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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 96 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005
Ruined at Rupp Arena
MTHE GATORS FELL TO
KENTUCKY AGAIN, 69-66.
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
LEXINGTON, Ky. As
Coach Billy Donovan sat with
his elbows resting on his knees,
yelling into his clutched hands,
he knew what was coming.
He was all too familiar with
Rupp Arena, with its rabid fans
and its No. 6 Kentucky team.
And after watching his team
go to the brink of breaking its
four-year losing streak against
the Wildcats, he witnessed it
wash -away with one crowd-
David Lee and UF lost a 7-point halftime lead against Kentucky.
checks his bids
Tuesday after plac-
ing himself up for
auction on eBay as
a Valentine's Day
date. The highest
bid of the bunch
will be donated to
tsunami relief. See
story, pg. 10.
He knew it was coming. So
did the Gators.
"It was no surprise," said
junior guard Matt Walsh. "We
knew they were coming at 3
With the 69-66 loss, the
Gators (14-6, 6-3 Southeastern
Conference)- have fallen to
Kentucky eight times in as
The Wildcats overcame a
halftime deficit with a 13-3 sec-
ond-half run. With 13 minutes
remaining, Ravi Moss capped
the surge with a fast-break
layup off a behind the back
The run erased a 9-point
UF halftime lead, putting the
Wildcats ahead 47-45, and
awoke the dormant 24,191-
And after shooting 9 for
27 in the first half, Kentucky
recovered with a 55.7 per-
cent mark from the field. The
Wildcats outscored UF 28-10 in
the paint in the second half, led
by 11-point outings from senior
Chuck Hayes and freshman
In all, four Wildcats play-
ers finished in double digits in
scoring, as junior guard Kelenna
Azubuike scored a team-high
18 and freshman guard Rajon
Rondo stepped up with 14.
Initally, UF appeared in
As a team with a 9-0 record,
UF overcame some foul trouble
in the first half, quieting the
emotionally charged home
crowd and taking a 36-29 half-
Led by Anthony Roberson,
who accounted for 15 of his
game-high 23 points on 6 of 8
shooting in the first half, UF
sunk 54.2 percent of its field
goals in the opening period.
After trailing 8-6, Roberson
sunk one of his three first-half
SEE MEN'S, PAGE 18
Gator Party completes Spring executive ticket
The Gator Party announced Tuesday its execu-
tive ticket for Spring Student Government elections.
S Former Student Sen. Joyce Medina will be the
party's vice-presidental candidate and Lindsay
Cosimi, former Student Body President Kyle
Jones' chief of staff, will run for treasurer.
Cosimi's goals include improving how student
groups request money and bringing legal music-
downloading software to UF students. Medina
said she wanted to "make multicultural enrich-
ment a more substantial part of the SG agenda."
Virus ails network
By DAVID COHEN
This year's flu season has spread beyond just human
UF's computer network may be coughing and sneezing in
synch with its human operators. A virus within the system is al-
lowing hackers outside the university to send e-mails
tdJent disguised as UF faculty members.
.e "We have had (an) insidious virus that has gotten
Into the UF network," said Daniel Cromer, acting
director for the Information Technology department
within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at UE
Last week, eight e-mails with suspect subject headings such as
"Hi! :-)" and "Hey, dude, its me" were sent to subscribers on the
college's listserv, most of them under the name of Charles J. Harris,
director of the Knight Division, the scholarship arm of the College
of Journalism and Communications. During a typical week, jour-
nalism students receive two e-mails from Harris.
Harris received an e-mail from a student who opened the
attachment in an e-mail bearing Harris' name and found the
virus. The virus is described as being "easy" to contain and
moderatelyly" difficult to remove by Symantec, a computer se
SEE VIRUS, PAGE 9
Cuts to ground Bound
By EMILY YEHLE
Potential low-income UF students
might find themselves without a col-
lege preparatory program if Congress
passes President Bush's proposed
budget later this year.
In a shakeup of the Department of
Education's budget, Bush proposed
Monday to eliminate the Upward
Bound and Talent Search programs
in fiscal year 2006. The programs of-
fer services to low-income middle and
high school students who want to at-
tend college, many of whom would be
the first in their family to do so.
Although supporters of the cut say
the programs serve ambitious students
already headed for college, many par-
ticipants come from families who can't
guide them in how to apply and at-
of Georgia is
more than cattle
is being cloned in
Athens, Ga. See
story, pg. 8.
tend, said Barbara McDade, interim
director of UF's Upward Bound.
"This awareness, this consciousness
is as much a part of the program as
helping them with grades," she said.
percent of Bradford
and Levy counties'
residents have col-
lege degrees, along
with 20 percent of
said she doubts lo-
Bush cal parents have the
resources and experience to motivate
their children. Furthermore, UF's pro-
gram has a good record, sending about
90 percent of its graduates to college,
or 13 of 15 graduating Upward Bound
seniors last year, she said.
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:WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY *'. 3Q I, 3 ALLIGATQR` 3
Candidate drops out of race for UF's No. 2 position
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
The list of candidates for UF's
second highest administrative
position boasted one fewer name
Monday, but not because of any ac-
tion on UF's part.
Mark Thiemens, a search com-
mittee's favorite external candidate
for provost, called UF President
Bernie Machen Monday to with-
draw himself from consideration,
committee chairman Doug Barrett
"It's disappointing but not, per-
haps, unusual for a candidate to
drop out," Barrett said. "These are
incredibly talented people. They al-
ways have lots of opportunities, and
so it's never surprising when things
like this change."
The search for UF's next provost
and chief academic officer is now
in its final stages after the search
committee sent Machen the names
of four recommended candidates
"It's disappointing but not,
perhaps, unusual for a
candidate to dropoutt"
search committee chairman
Monday. Whether or not the search
committee will reconsider candi-
dates it passed over earlier is up to
The other candidates are Pramod
Khargonekar, dean of UF's College
of Engineering; George Atkinson,
professor at the University of
Arizona and adviser to the U.S. State
Department; and Richard Hoffman,
dean at the University of Nebraska-
Barrett said he did not know if
Thiemens gave Machen a reason
for his withdrawal, but he expected
all of the candidates to be recruited
regularly for similar positions, he
Thiemens could not be reached
for comment Tuesday.
On Monday, the committee dis-
cussed the need to move quickly
during the final stages of the search
to discourage candidates from drop-
UF is competing with Secretary of
State Condoleeza Rice for Atkinson.
He is on a three-year appointment as
senior adviser for science and tech-
nology at the State Department and
is on leave as a professor at Arizona.
However, Barrett said the admin-
istrative change in the department
may influence Atkinson's decision.
Bill could relax residency
Illegal aliens may
get in-state tuition
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE The American dream of
a college education may soon become more at-
tainable for thousands of undocumented Florida
students who are in the United States illegally.
The Florida Senate Education Committee
passed a bill Tuesday that would allow children
of illegal immigrants to claim Florida residency
for tuition purposes under certain circum-
Under the bill, state residents must have
lived in Florida for three consecutive years with
a parent while attending and graduating from
a Florida high school. They must also sign an
affidavit promising to file to become a legal per-
manent resident at their earliest opportunity.
International students who are in the country
legally on student visas, however, would not
qualify for in-state tuition under the bill.
Currently, state law forbids community col-
leges and state universities from allowing illegal
immigrants from claiming in-state tuition ben-
efits, even if the students-lived in the state for-
years and graduated from Florida high schools.
The best such students can hope for is to
be admitted into universities, including UF, as
out-of-state students. At UF, nonresidents pay
$527.58 per credit hour, compared to $98.50 for
Moreover, students classified as nonresidents
are also barred from receiving Bright Futures
scholarships, even if they graduated in Florida
with good test scores and a high GPA.
Due to the increasing cost of out-of-state
tuition, "these aliens are more likely not to ob-
tain needed postsecondary skills or credentials
to obtain higher paying jobs," according to an
Education Committee staff report.
