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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 95


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2005


Search nears end


* OFFICIALS CHOOSE FOUR
FINALISTS FOR PROVOST.

By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
smgarry@alligator.org

UF officials cast a wide net in the
search for a second-in-command
administrator Monday by recom-
mending four finalists for provost
to President Bernie Machen.
Though Machen asked for
three names, the search committee
Monday played it safe by voting 7
to 5 to include the last interviewee,
Richard Hoffmann, on the short list.
"These candidates are different
enough that putting them all for-
ward might make sense," member
Angel Kwollek-Folland said.
The finalists are Pramod
Khargonekar, the dean of UF's
College of Engineering; George
Atkinson, an adviser for the U.S.
State Department; Mark Thiemens,
dean at the University of Califomia-
San Diego; and Hoffmann, dean at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Fearing candidates might drop
out because of counteroffers from
their institutions, the committee
wanted to keep a larger pool and


quickly make recommendations.
Though the short list got a little
longer, the finalists still were all men
and from the sciences.
SHowever, committee Chairman
Doug Barrett said he was pleased
with the four finalists' academic
stature and diversity.
"The committee did a great job of
casting a wide net," Barrett said, not-
ing the initial pool of 12 candidates
recommended by the search firm in-
cluded four women and candidates
from a variety of backgrounds.
The priority is to find a person
who will be a good fitfor UF and the
president, said Patricia Telles-Irvin,
committee'member and vice presi-
dent for student affairs.
"There has been a process, and
I'm confident the right provost will
be selected," she said.
Machen made diversity at UF a
"core value," but in an e-mail he de-
clined to comment on the diversity
of the pool or whether he would in-
vite all four candidates to campus.
Hoffmann was the last of six
candidates to interview with the
Committee, emphasizing relations
with students, his administrative
experience and the special mission
of a land-grant institution.


Sticking to it
Michael Smith carves a walking stick out of wood Monday afternoon while sitting on the
Plaza of the Americas. Smith will exchange the stick, when completed, with other people on
the barter system for different items.
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STUDENT FINANCES

Federal funding cutoff no problem for Perkins Loans


By EMILY YEHLE
Alligator Writer
eyehle@alligator.org

UF students face another financial aid
shakeup after President Bush announced
plans Monday to cut all federal funding to
Perkins Loans.
The cut is the newest plan in a line of
proposals to fix a $4.3-billion Pell Grant
deficit, including changing the federal fi-
nancial aid formula and cutting down on
government subsidies to private lenders.
But cutting Perkins Loans i.ould be
hurting a program that helps students pay
for college when government loans, like
Stafford, don't fill in all the gaps, said Ron
Anderson, associate director for Student
Financial Affairs.


UF forward Al
Horford doesn't
have any problem
finding willing
opponents in the
Southeastern
Conference, but fa-'
ther Tito still won't
play the freshman
one-on-one. See
story, pg. 15


"Proponents for the cut say that the
(Perkins) program is superfluous," he
said.
"But the fact of the matter is that
Stafford Loan programs have a limited
amount they can allow
students to borrow each
year."
However, Bush also
plans to raise the, limits
on direct and subsidized
government loans from
$2,625 to $3,500 for fresh-
man and $3,500 to $4,500
for sophomores. Those caps have not been
changed since 1986.
The $6 billion that would be saved by
defunding the Perkins program, along
with money saved by cutting government


subsidies to private student lenders, is
to be used to increase the maximum Pell
Grant from $4,050 to $4,550 over fhe next
five years.
But Pell Grants will not benefit just
because Perkins funding is cut, Anderson
said.
"This is so early in the budget that just
because it's proposed doesn't mean it's the
bottom line," he said.
According to the latest data, more than
1,900 UF students were awarded Perkins
Loans this year, and UF received '32.S.0l0'i
from the federal government to help pay
for them.
But the university spent much more
than that to provide loans to students,
Anderson said.
Unlike the Stafford Loan, Perkins is


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wave. See story,
pg. 4.


self-revolving, meaning the university
funds most of the loans itself, and students
make payments directly to the school rath-
er than being indebted to the government
or private lenders.
Since the university pays for most of
the loans, Anderson said he was unsure
how the federal cut would affect the\
Perkins program.
But cuts in government subsidies to pri-
vate lenders would be preferable, he said.
UF doesn't offer government-subsidized
loans.
"I think there are other ways monies
can be recouped to increase the Pell Grant
program while still sustaining Perkins,"
he said.
Infornmationfrom the Associated Press was
used in this report.


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GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION

Leaders discuss UF relations


Commissioners visit Athens, Ga.


By STEVE SPECHT
Alligator Writer
sspecht@alligator.org

The City Commission wants
to play with UF in the Gainesville
sandbox.
"Great university cities have
collaboration between city, campus
and private sectors," Commissioner
Warren Nielsen said.
Nielsen suspended a regular
economic development meeting
agenda Monday for a presentation
on how to improve Gainesville
based on the lead of other college
towns.
The discussion was spurred by
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan and other
commissioners' trip last week to
Athens, Ga., dubbed an exemplary
university city.
Hanrahan said people need to
look to the future when improving
Gainesville.
"A lot of people have a hard
time communicating with each oth-


er. There are factions;.. we've got to
drop all that," Hanrahan said.
Florida Bridgewater-Alford,
the UF community relations coor-
dinator, supported creating stron-
ger city-university ties.
"It's about time," she said. "We
have the perfect administration
who is behind the community 100
percent. [Nielsen] wants to make
sure this is a great place."
Nielsen's vision for Gainesville
is a bustling downtown area with
wide sidewalks.
"People need a strong feeling
of safety when they walk down
the sidewalk," Nielsen said.
Nielsen also wants to have
more places for celebrating
Gainesville's arts and entertain-
ment. He said for a city its size,
Gainesville has the second-largest
residential population of artists in
the United States. .
Nielsen gave the example of
Yale University, which was deal-
ing with enrollment problems be-


cause of early 1990s crime-ridden
New Haven.
"Yale bought run-down prop-
erties and transformed them into
retail and student areas," Nielsen
said.
Yale invested $2 billion in
the city and purchased land on
which retail centers that ben-
efit the university have been built.
Prostitution, drugs and drive-by
shootings are no more.
Nielsen noted UF already began
collaborating with the city when
the decision to pay for RTS fees
with student monies was made.
UF students can ride for free by
showing their Gator-1 card.-
After the presentation, every-
one was asked to give ideas on
the issue.
Incentives for UF graduates
were proposed so brainpower
would stay in the community,
as well as the discouraging of
residents from gravitating exclu-
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Jasmine Smith contacted Planned Parenthood to set up free
testing as part of a health fair organized by the committee in
conjunction with the Black Student Union.
Smith said the black community is most affected by this
disease and needs to become more aware of the risks.
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if I'm HIV positive, I say no, but I would like to say it with as-
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pass five minutes."
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outreach educator Matthew Brenner volunteered as a tester,
approximately 10 people showed up.
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SG parties reach double digits; candidates prepare


