and sleeping. She now lives in a nursing home in Monroe, Ga., about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Her wheelchair has bright pink armrests embroidered with "Ms. Besse, 2010 114." She was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on Aug. 26, 1896, during the second term of President Grover Besse Cooper, 114 years and 5 months old, sits in her room at a nursing home Tuesday in Monroe, Ga. Cooper is now the world's oldest person. ASSOCIATED PRESS MONROE, Ga. -At 114 years old and counting, Besse Cooper says it's "rather great" to be the oldest person in the world. She makes her 75-year-old son proud. "We were delighted when she got to 100. We thought that was a great achievement," said Sid Cooper. "We never imagined she'd live to be the oldest person in the world." Cooper, who is 114 years and 5 months old, assumed the mantle of the oldest living person after the death Monday of Eunice G. Sanborn CUSTOM FITi'M Goup Training Designed By You ainFess -g %77Z 0 3 D 4 0 Ua VS0 Blood Drive 1727 Results 1638 Gators Win I On behalf of the hospitals and patients we serve, LifeSouth wants to thank the Gator Nation. LIFEs Community Centers Connecting our donors to our patients Cleveland. One of eight children, she was a tomboy and loved tagging along with her two older brothers, climbing trees and splashing in rivers. She carried that active lifestyle and love of outdoors into adulthood. That, plus good genes, is probably the secret to her longevity, her son said. But Cooper has her own idea: "I mind my own business and I don't eat junk food," she said at her 113th birthday celebration, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Cooper lived on her own until she was 105 and stubbornly resisted leaving her house, Sid Cooper said. Her health has declined steeply in the last year or so, and she can't hear or see well, he said. Speaking seems to require effort. She moved to Georgia to be a school teacher during World War I, her son said. She married in the early 1920s and taught fourth through seventh grades in a two-room schoolhouse until her first child was born. Although she stopped teaching then, she was an avid reader until her eyes got too bad last year. She always insisted that her children get an education. Married for about 40 years, Cooper has outlived her husband by nearly half a century. They had four children, about a dozen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild, Sid Cooper said.

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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2011 Two to Tango Both sides of abortion debate face trouble if either side needed to garner any more controversy, Planned Parenthood is getting ready for battle with the anti-abortion group Live Action over sting operations in several clinics across the country. The anti-abortion group recorded a conversation among a Planned Parenthood worker, an actor playing a pimp and another playing a prostitute. In the recording, the clinic worker prepares to secure an abortion for the woman, even if the worker has to lie to make the procedure cheaper for the prostitute. Live Action points to its clandestinely shot footage as evidence the pro-abortion organization breaks the law to secure abortions and other services -even for sex traffickers dealing with minors. Planned Parenthood, however, says the worker who agreed to lie for the group went against organization policies. In this case, we're giving Planned Parenthood the benefit of the doubt because the practice of judging entire groups on one less-than-competent person could be used to call any group of people into question. We're bothered that people on both sides of the abortion debate are willing to connive for their causes. Does the end justify the means of multiple legal transgressions? If both sides stuck to bringing a rational argument to the table, rather than relying on deception to expose the deceptive, maybe we'd be able to stomach the debate more easily. Anachronisms 101 A nAbraham Lincoln researcher attempted to literally rewrite history when he changed a date on a presidential pardon from April 14, 1864, to April 14, 1865. For those of you who didn't do too well in U.S. History, the one-digit change upgrades the document's importance from typical pardon to one of the final papers Lincoln signed on the day of his death. The temptation was too much for a novice historian. Although we frown upon tampering with historical documents and pieces of art, we can see the allure of becoming part of the narrative people spend their lives retelling. Finding a forgotten piece to a puzzle makes an exciting topic for daydream, especially when it concerns one of our most conflicted, beloved and researched presidents. Nerdy musings are one thing, but reality is another. The ramifications of making a change to a primary source of history can never be known, but the conflict between the joy of finding something first and revealing it accurately to others makes us wonder how many times changes have been made in order to stroke an ego or feel the rush of discovery. The problem boils down to our human nature. When people tell us not to touch something, we're tempted to do just that the moment the words leave their lips. We'd love to see our names passed down for generations, but for now, we are better off scribbling in the margins of a history textbook. a ll e independent ftorida al gao Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres OPINIONS EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names will be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, styie and iibei Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105W University Ay or send them to P0 Box 14257, Gainesvi Iie, FL 32604-2257 i umns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Caii 376-4458 Opinions Today's question: Do you prefer Tuesday's question: Do you cats over dogs? support US District Judge Vinson's health care desicion? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org ALLIGATOR www.aIligator.org/opinion NA110 A L AW WL t7 $ 4 4 Cats more appropriate pets while in college Are you a cat or dog person? This question somehow gives people piercing insight into who we are as individuals based solely on our preference of feline or canine company. I like to think that like nearly everything in life, this choice is not absolute. Both animals have their strengths and annoyances. I feel it is necessary, however, to formally submit my endorsement of cats as the overall preferred company of the modern college student. To put it bluntly, cats are making a comeback: The Internet calls them "LOLCats" for a reason. They're hilarious and awesome. We tend to treat both cats and dogs as equivalent human companions. We call them our friends, members of our family and even our children (yikes!). We recognize their emotional states, and we revel in their ability to emulate human behavior. We also recognize that a cat or dog looks miserable while we trot them around a party saying, "Look at this hat on Cookie-Butt! Doesn't it look so funny?" Yet people still have no problem exploiting their pets for our collective amusement. This spectacle has worked in cats' favor, as the Internet testifies. Cats are very much your friends, but their affection varies depending on their personalities. Some behave more like roommates who swing by sometimes to see what you're up to. Others behave more affectionately and greet you as soon as you get home in a way that seems like they want to know about your day. Either way, most cats tend to be passive and standoffish, and some are only interested in you until you feed them. Then you can kindly stop touching them before they start clawing and gnashing at you like furry, 7-pound demons. Cats are self-entertained. College life, as you are aware, can get crazy busy. Among class, studying, extracurricular Wesley Campbell activities, a job and social events, letters@aligator org it's a wonder you have time to sleep, let alone hang out with an animal. As long as you meet the necessities of food, water and shelter and remember to curate their box of sand sculptures, cats will get along just fine. Owning a cat is like having a friend that hangs out. Owning a dog is like having a toddler for 10 to 20 years. Dogs beg. They are needy, playful, interactive, highly emotional and sometimes quite destructive. They need constant attention. In the late college stage, many couples use dog ownership as a surrogate dry run for having a child because dogs are a big responsibility. They treat dogs like babies, which I get. Really. They give a lot of love but also need a lot of it too. But they're not kids, and in our ever-busy lives, people seem to take a passive awareness of this and put these super-dependent animals in situations that make dogs miserable. We're never around. It's no one's fault in particular. Dogs and humans have a symbiotic relationship that goes back to prehistory, and we're predisposed to want them and love being around them. But the fact is that the college lifestyle we lead doesn't leave the amount of room that such a loving creature needs to feel nurtured and balanced and behave like the kind of dogs we see on TV. The concept of a dog is nice, but the reality is it's a big decision to own one. Dog owners: I'm glad you own them. They're fun to pet. I don't have the time or budget to afford one myself. Cat owners: Brush off the cat haters. While you're at it, brush off all that hair on your jacket because some people are allergic to awesome. Wesley Campbell is afifth-year English major. His column appears on Wednesdays. 60% YES 40% NO 84 TOTAL VOTES The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 7 Students aren't obligated to take fliers I'd like to address the UF Student Body in response to Laura Ellermeyer's column on fliers yesterday. If you don't want a flier, don't take one. Period. As someone who's passed out fliers before, I can tell you that I will not be offended by a "No, thank you" if you don't want my flier. In fact, if you're just going to throw it away, please don't take one. We don't want paper wasted any more than you do because it's costing us money, and we might not have enough for the people who are actually interested. Victoria Shelley UF student Second Amendment needs another look Contrasting the recent Alligator poll, which found that 69 percent of respondents were against state permission for guns on campus, there have been few letters attempting to discredit the gun control position while ridiculing the holders of that opinion. August Lee, whose letter was published Jan. 26, exemplifies those who are blind to reality. Take his casual dismissal of the Tucson shooter and Virginia Tech shooting as a misuse of weaponry. Actually, those guns were used to accomplish exactly what they were manufactured for -to kill. The gun lobby apparently wants to ensure more of the same, including the mother in Tampa last week who used a recently purchased pistol to shoot and kill her two teenage children. As for Lee's trotting out the usual National Rifle Association-fed emphasis on the second half of the one-sentence Second Amendment, people shouldn't be buffaloed into accepting its supposed sanctity without first reading the opening phrase, a conditional clause, and then checking with a high school English teacher to determine what the implications are for the rest of the sentence. David Grundy Gainesville resident Unite makes wise vice president choice Today, our campus exposes itself to a world of potential firsts, most visibly for the Asian Pacific Islander Amencan (APIA) community. But this "first" also extends to all Gators and all of Florida -to you and me. Anthony Reynolds has announced his candidacy for Student Body vice president, and I would like to explain why this is monumental and why I personally support him. Anthony is undoubtedly qualified for vice presidency, proven through his extensive involvement in Student Government as a former Students Taking Action Against Racism director and a current Cabinet chairman. But more compelling is his true commitment to students, as witnessed in his deep connection with the APIA community through his leadership in the Filipino Student Association, Building Dreams Foundation, Asian Kaleidoscope Month and Asian American Student Union. Already, Anthony is breaking barners as the first Filipino-American to run for this position in Florida. As an accomplished Asian-American student leader, Anthony can provide strong direction to fulfill our university's mission of diversity. As a friend and colleague, I know Anthony will speak for those not spoken for. For the APIA community, Anthony will work alongside students to challenge the historic lack of equal resources at UF for Asian-Americans. While I personally believe in Anthony and what he can do for our campus community, I invite you to join AASU at our SG Executive Candidate Debate at 6 p.m. on Feb. 14 in CSE A101. Like the Alligator motto says, you decide. Megan Vu Asian American Student Union President U U U Players don't deserve special treatment Janons Jenkins has again been arrested. On this occasion, he is charged with possession of marijuana. Dunng 2009, he was arrested and charged with affray and resisting arrest without violence. Affray, in case you are wondering, translates to fighting and is a charge used by law enforcement officials reserved for UF football players and other celebrities that they don't want to charge with assault or battery. Jenkins is set to appear in court on Feb. 17. This sentencing should prove interesting. Were the perpetrator anyone other than a potential All-Amencan on the UF football team, he or she would be facing jail time. The previous offense would be resurrected, and the perpetrator would be sentenced for that crime and the possession charge. Bear in mind, this is not Jenkins' first offense. The Gators' new coach said, "There's a certain thing that I'm going to call 'the Florida Way,' and that's the way we need to act, and that's the way [the team members] need to represent our university." We are witnessing yet another sad indicator of Urban Meyer's pathetic legacy that includes the arrest of 27 team members during his tenure. Good luck, Coach Muschamp: You will need it. Your predecessor had enough players arrested to form a team -one complete with an offense, defense, punter and kicker. I think you will find your team infested with hoodlums. You have not seen the last arrest of a UF football player. Acorns do not fall far from the tree. You should kick Jenkins off the team, take his scholarship from him and sue him for repayment of all scholarship benefits already provided. The Gator Nation will soon see what Coach Muschamp's view of "the Florida way" really is. Will he send a clear message to his team? Not likely. What we will probably see is business as usual. Jenkins will get a perfunctory slap on the wnst, then move on to his millions in the NFL, leaving behind only a bad memory and a foul taste in our mouths. Daniel E. Colley Gainesville resident Colleges should re-examine the quality recent study of survey responses, transcript inThe Lariat cial progress. A person's intellectual formation and data from the Collegiate Learning Editorial Board progress, however, is a much more Assessment concluded that 45 percent of students UWire difficult aspect to examine. tested after their second year in college showed no imIt is ridiculous to say that all stuprovement in their development of "higher-order cognidents only come to college for the sotive skills." cial growth. Perhaps students believe they have intellectuThis finding is the basis of the soon-to-be-released ally grown from college when in fact, because of the ease of book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College college courses, they have not. Campuses. The book is a compilation of the findings of The workload of college courses has a dramatic effect on researchers who followed 2,300 undergraduates through the amount a student improves. The study proves that stufour years of college at 24 unidentified higher education dents whose classes reflect high expectations (more than 40 institutions to measure the progress of the undergraduates' pages of reading a week and more than 20 pages of writing critical thinking and analytic reasoning skills. a semester) developed their cognitive skills more than othDr. Richard Arum, a professor of sociology and educaer students. Therefore, those teachers who underestimate tion at New York University and director of the Education the work ethic of the current student population may be Research Program of the Social Science Research Council, helping the final grades of their course, but they are in no and Dr. Josipa Roksa, an assistant professor of sociology way improving the overall education of students. at the University of Virginia, are both authors of the book It is clear that several factors are contributing to the set to be published by the University of Chicago Press this stunted academic growth in higher education. However, it month. all boils down to the truth that there aren't enough people A portion of the experts' book was published on the who care to work toward a solution. Chronicle of Higher Education website, in which the two "Students in general seek to enjoy the benefits of a full discuss the book, the data and why college students aren't collegiate experience that is focused as much on social life improving. as on academic pursuits, while earning high marks in their The debate on the costs of higher education and how the courses with relatively little investment of effort. Professystem can be improved has been a heated topic for years. sors are eager to find time to concentrate on their scholarFrom students too focused on their social lives to profesship and professional interests. Administrators have been sors focused on individual research, the authors have asked to focus largely on external institutional rankings found that the very people within the higher education and the financial bottom line. Government funding agensystem aren't focused on a remedy to the problems. Even cies are primarily interested in the development of new worse, Arum and Roksa say that some may not even noscientific knowledge. In short, the system works. No actors tice the problems, writing that college students "define and in the system are primarily interested in undergraduates' understand their college experiences as being focused more academic growth, although many are interested in student on social than on academic development." retention and persistence." But a developed social aptitude certainly has its perks The problem lies here: No one is focusing directly on and should not be considered the sole reason students are the quality of our education -not students, professors, not learning.Students leave college with strong friendships administrators or faculty. How can we, as a nation that and lasting memories. They have learned to depend on once stood as the archetype of higher education success, others, to value friendship and to live independently. continue to allow money and politics to steal from future However, when they leave college they don't entertain generations' well being? This research has pinpointed the the thought that their cognitive skills may have never deglaring flaws of higher education and is sure to spark much veloped. discussion and hopefully change. However, many aspects It is far easier for self-reflective people to view their soof the current academic realm go untouched in this study, of higher education such as the major role digital technology has played on our generation's development. Despite our simultaneous growth with the digital world, numerous professors refuse to incorporate any form of technology into their courses. It is absurd to think that teaching styles should never change. In fact, the easiest way to attempt to remedy this problem of "no-growth learning" is to ask those who have committed their lives to educating collegiate scholars to tap into their classes and discover what is and is not working. It seems as if some professors expect all students to conform to their generation's methods rather than discerning the appropriate way to teach for the new generations. As we become more dependent on technology, courses should not continue to refuse the integration of technology. However, simply accommodating for technology will not solve our problems either. If digital textbooks are supposed to offset the cost of high education, then will an increased reading load truly benefit? Therefore, colleges should focus on the ability to fully teach a course rather than the ability to offer the course at a lower cost. Until the realm of higher education has decided to embrace technology, this balancing of pros and cons will drone on. The collegiate balance is severely off-kilter. There are so many problems to fix and several theoretical remedies. What's missing is action. What was once a highly efficient system that churned out bright young minds and innovative ideas is now nearing mass chaos. However, as Arum and Roksa say in their book, we can't classify this problem as a "crisis" because no one seems to be treating it as such. That is, many people are sitting idle. Administrators are still bringing in money, students are enjoying their college years and professors are still focusing on personal research. Until the higher education constituency bans together and resolves to fix our broken system, we may be headed downhill to a fate that is, at best, mediocre and, at worst, a failure. It shouldn't take failure to get us motivated. It should take the fact that some students are leaving institutions that proclaim a mission of education without showing any improvement. That is failure. And it should be unacceptable. We need passion. We need drive. We need a new mindset. The Lariat, Baylor U. via UWIRE

