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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 101
Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005
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Fraternity runs SG bureau
By MEGAN SEERY
Alligator Staff Writer
Control of the nation's largest stu-
dent-run speakers bureau has rested in
the hands of a single UF fraternity for
13 of the past 15 years.
Thirteen of the past 16 leaders of
Accent are members of Alpha Epsilon
Pi Fraternity. With a budget of $366,104
for the 2004-2005 academic year, Accent
is one of Student Government's most
heavily funded agencies, making its
chairperson one of the most important
student leaders on campus.
Historically, key SG positions, such
as the Accent chairmanship, have been
linked to "open secret" deals arranged
by Greek and other student organiza-
Despite promises to make SG po-
sitions accessible to all UF students,
Student Body President Jamal Sowell
selected an Alpha
Student Epsilon Pi member,
Government David Buchalter,
for the current
chairmanship in 2004.
Sowell said although he couldn't
comment on past Accent appointments,
his support for Buchalter proves SG
provides access to all students because
Alpha Epsilon Pi, or AEPi, supported
his competition, the Innovate.Party.
"I told myself I would not be one
of those candidates who blocked other
groups because they lost," Sowell said.
"Look at the applications and see that
David was the most qualified person."
In 1998, a circuit court found that
Florida Blue Key, UF's oldest leader-
ship honorary, had "historically em-
ployed a house and group system of
control over members and aspiring
members to determine candidates for
Student Government elected and ap-
pointed offices," according to court
In practice, influential SG posts,
including executive and legislative
offices, were distributed among UF's
Greek chapters and other key organi-
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Afeni Shakur, mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur, and Jasmine Guy, who wrote the biog-
raphy of Afeni Shakur, address questions from the audience Tuesday night at the University
Auditorium. The duo were in Gainesville as part of Black History Month. See story, page 4.
By EMILY YEHLE
A Monday court decision may
prove that UF's highest governing
body, the Board of Trustees, un-
lawfully refused to recognize the
university's faculty union, United
Faculty of Florida, officials said.
Responding to an appeal filed
by UFF and other unions, the
First District Court of Appeals in
Tallahassee decided Monday that
the state government should have
continued to recognize collective
bargaining units, such as faculty
unions, when it reorganized the
governance of state universities in
The ruling overturns an earlier
decision by the Public Employees
Relations Commission, or PERC,
which stated that the governing
bodies ofFSU and the University of
West Florida did not have to recog-
nize the existing chapters of UFF.
Consequently, faculty unions at
those universities were forced to
re-establish themselves, rather than
continue as before.
"This is a historic decision, "UFF
president Tom Auxter said, adding,
"Now the stalling time is over, and
the court has made it clear."
Although UF was not included
in the appeal, the ruling should af-
fect the position of the university's
faculty union, said Kim Emery,
president of UF's chapter of UFF.
Since the universities' boards
of trustees were given governing
power over their public universi-
ties in 2003, UF's has been the sole
board that has refused to recognize
its faculty's union.
The union was previously
recognized by the state Board of
Education, which governed over
the universities, but that recognition
ceased when the Board of Governors
and the Board of Trustees were given
their governing powers.
But the ruling states that state
government cannot "terminate its
obligations under a collective bar-
gaining agreement simply by reor-
. ganizing the executive branch."
Therefore, the ruling means the
trustees have been acting unlaw-
fully by not negotiating with the
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sured and influenced
to switch their support
to The Gator Party.
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Candidate uses one name
One of the candidates running
in March's City Commission
election will be listed on the bal-
lot under a single name.
Local attorney and artist
Gabriel Kaimowitz, who is run-
ning for the At-Large seat, has
chosen to run only as Gabriel.
Supervisor of Elections Pam
Carpenter said it was not against
election laws to register under
According to regulations,
candidates must only run under
their given name, which does not
necessarily have to include both
their first and last names.
However, under the provi-
sions of Associated Press writing
style, the Alligator will con-.
tinue to fe to the candidate as
Car catches fire at Keys
A car parked in the lot behind
the Keys Complex dormitory
caught fire Monday night, caus-
ing the evacuation of two build-
ings, authorities said.
UF student Benjamin L.
Troupe told University Police he
bought the 1972 Chevy Impala
last week and just had an auto-
matic starter installed.
Authorities reported that
when they arrived at the lot at 7:
53 p.m., there were flames com-
ing from the maroon Impala.
There were' no injuries or
damage to UF property, the re-
UPD spokesman Joe Sharkey
said there is no indication of foul
play and no other cars were dam-
Buildings 9 and 10 of the com-
plex were evacuated as a precau-
The cause of the fire is still
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 3
Commutes for budding pharmacists may increase
By JEFF SIRMONS
Some UF pharmacy students recently
discovered they must travel up to 10 hours
per week to attend classes because of a new
initiative that requires some of them to finish
their coursework outside Gainesville.
"Many students of our class are disap-
pointed with basically the way we've been
treated for this campus selection process,"
pharmacy student Lauren Bassett said. "It's
only fair that when you spend your entire
undergraduate and graduate career in
Gainesville that you finish out in Gainesville
The program was designed for the edu-
cational benefit of all students, said William
Riffee, dean of the College of Pharmacy. By
making all class sizes equal at each cam-
pus, including in Orlando, Jacksonville,
St. Petersburg and Gainesville, all students
have equal access to professors and will
present senior projects at relatively the same
"This allows students to stay in clinical
practice out of Gainesville for eight weeks in-
stead of just two to three," Riffee said. "Also,
it equalizes the number of students at each
location so students get relatively the same
Money was not a factor in the decision-
making process, as no money was saved
because of this new program, he said.
Pharmacy administrators did try to place
students near their homes to solve transpor-
tation problems, Riffee said.
About 30 students will have to commute
from Gainesville, he said, but more than 40
pharmacist hopefuls voiced concerns at a
Monday forum attended by more than 100
"I don't think you could look me in the
eye and say the education is equivalent at
UF Bassett said at the
concerned a lack of warning.
"There was nothing that said that in
those last two months I couldn't stay in
Gainesville," said Adriana Cabrera, a phar-
macy student who also attended the forum.
The program has been in the works since
last Spring, and there has been plenty of time
since then for students' input, Riffee said.
The change also was based on complaints
from previous pharmacy graduates, who said
they would rather stay in their respective city
and not return to Gainesville, Riffee said.
But students at the forum pointed out that
their predecessors chose where to attend the
clinics, whereas now, students are being told
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where to go for the clinics and classes.
The college's administrators will meet
this week to discuss students' input from
the forum and tweak the pharmacy cur-
riculum so fewer students have problems,
Federal law makes hiring foreign professors costlier
* UF WILL HAVE TO PAY A
$500 "ANTI-FRAUD" FEE TO
HIRE A FOREIGN NATIONAL.
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
Hiring international professors
will become costlier on March 8, but
officials hope a new $500 fee will not
stop departments from hiring them.
SAccording to federal law, any UF
department or unit seeking to hire a
foreign national must pay the fee.
UF has about 900 employees
who fall under the affected category.
Though the fee will apply only to
new employees, 900 hires would
cost $450,000 under the new policy.
"I would fear that this would
be seen.as a deterrence," said Lynn
Frazier, associate director of the UF
International Center. "It's another
fee that has to be paid."
Congress amended the
Immigration and Nationality Act in
December to require the fee, which-
Will be divided between the U.S.
departments of State, Homeland
Security and Labor, to prevent visa
fraud, according to the legislation.
UF's international faculty not
only bring a global perspective to
campus, but they also are often the
best in their fields, Frazier said.
"We want to be able to bring
in the best," Frazier said. "That in-
cludes looking at the world as our
UF Interim Provost Joe Glover
doubted the fee would make de-
partments think twice about hiring
"It'll be a little more expensive,
but it won't deter them," he said.
Faculty Senate Chairman Pierre
Ramond agreed hirings likely
would not decrease, but suggested
academics may take a hit.
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4, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005
Tupac's mom speaks out
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Speaking conversationally from a pair of
armchairs onstage, Afeni Shakur and Jasmine
Guy told a crowd of approximately 800 to join
the "conspiracy" to save the lives of young
people in the United States.
"There is a disease permeating your gener-
ation," Shakur said to the younger members
of the audience. "And it's not on anybody's
Shakur, the mother of the late rapper
Tupac Shakur and a former Black Panther,
asked attendees to raise their hands if they
knew anyone who had died as a result of
suicide or violence. The pair then urged
audience members to make saving lives
their foremost struggle, while practicing
compassion and taking responsibility for
"Spread the conspiracy," Shakur said, add-
ing that people need to go one-on-one against
the wrongs they see-on a day-to-day basis.
Shakur and Guy, an actress, producer and
writer, among other things, .discussed the
need to leave behind, even if only tempo-
rarily, a preoccupation with "-isms," and to
instead act to help those in need, particularly
victims of violence.
Guy also spoke briefly about her book,
"Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary,"
chronicling Shakur's life.
Shakur later addressed the problems she
said society faces in ending violence.
"We are afraid of doing the simple things
that will make life in our world and our com-
munities better," Shakur said.
Later, Shakur and Guy took questions
from the audience.
In response to a query regarding the role
of technology in promoting violence, Guy
said technology is irrelevant to the problem
and instead focused on the broader picture.
"We are afraid of doing the simple
things that will make life in our
world and our communities better."
mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur
"I think the respect and the love of life is
missing in our kids," she said.
Shakur added that society should stop
pointing fingers as an easy way out.
Guy agreed: "To me, the boogeyman is
more subtle," she said.
Sarah Musooli, a telecommunications
sophomore, called the speech "profound"
Sand said it differed from most others she
"It was more real, and honest and per-
sonal," she said.
The event was a part of Black History
Month celebrations and sponsored by the
Black Student Union and Accent, UF's
author of the bi-
ography of Afeni
Shakur, speaks to
about her acting ca-
reer as well as her
Shakur's son, rap-
per Tupac, Tuesday
night at the Univer-
Nick West, Alligator Staff
Murder trials begin in 2004 stabbing, 2003 shootings
S-PROSECUTORS ARE SEEKING LIFE
IN PRISON IN BOTH CASES.
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Two trials, one involving the murder of
an SFCC student and the other a double ho-
micide, are scheduled to begin today in the
Alachua County Criminal Courthouse.
Ralph Fayson II, 33, is accused of stabbing
former girlfriend Crystal Lachaun Grant
in the neck with a steak knife in May. Lake
Wales resident Willie James Hudson, also
known as "PeeWee," 30, is standing trial for
the July 2003 shooting deaths of Kevin Harris
and John Adkins.
Apartment management discovered
Grant's body six days after she was mur-
dered in her Fox Hollow apartment, which
showed no signs of forced entry.
Fresh from a community pool party,
Grant, 22, still ivas clad in her swimsuit top
and shorts when her attacker stabbed her.
Witnesses said Fayson was the last person
with Grant before her death May 15 and that
Grant had said she believed Fayson had a
copy of her keycard, according to an Alachua
County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
This was not the first time Fayson has
been linked to violence against women.
Between 1993 and '2003, Fayson was
charged with assault against six different
women on seven separate occasions. One of
the cases involved the aggravated battery of
Fayson's former girlfriend, Lanu Perosi, in
1994. Fayson served time in prison for chok-
ing Perosi and stabbing her in the neck with
a steak knife. Perosi's wound required 24
stitches to close, according to the report.
As of yet, Fayson has declined legal
counsel and will represent himself during
State Attorney's Office spokesman
Spencer Mann said a variety of pitfalls exists
when a defendant who's not trained in law or
criminal procedures elects to defend himself.
Some of these could include slowing
down the trial process or giving the defen-
dant an opportunity to seek an appeal on the
grounds he or she was unable to put on an
adequate defense, Mann said.
James Connor, a private attorney, has been
appointed as standby counsel should Fayson
decide he wants legal representation.
Today is the second time
Hudson stands trial for the ho-
Local micides of Harris and-Adkins,
Courts as well as for possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon.
An Alachua County jury
failed to reach a verdict in his December trial,
and a mistrial was declared.
