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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 84
MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2005
FSA discusses block tuition, Bright Futures
By BRIDGET CAREY
Student Government representatives from
across the state met Friday-to draw battle lines
in their fight against block tuition and other
potential student financial woes.
The Florida Student Association, the stu-
dent lobbying group for Florida's 11 public
universities, met in Boca Raton to focus on
ways of effectively crushing the block tuition
proposal, protecting the Florida Bright Futures
Scholarship and prepaid college programs and
also squash proposals encouraging students to
In addition to its financial focus, FSA will
be raising money for tsunami victims and
showcasing it to the key members of the leg-
islature Feb.16, the same day the association
will argue against the body's proposed tuition
The major target of Student Body President
Jamal Sowell's attack is fighting block tuition,
"Now, the student body already has
enough fees to pay," Sowell said.
FSA recently elected Sowell vice president.
Sowell was the sole member of the UF
Board of Trustees, the school's top governing
body, who voted against the block tuition
proposal. If the state legislature votes in favor
of block tuition, all under-
graduate public university
students will have to pay
for 15 credits regardless of
the number of credits they
Under block tuition,
students would dish out 20
Sowell percent more per semester
to attend the university.
Although UF President Bernie Machen
proposed that block tuition should only af-
fect full-time students, the state could require
block tuition to affect even part-time students
attempting nine credits.
"Not all students come from the same
background and might not have the same
privileges," Sowell said.
Block tuition supporters say it will en-
courage students to sign up for more classes
to graduate faster. FSA members argue it is
already difficult for students to sign up for
the classes they need to graduate. Instead of
block tuition helping students graduate faster,
students will feel obligated to sign up for any
class since they are paying for itanyway.
Therefore, it wouldn't help students accelerate
on the track to graduation.
I neresa erwnllng/ nllgador
Eye on the Sky
Local artist Peter Carolin records the changing light Friday afternoon at Payne's Prairie. "It makes
it exciting," Carolin said of the challenge of watching the sky and quickly translating what he sees
onto his huge canvas. Carolin's style of painting, known as plein air, was characteristic of the 19th
century French impressionist painters who worked outside to capture the essence of light and their
UF taking stand
on alcohol abuse
By STEPHANIE GARRY and EMILY YEHLE
Alligator Staff Writers
In the late '70s, tobacco was everywhere.
Students could buy cigarettes from an on-campus bookstore.
Faculty and staff were able to smoke in their offices.
But UF officials put a stop to smoking and its references, and
now puffs of nicotine are prohibited even outside campus build-
Alcohol isn't nearly as prevalent on campus as tobacco once
was, but UF officials are working on a university policy that
could similarly eliminate any existing alcohol presence on cam-
pus --starting with an upcoming Stephen C. O'Connell Center
UP President Bernie Machen and Ed Poppell, vice president for
Finance and Administration, gave coun-
UF try band Rascal Flatts an ultimatum
Administration drop sponsor Coors Light or play
"I don't think anyone's saying that alcohol is not accept-
able," Poppell said. "We're not talking about abstinence. We're
talking about the concern of binge drinking, drinking to get
drunk [and] operating a vehicle under the influence."
UF has sacrificed the $12,500 O'Connell Center nightly rent to
remove the Coors Light message from all concert materials and
promotions, down to the ticket stub.
Rascal Flatts agreed to do the deed without complaint, but
since they had to redo all advertisements, banners, on-stage props
and equipment, UF footed the rent bill.
"They had negotiated a nationwide sponsorship, so that's big
to eliminate it for one show," Poppell said. "They were very ac-
commodating to us; they understood how serious we were."
Though the policy is here to stay, Poppell said he doesn't
think it will hurt O'Connell Center business. Though Rascal
Flatts' contract had to be redrawn, future promoters will know
of the new policy before signing a contract.
a In his most hectic
recruiting weekend at
UF, Coach Urban Meyer
hosted more than
17 recruits, includ-
ing former Florida
State commit Dorian
Munroe. Meyer also
received an oral com-
mitment from a kicker.
See story, pg. 20.
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* Johnny Carson, one
of the most influential
and beloved enter-
tainers in American
history, died Sunday
morning after a long
battle with emphyse-
ma. He was 79. See
story, pg. 8.
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Delta Sigma Theta Blood Drive
Film Discussion: "Brown Sugar"
"Girls Fight Back" with Erin
Weed self-defense for women
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
UF School of Music Graduate
Recital: Kristen Marland (horn)
Ronald Carpenter is an
English professor specializing in
Hunter WdUlliam is the
chairman of UF's. College
Republicans. We reported other-
wise in Friday's Alligator.
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MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2005 u ALLIGATOR, 3
Adopted son faces trial for murder of UF instructor
* JURY SELECTION IN THE CASE
SHOULD BEGIN TODAY.
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Three years to the day a UF adjunct pro-
fessor was found bludgeoned to death in
her apartment, jury selection is scheduled to
begin today in the case of her adopted son,
who has been charged with her murder.
Police say that on Jan. 24, 2002, Tavares
Eugene Williams, 21, used a baseball bat to
strike his adoptive mother, Barbara Roth,
repeatedly in the head within her Covered
Bridge Apartments residence, 1810 NW 23rd
Although police reports state that
Williams, known to his friends and family
as "T.C.," eventually confessed to the crime,
the case has been plagued with questions of
the defendant's competence.
Unlike a finding of insanity, issues of
competence relate to a defendant's ability to
understand the case against him or her and
communicate effectively with his or her at-
torney, State Attorney Bill Cervone said.
However, Williams' mental-health issues
have been addressed, Cervone said, and the
prosecution is ready to proceed.
"We are confident that we have suffi-
cient evidence for a conviction in this case,"
A Jan. 25, 2002 phone call from a con-
cerned co-worker at UF prompted Covered
Bridge management to enter Roth's resi-
dence. Her body was discovered on the
floor of the apartment with massive trauma
to her head and the side of her face. Police
also noticed Roth's car was missing.
Later in the afternoon, Williams drove
up in his mother's car, reportedly saying he
knew nothing of the incident and initially
denying any involvement.
-: When his story began to
Loc l show signs of inconsistency,
- COuI s Williams confessed, police
Roth, a former social
worker assigned to Williams' family when
he was a child, adopted Williams in 1998.
The pair moved to Gainesville, where he
attended Gainesville High School and she
pursued a doctoral degree at UF and taught
American government. Ultimately, Roth
developed the first online UF undergradu-
ate political science course.
Albert Matheny, UF's assistant dean for
Student Affairs and a professor within the
political science department, said he knew
Roth for approximately 10 years and that
his son and Williams used to play together
when they were young.
"I remember after hearing that Barb had
been killed, I said, 'Well, who's going to
watch T.C.?'" Matheny said. "So it was a
complete shocker to me that he would be
the one who would be accused of doing
The UF political science department has
created a scholarship in Roth's name for
disadvantaged graduate or undergraduate
students, and anyone interested in contrib-
uting to the fund should contact the depart-
ment at 392-0262.
offer student rates
By ERIK HOFMEYER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Towing doesn't have to be a
surprise discovery after a night of
partying it can be a solution to
an otherwise risky ride home.
A handful of companies offer
to tow students and their vehicles
for a special rate ranging from
$20 to $30, depending on the
Normally, companies charge
between $50 and $60 to tow a
vehicle in Gainesville. The special
rate goes for impaired UF and
Watson's Towing, Freedom
Carrier Service and Superior
Towing LLC, are some of the com-
panies offering the discount.
"We're trying to put a good
name back to towing," said David
Idleman, owner of Superior
Watson's Towing has offered
this service for a little more than
a year and has signs in some bars
"We offer this service because
this is a college town, and it's
something that we can relate to,"
said Chris Chandler, a Watson's
"We're trying to put a good
name back to towing."
Owner of Superior Towing
Thursday and Saturday nights
are the busy nights, Chandler
"We began this service around
the first of this year to help stu-
dents get home safely and to help
keep impaired students off of the
road," said Craig Cauthen, owner.
of Freedom Carrier Service.
For the discount, students need
only present their Gator 1 Card or
SFCC identification when the tow
Jenifer Sirmons shows off her spatula collection at the Florida Museum of Natural History's
Collectors Day on Saturday. She has around 700 traditional and unique spatulas.
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4, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 24,2005
Habitat for Humanity fulfills Christmas house wish
By IVETTE MENDEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
A Gainesville resident's Christmas wish
was fulfilled when Habitat for Humanity
presented her with a new, affordable home
Pamela Williams and her three sons re-
ceived the keys to their home during a 9 a.m.
dedication ceremony at Celebration Oaks in
Several students from UP organizations
spent their Saturday mornings helping build
this and several other homes for Habitat for
Humanity. Participating groups that attended
the ceremony included Florida Alternative
Breaks, the Crossroads Christian Student
Fellowship and the Southern Scholarship
Mechanical engineering senior Shafiq
Zainol said he saw the project as a way to
pass on the favor of low-income housing
he receives as a member of the Southern
"We get.provided housing and, in a way,
we are trying to return that favor to the
community," he said. "It's kind of the same
position these people are in. That's one of the
reasons why I do it."
Vam York, a former UF president and a
"We get provided housing and, in
a way, we are trying to return that
favor to the community. It's kind
of the same position these people
are in. That's one of the reasons
why I do it."
UF mechanical engineering senior
former chancellor of Florida's state university
system, helped sponsor the house. In addition
to UF students, Kiwanis Club of Gainesville-
and several high school Key Clubs helped
build the house.
