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City trafficfatalities surpass 2004 total
* THE FOUR AUTO-RELATED DEATHS
IN JUST SIX WEEKS OF 2005 SUR-
PASSED THE 2004 TOTAL OF THREE.
By EVA KIS and MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Alligator Staff Writers
With Ft-bruar\ not even half over,
Gainesville's traffic fatality total surpassed
that for all of "004 on Wednesday, when a local
man died after being struck by a pickup truck
.and a hgh i ch:o:ll -ihd.cnt involved in a sepa-
rate rah oalic .operi h-d
Witnesses said Virgil Perkey, 75, attempted
to cross Southwest 13th Street from his home
at Sabal Palms residential inn to a Texaco
convenience store when he was hit by a 1994
Chevrolet pickup truck traveling southbound
in the inside lane.
Perkey, whose name Gainesville Police
would not confirm pending notification of
his next of kin, may have been blocked from
the view'of oncoming traffic by a UPS truck
parked in the right lane, according to wit-
The name of the driver was withheld pend-
ing notification of a victim's advocate, GPD
spokesman Keith Kameg said.
SThe department's traffic homicide division
responded to the scene, where Kameg said
Perkey was killed instantly.
"They're checking skid. marks for deter-
mination of speeding," Kameg said, adding it
was not known whether alcohol was involved
in the incident.
Residents said Perkey made the trip many
times before but had vision problems.
"This was the first home he ever had,"
landlord Christa Gross said, adding that
Perkey lived at the development since 1997.
She said residents look out for each other,
SEE TRAFFIC, PAGE 5
: Matt Marriott/Alligator Staff
Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno speaks about the trials and tribulations of her life and time in
office during the Clinton administration. Topics of discussion included Elian Gonzalez and Waco, Texas.
Reno opens up to UF students
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Distilling the lessons learned from her life and
career, former US. Attorney General Janet Reno
told more than 600 UF students and community
members to both help the needy and to take respon-
sibility for themselves.
"I have found there is no greater calling than
public service," she said.
Reno told the Stephen C. O'Connell Center
crowd Wednesday an oft-recounted story from
her childhood, describing how her mother had
built their family a home with her own hands in
More than 40 years later, the house withstood
the force of Hurricane Andrew, she said. She'com-
pared building a sturdy house to building a life, an
analogy that carried through her approximately
"Build your life the right way and it can
SEE RENO, PAGE 5
Leak joins Impact
By BRIDGET CAREY
Gators football quarterback Chris Leak is temporar-
ily moving his fame from the Swamp to the political arena
as the Impact Party's campaign treasurer for the Spring
Student Government election.
"Anyone can add and subtract. Anyone can balance a
budget," current Student Body Treasurer and Impact Party
presidential candidate Dennis Ngin said when asked Leak's
"He'll be fine," Ngin added. "I'll give
him a calculator. But he really won't need
a calculator. He's a student, too. He's not
just a football player."
Ngin said students often forget that UF
football players are students, and Leak
will be able to bring a unique student per-
Leak spective to Impact's campaign.
Leak could not be reached for comment.
A couple of other students will work with Leak, Ngin
said, noting the position would not overwork the starting
"It makes a statement," he said. "A superstar on the UF
campus is supporting the Impact Party."
As the Impact campaign treasurer, Leak's name must be
listed on every party flier, poster, Web site and.any other
political advertisement. But Ngin said the celebrity's name
plastered on all Impact products shouldn't upset the other
parties fighting for attention to gain the students' votes.
"They can choose whoever they want to, be their cam-
paign treasurer," Ngin said, and later added, "Fortunately,
the Impact Party was able to have Chris Leakrepresent us."
Student Senate Pro Tempore Diane Kassim, one of Ngin's
campaign managers, has been in contact with Leak and was
SEE LEAK, PAGE 5
Panel interviews Human Resources position candidate
The second -of three human resources services
shows his house
built entirely of
the Reitz Union
See story, pg. 8.
finalists for a top human
resources position visited
UF on Wednesday, saying
he hopes to be a part of
the "bold" and "exciting"
vision of moving UF into
the Top 10 public research
Kyle Cavanaugh, the
associate vice president for
at the University of Texas-
Austin, told a faculty coun-
cil what he
Online could do to
Exlllusiv solve UF's
in faculty morale.
"I actually don't think it's
as bad as what I walked into
at Austin," Cavanaugh said.
The UF women's rugby
team was reinstated
Wednesday just after being
suspended for "not provid-
ing enough information" to
clarify that it did not host a
pudding wrestling fundraiser
at a local bar.
See story, pg. 4.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 3
UF provost search
* THE PRESIDENT DECIDED TO HIRE A SECOND
SEARCH FIRM TO FIND MORE VIABLE CANDIDATES.
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
Nearly a year after former UF Provost David Colburn
announced he would resign, the university is returning to
the drawing board in its search for a No. 2 administrator.
UF President Bernie Machen decided Wednesday -that
the four recommended candidates lacked the "breadth and
depth needed for this important position."
In a letter to the search committee, Machen said he had
hired a second search firm to find more applicants.
The leading external candidate, Mark Thiemens, called
Machen on Monday to tell him he was no longer interested
in the job.
That left three candidates: Pramod Khargonekar of the
UF College of Engineering, George Atkinson of the U.S.
State Department and Richard Hoffmann
of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
SMachen called Khargonekar and
Hoffmann "viable candidates" and encour-
aged them to stay interested in the search,
but did not mention Atkinson in the letter.
"He really felt that two of those would
-Machen be most appropriate as provost candi-
dates, and two wasn't a broad enough
and deep enough poo! for him to do the rest of the search,"
said Doug Barrett, chairman of the search committee. "He
has asked us to expand the pooL"
The setback is likely to extend the search several months,
though Barrett said a new provost should be in place by
Summer or Fall.
Interim Provost Joe Glover has agreed to continue
serving in the position until a replacement- comes aboard.
Glover took the spot in December after Colburn stepped
Whether or not Khargoirekar and Hoffmann will choose
to remain in the search is uncertain, Barrett said. Neither
candidate had indicated whether he would drop out of the
search when Barrett spoke with Hoffmann before Machen's
"He is deliberating about that," Barrett said. "I hope that
he would stay very interested in the position and an active
Barrett said he did not know the cost of hiring the two
search firms, and Machen did not return an e-mail asking
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Proposal checks power of wage aw
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM-
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Agency for Workforce Innovation an-
nounced Wednesday.that the new $6.15
minimum wage would take effect May
2. Tipped employees, such as restaurant
waiters, however, will earn only a mini-
mum of $2.13 in direct wages.
According to an agency statement;
after May 2, workers who are not paid
the new wage may sue their employ-
ers. Florida's attorney general may also
bring civil charges against businesses
that pay less than the minimum wage
and levy fines of uip to $1,000 per inci-
dent on the businesses.
Meanwhile at the Capitol on
Wednesday, the House Judiciary
Committee discussed a draft proposal
that would require workers to give
written notice to their employers if
they intended to sue for nonpayment
The business would then have 15
days to either pay the back wages
or otherwise resolve the claim to
the worker's satisfaction before the
lawsuit could be filed. If
Special after 15 days the worker
Report hadn't received his or her
.. back wages, they could
-continue with the suit. If the worker
prevailed in court, they would be
entitled to twice the lost wages plus
But the proposed legislation also
includes a "good faith" clause that
would allow courts to limit damages
to the amount of lost wages if it deter-
mined the business had not intended
to break the wage law. Courts would
also be barred from awarding noneco-
nomic pain and suffering or punitive
damages under the proposal.
Labor advocates have expressed
concerns that the legislature is consid-
ering business-friendly ideas such as
the 15-day waiting period that were
not included in the minimum wage
amendment passed by 71 percent of
Florida voters who chose to raise the
wage by $1.
Business advocates counter that
the measures are necessary to prevent
unintentional clerical errors from trig-
gering costly lawsuits.
Florida will become one of only
three states with a minimum wage tied
to inflation. The Agency for Workforce
Innovation will compute and publicize
the yearly increase before each Sept.
30, and the cost of living adjustment
will go into effect the following Jan. 1.
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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2005
Board of Trustees loses original member to business
By EMILY YEHLE
UF's governing body is now one
Albert Thweatt resigned from the
Board of Trustees on Monday, citing
business commitments. He has been
on the board since its creation in
"I think we'll miss his passion
for the university and his constant
desire to look out for the interests of
our students," said Dianna Morgan;
who also has been a member of the
board since 2001.
As an active voice on the board's
Education Policy Committee,.
Thweatt addressed issues ranging
from shared governance between
UF's administration and faculty and
increasing diversity of the student
body, Morgan said.
And despite running a business
and living in Petersburg, Va., he was
committed to the board, Morgan
"I know he often traveled longer
to be at the board than anyone else
and yet he never missed a meeting,"
But Thweatt said he couldn't keep
up with the demands of the board
while running his security firm
schedule of the
past year has
taken a toll on the
my business, and
Thweatt ,I believe that the'
time needed to
support its growth will significantly
interfere with the contribution I
want to make toward matters asso-
ciated with the university," he stated
in a release.
Thweatt received all of his college
degrees, including a doctorate, from
universities in both North Carolina
and Virginia. Before his business
enterprise, he was an assistant
principal of Hopewell City School in
Virginia and a staff specialist for the
University of Virginia.
Thweatt was originally appoint-
ed to the Board of Trustees in 2001
by Gov. Jeb Bush, but his successor
will be chosen by the Florida Board
of Governors, the governing body of
the State University System.
It is'expected to-make the ap-
pointment at its Feb. 24 meeting,
which will be in Tallahassee, accord-
ing to a release.
Trustees hold five-year terms and
decide important university deci-
sions, such as choosing the univer-
sity president. Six of the 13 members
are appointed by the governor, and
five are appointed by the Board of
The remaining two seats are filled
by the Student Body president, cur-
rently Jamal Sowell, and the Faculty
Senate chairman, currently Pierre
UF reinstates women's rugby team after suspension
* STUDENT GROUPS NOW MUST
GAIN APPROVAL FOR FUNDRAISERS.
By JEFF SIRMONS
-. Alligator Writer
The UF women's rugby team was rein-
stated Wednesday just after being suspended
for "not providing enough-information"-to
administrators to clarify that it did not host a
Feb. 2 pudding wrestling fundraiser at Eddie
David Bowles, UF recreation sports assis-
tant director, said the Gainesville Rugby Club,
not affiliated with UF, sponsored the event,
"Pudding wrestling is not the image UF
wants," Bowles said.
The UF women's rugby team earned mon-
ey from the event by helping to set up and
clean up after it but did not sponsor it.
The Gainesville Sun reported Wednesday
that UF officials were questioning the UF
women's rugby team's involvement in the
event but did not mention the Gainesville
Rugby Club in its front-page, lead story.
Students and administrators declined to
-ite the Sun article as a reason for the short-
lived suspension. SSi night editor- Darrell
Hartman declined to comment for this report.