Gainesville Police responded to a crash
on July 2, 2003, where a silver Buick struck
Gainesville City Commissioner Craig Lowe's
home, 1034 NE 5th Ave. The occupants of the
vehicle, Adkins and Harris, had been shot to
death in an alleged drug transaction.
Adkins and Harris were in the driver and
passenger seats, respectively.
The vehicle was registered to Hudson,
whose wallet was found in the backseat.
The angles of the gunshot wounds as well as
blood-spatter analysis indicate the two men
were shot by someone from the backseat.
Harris had been at a friend's house, lo-
cated approximately two blocks from the
scene of the crash, when the Buick pulled up
and Harris climbed into the passenger's seat.
A struggle ensued as Harris attempted to es-
cape the car, which peeled out down the road.
Soon afterward two gunshots were heard, ac-
cording to witnesses.
A man matching Hudson's appearance
was seen fleeing from the scene on foot, ac-
cording to a GPD report.
On the day of the shootings, Adkins was
"cooking" a batch of drugs in his apartment,
The prosecution is seeking life imprison-
ment without the possibility of parole in both
trials, expected to last until Friday, Mann
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005 a ALLIGATOR, 5
Group pushes constitutional ban of gay marriage
SBy JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE Even though
Florida already has a law banning
same-sex marriages, a group is
pushing to enshrine that ban in the
The Florida. Coalition to Protect
Marriage, an alliance of religious
groups led by Liberty Counsel, an
Orlando-based legal foundation
affiliated with Liberty University
Law School, will have to gather
more than 611,001 valid signatures
by next February to get the "Florida
Marriage Protection Amendment"
on the ballot in 2006.
Matthew D. Staver, president
of Liberty Counsel and author
of "Same-Sex Marriage: Putting
Every Household at Risk," said the
amendment was necessary to pre-
vent "activist judges" from ruling
that the state's marriage law violates
the state constitution.
In the past year, judges in
Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts
and New York have ruled that those
states' same-sex marriage bans vio-
late their state constitutions. Staver
said that the Massachusetts ruling
was an example of how a similar
court decision could go into effect
within six months faster than
the Florida Constitution can be
"Once you- smell smoke, you
don't put in sprinklers once the
building has burned," Staver said. "I
think the building is almost on fire
Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday that
he did not believe the new amend-
ment was necessary because the
Florida Defense of Marriage Act,-
passed in 1997, already bans gay
Staver said that while he was dis-
appointed by Bush's words, he was
"I think it's typical for some
politicians to wait until the house
is burning before they take action,
and I think Jeb Bush might be one
of these politicians," he said. "I think
the building is clearly in jeopardy of
being on fire, and there's more than
enough reason for the amendment."
The Florida office of theAmerican
Civil Liberties Union warned
Monday that if the amendment
passes and a company provides
benefits to unmarried partners, a
legal challenge could be brought
on the grounds that the company
violated the state constitution.
"I think same-sex policies
would set a precedent
that moms and dads are
irrelevant in the raising of
Matthew D. Staver
Liberty Counsel president
But Staver said that further ac-
ceptance of gay and lesbian relation-
ships is a threat to marriage and
society as a whole. "I think same-sex
policies would set a precedent that
moms and dads are irrelevant in the
raising of children," he said.
Staver admitted that Southern
states, which boast higher rates
of religious observance, also have
higher rates of divorce, teen preg-
nancy and births out of wedlock
than Northern states.
"That's true; that's conceded.
We've let marriage degenerate in
this country, but then they say let's
have same-sex couples have a shot
at it," he said. "But what I always
-say is, just because marriage is wob-
bly, you don't push it off the cliff.
Same-sex marriage would push it
off a cliff."
Tamara Cohen, UF director
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgendered Affairs, said she
is disappointed by the continued
momentum of such constitutional
gay-marriage bans, which passed in
all 11 states where they were on the
ballot in the 2004 election.
"I think all of these movements
have a very negative effect," she
said. "The state already has a law,
and so this is just like a move to fur-
ther stir things up and take away the
few legal rights that some couples
do have that they've worked out
privately with employers."
Cohen said that the drive to ban
same-sex unions is part of a back-
lash by people who are confused
and think their religious beliefs are
"People think they're protect-
ing the sanctity of marriage, but
nobody's trying to change people's
religious belief," she said, adding,
"This is talking about legal rights
and protections under the law:
whether some people get these pro-
tections and other people don't." -
Cohen said she thinks UF is
moving in the right direction with
policies that embrace tolerance
and diversity ideas she said she
believes will win out in the end but
only after weathering considerable
hostility. She cited UF's Same-Sex
Handholding Days in Turlington
Plaza today and Thursday as a
sign of progress in the struggle for
.tolerance of gays and lesbians on
Brian Triplett, president of UF
Campus Crusade for Christ, said his
group supports defining marriage in
terms of one man and one woman.
"As far as our belief statement,
we would agree with that philoso-
phy," he said. "But as a student of-
ganization, we're not very active in
the political scene." -
The Florida Coalition to Protect
Marriage is on the Web at http://
Kyoto emissions pact begins
BBUT THE UNITED STATES DID NOT
RATIFY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN.
By DAVID COHEN
A worldwide pact to curb damage from
industrial pollution will take effect today, but
the United States will not be taking part.
The Kyoto Protocol, a global effort to lower
greenhouse gas emissions, will be imple-
mented by 141 nations starting today, but
despite being the world's leading industrial
nation and its largest polluter, according to the
Associated Press, the United States is lagging
behind in protecting the environment.
University environmental groups are wor-
ried about the future of the planet.
"I feel like it is aver important issue, both
literally and figuratively," UF Environmental
Action Group President Karen Modzelewski
said. "I am disappointed in the constant de-
regulation and the laxity of the [Environmental
Protection Agency]. Some conservatives daim
to be progressive. President Bush is not one of
them..I knew that this was something that was
going to be put on the back burner."
In December 1997, more than 160 nations,
including the United States, met in Japan to
initiate the Kyoto Protocol, which requires the
lowering of harmful greenhouse gases by 7
percent from 1990 levels by 2012.
"Carbon dioxide is contributing to the
greenhouse effect," said UF professor Graeme
SCumming. "The Earth is g-
Sing to get a bit warmer. B
| 2100, we probably wont
have the same color in the
Northeast. The trees that
make the four colors will be
affected by climate change."
However, the U.S. Senate
Buh did not ratify the agreement
Bushdue to potential negative
economic effects. In 2001, President Bush for-
mally declined to participate.
Animals are at risk as well, Cumming said.
"There will be periods of extreme weather
conditions that are longer than normal. Ahuge
range of species will be affected by a change.in
climate," he said.
"Climate change is happening already," he
said. "Scientific evidence is really dear. It's too
little too late."
The Associated Press contributed to this
Alleged stalker arrested
By ELIZABETH PRANN
A Gainesville man was ar-
rested for stalking, battery, making
harassing phone calls and false
imprisonment, authorities said.
Sean K. Clark, of 2800 SW 35th
Place, began his suspicious actions
in October with harassing calls to
Laura Winters, of 3623 NW 77th
Terrace, who at the time did not
file any charges, reports state.
The couple saw each other
on and off after the incident, but
Clark's conduct turned obscene af-
ter the last breakup, reports state.
Clark allegedly began leav-
ing vulgar messages on Winter's
voicemail and her mother's an-
Clark escalated his behavior
-when Winters went to his apart-
ment to retrieve some of her be-
longings Saturday, wrapping his
arms around her and forcing her
against the wall to prevent her
from leaving, reports state.
Gainesville Police spokesman
Keith Kameg said out of Clark's
alleged crimes,' false imprison-
ment is the most serious.
"We are very happy our victim
contacted us," Kameg
S said. "We never want
Public to see them escalate."
Sa ty .Clark also report-
edly opened Winters'
mailbox and walked around
the residence shouting, "I know
you're in there."
Kameg said the department
does not see many stalking cases
but that they usually involve a
"[There] is usually one who is
not able to deal with it being over,"
Kameg said. "You don't have the
right to harass people."
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6, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005
SG parties, official must
own up to their mistakes
Campaign violations are stacking up this election season,
and no one wants to accept responsibility for them. The
violations this week, in which Student Government par-
ties put up unapproved campaign fliers and failed to turn in ex-
pense reports, are only recent examples of a disturbing trend.
As the parties have said, some of the blame rests upon SG
Supervisor of Elections Ali Blye, who has not adequately in-
formed parties and has not been accessible to questions.
However, the parties must accept responsibility for them-
After the expense report violations, the common response
from the parties seemed to be, "Uh, they didn't call us on our
cell phones and tell us to turn the stuff in."
When they were called out for putting up campaign fliers
that violated election codes, they said they were unsure of the
exact date in which the requirement for obtaining approval for
Apparently, their logic is, "We're not sure whether or not this
will be a violation, so we'll just do it and see what happens."
This sort of thinking was punished back in kindergarten.
Furthermore, the starting dates for both of these issues are
spelled out in SG statutes: they begin when the election season
begins. It is true that the statutes only say the season begins the
fourth Tuesday before Spring elections, which leaves it unclear
whether or not Spring Break is included in that time period.
However; parties confused about the dates should make an ef-
fort to find out what is correct -not simply assume they have
immunity because the confusion exists.
The bottom line is, students who seek to represent the stu-
dent body must be responsible for following the rules of the
process. This is especially true for the representatives of the
larger parties-such as Impact and Voice-who have been
involved in SG for long enough that they should know what
is going on.
At the same time, Blye must make an effort to inform parties
of these issues, especially considering there are many indepen-
dent candidates who have not been in the system and do not
know how it works.
This has been a problem with Blye since the Fall, when a
combination of issues led many students to not being allowed
onto the ballot. In the most visible of these issues, Blye failed to
inform 75 Student Senate hopefuls of the rescheduling of a man-
datory meeting, prompting then-Access Campaign Manager
SAndre Samuels to file a complaint against Blye with the SG
In response, Blye said that nowhere "in [her] job description
did it say to individually contact people."
But contacting them, directly or indirectly, is her job. She is
responsible for making sure the parties are informed of these
issues. Whether she personally contacts them is irrelevant, as
long as it gets done.
Unfortunately, instances of this miscommunication have
been frequent. Here are some other quotes on the issue, only
these are from Alligator articles about the incidents:
"Blye did not return phone calls Wednesday afternoon."
"Blye refused comment Monday."
"The only person who can clear up the confusion is SG
Supervisor of Elections Ali Blye, who did not return five phone
calls made between 4 p.m and 9:30 p.m."
It is clear that Blye is not doing her job correctly. She should
be more available to assist parties in the election and should
make an attempt to actively inform these parties on key issues.
However, the parties ultimately must take responsibility
S for themselves. If they are going to lead the student body, they
must prove they are capable of doing so.
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Ballot proposals continue
t never ends, does it?
On Monday, the Florida Coalition to Protect
Marriage began collecting signatures to place an
amendment to the state constitution banning gay mar-
riage before voters when they go to the polls next year.
Now, excuse me for side-stepping the question of
banning same-sex marriage. Call me crazy, but I'm
somewhat ambivalent on the subject. For me, the issue
is the process. Our ballot proposal system for amending
the state constitution, in a word, sucks.
In fact, Floridians in November approved a constitu-
tional amendment to try to fix it by placing additional
restrictions on future ballot proposals. However, the
new provisions just make the new process more confus-
ing and toughen access for those without big financial
backing but hey, the Florida Student Association sup-
ported it, so it must be right.
If you voted in November, you might remember it
as one of those funny blocks of text at the end of the
Maybe you were feeling so generous that you decid-
ed to vote for every-single proposal. Chances are, you
did, because every amendment on the ballot last year
passed. Every single one.
Since 2002, Florida has passed 17 constitutional
amendments via the initiative petition process. Is our
state government really in need of such dramatic over-'
haul to warrant so many amendments?
As the same-sex marriage amendment symbolizes,
the nut-jobs and the wieners alike already have begun
jockeying for 2006. Here's a sneak peek.
The Minimum Drinking Age Amendment: This
would lower the state drinking age to 18. Who cares if
federal highway funding is tied to keeping the limit at
21? Sure, all of our roads are just fine.
