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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 80
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005
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pays King tribute
* ABOUT HALF THE 2,000
MARCHERS WERE STUDENTS.
By STEVE SPECHT
The words "I have a- dream"'
resonated across the Martin Luther
King Jr. Memorial Garden, where
2,000 people were preparing for a
commemorative march down East
They came to honor King's
birthday by taking part in the 20th
march put on by the Martin Luther
King Jr. Commission of Florida in
Approximately half of the
participants study at UE Several
prominent black fraternities and
sororities were present, including
Alpha Phi Alpha, the fraternity
may be affected
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
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Student Government statutes
soon will be subject to a third-par-
ty review by a committee of faculty
and students formed to examine
the rules in light of controversial
Although the committee cannot
reverse the approval of already
registered parties, it could change
how future campus elections play
out if existing SG statutes are
found to be obsolete.
The committee has no deadline
for completing the review.
Shortly after a student senator's
Brewer finds his
path blocked by
Shan Foster, right,
in the first half of
the Gators' 82-65
win' in Nashville,
See story, pg. 24,
King was a member of at Boston
-"We're just trying to build on
his dream; that's been our theme
all along," said Adebola Akoni,
president of UF's chapter of Alpha
UF student Schevon Salmon
us refocus it
brings us back
to the fact that
America has a
Long troubled past,"
Salnmon aid. "It makes African
- iml a ican more appreciative of
what they have and reminds them
of the sacrficfkt of those ho' went
thionigh hell for th PAm "
SEE MLK. PAGE 10
request for help was made, top UF
administrators agreed to help es-
tablish the committee to examine
the procedures for students regis-
tering parties in SG elections..
Sen. Christian Duque, Voice
Party president, e-mailed
UF President Bernie Machen
Wednesday asking for an inves-
tigation into a case of "identity
theft" following Florida Blue Key
member Michael Shine's registra-
tion of the Access Party name.
Shine has no affiliation with
the current SG-dominating Access
Party, which now is called the
"I was determined to make sure
that [Machen] knew," Duque said.
Duque said he spoke with Dean
'of Students Eugene Zdziarski,
who said he and Vice Pireident
SEE COMPLAINT, PAGE 11
The University Gospel Choir performs "Brighter Day" in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King
Jr. in a worship service at the Reitz Union Monday night.
King tradition reinstated at UF
* THE REITZ UNION EVENT WAS THE
FIRST OF ITS KIND IN 10 YEARS.
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
About 215 admirers honored the Rev. Martin
Luther King Jr. with song, sermons and a round
of applause Sunday night, bringing an end to a
decade-long hiatus of the UF tradition.
Featuring the University Gospel Choir and
UF President Bernie Machen, the multifaith ser-
vice was the first of its kind in about 10 years,
said Larry Reimer, pastor at the United Church
of Gainesville. For about five years, UF com-
memorated the holiday on the steps of Tigert
Hall with a sermon and free food from the Hare
Krishna Student Center before the practice pe-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
*i The Plaza Ice Palace on the
Downtown Community Plaza
closed Monday after about two
months of operation, having
been patronized by students
and visitors from around the
world. It was the second year for
the skating rink and perhaps its
last. See-story, pg. 9.
"We're happy to have it happening again
in a new setting," Reimer said, adding that the
service proved "we have more in common than
in conflict." .
The choir first sang the traditional "Let My
People Go" and later the rollicking "Brighter
Day" before asking audience members to join
them for a final hymn. Students practicing
multiple religions read from King's sermons,
speeches and writings.
Machen told the audience about the person-
al impact King had on his life, both as a child in
Montgomery, Ala. during the bus boycott and
as a young adult when King was assassinated
in Memphis, Tenn.
"It is a great pleasure for me to be a part of
this service and celebration tonight," Machen
Machen called 12 clergy members, present
SEE KING, PAGE 10
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Cruise-ship priests to un-
dergo screening process
PORT EVERGLADES The
U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops has started screening those
celebrating Mass on cruise ships, a
plan geared toward preventing
former, rental and even fraudu-
lent priests from ministering to
More than 650 priests have been
approved to work on cruise lines,
where some priest; suspended
in the wake of the clergy sexual
abuse scandal have recently
sought employment and
some Catholics have complained
to the bishops that priests on
their ships were incompetent.
Celebrity and Holland
America lines are working
with priests approved by the
Apostleship of the Sea, while
other cruise lines are still strik-
ing private deals with priests,
use talent agencies or hire clergy
through Rent-A-Priest, a group
that provides former, now-mar-
ried priests who are no longer
authorized to conduct Mass.
Eventually, the bishops hope
all cruise lines will adopt a thor-
ough screening for clergy.
"It wasn't being regulated
by the bishops' conference, and
they weren't doing background
checks on these guys," said the
Rev. Sincair Oubre, president
of the AOS-USA, a chaplains'
organization affiliated with the
Apostleship of the Sea. "Since we
started this, some of the cruise
lines have become more alert."
Priests who apply for the
program must have their bish-
ops' approval and are subject
to yearly review, said Doreen
Badeaux, secretary general of
the Apostleship. All dioceses
conduct Jheir own background
checks on priests, Badeaux said.
Lee Breyer of Manatee
County left the priesthood when
he married a former nun in 1969,
yet has been conducting Mass on
cruise ships with Rent-A-Priest
since 2002. He doesn't announce
beforehand to Mass attendees that
he's married, and Catholic leaders
believe that's simply decepti e.
"For them to tepre-ent them-
selves as being connected w\ith the
Catholic Church m thi, coiun-tr
would be disingenuous at be-t,'
said Mary Ann Walsh, a spokes-
worhan for the U.S. Conference of
Catholic Bishops. "They have left'
the rhinisterial priesthood/so they
should not be ministering."
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Alpha Week 2K5
Student Organization Fair
Reitz Union North Lawn
Dance Marathon Registration
Gil White (lecture)
Reitz Union Auditorium
The Dream Alive Program, reen-
actment of MLK Jr. speeches
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__ CaribSA talent showcased
Song and dance
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Dozens of students "brought it" to the Reitz
Union Ballroom stage Friday, using contempo-
rary song and dance to honor their Caribbean
Members of 10 student groups kept energet-
ic crowd members dancing in their seats with
their performances at the Caribbean Student
Association's annual Fashion Talent Show.
The University of Central Florida's Club
Kreyol, the only non-UF group to perform, took
home the $250 grand prize.
In costumes that featured painted faces and-
feathers, the group's dance differed from the
others by incorporating more traditional ele-
ments while keeping a contemporary feel.
The group's lone male performer also drew
cheers from the crowd with his animated de-
meanor and exaggerated facial expressions.
"UCF they just brought it," said the
event's host, Chello from Black Entertainment
Television's "Comic View," once the group
exited the stage.
"Right now, they're winning," he added,
"just 'cause they got a man to put on ti~lht-
UF groups Apocalypse and Shades of Unity
took second and third places in the competition
judged by Student Government leaders Jamal
Emily Harris/ Alligator Staff Sowell, Jennifer Puckett, Crystal Caesar and
Performers enjoy a night of talent and fashion at CaribSA's Fashion/Talent Show Cesar-Morel.
Friday in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Attendees hoping to catch the show stood
FSU chiropractic plan still alive UF a
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
S Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE The embattled
plan to build a chiropractic school at
FSU is still on life support after the
school' Board of Trustees passed the
buck to the state-Board of Governors.
iThe Board of Trustees voted 11-2
Friday to ask the Board of Governors
Sfor permission "to investigate a chiro-
Spractic program in accordance with
existing university policies." If the
governors, approve the proposal at
their Jan. 27 meeting in Gainesville,
it would go through a review by the
FSU faculty, then the trustees, and
ma\be the Board of Governors again.
Not even the trustees at the meet-
ing knew since this is the first time
the Governors have vetted a new pro-
gram in their two-year existence.
The proposed chiropractic school
has touched off a furor at FSU, with
opponents warning it would make,
the university a laughing stock and
proponents charging professional
Bigotry against chiropractors. The
Struggle over the plan has also ignit-
ed a political battle over who controls
the state's universities: the legislature,
local boards of trustees or the state
: Bard of Governors.
Created by a constitutional amend-
ment in 2002, the Board of Governors
Shas 16 members who are appointed
by the governor and are charged with
overseeing the entire state university
system, including UT .
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They have full-time jobs outside
their duties, have no staff, and the
extent of their authority is unclear.
As for now, however, there is little
consensus on how the Board should
exercise its power. The confusion was
heightened last week when Board
of Governors chairwoman Carolyn
Roberts ,wrote a letter to FSU trust-
ees chairman John Thrasher, telling
him she wanted the university to
decide whether to approve the pro-
posed school be-
fore it is brought
to the Board of
"Any other in-
stated in the letter,
"is 5n inappropri-
Roberts ate precedent for
the way universi-
ties will do business with the Board
Thrasher dodged that directive at
the Friday meeting. "I'm not voting
to approve the chiropractic school,"
he said, explaining his resolution that
nevertheless let the school limp along
the road to possible approval.
In an interview after the meeting,
FSU Trustee Stanley Marshall, one of
two who voted against the resolution,
said he thought Roberts' letter was a
request for an FSU-recommendation
on whether the governors should ap-
prove or reject the proposal.
But while no formal recommenda-
tion was made, one fact was clear at
the meeting: Several tistees signaled
their opposition to the chiropractic
school including three of those
who voted for the resolution --and
hone said they supported it.
Also on Friday, 30 FSU professors,
including two Nobel laureates, took
out a full-page ad in the Tallahassee
Democrat opposing the school.
FSU Trustee Manny Garcia, the
other dissenting vote, asked repeat-
edly at the meeting how many other
universities had chiropractic pro-
grams. The answer was none.
"Why should we be the -guinea
pig?" he asked.
By failing to take a stand, the FSU
trustees ducked political responsibil-
ity for killing the school, which was
not requested by the university but
instead foisted onto it by legislators
last year. The plan was spearheaded
by chiropractor and state Sen. Dennis
Jones (R-Treasure Island), an ally of
former Senate President Jim King (R-
Dr. Ray Bellamy, an orthopedic
surgeon and FSU medical professor
who is an outspoken critic of the
piop..-ed school, called the board's
decision "cowardly" after the meet-
ing. "Isn't it their job to be stewards of
Trustee Garcia said he also was
unhappy. He was asked in an inter-
view whether the school now would
simply die a slow death.
"Too slow," he said. "I think the
Board of Governors will kill this, and
I think we should have killed it right
her ." '
two- and three-deep against the back wall once
the room's 1,000 seats filled.
Nicolas Applyrs, the show's first male direc-
tor, estimated total attendance at about 1,300.
"I think the response was great," he said,
noting he was happy people stayed until the
end despite a delayed start.
The show also featured a performance of
the Black National Anthem and a slide show
commemorating the accomplishments of both
Caribbean heroes and Martin Luther King Jr.
Between performances, students showed off
fashions from retailers Underground Station,
Blink and Gadzooks.
BET's Chello kept the audience laughing
between acts, poking fun at the show's judges,
himself and the performers.
"You can't really give a gospel choir a bad
score," he joked as the UF Gospel Choir left the
stage. "You're going to hell if you do."
During Apocalypse's performance, the
noise was deafening as students got to their
feet to scream and cheer.
"UCF they just brought it. Right
now they're winning just 'cause they
got a man to put on tights."
Host of Caribsa's Fashion Talent Show
Later, when UCF's Club Kreyol was an-
nounced the winner, much of the audience
went quiet, their faces showing surprise or
disappointment. However, others commended
the group's performance.
"I think [Club Kreyol] deserved it," Applyrs-
said, noting he felt the judges were fair in their
keep peace in Jax
By DAVID COHEN
Nearly 100 UF club sports athletes will be enhancing
their clubs' pocketbooks while keeping the masses safe
during Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville on Feb. 6.
On Jan. 8 and 9, participating athletes
Student underwent a security training session by
Lif. Contemporary Services Corporation at the.
