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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 86
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005
voter fraud case
r.va nis. mngaror aran
Smoke off the water
Firefighters pump GALLONgallons of water into the front end of-Justin Payne's 2000 Dodge
Stratus just minutes after the car erupted in flames behind Farah's Bar & Grill on Tuesday.
Payne had just sat down to eat inside the restaurant when a bystander came in to tell him
the news. The fire at its worst extended past the Dodge's front doors.
* THE STATE ATTORNEY'S
OFFICE COULD NOT FIND
By MEGAN SEERY
Alligator Staff Writer
Local authorities recently closed
an investigation into alleged voter
fraud against UF students before the
2004 general election, after evidence
proved insufficient for prosecution.
"No charges will be filed against
anyone," State Attomey's Office
spokesman. Spencer Mann said.
"There was not enough evidence
to establish the identification of a
The investigation began in"
October \, hin then-Alachua County
Supervisor of Elections Beverly Hill
forwarded to the state attorney
about 500 primarily student voter
registration forms after she ques-
tioned their validity.
An inordinate number of forms
requested a change in patty affilia-
tion, and most registrants "emphati-
cally" denied they asked to change
parties, Hill said at the time.
Several students alleged that
Young Political Majors LLC, whose
voter drive was sponsored by the
Republican Party, tricked students
into changing their affiliations with
a fake petition.
Investigators randomly called
about 200 of the 500 registrants in
involved in the
and none of them
could be identi-
Carpenr fied by the peo-
pie who signed
the forms," he said. "There was no
particular way to establish who of-
fered the registration form."
Also, registrants take some
responsibility when they sign the
forms, making it difficult to prove
that wrongdoing occurred, he said.
"People signed forms where
there was a disclaimer that said all
the information is virtually true and
SEE YPM, PAGE 10
Meyer continues to boost UF's recruiting rankings
By ERIC ESTEBAN
Alligator Writer -
Coach Urban Meyer's calling card has
been doing the unthinkable.
With Bowling Green and Utah already
under his belt, Meyer has made his first
imprint on the Gators via the recruiting
world by doing what analysts said couldn't
SIn less than a month's time, Meyer has
inched up the Scout.com recruiting rankings
to No. 17, three spots behind Miami and 11
spots ahead of No. 28 Florida State.
"I've said in the past that wherever
there is a coaching change, recruiting will
Steve Newman dur-
ing a 70-47 UF win.
A reserve player,
Noah helped spark
the Gators by grab-
bing four rebounds.
See story, pg. 24.
always be a struggle," said Jamie Newberg,
Scout.com's national recruiting analyst.
"Having said that, it is pretty evident that
Meyer and staff are going to be the first to
disprove my philosophy."
When former head coach Ron Zook
hit the recruiting trail in his first year, he
was able to net current NFL-bound Gators
Ciatrick Fason and Channing Crowder.
However, that class still finished outside of
"The most important thing right now.
is that Meyer is finding a way to fulfill his
team needs with quality players," Newberg
said. "If he continues at this pace, the. Gators
have a definite shot of finishing with a top-
10 recruiting class."
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"I've said in the past that wher-
ever there is a coaching change,
recruiting will always be a strug-
gle,. having said that, it is pretty .
evident that Meyer and staff are
Going to be the first to disprove my
national recruiting analyst for Scout.com
This past weekend, the'Gators landed five
oral commitments four recruits from the
Sunshine State and one frodi Texas. While
Meyer has been making a point of plant-
I This semester's final exam and
commencement schedule at UF
might leave some students choos-
ing between celebrating a religious
holiday and taking a final.
This year, the Jewish holiday of
Passover falls on the same dates
as mostfinals and commence-
ments. See story, pg. 3.
ing his recruiting flag in talent-rich Florida,
what is most impressive is that all four had
previously pledged to another school.
"Him landing those five guys is huge,
because now they have momentum head-
ing into the last weekend of recruiting,"
Newberg said. "More importantly, they are
all impact guys that he has taken away from
Meyer and his new staff have employed
a three-pronged strategy to tackling the re-
cruiting season in a limited amount of time.
"They are recruiting kids the coaches al-
ready had relationships with while at Utah,"
Newberg said. "They are pursuing recruits
SEE RECRUITING, PAGE 21
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005 a ALLIGATOR, 3
E STUDENTS ARE FORCED TO
CHOOSE BETWEEN PRIORITIES.
By LAURA JONES
Alligator Contributing Writer
This semester's final exam and com-
mencement schedule at UF might leave
some students choosing between celebrat-
ing a religious holiday and taking a final or
participating in commencement.
This year, the Jewish holiday of Passover
begins on the night of April 23 and ends on
April 30. Most finals and commencements.
also fall on these dates.
"Passover is considered one of the most
important holidays," said Ari Kaiman, UF
Jewish Student Union president. "It rep-
resents the liberation of the Jewish people
from enslavement. This is a very important
theme throughout Judaism."
University Ombudsman Tommie
Howard said no one has come to him yet
with complaints about the issue.
"My feeling is that 100 percent of our
faculty members are sensitive to the date in
question, so they are willing to work with
the students," Howard said.
Students with a conflict
Student should contact their professors,
ie he said. If any student feels ad-
versely affected by a university
policy, however, that student should come
to his office to speak with him about the
UF economics professor Mark Rush has
already been confronted by several of his
students concerning this issue.
His nhicroeconomics final is on the first
night of Passover, traditionally the most im-
portant night of the holiday, Rush said.
"I think there has to be some resolution,"
he said. "It's not acceptable."
After the conflict was brought to his at-
tention, he posted an e-mail explaining the
situation and discussed it in class, Rush said.
He assured his students he is trying to work
out an alternative date with the registrar.
Kaiman said, "I don't think the uni-
versity would ever intentionally schedule
something on a Jewish holiday to spite
Jewish students, but I do think that it is a
very unfortunate situation for the Jewish
Kaiman said that although UF has one of
the largest Jewish student populations of the
southeastern public universities, he accepts
that UF has no obligation to change for the
Jewish student population.
"We will not be making any official com-
plaints or lodges because the university has
already made its decision," he said.
UF has been aware of the scheduling con-
flict for a while but has done nothing about
it, Kaiman said.
Howard said the policy of the university
is to create the schedule for both finals and
commencement years in advance.
Kaiman said he is most concerned about
the conflict with commencement because
there are no alternative dates for it.
For those who cannot go home for
Passover or who have family coming to
town during the holiday for commence-
ment, Kaiman said Hillel will offer kosher
Passover meals, and the staff would be
happy to accommodate.
To the streets
Bill Gilbert of Com-
Against War and Ter-
rorism protests the
of Iraq on the corner
of University Av-
enue and Northwest
13th Street. Gilbert
and other CCAWT
tives to war, plan to
continue the protest
every other Tuesday
afternoon at the
Greek average GPAs dip slightly in 2004
IFC wins regional GPA excellence award
By KYLIE CRAIG
Fraternities and sororities at UF reported
a decrease in their overall GPAs from last
Spring, but not by much.
According to Fall 2004 semester reports,
the all-sorority average GPA was 3.307, a
decrease from the Spring GPA of 3.326. The
all fraternity average GPA rounded out at
2.918, also a decrease from a Spring average
Fraternities win GPA award
Even with the decrease, the UF fraternity
system received the Gamma Sigma Alpha
Southeastern U.S. Regional GPA Award for
academic excellence in December.
"We have worked very hard over the last
year to implement academic programming
to give as much support as possible to mem-
bers as they pursue their scholastic goals,"
IFC President John Dicks stated in a recent
The award was calculated by compar-
ing the fraternity's GPAs to the all-men's
average at UF. It included the GPAs of the
Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek
Council and National Panhellenic Council.
According to the release, UF's fraternity
averages beat out non-Greek UF males by .05
Of the 32 fraternities, IFC member Alpha
Epsilon Pi boasted the highest Fall GPA aver-
age at 3.428.
"Academics is one of the reasons we're
here," Alpha Epsilon Pi president Danny
Miller said. "We focus more on a fraternity of
Miller said he also noticed a smarter breed
of kids coming through the fraternity because
of increasing academic standards at UF
Sororities also recognized
At the top of the sorority GPA rankings
was Panhellenic Council member Alpha
Epsilon Phi, with a GPA of 3.532..
Both Alpha Epsilon Pi and Alpha Epsilon'
Phi were recognized with academic excellence'
awards for their GPAs.
Of the four Greek councils at UF, the
Panhellenic Council had the highest GPA
average, followed in rank by the IFC, the
Multicultural Greek Council, and finally the
National Panhellenic Council.
The Panhellenic Council's average GPA
topped the other councils with a 3.301, re-
ports from the Dean of Student's Office show.
Reports also show the National Pan-
Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities
ranked the lowest of all council GPAs at
The rankings haven't changed since 2003
when the PC held the highest avergae GPA of
the councils and the NPHC held the lowest.
The fraternity with the lowest average
GPA from the four councils is NPHC member
Omega Psi Phi, with a 1.640.
The sorority with the-lowest average GPA
is Kappa Phi Lambda, a new associate mem-
ber of the MGC.
Officers of the Panhellenic, Multicultural
Greek and National Pan-Hellenic Councils
could not be reached for comment on this
Greeks' GPAs take t wasn't a total loss, but Greek organizations'
not-so-dramatic slip grade-point averages have fallen since 2002.
GPA stats Fall 2004 Spring 2004 2002 Two-year change
Total Greek 3.141 3.028 3.251 -.11
Fraternities 2.918 3.058 3.077 -.16
Sororities 3.307 3.326 3.362 -.05
Best 2. Alpha Kappa Alpha 3.24
S:?. \ 3. Delta Sigma Theta 3.10
2. Zeta Beta Tau 3.24 National Pan-Hellenic Council
3. Tau Epsilon Phi 3.13 7. Phi Beta Sigma 1.98
Interfraternity Council 8. Kappa Alpha Psi 1.94
21. Delta Upsilon 2.65 / \P
22. Pi Kappa'Alpha 2.56 / Worst
sBest .i ,: <
S 2. Kappa Alpha Theta 3.50
S2. Gamma Eta 2.94 (tie) 3. Chi Omega / Kappa Delta 3.44
Multicultural Greek Council) Panhellenic Council
14. Pi Beta Phi 3.21
S. Lambda Theta Phi 2.49 22. Ph M 2.98
22. Phi Mu 2.98
Source: UF Dean of Students Office
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4, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005
Progress Party seeks student platform input
TUITION RATES AND ON-CAMPUS
PARKING WERE DISCUSSED.
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
The Progress Party's executive can-
didates chewed the fat with hungry stu-
dents, inquisitive voters and well-wish-
ers Tuesday in what they said would be
the first of many efforts to make Student
Government more accessible to all stu-
Student date MacKenzie Moritz,
overnmeRit vice presidential candi-
date Adam Roberts, and
Susie Henriques, candidate for treasurer,
spent most of the day at the Orange &
Brew with curious students.
"The way we're trying to make it is
very simple," Henriques said.
