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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 102
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005
By BRIDGET CAREY
Several vocal supporters of the
Impact Party suddenly and collec-
tively withdrew from active cam-
paigning and electioneering Tuesday
afternoon, leaving the party's
presidential candidate Dennis Ngin
shocked, he said.
"It disheartened me, to say the
least," Ngin said.
Those who have swiftly changed
their party affiliation to what they
call a "neutral" state include former
Student Body treasurer candidate
Elda Auxiliaire, who said she
dropped out of the race because of "a
"I would not be serving the stu-
dent body as I know it needed to be
served," Auxiliaire said.
She said she was not pressured,
nor approached by anyone telling
her not to run. Auxiliaire added that
now she will remain neutral for the
rest 6f the election in order to avoid
swaying any student.
A back-up plan was formulated
early Tuesday morning, when Ngin
said he had a hunch that Auxiliaire
may drop out. Student Sen. Michelle
Lightboume gathered the 300 signa-
tures and other paperwork neces-
sary at the last minute Tuesday and
has met qualifications to run. And
although she submitted the paper-
work, neither she nor Ngin would
return calls to
she would pursue"
the position in the
"I have all faith
in all parties,"
Auxiliaire said about the future of
Impact's bruised election season.
But a lack of faith, Student Senate
Pro Tempore Diane Kassim said, is
the cause for students silencing their
once-vocal support for Impact.
"Everybody doesn't have the
same faith anymore," Kassim said.
As a former Access Party member,
Kassim said she hasn't yet decided
who she will support in the election.
But she made it clear she believed
Ngin is qualified and said, "I support
him in the election 110 percent."
The majority of those who have
SEE IMPACT, PAGE 4
Accent's two chairwomen lament female SG roles
.E ONLY TWO WOMEN HELD
THE JOB IN 35 YEARS.
By MEGAN SEERY
Alligatdr Staff Writer
Two women have chaired the
nation's largest student-run speak-
ers bureau in the agency's more
than 35-year history.
Accent is a top Student
Government agency with a budget
of more than $360,000, so its chair-
person is one of the most impor-
tant appointments a Student Body
president can make.
"It was a huge deal when I
was appointed," said Terri Pepper
Gavulic, who became the first
chairwoman of Accent in 1977. "It
had been controlled by the frater-
nities for many years."
Thirteen of the past 16 Accent
leaders are members of Alpha
Epsilon Pi Fraternity.
Gavulic, a member of Alpha
.Epsilon Phi Sorority, said she
became involved while she was
a little sister for Tau Epsilon Phi
Stude .nt TEP, which held
Gen many Accent
positions at the
"A TEP mentored me, and I
worked really hard," Gavulic said.
"Being a woman leader at that
time was significant."
Her appointment was contest-
ed, but it was because of SG poli-
tics and not her gender, she said.
"The fact that a lot of women
weren't involved wasn't mali-
cious," Gavulic said. "It was just
the times back then."
Marilyn Stem Emas, who was
appointed chairwoman in 1980,
was the second and last woman to
hold the position.
"Those of us who were women
leaders at the time felt very strong-
ly that it was a part of our job to
pave the way for women and
break down barriers," Emas said.
"We made changes so women
would have doors open to them."
Blame shouldn't solely be di-
rected at fraternities, because all
student groups must reach across
organizational lines, she said.
"No one group should be able
to have longtime control over SG,"
Emas said. "We made changes to
benefit all students on that cam-
Female students benefit greatly
SEE ACCENT, PAGE 8
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for a rebound
during UF's 90-
53 win against
seven Rebels, ty-
ing two UF records
in the process.
See story, pg. 27.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
* The price was right for a UF
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to California and ended up on
stage with Bob Barker. The
episode featuring senior Ronnie
Simmons' Jan. 20 exploits on
the CBS show "The Price Is
Right" aired Wednesday.
See story, pg. 5.
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2, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2005
ls & -
Homeless IDs considered
A proposition to require home-
less locals to carry identification
cards was raised at a meeting of
the ad hoc committee on homeless
The committee, a temporary
coalition of community members
and city officials, discussed the IDs
as a way to keep others from taking
advantage of meals offered to the
homeless by.local groups.
