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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 91
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Gator Party candidate declares platform
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By BRIDGET CAREY
Gator Party presidential candidate
Joe Goldberg announced his party's
goals to fight against block tuition
and an alcohol-free UF campus at a
As nearly 75 faces focused on the
former Student Senate president as he
stood on a platform on the Reitz Union
Colonnade, Goldberg intertwined his
lifelong Gators pride with reasons
why students should cast their vote for
him in the March Student Government
"I was born in a family full of
Gators, and I have always bled orange
and blue," Goldberg said.
Goldberg said, if elected, his ad-
ministration would work to persuade
UF leaders to extend the drop/add
period to be "more realistic" as well
as work with professors to have them
"stop needlessly changing textbook
Block tuition was another issue
Goldberg said he planned to fight
Student Body President Jamal
Sowell and his administration also
have been vocal in their fight against
the proposal, which would require all
students to pay for 15 credit hours
per semester, regardless of how many
hours they register.
Goldberg said what makes him
stand out from the competition, in-
cluding the Dennis Ngin-led Impact
Party, is the experience and knowledge
he gained throughout his time as a
senator and Senate president.
"It's all about building relation-
ships," he said.
Ngin is the current Student Body
Treasurer under Sowell.
Goldberg also said he wanted to re-
quire the 86 student senators to main-
SEE GATOR, PAGE 8
Nick West/ Alligator Staff
Joe Goldberg announces his candidacy for student government president Tuesday afternoon.
Goldberg is the Gator Party candidate.
By EVA KIS
Alligator Staff Writer
"Your life ended tonight," a
Gainesville Police Department officer
told Tavares Williams in an interroga-
tion room three years ago.
A jury concurred Tuesday, handing
down the sentence that begins his new
one: permanent consignment to prison
for first-degree murder.
The jury deliberated for only an
hour before finding the 21-year-old
guilty of killing his guardian, UF ad-
junct Barbara Roth, 51, by beating her
P. K. Yonge
coach John Clifford
stars who made it
to the NFL under
See story, pg. 20.
to death with a baseball bat in 2002.
"This is not the tragedy in the
sense of some accident," prosecuting
attorney Marc Peterson said during
closing arguments. "Justice in this case
is returning a verdict of first-degree
murder because that's exactly what
Tavares Williams did."
In contrast with his loud, profane
outbursts Monday, Williams sat silent
and still as Judge Robert P. Cates read
the verdict convicting him of capital
The victim's father, Sam Roth, was
SEE WILLIAMS, PAGE 8
UF caters to
* THE RAPPER'S ALCOHOL RE-
QUESTS WERE DENIED.
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
The place to find booming hip-hop mu-
sic with a laidback party atmosphere to top
Snoop Dogg's Stephen C. O'Connell Center
concert Friday night may just be backstage.
In addition to the $100,000 Snoop Dogg
will receive for his performance, he and his
crew will be treated to a long list of amenities
they requested, including five dressing and
hospitality rooms; state-of-the-art gaming,
audio and video equipment; and enough food
to feed an army of Snoop's hungry touring
According to the list, Snoop Dogg and his
Available from Commercial News Providers"
f Three months
after 71 percent
of Floridians voted
to raise the state's
minimum wage by
$1, the state leg-
islature is trying to
iron out the details.
See story, pg. 4.
company, Doggy Style Music Inc., want an
Xbox to play sports video games and a radio
for Snoop's dressing room that can play CDs,
MP3s and burned CD-Rs "as loud as humanly
possible."A list of food request-
On ed for Snoop's dressing room
CallpuS includes four liters of no-pulp
orange juice, hot tea, fresh fruit,
a bag of pistachios and a pack-
age of Fisherman's Friend throat lozenges.
The cost of items included in the list, known
as a rider, are separate from the performance
and booking fees, which total $110,000.
After insurance, advertising, food and the
Xbox rental were added, the estimated cost of
the concert is more than $146,000. Since the
value of the contract exceeded $50,000, both
Snoop Dogg's agent and UF had to approve
the contract to validate it.
SEE RIDER, PAGE 9
2; ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2005
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First day of Career Show-
case draws thousands
Students seeking jobs suited
up and turned out by the thou-
sands to the Stephen C. O'Connell
Center Tuesday, day one of the
Career Showcase organized by
the Career Resource Center.
This year, the event was or-
ganized by industry and special-
ties, with Tuesday geared toward
technical fields and Wednesday
featuring nontechnical fields.
The CRC registered 251 com-
panies to attend and anticipates
more than 5,000 students.
Tuesday's job opportunities
ranged from companies such
as Amazon.com to the public
service sector represented by
the U.S. Department of State
and the Georgia Department of
"When comparing the Spring
Showcase of 2004 to this year's,
the show has increased by
abofit a dozen companies," said
CRC assistant director Nadene
Francis. "We've even grown
compared to last year's Fall. The
show is an excellent opportunity
for hiring managers to connect
with the student population."
Joseph Rojo, an academic ad-
viser for the Warrington College
of Business, said it's all about
"Go in looking really sharp,"
Rojo suggested. "Set career goals
for yourself before you go, and
research the companies that may
help you reach your goals before
you introduce yourself."
Rojo said companies are
drawn to UF every semester
because, "We are a great school
and the students are very ambi-
tious. It's a win-win situation for
Wednesday's events begin at 9
a.m. For the rest of the semester,
the center will also host interviews
for participating companies at its
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Phillips Center for the Perform-
Katie Keathley, Katey Creel
and Kelly Crandall lead the UF
women's foil fencing squad.
Bob Gettys is the men's sabre
captain,. while Julian Andrews is
the overall men's captain.
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Reitz loan gets first approval
By BRIDGET CAREY
The Reitz Union has made the
first leap toward the renovation
of its hotel thanks to the initial
approval of a $500,000 loan from
Student Government reserves
A second Senate approval is
needed next week for the reno-
vation of the 36-room hotel to
become a reality.
But the bill's initial approval
was met with heated discussion
that lasted through midnight.
The hotel has not been reno-
vated in 17 years, whereas aver-
age hotels are renovated every
five to seven years, said Reitz
Union director Dave Kratzer. The
hotel's bathrooms haven't been
renovated in nearly 40 years, he
"You are the contingency
Reitz Union director
Kratzer said the renovation
would be beneficial to students,
who help fund more than 60
percent of the union's yearly
budget through tuition-based
Activity & Service fees. With the
renovations, the union would
gain more business, allowing it
to ask for less student funding in
"You are the contingency
plan," Kratzer said. Before go-
ing to the Senate, Kratzer said he
unsuccessfully sought funding
from other sources, but found no
The plan is to repay the inter-
est-free loan with $100,000 every
year for five years after the pro-
posed renovations are complete.
Now, union management
will be working to advertise to
alumni and other markets to gain
the revenue faster.
"I'll tell you what I know -
just from my gut they are go-
ing to eat this up," Student Sen.
John Pughe said of UF alumni.
A Real Experience
Randy Barry from MTV's "The Real World: San Diego," talks to students after a STA Travel-
sponsored study abroad forum Tuesday at the Reitz Union. See story at www.alligator.org.
to evaluate jail
By ELIZABETH PRANN
Alachua County commissioners unanimously decided a
team of consultants will begin an approximately eight-month
evaluation of the Alachua County Jail.
The commission appointed jail consultant David Bogard of
Pulitzer, Bogard & Associates, plus a staff of five, to evaluate
the jail and its inner workings for about $150,000.
"This is a continuous issue," said County Commissioner
Mike Byerly. "This is a decision-making day."
Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Troiano
said the expenditure is an inappropriate allocation of money in
light of four national reports done last year that brought back
positive remarks about the jail.
"That's a lot of money, and what are they going to do that
hasn't already been done?" Troiano said. "We do a stellar job."
Chairwoman Cynthia Chestnut said the
decision should be made despite the absence
of Alachua County Sheriff Steve Oelrich,
who was not represented at the meeting.
"This has gone on long enough," she
Commissioners agreed the decision is
overdue, as talks began over a year ago.