Suggestions brought up during thc dis-
cussion ranged from general ideas about
parking improvements and tuition rates to
one student's wish for a 24-hour omelette
station on campus.
Party leaders said they will use these
discussions along with survey results from
their Web site to build a researched cam-
4 Nick West/ Alligator Staff
Susie Henriques, Mackenzie Moritz and Adam Roberts of the Progress Party listen to
students' concerns Tuesday afternoon at Orange & Brew.
paign platform and ways to accomplish gonna put a price tag on," Moritz said.
objectives based on student input. If elicl-:ld. Proere-.s leaders said they
"Anything that costs money, we're would make long-lasting improvements
to the university, including an updated
and accurate SG Web site as a resource for
faculty and students.
Roberts, the director of SG's technology
cabinet, said he would use his experience
in the executive office to help oversee proj-
ects like updating the SG Web site.
"A promise made is gonna be a promise
kept," he said.
With legislative slating still more than
two weeks away, Progress leaders are
encouraging students to get involved and
turn in applications for Senate positions.
Despite what Moritz called a "falling
out" with fellow senators elected last year
on the governing Access Party's ticket, he
said he still maintains a good working re-
lationship with its members.
Sen. Christian Duque and Sen. Richard
Rodriguez, both elected along with Moritz
in Spring 2004, now are the presidents of
the Voice Party and the Phoenix Party,
Leaders of the Phoenix Party, who ran
as the Access Party last Spring, will hold a
nominating convention Monday from 9 to
11 p.m. in Reitz Union Room 282.
SG elections will be held March 15 and
16, after UF's Spring Break.
Senators approved the date change in
Students, overcrowded at UF gyms, pay for fitness
By HEATHER BERGER
As the new year brings new
resolutions to lose weight, students
are questioning whether UF's fit-
ness centers are up to the task.
Overcrowding at these centers
is becoming an inconvenience for
many, leading students to join pri-
vate facilities around Gainesville.
"I just can't believe how packed
it is," said Veronica Cooper, a stu-
dent who frequents the UF fitness
Cooper said she will have to join
another fitness facility if she doesn't
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"I don't want to spend the
money, but I need to bel sle to L :' a
gym when it's convenient for me,"
UF fitness : ntei emploves E .ilsc
recognize the popularit-, o.t t..-ni-
ingphysically titt t~ir the ni r, eari
"There's always an influx of
people every January who want
to head back to the gym as their
New Year's resolution," said Jessica
Mclntire, Southwest Recreation
Center building -uper..';-'.r "The
overcrowding becomes a serious
issue that students are unhappy
Private fitness Iaciiliti, in
Gainesi- llk are pro.': idhii' solutions
to thick problem and more students
are taking advantage of them.
Sheila M:lcri:d. director of
public relations for the Gainesville
Health Fitness Center, said _tu-
dents should be able to exercise
when it's convenient for -hern. iot t
when it's convenient for the gym.
"When you're a student, some-
times you can't get into a gym dur-
ing regular gym hours," McGradv
said. "GHFC is a 24-hour facility,
which means that you can always
get a workout in, and the crowds
won't be huge."
"GHFC is a 24-hour facility,
which means that you can
always get a workout in,
and the crowds won't be
Gainesville Health & Fitness Center
director of public relations
Although students have com-
plained about overcrowding at
the UF fitness centers, there are
no plans for expansion in the near
"I don't think anything is being
done right no-, said McIntire.
"Southwest Rec was just expanded
four years ago."
Without plans for expansion,
-tudents. are faced with a choice to
stay loyal to the UF fitness centers
while hoping for improvement or
to spc'nd money to stav' in ihape.
Despite broken resolutions that
come with January's end, Cooper
does not see a change for the UF
facilities anytime soon.
"You know, right now it's New
Year's resolutions," Cooper said.
"But Spring Break is so early this
year that I don't think anyone is
giving up their space just yet."
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COB u".u' COMMISSION
Bureaucratic error leads to Payne's Prairie trouble
By STEVE SPECHT
A mistake made in 1991 came out in
Tuesday's Alachua County Commission
The commission deferred a decision as
to what action should be taken regarding a
mislabeling of multiple areas of privately
owned properties surrounding Payne's
Prairie State Preserve as preservation ar-
eas rather than conservation areas, a label
reserved only for public land.
Debate continued for three hours be-
cause a private owner of 25 acres of the
disputed land wanted to have the label
on 9.93 acres changed so the land could be
used for private use. Conservation lands
still have strict guidelines as to what can
.The land in ques-
tion is east of U.S. 441
i on Williston Road.
Constance Holloway are
looking to sell their 9.93
DeLaney acres to Ludivine Kail
and her partners, who plan to construct
a recreational area much like the ropes
courses at Lake Wauburg.
"It's in the trees no man-made struc-
tures," Kail said.
Changing the designation of only 9.93
acres would prevent the area from being
used for residential structures because
housing on conservation areas requires
at least 10 acres, County Attorney David
Wagner said, with a only a single unit al-
lowed per 10 acres.
"Any other use that may be more in-
tense is not allowed," Wagner said.
Commissioner Paula DeLaney ex-
pressed concern about dividing up the
"Why are we carving out one little
piece when all of these are supposed to be
conservation?" DeLaney said.
In spite .of the commission implying
it could not legally deny Henderson and
Holloway's request to change the designa-
tion, more than a dozen citizens, including
Cate Miller, asked the county not to fix a
mistake benefiting the preserve.
"Someone said, 'I made a mistake in
1991 and crayoned in something blue as
a preserve.' It's never a mistake to pre-
serve," Miller said.
Another resident, James Ross, brought
up the option of the state or county pur-
chasing the property to add to the pre-
When Commissioner Cynthia Chestnut
asked if Ross would would spearhead the
effort, he agreed.
Lesbian couple tells students of their fight for rights
* RUTH AND CONNIE MET
OVER 40 YEARS AGO.
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Like many couples, Ruthie
and Connie finish each other's
sentences. They interrupt one an-
other. They bicker.
But in many ways, Ruthie and
Connie are not like other couples.
Ruth Berman and Connie
Kurtz spoke in the Reitz Union to
an audience of about 70 Tuesday
about their experiences and their
activism as a lesbian couple.
The event, sponsored by the
Pride Student Union, the Jewish
Student Union and UF Hillel, also
featured a screening of the award-
winning film "Ruthie and Connie:
Every Room in the House," docu-
menting the couple's experiences.
The duo met in Brooklyn in
1959 when they were both young
and married with children. In
1974, they realized they were in
love and left their husbands. They
moved in together, though at first
they denied to their families they
were romantically involved.
They tell in the film how they
placed separate nameplates on
separate bedroom doors to keep
Ruth Berman and Connie Kurtz share a laugh with each other prior to the screening of their movie "Ruth
and Connie: Every Room in the House," Tuesday night in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
their children from thinking they
were sleeping together.
"This represents, in a huge
way, the closet--of what someone
would go through to put' out a
lie," Berman said.
The film also included a clip
of the pair's appearance on Phil
Donahue's show in 1988.
At the time they were suing
the New York Board of Education
because Kurtz could not get the
benefits normally entitled to the
spouse of an educator.
"The laws are against me. I
refuse to keep quiet," Berman
firmly said in the video clip,
drawing applause from the Reitz
In 1994, with two other cou-
ples, they won the lawsuit, win-
ning medical and dental benefits
for gay and lesbian partners of all
New York City employees.
After the film, the
On two took questions
from the audience.
"We seemed to
have touched many people's
lives," Kurtz said. "Your response
says that you also agree."
She stressed the importance of
being an .outspoken activist, and
the need to acknowledge her rela-
tionship with Berman.
"We are a loving couple in ev-
ery room of the house," she said.
Currently, the two, along with
nine other couples, are involved
in a Florida lawsuit to obtain mar-
"I'm entitled, I demand and
I'm willing to challenge the de-
mocracy I hold so dearly," Kurtz
They also distinguished be-
tween legal and religious mar-
riage, saying that they want the
legal benefits that come along
with a legal marriage.
"We're not talking about dilut-
ing family values. We just ask to
be included in family values,"
UF professors: Carson's legacy is comedy and tolerance
Late-night king became a
to newer comic acts
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Former "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson will be re-
membered for influencing future comedians, helping smooth
the rocky race relations of his time and serving as a bridge to
modern comedy, selected UF instructors said after his death.
Kenneth Kidd, an associate English professor who teaches
media studies at UF, said Carson served as a bridge between
some of the more "genteel" figures of past variety shows and
the "post-modern" style of his successors.
Of the late-night hosts on television today, some more than
others retain a traditional feel reminiscent of Carson's, Kidd
"I think (Jay) Leno probably comes the closest," he said.
He noted that Leno, Carson's successor, seems less cynical
than his counterparts, such as David Letterman, whereas hosts
like Craig Kilbom represent the opposite end of the spectrum,
Kidd also commented that "The Daily Show" host Jon
Stewart was unique because the comic expressed his opinions
more than most.
"I think he's by far the most politically outspoken," he said
However, some say Carson, not known for strong politi-
cal opinions, had his own role in influencing the day's public
Herb Press, a former chief of photography for UF News and
Public Affairs, studied Carson's monologues for his master's
thesis in 1982.
He analyzed more than 500 jokes from Carson's mono-
logues spanning four months, seeking a correlation between
the host's quips and recorded public opinion.
Press said he did riot find a "so-called empirical conclu-
sion." However, based on the available information, Carson's
monologues appeared to keep issues in the headlines longer,
"In terms of politics, he reinforces a lot of what people be-
lieve, ard he can amplify issues and controversies in the news,"
Press said he was not surprised to hear of Carson's death.
"What did surprise me was the abundance of coverage," he
said, comparing the all-day news saturation to that following a
Once he digested what happened, he realized what an
impact Carson had made on people and the significance of
Carson's 30 years on the air.
"It (Carson's tenure) was quite rare. It will probably never
happen again," he said.
David Hedge, a UF political science professor, said that
although Carson probably had some influence on public opin-
ion, he had a bigger effect on race relations.
He said he remembered being impressed by Carson's tol-
erance, something which Hedge said always existed on the
6, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005
Senate should confirm
secretary of state choice
Condoleezza Rice has proven to be a controverisal
choice for secretary of state, as supporters praise her
experience and personality while dissenters attack
her closeness to President Bush and the handling of the war
After heated debate, however, the Alligator editorial
board feels she is the right person for the job.
Her tenure as Bush's national security adviser has both
given her valuable experience and placed her firmly in the
president's trust. In.addition, her personable nature and
dedication well suit her for a position that would require her
to interact with widely different people but assert her own
beliefs when necessary.
Opponents argue she would not be effective because they
feel she is little more than a Bush lapdog. While it is true she
must demonstrate that she is willing to stand up to the ad-
ministration when she feels it is wrong, her close relationship
with Bush bodes well for the cohesiveness of U.S. foreign
policy. Rice's tendency to agree with Bush likely stems not
from a tendency to defer to him, but because she shares his
Because of Bush's reliance on Rice as a confidant, she
should have more success in convincing him to reconsider
his stance when they conflict than exiting Secretary of State
Furthermore, foreign dignitaries viewing her as someone
in Bush's "inner circle" would get more of a sense that they
were essentially speaking directly to the president-a factor
missing with Powell, who often was seen as far-removed
from the core of the administration.