"Yeah, we have a homeless
problem, but we are trying to
do something about it," said Bill
Richards, a- former St. Francis
House board member.
St. Francis House successfully
lobbied the City Commission on
Monday to raise the number of
free meals it can serve from 75 to
130. A.i entity that would pro-
vide meals could issue the cards.
Also mentioned was revok-
ing the IDs for criminal convic-
tion as an alternative to jail time.
Without the ID, a homeless local
would not receive food from the
soup kitchen for a period of time
or until visiting a counselor.
Forces join for Spring safety
of UPD and many other local
agencies were available on the
Reitz Union North Lawn for
questions regarding safety issues
during Spring Break this year.
"UPD thought it would be
important to take care of stu-
dents before they leave," spokes-
man Joe Sharkey said.
Lt. Doc Luckie from UPD's
Community Services Division
said approximately 5,000
students passed through the
"gauntlet" of police vehicles and
tabling officers with an hour re-
maining in the event.
As announcer, Luckie gave
away prizes with the intent to
inform students about "healthy
choices and wise decisions."
Luckie said his main concern
was drinking and driving.
SASO's Tramel Brown spoke
about Beat the Heat, a program
to channel aggressive driv-
ing. Speedy drivers can come to
Gainesville Raci\ on the third.
Wednesday of every month to ex-
orcise their inner speed demon by
chb.ilk -niin a converted patrol car.
Brown said about 200 to 300
people turn out for each event.
The niiked-out vehicle lost
only once since its debut in 2002 -
Brown smiled when he confirmed
the champion is a Jacksonville
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 3
City and UF officials work to expand Depot Avenue
By IVETTE MENDEZ
Limited travel space along Depot Avenue has prompted
Gainesville and UF officials to expand the road.
The plan underway to reconstruct the avenue and
provide a more efficient thoroughfare from the university
through Gainesville stemmed from the city.
"The idea really is to make Depot Avenue a much more
important east-west corridor," Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan
She said with new apartment construction and the new
Alachua County Criminal Courthouse, the city wanted a
street that would function as mixed-use
able to handle many types of vehicles.
The downtown area has many job cen-
ters that need to connect with UF.
"It's on the list of our priority projects,"
The wider street will provide for
greater student involvement in down-
town businesses and be better suited for
Hanrahan not only automobiles but also walking
A series of projects to renovate the area, including the re-
construction of Depot Avenue, has been on the city's agenda
since 1996, Director of Public Works Teresa Scott said.
Both the city and UF will benefit from the changes the
city is bringing to the student-populated area, Scott said.
A request for state and federal
funding to begin the reconstruction of
Gainesville City Depot Avenue will be on Gainesville's
ommlssion 2006 federal and state agendas.
Students living along Depot Avenue
will have to adjust to temporary inconveniences while the
roads are being developed.
"Road construction is a pain while it's going on, but it's
better in the long run," Hanrahan said..
Another project, begun in 2004, is the conversion of land
around the avenue to create the Depot Stormwater Park,
which will become a public recreation area.
Murder trial gets delay
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By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
The man accused of murdering an
SFCC student reconsidered his earli-
er waiver of counsel moments before
his trial was set to begin Monday.
After a brief discussion between
Judge Aymer "Buck" Curtin, Ralph
Fayson. II and state prosecutors
James Colaw and Tim Browning,
Fayson's former lawyer James
Connor was reinstated.
"I think that in retrospect, Mr.
Fayson regrets that decision now,"
Connor said just before requesting a
continuance for the trial.
Wary of creating grounds for a
future appeal, Curtin granted the
delay, citing that Connor had not
had sufficient time to contact and
State Attorney's Office spokesman
Spencer Mann said Wednesday's
events were "frustrating but not sur-.
prising." This is the third time the
case has been delayed due to defense
issues, Mann said.
Although Mann said the prosecu-
tion is dedicated to protecting the
integrity of the trial and is wary of
making the case an appellate issue,
the continuance presented a number
of problems, including the costs of
flying in state witnesses and the
"emotional roller-coaster" experi-
enced by the victim's family.
"I think that in retrospect, Mr.
