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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 98
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005
Meyer jumps in
Coach to meet student leaders
By KYLIE CRAIG
UF's head football coach Urban
Meyer wants to meet you.
Meyer, who replaced Ron
Zook after his termination follow-
ing a loss against poorly ranked
Mississippi State University, sent
letters introducing himself to the
presidents of each major student
organization and requesting a per-
sonal meeting with each of them.
"I want the student body
to take ownership in this
team. It's their team, not
UF football coach
Meyer said he sent the letters
in an effort to get to know UF stu-
dents better, as well as to bring the
student body and the football team
"At a lot of other schools, the
football team walks on one side of
the street and the students walk on
the other," Meyer said. "That's not
going to happen here."
In the letter, entitled "GATOR
Nation," Meyer refers to UF as "the
greatest football nation in the coun-
try" and tells students he knows he
must earn trust and respect.
Josh Peck, chapter president of
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, where a
confrontation between Zook, his
football team and fraternity mem-
bers took place in the Fall, received
Meyer's letter but declined to com-
ment on the so-called "Fratgate"
"This isn't about Ron Zook. It's
about Urban Meyer," Peck said.
President John Dicks said he is
impressed with the letter, noting
that it seems "right in tune with
"We are a community here, and
for him to come in and want to be a
part of that and to initiate that him-
self says a lot about his character,"
Meyer, who has quickly em-
braced UF, said he is also looking
forward to starting new traditions.
One is to make sure every stu-
dent knows UF's fight song so that
at the end of football games players
and students can join in and chant
"I want the student body to take
ownership in this team," he said.
"It's their team, not my team."
In the letter, Meyer stated he
wants to visit with different groups
and organizations just like he visits
recruits, and he added, "I want to
know how each of you came to be
Meyer said he will begin meet-
ing with the individual organiza-
tions Monday and already has four
meetings scheduled with different
groups that day.
"It may take some time, but it's.
something we want to make sure
gets done," he said.
UF grapples with America Online over webma
* THE INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER BLOCKS E-
MAIL FROM THE UNIVERSITY AS.SPAM.
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
UF may soon have to say goodbye to students who use
America Online e-mail for official university correspondence.
University officials fear some 13,000 students aren't receiv-
ing information from financial aid, professors, advising and
even Student Government because AOL flags most messages
from UF webmail as spam. Several groups are looking at solu-
tions, but UF may have to disallow students from having their
e-mail forwarded to an AOL account, if only for a short time.
"It might not be the best solution, but it might be the only
one," said Marc Hoit, interim vice provost for information
technology. "The difficulty is actually nationwide. This isn't a
So universities are working together with AOL to find a
solution to the problem. AOL doesn't want to lift its filter on
all e-mail addresses ending in ".edu" to solve a problem at UF,
Hoit said. A solution from AOL may come next week or next
year, so in the meantime administra-
UF tors are looking at local solutions to
Administration the problem, Hoit said.
One option is that UF would offer
a personalized portal for students to use in communication
with the university.
AOL rejects UF mail for. two reasons, Hoit said. Some stu-
SEE AOL, PAGE 12
A model works
the runway at the
Show on Thursday
evening at the Reitz
Union. The event
was sponsored by
the Black Student
See story, pg. 10.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
* In Palestine, it's tough
to find an expert in audi-
ology or speech
Nadia Abdulhaq, a UF
graduate student from
Palestine, plans to be
among the first. See
story, pg. 8.
CROSSWORD 16 Partly
SPORTS 22 cloudy
Ten pins down
Baek Chang hurls
a strike in the Reitz
Union Game Room
Thursday night, before
being met with cheers
and high-fives from
his friends. The group
participated in Bowl-
a-rama, a night of
extreme bowling for
the American Medical
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University Corners project
Demolition for the $125 million
University Comers project began
Feb. 4 with the destruction of the
The building, formerly lo-
cated on Northwest 13th Street and
Northwest Second Avenue, was
once a dry cleaner and needed envi-
nrinment.l rvmedjahi.n., .lid proi-
tct president Michael ConroV.
Tlhe SuperCut4 building is
thei hr-t casual of Litu\e[ltiv
Coirnier.. 'vwtich- Iill replace E.X-
i-ting -mtrutures from Northwest
ituld Avenue. sLouthw\ard to
UIniivers-ir\ Avenue, \vith an
cight-stonr busine-s and res-iden-
nal dct elcipment
Herin RabelU, part ot the
Liru\ er[-;i CorsEr : P'rojeic tearn
of Bosshardt Realtr Services inc.
was on-site for the demolition.
"This is. a ground-breaking.
project," he;said. It's romgn to
be the most spectacular devjeop -
ment this town will ever see."
Conroy said the project has
been in the works since 2002,
when he and his partner Michael
Pellett were presented with the
opportunity to de' elop the site. -
"We saw the need for an
upscale, mixed-use center right
here in the center df town that
could serve the student body of
UF," Conroy said.
ums and penthouse lofts are
available in the upper stories.
Around 80 percent of the residen-
tial space has been reserved, with
UF alumni reserving 80 percent
of th: .paci; most as a sec-
ond home, Rabell said.
Demolition will continue in
the upcoming months, moving
south from Northwest Third
Avenue along Ndrthwest 13th
Street, reaching Unihecitl
Avenue and a block west -to
Northwest 14th Street. The proj-
ect is due to complete in 2006.
Randy Akerson, owner of
Burrito Brothers, said he accepts
the need to develop the area.
"My building is old, my res-
taurant is too small, and.there
is zero parking," Akerson said.
"All of these things will be better
when all is said and done."
T lhe buiiinc-scs arte being ot-
.fered spacec' un Linii ersit; Conmets,
dandConrol\ -s.id rent could be Ilec-
than wh.it the% .are pai\ g now.
-'Some of the butls-nesses wiill
Sgb-odk for a couple ot year-s and
come bLick to a hOime in our cen-
ter" Conr>o s-aid.
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Yonder Mountain String Band
Derby Days 2005
Plaza of the Americas
Drew Milton Fl.:gpile- Dedication
Kappa Alpha Fraternity House
2005 Chinese New-Year Show
Phillips Center for the Perform-
S16th Annual Florida Invitafional
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Groups demonstrate on both sides of abortion issue
By NATALIE KOULOUVARIS
Alligator Contributing Writer
The messages are different but
both are troubling: "Ten more ba-
bies died while you were in class;"
"eight women died during your
On the Reitz Union North Lawn,
anti-abortion and abortion rights
student organizations put out these
messages to inform students about
the effects of choosing either side.
In Florida alone, there are ap-
proximately 235 unborn babies
aborted a day, said Elizabeth
Hansen, president of Pro-Life
Pro-Life Alliance began placing
235 white crosses across the North
Lawn on Monday. Each cross rep-
resents a child lost due to an abor-
tion. They will continue to add 235
crosses a day, ending today.
People around campus have
gone to the crosses to say a prayer
or give a flower to an unborn child,
"People have other options be-
sides abortion, such as single par-
enthood, married parenthood and
adoption," Hansen said. "In any of
these cases, you are still giving the
gift of life to your child."
Pro-Life Alliance member Ana
Carvalho said she feels the display
of crosses will help to get people
Pro-Life Alliance member Gary Sanford warms his hands during a campout on a cold Thursday night
next to the Cemetery of the Innocents. Group members have added 235 crosses to the memorial each
day this week, symbolizing the number of abortions each day in Florida.
talking., to have to start with stuff like this of crosses, Vox: Voices for Planned
"We are in a cultural mindset to let people understand what abor- Parenthood, is counter-demonstrat-
where abortion is OK," she said. tion really is." ing the anti-abortion position.
"Until that changes, we are going A few steps from the display Mary Knighton, Vox president,
handed out fliers about the con-
sequences of illegal and unsafe
"We come out here and try to
tell women that not having control
over their bodies is taking away
from their civil liberties," Knighton
The abortion rights organization
had its No Choice Memorial on Jan.
26, displaying 240 coat hangers
on the Reitz Union North Lawn,
representing the 240 women who
die each day from having unlawful
and dangerous abortions.
"If people have comprehensive
sex education, it will reduce the
abortion rates because it empow-
ers people to make safer decisions
about sex," Knighton said. "When
people have safer sex, there are less
unplanned pregnancies and less
UF zoology sophomore
Christine Henderson said she be-
lieves in both sides.
Abortion should not be used as
a birth control method, Henderson
said. However, there should be a
choice in case unusual circumstanc-
es occur, for example rape.
"If you are going to have an
abortion or not, make sure you
know what you want," Henderson
said. "Do not put your guilt on a
child that has not even come into
the world yet."
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Capitol debates term limits
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HR search in final steps
Committee makes two recommendations
The race for UF's new position of vice
president for human resources now only
has two competitors.
A search committee chose Kyle
Cavanaugh and Loretta Harper Thursday
to recommend to UF President Bemie
Machen, eliminating the third finalist, Paul
Michaud, the assistant vice president for'
human resources at Florida International
"Both of the candidates have a depth
of HR (human resources) experience, and
both are engaging and knowledgeable
about the field," said chairwoman Pam
Bernard, UF's general counsel.
A former colleague of Machen, Harper
is the vice president for human resources
at the University of Utah, a school with
28,000 students. Cavanaugh oversees the
faculty and staff at a university of 51,000 as
the associate vice president for human re-
sources services at the University of Texas
Harper emphasized her doctrine of
honesty when she met with a Faculty
Senate council Thursday.
Faculty and staff need to know why a
university's administration makes the de-
cisions it does, she said. ..
"We don't always have to agree in fact,
I'd be worried if we did -but we do have to
have a kind of understanding," she said.
After a survey revealed UF's faculty
was unhappy with university administra-
tion, Machen created the new vice presi-
dent position in the Fall. The candidate
chosen would be responsible for many
-faculty and staff issues, such as benefits
and recruitment, and would report directly
to the president.
' Although few such positions exist at
colleges, Harper has headed a similar
operation at Utah since
September 2000,- over-
Harper said she was
interested in the posi-
tion because of UF's
Machen Cavanaugh, whovis-
ited UF on Wednesday,
said he was excited about being a part of
the "bold" vision of making UF a Top 10
public research university.
Both candidates said they thought fac-
ulty and staff should be able to access in-
formation about benefits more readily, after
being prompted by the council's concern.
"A lot of faculty doesn't know what's
out there," council chairman Mike Katovich
said. "We're moving in the right direction,
but we've got a long way to go."
In an e-mail, Machen said he had not
made a decision yet, and the chosen candi-
date wouldn't be hired for several weeks.
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE Barely four years after
term limits started squeezing senior lawmakers
out of the Florida Legislature, the consensus in
the Capitol is that eight years is not enough.
Momentum is gaining for a measure ex-
tending term limits for legislators from eight
years to 12. The problem, reformers say, is
that lawmakers are often too inexperienced to
make informed policy decisions.
Both Senate President Tom Lee and House
Speaker Allan Bense said Thursday that they
support extending term limits. .