"What happened was a miscommunica-
tion between UF administration and the
girl's rugby team," said assistant coach Lee
Brewster. "We worked it out and everything
should go smoothly from here on out."
Some rugby players did voluntarily partici-
pate in the pudding wrestling, team treasurer
Allison Fischman said, but only for fun.
"A lot of our players are friends with those
in the Gainesville Rugby Club, but we didn't
host the event," Fischman said.
,While the team now has given Bowles suf-
ficient information to reinstate its
Student club, it is still under investigation,
'Life Bowles said.
But even though the team
reportedly did not host the controversial
fundraising event, a rule was passed requiring
all proposed student-group fundraisers to be
approved by an administrative board to make
sure there are no problems with the proposal:
"I can understand why they would do this,"
Student Body Treasurer Dennis Ngin said. "For
example, one group wanted to host a video
game tourney to raise money, which sounds
like a great idea. But after review, we found it
infringed copyright laws because that group
would be making money on the video games."
The only catch, Ngin said, was timeliness.
"If they (UF administrators) want to do this,
I'm fine with that," Ngin said. "But I'm con-
cerned that groups might be hindered because
the board may take too long to give a response."
Many recreational sports clubs had no
qualms with the new rule.
"All our fundraisers are clean," women's
roller hockey president Kayla Back said. "We
host car washes and sell team programs, so
this isn't going to set us back financially."
Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president for stu-
dent affairs, did not respond to phone calls.
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Former attorney general fondly remembers past law-enforcement exploits
RENO, from page 1
Make a profound difference," she said.
Other experiences taught Reno to not
stand by idly when she saw something
was wrong and to always speak directly,
even when people might dislike her for it,
In 1993, Reno was confirmed as
President Clinton's attorney general.
"I had never dreamed in my life I would
have had the opportunity to be attorney
general," she said. "It was an experience
that I shall never forget."
Reno addressed several well-known
incidents from her term, including the
first World Trade Center bombing, the
Oklahoma City bombing and the Elian
She also spoke of taking responsibil-
ity for the 1993 standoff at the Branch
Davidians' Waco, Texas, compound, dur-
ing which 86 cult members were killed.
"I made sure we did everything we
could do to mediate this situation," she
said. "I will never forget that experience
as long as I live, and it is one that I am ac-
Not all was serious Wednesday, as
Reno poked fun at herself
On, for agreeing to appear on
Camrpus "Saturday Night Live." She
also divulged her affinity for
kayaking as a way to escape.
Reno later touched briefly on several
issues including healthcare and the envi-
"If we can go to Iraq and do what we
have done, we ought to be able to provide
healthcare at least for all our children," she
said to the audience's applause.
UF political science freshman Mark Hall
said he feels Reno is open-minded and ac-
cepts the changing generation, making her
an ideal speaker for a college campus.
"I'm inspired by the majority of issues
she brings up and the way she goes about
things," he said.
The Women's Leadership Council and
Accent, UF's speakers bureau, sponsored
Locals mourn tragic deaths of neighbors
TRAFFIC, from page 1
helping out with necessities
when one of them need it.
"This complex was his family.
We were his family," she said.
Mark Farrar, who knew
Perkey from his job at-Joe's Deli,
spoke of Perkey's work ethic, his
love of the Gators and his warm
"He was the kindest soul
you'd ever want to meet," Farrar
Any witnesses are asked to
contact GPD's Sonny Thompson
An incident outside city limits
also took the life of a Gainesville
High School cheerleader.
Around 6:45 a.m., Kenya L.
Wilson, 15, was making her way
to the bus when she stepped into
the inside westbound lane .of
Southwest Archer Road, 20 feet
west of Southwest 69th Terrace,
and was struck by an oncoming
Wilson was taken to Shands
at UF, where she later was pro-
Florida Highway Patrol
reports state alcohol was not a
factor in the collision.
"He was the kindest
soul you'd ever want to
friend of Virgil Perkey
The driver, Bobby Simmons,
49, was wearing his seatbelt at
the time of the accident and
escaped injury. It is not known
whether any charges are pend-
ing against him.
Wilson's aunt, Veronica
Cohen, remembers her niece as
a sports enthusiast who liked
Wilson also cheered with her
"I know she loved cheering
- cheerleading was her life,"
Cohen said in a telephone in-
terview Wednesday from the
home Wilson shared with her
GHS Principal Wiley Dixon
said although he was not
personally acquainted with
Wilson, a sophomore, he un-
derstands the girl was respect-
ed and well-liked at the school.
"If you talk to any of her
teachers, they will say that she
was a really nice kid, pleas-
ant to be around and really
involved," Dixon said. "She
was just an all-around good
person and a student that a lot
of people liked."
GHS administrators are of-
fering students counseling to
cope with the tragedy, Dixon
Football star draws attention to Impact Party
LEAK, from page 1
key in securing him as part of the campaign,
Kassim was unavailable to comment as of
But college football stars supporting campus
politics isn't something new for the. Impact,
formerly Access, Party. In last Spring's election,
when Ngin was running with then-Student Body
Treasurer Jamal Sowell, former Gators football
wide receiver O.J. Small was the Access Party's
campaign treasurer. Sowell won the presidency.
In FSU's election history, Seminoles quarter-
back Chris Rix lost in a bid for Student Body vice
president in 2002.
Ngin said Leak won't make public appear-
ances with the party, but having him involved
"helps make this campaign more exciting."
Center of attention
Katoya King and Keisha Bentham babysit Evan Bukata on the
Reitz Union North Lawn on Wednesday afternoon.
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6, ALLIGATOR S THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2005
Immigrant tuition breaks
good, but need revisions
O n the surface, this is a very simple issue. Children of ille-
gal aliens were brought to this country by their parents,
through no choice of their own. For better or for worse,
they are in America and must deal with the American educa-
tion system if they want to succeed. Because of this, it is difficult
to call for punishing them for their parents' actions by denying
in-state tuition rates that would be given to students who were
legally in the state. Illegal aliens usually have low-paying jobs,
so the more than $15,000 yearly cost of a full course load at UF
for out-of-state students is often insurmountable. In addition,
nonresident students are not eligible for Bright Futures and
most other scholarships.
.Under the bill that passed the Florida Senate Education
Committee Tuesday, nonresidents can qualify to receive in-state
tuition as long as they spend three consecutive years in state
with a parent, attend and graduate from a Florida high school,
and sign an affidavit pledging to file to become a U.S. citizen.
It sounds like a good, humanitarian plan an open-and-
shut case. But'it's not that simple.
The point at which this argument falls apart is the specified
time period: three years is not an acceptable period of time for
one to become, at least in some respects, a citizen. The normal
citizenship process is long and grueling, and the bill would
allow students to reap benefits of citizenship without going
through the same rigorous system.
But that does not mean the bill is not fundamentally a great
idea. A reformed version should be agreed upon and presented
as soon as possible, as the plight of children of illegal aliens is
real. If they can prove themselves in school to be worthy of at-
tending college, it is a shame if they cannot do so.
However, there is another issue that must be resolved.
An unfortunate consequence of the bill is that it will reward
those who decide to immigrate to America illegally. Parents
will realize that as long as they sneak in while their child is still
young enough to attend high school, they can secure a cheap
college educationfor them as well as an essentially government-
supported bid for citizenship. This also may appeal to parents
who had not planned to immigrate at all, but who then realize
their child could have an opportunity to study in America for a
reduced cost and have a good chance at citizenship, rather than
having to come over under a student visa, fork out much more
money and then come back home.
The solution to this problem is not clear.
If it is ignored, then the door is open to the possibility of
significantly increased immigration to Florida and the ensuing
burden on the state and educational systems.
If foreign citizens here on student visas are granted the op-
portunity to file for in-state tuition and citizenship, the resulting
chaos would require a complete restructuring of the intera-
tional student program. In addition, opening the possibility of
in-state tuition to anyone who can obtain a student visa thus
makes it possible for a considerable number of non-U.S. resi-
dents to obtain cheaper school fees, while excluding U.S. citi-
zens from other states. This option would lead to a continually
escalating argument over who has the right to in-state tuition,
with even less chance of an acceptable answer being found.
And if you drop the idea entirely, you harm the students
who will not be able to afford to go to college at out-of-state
Whichever is the case, this bill should be brought up again
-in an edited form. It has a tremendous ability to assist disad-
vantaged youth in obtaining a good education and taking their
own piece of the American dream.
Under the current stipulations, however, it is too flawed to
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Eulogy for a genuine dude, true friend
First heard about what happened to Chris Small from a turnedit. He was a dependable guy
headline in the Alligator. I read the headline and didn't I last saw him only a few weekly
realize who it was. I didn't read the article because I ago. On a chilly January evening
was blase about the news. In retrospect, those thoughts ";t my roommate and I drove out to
were wrong, no matter whom the article had been about. birthday party put on by.a friend
The life cut short that early January morning was a valu- of a friend. It took a half an hour t(
Chris' death was a terrible tragedy. This is painfully.
plain to those of us who were Chris' friends, but we all
should reflect on what his life means to us and make our
lives better in doing so.
I first met Chris Small near the beginning of my fresh-
man year; he-lived down the hall from me in.Hume. He
was quite friendly, which I originally took as simply the
compulsory friendliness everyone has when starting col-
lege. But as the year wore on and most people's friendli-
ness wore off, Chris remained upbeat and approachable.
The cliques that emerged in our dorm were foreign to
him. He was happy to meet you and earnestly interested
in what you had to say, no matter who you were.
It seems as if everyone whom I've spoken to about
Chris feels the same way. Almost everyone seems to have
A mutual friend, Phil Osteen, talked about one time
they'd gone out partying together. Even as they were be-
ing driven home, Chris went on about the new gadgets on
his car. He was a gadget buff.
"He could go on about it for days," Osteen recalled.
"He was a genuine dude."
Steve Nedrud said, "He was a good kid that put people
in front of himself someone that liked to make people
laugh. And he taught me how to play the guitar."
I have some random memories, too. I recall a time I lent
him a belt. Abelt is an odd thing to lend a person, but he re-
Jay ol3diniudi get to the place, which was in th
Speaking Out middle of nowhere.
The party was surreal. There
was a big bonfire, a man dispensing beer at the keg who
must've had fewer than half of his teeth and a T-bird that
looked like it was having some major automobile work
done in the backyard. It also was the first party I'd ever
been to that featured a "dubbawide" trailer.
I saw Chris huddled around the fire like virtually ev-
eryone else at the party. He still was the same fun, sociable
guy. He was interested in catching up and in having a
good time. It was as if no time had passed since the day I'd
last seen him. As a couple of rotund guys went around the
party, asking people if they would like to purchase some
moonshine (packaged conveniently in what looked like
mayonnaise jars), we laughed and had a good time not
despite but because of the odd surroundings. College is
about novelty, new experiences and bright futures.
Chris did have a bright future. He was a rising finance
major and was well on his way to law school. He would've
had a great future in any pursuit he chose. Chris had many
great things going for him: friends, an education and a
We will miss him greatly. He was a good man, a great
friend and a true Gator.
