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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 155 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF Free Bike Repair moves to new Reitz Union locationService has limited summer hours, pg 5. DIY art class offered during Summer BThe class will meet at the environmental teaching lab, pg 8. Tony McQuay and the UF mens track team won the title in program history Saturday. See story, page 13. They took home top awards in radio broadcast news and writing, pg. 3. 90 /72 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Elizabeth Hamilton / AlligatorConstruction workers install sheets of black peel-and-stick water barrier to the interior of the gymnastics studio walls Thursday in the Stephen C. OConnell Center. The barrier will protect the interior when the north side of the studio is removed to prepare for the 14,000-square-foot expansion. TUITION WILL INCREASE 9 PERCENT NEXT YEAR. Alligator Staff WriterAfter a year of campaigning to raise UF tuition to the market rate, President Bernie Machen decided to lower the tuition increase request for the upcoming year from 15 percent to 9 percent. The state set a 15 percent increase cap, which UF has requested and received for the past several years. During this years legislative session, Machen and FSU President Eric Barron lobbied Gov. Rick Scott to approve a bill that would have allowed both universities to raise tuition to the market rate. Scott vetoed the bill in April. Machen said in his address to UFs Board of Trustees on Friday that he underHe said he is ready to pause on the notion of using tuition increases to help balance the $38.2 million in budget cuts dealt UF trustees pass budget with lower tuition hikeCAMPUS Alligator Staff WriterDiane McFarlin spent most of her adult life on the road between Sarasota and Gainesville, but for now shes here to stay. McFarlin, publisher of the Sarasota HeraldTribune and a 1976 alumna of UFs College of Journalism and Communications, was selected as the new dean of the college. I just could not be prouder to be named dean of a school that is already so distinguished, she said. As of Jan. 1, McFarlin will succeed John Wright, who served as interim dean since July 2006 and was named permanent dean in December 2007. As dean, McFarlin said she hopes to help manage partnerships with stakeholders in the college and explore multimedia opportunities, including the 21st Century Newsroom in Weimer Hall. We extend a hearty welcome to Diane, advertising chairman John Sutherland wrote in an email. She has the experience, expertise and leadership ability to help us continue our pursuit of excellence. Unlike other candidates for the deans position, McFarlin doesnt hold a masters degree or a Ph.D.UF selects new journalism and communications deanMcFarlin Alligator Contributing WriterWith a little help, UF will light up Gainesvilles skies once again this Independence Day. Fanfares and Fireworks, a community-oriented event celebrating the Fourth of July, will return to UF after a year-long hiatus due to lack of funding. The College of Journalism and Communications and its division of multimedia properties are presenting the July 3 event at UFs Flavet Field. We very much wanted to bring it back, said Randy Wright, the divisions executive director. We didnt want to cancel it last year, but we couldnt afford it. about $30,000, he said. The college paid for much of the event prior to budget cuts. This year, the City of Gainesville, Gainesville Regional Utilities, Florida Credit Union and Plum Creek are sponsoring the event. Local bands will play live music. Jan Rockey, 54, a program assistant at the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, said shes been going to Fanfares and Fireworks for years. She said its always crowded, with lots of kids running around. She packs dinner and picnics in the grass with her daughter and grandchildren. Last time, they bought funnel cake from a vendor. part, and its the only [display] Gainesville has.Fireworks will return to Flavet Field for July Fourth celebrationNew sponsors are funding the eventSEE BOT, PAGE 4 SEE DEAN, PAGE 4 We didnt want to cancel it last year, but we couldnt afford it.Randy Wrightexecutive director


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 106 ISSUE 155 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENINGToastmasters Meeting Talking Gators Toastmasters meets Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Bldg., Rm. 1031, 970 Natural Area Drive, east of the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Toastmasters provides a positive atmosphere to learn public speaking skills. For more information, visit http://talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org/. Talking Gators is also on Facebook. Moveout Special Moving soon? Heres a package deal you cant resist: Two hours of moving services from 2 College Brothers and two hours of cleaning services from Student Maid for $299. These two student-operated Gainesville companies have partnered to offer a personalized, discounted deal for students throughout the summer. Call 1-855-MOVE-BRO (668-3276) to book this offer. For more information, visit www.2CollegeBrothers.com and www.StudentMaid.com. Asthma Study If you are African-American and between the ages of 18 and 75 and have been diagnosed with asthma for more than a year, you may be eligible to be part of a research study at UF. Enrollment is taking place at Eastside Community Practice through December. If interested, please call Cheri Knecht at 352-219-7366. Become a MUSE at UFs Art Museum MUSEs (Museum University Student Educators) are one-semester volunteers who create interactive and engaging experiences for museum visitors at Museum Nights. A group of 10 to 15 students from diverse academic backgrounds work together to create programs at the museum. As a MUSE, you get to reinvent how we look at art and experience the muLeonard was charged in 2009 with assault after allegedly shooting a man in the groin, but prosecutors dropped the case after the victim told authorities Leonard wasnt the shooter. paternity suit against Leonard on father of a girl who turned 1 last month. Another woman sued him in 2009 seeking unpaid child support for a girl who is now 4. A court or dered monthly payments of $305 by Leonard, who records show was working at a Walmart store at the time. Auburn police said the weekend shootings didnt appear to have anything to do with some of the victims being former or current players on the football team, which won the national championship in 2010. Of the three wounded victims, John Robertson remained in critical condition after being shot in the head. Xavier Moss was released from the hospital. The third wounded victim was Eric Mack, a current football player who is expected to recover. Slain were Edward Christian, who had to quit the team because of a lingering back injury, and Ladarious Phillips, who had previously quit playing football. The other person killed was 20-yearold Demario Pitts. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS seum. All majors welcome. Contact Eric Segal at 352-3929826, ext. 2115 or esegal@ harn.ufl.edu with questions. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to ejester@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.NATIONALSuspect in Auburn fatal shooting has court recordAUBURN, Ala. The man suspected in a weekend party shooting that killed three people and wounded three others was previously arrested on charges involving guns and twice sued for child support, according to court records. Authorities were searching Monday for Desmonte Leonard, 22, of Montgomery, accused of an apartment complex near Auburn University after getting into over a woman. He faces three counts of capital murder. Two of those slain were for mer players for the schools powerhouse football program. Court records show Montgomery police arrested Leonard in 2008 on a charge of carrying a pistol without a license, after stopping a suspected stolen ve-RAIN 85/69 RAIN 84/71 RAIN 84/72 RAIN 89/72 RAIN 90/72


TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 CLARE LENNONAlligator Staff WriterContact Clare Lennon at clennon@alligator.org. Gators take first place in Hearst Awards Courtesy of Erin LubinUF alumnus Jon Silman and telecommunication senior Steven Gallo react June 11, 1997 June 10, 1982 June 16, 1987 June 12, 1984June 13, 2002 JESSICA KEGU LOCAL CARLA ETHERIDGEAlligator Contributing Writer SFC offering community geocache class


