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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 39 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Former drugs McIntyre Finds New Family at UF:Center Vicky McIntyre transferred to Florida in from Oklahoma State in May after a 2011-12 season marred by tragedy, pg. 20. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012 UF employees urge action before catastrophe strikesA feral cat colony is living near Bryan Hall, pg 5. UF Libraries receives grant for museum-library collaborationThe libraries were awarded a $477,312 grant, pg 8. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterChristian Aguilar spent less than two semesters at UF, but he left an impact on Gainesville forever. 18-year-old freshman when he was reported missing Sept. 20. His parents drove up from Miami that weekend, launching a nearly monthlong search with looking for Christian injured but alive and then hoping to recover his body. About 14,000 Facebook users joined a group to coordinate volunteer efforts; an Indiegogo campaign raised more than $12,000; and national media outlets picked up the story, working to get Christians name out to the public. To CNN, he was Christian Aguilar, the missing college student in Florida. To UF students, he was a name and face on missing posters all over campus. But to his best friend, he was just Chris. A simple case of assigned seating in a physical education class brought Christian Aguilar and Sebastian Arias together for Seven years later, upon graduating from high school, the two took different paths. Christian went to UF for biomedical engineering while Arias stayed in Miami to study pre-medicine at Miami Dade College. Despite the distance, Christian and Arias friendship remained intact. Arias made plans over the summer to visit his best friend for Gator Growl. I always kept a connection with Christian, Arias said. Nothing much had changed. Their plans were interrupted when Christian went missing. Arias came to him anyway. He joined the search party the weekend after Christian went missing. On Friday, he was headed into work in Miami when he heard the news: Hunters had found a body 40 miles southwest of Gainesville, and police believed it was Christian. My time with him was cut off way too quickly, he said. I feel like I have Christians presence around me, but I have to tell myself that my friend just died, and I cant process that. A fan of the Barcelona Football Club, Iron Man and eating out with friends, Christian was the friend you had to have, Arias said. Being Christians friend was such a valuable thing for me, he said. Every time I hung out with Chris, it was like winning the lottery. Christian liked rap and often listened to Kanye West, Kid Cudi and the Notorious B.I.G. He carried a 160-GB iPod everywhere he went. He was an extremely smart kid, said his brother, 16-yearold Alexander Aguilar. He knew what he wanted, and he knew how to get it. The siblings shared a close relationship while growing up. They played soccer, watched 81 /61 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffCarlos and Claudia Aguilar speak at St. Augustine Church on Monday night at a memorial for their son, Christian Aguilar, whose remains were discovered Friday. Aguilar family mourns loss FINANCE DEGREES CAME IN AS THE NO.1 DEMANDED DEGREE. ANDREA CARROZAlligator Contributing WriterJob prospects could be looking up for students graduating in 2013. The National Association of Colleges and Employers published a survey last month that found employers projected a 13 percent increase in new-college-graduate hiring. According to the survey, the top 10 bachelors degrees in demand for the at No. 1 and economics at No. 10. Others listed were business administration and mechanical engineering I think this information is showing a positive sign and that the economy is getting better slowly, said Heather White, director of the Career Resource Center. White said students in technology portunities could be increasing. I see the positive trend all around, she said. One of the largest student groups by major that come by the [Career Resource Center] is liberal arts. White said many people dont realize that technology-based companies also hire nontechnology students because Hiring for new college graduates projected to increase by 13 percentSECURITY ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterUF students who were eligible for Bright 2007 may be affected by a computer security breach at Northwest Florida State College. The college is investigating the breach and will notify people if their personal information, including Social Security numbers, could be accessed from the Internet, according to a UF news release. UF was informed of the breach last week, the college found out about the leak until ine Sikes said. Its a huge, long, lengthy process, Sikes said. No leaks occurred at UF, and the university is referring people with questions to Northwest Florida State College. Erica Bass, a 24-year-old UF alumna, said shes not sure the Bright Futures database has any information shed be worried about, but she was concerned she hadnt heard about the breach yet. I would want to know what kind of information couldve been compromised, she said. I feel like this should be maybe bigger news. 2006 and 2006-2007 academic year who attended any Florida college or university If you believe you may be the victim of identity theft, contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/idtheft or call 1-877-438-4338. Past Bright Futures recipients might be victims of breachSEE AGUILAR, PAGE 4 SEE JOBS, PAGE 4 I would want to know what kind of information couldve been compromised. I feel like this should be maybe bigger news.Erica BassUF alumnaIN MEMORIAM


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 107 ISSUE 39 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY 82/59 THUNDER STORMS 83/62 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/64 THUNDER STORMS 79/61 SUNNY 81/61 WHATS HAPPENING?Join Recurso UF for a Month of Microfinancing Come out to Pugh Hall today at 6:30 p.m. to learn about local and global economic development with a discussion on microfinancing and the United Nations contribution to the cause. Also, learn how to get involved in the cause. Help launch Recursos first Mircofinance Team by pledging a donation to a third-world entrepreneur of your choice. Authors@UF featuring Professor Richard Scher Why is it so difficult to vote in America? Are you voting in November? Are you sure? There will be a conversation on historical voting barriers like literacy tests, poll taxes and more current obstacles in Smathers Library, Room 1A, today at 5:30 p.m. Come out for an informative hour about a controversial topic at the heart of American democracy and the 2012 elections. Drawing from his awardwinning new book, The Politics of Disenfranchisement, Richard K. Scher will discuss the tradition of restricting or denying voting rights to large numbers of Americans. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. RUB Entertainment hosts UCB Touring Company Hailing from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the most renowned comedy theater and school in the nation, the UCB TourCo cast is handpicked from the best improv comedians in New York and Los Angeles to put on an hour of completely unscripted comedy that is truly awesome in every sense of the word. Come out and enjoy a comedy-filled night on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. Black Male Development Initiative networking workshop The Black Male Development Initiative presents: Networking with Black Faculty and Staff today at the Institute of Black will consist of tables and workshops. Participants may come and go throughout the day, and lunch will be provided. Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters meeting Students for BBBS will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in McCarty Hall A, Room 1142. Students who attend will learn more about how to make a difference in the lives of Alachua County children by developing one-on-one relationships through one of the most renowned mentoring programs in the United States. Applications to become a Big Brother or Big Sister will be available at the meeting. For more information, email bbbsatuf@gmail.com. Asthma study If you are an African-American between ages 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. Enroll at Eastside Community Practice through December 2012. If youre interested, please call Cheri Knecht at 352-219-7366. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to skinonen@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 for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Culture, located at 1510 W. University Ave. This event is open to all males and will start at 6:30 p.m. with food and drinks provided. For more information, visit the BMDI Facebook page. Golden Key general body meeting UF Golden Key will hold a general body meeting in Little Hall, Room 109, on Wednesday at 7 p.m. We are trying out a new meeting for mat involving smaller groups, more member feedback and group discussion. Stop by the meeting a few minutes early, at 6:45 p.m., for free pizza and soda. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ufgoldenkey. Project MASCOT silent auction Project MASCOT will be having a silent auction outside the Reitz Union Colonnade on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help MASCOT raise money to send at-risk Alachua County elementary school students to SeaWorld in the Spring. Enactus hosts Career 180 career fair Career 180 will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development. The fair tar gets individuals looking to reenter the workforce. Career 180 will present many of the issues Gainesville community members must consider during the job search. Its an opportunity to connect with local resources, network, explore job options and gain the confidence needed to successfully re-enter the workforce. Topics covered at the fair will include resume updating, interviewing skills, professional dress and budgeting. The fair


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Shannon Kaestle / Alligator StaffPaint It BlueKonstantin Dimopoulos, a 57-year-old Australian artist, paints the trees outside of the Reitz Union Colonnade as a part of the social art exhibit, Blue Trees. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterThe UF Supreme Court of the Student Body ruled Monday that two Student Government election codes were unconstitutionally vague. One code stated candidates or representatives of political parties can only distribute campaign material via hand-to-hand delivery, residence hall boxes, email or standard mail. The code also states that candidates or political party representatives can only display campaign material in oncampus residence halls if they have permission from the owner or have complied with the policies established by the Department of Housing and Residence Education. The other code the court ruled as unconstitutionally vague stated that candidates must leave campaign material that the candidate carries upside down or reversed when unattended. Monday night, Associate Justice Michael Hacker said the statutes have ambiguities. It is impossible to simultaneously enforce them, he said after the hear ing. He said when dealing with conis eliminated. One of the contradictory statutes the court discussed said that cloth, plastic or paper banners can be hung only in areas designated by the univer sity and the supervisor of elections. Chief Justice Matt Michel said the codes the court struck down were vague, contradictory and impossible to simultaneously comply. Read the rest of the story online at alligator.org. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.orgUF Supreme Court rules two election codes vague THERE HAVE BEEN 4,249 CASES OF WEST NILE NATIONWIDE. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterOne month after the Alachua County Health Department found two Gainesville chickens that tested positive for West Nile virus, Anthony Dennis, county environmental health director, said the county is buzzing with surveillance and precautions. There have been 4,249 cases of West Nile reported nationwide so far, including 168 deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dennis said the health departments strategies have not changed in the last month. It continues to run weekly blood tests on sample chickens to look for the West Nile antibody, which can indicate the diseases presence in an area. He said the department also continues to collect mosquito samples to monitor the numbers of the Culex nigripalpus mosquito variety, the species capable of carrying West Nile if infected. Dennis said the health department is also keeping an eye on the situation by tracking community input. He said large-animal veterinarians have frequently reported when horses are infected with West Nile. Horses are particularly susceptible to the disease. While the virus is still maintaining a presence in Alachua County, Dennis said this trend is partly due to standing water left by Tropical Storm Debby in July. He said no human cases have been reported in the county so far. Our function is mainly in the surveillance, Dennis said, so we continue to monitor all the sur veillance data closely and advise the public as necessary. Right now, Dennis said, the advice to the public is to take per sonal precautions. He said the health departments theme, drain and cover, means residents should drain standing water, cover their windows with screens and cover themselves with repellant or extra clothing. Catherine Seemann, advertising, marketing and media coor dinator for the UF Student Health Care Center, said the center continues to follow the health departments lead and to relay the information it publishes across campus. We cant go to somebodys make them wear repellant, but we can educate them, she said.County health department continues West Nile surveillance We cant go to someeducate them.Catherine Seemann


television and studied together. Christian especially loved the show Scrubs. Alexander Aguilar said he watched his brother mature before going off to college. With a knack for math and an interest in the arts, Christian excelled in his academics, graduating summa cum laude from Doral Academy Preparatory School. He wouldnt have to have my parents push him, Alexander Aguilar said. He would push himself. Since Christian was in middle school, he had wanted to attend UF. Christian liked the environment, and he was determined to go, Arias said. Arias remembered the phone call he received when Christian got into UF. He told me, My life has just changed, I got accepted into UF, Arias said. It made me happy that my friend did. I was supportive 100 percent of the way. Christian planned to become a cardiologist. He wanted to change peoples lives by performing heart surgery. Its delicate work, but Christian said he could do it, Arias said. The Aguilar familys dream of their son going to college and starting a new life came to an abrupt end in September. found in Levy County as Christians. Later that night, about 150 people packed the St. Augustine Church to attend a memorial service. Carlos and Claudia Aguilar, Christians parents, sat in the front row as priests led the church in prayer and gospel readings. UF President Bernie Machen expressed his condolences to the Aguilars, saying he and the university were devastated about Christians death. When we lose a student like Christian, it is a loss not only for those who knew him but for our whole community, and also for his familys communities in Miami and in Colombia, he said. Christian was missing for a time, but he can never be lost again he is in our hearts, and in our souls that we will remember forever. Dave Kratzer, vice president of Student Affairs, praised police and the Gainesville community for assisting the Aguilar family in the search. Sometimes we see the very best in people during times of crisis, Kratzer said. Theres an amazing strength in or dinary people that manifests itself when it matters the most. Carlos and Claudia Aguilar were the last to speak. They stood at the lectern, wearing Gators T-shirts. Carlos Aguilar thanked volunteers and All those people deserve to be known because they are doing something that would be, in this community, a landmark, he said. Even though Christian will no longer walk UFs campus, his name and story have touched lives, including that of Scar lett Diaz. Diaz, 18, made a tribute video to her lost friend, saying the day Christian went missing would stay with her for the rest of her life. With Christian resting in peace, Diaz says in the video, she is reminded of his presence. He is in the sea, in the rain, in the river becoming one with nature, becoming one with God. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@ alligator.org. each company has different departments. The survey showed that of those employers sur veyed, the ones likely to increase hiring of new and electronics manufacturing, retail trade, real estate, and chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Although no liberal arts or humanities degrees made it on the surveys list, many UF students are still hopeful. English and history senior Dylan Fay, 21, said hes not scared of unemployment. I think there will always be a demand for people who think critically, he said. However, sociology senior Sherry Akanni, 22, said shes concerned about not getting a job. But she said internships and leadership activities often make students more marketable to employers. Others, like health education and behavior junior Esther Celestin, 20, plan on enrolling in graduate school. Getting a bachelors is not enough, she said. Economics and history junior Josh Cole, 20, said he thinks the survey results are promising. It appears a recovery is under way, despite policies that work against it, he said. Cole plans to attend graduate school; he said he believes he will have a greater chance of getting a job in the future. He said its good to wait it out a little bit. As for students time at UF, White suggests students network with potential employers, plan career goals and utilize the CRC. My motto here is Come early and often, she said. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012Courtesy to the AlligatorChristian Aguilar smiles in class at Doral Academy Preparatory School in Miami. He dreamed of graduating from UF and becoming a cardiologist. CAMPUS MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Contributing WriterFormer Gators running back Fred Taylor came to UF on Monday to warn students not to fumble when it comes to student loans. Taylor, a class of UF alumnus and for mer Jacksonville Jaguars running back, came out to the Plaza of the Americas on Monday afternoon to support student loan site Loanlook.com. Loanlook.com provides federal and private loan information, budgeting tools and a live chat with trained loan counselors, all on one dashboard that can be accessed from students computers and phones. I saw the interest my family accrued on their student loans as time went by, mare, he said. I made it to the NFL, so they would hit me up to help pay off the loans, and it even got draining on me. Sabrina Blake, a second-year UF marriage and family counseling graduate student, said she admired that Taylor came back to support the community where he got his start. Blake, 24, grinned from ear to ear as she posed for a photo with Taylor. The fact that he is a well-known athlete and keeps the Jacksonville and UF communities in his heart will help students be aware of Blake said. Taylor said he knew it was important to because they need to know what they are getting into with student loans and how to handle them in the future. He said Loanlook.com is the solution to getting the right background information on loans. The site will tell students how much they owe on their loan, the interest on it and who they owe the money to. I think we see students way too much nowadays take out student loans carelessly and dont look at the future impact, said Alex Romero, a 21-year-old linguistics junior. The site looks very convenient.Former Gators football player runs back to support loan websiteTaylor SARAH BRANDAlligator Contributing WriterThe third-best-known political party in the United States believes in economic freedom and individual liberty. Were the party of peace and prosperity, said Adrian Wyllie, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida. Libertarian vice presidential candidate Jim Grey will speak about educational reform and other important issues at 10 a.m. today in the Reitz Union Auditorium. Wyllie said neither the Republican nor Democratic parties follow through with what they promise. Libertarians are the only party that wants to balance the budget, eliminate the Federal Reserve, and end the war overseas and the war on drugs. UF student Josh Vadeboncoeur invited Grey to campus. Vadeboncoeur, a 20-year-old political science junior and campus coordinator for the Gary Johnson 2012 campaign, reached out to his camp earlier this year. The event, hosted by the Graham Area Council and Inter-Residence Hall Association, aims to inform UF students of all candidates for the 2012 election. Grey will not be paid to speak. There are more than two parties, and the Graham Area Council thinks its important to inform students and residents there are more candidates than what they see on TV, said Brandy Myers, 20-year-old business and criminology sophomore and Graham Area Council president. Tori Lovins, a 19-year-old biology sophomore, said shes looking forward to hearing the Libertarian vice presidential candidate speak. I think that in order to under stand your own beliefs, you must expose yourself to others, she said. Libertarian vice presidential candidate to speak at UF todayHe was invited by a UF juniorGray JOBS, from page 1No liberal arts made the listAbout 150 people attended the memorial AGUILAR, from page 1


MICHAEL SCOTT DAVIDSONAlligator WriterConsul General of Israel to Flor ida and Puerto Rico, Chaim Shacham, spoke at UF Hillel on Monday about politics in what he called one of the toughest neighborhoods in the world. Personally, I wouldnt have minded if Joseph had brought us to Canada, he joked in front of a crowd of about 60 student leaders. Attendees heard the consul general speak about the fallout from the Arab Spring revolutions and the dangers of a nuclear-capable Iran to both Israel and the U.S. There cannot be a more impor tant time for campus leaders to understand the U.S.-Israel relationship and the threat Iran poses to both of our countries, said Taylor Nichole Parker, a 20-year-old political science junior and vice president of Gators for Israel, the organization that brought the consul general. Nominees for Floridas third congressional district Ted Yoho and J.R. Gaillot also spoke to students about their political platforms. Shacham told students how recently ousted Arab regimes have been replaced by radical Islamic leadership in the last year. A change in the Arab world isnt like one more regime change, he said. Its a historic tsunami, which sort of reorients the relationship of Western democracies with a good quarter of the world. Now, decisions in those countries are made on the basis of tribal allegiance instead of national security issues, Shacham said. As a result, civil rights, equal suffrage and rule of law have suffered. This a step 100 years back, he said. Its a change of the purpose of a state in the Arab world. He also spoke about how a nuclear-capable Iran could obtain a hegemony over the Persian Gulf. Iranian leaders have expressed their intentions to attack Israel with nuclear weapons in the past. Shacham said he wanted to reframe the news students read about Israel. Leah Robbins, a 19-year-old Jewish studies freshman who spent a year living in Israel, agreed. Israel is very misrepresented in the media, she said. Israel is not some imperialist country trying to get land. Its in a constant state of defense. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5Alex M. Sanchez / AlligatorConsul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico Chaim Sha cham speaks about 60 UF student leaders at UF Hillel on Monday. A FERAL CAT COLONY IS LIVING NEAR BRYAN HALL. KELLY PRICEAlligator Contributing WriterWhen Kat Worden heard there was a cat trapped under sealed grates near Bryan Hall on UFs campus Monday, she went home to get a crowbar. er at the Warrington College of Business Administrations Center for Management Communication, said it wouldnt matter if it was a puppy or a kitten or a raccoon she wanted to save the crying animal. Wordens removing of the grate is one of many recent actions taken by a handful of UF employees to care for a feral cat colony near Bryan Hall, which houses Warrington. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said the universitys policy prohibits the feeding of wild animals, be they raccoons, alligators or cats. However, trapping or removal of animals is up to the Environmental Health and Safety Division. Sikes said she didnt know of any complaints about a trapped cat beneath the Bryan Hall grates this week or ever before. There have been no calls from anyone letting us know there was a cat there. No one Ive heard of related to cats in About a month ago, Bryan Hall was treated for ants, Properzio, director of the Environmental Health and Safety Division. He said his team tried to determine what was attracting the pests. Raccoons or cats could be to blame. Workers secured openings beneath the building with grates, Properzio said, and they didnt look for animals that might have been trapped beneath. You can tell theres a cathating community among workers, said Joan Lyon, senior secretary at Warrington. Monday, Lyon said a coworker heard a cats cries coming from the grate. Lyon managed to push some food and water through the grates to the half-dead cat. We should have probably told the Physical Plant to make sure no animals were down there, Properzio said. Were not trying to do animal cruelty or anything like that. He said that while he understands why some people may be passionate about saving the cats, food left for them often attracts other animals like raccoons and roaches. He said as predatory animals, the cats also negatively affect wildlife like birds and reptiles. Properzios department traps cats infrequently, he said, but when they do, the cats are sent to Alachua County Animal Services. There, Worden said, the cats are often euthanized. Properzio said he wasnt sure if there was an alternative, viable policy or solution UF could implement. Worden said UF employees around the Bryan Hall area have been catching the cats and paying out of pocket for their spaying or neutering, and vaccinations. Worden even kept one and named it Luther. She said she has found homes for at least three litters born at UF and is cur rently fostering four kittens. Julie Levy, director of the College of Veterinary Medicine Maddies Shelter Medical Program at UF, said the solution lies in coordination across UFs campus. If nothing is done, the feral cat population will grow to a nuisance level, she said. At the University of Central Florida, Levy said, volunteers reduced the on-campus cat population from more than 100 to about 10 now over 20 years. She said volunteers spayed and neutered older cats and sent younger ones to be adopted. She said UF has an added advantage because theres a veterinary school on campus. The policy on campus has been to remove the cats, so its technically against policy [to help them], Levy said. We havent taken an active role yet, although we would like to. Back at Warrington, Lyon said cat-loving employees need help from UF to continue caring for the feral felines. Its not easy, and its expensive, and were receiving no assistance from UF, Lyon said. My dream would be for UF to adopt a policy like those around the country that allows the population to naturally die off. For having one of the best vet colleges in the country, its just really not the best we can do. UF employees urge action before catastrophe strikesC AMPUSIsraeli consul general speaks about Arab Spring fallouts, Iran KORRIE FRANCISAlligator Contributing WriterFor this week, the walls inside Reid Hall have transformed into a collage of colored canvases, and UFs Inter-Residence Hall Association has set up its annual art gallery, which this year is themed The Nature of Art. The grand opening event was Monday night, and the art will be up in Reid Halls space until Friday. From intricate drawings and paintings to expressive photography and sculpture, all art featured in the gallery is student-submitted. The deadline to submit artwork was Friday. Students of all majors were invited to submit work of any medium. Elizabeth Lunior, director of the art gallery and a 19-year-old psychology sophomore, said she and three assistant directors decided on the theme because they believe it provoked interest and left room for artistic expression. But submissions didnt have to be nature-themed. We thought it would be appealing to a large range of students and also to the artistic-appreciating community as well, she said. The directors intend the main focus to be on the students work, Lunior said, not the nature-themed decorations. She said the gallery strives to unite both artistic students who wish to showcase their creativity in a public environment and other students who are solely interested in viewing and discussing art. A lot of people dont realize the amount of talent thats on this campus, Lunior said. The event is a great way to promote artistic passion that you dont normally see in everyday university life. Sarah Flanders, a 19-year-old animal science sophomore, said she was excited to show her large black-and-white photography piece in this years gallery. The piece is a collage of 12 still-life images, including portraits of family and friends and captured moments from everyday life, she said. Displaying her art in the IRHA gallery is thrilling, not only because shes able to show her work, but also because the artists can bounce ideas off of each other, she said. Youre able to get ideas from others art and play it off in your own work, Flanders said. Health science senior and IRHA staff member Alicia Jeffrey, 21, said shes excited to visit this years gallery because its impressive to see what types of artwork other students are creating. She said she believes the gallery provides a refreshing social atmosphere for students. Its a little touch of culture in the swarm of notso-classy alternative outings at Midtown, Jeffrey said.IRHA gallery promotes artistic passionHe spoke at UF Hillel A lot of people dont realize the amount of talent thats on this campus. The event is a great way to promote artistic passion that you dont normally see in everyday univer sity life.Elizabeth Luniordirector and UF sophomore