Impact goals
By BRIDGET CAREY
Alligator Writer
bcarey@alligator.org

The Impact Party's Dennis Ngin
says that if elected Student Body
president, he will give students
something they can touch.
"I'm trying to look past the sim-
ple rhetoric," Ngin said.of his per-
sonal presidential campaign goals,
which focus on tangible improve-
ments to student life. "I'm looking
at things we can actually do."
Ngin, the current Student Body
treasurer who ran with the Access
Party last Spring, says his goals in-
clude finding ways to improve the
Reitz Union Game Room, offering
free movie rentals and creating an-
other campus radio station.


get personal
Having executive candidates
on the Impact Party ticket come
up with personal goals --- rather
than having the party announce
platforms as a whole would
force Ngin's
administration
to accomplish
more, he said.
He hasn't an-
nounced the VP
and treasurer
who will share
his ticket, but
Ngin SG lobbying co-
ordinator Robert Mack is expected
to'run for vice president.
"We can have a whole barrage
of platforms," he said, adding that
through his experience in SG, he
believes more goals can be accom-


polished if Impact candidates take
responsibility for delegating their
personalized promises.
Ngin said he supports the
online voting initiative, which if
passed would allow students to
vote for all future SG elections via
the Internet using Gatorlink IDs.
Plans to lower tuition and slow
tuition increases with "respon-
sible financing," are goals Ngin
researched as treasurer, he said.
His vision for the Game Room
would "make it geared more to-
ward the next generation of gam-
ing," he said, adding that he looks
to add personal computers.
But a goal that Ngin says he
expects to "get a lot of angry phone
calls" about is creating a forum on
SG's Web page for students to ex-
change used textbooks "however
they see fit."


Two new parties
The number of political parties
registered for Student Government
Spring elections reached double
digits Monday.
The Support Party and the Block
Party applied for the race, bringing
the total number of parties either ap-
proved or nearing approval to 11.
Sen. Rebecca Guerra is listed as
the party president of Support a
name introduced during the Phoenix
Party nominating convention last
week by lobbying director Robert
Mack. Katie Coleman is listed as the
party's treasurer. Guerra could not
be reached for comment.
The Block Party, headed by Xavier
Navarro, registered last week and
plans to run a full executive ticket.
Navarro is running for Student;
Body president, Roy Arias will run


for vice president, and Peter Flores
for treasurer.
No senators have been chosen
yet.
The Block Party plans to
increase involvement by get-
ting- every student involved
in at least one campus group.
Flores said he would like all dorms
to be air conditioned to improve
campus life.'
No party events are scheduled.
So far, Access, Block, Gator,-
Impact, Keg, Mad Hatters, Phoenix,
Progress, Strike Force, Student
Alliance and Support all have reg-
istered.
While the Phoenix name remains
registered, the party, which changed
its name to Impact last week, will not
run any candidates in the election.

-STEPHEN MAGRUDER


STUDENT LIFE


Semester at Sea students ride rogue wave to Hawaii


E. AMONG THE 700 STUDENTS ON
THE BOAT WAS A UF SOPHOMORE.

By LEAH COCHRAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students studying abroad on the Semester
at Sea program have taken a detour to Hawaii,
thanks to a wave.
A 50-foot rogue wave hit the ship hold-
ing nearly 700 college students, including
UF sophomore Tana Bleser, Jan. 26. The wave
Disabled three of the 591-foot Motor Vessel
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were injured, according to a release.
S"A 50-foot wave crashed over the bow and
shattered the window of the bridge where the
captain steers the ship from, which is pretty
important," Bleser said.
The ship was en route to Japan from
Vancouver, Canada, when it encountered
winds gusting up to 50 mph and 35-foot seas,
about 650 miles south of Adak, Alaska.
Because Intemet-based communication
was down, most of Bleser's friends and family
heard about it on the news first, including her
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newscast drew attention from my co-workers
who told me," Sandra Bleser said. "Of course,
I kept missing the newscasts on television, but
I went online to get information right away."
Rogue waves are fairly common, said Ellen
Martin, who teaches oceanography at UE.
"No one really knows hqw ,they form,"
Martin said. "One theory is that waves are
created by two different weather fronts, and
when they interact, they add together to form
a big iave. It's like in a bathtub when you are
sloshing the water and one crest hits the other,
and together they are bigger."
After the wave hit, students had to rely on
a few satellite phones others possessed to get


in touch with their families.
"Tana called and just briefly said that she
was fine and that she would be in touch as soon
as she could," Sandra Bleser said.
The ship made it to Honolulu, Hawaii on
Jan. 31 escorted by the U. S. Coast Guard with
two working engines, one of which had to be
restarted at sea. It will stay there for repairs.
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By BRIAN HAGEN
Alligator Writer
bhagen@alligator.org

Getting Gainesville bars'closing
times changed to 3 a.m. crept an-
other minute closer to reality as
Student Government's Safety and
Fair Entertainment Committee, or
SAFE, discussed Monday night
how to convince city government
and residents that the city would
be safer.
SAFE will be assembling a
mission statement, statistics and
talking points Sunday at 5 p.m.
in preparation for meetings next
week with UF administration and
Sthe Gainesville
Public Safety
Commission.
"We need
to target the
above-30 crowd,
letting them
know that we
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Goldberg are responsible,"
said Joe Goldberg, SAFE president
and Student Body presidential
candidate.
According to SAFE's pro-
posal, though no alcohol would
be served during the extra hour,
drunk driving, violence and crime
would be lessened, and police
would have smaller crowds to
handle, Goldberg said.
The group also discussed start-
ing and ending the Later Gator bus
service an hour later to accommo-
date new bar hours.
When Goldberg and Chris
Aimstead, SAFE law-enforcement
director, initially made their pro-
posal last month, Public Safety
Committee members worried that
drug abuse and raves that necessi-
tated the current 2 a:m. bar closing
time would re-emerge.
S"Ecstasy and raves were a fad,
and that's what we need to focus
on," Goldberg said.
To promote responsibility, SAFE
is proposing education of young
drinkers through public service
announcements and drink coasters
with alcohol-awareness messages.
Beer and liquor distributors also
will be approached to participate.
"Bar owners and businesses
aren't really policing their own
selves," Aimstead said. "We need
commitment from the bar owners
to police their bars." :
Gainesville Police and local bar
and restaurant owners have yet to
voice their opinions on the pro-
posed time extension, Goldberg
said.
SAFE's proposal will be pre-
sented for further discussion at
the UF meeting Feb. 16 regard-
ing alcohol policies as well as a
Public Safety Committee meeting
Feb. 17.