Williams' family is the sixth to move to
Celebration Oaks since January 2004, with
four more houses under construction. Habitat
for Humanity hopes eventually to bring 60
families to the community.
Directly next to the Williams' home, UF
students were working on the four additions.
The unfinished houses were filled with stu-
dents shoveling dirt and nailing boards.
"Having your own house is a dream,"
said Michelle Peng, a fourth-year finance
major. "We get to help people accomplish that
Laptop plays musical chairs
A UF student hoping to get
back his stolen laptop comput-
er found himself on the other
end of the law early Friday
Jason Sutton, 3555 SW 20th
Ave., went downtown to :
08 Thursday night, where he
met Corey R. Church, 411.7
SW 20th Ave., and fellow UF
student Benjamin J. Bryant,
3901 SW 20th Ave. The trio later
went to Sutton's residence to
smoke marijuana, said Alachua
County Sheriff's Office spokes-
man Sgt. Steve Maynard.
After about 20 minutes,
Bryant, 19, and Church, 21,
left the residence with Sutton's
$2,300 laptop in tow.
A call to ASO dispatched
officers to Bryant's residence,
where officers saw Sutton's
computer from the window.
"The defendants said that
they were just trying to play
a joke on the victim, yet they
didn't know his name, they
didn't know who he was,"
Bryant and Church were
charged with grand theft.
Sutton faces charges of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
Man arrested for after-
hour booze boost
Angered over his inabil-
ity to buy alcohol after hours,
a Gainesville man reportedly
walked off with his intended
purchase Saturday morning.
Ten minutes after the 2 a.m..
curfew for liquor purchases,
Jeremy J. Easton, of 636 NW
26th Ave., attempted to pur-
chase two bottles of Corona and
one bottle of Heineken from the
Kangaroo convenience store
at 1255 W University Ave.
However, after Melissa Marie
McCloy, a Kangaroo employee,
refused to sell it to him, Easton
left the store with the bottles of
beer in hand.
Shortly afterward, a
Gainesville Police officer inter-
rupted Easton as he was urinat-
ing in the well-lit parking lot
of Leonardo's Pizza, located
next door to the convenience
store, in full view of traffic on
University Avenue. Easton had
one of the bottles of Corona,
which was open, with him,
police reports state.
Easton then was relieved of
the rest of the stolen items and
escorted to a waiting patrol car.
Charges against him include
theft, resisting arrest without
violence and public urination.
The beer cost $10.80.
S- MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Events spotlight Haiti
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Students danced, played
keyboard and recited jokes and
poetry Saturday in a pageant that
capped off a week dedicated to
raising awareness about Haitian
Club Creole's "106th and Park:
Live in Hait pageant was one of
several events during Club Creole
Week aimed at educating students
and dispelling stereotypes.
"Though we're a different cul-
ture, we're still the same people, all.
in all," said pageant co-director Elsie
She said the group had accom-
plished its goals during the week's
events, which included a pool
tournament, a formal gala and a
"Jeopardy!"-style game that tested
competitors' knowledge of Haitian
The week ended Sunday with
church services and a picnic.
"Certainly, in all our events, it
wasn't just us there," LaGuerre said,
noting she was glad the organiza-
tion had reached others.
More than 85 people, includ-
ing students from FSU, Bethune-
Cookman College and FAU, at-
tended the pageant in the Shands
Stephanie Dorestant and Andy
Luc were crowned Mr. and Ms.
They will go on to compete in
the Volunteers for International
Student Affairs pageant, LaGuerre
said. VISA also
Aftairs several of Club
To win the crowns, the six con-
testants competed in several cat-
egories, showing off casual, busi-
ness and formal attire, answering
questions and contending in a
SStudent-produced videos and a
performance by Club Creole's dance
team kept the lively audience enter-
tained between segments.
LaGuerre said that once the
technical problems in the beginning
of the show were sorted out, every-
thing ran smoothly.
"We all came together and made
it a great success," she said.
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MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 5
Bush must A
clean after V ewp
M y government teacher in high
school made an interesting
prediction that has stuck with
me. He said whichever party won the
presidential election in 2004 would '
not win in 2008 because the country is
such an utter mess that nobody could :.
come out of this term looking good.
There's no denying it: America is in an ..
economic slump, mired in two wars in :,
the Middle East and facing the largest
federal deficit in history. Some argue
President Bush needs to finish the job
he started, but the onus for this mess
lies squarely on his shoulders.
The federal deficit needs to be
reduced, and Bush's plan to cut the
deficit in half in five years has been
termed an "anemic goal," by Stephen
Moore, former president of The Club- *
for Growth a conservative group.
The federal deficit in 2004 topped
$413 billion, more than 3 percent of
our nation's gross domestic product.
Bush wants to extend and expand his
tax cuts and revise the current alter-
nate minimum tax. The Congressional
Budget Office projects Bush's AMT re-
forms will add $172 billion to the deficit
Jennifer s o c ial
Nestler Security is in
Speaking Out trouble, which
will affect our
generation more than our parents". It
is projected the system has enough
assets to pay full benefits until 2042,
which is about the time our generation
will start thinking about retirement.
Privatization of Social Security spells .
disaster, because it involves depleting
the fund by creating individual ac-
counts for workers. Your current pay-
roll taxes aren't being set aside until
you retire: They're being used to fund
current beneficiaries. Private invest-
ment accounts also would be entirely
at the mercy of the economy.
Students across the United States.
are lagging in their knowledge of math
and science and ability to read. The No
Child Left Behind Act is such a failure
that the Department of Education paid
syndicated commentator Armstrong
Williams $240,000 to promote it. Ouch.
Bush has the worst environmental
record of any president: His current 0 tim ism high
energy bill would exempt all oil and
gas construction from having to obtain mhe past four years have been, if nothing
permits controlling polluted runoff else, a real roller coaster ride. We've seen
mandated by the Clean Water Act. the stock market bubble burst, the most
His policies do nothing to encourage horrific terrorist attack ever on American soil,
the development of alternative fuel two wars that followed and one of the most di-
sources and instead encourage depen- visive elections in American history Watching
dence on foreign oil. The United States the president be sworn into office for his second
represents 5 percent of the world's term, the toll the past four years have taken on
population but uses 20 percent of the him was clear. He has aged, and so has our na-
its fossil fuels. At some point, altema- tion. We're wiser to the threat of terrorism, less
tives need to be developed, naive about picking tech stocks and have a bet-
The Bush administration's foreign ter understanding of the sacrifices our men and
policy is another major concern, as our women in uniform make to keep us free.
military is stretched thin across two As this new term begins, we look forward
wars in the Middle East.
It is time for the United States to
become a functioning member of the
world community again. Bill Clinton
said it best: America needs to create a EGavin Baker discusses President
world in which it would like to exist Bush's religious values and term goals.
when it is no longer a superpower.
For better or worse, Bush's second
term has the potential to shape history. MHoward Krisel responds to an editorial
Jennifer Nestler is a member of UF on FSU's proposed chiropractic school.
C ,;Ill?> D ci' .- . ,. ., -,
for president's second term
Hunter to four years of peace
Williams and prosperity. Next
Speaking Out week's elections in Iraq,
along with the recent
are the first fruits of a flourishing of democracy
in the Middle East. We hope oppressed peoples
around the world will demand democracy
instead of dictators and that the world will sup-
port them in their quest. As the president said
in his speech, "The best hope for peace in our
world is the expansion of freedom in all the
At home, we look forward to continuing
MCheck out the Opinions section of
www.alligator.org to answer Reader
responses, access additional content
and view U-Wire columns.
economic growth as America proves once again
our workers can compete with anyone in the
world. We hope to see sweeping reforms that
look toward the future, ensuring that when we
college students of today retire, we will riot be
cheated out of Social Security. We want to own
our retirement fund and have control over it,
not just trust that the bureaucrats have our best
interests in mind. We want a tax system that
encourages saving and investment rather than
simple consumerism. We want an end to frivo-
lous lawsuits that drive up the cost of healthcare
SEE WILLIAMS, PAGE 7
*Thursday's Alligator will feature the
first column from Jay Stannard, our
readers' advocate, who will present
reader complaints and discuss how the
paper can improve.
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6, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 24,2005
Bush must leave time for
discussion of key issues
L ove him or hate him, President Bush has built a reputa-
tion for swift and decisive action. Regardless of'personal
views concerning the merit of these actions, he has shown
he will not hesitate to use all available force and speed to ac-
complish his goals.
However, this trend is beginning to look dangerous as pre-
dictions for the term he began Thursday take shape.
Intending to usher in an era of change for the better, Bush
has proposed drastic measures to address issues in immigra-
tion and Social Security. These issues, however, are not pressing
enough to require such hasty action especially considering
effectiveness in dealing with the problems likely would be sacri-
fled for immediacy.
To be sure, Social Security must be fixed before it collapses
under its own weight in 50 years.
But the program could stand to run as it does now for de-
cades, so the government can easily afford to set aside at least a
year for research, debate and the search for a solution that will
provide the needed changes without exposing future retirees'
benefits to the uncertainty inherent in privatization.
Similarly, finding a solution to problems stemming from ille-
gal immigration is equally important and equally capable of
being postponed until further research and debate can be done.
A system of providing work visas could help regulate ac-
ceptance of immigrants, but the proposed plan would cause
further bureaucratic nightmares while having little real effect
on the influx of illegal immigrants.