Leave No Legislator Behind: This would require
e to be crazy
S elected legislators to pass
the Florida Comprehensive
.Assessment Test (FCAT), which
10th graders must pass to gradu-
: ate from a state high school.
Lower Voting Age to Sixteen:
Gavin Baker Take a wild guess.
Close to Home Yari-Professor Fun-Der-Full
email@example.com Lawrence's Legalization of
Marijuana Committee: The text
of this amendment says "our
state and our country have wasted countless billions of
our hard-earned money on a 'Drug War' that we cannot
win" but does not actually legalize marijuana. No, I am
not making this up.
Those proposals likely won't garner the 611,011
signatures required to make their way onto ballots, but
others will and we likely will pass them.
The genius of the system is truly stunning. We don't
turn out to vote for our legislators, and then we don't
trust them. So, we allow citizens to put amendments
on the ballot in case the legislators aren't doing their
job. The text on the ballot can be as vague or confusing
as the author desires. Then, we don't understand the
proposals, but they all sound good, so we vote for all
of them. Next, we wonder how such awful proposals
got passed, put them back on the ballot and vote them
What can be done? In times of doubt I only can look
to classic rock, so to quote The Who, "I'll tip my hat to
the new constitution, take a bow for the new revolution,
smile and grin at the change all around, pick up my
guitar and play, just like yesterday, then I'll get on my
knees and pray we don't get fooled again."
Gavin Baker is a history freshman. His column appears
The Views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Letters to the Editor
Party needs leaders, not change in goals
Editor: I'm growing tired of reading and lis-
tening to people explain what the Democratic
Party needs to do to be successful. Some of
the common refrains are fiscal conservatism,
morality and the need to realize mainstream
America has moved to the right.
What the Democrats actually need are
some real .leaders men and women who
aren't afraid to say the "L" word.
Do I support, higher taxes? If it means
better roads and schools; cleaner water and Congress. These positions need to be filled by
air, and a safer place for my kids to grow up extraordinary people leaders, dare I say. We
in, you're damn right I do. Do I choose peace need individuals who clearly and passionately
and cooperation over war? Every freakin' day can articulate a vision of a better day to the rest
of the week. Do I support a woman's right to of us. The Republicans possess a few of these
have control over her body? Shouldn't every- people. I usually don't agree with them, but
one? Yes, I am a liberal, and I'm proud of the people are compelled to follow them because
history of social activism that comes with it. they state their beliefs without hesitation.
There is another point that seems to be The problem with a lot of Democrats is that
lost on a lot of people. Most ordinary citi- they have been led to believe they must trick
zens could not be president or a member of the American people into voting for them.
Those aren't leaders; those are politicians.
I believe most Americans hold the values
of the Democratic Pqrty close to their hearts,
they just need someone to hold that banner
high and say, "The era of cynicism is past; I am
sorry I left you in a time of need. We will care
again, and we will lead again." Compassion is
not an antiquated notion. It is the creed of a
great nation that temporarily lost its way.
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8, ALLIGATOR M WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005
Student Senate lays out organization budgets
* ACADEMIC AND EXTRACURRICU- 10 percent of the approximately $11 million allows organizations to request a 5 percent were budgeted to SG-funded academ-
LAR GROUPS WOULD RECEIVE A SG controls through tuition-funded Activity increase in their budget every year, tends to ics, which includes the Graduate Student
TOTAL OF ABOUT $1 MILLION. & Service fees. favor older organizations. Council and 20 UF colleges under the Board
However, the amount of money approved Eight student organizations were listed of College Councils.
was about $19,000. less than some expected. with an approved budget of zero, which The board initially was given $10,000 to
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER "We're operating at a surplus," said John Pughe attributed to re- continue funding some of the 300 organiza-
Alligator Writer Pughe, SG budget chairman. Student peated failures by the tions and approximately 7,000 students it
Student Government organization bud-
gets for the 2005-2006 school year are out,
and funded student and academic groups
are set to receive more than $1 million.
Presented at Tuesday night's Student
Senate meeting, the budgets represent about
An average of $9,847.93 was given to
each of the 59 student organizations listed.
The top three recipients were Volunteers
for International Student Affairs, University
Gospel Choir and Speech & Debate Society,
each taking in more than $40,000.
Pughe said the budgeting system, which
GOverinmi ent groups to keep in contact
with the budget commit-
tee and attend necessary meetings.
"It's strictly a matter of accountability,"
In addition to budgeting almost $600,000
to student organizations, nearly $700,000
Three of the largest areas funded by A & S
fees are the Division of Recreational Sports,
SG administration and the Reitz Union,
which received a $500,000 loan from Student
Senate last week to make renovations to its
Impact Party claims
foul play in slating
By BRIDGET CAREY
Impact Party leaders were
blindsided Tuesday afternoon
when their Student Body trea-
surer candidate, Elda Auxiliaire,
dropped out of the race just be-
fore official paperwork was due
Tuesday, leaving the party without
a treasurer for the Spring election.
Impact campaign members and
supporters are calling foul play,
saying Auxiliaire and others who
initially supported Impact were
being pressured and influenced by
.various student groups to switch
their support to the Gator Party.
Auxiliaire could not be reached
Tuesday, but a written statement to
the Alligator stated she was with-
drawing "with a heavy heart."
Impact presidential .candidate
Dennis Ngin said he was ap-
proached Tuesday by UF student
Alicia Phillip, a member of the
Reitz Union Board of Managers,
telling him to "fold" and drop out
of the race because Impact would
not win. He said vice presidential
candidate Robert Mack was also.
told to drop out, and assumed
Auxiliaire faced the same talk.
Ngin said people who applied
to run as senators with Impact
withdrew applications, telling
Ngin, "I can't tell you why I'm
switching," and applied with the
Gator Party later on Tuesday. He
added that he recognized Gator
Party representatives talking to
students who had earlier expressed
interest in running with Impact.
Ngin said the Gator officials redi-
to their room.
sations are com-
tial hopeful Joe
"We did not
by any means,
in no way, shape or form make
anybody change their party affili-
Goldberg said some students
who interviewed with Gator on
Tuesday originally interviewed
with Impact, and changed party
affiliation of their own accord.
Impact supporter Erica Carlsson
said she witnessed friends who ap-
plied with Impact being pressured
to switch to Gator to "support the
Brenda Jean, Black Student
Union president, could not be
reached for comment Tuesday.
Ngin said he strives to run a
clean campaign despite allegations.
"I wasn't going to let people
push me around," Ngin said.
"This is not right."
Sorority hosts 'gender' forum
By ADRIENNE BROWNE
Alligator Contributing Writer
At the "Men are from Mars,
Women are From Venus: Let's
Bridge the Gap" forum held by
Gamma Eta Sorority, an audi-
ence of about 30 learned about
gender differences and left with
goodie bags filled with chocolate
and condoms Tuesday night.
Wade Arnold, who is work-
ing on his dissertation at UF,
presented tipson choosing the
Arnold used examples from
"Every difference you
have with a person you
are dating is a point of
negotiation. Every nego-
tiation is potential peril."
UF graduate student
his own marriage to explain the
importance of finding a mate
with similar traits. His wife
Jessica was also in attendance.
"Every difference you have
with a person you are dating is
a point of negotiation," he said.
"Every negotiation is potential
Erika Huerta, 22, said she
wished the discussion focused
more on multicultural issues but
that the discussion was great.
"I thought he brought up
some great points," Huerta
Gamma Eta committee
member Michelle Murphy said
she was pleased with the turn-
out, telling audience members
to "enjoy your condoms."
Band features accordion, tuba
By JACQUELINE DAVISON
Accordion? Check. Tuba? Check. Goofy
band name? Check. Four classically trained
musicians? Check, check, check -and check.
These are the elements that have fashioned
SNMNMNM into Chapel Hill, N.C.'s own ac-
"I think once you actually listen to us, you-
realize we're not a gimmick band," says Mark
Daumen, the band's tuba player. "You hear the
wave of noise and forget the instruments being
The quartet went to music school to-
gether and wanted to do something different.
Accordionist Seamus Kenney always thought
it would be interesting to have an accordion as
the lead instrument.
Daumen joined out of convenience.
"I just happened to play tuba." Tuba run
through effects pedals, that is.
SNMNMNM's full-length, "As Best As We
Can," dropped Feb. 1 on Unschooled Records.
The band has embarked on a month-long tour
in support of the new disc and will stop to-
night at Market Street Pub.
"People always come out," says Daumen.
"Why not play where people show up have
fun? We look forward to Gainesville."
SNMNMNM draws its unusual
Off the name from the first letter of every
Avenue member's name: Seamus Kenney,
Mark Daumen, Matthew Vooris
and Matthew Kenney.
After eight years together, SNMNMNM
have been homeless, lost and cancelled un-
expectedly. Now they have been a featured
band in Entertainment Weekly, had a music
video shoot in Boston and had airtime in
Abercrombie & Fitch stores.
SNMNMN will make a stop at Market
Street Pub tonight with Satisfaction: A Rolling
Stones Experience at 9 p.m. for $6.
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UF may offer new program in computer science
By JEFF SIRMONS
Students who enjoy dismantling com-
puters just to put them back together might
be interested in a new major that may be
offered in the College of Engineering.
Faculty Senate Chairman Pierre
Ramond said. he sees no reason why a
new bachelor's of science in computer sci-
ence would not pass the Senate after the
measure's final reading Thursday.
"The new degree will fit somewhere
in between the less technically rigorous
computer science degree offered by the
College of Liberal Arts or the computer
engineering degree that requires 50 hours
of course work in electrical engineering,"
said Beverly Sanders, chairwoman of
the Computer and Information Science
Engineering, or CISE, curriculum com-
"Students will have a solid engineer-
ing background, a knowledge of computer
software and also a broader, possibly inter-
disciplinary background," Sanders said.
The degree will use existing courses of-
fered at UF, but Sanders said new courses
for the degree will probably be developed
in the near future.
"It's the same degree as the computer
engineering degree, minus the electrical
coursework," Sanders said. "This de-
gree offers the flexibility of taking other
courses, such as biology, if the student is
interested in bioinformatics instead of the
electrical engineering and computer hard-
Bioinformaticsis the databasing of bio-
"This major is for students who
love creating things, in this case,
CISE student services coordinator
chemical and biological information.
The degree itself will not be easier than
the computer engineering degree, said
Denise Atteberry, student services coordi-
nator for CISE.
"This major is for students who love-
creating things, in this case, software,"
Atteberry said. "Students will be able uti-
lize more time specializing in areas they're
interested in, rather than learning about
stuff they don't care about."
This degree is offered at many compet-
ing schools, Atteberry said.
"The University of Central Florida is
going toward combining all its computer
degrees and forming a college of its own,"
she said. "That's really what UF ought to
One computer engineering student was
skeptical of the program, saying knowledge
of computer hardware and electrical engi-
neering is useful to software designers.
"If you're designing software, it's help-
ful to know what you're designing the
program for," said Daniel Parker, who is
interested more in computer hardware
than software. "Plus, less students study
electrical and computer engineering, so
they have a greater chance of getting a
job than just those interested in software
Alpha Epsilon Pi has history of Accent control
ACCENT, from page 1
Scott Thomas, who ran the bureau
from 1991 to 1992, said his job was part
of an "open secret" patronage system
that existed when he was at UF.
"The Accent chairman was par-
celed out the same way other positions
were back and forth," he said, noting
it wasn't unusual for SG positions to
remain within the same student group
for long periods of time. "I'm sure that
my appointment was part of political
horsetrading back then."
FBK member David Meade, a Tau
Kappa Epsilon Fraternity member,
said there was a break in the Accent-
Alpha Epsilon Pi tradition when he
became chairman in Fall 1996.
"I really wouldn't categorize it as (a
"legacy" position) per se," said Meade,
who noted it was "unusual" when he
became chairman. "Before I was chair-
man, it was AEPi, and after I left it was
Alpha Epsilon Pi member Eric
Trabin, chairman from 2002 to 2003,
said times have changed, even if accu-
sations of a patronage system linger.
