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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011


State Senate president talks budget cuts
By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Writer

Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos can't foresee all the
twists that the state legislative session will take this year.
But he does know this: The state's wallet is about to get $3.6
billion hlighter.
The state senator stressed the importance of budget cuts
throughout his presentation at Pugh Hall on Thursday night. The
event, hosted by the Bob Graham Center for Pubhlic Service, en-
couraged people to submit questions to Haridopolos min person
and online.
"We're not going to raise taxes, we can't afford it,
S I and people can't afford it."
Mike Haridopolos
Florida Senate President


Jordan Streetal / Alligator
Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos answers questions from the audience after his presentation in Pugh
Hall on Thursday night.


Police say student forced


himself on ex-girlfriend


* THEY BROKE UP TWO MONTHS
AGO BUT STILL LIVED TOGETHER.

By KAT BEIN
Alligator Staff Writer

A UF student was arrested and
charged with sexual assault after forc-
ing himself upon his ex-girlfriend in the
shower Wednesday.
Chase Corbin, a 20-year-old econom-
ics major at UF, broke up with his girl-
friend about two months ago, but contin-
ued living with her out of convenience,
according to a Gainesville Police report.
While she showered, Corbin went


into her room and started going through
her calls and text messages.
He got angry and started yelling at her
through her locked bathroom door, then
kicked it open, demand-
ing to know whom she
had been seeing.
After the two ar-
gued, police say Corbin
took off his clothes,
got in the shower and
forced her to have sex
Corbin with him.
Corbin was arrested
a few hours later and charged with sexu-
al battery. His bond is set at $120,000.


Faced with questions about Gov. Rick Scott's proposed bud-
get cuts, the future of Florida students and tax breaks for state
businesses, Harindopolos, who is also a lecturer at UF, ensured the
audience that the -: 'i.1.'- r ,II shrink no matter where the deepest
cuts are made.
In a later interview, Harindopolos said both Republicans and
Democrats in the state Senate are cautious of Scott's proposal.
"The details are the key," he said. "Where we find common
ground is we're going to spend $3.6 billion less."
While budget cuts are the legislature's first priority, tax relief
may be up for discussion after state spending is slashed, he said.
"We're not going to raise taxes," he said. "We can't afford it,
and people can't afford it."
Harindopolos also responded to questions about potential cuts
to the state's education system. Earlier this week, Gov. Scott re-
leased his budget proposal, which called for the state to trim edu-
cation spending by $3.3 billion.
He argued that a quality education system does not exclu-
SEE HARIDOPOLOS, PAGE 5


Block tuition on ballot


By HANNAH WINSTON
Alligator Writer

Though the Unite Party and Progress
Party will be battling for office at the
end of this month, they both agree that
fighting against the implementation of
block tuition is a top priority.
UF students will have the chance to
voice their opinions on the issue during
the Student Government elections on
Feb. 22 and 23.
If implemented, block tuition would
mean full-time students are charged
a flat rate for 15 credit hours, no mat-


ter the actual number of credit hours
taken.
Supervisor of ElectionsAmanda Grif-
fin said the block tuition referendum is
the only question on the ballot.
"I think that the opinion of the Stu-
dent Body is already
Student known, and it's great
Government that it's on the bal-
lot," said Ben Mey-
ers, the Unite Party candidate for Stu-
dent Body president.
Meyers said he has long opposed
block tuition and believes the Unite Par-
SEE BALLOT, PAGE 5


* Florida senior
forward Chandler
Parsons (right)
has stepped up his
game since putting
aside all the lofty
preseason expecta-
tions that distract-
ed him earlier this
year.
See Story, Page 13.


German shepherd in Oregon to get stem cells to help heal hip


MEDFORD, Ore. - A former Oregon
military dog that did two tours of duty sniff-
ing out bombs in Iraq is going to receive stem
cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis in his hips.
The Mail Tribune reports the 80-pound
German shepherd named Basco was adopted
in November by Debbie Richter in Medford
after he was discharged by the military.
Hip problems such as arthritis can lead to
early death for larger dogs, and surgery op-
tions such as hip replacement have a limited


chance of success for an older dog like Basco,
who is 7.
While researching alternatives, Richter
says she found MediVet-America, which of-
fers a stem cell treatment for joint problems
in dogs and horses using the animal's own
stem cells to regenerate damaged tissue.
An Oregon State University veterinarian
will perform the procedure.
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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
African Student Union Speed
Dating
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Graham Gallery
ASU is having a Valentine's
Day speed dating social. The
first half of the event will be
marked by a mix and mingle
where there will be light re-
freshments. The second por-
tion will be the speed dating
part.

SG Absentee Ballots
By today
Absentee ballots for the SG
election can be requested at
sg.ufl.edu/elections. Look un-
der "For the Voter." The elec-
tion will be held Feb. 22 and
23.

Women's Leadership Conference
"Blueprint for Success"
Registration
By today
The conference on Feb. 27 offers
participants the opportunity to
improve their leadership skills.
With workshops and a gradu-
ate school panel, participants
S.11 -.:1-. ,verthebuildingblocks
they need to become successful
leaders in society. UF alumna
Diana Diaz, co-anchor for
Miami News Channel 7, will
be the keynote speaker.

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

Tradition Keepers
Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Heavener Complex
Students can show their UF
school spirit and UF pride by
documenting their partici-
pation in UF traditions. The
group will be completing tasks
found in the "F" Book.

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

Indonesia Scholarship
Information Session
Monday, 4:30 p.m.
Hub, Room 170
The Freeman Foundation
is offering a fully funded,
nine-week summer in-
ternship study abroad op-
portunity in Indonesia.
Internship fields include
economic development,
public health, art, education
and environmental protec-
tion. Interested American
and Indonesian sophomores
and juniors are encouraged
to apply.

RUB Entertainment Presents
The Love Game
Monday, 8 p.m.
Orange & Brew
Visitors can participate
in RUB's own version
of "The Dating Game."
Contestants of the game
will win special prizes to
share with each other.

Get Your Mind Right
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Ustler Hall, 2nd floor
This Black Woman's Image
Initiative Session will ad-
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how to become healthy inside
and out.

PEM Debate on Health Care
Legislation
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Reitz Union Room 276
Pre-med AMSA's Politics and
Ethics in Medicine is having
its first debate on health care
reform, specifically whether
the United States should adopt
a single-payer system. E-mail
pem@ufpremed.org to RSVP

RUB Entertainment Local Brew
Series
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Orange & Brew
RUB Entertainment presents
The Righteous Kind with locals
Pseudo Kids and The Footlights
for free. For more information
about the Local Brew series, as
well as other events, become a
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INTERNATIONAL

Egypt's Mubarak won't quit, but gives power to VP


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAIRO - Egypt's Hosm Mubarak re-
fused to step down or leave the country
and instead handed most of his powers
to his vice president Thursday, enraging
protesters who warned the country could
explode in violence and pleaded for the
military to take action to push him out.
The rapidly moving events raised the
question of whether a rift had opened be-
tween Mubarak and the military command
over the spiraling mass uprising demand-
ing the president go.
Hours earlier, a council of the military's
top generals announced it had stepped in
to secure the country, and a senior com-
mander announced to protesters in Tahrir
Square that all their demands would soon
be met, raising cries of victory that Muba-
rak was on his way out.
Several hundred thousand had packed
into Tahrir Square, ecstatic with expecta-
tion that Mubarak would announce his
resignation in his nighttime address.
Instead, they watched in shocked si-
lence as he spoke, holding their foreheads


in anger and disbelief.
Some broke into tears. Others waved
their shoes in the air in contempt. After the
speech, they broke into chants of "Leave,
leave, leave."
Organizers called for even larger pro-
tests on Friday.
After Mubarak's speech, around 2,000
marched on the state television head-
quarters several blocks away from Tahrir,
guarded by the military with barbed wire
and tanks.
"They are the liars," the crowd shouted,
pointing at the building, chanting, "We
won't leave, they will leave."
Hundreds more massed outside Muba-
rak's main administrative palace, Oruba,
miles away from Tahrir in the Cairo dis-
trict of Heliopolis, the first time protesters
have marched on it, according to witnesses
and TV reports.
The residence where Mubarak normal-
ly stays when he is in Cairo is inside the
palace, though it was not known if he was
there.
Prominent reform advocate, Nobel
Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, whose


supporters were among the organizers of
the 17-day-old wave of protests, issued a
Tweet warning, "Egypt will explode."
"The army must save the country now,"
ElBaradei said. "I call on the Egyptian
army to immediately interfere to rescue
Egypt. The credibility of the army is on the
line."
Hours before Mubarak's speech, the
military made moves that
had all the markings of a
coup.
The military's Supreme
Council, which is headed
by Defense Minister Field
Marshal Hussein Tan-
hMuabarak taw, announced on state
TV that it was in perma-
nent session, a status that it takes only in
times of war.
It said it was exploring "what measures
and arrangements could be made to safe-
guard the nation, its achievements and the
ambitions of its great people."
That suggested Tantawl and his gener-
als were now in charge of the country.
But there was no immediate reaction


from the military f.li.. i'", Mubarak's
speech, and their position remained am-
biguous.
President Barack Obama appeared dis-
mayed by Mubarak's announcement.
He said in a statement that it was not
clear that an "immediate, meaningful"
transition to democracy was taking place
and warned that too many Egyptians are
not convinced that the government is seri-
ous about making genuine change.
"The Egyptian government must put
forward a credible, concrete and unequiv-
ocal path toward genuine democracy, and
they have not yet seized that opportunity,"
Obama said.
Even after delegating authority to his
vice president, Mubarak retains his pow-
ers to request constitutional amendments
and dissolve parliament or the Cabinet.
The constitution allows the president to
transfer his other authorities if he is unable
to carry out his duties "due to any tempo-
rary obstacle."
"I saw fit to delegate the authorities of
the president to the vice president, as dic-
tated in the constitution," he said.


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Voter registration


deadline is Monday


* THE FORMS CAN BE
FOUND ONLINE.

By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Writer

If you want to have a say in
who will make decisions for
Gainesville, you need to regis-
ter to vote in Alachua County by
Monday.
Registration forms should
be postmarked by Monday or
dropped in the Supervisor of Elec-
tions .:,Il11:.. by midnight Mon-
day for you to be eligible to vote
in the March 15 city election.
"Sometimes students feel that
[an election] doesn't have an im-
pact on them," said Pam Carpen-
ter, supervisor of elections. "But
some of them end up staying in
Gainesville and making it their
permanent home, so it does affect
them."
As of Thursday, there were
151,702 registered voters in Ala-
chua County.
Carpenter said about 10,000
people voted in the election last


March, accounting for 14 percent
of the county's registered voters
at the time.
There are three ways to regis-
ter. One option is to fill out and
print an online registration form.
Another option is to download
the registration form from the
supervisor's website. Interested
residents can go to elections.ala-
chua.fl.us for more information.
Potential vot-
ers will have to
write the infor-
mation instead
of typing it in.
A third op-
tion, which may
appeal to those
Carpenter who don't have
a computer, is to
pick up a registration form at 185
locations around the county, in-
cluding several Publix supermar-
kets, UF locations and Gainesville
schools.
"You have the opportunity to
select who you want to represent
you from the ground up," Car-
penter said.


ON CAMPUS

Art show displays research


By NICOLE DECK
Alligator Contributing Writer

The third annual "Elegance of Science"
art contest, which showcases research be-
ing done at UF in an artistic format, is be-
ing held this month.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni are
eligible to submit art. A panel of judges
will award undetermined prizes for first,
second and third place in addition to a
$200 alumni prize courtesy of the UF
Alumni Association.
A maximum of five submissions are
allowed per contestant, and artwork is
limited to two-dimensional images in
JPEG format with a resolution of about
800 by 600 pixels. Artists must also send
a paragraph narrative explaining the art.
The contest began as a fun way to
bridge the gap between the UF science
community and the libraries, said Joe


Baca, library associate at the Marston Sci-
ence Library and coordinator of the con-
test.
According to Baca, the judges are look-
ing for images that are created in the pur-
suit of research at UF. Entries from any
and all disciplines are accepted as long as
they're science related.
Selection criteria include artistic or
scientific merit, degree to which the entry
puts a new perspective on either science
or art, success in translating between ar-
tistic and scientific vocabularies and cre-
ativity of approach.
Some past entries have included cells
under a microscope, close-ups of flowers,
animals, wood and leaves, kaleidoscope-
like images and water.
The contest is co-sponsored by the
Health Science Center Library, the Archi-
tecture & Fine Arts Library and the UF
Alumni Association.


Students chalk for love


By KELLEY DAVIS
Alligator Contributing Writer

About 100 UF students will meet on
Turlington Plaza Sunday afternoon to
chalk up the campus with inspirational
messages and Bible verses to show love
to those who need it most on Valentine's
Day.
Lacey Duncan, a UF junior, plans to
participate in the event, which will run
from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Duncan sees the event as a good way
to give encouragement to those who will
be lonely or have low self-esteem on Val-
entine's Day.
"I believe knowing that God, whose
love is much greater than any boyfriend
or girlfriend, loves you is the best encour-
agement if you are '.,i,._-1 " Duncan said.


While the main idea is to write Bible
verses, students also plan to write simple
messages like "you are special," "you are
loved" and "you are beautiful" all over
the campus.
Realizing you have friends and family
and being with them can help relieve the
feelings of loneliness and depression on
Valentine's Day, said Man-
On uel Lopez, an intern with
Campus the UF Counseling Center.
To cope with depression
on Valentine's Day, Lopez advises stu-
dents not to sit at home alone, but to go
out and find other friends that are single
and stick together.
"I .....'-I. I ,, , I '" II , ,"'o0 I .. . I an d
seeing positive messages would be very
helpful to those with low self-esteem on
Valentine's Day," Lopez said.


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5


Student DJ defies


gender stereotypes


* SHE LEARNED HOW TO DJ
IN AUSTRALIA.

By KAT BEIN
Alligator Staff Writer

When Kayla Radics goes to work,
she knows people will stare. She can
feel the eyes sizing her up as she
puts on her headphones and starts
her computer. They're locked on her
every move, waiting for her to screw
up or show weakness.
She is a female disc jockey who
goes by "Whiskey Business."
Radics, a 22-year-old accounting
and international business major at
UF, got her start about two years ago
when she worked as bar manager at
Ambar nightclub in Australia.
One night, after watching a big-
name DJ perform, she went up into
the booth to compliment the man.
She ended up getting a free lesson.
After that, she was hooked.
Soon after, she came back to
Florida, bought some turntables and
has been spinning ever since. She


even got a bass clef tattooed on her
wrist to symbolize the new love of
her life.
"Playing music is the only time
that my head is clear," she said.
But living the life of a DJ hasn't
been easy for Radics. As a woman in
a male-dominated industry, she has
to take a lot of flak from her peers.
Perceived gender roles only
make the job harder. Some promot-
ers, Radics said, just want a pretty
face. She believes they don't under-
stand the art behind it.
She said promoters often ap-
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HARIDOPOLOS, from page 1
sively rely on the amount of funding, but
how it is used. Florida spends almost $7,000
per student, Haridopolos said, and the state
should direct that money into classrooms to
support teachers.
Daniel Sibol, a UF freshman, expressed
concern over the senator's comments on
education reform. While Haridopolos dis-
cussed the importance of causing change
from the bottom up for health care, Sibol
said his education recommendations would
embrace a top-down mentality rather than
welcome teachers as important players in
the decision-making process.
Haridopolos also advocated pension re-


form for state employees to ensure that Flo-
ridians aren't burdened with those expenses,
as well as Medicaid reform similar in spirit
to the national welfare reforms made in the
mid-1990s.
Eden Joyner, a third-year political sci-
ence and public relations major, submitted a
question asking for Haridopolos' stance on a
bill supporting students' right to carry guns
on college campuses.
He didn't explicitly support the bill but
admitted his sympathy as a National Rifle
Association member toward the right for
citizens to carry weapons.
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to make administration hear the stu-
dents' voices.
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Student strongly that the only
Government way we will ever get
rid of block tuition is
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involved," he said.
He said that it is the biggest issue
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Darts & Laurels

Various news outlets and the president himself got us
to turn our eyes back to Egypt on Thursday. The Egyp-
tian president was expected to step down from his office;
instead, he tried to placate protesters wound up on two
weeks of ire by making small concessions of power. We fa-
vor compromise in many cases, but this isn't one of them.
We're chucking a we-thought-we-were-bad-at-taking-
a-hint DART to Hosni Mubarak. Talk about a bait and
switch.
Detroit's government is also letting its citizens down -
but we're not focusing on any political problems. Instead,
we're disappointed about the city's lack of a RoboCop
statue.
Detroit was rumored to be considering the monument,
but Mayor Dave Bing shot down the idea via Twitter. We
don't care.
We're giving a galvanized steel you-almost-made-us-
want-to-visit-the-city-we-most-associate-with-tangible-
hopelessness LAUREL to donors for a privately pur-
chased RoboCop statue. Their prime directive: making
public art awesome.
If you're like us and consider playing the air guitar
whenever a great song comes on, sit down. We've got
some bad news for you.
Collegiate rights of passage vary for each generation,
but when we look back, one of ours consisted of fumbling
with a plastic guitar-shaped controller, furiously hitting
colored buttons with the left hand and clicking a lever
with the right.
That's why we felt a little empty when we heard one of
our favorite video game series was ending. For reviving an
interest in classic rock and letting us to play in the pretend
spotlight, we're handing a hold-on-while-we-grab-our-
lighters LAUREL to "Guitar Hero" creator Activision.
Thanks for giving us another reason to laugh at ourselves
and our friends.
Of course, Gainesville's preferred way of getting peo-
ple to giggle at one another is the bottle. But our drinking
problem could be worse: we could be living in Scotland,
where the BrewDog firm has created the latest ridiculous-
ly expensive beverage.
For inventing a beverage that comes in an 11-ounce
bottle but can push you over the legal limit in a gulp,
we're throwing an it's-a-red-flag-when-your-beer-needs-
a-resealable-cap DART at Sink the Bismarck beer. They
get props for the name, though.
Although the debate is heated and will continue for a
while, we'd like to give a thanks-for-banding-together-
on-an-issue LAUREL to UF Student Senate for voting to
oppose Florida Senate Bill 234. While we understand the
argument for Second Amendment rights, we are worried
that the presence of legally obtained firearms on campus
would lead to those guns falling into the wrong hands
more frequently.
That's your weekly rundown. Go enjoy some chocolate
and whatever those candy hearts are made of.


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Column

Fear halts crime prevention measures


hese days, the talk is all about prevention.
Whether it is AIDS, crime, terrorism or obesity, there
is always someone lamenting how we live in a society
that reacts to problems we face instead of taking measures
to prevent them from happening in the first place.
There is nearly universal agreement that prevention
rather than reaction would be ideal. And many officials and
ordinary citizens across the country feel strongly enough
about the importance of prevention to raise ideas and pro-
pose measures that would help solve many of the problems
faced by society.
Unfortunately, when it comes to actually implementing
such ideas, political :......1..- and personal bias inevitably
cloud the issues and get in the way of changing the status
quo.
This week, the U.S. Congress failed to extend a provi-
sion of the Patriot Act that was designed to monitor and
conduct surveillance on "lone wolf" foreign terror suspects.
This was a measure that was considered very important to
the U.S. :,r. II -,.:.-' community, and we will never know
how many acts of terror were prevented by its passage.
And yet now, because partisan politics was the order
of the day, this prevention technique has been repealed.
Another example is that of the constant debate over absti-
nence education in schools.
Research and common sense both point to the fal-
lacy of stimulating teenagers' sexual appetites during the
most vulnerable and hormone-crazed part of their lives,
yet many seem to think that to promote abstinence would
somehow destroy society as we know it. And thus, the one
step that would take us closest to teen pregnancy preven-
tion is foiled.
Finally, consider the legislation currently before the
Florida Senate regarding legalization of firearms on state
campuses.
Many emotionally charged debates have raged over the


past couple of weeks, during which
the main issue has been muddled by
both sides of the argument.
Some claim that students need the
ability to draw a gun on a potential
assailant, while others make the case
Bob Minchin that all this brandishing will result in
letters@alligator org accidental shootings.
Yet both sides fall to see that this
is not necessarily an issue of safety
but one of crime prevention. The main issue is that the mere
presence of guns would prevent most violent crimes from
being attempted because would-be perpetrators would
know that there is always the chance of coming face-to-face
with a gun carrier intent on stopping the crime.
There is a reason that schools are the most common
choice for violent, armed attacks. Very rarely does one hear
about a shooting in a workplace or a county fair because
there is always the chance that an armed, law-abiding citi-
zen could save the day.
Thirty years ago, when frat houses, dorms and pickup
trucks on campuses across the fruited plain were known to
contain large quantities of legal firearms, school shootings
were not a problem. Only when the right to bear arms was
infringed upon and guns were banned from campuses was
open season declared for a madman to enter a university
and take his vengeance on society.
And now, when we are faced with a real opportunity to
implement a proven measure of crime prevention, politics
and peoples' irrational fear of firearms comes to the aid of
perpetrators.
Unless lawmakers begin to boldly step outside political
lines and turn the widespread talk into actual action, the
only thing that will be prevented is prevention itself.
Bob Minchin is a fourth-year electrical engineering major.
His column appears on Fridays.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


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Guest column

Media coverage of SG candidates' actions understandable


Would like to address two columns that were published
Wednesday and Thursday critiquing the Alligator for cov-
ering the various events of the Progress Party and Dave
Schneider.
The common point that each brought up was that there are
members of the UF community who volunteer, and they aren't
given the front page of the newspaper, so why should the Prog-
ress Party and Dave Schneider get all the attention?
I would first like to say that I respect and openly admire
those active members of the UF community - it's because of
you that our campus is as alive and inviting as it is. The second
point I would like to bring up is that these esteemed members
of our Student Body aren't currently running for Student Gov-
ernment.
If we were to look at UF as a microcosm of the United States
and draw a parallel between the two, we could observe this
similarity: There are hundreds of people in both environments


Guest column

Governor trying
M organ Watkins' subtle and professor
Matheny's not-so-subtle denounce-
ents of Gov. Scott's proposed cuts
to education on the front page of Wednesday's
Alligator are, in a word, wrong.
As a student, I am always in support of
improved education, especially in a state that,
according to the National Center for Educa-
tion Statistics, has performed consistently at or
below the national average. However, I do not
submit to the naive belief that tax dollars allo-
cated to education are directly correlated to the
teaching of our state's youth. In fact, I would
contend that the bloated bureaucracies that
plague public education across the U.S. utilize
their funding so poorly that continuing to feed
them money only contributes to the steady de-
cline in the quality of our nation's learning rela-
tive to the rest of the world.
The simple fact is that it is folly to have faith
in the government's effectiveness in providing
any public good. The miserable service at the