"In my first four or five years [in the
House], I was more involved in the political
side of gaining support to become speaker,"
Bense said. "But now, focusing on public
policy, there's a lot to learn. Maybe too much
for such short a time."
Bense said he was originally a firm believer
in eight-year term limits and still supports
them in principle because fresh faces bring
fresh ideas. But 12 years is a more reasonable
time period, he said.
Lee, too,.supports term limits, but for 12
"I think it's good to have a starting time and
a finishing time," he said. "It brings a sense of
urgency to the legislature."
The eight-year limit, however, has hurt the
legislature, forcing members to gain the exper-
tise and political support to occupy leadership
positions in only six years or less, he said.
"The learning curve is too steep," Lee said.
"We're asking people to give up too much to
learn policy and procedure in such a short
Lee said term limits have especially hurt the
House, a traditional entry point into the legis-
lature, as opposed to the Senate, where most
members have prior experience from serving
in the House.
"I just think it puts more power in the hands
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
The free Cheetos stop here.
University Police Department of-
ficers arrested two students in connec-
tion with an extensive string of thefts
from on-campus vending machines.
Between May and December,
Nicholas Maldonado, 21, and .Emil
Parmar, 19, used their Gator-1 cards
to steal from vending machines
across campus, including Beaty
Towers, Jennings Hall and the Springs
Residential Complex, according to a
UPD press release.
Maldonado and Parmar would swipe
their Gator-1 cards, then unplug the
machine's telephone line before money
could be deducted from.their accounts.
More than 1,300 separate thefts
occurred during an eight-month pe-
riod with the value of goods exceeding
The vending machines have been
"This is no different from physically
stealing something," State Attorney's
Office spokesman Spencer Mann said.
of staff and lobbyists," he said, adding that the
governor, too, has gained power since the leg-
islature has become less experienced.
State Sen. Jim Sebesta (R-St. Petersburg)
filed a motion Tuesday to put a constitutional
amendment before voters in the 2006 election
that would increase term'limits by four years
for lawmakers. To avoid charges of self-deal-
ing, the extension would not apply to current
SBense said he would like a similar motion to
be filed in the House and thinks the resolution
would pass the Florida Legislature.
"It might be a hard sell to voters [in 2006],
many of whom probably believe that eight is
indeed enough for politicians," Bense said.
"I just think it puts more power in
the hands of staff and lobbyists."
But a strong.vote through both houses and
endorsements from senior politicians from
both parties could help the amendment among
the voting public, he added.
The idea of term limits.in state legisla-
tures swept the nation before and during.the
"Republican revolution" of the early 1990s.
"Eight is enough" citizen initiatives were
passed in 27 states, and many of these mea-
sures applied to state delegations of U.S. con-
gressmen and senators as well.
Florida's amendment, passed in 1992 by 77
percent of Florida voters, was one of these.
But the U.S. Supreme Court struck down
federal term limits as unconstitutional in 1996,
rendering that part of Florida's law inopera-
Six states have since repealed their term
limits, and other states have tried, according to
the National Conference of State Legislatures.
But voters are often skeptical of politicians who
say they want more time in office, and 21 states
still-have term limits on the books.
In addition, UPD filed sworn com-
plaints against 17 others for similar
"It's one of those situations where
word got around, and one person told
another and another," UPD spokesman
Joe Sharkey said.
Noticing a shortage-of merchandise
compared to the number of Gator-1
card swipes, a representa-
Student tive of Canteen Vending
Life contacted UF ID Card
Services in early January to
alert them of the problem.
If convicted of the crime a felony
Parmar and Maldonado could serve
up to five years in prison and pay a
fine, Mann said. The. 17 other defen-
dants could serve up to one year in the
Alachua County Jail or receive proba-
tion and a fine.
Parmar and Maldonado's future
at UF is uncertain,.Dean of Students
"Eugene L. Zdziarski said.
"It could be a suspendable offense,
but we'll have to look into each case
individually," Zdziarski said.
Parmar declined to comment.
Maldonado could not be reached on
UPD arrests for snack theft
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 5
break SG rules
By BRIDGET CAREY
Student Government Spring election campaigners may
be breaking advertising rules and could be subject to penal-
ties by the Elections Commission.
Various parties have interpreted SG statutes' definition of
campaign advertising and the date when campaigning begins
differently. The only person who can clear up the confusion is
SG Supervisor of Elections Ali Blye, who did not return five
phone calls made between 4 p.m and 9:30 p.m.
Impact Party members have mounted posters and passed
out fliers that may not meet campaign requirements.
The statutes indicate that before any such materials can
be displayed, they first must be approved by the supervi-
sor of elections and also contain the phrase "paid political
advertisement" and the campaign's treasurer's name, which
--- many posters and fliers were missing.
But Impact spokeswoman Jessica
Goodwin said she believed official cain-
paigning has not yet begun. She said
S party leaders believe they are not subject
S to advertising approval until officiall cam-
paigning begins" when qualifying to run
ends Tuesday and the supervisor of elec-
Moritz tions holds a subsequent meeting.
"We are trying to the best of our ability
to abide by the rules," Goodwin said.
SG statutes state that campaigning begins the fourth
Tuesday before Spring elections begin. This semester's elec-
tion is on March 15 and 16. An official SG Spring election
meeting was held Tuesday.
If Spring Break is not counted, that Tuesday meeting
would be the election-cycle kickoff, according to statutes.
School holidays typically are not counted in such SG statute
Gator Party leaders also have produced informational fli-
ers emblazoned with the party logo without statements that
they were a paid political advertisement. But party spokes-
man Student Sen. Sundeep Rawal said the fliers are not
advertising since they were distributed to students already
present at an informational meeting.
"Because we handed it out at our party meeting to our
party members, we consider it an intra-party communica-
tion," Rawal said, adding, "We're trying to follow every rule
Progress Party has produced informational brochures
that have been approved by the supervisor of elections,
which do contain the phrase "paid political advertisement."
Progress presidential candidate Sen. MacKenzie Moritz said
they wanted to get the Progress Web site approved by the
supervisor, but Moritz said "she (Blye) didn't know" if Web
sites fall under the campaign materials clause.
The Voice and Mad Hatters parties both also have Web
sites and neither state the phrase "paid political advertise-
Moritz said he interpreted Tuesday to be the start of the
election season, adding party campaign finance reports are
due Monday. Nevertheless, Moritz said something is needed
to clarify the rules and "put it in plain English."
Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff
Blowin' out the speakers
The Jesi tear out an original guitar riff at the Orange & Brew on Thursday. Student Government Produc-
tions put on the concert as part of a series promoting local bands. According to its fans, the band chose
the name Jesi because their long hair makes them all look like Jesus.
Slating begins today for SG election
Registration open through Tuesday
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
Students hoping to get involved and
make a change in Student Government
have three full days to sign on to the
political party of their choice.
Today begins what is known as
slating, where students wishing to
run for legislative offices register
themselves and meet up with their
chosen parties. Slating continues
Qualified candidates who do not
wish to slate with a party may run as
To slate, applicants must first register
by filling out an "Intent to Run" form,
which asks for a grade point average,
classification and university standing.
Candidates must have a 2.0 GPA, be
a full-time student, attempting 12 cred-
its as an undergraduate and nine as a
Student and be free from any
Government conduct offenses on
Qualifying will be held from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. in Reitz Union Room 287 to-
day and Monday. It will be held at the
same time in Room 123 on Tuesday.
After the information on the form
is verified and the person slating is
qualified, they may meet with the
party of their choice, many of which
will be stationed throughout the Reitz
Parties that have confirmed slating
events are Gator, Impact, Progress and
Representatives from Block, Mad
Hatters and Strike Force said they
were planning other party events.
The Access, Keg, Phoenix, Student
Alliance and Support parties are not
expected to run candidates in the
Spring election, to be held March
15th and 16th. Representatives from
Access, Keg and Support could not
be reached for comment. The Phoenix
Party has since changed its name to
Impact. The Student Alliance and
Support party names are reportedly
being held solely to prevent others
from using the parties' names.
County group sponsors environmental guide to Gainesville
* THE MAPS WILL PINPOINT
11 TYPES OF ATTRACTIONS.
By SKYLER SMITH
An international movement to
create a community resource of
"green maps" has found its way to
Sustainable Alachua County Inc.,
a local non-profit environmental
group, is sponsoring the Gainesville
Green Map Project, an endeavor to
identify and map unique locations
and resources, both man- and na-
ture-made, within the city, coordina--
tor Naomi Ganyo said.
The map would be used by lo-
cal residents and tourists alike to
enhance -their quality of life, said
Kiara Pywell, director of Sustainable
Alachua County Inc.
"It's not just 'green,' it's the qual-
ity we want for our community,"
There will be 11 categories, or
icons, on the map. They will range
from institutes of culture to pol-
lution sites, all with the intention
of giving residents and tourists
an environment-savvy resource
"We want to make sure the map
will be as comprehensive and up-to-
date as possible," Ganyo said.
An advisory panel of 39 local
people was chosen to hammer out
the categories and the criteria for
each. Their first meeting was held
this week at the Florida Community
Design Center on University
The panel includes seven UF fac-
ulty and staff members, each with
different areas of specialization.
"We want to make sure
the map will be as compre-
hensive and up-to-date as
Gainesville Green Map Project
SAt the meeting; the group went
over their goals for the map and
the first category: civic involve-
ment. After the board sets the stan-
dards for what will be included on
the map, a volunteer "green team"
will scout locations throughout
Ganyo said she hopes to see
the map completed by 2006. It
will be given out free of charge at
the Chamber of Commerce and
Visitor's Bureau, as well as other
"We want everyone to have a
copy in their backpacks," Ganyo
The first map was made in New
York City in 1991. Now there are
over 170 green maps internation-
ally, according to the Green Map
System's Web site.
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6, ALLIGATOR M FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005
W ith the deadline for parties officially to declare
their slate of candidates coming up Tuesday, the
Student Government election season is beginning
to gear up..
This semester, let the Department of Darts & Laurels be
your guide in choosing the best representatives of the stu-
dent body from the vast sea of registered parties. With our
combined lack of experience in political office, surely we can
lead you on the right path.
Well, maybe not. But at least we'll be here to tell you how
the parties have messed up and maybe how they've
done something right.
So pick up a campaign sign, put on your tinfoil anti-pro-
paganda hat and stump your way into this week's special SG
Darts & Laurels
Kicking things off with some presidential-election-style cam-
paign malfeasance, we toss a big-kids-admit-it-when-they're-
wrong DART to the Voice Party for trying to commandeer the
issue of graduate student under-representation in SG for their
own political gain.
Helping to correct the imbalance against the graduate com-
munity is a noble goal, but it doesn't say much for your sincer-
ity when the president of the Graduate Student Council, Mike
Bowen, openly calls your bluff. And instead of taking their licks
and attempting to remedy the situation by cooperating with the
GSC, the Voice Party posted an indictment of Bowen's message
on their Web site. The message claimed personal statements
Bowen made at a Student Senate meeting had slandered the
party by criticizing them for seeking to capitalize on the gradu-
ate student and non-Greek vote which is, of course, in fla-
grant disregard for the actual meaning of the word "slander."