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8, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2011 Jobs harder to get for law school grads 0 15,000 JOBS AT LARGE FIRMS HAVE DISAPPEARED SINCE 2008. By DANIELLE ALVAREZ Alligator Contributing Writer The dream of becoming a lawyer with a high salary might be slowly fading away. A recent New York Times article discussed the realities of law school debt and stated that according to a Northwestern Law study, about 15,000 attorney and legal-staff jobs at large firms have disappeared since 2008. "Make sure you want to be a lawyer, not just a sports agent, not just a media law mogul but a lawyer," said Bob O'Linn, a first-year law student at UF. O'Linn said he isn't discouraged and has been offered a paid internship in Jacksonville. "The key is personal contact and meeting with people in the market you want to practice," O'Linn said. The UF Levin College of Law has its own Center for Career Development, which provides law students and alumni with a range of career sources including workshops and individual career counseling, according to its website. Robert Rush, a UF law school alumnus, graduated from the law school back in 1985. Rush is now part-owner of a law office located in downtown Gainesville. He said he has received 20 resumes in the past UF year but doesn't Academics need to hire anyone new. However, he does offer summer clerkships for current law students. Rush said students should look for jobs and not worry about the pay until they gain some experience because they are competing with lawyers who do have experience. "It's a myth that you're going to become a multi-millionaire," said Rush. "If you take care of the client and the case, you don't have to worry about the money ever again. LOCAL SCHOOLS UF students plan to give makeover to low-income school By KRISTIN LOPOPOLO To reach the g Alligator Contributing Writer kickball tournament be accepting open Duval Elementary School is in danger of closing if its project, Stout said. students do not improve their FCAT scores. "When we b To help raise the spirit and the school's D rating from the department of education, UF students are giving this IS much easie elementary school a facelift Feb. 25 through 27. exc This year's Project Makeover team, a UF student-run service organization dedicated to improving local low-income schools, will renovate the entire school by painting large murals on the walls and adding different landscapes to the play areas. The team plan The goal is to raise $5,000, and they've already raised blank walls of the $4,000, said Sara Stout, the project's executive director. science section of A UF student studying in Egypt has been evacuated oal, there will be a Project Makeover One of the biggest renovations will be to the outdoor nt Feb. 12, and the organization will area of the school, Stout said. donations until the actual dates of the Currently, the school's outdoor areas are plain and have little landscaping. beautify the students' school, it "Our goal is to create an outdoor area for students to have class in the shade," she said. r for them to be motivated and The Project Makeover team will install three heavyited about learning." duty picnic tables in the yard of the school, along with Sara Stout trees for shade. executive director of Project Makeover Stout said the project helps show elementary students that the university and the community support them and want them to succeed. s to paint large science murals on the "When we beautify the students' school, it is much school to help prepare students for the easier for them to be motivated and excited about learn:he FCAT. ing," Stout said. EGYPT, from page 1 Cairo streets, where cars whipped through intersections without regard for anything resembling a traffic regulation. But now Egypt has been thrust into the international spotlight as citizens flock to the streets demanding a change in government. Study abroad programs to Egypt have been put on indefinite hiatus. One UF student who had been studying at the American University in Cairo has been evacuated from the country and was in Istanbul as of press time. For Russo, what is unfolding before the world is not the result of fervent religious sentiment coming into fruition. In a country where bribes get things done and university professors, according to Russo, make $250 a month, economics come into play. "A person's daily wages hinge on getting a piece of bread -that pivot is so fragile," Russo said. "How do you bribe your way through the day when you don't have anything to bribe with?" "How do you bribe your way through the day when you don't have anything to bribe with?" Sandra Russo director of program development and federal relations for the UF International Center Still, Russo remains confident that despite the uncertainty, Egypt has the capabilities to emerge as a stronger country thanks to a deep influx of educated youth. For now, however, no music plays. Nllf -1 V.W ACE '-I &7 ,Efr I AP Photo A demonstrator reacts in Tahrir -or Liberation -Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday. More than a quarter-million people filled the city's main square. Hands of Art Islam on Campus presented the Islam Awareness Fair on Monday at the Reitz Union Colonnade, which included several cultural activities like henna painting. The fair continues today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Reitz Union Colonnade.

