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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Michael Frazier II led Florida on Tuesday night to its programrecord 25th straight home win. Read the story on page 13.Senate honors victims family, supports bike repairBike repair stations are now at Murphree and Springs, pg 3. UF students pedal coffee with GoJoeCustomers can order with an app, pg 9. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens sells bambooThe cheapest pot of bamboo is $45, pg 8. 61 /34 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 79 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014Silvia Rueda / AlligatorRockin Out PEDRO BRAVO CASE JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff Writerjglum@alligator.orgPedro Bravo appeared before another new judge for his sixth case management hearing Tuesday. In the second row, eight Aguilars sat in an Alachua County courtroom for the eighth time in 16 months. hear Bravos third lawyer give yet another number: His list of witnesses in the murder case has topped 100, and its still climbing. Tuesday was the deadline for depositions in the case against Bravo, the 20-year-old former Santa Fe College student accused of kidnapping and killing UF student Christian Aguilar in 2012. But defense lawyer Michael Ruppert said he wasnt ready. Weve been diligent about taking depositions, and thats ongoing, he said. Although his team has taken samples, swabs and pictures of evidence, he asked Judge Ysleta McDonald for 30 more days to determine the experts he needs. State attorney Brian Kramer Ruppert to provide a list of witnesses, experts and physical evidence by a certain date. We are asking the court to set those dates and set this matter for trial, Kramer said. McDonald decided to organize a special hearing for the motion before the next case management hearing on Feb. 18. These results didnt surprise Murder trial delayed as lawyers prepare JENNA LYONS and GORDON STREISAND Alligator Staff WritersA prominent UF womens basketball player was susAlachua County Sheriffs deputies took her into custody Friday. Christin Yuri Mercer, of Douglasville, Ga., faces charges of conspiring to commit a robbery after deputies served a warrant for her arrest, according to court records. Dec. 18. The basketball player was released Friday from the Alachua County Jail on her own recognizance. Her arraignment is set for Jan. 30, according to court records. Mercers suspension leaves Florida shorthanded. The Gators were already down to only eight active players before Mercers arrest. With seven players now available to play, Coach Amanda Butler will be hard pressed to recoup Mercers shown by Floridas recent 82-68 loss to Southeastern Conference foe No. 12 Louisiana State University. Prior to the arrest, Mercer was second on the team in points with 11.8, and third in rebounds with 5.8 per contest. The 6-foot sophomore forward didnt make the trip to Baton Rouge, La. Her presence was sorely missed, as Florida was outrebounded 50-29. In games Mercer has missed this season, the Gators have been outrebounded by an average margin of 40.4 to 33.4. With Mercer out of the picture for now, Florida is left with only two legitimate rebounders. Redshirt junior Kayla Lewis and freshman Ronni Williams, who has been dealing with foul trouble all season, are the teams remaining arrest during Butlers tenure as coach.UF womens basketball player charged in robbery conspiracy LYNNA LAWRENCEAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF Student Health Care Center cines for students in response to severe local cases. 21 and did not intend to purchase more. It reversed this decision in response Health Shands Hospital since October, said Catherine Seemann, communications coordinator for the SHCC. on what vaccine we can get our hands on, she said. Seemann also said she recommends checking local pharmacies for vaccine availability. The SHCC is careful not to order a surplus of vaccines in an effort to conserve student health fee dollars, Seemann said. Any vaccines that are ordered this season cannot be used thrown out if not used. Seemann said the SHCC will try to gauge and accommodate demand. If it goes really, really fast then again well do another search for more vaccine, she said. Serra Abak, an 18-year-old UF computer science freshman, said she believes the SHCCs efforts to restock vaccinations is important despite any added cost. Flu vaccinations should never go out of stock, Abak said.Flu shots available again at student health centerShe is now suspended SEE BRAVO, PAGE 4 Weve been diligent about taking depositions, and thats ongoing.Michael Ruppertdefense lawyer


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 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY SUNNY 63/39 SUNNY 52/33 RAIN 63/33 SUNNY 52/33 PARTLY CLOUDY 61/34 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 79 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.WHATS HAPPENING?High-end thrifts at an affordable price Join Pledge 5 Foundation for cheese and wine at its grand opening of Thrift 5 Boutique at 4 p.m. Friday. Thrift 5 Boutique is a thrift store dedicated to offering second-hand, high-end antiques and artwork at an affordable price. The store is located at 18B SW Second Ave. Hours of operation will be Wednesday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show The Gainesville Chapter of National Womens Liberation is hosting an event to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in 1973. It will be held Saturday at The Backyard at Boca Fiesta & Palomino, 232 SE First St. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show will start at 10 p.m. Entry fees range from $5 to $15. The event will feature local female-led bands. Opening of the new Judaica Suite in the Smathers Library Designer Kenneth Treister and curator Rebecca Jefferson will talk about the new Judaica Suite in the Smathers Library and offer guided tours on Monday. The presentations and tours will be at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. in the Smathers Library Grand Reading Room on the second floor. The reading room will showcase rare and valuable materials from the Price Library of Judaica. Attendees can also see the Haggadah Exhibition and listen to a klezmer trio featuring UF musicians. Musical presentations will be featured between tours, and light refreshments will be served. Surfing Florida exhibits to close Jan. 20 Hurry into the Florida Museum of Natural History to see the surfing exhibits, including stories from the UF Surf Team before they catch a wave out of town on Monday. UF students with valid Gator 1 Cards receive free admission to these exhibits celebrating the states famous coastal waters. 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 Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgWith one bill approved, two resolutions unanimously passed and three newly appointed permanent replacement seats set in place, Tuesday nights Student Senate meeting was productive. ent Tuesday night to unanimously pass the Resolution Supporting the Implementation of Self-Service Bike Repair Stations On Campus. Senate President Pro-Tempore Elliot Grasso explained that the resolution supports the new self-service bike stations provided by Student Government that allow students to make simple bike repairs without having to travel to the Reitz Union. They purchased two bike repair stations Its basically a stand you put your bike on with a bunch of tools attached to it, and you can do all the maintenance-type stuff you need, he said. Grasso said the two stations are located in the Springs and Murphree areas because they are on the east and west sides of campus and will be convenient for students. Additionally, Senate unanimously passed the Resolution Honoring Kim Lindsey and Family. Lindsey, who fell victim to domestic violence in October, is survived by her three ah Lambert. Sarah Lambert, a UF student who attended the Senate meeting, said she was touched that the author of the resolution, Elianne Vazquez, wrote the legislation and pushed it through Senate. The fact that somebody was willing to step up and have the entire university support us was amazing, she said. I really cannot express my gratitude. It means so much that me and my sisters arent alone in this. Senate Bill 2014-1003, which approved funding for the student organization Women in Science Engineering, was also passed unanimously. The bill, sponsored and authored by the Senate Allocations Committee, allocates $844.50 to WiSE for and food. Sen. Davis Bean, chair of the allocations committee, said the funding bill for WiSE was passed unanimously because the organizations presentation to the committee was so well prepared. They came to the committee, they rocked the presentation, they wowed the committee, and it ended up passing unanimously, he said. Everyone on the committee approved. Bean mentioned that the allocations committee was able to cut some costs in the organizations proposed budget by suggesting that WiSE use the free rooms provided by the Inter-Residence Hall Association instead of paying to use the Reitz Union room. Daniel Mentz, Quentin Peterson and Meisam Sedighi were voted as the new permanent replacement seats for Building Construction, Fine Arts and Graduate, respectively. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of needs just as many donors per week to meet call 888.795.2707 Photo by Photography 35 Matthew Martyr / AlligatorElliot Grasso, Senate President Pro-Tempore, presents the Resolution Supporting the Implementation of Self-Service Bike Repair Stations On Campus on Tuesday night. STUDENT GOVERNMENTSenate honors victims family, supports bike repair stations Excerpt From Senate Bill 2014-1001 Resolution Supporting the Implementation of Self-Service Bike Repair Stations on Campus Whereas, the self-service bike repair stations provide students with repair tools and an air pump to perform easy repairs, maintenance, and adjustments on their bikes; and whereas, the stations come equipped with stainless steel cables and tamperproof fasteners to securely attach the tools and air pump, which results in little to no maintenance cost.