The message went on to make Bowen's point for him by say-
ing the party has had no contact with GSC whatsoever, regard-
less of what Bowen may have implied.
That's actually not a good thing. If you wash your hands of
the representative body of a portion of students, you can hardly
be said to represent their interests.
Because we're pretty sure extra regulation on student activi-
ties is a bad thing, we fire an it's-supposed-to-be-access-for-stu-
dents-not-administrators DART to Dennis Ngin, Impact Party
presidential candidate, for supporting a UF rule, influenced by
pudding-covered women's rugby players, that requires recre-
ational sports groups to seek approval from an administrative
board for fundraising events.
While we're glad Ngin qualified this by stating his concern
that the approval process could possibly take too long, we can't
stomach the concept of a prospective leader of the student body
so easily ceding authority on a student issue to the university.
Finally, though we hate to break continuity with today's
theme, we nonetheless must look at the bigger picture and fire a
who-exactly-was-the-victim-there DART to UF administrators
for instituting the new fundraising rule and the brief suspen-
sion of the women's rugby team in response to the event.
While pudding wrestling may not be the sort of thing the
administration wants to put on recruiting fliers unless it
wants a gigantic spike in.applications, of course it's hardly
something so unspeakable that it should cause the expulsion of
a well-intentioned group, even if they had been responsible for
Besides, who is really being exploited if the girls themselves
organize such an event and get hordes of guys to pay them to
We know we'd be more likely to vote in SG elections if all
of the candidates would get into a pudding-filled tub to prove
who really has what it takes to lead the student body.
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Moderate Republicans dwindle in GOP
t used to be the party that had something for everyone:
the Grand Old Party was for all Americans. But today,
with neo-conservative Republicans in full power, the
Bush administration and his congressional mandate make
it clear they plan to force a radically conservative agenda
on the rest of America. With these objectives, President
Bush and his conservative Congress have abandoned the
true traditions of the GOP.
New-age Republicans are an ignorant group of ultra-
conservative, right-winged radicals operating on the social
frontier. While the conventional GOP has stressed fiscal
responsibility through balanced budgets, moderate to low
taxes and limited government spending, the "conservatives"
are the most fiscally irresponsible group to this day. With bil-
lions of dollars spent on a war with no foreseeable end in the
near future and demands for additional funds up to $80 bil-
lion, Bush and his irresponsible neo-conservative sidekicks
are pushing the deficit to record levels.
One by one, the moderates are disappearing not nec-
essarily because they are being beaten by their democratic
opponents, but rather because they are being beaten by their
own party's more conservative-minded members.
In this destruction of the moderate wing, or "moderate
squeeze," base voters show they would rather support the
neo-social conservative movement. New-age conservatives
have found a message that resonates with mainstream
Republicans: social conservatism. This is a feat the moder-
ates of today cannot match.
It is no longer a case among the GOP of what is right and
wrong, but rather what wins elections. The future of com-
ing generations is being destroyed by the spending disease,
Bible-brainwashed minds and conservative schemes of the
nation's top Republicans and their constituents. Their inter-
ests no longer are toward creating jobs in our economy or
Scott balancing the budget. Instead, they
Goldhagen will use their clout to end abortion
Speaking Out rights, separate gays from mainstream
society and start wars for personal rea-
sons revenge being one of them.
However, while the new GOP continues to gather
strength, they will lose credibility and the confidence of
Americans over time as the deficit grows and Social Security
and other social and fiscal programs are permanently de-
The handful of moderates left in the. government can-
not lose any more ground. For the sake of all Americans,
somebody must stand up to the ignorant conservatives
teaching them that smart, logical politics is still a winning.
formula. The reason for being moderate is logical and simple:
Moderate politics favor the greatest number of people and
appeal to everyone at some level.
It is no mystery why the Republican Party no longer
appeals to Americans in the blue states. The moderate
Republicans who once delivered contentious states such as
Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Vermont, California, New
Jersey, Maine, Oregon and Washington to the party have lost
their faith and trust in the GOP. It is essential that the GOP
bring them back.
Perhaps the fate of the moderate Republicans relies on
the strength of a small bunch of politicians, including Sen.
John McCain, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Gov.
George Pataki and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. These will
be the saviors of the GOP's moderate wing. With some on
the brink of a first or second presidential run, these moder-
ates have the potential to return to power and reestablish
themselves, not only as Republicans, but as leaders for all
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Letters to the Editor
Troops need support, not cheerleading
Editor: So, David Ruiz says.he loves,
honors and respects American troops. As
a former soldier myself, I don't buy it. I
think Ruiz loves the war in Iraq, not the
troops fighting it. Since the first Gulf War,
launched to liberate Kuwait back to a mon-
archy, "support the troops" has been code
for "support the war." No one who truly
cares about the well-being of our soldiers
would support a war that was based on
exaggerations, forged documents and lies.
Far from "protecting our homeland," as
Ruiz claims, our troops in Iraq are engaged
in a bloody occupation with no end in sight
in a country that did not pose a threat to the
United States. And, the recent election has
not made those troops one bit
as dangerous as ever.
So save the back-door plat.
- the troops do not need anotl
cheerleader. In fact, with enlis
bers down, what this grinding
really needs is more enlistees
love of servicemen to the nearer
office I am sure he can help y
money where your mouth is.
Upward Bound program not e
Editor: As a former Upward
safer; Iraq is dent, I'would like to comment on the recent
article, "Cuts to ground Bound."
itudes, Ruiz I was a part of the Upward Bound pro-
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tment num- school, and because of it I was able to attend
occupation UF. It provided me with the knowledge of
.Take your the college process I was not able to attain
st recruiter's anywhere else. The program is extremely
'ou put your valuable and great at what it does.
I was disappointed and angered to read
John Dryden Hunter Williams, president of UF College
7P"`M Republicans, call it an "extravagant"
program with narrow goals. How can he
refer to a program that encourages and
enables low-income high school students,
extravagant who without it would not have the same
Bound stu- opportunities as the majority of college-
bound students, as having narrow goals?
If he were to witness what actually goes on
with Upward Bound, I am sure he would
take that comment back. In my three years
in the program, I got up every Saturday to
attend sessions. My summers were spent
at USF attending the residential program,
taking classes while everyone else was re-
laxing at home. Upward Bound students
and staff work hard, and to have someone
undermine the program in one statement is
It will be a sad day for me and many of
my fellow Upward Bounders to see such an
amazing program cut.
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Audiologist going to East
By JEFF SIRMONS
Bombs burst, but some children
don't hear them.
Mothers and grandmothers call
for a child but receive no response.
Concerned guardians try to
take the child to a hearing clinic,
but in Palestine, it's tough to find
an expert in audiology or speech,
Nadia Abdulhaq, a UF graduate
student from Palestine, plans to be
the first audiologist with a clinical
doctorate in Palestine and pledges
to use it to help children in her
homeland. There are about 20 such
audiologists at UF, she said.
"I'm planning to build my own
state-of-the-art hearing and bal-
ance clinic in Palestine by the end
of 2006, one year after I graduate,"
Leaving home to help -
Abdulhaq, 32, came to UF as a
Fulbright scholar in 2000, because
"she did not know enough about
"After I worked in a clinic for
a couple of years, I found I could
not help out enough children, and
I wanted to pursue a better educa-
tion, so I applied for the Fulbright,"
The Fulbright Scholar Program
aims to bring the top foreign schol-
ars to America so they can transfer
skills back to their home country.
"Nadia is one of the hardest
workers and always strives to
learn more so she can best help her
homeland," said Debra Anderson,
adviser for international Fulbright
students. "There is a dire need for
her profession in Palestine."
Twelve percent of children in
Palestine have a hearing problem,
"America and other first-world
countries have about two percent of
their population with hearing dis-
abilities," she said. "It jumps con-
siderably in developing countries."
"I'm planning to build my
own state-of-the-art hear-
ing and balance clinic in
Palestine by the end of
2006, one year after I
UF graduate student
One reason why hearing loss is
a major problem in Palestine is be-
cause the disability is not detected
early enough, Abdulhaq said.
"The most important time for
hearing development is during lan-
guage and cognitive development,
which is at a very young age," she
said. "A lot of Palestinians do not
detect hearing loss until the child is
3 or 4 years old, when it's too late,"
Educating the. public about
hearing loss will be a branch in her
clinic, so guardians will know how
to determine hearing loss and how
to deal with it, she said.
Abdulhaq is focusing on chil-
dren because, she said, about 50
percent of Palestinians are below
the age of 14.
"My clinic will be open to all
ages, but I know from experience
that many of my patients will be
children," she said.
Conflicts and language
Abdulhaq grew up in Nablus, a
"conservative" town, but her fam-
ily was open-minded and insistent
that all of their children got an edu-
cation, she said.
"They were adamant that all of
us went to college because that's the
only way to get ahead," she said.
Nablus was periodically occu-
pied by the Israeli army, she said,
which sometimes made it hard to
go to school.
S"I lived terrorism from the
Israeli army," she said. "Every time
I'm around them, I feel I could get
Her family moved to Ramallah,
where she earned her undergradu-
ate degree in English literature at
Birzeit University. She then went
to the University of Jordan to earn
a master's degree in speech pathol-
After obtaining her degree,
Abdulhaq worked as a speech
pathologist, helping children com-
municate fluently despite their
"There is a language barrier that
is even harder to overcome with
hearing loss," she said. "Children
and adults must learn how to com-
municate in different ways."
Still, after a few years of employ-
ment, Abdulhaq wanted to learn
To earn a Ph.D. in speech pa-
thology that will complement her
clinical doctorate in audiology,
Abdulhaq is developing a test that
determines the level of speech un-
derstanding for Arabic-speaking
"No one has developed a stan-
dardized test for children's under-
standing of the Arabic language,"
said Scott Griffiths, coordinator in
the department of communication
sciences and disorders.
"This would allow clinicians
to gauge how hearing loss has
affected the child's ability to inter-
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to UF as a Fulbright scholar in 2000.
This isn't the first test that
Abdulhaq has created to help
lessen communication gaps, how-
In her free time, Abdulhaq
developed a questionnaire for
incoming Fulbright scholars to
determine their understanding of
"At orientation, she pelted
me with tons of questions about
names and customs she didn't
understand," Anderson said. "For
example, I kept referring to GRU
(Gainesville Regional Utilities),
but nobody knew what GRU was.
But instead of simply finding out
herself, she asked me if she could
help me find a way to better com-
municate with the scholars."
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UF network viruses pose hard-to-solve problems
By DAVID COHEN
Even if an e-mail seemingly is from a UF faculty member, it
is very possible it came from the other side of the world due to
the countless viruses plaguing networks every day.
"There are viruses on the UF campus at any given time,"
said Jordan Wienes, network security engineer for UF
Computing and Networking Services. "There is no security in
e-mail. Anyone in the world can e-mail you at any time. If it.
says it's from UF, it may not be."
