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ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff WriterTom McNamara never left a Gators game disappointed. The Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting has studied players since 1994. McNamara began evaluating former Gators catcher Mike Zunino since the Cape Coral native was 16. The Mariners selected the Golden Spikes Award winner with the No. 3 pick in last Junes MLB Draft, during which eight other Florida players found new teams. Every time I walked out of the park, I felt good about what I just saw, McNamara said of Zunino. Thats rare. There were games where he hit 0 for 4, but he did a few things behind the plate that stood out. Then there were games where he swung the bat well. I just remembered so many different situations and so many different pitchers. Zunino led Florida to its third straight College World Series appearance in 2012. With Zunino behind the plate, the Gators rode a 2.92 ERA to what seemed like a weekly No. 1 ranking. But with nine Gators gone to chase MLB dreams, the hunted has become the hunter. They began every game in 2012 with a target on their backs. A year after earning the No. 1 preseason ranking, Florida starts 2013 ranked 17th. Florida has 14 new players and replaces seven starters after losing 20 players to the draft during the past two years. A fourth straight College World Series appearance may hinge on the play of Zuninos replacement 19-year-old sophomore Taylor Gushue. The Gators new catcher skipped his senior season of high school to enroll early at Florida. He made an immediate impact. Boca Raton Calvary Christian Academys all-time home run leader went State Fullerton on Feb. 17 at McKethan Stadium. Against Miami on March 3 at Alex Rodriguez Park during his ninth career game, he sent a ball into the third level of a parking garage behind the Consistency and power escaped Gushue once he started Southeastern Conference play. For once, the freshman couldnt hit. He batted .143 and drove in seven runs against SEC pitching. It was different. It was nothing I have ever experienced before, Gushue said. Coming from high school and always having success, its not what I was used to. Coming into this year, I have a whole new perspective on how to deal with it. There will be no room for error from run producers like Gushue, senior Vickash Ramjit and sophomore Casey Turgeon with a lineup built on bunts, walks and stolen bases. in our lineup, it was unmatched, Gushue said. We have so much more speed than we had last year. runs. Floridas star power at the plate and on the mound was a rarity. Staff ace Hudson Randall is playing with the Detroit Tigers organization. Gone with Randall are the Atlanta natives country twang and calm demeanor. Lumbering Brian Johnson gave Florida a towering lefty starter and a power bat. Closer Austin Maddox and his knee-buckling slider are with the Boston Red Sox. fessional pitching. Tuckers legacy survives in a newly added protective hit batting practice pitches to Keys Complex, the school dormitory located across the street more than 400 feet away from home plate. The characters from the most successful three-year run in Florida history are gone. none bigger than at catcher. Were getting some very good players, but we are losing some as well. Thats the nature of the world we live in, coach Kevin OSullivan said. When you dissect our team and what their strengths are, we can run, we are athletic and we are going to do that. You can certainly win. Gushue showed he could hit last season. But now he has to do it while catching a young and depleted pitching staff. With junior right-hander Karsten Whitson reportedly out for the year starting pitchers in the weekend rotation. Freshman right-hander Tucker Simpson will assume Whitsons spot, and sophomore right-hander Justin Shafer will pitch on Sundays. ease reminiscent of another former catcher his coach. OSullivan caught at Virginia from 1990-1991. Zunino labeled OSullivan an invaluable resource. Watching Zunino control the pitching staff last year prepared Gushue for this season. Kendall Rogers, managing editor of baseball scouting service Perfect Game, likened Zunino to 2012 National League MVP Buster Posey when Posey left Florida State in 2008. While Gushue is no Zunino, Rogers sees similar potential in the Gators sophomore catcher. The few times I was able to interview him after games, the guy didnt act like he was a 17 or 18-year-old, Rogers said of Gushue. That is a kind of a consistent trait they look for in catchers. 26. More scouts showed up last season for a glimpse of the Murderers Row of hitters. One departing player in particular leaves the most glaring void. You walk into the (Minor League) clubhouse and hes right in the middle of the clubhouse basically days after he gets there, and acts like hes been there for three months, McNamara said of Zunino. The trouble is, the nine Gators now playing professional baseball left behind a clubhouse at McKethan Stadium full of youth and inexperience. at 7 p.m. Would I love to have Zunino back? Yeah, absolutely. But Im very proud of who we have right now and what weve been able to do, OSullivan said. This team has got a chance to be very successful. It is just going to be in a different way. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org.FIRST PITCH Sports Editor Joe Morgan Cover illustration photos David Carr Cover design David Carr, Aundre Larrow and Landon Watnick Alligator, Friday, February 15, 2013Alligator File Photo / David Carr Alligator File Photo / David Carr The Replacements C Mike Zunino C Taylor Gushue (So.)* SS Nolan Fontana SS Richie Martin (Fr.)* CF Daniel Pigott OF Harrison Bader (Fr.)* RF Preston Tucker INF/OF Vickash Ramjit (Sr.)* No. 1 starter RHP Hudson Randall RHP Jonathon Crawford (Jr.)* No. 2 starter LHP Brian Johnson RHP Tucker Simpson (Fr.)* Closer RHP Austin Maddox RHP Johnny Magliozzi (So.)* Reliever RHP Greg Larson RHP Keenan Kish (Jr.)* Reliever LHP Steven Rodriguez LHP Daniel Gibson (Jr.)*Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff* Indicates potential replacements The Replacements C Mike Zunino C Taylor Gushue (So.)* SS Nolan Fontana SS Richie Martin (Fr.)* CF Daniel Pigott OF Harrison Bader (Fr.)* RF Preston Tucker INF/OF Vickash Ramjit (Sr.)* No. 1 starter RHP Hudson Randall RHP Jonathon Crawford (Jr.)* No. 2 starter LHP Brian Johnson RHP Tucker Simpson (Fr.)* Closer RHP Austin Maddox RHP Johnny Magliozzi (So.)* Reliever RHP Greg Larson RHP Keenan Kish (Jr.)* Reliever LHP Steven Rodriguez LHP Daniel Gibson (Jr.)* Indicates potential replacements Florida replacing nine departed players in 2013Out within with oldthenewthe


