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VOLUME 105 ISSUE 66


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Not officially associated with the University of Florida


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


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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011


Machen names



committee to



advise UFPD


* THE COMMITTEE WILL
HAVE EIGHT MEMBERS.

By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Staff Writer

UF President Bernie Machen
announced the members of the
Ad Hoc UFPD Campus Advisory
Committee on Wednesday, follow-
ing up on a promise to improve
communication between UPD and
the rest of the campus community.
UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes
said the eight members were cho-
sen to represent all shareholders on
campus, including students, fac-
ulty and administration.
The committee will advise the
police chief on issues directly affect-
ing the campus community, includ-
ing officer-student relationships
and the use of force by police.
"The goal obviously is to en-
courage some open discussion on


tough subjects," Sikes said.
Three students will sit on the
committee, including Student
Body President-elect Ben Meyers,
three faculty members, University
Police Chief Linda Stump and a
representative for university ad-
ministration.
Meyers, who will take office this
summer, said so much of the trou-
ble surrounding UPD-student re-
lationships stems from each party
not understanding the motivations
of the other. He said he hopes this
committee will help prevent mis-
understandings in the future and
rebuild trust after incidents such
as the shooting of graduate student
Kofi Adu-Brempong last spring.
"Opening up the lines of com-
munication between the student
body and UPD is going to be criti-
cal to repair the wounds that have
been made over the past couple of
years," Meyers said.


Regretting Rick?


Polls show GOP rifts


By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Writer

Although Gov. Rick Scott has had
a shaky relationship with GOP lead-
ers in the state legislature since he
took office in January, several Repub-
licans at UF are choosing to stand by
the former health executive-turned-
politician - at least for now.
A Quinniplac University poll re-
leased April 6 showed that voter
disapproval for Scott has more than
doubled since Feb. 2. In April, 48 per-


cent of voters who responded disap-
proved of Scott's work so far, while
35 percent approved.
In Quinniplac's February poll, 35
percent of those polled approved of
his work so far while
State only 22 percent did not.
News In a poll by Public
Policy . 11. l ,,, released
March 29, respondents indicated that
in a hypothetical rematch Scott would
lose to Sink in a 56-37 result.
Sixteen percent of polled voters
SEE SCOTT, PAGE 4


LOCAL

Former City Commission,


mayor candidate arrested


By KAT BEIN
Alligator Staff Writer


A former candidate for Gainesville mayor
and City Commission was arrested Tuesday
night for sexual crimes committed almost a
year ago.
Oswald "Ozzy" Angulo, turned himself
into Gainesville Police and admitted to the
felony sexual assault charge Tuesday, ac-
cording to GPD spokeswoman Tscharna
Senn.
Last July, Angulo was watching a movie at
the victim's home with her and her friend.
The victim, a woman in her 20s who had
never had a sexual relationship with An-
gulo, fell asleep before the movie was over
and awoke to find Angulo performing oral


sex on her.
She pushed him away, and he left imme-
diately.
The woman told her friend, but she didn't
report the incident to police until March 7.
GPD detectives opened
an investigation and, on
Tuesday, issued a warrant
for his arrest.
Angulo turned himself
into police at 11:12 p.m.
Tuesday and was taken
to jail. He was released at
about 1:30 a.m. Wednes-
day on $30,000 bond.
Besides his political pursuits, Angulo has
been attending Santa Fe College and volun-
teering at the St. Francis House.


* UF sophomore
goalkeeper Mikey
Meagher (right)
will lead the No.
6 Florida lacrosse
team against
No. 2 Northwestern
in a battle of con-
ference unbeatens
today at 6:30 p.m.
See Story, Page 18.


Ohio police chief cancels hundreds of speeding tickets


HAMILTON, Ohio - Motorists
are off the hook for more than 900
speeding tickets automatically issued
by a mobile police camera in south-
west Ohio.
The camera had been stationed
in a park in Hamilton on April 2 at
the same time a youth soccer tourna-
ment, the Mid-American Soccer Clas-
sic, was being held.
Police Chief Neil Ferdelman tells


The JournalNews of Hamilton that
he canceled the tickets because of
the tournament, which he says drew
many out-of-towners who were un-
aware the camera was in use.
At $95 each, the 900 tickets would
have totaled more than $86,000.
The chief says 70 of the tickets were
mailed. Those motorists have been
sent letters telling them: never mind.
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Sir Mix-A-Lotta Cello
Comedian Jim Tavare performs in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom Wednesday night. Tavare,
who played Tom the Innkeeper in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and placed
fourth in season six of "Last Comic Standing," used a large cello as part of his skit, even
playing his own rendition of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back."


Today


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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Spirit Night
Today, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Chick-fil-A on Archer Road
Benefiting Preston Winslow's
bone marrow transplant.
Twenty percent of all sales
will go directly to the Winslow
family. Email prestonsleague@
gmail.com for more informa-
tion or to get a flier for dona-
tion.

PAM Drag Show
Today, 8 p.m.
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom
Hosted by Jujubee, Pride
Awareness Month's "The Diva
Wears Prada, a Drag Show"
will feature drag queens from
"RuPaul's Drag Race," drag
kings, UF students and com-
munity members strutting
down the catwalk. The show
is open to the public and free
of charge. Visit ufpam.org for
more information.

Europe at the Harn
Today, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Harn Museum of Art
Some of the fun activities
include Make a Postcard of
Europe, Art Meets Music and
mini language lessons.
The Mystery of the Missing
Masterpiece is an in-gallery
mystery for visitors to solve.
It's up to them to discover who
stole a missing work of art
from the Harn, why they took
it and where they've hidden it.
Get started now by viewing the
videos at the Harn's Facebook
page: http: / / www.facebook.
com / HarnMuseumofArt.

Tie Dye for Tissue Donation
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Plaza of the Americas
Come celebrate Donate Life
Month with Get Carded by
tie-dying free t-shirts donated
by LifeSouth. Sign up to be an
organ and tissue donor, and
help UF win the collegiate
donor registration challenge.
More than 1 million tissue
transplants are done each
year, and the surgical need for
tissue has been rising steadily.
One tissue donor can help 50
people.

A Starry Night: The
Masquerade
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom
Put on a mask for Pride
Awareness Month's
Masquerade. Free food and
refreshments will be provided
as well as a limited supply of
masks. Dress to impress. For
more information, visit uf-
pam.org.

Gator Stompin' Pool Party
Friday, noon to 4 p.m.
The Enclave
Come to the official Gator
Stompin' Pool Party hosted
by The Vault Nightclub and
Pledge 5 Foundation. Free


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entry for those who pledge
five hours of public service.
Come enjoy free food, drinks
and music.

LifeSouth and UF Rec Sports
Blood Drive
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LifeSouth Community Blood
Center on 13th Street
Come out to support the lo-
cal community as well as
the UF Men's Rugby Club
during its semiannual blood
drive. There will be food, re-
freshments and car washes
for all who donate. For more
information, email bstubby@
ufl.edu.

Robot Demonstration
Monday, 2 p.m.
New Engineering Building,
Harris Rotunda
Twenty-five students in the
Intelligent Machines Design
Laboratory course will be
presenting their robots and
two other prize-winning
robots designed and built
at UE The autonomous mo-
bile platforms for the course
were designed this semes-
ter. See http://mil.ufl.edu/
imdl/robot_1info_sll.htm
for more info.

Victoria's Secret PINK
Collegiate Showdown
Ends April 21
The Collegiate Showdown
is a bracket-style voting
competition during which
59 schools compete to have
Victoria's Secret PINK host
its annual Back-to-School
Concert at the winning uni-
versity. Log in or sign up
at vspink.com/pinknation.
Votes can be cast once a day.
Last year's winner, West
Virginia University, re-
ceived a concert with Drake,
DJ Ire, PINK model Chanel
Iman and tons of prizes.

Got something going on?
Want to see it in this space?
Send an email with "What's
Happening" in the subject
lin e to I l. i ii ii. ' l l ,: ' ..
org. Please model your sub-
missions after above events.
Improperly formatted
"What's Happening" sub-
missions may not appear in
the paper. Press releases will
not appear in the paper.

NATIONAL
Maine man teaches legal pot
growing techniques
PORTLAND, Maine - A
Maine man is teaching people
how to grow medical marijua-
na at what's being called "Man-


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juana State University."
Fifty-six-year-old Ray Logan
has been growing marijuana for
30 years, but when he started it
was a recreational and illegal
hobby. Now he's taking advan-
tage of Maine's medical mari-
juana law to share his expertise
legally.
He taught his first class ear-
lier this month in Portland. More
classes are scheduled.
The Portland Press Herald
says Logan is offering three-hour
workshops for people who want
to learn how to grow high-quali-
ty marijuana in their homes.
Maine's medical marijuana
law allows registered patients,
caregivers and dispensaries to
grow marijuana to treat certain
medical conditions.
To avoid conflicts with po-
lice, Logan uses basil rather than
marijuana in his classes to dem-
onstrate the growing techniques.
- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

INTERNATIONAL
A Czech president to be sent
thousands of pens
PRAGUE - Some say the pen
is mightier than the sword. If true,
Czech President Vaclav Klaus will
soon be a very mighty man.
More than 5,000 Czechs have
signed up to a Facebook campaign
to mail pens to the president after
a video of him sheepishly pock-
eting a pen he took an obvious
liking to during an official sign-
ing ceremony last week in Chile
became widely popular on the
Internet.
Klaus says it's customary for
leaders to keep pens after signing
accords. But the manner in which
he sized up the pen - encrusted
with semiprecious Chilean stones
- and then sneakily slipped it
into his pocket while he sat at a
desk alongside Chilean President
Sebastian Pinera has earned him
the ridicule of some of his coun-
trymen.
"It seemed to me absolutely
inappropriate to do anything like
that during an official '-.:_ -.- i,, ii
said Vojtech Palous, a 23-year-old
student of medicine from Prague.
"To do that in front of televi-
sion cameras was just insane."
Palous said the country's im-
age will survive, but the video
makes the president seem a little
weird.
- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at 352-376-4458
or send an e-mail to editor@
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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 3


Greek students' grades


slightly above average


By MINA RADMAN
Alligator Writer

Members of UF's Greek commu-
nity are proud to flash their letters -
and not just the ones on their jerseys
and badges.
The average GPA for the Greek
community for the fall 2010 semester
was 3.28, according to the UF Interfra-
ternity Council.
This is slightly higher than the av-
erage university GPA for all students
that semester, which was 3.27.
"It's pretty typical for the Greek
GPA to be above the all-university
GPA," said Jack Causseaux, the asso-
ciate director for Sorority and Frater-
nity Affairs. "It has fluctuated, but it's
not out of the ordinary."


The Greek community expects
their members to have an above-av-
erage GPA, according to Causseaux,
because scholarship and academics
are two of the organization's main
principles.
He said the slightly above-average
GPA seems to dispel negative Greek
stereotypes.
GLifreek "They are not putting
--Life their academics ._.:. -,..J5,
he said.
Causseaux said the UF Greek com-
munity also has a higher GPA, on
average, than Greek communities at
other universities.
I ... : I.- who come here are pleas-
antly surprised by the chapters' per-
formance on this campus," Causseaux
said.


AROUND GAINESVILLE

New club opens downtown


By COURTNEY STEINBERG
Alligator Contributing Writer

A new club in Gainesville is giving away
$2,500 in prizes to celebrate its grand open-
ing.
The festivities at Fubar, once known as
Silver-Q, will include a beer pong tourna-
ment and scooter raffle Monday at 9 p.m.
The two-story club, 225 W. University
Ave., was recently renovated and will in-
clude a $100,000 lighting and sound sys-
tem.
Anyone 18 years and older can enter the
nine-table tournament for $10 a person as
long as one team member is 21 or older.
The first through fourth place teams will
win cash prizes ranging from $50 to $500.
Everyone who attends opening night
will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win
a $1,500 scooter from New Scooters 4 Less.
There will be free drinks all night, and
two live DJs will play a mixture of electro,
house and hip-hop music.
The Fubar in Orlando is one of the Uni-
versity of Central Florida's most popular
bars, so the owner, Matt Merdian, 35, decid-
ed to open one in downtown Gainesville.


He said someone would have to go to
Los Angeles or Las Vegas to be able to expe-
rience the same kind of light show his club
will provide.
Monday nights will be called Mug Night
Monday, where there will be weekly $250
beer pong tournaments.
"We'll be having the most
ridiculous drink specials that
Gainesville has ever seen."
Matt Merdian
Bar owner

Aside from opening night, the :- il i11
cost $9 to receive a Fubar mug and unlim-
ited drinks.
"We'll be having the most ridiculous
drink specials that Gainesville has ever
seen," Merdian said.
The club is non-smoking, which he said
allows for a healthier environment.
"Most people '-'"'-' ill do appreciate
not having to feel like they have to burn
their clothes, shave their head and scrape
their skin off at the end of the night," Merd-
ian said.


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UF ADMINISTRATION

Provost, president-elect discuss tuition increases


By HANNAH WINSTON
Alligator Writer

In an effort to calm tensions that
have risen between university ad-
ministration and some UF students,
UF Provost Joe Glover and Student
Body President-elect Ben Meyers
took to the podium Wednesday.
Speaking to a crowd of about
25 students, the two answered
questions regarding block tuition,
tuition increases and the overall fu-
ture of UF.
Block tuition would charge a
flat-rate tuition fee for 15 credit
hours, even if students take 12 or 18
hours.
Meyers said it's always great to
see students and administration
create a dialogue.
He said administrators and stu-
dents have the same desire to do
what is best for the university on all
issues.
Students in the crowd dis-
agreed.
They asked questions about un-
even student -to- teacher ratios and
tuition increases, but block tuition
still remained a concern for some
students.


"My purpose is not to sell [block
tuition] to you t ..I :, " Glover said.
He tried to explain the issue and
how it would affect specific cases.
He said block tuition would not
be imposed on graduate students
and it would apply only for the fall
and spring semesters. Also, block
tuition would affect only full-time
students or students who take 12 or
more credit hours a semester.
Glover said some of the best
initiatives the university has taken
have been opposed by students at
first.
"People fought like crazy against
critical tracking," he said referring
to the system that requires all stu-
dents to meet certain GPA and class
requirements to graduate.
Glover was also asked what the
revenue from the tuition increases
of the past year and years to come
will be used for.
"The general answer to that is:
The president always decides," he
said.
But he assured the group that
$10 million generated from the tu-
ition increase will be used to hire
new faculty this year.


IVIUA eeU/ MiiidgutUr OaldI
Virgil Mathis, a UF student, speaks out against block tuition in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on
Wednesday. Mathis, who works full time and doesn't receive scholarships, was considered "atypical" by
UF Provost Joe Glover during an Academic Issues Forum.


Obama: Cut spending, raise taxes on


* HIS PLAN IS TO REDUCE THE
DEFICIT BY $4 TRILLION.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - President Barack
Obama coupled a call for $4 trillion in long-
term deficit reductions with a blistering at-
tack on Republican plans for taxes, Medicare
and Medicaid on Wednesday, laying down
markers for a roiling debate in Congress and
the 2012 presidential campaign to come.
Obama said spending cuts and higher
taxes alike must be part of any deficit-re-
duction plan, including an end to Bush-era
tax cuts for the wealthy. He proposed an un-
specified "debt failsafe" that would go into
effect if Congress failed to make sure the na-
tional debt would be falling by 2014 relative


to the size of the overall economy.
"We have to live within our means, re-
duce our deficit and get back on a path that
will allow us to pay down our debt," the
president said in a speech at George Wash-
ington University a few blocks from the
White House. "And we have to do it in a
way that protects the recovery, and protects
the investments we need to grow, create jobs
and win the future."
Obama's speech was salted with calls for
bipartisanship, but also bristled with attacks
on Republicans. They want to "end Medi-
care as we know it," he said, and to extend
tax cuts for the wealthy while demanding 33
million seniors pay more for health care.
"That's not right, and it's not going to hap-
pen as long as I am president," he vowed.
Obama spoke to an audience that in-


cluded Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., author of the
House Republican budget that drew repeat-
ed presidential scorn. The Budget Commit-
tee chairman later told reporters he had been
excited to receive an invitation to the speech,
believing the administration was extending
an olive branch.
"Instead, what we got
was a speech that was
excessively partisan, dra-
matically inaccurate and
hopelessly inadequate to
addressing our country's
Boehner pressing fiscal challeng-
es," Ryan said. "What we
heard today was not fiscal leadership from
our commander in chief. What we heard to-
day was a political broadside from our cam-
paigner in chief."


the wealthy

Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, noted that
the administration has asked Congress to
raise the debt limit, but said, "the American
people will not stand for that unless it is ac-
companied by serious action to reduce our
deficit. More promises, hollow targets and
Washington commissions simply won't get
the job done."
The president spoke less than a week af-
ter he reached a compromise with Boehner
on an unprecedented package of $38 billion
in spending cuts for this year just in time to
avoid a partial government shutdown. Both
houses of Congress are expected to pass the
measure in the next 24 hours or so, closing
the books on the current budget year and
clearing the way for a far more defining de-
bate about the size and shape of the govern-
ment.


Polls indicate that Democrat Alex Sink would win in a rematch


SCOTT, from page 1

who said they voted for Scott also
indicated they would switch to
Sink, and 21 percent of Republi-
cans said the same.
Despite the fact that November
2010 exit polls expected Scott to
win the independent vote by eight
points, the March poll indicated
that in a rematch Sink would score
the independents' support by a 61-
29 margin of victory.
While Democrats' dislike of
Scott comes as no surprise, there is
concern that Scott's scruples with
Republicans in the legislature and
his actions concerning the budget
may have caused some Republican
voters to falter in their support for
the new governor.
Former chair of the UF College


Republicans and current UF law
student Bryan Griffin said although
Scott's recent actions cannot please
every Republican, let alone every
Florida resident, they are the nec-
essary moves for a state burdened
with economic woes.
"He has done what is necessary
to make sure Florida doesn't find
itself in a worse-off place finan-
cially," he said. "He's :.... h'o'.i
through with his campaign prom-
ises."
Griffin said sliding poll numbers
should not be taken as an ultimate
indicator of Florida voters turning
their backs on Scott, as such data
could be considered questionable
given the number of those willing
to answer the approval: .,r, " I I-.
who already have a bias in mind.
Nevertheless, he believes the
favorable fiscal results Scott will


bring to the state by the end of his
tenure will trump the backlash his
administration is feeling now.
Christine Pratt, a UF law student
and a registered Republican who
voted for Scott, said in an email in-
terview that she supports his bud-
get cuts because, while painful at
first, they will improve Florida in
the long run.
State When she gradu-
NeWS ates in May, she
hopes to practice
law for a government agency and
knows she'll feel the sting of those
cuts when she applies for those
jobs.
"But Rick Scott isn't imple-
menting these cuts to be evil and
i-,,._i,1 " she said. "He's trying to
do the right thing - he's trying
to keep the State of Florida out of
7-: :,,-,1 .. : .. - : "


Kenneth Wald, a distinguished
professor of political science at UF,
said the problems between Scott
and the Republicans in the Legis-
lature arise from his inexperience
with political office and the need to
listen to other officials, Wald said.
"He is trying to run the state as
if it were a corporation, and the re-
ality is you have a board of direc-
tors in the Legislature that wants
[to be] deeply involved," he said.
Albert Matheny, associate dean
of the UF College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences and a political science
professor, said in an email inter-
view it is unclear how Republicans
will handle Scott.
His campaign stance that con-
ventional politics pitting Repub-
licans against Democrats are a
problem in Florida made him un-
popular with traditional Republi-


can leaders in Tallahassee.
Scott's failure to consult Repub-
lican officials in the state capital
about his initiatives and his disre-
gard for their input will probably
upset even the most conservative
Republicans, he said.
Wald said Scott's ideologies are
more in line with the Tea Party than
the Republican Party as a whole.
If he appears to defer to a single
political faction like the Tea Par-
tiers, it could backfire by alienating
more moderate Republicans.
"We've seen Republicans dump
governors who they felt were too
far moderate," Wald said. "Wheth-
er they would dump somebody
who's too far to the right (is un-
certain)... we haven't seen that be-
fore."
Alligator "r,,tr Writer CJ Pruner
contributed to this report.





THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5


No Southern Accent concert celebrates CD release


The group spent 180 hours recording the CD


By ALEX ORLANDO
Alligator Writer

In the pitch dark of the Phillips Center Black Box The-
atre, a group of 18 students stands in a half-circle, hum-
ming.
Ever so slowly, the hum becomes more discernible.
"Wen-o-way-ooh-way," they repeat.
More voices chime in. The beat builds onto the harmo-
ny. Then come the words.
A song emerges. It's "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire.
Just as the song takes shape, they stop; waved off by
the arm of Christopher Rienas, who stands about 10 paces
away among the theater seats.
"Can you hear me?" one singer asks out of the cluster.
"Yes," Rienas says.
"Can you hear the bass mic?" asks another.
"Yes."
With another wave of his hand, Rienas sends them back-
stage for final adjustments.
This was just a snippet of the hour-and-a-half perfor-
mance Wednesday night. The show marked the release
of No Southern Accent's CD, "Group Therapy." The next
show is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m.
The group sang and beat-boxed 14 songs ranging from
"Heavy in Your Arms" by Florence and the Machine to
James Taylor's "That Lonesome Road."
Over the past year, the group recorded the CD in Rie-
nas' roommate's closet.
He said members spent 180 hours recording before the
CD's release in hard copy and on iTunes.
The night also marked the beginning of the end for its
senior members.
After four years of 10-hour-a-week practices, UF senior
Mallory Zuckerman said she'll miss those moments when
the group "gelled."
When she missed the first round of auditions as a fresh-
man, she remembers sending an email to the group, beg-
ging for a second chance. If the group gave her an opportu-


nity to sing, she wrote, it "wouldn't regret it."
Zuckerman said members took her email as over-confi-
dent. When she came in to audition, she said, they wanted
her to mess up.
She didn't.


She became one of the two female tenors to make it out
of the 50 auditioning.
Now, she said, she's closer than ever to the group.
"They're my soulmates," she said.
Reflecting on those moments at the end of the show,
Zuckerman looked as though she might choke up.
She finally found the word to describe her time.
"It's wonderful," she said.


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UF senior Mallory Zuckerman leads the rest of No Southern Accent, a co-ed a cappella group, Wednesday night at
the Phillips Center for Performing Arts to mark the release of the group's CD, "Group Therapy."


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Editorial

Warping Time

China's stance on TV

time travel ridiculous
Picture our television shows and movies swept clean
of any element that disrespectss history." According
the Chinese government, which apparently is trying
to make historical scholars out of its populace, shows and
movies shouldn't include elements of time travel lest they
change the look of history.
There's obvious hypocrisy in that statement when made
by a government that won't let its people research uprisings
against it. Beyond that, hearing about this policy made us
wonder what that change would look like in the U.S. Of
course, we'd be bereft of such high-brow concepts as driv-
ing cars at insane speeds toward town halls and having
Terminators appearing naked in little i,_,i._ - balls on LA
streets.
But beyond that, we can think of countless other instanc-
es in which writers have "disrespected history" by trying to
spice it up to entice viewers to watch something they other-
wise may not. Have you ever watched "The Tudors"?
As dismayed as we are when we see blatant sensational-
izing of history a la "The Kennedys," we understand the ar-
tistic license allowed to writers making shows or film. This
is their view of history, even if that means turning it into a
soap opera. Such a presentation may interest more people
in learning about the time period and people portrayed. As
for the time travel, that helps put the viewer in the midst of
the story and given era. We're not saying "Bill and Ted's
Excellent Adventure" was brilliant, but we can see the ap-
peal behind it.
And, note to China, putting embellishments on a story
loosely based on real events is far less offensive than ban-
ning people from seeing the facts altogether.