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Editorial


Budget blunder

Plan to reduce the deficit

harms needed programs
Continuing his trend of taking one step forward and
then one, step back, President Bush has outlined a bud-
get designed to cut the deficit in half by 2009 a plan
that calls for cuts in funding for numerous domestic programs
and ignores some pricey extras.
Bush's $2.57-trillion budget for 2006 includes cuts to, or
outright elimination of, about 150 programs, including reduc-
tions in 12 of 23 major government agencies.
Though the budget hardly is a "hoax on the American
people," as House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi de-
scribed it, it's true the budget offers little consideration of the
president's favored issues: privatization of Social Security,
military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the perma-
nent establishment of his temporary tax cuts. Resolving these
issues will not be-cheap, and their exclusion leaves the validity
of the entire budget in question.
Some aspects of the budget likely will have trouble finding
support even among Republicans, especially the major cuts to
the Department of Agriculture. Bush looks to save over $8 mil-
lion through these reductions, which include a 10-percent cut
in discretionary spending, reductions in'subsidies for farmers
and a $1.1-million cut in food-stamp payments.
Disturbingly, 48 of the 150 programs that are projected to
receive cuts or outright elimination are in the Department of
Education. Bush's claims that the current system is ineffec-
tive may be true, but decreasing funds is perhaps the worst
possible way to correct this deficiency. In particular, the $1.5-
billion high school performance program is insultingly low
especially when it sits next to the proposed $419 billion for
Department of Defense spending.
Also receiving cuts are veterans and healthcare programs,
including reductions to Medicaid, as well as other reductions
and eliminations of healthcare programs for needy citizens.
Bush is counting on a strong and expanding economy to
back up this budget, and he will need it if his plan is to be suc-
cessful. In particular, the president's insistence on continuing
his tax cuts must provide noticeable dividends if they are to be
worthwhile and if he is going to convince opponents that
they aren't simply-a way of pandering to his rich supporters.
He says the; cuts will stimulate the economy by causing citi-
zens to spend more, but it remains to be- seen if this boost will
justify this allocation of funds that could have been used to
lessen the degradation of domestic programs.
The success or failure of the budget also is contingent
upon the support it receives from Congress. The plan will lose
much of its effectiveness if Bush's proposed cuts don't make.
it through the Legislature which easily could happen. Few
of his cuts and eliminations from last year's budget were ap-
proved, causing a dearth in funds for the programs that were
increased. In fact, many of the proposals in the budget are
similar to proposals that Congress has denied in past years.
Taken as a whole, the cuts outlined in the budget present a
stark contrast to the increased amounts that will be spent on
programs with a higher profilebut less effect on the standard
of living of the average American. While the president's intent
to sterr the expansion of government spending is noble, de-
creasing funds to essential domestic programs is not the way
to go about it.
If Bush wants a slimmer budget that everyone can get be-
hind, he needs to divert moner away from his pet projects and
toward the less glamorous programs that need it the most.


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W e find ourselves fixed in a generational struggle
between the young and the old. The political bat-
tle du jour concerns the future of Social Security,
and the options are clear: Do nothing to save the failing
program or make an attempt to restructure the system
to which many Americans have contributed. The entitle-
ments that worked for our grandparents will not work for
our parents and will not exist for us. Social Security as it
stands today will be long bankrupt when the time comes
for our generation to retire. The President offers a solution
to the problem, while-the loyal opposition simply denies
the existence of the impending Social Security crisis.
While the programs our grandparents and, in time,
our parents, rely on for retirement supplements flounder
financially, we must look ahead toward a future without
Social Security. As we continue using outdated formulas
and antiquated perceptions of retirement, we doom the
system.
As the program stands, three workers support each
beneficiary of Social Security. This system is unstable be-
cause of the low ratio of workers to beneficiaries and, as
our parents age, the ratio only will decrease. I've already
paid into the system, but, with each paycheck I receive, I
realize I'll never see the money taken from my paycheck
again. Social Security simply can't handle the aging of
Americans.
Too often, I hear people say Social Security simply
doesn't provide enough to pay the rent and the monthly
grocery bill. While older Americans are given monthly
supplements to their income, Social Security was never
meant to be the sole source of income for any American.
We all hope to spend bur "golden years" living comfort-
ably, but it is not the responsibility of the government to
finance the needs, for which we have failed to plan.
Social-welfare programs have long been a topic of fiery
debate as Americans discuss the merits of.government
programs that provide for those who cannot provide for


themselves. We've forgotten that
Social Security was designed to
*.z Z supplement retirement savings; it
was not meant to be the sole com-
ponent of a retirement nest egg.
While we will continue to
Allison Cullin debate the nature of government
Strategery Sessions entitlements, the current battle is
Str y S s over the reform of a failing pro-
letters@alligator.org gram. Democrats are in denial as
to the sustainability of the system.
The current age of retirement, the
shift in wages and the rise in life expectancy have left
current Social Security guidelines in the past. We cannot
continue to base current entitlements on standards and
expectations. Without change, Social Security will be in
the red in just 13 years.
Privatization may or may not be the answer to the
Social Security dilemma. Ordinary Americans will be
given the chance to define their financial futures as they
invest in their own retirements. With the President's priva-
tization plan, Americans easily can opt out of the personal
savings accounts.
Our generation would be wise to look toward retire-
ment expecting nothing from the government. Careful
investment and steady savings will provide a more
secure future than any promise that the Social Security
Administration makes. Retirement saving is too important
to trust to the federal government.
Without change, the viability of the Social Security sys-
tem has an expiration date of 2018.
We now face the choice between ownership and denial.
It's clear that the attempt being made by the Bush admin-
istration is a step in the right direction.
Allison Cullin is a political science and economics sopho-
more. Her column appears on Tuesday.


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Guest Column

U.S. troops deserve recognition and respect


T his is an open letter to the American
troops:
There are no words that can de-
scribe the amount of respect, love and honor
I hold for you. You have taken up the most
courageous service possible, and your duty
in protecting our homeland is cherished by
all. My thoughts and prayers are with you
always. I believe that you are true heroes,
Sand your sacrifice does not go without im-
mense appreciation. The task you take on
now undoubtedly will leave you a special
place in history, but news coverage often
doesn't report about the positive contribu-
tions you are making.
During President Bush's State of the
Union Address on Wednesday, he intro-
duced Janet and William Norwood and
talked about their son, Marine Corps Sgt.
Byron Norwood of Pflugerville, Texas.
Byron Norwood died during the assault on


David Ruiz Fallujah, Iraq.
Speaking Out "Ladies and gentle-
men, with grateful
hearts we honor freedom's defenders and
our military families, represented here this
evening by Sergeant Norwood's mom and
dad, Janet and Bill Norwood," Bush said.
Safia Taleb al-Suhail, leader of the Iraqi
Women's Political Council, displayed a,
peace sign as other guests applauded dur-
ing the speech. The moment when Janet
Norwood and al-Suhail embraced was ex-
tremely touching and almost brought me to
tears. Even President Bush seemed to tear
up: This is proof.to me he doesn't take his
duties lightly and has wonderful compas-
sion.
On Jan. 30, the Iraqi people demonstrated
their commitment to democracy by holding
the first free and fair election in generations.
Now begins the process of organizing the


Transitional- National Assembly, forming a
government and drafting and ratifying a
permanent constitution that will be the basis
of a fully democratic Iraq.
On Oct. 9, the Afghan people made his-
tory by holding their first direct presidential
election with both men and women voting.
They also adopted a constitution that pro-
tects the rights of all, while honoring their
nation's most cherished traditions. The
.-\fyha'i people have proven to the world
there is a yearning among people every-
where for democracy and freedom.
Thanks to the American men and women
in uniform, people around the world are
experiencing what the United States was
founded upon: freedom. Your service and
commitment truly are an inspiration to
all. May you be guided and protected by a
power greater than ourselves.
DavidRuiz is a political science senior.


Editor's note
It has come to our attention
that, a guest column by Erik
Maza in yesterday's Alligator
plagiarized from an article en-
titled "A child learns a harsh
lesson in politics" by Julie
Salamon from Saturday's edi-
tion of the New York Times.
Maza later admitted to
using concepts and wording
from the article. As he had
written to us before without
incident, we did not question
the column's originality.
Had we known about
the problem beforehand, we
would not have printed the
column.