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Reasonable rates. 239-250-6149 2-28-11-36-2 ainesvile 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 NW 23rd 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@gmai.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 2-8-11-19-2 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 2-8-11-14-2 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 2-8-11-14-2 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 **** 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 WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN 3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free offstreet parking, all appliances incl W/D, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 4-111-42-2 Beautiful, 1bd, 1ba, loft. 5 min. on freeway from SFC. Renovated with tile & carpet. pool, clubhouse, exercise room, quiet location. $450mo $450sec $45appl fee. 472-6491 2-4-11-6-2 Walk to UF-2/2.5 bath townhouse avail now or fall. Also houses near UF available for Fall. vww.forrentgainesville.com or call Todd at 352-514-4915 3-17-11-30-2 1 BR/1 BA NW. $475/mo. Available now. Pets ok. Call 352-359-1644 or 352-332-8481 2-2811-20-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA, large living room & bedrooms, washer/dryer provided. 15 min bike to campus, privacy fenced backyard. Pet ok. 2100 NW 8th Ct. $1400/mo. 339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-8-11-4-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 5BR/2BA BIG, big yard for dogs, bonfires, etc. W/D provided. Fireplace in living room & game room w/ bar area. 1803 SW 43rd Ave. $1650/mo. 352339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2--8-11-4-2 Immaculate small efficiency Quiet.Wash/ dry on premises.Wat/Sew incl NS No pets.1/2m South of UF/Shands.2 bus routes.$399/m.352-262-2871. Owner agent. 2-21-11-14-2 Roommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. 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. $395/mo/rm 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 2-28-10-82-4 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. 2-4-11-21-4 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 Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, poolside, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils included. $350/mo. No deposit required. 863634-1893. Available immediately. 2-14-104 Roommate wanted to share nice furnished home in NW neighborhood 2 mi from UF. 4 BR 2BA w/ W/D, all wood floors & large fenced backyard. $450 incids util, cable, HS internet. No pets, N/S. 352-284-0771. 2-711-5-4 2 male roommates needed. 2BRs avail in 3BR/2BA house. Close to UF campus, on bus route, large fenced-in backyard. Cent H/ AC, pets welcome. $400/mo + elec. Call 561706-5378 2-8-11-5-4 SReal 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) BRAND~ SCRABBLE' is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada. @e2011 Hasbro. Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved. A1 O1 Ui 71 P3 Si S1 WEDDD Ei U1 Y4 B3Ri R1 B3 A O T1T1i Ti W W~]E M DG EEF] Ai 1i0L N R PAR SCORE 140-150 BEST SCORE 205 Double Word Score 1st Letter Triple HC1 RACK I HC1 RACK 4 FOUR RACK TOTAL TIME LIMIT: 20 MIN DIRECTIONS: Make a 2to 7-letter word from the letters in each row. 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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 11 F Real Estate Furnishings Computers Autos Wanted 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 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 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS 1 Purchases 5 One way to cope 10 Key of Brahms's Symphony No. 3 14 Midwest native 15 Speeder's downfall 16 Attorney general under Clinton 17 Long story 18 African title of respect 19 Earth, in Essen 200OPIE 23 China's Sun sen 24 Gallery administrator's deg. 25 Cry of success 26 "Wait, there's 29 Ring 5-Downs 32 Last: Abbr. 34 OBIE 40 -B: dental brand 41 Trail 42 In charge of 43 OKIE 48 Just fine, at NASA 49 Hors d'oeuvre spread 50 Fairbanks-toAnchorage dir. 51 To the rear 54 Afternoon break 56 Sportscaster Cross 58 ODIE 65 Leaf-to-branch angle 66 Threshing instrument 67 Sculptor's material 68 Anatomical blood carrier 69 Specialty 70 Queen's home 71 Blue-pencil 72 Shore eagles 73 River to the North Sea DOWN 1 Northwestern pear 2 Where Pioneer Day is celebrated 3 Teammate of Mickey and Whitey 4 Simmons alternative 5 Settler? 6 Early light 7 "Bonanza" brother 8 Flier until '91 9 Waiter's burden 10 Thrown in 11 Like Hood's men 12 Tennis great Agassi 13 Down under kids 21 Thrown missile 22Cynwyd, Philadelphia suburb 26 Tiny particle 27 Dragster's org. 28 Campus VIP 30 Kodak product 31 Rascal 33"" 'Clock Jump": Harry James recording 35A, in communications 36 CancOn quencher 37 Miles per gal., points per game, etc. 38 Roger of "Cheers" 53 Pop singer Lopez 39 Made faces, perhaps 44 Roast, in Rouen 45 Painter of Southwestern scenes 46 Puts down 47 "The King and I" actress, 1956 51 Desert growth 52 Sent, in a way 55 "It's __ nothing!" 57 French hot springs town 59 In need of tuning 60 Do some mending 61 Location 62 "The Whiffenpoof Song" collegians 63 Church section 64 Certain colorist ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: B O S S H O B O S C A L P Y OHO I D EA P U R E R C H A L K T A L K O R O N O A E R I E L E N O N I N B R I D G E F I N A N C I N G SNL MFA ANTI GAIGA EMBED P OWDE R P U F F D E R B Y TRAI N STLO LOB E QiSS A C H C UETH E O R C H E S T R A 0f R E N O A L I A S S T L P OO L P A R TY M EL O N N C D P 0 S E O RA T E P E A S S L O T xwordeditor@aol.com 02/02/11 02/02/11 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. CASH PAID for Laptops Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops Joel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 4-20-1 0-70-7 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 OF Bicycles In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds E 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 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 wm.NS4L.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 **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 **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 2-28-10-98-12 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 CIF utos MBF-wanted FAST 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 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 2-11-11-70-13 Help Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. 0 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 P0 Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Email: mbell@alligator.org AND dkradolfer@alligator.org, or Fax: 352-376-3015. No phone calls please. the independent florida ailiguitor What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be a 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. 2-4-11-5-14 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. BARTENDING $300 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14 1 2 3 4 E 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 2s 156 17 1 9 6 20 212 23 21 % 2s 26 27 28 29 30 131 0 32 1 3 34 35 36 37 38 39 413 4142 43 44 4s 46 47 48 49 1 M s1 s2 5 51 52 56 14 15 65 66 E 67 1 6s 9 E 70 1 71 72 E 73 1 By Bernice Gordon (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

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12, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2011 Help Wanted Help Wanted 3 services Unnections Pets Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-20-1070-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-20-10-70-14 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 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 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 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 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 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. 2-16-25-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2011-65-14 Lot person, Polaris of Gainesville. Clean machinesload, and unload for customers, clean building, very minor mechanical, hours 1p-6p M-F apply in person[students prefered] 12556 NW US HWY 441 Alachua FI 32615 11-20-11-5-14 MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST: Full time. Responsible for scheduling, phone calls, verifying insurance and coordinating office activities. E-mail resume afn22025@bellsouth.net 2-17-20-14 Dependableexperienced Nanny needed to care for newborn; M-F; 35 hrs/wk; occasional 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 Translator-Interpreter, English-Spanish, needed for immigration law office -PT. Resume to: robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 2-2-11-5-14 UF Stadium Concessions Now Hiring! Located in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Centerplate is hiring Event Supervisors and Warehouse Runners to work flexible hours. Apply in person 8:00 AM -4:00 PM, MondayFriday. Phone:(352)375-4683 x6500. 2-411-14 CNAs who believe in compassionate care & uncompromising services are encouraged to apply on-line at http://ck546.ersp.biz/employment. Strict background checks/drug screen. 12hr shifts, days, nights & wkends avail. 2-8-11-7-14 Veterinary Technician/Assistant Experienced full/part time. Some weekends & holidays. Apply in person at Jonesville Animal Hospital 14145 W Newberry Rd. Newberry 2-9-11-7-14. Energy Analyst Professional and analytic work associated with the supply and transporatation of natural gas. Results oriented position that exercises considerable independent judgment and decision-making. Minimum Requirements include: Bachelors degree in Economics, Finance or Engineering; 3 years experience with thorough knowledge of statistical and economic analysis techiniques; exceptional problem-solving skills; proficiency with MS Office applications. Starting Salary: $52,000 Please mail, fax or e-mail resume to: Florida Gas Utility, Attn: HR, 4619 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606 Fax: 352-334-0789 E-mail: HR@flgas.com 2-2-11-2-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-20-70-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-20-09-70-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-20-70-15 MATH TUTOR First hour FREE. 11 years experience. Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582 2-25-36-15 INSURANCE WE REPRESENT OVER 100 COMPANIES HOME, AUTO AND LIABILITY WHY PAY MORE? 371 9696 www.sunshinestateinsurance.com 27-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) All Women's Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-20-70-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-20-70-16 A Woman's Answer Medical Center Think you might be pregnant? Testing, confidential advising Referrals 352-376-2716 4-20-70-16 GLAUCOMA in your family? FREE SCREENING available for all. Participants who qualify & wish to participate in research will receive financial reimbursement. Call Dr. Levy or Cathleen Courtney 352-331-2020. 2-16-20-16 FREE HIV TESTING 0 (mouth swab) for UF students GatorWell Health Promotion Svs. Call 273-4450 for appointment. 2-4-11-616 HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) *Family Chiropractic* Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-20-70-18 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. 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Sports ALLIGATOR www.aIligatorSports.org Parsons' free throws seal overtime win vs. Vandv 0 THE SENIOR HAD 18 POINTS AND 11 BOARDS. By GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer gluca@alligator org In the closing moments of Tuesday's game, the Gators were likely feeling a sense of d j vu. Just four days earlier, UF gave away its contest against Mississippi State due to poor free-throw shooting down the stretch. Against Vanderbilt, UF's freethrow struggles nearly cost the Gators the game in regulation, but senior forward Chandler Parsons remained calm. With 15 seconds left in overtime and the Gators up by two, Parsons stepped to the line and coolly knocked down both of his free throws, securing a 65-61 Florida (175, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) win over Vanderbilt (15-6, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) on Tuesday night in the O'Connell Center. "I just needed to be a man, go up there and put the ball in the hole," Parsons said. "It's all mental. I just stepped up there and knocked it down, and I was fortunate to do that for my team in a clutch situation." Parsons' free-throws were the icing on an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double. The senior forward also chipped in two assists and three steals en route to one of his most complete games of the season. "He rebounded the ball, he was aggressive and he was physical," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "He did a lot of really good things for us all the way around." The Gators had an eight-point lead with 4:51 to play but scored just one point the rest of regulation, going 1 for 4 at the line and 0 for 6 from the field. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt connected on its final six free throws, evoking memories of previous late losses. "It would've been awful," Parsons said of the prospect of losing another game because of free throws. "There's no way around it: Losing is terrible. I'm just glad we made some big plays tonight to get the W." Rebounding was a huge factor in the game, particularly in the final moments, as Parsons earned his spot at the line when he rebounded his own miss with UF leading by two. Overall, UF was dominant on the glass, establishing a 47-34 advantage, with 15 of its rebounds coming on the offensive end. Five players had at least five boards, as seemingly everyone got involved in the physicality of the contest. "That was by far the most physical game we played all year long," SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16 Florida forward Chandler Parsons shoots during the Gators' 65-61 overtime victory against Vanderbilt in the O'Connell Center on Tuesday night. Parsons finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Muschamp faces first NSD at UF Transition class hard to judge By TOM GREEN Alligator Writer tgreen@a IIigator org Two months into his new job, Gators coach Will Muschamp has his first real test. With 17 recruits orally committed to UF, and seven already enrolled in classes, Muschamp and his staff are looking for a strong finish today, when athletes can first sign national letters of intent. But that could prove difficult with his inaugural class. Since taking over for Urban Meyer, Muschamp has gained commitments from three recruits: Miami Monsignor Pace High safety Jabari Gorman, Middletown (Conn.) Xavier High linebacker Graham Stewart and Coconut Creek North Broward Prep defensive end Tevin Westbrook. Over the first two months, though, Muschamp also lost commitments from Groveland South Lake High cornerback Nick Waisome, Plantation High linebacker Ryan Shazier and Kirtland Recruiting (Ohio) Lake Catholic High offensive lineman Chase Hounshell. "That's what happens in a transition year," ESPN recruiting analyst Jamie Newberg said. "It's awfully tough to do with a short recruiting window." Even though building relationships with recruits in two months is a lot to ask of coaches, Muschamp and his staff have been hard at work trying to assemble the Gators' 2011 recruiting class, which is currently ranked 17th by Rivals.com. Although fans may be disappointed with UF's class, it shouldn't come as a surprise. "It's kind of what we expected," Newberg said. "Remember back to Urban Meyer's first class? It was pretty much the same type of thing. This is par for the course when there's a coaching change." In Meyer's first year recruiting for Florida, his class ranked 15th and only had 18 signees. Muschamp has already accomplished his goal of getting early enrollees. That includes four-star SEE RECRUIT, PAGE 16 Walker becomes Gators' go-to guy late in games handler Parsons may look to have come up bigger Walker, than anyone against who finthe Commodores, but Erving i s h e d Walker proved Tuesday this is tied for his team. second Sure, Parsons walked out Tyler Jett on the the hero. He led the team in The Jett Stream t e a m scoring and rebounds. He tjett@alligatororg with 15 showed why he's the best pro Twitter @iamtyler points. prospect. And yeah, he knocked down two huge free throws with 15 seconds left. But make no mistake: In crunch time, the Gators L a s t week against Georgia, Walker stepped up at the end of the first overtime, hitting a 30-footSEE TYLER, PAGE 16 E After two automatic-qualifying marks at the Texas A&M Challenge, UF's men's track and field team sits atop the USTFCCCA Division I Men's Indoor National Team Rankings. 0 Keep an eye on alligatorSports.org, our recruiting blog and on Twitter at @alligatorSports as we update live from two state high schools and post Florida coaches' reactions to the events of National Signing Day. 0 UF president Bernie Machen ripped the act of grayshirting in a letter sent to SI.com. But the Gators tried to grayshirt two recruits last season and at least one this year. Maybe Machen could utilize the Internet to research certain things before appearing uninformed about his own program. What's he going to do next? Speak out on college football felons being let off the hook without punishment?