Contact Erin Jester at ejester@alligator.org. Alligator staff writers Erin Jester and Clare Lennon contributed to this report. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. ALLIGATOR Photo Courtesy of UF CommunicationsDiane McFarlin has been selected as the new dean of the College of Journalism and Communications. BOT, from page 1Machens contract will expire in December 2013 KELLY PRICEAlligator Contributing Writer UF Institute on Aging gets $5.2 million grantMcFarlin worked in newspapers for 36 years DEAN, from page 1STATE SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff Writer Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@ alligator.org. from board after controversies I pledge to the board, faculty, students, staff and alumni that I will James H. Ammons President Pahor Machen


CHELSEA GRINSTEADAlligator Contributing WriterAbout 15 people enjoyed local teachers art on display at the Beyond the Classroom exhibition that opened Thursday. The pieces in the Mezzanine Gallery, all of which were made by local teachers, have created a good energy inside the Thomas Center at UF, said exhibition installer Jana Middleton. The exhibit shows what art teachers do outside of being an their lives, said Sherrie Pettigrew, an artist and curator for the show. She has known some teachers featured in the exhibit for more than 27 years. We are a tight group that has been through a lot together, Pettigrew said. We are an endangered species. The show featured multiple art media, from pencil drawings and photography to sculptings. Paula Anderson and Monica Coker, teachers at A. Quinn Jones Center and Sidney Lanier Elementary School hook rugs together. We drink some wine and do some hooking, said Coker, who has been rug hooking since 2000. In 2013, Alachua art teachers works will be exhibited again when the Thomas Center opens its galleries in the fall as part of its October show, said Debbie specialist at the Kirby Smith Center and contributor to the show.Local teachers art gallery exhibit opens at UFs Thomas CenterTUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 David Carr / Alligator StaffJames Lasley, 58, a Gainesville artist, observes a glass mosaic made by Linda Zidonik of Kimball Wiles Elementary School Thursday night during the Beyond the Classroom art exhibition at the Thomas Centers Mezzanine Gallery. THE SERVICE USED STUDENT GOVERNMENT MONEY TO MOVE INSIDE. SHELBY WEBBAlligator WriterStudents looking to get to push them a little farther than the bushes outside of the Reitz Union Colonnade, but they might break less of a sweat. UFs Free Bike Repair opened in a new location Monday, moving into the Reitz Union and its air conditioning. The new location is in the across the hall from Subway Reitz Union. No one wants to stand out in the sun, said Jackie Matthews, Free Bike Repair coordinator. Funding for the relocation came from Student Government. The new location has a new bike rack, a new air compressor and adapters attached to the exterior of the building, Matthews said. The adapters will allow any time even when the bike repair is closed. Daniel Harcha, a 22-year old mechanical engineering senior and manager of Free Bike Repair, said the staff found out about the move at the beginning of Spring semester. He said bike repair hours will be shortened for the rest of summer to Monday, Thursday and Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free Bike Repair will be fall. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alligator.org.Free Bike Repair at UF moves to new Reitz Union location No one wants to stand out in the sun.Jackie Matthewscoordinator of Free Bike RepairSeveral mediums are displayed


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to opinions@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Clare Lennon EDITOR Erin Jester MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Todays question: Will you go see UFs Fourth of July 113 TOTAL VOTES42% YES 58% NOThursdays question: Would you use an online anxiety treatment program?Breaking the BankStudents need to know details of budgetIt would be an understatement to say that last weeks Board of Trustees meetings were eventful. Of course, as many of you have heard by now, UF President Bernie Machen will retire at the end of 2013. While this may come as a surprise to some, his retirement from UF was expected due to the approaching expiration of his contract. It was also decided that UF would no longer be participating in the National Merit Scholarship program due to the lack However, of greater controversy was Machens announcement that the annual 15 percent tuition increase will be slashed to 9 percent this year. Given Machens recent push to allow tuition increases greater than 15 percent at UF last semester, this sudden reversal was quite unexpected. While this change might appease many student groups concerned about tuition hikes, it raises even more questions A lowering of the expected tuition increase from 15 percent to 9 percent creates a budget shortfall of about $5 million. UF administrators assured the trustees that these additional funds would come from outside sources. However, what exactly are these outside sources? Do they plan to cut into the budget reserves? Do they plan to raise $5 million from private sources? First, we believe it is important for the students to know why there was a sudden switch in policy goals in regards to tuition increases. While the change might be pleasing, it does not solve our budget woes. Next, we want the administration to be clear about where they plan to make up the $5 million shortfall rather than using vague terms like outside sources. If tuition revenue does not meet the costs of the university, this leaves university services, faculty, staff and various other programs on the chopping block, especially if the $5 million cannot be found. The Student Body does not need to be appeased by promises of lower tuition increases. The Student Body deserves to know that its administration has a plan to not only keep the university going, but growing. We have consistently argued over the past few months that when it comes to university funding and tuition increasAt the same time, we should expect a transparent administration. We understand that everyone is in a budget crunch right now, but we hope that UF doesnt bite off more than it can chew with failed promises.Learn the truth beyond history textbooksLike any modern society, we depend on schools to help us navigate through life. Our education is paramount to our ability to reason, and we apply our knowledge to help us solve problems. However, a couple of months ago a stark realization hit me in every country, even in the U.S., a certain level of propaganda exists within our curriculum. What were taught in school doesnt follow the strict limitations of history. Important information can be omitted or completely dropped in the name of maintaining a particular ideology about U.S. history. Recently, I read Women, Race and Class, by Angela Davis. In this work, Davis details the abolitionist movement and how it was entwined with the womens rights movement. involved in the abolitionist movement, including Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. What is often not mentioned is the divide between the abolitionist and womens suffrage movements. For instance, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who was a former abolitionist, ended up not supporting the black mans right to vote. In reference to extending the rights of African-Americans, Stanton stated, I say no; I would not trust him with my rights; degraded, oppressed himself, he would be more despotic than ever our Saxon rulers are. Unfortunately, that side of Stanton was never presented in our history books. Until I read several questionable quotes from Stanton, I had always upheld her idolize in my youth. the Tennessee Tea Party and its campaign to Show the Sunnier side of Slavery. The main idea was to change history textbooks to describe the founding fathers as not inclined to slavery. If youve read our Constitution, you know that is far from true. The article also mentions how the Texas Board of Education has revised textbooks to teach the positive side of slavery. If that wording doesnt scramble your brain, I dont know what will. The blatant racist revisionism that is occurring in our education system is troubling. Slavery was a dark time in our history, and it should be taught as such. throwing tea into the harbor while obscuring the cruel period of slavery. It makes me wonder what else has been changed in our history books and what other historical lies have been written. The continual deceit of our students will lead to a dumber and more ignorant nation. The promotion of false personas will only end in the Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant all owned slaves. These men were far from perfect, and exalting them to false standards will minimize their true achievements and disrespect their memory. Dont let revisionism affect your knowledge of the world. Read, learn and apply what you discover to your life. In a time when our heads are obscured with falsities, it is your responsibility to learn the truth. Michela Martinazzi is an art history junior at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays. Michela Martinazziopinions@alligator.org


TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Like many of us, I thought I had heard every last word about the Trayvon Martin killing. The events that led to the shooting, the reaction of the community and the personal lives of both Martin and his shooter, George Zimmerman, have been examined exhaustively by the national and local media and subjected to the full spectrum of political and personal opinions. Im ready for a trial and, hopefully, some closure for the Martin family. For the most part, Im done reading about the whole thing until something new happens. Or so I thought. I was unprepared when I saw a photograph of the paper shooting target produced by the Hiller Armament Company of Virginia so unprepared that I momentarily lost control of my inside voice and spoiled a perfectly cordial lunch with a string of outraged profanity. The target is a black silhouette on a white background, depicting a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt holding an iced tea with Skittles protruding from a front pocket. Obviously, this is meant to be Trayvon Martin on a shooting target meant for a gun range. It would be an understatement Even more revolting, as I show people the image of the target, Im met with laughter as often as disgust. I try not to recoil too much when someone sees the picture and laughs. I just have to ask, How is this funny? I come to the conclusion that the shrugging answer to the previous question is the result of desensitization. Chefs dont feel heat, smokers dont smell each other and apparently constant bombardment by the national news media causes sociopathic behavior by making human beings into talking points. Martin stops being a dead teenager and becomes a symbol to both sides of the predictable partisan divide. The medias response to the police reaction of not arresting Zimmerman began a political back-and-forth that removed humanity from the equation, and turned both the victim and the shooter into two-dimensional caricatures. Martin was neither a thug nor an angel. Martin was 17 years old. Think back to when you were 17 it tends to be a rough year. Zimmerman is neither a murderer nor a victim. Hes a guy who and pulled a gun. There are many names for a person who does this, but not murderer, not victim. Martin is not a symbol, but a kid whose death reminds me not to be confrontational with strangers because I might get shot. For another example, in January 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot 19 people, wounding 13, including Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and killed six using a high-capacity magazine in his 9mm pistol. He to reload, when he was subdued and disarmed by members of the crowd at a public speaking event for Giffords. The event, an undeniable tragedy, inevitably became a debate about whether the Second Amendment included the right to bear arms that hold 33 bullets and By May, I was reading a story about a gun enthusiast named Nick Leghorn, who was doing an experiment to try to determine what went wrong, not in terms of Loughners mental health but his inability to reload the 32-round magazine before someone stopped him. The implication is that Loughner should have been able to shoot more people, and the purpose of Leghorns experiment is to prevent the next Loughner from having the same problem. Six dead people, including a 9-year-old girl and 13 wounded including Giffords and this is the reaction from some people? Why couldnt he reload fast enough? I dont blame these people who make Martin targets and run reload experiments for being ideologically stunted. Most of them probably havent been exposed to much reality for the last decade or two, as most of them probably watch the same news channel every morning and night. By dividing the media into rigid categories of conservative and liberal, we have changed the function and meaning of the news by forcing it to align with what is, in reality, strictly opinion. The closest thing now to traditional notions of the press are factchecking websites like PolitiFact and rogue online publications like WikiLeaks, whose sole purpose is to provide actual truths. Major news networks today have no interest whatsoever in renicely with their chosen political the 10 p.m. news has been replaced by Bill OReilly and Rachel Maddow. While Im more likely to agree with Maddows opinions based on my political positions, I dont confuse them with facts. For facts, I have to go to PolitiFact after The Daily Show and see what actually happened. When we substitute opinion for information, we lose the middle ground of informed opinion. Trent Cason is a columnist for the Oklahoma Daily at the University of Oklahoma.Media is becoming too politicized, polarizedUWire Theres a certain level of danger in mentioning anything on the Internet. One link falls into the hands of the wrong person and before you know it, innocent pictures or comments get turned into giant jokes. This time the giant jokes spawned their own problems. Last week, Brian Presley, an actor, took a According to a series of tweets from model Melissa Stetten, Presley drunkenly hit on her a few Presley is married, has a 5-year-old son and is so devoutly Christian he even tweets the praises of Joel Osteen. He battled an addiction problem many years ago and is now completely sober. Obviously, you can spot the differences between these two stories. Stetten live-tweeted the entire exchange, which included discovering that he was actually married although she claimed Presley said he was engaged to another actress, but it didnt work out because they didnt mesh well together. She also said he consumed three Heinekens and is wasted in response to one of her Twitter followers pointing out the fact that hes been in recovery for alcoholism for about a year and a half. Was Presley just a scumbag who didnt get away with adultery, or was he wrongly accused? post on his Facebook page: Sobriety, God, & My Family are the most important things in my life! My Wife Rocks, My Kids Rock, and Sobriety Rocks!!! I hate when arguments descend into he said, she said debates. Especially when theyre between celebrities. And its also especially bad when theyre solely online. Theres no way to tell who is telling the truth unless other witnesses chime in and even then, no one knows if theyre just jumping on the bandwagon. At the same time, do you remember all of those college sports scandals that claimed the young females involved in the claims were lying about being raped? Yeah. Not a bright time in our criminal justice system. Caiden Cowger is a 14-year-old with a radio-style YouTube show. Thats pretty impressive, right? Downside is that its a conservative talk show broadcast from West Virginia. He claims that becoming a homosexual is a conscious choice made by the individual. Cowger also berates the president for making kids gay and for encouraging that lifestyle by saying its OK. Clearly Cowger must have some sort of understanding of the Internet if he can broadcast his own show to hundreds of fans. So he his slightly archaic words. Shortly after that particular video was uploaded, Cowgers YouTube account was hacked and closed. Cowgers website gives a snippet of an email from whoever did the deed: Just to let you know, I ripped a bunch of your videos from Youtube before you threw a them to my own personal webspace and will be tearing you apart in my article on (a website I do not want to give publicity to) and get paid for doing it and theres f**k all you can do about it. This hacking is another instance of online vigilantes taking punishment into their own hands. Should Stetten have put her phone away instead of potentially damaging a mans career and personal life? Should Cowgers unfortunate point of view be allowed to continue instead of being temporarily removed from his channel? Just be careful with what you put online. At this point, who knows where itll end up. Sami Main is a journalism senior at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays.What happens online, stays onlineColumn Sami Mainopinions@alligator.org Trent CasonUWire


