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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 Local brewery scores at World Beer CupEnglish professor named UFs Teacher-Scholar of the YearPeople encouraged to look out for gopher tortoises as they become activeBriana Little has excelled in limited playing time for Florida this season. Read the story on page 13. 79 /46 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 137 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffHanging OutJoel Whitehead, a 22-year-old UF business administration senior, studies for an exam Monday afternoon in a hammock he hung on the Plaza of the Americas. JENNA LYONSjlyons@alligator.orgA grand jury ruled Monday that a March. curred near Leigh Hall. throughout the city. release. an email. to a grand jury of residents. to analyze all of the evidence in the case and CAMPUS SEAN STEWART-MUNIZ sstewart-muniz@alligator.orgAn ancient Mayan civilization to virtual reality technology. headset, the students in one general digitally created environment. The teaching assistant that instructs HER FRIENDS HAVE RAISED ABOUT $2,500 IN A RECOVERY FUND. SHAYNA her helmet. But Sunday night, her dent sustained serious injuries after a Gainesville man struck Honda Element, according to a friends say she suffered a skull he hit Brody and continued another car. he hit Brody, according to the Police said he registered of 0.308 and 0.313, nearly four rested on various DUI charges. day afternoon, she seemed to memory of the accident. ing her recovery. SEE BIKE, PAGE 4 SEE RIFT, PAGE 4The man stabbed a UF employee We believe that the grand jurys Darry Lloyd


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, APRIL 15, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTTHUNDERSTORMS 87/58 THUNDERSTORMS 74/62 CLOUDY 77/62 PARTLY CLOUDY 70/54 THUNDERSTORMS 79/46VOLUME 108 ISSUE 137 tions, organic gardening and beekeeping displays, a kids corner with games, egg coloring and more. Volunteers are needed. Groups interested in attending can email 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 HAPPENINGCelebrate Passover with UF Hillel Not going home for Seder? UF Hillel has you covered. Today is the second day of Passover, and UF Hillel will be organizing a Seder tonight. There are many options to satisfy all our students needs. If you are interested in attending a large campus Seder, participating in a themed Seder or hosting a smaller one with friends, please register for Passover at All food served will be kosher for Passover. Seders at Hillel are subsidized for students and cost $15. No student will be turned away due to financial hardship. If you need financial assistance, please email rabbiswedroe@ or call 352-3722900. Seders at UF Chabad Got matzo? Want Seders? The Tabacinic Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student & Community Center at UF will host a free Passover Seder today at 9 p.m. RSVP at PassoverUF. The events will be held at 2021 NW Fifth Ave. Tonight, Im Not Just Watching STRIVE at GatorWell will present students with the opportunity to publicly display their commitments to being active bystanders against interpersonal violence today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Plaza of the Americas. The event will include free information, activities and promotional items. Food 4 the Soul: Should NCAA Athletes be paid? Let your voice be heard Thursday at the Institute of Black Cultures Food 4 the Soul lunch series. The topic will focus on the world of Gators sports and whether student athletes should be paid. Lunch will be provided. The event will be at noon at the Institute of Black Culture located at 1510 W. University Ave. For more information, email ibc@multicultural.ufl. edu. Lavender Graduation LGBT Affairs is hosting its annual Lavender Graduation Friday at 7 p.m. The ceremony acknowledges the achievements and contributions of LGBTQ and ally students at UF. The event is to recognize these students leadership and community service experiences that have made a difference in improving the campus climate regarding LGBTQ issues. If you are graduating, please notify LGBT Affairs to be recognized and receive a Lavender Graduation certificate as well as a rainbow tassel. LGBT Affairs is also looking for candidates for Spring 2014 Community Impact Awards and Rainbow Alliance Awards for Student LGBT Service and Research. Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic The second annual Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. Lunch will be provided by Harvest Thyme Cafe, and all participants will receive fabulous Vixen commemorative T-shirts. Reservations are not necessary but strongly encouraged. Earth Day Fest needs groups, volunteers Earth Day Fest will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The event will include solar and sustainable living demonstraHave an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


ADRIANA BARBATAlligator Contributing WriterGainesvilles own Swamp Head Brewery hopped its way to a gold medal at the World Beer Cup last week. The brewerys Smoke Signal, a robust smoked porter that sells for $12 per 750-milliliter bottle, won sample beer from about 1,400 breweries from all over the world. World Beer Cup website. Brandon Nappy, Swamp Heads beers were judged based on how he said. Literally, youre in a room with all of the best brewers in the Although the team has returned left it in the airport during a layover in Charlotte. personnel, who are shipping the medal to the brewery, he said. The medal will join several other awards displayed above the Weve won statewide awards tant bar manager Ryan Wakeland said. The beer is made by burning ents and smoking the malt at room temperature, he said. land said. Anyone that would be 40, drank beer outside the brewery Monday afternoon and said Smoke Signal surprised him. brewery, said he likes Swamp Head They spend a lot of time with ALLIGATOR, 3 THE ASSOCIATED PRESSliam Lewis Corporon was taking his grandson to a singing ter. Terri LaManno was visiting her mother at a nearby It was a seemingly quiet spring Sunday, but neither Corporon, his grandson nor LaManno made it home alive. a shooting spree that targeted Investigators have not revealed any motive for the athad a long history of whiteporon and his grandson were Methodist, and LaManno was Cross, 73, has been jailed early as today. Mindy Losen said her faand her son were headed to a students. Corporons grandson waited three years for the trybefore getting a kiss and I leaving with the grandpa he son perform, but what she saw instead was horror: The two had been randomly amoutside the Jewish CommuCity. Losen said she spotted her doors open and her dad motionless. soon knew otherwise. wasnt that, and I knew that said. Minutes later, LaManno was gunned down outside the Village Shalom assisted living LaManno, 53, was eulogized Monday as a devoted as did the Childrens Center for the Visually Impaired, where LaManno worked as eight years. She was honestly one of Family, friends remember Kansas shooting victimsNATIONALLocal brewery scores at World Beer CupAdriana Barbat / AlligatorSam Linhoff, 29, and Jake Lehn, 29, drink beer at Swamp Head Brewery on Monday afternoon. The brewery won a gold medal for its smoke beer, Smoke Signal, on Friday at the World Beer Cup. Unusual beer categories judged in the World Beer Cup


