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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 99


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2005


January deaths



up across state


By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Alligator Writer
mwinslow@alligator.org

Gainesville is not the only
place in Florida with higher
than average traffic-related
deaths this year the fatal-
ity rate has risen by 40 percent
statewide for the
Public first month of the
Safety year compared to
2004, according to
a Florida Highway
Patrol report.
Last year, 198 people per-
ished on Florida's roadways
throughout the month of
January. According to the re-
port, published Friday, this
year's total rose to 278.
"Curbing the rise of traf-
fic-related fatalities occurring
in our state is on the top of
our agenda," FHP Director
Christopher A. Knight said in a
press release.
Aggressive driving, includ-


ing speeding, illegal lane-'
changing and tailgating, has
also contributed to the elevated
number of fatalities so far this
year, the report stated.
"Motorists must learn to
take driving seriously," Holmes
Beach Police Chief Jay Romine
said in the release. "This is not
about writing tickets; it's about
changing driver behavior."
However, the rate increase
does not overly concern local
officials.
"This is nothing new, but it
is consistent with the 52 traf-
fic deaths we had last year,"
Alachua County Sheriff's Office
spokesman Jim Troiano said.
Locally, ASO is doing its part
by initiating media campaigns
against aggressive driving and
informing the public about traf-
fic safety, Troiano said.
"Still, people must pay at-
tention and drive responsibly,"
SEE TRAFFIC, PAGE 19


Bluegrass boogie
As bluegrass enthusiasts crowd the stage within the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom, Del McCoury
(right) and his son, Ronnie McCoury, belt out a tune Friday evening.


STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Parties remove potentially problematic posters


By EMILY YEHLE
Alligator Writer
eyehle@alligator.org

Electioneers removed several po-
litical posters that likely violated Student
Government campaign advertising rules
-from campus Friday..
The Impact Party decided to tear down
its posters and temporarily stop distribut-
ing fliers to make sure it followed campaign
rules, said Andre Samuels, an Impact Party
member who helped post the questionable
posters.
SG statutes indicate such materials may
only be displayed after approval by the su-
pervisor of elections, and all advertisements
must include the phrase "paid political ad-
vertisement" and the campaign treasurer's


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name.
Only the Progress Party has received ap-
proval for any campaigning materials, the
supervisor of elections said. Impact's posters
and fliers followed none of the statutory re-.
S strictions, and neither did
fliers distributed by the
Gator Party at its informa-
tional meeting.
4' Supervisor of Elections
SAli Blye said both Impact
and the Gator Party vio-
lated election codes.
Samuels However, Blye later said
only materials displayed
or passed out on campus
would violate the rules, and she would have
to look at the Gator Party fliers to determine
whether rules were broken.


"I called every party and warned them of
this problem," she said. "For the first time,
I'm giving the Gator Party and Impact just
a warning."
However, none of Impact's campaign
staff or managing team was contacted, said
Impact spokeswoman Jessica Goodwin. The
Gator Party wasn't called either, although
Blye might have sent an e-mail to someone
who has not yet checked for it, party spokes-
man Sundeep Rawal said.
Instead, Impact removed the fliers on its
own. Samuels said the fliers were originally
posted because members didn't know that
the official election cycle had begun.
"Everyone was a little bit confused about
when actual campaigning began," he said.
SG statutes state the cycle begins four
weeks before the election, which will be March


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15 and'16. But since Spring Break isn't counted
in those four weeks, campaigning actually
began Feb. 8, five weeks before the election.
Rawal said he also wasn't aware that the elec-
tion cycle had already begun. And Christian
Duque, chairman of the Voice Party, said-he
understood the error and also was confused
by the codes.
But Student Sen. MacKenzie Moritz, presi-
'dential candidate for the Progress Party, said
many Impact members have been in SG long
enough to know the rules.
"For some of the smaller parties in this
election, it would be understandable," he said,
adding that "they definitely knew they were
hiding information."
Blye said Web sites paid for by the parties
have to be approved by her office, despite the
vagueness of the campaign materials clause.


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A tree limb fell on a power
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on Saturday evening, cutting
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1,800 area residents, Gainesville
Regional Utilities' Director of
Communication Kathy Viehe
said.
Power went out at 4:36 p.m.
for neighborhoods surround-
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North Fifth Avenue, Viehe said.
The outage also affected traffic
signals along University Avenue.
Gainesville Police officers were
called out to direct traffic.
The outage most likely was
created by a blown fuse due to
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 3

VALENTINE'S DAY

Identity of real St. Valentine remains up for debate


By JEFF SIRMONS
Alligator Writer
jsirmons@alligator.org

"Birds do it, bees do it, educat-
ed fleas do it, lets do it, lets fall in
love," sang the Rev. Tim Lozier of
the St. Augustine Church, quot-
ing a song.
Lozier was referring to his ac-
count of the history of love notes,
which he said stems from the
start of birds' mating season.
Love notes originated in the
Middle Ages when literate lov-
ers, provoked by bird songs
and the passing of a certain St.
Valentine, sent letters of love to
one another, Lozier said.
But while Lozi'er knew
where love notes, originated, he
could not determine which St.
Valentine the so-named holiday
commemorates.
"Two Valentines were behead-
ed on February 14, one in Rome,
of course, and one also in Terni,
60 miles up the Flaminian Way,"
Lozier said.
Two St. Valentines are listed
in official documents, but Lozier
speculates there could really be
just one.
"It's not guaranteed that there
are two St. Valentines," he said.
"History has a way of playing


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Michael Dan Tampas, acoustic guitarist of Other Voices, plays at a Valentine
Sunday afternoon in the Downtown Community Plaza.


telephone stories circulate
through many people and hun-
dreds of years, the details get
changed and now there are. two


of them."
Both saints, according to his-
torical documents, were martyred
"for being Christian," but since,


day love and peace rally


Lozier said, the St. Valentine of
Terni was beheaded in Rome, he
could see how the facts could get
mangled over time.


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Nine vie for Commission seats


By IVETTE MENDEZ
Alligator Writer
imendez@alligator.org

Qualification for potential candidates looking to
run in the upcoming Gainesville City Commission
election ended Friday with nine candidates set to
duke it out for three seats on March 29.
Up for grabs will be the at-large seat, a new
position created in 2003 with a two-year term, and
District 2 and 3 seats, which mandate three-year
terms.
For the at-large seat, three others are set to con-
test incumbent Richard Bryant. Bryant was elected
in 2003 and serves on the commission's Recreation
and Culture and Regional Utilities committees.
During his term, he had a hand in legislation that
expanded the technologies used by Gainesville
Police and supported expansion of Gainesville's
code-enforcement office to hold local landlords
more accountable for their properties.
Opposing Bryant are Robert Brinkman, who ran
previously in 2003. He is a carpenter and environ-
mental activist. As part of the Gainesville Energy
Advisory Committee and the Alachua County
Environmental Protection Advisory Committee,
Brinkman is conscious of keeping Gainesville's air
quality safe in light of Gainesville Regional Utilities'
proposal for a new coal-fired power plant.
Diyonne McGraw, Department of Children
and Families licensed support coordinator, is also
hoping to win the seat. McGraw has taken part in
several campaigns to elect city and county com-
missioners, including Gainesville's current mayor,
Pegeen Hanrahan.
The last candidate for the at-large seat is local


artist and attorney Gabe Kaimowitz, who wants
voters to know him only by his first name. He
is passionate about the fight for civil rights in
Gainesville.
The District 2 seat, which represents-most of
north and northwest Gainesville, is held now by
Ed Braddy. Braddy is the chair of the Public Safety
Committee whose involvement in the commission
has focused mainly on the organization and devel-
opment of Gainesville's infrastructure.
The only candidate opposing Braddy is Grant
Thrall, a geography professor at UF Thrall also
performs retail demographic consulting and is
helping Gainesville decide the best approach to
situating the proposed Wal-Mart
Elections Supercenter.
2005 The final seat being voted on in
March's election is the District 3
seat,. the representative for which
would speak for most of Gainesville west and
southwest of the UF campus. Incumbent Tony
Domenech is chair of the Recreation and Cultural
Affairs Committee and a member of the Public
Safety Committee.
Running again this year as an advocate of
greater student involvement in local government is
former mayoral candidate Mike Belle.
Belle, a part-time UF student, dropped out of last
year's race two weeks before the election, citing a
lack of qualification. Belle now serves as a director
in the city's Office of Community Service.
The Rev. Jack Donovan, chaplain for the Hospice
of North Central Florida, is the final candidate run-
ning for the District 3 seat.
Elections will take place at the Supervisor of
Elections Office March 29.


Elections office may


soon get more room


* NO PLANS HAVE BEEN
FINALIZED YET.

By IVETTE MENDEZ
Alligator Writer
imendez@alligator.org

Problems caused by
overcrowding during the
November election has led lo-
cal elections officials to begin
searching for a new home base.
Supervisor of Elections
Pam Carpenter said the space
constraints also affected the
proper operation of offices that
reside in the county adminis-
tration building alongside the
Supervisor of Elections Office.
"We've been here for 12
years," she said. "It's just a mat-
ter of needing more space."
The elections office is lo-
cated on the ground floor of the
county administration building
in downtown Gainesville.
Voters looking to cast their
ballots early during the 2004
election were frustrated by the
lengthy wait times they were
looking to avoid.
Though Carpenter said
she's excited about the enthu-
siasm demonstrated for early
voting by Gainesville residents,
she hopes to have a larger
space to accommodate them
for the 2006 election.
"When we have the early
voting here at the county


administration building, we
overwhelm the building,"
Carpenter said.
However, voters in the up-
coming March city election will
not be affected by the change,
Clerk of the Circuit Court J.K.
"Buddy" Irby said.
"We won't get to it before
city elections," Irby said.
The switch may occur later
in the year, Irby said.
The proposal is still in its
early stages,
and no new
space has
been de-
cided on for
the reloca-
tion of the
office. Most
Carpenter likely, it will
be a ware-
house large enough to house
all paperwork as well as ac-
commodate an influx of voters,
Carpenter said.
Instead of maintaining vari-
ous locations that the elections
office uses to conduct its busi-
ness, such as voter registration
and early voting, Carpenter
said she hopes to consolidate
services into a single building.
In a letter to Alachua County
Manager Randall Reid, Irby
said one of the offices now be-
ing used by the elections office
is needed by Alachua County
Fire Rescue, a switch he would
be "happy to make."


- --- -


St.. Valentine, or at least the
one for which Valentine's Day
was named, was incarcerated and
later beheaded for secretly mar-
rying couples during the reign of
Roman Emperor Claudius II, ac-
cording to the History Channel's
Web site. Claudius banned mar-
riage to increase military enlist-
ment.
Lozier kissed.on the health of
another Valentine's Day staple -
the swapping of young couples'
saliva.
"I assume that anything that
evokes you to feel loved and
welcome should be at least mar-
ginally healthy at least enough
to offset the germs you're swap-
ping," he joked.
But while kissing doesn't
have a controversial history, it
may actually be considered very
healthy, and even something that
may be an art.
Cherie Byrd runs a popular
kissing school in Seattle, Wash.,
for lovers not skilled in locking
lips, according to the Associated
Press.
Byrd said kissing is a much
better gift than flowers or choco-
late, and that it's also healthy.
"It probably gives a good'
cardio workout and raises your
heartbeat," Lozier said.








4, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14,2005


Student Government budget heads for Senate approval


By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Alligator Writer
Itaulbee@alligator.org

After three days of number-
crunching and meeting with
student groups, Student Senate's
Budget Committee will dole out
a total of $1,259,600 pending
two votes of approval from the
Student Senate to UF's student
organizations for the 2005 06
academic year.
There were few surprises by
the end of the weekend's hear-
ings Sunday afternoon, when the
budget tentatively was finalized.
The committee had consid-
ered budget requests from 75
organizations,
rStudent including some
Iv r!tve e;-10 which oversee
other groups.
Also taken into account were
budgets for the Graduate Student
Council, music ensembles and
the Board of College Councils,
which supervises about 300
groups within UF's 16 colleges.
Though groups are allowed
a maximum 5 percent increase
from their previous year's bud-
gets, they may submit supple-
mental requests for any funds
left over once the initial budgets
are settled.
In the preliminary budget,
some groups, including the
Bhakti Yoga Club and Baha'i
Association did receive more
than the allowed increase.
An increase in student orga-
nizations has led to a increase in
Activity & Service fees. The addi-


tional A&S money allows for the
increase in funding.
"It's actually a larger number
than usual. That's why we were
able to fund (almost) everyone,"
committee member Lauren
Mierley said.
Funding for these groups
comes from A&S fees, included
in every student's tuition. During
the 2004 05 academic year, stu-
dents pay $8.26 per credit hour as
part of the A&S Fee.
In December, the Board of
Governors, the university's high-
est governing body, approved a
38-cent increase, meaning stu-
dents will pay $8.64 in the Fall.
Recurso, a non-profit organiza-
tion that attempts to raise aware-
ness of.under-privileged children
in the world, was the only group
that did not receive funding for
one of its supplemental requests.
Of Recurso's two requests, a
concert by O.A.R. costing $43,280
was rejected.
Recurso has been working
since September to bring the
band, President Denise Bird said.
Vice President Emily Friend
added, "We're just going to try a
different route."
Friend said they may also
try to find another band if the
O.A.R .show remains unfunded.
Bird and Friend said the budget
committee had been helpful and
was fair in its decision-making
process.
Friend noted, however, that-
Recurso's budget request was
"minimal."


Sundeep Rawal, Lola Bovell, Susan Henriques and John Pughe tackle Student Government organiza-
tions' budget issues Sunday evening within the Reitz Union.