VOLUME 107 ISSUE 100 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Study finds meth causes brain damageResearchers studied the effects on animals, pg 3. UF charges to the top of national Peace Corps rankingsUF was previously ranked No. 4, pg 5. 71 /44Hot rod owners show off cars for heroes this weekend in Haile PlantationThe car show is free to the public, pg 3. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 7 CROSSWORD 9 SPORTS 11Columnist Greg Luca says junior Casey Prather softens the blow of Florida losing Will Yeguete to injury. Read the story on page 11. ANDREW KAYSAlligator Contributing Writer miles. the Earths. mans to see it. Earth. Jordan Abright / AlligatorThrees CompanyLauren Hoefer, 20, Channing Malz, 20, and Cornelius Pride, 24, rehearse a dance for Dance 2013: Drop in the Squitieri Studio Theatre on Wednesday night. Dance 2013: Drop premieres today at WORLD VICTORIA FORSTAlligator Contributing Writer SNAP app frustrates some riders Large asteroid to skirt Earth today THE INCIDENTS WERE IN JANUARY. KATHRYN VARNAlligator Writer robberies in the area. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org.Two arrested in connection with consecutive Midtown robberiesSEE SNAP, PAGE 4 If there are some asteroids out there that can change course and come to Earth, there should be plans that at least would be able to save the planet from major destruction.Shiwangi MishraUF microbiology and cell science sophomoreRideCell being phased out


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 100 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 TODAYFORECASTWHATS HAPPENING? Graduate professor honored There will be a celebration honoring the contributions of graduate research professor Howard M. Johnson at the Straughn Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Johnson has served on the council for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has had continuous NIH support for more than 30 years. He has published more than 290 journal articles and has presented at countless scientific forums. Acupuncture Chinese New Year Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine will celebrate the Chinese New Year with an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn about Chinese medicine with demonstrations including acupuncture, tui na, cupping, auricular therapy and qigong. Tour the college and acupuncture clinic, listen to music and meet faculty, students and alumni. For more information, call 352371-2833, or visit 1000 NE 16th Ave., Building F. Night Across the Street at the Hipp Cinema Night Across the Street, from Chilean director Ral Ruiz, will begin showing at the Hippodrome Cinema, 25 SE Second Place, at 7 p.m. The film follows an office worker who is on the verge of retirement as he begins to relive real and imagined memories from his life. Buy tickets at www.thehipp.org, or call 352-375-HIPP. Florida Swing Dancing Clubs Valentines Dance The Florida Swing Dancing Club will host its annual Valentines Swing Dance at the Unified Training Center, 809 W. University Ave. Dancers and non-dancers are welcome to dance the Phi Kappa Tau presents Safe Sets for the Kids On Saturday, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity will host its third annual philanthropy, Safe Sets for the Kids, a volleyball tournament to benefit SeriousFun Childrens Network. SeriousFun hosts summer camps around the world for terminally ill children. The event will be at noon Saturday at the Florida Gym. Teams will consist of members of the Panhellenic Council who will compete in a single-elimination volleyball tournament. On Wednesday, Bella Donnas Italian Eatery will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to the philanthropy if customers mention Phi Kappa Tau when they order. For information, email vicepresident@ufphitau. com. 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. night away to the tunes of DJ Chad Big Daddy Young. New dancers can attend a beginners lesson at 8 p.m., and the dance will be from 9 p.m. to midnight. The dance costs $5 and includes food. Check out the Florida Swing Dancing Club on Facebook for more information. Hackathon Gainesville Hackerspace downtown will host a 24hour Hackathon at noon Saturday. The events purpose is to put a new interface atop the site www.txttag.me and to create mobile apps for it. Programmers and graphic designers are invited, and people who dont think they can do it themselves can 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. More information and the sign-up sheet can be found at www.txttag.me/ hackathon. Run for Your Heart 5K Support heart health at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Albert Ray Massey Westside Park. This race is in support of National Heart Awareness Month, and all proceeds benefit the Operation Heart Foundation. Registration is available at www.active. com. Registration is $15 before race day and $20 on race day.PARTLY CLOUDY 71/44 PARTLY CLOUDY 66/33 SUNNY 58/32 PARTLY CLOUDY 69/47 THUNDER STORMS 77/51 TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 THE CAR SHOW IS FREE. KATHY PIERREAlligator Contributing WriterYour car must be 30 years old or older to ride. Ride through Gainesville, that is, during the second annual Hot Rodding for Heroes car show this weekend. The event starts this afternoon with a golf tournament at the Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club, located at 9905 SW 44th Ave. On Saturday, participants will drive their antique cars from Santa Fe College to the Haile Plantation Village Center. The tour will end with a car show. Adam Brown, board member for the event, said 300 cars par ticipated in last years event. He said he expects this years number of participants to go up. As with most car events, he said, most people just kind of decide the day or night before. The events goal is to raise money for the Veterans Bridge Scholarship, Brown said. The award will go to veterans enrolling at either SFC or UF after returning home from overseas and receiving the GI Bill. When you separate from the military and start school, its obviously a huge change of life, said Danny Makowsky, vice president of the SFC Collegiate Veterans Society. Watching the show is free to the public. About 10,000 people attended last year. If you dont own a classic car, you can still come out and enjoy it, Brown said.Hot rod owners show off cars for heroesRESEARCH SOFIA RATTESAlligator Contributing