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012CAMPUS AMANDA LINARESAlligator Contributing WriterUF has partnered with the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art to introduce a new course that gives students the opportunity to create and display their environmental artwork on campus. The one-credit course, DIY Campus EcoArt, is open to students of all majors and will begin Summer B. The course will teach students about Floridas ecosystems and teach how to combine art and science. Eric Segal, the education curator of academic programs at the museum and co-instructor of the course, said the projects will stay in the lab throughout the summer and into the fall. It is a chance to take your learning outdoors and to do something with real-world impact that is by learning about Floridas natural environment, Segal said. Students in the course will work on an art project that will enhance the natural environment around it. Once the artwork is completed it will be installed in the Natural Area Teaching Laboratory, a 60-acre tract located near the entomology and nematology building. The course is also a part of Creative B, a summer program that aims to raise cultural activity at UF, and will provide students with a small budget to purchase the materials needed to complete their projects. Assistant extension scientist and co-instructor of the course Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman said the class will meet at the 60-acre environmental teaching lab for most of the semester. What were really trying to do is get people to look at our ecosystems that we have here in out, Gillett-Kaufman said. The course is divided into two sections and both will be team-taught by Segal and GillettKaufman. The two sections are ENY 4905 and HUM 2930. Gillett-Kaufman said she wants every student on campus to come out to the Natural Area Teaching Lab to use and enjoy. Come and take it because you never know when a course like this is going to be offered again, she said.DIY art class offered Summer B NO HUMANS WERE HURT. MICHAEL SCOTT DAVIDSONAlligator Contributing Writer with his dog Lily early Monday afternoon when he heard what he thought was a tree branch fall on his apartment. The 50-year-old walked out of his door at the Cottages on Market age and a rogue oak branch. Instead, he saw his neighbors kitchEmergency rescue workers retwo other tenants. Outside, the damaged apartments resident, recent UF graduate Mimi Seldner, and her boyfriend, Lee Johnson, embraced each other as they cried. Their dogs, Lola and Bratwurst, were ed. Gainesville Fire Rescue is ininvestigator Kelly DeRasmo said. kitchen of the apartment it started in. Lieutenant paramedic Sean guished quickly enough to prevent it from ruining the cottage. Joni McBride, Seldners by in a lawn chair. Its plum-colunblemished exterior. I thought the dogs werent inside, she said. Those poor babies.Apartment fire claims lives of two dogs It is a chance to take your learning outdoors and to do something with realworld impact that is by learning about Floridas natural environment.Eric Segaleducation curator of academic programs at the Harn CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterSlow Internet could be a thing of the past for Gainesville residents living or working in the Innovation District east of campus. GRUCom, a Gainesville Regional Utilities telecommunications division, and UF agreed Monday to bring gigabit broadband connections to the district. The new gigabit network will provide connection speeds of one gigabit per second, which is about 100 times faster than standard DSL or cable services, according to a press release. The Internet option will be available at the end of June and will extend to other parts of the district as the area develops, according to the release. GRU General Manager Bob Hunzinger said in a statement GRU will support entrepreneurial and technological developments in the district with the new broadband connections. The Internet service will be available to residents for an introductory price of $99 per month, which includes 50 megabits per second of service. Rates are determined on an individual basis, according to GRUComs website. UF students, faculty and staff in the district will have remote access to on-campus networks. The initiative is part of the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project, or Gig.U, which will bring high-speed networks to U.S. universities. This is something that was involved in all the major leading research universities in the country, said UF spokesman Steve Orlando. We felt it was something we needed to be a part of as well. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.Gainesville Regional Utilities to provide fast Internet services University AvenueSW 13th StreetSW 1st Avenue SW 2nd AvenueSW 12th Street SW 10th Street SW 6th StreetSW 4th Avenue SW 5th Avenue SW 3rd Avenue SW 6th Avenue SW 7th Avenue SW 8th Avenue Infusion Technology Center at UF Innovation SquareAlligat or S t a f f KEY Innovation District for GRUcom service Innovation Square UF faculty, students will have remote access to campus networks


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Non-smoking Senior or Graduate Student. Bedroom and bath $375/mo.plus 1/2 utilities which are low, Washer/dryer, pool. Across from Shands. Call William 352-317-7504 6-12-12-5-1 Graduate students: charming 3/2 home in gated community. Common areas furnished, full size bed/comforter set in master. Please call 832.244.9652 if interested $500/room + utilities or $1100/house + utilities, & security 6-14-12-5-1 4BE/4BA condo @ University Terrace West. A mile from UF. Bus routes 20 & 21. $400/ month with ALL utilities included (cable, elect, water, HS int). Must see! Call Dory 954-816-1468. 6-21-12-6-1 Grad student looking for one FM roommate who is clean & studious. Windsor Park 3/3, own bed/bath, on bus stop close to UF. Avail Aug 1st for year lease. Pool, hot tub, tennis, gym, $400/mo + 1/3 utilities 407-361-1154. 7-12-11-8-1 Nicks Place Apt 2BED/2BATH $1000 entire apartment, Washer/dryer, dishwasher, high ceilings, Sleep late only 5 blocks to Campus, Great Parking, 1st or 2nd Floor units Call Mitchell Realty 352-374-8579 8-9-11-16-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-6881, 213-3901 8-15-12-25-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 8-15-12-25-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 8-15-12-25-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF, Carpet, Central H & Air, Carpet Laundry., Inclds Wtr and Swg. $800 / Mo Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 2BR 1BA Home off NW 6th St. Tile Floors, Window A/C, Nat gas Ht Laundry Room, 750 Sq. Ft. 408 NW 28th Ave $600/Mo 3BR 1BA with xtra Room for Study or BR Home near Law School $1125/Mo 303 NW 36th Dr. 1500 sq ft. Central H & Air, 2 Living Rooms, Newly Remodled Laundry Room 1 Room Effeciency Across from UF Stadium Tile Floors, Full Kitchen, Bath & Screen Porch 1806 NW 2nd Ave. $450/Mo 1BR 1BA 3 BLKS to UF! $525 Extra room for study/storage Carpet, Central H & Air Marcott Apts 1029 SW 3rd Avenue. 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLCK to UF Behind Leonardos $650/Mo Carpet, or Tile Floors Central H & Air Ritz Apts 1236 SW 1st Avenue 2BR 1BA Apt 3 BLKS to UF 216 SW 12th Street $500/Mo Window A/C, Nat Gas ht Carpet or Wood Floors St. Croix Apts $525/Mo 829 SW 5th Avenue 5 Blks to UF Central H & Air, Carpet, 840 sq. ft. Very Spacious and close to downtown Plenty of Private Parking 1 & 2BR 1BA Apt Robert Obrien Apts Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $450-500/Mo 2901 NW 14th Street 6-14-12-4-2Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Play ThereLIVE HEREJoin us for our Open House on May 26th Free Food, Games and PRIZES! (42 TV, Kindle Fire PLUS $500!!) 