Since such families are often poor, the $15,827
yearly cost for 30 credits at UF compared to
$2,955 for residents makes attending college
almost impossible, perpetuating a cycle of pov-
The bill still faces steep hurdles before it can
be enacted into law. It must pass the Senate
Education Appropriations Committee and, after
the legislature convenes March 8, the bill must
pass a floor vote by the Senate.
It must also be accepted without significant
amendments by the House of Representatives,
considered the more conservative of the two
chambers. Finally, it must win Gov. Jeb Bush's
signature to be enacted into law.
Katrina Ruiz, president
of UF's Hispanic Student
Association, said that while
the bill has a long way to go
before it becomes law, she
likes the proposal.
F, F "If this piece of legislation
:f will ensure more Hispanic or
Bush Latino students will be able to
attend university, then that sounds great," she
said, though making clear that illegal immigra-
tion is not merely a Hispanic or Latino problem.
"I don't care if they're black, Hispanic, or
Caribbean. I think it's a positive outcome when
students are given the opportunity to study at a
university," she said. "I can understand the frus-
tration of the youth of illegal immigrants when
they're experiencing hardships when applying
It is unfair when students are denied an edu-
cation and a personal future because of choices
their parents made years ago, she said, adding
that if the Senate bill doesn't pass, some other
solution should be found.
The bill also clarifies that children of ac-
tive-duty soldiers stationed in Florida qualify
for in-state tuition, but only at community col-
Sleges or state universities within 50 miles of their
Nick Bueno lines up his shot as he enjoys an afternoon game of
croquet on the lawn of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, situated at 121
SW 13th St., on Tuesday.
Senate digs deep for Phillips Center tickets, Reitz Union
* SHOWS AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER NOW WILL
COST STUDENTS $10 LESS.
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
UF students now can look forward to lowered ticket pric-
es for selected campus performances, a free Caribsa festival,
and a renovated Reitz Union Hotel after Tuesday's Student
More than $700,000 from Student Government reserve
funds was promised for several campus projects, ranging
from ticket subsidies for Phillips Center performances to
fixing a faulty sewer valve discovered three weeks ago at
the Reitz Union.
In addition to the $100,000 approved to fix the sewer line, a.
$500,000 no-interest loan will be given to the Reitz Union Hotel
to pay for general renovations. SG is not permitted to accept
interest on loans.
"This is the place that students have given to themselves,"
Reitz Union Director David Kratzer said of the union.
Preliminary estimates provided by Kratzer predicted
the project's supplies would cost nearly
Student $360,000 plus about $140,000 in labor costs.
Government He said the renovations would allow
the hotel to charge guests an additional
$15 without raising rates for student groups.
Sen. Andrew Hoffman disapproved of the loan, which is to be
paid back in five years at $100,000 a year, saying SG would not
give the money'to a student group in a similar circumstance.
"By loaning the Reitz Union money, we are congratulating
inefficient management," Hoffman said.
Sen. MacKenzie Moritz, who co-authored the bill, respond-
ed to Hoffman's claim, saying the need for funding was caused
when Capital Improvement Trust Funds went to other campus
groups at no fault of the union's management.
In other Senate news, shows at the Phillips Center now will
cost all UF students $10 less.
The Pistol and Rifle Club has most of the funding for its an-
nual shooting festival in its sights, but no trigger to pull.
The club's special request to fund its Spring shooting fes-
tival included money for everything Vice President Matt Fine
said the club asked for except shotgun rental.
Fine said it would cost $75 to rent the shotguns all day for
the festival, which he expects to bring in at least 100 people a
price of 75 cents per person.
The group initially was given more than $1,000 for the event.
4, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9,2005 .......
Nick West/ Alligator Staff
Justin Lauer, an independent student senator representing the College of Engineering, announces his
candidacy for Student Body treasurer Tuesday on the Reitz Union Colonnade.
Voice Party runs treasurer only
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
The Voice Party's sole execu-
tive candidate encouraged voters
Monday to choose him over his
competition for treasurer but to
look elsewhere when .choosing
After announcing his bid to be
the party's candidate for Student
Body treasurer, Sen. Justin Lauer
encouraged voters to not just vote
for his colleagues, but other par-
That's because the Voice Party
has chosen only to run a treasurer
candidate on its executive ticket,
leaving presidential and vice presi-
dential positions free to be filled by
"We're highly encouraging split-
rP e I-U
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ticket voting," Lauer said.
Presidential and vice presiden-
tial candidates, which are voted
on together, remain separate from
the treasurer on the ballot, mean-
ing the top three positions in the
Student Government executive
branch could be filled by two dif-
"We're highly encouraging
Voice Party candidate for Student
Voice does plan to run a full slate
of 43 senatorial candidates in the
Spring election. Party leaders plan
to announce their endorsement next
week for the two top positions.
Sen. Christian Duque, Voice's
president, said in an earlier inter-
view that presidential candidates
Joe Goldberg, MacKenzie Moritz
and Dennis Ngin were being con-
sidered for the party's endorse-
Lauer, elected in 2004 as an
independent student senator, said
he was ready for another tough
"I'm definitely prepared for a
little bit of adversity and an uphill
battle," he said.
Key party goals, based on a se-
ries of focus groups held by Voice,
included Sunday morning bus
service, improved campus parking
and the reforming of what Lauer
called the. "unfair distribution of
SG controls about $11 million in
tuition-funded Activity and Service
* THE SHOW WILL PLAY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
BY HEATHER BERGER
Did my heart love Gainesville
til now? Forswear it, sight!
"For I never saw true booty
- I mean, beauty until this
With a performance that put
Cliffs Notes to shame, "The
Complete Works of William
Shakespeare (Abridged)" chuck-.
les through all 37 of his works in
only 97 minutes.
The Gainesville Community
Playhouse's newest play, if I
dare call it that, took me on a
thrilling journey of violence,
treachery and tragedy and
I've never laughed so hard in
The best way to describe
would be a large smoothie, or
cocktail if you prefer one part
CollegeHumor.com, one part
"Who's Line is it Anyway?" and
a dash of Shakespeare on top.
The play poked around some
classic sexual innuendo and
cross-dressing mishaps, yet it
relied greatly on the audience's
sense of humor.
And it had a little
The talented three-man cast
wailed its way through "Romeo
& Juliet" and beat-boxed
But this was child's play until
their comedic climax when the
actors exploded into "Hamlet,"
not once but four times.
In the performance of the-
ater, it is a challenge and risk
for actors to break the fourth
wall the boundary with the
(Abridged)" begins within the
audience and maintains a rela-
tionship with the audience the
We as the audience felt so
comfortable in this performance
that we had no problem joining
into the play ourselves.
We flailed our arms and hoot-
ed at Ophelia until she became
mad, all at the command of the
Unfortunately for those who
would rather live vicariously
through this review, I am afraid
* that I will not be providing you
with too much information.
This comedy is so enjoyable
that I refuse to reveal the jokes
and laughter, partially because
I don't want to spoil them, but
partially because I
Off the was so busy laugh-
:' i** ing that I couldn't
even take notes.
GCP temporarily is resid-
ing at their second stage in the
Northwood Shopping Center
while their brand-new theater is
Don't let the adjacent Dollar
Store fool you, because this is a
credible show that deserves a
great audience to make it even
"The Complete Works of
Shakespeare (Abridged)" was
a perfect example of my most
passionate feeling that you
shouldn't just go to the theater,
you should experience it.
"The Complete Works
of William, Shakespeare
(Abridged)" will play on
Wednesday through Sundays
until Feb. 13.
Showtime is 8 p.m. and on
Sundayat 2 p.m.
Tickets are $8 and can be pur-
chased at Omni'Books on 34th
Street or at the door.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005 U ALLIGATOR,.5
Auto congestion gets locals thinking about future
City's solution as yet unclear New road still in limbo
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
As both a college town and a hub
of commuting workers, Gainesville
has been plagued by traffic conges-
tion for years.
But despite recent efforts to
mend the problem, including re-
timing traffic lights and expand-
ing Southwest 24th Avenue, local
officials say there is no ultimate
During Fall, the Transportation
Services Division of the Gainesville
Public Works Department worked
to improve congestion on 13th
Street by re-timing traffic lights.