"We don't have any excess of
funds by any stretch of the imagi-
nation," she said.
Two groups the Fellowship
of Christian Athletes and the
Hindu Student Association
- submitted supplemental re-
quests deemed too vague by the
committee. These groups can
request money later in the year
when more specific information
is available.
A few groups' budgets were
cut dramatically from last year,


including those of Horizons,
the Hispanic Association of Bi-
Lingual Assistance and the Navy
Marine Student Association. .
Jessica Graham, ,president of
the student service organization
Horizons, expressed disappoin-
ment that their proposed budget
of $6,401 was cut to $1,582, say-
ing she felt the cut was unfair.
"They just went in and cut out
a whole week we do every year,"
she said.
"The University of Florida ap-


preciates these service organiza-
tions, and I don't think students
would want a representative of
UF to not want these service orga-
nizations to flourish on campus."
In past years, Horizons had
not spent much of the money
allocated .them, but Graham said
they should not be held account-
able for past leaders' mistakes.
"I do feel like this is an injus-
tice for many organizations that
may face this in the future," she
said.


Senate may tighten restrictions on group travel funds


Students may need partial fundraising


By BRIDGET CAREY
Alligator Writer
bcarey@alligator.org


A new standard is being promoted by the
Student Senate Budget Committee when allo-
cating travel money to the 76 student organi-
zations that try to get their hands into the $11
million tuition-funded Student Government


Fun with SG budgets
Here's how new allocations
for student activities stack
up with last year's numbers.


moneybag.
Throughout nearly 57 hours of budget
-meetings held over the past two weekends,
the committee has told traveling student
organizations to fund-raise a portion of the
costs. In past years, no such fund-raising was
required to request Activity & Service Fee
funding. It affected about 40 organizations
that regularly travel, but it was members of


2004-05 academics budget $627,322
New budget $51,250 larger


Just academics* $678,572


Just organizations* $580,198


2004-05 organizations budget $501,296
New budget $78,902 larger


2004-05 total budget $1,128,618
New budget $130,982 larger


*Affects the Board of College Councils, the -
Graduate Student Council, and music ensembles
**Affects hundreds of student organizations and
their umbrella organizations


Mike Gimignani / Alligator Staff


the University Gospel Choir who said they
felt that the new standard could not fairly be
applied to them.
Jessica Anderson, one of the choir's
representatives at a Friday budget hearing,
said she found it "very discouraging" that
student senators did not initially give the
choir the funding they need for traveling to
.performances, which also serve as a recruit-
ing tool for UF.
But at the final hearings on Sunday, the
choir did get the money its members said
they needed for travel but had to formulate
plans for an additional tripto please the com-
mittee, which demanded a reason to hand
over additional funds.
The choir does require $50 from each
member for every trip, but the committee
said the group needed to dish out a larger
percentage before the committee could fund
,o the singers' largest out-of-state trip.
As a compromise, the choir came back to
the committee on Sunday with more detailed
plans and presented a new trip in order
to hang on to the funding that the Student
Senate typically hands it without additional
fund-raising by the group.
Anderson, a former student senator, also
said no other organization sends more than
50 members on a trip and recruits UF poten-
tials like the choir, which makes them incom-
parable to other student groups.
But choir members were not the-only ones
who had problems with the additional fund-


raising requests.
During the Friday meeting, budget com-
mittee members Sen. Crystal Caesar and Sen.
Sundeep Rawal walked out of the budget
meeting to privately settle what was an emo-
tional disagreement. After a few minutes,
budget chairman Sen. John Pughe stepped
outside as well, and the meeting did not con-
tinue until more than 20 minutes later.
What was supposed to be a 20-minute
meeting with the choir turned into a policy
debate among committee members spanning
more than an hour and a half.
On Friday, Anderson said the debate was
politically motivated by Rawal, who is cam-
paign spokesman for the Gator Party. Rawal
said the new fund-raising policy was nothing
personal against the choir and that he just-
Swanted to be fair to all groups that travel and
require the same fund-raising standard from
each.
Organizations met twice with the budget
committee once last weekend and again on
Friday and Saturday. Some groups, such as
the choir, attended an optional third and final
hearing on Sunday afternoon to ensure the
allocation proposals went smoothly.
The budget is subject to changes, but the
committee agreed to give the choir $42,835
for the 2005 06 academic year. The choir
was allocated $40,795 this year.
The final budget must now be approved
twice by the Student Senate, which meets on
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Reitz Union Room
282.


2005-06 total student organization budget: $1,259,600







MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 5


Pick helps


right, hurts


Democrats
H toward Dean.
.You may remember him as
a 2004 Democratic presidential
candidate. It is more likely, however,
that you remember him for the WWE-
wrestler-like scream he let out during a
campaign speech, demonstrating that
he was not quite presidential material.
Nonetheless, Democrats selected this
wild-eyed man who once pledged to
parade on every State in the U.S. in
order to put the Democrats back in the
White House as the new chairman of
the Democratic National Committee.
And this Republican couldn't be
happier.
SSince their loss in the November
election, Democrats have made the
phrase "We need to reorganize and
make our message more clear" their
mantra. I actually hear people chant-
ing it in the street. They claim the party
needs a more moderate approach to
broaden its appeal in the South and
in mountain states. Yet, they chose
Howard Dean, a man who has proven
that he flies off the handle at times, to
head this ef-
fort. They
chose a
man who is
S grouped with
a minority of
U.S. citizens
Lauren Flanagan a minor-
Editorial Notebook ity even of
letters@alligator.org Democrats
that is ex-
tremely liberal
on most.every issue under the sun.
Admittedly, Dean's antics are enter-
taining, and it could be argued that his
outbursts are admirable because they
demonstrate his fervor for his party.
It also could be argued that Dean's
Internet fundraising is unprecedented
in the party, and his ability to mobilize
voters for his campaign proves he
will be an asset in the next election.
Finally, there is the claim that of all the
candidates up for the job, Dean was
simply the lesser of the evils. Of the
other choices, Dean by far has the most
charisma since the others were about
as interesting as calculus. The outgoing
chairman, Terry McAuliffe, lacked the
ability to hold an audience's attention,
so maybe the party thought it was time
try a new technique: Get the people's
attention'by acting like a fool.
I cannot say that in the last election
Dean did not make important contribu-
tions to his party. However, that does
not make him qualified to represent his
party either. Let him use the Internet to
raise money for the party, and let him
continue to mobilize the voters in the
way that he did in the last election. Do
not put him in the spotlight. Do not
make him the icon for your party.
At least, that is what I would say if I
were on the left side.
As far as I and the Republican
Party are concerned, Dean is the best
choice for DNC chair. The longer the
Democratic Party remains clueless as
to the way to win elections and to what
the American public wants the better,
and their choice for DNC chair proves
that I have nothing to worry about.
Lauren Flanagan is an English
sophomore and Alligator editorial board
Member.


Viewpoints


ALLIGATOR
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Dean a good choice to shake up Democrats


t's Valentine's Day, and I'm sending
some love to Howard Dean. As the new
Democratic National Committee chairman,
he's going to need it.
His appointment makes some fellow
Democrats uneasy. Perhaps he was too left-lean-
ing to be president but, with his passion, he's
the right person to reshape the party by stream-
lining its message with a powerful punch. The
Democrats can kiss murky messages goodbye.
After all, Dean is anything but subtle.
There are critics, of course. Dean's opponents
lamely say, "Remember the Dean Scream?" But
what's wrong with some fiery enthusiasm? Get



N Jason Levitt'takes on First Amend-
ment rights in his column.

* Reader Eric Steele responds to a letter
regarding government social-programs.


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Middleton
Editorial Notebook
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a grip, Republicans.
Dean is wary of his
party's mistakes. John
Kerry's slow reaction
to the phony Swift
Boat claims may have
cost him the election.
Luckily, Dean is noto-
riously big-mouthed,
and he won't tiptoe


around his opponents.
The party needs some-
one with tenacity running the show.
He already proved his fund-raising finesse.



Andy Marlette's cartoon explores the
changing meaning of Valentine's Day
-affection.


While Bush relied on big donations from cor-
porate cronies, Dean used the Internet to raise
$50.3 million in $10 and $20 increments.
Dean knows why Democrats lost the
presidency and a handful of Senate seats.
While Kerry's voting record was ambiguous,
Bush's politics while grossly over-simplified
- were crystal clear.
He's shrewdly noted the competition. Karl
Rove masterminded Bush's victory by start-
ing small. Republicans didn't bother reaching
across the aisle. They marshaled gun owners,
SEE NOTEBOOK, PAGE 7

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card, which is on display in The British
Museum, was written in 1415 by the
Duke of Orleans for his French wife.


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6, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14,2005

Editorial


DNC decides

Dean wins position but

doesn't quiet doubters
As of Saturday, the Democratic Party has a new slogan
one intended to reflect its commitment to unifying
the party and establishing it in the eyes of on-the-fence
Americans as more than just "not-Republican." It goes some-
thing like this:
"Yeaargh!"
That's right, Screamin' Howard Dean is the new chair of
the Democratic National Committee. This is well, because
clearly, he was the best choice among the available candidates
to take the helm of the party.
Of course, he essentially was the only candidate after six
other contenders dropped out before Saturday.
But regardless of the path he took to office, it now is up
to Dean to prove his detractors wrong and help provide the
party with the clear vision and agenda it needs to fight the
Republican majority and achieve new success in the next elec-
tions.
To do so, he will have to prove that he can compromise
with the Democratic majority on the goals that will define the
party's agenda. Dean is seen by many as a Volvo-driving, tofu-
eating Northern liberal, and this perception is backed by his
fierce defense of far-left positions,
He also must inspire faith in his ability to step away from
the flamboyant and often uncontrolled speeches that char-
acterized his bid for the presidential nomination which
remains to be seen. Members of his own party are worried
that he will scare off moderates with his actions, and many
Republicans see his appointment as a victory.
Summing up the feelings of these Republicans, former
House Majority Leader Newt Gingrich said of Dean to Fox
News, "I think if (Democrats) have a true death wish, he'd be
the perfect guy to go with."
In a speech Saturday, Dean rightly emphasized the
Democratic Party's need to establish a firm set of goals to
combat those of the Republican Party while warning the party
"cannot win if all we are is against the current president."
In some aspects, however, the party must continue to be
the anti-Republican voice if it wants to succeed. Bush's Social
Security plan, for instance, is a big, slow-moving balloon of
controversy that Democrats easily can puncture if they present
a concerted attack against it.
The party must also formulate an approach to foreign
policy that will meet voters' expectations in being different
from the Republicans' policy while also satisfying voters who
are worried Democrats will be too soft on defense.
Whether or not Dean can accomplish these goals remains to
be seen. Criticisms of his ability to perform this office are valid,
based on the simple fact that he appears unstable and exists in
an outer fringe of the party ideologically.
Dean does, however, bring some strengths to the office. His
trademark is the small-scale and Internet-based fundraising
efforts that helped him to raise $40 million during his bid for
presidential nomination, and he likely will transfer this talent
for gathering grassroots support to the party as a whole. He
evidently has made this a primary goal, as he said the word
"grassroots" four times during his brief speech Saturday.
Dean also appeals to Democrats looking for a more pas-
sionate and compelling leader than outgoing DNC chair Terry
McAuliffe. If anyone can present a dynamic image, it his Dean.
Of course, he'll have to prove that he make that image coincide
with the image of the party.
If he can manage to pull all of that off and lead the
Democrats to victory, against all the odds, then maybe we'll
allow him one more "Yeaargh!"
Just for old times' sake.


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Column

Speech restrictions truly are offensive


ately, a lot of political speech has been offending
me, but the offensive speech is not coming from a
Colorado professor it is coming from a governor,
a house representative, conservative commentators and a
bunch of College Republicans.
In case you haven't heard the latest Rocky Mountain
uproar, here is a quick synopsis: Ward Churchill, a professor
and head-of the ethnic studies department at the University
of Colorado, was scheduled to give a lecture at Hamilton
College in New York earlier this month. That was until a pro-
fessor at Hamilton College did some background research on
Churchill and found his essay "Some People Push Back: On
the Justice of Roosting Chickens."
In the essay, Churchill characterizes America as an evil
empire that commits genocide all over the globe. The terror-
ists involved in the Sept. 11 attacks, he writes, were "soldiers"
giving us a taste of our own medicine.
But the most controversial passage in the essay was in re-
gard to the victims of Sept. 11. He writes, "True enough, they
were civilians of a sort. But innocent? Gimme a break. They
formed a technocratic corps at the very heart of America's
global financial empire the 'mighty engine of profit' to
which the military dimension of U.S. policy has always been
enslaved and they did'so both willingly and knowingly ...
If there was a better, more effective, or in fact any other way
of visiting some penalty befitting their participation upon the
little Eichmanns inhabiting the sterile'sanctuary of the twin
towers, I'd really be interested in hearing about it."
The "little Eichmanns" comment was in reference to
Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi who, according to Churchill in a
later statement, "was not charged with direct killing but
with ensuring the smooth running of the infrastructure that
enabled the Nazi genocide."
Maybe I'm jaded, but I am not shocked and offended by
these words. Personally, I enjoy opinions that stray from the
mainstream. They signal to me a strong and healthy public
sphere.
What I am offended by is the Republican reaction to


S. Churchill's essay.
Colorado Gov. Bill Owens
S overstepped his bounds by calling
for Churchill's termination. If the
govemor disagrees with Churchill's
Jason Levit analysis, he should write an opinion
asn Lpiece for the local paper. By trying to
The Wathtower define what is appropriate political
letters@alligator.org speech, he is looking every bit like
the fascists we are fighting.
Republican State Rep. Steve Nass is trying to define
Churchill's essay as "hate speech," and the Colorado
Legislature passed a resolution that condemned Churchill's
essay as "evil and inflammatory."
And never ones to miss a party, the College Republicans
at the University of Colorado have petitioned to get Churchill
fired from the school. They, most of all, should be ashamed
of themselves.
College students should be brave and brash enough to
tackle all new ideas, however extrerie. Instead, these College
Republicans are wasting their intelligence, talent and creativ-
ity by pushing to suppress ideas. They would rather follow
the party line and make connections with Republican leaders
than think for themselves. For letting their ambition trump
their idealism, these College Republicans should be despised
as much as Churchill, if not more.
Churchill is not publishing-a recipe for a bomb; he.
is publishing his opinions. I have faith, unlike the UC
College Republicans, that the public can judge the merits of
Churchill's argument on its own.
I would take a hundred crazy Churchill-like arguments
over one more College Republican telling me "freedom is on
the march."
Oh yeah? Then let freedom march into your head and lib-
erate you from what is truly offensive unoriginal thought
and rehashed propaganda.
Jason Levitt is a journalism and political science senior. His
column appears on Monday.


