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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 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013FORECAST TUESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 79/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/57 MONDAY SUNNY 80/57 SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 72/53 SUNNY 78/57 SATURDAY TODAY VOLUME 108 ISSUE 57 discussion Tuesday at 6 p.m. about wills, trusts, living wills, pet trusts and the other steps to take to reduce the burdens created by the death or incapacity of a loved one. The talk will also focus on what you can do to better provide for the care of pets in the event of your death or disability. A questionand-answer session will follow the talk. It will take place at the Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd Street. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. When youve finished reading, please recycle. Want more news? Check the Alligator out on Facebook ( floridaalligator) and Twitter (@thealligator).WHATS HAPPENING?Shabbat services Join Jewish Gators and alumni in prayer tonight from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at UF Hillel. UF Hillel offers reform, conservative and orthodox services to fulfill everyones religious backgrounds. For more information, contact Rabbi Swedroe at rabbiswedroe@ Following services, UF Hillel provides a free kosher dinner for students. Please register by filling out the Google Doc found on UF Hillels website under Shabbat Reservations. Help recycle at the game Shifts are from 9 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers should meet at the green folding tent outside Gate 2 of the Stephen C. OConnell Center. Look for people wearing Green Team T-shirts. Questions? Email gatorgreenteam@gmail. com. Film at the farm Its a unique, fun-filled evening out on the farm with local nonprofit Forage on Saturday at 6 p.m. Fresh wood-fired pizza by Humble Pie Gainesville, locally brewed beer and farmfresh herbal teas and snacks will be served while you enjoy a family-friendly movie. Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. Childrens tickets are available for $12. Children under 3 are free. Reservations are required. Email anna@, or purchase tickets at foragepizzaandmovie. Fall Harvest Festival The community is invited to attend the first Fall Harvest Festival this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Congregation Bnai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd. This free farmers market will feature locally grown produce and unique, handmade arts and crafts. Middle Eastern foods and delicious baked goods will be prepared for sale by the award-winning Bnai Israel bakers. Bring cash or checks, as many vendors are unable to take credit cards. For more information, call 352-317-3502. Royal Opera House Step inside the famed Royal Opera House and experience the worlds finest opera at the Hippodrome State Theatre. The Royal Opera House Cinema Season 2013-14 kicks off this month with Puccinis Tosca. Admission is $20 and includes a complimentary glass of wine. The opera showing will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 352-375-4477 or visit For group sales, please contact Meg at Discover the world of despicable plants Learn more about Despicable Plants: A Botanical World of Liars, Crooks, Murderers and Tyrants at the Florida Museum of Natural Historys last Science Caf of the Fall at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The museums cafs offer engaging conversation about a variety of science topics in a comfortable atmosphere. Hosted by Grant Godden, a biology doctoral candidate at the Florida Museum, the caf will be held at Sabor, 13005 SW First Road, Suite 129, in the Town of Tioga. To help plan for these free programs, please RSVP in advance by emailing aerickson@flmnh. or calling Amanda Harvey at 352-273-2062. Tel Aviv Night Club at Grog UF Hillel and the Jewish Greek Council present Tel Aviv Night Club Monday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Grog House, 1718 W. University Ave. The event is free for attendees. You must be at least 18 to attend and 21 to drink. There will be free drinks for the first 300 guests of age. For more information, contact Dani Hauser at Debating the Legacy of the Boston Tea Party American history professor Ben Carp of Tufts University will unearth the forgotten history of the Boston Tea Party at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Smathers Library. He will explore how generations of Americans have interpreted the Tea Party. For more information on this free event, visit Life and pet planning seminar The Roark Law Firm will be hosting a free and open Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


MICHELLE CHAMPALANNEAlligator Contributing Writer ALLIGATOR Events 2013Homecoming Gator GallopSunTrust 90th Homecoming ParadeGator GrowlAlumni BBQ today @ 11:15 a.m. two-mile fun run race begins at Percy Beard Track registration begins at 9:15 a.m. today @ noon University Avenue street closed 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tonight @ 7 p.m. performances by the Directions Veterans Choir student-produced skits @ 9 a.m. @ Emerson Alumni Hall food by 4 Rivers tickets available onlineShawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff Larsen Gator funds animal program


KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterSome nights, work means galloping across She crinkles the foil wrapper as she walks 4, ALLIGATOR Kan Li / Alligator Staff Police horses stable as they patrol downtown Gainesville


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 LIFESTYLE JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Staff data. demic standing, such as class ranking, child rather than the last child, she said. liant.Firstborn children more successful than siblings, study says I was expected to be a role model.Jenna GoldmanUF history and public science junior IT WAS REMOVED NOV. 1. MICHAELA BISIENEREAlligator Contributing Writer this cause. she said.UF grads Chicken Soup zombie book pulled from Amazon


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial 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, 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. 34 TOTAL VOTES62% YES 38% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Are you concerned about gas prices? Todays question: Have you read the Harry Potter books? There seems to be an epidemic of poor decisions His response consisted of an apology to the people of ticians to such a minimal moral standard? Richard Vieira is a UF political science senior. His column appears on Fridays.T Darts & Laurels suspended after a series of bullying allegations came out DART at Richie Incognito handing a LAUREL to the coffee conglomerate Starbucks this DART at Chris Christie LAUREL to the all of the UF students, faculty, staff and alumni WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Richard


