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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011


Penn and Teller reveal secrets of magic


They also discussed their careers


By ALEX ORLANDO
Alligator Writer

It started with an episode of "Howdy
Doody."
Raymond Joseph Teller was watching
the show on his brand-new TV when Clar-


abell the Clown, Howdy's mute partner,
advertised a Howdy Doody magic set.
He sent away 15 cents and two Mars bar
wrappers for the promise of real magic.
A few weeks later it arrived in a flat
envelope. Inside was a piece of perforated
cardboard for him to punch out the pieces


"I swore that I hated magic
and I hated scientists more
than anything."
Penn Jillette
Magician

and build the set himself.
That was when he stopped believing.
Penn Jillette was 12 years old when he


saw an advertisement for an ESP set. He
ordered it and got back a box with a pen-
dulum and a few other odds and ends that
he used for tricks on his buddies. They all
thought it was real. Even him.
Later that week in the school library,
Penn was glancing through a book about
magic when he saw his trick dissected and

SEE MAGIC, PAGE 4


LOCAL

New jail windows


could cut suicides


By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Writer

In January 2008, an 18-year-
old inmate hanged himself from
a jail window. He couldn't know
the trouble it would cause the
Alachua County Commission
and the Alachua County Sheriff's
Office.
Sheriff Sadie Darnell has been
pushing to get about 300 new,
suicide-proof windows ever
since that incident.
"We've had more start dates
and delays than we have toes
and fingers in this room," she
said at Tuesday's County Com-
mission meeting.
Commissioners said they're
working to get new windows,
but the project has become larger
and priacier than they expected.
"We all want the jail fixed,"
said County Manager Randall
Reid at the meeting.
Initially, the plan was to re-
place the windows in the jail's
common area, said Charlie Jack-
son, county facilities manager.


Now the plan is to replace
almost every window in the jail,
said Eugene Morris, spokesman
for the jail.
Reid estimates new windows
would cost more than $600,000.
Jackson said the cost is about
$250,000 over budget.
"We all want the jail
fixed."
Randall Reid
County Manager

Darnell said she won't allow
another suicide. Since 2008, 16
inmates tried to hang themselves
from jail windows.
"That's just not going to hap-
pen on my watch," Darnell said
in an interview.
The mother of the man who
committed suicide filed a lawsuit
against the jail. Darnell said if the
jail doesn't fix the windows and
another suicide happens, the jail
could face more lawsuits.
Jackson said the project should
start within two months.


Charles to visit Russia on Spring Break diplomacy trip


* SHE LEAVES MARCH 6.

By HANNAH WINSTON
Alligator Writer

While many students spend
Spring Break in warm, tropical plac-
es, Ashton Charles will be spending


hers talking about diplomacy in the
cold climate of Russia.
On March 6, Charles will set off
to Russia with 14 other student body
presidents as part of a program to
extend diplomacy through young
leaders across the U.S.
"Words cannot express how ex-
cited I am," she said.


The trip is financed by the Rus-
sian government, and the Open
World Leadership
U F Center of Congress
Projects connects the young
leaders with Russia.
Chang Suh, senior adviser to
the Open World Leadership Cen-
ter of Congress, said the purpose


of the agency is to support citizen
diplomacy, especially with young
people.
Charles said she was very thank-
ful for the nomination and plans to
learn as much as possible before the
trip.
Charles and Student Body Presi-
dent Gallop Franklin from Florida


A&M University are the only two
representatives from Florida.
Charles said she hopes to repre-
sent the U.S. and UF as best as pos-
sible by talking about ideas to move
toward goals for future generations.
"The best diplomacy you can
have is to interact with others," she
said.


* Florida guard Er-
ving Walker (right)
led the Gators with
25 points as UF led
wire-to-wire and
built on its strong
week with a domi-
nant 79-60 win at
South Carolina on
Wednesday.
See Story, Page 17.


Police say drunken driving suspect in Ohio pulled herself over


SANDUSKY, Ohio - Police in Ohio
can't take too much credit for stopping a
woman they say was drinking and driving
- they say she pulled herself over.
Officers in the Lake Erie town of San-
dusky say the woman stopped because she
thought she saw police lights, but it turns
out the flashing lights were from a skating
rink sign.
The Sandusky Register reports that the
woman's car got stuck in a snowbank near


the sign when she stopped early Monday
and another motorist called police.
Officers say they took 27-year-old Ni-
cole Scott to jail on charges of operating a
vehicle under the influence.
Police say Scott denied she had been
driving.
There is no telephone listing for Scott
and it isn't clear whether she has an attor-
ney.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Museum Nights: Under African
Skies
Today, 6 p.m.
Harn Museum
The Harn Museum will cel-
ebrate African art and culture.
Visitors will engage with art
from the Harn's African collec-
tion, including the latest Harn-
organized exhibition, "Africa
Interweave: Textile Diasporas."
Activities will include Adinkra
stamping and mask making,
-.., r. .IIlio by Baba Ona, a
drum performance by Agbedidi
Pazeni Sauti, an Africa choir
performance, a fashion display
by the African Student Union
and food. Admission is free.

Harness Your Passion
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Harn Museum
Participants will have the op-
portunity to view student art
as well as the new African tex-
tile exhibit. In addition, other
activities related to the 2010
Common Reading Program se-
lection 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 elec-
tion 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"
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By Friday
The conference on Feb. 27 offers
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ROMANCE

Gainesville full of love


By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Writer

Feel the love, Gators.
Gainesville placed ninth on Ama-
zon.com's 2011 list of the top 20 most
romantic U.S. cities.
The city bested 10th-place Tallahas-
see but came in behind the other Flori-
da cities on the list: third-place Orlando
and fourth-place Miami.
This isn't the first time Gainesville
has placed in the top 20; it earned sixth
place on the list in 2010.
Amazon.corn determined the top cit-
ies based on online sales of relationship
and romance books, sexual wellness
products, romantic comedies and Barry
White albums.
The company based its sales data
on items bought since Jan. 1 on a per
capital basis. Only cities with more than
100,000 residents were considered.
Romance is the second most popular
genre of fiction at the Alachua County
Library District, just behind mystery
novels.
Gall Moss, librarian supervisor and


fiction selector for the district, said this
popularity might be due to the various
subgenres for romance novels. Urban
fantasy and paranormal romances are
among the most popular choices.
"When I worked at the circulation
desk years ago, we'd have women
come in and return literally bags full of
mass-market romances and check out
the same number," Moss said. "A lot of
people are longtime lovers of romance
reading."
"A lot of people are longtime
lovers of romance reading."
Gail Moss
librarian supervisor for Alachua County
Library District

While mysteries dominate the print
arena, romances take the top spot for
downloadable e-books and audio-
books.
Since the beginning of the fiscal year
on Oct. 1, 2010, people have download-
ed 10,000 romance e-books and audio
books but only 3,200 mysteries, she
said.


Flavet bandshell safety


changes almost done


By SAMANTHA DEAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Safety requirements that have been man-
dated upon Student Government Produc-
tions for Flavet Field are currently under-
way.
The mandate, issued by the Vice Presi-
dent of Student Affairs, states that concerts
cannot be held on Flavet until all necessary
safety measures are in place.
Lt. Bill Gainey of the UPD Special Servic-
es Division said the Slightly Stoopid concert
last March was the catalyst for these new
regulations.
The new safety measures include build-
ing a fenced-off corridor that will separate
the held into two halves and provide an ac-
cess aisle for police officers.
According to Kyle Calhoun, chairman of
SGP, Flavet construction should be complet-
ed by mid-February.


A hydraulic lift with a spotlight has been
requested for nighttime concerts and low-
level lighting will be installed throughout
the field. The field will be completely fenced
in so UPD can better control the area.
UPD suggests all bands who encourage
moshing, crowd surfing or drug use not be
invited to perform at UE
The cost for these new regulations will be
paid for by SGP Calhoun said security costs
for an event at Flavet were pre-
On viously about $2,000. After the
Campus recent changes, security costs
are about $4,500. These regula-
tions probably won't be enforced a year or
two down the road, he said, so the higher
costs are for the immediate future only.
According to Calhoun, university offi-
cials said they would prefer slowly easing
into large events on the field.
Until then, the Bandshell remains un-
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Santa Fe's student government fights for bus rights


* THEY WANT A FEE, SIMILAR TO UF, THAT WOULD
ALLOW STUDENTS TO RIDE THE BUS FOR FREE.

By RACHEL STEPHENS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Almost an hour passed after his classes ended Friday after-
noon, and Ken Haberland, a first-year student at Santa Fe Col-
lege, sat at the bus stop waiting to go home. When he boarded
the bus, he had a 45-minute ride ahead of him.
SFC's student government is still working to make riding
the bus less of a hassle. Tuesday will kick off this semester's
collection of signatures for the Start the Bus! initiative, said


Guadalupe Lawrence, the spokeswoman for for initiative.
Start the Bus! is led by the Santa Fe Student Government
and would make it possible to include a bus fee in tuition to
provide unlimited, more reliable bus service for SFC students.
The fee would be capped at $3.50 per credit hour and would
allow students to ride buses for free.
A push is being made once again to gather support for the
newly modified initiative before it will be brought to Tallahas-
see sometime in the next few months.
The student government will gather signatures at the
Sweets for our Sweets event Tuesday as members pass out
doughnuts and Valentine's Day candies, Lawrence said.
Lawrence said they got more than 2,000 signatures last fall.
The initiative presented last year would have affected all ju-


nior colleges in Florida. It was vetoed because the inclusion of
a bus fee in tuition wouldn't necessarily benefit all of Florida's
junior colleges, Lawrence said.
This year, the initiative is designed to be optional, :I I. -
schools to choose whether they want to include a bus fee with
tuition.
If the initiative is passed, a Transportation Fee Committee
would need to be formed to organize routes and schedules in
coordination with where SFC students live.
But not all students are sure they would want this initiative
to pass. Haberland said he would likely not support the initia-
tive because he would have to pay more money if it passed.
However, he also said that he would like to have better bus
service.


ON CAMPUS

Group holds balloon race


By SARA KANER
Alligator Contributing Writer

About 50 students were up against
the clock as they attempted to pop 720
balloons during an event dedicated to
promoting financial literacy Wednes-
day.
The group gathered on the Plaza of
the Americas to pop the purple balloons
the UF Bateman Team put out to pro-
mote the launching of its SCORE! Cam-
paign.
The team challenged students to pop
the : :,i. .I. i... seven minutes and 20 sec-
onds, but the crowd made it in just one
minute and 57 seconds.
The 720 Balloon Pop Challenge aimed
to spark interest and prove to people
that financial literacy can be fun, said
Bateman Team member Seeta Rebbapra-
gada.
"The event went fantastic and we
hope it will drive people to our website
and our sessions," she said.
The UF Bateman Team is composed
of five fourth-year public relations ma-
jors who are given a client and must cre-
ate a public relations campaign to be en-


tered in the PRSSA Bateman Case Study
Competition.
The team's client this year is Ally
Financial Inc. Its campaign aims to pro-
mote and educate and Gainesville com-
munity about financial literacy and safe
money management habits, Rebbapra-
gada said.
The team spent last semester re-

"It's been 10 years since the
UF team has won."
Maura Reese
Team Member

searching for the campaign, conducting
surveys to find out about people's finan-
cial literacy and discovering ways they
could teach people about money man-
agement.
The team's next step is to implement
its campaign, which includes holding
financial literacy sessions on campus,
in local high schools and within the
Gainesville community.
"It's been 10 years since the UF team
has won," said team member Maura
Reese. "It's a good time to break the
streak."


Beetle could save pastures


By LAUREN ETTLINGER
Alligator Contributing Writer

A beetle native to South America has be-
come a friend to cattle ranchers in Florida
and other southeastern states. This beetle eats
an invasive and noxious weed that destroys
pastures.
Julio Medal, a UF entomology researcher,
has been working with his team since 1994
to find a bug that could get rid of the weed.
Chemical herbicides and mowing were used
with limited success to control tropical soda
apple for the last decade. However, these ex-
pensive methods only worked temporarily.
In Florida, TSA has infested about 150,000
acres of pastureland.
Medal said it was difficult to find a bug
that would not feed on anything except TSA.
TSA is related to plants like eggplant, toma-
toes, pepper and potatoes, and bugs that feed
on one of those plants usually feed on them
all.
However, the Gratiana boliviana, a Brazil-
ian leaf beetle, proved to be the bug for the


job.
"Bugs work slower than pesticides,"
Medal said. "Sometimes it can take up to two
years for the bugs to get rid of the weeds,
but in the long run they work better and are
cheaper than pesticides."
The beetle has not been able to survive
colder climates in northern Florida and
southern Alabama, said Medal.
He is now working to gain approval from
the USDA to release two more insects to con-
trol TSA.
UF The beetles have de-
Research creased the population
density of TSA by about 90
percent in central Florida in about two years,
according to William Overholt, a researcher
on the project.
Cattle ranchers in Okeechobee County
saw results after only two months.
"A woman called me in October, two
months after we had released the beetles,
and said, 'You have to come see this. I can't
believe it,'" Medal said. "She was so happy
with the results she told me she wanted to
build a monument for me."


Penn and Teller performed several magic tricks for the audience


PENN, from page 1


explained right there on the
page. That did it for him.
"I swore that I hated magic
and I hated scientists more than
anything," he said.
These were two of the slough
of reasons the magician duo
gave Wednesday night at the
Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts as to why they don't be-
lieve in magic, holistic medicine
or God.
The magicians greeted the
crowd wearing orange and
blue Gator : :-. I: :II caps as they
walked on stage.
As they sat down for the
moderated Q-and-A session,
they were asked their first ques-
tion, offered by a student before
the show: "Will Teller speak to-
night?"
Teller, known for seldom or
never speaking on their show,
"Penn & Teller: Bullshit!," nod-
ded his head, then opened his
mouth.
"I just like the idea of lying
without talking," he said.
For their first act, Teller's
hands flew through the move-


ments of a ball-and-cup trick us-
ing red Solo cups and aluminum
foil balls while Penn dissected
and explained the whole thing.
To prove the point, they did
the trick again - with clear
cups.
For another trick, Teller
picked an audience member and
handed the volunteer an apple
stuck with 100 sewing needles.
The magician plucked them
from the apple about 20 at a
time and swallowed them.
Teller wound up about 6 feet
of twine and gulped that down,
too.
After a massaging his belly
and flashing discomforted looks
to the audience, he coughed,
gagged and produced the string
from his mouth with all the nee-
dles threaded on it.
Before the show, a line of
about 1,800 people wrapped
around the Phillips Center to
see the show, hosted by Accent.
A packed house, said Corey
Portnoy, Accent's chief of staff.
Tickets were sold out 20 minutes
after the box office opened.
Accent paid Penn and Teller
$57,000.


Teller, right, performs a ball-and-cup magic trick, explained by Penn, left. The duo performed tricks and
explained their magic to a crowd of 1,800 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday.






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UF PROPERTY.

By KATY DORAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

An inch too close.
Now, too far.
On the driver's third attempt,
the giant white truck turns care-
fully into Emerson Alumni Hall's
rear entrance for the perfect park-
ing job in order to avoid fines and
charges from UF and the City of
Gainesville.
The Chow Now Food Truck,
owned and run by Jules Goll-
ner and her company, The White
Apron Catering, offers a menu
with specials like Cuban roast
sandwiches, meatball subs and
crab cakes every Tuesday.
The truck serves up to 30 peo-
ple every week outside Emerson,
the closest legal spot to UE.
According to UF regulation
documents, the truck cannot park
and sell food on UF property.
Other regulations keep Gollner
from bringing along the business's
mascot.
Rusty, her 15-pound terrier-
chihuahua mix, is not allowed in
the truck, she said.
Dogs and parking issues aside,


she said the catering industry has,
like other businesses, been af-
fected by the economic downturn,
resulting in a tight budget and a
careful dispersal of the company's
18-cent business cards.
The truck could sell food at
places like fraternity houses, but
most organizations request a mm-
imum of $1,000 just for a parking
spot, she said.
Without sufficient funds, such
prices slim the list of potential
clients and leave
On Gollner to slowly
Campus spreading the truck's
reputation.
"It's only hard because we're
not known yet," she said.
Locals like Karen Smith, a pro-
gram assistant in planned giving
for the UF Foundation, are drawn
by the idea of serving fresh food
from a vehicle.
"I'd never grasped the concept
of eating off a truck until about
a month ago," she said. "It was
only when I found out that it was
through White Apron that I elect-
ed to try it."
And in case anyone tries to
steal from the vehicle, Gollner has
a defense mechanism.
"I have this sword," she said as
she pulled out a plastic toy with
a gray blade and gold-colored
handle.
She said she hasn't used it yet.


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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011

Editorial

On the Table

Budget tests Scott's

bargaining skills
Looks like it's time for our favorite dead-eyed, Volde-
mort-impersonating governor to backtrack.
Gov. Rick Scott proposed his budget Monday, and
he changed his tune by Wednesday. Politicians from both
sides of the aisle were left scratching their heads about the
governor's radical changes, no doubt worrying about the
deep cuts he had planned.
On one hand, he may be an idiot who didn't under-
stand the state's situation thoroughly enough to compose
a reasonable plan. On the other hand, however, we can see
a spark of genius. Evil genius.
Scott may be following a Machiavellian mode of bar-
gaining, not unlike an old woman negotiating the price
of a yard sale trinket. By offering a ridiculous budget that
looks unfeasible to nearly everyone, he puts the ball in the
legislators' court as they carefully dissect his suggestions.
They may take the bait and meet him halfway on his pro-
posals, and Scott is probably looking for the resulting con-
cessions, not the approval of his whole budget.
Was the governor just too idealistic and hazy on the de-
tails? Is he making a smart business move by saying, "You
never get the deal you want"?
Or maybe someone explained to him how arrogant
"Just pass it" sounds to lawmakers.
We just hope the budget made Scott realize Florida
doesn't work like a company.



State of Depression


Q uantifying misery
sounds unscientific
at best, but we were
sti rested to see Forbes
rank the 20 most miserable
cities in America.
A few cities were obvi-
ously going to make an ap-
pearance - we're looking
at you, Detroit - but the
number of Florida commu-
nities on the list surprised
us. Sure, our state isn't the
greatest, but when Miami,
West Palm Beach, Ft. Lau-
derdale and Jacksonville all
showed up on the list, we
immediately looked into
the method the magazine
used.
Forbes took into account
the usual reasons for urban
despair such as unemploy-
ment and crime rates.
They also factored in
taxes, weather, commute
times and the records of lo-
cal sports teams.
Most of these factors are


understandable, but we
question the sports deci-
sion.
People didn't stop par-
tying during the :....rl:: ll
team's "interesting" sea-
son last semester. We may
have frowned at the games'
outcomes, but we moved
on within the span of a few
hours.
Other factors seem to
have more of an effect on
the local mood.
Perhaps an active club
scene should be considered.
What about the number
of cultural activities avail-
able to residents? Does the
number of parks and other
green spaces in a metro-
politan area affect people's
moods?
What bums us out varies
from person to person, so
these questions make quan-
tifying misery look as silly
as using formulas to find
the source of happiness.


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Column

President walking
W hat began in Tunisia as a modest protest against
the lack of socioeconomic mobility has spread
quickly throughout the entire Arab world, from
Morocco in the West to Yemen in the East. However, the
seeds of dissent flourished most in the 80 million-strong
country of Egypt.
Honestly, when I first heard of the protesting in Egypt
I was reserved; any shake up in the Middle East surely
would be bad for us, especially in Egypt. The country is
the largest and most influential in the Arab world and has
been a fair ally for the past couple decades. Any change to
the status quo would be less than ideal.
As time progressed, I realized the protests in Egypt
are more than a good thing - they are a necessary thing.
Fueled by grassroots activism, social media and a desire
for change, the protests have been a game changer. Save
for the hired thugs President Mubarak let loose onto the
streets, the protests have remained peaceful and secular,
with protesters echoing talking points that would make
any American patriot proud. Men and women, Christians
and Muslims, all marched in solidarity for democracy,
hope and a better tomorrow. Among the signs demanding
Mubarak to leave is another set of signs: signs calling for
President Obama to expedite the removal of Mubarak and
for the President to back the people, not the tyrant. Under-
standably, the president has quite a fine line to walk: en-
couraging progress and change without creating a power
vacuum that would allow less-than-wholesome factions
such as the Muslim Brotherhood from gaining power. Too
little support for the Egyptian people and too much for
Mubarak would lead to a public unforgiving of the United
States for years to come.
The sentiment in the country is solely that of self-
determination and democracy, and any influencing on


Egyptian tightrope

Chad Mohammed either side can prove danger-
letters@alligatororg ous. Ironically, it seems keep-
ing with the current course of
action and encouraging the
progress to free and fair elections is best for Egypt and the
current geopolitical climate.
That said, critiques of the president are numerous but
not in agreement. It appears the opposition and presi-
dential hopefuls themselves have no true course of ac-
tion. Former Arkansas governor and Fox News personal-
ity Mike Huckabee criticized Obama for not supporting
Mubarak enough publicly. Yet he claims, "This would not
have required us to approve everything he did or deny
the rights of the people of Egypt to demand a change of
government." Exactly how one supports a figure that is
truly hated by his citizens and doesn't support his deci-
sions and actions is beyond me.
On the other hand, former Minnesota Gov. Tim
Pawlenty claimed Obama hasn't done enough to distance
himself from Mubarak and lambasted the administration
for early statements that were lukewarm to the Egyptian
President. At least House Speaker Boehner and Senate Mi-
nority Leader McConnell both concede the President has
been handling the situation "pretty well."
A presidential call for reform in Egypt but stopping
short of asking for Mubarak's departure without the Egyp-
tians having an overarching plan for transition would be
detrimental to the world's political and economic well-
being. I am confident if any of the current Republican
2012 contenders were commander in chief they would be
shrewd to follow the same path lest we lose our most in-
fluential ally in the region.
Chad Mohammed is a second-year chemical engineering
major. His column appears on Thursdays.


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Letters to the Editor
America faces an education crisis
During the 2010 winter break, I went
home to my hometown, Johor Bahru, after
four years. Johor Bahru is a major city in Ma-
laysia, separated from Singapore by a thin
strait. Singapore is also a rich, prosperous,
-._.:hi,-i,. ....: ill advanced and cosmopolitan
first-world island country of no more than
five million souls and less than 300 square
miles of land. Comparatively, Malaysia,
which is blessed with natural resources of
tin, copper, rich soil and oil, languished in
second place as a second-world country. Sin-
gapore also boosts one of the most highly
educated populations, with a vibrant re-
search and development sphere and highly
regarded universities. My parents are such
fervent believers in the power of education
that all their children were educated there
despite the costs and long transit time. Sin-
gapore students routinely take medals in
Math and Science Olympiads and ace the
British GCE systems. In contrast, Malay-
sia had been engaging in such a systematic
educational regression that the University of
Malaya, which once was regarded as the best
college in Southeast Asia, is not even ranked
in the top 100 today. The National Univer-
sity of Singapore, on the other hand, stands
at 31, just four places behind UC Berkeley.
My uncle told me that a Singaporean minis-
ter, while speaking at a top Malaysian high
school, declared that any high-scoring stu-
dents willing to study at a Singaporean uni-
versity would be given green cards immedi-
ately, with all tuition, room and board paid
for along with a monthly stipend. Needless
to say, many stepped forward to take the of-
fer.
Now your politicians are systematically
dismantling your education system. It looks
not unlike what the Malaysian government
did three decades ago. They are destroying
children's opportunities to be well-educated,
to be competitive on the world stage and to
earn a livelihood. I considered my own gov-
ernment's past actions that axed Malaysian
education to be an act of treason. Your politi-
cians are doing the same thing.
Education of the people and the retention
of talents are the bedrock of any society. If
the people of this country do not wake up to
this impending educational crisis, this coun-
try will lose its hegemony forever.
Gelin Looi
7LS



Alligator unfairly favors Progess Party
As an outgoing College of Journalism
and Communications student and Unite
Party student senator, I am accustomed to
the clash of campus politics and the bian-
nual debate over its campus media por-
trayal. However, the Alligator's recent lack
of journalistic integrity has morphed the
publication's role as an information medium
into that of a politically charged message.
On Tuesday, students were disrespected
with a news-less story depicting Progress
Party presidential candidate Dave Schneider
volunteering. Upstanding students volun-
teer their time daily and never receive media
attention, much less on the front page, above
the fold. The Alligator followed Wednesday
with the most inaccurate account of a senate
decision this campus has seen.
Hannah Winston's story portrayed a sen-
ate debate with a pro-gun campus Unite
Party versus an anti-gun campus opposition
led by Schneider. What the story failed to
mention was that Unite Party senators, in-
cluding presidential candidate Ben Meyers,
authored the bill denouncing campus gun
tolerance in the first place.
Due to the convenient misrepresentation
of facts, students were once again victim
to the Alligator's quest to please one audi-
ence with Progress Party political support.
Looking to the upcoming weeks of election
season, I urge the Alligator to remember the


foundations of ethical journalism. Your job is
to portray reality, not shape it. I charge the
Alligator not to fall victim to the target-audi-
ence-driven media phenomena seen nation-
ally today. Instead, set the standard, report
ethically and have faith in your audience to
decide.
Aschelle Morgan
UF Student Senator

* U U

Carrying a firearm unnecessary at UF
Just one month before Mike Lewis and
J.T. Helm decided to write their pro-gun
pieces in Wednesday's Alligator, 21-year-
old FSU student Ashley Cowie was shot
fatally in the chest. The shooter had been
drinking earlier in the day and was show-
ing off his rifle. Is that the kind of responsi-
ble gun use Lewis and Helm want to bring
to our campus?
Carrying a weapon is unnecessary. The
UF campus is a generally safe place. UF
ranks favorably in terms of safety when
compared with our SEC neighbors. How
many incidents of violent crime have oc-
curred on campus that could have been
prevented by the assailed possession of a
gun? I can think only of one - the case of
Kofi Adu-Brempong.
Adu-Brempong was shot brutally in the
face by our own UPD. The officer who shot
him had undergone years of training in re-
sponsible gun use. It seems the only people
we should be protecting ourselves from are
these responsible gun owners.
Mike Lewis may find it easy to joke
around about "John-Woo-style shootouts"
but these two examples strike very close
to home and perhaps can persuade him to
broach the issue with a little more humil-
ity next time. In light of the recent tragedy
at FSU, Helm and Lewis should be embar-
rassed for inviting guns to UE After they
have been so irresponsible with their words,
why should we trust them with guns?
Conor Munro
UF student



Open campus should allow gun carry
The right to carry arms generally
should not be infringed, except in limited
places deemed sensitive. Florida defines
these "places of nuisance" as airport ter-
minals, courthouses, prisons and some
government buildings. These places in-
evitably are protected by metal detectors
and security guards due to their sensitive
nature. Under these circumstances, a com-
mon citizen could be expected to accept
a temporary forfeit of his rights knowing
that, in return, these sanctuaries provide
reasonable measures against danger.
A college campus does not fit this mod-
el. There is nothing stopping anyone from
carrying any type of gun right onto its
grounds. In all practical respects, it is just
like any other city block in the sense that
it has no metal detectors or security check-
points to protect its inhabitants. Because
it cannot install these measures, citizens
shouldn't be denied the right to protect
themselves. Anyone who suggests guns
are not conducive to an academic envi-
ronment falls to show how the threat of a
criminal gunman is conducive to a learn-
ing environment. They fall to explain why,
on the many campuses that do allow carry,
there have been zero incidences. Anyone
who perpetuates a fearful vision of hordes
of students visibly carrying guns on their
hips is ignorant to the practical purposes
of the open carry provision in Florida Sen-
ate bill 234.
They don't understand why anyone
with any knowledge of firearms laughs at
their Wild West fantasy scenarios.
Sawyer Zent
UF student


Speaking Out

Everyone faces AIDS risk


t least Brett Wagner didn't
use the, "But I have lots of
gay friends," excuse in his
attack on the LGBT community in
Monday's paper.
The FDA's policy of prohibit-
ing men who have sex with men
(MSMs), however they may iden-
tify, from donating blood was imple-
mented in the early 1980s back when,
yes, homophobia was rampant. But
it also was the beginning of the HIV/
AIDS crisis, when little to nothing was
known about the disease or how it was
transmitted, and when it was still re-
ferred to as GRID, or gay-related im-
mune deficiency. Back then the policy
was valid, as about 90 percent of HIV
transmissions were from MSMs, but
more than 25 years on the transmis-
sion rates have plummeted, and this
policy is way past its expiration date.
The UF LGBT Concerns Committee
was absolutely correct in condemn-
ing the FDA's ban on MSMs donating
blood, because it has now become a
remnant of a more homophobic time.
Brett, if you want to have a discussion
on sexual orientation, that is a differ-
ent matter, but homophobla-related
arguments aside, understanding the
disease and its transmission, as well as
technology for detecting and treating
HIV, has improved immensely. There
are finger-prick tests for HIV, which
take 20 minutes, that the blood bank
could do easily while people wait in
line and fill out their forms to donate
blood. According to bloodbook.com,
blood banks test every donation of
blood for a variety of STDs, including
HIV, no matter the sexual proclivities
of the donor.
HIV is not a death sentence any-
more; it is a manageable disease. New
medicines and treatments are being
developed as we speak, and people
with HIV are living longer than ever.
In addition, perpetuating the ste-
reotype of promiscuity among MSMs
is insulting and clearly ignorant.


