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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 Wards supermarket to launch brand of locally raised beefThey raise the cows in Brooker, pg 3. Dispatch to hold free concert on Flavet FieldIts Friday at 7 p.m., pg 5. Locals unite in protest of Keystone XL PipelineAbout 60 people gathered for the event, pg 8. Tim Walton and the UF softball team will enter the 2014 season with a deep roster that includes 81 /62 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13VOLUME 108 ISSUE 92 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffPlaza PoliticsKristy Pinedo-Pimental, a 19-year-old UF political science freshman, circles issues she wants the Swamp Party to consider addressing. The board was part of the Swamp Partys platform generation on Turlington Plaza on Monday. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writer bdupuy@alligator.orgAlachua County is one of 35 counties facing a statewide review by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after a Pensacola chemist was found tampering with evidence. An investigation into the Escambia County prescription pain pills were being replaced with over-the-counter medication, according to the FDLE. The investigation found that Joseph Graves, crime lab analyst supervisor at the FDLE Penthe cases with the missing drugs. Since 2006, Graves reportedly was involved in 2,600 cases for 80 law enforcement agencies. Tampered evidence could lead to the release of prisoners and dropped drug charges in some cases. until an audit is done, we are unable to deterThe FDLE is sending teams to impacted Altered evidence could affect county drug cases SHE DONATED ABOUT $30,000. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgWhen Alicia Lews family friend lost the use of his legs in a car accident, she decided to raise money for spinal cord research by doing what she loves hosting an art auction. Lew, a 21-year-old UF biology senior, held her gallery on Jan. 25 in the ballroom of the Mission Inn Club and Resort, located in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. incorporate art with my passion for medicine, she said. A variety of pieces from local and professional artists, including some from Lew herself, were auctioned off throughout the night. Other, non-art items were also auctioned, such as tennis and ballroom dancing lessons and even a promissory note for a 25person paella meal from Eduardo Sainz, the family friend who inspired the auction. ceeds and handed it to UFs Paul J. Reier and his colleagues in the form of a comically Lew said she chose Reier due to his research in spinal cord injuries at UFs McKnight Brain Institute. She invited Reier to the auction, where he got to meet Sainz. Reier said. The money will be used on something UF senior sells art to fundraise for researchCAMPUS LAUREN TRONCOSOAlligator Contributing WriterJacob Embuscado thought he belonged on the road when he was riding through campus on wheels. But at the start of the Spring semester, he was pulled over and issued a citation Newell Drive. Embuscado, an 18-year-old UF telecommunication freshman, said he was only vaguely aware of the Florida statute time. He said he still doesnt understand the reasoning behind the restriction and wants to petition it as soon as he gains enough support. transportation should be included in the tronover said riding anything that is not Castronover said the departments goal is to educate. bit more intensive, then they might get a Longboarders ticketed for using bike lanesSEE ART, PAGE 4 SEE LONGBOARD, PAGE 4 SEE DRUGS, PAGE 4It could mean prisoners release There is nothing we can do at this moment.Ben TobiasGPD spokesman


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 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTCLOUDY 77/61 RAIN 72/58 RAIN 65/55 THUNDERSTORMS 79/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/62VOLUME 108 ISSUE 92 UF student organizations to volunteer as models for photo shoots promoting the departments group services. To volunteer your organization, contact Hayden Manuel at 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.WHATS HAPPENINGNourish International Join our discussion on the Giving Challenge at 6:15 tonight in Little Hall, Room 127. The event is aimed at fundraising for our Summer project in Uganda. We will also be talking about our upcoming national chapter visit. Resistance training for life talk Joe Cirulli will share the dreams that have inspired him during his many years in the fitness industry. The talk is scheduled to take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in Smathers Library East, Room 1A, located next to Library West. La Casita movie night Join La Casita and MASA at 6 p.m. for a movie night. Selena will be shown at the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures, located on University Avenue between Chipotle and the Institute for Black Culture. There will be free food. Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs panel discussion The group will hold a panel discussion in Peabody Hall, Room 411, from 2 to 3 p.m. to explore the importance of diversity in the workplace. Professionals from different fields will discuss inequalities in the workplace and how to respond to them. They will present case studies and let participants work in groups to decide how they would respond to instances of inequality. First Friday Join Pledge 5 Foundation on Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. on Bo Diddley Plaza for the premier First Friday Gainesville event of the year. Enjoy wine and food tastings, participate in raffle events each hour, listen to live music by Luminaries and explore downtown. Sex, Lies and Chocolate The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter invites students to GatorWells presentation, called Sex, Lies and Chocolate, which will answer frequently asked sexual health questions. Participants will receive chocolate for asking or helping the sexpert answer questions. The presentation will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in McCarty B, Room G108. Servant Leader Institute Your student organization is invited to attend the Servant Leader Institute. It will let students network and problem solve with UF and community leaders and develop ways to increase their impact. The event will be held Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Poe Springs Lodge in High Springs. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP by Friday at Q-and-A with Common Join us for an evening of celebration, hip-hop and Q-and-A with Grammy award-winning artist Common. The show will be held on Feb. 13 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available for students at the Phillips Center box office at noon on Feb. 12. Students presenting a valid Gator 1 Card may pick up two tickets. Admission is free and open to the public. Student orgs needed for RecSports photo shoots UF RecSports is looking for Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Good food, good life. Good food, good life. be smart. eat local. Adriana Barbat / Alligator Love HandoutsNatasha Stanisic, an 18-year-old UF computer engineering freshman, receives free cookies from Brittany Jacquay, an 18-year-old UF freshman, and Caitlyn Turner, an 18-year-old UF psychology freshman, Monday on the Plaza of the Americas. The Theta Alpha sorority sisters wanted to spread Gods love in a practical way. THE WARDS RAISE COWS IN AN ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY MANNER. ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Contributing WriterWards Supermarket, a family-owned independent grocery store, is introducing its own brand of sustainably grown Angus beef later this month. Bryan Ward, the meat manager for Wards, said he has been planning on introducing a new brand of beef to the family business for the last two years. Weve always had just conventional beef, like from Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa, the Midwest, said Ward, 30. This isnt really replacing what we carry, this is just adding to our market. The Ward familys farm is at the center of this new enterprise. Located 25 miles north of Gainesville in Brooker, Fla., Ward and his father have raised cows in an ecologically friendly manner. There are so many people nowadays that want more local instead of further away, so were going for that niche, Ward said. Were also hoping that the prospect of our cows being humanely raised will appeal to customers. Ward has not yet developed a price margin for the beef, but he said he hopes it will compete well with the conventionally raised products already selling at Wards. What were hoping is that itll be more comparable to or slightly above conventional, Ward said. But not as high as organic or grass-fed beef. Seaton Tarrant, alumni fellow at the department of political science at UF, has grown his own food since 1996 and said he thinks Wards is the hub of the community. Tarrant said Wards is better than ecologically friendly stores like Trader Joes because it focuses on local producers. The idea is to offer something that you can give to your community, he said. Ian Siljestrom, a 22-year-old UF sustainability and the built environment senior, said the local aspect of Wards Angus beef brand is a good thing for Gainesville sustainability. nitely proactive, especially due to small businesses like this one, he said. There are a lot of people in the community that are pushing for more sustainable methods of living. One such supporter is Daniel Tillman, a 21-year-old UF political science and psychology senior. Its very important to know where your food comes from, Tillman said. Tillman said he believes loallows consumers to have a better idea of the details that go into raising their food. In industrialized farming, what they feed the animals is not natural, he said. Cows should not be eating corn or corn seeds. They should be eating grass.Wards supermarket to launch brand of locally raised beefCAMPUS KYLE FOLLANSBEEAlligator Contributing WriterUndergraduate students with innovative ideas are set to converge, collaborate and create in a new competition offered by UF this semester. Students can pitch any innovative idea in need of funding or a patent to a panel of judges to compete for cash prizes totaling up to $10,000. competition will take place at UF, the InVenture Prize originated at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, said Carlo Candela, director of InVenture Prize at UF. They have done such a great job, Candela said. Our goal is to lean on what they have done so far. Mimicking the success of Georgia Techs competition is the main goal, but the addition of UF stuhope will make this competition a popular annual event. Sam Grace, assistant director of InVenture Prize at UF, said he wants to see UF grow in response to this competition. Georgia Tech is known for their engineering. Theyre a technical school, and Florida isnt, Grace said. Were trying to show that we can compete with anyone. The deadline for online registration is Wednesday. The original deadline was Jan. 17, but Candela said the deadline was extended to allow for more teams to enter. The venue has yet to be chosen. Twelve teams are registered to compete, but Candela said they are looking for about 20. Ian Mitchell, the president of the UF Entrepreneurship Club, said these types of competitions prime the pump for innovation among UF students. It gets people out of their comfort zone, Mitchell said. Tim Garofalo, a 21-year-old UF competition will bring students together in a way no class or lab could. The InVenture Prize sounds like a really neat competition that will foster great relationships between business majors and engineers, Garofalo said. I think a lot of my friends would like to see this become bigger.Prize draws student entrepreneurs


4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014Sean Stewart-Muniz / Alligator StaffAlicia Lew presents a check on Monday afternoon at the McKnight Brain Institute to Paul J. Reier, who said he wants to buy new equipment. REPORT: A MAN PUNCHED HIS ROOMMATE. JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff WriterAlachua Police used a Taser on a Fort Lauderdale man Sunday after police said he got in an argument with his roommate over a Super Bowl bet. old Thomas Steven Pindell on charges of battery and resisting without violence, according to an arrest report. At about 10:30 p.m., Pindell got into an argument with his roommate at the Quality Inn, him out of their hotel room, according to the report. Pindell got the manager, and the corner and said You didnt have to hit me, according to him and started punching him in the face. Police arrived and saw Pindell hit his roommate in the mouth, according to the report. Taser to his ribcage and warned him he would use it. wouldnt use the Taser and that he would not put his hands bepunched his roommate in self defense because his roommate to the report. into the Alachua County Jail at about 11:30 p.m., where he remains as of press time in lieu of a $30,000 bond.Police tase, arrest in RESEARCH TAYLOR WIDOMAlligator Contributing WriterAn algorithm published in a allowing growers to predict crop yields both earlier and with improved accuracy. fruit is on their trees sooner than Lee said the model could also give growers a way to identify troubled areas in their groves. duces more fruit and one place produces less fruit you can focus on the low-producing area to correct those problems, said Lee, a UF agricultural and biological engineering professor. And thereby you can increase your yield and Lee was able to compare the productivity of trees in different areas of a grove using image-processing software, which can detect the presence of individual fruits. Because immature green fruits puter has to use color along with isolate them from photographs and come up with a number, Lee said. currently use a limb-count method in which they randomly select a limb from a tree and count the number of fruits on it. and eventually the orchard, the county and the state. Essentially its a guess, Spreen said, but theyve done it this way developed. there is still room for progress. Anything that improves the quality of the information in the and the sellers, he said. Katie Rogers, a 22-year-old UF horticultural science senior and treasurer of the Gator Citrus Club, said the algorithm holds promise for sellers in particular. dict your yield, she said, because the season. to three more years until the algorithm is ready for commercial use. Even then, growers might be hesitant to switch from more conventional