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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 92
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005
Bush addresses future
Social Security a top priority
By NEIL HUGHES
President Bush placed stock
in the future of the United
States during his State of the
Union address before Congress
Wednesday, highlighting the
need to create a more stable
economy for America's youth.
The president's biggest em-
phasis, and the largest point of
contention for Democrats, was
the proposed overhaul of Social
Security, which Bush said must
be preserved for future genera-
"Our society has changed
in ways the founders of Social
Security could not have fore-
seen," Bush said.
"In today's world, people
are living longer and therefore
drawing benefits longer and
those benefits are scheduled to
rise dramatically over the next
The president favors a per-
sonal retirement fund over the
current Social Security system,
which, according to Bush, will
pay out more than it receives in
funding by 2018.
Some Democrats, who feel
that Bush's plans could dras-
tically increase the national
deficit, were vocal about their
opinions both during and after
the 53-minute speech.
Among those Democrats was
Florida Senator Bill Nelson,
who said Bush's proposal to
direct 4 percent of the payroll
tax to the new individual retire-
ment accounts would create an
even larger national deficit.
"I don't think that is a wise
fiscal policy, and it is certainly
not a conservative fiscal policy,"-
Nelson said of the president's
Bush also referenced the war
in Iraq and the global war on
terror, saying his :administra-
tion's policies have the "ulti-
mate goal of ending tyranny in
Some members of Congress
-hov'. ed purple-tipped fingers,
like those sported by Iraqi vot-
SEE STATE, PAGE 8
Matt Marrion / Alligator stanr
UF coach Urban Meyer reeled in his first Gators recruiting
class Wednesday, finishing with 18 commitments. Heralded
linebacker Jon Demps chose UF instead of Florida State.
reaps 18 recruits
By ERIC ESTEBAN was a recruit touring campus,"
Alligator Writer Meyer said. "I think the num-
firstname.lastname@example.org ber one reason we got such
It wasn't Urban Meyer's
first time recruiting in the state
of Florida UF's new head
coach spent time in Florida as
an assistant at Notre Dame.
But after a month in which
he spent nearly every weekday
on the recruiting trail, Meyer
can rest contently knowing
that he has done what others
before him couldn't land a
top-10 class after taking over a
The Gators signed 18
recruits to letters of intent
Wednesday, finishing with
a class good enough to be
ranked No. 10 in the nation
by Scout.com. However, re-
cruiting Web site Rivals.com
ranked the class at No. 14 and
ESPN's Tom Lemming put UF
at No. 16.
"I've learned a great deal
about the university in my
month here, and the first
couple weekends it was like I
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a great recruiting, class was
because of our players and the
value of University of Florida
"I've heard stories in
the past that recruiting
in South Florida was
an issue, but it will no
longer be an issue."
UF football coach
UF's first recruiting class
under Meyer and the new staff
didn't come without its speed
bumps, as the coaches worked
into the 11th hour to make a
final push at some recruits.
However, the Gators man-
aged to fill their biggest need
"We signed four, and the
last one we got, Jon Demps,
was gigantic because he com-
SEE FOOT, PAGE 5
coach John Clifford
The Blue Wave
went 4-8 in 2004,
but Clifford has two
men. See story,
Available from Commercial News Providers"
I A UF commit-
supported two of
three finalists for
second most in-
See story, pg. 3.
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The weekend of Earth Day,
April 23, will have activities for
students and residents alike, in-
cluding a community bike ride.
Crystal Goodison, chairwom-
an of the BPAB, said the only.
finalized plans are the tal bi -? ait
SFCC and UE
Available from Commercial News Providers"
City bike board plans Earth
The Bicycle Pedestrian
Advisory Board of Gainesville
began finalizing its plans for Earth
Day on Tuesday.
The board plans to educate
local students by tabling at Santa
Fe Community College on April
19 and UF on April 20 to encour-
age alternative commutes, such as
bicycling and mass transit.
Another plan yet to be con-
firmed is handing out Clif Bars, an
energy snack, to bicyclists at major
Thursday, Feb. 3rd
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History Month and Kappa Alpha
Psi fraternity, will take place
at 6:30 p.m. in the Reitz Union
The Impact Party (formerly'
known as both Access and
Phoenix) will host aforum today
at 9 p.m. in Reitz Union Room 282
to discuss benefits of online voting
in Student Government elections.
The Voice Party will hold a
focus group titled "Your Money"
today at 8 p.m. in Reitz Union
Room 346. Party leaders say their
platform issues for the Spring
Student Government election will
be based on the discussions.
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and lecturers brought to UF must
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agent and university officials re-
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Band concert at UF was organized
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005 a ALLIGATOR, 3
Provost search narrows
By STEPHANIE GARRY and
Alligator Staff Writers
A UF committee unanimously sup-
ported two of three finalists for the uni-
versity's second most influential position
Wednesday, but the search stands still until
the body hears from the last interviewee.
Mark Thiemens and Pramod
Khargoilekar, deans from the University
of California at San Diego and UF, re-
spectively, likely will move on to the
next phase of the search and meet with
different campus groups. After the visits,
Machen will make a final selection.
"Khargonekar and Thiemens are clearly
the best choices for the job," said commit-
tee member Laurence Alexander. "They go
above and beyond all our credentials."
The committee questioned the lack of
women and liberal arts backgrounds rep-
resented by the favored candidates.
"The committee has decided that the
other candidates meet criteria more fully
than (Cristina) Gonzalez and (Arthur)
Epstein," committee chairman Doug
Barrett said. Gonzalez was the only wom-
an and representative with a non-science
background of the six candidates selected
for interviews. "Sooner or later, if you get
to three finalists for one provost position,
you can't maintain breadth of diversity."
The group agreed that of the five inter-
viewed thus far, University of Arizona and
U.S. State Department employee George
Atkinson would be its third choice, but the
committee is waiting to name him until
it interviews Richard Hoffman from the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The committee tentatively rescheduled
Hoffman's interview for Monday at 8:30
a.m. at the Hilton University of Florida
Conference Center. He couldn't make his
scheduled Wednesday interview due to
"Hoffman's vita (an academic resume)
definitely qualifies him for the job, so we
want to make sure he gets interviewed,"
member Angel Kwolek-Folland said.
Several committee members were
hesitant to recommend Atkinson because
he has never held an upper-level admin-
istrative position. Atkinson has, however,
served as chairman of the department of
chemistry at the University of Arizona.
"We want someone who can hit the
UF not someone
Admlfinistrab l who needs a year
to learn the job,"
said UF Interim Provost Joe Glover.
,Still, the committee members said they
supported him because of his charisma
and his emphasis on internationalization.
Khargonekar, who was born in India,
supports a stronger relationship between
UF's faculty and administration.
"He wants to engage the very best
minds on campus," said Faculty Senate
Chairman Pierre Ramond.
Committee members said they were
impressed with Thiemens' knowledge of
UF. He named lowering class sizes as his
primary goal, if selected.
"That's why we lose in the rankings,"
Ramond said, adding that research funding
was another Thiemens' priority. "It sound-
ed like he was hitting the right things."
The position opened when former pro-
vost David Colbum announced his resig-
nation last spring. Glover has served since
Colburn left office in December.
UF honors women leaders of year at council dinner
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
Alligator Contributing Writer
Twenty-two women wanted
it, five fought for it, but there was
only one winner.
Jessica Horwitz, a fourth-year
telecommunications major, re-
ceived the Woman Leader of the
Year Award at the Graham G lleryf
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"I feel great," she said after re-
ceiving the award. "I really tried
to embody all the qualities of
leadership, and it feels good to be
The 22 participants were asked
to fill out an application and sub-
mit it to the Women's Leadership
Five finalists where chosen for
a live interview and were asked to
respond to three questions based
on UF's seven leadership values,
which include self-awareness, con-
troversy with civility and integrity.
Allison Barra, Darshi Bhatt, Sara
Ouellette and Katrina Ruiz were
the other four finalists.
The finalists had two minutes to
respond to each question.
Eugene Zdziarski, dean of
students; Patricia Telles-Irvin,
vice president for the Division
of Student Affairs; E. Jane Luzar,
,associate dean of the College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences;
Daintry Cleary, director of Student
Legal Services; and Alana Rush,
2004 Woman Leader of the Year re-
cipient, judged the competition.
"These are women who really
want to make a change in the com-
munity," WLC President Emily
Friend said. "They are using these
values to improve themselves and
The winner received a $20
gift certificate, a commemorative
plaque and flowers.
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Democrats praise Dean
Party seeks to lift
'04 election stigma
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE One day after Howard
Dean emerged as the likely new leader of the
Democratic National Committee, the Florida
Democrats who boosted his bid with their
early support said they were excited by his
Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman
Allie Merzer said Dean's achievement was a
victory for Florida Democrats and state party
chairman Scott Maddox.
"We're strongly supporting Dean not just
because of his record with grassroots fund
raising and organizing the base, but because
he believes in giving back to the states and
helping the state parties to succeed," she said.
Former Texas Rep. Martin Frost, seen by
many Dean-skeptics to be the most attractive
alternative to the former Vermont governor,
bowed out of the race late Tuesday after fail-
ing to win the support of organized labor.
The AFL-CIO, which could have revital-
ized the competition if it had come out in sup-
port of an opposing candidate, had chosen
earlier that day to remain neutral instead.
Frost's decision to drop out virtually hands
the race to Dean, whose candidacy seemed
far from certain on Jan. 18, when all 13 of
Florida's voting national committee members
chose to endorse him.
Dean's fortunes improved on Monday af-
ter Maddox and a majority of the Association
of State Democratic Chairs bucked the rec-
ommendation of the national association's
executive committee and came out firmly in
support of Dean's candidacy.
