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VOLUME 105 ISSUE 35




VOLUME 105 ISSUE 35


Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesvlle, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011


Voter turnout up on first day of SG election


Elise Goirdano/ Alligator
Sophomore Ashley Elsishans votes at the Reitz Union on Tuesday night for the Student Government elec-
tions. More than 500 people showed up to the Reitz voting location alone.


By HANNAH WINSTON
Alligator Writer

One day of voting down and
one more day of fliers, stickers
and the million-dollar question,
"Have you voted?"
In the first day of Student Gov-
ernment elections, 5,532 students
did vote on Tuesday, according to
Supervisor of Elections Amanda
Griffin.
On the first day of elections last
spring, 5,289 students voted.
This semester's ballot includes
the executive and Student Senate
candidates along with a referen-
dum question about whether or
not block tuition should be imple-
mented at UE.
If implemented, block tuition
would charge students a flat-rate
tuition for 15 credit hours, no mat-
ter how many they are actually
taking.
James Burns was one of the
voters with block tuition in mind.
The senior .:i n.i,,,..1.._ - major said
the major reason he voted was
because he thinks block tuition is
wrong.
He said even though he is
graduating, he doesn't think it's
fair that any student should have


to pay for 15 credit hours.
Both the Unite Party and Prog-
ress Party are against block tu-
ition.
Cecelia Hardwick, spokes-
woman for the Unite Party, said
that the first day seemed to have
a huge turnout.
She said she thought the ques-
tion of block tuition really helped
bring students out.
"Everyone is really excited and
we're aiming to talk to as many
people as possible," she said.
"We want students to understand
what we're about and what we've
accomplished in the past."
On Tuesday, Phoebe Evans
voted
Student Government in her
Elections f i r s t
Stu -
dent Body election.
The first-year health-science
major said the issue that brought
her to the polls was online voting.
"You can only vote at certain
places," she said. "And it's unfair
to those off campus."
She said from what she under-
stood, the Progress Party wants to
implement it.
Progress Party representatives
were not available for comment.


UF ACADEMICS

UF named third-best



value for public schools


By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Writer

UF students may be dropping serious
dollars on tuition hikes, but they're getting
the third-best bang for their buck in the
country.
The Princeton Review ranked UF third
among public universities on its Best Value
Colleges for 2011 list, which included 100
schools.
It's the first time UF has cracked the top
10 according to UF spokesman Steve Or-
lando.
The top 100 schools on the list include
50 private and 50 public universities, with
the University of Virginia taking the top


spot for public colleges and Swarthmore
College ranking number one among the
private ones.
The list was compiled based on schools'
cost of attendance, financial aid and aca-
demics.
Thomas Goldkamp, a UF senior, came
to the school partly because of the financial
aid he was offered.
"I'm from New Orleans, so when I came
from out of state it was a big deal for me
because they gave me a good scholarship,"
he said.
He wasn't surprised the school made the
list but was surprised it was ranked so high
given the financial aid cuts students have
SEE RANKING, PAGE 5


The Princeton Review "Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges for 2011"


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sive onslaught with
a 4-for-5 outing as
the No. 1 Gators
baseball team
cruised past Florida
Atlantic 13-2 on
Tuesday night.
See Story, Page 16.


Fight over Girl Scout cookies leads to arrest in Naples
NAPLES - A brawl between room- her repeatedly with a board and then a
mates over Girl Scout cookies led to as- sign.
sault charges against one of them. Police say the roommate's husband
According to the Naples Daily News, tried to separate them.
the Collier County Sheriff's Office reports The roommate said she gave the cook-
that 31-year-old Hersha Howard woke ies to Howard's children.
up her roommate early Sunday and ac- Howard is charged with aggravated
caused her of eating her Thin Mints. battery with a deadly weapon and aggra-
They argued and deputies say it vated assault with a deadly weapon. She
turned physical with Howard chasing was released Monday on $10,000 bail.
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2, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011

News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Student Government Elections
Today, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Various locations on campus
sg.ufl.edu

Plaza Takeover
Today, 12:30 p.m.
Plaza of the Americas
Due to popular demand,
Hip Hop Collective is go-
ing to take over the Plaza of
the Americas. Bboys, Bgirls,
Emcees, DJs, singers and
beat-boxers will gather from
around town for an all-out
jam session. This will be a
great way to gain hands-on
experience with what true
hip-hop culture is really
about. Music won't be on-
hand, so any instruments or
beat boxing will be greatly
appreciated.

RUB Entertainment Presents
Comedian Ben Kronberg
Today, 8 p.m.
Orange & Brew
With Jimmy Kimmel Live,
Last Call with Carson Daily,
and even two appearances
on ABC's "Wipeout" to his
credit, this man clearly has
a sense of humor. Come
out to laugh the night away
as Kronberg shakes up the
house with his clever one-lin-
ers, catchy songs and unique
brand of self-deprecating
dark comedy.

A Spring of Hope
Today, 9 p.m.
TCBY on Southwest 34th
Street
The UF chapter of A Spring of
Hope, a nonprofit organiza-
tion, is having its first fund-
raiser of the semester. Come
out to join a great cause and
raise awareness and money to
build a well in South Africa.
For more information, go to
aspringofhope.org.

Reduce Your Use: Crochet Your
Own Coffee Koozie
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Reitz Union Room 363
The Office of Sustainability
is partnering with RUB and


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Musical Instruments
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reduce waste on campus.
Come out to learn how to
crochet your own coffee
sleeve and reduce waste.
No previous crochet expe-
rience is needed, and ma-
terials will be provided.
Supplies and room capac-
ity are limited, so get there
early. For more information
on the REthink program,
visit sustainable.ufl.edu/
rethink.

Theatre Strike Force improve
marathon
Friday, noon to midnight
Orange & Brew
Students are encouraged
to donate, and all proceeds
will be given to to Relay for
Life.

5th Annual North Florida
Crossword Puzzle
Tournament
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Norman Hall, Terrace
Room
Open to puzzlers of all
interest levels. Discount
for student registration.
Winner will receive a trip
to Nationals in Brooklyn,
N.Y.
All proceeds benefit
Caleb's Pitch. To register or
for more information, visit
calebspitch.org or call 352-
215-5440.

2nd Annual Kanapaha 5K-9 &
One Mile Pup Run/Walk
Saturday, 9 a.m.
The Pledge 5 Foundation is
hosting a 5K and one-mile
race benefitting Gainesville
Pet rescue.
Advanced registration is
$20, and on-site registra-
tion is $35. Registration
includes a T-shirt, Doggy
Gift Bag and refreshments.


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Awards will be provided
for place finishers, and all
routes are nonpaved and
paw friendly.

Gainesville Rugby Club 5th
Annual Poker Run
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Gator City
The Gainesville Hogs are
hosting the fifth-annual
poker run. The best hand
at the end of the night wins
$100. For more details go to
gainesvillerugbyclub.com.

Through Their Eyes: The
Rhythms of West Africa
March 2, 11:45 a.m.
UF International Center
This presentation will feature
Mohamed Dacosta, a profes-
sor with the Department of
Theatre and Dance and the
Center of African Studies.
Come out and learn more
about the music of West
Africa from one of the few
practice-based cultural au-
thorities on the traditional
performing arts of Africa
currently living in the U.S.

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Happening" in the subject
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the paper. Press releases will
not appear in the paper.

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accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at 352-376-4458
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Food expert discusses challenges of world food supply


By KRISTEN WASKO
Alligator Contributing Writer

As the world's population
grows daily so does the world's de-
mand for food, a World Food Prize
laureate said during a presentation
Tuesday.
Gebisa Ejeta, a distinguished
professor of plant breeding and
genetics and international agricul-
tural at Purdue University, spoke
to a crowd of about 200 at Emerson
Alumni Hall.
Born and raised in a small Ethio-
pian village, Ejeta, who was intro-
duced as a "rock star of agricul-
ture," said he believes that in order
to bring about world peace, world
hunger must be addressed.
Ejeta split his presentation into
two parts. The first covered the is-
sues facing society regarding food
production.
The second focused on the chal-
lenges facing developing countries
such as those on the African conti-
nent.
Throughout both parts, Ejeta
emphasized the overlying issue of
poverty.

LOCAL


Among those in attendance at
Tuesday's presentation was UF
President Bernie Machen.
The challenges Ejeta discussed
included a growing population, de-
forestation, climate change, water
shortages and a lack of agricultural
education. Ejeta said he believes
technology is part of the answer to
meeting the world's projected dou-
bling demand of food.
Another part of the answer, he
said, lies in education.
He said that while developing
countries have seen a rise in school
attendance,
Environmental he worries
Issues that the qual-
ity of their
education may not be sufficient.
Ejeta said he wants to focus on net-
working young African scientists
and mentors who can inspire them.
While the list of challenges fac-
ing the agricultural industry is
daunting and appears to be some-
what overwhelming, Ejeta remains
hopeful.
"We can still rise up to the chal-
lenges and face them head on," he
said.


Dana Burke/ Alligator Staff
Gebisa Ejeta, distinguished professor and 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, speaks in Emerson Alumni
Hall on Tuesday afternoon.


UF student hit by bus downtown


By KAT BEIN
Alligator Staff Writer

A UF student was taken to Shands at UF on Tuesday
morning after she was hit by a Regional Transit System
bus on West University Avenue, having suffered non-
life-threatening injuries.
Natasha Schoultz, a 21-year-old journalism junior,
was standing on the south side of the curb in front of
the Florida Theatre, 233 W. University Ave., and stepped
off the curb into the street, Gainesville Police Department


spokeswoman Tscharna Senn said.
At that moment, an RTS bus was heading east going
about 30 miles per hour. It was unable to stop in time,
hitting Schoultz.
Police and traffic homicide investigators arrived at
about 1:53 a.m. Schoultz, who suffered some serious in-
juries to her face, was taken to Shands at UF for medical
evaluation.
Doctors determined that Schoultz's injuries weren't
life-threatening, though she was still in the hospital as
of press time.


Max Reed/ Alligator Staff
Medics attend to journalism major Natasha Schoultz after she was struck by a bus when crowds of people dis-
persed from a concert on West University Avenue on Monday night.


Borders to close


Gainesville store

By KRISTIN LOPOPOLO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Borders will close its Gainesville store be-
cause the company filed for Chapter 11 bank-
ruptcy reorganization Wednesday.
Twenty-six employees, many who are part-
time, work at the Gainesville store at 6837
Newberry Road. They heard the bad news the
same day the business announced its decision
to close.
Mary Davis, the company's spokeswoman,
said it will close before May 1.
Nicole Vassallo, a 20-year-old UF sopho-
more, said she is disappointed the store is clos-
ing because she studied there every week.
"I'm sorry to see the store go," she said.
The store opened in November 1999 but was
placed on Borders' list of "underperforming
stores" that must close to make
Local the company profitable.
News Of the company's 642 stores
nationwide, 200 are closing due
to lack of sales, Davis said.
The Gainesville store is currently selling
books 20 to 40 percent off.
Davis said the company expects the dis-
counts to increase throughout the month until
the store is closed. All sales will be final.
David Denslow, an economics professor
at UF, said the increase of sales in electronic
books on iPads and Nooks caused the store's
downfall.
He said people use the Internet to find infor-
mation about books, and now there is no need
for in-store clerks.
Davis said the organization is currently
looking for options for the employees who are
losing their jobs.






WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5


ACADEMICS

GRE overhaul to place emphasis on reasoning skills


By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Writer

The GRE has been marked for
death.
The current test, which is the
standard examination for admis-
sion into most graduate programs,
will be replaced with a revised
version Aug. 1, adding new ques-
tion types and an extra hour to the
test's length.
The revised test will place
heavier emphasis on higher rea-
soning skills. The test will also
take about four hours to complete
instead of the current three-hour
length, said Lee Weiss, director of
graduate programs for Kaplan Test
Prep.
The Verbal Reasoning section
will emphasize reading compre-
hension and higher-level thinking
skills, while the Quantitative Rea-
soning section will include more
data analysis and real-life scenario
questions.
Some question types, such as
analogies, will die with the current
version of the test, but new ones
will rise to take their place.


The computer version of the
new GRE will allow test-takers to
edit or change answers and tag
questions they want to return to
later, according to the Educational
Testing Service website.
For students who balk at the
idea of answering math questions
by hand, the new test will also in-
clude an on-screen calculator.
"It's more up to date and more
relevant for business schools be-
cause there's more data analysis
and the math questions are busi-
ness-related," said Syed Safdar Ka-
zmi, a finance senior at UF.
Kazmi said he may take the new
GRE without taking the GMAT be-
cause it will better test the skills he
will need in a graduate-level busi-
ness program than the current ver-
sion does.
"I can kill two birds with one
stone [with the new GRE]."
However, the new test comes
with drawbacks. Those who take
the new test in August will not
receive their scores until mid-No-
vember because the results can't
be calculated until enough people
have taken the test, Weiss said.


Those facing early fall deadlines
won't have GRE scores to include
in their application unless they
take it before Aug. 1.
Students who plan to apply to
graduate or business school next
year should sign up for the current
GRE as soon as possible to guar-
antee a testing spot this summer,
Weiss said.
Those applying with Janu-
ary deadlines may also not have
enough time to retake the GRE for
a higher score if they take the new
test, he said. The new test can only
be taken once every 60 days, com-
pared to the current GRE's limit of
one test session every 30 days or
each calendar month.
Those who plan to apply to
graduate school in the next few
years have a unique opportunity to
choose which version of the GRE
they want to take, he said. Those
interested in taking the current ver-
sion can do so before August and
can submit their scores to graduate
schools for up to five years.
"It's a great opportunity to de-
cide which is the better test for
you," Weiss said.


Old GRE
* Verbal Reasoning
-Antonyms, analogies
- Reading Comprehension
* Quantitative:
- Tests arithmetic, geometry,
algebra, data analysis
- No on-screen calculator
* Analytical Writing:
- Two essays
- Choice of topics
* Scoring (Verbal/Quantitative):
- 200 - 800
- 10-point increments
* Scoring (Writing):
-0-6
- Half-point increments


New GRE
* Verbal Reasoning
- Higher-level thinking skills
- No antonyms, analogies
- Fill in the blank questions
* Quantitative:
- Emphasis on data interpreta-
tion, real-life scenarios
- On-screen calculator
- Fill-in-the-blank questions
- Multiple choice questions may
have several correct answers
* Analytical Writing:
- Two essays
- One topic given
* Scoring (Verbal/Quantitative):
- 130 - 170
- 1-point increments
* Scoring (Writing):
-0-6
- Half-point increments


Reggae singer Buju Banton


found guilty in cocaine case


* HE FACES AT LEAST 15 YEARS IN PRISON.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

TAMPA - Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju
Banton was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to set up
a cocaine deal in 2009, a verdict that elicited anguish
and disbelief among supporters in a crowded court-
room and from other artists in his native Jamaica.
A federal jury deliberated for 11 hours over two
days on the fate of Banton, who won a Grammy last
week for best reggae album for his work entitled
"Before the Dawn." He was found guilty of three of
four charges, and his attorney said he's facing at least
15 years in prison.
The 37-year-old Banton, whose given name is
Mark Myrie, remains wildly popular in Jamaica,
and the trial - his second over the drug accusations
- was packed with supporters that included other
well-known reggae artists. The first trial ended in a
mistrial last year after the jury deadlocked.
The tall, dreadlocked singer didn't react when a
clerk read the verdict on Tuesday. He stood, hugged
his attorneys, then turned around and blew kisses
to his supporters in the courtroom and told them:
"Thank you." A woman yelled out "We love you,
Bujuj" as U.S. marshals led him away.
"Obviously we are all upset and disappointed and
emotional," said Banton's attorney, David Markus
of Miami. "The only person who seems to be OK is
Buju. He told us he was happy that he fought, know-
ing he was innocent."
Markus said he plans to appeal the conviction and
will file a motion to try to get Banton out of jail on
bond in the meantime.
Banton was found guilty of conspiracy to possess
with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a
firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense
and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking
offense. He was acquitted of attempted possession
with the intent to distribute cocaine.
No date has been set for his sentencing.
Assistant U.S. Attorney James Preston argued


during trial that Banton portrayed himself as a bro-
ker of drug deals in several conversations with a con-
fidential informant. Preston said Banton thought he
was getting involved in a "no-risk" deal in which he
would introduce a friend to a confidential informant,
and then later collect money from drug transactions.
Prosecutors acknowledge that Banton did not put
any money into the drug deal, nor did he ever profit
from it. Markus said his client is "a big talker" who
admitted to trying to impress the confidential infor-
mant but wasn't involved in any drug deal.
Much of the case hinged on meetings and phone
calls that were video- and audiotaped by the infor-
mant, who was working with the Drug Enforcement
Administration - and who made $50,000 in com-
mission after the bust.
In one video, Banton could be seen tasting cocaine
in a Sarasota warehouse on Dec. 8, 2009 - but he
was not present during the actual drug deal on Dec.
10 that led two others to be arrest-
ed. Those two men later pleaded
guilty.
Banton testified that that the in-
formant badgered him after they
met on a trans-Atlantic flight in July
2009 and insisted that they meet to
set up a cocaine purchase. He said
Banton he was so uninterested in the in-
formant's proposals that after they
met twice, Banton didn't return the man's phone
calls for months.
In Banton's native Jamaica, radio stations played
his songs nonstop Tuesday, especially "Untold Sto-
ries" and "Not an Easy Road."
Rapper Tony Rebel, a close friend who recorded
with Banton, called it a sad day for young people
who looked up to him.
The verdict marks "the saddest day for reggae and
dancehall," rapper Michael "Power Man" Davy said,
adding he was "sad as a Rastaman and a Jamaican."
Singer Junior Reid called it a conspiracy against
reggae artists.
"With Buju gone, a big piece of reggae get chop
off," he said.


Changes to the GRE


Tuition and fees for


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UF cost about $5,000

RANKING, from page 1

faced, particularly to the Florida Bright Futures Scholar-
ship Program.
Despite those cuts, UF still ranks as one of the best pub-
lic college bargains in the U.S. with a price tag of $5,020
in tuition and fees for in-state students, according to the
university website.
The College Board website lists the average annual
cost of tuition and fees for in-state students at a public
four-year university at $7,605.
"With the economy, I think parents are being much
more conscious about what they're paying [for college],"
Orlando said.
Orlando also said the quality of UF students, which
has increased along with the competi-
U F tiveness of the admissions process, was
Academics another factor in its high ranking from
the Princeton Review.
The top 100 list was based on data that included stu-
dent surveys taken from fall 2009 to fall 2010, as well as
fall 2010 surveys about school costs and financial aid, ac-
cording to the Princeton Review website.
The top 10 in the public and private college categories
were ranked, but the remaining schools were published in
alphabetical order without rankings.
The Princeton Review isn't the only company recog-
nizing UF as a good bargain for students.
The Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranked UF
second behind the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill on its 2011 list of the 100 best values in public col-
leges.
UF has maintained its second-place position since
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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011

Editorial

Raving Mad

Libyan leader's crimes

difficult to punish
Sorry, Bahrain. While your protesters have a righteous
cause in overthrowing one of the few absolute mon-
archies left in the world, you can't beat crazy.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's notorious brutality
coupled with his recent pledge that he would "fight until
the last man, the last woman, the last bullet" screams for
news coverage.
You might remember seeing footage of the man ram-
bling in front of the U.N. months ago - Gaddafi's speech
was even used as comedy fodder on "The Daily Show" -
but the steps he is willing to take and has already taken are
no laughing matter. If the idea of deploying a country's air
force with orders to strike its own people sounds reason-
able to you, consider that the Colonel's own U.N. delega-
tion just asked that he be charged with genocide.
We have heard of progress in several other Arab na-
tions, but we're skeptical Gaddafi would consider giving
in as "easily" as the other leaders have. He sees himself
as captain, and he'll go down with the ship if the need
presents itself.
Even knowing that, we've come to accept that there's
little our government can do to pressure Libya into becom-
ing more democratic: We have relatively little aid going
into the country.
It's too bad our hands are tied because, as we said be-
fore, we know it's difficult to beat crazy, and those protes-
tors are going to need all the help they can get against a
man with such a twisted mind.


Weighty Issue


ou hit below the belt,
Rush. Well, actually
right at the waistline.
Rush Limbaugh once
again railed against Michelle
Obama's national anti-obe-
sity campaign on Monday,
this time with an insult
about the First Lady's figure.
Sure, calling out hypocrites
is the place of many a televi-
sion and radio personality,
but we're confused about
what he meant. He said she
didn't look like a swimsuit
model. We can agree with
that. She looks like a strong,
healthy woman, and that's
something poor Rush can't
ogle at, unlike the women-
turned-objects on many
magazine covers.
We usually give decided
eyerolls when confronted
with over-the-top feminism,
but we've noticed that time
and again Michelle Obama


has been examined for her
fashion sense or other as-
pects of her appearance
while ignored for her other
actions and roles. Much the
same holds true for other fe-
male public figures, even if
they are acting in the role of
mothers, politicians or other
professionals. The media
perpetuate this idea by im-
plying that having the per-
fect shape (whatever that
is) and being on the cutting
edge of fashion are the best
things a woman can do. This
isn't the 1960s.
The First Lady is ad-
dressing one of our most
pertinent health issues.
She's trying to help. You
can complain about it if you
want, Rush, but what have
you helped do for our na-
tion's health, other than
raise blood pressure for fans
and enemies alike?


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Feeling emotion from statistics is difficult


We have a strange way of looking at tragedy and
what's important. It is our nature to be uncon-
cerned about issues that do not directly affect us.
I don't know which is worse- the people who display com-
plete ignorance of how their actions today will change the
future, clinging to antiquated views through a misguided
notion that to "stick to your guns" is a virtue despite new
evidence, or whiny, liberal types who only care about is-
sues as long as the problem doesn't reach their doorsteps.
This being said, there is a pool of collective awareness
we all look at, contribute to and draw from. Due to our
individuality, we reach different conclusions when consid-
ering the same situations. Yet there is an accepted way to
look at tragedy, and it baffles me.
On Sept. 11, 3,000 people died in one of the most hor-
rific attacks ever documented in American history. The
collapse is so poignant because of how well and sacred it
is kept in our collective conscience. I don't know anyone
who got used to seeing those desperate, suffocating people
leap from the buildings and into the streets below as the
towers burnt to the ground. The outrage over what hap-
pened reverberated throughout the world, and you will
be telling your grandchildren where you were the day it
happened.
That same day, 1,200 people died from smoking-related
health complications. About 137 of them were from sec-
ondhand smoke exposure. The day after that, the same
thing happened. And the next day, it happened again.
It has happened every day since then, including today.
This is the part where I break it down and tell you how
many people each hour or minute die, but you've already
heard rants like this before. It isn't just about considering
the amount of people that have died or feeling bad about
the risks of smoking. It's really about asking yourself why
we aren't as outraged at other forms of needless death as
we are Sept. 11.
We aren't because it is so difficult to feel these numbers


Reader response
Today's question: Do you think
you are getting your money's
worth from UF?


Wesley Campbell in the same way we can feel the
letters@alligator org deaths of Sept. 11.
Look at prescription medica-
tion. If you want to talk about
something worth being outraged over, look no further.
None of us want other people treading on our personal
choices, but there has to come a time when you realize
more people die from prescription drug overdose than any
other drug. Concaine and heroin don't hold a candle to
Grandma's Percocet. According to the Centers for Disease
Control, more than 33,000 people died in 2005 from drug
overdose, and that number has continued to rise thanks to
the abuse of prescription medication.
Once again, this is all about perspective. Seeing numbers
on a page never seems to affect people all that much. They
read it and think, "Oh, wow. That's tragic," and move on.
Bertrand Russell once said, "The mark of a civilized man
[or human] is the capacity to read a column of numbers
and weep." Bertrand, for the rest of us it helps to see, hear
and feel those numbers in real life. Imagine you get up to-
morrow and see the news. Turns out that five Boeing 757s
crashed and killed everyone on board in one day. Imagine
you woke up the next day and saw that it was happen-
ing again, and again every day. You would be freaked out.
This author would be freaked out. Collectively, our focus
would shift, immediately. The number of deaths is similar
to the smoking statistic, so why are the deaths of the peo-
ple on the plane - some of whom are smokers - so grave?
I understand that death from smoking is a slow process
and a personal choice, and that death by slamming into
the ground inside an airplane you can't control happens
a little quicker and is scarier. This column is not meant
to condemn anyone for their personal choice. It is simply
about awareness of how we all choose how we look at ev-
erything.
Wesley Campbell is a fifth-year English major. His column
appears on Wednesdays.


