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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 91 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1367 /42Students race to show support for medical studentThe race raised about $3,000 for Ray Brown, pg 8. A Medieval Affair: A Photo StoryCheck out the photo story from this years faire, pg 9. Students celebrate Chinese New YearAbout 500 people attended the event hosted by the Chinese American Student Association hosted, pg. 3. Forward Christin Mercer had a career-high performance in Floridas 87-54 win against Alabama on Sunday. Read the story page 13.Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffGainesville Mayor Craig Lowe makes the opening pitch at the 2013 Alachua County Emerging Leaders Champions for Charity kickball tournament. The mayor pitched the opening kickball to Newberry Mayor Bill Conrad. The tournament collected about $11,600. IT COLLECTED $11,600. MOISES REYESAlligator Contributing WriterPlayers representing UF Student Affairs raised $5,000 for a local elementary school renovation project after winning a charity kickball tournament in southwest Gainesville on Saturday. The daylong contest pitted UF Student Affairs against more than 40 local businesses and organizations during the seventh annual Alachua County Emerging Leaders Champions for Charity kickball tournament at Diamond Sports Park, located at 4000 SW 122nd St. The tournament collected $11,600 in sponsor money and entry fees. UF Student Affairs won the tournament for the second year in a row, defeating the Gainesville Health and Fitness Centers Balls & Dolls 7-0 during the championship game. The teams winnings will be donated to Project Makeover, a volunteering project that has renovated local needy elementary schools since 2008. Kevin Johnson, a 29-yearold player for the UF Student Affairs team, said the event was a way to bring people together for a good cause. I dont think anybody can come out here and say this wasnt a success, he said. Newberry Mayor Bill Conrad praised the arrangement Newberry and Gainesville have in managing Diamond Sports Park, which Newberry operates within Gainesville city limits. The tournament began at about 10 a.m. with the teams The opening ceremony started with addresses from Alachua County Emerging Leaders President Andrew Romero, Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe and Conrad. Lowe later said Saturdays hes attended since being elected mayor almost three years ago. Its great to see people from various companies and organizations come together for charity to make our community a better one, he said. to Conrad. Lowe admitted he Local kickball tournament raises money for charitySEE KICKBALL, PAGE 4 NICOLE ZAKRZEWSKIAlligator Contributing WriterStop, drop and roll shouldnt be the newest dance craze. light, but students and local residents can feel secure in that Gainesville clubs must uphold rules set by Gainesville Fire Rescue. Brazils Kiss nightclub had expired one exit and was over capacity by hundreds of people. That, in addition to a pyrotechnic display, are thought to be the causes of a deadly inferno that took the lives of nearly 240 people. In Gainesville, though, all clubs are required to undergo an annual inspection to unannounced night inspections Fire Rescue. check if the club is keeping track of how many people are coming in and out and if bouncers know what their occupant load is. They also check if all emergency lighting works and if all exits are accessible. Clubs are also required to train their to become crowd managers. Crowd Gainesville clubs always ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterTo celebrate Black History Month, Maya Angelou and Kendrick Lamar will both be appearing on campus. Lamar, a rapper known for platinum-selling song Swimming Pools, will be performing at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Stephen C. OConnell Center. Student tickets are $20 for the ground and and $15 for general admission. Ticket sales begin Feb. 7 at the University Box Evan Galin, vice chair of public relations for Student Government Productions, said tickets can also be purchased on Ticketmaster. Galin said SGP collaborated with the Black Student Union to select the artists, and they received Facebook input requesting Lamar. Im excited about seeing the variety of students that are going to come, the 20-year-old public relations junior said. Celebrating Black History Month is important for everyone. Angelou, a Pulitzer Prize nominated poet, will be performing through Accent Speakers Bureau. She will be performing at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free. Galin said it was important to have Lamar and Angelou perform in the same week because it represents the past and the present. Satcha Sanon, a 20-year-old industrial and systems engineering sophomore, said she will get a ticket to both. Front row, if possible, she said. Sanon said to hear Maya Angelou was coming to UF was a shock. Im excited to see her, she said. Maya Angelou is really inspirational in that I know that she will impact people of all colors when she comes to speak. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org.Maya Angelou coming to UFSEE CLUBS, PAGE 4 Front row, if possible. Satcha Sanonindustrial and systems engineering sophomoreCAMPUS


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 91 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 80/58 CLOUDY 78/60 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/56 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY RAIN 73/53 PARTLY CLOUDY 67/42 WHATS HAPPENING?German film Barbara opens, Oscar shorts return to Hipp Cinema The Hippodrome Cinema is showing another foreign film, Barbara, a Cold War thriller in which a woman plans to make a dangerous escape from East to West Germany. The Hipp is also continuing the tradition of showing this years Oscar-nominated short films, beginning with the animated shorts until Thursday. The live action shorts will show from Friday to Feb. 14. Visit www.thehipp.org/cinema or call 352-375-447 for more information. Study abroad in Europe Learn about the summer study abroad programs of the Center for European Studies. Six-week sessions in Brussels, Istanbul, Krakow, Prague and Salzburg are available. Talk to students and faculty who run the programs. The event will be held at 3 p.m. in Turlington Hall, Room 3312. Write Jim Robbins at jwrobbins@ufl.edu or call 352-294-7145 for info. Pre-pharmacy society At 7 p.m., the Pre-Pharmacy Society will host its second general meeting. It is an or ganization that provides prepharmacy students with the resources, opportunities