Her opponent's other key contention is that her participa-
tion in the administration's decision to invade Iraq and her
ensuing statements concerning weapons of mass destruction
show that she is unfit for office.
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut said it best in response
when he stated his belief that Rice should be considered
based on her qualifications for the position and her ability to
serve in the national interest, rather than on personal judge-
ments of each one of her actions.
And despite criticism, Rice has overwhelming support-
from both Democratic and Republican legislators. She
won the endorsement from the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee last week by a vote of 16-2, including approval
from six of the committee's eight Democrats.
Even Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a dissenter of her appoint-
ment, agreed Rice's qualifications were not in question.
This support shows another one of her strengths as a poli-
tician -- her ability to appeal to a wide number of interests
because of her professionalism and demonstrated capability.
However, dissenters should not be begrudged their right
to protest the choice. Though Rice's appointment seems im-
minent, the opposition of some Democrats demonstrates
they will not simply comply with the wishes of the major-
ity a message that helps to refute the perception that
Democrats in this term will not provide a capable foil to the
In the end, we believe Rice will be successful in the job
because of her record of achievement and her ability to win
people over with her personable and knowledgable nature.
Though controversial, Rice's appointment would be a
step in the right direction for U.S. foreign policy.
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Fraternity council fights against rape
he Interfraternity Council does not "condone" rape
and sexual assault. IFC detests rape and sexual as-
sault just as much as any women's organization and
regularly schedules programming and speakers to talk
about thi- serious issue. Each-semester, IFC educates 500
to 600 new members about sexual'assault. This is a large
group of men we hope Campus National Organization for
Women and other groups will use as a group to educate
instead of assessing blame.
January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and
campus organizations such as Acting Against Rape Every
Student's Taskforce, the Panhellenic Council, Campus
NOW, the Center for Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery
and Education and others have put on many educational
programs to prevent sexual assault. IFC has supported all
of these organizations in putting on these events and does
so 12 months a year.
There should not be a debate about the issues of sexual
assault and rape. These occurrences are problems but
they are problems everywhere: in dorms, bars and frater-
nity houses at the University of Florida, at other universi-
ties around the country and in all of the cities in all of the
world. They are problems that need to be discussed not
only in the month of January but all 365 days of the year.
IFC looks forward to working with Campus NOW,
AAREST, the Panhellenic Council and other campus or-
ganizations to address this problem together. Rape and
sexual assault unfortunately do occur in the fraternity life-
style, and it is a problem that IFC confronts. It is our hope
that we can work toward a solution together to educate,
ameliorate and liberate our organizations, and the campus
at large, of this crime.
IFC continually has taken proactive steps to educate
our men and protect women at our social events. A new
policy, just enacted this semester, states that only drinks in
sealed containers will be served at functions at fraternity
houses, in order to prevent the use of date-rape drugs.
Just last week, IFC worked with AAREST and CARE
as partners for Mike Domitrz's presentation titled "Can
I Kiss You? Dating, Communication, Respect & Sexual
Assault Awareness." It was part of the new member edu-
cation process for all 24 chapters,
John Dicks and IFC men made up a large part
Jeremy Martin of the audience.
Speaking Out IFC does not put the burden on
women to avoid rape and requires
our members to live up to the standard that we took as an
oath of brotherhood. That oath is one of respect, integrity
and character that we strive to live by every day.
IFC does take a proactive stance towards preventing
rape and sexual assault, but it is not enough. There is a
national problem when 10 percent of on-campus sexual
assaults occur-at fraternity houses, according to "Sexual
Victimization of College Women," a report published by
the U.S. Department of Justice in December 2000. It is also
a problem within the fraternity system at UF, even though
IFC actively works to prevent sexual assault.
SSexual assault also is. a problem outside of fraternity
houses, where 90 percent of on-campus sexual assault oc-
curs. It is a campus-wide problem that requires a campus-
wide effort. IFC looks forward to working with the Dean
of Student's Office, Campus NOW, AAREST, CARE and
others to pave the way to eliminate this problem in frater-
nity houses and the UF campus as a whole.
John Dicks and Jeremy Martin are president and administra-
tive vice president of UF's Interfraternity Council.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Is Condoleezza
Rice the best choice for secretary
Tuesday's question: Would you
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Board of Governors needs to take control of state system
Thursday, Florida's heavy hitters in
higher education will roll into town
for the Board of Governors meet-
ing scheduled at the Reitz Union. The hot
item: Florida State University's proposed
chiropractic school. But that's not the real
story at the Board of Governors meeting;
the real story is control. The board should
insulate the State University System from
political meddling. An autonomous board
would ensure that a proposal such as FSU's
chiropractic school would be reviewed on
its academic merit and benefits to Florida,
apart from short-sighted state politics.
But the Florida Student Association, and
therefore the Access Party, is afraid a stron-
ger board would increase tuition, implement
block tuition, ban alcohol within 100 miles of
campuses, mandate all classes be taught in
Russian, cause global warming, etc. Silly FSA
- don't you know change isn't always bad?
This is not' to say Florida's universities
should adopt block tuition. As UF Student
Body President Jamal Sowell said, "The stu-
dent body already has enough fees to pay."
Raising prices also could make a college
education prohibitively expensive for lower-
income students, trapping families in a cycle
of poverty. But the real reason not to block
tuition is because it won't work. Proponents
l(nc, t hnmp
reason it would cause
students to graduate
sooner. Who wants
to pay for classes
they don't take? So,
the school forces you
But not all
students need to
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An October 2004
Board of Governors'
report shows students who graduate from
the university where they started earn their
degrees in 4.3 years on average. If 4.3 years is
the statewide average, I'll bet a fiddle of gold
UF's number is less. Compared to the rest of
the SUS, UF students are more likely to enter
college with credits from advanced placement,
international baccalaureate or dual-enroll-
ment classes; more likely to take on heavy
course loads; less likely to have to leave school
because of family or financial obligations; and
more committed to graduating on time.
So, to the Board of Governors: Send the
chiropractic school back to the drawing board
and disregard the block tuition yay-sayers.
To FSA andSG: Don't fear the reaper, baby.
Gavin Baker is a history freshman. His
column appears on Wednesdays.
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-Letters to the Editor
Rapists would not respond to entreaties
Editor: In Monday's guest column,
Maxwell and Paggi suggest rape preven-
tion should focus on telling men not to
rape, rather than educating women on
how to prevent it. They say, "UF needs to
place more emphasis- on telling men not to
rape women, because it is men who are the
source of the problem." This is true, but the
suggested course of action is just silly. Using
that philosophy, I should reduce my chance
of being robbed not by getting stronger locks
or an alarm system but by putting a sign in
front of my house reminding passersby not
to rob me. Rapists don't rape because they
think it's OK, they do it because they are
damaged individuals with severe personal-
ity issues. If you want to prevent rape, carry
a Taser, a rubber band and a knife.
Use your imagination.
New parking restrictions worsen issue
Editor: I drove yesterday to the parking
spot I have used for after-hours parking
on campus for the last three years. There, I
found a card box preventing entrance and
a traffic jam of confused drivers. Without
the garage on Museum Road, every park-
ing area close to Turlington Hall was full
of angry students seeking a place to park in
I searched through all of my update
e-mails from the university and found no
mention of the boxes. I guess UF prefers
that students not be able to get back to cam-
pus after hours. It would have been nice -if
they would have told me, as I missed both
a study session and a club meeting. Like
many actions the school has taken, this latest
scheme seems to imply that the university
cares very little about making the campus
accessible to its own undergraduates.
Confusing line has readers misinformed
SEditor On Tuesday, you said "Gainesville
citizens could pay an average of $12 more
on their water bills and $14 more on their
electric bills if a proposed fire-hydrant and
streetlight fee is approved."
If that is per month, then it's a big deal;
If it's per year, then it's no big deal. Which
In this case, you failed to inform, so we
Students also against FSU chiropractics
Editor: This letter is in regards to the ar-
ticle in Thursday's Opinions section entitled-
"FSU chiropractic school deserves lack of
support." As an alumnus of FSU and a cur-
rent employee of FSU's College of Medicine,
I echo the sentiments expressed but feel it's
necessary to clarify a few points. Not only
does the FSU medical faculty vehemently
oppose the idea of this chiropractic school,
but the student population also opposes the
idea. It's not as if we have a choice, though.
Often, members of the legislature have more
to say about what happens to a college than
those who pay tuition. It is a sad day indeed
when the Board of Govenors and FSU's
Board of Trustees won't listen to the wishes
of the faculty. We're used to them ignoring
the will of the students but, as we are a
young medical school, it puts the degrees
that all the medical students work doggedly
for in the garbage. It makes them no better
than an Auburn graduate. One last note:
Nicole E. Rogers
Gators must take up arms against rape
Editor: Sexual Assault Awareness
Month? I didn't even know there was such
a thing. It's a shame that in a state where
our Second Amendment still is respected,
that more women aren't willing to defend
themselves by carrying a personal firearm.
Taking self-defense courses is fine, but it will
do little good against an armed rapist. On
our campus, our First Amendment is talked
about and practiced to death, but no atten-
tion is paid to the amendment that enforces
the first. I encourage all Gators especially
women to take a personal safety course
and apply for a concealed-weapons permit
and get involved in or at least check out
your localor campus pistol and rifle club.
UF Pistol and Rifle Club member
Column underestimates recruiting class
Editor: Ian Fisher's column "2005 recruit-
ing class: quality over quantity" in Monday's
edition was ridiculous. It sounded as if he
has no idea of what's going on with Florida
football whatsoever. I would expect more
from the sports editor.
With almost 10 days left before signing
day and a boatload of recruits visiting this
weekend, how does Florida's recruiting
class not possibly have a shot at making the
top 10? According to www.scout.com, the
site he refers to, we've just moved up to the
No. 16 slot of recruiting classes, up from No.
29 yesterday. Some of the statements coming
from the commitments themselves, such as
David Nelson, are saying there likely are
going to be many more to come on signing
day. Not to mention the fact that we have
multiple four-star and five-star recruits still
debating on Florida, such as Brian Cushing
and O.J. Murdock. Even Antone Smith, the
nation's best running back according to
scout.com, still is considering UF as one of
his top 2 or 3 schools of choice.
UF's scout.com ranking of No. 16 doesn't
even take into consideration some of the soft
verbals we have, such as Avery Atkins, who
is a five-star recruit. Granted, he's stated his
visit to FSU recently has opened up his mind
a little, but he visits with us later this week
- which should help our chances in sealing
There is plenty of opportunity for and
possibility of us having a top 10 recruiting
class this year, regardless of where we are
now. But the fact is, we're only halfway
through our shortened commitment pro-
cess, and it seems like it's very early to state
we don't have a chance at ranking in the
top 10. I'm not even going to comment on
your statement about the kicker, Jonathan
Phillips, being the biggest recruit we have
had thus far. He's important, yes, I agree.