KEVIN SATHYANATHAlligator Contributing WriterAs part of the Make it Reitz campaign, students are invited to voice their opinions this week on which chair they might be sitting in after construction is completed. Students have 17 different chairs to choose from, organized in the recreation area in front of the Career Resource Center. Hannah Farrell, the Reitz Union Marketing Coordinator, was in charge of setting up the display ions. The procedure for voting at the site was created by Farrell and inThe green represents your top choice, the yellow your second favorite and the red your least favorite choice, she said The promotion lasts until Friday evening. Students can complete the survey in the mornings and evening sessions or online at Voting online lasts until Jan. 24, and people can vote multiple times. About 250 people voted Monday on-site, and about 80 people completed the survey online, she said. However, not all of the chairs made it to the end of the week. No. 3, which received many negative votes on Monday, was removed after a person fell off of it, Farrell said. Mike Koester, a UF mechanical and aerospace engineering senior, said he uses the space about two to three times a week to study. It is good that the students choices are being taken into account, he said. Hannah Wilson, a UF telecommunication freshman, said she will miss the footrests in the older chairs. She uses the area very often to work and socialize. for the Reitz to take, she said. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014Matthew Martyr / AlligatorGraphic design freshman Matthew Flannigan, 19, casts his vote for chairs to go in the renovated Reitz Union. His favorite is No. 11 because its comfortable and convenient with built-in desk and outlets. CHRISTINA BICKNELLAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Entrepreneurship Club will be hosting a chat Friday between two cyber celebrities about their experiences with their companies. Reddits co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, will speak alongside Groovesharks coGreenberg at 7 p.m. Friday. The event, in Weimer Halls Gannett Auditorium, is free and open to all UF students. Ian Mitchell, president of the Entrepreneurship Club, said he was looking forward to hosting Ohanian and Greenberg because of their important innovations in the Internet realm. Reddit is an online social and entertainment news website that puts users in control of the websites content. Grooveshark enables users to stream music, create their own playlists and upload their own music. Mitchell said there is a common misconception that entrepreneurship is all about fact, entrepreneurship can help elicit social change. Mitchell said he hopes that the event will make people aware of deep issues we have in our society, like copyright laws and freedom of speech. Mitchell said the club anticipates the students arrive early to secure seats. auditorium may watch the talk in rooms nearby also in Weimer Hall. At the end of the chat, students will have the opportunity to ask Ohanian and Ohanian will be signing his new book, Without Their Permission, which will be available for purchase. Sebastian Restrepo, a 21-year-old UF industrial engineering senior, said he considers himself a Redditor and uses the Reddit app in his downtime. I like the community, Restrepo said. It has people worth listening to. He said he had not previously heard tend. Juliana Guitelman, a 19-year-old UF psychology sophomore, said she will also attend the event. Im really excited to meet Ohanian and awesome.Reddit co-founder to come to UF campus for talk on FridayTwo cyber celebrities will speakUF students vote to pick furniture for future Reitz Union A BIRTHDAY PARTY WAS RUINED. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) The city of South Miami will pay $90,000 to a man whose daughters 15th birthday handcuffed him and took him to a patrol car. The city recently agreed to settle the case which began in December 2009 during a birthday party. South Miami police responded to a noise complaint that evening. They returned a short time later. Julio Sanchez was arrested, but later let go. court in February 2011 and moved to federal court in November 2012. Sanchez sued the city for battery, false arrest and civil-rights violations. The city agreed to settle the case after a federal judge ruled that a portion of the noise ordinance was unconstitutionally vague. U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga struck down the part of the citys noise ordinance that made a noise illegal if it would annoy anyone on a nearby street, sidewalk or adjacent building. Altonaga wrote that the noise ordinance is clearly unconstitutional, and tellingly the city does not provide any argument addressing Mr. Sanchezs contentions and analysis contained in the motion concerning the noise ordinances unconstitutionality. During the birthday party in 2009, South Miami police received a noise complaint, according to the lawsuit. asked Sanchez to turn down the music. Attorney Ray Taseff said Sanchez complied but police received another told Sanchez the party must end. Sanchez eventually turned off the music. the party could continue inside. When badge number, he was arrested. South Miami Mayor Phillip Stodlanguage to the noise ordinance, but city leaders rejected the proposed changes. The police ruined my daughters party and robbed my family of the speates, Sanchez said in a release from his lawyer. South Miami to pay $90K settlement Aguilar family not suprised Christians father, Carlos Aguilar. I think what we heard today was the outcome that everyone was expecting, he said. Aguilar said he thinks the trial will be set for May or June. But the delay doesnt worry him. local authorities ... have enough support to convince any jury that this person committed that crime and that hes convicted with the sentence he deserves, Aguilar said. Bravos charges include homicide, kidnapping, lying to police, mishandling human remains, providing false reports, tampering with physical evidence, and poisoning food and/or water with the intent to kill or injure a person, according to court records. He was arrested four days after Christian went missing, and he remains in the Alachua County Jail. BRA VO, from page 1 I like the community. It has people worth listening to.Sebastian Restrepo21-year-old UF industrial engineering senior R eitz Union Construction Update as of October 2, 2013 ( facts:total construction and debris = 238.44 tons total concrete = 1349.48 tons total metal = 102.84 tons recycled = 92 percent


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Silvia Rueda / AlligatorSpring Chicken GRIFFIN HORVATHAlligator Contributing WriterTwo new Asian restaurants are spicing up University Avenue. Bahn Thai opened Friday in the former Bella Donnas location at 1023 W. University Ave. Small House Traditional Chinese Cuisine opened during Winter Break in the former Farahs location, at 1120 W. University Ave., both close to Karma Cream. Bahn Thai is owned by a husband-and-wife team, Aung Chun and Moe Marlar-Chun. Both were medical professionals in Burma and Jamaica before they took over Bahn Thai from its former owners three years ago. Cooking healthy meals is important to us, MarlarChun said, attributing her background in the medical paring healthy dishes. Bahn Thai opened for business on Friday at its new location and served a full house the same night. We decided to put the sign out, and everyone just came in, Marlar-Chun said. I was surprised. The most popular dish so far is the Pad Thai, and about half of the customers whove come so far are vegan or vegetarian, Marlar-Chun said. Megan Ely, an 18-yearold UF zoology freshman, is hooked on the new Thai restaurant. I love the family atmosphere here, Ely said. The owners know me by name now. Its nice. At Small House, the Szechmost popular menu item, said Sherry Huo, a manager at the restaurant. Everything on the menu is what Chinese people are very familiar with in their home country, she said. As good as homemade thats the goal here. Huo said the restaurant keeps vegans and vegetarians in mind while keeping the menu interesting. We use vegetables many Americans are used to, and we cook them in ways theyve never experienced before, she said. Lake City resident Robert Morgan is already a regular at Small House. I have made friends