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14, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2011 FULLY COMMITTED FB commit Joyer remains loyal to family, UF By TOM GREEN Alligator Writer tgreen@a Iigatororg unter Joyer s decision to commit to Florida last June was an easy one. Location played a pivotal role for the nation's top-rated fullback, who lives in Wesley Chapel, about 25 miles northeast of Tampa. His mother, Kristen, had an aneurysm last February, and distance was part of the reason Joyer recently transferred from Tampa Catholic High to Wesley Chapel High, where he spent his first two years of high school. "It was scary, not knowing if I was going to lose her or not," Joyer said. "It's something I worried about a lot." Joyer was making a 45-minute trip to and from school each day. With his mom's health condition, Joyer and his family could no longer commit the time and money it took for him to remain at Tampa Catholic. "I wanted to be close to her," Joyer said. "She's getting back to normal. I guess she won't be back to being 100 percent, but she's doing pretty good." The opportunity to be a mere two hours away from home to play college football appealed to the former Tampa Catholic standout. That was enough to make Joyer, Rivals.com's No. 1 fullback, commit to Florida, a school that was always at the top of his list because of the academics and prestige of the football program. "He's such a grounded young man," Crusaders coach Bob Henriquez said. "He's fairly quiet, but on the field, he's fiery. .Sometimes you don't know whether something's eating at him or bothering him, but it couldn't be easy what he's gone through." At Florida, Joyer would be able to easily travel home and check on his mom if anything were to happen. Although fullbacks have been irrelevant at UF, Joyer thought he would see the field if he proved his worth to the coaches, so he stayed strong in his commitment. And now, Joyer could find himself becoming a bigger player in the Gators' offense than he ever imagined. Joyer had his heart set on Florida ever since he was young. He would often visit the school and check out the stadium with his family. When former Florida coach Urban Meyer told Joyer his potential role in the Gators' offense, the decision became even clearer. Henriquez, who coached Joyer as a junior and senior, said Meyer and his staff didn't plan on recruiting a fullback with this year's class -until they saw Joyer. "They were so impressed with Hunter that they made the decision to offer him because they didn't think there would be a fullback with his skill set next year," Henriquez said. Nevermind that Meyer's spread-option offense rarely used a fullback, or that not once during Meyer's tenure at Florida did he land a true fullback in one of his recruiting classes. It didn't matter to Joyer that none of the fullbacks on the Gators' roster under Meyer had recorded more than one career carry But when coaches offered Joyer a scholarship on June 16, he didn't hesitate to accept, and he gave his oral commitment to UF the following day. Joyer and Henriquez said Meyer told them he was trying to transition the offense into a more traditional one that included twoback sets because defenses were starting to catch up to the spread. "[The coaches] wanted to use a fullback more than they actually were," Joyer said. "They didn't really know if any of the fullbacks they had could really run the ball. The offense was ready to have a fullback, and they wanted to change it around with [John] Brantley at quarterback." The two-time national titlewinning coach sold Joyer on playing for Florida despite the lack of a role for the position in Meyer's offense and the fact that many considered him an afterthought in the Gators' recruiting class. "I don't have to be in the spotlight or be the main guy on the Florida fullback commit Hunter Joyer, left, will sign his national letter of intent to play for the Gators today. The former Tampa Catholic standout is the top-rated prospect in the country at his position. team," Jayer said. "It doesn't bother me at all." As a fullback, Joyer is used to being overlooked. The top high school prospects at each position are normally fourand five-star recruits. But the nation's No. 1 fullback this year is a three-star recruit for the first time since at least 2001, according to Rivals.com. "Growing up, I wasn't always the most athletic one on the field, so I had to get it done other ways," Joyer said. Joyer found fullback to be a natural fit, especially since his father, Jack, also played it. Joyer was always 30 to 40 pounds bigger than most kids his age, but not much taller, and couldn't play many other positions. Offensive line wasn't an option to him -he wanted the chance to touch the ball. As a senior at Tampa Catholic, the 6-foot, 245-pound Joyer began the season as the Crusaders' featured back because of the team's youth at running back. He was a year removed from being the lead blocker for a 1,700-yard rusher, and his offense struggled early on when his role changed. "He was willing to play more fullback to help the team, so he went back to that traditional role," Henriquez said. When Florida coach Will Muschamp took over for Meyer and said he would implement a pro-style offense, Joyer knew he would be one of the players to reap the benefits. "I was really excited about that," Joyer said. "I knew the offense would fit my style a lot better than it did before, so I thought it was even a better decision after they hired [Muschamp]." When Muschamp later named former Notre Dame head coach and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis as the Gators' offensive coordinator, Joyer knew he would have an opportunity to make an impact at Florida, even as a freshman. On his official visit to UF in January, and during an in-school visit, Joyer sat down with Weis and discussed the role he will play in Florida's offense when he signs his national letter of intent today, officially becoming a Gator. "My future seems pretty strong," Joyer said. "I won't have to worry about not being used and not being on the field." Even after Meyer resigned in December, Joyer didn't waver in his commitment to the school. As long as Florida didn't hire a coach who planned on running a hve-wide-receiver offense, Joyer intended to keep his word. The chance to contribute was still there for Joyer when Muschamp and Weis were hired. "He'll be able to get on the field," ESPN recruiting analyst Corey Long said. "The opportunity will definitely be there." During his only season with the Chiefs, Weis' offense led the NFL in rushing yards (2,627) and was tied for fourth in yards per carry (4.7). Part of the credit for that goes to the fullbacks, who, despite not putting up many stats, were primarily used as lead blockers. When Joyer met with Weis, the coach told Joyer he intends to use the fullback like he has in the past: as a lead blocker, goal-line back and receiver in the flats and out of play action. Long thinks Joyer will be able to fill that role for Florida. "He'll grow into a nice prospect," Long said. "He's a good blocker and has some good receiving skills. He's a decent runner and a tough kid. .He'll be a good blocking back." With a spot in the offense already mapped out, Weis told Joyer the chance to play early was there for him but to not feel pressured by it. "I know I have a lot of work to get done," Joyer said. "I need to work hard and impress the coaches and show them that I have what it takes to start. There's always a possibility I can start, but I won't guarantee anything." The Gators have two fullbacks on their roster with game experience: rising senior Steven Wilks and rising junior T.J. Pridemore, both of whom were converted from defense to fullback before coming to Florida. Together, the two have played in 35 games and totaled zero career carries, contributing mostly on special teams. Joyer, who bench presses at least 485 pounds, feels his body is mature enough to contribute right away in college. Henriquez described Joyer as a student of the game and thinks his skill set will transition well to the next level. "He's going to be an intricate part," Long said. "He'll be one of those blocking fullbacks that you definitely notice if he's not in the game because the production of the offense goes down." After originally being an afterthought in the Gators' 2011 recruiting class, Joyer's decision to remain close to home and commit to Florida, despite the coaching change, helped put him in an unfamiliar spot for UF fullbacks: relevant. "It seems like the situation played itself out for the better," Joyer said.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 15 Gators dominate at JU Invitational for early season win 0 FLORIDA BEAT SECOND-PLACE NORTH FLORIDA BY 25 SHOTS. By ALEX PECKHAM Alligator Writer Florida men's golf coach Buddy Alexander expressed a simple sentiment after the Gators completed their domination at the JU Invitational on Tuesday. "You couldn't ask for anything more," he said. The Gators managed to win the event by a remarkable 25-shots over second-place North Florida. The team's 6-under-par final score was due in large part to senior Bank Vongvanij, who shot 1-over-par on Tuesday but turned in a 5-under-par score of 211 for the event. Vongvanij's showing was enough to earn him the individual crown, as he bested Liberty's Robert Karlsson by two strokes. Vongvanij was not alone in his efforts, though, as four other Gators golfers earned top-20 finishes. Phillip Choi shot an even-par round to finish in fifthAndres Echavarria turned in a 1-over-par round to come in seventh and Tyler McCumber finished eighth. Tommy Mou bounced back from an 8-over-par showing on Monday with an even-par round on Tuesday, earning a 19thplace finish. "We came here hoping to play solid golf and win the tournament, and we managed to do both of those things." Buddy Alexander Florida men's golf coach Alexander was satisfied by his team's performance over the two-day event. "We came here hoping to play solid golf and win the tournament, and we managed to do both of those things," he said. Alexander came away impressed by the performance of Vongvanij and his individual win. He was also proud of the resilience shown by Mou to shoot an even-par round after struggling Monday. Florida now has the chance to fine-tune before looking to defend its home turf at the Gator Invitational, which is played on the Mark Bostick Golf Course on Feb. 12-13. "We try to improve every day," Alexander said. "Golf is an individual sport, and everybody has things that they would like to improve." B3A:3KETJALL SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AM -12 PM Admission is free! Student gate opens at 8:30 AM. wateFarm 5 FREE breakfast for the first 500 students served by Billy Donovan and members of the coaching staff! One student will shoot for $18,000; they'll get $1,000 just for participating courtesy of State Farm! Win a VIP Gator Basketball Prize Pack! Create a "Big Head" of any Gator basketball player or coach and you could win a VIP Prize Pack! EVERYONE who creates a "Big Head" will receive a prize! Let's show the nation who has the best fans! FLORIDA VS SKENTUCKY 9 PM Presented by: Home games played at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, For more information log on GATORZONE.COM 4H .r G AT 0 R A R T L N E E 0 o O 0 10 V -2 p D Check one You can reach 50,000 plus readers -by advertising in the Valentine's Day Edition of the Alligator on February 14th. Your ad will be surrounded by Alligator Valentine classified messages called Heartlines. These messages are a long-standing tradition for those who place them, those to whom they're addressed, and the thousands who read them out of curiosity and amusement. Just run an ad with a Valentine theme. Deadline: Feb. 7, 2011 Run Date: Feb. 14, 2011 Advertising: 376-4482 alligator ESPN'S COLLEGE GAMEDAY_

