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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 85 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Towing increases as students toe in the lineStudents comfortable with schedules make mistakes, pg 5. State a cappella groups sing way into spotlightTwo UF groups performed in the competition, pg 9. Colorful crowds attend medieval fair in Gainesville this weekendIt took place at the fairgrounds, pg. 8. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1380 /57 Senior Marissa King and the UF gymnastics team posted a season-best vault score during Friday's win. Read the story on page 16. ANDREW KAYSAlligator Contributing WriterGov. Rick Scott and his Cabinet voted last week to turn Ocalas Silver Springs Nature Theme Park into a state park. The lease on the land will now expire Sept. 30. In the meantime, steps will be taken to clean the springs and surroundings a $4 million effort paid by current owner Palace Entertainment. We believe that turning over the park to the great state of Florida is in the best long-term interests of the park, its guests, the local community and the state, wrote Palace Entertainment's water park division vice president Mike Friscia in an email. The plans were drafted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection following a public meeting in December focusing on the health of the springs and the animals that live nearby. The department will replace aged amusement park structures with environmentally friendly hiking and camping opportunities. A primary goal is to reduce nitrate runoff into the springs, which is allowing ecosystem-threatening algae growth. A long-term plan for the park will need to be established by September 2014. Admission prices have not yet been decided, but current park passes will be honored for their duration. The state park system and its private concessionaires will try to use the workforce already at the park where it is a viable option, FDEP spokeswoman Jennifer Diaz wrote in an email. However, Floridas more than 160 state parks generally depend upon a strong volunteer base of more than 6,000 members. Ocala's Silver Springs to become a Florida state park THE FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY WILL FEATURE THE TITANOBA: MONSTER SNAKE EXHIBIT THROUGH AUGUST. BRADLEY OSBURNAlligator Contributing WriterThe largest snake that ever lived and king of the Colombian rainforest 60 million years ago, comes back to life as a full-scale, 48-foot-long model in the Florida Museum of Natural Historys newest exhibit. The exhibit, Titanoboa: Monster Snake, opened on Saturday and will reside at the museum until Aug. 11. About 700 people attended the opening day activities, which included live reptile relatives of the fossils on display and a large Titanoboa puzzle on the front lawn. Admission to the exhibit is $5 for Florida residents and $4.50 for kids aged 3 to 17. The exhibit, the result of collaboration between UF, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, was originally on display at the Smithsonian Institution in a much smaller form. Because UF is the home of the original fossils, as well as remains from several other reptile species from the Cerrejon coal mine where Titanoboa was found, the team at the Florida Museum was able to turn the exhibit into an extensive look at the larger ecosystem surround-Monster snake model slithers to UF's campus KATHRYN VARN and KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WritersJake Kennedy closed shop two weeks ago with one box of 12-gauge shotgun bullets left. Kennedy, owner of Gator Skeet and Trap Club, said he is always careful to keep 500 to 1,000 boxes of ammunition on reserve. But two weeks ago, he had to drive to Tampa at 5:30 a.m. to borrow ammunition from another gun range before he could open at noon. Since gun control stepped into the national spotlight following the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Gainesville shooting ranges and gun shops have seen large jumps in business. Last weeks proposed legislation would reinstate a ban on assault weapons, limit magazine capacity to 10 rounds and expand mental counseling services, ple buying guns and ammo. Kennedy said the national conversation has drawn more locals especially college students to shoot at his range, located at 5202 NE 46th Ave. Even though the legislation doesnt deal with shotguns such as the ones customers use to shoot targets at the club Gun industry booming despite new focus SEE GUN, PAGE 4 SEE SNAKE, PAGE 4Taka Hamada / AlligatorPowder BlitzParticipants in the Gator Run run through the powder thrown by event staff members and volunteers on Flavet Field on Saturday. Current owners will fund cleaningScott LOCAL


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 85 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013 FORECASTSUNNY 69/39 FRIDAY THURSDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 65/38 THUNDER STORMS 83/50 WEDNESDAY TUESDAY SUNNY 83/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/57 TODAY WHATS HAPPENING?Academic Freedom and Activism at UF At 6 p.m. today at Smathers Library, Room 1A, there will be a free, public panel discussion on academic freedom and the political activism of UF faculty and students, particularly dur ing the period of the civil rights movement, Vietnam protests, the Johns Committee and Roe v. Wade. For more information, visit www.humanities.ufl.edu. Black Student Leadership Conference applications Applications are available at the Institute of Black Culture and on Application Clearinghouse: www.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/Resources/ ApplicationClearinghouse. The purpose of the conference is to provide current and emerging student leaders with knowledge and skills that can help them become more effective leaders on campus and beyond. Workshops will focus on topics ranging from professional etiquette to the complexities of leadership. Applications are due today, and the conference is Feb. 2. Conference attire is business professional. For more information about the confer ence, please email the IBC at ibc@multicultural.ufl.edu. BNI opens local chapter BNI, Business Network International, a networking organization specializing in the exchange of qualified business referrals among members, is opening a new chapter in Gainesville. Business professionals are invited to attend a kickoff breakfast meeting Tuesday at the City of Gainesville/Alachua County Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th St. (at Northside Park), from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. People interested in locking out their competition from generating a steady source of referrals and new clients for themselves are welcome to attend the breakfast. Please contact Jason Carr at 352-426-6784 to be added to the guest list. Seating will be limited. Hippodrome Cinema presents Gregory Crewdson: Brief Brief Club will have an open house and potluck Tuesday. The meeting is from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the UF EntomologyNematology Building, Room 1031, 970 Natural Area Drive, east of the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the museums. There will be a potluck after the meeting. Bring food to share or just attend and learn about Toastmasters, one of the oldest public speaking organizations. For more infor mation, log onto www.talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org. Also see the Talking Gators Facebook page. Gators Humans v. Zombies Come play a huge game of tag with Nerf guns. Learn the campus and meet people while exercising. The next HvZ game will be Feb. 6 through Feb. 10. In order to participate, players must attend one of four rules meetings: Thursday in the Computer Science and Engineering Building (CSE), Room A101; Feb. 2 in CSE, Room A101; Feb. 4 in McCarty Hall C, Room 100; and Feb. 5 in CSE, Room 101. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@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. Encounters On Tuesday at 7:15 p.m., the Hippodrome Cinema, in partnership with the Harn, will show Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. The documentary follows the acclaimed photographer as he begins a decade-long project. The Harns curator of photography, Carol McCusker, will lead a talkback immediately after the film. Check www. thehipp.org or call 352-375HIPP for tickets, and visit the Hipp at 25 SE Second Place. RUB Entertainment Presents: actor Doug Jones Best known for his roles as the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and the Pale Man in Pans Labyrinth, Jones will share his experiences about his prolific career as a TV and film actor. Jones will answer questions from the audience during the event. This event will be held in the Rion Ballroom at the Reitz Union Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information about this and other events, please visit www.facebook. com/rubentertainment. This event is free and open to the public. Gators for Haven Hospice meeting G4HH is an organization that provides networking oppor tunities for hospice volunteers at UF while promoting the goals of Haven Hospice. Potential members can come to a meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in CSE, Room E222 to find out more about upcoming volunteer opportunities. G4HH requires no dues. For more info, visit www.gator s4hh.com. Toastmasters hosts Open House, Potluck Talking Gators Toastmasters


MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 HANNA MARCUSAlligator Contributing WriterLoaded grilled cheese sandwiches, squid gyros and barbecue eggrolls were among the many meals served Food Truck Rally. The free event, hosted by Pelican Brothers Food Truck and Glory Days trucks and four local bands. Four of the trucks, Pelican Brothers Food Truck, Humble Pie, La Lola Loca and Go Go Stuff Yourself, were local vendors. The two others, Off the Griddle and Grilled Cheese Wagon, were from Polk County and Williston. The rally drew about 1,000 hungry attendees who waited in lines that snaked through the parking lot. Customers cheered when cooks called their names and handed them food. graduate student, said her Pelican Brothers spicy aioli fries were well worth the roughly 30-minute wait. Its fun to be able to come outside and do something like this, she said. Its unique, its different and you can try a bunch of things. The variety the rally offered was what made it fun, customer Dave Eckel said. Vegetarian options were available at all of the trucks, and alcoholic beverages were offered inside High Dive. Youre not restricted to one menu like in a restaurant, he said while eating chicken pad thai. Here you can just go from truck to truck. Pat Lavery, a Glory Days Presents independent promoter, said the event was a hit. Based off the positive response, he expects the rally will return. Street food is non-traditional, its kind of different and exciting. Hopefully well keep it going. Andrea Sarcos / AlligatorDaniel Gallagher, 25, and Gui Amador, 38, of Go Go Stuff Yourself, prepare Feb. 1, 1973: After 65 years, UFs student newsdecision Jan. 9, 1973, marking the end of a long battle to gain editorial control of the newspaper. What were originally the kitchens for the College Inn underwent $5,000 to $6,000 in renovations to become the new home of the Alligator. Jan. 29, 1966: The United States Selective Service announced it would be going back to a Korean Wartype system for drafting, meaning thousands of male students who were at the bottom of their classes could end up in uniform the next Fall. During the Korean War, a students class standing or his score on a test determined whether his deferment would continue. Students had to take a full-time schedule of classes in order to defer drafting. Jan. 28, 1997: UF student senators voted to amend their statutes to publish the budget after it had been passed. The decision was a result of a referendum in which more than 90 percent of students voted to see where the money goes. The amendment required summaries of the budgets line items to be published in the Alligator within 48 hours after passage and [two days before the deadlines] to submit budgetary amendments. Jan. 28, 2005: Fifty Santa Fe Community College Fe Campus Change-Up. The event included beautire-painting walls, planting shrubs and picking up trash. KATINA PROKOSGainesville rallies for the food trucksAbout 1,000 people attended Youre not restricted to one menu like in a restaurant. Here you can just go from truck to truck.customer


Kennedy said it is having a ripple effect on the industry. Were up probably 15 to 20 per cent, he said. It just increases our business because people are more out and see it for themselves. Alex Rennert, co-founder of the Florida Gators Trap, Skeet and Sporting Team, said the team grew from 18 members to 30 members since the beginning of the semester. Rennert, a 20-year-old UF aerospace and mechanical engineering sophomore, said the membership spike at the beginning of the semester coincided with the resurgence of the gun control issue and the time students typically join organizations. Rennert said the club, which competes nationally, has helped some students view target shooting as an enjoyable pastime in safe environments. People kind of realize you can have fun in shooting sports, and its not as dangerous as people make it out to be, he said. Gainesville gun shops are experiencing similar boosts in business related to the proposed legislation. For Dan Skinner, store manager of Lawful Defense Guns & Transfers, located at 9420 NW 13th St., its been hard to keep up with customer demands. People are coming in and buying whatever they can, which makes guns and ammunition very hard to acquire, said Skinner, 28. The proposal served as a push for those on the fence about buying a gun because many are afraid they wont be able to buy one later, he said. An industry joke is that Obama is the No. 1 gun salesman of the year, he said. On Friday, Skinner said the shop was out of AR-15 semi-automatic riin the recent assault weapons ban. Read the rest of the story at alligator. org. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@ 4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013Lauren Troncoso / AlligatorWildlife ecology and conservation freshman Sean Tupper, 19, holds out a ball python snake to visitors at the Florida Museum of Natural History Saturday afternoon as part of their exhibit Titanoboa: Monster Snake. MAGGIE SCHWEITZERAlligator Contributing WriterAfter more than six weeks of being closed for renovations, Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches on West University Avenue will be reopening today. Bob Weygandt, general manager of the West University Avenue location, said every 10 years, each restaurant, including the one at 1724 W. University Ave., is required by its contract to go through renovations. He said after the renovations, his restaurant will look similar to the Jimmy Johns restaurant at 2220 SW Archer Road, which was remodeled during Summer. The West University Avenue restaurant is smaller and will only have two serving lines, compared with the three lines at the Southwest Archer Road location, Weygandt said. He added that his restaurant also traded its old cash registers for touch-screen computers. Before, restaurant employees had to write down customer orders on tickets, Weygandt said. Now, customer information will be saved on the computers for faster orders. Its easier to serve the customer; its more Dan Jaworski, general manager for the Southwest Archer Road restaurant, said when his restaurant started renovations in July, he sent employees to work at the West University Avenue restaurant. At one point, Weygandts store had about 60 people working at the same time, Jaworski said. When the West University Avenue restaurant closed, Weygandt said UF students and professors had to get their sandwiches from the Southwest Archer Road location. While the temporary closing gave the Southwest Archer Road location more business, the closing had some hungry students looking for the sandwiches in Midtown wor ried. Walking along West University Avenue Friday, Rachel Wick, a 20-year-old UF psychology sophomore, said she was happy the restaurant wasnt permanently leaving. I saw that it was just being remodeled, she said. I was kind of happy about that.Renovated University Avenue Jimmy Johns reopens todayScience students clean and sort fossils at the expanded exhibiting Titanoboa when it