As the leader of the country, Bush must be able to set aside
his wishes for seeing the end of these problems occur during his
presidency in favor of having them solved in whichever ways
will be best in the long run.
In addition to blocking the path for better solutions, the
rush to finalize responses to these issues has obscured issues in
dire need of attention. In a glaring example, perhaps the most
important issue for the future of America has been severely ne-
Unlike Social Security and illegal immigration, the U.S. edu-
cational system is in a time of crisis. Public schools and universi-
ties do not have the funds necessary to revive them from their
constantly-deteriorating state, and there is no plan currently in
motion to address this concern.
SMore than the expansion of democracy, more than an end
to terrorist threats and more than essentially anything else, the
improvement of our educational system should be the goal of
Bush's next four years in office.
Quality of education impacts every other aspect of life in the
country. Better-educated students make and spend more money,
participate more fully in the political process and otherwise are
better equipped to be active members of society. Furthermore,
America's continued flagging in education compared to other
nations casts doubts on whether it will be able to compete in
fields such as technology and science in the future.
Fixing these problems would be relatively simple if proper
funding were provided: increased salaries would lead to an in-
crease in the number of teachers and in their qualifications; ad-
ditional funding not decreased funding, as under the current
"grading" system would allow failing schools to improve;
and more money given directly to the public education system
would allow more schools to be built and existing schools to be
expanded, which would reduce the problem of overcrowding.
All of these things would produce results that would have
lasting benefits that are impossible to put a price on.
While billions of dollars are being spent on issues that seem
to be relevant today, the importance of providing for the future
is being forgotten.
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Emperor Bush had gaudy coronation
don't be fooled. President Bush was not inaugu-
rated he was crowned. And Bush, for his part,
is acting like the holy Roman emperors and con-
querors of medieval times.
Those emperors were -deemed by the pope as cho-
sen by God to protect the Christian church. They were
responsible for the souls of their subjects and the souls
of the "barbarians" who lived outside the empire's ter-
ritory. Therefore, it was divine will that the emperor
should conquer as much territory as he could in order to
Likewise, Bush, to many, is the defender of moral
values. By decree, there will be no gay marriage in his
kingdom and, maybe soon, no abortion.
The Bush coronation culminated with an hour-long
church service in, tellingly, a Gothic cathedral. Evangelist
Billy Graham said he believed God orchestrated Bush's
Essentially, it seems, Bush is the American president
by divine right.
"Their next four years are hidden from us, but they
are not hidden from you," Graham said. "You know the
challenges and opportunities they will face. Give them
a clear mind, a warm heart, calmness in the midst of tur-
moil, reassurance in times of discouragement and your
That's a pretty heavy load for any leader, but Bush
took his responsibilities even further with his inaugural
address. Rather than merely bringing Christianity into
every savage land on Earth like the emperors of old, he
said "it is the policy of the United States to seek and sup-
port the growth of democratic movements and institu-
tions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal
of ending tyranny in our world."
So instead of spreading Christianity by the sword,
Bush is determined to spread liberty by the bomb.
Although these ends are different, Bush used religious
imagery to clarify his vision.
"Liberty does not mean independence from one an-
other," he said in his address. "Our nation relies on men
and women who look after a neighbor and surround, the
lost with love.
In truly religious tradition,
.3. .he couples "love your neighbor"
t. _. : speech with "fire and brimstone"
threats. He likens freedom to an
"untamed fire" that will burn all
Jason Levitt those who resist it.
The Watch Tower Another similarity is the hy-
pocrisy of the supposedly humble
email@example.com and devout Christian leader en-
joying the pomp of royal court,
much like when the holy Roman emperors would wear
jeweled shoes and a crown of gems and gold while visi-
tors kissed their feet. Visitors didn't have to kiss Bush's
feet to win favor and access to the royal court, but they
did have to spend ungodly amounts of money.
Diana Olick and Rob Reynolds of CNBC reported
ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum and
Southern Company paid tribute by "donating" $250,000
each. These companies hope Bush will throw them a
bone in the form of energy subsidy legislation.
You've recently been hearing a lot about privatizing
Social Security, right? It just so happens the corporate
beneficiaries of this policy, the financial services firms,
together contributed $375,000 to the inauguration.
It is hard not to feel like a lowly serf when I only can
watch while the real American royalty, the corporate
elite, arrive in Washington in private jets and saunter
around in their designer clothes, tipping back cocktails
and smoking victory cigars. But whose victory were they
celebrating Bush's, America's, the Iraqi people's or
If it is liberty and freedom for which common
Americans are giving their sons, daughters and taxes, we
should not have to have our noses rubbed in such a vul-
gar display of power. It only gives everyone friends,
enemies and ourselves reason to believe that it is not
freedom Bush wants to export, but corporate domina-
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column appears on Monday.
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Bush's plans sound promising, but his intent is uncertain
W hen George W. Bush first ran for
president, he decried "nation build-
ing" as futile. But in Thursday's
inaugural speech, he pledged to make nation
building a hallmark of his second term.
If President Bush's first four years are any
guide, presidents don't always get to choose
their priorities; some have priorities thrust
upon them. Although only time will tell where
Bush leads the country, his speech laid out
where he'd like to go. He spoke of spreading
"the fire of freedom" to the oppressed abroad,
though whether he intends to do so via an
outpouring of foreign aid or an outpouring of
bombs remains to be seen. The next headlines
involving Iran or North Korea should clue us
in, though whether he intends to forge ahead
unilaterally or with the support of our allies
Letters to the Editor
Validity of chiropractics is not the issue
Editor: Publications such as yours should
stop lumping the credibility of the chiropractic
profession in with the political and financial
issues related to the proposed addition of
a chiropractic school at FSU. Thursday's
editorial states "the scientific community, as
a whole, vehemently opposes the inclusion of
chiropractics as a legitimate healing art" with-
out clarifying who constitutes this "scientific
SMy assumption is that your information
solely has come from medical professionals
and associations who have a long history of
attempting to suppress chiropractics. In 1987;
a U.S. District Court found the American
Medical Association and its co-conspirators
guilty of trying to destroy the chiropractic pro-
fession. Further investigation into chiroprac-
tics' legitimacy revealed a body of research
conducted by The National Institutes of Health
and other organizations that demonstrate the
also remains to be seen. February's State of th6
Union address 'and meetings with European
Union leaders will shed light on his intent.
Bush said our moral values are built upon
the "varied faiths of our people." I, like Bush,
attend a Methodist church, but I would like to
see greater sensitivity toward those who don't
share our religion. However, our personal faith
can and should inform our political beliefs.
But those beliefs don't and can't apply only in
a religious sense. Hunger, illiteracy, lack of ac-
cess to medical care, irresponsive politics and
oppression lead to civil instability, which is a
national security threat to America.,
A few days before Bush's inauguration, the
United Nations unveiled a plan to slash global
poverty: If the world's richest donor countries
increase their aid to 0.5 percent of their gross
health benefits of chiropractics. Multiple stud-
ies have shown chiropractic care to be safer,
less expensive and as or more effective, than
pharmaceuticals and surgery. As a legitimate
and popular therapeutic option for millions
of people, grouping chiropractics with "Crop
Circle Simiulation" and "Bigfoot Institute"
as portrayed in the cartoon distributed by
FSU faculty and published in your paper last
week is irresponsible and unjustifiable. The
chiropractic profession has fought this kind of
ignorance since the 1800s.
Private chiropractic degree programs abide
by rigid educational standards and board
certification on both national and state levels.
Whether or not to add a chiropractic school to
a publicly funded institution such as.FSU is the
issue, and attempts to debunk an established,
standardized and proven effective profession
should not be part of the conversation.
Howard Krisel, DC
S national product, we
could halve extreme
poverty in 10 years.
That's only 50 cents
u ,e out of every $100.
Bush has increased
Gavin Baker American aid by 50
Speaking Out percent, but to reach
firstname.lastname@example.org the goal would re-
quire us to more than
triple our foreign aid.
We can pat ourselves on the back for our
response to the tsunami. We did a good thing,
providing aid to an area where more than
150,000 people died. But each month 150,000
children die from malaria, a disease that is
preventable and treatable. If Bush is as con-
cerned with freedom and compassion as he
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and expanded health savings accounts
so patients and doctors make the criti-
cal decisions, not insurance companies.
Finally, we want to see judges and jus-
tices appointed who will interpret the
law rather than make things up as they
The second-term agenda is ambi-
tious, but, with Republicans in firm
control of Congress and a more than 3-
million-vote mandate for the president,
this is a rare opportunity to think big
and accomplish big. To be sure, our na-
tion will be tested and will have to face
the continuing threat of terrorism, but
says, what better way is there to show it than
by meeting the United Nations' goal?
But if we forgive Bush's flip-flop on nation
building and America's role in the world, the
goals he laid out are impressive. He could
content himself to reforming Social Security,
simplifying the tax code and trimming the
bureaucracy. He could focus on cleaning up
the mess in Afghanistan and Iraq, promot-
ing peace between Israel and Palestine and
rebuilding tsunami-ravaged areas.
Those would be laudable goals and fondly
looked upon by history if done right, but
Bush's ambition is larger than that. Whether
that reflects a grand vision of leadership or
monumental hubris remains to be seen.
Gavin Baker is a history freshman. His
column runs on Wednesday.
the spirit of America is strong and up
to any challenge.
Our expectations are running high
as the president's second term begins.