Andrew Briefman Promiscuity
Speaking Out has nothing
to do with
your sexual
orientation, which anyone on a col-
lege campus should be able to deter-
mine. Risky behavior is not confined
to one segment of the population,
whether it is binge drinking, drug
use or copious amounts of sex. Un-
protected heterosexual sex is far
more dangerous than protected ho-
mosexual sex, and that "specific type
of sexual contact" should definitely
be on the ban list.
While it is true MSMs have a high
rate of infection for HIV, they are not
the only ones - rates of infection for
identified heterosexuals have been
on the rise, according the Center for
Disease Control and Prevention. Ac-
tually, rates of infection for all races
and sexualities are on the rise, and
this is hopefully because more peo-
ple are getting tested.
HIV/AIDS is not a gay disease;
it is a sexually transmitted disease,
and everyone is susceptible. If you
have HIV, it is not because you are
gay or someone you had sex with is
gay. We are not in elementary school
anymore; that is not the worst thing
in the world. HIV can affect every-
one who is sexually active, and you
should always be safe while having
sex.
It is your job to know your status,
no matter who you have sex with
or how often. Both the UF Student
Health Care Center and the Alachua
County Health Department offer free
or inexpensive HIV testing. If anyone
hasn't gotten tested recently, or ever,
they should go as soon as possible.
Prevention of HIV transmission, and
the eventual repeal of the blood do-
nation ban, is possible only through
education. Always have safe sex, get
tested regularly and, most impor-
tantly, remember that no one is im-
mune, for any reason.











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thursday, february 10, 2011


piano man


Brad Heron, owner and house player at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar, shares a toast with the crowd Friday
night. Rockeys opened New Year's Eve and plays music by request only Thursday through Saturday.






UF grad's piano bar offers musical variety


Audience members play games, bid for songs


BY BRITT PERKINS
avenue writer

Take a step into Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar
downtown and enter the world of Billy Joel. And
T-Pain. And Garth Brooks.
Rockeys, 112 S. MainSt., opened NewYear's
Eve but is already one of the few bars downtown
that can pack in a crowd by 10 p.m. And, unlike
other spots in town, variety is not lacking here.
Last Friday, as bartenders sang along while
they mixed drinks, the crowd la, la, la'd alongto
"Crocodile Rock" and didn't miss a beat during
the transition to "Low (Apple Bottom Jeans)."
At Rockeys, two pianos back-to-back
and a drum kit fill the raised stage where
crowd requests alone determine the set list
Thursday through Saturday. Local live mu-
sic reigns on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
On request days, if crowd members wantto hear
a song they've got to pay the asking price at the
time. And if a crowd member doesn't like the
song, he or she can pay more to put a stop to it.
That means a $6 bid can get your request
bumped to the front of the line, but an oppos-
ing $7 wager can make sure the first chords of


"Party in the U.S.A." are also the last.
It's all about interaction at Rockeys. The
players banter with one another and are not shy
about talking directly to the crowd. And some-
times, they do more than just talk. While on
stage, each player has a hand-held spotlight,
ready to select volunteers for games and sere-
nades. Recently, Rockeys hosted an impromptu
"booty-shaking" contest with participants ages
21 to 61.
Brad Heron, owner and house piano player,
said the "ageless" factor
Only in where everyone checks
Their egos at the door
is one reason people
can have a good time at
Rockeys.
After graduating from UF in 2004, Heron
toured the U.S. playing professionally, building
his repertoire. But Heron, a self-proclaimed die-
hard Gators fan, said each college town remind-
ed him of his alma mater.
"I missed Gainesville," he said. "And I had
such a good time here, and I was having such
a good time in other college towns, I thought,
'Man, I'd really like to do Gainesville.'"


Heron partnered with Scott Schmailzl, owner
of Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar in West Des
Moines, Iowa, and longtime friend from the pi-
ano circuit.
Tim Buie of Savannah, Ga., also joined Heron
in Gainesville as a house player.
Although there are regular appearances, the
lineup doesn't always stay the same.
Every week, a guest player from another
town joins the regulars on stage with a differ-
ent background and different skills, which helps
keep things interesting and fresh, Heron said.
After going through "a million" names, Her-
on said they settled on the combination of the
words "rock" and "keys" to brand the new piano
bar downtown, but that's often how people still
refer to it.
However, naming was not the biggest chal-
lenge people said they would face. The 21-plus,
non-smoking requirements, on the other hand,
were. But instead of being a problem, Heron
said those two factors are what he gets compli-
mented on most, besides the friendliness of the
staff.
And as for Heron's favorite song to play?
"I probably wouldn't sit in a room by myself
and say, 'Oh, I feel like playing some Lady Gaga
right now.' But in front of a crowd of people that
wantto hear it, I mean, there's nothing more fun
than Lady Gaga."


PG 9: Check out the best of the
best music in Gainesville in the
first ever Alligrammy Awards.
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Either sulk around or check out
columnist Robert Imfeld's take
on the sap fest.
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Celebrating love - apart


BY EUGENIO TORRENS
avenue contributing writer


When Jesse Wright wakes up on Valen-
tine's Day, he may notice a text or even a
missed call.
For a stinging second, he might not want
to check his phone. But, inevitably, he will
slink out of bed and pick it up.
It will probably be Amber Davis - his
girlfriend of more than one month. Wright
navigated the fall semester feeling out his
relationship with Davis, testing their com-
patibility. They officially started dating on
New Year's Day.
"It was kind of like a preseason to the
season," he said.
This year, he will celebrate Hallmark's
big day sans his better half. While he de-
cides the best time to dial in a Valentine's
Day greeting, she will be delivering roses for
Habitat for Humanity around Tallahassee.
That's right. Wright is a Gator. Davis is
a Seminole. And they're celebrating Valen-
tine's Day- well, sort of.
While tons of couples will smooch amid
chocolate hearts and rose petals, long-dis-
tance partners won't necessarily embrace
the holiday as much.
"Last Valentine's Day, my date
was Jose Cuervo," Davis said.
This year, her date is 140-plus miles away.
That's a stone's throw away compared to
the distance dividing Alex Guenov and his
girlfriend of almost a year, Michaela Valenti.
The pair started dating about a year
ago, met through mutual friends and kept a
loose, fun relationship. Then Valenti gradu-
ated, and the duo had a decision to make:


split now or stick out the distance.
She went to Costa Rica for six weeks and
would go to a hotel for free Internet access
to Skype her boo.
"It ain't easy. That's for sure," Guenov
said.
It took him two to three months to make
the transition from a short- to long-distance
relationship. "You definitely think about it
every day. It kind of eats away at you, but
usually when they call and stuff or you call
them, it helps out."
Fast forward to the present, where Gue-
nov's Valentine's Day plans vastly contrast
with last year's, when he made shrimp alfre-
do and a Bulgarian salad for his valentine,
Valenti.
This year, Guenov will treat Feb. 14 like
business as usual. Valenti will see "West
Side Story" with her family.
Because they talk on the phone about
an hour every day and one makes the drive
to see the other once or every other week,
distance really hasn't been a strain. On the
contrary, it livens up the relationship.
"If we fight or anything like that, it's
wasted time," Valenti said. "It's like, 'Yeah,
I'm leaving tomorrow,' so we have to do all
these things and have fun. We can'tjust sit
around and be bums."
Both couples stress trust and communi-
cation.
"Understand there's a big chance it's not
going to work," Davis said. "Make sure it's
what you want to do and you trust the per-
son enough - when you only see them two
days out of every two weeks - if you're a
jealous person, it's not going to work. Ever."


The Alligrammy Awards


By THOMAS NASSIFF
avenue contributing writer


Every year, national record executives
and experts honor who they think are the
best of the best in the music industry. Here,
we've narrowed down Gainesville's best -
musicians who for the past year have un-
knowingly competed for awards in catego-
ries similar to those in the Grammys. For
the first time ever, the Avenue presents its
top picks for locally formed acts. We intro-
duce to you: the Alligrammys.

* Song of the Year
"Channel 10"/"Channel 11"- Less Than
Jake
Less Than Jake's "TV/EP" is a collection
of 16 covers of TV theme songs and com-
mercial jingles. We had to pick both songs
to amount to the length of one normal
song. "Channel 10" is the theme song from
"Spongebob Squarepants" and "Channel
11" is the theme from "That '70s Show."
Believe us, Less Than Jake's ska-punk rep-
ertoire makes singing alongto songs you've
known for years even more fun.

* Album of the Year
"White Crosses," Against Me!
Gainesville's pride and joy continue
to evolve from album to album, and the
group's studio LP does not disappoint.
Against Me!'s brand of folk-punk and rock
'n' roll - this time, with catchier hooks and
friendlier instrumentation - has never been
more accessible.


* Best New Artist
Greenland is Melting
The Gainesville natives


in 2009 re-


leased "Our Hearts are Gold, Our Grass is
Blue" and in 2010 gained local notoriety.
The band's style of bluegrass is perfect for
listening to at social events or while hang-
ing out with friends. Keep an eye out for
"Folk Songs From Florida," which the band
will self-release in 2011.

* Best Vocal Performance
Tom Gabel - Against Me!
Gabel's performance on "White Crosses"
is a memorable one, bringingAgainst Me!'s
sounds to more headphones than ever.

* Best Band
Less Than Jake
This band continues to put out witty, well-
thought-out material. One of the grandfa-

Than Jake seems stron-
ger than ever after more
than a decade of play-
ing together. This year,
look out for re-releases
of the group's two early
albums, "Losing Streak"
and "Hello Rockview."

* Best Record Label
No Idea Records
Although it was a close call between
No Idea and Paper + Plastick Records, No
Idea takes the prize because of its work on
The Fest. Every year, the Gainesville-based
label puts on the three-day punk festival,
and in 2010 the event had its ninth anni-
versary. The Fest is every crusty punk's fa-
vorite weekend, and, as innocent student
bystanders know, standing by and watching
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10, ALLIGATOR * thursday, february 10, 2011


Wishing a new saint would march in


When I bumbled my way into high school and realized I'd
have to start working for Valentine's Day treats rather
than receiving a bag of candy from classmates simply
for existing, I got a little sad.
Sure, Valentine's Day is a wonderful holiday in celebration of
love. It's arguable that it's an even better dayfor a girl to kick the
shit out of her boyfriend if he messes it up. But what about those
who have neither love nor domestic violence to give or receive?
What about all the people whose only wish is not to be bom-
barded with red fliers and revolting Facebook status updates?
Similar to how Muslim Awareness Month coincides with
Black History Month, I say the singles of the world rise up and
stand proud on Feb. 14 to honor St. Raphael, the patron saint of
travelers - or, in other words, single people.
St. Raphael's Day would work for several reasons.
First, think of the economic boost a new holiday would pro-
vide. Usually it's the chocolate, greeting card and flower indus-
tries that boom this time of year. However, supporters of St.


Raphael's Day would uniformly boost the
alcohol, ice cream and Cheetos indus-
tries. Also, there's power in numbers,
and thousands of singles parading
through campus would demonstrate to
couples the total lack of ill will and envy.
It might even be a good idea for all sin-
gles to mark themselves with a jagged
Robert Imfeld half-heart, letting the world know just
Columnist how not miserable they are.
Last, it's possible that by celebrating
singleness openly, two people mightjust
fall in love. By cajoling "StarCraft" champions into the sunshine
where they might meet, there's a chance a new legion of St. Val-
entine followers will blossom. I think St. Raphael's Day will be a
success this year. So, single Gators, go buyyour cheap Pinot and
stock up on your frozen pizza - your yearly ritual of pretending
not to care how sad you are finally has a name!


AMPED: left-fielder Kelsey Bruder


BY BENJAMIN EVANS
avenue writer

Kelsey Bruder is a UF softball player
who's beefed up her personal music cat-
alogsince movingto Florida to attend UF.
"Coming from California, we like a
lot of pop-punk and rap and R&B," said
Bruder, who is originally from Corona.
"Coming down south, a lot of my team-
mates have exposed me to a little bit of
country music."
The team always has music playing
when it's hitting, she said. Like a pro
wrestler walking out to pulverize his or
her opponent, UF softball players have in-
dividual "walk-out songs" they play when
they're up to bat-a songthatsays some-
thing like this: "I can do this," or, "Prepare,
my poor foe, for your fated clobbering"
This season, Bruder has chosen
"Who's that Chick?" by David Guetta, fea-
turing vocals from Rihanna as her walk-
out song. Here are some other tunes the
UF athlete uses to get amped:


racs)
"It's got a good techno beat. Kind of
makes me wantto fist pump."

"Fall for Your Type" by Jamie Foxx (feat.
Drake)
"I can listen to Drake all day I love his
voice, love his rhymes."
Avenue: Did you watch "Degrassi"?
KB: Yeah, isn't that weird. That's kind
of weird [laughs].

"Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd
"Definitely different than everything
else I have on the list, but I love the lyrics.
'Two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl.'
Pretty cool."

"Take My Hand"by Shawn McDonald
KB: He's a Christian artist and I'm
pretty sure it's a proven fact that if you
listen to Christian music while you work
out you're stronger and faster.
Avenue: Really?
KB: My proven fact [laughs].


"Bass Down Low" by Dev (feat.The Cata- "Moment 4 Life" by Nicki Minaj


"I'm for any strong females, and she's
unique."

"The Boys of Fall'by Kenny Chesney
"It just makes me appreciate being a
Gator and what I have, although I'm not a
'boy of fall.'"

"Vibin'" by Piccalo
"It makes me dance whether I'm on
second base or in the dugout."

"You Hold Me Now"by Hillsong United
"It's another Christian song. The lyr-
ics are really good. It makes me connect.
Definitely makes me appreciative of what
I have and how blessed I am."

"Chillin '" by Wale ft. Lady Gaga
"It's just got a good beat."

"Blow" by Ke$ha
"I'm not too big on pure techno, but it
has a cool techno back beat, and it just
talks about dancing and doing your own
thing and not worrying about what any-
body thinks."


Photo Illustration by Dana Burke and Cynthia Despres/ Alligator Staff
UF softball player Kelsey Bruder hangs out indoors, glove and ball in hand, during a rainy day at practice.






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Video games
your girlfriend
won't hate
alentine's Day is upon us yet
again. Whether you're single, in
a relationship or just have a ven-
detta against Hallmark, it's inescap-
able. Candy hearts will rain from the
skies, and the streets will run white
with teddy-bear stuffing.
Other forms of mass hysteria oc-
cur only one day out of the year, so

deal with it.
For those who
actually enjoy
Valentine's
Day, or for
gamers with
significant oth-
ers, I'd be re-
Andrew Wyzan miss if I didn't
Columnist write a column
just for you.
Every game isn't a single-player
campaign, and not all girls hate video
games. Let's break some stereotypes
and take a look at a few games to play
while cuddling on the couch, if only to
leave the single people alone.
"Kirby's Epic Yarn"
Console: Wii
The pink puffball who eats bad
guys and swings a mean hammer is
one of Nintendo's best creations, and
his newest game, released in October,
is cuteness incarnated. Transporting
the character into a world made of
yarn and buttons, Kirby fights thread-
ed bad guys by using his mighty line of
yarn, unraveling himself into different
forms. Two-player co-op is a great way
to get your girlfriend into this game,
and there's an incredibly easy level
that's beginner-friendly.
"Dance Central"
Console: Kinect for Xbox 360
Mark my words: If the Kinect takes
off like the Wii did, this will be the new
No. 1 party game. "Rock Band" devel-
opers have released a game that's
fun to play only with other people. The
dance moves are well-choreographed,
and the Kinect senses motion to an
annoyingly precise degree. But the
game doesn't become truly great until
the Kinect's camera comes into play.
It's a sneaky little bitch that records
the player while he or she is dancing
- duringthe freestyle sections, playing
them back for all to see. After a few
days of your girlfriend making fun of
your lame-ass attempt to booty shake,
you'll be praying for a breakup.
"Call of Duty: Black Ops"
Console: All
Because the "Halo" franchise is of-
ficially finished, "Call of Duty" has be-
come the great unifier of this console
generation. No matter your preferred
genre, it's hard to turn down an oppor-
tunity to score some headshots and to
blow stuff up. I've known plenty of girls
who love playing "Black Ops" on Xbox
Live, and the best relationships are
about sharing what you love. If you're
a hardcore guy with a kill ratio better
than some Navy SEALs or a girl who
just enjoys venting, "Black Ops" could
be a great way to spend Valentine's
Day. Who needs a heart-shaped box
when you can kill communists?


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12, ALLIGATOR * thursday, february 10, 2011


Tips for a steamy night in


BY RICHARD 0. STEHLI
avenue writer

Valentine's Day is here, so we'll all be head-
ing to our favorite restaurants for fancy din-
ners under ambient lighting, right? Not this guy.
I have a laundry list of reasons not to give in to the
traditional (read: modern consumerist) way we do Val-
entine's Day dinner.
For starters, I don'tfeel very intimate when I'm sur-
rounded by 50 other people tryingto feel intimate. Fur-
ther, dining out is expensive! I'm a college student, af-
ter all. Even worse, this year Valentine's Day falls on a
Monday, which is Hipster Sunday, and everything with
any local charm in Gainesville is closed.
Most importantly, my bedroom is miles from the
nearest ritzy restaurant, and I like to keep my eye on
the prize.
Plus, I won't deny it - I forgot to make reserva-
tions.
Am I worried? No. Why? Because whipping up a
fabulous, easy and affordable Valentine's Day feast is
as easy as Man's Food (FOS 2001).
There are a few basic things to remember about
courtinga woman (or man) through food, regardless of
what you choose to make.
Looks matter
We eat with our eyes as much as our mouths. Prob-
ably more. As such, pick colorful ingredients. Purple
cabbage, red tomatoes, orange peppers and colorful


salad greens are all great visual complements to any-
thing you cook, even if you use them just as a garnish.
Texture is important, too. Hulking slabs of meat are
boring so keep your dishes open-faced and let things
stack up or stick out. Shapes like stars or spirals are
a plus.
One word: plating
Think of plating like explosions and boobs in an
action movie: No matter how bad
the plot and acting are, gratuitous
explosions (and breasts) will make
everything more tolerable. The
same holds true with food. Google
search pictures of food similar to
what you're cooking, and organize
your plate accordingly.
Keep things hot
Another trick is to heat plates in the oven. For one,
your food will staytoasty longer. More importantly, dan-
ger is the world's oldest aphrodisiac. Nothing turns on
a woman like danger, and nothing screams danger
quite like a 400-degree plate next to your hands.
Drink something sweet
A final trick is to drink your dessert. Fruit lovers,
try Lindeman's Framboise Lambic, something akin to
raspberry champagne. For the chocoholics out there,
try a Godiva chocolate liqueur. Ask around at your fa-
vorite liquor store, and you'll be pleasantly surprised at
how many ways you can imbibe your final course.


Healthy sweet stuff


By MAE BASIRATMAND
avenue writer

Valentine's Day is a celebration
of love. And with that, for whatever
reason, we're exposed to copious
amounts of chocolate, temptingthose
of us on a health kick.
Between gift exchanges, parties
or the spike of pink and red wrappers
in the checkout line, it seems the
creamy candy is everywhere.
For all the closet chocoholics, the
sappy couple at the fondue fountain,
the loners binging in front of the TV
or anyone looking for an excuse to
munch on the holiday classic, here
are a few ways to eat the sweet stuff
in keeping with your good health.
Chocolate is made from the co-
coa plant, which has health benefits
similar to those from some vegeta-
bles. Vegetables contain flavonoids,
which act as antioxidants, and the fla-
vonoids available in the cocoa plants
help relax blood pressure and lower
cholesterol.


But before reaching for a candy
bar or a piece of cake, remember
not all types are healthy. One trumps
them all: dark chocolate. It contains
more antioxidants than milk choco-
late or white chocolate. And, best of
all, it can lift your mood.
Dark chocolate contains the neu-
rotransmitter serotonin, which acts
as an anti-depressant and stimulates
endorphins, which provide the feel-
ing of pleasure. This is the reason
you experience that feel-good sen-
sation after consuming just a small
dose of it. In addition, dark chocolate
contains high levels of potassium
and magnesium, and it provides vita-
mins such as B1, B2, D and E. These
can help regulate blood pressure.
There is no established recom-
mended serving size of chocolate,
but just remember: Moderation is
key. So, when walking down the pink
aisles of the convenience store, mak-
ing a smarter decision on chocolate
could lead to a treat for not only your
tummy but your body, too.


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Leightman, University Realty, 219-2879 or
CampusWalkUF.com 4-20-70-1

LEXINGTON CROSSING SUBLEASE
Move In ANY Time. Highly Negotiable Terms.
Fully Furnished. Friendly Roommates. 3 Bus
Routes. $379/m OR best offer. Call/text 813-
205-1549. Email ibukreyev@ufl.edu. 2-22-
11-25-1

*6 Bedroom House**
Walk to class. Pool. 2 Living Rooms.
Game Room. 3 Bathrooms.
Lease begins August 5.
Please call 561-866-8234 for further info.
2-11-5-1

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


For Rent
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QUIET, CLEAN.
LOTS OF GREEN
1br $350. Small 2br $375 372-6881, 213-3901
4-20-10-70-2

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


Now Leasing for Fall!
Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs
www.arlingtonsquare.org
Downtown apts from only $619
Check availability today! 338-0002
4-20-10-70-2


For Rent
l unfurnished

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

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

Pinetree Gardens
2/1 Town home w/ w/d for $649
3br for $799.
Free UF parking. 352-376-4002
4-20-10-70-2


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

No deposit!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
Live the 180 Lifestyle!
4-20-10-70-2

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

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

Pick THE LAURELS for FALL!
1 & 2 Flats, 3/3 TH w/Cable @ $815
24hr gym*Tanning *Gated*Pet Friendly
thelaurelsuf.com 352.335.4455
4-20-10-70-2

*ESCAPE THE ORDINARY*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes
www.thelaruelsuf.com 352-335-4455
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


For Rent
unfurnished

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

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

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

Madison Pointe NW 23rd Blvd
1s, 2s and 3s from $699
Free Tanning, Pool, Gym
Gated and Pet Friendly
352-372-0400 MadisonPointe.org
Text MADISON to 47464 for more info!
4-20-70-2








Washer/Dryer in Every Apartment
1/1's from $719 2/2's from $839
3/3's from $954

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

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

HUGE floor plans!
2/2.5 TH * 1 month FREE
W/D included � Pets welcome
352-332-7401 * TheGardensUF.com
4-20-70-2


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


For Rent
Sunfurnished

Relaxing Upscale Apartments
2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats
Individual Leases, Steps to Campus
Internet, Cable & H20 Included
Furnished Units Available
379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com
4-20-10-70-2


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


GP is NOW LEASING for 2011
Student friendly 4/4's!
Starting at $409 per person!
(352) 271-3131 - GainesvillePlace.com
4-20-70-2

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


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


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

FOX HOLLOW
Gated Entry
MOVE-IN SPECIAL
1BR STARTING AT $499.
7301 W Univ Ave
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
352-332-3199
www.foxhollowgainesville.com
Text: foxhollow@65374
4-20-10-70-2


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


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

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"-1 For Rent
unfurnished

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

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-
10-70-2

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 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


For Rent
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SGainesw Student Reintals.m
- ---- 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 nw18st $1100
@2/2 apt 2515 sw 35 place $1200
2-18-11-20-2

The Retreat at Madison Pointe
2/2 with Vaulted ceilings & W/D.
No move in fees and $500 off March!
Garage included. Gated Community.
2701 NW23rd Blvd 352-372-0400
MadisonPointe.org
Text MADISON to 47464 for more info!!
4-20-66-2

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

Available Aug 1st. 4BR/2BAvery nice house.
Quiet area between UF and Santa Fe. Game
room, W/D provided. Fenced backyard, pets
ok. 1330 NW 39th St. $1200/mo. Call 352-
339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com
2-15-11-24-2

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
2-15-11-19-2

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
2-15-11-19-2

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


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

SERENOLA PINES
Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd.
Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D
avail. 1BR $450, 2BR $550 352-335-0420
2-28-11-25-2

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

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

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

AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA, large living
room & bedrooms, washer/dryer provided.
15 min bike to campus, privacy fenced back-
yard. Pet ok. 2100 NW 8th Ct. $1400/mo.
339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com
2-15-11-9-2

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
2-15-11-9-2

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


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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.
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4 Blocks to UF
***48 Hour Special***
352-371-7777 3-4-11-20-2

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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

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Walk/Bike to campus 352-339-2342
www.gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com
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2-Bedroom Apartments available for rent im-
mediately!!! Close to Butler Plaza, UF and
bus routes.Short leases available.
For more info, please call 786-512-0628
2-15-5-2

The Price You Want, The Convenience You
Need! $650 - 2BR/2BA apartment walking
distance of UF, shopping center and bus
routes. Open Floor Plan - Small Pets allowed.
Available for rent immediately 352.262.2828
2-15-11-5-2