methods. Florida citrus grower, and his wife hand-planted their San Mateo dicting their crop yield the traditional way ever since. right. I wont be switching anything. Im almost 70 this is it for me, It was inspired by a friend with spinal cord injuriesthat has a long lifetime, such as a new piece of equipment, he said. A plaque with Sainz name will accompany whatever the money is used for. was the second fundraiser shes cardiovascular research in 2012. After receiving waves of posiLew planned on hosting a second in two years. She was still considfundraiser when she heard the news of Sainz accident. Sainz, a 54-year-old Leesburg, Fla., resident, was on his stopped at a red light behind another car. The driver of a vehicle hitting him at full speed and effectively sandwiching him between the two vehicles. Sainz said he applauds Lew for her dedication to the cause and hopes more people will folshe was a little one. her, he said. Research is the ART, from page 1Some students arent aware of the lawscitation. neering junior and president of Gator Longboarding, said hes only been pulled over once because he wasnt aware of the statute at the time. Since then, he said, he confrontation. reasons to pull people over. Everybody complains about it, he said. Everybody seems to be getting pulled over. inconvenient because the wheels can easily get caught scrapes. Carrie Vath, an interdisciplinary ecology UF graduate they were under the same restrictions as cyclists. 34, agreed. Longboarding is not a sport where were grinding do. LONGBO ARD, from page 1 If you know one place produces more fruit and one place produces less fruit you can focus on the low-producing area to correct those problems. And thereby you can increase Wonsuk Daniel LeeUF agricultural and biological engineering professor Everybody complains about it. Jeffrey DickensGator Longboarding president handled by the chemist. many cases have potentially been compromised this investigation. to hear from the FDLE. There is nothing we can do at this moment, he said. Graves, who was relieved of his FDLE duties eral dozen cases were revealed to have missing pills Along with Alachua County, Marion, Columbia, also listed by the FDLE as potentially affected areas Plessinger said Graves couldve been using or trafSpecial agents contacted the counties last Saturday, but Plessinger said she is unsure of how long DR UGS, from page 1


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffIntense MondayDenise Pulmano, an 18-year-old UF biomedical engineering freshman, dismantles tents outside the Reitz Union on Monday. The tents were checked for damage after being rented out for the weekend. CAMPUS BELLA ZABINOFSKYAlligator Contributing WriterThe Levin College of Law will host two events to commemorate and discuss the issues surrounding the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin. The events are co-sponsored by the colleges Center on Children and Families and Center for the Study of Race & Race Relations. Moving Forward, will be a town hall-style open forum, said Nancy Dowd, director of the CCF. Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the rial Classroom, HOL 180. of discourse about Trayvon Martin, she said. college students who are closest to the circumstances of Trayvon Martin to discuss their feelings, fears to happen, Dowd said. The second event will be centered on an academic lecture from fessor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, followed by discussion with a panel of experts. The lecture will be Feb. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. in HOL 180. Anju Kaduvettoor Davidson, assistant director of the CSRRR, said that Bonilla-Silvas lecture would ism and colorblind racism and how these issues apply to the Trayvon Martin case. psychology and criminology junior, said she believes these events will shed light on how to decrease the spread of racism in the community. world a better place and to underMartins death happen and then to prevent them from happening, Dowd said the CCF got involved in the community a chance to voice any concerns that spawned from the Trayvon Martin case. feel theyve been heard, she said.Law school events to discuss Trayvon Martins shooting ITS FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Contributing WriterStudent Government Productions will host Dispatch on show in Florida. Dispatch, a popular indeform at 7 p.m. on Flavet Field, said Nicole Berrio, SGP head director of public relations. The event is free and open required. fans, not only in UF but in the surrounding Gainesville area, are going to come out and support the band, mostly throughville and Tallahassee. entertain, she said. the contract with Dispatch bar SGP from sharing the amount of money the band will receive for performing. Steve Montalvo, a 20-yearold UF plant science junior and new listener of the band, said he would attend the concert. to them non-stop, Montalvo to me. When they sing the lyrics and play the songs, it really resonates with me. Dispatch to hold free concert on Flavet ALEXIA MARCHETTIAlligator Contributing WriterA UF alumnus has created a John Yelverton, a 2001 UF chemical engineering alumnus, created the Coastal Pro oil strainer to transport and strain oil directly to a storage container. This product is the newest edition in his line of personal fryer products, which he sells through based in Destin, Fla. strain the oil, the 35-year-old people to store and refrigerate their oil. The funnel is about the size is combined with a reusable, exseparates small food solids from the oil. He said he hopes to start selling the strainer on his website by the end of this year for $9.99. Yelverton said he came up with the idea when he learned storing oil at room temperature then reusing it can be dangerous to ones health. entist in the UF department of food science and human nutrioil helps slow down different chemical reactions. growth, he said. used and heated enough, it increases reaction rates, which can change the taste and color of the oil. becomes toxic. is no set time when any food safety issues occur with oil. Melanie Abou-Jaoude, a 21year-old UF chemical engineering senior, said she believes used if reused. purchasing Yelvertons strainer any time soon. strainers that will be guaranteed to be clean after every use.Gator alumnus invents less-mess oil strainer to make recycling saferHes selling it online It can be really messy to to make it easier for people John YelvertonCoastal Pro oil strainer creator HES LOOKING FOR INVESTORS. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ference Wednesday to discuss his progress in trying to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to Miami. MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez will also attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta. Expansion in Miami is conplan and location for a new investors to assist with startup costs such as stadium construction and player acquisitions. Among those who might friend LeBron James, who has had recent conversations with the retired soccer star about bringing a team to Miami. ising, James said Monday. the right direction as we all planned. MLSs Miami Fusion played in Fort Lauderdale from 1998 to 2001 before folding because of poor attendance. David Beckham to discuss soccer team potential in Miami