Reitz Union. Participants learned how to write
reports and describe potential assailants. They
also received training in fire-safety and legal issues.
"I am very excited," said Courtney Whitehurst, presi-
dent of the UF Sailing Club. "A lot 9f people don't have the
chance to go to the Super Bowl.because tickets are outra-
The club will use the money earned for travel and sup-
ply expenses, Whitehurst said. They plan to purchase used
Flying Junior sailboats to practice on for future meets.
UF ROTC, synchronized swimming, water polo, eques-
trian and lacrosse teams also will participate. Clubs will
earn $8 pei person per hour.
"UF won first pick for a number of reasons," said Dane
Dodd, an event manager for CSC, "including the fact that
[CSC works] in Gainesville at the football games."
Dodd also noted that UF is closer to Jacksonville than
most other schools.
Students have the opportunity to work'24-hour shifts
during a three-week period prior to and during the Super
Bowl. Students without any club affiliation also were al-
lowed to participate.
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Korean group celebrates new year with dancing, skits
* MONDAY'S EVENT WAS
THE FIRST AT UF IN YEARS.
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
As students chatted quietly in
the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom, a
loud sobbing suddenly grabbed-
their attention, bringing a hush to
Before a crowd of about 150
students, the sobbing subsided
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and UF student Catherine Yoon,
dressed-in flowing white, began
a graceful dance,, accompanied
by the singing of fellow student
Their performance, a tradi-
tional Korean mourning dance,
marked the beginning of a cel-
ebration honoring the Korean
New Year, hosted Sunday by the
Korean Undergraduate Student
Association, or KUSA.
Students sang, danced and
acted out skits to demonstrate
different Korean traditions, some
of Which are associated with the
Other traditions represented
onstage revolved around marriage,
birth or mourning the death of a
loved one, as in Yoon and Kim's
In the past few years, KUSA has
not hosted an event to commemo-
rate the Korean New Year, said
Yoon, KUSA's president.
"We needed something of our
own," she said.
The celebration marked the first
of what KUSA leaders hope will be
an annual event.
Yoon said she hoped the event
would educate students of all back-
grounds about Korean culture.
"It's kind of a reminder of our
traditions," Yoon said.
Although Yoon is Korean
American, she said that through
coordinating the event, she
learned about Korean traditions
she had not known of before and
hoped the presentation would
also teach others.
Yoshi Murasaki, a UF political
science student and former KUSA
member, attended the event be-
cause he knew people who were
"This is probably one of the big-
ger productions they've had lately,"
he said, noting the event was a "tes-
tament to (KUSA's) leadership."
"It was great," he said.
The Korean New Year, also
known as Sul Nal or the Lunar
New Year, is calculated by the
lunar calendar and thus falls on
a different date every year. The
holiday officially will be celebrat-
ed Jan. 21 through 23.
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Grad students exhibit Florida feelings through art
ByARLYN HERNANDEZ 7 ''
Avenue Writer Z
The haunting howls of a coyote blend
with the hum of the bright lights focused
on each of the distinct pieces. Whimsical
sculptures, photographs of Florida pan-
thers and a curious display of splattered
love bugs line the walls of The Real Florida
The Real Florida was imagined by six
UF graduate students. Oddly enough, the
exhibit, which opened Dec. 16, is com-
prised of artists not native to the state. Joy
Drury Cox, Katherine Huala, Lisa Iglesias,
Robyn Mericle, Erika Kymia Nawabi and
Nikki Schiwal all wanted to display their
work as a collaborative unit.
"This exhibit is a loose association of
our own feelings for Florida," said Mericle,
a 30-year-old from Tucson, Ariz.
Mericle, whose pieces range from a
two-minute clip of a red fox to personal
encounters with coyotes in her home state,
found her inspiration from relating to both
the rapidly disappearing red fox and the
clever, malicious coyote.
Off the "My work shows how wild-
AVenue life and animals function in my
psyche," she said. "The coyote
is not an animalyou would typically see
in Florida, like the red fox. But more. arid
more, the fox is disappearing, and the coy-
ote is appearing."
Unlike the video images of Florida's
animals, one of the artists showed more
of a personal, autobiographical sense of
"My sculptures are derivative of my ex-
periences since I've been in Florida," said
Nawabi, a 24-year-old with a shy smile.
One of her pieces, "Dumb little Dodo,
is that all'you know?" is a sculpture dis-
played at the front of the exhibit. A small,
beaked girl is lying down among a pile of
"That sculpture represents my inad-
equacies that I felt when I first moved to
Florida," the North Carolina native said.
Alongside Nawabi and Mericle, Cox
and Iglesias share one of their pieces in the
exhibit. A design of color swatches adorns
one of the walls, which, to both artists,
represents particular natural scenes or
"Interior designers chose these colors
and associate them with certain things,"
Cox said. "For example, certain hues of
Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff
Erika Kymia Nawabi's "Dumb little Dodo, is that all you know?" is part of The Real Florida exhibit at the Focus Gallery. The exhibit
features paintings, photography and other art reflecting the students' feelings for Florida.
yellow may be named sand or whatnot."
As for whether these colors represent
anything native to Florida, both Cox and
Iglesias agreed each color in the design
evokes a sense of natural Florida, rang-
ing from the yellow sands, to the green
marshes of-the state.
Apart from the other "artsy" pieces in
the exhibit, is the display of scientifically
charted splatters of bug remains on a car's
Huala, who was inspired by a book
about North American insects, sought to
test a theory on knowing an insect type by
the splatter it makes.
"I chose the love bug, because most
people wouldn't associate it automatically
with Florida," the 26-yepr-old New Yorker
said. "In New York, you don't see love
bugs, so it's very Florida to me."
While Huala chose love bugs; Schiwal
displayed her view of Florida with pho-
tographs of drawings done on the cement
columns in underpasses and random
"She wanted to show the side of Florida
most tourists don't see," said Mericle,
speaking for Schiwal.
Like Schiwal, the other girls wanted to
break the stereotype of Florida theme
parks and palm trees and exude the real
culture they encountered when they first
moved south for graduate school.
The good friends plan on relocating to
a more artistic, diverse place, such as New
York, to continue on their dynamic group.
"It would be nice 'to stick together,"
The Real Florida closes on Jan. 21. There
will be a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the
Focus Gallery in Fine Arts C, and Mericle
said she hopes more people will come to
see the cultural identity that Florida repre-
sents to her and her collaborating artists.
Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff
Nikki ScnhlwaI painting of a panther is
part of her wall exhibit "Native Land" at
the Focus Gallery.
Dance Marathon registration opens, capped at 650
By JEFF SIRMONS
On Oct. 8, 1983, David Kanarek was born in Vero Beach
with Hirschsprung's,disease, an ailment that no area doc-
tor was aware of at that time. Near death, he was airlifted
to Shands Children's Hospital at UF, where doctors per-
formed back-to-back surgeries, quelling the rare gastroin-
testinal disease and saving the infant's life.
Shands deemed Kanarek-a "Miracle Child" for surviv-,
ing against near-insurmountable odds. Without the help of
Children's Miracle Network, which has raised more than
$2.5 billion for children's hospitals around the country,
these surgeries might not have happened.
To pay back-Children's Miracle Network, he dances.
"Dancing's a.lot of fun, but it's better when it's for a
good cause," Kanarek, a-UF junior, said.
He is one of potentially 650 UF student dancers to per-
"Looking back on it, Dance Marathon is some-
thing that's very rewarding. Being awake 32
hours seems like a lot, but it's not that bad
when you consider how great the cause is."
form at Dance Marathon, a non-stop, 32-hour fundraiser
for Children's Miracle Network. Registration for the April
2 and 3 event begins today.
"Looking back on it, Dance Marathon is something
that's-very rewarding," Kanarek, a returning dancer, said.
"Being awake 32 hours seems like a lot, but it's not that bad
when you consider how great the cause is."
Dance Marathon expects to raise at least as much money
this year as last year, said David Gray, overall chair for
Dance l Marathon.
"We had to set a cap at 650 last year because the
O'Connell Center can't hold much more than that," Gray
The event raised more than $250,000 in 200,4. The pro-
ceeds contributed to the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
at Shands, which opened Jan. 3.
"I actually took a tour of the new NICU, which is much
bigger'and more family-oriented than the old one," Gray
said. "It's a great feeling to directly experience what we've
raised money for."
To participate in the 32-hour dance, students must pay
a $30 registration fee, and then raise $250 in pledged dona-
tions, which go directly to Children's Miracle Network.
Dance Marathon has continued to grow over its 11-year
existence, Gray said.
"We started out in the Reitz Union,' and now we have
too many students for the O'Connell Center," Gray said.
6, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005'
Loss of funds
New federal student aid
formula hurts students
imagine you're a graduating high school senior who has just
chosen which university to attend after months of careful
consideration. Once you had added up grants, loans and
scholarships, you decided to go to your dream school--even
though you'd have to work two jobs to be able to afford it.
Because you knew the money situation would be tight,
you had it all planned out in advance: your housing ar-
rangements, how many classes you could afford to take,
how many hours of work you could fit around your class
schedule and what precious little might be left over for hav-
ing some fun on the weekends.
Now, imagine one of the grants you were counting on
suddenly is cut or taken away entirely.
This is just one possible situation in which changes to the
formula that regulates federal Pell Grants will hurt students
who depend on the funding to be able to stay in school.
By all accounts, the changes will have a pronounced ef-
fect on these students. More than a million grant recipients
are expected to see their disbursements decrease by hun-
dreds of dollars or more.
And those are the students who merely will receive less
aid. An estimated 90,000 will receive no aid at all-many
coming from families who make only $30,000 to $40,000 dol-
lars a year, or less than the annual cost of some universities.
These changes are based upon the idea that the old for-
mula, which is based on 1988 tax data, is giving $300 million
in aid to students who don't need it and disrupting the ap-
propriate balance of funds among those who do.
However, the new formula will not be much more accu-
rate; as the 2002 tax data that will be used is already years out
of date. Congressmen who are fighting to postpone the bill,
such as Rep. Tim Bishop and Rep. Rush Holt, say using the
2002 tax data even may be worse than using the old data.
There is no question that the formula needs to-be updat-
ed, however. The Pell Grant system was meant to give aid
to students based on an accurate evaluation of their needs,
and up-to-date tax information is needed in order to do that.
Because of the old data, students who have the most need
may be receiving less aid than they should.
However, students already receiving grants should not
be at the mercy of formula changes and should not be re-
quired to accept less aid when their financial situation is the
same. Students should receive aid based on the formula that
was in place when they first entered the system.
This way, grant recipients still would receive more or less
aid depending on changes in their and their family's ability
to pay, but they would not have to completely re-evalu-
ate their funding situation because a formula change had
stripped them of their aid.
Fortunately, we already have a method for funding this
grandfathering-in prose-_. .--.--- -. "
resident Bush has proposed a 12-percent increase in Pell
Grant funding over the next five years. The increase is to be
paid for by making federal student loan programs "more
effective and efficient," primarily by reducing both the
government's costs in running these programs and "exces-
sive subsidies" given to lenders.
This increase in funding would cost $15 billion. Against a
sum of that size, the $300 million of predicted savings from
the formula change is negligible.
Providing aid to those who need it most is the ultimate
goal of the Pell Grant system, but it should not be at the ex-
pense of students who already are dependent on the grants.
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Politics a non-issue in disaster relief
W while there's nothing I love more than a sound
political argument, it's hard to see justice in
the politicization of human tragedy.
We've done it countless times when senseless
death occurs, we return to the comfortable Republican
vs. Democrat discourse rather than the uneasy discus-
sion of our personal stake in the relief work that fol-
lows. The reaction to the tragic tsunami in Southeast
Asia has been no different.
It's time for us to turn away from political debate
and toward the reality of action.