Rest in Peace, Christopher James Small.
Jay Stannard is an industrial and systems engineering ju-
nior and readers'advocate at the Alligator.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question:.Should chil- Wednesday's question: Should 35% YES
dren of illegal immigrants be loan funding be cut to make way 6 NO
eligible for in-state tuition? for Pell Grant increases? -65TO VOTE
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Letters to the Editor
Bush budget cuts do not go far enough
Editor: This letter is in. response to
Tuesday's editorial "Budget Blunder," in
which the Alligator editorial board slams
President Bush's budget proposal because
it includes cuts to the Department of
Education while maintaining a sizeable
defense budget. I'd like to remind the
editorial board that defense is within the
sphere of powers mandated to the federal
government by the Constitution, while
education, subsidies, Medicaid, healthcare
and other programs the editorial board.
blames Bush for cutting are not.
Bush's budget cuts don't go far enough.
Conservatives confiscate people's money
and hand it out to businesses while liber-
als confiscate people's money and hand
it out to the poor; both are a symptom
of government's natural tendency to
expand a problem the framers of the
Constitution were well aware of.
It's time we stop thinking the govern-
ment is here to solve our problems and put
Uncle Sam on a diet that will allow him
to perform only those duties he was origi-
nally created to perform in protecting our
life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
Islam speaker only furthers stereotypes
Editor: Hoping to learn something
about Islam, I went to hear Islam
Awareness Month's first speaker, Paul
Findley. I thought the Islam Awareness
Month kickoff event would focus on
raising awareness about the beauty and
qualities of Islam. Sadly, I was mistaken.
Instead of sharing information about the
basic tenets of Islam, Findley utilized the
event to provoke hatred for and spread
untruths about Israel.
Findley, who served as a congressman
from Illinois for 22 years, spent a good
portion of the event blaming the American
Israeli Public Affairs Committee for ef-
fectively ruining his political career. He
incorrectly defined AIPAC as an organiza-
tion of U.S. citizens of Jewish faith who
passionately are against Islam: AIPAC is
a nonreligious and nonpartisan organi-
zation committed to fostering a -positive
relationship between America and Israel.
In a lecture titled "The Religious Roots of
Middle East Conflict," one would hope
to hear a message about religions in the
Middle East, not the bitter ranting of a
political figure who blames the Jews for
Since Sept. 11, 2001, the Muslim com-
munity in the United States has suffered
tremendously from the use of stereotypes,
as they unfairly have been associated
with words like "terrorists" and "suicide
bombs." Rather than discourage the use of
such stereotypes, Findley encouraged the
audience to use them by unfairly general-
izing the beliefs held by members of the,
Republican Party, right-wing Christian
organizations, supporters of Israel and
When asked to share his opinion of
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's dis-
engagement plan, he did not provide a
speck of recognition for the momentous
and positive steps toward peace that
Palestinian and Israeli leaders are taking
at this very moment.
Regardless of Findley's shortsighted
opinion of current policies, one very cer-
tain fact he failed to recognize is that Israel
wants peace and is willing to negotiate
It is my hope that Abbas will continue to
prove himself as a true partner in this pro-
cess. Perhaps it would be wise for Findley
to look to Abbas in order to understand
the importance of peace and the danger of
instigating unnecessary problems.
I hope at the next Islam Awareness
Week event I attend I will be offered in-
formation about Islam and the beauties of
another faith, instead of catty generaliza-
tions and blatant lies about Israel.
Vice President, Gators for Israel
Social Security requires gradual change
Editor: Perhaps Allison Cullin should
check her facts about the state of. Social
Security. In President Bush's State of the
Union address, he stated Social Security
is projected to be out of money by 2042,
not 2018. In light of the fact that we have
about 40 years to fix Social Security, perhaps
some gradual changes in retirement age and
benefit formulas would be an easier way to
solve the problem, instead of adding a tril-
lion dollars to the already ballooning debt
and exposing our retirement funds to the
mercies of the stock market. If the President
wants to tackle a crisis, perhaps he should
fix Medicare, which actually is due to go
bankrupt by 2018 helped along by Bush's
massive new drug benefit.
It appears other political agendas are at
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By JUSTIN RICHARDS
X Alligator Writer after hit-and-run
ni'..o : iThere's only one house in Gainesville A UF student pulled over-for leaving a hit-
with Ramen noodle shingles, prune juice and-run was ultimately arrested for driving
columns and a mayonnaise air condition- under the influence with'her license revoked
Sing unit. and possession of false identification and
It's the Associated General Contractors
Sof America's entry into' UF's first -alcohol by a minor, as well as the original
of America's entry into UF's first offense of fleeing the scene of an accident,
SExtravaCANza, held Wednesday on the offense of fleeing the scene of an accident,
SReitz Union Colonnade. reports state.
Student groups built sculptures out of Jessica Inez Allman, 20, was detained by
nonperishables, which were later taken police after witnesses described her red Ford
to local food banks. Florida convertible leaving the scene of an accident
On Rotaract, UF's version of at Museum Road and Southwest 13th Street,
Ca1mpUS Rotary International, hosted according to reports.
the event. When authorities pulled over Allman at
"It's not just during the holidays that Diamond Village, they allegedly detected a
everybody's hungry," Rotaract President strong smell of alcohol on her breath.
Justin Taylor said.
The AGC of America had the most A search of Allman's purse for identi-
items at 234 and was awarded $100 to fiction turned up two driver's licenses
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entered. but released Wednesday.
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like "The Socket
to Her"- standing
up against a -
wall and "The
Lincoln Douglas" I didn't know
Lincoln and Douglas did that
--"Position of the Day" could be
the quintessential gag gift and
a perfect eyebrow raiser.
Read Cher's racy review, pg. 11.
Marrying a stranger .
met through an .:-
agency might be
a bad idea. Moving to another
country with him and taking your
mother might be even worse.
In "A Silent Love," that's exactly
what happens. Somewhere in
it all, though, is a sweet story.of
See Angie's review, pg. 10.
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Michael Swain and Louis Prieto-Munoz enjoy a bellydancing performance by Sihaya, a Farhannah dancer, as she entertains the
crowd at Farah's Bar & Grill and Hooka Lounge Saturday night.
By COLIN MCCANDLESS
If you've ever dined at Farah's on the Avenue on Saturday
evening. yoL likely sat hypnotized by the undulating peh-ic
gyrations of that night's featured bell;' dancer in behveen
mouthfuls ot hummus and puffs of apple tobacco from your
hookah. of course.
The mesmerizing performer -ou witnessed wearing in and
out of tables while the swaying, sultry sounds ot Middle Eastern
music played in the background \wa.s lust one ot five \women
who together comprise the Farhannah Dancers. Gaimesville s
authentic Belly Dancing Troupe
The accompanying music may conjure up images of snake
charmers or bustling marketplaces in a desert oasis, but to see
Farhannah Belly Danceis is to iatdc poetry in motion.
"Tt's art, it's daoce, you e\Tperience what you feel for mu-
sic through your body movement, says Bahilah, director of
Farhannah "In this kind of dance, the music dictates what your
Each of the Farhannah's dancers appears tudei a one-word
stage name: Bahijah. Haval, Nicoma, Afsana, and Sharlh-tn.
Bahuiah says they usually rotate four dancers at Faiah's, so
there is ahvays a new person each Satiudav of the month.
The Faararnnah Bell\ Dancers had to work to aclheve the
skill that now wow'Saturday night cus-tomers
After taking yearn of lessons under various master nstrric-
tors, the quintet eventually decided to form an independent
group in 1999.
Six years later, the Farhannah Belly Dancers still are going
strong, sharing with our conmmunityur what Bahijah describes as
a 'really tun, social dance and a good form of exercise."
Whule Farah'. is their sole regular conunitment. Farhannahs
often are hired for birthdays, anniversaries, office parties-and
other special occasions.
The Farhannahls teach the expressive dance style derivedi
from Middle Eastern and North African origins classes in their
studio landa\ s through Saturdays
They offer instruction to all ages and levels of skill from be-
ginning to expert.
Bahijah says that UF students comprise the majonty of the
participants, and t-wo of the women in the dance group attend
How long does it take to master the art of Belly Dancing
"It depends," Bahijah says. "Some people pick it up faster
than others. It takes practice and study"
Bahijah has been involved in belly dancing as either a pupil
or a teacher for 12 years.
For female students at LUF interested in signing up for a class
with one of the Farhannah dancers or to contact them for an
Setent. visit \vww-.bahijah.com
The classes are tor women only. [ guess the banng of our
robust, hairy midriffs vill be confined to improve street perfor-
Ev\erone can catch upcoming up close and personal at
Farah's on the Avenue, 1120 W. University Ave. Saturday nights
-at 8 p.m.
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Long, strange trip lands renaissance man at CGs
By JACQUELINE DAVISON
If "renaissance man" could be
defined by a solo North American
bike trip, a spot on the opening
credits of MTV's Made and in-
volvement in numerous musical
projects, Ned Brown would be the
modern-day Gainesville equiva-
Brown's current musical en-
deavor, Witness the Fitness, strips
everything from a musical project,
bringing it down to a voice and a
"I was never comfortable about
my name being on fliers or any-
thing," says Brown. "So I decided
to give it a name. It's just a big
exercise in minimalism. Less is
While living in New York City
in the summer of 2002, Brown was
approached on his way to work
by a woman who asked to take
Polaroids of him and asked for his
contact info. A few days later, she
told him to show up at a certain
place with a few shirts to see which
would look best on camera.
"I've still no real idea what this
could be for, although-I'm pretty
sure MTV had been mentioned by
this point," he explains.
He received $100 and free food.
Two years later, Brown came home
to find six instant messenger win-
dows open on his computer, all
with the question "Did I just see
you on MTV's Made?"
"One girl didn't believe it was-
me," he says. "Because the guy on
TV is 'way hotter.'"
Brown, whose day job is a clerk
at UF's College of Medicine, left
South Florida on June 1 last year to
embark on a 45-day bike trip.
"The plan was to go up around
the top of the Great Lakes and
across Canada to the pacific,"
Brown says. "But I got a bit aggres-
sive biking'into New York City and
tore a tendon in my right shin. Not
the brightest thing I've ever done."
Brown packed camping equip-
ment and his acoustic guitar into a
trailer half the size of the standard
keg. The guitar only made it to
Afton, Ga., where a woman has
been putting up bike tourists since
1976 for donations.
"The house is full of things
- but there was nothing for any
kind of sound. No stereo. No TV.
So I left the instrument, which
seemed appropriate, as the guitar
was originally a gift to me."
Tonight brings Witness the
Fitness to Common Grounds
with Landing on Land and sip,
sip/tune, tune. The reason Brown
believes music fans should check
out Witness the Fitness?
"Drunken tap harmonics."
Love not lost in translation
Marrying a stranger met through an
Internet dating agency might be a bad
idea. Moving to another country with
him and taking your mother might be even worse.
