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VOLUME 105 ISSUE 24


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011


STUDENT GOVERNMENT


Progress Party members serve homeless


Dave Schneider, the Progress Party candidate for Student Body President, works alongside Fernando
Figueroa, a Progress Party volunteer, to help serve meals at St. Francis House on Monday.


By HANNAH WINSTON
Alligator Writer

Hairnet and latex gloves intact,
Dave Schneider washed the trays
that were handed to him though
the small window in the St. Francis
House kitchen.
To the shelter, he was just anoth-
er helping hand. Only his fellow
party members knew he would be
on the Student Government ballot
running for Student Body Presi-
dent in two weeks.
Schneider was one of 15 mem-
bers of the Progress Party who
worked at the shelter Monday
morning handing out meals to
Gainesville's homeless.
The third-year political science
and history major said the Prog-
ress Party has a high emphasis on
service. However, he said many
students forget that UF is part of
the greater Gainesville area and
that they need to be involved out-
side of UF as well.
"SG is supposed to be this
voice," he said. "You can't sepa-
rate it from the Gainesville com-


munity."
He said he and the Progress
Party want to bring service back
to SG.
"Even though we're not in pow-
er now," he said,"we can make a
difference."
"Activism goes beyond pro-
tests and holding signs."
Michael Morales
Progress Party campaign manager

Michael Morales, the Progress
Party campaign manager, said his
party wants to get students in-
volved to make that change.
"Activism goes beyond protests
and holding signs," he said.
He said the Progress Party is
attending as many student organi-
zation meetings as possible to see
how they can make a difference in
the Gainesville community.
A lot of the organizations are
hesitant or think they can't talk
with SG, he said. He and the Prog-
ress Party want to change that.
"It's not what SG is used to,"
Morales said. "But we can try."


Puzzle allows players


to reduce state deficit


* THE APPLICATION IS ON THE
GRAHAM CENTER'S WEBSITE.

By ALEXANDER KLAUSNER
Alligator Staff Writer

If you think eliminating a state budget
deficit is easy, the Bob Graham Center for
Public Service wants you to try it for your-
self.
A new application on the center's web-
site challenges the average person to take
on the daunting task of eliminating Flori-
da's $3.6 billion deficit, the same task that
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida legislature
will face in March.
Senate President Mike Harindopolos
will announce the winner Thursday. Those
who can successfully complete the puzzle
can enter to win a free iPad.


"What we're trying to do is invite peo-
ple to solve our budget crisis and to un-
derstand a little bit more about what are
the main components of our Florida bud-
get," said Ann Henderson, director of the
Graham Center. "We are one of the states
where our Constitution requires a bal-
anced budget."
When the application is opened, users
are greeted by a pie chart and a series of
boxes where students can
State enter how much money
News they want to cut from each
sector.
"If you try the application, you can
quickly conclude that this is a lot a lot more
difficult than you might think, and there is
pain involved no matter what action you
might take," Henderson said.
Henderson said she hopes that the chal-
lenge will have 2,000 entries by Thursday.


Student Senate to vote


on anti-gun resolution


By HANNAH SWERDLOFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

If Florida Senate Bill 234 passes, li-
censed gun owners will be allowed to
openly carry firearms at UF.
UF Student Senate President Ben
Meyers, who represents the Unite Party,
met with Sens. Brittnie Baker, Amanda
Jones and Ingrid Tojanci on Friday to
draft a resolution denouncing this bill.
The judiciary committee reviewed the
bill and will give it a favorable recom-
mendation at the Senate meeting on
Tuesday.


"It's a non-political issue," Meyers
said. "I'm a Republican; I believe in
gun rights. There's no reason why stu-
dents should be go-
ing around carrying
guns.
The resolution lists
recent instances of gun
violence on college
campuses, including
Meyers ones at the University
of Texas and Florida
State University, and recommends that
students become educated on weapon
SEE GUNS, PAGE 8


* UF forward Alex
Tyus (right) nearly
jumped to the NBA
after last season
and has seemingly
regressed in his
senior year, scoring
his fewest points
per game since his
freshman year.
See Story, Page 14.


Louisiana police say woman allegedly hit boyfriend with frozen steak


HOUMA, La. - Police in the southern
Louisiana city of Houma say a woman up-
set over her lack of freezer space allegedly
hit her boyfriend in the face with a frozen
beefsteak.
Police told The Courier newspaper that
47-year-old Edith Tassin was booked with
aggravated battery against 51-year-old Jer-
ry Voisin.
Authorities say she has since been re-


leased on bond.
Police say Voisin called police on Sun-
day evening and told them Tassin was try-
ing to cool a mixed drink and became upset
when it wouldn't fit in the freezer.
Police say Voisin was bleeding from the
right side of his face when officers arrived.
Tassin had not been assigned a public
defender as of Monday.
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
UF Phi Beta Lambda
Information Session
Today, 6:15 p.m.
Matherly Hall, Room 118
Students interested in devel-
oping leadership, communi-
cation and team skills should
join Phi Beta Lambda, the
collegiate division of Future
Business Leaders of America.
FBLA is the premier profes-
sional business organization
in the nation. Learn more
about our state conference
and how you can compete, be
recognized and win prizes.

Theater Strike Force Show
Supporting Florida
Alternative Breaks
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Plaza of the Americas
UF's premier improve and
comedy sketch troupe will
be performing a show in
order to support the FAB
Disaster Recovery Trip. Stop
by for some laughs and to
learn about FAB's Disaster
Recovery Trip to Nashville,
Tenn., over spring break.

Islam and Race: An American
Perspective
Today, 6:45 p.m.
University Memorial
Auditorium
Sherman Jackson, a professor
of Arabic and Islamic Studies
in Michigan, will speak about
the issues regarding race in
America and how the reli-
gion of Islam addresses these
issues. In 2009, Jackson was
named one of the 500 most
influential Muslims in the
world and has also been rec-
ognized as one of the top-10
experts on Islam in America.

720 Balloon Pop Challenge
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.
Plaza of the Americas
The UF Bateman Team wants
to find out if UF students can
pop 720 balloons in seven
minutes and 20 seconds.

European Study Abroad Info
Session
Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.
Turlington, Room 3312
Students interested in go-
ing to Krakow, Brussels or
Salzburg this summer can
come to the info session
sponsored by the Center for
European Studies and get all
their questions answered.
Free pizza will be served. Call
392-8902 for more details.

Connecting The Gator Nation
Wednesday, 5 p.m.
Emerson Alumni Hall
This event will provide stu-
dents with a unique oppor-
tunity to build their network
by connecting with UF alum-
ni. It will provide them with
training on getting the most
out of networking, tips on


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how to best market yourself
and networking experience
to build your confidence in
these types of situations.
Space is limited to the first
75 students who RSVP
through Gator CareerLink.
Log in to GCL at crc.ufl.
edu, click on "Events," se-
lect "Workshops" and select
RSVP next to "Connecting
the Gator Nation."

Harness Your Passion
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Harn Museum
Participants will have the
opportunity to view stu-
dent art as well as the new
African textile exhibit. In
addition, other activities
related to the 2010 CRP
selection will take place
and light refreshments
will be served. For more
information, please call
New Student and Family
Programs at 352-392-1261,
or email newstudentinfo@
dso.ufl.edu.

SG Absentee Ballots
By Friday
Absentee ballots for the SG
election can be requested at
sg.ufl.edu/ elections. Look
under "For the Voter." The
election will be held Feb. 22
and 23.

Women's Leadership
Conference "Blueprint for
Success" Registration
By Friday
The conference on Feb.
27 offers participants the
opportunity to improve
their leadership skills.
With workshops and a
graduate school panel,
participants will dis-
cover the building blocks
they need to become suc-
cessful leaders in society.
UF alumnus Diana Diaz,
co-anchor for Miami News
Channel 7, will be the key-
note speaker.

Fourteenth Annual Medical
College Forum
Saturday
Reitz Union
Students can learn about
the medical school admis-
sion process and meet
admissions deans and di-
rectors from every school
in the state and across the
country. Register online at
ufpremed.org/mcf or at
the event.

University Gospel Choir


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Benefit Concert
Sunday, 6 p.m.
Upper Room Ministries, 3575
NE 15th St.
This concert helps the
University Gospel Choir al-
leviate some costs for its an-
nual spring break tour. For
more information, contact
the University Gospel Choir
at universitygospelchoir.com
or e-mail universitygospel-
choir@gmail.com.

Indonesia Scholarship
Information Session
Monday, 4:30 p.m.
Hub, Room 170
The Freeman Foundation
is offering a fully funded,
nine-week summer intern-
ship study abroad opportu-
nity in Indonesia. Internship
fields include economic de-
velopment, public health,
art, education and environ-
mental protection. Interested
American and Indonesian
sophomores and juniors are
encouraged to apply.

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.
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missions after above events.
Improperly formatted
"What's Happening" sub-
missions may not appear in
the paper. Press releases will
not appear in the paper.

NATIONAL
Scuffle over dog biscuit
leads to arrest in Mont.
LIVINGSTON, Mont. - A
Montana man who took excep-
tion to someone else giving his
dog a biscuit faces a misdemean-
or assault charge.
The Livingston Enterprise
reports one man had reached
over a fence to give a dog a bone
Thursday when the dog's owner
grabbed him and threw him up
against a garage.
Livingston Police Chief Dar-
ren Raney says the dog's owner
believed the other man was try-
ing to poison the dog. He was
not.
The biscuit giver was not in-
jured.
- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at 352-376-4458
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Debate wall to encourage students to voice opinions


* THE WALL WILL BE
LOCATED IN PUGH HALL.

By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Writer

Civil debate at UF is going high-
tech.
The Bob Graham Center for
Public Service will begin test runs
in February or March for its Great
Civil Debate Wall, an interactive
project that will encourage stu-
dents, faculty and others to com-
ment on controversial issues affect-
ing day-to-day life.
The project should be , .'.::.ll
installed in October, according to
Ann Henderson, director of the
center. It will use a wall in Pugh
Hall to pose questions about press-
ing political issues, which people
can then answer using an on-site
multi-touch interface as well as as-
sociated electronic forums such as
smart phones, Facebook, Twitter
and e-mail.
For example, a student could
vote on whether he or she approves
of off-shore oil drilling in Florida
and view others' responses. The
student could answer anonymous-
ly or choose to include personal in-
formation.


Photo Illustrations: Special to the Alligator
These images represent what the Great Civil Debate Wall, an interactive project, will look like once it's constructed at Pugh Hall. The wall
will be used to encourage students and faculty to voice their opinions on controversial issues.


"What we hope to be able to
do when we ask questions like
that is find where [people] might
agree," Henderson said. "This is a
way of practicing finding common
ground."
The idea developed from the
center's desire to create a project
that would encourage civil debate,
largely because Florida residents
are not as engaged in civil issues as
those of other states, she said.
The Great Civil Debate Wall is


one way in which the Bob Graham
Center hopes to address the need
for increased civility, Henderson
said. It is one of several projects
funded by the center's $3 million
grant from the Knight Foundation,
although its final price tag has not
been determined.
The center began work on the
project about a year ago with Local
Projects, a New York-based design
firm.
"Our studio focuses on different


types of civil engagement and sto-
rytelling, so I think we're a natural
partner for the project," said Jake
Barton, Local Projects principal and
founder.
The wall provides a unique op-
portunity to reach out and engage a
diverse student body in discussions
about controversial issues, he said.
When the project is completed,
the Bob Graham Center Public Ser-
vice Council will choose a new issue
to explore each week. The council,


which is made up of undergradu-
ate students receiving minors from
the center, will monitor the week's
responses and1 i. 11,i',o 'i i-"Il . -, and
post the results to the center's web-
site.
The wall at Pugh Hall will hope-
fully be only the first of the project,
Henderson said.
Potential locations for future
walls include Library West, Star-
bucks and other places at UF and
throughout Gainesville.


Two UF swimmers arrested for shoplifting in Orlando


Police say they stole $130 North Face jackets


By KAT BEIN
and MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Staff Writers

The two UF swimmers just wanted jackets, but they
got handcuffs and misdemeanors instead.
Lily Ramirez, 20, and Daniela Victoria, 21, were in the


Nordstrom store at the Florida Mall in Orlando on Satur-
day and decided not to pay the $130 for the
Campus North Face jackets they wanted, according
Crime to Orange County Jail records.
Unfortunately for them, loss prevention
employees saw them walk out of the store on their secu-
rity monitors and watched as the two put the jackets in


their car and returned to shopping.
An employee verified their Chevrolet Tahoe and found
the jackets laying in plain sight. The employee stayed and
watched the car until the swimmers came back to leave.
At that point, the employee flagged down a nearby po-
lice officer, who pulled the women over.
When he asked if they stole the jackets, they said yes,
and he escorted them back to Nordstrom in handcuffs.
The car was towed and the women charged with petit
theft. They've since been released.


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Student competes to enter Mongolian horse race


* SPONSORS WOULD WAIVE
THE $9,800 ENTRY FEE.

By ALLISON BANKO
Alligator Writer

In six months, more than two
dozen horses and equestrians will
pair up to take on 1,000 kilometers
of rough Mongolian terrain.
For most, the Mongol Derby
presents a daunting task. For 22-
year-old UF anthropology senior
Sallie Dehler, it represents a dream.
This just may be the year she
reaches it.
Dehler has advanced to the top
five in a competition to be sponsored
as a competitor in the 10-day derby
set for Aug. 6, which is dubbed as
the longest and toughest horse race
on the planet.
The Adventurists and Horse
Hero, both companies of the derby,
will sponsor one equestrian and
waive the $9,800 entry fee in ex-
change for the rider's documenta-
tion of his or her experience through
video and blogging.
The finalists have submitted au-
tobiographical videos that are post-
ed on Horse Hero's website, trying
to reel in as many votes as they can
before this Saturday to become the
winner, who will be announced
next Monday.
Dehler first became intrigued
with the derby when a friend e-
mailed her a link to its website
about a year ago.


Her interest in Mongolia grew
when she heard her professor tell
stories of the country during a two-
month trip to Ethiopia last semester
for an archeological dig.
"Horses have always been sort
of a plaything to me," she said. "It'd
be interesting to see a culture that
really relies on them for a huge part
of its life."
The Mongol Derby will present
a change of pace for its competitors,
as riders will compete on an array of
different horses lent to them by lo-
cal nomads that live along the race's
route.
Dehler said competing on unfa-
miliar horses will present a major
challenge.
"Horses are incredibly sensitive,"
she said. "Riding a brand new horse
like this, a brand new one every day
no less, will be difficult. Every horse
has their own quirks."
Katy Willings, an Adventur-
ist and the director of the Mongol
Derby, said the path is a re-creation
of a 13th-century horse messenger
postal system.
Riders will change horses every
40 kilometers and there will be sta-
tions with Mongolian veterinarians
ensuring the health of the horses.
and local families preparing food
for the racers.
"People have to be able to rely on
the hospitality of total strangers,"
Willings said. "You share a meal
with a family you don't share a lan-
guage with."
She said that it's up to the racers


how they wish to allocate their time,
whether it's resting with the no-
mads or continuing along the path
that they will navigate on their own
using only a map and GPS.
"It's quite a dangerous, risky
event," she said. "You need a bit
of luck with you to win. There re-
ally are so many things that could
go wrong. It's them, the horse and


everything the course throws at
them."
But Dehler is no stranger to ad-
venture. She worked as a wrangler
at a Wyoming ranch that had more
than 200 horses, repelled down a
130-foot waterfall and led backpack-
ing expeditions through Maine's
White Mountains.
Despite all Dehler's experiences,


she said the feeling that washes over
her when she's horseback riding is
unmatched.
"It's very empowering and
calming at the same time," she said.
"I get a kind of focus with it that I
don't get with many other things."
To vote for Dehler and see her
contestant video, visit horsehero.
corn/ mongolderby/ finalists.


Special to the Alligator
Sallie Dehler, a UF senior anthropology major, will compete in a 10-day derby in August in Mongolia.


Woman makes most


romantic bomb threat


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

People are capable of doing many
things for love. What Grace Guajardo
did forced the evacuation of more
than 300 people from a plane mo-
ments before takeoff.
Authorities say she phoned in a
false bomb threat to keep her boy-
friend from flying off to a new job.
"I'm sorry, but I did it for love,"
Guajardo said Monday after she was
charged with making a false bomb
threat.
Freed pending trial, she faces up
to 61 days in jail if convicted. Pros-
ecutors decided not to invoke the
more severe anti-terrorism law after
hearing the couple's story.
Her man, Rodrigo Gomez, had al-
ready boarded Iberia Flight 6830 for
Madrid on Sunday, planning to take
a months-long job as a cruise ship
waiter.
Desperate that he was leaving,
Guajardo admitted she called the air-
port from her cell phone demanding
that authorities tell Gomez his father
was gravely ill. When that didn't
work, she called back, ,II.ll, there
was a bomb on the plane, authorities


said.
The plane was already taxiing
down the tarmac when pilots parked
it in a remote location where the 312
people aboard were taken off and po-
lice with bomb-sniffing dogs meticu-
lously searched the luggage. Mean-
while, records showed both calls were
made from a cell phone that Gomez
had left at home. Guajardo then con-
fessed and was arrested Sunday.
She did succeed in getting Gomez
to stay in Chile. The other 311 peo-
ple were rescheduled for a Monday
flight.
"Yes, I'm sorry for what I did, it
wasn't the best thing
Offbeat to do, but at least he's
News here," Guajardo said
outside court.
The couple informed the court
that they have lived together for
eight years and have three children.
Gomez has often worked as a wait-
er on cruise ships, and was leaving
home again after a year and a half in
Santiago.
"I can't be angry, I have to support
her. What she needs is love, nothing
more," Gomez said, and they kissed
again before the cameras.


NATIONAL


Feds settle case of firing


over Facebook comments


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Employers should think twice before try-
ing to restrict workers from talking about their
jobs on Facebook or other social media.
That's the message the government sent on
Monday as it settled a closely watched lawsuit
against a Connecticut ambulance company
that fired an employee after she went on Face-
book to criticize her boss.
The National Labor Relations Board sued
the company last year, arguing the worker's
negative comments were protected speech un-
der federal labor laws. The company claimed
it fired the emergency medical technician be-
cause of complaints about her work.
"The fact that they agreed to revise
their rules is the most significant
thing that comes out of this."
Jonathan Kreisberg
NLRB Regional Director

Under the settlement with the labor board,
American Medical Response of Connecticut
Inc. agreed to change its logging and Internet
policy that barred workers from disparaging
the company or its supervisors. The company
also will revise another policy that prohibited
employees from depicting the company in any
way over the Internet without permission.
Both policies interfered with longstanding
legal protections that allow workers to discuss
wages, hours and working conditions with co-
workers, the board said.
"I think it certainly sends a message about


what the NLRB views the law to be," said Jon-
athan Kreisberg, the NLRB regional director in
Hartford who approved the settlement.
"The fact that they agreed to revise their
rules so that they're not so overly restrictive of
the rights of employees to discuss their terms
and conditions with others and with their fel-
low employees is the most significant thing
that comes out of this," Kreisberg said.
Terms of a private settlement agreement be-
tween the employee, Dawnmarle Souza, and
the company were not disclosed, but Kreisberg
said the parties reached a financial settlement.
Souza will not be returning to work there.
Souza declined a request for comment. A
representative for American Medical Response
did not immediately return a call seeking com-
ment.
Souza posted the Facebook comments in
2009 from her home computer, hours after her
supervisor said a customer had complained
about her work. The expletive-filled posting
referred to her supervisor using the company's
code for a psychiatric patient. Her remarks
at the time drew supportive posts from col-
leagues.
Chuck Cohen, a labor and employment
lawyer and former NLRB member during the
Clinton administration, said the case will have
employers around the country re-examining
their Internet policies. But he warned that the
case doesn't give employees free rein to dis-
cuss anything work-related on social media.
"The line can go over to disloyalty or dis-
closure of truly confidential information," Co-
hen said. "This is not without boundaries, but
we just don't have a good sense yet of where
the boundaries are."






TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5


INTERNATIONAL

Vietnam-era journalists see new dangers today


ASSOCIATED PRESS

Why does a photographer cover a war,
putting himself in harm's way?
For adventure, by happenstance or to calm
that front-page fever, answered an illustri-
ous panel of photographers gathered in Paris,
who covered the Vietnam War. Or more often
than not, ifs because it's in the blood.
Henri Huet, an AP photojournalist who
lost his life in 1971, when the military helicop-
ter he was riding in was gunned down over
southern Laos, was one of those who "went to
war like other people go to work," said Horst
Faas, a Pulitzer Prize-winner who headed the
Saigon bureau of The Associated Press from
1962 to 1974.
"Henri never considered himself a war
photographer," said Faas, who was Huet's
boss. But "he could really photograph the soul
of a GI."
The comments were made Monday, as a
group of Vietnam-era photojournalists gath-
ered in Paris to launch an exhibit of Huets
wartime photographs 40 years after his
death.
During the Vietnam era, helicopters were
the bane of photographers at war, necessary
evils that allowed them to move around but
left them exposed to gunfire and breakdowns,
the panel said.
Today, photojournalists face new perils
and are unprotected by the technological
advances that allow some print reporters to
cover stories from a distance.
"There isn't a lens long enough that allows
a photographer to sit at home and take a pic-
ture," said Russell Burrows, the son of famed
Life photographer Larry Burrows, who was
among those killed with Huet.