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 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 352-376-4458.41% YES 59% NOMondays question: Have you ever shopped at Wild Iris Books?91 TOTAL VOTESTodays question: Barbaras BonkersNot all lady journalists are great Maybe youve noticed that were strong proponents of womens rights here at the Alligator. Because were, like, humans or whatever. No big deal. That doesnt mean we have to be fans of every lady to ever grace this planet. Enter Barbara Walters. Shes not our favorite journalist or our favorite lady. She never lets her co-hosts on The View speak because she thinks shes more important than them; in the case of Elisabeth Hasselbeck, were less upset. Her words arent always important. Walters has had a historical career, as far as interviews go. If you want a scoop, Walters is the one who will have it. Shes, uh, not exactly the poster child for a successful career. Or a successful life. But, shell be portraying Elizabeth Taylor in Ever since, shes basically been going out with Amanda Bynes and hitting everyone with their cars. ended up calling her dad in the middle of it, claiming that her mom was totally on crack. Scandalous, right? Theres drama going on everywhere all the time, and Americans just love to hear about it. Its why the paparazzi have such a strong business model. healthy one. Plus, the poor girl has even endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Thats when you really know that someone needs help, am I right, folks? Right? Just because Barbara Walters was a respected journalist doesnt mean she is one anymore. Why did she break down so many doors or barriers for female reporters if shes going to We can understand covering that kind of thing when youre a young buck just out of journalism school, but there are more important topics to cover. For example, Babs could have done a piece on the Taliban shooting victim in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai. She was shot because she was advocating for the education of girls in schools. The Taliban have said they will target her again, said a BBC article. Astounding. Terrifying. Much more worthy of coverage, Barbara Walters, than a celebrity-former-teen-star woman in trouble. Yousafzai is being airlifted from Pakistan to the U.K. for further medical treatment. She remains in a serious condition after the attack, which the Taliban said they had carried out because she had been promoting secularism, said the BBC. Soda industry combats Bloombergs limitsRestrictions proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and approved by the Board of Health plan to ban the sale of sugary drinks and sodas in containers larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, street carts and entertainment venues in New York City. However, a group composed of soft-drink industry leadin hopes to overturn the restriction. Mayor Bloomberg was previously successful in implementing a smoking ban and mandatory disclosure of calorie information at dining establishments in the New York City area. He and advisers feel the Board of Health has every right and responsibility to see that this regulation passes for the safety of the public. ly bold and seem to disagree to the point of legal action. Whose argument is more valid? The Board of Healths goal is to encourage healthier choices in beverage consumption, and by doing so, to incite a reduction of obesity and related health issues. Businesses feel they shouldnt be limited in what they sell customer satisfaction to stay high consumer freedom, they call it. The freedom to drink all the sugary soda you want and not have to go through a hassle to get it, that is. I personally dont believe that is how we should show appreciation for the free choice we do have in this country. Unfortunately, a wide variety of dining establishments and access to all kinds of food and drinks have played a considerable role in health issues resulting from irresponsible dietary habits. Dining out and dining heavily is extremely popular in our culture. Sometimes people dont know how much is enough. Maybe legislation like this should be considered and not seen as absolutely outrageous. However, if this regulation were to go through, how effective would it really be? New Yorkers could still have all the soda they wanted. Theyd just have to purchase it at a higher overall cost and carry it around in 16-ounce containers. The soda industry and New York beverage and dining establishments are satMaybe some will feel embarly angered by having to do so and will limit themselves. The Take the couple on a date at the movies. What if they want to share a drink? Considering packaging and lids, is it more environmentally friendly to use one large container rather than two smaller ones? A friend of mine fell subject to gaining the freshman 15 thinking about it, she cited her successful effort to take comas a contributing factor. The soda debate is just one part of a bigger issue. One thing Ive learned in my life is that you cannot save everybody. No matter how hard you try to help someone, not every person will take heed to advice or aid that is given In our society, many people believe that just because they have certain rights and privileges, any type of behavior is acceptable. We live on the premise of threats and, honestly, sometimes do positive things only because were required to. When federal laws have to stop people from making unwise decisions regarding their personal health and wellbeing, it says something about our society. Just make good choices. We should practice our right to make decisions as we please but shouldnt use it as an excuse for absent-minded, irresponsible or reckless behavior of any sort. Anayo Ordu is an advertising sophomore at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays.Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Anayo Orduopinions@alligator.org


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Sex is a tough subject to be open about, and as a result, it is usually hushed, its meaning lost between the lines. But no matter how hard it is to be serious about sex, its even harder to hold an open dialogue about sexual otherwise known as HPV. Last week, Gardasil, one of two vaccines protecting against many forms of HPV, was given the OK in a study conducted by the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center. At most, the vaccination could result in a skin infection or same-day fainting a preferred alter native to cervical cancer. This is a fantastic step forward for cancer prevention, and hopefully it will drive down the death rate due to cervical cancer, which is one of the most fatal cancers observed in women. However, the study wont dispel the controversial nature of the vaccine. In the six years since the Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine, Gardasil has undergone so much scrutiny for a vast number of reasons but all of them come back to societys discomfort with acknowledging the nature of sex. While I was in high school, I remember the administrators encouraging the Student Body to get vaccinated. But the girls I knew made fun of each other if they did end up receiving the vaccination because that must mean shes a whore. Some parents even looked down on their friends for getting their girls vaccinated because they must have been somehow tainted. I doubt those who took part in the backlash both on the community and political levels understood that cervical cancer is directly caused by HPV and that the vaccine would prevent transmission of the virus. I also doubt they understood that the vaccination is most effective if administered prior to being sexually active. Its this lack of understanding about the vaccine that puts people off from promoting it. There may be a general understanding that Gardasil can lower your chances of developing cervical cancer, but people have still stigmatized the vaccine: Those who receive it must be sexually promiscuous why else would they need to be vaccinated? The medicine behind prevention has made great strides in progress within the past decade. We have the power to make cervical cancer virtually nonexistent. But we need to catch up psychologically. We need to put aside our fears for being considered socially taintinto social standards. Nora Ibrahim is a columnist for the Daily Illini at the University of Illinois.HPV shot doesnt cause promiscuityUwireNora IbrahimUWire I am concerned that other universities around the country have implemented a more humane policy concerning their feral cat populations than UF. Although cur rent UF policy forbids feeding stray animals, some of us feel responsible for the number of cat colonies that exist on campus. Current UF Policy: I communicated with Ken Glover, UFs pest management coordinator, earlier this year after learning that cats were being trapped and was informed that UF was a wildlife sanctuary and that feral cats and native wildlife are incompatible. Once trapped, the cats are taken to Alachua County Animal