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Machen reflects on first year
New president stands.
up to college crises
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
When UF President Bernie
Machen rolled into town a
year ago, he bad little idea of
what he was in for.
Today marks Machen's
first anniversary as the llth
president of UF, and contrary
to lii original plin-_ it's hardly
been a' getting-to-know-you
year. UF students confronted
him \t ith protests over Library
West's dosing, the state of
Foirida met him with four
hurricanes, and three key ad-
ministrators greeted him with
Yet he's inanaged to meet
the expectations of many of his
"He's virtually unflap-
pable," said Dianna Morgan,
who serves on the 13-member
body that hired Machen, the
Board of Tru-tee-c "He's faced
a lot of challenges this year,
but he never lost his warmth,
his personable manner."
Cool in a crisis
Though many of the year's
events have been out of his
hands; such as-the hurricane
that scaled back his inaugura-
tion, Machen has done much
o't tth shifting himself.
Just three months into
his term, he overhauled
Tigert Hall's- administrative
structure, and in the Fall he
announced the creation of a.
new vice-president position in
human resources to ease rela-
tions with university faculty
As the president of the
University of Utah, Machen
took three years to get his
team in place, he said. At UF,
most of it was finished in'three
"I just made up my mind I
wanted to go faster," Machen
said. "It became clear what I
needed to do."
The professor problem
Machen commissioned a
-.Lut e\ of the faculty, which
"opened. the lens on the
camera," he said. Many were
disgruntled with their pay
and status at the university.
Seventy-one percent felt there
was too much focus on athlet-
ics at UF, Machen said, a senti-
ment that onl\ got worse as
SEE MACHEN, PAGE 9
UF President Bernie Machen rides his Harley-Davidson mo-
torcycle down University Avenue during the UF Homecom-
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
Students trying to register for
high-demand classes face a new
obstacle this semester, as uniVer-
sity officials have made it harder for
students to reserve
classes for others.
tion for this semes-
ter, students could
sign up for a class
they. didn't need
Matheny and save it for a
friend, but since.
the registrar's office put a delay be-
tween when a class isdropped and
when it again becomes available, it's
been a little more difficult. When
students drop a class, the empty seat
goes into a pool and randomly ap-
pears on ISIS about 20 minutes later.
That way, students cannot guarantee
the dropped class will be available
for their friend.
"We really want to make sure
that everybody gets a fair crack at
SEE ISIS, PAGE 11
Road construction temporarily detours RTS routes
* SIX ROUTES WERE DI- tive routes after six of them were
VERTED OFF CENTER DRIVE. modified due to road construction
By ELIZABETH PRANN outhbound RTS routes 1, 8,
SAlligator Writer- 35, 36, 43 and Park-and-Ride 2
have been changed temporarily
Because of construction on Center
Students who depend on Drive between Mowry Road and
Regional Transit System bus Drive between Mowry Road and
services for their traveling needs Scott Fox, interim director of
may have to find some altema-
celebrates after his for-
mer team, Utah, won
the Fiesta Bowl. Meyer
ushered in his tenure
with the Gators with
a team meeting at 7
a.m. Tuesday. From the
looks of things, there
will be some changes.
See story, pg. 18.
UF Transportation and Parking
Services, said the repaving project
is a much-needed and necessary
improvement that. will be. com-
pleted in four phases.
The first two phases were
completed in December, when
only northbound traffic was open,
affecting routes 1, 35, 36, 43 and
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As of Monday the next phase
began with the closing of north-
bound traffic lanes.
In addition to the
Student same routes affected
Life in December, Route 8
now has been altered.
In both cases RTS needed to re-
evaluate their normal nine routes.
RTS marketing director Theresa
* Seven Alachua County
officials elected on Nov.
2 were sworn in Tuesday.
The ceremony moved the
constitutional officer to
See story, pg. 4.
Harrison said RTS initially was no-
tified of the, construction on Center
Drive on December 27.
Planning usually falls into the
.hands of the operational manager,
who then begins to plan for the ap-
propriate changes immediately.
"When we were choosing ser-
SEE RTS, PAGE 11
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Officers old and new swear in at county ceremony
* SIX OF THE SEVEN OFFI-
CIALS WERE RE-ELECTED TO
By RENAUD LAJOIE
A tear was shed as Alachua
County's seven constitutional of-
ficers were sworn in Tuesday.
Pam Carpenter, one of the
seven elected officials sworn in
and the only newcomer, became
the county's new supervisor of
She replaces retiring supervi-.
sor Beverly Hill, who worked
in the county for 12 years .in
elections, and before that as a
Gainesville city commissioner
Carpenter worked under Hill
for 12 years as an assistant.
"I shed a tear when my good
friend of -30 years walked in,"
Carpenter said. "I was not ex-
"This is very 'special to me
because I had four of my genera-
tions here: my mother, daughter
and grandson," said Carpenter.
"We used my family Bible for the
Carpenter also chose Circuit
Judge Martha A. Lott to adminis-
ter her oath because of their close
what make the county function
on an everyday basis.
"We try to be as student-
friendly as we can," Oelrich said.
Rick Parker was sworn to his
sixth term as public defender.
"For me it was significant,"
Parker said, referring to the cer-
"The last five years I ran un-
opposed. This time I was chal-
He said he campaigned with
his family, including his son, a
sophomore studying history at
J.K. "Buddy" Irby also began
his fourth term as county clerk
and said his ongoing challenge
is to bring more access of public
records on the Internet through
Von Fraser, serving his second
S. term as county tax collector, ran
"I'm out in the community
seven -days a week," he said.
r n:m I "I love my job. If hard work
ever killed anybody, I would be
Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff Ed Crapo, who ran unop-
J.K. "Buddy" Irby, Alachua County clerk of the circuit court congratulates the county constitutional of- posed, began his seventh term as
ficers after being sworn in for his new term Tuesday morning. county property appraiser while
Circuit Judge Frederick D. office to the rest of the officials. "This morning I re-affirmed Bill Cervone is on his second as
Smith. stood in for Chief Judge With the ceremony Alachua my commitment," Oelrich said state attorney.
Stan Morris, who- was out of County Sheriff Steve Oelrich of- during a telephone interview. All county constitutional offi-
town, to administer the oath of -.ficially began his fourth term. -He said students are part of cers are elected to office for four-
SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
President sets school's goals
Professor tackles trivia
By ELIZABETH PRANN
When SFCC staff, faculty
and advisers shuffled into the
gymnasium early Tuesday
morning for the school's
Spring Convocation Day, they
were greeted by pristinely set
tables with centerpieces of
plastic blue school lunchboxes
filled with fruit.
The back-to-basics event
featured SFCC President
Jackson Sasser addressing the
school's goals for the coming
year in front of almost 300 fac-
Sasser at one point aban-
doned his podium to illustrate
his goal of motivating teachers
and staff members to approach
the new semester with vigor,
using words like innovation,
freedom and respect.
"Let's begin this year with
a lot of enthusiasm," Sasser
Sasser's State of the College
address was followed by .the
acknowledgment of two out-
standing faculty members.
Van Dubolsky of the
physical science department
received the Guertin/McRae
Master Teacher Award from
fellow faculty and staff mem-
bers Azza Guertin and Stuart
The former Olympian rac-
quetball coach is thought of
by his peers as kind, modest,
unassuming and innovative.
S"There's none like him,"
Associate Vice President of
SFCC Bennye Alligood said
the award is an opportunity
for faculty members to rec-
ognize a fellow co-worker for
his or her outstanding perfor-
a plaque and
w.h i c h
was the Allen. J. Roberson
Medallion Award.' Named
after 'the second president of
the university, this award can
be received by any faculty or
Alligood said the award
is given out by a nominating
-committee to reward innova-
tive past service.
This year the coordinator of
adult education, Julie Falt, was
Falt graciously. accepted,
attributing her success to her
work environment and peers.
Keynote speaker Mark
Million took the stage after
Falt's award and quickly cap-
tivated his audience with a
constructive outline for a suc-
Million courted his audi-
ence when he stepped off the
podium and mingled with the
crowd, listing the challenges
of the future in academia and
the obstacles older generations
have with technology.
He focused on the. road
ahead, asking the audience
to bridge difference gaps and
adapt to hew times, bringing
up increasing community-col-
He said students of all
backgrounds will be flocking
to community colleges like
SFCC "because we're good,
and we're cost-effective."
"This is where the action
is," Milliron said. "I applaud
you for being in this type of
business and doing this type
Sasser also addressed the
obstacles during Fall, includ-
ing the hurricanes, and how
students can learn from those
"We can take what we
learned from a trying fall,",
Sasser said. "Catapult that into
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
He's usually the one doling out
the quizzes, but one UF professor
recently got a dose of his own medi-
cine from Alex Trebek, no less.
Lyle Brenner flaunted his knowl-
edge as a contestant on the long-
running game show "Jeopardy!."
The two episodes, which were.
taped in September, aired-during
Winter Break on Dec. 20 and 21.
-"I was excited," said the Comell
and Stanford-educated Brenner, 35,
about his experience.
After winning $8,800 the first
night, Brenner came back to take
second place and an additional
$2,000, the standard No. 2 prize, the
The self-proclaimed trivia buff.
auditioned more than a year ago,
when he visited Los Angeles, where
the show is filmed, on other busi-
After completing an audition
process involving a 50-question'
test and a mock "Jeopardy!" game,
Brenner was one of less than 20
chosen to be a potential contestant
from a room of between 100 and 150
people, he said.
He and the other remaining
game-show hopefuls were told that
if chosen to pray in an actual show,
they would be contacted within one
After that year they must audi-
tion again to be reconsidered.
Brenner was surprised when he
finally did receive a call inviting him
to compete on the show almost a
year later, after thinking his window
of opportunity had passed.
After the initial surprise wore
off, Brenner said he was nervous he
would play against then-champion
Ken Jennings, who eventually broke
"Jeopardy!" records with a total of
"It kind of went by really
fast. You don't have time
to be nervous."
Brenner said he was relieved
when learning of rumors Jennings'
reign had ended.
Once Brenner knew he would be
a contestant, the assistant professor
of marketing said he studied a little,
brushing up on subjects like geogra-
phy and history. Then it was off to
"It kind of went by really fast,"
he said, noting that before he knew
it, the game was over. "You don't
have time to be nervous," he said.
In two days, Brenner faced more
than 100 questions.
"I'd encourage people to try it,"
he said. "It was really a lot of fun."
