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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 89
Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.
MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2005
UF finance student
dies in car accident
Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff
Breakin' it down
Charles Harriott, a breakdancer with The Hip-Hop Collective, performs
on'Turlington Plaza on Friday to kick off Soul Cypher, a three-day show-
case featuring breakdancing contests and live music. See story, pg. 9.
By ELIZABETH PRANN
Gainesville's first traffic fatality of 2005
claimed the life of UF student Christopher
James Small early Friday morning.
Friends and family rerriembered Small, 21,
for his outgoing personality. The UF finance
junior was an honors student as well as a mem-
ber of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and
Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
"He was a devout Christian," his father,
Larry Small, said. "But he walked the walk;
he was full of love, love for people and love
Small was driving alone southbound on
Northwest 34th Street at 2:35 a.m. Friday when,
he sped through the intersection of Northwest
16th Avenue at an estimated 90 mph,
Gainesville Police spokesman Keith ,Kameg
said. The speed limit was 35 mph.
Kameg said Small's 1997 Acura Integra
became airborne shortly afterward and rolled
before impacting a telephone pole.
"The speed is the main factor," Kameg said.
"It was a tragic accident."
Though toxicology reports won't be com-
plete for a few weeks, a small amount of mari-
juana was found near the crash site, Kameg
said. Gary Goldberg, Small's former room-
mate, was skeptical of a correlation, calling the
possibility "uncharacteristic" of Small.
Small, a lifelong fan of cars, according to his
father, paid for the vehicle himself in the Fall.
"He was so excited; he wanted to keep get-
ting better cars," Larry Small said.
Longtime friend and Fellowship of
Christian Athletes member Kevin McClure
said he learned the most about Small, his for-
mer football buddy, during their freshman year
in Hume Hall.
"He always liked to be around people,"
McClure said. "He knew a lot of people in
FCA. Everyone knew him and who he was."
McClure said about 50 friends met Friday
evening after hearing about the accident to
share their favorite memories of Small and
pray for his family.
"The speed is the main factor. It
was a tragic accident."
Gainesville Police Department spokesman
"[It's] really hard on the organization as a
whole," McClure said.
Goldberg smiled as he remembered
"Smalls," a nickname given to Small because of
his short stature. However, one thing Goldberg
said couldn't be underestimated was his char-
"He just had boundless energy and en-
thusiasm. If you were having a bad day,
he would be there at the drop of a hat,"
All three men were quick to include their
memories of Small as an avid sports fan across
team lines, though his favorites were the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Yankees
and, of course, the Gators.
"He loved being at college, he loved all of
his friends, and just loved being there," Larry
Small said. "He loved being a Gator."
Machen evaluates university goals, may get bonus
By STEPHANIE GARRY well he's met four top university sessment," Trustee Dianna Morgan that the four goals improving Governance before the full board in
Alligator Staff Writer goals during his first year in office, said. "Our hope is that Dr. Machen faculty support, increasing research March. Also at the meeting, Machen
firstname.lastname@example.org As UF's first long-term president is with us funding by $40 million, boosting do- will announce his proposed changes
since the board was created, he is the U F for the long nations and reworking the organiza- to the strategic plan drafted -in 2002
It's bonus time for UF President first to go through the annual review Administration term,. and tion of the administration have by then-President Charles Young
Bernie Machen. process, which may yield him a bo- therefore been accomplished. and then-Provost David Colbum.
UF's highest governing body, nus of up to $75,000, according to his I think having a good process of The Trustees are writing as- The plan outlines how Up will posi-
the Board of Trustees, is reviewing contract, evaluation is important." sessments of him as well, which
Machen's self-assessment of how "This is really the first formal as- Machen wrote in his assessment- will go first to the Committee on SEE MACHEN, PAGE 9
* The internation-
Choir made its U.S.
debut in front of a
sold-out crowd at
the Phillips Center
for the Performing
Arts on Friday.
See story, pg. 10.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
a After an argument, a
local man allegedly took
a page out of notorious
boxer Mike Tyson's book
by biting into his neigh-
bor's ear late Saturday
evening, according to
Gainesville Police. See
story at alligator.org.
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Islam Awareness Month
begins today at Reitz Union
Islam Awareness Month events
begin today with "Islam Around
the World," a fair -showcasing
Islamic culture, food and art; The
fair will be on the Reitz Union
North Lawn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tables will be set up to repre-
sent nations from across the Islamic
world, said Islam on Campus
president Mikal Rasheed.
"It's kind of a fun event to
kick off Islam Awareness Month,"
Students from Islam on
Campus also will be working with
Friends for Life of America to cre-
ate tie-dyed headscarves for cancer
patients during the fair.
Throughout the month, Islam
on Campus will host events that
will include speakers, a film and
an open-microphone poetry night
to help educate students about
Islam. On Feb. 8, author and for-
mer U.S. Rep. Paul Findley will
speak about religion and conflict in
the Middle East.
On Feb. 17, poet Amir Sulaiman,
who has performed on HBO's
"Russell Simmons Presents Def
Poetry," will perform dLiring the
open-microphone poetry\ night
"His poetry is definitely pO -
erful, and he has a positive mes-
sage," Rasheed said.
is available at http://
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10 a.m. Islam Fair
Reitz Union.North Lawn
Islam on Campus
6 p.m. Free Spades
Sigma Lambda Beta
7 p.m. History) of Black
Institute of Black Culture
Omega Psi Phi
7 p.m. :Respect Yourself
Alpha Kappa Alpha
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Sen. Jim King, is a chiropractor.
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MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2005 M ALLIGATOR, 3
come to vote
By BRIDGET CAREY
If the more than 1,000 signatures gathered Thursday
pass judicial muster, students could soon decide on an on-
line voting initiative in addition to casting Spring votes for
student body officers and senators..
And according to Student Government officials, such an
initiative has not been on a Spring ballot in seven years.
Petitioners from the Phoenix Party formerly known
as the Access Party before their name was claimed by a
Florida Blue Key member as well as members of the
Progress Party, turned in nearly 1,300 signatures from
students who say they support the
idea of voting online in future SG
The last ballot effort, pushed
'lCtiONif by Students for Fair and Equal
MIEf c Representation in 1998, garnered
1,400 signatures to force onto the
ballot an initiative to remove then-
Student Body President John McGovern from power. The
action came because the president and FBK were found
liable in court for the campaign-time defamation of-oppos-
ing candidate Charles Grapski during the Spring election.
The Board of Masters, SG's Supreme Court, controversially
denied the initiative, killing chances for the president's
It's now up to the same board to verify Thursday's sig-
natures as valid before'the issue can be placed on the ballot.
Only about 970 signatures were needed roughly 2 percent
of the student body which gives the petitioners a comfort-
able 30 percent margin of error for invalid signatures.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Tobi Butensky said she will
check that the wording of the initiative will not be confus-
ing for students. Her staff will begin signature verification
after Tuesday when a new justice is scheduled to be sworn
Students tear down stereotypes
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
With a "Three! Two! One!" and a
startlingly loud crash, UF students
pulled down a wall Friday that rep-
resented oppression and hate.
The wall, part of the Inter-
Residence Hall Association's
"Writing on the Wall Project," was
constructed from 360 cinder blocks
students had painted with words
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"We hope people see these blocks
and get angry by them," project co-
director Joey Wilson said. He said he
hoped people would use that anger
for positive change.
About 200 people gathered on
the Plaza of the Americas for the
Then students from' the crowd
grabbed ropes that were anchored
into the wall and pulled.
They dismantled the wall amid a
rising cloud of dust, raised the sepa-
rated blocks high over their heads
and crashed them down once again.
The blocks, which once had dis-
played words like "Trailer Trash,"
"Transgendered Freak," and "Towel
Head," were reduced to piles of
"We've had a
Student wide variety of
ActiVaSm reactions to it (the
Wilson, noting that some students
have complained that the wall just
"The purpose of this is not to
learn new bad words, but to react to
them," said Wilson.
Katherine Cox, project co-direc-
tor and secretary for IRHA, said
the project was meant to make
people realize these words are still
in society's vocabulary and shock
them into creating a change.
"As long as there are hateful
words, there will always be a wall,"
Prior to the wall's downfall, UF
Vice President for Student Affairs
Patricia Telles-Irvin; Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender Affairs
Director Tamara Cohen and Honors
Program adviser Vikram Rangala
spoke to the crowd.
Cohen urged students to repeat
an oath to stop using all discrimina-
"All of us deserve the freedom
to be our complex selves," she told
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4, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2005
Hanrahan praises UF
By BRIAN HAGEN
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan praised
UF for receiving an invitation to join the
Florida High Tech Corridor in its pur-
suit of expanding its research ambitions
in her State of the City address Friday.