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Letters to the Editor
Headline
Editor: The letter from David
Stauber from Thursday's edition
represents sentiments that I have
found to be common among
conservatives. Stauber states that
social programs are not included
within the powers allocated to
the federal government by the
Constitution, while defense is.
I particularly get irritated
when people cite the Constitution,
yet obviously have not read it.
The Preamble, right after pro-
viding for the common defense
(which Stauber alludes to), lists
promoting the general welfare
as a principle reason for the writ-


ing of the Constitution in the
first place. Article 1, Section 10
allows Congress to levy taxes to
promote the general welfare as
well. No matter how cold, callous
or morally bankrupt one might
be, I doubt anyone would say
That having a large percentage of
our population destitute, sick and
uneducated promotes the general
welfare of the United States.
While the. Constitution does
not say that we must create pro-
grams like Social Security or pro-
vide healthcare and education, it
also does not.say anything about
an Air Force yet creating and
funding the Air Force falls under


the necessary and proper clause
because it is a logical extension
of the common defense. The
programs Bush cut are logical ex-
tensions of promoting the general
welfare in the same way-
When did not caring about
others became fashionable? I am
lost as to when empathy became
passe. If conservatives cannot see
the moral. benefits of programs
that make peoples' lives genu-
inely better, then perhaps they
ought to read the Constitution
before they try to use it to justify
their lack of moral conscience.
Eric Steele
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pro-life activists and proponents
of the gay marriage ban. They
peppered rural areas with para-
noia about terrorists. But, most
importantly, they got conserva-
tives to the polls.
Dean vowed to oil the
"Democrat machine early to
invigorate the Southern and
Westerri states that typically are
Republican stomping grounds.
He's got.the grassroots power to
raise the cash and he's pledged to


reiterate the party's core values
without allowing Republicans to
muddle them on Fox News.
Dean's biggest challenge is
inspiring the party's bread and
butter unions, environmen-
talists and blacks to get up
and vote. As Craig Singleton, an
Alligator editorial member, said,
"You have to preach to the choir
to make them sing."
Amen to that.
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Derby Days event races to raise money for charity


By KYLIE CRAIG
Alligator Writer
kcraig@alligator.org

In its annual Derby Days philan-
tropy, Sigma Chi raised more than
$11,000 for the Children's Miracle
Network.
The event, which has been the
national fraternity's philanthropy
for more than 50 years, involved
two days of campus fund-raising
events.
"They have enthusiasm for
this, but they're also doing
it for a reason, not just for
partying."
Laura.Dougherty
mother of Sigma Chi member

Derby Days Chairman Robert
Stuart, 22, said more money is ex-
pected to come in from fraternity
alumni within the next few weeks.
"Ten thousandd dollars) was
the goal and 15 (thousand) was
the more large-picture goal," Stuart
said. "I think 15 is still attainable."
Money was raised from the
weekend's events, as well as from
T-shirt sales and magazine ad
sales.
Beginning Friday, the events in-
cluded penny voting and a campus
hat hunt with members of 12 UF


sororities.
Kappa Delta was recognized for
raising over $1,600 in the penny
voting, more than any of the other
sororities involved.
Saturday, members of Sigma
Chi joined their families and soror-
ity members on Pony Field for relay
races and a line dance. Fraternity
members donned Santa Claus out-
fits, spandex pants and afro wigs as
part of their costumes for the line
dance.
Stuart said six to eight brothers
were paired with each sorority and
taught a choreographed dance to
perform at the Derby Days com-
petition.
Charlye Leonard, 19, a member
of Delta Gamma sorority, said the
hat hunt was her favorite of all the
events, but she really enjoyed Jhe
line dance.
"It's fun to watch the dances and
watch all the guys trying to dance,"
she said.
Stuart added that the sororities
involved took the dance competi-
tion very seriously.
Alpha Delta Pi won the compe-
tition aid the Derby Days trophy,
which stays at-the winning sorority
house for the rest of the year.
Several Sigma Chi family mem-
bers also were on hand to show
support and videotape the events.
Laura Dougherty, mother of
Sigma Chi member D.J. Dougherty,


Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff
Girls of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority collect plastic hats in a game of tag with Sigma Chi fraternity. Cap-
tured hats were exchanged for donations benefiting the Children's Miracle Network.
came from Orlando for the second this, but they're also doing it for a Stuart said the total amount of
year in a row to see the events, reason, not just for partying," she money raised will be determined
"They have enthusiasm for said. within the next few weeks.


Impact party


names ticket

By BRIDGET CAREY
Alligator Writer
bcarey@alligator.org

The Impact Party unveiled its Spring election
executive ticket by helping serve a free midnight
breakfast at the Reitz Union for Friday's Gator
Nights.
Student Government Lobby Coordinator
Robert Mack will run for Student Body vice
president, and Sen. Elda Auxiliaire is running for
treasurer.
"It's more of a grassroots
campaign," Mack said.
Dennis Ngin, Impact presi-
dential candidate, stood with
S-Mack and Au \ili.ire The can-
didates introduced themselves
to students while stamping their
Ngin hands for food. Seven Impact
volunteers stood behind the
counter and served the standard free Gator Nights
breakfast of sausage, grits, eggs and pancakes.
"We don't have to stand up in front of a po-
dium to speak. We rather stand up and listen,"
Ngin said.
Mack has worked with the Gainesville and
Alachua County lawmakers to prevent roam tow-
ing fee increases and continues to work with the
Florida Student Association in the fight against
block tuition proposals, which if approved could
require students to pay for 15 credit hours per se-
mester regardless of how many classes they take.
Auxiliaire was co-communications chair for
Black History Month 2004, and she is the executive
director of this year's Black History Month events.


Islam group discusses religious beliefs


* THE EVENT, INITIALLY BILLED
AS A DISCUSSION BETWEEN
SPEAKERS, WAS HELD FRIDAY.

By SHARON MCCLINTIC
Alligator Contributing Writer

Big Macs could help people
worship, said Nur Zeinomar, vice
president of UF's Islam on Campus,
at a panel discussion Friday night.
A hamburger could give someone
the strength to better represent his
or her beliefs, she said, using this as
an example of finding worship in all
aspects of life.
"The purpose of life, which is wor-
ship, is everything," Zeinomar said.
"Everything" can also include at-


tending class, she said. Going to UF
can help her educate others about her
beliefs, she said; and by working to
better herself, she is worshipping.

"Covering our beauty, to keep
it for those who deserve it, is a
form of modesty."
Nur Zeinomar
UF's Islam on Campus vice president

What was supposed to be a dia-
logue between two speakers became
a presentation and discussion among
Islam on Campus members and the
audience on misconceptions and
information about Islam when the
speakers backed out.
Zeini6iiar discussed topics ranging


from the purpose of life to the reason
few people have seen her hair.
The scarf many Muslim women
wear, called a hijab, is.not a require-
ment of Islam, Zeinomar said.
"Covering our beauty, to keep it
for those who deserve it, is a form of
modesty," Zeinomar said. Instead, she
said choosing to wear the scarf is part
of her jihad.
Jihad is another often miscon-
strued element of Islam, the panel
said. Panelists said it is a struggle for
spiritual good.
"It is strictly to who's oppressing
you," panelist Mohammad Bataineh
said.
Referencing the Quran and hadith,
he said, -"Nowhere in these does it al-
low killing innocents."


Students will commit to UF honor code


UF dean to renew marriage vows
By IVETTE MENDEZ
Alligator Writer
imendez@alligator.org

Valentine's Day is an ideal time to renew vows to loved
ones.
Students lacking a date, however, can pledge their com-
mitment to UF's honor code.
The Public Relations Student Society of America will
host Renew Your Vows with the Honor Code on the Plaza of
the Americas today. Students renew their vows by signing
honor code cards.
Dean of Students Eugene Zdziarski will join students
and renew his vows to his wife at 12:30 p.m.
"Seventy-four percent of students surveyed rep-i .ttd


having a below-average or average knowledge of the honor
code," PRSSA President Ashley Zandy said.
Several UF officials, including President Bemie Machen,
Athletic Director Jeremy Foley and football coach Urban
Meyer, have signed cards to show support.
"Although academic dishonesty is not a
On problem at UF, the quality of the UF educa-
Calg pUS tion is reduced each time a student engages
in academically dishonest behavior," Zandy
said. "This affects not only those involved, but
everyone in our community."
Once they sign the vow, students A ill receive a discount
card for nine local businesses. :
PRSSA will have Tutoring Zone- representatives give
advice on test-taking and classes. Students also can play
games, win prizes and eat free'pizza.
At latest count, 2,250 cards had been signed.







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CITY GOVERNMENT

Students ask for more bar time


By BRIAN HAGEN
Alligator Writer
bhagen@alligator.org

Voluntary towing, shifted Later Gator bus ser-
vice hours and increased education may make
Gainesville "SAFE"-r if bar hours are extended to
3 a.m., as proposed at a Sunday meeting of Student
Government's Safety and Fair Entertainment
Committee.
Committee officials will be pushing for the ex-
tra hour at separate meetings this week with UF
administrators and before the Gainesville Public
Safety Committee.
"We are responsible," said Joe Goldberg, com-
mittee executive director and UF Student Body
presidential candidate, referring to his fellow stu-
dents. "We want to stay responsible. We want to
become more responsible."
If the proposal passes, no alcohol would be
served during the extra hour.
But businesses that serve alcohol would be al-
lowed to remain open to give revelers more time
to trickle home, or, if necessary, make other plans
to get there.
The plan will lessen congestion, crowds and
crime, according to the committee's mission .state-
ment.
The Later Gator bus service could start and end
an hour later with no additional cost, the committee


found.
However, the UF Tran-portation Access Fee
Committee still must ;ipprove anm change in oper-
ating times.
The number ot UIF otildent_ who have attended
alcohol-and drug-rela ted clas room lectures has
dropped from 39.4 percent in
1994 to 10.2 percent in 2002, ac-
cording to a survey developed by
UF's Campus Alcohol and Drug
Resource Center.'
Student safety could be in-
creased by requiring incoming
Goldberg studentss to complete an online al-
cohol awareness program, student
committee member Seth Entin suggested.
UF provides, a voluntary informational program
through the Web site MyStudentBod.y.com.
In attendance was Superior Towing LLC co-
owner Mike Webe r who reminded the committee of
his company's offer to tow inebriated UF and SFCC
students for a discounted fee, a service also offered
by several other local companies.
"Our deal isn't to make money oTf this," Weber
said. "It's to get drunk drivers off the road."
The location of the 9 a.m. UF alcohol discussion
Wednesday was not posted as of press time.
The Gainesville' Public Safety Committee is.
scheduled to meet in City Hall Room 16 at 9 a.m.
on Thursday.


Fest 'Shakes' up
By SKYLER SMITH
Alligator Writer
ssmith@alligator.org
SFCC will be bringing a little bit of lust to the stage this
week for its ninth annual Shakespeare Festival.
The theme for this year's festivities, which begin to-
day, honoring the well-loved playwright is "Shakespeare
in Lust." It will include steamy excerpts from some of
the bard's most famous work, including "Hamlet," "The
Taming of the Shrew," "The
Santa Fe Merry. Wives of Windsor"
Community College and "Richard III."
"Some of the scenes are
lustful and creepy even," festival director and SFCC
English professor Rod Woehler said, citing Hamlet's in-
cestuous dialogue with his mother as one of the scenes to
be performed. UF student Nolan Carey will be William
Shakespeare and master of ceremonies for the event.
He said the plays' scenes are split between humorous
segments and darker fare.
"It's for people who have an interest in Shakespeare or
just want a night out to have some fun," Woehler said.
Woehler said not only theater students but a few SFCC
faculty members and several locals from the Gainesville
community will be acting in the festival as well.
The festival was started in 1997 by now-retired SFCC
English professor Mary Ann Linzmayer as an opportunity
for everyone in the community to enjoy Shakespeare.
"People have to see this. It'll be fun," Woehler said.


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* UF FOOTBALL COACH URBAN MEYER'S
TOURNAMENT RAISES ABOUT $105,000.
By MIKE JAYNE
Alligator Contributing Writer -

Urban Meyer recruited more than 300 addi-
tional players this weekend.
Then he took to the field.
At the Urban Meyer Scramble for Kids Golf
Tournament, hosted by Meyer, players from 37
local sponsors competed at the University Golf
Course in three tournaments.
More than $100,000 was raised for the Boys and
Girls Club of Alachua County, the Girls Club of
Alachua County and the Children's Home Society
of Florida.
"It's very special what our sponsors do
for the children, and that's what this
tournament is all about."
Franklin Lentz
Event chairman

"The organizers and volunteers are first-class
people," Meyer said.
Admission for those not part of a sponsoring
organization was $175. Alan Chatman of WCJB
TV-20, who said he has been involved with the
tournament for 10 years, said many were turned
away, as the event was "packed to capacity" Friday
and Saturday. He said the tournament's goal of
$100,000 was exceeded by at least $5,000.
A sponsors' dinner Thursday night kicked off
the event. The dinner garnered $30,000 in contribu-
tions, Chatman-said.
Chatman said about 40 percent of the players
at Friday's Pro-Am tournament .were individual
entries. PGA member Nick Gilliam had the best
individual score of 69 strokes.
Saturday' 2201 golfers. ho\\\ er, were almost
exclulivel\ from participating sponsor-. pla ing in
twio tournaments for new\ golf clubs.
ELEent Chairman Franklin Lentz said the tourna-
ments have raised more than $1 million since the
tradition started in 191. -
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children, and that's what this tournament is all,
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hosts event
By LAUREN MACDONALD
Alligator Contributing Writer
As a member of the performance
'troupe Amerina demonstrated classi-
cal Chine.se initruments, the audience
begzn clapprng along to the music
\\ihen the tune abnrptly sw itched
to "Yankee Doodle Dandy," the crowd
burst into laughter.
The Chinese New Year Show, orga-
nized by UF's Friendship Association
of Chinese Students and Scholars, filled
the Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts to capacitySaturday evening.
"The Chinese New Year is the big-
gest festival for the Chinese people,"


association President Fei Long said.
"And this also provides a good cultural
experience for other cultures."
Performances ranged from tradi-
tional music and folk, dances to dog
dancing and a ballet set to George
Michael's "Careless Whisper." "
The show featured UF students and
localperformers iii addition toAmerina,
which performed a Mongolian dance
with chopsticks, demonstrated Tai Chi
movements and performed a scene
from Beijing opera. Long said a broad
diversity of student organizations and
Gaines. ille pertormers contributed to
the show's, success.
"It's the biggest Chinese New Year.
celebration organized by students in
Gainesville history,"he said. -
At 6:30 p.m., 1,800 free tickets were
available at the Phillips Center, Long
"aid By 7p m., they were sold out.