with some of the international students here, Morgan said. Huo said the proximity to UF campus is good for Small House. She said groups of Chinese and international students visit every day for lunch. It warms my heart to see that they can make this place like home, Huo said. They can come here and get a meal they really enjoy eating that tastes like home.New restaurants add JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgAlachua County Sheriffs deputies arrested a local man Monday night who became belligerent after drinking bottles of cough syrup and large amounts of caffeine. Deputies arrested 41-year-old Larry Laverne Montgomery on charges of domestic battery, according to an arrest report. At about 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call that a man was yelling at several cars in the parking lot of Bellamay Grand Apartments, at 2625 SW 75th St., according to a report. When deputies arrived, Montgomery told them he drank cough syrup, several Red Bull energy drinks and a large amount of coffee. He was acting extremely intoxicated and yelling randomly, according to the report. Montgomerys daughter came out of the apartment to try to calm him down. He grabbed and held her hair, pulling out a black knit hair cap in the process, according to the report. into the Alachua County Jail at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was released at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after meeting a $2,500 bond. LELAND HENRYAlligator Contributing WriterA UF club is putting the spotlight on its new venture in hopes of drawing a greater audience. The student-run theater company Florida Players spring season now features a musical, something that has not been done by this club in two years. Putting on a musical requires a lot more from a director, said Kim Yeoman, a 21-yearold UF scenic design senior and production manager for the Florida Players. They need a choreographer, a music director and an accompanist. Its a big challenge for a student director. The Florida Players chose to include Spring Awakening, a rock musical, in its lineup of three shows for the semester. Producing a musical may be a challenge, but Yeoman said she believes the director can handle it. However, this risky choice will greatly impact the Florida Players budget. Katina White, a 19-year-old UF theater sophomore and treasurer for the Florida Players, said that more of the budget, which is about $40,000, has been allotted to the musical than to the other two shows. We have budgeted a large chunk of money for the rights and the score, White said. The props, sets and costumes will also cost more than they do for the straight plays. Janiel Myers, a 21-year-old UF theater senior and the director of Spring Awakening, foresees a different challenge going into this show, which will include live music. I am most concerned about the logistics gether, Myers said. We are still in the process of looking for people. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that a group of defendants in Florida have agreed to surrender assets totaling about $3.6 million as part of a settlement agreement related to an alleged mortgage relief scam. The defendants also will be permanently banned from providing mortgage relief and debt relief services to consumers. In 2012, the FTC charged 11 coman illegal mortgage relief scheme that operated under various names, including Prime Legal Plans. The action was part of the Distressed Homeowner Initiative, a multi-agency federal enforcement crackdown. The FTC said that the mortgage called Reaching U Network and several other companies to lure consumers with false promises that enrollment would save their homes from foreclosure or result in lower mortgage payments. The defendants charged consumers as much as $750 a month in illegal advance fees but offered little or no help. Aside from alleging that the scheme deceived consumers, the FTC charged that it violated the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rules ban on advance fees for mortgage relief and that the defendants made numerous calls to numbers listed on the national Do Not Call Registry. The FTC received a court order shutting down the operation and freezing the defendants corporate and personal assets pending settlement of the case. A $25.1 million judgment imposed on Derek Radzikowski, Jason Desmond, Prime Legal Plans LLC will be suspended when the defendants surrender an estimated $3.5 million in assets. Desmonds wife must also turn over $110,000 that she received from the scheme.NATIONAL Cooking healthy meals is important to us.Bahn Thai owner I am most concerned about the getting the band senior and director of Spring Awakening Man was released TuesdayMontgomery


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.Does stand your ground apply in Tampa shooting?Sadly, this weeks headlines were dominated by two tragic shootings. On Tuesday morning, a 12-year-old boy opened dents. According to Reuters, it was the second shooting to take place in a U.S. middle school in three months. moviegoer in the chest after an argument erupted over cellphone use during previews. Authorities said a man was trying to conAccording to witnesses, the man using his phone threw a bag of popcorn at Reeves, and Reeves proceeded to brandish a gun. As authorities investigate the Tampa shooting, Florida news outlets are already beginning to speculate: Will Reeves lawyers try to mount a stand-your-ground defense? The obvious, overwhelming response is, are you crazy? The victim allegedly threw a bag of popcorn at Reeves hardly an imminent threat of death or serious injury. And the fact that tigation, the Tampa Bay Times said. According to the Times, A defense attorney could argue ment on when deadly force is necessary. On the other hand, a have known how to de-escalate the situation. All in all, however, Reeves defense team would be hardpressed to build a convincing argument that his decision to open The shootings we saw this week open the same debate we have had time and time again in this country when violence at the hands of gun users results in the injury of children and the amid a contentious national debate on gun control that intensicalled for sweeping new gun control measures. his administration proposed new regulations this month aimed at clarifying restrictions on gun ownership for the mentally ill Reuters said. one thing is certain: security needs to be heightened in public, enclosed spaces such as arenas, stadiums and yep small movie theaters. Of course, this argument is hardly groundbreaking. The familiar wave of liberal rage will be met with a conservative blowBut should we stop pushing for a cultural change in the way We dont think so.What voters need in 2014: skepticismts far too easy to be cynical nowadays especially when it comes to your opinions about politics and the government. campaign promises, legislative initiatives and politicians Benghazi scandal, the botched Obamacare rollout and the blown-out-of-proportion Bridgegate scandal unfold, you begin to feel cynical yourself. But this newly found cynicism is not necessarily a bad not be negative. At the beginning of the football season, when some said that the Gators would win the whole shebang in a glorious pectation? Skepticism, especially when talking about politics, brings When talking about the role of government in our lives, skepticism shifts the conversation from What should the Government simply cannot do everything but it tries. ment should control your eating and drinking habits. And if you want free birth control, just ask the government for it. We should cast doubt upon a government that cannot control its spending, cannot control its bureaucracy and canwhat government actually has the ability to do tears away at the long-held liberal belief that government can and thereby eral belief is completely healthy and quite reassuring. in society. Government does have a place. Government is in place to protect us in foreign and domestic affairs, to make the marketplace free and competitive and to a degree care for those who have fallen on hard times. And the government should work well and produce reject the culture of nihilism that some politicians hold. But when you go beyond that basic rendering of what the government should do, political programs and institutions will produce disastrous results. ticle that describes the new movement on the right as skeptical reformism. This is a winning strategy for those on the right and for the country. The skeptical reformers do believe that the government has a role to play in society. They see to make government institutions work effectively while maintaining the belief that government simply cannot and should not do everything. pectations. Do you think a skeptical reformer would have promised a complete overhaul of the health insurance maruntrue promises? By taking a step back with our new skepticism, we become able to properly govern and properly manage our have and what they should and shouldnt do. We see the world and our government as it is, not as what it should become. Then we will be able to tackle gripping national defunding Obamacare and having the ability to keep your health care plan. ship? Michael Beato is a UF economics sophomore. His column appears on Wednesdays. 153 TOTAL VOTES86% YES 14% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Should recreational marijuana be legalized in Florida? Todays question: Do you use Reddit? WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Michael