But next time, do your research before you
announce to Gator nation that their best re-
cruit so far is a kicker, and that they should
wait until next year for a top 10 recruiting
Some of us are unbelievably excited
and positive about this year. Coach Meyer
and his staff, as well as Jeremy Foley and
President Machen, deserve respect and ap-
preciation for what they've done to improve
our football program.
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By SKYLER SMITH
Three UF professors have been recognized as fel-
lows in the American Physical Society, the world-
wide organization for physicists.
UF physicists Paul Avery and Peter Hirschfeld
and chemist Frank Harris were among the one-half
of one percent of a group of 40,000 chosen each
year to become fellows, according to the American
"Three professors being named fellows in one
year is quite impressive," said Alan Dorsey, UF
physics department chairman, in a press release.
"It is certainly an indication of the quality of the
faculty and the esteem in which they are held by
Of the 49 full-time members within UF's physics
department, 17 are American Physical Society fel-
lows, according to a press release.
Hirschfeld's work concerns high-temperature
superconductors and was cited for research that
helped identify D-wave pairs.
"I think it's a nice feather in the cap of the phys-
ics department," Hirschfeld said.
The department has been building a reputation
for 15 years and it is now "a player on the national
research stage," Hirschfeld added.
Harris has been teaching at UF for 20 years and
was recognized for developing computing resourc-
es for high-energy physics. He is also the director
of two chartered National Science Foundation
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Current Supervisor of Elections Pam
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lier this month, said her office did not
change the party affiliations of voters who
switched their registration to Alachua
"We did not change any of our current
registrations or convert them to a new par-
ty," she said, adding voters can request to
personally change their party affiliations.
"If they were already registered, we left
them registered in their original party."
Julie Handa, Gainesville coordinator for
America Coming Together, a left-leaning
grassroots organization, said she notified
Hill and UF Student Activities Director
Lohse Beeland when she became suspi-
cious of YPM.
"What they were doing didn't seem
right," she said. "I wanted them (local of-
ficials) to look into it."
Ted Terry, president of the Gator
Greens, was among the students who
aired concerns about the registration drive
in October when he wrote an e-mail com-
plaining to the Attorney General's Office.
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By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Art featured at the 40th an-
nual Art Faculty Exhibition that
opened Tuesday ran the gamut
from wetland scenery to a de-
"Sleep of Reason," by Arturo
Sinclair, consists of an old am-
munition box with a gas mask
and uniform packed inside. A
decayed skull with wispy gray
hair and rosy bloodstains wears
the mask. In the eye socket, fig-
ures move about on an infrared
display as a deep, garbled voice
Sinclair is one of 22 artists rep-
resented at the Harn Museum ex-
hibit, which runs until April 17.
Charles Mason, curator of the
show, said the exhibition is dif-
ferent from others at the museum
in that the artists were able to
select the works that would rep-
A few of the exhibits share a
common theme of war. Others
feature the human body as the
One piece, "Carnival
Knowledge" by Barbara Jo
Revelle, features a wall of photo-
graphs of people a naked man
wearing fairy wings, for example
- at Mardi Gras-like celebra-
tions. Painted, nude bodies grace
most of the photographs.
"It's funny," said Carrie
McGirr, a first-year art student,
"because it's abstract and unreal-
istic, but they're real people."
"It's funny because it's
(the photograph) ab-
stract and unrealistic, but
they're real people."
Mason said the Ham's exhibi-
tions typically center around a
certain theme. Here, he said, the
only unifier is that the artists all
work in the same department.
Jaime Baird, a graduate stu-
dent in art history, said she liked
the way the exhibition incorpo-
rated various mediums, perspec-
tives and methodologies.
"It's nice to see the different
influences going into the training
of our students," she said.
Brothers of Phi Delta
Theta-play an after-dinner
game of "tips" Tuesday
afternoon. The game
is played to 21, and a
player's score is dropped
.to zero if another player
"tips-in" his rebound while
in the air.
Vox stages No Choice Memorial on Reitz Union lawn
By TRAVIS ATRIA
Alligator Contributing Writer
One hundred and sixty-seven wooden
stakes with coathangers attached to the tops
were planted in the North Lawn of the Reitz
Union on Tuesday.
This was no prank. Vox: Voices For Planned
Parenthood constructed the memorial to raise
awareness of the prevalence of unsafe abor-
According to Vox, a woman dies as a result
of an unsafe abortion every six minutes- that's
87,600 each year.
'Tuesday was the group's first No Choice
Memorial, a remembrance of the women
who have died and an effort to reduce that
number in the future by promoting educa-_
Katie Stellitano, spokeswoman for UF's
chapter of Vox, said the point
Stu det 'of the memorial was "for
n people to be able to actually
visualize how many people
die each day from unsafe
abortions all around the world."
Vox is an abortion rights group that
organizes events designed to educate stu-
dents about reproductive health.
UF's chapter has conducted a sexual edu-
cation and reproductive rights fair and HIV
testing in the Reitz Union, receiving most of
its funding from Student Government.
.Although there is a problem with unsafe
abortions in America, the rates are much
higher elsewhere, according to Vox.
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LIVE OUT YOUR DREAMS!!!
Roommate matching 3/3 from only $435
FREE Cable w/'HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm.
Gated*24hr gym* Tan FREE*Close to UF
Super Clean Studio.
Walk to Shands-
Long & short term lease
Now as low as $355 monthly
inc all utilities ph 336-9836
Live in Peace! Luxury 3BR & 4BR, includes:
utilities, furniture, individual lease, W/D, ex-
tended cable. Starting at $480/mo. Call The
Landings at 336-3838. 4-20-71-2
*** SORORITY ROW AREA ***
Experience the luxury at Windsor Hall.
Located 2 blocks to UF. Beautiful single &
double suites available. Starting at $375/rrrmo
includes everything gym, pool, DSL, elec-
tric, etc. 337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com
BETTER THAN THE DORMS!
Private Rooms $299-$380
No Hassle Living at UF! 372-7111
1BR & 2BR Huge floor plan Private patio,
park at your door. C's- .. : 7-- 1:' Furn Avail
3436 SW 42nd Ave & 34th St. $500 & $600/
WALK TO UF!l
Clean, comfortable -fti-.: er,-v si.ji:ud pf'..'re
entrance, parking les'. I.- n: p.-i c 5.
mo incl utils Call 352-376-8026 2-3-25-1
PROF/GRAD STUDENT. Safe, quiet furn or
unfurn. All amenities $300/mo Leave mssg.
Apt. for rent for fall 2005! University Terrace
$395/mo includes utilities, internet, cable tv.
On bus route, good location, 4BR/4BA, bal-
cony! Call 219-5997 1-26-15-1
Beautiful lake front home 2BR/2BA Central
ht/air, furnished. $980. Also available Studio/
garage apt downtown. $330. Call -373-6551
leave message. 1-26-10-1
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
with: internet & cable & elec & water
walking closets, full bath, wash/dry
pool view, gym, FULL furnish
Call for more info 352-258-3542 2-4-12-1
U For Rent
Just Bring Your Clothes!
Furnished 2 & 3 bedrooms. from $875
Luxury living with all the perks!
Includes cable, utility packages avail
All we need is you! 372-8100'
1 Room in downtown apt. Newly remod-
eled. Cuirl r,,.h-,: .Close to
Shands, UF & Library. $350/mo. Month
to month or longer lease okay. Pets okay.
Call 262-1351 1-31-7-1
$800/mo .'P 1 p..i eAtownhouse. Hale
Plantation. Spacious. Vaulted ceiling, sky
-light. Call Katie 332-4404 2-8-10-1
1/1 in a 4/4 @ Exchange Apts Fully furnished
W/D, 2 females as roommates. No deposit.
Poolside. All inclusive. RTS rt 20 to campus.
Avail immediately 494-3067 2-1-5-1
GATOR PLACE APTS 3600 SW23 St. 2BR/
1BAW/D is optional. Park in front of your apt.
Pet play park. 2 mi to VA/Shands. $525/mo
372-0507. 4-20-71-2 .
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $325/mo.
OIBR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or,
mobile 213-3901. 4-20-71-2
Walk to UF, Studios and 1BR's
From $505. -ree p.arlir <
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
$89 1st month's rent
Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant?
CALL THE BEST!
Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS*
Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
1 For Rent
CAN T FIND PARKING? BUS FULL?
Suli- _. I rm ; I 4r .'. aD UF
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QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD!
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HUGE floor plans! 2 Pools!
Pets Welcome! ** 335-7275
BIG CITY LIVING DOWNTOWN
Stylish Studios, 1/1's, 2/2's, 3/3's
Avail. Now/Fall: 338-0002
*SUN .BAY APTSO
OGrad students $99 Deposit*
**Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $460/mo*02-1 j.' 1:1' mro
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1 & 2BR apts. ..-,.r,..r,,er.r it, shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off S',.' :'ir,. -.e i4 i:i $515, incl water,
sewer, p ic. ,:or,i, .:l garut'age ,orr, no pets
allowec _C3 1'i .".- ?5.7" r.- 4. ,: .71-27
Quiet! Convenience! Location!
1BR i,-:i0 F *EI,F.;
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rl.:,v, .- -ujui' 372-7555
SEPARATE FROM THE COMMON PLACE
Luxury 2eF 2 .L arr,. 'eB :BA
W/D inci FF EE -i- lie"ia-r,
24hr. Gym* FREE Tan* Close to UF
Museum Walk 379-9255
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house; 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Oul House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-20-71-2
"Free for All"
Huge 3BR/2BA $850
Alarm cool pool tennis b-ball
Free UF parking Perfect for pets
Amazing specials 376-4002
1 For Rent
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495:
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-20-71-2
Perfect for 1, Big .enough for 2!
750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love pets!
Move-in now, 1 month free 332-7401
LIVE EVERY DAY A VACATION!!!
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
1,2 & 3BR with GATED ENTRY!
HUGE apts w/screened porches
FREE Alarm FREE Tanrning
24-hour Gym Quiet NWArea
Move-in Specials 372-0400
**Beautiful and New***
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE -l.r.- peed Internet
FREE F roniir.-i ,d Liarm
FREE C a'ie t HBr ir-.o.r,
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym.
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866)
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single -an,ni rn,..,-re-'. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
E iir I L- I IL'
1.1 from $460.00 2.' ,521:, :11:',
-$99 deposit for'Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
Make Them Green With Envy!
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Pool*Hot Tub*Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
Reserve now for fall! 372-8100
HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations and price ranges
If you are tired of apt life
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U l For Rent
Leasing Now & Fall
Large `i[P iE- .2i'. 3BR/2BA$855
-lar,n-, pe .-*. l..-i' fre I' iiF par ingr
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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
V.'iD*Fre- Pa, i.';nq*Ei, aic.r Access
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Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
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2BR TH $639 inc W/D, alarm, park free@UF
Pets welcome-, Daily Specials!
Avail t lOW,.:.r. Fall 373-1111
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Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
-$150 deposit. Aug & Sept Free!
