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Funeral today for UF freshman
m MOLLYAMMON DIED SUNDAYAT A
CONDO IN MADEIRA BEACH, WHERE
SHE WAS SPENDING SPRING BREAK.
By HANNAH WINSTON
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
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
Catholics dress for Mass. Children
don green for fear of being pinched. A
beer tanker lurches as its driver unloads
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."
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."
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
"St. Patrick is one of the top saints that
Catholic schools are named after," Aker-
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
SEE ST. PATTY'S, PAGE 4
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
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
"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
(right) oversaw his
first spring practice
to finally be back
on the field
after months of
See Story, Page 18.
Squirrel attacking residents of Vermont neighborhood
BENNINGTON, Vt. - A Vermont
neighborhood is being stalked by a renegade
Several people in Bennington say they've
been attacked by a squirrel over the last few
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
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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Festival to showcase films on environmentalism
By DANIELLE ALVAREZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gainesville residents searching for ways to make their rou-
tines more green can educate themselves by attending the Cin-
ema 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 Mu-
seum and The Venue.
This year's festival will have additional student partici-
pation from several grade schools of Alachua
Local County. Students from kindergarten to 12th
News 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 ':, _ _., " 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
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 $50. General Admission for each film is $5.
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Student's parents knew she drank
AWMIVIUN, from page 1
"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 im-
age, statistics say otherwise when it comes to
heavy drinking. Compared to the national av-
erage "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 de-
creasing 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
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 to-
On Monday, his order arrived:
1,000 pounds of shepherd's pie, 200
pounds of corned beef and two cases
Yesterday morning, he loaded
his next order out of a diesel tanker
parked in Alligator Alley: 40 kegs of
With a packed house by 11 this
morning, he predicts it will be all
for large crowds
gone by 2 a.m. Friday.
Aside from watching Florida bas-
ketball, Goodman has two ' :, -' I:' -
on the night's agenda.
Last year, they were the bar's cen-
"Everyone stopped," he said. "Ev-
Despite the increased volume of
customers expected in
Student his bar, Goodman said he
Life sees the holiday as more
than a excuse to booze.
"The bottom line is this: It's not a
drinking b. .1,.1:, " he said. "It's the
average heritage holiday."
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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
"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
He said tasks will include participants buying meals, pil-
lows or jackets for homeless people they meet and listening to
"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."
The activities are open to both individuals and organiza-
tions. The registration fee is $5 and $25, respectively.
GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION
Student voter turnout traditionally low in city elections
By MEREDITH RUTLAND
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
In the November midterm elec-
tion, 804 of 4,709 registered people
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."
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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Legal medical marijuana
The Editorial Board is pretty straight-laced, no matter
the preconceptions people have of college newspa-
We're not the crazy, liberal hippies some people make
us out to be.
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-
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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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
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
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.
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
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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-
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ics instead of focusing on job growth, economic prosper-
ity and the other affairs they were -.... 11...,I elected to
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If the next president doesn't know history
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-
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
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-
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
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
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Review, Harvard U. via UWIRE
8, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
UF Ph.D. candidate recounts earthquake in Japan
By MORGAN WATKINS
Shinichi Amano was napping
with his 3-year-old daughter in his
Tokyo apartment when the shaking
He wasn't alarmed at first. In
Japan, earthquakes are a regular oc-
"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
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.
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-
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
"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
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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
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-
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
"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
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
How about some Irish whiskey?
You can't go wrong with Bushmills or
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
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,
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
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$4.45. M-F - lam-5rpm Sa 11am-
3:30pm 1121 W Universriy Ave.
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Great Chicago Style pizza. Quick
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Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine.
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11 am-8pm. 505 NW 13th St.
The best Indian food in Gaines-
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12, ALLIGATOR *thursday, march 17, 2011
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
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-
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
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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
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-
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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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
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
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
"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-
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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****4/2 3962 W University Ave.****
Living room, dining room & family room,
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W/D, central heat/air
Avail. Aug 1, $1400 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
*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
a l For Rent
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
1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses and apartments
available for August. All close to campus.
Most pets accepted. Call 870-2760. 4-20-
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-
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
SGainewi Student entails
------------ Near UF -----
@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
Amazing townhome with everything included!
Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/
dryer. Cobblestone Apts. Call now: 352-377-
All inclusive townhome with everything in-
cluded! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture &
washer/dryer. The Laurels Apts. Call now:
Trying to find a place to live
stressing you out?