In the 2004 Canadian romantic comedy-drama,
"A Silent Love," that's exactly what happens.
Somewhere in it all, though, is a sweet story of un-
Through an online dating service, Norman
(Noel Burton), a shy, middle-aged Montreal pro-
fessor, meets Gladys (Vanessa Bauche), a young
Mexican'woman, and the two form a relationship
over mutual correspondence. He travels to Mexico,
and, with a translator's help, proposes marriage.
Gladys agrees but on the condition that she bring
her widowed mother, Fernarida (Susana Salazar), to
live with them in Canada. Norman, excited to have
a new family to share his life with, happily agrees.
The newlyweds try to fill the gaps in their cul-
tural, differences to make the marriage run smooth-
ly. Gladys studies English and Norman studies
Spanish. He organizes his apartment to suit her, and
she meets his colleagues in an effort to adapt.
Things aren't that easily fixed though.
Matrimonial bliss is not as simple as the "61 percent
chance of success" predicted by the dating service.
Though they both have .good intentions,
Norman becomes increasingly introverted, causing
Gladys to become frustrated. When Fernanda, who
is helplessly stuck in the middle of their relation-
ship, tries to play marriage
counselor and peacekeep-
er, new problems arise.
All three learn valuable
lessons in love, loneliness
and the unpredictable na-
Angie De Angelis ture of relationships.
At the Hipp A funny tale of culture-
email@example.com clash romance, "A Silent
Love" is primarily in
Spanish with subtitles. But it avoids the cliches usu-
ally associated with mixed-culture relationships.
"A Silent Love" also gives an interesting look
into the idea of mail-order brides and the things
people will do out of loneliness.
It's a heart-warming movie with a simple yet
universal message about the search for love, no
matter the culture, age or other difference.
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, "A
Silent Love" is a refreshing alternative to the ce-
lebrity-driven, mainstream romantic comedies of
"A Silent Love" has been awarded the Best
-Screenplay at the Miami Latin Film Festival and
Brooklyn International Film Festival:
"A Silent Love" makes its Gainesville debut
Friday at the Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE
Second Place, and runs until Feb. 17.
For show times and tickets, call 375-HIPP or visit
Band mines for metal
By CHAD SMITH Dopamean is not for the faint at
Avenue Writer heart. McClellan describes the
sqund as "technical metal."
"Gainesville" and "metal" ';We like to mess with people's
have not always gone hand-in- heads. Just when they think
hand. But latel\:a town renowned they found the beat we'll change
for its punk rock scene is getting the direction of the song. We
more technical. like to play songs tast and as
An upcoming show will showv- f-up as much as possible," says
case some of the town's artists McClellan.
trying to matk a spot for metal in Unlike the band s namesake,
"it seems like there are a lot
more metal bands forming re-
centlv. Death, thrash, hardcore,
and other styles. And more tans
are coming out to shows," says
KD McClellan, bassist of local
metal band Dopamean. "I think
the scene has a lot further to grow.
but you can now\ say that there
is -uch a thing as 'Gainesville
Compared. to The Dillinger
Escape Plan and Messhugga
musicall- and Acid Bath vocally,
UUpaminelllc, the nlleurotansdlmiter
in the brain that is vital to the
central nervous system, a lack of
Dopamean will not be detrimen-
tal to your health, but it won't.be
You can see for -ourself on
Saturday when Dopamean shares
the stage at Eddie C's with Echoes
of Violence and Limb From Limb.
Eddie' C s is located on South
For more information on
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N erve.com's book "Position of the Day" offers more
fun on Valentine's Day than you should be allowed
to have for $9.95.
Kim Bobson, a bookseller at Borders Books and Music and
a UF, said she's been given three copies of this chunky paper-
back with 366 anatomically correct drawings of a couple in
every position you could possibly imagine with or without
a rocking chair.
With positions like "The Socket to Her"-- standing up
against a wall-and "The Lincoln Douglas"--I didn't know
Lincoln and Douglas did that- this book could be the quint-
essential gag gift and a perfect intimate eyebrow raiser.
And don't miss "The Leg-Warmer" position. They're
coming back, by the way. I saw a girl wearing some over her
jeans at Einstein's last week. Of course, Nerve's leg warmer is
an entirely different kind of pair.
Beth Roberts, assistant manager of Books-a-Million on
Newberry Road, said books like "Position" sell because they
can be taken as humor and more seriously by the sexually
But "Position" isn't the only title weighing down the
shelves this February.
"Anne Hooper is the shiznet f \ books," Roberkt -aid.
Hooper, a former editor of Penthouse Forum Letters and
an accredited sex therapist, has published more than 30 books
on the subject-
Hooper's books are packing the sexuality shelves in the lo-
cal stores. Quantity is the first cue toward *hat book buyers
think the bestsellers will be. In an off-the-beaten path section
like sexuality, five books on hand means someone expects this
baby to fly, or someone forgot to return them.
SRoberts said with Hooper it's the former.
She said one reason is word of mouth because her custom-
ers come in buying Hooper's books at their friends" sugges-
tions. The sex therapist also covers a wide variety of sexual
themes with a wide appeal.
Hooper's titles include "Great
.Sex Games" and "Sex Toys" for the
more adventurous 'and "Romantic
SMassage" for sensual readers.
S But pull down a copy of Hooper's
"Pure Sex" and- the answer is laid
Cher Phillips open in four-color process, realistic
Off the Press down to facial expressions that
firstname.lastname@example.org would put porn stars to shame.
I've seen Madonna's and
Maplethorpe's books sent to sell
from behind the counter because their galleys held images
less intimate than some in Hooper's books. In other words,
this author couples some pretty, pretty pictures with her
Her Penthouse background shines through in the gloss.
Reading the articles in Hooper's books is simply not re-
Hooper publishes through Dorling Kindersley, a publisher
known as an illustrated reference publisher producing over-
sized hardbacks on subjects from sex to sea monsters.
The publisher, DK, is long on graphs and photos and,
in my opinion, short on actual content. But, in the case of,
Hooper, the publisher and the author are a perfect comple-
But aside from what.looked like stretch marks across the
right cheek of a guy on page 107 of "28 Days of Fabulous
Sex," most of Hooper's models are unrealistic pictures of
airbrushed perfection. If you are looking for truly realistic, go
back to checking out amateurs on the Intemet. These books'
are about the romantic side of sex.
Most of Hooper's books range-$15 to $30.
If you can't afford to buy the book, take your significant
to the bookstore, spring for a mocha and cruise the intimacy
section together. Remember browsing costs nothing. Giving
each other ideas and using your imagination are -sll free.
Morningbell seeks fan satisfaction
BY NATHANIEL DEAS
Some bands go out of their way to
please the fans.
Take Momingbell. Influenced by
the Flaming Lips and Talking Heads,
Momingbell knows how to put on an
"We are absolute Whores for audi-
ence participation," lead singer Travis
From wearing jackets covered in
Christmas lights to throwing Snickers
into the crowd to sponsoring "mous-
tache night," Momingbell promises
to bring something different to every
show, bassist Eric Atria says.
"I need to bring stuff, bring the music
and the lights and what not that's going
to make us better than any other band,"
he said. "You need to have something
driving you to be the best, otherwise.
you're just mediocre."
Momingbell, who will be perform-
ing at Market Street on Saturday with
Maxwell Edisdn and March to May, has
even gone so far as to declare February
"Jason Sanchez Appreciainon Month,"
in honor of their biggest fan.
"He's seen us from the dark days of
the very beginning," Travis said.
- "We are absolute whores
for audience pLrticipa-
Morvniingell Le ea singer
The psychedelic pop/rock foursome
of brothers Atria, Eric's wife and key-
boardist Stacie Thrushman and drum-
mer Masatoshi Enomoto try to take
things lightly on stage, having fun while
singing about the afterlife, outer space
"We always wanted to have a sense
of humor in the music-or about the band
at least," he says. "But I think we've fig-
ured-out how to have that carry through
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Originally based out of Miami,
Momingbell relocated to Gainesville for
academic purposes. Enomoto teaches
music while Travis is pursuing a mas-
ters in journalism, and Thrushman is
enrolled in veterinary school, where
she has a little more than three years
"It's almost a good thing that I'm in
school because we're all forced to stay
here and still have the student life for a
little bit longer," Thrushman said.
Eric graduated from law school last
semester. The band members don't have
much time to concentrate on music,
forcing them to perform once a month.
"We're going to bring the house," he
said. "Even if you hate the,music, I guar-
antee youwe will do something you've
never seen before," Travis says. "And
you won't hate the music, but if you do I
willpersonally come to your house, and
that's a threat."
Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5.
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takes off online
BY ALICIA PEREZ
Imagine having your perfect group of friends.
Each one is beautiful and smart, each one has the
qualities you specifically wanted in a person. Not
possible? Think again.
There's a Web site taking the collection of friends to
a whole new level. It's not thefacebook or Friendster,
but Catch27, a site founded by Elle Magazine's advice
columnist E.. Jean Carroll. Catch 27 not only gives you
the opportunity to be around good-looking people,
but you also can trade your friends ... like baseball
A month or so after thefacebook-became popu-
lar, Carroll, who has the longest-running column in
America, came to the conclusion that, although the
concept was great, the layout and the participants
were dull and safe.
Carroll, whose successful site
Sgreatboyfrtends.com has been featured on
"Oprah" several times, knew how to style a good
Web site. So as a spoof in November, she created
"You have to understand that this was an acci-
dent," Carroll said, laughing. "I made it up to poke
Friendster and thefacebook in the balls, but it ended
up in the hands of some Harvard students and took
It seems cruel and unique to be trading and buying
friends, Carroll said. But it mirrors real life.
"We trade friends for hotter friends every day,
and this is what this site is all about," the columnist
said. "It's a place where you can meet friends and
Not only do you have the opportunity to meet
and hook up with attractive people, there are priz-
es, too. Catch27's objective, as the name implies, is
to create a unique pack of 27 friends. Recent "play-
ers," as they are called on the site, have created
packs with 27 people showing only their belly but-
ton, some only wearing hats and some who have
the name Sara. Once the pack is created, depend-
ing how original the player is, he or she ca n win a
Catch27 hat or the biggest prize an iPod.
"I just joined the site, and I think the concept is dif-
ferent, but in a good way," said Caitlin Esry, a UF edu-
cation major. "Although I am doing this just for fun, I
am enjoying meeting the smart, hot guys on here."
Carroll is vigilant about her new creation, saying
that she checks to see that "losers don't end up on
"Only hot people are on this site, buit the catch is,
that they are also smart," she said.
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By JUNE CAPPIELLO
The second V.A.G.I.N.A. Fest is
But ladies, you can keep on your bra
And gentlemen, you don't have to cower i
VA.G.I.N.A. Fest, which stands fc
Violence Against Girls Is Not Acceptable,
a four-day music festival to raise money f(
Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network,
domestic abuse shelter.
Fest promises to spreadlyrics of love
And it's geared toward everyone who and genre combo-platters. was like a typical show, but everyor
loves music. V-Fest began Wednesday at the Market out."