"As UF seeks to break into the
ranks of the top 10 public universities,
Gainesville must be an eager partner;"
The corridor is a partnership be-
tween UF; UCF and USF to attract
technical industry investment in mi-
croelectronics, information and medical
technology, aviation, aerospace and
The proposed Gainesville Regional
Utilities plant and rebuilding East
Gainesville are among the city's highest
priorities for 2005, Haranhan said.
in recalling 2004, the mayor praised
the city's hurricane response, com-
mending the work of city employees
and GRU in rebuilding and restoring
the damage left behind by hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne.
"Despite these tremendous and
sometimes heart-wrenching challenges,
I am very proud to be able to report to
you that your city is strong and growing
stronger every day," Hanrahan said.
Despite Gainesville's Building
Inspection Department's record year
in the number of development proj-
ect permits issued, Hanrahan noted
that it's "past time" to develop East
Gainesville, and the City Commission
allocated $50,000 last Monday for im-
The Gainesville Police Department
was cited for its partnership with UF
and SFCC in the Phoenix Initiative, a
neighborhood after-school program,
and its newly created Domestic
"As UF seeks to break into
the ranks of the top 10 public
universities, Gainesville must
be an eager partner."
Gainesville Fire Rescue received
state awards in 2004 for fire chief, inves-
tigator and firefighter of the year.
"Three state recognition in one year
is a great accomplishment and reflect
the high degree of professionalism
maintained by the fire department,"
Though sales-tax initiatives for
parks and roads were voted down in
Alachua County, Hanrahan noted the
"overwhelming" support of Gainesville
residents for the measures and intends
to pursue related community park
the formal grand
opening and dedi-
cation of the new
Hillel building, Nor-
man H. Lipoff Hall,
rach admires one
of the four stained
glass Judaic win-
dows, called "In
chaos and dark-
ness of creation.
at the dedication
held Sunday after-
noon included UF
Machen and Hillel
Infeld. See the
complete story of
the dedication at
SG Treasurer Ngin to learn presidential fate tonight
* THE PHOENIX PARTY CONVENTION
WILL BE HELD IN THE REITZ UNION.
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
Tonight, Dennis Ngin could follow in the
footsteps of treasurer-turned-president Jamal
Sowell if nominated to lead the executive
ticket of the Phoenix Party's campaign.
.From 9 to 11 p.m., Phoenix Party delegates
and leaders will hold a presidential nominat-
ing convention in Reitz Union Room 282.
Ngin, who will go up for nomination
against a few unnamed candidates from
within the Phoenix Party, said he has wanted
to run since the semester began.
"It's been lingering for a while," said Ngin,
the Student Body Treasurer.
The candidate who-receives the party's
nomination may choose the vice president
and treasurer candidates.
Ngin said he has considered running with
Robert Mack, the Student Government lobby-
ing director, as his vice presidential candidate.
During an online voting petition drive last
week, presidential adviser Lowell Wong said
although the two don't yet have approval
from the Phoenix Party,
Student little competition stands
Government between Ngin and the
"I don't see any major challengers," Wong
Elected last Spring with the former Access
Party, Ngin said he would like to finish his ca-
reer in SG with those same people, who now
have formed the Phoenix Party since Florida
Blue Key member Michael Shine claimed the
name Access for himself.
"I'm kinda nervous because we've never
done anything like this before," Ngin said.
The convention, which is open to the pub-
lic, will strive to make the nominating process
as democratic as possible, Phoenix Party ad-
viser Andre Samuels said.
"I know that Dennis [Ngin] has quite a few
supporters," Samuels said.
However, he added that other candidates
are strongly seeking the nomination. The
candidate nominated tonight may end up
running his or her campaign under a different
party name as convention-goers can also vote
on alternative names for the party tonight.
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to do with them. By leaving the way
we did, a vacuum was created in
Europe that fostered Adolf Hitler's
rise to power and subsequently led
to World War II. I, for one, don't
want the same to occur in Iraq.
Attacks by the insurgents have
been steadily increasing one of
the few things the Bush administra-
tion has accurately predicted over
the last three years. The insurgents
mostly are composed of the Sunni
population that ruled during
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6, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2005
Democracy draws closer
in Iraq after first election
SThile most Americans slept, Iraq took its biggest step
thus far toward democracy.
Though it was by no means the "resounding
success" declared by President Bush, the elections in Iraq this
weekend proved democracy could establish a foothold in a
country that had not held a legitimate election in 50 years.
The vote, once finalized, will determine the 275 members
of the transitional National Assembly, which is charged with
drawing up a constitution and selecting a president and
two vice presidents, and the members of 18 provincial leg-
islatures. These officials will provide the basis of Iraq's new
As expected, insurgents did their best to circumvent
the democratic process. During the voting, at least 44 were
killed, 71 or more were injured and at least eight suicide
Even worse, reports say insurgents threw grenades at
Iraqis who bore the distinctive voting ink stains on their
According to American officials, however, the attacks
were less severe than expected.
Sabah Kadim, a senior adviser in Iraq's Interior Ministry,
said it best when he told CNN, "We have [terrorists] today,
we had them yesterday, we will have them tomorrow. The
difference will be that the Iraqi people have elected a govern-
ment that is legitimate that will be much stronger in dealing
These acts of terrorism, however, were not enough to stop
Iraqis from voting. Though any figures are highly specula-
tive at this point, the current voter turnout estimate is on the
high side of 50 percent to.60 percent of the 14.2 million regis-
tered to vote comparable to the 2004 presidential election,
which boasted the highest voter turnout in the United States
Not bad for a first election.
The process, however, was not without its problems. The
names of most of the 7,000 candidates for office were kept
secret until the last days of January, and the locations of most
of the 5,300 polling places had not been announced even 12
hours before the election.
Four Kurdish districts outside of Mosul did not receive
voting supplies, forcing as many as 100,000 potential voters
to go unheard.
And voting among the Sunni minority, because of both
apathy and problems with polling locations, was deplorably
For all this, it seems the election was as legitimate as could
be expected. If the vote counts in the coming days come out
as they should, the situation looks good for Iraq to have the
foundation set for its new government.
If so, the success of the election and future of democ-
racy in Iraq will fall upon the new Iraqi government. It
must prove its ability to stabilize relations in the country,
primarily by working with the insurgent minority to stamp
The relationship between the democracy and the insur-
gent minority will certainly define the political climate of
Iraq for the foreseeable future.
But if the new government is willing to compromise with
all of its constituent peoples, use its power to foster coopera-
tion instead of competition and dedicate itself to a peaceful
Iraqi state, there will be much hope for the future. ,
SAnd the sooner the path is laid for that future, the sooner
America will be able to bring its sons and daughters back
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Election should draw praise from all
ush has done it again, confounding the critics,
cynics and skeptics.
The Iraqi elections were an incredible success
and will help validate Bush's vision of himself as the
supreme leader of freedom in the world.
Though many Americans have good reason to ques-
tion Bush's vision, we all should unite'and praise the
administration, coalition forces and Iraqi voters on a job
Reuters reported the nation turnout in Iraq's land-
mark election on Sunday was estimated at 72 percent
of registered voters. Election official Adel al-Lami said
attacks by anti-U.S. insurgents did not dissuade more
than nine million Iraqis from voting. Some areas re-
ported a 90-percent turnout.
And the administration seems to have successfully
framed the elections as a fight between good. and evil.
"Freedom has won, we have conquered terrorism,"
al-Lami told Reuters. "It has exceeded expectations.
Crowds have been queuing up outside polling sta-
Planning Minister Mehdi al-Hafedh sounded an
equally uplifting note.
"Iraqis are looking at these elections as an issue of
dignity," he said.
I challenge all of you hardened skeptics not to feel a
twinge of pride when you look at pictures of the elec-
tions. Some show the huge lines of brave Iraqis at the
polls. One picture on The New York Times' Web site
shows a beautiful little Iraqi girl carrying her mother's
voter registration papers.
Another picture on the site shows Iraqis lined up to
vote next to a gutter filled with blood from a recent mor-
tar attack. Bush may have praised America's resolve in
his inaugural speech, but it is the Iraqis' resolve that
deserves the praise now.
Every American should celebrate these elections, no
matter what you think about Bush's true motivations for
The views expressed here are not
~ g going to war or what you think
the long-range implications are
of Bush's policy to spread free-
'dom into the "darkest corners of
Bush said in his inaugural
Jason Levitt speech, -"We can feel that same
The Watch Tower unity and pride whenever
firstname.lastname@example.org America acts for good, and the
victims of disaster are given
hope, and the unjust encounter
justice, and the captives are set free."