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5,2005 ALLIGATOR, 5
Aid questions explained at fraternity financial forum
Tricia Coyne/ Alligator Staff
Vernon Wright, a UF alumnus and Student Financial Affairs representative, offers tips to members of Phi
Beta Sigma fraternity on how to remain financially stable through college.
* A COLLEGE SPOKESMAN
By KYLIE CRAIG
UF students were taught
"How to Pimp the System" and
efficiently seek financial aid in a
forum Tuesday hosted by Phi Beta
Sigma. The forum was part of the
fraternity's Founder's Week and
was designed to help students bet-
ter understand financial aid and
Chris Johnson, a former vice
president of Phi Beta Sigma, said
the fraternity's forums mostly
are educational and this one was
geared to encourage students to
take advantage of financial aid.
Vernon Wright, a spokesman
from UF's Office for Student
Financial Affairs was there to
explain the details of different
scholarships, as well as common
mistakes students make-- when
applying for financial aid. Wright
said one of the main problems
students have is not knowing im-
portant deadlines and eligibility
"The biggest thing to do is ask
questions," Wright said. "We're
employed to give the answers."
.Wright emphasized the deadline
for submitting the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.
The March 15 deadline falls one
week after Spring Break. He said
many students wait until after the
break to fill out the form, unaware
that it takes anywhere from two to
six weeks to process.
Wright also suggested different
ways to find scholarships, such as
a method he calls the "corporate
scholarship bull's-eye," where stu-
dents find businesses that relate to
their career aspirations, then go to
the individual businesses and ask
about scholarship opportunities.
"You may not get a scholarship,
but they might offer you a co-op or
an internship," Wright said.
Students already .receiving
financial aid were warned about
abusing the aid money they receive
at the beginning of the Spring and
Wright told students to focus on
"satisfying your needs before your
wants," when it comes to spending
the aid money on things other than
books, housing and meals.
UF student Oliver Straw, 20,
said he attended the forum to learn
the details of financial aid.
"You hear information from all
different people so it was good to
hear it from someone who actu-
ally works in financial aid," Straw
FHP holiday operations try to curtail traffic violations
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW "A lot of drivers have forgotten how to share ing arrests involves aggressive driving, Burroughs said.
Alligator Writer "We are seeing a direct reflection of the way in whict
This holiday season some drivers found themselves on
the Florida Highway Patrol's naughty list, but instead of the
traditional lump of coal, many of these mischievous motorists
received hefty traffic fines.
Armed with speedy new Mercury Marauders, FHP set up
statewide checkpoints to curtail the influx of traffic violations.
Entitled Operation Safe Ride and Operation Street Sweeper,
both programs took place during the winter holidays.
"We felt that if we predicated the holiday with these opera-
tions with high visibility that the word would spread and that
we could reduce the amount of serious injury or fatal crashes
that are occurring in the state of Florida," FHP spokesman
Mike Burroughs said.
me roadway an now to drive wihn common
courtesy and respect."
Despite the fact that such traffic programs must be publi-
cized by federal mandate in local newspapers before they take
place, the number of citations issued during these operations
always tends to be high, Burroughs said.
Four thousand citations were issued during the 48-hour
period of Operation Safe Ride, which took place Dec. 22 and 23
across Florida's highways. Of 25 fatalities occurring during the
Christmas holiday, only one took place in Alachua County.
Road rage is another top issue one out of every 10 speed-
society has changed into a fast-paced, technological, give-me-
what-I-want-right-away society that is now being mirrored by
the driver on the roadway," he said. "They don't want to be
held up in traffic, they don't want to be delayed at all."
As a result of the ever-growing problem, FHP has been
forced to resort to the aggressive pursuit of violators.
"A lot of drivers have forgotten how to share the road-
way and how to drive with common courtesy and respect,"
Burroughs said. "As a result, what we used to call the old-time
fist fight that would occur on the side of the road, now involves
guns and knives and, in some cases, people being run over with
cars. So we're having to address it in a multitude of avenues to
change the thought pattern of the modem-day driver ... fo the
degree that we have declared war, basically."
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Drive to aid tsunami
victims needs your help
ow is one of those times when our obligations to the
global community cannot be ignored.
In the aftermath of the Dec. 26 tsunami that devas-
tated entire communities in Asia and Africa, millions of people
have had their lives irrevocably altered in one stroke. More
than 155,000 are dead, and millions have been left hungry and
It is our duty to help them to the best of our individual
The governments of the world are already taking steps to
provide aid, as more than $2 billion has been raised to date.
Independent and multinational bodies, such as the
International Olympic Committee, have come forward to use,
their influence to raise funds.
Celebrities are rushing to help out, and this issone case in
which we should actually listen to what they have to say. Some
are dipping into their own pocketbooks to further the relief ef-
forts-such as Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who
donated $10 million, and actress Sandra Bullock, who donated
NBC and its sister networks, which include USA, Bravo
and Sci-Fi, have announced a simulcast benefit special to be
aired Jan.- 15, featuring as-yet-unnamed celebrities and musi-
Even Saudi Arabia has committed to hosting a fundraising
With all these high figures being thrown around, it may
seem one person's contribution would go unnoticed. But in
a disaster of this magnitude, every little bit could make a dif-
The $350 million our government has pledged sounds
like an enormous amount of money, but that figure could be
doubled if every person in the country donated a little more
than a dollar.
True, things are tight around Gainesville at this time of
year: There are tuition and books to be paid for, apartment
leases to be renewed and Snoop Dogg tickets to be bought.
And yes, purse strings are going to be tightened in anticipa-
tion of the looming threat of block tuition.
But even considering all of that, surely we can find some
way to give-up a few measly dollars to help out people whose
homes have been destroyed by massive walls of water.
Luckily, we have a convenient opportunity right here at
home for us to show our compassion.
The Interfraternity-Council will have volunteers collecting
donations on Turlington Plaza through Thursday, and the
Panhellenic Council will be doing the same at the Reitz Union
Colonnade-so you won't have to go out of your way to be
able to help out. Once student donations from these two loca-
tions are added up, the IFC and the Panhellenic Council have
promised to match those funds with a donation of their own.
And if you don't make it to Turlington or the Reitz Union
by Thursday, a coalition of campus groups known as Gators
for Tsunami Relief are planning a candlelight vigil later in the
month. They also will be accepting donations on the Reitz
Union Colonnade in the next two weeks, and there will a
chance to donate at the vigil as well.
Give what you can. If your financial situation really is
tenuous, all kidding aside, no one will hold it against you if
you can't afford much. But even a dollar or two can go a long
It's time for the Gators to show their compassion. People
are in need, and it will not cost us too dearly to help them.
And if everyone pitches in, we might just be able to pull off
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Conservatives fought sex, not terror
fou know a new year is upon us when you can't turn *If there is one thing college
on the TV or read a newspaper without encoun- has taught me, it is that you can't
tering a new Top Ten list. After checking out the stop teenagers from having sex.
"Biggest Celebrity Breakups of 2004," I took a peek at last Back in December, a report was
year's "Biggest Newsmakers," hoping to find that I had V-. released showing that the federal
hallucinated George Bush's re-election. While my worst government spent nearly $50 mil-
fears were confirmed with Election 2004 coming in at No. Craig Singleton lion, or $5 per teenager, urging
2, No. 1 being last weeks deadly tsunami, I was shocked at Speaking Out teenagers not to have sex before
No. 7-Janet Jackson's boob. marriage. If a reliable study exists
Forget the war on terror: 2004 was the year of the war that shows abstinence education
on sex. actually works, I can't find it. Instead, I would like a study
In an election where moral values became the corner- to be commissioned to determine how many members
stone of Bush's re-election, with the Christian Coalition of Congress actually "saved themselves" for marriage.
now claiming to own the President, the right's attack on Forgive me, but that sounds much more interesting to
sex was clear and divisive. Starting with Monica-gate in read than a fresh textbook.
the late 1990s, conservatives have managed to combine As much as the Christian right would like to make
Christian fundamentalism and right-wing moralism into everyone's sex life their business, premarital sex is not a
their larger message. They condemn premarital, extra- public problem. Premarital sex doesn't have to result in
marital, oral and unmarried sex. They don't want men to unwanted pregnancies if young people are educated about
have sex with other men or women with other women, sex and have easy access to contraception and affordable
even in the privacy of their own homes. They denounce abortion options. In fact, the rate of teenage pregnancy has
music with sexually explicit lyrics and films with sexually been dropping, with the rate of teenage births reaching its
explicit scenes. They don't want women to have abortions lowest levels since the government began tracking births
and, if that is not scary enough to the average college stu- in 1906. Sounds like those awkward 5th-grade sex-ed slide
dent, they disapprove of contraceptives, shows are starting to pay off.
In their minds, unrestrained sex threatens the social It is one thing for Republicans to declare strong per-
order and must be controlled. Conservatives believe that sonal convictions about sex, but it is another to insist that
if they lose this fight, Western civilization will crumble. As .everyone else share the same beliefs.
with most other issues, they mistakenly embrace a simple With the new Congress preparing to convene, I expect
solution to a one-size-fits-all problem when, of course, it to see much more of this "with us or against us" mentality
doesn't. from Republicans.
It's true that men and women today can have sex more As for me, I just wish the government would put that
casually with much lower odds of pregnancy, but the idea $5 toward my next condom purchase.
of returning to 1950's "Leave It to Beaver" America is both Talk about making your tax dollars work for you.
impractical and misguided. Then again, maybe conserva- Craig Singleton is a political science senior.
tives are nostalgic for,the days of wire-hanger abortions
and shotgun weddings.
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Scandals raise questions about U.N.
The United Nations must either be destroyed or rad-
ically reformed, because it is a corrupt, cowardly
and weak organization. It has strayed far from its
original aim of providing a forum for peace and humani-
tarian cooperation around the world. Hopefully and
probably the United Nation's efforts to coordinate aid
to the Asian tsunami victims will be the last time it gets
its dirty hands on any significant amount of money or
Although the United Nations and its friends are fight-
ing back, it is poised for a fall. The crimes and scandals
are being uncovered too fast for them to be covered up.
The oil-for-food scandal probably will destroy
Secretary General Kofi Annan and could further hurt
former President Clinton's already damaged legacy.
The United Nations established the oil-for-food pro-
gram in 1996 with the intention of exchanging food and
medicine for oil. The biggest "humanitarian" program
in history, it was intended to help the poor Iraqis who
were suffering under U.S. economic sanctions. Instead,
it enriched the likes of Saddam, Kofi's son Kojo Annan,
Clinton friend and contributor Mark Rich, and crooks in
high places in France, Russia and other countries.
