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VOLUME 105 ISSUE 46


Funeral today for UF freshman

m MOLLYAMMON DIED SUNDAYAT A
CONDO IN MADEIRA BEACH, WHERE
SHE WAS SPENDING SPRING BREAK.

By HANNAH WINSTON
Alligator Writer

Family and friends will gather today to bid ::. . II
to a UF student who died over Spring Break.
The funeral for Molly Ammon will be at 10 a.m. at
Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry
Highway min Tampa.
Ammon, 19, was found dead Sunday morning min a
condominium min Madeira Beach, where she was staying
during Spring Break.
While an official cause of death has not yet been re-
leased, alcohol is being labeled the cause by those who
knew Ammon.
According to an article in the St. Petersburg Times,
both of Ammon's parents knew their freshman daugh-
ter drank underage and that she had been drinking the
night before she was found.
When the Ammon family was contacted for com-
ment, Bob Ammon said he was unable to talk because
he and his family were getting ready for the viewing
and wake of his daughter.
Delta Delta Delta President Kelsey Bryant also de-
chined to comment on her deceased sorority sister.
Bryant said she was not comfortable without consent
from Ammon's parents and wanted to respect their pri-
vacy. Instead, she released a statement on behalf of the
sorority expressing the feelings of the sisters.
"There are no words to convey the sorrow we feel
-..11.. i'"' the loss of our beloved sister, Molly Am-
mon," the statement said.
Maureen Miller, the coordinator for alcohol and
other drug prevention at GatorWell Health Promotion Special to the Alligator
Services, said Spring Break has been known for such Molly Ammon, left, stands with a friend after her high school gradua-
SEE AMMON, PAGE 4 tion. Ammon was a UF freshman who passed away over Spring Break.


St. Patrick's Day full of

Everyone celebrates it differently


By ALEX ORLANDO
Alligator Writer

Catholics dress for Mass. Children
don green for fear of being pinched. A
beer tanker lurches as its driver unloads
kegs.
Today marks St. Patrick's Day, the
holiday named for the man who, legend
has it, escaped slavery, drove snakes
from Ireland and used vegetation to ex-
plain theological concepts.
David Hackett, a religious-history
professor at UF, said most Americans,


whether they are Catholic, Irish or nei-
ther, celebrate the patron saint's holiday.
"Those of a more secular vein
see it as an opportunity to
drink green beer."
David Hackett
UF religious history professor

"Those who are more pious see it as
a way to rededicate themselves to their
Irish heritage," he said. "Those of a more
secular vein see it as an opportunity to
drink green beer."


traditions
In Saint Patrick Interparish School's
church on the eastside of town, a group
of green-clad fourth-graders is leading an
Irish-themed Mass beginning at 9 a.m.
Every hour, principal Mark Akerman
will announce a fact about the school's
namesake saint.
"St. Patrick is one of the top saints that
Catholic schools are named after," Aker-
man said.
On University Avenue, Mother's Pub
and Grill will have a celebration of its
own. Doors will open at 8 a.m. - the bet-
ter to catch night shift caterers on their
way home.
SEE ST. PATTY'S, PAGE 4


Campus


gun bill


shot down
By ALEXANDER KLAUSNER
Alligator Staff Writer

The Florida Legislature is no lon-
ger considering a measure March 9 that
would have allowed students to openly
carry guns on campus.
I..ll.. 'c, a speech by Robert Cowie,
the father of a girl who was accidentally
shot Jan. 9 at an off-campus FSU fraterni-
ty house, the controversial measure was
pulled from the bill.
"I'm very excited," Student Body
President-elect Ben Meyers said. "I can't
help but think that Student Government,
campus police departments and admin-
istrations from across the state had an
impact."
The bill itself now exists as a measure
to introduce open carry to the state and
advanced past the Senate
Public Criminal Justice Committee
Safety on Monday by a 3-2 vote.
The campus-carry mea-
sure has been opposed by virtually all
governing bodies at UF. President Bernie
Machen, Police Chief Linda Stump, the
Student Senate and the Faculty Senate
have publicly opposed or passed resolu-
tions against the bill.
"College campuses, as far as crime
goes, are very safe places to live and
study," Stump said. "[Faculty and stu-
dents] were fearful that guns on cam-
pus might change the academic climate,
where now they feel free to partake in
civil discourse to its fullest extent and not
be fearful of somebody having a gun."
UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes indi-
cated it may be too soon to begin making
funeral arrangements for the open-carry
clause, but it's not stopping people like
Progress Party leader Dave Schneider
from celebrating.
"It's a victory in that we were able
to get students from different political
orientations to come out and champion
safety on campus," Schneider said.


* Florida coach
Will Muschamp
(right) oversaw his
first spring practice
Wednesday, happy
to finally be back
on the field
after months of
recruiting and
preparation.
See Story, Page 18.


Squirrel attacking residents of Vermont neighborhood


BENNINGTON, Vt. - A Vermont
neighborhood is being stalked by a renegade
gray squirrel.
Several people in Bennington say they've
been attacked by a squirrel over the last few
weeks.
Kevin McDonald tells the Bennington
Banner he was shoveling snow when the
squirrel jumped onto him. He says he threw
the animal off, but it twice jumped back onto
him. A game warden says there have been


other reports, too.
One woman is being treated for exposure
to rabies, but Vermont Public Health Vet-
erinarian Robert Johnson says there's never
been a case of a squirrel passing rabies to a
human.
Johnson says it's possible the squirrel was
raised as a pet and lost its fear of humans. He
says the squirrel might "go ballistic" when it
encounters people it doesn't recognize.
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The festival, which will run from March 18 to March 27,
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This year's festival will have additional student partici-
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News grade can participate in art work contests, liter-
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"We have a much larger arts component than last year and
are expecting for it to be three times ':, _ _., " said Ken McMur-
ry, the festival art director.


Trish Riley, an environmental journalist and founder of Go
Green Nation, partnered with the Hippodrome last year to pro-
duce Gainesville's first environmental film and arts festival.
She said she wanted a small city with less noise and traffic
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She said there is a culture that surrounds
Spring Break with drinking, partying and
large crowds of college students together.
"Bad things can happen," she said. "And
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Miller encouraged all students to look for
signs of alcohol poisoning because they could
potentially save someone's life.
"It's OK to say you've had too much," she
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ST. PATTY'S, from page 1
Two months ago the bar's owner,
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his food distributor, planning for to-
day.
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1,000 pounds of shepherd's pie, 200
pounds of corned beef and two cases
of cabbage.
Yesterday morning, he loaded
his next order out of a diesel tanker
parked in Alligator Alley: 40 kegs of
green beer.
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morning, he predicts it will be all


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terpiece.
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eryone watched."
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customers expected in
Student his bar, Goodman said he
Life sees the holiday as more
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Students fast to combat homelessness, hunger


* STUDENTS WILL INGEST ONLY WATER AND
GATORADE OR WATER FOR 24 HOURS.

By STYLIANA RESVANIS
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF students are encouraged to starve themselves - at least
for a day.
Starting 6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will vow to ingest noth-
ing but water and Gatorade for 24 hours to raise awareness for
homelessness and hunger.


Jeremy A. Scott, director of the Black Student Union's Lead-
ership Development Institute, which will host the Fast for Food
event, said these issues are more prevalent in Gainesville than
people think.
"UF gets recognition for athletics and academics," Scott said.
"People fall to notice that a couple blocks down on University
Avenue is where the majority of homeless are."
The organization will also use Fast for Food as an opportu-
nity to give students a taste of what ifs like to live in poverty.
Students are expected to follow the honor code and promise
not to eat during the night. They will meet again at 9 a.m. Sat-
urday on the Plaza of the Americas to compete in an "Amazing


Race"-style scavenger hunt.
They will split into teams and complete tasks around town
- but they will only be allowed to walk or take the bus to each
location.
He said tasks will include participants buying meals, pil-
lows or jackets for homeless people they meet and listening to
their stories.
"You don't think to do these things when you see the home-
less on the street," he said. "But these people have struggled,
and they can't afford these things like we can."
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tions. The registration fee is $5 and $25, respectively.


GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION

Student voter turnout traditionally low in city elections


By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Writer

Few students voted in Tuesday's
Gainesville City Commission, but
history shows this is the norm.
Out of 4,471 voters registered for
the Reitz Union precinct, 57 voted.
Past elections haven't been favor-
able either. In the mayoral election
last March, 87 people voted at the
Reitz Union precinct out of 4,465


registered voters.
In the November midterm elec-
tion, 804 of 4,709 registered people
cast votes.
UF students don't always think
of Gainesville as their home because
they don't settle in the town after
graduation, said Pam Carpenter, su-
pervisor of elections.
"Sometimes students feel that it
doesn't have an impact on them,"
she said earlier this month.
Chip Skambis, a 19-year-old UF


"Mainly, students are just
unaware. And people don't
see the importance in
voting in them."
Stacy Eichner
president of UF College Democrats

English major, spent Tuesday trying
to get his friends to vote.
Skambis said he voted in Tues-


day's election and the election for
mayor last year.
He said most students just don't
care about city politics because the
issues are on a smaller scale.
"It's difficult to get people to care
about the little things," he said.
Stacy Eichner, president of UF
College Democrats, said students
don't know when Election Day is.
"Mainly, students are just un-
aware," she said. "And people don't
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likely to vote in a presidential elec-
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"For whatever reason, students
are highly involved in the national
elections, sort of involved in the
gubernatorial and the participation
really declines for the city election,"
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Editorial

Going Green

Legal medical marijuana

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We're not the crazy, liberal hippies some people make
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Now that we put this disclaimer out there, we can ap-
prove of the proposed state constitution amendment to
legalize medical marijuana. Although most people are
doubtful the proposed change will make it to the ballots
in November 2012, we're not seeing a viable argument
against the amendment.
The author of the bill, state Rep. Jeff Clemens, has
pointed to Florida's notoriety as a giant pill mill to argue
for legalizing the drug for medical use.
The dangers of addiction to painkillers such as oxy-
codone are undeniable, and the idea of a safer alternative
to soothe pain for terminally ill patients is appealing in a
state with a large senior citizen population.
Obviously we don't want people to drive or operate
heavy machinery after using marijuana, but we don't
want those who have taken legal painkillers or alcohol to
do those things, either.
Beyond the medical benefits of treating patients with a
nonaddictive drug, we also imagine the state would get an
economic boost from regulating and taxing it. We're hav-
ing a tough time seeing the downside.
Clemens makes a good point, but it will probably go
unheeded by the Republican-controlled House and Sen-
ate.



Open carry dropped
he Florida Legisla- sue higher education. Per-
ture has abandoned haps they understood con-
the idea of ,1II.. 'i, cerns that rates of suicides
firearms to be carried on and stolen guns would
college campuses. While likely rise if the bill was
the speech made by the fa- passed with the campus
their of an FSU woman who open carry section in tact.
was accidentally shot and Or maybe they knew get-
killed may have ostensi- ting blamed for the deaths
bly changed the minds of of underclassmen wouldn't
legislators, we think it has make for good press.
more to do with the opposi- Whatever their true rea-
tion the lawmakers encoun- son, removing this contro-
tered. versial aspect of the bill has
Even for the proponents allowed lawmakers to push
who say that open carry on forward the remaining part
campus would be benefi- of a Florida open carry pro-
cial, the idea still frightens posal.
many of the students, facul- We're glad to see it
ty and staff who live, work gone.
and learn on campus. We can think of many
Perhaps the legislators ways to improve our cam-
decided that we shouldn't pus and the well-being of
be constantly worried about the people on it, but allow-
our fellow students' states ing for an open carry cer-
of mental health as we pur- tainly isn't among them.


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Column

Republicans suppress voters, voices


he saying "If you don't use it, you lose it" does not
only apply to exercise and health. Recently, it has
become applicable to segments of the voting pop-
ulation. Groups known to not vote and those who vote
overwhelmingly for Democrats are under fire from Re-
publicans across the country. From New Hampshire to
Florida, the newly elected Republicans have decided to
ignore creating an environment for sustainable economic
growth and progress and have focused instead on voter
marginalization.
In New Hampshire, Republican legislators created a bill
that would disenfranchise college students from voting.
The bill would "permit students to vote in their college
towns only if they or their parents had previously estab-
lished permanent residency there," claiming it would de-
crease voter fraud. The bill would disenfranchise students
from their place of residence and cause the influence of
colleges to diminish significantly on a statewide as well as
national level, given New Hampshire's swing state status
as home to the nation's first primary. The best part of the
entire movement in New Hampshire had to be when Re-
publican House Speaker William O'Brien did something
rare for a politician and spoke what he truly felt. O'Brien
referred to the college students as "foolish" at a prior Tea
Party gathering and at another time said, "Voting as a lib-
eral. That's what kids do. Students lack life experience;
they just vote their feelings."
It's clear to see from the Speaker himself that the whole
point of the bill was to disenfranchise groups that are most
likely to support Democrats rather than combat voter
fraud.
In the states of Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa,
North Carolina and Maine, legislatures are aiming to re-
strict student turnout as well. The states want to make
student IDs from private and state colleges an unaccept-
able form of voter identification. The Republicans in these
states have not cited any particular reason for the changes.


Reader response
Today's question: Should Florida
legalize medical marijuana?


However, it's clear that the mo-
tion is an outright assault to
young voters and aims to influ-
ence election outcomes.
Much closer to home, Florida
Attorney General Pam Bondi and
Chad Mohammed Gov. Rick Scott have decided to
letters@alligator org repeal the April 2007 reform
re-enfranchisming nonviolent ex-
felons who did their appropriate
time. Bondi believes these individuals should wait an ad-
ditional seven years after they are released before they are
even considered to regain their suffrage. Florida would be
the only one of three states to deny voting rights to former
nonviolent felons if Bondi's plans go into effect. The sys-
tem requires that individuals pay restitution and only then,
after case-by-case hearings chaired by the governor and
cabinet sitting as the clemency board, can an individual's
voting rights be re-instated. Basically, only the governor's
cabinet can approve individuals' ability to vote again or
decide that they will be disenfranchised for life. Before the
streamlining and reduction of bureaucratic measures, the
waiting list for all these hearings was well over 100,000.
Bondi's measure would prevent the reintegration of these
individuals and prevent them from becoming contribut-
ing members of society solely for immediate political gain.
She also contradicts the Republican ideals of having a
smaller and more efficient government.
Ultimately, it appears that the newly elected Republican
legislatures nationwide are more interested in suppressing
entire segments of the voting population. They're increas-
ing bureaucratic measures to combat certain demograph-
ics instead of focusing on job growth, economic prosper-
ity and the other affairs they were -.... 11...,I elected to
perform.
Chad Mohammed is a second-year chemical engineering
major. His column appears on Thursday.


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UWire

If the next president doesn't know history


Guest column

Student leaders:


UF community


can help Japan
We would like to express our condo-
lences to the people of Japan.
Friday's earthquake and subse-
quent tsunami have caused an incredible loss of
life and extensive damage to many communi-
ties in Japan.
We represent diverse communities on our
campus and stand in solidarity with the victims'
families. We extend our condolences to all those
UF Student who have lost a loved one
and pray for all those who
Leaders are still waiting to learn
Speaking Out about the status of their
friends and families.
We extend our support to outreach efforts
and aid organizations seeking to minimize the
damage and to help reunite loved ones in Ja-
pan.
As student leaders, we call on The Gator Na-
tion to stand together to support our Japanese
brothers and sisters the same way we came
together for the people of Haiti, who are still
recovering from their disaster. Please consider
making a donation to The American Red Cross
via their website.
Together, we can show the rest of the com-
munity and world that we are united in both
the best and hardest of times. We thank you for
your support.
Michael Satyapor, Asian American Student As-
sociation President; Chelsea Cohen, Jewish Student
Union President; Walter Idlette, Black Student
Union President; Juan Rodriguez, Hispanic Stu-
dent Association President; Donnie Fields, Pride
Student Union President


he gaffe has found its way on
numerous websites: Michele
Bachmann mistakenly con-
fused New Hampshire's Concord
with Massachusetts', botching his-
tory along the way. She is not alone
in her personal revisionism: Gov. Ha-
ley Barbour of Mississippi seems to
have forgotten much of the injustices
towards African-Americans in the
history of his state. Mike Huckabee,
in his own right, seems to have gone
back in time and placed a young
Obama in Kenya, where he suppos-
edly learned about the Mau Mau
Revolution from an anti-British per-
spective.
Did they simply misspeak? Or is
there a serious lack of knowledge of
historical facts in the Republicans'
top crop? And if so, should we be
worried? My answers would be "no,"
"yes" and "absolutely."
Maybe this isn't surprising given
that many Americans actually don't
have a solid grasp of much of our
nation's past. But, then again, most
Americans aren't running for presi-
dent. We can be forgiving if a pass-
ing pedestrian doesn't know about
New England's geography, Missis-
sippi's racial conflict history or basic
facts about our president's life. But
if you're the president of the United
States, who needs to know how to
avoid fighting the wrong wars, how
to revitalize the economy, how to im-
prove education and infrastructure,
and how to get our nation on the
right track, you need to understand
America's past. It is imperative that
our president know what the presi-
dents before them did. Conservatives
may be furious with the fact that the
"liberal elite media" is ecstatically
plastering Bachmann's, Huckabee's,
and Barbour's gaffes all over the In-
ternet; to note, Conservatives4Palin
has compared Bachmann's fallacies
with Obama accidentally calling


Humza Bokhari Europe a coun-
UWire try - but the
analogy doesn't
work. While it
is clear Obama misspoke, we cannot
confidently state that Bachmann did
the same. The "lamestream media"
is right to call her, and other con-
tenders, out. As for Bachmann, she
should have known the basic facts
about the Revolution. She was clearly
using her non-fact to pander to New
Hampshire voters, so we know that
she was trying to use the fiction to her
advantage. But it's essential to prop-
erly understand our nation's found-
ing. How else can a president best
understand a nation's fundamental
principles? This problem is especially
pertinent because she was incorrect-
ly educating voters. Our president
needs to know the basic facts, and
New Hampshire's residents need to
know the truth about their legacy.
America rests on its foundation -
let's not forget what it's made of, and
let's especially not misconstrue re-
alities in order to win votes. The Tea
Party movement itself is a reference
to America's past. Should it not be
founded on an accurate understand-
ing of what happened?
When you look at Barbour, you see
everything the GOP does not want in
a mainstream candidate. Though he is
an effective governor who has served
Mississippi well over the years, his
historical blurring of racial injustic-
es is deeply concerning. In a nation
with a deep and troubled racial past,
injustices are still alive and well. To
airbrush history is to do injury to not
just the truth, but also to our society.
If people forget the mistakes and tri-
als of the past, how can they possibly
make amends? A president should be
more responsible, and should have
the courage to acknowledge mistakes
and be ready to further equality. The
status quo is not enough.


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Most unjust, however, may have
been Huckabee's dishonest jab at
President Obama, claiming that
Obama was influenced by a child-
hood in Kenya. We know that Obama
did not grow up in Kenya and barely
knew his own father. To claim that the
Mau Mau incident shaped Obama's
worldview, and affected his decision
to swap a bust of Churchill with a
bust of Lincoln is rather ridiculous.
(The bust, by the way, went to anoth-
er room, not back to Britain, accord-
ing to Salon.com's Steve Kornacki.)
Salon.com's Joan Walsh correctly
notes that "if he'd traded Lincoln
for Churchill the same people would
be attacking him as a snobby Euro-
phile." Walsh is absolutely right: it is
a strange hypocrisy that seeks to de-
rail Obama's presidency. Republicans
need to accept the facts that Obama
was born in the U.S., and grew up
in Hawaii and Indonesia. Of course,
for Huckabee to then claim he was
actually referring to Indonesia is lu-
dicrous. Again, as Walsh notes, there
was obviously no Mau Mau Revolu-
tion in Indonesia. And if Huckabee
thought there was, then there are se-
rious issues with his grasp of history
- a president needs to understand
international history to successfully
shape international diplomacy.
America's president faces an ex-
tremely difficult job. He or she needs
to be someone who knows exactly
what is going on today, what went on
yesterday, and what went on ten, or
even over a hundred years ago in or-
der to best understand what needs to
be done tomorrow. He can't hesitate;
he must have his facts right to begin
with. Imagine if our 45th president
started a war for the wrong reasons?
Some feel that has already happened
once. We can't afford to let it happen
again.
Humza Bokhari, Harvard Political
Review, Harvard U. via UWIRE






8, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011


INTERNATIONAL


UF Ph.D. candidate recounts earthquake in Japan


By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Writer


Shinichi Amano was napping
with his 3-year-old daughter in his
Tokyo apartment when the shaking
woke him.
He wasn't alarmed at first. In
Japan, earthquakes are a regular oc-
currence.
"I thought it was just a normal
earthquake. It usually stops after a
couple seconds or 10 seconds," he
said. "But it didn't stop."
As the shaking continued, Ama-
no realized this wasn't the typical
quaking he was accustomed to.
He woke his daughter, Akarin,
who was sleeping beside him on
his bed. He covered her body with
his, throwing a blanket over his own
body as an extra layer of protection.
A few dishes fell to the floor.
Then the shaking stopped.
Amano, a Ph.D. candidate at UF
studying health and human per-
formance, had arrived in Japan on
March 8 to visit his wife, Nobuko,
and children during Spring Break.
He had just been picnicking with
his daughter and the kids at her day
care that Friday morning before they
returned to their apartment around
noon to grab a few hours' sleep.
There was no damage to Ama-
no's apartment, which was in an
area of Tokyo that wasn't hit hard
by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake.
He assumed the same was true
for the rest of Tokyo but checked the


news and saw devastation in other
areas of Japan.
He walked over to pick up his


6-year-old son, Wataru, at his day
care. Wataru and the other children
were OK.


Afterward, he called his wife, a
landscape architect who was work-
ing at her office when the earth-


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Shinichi Amano, left, stands with his family in Tokyo, Japan. Amano, a doctoral student at UF, was visit-
ing family during the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of the island nation.


quake happened.
Tokyo was one of the cities far-
thest from the earthquake's origina-
tion point at a distance of 234 miles,
according to the U.S. Geological Sur-
vey website.
But many areas of Tokyo were
still thrown into confusion as public
transportation systems shut down
and people assessed the damages
from the earthquake. His wife, who
normally takes a train between her
office and her family's apartment an
hour away, found herself unable to
take her usual route home.
Upset by the earthquake, she
borrowed a colleague's bicycle and
rode it back to their apartment since
the train and bus systems weren't
running. It took her more than two
hours to reach home.
Amano returned to UF on Mon-
day but is maintaining close contact
with his family. Concerns about ra-
diation poisoning from the nuclear
power plants within Tokyo led his
wife to move with the children to
her mother's home in northwestern
Tokyo until the crisis calms down.
Given the immense damage done
by the earthquake and tsunamis, he
knows it will take time for Japan to
recover.
"We are well-prepared for the
earthquake because we have so
many earthquakes in Japan (but)
this earthquake was beyond our
expectations," he said. "This earth-
quake is much more damaging than
we expected."


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stomp the yard


Among a group of 54 performers, bluegrass group The Avett Brothers (pictured here) are set to perform in this year's Suwannee
Springfest. The nature and music festival, which draws a crowd of about 5,000 to 6,000 each year, takes place March 24 to 27
at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, one hour north of Gainesville. To buy tickets, visit suwanneespringfest.org.





Music festival to hit Live Oak next week


By HANNAH SWERDLOFF
avenue contributing writer

Locals tired of tapping their toes
for springdon't have to wait any lon-
ger: Suwannee Springfest is here.
The 15th annual music and na-
ture festival will take place March
24 to 27 at The Spirit of the Suwan-
nee Music Park in Live Oak, one
hour north of Gainesville.
Students can purchase discount-
ed weekend tickets in advance for
$110 with a current student ID,
and student tickets are $150 at the
gate.
Springfest features Americana,
folk and bluegrass music. This
year's lineup consists of The Avett
Brothers, the David Grisman Sextet,
Jesse McReynolds, Donna the Buf-
falo and 54 other performers.


People gather to celebrate not
only the music, but also to cele-
brate each other and life, said Paul
Levine, one of the event's organiz-
ers and promoters.
"People have been coming for
15 years. A lot of them have met
here, got married, had kids and
started bringingtheir kids to Spring-
fest," he said.
The festival draws about 5,000
to 6,000 people each year.
Ori Blitstein, a Grooveshark mar-
keting intern and a music festival
junkie, said attendees don't just
consist of college kids who want
to party. Rather, several are locals
dedicated to the music, he said.
Also, he said it's better called a
gatheringthan a music festival.
"It's guys with guitars and wash-
ers and brushes just having grand


ole time on the river," he said.
"You're camping and it happens to
be a music festival."
The park, located next to the
historic Suwannee River, has more
than 800 acres of campsites.
"It would be foolish and a waste
of time notto go," he said.
Levine said just because fami-
lies attend doesn't mean people
aren't having a great time and cel-
ebrating. People celebrate with re-
spect.
He said some go to Bonnaroo
because about 100,000 people at-
tend. But, he said, the experience
at a bluegrass festival is different -
and in a good way.
"Some of the best music you
hear is by the campfire," he said.
Furthermore, what could set
Springfest apart from other festivals


is that half of the audience brings
musical instruments. By creating
an inclusive environment condu-
cive to learning, Levine said, Spring-
fest provides attendees an experi-
ence unavailable at other shows.
The festival also supports re-
gional music by allowing local musi-
cians to perform at the park.
"The amphitheater stage is one
of the finest places to see music in
the world," Levine said.
The stage is at the bottom of the
natural bowl of the amphitheater,
and beautiful oak trees with Span-
ish moss provide a canopy over the
audience.
"With hundreds of people swing-
ing on hammocks between trees
watching music, it's a pretty groovy
environment," he said. "You've got
to see it."


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For St. Patrick's Day:


An Irish Beer FAQ


By RICHARD 0. STEHLI
avenue writer

What is good Irish beer?
Guinness (Draught, Stout or Foreign
Extra), Harp, or Swithwick's (pronounced
'smiddicks'). Granted, all of these beers
are owned by the British conglomerate
Diageo, but that's just the cold hard
fact of reality. At least they're brewed in
Ireland. Killian's Irish Red, on the other
hand, hasn't been made in Ireland since
1956. It is owned and brewed by Coors.
What is a Black & Tan?
A Black & Tan is a 50/50 mixture of a
light lager and a stout and is perfect for
those who don't care for dark beer. Do it
the Irish way with Harp and Guinness.
How do I make green beer?
Put one drop of green food coloring in
your glass. Insert beer. Consume.
What about Guinness?
The plastic thing in a Guinness can
is a "widget." When you pop the top of
a Guinness Draught, the widget releas-


es a shot of nitrogen, which makes for
smaller bubbles and allows for a richer,
creamier head. This replicates the way
Guinness is traditionally poured on tap.
Guinness in Ireland is certainly different
from what you drink in the United States.
But is it better? It's hard to say. The al-
cohol content is lower, and the beer is
less treated to prevent spoilage. Also,
Guinness in Ireland would be served
with a double pour and probably pres-
surized with nitrogen rather than carbon
dioxide. A double pour takes two to five
minutes and involves two separate kegs
of beer.
How about some Irish whiskey?
You can't go wrong with Bushmills or
Jameson.
How do I make an Irish Car Bomb?
Fill a shot glass most of the way
with Irish Cream, then top it off with a
layer of whiskey. Put 12 ounces of Guin-
ness in a pint glass. Bomb the shot into
the glass and chug. Can't drink it fast
enough? Enjoy your curdled milk, sissy.


Theater group to act 'Floyd'


By BENJAMIN EVANS
avenue writer


In 1925, Floyd Collins was trapped in Ken-
tucky's Sand Cave, and attempts to rescue the
famous cave explorer drew the attention of the
nation. It drew so much attention that tourists
from across the United States came in herds to
witness the event firsthand.
By the time rescuers reached Collins, the ex-
plorer was dead from exposure and starvation.
This weekend, UF student-run theater group
Florida Players will perform "Floyd Collins," a mu-
sical based on the story.
The group, which is funded by UF's Student
Government, kicked off the production with a
Wednesday night performance and will perform
at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday in the Squi-
tieri Studio Theater at the Phillips Center for the
PerformingArts. There will be an additional mati-
nee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday.
"This is one of the largest shows I think we've
ever tried to put together," said 22-year-old Der-
ek Butts, the show's director.
Given the recent death of two UF students,
Grant Lockenbach and Michael Pirie, who died
in a caving accident in February, some people


have questioned the timing of the play's release,
Butts said.
While Butts acknowledges the connection,
he said Florida Players does not intend to offend
the families of Lockenbach and Pirie.
He said the similarity in the stories is coinci-
dental, as "Floyd" has been a year-long pursuit
for Butts and the play's cast.
In fact, to research Col-
*lins' story, Butts and four cast
members took a trip to Ken-
tucky to visit the cave, see Col-
lins' home and visit his grave.
Collins' caving accident
has become part of the re-
gion's folklore, said Marissa
Toogood, who is making her debut with Florida
Players in the role of Nellie Collins, Floyd's sister.
"Everybody knew about Floyd Collins up
there," she said.
Taking the trip allowed the actors to connect
with the tragedy of Collins' death.
Thaddeus Pearson, who will play Floyd's
brother, Homer, said, "It was really awesome
to be able to walk around where this legendary
man was."
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WingZone
EVERYBODY knows the biggest,
tastiest, freshest chicken wings
come from Wingzone on Univer-
sity Ave. Since 1991 they have
been delivering to your door &
have amassed a huge following
from Gainesville residents & UF
students. They also deliver shrimp,
chicken fingers, salads, sides and
thick, juicy 1/2 Ib burgers with their
patented wedge fries. Great food
delivered to your door day & night.
352-377-2473

Gator Dawgs
We have 26 styles of hot dogs
to choose from. Chicago, Heart
attack, Frito, Colombia, etc. Even
create your own. Our burgers
are prepared daily and cooked to
order. Our fresh deli sanwiches
come with over 1/4 Ib of meat.
Check out our full menu at Ga-
torDawgs.com. Several delicious
vegetarian & vegan options. We
are located at 1023 W University
Ave. 378-4353

Breakfast &
Lunch

Bagels
Unlimited
Serving Gainesville for over 25
years. BU is a tradition of sorts.
We offer many
breakfast platters cooked fresh,
featuring omelettes, eggs any
style, large pancakes, French
Toast, Knishes, 17 varieties of
bagels and a large assortment of
spreads. Also available are tofu
and tempeh. Over 100 bottles
of hot sauce are available for
sampling.
224 SW 34th St. - 34th St. Plaza
Open every day from 6:30am-3pm

43rd St. Deli &
Breakfast House
Calling all Gainesville students!
Come & experience the break-
fast house that has been serving
Gainesville residents for 25 years.
Famous for biggest 4-egg omelete,
the best Reuben, gyros, & soup all
on a student's budget! Vegetarian?
No probelm. We have a selection
that is sure to fulfill your needs. We
now offer free WiFi! Voted best deli
in Gainesville! Open all day, ev-
eryday from 7am-3pm. Come visit
either of our two locations in town!
4401 NW 25th Place. 373-2927
or 3483 Williston Rd. 373-5656,
which is conveniently located off
175.