The formal national committee election
will occur Feb. 12, and the new chairman will
have to win the support of a majority of the
*committee's 447 voting members to succeed
outgoing chairman Terry McAuliffe.
McAuliffe, much like Dean's campaign
for president, won praise for a record-setting
fund-raising campaign last year but was
unable to turn those dollars into votes on
Election Day. As a result, he carries the stigma
of the Democrats' tough loss in November.
Dean's last competitor for McAuliffe's job
is South Carolina activist Donnie Fowler Jr.,
who is 37 years old and lacks the national pro-
, file Dean built in his campaign for president.
The memories of that campaign, where
Dean went from presumptive presidential
nominee to national laughingstock in a single
night, are still fresh in the minds of many
Democrats who are wary of Dean becoming
the public face of opposition to President
Bush, said Joseph Bucceri,
-* treasurer of UF College
:. But the candidate's
defenders say the 24-hour
news networks blew the
S"Dean scream" episode
S out of proportion, and that
Dean he was just trying to pump
up a crowd of volunteers
who were disappointed by Dean's third-place
showing in the Iowa caucuses.
College Democrats do not have a position
on who should lead the national party, Bucceri
said, adding that Dean has won the support of
many skeptics by focusing on organizational
rather than ideological issues.in the contest.
Dean has urged greater autonomy-and
financial support for state parties to win back
legislatures and governorships.
"A lot of people associate Dean with the
'scream' rather than his actual positions,"
Bucceri said. "But after the American people
get to know him, I think they'll see he has
some good ideas."
Alleged burglar arrested
Alachua County Sheriff's officers
arrested a suspect in relation to two
car burglaries that took place in
Witnesses reported Carlos
Fernanza Williams, 33, and a minor,
as well as a third man, in relation to
a vehicle break-in at 3705 SW 42nd
Ave. on Jan. 17, reports state.
One of the three, a 16 year old
wielding a hammer, broke the pas-
senger-side window of a 2002 Honda
Civic parked in front of Alley Katz to
steal a purse off the floorboard, ac-
cording to reports.
His alleged- partner in crime,
Williams, waited inside the estab-
The two witnesses who provided
officials with the information drove
with the suspects to Alley Katz.
Williams waited inside until the
robbery was complete before run-
ning out to get into his white Ford
Escort and drive off with the minor,
Williams was arrested Tuesday
for unarmed burglary of a vehicle in
that incident when officials learned
he was involved in another car bur-
glary that took place Jan. 23.
The passenger-side window
of a blue 2001 Nissan Sentra was
smashed, and a black backpack was
stolen, according to a report.
Two witnesses said the minor
smashed the front window and
removed what they thought to be
a purse. Williams again watched,
then drove, similar to the burglary
at Alley Katz.
Both witnesses said they over-
heard discussion of a possible break-
in, according to reports.
Additionally, the report stated
both witnesses said they watched
the minor search the backpack, then
throw it away.
After being read his Miranda
rights, Williams denied any involve-
ALLEGED MURDERER ARRESTED IN
ALACHUA COUNTY: A 55-year-old'
woman charged with murder in Lee
SCounty was arrested by the Alachua
County Sheriff's officials Tuesday at
approximately 8 p.m., according to
Carolyn Harris is charged with
first-degree murder in Lee County
but was taken into custody for vio-
lating her parole in Leon County, ac-
cording to reports.
However, the Leon County Jail
could not find Harris in its system,
and it was later discovered Harris's
warrant is for Lee County.
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Late-night talk pulls Demps from FSU
FOOT, from page 1
emitted to another school, and
it was one of those late-night.
phone calls," Meyer said. "I'm
going to get him back during
Demps committed to the
Seminoles on Tuesday night,
but after a last-minute discus-
sion with Meyer, the 6-foot-4,
228-pound linebacker faxed his
letter in Wednesday afternoon.
The recruiting process
took Meyer from California to
Miami, and with the shortened
recruiting season (Meyer didn't
begin fully recruiting until
January, after Utah won the
Fiesta Bowl), sleep was a rare
Meyer even managed to tap
into South Florida, a talent-rich
part of the state, which has been
a recruiting weakness for UF
in recent years. He said it will
continue to be a focal point for
"I've heard stories in the past
that recruiting in South Florida
was an issue, but it will no lon-
ger be an issue," Meyer said.
Avery Atkins, ranked the
No. 4 cornerback in the nation,
committed to the Gators when
former coach Ron Zook was in
town, but Meyer was able to ce-
S mindset on
4 ji Strong met
him two years
'" ago, and there
Demps we don't
Avery Atkins," Meyer said.
"He's got good size at 5-foot-11
and can run and is extremely
As part of the 18 signees,
several tweeners were picked
up that could end up on either
side of the ball at a multitude of
positions. Eric Sledge, a 6-foot-
3,185-pound receiver, and Brian
Ellis, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound tight
end, have a possibility of play-
"Eric is a guy that could
possibly play linebacker and is
a big fast athletic guy," Meyer
said. "Anytime you're recruit-
ing, you have your board, and
these guys were the next best
Despite the strong finish on
Wednesday and a top-10 class
ranking, the Gators will always
be faced with the one that got
away. The nation's top back,
Antone Smith, surprisingly
chose the Seminoles over the
Hurricanes, Gators and Auburn
With the recruiting process
completed, Meyer's attention-
will shift to his current players.
He also wants to become even
more knowledgable about UF.
"I'm anxious to learn more
about this university, and I can't
wait to get to know this place,
because I've been on the road
for four weeks," he said.
Clifford ponders future
P.K., from page 24
He "begs, borrows and steals"
from other coaches, but insists his
plays are always different, even if
It's been more than 10 years
since his five-player splash
trickled out of high school. But
Clifford still plays golf with Chris
and sees the Jacksons. Sometimes
Robert comes walking through
Clifford's office when he returns
to town. Travis is just a 115-mile
pass away from an Orlando visit.
In his own Gainesville insurance
office, Lee, 51, ponders whether
the Blue Wave will ever produce
a similar batch of players.
"Why not? It happened al-
ready. It could happen again," he
Even if it doesn't, Clifford has
his thoughts and his plans. After
a sub-par 2004 campaign during
which the Blue Wave went 4-8,
"I've got couple that I'm
looking at right now that
are ninth-graders. They're
looking to make it to the
pros. But I should prob-
ably keep them humble
for a while."
P.K. Yonge Football Coach
Clifford likes the prospects of a
rebound; a rebound in the win col-
umn and a rebound with person-
nel. Don't be surprised if you turn
on your plasma flat screen during
NFL Draft day 2012 and hear P.K.
Yonge's name mentioned.
"I've got a couple that I'm
looking at right now that are
ninth-graders," Clifford said.
"They're looking to make it to the
pros. But I should probably keep
them humble for a while."
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6, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005
State of rest
Bush cautious in speech
as he retreads old goals
President Bush played it safe and close to the vest in his
State of the Union address, presenting a strong stance
on the War on Terror but offering a fragmentary do-
No surprises there.
What the president most needed was to establish a clear
picture of his plans for the nation's internal issues that he
stands behind as he does his foreign policy, but he instead
chose to retread his established positions.
In the first half of his speech, Bush outlined a slate of do-
mestic reforms that covered a wide range of issues but stuck
to general goals rather than any focused plans of action. -
Bush's plan to privatize Social Security dominated this
portion of the address. He reiterated his view that the sys-
tem had to be adjusted to changes in society and promised
that benefits for those 55 and older today would not be in
danger, but was unlikely to have converted any new believ-
ers. In a response to critics who say Social Security is not a
pressing issue, the president compared our planning for the
far-off date of its collapse to parents worrying about how to
pay for college for their 5-year-old child.
Unfortunately, this was the most attention he devoted to
the nation's educational system. While he stated his goal to
further learning, he did not provide for any specific ways of
doing so other than the already announced $500 expan-
sion of Pell Grants and a recommitment to the No Child Left
More surprising was his cursory look at the economy, in
which he primarily reaffirmed his plan to cut the budget in
half by 2009. His talk of budgetary matters seemed to serve
more as segue into his plan for tort reform, in which he
presented junk lawsuits as a serious problem for the U.S.
The only relative surprise in his domestic agenda was
the amount of time he devoted to healthcare. He reeled off a
list of proposals and reforms, from making healthcare more
affordable to significantly increasing funding for medical
Issues such as immigration and tax code changes got cur-
sory-mentions but no new concepts.
Once the address switched over to foreign policy, the
president was clearly more in his element.
His rhetoric on terrorism was essentially the same as in
the inauguration, however, with Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine
and the Ukraine all making their expected appearances as
examples of the nation's success in the War on Terror.
Luckily, the president handled his discussion of Iraq
without spending too much time putting off opponents of
the war with outright comments of "resounding success."
He avoided excessive flag-waving and instead used a hand-
ful of personal accounts from Iraqi voters and U.S. troops,
establishing a more appropriate if sappy tone.
Unfortunately, a discussion of the gradual withdrawal
of troops from Iraq was not on the agenda for the evening.
Bush put the responsibility on the Iraqi people and their new
government to move toward democracy, but left American
Looking toward the future, Bush made it- clear he will
stand by his pledge to extend freedom by force, if neces-
sary as he appealed to citizens and regimes in Pakistan,
Syria, Egypt, Iran and North Korea.
Unfortunately, Bush also made it clear he has chosen to
continue to let his strong stance on terrorism make up for his
scattered domestic agenda.
No surprises there.