Lesson in Slavery


Teachers get put into
some tough positions,
and we're not even
talking about questions
about unions or budget cuts.
They have to find ways
to drive home the most
important concepts in our
society, and those often
bypass the three R's. How
do you teach a child about
slavery, a long blemish on
our country's record? How
do you get them to under-
stand such a grand scale of
injustice?
Dividing your class by
race and role-playing pur-
chasing slaves probably
won't drive the point home,
as Virginia fourth-grade
teacher Jessica Boyle now
knows.
Her April 1 lesson came


under fire from angered
parents. We understand
the outcry, but although it
seems like a stupid mistake,
we feel for Boyle, too.
Kids often can't see how
something would affect
them until it happens to
them, as the teacher knew.
However, the division by
race just gives white chil-
dren the wrong message:
It's not my history and not
my problem.
She should have taken
a different approach and
categorized the children
randomly. The worst road
to take, however, is to gloss
over the topic with a quick
mention. Slavery is and
will continue to be a touchy
subject for our country, but
we have to address it.


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Column

Obama charts middle ground on deficit


On the heels of an 11th-hour deal late Friday night that
averted a government shutdown, the real debate
has only now begun. Debate over the debt ceiling
will be heating up; if we stay on the current course, the U.S.
will reach the maximum borrowing limit of $14.31 trillion by
mid-May. Additionally, the fiscal budget for 2011-2012 will
be taking place. The reality of the situation is that the only
remedy would be major cuts, coupled with tax increases.
However, many on the right say we only have a spending
problem and not a revenue problem, and many on the left
refuse to cut spending in favor of only raising taxes.
President Barack Obama finally embraced main sugges-
tions from his National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility
and Reform, headed by former Republican Sen. Alan Simp-
son and Erskine Bowles, a former Chief of Staff to former
President Bill Clinton. Obama needs to embrace the Bowles
and Simpson plan.
The plan achieves fiscal sustainability and an almost even
split of tax increases and program cuts. In regards to taxes,
the plan would remove many of the tax deductions while
lowering the overall tax rate among all Americans. Another
novel idea I believe in is a reform of the tax code where the
billionaires are not grouped with those making $250,000. Ad-
ditionally, the plan will require cuts in the non-discretionary
budget from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the De-
partment of Energy. Obama plans a $400-billion cut over the
next 12 years as well as a pronounced decrease in defense
spending. The goal is to reduce the national debt by $4 tril-
lion over the next 12 years.
The Republicans are banking on Wisconsin Rep. Paul
Ryan and his "Path to -". -.I:'-i " which would eviscerate
branches of the government that the majority of Americans
approve of, such as Education and Labor. The cuts from the
non-discretionary budget here would be well over $1.6 tril-
lion, despite the fact that these programs are the most critical
to most Americans. The "Path to Prosperity" also keeps the
defense budget untouched despite the foreseeable mitiga-


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tions in both the Iraq and Afghan-
istan wars. Additionally, Paul's
reform would raise taxes for 95
percent of Americans.
It appears Obama has the peo-
ple on his side, as a Gallup poll
Chad Mohammed released today showed that 60
letters@alligatororg percent of Americans favor a tax
increase on the highest income
bracket and are apprehensive
about slashing domestic programs with a plurality against
cutting them.
With regards to Social Security, the best plan would be to
raise the age gradually from 67 to 69 and demand that the
highest income bracket contribute more. The Republicans'
path for prosperity ignores any means of rectifying the im-
peding long-term solvency of the program. Obama is correct
when it comes to the plan using Medicare's large size as le-
verage against higher prescription prices.
Regarding the debt ceiling, the limit was more than dou-
bled from below $6 trillion in 2001 to over $12 trillion by the
end of 2008. Since the financial downturn, the ceiling is now
$14 trillion. Finally, there seems to be some real apprehension
about raising the limit. But those on the right have the wrong
idea; they believe simply not raising the limit would fall to
bring about any repercussions. The fact is the limit needs to
be raised but large cuts must also be made to prevent an
increase of the limit further down the road. A fiscally savvy
budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year will be the first step to
sustainability.
Obama's plan will anger many on the left and even more
on the right, but it is the only viable way to set the country on
the correct path. Hopefully, those in Congress will be shrewd
enough to do what is best for us all and not make a budget
built on social issues and derision.
Chad Mohammed is a second-year chemical engineering major.
His columns appear on Thursdays.


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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 E ALLIGATOR, 7


Letters to the Editor
No one wants to be tolerated
The LGBT community doesn't really care
about tolerance. This couldn't be any clearer
after their reaction to Chick-fil-A.
Tolerance implies ,II. . ii'"i or suffering
through something you disagree with. The
owners of Chick-fil-A practice tolerance daily
in employing and serving members of the
LGBT community and treating them with the
same respect they offer to those who hold their
Christian values.
Yet not one word suggesting tolerance was
raised when the LGBT community discovered
Chick-fil-A had the audacity to hold a moral
belief different from their own. So much for
their vaunted tolerance. Their plea for toler-
ance is a sham. A tolerant world makes allow-
ance for disapproval of others' actions without
being called a bigot or a hatemonger.
What the LGBT community wants is open
approval and vigorous acclaim, as Megan Bis-
sell's column on Wednesday made clear.
Her world makes no :,II.. :,ii.:..- for be-
ing accepted or valued if her actions are not
heartily commended. Nothing will satisfy the
LGBT community but wholesale support and
praise.
Megan, though I do not know you, I do
value your life despite my inability to approve
of the way you choose to live it. Your worth
comes from your humanity, not your sexual-
ity. Love and disapproval are not mutually
exclusive. Just ask the father who checks his
alcoholic son into rehab.
Can you tolerate that?
Andrew Robb
UF Student


U U U


IChick-fil-A not anti-gay
If Megan Bissell labels herself as an angry
lesbian, I'd have to label myself as a broken-
hearted Christian. Why? Because it sucks
that our world breeds angry people, let alone
angry lesbians, and it sucks that "Chris-
tians" often have been the least compassion-
ate of all. For that, I'm sorry. Jesus' message
was uncompromising and offensive, yet the
soft-hearted flocked to Him because of His
supernatural love. I regret that many "Chris-
tians" don't follow His example.
As it concerns the WinShape Organiza-
tion and Chick-fil-A's support of it, I must
say Bissell's assertions are over-reaching.
After examining their websites, I disagree
with the claim that it is anti-gay and would
advise others to look for themselves. West-
boro Baptist Church is anti-gay; WmShape
is pro-Jesus. Their mission is to impact the
world around them by cultivating leaders
who have been revolutionized by the mes-
sage of Jesus. Via marriage, college and fos-
ter care, the only thing explicitly promoted
is the Bible.
While I sympathize with Megan's frus-
tration, it does not merit painting an orga-
nization as something it clearly is not. When
questioned on the matter, Chick-fil-A presi-
dent Dan Cathy responded with: "We have
no agenda against anyone. While my fam-
ily and I believe in the Biblical definition of
marriage, we love and respect anyone who
disagrees." It is the right of any patron to de-
cide whom they will support, but it is intel-
lectually dishonest to characterize Chick-fil-
A or WmShape as anti-gay.
Ryan Galloway
4EG


U U U


Abortion came as relief from pregnancy
I'd like to thank the Alligator for the cov-
erage of the abortion speakout sponsored by
the Gainesville chapter of National Women's
Liberation.
The article left out parts of my testimony
that were crucial to fully understanding the
experience of having an abortion. It was my
brief pregnancy that made me feel lonely
and terrified, not the abortion. After my
abortion, I felt tremendous relief. Yes, my
medical abortion was physically painful, but
nowhere near as painful as giving birth. The
entire experience was not as bad as I had
imagined, and I have no regrets, a sentiment
echoed by every woman who spoke out at
the event.
Facing an unwanted pregnancy is terrify-
ing. If I had no option but to endure the full
pregnancy, the terror would have only inten-
sified, as would have my feeling of isolation
and desperation to have some control over
my body and my future. I am now a mother
of two, and I know how emotionally and
physically exhausting pregnancy can be. No
woman ever should be forced to continue
a pregnancy she does not feel "ready" for.
Yet, women's options continue to be limited
more and more by the state legislature, and
we need to make our voices heard.
Whitney Mutch



Abortion changes lives for the worse
I wanted to respond to the Alligator's
April 10 article on the abortion rights event
at the Civic Center because on April 7, I
hosted a campus event with UF's Pro-Life


Alliance in the Reitz Colonnade for Florid-
ian women who regretted their abortion, an
event called "Silent No More," which WCJB
TV-20 News featured on the 6 o'clock news.
This event, juxtaposed with the women Sat-
urday, significantly enlightens the personal
repercussions of post-abortion.
Regardless of your stance on abortion's
effect on women, I believe everyone must
acknowledge, like Whitney Mutch, that
abortion changes the trajectory of one's
life.
At the event, Mary Huston had a similar
story to these women: She was 19, in col-
lege and pregnant.
Huston did choose abortion, but her flip-
pancy turned to regret, and 30 years later
she admits to the negative effects abortion
had on her health (she was unable to con-
ceive), her psyche (she spent years as an al-
coholic) and even her current marriage and
some of the tension with her new husband
that the abortion caused.
To be statistically accurate, abortion does
actually hurt women. A 2006 New Zealand
study shows 76 percent of post-abortive
teens experience severe depression, versus
31 percent of non-abortive teens. Pregnancy
should change the trajectory of one's life.
It's not Whitney Mutch's first child's
fault that he or she was conceived at an "in-
convenient time."
I think our children deserve better.
Florida's legislature realizes there is bet-
ter than abortion for our men, women and
children.
Caroline Pilgrim
UF student


UWire

AT&T T-Mobile merger raises concerns of a telecom duopoly


AT&T's acquisition of its competitor, T-Mobile, will give
birth to a new juggernaut in the American telecommu-
1 indications industry, producing a company which can
-...Ij j --.._.I, better serve its customers by providing a faster
and stronger network. But is it really worth risking consumer
interests?
The merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, the second- and
fourth-largest wireless service providers respectively, is expect-
ed to create a duopoly of AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which
makes the market far more consolidated than necessary. The
deal, which is expected to close in a year, makes AT&T by far
the largest service provider in the nation with 130 million total
subscribers. Various market analysts are raising concerns over
the upcoming change in the market.


Kenny Kyunghoon AT&T justified the acquisition
UWire �in a statement on March 20, claim-
ing that the acquisition will benefit
the customers by "enhancing net-
work capacity, output and quality in near term for both com-
panies' customers." This statement is realizable as AT&T and
T-Mobile have similar technology, and their networks, which
already cover large areas of the country, can contribute to each
other to create an even stronger and faster wireless network.
However, it still seems that consumers have more to lose
than to gain. The customers may enjoy enhanced services af-
ter the acquisition, but they have to expect a future increase in
price when two or three behemoths dominate the market.
Concerns over future price hikes are . II-r. ..,-ri.:.d. AT&T


presents itself as the provider of the highest quality mobile
services, which collides with T-Mobile's brand image as a pro-
vider of affordable services. Thus, some of T-Mobile's more
price-efficient contracts may be terminated or altered to main-
tam AT&T's brand image and profit margins.
In a recent media release by T-Mobile, the company sug-
gested that future rate plans may be subject to a price increase.
T-Mobile merely states "all customer contracts entered into
before the change of ownership will be honored (for their ap-
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When Beau Muniz walks around the UF cam-
pus, he's almost never seen without his head-
phones.
Muniz, a UF mechanical engineering sopho-
more, is like many students in that he listens to
music often and uses itto help him relax.
"I usually just listen to music to enjoy it," Muniz
said, "but sometimes music is the only thing that
can really calm me down if I'm mad about some-
thing."
As it turns out, Muniz may have stumbled natu-
rally onto something more effective than he real-
izes.
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sity Graduate School of Medicine in Japan indi-
cates that listening to music or comedy could do
more than release stress or anxiety - it actually
could help people on a physical level.
Led by researcher Eri Eguchi, the study found
that subjects who participated in bimonthly group
sessions of listeningto music or comedy saw their
blood pressure reduce significantly.
Those who participated in these sessions,
which consisted of an hour of listeningto music or
comedy every two weeks, saw their systolic blood
pressure drop by an average of five to six points.
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tive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medi-
cal Center. According to Miller, that drop in blood
pressure could be compared to a similar drop


produced by losing10 pounds, adopting low-salt
diet or taking medication to lower blood pressure.
Miller said that although the demonstrated
drop is somewhat modest, it could help lower the
risk of death from heart disease or stroke by 5 to
15 percent.
Eguchi said it isn't clear exactly how music and
laughter can help lower blood pressure, but he is
confident in the study's findings.
In contrast to the results from the groups that
received bimonthly treatment, a control group that
got no treatment reported no sign of lower blood
pressure.
"I think there's definitely
a physiological effect going
on, some sort of mind-heart
connection," Miller told CNN
Health.
W But Miller cautioned
against overextending the
study's findings, saying he wouldn't recommend
replacing medication with listening to music.
However, he said, "It could increase your likelihood
of going off medication or reducing the dosage."
So, just how much should students read into
these findings? One thing that's notable is the
study subjects' characteristics: men and women
between 40 and 74 years of age.
Jayne Standley, a professor of music therapy
at Florida State University whose focus is medi-
cal music therapy, said that although a wealth of
research shows that listening to music can affect
people physically, this study still stands out.


"Music can affect a number of physiological
levels," Standley said. "It can reduce heart rate
and help calm anxiety. But this study is unusual
because it's with blood pressure, which usually
doesn't have a response to music."
Standley said the study was something that
should interest music lovers of any age.
"People who love music can use it to their ad-
vantage no matter how old they are. It just has to
be the individual's preferred music."
Clifford Madsen is a colleague of Standley's at
FSU. He focuses on perception cognition in music
and has years of experience researching physi-
ological and psychological effects of music on
people.
"We used to think there was a specific music
that would make people physiologically excited
and other music that would calm them down,"
Madsen said. "What we've found after a lot of re-
search is that it isn't in the music but rather the
association in the music."
However, Madsen cautioned againsttakingthe
results of the blood-pressure study too seriously
because there always is variation when measuring
physiological reactions.
But he said there is one way young people can
get results.
"Something that we've researched at some
length is that you're not going to get any of the ef-
fects if you're multitasking," Madsen said. "You've
got to clear out your head and just go with the
sounds that are coming in. Background music
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thursday, april 14, 2011 *ALLIGATOR, 9


Downtown cupcake shop serves vegan-friendly fare
By BRITTANY BRAVE Yum Cupcakery, in November after wanted something more identifiable preferences. which are local providers.
avenue writer about seven months of business, with baking but original enough to "We find it depends on the cus- With another tentative locati


Claire Browning had to withdraw
from college during the spring se-
mester of her senior year. A roller-
blading accident caused her tofrac-
ture her back, and she said the time
off that followed left her restless.
Surrounded by business-savvy
people, Claire, 24, found herself
inspired and called her twin sister,
Stephanie, in the middle of class.
"Do you want to start a bakery?"
Claire, co-owner of Gainesville-
based Sarkara Sweets, asked.
Stephanie agreed, and the pair of
UF graduates, who had always loved
baking, got started right away.
"I'm glad we did," Claire said.
After closing their former business,


the two sisters decided to revamp
their cupcake shop, renaming it
Sarkara Sweets and filling it with
vegan-friendly fare.
They made the move downtown
to 201SWSecond Ave. and changed
the name to make their business a
more comfortable environment for
themselves and for their custom-
ers.
Claire said the transition was
rough, but ever since the move cus-
tomers have referred to the new lo-
cation as their "cupcake lounge."
"Hopefully it's a slightly more
enjoyable atmosphere to stay and
enjoy our treats," Claire said.
When it came time for a name
change, Stephanie said the pair


expand nationally and stand out
from other chains.
Sarkara, a Sanskrit word, de-
scribes a natural sugar and taste,
which Stephanie said fit perfectly
with the business's image and or-
ganic efforts.
Sarkara Sweets offers 21 kinds
of ready-made cupcakes for $3
each. Guests can pay an extra 50
cents to customize their cupcakes
with the shop's frosting and 40 top-
pings. All ingredients are vegan,
meaning no included animal prod-
ucts.
Claire said she and her sister
wanted the business to be a place
where diet restrictions wouldn't in-
terfere with people's cravings and


tomer's mood or personality type,"
Claire said. "We don't want to alien-
ate anyone, especiallysince our gen-
eration is very much into choice."
Sarkara Sweets also builds mu-
tual support with Gainesville busi-
nesses by including them in their
inventory and reaching out for their
ingredients.
These connections have helped
to sustain local businesses and
markets, Stephanie said, all the
while allowing Sarkara Sweets to
expand its own flavor and product
possibilities.
The pair reached out to
Gainesville Sweets for caramels,
and this month they will sell sodas
provided by E&K Floatz, both of


on


in the works, Stephanie said she's
working to collaborate with other
places.
"We put all this work and effort
intosomethingthatwe hopetheyfeel
safe and happy eating," Browning
said. "There's a high level of caring
aboutthe productand the customer."
The shop was chosen to host the
Victoria's Secret PINK Collegiate
Showdown today from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m., where UF currently is ranked
sixth out of 59 universities compet-
ingto win a free concert.
Students are welcome to pass
by the shop, cast votes and receive
free samples of Victoria's Secret
products and complimentary pink
champagne cupcakes.


Locals escape the day-job blues with casual jam sessions


By BENJAMIN EVANS
avenue writer


Gary Evans' light was the only one on in the
cul-de-sac Monday night. From the street, you
could see heads bobbing through the second-
floor window. Indoors, Justin Bieber's face
watched over the band from a calendar on the
wall.
Welcome to the weekly rehearsal of 10-
piece local music combo Uncle Morty's
Rhythm Cream.
Evans, a clinical psychologist during the
week, used to be an associate professor of
psychology at UF.
Now, along with his regular job, he hosts
UMRC's practices at his home and plays
drums in the band, which covers rhythm-and-
blues, pop and rock tunes.
It can be hard to schedule practices with
professional schedules, Evans said.
"With 10 people, you get three hours of


their life to practice," he said. "You better use
it."
Other band members, who are all local res-
idents, include Tim Ketterson, trumpet; LeVar
Thomas, lead vocals; Ken Booth, saxophone;
Marcy Coleman, vocals; Randy Hensley, gui-
tar; Doug Meyers, trumpet; Joel Schrank, key-
board and vocals; and Kevin Pizzuti, bass.
Evans also shares the stage with his
wife, Deb Evans. Deb, who works from
home, sings backup vocals with Coleman.
Monday, the band practiced upstairs in a yel-
low-painted room next to where the kids play.
Past the video games, past the stuffed bear,
past the framed crayon drawing of ladybugs
on the wall, next to the exercise equipment,
UMRC were set up in a circle.
The practice was casual. It was the kind
of casual that could come only from a band
with no dream other than to have a good time.
Larry, the neighbor, heard the band from his
driveway and went upstairs to sit through the


practice. Gary Evans, the unofficial band lead-
er, gave a couple of tips at the end of songs but
never more than a few constructive words.
No one argued about the band's im-
age; an almost uniform wear of khaki cargo
shorts and no shoes seemed to do just fine.
A few people had beers, but, with the kids
asleep downstairs, no one
got rowdy. Plus, they had to
stay on task.
While the band doesn't
have plans to pursue music
professionally, they do hope
to keep playing local shows
and events.
So far, UMRC has played atthe Kickin' Dev-
il Cafe, 2017 NE 27th Ave. in Gainesville, at a
charity event, at a holiday party and at a BBQ.
But the gig everyone is waiting for, "the big
one," Ketterson said, is Aug. 26, when they
play the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in down-
town Gainesville.


At rehearsal, the band blew through a set
of songs including John Mayer's "Waiting on
the World to Change" and The B-52s' "Love
Shack." The backup singers synchronized
their dance steps while Thomas belted out
soulful melodies.
The group found Thomas and saxophone
player Ken Booth on Craigslist.
Deb Evans said, "We listened [to Thomas]
and were like, 'This is the guy we've been pray-
ing for.'"
Booth, who said he has been playing the
saxophone for only two years, is the manager
of the UF Help Desk's Application Support
Center. "I've loved it," Booth said of playing in
the band.
Like Gary Evans, Ketterson is a clinical psy-
chologist. Ketterson also brings 30 years of
playing experience to the combo.
"We're weekend warriors," Ketterson said.
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10, ALLIGATOR * thursday, april 14, 2011


For fresh culture, head to Micanopy


By RICHARD 0. STEHLI
avenue writer


To most of us, Micanopy probably is
known as "thatexitoff Interstate 75just
south of Gainesville with Cafe Risque."
But don't be fooled: Although Micano-
py is one of the oldest towns in Florida,
it also might be one of the neatest.
It's stuffed to the rafters with trin-
kets, antiques, musical instruments,
old books and history, but it's still a
quiet, friendly, slow-paced Southern
town. Give it a few hours on a lazy Sat-
urday or Sunday afternoon and you're
sure to find somethingthat tickles your
fancy.
To start your journey, I would recom-
mend lunch. Right on U.S. Highway 441,
just a few minutes past Lake Wauberg,
you have two excellent choices: Blue
Highway and the Pearl Country Store.
The former serves pizza that could give
Satchel a run for his money.
However, if you're more in the mood
for barbecue like I was, go to the Pearl
Country Store. It may look like a gas
station, but hidden inside is one heck
of a good Southern eatery.
While sinking my teeth into a beef
sandwich that must have weighed a
pound - and it wasn't even the "jum-
bo" size - I felt the hectic college life
back in Gainesville begin to melt away.
The diners to my right were decked out
in hunting gear. On my left, a group of
bikers were out for a joyride. Decorat-
ingthe ceiling above me hung a model
airplane made of Beast cans. You won't
find that sort of decor in Midtown.
My first stop in Micanopy proper
was the history museum. Housed in-
side what used to be a warehouse and
a general store, the museum dedicates
half of its space to the Florida that ex-
isted before white settlement and half


to the history of the town of Micanopy.
Marnelle Cripe, a conservator at the
museum since its inception 21 years
ago, said the best thing about the mu-
seum is its dedication to authenticity.
"Everything here is real. We don't
use any replicas," Cripe said. "I work a
lot with the town archives to make sure
everything here is presented correctly,
just as it was."

"It's all happy things people will
enjoy. I can't call it a gift shop
or holiday shop, but ever since I
opened, it just slowly ezvolvezd into
- this."
MARLENE OBERST
The Shop owner


Next door to the museum is the
Mosswood Farm Store. Operating out
of a centennial cracker-style house,
the farm store sells a plethora of prod-
ucts aimed at natural and sustainable
living. Along with clothesline supplies,
natural soaps, aromatherapy goods
and environment-friendly cleaning
products, the store sells delicious ar-
tisan breads and pastries. Whether
you're keen on knife-making or totally
stoked to build your own brick oven,
the farm store has the literature you
need, offering a fantastic selection of
books on all types of do-it-yourself en-
deavors.
My next stop in town was Leonar-
do's, billed as a purveyor of "Antiques,
Junque, and Musical Instruments."
Along with the usual array of knick-
knacks and bric-a-brac, Leonardo's
sells new, used and refurbished instru-
ments. Some real gems among the
strings included a 50th anniversary
Les Paul, a Resonator mandolin and


a solid mahogany Fender ukulele. On
a cool-instruments-per-square-foot ba-
sis, Leonardo's is a musical jackpot.
A little farther down the street, I
encountered another Micanopy main-
stay, The Shop. The Shop is difficult
to describe. In a word: stuff. Room af-
ter room of it. You want giant ceramic
pears? Check. Have a thing for rooster
statues? Got 'em in spades. From dec-
orative birdcages to velvet pumpkins
and everything in between, The Shop
puts it all under one roof. Even the
furniture is for sale - even though you
can hardly see it under the thousands
of other eclectic items populating the
store.
Marlene Oberst has owned and op-
erated this unique shopping destina-
tion since 1980, and even she isn't
quite sure how to classify it.
"It's all happy things people will en-
joy," Oberst said. "I can't call it a gift
shop or holiday shop, but ever since
I opened, it just slowly evolved into -
this."
Along with a slew of antique shops,
Micanopy also has two used booksell-
ers, a stained glass store, an art gal-
lery, a gorgeous bed and breakfast,
and a fascinating store selling thou-
sands of cameos.
But the town isn't just about the
stores. In truth, you could go online
and buy any of the things you find here
- plus, you probably don't need an
antique butter churn in the first place.
There really is more to Micanopy than
its selection of purchase-worthy mer-
chandise.
There's a feeling about the place
that you never would be able to find in
Gainesville. It's the TV town you didn't
grow up in but always wish you did, a
place full of friendly folks and where
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amer Bait


Eamers, beware: Monopoly's not just a game


Ail is not well in the Mushroom Kingdom. There
is a boogeyman in the gaming industry - an un-
spoken Cthulhu-like horror that threatens to
derail all the progress the industry has made over
the years should it fully awaken from its slumber.
And, the most unfortunate thing about this threat is that
for much of the mainstream audience, this boogeyman is
the face of the industry and is as strong and terrible as the
mightiest of American corporations.
I'm referring to GameStop.
GameStop is the definition of a monopoly, and, as such,
it has more power in the industry than any of the world's big-
gest publishers like EA or Activision. The company can con-
trol what games are sold to consumers and, most dangerous
in the long run, limit the profits made by the game makers
themselves.
For the company's 2010 financial year, ending Jan. 29,
GameStop reported a record-high sales figure of $9.47 bil-
lion with sales of used games totaling $2.47 billion. That's
one hell of a piece of the pie graph.
I don't need to shout statistics to confidently say near-
ly everyone reading this column has bought a used game


Andrew Wyzan


from GameStop. When someone buys
a used copy of "Call of Duty: Black
Ops" for $5 less than a new copy, nei-
ther the publisher nor the developer
sees that money. The profit GameStop
earns from selling a $45 used game is
a heavy chunk of change.
See the problem?


