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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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Jean shorts hurt Gators' credibility

There was a great disturbance this weekend. Every Gator felt it, and it showed during the football game on Saturday. The team struggled more than the three previous weeks combined. Urban Meyer will look to the footage, but the real problem is much easier to pinpoint.


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Virtual worlds have more possibilities

Just when you believed civilization to be crumbling down around yo, confirmed by all of the fighting, hatred and Tasering going on all over the world nowadays, a magnificent technological breakthrough comes along to lift everyone's spirits. The beacon of hope I am referring to is the Virtual Hills.


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Police correct to use force on student

Andrew Meyer's arrest on Monday has no doubt sparked debate about how much force officers can use. Some believe Tasering him was out of line; others think the punishment fit the crime. But before we pass judgment on anyone, consider this snippet from Florida law:


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There are lessons to be learned from Tasered student

I hope nobody feels sorry for the young man who got Tased. I expect that on campus this week, angry protestors will blame the University Police Department for being too aggressive, or blame Accent for inviting Sen. John Kerry to speak or blame Tennessee for riling us all up.


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Faculty leadership training worth cost

UF is already more than ,30 million in debt. Gov. Charlie Crist might cut some State University System funding. The Tuition Differential Program might not provide enough funding for both measures.


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Proposed cuts hurt UF employees, too

A CEO announces 10,000 jobs are being cut to make up for a revenue shortfall. He then goes home to his ,2.5 million mansion where his private chef prepares him a meal that would cost hundreds of dollars in a restaurant. Life is rough at the top.


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One location enough for pizza place

Satchel?s Pizza is too damn far away. It?s so distant I?ve run up a string of excuses why I haven?t been lately: "My car won?t start." "My scooter died last week." "My bike tire?s flat." "My shoes have holes." I shouldn?t have to make such claims, but it?s impossible to drive sixteen miles round-trip as often as I?d like. As sacrilegious as it may be, many people think Satchel?s needs a new location.


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Gainesville more than bars, ball games and Butler Plaza

For many, Gainesville is just a temporary home while these individuals seek their degree - a town just small enough so you still have that "down home feel," yet big enough so Saturday nights aren't spent glued in front of a television watching reruns of "Law and Order." However, you can always hear the constant grumblings of students who are sick of the club scene and have walked through the Oaks Mall one too many times.



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