E*~


Richard Pyle, a former Saigon bureau
chief for the AP during the war, said that to-
day, "murder has become a primary cause of
deaths among working journalists."
During the Vietnam War, there were no
"embeds," journalists implanted with well-
armed troops, like those who cover wars
today from Iraq to Afghanistan. But neither
were there snipers, police or troops targeting
journalists - who are being killed today at a
far greater rate.
The Paris-based World Association of
Newspapers and News Publishers says 66
journalists and media workers were killed
in 2010 because of their profession - with
Mexico and Pakistan the deadliest countries.
Journalists worldwide are "targeted for in-
vestigating organized crime, drug trafficking,
corruption and other crimes," it said in a re-
port last month.
Two journalists have died in recent weeks
in uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. An Egyp-
tian reporter from a state-run newspaper was
shot by a sniper last week while photograph-
ing clashes from his balcony. In Tunisia, a
French photographer died of his injuries after
a tear gas canister struck him as police put
down a peaceful demonstration in the capital.
Photographer Olivier Laban-Mattel said
that despite the dangers, there is no shortage
of candidates looking for a spot in conflict
zones. Many are freelancers, with neither a
paid plane ticket nor life insurance, he added
Laban-Mattel, 33, was in Tunis working
beside Lucas Dolega of the EPA agency when
his colleague was hit by a tear gas canister Jan.
14. He died three days later.
So why take such risks?
For Huet, the AP photographer who lost
his life while flying over Laos, it was definitely


in the blood, his colleagues say.
Still, "Henri knew fear. Henri was afraid of
getting killed. But he knew how to take care,"
said his former boss, Faas. It was helicopters
that frightened him most.
Nick Ut, photographer of the infamous
shot of a young Vietnamese girl running na-
ked down a road after a napalm attack, said
he knew instantly that his photo would define
the horrors of war for the world.
The dead and wounded were the grim fare


of wartime, but "I never saw a picture like
that. Children. Naked," said Ut, who began
working at the AP at the age of 15 on the ad-
vice of his older brother, a photographer killed
in southwestern Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
"We know the job is very dangerous," he
said. "But if you don't see the picture, you
don't see the story."
The exhibit "Henri Huet, Vietnam" runs
Wednesday through April 10 at the Maison
Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris.


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Super mistake forgivable
Christina Aguilera's mistakes while singing the na-
tional anthem at the Super Bowl made our stom-
achs sink.
Something sounded off about her cadence, but we
weren't sure if the words really went in the order we
thought.
Internet searches on the national anthem quickly surged
by 20-fold, and Americans, having confirmed their suspi-
cions of a botched patriotic song, turned back to their tele-
vision sets to shake their heads in dismay.
Sure, we had to check the words, but she's a singer.
How could she mess that up?
Cut her some slack. After all, the anthem's a bizarre
song. Originally written as a poem, it was set to the music of
a British drinking song and was established as the national
anthem in 1931 - rather recently, given its origins during
the War of 1812.
Beyond the strange background, spoken language has
changed in the 200 years since the poem was written. For
example, the line "o'er the land of the free" can be eas-
ily misheard as "or the land of the free" because we're
singing words no longer used in regular conversation. The
words are confusing, and so is the structure.
In fact, the anthem ends with a question, and, although
the answer may be obvious, we've always wanted to tack
an "indeed" on the end of the song.
Some things won't change: We'll still have our flag and
pre-football ritual. And we'll still be making up words to
the anthem.


Long Division


It seems counterintui-
tive that a school board
would vote to undo a
policy which led to better
schools all over the district.
In Wake County, N.C.,
that's what's happening.
After the plan to inte-
grate schools by income
succeeded, five members
of the nine-member board
voted against what they
saw as government inter-
ference.
They said the long bus
rides needed to diversify
schools were a detriment to
students and that children
needed the chance to attend
more convenient neighbor-
hood schools.
However, because of the
disparity of wealth distri-
bution by ethnicity, mov-
ing these kids back home
is essentially re-segregating


them.
Such a move robs them
of the ability to learn about
people of other cultures,
classes and backgrounds.
A diverse school envi-
ronment is what breeds
understanding, tolerant
members of society who
can collaborate with nearly
anyone. This is the corner-
stone of our workforce and
our economy.
Besides, if education has
to boil down to a debate be-
tween convenience and ex-
cellent schools, the choice
should be clear.
Denying children the
best possible schooling to
simply to make a politically
charged anti-government
statement is unacceptable.
Here's to hoping this
incident won't become a
trend.


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Column

Lending a hand not
h, reality TV.
No other single entity, with the possible excep-
tion of McDonald's, has done more to glorify the
atrocities of American society. We can thank reality TV for
such gems as "The Real Housewives," "Teen Mom," and,
of course, the ever-classy "Jersey Shore." For some rea-
son, Americans cannot get enough of the binge drinking,
drama causing, sad sacks of society who populate these
shows. We know very well they are as far from reality as
it gets.
Still, one area of reality TV has amused me for years,
ever since I saw my first episode of "True Life: I'm Home-
less." I was i i- ,,i .i11 unable to look away from the des-
titute people living in their cars and eating out of Dump-
sters, but it eventually dawned on me that these people
were not alone; there was a whole camera crew -..II.' i
them around filming their pathetic lives.
The camera crew wasn't homeless. The show's pro-
ducer wasn't homeless. How then, did these people fol-
low around these homeless folks pawning off beer cans
for pennies? Did the show's crew simply film these people
and then bid them goodnight while they headed back to
their comfortable homes, leaving the homeless under a
bridge?
Similarly, what are the ethics behind drug abuse on TV?
Documentary programs, such as "True Life" and "Inter-
vention," routinely film folks abusing illegal drugs such
as heroin and meth. TV viewers get a front row seat as
addicts, young and old, bite a belt wrapped around their
arm to inject who knows what and act like lunatics while
a loyal film crew catches every moment.
I'm sorry, did everyone forget that these drugs are il-
legal?
These people are sitting here engaging in activities law
enforcement officials spend countless hours and resources
battling. And in these same documentaries, when women
prostitute themselves to obtain the drugs, do producers


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Today's question: Could you eat
an entire pizza in one sitting if
you were really hungry?


a reality TV priority
just sit by and watch the subject
ride away into untold possibilities
of disease and danger?
The paradox is almost too
much. As Americans sit by and
watch homeless people freeze or
Laura Ellermeyer drug addicts slip into oblivion,
letters@alligator org all for the benefit of our entertain-
ment or, I suppose, dissuasion
from doing it ourselves, the people
we are watching are actually suffering. It's something that
is hardly ever noticed, but when one stops to think about
it, what type of heartless people produce and film these
shows? The documented are literally killing themselves
right in front of a camera, and at night the crew goes home
and sleeps in a comfortable bed, conscience clear of what
they've seen that day.
Is it not an obvious reflex to want to help these people?
Should we not film their miserable shack d .1 'i,,-, and
then guide them into a shelter? Or encourage the drug us-
ers into rehab?
How inhumane are we to film prostitution, drug abuse,
theft, or any array of illegal activities just for the benefit of
television, only to leave the people as we found them?
I know nothing about the industry, but perhaps there
is some sort of positive compensation. That theory isn't
supported by the "True Life: Where Are They Now?" epi-
sode I saw the other day where the crew caught up with
a mother and daughter still living in their car. How noble
of them to again find and film people who are still in a
desperate situation.
As crazy as America is, I think these types of shows
exemplify how insincere the American TV industry is. We,
the viewers who indulge in these shows, are not much bet-
ter.
Laura Ellermeyer is a first-year finance major. Her column
appears on Tuesdays.


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7


Letters to the Editor
Teacher unions help the community
It would take a forum longer than a let-
ter to the editor to correct the half-truths and
mischaracterizations in Zack Smith's editorial
about teacher unions.
Teacher unions have taken unpopular po-
litical positions in recent years? You mean po-
sitions such as securing funding at the state
level for schools and higher education?
Or the stance that Tallahassee should stop
-....1111i,,- in education or calling for more
standardized testing without allowing local
school boards to make decisions appropriate
for its own schools?
Teacher unions are important and effective
not only in this advocacy for students, but
also because educators with secure employ-
ment are better, more effective educators.
Moreover, the collective bargaining agree-
ments negotiated among unions and school
boards provide procedures for removing bad
teachers. Everyone talks about bad, ineffec-
tive teachers, but no one ever talks about bad
administrators who don't use these proce-
dures to remove bad teachers.
Also, Smith must be living in a completely
different universe if he thinks teacher unions
have a monopoly on government in the state
of Florida. The legislature has been unfriend-
ly to education in this state for several years
now by handing down more and more budget
cuts, and with Gov. Rick Scott and the incom-
ing legislature it will be more of the same and
worse. Universities, high schools and elemen-
tary schools in this state cannot suffer more
cuts and still provide quality education.
The teacher unions are one of the few
groups taking a stand for Florida's students.


UWire

Super Sunday an
In case you have been living under a rock, the
Super Bowl was Sunday. I know, that's not ex-
actly a news flash. Of course you knew the Su-
per Bowl was on Sunday. How could you not know
this? Even my mom, who hates -. ..l: I:i1 for taking
up her few basic cable channels on Sundays, knew it
was that day of the year.
It is everywhere.
It is unavoidable.
The Super Bowl has grown to become America's
biggest unofficial holiday.
You can't turn on the TV without commercials
reminding you to stock up for the big day with
food and drinks, and heck, maybe even a new big-
screen TV while you're at it. People you know who
couldn't care less about the game or sport, host par-
ties and now have an excuse to get a little tipsy on
an additional day of the year. Grocery and depart-
ment stores all have huge displays at their entrances
prompting you to pick up stuff you might not have
otherwise bought - especially if you are not going
to watch the game.
But no, come on. You watched the game, right?
Because, although February already has one "of-
ficial" holiday that women love - Valentine's Day
- it now seems that -...r :. II1 has grown to become
such a beloved American pastime that Super Bowl
Sunday has become the true "holiday" in February
that is loved by most - including many women.
On the other hand, I think it's safe to say that Su-
per Bowl Sunday is the only h..,.-1 ,: " albeit unof-
ficial, that most men really get excited about.
What man doesn't love a full day of gluttony, beer
drinking and football, while loudly and unapologet-
ically rooting for his favorite team? And, being an
athlete myself, I completely understand the nature


Jordan Dominy, Ph.D. student
Co-President of Graduate Assistants



Educators don't deserve so much criticism
Every weekday, my wife is responsible for
educating more than 100 sixth-graders in an
Alachua County public middle school.
For about$30,000 a year, she spends her days
teaching kids - many of whom have medical
or behavioral problems or live in government
subsidized housing - and her evenings and
weekends drafting her lesson plans. She pur-
chases her own school supplies, which often
includes notebooks and pencils for students
who cannot afford their own, and buys into a
health care package which takes a substantial
chunk of cash out of her biweekly paycheck.
Imagine my surprise when Zack Smith in-
dicted her in the pages of the Alligator simply
because she is a dues-paying member of the
local teachers union.
Rather than criticize disinterested parents
or clueless legislators, Smith heaps the blame
on those individuals who choose to serve the
public by educating our country's children
and at the same time want to have some kind
of power over their employment and the
work environment.
It baffles me why anyone would criticize
workers before turning a critical eye to their
bosses, but it is particularly appalling to see
Smith's broad condemnation of some of our
society's most underpaid and under-appreci-
ated civil servants.
Matt Mingus
UF student


American holiday

Sheryl Roadcap of the beast, but I have to say,
UWire the phenomenal enterprise of
_______ the Super Bowl has gotten a
little big for its britches.
When ESPN reported the NFL was charging peo-
ple $200 for a ticket just to watch the Super Bowl on
a big-screen TV outside of the Cowboys Stadium,
or that to simply park one-tenth of a mile from the
stadium, it would cost you $990, I couldn't believe
it. But what topped that shocker was the fact that
people quickly slurped up the 4,000-some tickets
that were on sale with people still waiting in line
just to be near the Super Bowl.
What in the world are people thinking?
Don't worry, if you were one of the 4,000 who
paid to watch the game from outside, you received
a Super Bowl XLV commemorative scarf as a sou-
venir, along with a performance by the Cowboys
cheerleaders.
"Geesh, you'd think it was the coming of Christ,"
said someone close to me who heard this same in-
formation.
I hope you enjoyed the hoopla that lasted the en-
tire week.
I hope Monday was not too rough of a day back
to work after all the fun.
And most of all, I hope that if you wanted to
spring a small fortune on the Super Bowl, you just
bought a new TV and enjoyed it from the comfort
of home surrounded by family and friends on your
holiday.
I'm sure there is a Hallmark card for this by now,
but regardless, happy belated Super Bowl Sunday
from me to you.
Sheryl Roadcap is a student at Ohio State Univer-


UWire

Oscar snubs inspire


debates, love over film


When the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences released
this year's list of Oscar nomina-
tions two weeks ago, the general
response went something like
this:
"The Oscars are crap. I mean,
they didn't even nominate Chris-
topher Nolan for 'Inception!'
What were they thinking?"
What are they ever thinking?
With any awards show, you
are bound to have some omis-
sions and inclusions that make
many people start to scratch their
heads.
The Academy is no different.
Unfortunately, the Academy
catches more grief than most due
to the highly publicized nature
of the awards and the reputation
they carry.
These criticisms are not with-
out merit.
To be fair, though, the Acad-
emy gets many things right with
their nominations.
But when they goof, they goof
big-time.
For many people, the headlin-
ing snub for the 83rd Academy
Awards is the omission of Chris-
topher Nolan from the list of five
nominees for Achievement in Di-
recting.
When I ask people what makes
a director "good," most say that
"vision" - however defined - is
the number one trademark of a
good director.
If they are correct, it is hard to
argue with their outcry over No-
lan's snub.
There were few movies or di-
rectors this year with better vi-
sion than I,-,.:._1 r,..-,."
Unfortunately, when I look at
the Academy's list of nominees,
almost all of them are the ones I
would include as having such vi-
sion.
In my opinion, it is hard to see
just which one is guilty of being
the "most obviously undeserv-
ing" of the bunch.
I will admit I was shocked by
Nolan's omission.
After all, his peers at the Di-
rectors Guild of America nomi-
nated him.
However, I guess in hindsight
I should not have been too sur-
prised.
But I must also keep in mind
that Nolan was not nominated
for "The Dark Knight" a few
years ago.
(It is also thought that the
film's Best Picture snub was the
reason the Academy went to ten
nominees for Best Picture last
year.)
But do you want to know why
the Academy's snubbing of "In-
ception" that makes even less
sense?


Jordan Berry
UWire


It includ-
ed omitting
Lee Smith
for Best Film


Editing.
Anyone who has seen "Incep-
tion" knows that the last half of
the film is crafted with extreme
intricacy and precision.
At one point, we witness
four levels of the same narrative
unfolding before us. It's mind-
blowing.
Smith's absence is criminal.
You will not convince me oth-
erwise.
But li.:.._ r..'," is not the
only film getting attention for its
snubs.
The award for Best Actor is
pretty much Colin Firth's to lose.
However, in terms of getting
nominated, the most anguish
was had for the fans of Robert
Duvall in "Get Low," Ryan Gos-
ling in "Blue Valentine," and
even Ii,..: r,.. " star Leonardo
DiCaprio.
Many feel that the spot for
these three guys went to Javier
Bardem for "Blutiful."
For my money, I would have
Ryan Gosling take the place of
Jeff Bridges.
This pains me greatly, as I am
a huge fan of Mr. Bridges.
However, his work for "Crazy
Heart" last year was much stron-
ger.
(I am not saying that winning
the previous year should hurt po-
tential nominees, though.)
"The Social Network," despite
dominating the Golden Globes,
failed to see its best performer
score a nod.
While Jesse Eisenberg gives
one of the year's finest leading
performances, Andrew Garfield
was the actually the anchor of
that movie.
I do not think he would beat
out Christian Bale ("The Fight-
er"), Geoffrey Rush ("The King's
S-..... .:1 ), or Jeremy Renner ("The
Town"), but he deserves a nomi-
nation.
I could go on about how "The
Town" deserves a nod for Best
Picture, but that could fill anoth-
er whole column.
And I think that's the point
with these Oscar snubs. They in-
spire passion about our attitudes
toward film.
They are a reminder that what
we love about individual films
cannot be taken from us, even if
they do not get the recognition
they deserve.
Who cares in the end whether
Christopher Nolan gets nominat-
ed for his films?
He should just keep 'em com-
ing.
Jordan Berry is a student at the
University of Alabama.





8, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011


ON CAMPUS

Organization sells


kisses for wishes


By SHELBY GREENE
Alligator Contributing Writer

For those who are stumped on
what to give their significant other
for Valentine's Day, the UF Gators
for Wish Kids club has a solution.
From now until Friday, the orga-
nization will hold Kisses for Wish-
es, a fundraiser in which students
can pre-order valentines for friends
or loved ones.
The valentines will be $2 each
and all proceeds will benefit the
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Cen-
tral and Northern Florida, an or-
ganization that grants wishes to
children who have life-threatening
medical conditions.
The valentines will consist of a
homemade cookie and a sealed let-
ter containing a poem mentioning
the Make-A-Wish Foundation, said
Lauren Vallarino, the club's presi-
dent. There will be one letter for-
mat for students to send to friends
and one to send to romantic part-


ners, she said.
The club will have tables set up
for pre-ordering valentines in the
Reitz Union Colonnade and on
Turlington Plaza from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. today and Wednesday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday
and Friday, Vallario said.
On Valentine's Day, the recipi-
ents will receive a text message and
e-mail telling them they have a val-
entine waiting for them. They will
be able to pick up their gift at the
Reitz Colonnade from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m., she said.
She said students can also
choose to have a valentine mailed
to a recipient out of the city for
an additional fee to cover mailing
costs.
Lauren Wills, the club's direc-
tor for social media and advertis-
ing, said she thinks the event will
be successful because it is a way
for students to give gifts to their
friends while giving back to the
community at the same time.


The State Senate could pass a bill allowing guns on college campuses


GUNS, from page 1


safety rules to avoid firearm-related mci-
dents.
If it passes, copies will be sent to state
Sen. Steve Oelrich, state Rep. Greg Evers,
Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon and
Gov. Rick Scott. Meyers will also send it to
other student senators in the state for sup-
port.
Baker, who prompted the resolution,
said violence can happen anywhere and
under many different circumstances.
The bill will start a chain reaction: Stu-


dents will arm themselves for protection,
frightening other students and faculty who
will then arm themselves, she said.
"We all know how discussions in Tur-
lington or classes can become heated and
out of hand. Think about the danger that
carrying weapons would bring to those
situations," she said.
Carly Wilson, student senator and pres-
ident of College Republicans, opposes the
resolution. College Republicans supports
the bill in all areas, she said.
The Second Amendment should not
stop when students enter campus. How-


ever, she said she does respect the senators
who are concerned.
"I think that this is the kind of thing the
Student Senate should be working on. We
should be concerned with the bills of the
Florida Legislature that are relevant on the
UF campus," Wilson said.
She plans on speaking out
On against the resolution by ad-
Campus dressing the need of guns for
safety.
The things heard on the news are trag-
edies and not the norm, she said. People
want to feel safe in their own homes and


when they go on campus.
These guns are here for a purpose, she
said.
"The idea is that now 50,000 students
are going to be walking around with guns
hanging from their belt loops. That's so un-
realistic. The restrictions for the kids that
carry are still in place," she said.
The resolution will most likely pass be-
cause senators will vote in the way that
will best represent their constituents, Wil-
son said. The safer route is to approve it
because the majority of students will feel
more protected without guns on campus.


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Sharks bite fewer Floridians


By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Writer
The economy has been said
to kill businesses, but it may
also be shrinking the number
of Florida shark attacks.
UF's International Shark
Attack File annual report, re-
leased Monday, said the num-
ber of shark attacks in the state
has been decreasing for four
years.
In 2007, 31 people were at-
tacked. In 2010,13 people were
attacked.
George Burgess, a regu-


lar Discovery Channel guest
expert and UF ichthyologist,
thinks the economy and the
BP oil spill are largely respon-
sible for the decrease in attacks
because
they've kept
people from
going to the
beach.
"You can
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Burgess ties to the
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Islam Awareness Month 2011
The Muslim Mosaic

Black History Month2o11
A Mahogany Renaissance

presents


Islam and Race:

An American Perspective


with Dr. Sherman Jackson
professor ofArabic and Islamic Studies
at the University of Michigan

Tuesday, February 8th
7:00pm (doors open 6:45pm)
University Memorial Auditorium
(across from Turlington)

This event is free and open to the public.
For more info on other Islam Awareness Month
events visit www.IslamOnCampus.com


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cent study by Visit Florida, a
tourism marketing company,
statewide tourism increased
just 0.6 percent from July to
September, as compared to the
same months in 2009.
Burgess said the data on the
attacks was strange this year.
CI.. 1::ll there were 79
shark attacks in 2010. That's
more than in previous years
- almost as many as the all-
time high of 80 in 2000.
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bers continue to drop.
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5K race for charity


* IT WILL BENEFIT LOVE
WITHOUT BOUNDARIES.

By STYLIANA RESVANIS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Students interested in running
for a good cause might want to
consider joining GatorSOLES, a
new UF organization.
The club, whose motto is
"Sweat, Overcome, Lead, Endure
and Serve," aims to provide an
atmosphere where students can
workout, socialize and have fun
while raising money for various
charities.
The organization is taking
its first step toward serving the


community by participating in
the Gator Smiles Fifth Annual 5K
Cupid Fun Run on Saturday.
Penelope Kallis, treasurer of
GatorSOLES, said the proceeds
will go toward providing cleft
lip and palate surgeries to un-
derprivileged children through
Love Without Boundaries and
to patients and families through
the UF Craniofacial
On Center.
Campus The club will par-
ticipate in its second
race on Feb. 26 and proceeds will
fund the American Heart Asso-
ciation.
Overall, the organization aims
to stimulate interest in running
as a form of fitness.