8-15-23-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. $425 to $545. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 8-1512-25-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 8-15-12-25-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 8-15-12-25-2 Gatornest 300 NW 18 ST $550 1BR/1BA 3 blocks to UF Gatorside 1600 NW4 AVE $450 1BR/1BA 4 blocks to UF Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA Bike to UF No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 8-15-12-25-2 3, 4, & 5 BR houses blocks to UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352-359-3341/3595584 8-15-12-25-2 Trend's Student Rentals of the Month! Biven's North Huge 3BR Lakefront The Lofts 3BR condo on Univ Ave Near Law School 3/2 1,907 sf Text "Trend" to 313131 Trend4Rent.com 8-15-25-2 Cute HOUSES for Aug 1 View at www.10houses.com Cent H/A, W/D provided Quiet Areas Bike to UF 352-316-0154 nancy@10houses.com 6-1212-43-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700. Please call Ketty 305332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 7-3-12-29-2 TOP QUALITY GREAT LOCATIONS Upscale, 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to UF campus on N & E sides. Year lease, begin ning summer or fall. Sorry, no pets. K & M Properties. 372-1509 8-15-12-25-2 Several cute & clean houses & apartments available for August, located in quiet NW areas near UF/Downtown. Rates from $435 per month. Call/Text Anita: 352-575-4395; Anita@cozygator.com; www.cozygator.com 6-21-12-24-2 $500 1BR Apt. Spacious, spotless, fenced patio, greenspace/trees, near campus & downtown, carpeted, ceiling fans, CHA. Prefer quiet, stable, mature tenants. 1807 NW 10th St (352) 284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net 7-2612-30-2LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. floor plans starting @ $635. FREE Hi-Speed Internet, Washer/Dryer, Fitness Center, Tennis Court, Swimming Pool etc. M-F 9-6 Sat 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com text (Lakewood) 65586 8-15-12-25-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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10, ALLIGATOR SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $399. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Stat. 10-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com text (spyglass) 65586 8-15-12-25-2 UPPER WESTSIDE/ NANTUCKET WALK1 & 2 bdrm Luxury Apts. Granite counters. Parking avail. Walk to campus & stadium, For info. call 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com text: upperwestside@65374 8-15-12-25-2 BRIDGELIGHT1 Br Loft Style starting at $550. mo. M-F 1-6 3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221 www.bridgelightapts.com text: Bridgelight@65374 8-15-12-25-2 3 BR House on quiet street in NW; bike to UF & Downtown, includes screened porch, washer/dryer, patio, and large fenced yard $1050/mo August Call/text Anita: 352-5754395 Email:817house@cozygator.com 6-21-12-13-2 WOODLAND TERRACEEfficiency. Full size kitchen. RTS. Close to shopping. Utilities included. $457/mo 352-335-0420 6-21-12-12-2 SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $515, 2BR $595 352-335-0420 6-21-12-12-2 VETERANS and SECTION 8 Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laun dry 372-3783 6-21-12-12-2 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $445, 2 BR $545. 352-335-0420 6-2112-12-2 WALK TO UF START SUMMER OR FASS Studios $450-$400 1BR/1BA $550 $525 2BBR $850-$800 1 yr lease. SD, NS, NP. Call/Text 352-870-7256 gvll32601@gmail.com 7-5-12-14-2 2 bdrm / 2 ba Apartment for rent. Great location / Quiet. 4004 SW 26th Drive Magnolia Manor Apartments Full size washer / dryer and dishwasher $725 / mo with $400 dep. Call Union Properties for more deatils at 352-373-7578 6-14-12-10-2 1br/1ba Campus Edge Condo 2360 SW Archer. Furn, W/D incl. 1 min walk to UF 2nd floor corner unit w/2 private balconies quiet updated, ample free parking. must see $675/ mo avbl Fall 407.877.4087, 407-432-8511 7-26-12-20-2 Apt for rent near Shands 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt 2. 1BR/1BA w/ lrg screened-in porch, W/D hook-ups. Monthly rent $525. Sec dep $700. Pets ok. Please call 352-371-3473 leave message 6-21-12-12-2 House for rent Duckpond area. 719 NE 9th St. 2BR/1BA w/ W/D. $725/mo. Sec dep $900. Pets ok. Please call 352-371-3473 leave message 6-21-12-12-2 Studio for rent Duckpond area. 719 NE 9th St. Cute, small unit. $425 incl electric & water. $600 sec dep. No pets. Please call 352371-3473 leave message. 6-21-12-12-2 2 BR, 1 BA. $600-$650. near campus & downtown,quiet, greenspace, trees,great view, near campus & downtown, spacious, spotless, WD Hookups, CHA, Ceiling fans, cats ok. 1824 NW 10th Street.(352)284 3873;(352)376 0080.postj@bellsouth.net 8-24-11-28-2 2BR,1BA. $650, walk 1 block to Shands, VA & campus; pool, laundry, carpet, tile, fans, cats ok, Private condo owner.(352) 284 3873;(352)376 0080; postj@bellsouth.net 8-2-11-22-2 Apt for rent near Shands. 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt #1. 2BR w/ study, 1BA. Large screenedin porch. W/D hook-ups. $675/mo, $850 sec dep. Pets ok. Please call 352-371-3473 leave message. 6-21-12-11-2 3Bd/2Ba Spacious House for Rent $1400/ mo. Features: Updated kitchen & baths, new AC, wood/tile throughout, quiet neighbor hood, washer/dryer, lawn service included. Contact Amber at ufgal4186@aol.com 6-19-12-10-2 www.CozyGator.com"cozy homes & apartments for rent"6-21-12-10-2 THE POLOS MOVE IN BEFORE JUNE 15th RECEIVE 1 MONTH FREE!! Ask About our Preferred Employer Discounts and SPECIALS! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 8-15-23-2 **********STUDENTS**********1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apartments & houses available for August. All close to UF & Downtown. Call 870-2760. 8-15-12-22-2 ******* AVAILABLE NOW******1 bedroom apartment located between UF & downtown. 116 NW 7th Terrace. $490/mth. Call 870-2760 6-21-12-9-2 BELLAPROPERTIES.NET 335-5424 We have nice 2 bedroom units see our web page for pics/floor plans 8-9-20-2 Nice split 2/2 condo, w walk in closets. Laminate floors, w/d, fridge, bb, community pool, seconds to UF bus route, $750 avail end July. Call Val at 9049107506 for more info. 6-14-11-5-2 Live Across from UF! Walk to Midtown! Studios, 1 & 2 Bedrooms Apartments 3 Bedroom House Available Call Today 371-7777 8-15-20-2 BELLAPROPERTIES.NET 335-5424 We have nice 2 bedroom units see our web page for pics/floor plans 8-15-20-2 1BR/1BA APT Pet ok. $475/mo. Close to UF on NW 4th St.Call 352-332-8481 or 352-359-1644 8-1512-19-2 Large 3/2 close to UF. LR, DR, FR, & game room. Hardwood floors & carpet, deck in wooded back yard. Begin 8-06-2012 to 7-312013. Discounted multiple year lease possible. No Pets. Ideal for Law/Medical Students/ Staff. $1875.00 with $1500 Security. Contact Brenda at 352/332/3081. 6-19-12-5-2 **MOVE IN READY** 3/2 Condo near OAKS MALL New laundry rm w/ W/D. Newly renovated enclosed porch. New cherry wd cabinets. Pool. Across from N FL Reg Med Ctr. $955./ mo, + utils. $500 sec. Avail 7/1 352.318.4948 6-19-12-5-2 RESERVE YOUR UNIT FOR FALL GREAT QUIET LOCATION MINUTES TO UF LOCATED ON 3 BUS ROUTES (1 IS BUS ROUTE 9) 2 bd / 2 ba master has walk in closet Washer/dryer/dishwasher/AC/ceiling fans 664 S.F to 791 S.F. Rent is $610 to $725 ASK ABOUT REDUCED RENT SPECIALS Call Union Properties at 352-373-7578 6-19-12-4-2 $1059 3/3 Sub-lease at Cobblestone (2801 23rd Blvd.)$1034 if you work at UF, good for family or 3 roommates ($353 p/p)5 mins to UF, clubhouse, pool. Avail now. 352-2190391 7-5-12-7-2 4BR/2BA 3962 W. University Ave. Close to campus. Living, dining, & family rm, hottub. All appliances incld. W/D, DW, Cent H/AC. Inside pest cntrl & lawn svc. incl. $1350. Avail Aug 1st. 333-9874, 352-317-7346 7-17-12-10-2 1BR/1.5BA LOFT APT Fully remodeled. Sparrow condo. Minimum 1 year lease. Adult or grad student. No pets. $600/mo + 2 mos sec dep in advance. Available immediately 352-339-4600 7-3112-13-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $625/mo + $625 sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352215-3160 6-21-12-4-2 3BR/1.5BA in Pleasant St, historic district, downtown. Ceiling fans, wood floors. Porch, newly painted. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. $1100/ mo call April. 538-1550 prleve@aol.com 8-9-11-16-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 7-3-11-5-2 Nicks Place Apt 2BED/2BATH $1000 entire apartment, Washer/dryer, dishwasher, high ceilings, Sleep late only 5 blocks to Campus, Great Parking, 1st or 2nd Floor units Call Mitchell Realty 352-374-8579 8-9-11-16-2