It's clear America's role in the relief efforts will.bhe
huge. Gov. Jeb Bush, in pers-inal. diarie- trim hii visit
---to-ffecfed areas, recounts the extreme devastation and
the need for substantial aid. The initial pledge of $350
million will go a long way, but it is the donations of
American citizens that will define the scope of the relief
Now, almost a month after the Dec. 26 tragedy, we
can clearly see the. monumental task that lies ahead for
people affected by the earthquake and the tsunami.
While they rebuild their lives and mourn their dead,
it is heartless of us to divide America along political
The tsunami had no political agenda, so let us not
dishonor the dead by assigning partisan politics to their
As we examine our response, we must remember the
first pledges were remarkably low. The United States
and other global leaders could not have imagined the
magnitude of the damage. Much in the same way, White
House officials reminded us our $350 million pledge
"will continue to be revised as the full effects of this ter-
rible tragedy become clearer."
Allison Cullin' While we continue to pledge
Speaking Out aid, we must not forget that the
tsunami relief effort is not a bid-
ding war. We must have a clear
assessment of the needs of the people ravaged by the
deadly wave before we attempt to help. It would be irre-
sponsible to assume the U.S. dollars pledged would be
more effective than the help of U.S. military aircraft for
the transportation of relief items. It would be absurd to
assume the American government knows the needs of
the affected from so many tho1-.1andJ-ofi miles away. -
-- To help tho. -million-. of people attected by the tsu-
nami, we must first know their needs. 'Then we can act
We are beginning to see the long-term picture. As the
secretary of state and our governor return home after
their tour of the affected region, we can begin to target
aid to the places that need it most. We can attempt to
help people rebuild their lives.
This issue isn't political. The aftermath of a global
tragedy is never the time for politics. It's time to
stop talking about the president's response and start
planning your -own. The contributions of individual
American citizens will amount to far more than the
government could ever pledge to the victims.
Stop blaming the government, and stop passing the
buck. America will lead, as it always does, from the bot-
tom up. Our contributions should not come just from an
overarching governmental body, but also from the citi-
zens who comprise the heart and soul of the nation. It's
time for each of us to step up and do what's necessary.
Say a prayer, and send a check.
Allison Cullin is a political science and economics sopho-
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TJESDAYJANUARY 18, 2005 N ALLIGATOR, 7
Letters to the Editor
Adoption a part of the American family
Editor: In Friday's Alligator, a letter from
Jessica DelBalzo, an anti-adoption activist,
was printed. She praised taking a 3-year-old
child from the only parents he has known-a
stable, adoptive family-and giving him to
his biological mother and father, whose ac-
tions showed they did not want to remain
As the adoptive father of two wonderful
boys, I must object to this error. I do not sym-
pathize with the biological father who claims
his rights were being denied. In Arizona,
where we lived at the time of our second
Adoption, the law is clear and logical. If a
man has sex with a woman, that is sufficient
notice that a child miay be conceived. By his
action, he claims to be an adult, so he needs
to take responsibility as one. He failedin that
The American family is in jeopardy, and
the most immediate threat does not alarm
most Americans. We take this amazing
power, the power to create life, and make
light of it, destroy its fruit, practice parodies
of it and gorge on it without regard to the
consequences. The delicious feast of procre-
ation has been turned into a junk food orgy of
the sexually obese.
There is great wisdom in a man and wom-
an forming a family and bringing children
into that family. The rewards and responsi-
bilities last a lifetime, and the consequences
span generations and continents. Let's do a being ordered to send my children into a po-
better job at it, please. tentially unsafe situation such as the one Evan
Ron Portz is facing. My heart goes out to Evan and his
7EG adoptive parents. This legal decision is clearly
not in Evan's best interests.
Court's decision was not best for child Chair, UF Libraries Government Documents
Editor: Will Evan be happier with his "nat- Department
ural" parents, as stated by Jessica DelBalzo,
founder' of the organization Adoption: U U U
Legalized Lies? I think not. Cartoons should not rely on stereotypes
SDelBalzo, who is neither an adoptee nor an Editor: I am writing to complain about
adoptive mother, wrote this letter to promote Andy Marlette's cartoons and to cite as an
her anti-adoption agenda. DelBalzo describes example the recent illustration in Jan. 10's
adoption as an industry that is child abuse, Alligator about the morning-after pill conspir-
slavery and rape all rolled into one package. acy's protest in Rockville, Md.
At 3 years old, Evan is being taken away While I feel the content of this cartoon
from the only family he has ever known-the made no sense-was he trying to be critical
parents who have raised him since birth. His of us or just belittling civil disobedience in
21-year-old birth mother willingly placed him general?-what I really take issue with is the
with the Scotts after she moved to Jacksonville way he constantly draws women. Both in his
to escape the abuse of Evan's biological father. editorial cartoons and Detours illustrations,
This father, who did not marry Evan's mother, he has rarely missed an opportunity to draw
filed for custody the month before the adop- Barbie doll women with enormous breasts in
tion-was to be finalized. His birth mother then tiny skirts. If this weren't bad enough, most
changed her mind and was awarded custody times he draws women cross-eyed-like he
after a long legal battle. The father, who has a thinks all women are stupid. This is sexist and
criminal history, will have visitation rights. should stop immediately. I'm fairly certain
Evan is too young to understand why he he's encountered real women before, and I'm
must suddenly leave his family in Jacksonville greatly insulted that he continues to portray us
to go live with strangers in Illinois. As an as "stupid bimbo" types. What I have found
adoptive mother, I can't begin to imagine throughout my feminist activism is that wom-
en are actually really smart,'interesting people.
He is doing us a great disservice.
While I recognize that it is sometimes nec-
essary to use symbols, markers and physical
exaggerations in cartooning in order to iden-
tify specific groups, there is no such justifica-
tion with his portrayal of women.
Claiming that his cartoons are merely an
exaggeration of real life insinuates that, while
not all women are brainless sex objects, most
of us are--or that all of us are actually brain-
less sex objects but just to a lesser degree.
Furthermore, some stereotypes should
not ever be used, because they perpetuate
discriminatory attitudes toward a particular
group of people. For example, it would be
wrong, inappropriate and harmful to draw
black women as "mammy" characters. Why?
Because this is racist and promotes a racist
view of black women.
Similarly, portraying women as dim-wit-
ted playthings perpetuates the attitude that
women exist solely for men's pleasure. I am
not OK with this, and I'm pretty sure other
women aren't OK with it either.
While I'm sure it is certainly easier to rely
on these stereotypes, I hope that he will stop
drawing us in this fashion. He is a good artist,
and I'm confident he can come up with a cre-
ative solution that is not offensive to women.
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Bush touts reform
at King luncheon
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ORLANDO, Fla. Gov. Jeb
Bush used a Martin Luther King
Jr. Day luncheon Monday to tout
education reforms that emphasize
standardized testing, saying they
provide equal access to education
for all students regardless of race
"There are more African
Americans attending our univer-
sities, more graduating and more
better qualified to go on to get a
tion," Bush told
reporters, at a
sored by the
Bush Alliance. "We're
doing so in a
way where there's true equality.
Dr. King would appreciate that."
The Florida African American
Education Alliance was formed to
lend support to the governor's ed-
ucation reforms and "One Florida"
plan, which eliminated racial and
gender preferences in university
admissions and in the awarding of
Bush's education reforms have
rankled some teachers by empha-
sizing standardized testing for
students, state grading of schools
based on test performance and
letting students at failing public
schools use vouchers to attend
private schools. The voucher ini-
tiative is being challenged in court,
and the Florida Supreme Court is
expected to schedule oral argu-
ments this spring.
Mark Pudlow, a spokesman for
the Florida Education Association,
said Monday that while the union
appreciates Bush's push for higher
standards, "we just wished he
would put a little bit more money
in it." The union represents more
than 250,000 teachers and educa-
tional staff and has opposed Bush
on many issues.
"We've raised the bar on
standards," Pudlow- said.
"Unfortunately, we haven't raised
the bar on funding."
Pudlow attributed any increas-
es of minority enrollment at the
state's universities not to the One
Florida plan, but to an increase in
blacks and Hispanics as a portion
of the state's population.
"The One Florida plan hasn't
set the world on fire," he said.
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005 ALLIGATOR, 9
Downtown rink turns in its skates for the season
Future of community skating uncertain
By EVA KIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Bundled to her chin in a cow-
print fleece jacket, Phoebe Martin
clung to her father with one hand
and the red-topped barrier of the
Plaza Ice Palace with the other
Putting one skate in front of the
other in small, careful steps, she
tried to walk rather than glide on the
rink's slick surface.
Tricla Coyne. Alligator Staff
Linzi Sheppard and Lauren Branin enjoy themselves as they skate
for the last time at the Plaza Ice Palace's outdoor skating rink in
"It's her first time skating,"
Calvin Martin said.
It was more than an hour past
bedtime, but Martin said he wanted
his daughter to experience the ice
The Martins' trip was well timed
- the Plaza Ice Palace ended its sec-
ond season Monday.
The 90-by-60-foot outdoor rink
has been set up at the Gainesville
Downtown Community Plaza since
Nov. 14 and closed two weeks later
than last year.
Sunday's brisk weather, with
evening temperatures in the low
fifties, pleased rink co-manager Ed
"This weather is fabulous for
making ice," Armstrong said.
It was also fabulous for getting
people into the ice-skating mood.
With a candy cane-wielding snow-
man waving to passing skaters and
Christmas lights- strung all around
the rink's canopy, the Ice Palace is a
Attendance was down from last
year, Armstr6ng said, citing the nov-
elty of the rink had worn off.
But novelty wasn't what brought
Campus Crusade for Christ member
Sarah Schneider out Sunday night.
"The guys' Bible study is taking
the girls out," she said.
Schneider, a UF anthropology
junior, said her group bid to go on
the date idea they liked most pro-
posed by a guys' study group in
a charity date auction. The gents
payed for the evening out of their
"We've had a lot of people
express their appreciation in the
last few days," Armstrong said.
"They've been bringing groups in."
Come one, come all
Despite being smaller than a
regular rink, the Ice Palace has
attracted some aficionados.
Armstrong said a group of
about six skaters come by every
other day, but that while "a num-
ber of people who have skated"
have come by, it's mostly begin-
ners. Other skaters are those who
have been away from the sport for
a while, like Gainesville resident
Rebecca Crowder, who hasn't
been on the ice in 25 years.
"I was out for three hours un-
til I could at least make it around
the rink without hugging the
wall," she said.
Crowder, 46, came equipped
with wristguards and kneepads,
after learning from the two
times she had
Around come to the Ice
GaineSVille Palace earlier
"I knew I was gonna get out
there and bust my [butt], which
I did," Crowder said.. "And now
I'm kicking myself because I
didn't start coming sooner."
Armstrong said the rink was
popular among local college
students but drew the occasional
FSU visitor. He counts a Boston-
based lawyer and a Jacksonville
hockey player among his attend-
But that's not as far out of
town as the rink's visitors get.
Saul Cordero, a Puerto Rico
native, was in Gainesville to visit
his sister and her family. He came
to the Ice Palace with them and
his mother, and though none
of them have ice skated before,
Cordero was excited.
"I want to try. I want to see
what it's like," he said.
Armstrong said a local car-
penter named Mike came to skate
because he claimed it made his
lower back feel good.
According to the U.S. Figure
Skating Association, a grow-
ing number of adults take up
ice skating not just for pleasure
but for fitness. Many ice-skating
rinks offer classes in the basics.
Same time next year?
Armstrong said it's up to the
city of Gainesville as to whether
the rink will come to town again.
"That's a city decision," he
said. "It's their decision as to
what to bring in."
Laural DeWild, Plaza events
coordinator for Gainesville's
Cultural Affairs Department
which brought the Ice Palace,
said the idea sounded "awesome"
when it was brought to, her two
years ago. She cited the success
of a similar venture in Ocala as
part of the decision by then-City
Manager Wayne Bowers.
DeWild said the city provided
the site and electricity, but that
the company that set up the rink
is responsible for running it.