Services, where they are euthanized. A number of us have participated in Operation Catnips program to trap, neuter and release the adult cats back into their colony. Several of the kittens and a few adult cats have been placed in loving homes. Although we realize that homes for all of them, we hope to change UFs policy concerning the feral population to be more humane. After all, Future UF Policy: Other universities have managed feral cat populations changes, UF would be able to do the same. UF should follow directives given from programs at institutions such as Stanford University, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and several others. The cats on campus could be managed with a few minor changes. Operation Catnip and the UF Small Animal Hospital are already working together to trap, neuter and return feral cats to their colonies. This solution successfully decreases the population, reduces birth rates and improves the overall health of the colony. Julie K. Levy, a doctor of veterinary medicine, is the director of Maddies Shelter Medicine Program at UFs College of Veterinary Medicine, a proponent of the trap-neuterrelease program and works with Operation Catnip. The results of our study indicated that long-term reduction of free-roaming cat numbers is feasible by TNR, Levy wrote in an article published in 2003. It has been reported that feral cats become less aggressive toward each other and more friendly toward their feeders following neuter ing, and this may have encouraged adoption of previously feral cats. UF has the resources and the heart to take care of this problem humanely and effectively. The current approach is inhumane, distasteful and could be a public relations nightmare. this, and I hope that you, as a fellow animal lover, are willing to take a stand. Feral cats deserve better treatment at UFGuest columnKat WordenSpeaking Out


SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterMore people know Wayne Wheeler by his pets than by his name. When people ask for him, a puzzled look glazes over the faces of the members of the Pentecostal Church of Gainesville. Then, a glimmer of recognition. Oh, you mean Raccoon Man? an elderly woman asked. I think hes changing into his choir robes now. Wheeler is the proud owner of three pet raccoons: Sister Ricky, a feisty 3-year-old; Sheba, Wheelers little baby; and Eli, who acts more like a monkey than a raccoon. The word pet may be inappropriate to describe Wheelers relationship with these animals. They have their own room in his home. They come with him across town when Wheelers company, All Maintenance & Remodeling, gets a call to do a job. Wheelers car has been transformed into a raccoon sanctuary. He opened the side door of his minivan, and three furry faces peered out into the night. Come here, little monkey! the 47-year-old squealed to Eli. Come give Papa a hug! Eli jumped onto Wheelers shoulder and climbed onto his back. The nimble animal made a dive for Wheelers back pocket before Wheeler put him back in the car. Watch out, theyll empty your pockets, Wheeler said. Their favorite toy is my wallet. Though Wheelers eyes light up with excitement nowadays, he said they used to be full of drug-fueled despair. He grew up in the small town of Palatka, and he said he went from sometimes sneaking in a beer with a bad group of friends to being completely dependent on alcohol and crack cocaine. He spent much of his young adult life drifting in and out of the Putnam County Courthouse, cashing in paychecks to feed his growing addictions and being generally I was ready to blow my freaking brains out, Wheeler said. I had friends with so many [heroin] track marks, it looked like they had chicken pox. He tried cleaning up once, but he soon found himself back in front of his judge, Peter T. Miller. Wheeler said he was going to give the judge a scripted answer so he could get off with probation, but he felt different this time like something had come over him. I told my judge, If you dont put me in jail, Ill die out here, Wheeler remembered. The judge gave him a year in the county jail, which thrilled Wheeler. He used that time to get clean and get his life on the straight and narrow. He also found God, who he credits for his successes. He exposed the emptiness of passionately. After he was released from jail, he got an unexpected phone call from a friend. The friend told Wheeler about two baby raccoons he found behind a Lowes Home Improvement store and asked if Wheeler wanted the animals. ingly untamable. He named them Rocky and Ricky, who was later renamed Sister Ricky when Wheeler found out her gender. While Sister Ricky seemed to mellow as time wore on, Rocky Hed growl. Hed bite. Hed jump around the room so fast you couldnt even see him to catch him. In short, he was a handful. But Wheeler knew what to do. He was living with a few other post-prisoners when he decided to gather everyone in the living area. We prayed over Rocky at the halfway house, Wheeler said. Three weeks later, he turned into nothing but a teddy bear. Years later, Rocky accidentally ication and died of a heart attack. Wheeler and Sister Ricky were devastated. But Wheeler and Sister Ricky welcomed two new friends to share Wheelers nest of a car. When its quiet and Wheeler isnt around, the three masked mammals slink around the car, stopping only to investigate a loose piece of fabric and sniff the dashboard. The second the door opens, theyre ready to play. Wheeler jolted a seat in the car from seat to seat. Sister Ricky will suck on Wheelers thumb if shes in the mood, and she can unscrew the cap of a water bottle with her little hands and drink. Despite her training, Sister Ricky still refuses a harness and leash, unlike her two companions. Theyre exactly like a 3-yearold little boy with ADHD, Wheeler said. They can hold things like a kid, but they play and eat like kittens. But raccoons are unlike most animals people are accustomed to. They have two coats of thick, coarse fur. They love to splash around in water and shake their heads when they want to play. Wheeler said they make more than 200 distinct noises. What may be more fascinating than the animals themselves are peoples responses to Wheelers domesticated raccoons. Some of his favorite responses happen at red lights. Once, a couple of girls pulled up next to him, drumming a beat on their dashboard. When they looked over at him, Wheeler grabbed Sister Ricky and held her up to the window. But no matter what others may think about his unusual pets, Wheeler wouldnt give them up for the world. Theyre my best friends, he said. I dont know what Id do without them. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffWayne Wheelers 3-year-old pet raccoon, Sister Ricky, leans back and swigs some soda from a Sprite bottle in Wheelers van on Sunday. Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffWayne Wheeler pours a drink for Eli, one of his three pet raccoons, outside the United Pentecostal Church, at 8105 NW 23 Ave., on Sunday. He takes them to churchCAMPUS BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterThe Institute of Museum and Library Services recently awarded UFs George A. Smathers Libraries a $477,312 National Leadership grant. UF and the libraries jointly matched the contribution with $541,976, according to a press release. You could apply for up to $500,000, said Rachel Schipper, associate dean of Technology & Support Services for the libraries and co-principal investigator of the grant. Our award of the $477,312 is pretty much one of the top awards that we could have been given. The grants will be used for three years toward the Panama Canal collection the libraries received from the Panama Canal Museum in Seminole, Fla., after it closed in March. The museum transferred 20,000 objects to the UF libraries. Some of the objects are currently being housed on campus, and others are stored in a climate-controlled facility. We have a very large Latin American collection, Schipper said. That is one of the reasons the museum chose to have the objects here permanently. Schipper said the grant will be used for processing the collection, which includes some digitization, creating exhibits and educational materials centered around the Panama Canal, hiring employees to process the collection and managing volunteers. Lauren Wright, a 25-year-old political science graduate student, said she thought the Panama Canal was a huge accomplishment for Americans. The 100th anniversary of the Panama Canals completion will take place in 2014. As part of the anniversary, the librar ies and collaborators will host a centennial celebration of the canal in August 2014 that will run through Spring 2015. The yearlong celebration will include local exhibits, educational seminars and conferences. Non-UF institutions participating in the collaboration include Tampas Museum of Science and Industry, the Natural History Museum of San Diego, Museo del Canal Interocenico de Panam and the Association of Southeast Research Libraries, according to the release. We have a very large Latin American collection.Rachel Schipperassociate dean of Technology & Support Services for the libraries