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unfurnished

***NICE AND SPACIOUS APARTMENT
TWO BLOCKS FROM BEATY TOWERS****
920 SW Depot Ave apt. 15. Great location
and great price. Pets allowed. Parking and
laundry. camipizano@yahoo.com 2-16-5-2




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


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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

Looking for roommate in a 3/3 apartment in
Hidden Lake. Current roommates are easy to
get along with. Pet-friendly. Easy bus routes
to campus. Nice pool and gym with free tan-
ning $440/mo. Contact (352) 346-5459
2-18-8-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE
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For Info on ALL Condo for Sale,
Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or
Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551
4-20-70-5

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis


ACROSS
1 Get used to it
6 PBS moderator
Ifill
10 Go for
14 Martinez with
three Cy Young
Awards
15 By _: from
memory
16 Sale modifier
17 Delta location
19 Actor Sitka who
appeared in
numerous Three
Stooges films
20 Source of
showroom shock?
22 Healthy routine
25 "Catcher in the
Wry" author
26 Make dash for
27 Hershiser with a
Cy Young Award
30 Wind instrument
vibrator
31 Send
33 Battle gp.
35 Standing by for
an on-air
appearance
40 Bauble
41 Citi Field org.
43 Central Chinese
city
46 Jazzman Stan
48 Some are named
for music genres
49 Carrying limit
51 Fit for
consumption
53 Risk calculation
56 Beard-preventing
brand
57 Its components
are hidden at the
ends of 17-, 20-,
35- and 53-
Across
61 Forest denizens
62 Capri, e.g.
63 Quilt filler
64 Used too much
65 USNA part: Abbr.
66 Puts in a hold

DOWN
1 Mortgage no.
2 "De Civitate":
"The City of
God," St.
Augustine work


3 -ly word, usually:
Abbr.
4 Spanish fort
5 Rich dessert
6 Food merchant
7 "The Caine
Mutiny" novelist
8 Cigar tip?
9 Early Indian
leader
10 Strong-arm
11 Wired for sound
12 Did a deli job
13 "Total Eclipse of
the Heart" singer
Bonnie
18 Camera company
that merged with
Konica
21 With some sauce
22 One of many
jobs, in metaphor
23 Jewish social
org.
24 Things to wear
28 Wear away
29 Relay runner's
assignment
32 Wheel secure
34 Spokane
university
36 Play with a dog
toy, maybe


37 Response to
"You were
kidding, right?"
38 Word of action
39 And friends,
facetiously
42 Capt.'s heading
43 Like DVDs in a
restricted room
44 "We can talk
now"
45 Terrified, to the
bard


47 Designated
49 South American
grilled meat dish
50 Croesus'
kingdom
52 Exhausts
54 "Happy Days"
mom, to the Fonz
55 Auel heroine
58 Altar promise
59 Fresh
60 Letters seen in
many forms


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Sports
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011


UF avoids letdown, continues


hot streak with dominant win


By GREG LUCA
Alligator Staff Writer
gluca@alligator org

COLUMBIA, S.C. - After picking up two
critical victories during their best week of the
season, the Gators came out Wednesday and
avoided a letdown in a big way.
No. 17 Florida (19-5, 8-2 Southeastern Confer-
ence) dominated South Carolina (13-9, 4-5 SEC)
from start to finish, never trailing en route to a
79-60 victory in Columbia.
"We're just going to stay focused," senior
forward Chandler Parsons said. "Ranked or not
ranked, we need to come out here with the matu-
rity just to play to the best of our ability."
Parsons avoided a personal letdown as well,
recording his third straight double-double and
sixth consecutive game with 10 or more re-
bounds.
In his first contest since being named Na-
tional Player of the Week, Parsons nearly logged
a triple-double, finishing with 14 points, 12 re-
bounds and eight assists.
The senior was effective at facilitating the of-
fense and crashed the glass on nearly every re-
bounding opportunity.
"What he's doing is incredible," coach Billy
Donovan said. "He's turned out to be a very,
very complete player."
Although the Gamecocks dominated the inte-
rior in their first meeting this season, the Gators
attacked the basket aggressively in the rematch.
UF recorded 36 points in the paint and 18
second-chance points while only having two
shots blocked against a team that stuffed eight
of their attempts when they played on Jan. 15 in
Gainesville.
Center Vernon Macklin was particularly ef-
fective on the interior, logging 16 points on 7-of-
9 shooting.
"We just went to the hole strong," Macklin
said. "We didn't change anything. We just want-
ed to go to the rim and keep being aggressive."
Another player who never shied away from


the interior was junior guard Erving Walker,
who complemented his three floaters in the
paint with 4-of-5 outside shooting on the way to
a game-high 25 points.
"I felt like Erving was going to come in and
play well, just because I feel like (South Carolina
guard Bruce) Ellington played such a great game
at our place and (Walker) is a competitive ..1
Donovan said. "Not that I thought he was going
to get 25 points, but I knew he was going to be
ready to play."
The game was a sloppy affair for both sides,
as the teams combined for 34 turnovers.
This often created a frenetic pace with a num-
ber of fast breaks in either direction.
Florida capitalized on this up-and-down
style, scoring 15 fast-break points in the game.
"That always makes it easy if they're going
to turn the ball over and give
us easy points," Walker said.
0 _ "We prefer to get out and run
and get easy transition points
V e n S than work in the half court."
Basketball As a team, the Gators shot
55.4 percent for the game, their
best mark yet in SEC play.
Of the six players who scored for UF, five
shot 50 percent or better.
The only blemish for UF was its 16 turnovers,
the most since opening conference play.
"We were being a little careless with the ball
in the first half," Parsons said. "We knew they
were going to run and jump and trap us and
play hectic defense, so we just need to take care
of the ball against pressure like that."
With the win, Florida avenged its earlier 72-
69 loss against South Carolina.
The Gators have now beaten every team in
the SEC East and own a two-and-a-half-game
lead in the division.
"They got us earlier this year in our place, so
we definitely wanted to come in here and get
one," senior Chandler Parsons said. "Any time
you win on the road in the SEC, it's big time, and
our guys really stepped up tonight."


AV..


AP Photo
Florida guard Erving Walker drives to the hoop during the first half of the Gators'
79-60 win on Wednesday. Walker led UF with 25 points on 7-of-9 shooting.


Gators placing greater focus on maintaining intensity


* THE GATORS HAVE LOST SEVERAL CLOSE
GAMES AFTER STARTING FLAT.

By MATT WATTS
Alligator Writer

The Gators believe in making an impact in the first four
minutes of the game. But after a number of close losses,
there's a new time emphasis surrounding the team.
Forty minutes.
The Florida women's :: .-I rl: :II team (14-11, 4-7 South-


eastern Conference) came out flat and never held in a
lead in a two-point loss to Ole Miss a
week ago, and it trailed by 11 at halftime
against Vanderbilt before surging back
and forcing double overtime min the 103-
97 loss.
"I'm proud of our fight, but hike I told
the girls and say to myself, we just have
Butler to have that same fight from the begin-
Butler
ning," guard Deana Allen said. "Our
problem is we just play with that fight in different mo-


ments of the game."
The Gators gave up multiple easy buckets against the
Commodores when their defense was slow to get back in
transition. It was the clear-cut difference-maker in another
close game for Florida.
"When you look at a game that could have decided by
one possession, you've got to visit those things," coach
Amanda Butler said.
While last month's meeting with Tennessee (22-2, 10-0
SEC), an 83-40 shellacking, certainly was more than a one-
SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 18


* Ross Ohlendorf, who went 1-11 last season with the Pirates, won his arbitration
case against the Pirates. Team executives were disappointed, not because it cost
them more money but because Ohlendorf used up his lone good effort of the year.
... NY Rep. Christopher Lee resigned after shirtless photos surfaced online. Don't
worry; he's still a candidate to replace Sammi Sweetheart next year, MTV confirmed.


EJunior swimmers Brian Howell
and Anna-Liisa Pold were named
to the 2011 SEC Swimming and
Diving Community Service Team,
which was announced Wednesday.


* Jumper Will Claye was added Wednesday
to the watch list for The Bowerman, col-
legiate track and field's most prestigious
award. The junior joins teammates Jeff
Demps and Christian Taylor on the list.


ALLIGATOR
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18, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011


Florida looks to freshmen to replace Brooks, Walker


* UF WILL DEBUT AN ENTIRELY
NEW LEFT SIDE OF THE INFIELD.

By STEPHEN SHEEHAN
Alligator Writer

Francesca Enea may have been the
Gators' top player last season, but the
loss of fellow senior Corrie Brooks might
be just as difficult to deal with this sea-
son.
Brooks started at third base the past
three years, and her graduation leaves a
big hole on the left side of the infield.
While she never wowed anyone with
her hitting ability, she was a consistent,
durable player and a strong defender at
the hot corner.
"Corrie Brooks being a senior, starting
there three years in a row, kind of some-
body who flew underneath the radar, re-
ally did a great job," coach Tim Walton
said.
Brooks improved her batting average
every season until it dipped from .301 to
.285 last year.
But her strong defense at third base -
an important spot in softball - will be
missed the most.
After tying Megan Bush with a team-
high 15 errors in 2008, Brooks committed
10 errors during her final two seasons.
Walton plans to replace Brooks with
freshman Kasey Fagan, who was named
the 2010 Gatorade National Player of
the Year after going 26-1 in the circle for
Dunnellon High while hitting .574 with
eight home runs and 61 RBIs.
While she certainly has great upside, it
won't be easy to fill Brooks' spikes.
"Kasey may be a little bit more athletic
than what Corrie was, but Corrie was just
so solid and just game-steady and was al-
ways in the right position," Walton said.
Even though she hasn't proven herself
at the college level yet, Walton is certain-


Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff
Florida coach Tim Walton plans to use freshman Kasey Fagan to replace Corrie
Brooks at third base, while Cheyenne Coyle will likely be the team's new shortstop.


ly excited about the addition of Fagan to
an already-talented team.
"We got a solid, solid human being,
Gatorade National Player of the Year,
valedictorian of her high school, just a
well-rounded kid," he said. "You get
what coaches dream of. You get a kid
from an athletic family that gets it both
on and off the field."
NEW SHORTSTOP IN THE FOLD: Fagan
won't be the only freshman starting on
the left side of the infield.
California native Cheyenne Coyle
should take over at shortstop for Brittany
Walker, who transferred to Texas A&M
after starting 48 games last season.
Walton said despite Coyle not playing
a game for Florida yet, she is already one
of the best shortstops he has coached in
his six seasons at Florida.
He also said she is already head and


shoulders above where Walker was at
this time last season.
"She can adjust on the fly if she feels
like she's in an uncomfortable situation
on defense where she can't cover this and
she has to give up this," he said. "She
throws the ball as well as I've ever seen a
shortstop throw the ball."
NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR WATCH
LIST: Senior Stephanie Brombacher and
sophomore Brittany Schutte were named
to the 2011 USA Softball Player of the
Year Watch List, announced Wednesday
by the Amateur Softball Assocation of
America.
The 50-player list consists of 23 se-
niors, 12 juniors and 15 sophomores from
36 different schools.
The group will be cut to 25 players on
April 13, down to 10 on May 11 and three
finalists will be named on May 25.


Gators wary of talented Vols, still


feel they can play with anyone


Saj Guevara/ Alligator
Florida guard Deana Allen, the team's leading scorer in conference play, will likely be a major
factor in UF's matchup tonight at Tennessee as the Gators look to match the Volunteers' size.


W-HOOPS, from page 17

possession difference, Florida made
similar mistakes. And the Gators real-
ize they can't afford to have that same
mentality this time.
Allen said they can't concern them-
selves with the name on the front of
their opponents' jerseys, adding that
the way UF played in the second half
and overtime against Vanderbilt gives
them confidence going forward.
"We've just got to believe that we
can do it," Allen said. "The last time
we met up with [Tennessee] we gave
them too much respect."
Allen and fellow guard Brittany
Shine figure to play a prominent role
against the Vols. Shine has come on as
of late, and she led the Gators in scor-
ing in the meeting in Gainesville. Allen
is the team's leading scorer in SEC play
and has shown a knack for draining
clutch shots.
But their biggest advantage may
be their size. Shine and Allen are the
tallest of team's guards at 5-foot-9 and
5-foot-10, respectively. After Tennes-


see outrebounded Florida by 20 in the
prior matchup, its size and ability to
play close to the basket will be critical
in Knoxville.
"We want to get this 'W' bad, but
we've just got to play our game," Shine
said.
"We've just got to believe that
we can do it. The last time we
met up with them, we gave
them too much respect."
Deana Allen
Florida guard


Butler agreed.
"Can you play poorly and beat Ten-
nessee?" she asked, answering her own
question. "No."
But that didn't stop her from say-
ing she believes the Gators can pull off
an upset against the No. 5 team in the
country.
"You have to play well, there's no
question about that," Butler said. "But
we feel like we can play with anyone in
the country."






THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 0 ALLIGATOR, 19


Pro basketball referees: 'as pure as the driven slush'?


Three years ago, NBA referee Tim Donaghy was bust-
ed for betting.
Although fished from a coal mine of corruption,
this "canary" never sang.
Donaghy said, "I'm alone in this."
He got 11 months because he "cooperated."
Huh?



If I wrote 20 years ago what I'm writing now, someone
would have put "two behind my ear."
If this tale is true, I couldn't have written it back then. If
the story's a fable, then it's a damn fine fairy tale.
A caricature, straight from central casting of "Jersey
Shore," reported to my firehouse.
Frankie had the whole package: gold chains, thin black
mustache and a Brooklyn accent too thick for "Goodfel-
las."
NY firefighters tend to generalize, to categorize, to paint
with a broad brush - nothing's sacred.
I figured Frankie for a "Polly-0 Mozzarella." Polly-O's a
brand name cheese. Not the genuine mozzarella cheese sold
in good Italian delicatessens. It's phony, a poor imitation
wrapped in plastic and marketed for mass consumption.
Street guys use this idiom to describe bullshit gangsters:
"wannabes." (Guys who act like they're connected.)
After working with Frankie for a month, I discovered he
was a good firefighter and a decent guy. A little much with
the "wise guy" shit - but an alright guy.
Because I had owned two saloons, he asked me to help
him set up a bar he had bought by Belmont race track. I
said sure.
Two months later,
"Hey Billy, I'm stuck for a bartender Friday and Satur-
day night. You think you can do me a solid and fill in?"
I said, "Frankie, I'd help you out, but it's not my kind of
joint. I work Irish Pubs. Your place is a wise-guy joint."
"Hey man, I'm really stuck. You gotta bail me out."



I have a full bar, but nothing I can't handle. Because I set
up the joint, I know my way around. Most of my custom-
ers are dressed in suits and accompanied by fine-looking
women. I'm wearing a white shirt and tie - class joint. No
problems.
A well-dressed, heavyset guy walks in and plants him-
self in the middle of the bar.
I toss a bev-nap casually in front of him,
"What'ya having pal?"


C
N


He decorates the mahogany with a
C-note.
"Give me a Johnnie Walker Black
on the rocks with a water side, and
give everyone at the bar a drink. Put
whatever's left in your tip cup."
Bill O'Connor Wow, I think, this guy's a sport.
;onfessions of a Extending my hand, I say, "I'll tell
Jew York Bookie the customers the drinks are on who?
sports@alligatororg My name's Bill."
He grabs my mitt and says, "I'm
Tommy."
I build his cocktail and do the honors up and down the


I work my way down, continually pointing to the hulk
sitting at the middle of the bar, "That's on Tommy, that's
on Tommy."
I snatch the hundred and tell him the tariff's $77.
He says, "Throw the rest in your cup."
"Thanks a lot, Tommy."
I've got $500 on the Lakers game, so as I work the stick, I
keep glancing up at the TV screen.
Tommy says, "Ya got a bet on the game?"
"Yeah, a nickel on the Lakers."
"W hat's the ._.- :..1-
"Four and a half."
"Watch the last two minutes of the game. I guarantee
you Magic has the ball in his hands the whole time."
I say, "Yeah, well that's why Johnson gets the big bread.
He's the best player on the team."
"Magic gets big bread because he does what Jerry Buss
wants him to do with the ball in the last two minutes,"
Tommy says, "and he makes it look good."
Buss owns the Lakers and the L.A. Forum. I've seen him
at the World Series of Poker, so I know he gambles.
Tommy continues, "Buss bets huge on, or against, the
Lakers, and Magic brings it home for him."
I nod my head politely. But, I figure, what does this guy
know?
When the game's over, it's pushing 2 a.m. The bar's thin-
ning out, and Tommy's had six healthy pops of scotch.
"Let me tell you a -r.., " he says. "Three years ago, Ve-
gas was losing a ton of money on totals in the NBA. They
were getting killed on overs and under. The casinos de-
manded that David Stern, the NBA commissioner, inves-
tigate.
"Stern said, 'Nothing's going on.'
"The CEOs said, 'Fine. We're pulling the NBA off the
board because something's going on.'"
He leans closer to me, "Stern decides to investigate. Be-
cause if Vegas pulls the NBA games, who's gonna watch?


They find out someone's gotten to the timekeepers. In six
major cities, the timekeepers are quick or slow with the
clock depending on whether they want to add or subtract
minutes from the game. Think about it. There are so many
fouls that even a two-second clock difference could add
four or five minutes to an NBA game."
"How come I never heard anything about that?"
"Why would you?" he says. "The league doesn't want
that coming out."
"What do you do for a living, Tommy?"
"I tend bar."
"You're a bartender. Just like me. So, why do you know
so much?"
"I just know."
The next few minutes, I wash glasses and wipe down the
remnants of the night.
I say, "So listen, thanks for the splash tonight. I appre-
ciate your patronage. Where do you work? I'll come and
make a stop."
"Don't worry about it," he says.
"No, man. You came to see me. Let me reciprocate. I
want to do the right thing. Where do you work? I'll come
see you.
He says, "Well, you really can't. I work in a private
club."
"A private club?"
"Yeah, I tend bar in the 'Ravenite Social Club.'"
I start laughing, "Jesus Christ. You work for John Gotti.
How the hell do you get that job? You must have to be deaf,
dumb and blind."
He laughs. "Just about."
Suddenly, his story has more credibility. That's exactly
how those guys operate.
They don't buy off guys at the top. They wave big mon-
ey in front of guys that can't resist temptation - low-level
earners that can be bought.



Two months later, I'm drinking a cup of coffee in the
firehouse and I grab a copy of the New York Daily News.
Plastered across the front page is a picture of my buddy
Frankie opening the Cadillac door for John Gotti. He had
driven "The Teflon Don" to his trial in Manhattan.
Holy shit. Frankie's not a "Polly-0." Frankie's the real
deal.
Bill O'Connor is a Vietnam veteran, former Bronx firefighter
and pub and restaurant owner. He is currently a journalism
major at UF and a standup comic. The highly irreverent and
acerbic O'Connor performs free standup comedy in various loca-
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Gators adding all-around athletes as season
By ALLISON BANKO "They aren't all huge scores, Caquatto's 39.575 in her first school history.
Alligator Writer but they're good enough scores performance was the highest Dickerson, the squad's veteran
to be eood in the all around." total in an all-around debut in all-arounder, has comioeted in ev-


Stick it. Flash a smile. Wave to
the crowd. Sprint over and em-
brace your teammates. Repeat
three more times.
This is the routine of Florida's
crew of all-around gymnasts ev-
ery time they take the floor to
compete.
The Gators' roster currently
has five all-around competitors:
freshmen Mackenzie Caquatto,
Alaina Johnson and Brittney
Noble and sophomores Ashande
Dickerson and Marissa King.
Although Dickerson began this
season as the only all-arounder,
she was quickly joined early this
season by new regulars Caquatto
and Johnson.
Both freshmen have already
proved themselves to be stars on
the rise.
Johnson has won the South-
eastern Conference Freshman of
the Week three times.
Recently, she was joined by
Caquatto after her history-mak-
ing all-around debut against Ala-
bama.
"I don't have one event that
I'm extremely good at like some
of the girls on the team," Caquat-
to said. "I'm just consistent all-
around for all four events.


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Florida sophomore all-arounder Ashan6e Dickerson began the season as the Gators' only four-event
competitor, but she has been joined by four other UF gymnasts in the all-around competition this year.


progresses
ery event since her first meet with
the Gators last year, and she has
grown to love the competition
because it allows flexibility.
"If you make a mistake on
something, you can pick yourself
back up on the next event and
help the team out in a different
way," she said. "Whereas if you
do just one event and you mess
up, you can't go back and redo it
again.
Injured all-arounders King
and Noble are healing quickly,
and they expect to be back on the
all-around roster soon.
While Noble said she is going
to ease back into floor and vault
in the coming weeks, King has
slowly been creeping back into
all four events.
She has competed in all but
bars so far this season.
UF coach Rhonda Faehn said
the all-around is the sport's most
exhausting position - something
that poses a remarkable challenge
for her athletes.
"They're having to compete
in so many events every single
weekend, and it's a lot," she said.
"It's taxing on the all-arounders
mentally and physically.
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the independent florida the Avenuealiat Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 105 ISSUE 26 We Inform. You Decide. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 Penn and Teller reveal secrets of magic "I swore that I hated magic saw an advertisement for an ES set. He They also discussed their careers IswrthtIaedmgc ordered it and got back a box with a penBy ALEX ORLANDO Alligator Writer It started with an episode of "Howdy Doody." Raymond Joseph Teller was watching the show on his brand-new TV when Clarabell the Clown, Howdy's mute partner, advertised a Howdy Doody magic set. He sent away 15 cents and two Mars bar wrappers for the promise of real magic. A few weeks later it arrived in a flat envelope. Inside was a piece of perforated cardboard for him to punch out the pieces andu I HdLu scientISILS more than anything." and build the set himself. That was when he stopped Penn Jillette was 12 eas dulum and a few other odds and ends that he used for tricks on his buddies. They all Penn Jillette thought it was real. Even him. Magician Later that week in the school library, Penn was glancing through a book about magic when he saw his trick dissected and believing. old when he SEE MAGIC, PAGE 4 y LOCAL New jail windows could cut suicides By MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Writer In January 2008, an 18-yearold inmate hanged himself from a jail window. He couldn't know the trouble it would cause the Alachua County Commission and the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Sadie Darnell has been pushing to get about 300 new, suicide-proof windows ever since that incident. "We've had more start dates and delays than we have toes and fingers in this room," she said at Tuesday's County Commission meeting. Commissioners said they're working to get new windows, but the project has become larger and prcier than they expected. "We all want the jail fixed," said County Manager Randall Reid at the meeting. Initially, the plan was to replace the windows in the jail's common area, said Charlie Jackson, county facilities manager. Now the plan is to replace almost every window in the jail, said Eugene Morris, spokesman for the jail. Reid estimates new windows would cost more than $600,000. Jackson said the cost is about $250,000 over budget. "We all want the jail fixed." Randall Reid County Manager Darnell said she won't allow another suicide. Since 2008, 16 inmates tried to hang themselves from jail windows. "That's just not going to happen on my watch," Darnell said in an interview. The mother of the man who committed suicide filed a lawsuit against the jail. Darnell said if the jail doesn't fix the windows and another suicide happens, the jail could face more lawsuits. Jackson said the project should start within two months. Charles to visit Russia on Spring Break diplomacy trip 0 SHE LEAVES MARCH 6. 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There is no telephone listing for Scott and it isn't clear whether she has an attorney. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 THE AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS CROSSWORD SPORTS 13 16 17 Credit SCORE! Students race to pop 720 purple balloons on Wednesday afternoon. SCORE!, a financial coaching campaign sponsored by the UF Bateman Team, challenged participants to try and pop all 720 balloons, which represented a credit score of 720, in seven minutes and 20 seconds. 0 Florida guard Erving Walker (right) led the Gators with 25 points as UF led wire-to-wire and built on its strong week with a dominant 79-60 win at South Carolina on Wednesday. See Story, Page 17. Rain 57/45 visit www.alligator.org

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 3 ROMANCE Gainesville full of love By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer Feel the love, Gators. Gainesville placed ninth on Amazon.com s 2011 list of the top 20 most romantic U.S. cities. The city bested 10th-place Tallahassee but came in behind the other Florida cities on the list: third-place Orlando and fourth-place Miami. This isn't the first time Gainesville has placed in the top 20; it earned sixth place on the list in 2010. Amazon.com determined the top cities based on online sales of relationship and romance books, sexual wellness products, romantic comedies and Barry White albums. The company based its sales data on items bought since Jan. 1 on a per capita basis. Only cities with more than 100,000 residents were considered. Romance is the second most popular genre of fiction at the Alachua County Library District, just behind mystery novels. Gail Moss, librarian supervisor and fiction selector for the district, said this popularity might be due to the various subgenres for romance novels. Urban fantasy and paranormal romances are among the most popular choices. "When I worked at the circulation desk years ago, we'd have women come in and return literally bags full of mass-market romances and check out the same number," Moss said. "A lot of people are longtime lovers of romance reading." "A lot of people are longtime lovers of romance reading." Gail Moss librarian supervisor for Alachua County Library District While mysteries dominate the print arena, romances take the top spot for downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Since the beginning of the fiscal year on Oct. 1, 2010, people have downloaded 10,000 romance e-books and audio books but only 3,200 mysteries, she said. Flavet bandshell safety changes almost done By SAMANTHA DEAN Alligator Contributing Writer Safety requirements that have been mandated upon Student Government Produclions for Flavet Field are currently underway. The mandate, issued by the Vice President of Student Affairs, states that concerts cannot be held on Flavet until all necessary safety measures are in place. Lt. Bill Gainey of the UPD Special Services Division said the Slightly Stoopid concert last March was the catalyst for these new regulations. The new safety measures include building a fenced-off corridor that will separate the field into two halves and provide an access aisle for police officers. According to Kyle Calhoun, chairman of SGP, Flavet construction should be completed by mid-February. A hydraulic lift with a spotlight has been requested for nighttime concerts and lowlevel lighting will be installed throughout the field. The field will be completely fenced in so UPD can better control the area. UPD suggests all bands who encourage moshing, crowd surfing or drug use not be invited to perform at UF. The cost for these new regulations will be paid for by SGP Calhoun said security costs for an event at Flavet were preOn viously about $2,000. After the Campus recent changes, security costs are about $4,500. These regulalions probably won't be enforced a year or two down the road, he said, so the higher costs are for the immediate future only. According to Calhoun, university officials said they would prefer slowly easing into large events on the field. Until then, the Bandshell remains unused. Information Systems Health Care Management e Human Resources Management Regional Accreditation Small Class Sizes SAINT LEO Personal Attention U N I V E R S I T Y Founded 1889 Financial Aid Programs What you need for where you're going Find your calling. Alligator Classifieds. [352]373.FIND aliigziior