As for next year, until the
city has a chance to examine the
rink's revenue reports, DeWild
can't say whether her department
will elect to bring it to Gainesville
again, she said.
But as far as she's concerned,
"Yes, I would like to do it again,"
By 10 p.m., still holding her
father's hand, Phoebe left the
barrier as she made her way to
the rink's exit. Cheeks flushed
and hair askew from beneath
her cow-eared hood, she was
Similarly pleased, Crowder
said she wasn't unstrapping
her skates for good, adding she
would return for Monday's final
"I'm going to enjoy it for the
last two days that it's here," she
Unexplained shootout leaves two men hospitalized
Two Gainesville men began their Sunday-morning with
an argument that escalated into gunfire, authorities said.
According to reports, Keith Donnell Mathis, 30, of
Archer, was taken to Shands at UF after he was found ly-
ing in the road at 521 Railroad Lane with a gunshot wound
to his abdomen at 12:45 a.m. Mathis claimed he was shot
by Willie James Foster, 41.
Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim
Troiano said reasons the altercation began and how many
people were involved are unknown.
Mathis gave authorities a description of a vehicle
matching a car reported speeding eastbound on Archer
Road, according to reports.
Authorities pulled over the vehicle and found Foster in
the driver's seat, also with a gunshot wound.
Troiano was not sure where Foster's wound was lo-
cated. He said Foster was transported to Shands at UF for
treatment and detectives are investigating the argument
and circumstances of the aftermath.
"There are still a lot of things we still can't go into,"
Troiano said the vehicle was listed as stolen; however,
he could not verify if ASO had received any information
regarding it prior to this incident.
Both men are reportedly in stable condition. They will
be taken into custody upon discharge for respective arrest
warrants on charges unrelated to the shootings, involving
violation of parole for Mathis and Foster for grand theft,
according to reports.
WOMAN STABBED DURING DISPUTE: A woman was
stabbed during an argument between three Gainesville
residents early Sunday morning, according to police, re-
A skateboard and bicycle also were thrown.
James Webb was at his home, 3662 NW Seventh Ave.,
when Treniss Evans, who-lives at the same residence, and
her companion, Jasper Bridges, of 3643 SW 20th Ave., ar-
rived. They were angry about an earlier argument involv-
ing Evans and Webb, according to reports.
Webb answered the door with a knife in his hand.
Evans threw a skateboard and a bicycle at Webb, but he
was not injured, reports state. Webb then allegedly stabbed
Evans several times in the back.
Evans underwent surgery and is reported to be in
FIRE BURNS 10 ACRES: A fire broke out Monday in
Southwest Alachua County, burning approximately 10
acres, authorities say.
Alachua County Fire Rescue public information officer
Mark Hughes said the fire was reported around 2 p.m. in a
field near a pine-tree forest.
Hughes confirmed there were people in the field at that
time surveying the area for possible development but that
he does not suspect foul play.
"There is nothing we can really determine," Hughes
said. "It doesn't appear to be suspicious."
No one was harmed, and no structural damage was
reported, he said.
However, Hughes expressed concern due to cold
"The ground debris is very dry," he said. "We are con-
cerned with hurricane debris. Especially in the rural areas,
there is a lot of fuel that can be burned."
The fire was contained by Alachua County Fire Rescue
and the Division of Forestry.
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10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005
Speaker brings new
light to King message
Emily Harris/ Alligator Staff
Stevenson Chariot, a UF freshman, marches down Waldo Road Monday afternoon to honor the
birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
Commemoration flourishes in new setting
KING, from page 1
from Campus Ministry -Cooperative and wear-
ing different religious robes,. onto .the stage of
the Reitz Union Ballroom "the most heartwarm-
ing sight I've seen in the 13 months I've been in
He also told the audience that the King holiday
brings to mind those who still are excluded from
the civil-rights activist's "dream" because of op-
The Rev. John Davidson, who helped organize
the service, said he was "blown away" by the
turnout and hopes to see more student involve-
ment next year. He hoped to improve the divi-
sions between faith groups on campus in homage
of King's memory, he said, adding that all reli-
gions share the same vision of peace and justice.
The Dean of Students Office and the Campus
Ministry Cooperative sponsored the service.
By CHELSEA DONALDSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Writer, activist and former "Real
World" cast member Kevin Powell
brought Martin Luther King Jr.'s
decades-old message of tolerance
into a modern-day perspective
at the Black Graduate Student
Organization's 19th annual
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Speaking to a crowd of about 90
at Emerson Alumni Hall, Powell
discussed King's life and work and
how it applies not only to racial
divisions but also to serious issues
within and beyond the black com-
"Many people will celebrate
[King] year after year with know-
ing little to nothing about him,"
Powell said. "He had a dream, but
what was that dream?"
Powell related King's work to
issues young black people face
today, such as erasing color lines
and self-hatred and continuing
toward true unity -among -races.
Powell stressed that people in the
black community need to stop call-
ing each other degrading names
or equating negative things with
"You can't just say, 'Kevin
Powell's ghetto' because he's late
for the program.
"I'm not ghetto, I'm just late,'
Powell also touched on the sub-
ject of accepting those who choosS
"Last time I checked, I'm not
God and am in no position to
judge," he said, adding he believes'
it is wrong for Christians to con-
demn gay people.
As We Chmnib
The Last Steelp
,\scent was pre-
.-entedb, the Black
Lori Spicer, BGSO's Martin;
Luther King Jr. Celebration chair-
woman, organized this year's
event hoping to educate attendees
about King's legacy and his vari-
ous accomplishments for the black:
"People are not aware of ev-
erything he did," she said, iddnmg
that she hoped people would leave
with greater knowledge.
The celebration also included
dinner, speeches, award presenta-
tions and live music by BGSSoul,
a vocal quintet comprised of BGSO
UF students participate in celebratory march o
M LK, from page 1
Salmon reminisced about a much smaller
march in his hometown of Sebring, Fla.
"It was a nice gathering. It was cool for
people to come and revisit something from the
past," Salmon said.
At 1 p.m. the crowd began to shuffle for-
ward on their one-and-one-half mile trek east
on University Avenue, then north on Waldo
County Commissioner Rodney Long, who
started marching in 1982 and is president of
th:-- M, rtin Luther King Jr. Commission, was
pleased with the event but urged people to
"They are walking so fast; I don't think
they realize they have an entire 45 minutes,"
In the end, it did take the crowd of sup-
porters approximately 45 minutes, with
people trailing for a mile, before arriving at the
Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center,
n King holiday
where community leaders -spoke about this
year's theme, "Empowerment for the Ne\t
Long made dosing remarks urging citizens
to help others.
"What will you do to help empower some-
one?" he asked. "What can you do to empower
someone to improve their life forever?" i
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COMPLAINT, from page 1
for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin would spur
the creation of an informal review committee. The
committee's leaders have yet to be chosen.
When It'- an adniimritratit committee, usually
thllng- crc a g'ina get done," Duque said.
Regard les members of the former Access Party
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laIwti or statutes were broken when Shine registered
tie A>:cces name, Telles-Irvin said.
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states that political parties may not select a name that
is so similar to a previously registered party running
in the present electionthat it would confuse a reason-
"We may discover that it's working just fine,"
Telles-Irvin said of the statutes.
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university's policies occasionally to meet the needs
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6BR/2BA HOUSE $1200/mo. Walk or ride
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3BR across from UF
Avail Fall, From $385 per BR.
Vaulted ceilings, laundry,
Breakfast bar, pets ok.
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
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111 NW 16th St. #1
Immaculate 3BR brick home easy walk
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in quiet, safe, NW neighborhood. Cent H&A,
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secur, nice kitchen, dishwasher. 1617 NW
7th PI. $1450/mo. Call Tom @ 215-4990 or
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$850/mo 731 NE 9th St. Call 352-316-1637
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twnhm.2BR/1.5BA privacy fence, modern
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& 6 st. Avail 2/15. $720 + sec. Call 332-5030
or 514-6180 1-18-3-2
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pets ok. $400/mo. Call Richard @ 371-4367
2BR/1.5BA 5-10 min bike ride to med or UF.
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pets, 239-898-9317 1038 B off SW 6 St on
10th Ln. $600/mo 3-7-38-2
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$495/rent, 805 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
DOWNTOWN LOCATION! 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CUTE NW HOUSE! 2BR/1 BA,
Ceramic tile, screen porch, w/d hookups,
$750/rent, 4234 NW 26th Drive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CHEAP RENT! 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UF
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387
Next to campus/sorority row. Studio apt,
wood firs, $405/mo Please call Taylor 256-
Best offer 1BR in 3BR/2BA house. Want
grad/mature student 352-262-5860 1-25-
Clean 3BR/2BA, double garage, fireplace,
wood floors & new carpet. $975/mo at 2534
NW 52nd PI. GREENTREE REALTY 317-
***WALK TO CAMPUS***
2BR/2BA apt off of NW 17th St. 3 biks from
campus. W/D hookup, DW, all pets ok. $650/
mo No dep. Call 352-219-5323. 1-26-10-2
House on Suwannee River w/clear spring in
backyard, Belle FL. 3BR/2.5Ba, W/D hkups,
scr porch, cent H/AC, quiet neighborhood,
Ig yard w/trees, fenced. $800/mo 376-0080
Quiet & Clean! 2BR/1BA $525, quiet neigh-
borhood, 1000 sq ft, tile firs, spacious,
Ivg/dining rm, W/D hkups, pvt patio in bkyrd,
near UF, 1824 NW.10th St. 376-0080 1-19-
A bluft( hbo
Available from Commercial News Providers"
One Bedroom in beautiful 3/2 house with
40' pool. Share this with 2 girls and 1 guy.
W/D and all utilities included. Great neigh-
borhood, bike to UF or downtown. $385 +
security. 332-5030 or 514-6180 1-18-3-2
*1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL*
-NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, pain
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $650/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft ** $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$30 off deposit 0 376-2507
** 3BR/4BR LIKE A HOUE **
Huge townhouse, fireplace,
W/D hook-ups, patio,
New carpet & tile, fitness & basketball
high speed wireless internet
3BR/2:5BA only $850
4BR/3BA only $1099
Close to UF in SW
ROCKWOOD VILLAS 3BR/3 full baths. End
unit. W/D. Recently renovated. $795/mo Call
3BR/2BA HOUSE. Close to UF & Santa Fe.
Tile floors, Berber carpet, all appliances incl.
Privacy fenced-in yard. $1050/mo. Call 215-
SERIOUS STUDENTS ONLY. New 3BR/2BA
house, 2 car garage in brand new subdivi-
sion close to UF & SFCC. All appliances
$1500/mo Negotiable based on length of
lease. Call 215-9987 2-14-21-2
1 MONTH FREE on 2BR Units
Starting at $760/mo Gated community.
Mon thru Fri 1 to 5pm, Sat 10am to 2pm
5950 SW 20th Ave 332-3022
U I Subleases
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
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
Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
1BR/1BA Avail. Jan July $499/mo Jan rent
FREE. Quiet, roomy, close to campus. Keep
my $300 securtiy deposit. Call Sahib 352-
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
SRent $435/per room, Call Peter 305-773-
Melrose Apts $50 off 1st mo rent!! Great apt
avail immed. 1BR in 2BR/2BA, full new furn.
Prking, cable; w/W/D, Ig closet, pool, lounge,
gym, comp lab. $509/mo(neg) util incl SW
area 734-677-6044 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sublease 1 BR/1 BA on SW 34th.- ase ends
5/31/05, deposits paid by me, pets welcome,
access to pool & gym. $425/mo. 262-8725
FEB FREE! COBBLESTONE 1/BR/1/BA
in 2BR/2BA townhouse w/cable, W/D.
Unfurnished. Avail immediately for spring or
thru July. $474/mo + 1/2 utils. Call Lauren
407-719-2771 email@example.com 1-24-10-3
Continued on next page.
16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005
U | Subleases
Single Studio 2 blocks from campus. Rent
$575/mo. Includes all utilities, internet and
cable TV. More info at windsorhall.com.