"People will always want to- say,
'Oh, (Florida) Blue Key controls ev-
erything,'" Trabin said. "I think those
sort of allegations and rumors will
As the largest student-run speak-
ers bureau in the nation boasting a
large budget, Accent is an easy tar-
get, he said.
"You definitely deal with some
criticism and you have to develop
a thick skin for it," Trabin said.
"Accent has a really good reputation
that speaks for itself."
Nikki Fried, the Student Body
president who appointed Trabin, said
she does not think Alpha Epsilon Pi's
.history with Accent denies access to
"Everybody got fair and equal
treatment," said Fried, who added
Trabin was the only "remotely
qualified" applicant. "I have always
been an advocate to have the doors
opened in SG."
up to a "legacy"
position but in-
stead often were
the most qualified
Fried applicants to lead
the bureau, said
Michael Cotzen, Accent chairman
from 1994 to 1995 and an Alpha
Epsilon Pi alumni.
"It may be that certain.demograph-
ic of the student population were the
chairmen," he said, "but I think we all
did a good job."
And Buchalter, a member of the
Jewish fraternity, agreed.
He added that if his job is a "legacy"
position, it's news to him.
"People in AEPi do things all over
campus," Buchalter said. "The diver-
sity of our involvement gives people
UF mum on court ruling
UFF, from page 1
faculty union, Emery said. The situation hopefully will
be reconciled by the trustees, and the union won't have
to push to negotiate an overdue contract, she said.
"The ruling seems quite clear and quite straightfor-
ward," she said, adding that the ruling means keeping
the union "is up to faculty and not up to politicians and
But UF Interim Provost Joe Glover said the university
will wait until the FSU and UWF boards' legal counsel
interpreted the ruling before jumping to conclusions.
Auxter said UFF will now insist that all contracts
have, in fact, been in effect since 2003, and the union will
review decisions that might be affected by the ruling.
However, both Auxter and Emery said the union has
been included in some decisions since 2003, even when it
was not recognized as a bargaining unit.
Some administrators at UF have "made an effort to
walk the legal line" by respecting individual faculty
rights, Emery said.
"I think the boards all across the state had a sense that
this was really not going to last," Auxter said.
* Second degree felony
* $10,000 fine
* Up to 15 years, in jail
* Third degree felony
* $5,000 fine
* Up to 5 years in jail
* Second degree misdemeanor
* $500 fine
* Up to 60 days in jail
Is it really worth it?
Take a moment
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10, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005
SG 'pimps' out students' PCs
M THE "PIMP MY PC" PROGRAM
HELPS STUDENTS GET RID OF
AD-WARE AND OTHER NASTIES.
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
; Some students leaving the Reitz
W Union North Lawn Tuesday found
Eight student volunteers and two
CIRCA lab staff members helped
students with their com-
On puter woes as part of the
Campus Student Government
"Pimp My PC" program.
About 50 students took advantage
of the service, in which volunteers
addressed complaints about error
messages, "ad-ware" and computer
They also helped students prop-
erly install virus-scanning software,
which UF offers to all students for
free, and students' wireless Internet
"It's been a goal of the cabinet this
year to really increase the number of
programs we do," technology cabinet
director Adam Roberts said.
Roberts said services like these be-
come more important as many classes
require some online work.
"I think it's becoming especially
relevant now," he said.
Volunteers will be on the Reitz
Nick West/ AllIIIgator Staff Union North Lawn again today to
Simone James and Monique Mennis try to fix James' laptop during Tuesday's help students with their computer
"Pimp My PC." They were able to remove 223 viruses from the computer. problems from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
fest continues today
By SKYLER SMITH
Santa Fe Community College's nod to the
romantic week that began with Valentine's Day
continues with its Ninth Anriual Shakespeare
Festival, themed "Shakespeare in Lust."
A cast of theater students and locals is per-
forming seven scenes and live renaissance music
twice daily at various SFCC campuses.
"We try to add something new each year. I
think we've gotten better every year," festival
director Rod Woehler said.
Today's performances are at 10 a.m. and
noon at SFCC's northwest campus. The morning
show will feature soprano Jan Wade-Littrup and
a scene from "Hamlet." At noon, the actors will
portray scenes from "Twelfth Night" and "The
Merry Wives of Windsor," with accompaniment
from classical guitarists Sean McGrail, an SFCC
student, and Jesse Hale, an adjunct professor.
All the selected scenes will be performed at
the finale Saturday in the auditorium of Lecture
Woehler said the festival is running smoothly
and that he hopes for 50 people at each per-
formance, with a standing room-only crowd
More information and a schedule of shows
can be found on SFCC's Web site.
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CONGRATULATIONS SPRING 2005
BUY IT. SELL IT FIND IT. 373-FIND
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005
ONE IN A MILLIONIII
Roommate matching 3/3 from only $445
FREE Cable w/ HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym* tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW & FALL*377-2777
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands-
Long & short term lease
Now as low as $355 monthly
inc all utilities ph 336-9836
HAVE IT ALL AT THE LANDINGS!I
Fully furnished 3 and 4 bdrm apartment
homes. All utilities, 24 hr Gym, Free Tanning
as low as $480/bdrm
SPRING & SUMMER SPECIALS
Roommate Matching Avail. 336-3838.
*** SORORITY ROW AREA ***
Experience the luxury at Windsor Hall.
Located 2 blocks to UF. Beautiful single &
double suites available. Starting at $400/mo
includes everything gym, pool, DSL, elec-
tric, etc. 337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com
1BR & 2BR Huge floor plan.'Private patio,
park at your door. Oasis 377-3149 Furn Avail
3436 SW 42nd Ave & 34th St. $500 & $600/
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
with: internet & cable & elec & water
walking closets, full bath, wash/dry
pool view, gym, FULL furnish
Call for more info 352-258-3542 2-25-27-1
Just Bring Your Clothesl
Furnished 2 & 3 bedrooms from $875
Luxury living with all the perks!
Includes cable, utility packages avail
All we need is you! 372-8100
Furn. room in private home for female, NS.
Kitchen & laundry priv, private bath Utils +
cable, furn. $300/mo Avail March 1st 352-
1 room in 2BR downtown apt. Newly
remodeled. Quiet neighborhood. Close to
Shands, UF & Library. $350/mo. Month to
month or longest lease ok. Pets ok. Call
Females for all rooms in beautiful, fully fur-
nished 4BR/4BA Univ. Terr. Walk-in closets.
Utils incl. Great location. 2 bus rts. 1 year
lease discounted for summer $425/$300.
Bring your friends & call. 954-592-0521
SI For Rent
Clean 2BR/2BA apt. Close to UF, shopping,
bus stop. Water, elec, cable, local phone, HS
internet, pool, laundry incl. $900/mo. Call
DUPLEX Tdwer & Archer Rd. 3 rooms, pri-
vate, kitchen, bedroom, bath, appliances,
Dish Network, covered patio, picnic area,
utils included. $475/mo $100 sec dep. 352-
GATOR PLACE APTS 3600 SW 23 St: 2BR/
1BA W/D is optional. Park in front of your apt.
Pet play park. 2 mi to VA/Shands. $525/mo
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $325/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-20-71-2
Walk to UF, Studios and 1BR's -
From $519. Free parking
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
$89 1st month's rent
Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant? "
CALL THE BEST!
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Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
CAN'T FIND PARKING? BUS FULL?
Studios & 1/1s from $459 at UF
Pool *We Pay Most Utilities Pets OK
Residents get FREE parking...guaranteed
You can't live any closer! 372-7111
S For Rent
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1 For.Rent: Furnished 6 ,Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease -8 Electronics 13 Wanted -18 Personals 23 Rides
:,4 Roommates' 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
-i5 Real Etate .. FrSale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found
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S For Rent
QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD
* Avail NOW or AUGUST!
* 1BR $530/2BR $580/3BR $735
* HUGE floor plans! 2 Pools!
* Pets Welcome! ** 335-7275
*LUXURY 313 DOWNTOWN*
Hurry while they last
Only'8 left! W/D, pets OK
*SUN BAY APTSO
*Some furnished avail
**Walk or Bike to Campus:**
1-1 $460/mo@02-1 $520/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $410 $515, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066 335-7066. 4-20-71-2
Quiet! Convenience! Location'
* 1BR $460 2BR $530
* Beautiful pools/courtyards!
* Walk to UF! Pets Welcome!
* Now or August! 372-7555
SEPARATE FROM THE COMMON PLACE
Luxury 2BR/2BA& 3BR/3BA
W/D incl. *FREE Cable*Alarm*
24hr. Gym* FREE Tan* Close to UF
Museum Walk 379-9255
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF Remodeled, Oul House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-20-71-2
"Free for All
Huge 3BR/2BA $850
Alarm cool pool tennis b-ball
.Free UF parking.- Perfect for pets
Amazing specials 376-4002
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-20-71-2
Perfect for 1, Big enough for 2!
750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love pets!
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
LIVE EVERY DAYA VACATIONI!
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWT,IME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
Lu>,ur, 2 & ? BRs
-FPEE tanrrng .4 hr Gym
Gated eniry, pets ok
Lmied 'pcii. 372-0400
***Beautiful and New***
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866)
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Cual;i, i;ngle'fa3ml, h.:-.nme' alk or bike to
LIF .;w -illlelrjuse,: *.:.rm ;52-215-4991 or
SUN ISLAND -
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$i99 .- p.:.;i for Gr d students
999 i.' 1 -:.r prone# 376-6720
Make Them Green With Envyl
Luxury 2&3 Bedrooms from $850
Pool*Hot Tub*Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
Reserve now for fall! 372-8100
HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations and price ranges
If you are tired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
Leasing Now & Fall
Large 2BR/1BA $629, 3BR/2BA $855
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org
1 BLOCK FROM UF
Luxury 2BR/2BA townhomes.
W/D, private balconies.
Open until 8pm and WEEKENDS
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
Historic Neighborhood ',
WALK TO UF
Studios and 1Brs
For Fall from $460
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
F'riaei 3.2 ali HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease -
Sun Island Properties
?37-6. 2`0 .'w* n surn,,lndlr intl
Need space for a 2,3 or 4-some?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
.Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
Want more? Free even!
4BR 2.5 $1020 Only 1 left
Spacious floor plan alarm tennis
Free UF parking 376-4002
BIG VALUE, SMALL PRICE
2BR TH $639 inc W/D, alarm, park free@UF
Pets welcome, Daily Specials!
Avail NOW or Fall 373-1111
1st MONTH FREE
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
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12, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005
-t For Rent
More for less, FREE even!
2BR/2BA- Only $680
Pool bus route alarm tennis
Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H, covered patio, DW, verticals,
W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$499 377-1633 2-25-38-2
***LIVE IN LUXURY"**
HUGE TWNHMS:2/2 & 3/3
Free cable, w/HBO & Showtime
W/D*alarm*free tanning*comp lab
-Pets welcome*Private dog park
Leasing NOW & FALL 377-2801
Free Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
& DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
Now 372-9913 4-20-71-2
Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
1BR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
HOUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
630 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
Ig screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
One B l-apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All util. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
by' -1 "rile "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 3-7-45-2
Up to 1 month FREE rental
20 steps to class Studios, 1, 2 &3BR apts
Avail Aug. Special from $489/person. Lofts,
hrdwd firs & more. Going fast! Call 376-6223
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
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Large 3BR/1BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
Available March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
3BR/2BA House $950
1BR/1BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1/2 PRICE APTSI Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
PET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee. town-
homes. 2BR, privacy fence, modern ap-
pliances, ceiling fans, SW. Private owner,
please leave detailed message. $375-525/
mo 331 2099 2-17-30-2
-SHORT LEASE NEGOTIABLE on some
units SEE PET'S PARADISE AD 352-331-
2099 2-17-30-2 '.
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U For Rent
LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?
The Leasing Connection
1608 NW 1st Ave
Located right behind Florida Bookstore
Plenty of FREE PARKING!
FREE Apartment & Housing
Call 352-376-4493 or visit
4BR/4BA at UF
Only 2 left for Fall.
W/D, Alarm, Pets Ok..