Michela Martinazzi who volunteer and help out.
Speaking Out However, if we look at the U.S.,
the only people who get due at-
tention are politicians.
John Doe may go out every day and volunteer at the local
hospital, but it's when the political candidates volunteer that
the cameras start flashing and the reporters start gathering.
It doesn't mean that John Doe's efforts are pointless and
should go forgotten; it simply means that John Doe isn't trying
to obtain a seat of power and isn't looking for the overwhelm-
ing responsibility of running our country. The people of the
United States don't need to decide whether John Doe is a good
choice to represent them, but they need to decide which politi-
cian is going to represent them.
A more crass example would compare the average working
man with the politician and how society deals with their respec-
tive extramarital affairs. If John Doe had an affair somewhere


g to streamline,
Department of Motor Vehicles, the inefficiency
of the U.S. Postal Service and the embarrass-
ingly low profitability of Amtrak are all testa-
ments to this fact. Education, however, is a spe-
cial case, as we place much hope for the future
success of our nation on the enlightenment of
its youth Thus, many are keen to increase edu-
cation funding in the hope that we will make
the future better.
The problem of poor education is not limit-
ed to the state of Florida. It is endemic, plaguing
the overwhelming majority of school districts in
the States. The most significant culprits are the
teachers unions, which have made the process
of improving education impossibly difficult,
prioritizing members over students.
Public worker unions seem an oddity in and
of themselves, but the ways in which they have
stood in the way of education reform move
beyond the crimes of inefficiency and into the
realm of actively harming students.
A prime example is the unions' recalcitrant


in Alabama, we wouldn't even bat an eyelash - we wouldn't
even care. However, why did the whole nation go into an up-
roar when they caught wind of John Edward's, Eliot Spitzer's
and, the most infamous of all, President Clinton's affairs?
The simple answer is because these are men in power and
these are the men whom we trust with the future our nation.
When they fall, we do too. When they are dishonest, America
is, too.
This brings me back to our immediate environment and the
current political elections.
The Alligator should publish the events that the Progress
Party and the Unite Party partake in because their actions are
the catalysts that help the Student Body decide who is going to
run our government.
If there are some students who are upset because they feel
one party is getting more attention than the other, my advice is
that the party in the shadows needs to step up its game.


not derail Florida education


Sam Kowalczyk opposition to the at-
Speaking Out tempt to introduce pri-
vate school vouchers in
Florida. Ignoring a wild-
ly successful, very similar program that has
been in place in New Zealand since the 1970s,
the Flonda Opportunity Scholarship Program
was challenged in the courts and shot down in
2006, due in no small part to unions lobbying
against it since 1999.
In fact, when considering New Zealand, one
finds an astonishing disparity between educa-
tion quality and funding that is essentially the
inverse of that in America. Funding per stu-
dent in New Zealand was ranked significantly
below the Organization for Economic Coop-
eration and Development mean, and yet the
U.N. Human Development Index shows that
its education is tied for the very best with Den-
mark, Finland and Australia. The success of the
voucher system in New Zealand is universally
accepted and is often cited as an argument in


favor of implementation in Amenca, much to
the irntation of teachers unions.
The point here is that increased education
funding simply does not translate to an increase
in the quality of education, and taking up arms
over a decrease in that funding is not the most
appropriate response. Matheny's stated faith in
the merits of increased spending exposes his
desire for government expansion, despite evi-
dence against government's role in education
His remark companng Gov. Scott to an as-
piring dictator of a Third World country is,
reckless hyperbole aside, a contradiction. The
oppression that the citizens of these "Third
World statess" expenence is due to govern-
ments with the hubris to believe that they can
do everything. It is ironic, then, that Gov. Scott's
efforts to scale back the government's corrupt-
ing reach, especially in an area so vital as educa-
tion, inspire allusions to totalitananism.
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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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H For Rent
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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


New Life Community
Chapel
New Life Community Chapel
Westside Park Rec. Center
Sunday at 10:30 AM www.
newlifeconlmunitychapel org
pllone:(3521214-4462



Chapel of the Incarnation
All are Welcome'
1522 W. University Ave
Communion. 5:30pm Wed.
+ Sun Morning Prayer: 8 30
weekdays ulchapelhoIuse.comi
for more Into



Chabad Lubavitch
Jewish Student Center
' Your home away from home
Friday Night Live'
Services 8 Shabbat Dinnel.
S7:30pm Fall Spring
352-336-5877
2021 NW 5th Ave
(5 blocks north of the stadium
www JewishCator.conm

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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


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unfurnished

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


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unfurnished

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


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Gator Wesley Center
United Method Campus Min.
www.gatorwesley.com
Worship - Sundays ,'' 1 la.m
Bible Sludy Wednesdays ,.,
7pm
1 380 W Liniversity Ave

Grace United Methodist
Sunday Worship 8 9 8 10-45
9325 W Newbeny RD
352-332-8770 giacefl.org
cnaylor,,'gracell org
www.gracepassport org

Mt. Pleasant United
Methodist Church
'Commit thy way unto the Lord
Worship Seivices Sundays-9amn
Sunday School- 11.00 am
Bible Study Tues - Noon 8 6pm
630 NW 2nd St
Gainesville. Fla 32601
S352-372-4872
Rev. Geialdine McClellan Pastoi
Transportation Available

Trinity United Methodist
Contemporary
Trinity United Methodist Con-
P temporary Fiidays at 6 35pnm,
Sunday at 8.15, 9 40, and
S11am. 4000 NW 531d Ave.


c 376.6615
Zion Ev. Lutheran Church www.TiinityGNV.org
1700 NW 34th St. �
) Gainesville, FL 32653
Phone: 352-376-9940
WoIship- Sunday 10:30 a.m
You are always welcome'


Wesley United
Methodist Church
Sunday School 9.30am
Worship Iblendedl 10:45am
Potato bake 1st Sunday of each
montn.
826 NW 23rd Ave



Glen Springs
Clen Spiings Church ot Christ
Experience a loving spiritual
family filled with grace and
God s woid
Please join us on Sundays.
College Bible Class- 9-00am
Worship Assembly 10 00am
and Wednesday Evenings Col-
lege Bible Class 7 30pmn For
moie Inio Call 352 378 8031
or www knowmyJesus coin

University City Church
of Christ
Galois tol Christ campus
minisily college gioup meets at
University City church on Sun-
days at 9am and Wednesdays
at 7pmn - practical application
ftoin God s wold plus service
projects large group events
free meals and much more..
Directions and events calendar
il at www.gatoisfotclhist.org)


Covenant Presbyterian
Church
1001 NW 98th Shteet
Loving God by Serving Oth-
eims www covenantpresby-
terianchurch.org - covenant-
presb580,o bellsouth.net
Sunday Worship 10 00am
Small Group Bible Studies on
Monday Tuesday & Thuilsdays

First Presbyterian
Church
Sunday Worship 8:30 a
10 55am
College Ministry
Trajectoiy Wednesday Nights.
7.30pm - Discipleship Studies
recreational activities, Missions
and Evangelism! Set the Trajec-
toiy of Your Life on Christ. Col-
lege Cafe Free Home cooked
meal after 10 55am Service


For Rent
unfurnished

* 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



SGainesville Student Rentals

- ---- Near UF -----
gainesvillestudentrentals.com
@5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800
@4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500
*3/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1300
@4/2 house 929 nw 22 street $1500
@4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1400
*2/1 apt 2nd floor 204 nw 18 st $1200
*2/1 apt 1st floor 204 nw 18 st $1100
@2/2 apt 2515 sw 35 place $1200
2-18-11-20-2

The Retreat at Madison Pointe
2/2 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

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

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

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

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

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






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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

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
www.gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com
2-15-11-4-2

Cozy, Private and Close to Campus!
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

***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


MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC.
825 NW 13th Street
352-372-1494 x 10
www.merrillmanagement.com

ST. CROIX APTS:
$475 per Month 2BR 1BAApts
3 BLKS TO UF! 840 Sq. Ft.
Large Rooms, Plenty of
Parking, Central H & Air, Laundry Fac.
Carpet, Pets Allowed. 829 Sw 5th Avenue.

CIRCE APTS:
2BR 1BAApt 3 BLKS TO UF
New Carpet $450/Mo $600 Deposit
Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht.
216 SW 12th Street.

EFFECIENCY -2 Rooms(not bedrooms)
Shared Bathroom, Window A/C
Carpet, Across from UF Stadium
1830 NW 1st Avenue $295/Mo, $300
Deposit

GRAD II Apts
1BR 1BA 1BLKTO UF
Central H & Air, Laundry
On site. $500/Mo
1236 Sw 4th Avenue $600 Deposit
2-11-11-1-2


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3BR APTS 1/2 block to Tigert Hall. 1227 SW
4th Ave. 2-story brick quad, w/ 3BR apts
available. Convenient, clean, & energy effi-
cient. 3BRs for $1350/mo. August 1st. Call
352-514-5060 for appointment 2-17-11-5-
2


Eff Barn Apt, Newberry & 143rd area, 14
Ac prop, A/C&Heat, well water, loft queen,
shower bath, microwave, full size fridge, TV,
washer/dryer $400 954-610-0006 Horse
Board Stall or Field Extra 3-3-11-15-2


-*FALL RENTAL***
4,5,6+ Bdrm Houses for Rent
Call Eric @ 352-682-7424
Ask abt Family Discounts
Immediate Move-In Available
2-17-11-5-2



Roommates


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

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


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


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


1 or 2 male roommates needed. 2BRs avail
in 3BR/2BA house. Close to UF campus, on
bus route, large fenced-in backyard. Cent H/
AC, pets welcome. $400/mo + elec. Call 561-
706-5378 2-15-11-10-4


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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

Female seeks roommate forfurnished house
in Starke on SR 100. $350/mo + $100 dep.
305-972-7849 cell. Call day or night. 2-17-
11-5-4


1 Real Estate


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE
AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373-
Find (373-3463)

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

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

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

Own 20 Acres Only $129/mo. $13,900
near growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in
America!) Low down, no credit checks, owner
financing. Free map/pictures (866)485-4364
www.sunsetranches.com 2-11-1-5


Furnishings


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


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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


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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







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

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






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

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

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

DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A DAY? Your
Own Local Candy Route 25 Machines and
Candy All for $9995.00 All Major Credit
Cards Accepted (877)915-8222 AINB02653
2-11-1-10


i Motorcycles. Mopeds


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

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


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SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
4-20-10-70-11

**SCOOTER RENTALS**
Rent for a day, week, month or semester.
Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271
www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-20-
10-70-11






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

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Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis


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5 Little pieces,
idiomatically
10 Benevolent group
14 Great Plains tribe
15 "Amazing!"
16 House leader
during Bill's
presidency
17 Soundly defeat
by cheating?
20 Henri's health
21 Critical
22 Lummox
24 Maker of the LX
150 scooter
25 Gloomy Cuban?
32 Photo finish?
33 Birthplace of
seven presidents
34 Drive off
35 Ardor
37 Grade that
describes this
puzzle's theme
40 "James and the
Giant Peach"
writer
41 Iroquois enemies
43 Start of a Durante
refrain
45 Olympics
participant since
1992, to the IOC
46 Discerning pub
competitor?
50 Cheerios
51 Music store
section
52 Martyred first
bishop of Parins
55 Notable early
student of Bela
59 What loving
couples
exchange?
63 afeu: French
gun
64 Carnival dance
65 Unite after a
break, in a way
66 Caring
67 Magazine for
horse owners
68 Sherpa's sighting

DOWN
1 Mortar carriers
2 Handle for a little
shaver?
3 Animal, vegetable
or mineral


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5 Head-slapper's cry
6 Scoreboard initials
7 "How adorable!"
8 Big name in dairy
9 Sports logo since
1972
10 Like cameos
11 Lascivious
12 Title river in a
1957 film that won
seven Oscars
13 Eyelid malady
18 Latin lover's
declaration
19 Stock term
23 Saudi royal name
24 Talking Heads
song "Sax
and
25 Missed out,
maybe
26 Met tragedy,
perhaps?
27 It merged with
Piedmont in 1989
28 Playful bite
29 Swiftly
30 Jacket style
popular with '60s
rockers
31 Words that lead
to nothing?
36 Educated


38 Game based on
crazy eights
39 Card in 38-Down
42 Meager
44 Words after play
or for
47 Idle
48 Where GOOG is
traded
49 Canine mascot of
the National Fire
Protection
Association


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Park site
53 Dustin's 'Tootsie"
costar
54 Denounce
56 Wine partner
57 Down but not
out
58 Piedmont wine
region
60 Bird in the bush?
61 Dhabi
62 Tafari


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Sports
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


UF LACROSSE

Gators anxious to avenge previous loss to Tar Heels


By JOHN BOOTHE
Alligator Writer

When she paces the sidelines
Saturday against No. 3 North Caro-
lina, coach Amanda O'Leary will
do so knowing her team won't react
the same way it did last year.
Something goes wrong: a goal, a
turnover or a penalty. Her players'
heads begin to drop, their sticks start
to fall to their side, and all O'Leary
can think is, "Oh, crap. You know
this is not going to be good."
Florida played one of its best
halves of lacrosse last year on the
road against then-No. 4 UNC.
Down only two goals at the half,
the upstart Gators looked like they
had a chance to grab a marquee win
against a ranked opponent for the
first time in school history.
Then, the Tar Heels scored. And
then scored again.
Soon, a 6-4 game ballooned into
an 18-5 blowout, leaving the Gators
to wonder how long it would take
them to gain enough composure to
compete in big games.
O'Leary believes this team is dif-
ferent from the one that went 10-8
a year ago and had a losing record
on the road. The Gators played last
weekend in an exhibition tourna-
ment in Chapel Hill, N.C., and
though they didn't get an early shot
at the Tar Heels, the coach said she


saw something new in her players.
"It didn't si,. 1: :.11 to the effect
of last year where once we gave up


one goal, we gave up five," O'Leary process of our team. One of the big-
said. "There's a whole lot of things gest things that I saw coming out of
that are involved in the maturation the weekend is that they have con-


UF coach Amanda O'Leary (second from right) believes this season's team, which will open its schedule
Saturday against North Carolina, is different than the first-year squad that struggled with turnovers.


fidence in each other."
With only one upperclassman
on the roster, junior transfer Caro-
line Cochran, the Gators don't have
traditional leadership roles from
older players. The team's core is
made up of 16 sophomores who all
saw action last season.
In the buildup to this season
sophomore midfielder Brittany
Dashiell said the Gators have be-
come a leadership-by-committee
group that has used last year's
shortcomings as motivation.
"We're just really excited to get
revenge on them, especially after
losing last year," Dashiell said.
"And I think this year we have a lot
more experience and are preparing
differently."
During a film session Thursday
to prepare for the Tar Heels, the
Gators reviewed some of the prob-
lems they had early last season.
Last year's starting goal keep-
er for Florida, sophomore Cara
Canington, noticed a marketable
change in the team's play from a
highly frenetic, attacking style to a
more matured, balanced offensive
approach.
By playing within themselves
this season, the Gators should be
able to cut down on the staple of
every young team: turnovers.
O'Leary said they crippled the
SEE LAX, PAGE 16


Parsons' recently improved


play sparked by clear mind


* NO. 17 UF WILL PLAY TENNESSEE
SATURDAY AT 6 P.M. IN GAINESVILLE.

By GREG LUCA
Alligator Staff Writer
gluca@alligator org

For Chandler Parsons, the key to stuffing
the stat sheet appears to be clearing his head.
The senior forward entered the season sur-
rounded by hype, and his game suffered under
the weight of all the expectations.
But now, Parsons has unclouded his mind,
and the results have been staggering. He has re-
corded a double-double in three straight games
and will have a chance to extend that streak
when No. 17 Florida (19-5, 8-2 Southeastern
Conference) faces Tennessee (15-9, 5-4 SEC) on
Saturday at 6 p.m. in the O'Connell Center.


"You hear all that stuff, and you try to block
it out and not listen to it, but maybe it did get to
my head a little bit," Parsons said. "But I know
I'm doing my best to block out all that stuff,
even right now."
Parsons was a Preseason First-Team All-

even some rumblings that he
would contend for SEC Play-
er of the Year.
The expectations many
placed on the senior were
boosted even further by his
Parsons personality, as people fell in
love with the architect of last
season's two memorable buzzer-beaters.
Parsons even received attention from the
national media, as he appeared in ESPN's top

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16


Florida jumpers thrive


under esteemed coach


By JOE MORGAN
Alligator Writer

For Will Claye, Omar Craddock
and Christian Taylor, qualifying for
the NCAA meet at season's end isn't
a big deal - it's expected.
It comes with the territory when
working with a jumps coach like
Dick Booth.
Booth, currently in his second
season with the Gators, has coached
47 individual national champions,
142 All-Americans and 11 Olympi-
ans since starting his career at Ar-
kansas in 1978.


"I've been fortunate enough
throughout my career to have that
opportunity (to coach talented ath-
letes), but maybe not a better group
than this," Booth said. "These guys
could be historical in
what they accomplish
as a group.
One of those na-
Track tional titles belongs
to Taylor, who won
the triple jump at the
NCAA Indoor Championships un-
der Booth's tutelage last season.
"He's great because he's some-
SEE TRACK, PAGE 16


E The Southeastern Conference
announced its 2010 Fall Academic
Honor Roll on Wednesday, and 19
Gators were listed based on grades
from the previous three semesters.


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UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Tennessee pulls away from Florida for blowout victory


By MATT WATTS
Alligator Writer

The Gators knew the first step
to upsetting a top-five team was
to play their ugly brand of basket-
ball.
It wasn't enough.
Florida held the Southeastern
Conference's leading scorer in
check, but it couldn't do enough
offensively as Tennessee ran away
with a 61-39 victory in Knoxville,
Tenn., on Thursday.


percent from the floor, including 4
for 20 from beyond the arc. UF had
a number of open looks, especially
early, but struggled to knock them
down.
Tennessee (23-2, 11-0 SEC) also
started cold, shooting 9 of 27 in the
first half, but Florida couldn't capi-
talize.
After pulling within four with
just more than seven minutes to
go in the first half, the Gators went
cold.
They scored four points over


zero in the first four minutes of
the second half, and Tennessee re-
sponded with a
21-4 run that put
the game out of
reach.
"We started
the second half
as if we didn't
Butler expect them to
try and come
out and make a statement," coach
Amanda Butler said. "I felt like
that was the difference in the ball


Florida (14-12, 4-8 SEC) shot 25 the next 11 minutes, including game."


Gators look to new leaders


* BOB VAN OVERBEEK HAS TAKEN ON
AN EXPANDED ROLE FOR THE GATORS.

By THOMAS NASSIFF
Alligator Writer

Leadership is crucial in all college sports,
whether it comes from an experienced senior or
an emerging young star.
It is an essential quality for teams formed of
players ranging in age from 18 to 22, and the
youth of the No. 7 Florida men's tennis team has
made its leaders invaluable to the program.
While most people view senior Alexandre
Lacroix as the team's emotional leader, younger
players have begun to take on an increased role.
That includes sophomore Bob van Overbeek,
a Boca Raton native who came to UF as a blue-
chip recruit ranked seventh overall by tennisre-
cruiting.net.
During his freshman spring, van Overbeek
played singles on Court 4 and racked up a 9-1
record in the Southeastern Conference en route
to being named to the SEC All-Freshman team.
Heading into the 2010-11 campaign, van
Overbeek received his first singles ranking as
the No. 52 player in the nation when dual match
play started in January.


As a sophomore, van Overbeek has been
asked to do much more for his team. His work
ethic over winter break helped him come into
the spring season with a booming serve, which
he rode to an 11-game singles win streak.
"Coming into this year, I knew I was going to
have a little more :.. "" 1: ,1, t " van Overbeek
said. "We only have one senior and one junior, so
Sekou [Bangoura Jr.] and Nassim [Slilam] knew
we were going to be asked to do a little more."
Van Overbeek's streak came to an end Sun-
day at FSU, as he moved up to Court 2 for the
first time and fell to No. 37 Clint Bowles.
The move up to Court 2 was a big step for van
Overbeek, who said he and fellow sophomore
Bangoura would be switching between Courts 2
and 3 for most of the season.
It's van Overbeek's work ethic and selfless
mentality that give him an edge in competi-
tion and make him a strong fit for a leadership
role. He will be called upon this weekend as the
Gators travel to face No. 16 Illinois on Saturday.
"The main goal, no matter what court I'm
playing on or who I'm playing against, is just to
get as many individual wins as possible to help
the team," van Overbeek said.
"I'm not as worried about my own ranking,
but getting wins for the team is the most impor-
tant thing."


Entering the contest, Butler talk-
ed about valuing every possession
and paying attention to detail.
Florida, down by nine at the
break, kept it relatively close by
limiting turnovers and preventing
easy points in transition.
But UF fell apart in the second
half.
The Gators turned it over 16
times in the final 20 minutes, al-
lowing the Volunteers to beat them
over the top for easy scores.
"I'm just really disappointed
in our second half and our lack of


ability to sustain the focus that we
needed to execute the game plan,"
Butler said.
Guards Deana Allen and Ja-
terra Bonds combined for 10 of the
Gators' 24 giveaways and shot 5
of 22 from the floor. Bonds led the
team in scoring (10 points) and re-
bounding (six). She played 32 min-
utes after starter Lanita Bartley got
into foul trouble early.
"We didn't even come close to
what we needed to do," Butler said.
"You're not going to beat anybody
in this league with 24 turnovers."


UF to host home meet


By ALEX PECKHAM
Alligator Writer

After losing its top two golfers
from last season, the Florida men's
golf team wasn't expected to com-
pete on a national level this year.
With the team relying on sopho-
mores who saw little action during
their first year in Gainesville, expec-
tations were low.
But Tyler McCumber, Phillip Choi
and Tommy Mou helped the Gators
earn a No. 3 national ranking and the
top spot on the leaderboard at the JU
Invitational two weeks ago.
The Gators will face a much stron-
ger field at this weekend's Gator
Invitational than they did at the JU
Invitational.
UF's stiffest competition will
come from rival Florida State and
Southeastern Conference foes No. 8
LSU and No. 10 Auburn, two of the
three teams that have beaten Florida


since the fall season began.
McCumber and Choi finished in
the top eight, while Mou rebounded
from early struggles to come in 19th.
The trio has earned the confidence
of Florida coach Buddy Alexander,
who said that he hasn't been all that
surprised by their emergence.
"The biggest jump
1�in improvement is
usually between the
freshman and sopho-
f more year," Alexan-
Golf der said. "They figure
out time management
and how to work on their games.
"That's when their maturation
process really evolves the most."
Choi, McCumber and Mou, along
with seniors Bank Vongvanij and
Andres Echavarria, will be favored
to win their home tournament,
which starts at 8 a.m. on the Mark
Bostick Golf Course, for the eighth
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Just Warming Up


Climate, facilities help ignite UF's recruiting


By JOHN BOOTHE
Alligator Writer
skiing members of the Gators
Lacrosse team why they chose
to come to Florida is like trying
to make small talk with a stranger.
The conversation always starts
with the weather.
One of the biggest advantages for
No. 17 Florida, a growing, second-
year program, is the fact it is one of
only a handful of teams in Division-I
lacrosse that doesn't have to deal
with snowfall every year.
Recruits are sold on the fact they
can practice and play outside during
the winter when their families and
friends up north are still shoveling
driveways.
Caroline Cochran wasn't initially
recruited by Florida out of her high
school in Maryland. The No. 15 re-
cruit in the nation, according to In-
side Lacrosse, was a senior in 2008,
and the Gators didn't start offering
scholarships until a year later.
So, the two-time high school
All-American ended up at Virginia,
where she played attacker sparingly
m five games as a freshman.
"I love everyone at UVA, I'm still
really close with all of my friends,
but it wasn't the right place for me,"
she said.
Seeking a fresh start at a new
school, she began looking for a way
out. Cochran learned UF coach
Amanda O'Leary was heavily re-
cruiting in her home state. The coach
would eventually get 17 recruits to
commit out of Maryland.
Some of them were Cochran's
friends. After taking their visits to
Gainesville, they started giving the
sophomore positive feedback on
what they saw during their trip.
"My friends from home were
coming here, and they were like,
'You should go look at it. It's really
awesome.' So, I came down here
and fell in love with it right :, :,
Cochran said. "It was actually my
first place I looked, and I committed


a couple days later."
Florida's resources have given
the team an enviable advantage in
attracting recruits, even in its first
two years as a program.
No other school in the country
that carries men's or women's la-
crosse has a complex and stadium
devoted solely to the sport, let alone
one that cost $15 million to build like
Donald R. Dizney Stadium.
"Just the whole idea of how im-
portant the student-athlete is and
-.. .II they are taken care of here,
I think, resonated through the fresh-
man that were already here and the
college lacrosse world," O'Leary
said.