"We expected it to be a full house
but not to run out of tickets so early,"
he said. About 300 people had to be
turned away.
Michael Bryant, 46, and .Yvonne
Diaz, 44, two married UF alumni,
were celebrating Valentine's Day early
by visiting the nearby Samuel P. Ham
Museum of Artwhere they saw an ad-
vertisement for the New Year celebra-
tion and decided to go.
"We were totally surprised at the
number of people here," Diaz said.
Helen Qiu, 15, said she was im-
pressed by the professional perfor-
mances, but she wished there had been
more entertainment for children, such
as a magic show..
Most of all, Qiu said she was im-
pressed by the turnout.
"I've never seen so many Asian
people together." she said.


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long to be close to you!
I love you with all my heart,
Christina xoxo

Aveena,
Thank you for being such a loving,
supportive, and beautiful girlfriend.
I don't know how you put up with
me, but thank you, and I love you. V
There better not be any question as
to who this is from V.


Happy Valentines Day Baby!
Love you!
To: My Little Megaleigh.

Vikki
You are my love, my life, my everything.
HappyValentines Day.
Love, Mike

On Spiky Sunday Night I met your sweet
smile through the fire at
The Patio Bar-You won an Oscar- I won a
promising friendly hope-
Where's it?
S U R exceptionally great!

Dear Cesar M.,
Jesus loves you and so do I! Happy
Valentine's Day!
Sincerely,
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PAOLA.You mean more to me than
.you could ever imagine. I don't show it
enough, but know that I love you more
than words can say.
HappyValentines DayV

To My Sweet Sammie I love you with all
my heart.Always treasure our memories.
Have a lovely day. 092704 I love you
always and Now Forever.
Love, Dan.

VLYLAY
Do me a big favor and take a look under
your right pillow.

Charlea, look upon this wonderous
life: I saw your love for me cleft into
the barren shadow of misery that
was my soul.Your showers of loy and
comfort passed through this chasm of
desperation to lift away the chains that
so brutally ensnared my heart.As my
eyes opened to the beauty of your smile,
my being bathed in the warmth of your
aura. From the very breath that awakens
me to each new day, to the last that
snuffs out my mind at night, you sustain
me in this world.Today I want to say
that until the moment my blood falls to
flow, you are, and will always be my only
love. Be my Valentine this day. next year,
and for all that may follow. My love will
always be for you.
Rod

Kicki K.You just went from being
Minnesota's best actress to the world's
best mom. Happy Valentine's Day. Love
Kaleb the little man God's tiny treasure
from Heaven and Dad.


Hot Coffee Girl, I'm so happy to be
with you! The 24th is coming up! Happy
Valentine's Day. I love you and Jinx does
too!

June 16, 1996.
My life changed even if the
song sometimes did not.
October 23, 1999.
The start of forever.
I love you, Joanna.
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Cristin- "One word frees us,
Of all the weight
and pain in life.
That word is Love" Socrates I LoveYou!
George

Kattya 4 years with you seems
like 4 days. so I know in my
heart I could spend an eternity
with you. I thank god 4 my rib.
Love Jay- I

HEY YOU!
For the past year and ten months
you have been my entire reason.
This next year is going to be great!
I love you! VME

Nena, even though we aren't
together. you are and will
ALWAYS be in my heart.
Happy Valentine's Day to my
BESTFRIEND!
I love you soo much forever and always
my love! VJ J


*JAMIE- I just want to take
the time to tell you how much
i IVve you! You are the best
boyfriend! Happy 10 month- 5 days
anniversary! VJESSIE


YCHRISTOPHER PV
Happy Valentine's Day All my
love forever & always.
KELLY

YHappy Love DayAlibabaV
I hope you have a fantabulous
day filled with lots of love.
From your biggest fan LOL
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Ever since the first movie
together, I have been happiest
while drowning myself in your
mermaid eyes.
I LoveYou. -Heather

You are my Life's Surprise
My Angel of Beauty
You are my Heart's Paradise.
My Being of Harmony.
Happy 2 years, Jessica L


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Tab, thank you for being the
amazing person that you are and
for loving me the way you do.
HappyValentine's Day. Love Dan


B-ROCK
Your love has been an inspiration
to me.You've brought soothing music to my
heart that is forever endless.
HappyValentine's Day! I love you!!

Happy Valentine's Day Nicole
"honey bear will you still be mine
baby" you are the best
thing to ever happen to me, all my
love V Joe

SHANE
Living next door to you
is such a treat,
A nicer boy like you I will never meet.
Thanks for being my friend.
Our friendship will never end.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Love Tricia


VJPDV I need you to know that
you mean the world to meV I
love you so muchY I want to be
with you forever and ever Happy
Valentine's Day! Love GMI.


CARLY,
Happy Valentine's Day.
Thanks for the best 5 years


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I could ever imagine. I love you
Sweetie. Love, Jon.

Dearest Ellie
The last five months have been
phenominal.You are the best
thing to happen to me. Happy
Valentine's Day. VEMN

Happy Valentine's Day Nicole,
I love you.
Love,Anthony

My love ALEXANDRA V
You are the best thing that
has happened to me and I look
forward to more great times
with You. Love Boris V V V

A K : How could a person be your
everything if you never thought
they would be anything!?!
The hottest'K' in the game
Wearing your chain VAlways

Happy Valentine's Day ASHLEY,
PRISCILLA & ALYSSA. I love you guys
very much. From your beloved roommate,
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To the first loves of my life,
Abu & Mama.
Love,"Dr. Chala"V

My Princess, love always, Jose

Stuboo- the moon is always brighter
when I'm with u.Thank u 4 taking
a chance on a feeling inside. I V u-
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always be my s.o.f.
YSpider

Cupcake, may our future be
blessed with many more
watermelons. I love you.
V Happy Valentine's Day!V
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Brittany, I am so happy I
met you and that we are
spending Valentine's Day
together.Thinking about you
makes me smile. VAlex


To my Allen.You are my constant
happiness. I am truly the luckiest
girl in the world.You have been
the best part of my life, and only make it
better everyday. I love you so much!
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Dear Trace, being with you is always my
favorite time and place.You are the one I
love to embrace. I will truly miss that pretty
face, and with 3 months left I don't have
time to waste. Have fun this summer!
LOVE, Chris

VAngelinaT V
I love you MORE *
I want to be with you forever
V CHAD

Dear Donta.
V Happy Valentine's Day V
You're the best boyfriend and
daddy that we could ever ask forY
We love you with all our paws
V Latina, Koda, Kenai

VVW Maris VVV Each day I see and/or
talk to you lust completes my day every
time. I hope your Valentine's Day is amazing!
Be mine! I VVTY you!!!
VV Jonny WW

Shari, you give me so many reasons to love
you. Keep "em coming
baby because I will never have enough. Be
myValentime. I love you.
Seth.

Pretty YoungThingTo my special darling.
Thinking of you on this special day I would
like to express my love through this article
to let you know you are loved 365 days 24
hours a day Happy Valentine's Day.


Larissa-
I hope you always remember how much
I love you.Things I have put you through
recently are tough, but I know that our
love is strong enough to get through them;
we can get through anything, I want to be
with you forever, and I mean it.
VChris

DULCE- Happy Birthday & Happy
Valentine's Day.You hold a very special
place in my heart.
Thank you for making me the happiest
man in.the world.
Love you always, Carlos

I have loved you ever since I saved you
from that pack of rabid mountain yaks, and
we then bathed each other in the bubbling
broolk
I love you, Casey M.

ALINA.
I can't find my heart. I think you stole it.
-Andrew

Felipe. Four years and it's still raining.
Sweet rain, summer rain.
Love, Angle

L B PWe have been through a lot this past
year, and I loved every second of it, thank
you for all that you are, you will always
be my beautiful princess and I'll always be
your bear. iVu ivu iVu be myValentine


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special you are.
HappyValentine's Day.
Love,Your Dude

HappyValentine's Day Bubs!
Thank you for all that you do and being
the amazing person you are! I love you so
much!!
Always and forever... Rybo

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY LINDSAY
ANNE!! Thank you for being the best
girlfriend ever. I inike!! Larve fatwater,

Roxanne G, not to embarrass you,
but a not-so-secret admirer would like to
take you to dinner this evening at 8:30.
Be ready at 8 and wear that black dress.V


Ben, I V U
HappyValentine's Day.
SYari


Shelly, hope this birthday proves to be a
lovely day for you and hope the year ahead
will hold the things you would like it to!
For instance myself.
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To my favorite psychotic, harassing,
wandering,
alcoholic person in the whole world.
Thanks for all the oppressingly great times
this year.
Your Skeenyguy


Hello Hunnibun, throughout our time
together we have had some shaky times.
I have learned a lot from u bebe, I look
forward to spending the rest of my life
with u. I Y u. SweetTooth


cnm, happy Valentine's Day. It's been 1.5 yrs
strong and you know I love you... you're
the best girl! YTV
Vmch- NoodleT


George, Hey boy! I am not sure what I
would do without you! I am so glad we've
been together this long. It's been a dream
come true! I love you! VGirl!


Crystal.
You have made my life shine.
You are my star.
I love you.
Your Boy.
Greg


Linh,
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt I love thee.
Loving you, Sworky


JESSICA,
I miss you so much. I can't wait to see you.
I love you more than anything.
Love, KYLE B

MONSTER:We've come so far and so far
we're deeper in love.V The good times
are so good.V Here's to the good times.V
May they last forever. Tbear


obe


Princess, Happy Valentine's Day.
I will always love you and hope we can at
least be best friends forever.Thank you
for always being there for me especially
when I needed you most. LoveToad since
07/23/02.


DearAdam-You're everything a girl could
want and more.
Y Happy Valentine's Day V
Love Trish


Jennifer-
Happy Valentine's Day!
I love you, Peter.


Roses aren't always red but
Violets are always blue and
Here's myValentine poem for u
From your V warming smile to
Your long brown hair and your
Attitude I don't care.All of
This I'm gonna miss when you
Depart just know that I'll keep
You forever in my heart. So
Goodbye girl the new graduate
But before you go stick that
Cuce dairyair up and let me tag it.
It might not be the best but I thought
It would be funny this way to wish you
Happy Valentine's Day sweet Amanda Rae.
If you want to know who wrote this little
letter
Just think of Texas where everything
Is bigger and better.


Pokey. I really enjoyed my wkend
W/u. I love you very much. U r
Always on my mind & in my heart.
I can't wait 4 our NY trip!
Happy Valentines, Ur Poopoo in B'more.






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Judy,
my life's darling love... my heart...
this is the first Valentine's Day in
almost half a century that we have
been apart. My heart is broken,
my sweet valentine, for although
our love will live forever, the pain
of not being with you is almost
unbearable.Those close to me
know what I mean when I say that
my heart is so broken that it has
failed me. The beauty of this world,
its joy, the excitement and love in
my life now rests with you. I yet
expect you to place your hand
gently on my shoulder. Your light
touch expressed incredible warmth
and love. I can smell your sweet
aroma, a perfume unique to you.
When I would be in your arms with
my face near you, I would breath
deeply and tell you how marvelous
your scent was. You would always
laugh and say something like,"That
can't be. I don't have any perfume
on." I would lower my face to
drink in another long and deep
breath to experience it again. Then
I would say honestly,"You don't
need anything but you It's you
that's so delicious." It was true and
it still fills my being. Even now I
expect to hear your melodic laugh,
so compelling it would cheer me
to laugh also, even if I didn't know
what was so amusing to you. All the
marvelous, wonderful, enchanting


things that came together to be
you are endless. Shall I try to list
them for those who never had the
blessings of knowing you? Loving,
gentle, sweet, dedicated, intelligent,
wise, beautiful, inspiring, talented...I
have to stop. There aren't enough
words to give even the slightest
justice to a description of you. All
of that is memory, for now you're
with God. But in truth, you and
your qualities aren't just wonderful
memories. There's really no way to
assess the influence for good you
have had on so many people.The
lives and souls you touched live as a
wonderful legacy you left the world.
So many people have told me how
unbelievable and ironic it is that
someone as wonderful as you so
suddenly would be gone from their
lives. One of the many incongruities
of your death happened one
Saturday afternoon. We had been at
the company picnic all day and were
headed home, when it occurred to
me that I should bring up a subject
you didn't like to talk about. I said,
"Honey, obviously I'll die before
you, so I want us to talk about your
plans... about what you'll do when
that happens." You said,"Now don't
be so sure that you'll go first." I
replied,"Come on, Honey, you know
that the chances are overwhelming
that I will. Besides, I don't think I
could survive without you:' You
reached over, squeezed my arm
and said,"Babe, we're going to go
together. And that's not going to


o(be.


happen for a very long time."
Early the next morning you passed
away peacefully in your sleep. For
some bewildering reason, I was left
behind. Darling, you were such a
special person, friend, wife, mother
and grandmother. There was no
mission or situation that you didn't
move through with the greatest of
grace and beauty. You are terribly
missed by so very many, but
most, of course, by me. I had the
wonderful favor of your devotion,
passion and friendship for almost
fifty years. I love you more than
anyone has ever been loved before.
I always will. May God forgive me if
I loved you too much, for it is only
through God's grace that we will
be together again. And we will be.
Always,
Ed







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Just in time for Valentine's
Day, UF researchers are on the
road to eliminating a pest of the
cacao tree, the plant from which
chocolate is derived.
Witch's Broom is a pathogen
that deforms the branches of the
cacao tree and affects its bean
pods.
It has reduced South America's
cacao production by 75 percent
and left thousands of farm work-
ers unemployed.
UF plant pathology profes-
sor Randy Ploetz, along with
other members from the Tropical
Research and Education Center
in Homestead, are working on
cultivating new strains of the ca-
cao tree that would be resistant to
Witch's Broom.