HOUSE Walk to UF!
Spacious 3BR house avail now!
Wood floors, huge screen porch
Great Value! Open wkends 372-7111
More for less, FREE even!
2BR/2BA- Only $680
Pool bus route alarm tennis
Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
U For Rent
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695.. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H, covered patio, DW, verticals,
W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$499 377-1633 2-25-38-2
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***LIVE IN LUXURY***
HUGE TWNHMS:2/2 & 3/3
Free cable, w/HBO & Showtime
SW/D*alarm*free tanning*comp lab
Pets welcome*Private dog park
Leasing NOW & FALL 377-2801
Free Extended Basic Cablel Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
& DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
Now 372-9913 4-20-71-2
SAmazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
1 BR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
S For Rent
HOUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
630 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
Ig screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
Sappt. 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
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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-
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
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1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-21-71-2
*8 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 2BR/1BA apt. Caipet, 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
374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1/2 PRICE APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
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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
Terr. Pvt owner, please leave detailed mes-
sage. Other units avail. $425/mo 331-2099
SHORT LEASE NEGOTIABLE on some
units SEE PET'S PARADISE AD 352-331-
LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?
The Leasing Connection
1608 NW 1st Ave
Located right behind Florida Bookstore
Plenty of FREE PARKING!
FREE Apartment & Housing
Call 352-376-4493 or visit
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
BR/2.5BATownhouse, close to UF, Student's
dream. $750/mo, low dep, W/D incl. Call Phil
at 352-235-0600 1-31-17-2
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 2BR/2BA...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 NW20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UF
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387
***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 ** $650/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft ** $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$30 off deposit 0 376-2507
** 3BR/4BR LIKE A 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
Beautiful/quiet 0 376-2507
3BR/2BA HOUSE. Close to UF & Santa Fe.
Tile floors, Berber carpet, all appliances incl.
Privacy fenced-in yard. $1050/mo. Call 215-
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
1BR 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
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
S For Rent
A cozy stone cottage. Bike to UF. 2BR/1 BA
w/office & large yard. $695/mo. Drive by
1st, 303 SE 8th St,.then call 352-538-1310
4BR/3BA HOUSE 2200 sq ft. Living, dining
& family rooms, porch, fenced, garage,
wood floors. Near UF. 1301 NW 31st Dr.
$1350/mo 371-1998 1-26-2-2
2BR/1BA Apts. $500-525/mo
5 BlIks to UFI 840 sq ft
829 SW 5th Avenue, St. Croix Apts.
Cent H &Air, Inclds Wtr, Swg, Pst Ctrl,
Garbage. Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
1BR/1BA 1 Blkto UF!
Carpet, Central H & Air, Laundry
On site. $515/mo includes utilities
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR/2BA in WOODSIDE VILLAS
7200 SW 8th Avenue $620/mo
Pool, Clubhouse, etc.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR/1BA Apt, 1 Block to UF.
Central H &Air. Tile Floors
1236 SW 1stAVe. $575/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR/1BAApts 1 Block to UF
New Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht
1216 SW 3rd Avenue, $540/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR/1 BAApts. Terazzo Floors
Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht
2 Blks to UF. $510/mo
1508 NW4th Ave.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
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Ig open, good area $580-610 0 2/2, pation,
gate $510-515 0 SW fancy 2BR near UF, Ig
kit, sc pch, fenced, trees $545-560 0 Share
2BR $300-450 373-8310 1-31-5-2
2BR/1BA in old house downtown. Hardwood
floors, high ceilings, pets arranged, avail
Jan 15th $475/mo lst/last/dep. Call Greg
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U For Rent
Historic Apartments. Ceiling fans, hardwood
floors, high ceilings, some w/fireplaces. 1BR
$470 w/water & sewer. First, last, security.
SE historic district. No dogs please. 378-
WALK TO SFCC
New 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA home
Rent $1250/mo or by indiv BR
Avail 2/1 Call 283-6279 2-8-10-2
8 1 Subleases 3
2BR avail in 4BR/4BA condo in Countryside
@ University. Includes cable, utilities, W/D.
Living rm furn. Call Irvin (352)379-2926
email- firstname.lastname@example.org $450/month
Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
BEST DEAL IN GAINESVILLE
$350 for 1BR in a 2BR/2BA apt. Call 352-
***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.
0 1 Subleases 3
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 Angie
352-213-8572 or 352-331-4400 1-28-10-3
Take over lease by 2/1 & I'll give you $100!
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA Hidden Lake w/male
roommate. 1-story villa w/small fenced yard.
fully furn except BR. $449/mo. Avail imme-
diately. Lease ends Aug. Call 352-685-3332
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
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-
1 BR apt for $350/mo OBO. Was $450/mo but
need to move out of Florida to take job up
north. Call Ty 514-2981 2-3-12-3
WINDMEADOWS sublease $500/mo neg.
1 BR/1BA behind Butler Plaza. JAN FREE!
Feb 1-July 30, 2005. Work-out room, laun-
dry. Call 352-375-6381 2-1-10-3
a l Subleases
SUBLEASE- Avail Immediately!
Fully furnished, all utils incl, cable, per-
sonal phoneline. $465/mo. 1 MONTH FREE.
Lexington Crossing on UF bus rt. Call 352-
1BR/1BA. Large BR w/walk-in closet. Free
parking across from UF. Rent inci water,
sewer, garbage, pest control. $450/mo.
Lease until 7/05. Please call 352-598-5481
1BR/1 BA. Pine Rush Apts. Jan Free! Move
in now. $399/mo. Lease ends 5/31/05. Keep
sec deposit. SW 20th Ave. Call 332-7894 Iv.
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 1 BR/1 BA 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 town-
house at Stoneridge. $305/mo + utils. Call
HUGE 1BR in amazing 5BR house. Has
BBQ, pooltable, pool and beautiful view. See
it to believe it! $360 a month. Call Ryan @
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
WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo
Now til Aug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all
MAGNOLIA PLACE APTS on NW 39th St.
1BR/2Ba, garage, luxury twonhome. Brand
new. $768/mo ($950 original price) Call
Linda 866-730-6152 or evenings 377-0289
Female sublease at Courtyards.
1 bedroom in 4/2 townhouse
furniture & util included; $399/mo
NO sec dep, 1st mo rent free
514-6408 or firstname.lastname@example.org 2-7-10-3
Two bedroom/two full bath
Sublease available immediately
Seven month sublease
Call 338-1588/283-3885 add'l info 2-1-5-3
a ll Subleases )
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 1BR/1BA apt for
sublease. $414/mo w/or w/o furn. Call Brian
@ 352-283-1629 1-31-4-3
SUMMER sublease @ Campus Club!
Everything incl: maid svc, all utils, cable,
ethernet & more. NO FEES! $400/mo. May
1-Aug 5. Female only. Please call 352-262-
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 8 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-
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
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cent AC, W/D, cable incl. Interenet ready.
$375/mo each. 1 mo FREE. Call 352-472-
WALK to UF
2 grad students seek NS roommate in luxury
home $400/mo Avail 1/5. Call 283-6279
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4
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 Clean. 3/2 house Near UF/SFCC.
Pool, big yard, W/D, cable ethernet, garage,
NS. $380/mo share utils. Call Jake 352-376-
8099 or 239-564-0069 2-7-20-4
M/F NS Grad student/professional wanted to
rent fum 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
M/F responsible student to share 3BR/2BA
home in quiet NW area. $300/mo + 1/3
utils. Call 352-303-6128 or 727-458-2737
Roommate needed to share beautiful 3/2
house in NW Gainesville. Fully furn, pets
welcome, huge fenced yard, W/D, DW.
Available immediately. Vicky at 386-734-
1BR in 2BR/1BA apt. Pine Rush on SW 20th
Ave. $250/mo + 1/2 utils. Common area furn
w/TV, DVD player & cable. Room avail ASAP.
Call 352-871-6456 2-1-10-4
*CLOSE TO UF/SFCC*
F wanted to share 4BR/2BA house in NW
G'ville w/large pool. $320 incl cable, phone,
shi-sp internet. Must pay 1/4 GRU. $100
deposit. 1.5 miles to UF, on SFCC bus route.
Call Renee 373-7627 1-26-5-4
STUDENT ROOMMATE NEEDED in 3BR/
2BA condo. Pvt patio w/room. $350/mo. Call
Tina @ 352-331-1151 1-26-5-4
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
***FREE Jan rent***
ROOM in HOUSE on 2nd Ave by LAW
SCHOOL! Waher/dryer, wireless internet
fireplace, etc. Call 352-598-8118 1-31-7-4
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.
F roommate needed for 3BR/2BA townhouse
available now. Close to UF and bus. Newly
painted & renovated. $300/mo + 1/3 utils.
Great deal! Call 561-762-6117 1-31-5-4
Female roommate needed for 2 female
students in 3/2 apt near law school.
$315/mo (neg), pvt bath 1/3 utils/free in-
ternet, no dep, furn avail. Call 372-3531
1BR available now in 3BR/1BA house in NW
area. $296/mo + 1/3 utils. W/D, cent A/C,
hi-spd internet. 1st & last to move in No
sec dep. Pets ok. Call Jason 352-745-6464
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd flrs, 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
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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
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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. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail- $1400. Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can
deliver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice
$1400 (352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
BedsOFull mattress & boxspring sets
$490Qn sets $89OSingle sets $39OKing
sets $99OFrom estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Bedding close-outsAllI wrapped in
plasticOtwin sets $790full sets $119OQn
sets $139OKing sets $189Ostudent dis-
counts applyO4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953.
We deliver. 4-20-71-6
Double beds, kigng beds, computer desk,
chairs & lamps! Call 332-2346 1-27-5-6
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networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
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722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
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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
* Best 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.
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RWBEATY.COM 376-5939. 4-20-71-10
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aphrodiciac herbs. Students using it nation-
wide. Buy/sell it. www.aphrodisiabeverage.c
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OHONEYWELL HEPA air purifier exc cond.
medium to large room. $400 negotiable.
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ing only. Like new $65 negotiable
M I -Motorcycles, Mopeds
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
Avoid parking problems. 1996 black Yamaha
Virago 250cc, 5400 mi, good condition,
$1600 OBO. Tony 352-219-4401 2-1-6-11
.| Autos .
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
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*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
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Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
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Best Cars Lowest Prices
94 Del Sol Civic 5sp $3995
96 Accord LX 4dr $4495
97 Civic 2drAT $4995
99 Civic 4dr AT $5995
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Call Steve 338-5142.
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For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 1-31-
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cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
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warranty eng & trans: No credit check. Call
SUZUKI GRAN VITARA '01
67k miles, 6 cyl, silver, runs great $6950. Call
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, blk, good c6nd,
120k, 5 spd-man, no AC, w/pwr everything,
moon roof, CD. Asking $3580 Call 332-7158
or email firstname.lastname@example.org 1-27-6-12
1996 Honda Accord EX sedan V-6 automat-
ic, leather, A/C, power everything, 86k, very
clean, white, $6600 or best offer, #352-335-
3852 email@example.com 2-4-9-12
GATORMAX USED. CARS
Buy, Sell, Trade.