Columnist Now, imagine not every game is
"Call of Duty," which is published by
the world's largest publisher and has
a large enough fan base to guarantee a profit. Smaller titles
by independent studios don't have the brand recognition and
marketing funds to have a large presence on GameStop's
shelves. What if "Angry Birds" was sold at GameStop and
sold only 1,000 units, 900 of those being used sales? With
only 100 of those units actually bringing in money for the
studio, the game likely would be considered a failure. Mean-
while, those 900 units sold used is added to GameStop's
ever-growing pile of cash. This type of monopoly is dangerous
to every independent developer and publisher in the indus-
try.


Whether you like GameStop or not, I think it's a great idea
to support local and independent businesses.
And, luckily, Gainesville has its very own independent
game retailer.
R.U. Game?, 5186 SW 34th St., sells used games but with
a much smaller stock and at fairer prices than GameStop
does, not to mention it has a mind-blowing selection of clas-
sic games and consoles that GameStop doesn't carry. The
store even offers students a 10 percent discount for used
games (so no need to spend $20 on a stupid card), and its
trade-in values are significantly higher than GameStop's
"half-price only if the game came out yesterday" company
line.
To be fair, any store that sells used games is limiting the
profits of the makers of those games, but the ethical implica-
tions of the used game market is a whole other matter.
The point is just to be aware of where exactly your money
is going.
It's up to you whether you want to give your money to a
developer who has made some of your favorite games and
really has had an impact on your life or to a monopoly that
cares only about your wallet.


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Hippodrome cast



perform Hitchcock



classic 'The 39 Steps'


By BRITTANY BRAVE
avenue writer

Ric Rose plays a clown, a hotel
owner, a train passenger and more.
He switches roles with the change
of a hat or the swift swing of a lad-
der.
He's one of a cast of four that
juggles nearly 140 characters dur-
ing 35 scenes of Alfred Hitchcock's
"The 39 Steps."
From Friday to May 8, The Hip-
podrome Theatre will bring the
mystery classic adapted by Patrick
Barlow to its stage, with an early
viewing tonight at 8.
The two-time Tony Award-win-
ning piece has had successful runs
on Broadway and in London after
being remade three times for the
stage and silver screen since the
book, by author John Buchan, was
released in 1915.
The production pokes fun at the
theatricality of the theater, telling
the story of Richard Hannay and
his whimsical encounters through
a film noir lens and capturing large
acting, speedy choreography and a
myriad of dialects.
Hannay runs from the police
on an alleged murder charge, all
the while letting the illusion of the
39 steps progress the real story -
his growing romance with Pamela,
played by Jessica Morris.
Despite its entertainment, Mor-
ris said the cast made it a priority
not to let these antics take away
from the script's message.
"They can say it's the story of
the 39 steps and the trajectory of
adventures Hannay lands himself
in, but it's about him falling love,"
Morris said, "not the gimmicks."
Aside from a 15-minute intermis-
sion, the story speeds through two
hours of multitaskingforthe cast of
veteran Hipp actors. They were the
characters, setting and props, as
they coordinated their stunts and
costume changes and manipulated
their escape plans and environ-
ment.
A layer of smoke covers thethrust
stage floor throughout every scene,
adding curiosity to the play's mys-
tery. A streetlight lets the outdoors
coexist onstage with the interior
of Hannay's apartment. A picture
frame acts as a windowpane, and a
bright turquoise sheet, tugged and
tossed, serves as a river.
One minute the three wooden
chests were the dinner table, and
the next, they were Hannay and
Pamela's bed as they found them-
selves handcuffed to each other
and tryingto hide their unusual, se-
cret circumstances.


Lauren Caldwell, the show's di-
rector, has spent 15 years as artis-
tic director at the Hipp.
Caldwell said Hitchcock was a
part of her early life and inspira-
tion, and she remembers being
introduced to his half-hour weekly
TV program, "Alfred Hitchcock Pres-
ents." She has followed his work
ever since.
When it was time to direct,
Caldwell said it was important for
her to stick close to Hitchcock's ad-
aptation more than the others.
Cast member Justin Sease jug-
gled characters and made a note to
familiarize himself with Hitchcock
for his role. He said the best part
of "The 39 Steps" is that no back-
ground knowledge is necessary to
enjoy the show.
"This is my fourth show at the
Hipp, and they're all very differ-
ent," Sease said. "And now I'm do-
ing this, when I'm playing about 15
different characters, but you don't
need to have seen the movies to
understand."
The physicality of the piece
pokes fun at the illusion of the
stage, and for Jason Weiss, who has
acted professionally since 1998,
the play present-
O ed him with his
most strenuous
role yet.
The Hippo-
drome picked
its season last
spring but had
only two weeks of rehearsal for
"The 39 Steps," an unusual amount
of preparation time for Weiss.
Every time Weiss stepped on
stage and into Hannay's character,
he said he left each act with sweat
sticking to his T-shirt and his body
begging for rest.
For him, acting with a dialect
enhances the experience, and, as
a longtime fan of film noir and Brit-
ish theater, the play spoke to his
interests.
"The Brits have more compo-
sure than us," Weiss said. "The
best moments are when Hannay
lets his guard down now and again,
and you really see the cast's chem-
istry."
It's the fun of playing Richard
Hannay that drove him to accept
the role, Weiss said, and it's also
a chance to honor Hitchcock while
he's at it.
"When I found out I had this op-
portunity, I knew I would have fun,"
Weiss said. "The day I say, 'I have to
go to work,' is the day I'll quit."
For more information, including
showtimes and ticket prices, visit
http://thehipp.org.


Universities offer kooky classes


* The Science of Harry Potter at Frostburg
State University and Maple Syrup Making
at Alfred University are among the off-beat
courses offered at U.S. universities.

By SHELBY WEBB
avenue contributing writer

If you long for elementary-school field trips - spe-
cifically ones to exotic, never-before-explored areas
- Santa Clara University may have a course for you.
Santa Clara students can take a course called The
Joy of Garbage, which allows them to visit some of
the most intriguing landfills and sanitation plants in
California.
This course, among others, seems to be part of a
trend emerging at UF and at other U.S. universities:
the offering of unusual, unorthodox and sometimes
just plain weird classes.
For example, Cornell offers a course called Tree
Climbing, the University of Wisconsin offers Elvish,
the language of "Lord of the Rings," and Alfred Uni-
versity has a class called Maple Syrup Making.
AtUF, quirkycoursesoffered includePlants,Garden-
ingand You; Russian FairyTales; and theQueerTheory.
Perhaps the most classically bizarre course that ex-
ists, Underwater Basket Weaving, is offered at Reed
College in Portland, Org., and at the University of
California at San Diego. During the course, students
learn how to make wicker baskets with a method
that involves first soaking materials in water.
One can't help but wonder, what could, say, an
accounting major learn from taking Underwater Bas-
ket Weaving?
That's a question Linda Behar-Horen-
stein, a professor in the UF College of Ed-
ucation, was all too eager to answer.
"The basket weaving could increase a person's
dexterity and focus their concentration on weav-
ing," Behar-Horenstein said, "and in some sense
an accountant must have dexterity and be able to
concentrate on one task for a long period of time."
She also said English and other creative majors
could benefit from taking Underwater Basket Weav-
ing because doing a craft transcends people's




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By TYLER FRANCISCHINE
avenue contributing columnist

On a biting, harsh morning
last November, I was late for
school. In my haste to get to
campus on time, I forgot to eat
breakfast. Ten minutes into my
bike ride down Stadium Road,
black spots entered my vision,
and I broke out into an icy sweat.
Pedaling my bike seemed to
take an enormous amount of ef-
fort. Then, I realized - low blood
sugar and skipping meals was a
dangerous combination.
The next thing I remember, I
was lying facedown on the side-
walk near UF's Riker Hall, my
bike tires spinning and my bike
chain a tangled mess. I picked
my cheek up off the freezing ce-
ment and saw brown furry boots
walking over me. They belonged
to a girl with a matching Eskimo-
like hoodie who tiptoed dain-
tily around my head. She held a
phone close to her face, texting
furiously. I wondered if she had


confused me for
the street - or i
was stepping on
As I shakily s
ized what a joke
generation is.
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face-to-face com
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too, especially on
from campus.
She told me
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other, and you
make eye contact
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her interest.
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shoes, and I wa
that I liked their
me. "But I thou
think I was weird


cognition and might open more connections in
their brains than when they're not being creative.
Indeed, several unconventional classes have
core themes rooted in standard curriculum.
Among others, The Science of Harry Potter, offered
at Frostburg State University, emphasizes using sci-
ence to better describe the magical aspects of the
Harry Potter series, applying physics to things like
Quidditch, the series' signature sport.
Nik Bajorek, a UF English instructor, teaches a
course that examines how African Americans are
represented in animated films, TV series, anime,
comics and graphic novels.

"So often students feel locked and only
foeus on their major. But if you take a risk
and do or learn something unorthodox, you
could broaden your horizons."
NIK BAJOREK
UF English instructor




He said his course helps those who have unre-
lated majors gain critical thinking skills and a new
perspective.
"So often students feel locked and only focus on
their major," Bajorek said. "But if you take a risk and
do or learn something unorthodox, you could broad-
en your horizons."
Mark Lower, a 19-year-old business adminis-
tration major, learned how to use Library West's
resources for research when he enrolled in the UF
course called Witches, Trolls and Garden Gnomes.
"I needed another humanities class," Lower said,
"and it had a cool name."
Lower said he still uses the research skills he
learned in a German culture class and recommends
that other students take unusual classes.
"The stuff you learn in these classes is so ran-
dom, and I think you learn more than you would if
you were taking a class that you're familiar with," he
said.



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social skills
some trash on not to see her."
f she knew she Why does our generation
my hair. have such an aversion to speak-
tood up, I real- ing directly to each other?
this Facebook The sheer number of "Missed
Connections" on Craigslist
ho pride them- speaks to this issue: "To girl on
ng connected, Route 20 bus: I should've tried
up - whatever to start a conversation with
y was a lack of you;" "To blonde at Club Twenty:
munication. I didn't have the man juice to go
ckie notices it, and talk to you." Though the lat-
the bus to and ter woman probably was lucky
no guy approached her with any
there's an un- "man juice," it sucks to think
)ken code of si- my peers turn first to technol-
ce among bus ogy instead of to each other.
ers: You don't There's got to be a solution.
eak to each Here's my take: Put down your
definitely don't cellphones, and look up at the
t. She said this people around you. You may
t bother her ex- find the love of your life is sit-
ow rider piques ting next to you on the bus, or
you may find someone to shoot
with really cool the breeze with on the Plaza
nted to tell her between classes. And if you see
m," Jackie told someone with his or her head on
ught she would the pavement, don't tweet about
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M-F 1-6 Sat. 10-2.
3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221
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4-20-10-70-2


3/2 House Available Immediately
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Free UF Parking!
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1.1 from 475
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Walk to campus;
8 short minutes on the bus
pet friendly!
full time grads
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352.376.6720
352.376.7041
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2.1.5 townhome
600 - 675
1 month free on 650.
8 minutes to campus on bus;
walk to campus
pet friendly
352.376.7041 or
352.376.6720
4-20-10-70-2


For Rent
unfurnished

$500-$600 clean, spacious PRIVATE, apt.
for calm, stable, mature person in quiet area,
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bus. 1825-1826 NW 10th st. 352-376-0080,
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10-70-2


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352-375-1519
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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 $829
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-
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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


The Retreat at Madison Pointe
2/2 with Vaulted ceilings & W/D.
Garage included. Gated Community.
2701 NW23rd Blvd 352-372-0400
MadisonPointe.org
Text MADISON to 47464 for more info!!
4-20-66-2


WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN
3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free off-
street parking, all appliances incl W/D, DW.
Rent directly from owner. Special terms
avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341
4-20-11-55-2


l F or Rent
unfurnished

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


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


SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.
Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler
Plaza. Asking $750/mo. Please call Ketty
352-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 5-10-
11-28-2

****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
4-20-11-26-2


****3401 NW 7th Place****
3/2 living, dining family rooms.All appliances,
W/D, closeto campus, large yd. Small pets OK
Avail Aug.1, $1295 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
4-20-11-26-2


****4/3 18 NW 36th St.****
Close to campus, all appliances,
W/D, central heat/air
Avail. Aug 1, $1375 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
4-20-11-26-2


*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
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*******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



Renting Now and for Fall!!
We have REAL 1/1s
3 blocks to UF - GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $550
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
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gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408
65/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800
@4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500
@4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1500
4-20-11-25-2



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



bedroom $509/person
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


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2BR/1BA, 1/2 month free. $380-$425/mo.
Mobile home w/ central AC/heat, shaded lot.
Incl water, - mobile home lot $260/mo 352-
376-5887 4-20-11-24-2

LARGE 4BR/2BA HOUSE. Extremely Nice,
bike to UF, central AC/heat, W/D, dish-
washer, garage, fenced yard, landscaped.
No pets. Avail Aug 16th - 1 year. 2806 NW
16th Ave. $1690/mo. 352-665-8166 Iv mssg.
5-12-11-26-2

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Location, Location, Affordable
352-375-8256
4-20-24-2

2BR HOUSE 3 biks from UF/Sorority Row/
Norman Hall/Shands area, cent AC/heat, wd
firs, DW, fenced, pets ok, plenty of parking!
Avail Aug 16th - 1 yr. $850
352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2

3BR/2BA HOUSE 2 biks from UF/Sorority
Row/Norman Hall/Shands area, cent AC/
heat, W/D, DW, fenced, pets maybe, plenty
of parking! Avail Aug 16th -1 yr. $1335
352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2


HUGE 4BR/2BA HOUSE 2 biks from UF/
Sorority Row/Norman Hall/Shands area din-
ing rm, remodeled baths, cent AC/heat, wd
firs, W/D, DW, pets maybe, parking! Avail
Aug 16th - 1 yr. $2350 352-665-8166 Iv mssg
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Large 4BR/2BA HOUSES 2 blks from UF/
Sorority Row/Norman Hall/Shands area, w/
dining room, cent AC/heat, wd firs, DW, plen-
ty of parking! . Avail Aug 16th - 1 yr. $1980
352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2


PET'S PARADISE
$390 - $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 4-05-
11-10-2


**3/2 515 NW 51st St.**
Near GHFC vaulted ceilings, all appliances,
W/D, garage, small pets ok. Avail. Aug 1,
$1195 333-9874, 317-7346 4-20-11-21-2


TOP QUALITY - GREAT LOCATIONS
Upscale, 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to UF cam-
pus - on N & E sides. Year lease, begin-
ning summer or fall. Sorry, no pets. K & M
Properties. 372-1509 4-20-11-21-2


GREAT LOCATION - GREAT PRICE
2BR/1 BA apts on Univ Ave across from UF
Stadium & O'Dome. Modern, all elec, cent
H/AC, $600/mo K&M Properties 372-1509
4-20-11-21-2


First Care of C ~
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No Appointment Needed! RTS
(352) 373-2340 #5 & #43
4343 Newberry Road, Suite 10
www.firstcareofgainesville.com


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www.Bellaproperties.net

3/2 with study. Walk to UF, hardwood floors,
fireplace, 2 car garage, full service tour
335-5424
4-20-20-2


www.BellaProperties.net

Palm Villas - luxury graduate apartments in
a small and quiet complex. 2 BR/2 BA avail-
able for $465 per BR. Call to tour 335-5424
4-20-20-2.


WALK TO UF
3 Bed 2 Bath House in upscale Golfview
Estates near Law School & Athletic fields.
$1400 mo. Aug 1. Call (305) 788-4103
4-20-11-19-2


WALK TO UF. START SUMMER OR FALL

OStudios $425--$40001 BR/1 BA $550-$450
*2BR $850-$800 1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP.
Call/Text 352-870-7256 gvll32601@gmail.com
4-20-11-20-2


LIVE ON UF LAKE PERFECT FOR
PROFESSIONALS/GRAD. 2BR/2BA pristine
Bivens Arm condo. Large den/3rd BR, hdwd
firs, W/D, pool, canoe. Walk/bike to Shands/
UF, bus stop. $1190/mo. 407-832-1458
4-20-11-16-2

1BR/1BA, large screened-in porch, W/D
hook-up. Pets ok. Monthly rent $535. Sec
Dep $535. 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt #3 Please
call 352-371-3473 4-20-11-14-2


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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 1BAApt 1 BLKS TO UF
New Carpet $450/Mo
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

Marcott Apts
1BR 1BA $500/Mo
Central H & Air, 600 Sq. Ft.
Carpet, No Laundry
1029 Sw 3rd Avenue

RITZ Apts
2BR 1 BAApts $600-$675/Mo
Carpet or Tile Floors, No Laundry
1234 & 1238 SW 1st Avenue
Central H & Air, Behind Leonardos
4-15-11-11-2


CONDOS.JACKSONSQUARE.US
Luxury condos 3 blocks North of UF
352-870-9453
4-20-13-2


* 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 5-10-11-14-2


Duplex, Duckpond, CHA, carport, carpets,
ceiling fans, quiet, trees, large yard, $700mo,
920 NE 6th Ave., 376 0080; 284 3873.
postj@bellsouth.net 4-20-11-13-2


FREAKS! Downtown studio/garage apt.
Window A/C, space heat, off-street park-
ing. H20/sewage incl. On bus lines near
Hippodrome. 416 SE 2nd St. $420/mo, 1st,
last & sec. Call 352-373-6551 4-18-10-2


Walk or Bike to Campus!
1,2,3,4 & 5 BR houses & condos available.
Campus Realty 352-692-3800
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 7-28-11-
34-2


CLOSE TO UF - 4BR/2BA HOUSE
914 SW 6th Ave. Cent AC/heat. W/D hk-up.
$1690/mo. From 8/16, for 1 year. No pets.
359-1508 4-20-11-11-2


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2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING
A LARGE POND. Located west of Campus
Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun
Subdivision. Clean & neat. $750/mo. Call
352-871-7801 pfitzl00@yahoo.com 5-10-
11-9-2


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.
4-15-11-5-2

NICE 2BR Apartment in Quadplex
Cent H/AC,W/D hkup, DW, 850 sqft
2 blks frm NW 13th st & 39th ave
$575/month, Avail Immediately
Call 352-327-8287 & Iv message 4-15-5-2

Clean small efficiency Quiet.Wash/dry on
prem.Wat/Sew incl NS No Pets.1/2m south
UF/Shands,2 bus routes.$399/m.Same fur-
nished $410/m 352-262-2871 Owner/agent
8-2-11-30-2

A charming, 3 BR/1.5 BA house. Great
Neighborhood. Close to UF. W/D. Available
May 6 (flexible). 2 people- $800/mo. 3 peo-
ple - $900/mo. Call Mark: 352-672-4072
4-15-11-4-2

1/1 Deluxe Top Floor Apartment with W/D in
unit,Cable, Water, Trash, Sewer Included,
Screened in porch,Fireplace,Microwave in-
cluded with apartment. Special Rate $664.00
No deposit needed. Please contact 352-388-
1218 for more info. 4-15-3-2


SERENOLA PINES
Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd.
Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D
avail. 1BR $495, 2BR $585 352-335-0420
5-10-11-7-2

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 5-10-
11-7-2

UF 7 blks, 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL, HOT
TUB, 2500sf, 2 prchs, 5 car park, responsible
students or professionals only. Plasma TV
incl. May-Aug $1775/mo; $2175/mo Aug on.
Summer only option or yr lease. 352-222-0211
4-19-11-5-2

1617 NW 7th Place - Available for Fall! 3 BR
brick bungalow in quiet NW family neighbor-
hood a short bike or walk directly north of
UF library. Security system, washer/dryer,
gleaming wood floors, fireplace, large fenced
backyard, cent. heat & air, large Florida room,
off street parking. $1,650 per mo. Please call
Tom at 352-215-4990. 4-20-11-5-2



Subleases


MILL POND CONDO Don't wait!
3BR/2BA, garage. Across from GHFC. Place Your Sublease Ad TODAY!
$1000/mo. Available January. 331-6872 The last issue for the spring
4-19-11-10-2 semester will be on April 20th!