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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 Santa Fe's student government fights for bus rights THEY WANT A FEE, SIMILAR TO UF, THAT WOULD ALLOW STUDENTS TO RIDE THE BUS FOR FREE. By RACHEL STEPHENS Alligator Contributing Writer Almost an hour passed after his classes ended Friday afternoon, and Ken Haberland, a first-year student at Santa Fe College, sat at the bus stop waiting to go home. When he boarded the bus, he had a 45-minute ride ahead of him. SFC's student government is still working to make riding the bus less of a hassle. Tuesday will kick off this semester's collection of signatures for the Start the Bus! initiative, said Guadalupe Lawrence, the spokeswoman for for initiative. Start the Bus! is led by the Santa Fe Student Government and would make it possible to include a bus fee in tuition to provide unlimited, more reliable bus service for SFC students. The fee would be capped at $3.50 per credit hour and would allow students to ride buses for free. A push is being made once again to gather support for the newly modified initiative before it will be brought to Tallahassee sometime in the next few months. The student government will gather signatures at the Sweets for our Sweets event Tuesday as members pass out doughnuts and Valentine's Day candies, Lawrence said. Lawrence said they got more than 2,000 signatures last fall. The initiative presented last year would have affected all junior colleges in Florida. It was vetoed because the inclusion of a bus fee in tuition wouldn't necessarily benefit all of Florida's junior colleges, Lawrence said. This year, the initiative is designed to be optional, allowing schools to choose whether they want to include a bus fee with tuition. If the initiative is passed, a Transportation Fee Committee would need to be formed to organize routes and schedules in coordination with where SFC students live. But not all students are sure they would want this initiative to pass. Haberland said he would likely not support the initiative because he would have to pay more money if it passed. However, he also said that he would like to have better bus service. Group holds balloon race By SARA KAN ER Alligator Contributing Writer About 50 students were up against the clock as they attempted to pop 720 balloons during an event dedicated to promoting financial literacy Wednesday. The group gathered on the Plaza of the Americas to pop the purple balloons the UF Bateman Team put out to promote the launching of its SCORE! Campaign. The team challenged students to pop the balloons in seven minutes and 20 seconds, but the crowd made it in just one minute and 57 seconds. The 720 Balloon Pop Challenge aimed to spark interest and prove to people that financial literacy can be fun, said Bateman Team member Seeta Rebbapragada. "The event went fantastic and we hope it will drive people to our website and our sessions," she said. The UF Bateman Team is composed of five fourth-year public relations majors who are given a client and must create a public relations campaign to be entered in the PRSSA Bateman Case Study Competition. The team's client this year is Ally Financial Inc. Its campaign aims to promote and educate and Gainesville community about financial literacy and safe money management habits, Rebbapragada said. The team spent last semester re"It's been 10 years since the UF team has won." Maura Reese Team Member searching for the campaign, conducting surveys to find out about people's financial literacy and discovering ways they could teach people about money management. The team's next step is to implement its campaign, which includes holding financial literacy sessions on campus, in local high schools and within the Gainesville community. "It's been 10 years since the UF team has won," said team member Maura Reese. "It's a good time to break the streak." Beetle could save pastures By LAUREN ETTLINGER Alligator Contributing Writer A beetle native to South America has become a friend to cattle ranchers in Florida and other southeastern states. This beetle eats an invasive and noxious weed that destroys pastures. Julio Medal, a UF entomology researcher, has been working with his team since 1994 to find a bug that could get rid of the weed. Chemical herbicides and mowing were used with limited success to control tropical soda apple for the last decade. However, these expensive methods only worked temporarily. In Florida, TSA has infested about 150,000 acres of pastureland. Medal said it was difficult to find a bug that would not feed on anything except TSA. TSA is related to plants like eggplant, tomatoes, pepper and potatoes, and bugs that feed on one of those plants usually feed on them all. However, the Gratiana boliviana, a Brazilian leaf beetle, proved to be the bug for the job. "Bugs work slower than pesticides," Medal said. "Sometimes it can take up to two years for the bugs to get rid of the weeds, but in the long run they work better and are cheaper than pesticides." The beetle has not been able to survive colder climates in northern Florida and southern Alabama, said Medal. He is now working to gain approval from the USDA to release two more insects to control TSA. UF The beetles have decreased the population density of TSA by about 90 percent in central Florida in about two years, according to William Overholt, a researcher on the project. Cattle ranchers in Okeechobee County saw results after only two months. "A woman called me in October, two months after we had released the beetles, and said,'You have to come see this. I can't believe it,"' Medal said. "She was so happy with the results she told me she wanted to build a monument for me." Penn and Teller performed several magic tricks for the audience PENN, from page 1 explained right there on the page. That did it for him. "I swore that I hated magic and I hated scientists more than anything," he said. These were two of the slough of reasons the magician duo gave Wednesday night at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as to why they don't believe in magic, holistic medicine or God. The magicians greeted the crowd wearing orange and blue Gator baseball caps as they walked on stage. As they sat down for the moderated Q-and-A session, they were asked their first question, offered by a student before the show: "Will Teller speak tonight?" Teller, known for seldom or never speaking on their show, "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!," nodded his head, then opened his mouth. "I just like the idea of lying without talking," he said. For their first act, Teller's hands flew through the movements of a ball-and-cup trick using red Solo cups and aluminum foil balls while Penn dissected and explained the whole thing. To prove the point, they did the trick again -with clear cups. For another trick, Teller picked an audience member and handed the volunteer an apple stuck with 100 sewing needles. The magician plucked them from the apple about 20 at a time and swallowed them. Teller wound up about 6 feet of twine and gulped that down, too. After a massaging his belly and flashing discomforted looks to the audience, he coughed, gagged and produced the string from his mouth with all the needles threaded on it. Before the show, a line of about 1,800 people wrapped around the Phillips Center to see the show, hosted by Accent. A packed house, said Corey Portnoy, Accent's chief of staff. Tickets were sold out 20 minutes after the box office opened. Accent paid Penn and Teller $57,000. Teller, right, performs a ball-and-cup magic trick, explained by Penn, left. The duo performed tricks and explained their magic to a crowd of 1,800 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5 Catering truck toes the line to sell food 0 THE TRUCK IS NOT ALLOWED TO PARK ON UF PROPERTY. By KATY DORAN Alligator Contributing Writer An inch too close. Now, too far. On the driver's third attempt, the giant white truck turns carefully into Emerson Alumni Hall's rear entrance for the perfect parking job in order to avoid fines and charges from UF and the City of Gainesville. The Chow Now Food Truck, owned and run by Jules Gollner and her company, The White Apron Catering, offers a menu with specials like Cuban roast sandwiches, meatball subs and crab cakes every Tuesday. The truck serves up to 30 people every week outside Emerson, the closest legal spot to UF. According to UF regulation documents, the truck cannot park and sell food on UF property. Other regulations keep Gollner from bringing along the business's mascot. Rusty, her 15-pound terrierchihuahua mix, is not allowed in the truck, she said. Dogs and parking issues aside, -) she said the catering industry has, like other businesses, been affected by the economic downturn, resulting in a tight budget and a careful dispersal of the company's 18-cent business cards. The truck could sell food at places like fraternity houses, but most organizations request a minimum of $1,000 just for a parking spot, she said. Without sufficient funds, such prices slim the list of potential clients and leave On Gollner to slowly spreading the truck's reputation. "It's only hard because we're not known yet," she said. Locals like Karen Smith, a program assistant in planned giving for the UF Foundation, are drawn by the idea of serving fresh food from a vehicle. "I'd never grasped the concept of eating off a truck until about a month ago," she said. "It was only when I found out that it was through White Apron that I elected to try it." And in case anyone tries to steal from the vehicle, Gollner has a defense mechanism. "I have this sword," she said as she pulled out a plastic toy with a gray blade and gold-colored handle. She said she hasn't used it yet. KING OF THE CLASSROOM KING OF THE WEIGHT ROOM KING OF THE DORM ROOM Tgc\rn Tools from start to finish. Whatever your mission, Philips Norelco has the professional grooming tools you need for every inch of your face and body Find out how to get the look at www.shaveeverywhere.com PHILIPS sense and simplicity V o 0geTscaniie com Trom yourrob le browser to scan th s code anc Kc usive content Sta-da-d data raI eay ,-SCANLIFE I1I.1 Rubbish Riots Police officers walk among fire from petrol bombs thrown by protesters during clashes between residents and riot police in Keratea, about 31 miles southeast of Athens, late Tuesday. Residents of Keratea have clashed repeatedly over the past two months with police guarding the site of the planned rubbish dump.

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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 On the Table Budget tests Scott's bargaining skills ooks like it's time for our favorite dead-eyed, Voldemort-impersonating governor to backtrack. Gov. Rick Scott proposed his budget Monday, and he changed his tune by Wednesday. Politicians from both sides of the aisle were left scratching their heads about the governor's radical changes, no doubt worrying about the deep cuts he had planned. On one hand, he may be an idiot who didn't understand the state's situation thoroughly enough to compose a reasonable plan. On the other hand, however, we can see a spark of genius. Evil genius. Scott may be following a Machiavellian mode of bargaining, not unlike an old woman negotiating the price of a yard sale trinket. By offering a ridiculous budget that looks unfeasible to nearly everyone, he puts the ball in the legislators' court as they carefully dissect his suggestions. They may take the bait and meet him halfway on his proposals, and Scott is probably looking for the resulting concessions, not the approval of his whole budget. Was the governor just too idealistic and hazy on the details? Is he making a smart business move by saying, "You never get the deal you want"? Or maybe someone explained to him how arrogant "Just pass it" sounds to lawmakers. We just hope the budget made Scott realize Florida doesn't work like a company. State of Depression uantifying misery sounds unscientific at best, but we were sti l in erested to see Forbes rank the 20 most miserable cities in America. A few cities were obviously going to make an appearance -we're looking at you, Detroit -but the number of Florida communities on the list surprised us. Sure, our state isn't the greatest, but when Miami, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Jacksonville all showed up on the list, we immediately looked into the method the magazine used. Forbes took into account the usual reasons for urban despair such as unemployment and crime rates. They also factored in taxes, weather, commute times and the records of local sports teams. Most of these factors are understandable, but we question the sports decision. People didn't stop partying during the football team's "interesting" season last semester. We may have frowned at the games' outcomes, but we moved on within the span of a few hours. Other factors seem to have more of an effect on the local mood. Perhaps an active club scene should be considered. What about the number of cultural activities available to residents? Does the number of parks and other green spaces in a metropolitan area affect people's moods? What bums us out varies from person to person, so these questions make quantifying misery look as silly as using formulas to find the source of happiness. a ll e independent ftorida al gao Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres OPINIONS EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must includethe 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 Aye or send them to P0 Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions b00 CD 0 0 CIOa V0 J'RF BhK ~ vV~.NN\' President walking hat began in Tunisia as a modest protest against the lack of socioeconomic mobility has spread quickly throughout the entire Arab world, from Morocco in the West to Yemen in the East. However, the seeds of dissent flourished most in the 80 million-strong country of Egypt. Honestly, when I first heard of the protesting in Egypt I was reserved; any shake up in the Middle East surely would be bad for us, especially in Egypt. The country is the largest and most influential in the Arab world and has been a fair ally for the past couple decades. Any change to the status quo would be less than ideal. As time progressed, I realized the protests in Egypt are more than a good thing -they are a necessary thing. Fueled by grassroots activism, social media and a desire for change, the protests have been a game changer. Save for the hired thugs President Mubarak let loose onto the streets, the protests have remained peaceful and secular, with protesters echoing talking points that would make any American patriot proud. Men and women, Christians and Muslims, all marched in solidarity for democracy, hope and a better tomorrow. Among the signs demanding Mubarak to leave is another set of signs: signs calling for President Obama to expedite the removal of Mubarak and for the President to back the people, not the tyrant. Understandably, the president has quite a fine line to walk: encouraging progress and change without creating a power vacuum that would allow less-than-wholesome factions such as the Muslim Brotherhood from gaining power. Too little support for the Egyptian people and too much for Mubarak would lead to a public unforgiving of the United States for years to come. The sentiment in the country is solely that of selfdetermination and democracy, and any influencing on Egyptian tightrope Chad Mohammed either side can prove dangerletters@alligator org ous. Ironically, it seems keeping with the current course of action and encouraging the progress to free and fair elections is best for Egypt and the current geopolitical climate. That said, critiques of the president are numerous but not in agreement. It appears the opposition and presidential hopefuls themselves have no true course of action. Former Arkansas governor and Fox News personality Mike Huckabee criticized Obama for not supporting Mubarak enough publicly. Yet he claims, "This would not have required us to approve everything he did or deny the rights of the people of Egypt to demand a change of government." Exactly how one supports a figure that is truly hated by his citizens and doesn't support his decisions and actions is beyond me. On the other hand, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty claimed Obama hasn't done enough to distance himself from Mubarak and lambasted the administration for early statements that were lukewarm to the Egyptian President. At least House Speaker Boehner and Senate Minority Leader McConnell both concede the President has been handling the situation "pretty well." A presidential call for reform in Egypt but stopping short of asking for Mubarak's departure without the Egyptians having an overarching plan for transition would be detrimental to the world's political and economic wellbeing. I am confident if any of the current Republican 2012 contenders were commander in chief they would be shrewd to follow the same path lest we lose our most influential ally in the region. Chad Mohammed is a second-year chemical engineering major. His column appears on Thursdays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Today's question: Do you think Gainesville is a romantic city? 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America faces an education crisis During the 2010 winter break, I went home to my hometown, Johor Bahru, after four years. Johor Bahru is a major city in Malaysia, separated from Singapore by a thin strait. Singapore is also a rich, prosperous, technologically advanced and cosmopolitan first-world island country of no more than five million souls and less than 300 square miles of land. Comparatively, Malaysia, which is blessed with natural resources of tin, copper, rich soil and oil, languished in second place as a second-world country. Singapore also boosts one of the most highly educated populations, with a vibrant research and development sphere and highly regarded urversities. My parents are such fervent believers in the power of education that all their children were educated there despite the costs and long transit time. Singapore students routinely take medals in Math and Science Olympiads and ace the British GCE systems. In contrast, Malaysia had been engaging in such a systematic educational regression that the University of Malaya, which once was regarded as the best college in Southeast Asia, is not even ranked in the top 100 today. The National University of Singapore, on the other hand, stands at 31, just four places behind UC Berkeley. My uncle told me that a Singaporean minister, while speaking at a top Malaysian high school, declared that any high-scoring students willing to study at a Singaporean university would be given green cards immediately, with all tuition, room and board paid for along with a monthly stipend. Needless to say, many stepped forward to take the offer. Now your politicians are systematically dismantling your education system. It looks not unlike what the Malaysian government did three decades ago. They are destroying children's opportunities to be well-educated, to be competitive on the world stage and to earn a livelihood. I considered my own government's past actions that axed Malaysian education to be an act of treason. Your politicians are doing the same thing. Education of the people and the retention of talents are the bedrock of any society. If the people of this country do not wake up to this impending educational crisis, this country will lose its hegemony forever. Gelin Looi 7LS Alligator unfairly favors Progess Party As an outgoing College of Journalism and Communications student and Unite Party student senator, I am accustomed to the clash of campus politics and the biannual debate over its campus media portrayal. However, the Alligator's recent lack of journalistic integrity has morphed the publication's role as an information medium into that of a politically charged message. On Tuesday, students were disrespected with a news-less story depicting Progress Party presidential candidate Dave Schneider volunteering. Upstanding students volunteer their time daily and never receive media attention, much less on the front page, above the fold. The Alligator followed Wednesday with the most inaccurate account of a senate decision this campus has seen. Hannah Winston's story portrayed a senate debate with a pro-gun campus Unite Party versus an anti-gun campus opposition led by Schneider. What the story failed to mention was that Unite Party senators, including presidential candidate Ben Meyers, authored the bill denouncing campus gun tolerance in the first place. Due to the convenient misrepresentation of facts, students were once again victim to the Alligator's quest to please one audience with Progress Party political support. Looking to the upcoming weeks of election season, I urge the Alligator to remember the foundations of ethical journalism. Your job is to portray reality, not shape it. I charge the Alligator not to fall victim to the target-audience-driven media phenomena seen nationally today. Instead, set the standard, report ethically and have faith in your audience to decide. Aschelle Morgan UFStudent Senator U U Carrying a firearm unnecessary at UF just one month before Mike Lewis and J.T. Helm decided to write their pro-gun pieces in Wednesday's Alligator, 21-yearold FSU student Ashley Cowie was shot fatally in the chest. The shooter had been drinking earlier in the day and was showing off his rifle. Is that the kind of responsible gun use Lewis and Helm want to bring to our campus? Carrying a weapon is unnecessary. The UF campus is a generally safe place. UF ranks favorably in terms of safety when compared with our SEC neighbors. How many incidents of violent crime have occurred on campus that could have been prevented by the assailed possession of a gun? I can think only of one -the case of Kofi Adu-Brempong. Adu-Brempong was shot brutally in the face by our own UPD. The officer who shot him had undergone years of training in responsible gun use. It seems the only people we should be protecting ourselves from are these responsible gun owners. Mike Lewis may find it easy to joke around about "John-Woo-style shootouts" but these two examples strike very close to home and perhaps can persuade him to broach the issue with a little more humility next time. In light of the recent tragedy at FSU, Helm and Lewis should be embarrassed for inviting guns to UF. After they have been so irresponsible with their words, why should we trust them with guns? Conor Munro UF student Open campus should allow gun carry The right to carry arms generally should not be infringed, except in limited places deemed sensitive. Florida defines these "places of nuisance" as airport terminals, courthouses, prisons and some government buildings. These places inevitably are protected by metal detectors and security guards due to their sensitive nature. Under these circumstances, a common citizen could be expected to accept a temporary forfeit of his rights knowing that, in return, these sanctuaries provide reasonable measures against danger. A college campus does not fit this model. There is nothing stopping anyone from carrying any type of gun right onto its grounds. In all practical respects, it is just like any other city block in the sense that it has no metal detectors or security checkpoints to protect its inhabitants. Because it cannot install these measures, citizens shouldn't be denied the right to protect themselves. Anyone who suggests guns are not conducive to an academic environment fails to show how the threat of a criminal gunman is conducive to a learning environment. They fail to explain why, on the many campuses that do allow carry, there have been zero incidences. Anyone who perpetuates a fearful vision of hordes of students visibly carrying guns on their hips is ignorant to the practical purposes of the open carry provision in Florida Senate bill 234. They don't understand why anyone with any knowledge of firearms laughs at their Wild West fantasy scenarios. Sawyer Zent UFstudent THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 7 SARACK GREw UP N"T MELL, LOVES CAMELS. BUT 1EE Wwr=T kNUSE IS A CAr'EL-tR5EE Z)NE, SO PIE'S ~r-N CAMELLESS fcg A AR. CAmEL -IGARETfs! Everyone faces AIDS risk t least Brett Wagner didn't use the, "But I have lots of gay friends," excuse in his attack on the LGBT community in Monday's paper. The FDA's policy of prohibiting men who have sex with men (MSMs), however they may identify, from donating blood was implemented in the early 1980s back when, yes, homophobia was rampant. But it also was the beginning of the HIV/ AIDS crisis, when little to nothing was known about the disease or how it was transmitted, and when it was still referred to as GRID, or gay-related immune deficiency. Back then the policy was valid, as about 90 percent of HIV transmissions were from MSMs, but more than 25 years on the transmission rates have plummeted, and this policy is way past its expiration date. The UF LGBT Concerns Committee was absolutely correct in condemning the FDA's ban on MSMs donating blood, because it has now become a remnant of a more homophobic time. Brett, if you want to have a discussion on sexual orientation, that is a different matter, but homophobia-related arguments aside, understanding the disease and its transmission, as well as technology for detecting and treating HIV, has improved immensely. There are finger-prick tests for HIV, which take 20 minutes, that the blood bank could do easily while people wait in line and fill out their forms to donate blood. According to bloodbook.com, blood banks test every donation of blood for a variety of STDs, including HIV, no matter the sexual proclivities of the donor. HIV is not a death sentence anymore; it is a manageable disease. New medicines and treatments are being developed as we speak, and people with HIV are living longer than ever. In addition, perpetuating the stereotype of promiscuity among MSMs is insulting and clearly ignorant. Andrew Briefman Promiscuity Speaking Out has nothing to do with your sexual orientation, which anyone on a college campus should be able to determine. Risky behavior is not confined to one segment of the population, whether it is binge drinking, drug use or copious amounts of sex. Unprotected heterosexual sex is far more dangerous than protected homosexual sex, and that "specific type of sexual contact" should definitely be on the ban list. While it is true MSMs have a high rate of infection for HIV, they are not the only ones -rates of infection for identified heterosexuals have been on the rise, according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Actually, rates of infection for all races and sexualities are on the rise, and this is hopefully because more people are getting tested. HIV/AIDS is not a gay disease; it is a sexually transmitted disease, and everyone is susceptible. If you have HIV, it is not because you are gay or someone you had sex with is gay. We are not in elementary school anymore; that is not the worst thing in the world. HIV can affect everyone who is sexually active, and you should always be safe while having sex. It is your job to know your status, no matter who you have sex with or how often. Both the UF Student Health Care Center and the Alachua County Health Department offer free or inexpensive HIV testing. If anyone hasn't gotten tested recently, or ever, they should go as soon as possible. Prevention of HIV transmission, and the eventual repeal of the blood donation ban, is possible only through education. Always have safe sex, get tested regularly and, most importantly, remember that no one is immune, for any reason.

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theAvenue thursday, february 10, 2011 piano man N a. m Brad Heron, owner and house player at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar, shares a toast with the crowd Friday night. Rockeys opened New Year's Eve and plays music by request only Thursday through Saturday. UF grad's piano bar offers musical variety Audience members play games, bid for songs BY BRITT PERKINS avenue writer Take a step into Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar downtown and enter the world of Billy Joel. And T-Pain. And Garth Brooks. Rockeys, 112 S. Main St., opened NewYear's Eve but is already one of the few bars downtown that can pack in a crowd by 10 p.m. And, unlike other spots in town, variety is not lacking here. Last Friday, as bartenders sang along while they mixed drinks, the crowd la, la, la'd alongto "Crocodile Rock" and didn't miss a beat during the transition to "Low (Apple Bottom Jeans)." At Rockeys, two pianos back-to-back and a drum kit fill the raised stage where crowd requests alone determine the set list Thursday through Saturday. Local live music reigns on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On request days, if crowd members wantto hear a song they've got to pay the asking price at the time. And if a crowd member doesn't like the song, he or she can pay more to put a stop to it. That means a $6 bid can get your request bumped to the front of the line, but an opposing $7 wager can make sure the first chords of "Party in the U.S.A." are also the last. It's all about interaction at Rockeys. The players banter with one another and are not shy about talking directly to the crowd. And sometimes, they do more than just talk. While on stage, each player has a hand-held spotlight, ready to select volunteers for games and serenades. Recently, Rockeys hosted an impromptu "booty-shaking" contest with participants ages 21 to 61. Brad Heron, owner and house piano player, said the "ageless" factor Only in where everyone checks their egos at the door is one reason people can have a good time at Rockeys. After graduating from UF in 2004, Heron toured the U.S. playing professionally, building his repertoire. But Heron, a self-proclaimed diehard Gators fan, said each college town reminded him of his alma mater. "I missed Gainesville," he said. "And I had such a good time here, and I was having such a good time in other college towns, I thought, 'Man, I'd really like to do Gainesville."' Heron partnered with Scott Schmailzl, owner of Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar in West Des Moines, Iowa, and longtime friend from the piano circuit. Tim Buie of Savannah, Ga., alsojoined Heron in Gainesville as a house player. Although there are regular appearances, the lineup doesn't always stay the same. Every week, a guest player from another town joins the regulars on stage with a different background and different skills, which helps keep things interesting and fresh, Heron said. After going through "a million" names, Heron said they settled on the combination of the words "rock" and "keys" to brand the new piano bar downtown, but that's often how people still refer to it. However, naming was not the biggest challenge people said they would face. The 21-plus, non-smoking requirements, on the other hand, were. But instead of being a problem, Heron said those two factors are what he gets complimented on most, besides the friendliness of the staff. And as for Heron's favorite song to play? "I probably wouldn't sit in a room by myself and say, 'Oh, I feel like playing some Lady Gaga right now.' But in front of a crowd of people that wantto hear it, I mean, there's nothing more fun than Lady Gaga." PG 9: Check out the best of the best music in Gainesville in the first ever Alligrammy Awards. PG 10: Hate Valentine's Day? Either sulk around or check out columnist Robert Imfeld's take on the sap fest. PG 11: Can't neglect your videogame console for one day? Check out these games to butter up your valentine so you don't have to. PG 12: If you don't think big crowds translate to intimacy, try some of these tips to create a steamy, scrumptious night in. See what's in store for UF's Theatre Strike Force. Stumped on what to wear on your hot date? Fifth Avenue's got you covered. Visit: alligator.org/the avenue WATCH: The Grammy Awads If you're sick of hearing about the best movies of the year, maybe it's time to check out the best music. For the 53rd annual show, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minal and LL Cool J are among the many stars attending. And Katy Perry, Drake, Rihanna, Arcade Fire and Lady Gaga will all be performing. Don't miss it this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS. SEE: "Just Go With It" Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston come together in this rom-com to help Sandler's character win over his dream woman. Aniston's character and her kids are supposed to be the key ingredients to his success, but we all know Aniston always ends up with the cute guy in the end. Unless it's real life. LISTEN: "6 Foot 7 Foot" by Lit Wayne This song is perfect for cruising down University Avenue or sitting in bumper-tobumper traffic on Archer Road. Don't let the monotonous beat fool you: Lil Wayne is back and better than ever. READ: "The Rules According to JWOWW" Wait, what? Did we read that correctly? Looks like this overly bronzed Jersey girl is moving from your TV to your bookshelf. Inside: "Shore-tested secrets on landing a mint guy, staying fresh to death and kicking the competition to the curb." Sounds like a literary masterpiece in the making. -LAUREN GOLD