Troiano said the commission does not
operate, supervise or manage the jail and
when it did, seven years ago, the jail faced two civil rights vio-
lations, an escape and numerous accountability issues.
Bogard said his racial- and gender-sensitive team will begin
its analysis immediately, searching for what he referred to as a
"subculture," something he said is in every organization.
"Working in a jail is a very difficult occupation," Bogard
said. "People try to skirt policies."
Additionally, Bogard wants to look at the formal rules laid
out by the jail. He said he wants to see if the rules are sound and
appropriate for the Alachua County community and if inmates
and staff abide by their parameters.
Bogard said he wants to see how jail personnel handle com-
plaints, grievances and incidents. His company has completed
27 jail and prison cultural assessments in the past 10 years.
"We have hands-on real experience," he said.
He proposed that the process begin only under the com-
plete cooperation of the sheriff's office, starting with document
and information requests. In the coming months, the team will
scrutinize the jail with interviews and tours. In May, the team
will present its first-draft report after meeting with an oversight
committee. It will have a completed assessment, including im-
provements and recommendations, by September.
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Interviewers weigh pros, cons of provost hopefuls
Three of six interviews complete
-By EMILY YEHLE
Faculty importance emerged Tuesday as a
defining element of the ongoing search to per-
manently replace former UF provost David
Three of six finalists vying to be the uni-
versity's No. 2 administrator emphasized the
need for quality instructors and faculty input
during interviews at the Hilton University of
Florida Conference Center.
"If you don't have great teaching at a uni-
versity, it is not a great university. Period,"
candidate George Atkinson said. "Teaching is
what we do."
The other two candidates interviewed,
Cristina Gonzalez and Pramod Khargonekar,
supported shared governance between faculty
But the relationship between the two
groups needs to improve, Khargonekar said.
"There's always some dissonance between
faculty and administration, but there's way
too much at UF," he said.
Khargonekar is the only candidate now
working at UF He is the dean of UF's College
of Engineering, something that concerned
some committee members who thought a
national search should find someone from
another institution. Others, however, were im-
pressed by the dean's passion for UF and his
plans for integrating research and academics.
"In my mind, he has to be very, very strong
for me to come down on his side," said Yngve
Ohm, a UF chemistry and physics professor.
Atkinson and Gonzalez, however, hail
On leave from duties as professor of chem-
istry and optical sciences at the University of
Arizona, Atkinson works as the U.S. State
Department's senior adviser for science and
technology, a position that has led him to work
with former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Gonzalez has worked for eight years at
the University of California, Davis and is
unique to the finalists for her humanities
As a former senior adviser to the school's
chancellor and a current professor, Gonzalez
from faculty and students
:' .... e ,are important to her deci-
S"Consultation is to ad-
ministration what research
r 4, is to writing," she said.
;A But the search com-
Colburn mittee discussed whether
style was too democratic. On the other hand,
Khargonekar's self-described "lead and serve"
style might be too hierarchical.
For many of his responses, Atkinson drew
from his experience in Washington, D.C., es-
pecially when speaking about international
"In many ways, we're all going to have to
face the reality of competing with what has
become a global community," he said.
Atkinson's experience with fundraising
and his personable character impressed some
committee members, while others thought
there was a lack of specific examples in his
"Some of his answers may have been a
little one-dimensional," Interim Provost Joe
The interviews will continue today at 8
a.m. for Mark Thiemens, dean of physical
sciences at the University of California at San
Diego, and Arthur Epstein, director of the
Ohio State University Institute for Magnetic
and Electronic Polymers.
Due to illness, the sixth candidate, Richard
Hoffman, dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences at the University of Nebraska, won't
be interviewed today as originally scheduled.
Alligator staff writer Stephanie Garry and
writer Jeff Sirmons contributed to this report.
Enforcement of minimum wage amendment uncertain
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE Three months after 71 percent of
Floridians voted to raise the state's minimum wage by $1, the
state legislature is trying to iron out the details.
The minimum wage will rise to $6.15 an hour May 2 a
change expected to affect more than 300,000 Florida workers
- and will increase each year based on a local inflation index.
But who will enforce the new law and how underpaid work-
ers would claim compensation are questions still up in the air.
A draft proposal in the House Judiciary Committee would
require workers to give employers a 15-day notice before filing
a wage complaint. If the employer paid the worker before the
15 days expires, the worker would be unable to file a lawsuit.
The proposal also includes a "good faith" provision, lim-
iting possible damages if a business can show it had not de-
liberately tried to stiff its workers. Moreover, the plan would
limit workers' ability to file class-action suits alleging pay
"We don't want regulation by lawsuit," said Bill Herrle, a
lobbyist for the Florida Retail Federation. "That's our first bot-
tom line. This amendment creates new causes of action, par-
ticularly class-action lawsuits, which are the most ineffective
means of enforcing a law."
"People should be concerned."
ACORN St. Petersburg chapter chairman
Herrle said retailers would support any state or federal
Agency that was chosen to enforce the new wage.
"By and large, wage laws do not have a major compliance
problem," he said, adding that businesses that intend to com-
ply with the law don't want inadvertent clerical errors to result
in a-new "cottage industry" for lawyers.
Labor advocates said any new legislation must remain
fully faithful to the provisions contained in the amendment
that nearly three of four Floridians endorsed on Election Day.
The plan makes no mention of a provision in the amend-
ment that workers can demand double the amount of their
owed back pay plus their attorney's fees if they prevail in a
wage dispute. Nor does it contain provisions enabling the state
attorney general to levy fines of up to $1,000 per incident.
"People should be concerned," said Lamont Wright,
chairman of the St. Petersburg chapter of the Association
of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN,
which spearheaded the amendment initiative.
"We've collected thousands and thousands of signatures
to get this on the ballot, and we got it to pass," he said. "Why
should [legislators] think they have a right not to honor it? The
amendment is very clear."
Bob Sparks, a spokesman for Florida Attorney General
Charlie Crist, said Crist believes it is premature to comment
on the measure because the legislature has yet to agree on
who will enforce the law. The Florida Department of Labor
and Employment Security was abolished by the legislature in
And the Agency for Workforce Innovation, which admin-
isters a portion of the old department's duties, said it does not
have the money to do so.
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Porn leads to arrest
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
A local clerical secretary arrested in
connection with child pornography is
in the Alachua County Jail on a $100,000
Gainesville Police arrested Robert
Alan Costello, 8620 NW 13th St., Monday
after a routine probation patrol officer
uncovered an explicit manuscript about a
father engaging in a menage a trois with
his 14-year-old daughter and her friend,
Although Costello reportedly said the
manuscript was a piece he wrote, police
said he chose to illustrate the tale with
nude photos of female children.
According to court records, Costello
was convicted of lewd and lascivious as-
sault on a child in 2003.
As Costello, 58, does not have access
to the Internet at his home, police consid-
ered his workplace, Lighthouse Baptist
Church, 2611 NW 68th Ave., which does
have Internet access, as a possible source
of the illegal photos.
After scaring the church's computers
and conducting a forensic search, police-
located several floppy disks at the defen-
dant's work station. On the disks were
more than 2,800 images of pornography,
including pictures depicting bestiality,
Pornography is not illegal, but more
than 102 of the images involved children
having sex with each other or with adults,
Costello's duties at the church never
involved working with children, he said.
Costello has been charged with one
count of possessing photographs of a
sexual performance by a child and two
counts of promoting photography of a
sexual performance by a child.
Journalist wins UF award
* DAN CHRISTENSEN EXPOSED
SECRET TRIALS AFTER SEPT. 11.
By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Dan Christensen shared his award-win-
ning expose on post-Sept. 11, 2001, govern-
ment secrecy with UF journalism classes
Monday and Tuesday.
Christensen was presented Monday
with the Brechner Center for Freedom of
Information Award for uncovering the
case of an Arab man who was detained
without charge or trial and whose later
court proceedings were stricken from pub-
"[His series] is a bone-chilling reminder
of what happens when we sacrifice civil
liberties in the name of security," Brechner
Center executive director Sandra Chance
said in a press release.