Close to UF, 2BR/1BA house, W/D, large
fenced yard. Pets ok. Water incl. Low move-
in. Avail Aug 1st. 618 NW 14th Ave. $895/
mo. Call 561-703-8490 4-20-11-5-2


1bed/1bath in 3bed/3bath at the polos. rent
is $410 incl. utilities, cable and internet. fur-
nished or unfurnished. available May 1st. call
352 262 7778 or dubroca@ufl.edu 5-10-11-
10-2


Several cute & clean houses & apartments
available for August, located in quiet NW
areas near UF/Downtown. Rates from $600
per month. Call/Text Anita: 352-575-4395;
Anita@cozygator.com; www.cozygator.com
5-12-11-11-2


3BR/1 BA house avail August: cent heat A/C,
hardwood/tile floors, washer/dryer, carport,
Florida room, private fenced bkyd. $900/mo.
352-318-5453 4-20-11-9-2


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

$750/mo OBO Windsor Hall.Summer A/C
or B. Movein early. Furnished, secure,pool,
all utilities inc. Walk to UF.No roomies. Your
own apt! Parking avail. Call 954-821-1446
or radurier@bellsouth.net for info. 6-2-11-
30-3

$505 Parkside 2 Townhomes, Very close to
UF (off sorority row), Lease runs May 1- July
31. Bedroom has own bath & private balcony,
1/2 bath downstairs, pay for half of elec Call
Ali 9416282134 or email booie12@ufl.edu
4-15-11-10-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE! Willing to lease for
only $450 a month, that's 25% off a month.
Washer, dryer, personal bath, gourmet
kitchen. Located in Windsor Hall, girl's
building, parking available for half price!
Contact kmeany333@gmail.com
4-15-11-5-3


Sublease near UF Sorority Row. Beautiful
new studio, granite counters, slate shower,
w/d. Partially furnished. Available 5/1 through
7/30/11. $699/month Call: Al Raymond
(352)494-1805 or email: raydad1@msn.com
4-18-11-5-3


$375/mo REDUCED from $475/mo! Ivy
House large Double Suite. All inclusive!
5 minute walk to UF! Jacuzzi tubs! Great
roommate! Available May thru August. Call
386-288-8541 or email msherrod@ufl.edu
4-20-7-3

**379** MAY, JUNE, JULY AT LEXINGTON
CROSSING! OWN ROOM & BATHROOM
FULLY FURNISHED. 3 BUS ROUTES.
UTILITIES INCLUDED. CALL 727.331.3762
4-19-5-3


$500 / 1BR sublet thru July, can renew.
ArborApts., SW35th PI. Gated patio, all bus
routes, pool & laundry. Call 352-327-5871 or
harrisesarah@gmail.com. 4-20-11-5-3







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

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


Walk to UF from a 4bd/2ba NW house.Male
or female.No pets/smoking.Free off-street
parking$450.00/mo.lncludes all utilities,
wifi,security system, Available 8/1 yearly
lease. 727-726-2915 4-19-11-25-4


2BR/2BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Country-
side condo. $435/mo/room - utils incl. Direct
bus to UF 3 mis. Pool, exercise room,
nicely furn. 3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-
357-9656, or 352-636-4814 4-20-11-23-4


STUDENTS NEEDED - TOWNHOUSE
W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus
route. $350/mo + utils per room. Call 727-
729-1561 4-20-15-4


Beautifully renovated, furnished
condo,1 mile from UF, $369/MO
includes cable, internet, utilities,
pool + fitness room and on bus route,
Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871
5-10-11-13-4


Walk to UF. 5bd/3ba house. 2 roommates
needed, male or female. Free off-street park-
ing, W/D, wireless, pool, furnished living
room and kitchen. $405/mo. Available 7-30,
yearly lease. 561-427-8383 4-15-11-5-4


2 Roommates needed for large 4/2 house
near Thornebrook Village. $325 & $275.
Utilities around $80. 5 min drive to Santa
Fe & UF. Washer/dryer fenced in backyard
fireplace. Email strny472@gmail.com 4-19-
5-4


Clean responsible roommate wanted!
4/2 -1900SF house. All utilities included.
Convenient location (UF/SFC). Walk-in
closet, pool, grill... $475/month.
Available NOW. Call Erik @ 954-937-9491
4-20-11-5-4







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


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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


LlIl Help Wanted


KENTE GRADUATION STOLES FOR SALE!
Celebrate with hand-woven kente stole/sash
imported from Accra, Ghana.
ONLY 19.99 plus shipping.
Order online - www.afrikandesigns.com;
email Grace at grace@afrikandesigns.com.
4-20-11-11-10

Office furniture-desks, filing cabinets, chairs,
tables. good condition, used. $10-$50
373-2411; bhoffman_10@hotmail.com
4-15-11-5-10


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Computers


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 8-15-25-10


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***WWV.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM**
FULLSERVICE MOTORCYCLE -SCOOTER
REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM
& AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE
PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 8-15-
25-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
wwwm.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
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92 Eagle Talon $1699
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98 Cadillac Deville $1999
95 Ford Explorer $1999
98 Ford Expolorer $1999
97 Lincoln Town car $1999
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98 Landrover Discovery $4999
01 Chevy Silverado $4999
99 Ford F150 $5999
98 Dodge Durango $6999
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02 Dodge Neon $4500
00 Chevy 3500 $5900
02 Chevy Camero $6999
03 Ford Taurus $6999
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sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
8-15-25-13

The American Cancer Society
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addition to experience with social programs,
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Expand online presence, update &
build websites, and network. Web
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14

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edit videos for posting on firm website & You
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lover, passion for writing/knowledge/ fitness.
Computer fluency. Eye for Detail. Interest in
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4-14-6-14

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organization's Thrift Shop. Some retail ex-
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- Sat, 20-25 hrs/wk. Refs reqd. Please email
resume to office@gainesvillejrleague.org
4-15-11-5-14

Seeking experienced PROGRAMMER &
WEB DESIGNER to work on new website.
Must have extensive programming experi-
ence & knowledge in HTML/PHP/CSS/SQL
and other relevant web technologies.
Contact Steven @ 305-607-9808 to apply!
4-19-11-5-14

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upkeep and deploy sites built on ASP.
NET, MSSQL, and IIS. Help maintain Active
Directory, Windows workstations and serv-
ers. Interacts via phone, e-mail, and ticketing
system. Email hr@352media.com 4-20-11-
6-14

Opus Cafe - Coffee Bar
We are searching for fun and active
students to work 12 to 30 hours per week
at a fast paced coffee bar near campus.
Starting pay is $8.00/hour + tips.
To apply, go to our website,
www.opus-cafe.com, click on the employ-
ment tab, and follow the directions.
4-20-11-6-14

ATTN SMOKERS!!!!
Need participants for study assessing the
effects of various activities on smoking.
COMPENSATION provided. Call 336-406-
3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com
5-31-13-14

Group Fitness Instructor wanted - need
quality instructor to teach any of the follow-
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spinning, send to resume@baileysgym.com
or call 352-373-4439 5-10-11-7-14

Mobile Waiters Needed - Immediate
Interviews. FT or PT, make your own sched-
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Must have own car, cell phone with texting,
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FT prof NANNY needed NOW $13/hr;
3 kids under 5;M-F 48hrs;+OT/ wkds; grads
welcomed; refs/bkkg ch; biling. Span/Eng;
long term; Noah's Ark Nanny; e-mail
resume, pix, to gnv@nanoneone.com 4-15-
11-2-14

Assistant to scan photos and newspaper
clips for use in documentary film
project. Also may need help converting
old Umatic tapes into digital files.
Equipment you may have is a plus.
Email Greg at scorekb@hotmail.com
4-20-11-5-14


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


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tech? Express Training offers courses, days,
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4-20-70-15


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15


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24-15


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4-20-11-12-15


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The Soapranos
Move out or weekly cleaning. Insured and
experienced. Call for rates. 352-301-0448
4-20-11-8-15


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Licensed & Insured S Last Minute Specials
Loading & Unloading * Full-Service Mover.
352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847
8-15-11-31-15


SERVICE DOGS
Newberry. Autism, PTSD, Companion Dogs.
Volunteers needed. Non-profit. Puppy-raisers.
330-329-8834 chriswriterbuerki@gmail.com
5-24-10-15


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PLAQUES -AWARDS - FULL COLOR
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SignMasters - signpower.com - 335-7000
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HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

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RU-486 Available
378-9191
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4-20-70-16

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Groups forming now. 339-2199
4-20-70-16

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


Unplanned Pregnancy? Consider Adoption.
Living, Medical & Counseling Expenses
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7-22-11-100-16


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Learn and Share FIRST MEETING:
Sat, April 16, 1-3 PM Gainesville Health &
Fitness, Newberry Rd. location.
Contact Janet Frank at 352-215-1078
GIGgainesville@gmail.com 4-15-2-16


W1I'l


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
8-15-25-18


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


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then call Sam at (352) 316-2955
4-20-37-18



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Every Sat & Sun - Hwy 301
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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



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In Gainesville * Better Prices
Better Fields * Better Call 371-2092
4-20-10-70-21







OPERATION CATNIP
Spring is in the air and so are cat phero-
mones. We need to hurry and spay as many
cats as possible before kitten season kicks
into high gear! Bring community cats from
Alachua County in for FREE spay/neuter
on Sunday, April 17th. Operation Catnip
wants to spay 3,000 cats in 2011, but we
can't do it without you. If you can't make it
to the Sunday Spay Day, we can schedule
you during the week at a partner clinic for
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Sports
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Meagher ready for showdown with No. 2 Northwestern

0 THE NO. 6 GATORS WILL TAKE ON THE WILD-
CATS TODAY AT 6:30 P.M. IN DIZNEY STADIUM.

By JOHN BOOTHE
Alligator Writer

Each time Mikey Meagher takes her place between a pair
of familiar orange goalposts, she finds herself up against the
odds.
No matter how many shots she saves or how tough she is
in goal, Meagher knows the other team's scorers will eventu-
ally find the back of the net.
"I don't think a lot of people ever want to step into the goal
cage in lacrosse," Florida coach Amanda O'Leary said. "It's
just not a place where too many people want to be."
The No. 6 Gators (12-1, 3-0 American Lacrosse Conference)
will square off against No. 2 Northwestern (12-0, 2-0 ALC)
at Dizney Stadium tonight at 6:30 for sole possession of the
conference lead. Both teams have goalies ranked in the top
10 min the nation for fewest goals allowed but also feature the
NCAA leaders min goals (UF's Kitty Cullen with 61) and points
(NU's Shannon Smith with 72) to challenge them.
While shutting down prolific scorers hike Cullen and Shan-
non would be a tall task for any goahlie, keeping a clean sheet
for a whole game has proven to be an elusive accomphlish-
ment in women's lacrosse this season. Through 554 Division-I
games, not a single goalie has managed to seal a shutout.
"You just have to be poised and forget about the shot that
just went min and worry about the next one," Meagher said.
"Because the more you let yourself get down, it just kind of Max Reed/ Alligator Staff
goes d.. 1I,11 from there." Florida sophomore goalkeeper Mikey Meagher is ranked in the top 10 in the nation in goals allowed and hopes to
As with any team sport, the blame of a goal rarely rests on slow down Shannon Smith and No. 2 Northwestern tonight at 6:30 in Dizney Stadium.
one player's shoulders. Meagher was able to grab ALC De-
fensive Player of the Week honors against Johns Hopkins last frm against the rallying Blue Jays. help them out."
Saturday despite givWng up 10 goals. With Florida's offense "It kind of kept me on my toes to be able to keep going and Faced with wave after wave of JHU attacks, Meagher re-
sputtering for an 11:21 stretch, it was up to the defense to hold make the next save," Meagher said. "When my team's been sponded with a school-record 10 saves min the second half after
there for me multiple times, it was my turn to step up and SEE LACROSSE, PAGE 20


Coming to Jesus moment narrowly misses


f/f -ey you, Spartacus.
Take it outside, as-
,shole."
The aggressor hesitates. One
bouncer appears, then another.
I say, "This guy's history."
My customers want to get
loaded and laid, and I ain't serv-
ing holy water.
I sit back at the end of my 60-
foot bar and eyeball the entries.
Bloated from beer, I switch to co-
gnac.
A stunning blonde walks in. I
perk up. She's better than beauti-
ful - she's cheap.
"Butch, send that young lady
a squirt."
He says, "Usual line?"
I wink.
I'm holding court with three
regulars. I ignore her. Soon as-
tonished by my indifference, she
marches the length of the bar.


W e
swap ame-
nities.
She's as
insightful
as an oys-
Bill O'Connor ter.
Confessions of a She tells
me she's
New York Bookie Lutheran.
sports@alligator org I say,
"Oh, a fol-
lower of Martin Luther, huh?"
She snaps, "There's not one
black person in my congrega-
tion."
"Butch, give us a couple of
belts of Courvoisier."
Many cognacs later, Pam
blurts, "At 15, I fulfilled every
young girl's fantasy."
"What was that?" I asked.
"I had sex with my best
friend's father."


I smile like a child who has
just been told his dad bought him
a pony.
We fence verbally.
"I don't go to motels."
Yet, later, when I have the
room key, she asks, "Did you get
the Egyptian Room?"



Monday afternoon at work,
I'm sleeping when I awake to see
probationary fireman Marty San-
tiago.
"What the f*** do you want?"
Veteran firefighters don't talk
to probes until they prove them-
selves.
"Bill, do you have three
kids?"
"What's it to you?"
"I go to a religious adviser. She
SEE BILL, PAGE 19


Arrest audio released


By GREG LUCA
Alligator Staff Writer
gluca@alligator org

A 34-minute audio clip from
St. Augustine police features
Erik Murphy and Cody Larson
admitting to underage drinking
and breaking into a car.
The two Florida :-,,I ._rl: i:i
players were arrested early Sun-
day morning and charged with
third-degree felony burglary.
Josh Adel, a 21-year-old team
manager, accompanied them and
was charged with principal to
burglary.
Each has been suspended
from all team activities by Florida


coach Billy Donovan, who said
Tuesday he would wait to learn
all of the facts before taking fur-
ther disciplinary action.
According
, to the record-
ing obtained
Wednesday
Men's by First Coast
Bketball News, Adel
Basketball and Murphy
received mul-
tiple phone calls from Larson in
the back of a police cruiser.
Adel and Murphy urged Lar-
son to turn himself in, according
to the recording.

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 20


E Walter Pitchford signed his national
letter-of-intent with Florida on Wednes-
day, he announced on Twitter. The
6-foot-9 forward from Grand Rapids,
Mich., posted, "Lets just say im an official
GATOR!!!"


E The Florida gymnastics team
received a letter-of-intent Wednes-
day from 2009 World Champion-
ships all-around champion and
2008 Olympian Bridget Sloan.


* On Wednesday, Florida senior golfer
Andres Echavarria was named a semi-
finalist for the 2011 Ben Hogan Award,
the most prestigious honor in men's
college golf.


* Florida sophomore Lauren Embree was
named the Southeastern Conference
Women's Tennis Player of the Week,
while Sofie Oyen picked up SEC Fresh-
man of the Week honors on Wednesday.








BILL, from page 18

said a heavy gambler I work with has three kids and needs my
help. She'd like to see you."
I scan the card. It reads: Trudy, 204 Street.
Written across it in pen, "7 p.m. Friday." I stash the card in
my shirt.


My next shift is Thursday night, Friday day. Thursday
night is slow, but Friday we catch a cockloft fire in a string of
row-frame residences. A cockloft is the open space between a
ceiling and a roof. Row-frames have common cocklofts. This
allows oxygen to spread a fire like ....lI.-.. We fight it for
four hours.
My shift ended at 6. I need a shower and a beer.
Upstairs, the showers are full. I remember there's a small
shower in the weight room on the third floor. I start to shave,
and there at my feet is Marty's card.
What the hell's that doing here? I never use this bathroom.
Probes clean and mop these bathrooms every morning.
I'm secular, but I know about odds. This one's a long shot.
The address turns out to be a Presbyterian church. The
buzzer on the huge, foreboding doors produces a Catholic
nun.
"You must be Bill."
"Yeah, sister, but I'm shocked to see you. Since when does
the church believe in fortune tellers?"
"Trudy has visions."
In front of the altar, two chairs await. An overweight wom-
an sits in one.
Trudy smiles and says, "You must be Bill. Sit. Do you mind
if I hold your hands? It helps me see things."
She clasps my hands, closes her eyes and begins to pray.
After a few minutes of silence, I start to smirk. Suddenly, she
shakes like an epileptic.
She chants, "Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Lord. Yes, Lord.
Yes, Jesus."
The smirk leaves my face. I need to get the hell out of here,


but her hands are like vices. My body shakes along with my
hands. Suddenly, her gyrations cease. Her eyes open.
She hesitates, then speaks slowly, "Someone is praying for
you very, very hard. Do you know who it is?"
"My mother."
"Praise God. Save God. Thank you, Jesus."
Her eyes look toward heaven then fix on me, "You are a
womanizer, a gambler and a drunk."
I nod.
"You were in Vietnam, and your brother Timmy died in
a fire."
This sentence blocks my breath. How does she know this?
I nod.
"Praise God. Thank you, Lord, and thank you, Jesus."
She pauses again, glancing upward, "Think back. Think
way back. You heard something."
I say, "No."
She's emphatic. "You heard something that upset you as a
child - something. Think, think." She closes her eyes. "Lord,
please help him to think."
My memory stings like a cracked whip. I remember a little
boy, awake too early for school, who hears an argument.
A gruff voice yells, "You never wanted Billy. You never
wanted another child."
My mother says, "Why would I want another child after
the way you acted when Timmy was born?"
In anger, my mother said I wasn't wanted.
I never, ever thought of this before. Why am I remembering
this now?
I say, "I remember something."
"Thank you, Lord. Praise Jesus."
Then, she stops praying and begins shaking, worse than
before - violent convulsions. Not just her hands, her whole
body.
She's vibrating. I'm searching for an exit.
Suddenly, she stops.
Catching her breath, she stares at me and says calmly,
"When your brother died, you blamed God. You swore to live
a fast life. You disavowed your creator."
I'm dumbfounded. I thought it was ironic that Timmy
burnt to death and I run into 20 fires a week. I also know Viet-


THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 19

nam taught me life is short.
She continues, "Lord, pray Bill stops gambling, stops
drinking and straightens out his life. Let's pray he sees your
holy light."
I'm chanting, "Amen, amen." But I'm thinking, "I got to
get a drink."
Outside the church, I replay the incident. Was that on the
level? Is there really a God? Is he trying to reach me, rescue me
- for whom, for me, my mom? Why does my mother have
to pray so much?
Sure, I gamble, drink and do too much drugs, but I don't
need prayers. I'm in control.
I look at my watch. The NBA starts at 7:30. I can bet a few
-:I .- rl:. ,II games then shoot out to Queens, pick up an eight
ball and call Pam. I call my bookie.
"Fruity? Billy. What ya got in the NBA?"
I bet four games at a nickel apiece - two grand.
I need booze, and fast.


At 2 a.m., I'm sitting in my office whacked. I crush a
Quaalude and use a razorblade to meld it with lines of coke.
The NBA games I bet went in the toilet.
I'm out $2,200 for the evening. Unfazed, I bet three games
Saturday. More of the same - all in the shithouse.
Sunday, I bet six games. They all go south. Thirteen straight
losers, and I'm down over 10 large for the week.
What's going on? Ever since that bloody Trudy, not one
winner.
Monday night, I call Fruity, "What ya got in the NBA?"
He says, "All-Star game tomorrow. No baskets tonight ...
I got hockey."
Disgusted, I pull the glass vial from my inside pocket and
search my other pockets for the cut-off straw, "Hockey? Forget
about hockey. I mean, shit, Fruity, use your head.
"What the f*** do I know about hockey?"
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20, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011


Rogers picks up fourth straight win


* UF BEAT FlU 8-0 ON
WEDNESDAY.

By STEPHEN SHEEHAN
Alligator Writer

Ten days ago, Hannah Rog-
ers was in the middle of a four-
game winless streak.
The freshman allowed 29
earned runs in 24.2 innings
during Florida's six-game los-
ing skid.
But with a newfound confi-
dence and better execution of
her pitching arsenal, she is back
on track.
The right-hander earned her
20th win as No. 10 Florida (34-7,
10-6 Southeastern Conference)
blanked Florida International
(23-21, 9-6 Sun Belt) 8-0 on
Wednesday in Katie Seashole
Pressly Stadium.
Rogers tossed her second
straight two-hit shutout, using
only 84 pitches to get through
six innings and striking out
nine batters as her changeup
kept hitters off-balance.
"I've been feeling really
comfortable with my pitches
lately," Rogers said. "We've
been working on them over the
weeks, and they're breaking a
lot better."
After struggling against
Georgia and Kentucky, Rog-
ers has rebounded with four
straight wins.
Over the last 26 innings, she
has allowed one run on 14 hits
while striking out 32 batters.
"We're starting to throw a
couple different pitches in our
sequences," UF coach Tim Wal-
ton said. "She's really unpre-


Florida freshman Hannah Rogers throws a pitch during UF's 8-0 win against FlU at Katie
Seashole Pressly Stadium on Wednesday. Rogers gave up two hits and struck out nine.


dictable. The last four games,
we haven't been down. That's
been the biggest key for her."
While Rogers shut down
FIU's lineup, UF's blend of
power and speed was too
much for the Golden Panthers
to handle.
The Gators wasted no time
getting on the scoreboard as
Michelle Moultrie almost sin-
gle-handedly produced the first
run of the game.
The speedy center fielder
dropped down a perfect bunt
in front of home plate, stole
second base and advanced to
third on Aja Paculba's flyout to
right.
Kelsey Bruder walked, and


on her attempt to steal second,
FIU shortstop Kayla Burn mis-
handled the throw, which al-
lowed Moultrie to score.
But Moultrie's biggest play
of the game didn't come at the
plate or on the base paths. In
the second inning, what seemed
like a sure hit by FIU cleanup
hitter Brie Rojas turned into a
defensive gem.
Rojas laced a hanging line
drive into right-center field, but
Moultrie showcased her speed
and made a terrific diving catch,
bringing the crowd to its feet.
"As soon as I saw it off the
bat, I knew I wanted to catch it,
so I was going to do anything I
could," Moultrie said.


Florida kept the momentum
on its side in the bottom of the
inning when catcher Tiffany
DeFelice smashed her second
home run of the year to left.
Holding on to a two-run
lead heading into the fourth,
UF scored four runs on three
hits and two walks to give Rog-
ers some breathing room.
With two outs and the bases
loaded, Paculba came up with
a bases-clearing double to push
the score to 6-0.
Pinch hitting for Kelsey
Horton, sophomore Saman-
tha Holle ended the game by
crushing a two-run homer off
the scoreboard to secure a run-
rule victory.


UF BASEBALL

Smith's status still unclear after return to dugout


By JESSE SIMONTON
Alligator Staff Writer
jsimonton@alligator org

In Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Florida State, a
familiar face was back on No. 4 Florida's
bench.
Bryson Smith, part of UF's center field
platoon who has been suspended indefinitely
since a March 13 arrest for driving under the
influence, was in uniform for the first-time in
17 games.
The senior did not play, and according to
coach Kevin O'Sullivan, his status is still un-
clear.


When asked about Smith's future involve-
ment with the team, O'Sullivan responded,
"We don't know that quite yet. We'll handle
that within our team."
When prompted for a more specific time-
line, O'Sullivan said, "No comment."
Despite the uncertainty of when the out-
fielder will actually play again, several of
Smith's teammates expressed satisfaction
about his return.
"It was great to have him back," right
fielder Preston Tucker said. "He's one of the
leaders. It changes the attitude of the whole
team knowing he's on the field with us. I
know he isn't playing right now, but he'll


swing momentum when he gets back on the
field."
Smith started nine of UF's first 16 games
- and appeared in all but
two - batting .345 with
eight runs and five RBIs,
including a game-winning
pinch-hit single against Mi-
ami in Florida's 1-0 win on
March 5.
L' "Bryson is a big part of
Smith this team," senior second
baseman Josh Adams said.
"Just seeing him on the bench knowing he's
there is kind of a comfort feeling for every-


body."
Smith is one of just three seniors on the
roster and is viewed by teammates as a vocal
leader and valuable piece moving forward.
"He's hitting almost .350," Tucker said.
"He's fast and hits for average and power.
He's a great defensive player, too. He adds
another right-handed bat in the outfield."
But Tucker may have spilled the beans
on Smith's possible return to action, saying,
"That versatility is going to be great against a
tough pitching team, against Georgia."
The Gators will take on the Bulldogs this
weekend in Athens, Ga., in a three-game se-
ries starting Friday.


Murphy, Adel speculate about Larson's future at UF in recording


HOOPS, from page 18

Larson: "I can't get in trou-
ble."
Adel: "I understand that, man,
but you got to come back."
Larson: "No, I don't."
Adel: "Yeah, man, you got to."

Adel: "They're going to find
you, man. You can't be a f***ing
fugitive."
Larson is currently amid a
two-year probation period stem-
ming from a February 2010 inci-
dent in which he shared Hydro-


codone pills with a high school
teammate, leading Murphy and
Adel to speculate that his punish-
ment would be severe.
Adel: "Do you understand
Cody is on probation? He's going
to be kicked off the g** d*** team
because of this."
Murphy: "I know."
As they waited, Murphy sug-
gested a number of ways the
group might get out of their pre-
dicament, with Adel shooting
down each one.
Murphy proposed reporting
Scarlett O'Hara's Bar and Res-
taurant for letting them enter


underage and also recommended
telling police that he, Larson and
Adel were looking for a lost wal-
let or playing
a prank on the
employees.
Adel quickly
rejected each
plan, but Mur-
phy said he was
pullingg every-
Murphy thing out."
Adel: "That
makes us look like assholes. That
we're, that you two are wasted
and f***ing break in cars. That
looks f***ing dumb. "


Murphy: "Whatever, bro. I'm
doing it."
Throughout the process, Mur-
phy seemed confident he and
Adel would be able to get off be-
cause they did not take anything,
according to the recording, but
Adel countered that St. Augus-
tine police would be harsher than
law enforcement closer to UF.
Adel: "We're not in f***ing
Gainesville. They (St. Augustine
police) don't give a f***."
Murphy: "We're prior good be-
havior. We can get off, but Cody
is going to get..."
Adel: "Cody's f***ed. We're all


f***ed."
Adel, who said in the record-
ing he was against the break-in
and was not acting as a look-
out, added he believed Murphy
would get a second chance, while
Adel would lose his job.
Adel: "Do you understand I'll
be fired and I have no chance of
ever pursuing any type of career
in m ::, I .- rl: :II
Murphy: "I'm getting you off.
I don't give a f***."
Adel: "It doesn't matter."
The nature of the conversation
makes it seem they had no knowl-
edge they were being recorded.