was alive. The exhibit features a recreation of the dig site, the fossil skull of a newly discovered crocodile, the shell remains from a turtle so large that a grown man could have ridden on it with room to spare and an incredible little box with the vertebrae of an anaconda beside the vertebrae of Titanoboa, which is like setting a golf ball next to a softball. In addition to the fossil displays, the expanded exhibit also features an active fossil prep lab staffed by geology and paleontology students who clean and sort new Titanoboa fossils that have recently arrived from Colombia. Florida Museum assistant director for exhibits Darcie MacMahon said that the lab is designed to make the process of paleontology real to people who get to see science in action. Its a lot of fun to watch them work, she said, and for kids who come in, it might make them think that maybe this is something they could do one day, too. Museum-goers start in the up with completed fossil displays and life-size replicas. Ten-year-old Dominic George was there early with his family, taking in the replicas and watching the students work. Its really cool, he said about the Titanoboa model, but I want to do the digging part. Titanoboa lived during the Paleocene epoch in prehistoric Colombia, millions of years before Florida Museum associate curator of vertebrate paleontology Jonathan Bloch said it was the largest land predator known to science for 20 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs. It was on a scale with that snake from the Harry Potter movies, he said. The fossil record does this all the time. It exceeds the imagination of Hollywood all the time. SNAKE, from page 1STUDENT GOVERNMENT COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterAbout 80 students qualiGovernment elections on Friday in the Reitz Union, a day of qualifying and slating in Spring 2012. Last year, 48 students Prospective candidates must qualify to be able to run for a Student Senate seat. Par ties can interview, or slate, candidates who wish to run with their party. Students Party Vice President Grier Ferguson said 19 students slated with her party on Friday. Based on todays turnout, I think Monday and Tuesday will be good days, she said. Ferguson said about 20 to 30 people slated with the party in Spring 2012. UF international studies freshman Anjali Goswami, 19, presented her Gator 1 ID to qualify for a seat in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to represent the Students Party. I just really believe that Students Party has a platform that represents students like me, she said. Swamp Party spokesman Elliot Grasso said about 50 to 60 students slated with the party on Friday. He said the turnout was similar to Fall 2012. Grasso said a diverse range of students, including transfer students and students with military backgrounds, slated with the Swamp Party. Were gonna have a good group, he said. Business freshman Andrew Babcock said he qualimake an impact on the Student Body. Babcock, 19, said he slated with Swamp Party because he felt that they were better dents. Qualifying will continue today and Tuesday in Room 284 in the Reitz Union from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students can interview with both parties but must choose one and inform Supervisor of Elections Stephen Davis before qualifying ends. Each party can interview as many students as it wants, but the party can only choose 50 candidates, for the 50 senate seats, to slate on the ticket Students running as independents don't have to be interviewed. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Slating starts strong for Spring GUN, from page 1Some stores see demand highFerguson It had been closed for six weeks


MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Adam Harrington / AlligatorVolunteers examine air potatoes after the 14th Annual Great Air Potato Round-Up on Satur day at Morningside Nature Center. More than 6.6 tons of air potatoes and 1,990 pounds of other invasive species were collected during the event. MAX MATTERNAlligator Contributing WriterWhen a 6-foot-4-inch, 325-pound man lowered his shoulder, trying to force his way through the locked door, Justin Woodall stayed calm and collected. Dont escalate the situation, and dont play to peoples emotions, Woodall said. The best thing I can try to do is calm them down. Woodall simply told the man that he got towed, so he has to pay. Woodall works as a dispatcher for Superior Towing LLC, and he deals with customers as they pick up their cars at night. He said as more students become acclimated to their classes and schedules, he expects to see more of them on the other side of the glass window, arguing about why their car got towed. At the beginning of the semester, people try to get set in their ways, and [towing] doesnt spike until people get comfortable after a while, Woodall said. After they get comfortable with their day-to-day schedule, he said, students start to make mistakes. Adam Pages, a 21-year-old UF telecommunication junior, admits that he frequently takes risks, but he understands and takes the blame. Every time I have gotten towed, I knew there was a possibility of me getting towed, he said. But UF international studies freshman Kat Anthony, 19, got her car towed two weeks ago, and shes still fuming. Everybody is not happy when theyve been towed, Woodall said. Everybody shows up, and they are not in a very good mood. Anthony could vouch for this, as she is still under the process of disputing a ticket she got. The frustrating part, she said, was dealing with the towing company workers that took her car. Woodall said some towing ser vices tend to act rudely to people, but his personal goal is to make it as easy as possible for the customer. I have them come up, under stand what the rules are, get them paid out and get their vehicle out of here as quickly as possible, so they have less to get mad about, he said. Companies like Superior Towing LLC are contracted by separate individuals like apartment complexes or spots on UFs campus that they tow out of. Essentially, the companies are told by what guidelines to tow someones car, which tends to be a students car. [Students] are the demographic that gets towed more than anybody because there are more of them here, Woodall said.Towing increases as students toe the line


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialMONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013 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.Sarah Kinonen EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Do you Google your symptoms when youre sick? 122 TOTAL VOTES66% YES 34% NOFridays question: Do you think parental Did I mention Matt Damon is awesome?No disrespect meant to Jimmy Kimmel, but my normal nightly routine is to go home from the library and wind down by not watching his show. If I watch TV, its almost always Family Guy, American Dad or whatever other more surrealist comedy Adult Swim happens to be showing that night. That routine has always worked for me: Ive never really missed anything that made me go, Damn, I wish Id been watching that, until the other night when Matt Damon hijacked his show. For those of you who, like me, were busy with not watching Jimmy Kimmel and missed it, it was awesome. Go look up the clips on YouTube. No, seriously, right now. Ill wait. Seeing that spectacular display of Damonity made me realize that Matt Damon is our greatest American treasure. I know this is probably an unpopular opinion. Im sure some people are out there saying, No way, man, its George Washington! or Dude, what about the Constitution? or Seriously? Have you not seen Rebecca Blacks Friday video? Well, you are all entitled to your own opinions. They are wrong, but you can have them. Matt Damon is THE American treasure. Let me just make a list for you here: Good Will Hunting, Oceans Eleven, the Bourne movies, The Departed, Good Will Hunting, Dogma, the episode of 30 Rock where he pulled a gun on Liz Lemon, Good Will Hunting. Hmmm. I seem to have listed Good Will Hunting three times. Hey, its not my fault! Wait, actually, it kind of is my fault. But Im not going to change it. How do you like them apples? Anyway, there is a point to all this, other than just