The story revolves around Mohammed
Bellahouel, who may have been a waiter
for two Sept. 11 hijackers at a restaurant
in Deerfield Beach. He also was allegedly
seen entering a theater with one of the ter-
The government detained Bellahouel,
35, for overstaying his student visa
- an offense usually resulting in a citation,
Christensen said.'Bellahouel filed a request
for release from unlawful imprisonment.
Christensen saw Bellahouel's appeal
on a Miami court calendar in March 2003.
When he checked it again, it had vanished.
Later, U.S. Marshals guarded the doors to
the courtroom proceed-
ings following a brief
interlude, he said. The
case eventually went to
', the U.S. Supreme Court.
S Bellahouel was re-
leased after five months
f :': l and now resides in
Christensen Delray Beach.
"I definitely admire
the fact that he did his job the way it's sup-
posed to be done," said Brad Rosenberg, a
UF journalism junior.
The justice department didn't make his
job any easier, though. No one would talk
to Christensen about the case because of
gag orders, and several documents were
"It's guys like him, in the trenches, do-
ing the dirty work, that make journalism
worthwhile," reporting master lecturer
Mike Foley said.
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Bush should cover more
than Iraq in his address
If you think President Bush is going to gloat about the Iraqi
election for about half of his State of the Union address to-
night, raise your hand.
Sure, the election turned out about as well as it could have.
It won't be enough to silence critics of the war, as the president
surely hopes, but likely it will somewhat improve public opin-
ion of the administration's actions.
Unfortunately, it sometimes seems as if Bush thinks "do-
mestic policy" is something that happens to naughty presidents
when they've been bad. If he wants to have the confidence of
the American people, he must do all he can to prove this is not
That's not to say he shouldn't discuss the election during his
address. On the contrary, Iraq still is the most visible issue of the
day, and Bush has a duty to inform the nation about the future
of U.S. support in the region.
He should present a plan for the withdrawal of troops from
Iraq not a detailed exit strategy, because the efficacy of the
new Iraqi government remains to be seen, but at least a general
breakdown of how the process will go. He should emphasize
that the U.S. presence in Iraq will be acting at the behest of a
sovereign nation, and that it will leave if asked to do so. Finally,
he should begin a healing process for damaged relations with
countries that disagree with the war.
For this term to be successful, however, Bush must present
a domestic agenda as strong and clear as his foreign policy.
Everyone knows the president's positions on extending free-
dom and protecting the United States from terrorism and,
on the strength of these positions, he has been given a chance to
correct his vague plan for issues within the nation.
On the home front, it is likely he will spend the most time
touting his plan to privatize Social Security. Citizens and politi-
cians alike need much convincing if the plan is to go through, as
even conservatives are skeptical.
If he wants to do the best thing for the country, however, he
will de-prioritize the issue. Social Security must be reformed to
some extent before it has a chance to collapse, but it is not one of
the most pressing problems of the day.
More important are efforts to balance the budget and elimi-
nate the deficit. Bush undoubtedly will lead his discussion of
the economy by promising tax cuts but, before he rewards
Americans with kickbacks, he should spell out a plan to get
spending back under control especially in a time when bil-
lions are being spent on military operations in the Middle East.
Education is another issue in which Bush needs to explain
how he will accomplish the goals he has set. Since the No Child
Left Behind Act is unlikely to undergo significant change (much.
less outright retraction), Bush must promise to provide proper
funding to accomplish the plan's claims. If it is to succeed, he
needs to come up with a compelling argument as to why the act
is good for the educational system.
Finally, Bush should put forth a defense of his plans for tort
reform and immigration, both of which are unpopular.
Again, Bush must present a clear vision of U.S. domestic
policy in his State of the Union address if he is going to have the
support of his citizens during his second term. There are many
issues that need to be addressed, and he has many promises to
Once all of that is out of the way, the American people can
tolerate a bit of gloating.
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History predicts problems for SG party
In the 1984 film "Moscow on the Hudson," Robin
Williams plays a Soviet defector living in New York
City. An American friend asks him to go to the gro-
cery store and pick up some coffee. Rather than having
to stand in line for his ration of coffee as he was used to
doing, Williams is directed to an aisle full of choices. He
faints in the aisle.
Is that how the next Student Government election will
The list of registered parties seems to grow daily, as
does its absurdity. What's in a name? Not much, appar-
ently unless you're looking for a Voice to Access and
Impact the Student Alliance for Progress.
SG candidates are Partying like it's 1999. With luck,
even phrases like "on-demand connectivity" and "scal-
able database solutions" could be revived with these
folks at the helm.
Readers, if you're wondering, that all means, "buzz-
word, buzzword, buzzword." Surely you remember the
times when you would pick up a newspaper to read
about the "Next Big Thing in Silicon Valley," read the en-
tire article and still not know what the hell it was about.
That's my beef with these names.
But one party has gone above and beyond the trend
to christen SG parties with connotative but utterly mean-
ingless names: The Gator Party.
Don't get me wrong I love the Gator Party. Of
course I'll vote for them: I'm a Gator, and so are they.
Nothing could be greater! -
Let me draw some parallels to show how ridiculous
this name is.
In American history, there have been at least two
"American parties," and they have both been disastrous.
The first. American Party is better known as the
Know-Nothings. In the 1850s, some folks decided that
all those Catholics should stay in Ireland, potato famine
be damned. They began to coordinate their votes by
determining which candidates, re-
gardless of party, were sympathetic
to the anti-immigration cause. They
S-, ;.. were so successful, they formed a
party in 1854 called the American
Party. Who could argue with that
name? Anyone who can vote is an
Gavin Baker American, right?
Close to Home After backing Millard Fillmore
email@example.com An 1856 (he lost) and stealing a-
block of granite donated by the
pope to build the Washington Memorial, the American
Party was overshadowed by the specter of slavery and
Another American Party cropped up a hundred years
later. In 1963, George Wallace was governor of Alabama;
he was the one who stood in front of the University of
Alabama to block two black students from entering. In
1969, in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964-and
federal welfare programs, Wallace's supporters formed
the American Party.
Again, who could argue with that name?
Here's a good quote from Wallace, responding to hip-
pies: "You shout four letter words at me. Well, I have two
for you: S-O-A-P and W-O-R-K."
So, history doesn't bode well for The Gator Party be-
ing a moderate, mainstream party. I mean no disrespect
but, guys, you're dooming yourselves with that name.
Outside America, though, there's hope. Just look
north: The Bloc Qu6becois roughly translated, "The
Quebec Party" won one-sixth of the seats in Canada's
House of Commons during last summer's elections.
The Bloc's main policy goal, though, is sovereignty for
Quebec (read: secession).
At least they made a good showing.
Gavin Baker is a history freshman. His column appears on
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SG access lacking for transfer students
Editor: With all the "name-hijacking"
that's been running rampant, we all know
the Student Government elections will be fast
upon us. We have seven plus parties and a
veritable slew of candidates on their tickets.
Anybody can grow up and become student
body president, vice president or treasurer.
If one works hard, gets involved and is sup-
ported by fellow students, then he or she too
can have the opportunity to make a difference
in the highest positions of student leadership.
Power to the people, right?
Of course, that only is if the definition of
"people" excludes me and approximately
5,000 other UF students we the not so few,
the proud, the unelectable transfer students.
You see, when it was mentioned (almost as-
suredly in jest) that I be one of a party's nomi-
nees for student body vice president, I was
taken aback: It was definitely a funny thought.
After all, this is my first semester. I don't think
I even deserve to campaign this early on. Still,
it made me curious if it was even a possibility
to run in one's first semester.
What I discovered is I effectively never can
campaign on an executive ticket. According
to the SG Constitution, Article IV, Section 8,
Qualifications to run for office: "Candidates
for the offices of student body president, stu-
dent body vice president and student body
treasurer shall have completed a minimum of
three academic semesters, excluding summer
semesters, at the University of Florida."
I can run at the, end of my senior year then,
eh? I'll just delay graduation a year to take
office. That seems fair. Right. Maybe it's a mis-
take, though. Maybe it was simply meant to
keep "inexperienced" freshmen out of office.
Yeah, that's the ticket! Forgive the pun.