Canington's


support eases


goalie's tension

LACROSSE, from page 18

just three in the opening period, staving
off the comeback.
"Mikey is an elite goalie for sure,"
O'Leary said. "It's one of those things
where she gets out there each and every
day, and you can see the improvement."
The last time a Florida goalie faced
the Wildcats, who won five consecutive
titles between 2005-2009, she wasn't able
to bring her team back into the game.
After just 30 minutes of last season's
game, the Gators trailed by 14 goals en
route to a 19-5 loss.
"Luckily, Mikey wasn't in the goal
last year. Cara [Canington] was in the
goal," O'Leary said. "So, Mikey's go-
ing to go into this in sort of a different
situation since she hasn't been out there
seeing those types of shots from North-
western just yet. But she will on Thurs-
day night."
While Meagher now has the advan-
tage of a vastly improved offense behind
her, she said the support of Canington
has helped her deal with the pressure of
playing a position that almost sets her
apart from the rest of the team.
"It's definitely more of an individual
position," Meagher said. "That's why
Cara and I are there for each other every
day, letting each other know what's go-
ing on and what we can improve on."




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the independent florida the Avenuealiat Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 105 ISSUE 66 We Inform. You Decide. Machen names committee to advise UFPD 0 THE COMMITTEE WILL HAVE EIGHT MEMBERS. By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer UF President Bernie Machen announced the members of the Ad Hoc UFPD Campus Advisory Committee on Wednesday, following up on a promise to improve communication between UPD and the rest of the campus community. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said the eight members were chosen to represent all shareholders on campus, including students, faculty and administration. The committee will advise the police chief on issues directly affecting the campus community, including officer-student relationships and the use of force by police. "The goal obviously is to encourage some open discussion on tough subjects," Sikes said. Three students will sit on the committee, including Student Body President-elect Ben Meyers, three faculty members, University Police Chief Linda Stump and a representative for university administration. Meyers, who will take office this summer, said so much of the trouble surrounding UPD-student relationships stems from each party not understanding the motivations of the other. He said he hopes this committee will help prevent misunderstandings in the future and rebuild trust after incidents such as the shooting of graduate student Kofi Adu-Brempong last spring. "Opening up the lines of communication between the student body and UPD is going to be critical to repair the wounds that have been made over the past couple of years," Meyers said. THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 Regretting Rick? Polls show GOP rifts By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer Although Gov. Rick Scott has had a shaky relationship with GOP leaders in the state legislature since he took office in January, several Republicans at UF are choosing to stand by the former health executive-turnedpolitician -at least for now. A Quinnipiac University poll released April 6 showed that voter disapproval for Scott has more than doubled since Feb. 2. In April, 48 percent of voters who responded disapproved of Scott's work so far, while 35 percent approved. In Quinnipiac's February poll, 35 percent of those polled approved of his work so far while State only 22 percent did not. News In a poll by Public Policy Polling released March 29, respondents indicated that in a hypothetical rematch Scott would lose to Sink in a 56-37 result. Sixteen percent of polled voters SEE SCOTT, PAGE 4 LOCAL Former City Commission, mayor candidate arrested By KAT BEIN Alligator Staff Writer A former candidate for Gainesville mayor and City Commission was arrested Tuesday night for sexual crimes committed almost a year ago. Oswald "Ozzy" Angulo, turned himself into Gainesville Police and admitted to the felony sexual assault charge Tuesday, according to GPD spokeswoman Tscharna Senn. Last July, Angulo was watching a movie at the victim's home with her and her friend. The victim, a woman in her 20s who had never had a sexual relationship with Angulo, fell asleep before the movie was over and awoke to find Angulo performing oral sex on her. She pushed him away, and he left immediately. The woman told her friend, but she didn't report the incident to police until March 7. GPD detectives opened an investigation and, on Tuesday, issued a warrant for his arrest. Angulo turned himself into police at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday and was taken to jail. He was released at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on $30,000 bond. Besides his political pursuits, Angulo has been attending Santa Fe College and volunteering at the St. Francis House. Ohio police chief cancels hundreds of speeding tickets HAMILTON, Ohio -Motorists are off the hook for more than 900 speeding tickets automatically issued by a mobile police camera in southwest Ohio. The camera had been stationed in a park in Hamilton on April 2 at the same time a youth soccer tournament, the Mid-American Soccer Classic, was being held. Police Chief Neil Ferdelman tells The JournalNews of Hamilton that he canceled the tickets because of the tournament, which he says drew many out-of-towners who were unaware the camera was in use. At $95 each, the 900 tickets would have totaled more than $86,000. The chief says 70 of the tickets were mailed. Those motorists have been sent letters telling them: never mind. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today FORECAST 2 >i\ OPINIONS 6 THE AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 18 Sunny 85/59 visit www.alligator.org Sir Mix-A-Lotta Cello Comedian Jim Tavare performs in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom Wednesday night. Tavare, who played Tom the Innkeeper in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and placed fourth in season six of "Last Comic Standing," used a large cello as part of his skit, even playing his own rendition of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back." 0 UF sophomore goalkeeper Mikey Meagher (right) will lead the No. 6 Florida lacrosse team against No. 2 Northwestern in a battle of conference unbeatens today at 6:30 p.m. See Story, Page 18.

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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 News Today Spirit Night Today, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chick-fil-A on Archer Road Benefiting Preston Winslow's bone marrow transplant. Twenty percent of all sales will go directly to the Winslow family. Email prestonsleague@ gmail.com for more information or to get a flier for donation. PAM Drag Show Today, 8 p.m. Reitz Union Rion Ballroom Hosted by Jujubee, Pride Awareness Month's "The Diva Wears Prada, a Drag Show" will feature drag queens from "RuPaul's Drag Race," drag kings, UF students and community members strutting down the catwalk. The show is open to the public and free of charge. Visit ufpam.org for more information. Europe at the Harn Today, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Harn Museum of Art Some of the fun activities include Make a Postcard of Europe, Art Meets Music and mini language lessons. The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece is an in-gallery mystery for visitors to solve. It's up to them to discover who stole a missing work of art from the Harn, why they took it and where they've hidden it. Get started now by viewing the videos at the Harn's Facebook page: http: / / www.facebook. com/ HarnMuseumofArt. Tie Dye for Tissue Donation Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Plaza of the Americas Come celebrate Donate Life Month with Get Carded by tie-dying free t-shirts donated by LifeSouth. Sign up to be an organ and tissue donor, and help UF win the collegiate donor registration challenge. More than 1 million tissue transplants are done each year, and the surgical need for tissue has been rising steadily. One tissue donor can help 50 people. A Starry Night: The Masquerade Friday, 8:30 p.m. Reitz Union Rion Ballroom Put on a mask for Pride Awareness Month's Masquerade. Free food and refreshments will be provided as well as a limited supply of masks. Dress to impress. For more information, visit ufpam.org. Gator Stompin' Pool Party Friday, noon to 4 p.m. The Enclave Come to the official Gator Stompin' Pool Party hosted by The Vault Nightclub and Pledge 5 Foundation. Free TODAY SUNNY 85/59 FRIDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 86/64 entry for those who pledge five hours of public service. Come enjoy free food, drinks and music. LifeSouth and UF Rec Sports Blood Drive Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. LifeSouth Community Blood Center on 13th Street Come out to support the local community as well as the UF Men's Rugby Club during its semiannual blood dnve. There will be food, refreshments and car washes for all who donate. For more information, email bstubby@ ufl.edu. Robot Demonstration Monday, 2 p.m. New Engineering Building, Harris Rotunda Twenty-five students in the Intelligent Machines Design Laboratory course will be presenting their robots and two other prize-winning robots designed and built at UF The autonomous mobile platforms for the course were designed this semester. See http://mil.ufl.edu/ imdl/robot info sll.htm for more info. Victoria's Secret PINK Collegiate Showdown Ends April 21 The Collegiate Showdown is a bracket-style voting competition during which 59 schools compete to have Victoria's Secret PINK host its annual Back-to-School Concert at the winning university. Log in or sign up at vspink.com/ pinknation. Votes can be cast once a day. Last year's winner, West Virginia University, received a concert with Drake, DJ Irie, PINK model Chanel Iman and tons of prizes. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with "What's Happening" in the subject line to ebehrman@alligator. org. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted "What's Happening" submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Maine man teaches legal pot growing techniques PORTLAND, Maine -A Maine man is teaching people how to grow medical marijuana at what's being called "MariSATURDAY THUNDER STORMS 88/58 SUNDAY SUNNY 84/57 MONDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 87/62 juana State University." Fifty-six-year-old Ray Logan has been growing marijuana for 30 years, but when he started it was a recreational and illegal hobby. Now he's taking advantage of Maine's medical marijuana law to share his expertise legally. He taught his first class earlier this month in Portland. More classes are scheduled. The Portland Press Herald says Logan is offering three-hour workshops for people who want to learn how to grow high-quality marijuana in their homes. Maine's medical marijuana law allows registered patients, caregivers and dispensaries to grow marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. To avoid conflicts with police, Logan uses basil rather than marijuana in his classes to demonstrate the growing techniques. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Czech president to be sent thousands of pens PRAGUE -Some say the pen is mightier than the sword. If true, Czech President Vaclav Klaus will soon be a very mighty man. More than 5,000 Czechs have signed up to a Facebook campaign to mail pens to the president after a video of him sheepishly pocketing a pen he took an obvious liking to during an official signing ceremony last week in Chile became widely popular on the Internet. Klaus says it's customary for leaders to keep pens after signing accords. But the manner in which he sized up the pen -encrusted with semiprecious Chilean stones -and then sneakily slipped it into his pocket while he sat at a desk alongside Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has earned him the ridicule of some of his countrymen. "It seemed to me absolutely inappropriate to do anything like that during an official ceremony," said Vojtech Palous, a 23-year-old student of medicine from Prague. "To do that in front of television cameras was just insane." Palous said the country's image will survive, but the video makes the president seem a little weird. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Alligator strives to be accurate and clear in its news reports and editorials. 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Greek students' grades slightly above average By MINA RADMAN Alligator Writer Members of UF's Greek community are proud to flash their letters and not just the ones on their jerseys and badges. The average GPA for the Greek community for the fall 2010 semester was 3.28, according to the UF Interfraternity Council. This is slightly higher than the average university GPA for all students that semester, which was 3.27. "It's pretty typical for the Greek GPA to be above the all-university GPA," said Jack Causseaux, the associate director for Sorority and Fraternity Affairs. "It has fluctuated, but it's not out of the ordinary." The Greek community expects their members to have an above-average GPA, according to Causseaux, because scholarship and academics are two of the organization's main principles. He said the slightly above-average GPA seems to dispel negative Greek stereotypes. Griek "They are not putting L their academics secondary," he said. Causseaux said the UF Greek community also has a higher GPA, on average, than Greek communities at other universities. "People who come here are pleasantly surprised by the chapters' performance on this campus," Causseaux said. THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 3 AROUND GAINESVILLE New club opens downtown By COURTNEY STEINBERG Alligator Contributing Writer A new club in Gainesville is giving away $2,500 in prizes to celebrate its grand opening. The festivities at Fubar, once known as Silver-Q, will include a beer pong tournament and scooter raffle Monday at 9 p.m. The two-story club, 225 W. University Ave., was recently renovated and will include a $100,000 lighting and sound system. Anyone 18 years and older can enter the nine-table tournament for $10 a person as long as one team member is 21 or older. The first through fourth place teams will win cash prizes ranging from $50 to $500. Everyone who attends opening night will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $1,500 scooter from New Scooters 4 Less. There will be free drinks all night, and two live DJs will play a mixture of electro, house and hip-hop music. The Fubar in Orlando is one of the University of Central Florida's most popular bars, so the owner, Matt Merdian, 35, decided to open one in downtown Gainesville. He said someone would have to go to Los Angeles or Las Vegas to be able to experience the same kind of light show his club will provide. Monday nights will be called Mug Night Mondays, where there will be weekly $250 beer pong tournaments. "We'll be having the most ridiculous drink specials that Gainesville has ever seen." Matt Merdian Bar owner Aside from opening night, the cover will cost $9 to receive a Fubar mug and unlimited drinks. "We'll be having the most ridiculous drink specials that Gainesville has ever seen," Merdian said. The club is non-smoking, which he said allows for a healthier environment. "Most people generally do appreciate not having to feel like they have to burn their clothes, shave their head and scrape their skin off at the end of the night," Merdian said. The Board of Directors of Campus Communications, Inc. Publisher of the independent florida allig ator and @11 gator or announces the opening for the position of GRADUATE STUDENT With experience in Journalism (as an unpaid member) of the Board of Directors The application for this position is available at the reception desk at the entrance of the first floor of The Alligator Building at 1105 W. University Avenue, each weekday between 1:00 and 4:00pm. Part of the application consists of short essays in answer to specific questions. More information is available for an applicant's mandatory reading at the time an application is picked up. Applicants should allow themselves 10 to 15 minutes of reading time when picking up an application. Interviews and selections by the Board of Directors will be held at The Alligator offices during the next board meeting. Applicants must be present to be considered. Applicants must be currently enrolled, degree-seeking college or university students. Board of Directors applicants cannot be current or recent past employees or trainees of Campus Communications, Inc. Campus Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. T HE warehouse RESTAURANT & LOUNGE "CLASSIC DINING WITH A UNIQUE TWIST" Graduatio Dinner Part Friday and Saturday Lunch 11am-4pm Dinner 4pm-dosing Special Graduation Menu Find uson Facebook Call for Information 430 person capacity/] 50 parking spaces 502 S. Main St. -352-240-6432 HE39ST POETRY iAn extraordinary vision of human empathy. -NY Times Tonight at 6:00 and 8:45pm. cinema a Tickets 352-375-HIPP or THEHIPPORG

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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 Provost, president-elect discuss tuition increases By HANNAH WINSTON Alligator Writer In an effort to calm tensions that have risen between university administration and some UF students, UF Provost Joe Glover and Student Body President-elect Ben Meyers took to the podium Wednesday. Speaking to a crowd of about 25 students, the two answered questions regarding block tuition, tuition increases and the overall future of U. Block tuition would charge a flat-rate tuition fee for 15 credit hours, even if students take 12 or 18 hours. Meyers said it's always great to see students and administration create a dialogue. He said administrators and students have the same desire to do what is best for the university on all issues. Students in the crowd disagreed. They asked questions about uneven student -toteacher ratios and tuition increases, but block tuition still remained a concern for some students. "My purpose is not to sell [block tuition] to you today," Glover said. He tried to explain the issue and how it would affect specific cases. He said block tuition would not be imposed on graduate students and it would apply only for the fall and spring semesters. Also, block tuition would affect only full-time students or students who take 12 or more credit hours a semester. Glover said some of the best initiatives the university has taken have been opposed by students at first. "People fought like crazy against critical tracking," he said referring to the system that requires all students to meet certain GPA and class requirements to graduate. Glover was also asked what the revenue from the tuition increases of the past year and years to come will be used for. "The general answer to that is: The president always decides," he said. But he assured the group that $10 million generated from the tuition increase will be used to hire new faculty this year. Max Reed/ Alligator Staff Virgil Mathis, a UF student, speaks out against block tuition in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Wednesday. Mathis, who works full time and doesn't receive scholarships, was considered "atypical" by UF Provost Joe Glover during an Academic Issues Forum. Obama: Cut spending, raise taxes on HIS PLAN IS TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT BY$4 TRILLION. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama coupled a call for $4 trillion in longterm deficit reductions with a blistering attack on Republican plans for taxes, Medicare and Medicaid on Wednesday, laying down markers for a roiling debate in Congress and the 2012 presidential campaign to come. Obama said spending cuts and higher taxes alike must be part of any deficit-reduction plan, including an end to Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy. He proposed an unspecified "debt failsafe" that would go into effect if Congress failed to make sure the national debt would be falling by 2014 relative to the size of the overall economy. "We have to live within our means, reduce our deficit and get back on a path that will allow us to pay down our debt," the president said in a speech at George Washington University a few blocks from the White House. "And we have to do it in a way that protects the recovery, and protects the investments we need to grow, create jobs and win the future." Obama's speech was salted with calls for bipartisanship, but also bristled with attacks on Republicans. They want to "end Medicare as we know it," he said, and to extend tax cuts for the wealthy while demanding 33 million seniors pay more for health care. "That's not right, and it's not going to happen as long as I am president," he vowed. Obama spoke to an audience that included Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., author of the House Republican budget that drew repeated presidential scorn. The Budget Committee chairman later told reporters he had been excited to receive an invitation to the speech, believing the administration was extending an olive branch. "Instead, what we got was a speech that was excessively partisan, dramatically inaccurate and hopelessly inadequate to addressing our country's pressing fiscal challenges," Ryan said. "What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our commander in chief. What we heard today was a political broadside from our campaigner in chief." the wealthy Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, noted that the administration has asked Congress to raise the debt limit, but said, "the American people will not stand for that unless it is accompanied by serious action to reduce our deficit. More promises, hollow targets and Washington commissions simply won't get the job done." The president spoke less than a week after he reached a compromise with Boehner on an unprecedented package of $38 billion in spending cuts for this year just in time to avoid a partial government shutdown. Both houses of Congress are expected to pass the measure in the next 24 hours or so, closing the books on the current budget year and clearing the way for a far more defining debate about the size and shape of the government. Polls indicate that Democrat Alex Sink would win in a rematch SCOTT, from page 1 who said they voted for Scott also indicated they would switch to Sink, and 21 percent of Republicans said the same. Despite the fact that November 2010 exit polls expected Scott to win the independent vote by eight points, the March poll indicated that in a rematch Sink would score the independents' support by a 6129 margin of victory. While Democrats' dislike of Scott comes as no surprise, there is concern that Scott's scruples with Republicans in the legislature and his actions concerning the budget may have caused some Republican voters to falter in their support for the new governor. Former chair of the UF College Republicans and current UF law student Bryan Griffin said although Scott's recent actions cannot please every Republican, let alone every Florida resident, they are the necessary moves for a state burdened with economic woes. "He has done what is necessary to make sure Florida doesn't find itself in a worse-off place financially," he said. "He's following through with his campaign promises. Griffin said sliding poll numbers should not be taken as an ultimate indicator of Florida voters turning their backs on Scott, as such data could be considered questionable given the number of those willing to answer the approval rating polls who already have a bias in mind. Nevertheless, he believes the favorable fiscal results Scott will bring to the state by the end of his tenure will trump the backlash his administration is feeling now. Christine Pratt, a UF law student and a registered Republican who voted for Scott, said in an email interview that she supports his budget cuts because, while painful at first, they will improve Florida in the long run. When she graduNeWS ates in May, she hopes to practice law for a government agency and knows she'll feel the sting of those cuts when she applies for those jobs. "But Rick Scott isn't implementing these cuts to be evil and miserly," she said. "He's trying to do the right thing -he's trying to keep the State of Florida out of bankruptcy," Kenneth Wald, a distinguished professor of political science at UF, said the problems between Scott and the Republicans in the Legislature arise from his inexperience with political office and the need to listen to other officials, Wald said. "He is trying to run the state as if it were a corporation, and the reality is you have a board of directors in the Legislature that wants [to be] deeply involved," he said. Albert Matheny, associate dean of the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a political science professor, said in an email interview it is unclear how Republicans will handle Scott. His campaign stance that conventional politics pitting Republicans against Democrats are a problem in Florida made him unpopular with traditional Republican leaders in Tallahassee. Scott's failure to consult Republican officials in the state capital about his initiatives and his disregard for their input will probably upset even the most conservative Republicans, he said. Wald said Scott's ideologies are more in line with the Tea Party than the Republican Party as a whole. If he appears to defer to a single political faction like the Tea Partiers, it could backfire by alienating more moderate Republicans. "We've seen Republicans dump governors who they felt were too far moderate," Wald said. "Whether they would dump somebody who's too far to the right (is uncertain). we haven't seen that before." Alligator Staff Writer CJ Pruner contributed to this report.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5 No Southern Accent concert celebrates CD release The group spent 180 hours recording the CD By ALEX ORLANDO Alligator Writer In the pitch dark of the Phillips Center Black Box Theatre, a group of 18 students stands in a half-circle, humming. Ever so slowly, the hum becomes more discernible. "Wen-o-way-ooh-way," they repeat. More voices chime in. The beat builds onto the harmony. Then come the words. A song emerges. It's "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire. Just as the song takes shape, they stop; waved off by the arm of Christopher Rienas, who stands about 10 paces away among the theater seats. "Can you hear me?" one singer asks out of the cluster. "Yes," Rienas says. "Can you hear the bass mic?" asks another. "Yes." With another wave of his hand, Rienas sends them backstage for final adjustments. This was just a snippet of the hour-and-a-half performance Wednesday night. The show marked the release of No Southern Accent's CD, "Group Therapy." The next show is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. The group sang and beat-boxed 14 songs ranging from "Heavy in Your Arms" by Florence and the Machine to James Taylor's "That Lonesome Road." Over the past year, the group recorded the CD in Rienas' roommate's closet. He said members spent 180 hours recording before the CD's release in hard copy and on iTunes. The night also marked the beginning of the end for its senior members. After four years of 10-hour-a-week practices, UF senior Mallory Zuckerman said she'll miss those moments when the group "gelled." When she missed the first round of auditions as a freshman, she remembers sending an email to the group, begging for a second chance. If the group gave her an opportunity to sing, she wrote, it "wouldn't regret it." Zuckerman said members took her email as over-confident. When she came in to audition, she said, they wanted her to mess up. She didn't. She became one of the two female tenors to makeit out of tho 50 auditioning. Now, she said, she's closer than ever to the group. "They're my soulmates," sho said. Reflecting on those moments at the end of the show, Zuckerman looked as though she might choke up. She finally found the word to describe her time. "It's wonderful," she said. Alex urianao/Aiigator stan UF senior Mallory Zuckerman leads the rest of No Southern Accent, a co-ed a cappella group, Wednesday night at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts to mark the release of the group's CD, "Group Therapy." DENTAL WHITENING RESEARCH STUDY IRB PROJECT #156-2011 The University of Florida Periodontal Disease Research Clinic is seeking individuals for a research study that will compare the whitening effect of a tooth-whitening product worn for three different time periods. The study requires that you come to our clinic for 6 study visits over approximately a 5 week period. You will first need to schedule an appointment to see if you qualify for the study. You may be eligibile if: You have never whitened your teeth You are between the age of 18 and 65 You are in good general health You have your upper front teeth WITHOUT fillings, crowns, bondings, veneers, or braces Eligble participants will receive an oral examination, a product kit, and financial compensation. If interested, please call our office at (352) 273-6675 between 8 AM and 1 PM M-F for more information to schedule a pre-screening visit. GRAD BnIASH 2011I Attention Class of 201 1 seniors! Monday, April 18 from 6:00-8:00 PM EMERSON ALUMNI HALL -1938 West University Avenue The University of Florida Alumni Association invites you to Grad Bash to celebrate your upcoming graduation. This celebration will feature FOOD from Gator's Dockside and Red Mango, live ENTERTAINMENT by KISS 105.3, and photos with special guests ALBERT and ALBERTA! You can also enter the free raffle for a chance to win one of the many great PRIZES including a cruise, iPadT 2, autographed memorabillia and more! FREE WITH YOUR GATOR I ID S$ NEED EXTRA MONEY$$ FREE DENTAL SCREENING ADA 0 140 (rited oral exam) & ADA 0272 (X-rays) OFFER VAL ID THROUGH 2011 GET PAID TO PARTICIPATE $2 0 per procedure For patients who qualify & participate in the Florida Dental licensing examination. ADADl0 & ADA D4341 Cleaning Prophy & RPRS 4 or more teeth ADA2150 2 surface silver filng ADA 2331 2 surface whitr composite filling TO SCHEDULE AN IN BIG LOTS & WINN DIXIE N. MAIN ST. APPOINTMENT SHOPPING CTR. PLEASE CALL 2442 N. MAIN ST. 23RDAVE. FDLS, Inc. 381-8000 MUST BE 18 Y.O. & NOT PREGNANT TO PARTICIPATE. THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESUlT OF AND WITHIN A 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR FREE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.