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.Nation mourns Hoffman death, examines heroin usePhilip Seymour Hoffmans death at age 46 shocked the U.S. on Sunday, and as the investigation reveals more details about his death strong evidence points to a heroin overdose, as he was found in his Manhattan apartment with a needle stuck in his arm many voices have construggle with drug abuse. Artistic brilliance is too often coupled with addiction. Famed Beat writer Jack Kerouac used amphetamines to stay up for days at a time and write. Its common knowledge that Ernest Hemingway was an alcoholic. The Beatles before experimenting with LSD in the later years abused speed in the form of phenmetrazine diet pills in their early years in Hamburg. The great Billie Holidays heroin addiction led to legal trouble and imprisonment. Mr. Hoffmans gifts were widely celebrated while he was alive, A.O. Scott wrote for The New York Times. But the shock of his death on Sunday revealed, too soon and too late, the astonishing scale of his greatness and the solidity of his achievement. We did not lose just a very good actor. We may have lost the best one we had. He was only 46, and his death, apparently from a drug overdose, foreshortened a career that was already monumental. According to the Washington Post, Hoffman struggled with drugs from a young age. I got sober when I was 22 years old and went into a drug rehabilitation program at the time, Hoffman told CBSs Minutes in 2006. Asked whether he abused drugs or alcohol, Hoffman said: It was all that stuff. Yeah. It was anything I could get my hands on. Yeah. I liked it all. He relapsed in 2012 after being clean for 20 years. Heroin use is growing, the Washington Post reported. In 2012, a federal survey found the number of people in its sample who said theyd used heroin in the last month had nearly doubled since 2007, proving that heroin isnt the fringe drug it used to be. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration attributed the increase to more pure and less expensive heroin now available on the market and to the crackdown on prescription painkillers, making drugs like OxyContin harder to acquire. In 2010, the DEA reported 3,038 people overdosed on heroin that year, a sharp increase from 1,879 in 2007. Heroin kills This week, Hollywood lost a tremendously talented actor. We only hope that through this tragedy, substance abusers He had a rare ability to illuminate the varieties of human ugliness, Scott wrote in closing his Times article. No one ever did it so beautifully. If you or someone you know is using heroin, please use the National Institute of Drug Abuses online resources to seek help, or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).The drifter who changed our historyWith the national spotlight often on Floridians like Casey Anthony and Terry Jones, theres not much we can be proud of. The Sunshine State isnt exactly known for its positive contributions. However, there is one exception, and we recently marked its 50th anniversary. A while back in Panama City, there was a man named Clarence Gideon. One June morning in 1961, patrons found that the citys Bay Harbor Pool Room had been burglarized. A witness said hed seen Gideon walking away from the scene with a bottle of wine and coins around 5:30 a.m. Upon investigation, police found Gideon at a motel with alcohol and change in his pockets. Gideon was arrested and was stuck in the cooler until trial, unable to afford bail. One thing to note is that Gideon was dirt poor, and if theres one thing the indigent cant afford, its a lawyer. defense attorney. The response couldnt have been more blunt: Mr. Gideon, I am sorry, but I cannot appoint counsel to represent you in this case. Under the laws of the State of Florida, the only time the court can appoint counsel to represent a defendant is when that person is charged with a capital offense... Gideon stubbornly persisted, The United States Supreme Court says I am entitled to be represented by counsel. Lets pause here for a moment to see how deluded Gideon was. The law of the land since 1942 only required states to appoint lawyers for defendants with special circumstances, such as the possibility of a death penalty sentence (see Betts v. Brady). Gideons optimism could be forgiven after all, he was a drifter who had run away from home when he was in middle school. With no lawyer, Gideon was forced to represent himself. The entire trial took a day, and the jury found him guilty. Gideon was sentenced to Convinced of his innocence, Gideon petitioned the Florida Supreme Court. The response from Tallahassee wasnt favorable: The appeal was denied. A normal person would give up and just serve his time in prison at this point. But thankfully, Gideon wasnt normal. This might sound like a guy pursuing a fairy tale: He beas corpus to the U.S. Supreme Court. Using prison stationary and a pencil, he hand-wrote a short, awkward plea from his cell to the highest court in the country. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider his case and appointed Abe Fortas, one of the most brilliant lawyers and a future Supreme Court justice, to represent Gideon. thousands of inmates just like Gideon were convicted in courts without proper legal aid. On the morning of March 18, 1963, the justices were ready. Justice Hugo Black declared, on behalf of a unanimous Supreme Court, Gideons conviction unconstitutional. The ruling changed the course of our country by creating a public defender system that would guarantee ations. The case of Gideon is relevant to various contemporary issues, from the need of prison reform to the debate of whether ordinary people have a right to health care. Gideons struggles have a nice ending he was acquitted and resumed his quiet life until passing away in Fort Lauderdale in 1972 but more than anything, we should extract lessons from his story. Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His columns appear on Tuesdays. 97 TOTAL VOTES88% YES 12% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Do you like Justin Timberlake? Todays question: Do you skateboard on campus? TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Monday column about climate changeThanks for your interesting note on climate change. We conservative Republicans too understand that science is vital to helping us in certain areas of life. Not one of us would care to have our cities swamped with rising oceans or lands turned into deserts. However, we take a much more cautious approach than you do. We also know the left has predicted very poorly other drastic things they claimed were on their way in the past: heterosexual AIDS, silicone breast implants, overpopulation of the earth, DDT, Alar on apples, 35 million starving Americans and secondhand smoke, etc. We understand climate is an extraordinarily complex topic with dozens of parameters potentially affecting it. We understand there are thousands of scientists around the world who study these various parameters and are highly skeptical about making any strong predictions of climate 100 years from now. We understand by studying history that science is often pure science and is often affected by psychology and politics. We also understand that even if Mr. Gore did incredibly radical things like completely altering our use of