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16, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2011 Florida still in contention for several top prospects RECRUIT,from page 13 quarterback Jeff Driskel, four-star running back Mike Blakely and four-star tight end A.C. Leonard. Florida wide receiver commit Ja'Juan Story, who has wavered since Meyer resigned, will make his decision between UF and Ohio State at 9 a.m. at Brooksville Nature Coast Technical High. The Gators remain in contention for several of the nation's top uncommitted recruits, many of whom will make decisions today Marcus Roberson, the nation's No. 2 cornerback, will announce at Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas today. Five-star linebacker Curtis Grant will sign his letter of intent in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony at Richmond (Va.) Hermitage High. Moreno Valley Rancho Verde High wide receiver Junior Pomee, whose finalists are UF and USC, will announce at 7:30 tonight. Four-star defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan will announce at 11 a.m. at Lake City Columbia High. "They'll get a few kids, not necessarily from their top list," ESPN recruiting analyst Corey Long said. "But [Muschamp] might get a shocker or two." TYLER, from page 13 er as time expired to keep UF alive. While he won't show up on any highlight reels for his effort Tuesday, Walker was just as big. With less than a second left in the first half and Florida trailing 24-22, coach Billy Donovan drew a play for Walker. It's moments like those when a team reveals who it will lean on with the game on the line. Walker fielded the inbounds pass just beyond the arc and knocked down a trey between a pair of Commodores, giving the Gators the lead and momentum headed to the locker room. People won't remember that shot years from now, but in an overtime game, that was as big as any. When a pair of free throws by John Jenkins tied the game with 23 seconds left in regulation, Florida again turned to Walker. Alligator File Photo Safety De'Ante Saunders, a Florida commit who enrolled early, is one of 17 recruits orally committed to new coach Will Muschamp and the Gators entering National Signing Day today. Holding the ball for the last shot, Walker drove right, pulled up and missed a potential game-winner off the back rim. If he makes that shot, Walker receives the same attention Parsons did a year ago when his buzzer-beating three-pointers against N.C. State and South Carolina earned him a recurring role on SportsCenter. But Walker didn't make it, and he isn't a candidate for Dickie V's all-onions team. Yet. The fact that the team looked to him in that moment, however, is huge. "He's the point guard, so we expect everything to run through him," sophomore guard Kenny Boynton said. "He isn't afraid to hit big shots. He's shown he can, and we have confidence in him." And in overtime, Walker stepped up again, hitting one of two free throws, scoring on a coast-to-coast layup and setting up Boynton for his wide-open three-pointer that gave the Gators a 63-61 lead. Knowing the Gators, they will find themselves in a few more tight games between now and the NCAA Tournament. And if you happen to watch some of those nail-biters, keep an eye on No. 11. Also, look at the rest of the team. If they act anything like they did in the closing seconds of regulation Tuesday, you will see a lot of players setting picks and standing out of the way. For whatever reason, some would brand Walker a ball hog. But he's not. Every team needs one player willing to step up at the end of games. That is as much a part of a team's identity as anything. And while the Gators still have plenty to figure out (Should they use that small lineup more? Will Vernon Macklin ever get off the bench in tight games?), they at least have the most important element in place. 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We were fortunate those guys .got in foul trouble early so we could get them out of the game." The second half was a streaky affair filled with runs for both sides. UF seemed poised to take control of the game when it went on a 7-0 run to take CA an eight-point lead, but Vanderbilt quickly Men's responded Basketball with an 8-1 stretch of its own to close the gap. UF followed with a 9-2 spurt, giving the Gators an eight-point lead that evaporated as Vanderbilt closed out the final 4:51 with a 9-1 run. Both teams got off to hot starts before cooling off from the field. Florida and Vanderbilt combined for 18 points in the first four minutes but scored just 31 the rest of the half. Vanderbilt was set to take a lead into halftime, until Parsons inbounded the ball to Walker with just one second remaining and the junior hit a 30-foot buzzer beater to give UF a one-point halftime lead.



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We Inform. You Decide. VOLUME 105 ISSUE 20 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Todayvisit www.alligator.org ‘Biggest Loser’ competitor, Olympic gold medalist sells 1.5 lb. burgerAFTON, Wyo. — A former Olympic wrestler is serving a 1.5-pound hamburger at his Wyoming restaurant while competing on TV to be “The Biggest Loser.” The mighty Rulon Burger at Rulon Gardner’s Burger Barn restaurant in Afton is so big, it’s molded in a pizza tin. It comes on a bun with all the toppings. Gardner won gold at the 2000 Olympics by beating a Russian who hadn’t lost in 13 years. Gardner’s challenge to all comers now: Finish the burger plus a basket of fries and a 44-ounce drink in 20 minutes. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Gardner’s best is 8 minutes, 23 seconds. Gardner is competing to lose weight on the NBC show, “The Biggest Loser.” He weighed in at 474 pounds, more than 200 pounds heavier than when he won gold.— THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Florida senior forward Chandler Parsons (right) iced the Gators’ win against Vanderbilt on Tuesday night in the O’Connell Center with two late free throws in overtime. See Story, Page 13.Rain 73/49FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Max Reed / Alligator StaffEqual StandingGainesville City Commission candidates, from left to right, Thomas Hawkins, Lauren Poe and Susan Bottcher, listen to Mallory Wells, the Equality Florida public policy director, as she speaks about a proactive campaign for the LGBT community Tuesday night at Lux, a downtown bar. SHE IS A DIRECTOR IN THE UF INTERNATIONAL CENTER.By CJ PRUNERAlligator Staff Writer When Sandra Russo left her hotel in Egypt in the early hours of help but hear the sounds of laughter and upbeat music coming across the way. They were the sounds of an Egyptian engagement party, the kind that start a little before midnight and keep rolling all through the night. Typical Egypt, she thought. Unbeknownst to those dancing and to the American, Egypt was erupting. Having visited the country a handful of times, Russo, the director of program development and federal relations for the UF Inter national Center, knew that Egypt didn’t specialize in standard of living. With poverty rampant, unemployment soaring among youth and a government seemingly deaf to cries of reform, it was only a matter of time, she thought, before it all came tumbling down. “It was like a big tea kettle,” said Russo. “It just blew.” But what happened on Jan. 25 took her completely by surprise. “I guess I just wasn’t that savvy,” she said. Russo did have suspicions that not all was well. The atmosphere in Middle Eastern countries had grown more edgy following the events in Tunisia. In the days leading up to the protests, Egyptian newspapers and televisions told of citizens walking up to large public places with a can of gasoline ready to turn their bodies into politically driven human barbecues. The Egyptians she knew were not the ones that she was seeing on the televisions at the Amsterdam airport. The Egyptians she knew were kind, polite and always willing to help an American. The only time she said she was ever afraid for her safety was crossing the Faculty member in Egypt as riots erupt Ne ws International By ALEXANDER KLAUSNERAlligator Staff Writer The investigation of the death of a UF student remains open and ongoing, according to the Alachua County Sher Huuda, 21, Dec. 30 after extinguishing a half-mile north of Gainesville Raceway. Though no report has come back from the medical examiner, the death is expected to be ruled a homicide. Huuda’s car, which was found about 15 miles away from where she was found. However, no suspects have been named in the case, and the cause of death is still undetermined. “A lot of times, toxicology takes up man Art Forgey said. ”So, I woudn’t say this is anything unusual at all.” Huuda was a member of the UF Competitive Cheerleading squad, along with other campus dance groups. Forgey said investigators are working to establish a timeline and suspects in the case. No suspect in killingALACHUA COUNTY COMMISSIONBy MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Writer The Alachua County Commission decided Tuesday to hire consultants to defend roughly $500,000 budget cut appeal goes to Tallahassee. The commission isn’t sure when the appeal will go to court, but County Attorney Dave Wagner cautioned that it could be soon and without much warning. County Manager Randall Reid said it would be a good idea for a few commissioners to go to Tallahassee, even if it’s just for show. Commissioner Mike Byerly said he didn’t understand why commissioners would need to go to Tallahassee when their staff are handling the case. Wagner said that while county staff could handle the lawsuit, it helps to have “I don’t expect it to be rational, to be honest with you,” Wagner replied. “We’re hesitant to go up there without one of you present to at least give the impression that The commission also decided to meet with a prison company, Corrections Corporation of America, to hear as many options as possible before the commission decides how to run the jail for the next decade. Most of the Commission thought the sheriff should stay in charge of the jail but that the commission would take control as a second choice. A last resort would be handing over the jail to a private company, an option none of the commissioners liked.County ready for appealReid SEE EGYPT, PAGE 8 “A lot of times, toxicology takes up to six months.”Art Forgey

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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 20 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHAT’S HAPPENING Islam Awareness Fair Today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reitz Union Colonnade Calligraphy, famous Muslims posters, hopscotch in Arabic and jump rope with a Muslim are some activities planned. Come experience the various Muslim cultures around the world. The Islam fair will also feature cultural organizations from the UF campus. Please visit islamoncampus.com for more information. The event is free. Dynamo General Body Meeting Today, 6 p.m. Anderson Room 34 The theme this week will be democratic transition in Arab countries. The group will be discussing the revolution in Tunisia, the protests in Yemen and the protests taking place in Egypt. New members are encouraged to attend and par ticipate. Guest Speaker: Transplant Director Today, 7:15 p.m. Matherly Room 16 Dr. Edward D. Staples is an associate professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the UF College of Medicine and the heart and lung transGot 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 submissions after above events. Improperly formatted “What’s Happening” submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. CORRECTION In Tuesday’s Alligator, an ar ticle incorrectly identified Gainesville City Commissioner Lauren Poe as holding the at-large seat. Commissioner Thomas Hawkins holds the atlarge seat. plant surgical director at Shands. He recently per formed Shands’ 500th lung transplant. Everyone is invited to this week’s Get Carded meeting to hear him speak about his experiences. Golden Key meeting Today, 6:45 p.m. Turlington Room L005 There will be a guest speaker from the Civic Media Center. After the meeting at 8 p.m., there is a fundraising social at TCBY on 34th Street. Dance Marathon Registration Through Thursday Help make miracles happen by registering to dance for Dance Marathon 2011. Dancers do not need to be registered through or be part of an organization to participate in this event. Visit the Dance Marathon website at floridadm.org to register for the event or make a donation.THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 65/42 RAIN 65/38 RAIN 71/56 RAIN 59/49 RAIN 73/49

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 By CJ PRUNERAlligator Staff Writer Gay rights organization opens Gainesville chapter ALACHUA COUNTY’S TOTAL REVENUE WAS $327 MILLION.By MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Writer County releases yearly Erica Anderson / AlligatorJuggling BreakUF students spend their lunch hour juggling Tuesday on the Plaza of the Americas. UF The group fundraised for Mayor Lowe’s election campaign Ne ws Local “I want Gainesville to go to Tallahassee and tell legislators that their town is an inclusive community.”Mallory Wells Policy director for Equality Florida

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 Dana Burke / Alligator StaffSen. Andrew Hart was announced as the new Student Alliance and Progress party leader by Sen. Kevin Kleponis at the Student Senate meeting Tuesday night. By CAROLYN TILLO Alligator Staff Writer Although Tuesday’s Student Senate meeting lasted less than an hour, members of the Unite Party and the Progress Party have hours of work ahead of them as elections loom. SG general elections will be held on Feb. 22 and 23, and parties were required to submit their list of candidates by Tuesday night. Student Alliance party leader Kevin Kleponis announced he will be stepping down from his role due to the party’s merge with Progress Party for the elections. The newly merged party will maintain the Progress Party name. Kleponis expressed his support for Dave Schneider, Progress Party candidate for Student Body president. “He is an activist on campus, and he’s going to be an activist Student Body president,” Kleponis said. Both Kleponis and Senate President Ben Meyers, the Unite Party candidate for Student Body President, urged senators to avoid unfair or corrupt campaign tactics. During last February’s election Student Alliance party and the Unite Party were distributed on campus. “What happened last spring has done nothing but discourage voter turnout [and] increase apathy,” Meyers said. The discussion danced from party politics to salsa when senators unanimously approved a bill allocating $1,820 to the Gator Salsa Club for a spring formal featur ing dance instruction.Senators call for clean campaigning ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD FEB. 22 AND 23.By ELIZABETH BEHRMANAlligator Staff Writer As the qualifying interviews for Student Government elections wound down Tuesday, the executive race picked up. The SG political parties announced their candidates for Student Body vice president and treasurer this week. Cassia Laham, a Progress Party senator, will run for vice president as Dave Schneider’s running mate. Amy Chaildin will be running as the Progress Party’s candidate for treasurer. Anthony Reynolds will be the Unite Party’s vice presidential candidate, and T.J. Villamil will be running for treasurer. Ben Meyers, the Unite Party candidate for Student Body president, said he is honored to be campaigning with Reynolds and Villamil. Reynolds has served as the Unite Party president and as SG Cabinet chairman, overseeing all the Cabinet directors. Villamil is the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, which is in charge of the $14 million SG budget. “I feel like our ticket is three times stronger now that they’re on,” said Meyers, who is the current Senate president. Reynolds said he knows Meyers and Villamil well and has worked with them in the the past. “We have a really good dynamic, the three of us,” he said. Schneider, the Progress Party candidate for president, said his running mates want to get more students involved in SG. Laham has been a member of Students for a Democratic Society, a student activist group, for three years, and is a former president of Students for Justice in Palestine. Chaildin is a graduate student pursuing her master’s degree in Health Administration and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She worked for four years as a stuSG political parties announce executive candidates “What happened last spring has done nothing but discourage voter turnout.”Ben Meyers Senate President Student Go v ernment Elections