Despite suspicious communications sent out urider the
guise of journalism department official Charles J. Harris this
week, UF and every college within it does have their own vi-
"[The UF network] is a little worse than normal but not in
any state of crisis," Wienes said.
But Wienes said anti-virus software on individual students'
computers is the "third line of defense." And though UF is
working to increase its electronic security, Wienes encourages
downloading updates from software manufacturers as soon
"We see a lot of people infected that don't know it," Wienes
Security flaws in Microsoft Windows programs are con-
stantly discovered and "patches" issued through Microsoft's
official site, a large batch of which were issued recently, Wienes
Most viruses do not affect Macintosh computers.
When a computer without updated protection is logged on
to the Internet, it takes only one to five minutes to be attacked
and in most cases infected, Wienes said.
Sometimes UF follows the tracking of a virus and even
helps law-eriforcement agencies prosecute their creators, or
hackers. This is rare though, because viruses affect computers
at companies and agencies worldwide.
"We are not special," Wienes said.
In addition to commercial updates, UF students can down-
load free anti-virus software from UF's software Web site.
*However, Wienes said exercising some common sense is the
best first step.
SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Officials unveil long-term plan for East Gainesville campus
By SKYLER SMITH
With a huge research university in the west
end of town, Gainesville's less .lime-lit half
sometimes goes unnoticed.
However, for two years SFCC has been
sponsoring the East Gainesville Initiative,
which provides a.helping hand to the citizens
of Gainesville living east of downtown. The
initiative's long-term strategic plan was final-
ized this week.
About .50 people residents, business-
men and pastors, among others gathered at
Mount Carmel Baptist Church on Tuesday to
discuss the future of East Gainesville and how
SFCC can continue to help.
"We can't have a plan without talking
to the residents, the people who live in and
care about East Gainesville," said Karen Cole-
Smith, director of the initiative and an SFCC
employee for more than 15 years.
Comments largely centered around East
Gainesville's need for further literacy educa-
tion for children and a civic center to deliver
access to arts and enrichment activities.
"Everything .we do is centered around
empowering people through education,"
Among the programs already in place is
"21 for the 21st Century," by which SFCC
donates 21 used computers
a year to churches in needy
Technology is an
important part of being
--_-. educated and getting a job,
said Eugene Jones, direc-
tor of SFCC's Information
sasser Technology Education
Other programs include the Phoenix
Initiative, an ongoing project in the Phoenix
duplex community. SFCC has installed com-
puters and provides tutoring to the more than
400 low-income neighborhood children.
SFCC also runs College Reach Out, a pro-
gram geared to tutor middle school students
for the FCAT. With school funding riding on
FCAT results, SFCC has committed nearly
$10,000 to put teachers in touch with children
in failing schools, said Tom Mason, chairman
of SFCC's technical programs.
The East Gainesville Initiative was institut-
ed over two years ago, when SFCC President
Jackson Sasser made the development of East
Gainesville one of his top priorities, said Pat
Grunder, vice president for innovation and
Grunder said The college has plans to con-
tinue the outreach indefinitely
"Projects like this are exactly what the com-
munity college mission is," Grunder said.
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By LINDSAY PETER
Alligator Contributing Writer
With a runway dominating
the middle of the Reitz Union
Grand Ballroom, more than
500 people turned out for the
Black Student Union-sponsored
Fashion X-Clusive on Thursday
Betty Stewart-Dowdell, the
Black Student Union's sponsor,
led the audience in the "Negro
National Anthem" before kick-
ing off the fifth annual fashion
show a little past 8 p.m.
Andrea Morales / Alligator
A model works the runway at the X-Clusive Fashion Show on
Thursday evening at the Reitz Union.
The $8,000 production was
the kickoff of the Step Show-
weekend, said Brenda Jean, di-
rector of the show and a fourth-
year -health science education
"The theme for Black History
Month is 'Elements of Ebony,"'
Jean said. "We wanted to share
the beauty and essence of our
"Elemental Persuasion in
Color," the theme for the eve-
ning, was developed through
five scenes of white, brown,,red,
green and black.
Forty-four students, who
went through three auditions,
modeled dresses, suits and biki-
nis from seven stores, including
Dillard's, Wet Seal and Mr. Q's
"I like that they have big
girls too, not just skinny, skinny
girls," said Erica Cadet, a first-
year psychology major.
Audience members answered
trivia questions about upcom-
ing BSU events throughout the
show to win T-shirts.
Songs by Petey Pablo, Nelly
and Ciara filled the Reitz Union
Grand Ballroom as members of
the audience sang along and
moved to the beat.
Nearly three hours before
showtime, Brithney Moffett, a
fourth-year business adminis-
tration major, had arrived at the
Reitz Union in preparation for
the show for run-throughs and
"It's not so much being
nervous,". Moffett said, before
making her walk on the runway.
"It's a rush."
Harn helps host
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Complementing an on-
going art exhibit, the Ham
Museum and the UF Center
for African Studies hosted
a symposium Thursday on
Sufism, a religion based o,n
Islam, and its role in Africa
and the rest of the world.
Sufism focuses on the
mystical aspects of Islam and
recognizes that there are other
ways to acquire knowledge
besides traditional means,
Center for African Studies
Director Leonardo Villalon
'The symposium, entitled
"Islam in Africa: Sufism &
Modernity in a Globalized
World," boasted UF profes-
sors speaking about their
personal experiences with the
religion, its role in the social
structure of Senegal and other
countries, and its influence on
popular culture, specifically
For instance, many in
Senegal prefer to join what
they call daaira, voluntary
associations of disciples,
over labor unions, as they are
more confident in the repre-
sentative power of the Sufist
The art exhibit, "A Saint in
the City: Sufi Arts of Urban
Senegal," is, on loan from a
UCLA museum until March
Villalon estimated more
than 100 students, professors
and community members
attended at least one of the
symposium's three sessions,
held in the Ham Museum's
"I'm also pleased the
university is concerned
about addressing the
need for education
Center for Africian Studies
He said the exhibit
strengthened and contextual-
ized concepts taught in many
"The base idea is to take
advantage of the exhibit
here," Villalon said
The symposium was sig-
nificant in that it represented
a collaboration between both
.the museum and UF's aca-
demics, he said.
"I'm also pleased the uni-
versity is concerned about
addressing the need for edu-
cation about Islam," Villalon
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By GLENDA LUFT
Alligator Contributing Writer
Two UF packaging science majors will see
their senior design project put to the test this
Anthony Shun, 23, and 22-year-old Eric
Fisher's design project is helping florist St. Rose
reduce packaging time, meet production re-
quirements and increase profit, said Bruce Welt,
coordinator of UF's packaging science program.
Shun said they completed the
Student project Summer 2004 and took a lot
Lfe of trial and error.
"We talked to Dr. Welt about the
project, and we thought it would give us a lot of
real world experience in research and develop-
ment," Shun said.
Before Shun and Fisher's device, called an
"in-case filler," a florist would spend more than
eight minutes filling one box of vases, one vase at
a time, with nutrients and water. Now he spends
-The filler allows a person to fill up a case of
vases at the same time instead of filling each vase
individually, Welt said.
SThe filler eliminates the need to fill cases in
advance, leaving more space in the cooler for the
flowers instead of nutrient-rich water.
The device is on a 6-foot-by-4-foot table and
consists of a tank, pump and 24 tubes, Shun
said. The original tank used was 65 gallons, but
St. Rose increased its capacity to 2,000 gallons in
St. Rose was so pleased with the design they
asked Fisher to send another filling head for the
holiday, Welt said.
Welt said St. Rose sells vases with flowers to
places such as Wal-Mart and Publix.
"This is the first real test of the product," Welt
said. "On Valentine's Day they have really high
demand and a lot to produce."
V-Day events raise money, awareness
'Vagina Monologues' this Saturday
By KEELEY MCCARTY
For some, V-Day is not a Hallmark
holiday centered around heart-shaped
candy and flowers; it's a time to raise
funds and awareness for abused wom-
en and girls around the world.
V-Day is an international, non-
profit organization whose mission
is to stop violence against women.
HAWK, Helping Abused Women and
Kids, sponsors the UF chapter.
Erin McDonough, a UE senior, or-
ganizes the V-Day events at UF, with
"The Vagina Monologues" as their big-
"The Vagina Monologues," writ-
ten by the founder of V-Day, Eve
Ensler, debuted at the Reitz Union
Auditorium on Tuesday night to a
sold-out crowd of approximately 350.
"I was just so excited when we
made the first $100," McDonough
But the group will likely raise
much more than that, she said, with a
Saturday performance of "The Vagina
Monologues" and a Safe Walk still to
"We're lighting our candles in hon-
or of survivors and women we've lost-
to violence," McDonough said.
The Safe Walk will be tonight at
8, and will consist of a candle-light.
vigil and a walk through
Off the the Ui- campus A recep-
Avenue tiohn will foilc. in Reitz
Union Room 282. t ith
speakers fiom the ULniversit\ Police
Department': Crime Victim .-\d; locate
Program and Peaceful Path-. the local
women's h elter that rc:eivi-es the pro-
ceeds from l ti event-.
Ninety percent of money collected
this week will go to the shelter, while
the other 10 percent will be sent to
women in Iraq.
Peaceful: Paths works directly off
grants from the state, and we hope to
supplement that income, said Raechel
Steckley, founder of HAWK.
The second performance- of "The
Vagina Monologues" will be Saturday
at 8 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom. Tickets are still available at
$8 for students and $10 for the general
"I thought it was a really impressive
performance," said Maria Palmieri,
a UF senior who saw the play on
Tuesday. "They were able to portray
all the elements of being a woman."
In the play, a series of women from
all walks of life are interviewed about
their v.aginas iU'hiar_.medv, -:- .
Other eventst- include a .week-long
silent art auction.
WVt have art donated b\ artists at
Premier Prodfi:tions. NlcDu.notgh
said.' it celebrates women.
S People can bid in the autihon
until 3 p.m todav in the Reitz inion
Colonnade, and T-. hirt-s ill be a- all-
able at Saitrdai-d\" s,-.hoi for $1 .
"I think people are -_eEing the V-
Day -shirtts e .-',r \heie. and they're
asking questions/' Palmieri said. "It's
Globally, V-Day's hands stretch to
more than 1,100 cities and villages,
and more than $25 million has been
raised since its conception in 1998.
Local woman allegedly bites other woman
* ALLEGED VICTIM'S IN-
JURIES ARE MINIMAL.
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Kaneko Nelson's bark
Alachua County Sheriff's
officers arrested the 25-
year-old Archer woman
Wednesday evening after
Coffee Yolana, of 14719 SW
Archer Lane, called police
saying she had .been at-
tacked and bitten by Nelkson.
Nelson, of 505 Robinsoni
Dr., accused'iolana, her fir-t
cousin, of spreading rumors
concerning the identity of
the father of Nelson's babi
Yolana said in a phone inter-
Yolana said Nelson ac-'
cused her of saying Yolana's
father was also the father of
the child, i, which shli denied.
"I don't talk about that,"
'lolana -aid. "This has been
going on for a long time."