annoying everybody by giving myself an excuse to misquote a fantastic movie. The other big pop culture story of the week was that they picked the director for the new Star Wars movie. And it was, to the surprise of no one except for maybe one Swedish guy who never saw Lost or the new Star Trek, J.J. Abrams. Im not going to complain about the choice because I liked the new Star Trek. I am excited to see how hes going to pull off something as monumental as STAR WARS F***ING SEVEN while hes also working on a new Mission: Impossible and a CloTheres a reason Ive mentioned these two seemingly unrelated things in the same space. I think you all see where Im going with this. Yes: John Wall fakes an injury, retires, then comes out of retirement to sign with the Jazz. Err, sorry, wrong crackpot pop culture scheme. Yes: Matt Damon as Luke Skywalkers son in Star Wars Episode VII: We Bought A Space Zoo. (The subtitle may need some work.) Ive been doing some thinking about this. Well, a little more than some. OK, its all Ive thought or talked about for the last three and a half weeks. My brother and both my roommates stopped responding to my texts about a week ago. So heres what Ive come up with so far: We open on a shot of Matt Damon with a lightsaber. Then, roll end credits. Im open to suggestions on what to put in the middle there. We might have to kill his character off (cf. Liam Neeson in Episode I), so he can work on his Bobby Kennedy movie and the Tender Is the Night adaptation hes cast in with Keira Knightley. Look, guys, I honestly didnt know about the Tender Is the Night thing until I started researching (i.e., reading Matt Damons Internet Movie Database page) for this column. That movie will be the combination of two of my favorite things in the world: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Matt Damon. Im too excited to write a coherent conclusion now. Dallin Kelson is an English senior at UF. His column runs on Mondays.Campaign Conundrum: Bonarrigo violates her own election codesWeve all heard stories of politicians breaking laws they originally passed. Well, these incidents are not foreign to members of UFs Student Government. In May 2012, members of the Unite Party in the Student Senate revised the election codes, stipulating that campaigning could According to the SG Election Code (aka the 700 codes), campaigning means any intentional action in support of, or in opposition to, a candidate or political party for an elective student for or include the date of the election in tandem with a particular candidate or party. Although this revision does not prevent people from wearing party paraphernalia such as T-shirts or buttons prior to this window of time, it does prevent the wearing of campaign material if accompanied by the dissemination of campaign literature or the delivery of a campaign speech to solicit support for a candidate or political party. tina Bonarrigo publicly announced her candidacy for Student Body president for the Swamp Party. Bonarrigo was a member of the Unite Party when it passed these election code revisions. In pictures from the event on the Swamp Partys own website, Bonarrigo can be seen wearing a Swamp Party button, which is clearly campaign paraphernalia, accompanied by a speech to soimplicitly asking attendees to vote for her in the upcoming election. Not only did Bonarrigo violate the very codes her party supported last Summer, but her overall record in Student Senate has not been squeaky clean. When Jason Tiemeier was initially accused of throwing away copies of the Alligator during the Spring election (to which he later confessed in a front-page letter to this newspaper), Unite accused the Alligator of making up the story. man was with him during the incident, Bonarrigo defended Waldman, saying she did not think Waldmans failure to come forward after the incident was unethical, even while Unite Party members were accusing the Alligator of fabricating the story. As the election season begins, do not forget Bonarrigos ethical failures and overall lack of class displayed during her time as a student senator. Bonarrigo has supported election code revisions hurting student free speech, while also defending those who engage in unethical activities. Dallin Kelson opinions@alligator.org


MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7Heres a fundamental fact: Americas best and most aggressive collegiate daily newspaper is the Independent Florida Alligator. It has stood the test of time and has been a force to be reckoned with in all the eras in which it has served. I was selected to serve as the editor of the Alligator for 1971 to 1972. Then, the newspaper operated out of the Reitz Union, and it was tethered to UF stipend derived from student activity fees. The Alligator was dependent on UF for those fees, though it had a robust level of advertising. That connection did not deter the newspaper from regularly biting UF administration on a variety of issues. The seminal issue of my time and the controversy that forever changed the newspaper was about both the First Amendment and abortion. Abortion was banned by Floridas state legislature in 1868, when an abortion information ban also was enacted. Early in my tenure as editor, we interviewed women who had undergone legal and illegal abortions. We prepared a comparative sidebar story on state abortion laws. We compiled a list of counseling services that could help guide women and the list actually included the Catholic Student Center, surely not apt to encourage any woman toward abortion. John Parker, a brilliant law student who wrote a popular editorial page feature, Fluted Columns, offered an unsolicited legal opinion: Publication of the list would be a felony a violation of that 1868 statute, 797.02, that prohibited anyone from any activity to hint, print or advertise for an abortion. Such an old law seemed both archaic and unconstitutional. We had wanted to print the counseling list before we learned it was illegal. After Parkers legal lesson, we only wanted to print it more. Because the Alligator received a subsidy from UF, we were considered with the UF president technically the newspapers publisher. Stephen C. OConnell, a proud Gator alumnus who had gone on to a stellar legal career capped by service as chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, was our UF president throughout my undergraduate years. We were asked to submit the entire controversy to the Board of Student Publications the governing agent of the Alligator at that time and we were willing to abide by its decision. Surprise: We prevailed with a 4-3 vote to allow publication of the list, with all four students voting our way. Thats when OConnell intervened, visiting me to overrule the board and prohibiting publication. I left that meeting inclined to disobey OConnells edict and to print the list anyway. A strategy meeting was hosted by now-retired UF journalism professor Jean Chance at her home with her then-husband, attorney Chuck Chance (who later defended me from criminal charges related to this incident). A few key student leader friends, all of whom tried to discourage publication of the list out of concern for the consequences likely to confront me, also were there. Weighing their shared perspective against all the lessons I had learned about the meaning of the First Amendment, I told them we were going to go forward with publication for a principle more important than the risks. The illegal counseling list was set for the front page. But our Ocala printer declined to print the list. Instead, he allowed some text to explain the most famous block of front-page empty white space ever to grace the Alligator or any other campus newspaper. I asked my friend, then-Student Body President Don Middlebrooks (now an acclaimed federal judge) if we could mimeograph 22,000 copies of the list on Student Governments equipment. He agreed but insisted on paying for the printing costs personally. In the Alligator newsroom that evening, our entire staff divided up copies of the mimeo sheets in a felonious conspiracy to stand up for the First Amendment. I signed the master copy of the counseling list, with my signature appearing at the bottom of the 22,000 copies, so that no harm would come to others