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By JOLISA CANTYAlligator Contributing Writer Alligator Contributing Write The Reitz Union Board of Managers is seeking student signatures to petition the Make It Reitz project, a renovation and expansion of the Reitz Union. The Make It Reitz campaign is similar to the Renew Your Reitz campaign from spring 2010, but the Renew Your Reitz aimed at funding this new project. out their needs and gaining support so that we can give them the services and resources,” said Melanie Varney, chairwoman of the Board of Managers. Make It Reitz was formed in the fall of 2010 by Varney after she joined Renew Your Reitz. The union’s programming committee is currently putting together a document that contains all of the needs that students said they want. The ultimate objective is to be able to hand the document over to the architects and build a student union that meets the growing needs of students. The board of managers committee plans to give Eddie Daniels, executive director of the Reitz Union, the document, letters of support from the student organizations and student-signed petitions by the end of February or early March. parking spots. Varney said the campaign has about 1,200 signatures of support and about 20 letters of support from presidents of various student organizations. ASSOCIATED PRESS MONROE, Ga. — At 114 years old and counting, Besse Cooper says it’s “rather great” to be the oldest person in the world. She makes her 75-year-old son proud. “We were delighted when she got to 100. We thought that was a great achievement,” said Sid Cooper. “We never imagined she’d live to be the oldest person in the world.” Cooper, who is 114 years and 5 months old, assumed the mantle of the oldest living person after the death Monday of Eunice G. Sanborn of Jacksonville, Texas, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology supercentenarians — people who are 110 or older. Cooper wears a string of pearls double-looped around her neck and spends her days sitting and sleeping. She now lives in a nursing home in Monroe, Ga., about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Her wheelchair has bright pink armrests embroidered with “Ms. Besse, 2010 114.” She was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on Aug. 26, 1896, during the second term of President Grover Cleveland. One of eight children, she was a tomboy and loved tagging along with her two older brothers, climbing trees and splashing in rivers. She carried that active lifestyle and love of outdoors into adulthood. That, plus good genes, is probably the secret to her longevity, her son said. But Cooper has her own idea: “I mind my own business and I don’t eat junk food,” she said at her 113th birthday celebration, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Cooper lived on her own until she was 105 and stubbornly resisted leaving her house, Sid Cooper said. Her health has declined steeply in the last year or so, and she can’t hear or see well, he said. Speaking seems to require effort. She moved to Georgia to be a school teacher during World War I, her son said. She married in the early 1920s and taught fourth through seventh grades in a two-room schoolhouse until her stopped teaching then, she was an avid reader until her eyes got too bad last year. She always insisted that her children get an education. Married for about 40 years, Cooper has outlived her husband by nearly half a century. They had four children, about a dozen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild, Sid Cooper said. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 AP Photo Besse Cooper, 114 years and 5 months old, sits in her room at a nursing home Tuesday in Monroe, Ga. Cooper is now the world’s oldest person. NATIONAL Ga. woman, 114, is world’s oldest On Campu s Group wants Reitz remodel

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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, FEBRUARY 2, 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 EDITORToday’s question: Do you prefer cats over dogs? Tuesday’s question: Do you support US District Judge Vinson’s health care desicion?60% YES 40% NO84 TOTAL VOTES Two to TangoBoth sides of abortion debate face troubleAs if either side needed to garner any more controversy, Planned Parenthood is getting ready for battle with the anti-abortion group Live Action over sting operations in several clinics across the country. The anti-abortion group recorded a conversation among a Planned Parenthood worker, an actor playing a pimp and another playing a prostitute. In the recording, the clinic worker prepares to secure an abortion for the woman, even if the worker has to lie to make the procedure cheaper for the prostitute. Live Action points to its clandestinely shot footage as evidence the pro-abortion organization breaks the law to secure abortions and other services — even for sex trafever, says the worker who agreed to lie for the group went against organization policies. In this case, we’re giving Planned Parenthood the bengroups on one less-than-competent person could be used to call any group of people into question. We’re bothered that people on both sides of the abortion debate are willing to connive for their causes. Does the end If both sides stuck to bringing a rational argument to the table, rather than relying on deception to expose the deceptive, maybe we’d be able to stomach the debate more easily.Anachronisms 101An Abraham Lincoln researcher attempted to literally rewrite history when he changed a date on a presidential par don from April 14, 1864, to April 14, 1865. For those of you who didn’t do too well in U.S. History, the one-digit change upgrades the document’s importance from typical par Lincoln signed on the day of his death. The temptation was too much for a novice historian. Although we frown upon tampering with historical documents and pieces of art, we can see the allure of becoming part of the narrative people spend their lives retelling. Finding a forgotten piece to a puzzle makes an exciting topic for daydream, especially when it concerns one of and researched presidents. Nerdy musings are one thing, but reality is another. ing a change to a primary source of history can never it accurately to others makes us wonder how many times changes have been made in order to stroke an ego or feel the rush of discovery. The problem boils down to our human nature. When people tell us not to touch something, we’re moment the words leave their lips. We’d love to see our names passed down for generations, but for now, we are better off scribbling in the margins of a history textbook.Cats more appropriate pets while in collegeA This question somehow gives people piercing insight into who we are as individuals based solely on our preference of feline or canine company. I like to think that like nearly everything in life, this choice is not absolute. Both animals have their strengths and annoyances. I feel it is necessary, however, to formally submit my endorsement of cats as the overall preferred company of the modern college student. To put it bluntly, cats are making a comeback: The Internet calls them “LOLCats” for a reason. They’re hilarious and awesome. We tend to treat both cats and dogs as equivalent human companions. We call them our friends, members of our family and even our children (yikes!). We recognize their emotional states, and we revel in their ability to emulate human behavior. We also recognize that a cat or dog looks miserable while we trot them around a party saying, “Look at this hat on Cookie-Butt! Doesn’t it look so funfor our collective amusement. This spectacle has worked Cats are very much your friends, but their affection varies depending on their personalities. Some behave more like roommates who swing by sometimes to see what you’re up to. Others behave more affectionately and greet you as soon as you get home in a way that seems like they want to know about your day. Either way, most cats terested in you until you feed them. Then you can kindly stop touching them before they start clawing and gnashing at you like furry, 7-pound demons. Cats are self-entertained. College life, as you are aware, can get crazy busy. Among class, studying, extracurricular it’s a wonder you have time to sleep, let alone hang out with an animal. As long as you meet the necessities of food, water and shelter and remember to curate their box of sand sculptures, cats will get along Owning a cat is like having a friend that hangs out. Owning a dog is like having a toddler for 10 to 20 years. Dogs beg. They are needy, playful, interactive, highly emotional and sometimes quite destructive. They need constant attention. In the late college stage, many couples use dog ownership as a surrogate dry run for having a child because dogs are a big responsibility. They treat dogs like babies, which I get. Really. They give a lot of love but also need a lot of it too. But they’re not kids, and in our ever-busy lives, people seem to take a passive awareness of this and put these super-dependent animals in situations that make dogs miserable. We’re never around. It’s no one’s fault in particular. Dogs and humans have a symbiotic relationship that goes back to prehistory, and we’re predisposed to want them and love being around them. But the fact is that the college lifestyle we lead doesn’t leave the amount of room that such a loving creature needs to feel nurtured and balanced and behave like the kind of dogs we see on TV. The concept of a dog is nice, but the reality is it’s a big decision to own one. Dog owners: I’m glad you own them. They’re fun to pet. I don’t have the time or budget to afford one myself. Cat owners: Brush off the cat haters. While you’re at it, are allergic to awesome. Wesley Campbellletters@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7Letters to the EditorI’d like to address the UF Student Body in response to Laura Ellermeyer’s column Victoria Shelley UF student Second Amendment needs another lookContrasting the recent Alligator poll, ing to discredit the gun control position loed into accepting its supposed sanctity a high school English teacher to determine David Grundy Gainesville resident Unite makes wise vice president choice through his leadership in the Filipino Student Association, Building Dreams Foundation, Asian Kaleidoscope Month and Asian Asian-American student leader, Anthony Megan Vu Asian American Student Union President Players don’t deserve special treatment certain thing that I’m going to call ‘the Flor Daniel E. Colley Gainesville residentA It is ridiculous to say that all stuin the system are primarily interested in undergraduates’ such as the major role digital technology has played on to their generation’s methods rather than discerning the The Lariat, Baylor U. via UWIREColleges should re-examine the quality of higher educationUWireThe Lariat Editorial BoardUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011AP PhotoA demonstrator reacts in Tahrir — or Liberation — Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday. More than a quar Daniela Guzman / AlligatorHands of ArtIslam on Campus presented the Islam Awareness Fair on Monday at the Reitz Union Colon nade, which included several cultural activities like henna painting. The fair continues today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Reitz Union Colonnade. A UF student studying in Egypt has been evacuatedCairo streets, where cars whipped through intersections without regard for anything resembling a But now Egypt has been thrust into the international spotlight Study abroad programs to Egypt One UF student who had been studying at the American Univer sity in Cairo has been evacuated from the country and was in IsFor Russo, what is unfolding before the world is not the result of fervent religious sentiment In a country where bribes get things done and university pro$250 a month, economics come “A person’s daily wages hinge on getting a piece of bread — that “How do you bribe your way through the day when you don’t have anything to bribe with?” that despite the uncertainty, Egypt has the capabilities to emerge as a For now, however, no music EGYPT, from page 1LOCAL SCHOOLSBy KRISTIN LOPOPOLOAlligator Contributing Writer Duval Elementary School is in danger of closing if its To help raise the spirit and the school’s D rating from the department of education, UF students are giving this service organization dedicated to improving local low-income schools, will renovate the entire school by painting large murals on the walls and adding different landscapes The goal is to raise $5,000, and they’ve already raised be accepting open donations until the actual dates of the The team plans to paint large science murals on the One of the biggest renovations will be to the outdoor Currently, the school’s outdoor areas are plain and “Our goal is to create an outdoor area for students to duty picnic tables in the yard of the school, along with Stout said the project helps show elementary students that the university and the community support them and “When we beautify the students’ school, it is much UF students plan to give makeover to low-income school 15,000 JOBS AT LARGE FIRMS HAVE DISAPPEARED SINCE 2008.By DANIELLE ALVAREZAlligator Contributing Writer The dream of becoming a lawyer with a high salary might be slowly discussed the realities of law school debt and stated that according to a Northwestern Law study, about 15,000 attorney and legal-staff jobs yer, not just a sports agent, not just a media law mogul but a lawyer,” O’Linn said he isn’t discouraged and has been offered a paid internThe UF Levin College of Law has its own Center for Career Development, which provides law students and alumni with a range of career individual career counseling, acRobert Rush, a UF law school alumnus, graduated from the law He said he has received 20 resumes in the past year but doesn’t need to hire anyfor jobs and not worry about the pay cause they are competing with law“It’s a myth that you’re going to become a multi-millionaire,” said and the case, you don’t have to wor Jobs harder to get for law school grads UF Academic s “When we beautify the students’ school, it is much easier for them to be motivated and excited about learning.”Sara Stout executive director of Project Makeover “How do you bribe your way through the day when you don’t have anything to bribe with?”Sandra Russo director of program development and federal relations for the UF International Center