If that is not enough, the United Nation- -oon will
have to deal with what should be known as the sex-
for-food scandal. It seems some U.N. "peacekeepers"
in the Congo have been bartering sex for food. Others
have been raping women and girls or paying them a few
Jason Levitt dollars for sexual favors. These al-
Speaking Out legations again point to rampant
abuse of power and resources in the
Not only are U.N. members committing crimes, the
organization has done nothing to stop the greatest crime
against humanity: genocide.
Next month will mark 56 years since the U.N. signed
the Genocide Convention, passed in the wake of the
Holocaust. Under the Genocide Convention, the exter-
mination of a race of people became a crime under inter-
national law. But the United Nations has failed to stop
such a crime. The first time it failed was in 1994, when
an estimated 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda. The
organization's leadership was obviously too busy rip-
ping off the poor Iraqis to help.
Genocide also is g6ing on right now in Sudan and has
claimed more than 10,000 lives. But, so far, the United
Nations has refused even to vote on whether to send
troops. Annan has apologized for the U.N.'s.mistake in
Rwandabut it seems the lesson was not learned.
Not one more mistake, crime or scandal should be
accepted from this corrupt and inept organization. The
United Nations should be completely reorganized or de-
stroyed in order to allow for a new organization that has
the will and power to restore a true forum for peace and
Jason Levitt is a journalism and political science senior.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2005 N ALLIGATOR, 7
Letter to the Editor
Snoop a good fit for Black History Month event
I would like to start by saying that I am not a mem-
ber of the Black Student Union, but I do agree with its
choice of co-sponsoring a Snoop Dogg concert in honor
of Black History Month.
Black History Month is not only about remembering -
the past and honoring the advocates of peace, but it is
also about acknowledging those who give back to the
community. No, Snoop Dogg might not be an "ambas-
sador of rich black culture," but he is a representative
of black culture in the entertainment field. Yes, Black
History Month is a.time to share your culture, and rap
and hip-hop are essential elements of this culture. I am
not saying that rap and hip-hop are all there is to being
African-American; I'm saying that you cannot stifle that
aspect of your culture for Black History Month but allow
and endorse it for any other occasion.
It is hypocritical to say that it is acceptable to bring
Snoop and other rappers into our homes -by watching
BET and MTV, buying his music at the local mall, and
attending his concerts but then say that he should not
perform at a Black History Month event. One of the best
ways of bringing people together is by using music, and
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* A ONE-DAY TICKET COSTS
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By LAURA FIGUEROA
A $179 investment in an Annual
Preferred Pass to Universal Studios
and Islands of Adventure bought
UF junior Carolina Celis an. escape
from "boring Gainesville week-
ends," allowing her to enter the
theme parks on any given day.
Now her pass also will save her
money, as she and other pass hold-
ers will not be subject to the increase
in ticket prices at the Orlando theme
For the third time in a. year,
Universal Studios has increased
ticket prices at the.parks, this time
by $5, making the cost of a one-day,
one-park ticket to $59.75 a 15 per-
cent hike from January 2004.
"We adjusted the price of our
one-day, one-park pass to what was
happening in the overall market-
place," said Tom Schroder, spokes-
man for Universal Studios Orlando.
Universal is not the only theme
park to raise its rates. The company
increased its ticket-prices only two
weeks after Disney World raised its
admission by $5 on Dec. 1. SeaWorld
followed the trend, raising its ad-
mission price by almost $4.
"It's really disappointing that all
these theme parks are constantly
raising their prices," Celis said.
"Five dollars may not seem like a
lot, but then when you look at the
fact that you're paying $60 to enter
a park that used to cost you $40 to
enter a couple of years ago, it shows
how drastic it really is."
Parks plan to soften the blow by
offering reduced rates for package
"I think what we find is that
most of our guests are buying mul-
tiple-day tickets so when they come
into the market, they really want
to focus on that," Disney President
Al Weiss said in a company press
Although the parks traditionally
have raised prices at the beginning
of each year, this year's increases
come after a year in which Florida's
tourism industry was affected by
four hurricanes that swept through
Donating for disaster
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity member Brian Prokes collects donations Tuesday from passing
students on Turlington Plaza. While several student groups are collecting donations for tsu-
nami victims, the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils together have pledged to match
donations they collect. The groups will continue fundraising through Thursday.
U.S. Postal Service hopes to revamp image, services
By SKYLER SMITH
Whether it's supporting a rock band or providing help to
the romantically inept, the U.S. Postal Service is hoping to draw
in a younger crowd.
The Postal Service is attempting to update its services and
image to reach out to the under-30 crowd, a generation more
interested in e-mail than "snail" mail.
Postmaster General John Potter outlined the Postal Service's
plans in an interview with The Associated Press before
One innovation is NetPost, an online service at
www.usps.com through which customers can purchase greet-
ing cards and gift certificates for a number of businesses, in-
cluding Chili's, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble and others. The post
office then ships it.
"It's really great because you can do it anytime," said Jason
Knott, customer service representative for the Southwest 34th
Street post office.
He said NetPost is known jokingly as the "husband helper"
because customers can set up a calendar with birthdays, an-
niversaries and other special events, and the Postal Service will
automatically send a card that day.
"It's really great because you can do it any-
Southwest 34th Street post office
Another online offering allows people to print their own
labels and arrange for a carrier to come pick up packages.
"You can click and ship," Potter said.
Potter also cited the band the Postal Service as an example
of the new way the post office is targeting the younger demo-
graphic. The members of the group adopted the name because
they used the post office to send song pieces to each other.
Potter said that in the past, the post office might have sued
the band for use of the name. Now they see it as a beneficial bit
of free advertising for the actual Postal Service, he said.
The post office might be closing smaller branch locations
nationwide and also will begin installing sensors to detect an-
thrax and other biological agents, Potter added.
None of the five Gainesville post office stations have plans
to close at this time, Knott said.
Knott also said that while the new biological sensors will
eventually be installed in Gainesville, he doesn't have a time-
S"When it happens, we'll be ready to go," he said. "This is
happening on a national level."
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President laments unavailability to students, ongoing provost problems
MACHEN, from page 1
Fall brought football coach fanaticism.
"The quality of our academics should
put us on the forefront on just that basis,"
Faculty Senate Chairman Pierre Ramond
said he wished Machen had found a pro-
vost, who is the university's chief academic
and financial officer, as quickly as he found
a new football coach. Though then-Provost
David Colburn announced in February
that he would step down in December, the
search for his replacement didn't begin until
"I would have hoped the provost search
would have been over by now," Ramond
said. "Without a new provost we cannot
have a brand new agenda. I'm a little bit
Since Colbum agreed to stay on for the
year, Machen put the searches for the vice
presidents for university relations and stu-
dent affairs at the top of the list, he said.
With so many searche-s undenrvav Machen
had few colleagues to lead a pro- cst s-earch.
and had to wait until Doug Barrett, %ice
president of health affairs, was available to
chair the committee, he said.
"I will accept that the provost search
tracked slower than -some would have
wanted it to," Machen said.
Nevertheless, Ramond said Machen's
first year has brought mostly good signs for
faculty. After gauging faculty morale, the
president gave faculty merit-based raises
this summer and launched a $150-million-
fundraising campaign directed at hiring and
supporting faculty in the fall.
"It's a move in the right direction, but it's
not the end all," Ramond said, noting in-
creased participation in the Faculty Senate.
S"Our faculty are still pretty much underpaid
compared to our peers."
Students take a back seat
While Machen found faculty morale in
bad shape when he came in, the quality of
the student body was even better than he
expected, he said.
"Our students are not content with go-
ing to class and going home," Machen said,
adding that students have suffered from
his travels around the state to meet with
alumni and legislators.
"My one real disappointment is the
inability to stay on campus as much as
I'd hoped to," he said, adding he's tried
to counter that by being more available
Student Body President Jamal Sowell,
however, disagreed Machen was unavail-
"My one real disappointment is
the inability to.stay on campus as
much as I'd hoped to."
* "He's been very visible to the student
body," Sowell said, noting he has attended
several student functions.. "He's always
very receptive to my input, and he always
had an open door for me and for the stu-
However, Machen has not opposed
charging international students $50 a se-
mester to pay for a tracking system man-
dated by the federal government, a position
which Sowell said "sends off a bad vibe."
Though Machen has supported block
tuition, which the Student Senate has op-
posed, Machen changed the proposed
policy to help some students, Sowell said.
Machen suggested raising the cut off from
nine credits to 11 to keep part-time students
from paying the higher charge.
Still to come
Though Machen has handled much in
his first year, Ramond said the true test
will come -in the 2005 legislative session,
when Machen willtry to gain more control
over the university's tuition.
"Success with the legislature and the
governor will be an acid test for his presi-
dency," Ramond said, adding the school
needs more control over its income. "We
are running on fumes right now."
Machen also has sought money outside
of the legislature, but control over tuition
may not translate only to simple increases,
he said. In UF's professional and graduate
programs, out-of-state tuition is probably
overpriced, he said.
Another possibility is tuition hikes
would be applied only to incoming class-
es, so prospective students could consider
a set, four-year.tuition ratewhen they de-
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New downtown garage greets returning students
By RENAUD LAJOIE
Students may be pleasantly
surprised the next time they go
out to enjoy Gainesville nightlife.
While students were out
on Winter Break, downtown
Gainesville received 850 new
parking spaces, 4,900 square feet
of retail space and 2,200 square
feet of city office space in the form
a new parking garage.
The Southwest Downtown
Parking Garage, located at the end
of Southwest First Avenue and
costing $7.9 million to construct,
officially opened Dec. 13 while
most students were leaving town
or taking finals. It is downtown's
best-kept secret for now.
"As we were opening, students
were leaving," Parking Operations
Supervisor Mac Cawley said.
He said people who came
by New Year's Eve said, "Hey,
I didn't know you were open."
Some students still are surprised
to find there is a new parking ga-
rage, more than two weeks after
When asked if she would start
parking at the garage, UF student
Diana Castiov said, "Yeah, if I
Knew' it existed."
While the garage officially is
operational, all the kinks have
not been worked out yet. It is
expected to be fully operational
with a pay station Feb. 1. -
The -pay station will accept
cash, credit cards and monthly ac-
cess cards. Customers also will be
able to recharge their cards at the
There will be 32 security cam-
eras and a Gainesville Police sub-
station-office located next to the-
"The parking lot is equipped
Southwest Downtown Parking Garage
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V 2,200 squai'e oerf ci O. office space
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V cost more than $7.9 million to construct
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with plenty of handicap parking,"
said James Roberts, an attendant
at the new garage. "Everything is
ADA (Americans with Disabilities
Act)-approved. Even motorcycle
and bike spaces are available."