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W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.
332-7700.4-20-71-2

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
SUN KEY
376-6720 4-20-71-2
**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
4-20-71-2

Free Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
& DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
Now 372-9913 4-20-71-2

Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
1BR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
4-20-71-2.

HOUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
630 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
Ig screened porch, fenced backyard'$1200
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.-
4-20-71-2
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo.' M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All util. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 2-14-35-2

Up to 1 month FREE rent!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 &3BR apts
Avail'Aug. Special from $320/person. Lofts,
hrdwd firs & more. Going fast! Call 376-6223
TrimarkProperties.com 4-20-71-2

'Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
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*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 3BR/1BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
Available March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
4-20-70-2
Have Roommates?
3BR/2BA House $950
.Only You?
1BR/1BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-'-

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 APTSI Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @'$525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
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lomes. 2BR, privacy fence, modern ap-
iliances, ceiling fans, SW Private owner,
)lease leave detailed message. $375-525/
no 331-2099 2-17-30-2

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Located right behind Florida Bookstore
Plenty of FREE PARKING!

FREE Apartment & Housing
Locator Service

Call 352-376-4493 or visit
www.theleasingconnection.com
1-31-56-2

3BR across from UF
Avail Fall, From $385 per BR.
Vaulted ceilings, laundry,
Breakfast bar, pets ok. *
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
i-20-69-2

WOOD FLOORS at UF
1&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ WID
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
www.ufhome.com
1-20-69-2

115 STEPS FROM CAMPUSIII
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
4-20-69-2

!BR/1.5BA 5-10 min bike ride to med or UF.
\lI new carpet, W/D, DW, stove. No smk,
)ets, 239-898-9317 1038 B off SW 6 St on
:Oth Ln. $600/mo 3-7-38-2


i MONTH LEASE! 2BR/1.5BA
)uplex, walk to UF, CH/AC,
'495/rent, 805 NW 3rd Avenue
;arl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Mww ,TirlingtonRealEstate.com 2-11-24-2

DOWNTOWNN LOCATION! 3BR/2BA
Nood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
)en, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
'arl Turlington Real Estate; Inc. 372-9525
vww.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-11-24-2

,HEAP RENT! 2BR/1.5BA
//d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
i320 NW 20th Court
'arl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
vww.TurlngtonRealEstate.com 2-11-24-2

WALK TO UF
Studio $335/mo
1BR $400/mo
2BR $695/mo
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387.
www.gore-rabell.com
1-20-68-2

**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 0* $650/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft 0.$550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 0.376-2507
1-20-63-2


** 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
1-20-63-2


IBR/2BA HOUSE. Close to UF & Santa Fe.
File floors, Berber carpet, all appliances incl.
Privacy fenced-in yard. $1050/mo. Call 215-
)987 2-14-21-2

3EROIUS STUDENTS ONLY. New 3BR/
!BA house, 2 car garage in brand new sub-
livision close to UF & SFCC. All appliances
51300/mo Negotiable based on length of
ease. Call 215-9987 2-14-21-2


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Threesomes Welcome!
All the space you need only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
4-20-60-2

Haile Plantation Laurel Park. 3BR/2BA
Beautiful home. Quiet-neighborhood. Great
running trails. $1200/mo Avail 3/1. Bruce
246-3690 2-25-26-2

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
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-11-15-2

S*NOW PRE-LEASING*
1BR $699-- 2BR $839 3BR $999
$99 dep. Full size W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Center!
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
4-20-59-2


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-
3704 2-8-10-2

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

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/lbath 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.
2-9-10-2 -


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

3 BR/2 BA HOUSE
close to UF/Shands. Available now. $950/
mo lst/last/sec.3309 NW 18th St 352-284-
5119 2-10-10-2

DUCKPOND'AREA Cute 3BR/1BA cent
H/AC, fireplace, W/D hk-up, DW, tile & wood
floors 731 NE 9th St $850/mo 316-1637 2-
25-20-2
.-.
BIKE TO HANDS & VET SCHOOL!
*Spacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
* 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
* 4BR 3BA, terrazzo.floors, washer/dryer,
fehced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW 20th
Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-11-10-2

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
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-11-10-2

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
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-11-10-2


. AVAIL-AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house. Large
house with large bedrooms, game room,
wash/dry included, dishwasher, large living
room. 2100 NW 8th Ct. Call for directions
339-2342 $1325/m 2-9-8-2


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

AVAILAUG 1: 4bed/2bath house close to
campus, wash/dryer, fireplace, wood floors,
-dishwasher, private backyard. $1525/m
1105 NW 10th Ave. call 339-2342 Nice
house. 2-9-8-2


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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-
10-2

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
4-20-71-2

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-

***CASABLANCA EAST***
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


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
2-9-5-2

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, see dep. Call Casey to 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-
0080 2-9-5-2

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
2-9-5-2

LARGE 2BR/2BAAPT. Close to campus.
Available Feb to Aug. $550/mo. Call 386-
871-7184 2-16-10-2

* 373-2505 1BR 207 NE Blvd $470
* 2BR 318 NE 2nd Ave $600 202 NW
12 Terr Cottage $600 0 3BR 0 1120 SW
1st Ave $1100 202 NW 12 Terr $900 *
.HOUSES 0 3BR 0 109 SW 24th St. $1275
* 2250 W Univ Ave $1500 1616 NW 31
PI 2BR $700 P Mendoza Realty check for.
move in discounts 2-8-3-2

3BR/2BA, family room' fireplace, vaulted
ceilings, screened porch, garage, 1.5 acres.
Great country.location. Min from Shands/VA/
Vet School. 7810 SW 100th PI. 352-284-
5119 $950 w/disc. 1st/last/sec. 2-10-5-2

***WALK TO CAMPUS***
Available now. 2BR/2BA apt off of NW 17th
St. 3 blks from campus. W/D hookup, DW,
All pets ok. $500/mo. No dep.'Call 352-219-
5323 2-17-10-2

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4-20-50-2

2BR/1.5BA townhome, W/D, DW, new a
ances, on bus route, NS, no pets, $650/r
Call 352-335-0455 2-10-5-2

AVAILABLE MAY! Downtown 1BR1BA,
CH/AC, water included, $415/rent,
411 SW 2nd Street #3
Carl Turlingotn Real Estate; Inc. 372-9
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-11-i


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WALK TO UF!
Studio apt 8 blocks to campus. Wood floors/
large windows. $395/mo Call 352-284-9610
Avail @ immediately! 2-18-10-2

STUDIO APT 12 min to Shands/UF. For
serious person. New const/appliances, W/D,
sm pet ok. Near Lake Wauberg. $400/mo.
352-215-0396. See to appreciate 2-14-5-2.