something good for the cycling community to give back to her, Streifel said. Within nine hours, the page had raised about half of its $5,000 goal. UF family, youth and community sciences senior Kaitlin Healy heard about the accident from a friend she and Brody volunteered with at The shop. I think the Jimmy Johns bikers are up against a lot on the roads, Healy, 22, said. I hope an accident like this doesnt scare her off from cycling. the class, said he wanted to connect his students to the ancient world in a way that textbooks never could. This is the best way I can take them there: I can give them a portal, Vadala said. Everyone that comes in is just blown away by it. Vadala said he taught the class once before but felt like there was a better way to get his students interested in the material. One day toward the beginning of Spring, Vadala turned his lecture into a Skype interview with a Voodoo priestess in Haiti. Students asked her questions about culture and religion. With the backing of his faculty adviser, he said he decided to raise the bar and purchase the device. He wanted to see if it helped students learn once they returned from Spring Break. But this wasnt a shot in the dark. Vadala had digitally recreated Cerros previously for an exhibit in the Florida Museum of Natural History. Using a video-game engine and satellite imagery, pictures and measurements from the citys archeological site, he digitally rebuilt the town in sections. Once he made the rendering compatible with the Rift, Vadala let his students sign up to use the device for their second project of the semester. More than half of the class has already used the device, and others are still coming. Students in Vadalas class, like 21-year-old Rodrigo Sarmento, came to see what the hype behind the Rift was about. Sarmento, a UF microbiology and cell science junior, said the experience was unforgettable. Honestly, it was one of the coolest things Ive done at UF, he said. He digitally rebuilt the Mayan city 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014ScreenshotAli Brodys friend started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for medical and living expenses during her recovery. She was hit by a drunken driver Saturday night and was released from the hospital Monday. A friend is helping her crowdfund BIKE, from page 1 RIFT, from page 1S T A TE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCORAL GABLES An attorney who assisted the NCAA during its probe of Miami athletics is facing charges from the Florida Bar, which claims a wide range of ethics violations occurred during that investigation. Maria Elena Perez could face probation, a public reprimand, suspension or even disbarment. The complaint, released Monday, only asks Floridas Supreme Court that she be appropriately sanctioned. Perez, a Miami alumna, declined comment when reached by The Associated Press. The Bar has been investigating for at least a year to see if, among other things, she acted unethically in taking money from the NCAA. Perez represented Nevin Shapiro, the convicted Ponzi scheme architect and former Hurricanes booster who was at the center of the NCAA probe. The complaint released Monday said Shapiro told Perez to forward documents from the bankruptcy case to the NCAA. Mondays complaint detailed a number of alleged violations by Perez, including procedural errors she made, questions about her billing, that she failed to inform deposed witnesses about her relationship with the NCAA and that she even contacted producers at HBO about taping depositions of former Miami equipment-room staffer Sean Allen and sports agent Michael Huyghue. Records show the NCAA paid Perez at least $19,000, though she billed them for sigterm in federal prison for masterminding a $930 million Ponzi scheme.Lawyer involved in Miami-NCAA case charged by Florida Bar IT WAS ONE OF FOUR EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS. AMANDA KASTRINOSAlligator Contributing WriterStargazers who were awake early this morning may have noticed something a little off about the moon namely, a bloodred tint. The blood moon that was visible at about 3 a.m. today was caused by a total lunar eclipse. Sarik Jeram, president of the UF Astronomy and Astrophysics Society, said the moon appears red during a total lunar eclipse because of the way light from the Sun reacts when it passes through Earths atmosphere. The photons from that light go through interactions with the gases in the atmosphere, the 20-year-old UF astronomy junior said. It basically shifts their wavelength to a longer wavelength, and thats called reddening. Jeram said the eclipse could be seen anywhere on this side of the planet from about 1 to 4 a.m. Alexandrea Matthews, a science journalism intern at the Alachua Astronomy Club, from Gainesville since 2010. This lunar occurrence is especially sigwhich is a series of four lunar eclipses that will occur during the next two years. She said because atmospheric conditions will change throughout the next two years, the four eclipses will not look the same. Each total lunar eclipse will be its own individual shade of color, and so each one in the tetrad will be unique, she said. Matthews said eclipses are exciting because they are a phenomenon exclusive to Earths solar system. People on Earth only see eclipses because, from Earths viewpoint, the moon and the Sun appear to be the same size. It cant be seen from any other planet in our solar system, Matthews said. Its a privilege of living on planet Earth. JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgWaldo Police arrested a Vermont man Sunday who hid marijuana in his underwear. guns and drug paraphernalia in his Bradley Daniel Mahoney on conmarijuana possession charges, according to a police report. over a Chevrolet Impala for speeding. Mahoney was riding in the front and called for back up, according to the report. cer told the driver he could smell the weed, the driver said he would be honest and said there were two guns in the car, according to the report. After conducting a search, the ofsmoking pipes, a weed grinder, a suspected crack pipe, a blunt and a pill crusher in the car. Mahoney admitted all of the pipes except the crack pipe belonged to him, according to the report. Mahoney also said the pistol belonged to him, and he placed it under the armrest for protection, according to the report. and explained at the police car he would be searching Mahoney, who then said he was hiding weed in his right handcuff so Mahoney could remove it a total of 9.2 grams, according to the report. the Alachua County Jail at about 4:40 p.m., where he remained as of press time in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Man arrested in Waldo with 9.2 grams of weed in underwear He also had two guns It cant be seen from any other planet in our solar system.Alexandrea MatthewsAlachua Astronomy Club internMahoney


TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 AP PhotoPulitzer PicksTampa Bay Times Chairman and CEO Paul Tash, right, congratulates reporters Michael LaForgia, left, and Will Hobson, after the two reporters won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting on Monday. Hobson and LaForgia won the award for writing about the low-quality housing for the citys homeless. MELISSA MIHMAlligator Contributing WriterSidney Homans lifelong love affair with theater began at age 5, and now, about 70 years later, he is being recognized for his scholarly On Wednesday, Homan, an English professor, was given UFs Teacher-Scholar of the Year Born in Philadelphia to a blue-collar working family, Homan thought hed end up being a ed Princeton University as an undergrad where man became an assistant professor at the Uninight, while Homan and fellow theater-loving professors were wandering around, they came ed it out for $100 a month, called it the Depot then Homan said he recognized the importance He was once involved in a production of Waiting for Godot, which toured Florida pristo make me realize how practical the theater can He is also a widely published author with works focusing on topics ranging from ShakeBut Homan said hed be the same person Id still be very happy if I were working as a Andrew Varan, a 19-year-old UF psychology and English sophomore, is a student in Homans A lot of professors aim to improve you as a person, but youre just one out of 30 or one out sors that is as concerned about you as an indiEnglish prof, author earns UFs Teacher-Scholar of the Year Award UFs Teacher-Scholar of the Year Award It honestly blows my mind that I get paid to do this.Sidney HomanUFs Teacher-Scholar of the Year


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. 67 TOTAL VOTES34% YES 66% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Did you participate in Dance Marathon? Todays question: Do you take daytime naps? Focus on giving not receiving loveMidway through April, we are enjoying the height of spring and the season of love. April is the cruellest month, reads one of the most famous lines of modern poetry. If T.S. Eliot used April as a metaphor of love, it makes sense to consider it cruel. After all, nothing gives equal dosages of pleasure and pain like love does. Lets take a look at one of college Americas favorite TV shows for some cultural insight. A quarter-way through employee, Mike Ross, barges into his house to seek personal, not legal, help. The young associate going through some serious turbulence with his girlfriend knows his boss is the man to turn to for guidance. Specter excels in balancing personal and professional lives namely, by taking the George Clooney route to navigate relationships. Ross pleads with Specter for advice: What I know is that you seem to have relationships, again and again, and they dont eat you up or spit you out or seem to affect you just need to know what your mindset is. Ever the slick lawyer, Specter escapes the role of Dr. Phil by suggesting Ross take the day off work. meaningful relationships with each other lets not even bring up the buzzkill word commitment so as to not get emotionally distraught if things dont work out. If we are to dig deeper into the reason why wed rather not get attached to each other, we have to return to that eternal, albeit trite, concept of love. From Ovid to St. Augustine, the ancients have ceaselessly noted the potent and addictive feelings of love, and today, we have fallen into the trap of being more obsessed with falling in love than we are with standing in love and more concerned with being the object of others love than with trying to master our own expression of love for others. If we are to explore religious thought, the faithful make the case that pure love only be found with the Unmoved Mover. Simply sticking to human interactions, however, we can agree that the highest form of love is usually found in the mother-child relationship. So lets take a look at that. The mother unconditionally loves her child. As a parent, she has no expectation of reciprocity. Sure, as her boy grows up, she misses him and would like the occasional phone call, but in her months of pregnancy, hours of labor and years of rearing, does the mothneed to be reciprocated. As the late novelist W. Somerset Maugham put it, its more important to love rather than to be loved. This explains why the purity of unrequited love affects us so deeply. Maugham solemnly explained, The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned. No modern philosopher has broken down this concept more skillfully than Erich Fromm. In his book Art of Loving, he mentions a common dilemma many of us face: the confusion between the initial experience of falling in love, and the permanent state of being in love, or as we might better say, of standing in love. The failure to distinguish between the two is due to our infatuation with the object in this case, some person rather than focusing on developing the faculty and the art of loving. Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His columns appear on Mondays.Bear attacks show states development problemOn Saturday night, an Orlando woman was mauled in her that initiated the attack, the Orlando Sentinel reported. This recent attack is indicative of a growing bear problem. ABC News reported that bear sightings in Florida have nearly doubled, though bear attacks on humans are highly unusual. Naturally, people are quick in trying to pinpoint the reason for the attack and the uptick in Florida bear sightings. Many cite the end of hibernation, which prompts cranky, hungry bears to come bolder in recent years: They walk into open garages and drag bags of trash off with the ease of a stoner walking into a 7-Eleven for a taquito and a Slurpee. And, now, theyre not shy about attacking humans who approach them. It would be naive to pin the blame solely on unsecured garbage cans or springtime bear aggression. A peek into Lake Marys history shows that unchecked rapid development in the past few decades has caused the once-rural city to grow in size at the expense of natural land. According to Lake Marys website, the suburban city of lakes just north of Orlando is one of the fastest growing areas in Central Florida. (Side note: Its also our editors hometown. Go Rams!) Since the 1970s, Lake Mary previously a citrus-based agricultural community has been growing as Disney development in Orlando pushed north. In the past few decades, the city has experienced tremendous growth in residential development as well as an economic development center with hundreds The issue of Floridas overdevelopment is one that Miami about extensively, and its rooted in politics, he says. Its astounding how many Florida politicians are in favor of growth management. Such a clean, strong-sounding, utterly ambiguous phrase And so much easier than coming right out and speaking the unspeakable, which is: Weve got too damn ment is ruining Florida. Florida has been predominantly wild, untamed land for most of its history. Tourism, especially in connection with Disney, has led to rapid development of areas that dont belong to humans. They belong to wild-animal populations. For now, the bear problem merits a Band-Aid, which is a set of bear-safety tips from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee, increased awareness about securing garbage cans and closing garages and instructions on how to scare bears away. But in the long run, Florida legislators need to take note and quit allowing land development at the expense of humans and wildlife. TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar


TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Listicles on this topic are circulating on my social media pages lately from sources weve all come to know and have love-hate relationships with: Thought Theyre not about graduating seniors or cats but rather another popular college-student Without fail, one of the top perils of modern dating listed is one of my biggest pet that the person who is least invested or enthusiastic is the one who is considered winning This is the person who texts hey purThey never use exclamation points or emoticons because that would make it seem as if they care, and they respond to texts and And this attitude doesnt just exist in the dating world; it traneven have descriptors like hard to get, playing it cool and know what? I hated that characI dont have time for people convince anyone that youre less human than the rest of us or that you are so above being a homo sapien that you arent a runny mess less and sick when you drink too much or that you wont have trouble walking and eating selves too much to seem a certain way, and I really believe the world would be a better place if everyone were more vulnerable beyoure not showing emotion and some norm that doesnt exist, Im just going to become suspicious that you are a cyborg tryGalactica, and Im going to get as far away Life is too short to act as if you are not in pain or not excited for a date or not scared of If someone texts me, Im not going to wait an appropriate length of time to seem disinterested or too busy to respond if Im just doing laundry and watching Parks and Recone cool in one of my classes, Im going to tell them, Hey, I think youre really neat, and Im not going to wait around all semester worrying about how awkward and geeky that would be and miss out on a potential complimenting someone, liking a photo or commenting on a status because Im overings, opinions and issues, and if you pretend ing to act cool; Im not buying anything that Lauren Adamson is a UF journalism junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Modern dating, playing it cool and the Mr. Darcy mentalityColumn If all I ever did with my life was watch television and I would envision my life should be: I should marry a white heterosexual man, have a few rambunctious children, stay at home and use my new Swiffer WetJet and Dyson vacuum, go to the gym for yoga, buy the newest beauty products, sell my clothes when they go out of style and eat Special K cereal until I have the right meaLuckily, watching television and reading There is a lack of variety in our media culture that has put pressure on our civilian Although we can chalk it all up to our social behavior, there is something programmed within us that drives us to follow ganisms genetically hardwired to do their We are pack animals, and so we thrive This is why we seek lifelong partners in love we need this nod of approval to feel good about ourselves, it often leads many in the a genre of music, a cool celebrity, a religion or even a sexual orientation, and we call that many want to be accepted by the masses, even if they dont agree with these synthetic standards, they overcompensate and adopt depreciate almost instantly, and once they we are pack animals, but that does that mean et-Croakie-wearing animals? A new concept we must learn is that appearing the same does That being said, it may not because many of us are more The human race is one of the most homogenous species in between them than most birds of the same differently, allowing us to express ourselves as individuals, which manifests in our culAs Americans, we too have this idea that standing out is only asking for action against Expressing yourself in any form is incredibly important to your own psychological about you, but I get embarrassed when Im not take pride in blending in with the crowd, completely overgrown, green and desolate knows if he takes the one trodden upon and Yet he chooses to take the one less traveled since he wants to discover new things for The last line of the poem: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I/I took the one less traveled by,/and that has made all the difRachel Kalisher is a UF anthropology and classics junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays. The road less traveled: Avoid our culture of conformityColumnThe headlines are Northwestern University sports, but the storyline is universal and highlights an opfootball players at Northwestern understand the power of collective action and You see, one player standing alone against institutions as powerful as Northwestern or the NCAA faces some pretty Thats how collective bargaining lifts up whole groups of people from individuStudents and universities, in general, Thats why its so disappointing to hear university representatives echo the kinds of comments we hear from anti-worker America has been playing college football for more than 100 years, and weve cheered