ALLIGATORDont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-28-12-85-4 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $359/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ morebeautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 6/1/12 7-3111-28-4OWN BR & BA IN 3BR/3BA CONDO$300/mo + 1/3 utils. Prefer female professional or grad student to share w/ 2 female vet students. Call 812-240-1939 7-12-128-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 8-15-25-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 8-15-12-25-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 8-15-12-25-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 8-15-12-25-6 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. 8-15-25-6 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 8-15-25-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 8-15-25-6 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 8-15-25-6 **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. 8-15-25-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 8-15-25-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-15-12-25-6Bunk bed, like new! $250. Call me: 941-914-4588 6-14-5-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 8-15-11-23-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 8-15-12-25-10 UF Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 8-15-12-25-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 8-15-25-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 8-15-12-25-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 8-1525-11 8-15-12-25-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 8-15-12-25-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 8-15-12-25-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 8-15-12-25-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 8-15-12-25-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 8-15-12-25-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 8-15-58-11 CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 8-15-25-12WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 8-15-25-12 I BUY CARS TRUCKS Call Anytime Licensed 352-339-5158 6-21-12-11-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $500 AND UP! 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME TODAY! OVER 150 VEHICLES IN STOCK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, & VANS! 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!!! VEHICLES STARTING $500!! PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 95 F350 $999 97 FORD EXPLORER $1700 98 GRAND AM $1999 98 CHEVY VENTURE $2999 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 98 CADILLAC CATERA $3999 00 BUICK CENTURY $3900 98 CHRYSLER SBRING $3900 01 MITS MIRAGE $3900 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 02 SATURN $3900 98 TOYOTA COROLLA $3900 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4900 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $5900 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 99 ACURA INTEGRA $2999 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 HONDA ACCORD $3900 98 DODGE DURANGO $4999 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVs, & VANS 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME! 30 DAY WARRANTY! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 02 CHEVY CAMERO $6999 04 CHEVY ASTRO $6999 05 CHEVY IMPALA $7999 07 CHEVY COBALT $8999 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 06 PT CRUISER $7999 02 DODGE RAM $8999 05 DODGE DURANGO $9999 04 KIA SORENTO $9999 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 06 SATURN ION $7999 03 HONDA CRV $8999 05 GMC SIERRA $9999 05 FORD F150 $10,999 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 Classic Rare Subaru SVX sports coupe 6-Cyl 230HP auto w/ performance chip and carbon fiber dash. 226k mi needs tune-up. Gville Ph. (352)-338-1113 or kneejeff@gmail.com 6-21-4-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 8-15-25-13


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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Tony McQuay notched one of three event titles in the 400m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. See Graphic, Page 16.Poll Question Olympics? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer Sprinter Jeff Demps has the fastest all-conditions time for the NCAA in the 100 meter, senior Gray Horn has won the decathlon title in every Southeastern Conference Championship hes competed in and Florida mens 4x100 meter relay team set the second-fastest collegiate time earlier in the season. However, none of them competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Despite missing out on three posoutdoor title. I cant tell you how proud I am of this group of There was nothing junior about what the third-year Gators accomplished Sunday. With Floridas Super Regional sweep of North Carolina State, the UF junior class will play in its third College World Series in three seasons. Its a remarkable feat coach Kevin OSullivan tried to put into perspective. Obviously, Omaha is a thing we talk about, OSullivan Reaching the College World Series has proven tough enough for the title-less Gators, and this season was no exception. Perhaps the most challenging step for Florida was its 9-8 victory Sunday. In what was likely the last home appearance for UFs six drafted juniors, there were four lead changes, and N.C. State rallied to tie Florida three times. The Gators did not escape with a win until they plated two runs in the top of the 10th and only surrendered one to the Wolfpack in the bottom half of the inning. That kind of game, and how it worked out, thats what I came back for, senior Preston Tucker said. If I could pick a game I wanted to go out with here at home, I think thats the one. While Tucker and the seniors fell short of reaching the College World Series in 2009, all the juniors know is Omaha. However, Mike Zunino and his fellow juniors, like every other player that has donned a Florida baseball uniform, have never won a national title. Advancing to the pinnacle of college baseball three consecutive times is a monster feat. The Gators had 50-year history of the College World Series before 2010. But if you end the season emptyhanded, it was all in vain just ask the Buffalo Bills. Floridas current squad is the best team in the 98-year hisGators have nine MLB Draft picks on their roster. They have two years of College World Series experience including the sting of last years loss to South Carolina and they are the nations No. 1 team for a reason. UF has dealt with high expectations since January, and Gators championship window is closing, and this is their last chance to punctuate a historic run with a satisfying end. For us to get back to this point, OSullivan said, it was something we set out to do, but it was not easy. Getting to road is not getting any easier. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. David Carr / Alligator Staff Josh Tobias celebrates after scoring a run in the top of the ninth against North Carolina State Sunday. Tobias drove in the eventual winning run for Florida in the 10th frame. FLORIDA SWEEPS N.C. STATE IN NCAA GAINESVILLE SUPER REGIONAL. JOE MORGAN Alligator Staff Writer The Gators roster boasts nine new MLB prospects, but Florida relied on more than its highly-regarded upperclassmen to advance to a third straight College World Series. Our guys battled, coach Kevin OSullivan said. Each guy did just enough. It was a great team effort. tributed to the team effort this postseason are freshmen Josh Tobias and Casey Turgeon. Tobias has mostly earned praise from OSullivan for his defense and deservedly so. He has played error-free baseball this postseason, including a run-saving effort in the fourth inning Sunday. second baseman Matt Bergquist hit a sharp grounder down the third-base line. Tobias made a diving play to stop the ball and tagged the bag with his glove for the third out. Despite a noteworthy defensive effort, Tobias overshadowed his glove work with his bat. In the top of the ninth, Tobias led off the ball while diving, but could not complete the catch. I thought Fincher had a really good beat on that ball in center, OSullivan said. The catch it. We were just fortunate that when the glove hit the ground, the ball popped out. Nolan Fontana bunted Tobias over to third, and after an intentional walk to Preston Tucker, Tobias scored the go-ahead run on a Wolfpack tied the score up 7-7 in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings. Daniel Pigott put the Gators up 8-7 with a but Floridas freshmen tallied the eventual winning run. Casey Turgeon followed Pigotts at-bat with a single his third hit in a 3-for-5 day for 3 with two RBI, bunted Turgeon into scoring position. Junior Vickash Ramjit lined out to shortstop, bringing Tobias to the plate with two outs. Down in the count 0-2, Tobias hit a ball into SEE TRACK, PAGE 14 SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 14Holloway UF juniors need title to seal legacy Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan FIRE JOE MORGANPoll ResultsWhich facet of Florida's game will prove most important against N.C. State?61% PITCHING 25% HITTING 14% DEFENSE31 total votes