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Whats the price of a secret? Everyone can be bought, but some people are cheaper than others. Navy Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz is one of those people, apparently. as a child and adopted by an American woman, he returned to Cambodia in 2010 amid fanfare and international acclaim. Soon after he arrived at his post, though, he fell under the predatory eye of Fat Leonard Leonard Francis a Malaysian businessman whose company allegedly cheated the Navy out of millions of dollars with the help of Misiewicz. Francis is well known among the marine and business communities of Asia. His 70,000-square-foot Singapore home the same size as Shaqs mansion is infamously decorated every Christmas with obnoxious ornaments, and any captain on any ship that has sailed According to its website, Fat Leonards naval contracting company, the Glenn Marine Group, holds the distinction as one of the most trusted brands in the provision of maritime support, notably to the navies of the world. and provides essential services like fuel, food and maintenance to ships traveling in Asia. Fat Leonard bribed Misiewicz with prostitutes and, in one instance, tickets to a Lady Gaga concert in Thailand. Then he used Misiewicz as part of a plan to extort millions of dollars from the Navy every year. He would email Misiewicz, requesting that ships be redirected to ports where the Glenn Marine Group had operations. There, the company would overcharge the Navy for its services, even creating fake tariffs to extort even more money. In Thailand, one of many countries where the group is active, the company was able to swindle $10 million dollars in just one year. Naturally, the Navy is launching a full investigation. Misiewicz and Francis have been arrested, as well as Francis manager of government contracts and a naval investigator accused of advising Misiewicz on how to avoid getting caught; he was also bribed with prostitutes. There is evidence Francis patronized other Navy personnel, and the full extent of the damage will no doubt be slowly and painfully revealed, starting with a hearing Friday. The case is as unsettling for the Navy as it is embarrassing; with a handful of Lady Gaga tickets and the help of a few sex workers, a guy called Fat Leonard was able to effectively control the Navys ships and where they went in Asia. Big bro Francis held an esteemed Navy commander, Little bro Misiewicz, in the palm of his hand. Whats so disturbing about this scandal isnt so much that a high-ranking naval enough its the shockingly low price it took to been corrupted before; usually theyre bought with a lot more than Misiewicz, and by other countries, not eccentric businessmen. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His column usually runs on Wednesdays.Navy sold out for hookers, ticketsColumn I am a member of The Pride of the Sunshine. For eight-plus hours a week, I pour my blood, sweat and tears into band practice so that I, along with the other 364 members of the band, can help cheer on our football team each Saturday. As members of the band, we all know how important it is to support the football team, no matter how badly a game may be going. I admit sometimes it is hard to stay positive to keep cheering for our team even when it looks as if we are going to lose. the band always ends each game with one of our traditions because we know we cant only support the team when things go well. In fact, the team needs our support most when it is losing. At the end of every win, the football players and the cheerleaders come over to the band and sing along to the alma mater, after which the band joins them chants Muschamp, Muschamp over and over as he comes up to shake Dr. Watkins hand. In those moments, I feel an overwhelming amount of team spirit as we all come together to celebrate our school and our team. Unfortunately, we cannot win every game. And when we lose, the team doesnt come over to the band to sing with us. Instead, they immediately head to the locker room, heads down, as the band plays on without them. This has bothered me as long as I have been at UF. Why doesnt the team share in school spirit with us after a loss? I know that it is disappointing for the team to lose, but every Gator fan is disappointed as well. The score shouldnt affect our team spirit. Win or lose, I will always be a Gator fan. Our team could be 0-10 and I would still be proud to support our team. Losing doesnt make the team any less important to the school. Losing doesnt mean that we are not going to cheer on the team. Losing doesnt mean that we should forget our school spirit. Instead of lamenting a loss, the team and the fans should celebrate our schools tradition of excellence. We should all join together as one team, one school, one Gator Nation to sing at the end of every game. We are all Gators, no matter the score In all kinds of weather, we all stick together for F-L-O-R-I-D-A. Allison Kane is a UF classical studies sophomore.Heres a lesson in team spiritGuest columnAllison KaneSpeaking Out Alec


8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 UF CANT STOCK ALCOHOL. MATTHEW RIVAAlligator Staff Writermriva@alligator.orgGetting ready for an artist or speaker means stocking dressing rooms and staging areas with sometimes expensive items items that can range from after-dinner snacks to appliances. That means that, in one contract, one dressing room got stocked with several pounds of deli meats and cheeses, an electric kettle ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL, 48 12 oz. bottles of water, six bottles of Fiji water, four small glass bottles of San Pellegrino, and boxes of Triscuits, Quaker granola bars and gummies. Oh, and a popular fashion or gossip magazine (surprise us!). Including everything but dinner, the total retail food cost before tax was about $150. Of course, the university only pays for this with money from student fees if your name is Matt Johnson or Kim SchRequests like power pop duo Matt and Kims, who were paid $45,000 to perform at a canceled Summer show, are usually listed in hospitality riders. Riders are additions to contracts that specify food or artist necessities that typically go beyond a provided meal. Sam Hunt, an agent with the Windish Agency who booked Matt and Kim to play at this summers Swampfest, said these requests include items for the entire entourage. For a band that has four people, youve got the four members of the band, the person running the sound. Theres the monitor person, theres a tour manager, merch person, light person, and sometimes theres a lighting tech, and a tech for instrument and gear problems, and one or two video techs, (and) a production manager, he said. A band that tours on a bus their requests reSome contracts, like Matt and On even-numbered days, the band requires ginger ale, P&G and Sleepytime teas, Dijon mustard, arugula, hummus, whole wheat pita bread, Triscuits and gummy candy. On odd-numbered days, members want Coca-Cola, Earl Grey and chamomile teas, stone mustard, triple-washed spinach, bananas, guacamole, Special K chips, Wheat Thins and 70 percent dark chocolate. In total, their hospitality rider has 52 line items. Other line items can range from simple requests like those of Daniel Tosh ($66,000) when he visited UF four bottles of Smartwater and a book you think Daniel might like to read to more elaborate, pagelong lists like those in Matt and Kims and Passion Pits ($39,450) contracts. Hunt said situations like this occur often because the band gets tired of eating the same food at each stop or because they want some peace and quiet while traveling. Its not like they have a day when they wake up and say, I hate talking to the common folk, he said. Its all relative to how you see the world around you. UF Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Jeanna Mastrodicasa said the university regularly contracts out these charges when bigger artists visit. As long as its legal, and its not unreasonable, we give it to them, she said. Alcohol, for instance, cannot be bought for the artists under state law. Everything else, she said, is up to the students negotiating the contracts to decide what goes. Students decide how to use student fees thats the state law, she said. This includes paying for commodities like blenders, irons, toasters and full-length mirrors for Passion Pits 2012 appearance. Shontae White, who is often involved in the negotiation of artist contracts as assistant director of Student Activities and Involvement, said he didnt know how much other Florida schools paid, but that there isnt much chance for anyone to bring artists for less money. I dont know that we get a good deal, so much that there isnt really a deal for these activities, he said. But as long as there is a demand, UF will supply. People like to harp on hospitality riders, but theyre really the last thing that people are thinking about at all, Hunt said. View the full riders at alligator. org.Campus performers contracts riddled with peculiarities Students decide how to use student fees thats the state law.Jeanna MastrodicasaUF assistant vice president of student affairs