Virtually Cuban
Serving authentic Cuban food in
Gainesville since 2004, we are
a full service restaurant with a
relaxed family atmosphere. Enjoy a
beer or our house sangria imported
from Spain while listening to Latin
music. We offer sandwiches on
Cuban bread, hot entrees, home-
made desserts, and coffee. (352)
336-4125 Visit us at
www.virtuallycuban.com.
Located on: 2409 SW 13th St.

Deli

Dave's New York
Deli
Best Philly Steak in Town! That's
what customers are saying about
Dave's Authentic Philly Cheese
Steaks made with Real Philly Meat
& Amoroso rolls direct Philly! Hungry
for NY? Try our NY Carnegie Deli
pastrami & corned beef, knishes,
NY Bagels, Angus Burgers, Cubans
& more! Dave's is located just 4.5
miles west of Oaks Mall @ 14145
W. Newberry rd in Jonesville.
davesnydeli.com 352-333-0291
Student Discounts w/ID.

Frozen Treats

D'Lites
Emporium
Healthy never tasted so good!
D'Lites has the lowest calorie ice
cream in Gainesville-REALLY-and
is the only low-calorie soft serve with
NO artificial sweeteners. We rotate
over 100 d'licious creamy flavors
(see this week's at www.gatordlites.
com) that are diet-friendly without the
diet taste. We also feature a whole
array of cookies, chips, and various L
grocery treats that appeal to Atkins,
Weight Watchers�, and other
dieters. Our every day daily specials
make shopping at D'Lites a special
value! Come weigh your options at
the Marketplace Plaza at NW 16th
Blvd. and 43rd St. (next to the Fresh
Market or at the Shoppes of Williston
at S.W. 34th Street and Williston Rd.
(next to Publix) 375-4484
Find us on Facebook!


Karma Cream
We serve the only 100% organic
ice cream in town! We also have
an impressive selection of organic
vegan ice cream, baked goodies,
fair trade coffee, tea, organic beer, +
free wifi. Mon-Fri 7am-3am Sat-Sun
11 am-3am
352-284-5492

Indian

TAJ Grill
TAJ Grill & Curry, Authentic Indian
food in Gainesville. Our very special
menu offering wide choice of veg &
meat entrees with any spice level.
Tandoori grill dishes are already
popular. We do cater for any group
size also banquet for small parties,
Tues-Sun lunch buffet; 11:30am to
2:30pm, Dinner; 5:30pm to 9:30pm,
2109 NW 13th street. Ph: 352-375-
5980 www.tajgrillncurry.com (sun-
buffetby2getl drink)

Italian

Fresco
Neighborhood
Italian
ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI
ON MONDAY NIGHT! Fresh,
homemade food all day, everyday.
Build your own pasta. Create your
own pizza. Try Fresco To Go. We
serve beer & wine. We are not a
chain, and it shows! Located at 34th
& Archer. 377-3484.
Frescoitalian.com
Manuel's Vintage
Room
Offering innovative Italian-themed
cuisine & the finest wine list in town,
discover Gainesville's best kept
dining secret at this family owned
downtown bistro. Now offering
early guests 20% off the entire bill
Sunday & Tuesday-Thursday from
5:00-6:30(some restrictions apply.)
Ask about our monthly wine dinners
& catering options, for both in-house
& off-site options. 6 South Main St.
(352)375-7372.


Caribbea Spice
Jamaican Dishe,. Luncf Specal:
Patty, coco br-ac caKre & soda
$4.45. M-F - lam-5rpm Sa 11am-
3:30pm 1121 W Universriy Ave.
352-377-2712

Caribbean Queen
Offering jerk chicken, curry, goat
and oxtail. Opened Mon thru Thurs
11 am-7:30pm, Fri & Sat 11am-
11:45pm Sun 10:30am-8:30pm
Located at 507 NW 5th Ave 352-
374-8111

Mexican

Boca Fiesta
COME CHECK OUT THE
COOLEST SPOT DOWNTOWN!
3 Full Bars! Full Service Restaurant!
Kitchen open late every single
night! Billiards, Ping-Pong, Live
Music, Strong Drinks & Burritos!
www.bocafiesta.com
352-336-taco
232 se 1st st Downtown

Organic

The Jones
Gainesville's own independently
owned community restaurant
dedicated to bringing sustainable,
local, and organic food to the table.
Oh, and it's really yummy.
Herbivores, carnivores, & omnivores
welcome! NOW SERVING DINNER
EVERY NIGHT! New hours: open
every day 8am-10pm. Checkout
our facebook page for specials
and events. 401 NE 23rd Avenue
352.373.6777


Leonardo's Pizza
of Milhopper
Great Chicago Style pizza. Quick
Slices also Available all afternoon.
On the way To and From Santa Fe
College. On the corner of NW 16th
Blvd. and 43rd Street. Tear this out
for 20% OFF meal. 4131 NW 16th
Blvd. IN MILLHOPPER SQUARE.
376-2001

Southern Style

The Yearling
Come taste the cuisine of old
Florida! Try our traditional items
including venison, quail, frog legs,
and alligator, as well as USDA
Prime beef, seafood, grits, greens
& hush puppies. Open Thursday &
Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 12pm-
10pm & Sunday 12pm-8:30pm
14531 East Country Road 325
352-466-3999
www.theyearlingrestaurant.com

Vegetarian

Book Lover's
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine.
Natural, organic, fair trade, meals,
sandwiches, soups, home-baked
desserts. Specials: Cupcake
Mon., Southern Cooking Tues.,
Greek Wed 6pm, Ethiopian Thurs
6pm. MO-TH 11 am-9pm, Fri-Sun
11 am-8pm. 505 NW 13th St.
384-0090
Green Mango
The best Indian food in Gaines-
ville. Serving Gainesville since
1991. Offering many vegan dish-
es. We are specialized in catering
any group size. Offering cooking
class starting January 17th 6:30-
8:30pm every Mon. Limited seats
- call now to register. Call Nalini
at 352-514-3398. Open 7 days
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New apps could be breeding status-obsessed stalkers


\Xo u like someone. They're in a relationship.
" Be the first to know when they get out of it."
I Mantra for the too-persistent suitor or tag line for
one of the latest social networking applications?
Maybe it's both, but in practice, the short and sweet (and
somewhat creepy) one-liner is the tagline and marketing slo-
gan for Breakup Notifier, an app that enables users to re-
ceive e-mails when select friends change their relationship
status.
Within about three days of its activation, Breakup Notifier
attracted 3.6 million relationships of its own.
But after that short romance, Facebook disabled the appli-
cation, pullingthe plugon a relationship still in its earlystages.
With the influx of demand for the app, why end it?
It turns out that Breakup Notifier was, in fact, too suc-
cessful - it caused too much strain for Facebook's servers,
and more important, it attracted too many stalkers.
Because, in essence, that's exactly what we've become
today: born-and-bred stalkers. College students, along with
younger and older age groups, display their lives on Face-
book.
You may say, "Oh, I'm not like most of my friends.
I'll check it every once in a while, but a stalker? Not I."
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next to a girl in class, you get to know
her, and after a few painstaking lec-
tures you finally figure out her last
name. What do you do?
You add her on Facebook.
And just like that, you know every-
thing you need to know: You're cogni-
Thomas Nassiff zant of the fact that she's single. You
Columnist run a sweep of a few recent statuses,
see a few sets of vomit-inducing lyrics
from Top 40 radio jingles, and con-
clude that she just ended a messy five-month relationship
with a John Patterson, who conveniently goes to FSU. Green
light!
Or, you add her, notice she's dating someone,
and - um - add her to your Breakup Notifier list? Of
course the app is dead now, so that's not a possibility.
But that specific app is just part of a wave of conclusive
evidence of America's obvious stalker-like nature.
Chevrolet also recently introduced a new application in
its Cruze model that reads live-time status updates from the
driver's personal Facebook news feed.
That's right: You just finished a long, hard day of work,
you're driving home to spend the night watching old episodes
of "Hey Arnold" on Netflix with your cat, but first you need to


know what all of your friends have been saying since you last
checked your Facebook for iPhone app 15 minutes ago.
Luckily, the all-new Chevy Cruze lets you do it hands-
free.
America, our problem isn't that we're stalkers - it's that
everyone knows we are.
People and companies spend their time and money mak-
ing applications, widgets and gadgets that feed our inner
stalker because they know we'll not only use them but will
absolutely devour them.
It's not just that Internet-based stalking has taken off to a
whole new level, but that enough people realize it that busi-
nesses have begun to cash in on the phenomenon.
So, after all the sarcasm and rhetoric, I'll bet that you,
reader, think I'm completely against this social networking
and stalking stuff.
Well, that's not the case - well, not entirely at least.
The truth is, America's shift toward being nosy isn't a
good or bad thing. It just is what it is.
Yes, maybe I think the general population has gone a tad
overboard with it all. But, at the end of the day, it's not any-
thing that's going to change soon.
And I, like everyone else, will be keeping an eye out for
the tweets and Tumblogs and status updates to surface
about the next big Facebook app.


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Poklemon still


Although it's no longer the cultural phenomenon it once was,
Pokemon is still part of, and really never left, the video game
world. What was once the crown jewel of the Game Boy is
now the highest selling Nintendo DS franchise of all time. The car-
toons are still airing everySaturday (albeit the new seasons are not
nearly as good as they used to be when we were kids), and Pikachu
is a character recognized bythe entire world on par with Mario him-
self. There have been four generations of Pokemon games since
Red and Blue Version divided playgrounds nationwide, with a few
remakes and spinoffs here and there, and now it's time for a new
one.
Pokemon Black & White, the fifth generation of the franchise,
has the most changes out of any proper Pokemon game thus far.
Some of the changes are cosmetic and a bit unnecessary, but
most of them are for the better.
The most noticeable change as you progress on your journey
to become Pokemon champion is that there are no older Poke-
mon around, just the newest batch of 156 Pokemon waiting to be


captured. The older generations become
available after you beat the main story, but
it can get boring catching Pokemon after
Pokemon just to complete the full Pokedex
if you're starting from scratch. If you've fol-
lowed each generation, then you can sim-
ply import them from past games. If you
manage to collect all 649 Pokemon, you're
Andrew Wyzan a braver man than I.
Columnist That beingsaid, it will probablytake you
less time to catch 'em all, as battles have
been expedited by a significant amount. While the need to grind is
still there - especially when you get to a certain gym leader who
uses mean electric-type flying squirrels - the time sink is not as
bad as it used to be.
Developers have also added to the game new types of Poke-
mon battles. Triple Battles are a three-on-three match that limit
attacking based on position, and Rotation Battles are fast-paced




Gainesville Meditation Guide: at the Hare Krishna House


By ROBERT IMFELD
avenue contributing writer

Everyday, the Hare Krishnas chant
a melodic meditation and serve food
to students in UF's Plaza of the Ameri-
cas. A decent number of students usu-
ally line up - especially on Spaghetti
Wednesday - but no one seems to
know much about the people who
serve the vegetarian-friendly fare.
An hour and a half before the sun
rises, the Hare Krishnas gather for


meditation, called japa, in the temple
of the Krishna House, just off campus
on Northwest 14th Street.
They recite their mantra with the
help of Japa Mala beads, a strand
of beads - not unlike the rosary -
that helps devotees keep track of
their chanting Each strand has 108
beads, one for each time they chant to
Krishna, and they do it 16 times. That
means every morning, they recite the
mantra 1,728 times.
They believe the god Krishna and


his name are one and the same.
"When you chant Hare Krishna,
you're actually associating with God
through his name," said Caitanya, a
devotee who's been chanting for 19
years.
They also serve Krishna through
cooking and cleaning.
They devote themselves so strin-
gently because they believe the ma-
terial energies of the world cover the
spiritual soul, effectively blocking
them from being one with Krishna.


They have their sights set on a higher
plane.
"If you want to really feel free in
the material world, you refrain from
activities that bind you to the material
world," Caitanya said.
They use the material energy in
his service to prevent becoming en-
tangled in the material life. The van
they use, for example, is used to serve
Krishna food to other people instead
of being used as, say, a way to get to a
party. And because the food is served


with love and devotion, it's karma-free,
as the side of the van reads.
Even if you don't wish to wake at
4 a.m. to chant, Caitanya said non-
devotees can still reap the benefits of
the Krishna beliefs.
"We just encourage people to
chant the holy name and take Krishna
lunch," she said. "By doing that, the
purification of the heart happens, and
then, automatically, everything else
that doesn't help them in their spiri-
tual life melts away."


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urges gamers to catch 'em all

round-robin matches. These types are few and far between, but
they require the use of tactics and quick thinking that is refresh-
ing.
Aside from a few cheap bosses, the game is pretty easy, so
Poketots won't get discouraged. However, Nintendo tries to inject
some maturity into the franchise through Team Plasma, Unova's
resident bad guys. Instead of following in Team Rocket's footsteps
of stealing Pokemon to take over the world, Team Plasma wants to
free Pokemon from what they see as servitude from their trainers.
All in all, this is probably the most modern Pokemon game
recently. The graphics have been overhauled since the franchise
came to the DS, new dynamic camera movements have been
added and the Pokemon sprites have been made animated during
battles. This iteration of Pokemon almost feels like a new franchise
- one that's becoming more in tune with its RPG qualities as its
fan base continues to age. If you've been away from the series for
a while, I suggest you give Black & White a try. If you've already
caught them all again and again, there's still plenty more to catch.







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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


UNBELIEVABLE!!
1 br-ONLY $449
Immed M/I
Only 5 left!!
Call today!
352-376-1248
4-20-11-70-2


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


For Rent
unfurnished

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 Town homes & 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









Gainesville Place Apartments
Student friendly 4/4's
Only $409 per person!
www.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



Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print and/or web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.

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
"Renovation Celebration"
1 BR Starting at $499
7301 W Univ Ave
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
352-332-3199
www.foxhollowgainesville.com
Text: foxhollow@65374
4-20-10-70-2


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


!! LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK !!
* 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts!
* 2/2's and 3/2's * Pets Loved!
* Pools * Cardio * Tanning * Tennis
* Washer/Dryers * HUGE Floor Plans!
* 377-7401 * biketouf.com
4-20-10-70-2


For Rent
Sunfurnished


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
4-20-11-67-2

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 4-20-11-67-2


* 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







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"-'1 For Rent
unfurnished

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

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 3-24-11-40-2

GREAT VALUE - WOODLAND TERRACE
Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd.
Water, sewer, garbage provided.
Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop
1BR $425, 2 BR $535. 352-335-0420 3-31-
11-43-2


SERENOLA PINES
Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd.
Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D
avail. 1BR $475, 2BR $575 352-335-0420
3-31-11-43-2

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

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

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
3-25-11-22-2

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

Duplex, Duckpond, CHA, carport, carpets,
ceiling fans, quiet, trees, large yard, $700mo,
920 NE 6th Ave., 376 0080; 284 3873.
postj@bellsouth.net 3-31-11-20-2

HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St
Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall.
Ceiling fans, porches, wd firs, some w/ W/D.
ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no
dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550
5-10-11-34-2

_*FALL RENTAL***
4,5,6+ Bdrm Houses for Rent
Call Eric @ 352-682-7424
Ask abt Family Discounts
Immediate Move-In Available
3-18-11-10-2

3BR/2BA, 1940sq.ft. Quiet neighborhood.
1.5 miles from U.F. Large fenced yard, wood
floors, 2 car garage, and sun room. Available
5/1. $1100/month. 3936 SW 3rd Ave. 352-
359-1270 3-25-11-15-2

Large 1/1 in quiet neighborhood next to
Oaks Mall. Walk to shops, bus routes, cafes.
Screened porch, lots of storage. Move in by
4/1 get one month free. 1 yr lease minimum.
Discount for longer leases. Rent $500/mo.
call 305-992-2832 or pazos.lu@gmail.com
3-22-11-10-2


OF-lFor Rent
unfurnished

1 BR/1 BA, 5 blocks from Shands & UF. Quiet
complex, parking, walk-in closet, W/D. $550/
mo. Call 317-2642 or 371-9520 3-23-11-
10-2

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

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

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

GRAD II Apts
1BR 1BA 1BLKTO UF
Central H & Air, Laundry
On site. $500/Mo
1236 Sw 4th Avenue $600 Deposit
3-31-11-15-2

$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. 3-31-15-2

*March Madness!*
Luxury 2/2s for Fall
College Park--across from UF!
Starting @ $550/room
Sign w/in 48 hrs, Waive leasing fee!
352-371-7777
3-31-11-13-2


SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.
Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler
Plaza. Asking $750/mo. Please call Ketty
352-332-6566 3-22-11-6-2

MIDTOWN -WALK TO CLASS
*2BR/1 BA, privacy fence, screened porch
$700/$350 each 1 BR avail now $450/mo.

Call 352-335-4790 or 352-214-3369 3-22-
11-5-2

3 Bed House
$695/mo w/Porch & Walk to UF
Great Deal, Won't last long!
photos at rentalworkshop.com
352-226-3535 and 813-347-9379
3-22-11-5-2


1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA House
Wood floors, large screened-in back porch,
jacuzzi, W/D, corner lot $1400/mo Call (352)
258-9116 to see. Available Aug 1st.
3-22-11-5-2

HUGE 1 BR apt for quiet mature person
Dine-in kitchen, carport space, large
enclosed patio, utilities - cable - internet
included, no pets. $750 2046 NW 14th Ave
395-6250 or 332-1429 Kathy 3-29-11-10-2

****4/2 3962 W University Ave.****
Living room, dining room & family room,
close to campus, all appliances, W/D,
hot tub, fire place, screened porch,
Avail Aug1, $1400 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
4-5-11-15-2

****3401 NW 7th Place****
3/2 living, dining ,family rooms.All appliances,
W/D, closet campus, large yd. Small pets OK
Avail Aug.1, $1325 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
4-5-11-15-2

****4/3 18 NW 36th St.****
Close to campus, all appliances,
W/D, central heat/air
Avail. Aug 1, $1400 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
4-5-11-15-2

*NW 39 Ave Huge 3BR/2BA apt, w/lg loft
Tile fir & nice carpet. Bright, wdlike fir $800
*2BR/2BA, some w/woodlike fir. All w/new
BR carpet. $600-635. Gated patio, trees, flood
Its. Part utils pd. Bus rte. 373-8310, 219-3937
3-22-5-2


a l For Rent
| unfurnished

FEMALE ROOMMATE to rent bedroom in 3/2
beautifully updated condo in quiet, attractive
development, w/d included. Convenient to
bus route. $375/mo + 1/3 utilities. (727)743-
2694 Avail August 3-17-11-2-2

*******STUDENTS******
1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses and apartments
available for August. All close to campus.
Most pets accepted. Call 870-2760. 4-20-
11-26-2


2/1 Across from VA Hospital.
$550/mo. $300 dep. No dogs, cats ok w/
$100 one time pet fee. 352-634-5175 3-22-
11-5-2

Renting Now and for Fall!!
We have REAL 1/1s
3 blocks to UF - GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $550 PLUS ONE MONTH FREE!
300 NW 18th Street
4 blocks to UF - GATORSIDE
400 sq ft, only $450!
1600 NW 4th Avenue
BIKE to UF - CENTERPOINT
530 sq ft, only $450!
1220 NW 12th Street
No application fee, most pets ok.
For info call E.F.N. Properites, 352-371-3636
or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com
4-20-10-26-2




SGainewi Student entails

------------ Near UF -----
gainesvillestudentrentals.com
@5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800
@4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500
@4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1500
@4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1300
3-30-11-10-2

bedroom $509
Amazing townhome with everything included!
Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/
dryer. Cobblestone Apts. Call now: 352-377-
2801 4-20-25-2

bedroom $509
All inclusive townhome with everything in-
cluded! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture &
washer/dryer. The Laurels Apts. Call now:
352-335-4455 4-20-11-25-2


Trying to find a place to live
stressing you out?



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Call 352-375-7104 today!
trend4rent.com
4-20-11-20-25

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 oryr lease. 352-222-0211
3-23-11-5-2



F subleases



Don't wait!
Place Your Sublease Ad TODAY!
After Spring Break,
there are less than 6 weeks
left in the semester!

It's FAST & EASY!
Go to: www.alligator.org/classifieds


$325 Summer Sublease May-July for
Gainesville Place Apartments.1/1 in a 4/4,
Comes fully furnished with washer and dryer,
utilities included $325! Many bus routes.
allison.lynch@yahoo.com 3-21-11-7-3


$729/mo new arlington square summer-sub-
lease may1-aug15 spacious studio, cable/
internet, washer/dryer, furnished, contact
Steve 754.264.9500
melvin_flynt_01@yahoo.com 3-22-5-3


HANDYMAN SPECIAL Share 2BR/2BA MH
in Hidden Oaks. Furn rm incl elec, ph, cable,
internet. Close to UF, bus, shopping. $200
NR dep. $400/mo. NS, NA, ND. Handyman
can work off most. Caged pets ok. 331-0762
3-22-5-4


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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

Roommate wanted $400. 3/2
Grad student preferred. Quiet Lakefront
house. 1/2 utilities. 352-281-2200 or
Welchdsl@bellsouth.net 3-17-11-5-4


Roommate wanted
New 2/2.5 Fully Furnished except for bed-
room in Grantwood Condominiums 2.5 miles
from UF
$550/month includes utilities & WiFi
Contact Kourtney 352-422-1448 3-25-10-4


COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00
MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE
IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING,
Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty
9-26-11-78-4


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.
3-29-10-4


Master Bd/priv. bath in 2/2 apt. $475 all
inclusive. Furnished, easy commute to UF,
W/D. Get $25 off rent. w/ 12mo lease.
Call/Txt Angie (786)239-2740
angie.colombia_86@yahoo.com
3-22-5-4


Walk to UF from a 4bd/2ba NW house.Male
or female.No pets/smoking.Free off-street
parking$450.00/mo.Includes all utilities,
wifi,security system, Available 8/1 yearly
lease. 727-726-2915 3-22-11-5-4


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

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

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


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

1997 3br/2ba Fleetwood mobile home.
Located in Whitney Park on hwy 411 in
Gainesville. Carpet and appliances less than
2yrs old. $18,500. call 352-327-5986 leave
message. 3-18-11-5-5



F Furnishings


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

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


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F Furnishings


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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






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

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


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



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PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-20-
70-11


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


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

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

***GatorMoto*** HUGE new scooter sale!
All models between $200 - $400 off! All come
with one year parts and labor warranties!
Hurry, the most popular colors are going fast!
352-376-6275 www.GatorMoto.com 4-20-
11-35-11






FAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS *
*Running 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
3-31-10-38-12


SUN CITY AUTO SALES
60 day payoff
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
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Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis


ACROSS
1 Bingo call
5 Gordon _:
Michael
Douglas's "Wall
Street" role
10 One may require
stitches
14 German import
15 Slangy negative
16 Control
17 See 53-Down
20 Fairy tale ender
21 Amazement
22 Early surgery aid
23 Talking with
one's hands?:
Abbr.
25 Ante-
26 See 53-Down
34 Washington's
Grand Dam
35 Fierce anger
36 Carnival city
37 Old, in
Oberhausen
38 "Good
heavens!"
40 Humdinger
41 Relieve (of)
42 Pencil remnant
43 Legal-sized fish
45 See 53-Down
48 Neighbor of Nev.
49 Reggae singer
Kamoze
50 Big name in food
service
53 Brine-cured
delicacy
55 Remove forcibly
60 See 53-Down
63 Andy Taylor's
son
64 Submit taxes,
nowadays
65 Kong's kin
66 Guam, for one:
Abbr.
67 '50s experiment,
briefly
68 Longings

DOWN
1 Cake with a kick
2 Horse racing
surface
3 Cut, perhaps
4 Nick at
5 Dogfaces, briefly
6 Yoga instruction


7 Had no doubts
about
8 Leafy vegetable
9 Santana's"
Como Va"
10 Irritates, with
"on"
11 One may have
an agt.
12 Fruit used to
flavor gin
13 Bavarian mister
18 Really peeved
19 Fogg's creator
24 Honeybunch
25 What might be
used when a
bomb is hurled
on a field?
26 Port closing?
27 Show up
28 Flamenco
exclamation
29 Bedouins, e.g.
30 "Really cool!"
31 Break out, as
violence
32 Ticks off
33 Organized string
of gigs
34 Atkins diet taboo
39 Pistol
40 Island welcome


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brewery name
44 Lakeshore
natives
46 World Cup sport
47 Digital dots
50 Used a 39-Down
51 "Gadzooks!"
52 Swizzle
53 Clue for 17-, 26-,
45- and 60-
Across


54 Haggard's"
from Muskogee"
56 See-through, in
comics
57 Meerschaum or
brier
58 Genesis locale
59 Subtraction word
61 Half a devious
laugh
62 Living in Ariz.,
maybe


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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


UF FOOTBALL

Muschamp, Gators open spring practice season


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator org

After months of anticipation
and plentiful talk about the tran-
sition, Will Muschamp oversaw
his first practice as Florida's head
coach.
The Gators opened their spring
practice season Wednesday af-
ternoon, and Muschamp said it
was used mostly to teach players
the new offensive and defensive
systems, as well as a few special
teams tweaks.
"We do believe in the theory of
throwing a lot at them and find-
ing out who can learn and who
can adjust, how long does that
take, who can make adjustments
on the run," Muschamp said.
"We're able to throw a lot at them
and see who's able to retain and
handle the information - expose
them to as much as we can."
Muschamp said each of the
three quarterbacks on the depth
chart - John Brantley, Tyler Mur-
phy and Jeff Driskel - took reps
with all three units Wednesday.
All of Florida's spring prac-
tices are closed to the public and


the media, but Muschamp said
he only had three players sit out
Wednesday due to injury.
The Gators had seven players
listed as "limited" before practice,
but Muschamp said they all were
able to take a few reps on the field
in the team's first session.
"When they get close to foot-
ball and playing, they all get
well," Muschamp said. "It's
amazing how that happens.
"Our trainer rides in on his
white horse, and they all of a sud-
den get well. It's phenomenal. I
wish we could discover that med-
icine before practice started."

JENKINS SITTING OUT AFTER SUR-
GERY: Senior cornerback Janons
Jenkins will not participate in the
team's spring season after having
reconstructive shoulder surgery in
the offseason.
Jenkins, who had 44 tack-
les and three interceptions last
season, surprised many people
with his decision to return to the
Gators instead of jumping to the
NFL.
Muschamp said much of that
choice was based on his inability
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 19


IVIdtl irlpp/ Ml.igutUr OaUll
Florida coach Will Muschamp, standing between former UF coach Urban Meyer and New England Patri-
ots coach Bill Belichick, ran his first spring practice with the Gators on Wednesday afternoon.


UF taking underdog


role into NCAA meet


* THE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET BE-
GINS TODAY IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

By MELISSA PENDER
Alligator Writer

Although Florida isn't picked to
win the NCAA Swimming and Diving
Championships this weekend, coach
Gregg Troy said the 14 women who
qualified for the event are determined
to defend their title.
"(We're) not the favorite, but we
haven't been the favorite in the past
either, so the girls kind of relish in that
role," he said. "We've looked good the
last couple of weeks."
Troy said freshmen Elizabeth Bei-
sel and Hilda Luthersdottir will play
a huge role in the team's fate at the


meet, which is in Austin, Texas, today
through Saturday.
"Even though they are freshmen,
they have a lot of experience," he said.
"They do have to step up. The biggest
challenge for them is
you've got to swim
well in the morning
at the NCAA meet."
Swimming Troy said the
Gators will also lean
on the squad's elders to provide lead-
ership. That includes diver Monica
Dodson, the squad's lone senior, as
well as juniors Teresa Crippen and
past NCAA champions Sarah Bateman
and Shara Stafford.
Crippen, who will swim three in-
dividual events and one relay, won't
SEE SWIM, PAGE 19


What your bracket says about you


Note: The following column is not meant in
any way to disrespect women. It may seem
to address only men, but this is because the
columnist wishes to follow the format laid
out in the Holy Bible. By "man," he means
"any human being who partakes in awesome
things." If, by chance, you are a single woman
who happens to fall in that category, do not
hesitate to e-mail the columnist. He is free this
weekend.
mong the American male population
- a very distinct subculture, I under-
stand - only a few holidays are cel-
ebrated. Because of that, today is a rare treat,
perhaps the rarest to any man who enjoys
the . 11.. ' " ] r ,I -,l: .11, beer, recklessness,
self-indulgence, beer, running amok, green
beer, irrationality, more beer, fun.
To take full advantage of today's festivi-
ties, you no doubt have put your bracket in


a pool with friends. If
you don't mind tak-
ing a few minutes,
you can use today as
a teaching tool. You
see, your bracket is
Tyler Jett an objective measure
The Jett Stream of exactly what type
tjett@alligatororg of person you are.
Twitter @iam_tyler The same can be said
about looking at your
friends' brackets.
To understand yourself, or your friends,
ask yourself exactly why you picked certain
teams to win. "Because they are the better
team," you say. But are they? Think about
it.
You rode the highest seeds: You are
conservative, and you should be. You come
from an t11.1- .1.11.., class home. You

SEE TYLER, PAGE 19


* Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl may not be with
the Volunteers next season, according to multiple
reports. UT athletic director Mike Hamilton told a
Knoxville, Tenn., radio station, "The jury is out on
what's going to happen with that at this point."


* Registration ends at noon today, so hurry up and fill
out your brackets at alligator.org/bracket_2011. The
grand prize is a $500 Best Buy gift card, and anyone
who beats sports editor Adam Berry is eligible for a
$100 Gator City gift card.


* Follow alligatorSports basketball writer Greg Luca
on Twitter at twitter.com/alligatorSports. Greg will be
providing updates from Tampa throughout the day, in-
cluding random musings, basketball analysis and live
posts from the Florida-UCSB game at 6:50 p.m.





THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 0 ALLIGATOR, 19


WR Hammond back on scholarship


FOOTBALL, from page 18

to work out at the NFL Combine
or for pro scouts. Jenkins got out
of his shoulder sling just two
weeks ago.
"There is no contact," Mus-
champ said. "He felt like he
could help the situation by com-
ing back and getting his shoulder


healthy."
HAMMOND BACK ON SCHOLAR-
SHIP: Muschamp
said Frankie Ham-
mond Jr. is once
again playing on
Football scholarship for UF
after having his re-
voked last season.
The redshirt junior wide re-


ceiver was arrested last summer
for driving under the influence
but returned to the team follow-
ing a two-game suspension, al-
beit without a scholarship.
Hammond, listed as a starting
wide receiver on the preseason
depth chart, caught 22 passes for
276 yards and two touchdowns
in 11 games last year.


Gators relying on relays to help carry team


SWIM, from page 18


compete on the first day of the competition and has
to do in two days what the other swimmers hope to
do in three.
"She's got to be tough with the way she goes
about it, but there's no one more articulate with the
way they train," Troy said.
Crippen will swim in the 800-yard freestyle relay,
one of Florida's four qualified relays. Troy said the
success of the relays is key for the team, which has
placed in the top 10 the past 10 years, to bring home
a win.
"This is the first time this season we've had ev-


eryone healthy," he said. "I-i. .':-. ill our relays are
going to be a little better, and it will be real key for
us."
Troy said he expects the major
contenders to be No. 3 Stanford,
No. 2 Cahlifornia and No. 1 Georgia,
the team that narrowly beat the No.
7 Gators at the Southeastern Con-
ference Championships last month.
"They all look good on pa-
Troy per, but fortunately the meet isn't
swum on paper," he said. "And
then there's another eight to 10 teams that are all in
the mix, and we're certainly one of those."