Traffic signals are re-timed ev-
ery four or five years, costing about
$4,000 to $5,000 per intersection,
Transportation Services Manager
Brian Kanely said.
"It's fairly complex it's one
of those specialized things but
when you get it done and you get it
right, it can definitely make a differ-
ence," Kanely said.
Although the situation along
the popular thoroughfare between
Archer Road and Northwest 39th
Avenue has improved, it is not
solved, said Philip Mann, public
works supervising engineer for
Other methods of combating
local traffic woes include extending
minor roads as alternative routes
and expanding existing roads, in-
cluding the controversial plans for
Southwest 24th Avenue.
In 1997, residents along or near
the road participated in a land-
planning exercise, ultimately rec-
ommending expanding the current
limerock road to two lanes as part
of a plan to foster a student village.
Local businessman Clark Butler,
however, lobbied to have the ex-
pansion widened to four lanes,
which would accommodate a pro-
posed commercial development.
County officials rejected a
proposal by a committee of com-
munity members for the two-lane
project ,and approved four-laning
the road. But progress had been
held up by funding concerns.
"Whether two lanes or four
lanes, everybody agrees on the
issue that we need the road... to
give people more options for travel
choices and try to distribute the
traffic," Kanely said.
However, Gainesville Mayor
Pegeen Hanrahan said any nego-
.. tiations about
.Pt- the expansion are
"- this time.
the fact that land
use and zoning
have not yet
Hanrahan been approved
24th Avenue, the community de-
cided the road's fate eight years
ago during the planning exercise,
"It's embarrassing to me that
public officials are turning their
backs on that decision," she said.
The road would let out onto
Southwest 34th Street, which has its
"You can think of a road like a
garden hose," Kanely said in refer-
ence to 34th Street. "When it finally
fills up with water, it overflows,
and the water really doesn't go
anywhere. Roads are the same way
- once. you get" beyond a certain
point on that road, even the best-
timed traffic won't help you be-
cause the road's maxed out."
For now, although remedies for
Gainesville's "garden hose" may
help ease traffic congestion, the
only practical and affordable way
to handle heavy traffic is to extend
minor roads, Kanely said.
"Basically, when you deal with
roads, you have two options: either
you build something large enough
to accommodate everybody who
wants to use it, which means you
get multi, multi-lane roads, which
you really can't build, or you build
smaller roads and give people more
options," he said.
By STEVE SPECHT
Though Clark Butler, owner of Butler Plaza, offi-
cially offered to fund the $4,7 million needed to ex-
tend the proposed two-lane widening of Southwest
24th Avenue to four lanes, the final decision as to
the road's fate was put on hold again Tuesday.
"The commission said, 'Thanks, but no thanks.'
We don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth,
but we want more flexibility," Commissioner Lee
The commission voted 4-0 in favor of
Commissioner Mike Byerly's proposal to decline all
state and federal money earmarked for Southwest
24th Avenue four-laning.
Southwest 24th Avenue has been surrounded by
controversy. Some residents have accused the 3-2
County Commission vote in favor of four-laning of
circumventing the democratic process and catering
to a rich landowner over residents.
A committee of residents living in the area along
and near the road were tapped to come up with an
ideal development plan in 1997. They recommend-
ed a two-lane road, which would foster a student
village as opposed to commercial development.
In addition to Butler's offer, the commission
discussed a letter from State Sen. Rod Smith (D-
Gainesville) requesting $2 million in state funds for
the four-lane proposal.
Commissioner Paula DeLaney abstained from
Tuesday's vote because of a possible conflict of
interest, which she has asked an ethics panel to
DeLaney owns land in the area that would be af-
fected by the Southwest 24th Avenue project.
Carlos Leon practices his skating moves at the skate park next to Broward Hall on Tuesday.
With warmer weather, students are taking the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities.
Applications for office space
now available at
Applications are due by
February 11, 2005 at 4 pm
to the Student Activities Center
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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005
Loan losses are hidden
behind Pell Grant gains
T ouch6 Mr. President. You had us on that one.
College students across the nation thought the pro-
jected increase in Pell Grants would partially offset the
otherwise universally bad news in federal grant, loan and
scholarship funding. We thought Bush's call to inject money
back into aid programs by correcting inefficiencies and organi-
zational problems would result in a leaner, meaner and more
capable system through which students could better afford the
rising cost of tuition.
Unfortunately, that is not the case. Correcting inefficiencies,
it seems, means cutting funding to other programs.
Perkins Loans, which help more than 1,900 UF students
make ends meet, will receive no more federal funding under the
president's plan. The savings'would be funneled into the ailing
Pell Grant program as part of the plan to expand grants.
Despite the fact that the $6 billion freed up by this move
could more than cover the $4.3 billion Pell Grant deficit, as well
as a significant dent in the cost of the expansion, Bush also plans
to cut subsidies to private student lenders.
In an attempt to lessen the blow to students, Bush has
proposed to raise the maximum limit of government loans
- an amount that hasn't changed since 1986 by $1,000 per
award. This only leads to a bigger question, however: how
much should students be expected to pay before the govern-
ment steps in? While increased maximum loan amounts would
offer students a chance to obtain more funding to cover their
expenses, they also provide a shift in responsibility for payment
more and more from the government to the student.
Some would argue students should take more responsibility
for funding their education. After all, it's mostly going to benefit
Wrong. Better-educated citizens make a nation better-
equipped to compete in the intellectual marketplace. America
is still a leader in academics and commodities, but other nations
are gaining. Furthermore, the correlation between education
and political participation has been proven time and time again.
College-educated students are more likely to vote, follow poli-
tics and otherwise be active in the U.S. political system.
To be fair, grants inherently are more helpful to students than
loans free money is better than money that must be repaid.
To think of it in these terms, however, is to ignore the lack of
federal funding for education in general. Cutting any money
from useful aid programs is frivolous next to the huge proposed
expenditures on the military and Social Security reform.
Even less forgivable is the proposed elimination of Upward
Bound and Talent Search, programs that assist low- and mid-
dle-income students in attending college. Over the past few
decades, these programs have helped millions of less-fortunate
students to obtain a higher education most of them the first
in their families to do so.
The loss of these programs will be disastrous. They provide
the only hope for some students to adequately prepare for and
afford to attend college.
For all of their benefits, Upward Bound and Talent Search
don't cost the government dearly. The bounty collected for the
end of these programs would only be around $430 million a
year, assuming they were intended to receive funding similar to
2004's numbers. While these educational programs are fighting
over a few billion dollars in funding, the Department of Defense
will receive $419.3 billion under the budget.
With these figures, the trend in government thought is be-
coming evident: the educational system is receiving enough
funding, so it must allocate what it has the best it can.
To continue to put such a low emphasis on education, a cor-
nerstone of our society, is unacceptable.
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Copyright laws stif
Across campus and nationwide, Black History
Month is being celebrated. During this time,
black Americans and others pause to recognize
the struggles .and accomplishments of people of African
descent. Song, film, speech, poetry, prose, dance, art and
prayer reflect on the path that led to today.
But also today, poor copyright law threatens access to
the documents of that history.
"Eyes on the Prize" is widely considered the best docu-
mentary series on the Civil Rights Movement. Stanford
University professor Clayborne Carson called the 1987
series "the principal film account of the most important
American social justice movement of the 20th century."
It's also illegal. Licensing disputes over the archival
footage in the films prevent "Eyes" from being re-released
or publicly performed. Individuals may watch personal
copies of the films, and educators are protected by the
fair use doctrine of copyright law to use the films in class.
However, they must rely upon the original VHS copies,
which are dwindling and wearing out. Because the series
cannot be re-released, they can't buy new copies of the
films. Tapes for sale on eBay can cost up to $1,500.
That's a far cry from the clause of the Constitution that
authorized Congress to establish copyright laws "only to
the end of promoting science and the useful arts."