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
WOOD FLOORS at UF
1&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ W/D
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
115 STEPS FROM CAMPUS!!!
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
SCall 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
2BR/1.5BA 5-10 min bike ride to med or UF.
All new carpet, W/D, DW, stove. No smk,
pets, 239-898-9317 1038 B off SW 6 St on
10th Ln. $600/mo 3-7-38-2
DOWNTOWN LOCATION 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace; living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CHEAP RENT! 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UF
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile,.carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 0e $650/.mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft Oe $550/mo .
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 376-2507
** 3BR/4BR LIKE A HOUSE *
Huge townhouse, fireplace,
W/D hook-ups, patio,
New carpet & tile, fitness & basketball
high speed wireless internet
3BR/2.5BA only $850
4BR/3BA only $1099
Close to UF in SW
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
Haile Plantation Laurel Park. 3BR/2BA
Beautiful home. Quiet neighborhood. Great
running trails. $1200/mo Avail 3/1. Bruce
DUCK POND! Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1BR $699 2BR $839 3BR $999
$150 dep. Full size W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Centerl
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
DUCKPOND AREA Cute 3BR/1BA cent
H/AC, fireplace, W/D hk-up, DW, tile & wood
floors 731 NE 9th St $850/mo 316-1637 2-
BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL
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
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO UFI 3BR 2BA, carport,
Washer/dryer, porch; pets considered,
Avail now! $895/rent, 2222 SW 14th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CUTE NW HOUSE! 2BR 1BA, Ceramic tile,
screen porch, w/d hookups,
$750/rent, 4234 NW 26th Drive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
AVAIL AUG 1: 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 2-23-18-2
48,000 distributed, 10,000 direct~r
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I a II unfurnished
1,2 & 3BR with GATED ENTRY!
HUGE apts w/screened porches
FREE Alarm FREE Tanning
24-hour Gym Quiet NWArea
Move-in Specials 372-0400
Avail. Aug 1: 4bed/2bath house. Ceramic tile
floors, extra game room, fenced yard, pet ok,
wash/dry provided. 1330 NW 39th St. 339-
2342 for directions $1275/mo 2-23-15-2
GREAT FOR STUDENTS! 3BR/2BA house,
close to UF & Shands, on bus route, 1 car
garage, tile fir, fireplace, 1450 sq ft, Avail
now! $975/mo, sec dep. Call Casey to move
in 352-514-2936 2-25-17-2
Beautiful historic home, wood floors, high
ceilings, 3-4 BR/2BA, large fenced yard
$1400/mo. Downtown location near UF. Call
Tom at 262-6423 2-16-10-2
LARGE 2BR/2BA APT. Close to campus.
Available Feb to Aug. $550/mo. Call 386-
***WALK TO CAMPUS***
Available now. 2BR/2BA apt off of NW 17th
St.'3 blks from campus. W/D hookup, DW,
All pets ok. $500/mo. No dep. Call 352-219-
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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
2BR/1BA HAILE HOUSE
Call 665-4106 Charlene 2-21-10-2
VILLAGE LOFT APTS
1BR LOFTAPTS 650 & 750 sq. ft. Starting
at $450/mo. Quiet, wooded setting. FREE
monitored alarm system. 6400 SW 20th
SAve. Call 332-0720 3-31-32-2
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S For Rent
*3 BLKS TO UF*
2BR/1BA duplex, hardwood floors, W/D,
DOWNTOWN avail immediately or spring.
Month to month ok. 2BR/1BA apt, newly
remodeled, quiet neighborhood, pets OK,
Close to Shands, UF & Library. $650-715/
mo, Call 262-1351 2-22-10-2
2BR/2BAwalking distance to UF. Brandywine
Apts, Archer Rd. 219-4546, 262-4902 2-16-
A cozy stone cottage. Bike to UF. 2BR/1BA
w/office & large yard. $695/mo. Drive by
1st, 303 SE 8th St then call 325-538-1310
1 Block from UF!
1BR and 2BR Apts Avail Now, Summer
or Fall, See our list at www.merrillmana
gement.net updated daily or call Merrill
Management Inc. 372-1494 2-18-7-2
Move in today... $150 Deposit
One bedrooms $449
Summer Place Apts
Downtown. Pleasant St, 3BD/1BA house,
central A/C, washer & dryer hookups, dish-
washer. Off st parking. Summer lease ok
$825/mo. 406 NW 3rd Ave Avl 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
1*2*3 BR GINORMOUS
Affordable, Spacious living
Only 1 mile to UF, RTS 13
HUGE BRs, Ceramic tile
Relax & Enjoy *377-7401*
Charming 2BD/1BA log cabin. Stone
fireplace, 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,
S For Rent
2 Bed 1 Bath in old house. Downtown.
Hardwood Floors, high ceilings, pets ar-
ranged, Avail now. $475/mo 1st, last, dep.
Call Greg 214-3291 2-25-11-2
*NW 39th Ave 2/2, patio, loft, new wd ptn
flr, Ig, open, good area $580-61002/2, patio,
gate $510-515OSW, fancy 2BR near UF, Ig
kit, sc pch, fenced, $545-5600Share 2BR
DOWNTOWN 1BR 1BA,
CH/AC, water included, $415/rent
411 Sw 2nd Street #3
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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
2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
1813 NW 2nd Ave.
1BR/1BA 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
1 BR/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
Available for Summer, 2005
Brand New 3BR/2BA Home
in professional community
w/common pool & picnic area
Longleaf Village 7472 SW 84th Dr.
$1300/mo. Union Properties 352-373-7578
AVAILABLE FOR FALL, 2005
Kensington North, on SW 20th Ave.
2BR2/5BA townhouse $800/,mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
Quiet & Clean! 2BR/1BA $525, quiet neigh-
bbrhood, 1000 sq ft, tile floors, spacious,
living/dining rooms, W/D hkups, pvt pation
in back yard, near UF 1824 NW 10th St.
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a l unfurnished
2BR/1BA Duplex in Duckpond Area: Cent
H/AC, W/D hook-ups, wood floors, 605 NE
6th Ave. $550/mo, sec dep. Call 386-935-
Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
$350 for 1BR in a 2BR/2BA apt. Call 352-
1BR/1BA. Large BR W/walk-in closet. Free
parking across from UF. Rent incl water,
sewer, garbage, pest control. $450/mo.
Lease until 7/05. Please call 352-598-5481
WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo
Now til Aug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all
***WALK TO CAMPUS***
Available now. 2BR/2BA apt off of NW 17th
St. 3 blks from campus. W/D hookup, DW,
All pets ok. $500/mo. No dep. Call 352-219-
OXFORD MANOR 1BR/1BA, walk-in-closet,
private bath in 2BR/2BA furn, all util incl
$512/mo neg. Feb free. Female. Sublease
until 7/05. 904-571-8337 2-17-10-3
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt furn, liv rm, kit,
laundry, WID, pool, tarining, clubhouse, b-
ball, tennis. FEB FREE. $400/mo incl elec,
water, garbage, NO activity fees. 786-554-
1. or both rooms in 2BR downtown apt.
Quiet neighborhood. Close to Shands, UF,
& Library. $350/mo. Pets ok. Call 262-1351
FEB RENT FREE 1BR avail in 3BR/2BA
HOUSE close to campus, UF, Butler Plaza.
$350/mo. Includes everything: inet, cable, W/
D, huge yard. Calt 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
$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
NEXT TO NORMAN HALL
Huge, 2BD/1 BA, hdwfls, cent ac, frontporch,
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
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
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
1BR1BA in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse. Internet
incl, furniture incl, $395/mo + GRU.
Kensington South. May thru July. Contact
Natasa 407-701-0930 2-21-5-3
Colonial Village Sublease. 1BR/1BA single
w/vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, screened-
in balcony, W/D. $675/mo. Avail until 8/05,
can renew. Call 917-687-6742 2-21-5-3
Comfortable 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA avail now
thru July. Fully furn, cable & all utils incl.
-Close to mall & campus. $440/mo. Call 262-
Sublease thru July. 2/1 house w/hw firs, Ig
closets, H/A, ceiling fans, Ig fenced yd, pets
Sok, near-downtown. Keep. $400 dep. $600/
S, pirept5,0o SWiit#S p 337263r0P 2 j-5-
S IIl Subleases
1BR/1BA Cambridge Apts. by 34th St.
$600/mo includes everything: utils, alarm, 5
HBOs, ethernet, pool, jacuzzi, 24-hr gym &
computer lab. W/D. Nice & quiet. Avail May.
Call 352-870-0994 2-22-5-3
$300 TO MOVE IN!
1BR/1BA in 3/3 @ The Exchange! Furn,
kitchen, big pool, comp rm, rec rm, close to
campus, on bus rt. $508/mo. Call 561-317-
FEBRUARY FREE! 1 bedroom. Loft located
near Oaks Mall; Bus accessible; Washroom
on site. Security Required. Call 371-2858 for
more info 3-8-10-3
Sublease Now-July 31, 20P5 Sunbay Apts
2BR/1BA $400/mo $200 deposit included.
Close to UF/On bus route 16. 352-256-7831
or 305-467-5255 3-8-10-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Resposible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv mes-
sage. Private.Owner 4-20-71-4
Female roommates wanted brand new 21400
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
UF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/mo.Aval Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREEI
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
WALK TO SFCC
New 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA home Rent
$350/400/mo by indiv BR. Avail 2/9. Call
M/F, NS, needed to share 2BR/2.5BA
Southfork Oaks townhome. (near Target).
Unfurn master BR w/ownrBA avail. W/D, no
pets, prefer serious student or prof. $347/mo
+ 1/2 utils. Avail 3/5. No lease. Call Evan
Female student to join 2 females in nice 3BR
house off NW 8th Ave, 3 mi from UF on bus
rt, tile/hardwood, fenced yard, $275/mo + 1/3
GRU & HS internet dig cable, 381-5597 3-
Walk to UF
1 BR open for N/S in luxury house w/2 gradu-
ate students.. $400/rmo + 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
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
M/F responsible student to share 3BR/2BA
home in quiet NW area. $300/mo + 1/3
utils. Call 352-303-6128 or 727-458-2737
Beautiful home in trees on quiet street near
UF. Quiet for study. Gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, hi-spd DSL internet, cable TV, W/D,
cent A/C, Ig yard, cats welcome. $350 + 50
utils, 352-271-8711 2-17-5-4
1BR/1BA in clean, spacious 2400 sq ft
home. 10 min to UF & Shands. W/D, garage
& storage. Utils, cable, inet incl. $620/mo. .
Call 352-373-2324 2-22-7-4
Female wants quiet female roommate. 2BR/
2BA in Treehouse Apts. W/D in unit. Bus ev-
ery 10 min. $290/mo and splilt bills. Please
leave a message 213-2458 2-18-4-4
ROOMMATE M/F share 2BR/2BAapartment.
Uptown Village. Master bedroom, great ame-
nities, perfect for grad/prof/student. $350/mo.
Call 514-1650 3-7-10-4
Roommate wanted in a 2BR/2BA apt w/22
yr old female .$320/mo $150 sec dep + utils.
Call 377-0295 or 352-870-7670. Available
IMMEDIATE ROOMMATE to rent 1BR in 3/2
house. New wood floors, new appliances, 4
mi from campus. $350/mo + 1/3 utils. Ryan
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd flrs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5
NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price or condition. Call Ed & Diane
The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
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-
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
LIVE THE LUXURY OF
ManhattanlS. 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-mbus 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 3-8-20-5
WANT ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO BE
JEALOUS OF YOU NEXT YEAR?
Own + live in a new luxury campus-
area condo. Over 10 new projects to
choose from at affordable prices. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call today
352-281-3551 Matt Price Campus Realty
TIRED OF RENTING?
Let me help you find a house or condo to call
your own. Call Brett Wherry at 352-412-8662
Century 21 Classic Properties 352-376-2433
x 20 2-18-11-5
Condo Countryside at UF. 4BR/4BA. Close
to UF, W/D, tiles kitchen, pool & gym. 3rd
floor. Quiet location. $176,000 Call 352-332-
BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil-
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new,
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372-
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400. Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box
springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand,
new, never been used, in plastic with war-
ranty. Sell $230. Call 352-372-8588 Can
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14, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005
| Furnishings )
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-.