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is never worth it. You drive a Volvo. You listen to top-40 radio,
music with a simple, catchy hook. You want to meet your fu-
ture wife at work and get married at 25.
You picked three first-round upsets and have a 12-seed in
the Sweet 16: You pride yourself in appearing sophisticated.
You read the New Yorker. You are majoring in a foreign lan-
guage and when people ask why, you explain, "Because I want
to." You will live out of the country for a few years after college
before settling down. You have a beard.
You put Indiana State in the Elite Eight: You like funda-
mentals, farm towns and underdogs. You like players who
are stereotyped as "hustlers" and "gym rats." You wear flan-
nel, but not because indie rock stars do. You are Larry Bird.
You picked a 16-seed to win the first round: You went to
Bonaroo last summer, but only because you heard its a good
place to find drugs. You were planning to get your degree, but
then you decided not to. You spent last summer working at a
hostel in Spain because the owner let you sleep on the floor for
labor. Your friends only hang out with you when looking to
blow off steam. You are what some people call "an alcoholic."
You picked Duke to win the national championship: You
wake up in the morning, look at yourself in the mirror and say,
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UF SOFTBALL

Bruder launches two homers in doubleheader sweep


By STEPHEN SHEEHAN
Alligator Writer

No one was going to get Kelsey
Bruder out Wednesday.
After hitting the ball hard,
but often into defenders' gloves,
the past few series, Bruder broke
through with six hits, six runs and
nine RBIs in the No. 2 Gators' pair
of wins against Mississippi State.
Although she missed the cy-
cle by only a triple, Bruder went
a perfect 4 for 4 in the second
game, raising her average to .395.
The senior blasted two home runs,
including a three-run shot as UF


(27-1, 4-0 Southeastern Confer-
ence) dismantled the Bulldogs (12-
14, 2-2 SEC) 18-1 in Game 2.
"It's really hard not to get
down on yourself when you think
you're hitting the ball well," she
said. "You just got to keep push-
ing along. I'm not fast enough for
a triple, so I think this is one of my
better days."
Florida's power stroke didn't
stop with Bruder, as senior Me-
gan Bush and sophomore Brittany
Schutte launched home runs of
their own.
In UF's 8-0 Game 1 victory,
Bush smashed a ball for her second


grand slam of the season.
After getting pitched around
early on, Schutte slammed a three-
run homer as
part of her five-
RBI effort in the
second game.
It was also
an encouraging
afternoon for
freshman third
Bruder baseman Kasey
Fagan, who had
a solid day defensively and at the
plate.
After coming to UF as one of
the top high school players min the


nation, she hasn't made as many
flashy plays as some expected.
But Fagan showed some seri-
ous glove skills with an acrobatic
diving catch on a sharply hit ball to
her right. She also knocked down
a ball and flipped it to shortstop
Cheyenne Coyle, who was cover-
ing third base.
She broke out of a 1-for-15
slump with two hard-hit RBI sin-
gles.
While she hasn't been consis-
tent at the plate, she has stepped
up when it counts.
"She's hitting really well in SEC
play," UF coach Tim Walton said.


"Defensively, she hadn't made
those plays for us yet, but she did
a good job."
Freshman Hannah Rogers con-
tinued to dominate, picking up
two more wins to improve to 13-1.
The young righty needed only
53 pitches to get through Game 1
and threw 36 in four shutout in-
nings in Game 2.
With a 0.51 earned run average,
Rogers has matched senior Stepha-
nie Brombacher pitch for pitch.
"Hannah's amazing," Bruder
said. "She's pitching well beyond
her years. We're lucky to have
her."


Lacroix secures place in UF history with recent accolades


* THE NO. 13 FLORIDA MEN'S TEAM
WILL TAKE ON NO. 3 USC TODAY.

By THOMAS NASSIFF
Alligator Writer

When Alexandre Lacroix arrived at Florida
four years ago, he came in with the burden of
expectations on his shoulders.
But in his time as a Gator, Lacroix has suc-
cessfully dealt with the pressure of being a
highly sought recruit en route to transcending
greatness in Florida tennis history.
Last week, he notched two major career-
spanning milestones in Florida's 6-1 drubbing
of then-No. 35 Alabama.
He became the winmnngest doubles play-


er in UF history, as he and partner Sekou
Bangoura Jr. beat Alabama's duo of Ricky Do-
verspike and Jarryd Botha to give Lacroix his
94th doubles victory.
Later in the match, Lacroix toppled Do-
verspike in straight sets for his 100th career
singles win.
Reaching those milestones boosted Lacroix
to being named the Southeastern Conference's
Player of the Week on Wednesday.
While the numbers carry an impressive
weight, Lacroix's work ethic and journey to his
current success has made his career special.
Coach Andy Jackson said Lacroix came to
Florida as an unpolished doubles player, mak-
ing his achievement even more remarkable.
"Alex has really taught himself how to play
doubles here," Jackson said. "We want young-


er guys who are learning to play doubles to
see that the guy who won more matches at
Florida ... didn't come in as a fantastic doubles
player in juniors, but learned to play as time
went on."
Looking back at his earlier years, Lacroix
said the hardest part of learning the doubles
game was adapting the singles
play he honed during junior
tennis.
"It shows that after a few
Tennis years, you can play anything
even if you're not tall or you
can't volley well at first," he said. "It means a
lot to have that record."
While his hard work brought out the best
of Lacroix on the doubles court, he has always
been known for his dominance in singles.


Currently ranked No. 6 in the ITA singles
rankings, Lacroix is an intimidating opponent,
and he has proven himself against the top
players in the nation throughout his career at
Florida.
With the No. 13 Gators (11-3, 4-0 SEC) a
third of the way through their SEC slate, La-
croix will need to keep piling up the wins to
help Florida stay competitive.
The Gators will get one of its toughest tests
of the year today, as they host No. 3 USC, the
two-time defending national champion.
"It's important for our guys to not be im-
pressed by Southern California," Lacroix said.
"They're a talented team with great players
from top to bottom, but if we give the same ef-
fort that we have been all season we can have
a chance."


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Alligator, Thursday, March 17, 2011


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Familiarity breeds success for UF as Tournament begins

By GREG LUCA | ALLIGATOR STAFF WRITER


A s the Gators sat at 5-2 i.-.. i. 'oa loss to
UCF, earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA
Tournament seemed impossible.
Florida had just completed a swift and de-
cisive fall from its preseason No. 9 ranking,
evoking memories of 2008 and 2009 trips to the
National Invitation Tournament.
Despite returning five starters, the Gators re-
sembled a group of strangers, playing in a man-
ner they called selfish and disconnected.
"We have a bunch of guys on the floor that
make nobody better," coach Billy Donovan said
on Dec. 1 after losing to UCF. "The older guys
are less concerned about trying to do some-
thing great collectively as a group and are more
wrapped up in, 'What's going to happen to
me?'"
It would have been impossible to fathom
then, but the answer to "What's going to hap-
pen?" has been an extraordinary turnaround.
UF has learned to move the ball better since
a Dec. 20 loss to Jacksonville, as assists have out-
numbered turnovers by 49, reversing a negative
assist-to-turnover ratio they posted to start the
season.
Open players who had gone unnoticed now
receive the ball, and one-man possessions have
been all but eliminated from Florida's reper-
toire.
"We've got great guys that understand the
importance of us being a team," Donovan said
earlier this month. "I feel like we're a connect-
ed team. ... Our guys are starting to see that,
through the unselfishness, now they're all play-
ing better, they're all scoring more and they're
all being utilized better."
The Gators have been able to undergo this
turnaround and lift themselves from a despon-
dent group to a legitimate Final Four contender
by removing their egos and working together.
But what truly made the process possible
were the relationships within the team, which
are full of emotions that run much deeper than


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anything on the court.
"We're just trying to get as close as we can,
because for me, Alex [Tyus] and Chandler
[Parsons], this is our last year," senior center
Vernon Macklin said. "I love these guys, and we
love being around each other, so why not win
together?"


Eschewing Expectations
From the 17-year-old freshman all the way
to the 24-year-old senior, this team understands
how to operate as one.
The Gators have players from two countries
and eight states but still managed to form a co-
hesive unit.
"Our:, . - i:,rt,-,.,r, _ ,r - ,.)w isourchem-
istry and how well people play their roles,"
Parsons said. "There's no freshman that wants
to come in here and play 30 minutes and get 20
points. Everyone understands their role, and
everyone plays their role perfectly."





-Vernon Macklin
Florida senior center

The idea of using balance and understand-
ing each individual's responsibility was critical
to the 2006-07 national championship team.
Coach Billy Donovan said Al Horford could
have easily averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds,
but he gave that up for the good of the team.
In the same way, freshman center Patric
Young had to learn that big scoring numbers
aren't necessarily in the best interest of the
Gators.
"I realized that I need to do what's best for
the team and just give the team , i.- - _ Young
said. "I don't need to focus on scoring all of


these points. I just need to focus on being a great
defender."
The McDonald's All-American is gifted with
a rare combination of size and athleticism, but
he realized he didn't need to pay attention to
what NBA Draft scouts were trying to tell him.
Young averages just 3.3 points per game but
has been invaluable to the team as a physical de-
fensive presence.
In the same way, Florida's veterans have had
to tame their personal expectations to make the
team better.
After a strong season culminated in an NCAA
Tournament appearance in 2010, the starters all
figured they would see better numbers with an
extra year of practice and study.
But Donovan needed each to discover and
excel in their role, without worrying about who
is shooting and scoring.
Parsons has epitomized that idea.
The senior struggled early in the year with the
expectation that his scoring would increase but
went on to claim the Southeastern Conference
Player of the Year award.
Although he is UF's third-leading scorer,
Parsons was selected as the conference's top
player by league coaches because of everything
else he does to help his team win.
"I was putting a lot of added pressure on
myself to try and please _ .-, 1:. ..1 " Parsons
said. "But lately I'm just trying to let the game
come to me and do anything I can to win."


Joker and the Freak
Between team dinners, practice and shared
living arrangements, Parsons says the Gators
are together nearly 24/7.
While the older players have had at least a
year to foster this relationship, the freshmen
have taken to each other right off the bat.
The five-man class - Young, Cody Larson,
Casey Prather, Scottie Wilbekin and Will Yeguete
- live together in the Springs Complex, where


Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff
Guards Erving Walker (left) and Kenny Boynton have developed a close relationship on and off the court during their two years as team-
mates at Florida. The roommates are the team's top two scorers and will look to lead the Gators against UCSB tonight in Tampa.


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Florida senior Chandler Parsons has embodied the idea of putting the team first this sea-
son. He ranks third on UF in scoring but was still named the SEC Player of the Year.


Wilbekin hosts Call of Duty games he and
Young frequently dominate.
"We're tight as anything," Young said. "We
hang around all the time, and we always want
to do stuff with each other. We can relate to each
other on anything. And the older guys, they're
the same way."
Young has grown particularly close to
Macklin, although the two are nearly polar op-
posites.
Macklin is a wily veteran with a game built
around finesse and an unstoppable hook shot,
while Young is an athletic freak who can match
up with anyone.
But after a year of facing each other in prac-
tice day after day, those styles have started to
mesh.
"Vernon's experience has really, really helped
Patric grow," Donovan said. "Vernon uses his
skill and his experience, and it drives Patric a
little nuts sometimes."
Instead of growing frustrated, Young has
taken the opportunity to learn patience in the
post, the importance of playing hard and the
need to take instruction.
Macklin has even started to influence Young
off the court.
The senior has spent the last two years as the
team joker, and he believes Young will one day
follow in his footsteps.
Macklin does anything he can to keep things
light, whether it's making jokes, pulling the bot-
tom lace all the way out of Yeguete's shoe or hid-
ing the phones of Adam Allen, Kenny Boynton
and Erving Walker.
"I like to make people laugh," Macklin said.
"I've spent my whole life just trying to be funny
and be goofy. I feel like in: - :I .- rl: - II sometimes
if you go out there and have fun, you'll be more
relaxed and play better."
Fed up with Macklin's practical jokes, in-
cluding fake Twitter posts and text messages,
his teammates have started to turn the tables on
him.
But the senior is prepared.
"I keep my phone locked, and I keep my
phone on me," he said. "They always try, but
they'll never get me."
As Macklin's career draws to a close, the
Gators will have to look to someone else to
break up the monotony and relieve the tension.
That's where Young comes in.
"I think Pat will take it on and be the jokester
next year," Macklin said. "Pat is acting like that
right now. He plays around and jokes, so I think
Pat will be that guy."


Brotherly Backcourt
The entire team is close, but none are
closer than the guard tandem of Walker and
Boynton.
"He's like a brother to me," Walker said.


"We do pretty much everything together,
'-,. .,-...H " Boynton said.
The duo became fast friends from the mo-
ment Boynton stepped on campus last season,
and that friendship grew to the point where
they decided to room in the Keys Complex this
year, along with sophomore Erik Murphy.
Boynton estimated he and Walker spend
92 percent of their time together, parting only
for class.
"That's pretty much the only time we ever
split," Boynton said.
The two eat nearly every meal together
and usually spend their free time hanging
out in their room, watching college hoops or
catching up on Family Guy.
Their bond formed early last season, as the
team's two leading scorers helped each other
deal with the ups and downs of streaky shoot-
ing.
Each seemed capable of going through hot
streaks and devastating slumps, which made
it difficult to keep a level head.
"We just talked about it and tried to help
each other," Walker said. "That just brought
us closer together."
That closeness has led to an uncanny level
of awareness on the court.
There are times when Boynton makes a 60-
foot pass to seemingly no one, only to have
Walker dart in and make the catch.
"I definitely know where he is at all times,"
Boynton said.
Both will be returning to UF next season
with even more experience and a tighter
friendship, something they hope can be a har-
binger of success.
"Anytime you have a bond like that with
a great player such as him, it makes it easier
for me," Walker said. "And -.. j_-:.-. I I, I make
it easier for him. As long as we can keep that
bond, I think great things will come."
The Gators will begin their quest for great-
ness today, when the NCAA Tournament gets
underway in Tampa.
After a slow and disjointed start, Florida
has found cohesion.
Their new "all for one" mentality has been
critical to past success and figures to be equal-
ly important going forward.
"We have great .:1,-,..,-,h " Young said.
"Really the reason why we've been winning
so much is our chemistry and how much guys
care about each other."
Whether it's the brotherly guard tan-
dem or the mentor and pupil in the post, the
Gators are filled with relationships strong
enough to handle the pressure of the NCAA
Tournament.
With egos removed and a devotion to
team play firmly in place, only one question
remains: Why not win a national champion-
ship?


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Florida looking to make deep tourney run after early exit in 2010


By GREG LUCA
Alligator Staff Writer
gluca@alligator org

The Gators are no longer content with simply reach-
ing the NCAA Tournament.
Earning a bid was enough to satisfy them in 2010 fol-
lowing two straight National Invitation Tournament ap-
pearances, but this season the team wants more.
"Last year, we had a whole different mindset," senior
forward Chandler Parsons said. "We don't just want to
get in. We want to make noise."
Second-seeded Florida's first step will be today at 6:50
p.m., when it faces off against No. 15 seed California-
Santa Barbara at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa.
The Gators (26-7, 13-3 Southeastern Conference) enter
the contest as a heavy favorite and will have the added


benefit of previous tournament experience.
Sophomore guard Kenny Boynton said Florida entered
the 2010 Tournament with the wrong mentality, and the
team's mindset will be different this time around.
"We went in and we got complacent that we were
in the tournament," Boynton said. "When we got in the
game, we played hard, but I think for us, to prepare, we
didn't prepare the right way."
Before UF's 99-92 loss to BYU in Oklahoma City, the
Gators focused too much on the Cougars and not enough
on themselves.
This season, the team is looking internally, concen-
trating on not turning the ball over and converting on
fast breaks, according to Boynton.
The Gators are also focusing on avoiding the slow
starts that plagued them in the SEC Tournament, noting


that they can't afford any slip-ups in a situation where
one loss ends their season.
"We're taking every game like it's a championship
game," Boynton said. "We want to go deep into the
Tournament."
That wasn't the case a season ago,
when a group that had endured two
years of NIT frustration was just happy
to make the field of 65.
Coach Billy Donovan said this sea-
son, on the other hand, has been differ-
Boynton "They wanted to try to experience
more than they did a year ago," Donovan said. "None of
these guys have won a game in the NCAA Tournament,
and I hope that, in itself, is motivation and fuel for them


to really be focused."
Last season's first-round NCAA Tournament loss was
especially beneficial because of how the game unfolded.
In two different instances the Gators were one shot
away from pulling out the win, but Parsons and Dan
Werner missed shots late in regulation and overtime, re-
spectively.
"That really gave us a good experience getting there,"
Parsons said. "We have a lot better understanding of it
this year."
The Gators also pointed out the need to not let the
pressure and hype surrounding the Tournament affect
the way they perform on the court.
"It was our first time in the NCAA Tournament, and
now we've got a taste of it," Boynton said. "You've just
got to come out and play like it's a regular game."


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24, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011


Injuries ending

Noble's career
* THE FRESHMAN HAS DEALT WITH ANKLE,
SHOULDER AND BACK PROBLEMS THIS YEAR.

By ALLISON BANKO
Alligator Writer
Numbness shot from her neck and tingled down to her fin-
gers.
Despite the pain, freshman Brittney Noble told her coaches,
"I can do this. I can do it. I can push through."
They told her, "Absolutely not." She had to see a specialist.
That's when the truth hit. Hard.
After dealing with a slew of injuries including those in her
ankle, shoulder and back, Noble learned a week ago her gym-
nastics career is likely over.
She has a disc in her back pressing on her spine - damage
that coach Rhonda Faehn said is so severe she doesn't expect
her return to competition for the Gators.
"My heart just breaks for her because I know how talented
she is," Faehn said. "However, her body is just not kind to her.
It's something that's very, very serious, and this is very difficult
for her. She's going to have to go through a grieving process."
Faehn said Noble's work ethic and passion will suit her
well in the future, but sacrificing her body for gymnastics isn't
the right decision.
"She has the rest of her life," she said. "I told her that she
has to be able to one day run outside with her children and
play sports with them and lift them up. Gymnastics is not her
identity.
"Ifs been a beautiful part of what her life is, but she's go-
ing to have to go through the grieving process and know that
there's something better for her out there that she's going to
channel her passions toward."
Noble only competed in the season opener before going on
a five-meet hiatus, returning to the floor routine with less-than-
stellar performances later in the year.
By the time it came to the last regular-season meet against


Florida freshman Brittney Noble learned last week that her gymnastics career has likely come to an end due to a
disc in her back pressing against her spine, causing severe damage. Noble competed in two meets this season.
Utah, Noble's condition was so severe she couldn't travel with still hopes to have Noble with the team on the sidelines.
the team. "If she's capable without being in pain, I know she's on a
She couldn't even sit up for more than 15 minutes without lot of pain medication right now, she will travel with us the
having to lie down. rest of the year," she said. "I would absolutely love for her to
But with the two biggest competitions of the year left, the be there on the sidelines cheering, but its a matter of what her
Southeastern Conference and NCAA championships, Faehn body can handle."


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As the Gators sat at 5-2 following a loss to UCF, earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament seemed impossible. Florida had just completed a swift and decisive fall from its preseason No. 9 ranking, evoking memories of 2008 and 2009 trips to the National Invitation Tournament. Despite returning five starters, the Gators resembled a group of strangers, playing in a manner they called selfish and disconnected. “We have a bunch of guys on the floor that make nobody better,” coach Billy Donovan said on Dec. 1 after losing to UCF. “The older guys are less concerned about trying to do something great collectively as a group and are more wrapped up in, ‘What’s going to happen to me?’” It would have been impossible to fathom then, but the answer to “What’s going to happen?” has been an extraordinary turnaround. UF has learned to move the ball better since a Dec. 20 loss to Jacksonville, as assists have outnumbered turnovers by 49, reversing a negative assist-to-turnover ratio they posted to start the season. Open players who had gone unnoticed now receive the ball, and one-man possessions have been all but eliminated from Florida’s reper toire. “We’ve got great guys that understand the importance of us being a team,” Donovan said earlier this month. “I feel like we’re a connected team. Our guys are starting to see that, through the unselfishness, now they’re all playing better, they’re all scoring more and they’re all being utilized better.” The Gators have been able to undergo this turnaround and lift themselves from a despondent group to a legitimate Final Four contender by removing their egos and working together. But what truly made the process possible were the relationships within the team, which are full of emotions that run much deeper than anything on the court. “We’re just trying to get as close as we can, because for me, Alex [Tyus] and Chandler [Parsons], this is our last year,” senior center Vernon Macklin said. “I love these guys, and we love being around each other, so why not win together?”Eschewing ExpectationsFrom the 17-year-old freshman all the way to the 24-year-old senior, this team understands how to operate as one. The Gators have players from two countries and eight states but still managed to form a cohesive unit. “Our biggest attribute right now is our chemistry and how well people play their roles,” Parsons said. “There’s no freshman that wants to come in here and play 30 minutes and get 20 points. Everyone understands their role, and everyone plays their role perfectly.” The idea of using balance and understanding each individual’s responsibility was critical to the 2006-07 national championship team. Coach Billy Donovan said Al Horford could have easily averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds, but he gave that up for the good of the team. In the same way, freshman center Patric Young had to learn that big scoring numbers aren’t necessarily in the best interest of the Gators. “I realized that I need to do what’s best for the team and just give the team energy,” Young said. “I don’t need to focus on scoring all of these points. I just need to focus on being a great defender.” The McDonald’s All-American is gifted with a rare combination of size and athleticism, but he realized he didn’t need to pay attention to what NBA Draft scouts were trying to tell him. Young averages just 3.3 points per game but has been invaluable to the team as a physical defensive presence. In the same way, Florida’s veterans have had to tame their personal expectations to make the team better. After a strong season culminated in an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010, the starters all figured they would see better numbers with an extra year of practice and study. But Donovan needed each to discover and excel in their role, without worrying about who is shooting and scoring. Parsons has epitomized that idea. The senior struggled early in the year with the expectation that his scoring would increase but went on to claim the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year award. Although he is UF’s third-leading scorer, Parsons was selected as the conference’s top player by league coaches because of everything else he does to help his team win. “I was putting a lot of added pressure on myself to try and please everybody,” Parsons said. “But lately I’m just trying to let the game come to me and do anything I can to win.”Joker and the FreakBetween team dinners, practice and shared living arrangements, Parsons says the Gators are together nearly 24/7. While the older players have had at least a year to foster this relationship, the freshmen have taken to each other right off the bat. The five-man class — Young, Cody Larson, Casey Prather, Scottie Wilbekin and Will Yeguete — live together in the Springs Complex, where Wilbekin hosts Call of Duty games he and Young frequently dominate. “We’re tight as anything,” Young said. “We hang around all the time, and we always want to do stuff with each other. We can relate to each other on anything. And the older guys, they’re the same way.” Young has grown particularly close to Macklin, although the two are nearly polar opposites. Macklin is a wily veteran with a game built around finesse and an unstoppable hook shot, while Young is an athletic freak who can match up with anyone. But after a year of facing each other in practice day after day, those styles have started to mesh. “Vernon’s experience has really, really helped Patric grow,” Donovan said. “Vernon uses his skill and his experience, and it drives Patric a little nuts sometimes.” Instead of growing frustrated, Young has taken the opportunity to learn patience in the post, the importance of playing hard and the need to take instruction. Macklin has even started to influence Young off the court. The senior has spent the last two years as the team joker, and he believes Young will one day follow in his footsteps. Macklin does anything he can to keep things light, whether it’s making jokes, pulling the bottom lace all the way out of Yeguete’s shoe or hiding the phones of Adam Allen, Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker. “I like to make people laugh,” Macklin said. “I’ve spent my whole life just trying to be funny and be goofy. I feel like in basketball sometimes if you go out there and have fun, you’ll be more relaxed and play better.” Fed up with Macklin’s practical jokes, including fake Twitter posts and text messages, his teammates have started to turn the tables on him. But the senior is prepared. “I keep my phone locked, and I keep my phone on me,” he said. “They always try, but they’ll never get me.” As Macklin’s career draws to a close, the Gators will have to look to someone else to break up the monotony and relieve the tension. That’s where Young comes in. “I think Pat will take it on and be the jokester next year,” Macklin said. “Pat is acting like that right now. He plays around and jokes, so I think Pat will be that guy.”Brotherly BackcourtThe entire team is close, but none are closer than the guard tandem of Walker and Boynton. “He’s like a brother to me,” Walker said. “We do pretty much everything together, honestly,” Boynton said. The duo became fast friends from the moment Boynton stepped on campus last season, and that friendship grew to the point where they decided to room in the Keys Complex this year, along with sophomore Erik Murphy. Boynton estimated he and Walker spend 92 percent of their time together, parting only for class. “That’s pretty much the only time we ever split,” Boynton said. The two eat nearly every meal together and usually spend their free time hanging out in their room, watching college hoops or catching up on Family Guy. Their bond formed early last season, as the team’s two leading scorers helped each other deal with the ups and downs of streaky shooting. Each seemed capable of going through hot streaks and devastating slumps, which made it difficult to keep a level head. “We just talked about it and tried to help each other,” Walker said. “That just brought us closer together.” That closeness has led to an uncanny level of awareness on the court. There are times when Boynton makes a 60foot pass to seemingly no one, only to have Walker dart in and make the catch. “I definitely know where he is at all times,” Boynton said. Both will be returning to UF next season with even more experience and a tighter friendship, something they hope can be a har binger of success. “Anytime you have a bond like that with a great player such as him, it makes it easier for me,” Walker said. “And hopefully I make it easier for him. As long as we can keep that bond, I think great things will come.” The Gators will begin their quest for greatness today, when the NCAA Tournament gets underway in Tampa. After a slow and disjointed start, Florida has found cohesion. Their new “all for one” mentality has been critical to past success and figures to be equally important going forward. “We have great chemistry,” Young said. “Really the reason why we’ve been winning so much is our chemistry and how much guys care about each other.” Whether it’s the brotherly guard tandem or the mentor and pupil in the post, the Gators are filled with relationships strong enough to handle the pressure of the NCAA Tournament. With egos removed and a devotion to team play firmly in place, only one question remains: Why not win a national championship? Editor Adam Berry Cover Photo Illustration Matt Tripp Alligator, Thursday, March 17, 2011 By GREG LUCA | ALLIGATOR STAFF WRITERgluca@alligator.orgNCAA Tournament PreviewFamiliarity breeds success for UF as Tournament begins “I love these guys, — Vernon Macklin so why not win together?” Florida senior centerand we love being around each other, AllforOneMatt Tripp / Alligator StaffGuards Erving Walker (left) and Kenny Boynton have developed a close relationship on and off the court during their two years as teammates at Florida. The roommates are the team’s top two scorers and will look to lead the Gators against UCSB tonight in Tampa. Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffFlorida senior Chandler Parsons has embodied the idea of putting the team first this season. He ranks third on UF in scoring but was still named the SEC Player of the Year. UF MEN’S BASKETBALLBy GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writergluca@alligator.orgThe Gators are no longer content with simply reaching the NCAA Tournament. Earning a bid was enough to satisfy them in 2010 following two straight National Invitation Tournament appearances, but this season the team wants more. “Last year, we had a whole different mindset,” senior forward Chandler Parsons said. “We don’t just want to get in. We want to make noise.” Second-seeded Florida’s first step will be today at 6:50 p.m., when it faces off against No. 15 seed CaliforniaSanta Barbara at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. The Gators (26-7, 13-3 Southeastern Conference) enter the contest as a heavy favorite and will have the added benefit of previous tournament experience. Sophomore guard Kenny Boynton said Florida entered the 2010 Tournament with the wrong mentality, and the team’s mindset will be different this time around. “We went in and we got complacent that we were in the tournament,” Boynton said. “When we got in the game, we played hard, but I think for us, to prepare, we didn’t prepare the right way.” Before UF’s 99-92 loss to BYU in Oklahoma City, the Gators focused too much on the Cougars and not enough on themselves. This season, the team is looking internally, concentrating on not turning the ball over and converting on fast breaks, according to Boynton. The Gators are also focusing on avoiding the slow starts that plagued them in the SEC Tournament, noting that they can’t afford any slip-ups in a situation where one loss ends their season. “We’re taking every game like it’s a championship game,” Boynton said. “We want to go deep into the Tournament.” That wasn’t the case a season ago, when a group that had endured two years of NIT frustration was just happy to make the field of 65. Coach Billy Donovan said this season, on the other hand, has been differ ent. “They wanted to try to experience more than they did a year ago,” Donovan said. “None of these guys have won a game in the NCAA Tournament, and I hope that, in itself, is motivation and fuel for them to really be focused.” Last season’s first-round NCAA Tournament loss was especially beneficial because of how the game unfolded. In two different instances the Gators were one shot away from pulling out the win, but Parsons and Dan Werner missed shots late in regulation and overtime, respectively. “That really gave us a good experience getting there,” Parsons said. “We have a lot better understanding of it this year.” The Gators also pointed out the need to not let the pressure and hype surrounding the Tournament affect the way they perform on the court. “It was our first time in the NCAA Tournament, and now we’ve got a taste of it,” Boynton said. “You’ve just got to come out and play like it’s a regular game.”Florida looking to make deep tourney run after early exit in 2010 Boynton