THE U.S. HAD 63 UNIVERSITIES IN THE TOP 100. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgA four-digit tuition bill at UF could pay off with a seven-digit salary. UF ranked 49th worldwide for producing the most millionaires, according to research compiled by UK business magazine Spears and data research company WealthInsight. To compile the list, researchers went through a database of 700,000 millionaires in 200 countries. The U.S. dominated the rankings with 63 universities out of the top 100 universities in the world with millionaire alumni. UF Career Resource Center Director Heather White said UFs academics as well as students skills used beyond the classroom contribute to students future success. The academics speak for itself at the University of Florida, White said. First, its so competitive to get in, and once theyre here they receive a very strong education. Its a great foundation launching them into their careers. The survey also ranked the most prosperous degrees, with engineering, masters in business administration and law in the top three spots, respectively. Lizi Lopez, director of recruitment and emerging leader development for entrepreneurial program UF Enactus said the surprisingly high ranking could be due to UFs status as the top academic school in Florida and high tuition value. get from our education and how well weve been set up through our colleges to be successful in the future, the 21-year-old UF marketing and psychology senior said. Ive probably never seen such an impressive fact about UF. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 William A. England / Alligator StaffWitch-CraftUF psychology senior Tiffany Dawson, 21, designs masks with Gus Laguna, 21, as part of a Harry Potter-themed activity in the Reitz Union Thursday. UF ranked 49th in the world for producing millionairesWorlds top 10 universities for producing millionaires:1. Harvard University 2. Harvard Business School 3. Stanford University 4. University of California 5. Columbia University 6. University of Oxford (UK) 7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 8. New York University 9. University of Cambridge (UK) 10. University of Pennsylvania


SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff Writersshavell@alligator.orgErnie Griggs was meant to ride. The 75-year-old started drag racing in Tampa in the 1950s when he was 18. He put his racecar away in the garage about four years later when he got married and had two sons. But he got back in the drivers seat in 1984. Everyone has an automobile, and everyone wants to see how fast it will go, he said. Some test their speeds on the streets. Others, like Griggs, use a track. Local drag racing outlet AutoPlus Raceway could be keeping Gainesville from having the illegal street racing problem other areas of Florida are experiencing. With persons interested in racing having the outlet of a legal place to do so I think they are more apt to contain their racing to the track, Gainesville Police wrote in an email. Auto-Plus Raceway is one of 130 National Hot Rod Association member tracks in the country, and its considered one of the fastest. Although the local track hosts Gatornationals an annual race that attracts thousands of spectators and racers each spring, it offers a safe and legal place for drivers to race throughout the year. Nate Cross, the sales and marketing manager at the track, said its weekly Test & Tune events are meant to get people off the streets and into a safer environment. However, he hasnt heard about many incidents of illegal street racing in Gainesville. Tobias agreed. He said the last recorded citation for street racing was issued May 10, but it didnt include details. Another citation was handed out Feb. 9, but, again, that incident didnt have any details. The racing statute only requires a citation be issued, and a police report is not completed on Under Florida Statute 316.191, operating two or more motor vehicles from a point side by side at fast speeds in a competitive manner. Drag racing on a highway, roadway or parking lot is not permitted. Cross said the underground racing world in Gainesville isnt like those in Jacksonville, Orlando or Miami. In Miami, one person was killed and three were hospitalized in September in a three-way crash caused by drag racing, the Miami Herald reported. Orlandos underground scene has similar problems. In 2012, a man was arrested after a street racing accident left several people injured, the Orlando Sentinel reported. That crash came after Orange County commissioners unanimously voted to reject drag racing at the Central Florida Racing Complex. Racers had hoped the complex would be a safer alternative to street racing, the newspaper reported. Tobias attributed the lack of istively patrolling their areas in addition to having the track close by. To race at the track, all one needs is a drivers license and a car. But the kind of car? Well, that depends on the driver. People race dragsters, trucks, ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles. Jack Matthews started racing in the 1980s with a motorcycle. He had been working in the insurance business for years and had buddies who raced. Matthews decided to give it a try. He switched to cars about seven years ago, and now at age 65 he plans to have his 1978 Chevy Nova ready to race soon. In the about seven years he has owned his maroon-and-silver car, Matthews has spent about $70,000 tuning it. And the return on his investment? He doesnt know yet. After spending one night at the track, hes already out $60 when tank. Before he closes the lid, he takes a whiff of the gasoline. Thats what drag racers love, Matthews said. Matthews always goes with his friend Terry Dolan, a 72-year-old South Bend, Ind., native. Indiana is known for its automotive industry. In that area, people just gravitate toward racing, Dolan said. But Cross said Gainesville is also home to muscle car fanatics. A lot of people make a point to come race here throughout their career, he said. Unlike most patrons who visit the track, Cross has only been in the racing world for three years. Before working at Auto-Plus Raceway, he worked for the Philadelphia Flyers. Cross said drag racing fans are similar to hockey fans in that they come to experience the event. They are both avid, passionate groups of people who enjoy the show. However, Griggs said drag racing is different. He said its all about friends, family and camaraderie. Both of his sons are racers, and his grandson Austin will be learning to race soon. As soon as I get him in a car, hell be here, Griggs said. Austin, 18, said he cant start racing until his grandfather teaches him. But Griggs isnt ready to be a passenger yet. 10, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Ryan Jones / AlligatorA top-fuel dragster races during Gatornationals on March 15 at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville. The track hosts the annual national drag racing event each spring as well as weekly Test & Tune events. Illicit street-racing not an issue locally