The Weather's Fine
Cochran said most people are
sold on UF's combination of the new
facilities, expensive Nike equipment
and, most importantly, the appeal-
ing climate.
During the winter months, the
Gators were one of the few teams
in the U.S. able to practice outside.
O'Leary said she talked to coaches
from schools in the Northeast who
were still stuck indoors due to snow
storms.
Almost a third of all Division-
I teams (30 out of 91) that play
women's lacrosse reside in either
New York or Pennsylvania. So far
this winter, both states have been
covered with a combined 95 inches
of snow in their biggest cities, New
York City and Pittsburgh.
Most snowbound teams must
head south to play exhibition tour-
naments just to get back into playing
form each season. Meanwhile, the
comparatively mild winters in Flor-
ida allow the Gators to start practic-
ing earlier and closer to home.
Cochran said several of her for-
mer teammates from Virginia called
during a tournament in Orlando last
week exclaiming how jealous they
were that she was having 70-degree
days this time of year.
Redshirt freshman Erin Graziano


was at Syracuse last year before an
injury derailed her season, lead-
ing her to transfer to Gainesville.
The New Jersey native also listed
the weather as the main reason she
chose UF over other schools.
"Initially it was the location," she
said. "I mean, who doesn't want to
play lacrosse in Florida?"
Graziano admitted that leaving
Syracuse for Gainesville was a big
risk. Usually transfers rarely commit
to an inexperienced and untested
program like Florida when their
last collegiate stop ended poorly.
Instead, they choose to go to an es-
tablished, safer one - usually closer
to home.
After O'Leary reeled in the na-
tion's No. 1 recruiting class last year,
Graziano said the good press about
the Gators sounded too appealing to
ignore, and she let the coach know
she would like to head down.
The Gators have lured in four
transfers the past two years, includ-
ing Cochran and Graziano. Entering
its second full season of NCAA play,
UF has leaned on them to provide
stability when inexperience catches
up with the team in close games.
"It was just in the back of my
head that, 'OK we might be able to
attract some of these kids that are
already enrolle.t at other institutions
that may not be .-,,1:1: O'Leary
said.
While it took Graziano, a mid-
fielder, some time to mesh with her
new teammates in the locker room
and on the field, she said she never
felt out of place. In her opinion, the
biggest difference between Syracuse
and Florida is how the athletes are
treated by their peers and fans.
"Florida as an overall atmo-
sphere is very welcoming," she said.
"Everyone has pride for their school
and stuff, which is a huge change.
"I'm still friends with everyone at
Syracuse, but the whole atmosphere
here is just great."


Florida junior Caroline Cochran is one of four players to transfer to
UF in just two seasons. She left Virginia last year to join the Gators.


Come On Down
Graziano isn't alone. Florida has
the luxury of being a destination
other schools in nonconference play
want to visit because of the Gators'
facilities and location.
When teams traveled to
Gainesville last season, O'Leary
said some refused to use the visit-
ing locker room in the Florida La-
crosse Facility not because it was
insufficient, but because it was too
nice compared to what they had
back home. Instead, they decided to
change at a nearby hotel.
Florida's scheduling for this sea-
son slates them for 11 home games
and only five on the road.
From Feb. 20 to March 26, nine
games will be in straight succession
at home against nonconference op-
ponents and co-American Lacrosse
Conference member Ohio State.
O'Leary expects the monthlong
homestand to be a huge boost for a
second-year team that finished 3-6
on the road last season. No. 2 North-
western will also have to come to
Gainesville this year after the Gators
lost to the national runner-up by 14
goals in last season's finale.
"We got all of the jitters out last
year," Cochran said. "We're going
to be a lot more prepared this time."


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As Florida closed its inaugural
season, the team ran into a 1: 11 .:I :i11
of tough competition. UF gave up 62
goals in its last five games leading to
four losses, including three against
conference opponents.
In the fall, the Gators continued
to sr, I. - . ..- .... i- their October ex-
hibition schedule. Though stats and
scores weren't kept, Graziano recalls
getting "kind of killed" by Duke at a
tournament in Durham, N.C.
But last weekend, in another pre-
season tune-up in North Carolina
against the Blue Devils, the Gators
performed at a much higher level,
dropping a close game 8-6.
"You can just see that everyone's
growing up and what's to come for
this season," she said.
Florida has built a strong foun-
dation for a run at a postseason
berth with the way its recruited and
scheduled the past two years.
The team's 2010 campaign came
up short due to inexperience in the
locker room and a lack of leadership
on the field, which led to a 1-4 mark
in conference play.
Without those wins against ALC
opponents, the Gators can not com-
pete for a national championship.
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Donovan, Muschamp willing to let

Brissett play two sports for Florida


HOOPS, from page 13
10 plays of the year and was selected as its
"Voice of the Conference."
"A lot of times what happens is when
you're a good player in today's day and age,
there's a maturity that you have to have to
deal with the expectations," Donovan said.
"There's so much stuff that distracts these
guys and can be around these guys and can
get in their heads."
Parsons has recently made great strides
to block out all of those outside factors and
is "playing with a clear head," according to
Donovan.
UF's coach cites Parsons' shot selection as
one sign of his improvement. The senior is
now taking shots he might have passed up
earlier in the season.
Where he may have previously tried to
force an extra pass or a drive to the basket, Par-
sons is currently taking everything in stride.


"I realized just let the game come to me,"
Parsons said. "I'm going to take what the de-
fense gives me, but at the same time, I'm being
aggressive."
DONOVAN OPEN TO USING BRISSETT: Dono-
van said Thursday he would consider giving
a spot on the UF : ..I .-rl: :II roster to Jacoby
Brissett, a four-star quarterback signee from
Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer


High.


1 Although Donovan ac-
MnIs knowledge it would be
Iien S difhcult for Brissett to learn
Basketball the system after missing
five months of practice and
workouts, he said the two-sport star has the
talent to contribute at Florida if he were to fo-
cus on : . I .l rl- :1II
"As far as I'm concerned, and talking to
(UF -...rl: :II coach) Will (Muschamp), if he
wants to be a part of our team, he's more than
welcome to do that," Donovan said.


Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff
UF senior forward Chandler Parsons has recorded three consecutive double-dou-
bles after struggling with lofty expectations at the start of the season.


UF takes new attitude to UNC


LAX, from page 13


team last season in big games -
the Gators had 10 more than the
Tar Heels when they last met. But
during last weekend's preseason
games, O'Leary said she saw fewer
mistakes and didn't notice a single
penalty.
"Clearly we're better in certain
aspects in our game, and that cer-
tainly being the turnovers," she
said. "We had far fewer than we had
in the past and I also think there's a
different attitude out there which I
think is unique in that I didn't see


it last year."
Despite the positive outlook
from coaches and players, the
Gators are picked to place fourth
in the American Lacrosse Confer-
ence behind national runner up No.
2 Northwestern, No.11 Vanderbilt
and a No. 15 Penn State team that
Florida beat 13-11 last April.
A win on the road against the Tar
Heels, who are coming off the best
run in school history after going
33-8 over the past two years, would
be the first step toward respect and
a bid to the national tournament for
the Gators.


Three Gators named to Bowerman watch list


TRACK, from page 13


body that's always going to keep you on your
toes," Taylor said. "There's never a dull moment
with him."
Although these jumpers expected to auto-
matically qualify for the NCAA meet, they are
pleased with their efforts so far.
"It's good to know that I'm in the meet, but
I'm not going to sit back," Claye said. "Last year
I didn't make it to nationals, so I feel like this is
going to be a good year for me."
Claye, who transferred to Florida from Okla-
homa last August, won the triple jump at the 2009
Outdoor NCAA Championship meet.
Craddock, a sophomore, will be competing
in his first indoor NCAA meet after posting a
personal-best 16.19m/53-1.50 in the triple jump
at the Nittany Lion Challenge on Jan. 15.
"I work with two of the best jumpers in the
nation," Craddock said. "That's pretty much my


motivation to get out here, keep going, and trying
to get on their level."
Automatic-qualifying marks in the season's
first three meets haven't been the Florida's jump-
ers only accomplishments this season.
Claye and Taylor, along with sprinter Jeff
Demps, were named to the most recent watch list
for The Bowerman award, an honor that Taylor
describes as the "Heisman" of
track and held.
UF is the only school with
more than one athlete in con-
tention for the honor.
"I haven't won it yet, but
it's an honor to be on the list,"
L Claye said. "But it's just an
Taylor award. I still have to go out
there and compete."
Florida will travel to three different locations
this weekend: the Tyson Invitational (Fayette-
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Florida pitcher Stephanie Brombacher is one of the Gators' senior leaders and has racked
up plenty of individual accolades, but her priority in 2011 is a national championship.


UF seniors aim to end careers with first national title

By STEPHEN SHEEHAN I ALLIGATOR WRITER


There are plenty of impressive num-
bers that describe the Florida softball
team's Class of 2011.
Try 182-20, the record the group has com-
piled over the past three years.
Or 773, the number of games started - a
total that includes no shortage of postseason
experience for this battle-tested core.
Perhaps five, the team's preseason rank-
ing - and the class' number of remaining
players: Stephanie Brombacher, Kelsey
Bruder, Megan Bush, Tiffany DeFelice and
Aja Paculba.
But there is one number that stands out to
the Gators' senior class.
Zero.
When the class came to Florida in 2008,
the five players shared a common goal: to
win a Women's College World Series cham-
pionship.
They have come devastatingly close to
achieving that goal, but the Gators fell inches
short of capturing the title in 2009 when they
lost to Washington in the WCWS finals.
For all the work the five seniors have
done to establish Florida as a viable national
powerhouse, zero remains their motivation.
And there is only one way for the seniors
to be remembered as truly great.
"It would be a national championship
banner on that wall right there," Bruder
said, pointing to the outfield wall in Katie
Seashole Pressly Stadium.
While the team finished the 2010 season
49-10, its worst record since 2007, there is
plenty of optimism that these five can lead
the Gators to the first WCWS title in school
history.


Setting The Tone
Much of Florida's hope for this year has
to do with the mix of personality and play-
ing style each senior brings to the team.
Bruder, the self-described "loud one" of
the group, keeps her less outgoing team-
mates engaged from her spot in the out-
field.
"We're all very different and unique per-
sonalities, but we complement each other
well," Bruder said.
Paculba and Bush set the tone another
way - not with their vocal skills, but by set-
ting an example for their teammates.
Yet even they fill vastly different roles on
the field. Paculba, the leadoff hitter, makes
an impact in all three phases of the game.
Bush's power stroke has her 18 home runs
away from surpassing Francesca Enea as the
school's all-time leader.
Their approach contrasts with the pitch-
er-catcher duo of Brombacher and DeFelice,
who round out the group with their high
level of intensity.
"T [DeFelice] does a great job behind the
plate directing everyone and being vocal in
that playmaking sense," Bruder said.
Any differences in personalities, from
loud and demonstrative to quiet and re-
served, have been overshadowed by the col-
lective work of the group - and their desire


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to achieve the same goal.
"If you look at us individually, we're all
different people, but I think we work well
as a group," Brombacher said. "We don't all
have to play with the same emotional levels,
but we need to play together."


Making A Name
Although the Gators' seniors are now
sharing the same path to success, they cer-
tainly didn't take identical tracks to get
there.
While Paculba came in and established
herself as a starter from day one, Bruder had
to overcome some major struggles her fresh-
man year.
After hitting only .133 in 37 games (10
starts), Bruder knew the only way to make
the year-two jump was to get more playing
time.
She gave coach Tim Walton a simple re-
quest: Give me more at-bats.
"Freshman year, I got maybe one at-bat


a game," she said. "But being able to see the
pitcher three times and just gaining con-
fidence, I told him in the beginning of the
year, if you give me three at-bats, I'm defi-
nitely getting on with one of them."






-Stephanie Brombacher
Florida senior pitcher

Bruder has more than fulfilled that prom-
ise.
While establishing herself as a mainstay
in the outfield, she has been just as reliable
at the plate with batting averages of .369 and
.367 over the past two seasons.
She currently holds the No. 1 spot in the
team record book for career battering aver-
age (.343) and slugging percentage (.669).


She also ranks third in on-base percentage
(.429).
But the sight of her name in the record
books doesn't compare to being part of a
championship team.
"Personal accolades don't mean much if
you can't win," Bruder said.
Bruder won't have to campaign for at-bats
like she did her freshman year, but she will
have another obstacle to overcome in her fi-
nal season. With the graduation of Enea, the
senior will shift from right to left field.
Walton said he has no doubts about her
ability to adjust to being the full-time left
fielder. He said Bruder's superior
athleticism, strong throwing arm
and competitive attitude make her a more
than capable replacement.
But Bruder, one of the team's strongest
leaders, does not want the spotlight on her-
self or any individual's accomplishments.
Instead, she wants to continue improving
the Florida softball program's reputation -
something she and her classmates have al-
ready helped accomplish in their first three
years.
"I just want to continue to build into one
of those great programs that you've heard of
in the Pac-10," she said. "If we can continue


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Florida senior outfielder Kelsey Bruder worked her way into the Gators' lineup as a freshman and has since become a staple in the
middle of UF's order. Bruder and her four classmates will be counted on to provide leadership for a young Gators team this season.


to form that reputation and keep getting
great recruits, then we'll be able to build into
the legacies that the Pac-10 already have."


Showing The Way
Perhaps no one embodies the seniors'
team-first attitude like Paculba.
While her quiet and focused approach
may not draw the spotlight, she has let her
play do the talking.
The reserved second baseman has started
all 202 games of the senior class's run and
has been a steady force at the plate, in the
field and on the basepaths.
Her .341 career batting average ranks sec-
ond in school history, and she boasts a stel-
lar 58 stolen bases to go along with a .968
fielding percentage.
Quiet, calm and composed in her play,
Paculba is the definitive leader by example
for her less experienced teammates.
"It's about guiding the younger players,
but not really taking them out of their zone
or how they like to play," Brombacher said.
For a team that will rely on young players
like Brittany Schutte and freshmen Kasey
Fagan and Cheyenne Coyle, having veterans
who make it a point to be examples of how
to do things right, both on and off the field,
is crucial.
Schutte, who contributed immediately as
a freshman last season, can attest to the sta-
bility and guidance the seniors provide.
"There's quite a bit of them so they all
know what to expect and they keep us pret-
ty engaged," Schutte said.
Yet, even with the experience and leader-
ship they bring to the team, the seniors also
benefit from the younger players.
While winning never becomes routine,
there is an expectation to do so, Brombacher
said.
That expectation of consistency isn't as
engrained in the new players, so that allows
them to play with more i,_.-_, - and blends
well with the older players.
"They play with a little bit more excite-
ment than some of the seniors because they
are excited as opposed to the business-like
mentality of our senior group," Walton
said.
Even though the senior class has won two
SEC titles and rewritten the record books,
the lure of winning a national championship
is the driving force behind all their hard
work.
"It's definitely bittersweet when you get
to the World Series, but you don't get to take
the big trophy home," Bruder said. "We're
definitely looking to do that this year, and
with the additions that we've gotten in our
freshman class, we definitely think we're
better than ever."
To them, just getting to the tournament
isn't enough.
Making it to the finals doesn't suffice.
Home runs and batting averages are sim-
ply meaningless numbers.
The only number they care about is zero.
And if they have anything to say about
it, 2011 will be the year the outfield wall at
Pressly Stadium receives its final touch.
"I could care less if I go out leading zero
categories for a career," Brombacher said.
"If we walk out with a national champion-
ship that's all the proof I need."


Gators to open regular season ranked fifth in national, SEC polls


By STEPHEN SHEEHAN
Alligator Writer

After advancing to the Women's College World
Series for three consecutive seasons, the Gators are
ranked No. 5 in the nation.
But even the national recognition isn't enough
to earn the Gators respect in their own conference.
UF, which will officially kick off the 2011 cam-
paign today in Clearwater, is predicted to finish
fifth in the Southeastern Conference, third in the
SEC East, according to a preseason poll by league
coaches.
However, this may not be so much a reflection
on the Gators but the quickly improving league as
a whole.
"We're ranked No. 5 in the country, fifth in the
SEC, so I think that's a little bit of irony but also just
shows you exactly where we're at in the country as
far as the league's concerned," coach Tim Walton


said.
The Gators will have plenty of chances to prove
their doubters wrong when the SEC schedule be-
gins, as they host No. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Georgia
and No. 7 Tennessee at home this year.
"Preseason rankings are more of a compliment
to what you've done in the past,"
Walton said. "I put zero stock in it.
I can't even vote for myself."
But before Florida can concern
itself with the improved competi-
tion of the SEC, the Gators must
get through a demanding noncon-
ference slate.
Walton For the fifth time in his six years
at Florida, Walton's team will once again have to
start the journey to Oklahoma City on the road.
Coming off a 49-10 season in which they were
eliminated in the quarterfinals of the WCWS, the
Gators will begin their quest for a title as they


travel more than two hours to take part in the USF
Wilson DeMarini Tournament.
The opportunity to play on the road for the
opening series is actually beneficial for building
chemistry, Walton said.
While playing away can be challenging, it allows
him to control certain elements he can't at home,
such as team meals and how players prepare for
each game.
Players may also be paired with potential future
roommates on the road, and having veterans to
keep the young players grounded also helps main-
tain balance.
The team's opening-day doubleheader will be-
gin against Marshall at 6 p.m.
The Gators will then face Florida Gulf Coast at 8
p.m. in the nightcap.
UF is also scheduled to play Long Island and
NC State on Saturday before a matchup with South
Florida on Sunday.


The


Softball Preview


USA Today/NFCA Top 25
1. UCLA
2. Arizona
3. Georgia
4. Tennessee
5. Florida


SEC Preseason Poll
1. Alabama
2. Tennessee
3. Georgia
4. LSU
5. Florida





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Gators not intimidated by hostile Bulldogs fans
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While Johnson has some familiarity in el, the Southeastern Conference Freshman
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Georgia fans are known as merciless die-
hards, infamous for antagonizing, booing
and even barking at the visiting Gators.
That's the one thing guaranteed when
Florida competes against the Bulldogs, and
it doesn't have a lick to do with competi-
tion.
The Gators will be faced with a sold-
, out crowd of more than
10,000 on Saturday at 4
p.m., as Stegeman Coli-
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to its maximum capac-
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"I hear they have a bit of a rowdy crowd,"
sophomore Marissa King said. "We just kind
of have to focus on ourselves. -i. j'.-., i11 in
the end, they'll turn around and will be ap-
plauding us rather than booing us."
Freshman all-arounder Alaina Johnson
will find comfort knowing there will be at
least a few Gators fans nestled among the
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top divers will hope to make a splash
at the O'Connell Center when the
SEC Swimming and Diving Cham-
pionships begin this weekend.
The swimming and diving cham-
pionships are usually held simulta-
neously, but since Florida is hosting
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"The divers get a real spotlight
versus being caught in the middle of
the meet," coach Gregg Troy said.
Divers have been warming up in
preparation for today's men's 1-me-
ter and women's 3-meter. The men's
3-meter and the women's 1-meter
are tomorrow and both platform
competitions are Sunday.
Diving coach Donnie Craine said
he has high hopes for both teams,
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Dodson achieved her second-best
career 3-meter dive Jan. 29 against
Tennessee.
"All the SEC divers are great
competition," she said. "I'm just try-
ing to practice like I compete so that
I can compete like I practice."