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We Inform. You Decide. VOLUME 105 ISSUE 46 THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Todayvisit www.alligator.org Florida coach Will Muschamp (right) oversaw his Wednesday, happy after months of recruiting and preparation. See Story, Page 18. BENNINGTON, Vt. — A Vermont neighborhood is being stalked by a renegade gray squirrel. Several people in Bennington say they’ve been attacked by a squirrel over the last few weeks. Kevin McDonald tells the Bennington Banner he was shoveling snow when the squirrel jumped onto him. He says he threw the animal off, but it twice jumped back onto him. A game warden says there have been other reports, too. One woman is being treated for exposure to rabies, but Vermont Public Health Veterinarian Robert Johnson says there’s never been a case of a squirrel passing rabies to a human. Johnson says it’s possible the squirrel was raised as a pet and lost its fear of humans. He says the squirrel might “go ballistic” when it encounters people it doesn’t recognize.— THE ASSOCIATED PRESS page 9 Sunny 81/48FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 THE AVENUE 9 CLASSIFIEDS 14 CROSSWORD 17 SPORTS 18 Special to the AlligatorMolly Ammon, left, stands with a friend after her high school graduaMOLLY AMMON DIED SUNDAY AT A CONDO IN MADEIRA BEACH, WHERE SHE WAS SPENDING SPRING BREAK.By HANNAH WINSTONAlligator Writer Family and friends will gather today to bid farewell to a UF student who died over Spring Break. The funeral for Molly Ammon will be at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. Ammon, 19, was found dead Sunday morning in a condominium in Madeira Beach, where she was staying during Spring Break. leased, alcohol is being labeled the cause by those who knew Ammon. According to an article in the St. Petersburg Times, both of Ammon’s parents knew their freshman daughter drank underage and that she had been drinking the night before she was found. When the Ammon family was contacted for comment, Bob Ammon said he was unable to talk because he and his family were getting ready for the viewing and wake of his daughter. Delta Delta Delta President Kelsey Bryant also declined to comment on her deceased sorority sister. Bryant said she was not comfortable without consent from Ammon’s parents and wanted to respect their privacy. Instead, she released a statement on behalf of the sorority expressing the feelings of the sisters. “There are no words to convey the sorrow we feel following the loss of our beloved sister, Molly Ammon,” the statement said. Maureen Miller, the coordinator for alcohol and other drug prevention at GatorWell Health Promotion Services, said Spring Break has been known for such Funeral today for UF freshmanBy ALEXANDER KLAUSNERAlligator Staff Writer The Florida Legislature is no longer considering a measure March 9 that would have allowed students to openly carry guns on campus. Following a speech by Robert Cowie, the father of a girl who was accidentally shot Jan. 9 at an off-campus FSU fraternity house, the controversial measure was pulled from the bill. “I’m very excited,” Student Body President-elect Ben Meyers said. “I can’t help but think that Student Government, campus police departments and administrations from across the state had an impact.” The bill itself now exists as a measure to introduce open carry to the state and advanced past the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday by a 3-2 vote. The campus-carry measure has been opposed by virtually all governing bodies at UF. President Bernie Machen, Police Chief Linda Stump, the Student Senate and the Faculty Senate have publicly opposed or passed resolutions against the bill. “College campuses, as far as crime goes, are very safe places to live and study,” Stump said. “[Faculty and students] were fearful that guns on campus might change the academic climate, where now they feel free to partake in civil discourse to its fullest extent and not be fearful of somebody having a gun.” UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes indicated it may be too soon to begin making funeral arrangements for the open-carry clause, but it’s not stopping people like Progress Party leader Dave Schneider from celebrating. “It’s a victory in that we were able to get students from different political orientations to come out and champion safety on campus,” Schneider said. Campus shot downBy ALEX ORLANDOAlligator Writer Catholics dress for Mass. Children don green for fear of being pinched. A beer tanker lurches as its driver unloads kegs. Today marks St. Patrick’s Day, the holiday named for the man who, legend has it, escaped slavery, drove snakes from Ireland and used vegetation to explain theological concepts. David Hackett, a religious-history professor at UF, said most Americans, whether they are Catholic, Irish or neither, celebrate the patron saint’s holiday. “Those who are more pious see it as a way to rededicate themselves to their Irish heritage,” he said. “Those of a more secular vein see it as an opportunity to drink green beer.” In Saint Patrick Interparish School’s church on the eastside of town, a group of green-clad fourth-graders is leading an Irish-themed Mass beginning at 9 a.m. Every hour, principal Mark Akerman will announce a fact about the school’s namesake saint. “St. Patrick is one of the top saints that Catholic schools are named after,” Aker man said. On University Avenue, Mother’s Pub and Grill will have a celebration of its own. Doors will open at 8 a.m. — the better to catch night shift caterers on their way home.SEE AMMON, P A GE 4 SEE ST. P ATTY’S, P A GE 4Everyone celebrates it differently “Those of a more secular vein see it as an opportunity to drink green beer.”David Hackett UF religious history professor Public Safety

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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 46 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHAT’S HAPPENING Free Yourself: No Photoshop Needed Today, 11 a.m. Plaza of the Americas Come experience an event that will inspire confidence and push individuals to be liberated from their negative views of body image, allowing them to truly embrace their beauty. Females in the Fine Arts Today, 7:30 p.m. Orange & Brew UF’s Women’s History Month and Students Taking Action Against Racism are hosting “We Rock the Mic Right.” Women’s History Month is a month devoted to the accomplishments of women throughout history. This event will showcase the work of UF students. 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. Two-Part Panel Discussion: The Role of Haitian Creole in the School System of Post-Earthquake Haiti Today, 7 p.m. Smathers Library, Room 1A Professors Michel DeGraff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Flore Zphir of the University of Missouri will be discussing opportunities to reform the school system in post-earthquake Haiti and the role of the Haitian diaspora in the U.S. MONDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 80/57 SUNNY 84/60 SUNDAY SATURDAY SUNNY 84/52 SUNNY 83/49 FRIDAY SUNNY 81/48

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 By DANIELLE ALVAREZAlligator Contributing Writer Gainesville residents searching for ways to make their routines more green can educate themselves by attending the Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival. The festival, which will run from March 18 to March 27, Gainesville such as the Hippodrome Theatre, the Harn Museum and The Venue. This year’s festival will have additional student participation from several grade schools of Alachua County. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can participate in art work contests, liter ary submissions and conservation projects. “We have a much larger arts component than last year and are expecting for it to be three times bigger,” said Ken McMur ry, the festival art director. Trish Riley, an environmental journalist and founder of Go Green Nation, partnered with the Hippodrome last year to profor the festival’s location. She picked Gainesville as her target choice because of its sustainable progress. Ne ws Local

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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 cases. “Realistically, we know Spring Break is a high risk period,” Miller said. She said there is a culture that surrounds Spring Break with drinking, partying and large crowds of college students together. “Bad things can happen,” she said. “And unfortunately they do.” While UF is infamous for its party image, statistics say otherwise when it comes to heavy drinking. Compared to the national average “high-risk drinking rate” of 44 percent, UF’s was at 40 percent in fall 2010. “High-risk” is categorized as more than Miller said that percentage has been decreasing steadily every year for UF. Miller encouraged all students to look for signs of alcohol poisoning because they could potentially save someone’s life. “It’s OK to say you’ve had too much,” she said. Student’s parents knew she drank AMMON, from page 1Pub is prepared for large crowdsTwo months ago the bar’s owner, T.J. Goodman, was on the phone with his food distributor, planning for today. On Monday, his order arrived: 1,000 pounds of shepherd’s pie, 200 pounds of corned beef and two cases of cabbage. Yesterday morning, he loaded his next order out of a diesel tanker parked in Alligator Alley: 40 kegs of green beer. With a packed house by 11 this morning, he predicts it will be all gone by 2 a.m. Friday. Aside from watching Florida basketball, Goodman has two bagpipers on the night’s agenda. Last year, they were the bar’s centerpiece. “Everyone stopped,” he said. “Everyone watched.” Despite the increased volume of customers expected in his bar, Goodman said he sees the holiday as more than a excuse to booze. “The bottom line is this: It’s not a drinking holiday,” he said. ”It’s the average heritage holiday.” ST. PATTY’S, from page 1 Student Lif e

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION STUDENTS WILL INGEST ONLY WATER AND GATORADE OR WATER FOR 24 HOURS.By STYLIANA RESVANISAlligator Contributing Writer UF students are encouraged to starve themselves — at least for a day. Starting 6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will vow to ingest nothing but water and Gatorade for 24 hours to raise awareness for homelessness and hunger. Jeremy A. Scott, director of the Black Student Union’s Leadership Development Institute, which will host the Fast for Food event, said these issues are more prevalent in Gainesville than people think. “UF gets recognition for athletics and academics,” Scott said. “People fail to notice that a couple blocks down on University Avenue is where the majority of homeless are.” The organization will also use Fast for Food as an opportunity to give students a taste of what it’s like to live in poverty. Students are expected to follow the honor code and promise not to eat during the night. They will meet again at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Plaza of the Americas to compete in an “Amazing Race”-style scavenger hunt. They will split into teams and complete tasks around town — but they will only be allowed to walk or take the bus to each location. He said tasks will include participants buying meals, pillows or jackets for homeless people they meet and listening to their stories. “You don’t think to do these things when you see the homeless on the street,” he said. “But these people have struggled, and they can’t afford these things like we can.” The activities are open to both individuals and organizations. The registration fee is $5 and $25, respectively.Students fast to combat homelessness, hungerBy MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Writer Few students voted in Tuesday’s Gainesville City Commission, but history shows this is the norm. Out of 4,471 voters registered for the Reitz Union precinct, 57 voted. Past elections haven’t been favor able either. In the mayoral election last March, 87 people voted at the Reitz Union precinct out of 4,465 registered voters. In the November midterm election, 804 of 4,709 registered people cast votes. UF students don’t always think of Gainesville as their home because they don’t settle in the town after graduation, said Pam Carpenter, supervisor of elections. “Sometimes students feel that it doesn’t have an impact on them,” she said earlier this month. Chip Skambis, a 19-year-old UF English major, spent Tuesday trying to get his friends to vote. Skambis said he voted in Tuesday’s election and the election for mayor last year. He said most students just don’t care about city politics because the issues are on a smaller scale. about the little things,” he said. Stacy Eichner, president of UF College Democrats, said students don’t know when Election Day is. “Mainly, students are just unaware,” she said. “And people don’t see the importance in voting in them.” But city elections are important, Eichner said. She said bus systems are an issue students can relate to. Carpenter said students are more likely to vote in a presidential election than a city election. “For whatever reason, students are highly involved in the national elections, sort of involved in the gubernatorial and the participation really declines for the city election,” she said.Student voter turnout traditionally low in city elections “Mainly, students are just unaware. And people don’t see the importance in voting in them.”Stacy Eichner president of UF College Democrats

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 The gaffe has found its way on numerous websites: Michele Bachmann mistakenly confused New Hampshire’s Concord with Massachusetts’, botching history along the way. She is not alone in her personal revisionism: Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi seems to have forgotten much of the injustices towards African-Americans in the history of his state. Mike Huckabee, in his own right, seems to have gone back in time and placed a young Obama in Kenya, where he supposedly learned about the Mau Mau Revolution from an anti-British perspective. Did they simply misspeak? Or is there a serious lack of knowledge of historical facts in the Republicans’ top crop? And if so, should we be worried? My answers would be “no,” “yes” and “absolutely.” Maybe this isn’t surprising given that many Americans actually don’t have a solid grasp of much of our nation’s past. But, then again, most Americans aren’t running for president. We can be forgiving if a passing pedestrian doesn’t know about New England’s geography, Missisfacts about our president’s life. But if you’re the president of the United States, who needs to know how to to revitalize the economy, how to improve education and infrastructure, and how to get our nation on the right track, you need to understand America’s past. It is imperative that our president know what the presidents before them did. Conservatives may be furious with the fact that the “liberal elite media” is ecstatically plastering Bachmann’s, Huckabee’s, and Barbour’s gaffes all over the Internet; to note, Conservatives4Palin has compared Bachmann’s fallacies with Obama accidentally calling Europe a country — but the analogy doesn’t work. While it is clear Obama misspoke, we cannot the same. The “lamestream media” is right to call her, and other contenders, out. As for Bachmann, she should have known the basic facts about the Revolution. She was clearly using her non-fact to pander to New Hampshire voters, so we know that advantage. But it’s essential to properly understand our nation’s founding. How else can a president best understand a nation’s fundamental principles? This problem is especially pertinent because she was incorrectly educating voters. Our president needs to know the basic facts, and New Hampshire’s residents need to know the truth about their legacy. America rests on its foundation — let’s not forget what it’s made of, and let’s especially not misconstrue realities in order to win votes. The Tea Party movement itself is a reference to America’s past. Should it not be founded on an accurate understanding of what happened? When you look at Barbour, you see everything the GOP does not want in a mainstream candidate. Though he is an effective governor who has served Mississippi well over the years, his historical blurring of racial injustices is deeply concerning. In a nation with a deep and troubled racial past, injustices are still alive and well. To airbrush history is to do injury to not just the truth, but also to our society. If people forget the mistakes and trials of the past, how can they possibly make amends? A president should be more responsible, and should have the courage to acknowledge mistakes and be ready to further equality. The status quo is not enough. Most unjust, however, may have been Huckabee’s dishonest jab at President Obama, claiming that hood in Kenya. We know that Obama did not grow up in Kenya and barely knew his own father. To claim that the Mau Mau incident shaped Obama’s worldview, and affected his decision to swap a bust of Churchill with a bust of Lincoln is rather ridiculous. (The bust, by the way, went to another room, not back to Britain, according to Salon.com’s Steve Kornacki.) Salon.com’s Joan Walsh correctly notes that “if he’d traded Lincoln for Churchill the same people would be attacking him as a snobby Europhile.” Walsh is absolutely right: it is a strange hypocrisy that seeks to derail Obama’s presidency. Republicans need to accept the facts that Obama was born in the U.S., and grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia. Of course, for Huckabee to then claim he was actually referring to Indonesia is ludicrous. Again, as Walsh notes, there was obviously no Mau Mau Revolution in Indonesia. And if Huckabee thought there was, then there are serious issues with his grasp of history — a president needs to understand international history to successfully shape international diplomacy. America’s president faces an exto be someone who knows exactly what is going on today, what went on yesterday, and what went on ten, or even over a hundred years ago in order to best understand what needs to be done tomorrow. He can’t hesitate; he must have his facts right to begin with. Imagine if our 45th president started a war for the wrong reasons? Some feel that has already happened once. We can’t afford to let it happen again. Humza Bokhari, Harvard Political Review, Harvard U. via UWIRE If the next president doesn’t know history UWire We would like to express our condolences to the people of Japan. Friday’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami have caused an incredible loss of life and extensive damage to many communities in Japan. We represent diverse communities on our campus and stand in solidarity with the victims’ families. We extend our condolences to all those who have lost a loved one and pray for all those who are still waiting to learn about the status of their friends and families. We extend our support to outreach efforts and aid organizations seeking to minimize the damage and to help reunite loved ones in Japan. As student leaders, we call on The Gator Nation to stand together to support our Japanese brothers and sisters the same way we came together for the people of Haiti, who are still recovering from their disaster. Please consider making a donation to The American Red Cross via their website. Together, we can show the rest of the community and world that we are united in both the best and hardest of times. We thank you for your support. Michael Satyapor, Asian American Student Association President; Chelsea Cohen, Jewish Student Union President; Walter Idlette, Black Student Union President; Juan Rodriguez, Hispanic Student Association President; Donnie Fields, Pride Student Union President Student leaders: UF community can help JapanGuest columnUF Student LeadersSpeaking Out Humza BokhariUWire

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By MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Writer Shinichi Amano was napping with his 3-year-old daughter in his Tokyo apartment when the shaking woke him. Japan, earthquakes are a regular occurrence. couple seconds or 10 seconds,” he said. “But it didn’t stop.” As the shaking continued, Amano realized this wasn’t the typical quaking he was accustomed to. He woke his daughter, Akari, who was sleeping beside him on his bed. He covered her body with his, throwing a blanket over his own Then the shaking stopped. Amano, a Ph.D. candidate at UF studying health and human per and children during Spring Break. his daughter and the kids at her day returned to their apartment around There was no damage to Amano’s apartment, which was in an by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. He assumed the same was true news and saw devastation in other He walked over to pick up his 6-year-old son, Wataru, at his day care. Wataru and the other children were OK. landscape architect who was workquake happened. according to the U.S. Geological Sur vey website. transportation systems shut down and people assessed the damages normally takes a train between her take her usual route home. Upset by the earthquake, she borrowed a colleague’s bicycle and rode it back to their apartment since the train and bus systems weren’t hours to reach home. Amano returned to UF on Monday but is maintaining close contact power plants within Tokyo led his her mother’s home in northwestern Tokyo until the crisis calms down. Given the immense damage done by the earthquake and tsunamis, he recover. earthquake because we have so many earthquakes in Japan (but) this earthquake was beyond our expectations,” he said. “This earthquake is much more damaging than we expected.” 8, ALLIGATOR Special To the AlligatorShinichi Amano, left, stands with his family in Tokyo, Japan. Amano, a doctoral student at UF, was visiting family during the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of the island nation. UF Ph.D. candidate recounts earthquake in JapanINTERNATIONAL

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theAvenue thursday, march 17, 2011 List The Aspiring actors: Learn about Florida Players’ theater workshop. Out of Gainesville for Spring Break? Us too. Read about last week’s iPad 2 release. Fifth Avenue: How to ink fashionably ONLINE: INSIDE:PG 10: In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, check out some of the best Irish beers, and get the scoop on the much buzzed-about Guinness. PG 12: Are the latest social networking applications turning users into stalkers? Avenue columnist Thomas Nassiff explores the possibility. PG 13: The new Pokemon game has a few new challenges, but the game still encourages gamers to catch ‘em all. Also, relax, and read the Avenue’s next installment in the Gainesville Meditation Guide.by LAUREN GOLDSEE: LimitlessWatch Bradley Cooper take himself to extraordinary places when he takes a pill to become a more perfect version of himself. The thriller, which also stars Robert De Niro, could show that too much of good thing may not be so good.LISTEN: “E.T.” by Katy Perry (feat. Kanye West)Step into Kanye West’s new fantasy. Katy Perry’s vocals sound exactly the same as her other pop hits, but the futuristic vibe it gives off creates an alien-like feel. WATCH: Parks and Recreation, Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on NBCIf you love “The Office,” you’re sure to love “Parks and Recreation.” In the show, Amy Poehler takes her sense of humor to a small town in Indiana and mocks her way through witty writing and well-executed punch lines.DO: S t. Patrick’s Day festivitiesIf you needed a specific reason to go out in Titletown, know that today is St. Patrick’s Day. And you don’t need to be Irish to celebrate: Wear shamrocks or green gear, and get to your favorite bar tonight. By HANNAH SWERDLOFF avenue contributing writer Locals tired of tapping their toes for spring don’t have to wait any longer: Suwannee Springfest is here. The 15th annual music and nature festival will take place March 24 to 27 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, one hour north of Gainesville. Students can purchase discounted weekend tickets in advance for $110 with a current student ID, and student tickets are $150 at the gate. Springfest features Americana, folk and bluegrass music. This year’s lineup consists of The Avett Brothers, the David Grisman Sextet, Jesse McReynolds, Donna the Buffalo and 54 other performers. People gather to celebrate not only the music, but also to cele brate each other and life, said Paul Levine, one of the event’s organizers and promoters. “People have been coming for 15 years. A lot of them have met here, got married, had kids and started bringing their kids to Springfest,” he said. The festival draws about 5,000 to 6,000 people each year. Ori Blitstein, a Grooveshark mar keting intern and a music festival junkie, said attendees don’t just consist of college kids who want to party. Rather, several are locals dedicated to the music, he said. Also, he said it’s better called a gathering than a music festival. “It’s guys with guitars and washers and brushes just having a grand ole time on the river,” he said. “You’re camping and it happens to be a music festival.” The park, located next to the historic Suwannee River, has more than 800 acres of campsites. “It would be foolish and a waste of time not to go,” he said. Levine said just because families attend doesn’t mean people aren’t having a great time and celebrating. People celebrate with re spect. He said some go to Bonnaroo because about 100,000 people attend. But, he said, the experience at a bluegrass festival is different — and in a good way. “Some of the best music you Furthermore, what could set Springfest apart from other festivals is that half of the audience brings musical instruments. By creating an inclusive environment condu cive to learning, Levine said, Springfest provides attendees an experience unavailable at other shows. The festival also supports re gional music by allowing local musicians to perform at the park. “The amphitheater stage is one the world,” Levine said. The stage is at the bottom of the natural bowl of the amphitheater, and beautiful oak trees with Spanish moss provide a canopy over the audience. “With hundreds of people swinging on hammocks between trees watching music, it’s a pretty groovy environment,” he said. “You’ve got to see it.” Todd Roeth / Alligator Among a group of 54 performers, bluegrass group The Avett Brothers (pictured here) are set to perform in this year’s Suwannee Springfest. The nature and music festival, which draws a crowd of about 5,000 to 6,000 each year, takes place March 24 to 27 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, one hour north of Gainesville. To buy tickets, visit suwanneespringfest.org.Music festival to hit Live Oak next week stomp the yard

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10, ALLIGATOR thursday, march 17, 2011 By BENJAMIN EVANS avenue writer In 1925, Floyd Collins was trapped in Kentucky’s Sand Cave, and attempts to rescue the famous cave explorer drew the attention of the nation. It drew so much attention that tourists from across the United States came in herds to By the time rescuers reached Collins, the explorer was dead from exposure and starvation. This weekend, UF student-run theater group Florida Players will perform “Floyd Collins,” a mu sical based on the story. The group, which is funded by UF’s Student Government, kicked off the production with a Wednesday night performance and will perform at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday in the Squitieri Studio Theater at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. There will be an additional matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday. “This is one of the largest shows I think we’ve ever tried to put together,” said 22-year-old Der ek Butts, the show’s director. Given the recent death of two UF students, Grant Lockenbach and Michael Pirie, who died in a caving accident in February, some people have questioned the timing of the play’s release, Butts said. While Butts acknowledges the connection, he said Florida Players does not intend to offend the families of Lockenbach and Pirie. He said the similarity in the stories is coincidental, as “Floyd” has been a year-long pursuit for Butts and the play’s cast. In fact, to research Collins’ story, Butts and four cast members took a trip to Kentucky to visit the cave, see Collins’ home and visit his grave. Collins’ caving accident has become part of the region’s folklore, said Marissa Toogood, who is making her debut with Florida Players in the role of Nellie Collins, Floyd’s sister. “Everybody knew about Floyd Collins up there,” she said. Taking the trip allowed the actors to connect with the tragedy of Collins’ death. Thaddeus Pearson, who will play Floyd’s brother, Homer, said, “It was really awesome to be able to walk around where this legendary man was.” Theater group to act ‘Floyd’ beerFor St. Patrick’s Day: An Irish Beer FAQBy RICHARD O. STEHLI avenue writer What is good Irish beer? Guinness (Draught, Stout or Foreign Extra), Harp, or Swithwick’s (pronounced ‘smiddicks’). Granted, all of these beers are owned by the British conglomerate Diageo, but that’s just the cold hard fact of reality. At least they’re brewed in Ireland. Killian’s Irish Red, on the other hand, hasn’t been made in Ireland since 1956. It is owned and brewed by Coors. What is a Black & Tan? A Black & Tan is a 50/50 mixture of a light lager and a stout and is perfect for those who don’t care for dark beer. Do it the Irish way with Harp and Guinness. How do I make green beer? Put one drop of green food coloring in your glass. Insert beer. Consume. What about Guinness? The plastic thing in a Guinness can is a “widget.” When you pop the top of a Guinness Draught, the widget releases a shot of nitrogen, which makes for smaller bubbles and allows for a richer, creamier head. This replicates the way Guinness is traditionally poured on tap. Guinness in Ireland is certainly different from what you drink in the United States. But is it better? It’s hard to say. The alcohol content is lower, and the beer is less treated to prevent spoilage. Also, Guinness in Ireland would be served with a double pour and probably pressurized with nitrogen rather than carbon minutes and involves two separate kegs of beer. How about some Irish whiskey? You can’t go wrong with Bushmills or Jameson. How do I make an Irish Car Bomb? Fill a shot glass most of the way with Irish Cream, then top it off with a layer of whiskey. Put 12 ounces of Guinness in a pint glass. Bomb the shot into the glass and chug. Can’t drink it fast enough? Enjoy your curdled milk, sissy.

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12, ALLIGATOR thursday, march 17, 2011New apps could be breeding status-obsessed stalkers“You like someone. They’re in a relationship. Be the first to know when they get out of it.” Mantra for the too-persistent suitor or tag line for one of the latest social networking applications? Maybe it’s both, but in practice, the short and sweet (and somewhat creepy) one-liner is the tagline and marketing slo gan for Breakup Notifier, an app that enables users to re ceive e-mails when select friends change their relationship status. Within about three days of its activation, Breakup Notifier attracted 3.6 million relationships of its own. But after that short romance, Facebook disabled the application, pulling the plug on a relationship still in its early stages. With the influx of demand for the app, why end it? It turns out that Breakup Notifier was, in fact, too successful — it caused too much strain for Facebook’s servers, and more important, it attracted too many stalkers. Because, in essence, that’s exactly what we’ve become today: born-and-bred stalkers. College students, along with younger and older age groups, display their lives on Face book. You may say, “Oh, I’m not like most of my friends. I’ll check it every once in a while, but a stalker? Not I.” Don’t be so quick to say so. Let’s take it down to the most simple situation. You sit next to a girl in class, you get to know her, and after a few painstaking lectures you finally figure out her last name. What do you do? You add her on Facebook. And just like that, you know every thing you need to know: You’re cognizant of the fact that she’s single. You run a sweep of a few recent statuses, see a few sets of vomit-inducing lyrics from Top 40 radio jingles, and conclude that she just ended a messy five-month relationship with a John Patterson, who conveniently goes to FSU. Green light! Or, you add her, notice she’s dating someone, and — um — add her to your Breakup Notifier list? Of course the app is dead now, so that’s not a possibility. But that specific app is just part of a wave of conclusive evidence of America’s obvious stalker-like nature. Chevrolet also recently introduced a new application in its Cruze model that reads live-time status updates from the driver’s personal Facebook news feed. That’s right: You just finished a long, hard day of work, you’re driving home to spend the night watching old episodes of “Hey Arnold” on Netflix with your cat, but first you need to know what all of your friends have been saying since you last checked your Facebook for iPhone app 15 minutes ago. Luckily, the all-new Chevy Cruze lets you do it handsfree. America, our problem isn’t that we’re stalkers — it’s that everyone knows we are. People and companies spend their time and money mak ing applications, widgets and gadgets that feed our inner stalker because they know we’ll not only use them but will absolutely devour them. It’s not just that Internet-based stalking has taken off to a whole new level, but that enough people realize it that busi nesses have begun to cash in on the phenomenon. So, after all the sarcasm and rhetoric, I’ll bet that you, reader, think I’m completely against this social networking and stalking stuff. Well, that’s not the case — well, not entirely at least. The truth is, America’s shift toward being nosy isn’t a good or bad thing. It just is what it is. Yes, maybe I think the general population has gone a tad overboard with it all. But, at the end of the day, it’s not any thing that’s going to change soon. And I, like everyone else, will be keeping an eye out for the tweets and Tumblogs and status updates to surface about the next big Facebook app. Thomas NassiffColumnist facebook

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Although it’s no longer the cultural phenomenon it once was, Pokemon is still part of, and really never left, the video game world. What was once the crown jewel of the Game Boy is now the highest selling Nintendo DS franchise of all time. The cartoons are still airing every Saturday (albeit the new seasons are not nearly as good as they used to be when we were kids), and Pikachu is a character recognized by the entire world on par with Mario himself. There have been four generations of Pokemon games since Red and Blue Version divided playgrounds nationwide, with a few remakes and spinoffs here and there, and now it’s time for a new one. has the most changes out of any proper Pokemon game thus far. Some of the changes are cosmetic and a bit unnecessary, but most of them are for the better. The most noticeable change as you progress on your journey to become Pokemon champion is that there are no older Pokemon around, just the newest batch of 156 Pokemon waiting to be captured. The older generations become available after you beat the main story, but it can get boring catching Pokemon after Pokemon just to complete the full Pokedex if you’re starting from scratch. If you’ve followed each generation, then you can simply import them from past games. If you manage to collect all 649 Pokemon, you’re a braver man than I. That being said, it will probably take you less time to catch ‘em all, as battles have still there — especially when you get to a certain gym leader who bad as it used to be. Developers have also added to the game new types of Pokemon battles. Triple Battles are a three-on-three match that limit attacking based on position, and Rotation Battles are fast-paced round-robin matches. These types are few and far between, but ing. Aside from a few cheap bosses, the game is pretty easy, so Poketots won’t get discouraged. However, Nintendo tries to inject some maturity into the franchise through Team Plasma, Unova’s resident bad guys. Instead of following in Team Rocket’s footsteps of stealing Pokemon to take over the world, Team Plasma wants to free Pokemon from what they see as servitude from their trainers. All in all, this is probably the most modern Pokemon game recently. The graphics have been overhauled since the franchise came to the DS, new dynamic camera movements have been added and the Pokemon sprites have been made animated during battles. This iteration of Pokemon almost feels like a new franchise fan base continues to age. If you’ve been away from the series for a while, I suggest you give Black & White a try. If you’ve already caught them all again and again, there’s still plenty more to catch. thursday, march 17, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 13Gainesville Meditation Guide: at the Hare Krishna House By ROBERT IMFELD avenue contributing writer Every day, the Hare Krishnas chant a melodic meditation and serve food to students in UF’s Plaza of the Americas. A decent number of students usually line up — especially on Spaghetti Wednesdays — but no one seems to know much about the people who serve the vegetarian-friendly fare. An hour and a half before the sun rises, the Hare Krishnas gather for meditation, called japa, in the temple of the Krishna House, just off campus on Northwest 14th Street. They recite their mantra with the help of Japa Mala beads, a strand of beads — not unlike the rosary — that helps devotees keep track of their chanting. Each strand has 108 beads, one for each time they chant to Krishna, and they do it 16 times. That means every morning, they recite the mantra 1,728 times. They believe the god Krishna and his name are one and the same. “When you chant Hare Krishna, you’re actually associating with God through his name,” said Caitanya, a devotee who’s been chanting for 19 years. They also serve Krishna through cooking and cleaning. They devote themselves so stringently because they believe the material energies of the world cover the spiritual soul, effectively blocking them from being one with Krishna. They have their sights set on a higher plane. “If you want to really feel free in the material world, you refrain from activities that bind you to the material world,” Caitanya said. They use the material energy in his service to prevent becoming entangled in the material life. The van they use, for example, is used to serve Krishna food to other people instead of being used as, say, a way to get to a party. And because the food is served with love and devotion, it’s karma-free, as the side of the van reads. Even if you don’t wish to wake at 4 a.m. to chant, Caitanya said nonthe Krishna beliefs. “We just encourage people to chant the holy name and take Krishna lunch,” she said. “By doing that, the then, automatically, everything else that doesn’t help them in their spiritual life melts away.” Gamer Bait A lthough it’s no longer the cultural phenomenon it once was, Gamer Bait Gamer Bait Andrew WyzanColumnist Pokemon still urges gamers to catch ‘em all wellness

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Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 4-20-11-67-2 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 4-20-11-67-2 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