Call 352-375-7104 today!
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
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.
$729/mo new arlington square summer-sub-
lease may1-aug15 spacious studio, cable/
internet, washer/dryer, furnished, contact
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
ME, N Roommates J
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Roommate wanted $400. 3/2
Grad student preferred. Quiet Lakefront
house. 1/2 utilities. 352-281-2200 or
New 2/2.5 Fully Furnished except for bed-
room in Grantwood Condominiums 2.5 miles
$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
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.
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
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-
NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UF
For Info on ALL Condo for Sale,
Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or
Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551
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
WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS - New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879
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
BED - QUEEN - $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
BED - FULL SIZE - $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
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MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
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
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
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Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846
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.
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
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
GOATS FOR SALE
Charlie - 352-278-1925 4-20-70-10
FULLSERVICE MOTORCYCLE -SCOOTER
REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM
& AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE
PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-20-
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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
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
Rent for a day, week, month or semester.
Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271
***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-
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
WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973
Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville
I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
60 day payoff
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down!
No credit check
Cash vehicles $1000 and up!
92 Eagle Talon $1699
89 Ford Bronco II $1499
97 Pontiac Transport $1499
96 Chevy Blazer $1999
98 Cadillac Deville $1999
95 Ford Explorer $1999
98 Ford Expolorer $1999
97 Lincoln Town car $1999
98 Landrover Discovery $4999
01 Chevy Silverado $4999
99 Ford F150 $5999
98 Dodge Durango $6999
SUNRISE AUTO SALES
No credit check
Move vehicles $500 & up!
SUNRISE AUTO SALES
No credit check, buy here pay here
Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans
30 day warranty
02 Dodge Neon $4500
00 Chevy 3500 $5900
02 Chevy Camero $6999
03 Ford Taurus $6999
05 Saturn Ion $7999
04 Toyota Corolla $7999
04 Kia Sorento $8999
03 Nissan Altima $9999
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring W2 and drive home today!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans
Over 150 vehicles in stock!
SUNRISE AUTO SALES
Bring W2 and drive home today!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans
30 Day Warranty
We Buy Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV's, etc...
Bring your title and get CASH TODAY!
Call Gary at 352-682-8838,
email email@example.com or
stop by 3535 North Main Street. 3-30-20-
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
* ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade*
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009.
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Training and liability insurance provided.
352-240-5053 if interested.
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
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ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings or investing
$300 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for
various positions. Flexible schedules and
competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more
at www.gleim.com/employment 4-20-10-
$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! - Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 sandysresale.com 4-20-10-70-14
Gator Tail Dancers
Call 352/672/1892 3-29-10-60-14
* 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
***ATTENTION SMOKERS !0*
**Do you want to quit smoking?00
Smokers needed to participate in a smoking
cessation study. You may be compensated.
Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 870-
6509 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-20-
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
Earn $1000 to $3200 per month
to drive our cars with ads.
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, OTAto 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
$12.00/hour. Weekend Work.
State Mental HIth Treatment Fac
Call Grady Carthon(352)264-8248 3-31-
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The Village, an upscale retirement commu-
nity, 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
- One to three years management experi-
- 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
email@example.com or fax to 352 371
Web Design Internship
in busy marketing department
$10 hr. & monthly travel stipend
352.291.4537 ext. 7444
First Care of ~ /2
No Appointment Needed! RTS
(352) 373-2340 #5 & #43
4343 Newberry Road, Suite 10
P/T babysitter wanted for fun 2 yr old, now
through fall. $12/hr, refs/resume required.
Must have reliable transportation have expe-
rience with kids under 3, patience, creativity.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. 3-18-11-
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 en-
joy 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
PT or FT for a doctor's office.
Email resume to: email@example.com
Love writing? Looking for writers for origi-
nal 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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
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TYRANT HOP DESK
Bookkeeper - PT for immigration law firm.
5-10 hrs/wk. Proficient in Quick Books Pro.
1 yr commitment. Resumes to
Receptionist - PT for immigration law firm.
28 hrs/wk. Bilingual Spanish-Engl a plus.
Proficient in MS Office. 1 yr commitment.
Resumes to email@example.com.
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
Volunteers needed for horse/barn care as
our therapy program grows.
Kaley1999@aol.com (352) 494-1714
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 Headlines
in Thornebrook Village. Take over clientel
and handle walk-ins. Come by or call Jane at
375-7833 for more information.