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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 Warping Time China's stance on TV time travel ridiculous icture our television shows and movies swept clean of any element that "disrespects history." According the Chinese government, which apparently is trying to make historical scholars out of its populace, shows and movies shouldn't include elements of time travel lest they change the look of history. There's obvious hypocrisy in that statement when made by a government that won't let its people research uprisings against it. Beyond that, hearing about this policy made us wonder what that change would look like in the U.S. Of course, we'd be bereft of such high-brow concepts as driving cars at insane speeds toward town halls and having Terminators appearing naked in little energy balls on LA streets. But beyond that, we can think of countless other instances in which writers have "disrespected history" by trying to spice it up to entice viewers to watch something they otherwise may not. Have you ever watched "The Tudors"? As dismayed as we are when we see blatant sensationalizing of history a la "The Kennedys," we understand the artistic license allowed to writers making shows or film. This is their view of history, even if that means turning it into a soap opera. Such a presentation may interest more people in learning about the time period and people portrayed. As for the time travel, that helps put the viewer in the midst of the story and given era. We're not saying "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" was brilliant, but we can see the appeal behind it. And, note to China, putting embellishments on a story loosely based on real events is far less offensive than banning people from seeing the facts altogether. Lesson in Slavery eachers get put into some tough positions, and we're not even talking about questions about unions or budget cuts. They have to find ways to drive home the most important concepts in our society, and those often bypass the three R's. How do you teach a child about slavery, a long blemish on our country's record? How do you get them to understand such a grand scale of injustice? Dividing your class by race and role-playing purchasing slaves probably won't drive the point home, as Virginia fourth-grade teacher Jessica Boyle now knows. Her April 1 lesson came under fire from angered parents. We understand the outcry, but although it seems like a stupid mistake, we feel for Boyle, too. Kids often can't see how something would affect them until it happens to them, as the teacher knew. However, the division by race just gives white children the wrong message: It's not my history and not my problem. She should have taken a different approach and categorized the children randomly. The worst road to take, however, is to gloss over the topic with a quick mention. Slavery is and will continue to be a touchy subject for our country, but we have to address it. 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 Opinions Wednesday's question: Would you vote for Donald Trump? ALLIGATOR www.aIligator.org/opinion cut. Obama charts middle ground on deficit n the heels of an 11th-hour deal late Friday night that averted a government shutdown, the real debate has only now begun. Debate over the debt ceiling will be heating up; if we stay on the current course, the U.S. will reach the maximum borrowing limit of $14.31 trillion by mid-May. Additionally, the fiscal budget for 2011-2012 will be taking place. The reality of the situation is that the only remedy would be major cuts, coupled with tax increases. However, many on the right say we only have a spending problem and not a revenue problem, and many on the left refuse to cut spending in favor of only raising taxes. President Barack Obama finally embraced main suggeslions from his National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, headed by former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, a former Chief of Staff to former President Bill Clinton. Obama needs to embrace the Bowles and Simpson plan. The plan achieves fiscal sustainability and an almost even split of tax increases and program cuts. In regards to taxes, the plan would remove many of the tax deductions while lowering the overall tax rate among all Americans. Another novel idea I believe in is a reform of the tax code where the billionaires are not grouped with those making $250,000. Additionally, the plan will require cuts in the non-discretionary budget from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Energy. Obama plans a $400-billion cut over the next 12 years as well as a pronounced decrease in defense spending. The goal is to reduce the national debt by $4 trillion over the next 12 years. The Republicans are banking on Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and his "Path to Prosperity," which would eviscerate branches of the government that the majority of Americans approve of, such as Education and Labor. The cuts from the non-discretionary budget here would be well over $1.6 trillion, despite the fact that these programs are the most critical to most Americans. The "Path to Prosperity" also keeps the defense budget untouched despite the foreseeable mitigaToday's question: With the average UF GPA at a 3.27, do you think classes are too easy? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org tions in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Additionally, Paul's reform would raise taxes for 95 percent of Americans. It appears Obama has the people on his side, as a Gallup poll Chad Mohammed released today showed that 60 IettersCalligatororg percent of Americans favor a tax increase on the highest income bracket and are apprehensive about slashing domestic programs with a plurality against cutting them. With regards to Social Security, the best plan would be to raise the age gradually from 67 to 69 and demand that the highest income bracket contribute more. The Republicans' path for prosperity ignores any means of rectifying the impeding long-term solvency of the program. Obama is correct when it comes to the plan using Medicare's large size as leverage against higher prescription prices. Regarding the debt ceiling, the limit was more than doubled from below $6 trillion in 2001 to over $12 trillion by the end of 2008. Since the financial downturn, the ceiling is now $14 trillion. Finally, there seems to be some real apprehension about raising the limit. But those on the right have the wrong idea; they believe simply not raising the limit would fail to bring about any repercussions. The fact is the limit needs to be raised but large cuts must also be made to prevent an increase of the limit further down the road. A fiscally savvy budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year will be the first step to sustainability. Obama's plan will anger many on the left and even more on the right, but it is the only viable way to set the country on the correct path. Hopefully, those in Congress will be shrewd enough to do what is best for us all and not make a budget built on social issues and derision. Chad Mohammed is a second-year chemical engineering major. His columns appear on Thursdays. 23% YES 77% NO 116 TOTAL VOTES The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 7 No one wants to be tolerated The LGBT community doesn't really care about tolerance. This couldn't be any clearer after their reaction to Chick-fil-A. Tolerance implies allowing or suffering through something you disagree with. The owners of Chick-fil-A practice tolerance daily in employing and serving members of the LGBT community and treating them with the same respect they offer to those who hold their Christian values. Yet not one word suggesting tolerance was raised when the LGBT community discovered Chick-fil-A had the audacity to hold a moral belief different from their own. So much for their vaunted tolerance. Their plea for tolerance is a sham. A tolerant world makes allowance for disapproval of others' actions without being called a bigot or a hatemonger. What the LGBT community wants is open approval and vigorous acclaim, as Megan Bissell's column on Wednesday made clear. Her world makes no allowance for being accepted or valued if her actions are not heartily commended. Nothing will satisfy the LGBT community but wholesale support and praise. Megan, though I do not know you, I do value your life despite my inability to approve of the way you choose to live it. Your worth comes from your humanity, not your sexuality. Love and disapproval are not mutually exclusive. Just ask the father who checks his alcoholic son into rehab. Can you tolerate that? Andrew Robb UF Student IChick-fil-A not anti-gay If Megan Bissell labels herself as an angry lesbian, I'd have to label myself as a brokenhearted Christian. Why? Because it sucks that our world breeds angry people, let alone angry lesbians, and it sucks that "Christians" often have been the least compassionate of all. For that, I'm sorry. Jesus' message was uncompromising and offensive, yet the soft-hearted flocked to Him because of His supernatural love. I regret that many "Christians" don't follow His example. As it concerns the WinShape Organization and Chick-fil-A's support of it, I must say Bissell's assertions are over-reaching. After examining their websites, I disagree with the claim that it is anti-gay and would advise others to look for themselves. Westboro Baptist Church is anti-gay; WinShape is pro-Jesus. Their mission is to impact the world around them by cultivating leaders who have been revolutionized by the message of Jesus. Via marriage, college and foster care, the only thing explicitly promoted is the Bible. While I sympathize with Megan's frustration, it does not merit painting an organization as something it clearly is not. When questioned on the matter, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy responded with: "We have no agenda against anyone. While my family and I believe in the Biblical definition of marriage, we love and respect anyone who disagrees." It is the right of any patron to decide whom they will support, but it is intellectually dishonest to characterize Chick-filA or WiShape as anti-gay. 0 0 0 0 0 0 Abortion came as relief from pregnancy I'd like to thank the Alligator for the coverage of the abortion speakout sponsored by the Gainesville chapter of National Women's Liberation. The article left out parts of my testimony that were crucial to fully understanding the experience of having an abortion. It was my brief pregnancy that made me feel lonely and terrified, not the abortion. After my abortion, I felt tremendous relief. Yes, my medical abortion was physically painful, but nowhere near as painful as giving birth. The entire experience was not as bad as I had imagined, and I have no regrets, a sentiment echoed by every woman who spoke out at the event. Facing an unwanted pregnancy is terrifying. If I had no option but to endure the full pregnancy, the terror would have only intensified, as would have my feeling of isolation and desperation to have some control over my body and my future. I am now a mother of two, and I know how emotionally and physically exhausting pregnancy can be. No woman ever should be forced to continue a pregnancy she does not feel "ready" for. Yet, women's options continue to be limited more and more by the state legislature, and we need to make our voices heard. Whitney Mutch U U U Ryan Galloway Abortion changes lives for the worse 4EG I wanted to respond to the Alligator's April 10 article on the abortion rights event at the Civic Center because on April 7, I hosted a campus event with UF's Pro-Life Alliance in the Reitz Colonnade for Floridian women who regretted their abortion, an event called "Silent No More," which WCJB TV-20 News featured on the 6 o'clock news. This event, juxtaposed with the women Saturday, significantly enlightens the personal repercussions of post-abortion. Regardless of your stance on abortion's effect on women, I believe everyone must acknowledge, like Whitney Mutch, that abortion changes the trajectory of one's life. At the event, Mary Huston had a similar story to these women: She was 19, in college and pregnant. Huston did choose abortion, but her flippancy turned to regret, and 30 years later she admits to the negative effects abortion had on her health (she was unable to conceive), her psyche (she spent years as an alcoholic) and even her current marriage and some of the tension with her new husband that the abortion caused. To be statistically accurate, abortion does actually hurt women. A 2006 New Zealand study shows 76 percent of post-abortive teens experience severe depression, versus 31 percent of non-abortive teens. Pregnancy should change the trajectory of one's life. It's not Whitney Mutch's first child's fault that he or she was conceived at an "inconvenient time." I think our children deserve better. Florida's legislature realizes there is better than abortion for our men, women and children. Caroline Pilgrim UF student AT&T T-Mobile merger raises concerns of a telecom duopoly AT&T's acquisition of its competitor, T-Mobile, will give birth to a new juggernaut in the American telecommunications industry, producing a company which can supposedly better serve its customers by providing a faster and stronger network. But is it really worth risking consumer interests? The merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, the secondand fourth-largest wireless service providers respectively, is expected to create a duopoly of AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which makes the market far more consolidated than necessary. The deal, which is expected to close in a year, makes AT&T by far the largest service provider in the nation with 130 million total subscribers. Various market analysts are raising concerns over the upcoming change in the market. Kenny Kyunghoon AT&T justified the acquisition UWi re in a statement on March 20, claiming that the acquisition will benefit the customers by "enhancing network capacity, output and quality in near term for both companies' customers." This statement is realizable as AT&T and T-Mobile have similar technology, and their networks, which already cover large areas of the country, can contribute to each other to create an even stronger and faster wireless network. However, it still seems that consumers have more to lose than to gain. The customers may enjoy enhanced services after the acquisition, but they have to expect a future increase in price when two or three behemoths dominate the market. Concerns over future price hikes are well-founded. AT&T presents itself as the provider of the highest quality mobile services, which collides with T-Mobile's brand image as a provider of affordable services. Thus, some of T-Mobile's more price-efficient contracts may be terminated or altered to maintain AT&T's brand image and profit margins. In a recent media release by T-Mobile, the company suggested that future rate plans may be subject to a price increase. T-Mobile merely states "all customer contracts entered into before the change of ownership will be honored (for their applicable period)," suggesting the looming possibility that prices may rise in the future. In this acquisition, at least for now, the banes seem to outweigh the boons. Washington Square News, New York U. via UVWIRE STUDENTS 1Student will win a FLAT SCREEN TVa1 will win an iPod Stereo System. Sign p at athe Marketing Table Wifth ]fur Satefl ID. It's Go Green night first 300 fans to arrive receive a FREE reusable Gator tote bag. Admission is free. Home games played at Donald R. 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theAvenue thursday, april 14, 2011 aural remedy CHEMSTRY T MIDAYsT /stuOrrisTiC O 0 Listening to music between classes or while on the bus is an everyday habit for many students, and it's no mystery why: Music is relaxing. However, according to a recent study conducted in Japan, listening to music also could help lower blood pressure. (Above: UF philosophy freshman Evan Rippe poses for a photo.) Study: Music could lower blood pressure By THOMAS NASSIFF avenue contributing writer When Beau Muniz walks around the UF campus, he's almost never seen without his headphones. Muniz, a UF mechanical engineering sophomore, is like many students in that he listens to music often and uses it to help him relax. "I usuallyjust listen to music to enjoy it," Muniz said, "but sometimes music is the only thing that can really calm me down if I'm mad about something." As it turns out, Muniz may have stumbled naturally onto something more effective than he realizes. A recent study conducted at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan indicates that listening to music or comedy could do more than release stress or anxiety -it actually could help people on a physical level. Led by researcher Eri Eguchi, the study found that subjects who participated in bimonthly group sessions of listeningto music or comedy saw their blood pressure reduce significantly. Those who participated in these sessions, which consisted of an hour of listeningto music or comedy every two weeks, saw their systolic blood pressure drop by an average of five to six points. Michael Miller, M.D., is the director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. According to Miller, that drop in blood pressure could be compared to a similar drop produced bylosing10 pounds, adoptinga low-salt diet or taking medication to lower blood pressure. Miller said that although the demonstrated drop is somewhat modest, it could help lower the risk of death from heart disease or stroke by 5 to 15 percent. Eguchi said it isn't clear exactly how music and laughter can help lower blood pressure, but he is confident in the study's findings. In contrast to the results from the groups that received bimonthly treatment, a control group that got no treatment reported no sign of lower blood pressure. "I think there's definitely a physiological effect going on, some sort of mind-heart connection," Miller told CNN Health. But Miller cautioned against overextending the study's findings, saying he wouldn't recommend replacing medication with listening to music. However, he said, "It could increase your likelihood of going off medication or reducing the dosage." So, just how much should students read into these findings? One thing that's notable is the study subjects' characteristics: men and women between 40 and 74 years of age. Jayne Standley, a professor of music therapy at Florida State University whose focus is medical music therapy, said that although a wealth of research shows that listening to music can affect people physically, this study still stands out. "Music can affect a number of physiological levels," Standley said. "It can reduce heart rate and help calm anxiety. But this study is unusual because it's with blood pressure, which usually doesn't have a response to music." Standley said the study was something that should interest music lovers of any age. "People who love music can use it to their advantage no matter how old they are. It just has to be the individual's preferred music." Clifford Madsen is a colleague of Standley's at FSU. He focuses on perception cognition in music and has years of experience researching physiological and psychological effects of music on people. "We used to think there was a specific music that would make people physiologically excited and other music that would calm them down," Madsen said. "What we've found after a lot of research is that it isn't in the music but rather the association in the music." However, Madsen cautioned against takingthe results of the blood-pressure study too seriously because there always is variation when measuring physiological reactions. But he said there is one way young people can get results. "Something that we've researched at some length is that you're not going to get any of the effects if you're multitasking," Madsen said. "You've got to clear out your head and just go with the sounds that are coming in. Background music won't work the same." PG 9: Learn more about Sarkara Sweets, the vegan-friendly cupcake shop located in downtown Gainesville. Also, meet local rhythm-andblues combo UMRC. PG 10: Learn more about Gainesville's Southern neighbor, Micanopy, as Avenue writer Richard Stehli tours the town to seek its best food and shops. PG 11: Gamer Bait columnist Andrew Wyzan offers one last piece of advice: Buy local. PG 12: Alfred Hitchcock fans, preview The Hippodrome's latest production, "The 39 Steps." In addition, if your fall schedule still isn't complete, try taking one of these off-beat UF courses. *Get to know University Club drag queen India Brooks. *Learn how to make some of this summer's best poolside drinks. *Check out the Avenue's summer festival roundup. h//C LISTEN: "S & M" by Rihanna Rihanna may be bad, but she's perfectly good at it. Her new song is perfectly catchy, too. The raunchy lyrics will give you a good laugh but soon enough you'll be singing along: "Sticks and stones may break my bones." SEE: "Scream 4" This is a must-see. A sequel made more than a decade after its previous installment is always quality. Also, this one's got a starstudded cast, including Courteney Cox, Anna Paquin and Emma Roberts. WATCH: "The Paul Reiser Show" Paul Reiser, the lead actor in "Mad About You," premieres his new comedy at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on NBC. Check out the entertaining trials and tribulations of middle-aged life from the famous writer, actor and producer. DO: Paint the wall on 34th St. If you haven't already, buy a few cans of paint and take your friends to paint the wall on 34th Street. It's one of those things you simply must do before you leave Gainesville. If you're graduating, now is the time. If you're not leaving just yet, why wait? by LAUREN GOLD