1'olir.a -said she and
Ne l- on were at Yolana's
aunt's house, at 204 W Park
St., when the incident oc-
SYolana said she had been
T;-i\ing to call her mother
from the house to disprove
Nelson's accusations when
Nelson attacked her.
"She knocked the ph.i:ne
ou-t of m\ hand and jumped
on met, \olana said.
Nelson bit 'bolana. ;-ho
is si\. month. pregnant. .on
the arm according to police
Nelson w\ho has been
charged : with aggravated
matter\ a felony. \\was re-
leased from jail Thursdav
Yolana's injuries are
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12, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005
Law students to offer free tax help
By JEFF SIRMONS
UF's Levin College of Law has
stepped in to help students and other
Alachua County residents with their
"The closer we get to April 15,
the crazier it gets here," said
volunteer Harris Kirsch. "The
more people who come in
early, the better a chance we
will have at doing their taxes."
Volunteer income tax assistant
"Law students are providing in-
come tax assistance to all students and
lower-income community members
for free, so they don't-have to pay a
company like H&R Block to do it at
a price," said Jeff Troiano, volunteer
income tax assistance supervisor.
All volunteers have passed a test
given by the Internal Revenue Service
to determine that they're eligible to
provide the assistance, he said.
"I've filled out my own taxes for
many years," said 35-year-old tax as-
sistant Paul Sax, a third-year law stu-
dent. "I'm sure I can do it."
The service aims to save time and
money for students who don't want to
invest in learning how to properly use
a 1040 form, Sax said.
"They were extremely helpful,"
said customer Angela Steiner, 24. "I
was in and out of here in less than an
hour, and it was free."
But while tax service is invaluable
to customers, the assistants also gain
experience from the'service.
'My ultimate interest is in tax law,
so this gives me hands-on experience
with income tax assistance," said Scott
Bowman, a first-year law student.
"Plus, it's a good way to give back the
skills I'm learning at the law school to
The program anticipates assisting
more than 600 students and commu-
nity members, but most will come in
April just before taxes are due, Troiano
said. The program is large enough to
assist more than 1,000 customers.
"The closer we get to April 15, the
crazier it gets here," said volunteer
Harris Kirsch. "The more people who
come in early, the better a chance we
will have at doing their taxes."
Since some students receive tax
breaks, free tax assistance helps a lot,
said Warren Cockerham, a UF film
studies student who has already taken
advantage of tax assistance elsewhere.
"If you're working one job and are
single, taxes are pretty straightfor-
ward," he said. "But if you have a job
and you're a student, taxes can get a
bit confusing, so services like these are
Free tax help for students and
low-income local residents
Who: UF Levin College of Law
Where: Room 151, Bruton-Geer
When: Every Tuesday through
Thursday from 5-9 p.m. until
UF may block e-
AOL, from page 1
dents mark messages from UF as junk mail,
which tells AOL to block future e-mail with
similar characteristics or from the same e-
mail address. Additionally, the amount and
rate of e-mail messages sent from a single UF
computer can trigger AOL to tag the e-mail as
Students may not realize they are missing
messages, Hoit said, which explains why they
continue to forward their e-mail to an AOL
"We're dependent on it, and a lot of people
don't realize how sensitive to little hiccups it
can be," Hoit said.
The most likely solution is that UF may
prohibit students from forwarding their e-
mail to AOL accounts until the company finds
a more long-term solution.
"That's not the preferable solution, but at
least keeps messages going until we can do a
larger, better solution," he said.
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18 and up always welcome
GREAT LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005
I For Rent
ONE IN A MILLION!!!
Roommate matching 3/3 from only $445
FREE Cable w/ HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym* tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW & FALL*377-2777
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Walk to Shands-
Long & short term lease
Now as low as $355 monthly
inc all utilities ph 336-9836
HAVE IT ALL AT THE LANDINGS!!
Fully furnished 3 and 4 bdrm apartment
homes. All utilities, 24 hr Gym, Free Tanning
as low as $480/bdrm
SPRING & SUMMER SPECIALS
Roommate Matching Avail. 336-3838.
*** SORORITY ROW AREA ***
Experience the luxury at Windsor Hall.
Located 2 blocks to UF. Beautiful single &
double suites available. Starting at $400/mo
includes everything gym, pool, DSL, elec-
tric, etc. 337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com
1BR & 2BR Huge floor plan. Private patio,
park at your door. Oasis 377-3149 Furn Avail
3436 SW 42nd Ave & 34th St. $500 & $600/
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*.
with: internet & cable & elec & water
walking closets, full bath, wash/dry
pool view, gym, FULL furnish
Call for more info 352-258-3542 2-25-27-1
Just Bring Your Clothes!
Furnished 2 &.3 bedrooms from $875
Luxury living with all the perks!
Includes cable, utility packages avail
All we need is you! 372-8100
Furn. room in private home for female, NS.
Kitchen & laundry priv, private bath Utils +
cable, furn. $300/mo Avail March 1st 352-
1 room in 2BR downtown apt. Newly
remodeled. Quiet neighborhood. Close to
Shands, UF & Library. $350/mo. Month to
month or longest lease ok. Pets ok. Call
Save $$ with coupons from the Alligator.
GATOR PLACE APTS 3600 SW 23 St. 2BR/
1BA W/b is optional. Park in front of your apt.
Pet play park. 2 mi to VA/Shands. $525/mo
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GR
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $325/mo.
41BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-92
mobile 213-3901. 4-20-71-2
Walk to UF, Studios and 1BR's
From $505. Free parking
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
$89 1st month's rent
Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant?
CALL THE BEST!
L'bui i Kc-ilt. Liflrp i.' li)F:
Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
CAN'T FIND PARKING? BUS FULL?
Studios & 1/1s from $459 at UF
-Pool *We Pay Most Utilities Pets OK
Residents get FREE parking...guaranteed
You can't live any closer! 372-7111
QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD!
* Avail NOW or AUGUST!
0 1BR $530/2BR $580/3BR $735
* HUGE floor plans! 2 Pools!
* Pets Welcome! ** 335-7275
BIG CITY LIVING DOWNTOWN
Stylish Studios, 1/1's, 2/2's, 3/3's
Avail. Now/Fall: 338-0002
OSUN BAY APTSO
*Some furnished avail -
0*Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $460/mo692-1 $520/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $410 $515, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066 335-7066. 4-20-71-2
20 or Quiet! Convenience Location!
0 1BR $460 2BR $530
Walk to UF! Pets Welcome!
Now or August! 372-7555
SEPARATE FROM THE COMMON PLACE
Luxury 2BR/2BA& 3BR/3BA
W/D incl. *FREE Cable*Alarm*
24hr. Gym* FREE Tan* Close to UF
Museum Walk 379-9255
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Oul House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors., With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-20-71-2
"Fee for All"
Huge 3BR/2BA $850
Alarm cool pool tennis b-ball
Free UF parking Perfect for pets
Amazing specials 376-4002
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom; 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-20-71-2
Perfect for 1, Big enough for 2!
750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love pets!
Move-in now, 1 morth free! 332-7401
LIVE EVERY DAY A VACATIONII
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to.UF
S Luxury 2 & 3 BRs
FREE tanning, 24 hr Gym
Gated entry, pets ok
Limited spots, 372-0400
S For Rent
***Beautiful and New***
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866)
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone.# 376,6720
Make Them Green With Envy!
Luxury 2&3 Bedrooms from $850
Pool*Hot Tub*Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
Reserve now for fall! 372-8100
2 4-20-71-2 *
HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations and price ranges
If you.are tired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
Leasing Now & Fall
Large 2BR/1BA $629, 3BR/2BA $855
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org
1 BLOCK FROM UF
Luxury 2BR/2BA townhomes.
W/D, private balconies.
Open until 8pm and WEEKENDS
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
4BR/4BA at UF
Only 2 left for Fall
W/D, Alarm, Pets ok.
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease -
Sun Island Properties
Need space for a 2,3 or 4-some?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
-Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
Want more? Free even!
4BR 2.5 $1020 Only 1 left
Spacious floor plan alarm tennis
Free UF parking 376-4002
BIG VALUE, SMALL PRICE
2BR TH $639 inc W/D, alarm, park free@UF
Pets welcome, Daily Specials!
Avail NOW or Fall 373-1111
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo,
$150 deposit. $200 off 1st month rent
More for less, FREE-even!
2BR/2BA- Only $680
Pool bus route alarm tennis
Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H, covered patio, DW, verticals,
W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.
S1BR & 2BR/1 BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$499 377-1633 2-25-38-2
Continued on next page.
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Alligator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC, after they are placed. Ads placed at the with any corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RE-
The Alligator Office Visa or checks only. UF Bookstore may take THREE days to SPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAYTHE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY.
1105 W. University Ave. appear. Ads may run for any length of Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be
M-F, 8am- 4p By Phone: (352)given after placing the ad. Changes called in after the first day will not
Payment by Visa or MasterCard ONLY. time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, be further compensated.
UF Bookstore at Reitz Union M F, 8am 4pm but there can be no refunds or credits Customer error or changes: Changes must be made BEFORE
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2 er int: Uif rnii; iiteri .. 2 I' Aufos : 17 ,Typing Services 22 : Tkkets .
3' SuMbease lecronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23' Rides :
4 R.,:i;6 rrno ates -. ; 9 .~.Bicaycles _14 Help:Wanted 19 Connections .24.'Pets
.:R; al Estate F:r Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found
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not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimida-
tion in employment (barring legal exceptions) because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, familial status, age, or any other covered status. This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss.arising from contacts made through the type of advertising thlit
is know as "personal" or "connections" whether or not they actually appear under those classifications. We suggest that any reader who responds to that type of advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information. Although this
newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of
offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.
14, ALLIGA TOR FRIp\AY. EREBRpA1Y 1, 0 95
I For Rent
**LIVE IN LUXURY***
HUGE TWNHMS:2/2 & 3/3
Free cable, w/HBO & Showtime
W/D*alarm*free tanning*comp lab
Pets welcome*Private dog park
Leasing NOW & FALL 377-2801
-ree Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
!000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
&, DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
0ow 372-9913 4-20-71-2
Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
IBR 1-30 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
-lose to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
-lOUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
330 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
g screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
VC, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
knowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
3ne BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is: small, but
las it all. All util. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Dall Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
)y 1215 NE 20th Ave. 2-14-35-2
U.p to 1 month FREE rent!
Z0 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 &?bF apl
,vail Aug. Special from $489/person. Lofts,
Irdwd firs & more: Going fast! Call 376-6223
parnmncrjl; vjalable Now ;
,II Fui i -rea. All Major US Cities
rcv :.e o-ur Islr.rg FREE
, V.' IJ bLE T CO 'I
i 77i-7.For-Rent (367-7368)4-21-71-2
_*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 3BR/1 BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
S"jai3labie March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
"'r 'E- Hc,.uie -50
Alichell Riel r, ,74-6.-79 1 4.20: 0-2
;o Close to Campus
evail nrc,.v 2ER'1 t, 2 B 3p13
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374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1l2 PFPF CE .FpT5' CT.:..e I-, UF Docrir.:...r,
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
1423 or online at www.maximumre.com
=ET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee. town-
tories. 2BR, privacy fence, modern ap-
liarices, ceiling fans, SW. Private owner,
Sleaze leave detailed message. $375-525/
no 331-2099 2-17-30-2
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Plenty of FREE PARKING!