The No. 5 men are represented
by senior Jon Speed, junior Anthony
Lewark and freshmen Chris Jones
and Mike Lewark. The younger
Lewark said the Gators hope their
home-pool advantage pays divi-
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"My goals are to do every dive
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on what we're doing," Caquatto said. "Try
to focus on our skills and try to block them
out as best we can, stay tight as a team and
not let our mind wander into things that
they're saying."
Sophomore Ashan6e Dickerson said the
coaching staff has been preparing the team
all week for the rambunctious fans. Coach
Rhonda Faehn added that the negativity the
Bulldogs crowd hurls at them is far greater
than any other venue due to the heated ri-
valry between the two schools.
"It's just very strong," Faehn said. "We
don't find that when we go to Utah. The fans
there are very nice."
Despite the distractions the Dawgs fans
will provide, Faehn said the experience will
end up being beneficial for her team.
"We need our athletes to compete in those
environments for them to learn ... and to test
their mental strength so that it's a learning
experience," she said. "If they're able to han-
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There are plenty of impressive numbers that describe the Florida softball team’s Class of 2011. Try 182-20, the record the group has compiled over the past three years. Or 773, the number of games started — a total that includes no shortage of postseason experience for this battle-tested core. Perhaps five, the team’s preseason ranking — and the class’ number of remaining players: Stephanie Brombacher, Kelsey Bruder, Megan Bush, Tiffany DeFelice and Aja Paculba. But there is one number that stands out to the Gators’ senior class. Zero. When the class came to Florida in 2008, the five players shared a common goal: to win a Women’s College World Series championship. They have come devastatingly close to achieving that goal, but the Gators fell inches short of capturing the title in 2009 when they lost to Washington in the WCWS finals. For all the work the five seniors have done to establish Florida as a viable national powerhouse, zero remains their motivation. And there is only one way for the seniors to be remembered as truly great. “It would be a national championship banner on that wall right there,” Bruder said, pointing to the outfield wall in Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. While the team finished the 2010 season 49-10, its worst record since 2007, there is plenty of optimism that these five can lead the Gators to the first WCWS title in school history.Setting The ToneMuch of Florida’s hope for this year has to do with the mix of personality and playing style each senior brings to the team. Bruder, the self-described “loud one” of the group, keeps her less outgoing teammates engaged from her spot in the outfield. “We’re all very different and unique per sonalities, but we complement each other well,” Bruder said. Paculba and Bush set the tone another way — not with their vocal skills, but by setting an example for their teammates. Yet even they fill vastly different roles on the field. Paculba, the leadoff hitter, makes an impact in all three phases of the game. Bush’s power stroke has her 18 home runs away from surpassing Francesca Enea as the school’s all-time leader. Their approach contrasts with the pitcher-catcher duo of Brombacher and DeFelice, who round out the group with their high level of intensity. “T [DeFelice] does a great job behind the plate directing everyone and being vocal in that playmaking sense,” Bruder said. Any differences in personalities, from loud and demonstrative to quiet and reserved, have been overshadowed by the collective work of the group — and their desire to achieve the same goal. “If you look at us individually, we’re all different people, but I think we work well as a group,” Brombacher said. “We don’t all have to play with the same emotional levels, but we need to play together.” Making A NameAlthough the Gators’ seniors are now sharing the same path to success, they cer tainly didn’t take identical tracks to get there. While Paculba came in and established herself as a starter from day one, Bruder had to overcome some major struggles her freshman year. After hitting only .133 in 37 games (10 starts), Bruder knew the only way to make the year-two jump was to get more playing time. She gave coach Tim Walton a simple request: Give me more at-bats. “Freshman year, I got maybe one at-bat a game,” she said. “But being able to see the pitcher three times and just gaining confidence, I told him in the beginning of the year, if you give me three at-bats, I’m definitely getting on with one of them.” Bruder has more than fulfilled that promise. While establishing herself as a mainstay in the outfield, she has been just as reliable at the plate with batting averages of .369 and .367 over the past two seasons. She currently holds the No. 1 spot in the team record book for career battering aver age (.343) and slugging percentage (.669). She also ranks third in on-base percentage (.429). But the sight of her name in the record books doesn’t compare to being part of a championship team. “Personal accolades don’t mean much if you can’t win,” Bruder said. Bruder won’t have to campaign for at-bats like she did her freshman year, but she will have another obstacle to overcome in her final season. With the graduation of Enea, the senior will shift from right to left field. Walton said he has no doubts about her ability to adjust to being the full-time left fielder. He said Bruder’s superior athleticism, strong throwing arm and competitive attitude make her a more than capable replacement. But Bruder, one of the team’s strongest leaders, does not want the spotlight on her self or any individual’s accomplishments. Instead, she wants to continue improving the Florida softball program’s reputation — something she and her classmates have already helped accomplish in their first three years. “I just want to continue to build into one of those great programs that you’ve heard of in the Pac-10,” she said. “If we can continue to form that reputation and keep getting great recruits, then we’ll be able to build into the legacies that the Pac-10 already have.” Showing The WayPerhaps no one embodies the seniors’ team-first attitude like Paculba. While her quiet and focused approach may not draw the spotlight, she has let her play do the talking. The reserved second baseman has started all 202 games of the senior class’s run and has been a steady force at the plate, in the field and on the basepaths. Her .341 career batting average ranks second in school history, and she boasts a stellar 58 stolen bases to go along with a .968 fielding percentage. Quiet, calm and composed in her play, Paculba is the definitive leader by example for her less experienced teammates. “It’s about guiding the younger players, but not really taking them out of their zone or how they like to play,” Brombacher said. For a team that will rely on young players like Brittany Schutte and freshmen Kasey Fagan and Cheyenne Coyle, having veterans who make it a point to be examples of how to do things right, both on and off the field, is crucial. Schutte, who contributed immediately as a freshman last season, can attest to the stability and guidance the seniors provide. “There’s quite a bit of them so they all know what to expect and they keep us pretty engaged,” Schutte said. Yet, even with the experience and leader ship they bring to the team, the seniors also benefit from the younger players. While winning never becomes routine, there is an expectation to do so, Brombacher said. That expectation of consistency isn’t as engrained in the new players, so that allows them to play with more energy and blends well with the older players. “They play with a little bit more excitement than some of the seniors because they are excited as opposed to the business-like mentality of our senior group,” Walton said. Even though the senior class has won two SEC titles and rewritten the record books, the lure of winning a national championship is the driving force behind all their hard work. “It’s definitely bittersweet when you get to the World Series, but you don’t get to take the big trophy home,” Bruder said. “We’re definitely looking to do that this year, and with the additions that we’ve gotten in our freshman class, we definitely think we’re better than ever.” To them, just getting to the tournament isn’t enough. Making it to the finals doesn’t suffice. Home runs and batting averages are simply meaningless numbers. The only number they care about is zero. And if they have anything to say about it, 2011 will be the year the outfield wall at Pressly Stadium receives its final touch. “I could care less if I go out leading zero categories for a career,” Brombacher said. “If we walk out with a national championship that’s all the proof I need.” Editor Adam Berry Cover Photo Matt Tripp Alligator, Friday, February 11, 2011 By STEPHEN SHEEHAN | ALLIGATOR WRITERsports@alligator.orgSoftball PreviewOneMissingUF seniors aim to end careers with first national titleSteven H. Keys / AlligatorFlorida senior outfielder Kelsey Bruder worked her way into the Gators’ lineup as a freshman and has since become a staple in the middle of UF’s order. Bruder and her four classmates will be counted on to provide leadership for a young Gators team this season. Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffFlorida pitcher Stephanie Brombacher is one of the Gators’ senior leaders and has racked up plenty of individual accolades, but her priority in 2011 is a national championship. ThingBy STEPHEN SHEEHANAlligator Writer After advancing to the Women’s College World Series for three consecutive seasons, the Gators are ranked No. 5 in the nation. But even the national recognition isn’t enough to earn the Gators respect in their own conference. UF, which will officially kick off the 2011 campaign today in Clearwater, is predicted to finish fifth in the Southeastern Conference, third in the SEC East, according to a preseason poll by league coaches. However, this may not be so much a reflection on the Gators but the quickly improving league as a whole. “We’re ranked No. 5 in the country, fifth in the SEC, so I think that’s a little bit of irony but also just shows you exactly where we’re at in the country as far as the league’s concerned,” coach Tim Walton said. The Gators will have plenty of chances to prove their doubters wrong when the SEC schedule begins, as they host No. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Georgia and No. 7 Tennessee at home this year. “Preseason rankings are more of a compliment to what you’ve done in the past,” Walton said. “I put zero stock in it. I can’t even vote for myself.” But before Florida can concern itself with the improved competition of the SEC, the Gators must get through a demanding nonconference slate. For the fifth time in his six years at Florida, Walton’s team will once again have to start the journey to Oklahoma City on the road. Coming off a 49-10 season in which they were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the WCWS, the Gators will begin their quest for a title as they travel more than two hours to take part in the USF Wilson DeMarini Tournament. The opportunity to play on the road for the opening series is actually beneficial for building chemistry, Walton said. While playing away can be challenging, it allows him to control certain elements he can’t at home, such as team meals and how players prepare for each game. Players may also be paired with potential future roommates on the road, and having veterans to keep the young players grounded also helps maintain balance. The team’s opening-day doubleheader will begin against Marshall at 6 p.m. The Gators will then face Florida Gulf Coast at 8 p.m. in the nightcap. UF is also scheduled to play Long Island and NC State on Saturday before a matchup with South Florida on Sunday.Gators to open regular season ranked fifth in national, SEC pollsWalton “I could care less if I go out leading — Stephanie Brombacher If we walk out with a national championship,that’s all the proof I need.” Florida senior pitcherzero categories for a career. USA Today/NFCA Top 251. UCLA 2. Arizona 3. Georgia 4. Tennessee 5. FloridaSEC Preseason Poll1. Alabama 2. Tennessee 3. Georgia 4. LSU 5. FloridaThe

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We Inform. You Decide. VOLUME 105 ISSUE 27 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Todayvisit www.alligator.org Florida senior forward Chandler Parsons (right) has stepped up his game since putting aside all the lofty preseason expectations that distract ed him earlier this year. See Story, Page 13.German shepherd in Oregon to get stem cells to help heal hipMEDFORD, Ore. — A former Oregon military dog that did two tours of duty sniffing out bombs in Iraq is going to receive stem cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis in his hips. The Mail Tribune reports the 80-pound German shepherd named Basco was adopted in November by Debbie Richter in Medford after he was discharged by the military. Hip problems such as arthritis can lead to early death for larger dogs, and surgery options such as hip replacement have a limited chance of success for an older dog like Basco, who is 7. While researching alternatives, Richter says she found MediVet-America, which offers a stem cell treatment for joint problems in dogs and horses using the animal’s own stem cells to regenerate damaged tissue. An Oregon State University veterinarian will perform the procedure.— THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THEY BROKE UP TWO MONTHS AGO BUT STILL LIVED TOGETHER.By KAT BEINAlligator Staff Writer A UF student was arrested and charged with sexual assault after forcing himself upon his ex-girlfriend in the shower Wednesday. Chase Corbin, a 20-year-old economics major at UF, broke up with his girlfriend about two months ago, but continued living with her out of convenience, according to a Gainesville Police report. While she showered, Corbin went into her room and started going through her calls and text messages. He got angry and started yelling at her through her locked bathroom door, then kicked it open, demanding to know whom she had been seeing. After the two ar gued, police say Corbin took off his clothes, got in the shower and forced her to have sex with him. Corbin was arrested a few hours later and charged with sexual battery. His bond is set at $120,000. Cloudy 63/38FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 8 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 By MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Writer Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos can’t foresee all the twists that the state legislative session will take this year. But he does know this: The state’s wallet is about to get $3.6 billion lighter. The state senator stressed the importance of budget cuts throughout his presentation at Pugh Hall on Thursday night. The event, hosted by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, encouraged people to submit questions to Haridopolos in person and online. Faced with questions about Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget cuts, the future of Florida students and tax breaks for state businesses, Haridopolos, who is also a lecturer at UF, ensured the audience that the budget will shrink no matter where the deepest cuts are made. In a later interview, Haridopolos said both Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate are cautious of Scott’s proposal. ground is we’re going to spend $3.6 billion less.” may be up for discussion after state spending is slashed, he said. “We’re not going to raise taxes,” he said. “We can’t afford it, and people can’t afford it.” Haridopolos also responded to questions about potential cuts to the state’s education system. Earlier this week, Gov. Scott released his budget proposal, which called for the state to trim education spending by $3.3 billion. He argued that a quality education system does not exclu-State Senate president talks budget cutsSEE HARIDOPOLOS, PAGE 5By HANNAH WINSTONAlligator Writer Though the Unite Party and Progress end of this month, they both agree that block tuition is a top priority. UF students will have the chance to voice their opinions on the issue during the Student Government elections on Feb. 22 and 23. If implemented, block tuition would mean full-time students are charged ter the actual number of credit hours taken. Supervisor of Elections Amanda Grifthe only question on the ballot. “I think that the opinion of the Student Body is already known, and it’s great that it’s on the ballot,” said Ben Meyers, the Unite Party candidate for Student Body president. Meyers said he has long opposed block tuition and believes the Unite Par Block tuition on ballotSEE BALLOT, PAGE 5 “We’re not going to raise taxes, we can’t afford it, and people can’t afford it.”Mike Haridopolos Florida Senate PresidentCorbin Student Go v ernment Jordan Streetal / AlligatorFlorida Senate President Mike Haridopolos answers questions from the audience after his presentation in Pugh Hall on Thursday night. Police say student forced himself on ex-girlfriend

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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 27 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHAT’S HAPPENING African Student Union Speed Dating Today, 6:30 p.m. Graham Gallery ASU is having a Valentine’s Day speed dating social. The first half of the event will be marked by a mix and mingle where there will be light refreshments. The second por tion will be the speed dating part. SG Absentee Ballots By today 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 today The conference on Feb. 27 offers participants the opportunity to improve their leadership skills. With workshops and a graduate school panel, participants will discover the building blocks they need to become successful leaders in society. UF alumna Diana Diaz, co-anchor for Miami News Channel 7, will be the keynote speaker. Fourteenth Annual Medical College Forum Saturday Reitz Union Students can learn about the medical school admission process and meet admissions deans and directors from every school in the state and across the country. Register online at ufpremed.org/mcf or at the event. Tradition Keepers Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Heavener Complex Students can show their UF school spirit and UF pride by documenting their participation in UF traditions. The group will be completing tasks found in the “F” Book. recognizing symptoms, and how to become healthy inside and out. PEM Debate on Health Care Legislation Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Reitz Union Room 276 Pre-med AMSA’s Politics and Ethics in Medicine is having its first debate on health care reform, specifically whether the United States should adopt a single-payer system. E-mail pem@ufpremed.org to RSVP. RUB Entertainment Local Brew Series Thursday, 8 p.m. Orange & Brew RUB Entertainment presents The Righteous Kind with locals Pseudo Kids and The Footlights for free. For more information about the Local Brew series, as well as other events, become a fan of RUB Entertainment on Facebook and follow rubenter tain on Twitter. 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. 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, nine-week summer internship study abroad opportunity in Indonesia. Internship fields include economic development, public health, art, education and environmental protection. Interested American and Indonesian sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. RUB Entertainment Presents The Love Game Monday, 8 p.m. Orange & Brew Visitors can participate in RUB’s own version of “The Dating Game.” Contestants of the game will win special prizes to share with each other. Get Your Mind Right Tuesday, 7 p.m. Ustler Hall, 2nd floor This Black Woman’s Image Initiative Session will address the importance of psychological issues, how to go about seeking help, CLOUDY 63/38 PARTLY CLOUDY 63/34 SUNNY 65/38 SUNNY 67/41 SUNNY 70/43 TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 INTERNATIONALTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO — Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak refused to step down or leave the country and instead handed most of his powers to his vice president Thursday, enraging protesters who warned the country could explode in violence and pleaded for the military to take action to push him out. The rapidly moving events raised the question of whether a rift had opened between Mubarak and the military command over the spiraling mass uprising demanding the president go. Hours earlier, a council of the military’s top generals announced it had stepped in to secure the country, and a senior commander announced to protesters in Tahrir Square that all their demands would soon be met, raising cries of victory that Mubarak was on his way out. Several hundred thousand had packed into Tahrir Square, ecstatic with expectation that Mubarak would announce his resignation in his nighttime address. Instead, they watched in shocked silence as he spoke, holding their foreheads in anger and disbelief. Some broke into tears. Others waved their shoes in the air in contempt. After the speech, they broke into chants of “Leave, leave, leave.” Organizers called for even larger protests on Friday. After Mubarak’s speech, around 2,000 marched on the state television headquarters several blocks away from Tahrir, guarded by the military with barbed wire and tanks. “They are the liars,” the crowd shouted, pointing at the building, chanting, “We won’t leave, they will leave.” Hundreds more massed outside Mubarak’s main administrative palace, Oruba, miles away from Tahrir in the Cairo dishave marched on it, according to witnesses and TV reports. The residence where Mubarak normally stays when he is in Cairo is inside the palace, though it was not known if he was there. Prominent reform advocate, Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, whose supporters were among the organizers of the 17-day-old wave of protests, issued a Tweet warning, “Egypt will explode.” “The army must save the country now,” ElBaradei said. “I call on the Egyptian army to immediately interfere to rescue Egypt. The credibility of the army is on the line.” Hours before Mubarak’s speech, the military made moves that had all the markings of a coup. The military’s Supreme Council, which is headed by Defense Minister Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, announced on state TV that it was in permanent session, a status that it takes only in times of war. It said it was exploring “what measures and arrangements could be made to safeguard the nation, its achievements and the ambitions of its great people.” That suggested Tantawi and his gener als were now in charge of the country. But there was no immediate reaction from the military following Mubarak’s speech, and their position remained ambiguous. President Barack Obama appeared dismayed by Mubarak’s announcement. He said in a statement that it was not clear that an “immediate, meaningful” transition to democracy was taking place and warned that too many Egyptians are not convinced that the government is serious about making genuine change. “The Egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy, and they have not yet seized that opportunity,” Obama said. Even after delegating authority to his vice president, Mubarak retains his powers to request constitutional amendments and dissolve parliament or the Cabinet. The constitution allows the president to transfer his other authorities if he is unable to carry out his duties “due to any temporary obstacle.” the president to the vice president, as dictated in the constitution,” he said.Egypt’s Mubarak won’t quit, but gives power to VPMubarak

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4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 Daniela Guzman / AlligatorThat’s a huge wiener!Einstein Bros. Bagels employee Snyder Choute takes a break to take a picture of the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile parked outside of the Hub on Thursday afternoon. THE FORMS CAN BE FOUND ONLINE.By MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Writer If you want to have a say in who will make decisions for Gainesville, you need to register to vote in Alachua County by Monday. Registration forms should be postmarked by Monday or dropped in the Supervisor of Elections mailbox by midnight Monday for you to be eligible to vote in the March 15 city election. “Sometimes students feel that [an election] doesn’t have an impact on them,” said Pam Carpenter, supervisor of elections. “But some of them end up staying in Gainesville and making it their permanent home, so it does affect them.” As of Thursday, there were 151,702 registered voters in Alachua County. Carpenter said about 10,000 people voted in the election last March, accounting for 14 percent of the county’s registered voters at the time. There are three ways to regisprint an online registration form. Another option is to download the registration form from the supervisor’s website. Interested residents can go to elections.alaPotential voters will have to write the infor mation instead of typing it in. A third option, which may appeal to those who don’t have a computer, is to pick up a registration form at 185 locations around the county, including several Publix supermar kets, UF locations and Gainesville schools. “You have the opportunity to select who you want to represent you from the ground up,” Car penter said.Voter registration deadline is MondayCarpenter ON CAMPUSBy NICOLE DECKAlligator Contributing Writer The third annual “Elegance of Science” art contest, which showcases research being done at UF in an artistic format, is being held this month. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to submit art. A panel of judges second and third place in addition to a $200 alumni prize courtesy of the UF Alumni Association. allowed per contestant, and artwork is limited to two-dimensional images in JPEG format with a resolution of about 800 by 600 pixels. Artists must also send a paragraph narrative explaining the art. The contest began as a fun way to bridge the gap between the UF science community and the libraries, said Joe Baca, library associate at the Marston Science Library and coordinator of the contest. According to Baca, the judges are looking for images that are created in the pur suit of research at UF. Entries from any and all disciplines are accepted as long as they’re science related. Selection criteria include artistic or puts a new perspective on either science or art, success in translating between ar ativity of approach. Some past entries have included cells animals, wood and leaves, kaleidoscopelike images and water. The contest is co-sponsored by the Health Science Center Library, the Architecture & Fine Arts Library and the UF Alumni Association.Art show displays researchBy KELLEY DAVISAlligator Contributing Writer About 100 UF students will meet on Turlington Plaza Sunday afternoon to chalk up the campus with inspirational messages and Bible verses to show love to those who need it most on Valentine’s Day. Lacey Duncan, a UF junior, plans to participate in the event, which will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duncan sees the event as a good way to give encouragement to those who will be lonely or have low self-esteem on Valentine’s Day. “I believe knowing that God, whose love is much greater than any boyfriend or girlfriend, loves you is the best encour agement if you are lonely,” Duncan said. While the main idea is to write Bible verses, students also plan to write simple messages like “you are special,” “you are loved” and “you are beautiful” all over the campus. Realizing you have friends and family and being with them can help relieve the feelings of loneliness and depression on Valentine’s Day, said Manuel Lopez, an intern with the UF Counseling Center. To cope with depression on Valentine’s Day, Lopez advises students not to sit at home alone, but to go and stick together. “I would imagine walking around and seeing positive messages would be very helpful to those with low self-esteem on Valentine’s Day,” Lopez said. Students chalk for love On Campu s

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SHE LEARNED HOW TO DJ IN AUSTRALIA.By KAT BEINAlligator Staff Writer When Kayla Radics goes to work, she knows people will stare. She can feel the eyes sizing her up as she puts on her headphones and starts her computer. They’re locked on her every move, waiting for her to screw up or show weakness. She is a female disc jockey who goes by “Whiskey Business.” Radics, a 22-year-old accounting and international business major at UF, got her start about two years ago when she worked as bar manager at Ambar nightclub in Australia. One night, after watching a bigname DJ perform, she went up into the booth to compliment the man. She ended up getting a free lesson. After that, she was hooked. Soon after, she came back to Florida, bought some turntables and has been spinning ever since. She even got a bass clef tattooed on her wrist to symbolize the new love of her life. “Playing music is the only time that my head is clear,” she said. But living the life of a DJ hasn’t been easy for Radics. As a woman in a male-dominated industry, she has Perceived gender roles only make the job harder. Some promoters, Radics said, just want a pretty face. She believes they don’t under stand the art behind it. She said promoters often approach her while she’s playing to recruit her for other events, but when she follows up with them, all they’re interested in is hooking up. In terms of professional work, there is none. And some people are just plain mean. One night when Radics showed up to play a club set, the resident DJ realized she was a woman. He then turned to the guy next to him and started making jokes right in her face. He made her play the opening set and turned off all the computer monitors so she couldn’t see what she was doing. He sat there laughing for a while, then kicked her off and turned the monitors back on for everyone else. But the struggle pays off. Radics will open for the dubstep dynamo 12th Planet at Spannk, 21 SW Second St., on Wednesday. sively rely on the amount of funding, but how it is used. Florida spends almost $7,000 per student, Haridopolos said, and the state should direct that money into classrooms to support teachers. Daniel Sibol, a UF freshman, expressed concern over the senator’s comments on education reform. While Haridopolos discussed the importance of causing change from the bottom up for health care, Sibol said his education recommendations would embrace a top-down mentality rather than welcome teachers as important players in the decision-making process. Haridopolos also advocated pension reform for state employees to ensure that Floridians aren’t burdened with those expenses, as well as Medicaid reform similar in spirit to the national welfare reforms made in the mid-1990s. Eden Joyner, a third-year political science and public relations major, submitted a question asking for Haridopolos’ stance on a bill supporting students’ right to carry guns on college campuses. He didn’t explicitly support the bill but Association member toward the right for citizens to carry weapons. He suggested students visit Tallahassee to testify before state legislators or protest to voice their concerns about the measure. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 Jordan Streetzel / AlligatorUF student Kayla Radics plays some tunes in her home studio to prepare for upcoming gigs. You can see Radics, or Whiskey Business, open up for 12th Planet on Wednesday at Spannk nightclub. gender stereotypes HARIDOPOLOS, from page 1Elections are Feb. 22 and 23ty stands unanimously against it, too. He said the next step, if students vote against the implementation, is to bring the votes to administration to show that students at UF stand together in opposition. question was approved by the SG Supreme Court a couple of weeks ago. Students for a Democratic Society, a group of student activists, submitted the question with a petition signed by 1,511 students. According to SG election codes, a petition securing signature from no less than 2 percent of the Student Body, or 1,000 signatures for the 50,000 students at UF, is needed for a question to be put on the ballot. Dave Schneider, a member of the group and the Progress Party candidate for Student Body president, said that he feels the ballot question is the next step to make administration hear the students’ voices. “I feel very, very strongly that the only way we will ever get rid of block tuition is involved,” he said. He said that it is the biggest issue students are dealing with now at UF and that they have a right to let administration know their opinion. “It will always be the students who will really have the power to make change on campus,” he said. BALLOT, from page 1 Student Go v ernment

