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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Excavating an Excavator

(Scott Robertson / Alligator Staff) An excavator machine that fell into a large pit behind the Mechanical and Aerospace Building B this weekend is retrieved by two winch-wielding tow trucks. Recent rainfall caused the earth beneath the excavator to give way, allowing the machine to slip into the pit and sink into the mud. The tow trucks, along with several workers, were successfully able to retrieve the machine.


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Precision Ping-Pong

(Jeremiah Stanley / Alligator) Hongqiang Zhai, an electrical engineering alumnus, plays table tennis at the Florida Gym on Wednesday evening. The games were part of a Table Tennis Club meeting.


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The "Apostle" speaks to the masses.

(Charles Roop / Alligator Staff) Pastor Marty Hogan, dressed as the Apostle John, preaches to people at Turlington Plaza on Friday morning. Hogan, who was scheduled to appear at Calvary Chapel Gainesville on Sunday morning and evening, uses musical and dramatic presentations to spread his message, according to the chapel's Web site.


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Looking for Red amongst the Orange and Blue.

(Scott Robertson / Alligator Staff) Fred Thompson (third from left), who is running on the Republican ticket for the 2008 presidential election, talks to a fan before the University of Tennessee game outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday. Fred Thompson, who formally announced his bid for the Republican ticket on Sept. 5, stopped in Gainesville during his campaign to accept an invitation to sit with UF President Bernie Machen in the president's box during the game.


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