It's hard to run both as an incumbent
and on a platform of change, but that's
precisely what President Bush did. He
is an optimist, and a nation of dreamers
such as America is well-served with
one at the helm. With this election in
the past and the 2000 recount now an-
cient history, we hope partisanship can
be set aside and the best interests of the
country focused on instead. Here's to
four years of peace.and prosperity and
the Gators winning a national champi-
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King of late night dies at 79
* THE "TONIGHT SHOW" HOST LEFT AN
INDELIBLE MARK ON COMEDY.
By NEIL HUGHES
Johnny Carson, one of the most influential and
beloved entertainers in American history, died
Sunday morning after a long battle with emphy-
sema. He was 79.
Carson hosted NBC's "The Tonight Show" for
nearly 30 years and became a staple of American
television before retiring May 22, 1992.
While the entertainer kept out of the public eye in
his retirement, news surfaced last week that Carson
still provided "Late Show" host David Letterman
with material on an occasional basis.
Eddie Geller, president of Theatre Strike Force,
a UF improvisational comedy group, said people
loved Carson because he was a mainstay who was
exceptional at his job.
"During his time at 'The Tonight Show,' the com-
edy he did was really original and was something
that was very entertaining," Geller said.
Some felt the void left in late night television
was never filled after Carson's retirement. Even
Letterman, whose show borrows its formatting
from Carson, said all late-night successors are just
Ed McMahon, the sidekick and straight man on
"The Tonight Show," was best known for introduc-
ing Carson into people's homes nightly with a cry of
McMahon said Sunday that Carson was "like a-
brother to me."
"Our 34. years of working together, plus the 12
years since then, created a friendship which was
professional, family-like and one of respect and
great admiration," McMahon said in a statement.
"When we ended our run on 'The Tonight Show'
and my professional life continued, whenever a big
career decision needed to be made, I always got the
OK from 'The Boss."'
Josh Breit, a Theatre Strike Force member, said
Carson is deserving of the praise he gets because he
was ahead of his time.
"I don't know if anyone will surpass him because
he was the first," Breit said. "He was the pinnacle."
Nearly all of Carson's professional life was spent
in television, from his postwar start at Nebraska sta-
tions in the late 1940s to his three decades with "The
Carson chose to let "Tonight" stand as his career
zenith and his finale, withdrawing into a quiet re-
tirement that suited his private nature and refusing
involvement in other show-business projects.
In 1993, he explained his. absence
Special from the limelight.
-" :' I have an ego like anybody else,"
Carson told The Washington Post, "but
I don't need to be stoked by going before the public
all the time."
Through it all, Carson simply refused to be
wooed back onto the stage.
"I just let the work speak for itself," he told
Esquire inagazine in 2002.
While he said he feels no one will be more loved
than Carson, Breit said he thinks "Late Night" host
Conan O'Brien will be well-respected.
"I think Conan is very, very funny," Breit said. "I
think he has a good shot [to be remembered], espe-
cially since he started out so young."
Though he didn't grow up with Carson on the
air, Geller said he felt the effect Carson had on him
"His comedy influenced people who influenced
me," Geller said. "People like Conan O'Brien and
shows like 'The Simpsons' or 'Saturday Night
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Women learn moves
from UPD instructor
By ELIZABETH PRANN
Twenty Gainesville women spent 12 hours in a
University Police-sponsored class this weekend learn-
ing how to defend themselves in a possible sexual
In the early morning hours of Saturday, the all-
ages group of women got a chance to socialize among
themselves over orange juice, coffee and danishes,
which created a comfortable atmosphere for everyone
to share personal experiences and goals for the class.
Sgt. Walt Hamby instructed the women follow-
ing materials provided by Rape Aggression Defense
Systems a comprehensive women-only program
consisting of realistic self-defense tactics and tech-
Hamby began his training for teaching the course
in 1999 and taught his first group of women in 2000.
He said the class has been rewarding for him as he
maintains an entertaining .prefaced lecture outlining
avoidance and prevention, but if necessary compli-
ance as well, with a mental and physical martial-arts
defense training course.
Hamby said he always walks away impressed with
the women and pleased with the results -.especially
when the class gets physical.
"I love it," Hamby said. "I love it when they hit me
... and it hurts."
The women equipped with kneepads, elbow
pads, gloves and a helmet during the physical-training
session practice defensive moves on Hamby and
his cohort, UPD officer and RAD coordinator Darren
Sanders, both of whom are dressed in full body suits.
To Hamby, the suit is an imitation Michelin Man.
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"However, there are gaps."
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envision a frightening scenario, such as being alone at
night at an automated teller machine.
Additionally, the women are encouraged not to
If the officers felt their yells of, 'No!' 'Get
Away!' and 'Stop!' were not bold enough, they
practiced until the room reverberated with
strength and defense, cheered on by personal
instructors who walk through the room to help
women perfect their stance and appearance.
Hamby said last semester his agency held
about 11 courses, and the teams have increased to
about 10 instructors.
"We have really made a commitment," he
UF junior Lindsay Leroy said she
On learned about the class at Preview,
S .UF's orientation program for incom-
ing students, before her freshman
year and has wanted to do it ever since. But due
to factors including her busy schedule, she has
waited until Saturday to finally do so.
Leroy said she felt the class was very informa-
tive, especially about the services police offer.
"It made me more aware there is other help
out there," Leroy said. "I didn't know that was
She said in the future, she will be apt to keep
her head up and observe her surroundings.
"The 12 hours here could save my own life,"
Leroy said. "It is well worth it."
.Hamby said the most important thing he wants
women to walk away with is a strong sense of
"It is the single most important aspect of avoid-
ance," Hamby said.
Information about the class and future sched-
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Sanders at 392-1409.
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FREE cable w/HBO'& SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
1,2 & 3BR with GATED ENTRY!
HUGE apts w/screened porches
FREE Alarm FREE Tanning
24-hour Gym Quiet NWArea
Move-in Specials 372-0400
***Beautiful and New***
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866)
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
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Make Them Green With Envy!
Luxury 2&3 Bedrooms from $850 -
Pool*Hot Tub*Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
Reserve now for fall! 372-8100
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Leasing Now & Fall
Large 2BR/1BA $629, 3BR/2BA $855
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org
1 BLOCK FROM UF
Luxury 2BR/2BA townhomes.
W/D, private balconies.
Open until 8pm and WEEKENDS
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
4BR/4BA at UF
-Luxury twonhomes 3 blks
W/D, Alarm, Pets ok.
D/W, Avail Fall. 371-7777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease
Sun Island Properties
Need space for a 2,3 or 4-some?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
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Free UF parking 376-4002
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Pets welcome, Daily Specials!
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2BR/2BA- Only $680
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Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H, covered patio, DW, verticals,
W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
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Large 2BR/1BA apt. Carpet, cent H/AC,
3BR/2BA House $950
1BR/1BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
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PET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee.
twnhm.2BR/1.5BA privacy fence, modern
appliances/fans, WD hkups, 1000 SW 59th
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2BR/1BA Duckpond area house. Cent H/A,
W/D, DW, large yard, prefer grad students.
Pets OK $780/mo 850-529-7069 2-3-20-2
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse, close to UF,
Student's dream. $750/mo, low dep, W/D
incl. Call Phil at 352-235-0600 1-3'-17-
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Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
1BR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
HOUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
630 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
Ig screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, ppst, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All util. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 1-29-25-2
SUPER CUTE! 2BR 2.5BA TH, fireplace,
dining room, washer/dryer,
$700/rent, 2327 SW 73rd Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1 MONTH FREE RENT!
20 steps to class! 1&2'BR apts avail Aug
on special from $310/person. Lofts, Ig
closets & TONS of amenities! Call 376-6223
7 steps to UF! Going fast!
Huge all-inclusive furnished townhouses
Free elec, cable, ethernet! Individual
leases & roommate matching. From
$428/m 372-3557 TheCourtyards.net 4-20-
S12, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2005
DOWNTOWN Avail immediately. month-
to-month ok. 2BR/1BA apt. Newly remod-
eled, quiet neighborhood, pets OK, close
to Shands, UF & library. $650-715/mo. Call
3BR across from UF
Avail Fall, From $385 per BR.
Vaulted ceilings, laundry,
Breakfast bar, pets Ok.
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
WOOD FLOORS at UF
1&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ W/D
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
115 STEPS FROM CAMPUS!!!
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BRI2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
Immaculate 3BR brick home easy walk north
from UF library with large fenced yard in
quiet, safe, NW neighborhood. Cent H&A,
fireplace, Ig Fla rm, wood floors, W&D, ADT
secur, nice kitchen, dishwasher. 1617 NW
7th PI. $1450/mo. Call Tom @ 215-4990 or
Bill @ 561-307-3690 1-31-16-2
2BR/1.5BA 5-10 min bike ride to med or UF.
All new carpet, W/D, DW, stove. No smk,
pets, 239-898-9317 1038 B .off SW 6 St on
10th Ln. $600/mo 3-7-38-2
6 MONTH LEASE! 2BR/1.5BA
Duplex, walk to UF, CH/AC,
$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
CHEAP RENT! 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turtthgton Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UF
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387
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 blks 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 1-26-
2BR/1BA HAILE HOUSE
3BR/2BA HAILE HOUSE
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, pain
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 0 $650/mo
1BF-over 800 sq ft 0* $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$30 off deposit 0 376-2507
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** 3BR/4BR LIKE A HOUSE **.
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
3BR/2BA HOUSE. Close to UF & Santa Fe.
Tile floors, Berber carpet, all appliances incl.