energy and thereby dramatically crushing economies all over the world, it is highly unlikely that this would have much effect on the issue, particularly if America were the only one to sign up for such a radical action. Before you vote for more leftists to order us with 5,000 pages of new laws to radically change our economy and stop using fossil fuels and thereby stop enjoying our laptops and cars and air conditioners and medicines and homes and clothing and airplane travel, maybe read some scientists not aligned with and perhaps not greatly biased by the Democratic left. Your concerns may be right, but be very careful before you root for a heart transplant on a guy with chest pain when all he needs is some aspirin or maybe just some reassurance that all will be well. Howard SachsLetter to the Editor Its OK to like labels on things other than clothes or really, on anything but your clothes because those things can be itchy and uncooperative. Some people say labels are limiting, but I argue they are liberating. As humans, it is easier for us to categorize things. Labeling helps us process the world around us, as well as ourselves. Self-discovery involves pushing your boundaries as much as it does realizing when you can no longer push. For instance, you may force yourself to go to parties and group dinners even though you would rather stay at home, and draw. Realizing youre an introvert may allow you to not feel so guilty about saying no to invites you dont feel up to accepting. Self-ascribing that label is not putting a limit on yourself but rather letting you be who you are. Accurate labeling is also important when dealing with mental or neurological disorders. If you are depressed, before you are diagnosed you may just think you are lazy, incompetent and worthless. Receiving a label from a doctor can be such a relief in this situation to discover the way you feel is not your fault. And once you know there is a reason behind your illness, you can go about managing it instead of feeling helpless. Instead of your symptoms being enigmatic details that make you feel incapable for not dealing with them, you now have a tangible name to associate your feelings with. When Britains Got Talent singer Susan Boyle was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, she said it gave her a sense of comfort. She told the U.K. Observer, Now I have a clearer understanding of whats wrong, and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself. Having a word or words to describe yourself to others can help you acquire resources that you need as well as make relationships with people who have common experiences. However, there are ways to abuse labeling. A person is more than just one part of him or herself. You may have depression, but you are not depression; it is istic. You may also be an avid video gamer, a graphic novelist and a Trekkie. Sometimes people can let one aspect of their identity consume them, or they use it as an excuse for other actions. For instance, if you have Aspergers, that diagnosis should be a means to understanding oneself and learning how to interact with the world considering your limitations. It should not be a scapegoat for thoughtless behavior. Similarly, some people misuse labels. They go through them like toilet paper: Someone who checks on all the locks before she goes to bed calls herself OCD, a person who washes his hands before every meal is a germaphobe, someone who had a bad day is depressed or someone who has a nervous stomach before a speech has social anxiety. The overuse of words that describe serious, life-debilitating illnesses weakens their meanings and hurts people who are really suffering. But with an estimated one million words in the English language, you can mindfully You probably dont want to wear your identities on your clothes like you do labels that may be a bit too forward but just knowing them for yourself can be really comforting. Lauren Adamson is a UF journalism junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Labels can liberate rather than limitGuest column Lauren The U.S. federal government is not known for always making the best choices. In some states, its legal to of the same sex. However, one of Americas and the criminalization of marijuana. Ever since the end of Prohibition, alcohol has been legal in the U.S. First made available to anyone over the age of 18, Congress changed the national minimum drinking age to 21 in 1984. Marijuana, however, was deemed illegal in 1937 and has remained so ever since. From then on, more than 20 million Americans have been arrested and convicted of marijuana-related crimes. This is where the issues begin because the results of these laws changed the course of our history. ed, belligerent, ill, deluded and make incredibly poor decisions. This is because alcohol somewhat numbs the brains abilities by altering the chemical messages that control the bodys thought processes, behaviors and emotions. Because of this, users are more likely to get the sidewalks of Midtown right outside Pizza by the Slice. Aside from the damage it does to your brain, alcohol is incredibly corrosive to other parts of the body as well. Drinking large quantities of alcohol can permanently damage the liver, heart, pancreas and immune system and lead to cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus and breasts. And this stuff is legal. Marijuana is a different animal. While smoking or eating pot still puts the user in a state of insobriety, the long-term effects are much less damaging to the body. The use of marijuana puts the user in an elevated state of relaxation and lets be honest hunger. A person high on weed will never challenge a random person in front of Pizza by the Slice and most certainly wont have a hangover the next day. Smoking a large amount of weed may lead to a temporary loss of coordination, memory retention and, depending on the person, minor anxiety. Unless the marijuana is laced with other chemicals, the average pot user does not experience any negative side effects while getting high. Marijuana is not only used for getting high. Recent studies have shown that the use of marijuana helps with those suffering from epilepsy. It not only weakens the severity of seizures, but it also reduces the occurrence of them. Although the studies are limited, as marijuana becomes legalized in more areas of the U.S., more trials will be held. Marijuana has also been known to give cancer patients relief from nausea due to treatment and increase their appetites. Researchers have isolated strains from given to patients with predictable outcomes. A few of these strains have even been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Some supporters even claim consuming marijuana inhibits the growth of tumors. Overall, it seems there is no clear precedent regarding what makes substances legal and what does not. Both alcohol and marijuana have their pros and cons yet are enjoyed by millions every day. Promoting alcohol and shunning marijuana is a ridiculous notion and a decision our government should re-evaluate. Preventing the population from accessing a substance that can change peoples lives for the better and allow users to have a positive non-sober, non-violent experience, is the real crime here. Legalizing and taxing marijuana will not only make the selling and growing of weed much less dangerous, but it will also add major tax revenue. In a controlled environment, we can work toward controlling substance abuse. I urge you to keep an open mind and remain informed about the uses and abuses of both alcohol and marijuana. Enjoy responsibly. Rachel Kalisher is a UF anthropology and classics junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Whats worse: weed or alcohol?Column Rachel