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The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one letter-sized page). They must be typed, double-spaced and must include the just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 376-4458.6, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011Opinions Reader response Vote or post a message at www.alligator.orgColumnALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinionEditorial Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres OPINIONS EDITORToday’s question: Do you think Detroit should install a RoboCop statue?116 TOTAL VOTES17% YES 83% NOThursday’s question: Do you think Gainesville is a romantic city? Love is in the air — or is it those droplets of water that can’t decide if they’re rain or fog? Either way, Valentine’s Day is Monday. Whether you’re looking forward to cuddling or bouts of self-loathing, buying cards or complaining about the commercialization of human emotion, we’ve got something to match your mood. Settle in for the even-with-all-yourangry-letters-we-know-you-still-love-us edition of...Darts & LaurelsVarious news outlets and the president himself got us to turn our eyes back to Egypt on Thursday. The Egypinstead, he tried to placate protesters wound up on two weeks of ire by making small concessions of power. We favor compromise in many cases, but this isn’t one of them. We’re chucking a we-thought-we-were-bad-at-takinga-hint DART to Hosni Mubarak. Talk about a bait and switch. Detroit’s government is also letting its citizens down — but we’re not focusing on any political problems. Instead, we’re disappointed about the city’s lack of a RoboCop statue. Detroit was rumored to be considering the monument, but Mayor Dave Bing shot down the idea via Twitter. We don’t care. We’re giving a galvanized steel you-almost-made-uswant-to-visit-the-city-we-most-associate-with-tangiblehopelessness LAUREL to donors for a privately pur chased RoboCop statue. Their prime directive: making public art awesome. If you’re like us and consider playing the air guitar whenever a great song comes on, sit down. We’ve got some bad news for you. Collegiate rights of passage vary for each generation, but when we look back, one of ours consisted of fumbling with a plastic guitar-shaped controller, furiously hitting colored buttons with the left hand and clicking a lever with the right. That’s why we felt a little empty when we heard one of our favorite video game series was ending. For reviving an interest in classic rock and letting us to play in the pretend spotlight, we’re handing a hold-on-while-we-grab-ourlighters LAUREL to “Guitar Hero” creator Activision. Thanks for giving us another reason to laugh at ourselves and our friends. Of course, Gainesville’s preferred way of getting people to giggle at one another is the bottle. But our drinking problem could be worse: we could be living in Scotland, ly expensive beverage. For inventing a beverage that comes in an 11-ounce bottle but can push you over the legal limit in a gulp, a-resealable-cap DART at Sink the Bismarck beer. They get props for the name, though. Although the debate is heated and will continue for a while, we’d like to give a thanks-for-banding-togetheron-an-issue LAUREL to UF Student Senate for voting to oppose Florida Senate Bill 234. While we understand the argument for Second Amendment rights, we are worried would lead to those guns falling into the wrong hands more frequently. That’s your weekly rundown. Go enjoy some chocolate and whatever those candy hearts are made of.Fear halts crime prevention measuresThese days, the talk is all about prevention. Whether it is AIDS, crime, terrorism or obesity, there is always someone lamenting how we live in a society that reacts to problems we face instead of taking measures There is nearly universal agreement that prevention ordinary citizens across the country feel strongly enough about the importance of prevention to raise ideas and propose measures that would help solve many of the problems faced by society. Unfortunately, when it comes to actually implementing such ideas, political ideology and personal bias inevitably cloud the issues and get in the way of changing the status quo. This week, the U.S. Congress failed to extend a provision of the Patriot Act that was designed to monitor and conduct surveillance on “lone wolf” foreign terror suspects. This was a measure that was considered very important to the U.S. intelligence community, and we will never know how many acts of terror were prevented by its passage. And yet now, because partisan politics was the order of the day, this prevention technique has been repealed. Another example is that of the constant debate over abstinence education in schools. Research and common sense both point to the fallacy of stimulating teenagers’ sexual appetites during the most vulnerable and hormone-crazed part of their lives, yet many seem to think that to promote abstinence would somehow destroy society as we know it. And thus, the one step that would take us closest to teen pregnancy prevention is foiled. Finally, consider the legislation currently before the campuses. Many emotionally charged debates have raged over the past couple of weeks, during which the main issue has been muddied by both sides of the argument. Some claim that students need the ability to draw a gun on a potential assailant, while others make the case that all this brandishing will result in accidental shootings. Yet both sides fail to see that this is not necessarily an issue of safety but one of crime prevention. The main issue is that the mere presence of guns would prevent most violent crimes from being attempted because would-be perpetrators would know that there is always the chance of coming face-to-face with a gun carrier intent on stopping the crime. There is a reason that schools are the most common choice for violent, armed attacks. Very rarely does one hear about a shooting in a workplace or a county fair because there is always the chance that an armed, law-abiding citizen could save the day. Thirty years ago, when frat houses, dorms and pickup trucks on campuses across the fruited plain were known to were not a problem. Only when the right to bear arms was infringed upon and guns were banned from campuses was open season declared for a madman to enter a university and take his vengeance on society. And now, when we are faced with a real opportunity to implement a proven measure of crime prevention, politics perpetrators. Unless lawmakers begin to boldly step outside political lines and turn the widespread talk into actual action, the only thing that will be prevented is prevention itself. Bob Minchin is a fourth-year electrical engineering major. His column appears on Fridays. Bob Minchinletters@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 I would like to address two columns that were published Wednesday and Thursday critiquing the Alligator for covering the various events of the Progress Party and Dave Schneider. The common point that each brought up was that there are members of the UF community who volunteer, and they aren’t given the front page of the newspaper, so why should the Progress Party and Dave Schneider get all the attention? those active members of the UF community — it’s because of you that our campus is as alive and inviting as it is. The second point I would like to bring up is that these esteemed members of our Student Body aren’t currently running for Student Government. If we were to look at UF as a microcosm of the United States and draw a parallel between the two, we could observe this similarity: There are hundreds of people in both environments who volunteer and help out. However, if we look at the U.S., the only people who get due attention are politicians. John Doe may go out every day and volunteer at the local hospital, but it’s when the political candidates volunteer that It doesn’t mean that John Doe’s efforts are pointless and should go forgotten; it simply means that John Doe isn’t trying to obtain a seat of power and isn’t looking for the overwhelming responsibility of running our country. The people of the United States don’t need to decide whether John Doe is a good choice to represent them, but they need to decide which politician is going to represent them. A more crass example would compare the average working man with the politician and how society deals with their respective extramarital affairs. If John Doe had an affair somewhere in Alabama, we wouldn’t even bat an eyelash — we wouldn’t even care. However, why did the whole nation go into an uproar when they caught wind of John Edward’s, Eliot Spitzer’s and, the most infamous of all, President Clinton’s affairs? The simple answer is because these are men in power and these are the men whom we trust with the future our nation. When they fall, we do too. When they are dishonest, America is, too. This brings me back to our immediate environment and the current political elections. The Alligator should publish the events that the Progress Party and the Unite Party partake in because their actions are the catalysts that help the Student Body decide who is going to run our government. If there are some students who are upset because they feel one party is getting more attention than the other, my advice is that the party in the shadows needs to step up its game.Media coverage of SG candidates’ actions understandableGuest columnMichela MartinazziSpeaking Out Morgan Watkins’ subtle and professor Matheny’s not-so-subtle denouncements of Gov. Scott’s proposed cuts to education on the front page of Wednesday’s Alligator are, in a word, wrong. As a student, I am always in support of improved education, especially in a state that, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, has performed consistently at or below the national average. However, I do not submit to the naive belief that tax dollars allocated to education are directly correlated to the teaching of our state’s youth. In fact, I would contend that the bloated bureaucracies that plague public education across the U.S. utilize their funding so poorly that continuing to feed them money only contributes to the steady decline in the quality of our nation’s learning relative to the rest of the world. The simple fact is that it is folly to have faith in the government’s effectiveness in providing any public good. The miserable service at the of the U.S. Postal Service and the embarrassments to this fact. Education, however, is a special case, as we place much hope for the future success of our nation on the enlightenment of its youth. Thus, many are keen to increase education funding in the hope that we will make the future better. The problem of poor education is not limited to the state of Florida. It is endemic, plaguing the overwhelming majority of school districts in teachers unions, which have made the process prioritizing members over students. Public worker unions seem an oddity in and of themselves, but the ways in which they have stood in the way of education reform move realm of actively harming students. A prime example is the unions’ recalcitrant opposition to the attempt to introduce private school vouchers in Florida. Ignoring a wildly successful, very similar program that has been in place in New Zealand since the 1970s, the Florida Opportunity Scholarship Program was challenged in the courts and shot down in 2006, due in no small part to unions lobbying against it since 1999. In fact, when considering New Zealand, one tion quality and funding that is essentially the inverse of that in America. Funding per stubelow the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development mean, and yet the U.N. Human Development Index shows that its education is tied for the very best with Denmark, Finland and Australia. The success of the voucher system in New Zealand is universally accepted and is often cited as an argument in favor of implementation in America, much to the irritation of teachers unions. The point here is that increased education funding simply does not translate to an increase in the quality of education, and taking up arms over a decrease in that funding is not the most appropriate response. Matheny’s stated faith in the merits of increased spending exposes his desire for government expansion, despite evidence against government’s role in education. His remark comparing Gov. Scott to an aspiring dictator of a Third World country is, reckless hyperbole aside, a contradiction. The oppression that the citizens of these “Third World state[s]” experience is due to governments with the hubris to believe that they can do everything. It is ironic, then, that Gov. Scott’s efforts to scale back the government’s corrupting reach, especially in an area so vital as education, inspire allusions to totalitarianism. Sam Kowalczyk 3EGGovernor trying to streamline, not derail Florida educationGuest columnSam KowalczykSpeaking Out

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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! (352) 271-3131 GainesvillePlace.com 4-20-70-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise ‘’any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination.’’ We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. 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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 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 HOLLOWGated Entry MOVE-IN SPECIAL 1BR STARTING AT $499. 7301 W Univ Ave Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 352-332-3199 www.foxhollowgainesville.com Text: foxhollow@65374 4-20-10-70-2WALK TO UF! 1BR $425Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2 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 2-24-11-35-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-250-6149 2-28-11-36-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800 4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500 3/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1300 4/2 house 929 nw 22 street $1500 4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1400 2/1 apt 2nd floor 204 nw 18 st $1200 2/1 apt 1st floor 204 nw 18 st $1100 2/2 apt 2515 sw 35 place $1200 2-18-11-20-2 The Retreat at Madison Pointe 2/2 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

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10, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 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 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com ST. CROIX APTS: $475 per Month 2BR 1BA Apts 3 BLKS TO UF! 840 Sq. Ft. Large Rooms, Plenty of Parking, Central H & Air, Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed. 829 Sw 5th Avenue. CIRCE APTS: 2BR 1BA Apt 3 BLKS TO UF New Carpet $450/Mo $600 Deposit Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht. 216 SW 12th Street. EFFECIENCY -2 Rooms(not bedrooms) Shared Bathroom, Window A/C Carpet, Across from UF Stadium 1830 NW 1st Avenue $295/Mo, $300 Deposit GRAD II Apts 1BR 1BA 1BLK TO UF Central H & Air, Laundry On site. $500/Mo 1236 Sw 4th Avenue $600 Deposit 2-11-11-1-2 3BR APTS 1/2 block to Tigert Hall. 1227 SW 4th Ave. 2-story brick quad, w/ 3BR apts available. Convenient, clean, & energy efficient. 3BRs for $1350/mo. August 1st. Call 352-514-5060 for appointment 2-17-11-52 Eff Barn Apt, Newberry & 143rd area, 14 Ac prop, A/C&Heat, well water, loft queen, shower bath, microwave, full size fridge, TV, washer/dryer $400 954-610-0006 Horse Board Stall or Field Extra 3-3-11-15-2 ***FALL RENTAL*** 4,5,6+ Bdrm Houses for Rent Call Eric @ 352-682-7424 Ask abt Family Discounts Immediate Move-In Available 2-17-11-5-2 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 Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 1st floor, furnished condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. 2 rooms avail immed. $395/mo/rm 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 2-28-10-82-4 Roommate wanted. $425/mo 4/2 2 blocks form campus. 814-440-3325 or jfidorra@hotmail.com 3-2-11-30-4 Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, pool side, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils included. $350/mo. No deposit required. 863634-1893. Available immediately. 2-14-104 1 or 2 male roommates needed. 2BRs avail in 3BR/2BA house. Close to UF campus, on bus route, large fenced-in backyard. Cent H/ AC, pets welcome. $400/mo + elec. Call 561706-5378 2-15-11-10-4 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 Female seeks roommate for furnished house in Starke on SR 100. $350/mo + $100 dep. 305-972-7849 cell. Call day or night. 2-1711-5-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!THE PALMS – New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879 4-20-70-5 Own 20 Acres Only $129/mo. $13,900 near growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) Low down, no credit checks, owner financing. Free map/pictures (866)485-4364 www.sunsetranches.com 2-11-1-5 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

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-20-10-70-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-20-70-10 DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A DAY? Your Own Local Candy Route 25 Machines and Candy All for $9995.00 All Major Credit Cards Accepted (877)915-8222 AINB02653 2-11-1-10 WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2070-11 New Scooters 4 Less HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-20-10-70-11 SCOOTER SERVICENew Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-20-10-70-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS Running or not! NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS Over 17 yr svc to UF students Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-70-12 CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-20-70-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 4-20-70-12HEADLINERS SAGGING?POWER WINDOWS DON’T WORK? On site avail. Steve’s Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-70-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKSCall Anytime 352-339-51582-28-10-98-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES 60 day payoff On cash vehicles Pay off time negotiable 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check Cash vehicles $1000 and up! 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 92 Eagle Talon $1699 89 Ford Bronco II $1499 97 Pontiac Transport $1499 96 Chevy Blazer $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Cadillac Deville $1999 95 Ford Explorer $1999 98 Ford Expolorer $1999 97 Lincoln Town car $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Landrover Discovery $4999 01 Chevy Silverado $4999 99 Ford F150 $5999 98 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Certified vehicles No credit check Move vehicles $500 & up! 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check, buy here pay here Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans 30 day warranty 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 02 Dodge Neon $4500 00 Chevy 3500 $5900 02 Chevy Camero $6999 03 Ford Taurus $6999 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. BARTENDING$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. 2-11-10-26-14 Summer Jobs $2100 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counsel ors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 13 – July 30. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. 4-20-11-66-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 3-16-20-14 HOUSEKEEPING CLEANING JOB All around cleaning & laundry. FT available Mon-Fri, 10am 5pm. $7.25/hr, experience and good attitude preferred. Call 256-3323 for more info and interview. 2-16-25-14STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2011-65-14 05 Saturn Ion $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $7999 04 Kia Sorento $8999 03 Nissan Altima $9999 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans Over 150 vehicles in stock! 352-338-1999 4-20-67-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! 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SportsFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org By JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Writer When she paces the sidelines Saturday against No. 3 North Carolina, coach Amanda O’Leary will do so knowing her team won’t react the same way it did last year. Something goes wrong: a goal, a turnover or a penalty. Her players’ heads begin to drop, their sticks start to fall to their side, and all O’Leary can think is, “Oh, crap. You know this is not going to be good.” Florida played one of its best halves of lacrosse last year on the road against then-No. 4 UNC. Down only two goals at the half, the upstart Gators looked like they had a chance to grab a marquee win against a ranked opponent for the Then, the Tar Heels scored. And then scored again. Soon, a 6-4 game ballooned into an 18-5 blowout, leaving the Gators to wonder how long it would take them to gain enough composure to compete in big games. O’Leary believes this team is different from the one that went 10-8 a year ago and had a losing record on the road. The Gators played last weekend in an exhibition tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C., and though they didn’t get an early shot at the Tar Heels, the coach said she saw something new in her players. “It didn’t snowball to the effect of last year where once we gave up said. “There’s a whole lot of things that are involved in the maturation process of our team. One of the biggest things that I saw coming out of the weekend is that they have conWith only one upperclassman on the roster, junior transfer Caroline Cochran, the Gators don’t have traditional leadership roles from older players. The team’s core is made up of 16 sophomores who all saw action last season. In the buildup to this season Dashiell said the Gators have become a leadership-by-committee group that has used last year’s shortcomings as motivation. “We’re just really excited to get revenge on them, especially after losing last year,” Dashiell said. “And I think this year we have a lot more experience and are preparing differently.” to prepare for the Tar Heels, the Gators reviewed some of the problems they had early last season. Last year’s starting goal keeper for Florida, sophomore Cara Canington, noticed a marketable change in the team’s play from a highly frenetic, attacking style to a more matured, balanced offensive approach. this season, the Gators should be able to cut down on the staple of every young team: turnovers. O’Leary said they crippled the POLL QUESTION ONLINE Check out alligatorSports.org this weekend for the latest installment of the alligatorSports Video Show, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at ESPN College GameDay. Today’s question: Which Florida spring sport’s opening day are you most excited for?Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffUF coach Amanda O’Leary (second from right) believes this season’s team, which will open its schedule UF LACROSSEGators anxious to avenge previous loss to Tar HeelsSEE LAX, P AGE 16 NO. 17 UF WILL PLAY TENNESSEE SATURDAY AT 6 P.M. IN GAINESVILLE. By GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writergluca@alligator.org the stat sheet appears to be clearing his head. The senior forward entered the season sur rounded by hype, and his game suffered under the weight of all the expectations. and the results have been staggering. He has recorded a double-double in three straight games and will have a chance to extend that streak when No. 17 Florida (19-5, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) faces Tennessee (15-9, 5-4 SEC) on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the O’Connell Center. “You hear all that stuff, and you try to block it out and not listen to it, but maybe it did get to I’m doing my best to block out all that stuff, even right now.” Parsons was a Preseason First-Team AllSEC selection, and there were even some rumblings that he would contend for SEC Player of the Year. The expectations many placed on the senior were boosted even further by his personality, as people fell in love with the architect of last season’s two memorable buzzer-beaters. Parsons even received attention from the national media, as he appeared in ESPN’s top Parsons’ recently improved play sparked by clear mindP arsons By JOE MORGANAlligator Writer For Will Claye, Omar Craddock and Christian Taylor, qualifying for the NCAA meet at season’s end isn’t a big deal — it’s expected. It comes with the territory when working with a jumps coach like season with the Gators, has coached 47 individual national champions, 142 All-Americans and 11 Olympians since starting his career at Ar kansas in 1978. “I’ve been fortunate enough throughout my career to have that opportunity (to coach talented athletes), but maybe not a better group could be historical in what they accomplish as a group.” One of those national titles belongs to Taylor, who won the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships un“He’s great because he’s someFlorida jumpers thrive under esteemed coach Tr ac k SEE HOOPS, P AGE 16 SEE TRACK, P AGE 16 UF FOOTBALL NEWS The Southeastern Conference announced its 2010 Fall Academic Honor Roll on Wednesday, and 19 Gators were listed based on grades from the previous three semesters. alligatorSports.org Check out our website for a notebook on the No. 1 Gators baseball team and a story on the No. 2 women’s tennis team’s upcoming matches against No. 4 UNC and No. 6 Duke.

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14, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 UF WOMEN’S BASKETBALLBy MATT WATTSAlligator Writer Tennessee pulls away from Florida for blowout victoryButler BOB VAN OVERBEEK HAS TAKEN ON AN EXPANDED ROLE FOR THE GATORS.By THOMAS NASSIFF Alligator Writer Gators look to new leadersBy ALEX PECKHAMAlligator Writer UF to host home meet Golf

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 15 By JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Writer Asking members of the Gators lacrosse team why they chose to come to Florida is like trying to make small talk with a stranger. The conversation always starts with the weather. One of the biggest advantages for No. 17 Florida, a growing, secondyear program, is the fact it is one of only a handful of teams in Division-I lacrosse that doesn’t have to deal with snowfall every year. Recruits are sold on the fact they can practice and play outside during the winter when their families and friends up north are still shoveling driveways. Caroline Cochran wasn’t initially recruited by Florida out of her high school in Maryland. The No. 15 recruit in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse, was a senior in 2008, and the Gators didn’t start offering scholarships until a year later. So, the two-time high school All-American ended up at Virginia, where she played attacker sparingly “I love everyone at UVA, I’m still really close with all of my friends, but it wasn’t the right place for me,” she said. Seeking a fresh start at a new school, she began looking for a way out. Cochran learned UF coach Amanda O’Leary was heavily recruiting in her home state. The coach would eventually get 17 recruits to commit out of Maryland. Some of them were Cochran’s friends. After taking their visits to Gainesville, they started giving the sophomore positive feedback on what they saw during their trip. “My friends from home were coming here, and they were like, ‘You should go look at it. It’s really awesome.’ So, I came down here and fell in love with it right away,” Cochran said. “It was actually my a couple days later.” Florida’s resources have given the team an enviable advantage in two years as a program. No other school in the country that carries men’s or women’s lacrosse has a complex and stadium devoted solely to the sport, let alone one that cost $15 million to build like Donald R. Dizney Stadium. “Just the whole idea of how important the student-athlete is and how well they are taken care of here, I think, resonated through the freshman that were already here and the college lacrosse world,” O’Leary said. The Weather’s Fine Cochran said most people are sold on UF’s combination of the new facilities, expensive Nike equipment and, most importantly, the appealing climate. During the winter months, the Gators were one of the few teams in the U.S. able to practice outside. O’Leary said she talked to coaches from schools in the Northeast who were still stuck indoors due to snow storms. Almost a third of all DivisionI teams (30 out of 91) that play women’s lacrosse reside in either New York or Pennsylvania. So far this winter, both states have been covered with a combined 95 inches of snow in their biggest cities, New York City and Pittsburgh. Most snowbound teams must head south to play exhibition tournaments just to get back into playing form each season. Meanwhile, the comparatively mild winters in Florida allow the Gators to start practicing earlier and closer to home. Cochran said several of her former teammates from Virginia called during a tournament in Orlando last week exclaiming how jealous they were that she was having 70-degree days this time of year. Redshirt freshman Erin Graziano was at Syracuse last year before an injury derailed her season, leading her to transfer to Gainesville. The New Jersey native also listed the weather as the main reason she chose UF over other schools. “Initially it was the location,” she said. “I mean, who doesn’t want to play lacrosse in Florida?” Graziano admitted that leaving Syracuse for Gainesville was a big risk. Usually transfers rarely commit to an inexperienced and untested program like Florida when their last collegiate stop ended poorly. Instead, they choose to go to an established, safer one — usually closer to home. After O’Leary reeled in the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class last year, Graziano said the good press about the Gators sounded too appealing to ignore, and she let the coach know she would like to head down. The Gators have lured in four transfers the past two years, including Cochran and Graziano. Entering its second full season of NCAA play, UF has leaned on them to provide stability when inexperience catches up with the team in close games. “It was just in the back of my head that, ‘OK we might be able to attract some of these kids that are already enrolled at other institutions that may not be happy,’” O’Leary said. While it took Graziano, a midnew teammates in the locker room felt out of place. In her opinion, the biggest difference between Syracuse and Florida is how the athletes are treated by their peers and fans. “Florida as an overall atmosphere is very welcoming,” she said. “Everyone has pride for their school and stuff, which is a huge change. “I’m still friends with everyone at Syracuse, but the whole atmosphere here is just great.” Come On Down Graziano isn’t alone. Florida has the luxury of being a destination other schools in nonconference play want to visit because of the Gators’ facilities and location. When teams traveled to Gainesville last season, O’Leary said some refused to use the visiting locker room in the Florida Lacrosse Facility not because it was nice compared to what they had back home. Instead, they decided to change at a nearby hotel. Florida’s scheduling for this season slates them for 11 home games From Feb. 20 to March 26, nine games will be in straight succession at home against nonconference opponents and co-American Lacrosse Conference member Ohio State. O’Leary expects the monthlong homestand to be a huge boost for a on the road last season. No. 2 Northwestern will also have to come to Gainesville this year after the Gators lost to the national runner-up by 14 “We got all of the jitters out last year,” Cochran said. “We’re going to be a lot more prepared this time.” As Florida closed its inaugural season, the team ran into a brick wall of tough competition. UF gave up 62 four losses, including three against conference opponents. In the fall, the Gators continued to struggle through their October exhibition schedule. Though stats and scores weren’t kept, Graziano recalls getting “kind of killed” by Duke at a tournament in Durham, N.C. But last weekend, in another preseason tune-up in North Carolina against the Blue Devils, the Gators performed at a much higher level, dropping a close game 8-6. “You can just see that everyone’s growing up and what’s to come for this season,” she said. Florida has built a strong foundation for a run at a postseason berth with the way its recruited and scheduled the past two years. The team’s 2010 campaign came up short due to inexperience in the locker room and a lack of leadership in conference play. Without those wins against ALC opponents, the Gators can not compete for a national championship. They will be at home in May, enjoying the Florida weather. Just Warming UpClimate, facilities help ignite UF’s recruitingMatt Tripp / Alligator StaffFlorida junior Caroline Cochran is one of four players to transfer to UF in just two seasons. She left Virginia last year to join the Gators.