Just how. mistaken is the current legal climate? To
quote a recent report from the Center for Social Media at
American University, "Filmmakers must pay a license to
use a pop song that may play in the background [of foot-
age shot] in a pizza parlor, an image or sequence from a
movie or archival footage owned by someone else. They
may need to pay not only songwriters but performers, not
only movie studios but actors. There is no central place
to find out who owns what. There is no rule of thumb
le historical record
for pricing. No one has to agree
to license. And it doesn't matter if
you didn't intend to quote it. Did
somebody sing 'Happy Birthday'
in your documentary? Too bad
you owe Time Warner a small
Gavin Baker fortune."
Close to Home In recognition of Black History
firstname.lastname@example.org Month, activist group Downhill
Battle encouraged anyone with
access to "Eyes" to host com-
munity screenings on Tuesday night. Over 70 screenings
were scheduled in schools, homes, libraries and churches
worldwide. In San Francisco, the people about whom the
documentaries were made planned a screening.
In a statement of support, the Bay.Area Veterans of the
Civil Rights Movement said, "We who once defied the
laws and customs that denied people of color their human
rights and dignity, we whose faces are seen in 'Eyes on the
Prize,' we who helped produce it, tonight defy the media
giants who have buried our story in-their vaults by pub-
licly sharing episodes of this forbidden knowledge with
all who wish to see it."
UF's libraries own copies of the films. I will be glad to
personally assist anyone who wants to organize screen-
During Black History Month, we celebrate victories
over racism and segregation vile forces which exclude
citizens from participating in their own culture. With
these screenings of "Eyes on the Prize," people around the
world are declaring war on another of those vile forces:
flawed copyright law.
Gavin Baker is a history freshman. His column appears on
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Sowell not a factor in choir funding
Editor: Your recent article enti-
tled "Party to unleash 'independent'
voice with platform" insinuated the
reason the University Gospel Choir
receives the amount of funding
it does is because Jamal Sowell is
Student Body president as well as
a member of the University Gospel
This is untrue and unfounded.
We are very fond of Sowell; howev-
er, he has not been a member of the
University Gospel Choir since the
Fall of 2002 before he even was
elected as Student Body treasurer.
Also, Sowell's position as presi-
dent of Student Government has
no bearing on the amount of money
in our budget. The allocation of
funds is handled by the SG Budget
Committee, of which Sowell is not a
We do not encourage any un-
ethical behavior caused by what
Student Sen. Christian Duque re-
ferred to as "politics."
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Voice does not work for graduate students
n the contest to see who can sling the
most mud and wave the anti-Greek
banner the proudest during this election
season, Student Sen. Christian Duque has
staked his claim early.
Monday's Alligator article on the Voice
Party, of which Duque is chairman, opens
with a lede claiming Duque is out to "help
graduate students who party members
say continually get the shaft from Student
Government." As president of the UF
Graduate Student Council, I resent this
remark and Duque's half-hearted effort to
represent graduate students.
According to the GSC constitution, the
council's goal is to "represent the inter-
ests of graduate students at the Student
Government, administrative, local, state
and national levels." If graduate students
continually are getting the shaft, the GSC
is not doing its job. Perhaps Duque should
direct the graduate students who attended
Voice focus groups to the GSC Web site or
encourage them to attend a GSC meeting,
Mike Bowen rather than seeking to
Speaking Out capitalize politically
on supposed gradu-
ate student resentment with SG.
Over the last two years, GSC has culti-
vated a close relationship the SG Executive
Board and Student Senate. Former Student
Senate President Joe Goldberg and former
GSC President Doug Ratay created a Senate
committee to study graduate student issues.
Duque served admirably on this committee,
along with eight other senators and myself.
The three issues discussed in the article
pertaining to graduate students separate
graduate parking decals, 24-hour study
centers and increased funding for research
- however, were part of the committee's re-
port. Duque is making an effort to appeal to
a "non-Greek" constituency with a limited
understanding of the issues and no real clue
as to the concerns of graduate students.
In the past year, SG President Jamal
Sowell, Goldberg and Student Senate
President Bryson Ridgway have taken great
strides toward including the GSC in key de-
cisions. While graduate students still are un-
der-represented, their representation in the
Senate has increased from four to six seats.
The GSC budget for travel and research
grant programs also has showed a steady
sign of increase, and we now have a clearer
understanding of SG's role in the student
health insurance process.
Conversely, the Fall platform of the for-
mer Access Party, now the Impact Party, had
no issues specific to graduate students. This
is the party that Duque ran with last spring,
and this likely provides a truer glimpse into
his concern for graduate students.
Of course, Duque is correct when he says
improvements definitely can be made to
better serve the graduate student commu-
nity. In the coming weeks, I am hopeful that
other parties will work with the GSC to craft
platform issues that more accurately repre-
sent the needs of UF's graduate students.
Mike Bowen is president of the UF
Graduate Student Council.
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By BRIAN HAGEN
Although the University of
Georgia is well-known for bio-
technology, more than cattle is
being cloned in Athens, Ga.
The city played host last
week to local officials, such as
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, as
well as several UF faculty mem-
bers on a field trip intended to
study and eventually repli-
cate pointers from a univer-
sity community comparable to
"In higher education, there
are very few new ideas," said
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, associate
director of UF's honors program
and trip organizer. "We just go
to other places and steal them."
The visitors jotted down tips
on nurturing university-based
businesses, alcohol control and
student study facilities.
One such site was the 200,000-
square-foot Student Learning
Center. The four-story building
provides hundreds of comput-
ers with full access to library
archives and wireless Internet
and is open until 2 a.m. Sunday
"When we visited, from 11
to [noon], that's where every-
one was packed," Mastrodicasa
said. "It's a way to encourage
students to be productive."
"In higher education, there
are very few new ideas.
We just go to other places
and steal them."
UF honors associate director and
To attract and keep business
in Athens, UG created on-cam-
pus "business incubators" used
by businesses and students alike
to conduct research, individu-
ally and cooperatively. Athens'
community college has a short
training program .that licenses
graduates to work in local labo-
"There are people who say
Gainesville can't support all
this," Mastrodicasa said. "But
the cities are the same size, and
they have fewer students."
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authorities say, after a witness confronted him
in a McDonald's.
James Flowers, of 7966 NW 48th Way, was
seen by two witnesses acting suspiciously
in the parking lot of the Denny's restaurant
across from the UF campus, reports state.
An officer had already contacted Flowers,
39, and told him he needed to leave the estab-
lishment approximately 20 minutes before-
hand, according to reports.
Reports state that witness Charles White,
of 2501 NW 6th St., approached Flowers while
he was attempting to open a driver's side car
door while holding a rod in his hand.
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Officials advise deleting suspicious e-mail
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Stretching a canary-colored
LifeStyles condom over his
right fist and past his wrist, J.
L. King proved it would not
tear no matter how "big" a
man claimed to be, drawing
laughter from the crowd in the
Reitz Union. "We do this in a
joking manner," he said. "But
this could save your life."
King, a nationally recog-
nized HIV-prevention activist
and author of "On the Down
Low: A Journey Into the
Lives of 'Straight' Black Men
Who Sleep with Men," spoke
Tuesday to a mostly female au-
dience of about 200, spreading
his message of responsible sex
and HIV awareness.
"I'm very candid. I'm very
direct. I pull no punches," he
said. "This disease is so serious
we can't sugarcoat it. My mes-
sage is raw."
The Pride Student Union,
Black Student Union and
Student Government spon-
sored the speech as part of
Black History Month.
King cited statistics from the
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, noting that 72 per-
cent of new HIV cases among
women are black women.
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At his urging, audience
members asked those seated
nearby, "Are you next?"
"It's my job to make sure
that you leave here with some
new information, so that when
someone asks you if you're
next, you can say, 'Hell, no,'"
He left the audience with
two tips: to know their HIV
status and to always wear
"I try to make my informa-
tion as simple as I can to save a
life," he said.
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Harris said his computer was not infected by the
virus, and he said the e-mails "were not generated by
"I would never send an attachment without telling
you what's in it," Harris said. "If it looks suspicious,
it probably is. Delete it as soon as possible. For most
[students] the virus protection blocked it. I think it
was someone with too much time on their hands."