Privacy fenced-in yard. $1050/mo. Call 215-
9987 2-14-21-2 *
SEROIUS STUDENTS ONLY. New 3BR/2BA
house, 2 car garage in brand new subdivi-
sion close to UF & SFCC. All appliances
$1300/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
DOWNTOWN STUDIO/GARAGE APT.
$330. Available Feb. Also LAKEFRONT
2BR/2BA, central. $980. Clal 373-6551 leave
1 BR w/pvt gated courtyard. Small quiet com-
plex located at 3320 SW 23rd St. Starting
@ $380/mo. Pets arranged. Call. 377-2150.
Please leave a message. 2-2-11-2
All the space you need only $1050.
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
2 people to sublet a 2BR/2BA 1st floor apt in
Hidden Lakes. $860/mo incl cable & internet.
No lease transfer fee! Avail Immed July 30.
Sign by Feb 1st to get 1BR of furn free! 954-
Studio Apt. Walk to campus. Refrigerator,
W/D provided. Avail immed. $540/mo. Water
included. Call Nancy 904-824-8192 1-27-5-2
Spacious 2BR/1BA. in historic twnhm. Walk
downtown. Wood floors, new kitchen, W/D,
cent A/C, ceiling fans, no dogs, large back-
yard. Move in Feb 26th. $620/mo. $400 sec.
dep. Call 338-1248 2-1-8-2
Female roommate to move in ASAP 2BR/
1BA apt. at Picadilly. $325/mo + 1/2 utilities.
$0 sec dep. Move in now, Jan free!! 352-
377-2706 Denisse. 1-31-7-2
Haile Plantation Laurel Park. 3BR/2BA
Beautiful home. Quiet neighborhood. Great
running trails. $1200/mo Avail 3/1. Bruce
**Great 2BR/1 BA Condo-**
1000 sq ft, 2 story, open floor plan. Fenced
backyard for pets. W/D, DW. Short & sep
leases avail! $600/mo 352-258-8481 1-27-
DUCK POND! Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
SOUTHFORK OAKS! 2BR/1.5BA
Townhouse, living/dining combo,
Breakfast bar, pool, W/D hookups, $595/rent
2300 SW 43rd Street #1.3
Carl Turlington Real Estate.com
STUDIO APT BIKE TO SHANDS &
VET SCHOOL! Spacious studio,washer/
dryer, fenced yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
3811 SW 20th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
a l unfurnished
GREAT LOCATION! 2BR/1BA,
Ceramic tile, screen porch, w/d hookups,
$750/rent, 4234 NW 26th Srive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
3BR/3 full baths. End unit. W/D. Recently
renovated. $795/mo. Call 407-578-2721
1BR $699 2BR $839 3BR $999
$99 dep. Full size W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Center!
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11.4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607 4-20-59-2
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
Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 1-24-10-3
Single Studio 2 blocks from campus. Rent
$575/mo. Includes all utilities, internet and -
cable TV. More info atwindsorhall.com.
SCall me at 240-899-2675. Available now.
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1BR/1BA w/walking closet. Cobblestone
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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, Compp 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
Cheap & 2 min to UF
Avail May. $350/mo incl utils. Call 514-5733.
Awesome apt 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA @
Hidden Lake. enjoy your own, private room
w/your own private bath & huge walk-in clos-
et. Only min to UF LET'S DEAL! Call Angle
352-213-8572 or 352-331-4400 1-28-10-3
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. 352-335-0694, 772-332-3526
Avail 2/7. Big 1BR in duplex just behind
Norman Hall. Walk to class. Hardwood
floors. Feels like a house, not an apt. Call
256-8211. $550/mo FEB RENT FREE.
j -ll Subleases
1BR DOWNTOWN! Wysteria Downs. Full
amenities, quiet, overlooks creek, will pay
sec. dep. $770/mo. Call 514-9262 1-31-15-3
Sublease 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA apt.
Furnished. Females only. 4 blks to UF. Utils,
cable & internet included. $450/mo OBO.
941-320-9385, 941-378-1977 1-27-7-3
$650/1BR/Rent reduction on spacious
downtown Apt. Perfect location. Vaulted
ceilings, fireplace, balcony overlooking park,
W/D. 2 min to campus. Pets welcome 514-
1BR apt for $350/mo OBO. Was $450/mo but
need to move out of Florida to take job up
north. Call Ty514-2981 2-3-12-3
WINDMEADOWS sublease $500/mo neg.
1BR/1BA behind Butler Plaza. JAN FREE!
Feb 1-July 30, 2005. Work-out room, laundry.
Call 352-375-6381 2-1-10-3
SUBLEASE- Avail Immediately!
Fully furnished, all utils incl, cable, personal
phoneline. $465/mo: 1 MONTH FREE.
Lexinton Crossing on UF bus rt. Call 352-
1BR/1 BA. Large BR w/walk-in closet. Free
parking across from-UF. Rent incl water,
sewer, garbage, pest control. $450/mo.
Lease until 7/05. Please call 352-598-5481
1BR/1BA. Pine Rush Apts. Jan Free! Move
in now. $399/mo. Leaseends 5/31/05. Keep
sec deposit. SW 20thAve. Call.332-7894 Iv.
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1BR/1BA Now avail July $409/mo. Sunrise
Apt. Unfurn,. pool, laundry on site, 24 hr
maintenance. No crazy parties! Nice place to
study. Call 271-2624 1-24-3-3
F roommate needed for 1BR in 4BR/2BA.
Close to campus at University Commons.
Less than $400/mo for -everything. Fully
furn. Call Amy at 352-262-3662. No dep or
2 people to sublet 2BR/2BA 1st floor apt in
Hidden Lakes. $860/mo incl cable & internet.
No lease transfer fee! Avail immed July 30.
Sign by Feb 1st get 1BR of furn free! 954-
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA close to campus and
restaurants. $343/mo + 1/3 util. Call Leah at
352-514-4428 anytime! 1-31-7-3
1 or both rooms in 2BR Downtown Apt.
Quiet neighborhood. Close to Shands, UF
& Library. $350/mo. Pets ok. Call 262-1351
Large 2BR/1BA Avail now until May. Keep
sec dep. $560/mo. Right next to University.
Call Amanda or Chris 352-246-4708 or 352-
SPACIOUS 1BR/1BA apt with study. Avail
3/1-7/31. Only $499/mo. Option to renew
lease. Located SW 35th PI. Call 352-256-
Sublease Now-July 31, 2005
Sunbay Apts 2Br/1 BA
$550/month $200 deposit included
Close to UF/On bus route 16
352-256-7831 or 305-467-5255 2-3-10-3
Sublease needed for 1Br in 3BR/2.5Ba
.townhouse at Stoneridge. $305/mo + utils.
Call 352-271-1124 1-28-5-3
HUGE 1BR in amazing 5BR house. Has
BBQ, pooltable, pool and beautiful view.
See it to believe it! $360 a month. Call Ryan
@ 352-219-8677 1-28-5-3
ACROSS FROM NORMAN HALL
Huge 2/1, wd firs, cent, A/C sublet til end of
Apr. $900 dep can work deal, $695 month
352-264-3523 or 352-378-1387 2-7-11-3
COLLEGE STUDIOS Across from UF!
Spring/Summer $459/mo. Util incl.. Call 561-
329-5695 or email@example.com 2-4-10-3
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 Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv mes-
sage. Private Owner 4-20-71-4
Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
UF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/mo.Aval Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4
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-
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
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-
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ROOMMATE WANTED IN BIG HOUSE
CLOSE TO CAMPUS. $350-$450/mo. Call
Jerry 352-745-1877 1-31-17-4
Walk to UF 1939 NW 5th Ave. Private BA,
W/D, CHA, Dig, cable, wireless internet, flex-
ible lease, 352-682-9342 1-27-20-4
Roommate 3/2 house on Glen Springs Rd.
Pool, big yard, W/D, cable ethernet, garage,
NS. $380/mo share utils. Call Jake 352-376-
8099 or 239-564-0069 1-24-10-4
SPACIOUS 1 BR/1BA apt in Haile Plantation.
All inclusive $600/mo. Call Katie 871-5277
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
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-
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-
Looking for quiet clean person. 3Br/3BA
furnished townhouse. Wood floors, washer/
dryer. $400/mo utils incl. $200 deposit. Call
Needed: 1 Male roommate. GREAT
FURNISHED HOUSE near campus. Pool
table. $350/mo. Please call 352-333-8355/
E[.,- *I ,,1 or 318-3198/AJ 1-24-5-4
M/F responsible student to share 3BR/2BA
home in quiet NW area. $360/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-
3080 1-22-5-4 -
1 BR in 2BR/1 BA apt. Pine Rush on SW 20th
Ave. $250/mo + 1/2 utils. Common.area furn
w/TV, DVD player & cable. Room availASAP.
Call 352-871-6456 2-1-10-4
Female only for 3BR condo. $70/wk incl all.
Near Millhopper.. Pool, tennis, DSL. 352-
338-2891, 352-363-0143, 352-363-0144
*CLOSE TO UF/SFCC*
F wanted to share 4BR/2BA house in NW
G'ville w/large pool. $320 inci cable, phone,
shi-sp internet. Must pay 1/4 GRU. $100 de-
posit. 1.5 miles to UF, on SFCC bus route.
Call Renee 373-7627 1-26-5-4
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Roommate wanted in BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA
Rockwood Villas townhome. Fully furn, close
to campus & Oaks Mall, W/D, wood firs,
vaulted ceilings. $440/mo incl everything.