Nevertheless, if this isn't changed, it disquali-
fies about 10 percent of students from even
thinking about running. Let me tell you, that
sure gets me excited about SG.
But then, perhaps it was intentional. How
could a transfer student be qualified for the
highest positions of student leadership? After
all, transfer students aren't leaders we're
a bunch of schmucks who took a backdoor
route into UF, right? Heck, what would I know
about SG, much less UF?
Take my word on this: I've been here for
four weeks, and I guarantee that I already
know more about SG than the majority of
students no offense to that majority. I, plus
many others, also might have experience
which would translate quite well to SG.
If not in a transfer student's first semester,
you'd think we'd be qualified to campaign by
the end of our junior year.
Alas, not under the current system.
I never presumed I'd be able to campaign
and then actually win an executive office
when I got here. Still, it's mighty depressing to
know I can't even try. ductive options.
Bruce Haupt We can disengage militarily from regions
3LS that neither respect us nor owe us their natural
resources and instead invest in cultural and
M I M commercial joint ventures that demonstrate
our highest values. We can provide for every
Liberals should rally against minority rule needy citizen without hurting the innovation
Editor: It has been with us throughout his- and enterprise that make America the land of
tory: domination of the weak by the strong, as opportunity. We can ensure equal rights for
those with property deny privileges to others married and unmarried couples through ex-
while touting the ideals of justice and charity, isting contract law without violating anyone's
It is cheaper to help the poor by broaden- ethical and religious standards. And, we can
ing the middle class than to drive them into make it possible for any woman to raise a child
starvation, yet some would broaden and fat- affordably without depriving her of fair earn-
ten the upper class applying a corkscrew to ings, for far less than it would cost to incarcer-
the rest. Specifically, deficit spending, military ate the child whom the present system fails.
adventurism, misguided energy policy and We can increase wilderness areas and pro-
efforts to eviscerate Medicare and Social tected natural resources while reversing de-
Security must be corrected immediately. forestation and over-fishing. We can increase
We have been divided and defeated by a efficiency in agriculture, energy and water
minority that promotes bigotry, lies and greed production while stopping the growth of pol-
in the guise of tradition, patriotism and pros- lution and global warming. We can solve the
perity. Sept. 11, 2001 and the War of Endless distribution problems that cause plague and
Terror constitute an indictment rather than a famine to make life intolerable for half the
mandate. world's populace. And, we can do all of this
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Rats found to be better at counting beer calories
By SKYLER SMITH
Rats may be smarter than hu-
mans, a UF study found, at least
when it comes to balancing beer
consumption with maintaining
In three separate experiments,
six male and five female rats were McKnight Brain Institute. The voluntary aspect of the on eating.
given beer, a sugary solution with "We wanted to know if they experiment is important, Rowland Rowland said he thinks the fact
beer in the mix or a sweet gel. counted calories," Rowland said. said. The animals chose to drink that humans do not count drinks,
The rats, unlike humans, took "They liked the beer and Jell- the alcohol, just as humans do, alcoholic or not, as calories is part
the alcohol's calories into account O stuff," Rowland said. "But they but they stopped after what would of America's obesity problem.
and stopped before they drank too don't drink it to enormous excess amount to three or four drinks. According to the National
many, said Neil Rowland, chief like humans do." While the alcohol would consti- Center for Health Statistics, 65
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Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of UF adjunct professor
WILLIAMS, from page 1
in tears as the verdict was read.
"She gave him a home," he testified
Barbara Roth's home was shattered when
Williams greeted a returning Roth on Jan. 24,
2002 by telling her he had a surprise for her.
Williams then retrieved the bat from his
room and struck Roth on the left side of her
face and twice more on the back of her head.
This action, Peterson said, was premedi-
tated, a condition first-degree murder carries.
Williams' girlfriend at the time, Michelle
Waller, testified that Williams confessed to
her that he intended to stab Barbara Roth on
a walk they took together less than a week
before the murder, but he was "too scared" be-
cause "there were too many people around."
She said that after killing Roth, Williams
came to her house and confessed, in detail, to
the crime. Waller nevertheless allowed him to
stay the night, even leaving him a key to the
house when she left for school in the morning,
despite her aunt remaining in the house.
"I couldn't believe he would do that. I was
scared," Waller said about not calling police.
But that's not the story Williams gave when
he initially was interviewed by police. GPD
Detective Joe Senn said Williams seemed "dis-
turbed" when he arrived back at the Covered
Bridge apartment complex that afternoon.
But when confronted during interroga-
tion with a contradicting scenario relayed by
Waller, Williams confessed.
"I was just mad," Williams said. "I was
hopin' it was just an illusion, that I'd open the
door and she'd be right there."
He said there was no logical explanation
for his actions.
The physical evidence also supported the
latter confession, as conveyed by forensic pa-
thologist William Hamilton.
Though the defense in opening statements
contended Williams "was suicidal and on
Prozac for months and months and months
before this event," the questioning was not
pursued during the course of the trial.
Preliminary searches of Barbara Roth's
apartment actually found two bottles of Paxil,
After Williams waived his right to testify,
defense attorney Ellie Wilkov rested her case
without calling any witnesses.
State Attorney's Office spokesman Spencer
Mann said this was not unusual.
"Sometimes, that's a double-edged sword,"
Mann said. "There are some things that are
pretty hard to overcome."
Wilkov did motion for Judge Cates to
render a direct acquittal on grounds that po-
lice did not readminister Miranda rights to
Williams before the second interrogation.
The motion was denied.
In closing statements, defense contested a
letter found in Williams' trash, saying what
earlier was described as "basically telling the
world what [Williams] was about to do" could
be "as indicative of suicide as it is of murder."
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Megan \. WInslo, Alligator Staff
Tavares Eugene Williams looks on as attorney Ellie Wilkov presents evidence Tuesday.
After a short, two-day hearing, Williams was found guilty of first-degree murder.
Wilkov declined comment as she left the
courtroom after the verdict.
Sentencing commenced immediately, as a
conviction of first-degree murder carries with
it mandatory life-imprisonment. The state an-
nounced before the trial that it would not seek
the death penalty for Williams.
Sam Roth asked to make a statement he
intended to make when he was called as a wit-
ness, a request earlier declined. This time, Judge
Cates beckoned him to the lectern, where he
read the final paragraph of his daughter's the-
sis. Barbara Roth considered taking in Williams
"the greatest adventure of all."
Goldberg combats "dry campus," lobbies to lengthen club closing times
GATOR, from page 1
tain office hours.
There is no job requirement now.
Graduate and international students were addressed
as well, with Goldberg promising to create more afford-
able insurance packages and to fight excessive fees.
Goldberg, who has been involved with SG since his
"I was born in a family full of Gators, and I have
always bled orange and blue."
Gator Party presidential candidate
freshman year, has also been chairman of the UF Division
of Recreational Sports.
Goldberg also is lobbying the Gainesville City
Commission to extend the bar closing times past 2 a.m. in
an argument for student safety.
"Together we will say no to a dry campus," Goldberg
said, referring to UF plans to revamp campus alcohol
Although he has been involved in various aspects of
SG for nearly four years, Goldberg said announcing his
run for student body president was "fulfilling a lifelong
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RIDER, from page 1
The contract and the rider were
edited and approved by Reitz Union
director David Kratzer, who signs
all the contracts for musical acts
on behalf of the university and its
top governing body, the Board of
However, alcoholic items, such as
12 bottles of Mo6t & Chandon cham-
pagne, three bottles of Hennessy co-
gnac and two cases of Corona beer
were crossed off the list before its
Student Government is not al-
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roast chicken, roast beef cooked to
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-fees, collected via tuition, to pay for
alcohol, Kratzer said. He added that
nothing in Snoop Dogg's rider was
out of line compared to previous
musical acts he has approved.
The concert is being partially
funded by Student Government
Productions, the organization that
helped bring the Dave Matthews
Band in the Fall.
Of the approximately 7,500 seats
available for Friday's concert, part
of Black History Month events,
more than 3,000 tickets remain.
UF student tickets are $15, and all
other tickets cost $25.
Avenue writer Keeley McCarty
contributed to this report.