,**AVAILABLE NOW**
2BR/1BA HAILE HOUSE
2BR/1BA BRANDYWINE
Call 665-4106 Charlene 2-21-10-2

ONE BR APT FOR RENT
Minutes to campus, private patio, walk-in
closet, kitchen, bathroom, free parking.$350/
mo. Sublease until Aug. Call 407-496-9566
2-9-2-2

Very clean condo 2BR/2.5BA, 5 min to UF,
10 min to Shands, cent AC, DW, W/D, cable,
internet, pool, $800/mo 352-472-9778, 305-
299-3485, sbayer@bellsouth.net 2-14-5-2

ROCKWOOD VILLAS
3BR/3 full baths. End unit, W/D, recently
renovated. $795/mo. Call 407-578-2721
2-14-5-2


2BR IBAApts, $500-525/Mo
5 BIks to UF! 840 Sq. Ft.
829 SW 5th Avenue. St. Croix Apts Central H
&Air, Inclds Wtr, Swg, Pst Ctrl, Garbage. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 2-11-4-2

2BR 1BR Apts 1-Block to UF
New Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht
1216 SW 3rd Avenue. $540/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2-11-4-2

2BR 1BA Apt. 1 Block to UF.
Central H & Air, Tile Floors
1236 SW.lstAve. $575/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2-11-4-2

2BR 2BA in WOODSIDE VILLAS
7200 SW 8th Avenue $620/Mo
Pool, Clubhouse etc. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 2-11-4-2

2BR 1BAApt. Terazzo Floors
Window A/C, Nat Gas HT
2 Blks to UF. $510/MO
1508 NW 4th Ave. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 372-1494 2-11-4-2

1BR 1BA BIkto UFI
1236 SW 4th Avenue
Carpet, Central H &Air. Laundry
On site $515/Mo Includes Utilities
Call Merrill Management Inc.'372-1494
2-11-4-2


Subleases


Apartments Sublets & Roommates
.All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
WWW.SUBLET.COM 4-20-71-3

BEST DEAL IN GAINESVILLE
$350 for 1BR .in a 2BR/2BA apt. Call 352-
318-5438 2-22-30-3

Cheap & 2 min to UF
Avail Now. $350/mo incl utils. Call 514-5733.
2-11-20-3

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
2-16-20-3


WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo
Now til Aug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all
included! 2-27-3-3

Two bedroom/two full bath
Sublease available immediately
Seven month sublease
Homestead Apartments.
Call 338-1588/283-3885 add'I info 2-8-10-3

SUMMER sublease @ Campus Club!
Everything incl: maid svc, all utils, cable,
ethernet & more. NO FEES! $400/mo. May
1-Aug 5. Female only. Please call 352-262-
5995 2-8-10-3

SUBLEASING APT. I'm moving to NYC! 1
BR/1 BA in 3 BR/3 BA apt. Willing to give
away living rm furniture to the subleaser.
$473mo utils incl. Completely furnished.
352-258-6775 2-10-10-3

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 BR avail 2/12 in University Commons fum
4 BR apt. $385/mo incl elect. FEB RENT
FREE! We pay all.start up fees + give you
$200 CASH upon signing lease! Please call
540-785-9404 or email kampertwo@aol.com
2-9-5-3


1 BR-apt, close to KashNKarry on 34th St.
Take over lease 2/15 to 4/30, renewal option.
$409/mo. Feb rent,.transfeF-fees paid by me.
Keep sec dep. Pool, pets welcome. Call Erik
262-1551 2-11-7-3

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-
sonal bath in 3/3 apt. Incl all utils. Furniture
avail. Call Stacey 352-336-1968 2-9-5-3

***AVAILABLE NOW***
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

2BR/2BA apt sublet. New beige carpet. All
appliances incl & W/D. Close to UF in quiet
neighborhood. $550/mo. Call Rodney 317-
1536 2-11-6-3

I'LL GIVE U $200 TO MOVE IN!
2/1 In Beval Apts. Incl. W/D hkup, new car-
pet, excell cond. Rent valued $520, u pay
$499/mo. Avail 2/28-7/31, can renew. Call
256-0501 2-10-5-3


***WALK TO CAMPUS***
Available now. 2BR/2BA apt off of NW 17th
St. 3 blks from.campus. W/D hookup, DW,
All pets ok. $500/mo. No-dep. Call 352-219-
5323 2-17-10-3

SANTA FE POINTE 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA.
All utils incl. $400/mo. 1st month FREE.
SSublease until Aug 15th. Call 954-536-8010
2-10-5-3


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OXFORD MANOR 1BR/1BA, walk-in-closet,
private bath in 2BR/2BA furn, all util incl
$512/mo neg. Feb free. Female. Sublease
until 7/05. 904-571-8337

1br/lbath of 2br/2bath util, cable, internet
incl. Furn or unfurn avail. $535/month in the
Cambridge. Call Aaron @ 352-258-5465 or
e-mail aspen82@ufl.edu 2-11-5-3

1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt furn, liv rm, kit,
laundry, W/D, pool, tanning, clubhouse, b-
ball, tennis. FEB FREE. $400/mo incl elec,
water, garbage, NO activity fees. 786-554-
9339 2-18-10-3

2BR/2.5BA apt for sublease. Only $560/mo,
1050 sq ft, dep pd, pet dep pd. Move in by
April 1st. 1st month's rent will move you in.
For more info call 352-363-0084 2-14-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
,Qobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-20-71-4


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-
9778 2-9-25-4

Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
www.METROROOMMATES.com
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4




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Debora Karen

Toole

White Female
(DOB 03/05/65); 5'06",
140 Ibs, Blonde Hair,
Green Eyes


Wanted for:
Felony violation of probation
warrant for resisting an officer
with violence.

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CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP


M/F NS Grad student/professional Wanted to
rent furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5 mi
to Shands. Kitchen, LR, laundry $425+ utils
336-5450 or 954-646-1341 2-15-20-4

Avail NOW Great location 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA, washer and dryer, high speed internet,
$308/mo + util. Females only, please call
Lauren @ 352-799-3726 Lv message. 2-
11-22-4

2 ROOMMATES NEEDED in spacious 4/2
HOUSE by law school. Master BR $450 or
other BR $350 utils. AD, W/D. Call 850-
510-4063 or 352-328-4633,2-16-20-4

1 Male roommate wanted to share 4BR
house w/3 guys. Only .7 mi from campus @
2 NW 29th St.-Pets ok. $275/mo + utils. No
lease or dep. 745-6017 2-9-10-4

Large furnished BR in 3BR house w/ den,
porch, W/D, off Archer Rd. Bike to campus.
NS female, grad, professional or quiet stu-
dent pref, $210/mo. Call 373-0357 2-8-5-4


Student in 2BR/2BA looking for friendly M/F
near Tower/Newberry. $350/mo + util. W/D,
TV incl. Mike @ 352-514-1852 2-8-5-4


Female roommate needed. 1BR available in
2BR/2.5BA condo. $425/mo + 1/2 utils.. W/D,
cent A/C. sec dep. Kensington North condo;
352-379-3497 2-10-7-4

M/F roommate. Furnished except bedroom.
Private bathroom. On-site gym, pool, and hot
,tub. $274/month. Call Katy 813-966-7998
2-15-9-4

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.
2-9-5-4

Unfurn rm in huge 4/3 house 1.4. mi to UF.
NW 6th St, big TV, pool table, W/D, cent AC,
DW, hi-spd inet, big yard, $350 + 1/4 util
avail. Now call Dmitriy 373-7231 2-10-5-4

Quiet Female Roommate Wanted. 2Bd/2Bth
in Treehouse Village. W/D in unit. Bus every
10 min. Two small pools and workout room.
$290/month and split bills. 213-2458 2-10-
4-4