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Meditation combats stress of midterm exams


By ASHLEY PODOLL
Take a moment and forget about the upcoming exams,
quizzes and projects. Try not to think about grades, profes-
sors and future plans. Relax.
Meditation and mantras are great for students about to
enter the unofficial midterm weeks, when mental and physi-
cal health takes a backseat.
'We can certainly see more academic concerns and
anxiety about grades during these times, especially after the
break when grades come back," said Dr. Alvin Lawrence, a
psychologist at the Counseling and Wellness Center.
Unlike final exams, there is currently no leeway in office
hours for a counselor or extended hours at the gym or library
for midterms. Programs available for finals stress relief do
not run during the middle of the semester.
Yet students still have many of the same concerns final
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Lawrence said lack of sleep, irregular eating schedules
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He also said stress can manifest physically: headaches,
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"One of the first things I ask when students come in is
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"I just try to sleep as much as possible," she said. "When
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Students have to be careful with unnatural stimulants.
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He said learning to naturally cope with stress and get-
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With less than two weeks left until UF's spring
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a week of warm weather in more ways than one.
The weeks leading up to Spring Break are al-
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right and try to get back into beach shape so they can
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The Southwest Rec Center is the most frequent-
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most want sun-kissed skin, not a trip to the emergency
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Before you hit the beach, follow these recommendations
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1. Protect yourself from the sun during the most intense
times of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plan outside activities for the
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aminobenzoic acid (PABA), salicylates and cinnamates.


If prevention fails and you become sunburned, it is im-
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1. The extent of the burn will not be apparent until 12-24
hours after sun exposure. Keep the skin cool and moist
by applying cool compresses. If skin is blistered, leave the
blisters intact.
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gel to hydrate the skin. Avoid any topical products which
contain numbing agents (for example, lidocaine, benzocaine
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itchiness that often accompanies sunburn.
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You decide to hang out afterward and
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unprotected oral sex, you could eas-
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infection (STI).
Oral sex puts you in contact with
skin and body fluids, any of which can
contain disease-causing viruses or
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STIs can be passed through oral
sex, and spitting out semen will not
protect you against them, as some of
the virus or bacteria stays behind.
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Fortunately, the SHCC is available
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act, including oral sex, will reduce the
risk of acquiring an STI; however, re-
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Following are four ways to protect
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1. Use protection. Use regular or fla-
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hood of infection.
3. Know your partner. If you see
something suspicious on or near a po-
tential sexual partner's genitals, you
may want to think twice!
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Classifieds
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011


ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/classifieds


"I For Rent
furnished

$425 per bedroom-All inclusive!
3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail
<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
free tanning,freeHBO/showtime
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
Live the 180 Lifestyle!
4-20-10-70-1



WOW! Live from $325!
All Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s
* Cable * Internet * Utilities *
* Furnished * Tanning * 24 Hr Gym *
* TheLandingsUF.com * 336-3838 *
* 3801 SW 13th St *
4-20-70-1


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


Now Leasing for 2011-2012!
Student friendly 2/2's and 4/4's
Text "GP" to 47464 for more info!
4-20-70-1


All-inclusive 2, 3 & 4 bedroom suites
***Starting @ $405***
Available for summer move in!
2 bus routes, tons of amenities
LexingtonCrossingUF.com
352.373.9009
4-20-10-70-1


"ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY**
Almost Full for Fall!
2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available
Direct Bus Route to Campus!
www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696
4-20-10-70-1


Gainesville Place Apts
4 BUS ROUTES TO UF!
4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive
42" TV included in every apt
$444 per person!
(352) 271-3131 -- GainesvillePlace.com
4-20-70-1


For Rent
furnished


The Polos
Already have roommates?
ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES*
2/2: From $541/person
3/3: From $432/person
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-20-10-70-1


2 BLOCKS TO UF-$335/MO
4BR Fully Furn + All Utils. Incl. Call Eric
Leightman, University Realty, 219-2879 or
CampusWalkUF.com 4-20-70-1


2/2's & 3/3's RMM Match
HUGE Walk In Closet
Full size W/D * Pet Friendly
Prem Cable & Hi Speed Intrnt Incld
352-374-3866 * HiddenLakeUF.com
4-20-10-70-1

Starting @ $375 per bedroom
All inclusive! * Furnished
* Cable * Internet * Utilities
2 blocks from UF!
www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098
4-20-42-1

***6 Bedroom House***
Walk to class. Pool. 2 living rooms. Game
room. Ample Parking. Move in August 5th.
Please contact John @ 561-866-8234 for
additional info.
2-25-4-1


F . For Rent
unfurnished


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

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


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


For Rent
l unfurnished

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

*ESCAPE THE ORDINARY*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes
www.thelaruelsuf.com 352-335-4455
4-20-11-70-2

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


For Rent
unfurnished

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

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

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

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






POLOS

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

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

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

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


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


For Rent
Sunfurnished

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


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








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

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


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


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

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


WALK TO UF! 1 BR $425
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2


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

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f"1 For Rent
unfurnished

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


BRIDGELIGHT
1 BR Loft Style
starting at $495 mo.
M-F 1-6 Sat. 10-2.
3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221
www.bridgelightapts.com
Text: bridgelight@65374
4-20-10-70-2


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


SUN BAY and Sun Key
2.1 bedroom Apartment
>From $550/mo; 1 mo free for
UF students
on yr lease
Walk to Campus
352-376.6720 or 352-376-7041
www.sunisland.info
4-20-10-70-2


SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES
1.1 Townhomes
>From $525 mo; 1 mo free with yr lease.
Walk to Campus
352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041
www.sunisland.info
4-20-10-70-2


SUN BAY and Sun Key
1.1 bedroom Apartment
(Not just a room!) 1 mo free for UF students
>From $475 mo; Walk to Campus
No other offers apply
352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041
www.sunisland.info
4-20-10-70-2


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


Pine Rush Villas
1/1 *$449
2/1 *$569
*Rates includes 1 month free!*
Pet Friendly No weight limit
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
4-20-10-70-2


The Cottages on Market Street
2BR/1BA apt $500 mo; No Dep, No Fee's
UF or SF Full-Time Students
Bike to Campus, Walk to Starbucks
Tommy 352-339-1965
4-20-10-70-2


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


Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $495. Many
floor plans, some with enclosed patios or bal-
conies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW,
W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus
route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700
2-24-11-35-2


SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED
Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs
Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades.
Free 32" HD PLasma TV for new Sec 8 lease.
Must see! Call 332-7700 2-24-11-35-2


* CAMPUS EDGE CONDO *
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School.
Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable
rates. 239-250-6149 3-31-11-58-2


sOe-For Rent
unfurnished




SGainesw Studelnt Re mmtas

-------- Near UF --------
gainesvillestudentrentals.com
@5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1600
@4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500
@4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1300
@4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1300
3-4-11-30-2

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/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
3-1-11-29-2

TOWNHOUSE - 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up,
pvt backyard, new carpet, tiles, just painted.
Extra clean. $600/mo + sec. 2627 SW 38th
Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352-
215-3160 3-3-11-30-2

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

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

WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN
3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free off-
street parking, all appliances incl W/D, DW.
Rent directly from owner. Special terms
avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 4-1 -
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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
3-1-11-19-2

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

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

$385-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
3-1-11-14-2

House for rent - 3/2, 1618 sq. ft. in NW GNV.
10 mins to campus or downtown. Excellent
condition, lots of upgrades. $1050/mo with
1-yr lease. For info, application or pictures:
lmallicoat@live.com or 386-972-9440. 4-5-
11-30-2

Beautiful. 1bd. 1ba. loft 5 min on freeway
from SFC Renovated with tile & carpet.Pool,
Clubhouse, Exercise Room, Quiet location.
$425mo $425sec. $45appl. fee.
472-6491.
3-1-11-10-2

www.10houses.com
2 & 3 bd HOUSES for Aug. 1
Cent H/AC, W/D, quiet areas
Bike to UF
352-316-0154 or nancy@10houses.com
3-4-11-12-2


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Courtney Greens
1/1 *$549 *Rate includes 1 month free!*
Pet Friendly No weight limit
*Brand New Energy Efficient appliances*
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
4-20-11-39-2


Homestead Apartments
2/1 *$599
2/2 *$699
*Rates includes 1 month free!*
Pet friendly No weight limit
Close to main postal facility & shopping.
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
4-20-11-39-2


*FIND THE PERFECT APT*
100+ Floorplans! Skip the Bus! Walk to Class!
Free GATORNET-Fastest Internet in town!
For more info: www.ForRentNearUF.com
3-25-20-2


Downtown garage/studio apt, off-street
parking, privacy. Behind Hippodrome, on
bus lines. $420/mo, 1st, last and sec.
Call 352 373-6551, leave message.
3-4-9-2


Short term lease. Quiet, clean effi-
ciency. Archer Rd. View to woods.
Call 352 316-2966 2-28-11-5-2


UF 7 blks, 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL, HOT
TUB, 2500sf, 2 prchs, 5 car park, respon-
sible students or professionals only. Plasma
TV incl. May-Aug $1775/mo; $2375/moAug on.
Summer only option or yr lease. 352-222-0211
3-1-11-5-2


Arlington Square. Right downtown! Bus: 1&5.
5 min bike to campus/15min walk. 2BR/2BA
townhouse: high ceilings, in courtyard w/
pool. May-July. Unfurn/util not included.
$470/person. 352 318 1014. jsmyth@ufl.edu
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Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-20-70-4


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

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

Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, pool-
side, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed
internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils in-
cluded. $400/mo. No deposit required. 863-
634-1893. Available immediately. 3-1-10-4

Looking for a male roommate who is very nice
& easy to get along with. Asking $300/mo util
& dish network tv incl. If interested call Joe at
331-4239 or 240-4536. No smokers, alcohol,
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Perfect for female student or young profes-
sional. Quiet, safe, split-plan home in Haile.
Has furnished BR & BA, utils & kitchen use,
W/D. $375. Please leave message after
11am 352-377-1648 2-24-11-5-4



OF 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-
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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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


ACROSS
1 Court jester
5 Zoo barriers
10 Sourdough's
ground breaker
14 Quint's boat in
"Jaws"
15 Polite
16 Yemen seaport
17 Country singer
with the 1961 hit
"Crazy"
19 Trickery
20 _-mo replay
21 Vicinity
22 Submerge while
sitting poolside,
as one's feet
24 Australian folk
hero Kelly
25 Mine entrance
26 49th state
30 Like the son in a
parable of Jesus
34 Bills of fare
35 Sudden ache
36 Heal
37 Old Norse
mariner
38 1- and 64-
Across, and the
first words of the
four longest
puzzle answers
39 Retain
40 Cranny relative
41 Russia's
Mountains
42 "Beau _"
43 Kitchen areas,
perhaps
45 Fastening pin
46 Cereal grain
47 Also
48 Sponge for
grunge
51 Playa round
52 Timing lead-in
55 "The Time
Machine" race
56 Shameful
emblem in
Genesis
59 Puppy bites
60 Mindy, to Mork?
61 Teen bane
62 Reggae musician
Peter
63 Doofus
64 Hammer or sickle


DOWN
1 Dandies
2 Shouted, say
3 Septi- plus one
4 Vegas opener
5 Joel who was the
first actor to
portray Dr.
Kildare
6 No longer
squeaky
7 Adidas rival
8 Badge material
9 Snow pack?
10 Hockshop
receipt
11 Beatnik's "Got it"
12 Calaboose
compartment
13 Pants part
18 2009 Series
winners
23 Lend a hand
25 Synthetic fiber
26 Congressionally
change
27 The king of
France?
28 Atom with a
negative charge
29 Remora
30 Mamas' mates
31 Hotel client


32 Sharp ridge
33 With 45-Down,
Middle Ages
quarantine area
35 Put through a
sieve
38 'The Flying ":
Wagner opera
42 Explode
44 Padre's hermana
45 See 33-Down
47 Memento


48 Pre-Easter period
49 Hodgepodge
50 "Uh-oh, I dropped
it!"
51 Big smile
52 Crisp, filled
tortilla
53 Sot
54 First-year law
student
57 Ring icon
58 Sylvester, e.g.


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

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

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





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

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
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
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www.NS4L.com
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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 *
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 17 yr svc to UF students
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CARS - CARS Buy6Sell@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

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1. MOVIES: Who played the role
of "Pardner" in the Western musical
"Paint Your Wagon"?
2. GEOGRAPHY: Minsk is the capi-
tal of what former Soviet republic?
3. LITERATURE: In "Gone With
the Wind," what were the first names
of the Tarleton twins?
4. HISTORY: When did the Suez
Canal open?
5. MYTHOLOGY: Who was the
Norse trickster god?
6. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:
What sport did Scotland ban in 1457
for fear that it was interfering with the
practice of archery, a vital part of the
national defense?
7. MUSIC: Frank Sinatra first gained
major fame by singing for which Big
Band leader?
8. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who served
as FDR's secretary of war 1940-1945?
9. U.S. STATES: Which state's nick-
name is the Pine Tree State?
10. FOOD & DRTNK: What type of
fruit is known as a honeydew?
Answers
1. Clint Eastwood
2. Belarus
3. Brent and Stuart
4. 1869
5. Loki
6. Golf
7. Tommy Dorsey
8. Henry Stimson
9. Maine
10. Melon
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SUN CITY AUTO SALES
60 day payoff
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
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SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down!
No credit check
Cash vehicles $1000 and up!
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92 Eagle Talon $1699
89 Ford Bronco II $1499
97 Pontiac Transport $1499
96 Chevy Blazer $19999
352-338-1999 4-20-70-12


98 Cadillac Deville $1999
95 Ford Explorer $1999
98 Ford Expolorer $1999
97 Lincoln Town car $1999
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98 Landrover Discovery $4999
01 Chevy Silverado $4999
99 Ford F150 $5999
98 Dodge Durango $6999
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SUNRISE AUTO SALES
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02 Dodge Neon $4500
00 Chevy 3500 $5900
02 Chevy Camero $6999
03 Ford Taurus $6999
352-375-9090 4-20-70-12

05 Saturn Ion $7999
04 Toyota Corolla $7999
04 Kia Sorento $8999
03 Nissan Altima $9999
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Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans
Over 150 vehicles in stock!
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Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans
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LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
* ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009.
4-20-70-13


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

The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-240-5053 if interested.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH:
*Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace.
*Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti &
other places. Call 352-219-6948
2-25-11-70-13






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ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings or investing
money.

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


A personal assistant for an executive po-
sition is needed urgently. Send resumes to
alfrdsmt6@aol.com for immediate consider-
ation. 3-3-11-12-14


Earn $1000 to $3200 per month
to drive our cars with ads.
www.AdCarDriver.com 3-25-11-20-14


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

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


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14, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011


Wil Help Wanted


Gator Tail Dancers

Now Hiring

Call 352/672/1892 3-29-10-60-14

HIRING ALARM DISPATCHER
24/7 monitoring center w/part-time, day, eve-
ning & overnight shifts currently available
email ddamiano@cpss.net or fax 352-491-
3617 2-28-10-39-14

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

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
college students for summer camp counsel-
ors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night
camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs
June 13 - July 30. Please contact Krys
Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352
455-4267. 4-20-11-66-14

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

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

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

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

TECH SUPPORT
ACCOUNTING EDITOR
NETWORK ASST
SALES CONSULTANTS
CEO ASSISTANT
Full time positions.
Send resume to hr@gleim.com
www.gleim.com 3-14-11-10-14

LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Servers wanted, Experience required. Apply
in person between 1:30 pm and 6 pm at 7038
NW 10th place near 1-75 and Newberry Rd or
9513 NW39thAve & 1-75 2-28-11-10-14

Office Asst Paid Internship in Alachua.
$12.00 hourly 10-15 hours weekly. Flexible
schedule. Knowledge of Quickbooks a plus.
Email resume to Biopresslnfo@gmail.com.
3-1-11-10-14

6DollarShirts.com needs local models ages
18-22 for a photo shoot for all of our current
t-shirts. Send an email to robinw@threadpit.
com and tell us about yourself and photos
(face and full body). 2-23-11-5-14

PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT NEEDED
for developmentally disabled female in a
wheelchair. M, W, F. 9am - 3pm. $10/hr. Must
be able to lift client & have a car. 352-384-
0909 2-23-11-5-14


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COMPANION NEEDED
for developmentally disabled female in a
wheelchair. M, W, F. 3pm - 8pm. $10/hr.
Must be able to lift client & have a car. 352-
384-0909 2-23-11-5-14

VOLUNTEER NEEDED - Website/social
networking help for growing aerospace &
WWII museum. Flexible schedule. Exp. w/
Joomla and WordPress required. Resume to
susan@wingsofdreams.org 2-24-5-14

UF Survey Research Center
Hiring for Spring Semester
Telephone Interviewers: NO SALES
$8.50-$9.00/hr + Bonus
Great Resume Builder
(352)-392-2908 Ext: 105
720 S.W. 2nd Ave Suite 156
3-4-11-11-14

TYPIST FOR PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
NEAR CAMPUS. As needed basis. Must
be fast/accurate/dependable. Send email to
combehserv@gmail.com 2-24-11-5-14

Crime Prevention Security Systems seeks
sales consultants for Gainesville & Ocala.
Must have reliable transportation. BG Check
and Drug Test Required. Fax resume to 352-
376-9236 or e-mail info@cpss.net. 3-3-11-
10-14

Mystery shoppers needed to evaluate cus-
tomer service at local businesses. No fee to
register - we pay you! Please register at our
website: www.shopperscritique.com. 2-24-
4-14

PT Tennis Clay-Court & Gen Maintenance
Haile Plantation C.C. 6:30-9:30am shift + 1
wkend day, 10-15 hrs/wk. Must be reliable/
responsible. Tennis exp + G'ville residence
a+. Bob 335-4105 2-28-11-5-14

Classic Fare Catering, located on the
University of Florida Campus, has an im-
mediate opening for a PT Catering Sales
Coordinator. The position is M-F 12pm-5pm.

Candidates can apply online at www.gator-
dining.com or in person in room B-73 of the
Reitz Union. 2-25-11-3-14





IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-20-70-15


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tech? Express Training offers courses, days,
eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos.
Call 352-338-1193 or
expresstrainingservices.com 4-20-09-70-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-20-70-15


MATH TUTOR
First hour FREE. 11 years experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
2-25-36-15


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French tutor
Fluent and very affordable
Grammar, conversation, vocabulary
Contact Ben Schwartz at (860)593-9967
3-16-1-15


FREE TUTORING! Prepare for Mid-terms at
the Teaching Center and Reading & Writing
Center in Broward Hall. TC offers live tutor-
ing - plus TV & podcasts - in various math,
science & other classes; see
www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu for courses and
times. RWC offers help with any writing as-
signment; see www.at.ufl.edu/rwcenter for
details. 2-25-5-20






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

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

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Only $119!
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4-20-70-16

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Think you might be pregnant?
Testing, confidential advising
Referrals
352-376-2716
4-20-70-16

* FREE HIV TESTING 0
(mouth swab) for UF students
GatorWell Health Promotion Svs.
Call 273-4450 for appointment. 2-23-11-5-
16


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then restore your hair at the lowest cost
without getting scammed.
Visit www.young-guys-hair.com for ebook
now. 2-23-1-16







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


*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-20-70-18

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


What's your "Plan B"?
Go to www.sambellgreen.com
then call Sam at (352) 316-2955
4-20-37-18


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


Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's lost
what you've found. Call 373-FIND.


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 15


Scott's retirement plan could reduce faculty benefits

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He says ne could save tne state


By A'SHAYLA PASSARETTI
Alligator Contributing Writer

A reduction in government spending
could also reduce UF faculty retirement
benefits.
Gov. Rick Scott has proposed a plan to
reform Florida's retirement system to cut
government spending.
The Florida Retirement System's An-


sity system has 1,628 participants in the of
Deferred Retirement Program, also known M
as DROP, and 16,091 participants in the re-
tirement system.
The DROP program allows state em- L(
ployees to collect pension benefits while
they are still working and earning a sal-


The original intent of this program was
to incentivize senior employees to retire


nual Report for 2009 said the state univer- but still allow them to receive money to


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S////On plained his proposed overhaul of the
. llllon state's retirement system to help reduce
the state's $3.6 billion budget deficit.
fset the cost of health insurance until By eliminating DROP, Scott said he can
edcare became available to them. save the state of Florida $2.8 billion over
John Biro, a UF professor and president the course of two years.
of the UF chapter of Umted Scott wants workers in the state pension
ocal Faculty of Florida, said that system - teachers and other public em-
News the proposal was "drastic ployees - to contribute 5 percent of their
and unacceptable." salaries to their 401(k) retirement plans.
According to Biro, the university's fac- If the proposal passes, then DROP sys-
ty union represents 1,800 of the 4,000 UF tem will cease to exist as of July 1.
culty members. Current retirees in the program are said
In a speech given on Feb. 1, Scott ex- remain unaffected.