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

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

Pinetree Gardens
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4-20-11-70-2


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


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unfurnished

2/2 and 3/3 Townhomes
From $360/person!
Available NOW and August!
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4-20-70-2

1 & 2 BR - MOVE IN TODAY!
1/1 from $579 * 2/1.5 from $649
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Madison Pointe-NW 23rd Blvd
1s-$699 2s-$789 3s $859.
Free Tanning, Pool, Gym
Gated and Pet Friendly
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500 sq ft $479 Close to UF and Shands
Call 352-376-1248
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HUGE floor plans!
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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


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Sunfurnished

Relaxing Upscale Apartments
2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats
Individual Leases, Steps to Campus
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352-332-3199
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3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
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Move In Today/January/Fall!
1/1 from $625 * 1/1 LOFT from $625
2/2 from $669 *3/2 from $779
Pools * Cardio * Tanning
Washer/Dryers * HUGE Floor Plans!
377-7401 * Pets Loved!
4-20-10-70-2



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


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's & 3/3's RMM Match
HUGE Walk In Closet
Full size W/D * Pet Friendly
Prem Cable & Hi Speed Intrnt Incld
352-374-3866 * HiddenLakeUF.com
4-20-10-70-2


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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 2-16-
10-40-2



$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-
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Pine Rush Villas
NO PET/ALARM FEES
Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1/1 *$439
2/1 *$558
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
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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

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 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




SGainesil 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
2-18-11-20-2

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


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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 WID, DW.
Rent directly from owner. Special terms
avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 4-1-
11-42-2

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


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For Rent
unfurnished

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


Summer Place
One Bedroom *$439
Pet friendly No weight limit
Close to main postal facility & shopping.
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
4-20-11-49-2


Condominiums 2 & 4 Bedrooms now or
summer and fall. Popular locations such as
CountrySide, Southwest and Shands area.
Call for details Bristol Park Realty 352 367
2669 Bristolparkrealty.com 3-14-11-21-2


Duplex, Duckpond, CHA, carport, carpets,
ceiling fans, quiet, trees, large yard, $700mo,
920 NE 6th Ave., 376 0080; 284 3873.
postj@bellsouth.net 2-18-11-10-2


3/2 Available Fall!
4 Blocks to UF
***48 Hour Special***
352-371-7777 3-4-11-20-2


$360-rooms available in beautiful 4/4 condo
in SW Gville. Incl. cable and internet. 5 mins
from UF and Butler Plaza. Walk-in closets,
W/D included, furnished common area.
352.514.3398. 2-28-15-2



ffteomats


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


Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 1st floor, furnished
condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils,
W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool.
2 rooms avail immed. $395/mo/rm
1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929
2-28-10-82-4


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


1 or 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 2-15-11-10-4


I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!


by David L. Hoyt 2-8-11


CLUE ACROSSANSWER







12, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011


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, e-mail or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE
AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373-
Find (373-3463)

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

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF.
Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551
4-20-70-5


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


f Furnishings


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


BED - FULL SIZE - $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-20-10-70-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-20-10-70-6

BED - KING - $200 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 4-20-70-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850
(352) 372-7490 4-20-70-6

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

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

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6

**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-20-70-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-20-70-6

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


Computers


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

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


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

For Sale



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

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
4-20-10-70-10


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



1 Motorcycles. Mopeds


***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM**
FULLSERVICE MOTORCYCLE -SCOOTER
REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM
& AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE
PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-20-
70-11


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


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 4-20-
10-70-11







FAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS 0
ORunning or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 17 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-70-12

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

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


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


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







LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
* ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009.
4-20-70-13

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

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH:
*Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace.
*Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti &
other places. Call 352-219-6948
2-11-11-70-13


Help Wantedi


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


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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 submit 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.


BARTENDING
$300 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14



Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for
various positions. Flexible schedules and
competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more
at www.gleim.com/employment 4-20-10-
70-14


$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! - Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 sandysresale.com 4-20-10-70-14


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TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk
K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 after-
noons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF
Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers
welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net
2-15-10-35-14

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, eve-
ning & overnight shifts currently available
email ddamiano@cpss.net or fax 352-491-
3617 2-28-10-39-14

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 !0S0
**Do you want to quit smoking?SS
Smokers needed to participate in a smoking
cessation study. You may be compensated.
Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 870-
6509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com
3-16-20-14


J iI Help Wanted


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

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 chil-
dren'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 sala-
ries plus room/board & travel provided. Call
us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at
www.campmataponi.com. 2-11-10-26-14


STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM
Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-20-
11-65-14

Lot person, Polaris of Gainesville. Clean
machines,load, and unload for customers,
clean building, very minor mechanical, hours
lp-6p M-F apply in person[students preferred]
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 coordi-
nating office activities. E-mail resume
afn22025@bellsouth.net 2-17-20-14


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Lauder
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go but up
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31 Bite like a rat
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38 From the past
39 Pistol handle, and
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each have
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connector
42 Wallpaper goo
44 To be, in
Bordeaux
45 FBI guy
46 Mtn. stats
48 Virgil epic
50 Bus driver's
request
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56 Disinfectant
brand
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Brezhnev
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morsels
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35 Photographer's
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47 Chihuahua, e.g.
49 Fair-hiring org.
50 Round of
gunfire
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political sign
word
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J WiI Help Wanted


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.


Web Programmer (P/T)
Programming websites and applications
using Classic ASP and SQL Server. Small
company in G'ville, great work environment.
About 20 hrs/wk. www.oandp.com/careers
2-25-11-17-14


P/T Administrator for Non-Profit
Local nursing home outreach program seeks
P/T admin coordinator to handle inquiries,
monitor volunteers, coordinate projects, etc.
About 10 hrs/wk, www.acrosstheages.org/job
2-25-11-17-14


NANNY NEEDED 25-30hrs/wk; $12/hr
3 kids: infant to 7yrs; M-F 2-8pm
clean bkkg; exp + refs; long term commit;
email resume, sched, pix, + hello to
NOAH'S ARK NANNY: gnv@nanoneone.com
2-10-11-5-14


ATTENTION SMOKERS!!!
Smokers are needed to participate in a study
assessing the effects of various activities
on smoking. Compensation provided.
336-406-3706 or uflsmokelab@gmail.com
2-15-7-14


Summer Camp Counselors Needed
Trail's End & Chestnut Lake Camps - PA
Guaranteed Experience of a Lifetime; Limited
openings for Sports Specialists, Crafts
Specialists, Lifeguards & Bunk Counselors;
June 17th -August 14th
Gain experience working with kids.
SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION NOW!
www.trailsendcampjobs.com 2-18-11-10-
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SANDY'S SAWYCHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE
NOW HIRING. Great working environment.
PT/FT positions available. $7.50/hr + in-
centives. 352-372-1226 - 2906 NW 13th St
2-18-11-10-14


Gator Dining Services, located on the
University of Florida Campus, has an imme-
diate opening for experienced cooks.

We offer flexible schedules, competitive pay,
and a great working environment. Those
interested in joining this dynamic team can
apply online at www.gatordining.com or
in person in room B-73 of the Reitz Union.
2-14-11-5-14







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


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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 2-18-
27-15


SPRING HAS SPRUNG
The time is now to have your lawn & shrubs
look their best. Call PROGREEN at 378-
0069 to schedule an appointment today
progreenflorida.com 3-31-36-15



W Health Services



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

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






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


i Personals

Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns
clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay
$. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie,
punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and
costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752
4-20-70-18






Want to make a connection?
Place your ad here to look for someone to
share a common interest with or for your true
love

If you witnessed a collision between a Publix
truck (semi/tractor-trailer) and a pick-up truck
on August 23, 2010 at the Publix located at
SW 34th Street and University Ave, please
call (352) 240-9006. REWARD.
2-16-11-7-19







IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!



CHOW NOW FOOD TRUCK
Tuesday 11am till 1:30pm
Behind Emerson Hall
2-8-11-2-20



WEntertainment



WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun - Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
12-7-141-21

SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public We-Fr-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk
Skeet - Trap - Olympic Trap -5 Stand
gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044
8-15-10-95-21


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



WANTED: Singers/Rappers. Win $100,000
Production Deal from YOUNG JEEZY'S DJ.
Win FREE AUDITION: SAT FEB 12th @
Paramount Plaza 2900 SW 13th St 10am.
Bring a demo. Info: 305-814-0247 2-11-11-
5-21






Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your room-
mate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or
pet products here in the Pets section of the
Alligator.



3 Year Old Female Black Lab, Weimaraner
mix. Spade and chipped. Great hunting in-
stinct. Free to good home. Evenings 352-
376-7353. 2-8-11-5-24







LOST DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
PANASONIC SDR-H40 42x
If you still have it, please call me back! No
questions asked.
(850)543-3762
REWARD $500
2-24-31-25











Sports
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Tyus struggling with inconsistency
0 THE SENIOR'S NUMBERS HAVE
REGRESSED THIS SEASON.

ByGREG LUCA
Alligator Staff Writer
gluca@alligator org

When Alex Tyus decided to withdraw
his name from the NBA Draft and return
to Florida :..11.. - ,, his junior season, his
play was expected to take a considerable
step forward.
Tyus averaged 11.8 points and tied for a
team high with 6.9 rebounds per contest in
2009-10, but the forward appears to have
taken a step back.
He is currently the only starter not av-
eraging double figures in scoring, and his
8.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game are
his lowest since he was a freshman.
Although ESPN's Chad Ford and Andy
Katz said last offseason that Tyus should
return to school or risk going undrafted,
his regression as a senior is noticeable to
even his strongest supporters.
But performances like his second half
against Kentucky on Saturday - when
Tyus had eight points, three rebounds and
two blocks - provide flashes of what he is
truly capable of.
"That's the Alex we know," senior for-
ward Chandler Parsons said. "That's the
Alex we want to play for 40 minutes every
game. He's a great player and he's helped
us all year long, but the way he played in
the second half was unbelievable."
Teammates, coaches and fans have seen
what Tyus can do when he is at the top of
his game, but there have been few signals
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Saturday's game proved to be a micro-
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Tyus scored six points in the first four Florida senior forward Alex Tyus has seemingly regressed in his fourth season
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16 after flirting with the idea of leaving for the NBA following his junior year.

UF SWIMMING

Beisel reveling in first-year success


By MELISSA PENDER
Alligator Writer


Watching Elizabeth Beisel
fiercely take down the com-
petition as she swims to first
place in the 200-yard back-
stroke against Tennessee,
it's hard to imagine her as a
funny, sweet 18-year-old who
loves to joke around with her
teammates on the Florida


swimming and diving team.
But that's what makes Bel-
sel special. One minute, she
seems to be flying across the
pool; the next, she is just an-
other college freshman hav-
ing fun with her friends.
Coach Gregg Troy said Bei-
sel brings a lot of experience
to the team, but what's more
important is her attitude.
"She's very light, lots of


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fun, lot of smiles, lot of gig-
gles," he
said. "[She]
kind of ce-
ments the
team to-
gether."
Beise ,
Beisel a Rhode
Island na-
tive, has plenty of reasons to
smile.


* Senior Chandler Parsons was
named Southeastern Confer-
ence Player of the Week on
Monday, and the Gators are now
ranked No. 17 in the AP Poll.


At 13, she was on the U.S.
national team as one of the
nation's top 40 swimmers. At
15, she placed fourth in the
200-meter individual med-
ley and fifth in the 200-meter
backstroke as the youngest
member of the U.S. Olympic
team in Beijing.
At 16, she won the bronze

SEE SWIM, PAGE 15



* Quarterback Jacoby Brissett,
who orally committed to UF on
Friday, signed and faxed his
national letter of intent to the
Gators on Monday.


Maddox


adjusting to


hot corner

By JESSE SIMONTON
Alligator Staff Writer
jsimonton@alligator org

Coach Kevin O'Sullivan's baseball ap-
proach relies on good pitching supported
by solid defense.
Enter Austin Maddox, a potential hin-
drance to this philosophy.
The sophomore slugger and reigning
Southeastern Conference Freshman of
the Year is Florida's best returning hitter,
but the third baseman also happens to
be the weak link in the field at a position
where balls are hit the hardest.
After he led the team in hits, home
runs and RBIs, there is little concern over
the possibility Maddox will experience
a sophomore slump. Instead, questions
linger whether he can man the hot corner
for a full season.
, A year after playing
29 games at third base
and leading the team
Baseball with 12 errors, Maddox
has committed himself
to getting in shape and
developing as an infielder.
"He has been determined since the
summer on to make himself the best de-
fensive third basemen he can," O'Sullivan
said. "His body has changed. He dedicat-
ed himself in the offseason to get better
defensively, and he's done great so far."
Maddox started the season as Flori-
da's designated hitter and backup first
baseman during the 2010 campaign. But
after Bryson Smith went down with a fin-
ger injury, Maddox moved to a position
he had not played since the ninth grade.
Formerly a standout high school
catcher, the experience was trial by fire
for the Freshman All-American.
Overwhelmed and admittedly ner-
vous, Maddox had three days to relearn
the position before his debut against
Florida Gulf Coast midway through the
2010 season.
O'Sullivan acknowledged Maddox
was placed in a difficult situation, "but he
handled it great," he said.
While his handling of the transition
went well, his adaptation to his new
position was mixed. In the 29 games he
SEE BASE, PAGE 15




POLL RE-SULT


Previous question:
How would you grade
the Florida football
team's 2011
recruiting class?


Percent (Votes)
70% (53)
16% (12)
12% (9)
3% (2)
0% (0)
76 TOTAL VOTES






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UF learning from ranked foes


* THE GATORS WILL TAKE ON NO. 25 USF,
NO. 5 UNC AND NO. 6 DUKE THIS WEEK.

By THOMAS NASSIFF
Alligator Writer

While some teams might be too highly ranked to
start the season, the No. 2 Florida women's tennis
team makes sure to earn its ranking.
The Gators (4-0) have a history of going out of
their way to schedule highly ranked opponents, as
exemplified by the team's upcoming schedule.
UF will take on No. 25 USF today at 5 p.m. at
Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex before go-
ing on a tough road trip at No. 5 North Carolina and
No. 6 Duke this weekend.
Last spring, the Gators had a similar schedule,
playing an astounding 25 ranked teams throughout
the course of the season.
Of those 25 matches, the Gators only lost twice -
to No. 3 Northwestern and No. 12 UCLA both at the
ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
After tearing through a tough conference sched-
ule, UF made a deep run in the NCAA Tournament


before falling to No. 8 Stanford in the NCAA Finals.
This year's schedule has been no different, as the
Gators already playing three ranked teams, but the
team will face its first true challenges this week.
"We're playing teams who actually think they can
beat us now," coach Roland Thornqvist said.
With his team taking on its first top-25 opponents
this season, Thornqvist said his team would have to
take care of the little things in order to
come out unscathed.
"When you're playing teams of this
quality in the early season, the little
Tennis things matter more and more," Thorn-
qvist said.
Ultimately, he said, the Gators schedule these
teams to find out how good they really are. Play-
ing UNC and Duke will help Thornqvist's team get
ready for the ITA National Indoor Championships,
which kick off on Feb. 18.
Before that, though, the Gators will have to take
care of business at home against the Bulls, who have
only lost at then-No. 13 Georgia Tech.
"We've just got to take care of the Gators,"
Thornqvist said. "That's always the most important
thing."


Sophomore hopes extra

work, conditioning pay off


BASE, from page 14

played at third, Maddox was
pulled for a defensive replace-
ment 20 times.
Despite holding the low-
est fielding percentage of any
Gators regular a season ago,
Maddox and O'Sullivan have
gone full steam ahead with his
newfound position.
With the help of UF trainers
and Paul Chandler, the baseball
strength and conditioning coor-
dinator, Maddox has lost 10 to
15 pounds and improved his


flexibility, first-step quickness
and agility.
The sophomore said he has
taken over 100 ground balls ev-
ery day since the summer.
"I've done a great job at
changing my diet, and ifs re-
ally paid off," he said. "I want
to stay over there [third base]. I
feel comfortable over there and
I've gotten a lot better over there
just working my butt off."
"He's worked awfully hard
and deserves a lot of credit,"
O'Sullivan said. "We feel real
comfortable with him right
now."


Four-time SEC Swimmer of the Week aims to make 2012 Olympic team


SWIM, from page 14

medal in the 200 back at the FINA
(Federation Internationale de
Natation, or International Swim-
ming Federation) World Champi-
onships in Rome. Last year at the
Pan Pacific Championships, she
took home two gold medals in the
400 IM and the 200 back.
Beisel said the Pan Pac is her
favorite swimming memory to
date.
"I had always been sort of sec-
ond or third behind people, and


for me to finally go to the top for
once was really cool," she said. "It
was a great setup for coming into
this year, too."
This year has brought her col-
legiate success in and out of the
pool. She has earned a 3.7 GPA in
addition to swimming top times,
earning NCAA qualification in
the 200 free, 500 free, 100 back,
200 back, 200 fly and the 200 and
400 IM. Beisel also helped her re-
lay teams qualify in the 200 free-
style and 400 medley.
Beisel has earned the South-


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Senior forward's production relies on ability to hit first shot


HOOPS, from page 14


minutes of the second period. With 1:11 left,
he capped off the night with a clutch turn-
around jumper as Florida led by one.
The senior even displayed the physical at-
tributes necessary to be a quality defender.
"He might be the fastest guy on the team
just running from end to end," junior guard
Erving Walker said. "He's quick, he's long
and he's athletic, so we expect him to be there
to guard guys like (Kentucky freshman Ter-


rence) Jones."
Tyus has occasionally shown flashes of
greatness this season, but the senior has also
played stretches like his first half against the
Wildcats, in which he failed to score and
grabbed just one rebound.
This trend has been present on a larger
scale as well, as Tyus has scored 18 or more
points in three games and failed to record
more than two points in four contests.
According to coach Billy Donovan, the dif-
ference between Tyus' good days and his bad


days is simply his ability to make shots.
Gators frontcourt players have scored
UF's first points 19 times in 23 games, and
Donovan has been adamant that scoring
inside early on is the key to opening up the
outside.
Florida has consistently made an effort to
get Tyus involved, finding him for a shot in
the opening three minutes in all but four of
his 22 starts.
Tyus has taken UF's first shot and scored
the team's first points eight times, likely be-


cause of the effect this can have on his pro-
duction. Tyus averages 11 points and 5.5 re-
bounds in games where he hits his first shot
but just 6.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in games
where he misses his opening look.
"You always feel like you're in the flow
of the game when the ball is going in the
basket," Donovan said. "That's an area that
Alex has got to get better at, because he hasn't
scored a lot, hasn't shot the ball but he's still
athletic enough that he can do other things to
really help the team."


alligatorSports Southeastern Conference Power Poll


Florida (18-5, 7-2 SEC)
Which was nastier: Chandler Par-
sons' schoolyard, volleyball style
spike on a poor former walk-on
Saturday night, or the weather in
America the last five days?

Kentucky (16-6, 4-4 SEC)
After two tough losses on the road
this week, Wildcats fans were so
depressed they left the O'Dome on
Saturday night wondering which ho-
tel Charlie Sheen was partying at.

Alabama (15-7, 7-1 SEC)
Faster double take: the Tide's SEC
record or Joan Rivers in a GoDad-
dy.com commercial?


Vanderbilt (16-6, 4-4 SEC)
Quintessential decent SEC team:
nice players, nice coach, no idea
how good they really are.


Tennessee (15-8, 5-3 SEC)
Went 1-1 this past week after a tough
home loss in OT. On a lighter note, 9
Phil Simms threatened to beat up
Desmond Howard for talking trash
about Simms' son and current Volun-
teers backup quarterback, Matt.

Georgia (16-6, 5-4 SEC)
Despite not playing particularly well,
coach Mark Fox's Hounds went 2-0 10
this week against West foes. That
feat is comparable to beating the
armless man in a fight in one of the
"Monty Python" movies.


Mississippi (15-8, 3-5 SEC)
If the Commodores are the model
decent SEC team, the Rebels fall
somewhere between average and
terrible: one great player, one wild
coach (watch out, taxi drivers), one
lucky win.

South Carolina (13-8, 4-4 SEC)
Coach Darrin Horn easily could be
misidentified for someone on NBC's
"To Catch a Predator." With Devan
Downey long gone, there's really
nothing to say about this team.


Mississippi State (12-10, 4-4 SEC)
Twitter strikes again! Ravern Johnson
was suspended for publicly criticizing
his coach. Renardo Sidney retweeted
Johnson's comments without reprisal.
Looks like Will Hill's Twitter-hackin'
nemesis is up to no good again.

Arkansas (14-8, 4-5 SEC)
IUPUI has a higher RPI than the
Razorbacks, and they have the
third-highest RPI in their division at
108. In a related story, the West is
terrible this year.

LSU (10-13, 2-6 SEC)
Despite such a ravenous fan base,
this is quite possibly the most bor-
ing team in the country in all the
major conferences.