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Call 352-376-4493 or visit
3BR across from UF
Avail Fall, From $385 per BR.
Vaulted ceilings, laundry,
Breakfast bar, pets ok.
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
WOOD FLOORS at UF
1&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ W/D
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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
WALK TO UF
-Gore-Rabell FehiaA r Inr..- 3-3-1387
**IBR &2EP E.E LiTiFUL"
NEWkitchen ire ,:arper paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 0 $650/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$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-
SSEROIUS 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
Haiie Plantation Laurel Park. 3BR/2BA
Beautiful home. Quiet neighborhood. Great
running trails. $1.200/mo Avail 3/1. Bruce
DUCK POND! Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1BR $699 2BR $839 3BR $999
$150 dep. Full size W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Centerl
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
DUCKPONC' PEL :ur-e 3BR'Ie-.~inl
H/AC, firepia.e W'ID p'.-up Dv.J Iie 5 wocd
floors 731 '-JE 9in ST 850'Smo 316.16i7
BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL
*Spacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
* 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard; lawn svc, $1000/rent
* 4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW 20th
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO UFI 3BR 2BA, carport,
Washer/dryer, porch, pets considered,
Avail nowl $895/rent, 2222 SW 14th Street
Carl Turlingtdn 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 on quiet road. 4100 NW 14 PL 339-2342
for directions. $975/m 2-16-13-2
2 APTS AVAILABLE
2BR/1BA Tower Oaks. Wood floors, fenced
yard, $525/mo. Call 386-462-1010 2-14-
1,2&3BR.with GATED ENTRY!
HUGE apts w/screened porches
FREE Alarm FREE Tanning
24-hour Gym Quiet NWArea
Move-in Specials 372-0400
HISTORIC DUCKPOND NEIGHBORHOOD
Charminrg studio. Privacy over d.-i~crilc
garage. 1.8 mi from UF. $450+/mo sec i p
Small pets. Avail now. 371-7149 2-15-10-2
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse, close to UF,
Students 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
LARGE 2BR/2BA APT. Close to campus.
Available Feb to Aug. $550/mo. Call 386-
***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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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 condo 2BR/2.5BA, 5 min to UF,
10 min to Shands, cent AC, DW, W/D, cable,
internet, pool, $800/mo 352-472-9778, 305-
299-3485, email@example.com 2-14-5-2
3BR/3 full baths. End unit, W/D, recently
renovated. $795/mo. Call 407-578-2721
2BR 1BA Apts, $500-525/Mo
5 BIks to UFI 840 Sq. Ft.
829 SW 5th Avenue. St. Croix Apts Central H
&Air, Inclds Wtr, Swg, Pst Ctrl, Garbage. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 2-11-4-2
2BR 1BRApts 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
28F .i Ien vr OODiiD' E ILLS
720,0 SW "?1r1 -.enue i,2',;-'o
Pool, Clubhouse etc. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 2-11-4-2
2BR 1BAApt. Terazzo Floors
Window A/C, Nat Gas HT
2 Blks to UF. $510/MO
1508 NW 4th Ave. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 372-1494 2-11-4-2
1BR 1BA 1Blk to UF!
1236 SW 4th Avenue
Carpet, Central H & Air. Laundry
On site $515/Mo Includes Utilities
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
VILLAGE LOFT APT.S
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/1 BA 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/2BA walking distance to FRBrandywine
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 calf 325-538-1310
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Move in today... $150 Deposit
One bedrooms $449
Summer Place Apts
Downtown. Pleasant St, 3BD/1BA house,
central A/C, washer & dryer hookups, dish-
washer. Off st parking. Summer lease ok.
406 NW 3rd Ave AvI Feb 352-219-2033 or
GAINESVILLE'S FINEST LIVING
Luxury 3/3 & 4/4's from only $370/bdrm
includes extended cable, water/sewer, 24 hr
gym, Free Tanning
SPRING'& SUMMER SPECIALS
Call the Landings at 336-3838
1*2*3 BR GINORMOUS
Affordable, Spacious living
Only 1 mile to UF, RTS 13
HUGE BRs, Ceramic tile
Relax & Enjoy *377-7401*
U For Rent
1 block to Shands Private loft condo
1020 sq ft, 1 BR, 1 den, 1.5 BA, tile floor,
W/D, DW, all new appliances. NS, no pets,
pool. 1672 SW 16th St, Somerset Village,
$750/mo 352-324-2759 2-15-3-2
Charming 2BD/1BA log cabin. Stone fire-
place, loft study, cent H/AC, W/D, pvt lot,
wd firs, 10 min to UF. 806-NW 17th Ave 375-
6854 $700/mo NS. 2-17-5-2
2 Bed 1 Bath in old house. Downtown.
Hardwood Floors, high ceilings, pets ar-
ranged, Avail now. $475/mo 1st, last, dep.
Call Greg 214-3291 2-25-11-2
*NW 39th Ave 2/2, patio, loft, new w(
fir, Ig, open, good area $580-61002/2
gate $510-5150SW, fancy 2BR near
kit, sc pch, fenced, $545-5600Share
* II Subleases
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,
Sptn sewer, garbage,, pest control. $450/mo.
, patio, Lease until 7/05. Please call 352-598-5481
UF, Ig '2-16-20-3
Two bedroom/two full bath
Sublease available immediately
Seven month sublease
Call 338-1588/283-3885 add'l info 2-15-15-3
Sublease March thru Aug 2005. 1BR/1BA
in 4BR/4BA @ Lexington Crossing. Female
only. $430/mo, all incl. Enet, W/D, on bus rt,
furn or unfurn. Clean & friendly roommates.
Last mo free. 352-359-2872 2-14-10-3
1 Bdrm in a 2/2.5 new townhouse, $385/mo.
Avail March 1, will work around date if need-
ed. call Jessica 367-4053 2-14-10-3
1 BR 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
$300-4500373-8310 2-18-60-2 2BR/2BA apt sublet. New beige carpet. All
-WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo appliances incl & W/D. Close to UF in quiet
NowtilAug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all neighborhood. $550/mo. Call Rodney 317- Classifieds...
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***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-
OXFORD MANOR 1BR/1BA, walk-in-closet,
private bath in 2BR/2BA furn, all util incl
$512/mo neg. Feb free. Female. Sublease
until 7/05. 904-571-8337
lbr/lbath of 2br/2bath util, cable, ,,iau rnet
incl. Furn or unfurn avail. $535/month in the
Cambridge. Call Aaron @ 352-258-5465 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 2-11-5-3
1 BR/1 BA 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-
,16, 4LkLIGATIQg FRIDAY, FEBWLARY, 11, 2005
a i Subleases
2BR/2.5BA apt for sublease. Only $560/mo,
1050 sq ft, dep pd, pet dep pd. Move in by
April 1st. 1st month's rent will move you in.
For more info call 352-363-0084 2-14-5-3
Limited offer. $200 CASH BACK. Spacious
2BR/2BA in Woodland Villas on SW 20th.
Lease exp Aug 05. Rent $672/mo. Call 284-
1 or both rooms in 2BR downtown apt.
Quiet neighborhood. Close to Shands, UF,
& Library. $350/mo. Pets ok. Call 262-1351
FEB RENT FREE 1BR avail in 3BR/2BA
HOUSE close to campus, UF, Butler Plaza.
$3501mo. Includes everything: inet, cable, WI
D, huge yard. Call 352-682-9204 2-22-10-3
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
$450/mo Feb 27th to July 31st 2BR Walk to
Shands, UF & Shopping. Pvt picnic area &
pool. On UF bus rt. Call 335-2839 2-17-5-3
Help a filmmaker out of Gainesville.
Sublease his room in a house 8 blks from
campus. High spd, DVR, util included.
$300/mo prvt ent. Call Dave 870-7726
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NEXT TO NORMAN HALL
Huge, 2BD/1BA, hdwfls, cent ac, front porch,
great neighbors. Avail Feb 21. Sub thru June,
July or Aug! $695 a month. $900 dep can
work deal. 219-1387 or 219-4755 2-17-5-3
BEST DEAL! REALLY
1BR/1 BA in 3/3 at Colonial Village. $185/mo
+ 1/4 utils. ASAP -AUG. FEB FREE. Call
262-9214 email@example.com 2-16-4-3
CAMPUS LODGE 2-3BRs. Vaulted ceiling.
Fully furn. Everything incl. $505/mo each.
Call 352-514-7773 3-17-20-3
1BR avail 2/12 University Commons furn
4BR apt. $385/mo incl elec. Feb RENT
FREE! We pay all start up fees + give you
$200 CASH upon signing lease! Female
only. Please call 540-785-9404 or email
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
message. Private Owner 4-20-71-4
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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
M/F roommate. Furnished except bedroom.
Private bathroom. On-site gym, pool, and hot
tub. $274/month. Call Katy 813-966-7998
Roommate wanted in a 2BR/2BA apt w/22
yr old female. $320/mo + $150 sec dep +
utils. Call 352-870-7670, 352-377-0295.
Avail now. 2-11-5-4
Female roommate needed. Master BR w/pvt
BA, W/D, hi-speed web, $240/mo + 1/3 utils.
Call 352-331-8446 Iv. mssg. 2-14-5-4
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-
Roommate 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
1 BR open for N/S in luxury house w/2
graduate students. $400/mo + 1/3 util, incl
W/D. Avail 279. 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. 2-23-10-4
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
M/F responsible student to share 3BR/2BA
home in quiet NW area. $300/mo + 1/3
utils. Call 352-303-6128 or 727-458-2737
Beautiful home in trees on quiet street near
UF. Quiet for study. Gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, hi-spd DSL internet, cable TV, W/D,
cent A/C, Ig yard, cats welcome. $350 + 50
utils. 352-271-8711 2-17-5-4
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BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil-
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new,
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372-
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400. Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed'. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119.4-20--
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
Beds*Full mattress & boxspring sets
$49*Qn- sets $89*Single sets $390King
sets $999From estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Glass-top dinette set $50, love seat, $50 (or
$300 w/sofa), desk $25, 46pc stoneware dish
set $40, sewing machine $50. For pics/info:
Full size bed $50, twin bed $40, Ig dorm
fridge $40, color TV $35, Entertainment
center large real-wood $140, port sewing
machine $45, sm desk $35. Call 335-5326
Stuffed armchair 28H x 34W x 28D, $35.
5-drawer dresser $15. 15" monitor $5. 380-
Lazy Boy Beige $80, Desk Wooden Brown
$25, Brown Wooden Nightstand $20, Desk
Chair $5, Twin Bed .Mattress $80, Brown
Wooden Armoire $40, Radio $10 HP 540
Printer $20. Annie 305-775-7011 2-15-3-6
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Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
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RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
S SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 5.18 SE 2nd St.