Well, America has acted. There is new hope for jus-
tice and freedom in Iraq. But can we expect there to be
unity and pride in America because of it?
I hope. so. It will be telling to see what position the
Democratic opposition will take on the Iraqi elections.
Maureen Dowd, a left-wing columnist for The New
York Times, chose to ignore the elections and instead
focus on the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners.
And according to The Washington Post, Sen. John
Kerry chose to ridicule the elections. "It is hard to say
that something is legitimate when whole portions of the
country can't vote and doesn't vote," he said.
If leading Democrats follow their example, they will
be making a big tactical mistake.
Yes, Democrats should keep pressuring the admin-
istration to clean up the prison camps. Yes, Democrats
should push for the most representative elections pos-
sible in Iraq. But for now, they should unite with the
administration behind the good news.
Democrats should not only be the voice of con-
science and dissent, but also occasionally of optimisri
It could help lead to something advantageous for our
democracy a close election in 2008.
Jason Levitt is a journalism and political science senior. His
column appears on Monday.
necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Letters to the Editor
Students, SG should cooperate
Editor: This semester will be
crucial for the student body be-
cause of the agenda that is set for
the legislative session that starts in
March. The four major issues that
will be addressed are devolution,
block tuition, protecting Bright
Futures and assuring Florida's
tuition remains low.
Student Government needs the
help of the entire student body as
it fights for an agenda that is stu-
SG needs your input and assis-
tance in formulating an opinion on
these issues and, most importantly,
coming up with a better alternative
to block tuition. I ask that you at-
tend the series of forums that SG
will be hosting this semester, and
together we can make recommen-
dations to our university adminis-
tration and our state legislators. I
urge you to begin a dialogue about
block tuition and the cutting of
Bright Futures. We already have
begun to fight against these un-
warranted changes. SG Treasurer
Dennis Ngin authored a resolu-
tion opposing block tuition, and
because of that we have made it
an official stance that SG is totally
against the proposal.
So let's take a stand against
these issues as one body, because
every voice counts. Collectively, as
Gators, we can ensure that none
of the agenda items that are nega-
tive to the student body will pass
during the upcoming legislative
Student Body president
Porn talk left some unsatisfied
Editor: The pornography debate
on Wednesday was informative
and entertaining, but was some-
The issue is not what happens
to those in the porn industry. The
question is, "What is the correla-
tion between watching pornogra-
phy singly or together and
unwanted pregnancy, disease, date
rape (a hot topic now) and loss of
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voting. Recently, they have focused less on
attacking American soldiers and more on at-
tacking their political opponents in an attempt
to start a civil war. Their target is democratic
reform, as they argue for a return to a funda-
mentalist Islamic state.
It is in our best interests that democracy
takes hold in Iraq, but this will take a long
time and will not be without great sacrifice on
our part. Sunday's vote was far from perfect
and not one that most democratic nations
or most independent international electoral
organizations would recognize as legitimate.
For the only time in memory, electoral can-
didates were afraid to be seen in public and
were forced to campaign from underground
cells, with many afraid even to link their
names to their faces in the media or hold a
The ultimate irony is that, despite its enor-
mous cost of human life, physical destruction
and deepened hatreds, this election will in
no way make life easier for the American
soldiers, the new government or Iraqis. In the
end, the problem in Iraq is not this election,
but a profoundly flawed U.S. policy that re-
lies almost exclusively on the use of force and
ultimatum. Despite our power and spending
of billions of dollars to win over the impover-.
ished Iraqis, the United States has won little
popular support in the country, let alone the
Peace in Iraq is dependent on the United
States and the newly formed Iraqi government
developing an exit strategy one that ensures
enough Iraqi troops have been trained, that
the insurgency has been contained and that
an international force is brought in to help the
country become genuinely democratic.
President Bush has been seduced by a be-
nign version of the domino theory and likely
will proclaim victory no matter what happens
in Iraq. Truthfully, it will take months, if not
years, to determine whether our intervention
in Iraq has been remotely successful. Even if
we are able to create a democratic Iraq, there is
no guarantee that other countries will follow
without at least the threat of American force.
I wouldn't be shocked if Iraqis fell into civil
war after the election, but it has to be a war
of their choosing. We gave the Iraqis freedom,
and it might just be time they understood
what that means.
Craig Singleton is a political science senior
and Alligator editorial board member.
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Despite corny, cheap laughs, Copperfield astonishes
* THE ILLUSIONIST PERFORMED AT
THE PHILLIPS CENTER ON SUNDAY.
By BRETT KELMAN
It is very possible that David Copperfield
actually has magical powers.
Unfortunately, he does not possess the
power to tell a good joke from a bad one. Nor
does he have the ability to pick the right song
- only an annoying, cliche tune will do.
But the man can teleport a duck. And that
In his two Sunday performances at the
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the
great illusionist did just that.
He telepQrted a duck named Webster. He
created a classic car from thin air. He even
got his "baby" to reveal the three-of-hearts
And man, I can't even guess how he did
a bit of it. Copperfield always was a step
Sure, some of it was hokey,. but around
the fluff of too-long lead-ins and corny
Copperfield fishing for cheap laughs, his
performance produced what all good magic
shows should: some damn-crazy tricks.
Tricks that, despite all their grandeur,
would have bored me on TV.
David Blaine, for example, freezing him-
self on national television loses all magnitude
through the lens of a video camera. But, I
must say, when Copperfield
Off the shrinks himself to nothing but
Avenue feet and a head four rows away, I
couldn't help being impressed.
So eventually, when Copperfield offered
peeks into his magic to the people who could
catch the Frisbees he flung off the stage, they
sent just about everyone, myself included,
clambering after them. When that silver
balloon my ticket on stage went bounc-
ing overhead to someone else, I visibly was
disappointed. I yearned to go up there and
figure these things out.
I think not knowing is going to haunt me.
I'm going to lose sleep.
In fact, my guess is I'll be so bothered by
it, I'll round up some buddies and go see
Copperfield's next nearby show as should
you and throw some elbows until one of
us catches a Frisbee and gets some questions
Worst-case scenario? I fall through a
trap door into the orchestra pit. Best-case?
Copperfield really does send me to Hawaii.
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Trustees seek more control of tuition
SFCC spruced up
By SKYLER SMITH
On Friday's windy, overcast after-
noon, a bundled Laura McCormick
cheerfully wielded a paint roller as she
bopped along to her MP3 player on
SFCC's northwest campus.
Fifty students, including McCormick,
president of Student Government at
SFCC, took part in the college's first
Project Santa Fe Campus Change-Up.
*Sponsored by the SFCC Office of
Community Service, the event included
beautification projects for the northwest
campus, such as repainting walls, plant-
ing shrubs and picking up trash.
On the other side of the building
from McCormick's band of painters,
SFCC's Students for Environmental
Harmony Club president' Hunter
Pomeroy was helping to re-sod and re-
"It brings people together with a
common goal of making the campus
better and getting outside and doing
some hard work," Pomeroy said.
This was the first time SFCC Student
Government has participated in a com-
munity service project directly benefit-
ing the campus, McCormick said.
Working with McCormick, Pomeroy
and other students was political sci-
ence professor Vilma Fuentes, who also
serves as faculty adviser for the Model
"It brings people together with
a common goal of making the
campus better and getting
outside and doing some hard
SFCC's Students for.Environmental
Harmony Club president
The student group conducts mock
debates of international issues.
"If I was going to ask my students to
[participate], I should do it too," Fuentes
SFCC's community service office
considers Friday's project a success, of-
fice coordinator Ella Tabares said. ~
Her office got the idea for the campus
clean-up day from UF's Gator Plunge, a
student-faculty collaborative commu-
nity service effort last Fall involving
cleanup of wetlands and weeding and
planting trees around the UF campus.
MACHEN, from page 1
tion itself to become a top 10 public research
university in the next decade. This year's
goals were based on achieving that status.
Machen wrote that the university is on
track to exceed $470 million in research
awards for the fiscal year that began July 1,
2004, and ending June 30, 2005. The president
also plans to double research funding.
"If you look at what happens over the
years, research growth at this institution has
been very large and it's been very successful,
and the president endorses the idea that we'll
continue increasing in dollars," Vice President
for Research Win Phillips said. "We'll have to
grow the faculty and the infrastructure, but if
you look at recent years you'll see that's the
course we've been on."
Phillips expects UF's .graduate program
to benefit from an increase in research, since
most graduate assistantships are paid for
through research funding, he said.