INTERNATIONAL

Gadhafi vows he will fight to 'last drop of blood'


ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAIRO - A defiant Moammar
Gadhafi vowed to fight to his "last
drop of blood" and roared at sup-
porters to strike back against Libyan
protesters to defend his embattled
regime Tuesday, signaling an es-
calation of the crackdown that has
thrown the capital into scenes of
mayhem, wild shooting and bodies
in the streets.
The speech by the Libyan leader
to impose control over the capital
and take back other cities. After a
week of upheaval, protesters backed
by defecting army units have
claimed control over almost the en-
tire eastern half of Libya's 1,000-mile
Mediterranean coast, including sev-
eral oil-producing areas.
"You men and women who love
Gadhafi ... get out of your homes
and fill the streets," he said. "Leave
your homes and attack them in their
lairs."
Celebratory gunfire by Gadhafi
supporters rang out in the capital
of Tripoli after the leader's speech,
while in protester-held Benghazi,
Libya's second-largest cty, people
threw shoes at a screen showing his
address, venting their contempt.
State TV showed a crowd of Gad-
hafi supporters in Tripoli's Green
Square, raising his portrait and wav-
ing flags as they swayed to music af-
ter the address. Residents contacted
by The Assocated Press said no anti-
government protesters ventured out
of their homes after dark, and gun-
toting guards manned checkpoints
with occasional bursts of gunfire
heard throughout the city.
International alarm rose over the
crisis, which sent oil prices soaring
to the highest level in more than
two years on Tuesday and sparked
a scramble by European and other
countries to get their citizens out of
the North African nation.
The U.N. Security Council held
an emergency meeting that ended
with a statement condemning the
crackdown, expressing "grave con-
cern" and calling for an "immediate
end to the violence" and steps to ad-
dress the legitimate demands of the
Libyan people.
Germany Chancellor Angela
Merkel called Gadhafi's speech
"very, very appalling," saying it
"amounted to him declaring war on
his own people." Libya's own depu-
ty ambassador at the U.N., who now
calls for Gadhafi's ouster, has urged
the world body to enforce a no-fly
zone over the country to protect pro-


testers.
"This violence is completely
unacceptable," added Secretary of
State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Gadhafi's retaliation has already
been the harshest in the Arab world
to the wave of anti-government
protests sweeping the Middle East.
Nearly 300 people have been killed,
according to a partial count by the
New York-based Human Rights
Watch.
In two nights of bloodshed, Trip-
oh residents described a rampage by
pro-Gadhafi militiamen who shot
on sight anyone found in the streets
and opened fire from speeding ve-
hicles at people watching from win-
dows of their homes.
In a sign of the extent of the
breakdown in Gadhafi's regime,
one of his closest associates, Abdel
Fattah Younis, his interior minister
and commander of the powerful
Thunderbolt commando brigade,
announced in Benghazi that he was
defecting and other armed forces
should join the revolt.
"I gave up all my posts in re-
sponse to the February 17 Revolu-
tion and my conviction that it has
just demands," Younms, who was
among the army officers who joined
Gadhafi in his 1969 coup, told Al-
Jazeera, referring to the date of the


start of the protests.
The performance by Gadhafi on
state TV Tuesday night went far be-
yond even the bizarre, volatile style
he has been notorious for during
nearly 42 years in power.
Swathed in brown robes and
a turban, wearing reflective sun-
glasses, he at times screamed, his
voice breaking, and shook his fists
- then switched to reading glasses
to read from a green-covered law
book, losing his train of thought be-
fore launching into a new round of
shouting.
"Libya wants glory, Libya wants
to be at the pinnacle, at the pin-
nacle of the world," he proclaimed,
pounding his fist on the podium. "I
am a fighter, a revolutionary from
tents. ... I will die as a martyr at the
end," he said, vowing to fight "to
my last drop of blood."
Gadhafi portrayed the protesters
as misguided youths, who had been
given drugs and money by a "small,
sick group" to attack police and
government buildings. He said the
uprising was fomented by a refer-
ence to Islamic fundamentalists and
Libyans living abroad.
"Go out and fight them," he
added.
In New York, Libya's deputy
U.N. ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi,


who has called for Gadhafi to step
down, said he had received infor-
mation that Gadhafi's :. .11 l. ,r. ,* -.
have started "attacking people in all
the cities in western Libya." He said
those being attacked are unarmed.
He said Gadhafi was using foreign
mercenaries to fight protesters.
"I think the genocide has started
now in Libya," Dabbashi said. "The
Gadhafi statement was just code for
his .-. 11-,1:.... ...-, to start the geno-
cde against the Libyan people."
Libyans were critical of what
they saw as the lack of a forceful in-
ternational response.
Gadhafi's call for a popular attack
on protesters reflected the deeply
unstable nature of the system he has
created over his rule - the longest
of any current Arab leader. He has
long kept his military and other se-
curity forces relatively weak, fearing
a challenge to his rule and uncertain
of loyalties in a population of mul-
tiple tribal allegiance.
So far, the crackdown has been
waged chiefly by militias and so-
called "revolutionary committees,"
made up of Libyans and foreign
fighters, many hired from other Af-
rican nations.
Many army units in the east ap-
pear to have sided with protesters,
and other more institutional parts of


Libyans stand on an army tank Tuesday at the state security camp in Benghazi, Libya. Libyan leader
Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight on and die a "martyr."


his regime have weakened. A string
of ambassadors abroad have defect-
ed, as has the justice minister.
Protesters claim to control a string
of cities, from the Egyptian border
in the east - where guards at the
crossing fled - to the city of Ajd-
ablya, about 450 miles farther west
along the Mediterranean coast, said
Tawfiq al-Shahbi, a protest organiz-
er in the eastern cty of Tobruk.
Protesters and local tribesmen
were protecting several of the fields
and facilities around the city, said
one resident, Ahmed al-Zawi.
Residents are also guarding one
of Libya's main oil export ports, Zu-
weita, and the pipelines feeding into
it, he said.
Two oil companies on Tuesday
suspended production in the coun-
try: Italy's Eni - the biggest- i,.-, - I
producer in Libya, producing about
a quarter of its exports- and Spain's
Repsol-YPF, which produced 34,777
barrels in the country last year, about
3.8 percent of national output.
Protesters over the weekend
overran police stations and security
headquarters in Benghazi, taking
control of the streets.
"These are his dying words. He
is a criminal and is ready to do any-
thing. But we are ready for him,"
al-Warfali said of Gadhafi's speech.
"Besides, most of his officers have
deserted him anyway. He only has
the mercenaries left."
Since Sunday, the fiercest fight-
ing has been in Tripoli, the center of
Gadhafi's rule.
Tripoli residents on Tuesday
were recovering from the militia
rampage through multiple neigh-
borhoods that began the night be-
fore and lasted until dawn.
Some resident ventured out to
find stores open for food, wary of
militia attacks.
Buses unloaded militia fighters
in several locations, he said. Others
sped in vehicles with guns mounted
on the top, opening fire, including at
people watching from windows.
One of the heaviest battlegrounds
was the impoverished, densely pop-
ulated district of Fashloum. There,
militiamen shot any "moving hu-
man being" with live ammunition,
including ambulances, so wounded
were left in the streets to die, one
resident said.
The head of the U.N. human
rights agency, Navi Pillay, called for
an investigation, saying widespread
and systematic attacks against civil-
ians "may amount to crimes against
humanity."











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No. I Florida pounds FAU as pitchers continue hot start
By JESSE SIMONTON
Alligator Staff Writer
jsimonton@alligator org

Last season in the NCAA Gainesville Regional,
Florida eliminated Florida Atlantic 15-0 behind six
home runs. On Tuesday, the Gators won by 11 with-
out hitting a single round-tripper.
No. 1 Florida beat FAU 13-2 in a midweek con-
test played in Jupiter at Roger Dean Stadium, the
spring training home of the Florida Marlins and St.
Louis Cardinals.
Behind 19 hits - 15 singles and five doubles -
the Gators (4-0) pounded the Owls (3-1) all evening,
. scoring multiple runs in the first, third, fifth and
seventh innings.
"One of those nights we played well from
the first inning all the way through to the
end. ... It was a great night overall."
Kevin O'Sullivan
Florida baseball coach


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Florida junior left fielder Daniel Pigott led the Gators' offensive explosion Tuesday night, going 4 for 5 at the plate with two
RBIs. Pigott did not start on opening day but is 8 for 12 with three doubles and five RBIs in the last three games.


UF GYMNASTICS

Gators adding individual


rankings to team success


By ALLISON BANKO
Alligator Writer

The Gators were already sitting pretty
with a No. 1 national team ranking.
Now, the gymnasts are making their
marks in the individual ranks.
Four UF gymnasts place in the nation's
top five performers in uneven parallel bars,
balance beam, vault, floor exercise and all-
around.
In the bars, freshman Alaina Johnson is
tied for fifth place with two others in the
individual rankings, which are based on
an average that eliminates her nation-high
score of 9.975.
"Bars has always been one of my best
events," she said. "I try to focus during


workouts on getting a good shape and
just keeping real tight in one position and
of course, hitting all my handstands. I like
swinging bars, so it's easier for me to want
to work hard on that
event."
In her position as an
all-arounder, Johnson
currently holds the na-
tion's top score in a sin-
gle meet with a 39.675.
Caquatto Fellow freshman all-
arounder Mackenzie
Caquatto is tied for the No. 2 ranking for
balance beam. She said she spent the dura-
tion of her time in the gym focusing on the
SEE GYM, PAGE 20


"One of those nights we played _ 11 h. .... the first
inning all the way through to the end," O'Sullivan
said. "Had a chance to get a lot of guys in there. It
was a great night overall."
The Gators got on the board early with three
first-inning runs, two on two-out knocks from Brian
Johnson and Mike Zunino.
UF plated three more runs in the third inning.
After a sacrifice fly by Josh Adams, Daniel Pigott
doubled over the center fielder's head to bring in
two more runs.
Pigott and fellow outfielder Preston Tucker led
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 20


Deep UF staff impresses early


he NCAA rule changes are receiv-
ing a lot of attention for curbing
run totals, lowering home run
counts and batting averages this season.
But in Gainesville, there is a different
reason for the smaller numbers: Florida's
pitching staff.
The Gators' weekend rotation com-
bined to limit South Florida's hitters to
one run in 17 innings on the mound,
posting a miniscule 0.65 WHIP to open
the season last weekend. The only walk
allowed by the starting pitchers (Brian
Johnson, Hudson Randall and Karsten
Whitson) came against the 57th batter
they faced in the final game of the se-
ries.
Florida carried its success on the
mound over to Tuesday's game against


FAU, holding the
Owls to seven hits
and two runs.
All of these
impressive stats
could be due to
Anthony Chiang the NCAA's new
Chiang Reaction standards for bats
achiang@alhigatororg - if UF'S staff
Twitter @Chiang_Reaction didn't rack up
similar stats late
last season.
Using pinpoint control in last year's
NCAA Regional, Randall and Johnson
accounted for 14.1 innings of work and
gave up three runs. The two combined
to strike out 14 batters while :11 ,i 0
zero before the new bats began being
SEE ANTHONY, PAGE 20


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Florida looks to keep up defensive intensity vs. UMBC


Farrell, Reeg pressuring opponents


By JOHN BOOTHE
Alligator Writer

In the Gators' last two games, the of-
fense won the accolades, but it was the de-
fense that anchored the victories.
With a mixture of high-pressure de-
fense and relentless pursuit from sopho-
mores Jaime Reeg and Sam Farrell, No. 17
Florida (2-1) has been able to limit each
team it has faced this season to single-digit
shot attempts in the first half.
"Jaime and Sam are physically strong.
They have great feet. They're quick, and
they're agile," UF coach Amanda O'Leary
said. "They're just two really big and
strong young ladies who can move along
the 8-meter arc with ease."


Florida has caused six more turnovers
than its competition in three games, creat-
ing more free possessions for the offense
and sophomore Kitty Cullen, the Ameri-
can Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player
of the Week.
The Gators had 15 shots on goal in the
first half against Denver on Sunday but
only allowed three on defense.
Reeg said the disparity between shots
has been keyed by the team's preparation
for its opponent's best player. Florida lim-
ited the Pioneers' leading scorer, attacker
Kara Secora, to just one shot the entire
game.
"The coaches really lay it out, what each
player does, so we know what to expect
when each one passes the ball, like wheth-


er one does a lot of backdoors, drives from
the top or crease rolls," Reeg said.
Florida will look for more of the same
defensive intensity against Maryland Bal-
timore County today at 6:30 p.m. at Dizney
Stadium.
The Retrievers (1-0) defeated George
Mason 19-7 on Feb. 11 after jumping out to
an 11-goal lead before halftime.
It remains to be seen
if UMBC can produce the
same offensive output
La o against the Gators on the
Lacrosse road. Their win 12 days
ago came at the expense of
a Patriots team that went 3-14 last year.
O'Leary said she has seen Florida not
only perform at a higher level defensively
with each game, but also communicate
better on the field due to Reeg and Far-
rell's leadership.


"Our communication improved, and
we just trust each other so much more,"
Farrell said. "We're not hesitant to take
risks because we know we'll have our
teammates to back us up and to slide. We
just really trust each other now."
Part of the reason the Gators have been
able to take so many risks has been other
teams' talent level, Farrell said.
The defense has enjoyed competing
against two consecutive offenses that play
at a slower pace, with fewer fast breaks
and drives down the center of the field.
If a team tries to dump the ball inside the
12-meter arc, Farrell and the defense are
waiting.
"When we see them go to goal, we send
our double [team]," Farrell said. "We real-
ly closed our doubles, which made them, I
guess, intimidated and they'd pull out and
pass it over."


Gators enter final stretch of season seeking retribution


* UF WILL TRY TO AVOID GETTING SWEPT BY VAN-
DERBILT AND GEORGIA THIS WEEK.

By MATT WATTS
Alligator Writer

Coming off its first win in nearly a month, the Florida
women's : :-I .- rl: :,II team has a shot at redemption.
A season filled with close calls and near misses will
culminate with opportunity.
Two games remain in what has been a dismal regular-
season for the Gators (15-13, 5-9 Southeastern Confer-
ence). First, they will travel to Nashville on Thursday to
take on Vanderbilt (18-9, 9-5 SEC), which beat Florida in
double overtime Feb. 6.
The Gators will then return home Sunday to play a
Georgia team that overcame a 16-point second-half deficit
to beat Florida at Stegeman Coliseum in January.
"Both of them were games that, obviously, we wish we
had back," guard Jordan Jones said.
Florida coach Amanda Butler agreed.
"I'd be lying if I said there wasn't extra motivation
there," Butler said, adding, "I thought those disappoint-
ments were tough for us to bounce back from."


The numbers confirm Butler's statement.
At the time, both losses were Florida's second in a row,
and UF went on to lose four straight each time. After the
Georgia game, Florida dropped another heartbreaker to
Kentucky 59-58 in the O'Connell Center and added a 14-
point loss at LSU.
Following the loss to Vanderbilt, the Gators had to
travel to Knoxville, Tenn., where the Volunteers disman-
tled them for the second time. Then, UF let a 10-point lead
disappear in a loss at Alabama.
When asked if wins in the last two
games can salvage a substandard season
that began with talk of championships,
Jones said, "Yeah, in a way. I think the
disappointment is still going to be there.
You can't get those games back."
On a positive note for Florida, But-
Butler ler pointed to the 50-point second half
against Mississippi State on Sunday as a
sign that her team's best : :-I . rl: :1I is still to come.
"I still don't think we've seen a complete ballgame,"
Butler said. "I thought our second half [Sunday], espe-
cially on the offensive end, was pretty close to as good as
we can play."
A sizeable portion of that success was due to the inte-


nor play of forward Jennifer George. The 6-foot junior
didn't miss a shot from the field and drained 7 of 12 free
throws en route to her second 20-point game of the sea-
son.
After the victory, George texted her coach with a mes-
sage that read, "It was nice working with you this after-
noon."
Butler replied, "It's nice working with you, too, when
you don't miss a shot."
George has been on a roll as of late. The last time she
scored 20 was four games ago against Vanderbilt.
In that meeting, Commodores center Stephanie Holzer
and forwards Hannah Tuomi and Tiffany Clarke abused
Florida in the paint to the tune of 66 points.
"It was the post game that killed," Florida center Aza-
nia Stewart said. "I think we have to take that on our
shoulders as post players and really have to gameplan for
them well."
Even if the Gators are able to stop Vanderbilt and start
their path to redemption, the sting of this season will live
on.
"I definitely think it would leave a better taste in our
mouths going into the offseason and preparing for next
year," Jones said " But I don't think it's ever going to be
not disappointing."


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Prather brings defensive prowess in place of Parsons


* THE FRESHMAN'S WORK
VS. LSU EARNED PRAISE
FROM BILLY DONOVAN.

By GREG LUCA
Alligator Staff Writer
gluca@alligator org

With the Gators' most experi-
enced player sidelined by injury,
the team has turned to one of its
greenest freshmen.
While his stat line against LSU
on Sunday may not have been im-
pressive, swingman Casey Prather
drew praise from coach Billy Don-
ovan after his first collegiate start
in place of the injured Chandler
Parsons.
S"He had good
ii_,r ,_, he did a
Men's good job defen-
sively and over-
Basketball all I was pleased
with the way he
played," Donovan said.
The freshman logged 15 min-
utes and failed to score a point on
0-for-2 shooting. He also recorded
three rebounds, an assist and a
steal without a turnover.
Donovan acknowledged that
Rather's performance was not
flawless but credited the freshman
for showing a strong work ethic
and a desire to get better over the
past two weeks.
Rather had played 6.9 minutes
per game prior to No. 13 Gators'
68-61 win at LSU but was forced


into a starting role as the only
other natural small forward on the
roster.
Although not as versatile as
Parsons, the 6-foot-6 Prather pro-
vides a combination of size, speed
and athleticism none of the other
reserves can match.
Those attributes have made


Rather a strong defensive option
off the bench in limited minutes
and led Donovan to incorporate
more on-the-ball pressure into his
game plan Sunday against the Ti-
gers.
"I just felt like we're a better
pressing team when Casey is out
there," Donovan said. "With his


athleticism and his length, we just
felt like we wanted to utilize him."
Although the Gators have used
the press sparingly in Southeastern
Conference play, Donovan thought
the matchup against LSU would be
the perfect time to bring it back.
According to Donovan, the Ti-
gers are efficient on offense when


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Florida freshman Casey Prather, who started for Chandler Parsons at LSU, provides UF with an option at
small forward off the bench. He impressed on defense Sunday but did not score against the Tigers.


they have the luxury of entering
their half-court sets. He hoped the
press would "disrupt their flow"
and force them to improvise rather
than run designed plays.
Donovan also noted that the
press would be an effective way
for the younger players to deal
with the jitters of seeing increased
minutes in Parsons' absence.
Instead of letting nerves build
up while they grind through a
half-court defense, freshmen such
as Rather were allowed to get out
and run.
"I thought if we could get the
game going up and down, it may
take some pressure off of those
guys, being young guys on the
road, having to play more signifi-
cant minutes than they previously
had," Donovan said.
Another freshman asked to fill
in for Parsons was Scottie Wil-
bekin, who played 30 minutes
despite averaging 16.9 per game
beforehand.
Wilbekin was often used in a
lineup that featured fellow guards
Erving Walker and Kenny Boyn-
ton. That three-guard set presented
another quick, scrappy defensive
lineup that provided an effective
press.
The press showed some rust
and only forced 12 giveaways Sun-
day against LSU.
When asked after the game,
Boynton said it was much more
disruptive in the second half, call-
ing it "50-50" overall.


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2. Vernon Macklin, Sr.
Macklin checks in at second after his 16-point,
seven-rebound performance against the Tigers. The
senior center scored 12 in the first half, helping the
Gators take a 40-25 lead into the break. Macklin's
steal with 3:13 left in the game enabled Boynton's
layup, halting LSU's comeback. He made 7 of 16
shots from the field in 28 minutes of action.


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first-hall points but came alive in the second, pour-
ing in 22 after intermission.


Jocelyne Sanchez/ Alligator Staff


f you've been too caught up looking back at the disappointing way last football
season went down or too busy glancing ahead to 2011, you might not have
noticed that Florida's spring sports are fixtures atop their respective polls this year.
The only two spring sports not currently ranked in the top 25 are women's basket-
ball and women's golf. Take a look at how the other 12 teams are doing this year.

TEAMS RANKING POLL


Baseball I St Baseball America

Basketball (men) 1 3th AP

Golf (men) 3rd Golfweek

Gymnastics 1 GymInfo

Lacrosse 1 7 Lacrosse Magazine

Softball 4th USA Today / NFCA

Swimming and Diving (men) 5th CSCAA

Swimming and Diving (women) 7th CSCAA

Tennis (men) 1 0th ITA Tennis

Tennis (women) 2nd ITA Tennis

Track and Field (men) 1 stUSTFCCCA

Track and Field (women) 2 1 USTFCCCA

Alexander Silva/ Alligator Staff






WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 0 ALLIGATOR, 19


BRINGING HOME THE HARDWARE


Baseball: Nolan Fontana, So.

The shortstop won the year's first
Southeastern Conference Player of
the Week award Monday following
his 9-for-12 performance at the
plate during Florida's opening-
weekend sweep of South Florida
in McKethan Stadium. His stretch
of seven consecutive hits fell one
shy of a UF record, and he led the
Gators in slugging percentage, on-
base percentage, total bases and
runs scored. It was Fontana's first
Player of the Week honor and UF's
first since Cole Figueroa won it on
May 19, 2008.


Stats: 9-for-12 hitting, .833 slug-
ging percentage, .786 on-base
percentage, one double, one steal,
10 total bases and five runs scored


Men's Golf: Bank Vongvanij, Sr.

Vongvanij was named to the 26-
man Ben Hogan Award Watch List,
announced over the weekend by
the Golf Coaches Association of
America. The Hogan is a yearly
award given to the top men's NCAA
Division 1, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA
college golfer. The senior has led
the Gators to three victories this
season, finishing fifth or higher in
all five tournaments and taking
home two titles at the
Isleworth Invitational and JU Invi-
tational.

Stats: No. 2 in Golfweek/Sagarin
rankings, 69.9 stroke average
through 15 rounds, five top five
finishes, two first-place finishes


Softball: Stephanie Brombacher, Sr.

Florida's ace was named the NFCA
Division I National Player of the
Week by the National Fastpitch
Coaches Association on Tuesday
after she threw a pair of complete-
game shutouts in a weekend sweep
of then-No. 22 North Carolina. Bro-
mbacher's strong week got started
with a one-hit shutout over
Jacksonville last Wednesday, and
the senior has yet to allow a run
this season.




Stats: 6-0, 0.00 ERA, 31 innings
pitched, 14 hits, 35 strikeouts, 5
walks


Lacrosse: Kitty Cullen, So.

The Gators midfielder was selected
as the American Lacrosse Confer-
ence's Offensive Player of the
Week on Tuesday. The award rep-
resents Cullen's first-ever Player of
the Week honor and the first
Offensive Player of the Week award
in the history of the UF lacrosse
program. Cullen tied a Florida
record with six goals against No.
20 Denver and leads the team in
goals, points and shots so far this
season.




Stats: 14 goals, 2 assists, 16
points, 23 shots, 2 ground balls


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UF focused on holding No. 1 spot


GYM, from page 16


finer details, while she was only concerned
about physically staying on the beam.
"Every chin up and every finish really
makes a difference on what the judges really
think about your routine," she said. "Even
if it's not the greatest, the way you present
yourself can make them think, 'Oh, that's
the best she's ever done it,' because they've
never seen you compete before, which can
have a really big effect on your score."
Caquatto's mentality garnered a 9.975
on beam, a collegiate-best for the Illinois
native, this weekend in West Virginia.
Sophomore all-arounder Ashan6e Dick-
erson also racked up a 9.975 on balance
beam this season and is no stranger to reel-
ing in the big scores.
Dickerson has been one of the Gators'
most prominent performers since coming
to UE
This season, the two-time All-American
is tied for fifth on vault, ranks second in all-
around and is tied for first on floor.
Dickerson said she feels she has im-
proved her polish with the finish of each


ANTHONY, from page 16

used.
These two sophomores provide UF
with a pair of pitchers who keep the ball
over the plate and can be relied upon to
rack up quality starts.
Johnson finished his freshman year
with just 14 walks in 73.2 innings pitched
and lasted an average of more than five
innings per start. Randall walked 21 hit-
ters in 97.1 innings of work in his first
year as a Gator. And he pitched an aver-
age of about 5.2 innings per start.
But neither possesses half the talent
freshman hurler Karsten Whitson does.
Much has been made about Whitson be-
ing the ninth overall selection in last year's
MLB Draft, but he backed up the hype
with his first collegiate start Sunday.
The right-hander impressed with his
mid-90s stuff against USF, baffling hitters
in five scoreless innings while giving up


meet.
"I've gotten a lot cleaner throughout the
season," she said. "Focusing on my land-
ings, making sure they're good and not
stepping around or moving my feet once I
land."
Though sophomore Marissa King isn't
nationally ranked on floor, because she
hasn't competed in at least three away
meets, she has matched the nation's top
floor score (9.975), receiving a 10 from half
of the judging panel against Alabama.
"When I got that score, it was so fun,"
she said. "I was going crazy. It was a really
special moment. I'll remember it for a long
time and how I felt when I got it."
In addition to the gymnasts' individual
rankings, the Gators' team ranking is also
first in the nation - the first time UF gym-
nastics has accomplished that in program
history.
Although the gymnasts are making their
marks nationally, they all are focused on
maintaining the top spot for the team.
"I don't want to slow down," Dickerson
said. "I just want to keep motivated and
working hard to stay at No. 1."


one hit and striking out nine.
Whitson's emergence has pushed Alex
Panteliodis, who was Florida's Friday
night starter last season, out of the week-
end rotation - for now.
There are even pitchers in UF's bull-
pen who can compete for a weekend spot
if Johnson, Randall and Whitson slip up.
Tommy Toledo and Anthony DeSclafani,
currently Gators relievers, already pos-
sess experience in that role.
DeSclafani made his case to coach
Kevin O'Sullivan on Tuesday, starting in
place of a sick Panteliodis and pitching
four scoreless innings against FAU.
Even Austin Maddox, who led the
team in home runs and RBIs last season,
is attempting to receive some time on the
mound, making his pitching debut Tues-
day.
Maybe getting hitters out won't be the
toughest challenge Gators pitchers face
this season. Earning a spot in the rotation
seems hard enough.


Florida sophomore all-arounder Ashan6e Dickerson is tied for fifth in the national vault
rankings, second in the all-around and tied for first in the floor routine.