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long distance qp Celebrating I BY EUGENIO TORRENTS avenue contributing writer When Jesse Wright wakes up on Valentine's Day, he may notice a text or even a missed call. For a stinging second, he might not want to check his phone. But, inevitably, he will slink out of bed and pick it up. It will probably be Amber Davis -his girlfriend of more than one month. Wright navigated the fall semester feeling out his relationship with Davis, testing their compatibility. They officially started dating on New Year's Day. "It was kind of like a preseason to the season," he said. This year, he will celebrate Hallmark's big day sans his better half. While he decides the best time to dial in a Valentine's Day greeting, she will be delivering roses for Habitat for Humanity around Tallahassee. That's right. Wright is a Gator. Davis is a Seminole. And they're celebrating Valentine's Day -well, sort of. While tons of couples will smooch amid chocolate hearts and rose petals, long-distance partners won't necessarily embrace the holiday as much. "Last Valentine's Day, my date was Jose Cuervo," Davis said. This year, her date is 140-plus miles away. That's a stone's throw away compared to the distance dividing Alex Guenov and his girlfriend of almost a year, Michaela Valenti. The pair started dating about a year ago, met through mutual friends and kept a loose, fun relationship. Then Valenti graduated, and the duo had a decision to make: ove -apart spIit now or stick out the distance. She went to Costa Rica for six weeks and would go to a hotel for free Internet access to Skype her boo. "It ain't easy. That's for sure," Guenov said. It took him two to three months to make the transition from a shortto long-distance relationship. "You definitely think about it every day. It kind of eats away at you, but usually when they call and stuff or you call them, it helps out." Fast forward to the present, where Guenov's Valentine's Day plans vastly contrast with last year's, when he made shrimp alfredo and a Bulgarian salad for his valentine, Valenti. This year, Guenov will treat Feb. 14 like business as usual. Valenti will see "West Side Story" with her family. Because they talk on the phone about an hour every day and one makes the drive to see the other once or every other week, distance really hasn't been a strain. On the contrary, it livens up the relationship. "If we fight or anything like that, it's wasted time," Valenti said. "It's like, 'Yeah, I'm leaving tomorrow,' so we have to do all these things and have fun. We can't just sit around and be bums." Both couples stress trust and communication. "Understand there's a bigichance it's not going to work," Davis said. "Make sure it's what you want to do and you trust the person enough -when you only see them two days out of every two weeks -if you're a jealous person, it's not going to work. Ever." By THOMAS NASSIFF avenue contributing writer Every year, national record executives and experts honor who they think are the best of the best in the music industry. Here, we've narrowed down Gainesville's best musicians who for the past year have unknowingly competed for awards in categories similar to those in the Grammys. For the first time ever, the Avenue presents its top picks for locally formed acts. We introduce to you: the Alligrammys. + Song of the Year "Channel 10" "Channel 11"Less Than Jake Less Than Jake's "TV/EP" is a collection of 16 covers of TV theme songs and commercial jingles. We had to pick both songs to amount to the length of one normal song. "Channel 10 is the theme song from "Spongebob Squarepants" and "Channel 11" is the theme from "That '70s Show." Believe us, Less Than Jake's ska-punk repertoire makes singing alongto songs you've known for years even more fun. + Album of the Year "White Crosses," Against Me! Gainesville's pride and joy continue to evolve from album to album, and the group's studio LP does not disappoint. Against Me!'s brand of folk-punk and rock 'n' roll -this time, with catchier hooks and friendlier instrumentation -has never been more accessible. + Best New Artist Greenland is Melting The Gainesville natives in 2009 released "Our Hearts are Gold, Our Grass is Blue" and in 2010 gained local notoriety. The band's style of bluegrass is perfect for listening to at social events or while hanging out with friends. Keep an eye out for "Folk Songs From Florida," which the band will self-release in 2011. + Best Vocal Performance Tom Gabel -Against Me! Gabel's performance on "White Crosses" is a memorable one, bringingAgainst Me!'s sounds to more headphones than ever. + Best Band Less Than Jake This band continues to put out witty, wellthought-out material. One of the grandfathers of ska-punk, Less Than Jake seems stronger than ever after more than a decade of playing together. This year, look out for re-releases of the group's two early albums, "LosingStreak" and "Hello Rockview." + Best Record Label No Idea Records Although it was a close call between No Idea and Paper + Plastick Records, No Idea takes the prize because of its work on The Fest. Every year, the Gainesville-based label puts on the three-day punk festival, and in 2010 the event had its ninth anniversary. The Fest is every crusty punk's favorite weekend, and, as innocent student bystanders know, standing by and watching the mayhem unfold makes the experience all the better. THIS WEEK SHE WORKED ON MADE PAELLA WITH HERE HER FLAMENCO MOVES HOST FAMILY AND TURNED IN NTERiNIATIONAL MARKETING CLASS. Discover where you'll study abroad at usac.unr.edu Please use trash cans and clean up spills in libraries that allow food. 2011 SEC Diving Championships Friday, February 11 Tickets: 11 AM Prelims/5 PM Finals Saturday, February 12 $25 All-Meet Pass 11 IAM Prelims,/5 PM FinalIs $10 Day Pass Sunday, February 13 F tickets cal: 11 AM PeIim,/2:3O PM Finas ortck tscal P-wll di-I 3 m -t;;1-800-34-GATOR y m 1ycall.Flondey Svicea B00-955-8771(TDD) Stephen C. O'Connell Center thursday, february 10, 2011 *ALLIGATOR, 9 The Alligrammy Awards restaurants 3 Course Valentine's Day Special for Two! Includes Domestic Beers or Soft Drinks all for $20 one drink per person 352-378-1930 Offer valid Fri-Mon 5150 SW 34thSt, Next to Publix www.greenplantains.com

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10, ALLIGATOR thursday, february 10, 2011 Wishing a new saint would march in When I bumbled my way into high school and realized I'd have to start working for Valentine's Day treats rather than receiving a bag of candy from classmates simply for existing, I got a little sad. Sure, Valentine's Day is a wonderful holiday in celebration of love. It's arguable that it's an even better dayfor a girl to kickthe shit out of her boyfriend if he messes it up. But what aboutthose who have neither love nor domestic violence to give or receive? What about all the people whose only wish is not to be bombarded with red fliers and revolting Facebook status updates? Similar to how Muslim Awareness Month coincides with Black History Month, I say the singles of the world rise up and stand proud on Feb. 14 to honor St. Raphael, the patron saint of travelers -or, in other words, single people. St. Raphael's Day would work for several reasons. First, think of the economic boost a new holiday would provide. Usually it's the chocolate, greeting card and flower industries that boom this time of year. However, supporters of St. Raphael's Day would uniformly boost the alcohol, ice cream and Cheetos industries. Also, there's power in numbers, and thousands of singles parading through campus would demonstrate to couples the total lack of ill will and envy. It might even be a good idea for all singles to mark themselves with a jagged Robert Imfeld half-heart, letting the world know just Columnist how not miserable they are. Last, it's possible that by celebrating singleness openly, two people mightjust fall in love. By cajoling "StarCraft" champions into the sunshine where they might meet, there's a chance a new legion of St. Valentine followers will blossom. I think St. Raphael's Day will be a success this year. So, single Gators, go buyyour cheap Pinot and stock up on your frozen pizza -your yearly ritual of pretending not to care how sad you are finally has a name! AMPED: left-fielder Kelsey Bruder BY BENJAMIN EVANS avenue writer Kelsey Bruder is a UF softball player who's beefed up her personal music catalog since movingto Florida to attend UF. "Coming from California, we like a lot of pop-punk and rap and R&B," said Bruder, who is originally from Corona. "Coming down south, a lot of my teammates have exposed me to a little bit of country music." The team always has music playing when it's hitting, she said. Like a pro wrestler walking out to pulverize his or her opponent, UF softball players have individual "walk-out songs" they play when they're up to bata songthatsays something like this: "I can do this," or, "Prepare, my poor foe, for your fated clobbering." This season, Bruder has chosen "Who's that Chick?" by David Guetta, featuring vocals from Rihanna as her walkout song. Here are some other tunes the UF athlete uses to get amped: racs) "It's got a good techno beat. Kind of makes me wantto fist pump." "Fall for Your Type" by Jamie Foxx (feat Drake) "I can listen to Drake all day. I love his voice, love his rhymes." Avenue: Did you watch "Degrassi"? KB: Yeah, isn't that weird. That's kind of weird [laughs]. "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd "Definitely different than everything else I have on the list, but I love the lyrics. 'Two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl.' Pretty cool." "Take My Hand"by Shawn McDonald KB: He's a Christian artist and I'm pretty sure it's a proven fact that if you listen to Christian music while you work out you're stronger and faster. Avenue: Really? KB: My proven fact [laughs]. "Bass Down Low" by Dev (featThe Cata"Moment 4 Life" by Nicki Minaj "I'm for any strong females, and she's unique." "The Boys of Fall"by Kenny Chesney "It just makes me appreciate being a Gator and what I have, although I'm not a 'boy of fall.'" "Vibin "by Piccalo "It makes me dance whether I'm on second base or in the dugout." "You Hold Me Now" by Hillsong United "It's another Christian song. The lyrics are really good. It makes me connect. Definitely makes me appreciative of what I have and how blessed I am." "Chillin'" by Wale ft. Lady Gaga "It's just got a good beat." "Blow"by Ke$ha "I'm not too big on pure techno, but it has a cool techno back beat, and it just talks about dancing and doing your own thing and not worrying about what anybody thinks." Photo Illustration by Dana Burke and Cynthia Despres / Alligator Staff UF softball player Kelsey Bruder hangs out indoors, glove and ball in hand, during a rainy day at practice.

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thursday, february 10, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 American WingZone EVERYBODY knows the biggest, tastiest, freshest chicken wings come from Wingzone on University Ave. Since 1991 they have been delievering to your door & have amassed a huge following from Gainesville residents & UF students. They also deliever shrimp, chicken fingers, salads, sides and a thick, juicy 1/2 lb burgers with their patented wedge fries. Great food delievered to your door day & night. 352-377-2473 Gator Dawgs We have 26 styles of hot dogs to choose from. Chicago, Heart attack, Frito, Colombia, etc. Even create your own. Our burgers are prepared daily and cooked to order. Our fresh deli sanwiches come with over 1/4 lb of meat. Check out our full menu at GatorDawgs.com. Several delicious vegetarian & vegan options. We are located at 1023 W University Ave. 378-4353 Breakfast & Lunch Bagels Unlimited Serving Gainesville for over 25 years. BU is a tradition of sorts. We offer many breakfast platters cooked fresh, featuring omelettes, eggs any style, large pancakes, French Toast, Knishes, 17 varieties of bagels and a large assortment of spreads. Also available are tofu and tempeh. Over 100 bottles of hot sauce are available for sampling. 2024 SW 34th St. -34th St. Plaza Open every day from 6:30am-3pm 43rd St. Deli & Breakfast House Calling all Gainesville students! Come & experience the breakfast house that has been serving Gainesville residents for 25 years Famous for biggest 4-egg omelete, the best Reuben, gyros, & soup all on a student's budget! Vegetarian? No probelm. We have a selection that is sure to fulfill your needs. We now offer free WiFi! Voted best deli in Gainesville! Open all day, everyday from 7am-3pm. Come visit either of our two locations in town! 4401 NW 25th Place. 373-2927 or 3483 Williston Rd. 373-5656, which is conveniently located off 175. Cafe M ude's Classic Ca e A Gourmet coffee shoppe with a wide array of desserts and treats made daily. We also serve beer & wine. Bring your own CLEAN 12 oz. cup and get a daily brew for a buck. Indoor and outdoor seating available, free wireless and parking behind building. Check us out on facebook. Downtown Gainesville 336-9646 Deli Dave's New York Deli Best Philly Steak in Town! That's what customers are saying about Dave's Authentic Philly Cheese Steaks made with Real Philly Meat & Amoroso rolls direct Philly! Hungry for NY? Try our NY Carnegie Deli pastrami & corned beef, knishes, NY Bagles, Angus Burgers, Cubans & more! Dave's is located just 4.5 miles west of Oaks Mall @ 14145 W. Newberry rd in Jonesville. davesnydeli.com 352-333-0291 Student Discounts w/ID. Frozen Treats D'Lites Emporium Healthy never tasted so good! D'Lites has the lowest calorie ice cream in Gainesville-REALLY-and is the only low-calorie soft serve with NO artificial sweeteners. 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Ofestaurant! fering many vegan dishes. We are ngle specialized in catering any group Live size. Offering cooking class starting rritos! January 17th 6:30-8:30pm every Mon. Limited seats -call now to register. Call Nalini at 352-514-3398. Open 7 days serving lunch and dinner. Call 352-505-6200 Video games Jour girlfriend wun't hate alentine's Day is upon us yet again. Whether you're singe, in a relationship or just have a vendetta against Hallmark, it's inescapable. Candy hearts will rain from the skies, and the streets will run white w ith teddy-bear stuff ing. Other forms of mass hysteria occur only one day out of the year, so suck it up and deal with it. For those who actually enjoy Valentine's Day, or for gamers with significant others, I'd be reAndrew Wyzan miss if I didn't Columnist write a column just for you. Every game isn't a singe-player campaign, and not all girls hate video games. Let's break some stereotypes and take a look at a few games to play while cuddling on the couch, if only to leave the single people alone. "Kirby's Epic Yarn" Console: Wii The pink puffball who eats bad guys and swings a mean hammer is one of Nintendo's best creations, and his newest game, released in October, is cuteness incarnated. Transporting the character into a world made of yarn and buttons, Kirby fights threaded bad guys by using his mighty line of yarn, unraveling himself into different forms. Two-player co-op is a great way to get your girlfriend into this game, and there's an incredibly easy level that's beginner-friendly. "Dance Central" Console: Kinect for Xbox 360 Mark my words: If the Kinect takes off like the Wii did, this will be the new No. 1 party game. "Rock Band" developers have released a game that's fun to play only with other people. The dance moves are well-choreographed, and the Kinect senses motion to an annoyingly precise degree. But the game doesn't become truly great until the Kinect's camera comes into play. It's a sneaky little bitch that records the player while he or she is dancing -duringthe freestyle sections, playing them back for all to see. After a few days of your girlfriend making fun of your lame-ass attempt to booty shake, you'll be praying for a breakup. "Call of Duty: Black Ops" Console: All Because the "Halo" franchise is officially finished, "Call of Duty" has become the great unifier of this console generation. No matter your preferred genre, it's hard to turn down an opportunity to score some headshots and to blow stuff up. I've known plenty of girls who love playing "Black Ops" on Xbox Live, and the best relationships are about sharing what you love. If you're a hardcore guy with a kill ratio better than some Navy SEALs or a girl who just enjoys venting, "Black Ops" could be a great way to spend Valentine's Day. Who needs a heart-shaped box when you can kill communists? "ator !!!111110

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12, ALLIGATOR thursday, february 10, 2011 Tips for a steamy night in BY RICHARD 0. STEHLI avenue writer Valentine's Day is here, so we'll all be heading to our favorite restaurants for fancy dinners under ambient lighting, right? Not this guy. I have a laundry list of reasons not to give in to the traditional (read: modern consumerist) way we do Valentine's Day dinner. For starters, I don'tfeel very intimate when I'm surrounded by 50 other people tryingto feel intimate. Further, dining out is expensive! I'm a college student, after all. Even worse, this year Valentine's Day falls on a Monday, which is Hipster Sunday, and everything with any local charm in Gainesville is closed. Most importantly, my bedroom is miles from the nearest ritzy restaurant, and I like to keep my eye on the prize. Plus, I won't deny it -I forgot to make reservations. Am I worried? No. Why? Because whipping up a fabulous, easy and affordable Valentine's Day feast is as easy as Man's Food (FOS 2001). There are a few basic things to remember about courting a woman (or man) through food, regardless of what you choose to make. Looks matter We eat with our eyes as much as our mouths. Probably more. As such, pick colorful ingredients. Purple cabbage, red tomatoes, orange peppers and colorful salad greens are all great visual complements to anything you cook, even if you use them just as a garnish. Texture is important, too. Hulking slabs of meat are boring so keep your dishes open-faced and let things stack up or stick out. Shapes like stars or spirals are a plus. One word: plating Think of plating like explosions and boobs in an action movie: No matter how bad the plot and acting are, gratuitous explosions (and breasts) will make everything more tolerable. The same holds true with food. Google search pictures of food similar to what you're cooking, and organize your plate accordingly. Keep things hot Another trick is to heat plates in the oven. For one, your food will staytoasty longer. More importantly, danger is the world's oldest aphrodisiac. Nothing turns on a woman like danger, and nothing screams danger quite like a 400-degree plate next to your hands. Drink something sweet A final trick is to drink your dessert. Fruit lovers, try Lindeman's Framboise Lambic, something akin to raspberry champagne. For the chocoholics out there, try a Godiva chocolate liqueur. Ask around at your favorite liquor store, and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how many ways you can imbibe your final course. Healthy sweet stuff By MAE BASIRATMAND avenue writer Valentine's Day is a celebration of love. And with that, for whatever reason, we're exposed to copious amounts of chocolate, temptingthose of us on a health kick. Between gift exchanges, parties or the spike of pink and red wrappers in the checkout line, it seems the creamy candy is everywhere. For all the closet chocoholics, the sappy couple at the fondue fountain, the loners binging in front of the TV or anyone looking for an excuse to munch on the holiday classic, here are a few ways to eat the sweet stuff in keeping with your good health. Chocolate is made from the cocoa plant, which has health benefits similar to those from some vegetables. Vegetables contain flavonoids, which act as antioxidants, and the flavonoids available in the cocoa plants help relax blood pressure and lower cholesterol. But before reaching for a candy bar or a piece of cake, remember not all types are healthy. One trumps them all: dark chocolate. It contains more antioxidants than milk chocolate or white chocolate. And, best of all, it can lift your mood. Dark chocolate contains the neurotransmitter serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant and stimulates endorphins, which provide the feeling of pleasure. This is the reason you experience that feel-good sensation after consuming just a small dose of it. In addition, dark chocolate contains high levels of potassium and magnesium, and it provides vitamins such as B1, B2, D and E. These can help regulate blood pressure. There is no established recommended serving size of chocolate, but just remember: Moderation is key. So, when walking down the pink aisles of the convenience store, making a smarter decision on chocolate could lead to a treat for not only your tummy but your body, too. o Help the homeless Q Balance the Budget o Clean up our streets Vote Richard Seiwach City Commissioner at Large 2 The best man for the job. voteselwach.com pd. pol. adv WE'VE GOT EVERVTHING! 40-70% OFF Oaks Mall Plaza next to Stride Rite (352) 335 -4814 A ecio 1 F4e A lg t rde i a e ogvn Internships and AcademicSeminars Arc you interested in gaining professional experience whiic earning academic credit and living in London, Sydney or Washington DC? 1k ml With up to $7,500 in scholarships per student, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars offers tailored internship academic programs for all majors. Please attend our info session at the UF Campus February 14 & 15! Visit wwxx .twvc.edu/florida for more information. 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Classifieds THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/classifieds For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished furnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished $425 per bedroom-All inclusive! 3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail <1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym! free tanning,freeHBO/showtime *Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-20-10-70-1 WOW! Live from $325! All Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s Cable Internet *U tilities Furnished Tanning 24 Hr Gym TheLandingsUF.com 336-3838 3801 SW 13th St 4-20-70-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts. www.ApartmentsinGainesville.com 4-20-70-1 Now Leasing for 2011-2012! Student friendly 2/2's and 4/4's Text "GP" to 47464 for more info! 4-20-70-1 All-inclusive private suites ***Starting @ $399*** Available for imm move in! 2 bus routes, tons of amenities Lexington Crossing Apts Call today! 373.9009 4-20-10-70-1 *ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! -2-1w .EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 4-20-1 0-70-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive 42" TV included in every apt $444 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-20-70-1 The Polos Already have roommates? ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES* 2/2: From $541/person 3/3: From $432/person 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-1 2 BLOCKS TO UF-$335/MO 4BR Fully Furn + All Utils. Ind. Call Eric Leightman, University Realty, 219-2879 or CampusWalkUF.com 4-20-70-1 LEXINGTON CROSSING SUBLEASE Move In ANY Time. Highly Negotiable Terms. Fully Furnished. Friendly Roommates. 3 Bus Routes. $379/m OR best offer. Call/text 813205-1549. Email ibukreyev@ufl.edu. 2-2211-25-1 *6 Bedroom House* Walk to class. Pool. 2 Living Rooms. Game Room. 3 Bathrooms. Lease begins August 5. Please call 561-866-8234 for further info. 2-11-5-1 2/2's & 3/3's RMM Match HUGE Walk In Closet Full size W/D Pet Friendly Prem Cable & Hi Speed Intrnt Incid 352-374-3866 HiddenLakeUF.com 4-20-10-70-2 For Rent F unfurnished QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN lbr $350. Small 2br $375 372-6881, 213-3901 4-20-10-70-2 Arbor Park 2/1.5 $599 -1050 Sqft Call today 335-7275 4-20-10-70-2 Now Leasing for Fall! Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs www.arlingtonsquare.org Downtown apts from only $619 Check availability today! 338-0002 4-20-10-70-2 1/1 E at $469ALL Pets Welcome Frederick Gardens Call (352) 372-7555 4-20-10-70-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-20-10-70-2 Pinetree Gardens 2/1 Townhome w/ w/d for $649 3br for $799. Free UF parking. 352-376-4002 4-20-10-70-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-20-10-70-2 No deposit!!! Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's <1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym FREE tanning/FREE cable *Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-20-10-70-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-7-09-167-2 3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235 Move In today. Park Near UF Free! Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Pick THE LAURELS for FALL! 1 & 2 Flats, 3/3 TH w/Cable @ $815 24hr gym*Tanning *Gated*Pet Friendly thelaurelsuf.com 352.335.4455 4-20-10-70-2 *ESCAPE THE ORDINARY* 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!! FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning GatedPet Friendly*Fitness Classes www.thelaruelsuf.com 352-335-4455 4-20-11-70-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$629 Great Location -Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 4-20-10-70-2 2/2 and 3/3 Townhomes From $360/person! Available NOW and August! 377-2801*cobblestoneuf.com 4-20-70-2 1 & 2 BR -MOVE IN TODAY! 1/1 from $579 2/1.5 from $649 Townhomes & Flats Pets Loved! Includes water/sewer! Pools*Tanning*Fitness*376-2507 4-20-10-70-2 *@@PARKING*** Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 Madison Pointe NW 23rd Blvd 1s, 2s and 3s from $699 Free Tanning, Pool, Gym Gated and Pet Friendly 352-372-0400 MadisonPointe.org Text MADISON to 47464 for more info! 4-20-70-2 O LO S Washer/Dryer in Every Apartment 1/1's from $719 2/2's from $839 3/3's from $954 Includes Internet 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-2 1bed @ Hidden Village 500 sq ft $479 Close to UF and Shands Call 352-376-1248 4-20-10-70-2 HUGE floor plans! 2/2.5 TH* 1 month FREE W/D included Pets welcome 352-332-7401 TheGardensUF.com 4-20-70-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym vww.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 4-20-10-70-2 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H20 Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com 4-20-10-70-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 4-20-10-70-2 GP is NOW LEASING for 2011 Student friendly 4/4's! Starting at $409 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-20-70-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 ww.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-20-10-70-2 Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts. Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-20-10-70-2 FOX HOLLOW Gated Entry MOVE-IN SPECIAL 1BR STARTING AT $499. 7301 W Univ Ave Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 352-332-3199 vww.foxhollowgainesville.com Text: foxhollow@65374 4-20-10-70-2 WALK TO UF! 1 BR $425 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2 rHow To Place A Classified Ad: Corrections andacell-ations: H ov To P la e A clllla sited d : Cancelltionis:iiCaclla tIiis:8a -4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. O n line : w/ Visa or Masterc d at w iga g /Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. 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By Fax: (352) 376-3015 M-F, 8am -4pm 1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets 3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides 4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets 5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found All 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 ongin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. 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14, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 For Rent For Rent For Rent uFor Rent For Rent unrnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished 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.sun island. info 4-20-10-70-2 SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES 1.1 Townhomes >From $525 mo; 1 mo free with yr lease. Walk to Campus 352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041 www.sunisland.info 4-20-10-70-2 SUN BAY and Sun Key 1.1 bedroom Apartment (Not just a room!) 1 mo free for UF students >From $475 mo; Walk to Campus No other offers apply 352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041 www.sunisland.info 4-20-10-70-2 PET'S PARADISE $390 -$650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-1610-40-2 $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/1 BA apt $500 mo; No Dep, No Fee's UF or SF Full-Time Students Bike to Campus, Walk to Starbucks Tommy 352-339-1965 4-20-10-70-2 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 HOUSINGACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BlDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD PLasma TVfor new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 2-24-11-35-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-250-6149 2-28-11-36-2 Gainesville Student Rentalsac -------.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 1 st floor 204 nw 18 st $1100 @2/2 apt 2515 sw 35 place $1200 2-1 8-11-20-2 The Retreat at Madison Pointe 2/2 with Vaulted ceilings & W/D. No move in fees and $500 off March! Garage included. Gated Community. 2701 NW23rd Blvd 352-372-0400 MadisonPointe.org Text MADISON to 47464 for more info!! 4-20-66-2 WALK TO UF Available Feb. 1 BR/1 BA $550 1 year lease, SD, NS, NP Call/Text 352-870-7256 gv1132601@gmail.com 2-28-11-33-2 Available Aug 1st. 4BR/2BAvery nice house. Quiet area between UF and Santa Fe. Game room, W/D provided. Fenced backyard, pets ok. 1330 NW 39th St. $1200/mo. Call 352339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-15-11-24-2 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 2-15-11-19-2 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 2-15-11-19-2 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 GREAT VALUE -WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $410, 2 BR $500. 352-335-0420 2-2811-25-2 SERENOLA PINES Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $450, 2BR $550 352-335-0420 2-28-11-25-2 WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN 3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free offstreet parking, all appliances incl W/D, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 4-111-42-2 Walk to UF-2/2.5 bath townhouse avail now or fall. Also houses near UF available for Fall. vww.forrentgainesville.com or call Todd at 352-514-4915 3-17-11-30-2 1 BR/1 BA NW. $475/mo. Available now. Pets ok. Call 352-359-1644 or 352-332-8481 2-2811-20-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA, large living room & bedrooms, washer/dryer provided. 15 min bike to campus, privacy fenced backyard. Pet ok. 2100 NW 8th Ct. $1400/mo. 339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-15-11-9-2 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 2-15-11-9-2 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 SCRABBLE* s a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada. @Ie2011 Hasbro. Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved Ei G1 Oi T1 1 P3 WEDD DWDD E1 1 U1 U1 S1 2 B3 Ai E1 Oi Ni 3H 3 Ei Oi U W 81P3P3 PAR SCORE 150-160 BEST SCORE 215 3rd Letter Triple Double Word Score CK1 RACK 2 RACK 3 RACK 4 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. 02-10 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 Quality Houses Available Aug 1st. Walk/Bike to campus 352-339-2342 vww.gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-15-11-4-2 Cozy, Private and Close to Campus! 2-Bedroom Apartments available for rent immediately!!! Close to Butler Plaza, UF and bus routes.Short leases available. For more info, please call 786-512-0628 2-1 5-5-2 The Price You Want, The Convenience You Need! $650 -2BR/2BA apartment walking distance of UF, shopping center and bus routes. Open Floor Plan -Small Pets allowed. Available for rent immediately 352.262.2828 2-15-11-5-2 ***NICE AND SPACIOUS APARTMENT TWO BLOCKS FROM BEATY TOWERS**** 920 SW Depot Ave apt. 15. Great location and great price. Pets allowed. Parking and laundry. camipizano@yahoo.com 2-16-5-2 OFRo-omimates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 1st floor, furnished condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. 2 rooms avail immed. $395/mo/rm 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 2-28-10-82-4 Roommate wanted. $425/mo 4/2 2 blocks form campus. 814-440-3325 or jfidorra@hotmail.com 3-2-11-30-4 by David L Hoyt 2-2 74 CLUE ACROSS ANSWER 1. Medical L I C C I N 5. Belief T F I A H 6. Ohio R A K N O 7. Region TSCERO CLUE DOWN ANSWER 1. Black EFEFOC 2. Copy TIMIETA 3. Receive by descent HIRTINE 4. More wicked AMNERE CLUE: This was one of the highest BONUS grossing movies of 1997. Complete the crossword puzzle by looking at the clues and How to play unscrambing the answers. Whenrthe puzzle is complete, unscrmbe the circl& letters to solve the bONUS. 9UQ 9u00O -J V-!V-49U%9.6V 1P9L l-62d 91f l1W1 03-Z 6 2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 0'409G-VZ U0.D'V-V9 qlC!-gV9 0!U!I-V[:GAI/AGNV & Hoyt Designs. 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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 15 Roommates Furnishings lCompters Autos Help Wanted 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 Looking for roommate in a 3/3 apartment in Hidden Lake. Current roommates are easy to get along with. Pet-friendly. Easy bus routes to campus. Nice pool and gym with free tanning $440/mo. Contact (352) 346-5459 2-18-8-4 FReal Estate Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UF For Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN! THE PALMS -New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879 4-20-70-5 MAGIC MAZE 0 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 DISTILLED SPIRITS J X U R P M J G N D A T X V S QN K I F OM J H F P N L J F W D A O X A I V T Q H CAB Y P VWU R T I R E P A H F Y DBZ RAS XUUVAVTDR R Q O M U K M K OI R KN C R H F D B Z E L Y B M G A A W E V T R Q Z Y U I O N R N L K H I H F C D C A Q R B G E I Z S XWA K D O V V 1 0 U S V G R A L I U Q E T Q C L H O N M K Find the listed words in the diagram TheN run in 111 direcins fonward, bMckward, up. down and dia.onalvh. Akvavit Aperitif Bourbon Brandy Cognac Liqueur Vermouth Gin Mezcal Vodka Grappa Rum Whiskey Horilka Sherry @ 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. All rights reserved. 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 F Bicycles J 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 MFFor 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 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 wwv.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 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! 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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 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: *Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. gLearning 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. S 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! 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16, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 Help Wanted Help Wanted Health Services Entertainment Pets Summer Jobs 0 $2100 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 13 -July 30. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. 4-20-11-66-14 OSOATTENTION SMOKERS!@@ SODo you want to quit smoking?@ Smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 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 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2011-65-14 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 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 ofa 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 2-1 8-11-1014 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 Family CARE GIVERS is Looking for RN's for Home Visits to give Meds. Immediate opening competitive pay please call today! (352) 307-8044 2-15-11-5-14 MOBILE WAITERS NEEDED -Immediate Interviews. PT avg. $40-$60 per 3-5 hr shift, make your own schedule. Must have own vehicle, cell phone with texting, be 21+ y/o. To apply go to www.d-d-i.com or call 888-3349675 ext. 1. 2-10-11-2-14 Delivery Drivers needed, Must know the area and the grid system, with open avialibility. apply at Five Star Pizza downtown. 210 sw 2nd ave. 2-18-11-7-14 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. 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Sports THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 UF avoids letdown, continues hot streak with dominant win By GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer gluca@a Iigator org COLUMBIA, S.C. -After picking up two critical victories during their best week of the season, the Gators came out Wednesday and avoided a letdown in a big way. No. 17 Florida (19-5, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) dominated South Carolina (13-9, 4-5 SEC) from start to finish, never trailing en route to a 79-60 victory in Columbia. "We're just going to stay focused," senior forward Chandler Parsons said. "Ranked or not ranked, we need to come out here with the maturity just to play to the best of our ability." Parsons avoided a personal letdown as well, recording his third straight double-double and sixth consecutive game with 10 or more rebounds. In his first contest since being named National Player of the Week, Parsons nearly logged a triple-double, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. The senior was effective at facilitating the offense and crashed the glass on nearly every rebounding opportunity. "What he's doing is incredible," coach Billy Donovan said. "He's turned out to be a very, very complete player." Although the Gamecocks dominated the interior in their first meeting this season, the Gators attacked the basket aggressively in the rematch. UF recorded 36 points in the paint and 18 second-chance points while only having two shots blocked against a team that stuffed eight of their attempts when they played on Jan. 15 in Gainesville. Center Vernon Macklin was particularly effective on the interior, logging 16 points on 7-of9 shooting. "We just went to the hole strong," Macklin said. "We didn't change anything. We just wanted to go to the rim and keep being aggressive. Another player who never shied away from the interior was junior guard Erving Walker, who complemented his three floaters in the paint with 4-of-5 outside shooting on the way to a game-high 25 points. "I felt like Erving was going to come in and play well, just because I feel like (South Carolina guard Bruce) Ellington played such a great game at our place and (Walker) is a competitive guy," Donovan said. "Not that I thought he was going to get 25 points, but I knew he was going to be ready to play." The game was a sloppy affair for both sides, as the teams combined for 34 turnovers. This often created a frenetic pace with a number of fast breaks in either direction. Florida capitalized on this up-and-down style, scoring 15 fast-break points in the game. "That always makes it easy if they're going to turn the ball over and give us easy points," Walker said. "We prefer to get out and run and get easy transition points M en' than work in the half court." Basketball As a team, the Gators shot 55.4 percent for the game, their best mark yet in SEC play. Of the six players who scored for UF, five shot 50 percent or better. The only blemish for UF was its 16 turnovers, the most since opening conference play. "We were being a little careless with the ball in the first half," Parsons said. "We knew they were going to run and jump and trap us and play hectic defense, so we just need to take care of the ball against pressure like that." With the win, Florida avenged its earlier 7269 loss against South Carolina. The Gators have now beaten every team in the SEC East and own a two-and-a-half-game lead in the division. "They got us earlier this year in our place, so we definitely wanted to come in here and get one," senior Chandler Parsons said. "Any time you win on the road in the SEC, it's big time, and our guys really stepped up tonight." AP Photo Florida guard Erving Walker drives to the hoop during the first half of the Gators' 79-60 win on Wednesday. Walker led UF with 25 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Gators placing greater focus on maintaining intensity THE GATORS HAVE LOST SEVERAL CLOSE eastern Conference) came out flat and never held in a ments of the game." GAMES AFTER STARTING FLAT. lead in a two-point loss to Ole Miss a The Gators gave up multiple easy buckets against th By MATT WATTS Alligator Writer The Gators believe in making an impact in the first four minutes of the game. But after a number of close losses, there's a new time emphasis surrounding the team. Forty minutes. The Florida women's basketball team (14-11, 4-7 Southweek ago, and it trailed by 11 at halftime against Vanderbilt before surging back and forcing double overtime in the 10397 loss. "I'm proud of our fight, but like I told the girls and say to myself, we just have to have that same fight from the beginning," guard Deana Allen said. "Our problem is we just play with that fight in different moCommodores when their defense was slow to get back in transition. It was the clear-cut difference-maker in another close game for Florida. "When you look at a game that could have decided by one possession, you've got to visit those things," coach Amanda Butler said. While last month's meeting with Tennessee (22-2, 10-0 SEC), an 83-40 shellacking, certainly was more than a oneSEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 18 EJunior swimmers Brian Howell and Anna-Liisa Pold were named to the 2011 SEC Swimming and Diving Community Service Team, which was announced Wednesday. U Jumper Will Claye was added Wednesday to the watch list for The Bowerman, collegiate track and field's most prestigious award. The junior joins teammates Jeff Demps and Christian Taylor on the list. ALLIGATOR www.aIligatorSports.org Ross Ohlendorf, who went 1-11 last season with the Pirates, won his arbitration case against the Pirates. Team executives were disappointed, not because it cost them more money but because Ohlendorf used up his lone good effort of the year. .NY Rep. Christopher Lee resigned after shirtless photos surfaced online. Don't worry; he's still a candidate to replace Sammi Sweetheart next year, MTV confirmed. e