and environment to grow professionally. Meetings are in the HPNP, Room G103. Visit www.uflpps.com or www.facebook.com/UFPPS for more information. Spring Break, summer service trips Bound for Peace 2013 is an international service trip, during which volunteers bring hope and empowerment to children affected by social injustice in Medellin, Colombia. If anyone would like to learn more about the trips or is interested in applying, visit www.boundforpeace2013.weebly.com. Contact service.trip.info@ gmail.com with questions. Authors@UF: Paul Ortiz Paul Ortiz, UF associate professor of history and director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, will present Race Relations in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Smathers Library (East), Room 1A. Ortiz, author of Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920, will discuss his examination of African-American politics and culture. port with others. The group is welcoming. Meetings are at the American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St. For more information, contact Dennis@UCVlog. com or call 701-541-3608. Hackathon There will be a 24-hour Hackathon on Feb. 16 at noon at Gainesville Hackerspace downtown. The purpose of the event is to put a new inter face atop the site www.txttag. me and create mobile apps for it as well. Programmers and graphic designers are invited to come out, and people who dont feel they can do it themselves can still participate. There will be three $500 cash prizes for the winning individuals or teams for creating an iOS, Android or web interface for TXT TAG. All of the information and the signup sheet is at www.txttag.me/ hackathon, CORRECTIONS A story in Fridays edition of the Alligator stated Levy Odera was a professor. Odera is not a professor but a doctoral student only. It was incorrectly reported that the money is being raised to fund the students going to Africa. The money being raised is going toward the microfinance project. Also, to vote in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, users must click Register and list themselves as a student, teacher or other. The votes do not determine if the organization goes to Kenya. Votes only influence the success in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. 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 formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Book seminar Tuesday A free seminar on the book How Rich People Think, which was featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and CNN will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 3951 NW 48th Terrace, Suite 201. The seminar contrasts the controver sial differences in thinking between the rich and the middle class. HSF Scholar Chapter meeting The HSF Scholar Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Rinker Hall, Room 215 for a presentation by the Princeton Review. They will be learning about different graduate exams. People can show up for a chance to win a free MCAT or GRE book. As always, there will be free refreshments, a scholarship presented and many more opportunities. Volunteer organization fair Discover ways to engage and serve the community by attending the 2013 Volunteer Organization Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday on the Reitz Union Colonnade. Students will meet people in health, education, arts and culture, and veterans service organizations. Sen Curran: Reflections of a Choreographer On Thursday, Sen Curran will discuss his accomplishments, goals and life as a choreographer in the Friends of Music Room. He has specifically asked to meet with the LGBT community at UF in the hopes that he can shed some light on how this community has helped shape his career, choreography and personal life. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and refreshments will be provided. Mile for a Child 5K run/walk Put on by UFs Friends for Life of America, this event will benefit the Make-AWish Foundation and Camp Boggy Creek. Join in Sunday at 8 a.m. on the Commuter Lot. Register at www.sites. google.com/site/mileforachild5k/. Early registration is $15. Race day registration is $18. Gainesville Crohns and Colitis support group People with inflammatory bowel diseases can find sup


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing WriterYear of the Dragon was so 2012. This lunar new year is the Year of the Snake, and the Chinese American Student Association brought it in by hosting a Chinese New Year celebration. About 500 people showed up to bring in the new year, along with about 10 different Asian-American organizations, to celebrate Chinese culture and Asian-American unity. In a blend of traditional and modern culture, the event showcased many facets of Chinese-American students talents. There were several classic dances such as the Umbrella dance and the Water Sleeve dance. Students showcased their modern talents such as a rendition of Mariah Careys Hero and a rap group, Beauty and the Beats, which sang, beat boxed and rapped two songs. Before the intermission, the association took the time to discuss their philanthropy, Room to Read, which helps the Half the Sky movement empower women by ending oppression, in this case, by helping them read. Two special guests came to the event, Samuel Wang, the creative director of fashion brand Akufuncture, and hip-hop artist Jason Chu, who had the crowd cheering for children raised by Tiger Moms, or strict Chinese parents. When the show wasnt going on, different Asian-American interest groups had activities for attendees at their information booths. Jason Liu, a 19-year-old sociology sophomore, helped organize the event and had been doing so since November. He said that the goal of the event was to keep it fresh so that freshmen seniors who had come to cultural events before could still see something new. Kevin Nguyen, a 19-year-old telecommunication sophomore, is president of the Vietnamese Student Organization. He said that the event was a celebration of everybody. It focuses on Chinese culture, he said, and shows the talents of not only Asian-Americans but of UF. Taka Hamada / AlligatorMembers of the Chinese Asian Student Association perform the Umbrella dance, a traditional Chinese dance, at the Chinese New Year Festival 2013: Enter the Unknown in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Saturday. C AMPUSStudents celebrate Chinese New Year Feb. 8, 1966: A Go Gators sign was stolen, and the owner offered a $10 reward to anyone with information. The sign rode around the stadium and campus during the football season on top of a car. Carl Heishman, cheerleader and owner of the