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffMembers of the Gainesville community join together to call for President Barack Obama to stop the production of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The protest was held on Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Monday evening. ABOUT 60 ATTENDED. JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgA tall, slim man with a gray ponytail pedaled his bicycle toward the protesters. He had an idea. Lets start chanting plug not pipe! he told the crowd. Just say no to big oil, right on! About 60 protesters from various Gainesville organizations united in protest on Bo Diddley Community Plaza Monday, calling for President Barack Obama to stop the expansion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. If granted Presidential Permit, energy company TransCanada will install 875 miles of a pipeline that would transport about 830,000 barrels of oil per day spanning from the U.S./Canada border in Montana to Steele City, Neb., according to a State Department statement. The statement concluded the proadd to greenhouse emissions. But activism organization CREDO organized several groups to participate in a national day of action. Karen Epple, a local council organizer for, gathered the Gainesville protest. She said downplaying climate change and the environmental damage the pipeline could cause is similar to publicity tactics used by tobacco companies. Basically this is like the cancer of the world, Epple said. UF anthropology graduate student Christina Callicott brought vigil candles for the event. She said the pipeline will permanently harm the environment instead of creating permanent jobs. Its an issue of human rights because climate change is affecting people all over the world, she said.Locals unite in protest of Keystone XL PipelineLOCAL ALINA AVALOSAlligator Contributing WriterA Gainesville radio station has recently made a switch to a different frequency to offer a better signal that reaches a larger audience. Party 99.5, a local electronic dance music radio station, is now Party 100.9. The parent company, New York-based JVC Broadcasting Inc., made the switch because the original frequency didnt reach Chad Hallmark, director of client services. The programming will be playing on both channels until 99.5 is sold, he said. Ana Pinto, a 21-year-old UF economics junior and a promoter for the Dynasty Group, said she is a frequent listener of the station. Party 100.9 is the only station that plays in my car in Gainesville, Pinto said, adding that she heard about the switch while listening to the radio. Hallmark said the station has gained more listeners than expected since its radio debut in June. He said he expects to see the new frequencys audience grow even more. We expect to dominate Gainesville, Hallmark said.Party 99.5 changes frequency, moves EDM beats to 100.9 Party 100.9 is the only station that plays in my car in Gainesville.Ana PintoDynasty Group promoter


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 AP PhotoU.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gestures as he speaks Monday to a joint meeting of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and the Palm Beach County Bar Association in West Palm Beach. BRYON PAULYAlligator Contributing WriterA downtown bar has poured, shaken and strained its way to a list of the top 100 bars in the South. Southern Living Magazine ranked 2nd Street Speakeasy, located at 21 SW Second St., in its list released earlier this year. T.J. Palmieri, general manager of the bar, said the bar was contacted via Facebook earlier this January by the lists author, who asked for a cocktail recipe. He said the business was honored to be contacted in a small city like Gainesville by such a large magazine. Its obviously great to be recognized, Palmieri, 33, said. A lot of people have told us what we can and cant do in a small town. The bar is kept dark to give off a chill, laid-back atmosphere, he said. On nights that are less busy, bartenders make drinks in front of the customers. The bar also features a revolving menu, Palmieri said. If you come in and the menu really isnt your thing, we then go into a dialogue, he said. We try to make something up for you on the spot. Michelle Pando, a UF health science junior, celebrated her 21st birthday by visiting the bar last week. She said she enjoyed the intimacy of the setting. It was very calm but enjoyable, Pando said. Small, but very nice. She said she also enjoyed her drink the 2nd Street 75, made up of Amsterdam gin, lemon, strawberries, rhubarb bitters and sparkling white wine. The bar will also be participating in the magazines region-wide Happy Hour on Friday, offering a discount on the drink featured in the top 100 list the Spaghetti Western, made of High West Double Rye, Fernet Branca, sherry, local honey and bitters. Palmieri said hes excited the bar has gained traction. It was really nice to be validated for myself and for the staff, Palmieri said.Downtown bar ranked among top 100 by Southern Living MagazineCAMPUS SAMANTHA BLENDAlligator Contributing WriterWhile UF is trying to Make It Reitz, student organizations are feeling the squeeze. Reitz Union that houses club ofbecause of the Reitz renovation project, leaving students to adjust to smaller spaces. Organizations located next to Student Government Finance moved to tables in the gallery on Reitz Union executive director Eddie Daniels said a transition period is necessary to bring the building to a higher functioning standard and to create more space. Christina Pham, a member of the fundraising board of directors for the Pre-Dental American Student Dental Association, said she thinks many people dont know cause of the move. However, students have been understanding about the transition, she said. It has its ups and downs, the 21-year-old UF food science and human nutrition senior said. (Staff have) been very accommodating, which is really cool. Daniel Ramon, a 20-year-old UF biochemistry and molecular biology sophomore and Alpha Epmove makes it hard to have guests. For the most part, he said only orAmerican Medical Student Association director Noah Ellis said he hasnt seen any positive effects of the move. The 20-year-old UF biomedical engineering sophomore said students dont have as information. Union, he said.Reitz construction pushes organizations out of offices Other Florida bars mentioned on the list: It has its ups and downs. (Staff have) been very accommodating, which is really cool.Christina Phamfundraising board of directors for the Pre-Dental American Student Dental Association member