Auburn (8-15, 1-8 SEC)
Somehow took Georgia to the brink,
but lost in overtime. They're about
as close to being a good team as
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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 24 We Inform. You Decide. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 STUDENT GOVERNMENT Progress Party members serve homeless ..1./ -11gtuf Dave Schneider, the Progress Party candidate for Student Body President, works alongside Fernando Figueroa, a Progress Party volunteer, to help serve meals at St. Francis House on Monday. By HANNAH WINSTON Alligator Writer Hairnet and latex gloves intact, Dave Schneider washed the trays that were handed to him though the small window in the St. Francis House kitchen. To the shelter, he was just another helping hand. Only his fellow party members knew he would be on the Student Government ballot running for Student Body President in two weeks. Schneider was one of 15 members of the Progress Party who worked at the shelter Monday morning handing out meals to Gainesville's homeless. The third-year political science and history major said the Progress Party has a high emphasis on service. However, he said many students forget that UF is part of the greater Gainesville area and that they need to be involved outside of UF as well. "SG is supposed to be this voice," he said. "You can't separate it from the Gainesville community." He said he and the Progress Party want to bring service back to SG. "Even though we're not in power now," he said,"we can make a difference." "Activism goes beyond protests and holding signs." Michael Morales Progress Party campaign manager Michael Morales, the Progress Party campaign manager, said his party wants to get students involved to make that change. "Activism goes beyond protests and holding signs," he said. He said the Progress Party is attending as many student organization meetings as possible to see how they can make a difference in the Gainesville community. A lot of the organizations are hesitant or think they can't talk with SG, he said. He and the Progress Party want to change that. "It's not what SG is used to," Morales said. "But we can try." Puzzle allows players to reduce state deficit 0 THE APPLICATION IS ON THE GRAHAM CENTER'S WEBSITE. By ALEXANDER KLAUSNER Alligator Staff Writer If you think eliminating a state budget deficit is easy, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service wants you to try it for yourself. A new application on the center's website challenges the average person to take on the daunting task of eliminating Florida's $3.6 billion deficit, the same task that Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida legislature will face in March. Senate President Mike Haridopolos will announce the winner Thursday. Those who can successfully complete the puzzle can enter to win a free iPad. "What we're trying to do is invite people to solve our budget crisis and to understand a little bit more about what are the main components of our Florida budget," said Ann Henderson, director of the Graham Center. "We are one of the states where our Constitution requires a balanced budget." When the application is opened, users are greeted by a pie chart and a series of boxes where students can State enter how much money News they want to cut from each sector. "If you try the application, you can quickly conclude that this is a lot a lot more difficult than you might think, and there is pain involved no matter what action you might take," Henderson said. Henderson said she hopes that the challenge will have 2,000 entries by Thursday. Student Senate to vote on anti-gun resolution By HANNAH SWERDLOFF Alligator Contributing Writer If Florida Senate Bill 234 passes, licensed gun owners will be allowed to openly carry firearms at UF. UF Student Senate President Ben Meyers, who represents the Unite Party, met with Sens. Brittnie Baker, Amanda Jones and Ingrid Tojanci on Friday to draft a resolution denouncing this bill. The judiciary committee reviewed the bill and will give it a favorable recommendation at the Senate meeting on Tuesday. "It's a non-political issue," Meyers said. "I'm a Republican; I believe in gun rights. There's no reason why students should be going around carrying guns. The resolution lists recent instances of gun violence on college campuses, including ones at the University of Texas and Florida State University, and recommends that students become educated on weapon SEE GUNS, PAGE 8 Louisiana police say woman allegedly hit boyfriend with frozen steak HOUMA, La. -Police in the southern Louisiana city of Houma say a woman upset over her lack of freezer space allegedly hit her boyfriend in the face with a frozen beefsteak. Police told The Courier newspaper that 47-year-old Edith Tassin was booked with aggravated battery against 51-year-old Jerry Voisin. Authorities say she has since been released on bond. Police say Voisin called police on Sunday evening and told them Tassin was trying to cool a mixed drink and became upset when it woudn't fit in the freezer. Police say Voisin was bleeding from the right side of his face when officers arrived. Tassin had not been assigned a public defender as of Monday. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOday FORECAST OPINIONS CLASSIFIEDS CROSSWORD SPORTS 2 6 10 13 14 \ \ Sunny 60/35 0 UF forward Alex Tyus (right) nearly jumped to the NBA after last season and has seemingly regressed in his senior year, scoring his fewest points per game since his freshman year. See Story, Page 14. visit www.alligator.org

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Islam and Race: An American Perspective Today, 6:45 p.m. University Memorial Auditorium Sherman Jackson, a professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Michigan, will speak about the issues regarding race in America and how the religion of Islam addresses these issues. In 2009, Jackson was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world and has also been recognized as one of the top-10 experts on Islam in America. 720 Balloon Pop Challenge Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. Plaza of the Americas The UF Bateman Team wants to find out if UF students can pop 720 balloons in seven minutes and 20 seconds. European Study Abroad Info Session Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. Turlington, Room 3312 Students interested in going to Krakow, Brussels or Salzburg this summer can come to the info session sponsored by the Center for European Studies and get all their questions answered. Free pizza will be served. Call 392-8902 for more details. Connecting The Gator Nation Wednesday, 5 p.m. Emerson Alumni Hall This event will provide students with a unique opportunity to build their network by connecting with UF alumni. It will provide them with training on getting the most out of networking, tips on TODAY SUNNY 60/35 WEDNESDAY SUNNY 68/49 how to best market yourself and networking experience to build your confidence in these types of situations. Space is limited to the first 75 students who RSVP through Gator CareerLink. Log in to GCL at crc.ufl. edu, click on "Events," select "Workshops" and select RSVP next to "Connecting the Gator Nation." Harness Your Passion Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Harn Museum Participants will have the opportunity to view student art as well as the new African textile exhibit. In addition, other activities related to the 2010 CRP selection will take place and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call New Student and Family Programs at 352-392-1261, or email newstudentinfo@ dso.ufl.edu. SG Absentee Ballots By Friday Absentee ballots for the SG election can be requested at sg.ufl.edu/ elections. Look under "For the Voter." The election will be held Feb. 22 and 23. Women's Leadership Conference "Blueprint for Success" Registration By Friday The conference on Feb. 27 offers participants the opportunity to improve their leadership skills. With workshops and a graduate school panel, participants will discover the building blocks they need to become successful leaders in society. UF alumnus Diana Diaz, co-anchor for Miami News Channel 7, will be the keynote speaker. Fourteenth Annual Medical College Forum Saturday Reitz Union Students can learn about the medical school admission process and meet admissions deans and directors from every school in the state and across the country. Register online at ufpremed.org/mcf or at the event. University Gospel Choir THURSDAY RAIN 65/45 FRIDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 61/36 SATURDAY SUNNY 63/36 Benefit Concert Sunday, 6 p.m. Upper Room Ministries, 3575 NE 15th St. This concert helps the University Gospel Choir alleviate some costs for its annual spring break tour. For more information, contact the University Gospel Choir at universitygospelchoir.com or e-mail universitygospelchoir@gmail.com. Indonesia Scholarship Information Session Monday, 4:30 p.m. Hub, Room 170 The Freeman Foundation is offering a fully funded, nine-week summer internship study abroad opportunity in Indonesia. Internship fields include economic development, public health, art, education and environmental protection. Interested American and Indonesian sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. 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. 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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2011E ALLIGATOR, 3 Debate wall to encourage students to voice opinions THE WALL WILL BE LOCATED IN PUGH HALL. By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer Civil debate at UF is going hightech. The Bob Graham Center for Public Service will begin test runs in February or March for its Great Civil Debate Wall, an interactive project that will encourage students, faculty and others to comment on controversial issues affecting day-to-day life. The project should be officially installed in October, according to Ann Henderson, director of the center. It will use a wall in Pugh Hall to pose questions about pressing political issues, which people can then answer using an on-site multi-touch interface as well as associated electronic forums such as smart phones, Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. For example, a student could vote on whether he or she approves of off-shore oil drilling in Florida and view others' responses. The student could answer anonymously or choose to include personal information. These images represent what the Great Civil Debate Wall, an interactive project, will look like once it's constructed at Pugh Hall. The wall will be used to encourage students and faculty to voice their opinions on controversial issues. "What we hope to be able to do when we ask questions like that is find where [people] might agree," Henderson said. "This is a way of practicing finding common ground." The idea developed from the center's desire to create a project that would encourage civil debate, largely because Florida residents are not as engaged in civil issues as those of other states, she said. The Great Civil Debate Wall is one way in which the Bob Graham Center hopes to address the need for increased civility, Henderson said. It is one of several projects funded by the center's $3 million grant from the Knight Foundation, although its final price tag has not been determined. The center began work on the project about a year ago with Local Projects, a New York-based design firm. "Our studio focuses on different types of civil engagement and storytelling, so I think we're a natural partner for the project," said Jake Barton, Local Projects principal and founder. The wall provides a unique opportunity to reach out and engage a diverse student body in discussions about controversial issues, he said. When the project is completed, the Bob Graham Center Public Service Council will choose a new issue to explore each week. The council, which is made up of undergraduate students receiving minors from the center, will monitor the week's responses and polling numbers and post the results to the center's website. The wall at Pugh Hall will hopefully be only the first of the project, Henderson said. Potential locations for future walls include Library West, Starbucks and other places at UF and throughout Gainesville. Two UF swimmers arrested for shoplifting in Orlando Police say they stole $130 North Face jackets By KAT BEIN and MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writers The two UF swimmers just wanted jackets, but they got handcuffs and misdemeanors instead. Lily Ramirez, 20, and Daniela Victoria, 21, were in the Nordstrom store at the Florida Mall in Orlando on Saturday and decided not to pay the $130 for the Campus North Face jackets they wanted, according Crime to Orange County Jail records. Unfortunately for them, loss prevention employees saw them walk out of the store on their security monitors and watched as the two put the jackets in their car and returned to shopping. An employee verified their Chevrolet Tahoe and found the jackets laying in plain sight. The employee stayed and watched the car until the swimmers came back to leave. At that point, the employee flagged down a nearby police officer, who pulled the women over. When he asked if they stole the jackets, they said yes, and he escorted them back to Nordstrom in handcuffs. The car was towed and the women charged with petit theft. They've since been released. The 0 0 *Seerbartender for details Bar & Grill OH I GA*4 $2.99 DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS Jesc ster o o wiean is That way, Tor cantbe there Support the Red Cross Services to Armed Forces and change a life, starting with your own. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org American Red Cross

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4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2011 Student competes to enter Mongolian horse race SPONSORS WOULD WAIVE THE $9,800 ENTRY FEE. By ALLISON BANKO Alligator Writer In six months, more than two dozen horses and equestrians will pair up to take on 1,000 kilometers of rough Mongolian terrain. For most, the Mongol Derby presents a daunting task. For 22year-old UF anthropology senior Sallie Dehler, it represents a dream. This just may be the year she reaches it. Dehler has advanced to the top five in a competition to be sponsored as a competitor in the 10-day derby set for Aug. 6, which is dubbed as the longest and toughest horse race on the planet. The Adventurists and Horse Hero, both companies of the derby, will sponsor one equestrian and waive the $9,800 entry fee in exchange for the rider's documentation of his or her experience through video and blogging. The finalists have submitted autobiographical videos that are posted on Horse Hero's website, trying to reel in as many votes as they can before this Saturday to become the winner, who will be announced next Monday. Dehler first became intrigued with the derby when a friend emailed her a link to its website about a year ago. Her interest in Mongolia grew when she heard her professor tell stories of the country during a twomonth trip to Ethiopia last semester for an archeological dig. "Horses have always been sort of a plaything to me," she said. "It'd be interesting to see a culture that really relies on them for a huge part of its life." The Mongol Derby will present a change of pace for its competitors, as riders will compete on an array of different horses lent to them by local nomads that live along the race's route. Dehler said competing on unfamiliar horses will present a major challenge. "Horses are incredibly sensitive," she said. "Riding a brand new horse like this, a brand new one every day no less, will be difficult. Every horse has their own quirks." Katy Willings, an Adventurist and the director of the Mongol Derby, said the path is a re-creation of a 13th-century horse messenger postal system. Riders will change horses every 40 kilometers and there will be stations with Mongolian veterinarians ensuring the health of the horses. and local families preparing food for the racers. "People have to be able to rely on the hospitality of total strangers," Willings said. "You share a meal with a family you don't share a language with." She said that it's up to the racers how they wish to allocate their time, whether it's resting with the nomads or continuing along the path that they will navigate on their own using only a map and GPS. "If's quite a dangerous, risky event," she said. "You need a bit of luck with you to win. There really are so many things that could go wrong. It's them, the horse and everything the course throws at them." But Dehler is no stranger to adventure. She worked as a wrangler at a Wyoming ranch that had more than 200 horses, repelled down a 130-foot waterfall and led backpacking expeditions through Maine's White Mountains. Despite all Dehler's experiences, she said the feeling that washes over her when she's horseback riding is unmatched. "It's very empowering and calming at the same time," she said. "I get a kind of focus with it that I don't get with many other things." To vote for Dehler and see her contestant video, visit horsehero. com/ mongolderby/ finalists. Special to the Alligator Sallie Dehler, a UF senior anthropology major, will compete in a 10-day derby in August in Mongolia. Woman makes most romantic bomb threat THE ASSOCIATED PRESS People are capable of doing many things for love. What Grace Guajardo did forced the evacuation of more than 300 people from a plane moments before takeoff. Authorities say she phoned in a false bomb threat to keep her boyfriend from flying off to a new job. "I'm sorry, but I did it for love," Guajardo said Monday after she was charged with making a false bomb threat. Freed pending trial, she faces up to 61 days in jail if convicted. Prosecutors decided not to invoke the more severe anti-terrorism law after hearing the couple's story. Her man, Rodrigo Gomez, had already boarded Iberia Flight 6830 for Madrid on Sunday, planning to take a months-long job as a cruise ship waiter. Desperate that he was leaving, Guajardo admitted she called the airport from her cell phone demanding that authorities tell Gomez his father was gravely ill. When that didn't work, she called back, alleging there was a bomb on the plane, authorities said. The plane was already taxiing down the tarmac when pilots parked it in a remote location where the 312 people aboard were taken off and police with bomb-sniffing dogs meticulously searched the luggage. Meanwhile, records showed both calls were made from a cell phone that Gomez had left at home. Guajardo then confessed and was arrested Sunday. She did succeed in getting Gomez to stay in Chile. The other 311 people were rescheduled for a Monday flight. "Yes, I'm sorry for what I did, it wasn't the best thing to do, but at least he's News here," Guajardo said outside court. The couple informed the court that they have lived together for eight years and have three children. Gomez has often worked as a waiter on cruise ships, and was leaving home again after a year and a half in Santiago. "I can't be angry, I have to support her. What she needs is love, nothing more," Gomez said, and they kissed again before the cameras. Feds settle case of firing over Facebook comments THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Employers should think twice before trying to restrict workers from talking about their jobs on Facebook or other social media. That's the message the government sent on Monday as it settled a closely watched lawsuit against a Connecticut ambulance company that fired an employee after she went on Facebook to cnticize her boss. The National Labor Relations Board sued the company last year, arguing the worker's negative comments were protected speech under federal labor laws. The company claimed it fired the emergency medical technician because of complaints about her work. "The fact that they agreed to revise their rules is the most significant thing that comes out of this." Jonathan Kreisberg NLRB Regional Director Under the settlement with the labor board, American Medical Response of Connecticut Inc. agreed to change its blogging and Internet policy that barred workers from disparaging the company or its supervisors. The company also will revise another policy that prohibited employees from depicting the company in any way over the Internet without permission. Both policies interfered with longstanding legal protections that allow workers to discuss wages, hours and working conditions with coworkers, the board said. "I think it certainly sends a message about what the NLRB views the law to be," said Jonathan Kreisberg, the NLRB regional director in Hartford who approved the settlement. "The fact that they agreed to revise their rules so that they're not so overly restrictive of the rights of employees to discuss their terms and conditions with others and with their fellow employees is the most significant thing that comes out of this," Kreisberg said. Terms of a private settlement agreement between the employee, Dawnmarie Souza, and the company were not disclosed, but Kreisberg said the parties reached a financial settlement. Souza will not be returning to work there. Souza declined a request for comment. A representative for American Medical Response did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Souza posted the Facebook comments in 2009 from her home computer, hours after her supervisor said a customer had complained about her work. The expletive-filled posting referred to her supervisor using the company's code for a psychiatric patient. Her remarks at the time drew supportive posts from colleagues. Chuck Cohen, a labor and employment lawyer and former NLRB member during the Clinton administration, said the case will have employers around the country re-examining their Internet policies. But he warned that the case doesn't give employees free rein to discuss anything work-related on social media. "The line can go over to disloyalty or disclosure of truly confidential information," Cohen said. "This is not without boundaries, but we just don't have a good sense yet of where the boundaries are."

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2011E ALLIGATOR, 5 Vietnam-era journalists see new dangers today ASSOCIATED PRESS Why does a photographer cover a war, putting himself in harm's way? For adventure, by happenstance or to calm that front-page fever, answered an illustrious panel of photographers gathered in Paris, who covered the Vietnam War. Or more often than not, its because it's in the blood. Henri Huet, an AP photojournalist who lost his life in 1971, when the military helicopter he was riding in was gunned down over southern Laos, was one of those who "went to war like other people go to work," said Horst Faas, a Pulitzer Prize-winner who headed the Saigon bureau of The Associated Press from 1962 to 1974. "Henri never considered himself a war photographer," said Faas, who was Huet's boss. But "he could really photograph the soul of a GI." The comments were made Monday, as a group of Vietnam-era photojournalists gathered in Paris to launch an exhibit of Hue's wartime photographs 40 years after his death. During the Vietnam era, helicopters were the bane of photographers at war, necessary evils that allowed them to move around but left them exposed to gunfire and breakdowns, the panel said. Today, photojournalists face new perils and are unprotected by the technological advances that allow some print reporters to cover stories from a distance. "There isn't a lens long enough that allows a photographer to sit at home and take a picture," said Russell Burrows, the son of famed Life photographer Larry Burrows, who was among those killed with Huet. Richard Pyle, a former Saigon bureau chief for the AP during the war, said that today, "murder has become a primary cause of deaths among working journalists." During the Vietnam War, there were no "embeds," journalists implanted with wellarmed troops, like those who cover wars today from Iraq to Afghanistan. But neither were there snipers, police or troops targeting journalists -who are being killed today at a far greater rate. The Paris-based World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers says 66 journalists and media workers were killed in 2010 because of their profession -with Mexico and Pakistan the deadliest countries. Journalists worldwide are "targeted for investigating organized crime, drug trafficking, corruption and other crimes," it said in a report last month. Two journalists have died in recent weeks in uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. An Egyptian reporter from a state-run newspaper was shot by a sniper last week while photographing clashes from his balcony. In Tunisia, a French photographer died of his injuries after a tear gas canister struck him as police put down a peaceful demonstration in the capital. Photographer Olivier Laban-Mattei said that despite the dangers, there is no shortage of candidates looking for a spot in conflict zones. Many are freelancers, with neither a paid plane ticket nor life insurance, he added Laban-Mattei, 33, was in Tunis working beside Lucas Dolega of the EPA agency when his colleague was hit by a tear gas canister Jan. 14. He died three days later. So why take such risks? For Huet, the AP photographer who lost his life while flying over Laos, it was definitely in the blood, his colleagues say. Still, "Henri knew fear. Henri was afraid of getting killed. But he knew how to take care," said his former boss, Faas. It was helicopters that frightened him most. Nick Ut, photographer of the infamous shot of a young Vietnamese girl running naked down a road after a napalm attack, said he knew instantly that his photo would define the horrors of war for the world. The dead and wounded were the grim fare of wartime, but "I never saw a picture like that. Children. Naked," said Ut, who began working at the AP at the age of 15 on the advice of his older brother, a photographer killed in southwestern Vietnam's Mekong Delta. "We know the job is very dangerous," he said. "But if you don't see the picture, you don't see the story." The exhibit "Henri Huet, Vietnam" runs Wednesday through April 10 at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris. Associated Press photographer Nick Ut, right, speaks as photographer Christian Simonpietri, looks on during a Monday news conference at the Grand Palais CAPE in Paris. ,4 Ai EfI ERNST&YOUNG Quality In Everything We Do Day one and there's no telling what you can achieve New challenges. Global insight. Opportunities to grow. An internship at Ernst & Young offers you all this and more. From day one, you'll be part of an inclusive environment that welcomes your point of view and supports whatever you bring to the table. We're looking for future leaders, so this is your chance to show us what you've got. Want to learn more with a chance to win an iPad? Download your QR code reader by texting EYQUIZ to 22333. Then snap a pic of the code and take our quiz. Eu ~. U ~I.