Call Kristen 352-682-68611-25-4-4
STUDENT ROOMMATE NEEDED in 3BR/
2BA condo. Pvt patio w/room. $350/mo. Call
Tina @ 352-331-1151 1-26-5-4
Spacious 1BR with balcony & walk-in closet
in 3BR/2.5BA townhome. 1-car garage,
W/D, new appliances; 100" theater system,
pooltable. Brand new gated community. No
sec dept, pets welcome. $300/mo incl utils.
James 904-866-7539 1-25-4-4
2 ROOMMATES NEEDED in spacious 4/2
HOUSE by law school. Master BR $450 or
other BR $350 + utils. AD, W/D. Call 850-
510-4063 or 352-328-4633 2-2-10-4
Share nice NW condo in Blues Creek. $450/
mo utils incl-No pets. Pool privileges. Call
334-2086 or 246-4743 1-25-5-4
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Share 2BR Downtown apt Newly remod-
eled. Close to Shands, UF & Library. $350/
mo. Month to month or longer lease okay.
Pets okay. Call 262-1351 1-31-7-4
Female roommate needed. 2Br/2BA condo
in Sparrow., Tower Rd. Private bath & bal-
cony. Flat rate, month to month $375 incl util.
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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard.and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
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
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newer bus and UF/Shands. $94,900. Call
Randy. 352-543-9598 or 543-6758 1-31-
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDONEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
WANT ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS TO BE
JEALOUS OF YOU NEXT YEAR? Own +
live in a new luxury campus-area condo. Call
today to take advantage of pre-construction
prices www.mattpricerealtor.com 352-281-
3551 Matt Price, Campus Realty Group
BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil-
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new,
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Mus:
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400, Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, nevei
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sel'
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4.
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cosl
$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 $140C
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
BEDROOM'SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de.
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $140C
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italiar
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cos!
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-858E
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. Sel
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
Beds*Full mattress & boxsping sets
$490Qn sets $89OSingle sets $390King
sets $990From estate sale: Safe pine,
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call E
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Bedding close-outs*All wrapped ir
plasticltwin, sets ,$79full sets $1190Qr.
sets $1390King sets $1890student dis..
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We deliver. 4-20-71-6
BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOWTOP
MATTRESS & BOX. Still in plastic. $240f
OBO.'Please call 352-870-2602 1-25-5-6
bl leather couch $80; armoire $80, woor
desk $50, Lazy Boy beige $50, nightstant
$20, dining room table $35, radio $20
Everything must go! 305-775-7011 Annie
Double beds, kigng beds, computer desk
chairs & lamps! Call 332-2346 1-27-5-6
W'W& MA4k. Hoagse C4&U!
Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geel,
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting
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M/F Cert ,MCSE technicians. 333-8404
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Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
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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
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
HP 5555 PDA
1-owner, excellent condition. Bluetooth en-
abled. Call 352-494-1817 1-28-5-7
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
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
GET CHEAP TEXTBOOKS!
Search 24 bookstores in 1 click! S&H
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STRESS? OVERLOAD? NEED TO RELAX?
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Beverage: 0 calories, 0 sugar w/relaxing
aphrodiciac herbs. Students using it nation-
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I11 Motorcycles, Mopeds] Ml
** 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
03 SUZUKI SV 650 S. Excellent cond,
mechanic kept. Fast. Fender elim & more.
$4990, OBO 386-801-1483 1-25-10-11
1999 KAWASAKI ZX-6 NINJA
$3500/obo. tONY 941-320-9522. 1-24-5-11
2004 GEELY SCOOTER
Perfect condition, never used. 49.5.cc, silver
$650 OBO. CallAmanda 615-330-0133
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CARe
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call 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
**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES.
Running or Not 1990 & up only
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Best Cars Lowest Prices
94 Del Sol Civic 5sp $3995
96 Accord LX 4dr $4495
97 Civic 2dr AT $4995
99 Civic 4dr AT $5995
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142.
$500! Police Impounds!
Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas, etc.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext4622 1-31-
SUZUKI GRAN VITARA 99 Low mileage,
excellent condition. $8000 OBO. 352-256-
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 fi-
nance price. More than 150 vehicles in stock.
Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12
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
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
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE DE 2000
Dark green. Very clean, A/C, CD, 4 doors.
Excellent condition. Low mileage, depend-
able. Asking $6500. 352-392-4700 ext 15594
Ford Thunderbird 1996 V8 107k mi blue/
green, wel kept, drives well, all power. $3999
01 NISSAN ALTIMA Excellent condition, sil-
ver, fully loaded, CD, player, pwr everything,
A/C, cruise control, dual airbags. $8500.
Alkjandro 352-622-7175, 352-843-3371 1-
Acura Integra LS, 1995, 2dr, bik, good cond,
120k, 5 spd-man, no AC, w/pwr everything,
moon roof, CD. Asking $3580 Call 332-7158
or email email@example.com 1-27-6-12
1987 HONDAACCORD LXI. 150k miles,
5-speed, manual shift, runs great, excellent
gas mileage. $900 OBO Call 352-382-4653
GATORMAX USED CARS
Buy, Sell, Trade.
We Finance. 495-9500
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.
WANTED: LOCAL ARTISTS TO DONATE
ARTWORK FOR CHARITY AUCTION.
Theme should celebrate women. Email Erin:
121 Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4
Certified Nursing Assistant class. Home
schooling, learn @ your own pace, time, &
convenience, fast or slow. $200. 19 yr. exp
RN Lic.#2523562 Call free 4 more info 1-
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for-various positions.-..
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
12 Help Wanted 3
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work spring break.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
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.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
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I11 Help Wanted
Nationwide mortgage lender has immediate
sales positions avail for college students
seeking professional work exp. No exp re-
quired, flexible hours. Apply in person btwn
5-9pm Mon-Fri at 1900 SW 34th St Suite 206
(2nd floor above credit union)
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (must have full day
avail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
shifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply in person 7404
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 1-31-19-14
World's largest pizza delivery company now
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers
All you need is a reliable car & a very posi-
tive attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's
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* 1, Help Wanted
Summer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
for Graduate Hall Directors, Staff Resource
Assistants and Judicial Assistant in the
Department of Housing and Residence
Education. Graduate Hall Directors reside in
his/her area of responsibility, and supervise,
develop, and direct the staff under his/her
responsibility. The number of staff varies by.
area, as well as the number of residents liv-
ing in the hall. The Staff Resource Assistants
develop and facilitates programming and
resources for residence life staff. The Judicial
Assistant works with various aspects of the
judicial program. Applicants must be admit-
ted to graduate school., enrolled for 9-12
hours, and have some organized group living
experience. The beginning salary is $3,420
each semester based on 9.5 months of work.
An on-campus apartment, fully furnished with
all utilities, local telephone, and basic cable
service is provided. Application deadline (for
priority consideration): Friday, February 18,
2005. Contact Kathy Smith at the Housing'
Office, 392-2171 ext 10139 2-18-33-14
Fall 2004 & Spring 2005 Graduates: Looking
for a fast paced and exciting career. Selected
candidates will earn $38,000 while in the
District Manager Training Program. The
Pantry, Inc. is seeking to fill four positions
by the end of Spring 2005. Send resumes
to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE M/FN
Friends don't let friends be driven home by
Mll 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-
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. 1-28-15-14
Good pay, flexible schedules, customer
sales/svc, all ages 18+, conditions apply.
Call 335-1577 1-28-16-14
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
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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 email@example.com 2-2-15-
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
DANCERS WANTED Are you pretty?
Dancers needed for private company. Great
pay, flexible hours. Open 24 hrs. 352-376-
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-
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-
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
Swim Instructor/Office Staff
Seal Swim School novw 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 1-28-10-14
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 1-28-10-14
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
CUSTOMER SERVICE rep wanted
MS OFfice Experience required.
Contact: Jackson Industries,
4001 Newberry Rd., E4, GVL or
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
NW 75th St. 352-333-7979 1-28-10-14
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 352-375-9994.
NOW accepting applications for Resident
Assistant, Apprentice Resident Assistant,
and Residential College Advisor positions for
the FALL 2005 Semester. Applications are
available from every residence hail area of-
fice, and the Residence Life and Education
office in the Department of Housing and
Residence Education. Application deadline
is 4:30 pm on Monday, January 24, 2005.
For further information contact Kathy Smith
at 392-2171 ext. 10139 1-24-4-14
TCBY now hiring assistant managers &
employees for all shifts at all Jocations
- Thornebrook Village, Archer & 34th and
Newberry Square locations. Apply in person
Looking for enthusiastic team players to
join technical support staff of growing soft-
ware company. FT/PT available. Exp with
Windows NT/2000, Linus/UNIX, HTML and
Java preferred but not necessary. Please
send resume firstname.lastname@example.org or fax
to 352-333-1117 1-24-5-14
$6/hr part-time. Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique. 372-1226 1-31-10-14
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 1-24-5-14
Now hiring flyerers, $6.50/hr daily pay.
Flexible hours, start ASAP. Experience pre-
ferred, fill application at California Chicken
Grill ph#378-2442 1-25-5-14
Car cleaner needed. Must be over 21,
responsible and have clean driving record.
Apply in person only at Southeast Car
Agency 39th Ave. 1-25-5-14
Now hiring servers, bussers. Must be availa-
bel minimum 2 weekday lunch shifts. Apply
in person On the Border 3100 SW Archer
02B Kids searching for energetic and en-
thusiastic pre-school teachers for all 02B
locations. Experience preferred, will train.