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3 bottle of Hennessy cognac
2 cases of Corona beer
Words play military role
By SKYLER SMITH
Military decisions may not be based sole-
ly on strategy and planning, but on the force
of spoken words, according to a UF study.
English professor Ronald Carpenter has
been studying rhetoric, the art of using lan-
guage persuasively, for almost 40 years.
Carpenter released a book, "Rhetoric in
Martial Deliberations and Decision Making
- Cases ard Consequences" in December
detailing his findings.
Through case studies of military proce-
dures and actions, Carpenter found officers
in the military commonly use rhetoric as
a tool to influence their peers on wartime
"In all of the cases I studied, I worked
with the correspondence of the people
involved," Carpenter said in a release. "I
worked with their oral histories, their re-
membrance of what went on in the meetings
and the transcripts of the meetings, so that I
could look very closely at the language that
Carpenter, a former Air Force-officer, said
persuasive language can be used as a call to
action or caution.
UF Whichever stance he or
Research she chooses, the officer must
use rhetoric to convince
others of the plan's merit. As an example,
Carpenter cited the invasion at Inchon dur-
ing the Korean War.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff decided that
Inchon was too dangerous a place to land
when Gen. Douglas MacArthur rallied them
to action in a famous speech.
An example of rhetoric not used in inter-
nal military meetings, but with the public,
was the Vietnam conflict, said UF history
department lecturer Steven Noll.
Noll cited then-Secretary of Defense
Robert McNamara telling the American peo-
ple of "the light at the end of the tunnel."
"Even if all of the evidence points to the fact
that things aren't going well, we can spin it to
make things look better than they are," he said
of the government's rhetoric on the war.
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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
Make Them Green With Envyl
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/1 BA $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
1 |-I For Rent
J I-I unfurnished
4BR/4BA at UF
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
Want more? Free even!
4BR 2.5 $1020 Only 1 left
Spacious floor plan alarm tennis
Free UF parking 3764002
BIG VALUE, SMALL PRICE
2BR TH $639 inc W/D, alarm, park free@UF
Pets welcome, Daily Specials!
SAvail NOW or Fall 373-1111
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
$150 deposit. $200 off 1st month rent
More for less, FREE even!
2BR/2BA- Only $680
Pool bus route alarm tennis
Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
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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
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
Leasing 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 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
HOUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
630 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
Ig screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, 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 util. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 2-14-35-2
Up to 1 month FREE rent!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1&2 BR apts
avail Aug. Special from $310/person. Lofts,
hrdwd firs & more. Going fast! Call.376-
6223 TrimarkProperties.com 4-21-71-2
1 1 For Rent
I a l unfurnished
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
Browse 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
3BR/2BA House $950 .
1 BR/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
STerr. 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
3BR across from UF
Avail Fall, From $385 per BR.
Vaulted ceilings, laundry,
Breakfast bar, pets ok.
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
S I For Rent
I -II unfurnished
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
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
2BR/1BA HAILE HOUSE
3BR/2BA HAILE HOUSE
"1BR & 2BR-BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, pain
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 0* $650/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$30 off deposit 0 376-2507
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U For Rent
** 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. 2-16-21-2
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
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
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
AVAILAUG 1 4bed/2bath house, wood floors,
dishwasher, fireplace, wash/dry, fenced yard,
all beds large. 1375/m 830 NW 16 Ave. Call
339-2342 Other houses avail. 2-2-5-1
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
Continued on next page.
U For Rent
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
* 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 0 373-8310 2-7-10-2
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-
12, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2005
1 '. I i I e / ; -
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 561-4.9-9314 2-3-5-2
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 SHANDS & 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
Cair Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO UF! 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 con-
dition. 339-2342.-625 NW 19 St $1650/m
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
AVA". 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
2 APTS AVAILABLE
2BR/1 BA Tower Oaks. Wood floors, fenced
yard, $525/mo. Call 386-462-1010 2-14-
l For Rent
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
HISTORIC DUCKPOND NEIGHBORHOOD
Charming studio. Privacy over detached
garage. 1.8 mi from UF. $450+/mo sec. dep.
Small pets. Avail now. 371-7149 2-15-10-2
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse, close to UF,
Student's dream. $750/mo, low dep, W/D
incl. Call Phil at 352-235-0600 2-15-10-2
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 2-7-10-3
Two bedroom/two full bath
Sublease available immediately
Seven month sublease
Call 338-1588/283-3885 add'l info 2-8-10-3
Available from Commercial News Providers"
a l Subleases
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/1BAw/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 NYC! 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 Frederick 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/1 BA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 2-4-5-3
Sublease March thru Aug. 2005. 1BR/1BA
in 4BR/4BA.@ Lexington Crossing. Female
only. $430/mo, all incl. Enet, W/D, on bus rt,
furn or unfurn. Clean & friendly roommates.
Last mo free. 352-359-2872 2-14-10-3
Another Saturday night without a date?
Read The Alligator.
h1 1n g-1(Wve r.
a l Subleases
1 Bdrm in a 2/2.5 new townhouse, $385/mo.
Avail March 1, will work around date if need-
ed. call Jessica 367-4053 2-14-10-3
1/1 in 3/3 Cobblestone TH. Avail thru July.
Serious minded F student only. $350/mo.
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
GIRLS ONLY 2 rooms each w/prvt baths.
cent AC, W/D, cable incl. Interenet ready.
$375/mo each. 1 mo FREE. Call 352-472-
WALK to UF
2 grad students seek NS roommate in luxury
home. $400/mo Avail 1/5. Call 283-6279
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4
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
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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 2-15-20-4
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-
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
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
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
Female grad student seeking roommate to
share 3BR/2BA house in nice neighborhood.
W/D, wd firs, fenced yard. Call for more info
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buy a new
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Large furnished BR in 3BR house w/ den,
porch, W/D, off Archer Rd. Bike to campus.
NS female, grad, professional or quiet stu-
dent pref, $210/mo. Call 373-0357 2-8-5-4
Student in 2BR/2BA looking for friendly M/F
near Tower/Newberry. $350/mo + util. W/D,
TV incl. Mike @ 352-514-1852 2-8-5-4
Female roommate needed. 1BR available in
2BR/2.5BA condo. $425/mo + 1/2 utils. W/D,
cent A/C. sec dep. Kensington North condo.
S 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, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5
NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price or condition. Call Ed & Diane
The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats,
or view the University from your 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Prices starting in the $180's 375-
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
LIVE THE LUXURY OF LOFTS OASIS!
Manhattan/S. Florida loft style condos.
Brand new, spacious floorplans, 2/2.5,
3/3.5, 1400 sq ft, 18 ft windows, solid
countertops, exposed ductwork, polished
floors. Close to campus/Archer Rd. Take
advantage of pre-construction prices.
Call Matt Price at Campus Realty Today,
281-3551 or visit www.loftsoasis.com
WANT ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO BE
JEALOUS OF YOU NEXT YEAR?
Own + live in a new.luxury campus-
area condo. Over 10 new projects to
choose from at affordable prices. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call today
352-281-3551 Matt Price Campus Realty
Friends don't let friends be driven home by
J jl Furnishings
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
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
8R Furnishings ) G
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
BedsOFull mattress & boxspring sets
$49OQn sets $896Single sets $39OKing
sets $996From estate sale:. Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Bedding close-outs6All wrapped in
plasticotwin sets $799full sets $119nQn
sets $139OKing sets $1890student dis-
counts apply04370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953.
We deliver. 4-20-71-6
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.
excel cond. $300
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
(DOB 12/17/84); 6'00",
170 Ibs, Brown Hair,
Aggravated Battery with a
Call (352) 372-STOP
BED King size redwood shaker style frame
w/ king mattress & box. Great condition
$425/OBO. Call 352-281-6191 2-8-5-6
p A + computer Qe
4We& MA4k Hout& CaUR !
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/hi
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
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- 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
$10! TV's, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES!