Fayson regrets that decision
Fayson's former lawyer
Fayson, 33, has been charged with
the first-degree murder of Crystal
Lachaun Grant, 22, in May.
Her body was found in her Fox
Hollow apartment with a stab
wound to her neck inflicted by a
steak knife, according to Gainesville
If convicted, Fayson could face
life in prison without parole.
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4, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2005
Slating for SG elections causes party headaches
Several parties leave race
By BRIDGET CAREY and
All candidates for Student
Government offices attended
their first mandatory meeting
Wednesday, just hours after qualify-
ing and slating officially ended.
The meeting, headed by SG
Supervisor of Elections Ali Blye,
briefed candidates on election laws.
Slating ended at 5 p,m. Tuesday,
and four parties turned in lists of
slated candidates: Gator, Impact,
Progress and Voice.
As of press time Wednesday,
Gator slated 45 senatorial candi-
dates out of a possible 46.
Chomp the Vote Executive
Director Jared Hemandez, who an-
nounced his candidacy for Student
Senate as an independent last week,
is listed as the Gator Party's candi-
date to represent the law school in
the Student Senate.
Gator Party President Michael
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plied to run with his party.
He pointed out that although it
was one of the most "amazing" ex-
periences, dealing with so many ap-
plicants was "one of the most [hor-
rifying] experiences I've been in."
Impact slated 41, Progress slated
31, and Voice slated 18 candidates.
"It's not a full ticket, but I think
it's going to be a strong ticket,"
Students Mritz, Progress
Government presidential can-
He said the Access Party did not
run a full slate of candidates last
Spring, but still managed to win.
Including executive candidates,
about 145 students are slated to run.
Though the meeting took less
than 15 minutes, candidates slated
either with a party or as an indepen-
dent were required to attend or turn
in an excused absence form.
At least 50 -submitted absence
forms to Blye before the meeting.
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date Robert Mack was listed as an
ineligible candidate, which he at-
tributed to paperwork errors:
"I've been having problems with
my transcript," Mack said.
He added that his sister, Sen.
Stephanie Mack, had similar prob-
lems with slating eligibility last year
due to an address problem.
The meeting's slate lists showed
a much smaller number of reg-
istered parties. The list, once as
high as 12, now shows four parties
making concerted efforts to run
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been vocal to the Alligator about
retracting their active support of
Impact have been black students,
but Kassim said, from what she
understands, these are the indi-
viduals' actions and not represen-
tative of "the black community."
Andre Samuels, who has held
prominent positions in SG since
at least 2003 and is a Florida Blue
Key member, had been an Impact
spokesmen until Tuesday.
He said his leaving the party
was "pretty much a good-bye" to
SG, and that before students vote,
"Everybody should do what their
heart is telling them to do."
When asked what his heart
told him to do, Samuels sat in
prolonged silence and responded,
"I don't know."
UF student Alicia Phillip
helped in the Spring and Fall elec-
tions with the Access Party and
until recently, was an Impact sup-
porter. Phillip approached Ngin to
suggest dropping out of the race
due to concerns for his personal
and financial well-being in the
campaign following the loss of his
treasurer candidate, she said.
"I still wish Dennis the best
of luck," Phillip said. She added
she, too, would be neutral in this
election, despite her history of
involvement in SG campaigns
and Cabinet. She said the reason
for her neutrality was-due to her
Ngin said that beginning
around. 3 p.m. Tuesday, students
began to withdraw their Impact
slating applications and then
switched to the Gator Party two
hours before slating interviews
were due to end.
Auxiliaire said she told Ngin
the news of her decision to with-
draw "as early as I could." But
exactly when, neither Ngin nor
Auxiliaire would disclose.
"This has been a- very testing
election," Ngin said.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 5
Students lobby at Capitol
Holding hands to take a stand
UF LGBT Affairs Director Tamara Cohen peels stickers for Jason
Freshly and Piramno Rosetta. Freshly, Rosetta and many other stu-
dents joined hands in Turlington Plaza on Wednesday in an effort to
make people more comfortable with same-sex hand holding.
UF tries to tackle booze
SA RECENT SURVEY FOUND 73
PERCENT OF UNDERAGE STU-
DENTS AT UF DRINK.