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
3ed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
I'ver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
1352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
weather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
3 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
s'ill in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Slust sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
F UTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
.199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
3edsOFull mattress & boxspring sets
p49OQn sets $896Single sets $390King
;ets $990From estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Full size bed $50, twin bed $40, Ig dorm
'ridge $40, color TV $35, Entertainment
:enter large real wood $140, port sewing
machine $45, sm desk $35, 21" lawnmower
$50 Call 335-5326 2-18-6-6
WASHER & DRYER
Kenmore. 1 yr old. Like new. Large capacity.
$200/each or $400/b6th. Will deliver. 328-
\V.birlpool, super capacity, like new, commer-
csal quality, 5 cycles, 3 temps, large drop-lid
(cor. 407-461-7947, 407-384-8796 2-21-5-6
(1 Computers j
* j -A+ Lrnpvutr Ge
S We, Ma"6v" HoseCA CS
t computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
H use/dorrn 59 mih response. No waiting/
i.iplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
f i/F Cert MCSE technicians. 333-8404.
, *vw.AComputerGeek.com 8-23-170-7
*3'ville Computer Repair InC*
service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
V1'W 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
COMPUTERR SOLUTIONS, INC.
( complete residential & commercial support,
r tworking & website development. $45/hr
vww.gainesvillecsicom 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Pjy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
v Aw.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7
'COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
\ 'e buy computers and laptops
\ working and Non-working
3" 8-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
* 1 Electronics
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
$10! TV's, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES
Police Seizedl From $101 Info 800-749-
8128 ext M974. 3-7-20-8
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
* Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9
S For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies, 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
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
Come see what's new! GCM thrift shops
downtown 238 SW 4th Ave, NW 5001 NW
34th St. Get more bang for your $! New items
daily Mon Sat 378-3654 4-20-43-10
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW 67th Place
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on web-
1999 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6
Must sell.. $3300 OBO Tony 941-320-9522
SCOOTER FOR $250
Needs some work-great investment
Priced to sell 386-212-7277 2-18-5-11
1989 YAMAHA FZR 600 '95 motor, Yosh
pipe, carbs rebuilt, flat black paint, 1 down,
5 up. gearing, Shopi helmet textile jacket
incl. $2K NEG. Call Brvan 904-662-9896
w3 W1 O 2003 BUELL BLAST
Omputer/Inteinel 352.219.2980 500cc, 7960 mi, Fun ride. $2795. Call 352-
4 '0-66-7 256-8527 2-25-8-11
networks, wireless, virus
- Ne BEAT all prices!
- iome/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7
F ell PC 2.2 Ghz procensor,. 40 GB memory,
t( rom & cd-rw drives, floppy drive, speak-
el ,, 17-inch monitor, 128 Mb RAM, excel-
Ia it condition $450 OBO. Call 846-5999
friendly computer help. Fair and.affordable.,
* 1 Autos
*FAST CASH PAID EOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SelleTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING'
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Best Cars Lowest Prices
93 Civic EX 2dr AT $3595
94 Accord LX 4dr $3995
94 Civic Del Sol 78k miles.................$4295
96 Accord 4dr AT $4695
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142.
$500! Police Impounds!
Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas, etc.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 3-7-
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring your W2 & drive home today. Cash
cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
now 338-1999 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
We finance anyone!,$2000 discount off fi-
nance price. More than 150 vehicles in stock.
Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
GATORMAX USED CARS
Buy, Sell, Trade.
We Finance. 495-9500
'88 Honda Accord $699
'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
2001 Daewoo Leganza SE
Excellent condition, 32K miles, factory war-
ranty, pwr package, 4 dr. Call Gabby. 352-
1993 Toyota Celica Sports, 2D, auto, A/C,
95k. New front tires. Runs great. $3200/
OBO. Call 870-6406 2-18-3-12
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY. 373-9243 4-20-71-13
On-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info'
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
** I WILL BUY YOUR...**
Car, Truck, House or Furniture
"FOR FAST CASH"
Call Nowl 352-538-1690
Save $$ With coupons from the Alligator.*
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start'
at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $200. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-20-71-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work spring break.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash. on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm 378-
2442 or come in and fill out an application
@ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
Mortgage lender has sales positions avail
for college students seeking prof work exp.
$8-9/hr + bonus. No exp req'd, flex hrs.
Apply in person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900
SW 34 St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (must nave full day
avail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
shifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply in person 7404
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 2-28-38-14
World's largest pizza delivery company now
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers
All you need is a reliable car & a very positive
attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's loca-
tions in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
Summer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
for Graduate Hall Directors, Staff Resource
Assistants and Judicial Assistant in the
Department of Housing and Residence
Education. Graduate Hall Directors reside in
his/her area of responsibility, and supervise,
develop, and direct the staff under his/her
responsibility. The number of staff varies by
area, as well as the number of residents liv-
. ing in the hall. The,Staff Resource Assistants
develop and facilitates programming and
resources for residence life staff. The Judicial
Assistant works with various aspects of the
judicial program. Applicants must be admit-
ted to graduate school., enrolled for 9-12
hours, and have some organized group living
experience. The beginning salary is $3,420
each semester based on 9.5 months of work.
An on-campus apartment, fully furnished with
all utilities, local telephone, and basic cable
service is provided. Application deadline (for
priority consideration): Friday, February 18,
2005. Contact Kathy Smith at the Housing
Office, 392-2171 ext 10139 2-18-33-14
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to the psychol-
ogy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
gatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
$8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule.
Call Dave for info: 379-9600 2-18-25-14
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed.
Gatorfood.com is looking for responsible,
enthusiastic people. City geography knowl-
edge, customer svc. exp helpful. Room for
advancement For more info: David 379-3663
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
MARY POPPINS: Where are you?
FT NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
4 jobs avail TODAY: Great $$$ for exp.
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$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT No
experience necessary. For more info call
Entry level on-board positions available.
Great benefits. Seasonal or year-round. 941-
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
* Co-Ed Camp
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* Room and Board Included
GET PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450-in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext.
250 or 352-669-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-14
SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for personable, responsible, enthu-
siastic, fun people. Customer service exp
helpful. For more info call David 379-3663
PART TIME WORK
Great pay, flex scheds, sales/svc
All ages 18+, conditions apply
GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey
j) Help Wanted
Movie extras, actors, models! make $100-
$300/day. No exp req, FT/PT, all looks
needed! Call 1-800-340-5939 ext 1042 2-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2
& 4 Mon-Fri. Calico Jack's, 3501 SW 2nd Ave
Creekside Mall. 2-21-15-14
LEARN how you can EARN $100K + per
year P/T. Training Provided. 800-631-8230
Escape to the Shenandoah Mtns of W
Virginia. TIMBER RIDGE CAMP, co-ed,
seeking young, energetic staff to work with
children for the summer. 90 miles from
Washington D.C. June 20 thru Aug 15, 2005.
Top salaries + travel allowance. A repre-
sentative will be on campus Wed Feb
16th from 7-9 pm @ The Reitz Union for
interviews. E-mail TrCamps@aol.com or
call 800-258-2267. 2-16-12-14
FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
instruct 3rd thru 12th grade students from
any location; internet connection required;
send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 2-24-
F/T and P/T for hotel. Hourly & bonus.
Weekdays & Weekends. Friendly attitudes
w/good customer svc skills. Apply in person
4021 SW40th Blvd 2-17-10-14
IACO BELL- Now hiring
Looking for bright, energetic workers for all
Shifts! Flexible scheduling and good starting
pay. Apply today at 3408 SW Archer Road.
*| Help Wanted
BUS. & MARKETING INTERNSHIPS
Get professional sales training /coaching
while helping other students. Incredible new
multimedia grade-improvement system.
Call 352-317-2835 NOW for interview
Fun work environment Work around
classes. All majors welcome. Customer
sales/svc. Conditions Apply. CALL 335-
Motivated, organized woman needed to fill-
position of House Director for active UF
sorority. Please call 561-213-1818 to inquire.
Intern Architect and Project Architect for
Jacksonville firm. Must be proficient in
AutoCadd. Full benefits; competitive salary.
Call Jan Smith or Tom McCrary at (904)724-
2216; email email@example.com 2-22-
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
Small Travel Company needs PT help.
Several positions available. Sales,
Administrative, & Basic Web Design.
Great Pay, flexible hours. call 352-246-
1447 ask for Chris. 2-16-5-14 -
Filling 5 openings this week.
Training provided for all aspects.
UP TO $400/WK.
Call John @ 352-379-2710
$$CASH$$ For Spring Break
Turn your closet into cash. Plato's Closet
'buys and sells gently used brand name
clothing & accessories. We pay CASH on
the spot! Plato's Closet 3333 SW 34th St.
Nathan Witter III
(DOB 10/04186); 6'00",
175 Ibs, Black Hair,
Call (352) 372-STOP
Department of Housing and
Residence Education Security Staff
is currently hiring for Spring/Summer 2005.
Nighttime Security Assistant positions from
10 pm 6 am with starting pay $6.00 per
hour. You must be registered for classes
with at least 12 credit hours and have a
minimum GPA of 2.0. For information and/or
application, come by the Housing Office
Monday-Friday between the hours of
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Packing, mailing books for publishing
company. Yard maintenance included.
FT/PT. Must be hard-working, reliable, NS.
Reliable transportation. Drug test required.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.gleim.com 2-16-5-14
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 email@example.com www.gleim.com
Project Manager for Civil Engineering firm.
Land Development experience preferred.
Competitive Salary/Benefits. Email resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 813-250-
BOOKKEEPER, PT to help in home of-
fice. Accounting or bookkeeping exp' req'd.
email@example.com or fax 352-336-2057 2-
HOUSEKEEPER, PT few hrs/wk.
Nonsmoker. Refs req'd. Good hourly pay.
Art, Art Ed, Graphics, Arch.
Hand-lettering, PT a few hours/wk. Close
to UF. Short Resume. Reply PO Box 286
Gainesville 32602 2-17-5-14
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
background/contemporary songs. Paid po-
sition. Call Pastor Terry 352-472-5433/352-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2
& 4 Mon Fri, Calico Jack's 3501 SW 2nd
Ave, Creekside Mall 2-21-15-14
FT toddler teacher wanted 8:30-5:30 M-F.
2-yr old teachers wanted 12:30-6:30 M-F, 2:
30-6:30 M-F, 7:3044:30 M-F. Previous child-
care experience desired. 1049 Museum Rd
Looking for enthusiastic, outgoing and detail-
oriented people for part-time position in busy
Fax resume to (352) 384-3982 2-18-6-14
BARTENDERS WAITSTAFF COOKS
Now hiring JP Gator's. Apply at 1605 SW
13th St. No phone calls please. 2-17-5-14
Wish to hire a
CAMBODIAN Language Tutor
Please call 386-418-2099 evenings or
MARKETING INDEPENDENT SALES
REPS needed to market VOIP. No exp
needed will train Call 352-505-4948 or 866-
SUMMER JOBS: Recreation Camp
Counselors/summer recreation program
6/6/05 7/29/05 for children ages 5-15.
WSI/Lifeguard and Maintenance Aids (5/05
- 9/05). Exp desirable. City of Plantation
(West of Ft. Lauderdale) 400 NW 73 Ave.,
Plantation, FL 33317. Attn: Personnel or
email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2-18-5-14
DRUG$ = PROFIT
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
$400 BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY
l Help Wanted I Help Wanted
Full'time & Part time people wanted. Must be
customer-oriented & dependable. Call Andy
1-888-463-1954 x 205 GOOD PAY!
PART TIME LEASING AGENT
Apply in person Windmeadows Apts. 2712
SW 34th St. DFWP 4-20-44-14
Homework Coach wanted busy family w/2
boys grades 6 & 8 need help w/completing
their homework & orgnaization. After school
Mon, Wed & Thurs, approx 2-3 hours each
day. Pay $8 hour Call 352-331-9775 Tony.