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 ALLIGATOR , 15 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 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 3-24-11-40-2 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $425, 2 BR $535. 352-335-0420 3-3111-43-2 SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $475, 2BR $575 352-335-0420 3-31-11-43-2 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 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 3-25-11-22-2 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 Duplex, Duckpond, CHA, carport, carpets, ceiling fans, quiet, trees, large yard, $700mo, 920 NE 6th Ave., 376 0080; 284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net 3-31-11-20-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550 5-10-11-34-2 ***FALL RENTAL*** 4,5,6+ Bdrm Houses for Rent Call Eric @ 352-682-7424 Ask abt Family Discounts Immediate Move-In Available 3-18-11-10-2 3BR/2BA, 1940sq.ft. Quiet neighborhood. 1.5 miles from U.F. Large fenced yard, wood floors, 2 car garage, and sun room. Available 5/1. $1100/month. 3936 SW 3rd Ave. 352359-1270 3-25-11-15-2 Large 1/1 in quiet neighborhood next to Oaks Mall. Walk to shops, bus routes, cafes. Screened porch, lots of storage. Move in by 4/1 get one month free. 1 yr lease minimum. Discount for longer leases. Rent $500/mo. call 305-992-2832 or pazos.lu@gmail.com 3-22-11-10-2 1BR/1BA, 5 blocks from Shands & UF. Quiet complex, parking, walk-in closet, W/D. $550/ mo. Call 317-2642 or 371-9520 3-23-1110-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com ST. CROIX APTS: $475 per Month 2BR 1BA Apts 3 BLKS TO UF & Downtown! 840 Sq. Ft. Large Rooms, Plenty of Parking, Central H & Air, Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed. 829 Sw 5th Avenue. CIRCE APTS: 2BR 1BA Apt 3 BLKS TO UF New Carpet $450/Mo $600 Deposit Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht. 216 SW 12th Street. GRAD II Apts 1BR 1BA 1BLK TO UF Central H & Air, Laundry On site. $500/Mo 1236 Sw 4th Avenue $600 Deposit 3-31-11-15-2 $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. 3-31-15-2 *March Madness!* Luxury 2/2s for Fall College Park--across from UF! Starting @ $550/room Sign w/in 48 hrs, Waive leasing fee! 352-371-7777 3-31-11-13-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $750/mo. Please call Ketty 352-332-6566 3-22-11-6-2 MIDTOWN WALK TO CLASS 2BR/1BA, privacy fence, screened porch $700/$350 each 1BR avail now $450/mo. Call 352-335-4790 or 352-214-3369 3-2211-5-2 3 Bed House $695/mo w/Porch & Walk to UF Great Deal, Won't last long! photos at rentalworkshop.com 352-226-3535 and 813-347-9379 3-22-11-5-2 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA HouseWood floors, large screened-in back porch, jacuzzi, W/D, corner lot $1400/mo Call (352) 258-9116 to see. Available Aug 1st. 3-22-11-5-2 HUGE 1 BR apt for quiet mature person Dine-in kitchen, carport space, large enclosed patio, utilities cable internet included, no pets. $750 2046 NW 14th Ave 395-6250 or 332-1429 Kathy 3-29-11-10-2 ****4/2 3962 W University Ave.**** Living room, dining room & family room, close to campus, all appliances, W/D, hot tub, fire place, screened porch, Avail Aug1, $1400 333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 ****3401 NW 7th Place****3/2 living, dining ,family rooms. All appliances, W/D, close to campus, large yd. Small pets OK Avail Aug.1, $1325 333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 ****4/3 18 NW 36th St.****Close to campus, all appliances, W/D, central heat/air Avail. Aug 1, $1400 333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 NW 39 Ave Huge 3BR/2BA apt, w/lg loft Tile flr & nice carpet. Bright, wdlike flr $800 2BR/2BA, some w/woodlike flr. All w/new BR carpet. $600-635. Gated patio, trees, flood lts. Part utils pd. Bus rte. 373-8310, 219-3937 3-22-5-2 FEMALE ROOMMATE to rent bedroom in 3/2 beautifully updated condo in quiet, attractive development, w/d included. Convenient to bus route. $375/mo + 1/3 utilities. (727)7432694 Avail August 3-17-11-2-2 *******STUDENTS******1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses and apartments available for August. All close to campus. Most pets accepted. Call 870-2760. 4-2011-26-2 2/1 Across from VA Hospital.$550/mo. $300 dep. No dogs, cats ok w/ $100 one time pet fee. 352-634-5175 3-2211-5-2 Renting Now and for Fall!! We have REAL 1/1s 3 blocks to UF GATORNEST 575 sq ft, $550 PLUS ONE MONTH FREE! 300 NW 18th Street 4 blocks to UF GATORSIDE 400 sq ft, only $450! 1600 NW 4th Avenue BIKE to UF CENTERPOINT 530 sq ft, only $450! 1220 NW 12th Street No application fee, most pets ok. For info call E.F.N. Properites, 352-371-3636 or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com 4-20-10-26-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800 4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500 4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1500 4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1300 3-30-11-10-2 3bedroom $509 Amazing townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/ dryer. Cobblestone Apts. Call now: 352-3772801 4-20-25-2 3bedroom $509 All inclusive townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/dryer. The Laurels Apts. Call now: 352-335-4455 4-20-11-25-2 Trying to find a place to live stressing you out? Call 352-375-7104 today! trend4rent.com4-20-11-20-25 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 3-23-11-5-2 Don't wait! Place Your Sublease Ad TODAY! After Spring Break, there are less than 6 weeks left in the semester!It's FAST & EASY!Go to: www.alligator.org/classifieds $325 Summer Sublease May-July for Gainesville Place Apartments.1/1 in a 4/4, Comes fully furnished with washer and dryer, utilities included $325! Many bus routes. allison.lynch@yahoo.com 3-21-11-7-3 $729/mo new arlington square summer-sub lease may1-aug15 spacious studio, cable/ internet, washer/dryer, furnished, contact Steve 754.264.9500 melvin_flynt_01@yahoo.com 3-22-5-3 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 Roommate wanted $400. 3/2 Grad student preferred. Quiet Lakefront house. 1/2 utilities. 352-281-2200 or Welchds1@bellsouth.net 3-17-11-5-4 Roommate wanted New 2/2.5 Fully Furnished except for bedroom in Grantwood Condominiums 2.5 miles from UF $550/month includes utilites & WiFi Contact Kourtney 352-422-1448 3-25-10-4 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING, Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-26-11-78-4 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. 3-29-10-4 Master Bd/priv. bath in 2/2 apt. $475 all inclusive. Furnished, easy commute to UF, W/D. Get $25 off rent. w/ 12mo lease. Call/Txt Angie (786)239-2740 angie.colombia_86@yahoo.com 3-22-5-4 Walk to UF from a 4bd/2ba NW house.Male or female.No pets/smoking.Free off-street parking$450.00/mo.Includes all utilities, wifi,security system, Available 8/1 yearly lease. 727-726-2915 3-22-11-5-4 HANDYMAN SPECIAL Share 2BR/2BA MH in Hidden Oaks. Furn rm incl elec, ph, cable, internet. Close to UF, bus, shopping. $200 NR dep. $400/mo. NS, NA, ND. Handyman can work off most. Caged pets ok. 331-0762 3-22-5-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!THE PALMS – New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879 4-20-70-5 1997 3br/2ba Fleetwood mobile home. Located in Whitney Park on hwy 411 in Gainesville. Carpet and appliances less than 2yrs old. $18,500. call 352-327-5986 leave message. 3-18-11-5-5 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

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16, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-20-10-70-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-20-70-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-20-70-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-20-10-70-6 CASH PAID for LaptopsParts & Repair Mac & PC laptopsJoel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 4-20-10-70-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-20-10-70-7 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-20-10-70-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-20-70-10 WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2070-11 New Scooters 4 Less HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-20-10-70-11 SCOOTER SERVICENew Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-20-10-70-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 ***GatorMoto*** HUGE new scooter sale! All models between $200 $400 off! All come with one year parts and labor warranties! Hurry, the most popular colors are going fast! 352-376-6275 www.GatorMoto.com 4-2011-35-11 FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS Running or not! NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS Over 17 yr svc to UF students Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-70-12 CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-20-70-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 4-20-70-12 HEADLINERS SAGGING?POWER WINDOWS DON’T WORK? On site avail. Steve’s Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-70-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKSCall Anytime 352-339-51583-31-10-38-12 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 We Buy Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV's, etc... Bring your title and get CASH TODAY! Call Gary at 352-682-8838, email dlimotors@yahoo.com or stop by 3535 North Main Street. 3-30-2012 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE’S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-20-70-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-20-70-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 3-25-11-70-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-20-1070-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandy’s Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-20-10-70-14 Gator Tail Dancers Now Hiring Call 352/672/1892 3-29-10-60-14 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 – August 6. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. 4-20-11-66-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 4-20-20-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2011-65-14 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 3-25-11-21-14 Earn $1000 to $3200 per month to drive our cars with ads.www.AdCarDriver.com 3-25-11-20-14 Great deal!Brand new home, perfect for college student, quiet community. 3 bed, two bath. Wont last. 699/mo Call 904-992-0141 3-18-11-10-14 HOME HEALTH AGENCY now hiring RN, LPN, PT, OT, ST, RT & PTA, OTA to fill PRN or FT positions. Great pay. 352-284-2336 or send resume to 352-373-2254. Work avail able now. 4-1-11-20-14 Lifeguard-Certification Required $12.00/hour. Weekend Work. State Mental Hlth Treatment Fac Call Grady Carthon(352)264-8248 3-3118-14

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 ALLIGATOR , 17 The Village, an upscale retirement community, is seeking a full-time Nurse Manager. The ideal candidate will have the following skills / experience: Current and valid license in the State of Florida as an RN Experience with Memory Support One to three years experience in a geriatric setting One to three years management experi ence Excellent interpersonal skills -Please see www.thevillageonline.com/jobs for more information! 3-28-11-14-14 CARE GIVER needed for Autistic 24 year old man. $12-$14 per hour Experience or training with special needs a plus. Email oc4444@bellsouth.net or fax to 352 371 3320 3-18-11-5-14 Web Design Internship in busy marketing department $10 hr. & monthly travel stipend Ocala, Florida 352.291.4537 ext. 7444 human_resources@otowfl.com DFWP/EOE 3-18-11-5-14 P/T babysitter wanted for fun 2 yr old, now through fall. $12/hr, refs/resume required. Must have reliable transportation have experience with kids under 3, patience, creativity. Email nannyforfam@gmail.com. 3-18-115-14 FUN SUMMER JOB ON UF CAMPUS Seeking enthusiastic and outgoing students to help with Gator Dining meal plan sales from May – July. Approx. 20 hrs a week, $10/hr plus cash bonuses, flexible hours and evenings plus free meals! Must enjoy interacting with others in a professional manner and have a positive attitude. Retail, customer service or volunteer experiences a plus. Apply online at www.gatordining.com 3-17-4-14 MEDICAL ASSISTANTPT or FT for a doctor's office. Experience preferred. Email resume to: snpohani@gmail.com 3-21-11-5-14 Love writing? Looking for writers for original articles & product descriptions for multiple IT websites. Earn up to $150-$300/ wk from your location. Must have excellent grammar & writing skills. 626-602-5254 4-12-11-20-14 Remedy Staffing now offers Free Video Resumes. Add to you Facebook profile, Linkedin and many other social sites. Call 672.6080 x-3 or email stephenw@remedystaff.com to schedule. 4-12-11-20-4 Bookkeeper PT for immigration law firm. 5-10 hrs/wk. Proficient in Quick Books Pro. 1 yr commitment. Resumes to robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 3-22-11-5-14 Receptionist PT for immigration law firm. 28 hrs/wk. Bilingual Spanish-Engl a plus. Proficient in MS Office. 1 yr commitment. Resumes to robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com.3-22-11-5-14 City of Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept. is now hiring for seasonal recreation and aquatics positions Competitive pay in great work environment! Apply online today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs 7-12-11-5-14 Horse experience? Volunteers needed for horse/barn care as our therapy program grows. Kaley1999@aol.com (352) 494-1714 3-21-11-4-14 Quality child caring center is looking for dedi cated people who love working with children. FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA in education. Benefits available with FT. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 3-22-11-5-14 Hairdresser needed at Headlinesin Thornebrook Village. Take over clientel and handle walk-ins. Come by or call Jane at 375-7833 for more information. 3-22-11-5-14 VIDEO SPECIALIST wanted at the University of Florida Center for Instructional Technology and Training. Video position requires expertise with sound, video and lighting equipment as well as Adobe Premiere. Position is full time and future Teams position is possible. Pay starts at $15.00 per hour. standik@ufl. edu, online application at http://www.citt.ufl. edu/employment.php. 3-22-11-5-14 F/T Legal Secretary/Office Administrator, salary negotiable. Call Carrillo & Carrillo @ 352-371-4000. 3-31-11-12-14 Beginning Tennis Instructor (part time), starting in April. $30 per hr, $15 each hr afterwards. 15 minutes from campus. Email resume to nannyforfam@gmail.com. 3-2211-5-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT 15-40 hrs/wk M-F, 9am-6pm. $7.25/hr. Excellent Word, typing, internet & Excel skills. Indicate available hours, major, graduating semester. OMA.office@yahoo.com 3-18-11-3-14 LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Servers wanted, Experience required. Apply in person between 1:30 pm and 6 pm at 7038 NW 10th place near I-75 and Newberry Rd or 9513 NW 39th Ave & I-75 3-29-11-10-14 PT/FT PINCH-A-PENNY Retail Associate Florida's largest retail pool supply store is seeking upbeat, motivated, charismatic indi viduals to join their crew! This individual must have flexible work hours within the week, including and not limited to the weekends, and holidays etc. Customer service is a given, and pool knowledge is a plus! Individuals must be able to lift 40lbs, punctual, & 18 years or older. 352-332-2933 3-22-11-5-14 BARN HELPSundays only in exchange for lessons or boarding at Hunter/Jumper facility. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 352-359-4149 4-20-26-14 PT NANNY needed M-F start by MAR 28; min 2 wks/mon for 40hrs/wk; travel w/ mom; 3yr old / 10 mon; $12/hr; exp; good refs; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, & schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 3-2311-5-14 Account Director/Project Manager wanted for Gainesville web design company. Web design/marketing experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com 5-24-11-3014 FREE HIV TESTING (mouth swab) for UF students GatorWell Health Promotion Svs. Call 273-4450 for appointment. 3-18-115-16 Internal Medicine doctors at the University of Florida are currently looking for people with poorly controlled Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes who may also have low Vitamin D level for a clinical study. The study will look at the effect of Vitamin D replacement on improving your diabetes control. Study-related medical care and monetary compensa tion may be provided for your time. Please contact Karen Brezner at 352-273-8661. 3-30-11-11-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua 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 IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY Marriage Green Cards, Natz, H1B Visas www.RuthImmigrationLaw.com (904) 425-8078 4-4-14-18 Casting call for feature film: The Best Western Gateway Grand at the Northwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and exit 390. April 2nd, 9am 4pm. 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SportsTHURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org By ADAM BERRYAlligator Staff Writeraberry@alligator.org After months of anticipation and plentiful talk about the transition, Will Muschamp oversaw coach. The Gators opened their spring practice season Wednesday afternoon, and Muschamp said it was used mostly to teach players the new offensive and defensive systems, as well as a few special teams tweaks. “We do believe in the theory of ing out who can learn and who can adjust, how long does that take, who can make adjustments on the run,” Muschamp said. handle the information — expose them to as much as we can.” Muschamp said each of the three quarterbacks on the depth chart — John Brantley, Tyler Mur phy and Jeff Driskel — took reps with all three units Wednesday. tices are closed to the public and the media, but Muschamp said he only had three players sit out Wednesday due to injury. The Gators had seven players listed as “limited” before practice, but Muschamp said they all were “When they get close to football and playing, they all get amazing how that happens. “Our trainer rides in on his white horse, and they all of a sudwish we could discover that medicine before practice started.” JENKINS SITTING OUT AFTER SUR GERY: Senior cornerback Janoris Jenkins will not participate in the reconstructive shoulder surgery in the offseason. Jenkins, who had 44 tackles and three interceptions last season, surprised many people with his decision to return to the Gators instead of jumping to the Muschamp said much of that choice was based on his inability ONLINE BRACKET CHALLENGE SEC BASKETBALL COACHING NEWS grand prize is a $500 Best Buy gift card, and anyone Matt Tripp / Alligator Staff UF FOOTBALLMuschamp, Gators open spring practice season Note: The following column is not meant in any way to disrespect women. It may seem to address only men, but this is because the columnist wishes to follow the format laid out in the Holy Bible. By “man,” he means “any human being who partakes in awesome things.” If, by chance, you are a single woman who happens to fall in that category, do not hesitate to e-mail the columnist. He is free this weekend. Among the American male population — a very distinct subculture, I under stand — only a few holidays are celebrated. Because of that, today is a rare treat, perhaps the rarest to any man who enjoys the following: basketball, beer, recklessness, self-indulgence, beer, running amok, green beer, irrationality, more beer, fun. ties, you no doubt have put your bracket in a pool with friends. If ing a few minutes, you can use today as a teaching tool. You see, your bracket is an objective measure of exactly what type of person you are. The same can be said about looking at your To understand yourself, or your friends, ask yourself exactly why you picked certain teams to win. “Because they are the better team,” you say. But are they? Think about it. You rode the highest seeds: You are conservative, and you should be. You come from an upper-middle class home. You What your bracket says about you THE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET BE By MELISSA PENDER Alligator Writer win the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend, coach Gregg Troy said the 14 women who to defend their title. either, so the girls kind of relish in that last couple of weeks.” Troy said freshmen Elizabeth Beimeet, which is in Austin, Texas, today through Saturday. “Even though they are freshmen, they have a lot of experience,” he said. “They do have to step up. The biggest challenge for them is well in the morning at the NCAA meet.” Troy said the Gators will also lean ership. That includes diver Monica well as juniors Teresa Crippen and past NCAA champions Sarah Bateman and Shara Stafford. Crippen, who will swim three inUF taking underdog Tyler JettThe Jett Streamtjett@alligator.org Twitter: @iam_tyler Swimming SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 19 SEE SWIM, PAGE 19 SEE TYLER, PAGE 19

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 19 study something not because it interests you but because it will lead to a steady career: law, business management, informais never worth it. You drive a Volvo. You listen to top-40 radio, You pride yourself in appearing sophisticated. to.” You will live out of the country for a few years after college before settling down. You have a beard. You went to You TYLER, from page 18WR Hammond back on scholarship could help the situation by comhealthy.” HAMMOND BACK ON SCHOLAR SHIP: Muschamp mond Jr. is once again playing on after having his receiver was arrested last summer but returned to the team following a two-game suspension, albeit without a scholarship. Hammond, listed as a starting wide receiver on the preseason depth chart, caught 22 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games last year. FOOTBALL, from page 18Gators relying on relays to help carry team to do in two days what the other swimmers hope to do in three. way they train,” Troy said. Crippen will swim in the 800-yard freestyle relay, placed in the top 10 the past 10 years, to bring home a win. us.” contenders to be No. 3 Stanford, No. 2 California and No. 1 Georgia, the team that narrowly beat the No. 7 Gators at the Southeastern Conference Championships last month. SWIM, from page 18 Fo otball Troy

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20, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 UF SOFTBALLBy STEPHEN SHEEHANAlligator Writer No one was going to get Kelsey Bruder out Wednesday. After hitting the ball hard, but often into defenders’ gloves, the past few series, Bruder broke through with six hits, six runs and nine RBIs in the No. 2 Gators’ pair of wins against Mississippi State. Although she missed the cycle by only a triple, Bruder went a perfect 4 for 4 in the second game, raising her average to .395. The senior blasted two home runs, including a three-run shot as UF (27-1, 4-0 Southeastern Confer ence) dismantled the Bulldogs (1214, 2-2 SEC) 18-1 in Game 2. “It’s really hard not to get down on yourself when you think you’re hitting the ball well,” she said. “You just got to keep pushing along. I’m not fast enough for a triple, so I think this is one of my better days.” Florida’s power stroke didn’t stop with Bruder, as senior Megan Bush and sophomore Brittany Schutte launched home runs of their own. In UF’s 8-0 Game 1 victory, Bush smashed a ball for her second grand slam of the season. After getting pitched around early on, Schutte slammed a threerun homer as RBI effort in the second game. It was also an encouraging afternoon for freshman third baseman Kasey Fagan, who had a solid day defensively and at the plate. After coming to UF as one of the top high school players in the nation, she hasn’t made as many But Fagan showed some serious glove skills with an acrobatic diving catch on a sharply hit ball to her right. She also knocked down Cheyenne Coyle, who was cover ing third base. She broke out of a 1-for-15 slump with two hard-hit RBI singles. While she hasn’t been consis tent at the plate, she has stepped up when it counts. “She’s hitting really well in SEC play,” UF coach Tim Walton said. “Defensively, she hadn’t made those plays for us yet, but she did a good job.” Freshman Hannah Rogers continued to dominate, picking up two more wins to improve to 13-1. The young righty needed only 53 pitches to get through Game 1 and threw 36 in four shutout innings in Game 2. With a 0.51 earned run average, Rogers has matched senior Stephanie Brombacher pitch for pitch. “Hannah’s amazing,” Bruder said. “She’s pitching well beyond her years. We’re lucky to have her.”Bruder launches two homers in doubleheader sweep THE NO. 13 FLORIDA MEN’S TEAM WILL TAKE ON NO. 3 USC TODAY.By THOMAS NASSIFF Alligator Writer When Alexandre Lacroix arrived at Florida four years ago, he came in with the burden of expectations on his shoulders. But in his time as a Gator, Lacroix has successfully dealt with the pressure of being a highly sought recruit en route to transcending greatness in Florida tennis history. Last week, he notched two major careerspanning milestones in Florida’s 6-1 drubbing of then-No. 35 Alabama. He became the winningest doubles player in UF history, as he and partner Sekou Bangoura Jr. beat Alabama’s duo of Ricky Doverspike and Jarryd Botha to give Lacroix his 94th doubles victory. Later in the match, Lacroix toppled Doverspike in straight sets for his 100th career singles win. Reaching those milestones boosted Lacroix to being named the Southeastern Conference’s Player of the Week on Wednesday. While the numbers carry an impressive weight, Lacroix’s work ethic and journey to his current success has made his career special. Coach Andy Jackson said Lacroix came to Florida as an unpolished doubles player, making his achievement even more remarkable. “Alex has really taught himself how to play doubles here,” Jackson said. “We want younger guys who are learning to play doubles to see that the guy who won more matches at Florida ... didn’t come in as a fantastic doubles player in juniors, but learned to play as time went on.” Looking back at his earlier years, Lacroix said the hardest part of learning the doubles game was adapting the singles play he honed during junior tennis. “It shows that after a few years, you can play anything even if you’re not tall or you lot to have that record.” While his hard work brought out the best of Lacroix on the doubles court, he has always been known for his dominance in singles. Currently ranked No. 6 in the ITA singles rankings, Lacroix is an intimidating opponent, and he has proven himself against the top players in the nation throughout his career at Florida. With the No. 13 Gators (11-3, 4-0 SEC) a third of the way through their SEC slate, Lacroix will need to keep piling up the wins to help Florida stay competitive. The Gators will get one of its toughest tests of the year today, as they host No. 3 USC, the two-time defending national champion. “It’s important for our guys to not be impressed by Southern California,” Lacroix said. “They’re a talented team with great players from top to bottom, but if we give the same effort that we have been all season we can have a chance.”Lacroix secures place in UF history with recent accoladesBruder Te nnis

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THE FRESHMAN HAS DEALT WITH ANKLE, SHOULDER AND BACK PROBLEMS THIS YEAR.By ALLISON BANKOAlligator Writer gers. Despite the pain, freshman Brittney Noble told her coaches, “I can do this. I can do it. I can push through.” They told her, “Absolutely not.” She had to see a specialist. That’s when the truth hit. Hard. After dealing with a slew of injuries including those in her ankle, shoulder and back, Noble learned a week ago her gymnastics career is likely over. She has a disc in her back pressing on her spine — damage that coach Rhonda Faehn said is so severe she doesn’t expect her return to competition for the Gators. “My heart just breaks for her because I know how talented she is,” Faehn said. “However, her body is just not kind to her. for her. She’s going to have to go through a grieving process.” Faehn said Noble’s work ethic and passion will suit her the right decision. “She has the rest of her life,” she said. “I told her that she has to be able to one day run outside with her children and play sports with them and lift them up. Gymnastics is not her identity. “It’s been a beautiful part of what her life is, but she’s going to have to go through the grieving process and know that there’s something better for her out there that she’s going to channel her passions toward.” Noble only competed in the season opener before going on stellar performances later in the year. By the time it came to the last regular-season meet against Utah, Noble’s condition was so severe she couldn’t travel with the team. She couldn’t even sit up for more than 15 minutes without having to lie down. But with the two biggest competitions of the year left, the Southeastern Conference and NCAA championships, Faehn still hopes to have Noble with the team on the sidelines. “If she’s capable without being in pain, I know she’s on a lot of pain medication right now, she will travel with us the rest of the year,” she said. “I would absolutely love for her to be there on the sidelines cheering, but it’s a matter of what her body can handle.” 24, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffFlorida freshman Brittney Noble learned last week that her gymnastics career has likely come to an end due to a disc in her back pressing against her spine, causing severe damage. Noble competed in two meets this season. Injuries ending Noble’s career



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Editor Adam Berry Cover Photo Illustration Matt Tripp Alligator, Thursday, March 17, 2011 for Familiarity breeds success for UF as Tournament begins By GREG LUCA I ALLIGATOR STAFF WRITER gluca@alligator.org the Gators sat at 5-2 following a loss to anything on the court. these points. I just need to focus on being a great UCF, earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA "We're just trying to get as close as we can, defender." Tournament seemed impossible. because for me, Alex [Tyus] and Chandler The McDonald's All-American is gifted with Florida had just completed a swift and de[Parsons], this is our last year," senior center a rare combination of size and athleticism, but cisive fall from its preseason No. 9 ranking, VernonMacklin said. "Ilove these guys, and we he realized he didn't need to pay attention to evoking memories of 2008 and 2009 trips to the love being around each other, so why not win what NBA Draft scouts were trying to tell him. National Invitation Tournament. together?" Young averages just 3.3 points per game but Despite returning five starters, the Gators rehas been invaluable to the team as a physical desembled a group of strangers, playing in a manpensive presence. ner they called selfish and disconnected. Eschewing Expectations In the same way, Florda's veterans have had "We have a bunch of guys on the floor that From the 17-year-old freshman all the way to tame their personal expectations to make the make nobody better," coach Billy Donovan said to the 24-year-old senior, this team understands team better. on Dec. 1 after losing to UC "The older guys how to operate as one. After a strong season culminated in an NCAA are less concerned about trying to do someThe Gators have players from two counties Tournament appearance in 2010, the starters all thing great collectively as a group and are more and eight states but still managed to form a cofigured they would see better numbers with an wrapped up in, 'What's going to happen to hesive urit. extra year of practice and study. me?'" "Our biggest attrbuter ght now is our chemBut Donovan needed each to discover and It would have been impossible to fathom istry and how well people play their roles," excel in their role, without worrying about who then, but the answer to "What's going to hapParsons said. "There's no freshman that wants is shooting and song. pen?" has been an extraordinary turnaround. to come in here and play 30 minutes and get 20 Parsons has epitomized that idea. UF has learned to move the ball better since points. Everyone understands their role, and The senor struggled early intheyear withthe >Jacksonville, as assists have overs by 49, reversing a nega ver ratio they posted to start rs who had gone unnoticed r and one-man possessions nda's reper-Vernon Macklin derstand the )onovan said The idea of using balance and unc re a connecting each individual's responsibility wa to see that' to the 2006-07 national championship t y' Coach Billy Donovan said Al Horfo d y have easily averaged 20 points and 10 re d but he gave that up for the good of the Li des on-hi In the same way, freshman cent mr aceonde Young had to learn that big scoring r gr cteder aren't necessarily in the best interest ss ossbher.Gators. team, which the tea mand justgive te team energy deeper than said. "I don't need to focus on scorir expectation that his scoring would 11 went on to claim the Southeastern ( Player of the Year award. Although he is UF's third-lead Parsons was selected as the confer player by league coaches because of else he does to help his team win. "I was putting a lot of added p myself to try and please everybody said. "But lately I'm just trying to lei come to me and do anything I can to Joker and the Freak Between team dinners, practice a living arrangements, Parsons says I are together nearly 24/ 7. While the older players have ha< year to foster this relationship, the have taken to each other right off the The five-man class -Young, Co( low Matt Tripp / Alligator Staff Florida senior Chandler Parsons has embodied the idea of putting the team first this season. He ranks third on UF in scoring but was still named the SEC Player of the Year. Wilbekin hosts Call of Duty games he and "We do pretty much everything together, Young frequently dominate. honestly," Boynton said. "We're tight as anything," Young said. "We The duo became fast friends from the mohang around all the time, and we always want meant Boynton stepped on campus Iast season, to do stuff with each other. We can relate to each and that friendship grew to the point where other on anything. And the older guys, they're they decided to room in the Keys Complex this the same way." year, along with sophomore Erik Murphy. Young has grown particularly close to Boynton estimated he and Walker spend 20 )rs Macklin, althou posites. aMacklin is a 2naround finesse a en while Young is a watching college hoops 0 uly Guy. ied early last season, as th scorers helped each othe nd downs of streaky shoot pable of going through hc ating slumps, which mad "Vernon's experience has i atric grow," Donovan said ;kill and his experience, an ttle nuts sometimes." Instead of growing frus aken the opportunity to le >ost, the importance of pla ded to take instruction. Macklin has even started >ff the court. The senor has spent the I eam joker, and he believes 'llow in his footsteps. Macklin does anything h ght, whether it's making jol om lace all the way out of Ye ng the phones of Adam All nd Erving Walker. "I like to make people lai I've spent my whole life jus ind be goofy. I feel like in ba fyou go out there and have relaxed and play better." Fed up with Macklin's lauding fake Twitter posts -s teammates have started t That closenE irs as the of awareness or one day There are tir foot pass to set kes a 60to have 1 times," t season e's shoe or hi( ,enny Boynt< 'Macklin sai, ng to be fur >all sometim ness today, when the NC enough to handle the pressure of the NCAA Brotherly Backcourt Tournament. The entire team is close, but none are With egos removed and a devotion to Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff closer than the guard tandem of Walker and team play firmly in place, only one question Guards Erving Walker (left) and Kenny Boynton have developed a close relationship on and off the court during their two years as teamBoynton. remains: Why not win a national championmates at Florida. The roommates are the team's top two scorers and will look to lead the Gators against UCSB tonight in Tampa. "He's like a brother to me," Walker said. ship? Florida looking to make deep tourney run after early exit in 2010 By GREG LUCA benefit of previous tournament experience. that they can't afford any slip-ups in a situation where to really be focused." Alligator Staff Writer Sophomore guard Kenny Boynton said Florida entered one loss ends their season. Last season's first-round NCAA Tournament loss was gluca@alligator org the 2010 Tournament with the wrong mentality, and the "We're taking every game like it's a championship especially beneficial because of how the game unfolded. team's mindset will be different this time around. game," Boynton said. "We want to go deep into the In two different instances the Gators were one shot The Gators are no longer content with simply reach"We went in and we got complacent that we were Tournament." away from pulling out the win, but Parsons and Dan ing the NCAA Tournament. in the tournament," Boynton said. "When we got in the That wasn't the case a season ago, Werner missed shots late in regulation and overtime, reEarning a bid was enough to satisfy them in 2010 folgame, we played hard, but I think for us, to prepare, we when a group that had endured two spectively. lowing two straight National Invitation Tournament apdidn't prepare the right way." I years of NIT frustration was just happy "That really gave us a good experience getting there," pearances, but this season the team wants more. Before UF's 99-92 loss to BYU in Oklahoma City, the to make the field of 65. Parsons said. "We have a lot better understanding of it "Last year, we had a whole different mindset," senior Gators focused too much on the Cougars and not enough Coach Billy Donovan said this seathis year." forward Chandler Parsons said. "We don't just want to on themselves. son, on the other hand, has been differThe Gators also pointed out the need to not let the get in. We want to make noise." This season, the team is looking internally, concenent. pressure and hype surrounding the Tournament affect Second-seeded Florida's first step will be today at 6:50 trating on not turning the ball over and converting on Boynton "They wanted to try to experience the way they perform on the court. p.m., when it faces off against No. 15 seed Californiafast breaks, according to Boynton. more than they did a year ago," Donovan said. "None of "It was our first time in the NCAA Tournament, and Santa Barbara at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. The Gators are also focusing on avoiding the slow these guys have won a game in the NCAA Tournament, now we've got a taste of it," Boynton said. "You've just The Gators (26-7, 13-3 Southeastern Conference) enter starts that plagued them in the SEC Tournament, noting and I hope that, in itself, is motivation and fuel for them got to come out and play like it's a regular game." the contest as a heavy favorite and will have the added eliminated from For Ma