DeSclafani throws four shutout frames


BASEBALL, from page 16

the offensive onslaught for the Gators as
both went 4 for 5 with two RBIs.
After not starting on opening day, Pig-
ott, a junior left fielder, has relished his
opportunities, going 8 for 12 with three
doubles and five RBIs in the last three
games.
UF continued its outstanding pitching
as Anthony DeSclafani made the emer-
gency start for Alex Panteliodis, who did
not make the trip because of an undis-
closed illness.
DeSclafani went four scoreless innings
with three strikeouts, :I I. . ii' just three
hits and no walks. The right-hander es-
caped trouble in the first, getting two outs
with runners on the corners.
"He battled through that first inning,"
O'Sullivan said. "But overall, I thought he
threw the ball great. We're going to need
him. He's greatly improved from a year


ago."
UF had six pitchers throw on the eve-
ning, but its scoreless streak of 22.2 in-
nings - which dated back to the first
inning of Saturday's game against South
Florida - ended when freshman Jona-
thon Crawford gave up a solo bomb to
Owls center fielder Nathan Pittman in
the sixth inning. Florida's Nick Maronde
gave up another solo shot in the seventh
*� inning.

ETC.: Austin Maddox,
who earlier this spring
Baseball O'Sullivan said would
pitch for UF sometime
this season, threw a score-
less ninth with two strikeouts. ... In its first
four games, UF has surrendered just two
walks and one error. "No walks, no er-
rors, you always got a chance," O'Sullivan
said. ... FAU committed four errors on the
night. ... O'Sullivan changed the lineup,
moving Adams out of the two-hole.


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We Inform. You Decide. VOLUME 105 ISSUE 35 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Todayvisit www.alligator.org Florida junior left baseball team cruised past Florida Atlantic 13-2 on NAPLES — A brawl between roommates over Girl Scout cookies led to assault charges against one of them. According to the Naples Daily News, that 31-year-old Hersha Howard woke up her roommate early Sunday and accused her of eating her Thin Mints. They argued and deputies say it turned physical with Howard chasing her roommate with scissors and hitting her repeatedly with a board and then a sign. Police say the roommate’s husband tried to separate them. The roommate said she gave the cookies to Howard’s children. Howard is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was released Monday on $10,000 bail.Sunny 77/51FORECAST 2 CLASSIFIEDS 11 CROSSWORD 13 UF ACADEMICSBy MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Writer UF students may be dropping serious dollars on tuition hikes, but they’re getting the third-best bang for their buck in the country. The Princeton Review ranked UF third among public universities on its Best Value Colleges for 2011 list, which included 100 schools. 10 according to UF spokesman Steve Or lando. The top 100 schools on the list include 50 private and 50 public universities, with the University of Virginia taking the top spot for public colleges and Swarthmore College ranking number one among the private ones. The list was compiled based on schools’ demics. Thomas Goldkamp, a UF senior, came aid he was offered. “I’m from New Orleans, so when I came from out of state it was a big deal for me because they gave me a good scholarship,” he said. He wasn’t surprised the school made the list but was surprised it was ranked so high The Princeton Review “Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges for 2011”1. University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Va.) 2. New College of Florida (Sarasota) 4. State University of New York at Binghamton (Binghamton, N.Y.) 5. University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.) 6. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 7. College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Va.) 8. University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 9. North Carolina State University (Raleigh, N.C.) 10. City University of New York – Hunter College (New York, N.Y.)Elise Goirdano / AlligatorBy HANNAH WINSTONAlligator Writer One day of voting down and and the million-dollar question, “Have you voted?” ernment elections, 5,532 students did vote on Tuesday, according to Supervisor of Elections Amanda spring, 5,289 students voted. This semester’s ballot includes the executive and Student Senate candidates along with a referendum question about whether or not block tuition should be implemented at UF. If implemented, block tuition tuition for 15 credit hours, no matter how many they are actually taking. James Burns was one of the voters with block tuition in mind. The senior criminology major said the major reason he voted was because he thinks block tuition is wrong. He said even though he is graduating, he doesn’t think it’s fair that any student should have to pay for 15 credit hours. Both the Unite Party and Progress Party are against block tuition. Cecelia Hardwick, spokeswoman for the Unite Party, said a huge turnout. She said she thought the question of block tuition really helped bring students out. “Everyone is really excited and we’re aiming to talk to as many people as possible,” she said. “We want students to understand what we’re about and what we’ve accomplished in the past.” On Tuesday, Phoebe Evans voted in her first Student Body election. major said the issue that brought her to the polls was online voting. “You can only vote at certain places,” she said. “And it’s unfair to those off campus.” She said from what she under stood, the Progress Party wants to implement it. Progress Party representatives were not available for comment.SEE RANKING, PAGE 5 Student Go v ernment Elections

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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 35 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHAT’S HAPPENING Student Government Elections Today, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Various locations on campus sg.ufl.edu Plaza Takeover Today, 12:30 p.m. Plaza of the Americas Due to popular demand, Hip Hop Collective is going to take over the Plaza of the Americas. Bboys, Bgirls, Emcees, DJs, singers and beat-boxers will gather from around town for an all-out jam session. This will be a great way to gain hands-on experience with what true hip-hop culture is really about. Music won’t be onhand, so any instruments or beat boxing will be greatly appreciated. RUB Entertainment Presents Comedian Ben Kronberg Today, 8 p.m. Orange & Brew With Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daily, and even two appearances on ABC’s “Wipeout” to his credit, this man clearly has a sense of humor. Come out to laugh the night away as Kronberg shakes up the house with his clever one-liners, catchy songs and unique brand of self-deprecating dark comedy. A Spring of Hope Today, 9 p.m. TCBY on Southwest 34th Street The UF chapter of A Spring of Hope, a nonprofit organization, is having its first fundraiser of the semester. Come out to join a great cause and raise awareness and money to build a well in South Africa. For more information, go to aspringofhope.org. Reduce Your Use: Crochet Your Own Coffee Koozie Thursday, 8 p.m. Reitz Union Room 363 The Office of Sustainability is partnering with RUB and Awards will be provided for place finishers, and all routes are nonpaved and paw friendly. Gainesville Rugby Club 5th Annual Poker Run Saturday, 7 p.m. Gator City The Gainesville Hogs are hosting the fifth-annual poker run. The best hand at the end of the night wins $100. For more details go to gainesvillerugbyclub.com. Through Their Eyes: The Rhythms of West Africa March 2, 11:45 a.m. UF International Center This presentation will feature Mohamed Dacosta, a professor with the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Center of African Studies. Come out and learn more about the music of West Africa from one of the few practice-based cultural authorities on the traditional performing arts of Africa currently living in the U.S. 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. Close-Knit Gators to help reduce waste on campus. Come out to learn how to crochet your own coffee sleeve and reduce waste. No previous crochet experience is needed, and materials will be provided. Supplies and room capacity are limited, so get there early. For more information on the REthink program, visit sustainable.ufl.edu/ rethink. Theatre Strike Force improv marathon Friday, noon to midnight Orange & Brew Students are encouraged to donate, and all proceeds will be given to to Relay for Life. 5th Annual North Florida Crossword Puzzle Tournament Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Norman Hall, Terrace Room Open to puzzlers of all interest levels. Discount for student registration. Winner will receive a trip to Nationals in Brooklyn, N.Y. All proceeds benefit Caleb’s Pitch. To register or for more information, visit calebspitch.org or call 352215-5440. 2nd Annual Kanapaha 5K-9 & One Mile Pup Run/Walk Saturday, 9 a.m. The Pledge 5 Foundation is hosting a 5K and one-mile race benefitting Gainesville Pet rescue. Advanced registration is $20, and on-site registration is $35. Registration includes a T-shirt, Doggy Gift Bag and refreshments. SUNNY 77/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/56 THUNDER STORMS 79/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/55 SUNNY 81/55 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011Dana Burke / Alligator StaffGebisa Ejeta, distinguished professor and 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, speaks in Emerson Alumni Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Max Reed / Alligator StaffMedics attend to journalism major Natasha Schoultz after she was struck by a bus when crowds of people dis persed from a concert on West University Avenue on Monday night. By KRISTEN WASKOAlligator Contributing Writer As the world’s population grows daily so does the world’s demand for food, a World Food Prize laureate said during a presentation Tuesday. Gebisa Ejeta, a distinguished professor of plant breeding and genetics and international agricultural at Purdue University, spoke to a crowd of about 200 at Emerson Alumni Hall. Born and raised in a small Ethiopian village, Ejeta, who was introduced as a “rock star of agriculture,” said he believes that in order to bring about world peace, world hunger must be addressed. Ejeta split his presentation into sues facing society regarding food production. The second focused on the challenges facing developing countries such as those on the African continent. Throughout both parts, Ejeta emphasized the overlying issue of poverty. Among those in attendance at Tuesday’s presentation was UF President Bernie Machen. The challenges Ejeta discussed included a growing population, deforestation, climate change, water shortages and a lack of agricultural education. Ejeta said he believes technology is part of the answer to meeting the world’s projected doubling demand of food. Another part of the answer, he said, lies in education. He said that while developing countries have seen a rise in school attendance, he worries that the quality of their Ejeta said he wants to focus on networking young African scientists and mentors who can inspire them. While the list of challenges facing the agricultural industry is daunting and appears to be somewhat overwhelming, Ejeta remains hopeful. “We can still rise up to the challenges and face them head on,” he said.Food expert discusses challenges of world food supplyLOCALBy KAT BEINAlligator Staff Writer A UF student was taken to Shands at UF on Tuesday morning after she was hit by a Regional Transit System bus on West University Avenue, having suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. Natasha Schoultz, a 21-year-old journalism junior, was standing on the south side of the curb in front of the Florida Theatre, 233 W. University Ave., and stepped off the curb into the street, Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Tscharna Senn said. At that moment, an RTS bus was heading east going about 30 miles per hour. It was unable to stop in time, hitting Schoultz. about 1:53 a.m. Schoultz, who suffered some serious injuries to her face, was taken to Shands at UF for medical evaluation. Doctors determined that Schoultz’s injuries weren’t life-threatening, though she was still in the hospital as of press time.UF student hit by bus downtownBy KRISTIN LOPOPOLOAlligator Contributing Writer Borders will close its Gainesville store beruptcy reorganization Wednesday. Twenty-six employees, many who are parttime, work at the Gainesville store at 6837 Newberry Road. They heard the bad news the same day the business announced its decision to close. Mary Davis, the company’s spokeswoman, said it will close before May 1. Nicole Vassallo, a 20-year-old UF sophomore, said she is disappointed the store is closing because she studied there every week. “I’m sorry to see the store go,” she said. The store opened in November 1999 but was placed on Borders’ list of “underperforming stores” that must close to make Of the company’s 642 stores nationwide, 200 are closing due to lack of sales, Davis said. The Gainesville store is currently selling books 20 to 40 percent off. Davis said the company expects the discounts to increase throughout the month until David Denslow, an economics professor at UF, said the increase of sales in electronic books on iPads and Nooks caused the store’s downfall. mation about books, and now there is no need for in-store clerks. Davis said the organization is currently looking for options for the employees who are losing their jobs. Borders to close Gainesville store Issues Environmental Ne ws Local

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5ACADEMICSBy MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Writer The GRE has been marked for death. The current test, which is the standard examination for admis sion into most graduate programs, will be replaced with a revised version Aug. 1, adding new question types and an extra hour to the test’s length. The revised test will place heavier emphasis on higher reasoning skills. The test will also take about four hours to complete instead of the current three-hour length, said Lee Weiss, director of graduate programs for Kaplan Test Prep. The Verbal Reasoning section will emphasize reading comprehension and higher-level thinking skills, while the Quantitative Reasoning section will include more data analysis and real-life scenario questions. Some question types, such as analogies, will die with the current version of the test, but new ones will rise to take their place. The computer version of the new GRE will allow test-takers to edit or change answers and tag questions they want to return to later, according to the Educational Testing Service website. For students who balk at the idea of answering math questions by hand, the new test will also include an on-screen calculator. “It’s more up to date and more relevant for business schools because there’s more data analysis and the math questions are business-related,” said Syed Safdar KaKazmi said he may take the new GRE without taking the GMAT because it will better test the skills he will need in a graduate-level business program than the current ver sion does. “I can kill two birds with one stone [with the new GRE].” However, the new test comes with drawbacks. Those who take the new test in August will not receive their scores until mid-November because the results can’t be calculated until enough people have taken the test, Weiss said. Those facing early fall deadlines won’t have GRE scores to include in their application unless they take it before Aug. 1. Students who plan to apply to graduate or business school next year should sign up for the current GRE as soon as possible to guar antee a testing spot this summer, Weiss said. Those applying with January deadlines may also not have enough time to retake the GRE for a higher score if they take the new test, he said. The new test can only be taken once every 60 days, com pared to the current GRE’s limit of one test session every 30 days or each calendar month. Those who plan to apply to graduate school in the next few years have a unique opportunity to choose which version of the GRE they want to take, he said. Those interested in taking the current ver sion can do so before August and can submit their scores to graduate “It’s a great opportunity to decide which is the better test for you,” Weiss said. GRE overhaul to place emphasis on reasoning skills Old GRE Verbal Reasoning Antonyms, analogies Reading Comprehension Quantitative: Tests arithmetic, geometry, algebra, data analysis No on-screen calculator Analytical Writing: Two essays Choice of topics Scoring (Verbal/Quantitative): 200 800 10-point increments Scoring (Writing): 0 6 Half-point increments New GRE Verbal Reasoning Higher-level thinking skills No antonyms, analogies Fill in the blank questions Quantitative: Emphasis on data interpretation, real-life scenarios On-screen calculator Fill-in-the-blank questions Multiple choice questions may have several correct answers Analytical Writing: Two essays One topic given Scoring (Verbal/Quantitative): 130 170 1-point increments Scoring (Writing): 0 6 Half-point incrementsChanges to the GRE faced, particularly to the Florida Bright Futures Scholar ship Program. Despite those cuts, UF still ranks as one of the best public college bargains in the U.S. with a price tag of $5,020 in tuition and fees for in-state students, according to the university website. The College Board website lists the average annual cost of tuition and fees for in-state students at a public four-year university at $7,605. “With the economy, I think parents are being much more conscious about what they’re paying [for college],” Orlando said. Orlando also said the quality of UF students, which has increased along with the competitiveness of the admissions process, was another factor in its high ranking from the Princeton Review. The top 100 list was based on data that included student surveys taken from fall 2009 to fall 2010, as well as cording to the Princeton Review website. The top 10 in the public and private college categories were ranked, but the remaining schools were published in alphabetical order without rankings. The Princeton Review isn’t the only company recognizing UF as a good bargain for students. The Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked UF second behind the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on its 2011 list of the 100 best values in public colleges. UF has maintained its second-place position since 2005. Tuition and fees for in-state students at UF cost about $5,000 RANKING, from page 1 HE FACES AT LEAST 15 YEARS IN PRISON.ASSOCIATED PRESSTAMPA — Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to set up a cocaine deal in 2009, a verdict that elicited anguish and disbelief among supporters in a crowded courtroom and from other artists in his native Jamaica. A federal jury deliberated for 11 hours over two days on the fate of Banton, who won a Grammy last week for best reggae album for his work entitled “Before the Dawn.” He was found guilty of three of four charges, and his attorney said he’s facing at least 15 years in prison. The 37-year-old Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, remains wildly popular in Jamaica, and the trial — his second over the drug accusations — was packed with supporters that included other mistrial last year after the jury deadlocked. The tall, dreadlocked singer didn’t react when a clerk read the verdict on Tuesday. He stood, hugged his attorneys, then turned around and blew kisses to his supporters in the courtroom and told them: “Thank you.” A woman yelled out “We love you, Buju!” as U.S. marshals led him away. “Obviously we are all upset and disappointed and emotional,” said Banton’s attorney, David Markus of Miami. “The only person who seems to be OK is Buju. He told us he was happy that he fought, knowing he was innocent.” Markus said he plans to appeal the conviction and bond in the meantime. Banton was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a offense. He was acquitted of attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. No date has been set for his sentencing. Assistant U.S. Attorney James Preston argued during trial that Banton portrayed himself as a broker of drug deals in several conversations with a conwas getting involved in a “no-risk” deal in which he and then later collect money from drug transactions. Prosecutors acknowledge that Banton did not put from it. Markus said his client is “a big talker” who mant but wasn’t involved in any drug deal. Much of the case hinged on meetings and phone calls that were videoand audiotaped by the infor mant, who was working with the Drug Enforcement Administration — and who made $50,000 in commission after the bust. In one video, Banton could be seen tasting cocaine in a Sarasota warehouse on Dec. 8, 2009 — but he was not present during the actual drug deal on Dec. 10 that led two others to be arrested. Those two men later pleaded guilty. formant badgered him after they 2009 and insisted that they meet to set up a cocaine purchase. He said he was so uninterested in the informant’s proposals that after they met twice, Banton didn’t return the man’s phone calls for months. In Banton’s native Jamaica, radio stations played his songs nonstop Tuesday, especially “Untold Stories” and “Not an Easy Road.” Rapper Tony Rebel, a close friend who recorded with Banton, called it a sad day for young people who looked up to him. The verdict marks “the saddest day for reggae and dancehall,” rapper Michael “Power Man” Davy said, adding he was “sad as a Rastaman and a Jamaican.” Singer Junior Reid called it a conspiracy against reggae artists. “With Buju gone, a big piece of reggae get chop off,” he said.Reggae singer Buju Banton found guilty in cocaine caseBanton UF Academic s

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Weighty IssueYou hit below the belt, Rush. Well, actually right at the waistline. Rush Limbaugh once again railed against Michelle Obama’s national anti-obesity campaign on Monday, this time with an insult Sure, calling out hypocrites is the place of many a television and radio personality, but we’re confused about what he meant. He said she didn’t look like a swimsuit model. We can agree with that. She looks like a strong, healthy woman, and that’s something poor Rush can’t ogle at, unlike the womenturned-objects on many magazine covers. We usually give decided eyerolls when confronted with over-the-top feminism, but we’ve noticed that time and again Michelle Obama has been examined for her fashion sense or other aspects of her appearance while ignored for her other actions and roles. Much the same holds true for other fethey are acting in the role of mothers, politicians or other professionals. The media perpetuate this idea by implying that having the per fect shape (whatever that is) and being on the cutting edge of fashion are the best things a woman can do. This isn’t the 1960s. The First Lady is addressing one of our most pertinent health issues. She’s trying to help. You can complain about it if you want, Rush, but what have you helped do for our nation’s health, other than raise blood pressure for fans and enemies alike?Raving MadLibyan leader’s crimes Sorry, Bahrain. While your protestors have a righteous cause in overthrowing one of the few absolute monarchies left in the world, you can’t beat crazy. the last man, the last woman, the last bullet” screams for news coverage. You might remember seeing footage of the man ramwas even used as comedy fodder on “The Daily Show” — but the steps he is willing to take and has already taken are no laughing matter. If the idea of deploying a country’s air force with orders to strike its own people sounds reasonable to you, consider that the Colonel’s own U.N. delegation just asked that he be charged with genocide. We have heard of progress in several other Arab nain as “easily” as the other leaders have. He sees himself as captain, and he’ll go down with the ship if the need presents itself. Even knowing that, we’ve come to accept that there’s little our government can do to pressure Libya into becoming more democratic: We have relatively little aid going into the country. It’s too bad our hands are tied because, as we said betors are going to need all the help they can get against a man with such a twisted mind.We have a strange way of looking at tragedy and what’s important. It is our nature to be unconcerned about issues that do not directly affect us. I don’t know which is worse – the people who display complete ignorance of how their actions today will change the future, clinging to antiquated views through a misguided notion that to “stick to your guns” is a virtue despite new evidence, or whiny, liberal types who only care about issues as long as the problem doesn’t reach their doorsteps. This being said, there is a pool of collective awareness we all look at, contribute to and draw from. Due to our individuality, we reach different conclusions when considering the same situations. Yet there is an accepted way to On Sept. 11, 3,000 people died in one of the most hor collapse is so poignant because of how well and sacred it is kept in our collective conscience. I don’t know anyone who got used to seeing those desperate, suffocating people leap from the buildings and into the streets below as the towers burnt to the ground. The outrage over what happened reverberated throughout the world, and you will be telling your grandchildren where you were the day it happened. That same day, 1,200 people died from smoking-related health complications. About 137 of them were from secondhand smoke exposure. The day after that, the same thing happened. And the next day, it happened again. It has happened every day since then, including today. This is the part where I break it down and tell you how many people each hour or minute die, but you’ve already heard rants like this before. It isn’t just about considering the amount of people that have died or feeling bad about the risks of smoking. It’s really about asking yourself why we aren’t as outraged at other forms of needless death as we are Sept. 11. in the same way we can feel the deaths of Sept. 11. Look at prescription medication. If you want to talk about something worth being outraged over, look no further. None of us want other people treading on our personal choices, but there has to come a time when you realize more people die from prescription drug overdose than any other drug. Concaine and heroin don’t hold a candle to Grandma’s Percocet. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 33,000 people died in 2005 from drug overdose, and that number has continued to rise thanks to the abuse of prescription medication. Once again, this is all about perspective. Seeing numbers on a page never seems to affect people all that much. They read it and think, “Oh, wow. That’s tragic,” and move on. Bertrand Russell once said, “The mark of a civilized man [or human] is the capacity to read a column of numbers and weep.” Bertrand, for the rest of us it helps to see, hear and feel those numbers in real life. Imagine you get up tocrashed and killed everyone on board in one day. Imagine you woke up the next day and saw that it was happening again, and again every day. You would be freaked out. This author would be freaked out. Collectively, our focus would shift, immediately. The number of deaths is similar to the smoking statistic, so why are the deaths of the people on the plane – some of whom are smokers – so grave? I understand that death from smoking is a slow process and a personal choice, and that death by slamming into the ground inside an airplane you can’t control happens a little quicker and is scarier. This column is not meant to condemn anyone for their personal choice. It is simply about awareness of how we all choose how we look at everything. Wesley Campbellletters@alligator.org

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION 8, FUN AND FITNESS, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 Fruits and vegetables are a great way to get the most nutrition out of your calories. They are packed with vitamins, servings per day as recommended can seem daunting. Following are some easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet: vegetables and fruits. run? Grab a piece of fruit before leaving home. and more to sandwiches for unique and delicious creations. like broccoli, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms more servings if you serve a cup or more at each meal. (Two produce can help prevent heart disease and choosing a banana instead of a brownie has your diet each day for a more energetic and healthier you, own personal nutrition goals. For more information, visit www.fruitsandveggiesmatter. gov. Easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet every day KEEPING A JOURNAL CAN HELP YOU TRACK YOUR PROGRESS. ary most of those resolutions have begun to fade away like the winter weather in Florida. you’ve improved over time. 1. Decide how you want to journal. You can 2. Set aside time to journal. Find the time of day and environment that works best for you so you’ll stick to it. 3. Consider making short-term goals, such as 4. Track your weekly activities. Give yourself credit for being active throughout the week, and remember that things like walking the dog and cise: 5. Allow yourself to just write! feelings and thoughts however they come out. you’ve never done it before, so don’t worry if you miss a day or two. Just pick up your pen and start writing again when you can. areas you can improve, but also look back and Motivation: Exercise journaling a good way to get up and go

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, FUN AND FITNESS, 9SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION By ASHLEY PODOLLTake a moment and forget about the upcoming exams, quizzes and projects. Try not to think about grades, professors and future plans. Relax. Meditation and mantras are great for students about to cal health takes a backseat. “We can certainly see more academic concerns and anxiety about grades during these times, especially after the psychologist at the Counseling and Wellness Center. hours for a counselor or extended hours at the gym or library not run during the middle of the semester. add to the building stress. He also said stress can manifest physically: headaches, the connection that the jitters and anxiety may be due to While others may turn to coffee and caffeinated soda, Gray tries to stick to natural energy sources. They can help, but after a certain point, they can decrease ting enough sleep is key during the most stressful times. He suggested the life skills classes at the counseling center or Meditation combats stress of midterm examsBy THOMAS NASSIFF hoodie and break out the bathing suit. right and try to get back into beach shape so they can Gym attendance expected to rise before Spring Break week