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Poll QuestionWho is to blame for Floridas anemic passing offense, which ranks last in the Southeastern Conference? Vote online at alligatorSports.org.Transfer Vicky McIntyre has found a new home at UF after her coaches at Oklahoma State died in a plane crash. See story, page 15. Poll ResultsAre you concerned with Floridas ability to slow down mobile quarterbacks? 35% YES 65% NO100 total votes Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSenior linebacker Jon Bostic (1) pursues Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers (11) during Floridas 31-17 win on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Staff Writer Jon Bostic just keeps doing the same thing over and over again. Its been a successful approach. les for a loss and three sacks. This year, he has sacked opposing games. Not really, Bostic said when asked if the coaches had been using him differently. A lot of things are the same. Despite similar results, Bostic noted Bostic displayed his ability to get win at Vanderbilt on Saturday. He ran around Commodores right touched and stripped the ball from quarterback Jordan Rodgers. Neiron against the Commodores earned him tion from coach Will Muschamp, who said Bostic has fought through blocks more effectively this season. Hes getting on big linemen in our league and shedding them and getting off and making plays, Muschamp said. Youre going to get blocked. ers dont stay blocked long, and Jon hasnt. Fellow veteran linebacker Jelani Jenkins has missed three games with a string injury. to handle more responsibility when it comes to instructing other defenders where to be on each play. Several underclassmen have seen son, including freshman defensive end Jonathan Bullard and freshmen tonio Morrison. Bostic said hes done a teammates. Really just trying to get the defense lined up, Bostic said of his Linebacker continues to produce during senior season LANDON WATNICK Alligator Writer On March 10, Casey Prather leapt into the national spotlight. Southeastern Conference Tournament Wiltjer. of the game, the highlight slam earned the It helped identify that Im capable of doing things like that, Prather said. It helped prove to myself that Im capable of doing it. Its just up to me to go do it. seasons, Prather found his groove in March ond consecutive Elite Eight run. son will carry over to this year. With Florida embracing a more defensive identity than in previous years, the athletic junior will likely see more minutes than the 9.5 he averaged The one thing that is clear right from defensively, coach Billy Donovan said. You have Prather, who is a very, very good defender. Hopefully, after how he played last year, hell provide us with more this year. Prathers best tucky. Providing a spark off the bench in 22 10 seed Virginia in the second round of the FIRE JOE MORGAN Dropped passes are the only thing keeping Jeff Driskel from making West Virginias Geno Smith green with envy. pletion percentage. Nearly 30 percent of his incompletions have been drops. Florida eastern Conference. The Gators average only 145 passing yards per game, and they have reached the end zone through the air just four times. In the past two games, Jeff Driskel has failed The struggles are understandable. tablished himself as one of the best in the country. If giving the rock to Gilly 30 times per game is working, why should Floridas mate passing cern? dimensional teams no matter how talented are doomed to fail. Take last years LSU squad. The Tigers reached the BCS Championship Game ference. leans and dominated the SEC champions en route to its 14th national title. Along with an elite defense of its own, the Crimson Tide had the best rushing Drops costly in Floridas sub-par passing offense Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan SEE BOSTIC, PAGE 14 SEE JOE, PAGE 14 SEE HOOPS, PAGE 14 Youre going to get blocked. Thats going to happen. Good players dont stay blocked long, and Jon hasnt.Will MuschampUF coach UF Bask etball


NCAA Tournament. Prather also excelled on the defensive end, compensating for the absence of then-sophomore forward Will Yeguete (fractured left foot). Prather drew two offensive fouls against Virginias leading scorer, Mike Scott, sending the big man to the bench Obviously, I was struggling a little while, and [those] games were big for my Prather joined Florida in 2010 as a four-star recruit ranked No. 71 in his class by Rivals.com. Before March 2012, Prathers work ethic in practice did not translate to results on the court. He averaged two points per game on 36.7 percent shooting, the lowest clip for a Gator competing in at least 25 contests last season. In two years, he has averaged only 1.4 rebounds per game. Prathers free-throw percentage (39.3 percent) was the second worst on the team in 2011-12. In addition, he had the most turnovers per minute on UF last year, surrendering the ball 21 times in 266 minutes. Prather was also one of Floridas most foul-prone players, committing nearly He drew the whistle 45 times last season. He dealt with similar turnover and foul issues during his freshman season. Prather attributes his past turnovers to poor decision-making and pacing. With the starting small forward spot still up for grabs, the junior is motivated to clean up his game. It would mean a lot (to start), but just 14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012David Carr / Alligator StaffCasey Prather poses at Floridas media day on Wednesday. Prather rarely played David Carr / Alligator Staff CHARLES KINGSBURYAlligator Writer last years Gator Invitational, senior Tomplace at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Vestavia Hills, Ala. The Bradenton native thrived on the fairways, carding a 68 (-2) in the opening round of his fall debut. Mou strung together four birdies at the par-70, 7,204yard course and is currently in a tie for Alabamas Cory Whitsett. During Mous four years as a Gator, he addition to carding even or under par in just 12 of his 60 rounds. Florida recorded 282 (+2) in the opening round of play. Because the tournament was delayed by fog, teams could not complete the second round before nightfall. Along with strong efforts from seniors T.J. Vogel and Tyler McCumber, the Gators hold a six-stroke lead among a competitive most recent Nike/Golf World Coaches Poll in addition to Florida. coach Buddy Alexander said. Both McCumber and Vogel turned in 71 (+1). Vogel birdied on holes 16 and 17, regaining his footing after a sluggish start that included three bogeys. At the end of Round 1, the pair was tied for seventh with two other Southeastern Conference players Alabamas Bobby Wyatt and Mississippi States Alex Boasson. opening round in 72 strokes (+2) good for an 11th-place tie, just one stroke behind McCumber and Vogel. Freshman A.J. Crouch shot a 78 (+8) for