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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 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 2-8-11-19-2 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 2-8-11-14-2 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 2-8-11-14-2 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 **** 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 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 WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN 3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free offstreet parking, all appliances incl W/D, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 4-111-42-2 Beautiful, 1bd, 1ba, loft. 5 min. on freeway from SFC. Renovated with tile & carpet. pool, clubhouse, exercise room, quiet location. $450mo $450sec $45appl fee. 472-6491 2-4-11-6-2 Walk to UF-2/2.5 bath townhouse avail now or fall. Also houses near UF available for Fall. www.forrentgainesville.com or call Todd at 352-514-4915 3-17-11-30-2 1BR/1BA NW. $475/mo. Available now. Pets ok.Call 352-359-1644 or 352-332-8481 2-2811-20-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA, large living room & bedrooms, washer/dryer provided. 15 min bike to campus, privacy fenced backyard. Pet ok. 2100 NW 8th Ct. $1400/mo. 339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-8-11-4-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 5BR/2BA BIG, big yard for dogs, bonfires, etc. W/D provided. Fireplace in living room & game room w/ bar area. 1803 SW 43rd Ave. $1650/mo. 352339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2--8-11-4-2 Immaculate small efficiency Quiet.Wash/ dry on premises.Wat/Sew incl NS No pets.1/2m South of UF/Shands.2 bus routes.$399/m.352-262-2871. Owner agent. 2-21-11-14-2 Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 1st floor, furnished condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. 2 rooms avail immed. $395/mo/rm 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 2-28-10-82-4 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. 2-4-11-21-4 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 Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, pool side, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils included. $350/mo. No deposit required. 863634-1893. Available immediately. 2-14-104 Roommate wanted to share nice furnished home in NW neighborhood 2 mi from UF. 4 BR 2BA w/ W/D, all wood floors & large fenced backyard. $450 inclds util, cable, HS internet. No pets, N/S. 352-284-0771. 2-711-5-4 2 male roommates needed. 2BRs avail in 3BR/2BA house. Close to UF campus, on bus route, large fenced-in backyard. Cent H/ AC, pets welcome. $400/mo + elec. Call 561706-5378 2-8-11-5-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR , 11 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 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 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. 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 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 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 WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2070-11 New Scooters 4 Less HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-20-10-70-11 SCOOTER SERVICENew Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-20-10-70-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS Running or not! NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS Over 17 yr svc to UF students Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-70-12 CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-20-70-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 4-20-70-12 HEADLINERS SAGGING?POWER WINDOWS DON’T WORK? On site avail. Steve’s Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-70-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKSCall Anytime 352-339-51582-28-10-98-12 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 $$$ or Trade OZZIE’S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-20-70-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-20-70-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested. 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 2-11-11-70-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. ACCOUNTING CLERKThe 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. What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this spring, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to soconnor@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. 2-4-11-5-14 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. 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12, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-20-1070-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandy’s Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-20-10-70-14 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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. 2-16-25-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2011-65-14 Lot person, Polaris of Gainesville. Clean machines,load, and unload for customers, clean building, very minor mechanical, hours 1p-6p M-F apply in person[students prefered] 12556 NW US HWY 441 Alachua Fl 32615 11-20-11-5-14 MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST: Full time. Responsible for scheduling, phone calls, verifying insurance and coordi nating office activities. E-mail resume afn22025@bellsouth.net 2-17-20-14 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 Translator-Interpreter, English-Spanish, needed for immigration law office PT. Resume to: robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 2-2-11-5-14 UF Stadium Concessions Now Hiring! Located in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Centerplate is hiring Event Supervisors and Warehouse Runners to work flexible hours. Apply in person 8:00 AM 4:00 PM, MondayFriday. Phone:(352)375-4683 x6500. 2-411-14 CNAs who believe in compassionate care & uncompromising services are encouraged to apply on-line at http://ck546.ersp.biz/employ ment. Strict background checks/drug screen. 12hr shifts, days, nights & wkends avail. 2-8-11-7-14 Veterinary Technician/Assistant Experienced full/part time. Some weekends & holidays. Apply in person at Jonesville Animal Hospital 14145 W Newberry Rd. Newberry 2-9-11-7-14. Energy Analyst Professional and analytic work associated with the supply and transporatation of natural gas. Results oriented position that exercises considerable independent judgment and decision-making. Minimum Requirements include: Bachelors degree in Economics, Finance or Engineering; 3 years experience with thorough knowledge of statistical and economic analysis techiniques; exceptional problem-solving skills; proficiency with MS Office applications. Starting Salary: $52,000 Please mail, fax , or e-mail resume to: Florida Gas Utility, Attn: HR, 4619 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606 Fax: 352-334-0789 E-mail: HR@flgas.com 2-2-11-2-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-20-70-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-20-09-70-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-20-70-15 MATH TUTORFirst hour FREE. 11 years experience. Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582 2-25-36-15 INSURANCE WE REPRESENT OVER 100 COMPANIES HOME, AUTO AND LIABILITY WHY PAY MORE? 371 9696 www.sunshinestateinsurance.com 2-1827-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app’t (optional $20 fee) All Women’s Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-20-70-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! 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SportsWEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org ONLINE MEN’S TRACK BACK TO NO. 1 TEEING OFF WITH ANTHONY CHIANG UF president Bernie Machen ripped the act of grayshirting in a letter sent to SI.com. But the Gators tried to grayshirt two recruits last season and at least one this year. Maybe Machen could utilize the Internet to research certain things be fore appearing uninformed about his own program. What’s he going to do next? Speak out on college football felons being let off the hook without punishment? After two automatic-qualifying marks at the Texas A&M Challenge, atop the USTFCCCA Division I Men’s Indoor National Team Rankings. Keep an eye on alligatorSports.org, our recruiting blog and on Twitter at @alligator Sports as we update live from two state high schools and post Florida coaches’ reactions to the events of National Signing Day.Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffFlorida forward Chandler Parsons shoots during the Gators’ 65-61 overtime victory against Vanderbilt in POINTS AND 11 BOARDS.By GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writergluca@alligator.org In the closing moments of Tuesday’s game, the Gators were likely feeling a sense of dj vu. Just four days earlier, UF gave away its contest against Mississippi State due to poor free-throw shooting down the stretch. Against Vanderbilt, UF’s freethrow struggles nearly cost the Gators the game in regulation, but senior forward Chandler Parsons remained calm. With 15 seconds left in overtime and the Gators up by two, Par sons stepped to the line and coolly knocked down both of his free throws, securing a 65-61 Florida (175, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) win over Vanderbilt (15-6, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) on Tuesday night in the O’Connell Center. “I just needed to be a man, go up there and put the ball in the hole,” Parsons said. “It’s all mental. I just stepped up there and knocked it down, and I was fortunate to do that for my team in a clutch situation.” Parsons’ free-throws were the icing on an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double. The senior forward also chipped in two assists and three steals en route to one of his most complete games of the season. “He rebounded the ball, he was aggressive and he was physical,” UF coach Billy Donovan said. “He did a lot of really good things for us all the way around.” The Gators had an eight-point lead with 4:51 to play but scored just one point the rest of regulation, going 1 for 4 at the line and 0 for 6 from Meanwhile, Vanderbilt conevoking memories of previous late losses. “It would’ve been awful,” Par sons said of the prospect of losing another game because of free throws. “There’s no way around it: Losing is terrible. I’m just glad we made some big plays tonight to get the W.” Rebounding was a huge factor moments, as Parsons earned his spot at the line when he rebounded his own miss with UF leading by two. Overall, UF was dominant on the glass, establishing a 47-34 advantage, with 15 of its rebounds coming on the offensive end. boards, as seemingly everyone got involved in the physicality of the contest. “That was by far the most physical game we played all year long,” Parsons’ free throws seal overtime win vs. VandyChandler Parsons may have come up bigger than anyone against the Commodores, but Erving Walker proved Tuesday this is his team. Sure, Parsons walked out the hero. He led the team in scoring and rebounds. He showed why he’s the best pro prospect. And yeah, he knocked down two huge free throws with 15 seconds left. But make no mistake: In crunch time, the Gators look to Walker, ished tied for second on the team with 15 points. Last week against Georgia, Walker stepped up at the end of the Walker becomes Gators’ go-to guy late in gamesBy TOM GREENAlligator Writertgreen@alligator.org Two months into his new job, Gators coach Will Muschamp has With 17 recruits orally committed to UF, and seven already enrolled in classes, Muschamp and his staff are looking for a strong with his inaugural class. Since taking over for Urban Meyer, Muschamp has gained commitments from three recruits: Miami Monsignor Pace High safety Jabari Gorman, Middletown (Conn.) Xavier High linebacker Graham Stewart and Coconut Creek North Broward Prep defensive end Tevin Westbrook. though, Muschamp also lost commitments from Groveland South Lake High cornerback Nick Waisome, Plantation High linebacker Ryan Shazier and Kirtland (Ohio) Lake Catholic High offensive lineman Chase Hounshell. “That’s what happens in a transition year,” ESPN recruiting analyst Jamie Newberg said. “It’s awfully tough to do with a short recruiting window.” Even though building relationships with recruits in two months is a lot to ask of coaches, Muschamp and his staff have been hard at work trying to assemble the Gators’ 2011 recruiting class, which is currently ranked 17th by Rivals.com. Although fans may be disappointed with UF’s class, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. ed,” Newberg said. “Remember It was pretty much the same type of thing. This is par for the course when there’s a coaching change.” for Florida, his class ranked 15th and only had 18 signees. Muschamp has already accomplished his goal of getting early enrollees. That includes four-star Re cruiting Tyler JettThe Jett Streamtjett@alligator.org Twitter: @iam_tyler Transition class hard to judgeSEE HOOPS, PAGE 16 SEE RECRUIT, PAGE 16 SEE TYLER, PAGE 16