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thursday, april 14, 2011 *ALLIGATOR, 9 local food-ld Downtown cupcake shop serves vegan-friendly fare By BRITTANY BRAVE Yum Cupcakery, in November after wanted something more identifiable preferences. which are local providers. avenue writer about seven months of business, with baking but original enough to "We find it depends on the cusWith another tentative locati Claire Browning had to withdraw from college during the spring semester of her senior year. A rollerbladingaccident caused her tofracture her back, and she said the time off that followed left her restless. Surrounded by business-savvy people, Claire, 24, found herself inspired and called her twin sister, Stephanie, in the middle of class. "Do you want to start a bakery?" Claire, co-owner of Gainesvillebased Sarkara Sweets, asked. Stephanie agreed, and the pair of UF graduates, who had always loved baking, got started right away. "I'm glad we did," Claire said. After closing their former business, the two sisters decided to revamp their cupcake shop, renaming it Sarkara Sweets and filling it with vegan-friendly fare. They made the move downtown to 201SWSecond Ave. and changed the name to make their business a more comfortable environment for themselves and for their customers. Claire said the transition was rough, but ever since the move customers have referred to the new location as their "cupcake lounge." "Hopefully it's a slightly more enjoyable atmosphere to stay and enjoy our treats," Claire said. When it came time for a name change, Stephanie said the pair expand nationally and stand out from other chains. Sarkara, a Sanskrit word, describes a natural sugar and taste, which Stephanie said fit perfectly with the business's image and organic efforts. Sarkara Sweets offers 21 kinds of ready-made cupcakes for $3 each. Guests can pay an extra 50 cents to customize their cupcakes with the shop's frosting and 40 toppings. All ingredients are vegan, meaning no included animal prodtomer's mood or personality type," Claire said. "We don't want to alienate anyone, especiallysinceourgeneration is very much into choice." Sarkara Sweets also builds mutual support with Gainesville busiin the works, Stephanie said she's working to collaborate with other places. "We put all this work and effort intosomethingthatwe hopetheyfeel safe and happy eating," Browning nesses by including them in their said. "There's a high level of caring inventory and reaching out for their aboutthe productandthe customer." ingredients. These connections have helped to sustain local businesses and markets, Stephanie said, all the while allowing Sarkara Sweets to expand its own flavor and product ucts. possibilities. Claire said she and her sister The pair reached out to The shop was chosen to host the Victoria's Secret PINK Collegiate Showdown today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., where UF currently is ranked sixth out of 59 universities competing to win a free concert. Students are welcome to pass by the shop, cast votes and receive wanted the business to be a place Gainesville Sweets for caramels, free samples of Victoria's Secret where diet restrictions wouldn't inand this month they will sell sodas products and complimentary pink terfere with people's cravings and provided by E&K Floatz, both of champagne cupcakes. Locals escape the day-job blues with casual jam sessions By BENJAMIN EVANS avenue writer Gary Evans' light was the only one on in the cul-de-sac Monday night. From the street, you could see heads bobbing through the secondfloor window. Indoors, Justin Bieber's face watched over the band from a calendar on the wall. Welcome to the weekly rehearsal of 10piece local music combo Uncle Morty's Rhythm Cream. Evans, a clinical psychologist during the week, used to be an associate professor of psychology at UF. Now, along with his regular job, he hosts UMRC's practices at his home and plays drums in the band, which covers rhythm-andblues, pop and rock tunes. It can be hard to schedule practices with professional schedules, Evans said. "With 10 people, you get three hours of their life to practice," he said. "You better use it." Other band members, who are all local residents, include Tim Ketterson, trumpet; LeVar Thomas, lead vocals; Ken Booth, saxophone; Marcy Coleman, vocals; Randy Hensley, guitar; Doug Meyers, trumpet; Joel Schrank, keyboard and vocals; and Kevin Pizzuti, bass. Evans also shares the stage with his wife, Deb Evans. Deb, who works from home, sings backup vocals with Coleman. Monday, the band practiced upstairs in a yellow-painted room next to where the kids play. Past the video games, past the stuffed bear, past the framed crayon drawing of ladybugs on the wall, next to the exercise equipment, UMRC were set up in a circle. The practice was casual. It was the kind of casual that could come only from a band with no dream other than to have a good time. Larry, the neighbor, heard the band from his driveway and went upstairs to sit through the practice. Gary Evans, the unofficial band leader, gave a couple of tips at the end of songs but never more than a few constructive words. No one argued about the band's image; an almost uniform wear of khaki cargo shorts and no shoes seemed to do just fine. A few people had beers, but, with the kids 40 asleep downstairs, no one got rowdy. Plus, they had to stay on task. While the band doesn't have plans to pursue music professionally, they do hope to keep playing local shows and events. So far, UMRC has played at the Kickin' Devil Cafe, 2017 NE 27th Ave. in Gainesville, at a charity event, at a holiday party and at a BBQ. But the gig everyone is waitingfor, "the big one," Ketterson said, is Aug. 26, when they play the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in downtown Gainesville. At rehearsal, the band blew through a set of songs including John Mayer's "Waiting on the World to Change" and The B-52s' "Love Shack." The backup singers synchronized their dance steps while Thomas belted out soulful melodies. The group found Thomas and saxophone player Ken Booth on Craigslist. Deb Evans said, "We listened [to Thomas] and were like, 'This is the guy we've been prayingfor."' Booth, who said he has been playing the saxophone for only two years, is the manager of the UF Help Desk's Application Support Center. "I've loved it," Booth said of playing in the band. Like Gary Evans, Ketterson is a clinical psychologist. Ketterson also brings 30 years of playing experience to the combo. 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10, ALLIGATOR thursday, april 14, 2011 For fresh culture, head to Micanopy By RICHARD 0. STEHLI avenue writer To most of us, Micanopy probably is known as "thatexitoff Interstate 75just south of Gainesville with Cafe Risque." But don't be fooled: Although Micanopy is one of the oldest towns in Florida, it also might be one of the neatest. It's stuffed to the rafters with trinkets, antiques, musical instruments, old books and history, but it's still a quiet, friendly, slow-paced Southern town. Give it a few hours on a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon and you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy. To start your journey, I would recommend lunch. Right on U.S. Highway 441, just a few minutes past Lake Wauberg, you have two excellent choices: Blue Highway and the Pearl Country Store. The former serves pizza that could give Satchel a run for his money. However, if you're more in the mood for barbecue like I was, go to the Pearl Country Store. It may look like a gas station, but hidden inside is one heck of a good Southern eatery. While sinking my teeth into a beef sandwich that must have weighed a pound -and it wasn't even the "jumbo" size -I felt the hectic college life back in Gainesville begin to melt away. The diners to my right were decked out in hunting gear. On my left, a group of bikers were out for a joyride. Decorating the ceiling above me hung a model airplane made of Beast cans. You won't find that sort of decor in Midtown. My first stop in Micanopy proper was the history museum. Housed inside what used to be a warehouse and a general store, the museum dedicates half of its space to the Florida that existed before white settlement and half to the history of the town of Micanopy. Marnelle Cripe, a conservator at the museum since its inception 21 years ago, said the best thing about the museum is its dedication to authenticity. "Everything here is real. We don't use any replicas," Cripe said. "I work a lot with the town archives to make sure everything here is presented correctly, just as it was." "It's all happg things people will enjoy. I can't call it a gift Thop or holiday shop, but ever since I opened, it just slowly zvolvezd into -this." MARLENE OBERST The Shop owner Next door to the museum is the Mosswood Farm Store. Operating out of a centennial cracker-style house, the farm store sells a plethora of products aimed at natural and sustainable living. Along with clothesline supplies, natural soaps, aromatherapy goods and environment-friendly cleaning products, the store sells delicious artisan breads and pastries. Whether you're keen on knife-making or totally stoked to build your own brick oven, the farm store has the literature you need, offering a fantastic selection of books on all types of do-it-yourself endeavors. My next stop in town was Leonardo's, billed as a purveyor of "Antiques, Junque, and Musical Instruments." Along with the usual array of knickknacks and bric-a-brac, Leonardo's sells new, used and refurbished instruments. Some real gems among the strings included a 50th anniversary Les Paul, a Resonator mandolin and a solid mahogany Fender ukulele. On a cool-instruments-per-square-foot basis, Leonardo's is a musical jackpot. A little farther down the street, I encountered another Micanopy mainstay, The Shop. The Shop is difficult to describe. In a word: stuff. Room after room of it. You want giant ceramic pears? Check. Have a thing for rooster statues? Got 'em in spades. From decorative birdcages to velvet pumpkins and everything in between, The Shop puts it all under one roof. Even the furniture is for sale -even though you can hardly see it under the thousands of other eclectic items populating the store. Marlene Oberst has owned and operated this unique shopping destination since 1980, and even she isn't quite sure how to classify it. "It's all happy things people will enjoy," Oberst said. "I can't call it a gift shop or holiday shop, but ever since I opened, it just slowly evolved into this." Along with a slew of antique shops, Micanopy also has two used booksellers, a stained glass store, an art gallery, a gorgeous bed and breakfast, and a fascinating store selling thousands of cameos. But the town isn't just about the stores. In truth, you could go online and buy any of the things you find here -plus, you probably don't need an antique butter churn in the first place. There really is more to Micanopy than its selection of purchase-worthy merchandise. There's a feeling about the place that you never would be able to find in Gainesville. It's the TV town you didn't grow up in but always wish you did, a place full of friendly folks and where everyone knows everyone. GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS 25% OFF any one GNC Product Cannot be combined. One Coupon per customer 3914 SW Archer Rd M||. 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GameStop is the definition of a monopoly, and, as such, it has more power in the industry than any of the world's biggest publishers like EA or Activision. The company can control what games are sold to consumers and, most dangerous in the long run, limit the profits made by the game makers themselves. For the company's 2010 financial year, ending Jan. 29, GameStop reported a record-high sales figure of $9.47 billion with sales of used games totaling $2.47 billion. That's one hell of a piece of the pie graph. I don't need to shout statistics to confidently say nearly everyone reading this column has bought a used game earns from selling a $45 used game is a heavy chunk of change. Andrew Wyzan See the problem? columnist Now, imagine not every game is "Call of Duty," which is published by the world's largest publisher and has a large enough fan base to guarantee a profit. Smaller titles by independent studios don't have the brand recognition and marketing funds to have a large presence on GameStop's shelves. What if "Angry Birds" was sold at GameStop and sold only 1,000 units, 900 of those being used sales? With only 100 of those units actually bringing in money for the studio, the game likely would be considered a failure. Meanwhile, those 900 units sold used is added to GameStop's ,I a much smaller stock and at fairer prices than GameStop does, not to mention it has a mind-blowing selection of classic games and consoles that GameStop doesn't carry. The store even offers students a 10 percent discount for used games (so no need to spend $20 on a stupid card), and its trade-in values are significantly higher than GameStop's "half-price only if the game came out yesterday" company line. 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12, ALLIGATOR thursday, april 14, 2011 Hippodrome cast perform Hitchcock classic 'The 39 Steps' By BRITTANY BRAVE avenue writer Ric Rose plays a clown, a hotel owner, a train passenger and more. He switches roles with the change of a hat or the swift swing of a ladder. He's one of a cast of four that juggles nearly 140 characters during35 scenes of Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps." From Friday to May 8, The Hippodrome Theatre will bring the mystery classic adapted by Patrick Barlow to its stage, with an early viewing tonight at 8. The two-time Tony Award-winning piece has had successful runs on Broadway and in London after being remade three times for the stage and silver screen since the book, by author John Buchan, was released in 1915. The production pokes fun at the theatricality of the theater, telling the story of Richard Hannay and his whimsical encounters through a film noir lens and capturing large acting, speedy choreography and a myriad of dialects. Hannay runs from the police on an alleged murder charge, all the while letting the illusion of the 39 steps progress the real story his growing romance with Pamela, played by Jessica Morris. Despite its entertainment, Morris said the cast made it a priority not to let these antics take away from the script's message. "They can say it's the story of the 39 steps and the trajectory of adventures Hannay lands himself in, but it's about him falling love," Morris said, "not the gimmicks." Aside from a 15-minute intermission, the story speeds through two hours of multitaskingforthe castof veteran Hipp actors. They were the characters, setting and props, as they coordinated their stunts and costume changes and manipulated their escape plans and environment. A layer of smoke covers thethrust stage floor throughout every scene, adding curiosity to the play's mystery. A streetlight lets the outdoors coexist onstage with the interior of Hannay's apartment. A picture frame acts as a windowpane, and a bright turquoise sheet, tugged and tossed, serves as a river. One minute the three wooden chests were the dinner table, and the next, they were Hannay and Pamela's bed as they found themselves handcuffed to each other and trying to hide their unusual, secret circumstances. Lauren Caldwell, the show's director, has spent 15 years as artistic director at the Hipp. Caldwell said Hitchcock was a part of her early life and inspiration, and she remembers being introduced to his half-hour weekly TV program, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." She has followed his work ever since. When it was time to direct, Caldwell said it was important for her to stick close to Hitchcock's adaptation more than the others. Cast member Justin Sease juggled characters and made a note to familiarize himself with Hitchcock for his role. He said the best part of "The 39 Steps" is that no background knowledge is necessary to enjoy the show. "This is my fourth show at the Hipp, and they're all very different," Sease said. "And now I'm doing this, when I'm playing about 15 different characters, but you don't need to have seen the movies to understand." The physicality of the piece pokes fun at the illusion of the stage, and for Jason Weiss, who has acted professionally since 1998, the play presented him with his most strenuous role yet. The Hippodrome picked its season last spring but had only two weeks of rehearsal for "The 39 Steps," an unusual amount of preparation time for Weiss. Every time Weiss stepped on stage and into Hannay's character, he said he left each act with sweat sticking to his T-shirt and his body begging for rest. For him, acting with a dialect enhances the experience, and, as a longtime fan of film noir and British theater, the play spoke to his interests. "The Brits have more composure than us," Weiss said. "The best moments are when Hannay lets his guard down now and again, and you really see the cast's chemistry." It's the fun of playing Richard Hannay that drove him to accept the role, Weiss said, and it's also a chance to honor Hitchcock while he's at it. "When I found out I had this opportunity, I knew I would have fun," Weiss said. "The day I say, 'I have to go to work,' is the day I'll quit." For more information, including showtimes and ticket prices, visit http://thehipp.org. Universities offer kooky classes The Science of Harry Potter at Frostburg State University and Maple Syrup Making at Alfred University are among the off-beat courses offered at U.S. universities. By SHELBY WEBB avenue contributing writer If you long for elementary-school field trips -specifically ones to exotic, never-before-explored areas -Santa Clara University may have a course for you. Santa Clara students can take a course called The Joy of Garbage, which allows them to visit some of the most intriguing landfills and sanitation plants in California. This course, among others, seems to be part of a trend emerging at UF and at other U.S. universities: the offering of unusual, unorthodox and sometimes just plain weird classes. For example, Cornell offers a course called Tree Climbing, the University of Wisconsin offers Elvish, the language of "Lord of the Rings," and Alfred University has a class called Maple Syrup Making. AtUF,quirkycoursesoffered includePlants,GardeningandYou; Russian FairyTales; andtheQueerTheory. Perhaps the most classically bizarre course that exists, Underwater Basket Weaving, is offered at Reed College in Portland, Org., and at the University of California at San Diego. During the course, students learn how to make wicker baskets with a method that involves first soaking materials in water y One can't help but wonder, what could, say, an accounting major learn from taking Underwater Basket Weaving? That's a question Linda Behar-Horenstein, a professor in the UF College of Education, was all too eager to answer. "The basket weaving could increase a person's dexterity and focus their concentration on weaving," Behar-Horenstein said, "and in some sense an accountant must have dexterity and be able to concentrate on one task for a long period of time." She also said English and other creative majors could benefit from taking Underwater Basket Weaving because doing a craft transcends people's Social media gc seriously lacks By TYLER FRANCISCHINE avenue contributing columnist On a biting, harsh morning last November, I was late for school. In my haste to get to campus on time, I forgot to eat breakfast. Ten minutes into my bike ride down Stadium Road, black spots entered my vision, and I broke out into an icy sweat. Pedaling my bike seemed to take an enormous amount of effort. Then, I realized -low blood sugar and skipping meals was a dangerous combination. The next thing I remember, I was lying facedown on the sidewalk near UF's Riker Hall, my bike tires spinning and my bike chain a tangled mess. I picked my cheek up off the freezing cement and saw brown furry boots walking over me. They belonged to a girl with a matching Eskimolike hoodie who tiptoed daintily around my head. She held a phone close to her face, texting furiously. I wondered if she had confused me for the street -or i was stepping on As I shakily s ized what a joke generation is. For people w selves on bei linked in, hooked -there definitel face-to-face com My friend Ja too, especially on from campus. She told me sp Soci len rid sp other, and you make eye contac generally doesn' cept when a fell her interest. "I saw this girl shoes, and I wa that I liked the me. "But I tho think I was weird cognition and might open more connections in their brains than when they're not being creative. Indeed, several unconventional classes have core themes rooted in standard curriculum. Among others, The Science of Harry Potter, offered at Frostburg State University, emphasizes using science to better describe the magical aspects of the Harry Potter series, applying physics to things like Quidditch, the series' signature sport. Nik Bajorek, a UF English instructor, teaches a course that examines how African Americans are represented in animated films, TV series, anime, comics and graphic novels. "So often students feel locked and only foeu, on their major. But if you take a rik and do or learn something unorthodox, you could broaden your horizon." NIK BAJOREK UF English instructor He said his course helps those who have unrelated majors gain critical thinking skills and a new perspective. "So often students feel locked and only focus on their major," Bajorek said. "But if you take a risk and do or learn something unorthodox, you could broaden your horizons." Mark Lower, a 19-year-old business administration major, learned how to use Library West's resources for research when he enrolled in the UF course called Witches, Trolls and Garden Gnomes. "I needed another humanities class," Lower said, "and it had a cool name." Lower said he still uses the research skills he learned in a German culture class and recommends that other students take unusual classes. "The stuff you learn in these classes is so random, and I think you learn more than you would if you were taking a class that you're familiar with," he said. neration 3ocial skills some trash on not to see her." f she knew she Why does our generation my hair. have such an aversion to speaktood up, I realing directly to each other? this Facebook The sheer number of "Missed Connections" on Craigslist ho pride themspeaks to this issue: "To girl on ng connected, Route 20 bus: I should've tried up -whatever to start a conversation with y was a lack of you;" "To blonde at Club Twenty: munication. I didn't have the man juice to go ckie notices it, and talk to you." Though the latthe bus to and ter woman probably was lucky no guy approached her with any there's an un"man juice," it sucks to think )ken code of simy peers turn first to technolce among bus ogy instead of to each other. ers: You don't There's got to be a solution. eak to each Here's my take: Put down your definitely don't cellphones, and look up at the t. She said this people around you. You may t bother her exfind the love of your life is sitow rider piques ting next to you on the bus, or you may find someone to shoot with really cool the breeze with on the Plaza nted to tell her between classes. And if you see m," Jackie told someone with his or her head on ought she would the pavement, don't tweet about so I pretended it -help the person up. 40

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14, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished 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! ww.GainesvillePlace.com 4-20-70-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 ww.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-20-10-70-2 Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts. Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-20-10-70-2 FOX HOLLOW Gated Entry "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 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 01BRs $425-495 @ 3BRs $630 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! 0 Pools Cardio Tanning Tennis @ Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 0 377-7401 biketouf.com 4-20-1 0-70-2 BRIDGELIGHT 1 BR Loft Style starting at $515 mo. M-F 1-6 Sat. 10-2. 3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221 vww.bridgeiightapts.com Text: bridgeiighta65374 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 & Sun Key 1.1 from 475 2.1 from 550 Walk to campus; 8 short minutes on the bus pet friendly! full time grads no deposit for 1.1 352.376.6720 352.376.7041 4-20-10-70-2 Sun Harbor 2.1.5 townhome 600 -675 1 month free on 650. 8 minutes to campus on bus; walk to campus pet friendly 352.376.7041 or 352.376.6720 4-20-10-70-2 $500-$600 clean, spacious PRIVATE, apt. for calm, stable, mature person in quiet area, greenspace/trees; pvt patio, near UF & dntn, bus. 1825-1826 NW 10th st. 352-376-0080, 352-284-3873; postj@bellsouth.net 4-2010-70-2 Pine Rush Villas Sign a lease by 4/30 and enter to win a FREE YEAR OF RENT!! Pet Friendly No weight limit Near UF and Oaks Mail 352-375-1519 4-20-10-70-2 The Cottages on Market Street 2BR/1 BA apt $500 mo; No Dep, No Fee's UF or SF Full-Time Students Bike to Campus, Walk to Starbucks Tommy 352-339-1965 4-20-10-70-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $829 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 PLasmaTVfornew Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 4-20-11-67-2 The Retreat at Madison Pointe 2/2 with Vaulted ceilings & W/D. Garage included. Gated Community. 2701 NW 23rd Blvd 352-372-0400 MadisonPointe.org Text MADISON to 47464 for more info!! 4-20-66-2 WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN 3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. 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Please call Ketty 352-332-6566. yttek@hotmai.com 5-1011-28-2 ****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 4-20-11-26-2 ****3401 NW 7th Place**** 3/2 living, dining family rooms.A appliances, W/D, close to campus, large yd. Small pets OK Avail Aug.1, $1295 -333-9874 or 317-7346 4-20-11-26-2 4/3 18 NW 36th St.**** Close to campus, all appliances, W/D, central heat/air Avail. Aug 1, $1375 -333-9874 or 317-7346 4-20-11-26-2 ONW 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 4-20-26-2 e CRANDB5 SCRABBLE' is a trademark of Hasbo n the US and Canada. @e2011 Hasbro. Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved. 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We have REAL 1/1s 3 blocks to UF -GATORNEST 575 sq ft, $550 300 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 8-15-10-25-2 Gainesville Student 1W'ntas:m -------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 @5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800 @4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500 @4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1500 4-20-11-25-2 2/2 and 3/3 Townhomes From $360/person! Available NOW and August! 377-2801*cobblestoneuf.com 4-20-70-2 3bedroom $509/person 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? TREND .1Problems Sohed Call 352-375-7104 today! trend4rent.com 4-20-24-25 2BR/1BA, 1/2 month free. $380-$425/mo. Mobile home w/ central AC/heat, shaded lot. nci water, -mobile home lot $260/mo 352376-5887 4-20-11-24-2 LARGE 4BR/2BA HOUSE. Extremely Nice, bike to UF, central AC/heat, W/D, dishwasher, garage, fenced yard, landscaped. No pets. Avail Aug 16th -1 year. 2806 NW 16th Ave. $1690/mo. 352-665-8166 Iv mssg. 5-12-11-26-2 WALK2UF.COM Location, Location, Affordable 352-375-8256 4-20-24-2 2BR HOUSE 3 biks from UF/Sorority Row/ Norman Hall/Shands area, cent AC/heat, wd firs, DW, fenced, pets ok, plenty of parking! Avail Aug 16th -1 yr. $850 352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2 3BR/2BA HOUSE 2 biks from UF/Sorority Row/Norman Hall/Shands area, cent AC/ heat, W/D, DW, fenced, pets maybe, plenty of parking! Avail Aug 16th -1 yr. $1335 352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2 HUGE 4BR/2BA HOUSE 2 biks from UF/ Sorority Row/Norman Hall/Shands area dining rm, remodeled baths, cent AC/heat, wd firs, W/D, DW, pets maybe, parking! Avail Aug 16th -1 yr. $2350 352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-1 2-11-25-2 TRADITIONAL MAGIC MAZE@ BIRTHSTONES F Y V T Q O L I G D B YW T R PM K Y I F D B Y W E U S Q O MK I H (B L 0 0 D S T O N E) F D D B Z T U D N E S I XWN U S Q L O N N R R Y L L J H O F D C A A O Y I H L X O W V T T S Z Q M R H T C R P S P E S N L J A S P E R K A I Y N T N H F I E P MC M L E Y R B A G Z DY A A O W V E P A H U G O S R S Q P N T M L G J C I A M H Find the listed words in the diagrarn. They run in all directions lorward, backward. up. down and diagonally Agate Emerald Moonstone Ruby Amethyst Garnet Onyx Sapphire Bloodstone Hyacinth Opal Topaz Chrysolite Jasper Pearl @ 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. All rights reserved.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 15 For Rent TFor Rent For Rent f For Rent u d ufunished nfrnished Subleases O F nfurnishe~d unurahll nfrise unfurnished 1 1 Large 4BR/2BA HOUSES 2 biks from UF/ Sorority Row/Norman Hall/Shands area, w/ dining room, cent AC/heat, wd firs, DW, plenty of parking! .Avail Aug 16th -1 yr. $1980 352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2 PET'S PARADISE $390 -$650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 4-0511-10-2 **3/2 515 NW 51st St** Near GHFC vaulted ceilings, all appliances, W/D, garage, small pets ok. Avail. Aug 1, $1195 333-9874, 317-7346 4-20-11-21-2 TOP QUALITY -GREAT LOCATIONS Upscale, 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to UF campus -on N & E sides. Year lease, beginning summer or fall. Sorry, no pets. K & M Properties. 372-1509 4-20-11-21-2 GREAT LOCATION -GREAT PRICE 2BR/1 BA apts on Univ Ave across from UF Stadium & O'Dome. Modern, all elec, cent H/AC, $600/mo K&M Properties 372-1509 4-20-11-21-2 First Care of Gainesville No Appointment Needed! RTS (352) 373-2340 #5 & #43 4343 Newberry Road, Suite 10 www.firstcareofgainesville.com www.Bellaproperties.net 3/2 with study. Walk to UF, hardwood floors, fireplace, 2 car garage, full sevice tour 335-5424 4-20-20-2 www.BellaProperties.net Palm Villas -luxury graduate apartments in a small and quiet complex. 2 BR/2 BA available for $465 per BR. Call to tour 335-5424 4-20-20-2. WALK TO UF 3 Bed 2 Bath House in upscale Golfview Estates near Law School & Athletic fields. $1400 mo. Aug 1. Call (305) 788-4103 4-20-11-19-2 WALK TO UF. START SUMMER OR FALL OStudios $425-$40001 BR/1 BA $550-$450 *2BR $850-$800 1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP. Call/Text 352-870-7256 gv1132601@gmaii.com 4-20-11-20-2 LIVE ON UF LAKE PERFECT FOR PROFESSIONALS/GRAD. 2BR/2BA pristine Bivens Arm condo. Large den/3rd BR, hdwd firs, W/D, pool, canoe. Walk/bike to Shands/ UF, bus stop. $1190/mo. 407-832-1458 4-20-11-16-2 1BR/1BA, large screened-in porch, W/D hook-up. Pets ok. Monthly rent $535. Sec Dep $535. 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt #3 Please call 352-371-3473 4-20-11-14-2 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS 1 Flying group 5 Comic Johnson 9 Hyphenated dessert name 14 Half dodeca15 Liner danger 16 Hater of David, in Dickens 17 Theater giant? 18 In : confused 19 High humor? 20 Pan? 23 Relative of -like 24 Wine bar offerings 25 Moshe Dayan's "oxygen of the soul" 29 Guff 30 Moo chew? 33 With 44-Across, ten? 35 Change genetically 37 Former lover of Riker on "Star Trek: T.N.G." 38 Pontiff's wear 40 Foreshadowing 41 Service station vessel 44 See 33-Across 47 Org whose members are concerned with lies 48 Birling roller 50 Radius, e.g. 51 San : San Francisco Bay city 53 Airline to Copenhagen 54 Kin? 60 Centipede maker 61 Spice 62 Yes-_ question 63 Veal piccata ingredient 64 Part of Caesar's boast 65 N.L. East squad 66 Country sound 67 Golden Fleece vessel 68 Sin in the film "Se7en" DOWN 1 Very smart 2 San 3 Student's stressor 4 Emulate Cyrano 5 It may be reckless 6 Update mtge. terms 7 Band 8 Quaff garnished with nutmeg 9 Technique of ancient samurai 10 Some native New Yorkers 11 Afro-sporting "Mod Squad" character 12 Vacation location 13 Cries of understanding 21 Hill worker 22 Buggy relative 25 Depth-of-field setting 26 Outfit again 27 __ Gay 28 George Strait label 30 Actor's day job? 31 SEC school that retired Peyton Manning's number 32 Pasta al __ 34 Santa's 21-Down 36 O.K. Corral town 39 It's usually uplifting 42 Diced and served in a mushroom cream sauce 43 "Don't look at me!" 45 Hall of fame 46 Ally Financial Inc., formerly 49 City on the Rhone 51 Jerk 52 Stare master? 54 Ratatouille, for one 55 Doll's word 56 Did some selling out 57 Mashhad is its second-largest city 58 Airing 59 Intrusive 60 PC key ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: G A M A CS P A N G A B S 0 M A R H I L D A A L E C_ BER G I N U T S T L O I N VO I C E M A I LJ A I L NITIH V EE R E D NH VEE D T A B A L I G N M E NT U H A U L H 0 0 T S BRO UHAU HOOTS B RO B 0 L T L O T T O M E O W E Y E P I U S I F U TO N B I L L O F R I G H T S A T T I AD S C H E C K B E F O RIEIH A N D 1 0 N E N 1 o B D 0 R DROP E R RIO L T I L E FSA N S R EIKE Y S N 0 W xwordeditor@aol.com 04/14/11 04/14/11 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrilimanagement.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 1 BLKS TO UF New Carpet $450/Mo 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 Marcott Apts 1 BR 1 BA $500/Mo Central H & Air, 600 Sq. Ft. Carpet, No Laundry 1029 Sw 3rd Avenue RITZ Apts 2BR 1 BAApts $600-$675/Mo Carpet or Tile Floors, No Laundry 1234 & 1238 SW 1st Avenue Central H & Air, Behind Leonardos 4-15-11-11-2 CONDOS.JACKSONSQUARE.US Luxury condos 3 blocks North of UF 352-870-9453 4-20-13-2 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 5-10-11-14-2 Duplex, Duckpond, CHA, carport, carpets, ceiling fans, quiet, trees, large yard, $700mo, 920 NE 6th Ave., 376 0080; 284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net 4-20-11-13-2 FREAKS! Downtown studio/garage apt. Window A/C, space heat, off-street parking. H20/sewage incl. On bus lines near Hippodrome. 416 SE 2nd St. $420/mo, 1st, last & sec. Call 352-373-6551 4-18-10-2 Walk or Bike to Campus' 1,2,3,4 & 5 BR houses & condos available. Campus Realty 352-692-3800 rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 7-28-1134-2 CLOSE TO UF -4BR/2BA HOUSE 914 SW 6th Ave. Cent AC/heat. W/D hk-up. $1690/mo. From 8/16, for 1 year. No pets. 359-1508 4-20-11-11-2 MILL POND CONDO 3BR/2BA, garage. Across from GHFC. $1000/mo. Available January. 331-6872 4-19-11-10-2 Close to UF, 2BR/1BA house, W/D, large fenced yard. Pets ok. Water incl. Low movein. Avail Aug 1st. 618 NW 14th Ave. $895/ mo. Call 561-703-8490 4-20-11-5-2 lbed/1bath in 3bed/3bath at the polos. rent is $410 incl. utilities, cable and internet. furnished or unfurnished. available May 1st. call 352 262 7778 or dubroca@ufl.edu 5-10-1110-2 Several cute & clean houses & apartments available for August, located in quiet NW areas near UF/Downtown. Rates from $600 per month. Call/Text Anita: 352-575-4395; Anita@cozygator.com; www.cozygator.com 5-12-11-11-2 3BR/1 BA house avail August: cent heat A/C, hardwood/tile floors, washer/dryer, carport, Florida room, private fenced bkyd. $900/mo. 352-318-5453 4-20-11-9-2 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING A LARGE POND. Located west of Campus Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun Subdivision. Clean & neat. $750/mo. Call 352-871-7801 pfitzlO0@yahoo.com 5-1011-9-2 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. 4-15-11-5-2 NICE 2BR Apartment in Quadplex Cent H/AC,W/D hkup, DW, 850 sqft 2 blks frm NW 13th st & 39th ave $575/month, Avail Immediately Call 352-327-8287 & Iv message 4-15-5-2 Clean small efficiency Quiet.Wash/dry on prem.Wat/Sew incl NS No Pets.1/2m south UF/Shands,2 bus routes.$399/m.Same furnished $410/m 352-262-2871 Owner/agent 8-2-11-30-2 A charming, 3 BR/1.5 BA house. Great Neighborhood. Close to UF. W/D. Available May 6 (flexible). 2 people$800/mo. 3 people -$900/mo. Call Mark: 352-672-4072 4-15-11-4-2 1/1 Deluxe Top Floor Apartment with W/D in unit,Cable, Water, Trash, Sewer Included, Screened in porch,Fireplace,Microwave included with apartment. Special Rate $664.00 No deposit needed. Please contact 352-3881218 for more info. 4-15-3-2 SERENOLA PINES Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $495, 2BR $585 352-335-0420 5-10-11-7-2 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 5-1011-7-2 UF 7 blks, 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL, HOT TUB, 2500sf, 2 prchs, 5 car park, responsible students or professionals only. Plasma TV incl. May-Aug $1775/mo; $2175/mo Aug on. Summer only option or yr lease. 352-222-0211 4-19-11-5-2 1617 NW 7th Place -Available for Fall! 3 BR brick bungalow in quiet NW family neighborhood a short bike or walk directly north of UF library. Security system, washer/dryer, gleaming wood floors, fireplace, large fenced backyard, cent. heat & air, large Florida room, off street parking. $1,650 per mo. Please call Tom at 352-215-4990. 4-20-11-5-2 tI sblases Don't wait! Place YourSublease Ad TODAY The last issue for the spring semester will be on April 20th! It's FAST & EASY! Go to: www.alligator.org/classifieds $750/mo OBO Windsor Hall.Summer A/C or B. Movein early. Furnished, securepool, all utilities inc. Walk to UF.No roomies. Your own apt! Parking avail. Call 954-821-1446 or radurier@bellsouth.net for info. 6-2-1130-3 $505 Parkside 2 Townhomes, Very close to UF (off sorority row), Lease runs May 1July 31. Bedroom has own bath & private balcony, 1/2 bath downstairs, pay for half of elec Call Ali 9416282134 or email booie12@ufl.edu 4-15-11-10-3 SUMMER SUBLEASE! Willing to lease for only $450 a month, that's 25% off a month. Washer, dryer, personal bath, gourmet kitchen. Located in Windsor Hall, girl's building. parking available for half price! Contact kmeany333@gmai.com 4-15-11-5-3 Sublease near UF Sorority Row. Beautiful new studio, granite counters, slate shower, w/d. Partially furnished. Available 5/1 through 7/30/11. $699/month Call: Al Raymond (352)494-1805 or email: raydad1@msn.com 4-18-11-5-3 $375/mo REDUCED from $475/mo! Ivy House large Double Suite. All inclusive! 5 minute walk to UF! Jacuzzi tubs! Great roommate! Available May thru August. Call 386-288-8541 or email msherrod@ufl.edu 4-20-7-3 *379** MAY, JUNE, JULY AT LEXINGTON CROSSING! OWN ROOM & BATHROOM FULLY FURNISHED. 3 BUS ROUTES. UTILITIES INCLUDED. CALL 727.331.3762 4-19-5-3 $500 / 1BR sublet thru July, can renew. ArborApts., SW 35th P. Gated patio, all bus routes, pool & laundry. Call 352-327-5871 or harrisesarah@gmai.com. 4-20-11-5-3 FRoommates 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 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 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 4-19-11-25-4 2BR/2BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Countryside condo. $435/mo/room -utils incl. Direct bus to UF 3 mis. Pool, exercise room, nicely furn. 3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352357-9656, or 352-636-4814 4-20-11-23-4 STUDENTS NEEDED -TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Call 727729-1561 4-20-15-4 Beautifully renovated, furnished condo,1 mile from UF, $369/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool + fitness room and on bus route, Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871 5-10-11-13-4 Walk to UF. 5bd/3ba house. 2 roommates needed, male or female. Free off-street parking, W/D, wireless, pool, furnished living room and kitchen. $405/mo. Available 7-30, yearly lease. 561-427-8383 4-15-11-5-4 2 Roommates needed for large 4/2 house near Thornebrook Village. $325 & $275. Utilities around $80. 5 min drive to Santa Fe & UF. Washer/dryer fenced in backyard fireplace. Email strny472@gmaii.com 4-195-4 Clean responsible roommate wanted! 4/2 -1900SF house. All utilities included. Convenient location (UFISFC). Walk-in closet, pool, grill. $475/month. Available NOW. Call Erik @ 954-937-9491 4-20-11-5-4 F Real Estate 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 1 2 3 4 5 7 1 9 10 11 2 2 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 P 2324 2s 26 27 28 29 .0 1 32 33 35 1;1 Is 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 s1 52 53 1 5455 s -s5675859 60 61-62 63 J64 +H 66 67 6. By Daniel A. Finan (c>2011 Tribune Media services, Inc.