By EMILY YEHLE
UF may need to take a more active ap-
proach in punishing students arrested for
alcohol offenses off-campus, city and uni-
versity officials said Wednesday.
"If students want to go binge drinking,
they go off campus," said Student Sen.
Jason Lutin, who was at the meeting to
represent Student Government. "Students
view the law and the university as separate
Enforcement issues such as this will be
further researched by one of three com-
mittees formed at a meeting Wednesday
that was facilitated by Laurie Davidson,
associate director of the Center for College
Health and Safety.
The meeting was the latest response to
student alcohol abuse after a UF survey
showed 50 percent of students surveyed
binge drink and 73 percent of underage
students drink. Last month, UF President
Bernie Machen took the first step when he
prohibited Coors Light from advertising
at an upcoming concert at the Stephen C.
Davidson was brought in to help of-
ficials organize a way to change contrib-
uting environmental factors, such as easy
underage access to alcohol and aggressive
Davidson led participants through a
two-hour discussion that ended in the
formation of three committees with univer-
sity, city and student members.
In addition to the "enforcement" com-
mittee, another committee will focus on
the access and aggressive advertising of
alcohol, and a third will study how the
community's culture affects alcohol abuse.
The committees will eventually make
recommendations, and the
Student university will act accordingly,
Life said Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice
president for Student Affairs.
But Alachua County Sheriff Steve
Oelrich said the problem needs to be dealt
with now, not later.
"We've been dealing with this for a long
time," he said. "I'm much more interested
in action than in having three or four meet-
Many officials at the meeting agreed
that Gainesville's historic reputation as a
college town has bred an alcoholic culture.
UF student David Duncan, who works
as a resident assistant and will be chairman
of the committee on culture, said that he
wants to shift the "perception that there's
nothing to do in Gainesville because that's
not actually true."
Officials should focus more on these
cultural aspects than on enforcement, City
Commissioner Tony Domenech said.
"My fear is this, and I've always had
this fear, is we're going to try to legislate
behavior," he said.
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
Bright Futures scholarships
and keeping a lid on tuition
increases were the goals of
a delegation of UF students
Wednesday who met With key
Together with student
leaders from around the
state and the Florida Student
Association, UF Student Body
President Jamal Sowell, also
the FSA vice president, took
his message to Lt. Gov. Toni
Jennings, House Speaker
Allan Bense and Sen. Ken
Pruitt (R-Port St. Lucie) who
will become Senate President
Sowell said membership
in FSA, which UF withdrew
from in 2002 but rejoined in
2004 as part of the Access
Party platform, was a vital
part of his success in forward-
ing the student agenda;.
"Being in FSA shows state
lawmakers a united front of
students, and it's a crucial
part of us getting the access
we need to make our case
to these leaders," he said.
"Before, when we were not
part of FSA, we were isolated,
and FSA was made less effec-
tive. But now students from
around the state can come
together and collaborate in
advancing our priorities in
State Rep. Will Kendrick
(D-Carrabelle) said he ad-
mired the students' work
be a good
!' -- ., budgetary
: year for stu-
an extra few
Sowell free dollars
this year, so
I'd feel that Bright Futures
should be safe for the near
future," he said.
USF Student Body
President Bijal Chhadra
went further, suggesting that
Bright Futures scholarships
should be safe for at least the
next four years.
"Sen. Pruitt has really been
a champion of Bright Futures
*over the years, and I think
with him in line to lead the
Senate, Bright Futures should
be in good shape through his
time in office," he said.
Pruitt received a lifetime
service award Wednesday
evening for his work on be'-
By DAVID COHEN
The price was right for a, UF student
who took a free trip to California and
ended up on stage with Bob Barker.
The episode featuring food and re-
source economics senior Ronnie Simmons'
Jan. 20 exploits on the CBS show "The Price
Is Right" aired Wednesday.
"We were surprised that he got called
up," said Scott Johnson, also a food and
resource economics senior. "We were sur-
prised that he won. We had a blast. It was
the best experience."
Simmons and Johnson were two of 16
ambassadors for the College of Agricultural
and Life Sciences attending the an-
nual National Agricultural Ambassador
Conference three weeks ago in San Luis
Obispo, Calif., and decided to have some
fun by attending a taping of the show.