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 Thanks to UF student lobbyistsKudos to the approximately 30 UF students who lobbied legislators in Tallahassee on Thursday to support instate tuition for foreign-born students who meet Florida residency requirements and graduated Florida high schools. State Sen. Dwight Bullard spoke at a press conference along with other legislators in support. Thank you. Philip Kellerman Gainesville resident UF should condemn Ringling Bros. CircusIts no surprise that the words bully and bullhook are so similar. Ringling Bros. Circus exists through bullying animals. Bullhooks are heavy batons with a sharp metal hook on the Elephants are beaten into submission with these cruel devices. These keenly intelligent, active and social animals spend the vast majority of their lives in chains. They learn to obey or pay the painful consequences. Even though female elephants stay with their mothers for life, and males until their pre-teens, Ringling rips these infants away from their frantic mothers, ties them down with ropes by all four legs, gouges them with bullhooks and shocks them with electric prods to break their spirits and make them give up all hope and submit. Theyll spend their lives balancing on pedestals and jammed in fetid boxcars, traveling from one town to the next. Why would an institute of higher education support this cruel industry? Students who care about animals should rise up and demand that UF tell the circus FU. Jennifer OConnor staff writer for PETA Foundation Letters to the Editor The political news of the last few days has been dominated by details of a scandal involving senior members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christies Republican administration. Recently uncovered emails revealed a plot among senior members of the governors staff to cause major Members of Christies staff conspired with employees of the New Jersey Port Authority to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge as retribution for Mayor Mark Sokolichs refusal to endorse Christie for re-election. Although no evidence has been presented directly implicating the governor in the alleged scandal, the thuggish behavior of his staff members could seriously damage Christies hopes for a presidential run in 2016. None of these troubling developments seems to have left an impression on Floridas own Gov. Rick Scott. The National Journal reports that Christie is expected to attend fundderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando on Saturday. These fundraiser events are part of Scotts reported goal of raising $100 million for his re-election bid this year. It is understandable that Scott would want to align himself as closely to Christie as possible. Despite the still emerging, Christie remains quite popular. A recent survey found that 55 percent of voters still hold a favorable opinion of Christie, compared with 44 percent who view him unfavorably. In contrast, Scott remains one of the United States, with an abysmal approval rating of 33 percent. A recent poll from Public Policy Polling found that the governor trails presumptive Democratic nominee and former Gov. Charlie Crist by 12 points, 50 percent for Crist to 38 percent for Scott. Scotts unpopularity stems largely from several policy decisions made by his administration, including rejections of federal funding for a highspeed rail system and an expansion of Medicaid. Scott has also been criticized for supporting a bill that would require in the state of Florida to undergo random drug screening. Scott touted the initiative as a way of saving money and reducing abuse of the welfare system. Of the 4,086 people required to take drug tests as a result of the new policy, only 108 about 2.5 percent failed. In addition, the Miami Herald found that the program, rather than having a positive impact on the state budget, actually resulted in a net cost to the state of about $45,000. It seems unlikely that Scott is concerned about his popularity ratings or his reputation as an enemy of Floridas middleand working-class families. After all, Scott used $73 million of tion bid in 2010 to erase his unseemly past from the public discourse. Scott resigned as CEO of Columbia/HCA, a large health care provider, just before the company agreed to the largest Medicare fraud settlement in the history of the program. Under Scotts watch, Columbia/HCA billed Medicare for non-prescribed treatments, claimed advertising costs as community education expenses and engaged in a number of other fraudulent moneymaking tactics. The company eventually settled with the federal government and rewas able to avoid criminal fraud charges and jail time, instead using his vast and ill-gotten fortune to launch his successful gubernatorial bid. Scotts crusade against nonexistent fraud in the Florida welfare system after overseeing one of the largest private-sector fraud schemes in recent memory is the pinnacle of hypocrisy. Rick Scott has demonstrated his brazen lack of integrity and concern for the well-being of Floridians during his tenure in both the private sector and as governor of Florida. His willingness to associate with a fellow governor currently under investigation by the FBI in order to raise more money from wealthy donors underscores the misplaced priorities of the governor and his administration. In November, Floridians will have the opportunity to reject Scotts anti-middle-and-working-class agenIf the actions of the governor during the past several years generate the outrage they deserve, no sum of money will be enough to ensure his political survival. Elliot Levy is a UF political science and public relations junior. His column runs on Wednesdays.Gov. Rick Scotts Christieheadlined fundraisers yet another questionable anticColumn Elliot In late December, Phil Robertson, family patriarch of the hit A&E show Duck Dynasty, was suspended for controversial comments he made about black people and gay people to the mens magazine GQ. The statements made by Robertson, however, ended up saying more about societys cultural reaction to someone voicing an unpopular opinion than it did of Robertsons individual beliefs. The First Amendment states, Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, and this basic sentiment allows that A&E was well within its constitutional right to suspend Robertson from the show. A&E is a private network that can choose ployee who presumably violates his or her contract with the network. So those decrying the downfall of the First Amendment might want to pump the brakes. The second conclusion that can be drawn is about hypocrisy of those on the anti-Christian side a safe categorization, seeing as Robertson based his statements on the Bible came out saying A&E didnt Robertson and his family for their beliefs. Unfortunately for those worrying about the downfall of human rights at Robertsons hands, the First Amendment has nothing to do with being offended. It doesnt say, Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech unless your feelings get hurt or you disagree in any way. Before gay marriage became the widely accepted cultural movement it is today, those in support of it faced the