Machen made a huge effort in Spring
2004 to introduce himself and boost dona-
tions, meeting 2,200 alumni and other do-
nors, according to the assessment. The UF
Foundation has raised $10 million for the
Faculty Challenge, a $150 million fundraising
drive to support and hire faculty.
The president's office and cabinet have
undergone big changes since Machen arrived,
with three vice presidents hired and searches
for vice president for human resources and
provost approaching a close.
"Some might question the wisdom of so
much change in such a short time," Machen
wrote in the assessment. "While I admit some
initial trepidation, it is now clear UF will
benefit sooner and more significantly from
this rather rapid transition. It was the right
thing to do."
One goal not specifically mentioned is
getting the most out of the upcoming legis-
lative session. The Trustees would like more
higher education funding and the ability to
set in-state tuition, two things Gov. Jeb Bush's
proposed budget lacks.
"I've been around this process long
enough to know it rarely looks the same at the
end of the session as it does in the beginning,"
Morgan said, adding she hopes revenue pro-
jections will improve. "I'm hoping that they'll
see fit to invest it where it has the greatest
return, which is higher education."
Machen's four goals
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Soul Cypher brings dose of hip-hop culture to UF
Crowd es timated at 1 0 0 and the Africa 2000 Drummers. in the mid-1970s," Fedeles said. with the group The Lockers on
LI 0 0 Saturday's activities, which "Today, many writers and paint- "Soul Train" in the late 1970s.
By KIMBERLY GOUZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
emcee performances and live
music were just a few of the at-
tractions that brought more than
1,000 onlookers to the Reitz Union
Rion Ballroom on Saturday for the
fourth-annual Soul Cypher.
The three-day event, organized
by The Hip-Hop Collective, a
group based out of UF and SFCC,
brought breakdancing crews from
Georgia, Colorado, New York,
California and Florida.
"This is the largest student-
run event of its kind," said Ben
Fedeles, an assistant director- of
Soul Cypher and secretary of The
The projected $3,500 event was
sponsored by Red Bull, Gainesville
Health and Fitness Center and the
Reitz Union Board.
Highlights of Friday's per-
formances included the MC Rap
Olympics, breakdaicing battles
showcased breakdancing and pop-
ping battles, an open cypher and
The Gainesville Groove League, a
live funk band, brought in the larg-
"It took me about three and
a half hours to get here," said a
member. of a breakdancing crew
from Savannah, Ga. who goes by
the name X-Man. "We planned a
very long time for this."
Sunday featured free barbecue
and an open graffiti wall.
"Graffiti -became a tool and a
voice of the disenfranchised youth
ers have turned to legal routes of
expression like graphic design,
modern art and apparel."
Soul Cypher featured three
types of dance: b-
Student boying, .popping and
B-boying is what
most people consider traditional
breakdancing, said Soul Cypher
host RoboticFlava: It features
acrobatic, technical and flavorful
moves. Popping is more of a funk-
style dance, and locking is a form
of hip-hop that made its debut
"It's almost like doing the funky
chicken but with points, wrist rolls
and kick outs," said a guest judge
from Manhattan who uses the alias
"All of our judges are national-
ly known and respected," Fedeles
said. "They have all been innova-
tors in the field and are recognized
as having exceptional style."
Hip hop has been influenced by
everything from the heavy rhythm
of African dance and martial arts
to the release of "Get on the Good
Foot" by James Brown.
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Concert, pageantry welcome-in Black History Month
Soweto Gospel Choir makes U.S. debut at UF
By NEIL HUGHES
The internationally ac-
claimed Soweto Gospel
Choir made its U.S. debut
in front of a sold-but crowd
at the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts on Friday,
leaving an impact on the
The 26-member group out
of South Africa performed
close to 30 songs in a smatter-
ing of their native languages,
including Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho
But before they hit the stage
at 7:30 p.m., six members vol-
unteered to do multiple per-
formances at Shands at UF,
including in the bone-marrow
transplant section and the
pediatric dialysis room, said
Elizabeth Auer, assistant direc-
tor of UF performing arts.
"You wouldn't believe how
much I've cried in the last 24
hours," she said, noting the
group's slogan is "voices from
The show began with a
single voice piercing through
the dark auditorium, before a
spotlight revealed a woman
dressed in traditional South
As she sang in Xhosa,
whistles emanated from the
Finally, the stage lights
revealed the 23 other sing-
ers and two drummers who
joined in the song.
Songs were accompanied.
by the choir, bongos and, oc-
casionally, electric guitar, bass
Matt Marrlott. Alligator Stall
The Soweto Gospel Choir performs its U.S. debut.at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
on Friday night. The concert helped usher in Black History Month celebrations.
and a drum set.
Members of the group
danced, joked, shared stories
with the audience and danced
their way into the crowd for
The most recognizable
pieces were the original South
African versions of "The
Lion Sleeps Tonight," called
"Mbube," and "Amazing
The choir's vocals-only
rendition of "Amazing Grace"
featured a total of four solo-
ists and brought the applaud-
ing crowd to its feet.
One song featured two
members performing South
Africa's version of hip-hop,
known as kwaito.
A member of the group
noted that although South
Africa has 11 official languag-
es, music is the "strongest
language of all."
The event served as a lead-
in to Black History Month,
though it wasn't associated
with the month's events.
"From the standpoint
of the performing arts, we
should be doing artists of
African descent for every
month," said Michael Blachly,
associate dean and director of
UF performing arts.
The Soweto Gospel Choir
will be visiting about 35 cities
in its eight-week tour.
Aside from the concert
dates and television appear-
ances scheduled, they also
have planned church and hos-
pital visits, Auer said.
Mr., Ms. BSU
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
With crowns on their heads and $750 in
their pockets, two UF students now face a host
of new responsibilities.
The Black Student Union's annual pageant,
which for the first time was included in Black
History Month, named UF students William
Atkins and Ashley Gantt as Mr. and Ms. BSU
They each will receive a $750 scholarship
and a place on the organization's executive
"I was really surprised, and I was happy
and I was excited. It was a stream of emotions,"
About 300 people filled the Reitz Union
Rion Ballroom to watch nine contestants
compete in talent and question-and-answer
Students also were judged on academic
achievement and a prior interview.
As Mr. and Ms. BSU, Atkins and Gantt will
serve as a visible force within the organization
and on campus, said Elda Auxiliaire, director
of events for Black History Month.
"These people are our representatives, and
if you do have a question, they are here to assist
you," Auxiliaire said.
During the talent portion, Atkins recited a
poem he had written, addressing the audience
as though he were a professor speaking to a
Later, when asked if racism still exists, Gantt
said she thinks it does.
"Racial profiling still exists. Hate crimes are
still committed," she said, adding that society
needs to work together to resolve these issues.
Auxiliaire said she was glad the pageant
had been successful.
"Just everything from the talent to what the
contestants had to say, I was mesmerized by all
of it," she said.
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**Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $460/moe*2-1 $520/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $410 $515, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry-no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066 335-7066. 4-20-71-2
SQuiet! Convenience! Location!
* 1BR $460 2BR $530
* Beautiful pools/courtyards!
* Walk to UF! Pets Welcome!
* Now or August! 372-7555
SEPARATE FROM THE COMMON PLACE
Luxury 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA
W/D incl. *FREE Cable*Alarm*
24hr. Gym* FREE Tan* Close to UF
Museum Walk 379-9255
UI For Rent
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR. apt/house; 60
second walk to UF Remodeled, Oul House
charm. Central AC, wai.i.arer lr .clr iud,
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-20-71-2
"Free for All"
Alarm cool pool tennis b-ball
Free UF parking Perfect for pets
Amazing specials 376-4002
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 DAYA VACATION!
1 BR/I BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
1,2 & 3BR with GATED ENTRY!
HUGE apts w/screened porches
FREE Alarm FREE Tanning
24-hour Gym Quiet NWArea
Move-in Specials 372-0400
***Beautiful and New***
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866).
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
S For Rent
Make Them Green With Envy)
Luxury 2&3 Bedrooms from $850
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
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
Leasing Now & Fall
Large 2BR/1BA $629, 3BR/2BA $855
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
.Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org
1 BLOCK FROM UF
Luxury 2BR/2BA townhomes.
W/D, private balconies.
Open until 8pm and WEEKENDS
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
Only 2 left for Fall
W/D, Alarm, Pets ok.
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease
Sun Island Properties
Need space for a 2,3 or 4-some?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
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4 Roommates 9. Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate- 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found
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12, ALLIGATOR N MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2005
Ua For Rent
Want more? Free even!