Parking fees are $2 per entry
Monday through Friday from 7
.a.m. to 6 p.m. and $5 Thursday
through Saturday from 6 p.m.
to 2 a.m. Parking will be free on
For now all fees have to be paid
The entrance, to the parking
lot is located on Southwest Third
Street with additional foot access
from Southwest Second Street.
"It is still confusing to people,
where the entrance is," said Clif
.Nelson, owner of Paramount Grill
on Southwest First Avenue. "They
need a sign telling people to go
Beginning Feb. 1, parking per-
mits can be purchased for 24-hour
access for several different lengths
Permits can be purchased for
a month at $49, three months for
$114, six months for $216 or a year
But not et.L:..,tll is happy
about the new structure, which
now blocks some local busi-
"I don't know how it will af-
fect business because we are kind
of hidden now," said Wallace
Raycain, an employee of Five Star
Pizza. "It is 50/50. We will see."
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new parking garage that opened on Dec. 13.
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Class hoarding called unethical by UF official
ISIS, from page 1
getting the courses that they need,"
said Honors Program director Sheila
Dickison. "What they can't -pecifi-
cally do is hoard it and then give it
specifically.to somebody else."
The longer students hold classes
they don't need, the less likely an-
other student is to enroll in the class,
Dick i- o n said. They get nervous about
not being.able to get into the course
and then gi\ e up onit, she said.
The problem of students reserving
classes came up before.the Enrollment
Management Council, a presidential
committee that.tries to meet enroll-
ment targets and ensure that class
availability meets student demand.
"We've got too many students,
but we always have that problem,"
Academic Advising director Albert
Matheny said. "It's very tight. We
have a real crunch because we need to
hire more instructors."
Holding classes for a friends not
e, plcI itl agi tinst university rules, but
jit i- unethical. % which nmay break UF's
Honor Code, Matheny said.
"It's not a rule; it's just an ethical
issue," he said. "Not ev 'r bo:id\ has
a big brother or-sister who can do
The university tries to make classes
available to everyone so students can
graduate on time, said Dickison, a
"We do the best we can, but it's a
very large university," Dickison said.
"Courses are a little tight 'in some
"I guess it's unfair in the re-
spect that it's excluding other
people from getting the class,
but when the system is com-
pletely random and arbitrary in
the first place, why is one stu-
dent valued over the next? It's
kind of every man for himself."
UF finance junior
But that's exactly why finance junior
Gary Goldberg doesn't object to stu-
dents saving classes.
"I guess it's unfair in the respect that
it's excluding other people from getting
the class, but when the system is com-
pletely random and arbitrary in the first
place, why is one student valued over
the'next?" he said. "It's kind of every
man for himself."
Students are given registration ap-
pointments based on how many credits
they have, with priority given to those
with more credits.
National Merit Scholars, regardless
of classification, are among the first to
register, which Dickison said is part of
the benefit package UF offers them.
Still, National Merit Scholars make
up a small percentage of the student
"For 99.9 percent of students at UF it
goes by seniority," Matheny said. "It's
a very strict process. Seniors do need
certain courses to graduate, and they
should be able to get what they need."
Nobody asked him to save a class
this semester, but Goldberg said he
has saved classes for friends before
with no problem. As a sophomore,
he used his earlier registration date
to save a Spanish class for his friend,
a freshman. When it came time for his
friend to register, Goldberg dropped
the class and his friend added it almost
"As soon as I logged off, he logged
on and got into the class," Goldberg
said. "It seems to be pretty common,
because some classes are so cut-
Resumption of bus
RTS, from page 1
vice-modification routes, we tried to stay as
original as possible and accurate to the regu-
lar bus schedule," she said.
Harrison also'said regardless of any incon-
venience this construction creates for RTS, the
goal is for minimal impact on the riders.
"Anything we can do to improve traffic on
the UF campus for the betterment of students,
faculty and visitors," Harrison said.
Harrison could not give an accurate date
on when the construction is scheduled to be
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Live in Peace! Luxury 3BR & 4BR, includes:
utilities, furniture, individual lease,- W/D, ex-
tended cable. Starting at $480/mo. Call The
Landings at 336-3838. 4-20-71-2
*** SORORITY ROW ARE ***
Experience the luxury at Windsor Hall.
Located 2 blocks to UF. Beautiful single &
double suites available. Starting at $375/mo
includes everything gym, pool, DSL, elec-
tric, etc. 337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com
BETTER THAN THE DORMSI
Private Rooms $299-$380
No Hassle Living at UF! 372-7111
1BR & 2BR Huge floor plan. Private patio,
park at your door. Oasis 377-3149 Furn Avail
3436 SW 42nd Ave & 34th St. $500 & $6001
2 fem roommates wanted 3BR/2BA, cable
internet, new floors, walk-in closets, W/D,
2 large porches, no cats, lease dates very
flexible, on SWArcher, $300/mo + utils 371-
WALK TO UF!
Clean, comfortable efficiency/studio, private
entrance, parking lease. NS, no pets $325/
mo incl utils Call 352-376-8026 1-20-15-1
PROF/GRAD STUDENT. Safe, quietfurn or
unfurn. All amenities $300/mo Leave mssg.
1BR/1BA furn. Good parking. Close to cam-
pus. Female preferred. Call 786-201-9305 or
Apt. for rent for spring 2005! University
Terrace $395/mo includes utilities, internet,
cable tv. On bus route, good location, 4BR/
4BA, balcony! Call 219-5997,1-26-15-1
2/2 in 2.5 townhouse at The Landings. Free
cable & HBO, WD, SW, $850/mo total + utils,
Jan free. Utils about $120/mo. Cornerbf 13th
& Williston. Park across from UF. 352-262-
2BR/1.5BA 5-10 min bike ride to med or UF.
All new carpet, W/D, DW, stove. No smk,
pets, 239-898-9317 1038 B off SW 6 St on
10th Ln. $600/mo 2-25-38-1
Need Roommate ASAP
$480 includes all. 305-776-3156 1-10-4-1
M/F, NS Grad student/professional wanted to
rent furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5 mi
to.Shands. Kitchen, LR, .laundry. $425 + utils
336-5450 or 954-646-1341 1-11-5-1
2 Female Roommies wanted to share newly
remodeled 4BR/4BA @ Univ Terr West.
$430/mo incl water, cable, i-net, alarm sys,
walking closet, W/D, scenic balcony, on bus rt,
1/2 mi to UF 352-371-5853 1-11-5-1
1 FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT. NS,
serious student. 10 min from campus: Short
lease ok. Big yard with dogs. 352-376-9960
GATOR PLACE APTS 3600 SW 23 St.
2BR/1 BA W/D is optional. Park in front of
your apt. Pet play park. 2 mi to VA/Shands.
$525/mo 372-0507. 4-20-71-2
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1B6R apt. $325/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-20-71-2
STEPS FROM UF
AVAIL JAN!! Stu-1BRs
Walk-in closets, balconies
$89 1st month's rent
Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant?
CALL THE BEST!
Watson R-ealln Corr REALTORSO
Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
CAN'T FIND PARKING? BUS FULL?
Studios & 1/is from $459 at.UF
Pool *We Pay Most Utilities Pets OK
Residents get FREE parking:..guaranteed
You can't live any closer! 372-7111
1 & 2 BR APTS -HUGE
IBR $515 H 2BR $565
Water/Sewer included H Pets Ok
Pools H Fitness H Bball H Vbal
335-7275 H Open Saturdays
LUXURY LIVING DOWNTOWN
Stylish Studios, 1/i's & 2/2's
Avail. Now/January: 338-0002
*SUN BAY APTSO
OGrad students $99 Deposits
**Walk or Bike to Campus 0e
1-1 $460/mo*52-1 $520/mo
CHECK OUT OUR CLEAN, QUIET,
AFFORDABLE 1 & 2 BR APT. OFF SW
20TH AVE. FROM $375 TO $450. INCL
WATER, SEWER, PEST & GARB. SORRY
NO PETS ALLOWED. 335-7066. 4-20-71-2
1BRs Move in Dec/Jan
* Only $460475/mo
* Pools Pets Ok Quiet
* 372-7555 Open Sat
Your new home is waiting!
Luxury 2BR TH & 3BR Flats
Util & Furn pkgs avail*RM Match
Leasing Now and Spring*379-9255
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-'
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-20-71-2
The Perfect One Bedroom
Oversized 1/1 with patio only $595
Alarm*Pool*Parking @ UF*Pets OK
Sign now for.1 month'FREE! 332-7401
LIVE EVERY DAY A VACATION!!!
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
-Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
1,2 & 3BR with GATED ENTRY!
HUGE apts w/screened porches
FREE Alarm H FREE Tanning
24-hour Gym,H Quiet NWArea
Move-in Specials 372-0400
NEW Luxury @ Dorm Prices
2/2 or 3/3 w/FREE Internet
FREE Cable H Free Tanning
FREE Alarm H GYM H WD
TV in every kitchen! 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
2&3 BRs Remodeled, Great Atmosphere!
Amazing .Amenities, W/D, Free' Tanning,
Pool Spa, PC Lab, Fitness Center, Tennis &
morel Call 372-8100 to tour your new home
HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations and price ranges
If you are tired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
FREE RENT FOR A LIMITED TIME!
Large 2BR/1 BA for $620 or 3BR/2BA
for $855. Alarms incl, pets welcome,
free UF parking. Call 373-1111 or
1 BLOCK FROM UF
2BR/1&2BA!! Pets OK!!
DW, W/D, Free ParkinglI
From $560 371-7777
WALK TO CLASS
Town home; w/d, dw,
-Alarmll! Open Weekends!!
Avail Fall- 371-7777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease
Sun Island Properties
MORE SPACE...LESS RENT!
HUGE 2, 3 and 4 Bedrooms from $759
Call for daily specials! 332-7401
*Work, Live, Play*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 TH
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
Now Leasing, 335-4455
Want more? Free even!
4BR 2.5 $1020 Only 1 left
Spacious floor plan alarm tennis
Free UF parking 376-4002
YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH FREE
FREE rent, FREE W/D, FREE parking
150 ft from UF 2bd townhomes
Going fast, call TODAY! 373-1111
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $419/mo
$99 deposit. Aug & Sept Freel
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3 Suilbease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted : 18 Personals 23 Rides
4;: Rooni es 9 Bicycles 14- Help Wanted .19. Connections. 24 Pets -
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IVY faF-eit ifurisd] V For Rent -Unfurnished
* SW, fancy 2BR near UF, Ig kit, sc pch,
trees $530-550 0 Share 2BR $300-450.