VIDEO SPECIALISTwanted at the University
of Florida Center for Instructional Technology
and Training. Video position requires exper-
tise 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.
F/T Legal Secretary/Office Administrator,
salary negotiable. Call Carrillo & Carrillo @
Beginning Tennis Instructor (part time),
starting in April. $30 per hr, $15 each hr af-
terwards. 15 minutes from campus. Email
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 3-22-
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.
LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Servers wanted, Experience required. Apply
in person between 1:30 pm and 6 pm at 7038
NW 10th place near 1-75 and Newberry Rd or
9513 NW39thAve & 1-75 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, in-
cluding 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 401lbs, punctual, & 18 years or
older. 352-332-2933 3-22-11-5-14
Sunday only in exchange for lessons
or boarding at Hunter/Jumper facility.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 352-359-4149
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 email@example.com 3-23-
Account Director/Project Manager wanted
for Gainesville web design company. Web
design/marketing experience required. Email
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 5-24-11-30-
Web Designerwanted for Gainesville web de-
sign company. Outstanding graphic design,
Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, XHTML &
CSS experience required. Email resume to
Web Programmer wanted for Gainesville
web design company. ASP.NET, C#, SQL
Server, HTML, XML experience required.
Email resume to email@example.com. 5-24-
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
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
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
SPRING HAS SPRUNG
The time is now to have your lawn & shrubs
look their best. Call PROGREEN at 378-
0069 to schedule an appointment today
INSURANCE -WE REPRESENT OVER 100
COMPANIES. HOME, AUTO, LIABILITY.
WHY PAY MORE?
Trusted Choice Agency 352-371-9696
Since 1997. (352) 804-1113 4-20-11-26-
ll Health Services
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
A Woman's Answer Medical Center
Think you might be pregnant?
Testing, confidential advising
Unplanned Pregnancy? Consider Adoption.
Living, Medical & Counseling Expenses
Paid. Private & Confidential. Call Atty. Ellen
Kaplan 1-877-341-1309 (FL Bar #0875228)
* FREE HIV TESTING 0
(mouth swab) for UF students
GatorWell Health Promotion Svs.
Call 273-4450 for appointment. 3-18-11-
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 im-
proving 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.
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
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
What's your "Plan B"?
Go to www.sambellgreen.com
then call Sam at (352) 316-2955
Marriage Green Cards, Natz, H1B Visas
0 1 Event s
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.
WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun - Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public We-Fr-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk
Skeet - Trap - Olympic Trap -5 Stand
Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville * Better Prices
Better Fields * Better Call 371-2092
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CPR training is back!
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Muschamp, Gators open spring practice season
By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
After months of anticipation
and plentiful talk about the tran-
sition, Will Muschamp oversaw
his first practice as Florida's head
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
"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
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
Muschamp said much of that
choice was based on his inability
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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
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
"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
mong the American male population
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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
"There is no contact," Mus-
champ said. "He felt like he
could help the situation by com-
ing back and getting his shoulder
HAMMOND BACK ON SCHOLAR-
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
"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
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-
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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-
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are stereotyped as "hustlers" and "gym rats." You wear flan-
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Bonaroo last summer, but only because you heard its a good
place to find drugs. You were planning to get your degree, but
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Bruder launches two homers in doubleheader sweep
By STEPHEN SHEEHAN
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
Florida's power stroke didn't
stop with Bruder, as senior Me-
gan Bush and sophomore Brittany
Schutte launched home runs of
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
It was also
Bruder baseman Kasey
Fagan, who had
a solid day defensively and at the
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-
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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Alligator, Thursday, March 17, 2011
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
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
Open players who had gone unnoticed now
receive the ball, and one-man possessions have
been all but eliminated from Florida's reper-
"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
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
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-
"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."
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
"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
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-
In the same way, Florida's veterans have had
to tame their personal expectations to make the
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-
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
"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
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."
The entire team is close, but none are
closer than the guard tandem of Walker and
"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
"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-
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,"
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
With egos removed and a devotion to
team play firmly in place, only one question
remains: Why not win a national champion-
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Florida looking to make deep tourney run after early exit in 2010
By GREG LUCA
Alligator Staff Writer
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
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
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-
"That really gave us a good experience getting there,"
Parsons said. "We have a lot better understanding of it
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."
24, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
* THE FRESHMAN HAS DEALT WITH ANKLE,
SHOULDER AND BACK PROBLEMS THIS YEAR.
By ALLISON BANKO
Numbness shot from her neck and tingled down to her fin-
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
"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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