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16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffUF senior forward Chandler Parsons has recorded three consecutive double-dou bles after struggling with lofty expectations at the start of the season. Donovan, Muschamp willing to let Brissett play two sports for Florida10 plays of the year and was selected as its “Voice of the Conference.” “A lot of times what happens is when you’re a good player in today’s day and age, there’s a maturity that you have to have to deal with the expectations,” Donovan said. “There’s so much stuff that distracts these guys and can be around these guys and can get in their heads.” Parsons has recently made great strides to block out all of those outside factors and is “playing with a clear head,” according to Donovan. UF’s coach cites Parsons’ shot selection as one sign of his improvement. The senior is now taking shots he might have passed up earlier in the season. Where he may have previously tried to force an extra pass or a drive to the basket, Par sons is currently taking everything in stride. “I realized just let the game come to me,” Parsons said. “I’m going to take what the defense gives me, but at the same time, I’m being aggressive.” DONOVAN OPEN TO USING BRISSETT: Donovan said Thursday he would consider giving a spot on the UF basketball roster to Jacoby Brissett, a four-star quarterback signee from Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer High. Although Donovan acknowledged it would be the system after missing workouts, he said the two-sport star has the talent to contribute at Florida if he were to focus on basketball. “As far as I’m concerned, and talking to (UF football coach) Will (Muschamp), if he wants to be a part of our team, he’s more than welcome to do that,” Donovan said. HOOPS, from page 13team last season in big games — the Gators had 10 more than the Tar Heels when they last met. But during last weekend’s preseason games, O’Leary said she saw fewer mistakes and didn’t notice a single penalty. “Clearly we’re better in certain aspects in our game, and that cer tainly being the turnovers,” she said. “We had far fewer than we had in the past and I also think there’s a different attitude out there which I think is unique in that I didn’t see it last year.” Despite the positive outlook from coaches and players, the Gators are picked to place fourth in the American Lacrosse Confer ence behind national runner up No. 2 Northwestern, No.11 Vanderbilt and a No. 15 Penn State team that Florida beat 13-11 last April. A win on the road against the Tar Heels, who are coming off the best run in school history after going 33-8 over the past two years, would a bid to the national tournament for the Gators. UF takes new attitude to UNC LAX, from page 13Three Gators named to Bowerman watch listbody that’s always going to keep you on your toes,” Taylor said. “There’s never a dull moment with him.” Although these jumpers expected to automatically qualify for the NCAA meet, they are pleased with their efforts so far. “It’s good to know that I’m in the meet, but I’m not going to sit back,” Claye said. “Last year I didn’t make it to nationals, so I feel like this is going to be a good year for me.” Claye, who transferred to Florida from Oklahoma last August, won the triple jump at the 2009 Outdoor NCAA Championship meet. Craddock, a sophomore, will be competing personal-best 16.19m/53-1.50 in the triple jump at the Nittany Lion Challenge on Jan. 15. “I work with two of the best jumpers in the nation,” Craddock said. “That’s pretty much my motivation to get out here, keep going, and trying to get on their level.” Automatic-qualifying marks in the season’s ers only accomplishments this season. Claye and Taylor, along with sprinter Jeff Demps, were named to the most recent watch list for The Bowerman award, an honor that Taylor describes as the “Heisman” of UF is the only school with more than one athlete in contention for the honor. “I haven’t won it yet, but it’s an honor to be on the list,” Claye said. “But it’s just an award. I still have to go out there and compete.” Florida will travel to three different locations this weekend: the Tyson Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.), the Iowa State Classic (Ames, Iowa), and the Husky Classic (Seattle, Wash.). TRACK, from page 13 Men's Bask etball Taylor

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By ALLISON BANKO Alligator Writer Georgia fans are known as merciless diehards, infamous for antagonizing, booing and even barking at the visiting Gators. That’s the one thing guaranteed when Florida competes against the Bulldogs, and it doesn’t have a lick to do with competition. The Gators will be faced with a soldout crowd of more than 10,000 on Saturday at 4 p.m., as Stegeman Colito its maximum capacity. “I hear they have a bit of a rowdy crowd,” sophomore Marissa King said. “We just kind of have to focus on ourselves. Hopefully in the end, they’ll turn around and will be applauding us rather than booing us.” Freshman all-arounder Alaina Johnson least a few Gators fans nestled among the sea of red and black. Her mother’s side of the family stems from Georgia and will be in attendance to cheer her on. For some of them, Johnson compete. While Johnson has some familiarity in mate and freshman all-arounder Mackenzie Caquatto will have been to the state. Though Caquatto said she loves to travel, the Southeastern Conference Freshman Gymnast of the Week expects it to be a challenge because of the packed house. “We’re just going to try to stay focused on what we’re doing,” Caquatto said. “Try to focus on our skills and try to block them out as best we can, stay tight as a team and not let our mind wander into things that they’re saying.” Sophomore Ashane Dickerson said the coaching staff has been preparing the team all week for the rambunctious fans. Coach Rhonda Faehn added that the negativity the Bulldogs crowd hurls at them is far greater than any other venue due to the heated rivalry between the two schools. “It’s just very strong,” Faehn said. “We there are very nice.” Despite the distractions the Dawgs fans will provide, Faehn said the experience will “We need our athletes to compete in those environments for them to learn ... and to test their mental strength so that it’s a learning experience,” she said. “If they’re able to handle it, well then, that’s a great sign.” 20, ALLIGATOR Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffFlorida sophomore gymnast Marissa King said the Gators must focus on their own performances as they head to Athens, Ga., to face a rowdy, unforgiving Bulldogs crowd. Gators not intimidated by hostile Bulldogs fansUF SWIMMINGBy MELISSA PENDERAlligator Writer The Southeastern Conference’s top divers will hope to make a splash at the O’Connell Center when the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships begin this weekend. The swimming and diving championships are usually held simultaneously, but since Florida is hosting both events this year, the competitions had to be separate. “The divers get a real spotlight versus being caught in the middle of the meet,” coach Gregg Troy said. Divers have been warming up in preparation for today’s men’s 1-meter and women’s 3-meter. The men’s 3-meter and the women’s 1-meter are tomorrow and both platform competitions are Sunday. Diving coach Donnie Craine said he has high hopes for both teams, adding that the women have to look out for No. 2 Georgia and No. 3 Auburn. Craine also said the men’s teams to beat are No. 3 Auburn and No. 8 Tennessee. He said the Gators have a great chance to excel and have been practicing in a meet style by running through a list and scoring their dives. Senior Monica Dodson and junior Kaylee Doback will represent the No. 8 women’s swimming and diving team. Dodson achieved her second-best career 3-meter dive Jan. 29 against Tennessee. “All the SEC divers are great competition,” she said. “I’m just trying to practice like I compete so that I can compete like I practice.” The No. 5 men are represented by senior Jon Speed, junior Anthony Lewark and freshmen Chris Jones and Mike Lewark. The younger Lewark said the Gators hope their home-pool advantage pays dividends. “My goals are to do every dive I can as best as I can possibly do it, “Just being on the same boards that I’m on every day, it feels really good.”Florida to host SEC Diving Championships this weekend Gymnastics “I’m just trying to practice like I compete so that I can compete like I practice.”Monica Dodson UF senior diverGeorgia expects sell-out crowd


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But there is one number that stands out to While Paculba came in and established the Gators' senior class. herself as a starter from day one, Bruder had Zero. to overcome some major struggles her freshise. When the class came to Florida in 2008, man year. the five players shared a common goal: to After hitting only .133 in 37 games (10 in t win a Women's College World Series chamstarts), Bruder knew the only way to make at tI pinhip the year-two jump was to get more playing A 36 ingty close to tme-. ators fell inches She 2009 when they quest: :WS finals. "Fr ,e seniors have Editor Adam Berry Cover Photo Matt Tripp Alligator, Friday, February 11, 2011 The Thig Florida pi up plenty ..She also i UF seniors aim to end careers with first national title <429>t By STEPHEN SHEEHAN I ALLIGATOR WRITER boks do sports@al/igator.org"champio e her quiet and focused appr : draw the spotlight, she has le the talking. 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"We're all very different and u >nalities, but we complement ell," Bruder said. Paculba and Bush set the ton ay -not with their vocal skills, ng an example for their teamma Yet even they fill vastly differ e field. Paculba, the leadoff hit i impact in all three phases of .sh's power stroke has her 18 way from surpassing Francesca E T [DeFelice] does a directing everyone playmaking sense," my differences in Iand demonstrativ asts with the pitchacher and DeFeliceup with their high great job behind the and being vocal in ~ Bruder said. -personalities, from -d reSteven H. Keys / Alligator categories f( e colFlorida senior outfielder Kelsey Bruder worked her way into the Gators' lineup as a freshman and has since become a staple in the "If we walk esire middle of UF's order. Bruder and her four classmates will be counted on to provide leadership for a young Gators team this season. ship that's a Gators to open regular season ranked fifth in national, SEC polls By STEPHEN SHEEHAN said. travel more than two hours to take part in the USF Alligator Writer The Gators will have plenty of chances to prove Wilson DeMarini Tournament. USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Series for thre ranked No. 513 i No. 51 at's a liti Vomen's College World gins, as they host No. 3 Al seasons, the Gators are and No. 7 Tennessee at home "Preseason rankings are r cognition isn't enough to what you -their own conference. 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the independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 105 ISSUE 27 We Inform. You Decide. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 State Senate president talks budget cuts By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos can't foresee all the twists that the state legislative session will take this year. But he does know this: The state's wallet is about to get $3.6 billion lighter. The state senator stressed the importance of budget cuts throughout his presentation at Pugh Hall on Thursday night. The event, hosted by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, encouraged people to submit questions to Haridopolos in person and online. "We're not going to raise taxes, we can't afford it, F O D and people can't afford it." Mike Haridopolos Florida Senate President Jordan Streetal / Alligator Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos answers questions from the audience after his presentation in Pugh Hall on Thursday night. Police say student forced himself on ex-girlfriend 0 THEY BROKE UP TWO MONTHS AGO BUT STILL LIVED TOGETHER. By KAT BEIN Alligator Staff Writer A UF student was arrested and charged with sexual assault after forcing himself upon his ex-girlfriend in the shower Wednesday. Chase Corbin, a 20-year-old economics major at UF, broke up with his girlfriend about two months ago, but continued living with her out of convenience, according to a Gainesville Police report. While she showered, Corbin went into her room and started going through her calls and text messages. He got angry and started yellIing at her through her locked bathroom door, then kicked it open, demanding to know whom she had been seeing. After the two argued, police say Corbin took off his clothes, got in the shower and forced her to have sex Corbin with him. Corbin was arrested a few hours later and charged with sexual battery. His bond is set at $120,000. Faced with questions about Gov. Rick Scott's proposed budget cuts, the future of Florida students and tax breaks for state businesses, Haridopolos, who is also a lecturer at UF, ensured the audience that the budget will shrink no matter where the deepest cuts are made. In a later interview, Haridopolos said both Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate are cautious of Scott's proposal. "The details are the key," he said. "Where we find common ground is we're going to spend $3.6 billion less." While budget cuts are the legislature's first priority, tax relief may be up for discussion after state spending is slashed, he said. "We're not going to raise taxes," he said. "We can't afford it, and people can't afford it." Haridopolos also responded to questions about potential cuts to the state's education system. Earlier this week, Gov. Scott released his budget proposal, which called for the state to trim education spending by $3.3 billion. He argued that a quality education system does not excluSEE HARIDOPOLOS, PAGE 5 Block tuition on ballot By HANNAH WINSTON Alligator Writer Though the Unite Party and Progress Party will be battling for office at the end of this month, they both agree that fighting against the implementation of block tuition is a top priority. UF students will have the chance to voice their opinions on the issue during the Student Government elections on Feb. 22 and 23. If implemented, block tuition would mean full-time students are charged a flat rate for 15 credit hours, no matter the actual number of credit hours taken. Supervisor of ElectionsAmandaGriffin said the block tuition referendum is the only question on the ballot. "I think that the opinion of the Student Body is already Student known, and it's great Government that it's on the ballot," said Ben Meyers, the Unite Party candidate for Student Body president. Meyers said he has long opposed block tuition and believes the Unite ParSEE BALLOT, PAGE 5 German shepherd in Oregon to get stem cells to help heal hip MEDFORD, Ore. -A former Oregon military dog that did two tours of duty sniffing outbombs in Iraqis going to receive stem cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis in his hips. The Mail Tribune reports the 80-pound German shepherd named Basco was adopted in November by Debbie Richter in Medford after he was discharged by the military. Hip problems such as arthritis can lead to early death for larger dogs, and surgery options such as hip replacement have a limited chance of success for an older dog like Basco, who is 7. While researching alternatives, Richter says she found MediVet-America, which offers a stem cell treatment for joint problems in dogs and horses using the animal's own stem cells to regenerate damaged tissue. An Oregon State University veterinarian will perform the procedure. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today FORECAST OPINIONS CLASSIFIEDS CROSSWORD SPORTS 2 6 8 11 13 0 Florida senior forward Chandler Parsons (right) has stepped up his game since putting aside all the lofty preseason expectations that distracted him earlier this year. See Story, Page 13. C.a Cloudy 63/38 visit www.alligator.org

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2, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 News Today African Student Union Speed Dating Today, 6:30 p.m. Graham Gallery ASU is having a Valentine's Day speed dating social. The first half of the event will be marked by a mix and mingle where there will be light refreshments. The second portion will be the speed dating part. SG Absentee Ballots By today 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 today The conference on Feb. 27 offers participants the opportunity to improve their leadership skills. With workshops and a graduate school panel, participants will discoverthebuildingblocks they need to become successful leaders in society. UF alumna Diana Diaz, co-anchor for Miami News Channel 7, will be the keynote speaker. Fourteenth Annual Medical College Forum Saturday Reitz Union Students can learn about the medical school admission process and meet admissions deans and directors from every school in the state and across the country. Register online at ufpremed.org/mcf or at the event. Tradition Keepers Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Heavener Complex Students can show their UF school spirit and UF pride by documenting their participation in UF traditions. The group will be completing tasks found in the "F" Book. o Help the homeless o Balance the Budget o Clean up our streets Vote Richard Selwach City Commissioner at Large 2 The best man for the job. voteselwach.com pd. pui. adv TODAY CLOUDY 63/38 SATURDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 63/34 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 universitygospelchor@gmail.com. Indonesia Scholarship Information Session Monday, 4:30 p.m. Hub, Room 170 The Freeman Foundation is offering a fully funded, nine-week summer internship study abroad opportunity in Indonesia. Internship fields include economic development, public health, art, education and environmental protection. Interested American and Indonesian sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. RUB Entertainment Presents The Love Game Monday, 8 p.m. Orange & Brew Visitors can participate in RUB's own version of "The Dating Game." Contestants of the game will win special prizes to share with each other. Get Your Mind Right Tuesday, 7 p.m. Ustler Hall, 2nd floor This Black Woman's Image Initiative Session will address the importance of psychological issues, how to go about seeking help, SUNDAY SUNNY 65/38 MONDAY SUNNY 67/41 TUESDAY SUNNY 70/43 recognizing symptoms, and how to become healthy inside and out. PEM Debate on Health Care Legislation Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Reitz Union Room 276 Pre-med AMSA's Politics and Ethics in Medicine is having its first debate on health care reform, specifically whether the United States should adopt a single-payer system. E-mail pem@ufpremed.org to RSVP. RUB Entertainment Local Brew Series Thursday, 8 p.m. Orange & Brew RUB Entertainment presents The Righteous Kind with locals Pseudo Kids and The Footlights for free. For more information about the Local Brew series, as well as other events, become a fan of RUB Entertainment on Facebook and follow rubentertain on Twitter. 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. The Alligator strives to be accurate and clear in its news reports and editorials. If you find an error, please call our newsroom at 352-376-4458 or send an e-mail to editor@ alligator.org. GATOR E3ASKETBALL wear your Gator gear! For tickets visit GATORZONE.COM Rowdy Town i All games played at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. UF students: sign up to win a FREE DELL LAPTOP courtesy of veraon The District outside Gate 3 at SPswdbs s n Rowdy Town. 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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 3 Egypt's Mubarak won't quit, but gives power to VP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO -Egypt's Hosni Mubarak refused to step down or leave the country and instead handed most of his powers to his vice president Thursday, enraging protesters who warned the country could explode in violence and pleaded for the military to take action to push him out. The rapidly moving events raised the question of whether a rift had opened between Mubarak and the military command over the spiraling mass uprising demanding the president go. Hours earlier, a council of the military's top generals announced it had stepped in to secure the country, and a senior commander announced to protesters in Tahrir Square that all their demands would soon be met, raising cries of victory that Mubarak was on his way out. Several hundred thousand had packed into Tahrir Square, ecstatic with expectation that Mubarak would announce his resignation in his nighttime address. Instead, they watched in shocked silence as he spoke, holding their foreheads in anger and disbelief. Some broke into tears. Others waved their shoes in the air in contempt. After the speech, they broke into chants of "Leave, leave, leave." Organizers called for even larger protests on Friday. After Mubarak's speech, around 2,000 marched on the state television headquarters several blocks away from Tahrir, guarded by the military with barbed wire and tanks. "They are the liars," the crowd shouted, pointing at the building, chanting, "We won't leave, they will leave." Hundreds more massed outside Mubarak's main administrative palace, Oruba, miles away from Tahrir in the Cairo district of Heliopolis, the first time protesters have marched on it, according to witnesses and TV reports. The residence where Mubarak normally stays when he is in Cairo is inside the palace, though it was not known if he was there. Prominent reform advocate, Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, whose supporters were among the organizers of the 17-day-old wave of protests, issued a Tweet warning, "Egypt will explode." "The army must save the country now," ElBaradei said. "I call on the Egyptian army to immediately interfere to rescue Egypt. The credibility of the army is on the line." Hours before Mubarak's speech, the military made moves that had all the markings of a coup. The military's Supreme Council, which is headed by Defense Minister Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, announced on state TV that it was in permanent session, a status that it takes only in times of war. It said it was exploring "what measures and arrangements could be made to safeguard the nation, its achievements and the ambitions of its great people." That suggested Tantawi and his generals were now in charge of the country. But there was no immediate reaction from the military following Mubarak's speech, and their position remained ambiguous. President Barack Obama appeared dismayed by Mubarak's announcement. He said in a statement that it was not clear that an "immediate, meaningful" transition to democracy was taking place and warned that too many Egyptians are not convinced that the government is serious about making genuine change. "The Egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy, and they have not yet seized that opportunity," Obama said. Even after delegating authority to his vice president, Mubarak retains his powers to request constitutional amendments and dissolve parliament or the Cabinet. The constitution allows the president to transfer his other authorities if he is unable to carry out his duties "due to any temporary obstacle." "I saw fit to delegate the authorities of the president to the vice president, as dictated in the constitution," he said. How would you score on Test Day? Saturday, February 19th On Campus at UF! MCAT -10:00 am LSAT -10:15 am PCAT -10:30 am GRE -11:00 am DAT/OAT -11:15 am Space is limited. Register today! CallA1-800-KAP-TEST I(A P L A N or visit kaptest.com/practice PREP T -na r, r.q,,trd tra dmks df th., -p-1-iv n -, PAN 0 177 2OD% your next order Get 20% OFF your next order Enter coupon code 2t checkout MOUTHFL Limi one per customer First 2000 customers orders at participating restaurants through No cash value, Good throu h 2/ campusfood.com nly valid for online ampusfood com Via ||||| alligator