WriterMethamphetamine might get people higher a higher risk for long-term damage to the brain, that is. A recent study on methamphetamine and its long-term effects questions the recovery process for addicts. Habibeh Khoshbouei, an associate professor of neuroscience in the UF College of Medicine along with Ashley North of Meharry Medical College and their colleagues studied mice that were induced into meth addiction, examined their behavior and looked at the activity in the hippocampus, a region of the brain involved in memory retention and formation. The researchers studied the effects of meth on the animals and the impact on the animals change in behavior after they stopped receiving the drug, Khoshbouei said. They also wanted to see the changes in brain chemistry due to meth addiction. The study resulted in the mice that took meth not having any changes in their hippocampal activity. Their observed behaviors did not change. Researchers also examined the mice after they stopped taking the drug. The animals experiencing withdrawal showed changes in memory. These effects were seen two weeks after withdrawal began, which is equivalent to one year of withdrawal in humans. The results tell us that when you treat drug addicts, you should consider the short-term treatment if you want to give them drugs or counseling but weve got to know that because of the long-term consequences, Khoshbouei said, they should consider addiction as a chronic disease and as a changing of biology, so we have to treat these people who are drug addicts for a longer period of time. Khoshbouei compared the changes that occurred in the brains of mice experiencing meth withdrawal to neurological changes seen in degenerative brain disor ders. The good news is addiction is a treatable condition, but the bad news is that exposure to methamrisk of long-term disease changes in the memory and hippocampal activity, Khoshbouei said. She said exposure to methamphetamine and drugs in general is very toxic. Hayley Kamin, a 25-year-old UF doctoral student studying developmental psychology, said people have to accept withdrawal will be a long-term process. You have to remember that it is a period, and it is going to take time, and you have to be willing to accept some of the negative or unpleasant effects of making that life change, she said.Khoshbouei


ELENI KOUVATSOSAlligator Contributing WriterTimothy Bird loves watching action-packed thrillers and spending time on his computer. But he is not your average 23-year-old. He doesnt have a drivers license, cant text his friends or sing in the shower. In fact, he cant even take a shower. At 7 years old, Timothy was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that causes rapid muscle degeneration in the body. His mother, Dee Bird, said she didnt know she was a carrier of the genetic disorder when she gave birth to her son. He couldnt ride a bike, she said. He couldnt climb stairs. wheelchair since age 10, Timothy graduated from Sebring High School in Sebring, Fla., and was accepted to UF in 2007. that Fall but had to take the next semester off because of his health. When Timothy returned to school in the Fall of 2008, he studied to become a veterinarian but switched his major to history. Thats when he got really sick, Dee Bird, 52, said. Timothy was in the hospital with pneumonia for two weeks during that semester. It was then that he lost his ability to swallow, and he became weaker, she said. Despite this setback, he still completed the semester. Hes brilliant, Dee Bird said. He passed all his classes with As and Bs. Timothy, however, has not returned to school since 2008. Today, he relies on a ventilator to breathe and cant move his arms or legs. He has trouble talking, and when he does speak, his words are a raspy whisper. His mother enlists nurses, like Valerie Evans, to come to their west Gainesville apartment to help Timothy brush his teeth, change his clothes, bathe him and feed him through a tube connected to his small intestine through his abdomen. Evans often brings her teacup Yorkshire terrier, Lenny, to the Birds residence. When he is not lying in bed, Timothy sits in his wheelchair with pillows piled on his lap to support his arms. Lenny then climbs up on the pillows, lies close to Timothy and licks his face. Although having dogs around the house is good company, Evans said she wishes Timothy had more young people visit him. Im 63, she said. Im no fun. People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy typically live into their 20s, but with the right equipment, they will live to their 30s, according to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Birds cant afford the proper equipment for Timothys medical necessities. Dee Bird said she is hosting a series of penny drives, called Pennies for Timothy, to raise money for the from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Gainesville Mini Market, located at 7208 W. University Ave. One item Bird needs is a ramp to load his wheelchair into his moms truck. Without it, Dee Bird said she cant take her son anywhere without calling a van service three days in advance. When the doctor wants him in of getting him there, she said. Donations can also be made at www.muscles4timothy.org. 4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffTimothy Bird, 23, gets a haircut from his mother, Dee Bird, in their west Gainesville apartment Feb. 5. Timothy attended UF for two semesters, studying microbiology and then history. LOCAL KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator WriterIn the wake of the International Olympics Committees decision earlier this week to drop wrestling from the 2020 games, Gainesville athletes and experts are expressing concern over the impacts of the decision. Throwing out wrestling might not only disappoint viewers, but it could discourage young athletes from pursuing the sport, said Josh Weinberg, a 20-year-old biology sophomore and captain of UFs wrestling club. I think wrestling is a sport that changes lives, he said. I think that kids ... wont do it because they wont be able to go as far as they want to. However, Gainesville High School wrestling head coach Ryland Wagner said it shouldnt discourage young wrestlers because most are dreaming of short-term goals such as becoming a high school champion. I dont feel like it will affect the kids individually across the board, he said. Its very rare that you get a kid saying, My goal is to be an Olympic champion. Zaman Abbas, a 22-year-old sport management senior and vice president of UFs wrestling ized. turned, he said. Kyriaki Kaplanidou, an assistant professor in UFs department of tourism, recreation and sport management, said cutting wrestling is a Theres a contradiction because wrestling is a historical component of the games themselves, she said. She said the cut is partially to cater to a younger Olympics viewing audience. The committee examined TV ratings and ticket sales, she said, to gauge the audiences interest levels in different sports and found wrestling lagging. It has been short-listed with seven other sports, including karate, wakeboarding, softball and baseball, according to an International Olympics Committee release. Kaplanidou said an international wrestling organization is taking the clue and discussing what needs to be done to appeal to a younger demographic.Athletes wrestle with Olympic drop THEY SOUGHT PASSAGE OF THE FAIR FOOD AGREEMENT. ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterThe Rev. Les Singleton held a disassembled hamburger and pointed at its single, tiny tomato slice. He was part of a protest Thursday afternoon attempting to encourage Wendys to pay farm workers a fair wage for the tomatoes they pick. Youd have to use a whole bag full of hamburgers to go through a pound of tomatoes, and were asking for a penny a pound, said Singleton, a 70-year-old pastor. Singleton and about ten others were at the Wendys on 1711 N. Main St., on behalf of the Gainesville chapter of the Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The two groups sought passage of the Fair Food Agreement, said Richard MacMaster, a retired UF history professor. He said Thursdays goal was to push for Wendys to agree to the same deal other companies have. MacMaster said about 95 percent of tomato growers back the agreement, but its success depends on buyers support. Candy Herrera, a 27-year-old UF Latin American studies graduate student, said about 80 percent of all tomatoes purchased in the U.S. are grown in Immokalee. All the processes that go into getting the food there so conveniently for you ... comes at the disenfranchise ment of other people, she said.Wendys protestors want fair wages for farm work Gainesville mother hopes for change for wheelchair-bound sonThe developers are working to accommodate smartphone-less riderstheir van is there or that it waited for them. Ashley Armbruster said the new system is easy for people with smartphones. You just use your Gatorlink to log in, and you can track your van through it and dont have to worry about missing a call because the letic training junior said. Unfortunately, we dont have the capability to notify people who dont have smartphones. So, thats a really big downfall to the system because not the entire population has smartphones. Kyle Rodriguez said he thinks the new system is inconvenient. Even when they did call you and said the driver was on his way, you had to wait a UF sustainability and the built environment sophomore. Totuit, the company that developed the app, is aware of the issues and concerns of students who do not own a smartphone. Castronover said the company is working on an upgrade to the program that will allow a text message or a phone call to notify students their van has arrived. Part of the problem is its a very small per centage of the student population that doesnt have smartphones, Castronover said. The SNAP app provides users an easier way to request a ride, shows where their van is on a map and gives an estimated time of ar rival. Its really much more functional, Castronover said. Its super, super quick and super, super easy three clicks and done. SNAP, from page 1Hes a former UF studentWeinberg


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 LOCAL MICHELLE JACKSONAlligator Contributing WriterLocal artists will showcase their artwork to Gainesville area residents this weekend dur ing the sixth annual Winter Fine Art Fair at Tioga Town Center in Newberry. The event will showcase about 80 artists from North Central Florida and will feature live entertainment and local food, said Roz Miller, public relations director for the Winter Fine Art Fair at Tioga committee. Its a very festive weekend, she said. All we need is for the weatherman to cooperate. The art fair is produced by the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, said co-show director Sharon Vogel. This year, the committee chose to feature ist for the event to honor his 50th birthday, Vogel said. The event will last three days, starting Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continuing Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Miller said the art fair committee selects and invites the artists who can participate. On Saturday, Michigan artist Janis Madias will judge each artists showcase, Miller said. Winners will split a $2,000 cash prize. Miller added she expects about 15,000 people to attend the art fair over the next three days. People especially like Friday night because they can get an early jump on their weekend activities and can stop by on their way home from work, she said.Local artists display works in winter art fair this weekend UF WAS PREVIOUSLY RANKED NO. 4. KATIE BURNSAlligator Contributing WriterAs many graduates prepare for jobs requiring suits and high heels, 107 UF alumni are having experiences where boots and backpacks are the norm. UF ranks No. 1 on Peace Corps 2013 Top Colleges for large schools. versity of Washington. However, budget and contract tional Center without a designated recruiter this year, said David Sammons, dean of the UF International Center. We very much value the oppor tunity for our students to consider Peace Corps as an option when they graduate, and we would like to continue to be a major contributor of volunteers, Sammons said. held the No. 1 spot, according to a Peace Corps press release. UF was ranked No. 4 last year. There are 107 undergraduate alumni from UF serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers. Students are drawn to Peace Corps for a sense of service and an interest in humanitarian effort, said Alethea Parker, Peace Corps public affairs specialist for the Southeast region. Chad Chernet, a returning Peace Corps volunteer who is now a recruiter for the organization, graduated from UF in 1999. As an alumni of the University of Florida, it does not come to a surprise to me that UF is currently ranked No. 1 in currently serving volunteers because the Student Body has always put others before themselves, he said. Parker said the recruiter previously assigned to UF did a great job. He is excited about the possibilities Chernet brings to a campus. Chernet said he thinks Peace service that is close to the heart of the Gator Nation. Im certain that UF will remain committed to volunteer work, both internally and domestically, and is going to serve as a leader in the area of community development, he said.UF charges to the top of national Peace Corps rankingsMadias This ranking illustrates the well-rounded character of the students at the University of Florida...Chad ChernetPeace Corps recruiter