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18, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 Florida looks to freshmen to replace Brooks, Walker 0 UF WILL DEBUT AN ENTIRELY NEW LEFT SIDE OF THE INFIELD. By STEPHEN SHEEHAN Alligator Writer Francesca Enea may have been the Gators' top player last season, but the loss of fellow senior Corrie Brooks might be just as difficult to deal with this season. Brooks started at third base the past three years, and her graduation leaves a big hole on the left side of the infield. While she never wowed anyone with her hitting ability, she was a consistent, durable player and a strong defender at the hot corner. "Corrie Brooks being a senior, starting there three years in a row, kind of somebody who flew underneath the radar, really did a great job," coach Tim Walton said. Brooks improved her batting average every season until it dipped from .301 to .285 last year. But her strong defense at third base an important spot in softball -will be missed the most. After tying Megan Bush with a teamhigh 15 errors in 2008, Brooks committed 10 errors during her final two seasons. Walton plans to replace Brooks with freshman Kasey Fagan, who was named the 2010 Gatorade National Player of the Year after going 26-1 in the circle for Dunnellon High while hitting .574 with eight home runs and 61 RBIs. While she certainly has great upside, it won't be easy to fill Brooks' spikes. "Kasey may be a little bit more athletic than what Corrie was, but Corrie was just so solid and just game-steady and was always in the right position," Walton said. Even though she hasn't proven herself at the college level yet, Walton is certainMatt Tripp / Alligator Staff Florida coach Tim Walton plans to use freshman Kasey Fagan to replace Corrie Brooks at third base, while Cheyenne Coyle will likely be the team's new shortstop. ly excited about the addition of Fagan to an already-talented team. "We got a solid, solid human being, Gatorade National Player of the Year, valedictorian of her high school, just a well-rounded kid," he said. "You get what coaches dream of. You get a kid from an athletic family that gets it both on and off the field." NEW SHORTSTOP IN THE FOLD: Fagan won't be the only freshman starting on the left side of the infield. California native Cheyenne Coyle should take over at shortstop for Brittany Walker, who transferred to Texas A&M after starting 48 games last season. Walton said despite Coyle not playing a game for Florida yet, she is already one of the best shortstops he has coached in his six seasons at Florida. He also said she is already head and shoulders above where Walker was at this time last season. "She can adjust on the fly if she feels like she's in an uncomfortable situation on defense where she can't cover this and she has to give up this," he said. "She throws the ball as well as I've ever seen a shortstop throw the ball." NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST: Senior Stephanie Brombacher and sophomore Brittany Schutte were named to the 2011 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List, announced Wednesday by the Amateur Softball Assocation of America. The 50-player list consists of 23 seniors, 12 juniors and 15 sophomores from 36 different schools. The group will be cut to 25 players on April 13, down to 10 on May 11 and three finalists will be named on May 25. THE NEW LEFT The Gators lost the entire left side of last season's infield, as third baseman Corrie Brooks graduated and shortstop Brittany Walker transferred to Texas A&M. Florida will rely on two new faces, both freshmen, to fill the void. SS Cheyenne Coyle, Freshman As a high school senior. -.528 batting average -13 home runs -40 RBI -.988 fielding percentage -20-3 record, 0.93 ERA 3B Kasey Fagan, Freshman As a high school senior. -.574 batting average -Eight home runs -61 RBI -.989 slugging percentage -26-1 record, three no-hitters Gators wary of talented Vols, still feel they can play with anyone Saj Guevara/ Alligator Florida guard Deana Allen, the team's leading scorer in conference play, will likely be a major factor in UF's matchup tonight at Tennessee as the Gators look to match the Volunteers' size. WHOOPS, from page 17 possession difference, Florida made similar mistakes. And the Gators realize they can't afford to have that same mentality this time. Allen said they can't concern themselves with the name on the front of their opponents' jerseys, adding that the way UF played in the second half and overtime against Vanderbilt gives them confidence going forward. "We've just got to believe that we can do it," Allen said. "The last time we met up with [Tennessee] we gave them too much respect." Allen and fellow guard Brittany Shine figure to play a prominent role against the Vols. Shine has come on as of late, and she led the Gators in scoring in the meeting in Gainesville. Allen is the team's leading scorer in SEC play and has shown a knack for draining clutch shots. But their biggest advantage may be their size. Shine and Allen are the tallest of team's guards at 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10, respectively. After Tennessee outrebounded Florida by 20 in the prior matchup, its size and ability to play close to the basket will be critical in Knoxville. "We want to get this 'W' bad, but we've just got to play our game," Shine said. "We've just got to believe that we can do it. The last time we met up with them, we gave them too much respect." Deana Allen Florida guard Butler agreed. "Can you play poorly and beat Tennessee?" she asked, answering her own question. "No." But that didn't stop her from saying she believes the Gators can pull off an upset against the No. 5 team in the country. "You have to play well, there's no question about that," Butler said. "But we feel like we can play with anyone in the country."

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 19 Pro basketball referees: 'as pure as the driven slush'? hree years ago, NBA referee Tim Donaghy was busted for betting. Although fished from a coal mine of corruption, this "canary" never sang. Donaghy said, "I'm alone in this." He got 11 months because he "cooperated." Huh? If I wrote 20 years ago what I'm writing now, someone would have put "two behind my ear." If this tale is true, I couldn't have written it back then. If the story's a fable, then it's a damn fine fairy tale. A caricature, straight from central casting of "Jersey Shore," reported to my firehouse. Frankie had the whole package: gold chains, thin black mustache and a Brooklyn accent too thick for "Goodfellas." NY firefighters tend to generalize, to categorize, to paint with a broad brush -nothing's sacred. I figured Frankie for a "Polly-O Mozzarella." Polly-O's a brand name cheese. Not the genuine mozzarella cheese sold in good Italian delicatessens. It's phony, a poor imitation wrapped in plastic and marketed for mass consumption. Street guys use this idiom to describe bullshit gangsters: "wannabes." (Guys who act like they're connected.) After working with Frankie for a month, I discovered he was a good firefighter and a decent guy. A little much with the "wise guy" shit -but an alright guy. Because I had owned two saloons, he asked me to help him set up a bar he had bought by Belmont race track. I said sure. Two months later, "Hey Billy, I'm stuck for a bartender Friday and Saturday night. You think you can do me a solid and fill in?" I said, "Frankie, I'd help you out, but it's not my kind of joint. I work Irish Pubs. Your place is a wise-guy joint." "Hey man, I'm really stuck. You gotta bail me out." I have a full bar, but nothing I can't handle. Because I set up the joint, I know my way around. Most of my customers are dressed in suits and accompanied by fine-looking women. I'm wearing a white shirt and tie -class joint. No problems. A well-dressed, heavyset guy walks in and plants himself in the middle of the bar. I toss a bev-nap casually in front of him, "What'ya having pal?" He decorates the mahogany with a C-note. "Give me a Johnnie Walker Black on the rocks with a water side, and give everyone at the bar a drink. Put whatever's left in your tip cup." Bill O'Connor Wow, I think, this guy's a sport. Confessions of a Extending my hand, I say, "I'll tell New York Bookie the customers the drinks are on who? sports@alligatororg My name's Bill." He grabs my mitt and says, "I'm Tommy." I build his cocktail and do the honors up and down the bar. I work my way down, continually pointing to the hulk sitting at the middle of the bar, "That's on Tommy, that's on Tommy." I snatch the hundred and tell him the tariff's $77. He says, "Throw the rest in your cup." "Thanks a lot, Tommy." I've got $500 on the Lakers game, so as I work the stick, I keep glancing up at the TV screen. Tommy says, "Ya got a bet on the game?" "Yeah, a nickel on the Lakers." "What's the spread?" "Four and a half." "Watch the last two minutes of the game. I guarantee you Magic has the ball in his hands the whole time." I say, "Yeah, well that's why Johnson gets the big bread. He's the best player on the team." "Magic gets big bread because he does what Jerry Buss wants him to do with the ball in the last two minutes," Tommy says, "and he makes it look good." Buss owns the Lakers and the L.A. Forum. I've seen him at the World Series of Poker, so I know he gambles. Tommy continues, "Buss bets huge on, or against, the Lakers, and Magic brings it home for him." I nod my head politely. But, I figure, what does this guy know? When the game's over, it's pushing 2 a.m. The bar's thinning out, and Tommy's had six healthy pops of scotch. "Let me tell you a story," he says. "Three years ago, Vegas was losing a ton of money on totals in the NBA. They were getting killed on overs and unders. The casinos demanded that David Stern, the NBA commissioner, investigate. "Stern said,'Nothing's going on.' "The CEOs said, 'Fine. We're pulling the NBA off the board because something's going on.' He leans closer to me, "Stern decides to investigate. Because if Vegas pulls the NBA games, who's gonna watch? They find out someone's gotten to the timekeepers. In six major cities, the timekeepers are quick or slow with the clock depending on whether they want to add or subtract minutes from the game. Think about it. There are so many fouls that even a two-second clock difference could add four or five minutes to an NBA game." "How come I never heard anything about that?" "Why would you?" he says. "The league doesn't want that coming out." "What do you do for a living, Tommy?" "I tend bar." "You're a bartender. Just like me. So, why do you know so much?" "I just know." The next few minutes, I wash glasses and wipe down the remnants of the night. I say, "So listen, thanks for the splash tonight. I appreciate your patronage. Where do you work? I'll come and make a stop." "Don't worry about it," he says. "No, man. You came to see me. Let me reciprocate. I want to do the right thing. Where do you work? I'll come see you. He says, "Well, you really can't. I work in a private club." "A private club?" "Yeah, I tend bar in the 'Ravenite Social Club."' I start laughing, "Jesus Christ. You work for John Gotti. How the hell do you get that job? You must have to be deaf, dumb and blind." He laughs. "Just about." Suddenly, his story has more credibility. That's exactly how those guys operate. They don't buy off guys at the top. They wave big money in front of guys that can't resist temptation -low-level earners that can be bought. Two months later, I'm drinking a cup of coffee in the firehouse and I grab a copy of the New York Daily News. Plastered across the front page is a picture of my buddy Frankie opening the Cadillac door for John Gotti. He had driven "The Teflon Don" to his trial in Manhattan. Holy shit. Frankie's not a "Polly-O." Frankie's the real deal. Bill O'Connor is a Vietnam veteran, former Bronx firefighter and pub and restaurant owner. He is currently a journalism major at UF and a standup comic. The highly irreverent and acerbic O'Connor performsfree standup comedy in various locations in Gainesville. Take advantage of The Allig tr to fill yo r 2011 vacanc 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 Happy Valentine's Day! Roses are red, violets are blue, lubricant keeps condoms U from breaking and it feels good too! GatorWell Health Promotion Services 273-4450 gatorwell.ufsa.ufl.edu Lube Always, xoxo LI Wed. 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20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 UF GYMNASTICS Gators adding all-around athletes as season By ALLISON BANKO "They aren't all huge scores, Caquatto's 39.575 in her first school history. Alligator Writer but they're good enough scores performance was the highest Dickerson, the squad's veteran to be good in the all around." total in an all-around debut in all-arounder, has competed in evStick it. Flash a smile. Wave to the crowd. Sprint over and embrace your teammates. Repeat three more times. This is the routine of Florida's crew of all-around gymnasts every time they take the floor to compete. The Gators' roster currently has five all-around competitors: freshmen Mackenzie Caquatto, Alaina Johnson and Brittney Noble and sophomores Ashan e Dickerson and Marissa King. AlthoughDickersonbegan this season as the only all-arounder, she was quickly joined early this season by new regulars Caquatto and Johnson. Both freshmen have already proved themselves to be stars on the rise. Johnson has won the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week three times. Recently, she was joined by Caquatto after her history-making all-around debut against Alabama. "I don't have one event that I'm extremely good at like some of the girls on the team," Caquatto said. "I'm just consistent allaround for all four events. Matt Tripp/ Alligator Stat Florida sophomore all-arounder Ashan6e Dickerson began the season as the Gators' only four-event competitor, but she has been joined by four other UF gymnasts in the all-around competition this year. progresses ery event since her first meet with the Gators last year, and she has grown to love the competition because it allows flexibility. "If you make a mistake on something, you can pick yourself back up on the next event and help the team out in a different way," she said. "Whereas if you do just one event and you mess up, you can't go back and redo it again. Injured all-arounders King and Noble are healing quickly, and they expect to be back on the all-around roster soon. While Noble said she is going to ease back into floor and vault in the coming weeks, King has slowly been creeping back into all four events. She has competed in all but bars so far this season. UF coach Rhonda Faehn said the all-around is the sport's most exhausting position -something that poses a remarkable challenge for her athletes. "They're having to compete in so many events every single weekend, and it's a lot," she said. "It's taxing on the all-arounders mentally and physically. "Sometimes, they're human, and they're going to make mistakes, but I think that's what competition's all about." REASON NO. 4 TO USE THE UF STUDENT HEALTH CARE CENTER: The Inly thing we want you to leave with is a degree. Nationally accredited physicians. Laboratory work on-site. We are the UF Student Health Care Center.



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We Inform. You Decide. VOLUME 105 ISSUE 26 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Todayvisit www.alligator.org page 8 Florida guard Er ving Walker (right) led the Gators with 25 points as UF led wire-to-wire and built on its strong week with a domi nant 79-60 win at South Carolina on Wednesday. See Story, Page 17.By ALEX ORLANDOAlligator Writer It started with an episode of “Howdy Doody.” Raymond Joseph Teller was watching the show on his brand-new TV when Clar abell the Clown, Howdy’s mute partner, advertised a Howdy Doody magic set. He sent away 15 cents and two Mars bar wrappers for the promise of real magic. envelope. Inside was a piece of perforated cardboard for him to punch out the pieces and build the set himself. That was when he stopped believing. Penn Jillette was 12 years old when he saw an advertisement for an ESP set. He ordered it and got back a box with a pendulum and a few other odds and ends that he used for tricks on his buddies. They all thought it was real. Even him. Later that week in the school library, Penn was glancing through a book about magic when he saw his trick dissected and Police say drunken driving suspect in Ohio pulled herself overSANDUSKY, Ohio — Police in Ohio can’t take too much credit for stopping a woman they say was drinking and driving — they say she pulled herself over. dusky say the woman stopped because she thought she saw police lights, but it turns rink sign. The Sandusky Register reports that the woman’s car got stuck in a snowbank near the sign when she stopped early Monday and another motorist called police. cole Scott to jail on charges of operating a Police say Scott denied she had been driving. There is no telephone listing for Scott and it isn’t clear whether she has an attor ney.— THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain 57/45FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 THE AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 16 SPORTS 17 Jesse Lash / AlligatorCredit SCORE! campaign sponsored by the UF Bateman Team, challenged participants to try and pop all 720 bal loons, which represented a credit score of 720, in seven minutes and 20 seconds. SHE LEAVES MARCH 6.By HANNAH WINSTONAlligator Writer While many students spend Spring Break in warm, tropical places, Ashton Charles will be spending hers talking about diplomacy in the cold climate of Russia. On March 6, Charles will set off to Russia with 14 other student body presidents as part of a program to extend diplomacy through young leaders across the U.S. “Words cannot express how excited I am,” she said. sian government, and the Open World Leadership Center of Congress connects the young leaders with Russia. Chang Suh, senior adviser to the Open World Leadership Center of Congress, said the purpose of the agency is to support citizen diplomacy, especially with young people. Charles said she was very thankful for the nomination and plans to learn as much as possible before the trip. Charles and Student Body President Gallop Franklin from Florida A&M University are the only two representatives from Florida. Charles said she hopes to represent the U.S. and UF as best as possible by talking about ideas to move toward goals for future generations. “The best diplomacy you can have is to interact with others,” she said.Charles to visit Russia on Spring Break diplomacy tripLOCALBy MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Writer In January 2008, an 18-yearold inmate hanged himself from a jail window. He couldn’t know the trouble it would cause the Alachua County Commission and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Sheriff Sadie Darnell has been pushing to get about 300 new, suicide-proof windows ever since that incident. “We’ve had more start dates and delays than we have toes said at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting. Commissioners said they’re working to get new windows, but the project has become larger and pricier than they expected. said County Manager Randall Reid at the meeting. Initially, the plan was to replace the windows in the jail’s common area, said Charlie Jackson, county facilities manager. Now the plan is to replace almost every window in the jail, said Eugene Morris, spokesman for the jail. Reid estimates new windows would cost more than $600,000. Jackson said the cost is about $250,000 over budget. Darnell said she won’t allow another suicide. Since 2008, 16 inmates tried to hang themselves from jail windows. “That’s just not going to happen on my watch,” Darnell said in an interview. The mother of the man who against the jail. Darnell said if the another suicide happens, the jail could face more lawsuits. Jackson said the project should start within two months.New jail windows could cut suicides “We all want the jail Randall ReidCounty ManagerThey also discussed their careersSEE MAGIC, P AGE 4Penn and Teller reveal secrets of magic UF Projects “I swore that I hated magic and I hated scientists more P enn Jillette Magician

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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 26 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHAT’S HAPPENING Museum Nights: Under African Skies Today, 6 p.m. Harn Museum The Harn Museum will celebrate African art and culture. Visitors will engage with art from the Harn’s African collection, including the latest Harnorganized exhibition, “Africa Interweave: Textile Diasporas.” Activities will include Adinkra stamping and mask making, storytelling by Baba Ona, a drum performance by Agbedidi Pazeni Sauti, an Africa choir performance, a fashion display by the African Student Union and food. Admission is free. Harness Your Passion Today, 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 Common Reading Program 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 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. CLARIFICATION: In an article Wednesday about the Student Senate vote on allowing guns to be carried on campus, it was written that Sen. Carly Wilson represents the Unite Party and is in favor of passing the open-carry legislation. The Alligator would like to clarify that while Wilson is a representative of the Unite Party, her the party. school panel, participants will discover the building blocks they need to become successful leaders in society. UF alumna Diana Diaz, co-anchor for Miami News Channel 7, will be the keynote speaker. 14th 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 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, nineweek summer internship study abroad opportunity in Indonesia. Internship fields RAIN 57/45 CLOUDY 61/37 SUNNY 61/34 SUNNY 64/39 SUNNY 68/45 SUNDAY MONDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 ROMANCE By MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Writer Feel the love, Gators. Gainesville placed ninth on Amazon.com’s 2011 list of the top 20 most romantic U.S. cities. The city bested 10th-place Tallahassee but came in behind the other Florida cities on the list: third-place Orlando and fourth-place Miami. has placed in the top 20; it earned sixth place on the list in 2010. Amazon.com determined the top cities based on online sales of relationship and romance books, sexual wellness products, romantic comedies and Barry White albums. The company based its sales data on items bought since Jan. 1 on a per capita basis. Only cities with more than 100,000 residents were considered. Romance is the second most popular Library District, just behind mystery novels. Gail Moss, librarian supervisor and popularity might be due to the various subgenres for romance novels. Urban fantasy and paranormal romances are among the most popular choices. “When I worked at the circulation desk years ago, we’d have women come in and return literally bags full of mass-market romances and check out the same number,” Moss said. “A lot of people are longtime lovers of romance reading.” While mysteries dominate the print arena, romances take the top spot for downloadable e-books and audiobooks. on Oct. 1, 2010, people have downloaded 10,000 romance e-books and audio books but only 3,200 mysteries, she said.Gainesville full of loveBy SAMANTHA DEANAlligator Contributing Writer Safety requirements that have been mandated upon Student Government Productions for Flavet Field are currently under way. The mandate, issued by the Vice President of Student Affairs, states that concerts cannot be held on Flavet until all necessary safety measures are in place. Lt. Bill Gainey of the UPD Special Services Division said the Slightly Stoopid concert last March was the catalyst for these new regulations. The new safety measures include building a fenced-off corridor that will separate SGP, Flavet construction should be completed by mid-February. A hydraulic lift with a spotlight has been requested for nighttime concerts and lowlevel lighting will be installed throughout in so UPD can better control the area. UPD suggests all bands who encourage invited to perform at UF. The cost for these new regulations will be for an event at Flavet were previously about $2,000. After the recent changes, security costs are about $4,500. These regulations probably won’t be enforced a year or two down the road, he said, so the higher costs are for the immediate future only. cials said they would prefer slowly easing Until then, the Bandshell remains unused. Flavet bandshell safety changes almost done On Campu s “A lot of people are longtime lovers of romance reading.”Gail Moss librarian supervisor for Alachua County Library District