for our school teams every season, but it is no longer just an extracurmakes a lot of money from college sports, trol over pretty much every aspect of the student-athletes lives, and the pressure on seriously address the impact of this new Northwestern players stopped waiting for someone else to come up with a solution and have stood up for themselves collecwith assets of more than half a trillion change easily or overnight and the effects wont be isolated to Northwestern or Think of the era, not long ago, when the developing world where textile companies forced workers to labor in dangerous conditions for rock-bottom founded United Students Against Sweatshops, which has built a powerful presence on more than 150 campuses during the past two decades and won groundbreaking campaigns for fair labor practices for the men and women who make lighted the big problem of student debt, higher education, where a low-performing, high-income high school student has an 80 percent chance of going to college, and a high-performing, low-income student has only a 20 percent chance of going ary education system should be a deThats why, earlier this year, students and Not Debt campaign to tackle the issue of The growing movement doesnt Duquesne University were being denied ers at Pomona College were being treated better to provide that balance than the student-athletes themselves? Whats happening in college sports is another movement of people understanding whats possible through collective action, and its being led by the people who know it best; who live it and work it every Liz Shuler is the AFL-CIO secretarytreasurer and a former college journalist from the University of Oregon.College football players should bargain collectivelyGuest column Rachel Liz ShulerSpeaking Out Lauren


TAYLOR WIDOMAlligator Contributing WriterRabbi Berl Goldman said he remembers when he had to host Passover Seder in a tent. But on Monday night, he held one of Floridas largest public Seders at the newly built LubavitchChabad Jewish Student and Community Center, located at 20201 NW Fifth Ave., for more than 560 people seated together as a family. We were enslaved together, and we were redeemed together. So Jewish unity and community is vital, he said. Goldman said the 15-step dinner service, which details the ancient story of Passover, the birth of the Jewish people and their exodus from Egypt, parallels much of what happens in modern daily life. Each (step) represents a physical exodus of personal enslavement and a spiritual one as well, he said. Ayelet Faerman, a 27-year-old UF alumna and Coral Springs resident, said the Seder gives Jewish locals the opportunity to have a spiritual experience during the weeklong holiday. She said Goldman does everything it takes to make an environment kosher for Passover so others dont have to. Its more convenient for students to be able to come to one location for all their meals, she said. Kosher lunches and dinners are available at the center all week, along with other activities made possible by a $55,000 budget donated by alumni, parents and others close to the center, Goldman said. UF materials science and engineering senior Allison Silverstone, 22, attended the Seder with her brother and several friends. She said the event enabled her to celebrate the holiday. Even being away (from home), she said, its nice to get back to your Jewish roots. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffStudents and residents gather at the Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student and Community Center for SedBEARS ARE COMING OUT OF HIBERNATION. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSLAKE MARY After a bear mauled a woman in the driveway of her suburban Florida home, dragging her about 4 feet before she esthe animals, who had become dangerously accustomed to humans. It was unclear whether the bear that attacked Terri Frana, 45, on Saturday was one of those killed. DNA and other animals one shot and four euthanized in an attempt to Frana said the bear had her head in its mouth and dragged her toward a wooded area. She opened her jaw and clamped down onto my head, and I could just hear her teeth marks, Frana told WFTV-TV. She managed to escape from the bears jaw, and she ran inside the house, where she collapsed. She was treated at a hospital and released. habituated, Florida Fish and man said during a news conference Monday. They had no fear of humans, making them dangerous bears, he said. Were erring on the side of public safety. Lake Mary is an upscale community about halfway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. Workman called the entire area in and around Lake Mary prime bear country. Were going to be out here until we feel that the area is safe from these bears, he said. In December, a woman was attacked by bears while walking her dogs in Longwood, Mary. She suffered facial injuries and was hospitalized. Frana was afraid the bears were going to go after her two young children Saturday evening, her husband, Frank Frana, said. Her 10-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son had just left the house Saturday scurry toward the garage. She walked down the driveway to look for her children. One of the bears stood up, knocked her down and started to maul her, Frank Frana said. She has 30 staples in her head, 10 stitches in her head, lacerations and claw marks on her back. Experts say this is the time of the year when bears leave their winter dens. LOCAL


JESSICA HUNDLEYAlligator Contributing WriterAs spring continues, Floridians can expect to see more gopher tortoises poking their heads out. Gopher tortoises become more mates and food, making them more likely to crawl on to busy roads, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release. The gopher tortoise is a threatened species. This means its on a rate of decline but not endangered yet. Eric Suarez, a 28-year-old UF graduate student in wildlife ecology and conservation, said transporting gopher tortoises is illegal. However, if a tortoise is in the middle of the road, people are encouraged to help it. Suarez said he recommends putting it on the side of the road it was crawling toward. Motorists should keep an eye out for baby tortoises as more adult torhe said. Once females lay eggs and those eggs hatch, then there will be a lot of juveniles and hatchlings movforth, he said. FWC local government coordinator Allie Perryman said the gopher tortoise is a keystone species, which means other species live in or have been found within their burrows. Some of these other species are also threatened. A decline in gopher tortoises could mean a decline in those species as well, Perryman said. The commission has released