"This is about women taking care of them- Street Pub and will continue Friday through After raising about $1,500 and the
n selves and each other ... and the men who Sunday at different venues in Gainesville. dous response from both men and
love them, supporting them," said Cynthia The cover charge for each night will be $5, following the event, McCallum expand
s. McCallum, the festival's organizer, and a compilation CD of the artists will be local event to a statewide festival this
n V-Fest will feature bands that have at least available for the same price. Despite the growth of V-Fest, M(
one female musician but will not be limited to Last February, when McCallum said she said she wants to stay true to the m.
or all-girl bands. felt frustrated and wanted to do something -and keep proceeds local.
is This prevents anyone from being left out, productive and "community-wise," she orga- Additional dates for V-Fest wil
or she said. nized the first festival, adjacent to V-Day and Jacksonville and Orlando.
a The bands will encompass an assortment UF's production of the Vagina Monologues, For more information, visit http://
of sounds, including folk, indie, punk, ska "Every show was packed," she said. "It inkrockproductions.com.
1 be i
Barbecue Casual Casual Chinese Creole
David's Real Pit BBQ
Voted #1in Gainesville and listed
in "Where the Locals Eat" as best
place in Gainesville for Ribs &
BBQ. David's says come on in
for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Adult size portions for adult size
appetites. David's caters to the
Gators. Open 7am-9pm Mon-Sat,
8am-9pm Sun. We are located
at 5121-A NW 39th Ave. (352)
373-2002. David's BBQ delivers
the best BBQ anywhere in
Gainesville with Gatorfood.com
Gourmet food at student prices!
Large selection of wines starting
at $9.99. Wine tasting Wed &
Fri 4-8pm. 3 tastes only $4.95.
Open 11am-llpm Sun-Thurs
and til midnight Fri & Sat.
Mildred's Big City Food
"The restaurant to take Mom
and Dad." Gainesville's most
awarded. Fresh food menu-
changes nitely: Seafood, steak,
duck, chicken, lamb, rabbit, crab
cakes, etc. See our chef on TV20-
ABC Fri. 5:30pm. Reservations
recommended. 3445 W.
University Ave. 377-1711.
Serving California Mediter-
ranean Cuisine. Live Jazz
on Thursdays starting at
7:30pm. Sunday International
Brunch Buffet with never-
ending Mimosas starts at
11:00am. Open at 5pm daily.
706 W. University Ave.
Call for takeout 378-2001.
Happy Hour specials all day
everyday. Great food and
attentive service. 3208 SW Archer
Road 373-2800. Open Monday-
Saturday 11am-2am, Sun 11-11.
Cafe Gardens has been just
across from the UF Campus
since 1976. This quaint landmark
courtyard dining is perfect for
any date or gathering. Don't-
miss the Friday wine tasting 6-
8pmr. Open 7 days. Now booking
private parties for the Tuscawilla
Room with patio and deck. Daily
Lunch & Drink Specials. -Live
Music Nightly.- Call 376-2233
1643 NW 1st Ave.
Hooters is relocating! Same fun
atmosphere in a newly remodeled
location, right near UF campus.
For the best wings, hottest girls,
and popular Wednesday night
trivia, come on out to Hooters at
3265 SW 34th St., or give us a call
Specials: Happy Hour everyday
4pm-10pm. Dollar drafts, 2 for
1 single liquor drinks & house
wines. Lunch & dinner specials
Mon-Fri. 11 TV's, 2 Big Screen
Outside.Seating. Behind Eckerd's
in Butler Plaza. 374-0675.
Serving a wide array of
appetizers, burgers, wings,
steaks, salads and seafood, The
Swamp offers something for
everyone. Come and relax on
the front lawn or on one of our
intimate decks while. enjoying
our daily lunch, dinner or drink
specials. Don't miss our famous
Happy Hour, .Monday thru
Friday 4pm-8pm. Located across
from University of Florida, it's
Sthe perfect place to unwind and
experience that great Gator flavor
they call The Swamp. Delivering
lunch and dinner Mon-Sun 11am-
10pm. 1642 W. 'Univ. Ave. 37-
SWAMP (377-9267) For catering
information call 380-9291.
Where eating well means eating
healthfully. Gainesville's best
Chinese food, according to
many of our customers. Family
run, expert chef, now with more
vegetables. Generous portions,
fast service & super lunch/dinner
combos. FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave. .372-4282.
-Full menu and specials @
Com ort Food
New Deal Cafe
Fresh burgers pound, pot
pie, flatbread pizza, panninis,
fresh fish, pork chopk. Bargain
Martinis. 3443 W. University
Discover a genuine taste of
New Orleans at Po' Boys Creole
Cafe' at 3275 SW 34th Street
by Carraba's! Choose from 25
different Po' Boys sandwiches
or from our many wraps, salads,
gumbos, jumbalaya, and dinners!
See us at poboysgainesville:com.
Ladies Night Every Tues w/ Live
Music & Free Beer for ladies! Ca
372-1155 for more info!
Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery shout
"Happy Birthday!" and "Happ
Anniversary Gainesville's mo!
popular ice cream shops als
create great CAKES for birthday
and anniversaries. Stop in toda:
for premium ice creams an
order a Signature Cake. You c;:
buy a fresh-made daily cake (
a custom-order cake. Newbert
Road: 271-7437 Archer Roa(
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made deep-frozen deliveries.
Pio's Pasta Company
Serving you from two location
7 days a week. 4320 SW 20t
Ave. Open for lunch llam-2pi
Mon-Fri 372-9975. 6 South Mai
St. Open lunch 11am-2pm Wec
Fri 375-7372. Both location
open 5pm-10pm Mon-Sun. Ca
for reservations for any speci;
occasion or just a quiet nigl
out. Walk-ins welcome.
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A adult Swimw Contest
1. What shapes does Meatwad turn into during
Stone intro music to "Aqua Teen Hunger Force?"
2. What-'kind of soda machine falls on top of
Captain Murphy in an episode of "Sea Lab?"
3. True or False: Super Milk Chan sucks.
The first three people to e-mail the correct an-
swers to email@example.com will win an Adult
Swim prize pack. Wait! There's more ...
Those crazy bastards from Adult Swim will be
showing new episodes of "Sealab," "Tom Goes
to the Mayor." some "Aqua Teen" and "Birdman'
Tuesday at the Reitz Union Cinema. Shows begin
at 7 and 9 p.m. It's fun AND free stuff.
OFF THE PRESS
Festival's authors impart wise words
BY GORDON VAN OWEN
UF's creative writing program is spon-
soring the 56th annual Writer's Festival this
Friday and Saturday in the Research Room
of the Smathers Library.
The festival, coordinated through the
English department, will bring four celebrat-
ed authors from around the country to UF to
read and discuss their works.
Writers include Norman Rush, Jim and
Karen Shepard and Lucie Brock-Broido.
Rush, bom in San Francisco, received a
National Endowment for the Arts grant, a
Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller
Foundation Fellowship. He and his wife,
Elsa, served for the Peace Corps in Botswana,
the setting of his three novels.
Jim and Karen Shepard are married and
teach at Williams College in Massachusetts.
Karen's short fiction has appeared in "Self"
and "USA Today." Jim is the author of six
novels and two story collections. '
Lastly, Lucie Brock-Broido is a poet who
taught at Harvard and Princeton and now is
the director of poetry in the Writing Division
in the School of Arts at Columbia University
in New York City.
The festival begins on Friday at 8 p.m.,
with the Shepards reading selections of their
Saturday's events include informal talks
with all of the authors, beginning at 1 p.m.
The event concludes at 8 p.m. Saturday
with readings by Brock-Broido and Rush.
Receptions follow each day'sli"eents,
and the festival is free and open to the
Japanese Mediterranean Mexican Pizza Vegetarian
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xt to Publix). Enjoy Authentic
)anese food in a Casual &
)mfortable environment. Our
tensive SUSHI BAR provides
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irah's On the Avenue
linesville's Premiere Hookah
)unge! One of Farah's best
Iden treasures are its hookah
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Argilleh, these flavorful,
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Ld smell offer a relaxing
ood either before, after, or
rhaps even while dining at
rah's. We use only the finest
and of premium hookah
bacco and natural charcoal,
ported directly from the
editerranean Gulf. For your
ning pleasure we offer meze,
iditional small plates of food,
such as hummus, kibbie, falafel,
spinach & artichoke dip, baba
ghanoush, and kifta. Famous
for our wings, gyros, burgers
and steaks. Large vegetarian
selection. All service in a casual
atmosphere. Saturday nights
BELLY DANCING beginning at
8pm. 1120W. Univ. Ave. 378-5179.
1011 W. University Ave.
11-10 Mon-Sun 336-5323. We
have the best Falafel, Tabouli,
Hummus, Baba, Grape Leaves
& Gyros-beef or chicken. Fresh
smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita
Bread Bakery at 2401 SW
13th St., 372-4995. We sell
hookahs, parts, charcoals,
fine tobacco, and halal meat.
Serving Gainesville since 1976.
Made to order, made from scratch
Many vegetarian & vegan items
available. Open 7 days, 11am-
10pm. 16 NW.13th St. 378-5948.
You've had the rest, now try the
BEST Mexican food in Gainesville;
We have great fajitas & vegetarian
cuisine. Loved by Gators past
and present since 1990. Best
homemade salsa in town. Open
7 days a -week for lunch and
dinner. 1723 SW 13th St. Take out
and catering available 376-6989.
Catering Gainesville for,16 years
now! Come and enjoy authentic
Mexican food at 'reasonable
prices. Try one of our fajita
entrees or choose from several
vegetarian selections. Also try
our special grilled pork chops
with black beans and rice. Don't
forget about our tasty margaritas
on special Mon-Thurs at $2.25 &
2-4-1 Mich Lite & Bud Lite drafts,
$1.95 Mon & Tues. Locatedbehind
Red Lobster across from Oaks
Mall. *Carry out also available*
332-0878. Closed Sunday.
Casino's Pizza & Subs
Try Us, You'll Love Us! Specialty
pizzas, subs, calzones, salads,
stromboli, desserts, wings, and
sides. Laige 1-topping pizza
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Pizza legend since 1973. Whole
pizzas & slices. Open 7 days a
week 9am 11pm Sun-Thurs.
Fri &- Sat till 12am. Call ahead
for pickup 375-2007. For delivery
call 379-FOOD. Located next
to Bistro 1245. Leo's Cafe open
daily 9am. Flavored coffees,
espressos & fresh baked pastries.
Take a trip to
1974, we've been dishing out
high-quality ingredients in all of
our specialty pizzas, monumental
hoagies, and scrumptious salads.
And yes, we deliver. 1209 W.
University Ave. 367-0012.
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine
prepared with all natural
ingredients. Organic food,
smoothies and juices. Amex7
Visa/ATM. 10am-9pm 505 NW
Delicious traditional Vietnamese
cuisine with popular Asian
favorites as well. Pho, Bahn-
Cuon, Bahn Xeo, Banh Tom Ha-
Noi. Enjoy great food at great
prices. Big new room! Family
owned restaurant. Next to.