"I know that [the e-mails] are not from the person
that it says it's from. It's bypassing error screening,"
Cromer said. "If it's a message from a dean, it doesn't
go through screening. As soon as we found a way to
block certain viruses, the virus writer uses a different
way to bypass the block."
The Information Technology division within the
College of Journalism and Communications is investi-
gating the problem.
UF: Bound program has successful track record
UPWARD, from page 1
UF's program provides college pre-
paratory classes and counseling to 80
students each year, and receives more
than $300,000 in federal funding annu-
ally to support teaches and staff. While
Talent Search serves middle and high
school students, Upward Bound only
accepts 9th, 10th and 11th graders.
Both programs annually serve
455,000 students nationwide, many
of whom are minorities, said Susan
Trebach, vice president of communica-
tions for the Council for Opportunity in
Education, Upward Bound and Talent
Search's advocacy group.
Eleven thousand of those students
are from Florida.
However, just because a program
does "good work" doesn't mean a lim-
ited budget can afford it, said Hunter
Williams, president of UF College
"Extravagant" programs that have
narrow goals might need to be cut in fa-
vor of broader-based curriculums that
serve the greater population, he said.
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demand a raise from your boss, or do
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Student auctions himself to aid tsunami victims
By KYLIE CRAIG
A group of four UF students
are finding their Valentine's Day
dates in a different way than
most this year. They're auctioning
themselves on eBay.com.
In an effort to raise money for
tsunami relief, Mike Lemire, 24,
and three other UF students have
placed pictures and personal in-
formation on the auction Web site,
hoping people will donate money
in exchange for a date with them
on Valentine's Day.
Lemire, a junior and lead singer
of local band Alex the Mediocre,
said he came up with the idea
after a lecture in professor Ralf
Remshardt's class. Remshardt
told students tsunami donations
had gone down recently due to a
decrease in media coverage.
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Bidding closes at 9 p.m. Thursday.
Lemire said when he left class
he felt compelled to do something
unique that would bring more at-
tention to the cause.
"When he told me that in class,
it hit me," Lemire said of the idea
of auctioning himself on eBay. "I
thought it would be creative."
"It's more just for a good
cause, not for romance."
Lemire and the three other
students who decided to join in
the charity have spent the last few
days passing out fliers on campus
to raise awareness about the auc-
Each flier has pictures of the
four potential dates and reads
"Valentines For Tsunami Disaster
The other three available dates,
UF students Kamphey, Andy and
Holly, joined Lemire in the auc-
tion but Lemire could not provide
their last names or contact infor-
Lemire said four more students
also may join the auction.
The bidding began on eBay last
Thursday and will end at 9 p.m.
Lemire said the bidding is
already going better than he had
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UF junior Mike Lemire checks his bids Tuesday after placing himself up for auction on eBay as a Valen-
tine's Day date. Money from the highest bid will be donated to tsunami relief.
planned, noting his auction page
has already received more than
The .highest bidder for each.
student will receive a date on
Valentine's Day consisting of din-
ner and a movie.
He said all the couples will
eat at Gainesville restaurant
Kotobuki, where the owner has
agreed to cover the bill in efforts
to support the cause.
Lemire, whose highest bid as
of Tuesday night was more than
$20, said he isn't looking for love
on Valentine's Day.
"It's more just for a good cause,
not for romance," he said, adding
that no matter what the age or sex
of his date might be, "I'll be totally
cool with it and happy."
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Huge 3BR/2BA $850
Alarm cool pool tennis b-ball
Free UF parking Perfect for pets
Amazing specials 376-4002
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-20-71-2
Perfect for 1, Big enough for 2!
750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love pets!
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
LIVE EVERY DAY A VACATION!!!
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
Luxury 2 & 3 BRs
FREE tanning, 24 hr Gym
Gated entry, pets ok
Limited spots, 372-0400
***Beautiful and New***
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866)
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
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/1 BA $629, 3BR/2BA $855
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org
1 BLOCK FROM UF
Luxury 2BR/2BA townhomes.
W/D, private balconies.
Open until 8pm and WEEKENDS
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
4BR/4BA at UF
Only 2 left for Fall
W/D, Alarm, Pets ok.
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
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1 ForRent: Furnished I6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds* 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Compulters 12. Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 "Sdbease 8 dctronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates;.., .9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5, 'Ra E te 1 Fio Sale ; 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found
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B For Rent
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 less, FREE even!
2BR/2BA- Only $680
Pool bus route alarm teifis
Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H, covered patio, DW, verticals,
W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.
1BR & 2BR/ BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$499 377-1633 2-25-38-2
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] For Rent
ALREADYY 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
:ree Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq-t Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
i DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
low 372-9913 4-20-71-2
\mazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
IBR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!'
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
lose to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
-1OUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
i30 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
g screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
331-0095 OTHER' HOUSES AVAILABLE.
total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
VC, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
knowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
ippt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
3ne BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
las it all. l until. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
.all Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
)y 1215 NE 20th Ave. 2-14-35-2
Jp to 1 month FREE rent!
.0 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 &3BR apts
\vail Aug. Special from $320/person. Lofts,
irdwd flrs & more. Going fast! Call 376-6223
apartmentss Available Now
\ll Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
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*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Larqe 8R/1 BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
..ilable March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
3BR/2BA House $950
IBR/1BA House $450
litchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
3o Close to Campus
,vail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
8400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
174-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1/2 PRICE APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
!BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
1423 or online at www.maximumre.com
'ET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee. town-
lomes. 2BR, privacy fence, modern ap-
)liances, ceiling fans, SW. Private owner,
)lease leave detailed message. $375-525/
no 331-2099 2-17-30-2
SHORT LEASE NEGOTIABLE on some
inits 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
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 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UF
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387
**1BR & 2BR-BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 00 $650/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 0 376-2507
** 3BR/4BR LIKE A HOUSE **
Huge townhouse, fireplace,
W/D hook-ups, patio,
New carpet & tile, fitness & basketball
high speed wireless internet
3BR/2.5BA only $850
4BR/3BA only $1099
Close to UF in SW
Beautiful/quiet 0 376-2507'
3BR/2BA HOUSE. Close to UF & Santa Fe.
Tile floors, Berber carpet, all appliances incl.
Privacy fenced-in yard. $1050/mo. Call 215-
SEROIUS STUDENTS ONLY. New 3BR/2BA
house, 2 car garage in brand new subdivi-
sion close to UF & SFCC. All appliances
$1300/mo Negotiable based on length of
lease. Call 215-9987 2-14-21-2
All the space you need only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
Haile Plantation Laurel Park. 3BR/2BA
Beautiful home. Quiet neighborhood. Great
running trails. $1200/mo Avail 3/1. Bruce
DUCK POND! Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1BR $699 2BR $839 3BR $999
$150 dep. Full size WID,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Centerl
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
S For Rent
AVAIL AUG 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.
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.
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-
DUCKPOND AREA Cute 3BR/1BA cent
H/AC, fireplace, W/D hk-up, DW, tile & wood
floors 731 NE 9th St $850/mo 316-1637 2-
BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL!
*Spacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
* 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
* 4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW 20th
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO UFI 3BR 2BA, carport,
Washer/dryer, porch, pets considered,
Avail now! $895/rent, 2222 SW 14th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CUTE NW HOUSE! 2BR 1BA, Ceramic tile,
screen porch, w/d hookups,
$750/rent, 4234 NW 26th Drive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
AVAIL AUG 1: 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 2-16-13-2
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
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
l For Rent
a ll unfurnished
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 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-
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/2BAAPT. Close to campus,
Available Feb to Aug. $550/mo. Call 386-
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-
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Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118
2BR/1.5BA townhome, W/D, DW, new appli-
ances, on bus route, NS, no pets, $650/mo
Call 352-335-0455 2-10-5-2
) For Rent
9 All unfurnished
AVAILABLE MAY! Downtown 1BR1BA,
CH/AC, water included, $415/rent,
411 SW2nd Street #3
Carl Turlingotn Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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 seri-
ous person. New const/appliances, W/D, sm
pet ok. Near Lake Wauberg. $400/mo. 352-
215-0396. See to appreciate 2-14-5-2
2BR/1BA HAILE HOUSE
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
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, email@example.com 2-14-5-2
3BR/3 full baths. End unit, W/D, recently
renovated. $795/mo. Call 407-578-2721
2BR 1BA Apts, $500-525/Mo
5 BIks to UFI 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
2BR 1BA Apt. 1 Block to UF.