Roommate needed $200 mo (+$200 refund-
able deposit) +1/2 utl. Furnished 2BR/2BA.
Must be able to pass a background check.
(352)335-6274 2-10-4-4


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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
352-373-2728 4-20-71-5


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-
825.6 4-20-71-5


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
352-235-1576 2-25-25-5


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Male grad/mature stu for small furnished apt
for 1 person only on side of private home, no
pets, clean, quiet, patio, 1 mi from UF, avail'
Jan 1. $400 w/util incl. On bus line. 378-2016
2-11-5-4


Roommate wanted in a 2BR/2BA apt w/22 yr
old female. $320/mo + $150 sec dep + utils.
Call 352-870-7670, 352-377-0295. Avail
now. 2-11-5-4


Female roommate needed. Master BR w/pvt
BA,.W/D, hi-speed web, $240/mo + 1/3 utils.
Call 352-331-8446 Iv. mssg. 2-14-5-4


Room for rent in 2BR/1.5BA private condo
$350 reserved parking W/D big screen TV,
great location on Archer Rd, rent without
summer for $450, No pets 871-5328 2-14-
5-4



SReal 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


BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
352-377-98464-20-71-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
serl Can deliver. Retail $1400. Sacrifice
$399 352-372-749014-20-71-6

BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
20-71-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
71-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $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
4-20-71-6

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-
71-6


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
$490Qn sets $89gSingle sets $39OKing
sets $99OFrom estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
BED King size redwood shaker style frame
w/ king mattress & box. Great condition
$425/OBO. Call 352-281-6191 2-8-5-6 -


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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.
www.AComputerGeek.com 8-23-170-7


LIVE THE LUXURY OF
LOFTS OASIS!
Manhattan/S. Florida loft style condos.
SBrand new, spacious floorplans, 2/2.5,
3/3.5, 1400 sq ft, 18 ft windows, exposed
ductwork, polished floors. On bus rt
Close to campus/Archer Rd. Take advan-
tage of pre-construction prices. Call Matt
Price at Campus Realty Today, 281-3551
or visit www.loftsoasis.com 2-15-10-5

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
Group 2-15-10-5

TIRED OF RENTING?
Let me help you find a house or condo to call
your own. Call Brett Wherry at 352-412-8662
Century 21 Classic Properties 352-376-2433
x 20 2-18-11-5

Condo Countryside at UF.'4BR/4BA. Close
to UF, W/D, tiles kitchen, pool & gym. 3rd
floor. Quiet location. $176,000 Call 352-332-
3755 2-14-5-5


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BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil-
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new,
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372-
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6


DISCOUNT HI-FI
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
4-20-71-8

$10! TV's, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES
Police Seized! From $101 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


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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


For Sale


PARKING:
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 Apltrodisia
Beverage. 0 calories, 0 sugar w/relaxing
aphrodiciac herbs. Students using it nation-
wide. Buy/sell it. www.aphrodisiabeverage.c
om or dary333@yahoo.com 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
2-9-5-10 ,


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*G'ville Computer Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
71-7

COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7

LAPTOP REPAIR
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7

"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-20-71-7





Compute/Intenet 352.219.2980
4-20-66-7

GATORNERD.COM
-computer/laptop repair
- networks, wireless, virus
- we BEAT all prices!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7


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**ROSES -VALENTINE'S'SPECIAL **
Visit us Feb 12-14'@ SW Archer Rd/ SW
34th St Amoco &/or 6900 NW 8th Ave
(Newberry Shell Station across from Oaks
Mall) $25/doz $15/1/2doz. Vases also. 352-
235-0033 2-14-6-10

Come see whats new! GCM thrift shops
downtown 238 SW 4th Ave, NW 5001 NW
34th St. Get more bang for your $! New items
daily Mon Sat 378-3654 4-20-43-10


SMotorcycles; Mopeds)

** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-20-71-11

Swamp Cycles
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
www.swampcycles.com 4-20-70-11

*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW 67th Place
352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on
website. 4-20-50-11

SCOOTER FOR SALE $650
2002 Blue Sinski. Great condition! Call Matt
352-246-61.30 2-10-5-11


1992 BUl
2004 MOPED $900 w/gray int
& other ne
Call Rob for more info 561-818-2077 2- 318-7707
11-5-11
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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or notlI
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12.

CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
T':ayoi.a, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-20-71-12

**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
4-20-71-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-20-71-12

Best Cars Lowest Prices
www.39thaveimports.com
4-20-71-1212

94 Del Sol Civic 5sp $3995
96 Accord LX 4dr $4495
97 Civic 2drAT $4995
99 Civic 4dr AT $5995
GATORIDES 318-0813
4-20-71-12

*HEADLINERS SAGGING?*
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142.
4-20-71-12

$500! Police Impounds!
Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas, etc.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 3-7-
39-12

SUN CITYAUTO 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 fitrnce anyone! $2000 discount off
finance price. More than 150 vehicles in
stock. Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-1


SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & upl Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
338-1999 4-20-63-12


GATORMAX USED CARS
Buy, Sell, Trade.
We Finance. 495-9500
gatormax.net
2-18-20-12


95 ACURA INTEGRA SE
88k, excellent cond, dk green, w/ tan leather
int., new tires &A/C in '04. $7000/OBO. Call
352-375-0540 2-8-5-12

2001 Daewoo Leganca CE
Excellent condition, 32k miles, factory war-
ranty, pwr package, 4-dr. Call Gaby 352-378-
3953 2-8-5-12

'88 Honda Accord $699
'86 Buick LeSabre $799
'88 Toyota Corolla $899
'90 Acura Legend $999
(352)338-1999 4-20-45-12

'90 Chevy Lumina Van $1499
'93 Chevy Blazer $1499
'90 Ford F-150 $2499
'93 Chrystler New Yorker $1999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12

FORD THUNDERBIRD 1996 V8 107k mi
blue/green well kept, drives well all power.
Reduced $3600 215-2039 2-14-5-12


CK 'SKYLARK 98k 4dr, turquoise
erior, new tires, brakes, fuel pump
w parts. Cold air $2200, cell#352-
2-11-4-12


Wanted


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY. 373-9243 4-20-71-13

On-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
2-22-70-13

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



Help Wanted.

This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-20-71-14

Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4

CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $200. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-20-71-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now!
4-20-71-14


Students in Accounting, Aviation, Bisiness/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at wwwgleim.com/
employment 4-20-68-14


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
4-20-71-14


$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
20-71-14


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
Mon-Fri 4-20-71-14


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14


SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-20-71-14


AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
352-367-4608. www.aicscompanies.com
4-20-83-14


Mortgage lender has sales positions avail
for college students seeking prof work exp.
$8-9/hr + bonus. No exp req'd, flex hrs. Apply
in person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900 SW 34
St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)4-20-
70-14


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-
19-14


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.
www.sealswimschool.com 2-10-20-14



DOMINO'S PIZZA
World's largest pizza delivery company now
hiring
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers

$9-$14/hr
All you need is a reliable car & a very posi-
tive attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's
locations in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14