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Era of terrorism poses problems for traditional U.S. values
Watching the recent consideration pro-
cess for the next attorney general of
the United States, I've become more
aware of the constant appeals to the new post-
Sept. 11, 2001 era we're now considered by
many to live in.
It's an era construed as being quite differ-
ent from any other this country has ever seen,
and I'll grant those who say so that they're
likely correct. This is a different time. Sept.
11 did mark a change in the course the U. S.
government was or had intended to be on in
the future. But despite the fact that representa-
tives from both major parties have made this
same appeal, there continues to be a split in
the ideology that defines the boundary be-
tween them. This isn't necessarily surprising,
I understand. But this split seems to have be-
come even more noticeable the past few days,
as questions about the constitutionality of the
administration's actions in this so-called "War
on Terror" have become more relevant.
We've all heard them: Is it constitutional
to incarcerate people indefinitely without a
justifiable cause? Is it legal for government
to invade the privacy of citizens because of a
hunch? Is it ok to torture individuals merely
suspected of having links to organizations
that promote subversion? And, perhaps more
importantly: Do these and similar actions
reflect the fundamen-
Daniel Bonilla tal values we live by
Speaking Out values grounded
in the Constitution
-which the United States in so many ways
increasingly has tried to project to the rest of
the world over past generations?
There's no doubt this is a very trying time.
As a nation we are virtually statistically split,
as seen in the narrow margin of victory in the
last presidential election. If that can be used as
an indicator, one may very plausibly say one
half of the country is in favor of bending the
rules that make up the Constitution and its
amendments, while the other half opposes
it.This also may not be surprising.
But while I'm sure all can understand the
bind we're in without any need to display
ideological emotions, it is crucial not to lose
sight of the values represented in the nation's
main charter values that have allowed the
United States over the last hundred years to
read in response to the needs and desires of a
constantly changing demographic.
This is not the time (nor is there ever any
time) to disregard the structural integrity of
our society. Our credibility with others, and
with ourselves, is something we cannot afford
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Democratic opposition criticizes Bush economic, foreign policies
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Members of Congress display inked fingers in support for the recent
Iraq elections during President Bush's address Wednesday.
STATE, from page 1
ers last week, to acknowledge the
successful elections in Iraq.
"We are standing for the
freedom of our Iraqi friends,
and freedom in Iraq will make
America safer for generations to
come," Bush said.
Calling Iran the "world's
primary state sponsor of terror,"
Bush used the address as an op-
portunity to send a message to
the Iranian people directly.
"As you stand for your own
liberty," he told them, "America
stands with you."
Bush also proposed an in-
crease in emphasis on secondary
and post-secondary education.
Specifically, he asked Congress
for an increase in the size of Pell
Grants in order to make college
The Democratic response was
delivered first by Sen. Harry
Reid of Nevada, and followed by
Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California,
who tackled domestic and for-
eign issues, respectively.
Reid called Bush's plan "Social
Security roulette" in reference to
his home state's gambling laws.
"As you stand for your own
liberty, America stands
George W. Bush
U.S. president on Iranian freedom
The plan, Reid said, would
further increase the national
Pelosi took issue with the
president's decisions in Iraq,
criticizing him for neglecting to
propose an exit strategy in his
"We all know that the United
States cannot stay in Iraq indefi-
nitely and continue to be viewed
as an occupying force," Pelosi
said. "Neither should we slip out
the back door, falsely declaring
victory but leaving chaos."
She proposed a three-part
strategy for Iraq: transferring
national security over to the
Iraqi people, accelerating the
country's economic develop-
ment and placing an emphasis
on diplomacy in resolving Iraq's
The longest standing ovation
of the night came when Bush
acknowledged the parents of a
fallen Marine Corps sergeant,
who were in attendance among
Hunter Williams, UF College
Republicans chairman, called -
the moment the "highlight of the
"It really was an incredibly
touching moment," Williams
Event teaches finer points of business dinner etiquette
By IVETTE MENDEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
Improper dinner manners were banned
from the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on
UF's Public Relations Student Society of
America gave a presentation to UF students
that set out to teach them the skills they need
to be successful in a business setting.
Christopher Green, a business protocol
and etiquette consultant, showed students the
embarrassing behavior that can have harmful
outcomes with a potential employer or client.
"Etiquette and protocol intelligence will
allow the savvy professional to outclass the
competition," Green said.
More than 70 students attended the sit-
down dinner and presentation to brush up
various skills to impress business connec-
Open to all students, the dinner covered
etiquette skills applicable to both party hosts
and dinner guests.
This is the first time PRSSA has presented
an etiquette dinner, and they already have
another dinner to take place at the end of
"We think that it is important for students
to understand what's going to be expected of
them in business interviews over dinner," said
Kristine Bowser, director of public relations.
At the event, PRSSA presented the delegate
that will represent them at the national assem-
bly in Dallas. The delegate will attend several
workshops and return to UF to present the
"We think that it is important for
students to understand what's
going to be expected of them in
business interviews over dinner."
PRSSA director of public relations.
information to the members.
"Our mission is to develop highly quali-
fied and well prepared professionals," PRSSA
President Ashley Zandy said. "This is just an-
other way we are doing that."
Green addressed how it is becoming more
common for employers to discuss business
over dinner or lunch, and being comfortable
could mean the difference between landing a
client or losing them.
"It is about being comfortable with people
and making people comfortable around you,"
The students practiced what Green showed
them with the place setting they had set in
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Carrie Shapiro practices how to position her silverware during a demonstration on din-
ner etiquette Wednesday evening at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
from of them. One alumna said all her employees were
J'aime Posch, a public relations senior, said trained in dinner etiquette. At her company,
alumni had visited her sorority and talked they are impressed when employees come
about their business procedures. already trained.
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Kenet Muir helps 7-year-old Orlando Miranda shoot an arrow at the 19th annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Sunday afternoon.
By ARLYN HERNANDEZ
Avenue 'ru iter
It being knighted strike ,:.m tanc,, hlIte a cod iouCi-tin
match (.i \ ant to hop a ride on the back ot camel. the 19Lh annual
Hoggttowne Mledieval Fare ti a perfect matchd
ThE tair ;, iJi \,rap up it. ii.i lk.-\ ilkl \i-t thi- Fnda\v aturda\
0ou cir find the ta r in alU it- glorn at the Alachua County
faulrgroLInds itirated near thi Ga;inc-e ilie Rlepnlnal Airport
The '-s. en stage of enttrtainnment pro.ide dozens of daiilv
slho\' -. including imagi-
cians tiiddlinm -ith "A." e lr-l.V\e It cl 011'
top hats. coniedianl .
juggling jokc. and tlis Uen1 Better tlnM.i. \
fnlUsiciJan'- vlnilgmg [i r A l i -iid. Tlis uenr is L
lou-.ting is the
biggest and rno-.t popular event, and ,oc- LiYni a
icr- r. -ice each dat saiid Linda Piper, the
Hoggeitow;ne ftail coordinator HotilIg t1ilVit l ie
Ihe0 i'-u't features kiughts- in tull metal armir.
,harging on hlor-ebA'ick with large w oo'den pole-s.
The Da \inci Brother. are another crco. d pI-case. The cOrrn-edian-
take part in a li ing che -.'board much like tlie HaIrrt Potter ',er-
-ic n ranv' ha'. .eclin 0i the bi-' -nLcn.
.\part tn.w 'i th l collntinuoi.- li e ac ac nd parade, 1-19 nl.rdialnt -ellU
proxlctiu- ranging fr-ion :olortul ljc:. Cthi to tine leather goods, a \ wilU as
row' -and ro' sot tIpical fai tood
Alter linlh \'OLI can utoll o0l r to the mulbtple gamilg booth-.
,' her, ',iou cani ha. e a rg at thro\. inr arrow. at knight-. chucding
daggers at target-.. ,ld-laslu-ioncd wooden skeeba-ll. palm reading
and anrnal rides on elephant and camnels
"tie came last year and had iul. .~ we fig-ured we might as v ell
iomne again this \ear" -aid April Evans. 3 U.F Lsphomiore. "I've
ridden an elephant bet'fre so it iwas.n't that strange to me 1\e'Le
thrown knih e- and hav-e done archer\ It'- leall\ a lot of tin.
.-\s tor this \ear's fair compared to previouL-s ears. Pipel is
'We ha e had an aunazing tumno.ut this \ear she .aid. Better
th:;ir \e expected or imagined. Ihis \ear is bigger and better than.
e'. ei before "
The 5'J.0i0i) or so visitors expected to corri to the tau- tlUo'ugih'ut
the txno -. eekinds ha'.e a i?,-\b'IL da\ s
VMI-nZ tLr tO t o ,orth ot entertainmeunt at their
SdisposiliJ hen the\ walk uito
e expected or thefair.
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i ,. .oi.u really need an entire dav to
ever bej re." dLo thing. Piper said
i er Contrar'. to how. it nma ap-
pear. the tair is not all run, game
ii LCo litltltor "and food. It take, nearly an entire v-ear to
plari tile e ent .nd tv. io w'eeks tio et up the grounds.
The merchant- set up their booths di\-. in ad' ance toi pre-
pale tor the eaciEr cii'o. d. lanl, oit the performer- travel rroni mair to
lair ;eal-tounid. but other local performers' practice their sturnt-. and
act; month- prior t. the lair.
And II \ou i\i'.-.h to loin the initdie al madne-.-, man' come
die-sed in capes- cor-.eut, Ul. tiLtu and kilt'. making it often dif-
ficult to disringui-sh benteei' the i- itor- and the character-s ot
TickeLrs tir adults aue $lll and i 5 tor ageLs q to "1. \wi.h hall-pncc
admissi. n on Friday
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Columnist tackles oral etiquette, a virgin's burden
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Dear Swallowing Your Pride,
Here's a way for you to get over it: get rid of him.