sign, believed the sign was stolen and mutilated. He found the remnants of the sign and glitter near his car. The sign was worth about $110. Feb. 6, 1989: A university pageant spurred an antipageant protest. The 1989 Miss University of Florida Scholarship Pageant drew 18 contestants, about a thousand spectators and a half-dozen protesters who wanted the event eliminated. A whole class of people, namely women, are being oppressed on the UF campus, said Campus National Organization for Women president Jenny Brown. Feb. 4, 1997: An asteroid was named after a UF astronomy professor. The International Astronomical Union named the asteroid, which orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter, after professor Heinrich Eichhorn for his work in astrometry, the science of measuring celestial bodies. He had recently developed a new mathematical technique to measure distances between stars. Feb. 5, 2003: UF researchers aimed to improve space shuttle technologies. This followed the space shuttle Columbia accident Feb. 1 that resulted in the death of all seven crew members. One of the projects was UFs Institute for Future Space Transport. It was part of a $15 million alliance between seven univer sities developing a replacement for NASAs shuttle KRISTAN WIGGINS


ELENI KOUVATSOSAlligator Contributing WriterIt looks like an oasis at the edge of the 278-acre Morningside Nature Center in east Gainesville. Inside the green building where three small tables line the front window and coffee steams on a side counter, Louis Lee is hard at work in the kitchen. Lee wanted to open his own restaurant for a long time. His dream became a reality Saturday morning with the grand opening of LLs Bar-B-Que, a classic southern bar becue restaurant located at 3807 E. Univer sity Ave. Lee is no stranger to cooking. He has worked as a chef for UFs Pi Lambda Phi fraternity since 1981 and spent his summers in Maine cooking for a camp. He said he was inspired to open his own restaurant from the positive feedback hes received over the years for his cooking. Everywhere I go, people like my food, LLs Bar-B-Que is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is closed on Sundays. Lee said he takes an old-fashioned approach to cooking barbecue: He uses only wood and a smoker instead of gas to cook. For breakfast, he serves up egg sandwiches (starting at $1.65) and omelets (starting at $2). Later in the day, he serves everything from burgers ($4.50) to fried chicken (starting at $2.99), ribs ($11 for a half slab) and Lees favorite the pork calzone ($4.99). Shreya Patel, a 20-year-old UF business administration junior, works as a cashier at LLs Bar-B-Que. I want to work here because LL is like a pillar in his community, she said. This is just what he wants to do, and I just want to be here to watch it lift off the ground and be a success. Will Knapper, a 21-year-old UF mechanical engineering senior and Pi Lambda Phi brother, attended the grand opening along with pledges and brothers to show support for his fraternitys chef. He said Lee is the most respected per son in his fraternity house. Hes just been through so much, and hes such a hard worker and a dedicated person that I just cant see this place not doing well, he said. And he makes great food, so that helps, too. was rusty because he hadnt held a kickball in more than 40 years. The Champions for Charity kickball tournament has raised more than $45,000 since 2007. Romero said Alachua County Emerging Leaders raises awareness of local, young professionals in the city and throughout Alachua County. He added his organization and events, like the kickball tournament, are needed to support the local community. Were trying to make this community a livable place for young people, he said. Theres a lot of youthful creativity here young people who are doing stuff and I kind of see our organization as one of the connecting forces between all of them. Lowe couldnt resist using wordplay to commend the Alachua County Emerging Leaders. They really do step up to the plate to come together for the entire community, he said. 4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013Rachel Crosby / AlligatorLouis Lee stands in front of his new restaurant, LLs Bar-B-Que, at 3807 E. University Ave., UF fraternity chef opens up his own barbecue restaurant KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterJust hours after a new Walmart Supercenter opened Friday, Gainesville Police arrested a man for shoplifting. Police charged Charles R. J. Jackson, 21, of 1055 SW 62nd Blvd., with petit theft, according to a GPD arrest report. The incident started at about 3:30 p.m. when Jackson walked into the Walmart, located in the 5700 block of Northwest 34th Boulevard, according to the report, and took an MP3 player, priced at $79.38, from a shelf. son take the MP3 player and go into a bathroom. A few minutes later, Jackson walked out of the bathroom toward the exit, according to the report. packaging in a trash can, according to the report. Loss prevention staff stopped cers later arrested him. During questioning with police, Jackson said he stole the MP3 player because he didnt have enough money to pay for it. Jackson added he wanted to give it to his little brother. Police booked Jackson into the Alachua County Jail just after 4 p.m. Friday with a $10,000 bond. He was later released at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org.Police arrest shoplifter hours after new Walmart opensSTUDENT GOVERNMENT COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterThe UF Supreme Court voted Friday to uphold the Election Commissions decision to not order a cease and desist on Swamp Party campaign activities. The Students Party appealed to the Supreme Court after the Election Commission ruled that Swamp Party presidential candidate Christina Bonarrigos candidacy announcement was within the allowed time period for campaign activity. reason because the justices had different views on the wording of the election codes. Supreme Court Chief Justice Matt Michel said the justices disagreed with the limits placed on campaigning and how the limit applied to the university versus federal and state laws. Students Party counsel Christian Chessman pushed for the court to order an immediate cease and desist to the Swamp Party and Bonarrigo to end all campaign activities. My party needs to be protected from the comparative speech advantage, Chessman said. In order to issue a cease and desist complaint, the Students Party must prove the Swamp Party had a strong likelihood of a violation, and the campaign material must irreparably harm the offended party or candidate. Swamp