Central H & Air, Tile Floors
1236 SW 1st Ave. $575/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR 2BA in WOODSIDE VILLAS
7200 SW 8th Avenue $620/Mo
Pool, Clubhouse etc. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 2-11-4-2
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2BR 1BA Apt. 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'1Blk to UF!
1236 SW 4th Avenue
Carpet, Central H & Air. Laundry
On site $515/Mo Includes Utilities
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
VILLAGE LOFTAPTS -
1BR LOFT APTS 650 & 750 sq. ft. Starting
at $450/mo. Quiet, wooded setting. FREE
monitored alarm system. 6400 SW 20th Ave.
Call 332-0720 3-31-32-2
*3 BLKS TO UF*
2BR/1BA duplex, hardwood floors, W/D,
DOWNTOWN avail immediately or spring.
Month to month ok. 2BR/1BA apt, newly
remodeled, quiet neighborhood, pets OK,
Close to Shands, UF & Library. $650-715/
mo, Call 262-1351 2-22-10-2
Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
BEST DEAL IN GAINESVILLE
$350 for 1BR in a 2BR/2BA apt. Call 352-
Cheap & 2 min to UF
Avail Now. $350/mo incl utils. Call 514-5733.
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
a I Subleases
WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo
Now til Aug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all
Two bedroom/two full bath
Sublease available immediately
Seven month sublease
Call 338-1588/283-3885 add'l info 2-15-15-3
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
1 BR apt, close to KashNKarry on 34th St.
Take over lease 2/15 to 4/30, renewal option.
$409/mo. Feb rent, transfer fees paid by me.
Keep sec dep. Pool, pets welcome. Call Erik
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
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-
I'LL GIVE U $200 TO MOVE IN!
2/1 In Beval Apts. Incl. W/D hkup, new car-
pet, excel cond. Rent valued $520, u pay
$499/mo. Avail 2/28-7/31, can renew. Call
***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-
SANTA FE POINTE 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA.
All utils incl. $400/mo. 1st month FREE.
Sublease until Aug 15th. Call 954-536-8010
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
lbr/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 email@example.com 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-
S5 l Subleases
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
Limited offer. $200 CASH BACK. Spacious
2BR/2BA in Woodland Villas on SW 20th.
Lease exp Aug 05. Rent $672/mo. Call 284-
1 or both rooms in 2BR downtown apt.
Quiet neighborhood. Close to Shands, UF,
& Library. $350/mo. Pets ok. Call 262-1351
FEB RENT FREE 1BR avail in 3BR/2BA
HOUSE close to campus, UF, Butler Plaza.
$350/mo. Includes everything: inet, cable, W/
D, huge yard. Call 352-682-9204 2-22-10-3
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
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-
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
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/
SW. $450/mo + 1/2. Avail now. Call 538-6505
ASAP. Very spacious and secure scenic
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-
Roommate needed $200 mo (+$200 refund-
able deposit) +1/2 utl. Furnished 2BR/2BA.
Must be able to pass a background check.
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
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
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
WALK TO SFCC
New 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA home Rent
S$350/400/mo by indiv BR. Avail 2/9. Call
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-
M/F, NS, needed to share 2BR/2.5BA
Southfork Oaks townhome. (near Target).
Unfurn master BR w/own BA avail. W/D, no
pets, prefer serious student or prof. $347/mo
+ 1/2 utils. Avail 3/5. No lease. Call Evan
Female student to join 2 females in nice 3BR
house off NW 8th Ave, 3 mi from UF on bus
rt, tile/hardwood, fenced yard, $275/mo + 173
GRU & HS internet dig cable, 381-5597 3-
Rommate needed to share beautiful 3/2
house in NWG-ville, fully furn, pets welcome,
huge fenced yard, W/D, DW, avaialble imme-
diately. Vicky at 386-734-3080 2-15-5-4
Walk to UF
1BR open for N/S in luxury house w/2 gradu-
ate students. $400/mo + 1/3 util, incl W/D.
Avail 2/9. Call 283-6279 2-25-13-4
2 share 2BR Downtown apt. Newly remod-
eled. Close to Shands, UF, & Library. $350/
mo. Month to month or longer lease ok.
Pets ok.Call 262-1351 2-22-10-4
Walk to UF. 1939 NW 5th Ave. Priv BA, W/D,
CHA, Dig cable, wireless internet, flexible
lease, 352-682-9342 2-15-5-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra-
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd flrs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5
NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price or condition. Call Ed & Diane
* The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
S 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-
I 8256 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
I K Real Estate
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. 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 cmpus-
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
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-
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
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400. Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, ne, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can
deliver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice
$1400 (352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
BedsOFull mattress & boxspring sets
$490Qn sets $89gSingle sets $39OKing
sets $99*From estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497- Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Glass-top dinette set $50, love seat, $50 (or
$300 w/sofa), desk $25, 46pc stoneware
dish set $40, sewing machine $50. For pics/\
info: www.garygen.com/furniture 2-15-5-6
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networking & website development. $45/hr
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Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
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We buy computers and laptops
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378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Networks, wireless, virus
Swe BEAT all prices!
home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
$10! TV's, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES
Police Seized! From $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
cooking to add a second to that collection?
Vant personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
IEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
Vlany to choose from
* Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9
* For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10
'ARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional cooking utensils.
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GET CHEAP TEXTBOOKS
Search 24 bookstores in 1 click! S&H
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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
aphrofciac herbs. Students using it nation-
Nide. Buy/sell it. www.aphrodisiabeverage.c
)m or firstname.lastname@example.org 2-25-20-10
a For Sale
WEDDING GOWN beaded halter, ivory,
size 10. Never worn. Retail $500, Asking
$400. Will bring to you to try. Julie 359-2241.
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-
Come see what's 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
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
*NEWSCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW67th Place
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on
SCOOTER FOR SALE $650
2002 Blue Sinski. Great condition! Call Matt
2004 MOPED $900
Call Rob for more info 561-818-2077 2-
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
ORunning or not!l
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSelleTrade
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 2dr AT $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! 4-20-63-1
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
GATORMAX USED CARS
Buy, Sell, Trade.
We Finance. 495-9500
'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
1992 BUICK SKYLARK 98k 4dr, turquoise
w/gray interior, new tires, brakes, fuel pump
& other new parts. Cold air $2200, cell#352-
97 FORD TAURUS
1 owner, new brakes, 120K, $2800, 332-
9844 evenings 2-14-4-12
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
*k I WILL BUY YOUR...*-
Car, Truck, House or Furniture
"FOR FAST CASH"
Call Now! 352-538-1690 3-8-20-13
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start
at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $200. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-20-71-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
IU Help Wanted
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work spring break.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
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
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
qID ) 04)
31 *c Help Wanted
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 Instrubtor/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
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers
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
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 15
WQ1 Help Wanted
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
admitted 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 fur-
nished 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
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
Another Saturday night without a date?
Read The Alligator.
12 Help Wanted
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
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
MARY POPPINS: Where are you?
FT NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
4 jobs avail TODAY: Great $$$ for exp.
Noah's Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 2-25-37-
PT/FT NANNIES NEEDED
Good $ for exp: grad stud. welcomed bkgd
ck: 12 REAL $$ jobs avail NOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
NANNIES MORNING SHIFT
Several positions availabel for
Part Time, good $$$$$ MNOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
I i Help Wanted
$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT No
experience necessary. For more info call
Entry level on-board positions available.