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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011Alex Orlando / AlligatorTeller, right, performs a ball-and-cup magic trick, explained by Penn, left. The duo performed tricks and explained their magic to a crowd of 1,800 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday. Penn and Teller performed several magic tricks for the audience PENN, from page 1By LAUREN ETTLINGERAlligator Contributing Writer A beetle native to South America has become a friend to cattle ranchers in Florida and other southeastern states. This beetle eats an invasive and noxious weed that destroys pastures. Julio Medal, a UF entomology researcher, has been working with his team since 1994 Chemical herbicides and mowing were used with limited success to control tropical soda apple for the last decade. However, these expensive methods only worked temporarily. In Florida, TSA has infested about 150,000 acres of pastureland. that would not feed on anything except TSA. TSA is related to plants like eggplant, tomatoes, pepper and potatoes, and bugs that feed on one of those plants usually feed on them all. However, the Gratiana boliviana, a Brazilian leaf beetle, proved to be the bug for the job. “Bugs work slower than pesticides,” Medal said. “Sometimes it can take up to two years for the bugs to get rid of the weeds, but in the long run they work better and are cheaper than pesticides.” The beetle has not been able to survive colder climates in northern Florida and southern Alabama, said Medal. He is now working to gain approval from the USDA to release two more insects to control TSA. The beetles have decreased the population density of TSA by about 90 percent in central Florida in about two years, according to William Overholt, a researcher on the project. Cattle ranchers in Okeechobee County saw results after only two months. “A woman called me in October, two months after we had released the beetles, and said, ‘You have to come see this. I can’t believe it,’” Medal said. “She was so happy with the results she told me she wanted to build a monument for me.” Beetle could save pastures THEY WANT A FEE, SIMILAR TO UF, THAT WOULD ALLOW STUDENTS TO RIDE THE BUS FOR FREE.By RACHEL STEPHENSAlligator Contributing Writer Almost an hour passed after his classes ended Friday after lege, sat at the bus stop waiting to go home. When he boarded the bus, he had a 45-minute ride ahead of him. SFC’s student government is still working to make riding the bus less of a hassle. Tuesday will kick off this semester’s collection of signatures for the Start the Bus! initiative, said Guadalupe Lawrence, the spokeswoman for for initiative. Start the Bus! is led by the Santa Fe Student Government and would make it possible to include a bus fee in tuition to provide unlimited, more reliable bus service for SFC students. The fee would be capped at $3.50 per credit hour and would allow students to ride buses for free. A push is being made once again to gather support for the see sometime in the next few months. The student government will gather signatures at the Sweets for our Sweets event Tuesday as members pass out doughnuts and Valentine’s Day candies, Lawrence said. Lawrence said they got more than 2,000 signatures last fall. The initiative presented last year would have affected all junior colleges in Florida. It was vetoed because the inclusion of junior colleges, Lawrence said. This year, the initiative is designed to be optional, allowing schools to choose whether they want to include a bus fee with tuition. If the initiative is passed, a Transportation Fee Committee would need to be formed to organize routes and sched ules in coordination with where SFC students live. But not all students are sure they would want this initiative to pass. Haberland said he would likely not support the initiative because he would have to pay more money if it passed. However, he also said that he would like to have better bus service.By SARA KANERAlligator Contributing Writer About 50 students were up against the clock as they attempted to pop 720 balloons during an event dedicated to day. The group gathered on the Plaza of the Americas to pop the purple balloons the UF Bateman Team put out to promote the launching of its SCORE! Campaign. The team challenged students to pop the balloons in seven minutes and 20 seconds, but the crowd made it in just one minute and 57 seconds. The 720 Balloon Pop Challenge aimed to spark interest and prove to people Bateman Team member Seeta Rebbapragada. “The event went fantastic and we hope it will drive people to our website and our sessions,” she said. The UF Bateman Team is composed jors who are given a client and must create a public relations campaign to be entered in the PRSSA Bateman Case Study Competition. The team’s client this year is Ally Financial Inc. Its campaign aims to promote and educate and Gainesville commoney management habits, Rebbapragada said. The team spent last semester researching for the campaign, conducting cial literacy and discovering ways they could teach people about money management. The team’s next step is to implement its campaign, which includes holding in local high schools and within the Gainesville community. “It’s been 10 years since the UF team has won,” said team member Maura Reese. “It’s a good time to break the streak.”Group holds balloon race “It’s been 10 years since the UF team has won.”Maura Reese Team MemberON CAMPUS UF Re searc h explained right there on the page. That did it for him. “I swore that I hated magic and I hated scientists more than anything,” he said. These were two of the slough of reasons the magician duo gave Wednesday night at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as to why they don’t believe in magic, holistic medicine or God. The magicians greeted the crowd wearing orange and blue Gator baseball caps as they walked on stage. As they sat down for the moderated Q-and-A session, tion, offered by a student before the show: “Will Teller speak tonight?” Teller, known for seldom or never speaking on their show, “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!,” nodded his head, then opened his mouth. “I just like the idea of lying without talking,” he said. ments of a ball-and-cup trick using red Solo cups and aluminum foil balls while Penn dissected and explained the whole thing. To prove the point, they did the trick again — with clear cups. For another trick, Teller picked an audience member and handed the volunteer an apple stuck with 100 sewing needles. The magician plucked them from the apple about 20 at a time and swallowed them. Teller wound up about 6 feet of twine and gulped that down, too. After a massaging his belly to the audience, he coughed, gagged and produced the string from his mouth with all the needles threaded on it. Before the show, a line of about 1,800 people wrapped around the Phillips Center to see the show, hosted by Accent. A packed house, said Corey Portnoy, Accent’s chief of staff. Tickets were sold out 20 minutes Accent paid Penn and Teller $57,000.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 THE TRUCK IS NOT ALLOWED TO PARK ON UF PROPERTY.By KATY DORANAlligator Contributing Writer An inch too close. Now, too far. On the driver’s third attempt, the giant white truck turns carefully into Emerson Alumni Hall’s rear entrance for the perfect parkcharges from UF and the City of Gainesville. The Chow Now Food Truck, owned and run by Jules Gollner and her company, The White Apron Catering, offers a menu with specials like Cuban roast sandwiches, meatball subs and crab cakes every Tuesday. The truck serves up to 30 people every week outside Emerson, the closest legal spot to UF. According to UF regulation documents, the truck cannot park and sell food on UF property. Other regulations keep Gollner from bringing along the business’s mascot. Rusty, her 15-pound terrierchihuahua mix, is not allowed in the truck, she said. Dogs and parking issues aside, she said the catering industry has, like other businesses, been affected by the economic downturn, resulting in a tight budget and a careful dispersal of the company’s 18-cent business cards. The truck could sell food at places like fraternity houses, but most organizations request a minimum of $1,000 just for a parking spot, she said. prices slim the list of potential clients and leave Gollner to slowly spreading the truck’s reputation. “It’s only hard because we’re not known yet,” she said. Locals like Karen Smith, a program assistant in planned giving for the UF Foundation, are drawn by the idea of serving fresh food from a vehicle. “I’d never grasped the concept of eating off a truck until about a month ago,” she said. “It was only when I found out that it was through White Apron that I elected to try it.” And in case anyone tries to steal from the vehicle, Gollner has a defense mechanism. “I have this sword,” she said as she pulled out a plastic toy with a gray blade and gold-colored handle. She said she hasn’t used it yet.Catering truck toes the line to sell food On Campu s Rubbish RiotsPolice from petrol bombs protesters during clashes residents and riot police in Keratea, about 31 miles southeast of Athens, Residents of Keratea have clashed over the past guarding the site of the planned rubbish dump. AP Photo

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Wednesday’s question: Do you text and drive?44% YES 56% NO87 TOTAL VOTES State of DepressionQuantifying misery at best, but we were still interested to see Forbes rank the 20 most miserable cities in America. A few cities were obviously going to make an appearance — we’re looking at you, Detroit — but the number of Florida communities on the list surprised us. Sure, our state isn’t the greatest, but when Miami, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Jacksonville all showed up on the list, we immediately looked into the method the magazine used. Forbes took into account the usual reasons for urban despair such as unemployment and crime rates. They also factored in taxes, weather, commute times and the records of local sports teams. Most of these factors are understandable, but we question the sports decision. People didn’t stop par tying during the football team’s “interesting” season last semester. We may have frowned at the games’ outcomes, but we moved on within the span of a few hours. Other factors seem to have more of an effect on the local mood. Perhaps an active club scene should be considered. What about the number of cultural activities available to residents? Does the number of parks and other green spaces in a metropolitan area affect people’s moods? What bums us out varies from person to person, so these questions make quantifying misery look as silly the source of happiness.On the TableBudget tests Scott’s bargaining skills Looks like it’s time for our favorite dead-eyed, Voldemort-impersonating governor to backtrack. Gov. Rick Scott proposed his budget Monday, and he changed his tune by Wednesday. Politicians from both sides of the aisle were left scratching their heads about the governor’s radical changes, no doubt worrying about the deep cuts he had planned. On one hand, he may be an idiot who didn’t under stand the state’s situation thoroughly enough to compose a reasonable plan. On the other hand, however, we can see a spark of genius. Evil genius. Scott may be following a Machiavellian mode of bar gaining, not unlike an old woman negotiating the price of a yard sale trinket. By offering a ridiculous budget that looks unfeasible to nearly everyone, he puts the ball in the legislators’ court as they carefully dissect his suggestions. They may take the bait and meet him halfway on his proposals, and Scott is probably looking for the resulting concessions, not the approval of his whole budget. Was the governor just too idealistic and hazy on the details? Is he making a smart business move by saying, “You never get the deal you want”? Or maybe someone explained to him how arrogant “Just pass it” sounds to lawmakers. We just hope the budget made Scott realize Florida doesn’t work like a company. President walking Egyptian tightropeWhat began in Tunisia as a modest protest against the lack of socioeconomic mobility has spread quickly throughout the entire Arab world, from Morocco in the West to Yemen in the East. However, the country of Egypt. I was reserved; any shake up in the Middle East surely would be bad for us, especially in Egypt. The country is been a fair ally for the past couple decades. Any change to the status quo would be less than ideal. As time progressed, I realized the protests in Egypt are more than a good thing — they are a necessary thing. Fueled by grassroots activism, social media and a desire for change, the protests have been a game changer. Save for the hired thugs President Mubarak let loose onto the streets, the protests have remained peaceful and secular, with protesters echoing talking points that would make any American patriot proud. Men and women, Christians and Muslims, all marched in solidarity for democracy, hope and a better tomorrow. Among the signs demanding Mubarak to leave is another set of signs: signs calling for President Obama to expedite the removal of Mubarak and for the President to back the people, not the tyrant. Under couraging progress and change without creating a power vacuum that would allow less-than-wholesome factions such as the Muslim Brotherhood from gaining power. Too little support for the Egyptian people and too much for Mubarak would lead to a public unforgiving of the United States for years to come. The sentiment in the country is solely that of selfeither side can prove danger ous. Ironically, it seems keeping with the current course of action and encouraging the progress to free and fair elections is best for Egypt and the current geopolitical climate. That said, critiques of the president are numerous but not in agreement. It appears the opposition and presidential hopefuls themselves have no true course of action. Former Arkansas governor and Fox News personality Mike Huckabee criticized Obama for not supporting Mubarak enough publicly. Yet he claims, “This would not have required us to approve everything he did or deny the rights of the people of Egypt to demand a change of truly hated by his citizens and doesn’t support his decisions and actions is beyond me. On the other hand, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty claimed Obama hasn’t done enough to distance himself from Mubarak and lambasted the administration for early statements that were lukewarm to the Egyptian President. At least House Speaker Boehner and Senate Minority Leader McConnell both concede the President has been handling the situation “pretty well.” A presidential call for reform in Egypt but stopping short of asking for Mubarak’s departure without the Egyptians having an overarching plan for transition would be detrimental to the world’s political and economic well2012 contenders were commander in chief they would be shrewd to follow the same path lest we lose our most inChad Mohammed is a second-year chemical engineering major. His column appears on Thursdays.Chad Mohammedletters@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7Letters to the EditorAt least Brett Wagner didn’t use the, “But I have lots of gay friends,” excuse in his attack on the LGBT community in Monday’s paper. The FDA’s policy of prohibiting men who have sex with men (MSMs), however they may identify, from donating blood was implemented in the early 1980s back when, yes, homophobia was rampant. But it also was the beginning of the HIV/ AIDS crisis, when little to nothing was known about the disease or how it was transmitted, and when it was still referred to as GRID, or gay-related imwas valid, as about 90 percent of HIV transmissions were from MSMs, but more than 25 years on the transmis sion rates have plummeted, and this policy is way past its expiration date. The UF LGBT Concerns Committee was absolutely correct in condemning the FDA’s ban on MSMs donating blood, because it has now become a remnant of a more homophobic time. Brett, if you want to have a discussion on sexual orientation, that is a differ ent matter, but homophobia-related arguments aside, understanding the disease and its transmission, as well as technology for detecting and treating HIV, has improved immensely. There take 20 minutes, that the blood bank could do easily while people wait in blood. According to bloodbook.com, blood banks test every donation of blood for a variety of STDs, including HIV, no matter the sexual proclivities of the donor. HIV is not a death sentence anymore; it is a manageable disease. New medicines and treatments are being developed as we speak, and people with HIV are living longer than ever. In addition, perpetuating the stereotype of promiscuity among MSMs is insulting and clearly ignorant. Promiscuity has nothing to do with your sexual orientation, which anyone on a college campus should be able to deter to one segment of the population, whether it is binge drinking, drug use or copious amounts of sex. Unprotected heterosexual sex is far more dangerous than protected hobe on the ban list. While it is true MSMs have a high rate of infection for HIV, they are not the only ones – rates of infection for on the rise, according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Actually, rates of infection for all races and sexualities are on the rise, and this is hopefully because more people are getting tested. HIV/AIDS is not a gay disease; it is a sexually transmitted disease, and everyone is susceptible. If you have HIV, it is not because you are gay or someone you had sex with is gay. We are not in elementary school anymore; that is not the worst thing in the world. HIV can affect everyone who is sexually active, and you should always be safe while having sex. It is your job to know your status, no matter who you have sex with or how often. Both the UF Student Health Care Center and the Alachua County Health Department offer free or inexpensive HIV testing. If anyone hasn’t gotten tested recently, or ever, they should go as soon as possible. Prevention of HIV transmission, and the eventual repeal of the blood donation ban, is possible only through education. Always have safe sex, get tested regularly and, most impor tantly, remember that no one is immune, for any reason. America faces an education crisis During the 2010 winter break, I went home to my hometown, Johor Bahru, after four years. Johor Bahru is a major city in Malaysia, separated from Singapore by a thin strait. Singapore is also a rich, prosperous, technologically advanced and cosmopolitan miles of land. Comparatively, Malaysia, which is blessed with natural resources of tin, copper, rich soil and oil, languished in second place as a second-world country. Singapore also boosts one of the most highly educated populations, with a vibrant research and development sphere and highly regarded universities. My parents are such fervent believers in the power of education that all their children were educated there despite the costs and long transit time. Singapore students routinely take medals in Math and Science Olympiads and ace the British GCE systems. In contrast, Malaysia had been engaging in such a systematic educational regression that the University of Malaya, which once was regarded as the best college in Southeast Asia, is not even ranked in the top 100 today. The National Univer sity of Singapore, on the other hand, stands My uncle told me that a Singaporean minister, while speaking at a top Malaysian high school, declared that any high-scoring students willing to study at a Singaporean university would be given green cards immediately, with all tuition, room and board paid for along with a monthly stipend. Needless to say, many stepped forward to take the offer. Now your politicians are systematically dismantling your education system. It looks not unlike what the Malaysian government did three decades ago. They are destroying children’s opportunities to be well-educated, to be competitive on the world stage and to earn a livelihood. I considered my own government’s past actions that axed Malaysian education to be an act of treason. Your politicians are doing the same thing. Education of the people and the retention of talents are the bedrock of any society. If the people of this country do not wake up to this impending educational crisis, this country will lose its hegemony forever. Gelin Looi 7LS Alligator unfairly favors Progess PartyAs an outgoing College of Journalism and Communications student and Unite Party student senator, I am accustomed to the clash of campus politics and the biannual debate over its campus media por trayal. However, the Alligator’s recent lack of journalistic integrity has morphed the publication’s role as an information medium into that of a politically charged message. On Tuesday, students were disrespected with a news-less story depicting Progress Party presidential candidate Dave Schneider volunteering. Upstanding students volunteer their time daily and never receive media attention, much less on the front page, above the fold. The Alligator followed Wednesday with the most inaccurate account of a senate decision this campus has seen. Hannah Winston’s story portrayed a senate debate with a pro-gun campus Unite Party versus an anti-gun campus opposition led by Schneider. What the story failed to mention was that Unite Party senators, including presidential candidate Ben Meyers, authored the bill denouncing campus gun Due to the convenient misrepresentation of facts, students were once again victim ence with Progress Party political support. Looking to the upcoming weeks of election season, I urge the Alligator to remember the foundations of ethical journalism. Your job is to portray reality, not shape it. I charge the Alligator not to fall victim to the target-audience-driven media phenomena seen nationally today. Instead, set the standard, report ethically and have faith in your audience to decide. Aschelle Morgan UF Student Senator Just one month before Mike Lewis and J.T. Helm decided to write their pro-gun pieces in Wednesday’s Alligator, 21-yearold FSU student Ashley Cowie was shot fatally in the chest. The shooter had been drinking earlier in the day and was showble gun use Lewis and Helm want to bring to our campus? Carrying a weapon is unnecessary. The UF campus is a generally safe place. UF ranks favorably in terms of safety when compared with our SEC neighbors. How many incidents of violent crime have occurred on campus that could have been prevented by the assailed possession of a gun? I can think only of one – the case of Adu-Brempong was shot brutally in the him had undergone years of training in responsible gun use. It seems the only people we should be protecting ourselves from are these responsible gun owners. around about “John-Woo-style shootouts” but these two examples strike very close to home and perhaps can persuade him to broach the issue with a little more humility next time. In light of the recent tragedy at FSU, Helm and Lewis should be embar rassed for inviting guns to UF. After they have been so irresponsible with their words, why should we trust them with guns? Conor Munro UF student Open campus should allow gun carryThe right to carry arms generally should not be infringed, except in limited these “places of nuisance” as airport ter minals, courthouses, prisons and some government buildings. These places inevitably are protected by metal detectors and security guards due to their sensitive nature. Under these circumstances, a common citizen could be expected to accept a temporary forfeit of his rights knowing that, in return, these sanctuaries provide reasonable measures against danger. el. There is nothing stopping anyone from carrying any type of gun right onto its grounds. In all practical respects, it is just like any other city block in the sense that it has no metal detectors or security checkpoints to protect its inhabitants. Because it cannot install these measures, citizens shouldn’t be denied the right to protect themselves. Anyone who suggests guns are not conducive to an academic environment fails to show how the threat of a criminal gunman is conducive to a learning environment. They fail to explain why, on the many campuses that do allow carry, there have been zero incidences. Anyone who perpetuates a fearful vision of hordes of students visibly carrying guns on their hips is ignorant to the practical purposes of the open carry provision in Florida SenThey don’t understand why anyone their Wild West fantasy scenarios. Sawyer Zent UF studentSpeaking OutAndrew BriefmanSpeaking Out Everyone faces AIDS risk

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theAvenue thursday, february 10, 2011 List The WATCH: The Grammy Awards If you’re sick of hearing about the best movies of the year, maybe it’s time to check out the best music. For the 53rd annual show, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj and LL Cool J are among the many stars attending. And Katy Perry, Drake, Rihanna, Arcade Fire and Lady Gaga will all be performing. Don’t miss it this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.SEE: “Just Go With It” Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston come together in this rom-com to help Sandler’s character win over his dream woman. Aniston’s character and her kids are supposed to be the key ingredients to his success, but we all know Aniston always ends up with the cute guy in the end. Unless it’s real life.LISTEN: Foot 7 Foot” by Lil Wayne This song is perfect for cruising down University Avenue or sitting in bumper-tobumper traffic on Archer Road. Don’t let the monotonous beat fool you: Lil Wayne is back and better than ever.READ: “The Rules According to JWOWW” Wait, what? Did we read that correctly? Looks like this overly bronzed Jersey girl is moving from your TV to your bookshelf. Inside: “Shore-tested secrets on landing a mint guy, staying fresh to death and kicking the competition to the curb.” Sounds like a literary masterpiece in the making.— LAUREN GOLDSee what’s in store for UF’s Theatre Strike Force. Stumped on what to wear on your hot date? Fifth Avenue’s got you covered. Visit: alligator.org/the_avenue ONLINE: INSIDE: PG 9: Check out the best of the best music in Gainesville in the first ever Alligrammy Awards. PG 10: Hate Valentine’s Day? Either sulk around or check out columnist Robert Imfeld’s take on the sap fest. PG 11: Can’t neglect your videogame console for one day? Check out these games to butter up your valentine so you don’t have to. PG 12: If you don’t think big crowds translate to intimacy, try some of these tips to create a steamy, scrumptious night in.Britt Perkins / Alligator piano man Brad Heron, owner and house player at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar, shares a toast with the crowd Friday night. Rockeys opened New Year’s Eve and plays music by request only Thursday through Saturday.UF grad’s piano bar offers musical varietyBY BRITT PERKINS avenue writer Take a step into Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar downtown and enter the world of Billy Joel. And T-Pain. And Garth Brooks. Rockeys, 112 S. Main St., opened New Year’s Eve but is already one of the few bars downtown that can pack in a crowd by 10 p.m. And, unlike other spots in town, variety is not lacking here. Last Friday, as bartenders sang along while they mixed drinks, the crowd la, la, la’d along to “Crocodile Rock” and didn’t miss a beat during the transition to “Low (Apple Bottom Jeans).” At Rockeys, two pianos back-to-back crowd requests alone determine the set list Thursday through Saturday. Local live mu sic reigns on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On request days, if crowd members want to hear a song they’ve got to pay the asking price at the time. And if a crowd member doesn’t like the song, he or she can pay more to put a stop to it. That means a $6 bid can get your request bumped to the front of the line, but an oppos“Party in the U.S.A.” are also the last. It’s all about interaction at Rockeys. The players banter with one another and are not shy about talking directly to the crowd. And some times, they do more than just talk. While on stage, each player has a hand-held spotlight, ready to select volunteers for games and sere nades. Recently, Rockeys hosted an impromptu “booty-shaking” contest with participants ages 21 to 61. Brad Heron, owner and house piano player, said the “ageless” factor where everyone checks their egos at the door is one reason people can have a good time at Rockeys. After graduating from UF in 2004, Heron toured the U.S. playing professionally, building his repertoire. But Heron, a self-proclaimed die hard Gators fan, said each college town reminded him of his alma mater. “I missed Gainesville,” he said. “And I had such a good time here, and I was having such a good time in other college towns, I thought, ‘Man, I’d really like to do Gainesville.’” Heron partnered with Scott Schmailzl, owner of Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar in West Des Moines, Iowa, and longtime friend from the piano circuit. Tim Buie of Savannah, Ga., also joined Heron in Gainesville as a house player. Although there are regular appearances, the lineup doesn’t always stay the same. Every week, a guest player from another town joins the regulars on stage with a differ ent background and different skills, which helps keep things interesting and fresh, Heron said. After going through “a million” names, Her on said they settled on the combination of the words “rock” and “keys” to brand the new piano bar downtown, but that’s often how people still refer to it. However, naming was not the biggest challenge people said they would face. The 21-plus, non-smoking requirements, on the other hand, were. But instead of being a problem, Heron said those two factors are what he gets complimented on most, besides the friendliness of the staff. And as for Heron’s favorite song to play? “I probably wouldn’t sit in a room by myself and say, ‘Oh, I feel like playing some Lady Gaga right now.’ But in front of a crowd of people that want to hear it, I mean, there’s nothing more fun than Lady Gaga.” Only inGainesville Audience members play games, bid for songs

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thursday, february 10, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9Celebrating love — apartBY EUGENIO TORRENS avenue contributing writer When Jesse Wright wakes up on Valentine’s Day, he may notice a text or even a missed call. For a stinging second, he might not want to check his phone. But, inevitably, he will slink out of bed and pick it up. It will probably be Amber Davis — his girlfriend of more than one month. Wright navigated the fall semester feeling out his relationship with Davis, testing their comNew Year’s Day. “It was kind of like a preseason to the season,” he said. This year, he will celebrate Hallmark’s big day sans his better half. While he de cides the best time to dial in a Valentine’s Day greeting, she will be delivering roses for Habitat for Humanity around Tallahassee. That’s right. Wright is a Gator. Davis is a Seminole. And they’re celebrating Valentine’s Day — well, sort of. While tons of couples will smooch amid chocolate hearts and rose petals, long-distance partners won’t necessarily embrace the holiday as much. “Last Valentine’s Day, my date was Jose Cuervo,” Davis said. This year, her date is 140-plus miles away. That’s a stone’s throw away compared to the distance dividing Alex Guenov and his girlfriend of almost a year, Michaela Valenti. The pair started dating about a year ago, met through mutual friends and kept a loose, fun relationship. Then Valenti gradu ated, and the duo had a decision to make: split now or stick out the distance. She went to Costa Rica for six weeks and would go to a hotel for free Internet access to Skype her boo. “It ain’t easy. That’s for sure,” Guenov said. It took him two to three months to make the transition from a shortto long-distance every day. It kind of eats away at you, but usually when they call and stuff or you call them, it helps out.” Fast forward to the present, where Gue nov’s Valentine’s Day plans vastly contrast with last year’s, when he made shrimp alfre do and a Bulgarian salad for his valentine, Valenti. This year, Guenov will treat Feb. 14 like business as usual. Valenti will see “West Side Story” with her family. Because they talk on the phone about an hour every day and one makes the drive to see the other once or every other week, distance really hasn’t been a strain. On the contrary, it livens up the relationship. wasted time,” Valenti said. “It’s like, ‘Yeah, I’m leaving tomorrow,’ so we have to do all these things and have fun. We can’t just sit around and be bums.” Both couples stress trust and communication. “Understand there’s a big chance it’s not going to work,” Davis said. “Make sure it’s what you want to do and you trust the per son enough — when you only see them two days out of every two weeks — if you’re a jealous person, it’s not going to work. Ever.” By THOMAS NASSIFF avenue contributing writer Every year, national record executives and experts honor who they think are the best of the best in the music industry. Here, we’ve narrowed down Gainesville’s best — musicians who for the past year have unknowingly competed for awards in catego ries similar to those in the Grammys. For top picks for locally formed acts. We intro duce to you: the Alligrammys. Song of the Year “Channel 10” / “Channel 11” Less Than Jake Less Than Jake’s “TV/EP” is a collection of 16 covers of TV theme songs and commercial jingles. We had to pick both songs to amount to the length of one normal song. “Channel 10” is the theme song from “Spongebob Squarepants” and “Channel 11” is the theme from “That ‘70s Show.” Believe us, Less Than Jake’s ska-punk repertoire makes singing along to songs you’ve known for years even more fun. Album of the Year “White Crosses,” Against Me! Gainesville’s pride and joy continue to evolve from album to album, and the group’s studio LP does not disappoint. Against Me!’s brand of folk-punk and rock ‘n’ roll — this time, with catchier hooks and friendlier instrumentation — has never been more accessible. Best New Artist Greenland is Melting The Gainesville natives in 2009 released “Our Hearts are Gold, Our Grass is Blue” and in 2010 gained local notoriety. The band’s style of bluegrass is perfect for listening to at social events or while hanging out with friends. Keep an eye out for “Folk Songs From Florida,” which the band will self-release in 2011. Best Vocal Performance Tom Gabel Against Me! Gabel’s performance on “White Crosses” is a memorable one, bringing Against Me!’s sounds to more headphones than ever. Best Band Less Than Jake This band continues to put out witty, wellthought-out material. One of the grandfathers of ska-punk, Less Than Jake seems stronger than ever after more than a decade of play ing together. This year, look out for re-releases of the group’s two early albums, “Losing Streak” and “Hello Rockview.” Best Record Label No Idea Records Although it was a close call between No Idea and Paper + Plastick Records, No Idea takes the prize because of its work on The Fest. Every year, the Gainesville-based label puts on the three-day punk festival, and in 2010 the event had its ninth anniversary. The Fest is every crusty punk’s favorite weekend, and, as innocent student bystanders know, standing by and watching the mayhem unfold makes the experience all the better. The Alligrammy Awards long distance