*NW 39 Ave 2/2, patio, loft, new wd ptn fir,
Ig, open, good area $570-610 0 2/2, patio,
gate $500-510 373-8310 1-5-81-2
HOUSE Walk to UFI
Spacious 3BR house avail now!
Wood floors, huge screen porch
Great Value! Open wkends 372-7111
More for less, FREE even!
2BR/2BA- Only $680
Pool bus route alarm tennis
Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H, covered patio, DW, verticals,
W/D hkups, pool..Some utils, walk to UF.
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$499 377-1633 1-31-92-2
2 BR 1 BA apt 850 sq ft
carpet/tile, W/D hk ups, DW, storage, on
bus route. $550-600/mo..Call 278-0978.
ALREADY SICK OF YOUR ROOMMATE?
SPECIAL DEALS AT
LEASING NOW & FALL
Huge 2/2 & 3/3 Twnhms
FREE cable, W/D, alarm,
tan, gym, DOG PARK!!
Going fast 377-2801
Free Extended Basic Cablel Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
&DW, 1BR/1BA& 2BR/2BAAvailable. Call
Now 372-9913 4-20-71-2
Amazingly Affordablel HUGE 650sq ft
1BR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flatsl
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
HOUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
630 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
Ig screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
1 MONTH FREE! 2BA 2.5BATownhouse,
w/d hookups, pool, lots of closet space,
1452 SW 25th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CLOSE TO SHANDS & UF! 3 BR 2BA,
Washer/dryer, lawn svc, terrazzo floors,
$1000/rent, 3811 SW20th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
SHORT TERM LEASE! 2BR 1.5BA
Duplex, walk to UF, CH/AC, 6 month lease,
$495/rent, 807 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Rocky Pointe large 1BR/1BA, Animal friendly
w/fenced yard, W/D. $580/mo. Avail ASAP.
Call 283-3344 1-10-15-2
*HOMES*- BLKS TO UFI 3BR/1BA wd
Sfirs, ceramic tile, W/D, cent H/AC, garage,
fenced yard, 4 SW 25th St $1075/mo 0
3BR/1.5BA wd firs, cent H/AC, W/D, fenced
yard, 303 NW 36th St, $900/mo 4BR/3BA
wd/tile firs, fp, W/D, cent H/AC, 1562 NW
18th St $1500/mo. Call Carol 359-3341 or
3 blks from UF from $375/mol Call Carol
359-3341 or 359-5584. 1-7-11-2
ROCKWOOD VILLAS 3BR/3 FULL BATHS.
SEnd unit. W/D. Recently renovated. $795/
mo. Call 407-578-2721 1-10-12-2
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. Alfutil. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished;
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 1-18-15-2
2BR/1BA with large fenced yard. Safe,
quiet neighborhood with many trees. Near
University. AC, washer and dryer. $700/mo.
Call Hamilton 262-2731 1-5-5-2
* 6 0 U-
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aw 1W q
3bdr/lba duplex. Nice home, nice, quiet
neighbors. 2.3 mi fr campus. Washer/dryer.
Central A/C, non-smoking; $695 1st, last,
dep. 2214 NE 8th St 376-7529 or 219-2399
CASABLANCA WEST. Room w/own bath.
Clean, NS, pool, $350/mo. Call 246-4023 or
email email@example.com 1-7-5-2
A GREAT DEAL! 2BR 1.5BA.
VV.i r..,.kup. ':;H .,.: ,3;.nA, ire r,r
I.47.'reni 53i,0 iV 2I:1ir. Couor
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
A REAL BARGAIN! 2BR 1BD apt,
W/d hookups, dining room, courtyard, $450/
rent, 535-B NW 26th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
SUPER CUTE! 2BR 2.5BA TH, fireplace,
dining room, washer/dryer,
$700/rent, 2327 SW 73rdTerrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
PETS CONSIDERED! 3BR 2BA,
Fenced yard, carport, ceramic tile, living &
family rooms, w/d hookups, $1100/rent
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
MASTER BR & STUDY in vintage home for
quiet person. Cent H/AC, W/D, wood floors &
wood stove, front & back porches. $400/mo
Share utils. Call 338-7670 1-10-5-2
VINTAGE CUTE & CLEAN 1 & 2BR/1BA
DUPLEX APTS wood floors, yard, NW, quiet
area, bike to UF. $450/mo Call 338-7670
1 MONTH FREE RENT
20 steps to class! 1,2 &3 BR apts avail
Aug on special from $310/BR. LOFTS Ig
closets & TONS of amenities! Call 376-6223
1 MONTH FREE.RENT!
Offer ends next week! Across from Tigert!
Furnished TOWNHOUSES w/FREE
Ethernet, cable w/HBO & more! 372-3557
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-21-71-2
VILLAGE LOFT APTS. 1BR LOFT APTS
650 & 750 sq ft. Starting_@ $450 mo. Quiet,
wooded setting. FREE monitored alarm
system. 6400 SW 20th Ave. Call 332-0720
2BR 1Ba Apts. $475-515/mo
5 Blks to UFL840 St Ft
829 SW 5th Avenue, St Croix Apts
Central H & Air, Includes Wtr, Swg, Pst Ctrl.
Garbage. Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-
2BR 1BAApts 1 Blockto UF
216 SW 12th Street. $500/mo
1236 SW 1st Ave. $525/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR 2BA in WOODSIDE VILLAS
7200 SW 8th Avenue. $620/mo
Pool, Clubhouse etc.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR 1BAApt, 1BLKTO UF!
$525/mo, carpet, central H & Air
1234 SW 1st Ave.
Call Merriill Managment Inc. 372-1494
2BR 1 BA Duplex, carpet, Central H & Air.
1906 NW 9th St. off NW 16th Ave.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR 1 BA apt. Terazzo Floors
Window A/C, Nat Gas HT
2Blks to UF. $510/mo
1508 NW4th Ave.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
*8 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 2BR/1 BA apt. Carpet, cent H/AC,
3BR/2BA House $950
1BR/1BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 14-20-70-2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1 BLOCK TO UF. Spring semester only.
3BR/2BA. New kitchen. W/D, Free cable,
internet, parking. Cent A/C. No pets. $1200
+ util or individual lease 954-344-9240
1/2 PRICE APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at maximumre.com 8-15-95-2
6BR/2BA HOUSE $1200/mo. Walk or ride
to campus. Privacy fence, cent H/AC &
large yard. Pets welcome NW 13th St &
NW 5th Ave. By Booklovers Cafel 870-
0904, 318-4553 1-19-10-2
$400 & $425 HOUSE 1&2 BR apts.
Historical downtown. W/D hkups, wood
floors porch. ONLY 5 LEFT! 870-0904,
3 BED HOUSE $600/mo. Central heat &
air. Great Deal! Wooden floors & W/D
hookup. Behind Leo 706. 870-0904, 318-
2 BED HOUSE: $500/mo. Porch, new
carpet/paint. Workshop area. Downtown
by courthouse. 870-0904, 318-4553 1-
Sweet 3BR/1BA HOUSE in DUCKPOND
AREA. New kitchen. New bath. Fireplace.
$850/mo 731 NE 9th Ave. Call 352-316-1637
Brand new 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, 5 mi
from Shands/UF in SW community $1500/
mo. Move in Feb 1st. Nicest amenities in
Gainesville 352-335-6448 1-20-10-2
PET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee.
twnhm.2BR/1.5BA privacy fence, modern
appliances/fans, WD hkups, 1000 SW 59th
'Terr. Pvt owner, please leave detailed mes-
sage. Other units avail. $425/mo 331-2099
SHORT LEASE NEGOTIABLE on some
units SEE PET'S PARADISE AD 352-331-
1BR apt in great building downtown. Wood
floors, large screen porch, cent h/a $575/mo
INCL UTILS Call 371-3260 1-19-10-2
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CASA BLANCAWEST 1000sq ft 2BR/1.5BA,
W/D, pool, on bus rte, near UF, Shands,
Butler Plaza. Very clean & quiet townhousel
$650/mo NEGOTIABLE! 256-3609 1-12-
HUGE 1 BR/1 BA for $282/mo available in
3BR/2.5BA townhouse at In The Pines.
Beginning Jan ending Aug 05. Call Jon 727-
424-5246 1-14-14-3 ,
la .. ; ',' ^ ^ -. ; .A -, ':"; A 2, ..)-. ,j,,-
1BR1BA in 2BR/2BA condo. Pickwick Park
near UF/Archer. Can be furn or not. Complex
has pool. Unit has W/D. $400/mo no sec dep.
FEB FREE. Move in Jan 18 lease thru Aug
1 Can renew. Contact Erich 352-895-7231
1BR/1BA in 4BR/2BA apt Univ Commons
SW Archer bike/bus to UF. Lease exp May
05 Cable & furnished. $335/mo + dep in-
cluded + mo free. Male pref. 305-342-3031
firstname.lastname@example.org 1-5-5-3. ?,
2BR avail in 4BR/4BA condo in Countryside
@ University. Includes cable, utilities, W/D.
Living rm furn. Call Irvin (352)379-2926
email- email@example.com $450/month
Williamsburg Village Apts 1BR apt avail Dec
15th. Dec & Jan rent PAID. NO DEP. Walking
dist to Shands & Vet School. $590/mo
NEGOTIABLE. Call Nicole 970-219-5943 or
Gainesville Place 4BR/4BA HfurnishedH ALL
UTIL INCL Avail 1/05 8/05 respectful room-
mates $465/mo negotiable No Dep. Robert
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA cond $325 + 1/2 utili-.
ties, prefer Graduate student, Female only.
Available after Dec 10th. Lease until July. For
more info call 407-312-6328 1-6-5-3
Sublease Special 2BR/2BA townhome w/
W/D, patio. On Archer Rd, close to Butler
Plaza. Avail Jan-Aug. $700 neg. No sec
dep. Furniture also on sale. 352-375-8977
Courtyards 1 room in spacious 4/1.5 town-
house. Furniture and all util included; great
place $399/mo, NO sec deposit. Avail now.
514-6408 or firstname.lastname@example.org 1-14-10-3
Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368) .,
FREE RENT in the Gables! 1BR apt avail-
able in the best complex in Gainesvillel
Private garage,. W/D, free cable w/HBO &
SHO. MOVING MUST SUBLET. ASAP!