FT/PT positions. Avail. Apply at any location.
Optometric Assistant will train: Positions
avail MWF 10-3 & 3-7. Must be avail for
weekends. Please fax resume & cover letter
to 333-9950 ASAP 1-25-5-14
Auto CAD, part time person, 7-10am
daily. Other hours possible. $8/hr. Must
be dependable & have good knowledge
of basic Auto CAD. 1 mi to campus.Email:
email@example.com or call Wells @
OPUS CAFE COFFEE BAR
Work @ a fast-paced coffee bar near cam-
pus. Searching for a dependable student to
work between 18-24 hrs/wk. Morning & af-
ternoon weekday shifts available. Call Tim @
352-332-4577 for more info. 1-24-3-14
Barn help: Part time afternoon feeder
needed for horse farm. Must be reliable and
have prior experience. Please call 472-7711
Office Manager Trainee for small medi-
cal office. Bachelor or Master's Degree in
business/accounting or health care manage-
Sment to learn all aspects of medical office
management including accounts payable/
receivable, insurance and personnel.
Experience desirable. Full time w/.excellent
salary and benefits. Will consider part time
urtil 5/05. Fax resume to 352-332-2966,
Attn: Julia. 2-2-10-14
NANNY fo care for 4 yr old in nyghome 3
days a week. 6:30 9:00am and 3:00 8:00
pm. Refs required, background check. Call
271-0840. Lv Mssg. 1-26-5-14
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
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T NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
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,k: 12 REAL $$ jobs avail NOW
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,ANNIES MORNING SHIFT
Several positions availabel for
'art Time, good $$$$$ MNOW
qoah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
;T warehouse & event supervisors. Nights &
weekends. Great for students. Apply in per-
,on football stadium, concession office next
o Sportship, South Endzone. 2-2-10-14
childcare provider (PT) Nurturing person
needed to care for five year old child two days
i week from 2:30 6:00 pm (Mon & Wed or
;hurs) Need good references, reliable trans.
Call 332-3739, Iv mssg. 1-25-4-14
fvANTED: Energetic student likes to help
-,thers. High school or college track & field
,xp. to help coach little league track & field.
excellentt opportunity for community service
tours + you get to help children. Please con-
'3ct me 332-5626 1-27-5-14
WANTED: INTERNET PROGRAMMER
Any or all of the following ASP/database/
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Entry level on-board positions available.
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'JF. Shorttesume. Reply P 0 Box 286,
3ainesville, 32602 1-28-6-14
Jpscale Night Club 359-5408 1-25-3-14
Finance company needing office assistant
I collections associate. Young, progressive
companyy w/advancement & bonuses. 25
irs/wk. .Start immediately. Fax resume to
'T office help for psychology practice 3-7pm
VI-F. General office duties: phones, filing &
scheduling. Fax resume to 352-338-7710
SODY PIERCER NEEDED @ WAVES
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Sour own equipment 374-2966 or 375-2252.
Ask for Mike. 1-28-5-14
\ll Levels Tutor Wanted
Jse your time wisely
3ood Pay, Flexible Hours
Sell your knowledge!
br 8th grade boy. Call 336-4736 or
r or UF Intramural Sports.
'4o experience necessary
3 6.75 $7.25/hr for officials
55.50/hr for scorekeepers
Evenings and weekends only
:or more info, stop by room 120
Southwest Rec or 846-1081 x278
JF Students only.
'T Position with local
\pt. Community Energetic
Attitude & Cust. Service Exp.
\pply Paradigm Properties
!20 N Main St. 375-2152 1-28-5-14
0 Help Wanted 1
Earn between $2500 & $3000 before end
of semester. On-campus promotions. Work
your own hrs assisting fellow students. No
sales. Call Al or Bobbi for phone interview
between 2 & 9pm 800-449-8680 x115 or
Join us at Camp Laurel South a premier
coed summer camp in the beautiful state of
Maine.. Our Winter Office is in Gainesville,
We're looking for spirited GATORS to be
Counselors/Instructors in land/water sports,
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more. Top instruction/facilities in a family at-
mosphere. Excellent salaries/amenities. We
support internships! Call 331-4600 or visit
* Co-Ed Camp
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* Room and Board Included
GET PAID TO PLAY!
'The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYd) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
- ages 18 and.up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext.
250 or 352-669-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-14
Close To UF, Convenient
533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 4-20-67-15
** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE t*
Local and long distance moving.
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Call Now! (352)374-4791 800-797-6766.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
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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 Wof UF offArcher 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 Lessons/English
Parties Alachua County's oldest & finest
horse farm 466-4060 4-20-71-15
Classes & Workshops
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
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taught. At University Music. 30 yrs exp. $65
per month. Call Andy 256-2168 2-2-11-15
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The countryclub for horses & owners
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath.
12x12 airy, bright & matted stalls. 250'x160'
riding ring, round pen & jump paddock.
Lessons available. 30 manicured acres, 40
stalls, 19 separate paddocks. 24-hr security.
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Wed night 1/2 price on all tattoos w/ student
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Free Pregnancy Test
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Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
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Groups forming now. 339-2199.
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SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES GIANT CD CLEARANCE SALE Most CDs
Opticin .MUST GO $5.99, ten for $50! Making room
University pticians for more DVDs. Cash for DVDs HEAR
300 SW4th Ave. 378-4480. AGAIN CDs & DVD 818 W. University AVe.
4-20-71-18 373-1800 1-31-18-18
GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, G 'ealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
SAME DAY SERVICE: transcription, typing, 4-20-71-18
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
exp. 24 hr turnaround. New phone #Connie We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
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NOW AVAILABLE: Well-child & illness
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3, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, JANUARY 24,2005
tennis opens season with 7-0 win
'GATORS WIN 17TH CONSECU-
IVE SEASON OPENER.
By NATASHA WEINSTEIN
The UF's men's team opened its dual-
tatch season with a 7-0 victory against
entrai-Florida Sunday afternoon.
It was the Gators' 17th consecutive
'ason-opening victory and third con-
?cutive season-opener that they shut out
ieir opponent. Coach Andy Jackson said
tat while the men were stronger than
'CF, there's plenty of room for improve-
tent before they travel to play No. 9
kuke on Sunday.
"We're nowhere near where we have
be to play top-10 teams on the road,"
A half hour into doubles play, fresh-
ian Greg Ouellette and junior Stefan Tell
Ton 8-4 on court No. 2. Juniors Jordan
)olberg and Ryan Sherry secured the
oubles match 15 minutes later with an 8-
victory on court No. 3. Top seeds senior
[amid Mirzadeh and junior Chris Brandi
)st 9-7 in a match that lasted more than
In singles play, Ouellette was the first
Searn a point for UF with his 6-1, 6-2 vic-
3ry. Mirzadeh followed with a 6-2 and
-0 win. The second match ended early
,hen opponent Antonio Sierra withdrew
because of back problems.
Sherry clinched UF's team victory af-
ar winning 6-2, 6-1 on court No. 6.
Before the Gators meet the Blue Devils,
-ey will host Furman on Friday at 4 p.m.
ackson said Furman is similar to Central
lorida and will serve as an opportunity
) not only improve but also prepare for
"It was cold and it was the first match
f the year, but I expect to see improve-
--- against Furman," Jackson said. "I
.on't think we're as bad as we look."
Jackson added that the seeding of the
)p players is not expected to change but
ie lower seeds could fluctuate.
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RECRUITING, from page 20
"Overall, my visit was top notch, and I can't
wait to be a Florida Gator," Munroe said.
In addition to Munroe, UF added receiver
David Nelson to its growing stable of wide re-
ceivers. Nelson, a 6-foot-6, 196-pound receiver
from Texas, chose UF instead of Texas, Notre
Dame and Iowa. A trip to Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium sealed the deal for Nelson, who was
amazed at the experience of running out of the
tunnel, a must for visiting recruits, he said.
Ryan Stamper, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound line-
backer from First Coast High in Jacksonville,
also pledged his commitment to UF Sunday.
Stamper, who de-committed from Auburn,
will shore up a Gators linebacking corps that
features only four players on scholarship.
With kickers Matt Leach and Matt
Piotrowicz graduating, the Gators were able to
land Jonathan Phillips. Phillips, who was com-
mitted to Purdue, finished his career at 18-21
inside of 45 yards. More than 90 percent of his
kickoffs were not returned.
While UF landed a big haul following the
weekend, not everything went as planned.
Current freshman Brandon Daniel and recruit
Jeff Owens went on a trip to Lake Wauburg.
The two defensive tackles, weighing more than
275 pounds each, made a huge splash.
"I was in there with [Daniel] and [the ca-
noe] just tipped over," said Owens, the No. 13
defensive tackle in the nation. "Everyone was
yelling there was an alligator close to us and
we had to swim back to shore a little faster."
Owens, a Georgia commitment, will visit
FSU Jan. 28 before making his final decision.
He didn't say if the canoeing experience will
weigh into his decision.
"Coach Meyer is a great guy and he
definitely gave me a lot to think about before
I make my decision on signing day," Owens
Receiver Eric Sledge also committed to UE
Oral commitments are non-binding until a
national-letter-of-intent is signed on National
Signing Day on Feb. 2.
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Gators defeat No. 19 Nebraska, set season highs
By DAN TREAT
It was foggy outside the O'Connell Center
on Friday night, but what transpired inside
was clear to see.