4BR 2.5 $1020 Only 1 left
Spacious floor plan alarm tennis
Free UF parking 376-4002
BIG VALUE, SMALL PRICE
2BR TH $639 inc W/D, alarm, park free@UF
Pets welcome, Daily Specials!
Avail NOW or Fall 373-1111
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
$150 deposit. $200 off 1st month rent
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
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
ALREADY SICK OF YOUR ROOMMATE?
SPECIAL DEALS AT
"**LIVE IN LUXURY***
HUGE TWNHMS:2/2 & 3/3
Free cable, w/HBO & Showtime
W/D*alarm*free tanning*comp lab
Pets welcome*Private dog park
asing NOW & FALL 377-2801
Free Extended Basic Cable! 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
Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
1BR 1000 sq ft 2B'R Townhouses & Flatsl
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
HOUSES Close to.UF, schools, shopping,
630 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
Ig screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
Total Elec, 2 & 3-Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All until. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 1-29-25-2
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
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
VBrowse our listing FREE
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-21-71-2
*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 3BR/1 BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
Available March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
1 For Rent
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 BAapts.
$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
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 CAMPUSIII
Luxury Opposite Library Westl
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW16th St. #1
Immaculate 3BR brick home easy walk north
from UF library with large fenced yard in
quiet, safe, NW neighborhood. Cent H&A,
fireplace, Ig Fla rm, wood floors, W&D, ADT
secur, nice kitchen, dishwasher. 1617 NW
7th PI. $1450/mo. Call Tom @ 215-4990 or
Bill @ 561-307-3690 1-31-16-2
2BR/1.5BA 5-10 min bike ride to med or UF
All new carpet, W/D, DW, stove. No smk,
pets, 239-898-9317 1038 B off SW 6 St on
10th Ln. $600/mo 3-7-38-2
6 MONTH LEASE 2BR/1.5BA
Duplex, walk to UF, CH/AC,
$495/rent, 805 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
DOWNTOWN LOCATION 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CHEAP RENT 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
I I; ( .1 J -l^C 'I ; '-, I
1 fFor Rent
WALK TO UF
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387
2BR/1BA HAILE HOUSE
3BR/2BA HAILE HOUSE
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, pain
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 0n $6507 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
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
1 BR w/pvt gated courtyard. Small quiet com-
plex located at 3320 SW 23rd St. Starting
@ $380/mo. Pets arranged. Call 377-2150.
Please leave a message. 2-2-11-2
All the space you need only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
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
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
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 WID,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Centerl
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
NW 39 Ave 2/2, patio, loft, new w/d ptn fir,
Ig open, good area $580-610 2/2, pation,
gate $510-515 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/1 BA in old house downtown. Hardwood
floors, high ceilings, pets arranged, avail
Jan 15th $475/mo 1st/last/dep. Call Greg
t-' 1...$ -,:i '~~~
@ lFor Rent
)0 E unfurnished
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
A cozy stone cottage. Bike to UF. 2BR/1BA
w/office & large yard $695/mo. Drive by
1st, 303 SE 8th St. then call 352-638-1310
AVAIL AUG 1. 3bed/1bath very nice house
wood floors, garage, very private backyard,
wash/dry 924 NW 9th Ave. Call 339-2342
for directions 1075/m. Other houses avail.
AVAIL AUG 1. 5bed house 3 bath 7 blocks
from campus, fireplace, dishwash, wash/dry,
screen porch, large & nice 1700/m 1605
NW 7 Ave Other houses available 339-2342
1 BR/1 BA HUGE single apt. 2 blocks from
UF $525/mo. avail ASAP, Feb free. Sam
I'LL PAY YOU $1000
to rent my 1 BR apt. Located in Frederick
Gardens apt. complex. Very close to UF. You
pay $300, I'll pay $150 monthly, thru August.
Call Chris 620-687-1224 2-10-10-2
ABRACADABRA! Sorento Pool Club Comm.
3BR/2 BA, 2 car garage. $1,100/mo. Call
352-318-3721 or 332-0602 2-10-10-2 .
Large BR in Countryside, private full bath,
walk-in closet, all utils + cable incl. $455/mo.
Call 561-479-9314 2-3-5-2
* .* B
U For Rent
3 BR/2 BA HOUSES
close to UF/Shands. Available now. $950/mo
ea. 1st/last/sec. Call 352-332-2234 2-3-5-2
DUCKPOND AREA Cute 3BR/1BA cent
H/AC, fireplace, W/D hk-up, DW, tile & wood
floors 731 NE 9th St $850/mo 316-1637 2-
BIKE TO HANDS & VET SCHOOL
*Spacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard,, lawn svc, $450/rent
3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 .SW 20th
Calr Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO UF1 3BR 2BA, carport,
Washer/dryer, porch, pets considered,
Avail now! $895/rent, 2222 SW 14th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CUTE NW HOUSE! 2BR 1BA, Ceramic tile,
screen porch, w/d hookups,
$750/rent, 4234 NW 26th Drive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
AVAIL AUG 1: 3bed/2bath house 1 block
from campus, great condition. Fireplace,
dishwash, wash/dry, included, wood floors
110 SW 12 St 339-2342 $1225/m 2-2-3-2
AVAIL AUG 1: 4bed/3bath house 7 blocks
from the stadium, ceramic tile, fireplace,
wash/dry, dishwasher. house in great condi-
tion. 339-2342.-625 NW 19 St $1650/m
MONDAY, JANUARY, 31 20050 ALLIGATOR, 1;
AVAIL AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house 1 block
from campus. House is in great condition,
clean, fireplace, wash/dry, dishwasher, wood
floors. 1203 SW 12 St. 339-2342 $1675/m
AVAIL AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house. Large
house with large bedrooms, game room,
wash/dry included, dishwasher, large living
room. 2100 NW 8th Ct. Call for directions
339-2342 $1325/m 2-2-3-2
AVAIL AUG 1: 5bed/2bath house on large
lot close to bus line. Fireplace, dishwasher,
wash/dry included, wood floors, 1803 SW 43
Ave. Call for directions 339-2342 $1600/m
AVAIL AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house, very pri-
vate yard, fireplace, tile floors, wash/dryer
included, dishwasher, $1350/m 2606 NW 34
St. 339-2342 for directions 2-2-3-2
AVAIL AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house close to
campus, wash/dryer, fireplace, wood floors,
dishwasher, private back yard. $1525/m
1105 NW 10th Ave. call 339-2342 Nice
AVAIL AUG 1: 3bed/2bath house close to
bus line. Tile floors, pets ok, wash/dry, fenced
yard on quiet road. 4100 NW 14 PL 339-2342
for directions. $975/m 2-2-3-2
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-
Cheap & 2 min to UF
Avail Now. $350/mo incl utils. Call 514-5733.
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 fended yard.
fully furn except BR. $449/mo. Avail imme-
diately. Lease ends Aug. Call 352-685-3332
1BR DOWNTOWN! Wysteria Downs. Full
amenities, quiet, overlooks creek, will pay
sec. dep. $770/mo. Call 514-9262 1-31-15-3
$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.
1BR/1BA behind Butler Plaza. JAN FREE!
Feb 1-July 30, 2005. Work-out room, laundry.
Call 352-375-6381 2-1-10-3
1BR/1BA. Large BR w/walk-in closet. Free
parking across from UF. Rent incl water,
sewer, garbage, pest control. $450/mo.
Lease until 7/05. Please call 352-598-5481
1BR/1BA 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
Sublease Now-July 31, 2005
Sunbay Apts 2Br/1 BA
$400/month $200 deposit included
Close to UF/On bus route 16
352-256-7831 or 305-467-5255 2-3-10-3
ACROSS FROM NORMAN HALL
Huge 2/1, wd firs, cent, A/C sublet til end of
Apr. $900 dep can work deal, $695 month
352-264-3523 or 352-378-1387 2-7-11-3
COLLEGE STUDIOS Across from UF!
Spring/Summer $459/mo. Util incl.. Call 561-
329-5695 or email@example.com 2-4-10-3
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
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Two bedroom/two full bath
Sublease available immediately
Seven month sublease
Call 338-1588/283-3885 add'l info 2-1-5-3
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 1 BR/1 BA 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-
3 blocks from UF 2BR/1 BA w/screened
proch & ample parking. $575/mo, no dep &
1st mo 1/2 off. Call 352-373-3203 2-2-5-3
Sublease til July 31. 1BR in 3BR/2BA apt at
Pebble Creek. On campus, $330/mo, call
Micah at 772-215-0145 2-2-5-3
SUBLEASE Available NOW! 1BR/1BA in
4BR/4BA, Lexington Crossing. Furnished,
all utils incl, cable incl. 5 HBOs, personal
phone line. $450/mo neg. Call 813-391-0528
1 BR/1 BA HUGE single apt. 2 blocks from
UF $525/mo. avail ASAP, Feb -free. Sam
SUBLEASING APT. I'm moving to NYCI 1
BR/1 BA in 3 BR/3 BA apt. Willing to give
away living rm -furniture to the subleaser.