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6, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2011 Star-mangled banner Super mistake forgivable hristina Aguilera's mistakes while singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl made our stomachs sink. Something sounded off about her cadence, but we weren't sure if the words really went in the order we thought. Internet searches on the national anthem quickly surged by 20-fold, and Americans, having confirmed their suspicions of a botched patriotic song, turned back to their television sets to shake their heads in dismay. Sure, we had to check the words, but she's a singer. How could she mess that up? Cut her some slack. After all, the anthem's a bizarre song. Originally written as a poem, it was set to the music of a British drinking song and was established as the national anthem in 1931 -rather recently, given its origins during the War of 1812. Beyond the strange background, spoken language has changed in the 200 years since the poem was written. For example, the line "o'er the land of the free" can be easily misheard as "or the land of the free" because we're singing words no longer used in regular conversation. The words are confusing, and so is the structure. In fact, the anthem ends with a question, and, although the answer may be obvious, we've always wanted to tack an "indeed" on the end of the song. Some things won't change: We'll still have our flag and pre-football ritual. And we'll still be making up words to the anthem. Long Division It seems counterintuitive that a school board would vote to undo a policy which led to better schools all over the district. In Wake County, N.C., that's what's happening. After the plan to integrate schools by income succeeded, five members of the nine-member board voted against what they saw as government interference. They said the long bus rides needed to diversify schools were a detriment to students and that children needed the chance to attend more convenient neighborhood schools. However, because of the disparity of wealth distribution by ethnicity, moving these kids back home is essentially re-segregating them. Such a move robs them of the ability to learn about people of other cultures, classes and backgrounds. A diverse school environment is what breeds understanding, tolerant members of society who can collaborate with nearly anyone. This is the cornerstone of our workforce and our economy. Besides, if education has to boil down to a debate between convenience and excellent schools, the choice should be clear. Denying children the best possible schooling to simply to make a politically charged anti-government statement is unacceptable. Here's to hoping this incident won't become a trend. a ll te independent forida Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres OPINIONS EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names will be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, styie and iibei Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105 W University A or send them to PO Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions ALLIGATOR www.aIligator.org/opinion _1 zi 0 0 D 0 0 0C0 ~_NOT E -3 *1' Lending a hand not a reality TV priority A h, reality TV. No other single entity, with the possible exception of McDonald's, has done more to glorify the atrocities of American society. We can thank reality TV for such gems as "The Real Housewives," "Teen Mom," and, of course, the ever-classy "Jersey Shore." For some reason, Americans cannot get enough of the binge drinking, drama causing, sad sacks of society who populate these shows. We know very well they are as far from reality as it gets. Still, one area of reality TV has amused me for years, ever since I saw my first episode of "True Life: I'm Homeless." I was originally unable to look away from the destitute people living in their cars and eating out of Dumpsters, but it eventually dawned on me that these people were not alone; there was a whole camera crew following them around filming their pathetic lives. The camera crew wasn't homeless. The show's producer wasn't homeless. How then, did these people follow around these homeless folks pawning off beer cans for pennies? Did the show's crew simply film these people and then bid them goodnight while they headed back to their comfortable homes, leaving the homeless under a bridge? Similarly, what are the ethics behind drug abuse on TV? Documentary programs, such as "True Life" and "Intervention," routinely film folks abusing illegal drugs such as heroin and meth. TV viewers get a front row seat as addicts, young and old, bite a belt wrapped around their arm to inject who knows what and act like lunatics while a loyal film crew catches every moment. I'm sorry, did everyone forget that these drugs are illegal? These people are sitting here engaging in activities law enforcement officials spend countless hours and resources battling. And in these same documentaries, when women prostitute themselves to obtain the drugs, do producers Today's question: Could you eat Monday's question: Did you an entire pizza in one sitting if think the Super Bowl ads were you were really hungry? funny? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org just sit by and watch the subject ride away into untold possibilities of disease and danger? The paradox is almost too much. As Americans sit by and watch homeless people freeze or Laura Ellermeyer drug addicts slip into oblivion, letters@alligator org all for the benefit of our entertainment or, I suppose, dissuasion from doing it ourselves, the people we are watching are actually suffering. It's something that is hardly ever noticed, but when one stops to think about it, what type of heartless people produce and film these shows? The documented are literally killing themselves right in front of a camera, and at night the crew goes home and sleeps in a comfortable bed, conscience clear of what they've seen that day. Is it not an obvious reflex to want to help these people? Should we not film their miserable shack dwellings and then guide them into a shelter? Or encourage the drug users into rehab? How inhumane are we to film prostitution, drug abuse, theft, or any array of illegal activities just for the benefit of television, only to leave the people as we found them? I know nothing about the industry, but perhaps there is some sort of positive compensation. That theory isn't supported by the "True Life: Where Are They Now?" episode I saw the other day where the crew caught up with a mother and daughter still living in their car. How noble of them to again find and film people who are still in a desperate situation. As crazy as America is, I think these types of shows exemplify how insincere the American TV industry is. We, the viewers who indulge in these shows, are not much better. Laura Ellermeyer is afirst-yearfinance major. Her column appears on Tuesdays. 49% YES 51% NO 67 TOTAL VOTES The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 7 Teacher unions help the community It would take a forum longer than a letter to the editor to correct the half-truths and mischaracterizations in Zack Smith's editorial about teacher unions. Teacher unions have taken unpopular political positions in recent years? You mean positions such as securing funding at the state level for schools and higher education? Or the stance that Tallahassee should stop meddling in education or calling for more standardized testing without allowing local school boards to make decisions appropriate for its own schools? Teacher unions are important and effective not only in this advocacy for students, but also because educators with secure employment are better, more effective educators. Moreover, the collective bargaining agreements negotiated among unions and school boards provide procedures for removing bad teachers. Everyone talks about bad, ineffective teachers, but no one ever talks about bad administrators who don't use these procedures to remove bad teachers. Also, Smith must be living in a completely different universe if he thinks teacher unions have a monopoly on government in the state of Florida. The legislature has been unfriendly to education in this state for several years now by handing down more and more budget cuts, and with Gov. Rick Scott and the incoming legislature it will be more of the same and worse. Universities, high schools and elementary schools in this state cannot suffer more cuts and still provide quality education. The teacher unions are one of the few groups taking a stand for Florida's students. Super Sunday an In case you have been living under a rock, the Super Bowl was Sunday. I know, that's not exactly a news flash. Of course you knew the Super Bowl was on Sunday. How could you not know this? Even my mom, who hates football for taking up her few basic cable channels on Sundays, knew it was that day of the year. It is everywhere. It is unavoidable. The Super Bowl has grown to become America's biggest unofficial holiday. You can't turn on the TV without commercials reminding you to stock up for the big day with food and drinks, and heck, maybe even a new bigscreen TV while you're at it. People you know who couldn't care less about the game or sport, host parties and now have an excuse to get a little tipsy on an additional day of the year. Grocery and department stores all have huge displays at their entrances prompting you to pick up stuff you might not have otherwise bought -especially if you are not going to watch the game. But no, come on. You watched the game, right? Because, although February already has one "official" holiday that women love -Valentine's Day -it now seems that football has grown to become such a beloved American pastime that Super Bowl Sunday has become the true "holiday" in February that is loved by most -including many women. On the other hand, I think it's safe to say that Super Bowl Sunday is the only "holiday," albeit unofficial, that most men really get excited about. What man doesn't love a full day of gluttony, beer drinking and football, while loudly and unapologetically rooting for his favorite team? And, being an athlete myself, I completely understand the nature Jordan Dominy, Ph.D. student Co-President of Graduate Assistants U U U Educators don't deserve so much criticism Every weekday, my wife is responsible for educating more than 100 sixth-graders in an Alachua County public middle school. For about$30,000ayear, she spendsher days teaching kids -many of whom have medical or behavioral problems or live in government subsidized housing -and her evenings and weekends drafting her lesson plans. She purchases her own school supplies, which often includes notebooks and pencils for students who cannot afford their own, and buys into a health care package which takes a substantial chunk of cash out of her biweekly paycheck. Imagine my surprise when Zack Smith indicted her in the pages of the Alligator simply because she is a dues-paying member of the local teachers union. Rather than criticize disinterested parents or clueless legislators, Smith heaps the blame on those individuals who choose to serve the public by educating our country's children and at the same time want to have some kind of power over their employment and the work environment. It baffles me why anyone would criticize workers before turning a critical eye to their bosses, but it is particularly appalling to see Smith's broad condemnation of some of our society's most underpaid and under-appreciated civil servants. Matt Mingus UFstudent American holiday Sheryl Roadcap of the beast, but I have to say, UWire the phenomenal enterprise of U__ ire the Super Bowl has gotten a little big for its britches. When ESPN reported the NFL was charging people $200 for a ticket just to watch the Super Bowl on a big-screen TV outside of the Cowboys Stadium, or that to simply park one-tenth of a mile from the stadium, it would cost you $990, I couldn't believe it. But what topped that shocker was the fact that people quickly slurped up the 4,000-some tickets that were on sale with people still waiting in line just to be near the Super Bowl. What in the world are people thinking? Don't worry, if you were one of the 4,000 who paid to watch the game from outside, you received a Super Bowl XLV commemorative scarf as a souvenir, along with a performance by the Cowboys cheerleaders. "Geesh, you'd think it was the coming of Christ," said someone close to me who heard this same information. I hope you enjoyed the hoopla that lasted the entire week. I hope Monday was not too rough of a day back to work after all the fun. And most of all, I hope that if you wanted to spring a small fortune on the Super Bowl, you just bought a new TV and enjoyed it from the comfort of home surrounded by family and friends on your holiday. I'm sure there is a Hallmark card for this by now, but regardless, happy belated Super Bowl Sunday from me to you. Sheryl Roadcap is a student at Ohio State University. Oscar snubs inspire debates, love over film hen the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released this year's list of Oscar nominations two weeks ago, the general response went something like this: "The Oscars are crap. I mean, they didn't even nominate Christopher Nolan for 'Inception!' What were they thinking?" What are they ever thinking? With any awards show, you are bound to have some omissions and inclusions that make many people start to scratch their heads. The Academy is no different. Unfortunately, the Academy catches more grief than most due to the highly publicized nature of the awards and the reputation they carry. These criticisms are not without merit. To be fair, though, the Academy gets many things right with their nominations. But when they goof, they goof big-time. For many people, the headlining snub for the 83rd Academy Awards is the omission of Christopher Nolan from the list of five nominees for Achievement in Directing. When I ask people what makes a director "good," most say that "vision" -however defined -is the number one trademark of a good director. If they are correct, it is hard to argue with their outcry over Nolan's snub. There were few movies or directors this year with better vision than "Inception." Unfortunately, when I look at the Academy's list of nominees, almost all of them are the ones I would include as having such vision. In my opinion, it is hard to see just which one is guilty of being the "most obviously undeserving" of the bunch. I will admit I was shocked by Nolan's omission. After all, his peers at the Directors Guild of America nominated him. However, I guess in hindsight I should not have been too surprised. But I must also keep in mind that Nolan was not nominated for "The Dark Knight" a few years ago. (It is also thought that the film's Best Picture snub was the reason the Academy went to ten nominees for Best Picture last year.) But do you want to know why the Academy's snubbing of "Inception" that makes even less sense? Jordan Berry UWire It included omitting Lee Smith for Best Film Editing. Anyone who has seen "Inception" knows that the last half of the film is crafted with extreme intricacy and precision. At one point, we witness four levels of the same narrative unfolding before us. It's mindblowing. Smith's absence is criminal. You will not convince me otherwise. But "Inception" is not the only film getting attention for its snubs. The award for Best Actor is pretty much Colin Firth's to lose. However, in terms of getting nominated, the most anguish was had for the fans of Robert Duvall in "Get Low," Ryan Gosling in "Blue Valentine," and even "Inception" star Leonardo DiCaprio. Many feel that the spot for these three guys went to Javier Bardem for "Biutiful." For my money, I would have Ryan Gosling take the place of Jeff Bridges. This pains me greatly, as I am a huge fan of Mr. Bridges. However, his work for "Crazy Heart" last year was much stronger. (I am not saying that winning the previous year should hurt potential nominees, though.) "The Social Network," despite dominating the Golden Globes, failed to see its best performer score a nod. While Jesse Eisenberg gives one of the year's finest leading performances, Andrew Garfield was the actually the anchor of that movie. I do not think he would beat out Christian Bale ("The Fighter"), Geoffrey Rush ("The King's Speech"), or Jeremy Renner ("The Town"), but he deserves a nomination. I could go on about how "The Town" deserves a nod for Best Picture, but that could fill another whole column. And I think that's the point with these Oscar snubs. They inspire passion about our attitudes toward film. They are a reminder that what we love about individual films cannot be taken from us, even if they do not get the recognition they deserve. Who cares in the end whether Christopher Nolan gets nominated for his films? He should just keep 'em coming. Jordan Berry is a student at the University of Alabama.

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8, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2011 ON CAMPUS Organization sells kisses for wishes By SHELBY GREENE Alligator Contributing Writer For those who are stumped on what to give their significant other for Valentine's Day, the UF Gators for Wish Kids club has a solution. From now until Friday, the organization will hold Kisses for Wishes, a fundraiser in which students can pre-order valentines for friends or loved ones. The valentines will be $2 each and all proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida, an organization that grants wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions. The valentines will consist of a homemade cookie and a sealed letter containing a poem mentioning the Make-A-Wish Foundation, said Lauren Vallario, the club's president. There will be one letter format for students to send to friends and one to send to romantic partners, she said. The club will have tables set up for pre-ordering valentines in the Reitz Union Colonnade and on Turlington Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Vallario said. On Valentine's Day, the recipients will receive a text message and e-mail telling them they have a valentine waiting for them. They will be able to pick up their gift at the Reitz Colonnade from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., she said. She said students can also choose to have a valentine mailed to a recipient out of the city for an additional fee to cover mailing costs. Lauren Wills, the club's director for social media and advertising, said she thinks the event will be successful because it is a way for students to give gifts to their friends while giving back to the community at the same time. The State Senate could pass a bill allowing guns on college campuses GUNS, from page 1 safety rules to avoid firearm-related incidents. If it passes, copies will be sent to state Sen. Steve Oelrich, state Rep. Greg Evers, Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon and Gov. Rick Scott. Meyers will also send it to other student senators in the state for support. Baker, who prompted the resolution, said violence can happen anywhere and under many different circumstances. The bill will start a chain reaction: Students will arm themselves for protection, frightening other students and faculty who will then arm themselves, she said. "We all know how discussions in Turlington or classes can become heated and out of hand. Think about the danger that carrying weapons would bring to those situations," she said. Carly Wilson, student senator and president of College Republicans, opposes the resolution. College Republicans supports the bill in all areas, she said. The Second Amendment should not stop when students enter campus. However, she said she does respect the senators who are concerned. "I think that this is the kind of thing the Student Senate should be working on. We should be concerned with the bills of the Florida Legislature that are relevant on the UF campus," Wilson said. She plans on speaking out On against the resolution by adCampus dressing the need of guns for safety. The things heard on the news are tragedies and not the norm, she said. People want to feel safe in their own homes and when they go on campus. These guns are here for a purpose, she said. "The idea is that now 50,000 students are going to be walking around with guns hanging from their belt loops. That's so unrealistic. The restrictions for the kids that carry are still in place," she said. The resolution will most likely pass because senators will vote in the way that will best represent their constituents, Wilson said. The safer route is to approve it because the majority of students will feel more protected without guns on campus. Take advantage of The Alligator to fill your 2011 vacancies 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 Nonstop Drip, Drop Students huddle together at the Rinker Hall bus stop to take cover from the rain Monday. Temperatures dropped to 43 degrees and rain fell consistently throughout the day. Today is expected to be sunny with a high of 60 degrees. Wed. Feb 1t_ Wed. March Wed. March IWed. April 1: j

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Sharks bite fewer Floridians By MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Writer The economy has been said to kill businesses, but it may also be shrinking the number of Florida shark attacks. UF's International Shark Attack File annual report, released Monday, said the number of shark attacks in the state has been decreasing for four years. In 2007, 31 people were attacked. In 2010,13 people were attacked. George Burgess, a regular Discovery Channel guest expert and UF ichthyologist, thinks the economy and the BP oil spill are largely responsible for the decrease in attacks b e c a u s e they've kept people from going to the beach. 'You can directly tie these activities to the number of people in the water," he said. According to the most reIslam Awareness Month2011 The Muslim Mosaic Black History Month2 on A Mahogany Renaissance presents Islam and Race: An American Perspective with Dr. Sherman Jackson professor ofArabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan Tuesday, February 8th 7:00pm (doors open 6:45pm) University Memorial Auditorium (across from Turlington) This event is free and open to the public. For more info on other Islam Awareness Month events visit www.IslamOnCampus.com DEPARTMENT OF C Office of Religion Islam On Campus the Provost cent study by Visit Florida, a tourism marketing company, statewide tourism increased just 0.6 percent from July to September, as compared to the same months in 2009. Burgess said the data on the attacks was strange this year. Globally, there were 79 shark attacks in 2010. That's more than in previous years -almost as many as the alltime high of 80 in 2000. Despite this, Florida's numbers continue to drop. "This is an unusual year in Florida," Burgess said. Q) 0-. Cl TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 9 Running club holds 5K race for charity H IT WILL BENEFIT LOVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES. By STYLIANA RESVANIS Alligator Contributing Writer Students interested in running for a good cause might want to consider joining GatorSOLES, a new UF organization. The club, whose motto is "Sweat, Overcome, Lead, Endure and Serve," aims to provide an atmosphere where students can workout, socialize and have fun while raising money for various charities. The organization is taking its first step toward serving the Do you smoke? Do you have a New Ye ar's resolution to QUI T SMOKING? The Alachua County Health Department is looking for young adults who drink alcohol and are interested in receiving a new treatment to help them quit smoking. If you're 18 to 30 years old and would like more information, please CALL (352) 334-7900 Ext 3512. You will be compensated for your time. HEALTH V 4 b a community by participating in the Gator Smiles Fifth Annual 5K Cupid Fun Run on Saturday. Penelope Kallis, treasurer of GatorSOLES, said the proceeds will go toward providing cleft lip and palate surgeries to underprivileged children through Love Without Boundaries and to patients and families through the UF Craniofacial On Center. Campus The club will participate in its second race on Feb. 26 and proceeds will fund the American Heart Association. Overall, the organization aims to stimulate interest in running as a form of fitness. A GF_>D PLACE TO PAWN 523 NW 3rd Ave. -352-3714367 EMPOV1ERYOOR ROSIN ESS. Advertise in the country's largest college newspaper. With a daily circulation of 35,000 and a daily readership of 50,000, reach every market in Gainesville. Contact us at [352] 376.4482. alligatfr Place a Heartline for your someone special in the Alligator's Valentine's Day v Special Section! 4 3 * .,0" S* e-*e 0-A-.e -A .Place your ad for only $10 and you could win prizes from: PRANGE'S PODROME fanuef's I l o r i s I -Fntage FToT

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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 WID, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 4-111-42-2 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 SCRABBLE' is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada e2011 Hasbro Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved. Ei Oi Qi P3 R Ti|W WED0DED Ai E1 R B3 WEDDED UEKi i F T Double Word Score RACK 1 RACK 2 RACK 3 DEEDDED H 4th Letter Ai Ei Ui R1 LY G2 V4 Triple RACK 4 PAR SCORE 150-160 BEST SCORE 216 FOUR RACK TOTAL TIME LIMIT: 20 MIN DIRECTIONS: Make a 2to 7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word, using scoring directions at right. Finally, 7-letter words get 50point bonus. "Blanks" used as any letter have no point value. All the words are in the Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, 4th Edition SOLUTION TOMORROW For more information on books, clubs, tournaments and the school program go to www.scrabble-assoc.com or call the National SCRABBLE* Association (631) 477-0033. 02-08. 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 Summer Place One Bedroom *$439 Pet friendly No weight limit Close to main postal facility & shopping. Ph. 376-0828 ww,(w.gremco.com 4-20-11-49-2 Condominiums 2 & 4 Bedrooms now or summer and fall. Popular locations such as CountrySide, Southwest and Shands area. Call for details Bristol Park Realty 352 367 2669 Bristolparkrealty.com 3-14-11-21-2 Duplex, Duckpond, CHA, carport, carpets, ceiling fans, quiet, trees, large yard, $700mo, 920 NE 6th Ave., 376 0080; 284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net 2-18-11-10-2 3/2 Available Fall! 4 Blocks to UF *48 Hour Special* 352-371-7777 3-4-11-20-2 $360-rooms available in beautiful 4/4 condo in SW Gville. Incl. cable and internet. 5 mins from UF and Butler Plaza. Walk-in closets, W/D included, furnished common area. 352.514.3398. 2-28-15-2 FRoommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 1st floor, furnished condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. 2 rooms avail immed. $395/mo/rm 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 2-28-10-82-4 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 1 or 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 2-15-11-10-4 I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!

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12, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2011 Real Estate Bicycles Aut Autos Help Wanted Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UF For Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UeR 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 U Coputers CASH PAID for Laptops Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops Joel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 4-20-10-70-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-20-10-70-7 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 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 4-20-1 0-70-11 **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 MF Autos 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 **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 MOST WANTED Erick Carter White Male (DOB 07/24/75); 510", 180 lbs, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes Wanted for: Domestic Battery CRIME STOPPERS Call (352) 372-STOP SUNRISE AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans 30 Day Warranty 352-375-9090 4-20-67-12 L Wanted LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-20-70-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-20-70-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed! VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED to transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: *Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. *Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 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 submit 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. BARTENDING $300 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at vww.gleim.com/employment 4-20-1070-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-20-10-70-14 HOCUS -FOCUS HENRY BOLTINOFF 4 Mi Find at least six differences in details between panels. -5 JW _0 V) C GU06 SI GaJl NoBeg -9 '6U!SS!W S! N34S 6U!NIeM 9 SuOiEijlisll! seq deVy -V )oelq si q4Ded Moqg E .tu!SS!W s! 6o1 pa9lopMs OJe SUC6 sL SeU aaJJG