Otherwise, next thing you know, he'll only meet your par-
ents if you agree to anal.
Your willingness to ingest jizz has nothing to do with
how much you care about someone. You should reserve
such a gesture for a guy who appreciates you, not someone
who thinks you give a half-ass blow job.
SSex is about mutual satisfactiori. If your boyfriend is
aware that you're uncomfortable with swallowing, yet still
tries coaxing you into it, he's a selfish jerk.
But, I'm well aware of how popular selfish jerks are with
the ladies (I've dealt.with my fair share), so I'll let you in on
a few things you can do to prepare for the big gulp.
Semen doesn't taste like a milkshake, but some nutrition-
ists claim a man can change his taste by changing his diet.
For a sweeter flavor, have, him steer clear of dairy and meat
products and instead eat a lot of fruit (girls,-this applies to
Hard liquor also makes the taste extremely bitter, so if
your boy is a heavy drinker, get him to lay off the bottle.
Use soda or juice as a chaser after heading down south
(orange juice doesn't go great with just vodka).
Better yet, tell him you'll taste it if he does first. That
should shut him up.
I'yv 21 aRS still vlrg ln. I VRa. uuby ,LI LIu
'nU group offriencVs. I want to waitfor the rig ht
3 butt I Kte o fwvRst to.get it over with. I'wl I
yiects witlh tvost[ gvYs, a., 'V. rea t close
wi~th a few of thenm. Do ot think I cotlh Lose
mU virgiaity to one of v n sy friends w out
thktlgs getting.weivrd? A.H.
Dear Friendly Fornicator,
Exactly how would you go about rewarding your vir-
ginity to one of your guy friends? A raffle? An auction?
Rock, paper, scissors?
Your friends probably will send
me hate mail for saying this, but
don't have sex with them.
Giving your V card to a friend
may seem like a good idea. He's
fun to be around, you feel comfort-
able with him and he knows you
well. But if he's so great, wouldn't
you already be more than friends
While I normally condone casual sex with friends (and
strangers), it needs to be special when it comes to your
What you may hope will bring you closer to a friend
may do the exact opposite. Sure, you could lose your vir-
ginity, but you also risk losing a friend.
Sex is more than a penis meeting a vagina especially
the first time. If you end up regretting it, or it doesn't go
smoothly, you'll be apprehensive about future encoun-
You'll know when you've met the right guy because
you won't have to write in to me to ask if sleeping with
him will be weird.
In the meantime, the only friend you should allow to
touch you down there is your right hand.
Book transcends time, age
T ie chance at true love is oft a nostalgic
novelty in today's world of fast cars, fast
food and fast love. Such chance happenings
frequently end with disaster. One rarely gets to
revisit such emotion more than once, except, of
course, in literature.
Andrew Sean Greer's "The Confessions of
Max Tivoli" tells of such a feat but with a slight
twist. Tivoli, of title acclaim, was born with the
body of a 70-year-old man but ages regressively.
As his mentality is that of his real age, his physical
appearance transgresses from old to young.
It is this regressive aging that allows Max to
meet, and woo, Alice Levy on three different occa-
sions. Each time, she fails to recognize him.
Max writes his confessions as a 59-year-old
man with the appearance of an 11-year-old from
the safety of a school-yard sand box. This image
itself reflects the innocence of youth juxtapos-
ingthe sage wisdom of, age. While the author's
underlying message of love revisited is utopian in
theory, major elements are missing from the novel
to make it a truly classic work.
"Confessions" opens with a line from Marcel
Proust stating, "Love..., ever unsatisfied, lives
always in the moment that is about to come."
This henceforth becomes the motive of the
book. As Max regresses through life, he is search-
ing for his true love, slowly aging into youth,
confessions, Ma) meets
Alice and her mother,
who live in the apart-
S ment downstairs from
him and his pregnant
GordonVan Owen mother. In an attempt
Off the Press to draw closer to his es-
email@example.com tranged love, he allows
himself to be seduced
by her mother at the
age of 17, despite his 53-year-old appearance.
Despite Max's backward existence, his confes-
sions try to inspire those with unrequited love to
keep faith and remain persistent. The sci-fi nature
of the work limits its ability to inspire and hence
degrades the overall message of the novel, that of
"we are each the love of someone's life."
The semi-sweet romance of Max and Alice
becomes annoying after each confrontation of
the two as Max veers down a tirade of self-pity.
.While most of "Confessions" is written to the
narrator's son Sammy, frequent interjections to
Alice, Hughie and to the reader take away from
the subtle inclinations of a father-son type rela-
The paperback edition of Andrew Sean Greer's
"The Confessions of Max Tivoli" hits store shelves
CYNE gets grounded
BY NATHANIEL DEAS
While Snoop Dogg may be the
most popular hip-hop artist playing
Friday night, people who can't bear
listening to "Drop- it like it's hot"
have an alternative.
Underground hip-hop acts
CYNE, Intellekt and DJ Dirty
Digits, Asamov, Seven Star, Soarse
Spoken, Stres and DJ Research all
will be making heads nod Friday
at the Common Grounds. Expect
to see something different than
your typical MTV hip-hop. Based
out of Gainesville, CYNE, meaning
Cultivating Your New Experience,
has been known to throw a little bit
of everything into their music.
"Our sound is representative of
four different people with different
tastes coming together and making
music, with hip-hop being the main
common ground," CYNE MC Akin
Influenced -by acts such as
Outkastand Kraftwerk, CYNE uses
elements from rock guitars to elec-
tronica to create smooth, yet intense
"Our material 'comes from all
over," Akin said. "The beats are
made entirely from samples with
occasional help from guest instru-
Made up of two MCs (Akin and
Cise Star) and two DJs (Enoch and
Speck), CYNE, has been together
for about five years and has toured
throughout Europe and Japan.
Politically conscious, the group al-
ways is in tune with the events sur-
rounding them, Cise Star said.
"The war of course is a big is-
sue," he explained. "Mainly I like
to try to stick to things that have an
effect on me personally. I try to keep
things on a level where everybody
can relate to somehow."
Intellekt and DJ Dirty Digits
feature fast scratching, jazz-inspired
hip-hop with an old school flavor,
while Seven Star offers jazzy hooks
laced with a hint of electronic.
Soarse Spoken and Stres have lyrics
described as "street poetry" and are
both part of the Botanica del Jibaro
label. Tallahassee's DJ Research is
a favorite on FSU's college station,
while Jacksonville's Asamov has
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Mae promises evolution
By JACQUELINE DAVISON
In most cases, when a band member
leaves, it's to pursue a weak side project
or to do nothing at all. In 2003's case of
ex-Unsung Zero member Zach Gehring,
he moved on to a Multisensory Aesthetic
Experience more simply known as
Virginia's indie-rock outfit Mae.
"I was in a different place creatively
when it came to music I wanted to make
and be a part of," Gehring says.
When Gehring joined the band, they
had been touring band only a few months.
Former guitarist Matt Beck left the band, so
Gehring filled in and inevitably joined.
A stapleo Tooth and Nail's line up, Mae
has been touring non-stop for two years,
pausing briefly late last year to record with
producer Ken Andrews (Sense Field, Pete
Yorn, Andrew W.K., Year of the Rabbit).
Music fans can expect more melody,
harder guitars and more intricate piano on
the new disc, "The Everglow," which drops
March 29, Gehring says.
"Our plans will be just to tour," he said.
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hopefully a full headlining tour in the fall.
Everything is still being worked out."
Categorically speaking, Gehring hopes
Mae can transcend genres and keep mov-
ing, avoiding any one category.
"I think the most important thing for
a band to be is self evolving and always
expanding creatively, always challenging
Though Tooth and Nail typically is
lumped as a Christian label, vocalist Dave
Gimenez offered clarification in an inter-
view last year with AbsolutePunk.net.
"We're Christian guys, but I guess we
just write about life and songs people can
This month Mae, along with Relient
K and Name Taken, hitting Tallahassee
tonight at Club Down Under, Orlando
Saturday at The Social, and Tampa Sunday
at The Masquerade.
"We've been off the road for a while
recording our new record, it will be re-
freshing to start playing shows again,"
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to find a place that wasn't all
about the bump-and-grind,
somewhere my friends and I could just
hang out, sit down and have a drink.
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beats of the clubs in Gainesville, I tend
to go to what I consider the "extreme
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I was sure arriving at 11ish, we'd get
a table. Guess what? I was wrong. And
no table means no service at Stubbies,
because either you sit at a table where
you are waited hand and foot or you
stand by the bar and get a beer.
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style machine definitely made up for
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your mom along, too; she'd love to see
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12, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005
Gallery seeks relics to localize 'Our Town' production
By ANGIE DE ANGELS
Hiding behind creases of an aged
marriage certificate or the cracks in
antique furniture lie stories of a time
While most find history in books,
the stories of the people who lived in
these times often are better found in
the objects of the daily lives.
In a new gallery exhibit at the
Hippodrome State Theatre, patrons
will be able to see Gainesville's past
through the relics of past residents.
The exhibit will open Feb. 25 with
the theater's latest production, "Our
Town," the 1938 award-winning play
that tells of the human experience
through two small-town families.
"Usually the exhibit will not match
what the play is about," said L6relei
Esser, the gallery's curator and the the-
ater's properties designer. "Usually, it
will have a feeling of it, just kind of the
tone of it. This one will be different-be-
cause it will be historical, and it won't
This exhibit, like the play, is about
birth, life, working and death and will
be displayed that way, said Esser, who
has been working vith the Alachua
County Historical Commission as
well as local historians.