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator EditorialFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 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 feel safe walking around Midtown alone?48% YES 52% NO61 TOTAL VOTESThursdays question: Will you be my Valentine?Letters to the EditorActivity and service fees: an involuntary Ponzi schemeHow many graduate students have gone to any of the concerts paid for with student fees? How many routinely attend any of the guest speakers paid for at least in part with the fees? I and many other graduate students would have loved to have been part, but we could not attend. As graduate stucompose manuscripts for submission to journals and pur sue research. In addition, as graduate assistants, we grade assignments, teach courses and mentor undergraduates so they obtain the best chances of succeeding in an increasingly competitive marketplace. For those of us unable to obtain fellowships or assistantships, we maintain outside employment so we can pay tuition, rent, and activity and service fees. We miss out on many of the things funded through the Student Government budget not because we have to. There is a gross inequity with regard to the types of activities and events sponsored by SG and paid for in part for the Graduate Student Council came entirely from graduate student contributions, GSCs budget would account for less than 3 percent of graduate student contributions. It is both puzzling and problematic that an organization with an interest in promoting graduate student research would receive such a small share of graduate funds with the remainder going instead to nonacademic activities with little relevance to graduate pursuits. Florida law obligates SG to long, graduate students have paid for activities they may never use or enjoy. As the graduate assistants union demonstrated the lack of transparency and burden imposed by fees, it is time that SG recognizes these faults in its administration. Graduate students deserve to have their money spent in better ways with increased attention to their interests, even if it means SG giving every graduate student a refund for their fees. Students should get what they pay for. The Students Party and I believe this is a reasonable recient and effective use of their student fees. Senate candidate with the Students PartyQualifications still matter in Student GovernmentAs a director for the Multicultural Affairs Cabinet, making this campus more inclusive. In fact, all of cabinet is devoted to bringing relevant programming to the Student Body in order to foster In order to effectively represent the Student Body and run the cabinet effectively, the Student Body vice It takes more than a couple of weeks in Senate to vital part of our Student Government. When I learned Jenna Goldman was the Students Party vice presidential candidate, I thought to myself about what a disservice she is doing to the students at the University of Florida. I was enraged at party leaders that they would offer It would be unfair to the students for her to be elected vice president. She is not be prepared in how to run a whole branch of government let alone a single cabinet. advising directors of cabinet. During SG elections this upcoming Tuesday and Wednesday, I hope the Student Body votes based on Jenna Goldman is not the best choice for Student Body vice president. When voting, I encourage students to look at the facts. There is too much to lose if the wrong decision is made. Ricky Salabarria Director for Multicultural Affairs Its the most election-y time of the year. With kids passing out most election-y time of the year. Welcome to the just-put-in-your-headphones-or-carry-a-lotof-things-or-look-really-sad-or-angry-or-use-that-time-to-callyour-mom edition of...Darts & Laurelsne of the biggest manhunts in recent history ended this week, and theres kind of no one to claim the $1 million where better and more available mental health care in this country would have prevented deaths and injuries. We give a takea-deep-breath-everyone-and-calm-down DART to Christopher Dorner. like our grandpa who actually cares about the country and isnt too racist. (Dont look at @ElBloombito on Twitter.) This week, virtually impossible to recycle and never biodegrades is Styrowhy-the-rent-is-too-damn-high LAUREL to Bloomberg. the best time to be concerned about overzealous gun nuts in this country. We give a at-least-the-movie-is-rated-high-enoughthat-not-every-kid-will-grow-up-watching-mindless-violence DART to Bruce Willis. Maybe hang up the ol acting hat. Imageases is sweeping the country, with over 20 million new cases week, so the number probably increased by a ton. We give a well-youre-young-youre-allowed-to-have-irresponsible-fun FLART to American youth. Lets just try to tone it down a bit, folks. Wed like to take this time to remind you that some people are entirely not very honest at heart. This is about the email from liaison between the Swamp Party and its fraternity house repfrom everyone in their rosters and supply the party with a $250 Take two minutes to sit down and think if you want to elect a party that cant even secretly email correctly. We give a dontlet-us-tell-you-what-to-do-but-also-remember-the-Unite-Party DART to