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 13 WF Help Wanted Help Wanted j Hl3aed Services personal 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 2-15-10-35-14 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 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!@@@ ODo 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 3-16-20-14 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 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 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 lp-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 coordinating office activities. E-mail resume afn22025@bellsouth.net 2-17-20-14 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS 1 Unconscious state 5 Big Apple line 8 Buster who played Flash Gordon 14 Rat-15 Texter's "I think." 16 Cosmetics giant founded in 1932 17 Side-to-side skid 19 Top-priority 20 Cosmetics giant Lauder 21 Doodad 23 In the past 24 Have no place to go but up 27 Old man's domain, in a Hemingway work 29" Cbmo usted?" 30 With perfection 31 Bite like a rat 34 Get all A's 38 From the past 39 Pistol handle, and what 17-, 24-, 50and 62-Across each have 41 Gentle-lamb connector 42 Wallpaper goo 44 To be, in Bordeaux 45 FBI guy 46 Mtn. stats 48 Virgil epic 50 Bus driver's request 55 Point, as a pistol 56 Disinfectant brand 57 Port near Kobe 60 Ex-Soviet leader Brezhnev 62 Idler at the shore 64 Nonsupporter's political sign words 65 U.N. Day mo. 66 Wild West's Wyatt 67 Monopod feature 68 Mo. town 69 Some NCOs DOWN 1 Hard Rock 2 Bluesman Redding 3 Newspapers' staff lists 4 Nonbeliever 5 Athletes for Hope co-founder Hamm 6 Chum in Chihuahua 7 What drives a baby buggy? 8 Cookie jar morsels 9 Transplanted successfully 10 Batting no. 11 Lamb's greeting 12 Salsa drum 13 Bug sci. 18 Head, to Henri 22 Cookout holder 25 Maker of Mama's Special Garden Sauce 26 Invoice add-on 27 Sports car option 28 Chihuahua greeting 32 Big bomb blasts 33 Courtroom VIP 35 Photographer's tote 36 Morales of "NYPD Blue" 37 Arrive, in a way 39 Spare tire site? 40 About to arrive 43 Light hit 45 Grinds, as teeth 47 Chihuahua, e.g. 49 Fair-hiring org. 50 Round of gunfire 51 Attach, as to a hitching post 52 Ham it up 53 Vagabonds 54 Supporter's political sign word 58 Super Bowl XXXIV MVP Warner 59 Gig gear 61 Blu Dipinto Di Blu": 1958 hit 63 Eur.-North America divider ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: J O B S T I G H T D E F T E G A D A R R O W O N E A F R E S H P A I R F E Y E S F E Z O P E N S LS A T S E PA MC IM N 0 S KI N 0 F F M YN 0 S E A S H EN W I R ED P A X ACAD ONE I S LE V I C A R SPU R T P E R O T P R I CKUP Y O U R E A R S LOS P I K A G N U S E E R S S O T F R O M HAND T O M O U T H I S MAGNA P T A 6P RY S]P E A R S T O W 02108/11 02/08/11 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. Web Programmer (P/T) Programming websites and applications using Classic ASP and SQL Server. Small company in G'ville, great work environment. About 20 hrs/wk. www.oandp.com/careers 2-25-11-17-14 P/T Administrator for Non-Profit Local nursing home outreach program seeks P/T admin coordinator to handle inquiries, monitor volunteers, coordinate projects, etc. About 10 hrs/wk, www.acrosstheages.org/job 2-25-11-17-14 NANNY NEEDED 25-30hrs/wk; $12/hr 3 kids: infant to 7yrs; M-F 2-8pm clean bkkg; exp + refs; long term commit; email resume, sched, pix, + hello to NOAH'S ARK NANNY: gnv@nanoneone.com 2-10-11-5-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS!!! Smokers are needed to participate in a study assessing the effects of various activities on smoking. Compensation provided. 336-406-3706 or uflsmokelabgmai.com 2-15-7-14 Summer Camp Counselors Needed Trail's End & Chestnut Lake Camps -PA Guaranteed Experience of a Lifetime; Limited openings for Sports Specialists, Crafts Specialists, Lifeguards & Bunk Counselors; June 17th -August 14th Gain experience working with kids. SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION NOW! www.trailsendcampjobs.com 2-18-11-1014 SANDY'S SAVVYCHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working environment. PT/FT positions available. $7.50/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 -2906 NW 13th St 2-18-11-10-14 Gator Dining Services, located on the University of Florida Campus, has an immediate opening for experienced cooks. We offer flexible schedules, competitive pay, and a great working environment. Those interested in joining this dynamic team can apply online at www.gatordining.com or in person in room B-73 of the Reitz Union. 2-14-11-5-14 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 2-18SPRING HAS SPRUNG The time is now to have your lawn & shrubs look their best. Call PROGREEN at 3780069 to schedule an appointment today progreenflorida.com 3-31-36-15 Health Services HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) All Women's Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 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 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 BRAND GRAMS SOLUTION Ti OI W4 R1 1 P3 Ei RACK 1 = 74 Ei M3 B3 Ai 1 G2 Qi RACK 2 = 62 P3 ] T11 F4 U1 RACK 3 = 62 G2 R1 Ai V4 E L1 H RACK 4 = 18 PAR SCORE 150-160 TOTAL 216 SCRABBLE" is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada. 2011 Hasbro Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc All rights reserved Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 4-20-70-18 onniectongs Want to make a connection? Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love If you witnessed a collision between a Publix truck (semi/tractor-trailer) and a pick-up truck on August 23, 2010 at the Publix located at SW 34th Street and University Ave, please call (352) 240-9006. REWARD. 2-16-11-7-19 oElnveNotices IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! CHOW NOW FOOD TRUCK Tuesdays 11am till 1:30pm Behind Emerson Hall 2-8-11-2-20 W Entertainment WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET Every Sat & Sun -Hwy 301 15 min from Gainesville 468-2255 12-7-141-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS Open To Public We-Fr-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet -Trap -Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 8-15-10-95-21 Rocky Creek Paintball In Gainesville S Better Prices Better Fields @ Better Call 371-2092 4-20-10-70-21 WANTED: Singers/Rappers. Win $100,000 Production Deal from YOUNG JEEZY'S DJ. Win FREE AUDITION: SAT FEB 12th @ Paramount Plaza 2900 SW 13th St 10am. Bring a demo. Info: 305-814-0247 2-11-115-21 Furry, feathery, scaly.no, not your roommate. .pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. 3 Year Old Female Black Lab, Weimaraner mix. Spade and chipped. Great hunting instinct. Free to good home. Evenings 352376-7353. 2-8-11-5-24 LOST DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA PANASONIC SDR-H40 42x If you still have it, please call me back! No questions asked. (850)543-3762 REWARD $500 2-24-31-25 xwordeditor@aol.com fljSonals HerviCes I B T 11 PersoIIPets M I-S i HIV AN TIBODY TESTING 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 r11 12 13 14 15 16 17 is 19 24 2s 2. so 1 3 33 34 3b 36 37 3r --39 40 -4 46 47 48 49 ~ 55 -56 57r 65 64 65 66 E61 1 1 E6 By John Lampkin (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

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Sports TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Tyus struggling with inconsistency E THE SENIOR'S NUMBERS HAVE REGRESSED THIS SEASON. ByGREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer gluca@alligator org When Alex Tyus decided to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and return to Florida following his junior season, his play was expected to take a considerable step forward. Tyus averaged 11.8 points and tied for a team high with 6.9 rebounds per contest in 2009-10, but the forward appears to have taken a step back. He is currently the only starter not averaging double figures in scoring, and his 8.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game are his lowest since he was a freshman. Although ESPN's Chad Ford and Andy Katz said last offseason that Tyus should return to school or risk going undrafted, his regression as a senior is noticeable to even his strongest supporters. But performances like his second half against Kentucky on Saturday -when Tyus had eight points, three rebounds and two blocks -provide flashes of what he is truly capable of. "That's the Alex we know," senior forward Chandler Parsons said. "That's the Alex we want to play for 40 minutes every game. He's a great player and he's helped us all year long, but the way he played in the second half was unbelievable." Teammates, coaches and fans have seen what Tyus can do when he is at the top of his game, but there have been few signals to how well the senior will play on a given night. Saturday's game proved to be a microcosm of his inconsistency. Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff Tyus scored six points in the first four Florida senior forward Alex Tyus has seemingly regressed in his fourth season SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16 after flirting with the idea of leaving for the NBA following his junior year. UF SWIMMING Beisel reveling in first-year success By MELISSA PENDER Alligator Writer Watching Elizabeth Beisel fiercely take down the competition as she swims to first place in the 200-yard backstroke against Tennessee, it's hard to imagine her as a funny, sweet 18-year-old who loves to joke around with her teammates on the Florida swimming and diving team. But that's what makes Beisel special. One minute, she seems to be flying across the pool; the next, she is just another college freshman having fun with her friends. Coach Gregg Troy said Beisel brings a lot of experience to the team, but what's more important is her attitude. "She's very light, lots of fun, lot of smiles, lot of giggles," he said. "[She] kind of cements the team together." B e i s e a Rhode Island native, has plenty of reasons to smile. At 13, she was on the U.S. national team as one of the nation's top 40 swimmers. At 15, she placed fourth in the 200-meter individual medley and fifth in the 200-meter backstroke as the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team in Beijing. At 16, she won the bronze SEE SWIM, PAGE 15 Maddox adjusting to hot corner By JESSE SIMONTON Alligator Staff Writer jsimonton@alligator org Coach Kevin O'Sullivan's baseball approach relies on good pitching supported by solid defense. Enter Austin Maddox, a potential hindrance to this philosophy. The sophomore slugger and reigning Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year is Florida's best returning hitter, but the third baseman also happens to be the weak link in the field at a position where balls are hit the hardest. After he led the team in hits, home runs and RBIs, there is little concern over the possibility Maddox will experience a sophomore slump. Instead, questions linger whether he can man the hot corner for a full season. A year after playing 29 games at third base and leading the team Baseball with 12 errors, Maddox has committed himself to getting in shape and developing as an infielder. "He has been determined since the summer on to make himself the best defensive third basemen he can," O'Sullivan said. "His body has changed. He dedicated himself in the offseason to get better defensively, and he's done great so far." Maddox started the season as Florida's designated hitter and backup first baseman during the 2010 campaign. But after Bryson Smith went down with a finger injury, Maddox moved to a position he had not played since the ninth grade. Formerly a standout high school catcher, the experience was trial by fire for the Freshman All-American. Overwhelmed and admittedly nervous, Maddox had three days to relearn the position before his debut against Florida Gulf Coast midway through the 2010 season. O'Sullivan acknowledged Maddox was placed in a difficult situation, "but he handled it great," he said. While his handling of the transition went well, his adaptation to his new position was mixed. In the 29 games he SEE BASE, PAGE 15 POLL RESULTS UF BASKETBALL NEWS BRISSETT SIGNS LOI Senior Chandler Parsons was U Quarterback Jacoby Brissett, named Southeastern Conferwho orally committed to UF on ence Player of the Week on Friday, signed and faxed his Monday, and the Gators are now national letter of intent to the ranked No. 17 in the AP Poll. Gators on Monday. Previous question: How would you grade the Florida football team's 2011 recruiting class? alligaoteSports Podeast E Tom Green and the Gainesville Sun's Ed Aschoff join host Adam Berry to discuss Florida's 2011 prospects, evaluate Will Muschamp's first class and discuss the highs and lows of covering recruiting. Check it out on iTunes. B C A F D Percent (Votes) 70% (53) 16% (12) 12% (9) 3%(2) 0% (0) 76 TOTAL VOTES

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UF learning from ranked foes THE GATORS WILL TAKE ON NO. 25 USF, NO. 5 UNC AND NO. 6 DUKE THIS WEEK. By THOMAS NASSIFF Alligator Writer While some teams might be too highly ranked to start the season, the No. 2 Florida women's tennis team makes sure to earn its ranking. The Gators (4-0) have a history of going out of their way to schedule highly ranked opponents, as exemplified by the team's upcoming schedule. UF will take on No. 25 USF today at 5 p.m. at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex before going on a tough road trip at No. 5 North Carolina and No. 6 Duke this weekend. Last spring, the Gators had a similar schedule, playing an astounding 25 ranked teams throughout the course of the season. Of those 25 matches, the Gators only lost twice to No. 3 Northwestern and No. 12 UCLA both at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. After tearing through a tough conference schedule, UF made a deep run in the NCAA Tournament before falling to No. 8 Stanford in the NCAA Finals. This year's schedule has been no different, as the Gators already playing three ranked teams, but the team will face its first true challenges this week. "We're playing teams who actually think they can beat us now," coach Roland Thornqvist said. With his team taking on its first top-25 opponents this season, Thornqvist said his team would have to take care of the little things in order to come out unscathed. "When you're playing teams of this quality in the early season, the little Ten is things matter more and more," Thornqvist said. Ultimately, he said, the Gators schedule these teams to find out how good they really are. Playing UNC and Duke will help Thornqvist's team get ready for the ITA National Indoor Championships, which kick off on Feb. 18. Before that, though, the Gators will have to take care of business at home against the Bulls, who have only lost at then-No. 13 Georgia Tech. "We've just got to take care of the Gators," Thornqvist said. "That's always the most important thing." BASE, from page 14 played at third, Maddox was pulled for a defensive replacement 20 times. Despite holding the lowest fielding percentage of any Gators regular a season ago, Maddox and O'Sullivan have gone full steam ahead with his newfound position. With the help of UF trainers and Paul Chandler, the baseball strength and conditioning coordinator, Maddox has lost 10 to 15 pounds and improved his flexibility, first-step quickness and agility. The sophomore said he has taken over 100 ground balls every day since the summer. "I've done a great job at changing my diet, and its really paid off," he said. "I want to stay over there [third base]. I feel comfortable over there and I've gotten a lot better over there just working my butt off." "He's worked awfully hard and deserves a lot of credit," O'Sullivan said. "We feel real comfortable with him right now." Four-time SEC Swimmer of the Week aims to make 2012 Olympic team SWIM, from page 14 medal in the 200 back at the FINA (F6d6ration Internationale de Natation, or International Swimming Federation) World Championships in Rome. Last year at the Pan Pacific Championships, she took home two gold medals in the 400 IM and the 200 back. Beisel said the Pan Pac is her favorite swimming memory to date. "I had always been sort of second or third behind people, and for me to finally go to the top for once was really cool," she said. "It was a great setup for coming into this year, too." This year has brought her collegiate success in and out of the pool. She has earned a 3.7 GPA in addition to swimming top times, earning NCAA qualification in the 200 free, 500 free, 100 back, 200 back, 200 fly and the 200 and 400 IM. Beisel also helped her relay teams qualify in the 200 freestyle and 400 medley. Beisel has earned the South"I'm just trying to enjoy it now, taking in the whole college experience." Elizabeth Beisel UF freshman swimmer eastern Conference Female Swimmer of the Week honor four times, the most by a freshman in SEC history. She also won her third straight Rhode Island Female Athlete of the Year award on Jan. 31. Gaz oille Health & Fitness" Newberry Road 377-4955 Tioga 692-2180 GHF For Women 374-4634 "It means so much to me that Rhode Island has been behind me the entire time," she said. "It's cool to see that they're still following not only me, but swimming as well." Beisel was recently named to the 2011 FINA World ChampionLondon, but she will first look to help her team succeed at the SEC Championships, hosted by Florida later this month. She will also reach for personal success at the NCAA Championships in March. In the meantime, Beisel is just doing what she does best: trainship team along with teammates ing hard, striving for success and Conor Dwyer and Teresa Crippen. always having a good time. 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It's all sort of a cool experience. 00%0 l:ily o Help the homeless o Balance the Budget o Clean up our streets Vote Richard Selwach City Commissioner at Large 2 The best man for the job. voteselwach.com pd pol adv 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 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2011E ALLIGATOR, 15 Sophomore hopes extra work, conditioning pay off We've been working for over 30 years to create an experience that will help you get the most out of life, whether you want get in shape to go skiing, run a marathon, or just fit in your bathing suit.

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16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2011 Senior forward's production relies on ability to hit first shot HOOPS, from page 14 minutes of the second period. With 1:11 left, he capped off the night with a clutch turnaround jumper as Florida led by one. The senior even displayed the physical attributes necessary to be a quality defender. "He might be the fastest guy on the team just running from end to end," junior guard Erving Walker said. "He's quick, he's long and he's athletic, so we expect him to be there to guard guys like (Kentucky freshman Terrence) Jones." Tyus has occasionally shown flashes of greatness this season, but the senior has also played stretches like his first half against the Wildcats, in which he failed to score and grabbed just one rebound. This trend has been present on a larger scale as well, as Tyus has scored 18 or more points in three games and failed to record more than two points in four contests. According to coach Billy Donovan, the difference between Tyus' good days and his bad days is simply his ability to make shots. Gators frontcourt players have scored UF's first points 19 times in 23 games, and Donovan has been adamant that scoring inside early on is the key to opening up the outside. Florida has consistently made an effort to get Tyus involved, finding him for a shot in the opening three minutes in all but four of his 22 starts. Tyus has taken UF's first shot and scored the team's first points eight times, likely because of the effect this can have on his production. Tyus averages 11 points and 5.5 rebounds in games where he hits his first shot but just 6.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in games where he misses his opening look. "You always feel like you're in the flow of the game when the ball is going in the basket," Donovan said. "That's an area that Alex has got to get better at, because he hasn't scored a lot, hasn't shot the ball but he's still athletic enough that he can do other things to really help the team." alligatorSports Southeastern Conference Power Poll Florida (18-5, 7-2 SEC) Which was nastier: Chandler Parsons' schoolyard, volleyball style spike on a poor former walk-on Saturday night, or the weather in America the last five days? Kentucky (16-6, 4-4 SEC) After two tough losses on the road this week, Wildcats fans were so depressed they left the O'Dome on Saturday night wondering which hotel Charlie Sheen was partying at. Alabama (15-7, 7-1 SEC) Faster double take: the Tide's SEC record or Joan Rivers in a GoDaddy.com commercial? Vanderbilt (16-6, 4-4 SEC) Quintessential decent SEC team: nice players, nice coach, no idea how good they really are. / E 5 / 9 Tennessee (15-8, 5-3 SEC) Went 1-1 this past week after a tough home loss in OT. On a lighter note, Phil Simms threatened to beat up Desmond Howard for talking trash about Simms' son and current Volunteers backup quarterback, Matt. Georgia (16-6, 5-4 SEC) Despite not playing particularly well, coach Mark Fox's Hounds went 2-0 this week against West foes. That feat is comparable to beating the armless man in a fight in one of the "Monty Python" movies. Mississippi (15-8, 3-5 SEC) If the Commodores are the model decent SEC team, the Rebels fall somewhere between average and terrible: one great player, one wild coach (watch out, taxi drivers), one lucky win. South Carolina (13-8, 4-4 SEC) Coach Darrin Horn easily could be misidentified for someone on NBC's "To Catch a Predator." With Devan Downey long gone, there's really nothing to say about this team. 12j Mississippi State (12-10, 4-4 SEC) Twitter strikes again! Ravern Johnson was suspended for publicly criticizing his coach. Renardo Sidney retweeted Johnson's comments without reprisal. Looks like Will Hill's Twitter-hackin' nemesis is up to no good again. Arkansas (14-8, 4-5 SEC) IUPUI has a higher RPI than the Razorbacks, and they have the third-highest RPI in their division at 108. In a related story, the West is terrible this year. LSU (10-13, 2-6 SEC) Despite such a ravenous fan base, this is quite possibly the most boring team in the country in all the major conferences. Auburn (8-15, 1-8 SEC) Somehow took Georgia to the brink, but lost in overtime. They're about as close to being a good team as Christina Aguilera was to actually singing the national anthem. Mon day Tuesday Wednesd ay *p* Friday e BOB GRAHAM CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE Presents Senator Mike Haridopolos Win a FREE iPad if you balance the budget and submit it by February 9. www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/budgetapp Thursday, February 10, 6p.m. University of Florida Pugh Hall Ocora 2$ 3 4J Rosa Taveras and Jesse Simonton / Alligator Sta Free parking available 352-846-1575 www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu


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We Inform. You Decide. VOLUME 105 ISSUE 24 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Todayvisit www.alligator.org UF forward Alex Tyus (right) nearly jumped to the NBA after last season and has seemingly regressed in his senior year, scoring his fewest points per game since his freshman year. See Story, Page 14.By HANNAH WINSTONAlligator Writer Hairnet and latex gloves intact, Dave Schneider washed the trays that were handed to him though the small window in the St. Francis House kitchen. To the shelter, he was just another helping hand. Only his fellow party members knew he would be on the Student Government ballot running for Student Body President in two weeks. Schneider was one of 15 members of the Progress Party who worked at the shelter Monday morning handing out meals to Gainesville’s homeless. The third-year political science and history major said the Progress Party has a high emphasis on service. However, he said many students forget that UF is part of the greater Gainesville area and that they need to be involved outside of UF as well. “SG is supposed to be this voice,” he said. “You can’t separate it from the Gainesville com munity.” He said he and the Progress Party want to bring service back to SG. “Even though we’re not in power now,” he said,“we can make a difference.” Michael Morales, the Progress Party campaign manager, said his party wants to get students involved to make that change. “Activism goes beyond protests and holding signs,” he said. He said the Progress Party is attending as many student organization meetings as possible to see how they can make a difference in the Gainesville community. A lot of the organizations are hesitant or think they can’t talk with SG, he said. He and the Progress Party want to change that. “It’s not what SG is used to,” Morales said. “But we can try.” Louisiana police say woman allegedly hit boyfriend with frozen steak HOUMA, La. — Police in the southern Louisiana city of Houma say a woman upset over her lack of freezer space allegedly hit her boyfriend in the face with a frozen beefsteak. Police told The Courier newspaper that 47-year-old Edith Tassin was booked with aggravated battery against 51-year-old Jer ry Voisin. Authorities say she has since been released on bond. Police say Voisin called police on Sunday evening and told them Tassin was trying to cool a mixed drink and became upset Police say Voisin was bleeding from the Tassin had not been assigned a public defender as of Monday.— THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunny 60/35FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 Jesse Lash / AlligatorDave Schneider, the Progress Party candidate for Student Body President, works alongside Fernando Figueroa, a Progress Party volunteer, to help serve meals at St. Francis House on Monday. STUDENT GOVERNMENTProgress Party members serve homeless THE APPLICATION IS ON THE GRAHAM CENTER’S WEBSITE.By ALEXANDER KLAUSNERAlligator Staff Writer If you think eliminating a state budget Public Service wants you to try it for your self. A new application on the center’s website challenges the average person to take on the daunting task of eliminating FloriGov. Rick Scott and the Florida legislature will face in March. Senate President Mike Haridopolos will announce the winner Thursday. Those who can successfully complete the puzzle can enter to win a free iPad. “What we’re trying to do is invite people to solve our budget crisis and to understand a little bit more about what are the main components of our Florida budget,” said Ann Henderson, director of the Graham Center. “We are one of the states where our Constitution requires a balanced budget.” When the application is opened, users are greeted by a pie chart and a series of boxes where students can enter how much money they want to cut from each sector. “If you try the application, you can quickly conclude that this is a lot a lot more pain involved no matter what action you might take,” Henderson said. Henderson said she hopes that the challenge will have 2,000 entries by Thursday. Puzzle allows players By HANNAH SWERDLOFFAlligator Contributing Writer If Florida Senate Bill 234 passes, licensed gun owners will be allowed to UF Student Senate President Ben Meyers, who represents the Unite Party, met with Sens. Brittnie Baker, Amanda Jones and Ingrid Tojanci on Friday to draft a resolution denouncing this bill. The judiciary committee reviewed the bill and will give it a favorable recommendation at the Senate meeting on Tuesday. “It’s a non-political issue,” Meyers said. “I’m a Republican; I believe in gun rights. There’s no reason why students should be going around carrying guns.” The resolution lists recent instances of gun violence on college campuses, including ones at the University of Texas and Florida State University, and recommends that students become educated on weapon Student Senate to vote on anti-gun resolutionMeyers Ne ws S tate SEE GUNS, P AGE 8 “Activism goes beyond pro tests and holding signs.”Michael Morales Progress Party campaign manager