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4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 Voter registration deadline is Monday V "A 4, 1111111111k,_ A THE FORMS CAN BE FOUND ONLINE. By MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Writer If you want to have a say in who will make decisions for Gainesville, you need to register to vote in Alachua County by Monday. Registration forms should be postmarked by Monday or dropped in the Supervisor of Elections mailbox by midnight Monday for you to be eligible to vote in the March 15 city election. "Sometimes students feel that [an election] doesn't have an impact on them," said Pam Carpenter, supervisor of elections. "But some of them end up staying in Gainesville and making it their permanent home, so it does affect them." As of Thursday, there were 151,702 registered voters in Alachua County. Carpenter said about 10,000 people voted in the election last Art show displays research By NICOLE DECK Alligator Contributing Writer The third annual "Elegance of Science" art contest, which showcases research being done at UF in an artistic format, is being held this month. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to submit art. A panel of judges will award undetermined prizes for first, second and third place in addition to a $200 alumni prize courtesy of the UF Alumni Association. A maximum of five submissions are allowed per contestant, and artwork is limited to two-dimensional images in JPEG format with a resolution of about 800 by 600 pixels. Artists must also send a paragraph narrative explaining the art. The contest began as a fun way to bridge the gap between the UF science community and the libraries, said Joe Baca, library associate at the Marston Science Library and coordinator of the contest. According to Baca, the judges are looking for images that are created in the pursuit of research at UF Entries from any and all disciplines are accepted as long as they're science related. Selection criteria include artistic or scientific merit, degree to which the entry puts a new perspective on either science or art, success in translating between artistic and scientific vocabularies and creativity of approach. Some past entries have included cells under a microscope, close-ups of flowers, animals, wood and leaves, kaleidoscopelike images and water. The contest is co-sponsored by the Health Science Center Library, the Architecture & Fine Arts Library and the UF Alumni Association. Students chalk for love By KELLEY DAVIS Alligator Contributing Writer About 100 UF students will meet on Turlington Plaza Sunday afternoon to chalk up the campus with inspirational messages and Bible verses to show love to those who need it most on Valentine's Day. Lacey Duncan, a UF junior, plans to participate in the event, which will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duncan sees the event as a good way to give encouragement to those who will be lonely or have low self-esteem on Valentine's Day. "I believe knowing that God, whose love is much greater than any boyfriend or girlfriend, loves you is the best encouragement if you are lonely," Duncan said. While the main idea is to write Bible verses, students also plan to write simple messages like "you are special," "you are loved" and "you are beautiful" all over the campus. Realizing you have friends and family and being with them can help relieve the feelings of loneliness and depression on Valentine's Day, said ManOn uel Lopez, an intern with the UF Counseling Center. To cope with depression on Valentine's Day, Lopez advises students not to sit at home alone, but to go out and find other friends that are single and stick together. "I would imagine walking around and seeing positive messages would be very helpful to those with low self-esteem on Valentine's Day," Lopez said. 2011 SEC Diving Friday, February I 11 AM Prelims/5 PM Finals Saturday, February 12 11 AM Prelims/5 PM Finals Sunday, February 13 1. AM P lisr/2 u3 r PM Finas Championships Tickets: $25 All-Meet Pass $10 Day Pass For tickets call: 1-800-34-GATOR Stephen C. O'Connell Center We are seeking volunteers for a study of muscle and jaw function. Participants must be between 18 and 44 years old and in generally good health. Compensation provided. For further information call or email: OPPERA Study (352) 273-7620 or OPPERA@dental.ufl.edu UNIVE RSITY of FLORIDA xi Daniela Guzman /Alligator That's a huge wiener! Einstein Bros. Bagels employee Snyder Choute takes a break to take a picture of the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile parked outside of the Hub on Thursday afternoon. March, accounting for 14 percent of the county's registered voters at the time. There are three ways to register. One option is to fill out and print an online registration form. Another option is to download the registration form from the supervisor's website. Interested residents can go to elections.alachua.fl.us for more information. Potential voters will have to write the information instead of typing it in. A third option, which may 1!3 appeal to those Carpenter who don't have a computer, is to pick up a registration form at 185 locations around the county, including several Publix supermarkets, UF locations and Gainesville schools. "You have the opportunity to select who you want to represent you from the ground up," Carpenter said.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5 Student DJ defies gender stereotypes SHE LEARNED HOW TO DJ IN AUSTRALIA. By KAT BEIN Alligator Staff Writer When Kayla Radics goes to work, she knows people will stare. She can feel the eyes sizing her up as she puts on her headphones and starts her computer. They're locked on her every move, waiting for her to screw up or show weakness. She is a female disc jockey who goes by "Whiskey Business." Radics, a 22-year-old accounting and international business major at UF, got her start about two years ago when she worked as bar manager at Ambar nightclub in Australia. One night, after watching a bigname DJ perform, she went up into the booth to compliment the man. She ended up getting a free lesson. After that, she was hooked. Soon after, she came back to Florida, bought some turntables and has been spinning ever since. She even got a bass clef tattooed on her wrist to symbolize the new love of her life. "Playing music is the only lime that my head is clear," she said. But living the life of a DJ hasn't been easy for Radics. As a woman in a male-dominated industry, she has to take a lot of flak from her peers. Perceived gender roles only make the job harder. Some promoters, Radics said, just want a pretty face. She believes they don't understand the art behind it. She said promoters often approach her while she's playing to recruit her for other events, but when she follows up with them, all they're interested in is hooking up. In terms of professional work, there is none. And some people are just plain mean. One night when Radics showed up to play a club set, the resident DJ realized she was a woman. He then turned to the guy next to him and started making jokes right in her face. He made her play the opening set and turned off all the computer UF student Kayla Radics plays some tunes in her home studio to prepare for upcoming gigs. You can see Radics, or Whiskey Business, open up for 12th Planet on Wednesday at Spannk nightclub. monitors so she couldn't see what and turned the monitors back on for will open for the dubstep dynamo she was doing. He sat there laugheveryone else. 12th Planet at Spannk, 21 SW Secing for a while, then kicked her off But the struggle pays off. Radics ond St., on Wednesday. Florida faces a $3.6 billion deficit HARIDOPOLOS, from page 1 sively rely on the amount of funding, but how it is used. Florida spends almost $7,000 per student, Haridopolos said, and the state should direct that money into classrooms to support teachers. Daniel Sibol, a UF freshman, expressed concern over the senator's comments on education reform. While Haridopolos discussed the importance of causing change from the bottom up for health care, Sibol said his education recommendations would embrace a top-down mentality rather than welcome teachers as important players in the decision-making process. Haridlopolos also advocated pension reform for state employees to ensure that Floridians aren't burdened with those expenses, as well as Medicaid reform similar in spirit to the national welfare reforms made in the mid-1990s. Eden Joyner, a third-year political science and public relations major, submitted a question asking for Haridopolos' stance on a bill supporting students' right to carry guns on college campuses. He didn't explicitly support the bill but admitted his sympathy as a National Rifle Association member toward the right for citizens to carry weapons. He suggested students visit Tallahassee to testify before state legislators or protest to voice their concerns about the measure. Elections are Feb. 22 and 23 BALLOT, from page 1 ty stands unanimously against it, too. He said the next step, if students vote against the implementation, is to bring the votes to administration to show that students at UF stand together in opposition. Griffin said that the referendum question was approved by the SG Supreme Court a couple of weeks ago. Students for a Democratic Society, a group of student activists, submitted the question with a petition signed by 1,511 students. According to SG election codes, a petition securing signature from no less than 2 percent of the Student Body, or 1,000 signatures for the 50,000 students at UF, is needed for a question to be put on the ballot. Dave Schneider, a member of the group and the Progress Party candidate for Student Body president, said that he feels the ballot question is the next step to make administration hear the students' voices. "I feel very, very Student strongly that the only C V nme way we will ever get rid of block tuition is to get the Student Body to fight and get involved," he said. He said that it is the biggest issue students are dealing with now at UF and that they have a right to let administration know their opinion. 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6, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 Love is in the air -or is it those droplets of water that can't decide if they're rain or fog? Either way, Valentine's Day is Monday. Whether you're looking forward to cuddling or bouts of self-loathing, buying cards or complaining about the commercialization of human emotion, we've got something to match your mood. Settle in for the even-with-all-yourangry-letters-we-know-you-still-love-us edition of. Darts & Laurels Various news outlets and the president himself got us to turn our eyes back to Egypt on Thursday. The Egyptian president was expected to step down from his office; instead, he tried to placate protesters wound up on two weeks of ire by making small concessions of power. We favor compromise in many cases, but this isn't one of them. We're chucking a we-thought-we-were-bad-at-takinga-hint DART to Hosni Mubarak. Talk about a bait and switch. Detroit's government is also letting its citizens down but we're not focusing on any political problems. Instead, we're disappointed about the city's lack of a RoboCop statue. Detroit was rumored to be considering the monument, but Mayor Dave Bing shot down the idea via Twitter. We don't care. We're giving a galvanized steel you-almost-made-uswant-to-visit-the-city-we-most-associate-with-tangiblehopelessness LAUREL to donors for a privately purchased RoboCop statue. Their prime directive: making public art awesome. If you're like us and consider playing the air guitar whenever a great song comes on, sit down. We've got some bad news for you. Collegiate rights of passage vary for each generation, but when we look back, one of ours consisted of fumbling with a plastic guitar-shaped controller, furiously hitting colored buttons with the left hand and clicking a lever with the right. That's why we felt a little empty when we heard one of our favorite video game series was ending. For reviving an interest in classic rock and letting us to play in the pretend spotlight, we're handing a hold-on-while-we-grab-ourlighters LAUREL to "Guitar Hero" creator Activision. Thanks for giving us another reason to laugh at ourselves and our friends. Of course, Gainesville's preferred way of getting people to giggle at one another is the bottle. But our drinking problem could be worse: we could be living in Scotland, where the BrewDog firm has created the latest ridiculously expensive beverage. For inventing a beverage that comes in an 11-ounce bottle but can push you over the legal limit in a gulp, we're throwing an it's-a-red-flag-when-your-beer-needsa-resealable-cap DART at Sink the Bismarck beer. They get props for the name, though. Although the debate is heated and will continue for a while, we'd like to give a thanks-for-banding-togetheron-an-issue LAUREL to UF Student Senate for voting to oppose Florida Senate Bill 234. While we understand the argument for Second Amendment rights, we are worried that the presence of legally obtained firearms on campus would lead to those guns falling into the wrong hands more frequently. That's your weekly rundown. Go enjoy some chocolate and whatever those candy hearts are made of. a ll te independent forida Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres OPINIONS EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names will be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, styie and iibei Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105 W University A or send them to PO Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion NOT \IE 4FA9D gcM-D RV'FW M RS~ g3oK Ni~ TA ME AND M T. y4 ET ::-R L F tXuW ^ -1 Fear halts crime prevention measures hese days, the talk is all about prevention. Whether it is AIDS, crime, terrorism or obesity, there is always someone lamenting how we live in a society that reacts to problems we face instead of taking measures to prevent them from happening in the first place. There is nearly universal agreement that prevention rather than reaction would be ideal. And many officials and ordinary citizens across the country feel strongly enough about the importance of prevention to raise ideas and propose measures that would help solve many of the problems faced by society. Unfortunately, when it comes to actually implementing such ideas, political ideology and personal bias inevitably cloud the issues and get in the way of changing the status quo. This week, the U.S. Congress failed to extend a provision of the Patriot Act that was designed to monitor and conduct surveillance on "lone wolf" foreign terror suspects. This was a measure that was considered very important to the U.S. intelligence community, and we will never know how many acts of terror were prevented by its passage. And yet now, because partisan politics was the order of the day, this prevention technique has been repealed. Another example is that of the constant debate over abstinence education in schools. Research and common sense both point to the fallacy of stimulating teenagers' sexual appetites during the most vulnerable and hormone-crazed part of their lives, yet many seem to think that to promote abstinence would somehow destroy society as we know it. And thus, the one step that would take us closest to teen pregnancy prevention is foiled. Finally, consider the legislation currently before the Florida Senate regarding legalization of firearms on state campuses. Many emotionally charged debates have raged over the Today's question: Do you think Detroit should install a RoboCop statue? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org past couple of weeks, during which the main issue has been muddied by both sides of the argument. Some claim that students need the ability to draw a gun on a potential assailant, while others make the case Bob Minchin that all this brandishing will result in letters@alligator org accidental shootings. Yet both sides fail to see that this is not necessarily an issue of safety but one of crime prevention. The main issue is that the mere presence of guns would prevent most violent crimes from being attempted because would-be perpetrators would know that there is always the chance of coming face-to-face with a gun carrier intent on stopping the crime. There is a reason that schools are the most common choice for violent, armed attacks. Very rarely does one hear about a shooting in a workplace or a county fair because there is always the chance that an armed, law-abiding citizen could save the day. Thirty years ago, when frat houses, dorms and pickup trucks on campuses across the fruited plain were known to contain large quantities of legal firearms, school shootings were not a problem. Only when the right to bear arms was infringed upon and guns were banned from campuses was open season declared for a madman to enter a university and take his vengeance on society. And now, when we are faced with a real opportunity to implement a proven measure of crime prevention, politics and peoples' irrational fear of firearms comes to the aid of perpetrators. Unless lawmakers begin to boldly step outside political lines and turn the widespread talk into actual action, the only thing that will be prevented is prevention itself. Bob Minchin is afourth-year electrical engineering major. His column appears on Fridays. 17% YES 83% NO 116 TOTAL VOTES Thursday's question: Do you think Gainesville is a romantic city? The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 7 Media coverage of SG candidates' actions understandable Would like to address two columns that were published Wednesday and Thursday critiquing the Alligator for covering the various events of the Progress Party and Dave Schneider. The common point that each brought up was that there are members of the UF community who volunteer, and they aren't given the front page of the newspaper, so why should the Progress Party and Dave Schneider get all the attention? I would first like to say that I respect and openly admire those active members of the UF community -it's because of you that our campus is as alive and inviting as it is. The second point I would like to bring up is that these esteemed members of our Student Body aren't currently runrung for Student Government. If we were to look at UF as a microcosm of the Urted States and draw a parallel between the two, we could observe this similarity: There are hundreds of people in both environments Michela Martinazzi who volunteer and help out. Speaking Out However, if we look at the U.S., the only people who get due attention are politicians. John Doe may go out every day and volunteer at the local hospital, but it's when the political candidates volunteer that the cameras start flashing and the reporters start gathering. It doesn't mean that John Doe's efforts are pointless and should go forgotten; it simply means that John Doe isn't trying to obtain a seat of power and isn't looking for the overwhelming responsibility of running our country. The people of the United States don't need to decide whether John Doe is a good choice to represent them, but they need to decide which politician is going to represent them. A more crass example would compare the average working man with the politician and how society deals with their respective extramarital affairs. If John Doe had an affair somewhere in Alabama, we wouldn't even bat an eyelash -we wouldn't even care. However, why did the whole nation go into an uproar when they caught wind of John Edward's, Eliot Spitzer's and, the most infamous of all, President Clinton's affairs? The simple answer is because these are men in power and these are the men whom we trust with the future our nation. When they fall, we do too. When they are dishonest, America is, too. This brings me back to our immediate environment and the current political elections. The Alligator should publish the events that the Progress Party and the Unite Party partake in because their actions are the catalysts that help the Student Body decide who is going to run our government. If there are some students who are upset because they feel one party is getting more attention than the other, my advice is that the party in the shadows needs to step up its game. Governor trying to streamline, not derail Florida education organ Watkins' subtle and professor Matheny's not-so-subtle denounceents of Gov. Scott's proposed cuts to education on the front page of Wednesday's Alligator are, in a word, wrong. As a student, I am always in support of improved education, especially in a state that, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, has performed consistently at or below the national average. However, I do not submit to the naive belief that tax dollars allocated to education are directly correlated to the teaching of our state's youth. In fact, I would contend that the bloated bureaucracies that plague public education across the U.S. utilize their funding so poorly that continuing to feed them money only contributes to the steady decline in the quality of our nation's learning relative to the rest of the world. The simple fact is that it is folly to have faith in the government's effectiveness in providing any public good. The miserable service at the Department of Motor Vehicles, the inefficiency of the U.S. Postal Service and the embarrassingly low profitability of Amtrak are all testaments to this fact. Education, however, is a special case, as we place much hope for the future success of our nation on the enlightenment of its youth Thus, many are keen to increase education funding in the hope that we will make the future better. The problem of poor education is not limited to the state of Florida. It is endemic, plaguing the overwhelming majority of school districts in the States. The most significant culprits are the teachers unions, which have made the process of improving education impossibly difficult, prioritizing members over students. Public worker unions seem an oddity in and of themselves, but the ways in which they have stood in the way of education reform move beyond the crimes of inefficiency and into the realm of actively harming students. A prime example is the unions' recalcitrant Sam Kowalczyk opposition to the atSpeaking Out tempt to introduce pnvate school vouchers in Florida. Ignoring a wildly successful, very similar program that has been in place in New Zealand since the 1970s, the Flonda Opportunity Scholarship Program was challenged in the courts and shot down in 2006, due in no small part to urnions lobbying against it since 1999. In fact, when considering New Zealand, one finds an astonishing disparity between education quality and funding that is essentially the inverse of that in America. Funding per student in New Zealand was ranked significantly below the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development mean, and yet the U.N. Human Development Index shows that its education is tied for the very best with Denmark, Finland and Australia. The success of the voucher system in New Zealand is universally accepted and is often cited as an argument in favor of implementation in Amenca, much to the irntation of teachers unions. The point here is that increased education funding simply does not translate to an increase in the quality of education, and taking up arms over a decrease in that funding is not the most appropriate response. Matheny's stated faith in the merits of increased spending exposes his desire for government expansion, despite evidence against government's role in education His remark companng Gov. Scott to an aspiring dictator of a Third World country is, reckless hyperbole aside, a contradiction. The oppression that the citizens of these "Third World state[s]" experience is due to governments with the hubris to believe that they can do everything. It is ironic, then, that Gov. Scott's efforts to scale back the government's corrupting reach, especially in an area so vital as education, inspire allusions to totalitananism. Sam Kowalczyk 3EG RISE A AINST BAD RELIGION FOUR YEAR STRONG HRNBECUKITH CONCEALED WEAPON CLASSES Guns Safes Accessories (352) 466-3340 8 mi. south of UF w .Eu c GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE Big Ron's FOR 100 11111TES Yoga College TOTAL MIND AND BODY WORKOUT An exciting, challenging, hardworking, effective yoga class, uniquely-styled latha Yoga designed t0 work every muscle, joint, gland, and organ in your body. ALL FITNESS LEVELS WELCOMED TO ANY CLASS Monday-Friday: ONLY 9:00am and 6:30pm Basic Yoga Tues & Thurs: ONLY 5:30am Saturday: 12:00 noon Saturday: 10:00am and 4:00pm Yin Yoga Sunday: 10:00am and 6:30pm Saturday: 2:00 pm Mon. & Wed. 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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 9 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished 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! 1 BR $425 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2 Move In Today/January/Fall! 1/1 from $625 1/1 LOFT from $625 2/2 from $669 *3/2 from $779 Pools Cardio Tanning Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 Pets Loved! 4-20-10-70-2 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 ww.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 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 Gainesvil[e Student Rentalsn ------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. 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 New Life Community Chapel New Life Community Chapel Westside Park Rec. Center Sundays at 10:30 AM www. newlifecommunitychapel.org phone:(352)214-4462 Chapel of the Incarnation All are Welcome! 1522 W. University Ave. Communion: 5:30pm Wed. + Sun. Morning Prayer: 8:30 weekdays ufchapelhouse.com for more info Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Student Center Your home away from home Friday Night Live! Services & Shabbat Dinner. 7:30pm Fall/Spring 352-336-5877 2021 NW 5th Ave (5 blocks north of the stadium) www.JewishGator.com Gator Wesley Center United Method Campus Min. www.gatorwesley.com Worship -Sundays @ 11a.m. Bible Study Wednesdays @ 7pm 1380 W. University Ave Grace United Methodist Sunday Worship 8, 9 & 10:45 9325 W. Newberry RD. 352-332-8770 gracefl.org cnaylor@gracefl.org www.gracepassport.org Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church "Commit thy way unto the Lord" Worship Services Sundays-9am. Sunday School-1 1:00 am Bible Study Tues. -Noon & 6pm 630 NW 2nd St Gainesville, Fla 32601 352-372-4872 Rev. Geraldine McClellan, Pastor Transportation Available Trinity United Methodist Contemporary "Trinity United Methodist ConP temporary: Fridays at 6:35pm, Sundays at 8:15, 9:40, and I11am. 4000 NW 53rd Ave. 3 7.6615 Zion Ev. Lutheran Church www.TrinityGNV.org 1700 NW 34th St. Gainesville, FL 32653 Phone: 352-376-9940 Worship: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. You are always welcome! Whfiabx Wesley United Methodist Church Sunday School 9:30am Worship (blended) 10:45am Potato bake 1st Sunday of each month. 826 NW 23rd Ave Glen Springs Glen Springs Church of Christ Experience a loving spiritual family filled with grace and God's word. Please join us on Sundays, College Bible Class: 9:00am Worship Assembly: 10:00am and Wednesday Evenings College Bible Class:7:30pm For more Info, Call 352.378.8031 or www.knowmyJesus.com University City Church of Christ Gators for Christ campus ministry college group meets at University City church on Sundays at 9am and Wednesdays at 7pm -practical application from God's word, plus service projects, large group events, free meals, and much more. (directions and events calendar at www.gatorsforchrist.org) 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 Covenant Presbyterian Church 1001 NW 98th Street "Loving God by Serving Others" www.covenantpresbyterianchurch.org -covenantpresb580@bellsouth.net Sunday Worship 10:00am Small Group Bible Studies on Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays First Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:55am College Ministry Trajectory Wednesday Nights: 7:30pm -Discipleship Studies, recreational activities, Missions and Evangelism! "Set the Trajectory of Your Life on Christ." College Cafe: Free Home cooked meal after 10:55am Service. iiW mm~ LtiMID& S 0 0 alligator 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 WID, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms avail. dalyproperties.comor 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. 5 1.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 a

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10, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 For Rent uFor Rent Roommaes Fishigs OFu nunished RommtsunishinsFrnsig 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 ww.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 352-339-2342 www.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 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com ST. CROIX APTS: $475 per Month 2BR 1BAApts 3 BLKS TO UF! 840 Sq. Ft. Large Rooms, Plenty of Parking, Central H & Air, Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed. 829 Sw 5th Avenue. CIRCE APTS: 2BR 1BAApt 3 BLKS TO UF New Carpet $450/Mo $600 Deposit Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht. 216 SW 12th Street. EFFECIENCY -2 Rooms(not bedrooms) Shared Bathroom, Window A/C Carpet, Across from UF Stadium 1830 NW 1st Avenue $295/Mo, $300 Deposit GRAD II Apts 1BR 1BA 1BLK TO UF Central H & Air, Laundry On site. $500/Mo 1236 Sw 4th Avenue $600 Deposit 2-11-11-1-2 3BR APTS 1/2 block to Tigert Hall. 1227 SW 4th Ave. 2-story brick quad, w/ 3BR apts available. Convenient, clean, & energy efficient. 3BRs for $1350/mo. August 1st. Call 352-514-5060 for appointment 2-17-11-52 Eff Barn Apt, Newberry & 143rd area, 14 Ac prop, A/C&Heat, well water, loft queen, shower bath, microwave, full size fridge, TV, washer/dryer $400 954-610-0006 Horse Board Stall or Field Extra 3-3-11-15-2 *FALL RENTAL* 4,5,6+ Bdrm Houses for Rent Call Eric @352-682-7424 Ask abt Family Discounts Immediate Move-In Available 2-17-11-5-2 Roommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 1st floor, furnished condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. IncI utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. 2 rooms avail immed. $395/mo/rm 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 2-28-10-82-4 Roommate wanted. $425/mo 4/2 2 blocks form campus. 814-440-3325 or jfidorra@hotmail.com 3-2-11-30-4 Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, poolside, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils included. $350/mo. No deposit required. 863634-1893. Available immediately. 2-14-104 1 or 2 male roommates needed. 2BRs avail in 3BR/2BA house. Close to UF campus, on bus route, large fenced-in backyard. Cent H/ AC, pets welcome. $400/mo + elec. Call 561706-5378 2-15-11-10-4 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 Female seeks roommate forfurnished house in Starke on SIR 100. $350/mo + $100 dep. 305-972-7849 cell. Call day or night. 2-1711-5-4 ZReal 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 Own 20 Acres Only $129/mo. $13,900 near growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) Lowdown, no credit checks, owner financing. Free map/pictures (866)485-4364 www.sunsetranches.com 2-11-1-5 Furnishings BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-20-10-70-6 SCRABBLE" is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada. @e2011 Hasbro. Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc All rights reserved DDDDDDD E1 O1 U1 Ti T1 P3 Pl Oi Oi O1 i1 Ti M3 F4 DDDDDDD Eil 1O1 Ti S1 B C3 E 1 1 P3 H4 B3 C3 PAR SCORE 150-160 FO BEST SCORE 228 TI Triple Word Score 3rd Letter Double RACD RACK 2 RACK 3 RACK 4 UR RACK TOTAL ME 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. 02-11 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 e~cotetes 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 4-20-1 0-70-7 OF Bicycles In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds by Linda Thistle 7 4 8 _8 2 9 7 9 6 5 8 5 51 7 1 6 4 2 3 8 5 3 2 2 1 9 1 4 5 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK: * Moderate * Challenging *** HOO BOY! 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 11 I For Sale Motorcycles, Mopeds Autos Autos Help Wanted ***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 DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A DAY? Your Own Local Candy Route 25 Machines and Candy All for $9995.00 All Major Credit Cards Accepted (877)915-8222 AINB02653 2-11-1-10 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 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 WIAutos P *FAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS S ORunning or not!@ NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS SOver 17 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @215-7987 4-20-70-12 CARS -CARS Buy@Sell@Trade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-20-70-12 WE BUY JUNK CARS Titles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 4-20-70-12 **HEADLINERS SAGGING?** POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-70-12 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS 1 Part of the deal 5 Little pieces, idiomatically 10 Benevolent group 14 Great Plains tribe 15 "Amazing!" 16 House leader during Bill's presidency 17 Soundly defeat by cheating? 20 Henri's health 21 Critical 22 Lummox 24 Maker of the LX 150 scooter 25 Gloomy Cuban? 32 Photo finish? 33 Birthplace of seven presidents 34 Drive off 35 Ardor 37 Grade that describes this puzzle's theme 40 "James and the Giant Peach" writer 41 Iroquois enemies 43 Start of a Durante refrain 45 Olympics participant since 1992, to the IOC 46 Discerning pub competitor? 50 Cheerios 51 Music store section 52 Martyred first bishop of Paris 55 Notable early student of Bela 59 What loving couples exchange? 63 ti feu: French gun 64 Carnival dance 65 Unite after a break, in a way 66 Caring 67 Magazine for horse owners 68 Sherpa's sighting DOWN 1 Mortar carriers 2 Handle for a little shaver? 3 Animal, vegetable or mineral 4 Unsettled one? 5 Head-slapper's cry 6 Scoreboard initials 7 "How adorable!" 8 Big name in dairy 9 Sports logo since 1972 10 Like cameos 11 Lascivious 12 Title river in a 1957 film that won seven Oscars 13 Eyelid malady 18 Latin lover's declaration 19 Stock term 23 Saudi royal name 24 Talking Heads song "Sax and 25 Missed out, maybe 26 Met tragedy, perhaps? 27 It merged with Piedmont in 1989 28 Playful bite 29 Swiftly 30 Jacket style popular with '60s rockers 31 Words that lead to nothing? 36 Educated 38 Game based on crazy eights 39 Card in 38-Down 42 Meager 44 Words after play or for 47 Idle 48 Where GOOG is traded 49 Canine mascot of the National Fire Protection Association 52 Badlands Natl. 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Sports FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.aIligatorSports.org Gators anxious to avenge previous loss to Tar Heels By JOHN BOOTHE Alligator Writer When she paces the sidelines Saturday against No. 3 North Carolina, coach Amanda O'Leary will do so knowing her team won't react the same way it did last year. Something goes wrong: a goal, a turnover or a penalty. Her players' headsbeginto drop, their sticks start to fall to their side, and all O'Leary can think is, "Oh, crap. You know this is not going to be good." Florida played one of its best halves of lacrosse last year on the road against then-No. 4 UNC. Down only two goals at the half, the upstart Gators looked like they had a chance to grab a marquee win against a ranked opponent for the first time in school history. Then, the Tar Heels scored. And then scored again. Soon, a 6-4 game ballooned into an 18-5 blowout, leaving the Gators to wonder how long it would take them to gain enough composure to compete in big games. O'Leary believes this team is different from the one that went 10-8 a year ago and had a losing record on the road. The Gators played last weekend in an exhibition tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C., and though they didn't get an early shot at the Tar Heels, the coach said she saw something new in her players. "It didn't snowball to the effect of last year where once we gave up one goal, we gave up five," O'Leary process of our team. One of the bigsaid. "There's a whole lot of things gest things that I saw coming out of that are involved in the maturation the weekend is that they have conUF coach Amanda O'Leary (second from right) believes this season's team, which will open its schedule Saturday against North Carolina, is different than the first-year squad that struggled with turnovers. fidence in each other." With only one upperclassman on the roster, junior transfer Caroline Cochran, the Gators don't have traditional leadership roles from older players. The team's core is made up of 16 sophomores who all saw action last season. In the buildup to this season sophomore midfielder Brittany Dashiell said the Gators have become a leadership-by-committee group that has used last year's shortcomings as motivation. "We're just really excited to get revenge on them, especially after losing last year," Dashiell said. "And I think this year we have a lot more experience and are preparing differently." During a film session Thursday to prepare for the Tar Heels, the Gators reviewed some of the problems they had early last season. Last year's starting goal keeper for Florida, sophomore Cara Canington, noticed a marketable change in the team's play from a highly frenetic, attacking style to a more matured, balanced offensive approach. By playing within themselves this season, the Gators should be able to cut down on the staple of every young team: turnovers. O'Leary said they crippled the SEE LAX, PAGE 16 Parsons' recently improved play sparked by clear mind 0 NO. 17 UF WILL PLAY TENNESSEE SATURDAY AT 6 P.M. IN GAINESVILLE. By GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer gluca@alligator org For Chandler Parsons, the key to stuffing the stat sheet appears to be clearing his head. The senior forward entered the season surrounded by hype, and his game suffered under the weight of all the expectations. But now, Parsons has unclouded his mind, and the results have been staggering. He has recorded a double-double in three straight games and will have a chance to extend that streak when No. 17 Florida (19-5, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) faces Tennessee (15-9, 5-4 SEC) on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the O'Connell Center. "You hear all that stuff, and you try to block it out and not listen to it, but maybe it did get to my head a little bit," Parsons said. "But I know I'm doing my best to block out all that stuff, even right now." Parsons was a Preseason First-Team AllSEC selection, and there were even some rumblings that he would contend for SEC Player of the Year. The expectations many placed on the senior were boosted even further by his Parsons personality, as people fell in love with the architect of last season's two memorable buzzer-beaters. Parsons even received attention from the national media, as he appeared in ESPN's top SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16 Florida jumpers thrive under esteemed coach By JOE MORGAN Alligator Writer For Will Claye, Omar Craddock and Christian Taylor, qualifying for the NCAA meet at season's end isn't a big deal -it's expected. It comes with the territory when working with a jumps coach like Dick Booth. Booth, currently in his second season with the Gators, has coached 47 individual national champions, 142 All-Americans and 11 Olympians since starting his career at Arkansas in 1978. "I've been fortunate enough throughout my career to have that opportunity (to coach talented athletes), but maybe not a better group than this," Booth said. "These guys could be historical in what they accomplish as a group. One of those naTrack tional titles belongs to Taylor, who won the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships under Booth's tutelage last season. "He's great because he's someSEE TRACK, PAGE 16 0 Check out alligatorSports.org this weekend for the latest installment of the alligatorSports Video Show, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at ESPN College GameDay. Today's question: Which Florida spring sport's opening day are you most excited for? E The Southeastern Conference announced its 2010 Fall Academic Honor Roll on Wednesday, and 19 Gators were listed based on grades from the previous three semesters. 0 Check out our website for a notebook on the No. 1 Gators baseball team and a story on the No. 2 women's tennis team's upcoming matches against No. 4 UNC and No. 6 Duke.