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QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-1201, 213-3901 4-24-13-72-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-2413-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-11-13-167-2 Double your pleasure in our spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath apartments. Individual leasing available! Mention this ad for $0 move in fees!! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 4-24-72-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. $425 to $545. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 4-2413-72-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 4-24-13-72-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! A true 1/1 close but far enough away from the ruckus of the student ghetto. No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 4-24-13-72-2 LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $665. Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-3 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 4-24-13-72-2PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-28-13-38-2 2BR/1BA, Cent A/C, mobile home on shady lot on busline. Laundry room. No pets. From $355-$420/mo. Incl water. 1st 1/2 month free rent. Vacant lots also available 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 4-24-83-2 $500 Walk 1 block to Shands, vet sch, campus. $50 of utils paid, 1 BR apt. Carpeted, tiled, spotless, pool, parking, quiet, prefer mature quiet tenants, cats allowed, 352 284 3873 or postj@bellsouth.net. Available. 2-22-13-35-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-300-1294 2-28-13-30-2 QUIET AFFORDABLE LIVING Immediate 1/1, 2/1s Call for Newly Reduced Rates! 1/2 mi to UF, 3 bus routes Midtown parking, bike trail to UF www.FrederickGardens.com 4-24-13-61-2 One Bedrooms from $350, Two bedrooms from $450, close Sante Fe, I75, Oaks Mall, RTS 75 Call Today 352-332-5070 3-11-13-30-2 2,3,4 & 5BR HOUSES, BLOCKS TO UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352359-3341/359-5584 2-28-11-27-2 UPPER WESTSIDESpacious 1 & 2 bdrm luxury apts. Walking distance to UF & stadium. Now leasing for fall 2013. Free Hi-Speed internet. Parking avail. 328 NW 14th Street 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com 4-24-13-55-2SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $399. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com 4-24-13-55-2 $450 clean, quiet, spacious 1 br apt w/private patio, green space, trees, busline or bike to campus or downtown. No noise, see to appreciate.Available. Cats allowed. 1825 NW 10th St. 352 284 3873 2-22-13-21-2 HOUSE FOR RENT 3242 NW 11th St. 2BR/1BA, W/D, Large separate garage & fenced backyard. Avail April 1st. $775/ mo, $975 sec dep. Pets ok (w/ add'l fee). Call 352-371-3473. please leave message. 2-22-13-20-2 One block to UF! 2bed/2.5 bath townhouse. Washer/Dryer/DW/woodfloors, large kitchen, guaranteed parking included. Call Todd at 352-514-4915 www.forrentgainesville.com 3-12-13-20-2 LARGE 2BR/2BA HOUSEw/ WD hook-up. Close to UF. 1103 NW 4th St. $775/mo + $300 sec. Pets ok. Call 352332-8481 or 352-359-1644 3-12-13-20-2 1/1's w/ ROOM TO BREATH. Clean & quiet near UF. Centrally located. Call 352372-5400 for more into. 2/1 BIG FRONT YARD. $40 moves you in. Available now. Call 352-275-4889 3-1313-20-2 3BR/3BA newer house with Garage, fenced yard. Close to UF/Shands, shopping, bus route. Open floor plan/cathedral ceilings, W/D, lawn maintenace, pest control, quiet neighborhood. Avail April, $1575/month. Contact 352-246-5958, tonyc@kinetixpt.com 2-28-13-15-2 6 Bed 3.5 bath compound near UF & grocery. 4,200 SF. Huge lot and fenced yard. Laundry, new paint, updates, greenhouse. Pets ok. Large garage with loft. $3,500 Call 352 514 2039 2-26-13-10-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2/1 Apt 204 NW 18 St. $1200 4/2 house 610 NW 34 Ter $1400 2-28-13-11-2 LG 1BR 1BA Condo $695mo Close to UF,SHANDS,VA 1st,Last,& sec.deposit,no pets Many amenities call 352-262-1331 2-19-13-3-2 COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA, furnished common area. Individual leases available. Main bus route. Unit next to pool. $375/room/mo incl all utils & internet. Available mid-May. 561-718-7637 or 561-582-1031 3-21-1320-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Beautifully renovated, furnished condo,1 mile from UF, $359/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool + fitness room and on bus route, Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871 2-28-13-43-4 $329/month, unfurnished 1BR in a 2BR/1.5 bath student apartment, near SW 13th/ Archer Road, includes internet, utilities, no pets/smoking, call or text 443-939-6198 2-15-3-4 Room available 2/6/13. 8-yr old brick home in Country Way in town of Newberry. Quiet, safe, private BR/BA w/ full privileges. $525/ mo + 1/2 utils. 1st & last @ signing. Serious inquiries only. Call 732-672-8420 2-20-135-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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8, ALLIGATOR NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-24-72-5 Condo Auction-Overlooking Destin FL harbor-luxurious 2420+/sq ft, furnished unit in East Pass Towers with guaranteed owner financing. March 1, 1:00pm. See website for detail,terms, virtual tour: gtauctions.com, 205.326.0833, Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc.,G.W. Thagard, Business AB2100,Broker BK3009116, Auctioneer AU2846. 2-15-1-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-24-13-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-24-13-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-24-13-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-24-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-24-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-24-13-72-6 LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET, In Original Plastic, Never Used Org. $3,000, sacrifice $975.-CHERRY BEDROOM SET, Solid Wood, new in factory boxes--$895. Can Deliver. Bill (813)298-0221. 2-15-1-6 WALK-IN BATHTUBS Save an addi tional $500 in February! Buy NOW! Local Company, Made in the USA. Call Before You Fall! (800)317-8827 for Pricing or http://www. sbstubs.com/. 2-15-1-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-24-13-72-10GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-24-13-72-10 BOOKS: Clumsy Hearts, a slightly misguid ed romance, will elevate author Hysteria Molt to the ranks of Keats, Hemingway, and Poe. They will not appreciate the company. Available via Amazon.com. 2-22-13-10-10 I Love My RV Sale 6 Days Only Feb 12-17 Motor Homes, Trailers, 5th Wheels, Van Campers. Bring your Trade, Title and Payment Book! $AVE BIG NOW R.V. World Inc. of Nokomis 2110 U.S. 41, Nokomis, FL I-75 Exit 195 1-800-262-2182 www.rvworldinc.com 2-15-1-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. MOTORCYCLE TIRE SALE SPORT, STREET, CRUISER, OFF-ROAD. OVER 400 TIRES IN STOCK. MENTION THIS AD FOR $10.OO OFF. RPM MOTORCYCLES 352-377-697 4-2472-11 4-24-13-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. Daily pickups. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in Gville! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 376-6275. RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-24-13-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 4-24-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES Closest to campus. MMI Certified Mechanics for Motorcycles and experienced scooter mechanics. Lowest prices. Friendly service. 633 NW 13th Street, 373-8823, www.swampcycles.com 4-2458-11 New 2009 UM 250 motorcycle, never ridden or filled. 80 mpg. Hurry only 2 left. $2999. 2006 Vulcan vn750. Only 12,218 miles. $3999. Call Steve 352-328-7236 or David 352-414-6337 2-22-13-10-11