or to the newspaper. Our commando team of young journalists skulked about campus to await delivery of the Alligator to boxes outside classroom buildings and stuffed every newspaper with the list. Chuck Chance, joined by UF constitutional law professor Fletcher Baldwin, defended me. The need for their services was immediate, as State Attorney Eugene Whitworth sought my felony arrest the same day. I was given a mug shot, whom I had written about a year earlier in an Alligator expos of the county jail that followed the newspapers investigation of an inmates murder that was made to look like a suicide. My arrest made national news and was the buzz at many campus risk, I was released on my own recognizance. A few hours later, OConnell held a news conference. He announced that if convicted, besides a possible year in Alligator editor and likely expulsion. Then, OConnell surprised us all by announcing a double jeopardy: He would seek an advisory opinion from Floridas attorney general, Bob Shevin, about whether the UF president could exercise prior restraint to stop publication of any particular matter. If the answer were yes, I would be removed as Alligator editor and would still face UF disciplinary action because I had disobeyed his command NOT to publish. Chance and Baldwin strategized my defense. My parents and I received dozens of letters from strangers, many of them anonymous threats of violence, and some calling me Satans boy or the baby-faced baby killer. Shortly before my trial, Shevins OConnells question in an opinion written by young lawyer Barry Richard, now one of the nations most respected legal minds the attorney who represented the campaign of George W. Bush in the disputed 2000 presidential race. Basically, the attorney generals to OConnell no prior restraint over the college newspaper. Although the opinion had no force of law, it was a huge victory for the Alligator and other campus newspapers but a serious rebuke and embarrassment for OConnell, the former chief justice. Merely days later in December 1971, Alachua Judge Benmont Tench (yes, he is the father of a namesake son who is a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) held court on my felony charge. Chuck Chance and Fletcher Baldwin were brilliant, well-researched and articulate in their arguments that F.S. 797.02 was wholly unconstitutional. The courtroom gasped as Judge Tench declared that old law unconstitutional. But it wasnt over yet. Chance and Baldwin then had the temerity to actually challenge Floridas equally old 1868 anti-abortion law. Again, they argued about the law being unconstitutional. No one expected what came next: Judge Tench struck down Floridas existing abortion law, which had stood for 103 years. Ultimately, the Florida Legislature was forced to rewrite the law, loosening its restrictive provisions on an issue that continues to divide Floridians and Americans to this day. Meanwhile, this double rebuke of authority clearly did not sit well with OConnell. We had rejected his authority on this issue, even embarrassed him, merely by standing up for the First Amendment. We also prevailed in his dominant province the law and the courts. Shortly thereafter, OConnell announced plans to force the Alligator from the campus cutting off student-fee support for it, though limited guaranteed advertising. It was a temporary modest lifeline that was eventually cut off. Thus was born the Independent Florida Alligator, now celebrating a good chunk of the newspapers 100-plus years of service. The smart, tough and earnest young journalists who have labored in the Alligator newsroom throughout its history never have considered it a mere classroom or sandbox. They have considered it a mission to inquire and to inform and, inevitably, to rankle the powerful by the newspapers very nature. It is now, as always, a feisty and vigorous watchdog. The Alligator remains the best college newspaper in the country, and controversies. For those of us who have worked there and for the tens of thousands who have been its readers we wouldnt want it any other way. Ron Sachs, 1972 graduate of the UF College of Journalism and Communications, is an award-winning newspaper, magazine and television journalist who also served two Florida governors Reubin Askew and Lawton Chiles as a senior media counsel. Since 1996, he has owned a Tallahassee-based ranks among the nations top 100 in the Guest columnRon SachsSpeaking Out Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Courts ruling in the case of Roe v. Wade. The verdict utilized the due process clause of the 14th Amendment to protect a womans privacy regarding the right to choose. Roe v. Wade and a concur rent case, Doe v. Bolton, addressed the lack of clarity in state laws regarding abortion access. The decision made in Roe v. Wade attempted to rectify the complication of two key interests with regard to pregnancy termination: womens health and prenatal life. It was established that women should have full access to abortion services until fetal viability. Since we have become accustomed to the issue of choice, the ter For instance, viability is relative to each pregnancy and cannot be applied in a universal manner and is complicated by conceptions of personhood, as shown in attempts at limiting Mississippis Initiative 26. Such are the issues that arise in motions to regulate and enforce the inherent nuances of pregnancy. We have seen efforts aimed at clarifying these problems through the legal system in successive cases brought before the Supreme Court, including Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, Planned Parenthood v. Casey and Gonzales v. Carhart. As we attempt to coalesce action regarding an issue with two main interest camps maintaining their own distinct per spectives on the issue, we will continue to encounter issues of clarity and complications of enforcement. The values with which the groups approach abortion, when applied rigidly, are mutually exclusive of each other. The valuation of prenatal life over the health of the woman, for one, excludes considerations for the womans particular circumstances. The arrival at the decision to abort is deeply personal, and regulation of access to abortion services, if any, should respect this agency. This respect for individual authority is an issue that needs to be further articulated and discussed in the public sphere as a uniting valuation we can apply to the many, multifaceted issues that manifest in our modern society. Many are concerned with the possible actions and subsequent consequences in response to the cases previously mentioned. This inability to come to a compromise on the situation is causing a new, wider rift in our country and peoples political allegiances. The problem is never going to disappear, and the women who are affected by the possible outcomes and interpretations of new laws face a daunting prospect. Women across the country who have aborted will gain a new stigma in the event that anti-abortion rights supporters have their way, and those who revile women for discarding the budding life within them will be seen as criminals by the people who reserve the right to govern what happens within their own bodies. Unfortunately, it seems inevitable that either way, someone is going to be left offended and nursing their ideologically driven anger. What impacts this will have in 10, perhaps 20, years in the future are as-of-yet unknown until one standard is implemented. But hopefully, the next few generations will not be as offended at our indiscretions as we were to hear about how doctors once treated the mentally ill or how unyielding many previous generations were in accepting the reality of evolution. UWireAlyssa Coffey & Melissa MendesUWire