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 11 A WITNESS SAID THEY WALKED TOWARD THE BUSINESS SAYING, WERE GONNA GET PAID! KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested two men Wednesday after it was reported they worked together to steal a cash register and beer from a downtown restaurant. Herbert on charges of burglary and petit theft, according to a GPD arrest report. mous call that someone was breaking into the tor was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt that said Headhunter on it. shirt, according to the report. Behind Stauff was the cash register hidden under a blanket with several cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon from the restaurant. complice, Herbert, to GPD headquarters for questioning, according to the report. During the interview, Herbert told police he knew the caf was left unlocked and told Stauff, who then tried to gather a group to break in. Stauff told police he broke in and stole beer but didnt admit to taking the cash register. One witness also told police he saw the two men walking toward the business saying, Were gonna get paid! the jail in lieu of $7,000 and $9,000 bonds.Police: Men stole register, beerCAMPUS JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Staff Writerjwerley@alligator.orgUF is catching up in the race to have Catching Fire screened in advance on campus. With about 4,600 votes, UF is ranked versity, University of Michigan, Ohio State University and University of Wisconsin. Still, Ferzan Uddin, who arranged the Facebook event to organize Gators to vote, one of the leading schools. I feel if were not No. 1, we will be ment, the organization trying to get the movie on campus. big blockbuster movies on campus, so RUB Entertainment looks for contests to get the movies to come to the school. Catching Fire comes out Nov. 22. RUB Entertainment, wrote in an email the showing would be a collaboration with Cross Culture Marketing, a contact in organizing the screenings. Pearson, a cally entered into the contest, which he said is likely because of the schools large size and participation in past advanced screenings. I am optimistic about our chances of winning the screening, he said. gan State before the Nov. 15 deadline, it is To vote, students can go to UF could see Catching Fire


12, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 LOCAL ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgThe P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School program for the performing arts has recently taken some of its drama off-stage. Kathy Byrne, an award-winning drama teacher with more than 30 years of experience, had her contract rationale. Her replacement will be Tiffany Dunn, a middle school English teacher at P. K. Yonge. Although an English degree is accepted by the state to teach drama, the decision has left many parents unhappy. Susan Washington, who moved from Miami Beach when her 15-yearold daughter, Molly, was accepted into the performing arts program, has led the charge in confronting the administration about the issue. There seems to be a notion that the administration could hack away at the drama program and no one would notice, she said. But I think weve gotten their attention now. Students returned from summer advanced drama class had been dismantled and mixed into two, alllevels drama classes. The class was moved from the performing arts center to a dingy middle school classroom, Washington said. P. K. Yonge principal Catherine Atria said the relocation of students was due to the creation of a dedicated rehearsal space. But the real concern, Washington said, is if the students will be able to compete. The transition from Byrne to Dunn violates Florida State Thespian rules, she said. In regard to the suggested dismantling of the drama program, there could be nothing further from the truth, said P. K. Yonge director Linda Hayes. She said the school has been working closely with organizers to ensure the students can compete. In a letter dated Oct. 29 and addressed to P. K. Yonge competitors and their families, some concerns were alleviated. A change in troupe sponsor will not impact eligibility for individual, duet, monologue, or One Act competitions at the Florida State Thespian Festival in March, wrote Ted Lewis, District 2 Florida Thespians director. As for the main stage production, The Craving, if Byrne accompanies the production as a volunteer director, the school would be eligible for state competition. Parents left unhappy after P. K. Yonge terminates teacherAtria