same just stop talking sentiment critics are now throwing at people such as Phil Robertson. How easily people forget the value of being able to express their opinions when those opinions become culturally popular. How easily they toss around the word bigot without realizing it has a far more widespread application than they care to admit. Bigot, according to Merriam-Webster, is a person who is intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices. Just as those who disagree with Robertson on the issue of gay marriage want to change freedom of speech to only include the also want to change the word bigot to only apply to those with religious convictions. And prejudice, according to MerriamWebster, is a preformed opinion, usually knowledge, irrational feelings or inaccurate stereotypes. who is intolerantly devoted to his or her own negative opinions. But is it not bigoted to decide anyone who doesnt support gay marriage is hateful and intolerant? Attacking Phil Robertson for his choice to exercise his own freedom of speech and his own freedom of religion allows people to misuse the word bigot and pervert a constitution they claim is being perverted and misrepresent a religion theyve taken just enough time to learn about so they can make a comment about whether Robertson should eat At all costs the people calling those who oppose gay marriage bigoted have to keep going. Because those who like to use the word bigoted conveniently spend so much time attacking the rest of the population that they havent looked in the mirror long enough to realize that their behavior and language makes them exactly the boogey man theyre scared of people intolerantly devoted to a preformed negative opinion about an entire group of people. So maybe its time to take a step back and look at our own behavior. Before deciding someone is a redneck or a bigot for not agreeing with a culturally popular opinion, we should look at how we express those beliefs. Before calling people names like a nation of third graders, we should take a minute to evaluate whether those words come from our own place of bigotry. After that, we can talk about the shellCalum Hayes is a writer for The Daily Trojan. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire. Society quick to judge RobertsonUWireCalum HayesUWire


BELLA ZABINOFSKYAlligator Contributing WriterThe 32nd Kanapaha Botanical Gardens bamboo sale is underway. During the sale, which runs through February, 14 varieties of bamboo are dug to order from the gardens surplus supply, said Chief Supervisor Adam Maxwell. The least expensive bamboo plant, a 5-gallon Chinese Goddess, costs $45. The most expensive is $385. All of the funds from the sale will go toward maintaining Kanapaha Gardens, which is a nonThe gardens, at 4700 SW 58th Drive, maintains the largest public collection of bamboo species in the state, according to its website. Maxwell said the ideal bamboo owner has a home instead of an apartment because the plants grow tall and require sunlight. it, Maxwell said. As for maintenance, gardens director Alexis Caffrey said there isnt much to worry about. Bamboo is one of the easiest plants to take care of, Caffrey said. Katlynn Cunningham, a 19-year-old UF public relations sophomore, said shes had good experiences with bamboo maintenance in the past. If it doesnt require a lot of work, Im down, she said. at the Gardens are listed at Customers should call the gardens at 352-372-4981 to place orders. The gardens will also host a workshop for beginning bamboo owners on Saturday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014Brittany Willis / Alligator The 32nd annual bamboo sale is underway and will run through February at the Kanapaha Botanical JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Fire Rescue pulled a construction worker out of a collapsed trench Monday afternoon after a 14-foot wall of clay and sand trapped him. Workers were on site by a stormwater vault at 800 SE Fourth St. when the wall of the trench collapsed and pinned a worker to the vault, said Gainesville Fire Rescue Lt. Don Campbell. Fellow construction workers used their hands and shovels to free the man from the dirt, which weighs about 100 pounds per cubic foot, Campbell said. of GFRs technical rescue team arrived at about 4 p.m. freed from the sand and clay. They latched a backboard to a ladder to remove him from the hole. That was really the only way we could get him out without causing the trench to collapse any farther, Campbell said. worker from the hole within minutes, and he was rushed to UF Health Shands Hospital under a trauma alert. The instability of the ground caused a tricky situation for rescuers, said Deputy Chief Jeff Lane. An overhang of dirt and debris could have collapsed at any moment. (Members of the technical team) had to accept higher risks than they are normally comfortable with, he said. LOC AL SAME LEGISLATOR APPOINTED AS LT. GOV. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI Florida Gov. Rick Scott, already in a potentially history Tuesday when he apposition of lieutenant governor. Ending a guessing game that stretched on for nearly 10 months, Scott named Miami-Dade Properwill also be Scotts running mate in the November elections. and an ally of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called the appointment an honor. Its just an opportunity that could not be ignored or denied because Ill be representing the said. The job of lieutenant governor is largely ceremonial, but Scott said he plans to use the 40-yearold former legislator to help push through his legislative agenda during the session that starts in March. More importantly, the selecboth ethnic and geographical diversity to the Republican ticket in born in Madrid, but was raised in Miami. He checks all the boxes for the governor, said Al Cardenas, former head of the Florida Republican Party and chairman of the American Conservative Union. Hes a young, Hispanic, talentfamily and a great record. Scott brushed aside any talk that his selection would aid him politically in a race where polls have shown him trailing Democrat and former Gov. Charlie Crist. I picked someone who is going to help get our state back to work, Scott said. his heritage, saying he didnt joked that there will be a little more Cuban coffee in the goverDemocrats portrayed the selecmove to detract from Scotts support for policies such as his initial migration law or last years veto of a bill that would have allowed some young undocumented immigrants to apply for a temporary drivers license. This is exactly the kind of pandering choice that has made Rick Scott one of the most unpopular governors in America, said Florida Democratic Party political director Christian Ulvert. into his new job on Feb. 3. Lopez-Cantera The cheapest pot is $45


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9AP PhotoHump DayDressed as a shepherd, Daniel Carroll, left, waits near a camel before the start of the Three Kings Day Parade on Sunday in Miami. The parade honored the visit of the Three Wise Men to the baby Jesus. CUSTOMERS CAN ORDER WITH AN APP. KATHRYN ALLABENAlligator Contributing WriterFrom now on, UF students will not have to wait in line or leave their seats at the library to grab a cup of coffee. A new coffee delivery service called GoJoe began to decustomers on UFs campus Tuesday. Spencer Muratides, a 22-year-old UF real estate graduate student and the founder of GoJoe, said that for this week, the company is currently using 100 testers who signed up during a tabling session in November. These testers can send a text message with their locations, and within about seven minutes, a GoJoe employee will arrive on a bicycle with hot coffee. The business will be open to anyone on campus beginning next week and will be accompanied by an app, he said. The app will allow you to drop a pin at your location, pay for the order and tip for the delivery all at once, Muratides said. The goal is for customers to be able to stick their arm out the door and grab a coffee. Customers can order a 16-ounce coffee for about $3. GoJoe currently brews and delivers coffee from its sponsor, The Swamp Restaurant, at the corner of West University Avenue and Northwest 17th Street. The company offers a free tomers and uses 100 percent biodegradable cups, Muratides said. At the end of each day, we want to