UF alumnus Rich Fields, the show's
new announcer who took over for Rod
Roddy after a lengthy trial period at the
end of which he was hand-picked by host
Bob Barker, saw the group dressed in Gator
gear and called Simmons down to be a
Simmons said Fields "totally related to
the Gator connection."
Simmons ultimately won the Showcase
Showdown, as well as a Kawasaki off-road
motorcycle, a $4,000 baby bed, an $1,800
necklace and earned the title Honorary
Announcer for the Day.
half of Florida students and
the Bright Futures program,
which he helped to create in
1997 and has supported ever
In early 2004, he embarked
on a round-the-state bus tour
to drum up support for pre-
serving the program, which
remains popular but grows
more expensive each year,
prompting criticism from
Rep. Adam Hasner (R-
Delray Beach) and Sen. David
Aronberg (D-Greenacres) also
received distinguished ser-
vice awards at the banquet.
Nick larossi, a lobbyist
hired by Student Government
to represent UF in Tallahassee,
said another issue he and the
UF student delegation were
working on is to limit annual
tuition increases and keep
college education affordable
"There's always a lot
of tension as to who pays
what in the State University
-System," he said. "More and
more, they're trying to push
that burden onto students,
but we have to make sure that
Florida students always have
access to higher education to
keep bright Florida students
"It's really random is what it is,"
Simmons said. "I won on the sixth bid,
which was the last. I was one of the first
to be called up and the last one to win. I
-was extremely excited... It was a great ex-
perience. The camaraderie on that show is
Simmons attributed his success to the
price recommendations of his fellow am-
bassadors and "two random ladies" sitting
in the front row, to whom he gave a "big
hug" after winning.
"We were surprised that [Sim-
mons] got called up. We were
surprised that he won. We had
a blast. It was the best experi-
Simmons was also one of three contes-
tants called up on stage before the show
began taping to compete in an announcing
contest. He did his best impression of the
line made famous by the show when he
told Chris Vitelli, the ambassadors' adviser,
to "come on down."
Vitelli had gone on the trip a few years
ago and also won prizes on the show.
Simmons said he probably will trade
in the Kawasaki motorcycle for a four-
wheeler. He is considering auctioning his
other winnings on eBay.
'Price' right for UF student
6, ALLIGATOR M THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,,2005 r
SG unfairly restricts high
position to fraternity men
A t some point, politicians have to ask themselves how
far they can take things before they'll get caught.
This time, the numbers speak for themselves:
16 Accent speakers bureau chairmen, 13 of whom were
Alpha Epsilon Pi members.
16 Accent chairmen, 16 of whom were members of some
16 Accent chairmen, zero of whom were women.
There just might be a pattern here.
It's no secret that the Greek system holds far more sway in
Student Government than their percentage of the student body
would suggest, but this is just ridiculous.
Student Body President Jamal Sowell, who won office on the
perceived strength of his commitment to access for all students,
supported an AEPi member, David Buchalter, to be Accent
chairman. He claimed this appointment truly was access for all
students, because AEPi supported the Innovate Party instead of
his own Access Party.
Sorry but pandering to the desires of the established institu-
tion is far from offering equal access.
On the other hand, it's not hard to imagine a newly-elected
Sowell asking for a recommendation from Buchalter's prede-
cessor also an AEPi member who surely would have en-
dorsed a "brother" over some.random student politician.
AEPi members would have us believe they simply have a
tradition of producing well-qualified candidates.
If they really do have a secret to electoral success, they could
make enough money to host a lifetime of keg parties if they
pawned it off on national politicians.
- Or maybe there's just something in the water at the fraternity
But for the moment, let's assume it is correct that AEPi mem-
bers are the only qualified candidates who are applying. This
still would not mean everything was OK.
If SG is reduced to finding good candidates in a single frater-
nity house, they need to look harder.
Keeping things "in the family" doesn't work for the gene
pool, and it doesn't work for SG either. If there is no competition
and no influx of new ideas, the system will stagnate.
This is indicative of the problem of political back-patting in
the system as a whole. If the students who know about these
positions are Greek, and the decision-makers are their Greek
friends, what chance does anyone else have?