Party counsel Ryan Gilbert moved for sanctions against Chessman for frivolous complaints. The Swamp Party acted in good faith and tried to stay within the compounds of code, Gilbert said. Due to time sensitivity, the court will hear four other complaints Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator. org.Court rules in Swamps favor KICKBALL, from page 1managers are taught how to plan and execute an evacuation in case of an emergency while also handling people in the club. In case of an emergency, we want people to be able to get out its imperative, Rice said. Overcrowding leads to imminent danger. Rice said once the club has 50 people present, it needs a crowd manager. An extra crowd manager must be present for every additional 250 people. In a nightclub or bar the ratio is one person per seven square feet. When sitting at a bar, the ratio decreases to one person per 18 square inches, Rice said. Simons Nightclub general manager Mike Paper said Simons is undergoing a construction project to broaden the passageway and add an additional room, raising the clubs capacity by 200 people. Some of our decisions here were affected by the Brazil disaster, Paper said. Establishments are required to have a minimum of two exits. Larger clubs like Simons have more than 10 exits to accommodate crowds. Spannk and 2nd Street Speakeasy, both owned by Danny Robinson, have at least two outdoor exits, along with a hallway that connects the two clubs. Youve got to, if you dont, then something said. CLUBS, from page 1Michel Everywhere I go, people like my food.Louis Leechef


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Billy Jean Louis / AlligatorElectronic dance music group Krewella performs at Forum, 233 W. University Ave., Friday. The performance, which drew a crowd of about 1,100 people, was part of its Play Hard Tour. BILLY KENNEDYAlligator Contributing Writer Mayoral, city commission candidates set for electionsLowe


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialMONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 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 EDITORHow will The show 30 Rock ended last week. Forever. Seven seasons of TV gold met with mediocre fanfare just over and done with. Yeah, we were sad to see it go. How could we not be? Tina Feys brainchild helped us get through high school and college; those can be some pretty delicate times for young ladies. Another comedy titan is coming to an end soon, too. Arguably, it lost a lot of its fans with the departure of Steve Carell, who played the lovable and stupid Michael Scott. Many fans were upset that the driving forces behind the show, Scotts antics and the chemistry building behind a Jim-and-Pam romance, were resolved too early on in the shows run. But dont forget about it just yet. No, it hasnt helped move along a weirdly suggestive phenomenon like Thats What She Said in a while, but that doesnt mean its uninteresting. Also, everyone has different tastes in comedy. Fun fact: Nearly every comedic show on NBC weve shown our parents has not gone over well. They dont even smile during Parks and Recreation, and thats one of the most joyful shows on television right now. shock you. Theres already a gay politician on there; its ready to take us to some real emotional places. Jim and Pam could get divorced. This is just a theory, but we wanted to prepare you for the possibility, just in case its true. Slowly realizing that locked in by their growing responsiuntil they die, wrote Molly Lambert for Grantland back in Sept. 2011. As that was written more than a year ago, we think the path Jims new job in Philly combined with Pams recent frustrations This series, by the way, has been a documentary/mockumentary the whole time, and you should also remember that point right about now. The fourth wall is going to be broken more than it already is. dity with insight into the bleakest depths of human nature, said Lambert. If anyone could pull it off, they could. With Jims budding startup job in Philly and the Halperts budding interaction with the documentary crew, said Megh Wright in a Splitsider article this month, its likely that the May. Why couldnt the show have started some of that intrigue earlier, closer to when Carell left the cast? The Grantland article was written in speculation of how the show could continue without him. Now that its almost over and no one cares, the show might get more creative to spite us all.Todays question: Will you go see Maya Angelou speak?65% YES 35% NO90 TOTAL VOTESFridays question: Have you ever had the chickenpox? Facebook lies, and the rest of the Internet isnt much better. For example, I found an interesting quote by Lord Rama today. I wont quote the whole thing here because its long and sounds like it was written by a 16-year-old girl, but it starts out, Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him Now, Im not saying I dont believe Lord Rama actually said that, but seeing as how he was the seventh incarnation of the Hindu preserver god Vishnu, and he legendarily lived before 5000 B.C., he probably didnt know too much about telephones or modern American slang. Thats just the tip of the iceberg as far as quotes falsely attributed to famous people on the Internet go. One of my friends on Facebook the other day posted some old chain email purporting to consist of Bill Cosby talking about how lazy everyone is and how hes 83 years old, and hes so tired of having to pay taxes to support a bunch of straw men. The quote itself didnt piss me off it was just another reiteration of a conservative philosophy thats become more and more exaggerated as the ideological divide in our country grows larger and larger. Whether its right to think that way is neither here nor there. What concerns me is this quote was attributed to Bill Cosby, reposted as such and presented as truth. With a very minimal expenditure of Google-chakra, I was out a retired Republican state senator from Massachusetts named Robert Hall is the one whos 83 or 76 and tired. Bill Cosby is very much untired and in fact distanced himself almost two years ago from the ugly views expressed by Halls post. That changes things a little bit, doesnt it? When youre reading something, your perception of it is altered imperceptibly by your impression of the author. The way I read this quote when I thought it was said by a comedian whose humor is based on making funny faces and talking about Jell-O is a lot different from the way I read it once I realized it was written by an Old Jarhead whose blog also contains gems of wisdom like, Islam because even heartless barbarians need religion. Lets move past this