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16, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 Real Estate W 1 r3 ie Auts Help Wanted Help Wanted 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 KENTE GRADUATION STOLES FOR SALE! Celebrate with hand-woven kente stole/sash imported from Accra, Ghana. ONLY 19.99 plus shipping. Order online -www.afrikandesigns.com; email Grace at grace@afrikandesigns.com. 4-20-11-11-10 Office furniture-desks, filing cabinets, chairs, tables. good condition, used. $10-$50 373-2411; bhoffman_10@hotmail.com 4-15-11-5-10 Furnishings motorcycle, Mopeds BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-20-10-70-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-20-10-70-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-20-10-70-6 BED -KING -$200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-20-70-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW* **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-20-70-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-20-10-70-6 ***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM** FULLSERVICE MOTORCYCLE -SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 8-1525-11 *****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 4-20-10-70-11 **SCOOTER RENTALS** Rent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 *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 MF Autos OFAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS S ORunning or not!@ NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS *Qver 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 CnF terf WE BUY JUNK CARS OFcom pU O Titles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 8-15-1125-12 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 IFFor Sale *@@PARKING@@@ Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-20-10-70-10 GOATS FOR SALE Charlie -352-278-1925 8-15-25-10 **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 4-20-11-72-12 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 a -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 8-15-25-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed! VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED to transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: ORides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. *Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 4-20-11-70-13 CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS $200 & up. 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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 8-15-1025-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ 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 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. 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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 17 W Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Services Health Services The Village, an upscale retirement community, is hiring! Multiple part time and full time Life Coach positions available in both Independent and Assisted Living. Come and be a part of our growing team! These positions play a support role in planning, organizing, and implementing our life enrichment program that promotes total health and wellness of each resident living here at The Village. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting group programs with strong interpersonal skills. Understanding and passion for working with older adults is a must. In addition to experience with social programs, individuals with a theology background and/or fitness experience are encouraged to apply. please visit www.thevillageonline.com/jobs 5-17-11-27-14 Help Wanted at Gun Club. Exp shotgun/firearm safety, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun -noon to pm schedule. 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Sports THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Meagher ready for showdown with No. 2 Northwestern U THE NO. 6 GATORS WILL TAKE ON THE WILDCATS TODAY AT 6:30 P.M. IN DIZNEY STADIUM. By JOHN BOOTHE Alligator Writer Each time Mikey Meagher takes her place between a pair of familiar orange goalposts, she finds herself up against the odds. No matter how many shots she saves or how tough she is in goal, Meagher knows the other team's scorers will eventually find the back of the net. "I don't think a lot of people ever want to step into the goal cage in lacrosse," Flonda coach Amanda O'Leary said. "It's just not a place where too many people want to be." The No. 6 Gators (12-1, 3-0 American Lacrosse Conference) will square off against No. 2 Northwestern (12-0, 2-0 ALC) at Dizney Stadium tonight at 6:30 for sole possession of the conference lead. Both teams have goalies ranked in the top 10 in the nation for fewest goals allowed but also feature the NCAA leaders in goals (UF's Kitty Cullen with 61) and points (NU's Shannon Smith with 72) to challenge them. While shutting down prolific scorers like Cullen and Shannon would be a tall task for any goalie, keeping a clean sheet for a whole game has proven to be an elusive accomplishment in women's lacrosse this season. Through 554 Division-I games, not a single goalie has managed to seal a shutout. "You just have to be poised and forget about the shot that just went in and worry about the next one," Meagher said. "Because the more you let yourself get down, it just kind of goes downhill from there." As with any team sport, the blame of a goal rarely rests on one player's shoulders. Meagher was able to grab ALC Defensive Player of the Week honors against Johns Hopkins last Saturday despite giving up 10 goals. With Florida's offense sputtering for an 11:21 stretch, it was up to the defense to hold Max Reed/ Alligator Staff Florida sophomore goalkeeper Mikey Meagher is ranked in the top 10 in the nation in goals allowed and hopes to slow down Shannon Smith and No. 2 Northwestern tonight at 6:30 in Dizney Stadium. firm against the rallying Blue Jays. help them out." "It kind of kept me on my toes to be able to keep going and Faced with wave after wave of JHU attacks, Meagher remake the next save," Meagher said. "When my team's been sponded with a school-record 10 saves in the second half after there for me multiple times, it was my turn to step up and SEE LACROSSE, PAGE 20 Coming to Jesus moment narrowly misses ey you, Spartacus. Take it outside, asshole." The aggressor hesitates. One bouncer appears, then another. I say, "This guy's history." My customers want to get loaded and laid, and I ain't serving holy water. I sit back at the end of my 60foot bar and eyeball the entries. Bloated from beer, I switch to cognac. A stunning blonde walks in. I perk up. She's better than beautiful -she's cheap. "Butch, send that young lady a squirt." He says, "Usual line?" I wink. I'm holding court with three regulars. I ignore her. Soon astonished by my indifference, she marches the length of the bar. W e swap amenities. She's as insightful as an oysBill O'Connor ter. Confessions of a Shetells me she's New York Bookie Lutheran. sports@alligator org I say, "Oh, a follower of Martin Luther, huh?" She snaps, "There's not one black person in my congregation." "Butch, give us a couple of belts of Courvoisier." Many cognacs later, Pam blurts, "At 15, I fulfilled every young girl's fantasy." "What was that?" I asked. "I had sex with my best friend's father." I smile like a child who has just been told his dad bought him a pony. We fence verbally. "I don't go to motels." Yet, later, when I have the room key, she asks, "Did you get the Egyptian Room?" U U U Monday afternoon at work, I'm sleeping when I awake to see probationary fireman Marty Santiago. "What the f*** do you want?" Veteran firefighters don't talk to probies until they prove themselves. "Bill, do you have three kids?" "What's it to you?" "I go to a religious adviser. She SEE BILL, PAGE 19 Arrest audio released By GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer gluca@alligator org A 34-minute audio clip from St. Augustine police features Erik Murphy and Cody Larson admitting to underage drinking and breaking into a car. The two Florida basketball players were arrested early Sunday morning and charged with third-degree felony burglary. Josh Adel, a 21-year-old team manager, accompanied them and was charged with principal to burglary. Each has been suspended from all team activities by Florida coach Billy Donovan, who said Tuesday he would wait to learn all of the facts before taking further disciplinary action. According to the recording obtained Wednesday Men's by First Coast News, Adel Basketball and Murphy received multiple phone calls from Larson in the back of a police cruiser. Adel and Murphy urged Larson to turn himself in, according to the recording. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 20 mI T sRI E Walter Pitchford signed his national letter-of-intent with Florida on Wednesday, he announced on Twitter. The 6-foot-9 forward from Grand Rapids, Mich., posted, "Lets just say im an official GATOR!!!" E The Florida gymnastics team received a letter-of-intent Wednesday from 2009 World Championships all-around champion and 2008 Olympian Bridget Sloan. UF MEN'S GOLF NEWS U On Wednesday, Florida senior golfer Andres Echavarria was named a semifinalist for the 2011 Ben Hogan Award, the most prestigious honor in men's college golf. U Florida sophomore Lauren Embree was named the Southeastern Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week, while Sofie Oyen picked up SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Wednesday.

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BILL, from page 18 said a heavy gambler I work with has three kids and needs my help. She'd like to see you." I scan the card. It reads: Trudy, 204 Street. Written across it in pen, "7 p.m. Friday." I stash the card in my shirt. My next shift is Thursday night, Friday day. Thursday night is slow, but Friday we catch a cockloft fire in a string of row-frame residences. A cockloft is the open space between a ceiling and a roof. Row-frames have common cocklofts. This allows oxygen to spread a fire like smallpox. We fight it for four hours. My shift ended at 6. I need a shower and a beer. Upstairs, the showers are full. I remember there's a small shower in the weight room on the third floor. I start to shave, and there at my feet is Marty's card. What the hell's that doing here? I never use this bathroom. Probies clean and mop these bathrooms every morning. I'm secular, but I know about odds. This one's a long shot. The address turns out to be a Presbyterian church. The buzzer on the huge, foreboding doors produces a Catholic nun. "You must be Bill." "Yeah, sister, but I'm shocked to see you. Since when does the church believe in fortune tellers?" "Trudy has visions." In front of the altar, two chairs await. An overweight woman sits in one. Trudy smiles and says, "You must be Bill. Sit. Do you mind if I hold your hands? It helps me see things." She clasps my hands, closes her eyes and begins to pray. After a few minutes of silence, I start to smirk. Suddenly, she shakes like an epileptic. She chants, "Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Lord. Yes, Lord. Yes, Jesus." The smirk leaves my face. I need to get the hell out of here, but her hands are like vices. My body shakes along with my hands. Suddenly, her gyrations cease. Her eyes open. She hesitates, then speaks slowly, "Someone is praying for you very, very hard. Do you know who it is?" "My mother." "Praise God. Save God. Thank you, Jesus." Her eyes look toward heaven then fix on me, "You are a womanizer, a gambler and a drunk." I nod. "You were in Vietnam, and your brother Timmy died in a fire." This sentence blocks my breath. How does she know this? I nod. "Praise God. Thank you, Lord, and thank you, Jesus." She pauses again, glancing upward, "Think back. Think way back. You heard something." I say, "No." She's emphatic. "You heard something that upset you as a child -something. Think, think." She closes her eyes. "Lord, please help him to think." My memory stings like a cracked whip. I remember a little boy, awake too early for school, who hears an argument. A gruff voice yells, "You never wanted Billy. You never wanted another child." My mother says, "Why would I want another child after the way you acted when Timmy was born?" In anger, my mother said I wasn't wanted. I never, ever thought of this before. Why am I remembering this now? I say, "I remember something." "Thank you, Lord. Praise Jesus." Then, she stops praying and begins shaking, worse than before -violent convulsions. Not just her hands, her whole body. She's vibrating. I'm searching for an exit. Suddenly, she stops. Catching her breath, she stares at me and says calmly, "When your brother died, you blamed God. You swore to live a fast life. You disavowed your creator." I'm dumbfounded. I thought it was ironic that Timmy burnt to death and I run into 20 fires a week. I also know VietTHURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 19 nam taught me life is short. She continues, "Lord, pray Bill stops gambling, stops drinking and straightens out his life. Let's pray he sees your holy light." I'm chanting, "Amen, amen." But I'm thinking, "I got to get a drink." Outside the church, I replay the incident. Was that on the level? Is there really a God? Is he trying to reach me, rescue me -for whom, for me, my mom? Why does my mother have to pray so much? Sure, I gamble, drink and do too much drugs, but I don't need prayers. I'm in control. I look at my watch. The NBA starts at 7:30. I can bet a few basketball games then shoot out to Queens, pick up an eight ball and call Pam. I call my bookie. "Fruity? Billy. What ya got in the NBA?" I bet four games at a nickel apiece -two grand. I need booze, and fast. U U U At 2 a.m., I'm sitting in my office whacked. I crush a Quaalude and use a razorblade to meld it with lines of coke. The NBA games I bet went in the toilet. I'm out $2,200 for the evening. Unfazed, I bet three games Saturday. More of the same -all in the shithouse. Sunday, I bet six games. They all go south. Thirteen straight losers, and I'm down over 10 large for the week. What's going on? Ever since that bloody Trudy, not one winner. Monday night, I call Fruity, "What ya got in the NBA?" He says, "All-Star game tomorrow. No baskets tonight. I got hockey." Disgusted, I pull the glass vial from my inside pocket and search my other pockets for the cut-off straw, "Hockey? Forget about hockey. I mean, shit, Fruity, use your head. "What the f*** do I know about hockey?" Bill O'Connor is a Vietnam veteran,former Bronxfirefighter and pub and restaurant owner. He is a journalism major at UP and a standup comic. The irreverent and acerbic O'Connor performs free standup in Gainesville. Your next strategic step: Real-world experience and your MBA, all in 16 months. 4 FIDRIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE Advertise in the country's largest college newspaper. With a daily readership of more than 50,000, reach every market in Gainesville. Contact us at [352] 376.4482. Short of Cash? Donate N ET JEWELRY & LOAN pawn brokers 52 W3dAe (5)3146 Plasma! Thousands do. DCI Biologicals 150 N.W. 6th St Gainesville 352-378-9204 Bring: Picture Id, SS Card & proof of residence www.deip1asmau.com THE 16-MONTH MBA PROGRAM As a full-time MBA student at Florida Southern College, you will develop the skills necessary to lead an organization, a small business, or a large company. 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20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 Rogers picks up fourth straight win UF BEAT FlU 8-0 ON WEDNESDAY. By STEPHEN SHEEHAN Alligator Writer Ten days ago, Hannah Rogers was in the middle of a fourgame winless streak. The freshman allowed 29 earned runs in 24.2 innings during Florida's six-game losing skid. But with a newfound confidence and better execution of her pitching arsenal, she is back on track. The right-hander earned her 20th win as No. 10 Florida (34-7, 10-6 Southeastern Conference) blanked Florida International (23-21, 9-6 Sun Belt) 8-0 on Wednesday in Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Rogers tossed her second straight two-hit shutout using only 84 pitches to get through six innings and striking out nine batters as her changeup kept hitters off-balance. "I've been feeling really comfortable with my pitches lately," Rogers said. "We've been working on them over the weeks, and they're breaking a lot better." After struggling against Georgia and Kentucky, Rogers has rebounded with four straight wins. Over the last 26 innings, she has allowed one run on 14 hits while striking out 32 batters. "We're starting to throw a couple different pitches in our sequences," UF coach Tim Walton said. "She's really unpreFlorida freshman Hannah Rogers throws a pitch during UF's 8-0 win against FlU at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on Wednesday. Rogers gave up two hits and struck out nine. dictable. The last four games, we haven't been down. That's been the biggest key for her." While Rogers shut down FIU's lineup, UF's blend of power and speed was too much for the Golden Panthers to handle. The Gators wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as Michelle Moultrie almost single-handedly produced the first run of the game. The speedy center fielder dropped down a perfect bunt in front of home plate, stole second base and advanced to third on Aja Paculba's flyout to right. Kelsey Bruder walked, and on her attempt to steal second, FIU shortstop Kayla Burn mishandled the throw, which allowed Moultrie to score. But Moultrie's biggest play of the game didn't come at the plate or on the base paths. In the second inning, what seemed like a sure hit by FIU cleanup hitter Brie Rojas turned into a defensive gem. Rojas laced a hanging line drive into right-center field, but Moultrie showcased her speed and made a terrific diving catch, bringing the crowd to its feet. "As soon as I saw it off the bat, I knew I wanted to catch it so I was going to do anything I could," Moultrie said. Florida kept the momentum on its side in the bottom of the inning when catcher Tiffany DeFelice smashed her second home run of the year to left. Holding on to a two-run lead heading into the fourth, UF scored four runs on three hits and two walks to give Rogers some breathing room. With two outs and the bases loaded, Paculba came up with a bases-clearing double to push the score to 6-0. Pinch hitting for Kelsey Horton, sophomore Samantha Holle ended the game by crushing a two-run homer off the scoreboard to secure a runrule victory. UF BASEBALL Smith's status still unclear after return to dugout By JESSE SIMONTON Alligator Staff Writer jsimonton@alligator org In Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Florida State, a familiar face was back on No. 4 Flonda's bench. Bryson Smith, part of UF's center field platoon who has been suspended indefinitely since a March 13 arrest for driving under the influence, was in uniform for the first-time in 17 games. The senior did not play, and according to coach Kevin O'Sullivan, his status is still unclear. When asked about Smith's future involvement with the team, O'Sullivan responded, "We don't know that quite yet. We'll handle that within our team." When prompted for a more specific timeline, O'Sullivan said, "No comment." Despite the uncertainty of when the outfielder will actually play again, several of Smith's teammates expressed satisfaction about his return. "It was great to have him back," right fielder Preston Tucker said. "He's one of the leaders. It changes the attitude of the whole team knowing he's on the field with us. I know he isn't playing right now, but he'll swing momentum when he gets back on the field." Smith started nine of UF's first 16 games and appeared in all but two -batting .345 with eight runs and five RBIs, including a game-winning pinch-hit single against Miami in Flonda's 1-0 win on March 5. "Bryson is a big part of Smith this team," senior second baseman Josh Adams said. "Just seeing him on the bench knowing he's there is kind of a comfort feeling for everybody." Smith is one of just three seniors on the roster and is viewed by teammates as a vocal leader and valuable piece moving forward. "He's hitting almost .350," Tucker said. "He's fast and hits for average and power. He's a great defensive player, too. He adds another right-handed bat in the outfield." But Tucker may have spilled the beans on Smith's possible return to action, saying, "That versatility is going to be great against a tough pitching team, against Georgia." The Gators will take on the Bulldogs this weekend in Athens, Ga., in a three-game series starting Friday. Murphy, Adel speculate about Larson's future at UF in recording HOOPS, from page 18_ Larson: I can t get in trouble." Adel: "I understand that, man, but you got to come back." Larson: "No, I don't." Adel: "Yeah, man, you got to." Adel: "They're going to find you, man. You can't be a f***ing fugitive." Larson is currently amid a two-year probation period stemming from a February 2010 incident in which he shared Hydrocodone pills with a high school teammate, leading Murphy and Adel to speculate that his punishment would be severe. Adel: "Do you understand Cody is on probation? He's going to be kicked off the g** d*** team because of this." Murphy: "I know." As they waited, Murphy suggested a number of ways the group might get out of their predicament, with Adel shooting down each one. Murphy proposed reporting Scarlett O'Hara's Bar and Restaurant for letting them enter underage and also recommended telling police that he, Larson and Adel were looking for a lost wallet or playing a prank on the employees. Adel quickly rejected each plan, but Murphy said he was "pulling everyMurphy thing out." Adel: "That makes us look like assholes. That we're, that you two are wasted and f***ng break in cars. That looks f***ing dumb. Murphy: "Whatever, bro. I'm doing it." Throughout the process, Murphy seemed confident he and Adel would be able to get off because they did not take anything, according to the recording, but Adel countered that St. Augustine police would be harsher than law enforcement closer to UF Adel: "We're not in f***ing Gainesville. They (St. Augustine police) don't give a f***." Murphy: "We're prior good behavior. We can get off, but Cody is going to get." Adel: "Cody's f***ed. We're all f***ed." Adel, who said in the recording he was against the break-in and was not acting as a lookout, added he believed Murphy would get a second chance, while Adel would lose his job. Adel: "Do you understand I'll be fired and I have no chance of ever pursuing any type of career in basketball?" Murphy: "I'm getting you off. I don't give a f***." Adel: "It doesn't matter." The nature of the conversation makes it seem they had no knowledge they were being recorded. Canington's support eases goalie's tension LACROSSE, from page 18 just three in the opening period, staving off the comeback. "Mikey is an elite goalie for sure," O'Leary said. "It's one of those things where she gets out there each and every day, and you can see the improvement." The last time a Florida goalie faced the Wildcats, who won five consecutive titles between 2005-2009, she wasn't able to bring her team back into the game. After just 30 minutes of last season's game, the Gators trailed by 14 goals en route to a 19-5 loss. "Luckily, Mikey wasn't in the goal last year. Cara [Canington] was in the goal," O'Leary said. "So, Mikey's going to go into this in sort of a different situation since she hasn't been out there seeing those types of shots from Northwestern just yet. But she will on Thursday night." While Meagher now has the advantage of a vastly improved offense behind her, she said the support of Canington has helped her deal with the pressure of playing a position that almost sets her apart from the rest of the team. "Its definitely more of an individual position," Meagher said. "That's why Cara and I are there for each other every day, letting each other know what's going on and what we can improve on."