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10, FUN AND FITNESS, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Gainesville’s cold and wet winter has made basking in the sun a priority for many students this spring break. But most want sun-kissed skin, not a trip to the emergency room. Before you hit the beach, follow these recommendations to protect yourself from painful, harmful sunburn: 1. Protect yourself from the sun during the most intense times of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plan outside activities for the early morning or late afternoon. 2. Choose a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 and higher. SPF only refers to protection against ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, so read the label to ensure you are protected against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and UVB rays. 3. Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes prior to sun ex posure and reapply frequently. If you are particularly sensi tive to the sun, wear sun-protective clothing, a hat and sun glasses to protect your eyes. There are many prescription and over-the-counter prod ucts that can make you more susceptible to sunburn. Use extra precaution if you are taking these or any other medi cations, which may enhance sun sensitivity in some indi viduals: birth control (tablets, ring or patch); antibiotics com monly prescribed for acne or urinary tract infections (UTIs); non-steroidal pain relievers (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve); and/or cholesterol-lowering agents (“statins”). Even ingredients in certain sunscreens can cause pho tosensitivity in some people. Avoid sunscreens that contain benzophenones (dioxybenzone and oxybenzone), paraaminobenzoic acid (PABA), salicylates and cinnamates. If prevention fails and you become sunburned, it is important to treat the burn properly: 1. The extent of the burn will not be apparent until 12-24 hours after sun exposure. Keep the skin cool and moist by applying cool compresses. If skin is blistered, leave the blisters intact. 2. Avoid tight clothing and apply moisturizer or aloe gel to hydrate the skin. Avoid any topical products which contain numbing agents (for example, lidocaine, benzocaine or dibucaine) because you could become allergic to these products. 3. DO NOT apply ointments or butter to a burn as this will likely cause further damage to the skin. to prevent dehydration. 5. Pain relievers such as acetamino phen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen (Aleve) can help with the discomfort and fever that may accompany sunburn. Antihistamines such as cetirizine (Zyrtec), loratidine (Claritin) or diphen hydramine (Benadryl) can help with the itchiness that often accompanies sunburn. 6. Seek medical attention if you experience a fever higher than 102 F, chills, dizziness or nausea. If you have any questions or concerns, make an appoint ment with your UF Student Health Care Center primary care provider. For more information about sun protection and skin cancer prevention, visit the Skin Cancer Foundation’s website at www.skincancer.org.Information provided by the UF Student Health Care Don’t let the sun burn your spring break ALWAYS USE A CONDOM DURING ORAL SEX TO PROTECT FROM STIs SUCH AS HPV, HERPES, CHLAMYDIA AND GONORRHEA. You meet him or her at a club. You decide to hang out afterward and have a little fun—“nothing serious”— but if your after-hours play includes unprotected oral sex, you could easily bring home a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Oral sex puts you in contact with skin and body fluids, any of which can contain disease-causing viruses or bacteria. STIs can be passed through oral sex, and spitting out semen will not protect you against them, as some of the virus or bacteria stays behind. The most common STIs seen at the University of Florida Student Health Care Center (SHCC) are human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, gonorrhea and genital herpes. Fortunately, the SHCC is available to help students with confidential testing, counseling and treatment. Protection used with every sexual act, including oral sex, will reduce the risk of acquiring an STI; however, remember that skin not covered is not protected. Following are four ways to protect yourself from contracting an STI: 1. Use protection. Use regular or flavored condoms, or dental dams. 2. Do not shave on or very close to the genitals. Shaving can leave cuts in the skin, which increase the likelihood of infection. 3. Know your partner. If you see something suspicious on or near a potential sexual partner’s genitals, you may want to think twice! 4. Know yourself. Check your body regularly and see your health care provider with concerns. If you have any questions or concerns, make an appointment with your SHCC primary care provider. For more information about sexual health and STIs, visit the American Social Health Association’s website at www.ashastd.org.Information provided by the UF Student Health Care Center, www. shcc.ufl.eduOral Sex: Be careful what you put in your mouth

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ALLIGATOR BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND WEDNESDA Y, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 $425 per bedroom-All inclusive! 3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail <1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym! free tanning,freeHBO/showtime *Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-20-10-70-1 WOW! Live from $325! All Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s * Cable * Internet * Utilities * * Furnished * Tanning * 24 Hr Gym * * TheLandingsUF.com * 336-3838 * * 3801 SW 13th St * 4-20-70-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.www.ApartmentsInGainesville.com4-20-70-1 Now Leasing for 2011-2012! 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Furnished Cable Internet Utilities 2 blocks from UF! www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098 4-20-42-1 ***6 Bedroom House*** Walk to class. Pool. 2 living rooms. Game room. Ample Parking. Move in August 5th. Please contact John @ 561-866-8234 for additional info. 2-25-4-1 QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $350. Small 2br $375 372-6881, 213-3901 4-20-10-70-2 Arbor Park 2/1.5 $599 1050 Sqft Call today 335-7275 4-20-10-70-2 Now Leasing for Fall! Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs www.arlingtonsquare.org Downtown apts from only $619 Check availability today! 338-0002 4-20-10-70-2 1/1 E at $469 ALL Pets Welcome Frederick Gardens Call (352) 372-7555 4-20-10-70-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-20-10-70-2 Pinetree Gardens 2/1 Townhome w/ w/d for $649 3br for $799. Free UF parking. 352-376-4002 4-20-10-70-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-20-10-70-2 No deposit!!! Huge 1/1’s 2/2’s 3/3’s <1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym FREE tanning/FREE cable *Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-20-10-70-2 ELLIE’S HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-7-09-167-2 3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235 Move In today. Park Near UF Free! Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Pick THE LAURELS for FALL!1 & 2 Flats, 3/3 TH w/Cable @ $815 24hr gym*Tanning *Gated*Pet Friendly thelaurelsuf.com 352.335.4455 4-20-10-70-2 *ESCAPE THE ORDINARY* 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!! FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes www.thelaruelsuf.com 352-335-4455 4-20-11-70-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$629 Great Location – Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 4-20-10-70-2 2/2 and 3/3 Townhomes From $360/person! Available NOW and August! 377-2801*cobblestoneuf.com 4-20-70-2 1 & 2 BR MOVE IN TODAY! 1/1 from $579 * 2/1.5 from $649 Townhomes & Flats * Pets Loved! Includes water/sewer! Pools*Tanning*Fitness*376-2507 4-20-10-70-2 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 Madison Pointe NW 23rd Blvd 1s, 2s and 3s from $699 Free Tanning, Pool, Gym Gated and Pet Friendly 352-372-0400 MadisonPointe.org Text MADISON to 47464 for more info! 4-20-70-2 Washer/Dryer in Every Apartment 1/1's from $719 2/2's from $839 3/3's from $954Includes Internet352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-2 1bed @ Hidden Village 500 sq ft $479 Close to UF and Shands Call 352-376-1248 4-20-10-70-2 HUGE floor plans! 4-20-70-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1's from $659 * 3/2's from $799 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym www.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 4-20-10-70-2 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H2O Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com 4-20-10-70-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 4-20-10-70-2 GP is NOW LEASING for 2011 Student friendly 4/4's! Starting at $409 per person! 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12, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 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 1-6 Sat. 10-2. 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 $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 1/1 *$449 2/1 *$569 *Rates includes 1 month free!* Pet Friendly No weight limit 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 3-31-11-58-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1600 4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500 4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1300 4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1300 3-4-11-30-2 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 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 3-1-11-29-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, new carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $600/mo + sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352215-3160 3-3-11-30-2 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 3-1-11-19-2 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 3/2 Available Fall! 4 Blocks to UF ***48 Hour Special*** 352-371-7777 3-4-11-20-2 $385-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 3-1-11-14-2 House for rent 3/2, 1618 sq. ft. in NW GNV. 10 mins to campus or downtown. Excellent condition, lots of upgrades. $1050/mo with 1-yr lease. For info, application or pictures: lmallicoat@live.com or 386-972-9440. 4-511-30-2 Beautiful. 1bd. 1ba. loft 5 min on freeway from SFC Renovated with tile & carpet.Pool, Clubhouse, Exercise Room, Quiet location. $425mo $425sec. $45appl. fee. 472-6491. 3-1-11-10-2 www.10houses.com 2 & 3 bd HOUSES for Aug. 1 Cent H/AC, W/D, quiet areas Bike to UF 352-316-0154 or nancy@10houses.com 3-4-11-12-2 Courtney Greens 1/1 *$549 *Rate includes 1 month free!* Pet Friendly No weight limit *Brand New Energy Efficient appliances* Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com 4-20-11-39-2 Homestead Apartments 2/1 *$599 2/2 *$699 *Rates includes 1 month free!* Pet friendly No weight limit Close to main postal facility & shopping. Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com 4-20-11-39-2 *FIND THE PERFECT APT*100+ Floorplans! Skip the Bus! Walk to Class! Free GATORNET–Fastest Internet in town! For more info: www.ForRentNearUF.com 3-25-20-2 Downtown garage/studio apt, off-street parking, privacy. Behind Hippodrome, on bus lines. $420/mo, 1st, last and sec. Call 352 373-6551, leave message. 3-4-9-2 Short term lease. Quiet, clean efficiency. Archer Rd. View to woods.Call 352 316-2966 2-28-11-5-2 UF 7 blks, 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL, HOT TUB, 2500sf, 2 prchs, 5 car park, respon sible students or professionals only. Plasma TV incl. May-Aug $1775/mo; $2375/mo Aug on. Summer only option or yr lease. 352-222-0211 3-1-11-5-2 Arlington Square. Right downtown! Bus: 1&5. 5 min bike to campus/15min walk. 2BR/2BA townhouse: high ceilings, in courtyard w/ pool. May-July. Unfurn/util not included. $470/person. 352 318 1014. jsmyth@ufl.edu 3-1-10-3 Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 1st floor, furnished condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. 2 rooms avail immed. $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. $400/mo. No deposit required. 863634-1893. Available immediately. 3-1-10-4 Looking for a male roommate who is very nice & easy to get along with. Asking $300/mo util & dish network tv incl. If interested call Joe at 331-4239 or 240-4536. No smokers, alcohol, drugs or overnight guests please. 2-25-7-4

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ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIGATORAP PhotoLibyans stand on an army tank Tuesday at the state security camp in Benghazi, Libya. Libyan leader INTERNATIONALBy A’SHAYLA PASSARETTIAlligator Contributing Writer Ne ws Local He says he could save the state $2.8 billion

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SportsWEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org By JESSE SIMONTONAlligator Staff Writerjsimonton@alligator.org Last season in the NCAA Gainesville Regional, Florida eliminated Florida Atlantic 15-0 behind six home runs. On Tuesday, the Gators won by 11 without hitting a single round-tripper. No. 1 Florida beat FAU 13-2 in a midweek contest played in Jupiter at Roger Dean Stadium, the spring training home of the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. the Gators (4-0) pounded the Owls (3-1) all evening, seventh innings. inning all the way through to the end,” O’Sullivan said. “Had a chance to get a lot of guys in there. It was a great night overall.” The Gators got on the board early with three Johnson and Mike Zunino. UF plated three more runs in the third inning. two more runs. ONLINE STUDENT TICKETS AVAILABLE TEEING OFF WITH ANTHONY CHIANG The UF women’s basketball team has lost eight of its last 11 games. Has anybody noticed? ... The Carmelo Anthony saga is over. How long do you think it takes until New Yorkers try to run him out of town? I’m waiting for the “Melodrama” to unfold. ... Electromagnetic radiation from cell phones increases brain activity, according to a recent study. I can’t wait for teens to use this as an excuse for high phone bills. Seats for the UF men’s basketball game Thursday against Georgia have become available. Spots are limited, and registration ends today at noon or when they are all taken. For our stories, podcasts and video shows, check out alligatorSports.org. Also, vote in the poll about how far the UF baseball team will go this season. While you’re online, fol low us on Twitter (@alligatorSports).Saj Guevara / Alligator Staff No. 1 Florida pounds FAU as pitchers continue hot start The NCAA rule changes are receiving a lot of attention for curbing run totals, lowering home run counts and batting averages this season. But in Gainesville, there is a different reason for the smaller numbers: Florida’s pitching staff. The Gators’ weekend rotation combined to limit South Florida’s hitters to one run in 17 innings on the mound, the season last weekend. The only walk allowed by the starting pitchers (Brian Johnson, Hudson Randall and Karsten Whitson) came against the 57th batter ries. Florida carried its success on the mound over to Tuesday’s game against FAU, holding the Owls to seven hits and two runs. All of these impressive stats could be due to the NCAA’s new standards for bats — if UF’s staff didn’t rack up similar stats late last season. Using pinpoint control in last year’s NCAA Regional, Randall and Johnson accounted for 14.1 innings of work and gave up three runs. The two combined to strike out 14 batters while walking zero before the new bats began being Deep UF staff impresses early Anthony ChiangChiang Reactionachiang@alligator.org Twitter: @Chiang_Reaction SEE ANTHONY, P AGE 20 SEE BASEBALL, P AGE 20UF GYMNASTICSBy ALLISON BANKOAlligator Writer The Gators were already sitting pretty with a No. 1 national team ranking. Now, the gymnasts are making their marks in the individual ranks. Four UF gymnasts place in the nation’s around. In the bars, freshman Alaina Johnson is individual rankings, which are based on an average that eliminates her nation-high score of 9.975. “Bars has always been one of my best events,” she said. “I try to focus during workouts on getting a good shape and just keeping real tight in one position and of course, hitting all my handstands. I like swinging bars, so it’s easier for me to want to work hard on that event.” In her position as an all-arounder, Johnson currently holds the nation’s top score in a single meet with a 39.675. Fellow freshman allarounder Mackenzie Caquatto is tied for the No. 2 ranking for balance beam. She said she spent the duration of her time in the gym focusing on the Gators adding individual rankings to team successSEE GYM, P AGE 20Caquatto “One of those nights we played well from end. ... It was a great night overall.” Kevin O’Sullivan Florida baseball coach

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 17 By JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Writer In the Gators’ last two games, the offense won the accolades, but it was the defense that anchored the victories. With a mixture of high-pressure defense and relentless pursuit from sophomores Jaime Reeg and Sam Farrell, No. 17 Florida (2-1) has been able to limit each team it has faced this season to single-digit “Jaime and Sam are physically strong. They have great feet. They’re quick, and they’re agile,” UF coach Amanda O’Leary said. “They’re just two really big and strong young ladies who can move along the 8-meter arc with ease.” Florida has caused six more turnovers than its competition in three games, creating more free possessions for the offense and sophomore Kitty Cullen, the American Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Week. The Gators had 15 shots on goal in the only allowed three on defense. Reeg said the disparity between shots has been keyed by the team’s preparation for its opponent’s best player. Florida limited the Pioneers’ leading scorer, attacker Kara Secora, to just one shot the entire game. “The coaches really lay it out, what each player does, so we know what to expect when each one passes the ball, like whether one does a lot of backdoors, drives from the top or crease rolls,” Reeg said. Florida will look for more of the same defensive intensity against Maryland Baltimore County today at 6:30 p.m. at Dizney Stadium. The Retrievers (1-0) defeated George Mason 19-7 on Feb. 11 after jumping out to an 11-goal lead before halftime. It remains to be seen if UMBC can produce the same offensive output against the Gators on the road. Their win 12 days ago came at the expense of a Patriots team that went 3-14 last year. O’Leary said she has seen Florida not only perform at a higher level defensively with each game, but also communicate rell’s leadership. “Our communication improved, and we just trust each other so much more,” Farrell said. “We’re not hesitant to take risks because we know we’ll have our teammates to back us up and to slide. We just really trust each other now.” Part of the reason the Gators have been able to take so many risks has been other teams’ talent level, Farrell said. The defense has enjoyed competing against two consecutive offenses that play at a slower pace, with fewer fast breaks If a team tries to dump the ball inside the 12-meter arc, Farrell and the defense are waiting. “When we see them go to goal, we send our double [team],” Farrell said. “We really closed our doubles, which made them, I guess, intimidated and they’d pull out and pass it over.” UF WILL TRY TO AVOID GETTING SWEPT BY VANDERBILT AND GEORGIA THIS WEEK.By MATT WATTSAlligator Writer women’s basketball team has a shot at redemption. culminate with opportunity. Two games remain in what has been a dismal regularseason for the Gators (15-13, 5-9 Southeastern Confer ence). First, they will travel to Nashville on Thursday to take on Vanderbilt (18-9, 9-5 SEC), which beat Florida in double overtime Feb. 6. The Gators will then return home Sunday to play a to beat Florida at Stegeman Coliseum in January. “Both of them were games that, obviously, we wish we had back,” guard Jordan Jones said. Florida coach Amanda Butler agreed. “I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t extra motivation there,” Butler said, adding, “I thought those disappointments were tough for us to bounce back from.” At the time, both losses were Florida’s second in a row, and UF went on to lose four straight each time. After the Georgia game, Florida dropped another heartbreaker to Kentucky 59-58 in the O’Connell Center and added a 14point loss at LSU. Following the loss to Vanderbilt, the Gators had to travel to Knoxville, Tenn., where the Volunteers dismantled them for the second time. Then, UF let a 10-point lead disappear in a loss at Alabama. When asked if wins in the last two games can salvage a substandard season that began with talk of championships, Jones said, “Yeah, in a way. I think the disappointment is still going to be there. You can’t get those games back.” On a positive note for Florida, Butler pointed to the 50-point second half against Mississippi State on Sunday as a sign that her team’s best basketball is still to come. “I still don’t think we’ve seen a complete ballgame,” Butler said. “I thought our second half [Sunday], especially on the offensive end, was pretty close to as good as we can play.” A sizeable portion of that success was due to the interior play of forward Jennifer George. The 6-foot junior throws en route to her second 20-point game of the season. After the victory, George texted her coach with a message that read, “It was nice working with you this after noon.” Butler replied, “It’s nice working with you, too, when you don’t miss a shot.” George has been on a roll as of late. The last time she scored 20 was four games ago against Vanderbilt. In that meeting, Commodores center Stephanie Holzer and forwards Hannah Tuomi and Tiffany Clarke abused Florida in the paint to the tune of 66 points. “It was the post game that killed,” Florida center Azania Stewart said. “I think we have to take that on our shoulders as post players and really have to gameplan for them well.” Even if the Gators are able to stop Vanderbilt and start their path to redemption, the sting of this season will live on. mouths going into the offseason and preparing for next year,” Jones said “ But I don’t think it’s ever going to be not disappointing.”Florida looks to keep up defensive intensity vs. UMBCFarrell, Reeg pressuring opponents Butler

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18, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 HOT SHOTS 1. Kenny Boyton, So. 2. Vernon Macklin, Sr. 3. Erving Walker, Jr STANDINGS Jocelyne Sanchez / Alligator Staff THE FRESHMAN’S WORK VS. LSU EARNED PRAISE FROM BILLY DONOVAN. By GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writergluca@alligator.org With the Gators’ most experienced player sidelined by injury, the team has turned to one of its greenest freshmen. While his stat line against LSU on Sunday may not have been impressive, swingman Casey Prather drew praise from coach Billy Donin place of the injured Chandler Parsons. “He had good energy, he did a good job defensively and overall I was pleased with the way he played,” Donovan said. The freshman logged 15 minutes and failed to score a point on 0-for-2 shooting. He also recorded three rebounds, an assist and a steal without a turnover. Donovan acknowledged that Prather’s performance was not for showing a strong work ethic and a desire to get better over the past two weeks. Prather had played 6.9 minutes per game prior to No. 13 Gators’ 68-61 win at LSU but was forced into a starting role as the only other natural small forward on the roster. Although not as versatile as Parsons, the 6-foot-6 Prather provides a combination of size, speed and athleticism none of the other reserves can match. Those attributes have made Prather a strong defensive option off the bench in limited minutes and led Donovan to incorporate more on-the-ball pressure into his game plan Sunday against the Tigers. “I just felt like we’re a better pressing team when Casey is out there,” Donovan said. “With his athleticism and his length, we just felt like we wanted to utilize him.” Although the Gators have used the press sparingly in Southeastern Conference play, Donovan thought the matchup against LSU would be the perfect time to bring it back. According to Donovan, the Tithey have the luxury of entering their half-court sets. He hoped the and force them to improvise rather than run designed plays. Donovan also noted that the press would be an effective way for the younger players to deal with the jitters of seeing increased minutes in Parsons’ absence. Instead of letting nerves build up while they grind through a half-court defense, freshmen such as Prather were allowed to get out and run. “I thought if we could get the game going up and down, it may take some pressure off of those guys, being young guys on the cant minutes than they previously had,” Donovan said. in for Parsons was Scottie Wilbekin, who played 30 minutes despite averaging 16.9 per game beforehand. Wilbekin was often used in a lineup that featured fellow guards Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton. That three-guard set presented another quick, scrappy defensive lineup that provided an effective press. The press showed some rust and only forced 12 giveaways Sunday against LSU. When asked after the game, Boynton said it was much more disruptive in the second half, calling it -50” overall. Prather brings defensive prowess in place of Parsons Baseball Baseball America AP Golfweek GymInfo Lacrosse Magazine USA Today / NFCA CSCAA CSCAA ITA Tennis ITA Tennis USTFCCCA USTFCCCA Basketball (men) Golf (men) Gymnastics Lacrosse Softball Swimming and Diving (women) Tennis (women) Track and Field (women) Track and Field (men) Tennis (men)I TEAMS RANKING POLL 1st1st4th5th7th10th2nd1st21st13th17th3rd Swimming and Diving (men) Alexander Silva / Alligator Staff Men's Bask etball Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffFlorida freshman Casey Prather, who started for Chandler Parsons at LSU, provides UF with an option at small forward off the bench. He impressed on defense Sunday but did not score against the Tigers.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 19 Baseball: Nolan Fontana , So. Southeastern Conference Player of the Week award Monday following his 9-for-12 performance at the plate during Florida’s openingweekend sweep of South Florida in McKethan Stadium. His stretch of seven consecutive hits fell one shy of a UF record, and he led the Gators in slugging percentage, onbase percentage, total bases and Player of the Week honor and UF’s May 19, 2008. Stats: 9-for-12 hitting, .833 slug ging percentage, .786 on-base percentage, one double, one steal, Men’s Golf: Bank Vongvanij , Sr. Vongvanij was named to the 26man Ben Hogan Award Watch List, announced over the weekend by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Hogan is a yearly award given to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer. The senior has led the Gators to three victories this home two titles at the Isleworth Invitational and JU Invi tational. Stats: No. 2 in Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, 69.9 stroke average Softball: Stephanie Brombacher , Sr. Florida’s ace was named the NFCA Division I National Player of the Week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Tuesday after she threw a pair of completegame shutouts in a weekend sweep of then-No. 22 North Carolina. Bro mbacher’s strong week got started with a one-hit shutout over Jacksonville last Wednesday, and the senior has yet to allow a run this season. Stats: 6-0, 0.00 ERA, 31 innings pitched, 14 hits, 35 strikeouts, 5 walks Lacrosse: Kitty Cullen , So. as the American Lacrosse Confer ence’s Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. The award rep Offensive Player of the Week award in the history of the UF lacrosse program. Cullen tied a Florida record with six goals against No. 20 Denver and leads the team in goals, points and shots so far this season. Stats: 14 goals, 2 assists, 16 points, 23 shots, 2 ground balls BRINGING HOME THE HARDWARE Alexander Silva / Alligator Staff

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20, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 Matt Tripp / Alligator Staff UF focused on holding No. 1 spot GYM, from page 16 ANTHONY, from page 16DeSclafani throws four shutout frames BASEBALL, from page 16 Baseball