example. Both of these quotes demonstrate one of the more interesting dichotomies the Internet presents us with. On the one hand, the Internet is an entity of enormous knowledge that quote within seconds thanks to the magic of Google and if you dig long enough. (About facts, that is I dont recommend trying to use the Internet as a path to enlightenment.) The Internet has immense power to connect people and spread information. However, some of those people are dicks who hang out on 4chan. They use the Internet to spread hilarious misattributions, much harder to detect because of that subtlety. Wikipedia trolling is the best example I can think of this (including me because its fun, and Im a dick) go on Wikipedia and edit in false facts. Some of them are easy to catch in high school, we used to edit the page for our hometown with obscenities about the poor quality of life there. But some are harder to catch. And some, like the urban legend about Mr. Rogers the Marine sniper, become nearubiquitously accepted parts of our realities without our even questioning their truth. That is why, in this age of the Internet, where truth and lies do battle while traveling at a million miles an hour far above our heads in space, it is more important than ever to heed the words of Socrates: The highest form of Human Excellence is to question oneself and others. Never take truth for granted. Question everything. Dallin Kelson is an English senior at UF. His column runs on Mondays. Dallin Kelson opinions@alligator.org


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Last week in Student Senate, Swamp Party treasurer and Student Government Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman Joey Michaels was publicly asked to step down from one of those positions for the sake of the students. Students have a right to support whoever they choose in the upcoming SG election without being afraid their organizations will lose money because of it. When the person in charge of distributing roughly $17 million also happens to have his the Swamp Party, that right disappears. Michaels has made no effort to resign from either position and has yet to address this unethical situation, which could mean any of three things. 1) Joey Michaels may be completely ignorant of the situation he puts student organizations in when he tells them how they can spend their money while also telling everyone on campus who they should support in the election. He may be so incredibly out of touch with the average student organization he does not see this blatant problem, and if thats the case, he should either resign, or the Senate should relieve him of the responsibilities he is showing he cannot handle. Student organizations deserve a budget chairman they can turn to, who actually understands their needs and concerns, not one so far removed he doesnt see basics. 2) On the other hand, Michaels may understand the tight spot he puts students in, but hes so hungry for resume lines he does not care about how uncomfortable he makes the students feel. It is well known that SG positions are a springboard into Florida Blue Key, and maybe Michaels just isnt willing to wait another semester for that coveted tap and wants to get it out of the way now. Students deserve better than a budget chairman who is only concerned with himself down, the Senate should impeach him and put someone in charge who actually makes students a priority. 3) Then again, Joey Michaels goes to UF, so hes probably a smart guy. This means he knows exactly whats going on here. In that case, hes using this position for the sole purpose of intimidating student organizations into voting for his party. Like any tyrannical leader, hes using his power to hold the students money hostage in exchange for votes, and unfortunately for the students, its already working. A student organization that, for obvious reasons, wants to remain nameless admitted they were afraid of the power Michaels held over the budget and, as a result, is not participating in the campaigning process. But Joey Michaels is just one corrupt and uninformed man in a party full of hundreds more just like him. Elliot Grasso is currently in the exact same situation, serving as the Swamp Party spokesman and as the auditor (treasurer) in the InterResidence Hall Association, blatantly ignoring IRHAs own rules against showing preference toward a political party and likely making other residence hall leaders afraid for their own funding. Clearly, blurring the lines between ethical and unethical is not unique to Michaels and his fellow party members. The Swamp Party knew who they were putting in charge of their thousands of dollars of unreported funding. They knew how it would be perceived. They knew the anxiety it would cause student organizations. They knew the effect it would have on free speech. They just didnt care. The Swamp Party wants you to feel afraid to go to the polls. They want you to think that if you dont support them, they will come after you. Dont give in to their oppression, dont let UF SG become a pack of self-serving, self-righteous, underhanded Tammany Hall wannabes. We are 50,000 Florida Gators, and we deserve better student representatives than Joey Michaels and those like him. Guest columnCarly WilsonSpeaking Out Most of us eat blindly. On a late Tuesday night, sitting in our college apartments with Girls on the laptop and hunger pangs setting in, the majority of us are not looking to make a commentary on modern day commodity food culture. Dinner comes down to Where do you want to eat? and the inevitable reply, I dunno. Where do you? But times are changing. Health food movements in recent years have already begun to increase transparency and force us to consider what makes up what we eat. The fact is, most of us have no idea where the food on our plates actually comes from and how it was produced. Many people are so far removed from the process of food production that they have little to no knowledge of the efforts required to harvest and transport these goods halfway around the world and into our shopping carts, much less the environmental and social implications. If you dont know that a french fry comes from a tuber grown in the ground, its a good bet that the tons of fossil fuel it takes to produce, process and refrigerate those potatoes isnt crossing your mind either. The average food item on a supermarket shelf in this country has traveled farther than the average family goes on a yearly vacation. But its not just the travel time there are a myriad of fundamental problems that come with our industrialized agricultural system. The mechanization of farming has increased