Call me at 240-899-2675. Available now.
1BR/1BA .w/walking closet. Cobblestone
Apts. LET'S MAKE A DEAL!! 904-753-3616
Iv mssg. 1-24-10-3
Looking for female for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
$345/mo. Close to campus. Call 352-246-
1/1 located behind the Swamp. $529/mo
1/1 Arbor apts w/courtyard. Spacious.
$495/mo. security deposit and pet fees paid
on both. Now thru Aug*05 352-379-8517
Apt for summer A&B sublease. 1BR in 4BR/
2BA furnished University Glades Apt. $380/
mo all utils incl.(originally $435) M/F for all
female apt. Call 386-212-9042 1-19-6-3
BEST DEAL IN GAINESVILLE
$350 for 1BR in a 2BR/2BA apt. Call 352-
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA townhouse @ The
Laurels. 24/hr gym, tanning, comp lab &
more! Utils & HBO/Show incl. Rent $430/mo
Nov. FREE. Call 222-3319 1-25-10-3
***WALK TO CAMPUS***
2BR/2BA Apt off of NW 17th St. 3 blks
from campus. W/D hookup, DW, All pets
OK. $650/mo No dep. Call 352-219-5323
1BR in 2BR/1BA now till Aug. 5 blocks from
campus. W/D, furnished. $385/mo + 1/2 Utils
OBO. Call 305-962-0829 1-19-5-3
Cheap & 2 min to UF
Avail May. $350/mo incl utils. Call 514-5733.
Live w/1 oire perii.-: -n 3/2 house. Priv bath.
Fenced pack yard, wood floors & carpet, pool
table & bar. $350/mo 727-743-4289 1-21-5-3
Awesome apt @ Hidden Lake. enjoy your
own, private room w/your own private bath
& huge wa*k-in closet. Only min to UF. LET'S
DEAL! CallAngie 352-213-8572 1-21-5-3
Available now. 2BR/2BA in Woodland Villas
on SW 20th. Jan rent paid. Lease exp Aug
05. Quiet, gated community. $672/mo.
Please call 219-4918 or 332-9837 1-21-5-3
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA Hidden Lake w/male
roommate. 1-story villa w/small fenced yard.
fully furn except BR. $449/mo. Available
immediately. Lease ends Aug. Call 352-685-
CLOSEST TO UF & CHEAPEST
Studio apt, 2 blks N of stadium $335/
mo. Incl water & trash, perfect location!
Avail. 2/1. 352-335-Q694, 772-332-3626
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Resposible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now4$400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv mes-
sage. Private Owner 4-20-71-4
1BR in 2 story furnished house in nice NW
neighborhood close to UF. Washer & dryer
in house. Rent $350/mo. Call Mike 316-3930
Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes
to UF Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/fmo.Aval Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4
6*ii,. ^ 1 '-! f .-, CC P -1,;
" -W tes fI Roommates. j: RealEstate .
FREE CHILI'S DINNER ONCE A MONTH!
Pvt rm & bath at Univ Terr W. to share w/3
studious males. $435/mo incl all utils. Short-
term lease ok. Pool, hot tub 772-349-9372
2BR avail to NS, F. Quiet 1600 sq ft home.
Gated Plantation Oaks Country Club. W/D,
furn living area, garage avail, wireless inet &
cable. $400/BR + 1/3 utils. No pets. 954-649-
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
Roommate needed $200/mo + 1/2 util.
Furnished 2BR/2BA. Must be able to pass a
background check. 352-335-6274 1-19-10-4
Female student to join two females in nice
3BR house 3mi. from UF on bus rte, tile/
hardwood, fenced yard, $285/mo+ 1/3 GRU
& internet, 381-5597 1-26-15-4
ROOM FOR RENT
$350 + 1/2 utils. Call Eli ASAP 337-0427
Female roommate for 4BR/4BA Countryside
apt. Rent $415/mo. Digital cable & utils
incl. Wireless internet option. Apt avail now.
305-393-0081 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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-
WALK to UF
2 grad students seek NS roommate in luxury
home. $400/mo Avail 1/5. Call 283-6279
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
1-(877)-For-Rn-r 1i 36j-368, J4-.2-71-4
ROOrMr.1IlTE V'I.r.ITED Ill BIG HOUSE
CLOSE TO CAMPUS. $350-$450/mo. Call
Jerry 352-745-1877 1-31-17-4
Room ifr rerli 400 ,nO'm uils in.:l 2BR.'I 5B.
i- Greereina Close o UF '/v'D beauiliul pa-
ti,, living room fu'rn i rj I n, prls pl ease Call
Aissa @ 256-5987 1-19-8-4
Walk to UF 1939 NW 5th Ave. Private BA,
W/D, CHA, Dig, cable, wireless internet, flex-
ible lease, 352-682-9342 1-20-10-4
LIVE IN LUXURY above Hooters &
Starbucks. Lg master BR with BA. Stainless
steel kitchen. Furnished condo. $649/mo.
Call Anthony 337-1330 1-21-10-4
Mature students wanted for 2BRs in 3BR/
2BA house. Near UF. $350 + 1/3 utils. Call
Damon anytime @ 352-745-2199 1-21-10-4
Roommate 3/2 house on Glen Springs Rd.
Pool, big ',arl. W/D, cable ethernet, garage,
NS. $380/mo share utils: Call Jake 352-376-
8099 or 239-564-0069 1-24-10-4
SPACIOUS 1BR/ BA apt in Haile Plantation.
All irClu.,ve $6l':.'nr.:. Call Katie 871-5277
Roommate needed for 3BR/2BA house.
Close to UF. Great location. Common area
furnished. $400/mo includes utilities. Call
Michael 352-374-2145 or 386-235-5400
Female roommate needed for 4/4 at
Countryside furn or unfurn, large closet.
Great location $400/425 all util incl. Call
374-2145 or 386-235-5400 or 352-258-4052
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 2-1-10-4-
Roommate for clean 3/2 house in nice com-
munity near Oaks Mall. Newly remodeled.
Furnished room. All amenities. Student, M,
NS. $350/mo 352-332-8988 1-19-5-4
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA w/working profes-
sional. Avail 2/1/05. Gym, 2 pools, close to
UF $320/mo + 1/2 util. Call Keith 264-0586,
Avail NOW Great location 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA, washer and dryer, high speed internet,
$308/mo + util. Females only, please call
Lauren @ 352-799-3726 Lv message. 2-
1 Rommmate needed for house off NW 16th
PI. and 39th -St. Master bedroom available.
Room can be furnished or unfurnished. Call
Matt 352-256-4111 1-20-5-4
Walk to UF, Avail now! 1 BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA
condo, NS, clean, quiet, pool, W/D, ethernet,
cable, 4 mo lease ok. $425/mo + 1/2 utils.
1BR in charming 2BR apt. Wood floors, walk
to UF, female. $350/mo incl utils. ASAP 305-
M or F roommate wanted to share 2BR/2BA
Colonial Village apt. Must like pets, very nice,
serious student $450/mo Mike 213-3340 1-
Avail now. Share beautiful 3BR/2BA home on
2 acre lot: $475/mo utils incl. 850-685-0632
ROOMMATE WANTED ASAP for 5BR/3BA
house w/4 co-eds. $290/mo + 1/5 utils. Calf
Kristy 904-631-2897 or Jo 321-662-5287
Looking for quiet clean person. 3Br/3BA
furnished townhouse. Wood floors, washer/
dryer. $400/mo utils incl. $200 deposit. Call
-Avail Spring/Summer. Female needed
for newly remodeled 4BR/4BA University
Terrace Apt. Close to UF & Butler. Pool, great
parking high speed internet, W/D & walk-in
closet. $325 + utils. 305-479-0935 1-21-5-4
Needed: 1 Male roommate. GREAT
FURNISHED HOUSE near campus. Pool
table. $350/mo. Please call 352-333-8355/
Dixie days or 318-3198/AJ 1-24-5-4
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-
538-2181. 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
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
***$$$ FAST CASH 4 HOUSE $$$0**
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o***quickly any house or refer 000*
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0000 Call Buyers pm 219-0859. ****
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-
OAKBROOK CONDO 1220 SW 16th Ave.
S2BR/2BA, furn, W/D, pool, double closet.
Clean, quiet. $125,000. Call 271-0101, leave
BEAUTIFUL 4bed/2bath home. Fireplace,
screened porch, private lot. Convenient to
Shands & VA. $185,900. Debra Oberlin,
REALTOR, ERA Trend Realty 1-21-4-5
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BED-Oueier .nrinopdrl: irrm, 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
352-377-9846 4-20-71-6 -
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400. Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
' Syndicated Content
M/F responsible student to.share 3BR/2BA
home in quiet NW area. $300/mo + 1/3
utils. Call-352-303-6128 or 727-458-2737
Roommate needed to share beautiful 3/2
house in NW Gainesville. Fully furn, pets
welcome, huge fenced yard, W/D, DW.
Available immediately. Vicky at 386-734- *
I ; .
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
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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 4-20-71-6
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Qu6en/-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
BedsOFull mattress & boxspring sets
$49OQn sets $89OSingle sets $39OKing
sets $99OFrom -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
plasticOtwin sets $790full sets $119OQn
sets $139OKing sets $189Ostudent dis-
couni; applyi4370) SA/ 'uirh A~,e 376-0953.
We deliver. 4-20-71-6
9pc BR furn set. Solid light wood. Armoire
w/mirror, dresser, two 2pc nightstands, 2pc
headboard w/mirror. Lots of storage space!
Asking $370. 954-673-0662 1-18-5-6
BEAUTIFUL MATCHING COFFEE TABLE &
END TABLE. Dark cherry wood. Great con-
dition. $100 for both. Call 870-3333 1-19-3-6
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005 a ALLIGATOR, 17
We Mak Hote- Ca/?
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-
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
- computer/laptop repair
- networks, wireless, virus
- we BEAT all prices!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7
I -n..rn~'~. ., -,
Goes above & beyond to insure a working
computer. 813-545-9580 1-21-5-7
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
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La Marchanto 100% authentic Nicaraguan
Products: "Rosquillas" $2, "Tacacos en miel"'
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pan" $5 per pound! 352-338-7759, 219-3305
Great condition, very cheap. BEST OFFER
Call 352-246-6201 1-20-5-10
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
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-
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939. 4-20-71-10
- -11 < __9 4 4lb
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
YAMAHA ZUMA scooter 50cc, 80mpg.
Very,. good condition, green 1900. mi,
bmoviefan.com for pics $1100 OBO 352-
03 SUZUKI SV 650 S. Exc cond, mechanic
kept. Fast. Fender elim & more. $5000, OBO
2000 YAMAHA SCOOTER for sale. Maroon
color; bought from Streit's in Gainesville.
Comes with official owner ship title. Call Matt
Very cool, brand new canary yellow 60s style
retro scooter! Goes up to. 50 mph, 4 stroke
engine, Ist $800 OBO takes it. Has 170
miles, includes matching full-face helmet.
1999 KAWASAKI ZX-6 NINJA
$3500/obo. tONY 941-320-9522. 1-24-5-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
ORunning or notl@
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
r*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 $4495
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.
4-20-71-12. ,- .. ... ..,.
97 Civic DX 2dr $4995
95 Camry LE $3995
94 Accord LX 4dr $4295
97 Camry LE $5495
$500! Police Impounds!
Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas, etc.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 1-31-
SUZUKI GRAN VITARA 99 Low mileage,
excellent condition. $8000 OBO. 352-256-
$2001 CHEVY CAVALIER
43k miles, good condition, $4950. Call 514-
FOR SALE 92 White Chevy Corsica, runs
&- drives. Accidented on front, left fender.
$650 OBO. Call 352-219-3305 or 352-338-
7759. Parked temp at 1224 NW-21st Ave.
f991 JAGUAR XJ6 Sovereign black, 4-
door, extremely nice, dependable, $4500
1991 VOLVO 740-
4dr, auto, gray, AC, 145k, like new $2250
2000 BLUE HYUNDAI ACCENT 4 door, runs
well, good gas mileage, A/C, new wheels
& tires. 79k- miles. $3800. Call 335-1224.