Summer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
for Graduate Hall Directors, Staff Resource
Assistants and Judicial Assistant in the
Department of Housing and Residence
Education. Graduate Hall Directors reside in
his/her area of responsibility, and supervise,
develop, and direct the staff under his/her
responsibility. The number of staff varies by
area, as well as the number of residents liv-
ing in the hall. The Staff Resource Assistants
develop and facilitates programming and
resources for residence life staff. The Judicial
Assistant works with various aspects of the
judicial program. Applicants must be admit-
ted to graduate school., enrolled for 9-12
hours, and have some organized group living
experience. The beginning salary is $3,420
each semester based on 9.5 months of work.
An on-campus apartment, fully fumished with
all utilities, local telephone, and basic cable
service is provided. Application deadline (for
priority consideration): Friday, February 18,
2005. Contact Kathy Smith at the Housing
Office, 392-2171 ext 10139 2-18-33-14

Attention Smokers!
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to the psychol-
ogy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
4-20-63-14

DRIVERS NEEDED
gatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
$8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule.
Call Dave for info: 379-9600 2-18-25-14

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed.
Gatorfood.com is looking for responsible,
enthusiastic people. City geography knowl-
edge, customer svc. exp. helpful. For more.
info call David 379-3663 2-18-25-14

02B Kids searching for energetic and en-
thusiastic pre-school teachers for all 02B
locations. Experience preferred, will train.
FT/PT positions. Avail. Apply at any location.
2-8-15-14

CASH
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or.call 392-7754 for more info.
4-20-63-14

MARY POPPINS: Where are you?
FT NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
4 jobs avail TODAY: Great $$$ for exp.
Noah's Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 2-25-37-
14

PT/FT NANNIES NEEDED .
Good $ for exp: grad stud. welcomed bkgd
ck: 12 REAL $$ jobs avail NOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14 -

NANNIES MORNING SHIFT
Several positions availabel for
Part Time, good $$$$$ MNOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14

$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT No
experience necessary; For more info call
386-462-9301 2-17-20-14

CRUISE LINE
Entry level on-board positions available.
Great benefits. Seasonal or year-round. 941-
329-6434 2-17-20-14

Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
352-378-4156 2-17-20-14

SUMMER JOBS
* $2100
* 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. 4-20-58-1


SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for responsible, enthusiastic people.
City geography knowledge, customer service
exp helpful. For more info call David 379-
3663 2-18-19-14

PART TIME WORK
30 Openings!
Great pay, flex sche'ds, sales/svc
All ages 18+, conditions apply
335-1422 Earnparttime.com
2-14-27-14

GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey
www.moneyforsurveys.com 2-21-20-14

FUN INTERNSHIPS NOWIII
Enhance your resume and job skills
Energetic students wanting to achieve
and succeed. All majors and years.
studyless@cox.net email us now.1
2-11-13-14


Cook, Sushi Chef
Chinese specialty FT/PT, call Green Sparrow
Chinese Restaurant (Haile Village Ctr) 352-
871-5771 2-10-10-14

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

LEASING AGENT needed for 90-unit apt
complex. Part-time, hours variable. Needed
every-other weekend. E-mail resume to
applicant27@cox.net 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-
18-15-14

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
3-21-30-14

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-
5-14

.GAG WRITER seeks ARTIST/
CARTOONIST to translate captions into
saleable cartoons/New Yorker, Playboy, etc.
Call 352-378-8353 2-8-5-14













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W 1 Help Wanted

GROUNDSKEEPER

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

Leasing Consultant

PT Position with local
Apt. Community- Energetic
Attitude & Cust. Service Exp.
Apply Paradigm Properties
220 N Main St 375-2152 2-8-5-14


Foreign language speaker wanted

CZECH or IRISH
Call Gallivan 352-337-2918 2-8-5-14

SERVER
for Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse
1624 SW 13th St.
Apply in person 1-4 pm. 2-3 days PT. 2-8-
5-14

CASHIER
PT 15 hrs/wk. $6/hr. Sat, Sun, Mon.
ADA'S CLOTHES REPAIR 284-2959 2-8-
5-14

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. PT,
evenings, computer & various tasks, send
resume to 6400 W. Newberry Rd, Suite 301,
Gainesville, FL 32605 2-16-10-14


Sl Help Wantedl Help Wanted


FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
Instruct 3rd thru 12th grade students from
any location; internet connection required;
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Sports
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2005


ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/sports


One on One

Freshman, dad disagree


on playing one another


By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
bapp@alligator.org

At 6-foot-8, 235 pounds, Al
Horford isn't scared of much.
Averaging a Southeastern
Conference-eighth-best 6.8
rebounds and" 1.37 blocks per
game, the Gators starting for-
ward has proved his readiness
for any challenge in his fresh-
man season.
His confidence grows as
he gobbles up double-digit
rebounding performances as
often as he convincingly snares
a basketball.
Still, one long-desired op-
portunity eludes him. And
perhaps he's finally ready.
Maybe now he can face his
ultimate challenge: his old man.
Big deal, right? Just push pops
around for a while, give him a
lesson on the not-so-attractive
aspects of aging and call it a
day.
Not exactly. At 7-foot-1 and
265 pounds, Horford's "old
man" has the ability. to ruin
just .about any youngster's af-
ternoon.
Eagerly awaiting his chance,


Horford claims never to have
played his father, Tito, one on
one.
"I'll play him any time,"
Horford said. "He won't play
me. You might want to ask him
why."-
But Tito, a former Miami
standout and three-year NBA
center, says it's for his son's
own benefit.
"It's going to be hard for
him to stop me on the inside,"
Tito said. "I don't think he's
ready to play me one on one
because he's going to struggle.
He knows better than that."
The father-son competition,
at least for the time being, is
safely relegated to non-physi-
cal games of "horse" whenever
the two meet.
"He just gets killed when we
play horse," Tito recalled. "He
never has a chance."
And so goes the trash-talk-
ing without any hope of settle-
ment in the immediate future.
But if statistics serve as any
indicator, Tito better not wait
much longer for his son to de-
velop. He may be in trouble.

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16


Matt Maiiiott Alligator Statf
UF forward Al Horford doesn't have any problem finding willing op-
ponents in the Southeastern Conference, but father Tito still won't
play the freshman one-on-one.


By IAN FISHER
Alligator Staff Writer
ifisher@alligator.org

Suspended UF linebacker Taurean
Charles, who tried to plead no contest
to misdemeanor culpable negligence in
December, will retry the same plea Feb.
21. JudgeLarry Turner did not approve the
plea in December, so Charles was back in
court on Monday.
Charles was accused of throwing a half-
full beer keg on a UF student at a party last
summer.
"We had a judge that was leaving the
bench who just didn't want to take the
time to go through it," said Robert Rush,
Charles' attorney. "And we want to go


through this very, very carefully because
we still don't agree on all the facts as to
what happened.
"But we have agreed
on a resolution in terms
of the plea is going to be
to a charge of culpable
negligence basically."
Rush and Charles both
hope to have everything
resolved after his 'next
Charles court date.
'I just want the judge to see all of the,
community service Taurean did while he
was out of football for a year," Rush said.
"He did a lot of commendable things. A
lot of people could've just transferred and
cried about it, but he didn't."


As far as getting back on the football
team, Charles is not sure yet. He said he
has not spoken with Athletics Director
Jeremy Foley yet. However, Charles said
he spoke to assistant coach "Doc" Holliday,
who was with N.C. State when Charles was
in high school and recruited him. Holliday
told Charles to take care of it and get back
for spring practices.
It's critical that both Rush and Charles
sit down and explain. everything to the
coaching staff, Rush said.
"Ouf of this .whole melee, this is the
only person who was charged- with any-
thing," Rush said: "We know other people
threw punches, we know that people were
punched, so when you're the biggest tar-
get, you're the easiest to identify."