Great benefits. Seasonal or year-round. 941-
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
* 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
I "Help Wanted
PART TIME WORK
Great pay, flex scheds, sales/svc
All ages 18+, conditions apply
GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey!
FUN INTERNSHIPS NOW!!!
Enhance your resume and job skills!
Energetic students wanting to achieve
and succeed. All majors and years.
email@example.com email us now.!
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
LEASING AGENT needed for 90-unit apt
complex. Part-time, hours variable. Needed
every-other weekend. E-mail resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Help Wanted -
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2
& 4 Mon-Fri. Calico Jack's, 3501 SW 2nd Ave
Creekside Mall. 2-14-10-14
LEARN how you can EARN $100K + per
year P/T. Training Provided. 800-631-8230
Escape to the Shenandoah Mtns of W
Virginia. TIMBER RIDGE CAMP, co-ed,
seeking young, energetic staff to work with
children for the summer. 90 miles from
Washington D.C. June 20 thru Aug 15, 2005.
Top salaries + travel allowance. A repre-
sentative will be on campus Wed Feb
16th from 7-9 pm @ The Reitz Urion for
interviews. E-mail TrCamps@aol.com or
call 800-258-2267. 2-16-12-14
FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
Instruct 3rd thru 12th grade students from
any location; internet connection required;
send resume to email@example.com 2-24-
NANNY to care for 4 yr old in my home 3
days a week. 6:30-9:00 am and 3:00-8:00
pm. Ref required, background check. Call
FIT and P/T for hotel. Hourly & bonus.
Weekdays & Weekends. Friendly attitudes
w/good customer svc skills. Apply in person
: 4021 SW40th Blvd 2-10-5-14
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16, ALLIGATOR 1 W-EDNESDAVl'. ,FEBRUARY, 9, .QQ5,
*l Help Wanted
Hiring all positions!
Cometitive pay, exc. health & dental plans,
401 K, tuition assistance & career opp. Apply
in person M-R 2-4 pm or anytime online
@ Fridays.com 2-11-5-14
DRIVERS NEEDED for Valentines in floral
shop. Must have own vehicle w/AC. Apply in
person 319 NW 13th St. 2-11-5-14
WORSHIP/PRAISE TEAM LEADER
PT position @ local Christian Church 15
hrs/wk. Must be familiar w/current praise &
worship music. Able to lead a band, sing &
play guitar. Fax resume 352-377-0408 2-
TACO BELL Now hiring
Looking for bright, energetic workers for all
shifts! Flexible scheduling and good starting
pay. Apply today at 3408 SW Archer Road.
Energetic attitude/Cust Service
Exp. Apply Paradigm Properties
220 N. Main 375-2152 2-14-5-14
Custodial duties/Apt. Maint.
Transportation a must. Apply
220 N. Main 375-2152 DFWP 2-14-5-14
P-T IT Technician familiar w/MS Office 2000
and some HTML coding on Intranet. Assist
NA with minor networking issues. Help Desk
support. Fax Resume 373-1864 2-14-5-14
BUS. & MARKETING INTERNSHIPS
Get professional sales training /coaching
while helping other students. Incredible new
multimedia grade-improvement system.
Call 352-317-2835 NOW for interview!
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UK wins down stretch
MEN'S, from page 1
3-pointers to put the Gators, who led by as much as 12,
up for the remainder of the half.
The Gators leveled off in, the second half, however,
shooting 45.3, as Roberson went 3 for 10.
"We just needed some more instant offense," said
Roberson, holding a bag of ice on his
Roberson said that during a scramble
for a loose ball, Azubuike stepped on
his hand, but the junior insists that it
didn't affect his shooting.
The Wildcats sealed the game down
Roberson the stretch, hitting five out of seven foul
shots in the final 1:15.
Kentucky made 24 in the game 11 more than UF at-
"The biggest difference from our past losses to
Kentucky was our lack of physicality," said Donovan,
whose team was outrebounded 34-27. "But today we're
But junior Matt Walsh, who finished with 18 points,
had a slightly different assessment of the game.
"No moral victories," Walsh said. "We feel like we
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tougher and tougher we're going to
have to eliminate the mistakes that
we made, but I was very pleased
with their composure and how
they managed themselves on the
BULLPEN, from page 20
can't help but wonder are the Gators
that much worse than Kentucky? Is UF
still on its seven-year Lexington railway
, You'd have to say no to both, but with
a grit in your teeth and an educated skep-
ticism in your feeble head.
Yes, the Gators lost, and Kentucky
owns them until that changes. But, in
spite of the loss, the Gators proved a
couple of things. First, the Alabama
blowout wasn't a fluke in that UF hung
in there with Kentucky even toward the
As far as comparisons to other
successful teams in UF history, Johns
says it may be a little premature to
tell how they stack up.
At least one player, though,
thinks that this team may have what
it takes to live up to, or even exceed,
end. Also, that the Gators have a com-
plete team shooters, defenders, hustle
players. They also have chemistry. What
UF doesn't have is enough of all that to
make a difference yet.
You're probably vacuuming the
clumps of hair you tore out of your scalp
during the second half while you read
this, but take solace in the fact that UF has
its best squad since its 2000 champion-
ship team. Not as good, but the best since
then. The Gators just haven't meshed it
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UF a realistic chance at beating Kentucky
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play well together and we step up
together and we push each other
well. I think that's what's helped us
to such a great start."
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Gators stockpile arms for shot at championship
By TIM CASEY
As the adage goes, championships are won
with pitching. The 2005 UF pitching staff is be-
ing asked to do exactly that.
The squad lost six pitchers from last season,
most notably Southeastern Conference Pitcher
of the Year Justin Hoyman, but gained 11 new
The 2004 team set a school record for fewest
walks per game (2.17) and posted the team's
lowest earned run average (3.34) since 1992.
UF's 2005 pitchers feature a trio of estab-
lished veterans and a highly touted transfer.
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ers on the mound.
"Last year, I thought we were one pitcher
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think this year we have a good shot. Our pitch-
ing staff, our crop of new pitchers, we have a
bunch of good ones."
Senior right-hander Tommy Boss is sched-
uled to start the season opener Friday night
against Charleston Southern. Boss posted a 4-
5 record and 4.24 ERA in 2004, including a pair
of complete games in his final two starts. Boss
walked only six batters in 76.1 innings.
Connor Falkenbach, one of the team's four
seniors, is projected both to start and come
out of the bullpen. The sidearm right-hander
led the team with 35 appearances last season,
posting a 10-7 record and 3.34 ERA.
"We work hard on locating our pitches
and not walking anybody," Falkenbach said.
"We don't want to walk anybody, we don't
want to get behind in counts. We want to get
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"We want to let the hitters put the ball
in play and let our defense play behind us
because we have a great defense, we always
have," Falkenbach said. "It's just important
not to give away free at bats to the hitters, not
to walk them and stuff like that."
UF's third anticipated starter is junior
transfer Alan Home. The 6-foot-4 right-hand-
er was a first-round draft selection out of
high school, but opted to play for Mississippi
before suffering an arm injury his sophomore
year. He pitched for Chipola Junior College
Redshirt junior Darren O'Day returns as
the team's closer. He led the Gators with five
saves last year, while posting an 8-1 record
and 2.56 ERA.
"I think that both Connor and
Tommy are more quiet leadership
with work ethic."
UF baseball coach
Senior Mike Pete is the most experienced
left-hander on the staff, and will look to earn
a starting role in addition to his late relief
duties. Pete has a 10-2 career record and 4.93
Junior right-hander Bryan Ball provides
another proven option. He posted a 5-1 re-
cord and 5.04 ERA last season.
Coach Pat McMahon is looking for his up-
perclassmen to set the tone for the rest of the
"I think that both Connor and Tommy
are more quiet leadership with work ethic,"
McMahon said, "That's one of the neathings
when you talk about leadership and leader-
"So often people tend to think it's 'rah
rah' and vocal, but they're exactly the op-
posite. They lead with their own personality,
within their strengths."
Boss shared his thoughts on the lesser-
known pitchers. .