ELIZABETH BROWNAlligator Contributing Writer A couple of rejection letters from NASA didnt keep one retired astronaut and UF alumnus from getting to space. Col. Kevin Ford shared his experiences in space, gave encouraging words to engineering students and sparked heavy laughter Thursday afternoon. He spoke for free to about 200 people in the New Engineering Building. Ford discussed his time as the pilot on the two-week STS-128 mission to the International Space Station in 2009 and shared advice with aspiring engineers. Ford, who received a masters degree in aerospace engineering from UF in 1994, looks into what it is like to travel in a space shuttle. The audience saw videos of the interior of the spacecraft, including footage of astronauts trying to eat cookmid-air because of the lack of gravity. He said going into orbit was one of his most memorable experiences. I couldnt believe where I was, he said. Before his speech, Ford received a distinguished alumni award from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UF. Ford said he had to undergo tests after landing on Earth because of medical issues, like losing bone mass, that can arise from traveling. He told students his college degree contributed to his space work. He later emphasized the importance of higher education and perseverance. Adam Batchelor, a 19-year-old UF biomedical engineering sophomore, said at one point he wanted to be an astronaut. He said Fords talk was inspiring, and he liked seeing the inside of a spacecraft. Ford advised students to not just strive for a perfect grade point average but to make sure they are learning valuable skills. Keep up the good attitudes and keep working at it, he said. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 13 Kristi Camara / Alligator StaffRetired astronaut Kevin Ford presents an Expedition 34 Astronaut inspires UF students Keep up the good attitudes and keep working at it.retired astronaut and UF alumnus THE NONPROFIT HELPED UF CREATE A CARBON-NEUTRAL ASHLEY CRANEAlligator Contributing WriterIt was about noon when Josh Johnson and his wife opened their front door to one knock, three people and 15 new light bulbs. Johnson said when a friend told him and his wife about a project that cut his electricity bill from about $400 to $250 last month, they had to sign up. The project was done through a Neutral that aims to lower the negative impact of carbon dioxide emissions throughout the community. Founder Jacob Cravey organizes usage of tenants in government-subsidized housing. Cravey joined 15 volunteers Saturday to change the light bulbs, faucets, showerheads and insulation in about 30 homes in the Tree Trail Apartments complex at 2510 NE Ninth St. He said the organization raises the quality of living in the community while lowering its carbon footprint. site, the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes disastrously and human living conditions by contributing to climate change. Any attempt at offsetting carbon is better than none at all, Cravey said. But I wanted to come up with a way that would make the biggest impact possible. action taken that counteracts the negative impacts of carbon dioxide. This could be anything from using less water to planting a tree. By bringing volunteers to low-income houses in the area, Cravey said his organization helps build cultural education, lower poverty and better the environment. Cravey said he has partnered with UF, Fest and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in creating carbon-neutral events. For each measurement of carbon dioxide emitted during one of these sponsored events, Cravey said he tries to counteract the effects with some kind of a carbon offset. He said he partnered with UF to season in the history of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and he hopes to tackle the entire Southeastern Conference. I thought the idea of using collegiate sports to bring attention to something important was just brilliant, Cravey said. come families more than $3.5 million in electric bills and planted almost 20,000 native trees in Florida. house, Cravey picked up his clipboard Brielle Martinez and Ryan German, to apartment 101. The two carried the last canvas sack of light bulbs, faucets, gauges and foam insulation to the door before Martinez knocked. bulbs and lower your electricity bill, she said, and the tenants opened the door. Martinez balanced on the balls of her feet to change a light bulb as 3-yearold Keihonest Perry, who lives in the house, darted between Martinezs legs car in hand. His brother Keith stood in the kitchen telling his mother everything she needed to know about the new kitchen faucet. Martinez smiled slightly when she overheard the dreadlocked 11-yearold describe the new faucet. Its just so rewarding to see the efshe said. Local families save money, He spoke for free at UF


MOST PORTABLE DEVICES ARE OK, BUT PHONE USAGE IS STILL LIMITED. BROOKE AUSTILLAlligator Contributing WriterBy the end of the year, airline passengers will be allowed to keep their electronic devicresidents are reacting positively to the regulation change. The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week the rules will soon allow passengers to use them on airplanes during Passengers will eventually be able to read e-books, play games and watch videos without powering off their devices in order to allow the aircraft to take off and land safely, according to an FAA press release. Although most portable devices will be acceptable, cellphone usage is still limited. Les Dorr, an FAA spokesperson in Washington, D.C., said the Portable Electronic Device Aviation Rulemaking Committee, a group of industry and airline experts, met in January to observe comments about the regulation from the industry and the general public. Dorr said JetBlue, Delta and American Airlines have been approved by the FAA and expects other airlines to be approved as well. previous regulation took away productivity time. I think its going to help people be more productive, Fuller said. Its nice to have that continuity. read an e-book for pleasure as well. Even if I just want to relax and read a best-seller or something, I can do that on my Nook, Fuller said. It just gives me a lot more freedom. In the committee report released in September, most of the comments proved in favor of the new rule, Dorr said. He said the goal was to examine if the present state of technology and use of electronic devices could be expanded safely from gate to gate. Our whole concern was, Could the use of (personal electronic devices) be expanded and be consistent with keeping the operation of the aircraft safe? Dorr said. sion because he enjoys reading e-books. Its a hassle to have to shut them off for 15 or 20 minutes while they taxi and take off, said Spence, who travels 200 days a year and port. He said the biggest improvement to the new regulation is that pressure will be taken ly ask passengers to turn off their devices. Im happy for that, Spence said. Spence said the previous rule of turning off electronic devices seemed silly and outdated. Its not impacting the performance of the plane at all, Spence said. Strange facts about air travel: 14, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 E-readers, tablets allowed after airlines lift electronics ban