Witch's Broom
* deforms cacao tree
seed pods
* decreased South
American crops
dramatically


"We're just now beginning to
understand the disease," Ploetz
said.
Along with Witch's Broom,
chocolate plants face two other dis-
eases: frosty pod and black pod.
Frosty pod and Witch's Broom
are the most harmful, Ploetz said.
These three diseases account
for millions of dollars in lost rev-
enue every year, he said.
While the UF team is concen-
trating on Witch's Broom, the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
is hoping to find a solution to
all three diseases plaguing cacao
crops.
In their quest to engineer a
type of cacao bean immune to
Witch's Broom, it's important to
make cacao strains that remain
tasty, which is complicated by
the fact that the trees most sus-
ceptible to the pest also have the
best flavor, Ploetz said.
Ploetz cited the Brazilian area of
Bahia as a victim of Witch's Broom
- in five years, Bahian chocolate
output plummeted by three-
fourths due to the pathogen.
"Production virtually shut
down," he said.
"So far, Witch's Broom is con-
fined primarily to South America,
but some fear that the increasing
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Alligator Contributing Writer

Leaders from around the state
discussed how to achieve one's goals
and serve the community at the
18th annual Women's Leadership
Conference held Sunday in the Reitz
Union.
The Women's Leadership
Council sponsored the conference
titled, "Women by Chance, Leaders
by Choice," which drew 240 regis-
tered attendees.
Students, community members
and faculty who registered each
chose three workshops to attend
from the 29 offered. Topics included,
"Walking the Walk: Leadership
for Diverse Populations," "Ethical
Leadership" and "So you want to be
a woman leader at UF?"
Keynote speaker Caridad
Estevez-Lee, vice chairwoman on
the Florida Commission of the
Status of Women, emphasized ser-
vice'as a mark of leadership.
"Great leaders aspire, they serve


and they accept responsibility she
said.
A mentoring panel featuring
six local female leaders, including
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, was a
new addition to the conference. The
panel urged women to pursue their
goals and gain financial indepen-
dence. The panel also emphasized
the need for leaders to listen and
serve.
On In "The Balancing
Campus Act of the Modern
American Woman:
Managing Role Overload and
Role Strain in a Time of Equality,"
FSU and Tallahassee Community
College professor Jeanne O'Kon
fought the idea women must "have
it all together."
O'Kon discussed dual marriages
and how communication is the key
to balancing work and family.
"We are moving toward an age of
equality, and both men and women
need to understand what is fair and
what is equitable," O'Kon said.
Issues of equality were confront-


ed in many presentations. In one
workshop, "Privilege," attendees
discussed problems women, non-
white people and homosexual peo-
ple confront at work and in society.
"The door may be open, but that
doesn't mean you're able to walk
through it," UF economics junior
Dwan Deleveaux said.
UF professor of Arabic language
and literature Aida A. Bamia pre-
sented the workshop, "Studying
Abroad and Scholarships." She
urged students to explore foreign
cultures and educate themselves
about other societies.
"Education is the first step to-
ward leadership, and women can
impose themselves in the world only
if they're educated," Bamia said.
Theatre Strike Force, DANZA
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from Alpha Phi Delta fraternity and
one from Delta Delta Delta soror-
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lunch. The skit humorously showed
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Controversial ending to


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ALSO HOSTED GREEK FEST.

87: KYLIE CRAIG and NEIL HUGHES
Alligator Writers

UF's chapter of Iota Phi Theta fraternity
remained undefeated for the fourth consec-
utive year at Saturday's annual Invitational
Step Show butnot without controversy.
American University's Kappa Alpha Psi
was initially announced as the event's win-
ner, but some judges and competing frater-
nities felt there was a time keeper's error at
the Stephen C. O'Connell Center event, step
show co-chairman Richard Belizaire said.
"Supposedly, the Kappas still had a
member of their step team still on the stage
when the time went out, but our time per-
son never saw a member still on stage,"
Belizaire said.
While Kappa Alpha Psi will retain its
$3,000' grand prize, the fraternity officially
tied with Iota Phi Theta for second place as
a result of the judging correction made after
the show.
The Invitational Step Show and Greek
Fest both were held by the Black Student
Unicn in celebration of Black History
Moi !'h.
S 1pping is a synchronized group dance
that emphasizes rhythm with choreo-
grapned stomping and cane-stamping.
Members of the National Pan-Hellenic
Council, or NPHC, gathered on Reitz
Union North Lawn during the day to cel-
ebrate Greek Fest, which director Deanna
Kolbjorsen called a pep rally for Saturday
night's show.
Vibe Magazine, the U.S. Army 'and
Stomping on the Yard, all sponsors of the


step show, were present at the event.
There was music, basketball hoops set
up by the U.S. Army and a stage on the
lawn.
Kolbjornsen said a lot of people come
from out of town for the step event so Greek
Fest was put together to give them some-
thing to do while in Gainesville.
While local step groups weren't the fo-
cus of the nighttime performance, they were
given the chance to perform during the day
on the North Lawn's temporary stage.

"We want to give them the finan-
cial support to take it to the next
level. Our goal is to put these
shows on steroids."
Chris Crawford
Stepping on the Yard's founder


"This is something for our Greeks to be
a part of," Kolbjornsen said. "It's more to
showcase the NPHC."
Chris Crawford, Stomping on the Yard's
founder, said the organization was there
"to celebrate leadership, scholarship and
showmanship among minority fraternities
and sororities."
Stomping on the Yard travels to different
campuses to assist in the production of step
shows.
"We want to gi\.e them the financial sup-
port to take it to the next level," Crawford -
said. "Our goal is to put these shows on
steroids."
Crawford, who travels nationwide for
step performances, said UF's show was the
best he had seen all last year.
Lohse Beeland, UF's director of student
activities, said the event was put together


step show

for all UF students.
"It's to share the history of stepping,"
Beeland said. "A lot of our non-black stu-
dents don't know what it is."
Kolbjornsen said attendees at Greek Fest
caught "a little tease" of what was ahead for
the nighttime event.
The Invitational Step Show kicked off
with a skit featuring Delta Delta Delta so-
rority member Chelsea Ewer with members
of Alpha Phi Alpha, where members of the
fraternity jokingly questioned Ewer's step-
ping abilities.
The show was hosted by Black
Entertainment Television's Chello, who
poked fun at the predominantly black
crowd by lip syncing singer-songwriter
Vanessa Carlton for what he called the "17
white people in attendance."
"That wasn't only the white people sing-
ing," Chello exclaimed after hearing the
crowd sing along.
Iota Phi Theta performed last of the eight
fraternities from across the nation, which
each had 14 minutes to impress the panel
of nine judges.
Donning black suits with yellow ties,
they provided a new twist on their -trade-
mark human jump-rope, this time using
two bodies instead of one, and finishing
with a back flip,
Adding to the danger, blindfoldedmem-
bers swung machetes as they performed
choreographed dance moves, to the delight
of the crowd.
Howard University's Delta Sigma Theta
was the night's winning sorority, with
Alpha Kappa Alpha from Albany State
University-taking second place.
The show was part of the Stepping on
the Yard national tour, which will visit 15
universities this spring.


HSA hosts


aid benefit

By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Alligator Writer
Itaulbee@alligator.org

Students at the Hispanic Student
Association's "Love, Actually..."
picnic at Lake Wauburg celebrated
Valentine's Day on Sunday while
raising $220 for tsunami-relief efforts.
The picnic's theme came from
the 2003 movie "Love, Actually," in
which the characters realize "love,
,actually, is all around."
Student shWe wanted to
Life show everybody that
love comes in all differ-
ent forms and. relationships," HSA
President Katrina Ruiz said.
Other programs at the event also
raised donations, bringing the total to
$220, which Ruiz said will go to the
American Red Cross.
SMore than 150 students, represent-
ing each of the eight organizations
under HSA's umbrella, showed up
for the festivities. Each organization
was awarded points for attendance
and winning games. The group with
the most points will receive a $100 co-
sponsorship from HSA,/Ruiz said.
Ruiz and Vice President of
Programs Jessica Klahr noted that the
picnic was a chance for all the groups
to come together.
"One of our main focuses was to
bring all the (Hispanic) cultures to-
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Rooftop Luxury Qverlooking UF
-Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*ElevatorAccGet';
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
-4-20-71-2

Summer rates
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease
Sun Island Properties
376-6720 www.sunisland.info
4-20-71-2

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
4-20-71-2

*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1. & 2/2 fials 33 lowaiorrnoes
Free Tanning 4ercuo'is. 24 ni gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
Leasing Now &.Fall, 335-4455
4-20-71-2

Want more? Free even!
4BR 2.5 $1020 Only 1 left
Spacious floor plan -alarm tennis
www.pinetreegardens.com
Free UF parking 376-4002
4-20-71-2 .

BIG .'4LUE $MALLPRICE
2BR TI- 639 .nc VCD. alarm park free,)UF
PeFs welcome Dadiy pecali-:i
';3,I NOW or Fail 33-11 11
4-20-71-2
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429imo
$150 deposit. $200 off 1st monlh'rint
375-1519
4-20-71-2
More for less, FREE even!
2BR/2BA- Only $680
Pool bus route alarm tennis
Pet perfect- Free
SStop by and see us 376-4002
4-20-71-2
1BR/1 BA $420, 2BR/1 BA $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.
332-7700. 4-20-71-2


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E For Rent
unfurnished

BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
ishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
.rranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
499 377-1633 2-25-38-2
***LIVE IN LUXURY***
HUGE TWNHMS:2/2 & 3/3
Free cable, w/HBO & Showtime
W/D*alarm*free tanning*comp lab
Pets welcome*Private dog park
Leasing NOW & FALL 377-2801
-20-71-2

:ree Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcomel
00dtq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
, DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
low 372-99134-20-71-2

amazinglyy Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
BR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
discountedd Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
'lose to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
1-20-71-2

-OUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
i30 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
g screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
131-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
1-20-71-2

iotal 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

One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
makingg, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
ias it all. All util. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
'all Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
3y 1215 NE 20th Ave. 2-14-35-2

Up to 1 month FREE rent!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 &3BR apts
Avail Aug. Special from $489/person. Lofts,
irdwd firs & more. Going fast! Call 376-6223
frimarkProperties.com 4-20-71-2

Apartments Available Now
Mll Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
3rowse our listing FREE
NWW.SUBLET.COM
I-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-21-71-2

*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 3BR/1 BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
"- -.able March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
1-20-70-2

-lave Roommates?
3BR/2BA House $950
)nly You?
IBR/1BA House $450
vlitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2

So Close to Campus
Tvaif now 2BR/1 & 2 BAapts.
W400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
574-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2

12 PRICE APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
!BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-.
423 or online at www.maximumre.com
:-15-95-2

'ET'S PARADISE, nb app/pet fee. town-
lomes. 2BR, privacy fence, modern ap-
,liances, ceiling fans,. SW. Private owner,
lease leave detailed message. $375-525/
no 331-2099 2-17-30-2

3HORT LEASE NEGOTIABLE on some
inits SEE PET'S PARADISE AD 352-331-
!099 2-17-30-2

LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?

The Leasing Connection
1608 NW 1st Ave
Located right behind Florida Bookstore
Plenty of FREE.PARKING!