The problem starts early in the system. Because elections are
dominated by Greek parties, non-Greek students find it hard to
be elected to Student Senate or otherwise start out in SG.
With this happening, it's no surprise that the majority of
qualified candidates for higher SG office are Greeks. If you
don't provide equal access at the ground level, it's only going
to be worse at the top.
But if truly opening up to everyone is too big of a leap for SG
right now, why not at least be politically correct in their unfair
restriction of government offices?
There are plenty of sororities out there who are just as experi-
enced in SG as the fraternities. Surely there's no reason why one
of them can't break the 24-year-and-counting female drought at
the top Accent position.
It has to start somewhere.
Hopefully, some day, SG will realize why the phrase, "If you
want a representative government, you have to have a govern-
ment that is representative of the people," is not redundant.
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Opinionated professors can go too far
ne of the most important purposes of the univer-
sity system is to expose students' minds to the
most important debates of the day and encourage
critical thinking on those issues. To represent these issues
objectively, it takes earnest professors who can stand at
the center of the debate and present balanced arguments.
Naturally, during this exchange, the professors'athoughts
on the issues discussed will likely percolate out. But at
what point has a professor taken this too far? At what
point does he or she cease to be a teacher and start to be
There's been much fuss on this subject lately at the
University of Colorado. It centers around a guy named
Ward Churchill, head of the department of ethnic stud-
ies, who wrote a paper after Sept. 11, 2001, titled "Some
People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens."
In it, he called the workers at the World Tiade Center
"Little Eichmanns" and argued that they got what was
coming to them. "Little EichTnanns" is a reference to
Adolph Eichmann, who masterminded the logistics of the
Holocaust. Churchill insinuated in a later interview that
it might take several tragedies similar to Sept. 11.to bring
people around to his point of view..
Opponents argue Churchill is insane, a waste of tax-
payers' money and that he should be fired. Churchill's
supporters argue that he is a tenured professor exercising
his free speech and that firing him would set a danger-
ous precedent of censorship (see Jason Levitt's column
in Monday's Alligator.) There have been allegations that
he misquoted and misrepresented sources for a paper on
genocide and that further evidence has shown Churchill is
not an American Indian despite his claims to that effect,
which he may have used to gain employment as a profes-
sor of ethnic studies.
So, Churchill is nutty how does this affect the lives of
the UF student body? What if Churchill is not an isolated
S nut but instead is simply the most
malignant tumor in an intellec-
.* ftual cancer of American academia?
,c3 Paul Campos, a professor of law at
the University of Colorado, said,
"One of the many ironies of this
Jay Stannard scandal that threatens to undermine
Reader's Advocate academic freedom is that it couldn't
email@example.com have happened if those who de-
cided to hire, tenure and promote
Churchill had taken advantage- of
academic freedom themselves."
Now should be the time to ask ourselves if UF has a selec-
tion process robust enough to put the right people in teach-
ing and research positions. This is not a simple process; a
good teacher should make his or her students feel somewhat
uncomfortable. I know differential equations and organic
chemistry both made me feel like my head would implode,
but I'm a better person for taking the classes.
What should a student do, though, if he or she feels that
a professor has crossed the line? If a professor is preaching
instead of teaching, you' can start by lodging a complaint
with the university Ombudsmen by visiting http://
www.ombudsman.ufl.edu or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, it's a personal belief of mine that the cure for
false speech is not censorship but more speech. To do this,
for example, write in to your friendly neighborhood advo-
cate at the Alligator so he can publicize your plight. I can
be reached at email@example.com or'on AOL Instant
Messenger as ufadvocate.
A robust dialogue on the issue of academic bias might
hurt now, but it's necessary to uphold the high principles
upon which the American university system has been
Jay Stannard is an industrial and systems engineer-
ing junior and readers' advocate at the Alligator.
The views expressed here are not-necessarily those of the Alligator.
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you that so many Accent chair-
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Letters to the Editor
Parties' actions don't Inspire confidence
Editor Campaign violations are inex-
cusable, especially by those parties that
previously have been involved in Student
Government. There was a huge stack of elec-
tion timelines in the SG Office which blatantly
said "February 14,2005 Financial Information
Due by 5 PM 751.0." This is more than
enough notice; Supervisor of Elections Ali
Blye, a student like the rest of us, is not respon-
sible for calling every party and independent
candidate to remind them of each due date.