We Finance. 495-9500
TO FIX YOUR CAR?
Call me, I can help. Chris 271-4339 2-1-5-12
Hey Harold, ~'-
If you send me a :: ':
Love-Line, I'll forgive :., Right on. Baby!
you for wearing that
creepy bathing suit. .' ,
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1987 4-Runner Deluxe 4WD standard.
Needs "tiny" bit of work. Great car you can't
find anymore! $1000 OBO 219-1644 Iv. msg.
White, 4 door, automatic, 135k miles, good
condition, $2500 neg. Call 352-371-4506
after 5pm. 2-1-5-12
FORD FOCUS ZX3 2001
Auto, air, CD, cruise, keyless entry, sports
pkg, new tires & brakes, 55kmi, dark blue.
$7800 352-275-1029 2-1-5-12
| Wanted "'-
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:
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 n
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/
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
S Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work spring break.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
C'i.:.inri.n ac-.e:e orie. &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
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8, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005
M1 Help Wanted 1 Help Wanted I M l Help Wanted
1 Help Wanted
I Mil Help Wanted
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
,UDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
'ART TIME WORK
ireat pay, ideal for students & second in-
omes, flex scheds, sales/svc, all ages 18+,
conditions apply 375-1422 1-28-16-14
;pend your summer in a lakefront cabin in
laine.. If you're looking to spend this sum-
ler outdoors, have fun while you work and
lake life long friends, then look no further.
;amp Mataponi, a residential girls camp in
line has male/female summertime open-
igs for Land Sports, Waterfront (small
rafts, skiing, life guarding, WSI, boat driv-
rs), Ropes Course, Tennis, HB Riding, Arts
; Crafts, Theater, Cooking, Gymnastics,
)ance, Photography, Group Leaders &
lore. Top salaries plus room/board & travel
provided. ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS WILL
5E CONDUCTED 1/27. Call us today toll
-ee at 1-888-684-2267 or apply online at
nationwide mortgage lender has immediate
ales positions avail for college students
seeking professional work exp. No exp re-
uired, flexible hours.'Apply in person btwn
-9pm Mon-Fri at 1900 SW 34th St Suite 206
2nd floor above credit union) ,
;rowing company needs PT help.
bookkeeper Quickbooks exp only. Delivery
Warehouse, website administrator, clean
ackground check only need apply. Fax
asume with salary req to 377-5595 2-10-
3REAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
'lace Car Wash is looking for hard workers
)r all positions. Cashiers (must have full day
vail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
hifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
iork environment. Apply in person 7404
JW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
hone calls please. 1-31-19-14
,wim Instructor/Office Staff
;eal Swim School now hiring energetic, fun,
-sponsible individuals. PT/FT positions
available. Competitive pay. WSI certifica-
on Feb. Lutz 813-948-7134; Tampa 813-
32-5455; North Pinellas 727-943-8782.
Vorld's largest pizza delivery company now
) Pizza makers
)Phone order takers
1l you need is a reliable car & a very positive
attitude Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's loca-
ons in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
.arn algut $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
makingg. If interested come to the psychol-
igy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
NEW YEAR, NEW WORK
-lex schedules, sales/svc, great for students,
ill ages 18+, conditions apply. 335-1422 1-
designatedd drivers are the greatest
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
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
FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
Instruct 3rd thru 12th grade students from
any location; internet connection required;
send resume firstname.lastname@example.org 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-
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
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.
TCBY now hiring assistant managers &
employees for all shifts at all locations
Thornebrook Village, Archer & 34th and
Newberry Square locations. Apply in person
$6/hr part-time. Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique. 372-1226 1-31-10-14
02B Kids searching for energetic and en-
thisiastic pre-school teachers for all 02B
locations. Experience preferred, will train.
FT/PT positions.-Avail. Apply at any location.
Office Manager Trainee for small medi-
cal office. Bachelor or Master's Degree in
business/accounting or health care manage-
ment 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
until 5/05. Fax resume to 352-332-2966,
Attn: Julia. 2-2-10-14
NANNY fo care for 4 yr old in my home.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.
MARY POPPINS: Where are you?
FT NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
4 jobs avail TODAY: Great $$$ for exp.
Noah's Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 2-25-37-
PT/FT NANNIES NEEDED
Good $ for exp: grad stud. welcomed bkgd
ck: 12 REAL $$ jobs avail NOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
NANNIES MORNING SHIFT
Several positions availabel for
Part Time, good $$$$$ MNOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
PT warehouse & event supervisors. Nights &
weekends. Great for students. Apply in per-
son football stadium, concession office next
to Sportship, South Endzone. 2-2-10-14
WANTED: Energetic student likes to help
others. High school or college track & field
exp. to help coach little league track & field.
Excellent opportunity for community service
hours + you get to help children. Please con-
tact me 332-5626 1-27-5-14
WANTED: INTERNET PROGRAMMER
- Any or all of the following ASP/database/
web/Vinsock API for short-term project in
G'ville. Call Jun Consulting Group. 336-9607
$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT No
experience necessary. For more info call
Looking to make easy $$? Sell book that
sells itself. Flexible schedule. Unlimited $$
potential. Contact: email@example.com
Entry level on-board positions available.
Great benefits. Seasonal or year-round. 941-
Art, Art Ed, Graphics, Arch
Hand-lettering, PT a few hrs/wk. Close to
UF. Short resume. Reply P 0 Box 286,
Gainesville, 32602 1-28-6-14
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
BODY PIERCER NEEDED @ WAVES
TATTOO & BODY PIERCING. Must have
your own equipment 374-2966 or 375-2252.
Ask for Mike. 1-28-5-14
All Levels Tutor Wanted
Use your time wisely
Good Pay, Flexible Hours
Sell your knowledge!
for 8th grade boy. Call 336-4736 or
for UF Intramural Sports.
No experience necessary
$6.75 $7.25/hr for officials
$5.50/hr for scorekeepers
Evenings and weekends only
For more info, stop by room 120
Southwest Rec or 846-1081 x278
UF Students only.
PT Position with local
Apt. Community Energetic
Attitude & Cust. Service Exp.
Apply Paradigm Properties
220 N Main St. 375-2152 1-28-5-14
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 122
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,
adventure, theater, riding, the arts and much
more. Top instruction/facilities in a family at-
mosphere. Excellent salaries/amenities. We
support internships! Call 331-4600 or visit
SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for responsible, enthusiastic people.
City geography knowledge, customer service
exp helpful. For more info call David 379-
Another Saturday night without a date?
Read The Alligator.
Did you place a Love-Line for your
Valentine but-don't want to tell them
in person to look for it?
Someone has placed
a Love-Line for you in the
Valentines Day issue
of the Alligator,
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leave it on their pillow
Love-Line deadline is February 7th
Also available as a postcard at the alligator office,
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005 N ALLIGATOR, 1'
M i Help Wanted
* Co-Ed Camp
* Seven Weeks
* Room and Board Included
GET PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) 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 352-664-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-14
TECH SUPPORT HELP DESK local soft-
ward company with national product seeks
technical staff with excellent communica-
tion skills to assist customers. Knowledge
of Windows 9x/2000/NT/XP, TCP/IP and
Networking required. Team atmosphere.
Smoke-free environment. Email resurie to
GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey!
Looking for part time/full time hire to fill
an accounting/sales mgmt position. Good
starting pay, flexible hours, modern work
environment. Must be motivated, have good
communication skills, knowledge of comput-
ers be familiar with business accounting.
Call Abram Huber 386-867-1463 or email
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 2-1-5-14
NANNY after-school Tues/Thurs. Psych/OT,
or experience w/autism desired. Must be
kind & fun. email@example.com .
rl Help Wanted 1 I
AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed children's
overnight camp. Men & Women wanted
for all activities and counselor positions.
Nursing positions available too. Good salary.
Internships available. We provide campers
with safe quality experience that will stay with
them forever. Let us do the same for you.
Visit website, www.campnockamixon.com to
schedule on-campus interview for February
EXCITING INTERNSHIPS NOW!
Boost your resume and job skills!
Driven students wanting to achieve
and succeed. All majors and years.
firstname.lastname@example.org- email now. 2-4-8-14
4 children 1-7 years at our home
15-30 hours per week, ref req'd
email@example.com or 352-367-8600
Food Service Worker
Gator Dining Services is looking for food
service workers with experience in food
prep and hot line serving. Day or night shift.
Competitive pay, flex hours. Apply at Gator
Dining Services business office. 2-1-5-14
U1 1 Services
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 **
Local and long distance moving.
One item or a housefull. FL Reg # IM19
Call Now! (352)374-4791 800-797-6766.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
HORSE BOARDING peaceful spacious
30 acres ring-arena round pens expe-
rienced help 12x12 stalls 1-352-472-2627.
Owner on premisis 35+ yrs exp. Lessons
Come ride with us! Great Farm
Awesome Horses & Top Notch Instruction.
Hunters & Natural Horsemanship.
,TRAFFIC SCHOOL ONLINE
Take Points Off Your Driver's License
And Dismiss Traffic Tickets
With Online Driver Improvement Courses
Whipoorwill Farm: Stall and/or pasture board.
10 min W of UF off Archer Rd. CBS Barn
12x12 stalls on 27 shaded acres. Lighted
arena, round pen, trails, tackroom. Owner on
premises. 376-8792 4-20-71-15
SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM
Quality Boarding 0 Lessons/English
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
Assistance? Help with research and
writing? TOLL FREE 1-888-345-8295
* FINANCE TUTOR
S. Individuals or small groups.
375-6641 Harold Nobles
STEVE'S QUALITY HOUSE CLEANING
House & Apt. Delivery Service
I Will Clean Your House & Apt.
SRoom Size S. $25 M. $30 L. $35
Call 1-866-405-7275 Ext 912170 1-31-15-15
Guitar, Bass, Piano,. All ages all styles
taught. At University Music. 30 yrs exp,.$65
per month. Call Andy 256-2168 2-2-11-15
Learn emergency medical care.
Prerequisite for EMT/Paramedic
Includes healthcare provider CPR
392-1161x4283 www.shcc.ufl.edu 3-24-
Red Cross certification includes
CPR professional rescuer/first aid
Classes start now 392-1161x4283
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
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.
30 Day Trial Membership Free
Men 0 Women 0 Children
MOST IMPORTANT SKILL
FOR LAW SCHOOL SUCCESS?
WAVES TATTOO & BODY PIERCING
Wed night 1/2 price on all tattoos w/ student
ID With exception of minimum. 1-28-5-15
Do you want to speak German?
Need a tutor or just want to learn German?
Real German native speaker available
**AUTO MALL SERVICE DEPT**
Complete Auto Service
Imports & Domestics 0 Cars & Trucks
Discount for students. Call 352-380-0033
.l Health Services
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199.
URGENT CARE/WALK-IN MEDICAL
Students No Appointment Needed!