STUDIO $425/mo Utils incl. Walk to UF.
Moving out-ot-town must sublease. Pets
ok. 352-359-0244 1-11-5-3
1BR/1 BA Avail. Jan July $499/mo Jan rent
FREE. Quiet, roomy, close to campus. Keep
my $300 securtiy deposit. Call Sahib 352-
WINDMEADOWS Sublease $500/mo neg.
1BR/1BA behind Butler Plaza Feb 1 July
30, 2005. Work-out room, laundry. Call 352-
Mid-sized 1Br apt located by Sorority Row
on Depot Ave.'$385/mo Avail Jan 24, 2005.
Contact Vickie @ 352-514-8331 1-11-5-3
1 BR/1 BA apt. Avail now. $409/mo. Free web.
Quiet. Near law shcool. Call 352-870-5920
CAMPUS LODGE. 2-3 BRs. Vaulted ceiling.
Fully furn. Everything incl. $505/mo each.
Call 352-514-7773 1-19-10-3
2BR 2BA at Hidden Lake avail immediately
Rent $435/per room, Call Peter -05-773-
1 BR apt SW 16 Ave & SW 13th St. Jan 15 or
Feb 1st. Pool, laundry, on bus line. no sec.
$412/mo, lease untilAug 30. Small lease fee.
1 BR apt for sublease for spring semester.
Wood floors, close to campus, $430/mo For
info call 352-359-6199 1-7-3-3
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Roommate Matching HERE
)xford Manor 377-2777
rhe Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
-ermale roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Resposible. 60 second walk
:o UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
,vail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-20-71-4-
1BR inr2 story furnished house in nice NW
neighborhood close to UF. Washer & dryer
n house. Rent $350/mo. Call Mike 316-3930
-urn or unfurn 1 BR/1 BA in furn 4BR 2nd floor
-ondo at COUNTRYSIDE AT UNIVERSITY.
Nalk-in closet, W/D, microwave, balcony, on
3us route. Short term lease avail. $400/mo
Jtils incl. Call 694-4556 after 5pm. 1-14-10-4
1 or 2BR avail ASAP in 3BR/3BA at
Colonial Village. Beautiful apt. W/D, pool,
tennis, gym,...Call 371-2312 or e-mail:
VIUSIC HOUSE Loft 1BR now/1BR Jan. 1.5
ni to UF, on bike path, W/D, DSL, digital re-
Sording studio, big house, big pvt yard, very
lice, pref music student/musician. $300/
$275 w/yr lease. 371-9409 1-10-18-4
4vail immediately! $400/mo + utils. 4-6 mo
lease avail. Perfect for grad/intl student!
Spacious 1BR efficiency, furn/unfurn, 5 min
:o UF. Lg home in Kirkwood. 352-375-6996
or 352-284-0979 1-14-20-4
LARGE ROOM in 3BR/1 BA HOUSE About 1
mile from campus. Off NW22nd St & 8th Ave
n quiet neighborhood $350/mo + tfils. Call
? M to share LG 3BR, luxury furn, twnhs
n/pre-dent M, Hi-spd net, W/D, pool, on bus
t-by G'ville HIth & Fit Avail 12/10, $435/mo
Sparttil, email@example.com or 407-340-
-emale roommates wanted brand new 2100
,q ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
JF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
ncl $525/mo. Call Jacqueline 352-395-7462
)r 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4
EREE CHILI'S DINNER ONCE A MONTH!
'vt rm & bath at Univ Terr W. to share w/3
studious males. $435/mo incl all utils. Short-
.erm lease ok. Pool, hot tub 772-349-9372
-emale NS roommate needed to share 2/2.5
oanhouse. Pool, ethernet, cable, W/D, pri-
late bedroom and bathroom. $495/month.
3all 941-228-1266 leave message. 1-7-8-4
STUDENT ROOMMATE NEEDED in 3BR/
?BA condo. Pvt patio w/room $350/mo Call
ina @ 352-331-1151 1-11-6-4
ZBR avail to NS, F. Quiet 1600 sq ft home.
3ated Plantation Oaks Country Club. W/D,
urn living area, garage avail, wireless inet
3, cable. $400/BR +.1/3 utils. No pets. 954-
IBR/1BA in 2BR/2.5BA townhome less than
mi to UF in Mill Run. I-net, new carpet,
:able, male student preferred. Clean. $388
,an wo'k a little bit + 1/2 utils avail now 954-
Room avail now $350/mo + 1/2 utils in
!BR/1.5BA in Greenleaf. Close to UF. W/D,
beautiful patio, living room furn, NS, no pets
)lease. Call Aissa @ 256-5987 1-5-4-4
Jlale grad/mature student for small
urnished apt for 1 person only on side of
private home, no pets, clean, quiet, patio, 1
ni from UF, avail 1 jan $400/m w/util incl on
,us line. 378-2016 1-6-5-4
QUIET RURAL AREA 16' X 18' prvt room
& bath w/prvt entrance. Lg walk in closet,
pets neg, vegetarian pref. Kitchen &.laundry
privileges. $300/mo without utils. Call 352-
Room for rent in big house 2 blks behind
Norman Hall. DSL, big screen, fun room-
mates. Avail Jan. $325/mo OBO + 1/5 until.
Call 305-546-9473 1-7-5-4
F/NS roommate wanted to share a furn 3/
1 home in NW. Pref environ/animal friendly.
Rent $350 + 1/2 utils. Nice area 3mi to UF.
Call Elise @ 336-6641. 1-10-5-4
NICE ROOM NEAR CAMPUS. Great room-
mates. All amenities. Good parking. Newly
remodeled house. No deposit for students.
$245 w/lease. Jessie 871-5551. 1-19-10-4
ROOM FOR RENT
2BR HOUSE near UF. UNTIL INCLUDED
$250/MO 352-283-4804 1-7-3-4
Roommate needed in beautiful Duckpond
home 4BR/2BA Very close to campus only
$230/mo + until! Call Till: 352-359-7689 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 1-11-5-4
Roommate heeded $285/mo + 1/2 util.
Female preferred: Furnished 2BR/2BA. Must
be able to pass a background check. 352-
Unfurn 1BR/1BA in furn 3BR townhouse
Magnolia Place Apts. Walk in closet. W/D,
balcony. Lease til Aug. $347/mo + 1/3 utils.
Avail now. Call James 904-866-7539 1-7-3-4
Female undergrad for 2 females in nice 3BR
house near NW 8th Ave. tile/hardwood, big
yard, $285/mo + 1/3 GRU & HSI cable. 381-
1BR in 4BR/2BA house near law school
$300/mo + 1/4 utils. 352-303-7461 or
ROOM FOR RENT
$350 + 1/2 utils. Call ASAP 352-337-0427
Roommate needed in. 3BR/1BA house.,
hardwood floors, washer/dryer, fenced yard.
Only 2 blocks from UF law shcool. $367/
month + 1/3 utils avail asapl Contact @ 786-
$215 MORENT, Male N/S
Quiet private home
Archer Rd location
Sec deposit + 1/2 electric
Info 375-6393 1-7-3-4
Female roommate for 4BR/4BA Countryside
apt. Rent $415/mo. Digital cable & utils incl.
Wireless internet option. Apt avail now. 305-
393-0081 or email@example.com 1-11-5-4
GIRLS ONLY 2 rooms each w/prvt baths.
cent AC, W/D, cable incl. Interenet ready.
$375/mo each. 1 mo FREE. Call 352-472-
Fun roommate wanted in 2BR/1BA steps to
nightlife. UF round the corner, 2 sparkling
pools. Beautiful landscaping. Only $250/mo!
MUST SEE!. Call 379-7975 1-11-5-4
2 Females looking for third to share a 3/3
condo less than a mile from campus. $275/
mo + 1/3 utilities. Call Erin at 352-316-1063.
MUST SEE! Awesome house. A ;some
roommates. House near Santa Fe. $,25/mo
OBO incl everything Call 863-651-2424
WALK to UF
2 grad students seek NS roommate in luxury
home. $400/mo Avail 1/5. Call 283-6279
AVAilABLE NOW. Share beautiful 3BR/2BA
home on 2 acre lot $475/rno utils incl 850-
FEMALE ROOMIES WANTED to share
awesome 4BR/4BA at University Terr. West
$430/mo. On bus rt. 1/2 mile to UF. 352-
Male grad/mature student for small
furnished apt for.1 person only on side of
private home. No pets, clean quiet, patio, 1
mi from UF. Avail Jan $400/mo w /util incl.
On bus line. 378-2016 1-12-9-4
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
S538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5
NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price or condition. Call Ed & Diane
Gator Place Condominiums
2BR/1 BA, W/D room, 2 miles to Shands & VA
Hospital. SW 23rd St. & SW 35th PI. Quiet,
luxury, small complex. For March 2005 from
$84,700. Call 336-3900 1-6-67-5
The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats,
or view the University from your 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Prices starting in the $180's 375-
Almost new 2BR/2.5BA townhome for sale.
or call 352-219-9551 1-31-61-5-
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Townhome 2BR 1.5 BA fenced. Side-by-side
newer bus and UF/Shands. $94,900. Call
Randy. 352-543-9598 or 543-6758 1-31-
BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil-
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new,
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372-
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warrar)ty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400. Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in- plastic with warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-20c-71-6
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can.de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
Beds*Full mattress & boxspring sets
$49*Qn sets $89OSingle sets $399King
sets $990From estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Bedding close-outsOAll wrapped in
plasticetwin sets $790full sets $1190Qn
sets $1390King sets $1890student dis-
counts apply04370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953.
We deliver. 4-20-71-6
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Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
M/F Cert MCSE technicians. 333-8404.
*G'ville Computer Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
Direct from Gainesville factory.
Great prices. Warranty 374-4678 1-6-74-8
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
IBest Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9
B -for Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional cooking utensils.
R.W.Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATYCOM 376-5939. 4-20-71-10
GET CHEAP TEXTBOOKS!