$473mo utils incl. Completely furnished.
2BR/1BA avail in Fiederick Gardens Apts.
Feb thru July. 1 MONTH FREE RENT.
Perfect location. 1/2 mi from UF, on bus rt
#16. $300 move-in. Keep dep. Call 352-246-
1 BR/1BA available in a 2BR/2BA Townhouse
near bus route bike to UF female no
smoking $445/mo + 1/2 utilities + 1/2 cable
**- HUGE APT -***
(2000 sq ft) 2BR/1BA avail now at Sun Bay.
5 min from UF, only $486/mo was $540/mo.
Call 786-390-0431 email@example.com 2-4-5-3
I O Roommates
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Resposible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv mes-
sage. Private Owner 4-20-71-4
Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
UF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/mo.Aval Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4
2BR avail to NS, F. Quiet 1600 sq ft home.
Gated Plantation Oaks Country Club. W/D,
furn living area, garage avail, wireless inet &
cable. $400/BR + 1/3 utils. No pets. 954-649-
GIRLS ONLY 2 rooms each w/prvt baths.
cent AC, W/D, cable incl. Interenet ready.
$375/mo each. 1 mo FREE. Call 352-472-
WALK to UF
2 grad students seek NS roommate in luxury
home. $400/mo Avail 1/5. Call 283-6279
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREEI
1-(877)-Fgr-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
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 furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5 mi
to Shands. Kitchen, LR, laundry $425+ utils
336-5450 or 954-646-1341 2-1-10-4
Avail NOW Great location 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA, washer and dryer, high speed internet,
$308/mo + until. Females only, please call
Lauren @ 352-799-3726 Lv message. 2-
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-
STUDENT ROOMMATE NEEDED in 3BR/
2BA condo. Pvt patio w/room. $350/mo. Call
Tina @352-331-1151 2-2-10-4
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
ROOM FOR RENT 2BR/1BA DOWNTOWN
Available now! $412.50/mo. Call 321-228-
1 Male roommate wanted to share 4BR
house w/3guys. Only .7 mi from campus @
2 NW 29th St. Pets ok. $275/mo + utils. No
lease or dep. 745-6017 2-9-10-4
Rooms for/RT 1.8 mi. From Waldo Rd. and
Univ. A. out Haw Rd. Rent b/d. b/w. b/m. ba-
sicly $85. p/w cab/TV wash/m. For deta/info
call 376-0384 or fast response page 202-
Roommate needed to share clean 2BR
townhouse close to UF. Swimming pool, AC.
$300/mo. Please call 246-4459 2-4-5-4
Walk to UF. 1939 NW 5th Ave. Priv BA, W/D,
CHA, Dig cable, wireless internet, flexible
lease, 352-682-9342 2-4-5-4
5 Real Estate
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, extr
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. Hous
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 & Dian:
The Flavor of New Orleans comes to carr
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condornftium;
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats
or view the University from your 3BR/3B,
townhouse. Prices starting in the $180's 37E
Almost new 2BR/2.5BA townhome for sale
or call 352-219-9551 1-31-61-5
00*$$$ FAST CASH 4 HOUSE $$$9**
00* Holiday-broke blues? Sell me ***
****quickly any house or refer *000
0000 motivated sellers for fee! 00**
0000 Call Buyers pm 219-0859. ****
Townhome 2BR 1.5 BA fenced. Side-by-sid
newer bus and UF/Shands. $94,900. Ca.
Randy. 352-543-9598 or 543-6758 1-31
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING(
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pi
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand, nev.
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-tor
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Ca:
SOFA& LOVESEAT .
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Mu'
-sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400. Sacrific
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress &.box spring,
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. SE
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowto
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Co:
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-2C
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/-kin
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, ches!
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can dc
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $140
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italia
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Co:
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-858'
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/tablt
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. Nev
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1101
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-2(
FUTON Solid oak missibn-style frame v
mattress. Brand new, all unused in pox. Se
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
Beds*Full .mattress & boxspring sei
$490Qn sets $89OSingle sets $390Kirn
sets $990From estate sale: Safe pin
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Bedding close-outsOAll wrapped in
plasticOtwin sets $790full sets $119nQn
sets $1399King sets $1890student dis-
counts applyO4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-095;
We deliver. 4-20-71-6
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14, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2005
DINING SET FOR SALE
For more info & pics see:
Best offer Call 745-6017
88 Whirlpool Elec. dryer,
90 Maytag Gas dryer,
70's Maytag Washer
All work great, $50 each.
Evenings 352-331-7239 2-4-7-6
97 Maytag Refridge,
Almond glass shelves, ice maker,
Approx. 26 cu. ft. Excel cond.
Evenings 352-331-7239 2-4-7-6
98 Kenmore Coldspot Refridge
white, glass shelves, side by side,
in door ice, water. Approx. 25 cu. ft.
Evenings: 352-331-7239 2-4-7-6
VERY GOOD CONDITION
Curtis Mathis 36" TV
w/ remote, cable-ready $400
Call 352-377-0049 Iv. msg. 2-3-5-6
MOVING SALE! 3010 SW 23rd Ter. Sat. Jan.
29 8am 12pm. Furniture, kitchen supplies,
& much more items. EVERYTHING MUST
A+ rErutEPr Lfeh
S Wa- MA4k Hotem& Cal
Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
M/F Cert MCSE technicians. 333-8404.
*G'ville Computer Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr-
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
- computer/laptop repair
- networks, wireless, virus
-we BEAT all prices!
-home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
* l Bicycles
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
* Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9
iaI For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional cooking utensils.
R.W.Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, 'Gville
RWBEATYCOM 376-5939. 4-20-71-10
GET CHEAP TEXTBOOKS!
Search 24 bookstores in 1 click! S&H
and taxes automatically calculated. Try it
today! http://www.bookhq.com 2-15-35-10
STRESS? OVERLOAD? NEED TO RELAX?
OR LOOKING FOR LOVE? TryAphrodisia
Beverage. 0 calories, 0 sugar w/relaxing
aphrodiciac herbs. Students using it nation-
wide. Buy/sell it. www.aphrodisiabeverage.c
om or firstname.lastname@example.org 2-25-20-10
*HONEYWELL HEPA air purifier exc cond.
medium to large room. $400 negotiable.
*DELL PRINTER N-ON5819 used for-test-
ing only. Like new $65 negotiable
DISCOUNT Inkjet, Toner, Fax, Copier
Cartridges. Guaranteed Lowest Prices!
Email email@example.com include
printer make, model, or cartridge numbers.
W I Motorcycles, Mopeds]
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
Avoid parking problems. 1996 black Yamaha
Virago 250cc, 5400 mi, good condition,
$1600 OBO. Tony 352-219-4401 2-1-6-11
SCOOTER FOR SALE
49cc Yamaha Razz
Runs Great! $725/OBO
813-477-7133 ask for Mike 2-4-5-11
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
.NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over-10 yr svc to UF students '
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy0SellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Best Cars Lowest Prices
W I "Autos
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142.
$500! Police Impounds!
Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas, etc.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 1-31-
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring your W2 & drive home today. Cash.
cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
now 338-1999 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
We finance anyone! $2000 discount off fi-
nance price. More than 150 vehicles in stock.
Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 2-4-9-12
94 Del Sol Civic 5sp $3995
96 Accord LX 4dr $4495 GATORMAX USED CARS
97 Civic 2dr AT $4995 Buy, Sell, Trade.
99 Civic 4dr AT $5995 We Finance. 495-9500
GATORIDES 318-0813 gatormax.net
TO FIX YOUR CAR?
Call me, I can help. Chris 271-4339 2-1-5-12
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
Ford Thunderbird 1996 V8
107K mi blue/green
well kept, drives well
all power. REDUCED $3600 215-2039
1995, Plymouth Acclaim Ice-cold air, $500
352-335-8688 email@example.com 2-9-
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
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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: MAZDA RX7
2-door, 1982 to '88. ASAP for 2 hour engi-
neering study. 1983 preferred. $100. Call, Iv.
Alligator Classifieds are now online at:
Check it out!
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising'use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like. people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working'
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible.