an app, called Florida Gopher Tortoise, to encourage people to participate in the conservation efforts of the gopher tortoise. Perryman said the app not only helps the commission map out the location of the tortoises and their burrows, but it can also help educate the general public. To report an injured or dead gopher tortoise, download the app, call the FWC at 850-921-1030 or call the Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-4043922. TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9STATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCAPE CANAVERAL A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer because of a rocket leak. With about an hour remaining, the SpaceX company called off cials said they believe the problem last chance before astronauts do urgent spacewalking repairs. the unmanned Falcon rocket forced a halt to the countdown, the latest delay spanning the past month. Over the weekend, NASA almost postponed the launch attempt because of a computer outage at the International Space Station. But mission managers decided Sunday that everything would be safe for the arrival of the Dragon capsule and its two and a half tons of supplies. The computer, a critical backup, failed outside the space station Frito activate it for a routine software load. The primary computer has one of these so-called space station MDMs, or multiplexer-demultiplexers, used to route computer commands for a wide variety of tered around the orbiting lab. The failed one is located outside and therefore will require spacewalking repairs. The Dragon capsule holds a gasket-like material for next weeks computer replacement. This new material was rushed to the launch site during the weekend and loaded into the Dragon. NASA said astronauts can make the repair without it, if necessary. NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steven Swanson will perform the spacewalk next Tuesday regardless of whether the several days to get the replacement computer ready, thus the one-week wait before the job, NASAs Kenny Todd, a station operations manager, said Monday. SpaceX Space Exploration Technologies Corp. of California is one of two American companies left when the space shuttles retired in 2011. Orbital Sciences Corp. of Virginia is the other. by Friday, the company may have to get in line behind Orbital, which is on track for a May delivery run from its Virginia launching site. The Dragon should have soared in mid-March, but SpaceX needed two extra weeks of launch prepping. Then an Air Force radartracking device was damaged in a caused the instrument to overheat. Mondays helium leak apparently came from a system that sepaEarlier in the afternoon, SpaceX signed a 20-year lease with NASA to take over the launch pad used during the Apollo and shuttle programs. Kennedy Space Centers Launch Complex 39-A would be used for SpaceX launches with astronauts bound for the space station in three or four more years, if NASA approves the venture. Russia currently provides the only way to get astronauts to and from the space station. Unmanned missions are also slated for this pad, possibly next year.Rocket leak delays International Space Station delivery launchCourtesy to the AlligatorIn this photo from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a gopher tortoise moves through freshly sprouted vegetation following a prescribed burn. Gopher tortoises active, threatened Facts about gopher tortoises ABOUT 44 PERCENT OF UF STUDENTS FEEL RESTED REGULARLY. ELLEN KIRKNESSAlligator Contributing WriterWhen late-afternoon fatigue hits and happy hour at Dunkin Donuts is not an option, losing an hour of the day to the sweet serenity of a nap on the living room couch seems like a fair trade-off. However, according to new research, people who consistently nap could be losing a lot more than one or two hours every day they could be losing years. A 13-year study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology revealed that individuals who nap during the day are more likely to die earlier than those who do not nap regularly. The study, performed by researchers at Cambridge University, observed the sleeping habits of more than 16,000 men and women in the United Kingdom and found that people who take naps during the day are almost one-third more likely to die before they turn 65. According to the GatorWell website, 44 percent of UF students report feeling well rested when they wake up in the morning on four or more days of the week. The site offers a sleeping improvement program called Sleeping in the Swamp, developed for and tested by UF students, which provides tips for better sleep. The program does not denounce naps but encourages students to keep naps shorter than one hour. Carolyn Ivey, manager of North Florida Regional Medical Centers Sleep Disorders Center, wrote in an email that multiple studies suggest the majority of college students are sleep deprived. Sleep is a time for our bodies to restore physical and mental health, she said. Sleep problems can interfere with quality of life and seriously impact health. Erratic work and class schedules, late-night study sessions and stress can result in an unhealthy sleep deprivation, said Ivey, 61. Naps are an attempt to regain lost sleep, she said. However, it takes more than a nap to recover from a serious sleep debt. Skylar Chwatt, a 21-yearold UF public relations senior, said the study might be misleading. She said she suspects that underlying health issues may encourage individuals to take more frequent naps as opposed to the other way around. The study acknowledges the plausibility of such an idea and admits napping may be an early sign of system disregulation and a marker of future health problems. Chwatt said her grandfather, who is almost 80 years old, is an advocate of naps. He is one of the healthiest guys I know still swims laps every morning but, man, does that guy love to nap, she said. Pillow talk: Snoozing means losing years