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring your W2 & drive home today. Cash
cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
now 338-1999 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
We finance anyone! $2000 discount off
finance price. More than -150 vehicles in
stock. Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
SUZUKI GRAN VITARA'01
67k miles, 6 cyl, silver, runs great $6950.
Call 352-335-6337 1-28-10-12
91 HONDA CIVIC
4 DOOR, BLACK, EXCELLENT
CONDITION, 130K MILES $1700 OBO.
CALL 846-5978 1-21-5-12
86 HONDA CIVIC 5 speed manual, 116k
miles, AC,. excellent condition, many new
parts, records available, $900. Plese call
2002 CHEVY BLAZER
2dr, 2WD, excellent condition, still under
factory warranty. 23,900 -mi, 4.3/6 cyl auto
engine. Many extras. $12,500. Extended
warranty avail. 372-8092 1-25-7-12
2002 BLACK HYUNDAI ACCENT GS
2 door, 43k miles, A/C, automatic, tinted win-
dows. Excellent condition. $5500/OBO. Call
LOCAL ARTIST 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.
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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 & rodpnts. 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
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schooling, learn @ your own pace, time, &
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Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
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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/
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
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HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm 378-
2442 or come in and fill out an application
@ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training.provided.
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Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254e
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 1-18-62-14
ARC of Alachua County is hiring people to
assist developmentally disabled adults. 2 yr
degree or 2 yrs experience in field. Email:
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
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8, ALLIGATOR a TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005
M 1 Help Wanted
nationwidee mortgage lender has immediate
ales positions avail for college students
seeking professional work exp. No exp re-
uired, flexible hours. Apply in person btwn
,-9pm Mon-Fri at 1900 SW 34th St Suite 206
2nd floor above credit union)
3REAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY!.Park
'lace Car Wash is looking for hard workers
or all positions. Cashiers (must have full day
ivail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
lifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
vork environment. Apply in person -7404
JW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
ihone calls please. 1-31-19-14
NOW HIRING NOTETAKERS
The Perfect Work Study Program
firing excellent notetakers in UF's 50 most
popularr classes. Apply in person. Located
cross from The Swamp in the UF Plaza.
interviews only. Office employees-editing
experience a plus. General office staff for
lays & nights (a 20hr/wk) Apply in person
firing RN to coordinate health services.
'refer 4 yr degree or previous case manage-
nent exp. Email:. email@example.com
\LLIGATOR PT 9:30-2 every Thursday.
assist with distribution handing out papers
in campus. Need 6-8 people. Apply. at the
-dependent Florida Alligator office. 1105 W.
University Ave. 8am-4pm-No calls please.
,ood Pay. 1-18-3-14
;1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT No
experiencee necessary. For more info call
Vorld's largest pizza delivery company now
) Pizza makers
) Phone order takers
,l you need is a reliable car & a very positive
attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domigo's loca-
ons in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
;ummer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
)r Graduate Hall Directors, Staff Resource
assistantss and Judicial Assistant in the
)department of Housing and Residence
education. Graduate Hall Directors reside in
is/her area of responsibility, and supervise,
develop, and direct the staff under his/her
responsibility. The number of staff varies by
rea, as well as the number of residents liv-
ig.in the hall. The Staff Resource Assistants
develop and facilitates programming and
sources for residence life staff. The Judicial
assistant works with various aspects of the
idicial program. Applicants must be admit-
Ad to graduate school., enrolled for 9-12
ours, and have some organized group living
experience. The beginning salary is $3,420
ach semester based on 9:5 months of work.
n on-campus apartment, fully furnished with
1f utilitieS local telephone, and basic cable
service is provided. Application deadline (for
priority consideration): Friday, February 18,
005. Contact Kathy Smith at the Housing
Office, 392-2171 ext 10139 2-18-33-14
all 2004 & Spring 2005 Graduates:
cooking for a fast paced and exciting career.
;elected candidates will earn $38,000 while
1 the District Manager Training Program.
'he Pantry, Inc. is seeking to fill four
iositions^ y the end of Spring 2005. Send
esumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE
I/FN 1-5-1-14 .. ..
Sl Help Wanted
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to the psychol-
ogy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
NEW YEAR, NEW WORK
Flex schedules, sales/svc, great for students,
all ages 18+, conditions apply. 335-1422 1-
The Village Market
Haile Plantation P/T help 15-25 hrs Apply
within 380-0111. Call for directions only. 1-
Looking for an exciting place to work? Apply
at University Air Center for Flightline Service
or call Bob at 335-4681. Hiring part-time
night shift. 1-20-10-14
Energetic, serious, hard-working individuals
to assist customers with high quality sporting
goods merchandise. We're looking for the
best. Full and part time opportunities. No
phone calls. Min 1 yr commitment. Lloyd
Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 1-21-10-14
GET PAID TO PLAY
the YMCA is now accepting applications for
the following positions: after school counsel-
ors, personal trainers, spin instructors, cus-
tomer service staff, & program director. Apply
in person @ 5201 NW 34th St. 1-21-10-14
Easily Make $1000/Day! Start earning
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SCHOOL: Part time Preschool/Kindergarten
Spanish'teacher, Part Time AA teacher &
Substitute Teachers. Stop by 8505 NW 39th
Ave to apply. 1-21-10-14
Driver wanted, PT, clean license req. Call
Bryan or Greg @ Boston Seafood between
9-3 @ 335-7933 1-21-10-14
Hiring FT & PT person to assist event cater-
ing director. Positive, fun work environment
w/office hours & off-site event hours. Skills
include great attitude, ability to multi-task,
affinity for fast-paced work environment, ex
cellent phone skills & enthusiasm for food,
planning & customer service.Apply in person
at Celebrations Catering 904 N. Main St.
Tumbling &/or gymnastic coach. Florida's
leading gymnastics & youth sports facility is
looking for motivated & energetic coaches to
teach children beginner through advanced
tumbling &/or beginner/intermediate gym-
nastics. Great facility, great staff, great pay
Good pay, flexible schedules, customer
sales/svc; all ages 18+, conditions apply.
Call 335-1577 1-28-16-14
Sign on bonus
All positions available. Apply in person @ 210
SW 2nd Ave. Five Star Pizza. 1-21-10-14 -
ACCOUNTING STUDENT for bookkeeping
employment. Will train. Quickbooks Pro.
Resume to Christina email@example.com 331-
PART TIME WORK
Great pay, ideal for students & second in-
comes, flex scheds, sales/svc, all ages 18+,
conditions apply 375-1422 1-28-16-14
PEOPLE NEEDED ASAP in non call center.
Very flexible schedule. Earn cash daily for
PT/FT day & night shifts. Many positions
available. 877-244-0810 1-24-10-14
Medical Assistant for busy dermatology
office. Ideal position for health-related major.
PT till 6/05, then FT 4.5 days/wk. Minimum
1 yr commitment. Experience preferred
but willing to train motivated person. Fax,
resume to 352-332-2966. 1-19-7-14 :
S1 Help Wanted
Assistant mother for busy family, teenage
children and a dog. Afternoons M-Th. 15-20
hrs/wk. Transportation, light housekeeping,
laundry & light meal prep. Mature, respon-
sible person with references. 335-1306.
FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
Instruct 3rd thru 12th grade students from
any location; internet connection required;
send resume firstname.lastname@example.org 2-2-15-
FT, PT Maint Techs & Groundskeepers ,
Interview & Start Immediately
Multiple positions available '
Maintain cleanliness/curb appeal
Troubleshoot/Basic Apt Maintenance
Paid Benefits EEO DFWP
Apply 220 N Main St 375-2152 1-18-5-14
PT Position with local
Apt Community Energetic
Attitude & Cust Service Exp
Apply Paradigm Properties
220 N Main St. 375-2152 1-18-5-14
PT Childcare needed in SW home. M, T, W
or F mornings and/or afternoons, 2 sm kids
- Starts immed. Refs. needed. Can share job
- $8/hr. Call 371-0354 1-20-7-14
Pizza makers needed. Flexible schedule
great work environment.. Please apply at
Gator Dining Services Business Office. 1-
FT/PT Kennel Attendant needed immediately
for Vet clinic. Flexible schedule. Must be reli-
able and great with animals. Contact Mike
PT Maintenance person needed immediately
for Vet clinic. Light cleaning duties, flexible
schedule. Contact Mike 377-6003 1-18-5-14
F/T and P/T for hotel. Hourly & bonus.
Weekdays & weekends. Friendly attitudes
w/good customer svc skills. Apply in person
4021 SW40th Blvd. 1-26-10-14
PART TIME LEASING AGENT
Apply in person Windmeadows Apts. 2712
SW 34th St. 373-3558 DFWP 4-20-68-14
NANNY WANTED PT or 2 PT Mon-Fri SW
Gainesville for 1 infant. Feb thru June.
Must have exp & ref. Email resume to
email@example.com or call 373-1631
DANCERS WANTED Are you pretty?
Dancers needed for private company. Great
pay, flexible hours. Open 24 hrs. 352-376-
2800 1-21-7-14 -
EDUCATION RETAIL STORE
Needs part time help. Flexible weekday
hours plus 2-3 Saturdays a month. Please
bring in a resume to 2020 NW 6th St. 1-
Accounting Students (FT/PT) needed for
busy CPA firm, who are reliable, detail
oriented and able to multi-task. Should pos-
sess strong organizational skills, outstanding
phone etiquette, outgoing personality and
professional experience. Previous computer
experience necessary (Outlook, Word and
Excel). Email resume and availability to
Aubrey at firstname.lastname@example.org 1-18-3-14
PRESCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED Mon-Fri
2-6pm at warm, loving, Jewish daysshool.
Call 376-1508 ext 101 or email Debby@bnai
Growing company needs PT help.
Bookkeeper Quickbooks exp only. Delivery
& warehouse, website administrator, clean
background check only need apply. Fax
resume with salary req to 377-5595 2-10-
FT or PT. Send resume to HR@gleim.com
or call 352-375-0772 ext 122
'j mu -
GREEN SPARROW Chinese Restaurant
(Haile Plantation Village Center) now
hiring FT/PT cooks, (Chinese special-
ity), kitchen helpers, cashiers, servers,
delivery drivers. Call 871-5771 for appt.
Bright, enthusiastic, industrious workers
-wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
Family Housing and Single Graduate
Student areas within the Department of
Housing and Residence Education is looking
for 2-4 students or OPS employees to work
in the village offices as Assistant Managers.
Looking for individuals who can work 20hrs/
wk and can work between 2-6pm Monday-
Friday. For more informaiton on the Assistant
Manager positions, please visit our website
at: www..housing.ufl.edu/villages, or stop by.
the Main Housing Office (corner of Museum
Rd & SW 13 St. ) and speak with Mohammad
PHARMACEUTICAL SALES positions
now available. Want to work in this lu-
crative industry? Clip and save this ad.
for Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse. 1624
SW 13th St. Apply in person 1-4pm. FT or
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| Help Wanted
for UF Intramural Sports.
No experience necessary.
$6.75 $7.25/hr for officials
$5.50/hr for scorekeepers
Evenings and weekends only
For more info, stop by room 120
Southwest Rec or 846-1081 x 278
UF Students only. 1-19-4-14
Swim Instructor/Office Staff
Seal Swim School now hiring energetic, fun,
responsible individuals. PT/FT positions
available. Competitive pay. WSI certifica-
tion Feb. Lutz 813-948-7134; Tampa 813-
932-5455; North Pinellas 727-943-8782.
gatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
$8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule.
Call Dave for info: 379-9600 1-21-5-14
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed.