Start at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-
9024 between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4
Certified Nursing Assistant class. Home
schooling, learn @ your own pace, time, &
convenience, fast or slow. $200. 19 yr. exp
RN Lic #2523562 Call free 4 more info 1-
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
) M 1 Help Wanted ) I Help Wanted
*M Help Wanted
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work spring break.
408 W University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
Another Saturday night without a date?
Read The Alligator.
I1 Help Wanted
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm 378-
2442 or come in and fill out an application
@ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
Needed for evaluations of ':
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid .training. Call
Nationwide mortgage lender has immediate
sales positions avail for college students
seeking professional work exp. No exp re-
quired, flexible hours. Apply in person btwn
5-9pm Mon-Fri at 1900 SW 34th St Suite 206
(2nd floor above credit union)
Growing company needs PT help.
Bookkeeper Quickbooks exp only. Delivery
& warehouse, website administrator, clean
background check only need apply. Fax
resume with salary req to 377-5595 2-10-
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (must havetill day
avail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
shifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply in person 7404
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 2-28-38-14
Swim Instructor/Office Staff
Seal Swim School now hiring energetic, fun,
responsible individuals. PT/FT positions
available. Competitive pay. WSI certifica-
tion Feb. Lutz 813-948-7134; Tampa 813-
932-5455; North Pinellas 727-943-8782.
World's largest pizza delivery company now
Phone order takers
All you need is a reliable car & a very positive
attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's loca-
tions in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to the psychol-
ogy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
Instruct 3rd thru 12th grade students from
any location; intemet connection required;
send resume firstname.lastname@example.org 2-2-15-
DANCERS WANTED Are you pretty?
Dancers needed for private company. Great
pay, flexible hours. Open 24 hrs. 352-376-
Friends don't let friends be driven home by
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6, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2005
l Help Wanted
ummer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
ir Graduate Hall Directors, Staff Resource
assistantss and Judicial Assistant in the
'department of Housing and Residence
education Graduate Hall Directors reside in
is/her area of responsibility, and supervise,
develop, and direct the staff under his/her
.sponsibility. The number of staff varies by
rea, as well as the number of residents liv-
*g in the hall. The Staff Resource Assistants
develop and facilitates programming and
'sources for residence life staff. The Judicial
assistant works with various aspects of the
idiciali~rogram. Applicants must be admit-
'd to graduate school., enrolled for 9-12
ours, and have some organized group living
experience. The beginning salary is $3,420
ach semester based on 9.5 months of work.
n on-campus apartment, fully furnished with
i1 utilities, local telephone, and basic cable
service is provided. Application deadline (for
priority consideration): Friday, February 18,
005. Contact Kathy Smith at the Housing
office 392-2171 ext 10139 2-18-33-14
EDUCATION RETAIL STORE
eeds part time help. Flexible weekday
ours plus 2-3 Saturdays a month. Please
ring in a resume to 2020 NW 6th. St. 1-
right, enthusiastic, industrious workers
'anted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
ole to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
,top by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
atorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule.
:all Dave for info: 379-9600 2-4-15-14
1 II .Help Wanted
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 2-4-15-14
$6/hr part-time. Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique. 372-1226 1-31-10-14
02B Kids searching for energetic and en-
thusiastic pre-school teachers for all 02B
locations. Experience preferred, will train.
FT/PT positions. Avail. Apply at any location.
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
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 $$$ for exp.
Noah's Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 2-25-37-
M*1 Help Wanted
PT/FT NANNIES NEEDED
Good $ for exp: grad stud. welcomed bkgd
ck: 12 REAL $$ 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: INTERNET PROGRAMMER
- Any or all of the following ASP/database/
web/Winsock 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
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 2-4-11-14
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
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.
* q 1 0L Seven Weeks
Room and Board Included
GET PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
e male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext.
250 or 352-669-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-14
* 0 0 -
SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for responsible, enthusiastic people.
City geography knowledge, customer service
exp helpful. For more info call David 379-
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 resume 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
:orrrurni.:a ion skills, knowledge of comput-
ers be familiar with business accounting. Call
Abram Huber 386-867-1463 or email resume
to email@example.com 2-1-5-14
. FUN INTERNSHIPS NOW!!I
Enhance your resume and job skills
Energetic students wanting to achieve
and succeed. All majors and years.
firstname.lastname@example.org email us now.l
SMil Help Wanted
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
PART TIME INVENTORY CLERK. Every af-
ternoon. Some lifting required. Fax resume
to 377-9577 2-2-5-14
NANNY to care for 4 year old in my home
3 days a week. 6:30-9:00 am and 3:00-8:00
pm. Ref required, background check. Call
271-0840 Iv msg. 2-2-10-14
Weekend work for student. Yard work, chain-
saw, carpentry, electrical, plumbing + some
heavy lifting. From $6-8/hr depends on skill
and experience. Call 376-6183 1-31-3-14
MARKETING ASSISTANT needed at Ben &
Jerry's to sell catering events. Email resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org 1-31-3-14
GOURMET SANDWICH & COFFEE SHOP
Need PT Cashier & Sandwich maker
Located 16 miles east of UF ,
Call between 3PM to 7PM only
Ask for Mike 352-475-9577 2-2-5-14
Hourly pay. Experience with eBay & PayPal
& HTML. Call 352-284-0690 1-31-3-14
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Gators vault over No. 4 Alabama in final rotation
The scene was set. The spotlight was on.
And like an All-American should,
Savannah Evans stepped up and delivered.
As UF's last performer-in the final event,
Evans tied her collegiate best with a 9.95 on
the floor exercise to propel the No. 5 Gators
to a 196.55-196.35 win over No. 4 Alabama at
the O'Connell Center on Friday night.
"We don't really concentrate on scores
very much," Evans said. "We go out there
and have fun with it and show off to the
crowd. I just knew that I had to go put there
and do what I could do."
Trailing 147.375-147.175 entering the
final rotation, UF (6-2, 1-1 Southeastern
Conference) made up the .2 point difference
with stellar floor routines that included a 9.90
from Samantha Lutz and a personal best-ty-
ing 9.925 by Breanne King.
"We worked really hard this week with
Amy [the team choreographer]," Coach
Rhonda Faehn said. "She volunteers to help
with the floor routines and I think it really
The Gators' late rally was aided by the
struggles of Alabama's Ashley Miles on bal-
ance beam. Miles was the night's all-around
winner, but she bobbled on the beam and on
her landing, leading to a score of 9.625, the
lowest of either team in that event.
Tiffany Murry took the vault title -with a
9.95, and Orley Szmuch was close behind
with a 9.925.
Alabama (5-3, 1-1 SEC)
Coach Sarah Patterson
was impressed with the
performances of both
teams after the meet.
"Our conference cham-
pionship is just going to be
Evns one heck of a champion-
ship," Patterson said. "It's.
meets like this makes you a better team."
Although UF came up with one of its-
biggest wins in recent team history, the team
feels like it can do more.
"I think what's most exciting for us about
this win is that we still didn't perform all the
way to our potential," Lutz said. "To come
out with this victory knowing that we still are
capable of much more then we did tonight
speaks so much to the talent and potential
this team has."
NO. 500 IS PROVING ELUSIVE: Despite shooting
48.4 percent, the UF women's basketball team
fell to No. 23 Vanderbilt 84-73. It was UF's
third chance to win the its 500th game.
Down 43-42 at halftime, the Gators (12-8,
3-4 Southeastern Conference) built a 59-51
But Vanderbilt (15-5, 4-3 SEC) used three-
pointers from guard Abi Ramsey to spur a
21-4 run over the next nine minutes. Ramsey
led all scorers with 30 points and had eight
Coach Carolyn Peck said her team was
more patierit on offense in the first half. When
the Gators took the lead in the second, they
ran more isolation plays against the smaller
Commodores lineup. She said that change
was part of the reason for the Vanderbilt
"We went away from what we had been
doing so very well," Peck said. "We have got
to keep that concentration for 40 minutes so
we can close the deal."
UF played most of the second half with-
out forward Bernice Mosby. In the first half,
Mosby was fouled and came up favoring her
left ankle. Peck said she was not sure about the
extent of the injury. Mosby finished with 15
points in 20 minutes.
Also, Danielle Santos played for the first
time since mid-December. The junior guard
had been out with a stress fracture in her right
foot. Santos played 12 minutes and had just
one point, but Peck said she was happy with
"I think Danielle was full go," Peck said.
"In a game like this, at this level at this inten-
sity, it is the best way to get her back in rhythm
The Gators have lost three consecutive
games and four of their last five. Their next
game is Thursday against No. 5 Tennessee in
the O'Connell Center.