Gators try


to upset


nemesis

If you have a minute to
spare, kindly answer this
one-question multiple-
choice pop quiz, sponsored by
Drew's Control.
A
rivalry
between
t w o
sports
teams is
defined
Andrew as
Abramson A A
Drew's Control fierce,
aabramson@alligator.org comple-
tive bout
with two
opponents of near equal status
where the outcome is always in
jeopardy.
B. A thorough beating,
performed repeatedly over, a
5-season span when one op-
ponent completely dominates
the other.
If you read the textbook I'll
give you credit for A, but the
UF-Kentucky rivalry, which
resumes tonight at 9 on ESPN,
has become answer B.
Where were you on March
4,2001? If you're a senior at UF,
you were likely in high school.
If you're a freshman at UF, you
were probably an eight-grader
investing in a large supply of
acne cream.
Yes, it's been nearly four
years and five seasons since UF
last defeated Kentucky on the
basketball court.
And they don't hook up
just once a year UF plays
Kentucky between two to three
times each season.
So don't you think, simply
by odds, it's time for the Gators
to win a game against the
Wildcats?
SJust days ago it seemed the
U.S. government would find
weapons of mass destruction
in Iraq before UF would defeat
Kentucky.
But then something strange
SEE CONTROL, PAGE 16'

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Men's basketball
Connecticut
Syracuse

Oklahoma
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74 59th double-double of her c
66 against Mississippi, breaking
entella Bonner's 17-year do
67 double mark for the UF won
79 basketball team.


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areer team in the nine-year history of the program tucky game, log on to alligator.org/sports.
g Qui- to start off the season with a 7-0 record, in- Be sure to check out what positions Urban
uble- cluding a win against then-No. 4 Oklahoma. Meyer assigned to his assistants, how he
nen's For more about UF's early-season success, women's golf team is doing in California and
be sure to pick up Wednesday's Alligator. a feature on pitcher Connor Falkenbach.


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Freshman's skills resemble those of NBA father


HOOPS, from page 15


Against then-No. 11 Alabama on
SatiEday, Horford tied his Dad's Feb. 27,
1987, performance with 18 rebounds, the
fourth-best single-game total ever in the
O'Connell Center.
Being careful not to concede any le-
verage to Horford, Tito, 21 at the time
of his rebounding exhibition against -the
Gators, said the difference between them
is h~y quickly his 19-year-old son has
emerged as a force in the paint.
"I never thought he would make such
a great accomplishment so early in his
freshman year," Tito said. "I would've
thought by his sophomore year, he'd be
a pretty decent rebounder."
But for some of Horford's frontcourt
teammates, his success comes as no sur-
prise.
As sophomore forward Chris Richard
recovered from knee surgery during
'the summer, with crutches in hand, he
would watch his teammates play pick-up
.games.
The teams were always the same the
.older guys versus the younger ones.
And according to Richard, watching
Horford work against senior David Lee
and fourth-year junior Adrian Moss was
all he needed to see.
"He didn't back from anybody,"
Richard. said. "He brought it everyday,
and I've been impressed since he got
here."
Still, there's a great difference between
jockeying for the respect of peers in a
pick-up game and holding your own for
40 minutes in the SEC.
"Going into the season, I really had


no idea," said Lee, regarding his expec-
tations of Horford. "You really never
know with the freshmen until you just
throw them in the fire and see what
happens."
Following the unexpected loss of
Moss to a bulging disc in his back,
'Horford braved the flames.
Horford broke out in his second game
as a starter against Eastern Kentucky,
earning his first career double-double
with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
The freshman
hasn't loosened his
grip on the starting
role since, largely due
to his capacity for
learning rapidly.
"Talent does not
make you effective in
Donovan any sport, it's a piece
to the puzzle that
gives you an opportunity," Coach Billy
Donovan said. "To me, what makes you
an effective athlete is your mentality and
mindset.
"The biggest thing with Al which
I've tried to get across to the rest of the
freshmen is that he is like a sponge.
He absorbs everything we say, and it
has helped him where he lacks in experi-
ence."
Horford's sponge-like mental ability
has surfaced in other aspects of his life
as well.
As a native of the Dominican Republic,
Spanish was his first language. But while
traveling with his father, Horford learned
English and Portuguese, a language in
which Tito said his son was once virtu-
ally fluent.
In addition to facilitating his cultural


diversity and allowing him to bond with
his roommate, fellow forward and
world traveler Joakim Noah, Horford's
Dominican background has afforded him
the opportunity to meet some great play-
ers of his country's real pastime.
Playing for the Milwaukee Bucks
in 1989, Tito said he often would visit
Sammy Sosa as the fellow San Pedro na-
tive played for the Chicago White Sox.
And while playing in Miami, Tito said
a young Alex Rodriguez would often
show up to watch.
Over time, Tito and his family forged
relationships with the Dominican big
leaguers.
Though the opportunity to informally
meet such guaranteed future hall-of-fam-
ers would likely highlight the childhood
experiences of even the mildest baseball
fan, ask Horford, and he'll respond with a
typically placid, even-keeled response.
"It was pretty cool."
But that's just his nature off the
floor. Never high, never low, he just
maintains.
A stark contrast from the high-re-
bounding, slam-dunking big man who
whipped the crowd into chanting his
name as he took the bench for the final
time Saturday.
"We are very similar,"'said Tito, who
was nicknamed the "the Intimidator" by
some while playing with the Hurricanes.
"Off the court, we're just big teddy
bears." -
Undoubtedly that cuddly demeanor
will quickly melt once the two finally
face off.
"I'll play him any time," Horford
said. "He won't play me. When you get
old, that's.what happens."


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happened on Saturday when the Gators
spanked Alabama in the ass and said, "Call
me daddy."
Now the Gators ride into majestic Rupp
Arena coming off an enormous victory but
carrying a giant orangutan on their back.
The names may constantly change on the
other side, but it's still the same old blue and
white which, for the Gators, has been more
black and blue in recent years. Just look at
some of the recent highlights.
2003: Ranked No. 1 for the first time in
school history just 24 hour earlier, lF trailed
by as much as 29 points, falling to Kentucky
70-55.
2004: Up 11 points with seven minutes
remaining, the Gators somehow managed to
lose by 3 and the losing streak lived on.
Later in 2004: An unguarded Ryan
Appleby travels at halfcourt. Enough said.
It sounds more like misery than rivalry,
and tonight, on national TV, the Gators have
an opportunity to improve to 7-2 in the SEC..
All it takes is one victory, two 20-minute pe-
riods of outplaying the opponent.
Sound easy? Not when the opponent has
beaten UF in seven consecutive games and
83 of 107 overall.
This year's Kentucky team is much like
its predecessors. Despite losing several key
players to graduation, Tubby Smith retooled
and the Wildcats are undefeated in the SEC.
Once again the Wildcats are beatable, yet
nobody, can beat them..I don't know which
team will win tonight, but I do know that all
streaks come to an end, and the Gators have
to defeat Kentucky sooner or later. Probably.


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