Esser said she hopes the donated
items will tell the personal stories of
Gainesville's early residents.
"My plan is to not just have a stuffy
exhibit of antiques and things, but
to make it personal and funny, with
shrines to different families and peo-
ple who are interesting andchave some
eccentric, quirky type of thing instead
of just a straight, dry history."
Some of the items she hopes to
collect are industrial equipment, gad-
.gets, documents and instruments.
This exhibit, however, is not just
for long-time residents. Students can
learn something and get a different
flavor and feeling of the city, Esser
"They're here. This is their home,"
Esser said. "This is to give them a
sense of what this town is about."
David's Real Pit BBQ
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in "Where the Locals Eat" as best
place in Gainesville for Ribs &
BBQ. David's says come on in
for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Adult size portions for adult size
appetites. David's caters 'to the
Gators. Open 7am-9pm Mon-Sat,
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Large selection of wines starting
at $9.99. Wine tasting Wed &
Fri 4-8pm. 3 tastes only $4.95.
Open 11am-llpm Sun-Thurs
and til midnight Fri & Sat.
Mildred's Big City Food
"The restaurant to take Mom
and Dad." Gainesville's most
awarded. Fresh food menu
changes nitely: Seafood, steak,
duck, chicken, lamb, rabbit, crab
cakes, etc. See our chef on TV20-
ABC Fri. 5:30pm. Reservations
recommended. 3445 W.
University Ave. 377-1711.
Serving California Mediter-
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on Thursdays starting at
7:30pm. Sunday International
Brunch Buffet with never-
ending Mimosas starts at
11:00am. Open at 5pm daily.
706 W. University Ave.
Call for takeout 378-2001.
Happy Hour specials all day
everyday. Great food and
attentive service. 3208 SW Archer
Road 373-2800. Open Monday-
Saturday 11am-2am, Sun 11-11.
Cafe Gardens has been just
across from the UF Campus
since 1976. This quaint landmark
courtyard dining is perfect for
any date or gathering. Don't
miss the Friday wine tasting 6-
8pm. Open 7 days. Now booking
private parties for.the Tuscawilla
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Specials: Happy Hour everyday
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Mon-Fri. 11 TV's, 2 Big Screen
Outside Seating. Behind Eckerd's
in Butler Plaza. 374-0675.
Serving a wide array of appetizers,
burgers, wings, steaks, salads
and seafood, The- Swamp offers
something for everyone. Come
and relax on the front lawn or on
one of our intimate decks while
enjoying our daily lunch, dinner
or drink specials. Don't miss our
famous Happy Hour, Monday
thru Friday 4pm-8pm. Located
across from University of Florida,
it's the perfect place to unwind
and experience that great Gator
flavor they call The Swamp.
Delivering lunch and dinner
Mon-Sun 11am-lOpm. 1642 W.
Univ. Ave. 37-SWAMP (377-9267)
For catering information call 380-
Where eating well means eating
healthfully. Gainesville's best
Chinese food, according to
many of our customers. Family
run, expert chef, now with more
vegetables. Generous portions,
fast service & super lunch/dinner
combos. FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave. 372-4282.
Full menu and specials @
New Deal Cafe
Fresh burgers 34 pound, pot
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fresh fish, pork chops. Bargain
Martinis. 3443 W. University
Discover a genuine taste of
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by Carraba's! Choose from 25
different Po' Boys sandwiches
or from our many wraps, salads,
gumbos, jumbalaya, and dinners!
See us at poboysgainesville.com.
Ladies Night Every Tues w/ Live
Music & Free Beer for ladies! Call
372-1155 for more'info!
Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery shouts,
"Happy Birthday!" and "Happy
Anniversary Gainesville's most
popular ice cream shops also
create great CAKES for birthdays
and anniversaries. Stop in today
for premium ice creams and
order a Signature Cake. You can
buy a fresh-made daily cake or
a custom-order cake. Newberry
Road: 271-7437 Archer Road:
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Pio's Pasta Company
Serving you from two locations
7 days a week. 4320 SW 20th
Ave. Open for lunch 11am-2pm
Wed-Fri 375-7372. Both locations
open 5pm-10pm Mon-Sun. Call
for reservations for any special
occasion or just a quiet night
out. Walk-ins welcome.
3222 SW 35th Blvd. (Butler Pla:;a
next to Publix). Enjoy Autheatic
Japanese food in a Caslial &
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 13
Black Maria aims high, falls just short with new album
ttory Records is an enigma. Only a few
ears removed from putting out hardcore
classics from the likes of Earth Crisis,
shelter, Strife and Warzone, they have turned to
signing some of the most clich,-ridden screamy-
mo-pop-punk-hardcore rubbish they could
nd (see Atreyu, Count the Stars).
There are a few exceptions, though, that
ave kept Victory's integrity intact in my book.
he Black Maria is one of them.
Guitarist and vocalist Kyle Bishop is the
)rmer front man of the seminal genre-tran-
cending band Grade. Bishop's work in Grade
is a precursor to The Black Maria's new album
"Lead Us To Reason."
What easily could be lumped into the rock/
metal category, "Lead Us" proves more than
that on closer inspection.
From the opening track, "The Memento," the
band easily incorporates melody. Some tracks,
such as "The Distance From the Bottom," bor-
der on poppy. And just to prove that they can do
it all, there is even the somber piano-driven tale
of discontent in "The Lines We Cross."
This album is riot flawless, though. At times
the band can be over-ambitious, and often the
music is too generic.
Lyrically the album
is pretty solid. One
line rubbed me the
wrong way, though:
"You're that kind of
Chad Smith cheap whore/Who's
Playlist forever been living
email@example.com for/Sucking the life
out of me."
I'm sure whoever
penned this line had reason to call the subject as
such, but this band is more creative than that.
"Lead Us To Reason" is a solid effort. It is
lacking in a few intangible areas. I am always
finding out people's favorite bands and many
times I will just shake my head at the fact that
that band is your favorite...in the history of mu-
sic. The Black Maria inevitably is one of those.
There is nothing special about The Black
Maria to this point. But not a bad listen in the
If you are a fan of AFI's "Sing the Sorrow"
you will probably enjoy this. If not, it might
be download-worthy. Then again, it might not
even be worth the risk.
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extensivee SUSHI BAR provides.
he best portions in town. All
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unch specials, & unique rice
vines. Open every day 11:30am-
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everything. 335-3030. Delivery
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arah's On the Avenue
aainesville's Premiere Hookah
:ounge! One of Farah's best.
ridden treasures are its hookah
tobacco pipes also known
is Argilleh, these flavorful,
aromatic concoctions of taste
ind smell offer a relaxing
nood either before, after, or
perhapss even while dining at
arah's. We use only the finest
Randd of premium hookah
tobacco and natural charcoal,
imported directly from the
Aiediterranean Gulf. For your
lining pleasure we offer meze,
traditional small plates of food,
uch as hummus, kibbie, falafel,
pinach & artichoke dip, baba
;hanoush, and kifta. Famous
or our wings, gyros, burgers
and steaks. Large vegetarian.
selection. All service in a casual
atmosphere. Saturday nights,
BELLY DANCING beginning at
8pm. 1120W. Univ. Ave. 378-5179.
1011 W. University Ave.
11-10 Mon-Sun 336-5323. We
have the best Falafel, Tabouli,.
Hummus, Baba, Grape Leaves
& Gyros-beef or chicken. Fresh
smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita
Bread Bakery at 2401 SW
13th St., 372-4995. We sell
hookahs, parts, charcoalss,
fine tobacco, and halal meat.
Serving Gainesville since 1976.
Made to order, made from scratch
Many vegetarian & vegan items
available. Open 7 days, 11am-
10pm. 16 NW 13th St. 378-5948.
You've had the rest, now try the
BEST Mexican food in Gainesville.
We have great fajitas & vegetarian
cuisine. Loved by Gators past
and present since 1990. Best
homemade salsa in town. Open
7 days a week for lunch and
dinner. 1723 SW 13th St. Take out
and catering available 376-6989.
Catering Gainesville for 16 years
now! Come and enjoy authentic
Mexican food at reasonable
prices. Try one of our fajita
entrees or choose from several
vegetarian selections. Also try
our special grilled pork chops
with black beans and rice. Don't
forget about our tasty margaritas
on special Mon-Thurs at $2.25 &
2-4-1 Mich Lite & Bud Lite drafts,
$1.95Mon& Tues. Locatedbehind
Red Lobster across from Oaks
Mall. *Carry out also available*
332-0878. Closed Sunday.
Casino's Pizza & Subs
Try Us, You'll Love Us! Specialty
pizzas, subs, calzones, salads,
stromboli, desserts, wings, and
sides. Large 1-topping pizza
for delivery only $6.99! Our
carryout special 1-topping pizza,
everyday: small $2.99, medium
$4.99, large $5.99. Try the Real
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menu everyday delivery or
carryout 11 items each $6.99 Call
Us, You'll Love Us! 372-4848 1710
SW 13th St. Open from 10am-4am.
Pizza legend since 1973. Whole
pizzas & slices. Open 7 days a
week 9am -. 11pm Sun-Thurs.
Fri & Sat till 12am. Call ahead
for pickup 375-2007. For delivery
call 379-FOOD. Located next
to Bistro 1245. Leo's Cafe open
daily 9am. Flavored coffees,
espressos & fresh baked pastries.
Take a trip to
1974, we've been dishing out
high-quality ingredients in all of
our specialty pizzas, monumental
hoagies, and scrumptious salads.
And yes, we deliver. 1209 W.