CAITLIN RADDATZAlligator Contributing WriterOff in the distance, a trumpet sounded. A man dressed colorfully in yellow, red and stores, vendors sold crowns, shields, swords and wands. best reputations in the South, so people nuts. from almonds to cinnamon-roasted to old, the Society for Creative Anachronism and the festival. This year, he dressed up as an spear, shackles and a pair of boots. All toon his costume. humans to elves with simple sets of elf ears. Stewart said she travels across the coun8, ALLIGATOR John McLaughlin III / AlligatorRichard Crew plays the violin underneath a maypole at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on Sunday. Crew is part of the Greenwood Morris dance group, a group that organizes dances and plays under the maypole. He said he has been playing the violin and attending various medieval fairs for about 20 years. Colorful crowds attend medieval fair in Gainesville THE COMMUNITY IS AN EFFORT TO KEEP HONORS UPPERCLASSMEN INVOLVED. ALYSSA NIEVESAlligator Contributing Writerupperclassmen. Sometimes Hume can be more of a freshman place to keep older students involved in honors activities. I think we want to respond more to what the stuHonors community to expand to Murphree Hall AMBER SWALAlligator Contributing Writeraction. A shift supervisor at the Gainesville way restaurant to measure and photoThe issue arose earlier this month when a photo went viral online of a health education and behavior sophomore, said he wants the men to admit they all think the inch-inspired uproar The bread comes ready to be baked, so no employee could accidentally put said. name their products as a half or whole sub, he said. Or they could add an asSubway foots responsibility in controversy GARRETT BRUNOAlligator Contributing Writer health reasons. out of their drinks in other countries, they should take it out They listened. ly Carter said that the company has decided to remove the the drink. and in breast milk. The chemical has also been linked to neuit is typically consumed. Gatorade to remove oft-banned ingredient I love to be a freak among freaks and not be labeled anything else.Kent Brushnut roasterGoodrich-Schneider LIFESTYLEStores must photograph bread


MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9Alex Yamato / AlligatorUFs coed a cappella group, No Southern Accent, performs at the 2013 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella on Saturday at the University Auditorium. NSA placed third out of eight a cappella groups competing. TWO UF GROUPS SANG. NICOLE ZAKRZEWSKIAlligator Contributing WriterEight a cappella groups sold out UFs Auditorium on Saturday night for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella 2013 Tour nament. CAs, organized by Varsity Vocals. Florida State Universitys allmale group, Reverb, and UCFs Gemini Blvd. will be the two groups nals. UFs No Southern Accent won third place and best choreography. They sported red shoes, and the group sang songs from Alex Clare and The Killers, earning them a standing ovation, along with some Gator chomps. The Staff, an all-male group from UF, also competed. competition was held at UF. Audience members included a cappella enthusiasts and fans of the Danielle Amols, 20, a member of FSUs All-Night Yahtzee, was an she spent three days with her a capsaid. cals Lindsay Howerton said the groups that usually win can sing and dance simultaneously. are the ones usually doing the most The winning performance was a dance revival of boy bands from the past two decades, beginning with were so many good groups that I said Reverb member Eric Glaze, 20. State a cappella groups sing way into spotlight at competitionLOC AL CHARMAINE MILLERAlligator Contributing WriterA Gainesville homeless shelter is closing its doors this March after a local charity announced it wouldnt renew a one-year agreement to manage the house. several children living at the Arbor House, located off Northwest Sixth The house, which has served as a shelter for homeless pregnant women for 30 years, will be shutting down in the next two months after years of close calls. Funds have dried up for the struggling organization, which was propped up last year by a donation agreement from the Gainesville ReThe agreement said Catholic Charities would help fund the shelter for one year as it looked for more long-term ways to sustain itself. Due to cutting costs itself, Catholic Charities decided not to continue management responsibilities after the agreement ends in less than two months, said John Barli, the regional director of Catholic Charities in Gainesville. He could not say exactly when in March the house would close. The home provides transitional housing for the mothers, as well as support programs and courses focused on job and interview skills. said Theresa Lowe, director of the City of Gainesville/Alachua Counthe Gainesville community, and in terms of long-term housing for women with children, there isnt much else available, she said. same situation wont have that as a It takes $250,000 to operate the shelter each year. Even though some of that money comes from county grants, donations from local churches and Catholic Charities, the house struggled to break even. Catholic Charities, which serves Florida with food and adoption programs, is itself also fueled by grants. The organization helps pay for the women and childrens medical bills and birthing costs. Even fundraising cant put a dent in the day-to-day costs of running the home, Barli said. Three of the women have infants ages 2 to 4` months, and two women are due for delivery in the next couple of weeks, Barli said. ority, and obviously the decision Homeless shelter for pregnant women, children to close in March JACLYN ROSENAlligator Contributing WriterThey wanted to breed the perfect citrus fruit: bigger, better and sweeter than any that had come before it. Almost a decade later, Chunxian Chen and Frederick Gmitter Jr., researchers at the UF Citrus Research and Education Center, developed a new strain of grapefruit that is more appealing in both look and chemical composition. sweeter, less sour and has very, very low levels The grapefruit effect is an adverse interaction between chemicals in common medications, including those for high blood pressure, antidepressants and birth control, and furanocoumarin, a chemical found in grapefruit. Chen, a UF citrus geneticist, said that the chemical interaction causes high concentrations of the medicine to stay in patients bloodstreams. Gmitter said if they eat grapefruit, people The reality of the grapefruit effect is hard to swallow for many patients who once enjoyed the fruit. The researchers said their newly discovered grapefruit strain, UF 914, is a safe alternative for people taking such medications because the strain contains low levels of the chemical. The development of UF 914 is also good news for students with an aversion to the commonly sour fruit. Gator Citrus Club president Katie Rogers, a 21-year-old horticultural science junior, said But the availability of the new strain may cause some to change their minds about grapefruit. said Matias Gonzalez, a 24-year-old UF alumGmitter and Chen said their next step is strain is safe before it reaches stores. UF to produce sweeter fruit WEBMD AND MAYO CLINIC ARE THE MOST POPULAR SITES. JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing Writer Center study found that 35 percent of up medical conditions they or someone they know might have. Student Health Care Center Marketing Coordinator Catherine Seemann said college students are not exempt from this trend. She said the SHCC even mentions mann said. She said although its easy to look up formation from non-reputable sources. The SHCC website has an area for which links to pre-approved medical information sites that are updated reguand the Mayo Clinic are included on the list, as well as other government-sponsored sites. Seemann said the difference between Shelby Grossman, a 19-year-old telecommunication sophomore, said she uses the Internet with caution. She said her sister used online resources to look up symptoms relating to diabetes. Her the disease. Grossman still thinks people should go to a doctor in the end. Coral Sprague, a 20-year-old recreation, parks and tourism junior, said when she thought she had strep throat before she went online. tor. It shouldnt tell you whats wrong to Web for help diagnosing Other people who are in the same situation wont have that as a resource.Theresa Lowedirector of the City of Gainesville/