ALLIGATOR CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-24-72-12 We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 4-24-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $1000 AND UP! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! VEHICLES $1000 & UP!! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 94 Ford Ex;lorer $1000 94 Mazda Protege $1500 96 Cadillac Deville $1500 98 Cadillac Catera $1999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 95Honda Civic $3999 96 Honda Accord $3999 00 Hyundai Elantra $4999 95 Lexus GS300 $4999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 03 Chevy Impala $5999 99 Honda Accord $4999 04 Saturn Ion $6999 02 Buick Lesabre $6999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECKS!!! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY!!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! WILL FINANCE ANYONE!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Nissan Sentra $6999 02 Toyota Corolla $6999 06 Mits Galant $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $8999 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Volvo S40 $8999 04 Ford F150 $8999 03 Nissan Frontier $9999 06 Chevy Silverado $9999 352-375-9090 4-24-54-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 4-24-13-72-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-24-72-13UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-24-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 2-28-13-72-13 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted.CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 4-24-13-72-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.


10, ALLIGATOR BOOKKEEPER FULL TIME POSITIONThe Independent Florida Alligator is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to training students in their majors and provid ing UF and the Gainesville community with an unbiased, informative newspaper. We are currently looking for a detailed, organized and motivated person as a Fulltime Bookkeeper. Associates degree in a business/accounting related field required. Experience preferred. Must be experienced with QB or another accounting software program. Microsoft Office is necessary. Duties include: A/R; A/P; entering / recording deposits; ordering / maintaining supplies for all depts.; updating / creating reports in Excel; some use of Access database; interviewing, hiring and training students as clerks; collections; processing credit applications; answering phones; paper accuracy; customer service; other assignments as necessary. Benefits include paid holidays, excellent working environment, and health/dental insurance is available. Must work within and meet daily deadlines. Modest salary, no weekends, day shift. With resume, send cover letter which must include salary history and requirements to be considered. Send to: General Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator, PO Box #14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 or email to: tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls please. EOE BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-24-13-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-24-1372-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 10 August 3. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 www.feyc.org 4-24-13-70-14 Camp Mataponi, a children's summer camp in Maine, has positions available in Land Sports, Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing) Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-15-13-24-14 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 3-29-13-49-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Smokers are needed to participate in a brief research study. Participants will be asked to meet with researchers on the University of Florida campus for about 30 minutes. You may be compensated for your participation. If interested, call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or email us at ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 2-28-20-14STUDY and EARN EXTRA CASH!Looking for undergrads to promote a new academic networking website. For details contact: lucas@wikigrads.com 2-15-13-10-14 Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com. EOE 2-15-1-14 Drivers Class A Flatbed HOME EVERY WEEKEND! Pay 37/mi, Both ways, FULL BENEFITS, Requires 1 year OTR Flatbed experience. 800-572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport, Jacksonville, FL 2-15-1-14 TIRED OF LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK? There's great earning potential as a Professional Truck Driver! The average Professional Truck Driver earns over $700/wk*! 16-Day CDL Training @ NFCC/Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Training. CALL TODAY! (866)467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012 2-15-1-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $2.50 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-24-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-24-13-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-24-72-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-24-72 15 FOREIGN STUDENTS --THESISI will edit your thesis to correct English grammar and spelling. $25 per hour. 561-2990232 (after 2 pm) 4-24-54-15 Immigration Lawyer Plea agreements with least effect on immigration for noncitizens with criminal charge www.flalitigators.com 352-376-8600 3-120-15 We can't take finals for you but we can keep your personal items safe and secure until you return to Gator Country! Call Now! Access Self Storage 352-337-0602 4-24-13-47-15 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 2-15-1-15 NURSING CAREERS begin here Train in months, not years. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job Placement assistance. Call Centura Institute Orlando (877) 206-6559 2-15-1-15 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-203-3179 www. CenturaOnline.com 2-15-1-15 IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! GUN SHOW Feb 16 & 17. Alachua County Fair Grounds 2900 NE 39th Ave. (near the airport) Admission $7. CWP classes at 10am & 1pm. Info 386-325-6114 2-15-13-5-20 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-24-13-72-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. 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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Golden archesOn Thursday, Florida womens basketball commit Golden Spikes Award Read the story online at alligatorSports.org. David Carr/ Alligator StaffSenior forward Erik Murphy (33) attempts a pass during Floridas 69-52 win against Kentucky on Tuesday in the OConnell Center. Murphy leads the Southeastern Conference in three-point percentage. KATIE AGOSTIN With a little more than a minGators aiming to maintain quality with shot selectionSEE HOOPS, PAGE 12 PHILLIP HEILMAN Florida struggles in paint in road loss to Texas A&MEND OF GREGULATION T Junior holding UF together SEE GREG, PAGE 12 SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 12 Greg Luca UF W omens Bask etball