give back to the students, he said. Thats why I started this company. Muratides said the idea came to him when he was at a coffee shop at the Hough Graduate School of Business on UFs campus. It was only open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and it was always so busy, he said. I would see people walk away from the line because they were so tired of waiting. cially become a limited liability company at the end of October. Ten employees now help run the business. Each driver carries a 30-pound coffee tank with a nozzle in a backpack, a sleeve with creamer, sugar and stirrers. The tanks GoJoe uses were custom-created for the business with parts from Italy and Canada, Muratides said. The tanks were engineered to create a layer of creme in each cup to give the coffee a Weve had people tell us that you dont even need to add creamer to our coffee. Kelsey Torgerson, a 21-yearold UF political science junior, said she buys coffee on the go about six days a week and is looking forward to GoJoe. GoJoe would be a great and feasible alternative, Torgerson said in an email. A cup of coffee delivered right to my seat service.UF students pedal coffee with GoJoe C AMPUS TAYLOR WIDOMAlligator Contributing WriterA UF organization is hoping to use social media to serve the Gainesville community. The Center for Leadership and Service is working with Student Government to launch #UFgivesback, a campaign that will help track students community service work. Community Involvement and Service Director Kathryn Bonti said students will be taught how to connect volunteer work with technology they already use. We know students are doing service, Bonti said. We just havent had a way to track it until now. She said UF hasnt been a strong contender for the Presidents Community Service Honor Roll for Higher Education, which is a national award, in several years because CLS staff suspects students dont report all their community service hours. Now, when students post information about their community service work to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #UFgivesback, the CLS can use analytics to track their efforts, Bonti said. We really want to get people to see that theres a larger community that you can be a part of, she said. Daniel Sibol, CLS community engagement coordinator, said though most students are only in Gainesville for four years, its important to get involved early. Get off campus, experience Gainesville and give back to the community youve been adopted into, he said. On Friday, program volunteers will gather on the Plaza of the Americas from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to give out cotton candy, popcorn and information about how to get involved. UF service to be tracked with hashtag THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. Chad Oulson was described by friends as a man who loved dirt bikes and his baby daughter. Curtis Reeves was a retired Tampa police liked riding his motorcycle with his wife. The mens lives collided in a movie theater altercation that left Oulson dead and Reeves in jail. Oulson was texting his daughters daycare, friends said, and Reeves got mad. Authorities said Reeves shot and killed Oulson with a handgun after the men exchanged words. He must have just snapped, neighbor Joe DAndrea said of Reeves, describing him as a friendly, stand-up guy. Im trying to put all of this together. partment show he led other agencies in gun safety training and received numerous letters of commendation for his leadership. Still, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said Tuesday: It didnt matter what he had done previously in his life. You dont shoot someone over a texting incident. Tuesday, Judge Lynn Tepper ordered the 71year-old held without bond on a second-degree murder charge pending a bond hearing. initially asked Oulson to stop texting at the theater in Wesley Chapel, a suburb about a half-hour north of downtown Tampa. Sheriffs Detective Allen Proctor wrote that Reeves spoke to Oulson during the movie previews, then got up and informed management. When Reeves returned to his seat, additional words were exchanged, and Oulson threw a bag of popcorn at Reeves, the report said. told the detective that Oulson struck him in the face with an unknown object, and thats when he removed a .380 caliber gun from his pants pocket. struck Oulson once in the chest and that he was in fear of being attacked. The sheriff said at a news conference that Reeves son who was off duty from his job theater when the shooting happened. Nocco ty deputy but released the weapon. The gun Pasco Sgt. Steve Greiner was among the Reeves demeanor, Greiner replied: He was very calm. He was seated in the chair, looking at the screen. At the hearing, Judge Lynn Tepper said warrant the no bond order. Reeves faces life in prison if convicted. He only spoke once during his court appearance, to say yes, maam to the judge when she asked him if he could afford to hire his own attorney. Reeves, who appeared in court via a video link from the jail, appeared to be wearing a bulletproof vest without a shirt underneath. Reeves attorney, Richard Escobar, argued that his client should be released because of his deep ties to the community. The alleged victim attacked him, Escobar said, adding that Oulson threw something, possibly popcorn, at Reeves. At that point in time, he has every right to defend himself. The judge said that throwing an unknown object does not equal taking out a gun and shooting someone. Escobar said Reeves has lived in the Tampa Bay area almost his entire life and worked at the Tampa Police department for more than two decades until his retirement in 1993. Reeves home in Hernando County lies north of the movie theater. Neighbors said that Reeves and his wife moved to the rural subdivision about 10 years ago. Everyone in the neighborhood knew DAndrea, the neighbor. He was a stand-up guy in the neighborhood, DAndrea said. I would not think he was the type of guy to do something like that.S T A TE Get off campus, experience Gainesville and give back to the community youve been adopted into.Daniel SibolCLS community engagement coordinator


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Murphy, Silberman announce destinationFormer Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy and offensive lineman Ian Silberman have enrolled at Boston College, according to media reports, joining former UF offensive coordinator Steve Addazio, who coaches BC.Offensive line coach Mike Summers plans to utilize early enrollees to improve the offensive line. Read the story on page 14.Poll questionWill the Florida mens basketball team lose at least one game in the OConnell Center this season? Vote online at JONATHAN CZUPRYN Alligator Staff Writer@jczuprynThe last time the Gators had a home winning streak of 24 games, Billy Donovan was coaching Joakim Noah, Corey Brewer and Al Horford to two straight national championships. But on Tuesday night, the longtime coach just needed Michael Frazier II to defeat Georgia 72-50 and extend No. 7 Floridas (14-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) home winning streak to a school-record 25 games. The sophomore guard, who came into Tuesday nights contest leading the SEC with a 48.1 three-point shooting percentage, dogs with a career-high 21 points. He shot 7 beyond the arc. However, if it wasnt for his coaches and teammates urging him to shoot more, Frazier three-point shooting night. Georgia (8-7, 2-1 SEC) held the Florida sharpshooter to 1 of 8 behind the arc through I can see Michael Frazier sometimes he misses a couple and its like hes keeping inventory, Donovan said. You know the guy is shooting 50 percent from the threepoint line. Keep letting them go, it will all even itself out. Although the Gators had a 17-point lead with 7:32 in the game, Donovan kept harping on Frazier to let loose when he had the chance. With the encouragement from the bench and his teammates on the court, Frazier evened out his night by hitting four straight threes in just fewer than four minutes. Frazier said he couldnt have had this type of turnaround in a game last year because he I probably would have stopped shooting and really just defer, the 6-foot-4 guard said. But I think thats why Im starting to mature as a player (and) kind of let the last shot go. Im still getting better at