Holiday Inn downtown. Dine in
or take out. Catering available.
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Luxury2 & 3 BRs .
FREE tanning, 24 hr Gym
Gated entry, pets ok
Limited-spots, 372-0400 .
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 s.n.gle fam y ric.me: Vialk or cike 10
UF. www elihesrou.e. corm ;52.2215-4991 c.r
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1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00-
$99-deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
Make Them Green With Envy!
Luxury 2S, Be.arcrooms fromrn i$..
Cable W.'D- JcI,/ RPeniodeled
Pool"Hot TuD'Tennis'G-ym'FPC Lab
Reserve now for fall] 372-8100
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Leasing Now & Fall
Large 2BRE B- 9r.2. 'BP2,E $55
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org
1 BLOCK FROM UF
VWD private oalc.nies
Open urnii 6pm 3rand VWEErEND*S
Leasing for Fail 271.777
4BR/4BA at UF
Only 2 lefh for Fail
WID. Alarm. Pels ok
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777 .
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF .
Private 3.2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parkiing*Elej3lor .cC:eas
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease
Sun Island Properties,
Need space for a 2,3 or 4-some?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm-
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
-*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*.
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
: Free Tanr,,na Aerooics 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated Train Svc, All ar.eniles
Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
Want more? Free even!
4BR 2.5 $1020 -Only 1 left
Spacious floor plan alarm iernis
www ,,rielreearderns conr
Free UF parKing 376-4002
BIGV!ALUE. SMALL PRICE
2BR TH I639 inc W'D. alarm park hre.,fuF
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 tennis
Pet perfect- Free-
Stop by and see us 376-4002
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent ..CH covered paiio DW verticals,
W/D nKups poc.: Some utls walk to UF.
1BR & 2BR. IBA with W/D, central heat/air,
.,irhwaasher ceramic lile private patio, pets
arranged Off SWV 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$499 377-1633 2-25-38-2
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***LIVE IN LUXURY***
HUGE TWNHMS:2/2 & 3/3
Free cable, w/HBO & Showtime
W/D*alarm*free tanning*comp lab
Pets welcome*Private dog park
Leasing NOW & FALL 377-2801
Free Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
& DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
SNow 372-9913 4-20-71-2
Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
1BR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
HOUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
630 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
Ig screened porch, fenced backyard $1200.
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave,
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
One BR apt for rent. 1 perspt, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All util. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 2-14-35-2
Up to 1 month FREE rent!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 &3BR apts
Avail Aug. Special from $489/person. Lofts,
hrdwd firs & more. Going fast! Call 376-6223
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
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S For Rent
*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 3BR/1BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
Available March 1st $700/mo 375-82.56
3BR/2BA House $950
1 BR/1 BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1/2 PRICE APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
PET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee. town-
homes. 2BR, privacy fence, modern ap-
pliances, ceiling. fans, SW. Private owner,
please leave detailed message. $375-525/
mo 331-2099 2-17-30-2
SHORT LEASE NEGOTIABLE on some
units SEE PET'S PARADISE AD 352-331-
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Located right behind Florida Bookstore
Plenty of FREE PARKING!
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O For Rent
S urifurnished -
3BR across from UF
Avail Fall, From $385 per BR.
Vaulted ceilings, laundry,
Breakfast bar, pets ok.
WOOD FLOORS at UF
1&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ W/D
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
115 STEPS FROM CAMPUS!
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
2BR/1.5BA 5-10 min bike ride to med or UF.
All new carpet, W/D, DW, stove. No smk,
pets, 239-898-9317 1038 B off SW 6 St on
10th Ln. $600/mo 3-7-38-2
6 MONTH LEASE 2BR/1.5BA
Duplex, walk to UF, CH/AC,
$495/rent, 805 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
DOWNTOWN LOCATION 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CHEAP RENT 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1 i-ror .ent
-1 -lhnf rhished
WALK TO UF
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 0e $650/mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft 0* $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 376-2507
3BR/4BR LIKE A HOUSE **
Huge townhouse, fireplace,
W/D hook-ups, patio,
New carpet & tile, fitness & basketball
high speed wireless internet
3BR/2.5BA only $850
4BR/3BA only $1099
Close to UF in SW
3BR/2BA HOUSE. Close to UF & Santa Fe.
Tile floors, Berber carpet, all appliances incl.
Privacy fenced-in yard. $1050/mo. Call 215-
SEROIUS STUDENTS ONLY. New 3BR/2BA
house, 2 car garage in brand new subdivi-
sion close to UF & SFCC. All appliances
$1300/mo Negotiable based on length of
lease. Call 215-9987 2-14-21-2
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
S lJ it-or Hent .
J -if i-furrnished J
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 W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Center!
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
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
352-3.18-3721 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
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8 | For Rent
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: 3bed/2bath house close to
bus line. Tile floors, pets ok, wash/dry, fenced
yard pgquiet 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 $1275/mo
GREAT FOR STUDENTS! 3BR/2BA house,
close to UF & Shands, on bus route, 1 car
garage, tile fir, fireplace, 1450 sq ft, Avail
now! $975/mo, sec dep. Call Casey 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
LAR.GE 2BR/2BA APT. 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
S 'For Rent
***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
AVAILABLE MAY! Downtown 1BR1BA,
CH/AC, water included, $415/rent,
411 SW 2nd 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
Very clean cordo 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 2-14-5-2
3BR/3 full baths. End unit, W/D, recently
renovated. $795/mo. Call 407-578-2721
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2BR 1 BA Apts, $500-525/Mo
5 BIks to UF! 840 Sq. Ft.
829 SW 5th Avenue. St. Croix Apts Central H
&Air, Inclds Wtr, Swg, Pst Ctrl, Garbage. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 2-11-4-2
2BR 1BR Apts 1 Block to UF
New Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht
1216 SW 3rd Avenue. $540/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
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
2BR 1BAApt. Terazzo Floors
Window A/C, Nat Gas HT
2 Blks to UF. $510/MO
1508 NW4th Ave. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 372-1494 2-11-4-2
1BR 1BA1BIk to UF!
1236 SW4th Avenue
Carpet, Central H &Air. Laundry
On site $515/Mo Includes Utilities
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
1 l nd or Rent eses
VILLAGE LOFT APTS
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
2BR/2BAwalking distance to UF. Brandywine
Apts, Archer Rd. 219-4546, 262-4902 2-16-
A cozy stone cottage. Bike to UF. 2BR/1BA
w/office & large yard. $695/mo. Drive by
1st, 303 SE 8th St then call 325-538-1310
1 Block from UF!
1BR and 2BR Apts Avail Now, Summer
or Fall, See our list at www.merrillmana
gement.net updated daily or call Merrill
Management Inc. 372-1494 2-18-7-2
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Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
$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
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.
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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 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
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, excell 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
1br/1bath of 2bf/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-
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-
3 Blocks to Class!
Don't ride the bus again. MAY-AUG 407-
375-5240 1BR/1BA, sign today! 2-16-5-3
Studio for rent located 1 block N of
University (across from the stadium) $350/
mo. Immediate availability. Please contact
514-3559 or 378-1387 2-14-3-3
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r r0 ) VE L-
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
(DOB 03/05/65); 5'06",
140 Ibs, Blonde Hair,
Felony violation of probation
warrant for resisting an officer
Call (352) 372-STOP
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
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 3-8-40-4
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
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 813-966-7998
I Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
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 utr. 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 ,
$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 + 1/3
GRU & HS internet dig cable, 381-5597 3-
Rommate needed to share beautiful 3/2
house in NW G-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
Roommate wanted to share 2BR/1 BA in
NW. Very clean, quiet. Avail now. $375/mo.
Please call 352-214-3233 Iv. mssg. 2-23-
2 Females looking for third M/F roommate
to share a 3/3 condo less than a mile from
campus. $275/month + 1/3 utilities. Call Erin
at 1-352-316-1063 2-14-3-4
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5
NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price or condition. Call Ed & Diane
The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA fiats,
or view the University from your 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Prices starting in the $180's 375-
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING.
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
LIVE THE LUXURY OF
Manhattan/S. Florida loft style condos.
Brand new, spacious floorplans, 2/2.5,
3/3.5, 1400 sq ft, 18 ft windows, exposed
ductwork, polished floors. On bus rt
Close to campus/Archer Rd. Take advan-
tage of pre-construction prices. Call Matt
Price at Campus Realty Today, 281-3551
or visit www.loftsoasis.com 2-15-10-5
WANT ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO BE
JEALOUS OF YOU NEXT YEAR?
Own + live in a new luxury campus-
area condo. Over 10 new projects to
choose from at affordable prices. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call today
352-281-3551 Matt Price Campus Realty
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-
F UrnlS Ings
BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil-
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand new,
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372-
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box: New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400. .Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Plllowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
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18, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2005
3EDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
jed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
iver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
weather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
1.5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
)INING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
3 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.-
v/ust sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
-UTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
rfattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
Esds*Full mattress & boxspring sets
;49*Qn sets $890Single sets $390King
sets $999From estate sale: Safe pine
bJnk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Slattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
l3ass-top dinette set $50, love seat, $50 (or
p300 w/sofa), desk $25, 46pc stoneware
d sh set $40, sewing machine $50. For pics/
info: www.garygen.com/furniture 2-15-5-6
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Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer.Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
Lnplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
M/F Cert MCSE technicians. 333-8404.
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*G'ville Computer Repair InC*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
IW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
C)nifte residential & commercial support,
n workingg & website development. $45/hr
v ww.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Euy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
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'COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
Ve buy computers and laptops
V forking and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
C ,mputer/Interne 352.219.2980
- omputer/laptop repair
- networks, wireless, virus
- %e BEAT-all prices!
- ome/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7
E ell PC 2.2 Ghz processor,. 40 GB memory,
c I rom & cd-rw drives, floppy drive, speak-
e s, 17-inch monitor, 128 Mb RAM, excel-
lent condition $450 OBO .Call 846-5999
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
$101 TV's, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES!
F police Seizedl From $101 Info 800-749-.
8 28 ext M974. 3-7-20-8
i another Saturday night without a date?
R iad The Alligator.
-. .. 1 '. -" '" : "_." 7 .;-1
* | Bicycles
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
* Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9
1 aFor Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar.
supplies, glasswvare, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional cooking utensils.
R.W.Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
GET CHEAP TEXTBOOKS
Search 24 bookstores in 1 click! S&H
and taxes automatically calculated. Try it
today! http://www.bookhq.com 2-15-35-10
STRESS? OVERLOAD? NEED TO RELAX?
OR LOOKING FOR LOVE? Try Aphrodisia
Beverage. 0 calories, 0 sugar w/relaxing
aphrodiciac herbs. Students using it nation-
wide. Buy/sell it. www.aphrodisiabeverage.c
om or firstname.lastname@example.org 2-25-20-10
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
DJ EFFECTS AMP RACK &
CASE, $50 OBO
** 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-
*P j Autos
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
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 fi-
nance price..More than 150 vehicles in stock.
Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
GATORMAX USED CARS
Buy, Sell, Trade.
We Finance. 495-9500
'88 Honda Accord $699
S '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
** I WILL BUY YOUR...**
Car, Truck, House or Furniture
"FOR FAST CASH"
Call Now! 352-538-1690 3-8-20-13
2 Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with m6re hrs possible. Start
at $5.50/hr.. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time $200. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-20-71-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start,
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$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
* *~,YI -
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 14
Mortgage lender has sales positions avail
for college students seeking prof work exp.
$8-9/hr + bonus. No exp req'd, flex hrs. Apply
Sin person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900 SW 34
St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)4-20-
Growing company needs PT help.
Bookkeeper Quickbooks exp only. Delivery
& warehouse, website administrator, clean
background check only need apply. Fax
resume with salary req to 377-5595 2-10-
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (must have full day
avail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
shifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply in person 7404
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 2-28-38-14
Swim Instructor/Office Staff
Seal Swim School now hiring energetic, fun,
responsible individuals. PT/FT positions
available. Competitive pay. WSI certifica-
tion Feb. Lutz 813-948-7134; Tampa 813-
932-5455; North Pinellas 727-943-8782.
World's largest pizza delivery company now
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers
All you need is a reliable car & a very positive
attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's loca-
tions in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
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
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 lookingfor responsible,
enthusiastic people. City geography knowl-
edge, customer svc. exp helpful. For more
info call David 379-3663 2-18-25-14
Summer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
for Graduate Hall Directors, Staff Resource
Assistants and Judicial Assistant in the
Department of Housing and Residence
Education. Graduate Hall Directors reside in
his/her area of responsibility, and supervise,
develop, and direct the staff under his/her
responsibility. The number of staff varies by
area, as well as the number of residents liv-
ing in the hall. The Staff Resource Assistants
develop. and facilitates programming and
resources for residence life staff. The Judicial
Assistant works with various aspects of the
judicial program. Applicants must be admit-
ted to graduate school., enrolled for. 9-12
hours, and have some organized group living
experience. The beginning salary is $3,420
each semester based on 9.5 months of work.
An on-campus apartment, fully furnished with
all utilities, local telephone, and basic cable
service is provided. Application deadline (for
priority consideration): Friday, February 18,
2005. Contact Kathy Smith at the Housing
Office, 392-2171 ext 10139 2-18-33-14
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
$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
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The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext.
250 or 352-669-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-14
SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for responsible, enthusiastic people.
City geography knowledge, customer service
exp helpful. For more info call David 379-
PART TIME WORK
Great pay, 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
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Cook, Sushi Chef
Chinese specialty FT/PT,.call Green Sparrow
Chinese Restaurant (Haile Village Ctr) 352-
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,
Movie extras, actors, models! make $100-
$300/day. No exp req, FT/PT, all looks
needed! Call 1-800-340-5939 ext 1042 2-
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 Union 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
F/T and P/T for hotel. Hourly & bonus.
Weekdays & Weekends. Friendly attitudes
w/good customer svc skills. Apply in person
: 4021 SW 40th Blvd 2--17-10-14
Hiring all positions!
Cometitive pay, exc. health & dental plans,
401K, 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
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are sutcce'.sful because tthei\ have,
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top ten i.eight throw-er- in the
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thn.i, t'r cr irt.iinl have talent.
Thlis, alI.-, hajle .1--.'ciatce head
coach Larr,, Iudet whi_, is in
charge of the thr'iro\ in, Fi program.
In 1. \vear- of coaching ludge
ha. had eight athlete-. go: on to
the Oilyimpic Three of them
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Candice Scott were Gators.
'He knows '. hat works
and he Il maki- us. do it jnior
thrower Rachel iongtor-s said.
"He's very knowledgeable "
Judge's knowledge of the
sport has earned him a reputa-
tion that helps to ensurIe that
UF will remain at the top of-its-
I came to LIF tor .lne reason
- to practice and w ork with
Larry Judge," senior Liz Wanless
said. "He has a history of devel-
oping athletes from mediocre to
That means a lot coming from
someone like Wanless, who was
named SEC Field Athlete of the
Week two weeks in a row and is
also ranked first in the NCAA in
the shot put.
Judge keeps his athletes very
busy. Practices are twice a day,
with voluntary practice at 7 a.m.
and afternoon practice at 2:30
"It's very physically de-
manding to be able to
master the technique of
the throws. The athlete
must be very well physi-
UF women's track and field
"It's just a long regimen, but
you get used to it after a while,"
senior Scarlett Ekeroma said.
"When' you're tired, it's well
worth it. It's like Coach said: it's
paying the price to get where you
want to be."
The work seems to be paying
off. Ekeroma has the eighth-best
-weight -thtiov in thc SEC this
Candice Scott cites a dedication
to hard work for the team's suc-
cess. Scott, a senior, currently
owns the collegiate record in the
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hard work, dedication and heart.
"If you don't have heart
in what you're doing, there's
no sense doing it at all," Scott
said. "You're just wasting your
Coach Judge is very proud of
what his athletes have accom-
"We've had a lot of success
here the last four years," Judge
said. "The ladies have put in a
lot of hard work to achieve that
type of success."
Judge threw shot put at
Indiana State University, where
he set the school record. After
graduating with a bachelor's
degree in political science in
1986, he became the assistant
track and field coach. Since
2000, he has coached at UF.
His athletes have qualified for
the Olympics in 1996, 2000 and
Judge said UF's throwers
are committed to the track and
field lifestyle both on and off
the track. The athletes have to
get accustomed to not being a
regular college stfideint. ..
"It's very physically de-
manding to be able to master
the technique of the throws,"
Judge said. "The athlete must be
very well physically trained."
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Strong defense provides backbone for new season
* PITCHER TOMMY BOSS IS CONFI-
DENT ABOUT UF'S DEFENSE.
By TIM CASEY
You heard it here first: The mainstay of
the 2005 UF baseball team will be defense.
With four of eight starters returning,
inclutdng a pair of speedy sophomore
outfielders, the Gators bring some flashy
gloves to the field.
The club's centerpiece is double-play
combo Justin Tordi and Adam Davis. The
pair set a league-best record for double
plays in one season last year. Tordi enters
his junior season as the only returning
player to start every game last year.
Senior pitcher'Tommy Boss, who will
lead this weekend's starting rotation
against Charleston Southern ahead of Alan
Horne and Bryan Ball, is confident in the
players behind him.
"With our defense, the way it was last
year and how it's improved this year from
last year, I just love playing with those
guys," Boss said. "I mean Justin Tordi, I
think, is the best shortstop in the country.
Adam Davis at second base? You can't
have a better middle infield than those
Davis batted .320 last season with 71
hits, fourth-best on the team.
"We have a strong middle with Justin
and Adam, and Jeff Corsaletti in center
field," Boss said. "Our outfield, with the
addition of Chris Woods and Brian LeClerc
out there, they can fly. If the ball is hit any-
where out there, they can run it down.".
Corsaletti was named to the watch list
for the 2005 Brooks Wallace Award, given
to the top college baseball player of the
year. As a senior, Corsaletti. will start in
center field for a third season.
Sophomore catcher Brian Jeroloman, a
2005 SEC All-Freshman team member, bat-
ted .318 with 27 RBI last year.
Jeroloman may share time with sopho-
more Matt LaPorta, who is also expected to
start at first base, in the opening series this
LaPorta tied for second on the team
with 14 home runs and will be looked to for
his power this year.
"We are confident to have two returning
starters in Brian and Matt," assistant coach
Tim Parenton said. "We think that both
players can fill our needs behind the plate
throughout the season."
Redshirt freshman Brandon McArthur
will start at third base on Friday after re-
covering from a coma induced by a violent
attack on Oct. 29, 2003. Since recovering,
his defensive prowess has shined in intra-
The two corner outfield positions will
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UF second baseman Adam Davis anchors a Gators infield that set a double-play record
in 2004. Davis also stole a team-high 22 bases as a freshman.
be patrolled by a platoon of players. Look
for sophomore Gavin Dickey to start in left
field and Leclerc in right field this week-
end. Junior Stephen Barton will rotate into
the outfield on'a regular basis when not
playing second base.
Gators take fourth in tournament despite No. 22 rank
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Writer -
Finishing fourth never looked
That should be the sentiment
of the UF women's golf team after
Wednesday's finish at the Northrop
Grumman Regional tournament.
The Gators finished at 904 (+52)
after three days, eight strokes behind
winner Pepperdine, who held onto a
one-stroke lead after two rounds.
But UF, ranked No. 22 according
to GolfWeek.com, trailed only No. 9
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Gators bettered seven teams ranked
higher in the poll.
"It was very solid considering
we had four freshmen playing,
especially with the field and the
difficulty of the course," Coach Jill
Despite tallying its highest score
of the tournament, a 21-over-par
305, UF held onto fourth place for
the second consecutive day after be-
ing in sixth place after round one.
. UF featured the top two fresh-
man finishers, Sandra Gal and
Tiffany Chudy, and went three days
without using the score of fellow
freshman Whitney Myers, the team
leader in rounds under par.
tied for 10th at
224 (+11) in the
Chudfirst top-25 finish.
hudysince the season-
opening tournament and fourth is
looking more impressive.
"They're awesome players and
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very mature," Briles-Hinton said.
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Gal birdied the third, seventh
and 11th holes to shoot a 4-over-par
75, her first top-10 finish as a Gator.
Chudy's highlight came at the
par-4 11th hole, where she drained
the only eagle of the tournament
by a UF player. That eagle, coupled
with 13 pars, led Chudy to a 2-over-
par 73, UF's lowest round.
Freshman C.J. Kim led UF after
two rounds, but went 4 over on her
first three holes on her way to a 79
(+8) on Wednesday. Kim fell from a
tie for eighth at-the start of the day to
a tie for 21st.
Vander Lende played well com-
ing off a midseason swing change to
shoot a 229 (+16) to tie for 25th place,
her best finish in three years.
Redshirt freshman Eleanor
Tucker picked up a top-30 result
in her first stroke play event as a
Gators player, though she competed
as an individual. She tied for 30th at
17 over for the tournament.
"I'm very proud of Eleanor,"
Briles-Hinton said. "She's always
had a good swing and she deserves
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SEC sweep only hope
By MICHAEL MAURINO.
Alligator Writer -
A season's stretch run detennine-
a team's final .record and pot-easion
chances. It also shows whether a team
has the will to finish strong and prove
Tonight, the UF women's basket-
ball team (12-10, 3-6 Southeastern
Conference) plays the fir-t of it- final
five games. If the team anrts. to enter
the NCAA Tournament, the Gators will
likely have to win at Kentucky (14-9, 3-5
SEC) tonight and their remaining four
UF has lost five consecutive games.