FREE Apartment & Housing
Locator Service

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


3BR across from UF
Avail Fall, From $385 per BR.
(t Vaulted ceilings, laundry,
Breakfast bar, pets ok.
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
4-20-69-2


U For Rent For Rent
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WOOD FLOORS at UF
1&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ W/D
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-77.77
www.ufhome.com
4-20-69-2

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

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

DOWNTOWN LOCATION 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-18-29-2

CHEAP RENT! 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlngtonRealEstate.com 2-18-29-2

WALK TO UF
Studio $335/mo
1BR $400/mo
2BR $695/mo
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com
4-20-68-2

**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $650/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft ** $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 376-2507
4-20-63-2

** 3BR/4BR LIKE A HOUSE **
Huge townhouse, fireplace,
W/D hook-ups, patio,
New carpet & tile, fitness & basketball
high speed wireless internet
3BR/2.5BA only $850
4BR/3BA only $1099
Close to UF in SW
Beautiful/quiet 0 376-2507
4-20-63-2

3BR/2BA HOUSE. Close to UF & Santa Fe.
Tile floors, Berber carpet, all appliances incl.
Privacy fenced-in yard. $1050/mo. Call 215-
9987 2-14-21-2

SEROIUS STUDENTS ONLY. New 3BR/2BA
house, 2 car garage in brand new subdivi-
sion close to UF & SFCC. All appliances
$1300/mo Negotiable based on length of
lease. Call 215-9987 2-14-21-2

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

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

DUCK PONDI Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-18-20-2

*NOW PRE-LEASING*
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
4-2.0-59-2


DUCKPOND AREA Cute 3BR/1 BA cent
H/AC, fireplace, W/D hk-up, DW, tile & wood
floors 731 NE 9th St $850/mo 316-1637
2-25-20-2


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BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL
OSpacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
* 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
* 4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW 20th
Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-18-5-2

BIKE TO UFI 3BR 2BA, carport,
Washer/dryer, porch, pets considered,
Avail now! $895/rent, 2222 SW 14th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-18-5-2

CUTE NW HOUSE! 2BR 1BA, Ceramic tile,
screen porch, w/d hookups,
$750/rent, 4234 NW26th Drive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-18-5-2

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-
10-2

1,2 & 3BR with GATED ENTRY!
HUGE apts w/screened porches
FREE Alarm FREE Tanning
24-hour Gym Quiet NW Area
Move-in Specials 372-0400
4-20-71-2

HISTORIC DUCKPOND NEIGHBORHOOD
Charming studio. Privacy over detached
garage. 1.8 mi from UF. $450+/mo sec. dep.
Small pets. Avail now. 371-7149 2-15-10-2

*-**CASABLANCA EAST***
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse, close to UF,
Student's dream. $750/mo, low dep, W/D
incl. Call Phil at 352-235-0600 2-15-10-2

Avail. Aug 1: 4bed/2bath house. Ceramic
tile floors, extra game room, fenced yard,
pet ok, wash/dry provided, dishwasher.
1330 NW 39th St. 339-2342 for directions
$1275/mo 2-16-10-2




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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-
871-7184 2-16-10-2

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


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

**AVAILABLENOW**
2BR/1-BA HAILE HOUSE
2BR/1BA BRANDYWINE
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, sbayer@bellsouth.net 2-14-5-2

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

VILLAGE LOFT APTS
1BR LOFT APTS 650 & 750 sq. ft. Starting


Rent With Us Today, at $450/mo. Quiet, wooded setting. FREE
Buy With Us Tomorrow! monitored alarm system. 6400 SW 20th Ave.
Call 332-0720 3-31-32-2

*3 BLKS TO UF*
4 A 2BR/1 BA duplex, hardwood floors, W/D,
$535/mo. 375-8256.
Condo, House & Townhouse Rentals 4-20-47-2
www.BosshardtPM.com
Ask About Our Lucrative DOWNTOWN avail immediately or spring.
Tenant Rewards Program! Month to month ok. 2BR/1BA apt, newly
2BR/2.5BATownhouse $750/mo remodeled, quiet neighborhood, pets OK,
3BR/2BA Downtown $850/mo Close to Shands, UF & Library. $650-715/
5BR/2BA Walk to UF $995/mo mo, Call 262-1351 2-22-10-2
Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118 2BR/2BAwalking distanceto UF. Brandywine


4-20-50-2


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


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A cozy stone cottage. Bike to UF. 2BR/1 BA
w/office & large yard. $695/mo. Drive by
1st, 303 SE 8th St then call 325-538-1310
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1 Block from UF .
1BR and 2BR Apts Avail Now, Summer
or Fall, See our list at www.merrillmana
gement.net updated daily or call Merrill
Management Inc. 372-1494 2-18-7-2

FEBRUARY FREE[
Move in today... $150 Deposit
One bedrooms $449
Water included
Summer Place Apts
373-2818
4-20-44-2

Downtown. Pleasant St, 3BD/1BA house,
central A/C, washer & dryer hookups, dish-
washer. Off st parking. Summer lease ok.
$825/mo. 406 NW 3rd Ave AvI Feb 352-219- .
2033 or 305-527-9315 2-17-5-2

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
4-20-44-2

1*2*3 BR GINORMOUS
Affordable, Spacious living
Only 1 mile to UF, RTS 13
HUGE BRs, Ceramic tile
Relax & Enjoy *377-7401*
4-20-44-2

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

****ANTIQUE APARTMENT,***
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

ONW 39th Ave 2/2, patio, o i nec, arl p i
fir, Ig, open, good area $580-61002/2, patio,
gate $510-5159SW, fancy 2BR near UF, Ig
kit, sc pch, fenced, $545-5600Share 2BR
$300-4500373-8310 2-18-6-2

DOWNTOWN 1BR 1BA,
CH/AC, water included, $415/rent
411 Sw 2nd Street #3
Carl Turlington.Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-18-5-2


SHORT TERM LEASE 2BR 1.5BA
Duplex, walk to UF, CH/AC,
$495/rent, 805 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-18-5-2

2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
1813 NW 2nd Ave.
1BR/1 BA apt short or long term ok. $410
Call 335-4790 2-18-5-2

AVAILABLE NOW MILL RUN
2BR spacious apt. Pool, cent H/AC, DW,
W/D hookups $500 335-4790 2-18-5-2

*8 BLOCKS TO UF*
Big 2BR/1BA, W/D hkups. Island kitchen.
Avail Now $500/mo 375-8256
4-20-43-2

1BR/1 BA clean/spacious 750 sq ft apt. 5 min
walk to UF/Shands. Pets negotiable. 2 units.
Call 352-373-2324 2-22-7-2





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


SUMMER SUBLEASE
$350 for 1BR in a 2BR/2BA apt. Call 352-
318-5438 2-22-30-3

1BR/1BA. Large BR w/walk-in closet. Free
parking across from UF. Rent incl water,
sewer, garbage, pest control. $450/mo.
Lease until 7/05. Please call 352-598-5481
2-16-20-3.

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

Two bedroom/two full bath
Sublease available immediately
Seven month sublease
Homestead Apartments.
Call 338-1588/283-3885 add'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
needed, call Jessica 367-4053 2-14-10-3


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

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

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

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


Limited offer. $200 CASH BACK. Spacious
2BR/2BA in Woodland Villas on SW 20th.
Lease exp Aug 05. Rent $672/mo. Call 284-
2336 2-15-5-3

1 or both rooms in 2BR downtown apt.
Quiet neighborhood. Close to Shands, UF,
& Library. $350/mo. Pets ok. Call 262-1351
2-22-10-3

FEB RENT FREE 1BR avail in 3BR/2BA
HOUSE close to campus, UF, Butler Plaza.
$350/mo. Includes everything: inet, cable, W/
D, huge yard. Call 352-682-9204 2-22-10-3

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 extras. 2-
15-3-3

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!
1 BR/1BA in 3/3 at Colonial Village. $185/mo
+ 1/4 utils. ASAP -AUG. FEB FREE. Call
262-9214-jso@ufl.edu 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
kampertwo@aol.com 2-16-5-3

THE EXCHANGE, Sublet available 3/1 thru
8/7 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA incl cable, enet,
utils ($35 towards elec) furn, LR, dining,
laundry, patio. Paying $504 Reduced'to
$350/mo. Call 407-620-9022 2-18-5-3


| Roommates
a^^^H .* *


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


Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Resposible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now. $400 up: 352-538-2181,.Lv mes'-
sage. Private Owner 4-20-71-4


Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes
to UF Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/mo.Aval Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4


unfuished furnished .


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and. Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find


Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, exra
land, 60 sec walk to UF Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA,.wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5


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

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

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
2-15-9-4

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
283-6279 2-25-23-4

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

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
335-9714.2-18-8-4

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-
15-20-4

Roommate needed to share beautiful 3/2
house ir 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 gradu-
ate students: $400/mo + 1/3 util, incl W/D.
Avail 2/9. Call 283-6279 2-25-13-4

2 share 2BR Downtown apt. Newly remod-
eled. Close to Shands, UF, & Library. $350/
mo. Month to month or longer lease ok.
Pets ok.Call 262-1351 2-22-10-4

Walk to UF 1939 NW 5th Ave. Priv BA, W/
D, CHA, Dig cable, wireless internet, flexible
lease, 352-682-9342 2-15-5-4

Roommate wanted to share 2BR/1 BA in NW.
Very clean, quiet. Avail now. $375/mo. Please
call 352-214-3233 Iv. mssg. 2-23-10-4

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
2-25-11-4

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
Sutils. 352-271-8711 2-17-5-4

I BR/1 BA in clean, spacious 2400 sq ft home.
10 min to UF & Shands. W/D, garage & stor-
age. Utils, cable, inet incl. $620/mo. Call 352-
373-2324 2-22-7-4


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Real Estate-


NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price or condition. Call Ed & Diane
352-373-2728 4-20-71-5

The Flavor of New Orleans comes to am-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats,
or view the University from your 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Prices starting in the $180's 375-
8256 4-20-71-5

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

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

WANT ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO BE
JEALOUS OF YOU NEXT YEAR?
Own + live in a new luxury campus-
area condo. Over 10 new projects to
choose from at affordable prices. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call today
352-281-3551 Matt Price Campus Realty
Group-2-15-10-5

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

Condo Countryside at UF. 4BR/4BA. Close
to UF, W/D, tiles kitchen, pool & gym. 3rd
floor. Quiet location. $176,000 Call 352-332-
3755 3-7-15-5


L Furnishings.

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
352-377-9846 4-20-71-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged wlwarranty. 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-
20-71-6

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

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6

SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
leather. Still new in botes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
4-20-71-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes& Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588,4-0-
71-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6

Beds*Full mattress & boxspring sets
$490Qn sets $890Single sets $399King
sets $99OFrom estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a.
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6


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Glass-top dinette set $50, love seat, $50 (or
$300 w/sofa), desk $25, 46pc stoneware dish
set $40, sewing machine $50. For pics/info:
www.garygen.com/furniture 2-15-5-6

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
2-15-3-6

HOUSECLEANING.
Stuffed armchair 28H x 34W x 28D, $35.
5-drawer dresser $15. 15" monitor $5. 380-
90g*2-14-2-6

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

WASHER & DRYER
Kenmore. 1 yr old. Like new. Large capacity.
$200/each or $400/both. Will deliver. 328-
7273 2-18-5-6



SComputers


.17A+amputErlr Qeek
W& Maka. Houfsi& Uc U
8-23-170-7

Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No.waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
M/F Cert MCSE technicians. 333-8404.
www.AComputerGeek.com 8-23-170-7

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

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

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

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




Computer/lneift t 352.219.2980
4-20-66-7

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

Dell PC 2.2 Ghz processor,. 40 GB memory,
cd rom & cd-rw drives, floppy drive, speak-
ers, 17-inch monitor, 128 Mb RAM, excel-
lent condition $450 OBO Call 846-5999
2-16-5-7.


* I Electronics

DISCOUNT HI-FI
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
4-2( 11-8

$101 TV's, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES
Police Seized! From $101 Info 800-749-
8128 ext M974. 3-7-20-8

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NE) USED BIKES FOR SALE
Manyto choose from
* Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9


For Sale J


PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve nowl Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10

PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional cooking utensils.
R.W.Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939. 4-20-71-10

GET CHEAP TEXTBOOKS
Search 24 bookstores in 1 click! S&H
and taxes automatically calculated. Try it
today! http://www.bookhq.com 2-15-35-10

STRESS? OVERLOAD? NEED TO RELAX?
OR LOOKING FOR LOVE? Try Aphrodisia
Beverage. 0 calories, 0 sugar w/relaxing aph-
rodiciac herbs. Students using it nationwide.
Buy/sell it. www.aphrodisiabeverage.com or
dary333@yahoo.com 2-25-20-10

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

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

DJ EFFECTS AMP RACK &
CASE, $50 OBO
352-246-6201 2-15-4-10


352flowers.com
Located across the street from UF
On University Avenue 1/2 blk E of FBS
in front of Baptist Student Center
336-2089
2-14-1-10

9 Motorcycles, Mopedg)

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

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

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

1999 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6
Must sell.. $3300 OBO Tony 941-320-9520
2-18-6-11

SCOOTER FOR $250
Needs some work-great investment
Priced to sell 386-212-7277 1-18-5-11


S Autos

*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
ORunning or not!O
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12

CARS -CARS BuyOSellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars .
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-20-71-12

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


5 Autos


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

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

GATORIDES 318-0813
93 Civic EX 2dr AT $3595
94 Accord LX 4dr $3995
94 Civic Del Sol 78k miles...................$4295
96 Accord 4dr AT $4695
4-20-71-12

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

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

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring your W2 & drive home today. Cash
cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
now 338-1999 4-20-63-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
We finance anyone! $2000 discount off fi-
nance price. More than 150 vehicles in stock.
Call 338-1999-Drive today! 4-20-63-12

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

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

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

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

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

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 war-
ranty, pwr package, 4 dr. Call Gabby. 352-
378-3953 2-17-5-12


0 Wanted

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


GiI Wanted

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..1 live in the Tower Rd area.
2-22-70-13

** I WILL BUY YOUR...**
Car, Truck, House or Furniture
"FOR FAST CASH"
Call Now! 352-538-1690
3-8-20-13


Help Wanted

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


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

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

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

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

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

University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work spring break.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106
4-20-71-14

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

HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or.PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm 378-
2442 or come in and fill out an application
@ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St
Mon-Fri 4-20-71-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
.800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations-of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-20-71-14


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

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


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


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

$9 $14/hr
All you need is a reliable car & a very 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

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

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

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


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[[ Help Wanted


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

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


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


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


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


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


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Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
1hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
352-378-4156 2-17-20-14

SUMMER JOBS
* $2100
* Co-Ed Camp
* Seven Weeks
* Room and Board Included

GET PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
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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
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City geography knowledge, customer service
exp helpful. For more info call David 379-
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Top salaries + travel allowance. A repre-
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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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send resume to jobs@brainfuse.com 2-24-
15-14

SALES ASSOCIATES
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Weekdays & Weekends. Friendly attitudes
w/good customer svc skills. Apply in person
: 4021 SW40th Blvd 2-17-10-14


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.
2-18-10-14

Leasing Consultant
Energetic attitude/Cust Service
Exp. Apply Paradigm Properties
220 N. Main 375-2152 2-14-5-14

Groundskeeper
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Transportation a must. Apply
220 N. Main 375-2152 DFWP 2-14-5-14

P-T IT Technician familiar w/MS'Office 2000
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2-18-9-14

GREAT PAY!
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Youth & Children's Minister
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Must be able to develop & implement active
Children/Youth ministry programs, commu-
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$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 1st St, Gainesville,
FL 32601 Attn: Jim Williams CYMD Search
Committee 2-14-5-14