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MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gordon Watson and the UF mens tennis team defeated UNC-Wilmington on Sunday. See story, page 14.Florida women teeing offThe No. 3 UF womens golf team will begin the season by competing in the Florida Challenge today at the Quarry Course at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto. Read more online at alligatorSports.org.Poll QuestionWill the Gators baseball team earn a fourth consecutive appearance in the College World Series? Vote online at alligatorSports.org.Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffJunior center Patric Young dunks during Floridas 83-52 victory against Missouri on Jan. 19 in the OConnell Center. YOUNG IS AVERAGING 11.8 POINTS PER GAME IN CONFERENCE PLAY. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer With 18:18 remaining and Florida up by 22 points against Mississippi State on Saturday, junior point guard Scottie Wilbekin lobbed the ball to Patric Young for a right-handed, alley-oop slam. The dunk put an exclamation point on Youngs night. Young scored 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting as the No. 8 Gators (16-2, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) defeated the Bulldogs for an 82-47 win in Starkville, Miss. His perfect night from 55.4 percent shooting and a 68 percent clip on two-point He got some putbacks, did a couple nice post moves and did some really, really good things around the basket, coach Billy Donovan said. He gave us a great lift of energy to start the second half as well. Young posted on his Twitter account (@BigPatYoung4) Friday: knees hurt so bad I cant sleep at night. But he showed no sluggishness on Saturday. In 27 minutes, he recorded two blocks and grabbed six rebounds, including four on the offensive end. On two of his offensive boards, Young followed through to score putback layups. Saturdays contest did not begin smoothly for Young. But when the Bulldogs (7-11, 2-4 SEC) keyed in on him in the post, the Gators perimeter opened up. During Youngs scoreless span, UF made 4 of 8 attempts from behind the arc. It was hard for him when he got the ball to really do much, Donovan said. He made some great passes out to the perimeter, and he got some of our guards shots. When Mississippi State began increasing its focus on perimeter defense, Young broke free. As Florida closed out the half on a 21-11 stretch for a 41-19 lead, Young scored nine points eight coming in the paint. Once they take one thing away, they have to worry and account for something else, Young said. When our guards start knocking down shots, it Junior becoming offensive threat in paint PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer Following an unsuccessful three-game homestand that saw Florida lose each contest, the Gators traveled to Athens, Ga., looking to regain momentum. Instead, their recent tailspin only grew worse. the game, and No. 14 Georgia sent Florida reeling to its fourth consecutive loss with a 69-52 victory in Stegeman Coliseum. Each of the past seven meetings between Florida and Georgia had been decided by nine points or fewer, but it became obvious early in the game that Sundays contest would not be another competitive installment in the rivalry. Georgia (17-3, 5-2 Southeastern half runs of 18-4 and 15-6 to take a 39-20 lead into halftime. UF did not have enough offense an ongoing trend during conference play and trailed by more than 20 points for much of the second half. The Gators used a 17-4 run in but the Bulldogs had full control throughout the game. We did a really poor job of executing, coach Amanda Butler said. Georgia is a tough team to play. Floridas previous four SEC losses came by an average of 6.3 points per contest, but poor shooting and questionable decisionmaking plagued the Gators. UF shot just 34.4 percent in the game while turning the ball over 17 times. Were just a little bit out of sync right now, junior forward Lily Svete said. But we have a lot that we can still accomplish, so we need to keep our heads up and keep playing hard.UGA hands UF fourth straight lossBASEBALL ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer This isnt your typical Florida baseball team. Gone are the home runs. Small ball is in. Catcher Mike Zunino, the nations fourthbest home-run hitter, is heading to spring training with the Seattle Mariners. Right RBI leader, is with the Houston Astros. Nine players left UF for the Major Leagues in 2012. A young team with a freshman shortstop in Richie Martin and an 18-year-old catcher in Taylor Gushue is left. Second baseman Casey Turgeon returns after a stellar freshman season. Starting pitchers Jonathon Crawford and Karsten Whitson give the Gators reliable starting pitchers every Friday and Satur day. Everything as far as recruiting is concerned has always been pitching and defense, coach Kevin OSullivan said. I do feel good about that. I do feel good about our offense, but there is going to be some ups and downs. Theres going to be a learning curve. We certainly have the personnel to be OK.Youthful Gators playing small ball in 2013SEE HOOPS, P A GE 15 SEE GEOR GIA, P A GE 15 SEE BASEBALL, P A GE 15 When our guards start knocking down shots, it opens up opportunities for me, Erik (Murphy) and Will (Yeguete) to get the ball down low, and our team just starts clicking.Patric YoungUF center UF W omens Bask etball I do feel good about our offense, but there is going to be some ups and downs.Kevin OSullivanUF coach


14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffGordon Watson hits a ball during Floridas 7-0 win against St. Johns on Saturday during the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. TENNIS CHRIS KIRSCHNERAlligator Writer Falling behind was something new for Florida. But the Gators were not going to become familiar with losing on Sunday. No. 12 UF (4-0) put together a 4-2 comeback victory against UNC-Wilmington (3-1) to advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships next month in Seattle. It was a true test for us at this stage for where we are at, coach Bryan Shelton said. I thought that they came out and punched us right in the mouth right off the bat. After coasting to victory in doubles during Saturdays 7-0 win against St. point of the season on Sunday. With the score 4-4, the Gators No. 3 doubles pair Stephane Piro and Bob van Overbeek failed to take the lead in the deciding point, giving the Seahawks duo of Michael Reilly and Kaue Pereira the 5-4 advantage. From there, UNC-Wilmington won three straight doubles match. Floridas No. 1 doubles team nearly duplicated the result. The 45th-ranked Gators pair of Mike Alford and Florent Diep took on the 10th-ranked Seahawks duo Kosta Blank and Chris Cooprider. At 4-4, the Seahawks took the lead and didnt look back, winning 8-5. Winning easily in Saturdays match 8-1, Gators duo Billy Federhofer and Gordon Watson led their match 7-4 before it was halted when the Seahawks clinched the doubles point. We didnt want to lose focus or get down, Shelton said. One of the things we have done well is we have come out and play good singles. We felt like we would come back and rebound in the singles. Florida started singles play with a victory. Federhofer defeated Pedro Mol in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. Minutes later, however, Seahawks No. 37 Rafael Aita defeated No. 26 Florent Diep in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. Linder Stadium fell silent after Diep, the Gators top singles player, lost. But redshirt freshman Watson stepped up under pressure to beat UNC-Wilmingtons Kosta Blank 6-2, 6-4, which tied the match at 2-2. Down 3-0 in the third set, van Over beek battled back to win 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. The Gators, nursing a 3-2 lead, needed a victory from either Alford or Piro. It was nerve-wracking, but at the same time, when youre down like that, you know you have to win, he said. playing when youre down like that. Serving 40-15 on match point, Alford crushed the ball into Pereiras ser vice box, causing him to hit it into the net, clinching the victory and a trip to the ITA Indoor Championships for the Gators. Moving on creates more opportunities to play against quality teams, Shelton said. I hope that we are a different team come three months from now when we are looking at the SEC tournament and NCAAs.Florida remains unbeaten with close win