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14, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 Tennessee pulls away from Florida for blowout victory By MATT WATTS Alligator Writer The Gators knew the first step to upsetting a top-five team was to play their ugly brand of basketball. It wasn't enough. Florida held the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer in check, but it couldn't do enough offensively as Tennessee ran away with a 61-39 victory in Knoxville, Tenn., on Thursday. Florida (14-12, 4-8 SEC) shot 25 percent from the floor, including 4 zero in the first four minutes of Entering the contest, Butler talkfor 20 from beyond the arc. UF had the second half, and Tennessee reed about valuing every possession a number of open looks, especially sponded with a and paying attention to detail. early, but struggled to knock them 21-4 run that put Florida, down by nine at the down. Tennessee (23-2, 11-0 SEC) also started cold, shooting 9 of 27 in the first half, but Florida couldn't capitalize. After pulling within four with just more than seven minutes to the game out of reach. "We started the second half as if we didn't expect them to break, kept it relatively close by limiting turnovers and preventing easy points in transition. But UF fell apart in the second half. The Gators turned it over 16 ability to sustain the focus that we needed to execute the game plan," Butler said. Guards Deana Allen and Jaterra Bonds combined for 10 of the Gators' 24 giveaways and shot 5 of 22 from the floor. Bonds led the team in scoring (10 points) and rebounding (six). She played 32 minutes after starter Lanita Bartley got try and come times in the final 20 minutes, alinto foul trouble early. go in the first half, the Gators went out and make a statement," coach lowing the Volunteers to beat them "We didn't even come close to cold. Amanda Butler said. "I felt like over the top for easy scores. what we needed to do," Butler said. They scored four points over that was the difference in the ball "I'm just really disappointed "You're not going to beat anybody the next 11 minutes, including game." in our second half and our lack of in this league with 24 turnovers." Gators look to new leaders 0 BOB VAN OVERBEEK HAS TAKEN ON AN EXPANDED ROLE FOR THE GATORS. By THOMAS NASSIFF Alligator Writer Leadership is crucial in all college sports, whether it comes from an experienced senior or an emerging young star. It is an essential quality for teams formed of players ranging in age from 18 to 22, and the youth of the No. 7 Florida men's tennis team has made its leaders invaluable to the program. While most people view senior Alexandre Lacroix as the team's emotional leader, younger players have begun to take on an increased role. That includes sophomore Bob van Overbeek, a Boca Raton native who came to UF as a bluechip recruit ranked seventh overall by tennisrecruiting.net. During his freshman spring, van Overbeek played singles on Court 4 and racked up a 9-1 record in the Southeastern Conference en route to being named to the SEC All-Freshman team. Heading into the 2010-11 campaign, van Overbeek received his first singles ranking as the No. 52 player in the nation when dual match play started in January. As a sophomore, van Overbeek has been asked to do much more for his team. His work ethic over winter break helped him come into the spring season with a booming serve, which he rode to an 11-game singles win streak. "Coming into this year, I knew I was going to have a little more responsibility," van Overbeek said. "We only have one senior and one junior, so Sekou [Bangoura Jr.] and Nassim [Slilam] knew we were going to be asked to do a little more." Van Overbeek's streak came to an end Sunday at FSU, as he moved up to Court 2 for the first time and fell to No. 37 Clint Bowles. The move up to Court 2 was a big step for van Overbeek, who said he and fellow sophomore Bangoura would be switching between Courts 2 and 3 for most of the season. It's van Overbeek's work ethic and selfless mentality that give him an edge in competition and make him a strong fit for a leadership role. He will be called upon this weekend as the Gators travel to face No. 16 Illinois on Saturday. "The main goal, no matter what court I'm playing on or who I'm playing against, is just to get as many individual wins as possible to help the team," van Overbeek said. "I'm not as worried about my own ranking, but getting wins for the team is the most important thing." UF to host home meet By ALEX PECKHAM Alligator Writer After losing its top two golfers from last season, the Florida men's golf team wasn't expected to compete on a national level this year. With the team relying on sophomores who saw little action during their first year in Gainesville, expectations were low. But Tyler McCumber, Phillip Choi and Tommy Mou helped the Gators earn a No. 3 national ranking and the top spot on the leaderboard at the JU Invitational two weeks ago. The Gators will face a much stronger field at this weekend's Gator Invitational than they did at the JU Invitational. UF's stiffest competition will come from rival Florida State and Southeastern Conference foes No. 8 LSU and No. 10 Auburn, two of the three teams that have beaten Florida since the fall season began. McCumber and Choi finished in the top eight, while Mou rebounded from early struggles to come in 19th. The trio has earned the confidence of Florida coach Buddy Alexander, who said that he hasn't been all that surprised by their emergence. "The biggest jump in improvement is usually between the freshman and sophomore year," AlexanGolf der said. "They figure out time management and how to work on their games. "That's when their maturation process really evolves the most." 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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 15 Just Warming Up Climate, facilities help ignite UF's recruiting By JOHN BOOTHE Alligator Writer king members of the Gators lacrosse team why they chose to come to Florida is like trying to make small talk with a stranger. The conversation always starts with the weather. One of the biggest advantages for No. 17 Florida, a growing, secondyear program, is the fact it is one of only a handful of teams in Division-I lacrosse that doesn't have to deal with snowfall every year. Recruits are sold on the fact they can practice and play outside during the winter when their families and friends up north are still shoveling driveways. Caroline Cochran wasn't initially recruited by Florida out of her high school in Maryland. The No. 15 recruit in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse, was a senior in 2008, and the Gators didn't start offering scholarships until a year later. So, the two-time high school All-American ended up at Virginia, where she played attacker sparingly in five games as a freshman. "I love everyone at UVA, I'm still really close with all of my friends, but it wasn't the right place for me," she said. Seeking a fresh start at a new school, she began looking for a way out. Cochran learned UF coach Amanda O'Leary was heavily recruiting in her home state. The coach would eventually get 17 recruits to commit out of Maryland. Some of them were Cochran's friends. After taking their visits to Gainesville, they started giving the sophomore positive feedback on what they saw during their trip. "My friends from home were coming here, and they were like, 'You should go look at it. It's really awesome.' So, I came down here and fell in love with it right away," Cochran said. "It was actually my first place I looked, and I committed a couple days later." Florida's resources have given the team an enviable advantage in attracting recruits, even in its first two years as a program. No other school in the country that carries men's or women's lacrosse has a complex and stadium devoted solely to the sport, let alone one that cost $15 million to build like Donald R. Dizney Stadium. "Just the whole idea of how important the student-athlete is and how well they are taken care of here, I think, resonated through the freshman that were already here and the college lacrosse world," O'Leary said. The Weather's Fine Cochran said most people are sold on UF's combination of the new facilities, expensive Nike equipment and, most importantly, the appealing climate. During the winter months, the Gators were one of the few teams in the U.S. able to practice outside. O'Leary said she talked to coaches from schools in the Northeast who were still stuck indoors due to snow storms. Almost a third of all DivisionI teams (30 out of 91) that play women's lacrosse reside in either New York or Pennsylvania. So far this winter, both states have been covered with a combined 95 inches of snow in their biggest cities, New York City and Pittsburgh. Most snowbound teams must head south to play exhibition tournaments just to getback into playing form each season. Meanwhile, the comparatively mild winters in Florida allow the Gators to start practicing earlier and closer to home. Cochran said several of her former teammates from Virginia called during a tournament in Orlando last week exclaiming how jealous they were that she was having 70-degree days this time of year. Redshirt freshman Erin Graziano was at Syracuse last year before an injury derailed her season, leading her to transfer to Gainesville. The New Jersey native also listed the weather as the main reason she chose UF over other schools. "Initially it was the location," she said. "I mean, who doesn't want to play lacrosse in Florida?" Graziano admitted that leaving Syracuse for Gainesville was a big risk. Usually transfers rarely commit to an inexperienced and untested program like Florida when their last collegiate stop ended poorly. Instead, they choose to go to an established, safer one -usually closer to home. After O'Leary reeled in the nation's No. 1 recruiting class last year, Graziano said the good press about the Gators sounded too appealing to ignore, and she let the coach know she would like to head down. The Gators have lured in four transfers the past two years, including Cochran and Graziano. Entering its second full season of NCAA play, UF has leaned on them to provide stability when inexperience catches up with the team in close games. "It was just in the back of my head that, 'OK we might be able to attract some of these kids that are already enrolled at other institutions that may not be happy,"' O'Leary said. While it took Graziano, a midfielder, some time to mesh with her new teammates in the locker room and on the field, she said she never felt out of place. In her opinion, the biggest difference between Syracuse and Florida is how the athletes are treated by their peers and fans. "Florida as an overall atmosphere is very welcoming," she said. "Everyone has pride for their school and stuff, which is a huge change. "I'm still friends with everyone at Syracuse, but the whole atmosphere here is just great." Florida junior Caroline Cochran is one of four players to transfer to UF in just two seasons. She left Virginia last year to join the Gators. Come On Down Graziano isn't alone. Florida has the luxury of being a destination other schools in nonconference play want to visit because of the Gators' facilities and location. When teams traveled to Gainesville last season, O'Leary said some refused to use the visiting locker room in the Florida Lacrosse Facility not because it was insufficient, but because it was too nice compared to what they had back home. Instead, they decided to change at a nearby hotel. Florida's scheduling for this season slates them for 11 home games and only five on the road. From Feb. 20 to March 26, nine games will be in straight succession at home against nonconference opponents and co-American Lacrosse Conference member Ohio State. O'Leary expects the monthlong homestand to be a huge boost for a second-year team that finished 3-6 on the road last season. No. 2 Northwestern will also have to come to Gainesville this year after the Gators lost to the national runner-up by 14 goals in last season's finale. "We got all of the jitters out last year," Cochran said. "We're going to be a lot more prepared this time." The Host/Hostess will be arrested for allowing underage people to GatorWell Health Promotion Services: gatorwell.ufsa. ufl.edu As Florida closed its inaugural season, the team ran into a brick wall of tough competition. UF gave up 62 goals in its last five games leading to four losses, including three against conference opponents. In the fall, the Gators continued to struggle through their October exhibition schedule. Though stats and scores weren't kept, Graziano recalls getting "kind of killed" by Duke at a tournament in Durham, N.C. But last weekend, in another preseason tune-up in North Carolina against the Blue Devils, the Gators performed at a much higher level, dropping a close game 8-6. "You can just see that everyone's growing up and what's to come for this season," she said. Florida has built a strong foundation for a run at a postseason berth with the way its recruited and scheduled the past two years. The team's 2010 campaign came up short due to inexperience in the locker room and a lack of leadership on the field, which led to a 1-4 mark in conference play. Without those wins against ALC opponents, the Gators can not compete for a national championship. They will be at home in May, enjoying the Florida weather. ALTERNATOR, ST RTERS&BATTERES IO0FF ANY REPAIR OR SERVICE 378-4440 VItT 0 % WE'VE GOT EVERY5THING. 40-70-%po OFF Oaks Mall Plaza next to Stride Rite (352) 335 -4814

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16, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 Donovan, Muschamp willing to let Brissett play two sports for Florida HOOPS, from page 13 10 plays of the year and was selected as its "Voice of the Conference." "A lot of times what happens is when you're a good player in today's day and age, there's a maturity that you have to have to deal with the expectations," Donovan said. "There's so much stuff that distracts these guys and can be around these guys and can get in their heads." Parsons has recently made great strides to block out all of those outside factors and is "playing with a clear head," according to Donovan. UF's coach cites Parsons' shot selection as one sign of his improvement. The senior is now taking shots he might have passed up earlier in the season. Where he may have previously tried to force an extra pass or a drive to the basket, Parsons is currently taking everything in stride. "1 realized just let the game come to me, Parsons said. "I'm going to take what the defense gives me, but at the same time, I'm being aggressive. DONOVAN OPEN TO USING BRISSETT: Donovan said Thursday he would consider giving a spot on the UF basketball roster to Jacoby Brissett, a four-star quarterback signee from Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer High. af Although Donovan acMe knowledged it would be e s difficult for Brissett to learn Basketball the system after missing five months of practice and workouts, he said the two-sport star has the talent to contribute at Florida if he were to focus on basketball. "As far as I'm concerned, and talking to (UF football coach) Will (Muschamp), if he wants to be a part of our team, he's more than welcome to do that," Donovan said. UF takes new attitude to UNC L from page 13 team last season in big games the Gators had 10 more than the Tar Heels when they last met. But during last weekend's preseason games, O'Leary said she saw fewer mistakes and didn't notice a single penalty. "Clearly we're better in certain aspects in our game, and that certainly being the turnovers," she said. "We had far fewer than we had in the past and I also think there's a different attitude out there which I think is unique in that I didn't see it last year." Despite the positive outlook from coaches and players, the Gators are picked to place fourth in the American Lacrosse Conference behind national runner up No. 2 Northwestern, No.11 Vanderbilt and a No. 15 Penn State team that Florida beat 13-11 last April. A win on the road against the Tar Heels, who are coming off the best run in school history after going 33-8 over the past two years, would be the first step toward respect and a bid to the national tournament for the Gators. Thr Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff UF senior forward Chandler Parsons has recorded three consecutive double-doubles after struggling with lofty expectations at the start of the season. ee Gators named to Bowerman watch list TRACK, from page 13 body that's always going to keep you on your toes," Taylor said. "There's never a dull moment with him." Although these jumpers expected to automatically qualify for the NCAA meet, they are pleased with their efforts so far. "It's good to know that I'm in the meet, but I'm not going to sit back," Claye said. "Last year I didn't make it to nationals, so I feel like this is going to be a good year for me." Claye, who transferred to Florida from Oklahoma lastAugust, won the triple jump at the 2009 Outdoor NCAA Championship meet. Craddock, a sophomore, will be competing in his first indoor NCAA meet after posting a personal-best 16.19m/53-1.50 in the triple jump at the Nittany Lion Challenge on Jan. 15. "I work with two of the best jumpers in the nation," Craddock said. "That's pretty much my motivation to get out here, keep going, and trying to get on their level." Automatic-qualifying marks in the season's first three meets haven't been the Florida's jumpers only accomplishments this season. Claye and Taylor, along with sprinter Jeff Demps, were named to the most recent watch list for The Bowerman award, an honor that Taylor describes as the "Heisman" of track and field. UF is the only school with more than one athlete in contention for the honor. "I haven't won it yet, but it's an honor to be on the list," Claye said. "But it's just an Taylor award. I still have to go out there and compete." Florida will travel to three different locations this weekend: the Tyson Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.), the Iowa State Classic (Ames, Iowa), and the Husky Classic (Seattle, Wash.). A ~ SUNTRUS GATORIVIAON Enter to win a set of golf clubs! 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20, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 Gators not intimidated by hostile B nfl cf n cv C 'tC C ~rt t ~said, it will be their first time seeing her Georgia expects se/l-out crowd compete. By ALLISON BANKO Her mother's side of the family stems While Johnson has some familiarity in Alligator Writer from Georgia and will be in attendance to Georgia, it will be the first time her roomcheer her on. For some of them, Johnson mate and freshman all-arounder Mackenzie Georgia fans are known as merciless diehards, infamous for antagonizing, booing and even barking at the visiting Gators. That's the one thing guaranteed when Florida competes against the Bulldogs, and it doesn't have a lick to do with competition. The Gators will be faced with a soldout crowd of more than 10,000 on Saturday at 4 p.m., as Stegeman ColiGymnastics seum will likely be filled LO iLS maximum capacity. "I hear they have a bit of a rowdy crowd," sophomore Marissa King said. "We just kind of have to focus on ourselves. Hopefully in the end, they'll turn around and will be applauding us rather than booing us." Freshman all-arounder Alaina Johnson will find comfort knowing there will be at least a few Gators fans nestled among the sea of red and black. Florida sophomore gymnast Marissa King said the Gators must focus on their ow formances as they head to Athens, Ga., to face a rowdy, unforgiving Bulldogs cr tor Staff n perowd. uildogs fans Caquatto will have been to the state. Though Caquatto said she loves to travel, the Southeastern Conference Freshman Gymnast of the Week expects it to be a challenge because of the packed house. "We're just going to try to stay focused on what we're doing," Caquatto said. "Try to focus on our skills and try to block them out as best we can, stay tight as a team and not let our mind wander into things that they're saying." Sophomore Ashan6e Dickerson said the coaching staff has been preparing the team all week for the rambunctious fans. Coach Rhonda Faehn added that the negativity the Bulldogs crowd hurls at them is far greater than any other venue due to the heated rivalry between the two schools. "It's just very strong," Faehn said. "We don't find that when we go to Utah. The fans there are very nice. Despite the distractions the Dawgs fans will provide, Faehn said the experience will end up being beneficial for her team. "We need our athletes to compete in those environments for them to learn .and to test their mental strength so that it's a learning experience," she said. "If they're able to handle it, well then, that's a great sign." UF SWIMMING Florida to host SEC Diving Championships this weekend By MELISSA PENDER Alligator Writer The Southeastern Conference's top divers will hope tomake a splash at the O'Connell Center when the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships begin this weekend. The swimming and diving championships are usually held simultaneously, but since Florida is hosting both events this year, the competitions had to be separate. BEST JEWELRY AND LOAN 523 NW 3rd Ave (352) 371-4367 Pawn Brokecrs EMPOINER YOOR BUSINESS. Advertise in the country's largest college newspaper. With a daily circulation of 35,000 and a daily readership of 50,000, reach every market in Gainesville. Contact us at [352] 376.4482. alliga.or "The divers get a real spotlight versus being caught in the middle of the meet," coach Gregg Troy said. Divers have been warming up in preparation for today's men's 1-meter and women's 3-meter. The men's 3-meter and the women's 1-meter are tomorrow and both platform competitions are Sunday. Diving coach Donnie Craine said he has high hopes for both teams, adding that the women have to look out for No. 2 Georgia and No. 3 The e tWBar & QriT HOUsU Always 18 &Up Auburn. Craine also said the men's teams to beat are No. 3 Auburn and No. 8 Tennessee. "I'm just trying to practice like I compete so that I can compete like I practice." Monica Dodson UF senior diver He said the Gators have a great chance to excel and have been practicing in a meet style by running S I I through a list and scoring their dives. Senior Monica Dodson and junior Kaylee Doback will represent the No. 8 women's swimming and diving team. Dodson achieved her second-best career 3-meter dive Jan. 29 against Tennessee. "All the SEC divers are great competition," she said. "I'm just trying to practice like I compete so that I can compete like I practice." U The No. 5 men are represented by senior Jon Speed, junior Anthony Lewark and freshmen Chris Jones and Mike Lewark. The younger Lewark said the Gators hope their home-pool advantage pays dividends. "My goals are to do every dive I can as best as I can possibly do it, hopefully reach the finals," he said. 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