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the independent florida the Avenue P Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 105 ISSUE 46 We Inform. You Decide. THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 Funeral today for UF freshman MOLLY AMMON DIED SUNDAY AT A CONDO IN MADEIRA BEACH, WHERE SHE WAS SPENDING SPRING BREAK. By HANNAH WINSTON Alligator Writer Family and friends will gather today to bid farewell to a UF student who died over Spring Break. The funeral for Molly Ammon will be at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. Ammon, 19, was found dead Sunday morning in a condominium in Madeira Beach, where she was staying during Spring Break. While an official cause of death has not yet been released, alcohol is being labeled the cause by those who knew Ammon. According to an article in the St. Petersburg Times, both of Ammon's parents knew their freshman daughter drank underage and that she had been drinking the night before she was found. When the Ammon family was contacted for comment, Bob Ammon said he was unable to talk because he and his family were getting ready for the viewing and wake of his daughter. Delta Delta Delta President Kelsey Bryant also declined to comment on her deceased sorority sister. Bryant said she was not comfortable without consent from Ammon's parents and wanted to respect their privacy. Instead, she released a statement on behalf of the sorority expressing the feelings of the sisters. "There are no words to convey the sorrow we feel following the loss of our beloved sister, Molly Ammon," the statement said. Maureen Miller, the coordinator for alcohol and other drug prevention at GatorWell Health Promotion Services, said Spring Break has been known for such SEE AMMON, PAGE 4 Special to the Alligator Molly Ammon, left, stands with a friend after her high school graduation. Ammon was a UF freshman who passed away over Spring Break. traditions In Saint Patrick Interparish School's church on the eastside of town, a group of green-clad fourth-graders is leading an Irish-themed Mass beginning at 9 a.m. Every hour, principal Mark Akerman will announce a fact about the school's namesake saint. "St. Patrick is one of the top saints that Catholic schools are named after," Akerman said. On University Avenue, Mother's Pub and Grill will have a celebration of its own. Doors will open at 8 a.m. -the better to catch night shift caterers on their way home. SEE ST. PATTY'S, PAGE 4 By ALEX ORLANDO Alligator Writer Catholics dress for Mass. Children don green for fear of being pinched. A beer tanker lurches as its driver unloads kegs. Today marks St. Patnck's Day, the holiday named for the man who, legend has it, escaped slavery, drove snakes from Ireland and used vegetation to explain theological concepts. David Hackett, a religious-history professor at UF, said most Americans, whether they are Catholic, Irish or neither, celebrate the patron saint's holiday. "Those of a more secular vein see it as an opportunity to drink green beer." David Hackett UF religious history professor "Those who are more pious see it as a way to rededicate themselves to their Irish heritage," he said. "Those of a more secular vein see it as an opportunity to drink green beer." Campus gun bill shot down By ALEXANDER KLAUSN ER Alligator Staff Writer The Florida Legislature is no longer considering a measure March 9 that would have allowed students to openly carry guns on campus. Following a speech by Robert Cowie, the father of a girl who was accidentally shot Jan. 9 at an off-campus FSU fraternity house, the controversial measure was pulled from the bill. "I'm very excited," Student Body President-elect Ben Meyers said. "I can't help but think that Student Government, campus police departments and administrations from across the state had an impact." The bill itself now exists as a measure to introduce open carry to the state and advanced past the Senate Public Criminal Justice Committee Safety on Monday by a 3-2 vote. The campus-carry measure has been opposed by virtually all governing bodies at UF President Bernie Machen, Police Chief Linda Stump, the Student Senate and the Faculty Senate have publicly opposed or passed resolutions against the bill. "College campuses, as far as crime goes, are very safe places to live and study," Stump said. "[Faculty and students] were fearful that guns on campus might change the academic climate, where now they feel free to partake in civil discourse to its fullest extent and not be fearful of somebody having a gun. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes indicated it may be too soon to begin making funeral arrangements for the open-carry clause, but its not stopping people like Progress Party leader Dave Schneider from celebrating. "It's a victory in that we were able to get students from different political orientations to come out and champion safety on campus," Schneider said. Squirrel attacking residents of Vermont neighborhood BENNINGTON, Vt. -A Vermont neighborhood is being stalked by a renegade gray squirrel. Several people in Bennington say they've been attacked by a squirrel over the last few weeks. Kevin McDonald tells the Bennington Banner he was shoveling snow when the squirrel jumped onto him. He says he threw the animal off, but it twice jumped back onto him. A game warden says there have been other reports, too. One woman is being treated for exposure to rabies, but Vermont Public Health Veterinarian Robert Johnson says there's never been a case of a squirrel passing rabies to a human. Johnson says it's possible the squirrel was raised as a pet and lost its fear of humans. He says the squirrel might "go ballistic" when it encounters people it doesn't recognize. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 70day FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 THE AVENUE 9 -'u CLASSIFIEDS 14 Sunny CROSSWORD 17 8i/48 SPORTS 18 visit www.alligator.org St. Patrick's Day full of Everyone celebrates it differently Florida coach Will Muschamp (right) oversaw his first spring practice Wednesday, happy to finally be back on the field after months of recruiting and preparation. See Story, Page 18. #9

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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 News Today Free Yourself: No Photoshop Needed Today, 11 a.m. Plaza of the Americas Come experience an event that will inspire confidence and push individuals to be liberated from their negative views of body image, allowing them to truly embrace their beauty. Females in the Fine Arts Today, 7:30 p.m. Orange & Brew UF's Women's History Month and Students Taking Action Against Racism are hosting "We Rock the Mic Right." Women's History Month is a month devoted to the accomplishments of women throughout history. This event will showcase the work of UF students. TODAY Il, SUNNY 81/48 FRIDAY SUNNY 83/49 Two-Part Panel Discussion: The Role of Haitian Creole in the School System of Post-Earthquake Haiti Today, 7 p.m. Smathers Library, Room 1A Professors Michel DeGraff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Flore Z6phir of the University of Missouri will be discussing opportunities to reform the school system in post-earthquake Haiti and the role of the Haitian diaspora in the U.S. IRONWDD r0 G 0 I C 0 U R S Newly Renovated Greens, Tees, & Bunkers "A Homerun for Ironwood." -Keith Walko City resident Valid: Mon-Thurs (All Day) Fri-Sun and Holidays (After 11am) Call 334-3120 For Your Tee Time Today k 2100 NE 39th Avenue SATURDAY SUNNY 84/52 SUNDAY SUNNY 84/60 MONDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 80/57 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. The Alligator strives to be accurate and clear in its news reports and editorials. 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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 3 Festival to showcase films on environmentalism By DANIELLE ALVAREZ Alligator Contributing Writer Gainesville residents searching for ways to make their routines more green can educate themselves by attending the Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival. The festival, which will run from March 18 to March 27, will present 25 environmental films at multiple venues around Gainesville such as the Hippodrome Theatre, the Harn MuTRANSFER NOW! Construction broad techni and strong b Core curric *Engin Pro 0 For more info website or c leaders need a cal knowledge usiness skills. ulum includes: .Cost Estimation *Quality Control eering Economics Finance ject Management Building Methods and Materials Field Operations rmation visit our all 888-679-7966. seum and The Venue. This year's festival will have additional student participation from several grade schools of Alachua County. Students from kindergarten to 12th News grade can participate in art work contests, literary submissions and conservation projects. "We have a much larger arts component than last year and are expecting for it to be three times bigger," said Ken McMurry, the festival art director. B.S. in Construction Management at Drexel University. Employment of construction managers is expected to increase by 16% in the next decade.* Understanding this, Drexel's undergraduate degree program in Construction Management turns out outstanding leaders and has been since 1975. The curriculum, with an option to minor in real estate, is continually reviewed to keep pace with this dynamic industry. Class size averages 17 students. Fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), the program provides students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects with distinguished professors who have held executive positions in prominent construction firms. Unique to Drexel University, students engage in experiential learning through paid internships with construction companies, providing them an environment to practice what is learned in the classroom. Drexel University, founded in 1891, is a private institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For the eighth consecutive year, Drexel has been ranked as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report. *National Employment Matrix 2006-16. goodwin.drexel.edu/cmgt Trish Riley, an environmental journalist and founder of Go Green Nation, partnered with the Hippodrome last year to produce Gainesville's first environmental film and arts festival. She said she wanted a small city with less noise and traffic for the festival's location. She picked Gainesville as her target choice because of its sustainable progress. There are two VIP Access packages. For all 25 films and events, it is priced at $100 and to attend 12 films and all other events, it costs S50. General Admission for each film is S5. We are seeking volunteers for a study of muscle and jaw function. Participants must be between 18 and 44 years old and in generally good health. Compensation provided. Forfurther information call or email: OPPERA Study (352) 273-7620 or OPPERA @dental.ufl.edu UN DIVERSITY of. UFFLORIDA i111-1,14 ) -* Please use trash cans and clean up 46~'S i E/to -13 10, C spills in libraries that allow food. LIVE IT*

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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 17,2011 Student's parents knew she drank AW IVIMN, from page 1 cases. "Realistically, we know Spring Break is a high risk period," Miller said. She said there is a culture that surrounds Spring Break with drinking, partying and large crowds of college students together. "Bad things can happen," she said. "And unfortunately they do." While UF is infamous for its party image, statistics say otherwise when it comes to heavy drinking. Compared to the national average "high-risk drinking rate" of 44 percent, UF's was at 40 percent in fall 2010. "High-risk" is categorized as more than five drinks during one period of time. Miller said that percentage has been decreasing steadily every year for UF. Miller encouraged all students to look for signs of alcohol poisoning because they could potentially save someone's life. "It's OK to say you've had too much," she said. Pub is prepared ST. PATTY'S, from page 1 Two months ago the bar's owner, T.J. Goodman, was on the phone with his food distributor, planning for today. On Monday, his order arrived: 1,000 pounds of shepherd's pie, 200 pounds of corned beef and two cases of cabbage. Yesterday morning, he loaded his next order out of a diesel tanker parked in Alligator Alley: 40 kegs of green beer. With a packed house by 11 this morning, he predicts it will be all for large crowds gone by2 am. Friday. Aside from watching Florida basketball, Goodman has two bagpipers on the night's agenda. Last year, they were the bar's centerpiece. "Everyone stopped," he said. "Everyone watched." Despite the increased volume of customers expected in Stu d ent his bar, Goodman said he sees the holiday as more than a excuse to booze. "The bottom line is this: It's not a drinking holiday," he said. "It's the average heritage holiday." PP ARNET'5 VER5IUN Aaster acting class, courtesy of Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman." -Orchard Roeper H'PPI'~Ta,gh t at ~OO! & B:3'0pms.vk~ cinema Tickets 352-375-HIPP I THEHIPPORG HEALTH INSURANCE "Students need Health Insurance. Help protect yourself from the rising cost of medical services. You deserve quality health insurance coverage, and it is available for you. We at Chip Williams & Associates will help you acquire that insurance." Chip Williams WE FIND ANSWERS. CHIP WILLIAMS & ASSOCIATES A Contracted General Agency For: Independent Insurance Agents BlueCross BlueShield of Florida 3 3 0 7 ED B_0.". n.1-hi. fl-./ Ble~os ad lu Sied sscitin 3669 S.W. 2nd Avenue Form Number: 18533-599SU Toxicological Screening Solutions Corp. **** DRUGS **** STEROIDS **** ALCOHOL **** NEVER TEST POSITIVE FOR DRUGS, STEROIDS OR ALCOHOL AGAIN No gimmicks or prosthetics GUARANTEED TO WORK REGARDLESS OF ADVANCEMENTS IN TOXICOLOGICAL SCREENING PROTOCOLS OR DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK. GUARANTEE LIMITATIONS: Our Solution cannot do anything about pre-existing contaminants. Chemicals and intoxicants take various amounts of time to clear your system and individual metabolic rates vary. OUR DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: As soon as you begin to use our Solution, further drug, steroid, and alcohol use is not a factor as long as you continue to use the Solution. Once pre-existing contaminants clear your system, you will not test positive again as long as you continue to use the Solution. This is not a scam or trick to generate an inconclusive test result. WE GUARANTEE a clear negative test result using your own blood, breath, urine, and hair follicle. The Solution is yours for $29.95 USD (S&H included) Priority shipping available for additional $7.95 USD (credit card payments only) PAY PAL payments accepted on our web site: www.toxicologicalscreeningsolutions.com or you can send check or money order to: Toxicological Screening Solutions Corp. 4940 Merrick Road, Suite 339 Massapequa Park, New York 11762

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5 Students fast to combat homelessness, hunger STUDENTS WILL INGEST ONLY WATER AND GATORADE OR WATER FOR 24 HOURS. By STYLIANA RESVANIS Alligator Contributing Writer UF students are encouraged to starve themselves -at least for a day. Starting 6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will vow to ingest nothing but water and Gatorade for 24 hours to raise awareness for homelessness and hunger. Jeremy A. Scott, director of the Black Student Union's Leadership Development Institute, which will host the Fast for Food event, said these issues are more prevalent in Gainesville than people think. "UF gets recognition for athletics and academics," Scott said. "People fail to notice that a couple blocks down on University Avenue is where the majority of homeless are." The organization will also use Fast for Food as an opportunity to give students a taste of what its like to live in poverty. Students are expected to follow the honor code and promise not to eat during the night. They will meet again at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Plaza of the Americas to compete in an "Amazing Race"-style scavenger hunt. They will split into teams and complete tasks around town -but they will only be allowed to walk or take the bus to each location. He said tasks will include participants buying meals, pillows or jackets for homeless people they meet and listening to their stories. "You don't think to do these things when you see the homeless on the street," he said. "But these people have struggled, and they can't afford these things like we can." The activities are open to both individuals and organizations. The registration fee is $5 and $25, respectively. Student voter turnout traditionally low in city elections By MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Writer Few students voted in Tuesday's Gainesville City Commission, but history shows this is the norm. Out of 4,471 voters registered for the Reitz Union precinct, 57 voted. Past elections haven't been favorable either. In the mayoral election last March, 87 people voted at the Reitz Union precinct out of 4,465 registered voters. In the November midterm election, 804 of 4,709 registered people cast votes. UF students don't always think of Gainesville as their home because they don't settle in the town after graduation, said Pam Carpenter, supervisor of elections. "Sometimes students feel that it doesn't have an impact on them," she said earlier this month. Chip Skambis, a 19-year-old UF "Mainly, students are just unaware. And people don't see the importance in voting in them." Stacy Eichner president of UF College Democrats English major, spent Tuesday trying to get his friends to vote. Skambis said he voted in Tuesday's election and the election for mayor last year. He said most students just don't care about city politics because the issues are on a smaller scale. "It's difficult to get people to care about the little things," he said. Stacy Eichner, president of UF College Democrats, said students don't know when Election Day is. "Mainly, students are just unaware," she said. "And people don't see the importance in voting in them." But city elections are important, Eichner said. She said bus systems are an issue students can relate to. Carpenter said students are more likely to vote in a presidential election than a city election. "For whatever reason, students are highly involved in the national elections, sort of involved in the gubernatorial and the participation really declines for the city election," she said. OF ST. AUGUSTINE roi& o Catr ipt ow dIediyo-. Join us in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida to learn about how a career as a physical therapist, an occupational therapist or as an orthopaedic physician assistant could change your life. Attend our Open House to meet with the faculty and students of the University of St. Augustine (USA). View hands-on demonstrations, learn about these continuously growing professions, and take a tour of our beautiful St. Augustine, FL campus. USA is a graduate institution that focuses solely on health science education. It is our mission to provide professional development to health care providers through innovative and individualized education. We look forward to meeting you on campus and sharing with you all that our university has to offer. To RSVP, please visit us at www.usa.edu and click on the "Events" tab. If you have any further questions, please call Kelly Kuecker at (800) 241-1027 ext. 235. I ALTERNATOR ,ST &BATTERIES CELLULAR REPAiR CENTERS $5OFF ANY REPAIR OR SERVE W BEST JEWELRY aLOAN pawnroker 523 NW 3rd Ave. (352) 3714367 37 -4 In Butler Plaza (352) 371-3590 UNIVERSITY

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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 Going Green Legal medical marijuana makes sense he Editorial Board is pretty straight-laced, no matter the preconceptions people have of college newspaper editors. We're not the crazy, liberal hippies some people make us out to be. Now that we put this disclaimer out there, we can approve of the proposed state constitution amendment to legalize medical marijuana. Although most people are doubtful the proposed change will make it to the ballots in November 2012, we're not seeing a viable argument against the amendment. The author of the bill, state Rep. Jeff Clemens, has pointed to Florida's notoriety as a giant pill mill to argue for legalizing the drug for medical use. The dangers of addiction to painkillers such as oxycodone are undeniable, and the idea of a safer alternative to soothe pain for terminally ill patients is appealing in a state with a large senior citizen population. Obviously we don't want people to drive or operate heavy machinery after using marijuana, but we don't want those who have taken legal painkillers or alcohol to do those things, either. Beyond the medical benefits of treating patients with a nonaddictive drug, we also imagine the state would get an economic boost from regulating and taxing it. We're having a tough time seeing the downside. Clemens makes a good point, but it will probably go unheeded by the Republican-controlled House and Senate. Open carry dropped he Florida Legislature has abandoned the idea of allowing firearms to be carried on college campuses. While the speech made by the father of an FSU woman who was accidentally shot and killed may have ostensibly changed the minds of legislators, we think it has more to do with the opposition the lawmakers encountered. Even for the proponents who say that open carry on campus would be beneficial, the idea still frightens many of the students, faculty and staff who live, work and learn on campus. Perhaps the legislators decided that we shouldn't be constantly worried about our fellow students' states of mental health as we pursue higher education. Perhaps they understood concerns that rates of suicides and stolen guns would likely rise if the bill was passed with the campus open carry section in tact. Or maybe they knew getting blamed for the deaths of underclassmen wouldn't make for good press. Whatever their true reason, removing this controversial aspect of the bill has allowed lawmakers to push forward the remaining part of a Florida open carry proposal. We're glad to see it gone. We can think of many ways to improve our campus and the well-being of the people on it, but allowing for an open carry certainly isn't among them. a ll te independent forida Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres OPINIONS EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names wiii 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 Opnin ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion Republicans suppress voters, voices he saying "If you don't use it, you lose it" does not only apply to exercise and health. Recently, it has become applicable to segments of the voting population. Groups known to not vote and those who vote overwhelmingly for Democrats are under fire from Republicans across the country. From New Hampshire to Florida, the newly elected Republicans have decided to ignore creating an environment for sustainable economic growth and progress and have focused instead on voter marginalization. InNew Hampshire, Republican legislators created a bill that would disenfranchise college students from voting. The bill would "permit students to vote in their college towns only if they or their parents had previously established permanent residency there," claiming it would decrease voter fraud. The bill would disenfranchise students from their place of residence and cause the influence of colleges to diminish significantly on a statewide as well as national level, given New Hampshire's swing state status as home to the nation's first primary. The best part of the entire movement in New Hampshire had to be when Republican House Speaker William O'Brien did something rare for a politician and spoke what he truly felt. O'Brien referred to the college students as "foolish" at a pror Tea Party gathenng and at another time said, "Voting as a liberal. That's what kids do. Students lack life experience; they just vote their feelings." It's clear to see from the Speaker himself that the whole point of the bill was to disenfranchise groups that are most likely to support Democrats rather than combat voter fraud. In the states of Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Carolina and Maine, legislatures are aiming to restrict student turnout as well. The states want to make student IDs from private and state colleges an unacceptable form of voter identification. The Republicans in these states have not cited any particular reason for the changes. Today's question: Should Florida Wednesday's question: Do you legalize medical marijuana? think daylight saving time serves a purpose now? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org However, it's clear that the motion is an outright assault to young voters and aims to influence election outcomes. Much closer to home, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Chad Mohammed Gov. Rick Scott have decided to letters@aligator org repeal the April 2007 reform re-enfranchising nonviolent exfelons who did their appropriate time. Bondi believes these individuals should wait an additional seven years after they are released before they are even considered to regain their suffrage. Florida would be the only one of three states to deny voting rights to former nonviolent felons if Bondi's plans go into effect. The system requires that individuals pay restitution and only then, after case-by-case hearings chaired by the governor and cabinet sitting as the clemency board, can an individual's voting rights be re-instated. Basically, only the governor's cabinet can approve individuals' ability to vote again or decide that they will be disenfranchised for life. Before the streamlining and reduction of bureaucratic measures, the waiting list for all these heanngs was well over 100,000. Bondi's measure would prevent the reintegration of these individuals and prevent them from becoming contributing members of society solely for immediate political gain. She also contradicts the Republican ideals of having a smaller and more efficient government. Ultimately, it appears that the newly elected Republican legislatures nationwide are more interested in suppressing entire segments of the voting population. They're increasing bureaucratic measures to combat certain demographics instead of focusing on job growth, economic prosperity and the other affairs they were supposedly elected to perform. Chad Mohammed is a second-year chemical engineering major. His column appears on Thursday. 28% YES 72% NO 25 TOTAL VOTES The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 7 If the next president doesn't know history Student leaders: UF community can help Japan would like to express our condolences to the people of Japan. Friday's earthquake and subsequent tsunami have caused an incredible loss of life and extensive damage to many communities in Japan. We represent diverse communities on our campus and stand in solidarity with the victims' families. We extend our condolences to all those UIF Student who have lost a loved one UFStdent and pray for all those who Leaders are still waiting to learn Speaking Out about the status of their friends and families. We extend our support to outreach efforts and aid organizations seeking to minimize the damage and to help reunite loved ones in Japan. As student leaders, we call on The Gator Nation to stand together to support our Japanese brothers and sisters the same way we came together for the people of Haiti, who are still recovering from their disaster. Please consider making a donation to The American Red Cross via their website. Together, we can show the rest of the community and world that we are united in both the best and hardest of times. We thank you for your support. Michael Satyapor, Asian American Student Association President; Chelsea Cohen, Jewish Student Union President; Walter Idlette, Black Student Union President; Juan Rodriguez, Hispanic Student Association President; Donnie Fields, Pride Student Union President he gaffe has found its way on numerous websites: Michele Bachmann mistakenly confused New Hampshire's Concord with Massachusetts', botching history along the way. She is not alone in her personal revisionism: Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi seems to have forgotten much of the injustices towards African-Americans in the history of his state. Mike Huckabee, in his own right, seems to have gone back in time and placed a young Obama in Kenya, where he supposedly learned about the Mau Mau Revolution from an anti-British perspective. Did they simply misspeak? Or is there a serious lack of knowledge of historical facts in the Republicans' top crop? And if so, should we be worried? My answers would be "no," "yes" and "absolutely." Maybe this isn't surprising given that many Americans actually don't have a solid grasp of much of our nation's past. But, then again, most Americans aren't running for president. We can be forgiving if a passing pedestrian doesn't know about New England's geography, Mississippi's racial conflict history or basic facts about our president's life. But if you're the president of the United States, who needs to know how to avoid fighting the wrong wars, how to revitalize the economy, how to improve education and infrastructure, and how to get our nation on the right track, you need to understand America's past. It is imperative that our president know what the presidents before them did. Conservatives may be furious with the fact that the "liberal elite media" is ecstatically plastering Bachmann's, Huckabee's, and Barbour's gaffes all over the Internet; to note, Conservatives4Palin has compared Bachmann's fallacies with Obama accidentally calling Humza Bokhari Europe a counUWire try -but the analogy doesn't work. While it is clear Obama misspoke, we cannot confidently state that Bachmann did the same. The "lamestream media" is right to call her, and other contenders, out. As for Bachmann, she should have known the basic facts about the Revolution. She was clearly using her non-fact to pander to New Hampshire voters, so we know that she was trying to use the fiction to her advantage. But it's essential to properly understand our nation's founding. How else can a president best understand a nation's fundamental principles? This problem is especially pertinent because she was incorrectly educating voters. Our president needs to know the basic facts, and New Hampshire's residents need to know the truth about their legacy. America rests on its foundation let's not forget what it's made of, and let's especially not misconstrue realities in order to win votes. The Tea Party movement itself is a reference to America's past. Should it not be founded on an accurate understanding of what happened? When you look at Barbour, you see everything the GOP does not want in a mainstream candidate. Though he is an effective governor who has served Mississippi well over the years, his historical blurring of racial injustices is deeply concerning. In a nation with a deep and troubled racial past, injustices are still alive and well. To airbrush history is to do injury to not just the truth, but also to our society. If people forget the mistakes and trials of the past, how can they possibly make amends? A president should be more responsible, and should have the courage to acknowledge mistakes and be ready to further equality. The status quo is not enough. THIS WEEK SHE A 0 IKI-MAOE PAELL WORKED ON HER FLA MENOCG MC VES WITHD T U R N ED IN The Wine & Cheese Gallery B art f something FRIDAY SAMPLING Cain Cuvee Meritage Dry Creek Chenin Blanc Pouilly Fuisse Vidal Cote-du-Rhone 5-7:30pm FREE Be a part of something big and give blood today. For more information, Call for reevtin.3 N .Main 4 (Dow i cal 888.795.2707 LIFE .o. or visit www.lifesouth.org. Bring a valid ID and a 0 OPEN recent photo. You must CASTING be over the age o118 to apply and appear to be CALL ,between the ages of %44Ot~kP bALL18 and 24. SATURDAY MARCH 19TH 1 D:OAM-5:OOPM 1017 W. UNIVERSITY AVE GAINESVILLE, FL 32601 K~ BVNpd/MRIAY MORE INFO AT: WWW.BUNIM-MURRAY.COM/RWCASTING Don't be chicken. USACOT Stop your friends from Mbt V%> driving drunk. Most unjust, however, may have been Huckabee's dishonest jab at President Obama, claiming that Obama was influenced by a childhood in Kenya. We know that Obama did not grow up in Kenya and barely knew his own father. To claim that the Mau Mau incident shaped Obama's worldview, and affected his decision to swap a bust of Churchill with a bust of Lincoln is rather ridiculous. (The bust, by the way, went to another room, not back to Britain, according to Salon.com's Steve Kornacki.) Salon.com's Joan Walsh correctly notes that "if he'd traded Lincoln for Churchill the same people would be attacking him as a snobby Europhile." Walsh is absolutely right: it is a strange hypocrisy that seeks to derail Obama's presidency. Republicans need to accept the facts that Obama was born in the U.S., and grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia. Of course, for Huckabee to then claim he was actually referring to Indonesia is ludicrous. Again, as Walsh notes, there was obviously no Mau Mau Revolution in Indonesia. And if Huckabee thought there was, then there are serious issues with his grasp of history -a president needs to understand international history to successfully shape international diplomacy. America's president faces an extremely difficult job. He or she needs to be someone who knows exactly what is going on today, what went on yesterday, and what went on ten, or even over a hundred years ago in order to best understand what needs to be done tomorrow. He can't hesitate; he must have his facts right to begin with. Imagine if our 45th president started a war for the wrong reasons? Some feel that has already happened once. We can't afford to let it happen again. 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8, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 17,2011 INTERNATIONAL UF Ph.D. candidate recounts earthquake in Japan By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer Shinichi Amano was napping with his 3-year-old daughter in his Tokyo apartment when the shaking woke him. He wasn't alarmed at first. In Japan, earthquakes are a regular occurrence. "I thought it was just a normal earthquake. It usually stops after a couple seconds or 10 seconds," he said. "But it didn't stop." As the shaking continued, Amano realized this wasn't the typical quaking he was accustomed to. He woke his daughter, Akari, who was sleeping beside him on his bed. He covered her body with his, throwing a blanket over his own body as an extra layer of protection. A few dishes fell to the floor. Then the shaking stopped. Amano, a Ph.D. candidate at UF studying health and human performance, had arrived in Japan on March 8 to visit his wife, Nobuko, and children during Spring Break. He had just been picnicking with his daughter and the kids at her day care that Friday morning before they returned to their apartment around noon to grab a few hours' sleep. There was no damage to Amano's apartment, which was in an area of Tokyo that wasn't hit hard by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. He assumed the same was true for the rest of Tokyo but checked the news and saw devastation in other areas of Japan. He walked over to pick up his 6-year-old son, Wataru, at his day Afterward, he called his wife, a care. Wataru and the other children landscape architect who was workwere OK. ing at her office when the earthShinichi Amano, left, stands with his family in Tokyo, Japan. Amano, a doctoral student at UF, was visiting family during the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of the island nation. AmericanAirlines American A faster, smoother ride non-stop to Miami International Airport and access to 250 worldwide destinations. Find great fares at www.AA.com quake happened. Tokyo was one of the cities farthest from the earthquake's origination point at a distance of 234 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website. But many areas of Tokyo were still thrown into confusion as public transportation systems shut down and people assessed the damages from the earthquake. His wife, who normally takes a train between her office and her family's apartment an hour away, found herself unable to take her usual route home. Upset by the earthquake, she borrowed a colleague's bicycle and rode it back to their apartment since the train and bus systems weren't running. It took her more than two hours to reach home. Amano returned to UF on Monday but is maintaining close contact with his family. Concerns about radiation poisoning from the nuclear power plants within Tokyo led his wife to move with the children to her mother's home in northwestern Tokyo until the crisis calms down. Given the immense damage done by the earthquake and tsunamis, he knows it will take time for Japan to recover. "We are well-prepared for the earthquake because we have so many earthquakes in Japan (but) this earthquake was beyond our expectations," he said. "This earthquake is much more damaging than we expected."