FIRST CARE OF GAINESVILLE
4881 NW 8th Ave #2, 373-2340
Most Ins Accepted, Hours M-F 8a-6p 4-20-
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ACNE with
Blue Light Treatments for moderate acne.
Call Dermatology Associates 352-332-4051
ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
NOW AVAILABLE: Well-child & illness
medical care for children of registered UF
students, aged 2 months to 18 years located
at Student Health @ Corry.Village. Clinic
hours limited to Friday a.m. 8:30 12:30.
Fee for service. Call 392-1161 Ext 4444 for
an .appointment. Visit www.shcc.ufl.edu for
more information. 1-28-10-16
*1 Typing Services
SAME DAY SERVICE: transcription, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
exp. 24 hr turnaround. New phone #Connie
G Il Personals
Anonymous HIV Antibody Testing
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
SAVE, ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480.
GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Uni'
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
GIANT CD CLEARANCE SALE Most CD:
MUST GO $5.99, ten for $50! Making roon
for more DVDs. Cash for DVDs HEAF
AGAIN CDs & DVD 818 W. University AVe
Hair and Make-up photo shoot
Apply in person Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Einstein's Garage 378-4460 4000 Newberry
Rd Suite "B" 2-9-25-18
Cj C6oniecti6hn s :
Want to make a connection? Place your ad
here to look for someone to share a com-
mon interest with or for your true love
Kinky Gemini young-looking retiree look
ing for girlfriend, to help me w/myifetisl
- especially like to wear sleeveles:
dresses & nylons. 352-377-0049 Iv mssg
January 29th & 30th. 9-4 @ Paramont
Resort 2900 SW 13th St. Admission $6. Infc
@ 904-461-0273 1-28-9-20
$600 Group Fundraiser
4 hours of your group's time PLUS ou
free (yes, free) fundraising solution
EQUALS $1000-$2000 in earnings fo
your group. Call TODAY for a $600 bonu.
when you schedule your non-sales fund
raiser with CampusFundraiser. Contac
CampusFundraiser, 888-923-3238; or vis
THE FAB FOUR IN CONCERT
The ultimate tribute band
Sat Jan 29th 9pm
Phillips Center $30
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WALDO FARMER & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255.
FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL
Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres
Call for the best group rates!
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
Spring Beak 2005 with STS America's #1
Student Tour Operator. Hiring campus reps.
Call for group discounts.
www.ststravel.com ARC exempt. 2-18-30-21
SPRING BREAK IN RIO DE JANERO
VIP Club passes, airfare, hotel & more.
Limited seats. 877-456-WILD.
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Bahamas Spring Break Cruise 5 Days
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#1 Spring Break Vacations!
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THE SHERATON AT OUR LUCAYA
Grand Bahama Island is the place to be & the
Sheraton is the best Spring Break Resort on
the island! Party with us for 4-nights/5-days,
from $337. Breakaway Vacations servingg
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First-year Gators take honors
It was a good week for two first-year Gators.
Men's tennis freshman Greg Ouellette has been
named the Southeastern Conference Player of the
Week and thrower Liz Wanless was named SEC Field
Athlete of the Week, the league office announced
Ouellette becomes the first freshman in the his-
tory of the UF program to earn the award. He joins
Hamid Mirzadeh (April 5, 2004), Jeff Morrison
(Feb. 29, 2000 and April 11, 2000) and Justin O'Neal
(March 28, 2000) as the fourth Gators player to gain
The UF newcomer, ranked 47th in the nation,
helped the Gators to a 7-0 shutout of UCF in the
2005 dual match season opener. Ouellette played on
the No. 3 singles court, where he defeated UCF's
Sebastian Delgado (6-1, 6-2) in just over an hour.
Wanless, in her first year competing for the
Gators, has already claimed three shot put titles in
just four events this season. Her most recent victory
came Saturday at the Clemson Invitational, where
Wariless posted an NCAA automatic 'qualifying
mark of 17.18m. Wanless is a transfer from Division-
III Bates College, where she was a NCAA champion
in the shot put as well as an All-American in vol-
NOT JUST UF: The Santa Fe Community College
men's basketball team remained the No. 1 junior col-
lege team in the state while jumping to No. 4 in the
latest poll by the National Junior College Athletics
The Saints (20-0, 2-0 Mid-Florida Conference),
coming off a 85-77 win over Central Florida CC last
Wednesday, received one first-place vote in the na-
"I'm very proud of our guys and happy that
our program is earn-
Santa Fe ing recognition on the
Community College national level," Coach
Chris Mowry said.
"Hopefully we can continue to play at this level
and keep this program in a position to achieve some
The Saints will put their perfect record and 20-game
winning streak on the line tonight when Daytona
Beach CC comes to Gainesville for a double-header at
the SFCC gym. The Saints are one win away from ty-
ing the program record of 21 consecutive wins set by
the 1995-96 Saints, who reached No. 6 nationally.
The women's game will tip off at 6 p.m., with the
men slated to take to the court at 8. Admission is
$2 for the general public and $1 for senior citizens
and children under 12. Faculty, staff and students of
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Prospect staying silent
RECRUITING, from page 1
that the old regime was on, and going out and recruiting ,.
kids at critical need positions, like at linebacker. And [the
staff is] showing them that they can step in right away and
make an impact."
Meyer will appear on Sunshine Network's Countdown to
Signing Day show tonight at 6:30. He will talk about recruit-
ing strategies, and possibly make a push at some of the big-
name targets still left on UF's recruiting board.
Antone Smith, ranked the No. 1 running back in the na- -
tion by Scout.com, visited Gainesville this past weekend but
remains quiet as to where he will sign. Smith, who is also
scheduled to appear on the show, is expected to receive an in-
home visit from UF's coaching staff this week before visiting
FSU this weekend.
"Antone is the most explosive player in -the country and
is a legitimate 4.3 speed guy," Newberg said. "He isn't a big
back, but neither was Barry Sanders, and I see shades of Barry
in the way Antone runs with such speed."
The 5-foot-8, 185-pound back from Pahokee won this
year's Mr. Florida Football award, given to the state's top
talent. Previously, Smith has called former Gators running
back Emmitt Smith his idol, and may be a perfect fit for the
halfback position in Meyer's offense.
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Morehead proves to be a valuable Gators asset
* THE SENIOR HAS REBOUNDED
FROM HER EARLY-SEASON INJURIES.
By MICHAEL MAURINO
Last year, she was UF's secret weapon.
Plucked from the junior college ranks, she
came to the Gators as an unknown asset.
This year, she was to be a powerful piece of
a team. that is primed for a second consecutive
run to the NCAA Tournament.
Senior Tashia Morehead started this season
as a versatile player with outside range and
the strength to get points inside. Though she is.
still that type of player, Morehead's path this
season has been plagued by injuries.
After starting the first game of the season,
Morehead played limited minutes due to a
strained right quadriceps and a sprained ankle.
Now at full strength, Morehead has started all
five of UF's Southeastern Conference games,
averaging nine points and five rebounds in
Coach Carolyn Peck said that Morehead
has had an "uphill battle" coming back from
the injuries but said Morehead will be key to
UF success in the conference.
"We're going to challenge Tashia to play
even tougher than she already has," Peck said.
"It's going to be important as we continue
through the rest of the SEC."
Morehead said she appreciates the-confi-
dence the team has in her and the pressure
that comes with it.
"It makes me feel responsible for getting
the job done," she said. "I might sound crazy,
but that kind of pressure I just feed off of."
Prior to joining the Gators, Morehead
played at Panama City's Gulf Coast
Community College. In her two seasons,
her team went 70-1, capturing the 2003
National Junior College Athletic Association
Championship. Morehead averaged 23 points
and 9.6 rebounds per game at Gulf Coast.
A first-team junior college All-American
two consecutive years, Morehead says she
has carried the work ethic she learned in ju-
nior college to Gainesville.
"At JUCO we worked
every day," she said. "And
I'think that just rubbed off
and came here. Once [my
S UF teammates] saw me do-
ing it and some of the other
i players doing it with me, it
Morehead was just a contagious thing
and everybody started
Peck said Morehead, a lifelong Gators fan,
is a leader and takes pride in her play.
"Tashia has always been a Gator in her
mind and she takes a lot of pride in being
one," Peck said. "She plays hard for her team,
Sand in everything she does it's never about
her, but what she can do to help this team
Morehead started all 30 games of UF's
surprising 2003-04 season that ended in the
second round of the NCAA Tournament.
She was the team's third-leading scorer
with 12 points a game,,and also third with
5.7 rebounds a game. In addition, Morehead
showed another facet of her game by leading
the team with 38 three-pointers.
Guard Tamia Williams has been asked to
step in for injured players this season. The
senior said Morehead is a determined player
who leads by example. She also said that
Morehead is finally playing up to her ability
and doing a good job of it.
"She's handled it very well. She's coming
back into herself," Williams said. "I know
she has a lot of expectations for herself. But I
think she's doing pretty good. And I'm glad
she is starting to find her flow and get back
into the game."
Freshman brings all-around success to UF program
By DAN TREAT
Sacrifice, dedication and com-
All three of these words can be
used to describe any athlete compet-
ing at an elite level. But not many of
them had to make the decision UF
freshman Ashley Reed faced after
her sophomore year of high school.
Reed had two choices: stay at her
family's Davie home and likely lose
out on a college scholarship, or go to
Orlando to chase the dream, leaving
her friends and school behind.
She chose the latter.
'"-moved to Orlando to improve
my gymnastics," she said. "The
gyms down where I lived in Fort
Lauderdale weren't that good. In or-
der to get better and to get a scholar-
ship, I had to go to a better gym."
What made the move especially
trying was that Reed's mother went
to Orlando with her, while her father
stayed at home.
"It was difficult for my family,"
she said. "Mostly because my dad
and my mom had to be separated.
We did go down and visit my dad
Upon arrival, she joined the
Orlando Metro Gymnastics team,
which has produced current team-
mate Tiffany Murry and former UF
All-American Chrissy Van Fleet.
She also attracted the attention of
numerous big-name programs.
"Recruiting was interesting
with Ashley," UF coach Rhonda
Faehn said. "There were so many
top schools that were interested
and wanted her to take visits there.
She had already done her research
and knew what she wanted, so she
turned the majority of the schools
down for even taking a visit."
"My parents said that
[moving] was the best
decision we ever made,
because it made my future
a lot brighter."
Reed visited UF and Louisiana
State, but signed with the Gators.
"I really liked the coaches and the
team," she said. "I love the weather
here and I live cose to here, and my
brother goes here, too."
As a heavily-recruited prospect,
Reed faced an enormous amount
of pressure in Gainesville. She lived
up to the hype before the season
even began, scoring a 39.275 to win
the all-around during an intrasquad
meet in mid-December.
"We knew right from the start
about her potential," Faehn said.
"Everything is so polished, and
that's a little bit unusual for a fresh-
man. She was definitely geared
toward [the all-around] from the
Her performance has carried
over into the early part of her fresh-
man season, where she has com-
peted in the all-around in all three
competitions this season. Her high
score, 38.575, came against the other
school that recruited her LSU.
"I didn't expect [to be contribut-
ing so much so soon]," Reed said.