Police Seized! From $101 Info 800-749-
8128 ext M974. 3-7-20-8
0 1l 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
I I 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
RWBEATY.COM 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? Try Aphrodisia
Beverage. 0 calories, 0 sugar w/relaxing
aphrodiciac herbs. Students using it nation-
wide. Buy/sell it. www.aphrodisiabeverage.c
om or email@example.com 2-25-20-10
*HONEYWELL HEPA air purifier exc cond.
medium to large room. $400 negotiable.
ODELL PRINTER N--ON5819 used for test-
ing only. Like new $65 negotiable
DISCOUNT Inkjet, Toner, Fax, Copier
Cartridges. Guaranteed Lowest Prices!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org include
printer make, model, or cartridge numbers.
** 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
SCOOTER FOR SALE
49cc Yamaha Razz
Runs Great! $725/OBO
813-477-7133 ask for Mike 2-4-5-11
2002 HONDA METROPOLITAN SCOOTER
Excellent condition, 49cc, blue & white color,
$1300. Call Josh 352-317-4654 2-7;5-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
ORunning or not!l
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call-Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellTrade
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
94 Del Sol Civic 5sp $3995
96 Accord LX 4dr $4495
97 Civic 2drAT ... $4995
99 Civic 4dr AT.. $5995
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142.
$500! Police Impounds!
Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas, etc. ,
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 3-7-
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, ver#
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 2-9-
95 ACURA INTEGRA SE
88k, excellent cond, dk green, w/ tan leather
int., new tires &A/C in '04. $7000/OBO. Call
2001 Daewoo Leganca CE
Excellent condition, 32k miles, factory war-
ranty, pwr package, 4-dr. Call Gaby 352-378-
*al Wanted I
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: MAZDA RX7
2-door, 1982 to '88. ASAP for 2 hour engi-
neering study. 1983 preferred. $100. Call, Iv.
msg. 375-8710 2-10-10-13
** I WILL BUY YOUR...**
Car, Truck, House or Furniture
"FOR FAST CASH"
Call Now! 352-538-1690 3-8-20-13
I .Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PTto 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
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $200. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-20-71-14
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
S$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work spring break.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm 378-
2442 or come in and fill out an application
@ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
Another Saturday night without a date?
Read The Alligator.
MII Help Wanted ] m l Help Wanted
Nationwide mortgage lender has immediate
sales positions avail for college students
seeking professional work exp. No exp re-
quired, flexible hours. Apply in person btwn
5-9pm Mon-Fri at 1900 SW 34th St Suite 206
(2nd floorabove 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 have full day
avail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
shifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply in person 7404
NW 4th Blvd.-Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 2-28-38-14
Swim Instructor/Office Staff
Seal Swim School now hiring energetic, fun,
responsible individuals. PT/FT positions
available. Competitive pay. WSI certification
Feb. Lutz 813-948-7134; Tampa 813-
932-5455; North Pinellas 727-943-8782.
World's largest pizza delivery company now
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* 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
Summer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
for Graduate Hall Directors, Staff Resource
Assistants and Judicial Assistant in the
Department of Housing and Resideice
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
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
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2 Help Wanted
FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
Instruct 3rd thru 12th grade students from
any location; internet connection required;
send resume email@example.com 2-2-15-
DANCERS WANTED Are you pretty?
Dancers needed for private company. Great
pay, flexible hours. Open 24 hrs. 352-376-
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 2-4-15-14
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 2-4-15-14
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.
Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's
lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.
12 Help Wanted
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 $$$ for exp.
Noah's Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 2-25-37-
PT/FT NANNIES NEEDED
Good $ for exp: grad stud. welcomed bkgd
ck: 12 REAL $$ 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 person football stadium, concession
office next to Sportship, South Endzone.
* Help Wanted
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 O Box 286,
Gainesville, 32602 2-4-11-14
Good pay, flexible schedules, customer
sales/svc, all ages 18+, conditions apply.
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.
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 352-669-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-14
SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for responsible, enthusiastic people.
City geography knowledge, customer service
exp helpful. For more info call David 379-
PART TIME WORK
Great Pay, ideal for students & second
incomes, flex scheds, sales/svc, all ages
18+, conditions apply 375-1422
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!
FUN INTERNSHIPS NOW!!!
Enhance your resume and job skills!
Energetic students wanting to achieve
and succeed. All majors and years.
firstname.lastname@example.org email us now.!
PART TIME INVENTORY CLERK. Every af-
ternoon. Some lifting required. Fax resume
to 377-9577 2-2-5-14
SNANNY 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,
chainsaw, carpentry, electrical, plumbing +
some heavy lifting. From $6-8/hr depends
on skill and experience. Call 376-6138
il Help Wanted
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 2-3-6-14
FARM WORK -ALACHUA
MUST be able to use chainsaw, tractor,
bushhog, box blade, care for 4 horses.
Hours: Tu, Th, Sun 8am-5pm. $6.50 to start.
Call 386-462-9943, 352-871-2523 2-4-6-14
Cook, Sushi Chef
Chinese specialty FT/PT, call Green Sparrow
Chinese Restaurant (Haile Village Ctr) 352-
THE MELTING POT RESTAURANT is now
hiring for a dishwasher, kitchen prep position,
full or part time. Evenings only. Pay starts at
$7.00/hr. Apply within, Mon-Thurs, 1-4 pm,
use rear entrance. 2-10-10-14
All Levels Tutor Wanted
Use your time wisely
Good Pay, Flexible Hours
Sell your knowledge!
Call Ultimate Events 262-0503
leave message w/contact info 2-4-5-14
Call Ultimate Events 262-0503 Leave mes-
sage w/contact info 2-4-5-14
LEASING AGENT needed for 90-unit apt
complex. Part-time, hours variable. Needed
every-other weekend. E-mail resume to
email@example.com or PO Box 90275,
Gainesville 32607 2-11-10-14
Movie extras, actors, models! make $100-
$300/day. No exp req, FT/PT, all looks
needed! Call 1-800-340-5939 ext 1042 2-
FLOWER SHOP HELPERS NEEDED for
Valentine's week! Apply in person 319 NW
13th St. 2-7-5-14
KOTOBUKI now hiring for SUSHI and
KITCHEN POSITIONS. No experience re-
quired. Apply at 1702 West University Ave.
PT CLEANING SERVICE
Flexible hours. Great for College students.
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2
& 4 Mon-Fri. Calico Jack's, 3501 SW 2nd Ave
Creekside Mall. 2-14-10-14
LEARN how you can EARN $100K + per
year P/T. Training Provided. 800-631-8230
Escape to the Shenandoah Mtns of W
Virginia. TIMBER RIDGE CAMP, co-ed,
seeking young, energetic staff to work with
children for the summer. 90 miles from
Washington D.C. June 20 thru Aug 15,
2005. Top salaries + travel allowance. A
representative will be on campus Wed
Feb 16th from 7-9 pm @ The Reitz Union
for interviews. E-mail TrCamps@aol.com
or call 800-258-2267. 2-16-12-14
DISHWASHER EVENING SHIFT. Apply in
person at The Sovereign 12 SE 2nd Ave
Service Entrance. 2-2-2-14
INBOUND CALL CENTER
Many positions available, day & night shifts,
$500-700 a week. Call 352-397-4344 2-8-
GAG WRITER seeks ARTIST/
CARTOONIST to translate captions into
saleable cartoons/New Yorker, Playboy, etc.
Call 352-378-8353 2-8-5-14
P K. Yonge Developmental Research
School Announcement of Teaching Vacancy
2004-2005 School Year
Eligible applicants must possess a Bachelor's
Degree, superior references and cleared
FDLE finger printing results. Please forward
resume, fingerprinting results, and three let-
ters of references by February 14, 2005. P
K. Yonge DRS is an affirmative Action/EEO
Employer. Send employment packet to:
Dr. Frances M. Vandiver, Director
c/o Ms. Loretta Robinson
1080 SW 11th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: 352/392-1554 x223
Fax: 352/392-9559 2-4-3-14
FT position. Janitorial/Custodial
duties, assist with apt. maint.
Must have transportation
Apply 220 N Main St
352-375-2152 EEO DFWP 2-8-5-14
PT Position with local
Apt. Community- Energetic
Attitude & Cust. Service Exp.