:' ctric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
'n :es from $460 with lyr warranty
'4 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
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3r ids. All models & directions avail on
2004 MOPED $900
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1 19 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 Must sell.. $3300
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bF kST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*F\nning or not!*
& fEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
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CARS -CARS Buy0SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
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**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
93 Civic EX 2drAT $3595
94 Accord LX 4dr $3995
94 Civic Del Sol 78k miles...................$4295
96 Accord 4drAT $4695
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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
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Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12
SUN CITYAUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
GATORMAX USED CARS
Buy, Sell, Trade.
We Finance. 495-9500
'88 Honda Accord $699
'86 Buick LeSabre $799
'88 Toyota Corolla $899
'90 Acura Legend $999'
'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 2-1.4-5-12
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
2001 Daewoo Leganza SE
Excellent condition, 32K miles, factory
warranty, pwr package, 4 dr. Call Gabby.
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.
** I WILL BUY YOUR...**
Car, Truck, House or Furniture
"FOR FAST CASH"
Call Now! 352-538-1690
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ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that .
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own-time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $200. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-20-71-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in-Accounting;,Aviatidon 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.
S800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
Mortgage lender has sales positions avail
for college students seeking prof work exp.
$8-9/hr + bonus. No exp req'd, flex hrs.
Apply in person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900
SW 34 St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit
) I Help Wanted
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
World's largest pizza delivery company now
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers
All you need is a reliable car & a very positive
attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's loca-
tions in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
Summer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
for Graduate Hall Directors, Staff Resource
Assistants and Judicial Assistant in the
Department of Housing and 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
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 looking for responsible,
enthusiastic people. City geography knowl-
edge, customer svc. exp helpful. For more
info call David 379-3663 2-18-25-14
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
MARY POPPINS: Where are you?'
FT NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
4 jobs avail TODAY: Great $$$ for exp.
Noah's Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 2-25-37-
PT/FT NANNIES NEEDED
Good $ for exp: grad stud. welcomed bkgd
ck: 12 REAL $$ jobs avail NOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
NANNIES MORNING SHIFT
Several positions availabel for
Part Time, good $$$$$ MNOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
M 1 Help Wanted
$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT No
experience necessary. For more info call
Entry level on-board positions available.
Great benefits. Seasonal or year-round. 941-
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
* Co-Ed Camp
* Seven Weeks
* Room and Board Included
GET PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext.
250 or 352-669-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-14
SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for responsible, enthusiastic people.
City geography knowledge, customer service
exp helpful. For more info call David 379-
PART TIME WORK
Great pay, flex scheds, sales/svc
SAll ages 18+, conditions apply
GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
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LEASING AGENT needed for 90-unit apt
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every-other weekend. E-mail resume to
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Gainesville 32607 2-11-10-14
Movie extras, actors, models! make $100-
$300/day. No exp req, FT/PT, all looks
needed! Call 1-800-340-5939 ext 1042 2-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2
& 4 Mon-Fri. Calico Jack's, 3501 SW 2nd Ave
Creekside Mall. 2-21-15-14
LEARN how you can EARN $100K + per
year P/T. Training Provided. 800-631-8230
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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
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 20050 ALLIGATOR, -'
M 1 Help Wanted_
F/T and P/T for hotel. Hourly & bonus.
Weekdays & Weekends. Friendly attitudes
w/good customer svc skills. Apply in person
: 4021 SW40th.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 &
play guitar. Fax resume 352-377-0408 2-
TACO BELL -Now hiring
Looking for bright, energetic workers for all
shifts! Flexible scheduling and good starting
pay. Apply today at 3408 SW Archer Road.
Energetic attitude/Cust Service
Exp. Apply Paradigm Properties
220 N. Main 375-2152 2-14-5-14
Custodial duties/Apt. Maint.
Transportation a must. Apply
220 N. Main 375-2152 DFWP 2-14-5-14
P-T IT Technician familiar w/MS Office 2000
and some HTML coding on Intranet. Assist
NA with minor networking issues. Help Desk
support. Fax Resume 373-1864 2-14-5-14
BUS. & MARKETING INTERNSHIPS
Get professional sales training /coaching
while helping, other students. Incredible new
multimedia grade-improvement system.
Call 352-317-2835 NOW for interview!
Fun work environment! Work around
classes. All majors welcome. Customer
sales/svc. Conditions Apply. CALL 335-
S ill Help Wanted
Youth & Children's Minister
First United Methodist Church seeks full-
time Children and Youth Ministries Director.
Must be able to develop & implement active
Children/Youth ministry programs,.commu-
nicate with motivated middle & senior high
youth, children, parents & volunteers, lead/
conduct Sunday & Wednesday evening ac-
tivities. Salaried position with benefits. (mid-
$30's). Bachelor's degree or two years relat-
ed experience required. Background. check,
driver's license check (min age for insurance
25 yrs.), first aid & CPR certifications (within
2 months of hire). Submit resume with refer-
ences to: FUMC, 419 NE'lst St, Gainesville,
FL 32601 Attn: Jim Williams CYMD Search
FT or PT
Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-
375-0772 ext 122 www.gleim.com 2-14-5-14
Gator Dining Services needs experienced
professionals for weekend and night posi-
tions. Pay based on experience. Fill out an
application at Gator Dining Services busi-
ness office. 2-15-5-4
Part Time IT Tech Needed, 8-12 Hrs. Wk.
Positive Attitude & Dependable
Transportation Required. Complete
our online employment Application @
Motivated, organized woman needed to fill
position of House Director for active UF
sorority. Please call 561-213-1818 to inquire.
Customer service rep rfeeded, M-F, 2-9 pm,
Must be professional, outgoing and personal.
Apply today at University Air Center. 4701
NE 40th Terr, Gainesville, FL 2-15-10-14
Own Car, reliable
Apply in person b/t 2-5
Napolatanos 606 NW 75th St
Gainesville, FL 2-14-4-14
Intern Architect and Project Architect for
Jacksonville firm. Must be proficient in
AutoCadd. Full benefits; competitive salary.
Call Jan Smith or Tom McCrary at (904)724-
2216; email email@example.com 2-22-
ALL LEVEL TUTOR WANTED
Use your time wisely
Good Pay, Flexible Hours!
Sell your knowledge!
02B Kids searching for energetic and
enthusiastic preschool, tap & dance team
teachers with experience for all 02B loca-
tions. FT/PT positions avail, apply at any
02B location. 3-9-15-14
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S eHelp Wanted 1 Help Wanted
Small Travel Company needs PT help.
Several positions available. Sales,
Administrative, & Basic Web Design.
Great Pay, flexible hours, call 352-246-
1447 ask for Chris. 2-16-5-14
Filling 5 openings this week.
Training provided for all aspects.
UP TO $400/WK.
Call John @ 352-379-2710
MONEY FOR COLLEGE The Army is cur-
rently offering sizable bonuses of up to
$20,000! In addition to the cash bonuses,
you may qualify for up to $70,000 for col-
lege through the Montgomery GI Bill & Army
College Fund. Or you could buy back up to
$65,000 of qualifying student loans through
the Army's Loan Repayment Program. To
find out more, call 352-335-5600 2-11-2-14
$$CASH$$ For Spring Break
Turn your closet into cash. Plato's Closet
buys and sells gently used brand name
clothing & accessories. We pay CASH on the
spot! Plato's Closet 3333 SW 34th St. 374-
Department of Housing and
Residence Education Security Staff
is currently hiring for Spring/Summer 2005.
Nighttime Security Assistant positions from
10 pm 6 am with starting pay $6.00 per
hour. You must be registered for classes
with at least 12 credit hours and have a
minimum GPA of 2.0. For information and/or
application, come by the Housing Office
Monday-Friday between the hours of -
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Packing, mailing books for publishing
company. Yard maintenance included.
FT/PT. Must be hard-working, reliable, NS.
Reliable transportation. Drug test required.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.gleim.com 2-16-5-14
Looking for person with experience to help
get us on the GSA schedules and promote
our products to government agencies. Send
resume to email@example.com www.gleim.com
Project Manager for Civil Engineering firm.
Land Development experience preferred.
Competitive Salary/Benefits. Email resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 813-250-
BOOKKEEPER, PT to help in home of-
fice. Accounting or bookkeeping exp req'd.
email@example.com or fax 352-336-2057 2-.
HOUSEKEEPER, PT few hrs/wk.
Nonsmoker. Refs req'd. Good hourly pay.
Art, Art Ed, Graphics, Arch.
Hand-lettering, PT a few hours/wk. Close
to UF. Short Resume. Reply PO Box 286
Gainesville 32602 2-17-5-14
Babysitter w/exp needed to care for 2 chil-
dren (3yr old boy; 1 yr old girl). Days/times
needed: Mons & Weds, total =15 hrs/wk.
Prefer student w/evening classes. Starting
pay: $8/hr. Please call 352-284-7537 if inter-
The Honey Baked Ham Co & Cafe is now
hiring sales associates PT position. Approx
18-24 hrs/wk. Apply in person. 618 NW 60th
St (Behind McDonald's on Newberry Rd) Call
Local A/G church needs WORSHIP
background/contemporary songs. Paid po-
sition. Call Pastor Terry 352-472-5433/352-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2
& 4 Mon Fri, Calico Jack's 3501 SW 2nd
Ave, Creekside Mall' 2-21-15-14
FT toddler teacher wanted 8:30-5:30 M-F:
2-yr old teachers wanted 12:30-6:30 M-F,
2:30-6:30 M-F, 7:30-4:30 M-F. Previous
childcare experience desired. 1049 Museum
Rd Kindercare. 2-24-10-14
Looking for enthusiastic, outgoing and detail-
oriented people for part-time position in busy
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Softball hosts tourney
By WILLIS JACOBSON
After two weeks on the road, the red-
hot. and undefeated Gators (7-0) get their
first chance to play on their home turf this
weekend in the GRU Classic.
Hosting the four-team tournament,
No. 19 UF begins play today with games
against Notre Dame and Coastal Carolina
(3-1) and will face South Florida (2-3) on
Saturday. The round-robin tournament
culminates with the consolation and
championship games on Sunday.
Getting the chance to finally play at
home is something Coach Karen Johns
says the team is very excited about.
"They're looking forward to using
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own beds and eating their own food,"
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good groove the last two weekends, but
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"We have to discipline ourselves now
that we're at home, and it'll be a good
learning weekend for us."
Friday's opening game couldn't come
any sooner for UF's freshmen. After
weeks of practicing on it, they will finally
get the chance to experience a game on
their home field. .
"I'm very excited because we're going
to have a very big home crowd and this
is our place, our home," freshman Savana
After playing in multi-team tourna-
ments the last two weekends, Johns says
the experience will benefit the Gators in
the long run.
"These preseason tournaments are
the only warm-ups we
have for events like
and the College World
Series, so in order to
maintain that energy
level and stay above
the other team emo-
Johns tionally, physically and
mentally, you have to
do it every day, Sunday included," Johns
said. "So this is a good routine for us."