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TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators in the NBAFormer UF center Joakim Noah scored 18 points and recorded 10 rebounds in the Chicago Bulls 108-95 win against the Orlando Magic on Monday.Kevin OSullivan and the UF baseball team are up to No. 9 in the Baseball America poll. Read the story on page 14.Diep honoredFlorida tennis player Florent Diep was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Mens Tennis Player of the Week on Monday. Diep won his singles match in straight sets in UFs 4-2 win against UK on Sunday. EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_lThe most anticipated regular-season game is here. Floridas biggest rival in the American Lacrosse Conference, Northwestern, will game of the regular season on Saturday in Evanston, Ill. No. 5 Northwestern (9-4, 3-2 ALC) is No. 4 Floridas in completing the season undefeated in conference play. In Floridas 14-9 win over Vanderbilt on Sunday, the Gators clinched the No. 1 seed in the ALC Tournament. If it beats Northwestern, UF wont just be the No. 1 seed in the conference tourout the regular season with a 15-2 record an impressive feat for a team that lost several key players when its inaugural class graduated after last season. However, OLeary isnt concerned with staying undefeated. With the No. 1 seed already clinched, her focus is and entering the tournament on a high note. Ultimately, this game is all about us playing Northwestern and its not about we lose, OLeary said. Freshman Sammi Burgess said the offense would have to make fast-break points to have a chance against Northwestern, and OLeary agrees. Its important that we actually get up and down good speed on our team, so we want to capitalize on one more man-up to make those opportunities happen for us, OLeary said. Burgess, freshman midvon Schneider capitalized on multiple fast-break opportunities against Vanderbilt, scoring six goals on fast breaks. The success on fast-break points against Vanderbilt was good practice for Florida FLORIDA IS RANKED NO. 1. ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa gymnastics season and just one practice before the Gators depart for the NCAA Championship, the No. 1 Florida will travel to Birmingham, Ala., for the 2014 NCAA Championships from April 18-20. But the reigning 2013 champions are not focused solely on returning to Gainesville with the programs second NCAA championship trophy. We dont talk about repeating because thats focusing on the end result and we have to focus on the process, coach Rhonda Faehn said. Right now, our focus is on two great training practices here, and then getting there and having an awesome podium training out and just competing aggresWith almost two weeks between NCAAs and Floridas last outing at regionals where Faehn and her gymnasts used their time off to prepare and perfect. Right after we got back home Rachel Crosby / Alligator Staff Gators prepare for championshipsSOFTBALL JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126After starting 53 games and hitting 11 home runs in 2013, Briana Little has seen nine games in 2014, taking on more of a reliever role to start the season. But that didnt stop Little from making the most of her chances at the plate against end. at the plate during the Gators 9-0 win against the Rattlers on Friday and hit her second home run of the season in their 10-0 thumping of the Wolfpack on Saturday. I just came ready to play, Little said. Whether I was playing or not, I was ready. I was going to get a hit, thats what I planned on doing. Littles home run against NC State, a runs. I saw her in her stride and she was mid-stride when she got into her leg a little more. You could tell it was a slower pitch, and she just ton said. In a worst-case scenario, youre looking at that as being a run So Im thinking, Alright. We got a good swing, an elevated pitch. And she just smoked it. Littles performance at the plate in Floridas nonconference shutouts boosted her batting average to .375 second only to Kelsey Stewarts .387 and gives her a team-leading slugging percentage of .594 in her limited time. With more at-bats, that brings more to keep swinging the bat hard and looking for good pitches. On the weekend, the Gators posted a .455 team batting average, and three players had multi-hit games in both contests. Reserves come up big for Florida in nonconference weekendSEE GYM, P A GE 15 SEE LAX, P A GE 15 SEE SOFTBALL, P A GE 15Floridas pace key factor for offense against NorthwesternWalton Its important that we actually get up and we do have good speed on our team.UF coach


14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 BASEBALL AMERICA RANKS UF NINTH. ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer@adamDpincusWhen trouble brewed in 2013, Florida folded. That has not been the case this season. of a sold-out crowd of 8,242. But the Gators tory on Sunday to clinch the series. ished 7-10 in one-run wins. Baseball America rewarded UF with a with his win and RBI double on Saturday. Its a year to the day Harrison Bader was the last Gators freshman with the honor. lead. said in a release. The bottom line is that it a 2-1 win to open the tournament. the Gators 11-1 in two wins. Freshman Peter April 8. Continue reading this story online at clutch victories vault them to top-10 ranking UF Baseball


from regionals, we spent a few days focusing in more on individualized skills and making little corrections here or there, Faehn said. Floridas trip to Alabama could be dj vu for some Gators, because they competed in the same arena against some of the same teams on March 22 at the Southeastern Conference Championship. Were really looking forward to getting back to the arena that we competed in a few weeks ago and getting familiar again with that real quick and then getting the championship underway, Faehn said. Florida is hoping to do better than they did at the SEC Championships, in which the Gators fell short of the title by .175, losing to host Alabama. But UF will be looking back on that meet to prepare for the podium equipment set up that the Gators have competed on only once this season. Podium is going to be different, just a little bit, than what we encountered at regionals, Faehn said. I feel like our athletes adjust very quickly to that. Though most Florida gymnasts have competed on podium equipment in past stints of elite and international gymnastics, the Gators have competed 11 of 12 meets this season on non-podium equipment and they practice on regular equipment so adjustments will need to be made. The slight difference is that with a podium its on a raised surface and it is in effect a little bit springier, a little bit bouncier, Faehn said. So I know our athletes absovault, its a little bit softer on the landings but they have the harder landings. Florida will compete in UCLA, Nebraska, Penn State and Utah on Friday at 8 p.m. The top three teams from will move onto Saturdays a champion will be named. ple-day meet this season. competition, Faehn said. Were going to take one day at a time, but they are going to be able to compete aggressively and well for all of the days. because the Commodores style of play is similar to Northwesterns, OLeary said. I think when teams slow the ball down against us, its our defense that needs to adjust and I dont think that we did a tremendous job defensively against it, OLeary said. I thought we were too focused