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10, ALLIGATOR thursday, february 10, 2011 Lens Flair by Dana Burke UF junior Kevin Olivier mixes neutrals to create this Europeaninspired look. Also, see how this philosophy major proves guys can accessorize, as he’s got a scarf, belt, backpack and sunglasses. UF English major Anthony Perrin wears dark jeans, a T-shirt and a leather jacket with bright red Vans. Although he’s stylish, this junior said he can’t take all the “My girlfriend dresses me,” he said. thing fashion, check out what our lens caught this week. Dana Burke/ Alligator StaffDana Burke / Alligator Staff UF English freshman Lindsey Jones uses color to make her bright blue dress and purple cardigan are complemented nicely with tights and boots. UF zoology major Savannah Smith around one piece. “I decided I wanted to wear tights today and went from there,” she said. Combined with a sweater dress, this freshman’s look makes for a warm alternative in cool weather. Dana Burke/ Alligator StaffDana Burke / Alligator StaffPhoto Illustration by Dana Burke and Cynthia Despres / Alligator StaffUF softball player Kelsey Bruder hangs out indoors, glove and ball in hand, during a rainy day at practice. music BY BENJAMIN EVANS avenue writer Kelsey Bruder is a UF softball player who’s beefed up her personal music catalog since moving to Florida to attend UF. “Coming from California, we like a lot of pop-punk and rap and R&B,” said Bruder, who is originally from Corona. “Coming down south, a lot of my teammates have exposed me to a little bit of country music.” The team always has music playing when it’s hitting, she said. Like a pro wrestler walking out to pulverize his or her opponent, UF softball players have individual “walk-out songs” they play when they’re up to bat — a song that says something like this: “I can do this,” or, “Prepare, my poor foe, for your fated clobbering.” This season, Bruder has chosen “Who’s that Chick?” by David Guetta, featuring vocals from Rihanna as her walkout song. Here are some other tunes the UF athlete uses to get amped: “Bass Down Low” by Dev (feat.The Cataracs) “It’s got a good techno beat. Kind of “Fall for Your Type” by Jamie Foxx (feat. Drake) “I can listen to Drake all day. I love his voice, love his rhymes.” Avenue: Did you watch “Degrassi”? KB: Yeah, isn’t that weird. That’s kind of weird [laughs]. “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd else I have on the list, but I love the lyrics. Pretty cool.” “Take My Hand” by Shawn McDonald KB: He’s a Christian artist and I’m pretty sure it’s a proven fact that if you listen to Christian music while you work out you’re stronger and faster. Avenue: Really? KB: My proven fact [laughs]. “Moment 4 Life” by Nicki Minaj “I’m for any strong females, and she’s unique.” “The Boys of Fall” by Kenny Chesney “It just makes me appreciate being a Gator and what I have, although I’m not a ‘boy of fall.’” “Vibin’” by Piccalo “It makes me dance whether I’m on second base or in the dugout.” “You Hold Me Now” by Hillsong United “It’s another Christian song. The lyr ics are really good. It makes me connect. I have and how blessed I am.” “Chillin’” by Wale ft. Lady Gaga “It’s just got a good beat.” “Blow” by Ke$ha “I’m not too big on pure techno, but it has a cool techno back beat, and it just talks about dancing and doing your own thing and not worrying about what any body thinks.”Wishing a new saint would march inWhen I bumbled my way into high school and realized I’d have to start working for Valentine’s Day treats rather than receiving a bag of candy from classmates simply for existing, I got a little sad. Sure, Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday in celebration of love. It’s arguable that it’s an even better day for a girl to kick the shit out of her boyfriend if he messes it up. But what about those who have neither love nor domestic violence to give or receive? What about all the people whose only wish is not to be bomSimilar to how Muslim Awareness Month coincides with Black History Month, I say the singles of the world rise up and stand proud on Feb. 14 to honor St. Raphael, the patron saint of travelers — or, in other words, single people. St. Raphael’s Day would work for several reasons. First, think of the economic boost a new holiday would pro tries that boom this time of year. However, supporters of St. Raphael’s Day would uniformly boost the alcohol, ice cream and Cheetos industries. Also, there’s power in numbers, and thousands of singles parading through campus would demonstrate to couples the total lack of ill will and envy. It might even be a good idea for all singles to mark themselves with a jagged half-heart, letting the world know just how not miserable they are. Last, it’s possible that by celebrating singleness openly, two people might just fall in love. By cajoling “StarCraft” champions into the sunshine where they might meet, there’s a chance a new legion of St. Valentine followers will blossom. I think St. Raphael’s Day will be a success this year. So, single Gators, go buy your cheap Pinot and stock up on your frozen pizza — your yearly ritual of pretending Robert ImfeldColumnist

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Valentine’s Day is upon us yet again. Whether you’re single, in a relationship or just have a vendetta against Hallmark, it’s inescapable. Candy hearts will rain from the skies, and the streets will run white Other forms of mass hysteria occur only one day out of the year, so suck it up and deal with it. For those who actually enjoy Valentine’s Day, or for gamers with ers, I’d be remiss if I didn’t write a column just for you. Every game isn’t a single-player campaign, and not all girls hate video games. Let’s break some stereotypes and take a look at a few games to play while cuddling on the couch, if only to leave the single people alone. “Kirby’s Epic Yarn” Console: Wii The pink puffball who eats bad guys and swings a mean hammer is one of Nintendo’s best creations, and his newest game, released in October, is cuteness incarnated. Transporting the character into a world made of ed bad guys by using his mighty line of yarn, unraveling himself into different forms. Two-player co-op is a great way to get your girlfriend into this game, and there’s an incredibly easy level that’s beginner-friendly. “Dance Central” Console: Kinect for Xbox 360 Mark my words: If the Kinect takes off like the Wii did, this will be the new No. 1 party game. “Rock Band” developers have released a game that’s fun to play only with other people. The dance moves are well-choreographed, and the Kinect senses motion to an annoyingly precise degree. But the game doesn’t become truly great until the Kinect’s camera comes into play. It’s a sneaky little bitch that records the player while he or she is dancing — during the freestyle sections, playing them back for all to see. After a few days of your girlfriend making fun of your lame-ass attempt to booty shake, you’ll be praying for a breakup. “Call of Duty: Black Ops” Console: All Because the “Halo” franchise is ofgeneration. No matter your preferred genre, it’s hard to turn down an opportunity to score some headshots and to blow stuff up. I’ve known plenty of girls who love playing “Black Ops” on Xbox Live, and the best relationships are about sharing what you love. If you’re a hardcore guy with a kill ratio better than some Navy SEALs or a girl who just enjoys venting, “Black Ops” could be a great way to spend Valentine’s Day. Who needs a heart-shaped box when you can kill communists? thursday, february 10, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 Gamer Bait Andrew WyzanColumnist Video games your girlfriend won’t hate Video games

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12, ALLIGATOR thursday, february 10, 2011Tips for a steamy night inBY RICHARD O. STEHLI avenue writer Valentine’s Day is here, so we’ll all be heading to our favorite restaurants for fancy dinners under ambient lighting, right? Not this guy. I have a laundry list of reasons not to give in to the traditional (read: modern consumerist) way we do Valentine’s Day dinner. For starters, I don’t feel very intimate when I’m sur rounded by 50 other people trying to feel intimate. Fur ther, dining out is expensive! I’m a college student, after all. Even worse, this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, which is Hipster Sunday, and everything with any local charm in Gainesville is closed. Most importantly, my bedroom is miles from the nearest ritzy restaurant, and I like to keep my eye on the prize. Plus, I won’t deny it — I forgot to make reservations. Am I worried? No. Why? Because whipping up a fabulous, easy and affordable Valentine’s Day feast is as easy as Man’s Food (FOS 2001). There are a few basic things to remember about courting a woman (or man) through food, regardless of what you choose to make. Looks matter We eat with our eyes as much as our mouths. Probably more. As such, pick colorful ingredients. Purple cabbage, red tomatoes, orange peppers and colorful salad greens are all great visual complements to any thing you cook, even if you use them just as a garnish. Texture is important, too. Hulking slabs of meat are boring, so keep your dishes open-faced and let things stack up or stick out. Shapes like stars or spirals are a plus. One word: plating Think of plating like explosions and boobs in an action movie: No matter how bad the plot and acting are, gratuitous explosions (and breasts) will make everything more tolerable. The same holds true with food. Google search pictures of food similar to what you’re cooking, and organize your plate accordingly. Keep things hot Another trick is to heat plates in the oven. For one, your food will stay toasty longer. More importantly, danger is the world’s oldest aphrodisiac. Nothing turns on a woman like danger, and nothing screams danger quite like a 400-degree plate next to your hands. Drink something sweet try Lindeman’s Framboise Lambic, something akin to raspberry champagne. For the chocoholics out there, try a Godiva chocolate liqueur. Ask around at your favorite liquor store, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at By MAE BASIRATMAND avenue writer Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love. And with that, for whatever reason, we’re exposed to copious amounts of chocolate, tempting those of us on a health kick. Between gift exchanges, parties or the spike of pink and red wrappers in the checkout line, it seems the creamy candy is everywhere. For all the closet chocoholics, the sappy couple at the fondue fountain, the loners binging in front of the TV or anyone looking for an excuse to munch on the holiday classic, here are a few ways to eat the sweet stuff in keeping with your good health. Chocolate is made from the cosimilar to those from some vegetavonoids available in the cocoa plants help relax blood pressure and lower cholesterol. But before reaching for a candy bar or a piece of cake, remember not all types are healthy. One trumps them all: dark chocolate. It contains more antioxidants than milk choco late or white chocolate. And, best of all, it can lift your mood. Dark chocolate contains the neu rotransmitter serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant and stimulates endorphins, which provide the feeling of pleasure. This is the reason you experience that feel-good sensation after consuming just a small dose of it. In addition, dark chocolate contains high levels of potassium and magnesium, and it provides vitamins such as B1, B2, D and E. These can help regulate blood pressure. There is no established recommended serving size of chocolate, but just remember: Moderation is key. So, when walking down the pink aisles of the convenience store, mak ing a smarter decision on chocolate could lead to a treat for not only your tummy but your body, too.Healthy sweet stuff

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ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND $425 per bedroom-All inclusive! 3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail <1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym! free tanning,freeHBO/showtime *Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-20-10-70-1 WOW! Live from $325! All Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s * Cable * Internet * Utilities * * Furnished * Tanning * 24 Hr Gym * * TheLandingsUF.com * 336-3838 * * 3801 SW 13th St * 4-20-70-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.www.ApartmentsInGainesville.com4-20-70-1 Now Leasing for 2011-2012! Student friendly 2/2’s and 4/4’s Text "GP" to 47464 for more info! 4-20-70-1 All-inclusive private suites ***Starting @ $399***Available for imm move in! 2 bus routes, tons of amenities Lexington Crossing Apts Call today! 373.9009 4-20-10-70-1 **ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 4-20-10-70-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive 42” TV included in every apt $444 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-20-70-1 The PolosAlready have roommates? ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES* 2/2: From $541/person 3/3: From $432/person 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-1 2 BLOCKS TO UF-$335/MO4BR Fully Furn + All Utils. Incl. Call Eric Leightman, University Realty, 219-2879 or CampusWalkUF.com 4-20-70-1 LEXINGTON CROSSING SUBLEASE Move In ANY Time. Highly Negotiable Terms. Fully Furnished. Friendly Roommates. 3 Bus Routes. $379/m OR best offer. Call/text 813205-1549. Email ibukreyev@ufl.edu. 2-2211-25-1 **6 Bedroom House** Walk to class. Pool. 2 Living Rooms. Game Room. 3 Bathrooms. Lease begins August 5. Please call 561-866-8234 for further info. 2-11-5-1 2/2’s & 3/3’s RMM Match HUGE Walk In Closet Prem Cable & Hi Speed Intrnt Incld 4-20-10-70-2 QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $350. Small 2br $375 372-6881, 213-3901 4-20-10-70-2 Arbor Park 2/1.5 $599 1050 Sqft Call today 335-7275 4-20-10-70-2 Now Leasing for Fall! Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs www.arlingtonsquare.org Downtown apts from only $619 Check availability today! 338-0002 4-20-10-70-2 1/1 E at $469 ALL Pets Welcome Frederick Gardens Call (352) 372-7555 4-20-10-70-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-20-10-70-2 Pinetree Gardens 2/1 Townhome w/ w/d for $649 3br for $799. Free UF parking. 352-376-4002 4-20-10-70-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-20-10-70-2 No deposit!!! Huge 1/1’s 2/2’s 3/3’s <1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym FREE tanning/FREE cable *Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-20-10-70-2 ELLIE’S HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-7-09-167-2 3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235 Move In today. Park Near UF Free! Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Pick THE LAURELS for FALL!1 & 2 Flats, 3/3 TH w/Cable @ $815 24hr gym*Tanning *Gated*Pet Friendly thelaurelsuf.com 352.335.4455 4-20-10-70-2 *ESCAPE THE ORDINARY* 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!! FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes www.thelaruelsuf.com 352-335-4455 4-20-11-70-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$629 Great Location – Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 4-20-10-70-2 2/2 and 3/3 Townhomes From $360/person! Available NOW and August! 377-2801*cobblestoneuf.com 4-20-70-2 1 & 2 BR MOVE IN TODAY! 1/1 from $579 * 2/1.5 from $649 Townhomes & Flats * Pets Loved! Includes water/sewer! Pools*Tanning*Fitness*376-2507 4-20-10-70-2 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 Madison Pointe NW 23rd Blvd 1s, 2s and 3s from $699 Free Tanning, Pool, Gym Gated and Pet Friendly 352-372-0400 MadisonPointe.org Text MADISON to 47464 for more info! 4-20-70-2 Washer/Dryer in Every Apartment 1/1's from $719 2/2's from $839 3/3's from $954Includes Internet352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-2 1bed @ Hidden Village 500 sq ft $479 Close to UF and Shands Call 352-376-1248 4-20-10-70-2 HUGE floor plans! 4-20-70-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1's from $659 * 3/2's from $799 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym www.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 4-20-10-70-2 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H2O Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com 4-20-10-70-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 4-20-10-70-2 GP is NOW LEASING for 2011 Student friendly 4/4's! Starting at $409 per person! 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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 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 2-24-11-35-2CAMPUS 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 2/2 with Vaulted ceilings & W/D. No move in fees and $500 off March! Garage included. Gated Community. 2701 NW 23rd Blvd 352-372-0400 MadisonPointe.org Text MADISON to 47464 for more info!! 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 2-15-11-24-2 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 2-15-11-19-2 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 2-15-11-19-2 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 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 2-15-11-9-2 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 2-15-11-9-2 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 Quality Houses Available Aug 1st. Walk/Bike to campus 352-339-2342www.gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-15-11-4-2 Cozy, Private and Close to Campus! 2-Bedroom Apartments available for rent immediately!!! Close to Butler Plaza, UF and bus routes.Short leases available. For more info, please call 786-512-0628 2-15-5-2 The Price You Want, The Convenience You Need! $650 2BR/2BA apartment walking distance of UF, shopping center and bus routes. Open Floor Plan Small Pets allowed. Available for rent immediately 352.262.2828 2-15-11-5-2 ***NICE AND SPACIOUS APARTMENT TWO BLOCKS FROM BEATY TOWERS**** 920 SW Depot Ave apt. 15. Great location and great price. Pets allowed. Parking and laundry. camipizano@yahoo.com 2-16-5-2 Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 1st floor, furnished condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. 2 rooms avail immed. $395/mo/rm 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 2-28-10-82-4 Roommate wanted. $425/mo 4/2 2 blocks form campus. 814-440-3325 or jfidorra@hotmail.com 3-2-11-30-414, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011

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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 Looking for roommate in a 3/3 apartment in Hidden Lake. Current roommates are easy to get along with. Pet-friendly. Easy bus routes to campus. Nice pool and gym with free tanning $440/mo. Contact (352) 346-5459 2-18-8-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5WALK 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! 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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 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 2-11-11-70-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. ACCOUNTING CLERKThe Business Office at The Alligator has an open position for an Accounting Clerk. Applicant must be a currently enrolled student, majoring in Accounting or Business Administration. Duties include operating Quickbooks accounting system to work with accounts receivables and accounts payables. Other duties consist of manipulating Excel spreadsheets, answering phones, and general office duties. Organization and a great attitude is a necessity. Candidate should be able to work 10-15 hrs per week and commit to a 1 year term. Summer availability is a MUST. Please 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 4-20-10-70-14 TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 afternoons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net 2-15-10-35-14 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 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. 2-11-10-26-14THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 15

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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 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2011-65-14 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 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 Family CARE GIVERS is Looking for RN's for Home Visits to give Meds. Immediate opening competitive pay please call today! (352) 307-8044 2-15-11-5-14 MOBILE WAITERS NEEDED Immediate Interviews. PT, avg. $40-$60 per 3-5 hr shift, make your own schedule. Must have own vehicle, cell phone with texting, be 21+ y/o. To apply go to www.d-d-i.com or call 888-3349675 ext. 1. 2-10-11-2-14 Delivery Drivers needed, Must know the area and the grid system, with open avialibility. apply at Five Star Pizza downtown. 210 sw 2nd ave. 2-18-11-7-14 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. 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SportsTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org CLAYE IN RUNNING FOR BOWERMAN UF SWIMMERS RECOGNIZED TEEING OFF WITH TYLER JETT THE GATORS HAVE LOST SEVERAL CLOSE GAMES AFTER STARTING FLAT. By MATT WATTSAlligator Writer Gators placing greater focus on maintaining intensitySEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 18Butler Ross Ohlendorf, who went 1-11 last season with the Pirates, won his arbitration case against the Pirates. Team executives were disappointed, not because it cost them more money but because Ohlendorf used up his lone good effort of the year. NY Rep. Christopher Lee resigned after shirtless photos surfaced online. Don’t Junior swimmers Brian Howell and Anna-Liisa Pold were named to the 2011 SEC Swimming and Diving Community Service Team, which was announced Wednesday. Jumper Will Claye was added Wednesday to the watch list for The Bowerman, col award. The junior joins teammates Jeff Demps and Christian Taylor on the list.AP Photo 79-60 win on Wednesday. Walker led UF with 25 points on 7-of-9 shooting. By GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writergluca@alligator.org “We were being a little careless with the ball The Gators have now beaten every team in UF avoids letdown, continues hot streak with dominant win Men's Bask etball

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possession difference, Florida made similar mistakes. And the Gators realize they can’t afford to have that same mentality this time. Allen said they can’t concern themselves with the name on the front of their opponents’ jerseys, adding that the way UF played in the second half and overtime against Vanderbilt gives “We’ve just got to believe that we can do it,” Allen said. “The last time we met up with [Tennessee] we gave them too much respect.” Allen and fellow guard Brittany against the Vols. Shine has come on as of late, and she led the Gators in scor ing in the meeting in Gainesville. Allen is the team’s leading scorer in SEC play and has shown a knack for draining clutch shots. But their biggest advantage may be their size. Shine and Allen are the tallest of team’s guards at 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10, respectively. After Tennessee outrebounded Florida by 20 in the prior matchup, its size and ability to play close to the basket will be critical in Knoxville. “We want to get this ‘W’ bad, but we’ve just got to play our game,” Shine said. Butler agreed. “Can you play poorly and beat Tennessee?” she asked, answering her own question. “No.” But that didn’t stop her from saying she believes the Gators can pull off an upset against the No. 5 team in the country. “You have to play well, there’s no question about that,” Butler said. “But we feel like we can play with anyone in the country.” UF WILL DEBUT AN ENTIRELY NEW LEFT SIDE OF THE INFIELD.By STEPHEN SHEEHANAlligator Writer Francesca Enea may have been the Gators’ top player last season, but the loss of fellow senior Corrie Brooks might son. Brooks started at third base the past three years, and her graduation leaves a While she never wowed anyone with her hitting ability, she was a consistent, durable player and a strong defender at the hot corner. “Corrie Brooks being a senior, starting there three years in a row, kind of someally did a great job,” coach Tim Walton said. Brooks improved her batting average every season until it dipped from .301 to .285 last year. But her strong defense at third base — an important spot in softball — will be missed the most. After tying Megan Bush with a teamhigh 15 errors in 2008, Brooks committed Walton plans to replace Brooks with freshman Kasey Fagan, who was named the 2010 Gatorade National Player of the Year after going 26-1 in the circle for Dunnellon High while hitting .574 with eight home runs and 61 RBIs. While she certainly has great upside, it “Kasey may be a little bit more athletic than what Corrie was, but Corrie was just so solid and just game-steady and was always in the right position,” Walton said. Even though she hasn’t proven herself at the college level yet, Walton is certainly excited about the addition of Fagan to an already-talented team. “We got a solid, solid human being, Gatorade National Player of the Year, valedictorian of her high school, just a well-rounded kid,” he said. “You get what coaches dream of. You get a kid from an athletic family that gets it both NEW SHORTSTOP IN THE FOLD: Fagan won’t be the only freshman starting on California native Cheyenne Coyle should take over at shortstop for Brittany Walker, who transferred to Texas A&M after starting 48 games last season. Walton said despite Coyle not playing a game for Florida yet, she is already one of the best shortstops he has coached in his six seasons at Florida. He also said she is already head and shoulders above where Walker was at this time last season. like she’s in an uncomfortable situation on defense where she can’t cover this and she has to give up this,” he said. “She throws the ball as well as I’ve ever seen a shortstop throw the ball.” NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST: Senior Stephanie Brombacher and sophomore Brittany Schutte were named to the 2011 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List, announced Wednesday by the Amateur Softball Assocation of America. The 50-player list consists of 23 seniors, 12 juniors and 15 sophomores from 36 different schools. The group will be cut to 25 players on April 13, down to 10 on May 11 and three 18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffFlorida coach Tim Walton plans to use freshman Kasey Fagan to replace Corrie Brooks at third base, while Cheyenne Coyle will likely be the team’s new shortstop. Saj Guevara / AlligatorFlorida guard Deana Allen, the team’s leading scorer in conference play, will likely be a major factor in UF’s matchup tonight at Tennessee as the Gators look to match the Volunteers’ size. Gators wary of talented Vols, still feel they can play with anyone W-HOOPS, from page 17Florida looks to freshmen to replace Brooks, Walker THE NEW LEFTThe Gators lost the entire left side of Corrie Brooks graduated and shortstop Brittany Walker transferred to Texas SS Cheyenne Coyle, FreshmanAs a high school senior... -13 home runs -40 RBI 3B Kasey Fagan, FreshmanAs a high school senior... -61 RBI -.989 slugging percentage we can do it. The last time we them too much respect.”Deana Allen Florida guard

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 19 Pro basketball referees: ‘as pure as the driven slush’?Three years ago, NBA referee Tim Donaghy was busted for betting. Huh? * * * If I wrote 20 years ago what I’m writing now, someone said sure. Two months later, * * * self in the middle of the bar. C-note. Extending my hand, I say, “I’ll tell He grabs my mitt and says, “I’m bar. sitting at the middle of the bar, “That’s on Tommy, that’s gas was losing a ton of money on totals in the NBA. They tigate. “Stern said, ‘Nothing’s going on.’ remnants of the night. * * * deal. and pub and restaurant owner. He is currently a journalism acerbic O’Connor performs free standup comedy in various locations in Gainesville. Bill O’ConnorConfessions of a New York Bookiesports@alligator.org

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By ALLISON BANKOAlligator Writer Stick it. Flash a smile. Wave to the crowd. Sprint over and embrace your teammates. Repeat three more times. This is the routine of Florida’s crew of all-around gymnasts evcompete. The Gators’ roster currently freshmen Mackenzie Caquatto, Alaina Johnson and Brittney Noble and sophomores Ashane Dickerson and Marissa King. Although Dickerson began this season as the only all-arounder, she was quickly joined early this season by new regulars Caquatto and Johnson. Both freshmen have already proved themselves to be stars on the rise. Johnson has won the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week three times. Recently, she was joined by Caquatto after her history-making all-around debut against Alabama. “I don’t have one event that I’m extremely good at like some of the girls on the team,” Caquatto said. “I’m just consistent allaround for all four events. “They aren’t all huge scores, but they’re good enough scores to be good in the all around.” performance was the highest total in an all-around debut in school history. Dickerson, the squad’s veteran all-arounder, has competed in evthe Gators last year, and she has grown to love the competition “If you make a mistake on something, you can pick yourself back up on the next event and help the team out in a different way,” she said. “Whereas if you do just one event and you mess up, you can’t go back and redo it again.” Injured all-arounders King and Noble are healing quickly, and they expect to be back on the all-around roster soon. While Noble said she is going in the coming weeks, King has slowly been creeping back into all four events. She has competed in all but bars so far this season. UF coach Rhonda Faehn said the all-around is the sport’s most exhausting position — something that poses a remarkable challenge for her athletes. “They’re having to compete in so many events every single weekend, and it’s a lot,” she said. “It’s taxing on the all-arounders mentally and physically. “Sometimes, they’re human, and they’re going to make mistakes, but I think that’s what competition’s all about.” 20, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffFlorida sophomore all-arounder Ashane Dickerson began the season as the Gators’ only four-event competitor, but she has been joined by four other UF gymnasts in the all-around competition this year. UF GYMNASTICSGators adding all-around athletes as season progresses