Search 24 bookstores in 1 click! S&H
and taxes automatically calculated. Try it
- today! http://www.bookhq.com 2-15-35-10
URBAN MEYER stuff
Start an URBAN legend by
wearing the shirt! Go to
3@l&Si d Motorcycles, Mopeds :
1-6-74-7 ** SCOOTERS **
-dsl/cable, wireless, virus
-we come to you! home/dorm
-cheapest prices! 352-219-2980 1-6-74-7
COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
GATOR CAR ALARMS Take a bite out of
crime $99.95. Installed FREE. Gainesville's
oldest car alarm and car stereo specialty
store. 373-3754 Audio Outlet. 1-6-74-8
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
** SOLANO CYCLE SCOOTERS **
Scooters from $599. Largest selection:
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail, 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 1-6-74-11
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW67th Place
Best prices in Gainesville. Scooters from
$399. All models & directions available on
2001 Honda F 4i. Red on white. Jardine ex-
haust, 3 stage jet kit. Nicest F 4i around. First
5000 gets it. Call Jesse at 352-256-5877 For
SCOOTER FOR SALE
'94 49cc Yamaha Razz
Runs Great! $925/OBO
(352) 514-3261 1-6-3-11
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823 -
02 HONDA NIGHTHAWK 250 cc
Exc cond, dependable, 3800 mi, bags,
windshield, warranty til'4/05, $2300 OBO.
Call 352-318-2333 1-11-5-11
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E iobrcyces, M6pds
2000 Derbi Atlantis silver fastest 50cc
scooter in US 55+ mph, brand reliability, new
brakes & seat. Graduating Originally $2200,
now $900/OBO! Call 870-9065 1-11-5-11
YAMAHA ZUMA scooter 50cc, 80mpg.
Very good condition, green 1900 mi,
bmoviefan.com for pics $1100 OBO 352-
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Best Cars Lowest Prices
96 Accord LX 4dr $3995
97 Civic LX 4dr $3995
95 Civic EX 4dr $4295
97 Civic EX 2dr $3995
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142..
93 Corolla/Prizm 89k miles..................2995
95 Camry LE ??995
93Camry >LE E5,
97 Camry LE $5495,
Auto Rental & Leasing
-18 Year & Up Welcome
$500! Police Impounds!
Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas, etc.
For listings 800-747-9319 ext 4622 1-31-
95 MAZDA 626 Manual, V-6, power every-
thing, $3500 Call Lana @352-359-0128
Designated drivers are the greatest.
LOCALARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY. 373-9243 4-20-71-13
On-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
E Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising
use caution and investigate the sincerity of
ihe .ao.enier tbefre .:.,ir;ng .: .ui per.nlJr,
irni,,rrmsilr ,:r arranging nlaelingr :
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re=
cord, drug-free, pers ref: www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible: Start
at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4
Certified Nursing Assistant class: Home
schooling, learn @ your own pace, time, &
convenience, fast or slow. $200. 19 yr. exp
RN Lic #2523562 Call free 4 more info 1-
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
.make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with.a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor, Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
Work from anywhere. Create own schedule
w/a 47 yr old $500 million co. No experience
necessary. Call 1-877-656-3344 for appoint-
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work summer break.
408 W University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm
378-2442 or come in and fill out an applica-
tion @ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW
34th St Mon-Fri 4-20-71-14
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life.
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and earn an
Extra $5 on your 2nd donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
m Help Wanted
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
SCall 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
Private dance-co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 1-18-62-14
The Phonetics Laboratory in the Program in
Linguistics is looking for people to participate
in a listening experiment. You can earn $10/
hr by participating in a study of the perception
of speech sounds from foreign languages. If
you are interested in participating please
contact Jenna Silver firstname.lastname@example.org
PT Cleaning Service
Flexible hours. Great for college students.
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
Now hiring experienced
notetakers & editors
for spring 20Q5'
Apply t gatgorNotes.com
BARTENDER & SERVER, experienced &
friendly! Apply now and be off 12/23 thru 1/1.
NAPOLATANOS 606 NW 75th St. 1-7-10-14
NOW accepting applications for Resident
Assistant, Appentice Resident Assistant,
and Residential College Advisor positions
for the FALL 2005 Semester. Applications
are available from every residence hall area
office, and the Residence Life and Education
office in the Department for Housing and
Residence Education. Application deadline
is 4:30pm on Monday, January 10, 2005. For
further information contact Kathy Smith at
392-2171 ext 10139. 1-10-11-14 c
FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
Instruct 3rd thru 12th grade students from
any location; internet connection required;
send email@example.com 1-14-
now hiring, cashiers, kitchen crew, & safe
drivers. Drivers get cash paid daily. Flex hrs
& meal discounts. Apply @ SW 34th St or
NW 39th Ave locations 1-14-13-14
DANCERS WANTED Are you pretty?
Dancers wanted for private company great
pay, flexible hours open 24 hrs. Call 352-
SCHOOL BOARD OF ALACHUA COUNTY
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM VARIOUS
LOCATIONS -JOBS BEGIN
January 03, 2004
*ACTIVITY LEADERS $10/hr Bach
Desired or successful exp or training working
*AIDE $7.61 /hr HS or equiv exp as
teacher aide or combo of training and exp
*CENTER AIDE $8.67/hr HS or equiv exp
& training working w/handicapped children.
Hours required M, T, Th, F-1:45 5:30 Wed
12:30 5:30 PM .
DRUG TESTING REQUIRED
BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED-AA/
EOE CALL 955-7766 FOR INFORMATION.
Submit application, resume, 3 reference let-
ters, & transcript to: SBAC Personnel, 620 E.
University Ave. 1-7-5-14
Wanted: Energetic People for Spring Break
Flyering/Promotions (Hourly Wage Paid)! Be
a Trip Organizer and Earn Free Trips! Call
STA Travel/Breakway Tours 1-800-465-4257
E Help Wanted i
Spend your summer in a lakefront cabin ir
Maine. If you're looking to spend this sum-
mer outdoors, have fun while you work and
make life long friends, then look no further.
Camp Mataponi, a residential girls camp in
Maine has male/female summertime open-
ings for Land Sports, Waterfront.(small
crafts, skiing, life guarding, WSI, boat driv-
ers), Ropes Course, Tennis, HB Riding, Arts
& Crafts, Theater, Cooking, Gymnrastics,
Dance, Photography, Gioup Leaders &
more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel
provided. ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS WILL
BE CONDUCTED 1/27. Call us today toll
free at 1-888-684-2267 or apply online at
Nationwide mortgage lender has immedi-
ate sales positions avail for college students
seeking professional work exp. No exp re-
quired, flexible hours. Apply in person btwn
5-9pm Mon-Fri at 1900 SW 34th St Suite
206 (2nd floor above credit union)
No exp necessary. Average pay $7.50/hr.
Flex hrs, casual downtown office, should
type 50 wpm. Email resume or questions to
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (must have full day
avail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
shifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply in person 7404
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 1-31-19-14
Looking to make easy $$? Sell book that
sells itself. Flexible schedule. Unlimited $$
potential. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW HIRING NOTETAKERS
The Perfect Work Study Program
Hiring excellent notetakers in UF's 50 most
popular classes. Apply in person. Located
across from The Swamp in the UF Plaza.
Interviews only. Office employees-editing
experience a plus. General office staff foi
days & nights (a 20hr/wk) Apply in person
Imagine a job where you get paid to go tc
pool parties, night clubs, theme parks anc
concerts. Kiss 105.3 is currently looking tc
expand our boom box promotional team
Duties include driving the giant boom box al
over Gairiesville, setting up and maintaining
remote broadcast equipment and interacting
with Kiss 105.3 listeners. Call Alan Fox a
331-2200 for more info or to set up an ap.
Work behind the scenes in theater produce.
tions, concerts, and dance performances a
the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The Center is now hiring for technical crev
positions. Some odd shifts and weekend
work is required. Paid training and regular
opportunities for advancement. To schedule
an interview, please call 392-1900 ext. 31(
Jan 4th thru Jan 14th between 8:30 am anc
4:30 pm. Theater experience is a definite
$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT N,
experience necessary. For more info cv'
BABYSITTER, needed for Wednesdays
Thursday. 8 am -4pm for 4 yr old & 3 mont
old. Call Lisa @ 336-3354 1-7-3-14
Lundh Receptionist M-F
Friendly, Neat, Dependable
Call Larae 336-1594 1-10-4-14
Continued on next page.
Autos M i- Wanted
16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5,2005
Se .Wanted :- '.'Hel p Wanted "Help Wanted .'
ZAXBY'S on 43rd St.
Now hiring all positions
Contact Boris at'376-8700 1-11-5-14
World's4argest pizza delivery company now
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers
All you need is a reliable car & a very posi-
tive attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's
locations in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
Summer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
for Graduate Hall Directors, Staff Resource
Assistants and Judicial Assistant in the
Department of Housing and Residence
Education. Garaduate Hall Directors reside in
his/her area of responsibility, and supervise,
develop, and direct the staff under his/her
responsibility. The number of staff varies by
area, as well as the number of residents liv-
ing in the hall. The Staff Resource Assistants
develop and facilitates programming and
resources for residence life staff. The Judicial
Assistant works with various aspects of the
judicial program. Applicants must be admit-
ted to graduate school., enrolled-for 9-12
hours, and have some organized group living
experience. The beginning salary is $3,420
each semester based on 9.5 months of work.
An on-campus apartment, fully furnished with
all utilities, local telephone, and basic cable
service is provided. Application deadline (for
priority consideration): Friday, February 18,
2005. Contact Kathy Smith at the Housing
Office, 392-2171 ext 10139 2-18-33-14
JR. NBA VOLUNTEER COACHES needed
for new season. Starting Jan 10th. Call 352-
Farm Assistant Temp PT
City of Gainesville
$7.50 Per Hour
Apply at:www:cityofgainesville.org 1-11-5-14
Department of Housing and
Residence Education Security Staff
is currently hiring for Spring/Summer 2005.
Nighttime Security Assistant positions from
.10pm-6am with starting pay $6.00 per hour.
You must be registered for classes with at
least 1t credit hours and have a minimum'
GPA of 2.0.
For information and or application, come by
the Housing Office Monday-Friday between
the hours of 8:00 am 5:00 pm 1-14-9-14
Fulltime & parttime people wanted. Must be
customer-oriented & dependable Call Andy
1-800-386-5369 Good Payll-7-3-14
Volunteeer with the foals at the College of
Vet Med! Meeting Thurs Jan 6, 7pm V101-A,
Veterinary Academic Bldg.
Entry level openings. Training Provided
Immediate Start! $350/wk
Inventory, Customer Service, Sales.
Call Phil @ 352-379-2732.
NOW HIRING: Ben & Jerry's. Looking for
spirited people to work in a great environ-
ment. Next to the Swamp on Univ Ave. Apply
HORSE THERAPY PROGRAM in need of
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2005
Meyer steps in, brings changes
EDALLAS BAKER SAID THE PLAYERS HAVE TO
BE READY TO ACCEPT THE CHANGES.