University Ave. 367-0012.
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine
prepared with all natural
ingredients. Organic food,
smoothies and juices. Amex/
Visa/ATM. 10am-9pm 505 NW
Delicious traditional Vietnamese
cuisine with popular Asian
favorites as well. Pho, Bahn-
Cuon, Bahn Xeo, Banh Tom Ha-
Noi. Enjoy great food at great
prices. Big new room! Family
owned restaurant. Next to
Holiday Inn downtown. Dine in
or take out. Catering available.
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun
For information on
14, ALLIGATOR S THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005
RPS covers bases, cuts to chase, crushes rivals
By ALICIA PEREZ
Rock crushes, paper covers and scissors
cut. A simple game many played in child-
hood remains significant for some UF stu-
Among more mainstream groups is a
small, yet proud organization called The
Rock Paper Scissors Club.
The club began late one summer night in
2003, over a slice of pizza.
"A group of friends and I were hang-
ing out at Oxford Manor and were all in
an altered state of consciousness therefore
craving some food," Logan Schneider, the
club's founder, says. "We had to decide who
got the last piece of Hawaiian pizza, so we
played a quick game of rock paper scissors,
and I won."
While relishing his victory, he talked
about how they should start an RPS club. All
his friends now members told him he
He said he would; they didn't believe him,
which proved the perfect motivation.
Schneider, along with the 40 members of
his club, take their duties as RPS participants
very seriously. The club meets every other
Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Reitz Union.
Apart from being an interesting item on
Sa resume, this year, RPS will be a part of
Sunday's Super Bowl XXXIX, Schneider said.
"We are going to be those people who are
supposed to look like concert-goers standing
around the stage for halftime," he said.
"My trademark move Is called .
It consists of three rocks In a row,
antd Hstally my opponent khas
no idea it is coming.
RPS has aspirations of being, on Conan
O'Brien. They were going to participate in the
national competition, where "members battle
it out hardcore-style" but applied too late.
Schneider said RPS members are the
goofiest people anyone could meet and
truly devoted to putting their skills to good
"We use RPS to make any decisions,
whether it be a movie or what food to eat," he
said. "We even use RPS to make life or death
decisions. That is how dedicated we are to
Each member carefully has created a
trademark move to use in competition.
"My trademark move is called The
Avalanche," he said. "It consists of three
rocks in a row, and usually my opponent has
no idea it is coming."
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Big City Dreams to make pitstop on national tour
By JUNE CAPPIELLO No Doubt's "Spiderwebs" video. last long. They will be on tour again Blume and Ripley found Pullman, only out-of-state city the band I
Avenue Writer The rest of the house is the same, next week. formerly of From First to Last, and played twice.
I was greeted at the door with
drums, guitars, amps and instru-
ment cases that were strewn across
all four comers of the room. Steve
Pullman was strumming a familiar
Brand New song on the guitar as
I walked into the living room that
was converted temporarily to his
band's practice space. The cords by
his feet were vaguely reminiscent of
and it's clear that the members of
Big City Dreams have more on their
minds than housekeeping.
The local acoustic power-pop
group of Pullman, Mark Blume,
Scott Ripley and Marc Quadagno
has just returned to Gainesville from
touring the nation.
They will be playing at the
Purple Porpoise on Friday at 9
p.m.,.but their homecoming won't
"We're on a pursuit for musical
bliss," Pullman said-in the band's
tour video. "We're just trying to
spread the music of BCD."
Blume and Ripley formed BCD
about a year ago when they began
writing .together. Within a few
months, they were playing shows
with two other members.
When touring became hard for
the members still enrolled in school,
Quadagno, formerly of Neptune 66.
The current members, who have
all finished their schooling, list the
band and touring as full-time jobs.
"We just don't get paid,"
Quadagno said with a laugh.
Like anything, touring has its
share of unpleasant surprises.
For one, the heater in the band's
van broke during an ice storm be-
tween Nashville and Knoxville, the
On one trip, a travel station bath-
room overflowed with septic water.
Despite some of the hardships
associated with touring, the pros
outweigh the cons.
"This is ten times more exciting
than anything I could be doing at
this stage in my life," Quadagno
"We're just doing what we love,
playing music," said Ripley.
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Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
S.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
Make Them Green With Envy!
Luxury 2&3 Bedrooms from $850
Pool*Hot Tub*Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
Reserve now for fall! 372-8100
HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations and price ranges
If you are.tired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
*Leasing Now.& Fall
Large 2BR/1BA$629, 3BR/2BA $855
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.brg
1 BLOCK FROM UF
W/D, private balconies.
Open until 8pm and WEEKENDS
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
4BR/4BA at UF
Only 2 left for Fall
W/D, Alarm, Pets ok.
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
U For Rent
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-711.
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 376-4002
BIG VALUE, SMALL PRICE
2BR TH $639 inc W/D, alarm, park free@UF
Pets welcome, Daily Specials!
Avail NOW or Fall 373-1111
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2'BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
$150 deposit. $200 off 1st month rent
More for'ess, FREE even!
2BR/2BA Only $680
Pool bus route alarm tennis
Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
1BR/1BA$420, 2BR/1BA$495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H-, covered patio, DW, verticals
W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.
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1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found
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W, For Rent
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
7ree 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,
330 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
ig screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
Total .lec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, -)ol; tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
-now .3. 251b pet $15/mo. M.-F 10-6 or by
appt. %.lamar 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
nas 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 &3BR apts
avail Aug. Special from $310/person. Lofts,
hrdwd firs & more. Going fast! Call 376-6223
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-21-71-2
S For Rent
*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 3BR/ BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
Available March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
3BR/2BA House $950
1BR/1BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1/2 PRICE APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or. online at www.maximumre.com
PET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee.
twnhm.2BR/1.5BA privacy fence, modern
appliances/fans, WD hkups, 1000 SW 59th
Terr. Pvt owner, please leave detailed mes-
sage. Other units avail. $425/mo 331-2099
SHORT LEASE NEGOTIABLE on some
units SEE PET'S PARADISE AD 352-331-
LOOKING FOR AN'APARTMENT?
The Leasing Connection
1608 NW 1st Ave
Located right behind Florida Bookstore
Plenty of FREE PARKING!
FREE Apartment & Housing
Call 352-376-4493 or visit
2BR/1BA Duckpond area house. Cent H/A,
W/D, DW, large yard, prefer grad students.
Pets OK $780/mo 850-529-7069 2-3-20-2
3BR across from UF
Avail Fall, From $385 per BR.
Vaulted ceilings, laundry,
Breakfast bar, pets ok.
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
S For Rent
WOOD FLOORS at UF
1.&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ W/D
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
115 STEPS FROM CAMPUSI!
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 ** $650/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft O* $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$30 off deposit 0 376-2507
S 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 215-99&7 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
SThe 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
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 flr,
Ig open, good area $580-610 2/2, pation,
gate $510-515 SW fancy 2BR near UF, Ig
kit, sc pch, fenced, trees $545-560 0 Share
2BR $300-450 @ 373-8310 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-
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. 2-9-10-2
AVAIL AUG 1. 3bed/3bath 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.
I'LL PAY YOU $1000
to rent my 1 BR apt. Located in Frederick
Gardens apt. complex. Very close to UF. You
pay $300, I'll pay $150 monthly, thru August.
Call Chris 620-687-1224 2-10-10-2
ABRACADABRA! Sorento Pool Club Comm.
3BR/2 BA, 2 car garage. $1,100/mo. Call
352-318-3721 or 332-0602 2-10-10-2
Large BR in Countryside, private full bath,
walk-in closet, all utils + cable incl. $455/mo.
Call 561-479-9314 2-3-5-2
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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
OSpacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
* 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
* 4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811. SW 20th
Calr Turlington Real Estate; Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO 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
AVAILAUG 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 2-9-8-2
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 2-9-8-2
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 2-9-8-2
2 APTS AVAILABLE
2BR/1BA Tower Oaks. Wood floors, fenced
yard, $525/mo. Call 386-462-1010 2-14-
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
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Avail. Aug 1: 4bed/2bath house. Ceramic tile
floors, extra game room, fenced yard, pet ok,
wash/dry provided, dishwasher. 1330 NW
39th St. 339-2342 for directions $1275/mo
GREAT FOR STUDENTS! 3BR/2BA house,
close to UF & Shands, on bus route, 1 car
garage, tile fir, fireplace, 1450 sq ft, Avail
now! $975/mo, sec dep. Call Casey td move
in 352-514-2936 2-25-17-2
Beautiful historic home, wood floors, high
ceilings, 3-4 BR/2BA, large fenced yard
$1400/mo. Downtown location near UF. Call
Tom at 262-6423 2-16-10-2
Quiet & Clean! 2BR/1BA $525, quiet
neighborhood, 1000 sq ft, tile firs, spacious
living/dining rm, WD hook-ups, pvt patio in
backyard, near UF, 1824 NW 10th St. 376-
House on Suwannee River w/ clear spring in
backyard, Bell FL, 3BR/2.5BA, W/D hkups,
scr porch, cent H/AC, quiet neighborhood,
Ig yard w/ trees, fenced. $800/mo 376-0080-
LARGE 2BR/2BA APT. Close to campus.
Available Feb to Aug. $550/mo. Call 386-
Health Care Products
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Hospitals Recreational Sports
Emergency Care Centers Karate Centers
Fitness Apparel Massage Centers
Fitness Centers Nutrition
Grocery Stores Orthopedic Furniture
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.
1BR 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
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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-
SUBLEASING APT. I'm moving to NYCI 1
BR/1 BA in 3 BR/3 BA apt. Willing to give
away living rm furniture to the subleaser.