Gatorfood.com is looking for responsible,
enthusiastic people. City geography knowl-
edge, customer svc. exp helpful. For more
info-call David 379-3663 1-21-4-14
Start building or add to your resume! Studen
managers and supervisors wanted for food
svc jobs on UF campus. Pay $8-$10/hr
based on exp. Apply at Gator Dining busi-
ness office 1-21-5-14
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005 N ALLIGATOR, 1'
I Help Wanted 3
Pizza makers needed. Flexible schedule,
great work environment. Please apply at
Gator Dining Services business office. 1-
Friendly, outgoing customer service/cashier.
PT M-Sat. Ada's Clothes Repair. Clal
Shannon @ 284-2959 1-21-5-14
Full time or part time sales agent needed.
Flexible schedule, great job for student
and recent grads! Earn an average $300
per day. First Horizon Merchant Services
a Fortune 500 Company is looking or 3
sales agents in Gainesville area. Call 866-
882-9600 or email email@example.com
*21 Help Wanted
CUSTOMER SERVICE rep wanted
MS OFfice Experience required.
Contact: Jackson Industries,
4001 Newberry'Rd., E4, GVL or
BABYSITTER NEEDED in my home M-F
8am-3pm. Must have own transportation &
references. $8/hr. 335-2564 1-21-5-14
Gourmet Sandwich & Coffee Shop
Need PT Cashire & Sandwich Maker
Located 16 miles east of UF
Call between 4PM to 7PM only
Ask for Mike 352-475-9577 1-21-5-14
Earn Lot Of Cash while you train yourself for
WEALTH! www. LifetimeOfProsperity.com
|I Help Wanted
Premier Business System. Work From Any
Location! Up To $2000-$5000/mo. PT. Full
Seeking person to create top quality creative
webpage for local business. Work on own
time & schedule at any location. Fee neg.
Will pay cash. Email contact info & example
of work/link to firstname.lastname@example.org
5 STAR Pizza is now hiring pizza makers,
phone personnel & delivery drivers.-Great
pay, flexible hours. Closing drivers average
Over $100 per shift. Apply in person-at 600
NW75th St. 352-333-7979 1-28-10-14
Mij Help Wanted
PREMIER PRODUCTIONS, a young and
dynamic Promotion/Marketing company, is
hiring for the following positions:
* Full and part-time Sales Associates
* Accounting Internship (PAID)
* Internships (business related). College
* Graphic Design Internships. College
UF/SFCC students welcome. Greek
Affiliation A+. Please fax resume and
handwritten cover letter to 352-375-0004.
LINE COOKS & PIZZA MAKER
Apply in person 2-5pm NAPOLATANO'S
606 NW75th St. 1-21-5-14
) 0 l Help Wante
PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT TEACHER
Downtown preschool needs nurturing, par!
time, assistant teachers. Must have ext
w/young children. Excellent working environ
ment. 376-1818 1-20-4-14
Loving, caring person for Sund'a Churc'
Nursery. responsible and reliable
Background check, references required.
Call Leslee, 378-1527 1-19-3-14
NOW accepting applications for Residen
Assistant, Apprentice Resident Assistani
and Residential College Advisor positions fo
the FALL 2005 Semester. Applications are
available from every residence hall area of
fice, and the Residence Life and Educatior
office in the Department of Housing anc
Residence Education. Application deadline
is 4:30 pm on Monday, January 24, 2005
For further information contact Kathy Smitt
at 392-2171 ext. 10139 1-24-4-14
TCBY now hiring assistant managers E
employees for all shifts at all location:
Thornebrook Village, Archer .& 34th anc
Newberry Square locations. Apply in person
' Looking for enthusiastic team players t(
join technical support staff of growing soft
ware company. FT/PT available. Exp witl
Windows NT/2000, Linus/UNIX, HTML anc
Java preferred but not necessary. Please
send resume to email@example.com or fa:
to 352-333-1117 1-24-5-14
$6/hr part-time. Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique. 372-1226 1-31-10-14
In-home childcare for active 4 year old, TH 2
30 9pm. Previous experience & reference
required. Call Jenny @ 335-5386 1-20-3-14
IVEY'S GRILL has openings for servers an
kitchen staff. Shifts are from Tues thru Sun
7:30 am to 4:00 pm. All positions are part
time. Apply in person .@ 3303 W. Univ. Ave
Closed Mondays. 1-21-4-14
Work/study position on campus. Office asst
15hrs/wk organized people-person, com
petent in Word/Excel. Pay based on exp
Contact Jill or Jolie 392-7805 1-245-14
Multi-tasking receptionist needed. Students
welcome. 9rn-l.pm. Apply in person 1703 r
Main St: 1-21-4-14
DRIVER FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
Feb 12-14. Own car. Non-smoking. Appl
5416 NW 8th Ave. 1-21-4-14
Close To UF, Convenient
533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercede.
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissal
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-783
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ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habit:
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Call for a free workout
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- Ser-i-es Health. er-ice:- Eh.7en,.,
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Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
HORSE BOARDING peaceful spacious
30 acres ring-arena round pens expe-
rienced help 12x12 stalls 1-352-472-2627.
Owner on premisis 35+ yrs exp. Lessons
Come ride with us! Great Farm
Awesome Horses & Top Notch Instruction.
Hunters & Natural Horsemanship.
TRAFFIC SCHOOL ONLINE
Take Points Off Your Driver's License
And Dismiss Traffic Tickets
With Online Driver Improvement Courses
Whipoorwill Farm: Stall and/or pasture board.
10 min W of UF off Archer Rd. CBS Barn
12x12 stalls on 27 shaded acres. Lighted
arena, round pen, trails, tackroom. Owner on
premises. 376-8792 4-20-71-15
SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM
Quality Boarding 0 Lessons/English 0
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horse farm 466-4060 4-20-71-15
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I can help you to complete your paper.
Learn to write. Outline, research, grammar,
coherent thought application, typing... Sliding
scale. 24-hr svc. 374-7038 2-2-21-15
Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle Lessons.
Popular, Blues, Bluegrass, Weddings,
Receptions, Parties. Call Alan Stowell @
TERM PAPER HELP: Frustrated? Need
Assistance? Help with research and
writing? TOLL FREE 1-888-345-8295
Individuals or small groups:
375-6641 Harold Nobles
STEVE'S QUALITY HOUSE CLEANING
House & Apt. Delivery Service
I Will Clean Your House & Apt.-
Room Size S. $25 M. $30 L. $35
Call 1-866-405-7275 Ext 912170 1-31-15-15
I"' e .Health Servies :]
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Free Pregnancy Test
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Gro-ps forming now. 339-2199.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ACNE with
Blue Light Treatments for moderate acne.
Call Dermatology Associates 352-332-4051
ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
NOW AVAILABLE: Well-child & illness
medical care for children of registered UF
students, aged 2 months to 18 years located
at Student Health a Corry Village. Clinic
hours limited to Friday a.m. 8:30 12:30.
Fee for service. Call 392-1161 Ext 4444 for
an appointment. Visit www.shcc.ufl.edu for
more information. 1-28-10-16
SAME DAY SERVICE: transcription, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
exp. 24 hr turnaround. New phone #Connie
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.SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
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GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 WUniv
Ave 375-3752. 4-20-71-18
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
GIANT CD CLEARANCE SALE Most CDs
MUST GO $5.99, ten for $50! Making room
for more DVDs. Cash for DVDs HEAR
AGAIN CDs & DVD 818 W. University AVe.
Hair and Make-up photo shoot
Apply in person Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Einstein's Garage 378-4460 4000 Newberry
Rd Suite "B" 2-9-25-18
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January 29th & 30th. 9-4 @ Paramont Resort
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 21'
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
NASHVILLE The smile on
freshman Corey Brewer's face
could not have been any bigger.
It explained everything. It po-
litely related his pride in his team
and himself. And it reciprocated
the pride his nearby hometown of
Portland, Tenn., had in him.
In front of a personal cheering
section comprised of friends and
family members, Brewer finished
with 7 points, seven rebounds and
two steals in a 82-65 win against
Vanderbilt on Saturday, helping
UF mount a 3-0 start early in its
Southeastern Conference season.
"It felt great," said a beaming
Brewer through his typical ear-to-
ear smile. "We knew the crowd
was going to -be loud. It was a
great environment, and we came.
out and got a great win."
While his numbers may not
scream MVP, his hustle provided
some inspiring plays that set the
tone for UF's early domination.
Less than two minutes into
the game, junior guard Anthony
Roberson collected a steal,
pushed up the court and dished
to Brewer, who threw down a
fast-break dunk. Brewer, fouled
on the play and made the ensuing
free throw for a 3-point play.
Later, Brewer returned the fa-
vor, stealing the ball and passing
to Roberson for a fast-break layup
during a 12-0 half-ending UF run.
"I was just telling the guys, and
Roberson was telling us, 'Let's go.
Let's go. We've got to take it to.
them,'" Brewer said. "And we
kept taking it. Then we got up by
20 and knew it was over."
About 200 friends and fam-
ily members made the 45-minute
drive south to catch a glimpse of
the freshman. When Brewer exit-
ed the Memorial Gym, he caught
a glimpse of them.
As Brewer and Co. made their
way toward the team bus, a mob
of cheering Gators fans bran-
with hopes of
the sea of or-
ange and blue,
a peculiar pur-
from Brewer's former Portland
High team received some per-
Brewer signed autographs
and took pictures with his former
teammates and others before
enjoying applause as he boarded
While Brewer may have rel-
ished the post-game veneration,
as indicated by his giant grin, he
said his posse's cheers weren't a
distraction during the game.
For Coach Billy Donovan, who
expressed concern regarding the
pressure Brewer .would face in
his homecoming, the freshman's
composure was refreshing.
"I told Corey before the game,
I don't know when you're a fresh-
man and come back home to play
what you can say as a coach to
get you focused," Donovan said.
"Corey ... kind of gets lost in the
game. There was a lot of pressure
on him. But I thought he handled
it pretty well."
Size disadvantage no problem for UF'
HOOPS, from page 24
center Dawid Przybyszewski, the
Gators outrebounded Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt -was able to as-
semble an 11-2 run in the second
half with three consecutive three-
point shots. With 2:59 remaining,
Vanderbilt's Shan Foster, who fin-
ished with a team-high 18 points,
hit a three-pointer to cut UF's lead
The Gators effectively con-
tained the Commodores' perim-
eter offense, however, limiting
the SEC's second-best three-point
shooter, Mario Moore, to 10
points and 2 of 9 shooting from
beyond the arc.
"They're going to get threes
up regardless of how you play
them," UF coach Billy Donovan
said. "I thought our kids just
hung in there and battled."
Gators may grab more prospects this week
RECRUITING, from page 24
senior year due to a broken left ankle suffered dur-
ing the preseason.
He finished his junior season with 38 catches,
787 yards and 12 touchdowns.
With several targets on the UF recruiting board
participated during the game, Boateng made sure
to do his part to sway them toward Gainesville.
"I've been putting Florida in the ears of plenty
of guys all week," Boateng said. "David Nelson,
Chris Scott and Jerome Hayes I feel like we've
got a good shot at them."
The West team defeated the East due to a deci-
sive advantage at quarterback. Mark Sanchez, the
nation's top quarterback and a Southern California
commit, and Ryan Perrilloux, the No. 2 prospect,
lit up the Alamo Dome thanks in part to a strong
Blue-chip prospect Desean Jackson, the game's
MVP who finished with seven catches for 141
ment that replay is coming to a
SEC school near you, the problem
is not entirely solved.
Instant replay has already
been implemented in the Big Ten,
and is coming to the SEC.
But what about the rest of the
conferences throughout college
What happens when UF plays
Florida State and the ACC referees:
yards, is considering the Gators.
However, the Long Beach, Calif., native has said
it will be hard to pull him.from the West Coast.
"I've been putting Florida in the ears of
plenty of guys all week. David Nelson,
Chris Scott and Jerome Hayes I feel
like we've got a good shot at them."