on our single players and not as a unit as a whole. Florida has faced Northwestern every year since the program began play in 2010. The Gators are 3-1 in the series, but the Wildcats have made the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament each of the last four seasons and have won two titles in that span. They have seven NCAA Championships since 2005. While the Gators have a historical advantage over the Wildcats, the teams two losses this season have come while on the road. Last seasons loss in the ALC Northwestern in Floridas history was at the neutral Homewood Field in Baltimore. OLeary has emphasized Floridas pace all season, and now that season, UF has to come out dictating the pace or the defense could be swallowed up by the Wildcats relaxed offense. Northwestern typically comes out in a methodical, kind of slowpaced offense, OLeary said. They work very hard for that perfect shot and they get that perfect shot because they wear down the defense. Kirsti Merritt said. Whatever team youre coming up against, you play them like any other team. Just going out there and hitting and playing defense the same. Going out there and being able to hit with runners in scoring position is really boosting our Added Walton: This is such a mental game. Its important when you look up there and see that many runs and that many hits, you typically dont look in the dugout and see that many down faces of kids who have not been successful. Its highly contagious and highly mental, thats for sure. Walton also spent the weekend experimenting with his starting lineup, allowing some players who have been on the bench to be a contributing factor to the offense. In addition to Little making two Jessica Damico earned her third start of the year Friday. Damico started 59 games through has entered only 28 so far this season, with the majority of those appearances coming as a pinch runner or a seventh-inning substitution in the Gray Summit, Mo., native notched For Jess, obviously, she played quite a bit last year and weve gone to maybe a little bit of a different offense in some ways with playing a couple of the freshmen and the left-handed at-bats, Walton said. So thats been the biggest difference in the number of at-bats shes had, is that weve gone to a different style. Walton liked giving players such as Damico a chance in the lineup and said that despite their lack of playing time, some spots in the lineup arent locked up as the regular season starts to wind down. There are still a couple jobs that havent been won, and were not going to let them be won, Walton said. Were going to continue to rotate and go with whos doing well at practice, go with whos doing well in games. TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffBriana Little bats during Floridas 2-0 win against Ole Miss on March 9 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Little has hit well despite limited playing time this season. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffSammi Burgess (2) drives toward the net during Floridas 21-5 win against Jacksonville on Feb. 12 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Burgess scored four goals against Vanderbilt on Sunday. Northwestern has seven titles since 2005 LAX, from page 13Little went 3 for 3 in Floridas 9-0 win against Florida A&M SOFTBALL, from page 13 GYM, from page 13Gators hope past podium meets will help at NCAAs


IAN COHEN Alligator Writer@ibcohen5 Going into the Southeastern Conference Tournament, coach Roland Thornqvist is excited for two reasons. Reason No. 1 is freshman Kourtney Keegan, who has been named SEC Freshman of the Week twice this season. The other is sophomore Brianna Morgan, who was named SEC Player of the Week on Monday. When opposing teams scout Florida, they are initially drawn to the Gators three decorated seniors Alexandra Cercone, Olivia Janowicz and two national championship trophies and captured three SEC titles in their four-year tenure. But Floridas secret weapons are its newest faces. On Monday, Morgan was named SEC CoPlayer of the Week after a dominant performance in UFs two weekend matches. The second-year player compiled a 4-0 record and grabbed her 10th consecutive victory as the Gators outscored Kentucky and No. 5 Vanderbilt 8-1. Morgan improved to 17-1 in career SEC singles matches. She hasnt lost one this season. The sophomore has been praised for picking up her play in the late stages of the season. After rehabbing from a shoulder injury that cost her some practice time over the winter, Morgan has consistently played at the one spot above her older and more experienced peers. My shoulder has gotten a lot better, but as far as tennis, I think Ive improved my backhand a lot and my net game, my volleys and my doubles, Morgan said. In general, I think Ive improved as a player. Thornqvist would pin that as an understatement. Theres nobody in the country better right now, he said. At least in singles play. In doubles, Keegan may have a leg up on the sophomore. Yeah, [Kourtney] is pretty good in doubles, Ill tell you that, Thornqvist said. She has a monster serve, big ground strokes, and shes not afraid at the net. Shes got great courage and she can make the right play calls. Keegan is a coachs dream in doubles pairings and the perfect compliment to Janowicz. The two have cemented their position as Floridas best duo and currently rank 26th in the nation. a great connection on the court, Keegan said. We always know where the other is going to be. But stellar play is expected from Janowicz, who is also the nations No. 9 singles player. For Keegan, greatness wasnt always a sure thing. When Keegan arrived on campus last August, she worked tirelessly to improve her quickness, to survive the long and grueling spring season and a potentially deep tournament run if Florida stays alive in the postseason. What we saw in Kourtney when she came here was the raw power and the talent, Thornqvist said. Its really easy for a coach to see all that and say, You want it now. But that wasnt the play with Kourtney. Twenty-eight wins in singles matches, 31 doubles wins and two SEC Freshman of the Week awards later, Keegan is surpassing all expectations. I mean, looking at Kourtneys numbers now in doubles, her freshman year, theyre pretty scary, Thornqvist said. If she can continue on this pace, shell be one of the best doubles players to ever play here. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffKourtney Keegan serves the ball at the Bedford Cup on Oct. 11, 2013, at the Ring Tennis Complex. Keegan will look to anchor UF during the SEC Tournament. Freshman stellar for Gators Gators in the SEC Tournament 2013 Title win 2012 Title win 2011 Title win 2010 Title win