ELLY AYRESAlligator Contributing WriterThe young girl, no older than 10, carefully sorted her hand-picked lemons into small bundles and loaded them into the wheelbarrow. She pushed it down her Costa Rican street, invigorated, knowing this lemonselling business was all her idea. She hoped someone along the street would buy the lemons, but for Rebecca Barborak, it was never really about the money. Barborak couldnt possibly know then that she was nurturing a passion for entrepreneurship that would blossom into a growing art studio venture in North Central Florida. Almost 20 years later, Barborak opened two art studios in Gainesville, one on Newberry Road she calls Corks & Colors Studio and one at The Oaks Mall, called You Paint It. Ask Barborak today if her after-school shell tell you she cant remember. And that doesnt surprise her, either. I dont thrive on the idea that Im going to make a lot of money, she said. I mean I hope I do, but I thrive on the whole creating-a-business side. Thats where my happy place is. After graduating from UF in 2009 with a psychology degree, Barborak began working as a job coach for people with disabilities for two organizations. Pooling together Barborak initially set aside about $600. It investments put toward her future do-ityourself art studio. held July 31, 2010 at a downtown Gainesville business incubator. was a little hectic while the business was getting on its feet. Ive never met anybody like this, Smith said. Shes just constantly thinking, putting those thoughts into action and making them happen. Though her satellite studio, You Paint It, closed with the end of summer, Corks & Colors Studio hosts about 10 classes a week. In August, she moved her third location in Ocala, called DiY Studio, from a business incubator into the Paddock Mall. Callie Watkins remembers last Valentines Day at the Newberry location, when she and her boyfriend, Justin Jarrett, ended up at a portrait class. They guided us along how to draw someones face, and its not hard, even if you didnt know anything about art, she said. And anyway, she said, the physical outcome of the portrait wasnt why they were there. out, she said. But it was just fun to do and not necessarily what it looked like at the end. Liz Getman, who has been teaching art classes at Corks & Colors Studio since February, said Barboraks enthusiasm and commitment to those around her, from her employees to the customers, is uplifting. Shes constantly thinking of new ideas, Getman said. Shes a totally inspiring person. Being a business owner means accepting ity to a stressful schedule of balancing work and home life. But Barborak said her strong work ethic and genuine enthusiasm for what shes doing are what sets her and her business apart. Im just extremely passionate about what I do, and I enjoy it thoroughly, Barborak said. And I think because I love what I do, Ive been able to deal with all the ups and downs of it. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 Kristi Camara / Alligator StaffUsed paintbrushes sit in a cup at Corks & Colors Studios off Newberry Road on Thursday evening. Rebecca Barborak recently opened a second location in Ocala. UF alumna, entrepreneur expands art studios to Ocala


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18, ALLIGATOR 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 GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 12-4-71-13 UF 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 12-4-71-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. 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20, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 SOCCER MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Writer@mmprovenzanoThe Gators are trying to bring back the potent offense and strong defense that led them to six consecutive shutouts during the regular season. After barely hanging on during its secondround match of the Southeastern Conference Tournament against Arkansas on Wednesday, Florida will need those qualities to beat a talented Ole Miss squad. The Gators kept a clean sheet to earn a 1-0 victory in a tough game with the Razorbacks but are looking for a more opportunistic attack when they face the Rebels. The two teams Tournament today at 5 p.m. at the Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Ala., We need to get back to one-and-two touch, playing for each other and working together defensively, forward Savannah Jordan said. I think if we do those things especially playing for each other and putting in The last time Florida faced Ole Miss, the Gators dominated the Rebels to earn a 4-1 victory on Sept. 27 in Oxford, Miss. Ole Miss was no match for one of Floridas most effective offensive rhythms all season. sist. The SEC Offensive Player of the Year will take on Rebels senior forward Rafaelle Souza, who ranks second behind Jordan in the SEC with 19 goals. In Mississippis second-round match against Kentucky on Wednesday, Souza scored the second goal to earn the Rebels a 2-0 victory. One of the biggest things we need to work on as a team is communicating on the If Florida beats Ole Miss for the second time this season, the Gators will earn their second consecutive appearance in the SEC Tournament title game and 11th in program history. Every game, every tournament, its all important, Solaun said. [Winning the SEC the season title.Kan Li / Alligator StaffSavannah Jordan battles for the ball during Floridas 2-0 victory against Texas A&M on Oct. 27 at James G. Pressly Stadium. Jordan has 20 goals this season.




FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Jaterra Bonds and the UF womens basketball team open their season today. Read the story online at Florida captainsWill Muschamp announced via Twitter that Max Garcia, Hunter Joyer, Leon Orr and Trey Burton will serve as captains against Vanderbilt on Saturday. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24Jeff Driskel ran all over Vanderbilt last season. The then-sophomore quarterback threw for only 77 yards but ran for 177 including a 70-yard touchdown scamper in Floridas 31-17 victory in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 13, 2012. The Gators utilized the read option to perfection in the victory, accruing 326 rushing yards. More than a year later, the Commodores (4-4, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) are traveling to Gainesville. The only thing stopping offensive coordinator Brent Pease from running the option again is his own lack of options. Pease and the Gators (4-4, 3-3 SEC) are dangerously thin at quarterback. UF already lost its starting quarterback for the season when Driskel suffered a Sept. 21. Since then, Florida has been riding redshirt junior Tyler Murphys right arm to both victory and defeat. After three consecutive wins with Murphy at the reigns, the Gators have dropped three straight games to SEC opponents. Murphy has successfully run the option this season, but every time he holds onto the ball, Florida risks losing another quarterback. You dont want him (running), Pease said. Hes taking a lot of hits. It is a tough balance to strike. Murphy has proved valuable when he is on the run. Against Georgia, he rushed for 28 yards, gaining 56 yards total but losing 28 to sacks. In the fourth quarter, the redshirt junior rushed two consecutive plays, gaining 39 yards and scoring a touchdown to bring the Gators within three points of the Bulldogs the closest they came to tying the game. Sometimes, if I see a lane or something like that, Ill try to break down things with my feet if they have good coverage in the back end, Murphy said Monday. However, Pease hesitates before sending his quarterback running toward the defense. When Driskel ran the Commodores to death last season, he had Jacoby Brissett backing him up. Brissett battled Driskel for the starting job for the entirety of fall camp and had experience from his freshman season. But now, Floridas backups have no experience. Behind Murphy is redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg. The second-year backup has never played a snap of college ball much like Murphy entering this season.Ryan Jones / AlligatorGeorgia junior safety Corey Moore (39) tackles redshirt junior quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) during Floridas 23-20 loss to the Bulldogs on Saturday at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Injury threat limits Floridas ability to run option MENS BaASKETBaALL JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer@jczuprynFlorida Southern, a Division II team that shot only 35.1 percent from behind the arc last season, sank three straight 3-pointers to kick off its exhibition game against Florida last week. The Moccasins drained four more before the half, and then another six after the break. Coach Billy Donovan hasnt minced words this offseason about his defense: It is not, nor is it near, the defense from last years squad. So with No. 10 Florida opening its season this afternoon against North Florida at 3 p.m. in the OConnell Center, why would Donovan be happy after last weeks performance? Because the medicine is easier to swallow when the games dont count. Well, I think it was really good, the fact that not only did Florida Southern take a lot of three-point shots, but they made them, Donovan deep shots that probably caught our guys a little bit by surprise. But Im happy they were able to make the amount of threes that they made lot of those things in terms of corrections and teaching points and those kind of things. With the loss of graduated and suspended players, as well as the new hand-checking rule by the NCAA, which is expected to allow more defense during the offseason. But because the 20-year veteran coach has had an season opener, Donovan said his team is more aware of its weaknesses and can address them before tipoff. Sometimes, the three-point line, you cannot defend it very well, and if guys dont shoot it well, it looks like you played pretty good defense on the three by their shooting percentage, he said. But youve really got to look at the quality of shots. You know, we were, inside the three-point line and even behind the line last year, a really, really good defensive team. And thats an area where weve got to continually get better, and it starts from behind the line.Donovan looking for better defense from GatorsListen up, pipsqueaks. We dont care who you are. We dont care where youre from. We dont even care if you read beyond this sentence (Actually, we really do. This is all an act). We here at the alligatorSports Brand Picks Column have zero tolerance for wimps. We dont call it bullying. That doesnt even enter our minds. We call it character building. Theres not much for us to say about the situation with the Miami Dolphins, but we are guilty of some devious deeds done to dweebs. For instance, look at alligatorSports Staff Writer Joe Morgan. The guy kept locking his tricycle up to the vending machine in the break room instead of parking it at the bike racks like everyone else. We place a call to former Jaguars general manager Gene Smith, and voila! Stupid Joes had to deal with Blaine Gabbert for the past three seasons. Park your damn trike outside! Boom. Character building. And then there is alligatorSports Staff Writer Adam Pincus, who gets the most grief from us based simply on his undying love for black olives dipped in mayonnaise. Yeah, we dont get it either. Thats just gross, man. Until he stops, were going to call him Chester. Boom. Character building. In all seriousness, bullying or harassment of any kind is unacceptable. We engage in some good-natured ribbing in this space every week, but we here at the alligatorSports Brand Picks Column express sympathy and support to victims of bullying. If you encounter bullying of any kind, do not stay silent. For information on what you can do to help, visit Returning to the picks, Phillip Heilman and the inexplicable tricycle rider named Morgan debate the matchup between UCF and Houston.Picks Column SITE: The Swamp (cap. 88,548) KICKOFF: 12 p.m., Saturday TV/RADIO: Sun Sports / 850 AM SEE PICKSKS, paPA GE 27 Donovan SEE HOOpPS, paPA GE 27 SEE MMUrpRPHY, paPA GE 27 Sometimes, if I see a lane or something like that, Ill try to break down things with my feet if they have good coverage in the back end.Tyler MurphyUF quarterbackPoll ResultsWill the Gators become bowl eligible this season?48% YESYES 52% NONO126 total votes




MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Writer@mmprovenzanoBefore every game, Jillian Graff writes four letters on her wrist. FLHD: Fight Like He Did. The phrase has been Graffs motto for more than a year ever since her father died. Its just kind of like a reminder of him, Graff said. Whenever I see that and tell myself that, it kind of lights something up in me thats just like, All right, Im going to do this, for not only my team or for myself, but for him. I want him to always be proud of what I do. She never expected her fathers death to come so quickly. After years of health complications that resulted in a heart transmatory disease that caused scar tissue to build on his heart and consistent radiation treatment for prostate cancer, her father died of lung cancer last year. According to the American Lung Associations website, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S. About 160,340 Americans were estimated to die from lung cancer in 2012. More than half of people diagnosed with lung cancer die within a year of the their diagnosis. John Graff had two weeks. He was diagnosed with Stage IV small cell lung cancer in June of 2012 at the age of 62. He never smoked a day in his life. It was during that time where you could just see each day was kind of a struggle for him, Graff said. Its a lot of emotions going through you. Its a weird situation because the last thing you want to do is see a loved one get weaker pretty much each day and see them heading towards the end of the tunnel, but at the same time you dont want to be anywhere else. You just want to spend those last moments with them, even though it is hard. Taking the time to embrace every memory, thought and feeling with her father was something Jillians mother, Carole Nowak, strongly suggested. Nowak, a breast cancer survivor, said she felt guilty for not reminding her parents frequently how much she appreciated them before they died. She did not want Graff to live with the same regret. I encouraged Jillian to take some private time with her father to hold his hand and tell him all the things she wanted him to know before his death, Nowak said. I really think it helped her after his passing to know that she got a chance to express all her feelings and thoughts to her dad. Graff was the embodiment of her father: soft spoken, calm and always smiling. But it was seeing those same qualities in her father during saying goodbye more meaningful. He was my biggest supporter, Graff said. He just always thought I was the greatest thing in the world. He loved going to my soccer games. If he couldnt make it, he felt so bad and was so upset over not being able to go. That support continued when Graff made her freshman debut as a forward for the Gators in 2011. When Florida faced Alabama at James G. Pressly Stadium on Oct. 9, 2011, Graff took control of of playing time. She chipped the ball over Alabama goalkeeper Justine Bernier to score the gamewinning goal in the 71st minute. I was probably the happihappened, Graff said. Her father was so ecstatic he showed it to anyone and everyone in their hometown of Medina, Ohio. My dad actually took the recording of that game and put it on iTunes, so whenever people would come over he would always play it, she said. with two goals and two assists. When her father died just weeks before her sophomore season began, Graff was shaken. It was hard because it was so When youre playing and you get frustrated, theres so much emotions that kind of all builds up and sometimes you just want to break down and cry. The team supported me through it. They helped me through the hardest thing Ive ever had to go through. Then-sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Burke was one of her teammates ready to lend a shoulder for support. Burke and Graff grew up together, played high school soccer together and were recruited by Florida at the same time. We always let her know that if she ever needed anything, that anyone and everyone on the team was there, Burke said. She didnt necessarily have to take us up on that, but just the fact that she knew we were all there for her was something that made it easier for her. Graff added: Having [Burke] here is very comforting. Its like a piece of home coming with me. When Graff came to Florida, she knew it was a tight-knit program. What she did not know was it would become a saving grace for her during the 2012 season. go by a lot better when you know can go to practice and youre going to walk into a family environment, she said. Thats an important part of what being a team is. Graff scored three goals in 2012 while playing 395 minutes. Her junior year brought more competition to the forward position, as Top Drawer Soccers No. 13 forward Savannah Jordan committed to UF. Jordan has since assumed the starting role, scoring 21 goals through 20 games. I do want to play, but there is no way Id want to step on the goals, Graff said. I understand my role that Im going to be coming off the bench for someone, so when I do go in, I try to make the best of it and live in the moment. Graff has scored two goals this season. She said she stays positive and strong by reminding herself how hard her father fought throughout the remainder of his life and uses that as motivation. He had a quote he always went by: It matters not how long the star shines, what is remembered is the brightness of its light, Graff said. It doesnt matter how long you live as long as you enjoy the life that you get to live. Thats something she continues to live by. 24, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Kan Li / Alligator StaffJillian Graff dribbles the ball during Floridas 3-0 victory against Auburn on Oct. 6 at James G. Fight Like He Did: Graff pushes forward in memory of fatherJunior plays large part in limited role