Apply Paradigm Properties
220 N Main St 375-2152 2-8-5-14
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 a safe quality experience that will stay
with them forever. Let us do the same for you.
Visit web site, www.campnockamixon.com to
schedule on campus interview for February
Prestigious Trail's End Camp Pennsylvania
Summer Camp Guaranteed Experience
of a Lifetime, Limited openings for Sports
Specialists, Crafts Specialists, Waterfront
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Coaches wait for letters from prospects to pour in
By ERIC ESTEBAN
As the grueling month of January comes
:o an end, UF coaches will no longer be on the
recruitingg trail as ambassadors of orange and
lue. Instead, they will be waiting like office
secretariess for letters of intent to be faxed in
rom around the country.
Coach Urban Meyer and staff had less
:han a month to assemble their class, but have
mtered unprecedented territory. The Gators'
current class is ranked No. 6 in the country
by Scout.com, but even more impressive is
the turmoil that they have faced amidst the
"I'll most like
change. ink hits the I
"All things considered, to be in the top likely he
10 is extraordinary, but they need to fill their
needs at linebacker," said Jamie Newberg,
national recruiting analyst. "Out of 22 coach-
ing changes this year, Florida will probably
finish the best." athletes for his
, Despite the loss of recruiting coordinator a handful from
Mike Locksley to Illinois in the middle of build a strong p
January, Meyer has been able to recruit many next four years.
ely be signing with the
u never know till the
3aper, but I'll be most
ading to Florida."
system. He has even swayed
other schools in his efforts to
program of UF football for the
UF has the strong possibility of finishing
with a top-five recruiting class when the dust
settles today, but even if the numbers don't
favor the Gators, Meyer has certainly left
his first mark as head coach by his push for
UF's commitment list is currently ranked
No. 3 nationally, with a rating of 3.81.
out of 5 stars on Scout.com, trailing only
Southeastern Conference rival Georgia and
two-time defending national champion
SEE RECRUIT, PAGE 19
Second-half surge crushes UF's hopes
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer I ai
email@example.com "' ."
STARKVILLE, MISS. As the Gators entered a definitive
three-game stretch, confidence filled the locker room.
Criticized for its lack of physicality, UF seemed to have
found some inside power recently, garnering a 12.2 rebound-
ing advantage against the Southeastern Conference.
But on Tuesday, UF (13-5, 5-2 SEC) finally met its first big
bully on the SEC block.
And after holding their ground for one half against a
bigger, more experienced and more physical frontcourt than
they've seen this season, the Gators ultimately succumbed
to a 12-0 second-half Mississippi State surge, resulting in a
Senior forward David Lee had a double-double with
15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, while Anthony
Robern-n had a team-high 17 points.
"fMSU] did a great job," Lee said. "They have a great
front line. It's the first time a lot of our
Men's Basketball younger guys have played in such a
UF 57 physical situation."
Miss. St 71 The UF big men mustered all they
could to out-rebound the Bulldogs
and returning SEC Player of the Year
Lawrence Roberts, 17-14, in the first half.
But the Bulldogs used a 25-14 second-half rebounding
surge to control the glass. For the first 20 minutes, the Gators,
led by Lee, held the SEC's leading rebounder and scorer to a
mnere 4 points and three rebounds.
Lee held his own against Roberts in the first half, scoring
[1 and grabbing six rebounds.
But with all eyes on Roberts, other Bulldogs stepped up.
Senior guard Shane Power, who finished with a game-high
18 points, hit several key shots for the Bulldogs during their
And with Roberts gaining most of the defensive pressure
lown low, senior center Marcus Campbell took advantage.
At 7 feet, 270 pounds, Campbell emerged in the paint, often
3ingle-guarded, for an 11-point, seven-rebound first half.
The Bulldogs' unusual suspect, however, wasn't limited
to one end of the floor.
After throwing down a dunk for a 25-19 MSU lead with
1:27 remaining in the first, Campbell swatted one of his five
irst-half blocks off a driving layup from UF junior MattAP Photo
Walsh, who then thudded to the hardwood. UF forward David Lee watches Mississippi State center Marcus
Campbell slam a first-half dunk in the Gators' 71-57 loss Tuesday
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19 night in Starkville, Miss.
This is no
STARKVILLE, MISS. -
The unlucky few who have vis-
ited this city, this town, this village
is all about.
Here, in the
womb of the
'' the cotton is
LOuiS a little softer,
Anastasis the girls
Louis in the Bullpen smile a little
firstname.lastname@example.org sweeter, and
for UF, the
a little darker. For the second time
in three months, the Gators were the
"It was just a frustrating night on
the offensive end," forward David
Lee said. "It's hard to put a finger
The Gators fell to Mississippi
State at the Hump 71-57 on Tuesday.
On Oct. 23, 2004, UF's football team,
drained of all pride and shaken of all
hope, fell to the Bulldogs as well. You
may remember the scene. Pubescent
Starkville college teens racing amuck
at Scott Field. Hats falling off, po-
nytails unraveling as the students
charged for the goal posts faster than
the speed of Ron Zook's firing.
"Ah, don't talk about the football
team," Lee said. "[The basketball
team] won here my freshman year
and this time they just got the best
No, no one was going to talk
SEE BULLPEN, PAGE 19
*The Santa Fe Community Col-
ege men's and women's bas-
nen arS 21-1 after losing their
'irst game last week.
* 1994: DeLisha Milton records
the first triple-double in UF
women's basketball history. She
ended the game with 11 points,
11 rebounds and 10 steals in only
23 minutes of action.
* Go to alligator.org/sports and read about
the women's basketball team's side down
the SEC, senior gymnastics injuries and
Rachel Robins' feature on intramural co-ed
SMen's Basketball: Tennessee vs. Vander-
Sunshine Network, 9 p.m.
SMen's Basketball: Duke vs. Wake Forest
ESPN, 9 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, -211 5 ALLIGATOR, 19
RB denies retirement
Ex-Gator still may leave the NFL
Emmitt Smith won't budge.
After ESPN.com reported Tuesday
that Smith's confidants confirmed his
imminent retirement, the NFL's all-
time leading rusher and former UF
great denied.the report.
ESPN's SportsCenter played a
tribute to Smith, but as of Wednesday
night Smith was still a member of
the NFL, albeit a free agent without
ESPN also ran an Outside the
Lines episode Tuesday night profiling
"Did you see my year last year? Do
you think I'm ready to retire?" Smith
said in a report on the Dallas Morning
News Web site.
Smith played at UF from 1987-
89, setting numerous school records
including UF's single-game rushing
record of 316 yards against New
Smith left UF in 1989 following his
junior season and entered the NFL
As a member of
the Dallas Cowboys,
Smith won three
Super Bowls and
.. was named MVP in
4T the 1993 win against
the Buffalo Bills.
Smith He would go on
to rush for 18,355 yards and 164 rush-
ing touchdowns, both NFL records.
After an unproductive season with
Arizona in 2003, Smith reemerged
this season to rush for 937 yards and
nine touchdowns for the Cardinals.
Various publications had Smith
retiring on Thursday and buying
into the Minnesota Vikings franchise,
which is currently for sale.
SEC gives Gators honors
Just one week after having two
Southeastern Conference athletes of the
week, UF is at it again.
And one was even the same.
Senior thrower Liz Wanless was
named the SEC Field Athlete of the Week
for the second consecutive week. while
sophomore Savannah Evans was named
the SEC Gymnast of the Week, the league
offices announced Tuesday.
Wanless took first in the shot put at
the UNC Invitational with a NCAA auto-
matic mark of 17.29 meters.
It was Wanless' fourth shot put title
already this year in just five events.
She is currently ranked No. 2 in the
shot put in the Trackwire.com "Dandy
Her throw of 17.42 stands as No. 1 in
the SEC so far this season.
For Evans, it is her first such career
She gave the Gators a meet-winning
performance on floor exercise as No.
5 UF defeated No. 4
on Jan. 28.
S The Gators needed(
Sa 9.775 or better from
Evans to win the meet
Sand Evans matched
her collegiate-best floor
Evans score of 9.95 to share
the evening's event title with defending
NCAA floor champion Ashley Miles.