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By TOM GREEN Alligator Writertgreen@alligator.org Hunter Joyer’s decision to commit to Florida last June was an easy one. Location played a pivotal role for the nation’s top-rated fullback, who lives in Wesley Chapel, about 25 miles northeast of Tampa. His mother, Kristen, had an aneurysm last February, and distance was part of the reason Joyer recently transferred from Tampa Catholic High to Wesley Chapel years of high school. “It was scary, not knowing if I was going to lose her or not,” Joyer said. “It’s something I worried about a lot.” Joyer was making a 45-minute trip to and from school each day. With his mom’s health condition, Joyer and his family could no longer commit the time and money it took for him to remain at Tampa Catholic. “I wanted to be close to her,” Joyer said. “She’s getting back to normal. I guess she won’t be back to being 100 percent, but she’s doing pretty good.” The opportunity to be a mere two hours away from home to play college football appealed to the former Tampa Catholic standout. That was enough to make Joyer, Rivals.com’s No. 1 fullback, commit to Florida, a school that was always at the top of his list because of the academics and prestige of the football program. “He’s such a grounded young man,” Crusaders coach Bob Henriquez said. “He’s fairly quiet, but times you don’t know whether something’s eating at him or bothering him, but it couldn’t be easy what he’s gone through.” At Florida, Joyer would be able to easily travel home and check on his mom if anything were to happen. Although fullbacks have been irrelevant at UF, Joyer thought he his worth to the coaches, so he stayed strong in his commitment. himself becoming a bigger player in the Gators’ offense than he ever imagined. Joyer had his heart set on Florida ever since he was young. He would often visit the school and check out the stadium with his family. When former Florida coach Urban Meyer told Joyer his potential role in the Gators’ offense, the decision became even clearer. Henriquez, who coached Joyer as a junior and senior, said Meyer and his staff didn’t plan on recruiting a fullback with this year’s class — until they saw Joyer. “They were so impressed with Hunter that they made the decision to offer him because they didn’t think there would be a fullback with his skill set next year,” Henriquez said. Nevermind that Meyer’s spread-option offense rarely used a fullback, or that not once during Meyer’s tenure at Florida did he land a true fullback in one of his recruiting classes. It didn’t matter to Joyer that none of the fullbacks on the Gators’ roster under Meyer had recorded more than one career carry But when coaches offered Joyer a scholarship on June 16, he didn’t hesitate to accept, and he gave his oral commitment to UF the following day. Joyer and Henriquez said Meyer told them he was trying to transition the offense into a more traditional one that included twoback sets because defenses were starting to catch up to the spread. “[The coaches] wanted to use a fullback more than they actually were,” Joyer said. “They didn’t really know if any of the fullbacks they had could really run the ball. The offense was ready to have a fullback, and they wanted to change it around with [John] Brantley at quarterback.” The two-time national titlewinning coach sold Joyer on playing for Florida despite the lack of a role for the position in Meyer’s offense and the fact that many considered him an afterthought in the Gators’ recruiting class. “I don’t have to be in the spotlight or be the main guy on the team,” Joyer said. “It doesn’t bother me at all.” As a fullback, Joyer is used to being overlooked. The top high school prospects at each position are normally the nation’s No. 1 fullback this year is a three-star recruit for the cording to Rivals.com. “Growing up, I wasn’t always so I had to get it done other ways,” Joyer said. Joyer found fullback to be a father, Jack, also played it. Joyer was always 30 to 40 pounds bigger than most kids his age, but not much taller, and couldn’t play many other positions. Offensive line wasn’t an option to him — he wanted the chance to touch the ball. As a senior at Tampa Catholic, the 6-foot, 245-pound Joyer began the season as the Crusaders’ featured back because of the team’s youth at running back. He was a year removed from being the lead blocker for a 1,700-yard rusher, and his offense struggled early on when his role changed. “He was willing to play more fullback to help the team, so he went back to that traditional role,” Henriquez said. When Florida coach Will Muschamp took over for Meyer and said he would implement a pro-style offense, Joyer knew he would be one of the players to “I was really excited about that,” Joyer said. “I knew the ofter than it did before, so I thought it was even a better decision after they hired [Muschamp].” When Muschamp later named former Notre Dame head coach and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis as the Gators’ offensive coordinator, Joyer knew he would have an opportunity to make an impact at Florida, even as a freshman. January, and during an in-school visit, Joyer sat down with Weis and discussed the role he will play in Florida’s offense when he signs his national letter of intent today, “My future seems pretty strong,” Joyer said. “I won’t have to worry about not being used Even after Meyer resigned in December, Joyer didn’t waver in his commitment to the school. As long as Florida didn’t hire a coach who planned on runJoyer intended to keep his word. The chance to contribute was still there for Joyer when Muschamp and Weis were hired. “He’ll be able to get on the Corey Long said. “The opportuDuring his only season with the Chiefs, Weis’ offense led the NFL in rushing yards (2,627) and was tied for fourth in yards per that goes to the fullbacks, who, despite not putting up many stats, were primarily used as lead blockers. When Joyer met with Weis, the coach told Joyer he intends to use the fullback like he has in the past: as a lead blocker, goal-line out of play action. Long thinks Joyer will be able “He’ll grow into a nice prospect,” Long said. “He’s a good blocker and has some good receiving skills. He’s a decent runner and a tough kid. ... He’ll be a good blocking back.” With a spot in the offense already mapped out, Weis told Joyer the chance to play early was there for him but to not feel pressured by it. “I know I have a lot of work to get done,” Joyer said. “I need to work hard and impress the coaches and show them that I have what it takes to start. There’s always a possibility I can start, but I won’t guarantee anything.” The Gators have two fullbacks on their roster with game experience: rising senior Steven Wilks both of whom were converted from defense to fullback before coming to Florida. Together, the two have played in 35 games and totaled zero career carries, contributing mostly on special teams. Joyer, who bench presses at least 485 pounds, feels his body is mature enough to contribute right away in college. Henriquez described Joyer as a student of the game and thinks his skill set will transition well to the next level. “He’s going to be an intricate part,” Long said. “He’ll be one of those blocking fullbacks that you game because the production of the offense goes down.” After originally being an afterthought in the Gators’ 2011 recruiting class, Joyer’s decision to remain close to home and commit to Florida, despite the coaching change, helped put him in an unfamiliar spot for UF fullbacks: relevant. “It seems like the situation played itself out for the better,” Joyer said. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 fully committedFB commit Joyer remains loyal to family, UFAlligator File PhotoFlorida fullback commit Hunter Joyer, left, will sign his national letter of intent to play for the Gators today. The former Tampa Catholic standout is the top-rated prospect in the country at his position.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 15 FLORIDA BEAT SECOND-PLACE NORTH FLORIDA BY 25 SHOTS.By ALEX PECKHAMAlligator Writer Florida men’s golf coach Buddy Alexander expressed a simple sentiment after the Gators completed their domination at the JU Invitational on Tuesday. “You couldn’t ask for anything more,” he said. The Gators managed to win the event by a remarkable 25-shots over second-place North Florida. due in large part to senior Bank Vongvanij, who shot 1-over-par on Tuesday but turned in a 5-under-par score of 211 for the event. Vongvanij’s showing was enough to earn him the individual crown, as he bested Liberty’s Robert Karlsson by two strokes. Vongvanij was not alone in his efforts, though, as four other Gators golfers earned Phillip Choi shot an even-par round to a 1-over-par round to come in seventh and Tommy Mou bounced back from an 8-over-par showing on Monday with an even-par round on Tuesday, earning a 19thperformance over the two-day event. “We came here hoping to play solid golf and win the tournament, and we managed to do both of those things,” he said. Alexander came away impressed by the performance of Vongvanij and his individual win. He was also proud of the resilience shown by Mou to shoot an even-par round after struggling Monday. before looking to defend its home turf at the Gator Invitational, which is played on the Mark Bostick Golf Course on Feb. 12-13. “We try to improve every day,” Alexander said. “Golf is an individual sport, and everybody has things that they would like to improve.”Gators dominate at JU Invitational for early season win “We came here hoping to play solid golf and win the tournament, and we managed to do both of those things.”Buddy Alexander Florida men’s golf coach

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16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 Alligator File PhotoSafety De’Ante Saunders, a Florida commit who enrolled early, is one of 17 recruits orally committed to new coach Will Muschamp and the Gators entering National Signing Day today. Florida still in contention for several top prospectsquarterback Jeff Driskel, four-star running back Mike Blakely and four-star tight end A.C. Leonard. Florida wide receiver commit Ja’Juan Story, who has wavered since Meyer resigned, will make his decision between UF and Ohio State at 9 a.m. at Brooksville Nature Coast Technical High. The Gators remain in contention for several of the nation’s top uncommitted recruits, many of whom will make decisions today. Marcus Roberson, the nation’s No. 2 cornerback, will announce at Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas today. Five-star linebacker Curtis Grant will sign his letter of intent in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony at Richmond (Va.) Hermitage High. Moreno Valley Rancho Verde High wide receiver Junior Pomee, will announce at 7:30 tonight. Four-star defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan will announce at 11 a.m. at Lake City Columbia High. “They’ll get a few kids, not necessarily from their top list,” ESPN recruiting analyst Corey Long said. “But [Muschamp] might get a shocker or two.” RECRUIT, from page 13er as time expired to keep UF alive. While he won’t show up on any highlight reels for his effort Tuesday, Walker was just as big. half and Florida trailing 24-22, coach Billy Donovan drew a play for Walker. It’s moments like those when a team reveals who it will lean on with the game on the line. beyond the arc and knocked down a trey between a pair of Commodores, giving the Gators the lead and momentum headed to the locker room. People won’t remember that shot years from now, but in an overtime game, that was as big as any. When a pair of free throws by John Jenkins tied the game with 23 seconds left in regulation, Florida again turned to Walker. Holding the ball for the last shot, Walker drove right, pulled up and missed a potential game-winner off the back rim. If he makes that shot, Walker receives the same attention Parsons did a year ago when his buzzer-beating three-pointers against N.C. State and South Carolina earned him a recurring role on SportsCenter. But Walker didn’t make it, and he isn’t a candidate for Dickie V’s all-onions team. Yet. The fact that the team looked to him in that moment, however, is huge. “He’s the point guard, so we expect everything to run through him,” sophomore guard Kenny Boynton said. “He isn’t afraid to hit big shots. He’s shown he can, and we And in overtime, Walker stepped up again, hitting one of two free throws, scor ing on a coast-to-coast layup and setting up Boynton for his wide-open three-pointer that gave the Gators a 63-61 lead. themselves in a few more tight games between now and the NCAA Tournament. And if you happen to watch some of those nail-biters, keep an eye on No. 11. Also, look at the rest of the team. If they act anything like they did in the closing seconds of regulation Tuesday, you will see a lot of players setting picks and standing out of the way. For whatever reason, some would brand Walker a ball hog. But he’s not. Every team needs one player willing to step up at the end of games. That is as much a part of a team’s identity as anything. And while the Gators still that small lineup more? Will Vernon Macklin ever get off the bench in tight games?), they at least have the most important element in place. TYLER, from page 13Donovan said. Florida’s advantage inside was aided by Vanderbilt’s foul trouble, as frontcourt stalwarts Festus Ezeli, Jeffery Taylor and Steve Tchiengang all fouled out late in the contest. “That was real important,” Parsons said. “When it gets to overtime it’s hard not to pick up those guys got in foul trouble early so we could get them out of the game.” The second half was a streaky sides. UF seemed poised to take control of the game when it went on a 7-0 run to take an eight-point lead, but Vanderbilt quickly responded with an 8-1 stretch of its own to close the gap. UF followed with a 9-2 spurt, giving the Gators an eight-point lead that evaporated as Vander a 9-1 run. Both teams got off to hot starts Florida and Vanderbilt combined utes but scored just 31 the rest of the half. Vanderbilt was set to take a lead into halftime, until Parsons inbounded the ball to Walker with just one second remaining and the junior hit a 30-foot buzzer beater to give UF a one-point halftime lead. Vanderbilt foul trouble aids Gators HOOPS, from page 13 Men's Bask etball