yields tremendously but not without a cost: The introduction of ecologically harmful synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and the use of monoculture and heavy irrigation has transformed farming into a cor porate production system and has uprooted us from familiarity and contact with our food. Many activists call for the scaling down of our agricultural system and an emphasis on locally sourced goods and services. Local food movements in Gainesville are aplenty and growing fast. Many groups, such as Slow Food Gainesville, Grow Gainesville and Florida Organic Growers have dedicated followings and are represented every week at the downtown farmers market, along with local farms in the area, including Swallowtail Farm, and Kurtz and Sons Dairy. Groups such as these are working tirelessly within the community to increase awareness and access to sustainable food. However, efforts pushing for a focus on local sources have yet to gain large-scale acceptance and support and are still somewhat marginalized movements. Recently, I went to a graduation dinner of a friend held at the Jones B-side, an offshoot of the popular Eastside eatery that specializes in sustainable, locally grown food. An acquaintance of mine was loudly surveying the menu, announcing that this organic crap was garbage and that he was going to Checkers after this to get some real food. The apathy of our generation is a serious problem. To blithely know nothing about the way the world works and, furthermore, to rally behind simply not caring, is an excuse to not take on responsibility for our own lives and the choices we make. Local food is more than the caricature of a seminal (and hilarious) Portlandia episode. It calls into the forefront the integrity of our national agricultural system and the level of involvement we have in how our food is produced. It would do us all good to start the thinking process and begin to confront the food on our plates. It is food, not the dying-out cry of YOLO, which should become the buzzword of our generation. Guest columnElena ThomasSpeaking Out


TEAMS COMPETE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS. FATEMAH ALBADERAlligator Contributing WriterMany people might not know who helped discover the North Pole or when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream speech. But Alachua County sixththrough 12-graders participating in the Santa Fe College Center of Excellences Brain Bowl county-regional competition did. and two alternates faced off Saturday, answering questions about black history and culture. The Precious Pearls, sponsored by the Mu Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., placed compete in the state championship for a chance to win scholarships. It is about learning our history, but it is also about getting money to go to college and furthering your education, said Precious Pearls coach Sarah Richardson. Every year, the Florida Education Fund hosts the annual competition to help expose students to AfricanAmerican history and culture, said John Cowart, community liaison for the Santa Fe College Center of Excellence. The teams were asked questions from the Black Heritage Trivia Game and from books like The Color of Water by James McBride. Although the Great Achievers and Springs teams wont move on, Harriet Stafford, director of the Center of Excellence at Santa Fe, said each participant deserved recognition for their efforts. The Precious Pearls won the state championship last year. Now, the team is hoping for another win. We will begin practicing for state immediately because if we win state, we can get full scholarships, said 16-year-old Amanda Tinker, team captain of the Precious Pearls and a junior at F.W. Buchholz High School. 8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013Adam Harrington / AlligatorAlachua County high school students compete in Sante Fe Colleges annual Brain Bowl competition. The Precious Pearls beat out two other teams to win the two-hour tournament, which focused on black heritage. The competition is held every year. THE PRESERVE IS ABOUT 5,700 ACRES. ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterLocal residents have a new area to explore after a nature preserve south of Gainesville opened Saturday morning. About 200 people gathered at the Barr Hammock Nature Preserve, located south of Lake Wauburg, to celebrate the opening of Alachua Countys newest nature area. The preserve is about 5,700 acres, and Alachua County Forever, a land preser vation group, opened the north side of the property, about 1,500 acres, to the public. Ramesh Buch, Alachua County For ever program manager, said he was excited about the 200-person turnout. I think that this shows that this is a piece people had their eyes on since weve acquired it and have been sort of waiting for us some patiently, some impatiently to have it open and available, he said. Alachua County Forever purchased the preserve in parts between 2006 and 2010 using grants from the North Amer ican Wetlands Conservation Act and Florida Communities Trust as well as donations from the original owners. One of the parts was the 3,200-acre Levy Prairie Preserve, which was pur chased for $4 million. About 1,500 acres of it are now available to the public. Buch said his organization plans to expand the preserves recreation area, which will include 25 additional miles of hiking and equestrian trails. It cost the people of Alachua County nothing, said Mike Byerly, chair of the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners. Irma McLaughlin, a 66-year-old retired county employee and outdoor enthusiast, said she looked forward to riding her bike and bird watching in the preserve when the weather is warmer. Im hoping someday a whooping crane will come decide to visit here, she said. That would be great. AMBER SWALAlligator Contributing WriterWith 40 seconds until race time, participants scurried to line up behind a UF College of Medicine student who incurred brain damage in a car accident in June. The Sunday morning 5K Race for Ray brought about 200 people and $3,000 to support Ray Brown, years of medical school with the class of 2014 before his accident. Before the starters pistol was chairman of the College of Medicine class of 2014, prayed aloud and told Brown everyone came to support him on his new journey. Its a way to show Ray, Hey, were with you, and were with you on this journey, Gilbo said. Brown, who turns 32 today, completed most of the boot, a loop around Lake Alice, in his wheelchair with his mother, brother, sister-inlaw and physical therapist. A cheering section welcomed With help from his physical ther