UF oral commitment
Nelson, another West wide receiver, has nar-
rowed his choices down to the UF, Notre Dame
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound receiver will visit
Gainesville this Friday and announce his decision
Oral commitments are non-binding until a na-
tional letter-of-intent is signed on National Signing
Day on Feb. 2.
make the call? Or what happens
when the Gators, along with the
SEC refs, travel to Tallahassee?
The replay equipment likely
won't be set up on the road, mak-
ing it impossible to use the new
system in a non-SEC stadium.
Human judgment can be
flawed, and there's no reason
why the NCAA shouldn't
implement instant replay across
the board. Even if it makes the
already dreadfully-long college
football games last a few more
My biggest complaint about
the new system is that, unlike in
the NFL, coaches can't order a
replay the call must come from
a neutral observer in the booth. I
foresee fans complaining about
discrepancies regarding which
calls are reviewed.
At least the SEC is on the right
track. Hopefully, the resg of the
NCAA will follow.
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Gators survive first-half barrage
By MICHAEL MAURINO
The final score was no different from any other. -
However, the game was unlike any this season.
Sunday afternoon, the UF women's basketball team
defeated South Carolina, 67-57.
Despite the victory and sizeable lead in the final two
minutes, the Gators (12-5, 3-1 Southeastern Conference)
struggled throughout the game.
Though shooting 41.7 percent in the first half, UF
trailed 35-27 to start the second. The Gamecocks (6-11, 1-3
SEC) were even better from the field, shooting 48 percent,
and were the recipients of 13 UF turnovers in the first 20
The second half looked like more of the same as South '.
Carolina pushed the lead as high as 12.
Saying that in the SEC, "you have to respect all and
fear none," including lowly teams like South Carolina,
Coach Carolyn Peck said that the Gators' lack of focus
was the reason for the poor play.
"That's what I think we lacked in the first half," Peck
said. "But they got our respect early in ithait first half and
then our attention definitely got where it needed to be."
"When they start believing, and knowing
how good they are, that's when they're go- -
ing to be really good all the time."
SCarolyn Peck "
UF women's basketball coach, -:
After the Gamecocks took-a 46-34 lead at the 15-minute
mark, the Gators began their winning rally.
Junior Berice Mosby, who had only two field goals in
Thursday's loss to Louisiana State, scored two consecu-
tive layupF that cut the lead to 8. She would finish with
17 points and 12 rebounds, her sixth double-double this
Senior Tashia Morehead then hit a three-pointer, ap-
pearing recovered from a strained quad and sprained
ankle that slowed her play earlier this season. Morehead
scored 16 points Sunday, including 4 of 6 from behind the
"I was glad to see Tashia Morehead came to play,"
Peck said. "!She stepped it up big. Her focus was on good
leadership on the floor and -he made a lot of good things
The Gators concluded their six-minute, 16-2 run with
two free throws from -enior Tamia Williams, putting UF
Williams finished with 21 points, including five three-
Turnovers and defense were the difference in.the
second half. In the first, UF struggled with ball-handling,
just as it had against LSU. After recording 24 turnovers
Emily Harris AlllgaLor Staff
Senior guard Tamia Williams followed her 15-point
performance against Louisiana State with 21 points
in a South Carolina win.
against the Tigers, the Gators had 13 to start against the
Peck said she reminded her players of the LSU game,
where they thlue the ball all over the gym." She said
good decisions led to just three turnovers in the final 20
R\ ponding to the Gamecocks' high-percentage shoot-
ing in the hr-t half, LiF clamped dov vm,, yielding just 26
percent in the second.
"In the first half our dtfen-iv\e intensfit was nowhere
close to where it's been, Peck -aid. "There was no inten-
sity, no pressure on the ball to make things happen."
Peck said she is happy with the fact that UF has won
two SEC road games, a difficult feat. She added that the
best is still ahead.
"When thli, start believing, and knowing how good
they are, that when they're going to be really good all
the time," she said. :
Radio broadcasts contributed to this report
Bars fall costly:
LSU downs UF
By DAN TREAT
With an increased emphasis on points and routine
difficulty this season, one might expect the No. 12 UF
gymnastics team tostart the season with lower scoring
While the Gators' score did increase by more
.than a full-point from the season-opening Super Six
Challenge, the jump was. not enough to overtake
Louisiana State on Friday night, as the No. 20 Tigers
dcfta ted UF 195.625-195.55 in Baton Rouge, La.
"We definitely hung together, and there were some
great bright spots," Coach Rhonda Faehn said. "They
weren't as sharp as we were the week before at the
The Gators entered the final rotation with a 0.325
lead, but LSU's 49.125 on floor exercise outpaced UF's
48.75 on balance beam.
Sophomore Breanne King won her first collegiate
all-around title with a score of 39.275.
"I was really excited to have won,"
King said. "I. would have loved to
have won team as well, but I think
everyone went out and did their job."
King also won the balance beam
for the second meet in a row, tallying
Sa 9.85, just ahead of teammate Katie
Faehn Rue's 9.80.
Rue also won -the third. collegiate
vault title of her career with a score of 9.90.
"Katie did a wonderful job for us," Faehn said. "She
came in on floor and did a great routine and ended up
winning vault. She also did an exhibition on bars and
did an unbelievable job which got a score of 9.8, which
we really could have used."
Freshmen Tiffany Murry and Tracey Rai tied for
second on vault with scores of 9.85.
Murry also won her first career event title, garner-
ing a 9.925 on floor exercise.
The Gators, however, continued to struggle on the
uneven bars and were forced to count a fall for the
second consecutive meet. Their score of 48.4 was their
lowest of the night.
"I think that obviously we were very disappointed
with our performance on bars," Faehn said. "Again,
our mistakes were by freshmen, who I'm sure are frus-
trated, but that's easy to fix.
"We're just going to make some line-up changes for
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Roberson collects 30 in rout of Vandy
* THE GUARD HIT A BUZZ-
ER BEATER AND SAYS HE
(NEW IT WAS GOING IN.
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
NASHVILLE The half-
ime horn sounded. The rn.t'-c
;wished. And with a deflat'ed
Vanderbilt crowd watching its,
Vlen's Basketball team limp
JF 82 toward the
/anderbilt 65 the only
signs of life
he Gators' jubilant fist-pump-
ng sprint off the Memorial Gym
Seconds earlier, UF guard
Anthony Roberson hit a biuzzer-
:eating, backbreaking three-
?ointer, giving his tearh a 43-27
.ead. And the Commodores,
wh: handed the GCators 111-. 3 -
) Southeastern Conterencei tlheLr
first SEC loss. here lIast -eason
oiddcn't reco. er. tallying .2-te5
'i knew\ when it leIt mi, hand
t i-,c: gong in." Roblrson -aid of
he -hot "And I aI.1' the light be-
-unddbe basket g>:, off .o I knew it
i as going to cont "
The thLu-e-poiuntr capped
a. 19-4 half-ending UF run that
Roberson said destroyed the
1.lllcC tcLrn''. morale.
While the shot may have been
-is ni,1.t driamatic of the game, it
awa- lust a s.ample.
Roberson made 6 of 10 from
Mark Humphrey/ AP Photo
UF's Corey Brewer finds his path blocked by Vanderbilt's Dawid
Przybyszewski and Shan Foster, right, during the Gators' win.
beyond the arc, accounting for make the trip due to an ear infec-
most of his game-high 30 points, tion, Roberson again shouldered
And in the absence of teammate UF's offensive burden.
Matt Walsh, who's out with an After scoring 34 against
severe ankle sprain and didn't Auburn on Wednesday, Roberson
became the first Gators player
with at least 30 points in consecu-
tive games since Andrew Moten
in 1986, earning him SEC Player
of the Week honors for the first
time since his freshman season.
"I think the biggest thing is
that we're 3-0 in our conference,"
Roberson said. "Tennessee is go-
ing to be at home [on Wednesday].
We've got to get that one. But it
will feel good to be 4-0, 5-0 in this
Along with the shooting of
Roberson and sophomore guard
Lee Humphrey, .who finished
with 10 points, the Gators set a
physical tone early with rebound-
ing and defense.
Forward David Lee, who col-
lected a game- and career-high 17
rebounds along with 11 points,
played a leadership role in the
Gators' attack-the-ball style.
Less than two minutes into
the game, Lee drove through
a foul.and converted a layup.
After missing the resulting foul
shot, Lee grabbed his own re-
bound. After missing the ensu-
ing attempt, he grabbed another
rebound and was fouled on a
"Torught is the last night I'll
get to play in Nashville," said
Lee, UF's lone senior. "I just
wanted to come out here and lead
Despite the Commodores hav-
Sing a 5-2 advantage in players tall-
er than 6-foot-8, including 7-foot-2
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 21
WR prospect pledges to Gators at game
By ERIC ESTEBAN
e.- I,-I ,nr h, :.,:,,
SAN ANTONIO The Southwest
played host to America's best high-school-
?rs Saturday ih the U.S. Army All-American
While the West routed the East, 35-3, UF
:oach Urban Meyer had reason to celebrate
luring the game.
A host of potential Gators played in
he game, while-rone, wide receiver Nyan
3oateng, announced his oral commitment to
.JF cdrincg the second quarter.
Boateng, ranked the No. 14 1tceiv*er in the
nation by Scout.com, ciho- the Gators over
Nebraska, T\ichigan. Penn State and defend-
ing national champions
"I'm going to UE, be-
cause I want to win a na-
tional chamnpiionhip and I
know I can do that there,"
Boateng said. "Coach
Meyer's offense is made
ateg for receivers, and I can't
Boateng wait to get to Gainesville
to show what I can do."
Boateng showcased his speed throughout
much of the game, accelerating for more than
20 yards after the catch.on the t-,%.o -hort pass-
es thrown his way. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound
t.irget rhoma BioolJvn. NY. v ai adajnmant that
Meyer was his primary reason for commit-
ting t the Gat,:.s
'\'We got everything in place at UF with
Coach Meyer," Boateng said. "Chris Leak
is the best quarterback in the nation, the
Swamp is the toughest place to play in the
nation and the Gators provided the best situ-
ation for me."
The big-play receiver didn't compete his
SEE RECRUITING, PAGE 21
W Tho said the Southeastern
Conference wasn't pro-
Nevermind. That was me.
Lo and behold, my ears
were in disbelief last week when I
heard the news the SEC is like-
Andrew a. radical
Drew's Control ment in
email@example.com the Pac-10,
is played in Oregon and
Wa-hinton -- you know, those
weird free-iov-ing John-Kerry-
But not m the -SEC. Not in the
conference where games are still
hosted in Starkville, Miss.
I, for one, have been to
Starkville. Cold beer is not sold
at gas stations. College students
roam the streets toting coolers
with wheels. It's a strange scene.
Starkville aside, I can no
longer joke about the SEC's 19th-
century habits, because the Good
Ole Conference just made its best
decision in years.
Replay, stupid. It's the most
logical decision, and I can't fath-
om why every conference doesn't
use video replay after controver-
sial referee calls.
Sure, it's expensive to install,
'and there are other issues to con-
sider. But games can be saved.
Imagine if the referees had the
option to review the whole Dallas
Baker debacle at Tennessee.
Or imagine if the referees were
able to review Ron Zook on the
sidelines throughout his three
seasons at UF. Certainly one of
the zebras would have recog-
nized the Zooker as a fraud and
replaced him with a more capable
Despite the grand announce-
SEE CONTROL, PAGE 21
* UF guard Anthony Roberson
receivedd SEC Player of the Week
donors after posting back-to-back
30-piint efforts. Roberson scored
34 against Auburn and 30 against
* 1975: The UF women's basketball
team won its first game, a 51-47 vic-
tory against Rollins College. The game
sparked a seven-game winning streak
for the Gators.
n UF senior All-American Can-
dice Scott, who shattered her
own collegiate record in the
weight throw Saturday. It was
the fourth time Scott broke
an NCAA mark in the event.
SThe men's and women's track and field
teams had their first indoor meet of the season
and the men's swimming and diving team was
in action too. Log on to alligator.org/sports for
stories. Also check out completely new pages
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