ADAM PINCUSAlligator Writer With a potential third-straight Omaha appearance on the line, the top-ranked Gators received a bit of help from the dark clouds hovering above McKethan Stadium. Florida, facing North Carolina States freshman southpaw in Carlos Rodon, needed a good offensive effort against the Golden Rodon entered the game versus Floridas Jonathon Crawford tied for third in the nation in strikeouts. Rodon and Crawford had of the third, but a two-hour, 23-minute rain N.C. State coach Elliot Avent favored that approached three hours. I wont speak for either club, but I will NCAA game representative Bob Warn said. Avent pulled Rodon, but Gators coach Kevin OSullivan kept Crawford in the game due to his low pitch count. OSullivan, known for protecting his pitchers, had no qualms about giving Crawford the ball. I knew that question would come up and I knew there would be a lot of people Although Crawford allowed three earned need to burn a reliever in a game that forced OSullivan to use seven pitchers. N.C. State test. placed Rodon in the fourth and the Florida offense erupted for four runs including a ters and registered one out. We knew that we were going to get there Once the starting pitchers exited the game, an offensive outburst ensued with four lead changes. ALLIGATOR 2012 College World Series 4 Stony Brook 52-13 Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff 1 UCLA 47-14 1 Arizona 43-17 1 Florida St 48-15 3 Kent State 46-18 1 South Carolina 45-17 1 Florida 47-18 Fri 6/15 5pmET Fri 6/15 9pmET Sun 6/17 9pmET Sun 6/17 5pmET Tues 6/19 8pmET Thurs 6/21 5pmET Fri 6/22 5pmET Sat 6/16 5pmET Sat 6/16 9pmET Mon 6/18 9pmET Mon 6/18 5pmET Wed 6/20 8pmET Thurs 6/21 9pmET Fri 6/22 9pmET Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Game 8 Game 9 Game 10 Game 11 Game 12 Game 6 (If necessary) Game 6 (If necessary)Bracket 1 Bracket 2Championship Finals Sun 6/24 8pmET Mon 6/25 8pmET Tues 6/26 9pmET Championship Game 1 Championship Game 2 Championship Game 3 (If necessary) 2 Arkansas 44-20 drew the attention of the N.C. State defense and got caught in a rundown to ensure Tur [Tobias postseason success] speaks volIf he had not had that set back with his have seen this a little bit earlier than the latter geon and Shafer have followed up their Southeastern Conference All-Tournament Team sehonors in the NCAA Gainesville Regional and nament games. son. Its unbelievable to come in here as a freshrevenge on their minds and a target on their backs. keep up in an unfamiliar environment. Its one thing to be the underdog and not have expectations, but its another thing when relief of just getting [the MLB Draft] over with and getting to Omaha, Im looking forward to Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org. BASEBALL, from page 13Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff BASEBALLRain delays plague Gators' NCAA Super Regional sweep


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI Several weeks before this season even started, LeBron James and Kevin Durant were competing against each other. Hell Week, they called it, a fourday series of grueling workouts. Starting Tuesday, theyll meet nals. Neither was playing at the level they are now when James invited Durant to work out with him during the NBA lockout in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Now as James tries to win his way. Its only right. Its only right, James said. We look forward to the challenge. Its going to be a big test for us. James played at a rarely seen levagainst the Boston Celtics. According to STATS LLC, James have six 30-point games in a playoff series. In the one contest where with 29 in Game 4, fouling out in overtime. His series averages against the Celtics: 33.6 points and 11 rebounds per game on 53 percent shooting. points and 10 rebounds in the entire times in the series against Boston alone. He was absolutely brilliant this series, and we all know it, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Hes playing at an historic level during the playoffs, driving us with his will. We do not take his talent or his will or his competitiveness for granted. And we need every single bit of it. He is pushing himself beyond his limits, and hes pushing the rest of the team as well. Said Heat guard Dwyane Wade: Hes amazing. There were many moments for the Heat to celebrate on Saturday night, when they punched their tickBoston 101-88 in Game 7. Heat owner Micky Arison couldnt have gotten his hands off the East trophy fast enough, since that isnt the one he wants anyway. James felt the same way. The Heat one arm raised in joy. Behind him, the celebration continued. By then, he was already thinking about whats next. I really thought he in particular played a very smart, aggressive game, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. He kind of let the game come to him, and then down the stretch he took the game over. Thats what great players do. They dont do it alone, though. Criticized last season for deferring too often in crucial situations, James went into the offseason driven by the pain of failing in the NBA he did anything he could to improve two-a-day workouts, studying with Hakeem Olajuwon, yoga, boxing, beach sprints, even asking Durant to come to Akron for a few days for some training. In those sessions, they pushed each other to the limit. Me and KD, man, just tryin to get better, James said in a video of one workout posted online. And look at them now, two suI envisioned it every day we worked out, James said. I understood what his passion was. I understood what his drive was. They both understood the other perfectly. James and the Heat lost to Dallas the Thunder lost to Dallas in last This probably couldnt have been scripted any better. Maybe the two best players in the world, scarred by similar disappointment, trying to make the other better. the season begins Tuesday night in Oklahoma City, theyll each have a close-up view of how far the other has come. Its going to be a battle, Durant said. The Heat and Thunder split two games during the regular season, both winning at home. Durant scored the most points in the NBA this season at 1,850, James was second with 1,683. James won the MVP award, second again. Its not about Kevin and LeBron, Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. Its not about any other thing other than playing good basketball against a very good team. ... Individually, theyre the best players in the league. TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 AP Photo NBA FINALS MVP finalists James, Durant face off in Game 1 tonightTHE RALLY Corey: For those of you looking for a Thunder took four straight games to upset the Spurs. Now begins the encore: like when you sit through a Dexys Midnight Runners concert. When they hit the stage at the end to play one last song, there is only one possible outcome. After witnessing Scotty Brooks out-coach the great Gregg Popovich, Erik Spoelstra might as well step down and escape with left. Opening as a 4.5-point favorite, the Thunder will take Game 1 from a worndown Heat squad in the Sooner State. maybe connect with a few slaps here and there. The Pacquiao-Bradley judges might even claim the Heat were the