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SHIPPING PERSONNEL/SUPERVISOR
FT or PT
Send resume to hr@gleim.com or call 352-
375-0772 ext 122 www.gleim.com 2-14-5-14

COOKS
Gator Dining Services needs experienced
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application at Gator Dining Services busi-
ness office. 2-15-5-14

Part Time IT Tech Needed, 8-12 Hrs. Wk.
Positive, Attitude & Dependable
Transportation Required. Complete
our online employment Application @
www.daysolcom 2-15-5-14

HOUSE DIRECTOR
Motivated, organized woman needed to fill
position of House Director for active UF
sorority. Please call 561-213-1818 to inquire.
3-7-14-14

Customer service rep needed, M-F, 2-9 pm,
Must be professional, outgoing and personal.
Apply today at University Air Center. 4701
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DELIVERY DRIVERS
Own Car, reliable
Apply in person b/t 2-5
Napolatanos 606 NW 75th St
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Intern Architect and Project Architect for
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Call Jan Smith or Tom McCrary at (904)724-
2216; email sma@smithmccrary.com 2-22-
10-14

ALL LEVEL TUTOR WANTED
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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


Help Wanted


Small Travel Company needs PT help.
Several positions available. Sales,
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Great Pay, flexible hours, call 352-246-
1447 ask for Chris. 2-16-5-14

GENERAL HELP

FULL-TIME DAYS
Filling 5 openings this week.
Training provided for all aspects.
UP TO $400/WK.
Call John @ 352-379-2710
2-16-5-14

$$CASH$$ For Spring Break
Turn your closet into cash. Plato's Closet
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clothing & accessories. We pay CASH on the
spot! Plato's Closet 3333 SW 34th St. 374-
4402 2-25-12-14

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
2-25-12-14

SHIPPING TECH-
Packing, mailing books for publishing
company. Yard maintenance included.
FT/PT Must be hard-working, reliable, NS.
Reliable transportation. Drug test required.
hr@gleim.com wwwgleim.com 2-16-5-14

FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS.
Looking for person with experience to help
get us on the GSA schedules and promote
our products to government agencies. Send
resume to hr@gleim.com www.gleim.com
3-10-16-14

Project Manager for Civil Engineering firm.
Land Development experience preferred.
Competitive Salary/Benefits. Email resume to
jhyde@hariiltontampa.com or fax 813-250-
3636 2-16-5-14

BOOKKEEPER, PT to help in home of-
fice. Accounting or bookkeeping exp req'd.
erowe@cox.net or fax 352-336-2057 2-
17-5-14

HOUSEKEEPER, PT few hrs/wk.
Nonsmoker. Refs req'd. Good hourly pay.
336-2056 2-17-5-14

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

The Honey Baked Ham Co & Cafe is now
hiring PT positions, sales assoc Approx
18-24 hrs/wk M,W,F. Sandwich prep
workers.Approx 18-24 hrs.wk T,R,S. Apply in
person. 618 NW60th St (Behind McDonald's
on Newberry Rd) Call 331-1253 2-18-6-14

Local A/G church needs WORSHIP
LEADER/KEYBOARDIST. Penticostal
background/contemporary songs. Paid po-
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373-8815 2-24-10-14

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 child-
care experience desired. 1049 Museum Rd
Kindercare. 2-24-10-14

Looking for enthusiastic, outgoing and detail-
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leasing-consulting office.
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2-16-5-15


FREE WRITING TUTORING -The UF
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FREE MATH & SCIENCE TUTORING The
UF Teaching Center, located in SW Broward
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See our website at teachingcenter@ufl.edu
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1. Who was the winning pitcher in
the major leagues' first regular-season
game on the West Coast?
.2. Who was the first catcher to hit
two grand slams in one game?
3. Who was the last player to lead the
NFL in receptions, receiving yards
and receiving touchdowns all in the
same season?
4. What two teams played in the last
NCAA men's basketball champi-
onship game before the 45-second
shot clock was introduced?
5. How many Stanley. Cups did
defenseman Paul Coffey win in his
career?
6. What three events did Czech dis-
tance runner Emil Zatopek win at the
1952 Olympics?
7. Three'women golfers have won
three majors in a single LPGA season.
Name then.
Answers
1. Ruben Gomez of the San Francis-
co Giants beat the Los Angeles
-Dodgers on April 15, 1958.
2. Baltimore's Chris Hoiles in 1998.
3. Green Ej Sterling Sharpe in
1992 (108 receptions, 1,461 yards, 13
TDs).
4. Villanova beat Georgetown in
1985.
5.Four three in Edmonton (1984,
1985, 1987) and one in Pittsbuigh
(1991),
6. The 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters
and marathon.
S7. Babe Zaharias (1950), Mickey
Wright (1961) and Pat Bradley
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GUNS!GUNSIGUNS!
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Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
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*Family Chiropractic*
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FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
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MEN'S BASKETBALL

Home sweet for Humphrey


By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
bapp@alligator.org

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. As
sophomore Lee Humphrey lugged
his gear toward UF's team bus, the
always-smiling, ever-humble re-
serve guard took about five steps -
from the visiting locker room be-
fore Lnr tin. a wave of cheers.
.A h.oidt of fans, many clad
in Volunteer orange, clogged
Thompson-Boling Arena's exit to
greet the fellow Tennessean.
"Good job going to Florida and
not Tennessee," one voice yelled.
Humphrey just smiled.
It was a slightly different reac-
tion than the one the Maryville,
Tenn., native received when he
came off the bench in the first
half of UF's 84-73 win against the
Volunteers.
Amid the smattering of ap-
plause, a stark reminder of where
the locals believed the Rocky Top
Gator's allegiance should lie rang
out.


"Traitor," one fan screamed.
Humphrey shook it off, pro-
viding a spark off the bench by
hitting a 3-point basket that twice
bounced off the rim and backboard
before tying the game at 28.
"I don't know how that ball
went in," said Humphrey with a
laugh.
Whi 1 e
Humphrey
didn't have a
career game,
finishing with
8 points and a
steal in 15 min-
utes, he admit-
Humphrey ted it was more
memorable
than most.
"There were a lot of hometown,
folks here that were pulling for
us," Humphrey said.. "So it's really
exciting playing for them."
Humphrey's folks in attendance
included his high school coaches,
his-parents, sitting in the arena's
VIP area known as Millionaire's
Row, and his sister, Rachael, whose


presence the sophomore especially
appreciated.
"It was fun to throw her a smile
or two," Humphrey said.
Though Humphrey's numbers
won't earn him MVP honors,
perhaps his greatest contributions
can't be discerned from any stats
sheet.
On defense, Humphrey blan-
keted Tennessee guard Chris
Lofton, holding the freshman to
8 points.
Lofton had burned the Gators
for 22 points in an overtime win
on Jan. 19.
According to Coach Billy
Donovan, that's just the type of
modest contribution typical of
Humphrey. Donovan specifically
praised Humphrey for his posi-
tive attitude after retumirig to a
reserve role following junior Matt
Walsh's recovery from a severe
ankle sprain.
"Lee is one of the most unselfish
guys I've ever coached," Donovan
said. "You talk about a guy that's a
joy to coach it's him."


Moss makes comeback.

BASKETBALL, from page 32

Brewer pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds while scoring 9
points, while Humphrey, raised about 20 miles away in Maryville,
Tenn., treated his high school coaches in attendance with 8 points
and a steal in 15 minutes.
Even junior forward Adrian Moss contributed, surprisingly
returning from a month-long departure for 2 points in 3 minutes.
During the week leading to the game, Donovan said Moss
wouldn't play. But following the win, Donovan said the junior,
who has missed 10 games this season with a back injury, was
cleared to play by team doctors on Thursday.
Donovan sent Moss into the game with 3 minutes, 48 seconds
remaining in the first half and again with 3:18 left in the game.
"I've been playing against Brandon since maybe middle
school," said Moss of the fellow Houston native. "So we all know
each other pretty well."
After taking a 41-36 halftime lead, the Gators fell behind by
as many as 3 points in the second half and were ahead by only 2
points with less than five minutes remaining.
But Lee utilized some physical play inside to establish a game-
ending 11-4 run for the Gators.
"Coming into this arena, you've got to know it's going to be
a dogfight physically," Lee said. "I'd say it's the most physical
game of the year. We really needed that one, and it's a big victory
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* THE GATORS DEFEATED AU-
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By DAN TREAT
Alligator Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

For everything that went right
for the No. 6 UF gymnastics team
Friday night, the. one thing that
didn't may be most important.
While the Gators (8-2, 3-1 SEC)
defeated No. 15 Auburn (2-4, 1-4
SEC) by a healthy 196.525-194.00
tally, senior Orley Szmuch went,
down with yet another ankle injury
during her dismount off of the bal-
ance beam.
Initially diagnosed as a sprain
by trainers, it will be re-evaluated
before Coach Rhonda Faehn will
commit to any kind of timetable for
her return.
"I think it's a sprain," Faehn
said. "We won't know exactly until
there is some time until they get it
re-evaluated.
"I don't want to guesstimate,
but sprains generally last a few
weeks."
Szmuch's injury put a damper
on a night where UF was thor-
oughly dominant, winning all four
events with scores of at least 49 and
earning at least a share of every in-
dividual title.
Freshman Ashley Reed had the


best night of her young career, win-
ning the all-around title with the
highest score for a UF individual
this season at 39.375.
In addition, she shared the un-
even bars and balance beam titles
at 9.85 on both.
Her finest turn, however, came
when she was the first to compete
after Szmuch's fall.
They haven't been able to
experience the feeling of
everybody putting it together
and having so much fun out
there. That's what their talk
was about, and that was our
goal tonight. And they did
that."
Rhonda Faehn
UF gymnastics coach


UF had been forced to count a
fall the prior week against Georgia,
and one false move could create a
similar situation.
Except Reed didn't know what
the situation was.
"Orley falling, I didn't even see
because I wasn't paying attention,"
Reed said. "I was focused, and
after falling last week I really just
wanted to come back and hit my
routine and do the best I could for
everybody, because I felt like I had


let the team down last week."
Her performance earned her
a share of the event title -with
Samantha Lutz and Auburn's Julie
Dwyer.
Reed also tied with Szmuch for
the uneven bars title, and Szmuch
also finished in a three-way tie with
Katie Rue and Breanne King for the
vault win.
Savannah Evans scored a 9.875
to win the floor exercise for the sec-
ond time in three weeks.
The Gators held a gymnasts-
only team meeting this week, and
the theme of that meeting could
be summed up in three words: no
more excuses.
On Friday night it looked like
the team got that mniscage loud and
clear.
"They haven't been able. to ex-
perience the feeling of everybody
putting it together and having so
much fun out there" Faehn said.
"That's what'their talk was about,
and that was our goal tonight. And
they did that.
"In the huddle at the end,
Chantelle [Tousek] said, 'Now this
is what it feels like. This is what it's
supposed to feel like every time.'"
The Gators will try to experience
that same feeling next Frida \. when,
they travel to Fayetteville to face
Arkansas.
Arkansas is ranked No. 12 in the
"ou ntr r


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Sophomore Samantha Lutz tied with teammate Ashley Reed
to take the beam title Friday night against Auburn.


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M N'S TENNIS

Previously perfect Gators fall at hands of Illinois


By NATASHA WEINSTEIN
Alligator Writer
A- nweinstein@alligator.org

Saturday's meeting with Illinois was a
match of firsts for the UF men's tennis team.
It was the team's first'indoor competition,
first time facing a top-five team and first loss.
The No. 3 Gators left the Atkins Tennis
Center with an end to their four-match win
streh~ after falling to fifth-ranked Illinois 7-0.
"We played hard and fought well, but I
didn't think we played well and some weak-
ness were exposed," Coach Andy Jackson


said. "We do have a weakness indoors, but we
knew the match was going to be indoors and
we scheduled it that way."
Illinois began to dominate in doubles play,
earning a win against UF's Hamid Mirzadeh
and Chris Brandi. The llini secured the point
with a 9-7 win against Ryan Sherry and Jordan
Dolberg. This loss was the first for the duo,
who have played at the bottom of the lineup
in all five matches.
Illinois' presence as an experienced indoor
team on a 35 game winning streak was appar-
ent as the match transitioned to singles play.


"The final score was 7-0 but
there was no point that we
weren't competitive."
Andy Jackson
UF men's tennis coach


Freshman Kevin Anderson earned the second
point for the Illini, after defeating UF freshman
Greg Ouellette 6-4, 6-3.
The Illini won the overall match after wins
against Vladimir Obradovic, 7-6 (4), 6-3 and


against Dolberg 6-4, 7-6.
"The final score was 7-0 but there was no
point that we weren't competitive," Jackson
said. "We are capable of beating those top
teams if we can make some progress. We have
good players who work hard and we're going
to improve; it's just a question of how quickly
we can do it. But I can guarantee we are going
to make progress."
The Gators won't have much time
for growth before the ITA Team Indoor
Championships on Thursday. The team de-
parts for Chicago on Tuesday and will face
No. 23 Harvard in the first round.


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Infielder Justin Tordi tags out Charleston Southern's Alan Bontya in Saturday's win over the Buccaneers.
Ui took two out of three in the series, winning on Sunday 15-6.