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators make All-SEC teamUF softball players Hannah Rogers and Kelsey Stewart were named to the Preseason All-Southeastern Conference team on Monday. Rogers was an All-American last year, and Stewart was second-team All-SEC. Williams honoredThe Southeastern Conference named UF forward Ronni Williams Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday. Williams The Florida softball team two more than 2013. Read the story on page 16.Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffChris Walker (middle) watches from the bench during Floridas 74-58 win against South Carolina on Jan. 8 in the OConnell Center. Walker is expected to make his college debut against Missouri tonight at 9 p.m. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynIn the 52 days since Chris Walker was admitted to Florida, he has been his own entity isolated from the team and helpless to do anything about it. For 52 days, Walker was stuck in limbo waiting for the NCAA to pass down its judgment while his legend continued to build in the media and the Gators fanbase. Florida (19-2, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) takes on Missouri (16-5, 4-4 SEC) at 9 in the OConnell Center, coach Billy Donovan hopes to close the curtains on the freshman drama and instead put the focus back on the team. I think there was a lot of attention on Chris because he was not part of our team, he was separated from our team, Donovan said. Hes now part of our team. Theres not our team and Chris Walkers suspension. Hes now part of our team. Donovan continued by saying that although he does not legiate game, the focus of the matchup should be the visiting Tigers and not a freshman who will come off the bench in a limited role on the squad. Right now, there should be no attention on Chris, Donovan said. Im not trying to downplay Chris Walker. Im excited for him, but this is not about him now. This is about our team. With Missouri having unusual height in its backcourt (all three starting guards are 6-foot-5 or higher), Walker may mean more to the team than expected. The 6-foot-10, 220 pound forward not only has the Walker to make highly anticipated debut tonight against MizzouSEE HOOPS, P A GE 15WOMENS BASKETBALL GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandIn the early stages of the season, the Floridas strong point. Just past the halfway point of Southeastern Conference play, those sentiments have rung true. Compared to last season, the Gators are an offensive juggernaut. points per game. Then-junior Jaterra Bonds led the team in scoring, averaging This years Gators are scoring a torrid However, both teams shooting percentages are virtually identical so how is there so much discrepancy among points? The answer lies on the charity stripe. Florida has shown marked improvement on the foul line from the Gators were 11th in the SEC in free-throw percentage, shooting cent is good for third in the conference. However important free throws are, a Florida exceeding expectations during tough conference slate GATORS HAVE THREE TIMES AS MANY 10S. ERICA A. HERNANDEZAlligator Writer @EricaAlyssa Coach Rhonda Faehn has fewer and fewer changes to make to her squad as the season progresses. The Gators are just one meet away from the halfway mark of the regular season, and her 2014 team has already outperformed her Floridas latest victory against then-No.1 other members of the squad have been saying all season: This team is even better than last years title winner. We knew going in it was going to be our toughest challenge so far this season, Faehn said. Normally, I dont look at rankings, but I think it was a great testing point at that time, No. 1 against No. 2. Floridas takedown of Oklahoma was UFs third win against a top-ranked team since 2010. Our team really rose to the occasion, Faehn said. I think it was certainly our best overall competition as far as consistency. With three times the amount of perfect 10s and consistently higher scores compared to this time last season, there is no denying UF has momentum. Now it is a matter of maintaining that momentum and the health of UFs gymnasts. UF eclipsing last years paceSEE W-HOOPS, P A GE 15 SEE GYM, P A GE 15Bonds Im not trying to downplay Chris Walker. Im excited for him, but this is not about him now. This is about our team.Billy DonovanUF coach UF Gymnastics


14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 LACROSSE EDEN OTERO Alligator Writer@edenotero_l The last time No. 4 Florida lacrosse went head-to-head with an opponent, it had 13 seniors and shared an American Lacrosse Conference title. Saturdays matchup against No. 1 North Carolina will be a much different picture than the son. With only two seniors and 11 freshmen, Florida is starting the season with a young team, that doesnt include Floridas Coach Amanda OLeary does not think the team will struggle from the inexperience because of the leadership of older playCanington and Krista Grabher. [They] have done an amazing job with our team cohesion and team bonding, OLeary said. We have really come together. In Floridas game against North Carolina on Feb. 9, 2013, the Gators came back from a time during the season that UF completed a come-fromfour meetings that Florida beat North Carolina. season at UNC combined with a young team, UF has a steep hill the season. The Tar Heels, who are the reigning national champions af18-3 season and a 4-1 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play, will be a tough test for Floridas opener, but OLeary believes the inexperienced team will impress early on the road. I think the challenges are were going to hit the road with a young team again and so its always a challenge, being on the road, OLeary said. I think theyve worked hard and were going to go into that game with Having junior All-American Shannon Gilroy, junior midCanington and Grabher to help lead the starting freshmatchup will be advantageous to the team. I think our freshmen are a talented group of young women, OLeary said. They came in here highly-touted. We knew we needed them to step in immediately. They didnt have time to adjust to college lacrosse. We threw them right in there, and theyve responded. However young the team is, OLeary noted that inexperience would not be the teams biggest challenge but rather working as one cohesive group. I think team chemistry is a big part of our success, OLeary said. So we preach a lot about that. Gators look to start season strong despite lack of experience Alligator File Photo