the day. Florida boasts four players inside the top 30 of the individual leaderboard, including three in the top 10 of the 60-player said. second round Tuesday morning, followed ment.Senior off to unexpectedly hot start for Gators golf teamForward wants to improve decisions, foul less HOOPS, from page 13 responsibilities. Really just trying to bring everybody along. Weve got some young guys that have to step up each and every week in different positions. Just bringing In addition to producing in the offensive improved in pass coverage. He has two pass breakups in 2012 after recording two last season. (Hes a) very instincsaid. He plays well in space. He covers well in space. Im very Muschamp added that he was lucky to have a player like Bostic already on the roster when he took over at Florida. Youre only as good as you are up the Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. BOSTIC, from page 13 Seniors coverage improved in offense and fourth-best passing offense in the SEC last season. Bama was balanced. The Gators have been winning with a great defense and a powerful running game in 2012. But increased production from Driskel and the receiving corps is a must if Florida is to achieve its goal of playing for the SEC championship in Atlanta on Dec. 1. Driskel certainly has room to improve as a passer. Checking the game replays, 20 of his 37 incompletions this season have either been underthrown, overthrown or tossed at a defender. But the pass-catchers are also to blame for the struggles. Of Driskels 37 incomplete passes this season, 11 have been catchable throws. Driskel missed out on another completion when Quinton Dunbar simply fell down on a wide-open route against Bowling Green. For our purposes, a catchable pass is one that hits a receiver in the hands. You cant get much more accurate than hitting a mans palms with the football. Granted, some tosses from Driskel may have a little more mustard on them than others, but Division-I receivers wearing state-of-theart gloves should not be dropping as many passes as Floridas pass-catchers er, droppers are this season. The Gators are averaging nearly two drops per game. In Floridas past three contests, seven passes Through six games this season, the Gators 11 dropped passes have cost Driskel at least 132 yards and two touchdowns. Had the drops not occurred, Driskel would lead the nation with a 76.6 percent completion rate. Frankie Hammond Jr., who UF coaches have praised as the teams most consistent wide receiver, has dropped four passes. Jordan Reed and Trey Burton have two each. No wide receiver is immune to drops. To err is human, and the last time I checked, Calvin Johnson is the only known robot playing wide receiver. Florida is a serious national championship contender this season. The No. 2 spot in the BCS standings is a big deal, no matter what coach Will Muschamp and the players say. However, in order to turn 6-0 into 12-0, and maybe even 14-0, the Gators receivers need to quit dropping the ball literally. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@ alligator.org. JOE, from page 13Mou Muschamp Obviously, I was struggling a little while, and [those] games Casey PratherUF forward


PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Writer Florida womens basketball assistant David Lowery sat in his ofThey never made it to their desBoth were killed when their sinThere wasnt a whole lot of ALLIGATORCourtesy of The Daily O'CollegianVicky McIntyre's debut with Florida will make school history. The 6-foot6 center (34) will be the tallest UF women's basketball player ever. David Carr / Alligator StaffCenter Vicky McIntyre (back row, left) has found a new family at Florida since transferring in May. The deaths of coach Kurt Budke and coach Miranda Serna at Oklahoma State took a heavy emotional toll on McIntyre. the AshesRising Above


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012 ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer Omar Hunter doesnt care about the national attention that comes with the No. 2 ranking in the BCS standings. The defensive tackle didnt even watch the rankings show, which ESPN aired on Sunday night. Its whatever, Hunter said. Thats not going to get you to Atlanta or to the national championship. Weve still got a lot more games to play, and thats where were at right now. Six regular season games remain for No. 3 Florida before a potential appearance at the Southeastern Conference Championship Game in Atlanta on Dec. 1. UF controls its own future with three conference games left to play, including matchups with SEC title contenders South Carolina and Georgia. Florida has a one-game lead in the division. Three of its six remaining games are against teams currently ranked in the top 15 of the BCS standings. But the Gators have a more immediate goal. The one game at a time adage was the message from the Gators on Monday. Coach Will Muschamp said his team has one goal in mind beating No. 9 South Carolina on Saturday in The Swamp. Really nothing matters other than playing South Carolina and preparing ourselves well throughout the week, he said. Both teams enter the game ranked in the Florida, this is the highest BCS poll position since UF went undefeated through 12 games in 2009. Florida is second behind top-ranked Alabama. Oregon ranks third. Although the Gators may not say so, the ranking is something to be proud of for a bowl eligible until it beat Furman 54-32 in its second to last game of the 2011 regular season. We dont get too caught up in rankings, but were undefeated and we had a tough schedule, quarterback Jeff Driskel said. Rankings dont matter until the end of the season, but were 6-0, and thats what we look at. We cant be any better than we are right now. Pittman iffy for South Carolina: Although at least 10 players left UFs game against Vanderbilt on Saturday due to injury, only one is questionable for Saturdays game against South Carolina. Freshman wide receiver Latroy Pittman suffered a right ankle injury last week while blocking for Omarius Hines in the second quarter on a play that began at the Vander bilt 2-yard line. Pittman is questionable for Saturday, Muschamp said. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins (hamstring) and offensive guard James Wilson (eye) didnt play against the Commodores, but both are expected to be ready to go on Satur day, Muschamp said. Jenkins suffered a fractured right thumb on Sept. 8 against Texas A&M and wore a cast the length of his right arm against LSU on Oct. 6 his only game since the injury. Jenkins suffered the hamstring injury against LSU. down a little bit, so it shouldnt be as restrictive as it has been, Muschamp said. He should be good. As for Wilson, the oft-injured redshirt senior suffered an eye injury last week in practice. Floridas offensive line dealt with multiple injuries. Center Jonotthan Harrison inleft tackle Xavier Nixon exited the game in the second quarter due to an upper-body injury. The combination of Sam Robey at center, Ian Silberman at left guard and D.J. Humphries at left tackle paved the way for a record rushing game from Driskel. They did a nice job, Muschamp said. Vanderbilt gave us a lot of looks and a lot of movement up front, and Im very pleased with how those guys progressed in the game. Defensive end Dominique Easley traveled with the team to Nashville, Tenn., but didnt suit up against the Commodores due to swelling in his right knee. The swelling Easley suffered an ACL tear in his left knee on Nov. 26, 2011 against Florida State. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator. org. Gators coaches, players not focused on No. 2 BCS rankingDavid Carr / Alligator StaffCoach Will Muschamp (right) shakes hands with Vanderbilt coach James Franklin after Floridas 31-17 win on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. UF looking toward matchup with South Carolina Really nothing matters other than playing South Carolina and preparing ourselves well throughout the week.Will MuschampUF coach