The Gators jumped to No. 19 in the
ESPN.com/USA Softball poll earlier this
week after starting the season unranked.
South Florida dropped out of the afore-
mentioned poll, but is ranked No. 21
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although the Irish are receiving votes.
All games will be played at the Florida
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Seniors take last plunge
By BRIAN STEELE
One last curtain call.
That is all two of the three competing
UF divers have this weekend. Entering
this weekend's Southeastern Conference
championships, seniors Nicole Bolt and
All-American Zach Wilcox are preparing for
what should be their last career home meet.
Starting today at noon, the diving portion of
the SEC championships will begin and run
throughout the weekend. Bolt and Wilcox
will be joined by sophomore Vitor Assuncao
as they hit the platforms.
While the divers would love to leave the
O'Connell Center with difficult dives, they
look forward to strong performances.
"This is the moment -we've been train-
ing for," Bolt said. "It's just fine-tuning
and focusing now. Consistency is the most
important thing. Land on your head, and
you'll be ok."
Even though the ending of a college ca-
reer can be an emotional ride, Bolt knows
that UF must remain mentally stable.
"We can't get caught up in the whole
thing," Bolt said. "You have to be relaxed
and stay in control. Be confident in what
you do, and still have fun."
Although the mental attitude may be
an important factor, Wilcox knows that the
Gators have to score points.
"We're starting off the meet, and if we
start out well, we motivate the rest of the
swimmers," Wilcox said. "We've been doing
this a long time."
In anticipation of the upcoming confer-
ence championship, diving coach Dornnie
Craine decided to push the meet's schehdle
up, at least in the mind of the divers.
"We're practicing like we are in a meet
everyday," said Craine. "We're working
more on individual meets now. It gives [the
divers] more confidence-when you're doing
the same routine all the time."
"This is the moment we've been
training for. It's just fine-tuning
and focusing now. Consistency is
the most important thing. Land
on your head, and you'll be ok."
One of the biggest potential advantages
for UF this weekend is the experience factor.
However, that may not b6 the only factor
that could make a difference.
"We'd like to think that we have home-
pool advantage," Craine said. "Hopefully
that'll be to our advantage."
Wilcox agrees and is hoping that with the
help of the crowd, the Gators will be able
to dethrone defending national champion
"Home-pool advantage can't hurt,"
Wilcox said. "I'm real excited to finish out
here. One of the great marks [on the pro-
gram] would be to beat Auburn."
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Better loss 'not a badge of honor,' Donovan says
*THE UF COACH ADMITTED
IT WAS A MORAL VICTORY.
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
For Coach Billy Donovan, some-
where amid all the talk concerning
the Gators' newfound physicality in
their loss at No. 5 Kentucky, some
perspective was lost.
While admitting that he too gave
his team some kudos for its visibly
improved toughness compared to
last season's debacle at Rupp Arena,
Donovan wanted to give all con-
cerned a few reminders: the Gators
were still out-rebounded. The
Gators still committed errant turn-
overs to lose an 11-point lead. And
the Gators (14-6, 6-3 Southeastern
Conference) lost to the Wildcats for
the eighth consecutive time.
"I'm not wearing it as a badge
of honor that our team has gotten
better since a year ago," Donovan
said in humility. "To an extent, we
did what we were supposed to do. It
was a moral victory, so to speak. I'm
not about that."
What is Donovan about? Getting
UF to learn from the mistakes of its
four years of Lexington blues.
Facing a season-ending stretch
with four of seven games on the
road, Donovan wants his team to
address those miscues, beginning
with a rematch at Tennessee.
"While we'd like David to
step up and get 15, 20
points, we.know they're go-
ing to come after him."
UF basketball coach
Despite suffering a 42-30 re-
bounding deficit to the Gators, the
Volunteers (11-12, 4-6 SEC) capital-
ized on turnovers to hand the Gators
their first league loss on Jan. 19.
Utilizing an 18-6 points-off-
turnovers advantage and a 6 for 10
three-point .shooting performance
from freshman guard Chris Lofton,
Tennessee defeated UF, 83-76, in
overtime at the O'Connell Center.
Against Kentucky, turnovers
once again sabotaged the Gators as
they afforded the Wildcats a 14-0
advantage off eight in the second
SEE MEN'S, PAGE 24
Enter Gators baseball
By TIM CASEY
Gainesville is 1,325 miles .from
Omaha, the site of the College World
Series. It takes 21 hours to drive there
But for the UF baseball team, that
kind of distance pales in comparison
to the four months the Gators must
endure before they can earn a bid to
play for the national championship.
The 2005 Gators will take the
first step on their journey to Omaha
tonight when they host Charleston
Soiemrn (1-3) at 6:30. Four seniors
lc"a the way for the Gators, including
outfielder Jeff Corsaletti.
"Being my senior year, I'm going
to try and have as much fun as I can,"
Corsaletti said. "You play to win the
game, and that's what we're going to
try to do this year. I haven't got a ring
yet here for SEC, or for anything
- so that's definitely the No. 1 goal
in my mind."
What about Omaha?
"Definitely getting to Omaha is
another one," Corsaletti said. "When I
came in here, I had a lot of high expec-
tations, and I still do. This is the last
year ... to fulfill them."
Tommy Boss gets the ball to start the
season. He will face left-hander Brad
Bissell (0-1, 2.00 ERA). On Saturday,
UF junior transfer Alan Home will
Bobby Parnell (1-
1, 360 ERA) in a
2 p.m. day game.
The series will con-
clude with a 1 p.m.
game on Sunday
that pits junior
corsaletti right-hander Bryan
Ball for the Gators.against Charleston
Southern senior righty Ian Holmen (0-
1, 22.50 ERA).
The Buccaneers began their season
on Jan.' 28, then lost three games to
Florida State. They defeated Claflin in
their home opener last Friday, earning
coach Jason Murray his first career
victory. Murray was a UF volunteer
assistant coach in 2002.
Two senior Buccaneers will make
SEE BASE, PAGE 24
UF pitcher Tommy Boss will anchor the Gators' 2005 pitching rotation and will start tonight against
Charleston Southern. Alan Home and Bryan Ball will start Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Strong mentality will set baseball apart from other UF sports
The ticker on Major League Baseball's
official Web site counting down when
pitchers and catchers report for spring
training reads a little more than four days re-
maining. Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick.
Spring training is just one of the numerous
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Shaf At Home albeit for one day.
email@example.com However, while the
big boys have to wait until the first
week in April to get it on for real, the UF base-
ball team gets its green light tonight.
The Gators' source of bitterness through-
out this off-season has undoubtedly been the
Miami Hurricanes much as it has been dur-
ing the previous three off-seasons for UF.
And while departed stars such as Justin
Hoyman and Ben Harrison -will never have
the opportunity to avenge those heartbreak-
ing, season-ending losses, the UF team that
takes the field tonight will.
Opinions on this team vary widely head-
ing into the season opener. The Southeastern
Conference coaches voted that the Gators
would finish third in the SEC East. However,
UF received two first-place votes one more
than second-place Georgia.
The most obvious storyline entering 2005
is whether Coach Pat McMahon has equipped
his team to deal with the loss of last year's
core Hoyman, Harrison, C.J. Smith and
And judging by the way he continually
infused youth into last season's veteran club,
it's a pretty safe bet to think that while those
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breakdown, of UF's game
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log on to alligator.org/sports.
* Illinois hired former UF quarter-
backs coach Ed Zaunbrecher as
its eighth assistant coach under
former Gators head coach Ron
"There'll probably be five or six
people In my family cooking desserts
for the team. My favorite Is blackberry
cobbler. I'm going to be eating a lot."
UF guard, on his family cooking for the
* 1998: UF guard Jason Williams drains 8
three-pointers against Auburn, tied for the
second most in a game in Gators history.
UF won the game 81-64.
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Gators to face another familiar foe
IUF WILL FACE AUBURN, WHO
NARROWLY WON LAST YEAR.
By DAN TREAT
From the outside looking in, every-
thing looks rosy for the UF gymnastics
team. The Gators are riding a three-meet
winning streak over three top-10.opponents,
including Southeastern Conference rivals
Georgia and Alabama, and are ranked No.
6 in the country.
Despite those positive notes, the Gators
are not satisfied with their performances.
"I think we're OK, but we're nowhere
near our potential," senior Orley Szmuch
said. "We're counting falls and making little
mistakes that are just unnecessary. We're do-
ing well. We've beat some really good teams,
but it's just nowhere near our potential."
In an attempt to rectify, these prob-
ln-i thegvinana-.s held a.team meeting
Wl\dnesda) to ry and fix the miscues.
"We said in the meeting that it's not OK,
there are no excuses," Szmuch said. "There
are reasons that we're making these mis-
takes, but it's not OK anymore, and we need
to change it."
The competition won't be slowing down.
either, as the Gators will meet at least one
ranked opponent in their next five meets.
Their run of six consecutive SEC dual
meets continues tonight when they host No.
15 Auburn, who narr-oi.1l, defeated LT in
their di i 1 n-I 1t Ie t etseal--
"I've said.- i mianu timne:. over and over,
that I honestly e-el the 'SEC is the mo-t dif-
ficult conference in the country," Coach
Rhonda Faehn said. "It's just getting more
competitive every year, which is exciting
because it makes us a better team and pro-
While Szmuch made her all-around
return last week, the road back for fellow
senior Erinn Dooley is going to be much
longer. Faehn is holding her out of competi-
tion this week.
The gauntlet has been thrown down for
the Gators to step up their performances,
"We know that we beat Georgia, but
we're kind of losing to ourselves," Szmuch
Nick West / Alligator Staff
UF gymnast Orley Szmuch and the Gators boast an impressive record, but Coach
Rhonda Faehn is keeping them grounded. UF hosts No. 15 Auburn tonight.
said. "We only beat them by a small margin, "We're happy we got the win, but it was
and they made a lot of mistakes, but so did kind of an ugly win, and it wasn't something
we. we were excited about."
By NATASHA WEINSTEIN
After a two-win weekend that
earned the UF men's tennis team state
bragging rights, the No. 3 Gators (4-"
0) will travel to No.. 5 Illinois to face
their toughest opponent yet.
Not only is Illinois 4-0, but the
match against the Fighting Illini will
be the first the Gators play indoors.
"We gained more confidence dur-
ing the FSU match," Coach Andy
"Illinois is going
:.' to be a big chal-
lenge, but at the
same time, we
; have a reasonable
chance to beat
Jackson The Illini sport
a 36-match win-
ning streak and have won their last
three matches against the Gators.
Jackson noted that the season's
schedule was created in a way to
constantly prepare the Gators for
their next opponent.
After battling Illinois, the Gators
will compete in the USTA/ITA
Men's National Team Indoor
Championships on Thursday. The
Illini, hosting that event, are the two-
time defending champions.
"I feel the Illinois match is the cor-
rect way to prepare for the Indoor,S
"Traditionally, the team plays
better outdoors where their physical
strengths can show."
He added the ability to play
strong in hot and humid weather
won't favor the Gators in their in-
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