Faehn mentioned she plans on resting some of her athletes at the midway mark of the regular season, Fridays away match against Kentucky. Were really looking forward to heading out to Kentucky and giving a little bit of an opportunity for some of our athletes to rest up a little bit, Faehn said. (We will) possibly change up some of our lineups and give other people some opportunity. She said Mackenzie Caquatto effort to rest her ankles and legs. In the 2013 season, as Caquatto battled injuries and soreness, she only exhdid not compete it a single time in the regular or post season. Resting some upperclassmen will make an opening for freshman more than just exhibition routines. If she trains well this week, I dont see why she wouldnt be in the Colussi-Pelaez has exhibitioned in all four events at least once, and and only time so far this season on Jan. 17 against Auburn. Jamie Shisler may also be stepping up to the vault in the coming weeks. routine against Oklahoma for the ing foot surgery in the fall to correct a navicular fracture she sustained during the summer. size and strength to help the Gators in the paint, but he also has the speed and athleticism to guard the Tigers backcourt players. While playing at Holmes County High in Bonifay, Walker recorded 30 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks in Floridas 1A state championship. Donovan knows the former McDonalds All-American has talent beyond the typical freshman. Donovan knows the forward has the ball skills of a guard. But what he does not know yet is how comfortable Walker will be with the teams plays and strategies, which Walker has had to learn in practice only. Donovan said Walkers playing time depends on how he adjusts. All those things that he does in getting into the game is going to be predicated on him knowing what he is doing and what he can do in terms of coverage on the dewere running on offense, post defense and those types of things, Donovan said. He can be the best runner in the world, the best jumper in the world or the best rebounder in the world, but if he cant do the things inside a game plan of what we need to get done, then it becomes Senior Patric Young said he knows how Walker feels the Gators after much anticipation by fans. Like Walker, Young was also a highly touted big man with through-theroof potential when he was a freshman in 2010. And like Young, Walker is expected to bring energy to a packed OConnell Center tonight. Just think about everything hes going through to ly here, Young said. Its probably a 15 on a scale of one to 10 of how excited he is right now. team has to be in possession of the ball in order to shoot them. A more unforeseen improvement from last year has been the turnover margin. Last season, Florida was hovering around an even ratio. This year, its at +4.9 good for fourth in the SEC. We like to play fast, so theres going to be turnovers, coach Amanda Butler said. Thats part of what we give up, wanting to play that style of basketball. I think some of it is our opponents and maybe facing some folks that it wasnt their objective to try and turn you over and create offense that way. A lot of that is attributed to the fact got two point guards at all times, and that helps us take care of the basketball. For a small team that is dead last in the SEC in both offensive and defensive rebounding percentage, as well as overall selves in a spot where they have to get the most out of their diminutive stature. If you cannot get the ball off the glass, take it before they shoot. Florida is third in the SEC in both forced turnovers and steals, which arguably compensates for the dearth of rebounding. On Sunday, however, the Gators were even with the Rebels in the battle of the boards at 42 apiece. Thats an area thats no surprise that we struggle with occasionally, Butler said. Our goal is always just to neutralize that battle. We didnt do that very well in er room and challenge our teams toughthat we needed more from, and they really responded. The turnover margin again favored Florida on Sunday, opening the door for it to take more shots. Fortunately for Butler and her Gators, the shots were falling, as they have been during this current winning streak. Before the streak, that was not the case. Florida averaged 37.7 percent shooting compared to 44.6 percent during its current three-game run. The shots are falling again, but the game plan has remained the same. We have great shooters on this team that have just continued to work hard, Butler said. We encourage all our kids to take good shots. Sometimes, theyre going to go in. Sometimes theyre not, and when they dont, that doesnt mean you stop shooting or start doubting whether you should shoot or not. You just keep shooting good shots. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffCarlie Needles defends against Alabama on Thursday during Floridas 75-67 win in the OConnell Center. UF is fourth in the Southeastern Conference in turnover margin. Florida playing well despite poor offensive, defensive rebounding W-HOOPS, from page 13Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffKytra Hunter performs a balance beam routine during Floridas 197.875-197.225 win against Oklahoma Freshman will move from exhibitions GYM, from page 13 HOOPS, from page 13 Walker was an AllAmerican while playing at Bonifay High in Its probably a 15 on a scale of one to 10 of how excited he is right now.Patric YoungUF center


UF CARRYING FIVE PITCHERS. JORDAN MCPHERSON Alligator Writer@J_McPherson1126 Tim Waltons team has plenty of depth to start the 2014 season. After losing only two players to graduation Ensley Gammel the No. 4 Gators will follow up their nation-leading 58-win season by returning 11 of 12 players who started at least players to the roster. players with a lot of experience, Walton said. Still a young team, but a lot of experience. In addition to returning all three pitchers Florida has two new arms in the pitching circle. handed pitcher that Walton has coached in his nine-year tenure as Floridas head coach, is expected to make an immediate impact. Typically, the left-handed pitcher neutralizes the other teams best hitters, Walton said. Most teams best hitters, by batting a left-handed batter. So thats really a nice neutralizer. Shes somebody who features softball. Left-handed pitchers are really hard to come by, especially good ones, and shes one coach. Lindsey Spatola, a walk-on freshman, has looked good during practice but will probably not play much in the season, Walton said. As of right now, we dont anticipate her to get much game experience, but shes really been a nice part of our team, Walton said working hard with us. The rest of the newcomers, which include junior transfer Francesca Martinez and freshamount of time with the team. and will probably bat towards the end of the order, Walton said. started. players on the team, Walton said. practice, Walton knows the freshmen still just being able to sustain, go a 7-inning game, a long day, sustain getting out, being humble, success. The season is long, and thats one of the things they wont be used to. 16, ALLIGATOR Ryan Jones / Alligator Staff Florida entering 2014 season with depth in pitching circle MENS GOLF LAYNE WEITZEL Alligator Writer@laynejweitzel exander as unhappy with Floridas season-opening tournament would be an understatement. day, Alexander said in a release. tremely well and just didnt do anyThe Gators shot a combined 304 tational in Ponte Vedra and are currently tied with Tennessee and Wingan led the way for Florida on Day was decent, but the other four played pretty poorly. Tomlinson and Victor Tarnstrom ranging from two to 10 strokes. Alexander had been expecting better results. The Gators are accustomed to playing in Florida weather while other participating teams, such as practicing in colder, less humid temperatures. ranked ahead of the Gators, leading them by 13 and two strokes, respecof playing and winning at Sea to make up today to match those championship numbers they put up in years past and sit at 13 strokes behind leader Liberty. The teams could not complete the scheduled 36 holes due to darkness, so UF will conclude the tournament with the remaining holes on today starting at 8 a.m. out, Alexander said. Gators struggle in first round of familiar in-state tournamentAlexander