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theAvenue thursday, march 17, 2011 stomp the yard 0 Among a group of 54 performers, bluegrass group The Avett Brothers (pictured here) are set to perform in this year's Suwannee Springfest. The nature and music festival, which draws a crowd of about 5,000 to 6,000 each year, takes place March 24 to 27 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, one hour north of Gainesville. To buy tickets, visit suwanneespringfest.org. Music festival to hit Live Oak next week By HANNAH SWERDLOFF avenue contributing writer Locals tired of tapping their toes for springdon't have to wait any longer: Suwannee Springfest is here. The 15th annual music and nature festival will take place March 24 to 27 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, one hour north of Gainesville. Students can purchase discounted weekend tickets in advance for $110 with a current student ID, and student tickets are $150 at the gate. Springfest features Americana, folk and bluegrass music. This year's lineup consists of The Avett Brothers, the David Grisman Sextet, Jesse McReynolds, Donna the Buffalo and 54 other performers. People gather to celebrate not only the music, but also to celebrate each other and life, said Paul Levine, one of the event's organizers and promoters. "People have been coming for 15 years. A lot of them have met here, got married, had kids and started bringingtheir kids to Springfest," he said. The festival draws about 5,000 to 6,000 people each year. Ori Blitstein, a Grooveshark marketing intern and a music festival junkie, said attendees don't just consist of college kids who want to party. Rather, several are locals dedicated to the music, he said. Also, he said it's better called a gatheringthan a music festival. "It's guys with guitars and washers and brushes just having a grand ole time on the river," he said. "You're camping and it happens to be a music festival." The park, located next to the historic Suwannee River, has more than 800 acres of campsites. "It would be foolish and a waste of time not to go," he said. Levine said just because families attend doesn't mean people aren't having a great time and celebrating. People celebrate with respect. He said some go to Bonnaroo because about 100,000 people attend. But, he said, the experience at a bluegrass festival is different and in a good way. "Some of the best music you hear is by the campfire," he said. Furthermore, what could set Springfest apart from other festivals is that half of the audience brings musical instruments. By creating an inclusive environment conducive to learning, Levine said, Springfest provides attendees an experience unavailable at other shows. The festival also supports regional music by allowing local musicians to perform at the park. "The amphitheater stage is one of the finest places to see music in the world," Levine said. The stage is at the bottom of the natural bowl of the amphitheater, and beautiful oak trees with Spanish moss provide a canopy over the audience. "With hundreds of people swinging on hammocks between trees watching music, it's a pretty groovy environment," he said. "You've got to see it." PG 10: In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, check out some of the best Irish beers, and get the scoop on the much buzzed-about Guinness. PG 12: Are the latest social networking applications turning users into stalkers? Avenue columnist Thomas Nassiff explores the possibility. PG 13: The new Pokemon game has a few new challenges, but the game still encourages gamers to catch 'em all. Also, relax, and read the Avenue's next installment in the Gainesville Meditation Guide. + Aspiring actors: Learn about Florida Players' theater workshop. Out of Gainesville for Spring Break? Us too. Read about last week's iPad 2 release. + Fifth Avenue: How to ink fashionably SEE: Limitless Watch Bradley Cooper take himself to extraordinary places when he takes a pill to become a more perfect version of himself. The thriller, which also stars Robert De Niro, could show that too much of good thing may not be so good. LISTEN: "E.T." by Katy Perry (feat. Kanye West) Step into Kanye West's new fantasy. Katy Perry's vocals sound exactly the same as her other pop hits, but the futuristic vibe it gives off creates an alien-like feel. WATCH: Parks and Recreation, Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on NBC If you love "The Office, you're sure to love "Parks and Recreation." In the show, Amy Poehler takes her sense of humor to a small town in Indiana and mocks her way through witty writing and well-executed punch lines. DO: St. Patrick's Day festivities If you needed a specific reason to go out in Titletown, know that today is St. Patrick's Day. And you don't need to be Irish to celebrate: Wear shamrocks or green gear, and get to your favorite bar tonight. by LAUREN GOLD

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10, ALLIGATOR thursday, march 17, 2011 For St. Patrick's Day: An Irish Beer FAQ By RICHARD 0. STEHLI avenue writer What is good Irish beer? Guinness (Draught, Stout or Foreign Extra), Harp, or Swithwick's (pronounced 'smiddicks'). Granted, all of these beers are owned by the British conglomerate Diageo, but that's just the cold hard fact of reality. At least they're brewed in Ireland. Killian's Irish Red, on the other hand, hasn't been made in Ireland since 1956. It is owned and brewed by Coors. What is a Black & Tan? A Black & Tan is a 50/50 mixture of a light lager and a stout and is perfect for those who don't care for dark beer. Do it the Irish way with Harp and Guinness. How do I make green beer? Put one drop of green food coloring in your glass. Insert beer. Consume. What about Guinness? The plastic thing in a Guinness can is a "widget." When you pop the top of a Guinness Draught, the widget releases a shot of nitrogen, which makes for smaller bubbles and allows for a richer, creamier head. This replicates the way Guinness is traditionally poured on tap. Guinness in Ireland is certainly different from whatyou drink in the United States. But is it better? It's hard to say. The alcohol content is lower, and the beer is less treated to prevent spoilage. Also, Guinness in Ireland would be served with a double pour and probably pressurized with nitrogen rather than carbon dioxide. A double pour takes two to five minutes and involves two separate kegs of beer. How about some Irish whiskey? You can't go wrong with Bushmills or Jameson. How do I make an Irish Car Bomb? Fill a shot glass most of the way with Irish Cream, then top it off with a layer of whiskey. Put 12 ounces of Guinness in a pint glass. Bomb the shot into the glass and chug. Can't drink it fast enough? Enjoy your curdled milk, sissy. Theater group to act 'Floyd' \1 By BENJAMIN EVANS avenue writer In 1925, Floyd Collins was trapped in Kentucky's Sand Cave, and attempts to rescue the famous cave explorer drew the attention of the nation. It drew so much attention that tourists from across the United States came in herds to witness the event firsthand. By the time rescuers reached Collins, the explorer was dead from exposure and starvation. This weekend, UF student-run theater group Florida Players will perform "Floyd Collins," a musical based on the story. The group, which is funded by UF's Student Government, kicked off the production with a Wednesday night performance and will perform at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday in the Squitieri Studio Theater at the Phillips Center for the PerformingArts. There will be an additional matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday. "This is one of the largest shows I think we've ever tried to put together," said 22-year-old Derek Butts, the show's director. Given the recent death of two UF students, Grant Lockenbach and Michael Pirie, who died in a caving accident in February, some people have questioned the timing of the play's release, Butts said. While Butts acknowledges the connection, he said Florida Players does not intend to offend the families of Lockenbach and Pirie. He said the similarity in the stories is coincidental, as "Floyd" has been a year-long pursuit for Butts and the play's cast. In fact, to research Collins' story, Butts and four cast members took a trip to Kentucky to visit the cave, see Collins' home and visit his grave. Collins' caving accident has become part of the region's folklore, said Marissa Toogood, who is making her debut with Florida Players in the role of Nellie Collins, Floyd's sister. "Everybody knew about Floyd Collins up there," she said. Taking the trip allowed the actors to connect with the tragedy of Collins' death. Thaddeus Pearson, who will play Floyd's brother, Homer, said, "It was really awesome to be able to walk around where this legendary man was." For more information, visitfloridaplayers. org. Need Better Grades? T RY ACUPUNCTURE lSEs Affordable I Acupuncture1 r Clinic Masters Degree Program I 352-371-2833 1 draonrises. edu _J/ UF J. Wayne Reitz Union Division of Student Affairs UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA Applications are currently being accepted for Student Member positions on the 2011-2012 Board of Managers Candidates MUST: Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hrs undergraduate, 9 hrs graduate) Be available to serve afull one-year term (through May 2012) Befree of conduct probation and academic probation Have a minimum of 2.5 cutmutlotive GPA 2011 Student Advisory Board Applications can be downloaded from http://www.ufsa.ufl.edu under "Recent Updates". Applications are also available at the Reitz Union Information Desk and the Center for Student Activities and Involvement. A typed, hard-copy application and a typed resume should be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs in 155 Tigert Hall by Monday, March 21 at 4 pm. Additional information about the Reitz Union Board of Managers is available at: http://www.union.ufl.edu/information/managers/ SUMMER IN MAINE Males and females Meet new friends! Travel! Teach your favorite activity. Tennis Swim Canoe Sail Wateeski Kayak Gymnastics Archery Silver Jewelry Racks Engtish Riding Rapes Capper Enamloeing Art Basketball Pottery Fietd Hockey fOffice Softbatt Photo Newsletter Soccer La rose Dance Theater Costumner June to August. Residential. Enjoy our website. Apply online. TRIPP LAKE CAMP for Girls 1-800-997-4347 www.tripplakecamp.com The Board of Directors of Campus Communications, Inc., publisher of alli gatorand announces the openings for the positions Editor, a paid position as head of the Editorial Division and as an unpaid member of the Board of Directors Managing Editor/Print AND Managing Editor/Online, Paid positions. Unpaid member of the Board of Directors. Summer Semester: May 10, 2011 to August 15, 2011 The applications for these positions are available at the reception desk at the entrance of the first floor of The Alligator Building at 1105 W. University Ave., each weekday between 1:00 and 4:00pm from now until March 25. Please do not call. Further written information is available at the time an application is picked up. Please allow up to 15 minutes at that time to read information you will need for the application process. The application must be returned to the same desk by 2:00 pm, April 1. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE DEADLINE. 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thursday, march 17, 2011 *ALLIGATOR, 11 the guide to American WingZone EVERYBODY knows the biggest, tastiest, freshest chicken wings come from Wingzone on University Ave. Since 1991 they have been delivering to your door & have amassed a huge following from Gainesville residents & UF students. They also deliver shrimp, chicken fingers, salads, sides and thick, juicy 1/2 lb burgers with their patented wedge fries. Great food delivered to your door day & night. 352-377-2473 Gator Dawgs We have 26 styles of hot dogs to choose from. Chicago, Heart attack, Frito, Colombia, etc. Even create your own. Our burgers are prepared daily and cooked to order. Our fresh deli sanwiches come with over 1/4 lb of meat. Check out our full menu at GatorDawgs.com. Several delicious vegetarian & vegan options. We are located at 1023 W University Ave. 378-4353 Breakfast & Lunch Bagels Unlimited Serving Gainesville for over 25 years. BU is a tradition of sorts. We offer many breakfast platters cooked fresh, featuring omelettes, eggs any style, large pancakes, French Toast, Knishes, 17 varieties of bagels and a large assortment of spreads. Also available are tofu and tempeh. Over 100 bottles ot hot sauce are available for sampling. 224 SW 34th St. -34th St. Plaza Open every day from 6:30am-3pm 43rd St. Deli & Breakfast House Calling all Gainesville students! Come & experience the breakfast house that has been serving Gainesville residents for 25 years. Famous for biggest 4-egg omelete, the best Reuben, gyros, & soup all on a student's budget! Vegetarian? No probelm. We have a selection that is sure to fulfill your needs. We now offer free WiFi! Voted best deli in Gainesville! Open all day, everyday from 7am-3pm. Come visit either of our two locations in town! 4401 NW 25th Place. 373-2927 or 3483 Williston Rd. 373-5656, which is conveniently located off 175. Cuban Virtually Cuban Serving authentic Cuban food in Gainesville since 2004, we are a full service restaurant with a relaxed family atmosphere. Enjoy a beer or our house sangria imported from Spain while listening to Latin music. We offer sandwiches on Cuban bread, hot entrees, homemade desserts, and coffee. (352) 336-4125 Visit us at www.virtuallycuban.com. Located on: 2409 SW 13th St. Deli Dave's New York Deli Best Philly Steak in Town! That's what customers are saying about Dave's Authentic Philly Cheese Steaks made with Real Philly Meat & Amoroso rolls direct Philly! Hungry for NY? Try our NY Carnegie Deli pastrami & corned beef, knishes, NY Bagels, Angus Burgers, Cubans & more! Dave's is located just 4.5 miles west of Oaks Mall @ 14145 W. Newberry rd in Jonesville. davesnydeli.com 352-333-0291 Student Discounts w/ID. Frozen Treats D'Lites Emporium Healthy never tasted so good! D'Lites has the lowest calorie ice cream in Gainesville-REALLY-and is the only low-calorie soft serve with NO artificial sweeteners. We rotate over 100 d'licious creamy flavors (see this week's at www.gatordlites. com) that are diet-friendly without the diet taste. We also feature a whole array of cookies, chips, and various grocery treats that appeal to Atkins, Weight Watchers, and other dieters. Our every day daily specials make shopping at D'Lites a special value! Come weigh your options at the Marketplace Plaza at NW 16th Blvd. and 43rd St. (next to the Fresh Market or at the Shoppes of Williston at S.W. 34th Street and Williston Rd. (next to Publix) 375-4484 Find us on Facebook! Frozen Treats Karma Cream We serve the only 100% organic ice cream in town! We also have an impressive selection of organic vegan ice cream, baked goodies, fair trade coffee, tea, organic beer, + free wifi. Mon-Fri 7am-3am Sat-Sun 11 am-3am 352-284-5492 Indian TAJ Grill TAJ Grill & Curry, Authentic Indian food in Gainesville. Our very special menu offering wide choice of veg & meat entrees with any spice level. Tandoori grill dishes are already poular. We do cater for any group size also banquet for small parties, Tues-Sun lunch buffet; 11:30am to 2:30pm, Dinner; 5:30pm to 9:30pm, 2109 NW 13th street. Ph: 352-3755980 www.tajgrillncurry.com (sunbuffetby2get drink) Italian Fresco Neighborhood Italian ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI ON MONDAY NIGHT! Fresh, homemade food all day, everyday. Build your own pasta. Create your own pizza. Try Fresco To Go. We serve beer & wine. We are not a chain, and it shows! Located at 34 & Archer. 377-3484. Frescoitalian.com Manuel's Vintage Room Offering innovative Italian-themed cuisine & the finest wine list in town, discover Gainesville's best kept dining secret at this famiily owned downtown bistro. Now offering early guests 20% off the entire bill Sundays & Tuesday-Thursday from 5:00-6:30(some restrictions apply.) Ask about our monthly wine dinners & catering options, for both in-house & off-site options. 6 South Main St. (352)375-7372. Jamaican Caribbean Spice Jamaican Dishes! Lunch Special: Patty, coco bread, cake & soda $4.45. M-F 11am-5pm Sa 11am3:30pm 1121 W University Ave. 352-377-2712 Caribbean Queen Offering jerk chicken, curry, goat and oxtail. Opened Mon thru Thurs 11 am-7:30pm, Fri & Sat 11am11:45pm Sun 10:30am-8:30pm Located at 507 NW 5th Ave 352374-8111 Mexican Boca Fiesta COME CHECK OUT THE COOLEST SPOT DOWNTOWN! 3 Full Bars! Full Service Restaurant! Kitchen open late every single night! Billiards, Ping-Pong, Live Music, Strong Drinks & Burritos! www.bocafiesta.com 352-336-taco 232 se 1st st Downtown Organic The Jones Gainesville's own independently owned community restaurant dedicated to bringing sustainable, local, and organic food to the table. Oh, and it's really yummy. Herbivores, carnivores, & omnivores welcome! NOW SERVING DINNER EVERY NIGHT! New hours: open every day 8am-1Opm. Check out our facebook page for specials and events. 401 NE 23rd Avenue 352.373.6777 Pizza Leonardo's Pizza of Milhopper Great Chicago Style pizza. Quick Slices also Available all afternoon. On the way To and From Santa Fe College. On the corner of NW 16th Blvd. and 43rd Street. Tear this out for 20% OFF meal. 4131 NW 16th Blvd. IN MILLHOPPER SQUARE. 376-2001 Southern Style The Yearling Come taste the cuisine of old Florida! Try our traditional items including venison, quail, frog legs, and alligator, as well as USDA Prime beef, seafood, grits, greens & hush puppies. Open Thursday & Friday 5pn-1 pm, Saturday 12pm10pm & Sunday 12pm-8:30pm 14531 East Country Road 325 352-466-3999 www.theyearlingrestaurant.com Vegetarian Bo k Lover's C afe Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine. Natural, organic, fair trade, meals, sandwiches, soups, home-baked desserts. 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12, ALLIGATOR *thursday, march 17, 2011 New apps could b( "Y ou like someone. They're in a relationship. Be the first to know when they get out of it." Mantra for the too-persistent suitor or tag line for one of the latest social networking applications? Maybe it's both, but in practice, the short and sweet (and somewhat creepy) one-liner is the tagline and marketing slogan for Breakup Notifier, an app that enables users to receive e-mails when select friends change their relationship status. Within about three days of its activation, Breakup Notifier attracted 3.6 million relationships of its own. But after that short romance, Facebook disabled the application, pullingthe plugon a relationship still in its earlystages. With the influx of demand for the app, why end it? It turns out that Breakup Notifier was, in fact, too successful -it caused too much strain for Facebook's servers, and more important, it attracted too many stalkers. Because, in essence, that's exactly what we've become today: born-and-bred stalkers. College students, along with younger and older age groups, display their lives on Facebook. You may say, "Oh, I'm not like most of my friends. I'll check it every once in a while, but a stalker? Not I." Don't be so quick to say so. Let's take it down to the most simple situation. You sit breeding status-obsessed stalkers Thomas Nassiff Columnist next to a girl in class, you get to know her, and after a few painstaking lectures you finally figure out her last name. What do you do? You add her on Facebook. And just like that, you know everything you need to know: You're cognizant of the fact that she's single. You run a sweep of a few recent statuses, see a few sets of vomit-inducing lyrics from Top 40 radio jingles, and conclude that she just ended a messy five-month relationship with a John Patterson, who conveniently goes to FSU. Green light! Or, you add her, notice she's dating someone, and -um -add her to your Breakup Notifier list? Of course the app is dead now, so that's not a possibility. But that specific app is just part of a wave of conclusive evidence of America's obvious stalker-like nature. Chevrolet also recently introduced a new application in its Cruze model that reads live-time status updates from the driver's personal Facebook news feed. That's right: You just finished a long, hard day of work, you're driving home to spend the night watching old episodes of "Hey Arnold" on Netflix with your cat, but first you need to know what all of your friends have been saying since you last checked your Facebook for iPhone app 15 minutes ago. Luckily, the all-new Chevy Cruze lets you do it handsfree. America, our problem isn't that we're stalkers -it's that everyone knows we are. People and companies spend their time and money making applications, widgets and gadgets that feed our inner stalker because they know we'll not only use them but will absolutely devour them. It's not just that Internet-based stalking has taken off to a whole new level, but that enough people realize it that businesses have begun to cash in on the phenomenon. So, after all the sarcasm and rhetoric, I'll bet that you, reader, think I'm completely against this social networking and stalking stuff. Well, that's not the case -well, not entirely at least. The truth is, America's shift toward being nosy isn't a good or bad thing. It just is what it is. Yes, maybe I think the general population has gone a tad overboard with it all. But, at the end of the day, it's not anything that's going to change soon. And I, like everyone else, will be keeping an eye out for the tweets and Tumblogs and status updates to surface about the next big Facebook app. ST'VDY (N Ts' mOST -EXCITNT CTY ON EArNT, Tel Aviv University Qt d Ab d u y roa3 V Program Undergraduate Courses: +Middle East Studies *Fine Arts Studies *Management & Economics + Life Sciences Graduate Programs: *Masters in Middle Eastern History + Masters in Conflict Resolution and Mediation +TESOL -Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages www.telaviv niv.org 1-800-KAP-TEST I kaptest.com/tryus I(A PLAN TEST PREP AND ADMISSIONS 4

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thursday, march 17, 2011 EALLIGATOR, 13 -1 F E I E Pokemon still Although it's no longer the cultural phenomenon it once was, Pokemon is still part of, and really never left, the video game world. What was once the crown jewel of the Game Boy is now the highest selling Nintendo DS franchise of all time. The cartoons are still airing every Saturday (albeitthe new seasons are not nearly as good asthey used to be when we were kids), and Pikachu is a character recognized bythe entire world on par with Mario himself. There have been four generations of Pokemon games since Red and Blue Version divided playgrounds nationwide, with a few remakes and spinoffs here and there, and now it's time for a new one. Pokemon Black & White, the fifth generation of the franchise, has the most changes out of any proper Pokemon game thus far. Some of the changes are cosmetic and a bit unnecessary, but most of them are for the better. The most noticeable change as you progress on your journey to become Pokemon champion is that there are no older Pokemon around, just the newest batch of 156 Pokemon waiting to be captured. The older generations become available after you beat the main story, but it can get boring catching Pokemon after Pokemon just to complete the full Pokedex if you're starting from scratch. If you've followed each generation, then you can simply import them from past games. If you manage to collect all 649 Pokemon, you're Andrew Wyzan a braver man than 1. Columnist That beingsaid, it will probably take you less time to catch 'em all, as battles have been expedited by a significant amount. While the need to grind is still there -especially when you get to a certain gym leader who uses mean electric-type flying squirrels -the time sink is not as bad as it used to be. Developers have also added to the game new types of Pokemon battles. Triple Battles are a three-on-three match that limit attacking based on position, and Rotation Battles are fast-paced urges gamers to catch 'em all round-robin matches. These types are few and far between, but they require the use of tactics and quick thinking that is refreshing. Aside from a few cheap bosses, the game is pretty easy, so Poketots won't get discouraged. However, Nintendo tries to inject some maturity into the franchise through Team Plasma, Unova's resident bad guys. Instead of following in Team Rocket's footsteps of stealing Pokemon to take over the world, Team Plasma wants to free Pokemon from what they see as servitude from their trainers. All in all, this is probably the most modern Pokemon game recently. The graphics have been overhauled since the franchise came to the DS, new dynamic camera movements have been added and the Pokemon sprites have been made animated during battles. This iteration of Pokemon almost feels like a newfranchise -one that's becoming more in tune with its RPG qualities as its fan base continues to age. If you've been away from the series for a while, I suggest you give Black & White a try. If you've already caught them all again and again, there's still plenty more to catch. Gainesville Meditation Guide: at the Hare Krishna House By ROBERT IMFELD avenue contributing writer Everyday, the Hare Krishnas chant a melodic meditation and serve food to students in UF's Plaza of the Americas. A decent number of students usually line up -especially on Spaghetti Wednesdays -but no one seems to know much about the people who serve the vegetarian-friendly fare. An hour and a half before the sun rises, the Hare Krishnas gather for meditation, called japa, in the temple of the Krishna House, just off campus on Northwest 14th Street. They recite their mantra with the help of Japa Mala beads, a strand of beads -not unlike the rosary that helps devotees keep track of their chanting. Each strand has 108 beads, one for each time they chant to Krishna, and they do it 16 times. That means every morning, they recite the mantra 1,728 times. They believe the god Krishna and his name are one and the same. "When you chant Hare Krishna, you're actually associating with God through his name," said Caitanya, a devotee who's been chanting for 19 years. They also serve Krishna through cooking and cleaning. They devote themselves so stringently because they believe the material energies of the world cover the spiritual soul, effectively blocking them from being one with Krishna. They have their sights set on a higher plane. "If you want to really feel free in the material world, you refrain from activities that bind you to the material world," Caitanya said. They use the material energy in his service to prevent becoming entangled in the material life. The van they use, for example, is used to serve Krishna food to other people instead of being used as, say, a way to get to a party. And because the food is served with love and devotion, it's karma-free, as the side of the van reads. Even if you don't wish to wake at 4 a.m. to chant, Caitanya said nondevotees can still reap the benefits of the Krishna beliefs. "We just encourage people to chant the holy name and take Krishna lunch," she said. "By doing that, the purification of the heart happens, and then, automatically, everything else that doesn't help them in their spiritual life melts away." AI Student Government presents the. 2011 Spring Housing Fair 50 GO

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Classifieds THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/classifieds i t HFor Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished furnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished $445 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 The Life. The Look. THE LANDINGS. 2/2.5 Townhomes 3/3 & 4/4 Flats Call us at 352-336-3838! 4-20-70-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts. www.ApartmentsinGainesville.com 4-20-70-1 Student friendly 2/2's and 4/4's 42" TV in EVERY apt Text 'GP' to 47464 for more info! 4-20-70-1 All-inclusive private suites ***4/4s @ $409*** Ask about our Apple TV special! Start your summer here!!! 2 pools, 2 bus routes, tons of amenities LexingtonCrossingUF.com Call today! 373.9009 4-20-10-70-1 *ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! ww.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 4-20-10-70-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive ONLY $449 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-20-70-1 The Polos Already have roommates? ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES* 212: From $S4llperson 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. Inc. 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 Incid 352-374-3866 HiddenLakeUF.com 4-20-10-70-1 Starting @ $375 per bedroom All inclusive! S Furnished Cable s Internet S Utilities 2 blocks from UF! www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098 4-20-42-1 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse. Walk to UF. Avail. 8/15 $900/mo. call 877-833-2865 3-25-11-10-1 Bellaproperties.net Quiet Graduate Community LuxurySpacious 2/2 and 2/1 with loft/Must See/Starting at $283/Bedroom/Available August 2011/Call Today (352) 335-5424 3-17-11-4-1 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING, Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-26-11-78-1 Furnished 4bedroom4bath condo,W/D/ Dishwasher for 2011-2012 starting Aug16 1/2mi from UF on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave between UF and Butler Plaza $325/mo ++ per student 352-586-6468 3-29-11-10-1 Looking 4 nice female roommate Asking $405/mo util/cable incl. Call Gloria @ 4075723637. No smokersalcoholovernight guests or pets please. 2B/2BA! 3-18-11-3-1 For Rent nfurnished QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN 1br $350. Small 2br $375 372-6881, 213-3901 4-20-10-70-2 CLOSE TO EVERYTHING!! SPACIOUS 1050 Sqft 2BDR ONLY $299/BED www.arborpark.com CALL TODAY!! 352-335-7275 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 East at $495 ALL Pets Welcome 1 MONTH FREE 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 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 UR. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-20-10-70-2 No deposit!!! Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's <1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym FREE tanning/FREE cable *Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-20-10-70-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-7-09-167-2 3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235 Move In today. Park Near UF Free! Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. 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 1,2,3,4 BR's -Move in now or August! Huge floorplans! Water/sewer incl! Washer/Dryers! Pets Loved! Cardio Pools Tanning Tennis 376-2507 bivenscove.com 4-20-10-70-2 *@@PARKING@@@ Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 Madison Pointe NW 23rd Blvd 1s, 2s and 3s from $699 Free Tanning, Pool, Gym Gated and Pet Friendly 352-372-0400 MadisonPointe.org Text MADISON to 47464 for more info! 4-20-70-2 PO LO S Washer/Dryer in Every Apartment 1/1's from $719 2/2's from $839 3/3's from $954 Includes Internet 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-2 UNBELIEVABLE!! 1 br-ONLY $449 Immed M/I Only 5 left!! Call today! 352-376-1248 4-20-11-70-2 HUGE floor plans! 2/2.5 TH 1 month FREE W/D included Pets welcome 352-332-7401 TheGardensUF.com 4-20-70-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym vww.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 4-20-10-70-2 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H2O Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 ww.MuseumWalk.com 4-20-10-70-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 4-20-10-70-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4's Only $409 per person! www.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 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. 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. 4-20-1 0-70-2 FOX HOLLOW Gated Entry "Renovation Celebration" 1 BR 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 H LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK!! 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2's and 3/2's Pets Loved! Pools Cardio Tanning Tennis Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 biketouf.com 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 4-20-1 0-70-2 $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 1449 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/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 4-20-1 0-70-2 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 4-20-11-67-2 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 4-20-11-67-2 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