OPUS CAFE COFFEE BAR
Work @ a fast-paced coffee bar near cam
pus. Searching for a dependable student ti
work between 18-24 hrs/wk. Morning & af-
ternoon weekday shifts available. Call Tim @
352-332-4577 for more info 2-16-3-14
DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED
Part time/full time. Must have reliable car.
Large vehicles preferred. For more info call
375-6122 ext 10 2-18-5-14
Web developer wanted. HTML, CSS,
motivated. 1 year minimum, portfolio a
must, graphic skills preferred. Contact
Flash programmer wanted. Animation action
script, graphic experience, portfolio a must,
1 year minimum. Contact email@example.com
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED. Temporary posi-
tion. Monday, Thursdays. $7/hr. Please call
Heather @ 379-7844 2-21-5-14
If you are looking for PART TIME WORK
during the daytime, in a professional office
environment, then call me. We are Infinite
Energy, Inc. Florida's 50th largest private
employer. We sell discount-priced natural
gas throughout Florida and Georgia and
need people that can use the phone ef-
fectively. Our clients save money so this
is enjoyable work. If you are a good com-
municater, aren't afraid of the telephone,
get along well with others, and need some
money (hourly wage + commission) then
call Bryan, at 367-4677 ext 3117, Also, send
your resume firstname.lastname@example.org
om. EOE/AA/MFDV. For more information
go to www.lnfiniteEnergy.com. This is a great
place to work! Time is of essence. Call now.
Student work available, prepare mailings
in your spare time. $938 per week pos-
sible. No exp required.
Join One of the
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Now hiring for...
Receptionist: M-F 5am-9am
Floor Instructor: Day shift
Kid's Club Attendant
Housekeeping: Night shift
Minimum one year commitment
Apply at the
Gainesville Health & Fitness Center
4820 Newberry Road
Custodial duties/Apt Maint
Transportation a must.
220 N. Main 375-2152 x 301 DFWP 2-18-
Customer Serv. Exp.
220 N. Main 375-2152 x 301 2-18-4-14
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FT Mon-Fri 8:30 5:30
Organized w/ability to
Multi task. Office Exp.
220 N Main 375-2152 x 301 2-18-4-14
LEGAL ASSISTANT. Experience preferred,
but will train. Non-smoking, busy, Gainesville
law firm. Benefits. Fax resume & salary re-
quirements to 335-6415 2-21-4-14
INBOUND CALL CENTER needs people.
Flex schedule. Many positions available, day
& night shifts, Earn $12-15/hr. Call 1-877-
ZAXBY'S on Archer Road is now hiring
COOKS & CASHIERS.
FUN IN THE SUN!
Lifeguards wanted.in North Myrtle Beach,
"Will Train", no experience.
Apply www.nsbslifeguards.com 2-16-1-14
AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed children's
overnight camp. Men & Women wanted
for all activities and counselor positions.
Nursing positions available too. Good salary.
Internships Available. We provide campers
with a safe, quality experience that will stay
with them forever. Let us do the same for you.
Visit website, www.campnockamixon.com to
schedule on-campus interview for February
Prestigious Trail's End Camp Pennsylvania
Summer Camp Guaranteed Experience
of a Lifetime; Limited openings for Sports
Specialists, Crafts Specialists, Waterfront
Counselors (Lake & Pool) and General
Counselors, June 19th -August 14th Gain
practical experience working with kids. www.
Winn Dixie is looking for friendly faces to join
our team Positions open in several of our
Gainesville locations include grocery stocker,
cashier, grocery manager, seafood associ-
ate, produce associate, customer service
associate, deli associate, bakery associate,
meat cutter and assistant store manager.
Apply in person at your local Gainesville area
We offer a competitive compensation and
benefits package including 401k,. employee
,stock ownership program, career develop-
ment training, group health, and advance-
ment opportunities. Winn-Dixie is proud to be
an equal opportunity employer. 2-22-5-14
LINE COOK & SOUS CHEF
Apply in person 2-5pm NAPOLATANO'S 606
NW 75th St. 2-21-4-14
BABYSITTER WANTED part time for great
2-year-old by. Good rates Experience & ref-
erences necessary. Call 371-2550 2-18-3-14
$15/hr for PERSONAL ASSISTANT for
single, semi-retired entrepreneur/polital con-
sultant, who is a Gainesville resident for over
25 years. House work/cleaning, errands,
computer, socials/party planning. Possible
some travel. Flex hrs. Personally deliver
resume to residence: Ben Campen 5348 NW
9th Ln (Boardwalk), G'ville on Thurs 2/17,
11:30-1 or Friday 2/18, from 7:30-9:30 am.
Close To UF, Convenient
533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve
memory & concentration- Eliminate bad hab-
its. Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
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Local and long distance moving.
One item or a housefull. FL Reg # IM19
Call Nowl (352)374-4791 800-797-6766.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
HORSE BOARDING peaceful spacious
30 acres ring-arena round pens experi-
enced help 12x12 stalls 1-352-472-2627.
Owner on premisis 35+ yrs exp. Lessons
Come ride with us! Great Farm
Awesome Horses & Top Notch Instruction.
Hunters & Natural Horsemanship.`
TRAFFIC SCHOOL ONLINE
Take Points Off Your Driver's License
And Dismiss Traffic Tickets
With Online Driver Improvement Courses
Whipoorwill Farm: Stall and/or pasture board.
10 min W of UF off Archer Rd. CBS Barn
12x12 stalls on 27 shaded acres. Lighted
arena,;ound pen, trails, tackroom. Owner on
premises. 376-8792 4-20-71-15
SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM
Quality Boarding Lessons/English *
Parties Alachua County's oldest & finest
horse farm 466-4060 4-20-71-15
Classes & Workshops
I can help you to complete your paper.
Learn to write. Outline, research, grammar,
coherent thought application, typing... Sliding
scale. 24-hr svc. 374-7038 3-8-19-15
TERM PAPER HELP: Frustrated? Need
Assistance? Help with- research and
writing? TOLL FREE 1-888-345-8295
Individuals or small groups.
375-6641 Harold Nobles
Learn emergency medical care.
Prerequisite for EMT/Paramedic
Includes healthcare provider CPR
392-1161x4283 www.shcc.ufl.edu 3-24-
Red Cross certification includes
CPR professional rescuer/first aid
Classes start now 392-1161 x4283
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MOST IMPORTANT SKILL
FOR LAW SCHOOL SUCCESS?
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**IMPROVE YOUR GRADES**
No tutoring. Music stimulates brain.
30 minutes per day at home.
Free consultation with professional.
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TUTOR FOR NEWS MAJORS
fromAP Award-Winning TV & Print Reporter,
Videographer, & Photographer w/17 year's
experience. Get "real world" knowledge NOT
taught in the classroom! News/sports 665-
** TRAPPING *
Live Trapping. Pesky Critters. Rat,
Squirrells, Raccons, etc. 386-462-5965
FREE WRITING TUTORING The UF
Reading and Writing Center, located in SW
Broward Hall, provides free individual writing
help for all UF students. Drop-ins are wel-
come. We are open M-F from 9-5, and our
website is www.at.ufl.edu/r&w 2-16-5-15
FREE MATH & SCIENCE TUTORING The
UF Teaching Center, located in SW Broward
Hall, provides free individual tutoring help for
all UF students. The Center is open 6 days a
weekfrom 9:00 a.m. to at least 7:00 p.m. See
our website at firstname.lastname@example.org for
schedule and subjects covered. 2-16-5-15
$$$ LEARN EBAY in 1 hour no kidding!
Become an EBAY Pro, taught by a 6-year
seller. Turn your stuff into easy cash! $50 for
1 hour tutorial 665-1180 2-23-10-15
GET BETTER GRADES FREE SESSION
Earn a higher GPA while studying less now!
Revolutionary multimedia learning system
Works for all majors and classes. FREE
SESSION for first 25 callers. (352)317-2835
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 2-25-9-15
Health Services-. Typing Services
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Free Pregnancy Test
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199.
URGENT CARE/WALK-IN MEDICAL
Students No Appointment Needed!
FIRST CARE OF GAINESVILLE
4881 NW 8th Ave #2, 373-2340
Most Ins Accepted, Hours M-F 8a-6p 4-20-
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ACNE with
Blue Light Treatments for moderate acne.
Call Dermatology Associates 352-332-4051
ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
Give yourself or your loved one a therapeutic
massage. Relax, reduce stress. Student dis-
counts. Call Healing Hands. 336-6933
License #'s. MA0026544, MM11563 2-17-
SAME DAY SERVICE: transcription, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
exp. 24 hr turnaround. New phone #Connie
Anonymous HIV Antibody Testing
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480.
GUNSI GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory -
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
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR
CLOTHES. We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to
shop til 6. WE ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD
ITEM. 211 W Univ Ave 375-3752. 4-20-71-
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White male, 50, would like to hear from a
woman to be my friend, lover, soulmate, who
knows how to love a good man. Reply to 100
NE 8th Ave Apt 306, Gainesville, FL 32601
White male, 60 would like to hear from a
woman to be my friend, lover soulmate, who
knows how to love a good man.'Reply 400
NW 1st Ave. Apt 312, Gainesville, FL 32601
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16,2005
Rough routine wears freshmen down
By BRYAN APP
.Alligator Staff Writer
Imagine months of travel-
ing, studying, physical beat-
ings and twilight arrivals into
Gainesville Regional Airport,
only to drag yourself to class in
Junior guard Matt Walsh
clearly recalls how he felt dur-
ing the waning weeks of his
freshman season after endur-
ing months of this routine.
"You always worry about
the freshmen, because
every day is a new day."
UF baseball coach
"My body was, like, physi-
cally dead," Walsh said.
By mid-February, as the
high school season winds
down, this becomes the typical
reality for many first-year col-
legiate players and a concern
for their coaches.
If they're lucky, the fatigued
freshmen will have the oppor-
tunity to play through the pain
andqad their teams in late-sea-
son pushes to the conference
and NCAA tournaments.
Such is the case for UF's
fortunate foursome, as the
Gators (15-6, 7-3 Southeastern
Conference) enter their sea-
son-ending five-game stretch
against Mississippi tonight at
The top two teams in each
SEC division earn a first-round
bye in the conference tourna-
The Gators, holding a 1.5-
game lead over South Carolina
for second place in the Eastern
Division, are vying for the spot.
South Carolina upset Kentucky
on Tuesday night.
But as a team with two
freshmen starters forwards
Al Horford and Corey Brewer
- and two more point
guard Taurean Green and.
forward Joakim Noah see-
ing significant minutes, UF's
postseason could rely heavily
on their physical and mental
The fatigue of his young-
sters is a constant concern for
Coach Billy Donovan.
"You always worry about
the freshmen, because every
day is a new day," Donovan
said. "They've never extended
to the point they are going to
As an example of the de-
manding schedule to which
the younger players must be-
come accustomed, the Gators
have played three of their
four February games on the
road. Two of the four games
- Alabama and Kentucky
- were against top-15 teams.
And according to Donovan,
players had to turn around and
attend classes after early morn-
SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 20
Matt Marriott/ Alligator Staff
The end of February usually means freshmen begin hitting a wall,
but UF's Corey Brewer survived a busy high school schedule.
Focused Gators destroy winless FAMU
By FARZAD SAFI
The Gators' sluggers kept Florida A&M's
outfielders busy early and often. UF bullied
winless FAMU, defeating the Rattlers 17-2.
"The big question is if you can focus on
a less-intense game before a big weekend,"
Coach Pat McMahon said. "We showed to-
night that we were focused on this FAMU
UF (3-1) Sophomore outfielder Brian
Leclerc left all in attendance in awe as he hit
three home runs in three consecutive at-bats.
"I was just really focused tonight," Leclerc
said,'I made sure not to get too high or too
low so I could keep it up. I didn't set out to
knock three out," he said.
"The third time I went up, to tell you the
truth, I saw they were still throwing me strikes
and just tried hitting the ball the same way
I did the first two at-bats when I hit home
Lederc tied UF's record
for most home runs in a
game and was the first
Gator to do so since Ryan
Shealy hit three home runs
on March 15, 2002.