Despite her love of gymnastics,
Reed doesn't think that she wants to
be a coach. In fact, figuring out what
she wants to do is her No. 1 goal.
"My goal is to definitely keep my
grades up," she said. "And to get
into a field that I want to for a career.
Pretty much figure out what I want
to do with the rest of my life."
Wherever she goes and whatever
she does, Reed will always look at
her parents as the reason.
"My parents always told me to
be determined and never let me
give up on myself," she said. "They
taught me to be dedicated to the
sport and my school.
"My parents said that [moving]
was the best decision we ever made,
because it made my future a lot
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One undefeated team had abso-
lutely no shot at winning a national
Another team without a blemish
on its record watched the Orange
Bowl from home.
Welcome to the. current state of
college football, where a computer
can determine which team walks
away king of the NCAA.
In theory and in every other
sport, both in college and in the pro-
fessional leagues the best team
in the nation becomes evident and
the season's end becomes just that:
But thanks to the Bowl
Championship Series, often ref-
fered to as "the BC-Mess" once the
bowl games are over, the real work
This year was no exception.
Four teams went undefeated.
Only two had an opportunity to
play for the national championship.
Once again, the national title
game left some fans unconvinced
that the best team in the nation
played for the title.
Auburn and Utah two teams
rarely discussed in the preseasph
- achieved just about everything a
team can achieve.
Both teams, however, had to deal
with the reality of finishing a season
without a loss and without a shot at
In only one sport can such an
event occur, and demand for change
in college football exists unlike in
"The BCS was an attempt to
match the top two-rated teams at a
bowl location at season's end with-
out extending the length of the sea-
son," current BCS chairman Kevin
That may have been the intent,
but there hasn't been a college
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005 ALLIGATOR, 23
UNFAIR TO THE UNDEFEATED
football season that ended without
controversy since 1999.
The problem is that more than
two teams can finish undefeated,
but the BCS hosts just one champi-
Out of four undefeated teams,
only Oklahoma and USC played for
the national championship. A play-
off could have paired Auburn with
USC after the Trojans crushed the
Sooners in the Orange Bowl.
"One more game wouldn't hurt
this year; it would almost solve
all our problems," .Auburn coach
Tommy Tuberville told the South
Florida Sun-Sentinel. "I've heard
other coaches say it wouldn't work,
but they're not standing in my
Just one more game
Whether one is for or against the
BCS, there is no denying a single fact'
- in its seven-year existence, there
have been three years where the
system left many unhappy.
Since its inception, the BCS has
been "tweaked" almost every year
to try and correct ills.
Utah, a member of the Mountain
West Conference, went undefeated
this past season under the "guidance
of new UF coach Urban Meyer. Utah
proved that a team does not have to
belong to a powerhouse conference
to be considered among the nation's
Utah became the first non-BCS
conference team to play in a major
bowl game-- but it was in the Fiesta
Bowl against Pittsburgh. The Orange
Bowl was out of the question.
The most popular prescription
for the situation is to simply replace
the BCS with a playoff system.
The reasoning would be that
teams on the field would decide
who is truly No. 1, instead of writ-
ers and computers determining a
Playoffs would satisfy many, but
minor tweaks are more likely.
Let the BCS live?
"The bowls are good for college
football," UF Athletics Director
Jeremy Foley said. "People forget
that these games are for the players.
?er~s..iaillI. I bh'". e' anything that
hurt-s would be bad '
Those opposed to a playoff sys-
tem cite that a postseason playoff
is unnecessary because the regular
season in college football is in es-
sence a playoff.
"Playoffs are so far down the
road," Foley said. "It might hurt the
bowl system, and I think maybe we
just need to tweak them."
Not until 2010
Although there are more ques-
tions than answers when it comes
to the future of college football, one
thing is certain: the BCS is not going
Bowl fairness controversy continues
The BCS recently agreed to a
new television contract extension
through 2010 for the networks to
broadcast the current bowl games.
Still, some critics believe a playoff
"You can keep and incorporate
the bowl games while still ensuring
we get a consensus national cham-
pionship matchup," AM 850 radio
host Steve Russell said.
However, those running the
show have dismissed this idea.
"I really do not see an NFL-style
playoff coming to college football
any time soon," Weiberg said.
S One compromise being floated is
Sa plus-one system.
Starting in 2006, one additional
bowl- will be added to the BCS
lineup, making a total of five BCS
bowl games. However, it is unclear
whether this will be a true playoff
game or merely an additional bowl
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"Do we need to have one more
game or to tweak how teams are
selected?" Foley said. "Yes, but the
current bowl system is good." *
Auburn should be most pas-
sionately against the BCS. However,
even the Tigers are taking a politi-
cally correct stance.
"I think it is a relatively good
system," Auburn Athletics Director
Jay Jacobs said. "The BCS was cre-
ated to solve a problem and italwyost
has. However, the last two years, if
we had that one additional game, it
would have cleared up a lot.
"I believe in keeping the bowl
system intact, but having one addi-
tional game would be a wonderful
opportunity for college athletics.
With the current bowl system and
with one more game, you will have
a true national champion and that
will be it."
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005
UF ravages depleted Georgia
*BULLDOGS SCORE FEWEST
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
Six scholarship players, nine
freshmen and two seniors filled
Georgia's ranks as the Bulldogs took
the O'Connell Center floor Tuesday
Not surprisingly, that lineup
earned Georgia its lowest shot-clock-
era point total against one of its
fiercest rivals as the Gators (12-4, 4-1
Southeastern Conference) defeated
the Bulldogs, 70-47.
For UF, however, its opponent's
probation-depleted lineup paled in
comparison to the need to rebound
from a disappointing home loss to
Men's Basketball "I knew their
Georgia 47 situations with
F 70 the walk-ons and
stuff," said junior
what matters is that we got a confer-
ence win at home."
Led by Roberson and sophomore
Lee Humphrey, the Gators exhibited
that no-mercy, must-win mentality
early on, as UF's starting backcourt
plJers combined for two consecutive
3-pointers. Senior forward David Lee
followed with a layup to complete a
game-opening 8-0 UF run.
"It felt good how we started the
game off and jumped all over them,"
Roberson said. "I think Georgia is a
team that wants a win in this league,
so we couldn't really come into the
game and overlook them at all."
Led by Roberson once again, the
Gators mounted a 9-2 run to take a
32-15 halftime lead.
During that streak, Roberson split
three Georgia defenders, spinning
through the lane for a layup. With 23
seconds remaining, Roberson capped
the UF scoring surge, sinking one of
his three first-half 3-pointers.
Roberson, who totaled 90 points
in his three previous games, finished
with a game-high 18. Freshman
forward Al Horford had 10 and tied
with Lee for a team-high seven re-
bounds. Junior guard Matt Walsh,
in his second game back from a high
ankle sprain, scored nine points in 24
NCAA men's basketball
Nick West / Alligator Staff
UF forward Joakim Noah guards Georgia's Steve Newman during a 70-47
UF win. Noah helped spark the Gators by grabbing four rebounds.
But while the Gators trotted to the
locker room with a 17-point halftime
lead, it was the UF defense that im-
pressed Coach Billy Donovan. His
team held Georgia to a season-low 15
"I think it's hard to hold a team
in our league to 15 points in a half,"
Donovan said. "And I attribute that
to how we grinded it out in the first
Without the 16.3-points-per-game
average of leading scorer Levi Stukes,
Georgia converted 30.4 percent of
its first-half shots. This followed the
Bulldogs' season-high 61-percent
mark during the second half of their
win against Vanderbilt.
Stukes, who didn't play against
the Commodores due to an ankle
SEC East- men's basketball
1. Kentucky 6-0
2. UF 4-1
3. Tennessee 3-3
4. South Carolina 2-3
5. Vanderbilt 2-3
sprain, did not make the trip due to
a one-game suspension for violating
"Levi actually practiced yesterday
and looked great," Georgia coach
Dennis Felton said. "He's back at 100
percent, but we decided to leave him
at home because of team rules."
With its limited lineup, Georgia
utilized, a slow, physical style that
resulted in a second-half foul fest, as
both teams reached the bonus in less
than eight minutes and combined for
29 fouls in the period.
"They were trying to make the
game ugly," Walsh said. "They were
trying to grind it out and keep it low-
scoring. We didn't have a great offen-
sive game, but defensively we really
showed some imp rc, E m,-n t
S1981: The UF men's basketball team
employed a hack-a-Nole strategy as the
Gators fouled Florida State 33 times, the
fourth-highest total in school history. UF lost
the game 81-72.
Hated Walsh key
Matt Walsh is the only person in the world
who can make Carrot Top look sexy and
make Evel Knievel seem lame. Walsh is
the only player in his conference who can make
'both the All-SEC team and the All-Hatred Team.
Tuesday night, in what was a mostly meaningless
game against Georgia, Walsh proved that he provides
what no one else can offer. During the first half, he
dove after a loose ball, got smashed in the face by
Georgia's Tommy Wainscott and then dove into the
scrum yet again for the basketball.
"Whether he has a broken leg- or he's healthy, he
gives you that diving, that hustle, that energy, that
fight, that toughness," Coach Billy Donovan said.
It was Walsh's second
game back from torn
tendons in his left ankle
and he's played the Mr.
SKamikaze role to an Oscar-
deserving level. Last March,
he took on Manhattan with-
Louis out half of the skin on his
Anastasis right foot. That's like driving
Louis in the Bullpen your car with a ripped tim-
firstname.lastname@example.org ing belt or coasting down
the Autobahn on nothing
"That's what makes ,him such a great player,"
girlfriend Lauren Anderson said. "He's willing to
sacrifice his body."
Lauren the July 2002 Playmate of the Month,
mind you will be the first to attest to Walsh having
ligaments tougher than the Terminator and gonads
heavier than the Chinese guy at Tiananmen Square.
And maybe-she helps explain Walsh's miraculous -
three-week recovery from a bum left ankle. Who
wouldn't feel better going home with Lauren every
But Anderson can't go with Walsh everywhere.
She makes nearly every home game, with her 100-
watt blonde hair and a, well, model body, but she
can't watch Matt on the road. He won't let her.
Walsh doesn't want her to see people ridicule him
with chants like, "Walsh is gay." You can thank the
Cocks in South Carolina for that.
"He's afraid some jerk is going to make a rude
comment, and with me being really defensive, that
wouldn't be good," Anderson said.
But why the animosity?
Walsh is hated because Walsh cares. His team-
mates know this, and they have to catch his disease if
they want to taste any Sweet-16 nectar in 2005.
"A lot of people have written Florida off,"
Anderson said. "I think that's what gets him going."
Walsh's best asset is spirit, his portfolio is passion
and he's invested everything he's got. You can toast
to his injuries with a keg of Haterade. You can argue
Anthony Roberson is a purer shooter. You could even
approach him with a pair of scissors.
His teammates would just ask you to keep them
away from his family jewels.
*Alligator Writer Farzad Safi examines the
continuing controversy surrounding college
football's Bowl Championship Series sys-
tem. See story, pg. 23.