After leading the nation in home runs last year, the long ball will be hard to come by in 2013. running wasnt a priority. Florida ranked stolen bases. Last year, you came up to the plate, and everybody could probably hit it out whenever they wanted, Turgeon said. This year, it is going to be different. Turgeon, who said this is the fastest team hes been on, has no problem with the change of pace. Florida will place a greater emphasis on run hitters during the offseason. It is going to be small ball, Turgeon said. A lot of moving the runners. We are not going to hit the ball out a lot. We will still get our fair share, but this year, there will be a lot of guys running; a lot of guys bunting. Well do it all. leadership void left by the nine departing Gators. In addition to serving as team captain, Florida will rely on Ramjit to help anchor the lineup. After facing mostly lefties in platoon roles earlier in his career, Ramjit will play nior has the potential to be one of the best We obviously are going to play our game, Ramjit said. We are not going to our element and that will make us more successful. Ramjit, one of two seniors on the team, new players. Neither does the rest of the country. Florida opens the season ranked 17th by Baseball. When Florida hosts Duke on Feb. 15 at new faces in the batting order and a new Friday night starter. We have had some great players come through here that have moved on, Now its time for these players to make a name for themselves. Theyve worked extremely hard and were anxious to get started. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator. org. Of the offensive struggles, Butler said: get Jennifer (George) in her regular minutes George was one of four Gators who scored 8 points, but UF had no scorers in she continues to recover after suffering two dislocations to her right shoulder earlier in conference play. Junior Jaterra Bonds was left questioning her teams resilience following an 88-81 loss to Ole Miss on Thursday in the pleased three days later. Bonds came into the game as the thirdpoints per game but was held without a game with just six points on 3-of-10 shooting, her worst offensive output since being Dec. 20. Defense was equally troubling for the Gators, who allowed Georgia to shoot 43.1 all scorers with 13 points, as the Bulldogs often out of position and seemingly confused. It feels bad to have lost four in a row, but again, weve got a really, really tough league, Butler said. Weve got to get it back together and get our heads screwed on right and just play with more overall determination. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@ alligator.org. phy) and Will (Yeguete) to get the ball down low, and our team just starts clicking. presence in the paint, Florida held Missispointers. Im just trying to anticipate and think, Young is tied with senior guard Mike Rosario as Floridas third-best scorer in ing the past six games, Young has shot 70.7 percent. Although most of his attempts this season have come within feet of the basket, urday. 75-44 lead, Young attempted a shot from the left wing with a Bulldogs defender in his face. net. Ive been working on it, Young said. Its about time I started expanding my A radio broadcast contributed to this report. MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15Alligator File PhotoCoach Kevin OSullivan (left) watches Floridas 9-7 loss to Southern Miss in Game 2 of the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional on June 6, 2009, at McKethan Stadium. Javier Edwards / AlligatorForward Jennifer George attempts a shot during Floridas 88-81 loss to Ole Miss on Jan. 24 in the OConnell Center. The Gators have lost four consecutive games in Southeastern Conference play. BASEBALL, from page 13 GEORGIA, from page 13 HOOPS, from page 13 Im just trying to anticipate and think, How can I help my teammate? How can I help us get this stop?Patric YoungUF center


CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Writer Floridas vault routine highlighted its 197.65-196.025 victory against Auburn on Friday night. Four gymnasts registered a score of 9.9 or above as the Gators pieced together a 49.625 the second-highest vault score in program history. As a result, UF recorded a seasonhigh 197.65 to seal its third victory of the year. [Fridays] lineup was probably the strongest one weve had, freshman Bridget Sloan said. I know this nitely a great lineup. UF topped its 49.375 mark set against LSU on Jan. 18 and fell shy of the program record by .025. Coach Rhonda Faehn has yet to set a permanent lineup, but Fridays vault rotation was undoubtedly the Gators best ensemble this season. Heading into Fridays meet against No. 18 Auburn, Florida was averaging 49.342 on its vault routine. However, the Gators pinned a 49.625. Faehn employed a lineup consisting of Sloan and All-Americans Ashanee Dickerson, Marissa King and Kytra Hunter. The four combined for a score of 39.75 the highest mark set by four Florida gymnasts this season. It was only the second time that all four King, Hunter, Dickerson and Sloan were featured on vault together. Faehn used an almost identical rotation against LSU as UF posted a then season-high 49.375 on vault. stuck landings, and it showed, Faehn said. It made a difference in the over all energy because everyone feeds off of that. Floridas ability to produce high vault scores has certainly fueled Florida registered a 49.325 vault score, leading to a season-high 197.3. Friday night was no different. Florida built upon the energy of sophomore Kiersten Wang, whose 9.875 score was her season-best mark. ing of the season on vault, landing a Tsukahara layout with a full twist for a 9.925. performance and suggested that repetitions would eventually help the seven-time All-American. meets it was just a matter of getting used to doing [vault] again in competition season, Faehn said. Continue reading this story online at alligatorSports.org. 16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffGymnast Marissa King does a Gator Chomp during Floridas 197.65196.025 win against Auburn on Friday in the OConnell Center. Florida posts season-best vault effort UF Gymnastics GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer The Gators left the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., on a high note. The UF women edged out LSU by one Florida earned good results thanks to its depth on both the mens and womens teams. Of the eight events in which the women placed in the top three, seven were comprised of juniors and underclassmen. The two seniors that placed distance runners Mandy Per Freshman sprinter Kyra Jefferson had a strong showing, womens individual 200m on Friday and the womens 4x400 relay on Saturday. We talk about that a lot, how the [4x400 relay] is the last thing people see at the meet, and its what they remember you by, coach Mike Holloway said. We always try to put our best foot forward with the relays, and our women did a tremendous job. The men also boasted impressive youth and depth. Underclassmen accounted for both of the Gator mens event victories. Freshman Ryan Schnulle won the individual 800m, and sophomores Dedric Dukes and Hugh Graham Jr. and freshman Arman Hall made up three-fourths of the Gators victorious 4x400 relay squad. I think our [4x400 relay] guys did a great job today, Holloway said. Leo (Seymore) stepped in for Najee Glass, just like he stepped in for us last year [during the outdoor season], and he was fantastic. Hes a real team player, and you can always count on him to step in and step up when you need him. From the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener and the Gator Invitational combined, Florida won 17 events with 13 of those victories coming from underclassmen. Only one senior won an event thrower David Triassi took the mens weight throw at the Gator Invitational on Jan. 17 in the OConnell Center. This weekend, the Gators will split up to compete in both the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite in Lincoln, Neb., and the New Balance Collegiate Invite in New York City. I think were ready to get back to Gainesville and get back to work, Holloway said. We need to be humble and stay hungry for whats ahead, but I couldnt be more proud of the effort we put forth this weekend.Gators womens team wins; men TRACK AND FIELD