apist, John Cagan, 42, Brown stood and used a walker to complete his race. The cheering got louder. Brown was injured while coming home from visiting a friend in Nashville, Tenn., said Ray Browns brother, Tom Brown, 33. He lost control of his car and collided with a semi truck. Ray Brown has been home in St. Augustine with his family for about two weeks after months of treatment. He is working with speech, occupational and physical therapists. Tom Brown said his brother is improving at a good pace. Kristy Brown, 30, Tom Browns wife, said the race was uplifting for her brother-in-law. Its amazing the spirit of people when theres a time of need, she said. She said strangers have donated money and commented on the blog, Pray for Ray, that was set up to provide updates. Dr. Richard Brazell, 47, an obstetrician and gynecologist at North Florida Regional Medical Center, He didnt know Ray Brown before the run, but he said this race is about hope. Brazell said its typical of patients with critical injuries to feel isolated and alone. Ray Brown said his favorite part about the race was all the people. Supporters sang Happy Birthday and signed the Race-Day Registration sign, which went home with Ray Brown. HANNA MARCUSAlligator Contributing WriterAt street corners all over the county, crossdren safely cross the road, and on Friday, as part of School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, it was their day to be thanked. At the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Recreation Center, located at 1028 NE 14th St., local crossing guards were honored during Alachua Countys sixth annual School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Ceremony. The ceremony included a catered breakfast from Eastside High Schools culinary department followed by an awards ceremony that honored more than 50 guards from the Gainesville, High Springs and Waldo police departments. During the ceremony, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell spoke to the crossing their work. We dont take time to pause and recognize that they are the rare and precious music to the ears and lives of our children, she said. Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones also addressed the crossing guards, saying they make It starts with you all, he said. Your job is so critical. Youre a role model for these kids. Julia Barlow, an ASO crossing guard, was named the Alachua County Crossing Guard of the Year. She received a plaque in her honor and will be automatically nominated for Crossing Guard of the Year for the state of Florida. Florida Department of Transportation representatives also honored Trevor Elliott, a crossing guard for Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School. I think its fabulous because as crossing guards, sometimes, we get taken for granted, said Elliot, 61. It takes a lot of dedication to get up and come to work and stand on the street corner, but we do it for the kids. Its always nice to be needed, and the recognition keeps you going. The race raised $3,000 for Ray Brown Its amazing the spirit of people when theres a time of need.Kristy BrownRay Browns sister-in-lawLOCALJones


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 ABOVE: Al Gardner, from Indiana-based lamp shop Creations In Glass, creates glass art Saturday. BELOW: Merald Clark, 61, the team fool of Greenwood Morris, dances underneath a maypole Saturday. ABOVE: Jamison the Juggler, 26, juggles swords Sunday evening at the the 27th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. BELOW: Dominique Howard, 4, dips her dyed-wax hand into a vat of water Saturday. FAR RIGHT, BOTTOM: Judy and Punch, two of the fairs many characters, have been married for 1,500 years. They greeted guests at the faire Sunday afternoon. A Medieval AffairPhoto story by Elise Giordano


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Super Bowl XLVIIThe Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 on Sunday night in New Orleans.alligatorSports PodcastBeat writers Katie Agostin and Landon Watnick join host Greg Luca to discuss the UF mens basketball team and its prospects moving forward. Download on iTunes or listen online at alligatorSports.org. Lauren Embree pulled out a tough singles victory in Floridas win against Baylor on Saturday. See story, page 14. KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff Writer David Carr / Alligator StaffFlorida guard Scottie Wilbekin attempts a shot against Ole Miss forward Reginald Buckner during the Gators 78-64 win against the Rebels on Saturday at the OConnell Center. Gators shut down Rebels despite rival guards high production CHRIS KIRSCHNERAlligator Writer UF blanks Furman in winWOMENS BASKETBALL PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer SEE HOOPS, PA GE 15 SEE TENNIS, PA GE 15 SEE ALABAMA, PA GE 15Butler UF Mens T ennis


14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator WriterFlorida senior Lauren Embree snagged her 99th career singles match victory against Baylor on Saturday, but winning was no easy feat. country found trouble in No. 16 Ema Burgic. trouble from Burgic, sealing the win with a and aggression against Embree on the court in the second set. ginning, while Embree was caught in the re secutive games and changed the score in her Embree said. The toughest thing for me was to try and However, Burgic still held serve advantage ing serve and forcing a third set. would clinch the overall win, and Embree lowed suit. Embree gained serve advantage You would have thought the team score said. shots near the net, and clinched the seventh Thorn You have to give Bur gic a lot of credit, because there were four or In addition to grabbing her 99th win in sin gles on Saturday, Embree had a historic day in doubles. and the two defeated Baylors Kiah Generette reer doubles victory. the Gators. Lauren is just the best in the business when it comes to close matches at the end and Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffUF senior Lauren Embree returns a volley from Baylor sophomore Ema Burgic during the No. 1 Gators 7-0 win against the 15th-ranked Bears on Saturday at home. Senior earns 99th career singles victory, 100th doubles win UF W omens T ennis