CENTER IS BEING HIMSELF. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickThroughout his basketball career, Patric Young has heard the Dwight Howard comparisons. Sure, Young, Floridas starting center for the past two seasons, looks similar to Howard, who is arguably the best center in the NBA. Both players have chiseled physiques and are gifted with freakish athleticism. But Gators coach Billy Donovan believes those comparisons have been unfair for Young since he arrived at UF in 2010. cult thing when those comparisons are being made to people that are NBA All-Stars and you havent even played a college game yet, Donovan said. And thats the expectation people are wanting him to live up to. I dont mean this in a derogatory way toward Patric Young: Hes not Dwight Howard, and if anyone is waiting around for him to be Dwight Howard, they are going to be highly disappointed. Pat Young is Pat Young. For me, its never been about living up to expectations. Its been more of him playing at a consistent energy level throughout. Florida fans keep wanting more and more out of Young, whether it be consecutive double-doubles or a better rebounding average. Young averaged 10.1 points on 58.6 percent shooting and 6.3 rebounds in 26.5 minutes per game last season, but he did not post consecutive games with at least 10 boards. When the Jacksonville native fails to post gaudy numbers, the criticism typically pours in. Ive dealt with expectations since Ive gotten here, Young said during Floridas media day on Oct. 9. I think what I need to realize is that I am who I am. But since pushing his NBA Draft dreams to the side to remain at UF strides in many facets of his game. He enters the season physically refreshed after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle in April. Young played with the injured ankle during the latter half of last year, and it nagged him as the bone spurs worsened. The injury also led to tendinitis in his knees and limited his jumping ability. Im at 100 percent for sure, Young said at media day. Theres nothing hindering me from going out there and giving my best. Young is also lighter. The 6-foot9 senior dropped about 10 pounds in the offseason after weighing 255 pounds last year. His shape is better, senior forward Will Yeguete said. His game is obviously improved. I think hes really trying to focus on doing the right thing and being a good leader. And I think hes done that since we started practicing. And hes more vocal and hes more consistent, and Mobility and maintaining a consistent motor were issues for Young last season, but the senior was active down low during No. 10 Floridas 110-88 win against Florida Southern in an exhibition on Nov. 1. During the victory, he recorded 19 points and eight rebounds in 27 minutes. Young also looked better from the free-throw line, making 7 of 10 attempts. He shot 48.9 percent from the foul line last season the lowest percentage among Gators who attempted at least 30 free throws. He played at a real good intensity level, Donovan said. Thats what he needs to do. He didnt do anything spectacular. He didnt make all these great offensive moves. He did what he can do. I think if he plays with a mowith that energy, hes going to be an effective player. As Florida heads into its season opener against North Florida today at 3 p.m. in the OConnell Center, the Gators need Young to anchor the the team shorthanded. Point guard Scottie Wilbekin, forward Dorian Finney-Smith and backup center Damontre Harris are Michael Frazier II (mononucleosis) is questionable for Fridays game. Although the rotation currently looks thin, the Gators are preparing for the long haul. They hope to reach the Final Four this season for in the Elite Eight for three straight seasons. If they want to make their goal a reality, the Gators need Young to be on the block by just being himself. I just really want to play free, Young said. That sense of freedom, expectations, free of pressure, free of people telling me this and that. Just going out there and being the best Patric Young I can be by doing what I do best. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 25 Kan Li / Alligator StaffPatric Young catches a pass during Floridas 110-88 win against Florida Southern in an exhibition on Nov. 1 in the OConnell Center. Young: Wild and free entering senior season with Gators




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