By ANDREW ABRAMSON and LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writers
The, Urban Meyer era has officially begun at UF,
and it didn't take long for the team to gain respect for
its new coach. Meyer met with the players at 7 a.m. on
Monday and laid out his philosophy.
"I liked him so far," sophomore receiver Chad
Jackson said. "He's been a real down-to-earth guy
He's going to be a real good coach for us. He talked
about discipline and the things we need'to do to win a
championship. He's a coach that wants to w\in
Considering-that the Gators'are coming ott a 27-10
Peach Bowl loss to rival Miami, the
team is upbeat about hai uIg w Fit
Bowl-champion coach i-e.iding. a
Gators team that has lost five games
each of the last three seasons.
"Everybody's mad about going
out with a loss, but everybody's
looking forward to next year,"
Jackson said. "There's a new coach
Jackson coming in and the fans are looking
forward to seeing the Florida Gators."
The players expect widespread changes, especially
when it comes to team conduct. The team had numer-
ous disciplinary issues under former coa,: h Ron Z 'ok
including player arrests at nightclubs and an incident
at a fraternity house in which Zook showed up to me-
"He basically said, 'Stay out of trouble or you're off
the team,'" junior receiver Dallas Baker said. It like
any other school you go to. You make a mistake and
nine time- out of 10, you're going to get kicked off the
"You respect the coach or he'll send you home. I
don't really have a problem with that."
Meyer was joined by several, incoming assistant
coaches, but Jackson noticed the absence of several
trainers whose lockers were cleaned out. The players
seemed to accept all of Meyer's changes in both disci-
pline and personnel.
"The change has to start with the players," Baker
said. "You have to be ready to accept his rules and
everything. It's all about the players."
Was- it Socrates, or Vince
Lombardi who said, "All
good things come to those
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Just three days after soaking in a Fiesta Bowl win
Utah's first perfect season since 1930, UF coach Ur
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Imagine being chosen
for one of those "make a
half-court shot and win- a
free car" kind of deals at the
halftime of a college basketball
game. Then imagine watching
your half-court heave clip the
.tYork bottom of, the net after swish-
and ing through the basket.
ban Meet Mike Bowden, a 20-
year-old diehard Gators fan
.who, during the halftime of
a women's basketball game
against Central Florida on
Nov. 30, made a layup, free
throw, three-pointer and half-
court shot in 25 seconds to win
a Dodge Magnum.
Awesome, huh? Sure, if he
would have ever received the
First, the prize was withheld
to see whether his foot was on
the line. It wasn't, but he had
another problem. You see,
Mike was one of those weird
kids that played basketball in
high school. And because high
school ball devotes so much
of its training to half-court.
shots, the University Athletic
Association and its insurance
company had issued a clause
for the contest saying that no
one less than five years re-
f r o rm
Louis the car.
Anastasis M i k e
Louis in the Bullpen fell into
firstname.lastname@example.org t h a t
demographic. Yes, he had done
the dirty deed. And instead of
keeping quiet and taking the
car, he admitted playing ball to
Still, Mike pleaded his case
politely to the UAA's assistant
director of marketing, Lauren
Perkins. And just as politely,
Perkins conceded. She gave
Mike two UF shirts and a hat.
SEE BULLPEN, PAGE 19
* UF linebacker Brandon Siler
was named to the fourth.annual
Freshman All-American team
by the Football Writers Associa-
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* After losing to Florida State, the
UF basketball team did not receive'
any AP votes. Now they might be
without Matt Walsh for the SEC
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* 1927: Subdued by the road crowd in Ohio,
the UF men's basketball team was blasted
by the Cincinnati YMCA 60-26. The Gators
finished the 1926-27 season 6-20. Two of
the wins came against Ralph's Cleaners in
SThe UF women's basketball team will
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while the men start on Saturday. For a
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Commitments shaping up transitional recruiting
ETWO OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
HAVE ALREADY ENROLLED.
By ERIC ESTEBAN
SThe past few years have been
highlighted by heavy recruiting
hauls by former UF coach Ron Zook
and his staff. From Chris Leak to
Channing Crowder, the once-bare
cupboard that Steve Spurrier left has
been stockpiled with young talent
.that will leave Urban Meyer looking
to reload, rather than regroup, this
When coaching situations are in
flux, recruiting normally takes a hit.
UF's situation is no different.
"When you go through some-
thing like a-firing, you are going to
get hammered because recruiting
is all about building relationships,"
said Jamie Newberg, Scout.com's
Meyer, who arrived in
Gainesville yesterday, has hit the
groundrunning. A day after leading
Utah to a Fiesta Bowl victory Mever
was in California watching football
with recruit Josh Porh.t
Portis, ranked the No. .M' quarter-
back in the cotunr\ b\ Scout.com.
switched his verbal comnnitment
from the Utes to Gatci s after \svlting
Gainesville at Meyer's urging. ;
"Josh is 6-4, 200 pounds There-
is probably not a more athletic
quarterback in high school than Josh
in the United States," said his high
school coach, Troy Starr. "He has an
excellent arm, tremendous skills and
a great upside."
Offensive linemenRonnie Wilson
and Eddie Haupt have already.
graduated and enrolled at UF, mak-
ing them eligible for spring practice.
Haupt, who announced his decision
on Sunshine Network's Countdown
to Signing Da\ wll llkelk play cen-
ter or tackle tor the Gators..
"I am dunking that the Gators-
are nght theic to -\in a national
championship said Haupt upon
coinitting. "I w-ant to be a part ot
that as much as I can."
Perhaps the most glaring area
ot need tor the Gators i.1l! be at
the linebacki r
position. With the
possible departure of sophomore,
Channing Crowder, the Gators may
have just four linebackers.
Kalvin Baker, a 6-foot-i, 228-
pound linebacker from Georgia, is
ranked No. 39 nationally at his posi-
tion. He recorded 29 sacks his junior-
year, leading the state of Georgia in
all classificationL-. and s-ho.uld pro-
vide some much needed -peed
Linebacker Gerald :Williams,,
ranked No. 20 .in the'country,
committed to UF as part of a
package deal with defensive line-
man \ladimir Richard. Williams
iisi-hed a stellar senior campaign
\w ith 1'5 tackles, 15 tackles for loss,
nine -ackcs and three interceptions,
w\luie Richard \ 1il add depth to the
defensive line that will need to be
replenished with the departure of
senior Kenny Parker.
Offensively, receivers Louis
Murphy and Derrick McPhearson
round out the current list oJUF's
verbal commitments. Murphy
chose UF over Iowa, Louisville and
Maryland. -At 6-foot-3, he should
add a big target to Leak's arsenal in
2005. McPhearson, originally part of
the 2004 recruiting class, re-commit-
ted after a year at prep school.
With a month left in the ratruit-
ing season, Meyer will be hitting the
recruiting trail hard to get potential
recruits to sign on the dotted line.
Oral commitments are non-bind-
ing until a national letter of intent is
signed on National Signing Day on
Gators grab hurler Home
SThe UF baseball team lost an ace pitcher
to the. Cleveland Indians in the second
round of the 2004 draft but welcomed a
former first-round selection of the Indians
Alan Home began classes Tuesday,just
in time to celebrate his 22nd birthday today
with the baseball team during four-on-one
Home was a 2001 first-round draft pick
of the Cleveland Indians out of Marianna
"We are extremely excited about the ad-
dition of Alan to our program," Coach Pat
McMahon said. "He will bring a level of
experience and determination that will help
take our team to. the next level. He is a first-
class young man and a top pitcher."
The highly touted right-hander could fill
the vacancy at the top of the pitching rota-
tion left by the departure ot lu-sn Ho\-rma
SHo) man led the 2004 pitching 4taff i\'th
an 11-2 record, a 2.71 ERA and S9 strikeouts.
The Cleveland Indiuan selected Hoymlan in
the second round of the 2004 draft with the
47th overall pick. <
Hoyman was giver a $725,000 signing
bonus and assigned to the lahoning Valley
Scrappers of the Class A New York-Penn
Home began his collegiate career at
Mississippi and was
an honorable mention
Home w as- ranked sixth
on Baseball- America's
list of the nation's top 50
sophomores prior to the
Horne -He was. also rated
as the Southeastern
Conference's No. 2 prospect tor the 2004
MLB Draftbefore suffering a season-ending
arm injury during his -ophomore season
and having Tommy John surgery
Home was chosen in de 30th round
of the 2004 draft by the .Anaheim Angeli
after, playing at Chipola lunior College in.
Marianna, Fla., last spring..
Home struck out 45 batters in 34 innings
for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod
League during the summer of 2004.
His choice to attend UP is interesting, as
both of his parents went to Florida State.
BULLPEN. ro page 18
S Never mind that in his room Mike
already had 20 hats and shirts galore.
Never mind that laIt season Mike ad-
.\ anced four rounds to the finals of UF's
Tuition giveawai 1 but left enimp -handed
whilee the winner scored tuition and a
And i1 ',ou think .he couldn't iuse
some tuition money, consider that Mike
worked 50-n0 hluiCri. ot consL'truction with
his father vweekly during the sunmmer -so
he could afford the 2004-05 school \ ear.
And nev er nind.that Mike starts \wait-
mg outside the O'Cornell Center around
9:-30 a.m. to get the best -eat tot et er' .
\- eekda\ men s hoops home game.
But does like ev en need a car? Hi-
white '95 Grand .-\m sparkles through
ears ot suttering. It has no heat. no
SAC and no power steering Hi- win-
do- literally takes 15 minutes to oper-
ate because thie zlass tends to run into
the door frame. Oh. and the car bler.
it- engine a while back too
Dodge feel- the breeze and Mike s
We lo\t gi\ ing a\wa vehicle-.'
said Todd Brovn of Gainesville
Dodge. "We've given away tons of ve-
hicles. But this is through the UAA."
Perkins said there's no way to get
Mike the car because the high school
basketball clause had been agreed
to with the insurance company. I in-
quired Perkins about the company's
name, but she wouldn't say.
"This makes us look bad, but there's
nothing we can do," Perkins said.
So I asked her if the UAA would -
consider compensating Mike with
something of lesser value.
"That's something we might consider,"
But the only thing considered was
the pound of cotton needed to make two
.shirts and a hat.
"I would just like to know that they
put some. effort into it," Mike said. 'Not
just grab a couple of t-shirts out of a bag
and say, 'Here you go.'"
Mike has almost given up hope of a
fair shake. At least he doesn't have to shop
for clothes anytime soon.
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