"Our young guys, like Brian Augensteih;
and Josh Edmonson those guys ciir -atrtl
Boss said. "What I've seen in fa 1 pra,-hti:
they don't seem to get rattled by all the pres-
sure that we had.
"Even. lefty Mike Pete, a senior, he's
started before. I think we'll have some good
depth. Oh, I forgot Brian Ball. How could i
forget him? He probably had the best fall oul
of all the guys on our team, starting wise."
"I feel like we have a lot of depth in
whatever three guys match up one weekend
against one team," Boss said.
UF struggles in SEC; must go 5-0 for shot at NCAA
N COACH SAYS THE GATORS
HAVE BACKS AGAINST WALL.
By MICHAEL MAURINO
There's nowhere to go but up.
There's just not much time left to
With five games remaining, the
UF women's basketball team could
be considered desperate as it con-
tinues its drop in the Southeastern
Conference standings. With a con-
ference record of 3-6 and 12-10 over-
all, the Gators are in serious danger
of missing the NCAA tournament.
Unless, according to Coach
Carolyn Peck, UF can win its last
five games..Then, even with a first-
round loss in the SEC tournament,
the Gators would finish a game
above .500 in the conference and
would likely receive a bid for the
Peck made the comment follow-
ing Sunday's 77-66 loss at Alabama,
UF's fifth consecutive loss.
"If we have any hope of playing
in the postseason, we're going to
have to go 5-0," she said. "With only
three wins in the SEC right now, we
put our backs against the wall."
Peck clarified her statement
Tuesday by saying that winning the
last five games means UF would
control its own destiny, which is the
"If we don't [win the last five],
we sit back and hope other teams
lose," she said. "So, to be in control
of our own destiny, that would be-
the best way to do it."
Junior Bernice Mosby, who leads
the team with 15.8 points a game,
agrees with her
"I believe we
will have to go
5-0 to go to the
said. "I believe
Mosby we can do it as a
team if we just all
buckle down and concentrate and
focus on basketball...I think once
we get to that point we'll be fine."
The five-game stretch begins
at Kentucky (14-9, 3-5 SEC) on
Thursday, whom UF has defeated in
three of the last four meetings.
UF should be wary of taking the
Wildcats lightly though. Peck said
after UF played well in an overtime
loss to No. 5 Tennessee last week,
the Gators thought they could beat
"I think that in the Alabama
game we had every assumption
that we were going to win," Peck
said. "But you got to go get a win
in the SEC. No one is going to give
it to you."
UF played well in losses to No.
18 Georgia, No. 20 Vanderbilt and
The problem being that those
losses are book ended by a loss at
home to Mississippi and the loss
to Alabama games where UF
struggled much of the game.
Peck .admits that while UF is in
need of a win, she will not place
any added pressure on the team foi
Kentucky because every SEC game
"We're not going to freak out
right now," Peck said. "It's extreme-
ly important, just like every SEC
game has been."
Peck cannot pinpoint the one
thing that has gone wrong over the
last five games to start UF's slide
into ninth place in the SEC. Bu
Mosby thinks the problem may be
in their heads.
"I think it's all mental-9 this
point, because we have the talent,'
she said. "So at this point, I think, we
have to'buckle down mentally and
do the things that got us winning [ir
the first place]."
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Rupp always a tough place
SUFC,0ACH BILLY DONOVAN HAS A 1-10
RECORD ALL-TIME AT KENTUCKY'S LOUD
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
LEXINGTON, Ky. Parting a student mob of
blue and white, a middle-aged, orange-and-blue-
clad man emerges from the Kentucky boosters'
hospitality room, making his way toward the
With no regard for the Kentucky basketball
bluebloods accompanying the man, an entire
section, led by a shirtless, blue-faced character,
instantly screams "boo" in the foreigner's face.
This is Rupp Arena. With a capacity of 23,000,
few collegiate stadiums present such difficulty for
the opposition as represented by the Wildcats'
364-42 home record since 1976.
After four years as a Kentucky assistant in the
early 1990s and -three at Marshall, Coach Billy
Donovan knows the intimidation factor that Rupp
"I've always noticed, even when I was at
Kentucky myself, there's a look in the opposing
team's eyes when you. know they don't have a
chance to win," said Donovan, who holds a 1-10
all-time record when visiting Rupp.
And for a UF team featuring five freshmen -
including two in the starting lineup Donovan
said a main concern was how his youngsters
would react in such a hostile environment.
"I've always noticed, even when I was
at Kentucky myself, there's a look in
the opposing team's eyes when you
know they don't have a chance to
UF basketball coach
"I don't know if there is anything I can say to a
guy that will help them understand [what it's like
to play here]," he said.
UF VIP: While the Wildcats may have the celebrity
power of alumna-turned-actress Ashley Judd, the
Gators had their own nostalgic attendee.
Former guard Brett Nelson was in attendance
to watch his alma mater on Tuesday.
Nelson, who graduated in December, now re-
sides to his hometown of St. Albans, W.V., about a
90-minute drive from the Lexington area.
By WILLIS JACOBSON
Ranked fourth in the nation, the
Oklahoma Sooners entered their
game with UF last weekend having
outscored their previous three op-
ponents by a combined score of 19-
4. They finished their game against
the Gators with just two hits in a 3-0
Although the Gators coaches and
players won't call it a statement
game, a loud and clear statement has
definitely been made.
"It felt great, and I think it helped
our confidence and let us know that
we can go out and play with the top
teams," said first baseman Melissa
Zick, who leads the team with nine
RBIs and a .467 batting average. "It
shows that we are a top team and we
can be the best."
Following their victory against
Oklahoma, the Gators went on to
win the Clearwater Invitational and
improve their record to 7-0, making
them the first team in the nine-year
history of the program to go through
their first seven games without a
"I told the team that this is a mar-
athon and we haven't even climbed
the first hill yet," Coach Karen Johns
said. "So we're really not going to
consume ourselves too much with
where we think we stand as much as
how we want to improve."
One of the big reasons that the team
is still undefeated is due in large part to
the pitching staff. Against the Sooners,
sophomore Stacey Stevens (3-0) threw
that game, senior
(2-0) pitched a com-
plete-game one hit-
ter against Florida
Johns Atlantic. Much of
their success can be
attributed to the help and support that
they lend each other.
"We get really excited, even more
so than the rest of the team, to see each
other do well," said Schuerman. "The
entire [pitching] staff is like one big
' Johns, though, still sees room for
"I thought we did some nice
things, but there were times when
I think we struggled, so we've got
some things to work on," Johns
said. "As the competition keeps getting
SEE SOFT, PAGE 18
UF not ready for 'Cats
here was supposed to be
a break in. your regularly
scheduled Kentucky beat-
ing. You were tuned in to another
episode of "Those Soft, Cuddly
and Overrated Gators," but
the program was changing to a
remastered and athletically re-
vamped "Gators Who Can Ball."
UF had a 36-29 halftime
lead. Coach Billy Donovan had
America's attention. And with
undefeated Boston College falling
to those pesky Irish earlier in the
night, you could almost feel a UF
upset coming. You almost had an
excuse to go streaking throughout
a local apartment complex near
Then there was the halftime
Anastasis Ma y be
Louis in the Bullpen Anthony
hogging the scoring column.
Maybe the Gators just weren't yet
ready to beat the Wildcats.
It was heartbreak all over
Yet even after all that the
big lead, then the collapse you
SEE BULLPEN, PAGE 18
Bostti College 65
Notre Dame 68
N 1996: UF shortstop David Eckstein be-
comes the first player in school history to
hit for the cycle. One year earlier to the day,
Eckstein became one of just two Gators to
record 9 RBI in a game.
* Log on to www.alligator.org/sports for
an update on three Gators athletes being
named Southeastern Conference athletes
of the week. Also, the Gators baseball
team will have a guest pitcher and the
women's golf team played in California.
ENBA: Atlanta vs. Orlando
Sunshine, 7 p.m.
NNBA: Sacramento vs. Seattle
TNT, 10:30 p.m.
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