points and pulled down 10 rebounds for her 12th doubledouble of the season [Bone is] very skilled, Butler said. She never tries to get outside of what shes supposed to do and obviously takes great pride in owning that low block. Texas A&M (20-5, 10-1 SEC) led 34-27 at halftime and used a 20-6 run to open the second half. Bone scored 12 of her 31 points during the stretch. than a minute remaining. My teammates just really did a good job of creating for The Aggies withstood the late run with clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch. Texas A&M made its last nine attempts from the foul line have been Floridas largest comeback win of the season. excusable, the mistakes that we made. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. According to KenPom, the closest comparison to Prather based on his adpo, arguably the most valuable player on But, as UFs leader in steal percentage, has the athletic potential to be the type of game-altering defender the 6-foot-5, Prathers 64.1 shooting percentage may be unsustainably high, but the numgame has come. by his many highlight-reel dunks, hes shown an ability to knock down a midrange jumper and has even hit 2 of 6 from beyond the arc. guard centers the way the 240-pound Yeguete can. But hell make a comparable effort at the other four spots and match Yeguetes impact on the offensive glass. Prather makes up for his defensive by being a better and more involved offensive player. And hes done it while being admittedly less than 100 percent last week are any indication, Prather is still learning to mesh on both ends of the The Gators need defensive, rebounding grinders like Prather and Yeguete. With the very real possibility that Yeguete wont be back, Prather is UFs primary glue guy. Luckily for Florida, hes already proven he can step up, and hes only going to get better. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator. org. 12, ALLIGATOR Javier Edwards / Alligator Jennifer George attempts a shot during Floridas 88-81 loss to Ole Miss on Jan. 24 at the OConnell Center. David Carr/ Alligator StaffJunior forward Casey Prather (24) attempts a shot during Floridas 69-52 win against Kentucky on Tuesday in the OConnell Center. Prather leads Florida in steal percentage GREG, from page 11Senior leads SEC in three-point shootingfrom the perimeter. share it. Whoever has an open shot, just take it. As Florida heads to Auburn on Saturday, it will be relying on Murphys example in shot selection. Murphy cur rently leads the Southeastern Conference in three-point percentage with 49 percent. Although the Gators (20-3, 10-1 SEC) should have no you come off a win or a loss there is always some kind of and the only way you can get better is put the past behind you. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. HOOPS, from page 11 WHOOPS, from page 11Svete had 15 points


JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Staff WriterPitching and defense were supposed to be the Gators foundation this season. cant hit on Wednesday as the program announced that No. 2 starter Karsten Whitson tigue. Perfect Games Kendall Rogers reported Thursday that Whitson will miss the 2013 season after undergoing a procedure per formed by Dr. James Andrews. No. 17 Florida begins the 2013 season against Duke tonight at 7 at McKethan Stadium. Jonathon Crawford will start Friday night. The other two weekend starters have little experience on the mound at the college level. Sophomore Justin Shafer will start on Sunday, and freshman Tucker Simpson will take Whitsons spot on Saturday. Shafer, who played primarily in the outto earning a spot in the weekend rotation. Shafer said on Jan. 31. I just take it easy throwing wise since Ill be pitching more, so I dont throw as much in practice. I just hit, and when were playing in the scrimmages, Before spring practice, the plan had been to use Shafer in relief and call him in from year, Shafer threw just six innings and struck out seven batters with a 4.50 ERA. He made But Shafer was dominant in spring scrimmages. OSullivan said Shafer retired 36 of the 38 batters he faced. Still, OSullivan plans to continue to use Shafer in the outsaid. Justin didnt pitch a whole lot last year, because frankly, we didnt need him OSullivan said the weekend rotation UF will use against Duke is not permanent. OSullivan will evaluate his starters hopes to settle on a rotation before Southeastern Conference play begins in a threegame series against Kentucky on March 15. The 6-foot-6 Simpson was the No. 1 righthanded pitcher and the No. 4 overall player in Alabama in the class of 2012. In addition to a fastball, Simpson throws a curveball, a slider and a changeup. As a high school senior in Oxford, Ala., he posted an ERA of 1.89 and struck out 149 batters in just 83 innings. of Simpsons control. Probably the most important component: hes very competitive. Hes pitched in some big games. Hes been a guy whos been on the national scene for quite some time. Hes certainly ready for Simpson, a freshman, has already developed a reputation within the team. baseman Casey Turgeon said. OSullivan admitted that Simpson is known for playing jokes but said the freshman will have the right mentality on Satur day. Once you cross the white line, hes comContact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. 16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Alligator File Photo / David CarrSophomore Justin Shafer bats during Floridas 6-2 win against Georgia Tech in the NCAA Gainesville Regional on June 2, 2012, at McKethan Stadium. Shafer will begin the season as UFs No. 3 starter and will pitch against Duke on Sunday at noon. Whitsons injury leaves Florida rotation shorthanded We like two-way players.Kevin OSullivanUF coach