If UF is to win its next five, as Coach
Carolyn Peck said needs to happen it the
Gators want an in for the Tournament,
UF would finish two games above .500
in regular-season conference play. Even
with a first-round loss in the conference
tournament, the Gators would finish
8-7 and would be a likely pick for the
Junior Danielle Santos said UF is
far from being in an ideal position in
mid-February, but running the table in
the last five would keep UF playing into
"We put ourselves in a position that
we didn't want to be in," Santos said.
"But we do need to win the rest of our
games in order to still achieve the things
that we want to achieve this year."
There is no doubting the desire of the
Gators, but there are plenty of question
marks for this team.
Earlier this season, UF ran press and
trap defenses effectively. Taking advan-
tage of their speed, the Gators averaged
11.23 steals per game in nonconference
play. But once injuries caught up with
UF, Peck toned down her backcourt de-
fense and the steals fell to 8.11 per game
in SEC play. UT alr alo loi s more points
per gnmle thin man other SEC team
The otens.e, mean.,ilult, has been
a Irek\ U-and-H de -case. One. example
was Sunday's los. at Alabama
Nine iof the 10 plai ers dres.i.setd ored
for LUF. luniir Benmicr- Mosby scored 24
point. and senior Tashia Morehead had'
20, yet UF lost by 11. Perhaps the loss
resulted from.the fact that, of the other
players -who scored, junior forward
Brittany Davis led \- ith 5 points.
"We put ourselves in a posi-
tion that we didn't want to be
in. But we do need to win the
rest of our games in order to
still achieve the things that
we want to achieve this year."
Mosby, the team's leading .scorer
this season, says production cannot just
come from her arid Morehead.
"When we were winning, it was bal-
anced scoring," she said. "Now it seems
like I'm scoring all the points or Tashia
is scoring all the points. ... We need
everyone else to step up, especially in
. Mosby said that she and the rest of
the post players have to do better finish-
ing shots in the paint. Peck agreed and
added that the Gators also need towork
off of each other.
"We did not have good screens set
and or we didn't use -creenr [against
Alabama]," Peck said. "And when we
do those kinds of things, we create scor-
ing opportunities that are not forced or
out of desperation, but attempts that are
'in what we are trying to do."
Coach follows Lutz to UF
By DAN TREAT
It is often said that it is the journey, not
the destination that really matters.
For UF gymnastics assistant coach Louis
Robinson Jr., it could easily be both.
A self-described "military brat,"
Robinson's family was always on the go
while he was growing up. -
"I spent six years in Germany, -.\ y ear
in the Philippines," Robinson said. "Every
three years we would move."
It was on one of these tour stops in
Germany where he first found his calling
as a coach.
"I actually started coaching when I was
in high school,",he said. "We did not have
a guys' gymnastics team, so I was the assis-
tant coach or.one of the trainers for my high
school team. We actually won the European
Championship that year, which was excit-
After spending his whole life on the
move, Robinson finally dropped anchor in
Columbus, Ohio, enrolling at The Ohio State
University in 1979.
He spent one season on their gymnastics
team before outgrowing his sport.
"My sophomore year at Ohio State, I
grew," he said. "I was 5-feet-8-inches, 145
pounds going into college; and at the begin-
ning of my sophomore year I was. 5-feet-1O
.1/2-inches and 180 pounds. And that's just
too much body to carry in gymnastics."
He transitioned to the school's competi-
tive cheerleading squad that won a national
championship in 1983.
Inspired by what he called his "passion"
for the sport, Robinson started Midwest
Gymnastics in 1988.
A program that began with 150 gymnasts
and 6,000 square feet of rented gym space
has expanded dramanriallv in the 17 years
since it- founding,
"We' e actually gotten to the point now
where we own a 24,000 square foot building
and have 800 kids," he said. .
Robinson's athletes included 72 national
qualifiers, six national champions and 14
Division I scholarship recipients, including
current UF athlete Samantha Lutz.
S"The kids that we've, had go through
our program are such good kids, and to im-
pact those kids in a good way is one Qf my
proudest achievements," he said.
Despite that high level of success,
Robinson yearned to coach on an even
A frantic phone call from UF gymnastics
coach Rhonda Faehn led to that long-sought
"I first met him when I was-recruiting
Sam," Faehn said. "I knew that he was po-
tentially interested in coaching college in the
future, but not right away.
"When I was looking
for an assistant coach,
she had already decided
to come here, and I itt,,i
Louis was going to an in-
terview at West Virginia,
Robnson so I quickly gave him a
A round of interviews later, Robinson
was on his way to Gainesville.
He did, however, have some trepidation
about following Lutz to UF.
"I didn't really want to come necessarily
because I've had Sam for so long," Robinson
Said. "It's like her dad following her to col-
lege I talked about it before I decided to
come, and it's been fun to watch her the last
For Lutz's part, it's been to her benefit to
still have her old coach in the fold.
"There's a lot of pressure that tines
along with college gymnastics," Lutz said.
"Having him here has really helped me deal
with that better.
"It's been really helpful for me to have
-him there to kind of lean back on when I
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In loss, Gators see
* UF IMPROVED ON LAST
YEAr'S GAME AT KENTUCKY.
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
LEXINGTON, Ky. As junior guard
Anthony Roberson stood in a barren
auxiliary locker room responding to his
team's latest loss in its pseudo-rivalry
with Kentucky, a tall, slender and famil-
iar figure passed through the doorway.
Catching Roberson in mid-sentence,
Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun
Prince locked eyes with UF's scoring
leader, squirmed through the media
mob and with his 2004 NBA cham-
pionship ring hypnotically glowing on
his middle finger -- locked hands in a
symbol of reciprocal tribute.
"Good job, man," said the former
The longer the compliment stewed
in his head, the more positive Roberson
"Yeah, we played hard," he said. "We
were in it from the beginning to the end.
Last year it wasn't that type of story."
While the Gators (14-6, 6-3
Southeastern Conference) ended their
defining three-game stand with a 69-
66 loss at Kentucky and' a 1-2 record,
the fact that the scoreboard flashed a
3-potf defeat instead of last season's
20-point rout at Rupp seemed to soften
the blow for Roberson and Co.
Roberson didn't make excuses or
play the "wait till next time" cliche.
Rather, he conceded victory v uiii-
concentrating on the improvements
his team has undergone from a season
"I don't think there was one mo-
ment where Kentucky was going to
pull away," Roberson said. "We're a
way better team than we were last
Accurate, but perhaps an under-
Remember an unguarded Ryan
Appleby practically soiling his drawers
before committing an unforced turn-
over at midcourt?
Remember the alligator-in-the-
headlights look UF had while being
dominated en route to its 53-26 loss on
the boards at Rupp last season?
The Wildcats still outrebounded
the Gators Tuesday, but this time by a
much slimmer 34-27 margin.
And while Coach Billy Donovan
said there's always room for improve-
ment, he did take solace in the fact that
his team, previously criticized as "soft,"
seemtfo be a little stronger this year.
"We are a more physical team,"
UF forward David Lee fights Kentucky's Chuck Hayes for inside position
during UF's loss to the Wildcats on Tuesday.
Donovan said. "We haven't had that
kind of team the last couple years."
Perhaps ,that physicality some-
times goes unmitigated. Just like at
Mississippi State, UF- encountered
some frontcourt foul trouble early.
Against Kentucky, sophomore Chris
Richard and freshmen Al Horford and
Joakim Noah all picked up their second
fouls by the six-minute mark of the first
After claiming a UF-freshman-sec-
ond-best 18 rebounds against Alabama,
SHorford gained his third foul less than
two minutes into the second half and
was limited to 1 point and five rebounds
in 22 minutes.
But undoubtedly, Donovan would
prefer his big men to stay aggressive
- just like Noah.
Despite collecting his first foul in just
36 seconds, Noah continued to bang
with Kentucky's frontcourt, giving the
Gators a spark off the bench. .Noah
pulled down all four of his rebounds
and two of his three blocks during his
nine first-half minutes.
"[Chuck] Hayes and [Randolph]
Morris up front did a really good job of
setting the stage," Donovan said. "But I
don't feel like our guys let up."
That's the reason why Roberson re-
mains optimistic. That's why he believes
UF has "a whole team" this season.
According to Roberson, the Gators
finally have established an identity.
"At the end of the day, we didn't
win, and it hurts to lose," Roberson
said. "But I think everybody knows
we can play with the best with
the quote-unquote No. 5 team in the
UF hero playing
first game Friday
1 hat does it mean to be a hero in sports?
It means Brandon McArthur.
He came to UF with promise. A fifth-,
round draft pick by the Minnesota Twins in 2003, he
could have seen some time on the diamond in his
first year with Pat McMahon.
Then the unthinkable happened.
Many know the recent story of McArthur
- there he was, a freshman baseball player in his
first semester, minding his own business outside the
bar strip on University Avenue. That's when the fist
collided with his head and nearly ended his life. For
him, it's a part of his life that has made him grow.
"I'm not ashamed by anything that happened
because I believe that has
taught me a lot,"he said.
He will, barring an un-
foreseen upstart who takes
his spot, start his first col-
-' legiate game Friday against
Charleston Southern. And
Gregg Girvan while he has played in sum-
Throwing Girvballs mer league ball, his first game-
email@example.com at UF is big. He could be play-
ing in the minors right now,
While he says he has learned more about base-
ball as a result of having to watch all last year,
he obviously wishes he could have ducked that
night outside the Grog House. Especially for those
"I just don't want all that hardship to happen
to my family and friends, because I know it's very
tough for them to go through and not know how I
was going to come out of it," McArthur said.
In sports, we visualize a hero/warrior/gritty
competitor as someone who will sacrifice his or her
body and play through pain and anguish against
seemingly insurmountable odds to victory.
Then there is the concept of the athletic hero that
we don't see as clearly, one that is more difficult to
discern because it goes beyond the playing field, out
of the fan's eye.
That hazy conception is sharpened to a life-like
acuteness when one looks at Brandon McArthur.
You get the feeling that he looks at life as an awe-
some thing and that it is the greatest gift we could
receive from our Maker. When faced with adversity,
he decides to make a change in his life.
Just because you can hit the home run to win the
big game doesn't mean you're a hero. It's what you
do with your life.
"I didn't know that that could have possibly
been my last day and yet there were days before
that when I didn't push myself to the fullest," he
said. "But yet, when you realize that and look back
on that, then every day you step out on the field or
get out of bed you got to take every day like it's
And that is really the type of hero that should
give opponents cause for worry.
Ten nssee 54
North Carolina 70
Duke : 71
SThe UF softball team is ranked
No. 19 in the ESPN.com/USA
Softball Poll. The Gators had never
been ranked in the first poll of the
season until this year.
U 1997: The UF women's basketball team
makes it first ever top-10 appearance in the
Associated Press Poll. Just 20 days earlier,
the Gators downed No. 8 Tennessee 71-62.
For the complete UF spring practice
schedule, log on to alligator.org/sports. All
the practices are open to the public. Also,
catch a story about the Santa Fe CC men's
basketball team's 83-61 win against Cen-
tral Florida CC.
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