However, that wasn't even Evans'
highest score ever.
She scored a 10 on vault last season.
The gymnastics team will face Georgia
this Friday in Athens.
Undecided commitments may still swing to UF
RECRUIT, from page 18
Southern California. The plethora of star
recruits already orally committed to the
Gators ranges from defensive firepower
to special teams reinforcements.
Dorian Munroe, ranked the No. 11
defensive back by Scout.com, de-com-
mitted from the Seminoles several weeks
ago after taking his visit to Gainesville
and pledged himself to Meyer. However,
his final decision today won't come
without a little suspense.
"I'll most likely be signing with the
Gators," Munroe said. "You never know
till the ink hits the paper, but I'll be most
likely heading to Florida."
The Gators' highest-ranked com-
mitment comes from Daytona Beach
Mainland defensive back Avery Atkins.
Ranked the No. 4 defensive back in
the country, Atkins has been actively
recruiting for the Gators, wooing team-
mate Brian Ellis into committing to UF
just days ago.-
The loss ct kickiLrs Matt Leach and
Matt Piotrowicz will readily be filled
by Jonathan Phillips, Scout.com's No. 2
kicker in the country.
"Well, my last couple of seasons
have gone pretty well," Phillips told
Gatorcountry.com. "I made 18 of 21 field
goals inside the 45, my touchbacks aver-
age for my junior and senior year is 95
percent, my game long [field goal]'is 47
yards and my practice long is 67."
The Gators have already welcomed
Josh Portis, the nation's No. 5 quarter-
back, who is already enrolled at UF and
eligible for spring practice.
Portis, who was originally commit-
ted to Meyer'while at Utah, is a dual
threat in the pocket.
As a senior in California, he ran
for 748 yards and 11 touchdowns and
passed for 2,027 yards and 30 touch-
Attempts to shut down center freed other Bulldogs
HOOPS, from page 18
"We did about as a good
a job as you can so against
[Roberts]," Coach Billy
Donovan said. "But we prob-
ably took our chances with
Campbell a little."
Campbell finished with
13 points, 11 rebounds and
seven blocks for his third
double-double of the season.
"I thought it was goodbut
it could have been a lot bet-
ter," Campbell said. "r could
have stepped it up a little bit
more in the second half."
In the second half Roberts
joined his teammate, earning
9 of his 13 points and seven
of his 11 rebounds for his 50th
Donovan said he felt that
early foul trouble put some
of his young frontcourt play-
ers in unfamiliar situations.
Freshman starting forward
Al Horford and sophomore
reserve Chris Richard both
picked up their second fouls
less than 11 minutes into
the game, forcing freshman
Joakim Noah and Lee to
shoulder most of the defen-
sive burden. Donovan said
his younger players' play
compounded the pressure
on Lee, which led to his tir-
In the end, Lee and the
Gators burned out, hitting 21
percent of their second-half
shots for a season-low 38.5
"In the second half, I
thought David Lee exerted
so much energy with Richard
and Horford being oit,"
Donovan said. "He probably
got a little tired there in the
BULLPEN, from page 18
about the football team. But Tuesday night, after
the Bulldogs deflated the Hump their brick,
black-cherry shortcake basketball arena on
the Gators, there was reason to talk football. The
UF football team hasn't won in Starkville since
1956. The Gators have beaten MSU in Orlando,
Tampa, Gainesville and even in Jackson since
then but not in Starkville. Not in the town
with one hotel. Not where the phrase "college
town" is defined as a glorified hick Pilgrim
colony. Not in the town where there are more
cows than people.
Starkville owns the Gators. It owns Ron
Zook, it owns Steve Spurrier and now it owns
the UF basketball team as well. Tuesday night,
the MSU basketball team won at the Hump for
the 46th time out of its last 51 games.
"It wasn't too good of a trip," freshman for-
ward Joakim Noah said.
The bloodshot right eye of Lee spoke, in a
way cried, after the game. Lee scored 11 points
and grabbed six rebounds in the first half. But
late in the second half, after the Bulldogs had
already begun shoveling Mississippi clay on
UF's coffin, Lee was smacked in the eye, the
Gators punched in the gut. MSU's fans groveled
in pleasure. The cheerleaders smiled in delight.
Just seconds earlier, Lee's eye had been white,
UF's chances had been bright. Just 49 years ago,
Starkville was a cheery place.
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Editors Note: This is the second
of a three-part series profiling
the sLr*:es! of P.K. Yonge High's
football program. -
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
PK. Yonge High may have been
the joke of Gainesville football for
decades, but in the early '90s, the
Class 2A school was doing the
laughing. After nurturing two of the
greatest receivers in UF history, PK.
Yonge coach John Clifford became a
respected face at the Swamp.
"Every time one of my guys
would do something, I'd kinda get
to be the big cheese for a couple of
minutes, which was really kind of
cool," Clifford said.
And the cheese was just begin-
ning to age into a seasoned coach.
Clifford, originally a defensive-
oriented play-caller, continued to
develop his offensive genius. In '91,
Clifford's multidimensional attack
traversed paths with three of P.K.
Yonge's all-time explosive play-
ers. Running back Terry Jackson,
younger brother of Willie Jackson,
Jr., started high school there in 1990.
Wide receivers Robert Baker and
Travis McGriff arrived the next year.
"That's when things really got
going, i'ravis said.
Travis was the son of none other
than Lee McGriff, Clifford's team-
mate at UF in the early '70s. Playing
for Clifford was no coincidence.
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P. K. Yonge coach John Clifford poses in front of photos of former Blue Wave players who have continued
on to play college football. Five Blue Wave players made it to the NFL under Clifford's.tenure.
Travis had played for Buchholz,
where he won the state champion-
ship as a freshman. But Clifford's
addictive offense, along with past
memories, was too much for his
father to ignore. Travis transferred,
adding a legendary chapter to P.K.
Yonge's history. Bud McGriff, Lee's
father and Travis' grandfather, had
helped establish PK. Yonge's origi-
nal athletic department in the 1940s.
"It was an ironic twist of fate that
I never imagined," Lee said.
Leaving its mark
RK. Yonge won its first district
championship in 1993 and recorded
undefeated regular seasons from
1999-2002. By the time the Blue
Wave receded, PK. had won seven
district championships. But it wasn't
the mere fact that a Division 2- and
later Division I school was domi-
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nating the Gainesville high school
scene that made headlines. It was
the way Clifford's players had fun.
It was the way Clifford would crack
jokes in practice and relieve tension.
Travis remembers one Thursday
practice when he thought Clifford
went overboard. Just before game
day, Clifford's team practice a punt
return reverse to a lineman.
"We never actually ran it, but I
just thought, 'Are you kidding me?
You mean we're practicing this and
we might actually run this?' I was
just kind of blown away by the
whole thing," Travis said.
Having a good time was simply
"I think it was all about having
fun," Willie Jr. said. "The time he
came up in was a whole lot different
than it is now. When he came up it
was the hippie age and the time
of having fun. He kept that same
attitude with us, that it was about
What also contributed to the
atmosphere were Clifford's philoso-
phies. Clifford has always played
his players on both sides of the ball:
Travis and Robert were cornerbacks;
Terry played safety.
"I think the one thing that they
get ... is that they just learn how to
love the game," Clifford said. "They
play defense, they play offense, they
kick, they play special teams."
The reputation P.K. earned
helped the triumvirate of Travis,
Robert and Terry garner immediate
collegiate attention. Robert, whom
Clifford tabbed the most talented
all-around athlete he ever coached,
signed with Auburn. Terry and
Travis followed in the footsteps of
their fathers and former teammates
by signing with UF.
By the mid-90s, UF coach Steve
Spurrier and Clifford had become
football partners. Spurrier's son,
Scotty, attended P.K. Yonge and
played on its junior varsity team.
Spurrier attended many of PK. foot-
ball games. There, of course, Clifford
would act his same old self.
"It was fun," Clifford said. "I
remember when he showed up the
first game, I asked him if he'd work
Coming up in Part 3: Clifford's ath-
letes become NFL stars.
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