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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 35 We Inform. You Decide. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 Voter turnout up on first day of SG election Elise Goirdano/ Alligator Sophomore Ashley Elsishans votes at the Reitz Union on Tuesday night for the Student Government elections. More than 500 people showed up to the Reitz voting location alone. By HANNAH WINSTON Alligator Writer One day of voting down and one more day of fliers, stickers and the million-dollar question, "Have you voted?" In the first day of Student Government elections, 5,532 students did vote on Tuesday, according to Supervisor of Elections Amanda Griffin. On the first day of elections last spring, 5,289 students voted. This semester's ballot includes the executive and Student Senate candidates along with a referendum question about whether or not block tuition should be implemented at U. If implemented, block tuition would charge students a flat-rate tuition for 15 credit hours, no matter how many they are actually taking. James Burns was one of the voters with block tuition in mind. The senior criminology major said the major reason he voted was because he thinks block tuition is wrong. He said even though he is graduating, he doesn't think it's fair that any student should have to pay for 15 credit hours. Both the Unite Party and Progress Party are against block tuition. Cecelia Hardwick, spokeswoman for the Unite Party, said that the first day seemed to have a huge turnout. She said she thought the question of block tuition really helped bring students out. "Everyone is really excited and we're aiming to talk to as many people as possible," she said. "We want students to understand what we're about and what we've accomplished in the past." On Tuesday, Phoebe Evans voted Student Government in her Elections f i r s t S t u dent Body election. The first-year health-science major said the issue that brought her to the polls was online voting. "You can only vote at certain places," she said. "And it's unfair to those off campus." She said from what she understood, the Progress Party wants to implement it. Progress Party representatives were not available for comment. UF ACADEMICS UF named third-best value for public schools By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer UF students may be dropping serious dollars on tuition hikes, but they're getting the third-best bang for their buck in the country. The Princeton Review ranked UF third among public universities on its Best Value Colleges for 2011 list, which included 100 schools. It's the first time UF has cracked the top 10 according to UF spokesman Steve Orlando. The top 100 schools on the list include 50 private and 50 public universities, with the University of Virginia taking the top spot for public colleges and Swarthmore College ranking number one among the private ones. The list was compiled based on schools' cost of attendance, financial aid and academics. Thomas Goldkamp, a UF senior, came to the school partly because of the financial aid he was offered. "I'm from New Orleans, so when I came from out of state it was a big deal for me because they gave me a good scholarship," he said. He wasn't surprised the school made the list but was surprised it was ranked so high given the financial aid cuts students have SEE RANKING, PAGE 5 The Princeton Review "Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges for 2011" 1. University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Va.) 2. New College of Florida (Sarasota) 3. University of Florida (Gainesville) 4. State University of New York at Binghamton (Binghamton, N.Y.) 5. University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.) 6. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 7. College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Va.) 8. University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 9. North Carolina State University (Raleigh, N.C.) 10. City University of New York -Hunter College (New York, N.Y.) 0 Florida junior left fielder Daniel Pigott (right) led an offensive onslaught with a 4-for-5 outing as the No. Gators baseball team cruised past Florida Atlantic 13-2 on Tuesday night. See Story, Page 16. Fight over Girl Scout cookies leads to arrest in Naples NAPLES -A brawl between roomher repeatedly with a board and then a mates over Girl Scout cookies led to assign. sault charges against one of them. Police say the roommate's husband According to the Naples Daily News, tried to separate them. the Collier County Sheriff's Office reports The roommate said she gave the cookthat 31-year-old Hersha Howard woke ies to Howard's children. up her roommate early Sunday and acHoward is charged with aggravated cused her of eating her Thin Mints. battery with a deadly weapon and aggraThey argued and deputies say it vated assault with a deadly weapon. 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2, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 News Today Student Government Elections Today, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Various locations on campus sg.ufl.edu Plaza Takeover Today, 12:30 p.m. Plaza of the Americas Due to popular demand, Hip Hop Collective is going to take over the Plaza of the Americas. Bboys, Bgirls, Emcees, DJs, singers and beat-boxers will gather from around town for an all-out jam session. This will be a great way to gain hands-on experience with what true hip-hop culture is really about. Music won't be onhand, so any instruments or beat boxing will be greatly appreciated. RUB Entertainment Presents Comedian Ben Kronberg Today, 8 p.m. Orange & Brew With Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daily, and even two appearances on ABC's "Wipeout" to his credit, this man clearly has a sense of humor. Come out to laugh the night away as Kronberg shakes up the house with his clever one-liners, catchy songs and unique brand of self-deprecating dark comedy. A Spring of Hope Today, 9 p.m. TCBY on Southwest 34th Street The UF chapter of A Spring of Hope, a nonprofit organization, is having its first fundraiser of the semester. Come out to join a great cause and raise awareness and money to build a well in South Africa. For more information, go to aspringofhope.org. Reduce Your Use: Crochet Your Own Coffee Koozie Thursday, 8 p.m. Reitz Union Room 363 The Office of Sustainability is partnering with RUB and TODAY SUNNY 77/51 THURSDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 80/56 Close-Knit Gators to help reduce waste on campus. Come out to learn how to crochet your own coffee sleeve and reduce waste. No previous crochet experience is needed, and materials will be provided. Supplies and room capacity are limited, so get there early. For more information on the REthink program, visit sustainable.ufl.edu/ rethink. Theatre Strike Force improv marathon Friday, noon to midnight Orange & Brew Students are encouraged to donate, and all proceeds will be given to to Relay for Life. 5th Annual North Florida Crossword Puzzle Tournament Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Norman Hall, Terrace Room Open to puzzlers of all interest levels. Discount for student registration. Winner will receive a trip to Nationals in Brooklyn, N.Y. All proceeds benefit Caleb's Pitch. To register or for more information, visit calebspitch.org or call 352215-5440. 2nd Annual Kanapaha 5K-9 & One Mile Pup Run/Walk Saturday, 9 a.m. The Pledge 5 Foundation is hosting a 5K and one-mile race benefitting Gainesville Pet rescue. Advanced registration is $20, and on-site registration is $35. Registration includes a T-shirt, Doggy Gift Bag and refreshments. 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4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 Food expert discusses challenges of world food supply By KRISTEN WASKO Alligator Contributing Writer As the world's population grows daily so does the world's demand for food, a World Food Prize laureate said during a presentation Tuesday. Gebisa Ejeta, a distinguished professor of plant breeding and genetics and international agricultural at Purdue University, spoke to a crowd of about 200 at Emerson Alumni Hall. Born and raised in a small Ethiopian village, Ejeta, who was introduced as a "rock star of agriculture," said he believes that in order to bring about world peace, world hunger must be addressed. Ejeta split his presentation into two parts. The first covered the issues facing society regarding food production. The second focused on the challenges facing developing countries such as those on the African continent. Throughout both parts, Ejeta emphasized the overlying issue of poverty. Among those in attendance at Tuesday's presentation was UF President Bernie Machen. The challenges Ejeta discussed included a growing population, deforestation, climate change, water shortages and a lack of agricultural education. Ejeta said he believes technology is part of the answer to meeting the world's projected doubling demand of food. Another part of the answer, he said, lies in education. He said that while developing countries have seen a rise in school attendance, he worries Issues thatthequality of their education may not be sufficient. Ejeta said he wants to focus on networking young African scientists and mentors who can inspire them. While the list of challenges facing the agricultural industry is daunting and appears to be somewhat overwhelming, Ejeta remains hopeful. "We can still rise up to the challenges and face them head on," he sald. Dana Burke/ Alligator Staff Gebisa Ejeta, distinguished professor and 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, speaks in Emerson Alumni Hall on Tuesday afternoon. UF student hit by bus downtown By KAT BEIN Alligator Staff Writer A UF student was taken to Shands at UF on Tuesday morning after she was hit by a Regional Transit System bus on West University Avenue, having suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. Natasha Schoultz, a 21-year-old journalism junior, was standing on the south side of the curb in front of the Florida Theatre, 233 W. University Ave., and stepped off the curb into the street, Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Tscharna Senn said. At that moment, an RTS bus was heading east going about 30 miles per hour. It was unable to stop in time, hitting Schoultz. Police and traffic homicide investigators arrived at about 1:53 a.m. Schoultz, who suffered some serious injuries to her face, was taken to Shands at UF for medical evaluation. Doctors determined that Schoultz's injuries weren't life-threatening, though she was still in the hospital as of press time. Max Reed / Alligator Staff Medics attend to journalism major Natasha Schoultz after she was struck by a bus when crowds of people dispersed from a concert on West University Avenue on Monday night. Borders to close Gainesville store By KRISTIN LOPOPOLO Alligator Contributing Writer Borders will close its Gainesville store because the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Wednesday. Twenty-six employees, many who are parttime, work at the Gainesville store at 6837 Newberry Road. They heard the bad news the same day the business announced its decision to close. Mary Davis, the company's spokeswoman, said it will close before May 1. Nicole Vassallo, a 20-year-old UF sophomore, said she is disappointed the store is closing because she studied there every week. "I'm sorry to see the store go," she said. The store opened in November 1999 but was placed on Borders' list of "underperforming stores" that must close to make the company profitable. News Of the company's 642 stores nationwide, 200 are closing due to lack of sales, Davis said. The Gainesville store is currently selling books 20 to 40 percent off. Davis said the company expects the discounts to increase throughout the month until the store is closed. All sales will be final. David Denslow, an economics professor at UF, said the increase of sales in electronic books on iPads and Nooks caused the store's downfall. He said people use the Internet to find information about books, and now there is no need for in-store clerks. Davis said the organization is currently looking for options for the employees who are losing their jobs.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5 GRE overhaul to place emphasis on reasoning skills By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer The GRE has been marked for death. The current test, which is the standard examination for admission into most graduate programs, will be replaced with a revised version Aug. 1, adding new question types and an extra hour to the test's length. The revised test will place heavier emphasis on higher reasoning skills. The test will also take about four hours to complete instead of the current three-hour length, said Lee Weiss, director of graduate programs for Kaplan Test Prep. The Verbal Reasoning section will emphasize reading comprehension and higher-level thinking skills, while the Quantitative Reasoning section will include more data analysis and real-life scenario questions. Some question types, such as analogies, will die with the current version of the test, but new ones will rise to take their place. The computer version of the new GRE will allow test-takers to edit or change answers and tag questions they want to return to later, according to the Educational Testing Service website. For students who balk at the idea of answering math questions by hand, the new test will also include an on-screen calculator. "It's more up to date and more relevant for business schools because there's more data analysis and the math questions are business-related," said Syed Safdar Kazmi, a finance senior at UF. Kazmi said he may take the new GRE without taking the GMAT because it will better test the skills he will need in a graduate-level business program than the current version does. "I can kill two birds with one stone [with the new GRE]." However, the new test comes with drawbacks. Those who take the new test in August will not receive their scores until mid-November because the results can't be calculated until enough people have taken the test, Weiss said. Those facing early fall deadlines won't have GRE scores to include in their application unless they take it before Aug. 1. Students who plan to apply to graduate or business school next year should sign up for the current GRE as soon as possible to guarantee a testing spot this summer, Weiss said. Those applying with January deadlines may also not have enough time to retake the GRE for a higher score if they take the new test, he said. The new test can only be taken once every 60 days, compared to the current GRE's limit of one test session every 30 days or each calendar month. Those who plan to apply to graduate school in the next few years have a unique opportunity to choose which version of the GRE they want to take, he said. Those interested in taking the current version can do so before August and can submit their scores to graduate schools for up to five years. "It's a great opportunity to decide which is the better test for you," Weiss said. Old GRE Verbal Reasoning -Antonyms, analogies -Reading Comprehension -Quantitative: -Tests arithmetic, geometry, algebra, data analysis -No on-screen calculator -Analytical Writing: -Two essays -Choice of topics -Scoring (Verbal/Quantitative): -200 -800 -10-point increments -Scoring (Writing): -0-6 -Half-point increments Nei GRE | | | | | | | | | | | Reggae singer Buju Banton found guilty in cocaine case 0 HE FACES AT LEAST 15 YEARS IN PRISON. ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA -Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to set up a cocaine deal in 2009, a verdict that elicited anguish and disbelief among supporters in a crowded courtroom and from other artists in his native Jamaica. A federal jury deliberated for 11 hours over two days on the fate of Banton, who won a Grammy last week for best reggae album for his work entitled "Before the Dawn." He was found guilty of three of four charges, and his attorney said he's facing at least 15 years in prison. The 37-year-old Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, remains wildly popular in Jamaica, and the trial -his second over the drug accusations -was packed with supporters that included other well-known reggae artists. The first trial ended in a mistrial last year after the jury deadlocked. The tall, dreadlocked singer didn't react when a clerk read the verdict on Tuesday. He stood, hugged his attorneys, then turned around and blew kisses to his supporters in the courtroom and told them: "Thank you." A woman yelled out "We love you, Buju!" as U.S. marshals led him away. "Obviously we are all upset and disappointed and emotional," said Banton's attorney, David Markus of Miami. "The only person who seems to be OK is Buju. He told us he was happy that he fought, knowing he was innocent." Markus said he plans to appeal the conviction and will file a motion to try to get Banton out of jail on bond in the meantime. Banton was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense. He was acquitted of attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. No date has been set for his sentencing. Assistant U.S. Attorney James Preston argued during trial that Banton portrayed himself as a broker of drug deals in several conversations with a confidential informant. Preston said Banton thought he was getting involved in a "no-risk" deal in which he would introduce a friend to a confidential informant, and then later collect money from drug transactions. Prosecutors acknowledge that Banton did not put any money into the drug deal, nor did he ever profit from it. Markus said his client is "a big talker" who admitted to trying to impress the confidential informant but wasn't involved in any drug deal. Much of the case hinged on meetings and phone calls that were videoand audiotaped by the informant, who was working with the Drug Enforcement Administration -and who made $50,000 in commission after the bust. In one video, Banton could be seen tasting cocaine in a Sarasota warehouse on Dec. 8, 2009 -but he was not present during the actual drug deal on Dec. 10 that led two others to be arrested. Those two men later pleaded .guilty. Banton testified that that the informant badgered him after they met on a trans-Atlantic flight in July 2009 and insisted that they meet to 1 p set up a cocaine purchase. He said Banton he was so uninterested in the informant's proposals that after they met twice, Banton didn't return the man's phone calls for months. In Banton's native Jamaica, radio stations played his songs nonstop Tuesday, especially "Untold Stories" and "Not an Easy Road." Rapper Tony Rebel, a close friend who recorded with Banton, called it a sad day for young people who looked up to him. The verdict marks "the saddest day for reggae and dancehall," rapper Michael "Power Man" Davy said, adding he was "sad as a Rastaman and a Jamaican." Singer Junior Reid called it a conspiracy against reggae artists. "With Buju gone, a big piece of reggae get chop off," he said. Changes to the GRE Tuition and fees for in-state students at UF cost about $5,000 RANKING, from page 1 faced, particularly to the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Despite those cuts, UF still ranks as one of the best public college bargains in the U.S. with a price tag of $5,020 in tuition and fees for in-state students, according to the university website. The College Board website lists the average annual cost of tuition and fees for in-state students at a public four-year university at $7,605. "With the economy, I think parents are being much more conscious about what they're paying [for college]," Orlando said. Orlando also said the quality of UF students, which has increased along with the competiUF tiveness of the admissions process, was another factor in its high ranking from the Princeton Review. The top 100 list was based on data that included student surveys taken from fall 2009 to fall 2010, as well as fall 2010 surveys about school costs and financial aid, according to the Princeton Review website. The top 10 in the public and private college categories were ranked, but the remaining schools were published in alphabetical order without rankings. The Princeton Review isn't the only company recognizing UF as a good bargain for students. The Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranked UF second behind the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on its 2011 list of the 100 best values in public colleges. UF has maintained its second-place position since 2005. -Verbal Reasoning -Higher-level thinking skills -No antonyms, analogies -Fill in the blank questions -Quantitative: -Emphasis on data interpretation, real-life scenarios -On-screen calculator -Fill-in-the-blank questions -Multiple choice questions may have several correct answers -Analytical Writing: -Two essays -One topic given Scoring (Verbal/Quantitative): -130 -170 -1-point increments -Scoring (Writing): -0-6 -Half-point increments

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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 Raving Mad Libyan leader's crimes difficult to punish Sorry, Bahrain. While your protestors have a righteous cause in overthrowing one of the few absolute monarchies left in the world, you can't beat crazy. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's notorious brutality coupled with his recent pledge that he would "fight until the last man, the last woman, the last bullet" screams for news coverage. You might remember seeing footage of the man rambling in front of the U.N. months ago -Gaddafi's speech was even used as comedy fodder on "The Daily Show" but the steps he is willing to take and has already taken are no laughing matter. If the idea of deploying a country's air force with orders to strike its own people sounds reasonable to you, consider that the Colonel's own U.N. delegation just asked that he be charged with genocide. We have heard of progress in several other Arab nations, but we're skeptical Gaddafi would consider giving in as "easily" as the other leaders have. He sees himself as captain, and he'll go down with the ship if the need presents itself. Even knowing that, we've come to accept that there's little our government can do to pressure Libya into becoming more democratic: We have relatively little aid going into the country. It's too bad our hands are tied because, as we said before, we know it's difficult to beat crazy, and those protestors are going to need all the help they can get against a man with such a twisted mind. Weighty Issue ou hit below the belt, Rush. Well, actually right at the waistline. Rush Limbaugh once again railed against Michelle Obama's national anti-obesity campaign on Monday, this time with an insult about the First Lady's figure. Sure, calling out hypocrites is the place of many a television and radio personality, but we're confused about what he meant. He said she didn't look like a swimsuit model. We can agree with that. She looks like a strong, healthy woman, and that's something poor Rush can't ogle at, unlike the womenturned-objects on many magazine covers. We usually give decided eyerolls when confronted with over-the-top feminism, but we've noticed that time and again Michelle Obama has been examined for her fashion sense or other aspects of her appearance while ignored for her other actions and roles. Much the same holds true for other female public figures, even if they are acting in the role of mothers, politicians or other professionals. The media perpetuate this idea by implying that having the perfect shape (whatever that is) and being on the cutting edge of fashion are the best things a woman can do. This isn't the 1960s. The First Lady is addressing one of our most pertinent health issues. She's trying to help. You can complain about it if you want, Rush, but what have you helped do for our nation's health, other than raise blood pressure for fans and enemies alike? a l l e independent fo rida Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres OPINIONS EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names 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 Mt9,"R.S ALLIGATOR www.aIligator.org/opinion TAOUNG A 'PUE( ACThM~fVO011MG Feeling emotion from e have a strange way of looking at tragedy and what's important. It is our nature to be unconcerned about issues that do not directly affect us. I don't know which is worse -the people who display complete ignorance of how their actions today will change the future, clinging to antiquated views through a misguided notion that to "stick to your guns" is a virtue despite new evidence, or whiny, liberal types who only care about issues as long as the problem doesn't reach their doorsteps. This being said, there is a pool of collective awareness we all look at, contribute to and draw from. Due to our individuality, we reach different conclusions when considering the same situations. Yet there is an accepted way to look at tragedy, and it baffles me. On Sept. 11, 3,000 people died in one of the most horrific attacks ever documented in American history. The collapse is so poignant because of how well and sacred it is kept in our collective conscience. I don't know anyone who got used to seeing those desperate, suffocating people leap from the buildings and into the streets below as the towers burnt to the ground. The outrage over what happened reverberated throughout the world, and you will be telling your grandchildren where you were the day it happened. That same day, 1,200 people died from smoking-related health complications. About 137 of them were from secondhand smoke exposure. The day after that, the same thing happened. And the next day, it happened again. It has happened every day since then, including today. This is the part where I break it down and tell you how many people each hour or minute die, but you've already heard rants like this before. It isn't just about considering the amount of people that have died or feeling bad about the risks of smoking. It's really about asking yourself why we aren't as outraged at other forms of needless death as we are Sept. 11. We aren't because it is so difficult to feel these numbers Today's question: Do you think you are gettingyour money's worth from UF? statistics is difficult Wesley Campbell in the same way we can feel the letters@alligatororg deaths of Sept. 11. Look at prescription medication. If you want to talk about something worth being outraged over, look no further. None of us want other people treading on our personal choices, but there has to come a time when you realize more people die from prescription drug overdose than any other drug. Concaine and heroin don't hold a candle to Grandma's Percocet. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 33,000 people died in 2005 from drug overdose, and that number has continued to rise thanks to the abuse of prescription medication. Once again, this is all about perspective. Seeing numbers on a page never seems to affect people all that much. They read it and think, "Oh, wow. That's tragic," and move on. Bertrand Russell once said, "The mark of a civilized man [or human] is the capacity to read a column of numbers and weep." Bertrand, for the rest of us it helps to see, hear and feel those numbers in real life. Imagine you get up tomorrow and see the news. Turns out that five Boeing 757s crashed and killed everyone on board in one day. Imagine you woke up the next day and saw that it was happening again, and again every day. You would be freaked out. This author would be freaked out. Collectively, our focus would shift, immediately. The number of deaths is similar to the smoking statistic, so why are the deaths of the people on the plane -some of whom are smokers -so grave? I understand that death from smoking is a slow process and a personal choice, and that death by slamming into the ground inside an airplane you can't control happens a little quicker and is scarier. This column is not meant to condemn anyone for their personal choice. It is simply about awareness of how we all choose how we look at everything. Wesley Campbell is afifth-year English major. His column appears on Wednesdays. Tuesday's question: Did you vote 47% YES in SG elections? 53% NO 76 TOTAL VOTES Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org CMLATWE sGI AVOIDANCE MANEUVER3 Coo~ DIDN'T FI. V549 110fv IN\ The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.