$473mo utils incl. Completely furnished
2BR/1BA avail in Frederick Gardens Apts.
Feb thru July. 1 MONTH FREE RENT
Perfect location. 1/2 mi from UF, on bus r
#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/1 BA 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
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
1 BR avail 2/12 in University Commons furr
4 BR apt. $385/mo incl elect. FEB RENi
FREE! We pay all start up fees + give yoi
$200 CASH upon signing lease! Please calt
540-785-9404 or email email@example.com
WALK TO CLASS!
1 BR in 4/2 Townhouse at Courtyards frorr
$399/mo all included! 2-7-3-3
1 BR apt, close to KashNKarry on 34th St.
Take over lease 2/15 to 4/30, renewal op-
tion. $409/mo. Feb rent, transfer fees,,aid
by me. Keep sec dep. Pool, pets welcome.
Call Erik 262-1551 2-11-7-3
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18, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2005
Furnished 1 BR/BA avail Mar 1 in a 2/2.
Kitchen, living room, W/D, @ The Exchange.
$480/mo 772-473-0560 2-8-5-3
University Glades Sublease!!
SUMMER: May-Aug. $440/mo. BR w/ per-
sonalbath in 3/3 apt. Inc all utils. Furniture
avail. Call Stacey 352-336-1968 2-9-5-3
Share a 3/2 HOUSE w/ F.
Fenced backyard, wood firs, carpet, pool
table, bar. Must know when to study, when to
party. $350/mo. 727-743-4289 2-9-5-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Resposible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now.'$400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv mes-
sage. Private Owner 4-20-71-4
Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
UF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/mo.Aval Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4
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-
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
M/F NS Grad student/professional wanted to
rent furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5 mi
to SiAnds. 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
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 2-16-20-4
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. 745-8017 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
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
Studapt in 2BR/2BA looking for friendly M/F
near Tower/Newberry. $350/mo + until. 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.
M/F roommate. Furnished except bedroom.
Private bathroom. On-site gym, pool, and
hot tub. $274/month. Call Katy 813-966-
Prof/grad to share 2/2 new condo. Plantation
Oaks. MBR suite, W/D, C/HA, D/W. $450/
mo + 1/2. Avail now. Call 538-6505 ASAP.
Very spacious and secure scenic location.
a 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
Manhattan/S. Florida loft style condos.
Brand new, spacious floorplans, 2/2.5,
3/3.5, 1400 sq ft, 18 ft windows, 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
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
*] Furnishings 3
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
* Furnishings 3
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, ih 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. 7pd-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
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
Beds*Full mattress & boxspring sets
$49SQn sets $89OSingle sets $399King
sets $999From estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Bedding close-outsAIIl wrapped in
plasticetwin sets $79*full sets $1190Qn
sets $139*King sets $1899student dis-
counts applyO4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953.-
We deliver. 4-20-71-6
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
BED King size redwood shaker style frame
w/ king mattress & box. Great condition
$425/OBO. Call 352-281-6191 2-8-5-6
Full size bed $50; twin bed $40; like new
sofa $75; color TV 19" $35; Ig dorm fridge
$40; entertainment center large real wood
$140; port. sewing mach. $45; sm. desk
$35. Call 335-5326 2-4-2-6
Another Saturday night without a date?
Read The Alligator.
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Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min.response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
M/F Cert MCSE technicians. 333-8404.
*G'ville Computer Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
:.. (gf lt < 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 2-25-20-10
WEDDING GOWN beaded halter, ivory,
size 10. Never worn. Retail $500, Asking
$400. Will bring to you to try. Julie 359-2241
New Poetry Anthology!
Collective Works of the
SWEET TEA POETRY CIRCLE
(Meredith Aaronson, editor)
Computer/Internet 352.219.2980 l| Motorcycles, Mopeds]
- networks, wireless, virus
-we BEAT all prices!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7
a l Electronics
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
$10! TV's, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES!
Police Seized! From $10! Info 800-749-
8128 ext M974. 3-7-20-8
2 KICKER SOLOBARIC L7 10" car audio
subwoofers w/ custom enclosure. $350/OBO
Call Eric 352-246-4452 2-9-5-8
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
S" "Copyrighted Material
Available from Commercial News Providers"
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and morel
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
S-a^ '' _. '
(DOB 03/05/65); 5'06",
140 Ibs, Blonde Hair,
Felony violation of probation
warrant for resisting an officer
Call (352) 372-STOP
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 19
ln Motorcycles. Mopeds 11
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
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW67th Place
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on web-
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or notle
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellSTrade
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
finance price. More than 150 vehicles in
stock. Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-
*- 4004milC -* n w "mil
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
1996 Honda Accord EX sedan V-6 automat-
ic, leather, A/C, power everything, 86k, very
clean, white, $6600 or best offer, #352-335-
3852 email@example.com 2-4-9-12
GATORMAX USED CARS
Buy, Sell, Trade.
We Finance. 495-9500
95 ACURA INTEGRA SE
88k, excellent cond, dk green, w/ tan leather
int., new tires &A/C in '04. $7000/08O. Call
352-375-0540 2-8-5-12 '
2001 Daewoo Leganca CE
Excellent condition, 32k miles, factory
warranty, pwr package, 4-dr. Call Gaby 352-
MITZUBISHI GALLANT '96 Great car, well.
maintained, high mileage, owned by sales
rep. $1600 OBO 352-281-8935 2-9-5-12
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
MJj 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!
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W* Help Wanted .
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
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
Nationwide mortgage lender has immediate
sales positions avail for college students
seeking professional work exp. No exp re-
quired, flexible hours. Apply in person btwn
5-9pm Mon-Fri at 1900 SW 34th St Suite 206
(2nd floor above credit union)
Growing company needs PT help.
Bookkeeper Quickbooks exp only. Delivery
& warehouse, website administrator, clean
background check only need apply. Fax
resume with salary req to 377-5595 2-10-
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (must 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 certifica-
tion Feb. Lutz 813-948-7134; Tampa 813-
932-5455; North Pinellas 727-943-8782.
World's largest pizza delivery company now
Phone order takers
All you need is a reliale car & a very posi-
S tive attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's
locations in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
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20, ALLIGATOR 1 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005
M, Help Wanted
Summer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
or Graduate Hall Directors, Staff Resource
assistantss and Judicial Assistant in the
)department of Housing and Residence
education Graduate Hall Directors reside in
lis/her area of responsibility, and supervise,
develop, and direct the staff under his/her
responsibility. The number of staff varies by
irea, as well as the number of residents liv-
ng in the hall. The Staff Resource Assistants
Develop and facilitates programming and
sources for residence life staff. The Judicial
assistantt works with various aspects of the
judicial program. Applicants must be admit-
ed to graduate school., enrolled for 9-12
lours, 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
.ill utilities, local telephone, and basic cable
service is provided. Application deadline (for
priorityy 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
participatee in a study on decision making &
makingg. If interested come to the psychol-
)gy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
)ANCERS WANTED Are you pretty?
lancers needed for private company. Great
.lay, flexible hours. Open 24 hrs. 352-376-
jatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
58-$20/hr. Set your own schedule.
.all Dave for info: 379-9600 2-4-15-14
OFFICEE ADMINISTRATOR needed.
3atorfood.com is looking for responsible,
enthusiastic people. City geography knowl-
edge, customer svc. exp helpful. For more
nfo call David 379-3663 2-4-15-14
32B Kids searching for energetic and en-
husiastic pre-school teachers for all 02B
locations Experience preferred, will train.
-T/PT positions. Avail. Apply at any location.
Fired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
nake t! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
;tuden& to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
vith a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
qW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
JlARY POPPINS: Where are you?
-T NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
jobs avail TODAY: Great $$$ for exp:
loah's Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 2-25-37-
DT/FT NANNIES NEEDED
3ood $ for exp: grad stud. welcomed bkgd
:k: 12 REAL $$ jobs avail NOW
loah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
NANNIES MORNING SHIFT
several positions availabel for
3art Time, good $$$$$ MNOW
'Joah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
NVANTED: INTERNET PROGRAMMER
Any or all of the following ASP/database/
veb/Winsock API for short-term project in
3'ville. Call Jun Consulting Group. 336-9607
;1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT No
experiencee necessary. For more info call
Entry level on-board positions available.
3reat benefits. Seasonal or year-round. 941-
\rt, Art Ed, Graphics, Arch
land-lettering, PT a few hrs/wk. Close to
JF. Short resume. Reply P 0 Box 286,
3ainesville, 32602 2-4-11-14
Good pay, flexible schedules, customer
sales/svc, all ages 18+, conditions apply.
'4 Call 335-1577
S Help Wanted 3
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.
* Co-Ed Camp
* Seven Weeks
* Room and Board Included
GET.PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext.
250 or 352-669-9443 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 NOWIIl
Enhance your resume and job skills!
Energetic students wanting to achieve
and succeed. All majors and years.
firstname.lastname@example.org email us now.!
Weekend work for student. Yard work, chain-
saw, carpentry, electrical, plumbing + some
heavy lifting. From $6-8/hr depends on skill
and experience. Call 376-6138 2-4-7-14
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
il Help Wanted 3
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
PAID POSITIONS "
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
SKOTOBUKI now hiring for SUSHI and
KITCHEN POSITIONS. No experience
required. Apply at 1702 West University Ave.
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PT CLEANING SERVICE
Flexible hours. Great for College students.