Theyre tough, no question, Murphy said. But every game we just try to play as hard as we can. Saturdays 14-point win is the closest contest the Gators have played against an SEC foe this season. Floridas aver age margin of victory in conference play dropped from 28.3 to 26.5 with the victory against Ole Miss. UF is averaging a 22.9-point margin of vicThe win extended the Gators winning streak to 10 games, the longest streak since the 200809 season. UF remains the only unbeaten team in SEC play. I think [the Gators] will contend for the national championship, Henderson said. We have seen how they have been blowing people out. They execute perfectly. They make open shots and good teams make open shots. And then they make tough shots. Theyre a really good team. Thats why theyre ranked No. 4 and will probably move up. I see them being No. 1 in the country by the end of the season. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator. org. Building off of Piros perfor mance, Federhofer earned a victory as well with a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles. Watson clinched the victory for the Gators after defeating Browne 6-1, 6-3. We talk all the time about executing plays, Shelton said. For us, we were able to execute more often today. I felt like our guys were playing more offensively and looking to set up points based on their strengths. I was happy to times in multiple matches today. Florida will travel to Tallahassee to play Florida State on Satur match of the season. The more we are able to make the plays and execute, the better were going to be, and you want to be able to do it in the matches, Shelton said. Hopefully, itll help us as we prepare for Florida State this coming week. Ryan Jones / Alligator Freshman Christian Mercer (25) attempts a shot during Floridas 87-54 victory against Alabama on Sunday in the OConnell Center. TRACK AND FIELD GORDON STREISANDAlligator WriterSteady improvement and solid outings seem to be themes Personal bests fueled Florida to one of its most complete performances of the season at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. Sophomore sprinter Dedric Dukes, who was named the invitational MVP, had the most impressive race. Dukes, a natural outdoor runner, set a Husker Invitational record in the 200 meters with a time of 20.95, breaking the previous record of 20.96. Im very proud of Dedric and his performances this weekend, coach Mike Holloway said. He executed two good races this weekend, and hes just getting started. Hes continuing to become accustomed to running indoors, but its foreign to him. Youth continues to be the driving force behind the Gators consistent success. Freshmen sprinters Arman Hall and Shayla Sanders each set personal bests this weekend. Hall set his in the 400 meters while Sanders set hers in both the 60 and 200 meters. Im very proud of Arman and Shayla but not surprised, Holloway said. Theyre them focused heading into championship season. Despite its youth presence, Floridas upperclassmen put on a solid performance. Juniors Lorraine Graham and Ciarra Brewer had standout performances for the Gators during the weekend. Graham and Brewer placed second and third in the long jump, respectively. For freshman sprinter Kyra Jefferson, the upperclassmen have been a beacon for what to expect at college meets. Theyve helped me with some of the ins and outs about meets and tracks and how its going to be when we actually go, Jefferson said last week. Florida managed to win three events this weekend. Dukes took the 200 meters, Hall won the 400 meters, and sophomore jumper Ciarra Brewer earned the title in the triple jump. Im very proud of the team as a whole, Holloway said. We had lots of personal records and season bests this weekend. We just have to keep remembering how we got to this point. Were getting into the championship portion of our season and with hard work and a lot of effort, those efforts will lead us where we want to go.Gators achieve three personal bests during Husker InviteDukes Victory marks Floridas fourth sweep TENNIS, from page 13 HOOPS, from page 1314-point win closest in SEC play UF was 2-6 in Januaryconvincing fashion in a way this team knows that theyre capable of winning games. Florida led 43-23 at halftime folhalf. After struggling to limit the SECs top three-point shooter three days prior Missouris Morgan Eye connected on four threes in a 6964 victory the Gators regrouped to slow another of the conferences top three point threats. Shafontaye Myers, whose 27 threes in conference play equaled Floridas team total, was held to 1-of11 shooting from the three-point line We did a great job on defense, Butler said. A great victory for us to have held them defensively the way that we did because they challenge you in a lot of ways. Mercer said the team made a concerted effort to bring a changed outlook into February. The results paid We had a changed mindset, Mercer said. I honestly came out their with the mindset that we were the No. 1-ranked team and played ball. Butler hopes the renewed mindset and better result will be a catalyst of the season. Three of UFs seven remaining opponents are ranked. We wanted to snap the losing streak however we could, Butler said. For it to look like this is cer tainly best-case scenario. I think we played one of our most complete ball games. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org ALABAMA, from page 13 The more we are able to make the plays and execute, the better were going to be, and you want to be able to do it in the matches.Bryan Shelton UF coachKelly Logan / Alligator S taffSenior Billy Federhofer returns a volley during Floridas 5-2 win against Miami on Jan. 19 at Linder Stadium. UF Bask etball MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15


16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator WriterCoach Rhonda Faehn used three all-around gymnasts against Arkansas to help Florida register its highest season. Freshman Bridget Sloan and AllAmericans Ashanee Dickerson and The trio helped the Gators post The season-high scores on the Prior to their matchup with the in the NCAA in balance beam and With Dickerson and Sloan comJan. 18. With Dickerson and Sloan competing all-around again against Ar depth early. the normal all-around competitor was limited to just the bars. But the lineup combinations put through with an injury-ridden roster. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter what the circumstances, no matter what the lineup, doing a phenomenal job, Faehn said. gia, No. 16 Kentucky, No. 10 Minthe Gators held a 6-1 record against those teams. a national title again this year, theyll to beat the Razorbacks. meet, which was passion, Sloan said. We really showed how much Kelly Logan/ Alligator StaffFreshman Bridget Sloan performs her beam routine in Floridas 197.65-196.025 win against Auburn on Jan. 25 at home. GYMNASTICSSeason-high marks propel UF to win No matter what is thrown at them, no matter what the circumstances, no matter what the lineup, everyone is capable of going out and doing a phenomenal job,Rhonda FaehnUF coach