In what was easily its best performance of
the season, the No. 10 UF gymnastics team de-
feated No. 19 Nebraska 196.95 to 196.675.
"I thought that we did a tremendous job
staying focused," Coach Rhonda Faehn said.
"That was our goal coming into this meet, to
be consistent and hit our routines and correct
the mistakes of the previous two meets."
UF would only trail after the first rotation,
scoring a 49 on vault while Nebraska scored a
49.25. Vault was also the only event in which
UF did not have an individual winner.
Sophomore Samantha Lutz shared indi-
vidual titles on both bars and floor exercise.
"One of the reasons we put her in the floor
lineup is because she's such a performer,"
Faehn said. "It's obvious when she's out there
that she loves what she's doing, the judges
love it and the crowd loves it."
The floor exercise victory came in her first
appearance on the apparatus this season, -
As the last balance-beam performer, she
had to nail her routine so that UF was not
forced to count an earlier fall.
"The. last thing you want to think is 'oh
no,'" Lutz said. "When you have a mistake,
you rely on the hard work that-you put in
during practice, that you know you can do it
regardless of the situation."
.Lutz's personal-best score of 9.9 on bars
was part of UF's resurgence in a skill that
"We knew that it was going to be a
learning process. Tonight we did
an excellent job."
Gymnastics head coach
plagued the team inthe first two meets.
Friday, the Gators not only avoided having
to count a fall, but their score of 49.35 on bars
was their second highest of the night.
"We knew from the start that it was never
going to be a weakness," Faehn said. "What
happens when you almost have a brand-new
team is that you're going to have issues find-
ing out who is going to be most prepared or
"We knew that it was going to be a learning
process. Tonight we did an excellent jal."
Despite her worst all-around performance
of the season, Breanne King took the beam
crown with a personal-best score of 9.95.
"We've been working real hard on beam,"
King said. "Everyone has been more and more
consistent and I think it shows."
In just her second career all-around appear-
ance, Katie Rue finished second with a 89.35.
She was bested by. Nebraska's Richelle
Simpson, the 2003 NCAA all-around cham-
Rue's score was UF's highest of the season.
"We have the same expectations of every
athlete that we put up there regardless of
whether they're a freshman or a senior," Lutz
said. "We have confidence in them, and we
expect them to do what they're capable of
UF rallies run out against Ole Miss
By MICHAEL MAURINO
Just when it seemed the UF women's bas-
ketball team would notch another come-back
win, everything fell apart.
Making up a 19-point deficit early in the
second half, the Gators could not hang on,
losing to Mississippi 82-70.
On an afternoon when UF (12-6, 3-2
Southeastern Conference) could have won
the its 500th game, the coach with the most
wins in team history sat on the other bench.
Carol Ross spent 12 years at UF, winning
247 games for the Gators. After resigning
following the 2001-02 season, Ross joined
Mississippi (13-5,3-2 SEC) last season.
Ross recruited many of UF's current
players, but only two played for her se-
niors Tishona Gregory and Tamia Williams.
Despite this, Ross wanted to make sure the
Rebels did not worry about her past.
"I told them 'don't get caught up in the
Gator thing,'" Ross said. "Because I created
that chaos, and they didn't need to wear that
burden. I thought the\ responded well."
Womens Basketball played well until
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Carolynp Peck said. "We played I think pretty
decent defense for the most part, but allow-
ing a team to get 24 second-chance opportu-
runes will make for a long night'
Miisss.i~ppi pounded UF inside during die
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from 19 points down and then going on to
fimnihing it out," Lowe said. 'But at the same
time it's no excuse. We shouldn't have been
uh that position to begin with."
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contenhon. Peck was positive afterwards,
saying there is still time to get better.
"We'll refocus and look at things we did
well, and then things that we need to im-
prove on," Peck said. "One game is not going
to make or break our season."
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That is why UF will not feel the
effects of this year's recruiting class.
Assuming the whole sophomore'
class doesn't go pro a year early,
UF will be fine. By signing a smaller
class this year, it opens up next year,
when Meyer and his staff will have
the necessary relationships to put
together a top-10 class.
Besides, UF got the player it
needed most Sunday night. Kicker
Jonathan Phillips was offered a
scholarship and accepted. You
probably thought I was joking, but
seriously, no kicker on UF's current
team had even a field goal attempt
Everyone has talked aboit how
young a team UF was the past two
seasons. Well, now the boys are be-
coming men. The Gators are grow-
ing up right before our eyes.
No needto see the probable small
numbers this year and shudder.
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UF steals safety recruit from FSU
By ERIC ESTEBAN
For the second time in two
months, UF defeated Florida State
- this time it was a fierce compe-
tition for one of the nation's top
After committing to FSU ear-
lier in the recruiting season, Dorian
Munroe of Miami's Coral Reef
High visited UF this weekend and
couldn't pass up on a chance to play
for Urban Meyer and the Gators.
"I called the coaches at Florida
State, de-committed, and told them I
was going to Florida," said Munroe,
rated as the nation's No. 11 safety by
Scout.com. "The atmosphere is what
sold me, and I see us playing for a
national championship in my time
UF played host to more than 17
recruits this weekend and ended up
with five oral commitments.
Munroe was hosted by freshman
Kyle Jackson and immediately hit it
off with one of UF's top freshman
players from 2004.
"Kyle is one cool guy who played
early and told me how it is up
there," Munroe said. "Gainesville is
definitely where I want to be and
Coach Meyer is a huge reason for
my change of heart."
The addition of Munroe to UF's
list of commitments gives the Gators
the No. 11 safety and the No. 3 de-
fensive back Avery Atkins, who will
make his official visit to Gainesville
SEE RECRUITING, PAGE 18
2005 Recruiting class: Quality
We've seen it so many times be-
Jamie Newberg, national
recruiting analyst for Scout.com, saying
how big relationships are in the recruiting
process. It seems like he says it in every
newspaper across the state. Probably even in
every newspaper where there was a coach-
So it's not surprising how late a start UF
got considering its coaching change, not to
mention the fact that Urban Meyer stayed in
Utah until they beat up on Pittsburgh. I can't
blame Mieyer for staying; asking him to leave
in the middle of a dream season would've
New England 41
However, the late
start has put Meyer
and his staff at an ob-
lan Fisher this late in the season.
Extra lannings That is evident by UF
email@example.com having 29 visits in its
final two recruiting
weekends. That 29
is 12 more recruits than have visited since
Now any Gators fan reading this that
didn't know those numbers may be freaking
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UF women's tennis team. '
In his most hectic
at UF, Coach Urban
Meyer hosted more
than 17 recruits,
Florida State com-
mit Dorian Mun-
roe. Meyer and
the Gators also
received an oral
out right now. Relax.
Yes, UF is not going to have a top-10 class
that we've gotten used to under Ron Zook's
reign. But there are several bright spots,
including plenty of four-star oral commit-
ments. It'll be a decent class, though; just a
little low as far as the numbers go.
I've always believed'in quality over
And quality is what the Gators already
have. There is both quantity and quality
in UF's sophomore class, which will be its
junior class next season. This class is the one
that has the power to take the Gators to the
SEE INNINGS, PAGE 19
N 1981: Vernon Delancy scored 38 points, a
UF men's basketball team freshman record,
in a 97-91 home victory against Alabama.
Delancy finished his UF career with 1,291
With. Mike Locksley's departure and UF's
2005 recruiting season in jeopardy, Coach Urban
Meyer had fo act quickly.
A little more than a week after Locksley took
the offensive coordinator job at Illinois with
Ron Zook, Meyei announced the hiring of Stan
Drayton as running backs coach on Friday.
Drayton, who comes to Gainesville after serv-
ing in the same capacity at Mississippi State in
2004, has spent nine years working with running
backs at the collegiate level.
Drayton has also coached in the NFL for three
"We were looking for a coach who had
extensive experience coaching running backs
with a proven track record,"
Meyer said. "We were looking
for an outstanding recruiter,
a great teacher of the game
and someone who understood
the philosophy of our football
"Coach Drayton is all of
Drayton that and more. We are excited
to have him and his wife join
our Gator family."
Drayton, 33, went to MSU from the Green
Bay Packers, where he spent the previous three
seasons as the organization's offensive quality
control and assistant special teams coach.
Before coaching on the pro level, Drayton
was the running backs coach for five months
at Bowling Green (Ohio) State University. He
earlier served as an assistant coach at Villanova
from 1996-2000, including its Division I-AA
national championship season in 1997. In 1999,
Drayton was nominated for the American
Football Coaches' Association Assistant Coach of
the Year Award.
Drayton has been instrumental in the devel-
opment of standout running backs, including
two-time All-American and Super Bowl-bound
Philadelphia Eagle Brian Westbrook. As a
sophomore at Villanova in 1998, Westbrook
became the first player on any collegiate level
to record more than 1,000 yards rushing and
1,000 receiving yards in the same season. This
past season, Drayton tutored Mississippi State's
"Jerious Norwood, who rushed for 1,050 yards
on 195 carries to finish third in the Southeastern
Conference with 95.5 yards per game.
"I'm proud to be a part of the Florida foot-
ball program," Drayton said. "I was fortunate
to be around Coach Meyer when he began his
head coaching career at Bowling Green, and I'm
thrilled to be reunited with him in Gainesville."
UF men's golf coach Buddy Alexander
was selected to coach the U.S. team in
the 2005 Palmer Cup by the Golf Coaches
Association of America. The Palmer Cup is
considered the Ryder Cup of college.