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2
& 4 Mon-Fri. Calico Jack's, 3501 SW2nd 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 repre-
sentative 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
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
l "Help Wanted
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
SHOWCASE YOUR APARTMENT PROPERTY IN
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 21
Mil Help Wanted
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
Foreign language speaker wanted
CZECH or IRISH
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Gators face fierce foes in struggle for SEC spot
* UF WILL PLAY HOST TO
NO. 5 TENNESSEE TONIGHT.
By MICHAEL MAURINO
They have been at this point
before unranked, struggling and
facing a national powerhouse. Will
this time be different? Will every-
thing finally fall into place and the
"We used to be a second-
half team, now we're back
to a first-half [team]. I think
once we get to that point of
closing out games, we'll be
fine for the rest of the SEC
Tonight, those questions will be
answered as the UF women's bas-
ketball team hosts No. 5 Tennessee
at 7 in the O'Connell Center.
This season began with so much
optimism for the Gators (12-8, 3-4
Southeastern Conference).- Going
19-11 last season and making the
NCAA second round, UF seemed-
likely to improve, as its core players
had a year to improve.
After losing their last three
games, the Gators appear out of the
tournament picture. However, they
still believe that a winning record in
the SEC and an NCAA birth are still
-"We have the potential to be
where we were last year, if not bet-
ter," junior Sarah Lowe said. "I think
that we're very optimistic, that's re-
ally all we can be."
If there was a'phrase that de-
scribed UF this season, it might be
'not enough.' In their last two games
versus No. 18 Georgia and No. 21
Vanderbilt, the Gators either had the
lead or were tied in the second half,
but lost both games.
Junior Bernice Mosby said her
team should have won against
Georgia,.Vanderbilt and Mississippi
on Jan. 23. She said that the team
needs to focus better and play the
entire 40 minutes.
"We used to be a second-half
team, now we're back to a first-half
[team]," Mosby said. "I think once
we get to that point of closing out
games, we'll be fine for the rest of
the SEC season."
One player who will be fine for
the rest of the SEC season is guard
Danielle Santos. Sunday against
the Commodores, the junior played
her first game after suffering from a
stress fracture in her right fo.:'t fuor
six weeks. Mosby said her i ctLuh
will not just make a difference on
the offensive end.
"Danielle brings a lot of defense,"
Mosby said. "She's all over the floor,
So, she's going to bring.back a lot of
energy and excitement back into the
Tennessee (16-3, 6-0 SEC)
struggled earlier this season, but
now looks like the championship
teams' from' years past. Since a loss
to Rutgers on Dec. 29, the Volunteers
have allowed an average of 61 points
in eight consecutive wins.
While Tennessee is shooting
under 40 percent as a team, Coach
Carolyn Peck said the Vols' re-
bounding has been a difference
maker. Peck said that if UF wants
to win, the Gators have to keep
Tennessee off the glass.
"That's going to be the- key for
the game against Tennessee," Peck
said. "We can't allow them to get
Rebounding is something that
has haunted the Gators this season.
As one of three SEC teams with a
negative rebounding margin, it has
always needed improvement.
Against Vanderbilt, they did
just that and out-rebounded the
Commodores. 32-28. But, UF also
allowed them to shoot about 60 per-
cent from the field.
Peck said that UF is improving in
all facets of the game, now it's just a
matter of putting it all together.
"Each time they've gotten better,
they've held onto that," Peck said.
"And they're working closer and
closer to getting to the level of the
total package we're looking for."
Emily Harris / Alligator Staff
Despite losing more often than winning, UF guard Sarah Lowe isn't
ready to give up on her team's Southeastern Conference record.
Near-death crash makes recruiting success drop in importance
F rom Josh Portis. to Nyan Boateng,
Avery Atkins to Jonathan Phillips, UF
met its needs for the future in what
should be an excellent recruiting class.
You don't need a writer spending a week
across the pond to tell you that.
However, none of that holds much
weight to me.
Sure, I could back this observation up
with the typical "We aren't going to know
how good these kids are until a few sea-
sons from now" and "Urban Meyer hasn't
coached a game for the Gators yet, so let's
reserve judgment" statements. Or I could
compare the class ratings with future game-
time success (Steve Spurrier's classes were
pretty good, and the results backed that
up, while Ron Zook recruited well and has
nothing to show for it).
I could do all this, or I could say, "I don't
We columnists go to great strides to not
talk about personal things because, quite
frankly, you don't much care what we eat
for breakfast or anything else about us.
Trust me, it's not all that exciting.
Allow me to break the rule, because I
had a life-altering experience. It's not that
I'm not interested in who Meyer recruits or
the general comings-and-goings of a team
that means a lot to so many people. It's a
job that I happen to enjoy.
Only, I'm a little separated from this
recruiting process (Innsbruck is awesome).
Oh, and that life-altering experience you
would think it was too, if you had a near-
death experience on the highway.
-. Do you remem-
.ber that scene near
the start of Dumb
and Dumber with
Lloyd and Mary in
S the limo? Lloyd says,
Gregg Girvan "Statistically, you're
Throwing Girvballs more likely to die on
email@example.com the ay to the airport
than on a plane," as
he runs-red lights and causes fiery crashes
Well, Lloyd just happened to be a guy
on his cell phone that rammed into the
back of me in the left lane going 100 mph.
I was going home to catch a flight the
next day, and next thing I know, I hit the
median and my car flips four times across
the opposite lane. Irony doesn't begin to
I am fortunate fortunate that I was
wearing a seat belt in a safe car, fortunate
that the traffic in the opposite lane was al-
most non-existent, fortunate to be alive.
Sure, people reading this may have ex-
perienced worse within their own family.
Heck, I knew someone- from high school
that didn't make it to class.
The point is, I'm thankful to God that I
was preserved, and the incoming-recruits,
no offense, are a secondary concern to me.
Just because someone you know doesn't
know how many touchdown passes Chris
Leak threw this year, maybe' it's because
they have something else on their minds
besides sports that is more important.
SDon't you have something else to con-
U Log on to alligator.org/sports
for an additional signing day
story and complete coverage of
the Santa Fe Community Col-
lege men's basketball team.
"I didn't hire him because of his
name. I hired him because of his
recruiting experience down South."
UF football head coach, on assistant
coach and recruiter John "Doc" Hol-
U 2003: The UF men's basketball team is
ranked No. 1 for the first time in school
history. The Gators would slide just one day
later when UF fell to Kentucky 70-55.
UNBA: Cleveland vs. Miami
TNT, 8 p.m.
* NBA: San Antonio vs. L.A. Lakers
TNT, 10:30 p.m.
24, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005
Wave of Talent
make NFL cut
Editor's note: This is the final of
a three-part series profiling the
success of P.K. Yonge High's
*y LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Like their predecessors, Terry
Jackson and Travis McGriff rav-
ished UF's record books. Terry
finished his career with 17 rush-
ing touchdowns, ninth-most in
school history. Travis recorded
1,357 receiving yards in 1998, the
total in Southeastern Conference
history. The accolades paved the
way for pro careers. Willie Jackson
Jr. was drafted in the third round
of the 1993 NFL Draft by Dallas.
Jacksonville selected Chris Doering
in the sixth round of the 1996 Draft.
Terry and Travis were drafted in the
fifth and third rounds of the 1999
Draft, respectively. Robert Baker
ran into legal problems that kept
him out of the pros until Miami
signed him in 2002.
So all together, five P.K. Yonge
High graduates earned NFL stripes.
Even at the start of the 2004 season
- when Chris and Terry were the
only two left only eight Florida
high schools had more players in
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P.K. Yonge coach John Clifford works from behind a desk that yielded undefeated regular seasons from
1999-2002. The Blue Wave went 4-8 in 2004, but Clifford has two promising freshmen.
special for any school," Chris said.
"For a 5A school, that's pretty
remarkable, but for a P.K. Yonge,
which was a 2A school when I left,
to have that kind of success is a
pretty bit b ra,. ine thing."
Solving the legacy
Trying to t\plain P.K.'. NFL
succ-.As iL the 'iI- I ditlicult. if not
"That's a hard one," Terry said.
"Probably because we had all
played together for so long. I think
we just motivated each other."
Psychology can't totally describe
that kind of a run. The athletes -
especially the receivers that jour-
neyed from P.K. to UF to the NFL
were physical masterpieces. It's this
reality that makes the Blue Wave
era seem so much more astound-
ing. The other Gainesville high
schools Buchholz, Gainesville
and such were the ones with the
snake-like backs and beefy nose
"At P.K., it wasn't that our
linemen were bad by any means,
bleause they did a nice job, but we
didn't have the 260-pound, 300-
pound linemen," Travis said. "We
had guys that were barely bigger
But maybe that's what defined
and continues to define the re-
search school. Despite the lure of
playing at bigger schools, Clifford
has maintained his talent base.
"I think the biggest thing was
Coach Clifford talking to guys and
convincing them to stick around at
PK. and not leave for Buchholz or
GHS," Chris said.
In turn, all of Clifford's players
have every opportunity to play.
"The bigger the school, the more
they try to be like a college cam-
pus," Willie Jr. said. "They don't
give people opportunities, and not
to dog on the people there, but
sometimes guys can get lost in the
shuffle even though they're pretty
Starry future ahead
Willie wakes up early every
morning to run track, hoping he
can land on an NFL roster next sea-
son. Chris works the NFL wires as
well, hoping for a gig next season
after being cut by Pittsburgh. Terry
chills, waiting for a team to sign the
ex-San Francisco veteran and cur-
rent free agent. Robert dominates
the Canadian. Football League as
a Toronto receiver. Travis runs his
routes in Orlando, where he won
the 2003 Arena Football League
Rookie of the Year award. Clifford
leans back in his office chair, draw-
ing up imaginary plays and forma-
tions in his football-saturated head.
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