that, but its all part of the process of maturing. Florida as a whole matured offensively by turning the ball over just eight times, which tied a season low. The Gators complemented the low number of turnovers with 18 assists, which was just one shy of tying a season Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffMichael Frazier II prepares to shoot during Floridas 72-50 win against Georgia on Fraziers shooting secures record home streak ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24Floridas list of starting quarterbacks the past four seasons has been a whos who of wasted talent and missed opportunity. With John Brantley, Jacoby Brissett, Jeff Driskel, Tyler Murphy and Skyler Mornhinweg all getting a chance to take the helm, the Gators the nation in passing offense falling to as low as 118th in 2012. A second year under offensive coordinator Brent Pease did not alleviate the passing woes the delight of many Gators fans. Now, coach Will Muschamp is looking to Kurt Roper, who was hired as offensive coordinator on Dec. 26, 2013, to reverse that trend. Muschamps job depends on it. You are what your record is, Muschamp said. Im a 4-8 coach, and weve got a 4-8 ball club. We need to work hard to get better and improve in every facet. Luckily for Muschamp, Roper has a history of coaching up quarterbacks. As the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ole Miss, the 41-year-old helped Eli Manning become the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year and the No. 1 pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. At Duke, where he was the offensive coordinator under David Cutcliffe, he coached Thaddeus Lewis and Sean Renfree. Both went on to make NFL rosters. Kurt Ropers name kept coming up, Muschamp said. I did a lot of research, talked to a lot of people, found out a lot of things looking into his background He did a fantastic job there developing Eli Manning as his quarterback. But the proverbial cupboard at Florida may be bordering on empty. Driskel entered 2013 as the starter Roper looks to improve quarterbacks UF Fo otball GYMNAS TICS ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssaClaire Boyce and Silvia Colussi-Pelaez may not be close in height, but Floridas two freshmen are close. They see a lot of each other, both at practice and when they get home. Were around each other all the time, Boyce said. I mean we live together, we were on pretty much the same schedule last semester, and so we really try and stick together and be there for each other because there is only two of us, so weve got to be close. season, the 5-foot-6 Boyce and 5-foot-2 Colussi-Pelaez took different paths. Boyce Colussi-Pelaez exhibitioned in It was a really great thing to be a part of, Boyce said. I didnt want to have expectations, because I just wanted to see and be in the moment. Colussi-Pelaez, who spent most of the fall training with the Spanish national team to compete at the 2013 World Championship, struggled in adjusting to collegiate competition. Its just two different worlds, the elite level and the college level, Colussi-Pelaez said. Boyce SEE G YM, PA GE 15 SEE HOOPS, PA GE 15 SEE FOOT, PA GE 15 I can see Michael Frazier sometimes he misses a couple and its like hes keeping inventory. You know the guy is shooting 50 percent from the three-point line. Keep letting them go, it will all even itself out.Billy DonovanUF coach


MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Writer @Morgan_MoriartyNational Signing Day is fewer than three weeks away, and despite Florida currently having 20 commits including nine early enrollees on campus there is still a lot of work to be done on the recruiting trail. In the past month, the Gators lost the top running back and wide receiver prospects from their class Dalvin Cook and Ermon Lane, respectively. They replaced the loss of Cook by swaying running back Brandon Powell away from Miami, and he arrived on campus on Friday just in time to enroll early. Lane decommitted from UF on Friday evening. The best replacement for him would be JUCO wideout Eric Lauderdale, who also has offers from Arizona State and Oregon. The two Pac-12 Conference schools may have the upper hand in the four-star prospects decision. He will visit Tucson, Ariz., this weekend and Eugene, Ore., the following week. Another replacement, three-star wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, will take his ofOf the nine early enrollees currently on campus, only a few can make an impact immediately in 2014. Three offensive linemen Drew Sarvary, Kavaris Harkless and Nolan Kelleher have already enrolled. ers with starting experience along the offensive line, the young linemen may need to take reps early. We have what we have, and were going to make the best out of those guys, offensive line coach Mike Summers said. I just came out of a situation where we didnt have a lot of depth and were able to be fairly successful. Im concerned that at some point we need to build depth, and we need to develop young players into experienced players, but Im also encouraged by the players that are on this team. As a JUCO transfer, Savary adds maturity and experience to the line. The 6-footseason at Tyler (Texas) Junior College, but he originally hails from Tallahassee. The offensive linemen in UFs 2014 class have a mix of versatile and one-position guys. Summers said that in his 30-plus years of coaching, sometimes moving players around the line sometimes pays off but doesnt work in every case. Ive been in years where we havent had very much depth, and tackles have had to play guard, and centers have had to play tackle and weve had to mix and match, he said. But certainly, I think our development tion for each guy and we can develop them in that position. Prospects of note: Five-star athlete Adoree Jackson out of Gardena, Calif., is still considering Florida. He is more likely to choose USC or UCLA so he can stay closer to home. However, he could end up at Florida and make an immediate impact playing either defensive back or wide receiver. Offensive tackle Damian Prince, from Forestville, Md., is one of the most talented tackles in the 2014 class. He was offered by Florida as well as Maryland and South Carolina. Florida could have the upper hand here. before National Signing Day. His friendship with cornerback Jalen Tabor, another early enrollee, could also be a factor. Coaches on the move: It was announced Tuesday afternoon, per various sources, that Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt would join Mark Richts staff as defensive coordinator. Pruitt is an excellent recruiter and could make four-star defensive end and UF target Lorenzo Carter to a lock to go to UGA. Pruitt may also attempt to grab some recruits from Florida States highly ranked class. In addition, longtime PSU assistant Larry Johnson will reportedly be joining Urban Meyer as the defensive line coach at Ohio State University. That could swing four-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley, a PSU commit, to the Buckeyes as well. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 Jordan McPherson / Alligator Staff Early enrollees look to make quick impact for reeling FloridaSarvary