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 15 For Rent For Rent For Rent uFnshd unfurneshed uno unII he unfurnished unfurnished 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 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 3-24-11-40-2 GREAT VALUE -WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $425, 2 BR $535. 352-335-0420 3-3111-43-2 SERENOLA PINES Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $475, 2BR $575 352-335-0420 3-31-11-43-2 WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN 3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free offstreet parking, all appliances incl WID, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms avail. dalyproperties.comor359-3341 4-111-42-2 Walk to UF-2/2.5 bath townhouse avail now or fall. Also houses near UF available for Fall. vww.forrentgainesville.com or call Todd at 352-514-4915 3-17-11-30-2 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 3-25-11-22-2 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 1$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 Duplex, Duckpond, CHA, carport, carpets, ceiling fans, quiet, trees, large yard, $700mo, 920 NE 6th Ave., 376 0080; 284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net 3-31-11-20-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd firs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprieve@aol.com 538-1550 5-10-11-34-2 *FALL RENTAL* 4,5,6+ Bdrm Houses for Rent Call Eric @ 352-682-7424 Ask abt Family Discounts Immediate Move-in Available 3-18-11-10-2 3BR/2BA, 1940sq.ft. Quiet neighborhood. 1.5 miles from U.F. Large fenced yard, wood floors, 2 car garage, and sun room. Available 5/1. $1100/month. 3936 SW 3rd Ave. 352359-1270 3-25-11-15-2 Large 1/1 in quiet neighborhood next to Oaks Mail. Walk to shops, bus routes, cafes. Screened porch, lots of storage. Move in by 4/1 get one month free. 1 yr lease minimum. Discount for longer leases. Rent $500/mo. call 305-992-2832 or pazos.lu@gmai.com 3-22-11-10-2 1 BR/1 BA, 5 blocks from Shands & UF. Quiet complex, parking, walk-in closet, W/D. $550/ mo. Call 317-2642 or 371-9520 3-23-1110-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com ST. CROIX APTS: $475 per Month 2BR 1BAApts 3 BLKS TO UF & Downtown! 840 Sq. Ft. Large Rooms, Plenty of Parking, Central H & Air, Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed. 829 Sw 5th Avenue. CIRCE APTS: 2BR 1BAApt 3 BLKS TO UF New Carpet $450/Mo $600 Deposit Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht. 216 SW 12th Street. GRAD II Apts 1BR 1BA 1BLK TO UF Central H & Air, Laundry On site. $500/Mo 1236 Sw 4th Avenue $600 Deposit 3-31-11-15-2 $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. 3-31-15-2 *March Madness!* Luxury 2/2s for Fall College Park--across from UF! Starting @ $550/room Sign w/in 48 hrs, Waive leasing fee! 352-371-7777 3-31-11-13-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $750/mo. Please call Ketty 352-332-6566 3-22-11-6-2 MIDTOWN -WALK TO CLASS *2BR/1 BA, privacy fence, screened porch $700/$350 each 01 BR avail now $450/mo. Call 352-335-4790 or 352-214-3369 3-2211-5-2 3 Bed House $695/mo w/Porch & Walk to UF Great Deal, Won't last long! photos at rentalworkshop.com 352-226-3535 and 813-347-9379 3-22-11-5-2 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA House Wood floors, large screened-in back porch, jacuzzi, W/D, corner lot $1400/mo Call (352) 258-9116 to see. Available Aug 1st. 3-22-11-5-2 HUGE 1 BR apt for quiet mature person Dine-in kitchen, carport space, large enclosed patio, utilities -cable -internet included, no pets. $750 2046 NW 14th Ave 395-6250 or 332-1429 Kathy 3-29-11-10-2 ****4/2 3962 W University Ave.**** Living room, dining room & family room, close to campus, all appliances, W/D, hot tub, fire place, screened porch, Avail Augi, $1400 -333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 ****3401 NW 7th Place**** 3/2 living, dining ,family rooms.AII appliances, W/D, closeto campus, largeyd. Small petsOK Avail Aug.1, $1325 -333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 ****4/3 18 NW 36th St.**** Close to campus, all appliances, W/D, central heat/air Avail. Aug 1, $1400 -333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 *NW 39 Ave Huge 3BR/2BA apt, w/Ig loft Tile fir & nice carpet. Bright, wdlike fir $800 *2BR/2BA, some w/woodlike fir. All w/new BR carpet. $600-635. Gated patio, trees, flood Its. Part utils pd. Bus rte. 373-8310, 219-3937 3-22-5-2 FEMALE ROOMMATE to rent bedroom in 3/2 beautifully updated condo in quiet, attractive development, w/d included. Convenient to bus route. $375/mo + 1/3 utilities. (727)7432694 Avail August 3-17-11-2-2 *******STUDENTS****** 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses and apartments available for August. All close to campus. Most pets accepted. Call 870-2760. 4-2011-26-2 2/1 Across from VA Hospital. $550/mo. $300 dep. No dogs, cats ok w/ $100 one time pet fee. 352-634-5175 3-2211-5-2 Renting Now and for Fall!! We have REAL 1/1s 3 blocks to UF -GATORNEST 575 sq ft, $550 PLUS ONE MONTH FREE! 300 NW 18th Street 4 blocks to UF -GATORSIDE 400 sq ft, only $450! 1600 NW 4th Avenue BIKE to UF -CENTERPOINT 530 sq ft, only $450! 1220 NW 12th Street No application fee, most pets ok. For info call E.F.N. Properites, 352-371-3636 or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com 4-20-10-26-2 Sinesville Student Rentals -----------Near UF -------gainesvillestudentrentals.com @5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800 @4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500 @4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1500 @4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1300 3-30-11-10-2 3bedroom $509 Amazing townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/ dryer. Cobblestone Apts. Call now: 352-3772801 4-20-25-2 3bedroom $509 All inclusive townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/dryer. The Laurels Apts. Call now: 352-335-4455 4-20-11-25-2 Trying to find a place to live stressing you out? T REND iPr oblems Sohvdl Call 352-375-7104 today! trend4rent.com 4-20-11-20-25 UF 7 bilks, 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 3-23-11-5-2 F Subleases Don't wait! Place Your Sublease Ad TODAY! After Spring Break, there are less than 6 weeks left in the semester! It's FAST & EASY! Go to: www.alligator.org/classifieds $325 Summer Sublease May-July for Gainesville Place Apartments.1/1 in a 4/4, Comes fully furnished with washer and dryer, utilities included $325! Many bus routes. allison.lynch@yahoo.com 3-21-11-7-3 $729/mo new arlington square summer-sublease mayl-aug15 spacious studio, cable/ internet, washer/dryer, furnished, contact Steve 754.264.9500 melvin flynt 01@yahoo.com 3-22-5-3 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 Roommate wanted $400. 3/2 Grad student preferred. Quiet Lakefront house. 1/2 utilities. 352-281-2200 or Welchds1@bellsouth.net 3-17-11-5-4 Roommate wanted New 2/2.5 Fully Furnished except for bedroom in Grantwood Condominiums 2.5 miles from UF $550/month includes utilites & WiFi Contact Kourtney 352-422-1448 3-25-10-4 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING, Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-26-11-78-4 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. 3-29-10-4 Master Bd/priv. bath in 2/2 apt. $475 all inclusive. Furnished, easy commute to UF, W/D. Get $25 off rent. w/ 12mo lease. Call/Txt Angie (786)239-2740 angie.colombia_86@yahoo.com 3-22-5-4 Walk to UF from a 4bd/2ba NW house.Male or female.No pets/smoking.Free off-street parking$450.00/mo.includes all utilities, wifi,security system, Available 8/1 yearly lease. 727-726-2915 3-22-11-5-4 HANDYMAN SPECIAL Share 2BR/2BA MH in Hidden Oaks. Furn rm incl elec, ph, cable, internet. Close to UF, bus, shopping. $200 NR dep. $400/mo. NS, NA, ND. Handyman can work off most. Caged pets ok. 331-0762 3-22-5-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UF For Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN! THE PALMS -New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879 4-20-70-5 1997 3br/2ba Fleetwood mobile home. Located in Whitney Park on hwy 411 in Gainesville. Carpet and appliances less than 2yrs old. $18,500. call 352-327-5986 leave message. 3-18-11-5-5 Furnishings BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-20-10-70-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-20-10-70-6 BRAN D SCRABBLE' is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada. 0le2011 Hasbro. Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc All rights reserved W1 UW Ui T Si R1 P3 Ai Oi U Y jT T Ri Ei Ei Oi 1 R1 Si 03 DDDDDDD BE [ 1MN Ri Pa W4 PAR SCORE 145-155 FO BEST SCORE 213 TIr% 3rd Letter Triple HC1 RACK 2 HC1 RACK 4 Double Word Score UR RACK TOTAL ME LIMIT: 20 MIN DIRECTIONS: Make a 2to 7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word, using scoring directions at right. Finally, 7-letter words get 50point bonus. "Blanks" used as any letter have no point value. All the words are in the Official SCRABBLE" Players Dictionary, 4th Edition. SOLUTION TOMORROW For more information on books, clubs, tournaments and the school program go to www.scrabble-assoc.com or call the National SCRABBLE" Association (631) 477-0033. 03-17 Z Roommates a lReal Estate

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16, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 jFurnishings Computers Motorcycles, Mopeds Autos Help Wanted MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-20-10-70-6 BED -KING -$200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-20-70-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW* **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-20-70-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-20-10-70-6 CASH PAID for Laptops Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops Joel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 4-20-1 0-70-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-20-10-70-7 ey For Sale J *@@PARKING@@@ Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UFReserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-20-10-70-10 GOATS FOR SALE Charlie -352-278-1925 4-20-70-10 Motorcycles, Mopeds ***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM** FULLSERVICE MOTORCYCLE -SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2070-11 JUIVBL by David L. Hoyt -711 1 2 6 CLUE ACROSS ANSWER 1. Oddity TIM TUAN 5. Proxy N T G E A 6. Rule WYALB 7. Space object TEMOER CLUE DOWN ANSWER 1. Scant EGAMRE 2. Shiver MERTELB 3. Wood AIALTNE 4. Colorful plant W O E F R L CLUE: Some species of this bird can reach five feet tall. BONUS 00000000 Complete the crossword puzzle by looking at the clues ard How to play unscrambling the atswers. When the puzzle s complete. unscramble the circled letters to so ve the 5Q0NUS. Oulweld-g JmOld-61 91!leN-dg 9V1W1u, J904J-L ,2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. Joa9W-VL MeiAg-V9 -V9y 3LW-4rUlN-V[ G: 3McNV & Hoyt Designs All Rights Reserved Send comments to TMS -435 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1400, Chicago, I1. 60611 or DLHoyt@aol.com. *****New Scooters 4 Less***** HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 wm.NS4L.com 4-20-10-70-11 SCOOTER SERVICE New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-20-1 0-70-11 **SCOOTER RENTALS** Rent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 ***GatorMoto*** HUGE new scooter sale! All models between $200 -$400 off! All come with one year parts and labor warranties! Hurry, the most popular colors are going fast! 352-376-6275 ww.GatorMoto.com 4-2011-35-11 UIAutos P FAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS S *Running or not!@ *NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS SOver 17 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-20-70-12 CARS -CARS Buy@Sell@Trade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-20-70-12 WE BUY JUNK CARS Titles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 4-20-70-12 **HEADLINERS SAGGING?** POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-70-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKS Call Anytime 352-339-5158 3-31-10-38-12 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 We Buy Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV's, etc. Bring your title and get CASH TODAY! Call Gary at 352-682-8838, email dlimotors@yahoo.com or stop by 3535 North Main Street. 3-30-2012 Wanted LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-20-70-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-20-70-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed! VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED to transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 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 3-25-11-70-13 JCRAJBLE BRAND GRAMS SOLUTION P3 U1 R 1 U 11 T RACK 1 = 59 T 1 R1 Y4 1 U1 Ti RACK 2 = 17 FRi F1 F1 C3 01 Ri Ei RACK 3 = 59 p3 1 Ni W Oi R1 RACK 4 = 78 PAR SCORE 145-155 TOTAL 213 SCRABBLE' is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada. 2011 Hasbro Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved. This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING $300 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at vww.gleim.com/employment 4-20-1070-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-20-10-70-14 Gator Tail Dancers Now Hiring Call 352/672/1892 3-29-10-60-14 Summer Jobs 0 $2100 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 13 -August 6. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. 4-20-11-66-14 OSOATTENTION SMOKERS!@@ SODo you want to quit smoking?@ Smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmai.com 4-20-20-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2011-65-14 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 3-25-11-21-14 Earn $1000 to $3200 per month to drive our cars with ads. www.AdCarDriver.com 3-25-11-20-14 Great deal! Brand new home, perfect for college student, quiet community. 3 bed, two bath. Wont last. 699/mo Call 904-992-0141 3-18-11-10-14 HOME HEALTH AGENCY now hiring RN, LPN, PT, OT, ST, RT & PTA, OTA to fill PRN or FT positions. Great pay. 352-284-2336 or send resume to 352-373-2254. Work available now. 4-1-11-20-14 Lifeguard-Certification Required $12.00/hour. Weekend Work. State Mental HIth Treatment Fac Call Grady Carthon(352)264-8248 3-3118-14

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 17 a edHelp Wanted Help d J C[ a eHelp Wanted Health Services The Village, an upscale retirement community, is seeking a full-time Nurse Manager. The ideal candidate will have the following skills / experience: -Current and valid license in the State of Florida as an RN -Experience with Memory Support -One to three years experience in a geriatric setting -One to three years management experience -Excellent interpersonal skills -Please see www.thevillageonline.com/jobs for more information! 3-28-11-14-14 CARE GIVER needed for Autistic 24 year old man. $12-$14 per hour Experience or training with special needs a plus. Email oc4444@bellsouth.net or fax to 352 371 3320 3-18-11-5-14 Web Design Internship in busy marketing department $10 hr. & monthly travel stipend Ocala, Florida 352.291.4537 ext. 7444 humanresources@otowfl.com DFWP/EOE 3-18-11-5-14 First Care of Gainesville No Appointment Needed! RTS (352) 373-2340 #s & #43 4343 Newberry Road, Suite10 www.firstcareofgainesville.com P/T babysitter wanted for fun 2 yr old, now through fall. $12/hr, refs/resume required. Must have reliable transportation have experience with kids under 3, patience, creativity. Email nannyforfam@gmail.com. 3-18-115-14 FUN SUMMER JOB ON UF CAMPUS Seeking enthusiastic and outgoing students to help with Gator Dining meal plan sales from May -July. Approx. 20 hrs a week, $10/hr plus cash bonuses, flexible hours and evenings plus free meals! Must enjoy interacting with others in a professional manner and have a positive attitude. Retail, customer service or volunteer experiences a plus. Apply online at www.gatordining.com 3-17-4-14 MEDICAL ASSISTANT PT or FT for a doctor's office. Experience preferred. Email resume to: snpohani@gmail.com 3-21-11-5-14 Love writing? Looking for writers for original articles & product descriptions for multiple IT websites. Earn up to $150-$300/ wk from your location. Must have excellent grammar & writing skills. 626-602-5254 4-12-11-20-14 Remedy Staffing now offers Free Video Resumes. Add to you Facebook profile, Linkedin and many other social sites. Call 672.6080 x-3 or email stephenw@remedystaff.com to schedule. 4-12-11-20-4 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS 1 Bingo call 5 Gordon :_ Michael Douglas's "Wall Street" role 10 One may require stitches 14 German import 15 Slangy negative 16 Control 17 See 53-Down 20 Fairy tale ender 21 Amazement 22 Early surgery aid 23 Talking with one's hands?: Abbr. 25 Ante26 See 53-Down 34 Washington's Grand Dam 35 Fierce anger 36 Carnival city 37 Old, in Oberhausen 38 "Good heavens!" 40 Humdinger 41 Relieve (of) 42 Pencil remnant 43 Legal-sized fish 45 See 53-Down 48 Neighbor of Nev. 49 Reggae singer Kamoze 50 Big name in food service 53 Brine-cured delicacy 55 Remove forcibly 60 See 53-Down 63 Andy Taylor's son 64 Submit taxes, nowadays 65 Kong's kin 66 Guam, for one: Abbr. 67 '50s experiment, briefly 68 Longings DOWN 1 Cake with a kick 2 Horse racing surface 3 Cut, perhaps 4 Nick at 5 Dogfaces, briefly 6 Yoga instruction 7 Had no doubts about 8 Leafy vegetable 9 Santana's "Como Va" 10 Irritates, with "on" 11 One may have an agt. 12 Fruit used to flavor gin 13 Bavarian mister 18 Really peeved 19 Fogg's creator 24 Honeybunch 25 What might be used when a bomb is hurled on a field? 26 Port closing? 27 Show up 28 Flamenco exclamation 29 Bedouins, e.g. 30 "Really cool!" 31 Break out, as violence 32 Ticks off 33 Organized string of gigs 34 Atkins diet taboo 39 Pistol 40 Island welcome 42 Old Detroit brewery name 44 Lakeshore natives 46 World Cup sport 47 Digital dots 50 Used a 39-Down 51 "Gadzooks!" 52 Swizzle 53 Clue for 17-, 26-, 45and 60Across 54 Haggard's "from Muskogee" 56 See-through, in comics 57 Meerschaum or brier 58 Genesis locale 59 Subtraction word 61 Half a devious laugh 62 Living in Ariz., maybe ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: H 0 L E T B AH I S S E S E B ONEH I OR I OL E F E E DIBIAC KT OL LE D TY BA L T THI N K I N G 0 SIE FEU E D I E o UTL O OK PE PEE P L P K G SMIAIRIT IIE A N N E G R U N T L A S R DIAA PJA BIR A U S E R M I ND SIE T T S F I DEL 1 0 0 A-T T I T U D EE N T R A P R T T E N POS I T I V E r N E S E C THU E P C xwordeditor@aol.com 03/17111 03/17/11 Bookkeeper -PT for immigration law firm. 5-10 hrs/wk. Proficient in Quick Books Pro. 1 yr commitment. Resumes to robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 3-22-11-5-14 Receptionist -PT for immigration law firm. 28 hrs/wk. Bilingual Spanish-Engl a plus. Proficient in MS Office. 1 yr commitment. Resumes to robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 3-22-11-5-14 City of Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept. is now hiring for seasonal recreation and aquatics positions Competitive pay in great work environment! Apply online today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs 7-12-11-5-14 Horse experience? Volunteers needed for horse/barn care as our therapy program grows. Kaley1999@aol.com (352) 494-1714 3-21-11-4-14 Quality child caring center is looking for dedicated people who love working with children. FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA in education. Benefits available with FT. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 3-22-11-5-14 Hairdresser needed at Headlines in Thornebrook Village. Take over clientel and handle walk-ins. Come by or call Jane at 375-7833 for more information. 3-22-11-5-14 VIDEO SPECIALISTwanted at the University of Florida Center for Instructional Technology and Training. Video position requires expertise with sound, video and lighting equipment as well as Adobe Premiere. Position is full time and future Teams position is possible. Pay starts at $15.00 per hour. standik@ufl. edu, online application at http://wvw.citt.ufl. edu/employment.php. 3-22-11-5-14 F/T Legal Secretary/Office Administrator, salary negotiable. Call Carrillo & Carrillo @ 352-371-4000. 3-31-11-12-14 Beginning Tennis Instructor (part time), starting in April. $30 per hr, $15 each hr afterwards. 15 minutes from campus. Email resume to nannyforfam@gmail.com. 3-2211-5-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT 15-40 hrs/wk -M-F 9am-6pm. $7.25/hr. Excellent Word, typing, internet & Excel skills. Indicate available hours, major, graduating semester. OMA.office@yahoo.com 3-18-11-3-14 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 9513NW39thAve& 1-75 3-29-11-10-14 PT/FT PINCH-A-PENNY Retail Associate Florida's largest retail pool supply store is seeking upbeat, motivated, charismatic individuals to join their crew! This individual must have flexible work hours within the week, including and not limited to the weekends, and holidays etc. Customer service is a given, and pool knowledge is a plus! Individuals must be able to lift 40lbs, punctual, & 18 years or older. 352-332-2933 3-22-11-5-14 BARN HELP Sundays only in exchange for lessons or boarding at Hunter/Jumper facility. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 352-359-4149 4-20-26-14 PT NANNY needed M-F start by MAR 28; min 2 wks/mon for 40hrs/wk; travel w/ mom; 3yr old / 10 mon; $12/hr; exp; good refs; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resumepix, & schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 3-2311-5-14 Account Director/Project Manager wanted for Gainesville web design company. Web design/marketing experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com 5-24-11-3014 Web Designerwanted forGainesvilleweb design company. Outstanding graphic design, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, XHTML & CSS experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com 5-24-11-30-14 Web Programmer wanted for Gainesville web design company. ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, HTML, XML experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com. 5-2411-30-14 3F ServiCes IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-20-70-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-20-09-70-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-20-70-15 SPRING HAS SPRUNG The time is now to have your lawn & shrubs look their best. Call PROGREEN at 3780069 to schedule an appointment today progreenflorida.com 3-31-36-15 INSURANCE -WE REPRESENT OVER 100 COMPANIES. HOME, AUTO, LIABILITY. WHY PAY MORE? www.sunshinestateinsurance.com Trusted Choice Agency 352-371-9696 3-31-20-15 Microwave Oven Repair Specialist Since 1997. (352) 804-1113 15 [ Health Services HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) All Women's Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 -ww.abortiongainesville.com 4-20-70-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-20-70-16 A Woman's Answer Medical Center Think you might be pregnant? Testing, confidential advising Referrals 352-376-2716 4-20-70-16 Unplanned Pregnancy? Consider Adoption. Living, Medical & Counseling Expenses Paid. Private & Confidential. Call Atty. Ellen Kaplan 1-877-341-1309 (FL Bar #0875228) 7-22-11-100-16 CPR training is back! Need CPR/AED or 1st Aid? Meets internship requirements FloridaHeartsaver.org (352)575-0119 4-8-20-16 FREE HIV TESTING 0 (mouth swab) for UF students GatorWell Health Promotion Svs. Call 273-4450 for appointment. 3-18-115-16 Internal Medicine doctors at the University of Florida are currently looking for people with poorly controlled Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes who may also have low Vitamin D level for a clinical study. The study will look at the effect of Vitamin D replacement on improving your diabetes control. Study-related medical care and monetary compensation may be provided for your time. Please contact Karen Brezner at 352-273-8661. 3-30-11-11-16 Personals 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 IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY Marriage Green Cards, Natz, H1B Visas www.RuthlmmigrationLaw.com (904) 425-8078 4-4-14-18 4-20-11-26E Casting call for feature film: The Best Western Gateway Grand at the Northwest quadrant of the intersection of 1-75 and exit 390. April 2nd, 9am -4pm. Please visit www.SwampTales.us for more information. 4-1-11-13-20 Entertainment WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET Every Sat & Sun -Hwy 301 15 min from Gainesville 468-2255 12-7-141-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS Open To Public We-Fr-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet -Trap -Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 8-15-10-95-21 Rocky Creek Paintball In Gainesville 0 Better Prices Better Fields @ Better Call 371-2092 4-20-10-70-21 lLost &und LOST DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA Panasonic SDRH40 42x Any info call or text (850) 543-3762 REWARD $400 4-20-26-25 1 2 3 4 4 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 E 15 16 1 051 51 2 26 27 31 32 33 65 6 So5152535455 156 157 158 159 63 64 a By Bruce Venzke (c)2011 Tribune Media Services,Inc.

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Sports THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.aIligatorSports.org Muschamp, Gators open spring practice season By ADAM BERRY the media, but Muschamp said Alligator Staff Writer he only had three players sit out aberry@alligator org Wednesday due to injury. The Gators had seven players After months of anticipation listed as "limited" before practice, d + 11f l + lk b tAhV an pen.u I I rasition, Will Muschamp oversaw his first practice as Florida's head coach. The Gators opened their spring practice season Wednesday afternoon, and Muschamp said it was used mostly to teach players the new offensive and defensive systems, as well as a few special teams tweaks. "We do believe in the theory of throwing a lot at them and finding out who can learn and who can adjust, how long does that take, who can make adjustments on the run," Muschamp said. "We're able to throw a lot at them and see who's able to retain and handle the information -expose them to as much as we can." Muschamp said each of the three quarterbacks on the depth chart -John Brantley, Tyler Murphy and Jeff Driskel -took reps with all three units Wednesday. All of Florida's spring practices are closed to the public and but Muschamp said they all were able to take a few reps on the field in the team's first session. "When they get close to football and playing, they all get well," Muschamp said. "It's amazing how that happens. "Our trainer rides in on his white horse, and they all of a sudden get well. It's phenomenal. I wish we could discover that medicine before practice started." JENKINS SITTING OUT AFTER SURGERY: Senior cornerback Janoris Jenkins will not participate in the team's spring season after having reconstructive shoulder surgery in the offseason. Jenkins, who had 44 tackles and three interceptions last season, surprised many people with his decision to return to the Gators instead of jumping to the NFL. Muschamp said much of that choice was based on his inability SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 19 Florida coach Will Muschamp, standing between former UF coach Urban Meyer and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, ran his first spring practice with the Gators on Wednesday afternoon. UF taking underdog role into NCAA meet 0 THE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET BEGINS TODAY IN AUSTIN, TEXAS. By MELISSA PENDER Alligator Writer Although Florida isn't picked to win the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend, coach Gregg Troy said the 14 women who qualified for the event are determined to defend their title. "(We're) not the favorite, but we haven't been the favorite in the past either, so the girls kind of relish in that role," he said. "We've looked good the last couple of weeks." Troy said freshmen Elizabeth Beisel and Hilda Luthersdottir will play a huge role in the team's fate at the meet, which is in Austin, Texas, today through Saturday. "Even though they are freshmen, they have a lot of experience," he said. "They do have to step up. The biggest challenge for them is you've got to swim well in the morning at the NCAA meet." Swimming g Troy said the Gators will also lean on the squad's elders to provide leadership. That includes diver Monica Dodson, the squad's lone senior, as well as juniors Teresa Crippen and past NCAA champions Sarah Bateman and Shara Stafford. Crippen, who will swim three individual events and one relay, won't SEE SWIM, PAGE 19 What your bracket says about you Note: The following column is not meant in any way to disrespect women. It may seem to address only men, but this is because the columnist wishes to follow the format laid out in the Holy Bible. By "man," he means "any human being who partakes in awesome things." If, by chance, you are a single woman who happens to fall in that category, do not hesitate to e-mail the columnist. He is free this weekend. mong the American male population -a very distinct subculture, I understand -only a few holidays are celebrated. Because of that, today is a rare treat, perhaps the rarest to any man who enjoys the following: basketball, beer, recklessness, self-indulgence, beer, running amok, green beer, irrationality, more beer, fun. To take full advantage of today's festivities, you no doubt have put your bracket in ,4 0,04k I& a pool with friends. If you don't mind taking a few minutes, you can use today as a teaching tool. You see, your bracket is Tyler Jett an objective measure The Jett Stream of exactly what type tjett@alligator org of person you are. Twitter @iamtyler The same can be said about looking at your friends' brackets. To understand yourself, or your friends, ask yourself exactly why you picked certain teams to win. "Because they are the better team," you say. But are they? Think about it. You rode the highest seeds: You are conservative, and you should be. You come from an upper-middle class home. You SEE TYLER, PAGE 19 0 Registration ends at noon today, so hurry up and fill out your brackets at alligator.org/bracket_2011. The grand prize is a $500 Best Buy gift card, and anyone who beats sports editor Adam Berry is eligible for a $100 Gator City gift card. 0 Follow alligatorSports basketball writer Greg Luca on Twitter at twitter.com/alligatorSports. Greg will be providing updates from Tampa throughout the day, including random musings, basketball analysis and live posts from the Florida-UCSB game at 6:50 p.m. 0 Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl may not be with the Volunteers next season, according to multiple reports. UT athletic director Mike Hamilton told a Knoxville, Tenn., radio station, "The jury is out on what's going to happen with that at this point."

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WR Hammond back on scholarship FOOTBALL, from page 18 to work out at the NFL Combine or for pro scouts. Jenkins got out of his shoulder sling just two weeks ago. "There is no contact," Muschamp said. "He felt like he could help the situation by coming back and getting his shoulder healthy." HAMMOND BACK ON SCHOLARSHIP: Muschamp said Frankie Hammond Jr. is once again playing on Football scholarship for UF after having his revoked last season. The redshirt junior wide receiver was arrested last summer for driving under the influence but returned to the team following a two-game suspension, albeit without a scholarship. Hammond, listed as a starting wide receiver on the preseason depth chart, caught 22 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games last year. Gators relying on relays to help carry team SWIM, from page 18 compete on the first day of the competition and has to do in two days what the other swimmers hope to do in three. "She's got to be tough with the way she goes about it, but there's no one more articulate with the way they train," Troy said. Crippen will swim in the 800-yard freestyle relay, one of Florida's four qualified relays. Troy said the success of the relays is key for the team, which has placed in the top 10 the past 10 years, to bring home a win. "This is the first time this season we've had everyone healthy," he said. "Hopefully our relays are going to be a little better, and it will be real key for us. Troy said he expects the major contenders to be No. 3 Stanford, No. 2 California and No. 1 Georgia, the team that narrowly beat the No. 7 Gators at the Southeastern Conference Championships last month. "They all look good on paper, but fortunately the meet isn't swum on paper," he said. "And then there's another eight to 10 teams that are all in the mix, and we're certainly one of those." 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20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 UF SOFTBALL Bruder launches two homers in doubleheader sweep By STEPHEN SHEEHAN Alligator Writer No one was going to get Kelsey Bruder out Wednesday. After hitting the ball hard, but often into defenders' gloves, the past few series, Bruder broke through with six hits, six runs and nine RBIs in the No. 2 Gators' pair of wins against Mississippi State. Although she missed the cycle by only a triple, Bruder went a perfect 4 for 4 in the second game, raising her average to .395. The senior blasted two home runs, including a three-run shot as UF (27-1, 4-0 Southeastern Confergrand slam of the season. ence) dismantled the Bulldogs (1214, 2-2 SEC) 18-1 in Game 2. "It's really hard not to get down on yourself when you think you're hitting the ball well," she said. "You just got to keep pushing along. I'm not fast enough for a triple, so I think this is one of my better days." Florida's power stroke didn't stop with Bruder, as senior Megan Bush and sophomore Brittany Schutte launched home runs of their own. In UF's 8-0 Game 1 victory, Bush smashed a ball for her second After getting pitched around early on, Schutte slammed a threerun homer as part of her fiveRBI effort in the second game. It was also an encouraging afternoon for freshman third Bruder baseman Kasey Fagan, who had a solid day defensively and at the plate. After coming to UF as one of the top high school players in the nation, she hasn't made as many "Defensively, she hadn't made flashy plays as some expected. those plays for us yet, but she did But Fagan showed some seria good job." ous glove skills with an acrobatic Freshman Hannah Rogers condiving catch on a sharply hit ball to tinued to dominate, picking up her right. She also knocked down two more wins to improve to 13-1. a ball and flipped it to shortstop The young righty needed only Cheyenne Coyle, who was cover53 pitches to get through Game 1 ing third base. and threw 36 in four shutout inShe broke out of a 1-for-15 nings in Game 2. slump with two hard-hit RBI sinWith a 0.51 earned run average, gles. Rogers has matched senior StephaWhile she hasn't been consisnie Brombacher pitch for pitch. tent at the plate, she has stepped "Hannah's amazing," Bruder up when it counts. said. "She's pitching well beyond "She's hitting really well in SEC her years. We're lucky to have play," UF coach Tim Walton said. her." Lacroix secures place in UF history with recent accolades 0 THE NO. 13 FLORIDA MEN'S TEAM WILL TAKE ON NO. 3 USC TODAY. By THOMAS NASSIFF Alligator Writer When Alexandre Lacroix arrived at Florida four years ago, he came in with the burden of expectations on his shoulders. But in his time as a Gator, Lacroix has successfully dealt with the pressure of being a highly sought recruit en route to transcending greatness in Florida tennis history. Last week, he notched two major careerspanning milestones in Florida's 6-1 drubbing of then-No. 35 Alabama. He became the winringest doubles player in UF history, as he and partner Sekou Bangoura Jr. beat Alabama's duo of Ricky Doverspike and Jarryd Botha to give Lacroix his 94th doubles victory. Later in the match, Lacroix toppled Doverspike in straight sets for his 100th career singles win. Reaching those milestones boosted Lacroix to being named the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Week on Wednesday. While the numbers carry an impressive weight, Lacroix's workethic and journey to his current success has made his career special. Coach Andy Jackson said Lacroix came to Florida as an unpolished doubles player, making his achievement even more remarkable. "Alex has really taught himself how to play doubles here," Jackson said. "We want younger guys who are learning to play doubles to see that the guy who won more matches at Florida .didn't come in as a fantastic doubles player in juniors, but learned to play as time went on." Looking back at his earlier years, Lacroix said the hardest part of learning the doubles game was adapting the singles play he honed during junior tennis. "It shows that after a few Ten n is years, you can play anything even if you're not tall or you can't volley well at first," he said. "It means a lot to have that record." While his hard work brought out the best of Lacroix on the doubles court, he has always been known for his dominance in singles. Currently ranked No. 6 in the ITA singles rankings, Lacroix is an intimidating opponent, and he has proven himself against the top players in the nation throughout his career at Florida. 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24, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 Injuries ending Noble's career 0 THE FRESHMAN HAS DEALT WITH ANKLE, SHOULDER AND BACK PROBLEMS THIS YEAR. By ALLISON BANKO Alligator Writer Numbness shot from her neck and tingled down to her fingers. Despite the pain, freshman Brittney Noble told her coaches, "I can do this. I can do it. I can push through." They told her, "Absolutely not." She had to see a specialist. That's when the truth hit. Hard. After dealing with a slew of injuries including those in her ankle, shoulder and back, Noble learned a week ago her gymnastics career is likely over. She has a disc in her back pressing on her spine -damage that coach Rhonda Faehn said is so severe she doesn't expect her return to competition for the Gators. "My heart just breaks for her because I know how talented she is," Faehn said. "However, her body is just not kind to her. It's something that's very, very serious, and this is very difficult for her. She's going to have to go through a grieving process." Faehn said Noble's work ethic and passion will suit her well in the future, but sacrificing her body for gymnastics isn't the right decision. "She has the rest of her life," she said. "I told her that she has to be able to one day run outside with her children and play sports with them and lift them up. Gymnastics is not her identity. "It's been a beautiful part of what her life is, but she's going to have to go through the grieving process and know that there's something better for her out there that she's going to channel her passions toward." Noble only competed in the season opener before going on a five-meet hiatus, returning to the floor routine with less-thanstellar performances later in the year. By the time it came to the last regular-season meet against Florida freshman Brittney Noble learned last week that her gymnastics career has likely come to an end due to a disc in her back pressing against her spine, causing severe damage. Noble competed in two meets this season. Utah, Noble's condition was so severe she couldn't travel with still hopes to have Noble with the team on the sidelines. the team. "If she's capable without being in pain, I know she's on a She couldn't even sit up for more than 15 minutes without lot of pain medication right now, she will travel with us the having to lie down. rest of the year," she said. "I would absolutely love for her to But with the two biggest competitions of the year left, the be there on the sidelines cheering, but it's a matter of what her Southeastern Conference and NCAA championships, Faehn body can handle." 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. UFjStudent Health Care Center U UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA


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