BASEBALL, from page 32

defensive debacle seen on Friday.
The Buccaneers (2-5) scored four
runs without' getting a hit past the
pitcher's mound.
Charleston Southern center
fielder Jay Reynolds led off with a
strikeout, but reached first on a wild
pitch from Ball. Freshman catcher
Keith Stewart then laid down a bunt
to the third base side, but UF third
baseman Brandon McArthur made
an errant throw past first base.
Reynolds scored on the throw,
followed by Stewart, who was able
to round the bases when UF second
baseman Adam Davis' throw home
was off-target.
SSecond baseman Drew Glosse
safely bunted when McArthur's
- throw to first was late.-Pinch hitter
Adam Brown followed with an-
other bunt and advanced to.second
on the second error by McArthur.
Brad Woods loaded the bases when
his bunt back to pitcher Ball was


fielded.
Grosse was forced back to third.
Buccaneers senior Jordan Haar then
hit a grounder to UF shortstop Justin
Tordi, who threw to Davis at second
for an out, scoring Grosse.
"We're going to have to get a
lot better, there's no question about
that," said UF coach Pat McMahon.
"After that inning, Bryan did a great
job of throwing the ball in the strike
zone and focusing."
"Charleston Southern is a vet-
eran ball club. They use the short
game very well," McMahon said.
"Coach [Jason] Murray knows our
system and does a great job with
his team."
Murray was a volunteer as-
sistant coach at UF in 2002 dur-
ing McMahon's first season in
Gainesville.
The Gators (2-1) blew'the game
out of reach in the seventh inning,
posting seven runs highlighted
by sophomore first baseman Matt
LaPorta's first hit of the season.
LaPorta sent a 2-2 pitch into the left-
field bleachers, putting UF up 15-4.


IANNINGS,from page 32

ence between Meyer and Zook.
Zook told one Alligator reporter his job
was a joke last year.
Meyer also singled the Alligator out


Friday night, but on a bit more positive
"ote, saying he was an open door for the
Al or anything for the students.
Why would Meyer do that? If you ask
Zook, he'd prbay say we're just a bunch
of lowly students wh-o-anbarely complete
sentences.
But that is Meyer's point students.


With Meyer, they matter. We matter.
With Zook, it never seemed like it.
It's refreshing to see a coach embracing
a whole university. You almost get the feel-
ing that this is how things should be.
How did Meyer get started being in-
volved on campus?
"Why I did it at Utah and why I did it


at Bowling Green is getting them to the
games," Meyer said. "Obviously, you don't
have to do that here; they're coming."
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2t0(5 E AL'LIGATOR, 31


UF struggles,


steals MSU win

By MICHAEL MAURINO
Alligator Writer
mmaurino@alligator.org

This late in the season, it doesn't matter how the games
are won. The UF women's basketball team may be telling
themselves just that after Sunday's game.
The Gators (14-10, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) defeated
Mississippi State 67-56 for their second consecutive win. But
the outcome could have easily been a tremendous collapse
for UF.
Leading at halftime 35-17, UF struggled to start the
second-half. Stretching the lead to 22, MSU (14-9, 3-7 SEC)'
found holes in the Gators' defense, driving to the hoop with
ease. By the 6:29 mark, the Bulldogs trailed UF by only 1
point.
Coach Carolyn Peck said her team needed to get back
to its first-half mentality, but with such a
large lead only two things could happen.
"Either the intensity is going to main-
tain, or you're going to lose that a little
bit," Peck said. "What I wanted our team
to continue to do is to stay focused the
way that we got up 22 and not let up."
But that was as close as the Gators
would allow MSU to come. With UFlike-
Morehead ly needing to win out to reach the post-
season, senior Tashia Morehead turned the game around.
She scored UF's next 9 points and kept the Gators' NCAA
Tournament hopes alive for another week.
Morehead was nearly perfect, as she led all scorers with
19 points on nine-of-ten shooting. She also added five re-
bounds and two assists.
Morehead gave her teammates credit for her perfor-
mance and revealed she felt some pressure with the ball in
her hands and MSU holding the momentum.
"To be honest, I was a little nervous," she said. "But I was
looking at open shots and I had to take them."
Junior Bernice Mosby again joined Morehead as a lead-
ing scorer. Mosby collected her seventh double-double of
.the season, recording 17 points and 16 rebounds.
On the night, UF shot 48 percent to MSU's 34 percent and
outrebounded the Bulldogs 47-29.
UF cold relate to what MSU had to come back from in
the second half. Several times this season, the Gators fought
back from second-half deficits only to lose on an opponent's
late rally.
Peck said that she reminded her players that a loss could
end UF's postseason hopes.
"It wasn't a matter of 'we have to win,'" Peck said. "It
was more of 'we have been on the other side,' as far as com-
ing from behind, 20 points down. Knowing thaf ... that was
the thing that we just did not want to happen."
The Gators are off Thursday and will play No. 21
Vanderbilt at home on Sunday.


Matt Marriott, Alligator Staff
UF senior diver Zach Wilcox jumps en route to taking a bronze medal in the Southeastern Conference,
Diving Championships on Sunday. Wilcox and Vitor Assuncao gave the Gators 58 points.



Diving seniors seize medals


By BRIAN STEELE
AlligatorWriter

Just like a switch, the-pressure
has changed.
The UF divers have done their
part. Now the -pressure is on the
swimmers. The moment they have
been working towards all season
will begin in two days as the swim-
mers hit the pool for their turn at the
Southeastern Conference champion-
ship. However, UF can feel slightly
more at ease after the diving team
put in a solid effort this weekend.
With two of the three competing
divers for the Gators being seniors,
the coaching staff knew 'what to
expect from them. Yet, that is not all
that they received.
"It was probably [the divers']
best performances in conference,"
diving coach Donnie Craine said.
"Vitor [Assuncao] exceeded expec-
tations. This experience should help
him. He's found out how good he
could possibly be."
While Assuncao may only be a
sophomore, it was still the senior


duo of Nicole Bolt and Zach Wilcox
that ended their final home meets
with medals. In the one-meter
springboard, Bolt climbed up two
spots, after finishing fourth in the
preliminaries, and notched the silver
medal with a score of 280.30, 16.10
points behind gold-medalist Taryn
Ignacio from Kentucky. The next
day, Wilcox added to UF's medals
with a bronze finish on the platform
with a total score of 533.75.
"I would tell [the swim-
mers] to remember the
emotions they felt when
Zach hit a dive today. Put
that energy into every swim
they have."
Donnie Craine
UF diving coach

Overall, Bolt scored 33 points
for the women, placing them in
seventh place. Wilcox and Assuncao
contributed 58 points, good for fifth
place. With the focus on the swim-


ming part of the championship
round, Craine wants the swimmers
to remember the emotions the div-
ers have set a precedent for and to
continue that on into the week of
competition.
"I would tell [the swimmers] to
remember the emotions they felt
when Zach hit a dive today," he
said. "Put that energy into every
swim they have."
Even though the focus may be
shifted now,. there is still no dsre-
gard for what the three competing
divers were able to accomplish this
weekend.
"I think one or two little things
were not perfect, but we did much
of what we expected," he said. "This
weekend makes the divers think
that they have as good of a chance as
anybody at NCAA's."
As Bolt and Wilcox made their
home farewells, it was not without
support. As Craine points out, the
support was given between both the
divers and the home crowd.
"Home-pool advantage helped
us a lot," he said.


SOFTBALL

Fighting Irish prove too much for Gators in final game
By WILLIS JACOBSON tournament's opening day. "We scored in big bunches, which is poor of a performance as we've had since I
Alligator Writer "When you're seeing it, you're seeing a nice thing; I don't know if we've ever can remember."


Although they spent two weeks waiting
to finally play within the friendly confines
of their home stadium, the No. 19 Gators
(11-1) spent most of the weekend making
sure that not many balls stayed there.
After hitting'only one home run in their
first seven games,.the UF offense exploded
for five deep balls en route to a second-
place finish in the GRU Classic. The Gators
dropped their first game of the year in the
tournament's championship game, losing
4-2 to Notre Dame (3-2).
Junior left-fielder Lindsey Cameron
led the sudden-UF power surge, going 5
for 7 with 3 home runs and 5 RBIs on the


it," Cameron said. "I just felt really confi-
dent and comfortable in the.box ... I defi-
nitely felt like I was in a zone."
Cameron's trio of home runs on the day
matched her total from all of last year and
gave her 16 for her career. She is now tied
for second all-time on the UF home run
list.
All was not great for the Gators over
the weekend, however.
They were forced to come'from behind
in wins. against South Florida (5-5) and
Coastal Carolina (3-6), in which they were
held scoreless for a combined nine in-
nings, before finally falling to the Fighting
.Irish in the title game. .


scored seven runs in one inning before but
... it's kind of like what's happening with
our defense right now,"
Coach Karen Johns said.
"Our mental approach
isn't consistent from [in-
nings] one through seven
right now; we're kind of
hitting some highs and,
lows and that's what
we've got to avoid."
The Gators also committed six total er-
rors in the tournament, including four in a
5-2 win against Coastal Carolina.
"I was obviously very frustrated with
our defense,' Johns.said. felt.that was,as


Despite the loss, Johns said that the
Gators did show some positive signs that
they can build on for the future.
"I like the way that we competed and
I liked the way that we stayed in cc.arol
the whole way through, we didn't re-
ally panic," Johns said. "I felt some really
great unity, great karma coming from the
group."
"We just really have to get back and
work on some mechanical things."
The Gators will travel to Las Vegas
this weekend to compete in the LULV
Tournament.
Their first game will be Friday against
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Sports
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2005


ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/sports


Gators bounce back

By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
bapp@alligator.org

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. When the
Gators returned to the friendlier confines
of Gainesville following their Tuesday loss
at No. 5 Kentucky, something about the 3-
point defeat stung slightly worse than any
in years pa t
"\e tlelt lie we had Kentucky," junior
guard Matt \\'alh said. "We felt like if we
wanted to win games like that, we need to
dlne .some thtn .z. I
Frs-hrated i. itli late-game turnovers and
nuL.:omnIuin:ailcon against the Wildcats, the
Gators' Big Three of Walsh, junior guard
Anthony Roberson and senior forward
David Lee called for a, players-only team
meeting. Review of the game tape stressed
the importance of five players being in tune
with one another at all times.
In a key conference road game against
Tennessee on Saturday, it appeared the
message "stuck, as the Gators (15-6, 7-3
Southeastern Conference) turned a teeter-
totter game into an 84-73 retributive victory
-.UF's first at the Volunteers' Thompson-
Boling Arena since 2002.
It kfel: good," Walsh said of his first win
in kno,.v iUe "But I'm not going to open the
champagne over it."
Walsh finished -with a game-high 23
points and went 4-for-5 from 3-point range.
Roberson, who came into the game aver-
aging a league-best 18.4 points per game,
scored 16, and Lee had a season-high 21
poiifcoupled with 12 rebounds for his sev-
enth double-double of the season.
The Gators are now 8-1 when each of the
Big Three reach double digits in scoring. But
for Walsh, some of UF's supporting cast was
just as vital.
"I think everybody showed that they re-
ally cared about the team and they wanted
to win," Walsh said of his team's response.
Tennessee natives Corey Brewer and Lee
Humphrey turned the Volunteer-orange
crowd blue with treasonous outings.. ..


By TIM CASEY
Alligator Writer
tcasey@alligator.org

The mood in the UF dugout
covered the emotional spectrum
this weekend. It went from op-
timistic to sullen, frustrated to
anguished, anxious to relieved
and eager to satisfied.
Against visiting Charleston
Soulern, the Gators (2-1)
dropped their home and sea-


son opener Friday night 5-4 in
11 innings. On Saturday, they
were on the opposite end of a
one-run game, winning 3-2. UF
took the series' rubber game
yesterday in the fashion most
expected to see, winning 15-6.
Senior Jeff Corsaletti led the
charge by matching his career
high of 6 RBI, and missed hit-
ting a triple to complete the
cycle. He hit a thiee-run home
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inning and stole a base in a
3-for-4 performance that was
seen by 2,086 fans.
"We wanted to get out of the
chutes early and put it on them
today," Corsaletti said. "We
were very, very disappointed on
Friday. We were embarrassed to
lose that opener. We know if we
play our game, and don't press,
we'll be successful."
Junior Bryan Ball faced only
three batters in four of his six


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innings, allowing three hits
while matching his career-best
strikeout total with seven. Ball
(1-0) allowed one earned run in
the winning decision.
"It's good to see our bats
waking up and get a series un-
der ours belts," Ball said. "We
have a lot of work to do."
In the top of the third inning,
the game almost reverted to the
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 30


New coach,

new attitude,

better system

Watch out for Urban Meyer.
You may be seeing him a bit
more in the coming months.
Starting today, he'll be seemingly
.everywhere.
From baseball games to fraternity
and sorority houses, he'll be there.
"I've been involved with college
athletics a long time and being a part
of the student body is a big part,"
Meyer said Friday night after throw-
ing out the first pitch of the UF base-
ball season. My wife is that way, I'm
that way and my
kids are that way.
You're going to
see us at a 1it of


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Extra lannings
ifisher@alligator.org


events."
Ahh, the stu-
dent body. Meyer
wants to put the
student back in
the term "stu-
dent-athlete."


Anyone can talk a big game, but
Meyer is doing it.
'He has four meetings scheduled
for today.
What a Valentine's Day.
"People think I'm nuts' Meyer
said. "Not many coaches do that, but I
think that's part of the fun."
It's probably true that not many
coaches get so involved in this day
and age.
However, I remember a certain UF
coach paying a fraternity a visit just
last semester.
Let's compare. The Zooker goes
to Pi Kappa Phi and allegedly gets
into a heated argument with some
members.
Meyer wants to meet them and get
to know them.
Meyer wanted to give the program
a complete 180, some players said
on his first day. (Actually, one said a
complete 360, but that would put the
program right where it was another
8-win season.)
Now I see the 180-degree differ-
SEE INNINGS, PAGE 30


NCAA Men's Basketball
North Carolina 77
Connecticut 70
NFL Pro Bowl
NFC 27
AFC 38


Men's Basketball -SEC East
1. Kentucky .10-0
2. UF 7-3
3. South Carolina 5-5
4. Vanderbilt 4-6
5. Tennessee 4-7


* 1995: The No. 14 UF women's basketball
team was upset at the University of New
Orleans. The Gators were lucky, as only 168
people were in attendance to witness the
debacle.


*NCAA Men's Basketball: Pittsburgh vs.
Syracuse
ESPN, 7 p.m.
INCAA Men's Basketball: Kansas vs.
Texas Tech
ESPN, 9 p.m.


SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 28 ". ". .


After opener upset, UF finishes big


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