meet ever, and they wanted to get me out there and see how I performed. After sustaining a fall on the uneven bars, Colussi-Pelaez admitted she did not have the best performance, but she hopes to gain a spot on the Florida lineup against Auburn. I just kind of got ahead of myself and was thinking about the end so I had a fall, Colussi-Pelaez said. Im really hoping to work really hard on my consistency and be able to make the lineup. Coach Rhonda Faehn said she was happy with Boyces performance and plans on keeping her in the lineup for UFs away meet against Auburn on Friday. She went out and competed like an upperclassman, like a pro, Faehn said of Boyce, who placed fourth overall in balance beam and As far as Colussi-Pelaezs position on the lineup, Faehn is unsure. For Silvia, I think it was an eye opener, Faehn said. She has tremendous potential, and its a matter of her continuing to learn each time and to not let herself get overwhelmed. burn. Faehn said she could possibly exhibition on bars, too. She added vault is not likely for Boyce because of the risk for injury to her legs, tions. We wanted her to exhibition vault at UCLA but she just didnt really have a great warm-up, so we choose not to, Faehn said. Wed like to be able to see her get out there for that and possibly bars again as well. high as a team. The 18:8 assists to turnover rathe year. Were getting better, Donovan said of his squads ball movement. The press helped us a little bit with our assists because tions. The biggest thing is if you look at our guards, (they had) 10 turnovers, which helps. backcourt performance by the Gators, their frontcourt provided the team with key second chance opportunities. Florida did not lose the reboundished the night with 23 defensive and 11 offensive boards. Patric Young, who was honored at the OConnell Center with Patric Young Beard Night, double of the year. The senior center said the reis vital if they want to play the up-tempo style of basketball that Donovan expects. Whenever you can be really physical and a team has to focus more on their defensive rebounding (and) were being a problem for them on the offensive glass, its going to wear their bigs out, Young said. And in doing that, were playing more our style of play of trying to get up and down the Donovan said, Being dogs. but struggled early before suffering a season-ending fractured Tennessee on Sept. 21, 2013. Murphy, his replacement, left the program after the season and announced on Tuesday that he was enrolling at Boston College, joining former Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio with Mornhinweg struggled in three late-season starts, and he will likely be jumped on the depth chart by early-enrolling quarterback Will Grier. Grier, a Davidson, N.C., native, may be the most talented signal-caller Roper has to work with in the spread-based, uptempo offense he is bringing to UF. He put up video-game numbers at Davidson Day High and looks to translate those skills to college. You knew Will was real talented and was going to be heavily recruited, Roper said of seeing Grier at camps while he coached at Duke. He has a great mindset. I think he has a great quarterback demeanor, and then, I tell you what, he was accurate. He can throw it. He has a fast arm. I look for a guy that when he turns it loose, his arm speed is really consistently fast. Although Grier may have the talent, Driskel has the experience. Muschamp said on Monday that the junior is expected to be ready for spring practice. Roper said he tried to recruit Driskel out of high school, and he is excited to work with the quarterback now. Hes a guy that I tried to get in on early as a junior, Roper said. I thought he was an outstanding talent. Muschamp said every position is open after last years poor results, and Roper is waiting unI dont want to develop opinions sitting and getting somebody elses thought on a guy or watching tape, Roper said. I want to develop those opinions on the grass. ALLIGATORRyan Jones / Alligator StaffTyler Murphy looks to pass during UFs loss to LSU in Baton Rouge, La., on Oct. 12, 2013. Murphy, who started six games for Florida in 2013, enrolled at Boston College after transferring in December 2013. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffPatric Young attempts a layup during Floridas 72-50 win against Georgia in the OConnell Center on Tuesday night. Offensive coordinator takes over after three-quarterback season FOOT, from page 13Young solid during Beard Night HOOPS, from page 13 GYM, from page 13Colussi-Pelaez struggled You knew Will was real talented and was going to be heavily recruited. I think he has a great mindset. I think he has a great quarterback demeanor, and then, I tell you what, he was accurate. He can throw it. He has a fast arm. I look for a guy that when he turns it loose, his arm speed is really consistently fast.Kurt RoperUF offensive coordinator I just kind of got ahead of myself and was thinking about the end so I had a fall. Im really hoping to work really hard on my consistency and be able to make the lineup. Silvia Colussi-PelaezUF gymnast


THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON (AP) For President Barack Obama, seeing the Miami Heat at the White House on Tuesday was like deja vu. A year after congratulating LeBron James and company on winning their second league title, Obama was doing it again. And so soon. James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, their teammates and coaches, earned another White House visit by following that championship win with another last year. They topped the San Antonio Spurs in series that went the full seven games. A big basketball fan and recreational player, Obama described in detail how the Heat rallied from behind with less than a minute on the clock to win Game 6 before clinching in the seventh. This group has now won twice but its little respect, Obama said, adding: I can relate to that. The Heat won NBA titles in 2006, 2012 and last year. During an East Room ceremony, Obama also praised the teams off-court actions. The players visited wounded service members recuperating at an area military hospital before they came to the White House. Obama said its an example of the charitable work Heat players do year-round, including raising nearly $2 million last year for charities at home. So bottom line is: outstanding athletes, outstanding organization, outstanding team but also outstanding members of their community, Obama said. He wished them great luck for the rest of the current season, unless theyre playing the (Chicago) Bulls, Obamas hometown and favorite NBA team. Coach Erik Spoelstra presented Obama with a commemorative championship trophy that lists the players names as well as Obamas. The president also received an autographed basketball and team jersey with the number and POTUS on the back. Obama is the 44th president and POTUS is an abbreviation for president of the United States. This is a great honor for the entire Miami Heat family, Spoelstra said. It does not get old. The Heat werent leaving Washington right away. After back-to-back losses, the team will shoot for a win against the Washington Wizards tonight. 16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 AP PhotoChris Bosh shakes hands with President Barack Obama in the White House in Washington on Tuesday during a ceremony where the president honored the team. Heat travel to Washington to commemorate championship runSWIMMING LOGAN MCGUIREAlligator Writer@loganjmcguireTwo new recruits have joined the Gators mens swimming and diving team. Sophomore Nick Alexiou, a transfer from Virginia, and Enzo Martinez, a freshman from Uruguay, both enrolled for the spring semester and have been cleared by the NCAA to compete. However, Floridas coaching staff is still deciding whether it wants to use a year of eligibility or have the two swimmers redshirt this season. Both of them come in, and were not quite as sure what their semester for Nick was in transition, said coach Gregg Troy. Enzo is coming from another country, so we havent decided in fact whether theyll swim or whether theyll redshirt. It depends a little bit on what we see. Alexiou a 2013 All-American in the 800-yard freestyle relay his freshman year is a familiar face for Troy. The Gators scouted the backstroke and freestyle specialist from Clearwater High. Troy said he is thinking about the future of the program and what Alexiou brings to the table. With Alexiou having three years of his eligibility remaining, keeping him out this year looks road. UFs class is already strong. Florida landed the top sprinter in the 2014 recruiting class, Caeleb Dressel, and now it bolsters its sprinting group with Martinez, a 50and 100-yard freestyler who swam the latter at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona in the summer. His only real chance at competing this year hinges on his ability to make an impact in the 200-yard freestyle relay, but his role has not been determined yet. With only three dual meets remaining on the schedule, the Gators main focus at this point in the season is on the conference and national championship meets. Theyre kind of like dress rehearsals, Troy said, so were going to go through the same sort of routine that we would at the end of the year.Recruits look to bolster Florida lineup in middle of season Theyre kind of like dress rehearsals so were going to go through the same sort of routine that we would at the end of the year.Gregg TroyUF coachObama presented with jersey