better team. But with an 8-0 record at home this postseason, the Thunder will ultimately end this series in six games. Joe: Oh, Corey. Did you even watch the Eastern Conference Finals? It may have been a rough, ugly, seven-game crap fest, but it produced a real champion: the Heat. Granted, Miami looked far from great. They were inconsistent and, at times, overmatched by the Celtics. But then, much to the dismay of throngs of haters, the dominant version of the Heat made an unwelcome return to the spotlight only rivaled by the release of the utterly useless third installment of the Men in Black franchise. Down 3-2 and sitting on the brink of elimination, LeBron James roared back to life and dominated. King James scored 76 points and grabbed 27 rebounds in the the series to send Boston packing. In the words of Dwight Schrute from NBCs The hand that reaches from the grave to grip your throat is the strong hand you want on the wheel. With LeBron sitting pretty in the drivers seat, Miami is cruising towards a championship. Corey: You could have Jimmie Johnson in the drivers seat for all I care; in the end you still have a Pontiac Fiero. Sure youre no better than Danica Patrick. Just look at the Thunders supporting cast: Serge Ibaka, Kendrick Perkins and Thabo ers down low, and a defensive specialist roaming the perimeter, LeBron will have a better chance of getting in and out of Cleveland alive than attacking the rim. Say what you will about the Thunders defense, but what they did to the Spurs after Game 2 was nothing short of impressive. And with an offense averaging 102.3 points per age, defense might as well be optional. Joe: James was named the NBA MVP this season. Hes the best automobile on the market. And as much as ChickyChicky-Bron-Bron tried to prove hes a one-man show in the last two games of the Eastern Conference Finals, hes only one part of The Big Three. Even though he dresses like a Ken doll, Dwyane Wade is a the only known dinosaur still roaming the earth is a perennial All Star. These three guys are not a joke. D-Wade is known for his ability to create and convert tough shots. The Thunder may boast a powerful paint trio, but its nothing Wade hasnt seen before. In fact, Wade averaged 20.5 points per game against Oklahoma City in two meetings this season. As far as Bosh is concerned, he can form an adequate duo with Udonis Haslem down low. The Heat may not overpower the Thunder in the post, but theyll keep it close. Corey: Udonis Haslem would make a betPerkins or Ibaka the chance to sit in the lane and cut off the Heats bread-and-butter: driving the lane. This season, the Thunder led the league with 8.17 blocks per game, almost two blocks more than the second-place Wizards. And youre forgetting that one dreaded quarter the one that comes after The First Three. The Heat are notorious for struggling in the fourth, and the Thunder seem to have found their stroke this postseason, putting up 29.3 points in their last four games with an 83.5 free throw percentage. Meanwhile, Miami has not fared as well at the charity stripe this postseason with a 72.3 percent clip. It goes without saying that adjusting to the trio of scoring champ Kevin Durant, sixth-man-of-the-year James Harden and All-Star Russell Westbrook is like predicting who will be gone from the Heat next year: Bosh or Spoelstra. Joe: Funny you should mention blocks considering the Heat lead the NBA with the fewest opponent blocks per game in the the lane with fervor against Oklahoma City. When it comes down to it, LeBron is better man-to-man than anybody in the NBA. Also, as I mentioned before, that Wade guy is pretty good at getting to the basket and making things happen. The Heat will get to the freethrow line early and often against the Thunder. Granted, Miami averaged roughly three fewer free-throw attempts against Oklahoma City than against other foes this season. However, the Heats 93 percent rate from the charity stripe against the Thunder, which was 15.5 percent higher than their regular season clip, should compensate for the slightly lower free throw count. In this high-powered battle between two abstract, natural elements, James and Wade will play like freaks of nature. The Thunder cant take the Heat, so they better stay out of the kitchen. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org and Corey McCall at cmccall@alligator.org. Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan Corey McCalltwitter: @mccall_corey


young men, coach Mike Holloway said. We had a lot of adversity, not just this week, but throughout the year. You think about things, the people that werent here, the people that didnt want to give you a chance, but our guys never bought into it. Im extremely proud of them. The adversity for Floridas outdoor season started at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Horn entered the second day of heptathlon competition in away from securing a win, when the senior got injured during pole-vault warm ups. Horn sat out a majority of the outdoor season due to the injury. After he was suspended for the SEC Outdoor Championships, Horn did not have a decathlon score to qualify him for the NCAA East Preliminary Round and therefore wasnt able to qualify for the championships. Demps came next. After Preliminary Round, all he had the championships. However, Demps was forced to pull out of the competition because of a tweaked hamstring. After winning the title in last three years, the hopes were high for the Gators to take home another one. Unfor tunately for Florida, the relay team dropped the baton dur ing a hand off at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, causing them to miss out on qualifying for nationals. We lost our best sprinter, we lost our best decathlete and loway said. A lot of people would have given up hope, but our group of guys didnt. I sat them down after regionals and I said, We are still the best team in the country, as long as you believe it, and our guys believed it. Despite losing out on those three events, the Gators still came out on top. Florida scored in seven events in comparison to LSU scoring nine times. However, they still outscored the runner-up Tigers to earn them their second NCAA title this year. Out of those seven events, and Dedric Dukes, Hugh Graham, Jr., Leonardo Seymore McQuays performance personal record for him with a time of 44.58. His win also in the event in school history. ters title, Florida also won its The four now hold the world leading time with a mark of Craddock earned his win with an all-conditions best of its sixth straight NCAA title in the triple jump. The Gators also had two emy Postin was runner-up in the hammer throw, and junior in the high jump. Combined, Florida. As the Gators look forward to earning their third straight NCAA title next year, the mens team will lose Demps and Horn. the plane that we had no seniors (competing on the mens viously, if we stay healthy, there is a bright future for the University of Florida, on both the mens and the womens sides. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. ALLIGATOR AP PhotoFloridas Tony McQuay reacts after anchoring his team to victory in the mens 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA outdoor Moines, Iowa. McQuay, 4x400 men's relay record world's best time in 2012 TRACK, from page 13 UF Individual NCAA TitlesOmar Craddock Triple jump He set an all-conditions personal record of 16.92 meters/55-6.25 feet. This is Craddocks second NCAA title in the triple jump after winning the indoor title earlier this year. His win gives the Gators their sixth straight NCAA title in the event. Craddocks mark set last weekend ranks him fourth in the U.S. as he heads to the Olympic Trials. Tony McQuay 400 meters McQuay broke his previous outdoor record and a Florida school record with a time of 44.58. In addition to earning his title this weekend, McQuay also the event earlier this year. His win in school history. McQuays time second in the U.S. and third in theworld. Dedric Dukes, Hugh Graham, Leonardo Seymore and Tony McQuay Mens 4x400-meter relay The team grabbed in the event for the Gators with a new school record comprised of two juniors and two freshmen, now holds the worldleading time. Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff A lot of people would have given up hope, but our group of guys didnt.Mike HollowayUF track coachMaegan Dennis / Alligator Staff