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8, FUN AND FITNESS, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Motivation: Exercise journaling a good way to get up and go KEEPING A JOURNAL CAN HELP YOU TRACK YOUR PROGRESS. You may have made a New Year's resolution to work out more, but by the end of February most of those resolutions have begun to fade away like the winter weather in Florida. A great way to get back on that horse is to start an exercise journal, which enables you to easily track your progress and see just how much you've improved over time. Following are five tips on starting your own exercise journal: 1. Decide how you want to journal. You can buy a traditional paper journal or use an online journal or app for your smartphone. Try www. onlinefitnesslog.com or check out the "Body Fitness" app for iPhone-both are free! 2. Set aside time to journal. Find the time of day and environment that works best for you so you'll stick to it. 3. Consider making short-term goals, such as exercising three times in one week. 4. Track your weekly activities. Give yourself credit for being active throughout the week, and remember that things like walking the dog and cleaning the house count, too! Specific items to track regarding your exercise: a) How am I feeling? (energy level, muscle/ joint pain and mood) b) What did I do? (time, distance and/or reps) c) How have I progressed? (faster, further and/or other successes). 5. Allow yourself to just write! Write about your feelings and thoughts however they come out. Be patient with yourself. It may take time to get comfortable with the idea of journaling if you've never done it before, so don't worry if you miss a day or two. Just pick up your pen and start writing again when you can. Reread your entries every month or so. Be objective and take the opportunity to see what areas you can improve, but also look back and celebrate the progress you have made! For more information about exercise, visit the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition website at www.fitness.gov. Information provided by the UF Student Health Care Center, www.shcc.ufl.edu Easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet every day Fruits and vegetables are a great way to get the most nutrition out of your calories. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients, but adding in five or more servings per day as recommended can seem daunting. Following are some easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet: Fill your fridge with cleaned, sliced and ready-to-eat raw vegetables and fruits. Add fresh, frozen or dried fruit to your morning oatmeal, yogurt or whole-grain cereal. Too busy to do anything but run? Grab a piece of fruit before leaving home. -Make a smoothie with fresh or frozen fruit and yogurt, and freeze the leftovers for a refreshing snack. -"Sandwich" in sliced pineapple, apple, pepper, cucumber and more to sandwiches for unique and delicious creations. Opt for a veggie pizza next time, and load up on toppings like broccoli, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini. You'll be well on your way to the recommended five or more servings if you serve a cup or more at each meal. (Two servings are equal to one cup, or a portion about the size of your fist.) Pick up the freshest fruits and vegetables, as well as other items, from local growers and producers at farmers' markets (find locations at www.florida-agriculture.con/ consumers/farmers markets.htm) or "U-Pick' farms (find locations at http-/pickyourown.org/FLnorth.htm). Expect an energy boost when you add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Additionally, nutrients found in fresh produce can help prevent heart disease and some cancers, as well as promote healthy vision, memory function and immunity. And choosing a banana instead of a brownie has great waist-slimming potential, too. Add a few more fruits and vegetables to your diet each day for a more energetic and healthier you, and consider making an appointment with a registered dietitian at the UF Student Health Care Center to create your own personal nutrition goals. For more information, visit www.fmiutsandveggiesmatter. gov. Information provided by the UF Student Health Care Center, www shcc.ufl edu Vitamins, Diet, Herbs, Nutrition Come In. 7--------------------$5 OFF $20 or more purchase Not valid with gold card or any other offer Expires 4/30/11 L--------------------. 25% OFF Any one GNC item Not valid with gold card or any other offer Expires 4/3011 Hey Gorgeous AkAs Ji~, We've been working for over 30 years to create an experience that will help you get the most out of life, whether you want get in shape to go skiing, run a marathon, or just fit in your bathing suit. Gaiesvile Health & Fitness Newberry Road 377-4955 Tioga 692-2180 GHF For Women Find your calling. Alligator Classifieds. [352]373.FIND alligator 3914 S.W. Archer Rd. Gainesville, FL 32608 (Target, Barnes & Noble shopping center) (352)377-6020 T GNEi ~

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, FUN AND FITNESS, 9 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Meditation combats stress of midterm exams By ASHLEY PODOLL Take a moment and forget about the upcoming exams, quizzes and projects. Try not to think about grades, professors and future plans. Relax. Meditation and mantras are great for students about to enter the unofficial midterm weeks, when mental and physical health takes a backseat. 'We can certainly see more academic concerns and anxiety about grades during these times, especially after the break when grades come back," said Dr. Alvin Lawrence, a psychologist at the Counseling and Wellness Center. Unlike final exams, there is currently no leeway in office hours for a counselor or extended hours at the gym or library for midterms. Programs available for finals stress relief do not run during the middle of the semester. Yet students still have many of the same concerns final exam week brings and resort to many of the same strategies they use without the help of the extra resources. Lawrence said lack of sleep, irregular eating schedules and a shift in extracurricular activities diminish health and add to the building stress. FREERIDE HAS GAINESVILLE'S BEST BIKINIS AND BOARDSHORTS! A He also said stress can manifest physically: headaches, muscle tension, fatigue and difficulty sleeping. "One of the first things I ask when students come in is their caffeine intake," Lawrence said. "If students don't make the connection that the jitters and anxiety may be due to caffeine-use, it can feel like stress." While others may turn to coffee and caffeinated soda, Gray tries to stick to natural energy sources. "I just try to sleep as much as possible," she said. "When I'm feeling worn out, I make sure to eat some protein followed by strawberries dipped in melted chocolate as a treat." Andrew Burger, a UF freshman, keeps busy with 18 credits and work. He rarely finds enough time to sleep. I sleep whenever I can, but it's never consistent," he said. "Mountain Dew is my energy source. It keeps me up." Students have to be careful with unnatural stimulants. They can help, but after a certain point, they can decrease productivity, Lawrence said. He said learning to naturally cope with stress and getting enough sleep is key during the most stressful times. He suggested the life skills classes at the counseling center or playing a sport, whatever works for the student. -I MA By THOMAS NASSIFF Spring break means that it's time to store the hoodie and break out the bathing suit. With less than two weeks left until UF's spring break, students are finding themselves preparing for a week of warm weather in more ways than one. The weeks leading up to Spring Break are always a popular time for students to hit the gym, eat right and tryto get back into beach shape sotheycan look their best while spending time out in the sun. The Southwest Rec Center is the most frequented place by UF students looking to stay in shape. --------------------* | crii s:Real Soft Serve Ice| Cream with a Healthy Twist' Numbers .andNO Our Low-Fat Ice 7, artificial Cream Has Only: eters! Low sugar, 12CP g low fat & CUP OR CONE REGULAR SIZE ONLY EBUY TOPPINGS EXTRA ONE PER I sugar-free I GET FR EE CUSTOMER PER OFFER specialties! EXPIRES 3/17/11 ,YOGURT'S FOR VRE A(FAST. % .ICE CREAM'S FOR DESSERT! I dIve s www.gatordlites.com 1 Marketplace Plaza PE LAT Shoppes of Williston 4216 NW 16th Blvd. ONT 5218 SW 34th St (Next to Hollywood Video) Moi-Tat 11am-1pm (Next to Publix) 1 375-4484 Sun 1 *9pm 378-2969 "In years past we have seen a spike in students visiting the gym during the couple of weeks leading up to spring break," said Jessica Gate, head of marketing for Southwest Rec. Students who plan to go to the gym 7 this week should expect it to be a little more crowded than normal. But does going to the gym for a couple of weeks before break starts even do anything worthwhile? Katie Roberts, the coordinator offitness programs for Rec Sports, says that students shouldn't expect to see any changes in just a couple of weeks. lieILly Dance Aedcbici www.ethnicdanceexpressions.com 352-384-9200 4 Days of Racing 59th Annual Bikini Contest M blU Free Camping Music -Games Prizes .e.ted b Under New Management "Where Beauty & Budget Meet" Day & Evening Classes Hours of Operation Tue -1 Oam-3pmn Wed -1 Oam-3pm/5:45-7pm Thu -1 Oam-3pm/5:45-lpm Fri -1 Oam-3pm/5:45 Sat -9am -3pm Services Offered Colo, Shampoos, Hair Extensions B and More 352-371-5891 1405 NW 6th St, STE 120 ---------N Need Better Grades? | fTRY | ACUPUNCTURE S SESC Affordable Acupuncture AL Clinic Masters Degree Program 352-371 -28 33 I I Idrakonrises. edu U /JI Gym attendance expected to rise before Spring Break week This paper is yesterday's news. RECYCLE printed on recycled newsprint alligator YOUR NEWSPAPER.

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10, FUN AND FITNESS, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 Don't let the sun burn your spring break Gainesville's cold and wet winter has made basking in the sun a priority for many students this spring break. But most want sun-kissed skin, not a trip to the emergency room. Before you hit the beach, follow these recommendations to protect yourself from painful, harmful sunburn: 1. Protect yourself from the sun during the most intense times of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plan outside activities for the early morning or late afternoon. 2. Choose a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 and higher. SPF only refers to protection against ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, so read the label to ensure you are protected against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and UVB rays. 3. Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply frequently. If you are particularly sensitive to the sun, wear sun-protective clothing, a hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes. There are many prescription and over-the-counter products that can make you more susceptible to sunburn. Use extra precaution if you are taking these or any other medications, which may enhance sun sensitivity in some individuals: birth control (tablets, ring or patch); antibiotics commonly prescribed for acne or urinary tract infections (UTIs); non-steroidal pain relievers (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Advil@) or naproxen (Aleve@); and/or cholesterol-lowering agents ("statins"). Even ingredients in certain sunscreens can cause photosensitivity in some people. Avoid sunscreens that contain benzophenones (dioxybenzone and oxybenzone), paraaminobenzoic acid (PABA), salicylates and cinnamates. If prevention fails and you become sunburned, it is important to treat the burn properly: 1. The extent of the burn will not be apparent until 12-24 hours after sun exposure. Keep the skin cool and moist by applying cool compresses. If skin is blistered, leave the blisters intact. 2. Avoid tight clothing and apply moisturizer or aloe gel to hydrate the skin. Avoid any topical products which contain numbing agents (for example, lidocaine, benzocaine or dibucaine) because you could become allergic to these products. 3. DO NOT apply ointments or butter to a burn as this will likely cause further damage to the skin. 4. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. 5. Pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil@) and naproxen (Aleve@) can help with the discomfort and fever that may accompany sunburn. Antihistamines such as cetirizine (Zyrtec@), loratidline (Claritin@) or diphenhydramine (Benadryl@) can help with the itchiness that often accompanies sunburn. 6. Seek medical attention if you experience a fever higher than 102' F, chills, dizziness or nausea. If you have any questions or concerns, make an appointment with your UF Student Health Care Center primary care provider. For more information about sun protection and skin cancer prevention, visit the Skin Cancer Foundation's website at www.skincancer.org. Information provided by the UF Student Health Care Center, www.shcc.ufl.edu Oral Sex: Be careful what you put in your mouth ALWAYS USE A CONDOM DURING ORAL SEX TO PROTECT FROM STIs SUCH AS HPV, HERPES, CHLAMYDIA AND GONORRHEA. You meet him or her at a club. You decide to hang out afterward and have a little fun-"nothing serious"but if your after-hours play includes unprotected oral sex, you could easily bring home a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Oral sex puts you in contact with skin and body fluids, any of which can contain disease-causing viruses or bacteria. STIs can be passed through oral sex, and spitting out semen will not protect you against them, as some of the virus or bacteria stays behind. The most common STIs seen at the University of Florida Student Health Care Center (SHCC) are human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, gonorrhea and genital herpes. Fortunately, the SHCC is available to help students with confidential testing, counseling and treatment. Protection used with every sexual act, including oral sex, will reduce the risk of acquiring an STI; however, remember that skin not covered is not protected. Following are four ways to protect yourself from contracting an STI: 1. Use protection. Use regular or flavored condoms, or dental dams. 2. Do not shave on or very close to the genitals. Shaving can leave cuts in the skin, which increase the likelihood of infection. 3. Know your partner. If you see something suspicious on or near a potential sexual partner's genitals, you may want to think twice! 4. Know yourself. Check your body regularly and see your health care provider with concerns. If you have any questions or concerns, make an appointment with your SHCC primary care provider. For more information about sexual health and STIs, visit the American Social Health Association's website at www.ashastd.org. Information provided by the UF Student Health Care Center, www. shcc.ufl.edu REASON NO. 5 TO USE THE UF STUDENT HEALTH CARE CENTER: We want you to keep having a ball. Cutting-edge therapies. UF team physicians. We are the UF Student Health Care Center. Contact the SHCC's Sports Medicine Clinic today: (352) 294-7440.

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Starting at $409 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-20-70-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 ww.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-20-10-70-2 Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts. Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-20-10-70-2 FOX HOLLOW Gated Entry MOVE-IN SPECIAL 1BR STARTING AT $499. 7301 W Univ Ave Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 352-332-3199 vww.foxhollowgainesville.com Text: foxhollow@65374 4-20-10-70-2 WALK TO UF! 1 BR $425 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2 rHow To Place A Classified Ad: Corrections andacell-ations: Hov To Pla e A c3 assiti d A : Cancelltionis:iiCaclla tIiis:8a -4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. O n line : w/ Visa or Masterc d at w iga g /Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. 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12, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent unpunished ufuished ufurnished unfinished Subleases 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 1-6 Sat. 10-2. 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 $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 1/1 *$449 2/1 1$569 *Rates includes 1 month free!* Pet Friendly No weight limit Near UF and Oaks Mall Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com 4-20-10-70-2 The Cottages on Market Street 2BR/1 BA apt $500 mo; No Dep, No Fee's UF or SF Full-Time Students Bike to Campus, Walk to Starbucks Tommy 352-339-1965 4-20-10-70-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $799 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 4-20-10-70-1 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $495. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 2-24-11-35-2 SECTION 8 HOUSINGACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BlDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD PLasma TVfornew 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 3-31-11-58-2 Gainesville Student Rentalsc -------Near UF------gainesvillestudentrentals.com @5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1600 @4/3 house 3514 nw 7place $1500 @4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1300 @4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1300 3-4-11-30-2 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/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 3-1-11-29-2 TOWNHOUSE -2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, new carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $600/mo + sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352215-3160 3-3-11-30-2 GREAT VALUE -WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $410, 2 BR $500. 352-335-0420 2-2811-25-2 SERENOLA PINES Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $450, 2BR $550 352-335-0420 2-28-11-25-2 WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN 3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free offstreet parking, all appliances incl W/D, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 4-111-42-2 SC~BRAND SCRABBLE' is a trademark of Hasbro in the Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved Walk to UF-2/2.5 bath townhouse avail now or fall. Also houses near UF available for Fall. vww.forrentgainesville.com or call Todd at 352-514-4915 3-17-11-30-2 1 BR/1 BA NW. $475/mo. Available now. Pets ok. Call 352-359-1644 or 352-332-8481 2-2811-20-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1st. 4BR/2BA, large living room & bedrooms, washer/dryer provided. 15 min bike to campus, privacy fenced backyard. Pet ok. 2100 NW 8th Ct. $1400/mo. 339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 3-1-11-19-2 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 3/2 Available Fall! 4 Blocks to UF -48 Hour Special* 352-371-7777 3-4-11-20-2 $385-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 vsw.gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 3-1-11-14-2 House for rent -3/2, 1618 sq. ft. in NW GNV. 10 mins to campus or downtown. Excellent condition, lots of upgrades. $1050/mo with 1-yr lease. For info, application or pictures: lmallicoat@live.com or 386-972-9440. 4-511-30-2 Beautiful. 1bd. 1ba. loft 5 min on freeway from SFC Renovated with tile & carpet.Pool, Clubhouse, Exercise Room, Quiet location. $425mo $425sec. $45appl. fee. 472-6491. 3-1-11-10-2 www.10houses.com 2 & 3 bd HOUSES for Aug. 1 Cent H/AC, W/D, quiet areas Bike to UF 352-316-0154 or nancy @10houses.com 3-4-11-12-2 US and Canada. 0De2011 Hasbro. Distributed by Tribune E1 Ui1 F4 Si F4 S Ei Oi YTl Li R V4 WEDDD 1d 1 K E 1 1 4 1 Ai U1 U1i Li J8 R1 G2 DDDDDDD AiAi OE M3 LMD PAR SCORE 200-210 BEST SCORE 279 Triple Word Score 3rd Letter Double RACK 1 HC2 RACK 2 RACK 4 FOUR RACK TOTAL TIME LIMIT: 20 MIN DIRECTIONS: Make a 2to 7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word, using scoring directions at right. Finally, 7-letter words get 50point bonus. "Blanks" used as any letter have no point value. All the words are in the Official SCRABBLE* Players Dictionary, 4th Edition. SOLUTION TOMORROW For more information on books, clubs, tournaments and the school program go to www.scrabble-assoc.com or call the National SCRABBLE* Association (631) 477-0033. 02-23 Courtney Greens 1/1 *$549 *Rate includes 1 month free!* Pet Friendly No weight limit *Brand New Energy Efficient appliances* Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com 4-20-11-39-2 Homestead Apartments 2/1 *$599 2/2 *$699 *Rates includes 1 month free!* Pet friendly No weight limit Close to main postal facility & shopping. Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com 4-20-11-39-2 *FIND THE PERFECT APT* 100+ Floorplans! Skip the Bus! Walk to Class! Free GATORNET-Fastest Internet in town! For more info: www.ForRentNearUF.com 3-25-20-2 Downtown garage/studio apt, off-street parking, privacy. Behind Hippodrome, on bus lines. $420/mo, 1st, last and sec. Call 352 373-6551, leave message. 3-4-9-2 Short term lease. Quiet, clean efficiency. Archer Rd. View to woods. Call 352 316-2966 2-28-11-5-2 UF 7 blks, 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL, HOT TUB, 2500sf, 2 prchs, 5 car park, responsible students or professionals only. Plasma TV incl. May-Aug $1775/mo; $2375/mo Aug on. Summer only option or yr lease. 352-222-0211 3-1-11-5-2 Arlington Square. Right downtown! Bus: 1&5. 5 min bike to campus/15min walk. 2BR/2BA townhouse: high ceilings, in courtyard w/ pool. May-July. Unfurn/util not included. $470/person. 352 318 1014. jsmyth@ufl.edu 3-1-10-3 ffRoomates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Call now. Share 4BR/4BA 1st floor, furnished condo at Countryside. 1 mi to UF. Incl utils, W/D, internet, cable TV, great parking & pool. 2 rooms avail immed. $395/mo/rm 1-386-672-6969 or 1-386-295-7929 2-28-10-82-4 Roommate wanted. $425/mo 4/2 2 blocks form campus. 814-440-3325 or jfidorra@hotmail.com 3-2-11-30-4 Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, poolside, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils included. $400/mo. No deposit required. 863634-1893. Available immediately. 3-1-10-4 Looking for a male roommate who is very nice & easy to get along with. Asking $300/mo util & dish network tv incl. If interested call Joe at 331-4239 or 240-4536. No smokers, alcohol, drugs or overnight guests please. 2-25-7-4 by David L. Hoyt R 2-23-11 S2 3 0 70 CLUE ACROSS ANSWER 1. Big belly AHPUNC 5. Croc's cousin R G O AT 6. Beach M I M I A 7. Arrival ENTDAV CLUE DOWN ANSWER 1. Baby swine E G P I LT 2. Uncontrollable DEMTANU 3. Annihilation NGAAERC 4. Arraign DICINT CLUE: It's length varies depending on the time of year. 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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 13 esFurnishings Furnishings Motorcycles, Mopeds Au 9 Perfect for female student or young professional. Quiet, safe, split-plan home in Haile. Has furnished BR & BA, utils & kitchen use, W/D. $375. Please leave message after 11am 352-377-1648 2-24-11-5-4 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 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UF For Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit ww.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN! THE PALMS -New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879 4-20-70-5 BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-20-10-70-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-20-10-70-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-20-10-70-6 BED -KING -$200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-20-70-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS DOWN 32 Sharp ridge 48 Pre-Easter period 1 Court jester 1 Dandies 33 With 45-Down, 49 Hodgepodge 5 Zoo barriers 2 Shouted, say Middle Ages 50 "Uh-oh, I dropped 10 Sourdough's 3 Septiplus one quarantine area it!" ground breaker 4 Vegas opener 35 Put through a 51 Big smile 14 Quint's boat in 5 Joel who was the sieve 52 Crisp, filled "Jaws" first actor to 38 "The Flying tortilla 15 Polite portray Dr. Wagner opera 53 Sot 16 Yemen seaport Kildare 42 Explode 54 First-year law 17 Country singer 6 No longer 44 Padre's hermana student with the 1961 hit squeaky "Crazy" 7 Adidas rival 45 See 33-Down 57 Ring icon 19 Trickery 8 Badge material 47 Memento 58 Sylvester, e.g. 20 __-mo replay 9 Snow pack? 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ZERO CORN EDB E E F mariner 28 Atom with a EXAM OK I ES I L W U 38 1and 64negative charge A P S A L E Across, and the 29 Remora first words of the 30 Mamas' mates L T N n D E four longest 31 Hotel client xwordeditor@aol.com 02/23/11 puzzle answers 1 2 3 4 s 6 7 1 9 10 11 12 13 39 Retain 40 Cranny relative 14 16 41 Russia's -1 1 5 Mountains 42"Beau 20 21-222 --43 Kitchen areas, perhaps 24 25 45 Fastening pin 46 Cereal grain 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 47 Also 34 35 48 Sponge for grunge 37 38 39 51lPlaya round _ 52 Timing lead-in 40 41 42 55 "The Time Machine" race 43 44 4s 56 Shameful 4 647 emblem in Genesis 48 49 50 51 s2 s3 54 59 Puppy bites 60 Mindy, to Mork? ss s6 s8 61 Teen bane T9 60 61 1 62 Reggae musician 2 I I Peter 62 13 1 64 1 63 Doofus 64 Hammer or sickle By Jerome Gunderson (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 02/23/11 **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 Iortputers 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 CVFor Sale *@@PARKING*** Private, Secure, Guaranteed 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS 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 irva N 7Sf by Fifi Rodiguez 1. MOVIES: Who played the role of "Pardner" in the Western musical "Paint Your Wagon"? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Minsk is the capital of what former Soviet republic? 3. LITERATURE: In "Gone With the Wind," what were the first names ofthe Tarleton twins? 4. HISTORY: When did the Suez Canal open? 5. MYTHOLOGY: Who was the Norse trickster god? 6. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What sport did Scotland ban in 1457 for fear that it was interfering with the practice of archery, a vital part of the national defense? 7. MUSIC: Frank Sinatra first gained major fame by singing for which Big Band leader? 8. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who served as FDR 's secretary of war 1940-1945? 9. U.S. STATES: Which state's nickname is the Pine Tree State? 10. FOOD & DRINK: What type of fruit is known as a honeydew? Answers 1. Clint Eastwood 2. Belarus 3. Brent and Stuart 4. 1869 5. Loki 6. Golf 7. Tommy Dorsey 8. Henry Stimson 9. Maine 10. Melon 0 2011 King FatuT Synd. IC. ***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 Aww.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 4-20FAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS 0 ORunning or not!@ *NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS Over 17 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-20-70-12 CARS -CARS Buy6Sell@Trade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-20-70-12 WE BUY JUNK CARS Titles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 4-20-70-12 **HEADLINERS SAGGING?** POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-70-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKS Call Anytime 352-339-5158 2-28-10-98-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES 60 day payoff On cash vehicles Pay off time negotiable 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check Cash vehicles $1000 and up! 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 92 Eagle Talon $1699 89 Ford Bronco II $1499 97 Pontiac Transport $1499 96 Chevy Blazer $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Cadillac Deville $1999 95 Ford Explorer $1999 98 Ford Expolorer $1999 97 Lincoln Town car $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Landrover Discovery $4999 01 Chevy Silverado $4999 99 Ford F150 $5999 98 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Certified vehicles No credit check Move vehicles $500 & up! 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check, buy here pay here Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans 30 day warranty 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 02 Dodge Neon $4500 00 Chevy 3500 $5900 02 Chevy Camero $6999 03 Ford Taurus $6999 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 05 Saturn Ion $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $7999 04 Kia Sorento $8999 03 Nissan Altima $9999 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans Over 150 vehicles in stock! 352-338-1999 4-20-67-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans 30 Day Warranty 352-375-9090 4-20-67-12 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-20-70-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-20-70-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed! VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED to transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: ORides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. eLearning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. 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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23,2011 ALLIGATOR, 15 Scott's retirement plan could reduce faculty benefits He says he could save the state $2.8 billion By A'SHAYLA PASSARETTI Alligator Contributing Writer A reduction in government spending could also reduce UF faculty retirement benefits. Gov. Rick Scott has proposed a plan to reform Florida's retirement system to cut ary. overnment s endin T1, l 4-4 h:41 sity system has 1,628 participants in the offset the cost of health insurance until Deferred Retirement Program, also known Medicare became available to them. as DROP, and 16,091 participants in the reJohn Biro, a UF professor and president tirement system. of the UF chapter of United The DROP program allows state emFaculty of Florida, said that ployees to collect pension benefits while News the proposal was "drastic they are still working and earning a saland unacceptable." According to Biro, the university's fac1+ t 1 Q8l0 0 +1 A 00f UF plained his proposed overhaul of the state's retirement system to help reduce the state's $3.6 billion budget deficit. By eliminating DROP, Scott said he can save the state of Florida $2.8 billion over the course of two years. Scott wants workers in the state pension system -teachers and other public employees -to contribute 5 percent of their salaries to their 401(k) retirement plans. If the proposal passes, then DROP sysS. e ogina inen o is program was y unofJuly. The Florida Retirement System's Anto incentivize senior employees to retire faculty members. Current retirees in the program are said nual Report for 2009 said the state univerbut still allow them to receive money to In a speech given on Feb. 1, Scott exto remain unaffected. Gadhafi vows he wil ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO -A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight to his "last drop of blood" and roared at supporters to strike back against Libyan protesters to defend his embattled regime Tuesday, signaling an escalation of the crackdown that has thrown the capital into scenes of mayhem, wild shooting and bodies in the streets. The speech by the Libyan leader to impose control over the capital and take back other cities. After a week of upheaval, protesters backed by defecting army units have claimed control over almost the entire eastern half of Libya's 1,000-mile Mediterranean coast, including several oil-producing areas. "You men and women who love Gadhafi .get out of your homes and fill the streets," he said. "Leave your homes and attack them in their lairs." Celebratory gunfire by Gadhafi supporters rang out in the capital of Tripoli after the leader's speech, while in protester-held Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city, people threw shoes at a screen showing his address, venting their contempt. State TV showed a crowd of Gadhafi supporters in Tripoli's Green Square, raising his portrait and waving flags as they swayed to music after the address. Residents contacted by The Associated Press said no antigovernment protesters ventured out of their homes after dark, and guntoting guards manned checkpoints with occasional bursts of gunfire heard throughout the city. International alarm rose over the crisis, which sent oil prices soaring to the highest level in more than two years on Tuesday and sparked a scramble by European and other countries to get their citizens out of the North African nation. The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting that ended with a statement condemning the crackdown, expressing "grave concern" and calling for an "immediate end to the violence" and steps to address the legitimate demands of the Libyan people. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel called Gadhafi's speech "very, very appalling," saying it "amounted to him declaring war on his own people." Libya's own deputy ambassador at the U.N., who now calls for Gadhafi's ouster, has urged the world body to enforce a no-fly zone over the country to protect protesters. "This violence is completely unacceptable," added Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Gadhafi's retaliation has already been the harshest in the Arab world to the wave of anti-government protests sweeping the Middle East. Nearly 300 people have been killed, according to a partial count by the New York-based Human Rights Watch. In two nights of bloodshed, Tripoli residents described a rampage by pro-Gadhafi militiamen who shot on sight anyone found in the streets and opened fire from speeding vehicles at people watching from windows of their homes. In a sign of the extent of the breakdown in Gadhafi's regime, one of his closest associates, Abdel Fattah Younis, his interior minister and commander of the powerful Thunderbolt commando brigade, announced in Benghazi that he was defecting and other armed forces should join the revolt. "I gave up all my posts in response to the February 17 Revolution and my conviction that it has just demands," Younis, who was among the army officers who joined Gadhafi in his 1969 coup, told AlJazeera, referring to the date of the Fight to 'I start of the protests. The performance by Gadhafi on state TV Tuesday night went far beyond even the bizarre, volatile style he has been notorious for during nearly 42 years in power. Swathed in brown robes and a turban, wearing reflective sunglasses, he at times screamed, his voice breaking, and shook his fists -then switched to reading glasses to read from a green-covered law book, losing his train of thought before launching into a new round of shouting. "Libya wants glory, Libya wants to be at the pinnacle, at the pinnacle of the world," he proclaimed, pounding his fist on the podium. "I am a fighter, a revolutionary from tents. .I will die as a martyr at the end," he said, vowing to fight "to my last drop of blood." Gadhafi portrayed the protesters as misguided youths, who had been given drugs and money by a "small, sick group" to attack police and government buildings. He said the uprising was fomented by a reference to Islamic fundamentalists and Libyans living abroad. "Go out and fight them," he added. In New York, Libya's deputy U.N. ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi, ast drop of blood' who has called for Gadhafi to step down, said he had received information that Gadhafi's collaborators have started "attacking people in all the cities in western Libya." He said those being attacked are unarmed. He said Gadhafi was using foreign mercenaries to fight protesters. "I think the genocide has started now in Libya," Dabbashi said. "The Gadhafi statement was just code for his collaborators to start the genocide against the Libyan people." Libyans were critical of what they saw as the lack of a forceful international response. Gadhafi's call for a popular attack on protesters reflected the deeply unstable nature of the system he has created over his rule -the longest of any current Arab leader. He has long kept his military and other security forces relatively weak, fearing a challenge to his rule and uncertain of loyalties in a population of multiple tribal allegiances. So far, the crackdown has been waged chiefly by militias and socalled revolutionaryy committees," made up of Libyans and foreign fighters, many hired from other African nations. Many army units in the east appear to have sided with protesters, and other more institutional parts of AP Photo Libyans stand on an army tank Tuesday at the state security camp in Benghazi, Libya. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight on and die a "martyr." his regime have weakened. A string of ambassadors abroad have defected, as has the justice minister. Protesters claim to control a string of cities, from the Egyptian border in the east -where guards at the crossing fled -to the city of Ajdabiya, about 450 miles farther west along the Mediterranean coast, said Tawfiq al-Shahbi, a protest organizer in the eastern city of Tobruk. Protesters and local tribesmen were protecting several of the fields and facilities around the city, said one resident, Ahmed al-Zawi. Residents are also guarding one of Libya's main oil export ports, Zuweita, and the pipelines feeding into it, he said. Two oil companies on Tuesday suspended production in the country: Italy's Eni -the biggest energy producer in Libya, producing about a quarter of its exportsand Spain's Repsol-YPF, which produced 34,777 barrels in the country last year, about 3.8 percent of national output. Protesters over the weekend overran police stations and security headquarters in Benghazi, taking control of the streets. "These are his dying words. He is a criminal and is ready to do anything. But we are ready for him," al-Warfali said of Gadhafi's speech. "Besides, most of his officers have deserted him anyway. He only has the mercenaries left." Since Sunday, the fiercest fighting has been in Tripoli, the center of Gadhafi's rule. Tripoli residents on Tuesday were recovering from the militia rampage through multiple neighborhoods that began the night before and lasted until dawn. Some resident ventured out to find stores open for food, wary of militia attacks. Buses unloaded militia fighters in several locations, he said. Others sped in vehicles with guns mounted on the top, opening fire, including at people watching from windows. One of the heaviest battlegrounds was the impoverished, densely populated district of Fashloum. There, militiamen shot any "moving human being" with live ammunition, including ambulances, so wounded were left in the streets to die, one resident said. The head of the U.N. human rights agency, Navi Pillay, called for an investigation, saying widespread and systematic attacks against civilians "may amount to crimes against humanity."