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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 24 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECAST WHAT’S HAPPENING UF Phi Beta Lambda Information Session Today, 6:15 p.m. Matherly Hall, Room 118 Students interested in developing leadership, communication and team skills should join Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America. FBLA is the premier professional business organization in the nation. Learn more about our state conference and how you can compete, be recognized and win prizes. Theater Strike Force Show Supporting Florida Alternative Breaks Today, 6:30 p.m. Plaza of the Americas UF’s premier improv and comedy sketch troupe will be performing a show in order to support the FAB Disaster Recovery Trip. Stop by for some laughs and to learn about FAB’s Disaster Recovery Trip to Nashville, Tenn., over spring break. Islam and Race: An American Perspective Today, 6:45 p.m. University Memorial Auditorium Sherman Jackson, a professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Michigan, will speak about the issues regarding race in America and how the religion of Islam addresses these issues. In 2009, Jackson was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world and has also been recognized as one of the top-10 experts on Islam in America. 720 Balloon Pop Challenge Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. Plaza of the Americas The UF Bateman Team wants to find out if UF students can pop 720 balloons in seven minutes and 20 seconds. European Study Abroad Info Session Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. Turlington, Room 3312 Students interested in going to Krakow, Brussels or Salzburg this summer can come to the info session sponsored by the Center for European Studies and get all their questions answered. Free pizza will be served. Call 392-8902 for more details. Connecting The Gator Nation Wednesday, 5 p.m. Emerson Alumni Hall This event will provide students with a unique oppor tunity to build their network by connecting with UF alumni. It will provide them with training on getting the most out of networking, tips on Benefit Concert Sunday, 6 p.m. Upper Room Ministries, 3575 NE 15th St. This concert helps the University Gospel Choir alleviate some costs for its annual spring break tour. For more information, contact the University Gospel Choir at universitygospelchoir.com or e-mail universitygospelchoir@gmail.com. Indonesia Scholarship Information Session Monday, 4:30 p.m. Hub, Room 170 The Freeman Foundation is offering a fully funded, nine-week summer internship study abroad opportunity in Indonesia. Internship fields include economic development, public health, art, education and environmental protection. Interested American and Indonesian sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. 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. NATIONAL LIVINGSTON, Mont. — A Montana man who took exception to someone else giving his dog a biscuit faces a misdemeanor assault charge. The Livingston Enterprise reports one man had reached over a fence to give a dog a bone Thursday when the dog’s owner grabbed him and threw him up against a garage. Livingston Police Chief Dar ren Raney says the dog’s owner believed the other man was trying to poison the dog. He was not. The biscuit giver was not injured.— THE ASSOCIATED PRESShow to best market yourself and networking experience to build your confidence in these types of situations. Space is limited to the first 75 students who RSVP through Gator CareerLink. Log in to GCL at crc.ufl. edu, click on “Events,” select “Workshops” and select RSVP next to “Connecting the Gator Nation.” Harness Your Passion Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Harn Museum Participants will have the opportunity to view student art as well as the new African textile exhibit. In addition, other activities related to the 2010 CRP selection will take place and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call New Student and Family Programs at 352-392-1261, or email newstudentinfo@ dso.ufl.edu. SG Absentee Ballots By Friday Absentee ballots for the SG election can be requested at sg.ufl.edu/elections. Look under “For the Voter.” The election will be held Feb. 22 and 23. Women’s Leadership Conference “Blueprint for Success” Registration By Friday The conference on Feb. 27 offers participants the opportunity to improve their leadership skills. With workshops and a graduate school panel, participants will discover the building blocks they need to become successful leaders in society. UF alumnus Diana Diaz, co-anchor for Miami News Channel 7, will be the keynote speaker. Fourteenth Annual Medical College Forum Saturday Reitz Union Students can learn about the medical school admission process and meet admissions deans and directors from every school in the state and across the country. Register online at ufpremed.org/mcf or at the event. 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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 THE WALL WILL BE LOCATED IN PUGH HALL.By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer Civil debate at UF is going hightech. The Bob Graham Center for Public Service will begin test runs in February or March for its Great Civil Debate Wall, an interactive project that will encourage students, faculty and others to comment on controversial issues affecting day-to-day life. installed in October, according to Ann Henderson, director of the center. It will use a wall in Pugh Hall to pose questions about pressing political issues, which people can then answer using an on-site multi-touch interface as well as associated electronic forums such as smart phones, Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. For example, a student could vote on whether he or she approves of off-shore oil drilling in Florida and view others’ responses. The student could answer anonymously or choose to include personal information. “What we hope to be able to do when we ask questions like agree,” Henderson said. “This is a ground.” The idea developed from the center’s desire to create a project that would encourage civil debate, largely because Florida residents are not as engaged in civil issues as those of other states, she said. The Great Civil Debate Wall is one way in which the Bob Graham Center hopes to address the need for increased civility, Henderson said. It is one of several projects funded by the center’s $3 million grant from the Knight Foundation, been determined. The center began work on the project about a year ago with Local Projects, a New York-based design “Our studio focuses on different types of civil engagement and storytelling, so I think we’re a natural partner for the project,” said Jake Barton, Local Projects principal and founder. The wall provides a unique opportunity to reach out and engage a diverse student body in discussions about controversial issues, he said. When the project is completed, the Bob Graham Center Public Ser vice Council will choose a new issue to explore each week. The council, which is made up of undergraduate students receiving minors from the center, will monitor the week’s responses and polling numbers and post the results to the center’s website. The wall at Pugh Hall will hopeHenderson said. Potential locations for future walls include Library West, Star bucks and other places at UF and throughout Gainesville. Photo Illustrations: Special to the AlligatorThese images represent what the Great Civil Debate Wall, an interactive project, will look like once it’s constructed at Pugh Hall. The wall will be used to encourage students and faculty to voice their opinions on controversial issues. Debate wall to encourage students to voice opinionsBy KAT BEIN and MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff Writers The two UF swimmers just wanted jackets, but they got handcuffs and misdemeanors instead. Lily Ramirez, 20, and Daniela Victoria, 21, were in the Nordstrom store at the Florida Mall in Orlando on Satur day and decided not to pay the $130 for the North Face jackets they wanted, according to Orange County Jail records. Unfortunately for them, loss prevention employees saw them walk out of the store on their security monitors and watched as the two put the jackets in their car and returned to shopping. the jackets laying in plain sight. The employee stayed and watched the car until the swimmers came back to leave. When he asked if they stole the jackets, they said yes, and he escorted them back to Nordstrom in handcuffs. The car was towed and the women charged with petit theft. They’ve since been released.Two UF swimmers arrested for shoplifting in OrlandoPolice say they stole $130 North Face jackets Campus Crime

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SPONSORS WOULD WAIVE THE $9,800 ENTRY FEE.By ALLISON BANKO Alligator Writer In six months, more than two dozen horses and equestrians will pair up to take on 1,000 kilometers of rough Mongolian terrain. For most, the Mongol Derby presents a daunting task. For 22year-old UF anthropology senior Sallie Dehler, it represents a dream. This just may be the year she reaches it. Dehler has advanced to the top as a competitor in the 10-day derby set for Aug. 6, which is dubbed as the longest and toughest horse race on the planet. The Adventurists and Horse Hero, both companies of the derby, will sponsor one equestrian and waive the $9,800 entry fee in exchange for the rider’s documentation of his or her experience through video and blogging. tobiographical videos that are posted on Horse Hero’s website, trying to reel in as many votes as they can before this Saturday to become the winner, who will be announced next Monday. with the derby when a friend emailed her a link to its website about a year ago. Her interest in Mongolia grew when she heard her professor tell stories of the country during a twomonth trip to Ethiopia last semester for an archeological dig. “Horses have always been sort of a plaything to me,” she said. “It’d be interesting to see a culture that really relies on them for a huge part of its life.” The Mongol Derby will present a change of pace for its competitors, as riders will compete on an array of different horses lent to them by local nomads that live along the race’s route. Dehler said competing on unfamiliar horses will present a major challenge. “Horses are incredibly sensitive,” she said. “Riding a brand new horse like this, a brand new one every day has their own quirks.” Katy Willings, an Adventur ist and the director of the Mongol Derby, said the path is a re-creation of a 13th-century horse messenger postal system. Riders will change horses every 40 kilometers and there will be stations with Mongolian veterinarians ensuring the health of the horses. and local families preparing food for the racers. “People have to be able to rely on the hospitality of total strangers,” Willings said. “You share a meal with a family you don’t share a language with.” She said that it’s up to the racers how they wish to allocate their time, whether it’s resting with the nomads or continuing along the path that they will navigate on their own using only a map and GPS. “It’s quite a dangerous, risky event,” she said. “You need a bit of luck with you to win. There really are so many things that could go wrong. It’s them, the horse and everything the course throws at them.” But Dehler is no stranger to adventure. She worked as a wrangler at a Wyoming ranch that had more than 200 horses, repelled down a 130-foot waterfall and led backpacking expeditions through Maine’s White Mountains. Despite all Dehler’s experiences, she said the feeling that washes over her when she’s horseback riding is unmatched. “It’s very empowering and calming at the same time,” she said. “I get a kind of focus with it that I don’t get with many other things.” To vote for Dehler and see her contestant video, visit horsehero. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011Special to the AlligatorSallie Dehler, a UF senior anthropology major, will compete in a 10-day derby in August in Mongolia. Student competes to enter Mongolian horse raceTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSPeople are capable of doing many things for love. What Grace Guajardo did forced the evacuation of more than 300 people from a plane moments before takeoff. Authorities say she phoned in a false bomb threat to keep her boy“I’m sorry, but I did it for love,” Guajardo said Monday after she was charged with making a false bomb threat. Freed pending trial, she faces up to 61 days in jail if convicted. Prosecutors decided not to invoke the more severe anti-terrorism law after hearing the couple’s story. Her man, Rodrigo Gomez, had already boarded Iberia Flight 6830 for Madrid on Sunday, planning to take a months-long job as a cruise ship waiter. Desperate that he was leaving, Guajardo admitted she called the air port from her cell phone demanding that authorities tell Gomez his father was gravely ill. When that didn’t work, she called back, alleging there was a bomb on the plane, authorities said. The plane was already taxiing down the tarmac when pilots parked it in a remote location where the 312 people aboard were taken off and polously searched the luggage. Meanwhile, records showed both calls were made from a cell phone that Gomez had left at home. Guajardo then confessed and was arrested Sunday. She did succeed in getting Gomez to stay in Chile. The other 311 people were rescheduled for a Monday “Yes, I’m sorry for what I did, it wasn’t the best thing to do, but at least he’s here,” Guajardo said outside court. The couple informed the court that they have lived together for eight years and have three children. Gomez has often worked as a waiter on cruise ships, and was leaving home again after a year and a half in Santiago. “I can’t be angry, I have to support her. What she needs is love, nothing more,” Gomez said, and they kissed again before the cameras. Woman makes most romantic bomb threat THE ASSOCIATED PRESSEmployers should think twice before trying to restrict workers from talking about their jobs on Facebook or other social media. That’s the message the government sent on Monday as it settled a closely watched lawsuit against a Connecticut ambulance company book to criticize her boss. The National Labor Relations Board sued the company last year, arguing the worker’s negative comments were protected speech under federal labor laws. The company claimed cause of complaints about her work. Under the settlement with the labor board, American Medical Response of Connecticut Inc. agreed to change its blogging and Internet policy that barred workers from disparaging the company or its supervisors. The company also will revise another policy that prohibited employees from depicting the company in any way over the Internet without permission. Both policies interfered with longstanding legal protections that allow workers to discuss wages, hours and working conditions with coworkers, the board said. “I think it certainly sends a message about what the NLRB views the law to be,” said Jonathan Kreisberg, the NLRB regional director in Hartford who approved the settlement. “The fact that they agreed to revise their rules so that they’re not so overly restrictive of the rights of employees to discuss their terms and conditions with others and with their felthat comes out of this,” Kreisberg said. Terms of a private settlement agreement between the employee, Dawnmarie Souza, and the company were not disclosed, but Kreisberg Souza will not be returning to work there. Souza declined a request for comment. A representative for American Medical Response did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Souza posted the Facebook comments in 2009 from her home computer, hours after her supervisor said a customer had complained referred to her supervisor using the company’s code for a psychiatric patient. Her remarks at the time drew supportive posts from colleagues. Chuck Cohen, a labor and employment lawyer and former NLRB member during the Clinton administration, said the case will have employers around the country re-examining their Internet policies. But he warned that the case doesn’t give employees free rein to discuss anything work-related on social media. “The line can go over to disloyalty or dishen said. “This is not without boundaries, but we just don’t have a good sense yet of where the boundaries are.” over Facebook commentsNATIONAL “The fact that they agreed to revise thing that comes out of this.”Jonathan Kreisberg NLRB Regional Director Ne ws Of fbeat

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ASSOCIATED PRESSWhy does a photographer cover a war, putting himself in harm’s way? For adventure, by happenstance or to calm that front-page fever, answered an illustrious panel of photographers gathered in Paris, who covered the Vietnam War. Or more often than not, it’s because it’s in the blood. Henri Huet, an AP photojournalist who lost his life in 1971, when the military helicopter he was riding in was gunned down over southern Laos, was one of those who “went to war like other people go to work,” said Horst Faas, a Pulitzer Prize-winner who headed the Saigon bureau of The Associated Press from 1962 to 1974. “Henri never considered himself a war photographer,” said Faas, who was Huet’s boss. But “he could really photograph the soul of a GI.” The comments were made Monday, as a group of Vietnam-era photojournalists gathered in Paris to launch an exhibit of Huet’s wartime photographs 40 years after his death. During the Vietnam era, helicopters were the bane of photographers at war, necessary evils that allowed them to move around but the panel said. Today, photojournalists face new perils and are unprotected by the technological advances that allow some print reporters to cover stories from a distance. “There isn’t a lens long enough that allows a photographer to sit at home and take a picture,” said Russell Burrows, the son of famed Life photographer Larry Burrows, who was among those killed with Huet. Richard Pyle, a former Saigon bureau chief for the AP during the war, said that today, “murder has become a primary cause of deaths among working journalists.” During the Vietnam War, there were no “embeds,” journalists implanted with wellarmed troops, like those who cover wars today from Iraq to Afghanistan. But neither were there snipers, police or troops targeting journalists — who are being killed today at a far greater rate. The Paris-based World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers says 66 journalists and media workers were killed in 2010 because of their profession — with Mexico and Pakistan the deadliest countries. Journalists worldwide are “targeted for incorruption and other crimes,” it said in a report last month. Two journalists have died in recent weeks in uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. An Egyptian reporter from a state-run newspaper was shot by a sniper last week while photographing clashes from his balcony. In Tunisia, a French photographer died of his injuries after a tear gas canister struck him as police put down a peaceful demonstration in the capital. Photographer Olivier Laban-Mattei said that despite the dangers, there is no shortage zones. Many are freelancers, with neither a paid plane ticket nor life insurance, he added Laban-Mattei, 33, was in Tunis working beside Lucas Dolega of the EPA agency when his colleague was hit by a tear gas canister Jan. 14. He died three days later. So why take such risks? For Huet, the AP photographer who lost in the blood, his colleagues say. Still, “Henri knew fear. Henri was afraid of getting killed. But he knew how to take care,” said his former boss, Faas. It was helicopters that frightened him most. Nick Ut, photographer of the infamous shot of a young Vietnamese girl running naked down a road after a napalm attack, said the horrors of war for the world. The dead and wounded were the grim fare of wartime, but “I never saw a picture like that. Children. Naked,” said Ut, who began working at the AP at the age of 15 on the advice of his older brother, a photographer killed in southwestern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. “We know the job is very dangerous,” he said. “But if you don’t see the picture, you don’t see the story.” The exhibit “Henri Huet, Vietnam” runs Wednesday through April 10 at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 AP PhotoAssociated Press photographer Nick Ut, right, speaks as photographer Christian Simonpietri, looks on during a Monday news conference at the Grand Palais CAPE in Paris. INTERNATIONALVietnam-era journalists see new dangers today

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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 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 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 EDITOR Monday’s question: Did you think the Super Bowl ads were funny?49% YES 51% NO67 TOTAL VOTESToday’s question: Could you eat an entire pizza in one sitting if you were really hungry?Long DivisionIt seems counterintuitive that a school board would vote to undo a policy which led to better schools all over the district. In Wake County, N.C., that’s what’s happening. After the plan to integrate schools by income of the nine-member board voted against what they saw as government inter ference. They said the long bus rides needed to diversify schools were a detriment to students and that children needed the chance to attend more convenient neighbor hood schools. However, because of the disparity of wealth distribution by ethnicity, moving these kids back home is essentially re-segregating them. Such a move robs them of the ability to learn about people of other cultures, classes and backgrounds. A diverse school environment is what breeds understanding, tolerant members of society who can collaborate with nearly anyone. This is the corner stone of our workforce and our economy. Besides, if education has to boil down to a debate between convenience and excellent schools, the choice should be clear. Denying children the best possible schooling to simply to make a politically charged anti-government statement is unacceptable. Here’s to hoping this incident won’t become a trend.Christina Aguilera’s mistakes while singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl made our stomachs sink. Something sounded off about her cadence, but we weren’t sure if the words really went in the order we thought. Internet searches on the national anthem quickly surged cions of a botched patriotic song, turned back to their television sets to shake their heads in dismay. Sure, we had to check the words, but she’s a singer. How could she mess that up? Cut her some slack. After all, the anthem’s a bizarre song. Originally written as a poem, it was set to the music of a British drinking song and was established as the national anthem in 1931 — rather recently, given its origins during the War of 1812. Beyond the strange background, spoken language has changed in the 200 years since the poem was written. For example, the line “o’er the land of the free” can be easily misheard as “or the land of the free” because we’re singing words no longer used in regular conversation. The words are confusing, and so is the structure. In fact, the anthem ends with a question, and, although the answer may be obvious, we’ve always wanted to tack an “indeed” on the end of the song. pre-football ritual. And we’ll still be making up words to the anthem.Star-mangled bannerSuper mistake forgivable Lending a hand not a reality TV priorityAh, reality TV. No other single entity, with the possible exception of McDonald’s, has done more to glorify the atrocities of American society. We can thank reality TV for such gems as “The Real Housewives,” “Teen Mom,” and, of course, the ever-classy “Jersey Shore.” For some reason, Americans cannot get enough of the binge drinking, drama causing, sad sacks of society who populate these shows. We know very well they are as far from reality as it gets. Still, one area of reality TV has amused me for years, less.” I was originally unable to look away from the destitute people living in their cars and eating out of Dumpsters, but it eventually dawned on me that these people were not alone; there was a whole camera crew following The camera crew wasn’t homeless. The show’s producer wasn’t homeless. How then, did these people follow around these homeless folks pawning off beer cans and then bid them goodnight while they headed back to their comfortable homes, leaving the homeless under a bridge? Similarly, what are the ethics behind drug abuse on TV? as heroin and meth. TV viewers get a front row seat as addicts, young and old, bite a belt wrapped around their arm to inject who knows what and act like lunatics while I’m sorry, did everyone forget that these drugs are illegal? These people are sitting here engaging in activities law battling. And in these same documentaries, when women prostitute themselves to obtain the drugs, do producers just sit by and watch the subject ride away into untold possibilities of disease and danger? The paradox is almost too much. As Americans sit by and watch homeless people freeze or drug addicts slip into oblivion, ment or, I suppose, dissuasion from doing it ourselves, the people we are watching are actually suffering. It’s something that is hardly ever noticed, but when one stops to think about shows? The documented are literally killing themselves right in front of a camera, and at night the crew goes home and sleeps in a comfortable bed, conscience clear of what they’ve seen that day. then guide them into a shelter? Or encourage the drug users into rehab? television, only to leave the people as we found them? I know nothing about the industry, but perhaps there is some sort of positive compensation. That theory isn’t sode I saw the other day where the crew caught up with a mother and daughter still living in their car. How noble desperate situation. As crazy as America is, I think these types of shows exemplify how insincere the American TV industry is. We, the viewers who indulge in these shows, are not much better. Laura Ellermeyerletters@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7Teacher unions help the communityIt would take a forum longer than a letter to the editor to correct the half-truths and mischaracterizations in Zack Smith’s editorial about teacher unions. Teacher unions have taken unpopular political positions in recent years? You mean positions such as securing funding at the state level for schools and higher education? Or the stance that Tallahassee should stop meddling in education or calling for more standardized testing without allowing local school boards to make decisions appropriate for its own schools? Teacher unions are important and effective not only in this advocacy for students, but also because educators with secure employment are better, more effective educators. Moreover, the collective bargaining agreements negotiated among unions and school boards provide procedures for removing bad teachers. Everyone talks about bad, ineffective teachers, but no one ever talks about bad administrators who don’t use these procedures to remove bad teachers. Also, Smith must be living in a completely different universe if he thinks teacher unions have a monopoly on government in the state of Florida. The legislature has been unfriendly to education in this state for several years now by handing down more and more budget cuts, and with Gov. Rick Scott and the incoming legislature it will be more of the same and worse. Universities, high schools and elementary schools in this state cannot suffer more cuts and still provide quality education. The teacher unions are one of the few groups taking a stand for Florida’s students. Jordan Dominy, Ph.D. student Co-President of Graduate Assistants Educators don’t deserve so much criticismEvery weekday, my wife is responsible for educating more than 100 sixth-graders in an Alachua County public middle school. For about $30,000 a year, she spends her days teaching kids — many of whom have medical or behavioral problems or live in government subsidized housing — and her evenings and weekends drafting her lesson plans. She pur chases her own school supplies, which often includes notebooks and pencils for students who cannot afford their own, and buys into a health care package which takes a substantial chunk of cash out of her biweekly paycheck. Imagine my surprise when Zack Smith indicted her in the pages of the Alligator simply because she is a dues-paying member of the local teachers union. Rather than criticize disinterested parents or clueless legislators, Smith heaps the blame on those individuals who choose to serve the public by educating our country’s children and at the same time want to have some kind of power over their employment and the work environment. workers before turning a critical eye to their bosses, but it is particularly appalling to see Smith’s broad condemnation of some of our society’s most underpaid and under-appreciated civil servants. Matt Mingus UF student Letters to the EditorWhen the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released this year’s list of Oscar nominations two weeks ago, the general response went something like this: “The Oscars are crap. I mean, they didn’t even nominate Christopher Nolan for ‘Inception!’ What were they thinking?” What are they ever thinking? With any awards show, you are bound to have some omissions and inclusions that make many people start to scratch their heads. The Academy is no different. Unfortunately, the Academy catches more grief than most due to the highly publicized nature of the awards and the reputation they carry. These criticisms are not without merit. To be fair, though, the Academy gets many things right with their nominations. But when they goof, they goof big-time. For many people, the headlining snub for the 83rd Academy Awards is the omission of Chrisnominees for Achievement in Directing. When I ask people what makes a director “good,” most say that the number one trademark of a good director. If they are correct, it is hard to argue with their outcry over Nolan’s snub. There were few movies or directors this year with better vision than “Inception.” Unfortunately, when I look at the Academy’s list of nominees, almost all of them are the ones I would include as having such vision. In my opinion, it is hard to see just which one is guilty of being the “most obviously undeserving” of the bunch. I will admit I was shocked by Nolan’s omission. After all, his peers at the Directors Guild of America nominated him. However, I guess in hindsight I should not have been too sur prised. But I must also keep in mind that Nolan was not nominated for “The Dark Knight” a few years ago. (It is also thought that the reason the Academy went to ten nominees for Best Picture last year.) But do you want to know why the Academy’s snubbing of “Inception” that makes even less sense? It included omitting Lee Smith for Best Film Editing. Anyone who has seen “Inception” knows that the last half of intricacy and precision. At one point, we witness four levels of the same narrative unfolding before us. It’s mindblowing. Smith’s absence is criminal. You will not convince me otherwise. But “Inception” is not the snubs. The award for Best Actor is pretty much Colin Firth’s to lose. However, in terms of getting nominated, the most anguish was had for the fans of Robert Duvall in “Get Low,” Ryan Gosling in “Blue Valentine,” and even “Inception” star Leonardo DiCaprio. Many feel that the spot for these three guys went to Javier Bardem for “Biutiful.” For my money, I would have Ryan Gosling take the place of Jeff Bridges. This pains me greatly, as I am a huge fan of Mr. Bridges. However, his work for “Crazy Heart” last year was much stronger. (I am not saying that winning the previous year should hurt potential nominees, though.) “The Social Network,” despite dominating the Golden Globes, failed to see its best performer score a nod. While Jesse Eisenberg gives was the actually the anchor of that movie. I do not think he would beat out Christian Bale (“The Fighter”), Geoffrey Rush (“The King’s Speech”), or Jeremy Renner (“The Town”), but he deserves a nomination. I could go on about how “The Town” deserves a nod for Best er whole column. And I think that’s the point with these Oscar snubs. They inspire passion about our attitudes They are a reminder that what cannot be taken from us, even if they do not get the recognition they deserve. Who cares in the end whether Christopher Nolan gets nominatHe should just keep ‘em coming. Jordan Berry is a student at the University of Alabama.Oscar snubs inspire UWireJordan BerryUWire In case you have been living under a rock, the Super Bowl was Sunday. I know, that’s not exper Bowl was on Sunday. How could you not know this? Even my mom, who hates football for taking up her few basic cable channels on Sundays, knew it was that day of the year. It is everywhere. It is unavoidable. The Super Bowl has grown to become America’s You can’t turn on the TV without commercials reminding you to stock up for the big day with food and drinks, and heck, maybe even a new bigscreen TV while you’re at it. People you know who couldn’t care less about the game or sport, host par ties and now have an excuse to get a little tipsy on an additional day of the year. Grocery and department stores all have huge displays at their entrances prompting you to pick up stuff you might not have otherwise bought — especially if you are not going to watch the game. But no, come on. You watched the game, right? Because, although February already has one “of— it now seems that football has grown to become such a beloved American pastime that Super Bowl Sunday has become the true “holiday” in February that is loved by most — including many women. On the other hand, I think it’s safe to say that Super Bowl Sunday is the only “holiday,” albeit unofWhat man doesn’t love a full day of gluttony, beer drinking and football, while loudly and unapologetically rooting for his favorite team? And, being an athlete myself, I completely understand the nature of the beast, but I have to say, the phenomenal enterprise of the Super Bowl has gotten a little big for its britches. When ESPN reported the NFL was charging people $200 for a ticket just to watch the Super Bowl on a big-screen TV outside of the Cowboys Stadium, or that to simply park one-tenth of a mile from the stadium, it would cost you $990, I couldn’t believe it. But what topped that shocker was the fact that people quickly slurped up the 4,000-some tickets that were on sale with people still waiting in line just to be near the Super Bowl. What in the world are people thinking? Don’t worry, if you were one of the 4,000 who paid to watch the game from outside, you received a Super Bowl XLV commemorative scarf as a souvenir, along with a performance by the Cowboys cheerleaders. “Geesh, you’d think it was the coming of Christ,” said someone close to me who heard this same information. I hope you enjoyed the hoopla that lasted the entire week. I hope Monday was not too rough of a day back to work after all the fun. And most of all, I hope that if you wanted to spring a small fortune on the Super Bowl, you just bought a new TV and enjoyed it from the comfort of home surrounded by family and friends on your holiday. I’m sure there is a Hallmark card for this by now, but regardless, happy belated Super Bowl Sunday from me to you. Sheryl Roadcap is a student at Ohio State University.Super Sunday an American holidayUWireSheryl RoadcapUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 The State Senate could pass a bill allowing guns on college campuses GUNS, from page 1 On Campu s Jasmine Earls / AlligatorNonstop Drip, DropStudents huddle together at the Rinker Hall bus stop to take cover from the rain Monday. Temperatures dropped to 43 degrees and rain fell consistently throughout the day. Today is expected to be sunny with a high of 60 degrees. ON CAMPUSBy SHELBY GREENEAlligator Contributing Writer Organization sells kisses for wishes