"Brian swung the bat
Leclerc very well," McMahon said.
"He had some injuries
earlier and I'm glad to see him reach the high
expectations we have for him."
The right fielder finished with 3-for-3 with
three home runs, five RBIs and four runs.
"I'm sure we will see a lot more of the
same from Brian," senior Jeff Corsaletti said.
"Tonight was no fluke."
Lost in Tuesday night's blowout was the
continued hitting from the center fielder.
He knocked out two home runs of his own
to finish with six RBIs.
"Jeff is one of the most intense competitors
on this squad," McMahon said. "He has espe-
cially improved with his strategy when there
are two strikes against him."
Corsaletti has hit three homers in four
games so far this season, and is inching closer
to matching his total from last season, which
was five in 63 games.
"We're coming through as a team,"
SEE BASE, PAGE 20
T heir wallets are a little
plumper, much like the
bursting veins in their
Their stats seem slightly
inflated. You could account for
the extra home runs with 10
syringe-fulls of THG. Or ten
unhealthy slaps of "the cream"
on your butt.
What is wrong with Major
League Baseball? How did
America's national pastime be-
come America's past-its-time?
You want baseball; you get
steroids. Parents want to point
Louis they get
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The sad reality is that the pros
no longer represent the best that
baseball has to offer. For that, all
you have to do is take a quick car
ride to UF's McKethan Stadium,
or the college baseball stadium
"College is the last real team
game that people play," UF
senior outfielder Jeff Corsaletti
said. "In minor leagues even,
players are going for themselves.
But college baseball is a tribute to
At the major league level, you
have cash. At the college level
you have scholarships. At the
major league level, egos shroud
players in a cloud of pride. At
the college level, student-athletes
remain humble and true to them-
selves. While college baseball
players fight for playing time
and sweat out practices, MLB's
guaranteed contracts ensure
players have the option of taking
"If [McKethan Stadium] is
a major-league ballpark and a
player hits a grounder, he's prob-
SEE BULLPEN, PAGE 20
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* UF long jumper Mike Morrison
was named Southeastern Confer-
ence Field Athlete of the Week
Tuesday. He recorded this year's
second-best leap in the nation.
1963: The UF men's basketball team
recorded the first win against an Associated
Press top-10 team in school history by down-
ing No. 8 Mississippi State 73-52. It was the
only victory in UF's final seven games of the
For a complete position-by-position
breakdown of the UF-Mississippi men's
basketball game log on to alligator.org/
sports. Also, check out an outfield pre-
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16; 2005 N ALLIGATOR, 19
Swim coach says team 'certainly the underdog'
* THE GATORS HOPE OTHER
TEAMS WILL HELP THEM
JUMP AUBURN IN THE SEC'S.
By BRIAN STEELE
It is not completely about win-
At least that's what swim-?
ming coach Gregg Troy expects
from the No. 3 Gators heading
into the swimming portion of the
Southeastern Conference champi-
While the men are coming off
a second-place finish in last year's
SEC Championships and the
women a third-place finish, UF
hopes to thrive in a role it never
had to face during the regular
"We are certainly the under-
dog," Troy said. "Auburn has to
be the favorite. We can't afford to
have many breakdowns, and we
need to get a little bit of help from
the rest of the conference." '
Although the Gators ma \ need
assistance in order to contend
with the likes of Auburn and oth-
ers, they can only control their
own fate. And that is exactly what
Troy plans on his team doing.
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Tonight, UF breaststroke specialist Danielle Duncan and her teammates begin the swimming portion of
the Southeastern Conference Championships.
"We just have to stay on top As they have all season, long, regarded as one of those goals,
of four days of racing and not get the Gators are nma.intaininit high by no means is it the only one.
complacent at any-pbint," he said. morale by foc u-ing on there long- "The main thing we've-done is
"We can't get discouraged at any term goals. Although an SEC stressed that while it is certainly
point and must stay calm." championship ha- al\\ ay- been important, it's not the end of
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Gators look for freshman gymnasts to pick up slack
By DAN TREAT
With Orley Szmuch sidelined for as
long as a month and the uncertainty of
Erinn Dooley's week-to-week availability,
the No. 4 Gators gymnastics team has been
forced to look elsewhere for high-scoring
While UF's sophomore corps is filled
with proven performers, the freshman
class is now being looked at to shoulder
more of the load.
And highly-touted Ashley Reed from
Davie provided their finest performance
thus far, taking the all-around title as well
as the balance beam and uneven bars in
Friday's win over Auburn.
"She's finally coming into her own,"
Coach Rhonda Faehn said. "She's starting
to realize lust ho\ tfun competing is, that
it's not a nervous situation."
Not that her emergence over the past
few weeks has come as any surprise to her
"She's phenomenal," co-captain
Samantha Lutz said after Friday's meet.
"I think she's catching on to how college
gymnastics works, and she's getting more
excited every week. And her confidence is
just growing and growing. She's a tremen-
dous asset to our team."
Even with injuries eliminating most
of the experience on a fairly young team,
Reed says that she doesn't feel much ad-
"I know it's going to be hard on the
team," Reed said. "But I think that we
have enough talent and enough strength
to carry our o\-n and to do well.
SIt s harder mentally\ because we love
them so much and we teel bad that they're
hurt, but I think as a team we're going to
come out strong."
__r_-____ For Faehn, the injury
situation also presents
the opportunity for her
Reed, Tracey Rai, Tiffany
Murry and Nicola Willis,
to show what they're
Reed "Obviously, you never
want something like that to happen," Faehn
said. "But what it does do [is] it forces other
members of the team, who may not have
been playing a key role or that have been
slacking or sitting back a little bit and not
doing as much as they should be doing, to
step up and say, 'Hey, I'm going to talA ad-
vantage of this situation.'"
Faehn was also able to draw a parallel
to the 2004 season, when UF suffered sev-
eral injuries even later than this season.
"The sophomores last year were forced
to do almost the same thing," Faehn said.
"We lost [Kristen] Stucky at [the SEC
Championships] and Dooley had a con-
cussion, so at the end of the season we
were without two top performers and it
forced our sophomores to step up and
"That has made them strong this year,
because they've been under that situation
already. And they're trying to relay that to
the freshmen: 'Look, you need to step up
and take advantage of this and become
aggressive.' And I think that's always a
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the season," Troy said. "It's just
a step along the way. We just
have to relax, enjoy ourselves,
and make the most of the op-
Troy says UF's senior swim-
mers are a highly motivated
group entering their last career
home meet. But in order to
achieve the success the team
hopes for, the underclassmen will
have to shine as well.
"We have to have some
younger swimmers make an im-
pact," he said. "If we don't get
some key swims from freshmen,
we're not going to be where we'd
like to be."
Troy feels he has every reason
to believe his team will excel.
One reason is individual group
sessions that each assistant coach
has held with swimmers. The
Gators' versatility and unselfish-
ness could be the defining f. :,'.
"We have a couple of people
who are not swimming their best
event,. because they can score
more points for the team in other
events," he said. "We have one or
two individuals who make a little
bit of a sacrifice this week, going
away from the events that they
swim at the NCAA-level. Our
versatility is key."
20, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005
Donovan's confidence remains firm
2003: Miami keeps
Gators from Omaha
By TIM CASEY
In 2003, the UF baseball team
met Miami in the second consecu-
Pat McMahon's squad was
the first team to be invited to
the NCAA Tournament after not
qualifying for its own conference
The Gators lost 4-3 in the open-
ing game of the Coral Gables
Regional tournament to Florida
Atlantic, but rebounded to beat
Bethune-Cookman. The win kept
UF alive to face FAU again, and
"We lost a tough game to a
very fine and well-coached Florida
Atlantic team," McMahon said.
"Year in and year out, they're one
of the best college programs in
the country. After losing a tough
opening night ballgame, our guys
battled back to play in the champi-
On June 1, current junior
Darren O'Day earned the victory
while current senior. Mike Pete
pitched the final 7.1 innings. The
UF victory snapped Miami's 18-
game home postseason win streak
and forced a decisive rematch that
"We rested Justin Hoyman to
be able to pitch in the final game,"
McMahon said. "Two things oc-
'curred inr that ballgame. Brian
Rose gave one of the most hearty
performances I've ever seen
caught every game in the heat,
refused to come out.
"In the middle of that game,
Justin Hoymanrgot hit in the head
with a ball in the dugout, and
got rushed to the hospital ... Brett
Dowdy, our starting third base-
man, was clammy-white, heart
racing; we had to rush him to the
emergency room with dehydra-
tion. So you've got two teammates
in the hospital ... We were one
swing of the bat away from win-
ning the championship game."
The Gators (37-21-1) saw their
Sas Miami held
Son for a thrilling
13-10 victory in
ship game. The
jumped out to
Boss a 12-3 lead and
Boss then held off a
late UF push in the final four in-
nings, taking the game.
Current UF senior Tommy Boss
took the loss, pitching 0.2 innings
and surrendering three runs. "I
don't even know how to explain
it," Boss said. "It felt like you lost
your puppy dog or something. We
work so hard to win every season.
"When things don't go our
way, when we don't achieve our
ultimate goal, it's tough, but we
get motivation for the next year.
It makes us work harder. We defi-
nitely think about Miami when
we're working in the off-season.
It gives us motivation. This year,
hopelullyv we can come out and
win a couple games."
BASKETBALL, from page 18
ing return flights.
"After Kentucky, we got back at three o'clock
in the morning, and after Mississippi State, we
got back at two o'clock in the morning," Donovan
said. "Then the guys had to get up and go to
school. [Sunday] was the first day in three weeks
where they had no responsibilities."
Perhaps the fatigue has already begun to set in.
Horford, who has started 14 consecutive games,
had a total of three points and 10 rebounds in
UF's last two games following a 14-point, 18-re-
bound performance against Alabama.-
And Brewer, a season-long starter averaging
more than one steal per game, has none in the
While Horford admits he's a little sore, Brewer
said traveling with a Division I program isn't
all that terrible. Brewer would often drive three
hours from his home in Portland, Tenn., to attend
AAU basketball practice in Knoxville.
"I'd rather be riding in a chartered flight than
in a van with like six or sever other people,"
Donovan said the Gators' mental toughness
gives him more confidence in this freshman
group than any since the 1999-2000 squad featur-
ing Matt Bonner, Brett Nelson, Justin Hamilton
and Donnell Harvey. That quartet contributed to
UF's national finals run.
"r have no problem putting [this freshman
class] in the game because I know they will
compete and play with energy," Donovan said.
"These guys don't play well all the time, but their
energy is consistent."
Rattlers overcome by freshman pitchers
BASE, from page 18
Corsaletti said. "I'm seeing the
ball really well and it's becom-
ing contagious. It's great to see
us get hot going into this big
Also impressive was the or-
ange and blue's freshman pitch-
ing. Starting left-hander Stephen
Locke (1-0) only allowed three
hits and one run in four innings.
"There were three fresh-
BULLPEN, from page 18
man pitchers out there that we
will count on later this year,"
McMahon said. "The key was
no walks, and it was a real good
night for them."
The Gators did have disap-
pointing performances from
players who know just how
good Miami will be.
Adam Davis committed
three errors at second base while
sophomore Matt LaPorta went
0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
"We have to shore up our
defense, and .that's clear, look-
ably going to jog to first base and not care what
happens," second baseman Adam Davis said.
And as they skip to first, you can't help but no-
tice their enhancement-enduced waddle. Steroid
use is falling, but not quite fast enough.
-"It's ridiculous," Corsaletti said. "Guys aren't
even pure anymore."
They'll do whatever it takes to maintain their
career, it seems.
ing at our four errors as a team,"
The Gators' skipper did ad-
mit that his team is progressing
well and is just going through
natural growing pains.
"If you look at the team we're
putting out there, we are filled
with young players," McMahon
said. "To get to the high expecta-
tions we have it takes time for
such young guys to mature."
"The problem is to try and
expect speeding up of that pro-
"Guys do it all the time, so you wonder, 'Why
can't Ido it? Why can't I try it?'" Corsaletti said.
But you won't ever question Corsaletti's home
runs. Besides the fact that his 6-foot, 190-pound
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