Radio and television broadcasts contributed to
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Day's rally couldn't stop UF
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doesn't get to play much."
Day, who came into the game
averaging 3.3 points per game,
hit four 3-pointers sandwiched
around a layup after not seeing
any time in the first half. His out-
burst sent the Gamecocks bench
into a chest-bumping frenzy at
midcourt when the Gators called
"[South Carolina coach] Dave
Odom made one of the greatest
coaching moves of all time throw-
ing Day in there," Donovan said.
"I asked [assistant coach] Donnie
Jones, 'Who is this guy?'"
But' with a couple high-
light-worthy plays, the Gators
regained the momentum and
secured the win.
With 5:44 remaining and a 7-
Spoint UF lead, freshman forward
Corey Brewer scored the last of
his 12 points after stealing the
ball, driving the length of the
court for a layup and sinking a
foul shot for a 3-point play.
Walsh, who had 8 points and
five assists in his first start since
recovering from a high-ankle
sprain, made sure the Gators kept
the momentum with a touch pass
to an isolated Lee under the rim
for a dunk that got the 11,753 in
"Last year, the wheels
would've come off if we
shot the ball the way we
did in the second half."
"I see it day in and day out,"
said Anthony Roberson, who fin-
ished with 15 points. "This is my
third year playing with Matt, and
I don't know how many practices
we've had together. Everything-
he does, I know he can do it."
Prospects staying silent before Signing Day
RECRUITING, from page 20
easily come up dry for recruits already committed
elsewhere. Randy Phillips, ranked the No. 16 safety
in the nation by Scout.com, is a Miami oral commit-
ment who stopped in Gainesville and Tallahassee
over the weekend.
"Coach Meyer is a good guy, but I'm still
committed to the Hurricanes," Phillips said.
"Everything was all right, but I feel good about my
In other recruiting news, Texas natives R.J.
IANNINGS, from page 20
ence, so we won't have a true idea of
where UF is at until after these games.
My gut says buckle up, Gators fans.
(Uh oh. I just wrote something nega-
tive, which can almost get me in a
fight, as I learned this weekend.)
Jackson and Brandon La Fell, long considered a
package deal, both visited this weekend. They will
make their decision public today. Jackson is ranked
the No. 10 running back in the nation and La Fell is
Scout.com's No. 34 wide receiver.
Today marks the start of the final quiet period
before signing day. Coaches are not allowed to
visit or call recruits, but recruits are allowed to
Oral commitments are non-binding until a
national letter-of-intent is signed on National
Signing Day on Wednesday.
I think these games will show why
all three are ranked higher than UF.
Especially since two are at Kentucky's
Rupp Arena and Mississippi State's
"The Hump," which is not just the
name of the arena, but also the only
thing to do in lovely Starkville.
But starting there on Tuesday,
we'll see.what the Gators are really
SThe Gators did what they have
needed to do so far. They needed to
get off to the hot start they did in the
SEC because of this tough stretch.
Winning one of the next three
games would be big for UF
Only then you can start the tour-
nament talk three losses in a row
and the tournament isn't even guar-
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Hard road faces UF after 80-72 win
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
A first-half offensive surge followed by a sec-
ond-period shooting slump used to turn the mighty
Gators into frightened ostriches.
As forward Matt Walsh said: This was the type of
game UF would've lost last season.
Against South Carolina on Saturday, this season's
Gators (13-4, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) used
aggressive rebounding and key plays to survive a
second-half Gamecocks run for an imperative 80-72
The victory puts UF one game behind No. 7
Kentucky in the SEC Eastern Division before a rigor-
ous stretch of conference games, beginning Tuesday
at No. 24 Mississippi State. The slate continues on
Saturday against No. 14 Alabama and concludes Feb.
8 at Rupp Arena against the Kentucky Wildcats.
"Five and one sounds a
Volleyball lot better than 4-2 does," said
UF. 72 senior forward David Lee.
Stanford 68 "Especially going on the road
here and having some tough
back-to-back games. We knew
we had to get this one."
Lee finished with a team-high 18 points and
grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds, gaining his third
double-double in conference play. His play aided '-
UF's 39-24 rebounding advantage, helping to offset
a poor-shooting second half.
"Last year, the wheels would've come off if we
shot the ball the way we did in the second half,"
Coach Billy Donovan said.
After shooting 60 percent in the first period, UF
emered from a 43-26 halftime lead to sink just 38.5
percent of its second-half attempts.
And less than 8 minutes into UF's dry spell, a
little-used, little-known South Carolina reserve at-
tempted to take advantage.
With 12:33 remaining and his team trailing 56-39,
Gamecocks freshman forward Dwayne Day began. a
five-possession 14-0 solo run to cut the UF lead to 7.
"It was unbelievable," Lee said. "I think that kid Matt Marriott/ Alligator Staff
was a Rashid Al-Kaleem-type: just a pure shooter but UF forward David Lee recorded another complete performance against
SEE MEN, PAGE 19 South Carolina, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Tournament talk still premature for the Gators
woz! The Gators are 5-1 in the
SSoutheastern Conference! They're so
V good! No first-round loss this year!
So the Gators held on and beat South
Carolina despite Dwayne Day coming in
and trying to ruin UF's, well, day,with four
3-pointers in a row.
I don't know if you noticed, but none of
the Southeastern Conference teams UF beat
are exactly top-notch. Even the team the
Gators lost to, Tennessee, isn't great.
Yes, the 5-1 in the SEC is somewhat im-
prejy'e and better than where I thought the
Gators would be. Yes, they've won 13 games
and may be on their way to 20 wins for like
-' the millionth year in
But here's the
.. -thing: those five wins
came against lesser
teams in what is
lan Fisher turning out to be the
Extra lannings lesser conference that
email@example.com everyone thought it
would be this year.
Look at it this
way: Miami has the fifth-best record in the
ACC and Florida State is tied for the eighth,
yet they both beat the Gators, who have the
third-best record in the SEC.
That record is merely a product of the
way UF's schedule worked out.
SEC East Men's basketball
1. Kentucky 7-0
2. UF 5-1
3. South Carolina 3-4
4. Vanderbilt 3-4
5. Tennessee 3-4
The six SEC teams UF has played so far
have won a combined 13 conference games
this year. Not a single one of them has a win-
ning conference record.
The next three Gators opponents have
won 16 between them and all have win-
ning SEC records. It's amazing what kind
of research I can get done when there's no
football to distract me.
Mississippi State, Alabama and
Kentucky are the only three SEC teams
that are ranked, although Mississippi State
will probably fall out today after losing to
Louisiana State last week.
These are the best teams in the confer-
SEE INNINGS, PAGE 19
* It was a busy weekend for Gators sports. Both
the men's and women's tennis teams played,
both swimming and diving squads hosted two
schools and softball opened its season with a
doubleheader. Log on to alligator.org/sports for all
this and ful'l basketball and gymnastics coverage.
By ERIC ESTEBAN
Coach Urban Meyer may not have
a lot in common with pitchers Mariano
Rivera or Eric Gagne, but after the last
recruiting weekend, Meyer is looking
to join the ranks of the nation's best
With two days left before recruits can
sign their letter-of-intent on Wednesday,
the Gators had one final attempt at
steering eight future athletes toward the
orange and blue.
UF received one oral commit-
ment Sunday from
tight end Brian Ellis.
Ellis, ranked. 'No.
22 at his position
by Scout.com, had
Meyer from Oklahoma,
State and Florida State. A 6-foot-3,
235-pound prospect, Ellis played some
defensive end in addition to tight end
during his senior year, recording four
Ellis is a teammate of long-time
Gators commitment Avery Atkins.
While Atkins was in Gainesville to
see the best of campus, he also played
the role of salesman to other recruits.
Jon Demps, a 6-foot-4, 228-pound
linebacker from Pensacola, came away
from the weekend wowed by the team
chemistry and opportunity for playing
time, he said.
"I was very impressed with the great
team atmosphere among the players
and coaches, the academic center and
the support they provide," Demps told
Gatorcountry.com. "[Brandon Siler] told
me he really wants me to be a Gator and
play right next to him."
Demps will decide between UF, FSU,
Auburn and LSU on Wednesday.
While Meyer was able to sway five
recruits toward the Gators last week-
end, the recruiting well can just as
SEE RECRUITING, PAGE 19
N 2004: Willie Williams trashes the town.
Williams, a UF-recruited linebacker who
signed with Miami, was accused of hug-
ging a woman without permission and
setting off hotel fire extinguishers. Charges
of fighting a man in a club were dropped.