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 IT WILL BENEFIT LOVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES.By STYLIANA RESVANISAlligator Contributing Writer Students interested in running for a good cause might want to consider joining GatorSOLES, a new UF organization. The club, whose motto is “Sweat, Overcome, Lead, Endure and Serve,” aims to provide an atmosphere where students can workout, socialize and have fun while raising money for various charities. The organization is taking community by participating in the Gator Smiles Fifth Annual 5K Cupid Fun Run on Saturday. Penelope Kallis, treasurer of GatorSOLES, said the proceeds will go toward providing cleft lip and palate surgeries to underprivileged children through Love Without Boundaries and to patients and families through the UF Craniofacial Center. The club will par ticipate in its second race on Feb. 26 and proceeds will fund the American Heart Association. Overall, the organization aims to stimulate interest in running Running club holds 5K race for charity On Campu s By MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Writer The economy has been said to kill businesses, but it may also be shrinking the number of Florida shark attacks. UF’s International Shark Attack File annual report, released Monday, said the number of shark attacks in the state has been decreasing for four years. In 2007, 31 people were attacked. In 2010, 13 people were attacked. George Burgess, a regular Discovery Channel guest expert and UF ichthyologist, thinks the economy and the BP oil spill are largely responsible for the decrease in attacks because they’ve kept people from going to the beach. “You can directly tie these activities to the number of people in the water,” he said. According to the most recent study by Visit Florida, a tourism marketing company, statewide tourism increased just 0.6 percent from July to September, as compared to the same months in 2009. Burgess said the data on the attacks was strange this year. Globally, there were 79 shark attacks in 2010. That’s more than in previous years — almost as many as the alltime high of 80 in 2000. Despite this, Florida’s numbers continue to drop. “This is an unusual year in Florida,” Burgess said. Sharks bite fewer FloridiansBurgess

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Call 335-7066 for info. 4-20-10-70-2 FOX HOLLOWGated Entry MOVE-IN SPECIAL 1BR STARTING AT $499. 7301 W Univ Ave Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 352-332-3199 www.foxhollowgainesville.com Text: foxhollow@65374 4-20-10-70-2WALK TO UF! 1BR $425Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise ‘’any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination.’’ We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. 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Move In Today/January/Fall! 1/1 from $625 * 1/1 LOFT from $625 2/2 from $669 *3/2 from $779 Pools * Cardio * Tanning . Washer/Dryers * HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 * Pets Loved! 4-20-10-70-2 BRIDGELIGHT1 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 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’s & 3/3’s RMM Match HUGE Walk In Closet Prem Cable & Hi Speed Intrnt Incld 4-20-10-70-2 SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES 1.1 Townhomes >From $525 mo; 1 mo free with yr lease. Walk to Campus 352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041 www.sunisland.info 4-20-10-70-2 SUN BAY and Sun Key 1.1 bedroom Apartment (Not just a room!) 1mo free for UF students >From $475 mo; Walk to Campus No other offers apply 352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041 www.sunisland.info 4-20-10-70-2 PET’S PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-1610-40-2 $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 Pine Rush Villas NO PET/ALARM FEES Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits 1/1 *$439 2/1 *$558 Near UF and Oaks Mall Ph. 375-1519 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 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 2-18-11-20-2 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 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 Summer Place One Bedroom *$439 Pet friendly No weight limit Close to main postal facility & shopping. Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com 4-20-11-49-2 Condominiums 2 & 4 Bedrooms now or summer and fall. Popular locations such as CountrySide, Southwest and Shands area. Call for details Bristol Park Realty 352 367 2669 Bristolparkrealty.com 3-14-11-21-2 Duplex, Duckpond, CHA, carport, carpets, ceiling fans, quiet, trees, large yard, $700mo, 920 NE 6th Ave., 376 0080; 284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net 2-18-11-10-2 3/2 Available Fall! 4 Blocks to UF ***48 Hour Special*** 352-371-7777 3-4-11-20-2 $360-rooms available in beautiful 4/4 condo in SW Gville. Incl. cable and internet. 5 mins from UF and Butler Plaza. Walk-in closets, W/D included, furnished common area. 352.514.3398. 2-28-15-2 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 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 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 1 or 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 2-15-11-10-4 I’VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11

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Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5WALK 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 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 4-20-10-70-10GOATS 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 4-20-10-70-11SCOOTER 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 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. 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 submit 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. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-20-1070-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandy’s Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-20-10-70-1412, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011

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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 2-15-10-35-14 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 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 3-16-20-14 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 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 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 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. Web Programmer (P/T) Programming websites and applications using Classic ASP and SQL Server. Small company in G’ville, great work environment. About 20 hrs/wk. www.oandp.com/careers 2-25-11-17-14 P/T Administrator for Non-Profit Local nursing home outreach program seeks P/T admin coordinator to handle inquiries, monitor volunteers, coordinate projects, etc. About 10 hrs/wk, www.acrosstheages.org/job 2-25-11-17-14 NANNY NEEDED 25-30hrs/wk; $12/hr 3 kids: infant to 7yrs; M-F 2-8pm clean bkkg; exp + refs; long term commit; email resume, sched, pix, + hello to NOAH'S ARK NANNY: gnv@nanoneone.com 2-10-11-5-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS!!! Smokers are needed to participate in a study assessing the effects of various activities on smoking. Compensation provided. 336-406-3706 or uflsmokelab@gmail.com 2-15-7-14 Summer Camp Counselors Needed Trail's End & Chestnut Lake Camps PA Guaranteed Experience of a Lifetime; Limited openings for Sports Specialists, Crafts Specialists, Lifeguards & Bunk Counselors; June 17th August 14th Gain experience working with kids. SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION NOW! www.trailsendcampjobs.com 2-18-11-1014 SANDY’S SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working environment. PT/FT positions available. $7.50/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 2906 NW 13th St 2-18-11-10-14 Gator Dining Services, located on the University of Florida Campus, has an immediate opening for experienced cooks. We offer flexible schedules, competitive pay, and a great working environment. Those interested in joining this dynamic team can apply online at www.gatordining.com or in person in room B-73 of the Reitz Union. 2-14-11-5-14 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 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. 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Sports TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org THE SENIOR’S NUMBERS HAVE REGRESSED THIS SEASON.By GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writergluca@alligator.org When Alex Tyus decided to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and return to Florida following his junior season, his play was expected to take a considerable step forward. Tyus averaged 11.8 points and tied for a team high with 6.9 rebounds per contest in 2009-10, but the forward appears to have taken a step back. He is currently the only starter not av8.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game are his lowest since he was a freshman. Although ESPN’s Chad Ford and Andy Katz said last offseason that Tyus should return to school or risk going undrafted, his regression as a senior is noticeable to even his strongest supporters. But performances like his second half against Kentucky on Saturday — when Tyus had eight points, three rebounds and truly capable of. “That’s the Alex we know,” senior for ward Chandler Parsons said. “That’s the Alex we want to play for 40 minutes every game. He’s a great player and he’s helped us all year long, but the way he played in the second half was unbelievable.” Teammates, coaches and fans have seen what Tyus can do when he is at the top of his game, but there have been few signals to how well the senior will play on a given night. Saturday’s game proved to be a microcosm of his inconsistency. POLL RESULTS UF BASKETBALL NEWS BRISSETT SIGNS LOI alligatorSports Podcast Previous question: How would you grade the Florida football team’s 2011 recruiting class? Percent (Votes)B 70% (53) C 16% (12) A 12% (9) F 3% (2) D 0% (0)76 TOTAL VOTES Tom Green and the Gainesville Sun’s Ed As choff join host Adam Berry to discuss Florida’s class and discuss the highs and lows of covering recruiting. Check it out on iTunes. Senior Chandler Parsons was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday, and the Gators are now ranked No. 17 in the AP Poll. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who orally committed to UF on Friday, signed and faxed his national letter of intent to the Gators on Monday.Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffFlorida senior forward Alex Tyus has seemingly regressed in his fourth season Tyus struggling with inconsistencyBy JESSE SIMONTONAlligator Staff Writerjsimonton@alligator.org Coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s baseball approach relies on good pitching supported by solid defense. Enter Austin Maddox, a potential hindrance to this philosophy. The sophomore slugger and reigning Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year is Florida’s best returning hitter, but the third baseman also happens to where balls are hit the hardest. After he led the team in hits, home runs and RBIs, there is little concern over the possibility Maddox will experience a sophomore slump. Instead, questions linger whether he can man the hot corner for a full season. A year after playing 29 games at third base and leading the team with 12 errors, Maddox has committed himself to getting in shape and “He has been determined since the summer on to make himself the best defensive third basemen he can,” O’Sullivan said. “His body has changed. He dedicated himself in the offseason to get better defensively, and he’s done great so far.” Maddox started the season as Floribaseman during the 2010 campaign. But ger injury, Maddox moved to a position he had not played since the ninth grade. Formerly a standout high school for the Freshman All-American. Overwhelmed and admittedly ner vous, Maddox had three days to relearn the position before his debut against Florida Gulf Coast midway through the 2010 season. O’Sullivan acknowledged Maddox handled it great,” he said. While his handling of the transition went well, his adaptation to his new position was mixed. In the 29 games he Maddox adjusting to hot cornerBy MELISSA PENDERAlligator Writer Watching Elizabeth Beisel place in the 200-yard backstroke against Tennessee, it’s hard to imagine her as a funny, sweet 18-year-old who loves to joke around with her teammates on the Florida swimming and diving team. But that’s what makes Beisel special. One minute, she pool; the next, she is just another college freshman having fun with her friends. Coach Gregg Troy said Beisel brings a lot of experience to the team, but what’s more important is her attitude. “She‘s very light, lots of fun, lot of smiles, lot of giggles,” he said. “[She] kind of cements the team together.” Beisel, a Rhode Island native, has plenty of reasons to smile. At 13, she was on the U.S. national team as one of the nation’s top 40 swimmers. At 15, she placed fourth in the 200-meter individual medbackstroke as the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team in Beijing. At 16, she won the bronze Beisel Baseball SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16 SEE BASE, PAGE 15 SEE SWIM, PAGE 15UF SWIMMING

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 15 THE GATORS WILL TAKE ON NO. 25 USF, NO. 5 UNC AND NO. 6 DUKE THIS WEEK.By THOMAS NASSIFFAlligator Writer While some teams might be too highly ranked to start the season, the No. 2 Florida women’s tennis team makes sure to earn its ranking. The Gators (4-0) have a history of going out of their way to schedule highly ranked opponents, as UF will take on No. 25 USF today at 5 p.m. at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex before going on a tough road trip at No. 5 North Carolina and No. 6 Duke this weekend. Last spring, the Gators had a similar schedule, playing an astounding 25 ranked teams throughout the course of the season. Of those 25 matches, the Gators only lost twice — to No. 3 Northwestern and No. 12 UCLA both at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. After tearing through a tough conference schedule, UF made a deep run in the NCAA Tournament before falling to No. 8 Stanford in the NCAA Finals. This year’s schedule has been no different, as the Gators already playing three ranked teams, but the “We’re playing teams who actually think they can beat us now,” coach Roland Thornqvist said. this season, Thornqvist said his team would have to take care of the little things in order to come out unscathed. “When you’re playing teams of this quality in the early season, the little things matter more and more,” Thornqvist said. Ultimately, he said, the Gators schedule these ing UNC and Duke will help Thornqvist’s team get ready for the ITA National Indoor Championships, which kick off on Feb. 18. Before that, though, the Gators will have to take care of business at home against the Bulls, who have only lost at then-No. 13 Georgia Tech. “We’ve just got to take care of the Gators,” Thornqvist said. “That’s always the most important thing.”UF learning from ranked foesplayed at third, Maddox was pulled for a defensive replacement 20 times. Despite holding the lowGators regular a season ago, Maddox and O’Sullivan have gone full steam ahead with his newfound position. With the help of UF trainers strength and conditioning coor dinator, Maddox has lost 10 to 15 pounds and improved his and agility. The sophomore said he has taken over 100 ground balls every day since the summer. “I’ve done a great job at changing my diet, and it’s really paid off,” he said. “I want to stay over there [third base]. I feel comfortable over there and I’ve gotten a lot better over there just working my butt off.” “He’s worked awfully hard and deserves a lot of credit,” O’Sullivan said. “We feel real comfortable with him right now.” Sophomore hopes extra work, conditioning pay off BASE, from page 14Four-time SEC Swimmer of the Week aims to make 2012 Olympic teammedal in the 200 back at the FINA (Fdration Internationale de Natation, or International Swimming Federation) World Championships in Rome. Last year at the took home two gold medals in the 400 IM and the 200 back. favorite swimming memory to date. “I had always been sort of second or third behind people, and once was really cool,” she said. “It was a great setup for coming into this year, too.” This year has brought her collegiate success in and out of the addition to swimming top times, the 200 free, 500 free, 100 back, 400 IM. Beisel also helped her relay teams qualify in the 200 freestyle and 400 medley. Beisel has earned the Southeastern Conference Female Swimmer of the Week honor four times, the most by a freshman in SEC history. She also won her third straight Rhode Island Female Athlete of the Year award on Jan. 31. “It means so much to me that Rhode Island has been behind me the entire time,” she said. “It’s cool to see that they’re still following not only me, but swimming as well.” Beisel was recently named to the 2011 FINA World Championship team along with teammates Conor Dwyer and Teresa Crippen. They will travel to Shanghai with Troy, who is an assistant coach for the team, in summer 2011. She hopes to make the 2012 help her team succeed at the SEC Championships, hosted by Florida later this month. She will also reach for personal success at the NCAA Championships in March. In the meantime, Beisel is just doing what she does best: training hard, striving for success and always having a good time. “I’m just trying to enjoy it now, taking in the whole college experience,” she said. “It’s all really new to me. It’s all sort of a cool experience.” SWIM, from page 14 “I’m just trying to enjoy it now, taking in the whole college experience.”Elizabeth Beisel UF freshman swimmer Te nnis

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16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 minutes of the second period. With 1:11 left, he capped off the night with a clutch turnaround jumper as Florida led by one. The senior even displayed the physical attributes necessary to be a quality defender. “He might be the fastest guy on the team just running from end to end,” junior guard Erving Walker said. “He’s quick, he’s long and he’s athletic, so we expect him to be there to guard guys like (Kentucky freshman Ter rence) Jones.” greatness this season, but the senior has also Wildcats, in which he failed to score and grabbed just one rebound. This trend has been present on a larger scale as well, as Tyus has scored 18 or more points in three games and failed to record more than two points in four contests. According to coach Billy Donovan, the difference between Tyus’ good days and his bad days is simply his ability to make shots. Gators frontcourt players have scored Donovan has been adamant that scoring inside early on is the key to opening up the outside. Florida has consistently made an effort to the opening three minutes in all but four of his 22 starts. cause of the effect this can have on his production. Tyus averages 11 points and 5.5 rewhere he misses his opening look. of the game when the ball is going in the basket,” Donovan said. “That’s an area that Alex has got to get better at, because he hasn’t scored a lot, hasn’t shot the ball but he’s still athletic enough that he can do other things to really help the team.” HOOPS, from page 14 1 5 Kentucky (16-6, 4-4 SEC) After two tough losses on the road this week, Wildcats fans were so depressed they left the O’Dome on Saturday night wondering which ho tel Charlie Sheen was partying at.2 6 3 Mississippi (15-8, 3-5 SEC) If the Commodores are the model decent SEC team, the Rebels fall somewhere between average and terrible: one great player, one wild coach (watch out, taxi drivers), one lucky win. LSU (10-13, 2-6 SEC) Despite such a ravenous fan base, this is quite possibly the most bor ing team in the country in all the major conferences.11 4 South Carolina (13-8, 4-4 SEC) Coach Darrin Horn easily could be “To Catch a Predator.” With Devan Downey long gone, there’s really nothing to say about this team.8 Auburn (8-15, 1-8 SEC) Somehow took Georgia to the brink, but lost in overtime. They’re about as close to being a good team as Christina Aguilera was to actually singing the national anthem.12 alligatorSports Southeastern Conference Power Poll Tennessee (15-8, 5-3 SEC) Went 1-1 this past week after a tough home loss in OT. On a lighter note, Phil Simms threatened to beat up Desmond Howard for talking trash about Simms’ son and current Volunteers backup quarterback, Matt. Vanderbilt (16-6, 4-4 SEC) Quintessential decent SEC team: nice players, nice coach, no idea how good they really are. Florida (18-5, 7-2 SEC) Which was nastier: Chandler Par sons’ schoolyard, volleyball style spike on a poor former walk-on Saturday night, or the weather in Alabama (15-7, 7-1 SEC) Faster double take: the Tide’s SEC record or Joan Rivers in a GoDad Georgia (16-6, 5-4 SEC) Despite not playing particularly well, coach Mark Fox’s Hounds went 2-0 this week against West foes. That feat is comparable to beating the “Monty Python” movies. Arkansas (14-8, 4-5 SEC) IUPUI has a higher RPI than the Razorbacks, and they have the third-highest RPI in their division at 108. In a related story, the West is terrible this year. Mississippi State (12-10, 4-4 SEC) Twitter strikes again! Ravern Johnson was suspended for publicly criticizing his coach. Renardo Sidney retweeted Johnson’s comments without reprisal. Looks like Will Hill’s Twitter-hackin’ nemesis is up to no good again.7 10 9 Rosa Taveras and Jesse Simonton / Alligator Staff