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Sports ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org No. I Florida pounds FAU as pitchers continue hot start By JESSE SIMONTON Alligator Staff Writer jsimonton@alligato r org Last season in the NCAA Gainesville Regional, Florida eliminated Florida Atlantic 15-0 behind six home runs. On Tuesday, the Gators won by 11 without hitting a single round-tripper. No. 1 Florida beat FAU 13-2 in a midweek contest played in Jupiter at Roger Dean Stadium, the spring training home of the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. Behind 19 hits 15 singles and five doubles the Gators (4-0) pounded the Owls (3-1) all evening, scoring multiple runs in the first, third, fifth and seventh innings. "One of those nights we played well from the first inning all the way through to the end. .It was a great night overall." Kevin O'Sullivan Florida baseball coach baj uuevara / migator btafT Florida junior left fielder Daniel Pigott led the Gators' offensive explosion Tuesday night, going 4 for 5 at the plate with two RBIs. Pigott did not start on opening day but is 8 for 12 with three doubles and five RBIs in the last three games. Gators adding individual rankings to team success By ALLISON BANKO Alligator Writer The Gators were already sitting pretty with a No. 1 national team ranking. Now, the gymnasts are making their marks in the individual ranks. Four UF gymnasts place in the nation's top five performers in uneven parallel bars, balance beam, vault, floor exercise and allaround. In the bars, freshman Alaina Johnson is tied for fifth place with two others in the individual rankings, which are based on an average that eliminates her nation-high score of 9.975. "Bars has always been one of my best events," she said. "I try to focus during workouts on getting a good shape and just keeping real tight in one position and of course, hitting all my handstands. I like swinging bars, so it's easier for me to want to work hard on that event." In her position as an all-arounder, Johnson currently holds the nation's top score in a single meet with a 39.675. Caquatto Fellow freshman allarounder Mackenzie Caquatto is tied for the No. 2 ranking for balance beam. She said she spent the duration of her time in the gym focusing on the SEE GYM, PAGE 20 "One of those nights we played well from the first inning all the way through to the end," O'Sullivan said. "Had a chance to get a lot of guys in there. It was a great night overall." The Gators got on the board early with three first-inning runs, two on two-out knocks from Brian Johnson and Mike Zunino. UF plated three more runs in the third inning. After a sacrifice fly by Josh Adams, Daniel Pigott doubled over the center fielder's head to bring in two more runs. Pigott and fellow outfielder Preston Tucker led SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 20 Deep UF staff impresses early he NCAA rule changes are receiving a lot of attention for curbing run totals, lowering home run counts and batting averages this season. But in Gainesville, there is a different reason for the smaller numbers: Florida's pitching staff. The Gators' weekend rotation combined to limit South Florida's hitters to one run in 17 innings on the mound, posting a miniscule 0.65 WHIP to open the season last weekend. The only walk allowed by the starting pitchers (Brian Johnson, Hudson Randall and Karsten Whitson) came against the 57th batter they faced in the final game of the series. Florida carried its success on the mound over to Tuesday's game against FAU, holding the Owls to seven hits and two runs. All of these impressive stats could be due to Anthony Chiang the NCAA's new Chiang Reaction standards for bats achiang@alligator org -if UF's staff Twitter @ChiangReaction didn't rack up similar stats late last season. Using pinpoint control in last year's NCAA Regional, Randall and Johnson accounted for 14.1 innings of work and gave up three runs. The two combined to strike out 14 batters while walking zero before the new bats began being SEE ANTHONY, PAGE 20 U Seats for the UF men's basketball game Thursday against Georgia have become available. Spots are limited, and registration ends today at noon or when they are all taken. 0 For our stories, podcasts and video shows, check out alligatorSports.org. Also, vote in the poll about how far the UF baseball team will go this season. While you're online, follow us on Twitter (@alligatorSports). EThe UF women's basketball team has lost eight of its last 11 games. Has anybody noticed? .The Carmelo Anthony saga is over. How long do you think it takes until New Yorkers try to run him out of town? I'm waiting for the "Melodrama" to unfold. .Electromagnetic radiation from cell phones increases brain activity, according to a recent study. I can't wait for teens to use this as an excuse for high phone bills.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 17 Florida looks to keep up defensive intensity vs. UMBC Farrell, Reeg pressuring opponents By JOHN BOOTHE Alligator Writer In the Gators' last two games, the offense won the accolades, but it was the defense that anchored the victories. With a mixture of high-pressure defense and relentless pursuit from sophomores Jaime Reeg and Sam Farrell, No. 17 Florida (2-1) has been able to limit each team it has faced this season to single-digit shot attempts in the first half. "Jaime and Sam are physically strong. They have great feet. They're quick, and they're agile," UF coach Amanda O'Leary said. "They're just two really big and strong young ladies who can move along the 8-meter arc with ease." Florida has caused six more turnovers than its competition in three games, creating more free possessions for the offense and sophomore Kitty Cullen, the American Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Week. The Gators had 15 shots on goal in the first half against Denver on Sunday but only allowed three on defense. Reeg said the disparity between shots has been keyed by the team's preparation for its opponent's best player. Florida limited the Pioneers' leading scorer, attacker Kara Secora, to just one shot the entire game. "The coaches really lay it out, what each player does, so we know what to expect when each one passes the ball, like whether one does a lot of backdoors, drives from the top or crease rolls," Reeg said. Florida will look for more of the same defensive intensity against Maryland Baltimore County today at 6:30 p.m. at Dizney Stadium. The Retrievers (1-0) defeated George Mason 19-7 on Feb. 11 after jumping out to an 11-goal lead before halftime. It remains to be seen if UMBC can produce the same offensive output against the Gators on the Lacrosse road. Their win 12 days ago came at the expense of a Patriots team that went 3-14 last year. O'Leary said she has seen Florida not only perform at a higher level defensively with each game, but also communicate better on the field due to Reeg and Farrell's leadership. "Our communication improved, and we just trust each other so much more," Farrell said. "We're not hesitant to take risks because we know we'll have our teammates to back us up and to slide. We just really trust each other now." Part of the reason the Gators have been able to take so many risks has been other teams' talent level, Farrell said. The defense has enjoyed competing against two consecutive offenses that play at a slower pace, with fewer fast breaks and drives down the center of the field. If a team tries to dump the ball inside the 12-meter arc, Farrell and the defense are waiting. "When we see them go to goal, we send our double [team]," Farrell said. "We really closed our doubles, which made them, I guess, intimidated and they'd pull out and pass it over." Gators enter final stretch of season seeking retribution UF WILL TRY TO AVOID GETTING SWEPT BY VANDERBILT AND GEORGIA THIS WEEK. By MATT WATTS Alligator Writer Coming off its first win in nearly a month, the Florida women's basketball team has a shot at redemption. A season filled with close calls and near misses will culminate with opportunity. Two games remain in what has been a dismal regularseason for the Gators (15-13, 5-9 Southeastern Conference). First, they will travel to Nashville on Thursday to take on Vanderbilt (18-9, 9-5 SEC), which beat Florida in double overtime Feb. 6. The Gators will then return home Sunday to play a Georgia team that overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Florida at Stegeman Coliseum in January. "Both of them were games that, obviously, we wish we had back," guard Jordan Jones said. Florida coach Amanda Butler agreed. "I'd be lying if I said there wasn't extra motivation there," Butler said, adding, "I thought those disappointments were tough for us to bounce back from." a I I .a oaligto The numbers confirm Butler's statement. At the time, both losses were Florida's second in a row, and UF went on to lose four straight each time. After the Georgia game, Florida dropped another heartbreaker to Kentucky 59-58 in the O'Connell Center and added a 14point loss at LSU. Following the loss to Vanderbilt, the Gators had to travel to Knoxville, Tenn., where the Volunteers dismantled them for the second time. Then, UF let a 10-point lead disappear in a loss at Alabama. When asked if wins in the last two games can salvage a substandard season that began with talk of championships, Jones said, "Yeah, in a way. I think the disappointment is still going to be there. You can't get those games back." On a positive note for Florida, ButButler ler pointed to the 50-point second half against Mississippi State on Sunday as a sign that her team's best basketball is still to come. "I still don't think we've seen a complete ballgame," Butler said. "I thought our second half [Sunday], especially on the offensive end, was pretty close to as good as we can play." A sizeable portion of that success was due to the interior play of forward Jennifer George. The 6-foot junior didn't miss a shot from the field and drained 7 of 12 free throws en route to her second 20-point game of the season. After the victory, George texted her coach with a message that read, "It was nice working with you this afternoon. Butler replied, "It's nice working with you, too, when you don't miss a shot." George has been on a roll as of late. The last time she scored 20 was four games ago against Vanderbilt. 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18, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 Prather brings defensive prowess in place of Parsons 0 THE FRESHMAN'S WORK VS. LSU EARNED PRAISE FROM BILLY DONOVAN. By GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer gl uca @aIIi gato r o rg With the Gators' most experienced player sidelined by injury, the team has turned to one of its greenest freshmen. While his stat line against LSU on Sunday may not have been impressive, swingman Casey Prather drew praise from coach Billy Donovan after his first collegiate start in place of the injured Chandler / Parsons. "He had good energy, he did a Men's good job defensively and overBasketball all I was pleased with the way he played," Donovan said. The freshman logged 15 minutes and failed to score a point on 0-for-2 shooting. He also recorded three rebounds, an assist and a steal without a turnover. Donovan acknowledged that Prather's performance was not flawless but credited the freshman for showing a strong work ethic and a desire to get better over the past two weeks. Prather had played 6.9 minutes per game prior to No. 13 Gators' 68-61 win at LSU but was forced into a starting role as the only other natural small forward on the roster. Although not as versatile as Parsons, the 6-foot-6 Prather provides a combination of size, speed and athleticism none of the other reserves can match. Those attributes have made Prather a strong defensive option off the bench in limited minutes and led Donovan to incorporate more on-the-ball pressure into his game plan Sunday against the Tigers. "I just felt like we're a better pressing team when Casey is out there," Donovan said. "With his athleticism and his length, we just felt like we wanted to utilize him." Although the Gators have used the press sparingly in Southeastern Conference play, Donovan thought the matchup against LSU would be the perfect time to bring it back. According to Donovan, the Tigers are efficient on offense when 1viat11 m ilgauy at. n Florida freshman Casey Prather, who started for Chandler Parsons at LSU, provides UF with an option at small forward off the bench. He impressed on defense Sunday but did not score against the Tigers. they have the luxury of entering their half-court sets. He hoped the press would "disrupt their flow" and force them to improvise rather than run designed plays. Donovan also noted that the press would be an effective way for the younger players to deal with the jitters of seeing increased minutes in Parsons' absence. Instead of letting nerves build up while they grind through a half-court defense, freshmen such as Prather were allowed to get out and run. "I thought if we could get the game going up and down, it may take some pressure off of those guys, being young guys on the road, having to play more significant minutes than they previously had," Donovan said. Another freshman asked to fill in for Parsons was Scottie Wilbekin, who played 30 minutes despite averaging 16.9 per game beforehand. Wilbekin was often used in a lineup that featured fellow guards Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton. That three-guard set presented another quick, scrappy defensive lineup that provided an effective press. The press showed some rust and only forced 12 giveaways Sunday against LSU. When asked after the game, Boynton said it was much more disruptive in the second half, calling it "50-50" overall. HO lOT SHOTS LL 1. IenwY BoYton, So. After a three-way tie for first, Boynton gets the nod. The sophomore guard scored 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting, drained 6 of 7 free throws and filled the stat sheet with two assists, two steals and a block in UF's 68-61 win over LSU. The Gators went from 9:oi to 3:11 in the second half without scoring a point, but Boynton broke the scoreless streak with a layup. 2. Vernon MackIlin, Sr. Macklin checks in at second after his 16-point, seven-rebound performance against the Tigers. The senior center scored 12 in the first half, helping the Gators take a 40-25 lead into the break. Macklin's steal with 3:13 left in the game enabled Boynton's layup, halting ISU's comeback. He made 7 of 16 shots from the field in 28 minutes of action. 3. Ervind Walker, Jr Walker rounds out our list of the top three performers from the LSU game. The junior guard dropped 7 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including 3 of 6 from three-point range, and nailed four critical free throws in the final two minutes to help seal the Gators' win. Walker and Boynton combined for just 12 first-half points but came alive in the second, pouring in 22 after intermission. Jocelyne Sanchez/ Alligator Staff f you've been too caught up looking back at the disappointing way last football season went down or too busy glancing ahead to 2011, you might not have noticed that Florida's spring sports are fixtures atop their respective polls this year. The only two spring sports not currently ranked in the top 25 are women's basketball and women's golf. Take a look at how the other 12 teams are doing this year. TEAMS RANKING POLL Baseball Baseball America Basketball (men) AP Golf (men) rdGolfweek Gymnastics Gyminfo Lacrosse 1Lacrosse Magazine Softball 4h USA Today / NFCA Swimming and Diving (men) 5 CSCA Swimming and Diving (women) CSCAA Tennis (men) ITA Tennis Tennis (women) 2 ITA Tennis Track and Field (men) USTFCCCA Track and Field (women) 2 USTFCCCA Alexander Silva / Alligator Staff

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 0 ALLIGATOR, 19 BRINGING HOME THE HARDWARE Baseball: Nolan Fontana, So. The shortstop won the year's first Southeastern Conference Player of the Week award Monday following his 9-for-12 performance at the plate during Florida's openingweekend sweep of South Florida in McKethan Stadium. His stretch of seven consecutive hits fell one shy of a UF record, and he led the Gators in slugging percentage, onbase percentage, total bases and runs scored. It was Fontana's first Player of the Week honor and UF's first since Cole Figueroa won it on May 19, 2008. Stats: 9-for-12 hitting, .833 slugging percentage, .786 on-base percentage, one double, one steal, 10 total bases and five runs scored Men's Golf: Bank VongvanUi, Sr. Vongvanij was named to the 26man Ben Hogan Award Watch List, announced over the weekend by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Hogan is a yearly award given to the top men's NCAA Division 1, 11 or Ill, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer. The senior has led the Gators to three victories this season, finishing fifth or higher in all five tournaments and taking home two titles at the Isleworth Invitational and JU Invitational. Stats: No. 2 in Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, 69.9 stroke average through 15 rounds, five top five finishes, two first-place finishes Softball: Stephanie Brombacher, Sr. Florida's ace was named the NFCA Division I National Player of the Week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Tuesday after she threw a pair of completegame shutouts in a weekend sweep of then-No. 22 North Carolina. Brombacher's strong week got started with a one-hit shutout over Jacksonville last Wednesday, and the senior has yet to allow a run this season. Stats: 6-0, 0.00 ERA, 31 innings pitched, 14 hits, 35 strikeouts, 5 walks Lacrosse: Kitty Cullen, So. The Gators midfielder was selected as the American Lacrosse Conference's Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. 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20, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 UF focused on holding No. 1 spot GYM, from page 16 finer details, while she was only concerned about physically staying on the beam. "Every chin up and every finish really makes a difference on what the judges really think about your routine," she said. "Even if it's not the greatest, the way you present yourself can make them think, 'Oh, that's the best she's ever done it,' because they've never seen you compete before, which can have a really big effect on your score." Caquatto's mentality garnered a 9.975 on beam, a collegiate-best for the Illinois native, this weekend in West Virginia. Sophomore all-arounder Ashan6e Dickerson also racked up a 9.975 on balance beam this season and is no stranger to reeling in the big scores. Dickerson has been one of the Gators' most prominent performers since coming to UF. This season, the two-time All-American is tied for fifth on vault ranks second in allaround and is tied for first on floor. Dickerson said she feels she has improved her polish with the finish of each ANTHONY, from page 16 used. These two sophomores provide UF with a pair of pitchers who keep the ball over the plate and can be relied upon to rack up quality starts. Johnson finished his freshman year with just 14 walks in 73.2 innings pitched and lasted an average of more than five innings per start. Randall walked 21 hitters in 97.1 innings of work in his first year as a Gator. And he pitched an average of about 5.2 innings per start. But neither possesses half the talent freshman hurler Karsten Whitson does. Much has been made about Whitson being the ninth overall selection in last year's MLB Draft, but he backed up the hype with his first collegiate start Sundays The right-hander impressed with his mid-90s stuff against USF, baffling hitters in five scoreless innings while giving up meet. "I've gotten a lot cleaner throughout the season," she said. "Focusing on my landings, making sure they're good and not stepping around or moving my feet once I land." Though sophomore Manssa King isn't nationally ranked on floor, because she hasn't competed in at least three away meets, she has matched the nation's top floor score (9.975), receiving a 10 from half of the judging panel against Alabama. "When I got that score, it was so fun," she said. "I was going crazy. It was a really special moment. I'll remember it for a long time and how I felt when I got it." In addition to the gymnasts' individual rankings, the Gators' team ranking is also first in the nation -the first time UF gymnastics has accomplished that in program history. Although the gymnasts are making their marks nationally, they all are focused on maintaining the top spot for the team. "I don't want to slow down," Dickerson said. "I just want to keep motivated and working hard to stay at No. 1." one hit and striking out nine. Whitson's emergence has pushed Alex Panteliodis, who was Flonda's Friday night starter last season, out of the weekend rotation -for now. There are even pitchers in UF's bullpen who can compete for a weekend spot if Johnson, Randall and Whitson slip up. Tommy Toledo and Anthony DeSclafani, currently Gators relievers, already possess experience in that role. DeSclafani made his case to coach Kevin O'Sullivan on Tuesday, starting in place of a sick Panteliodis and pitching four scoreless innings against FAU. Even Austin Maddox, who led the team in home runs and RBIs last season, is attempting to receive some time on the mound, making his pitching debut Tuesday. Maybe getting hitters out won't be the toughest challenge Gators pitchers face this season. Earning a spot in the rotation seems hard enough. 4y Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff Florida sophomore all-arounder Ashan6e Dickerson is tied for fifth in the national vault rankings, second in the all-around and tied for first in the floor routine. DeSclafani throws four shutout frames BASEBALL, from page 16 the offensive onslaught for the Gators as both went 4 for 5 with two RBIs. After not starting on opening day, Pigott, a junior left fielder, has relished his opportunities, going 8 for 12 with three doubles and five RBIs in the last three games. UF continued its outstanding pitching as Anthony DeSclafani made the emergency start for Alex Panteliodis, who did not make the trip because of an undisclosed illness. DeSclafani went four scoreless innings with three strikeouts, allowing just three hits and no walks. The right-hander escaped trouble in the first, getting two outs with runners on the corners. "He battled through that first inning," O'Sullivan said. "But overall, I thought he threw the ball great. We're going to need him. He's greatly improved from a year ago. UF had six pitchers throw on the evening, but its scoreless streak of 22.2 innings -which dated back to the first inning of Saturday's game against South Florida -ended when freshman Jonathon Crawford gave up a solo bomb to Owls center fielder Nathan Pittman in the sixth inning. Florida's Nick Maronde gave up another solo shot in the seventh inning. ETC.: Austin Maddox, who earlier this spring Baseball O'Sullivan said would pitch for UF sometime this season, threw a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts. .In its first four games, UF has surrendered just two walks and one error. 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