Impact Party member Andre Samuels said his
party has no expenses to report so how are
there hundreds of professionally copied fliers
and the Web site www.impactuf.com (which
was registered on Feb. 1)? A party with the
current Student Body treasurer as a candidate
should have someone who knows how to file
an expense report.
Each party should make every attempt to
comply with the regulations. The parties are
asking us, the student body, to trust them with
our millions of dollars of A&S fees. If they
can't follow simple rules, why should we be-
lieve they can take on this responsibility?
The newly elected Elections Commission
needs to take a stand and reprimand and
fine, if possible all parties that are in viola-
tion of the election code, from missing reports
to illegal fliers posted on campus. How else
can SG hope to persuade students elections
are more than just selecting who gets a snazzy
Republicans Ignore advances in society
Editor: Allison Cullin's haughty rant
about the inclusiveness of Howard Dean's
policies is a cear indicator of ho,w out of touch
Republicans are with the progress our nation
has made. She asserts that by courting non-
voters, who she implies are useless during
election cycles, the Democratic Party will con-
tinue to lose ground. However, her assertions
go against the very fabric of the American
democratic spirit. Our country is founded on
the principles of uniting our population in
progress towards the future: Not only have we
been a leader in setting the standard for civil
liberties globally, but we also have achieved
the status of a superpower through our lead-
ing technologies and industries. I stress that
all of this only is possible because of a united
society and policies of inclusiveness, from
Franklin Roosevelt's programs that helped
pull the working class from the brink of star-
vation to Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society
and War on Poverty. These programs reached
out to all people in an effort to unite our soci-
ety. Without reaching out to all sections of our
population, we would not be where we are to-
day. By making assertions that advocate sepa-
ration from an alienated part of society, Cullin
is calling for a policy of domestic isolationism .
that could put to ruin everything our govern-
ment has done to unite our population.
We must embrace all people, both voter
and non-voter, if we are to continue the noble
ideals we have worked so hard to achieve.
jo Center for Jewish Studies .'
University of Florida '9
Is pleased to present
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Thursday February 17, 7:30pm
Reitz Union, Room 282
This event i free and open to thepubli
A reception willfofow.
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Arguments begin in trial
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Prosecutors painted, a tableau that included
a drug deal gone bad, a car crash into a city
commissioner's house and a friend caught in
the crossfire, making Wednesday's beginning to
the double-homicide trial of Willie Hudson seem
like the setup for a detective novel.
The scenario to be unraveled by a jury this
week may prove fittingly convoluted.
At the proceeding, witnesses said victim
Kevin Harris was at a friend's house on July 2,
2003, when he climbed into a silver Buick Riviera
with second victim John Adkins. Prosecutors al-
lege Hudson was in the vehicle's backseat, un-
beknownst to Harris. Although the windows of
the car were tinted, prosecutors noted that the
vehicle's subsequent violent rocking suggested
a struggle took place before the car sped down
However, a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun
fired from the vehicle's backseat, not an erratic
driver, ultimately killed Harris and Adkins, said
William Hamilton, medical examiner for the
Eighth Judicial Circuit Court.
After being shot in the back of the head,
Adkins lost control of the vehicle, which plowed
into City Commissioner Craig Lowe's porch, sit-
uated at 1034 NE 5th Ave., according to reports.
Hudson returned to an apartment owned by
Adkins later that night "anxious" and "scared,"
said witness Jacqueline Jennings, whom Adkins
had paid $100 for a ride from Lake Wales to
Gainesville the day before he and Harris were
Adkins left his own car in Lake Wales with
the intention of borrowing Hudson's silver Buick
Riviera to complete a drug transaction once he
reached Gainesville, prosecuting attorney
Geoffrey Fleck said in his opening statement.
Jennings, 22, and Adkins arrived at the
Madison Pointe apartment Adkins shared with
girlfriend Olivia Laborde at. around 1:30 a.m. on
July 2, 2003, Jennings said.
Hudson drove up at approximately 10 a.m.
and later left with Adkins in Hudson's car,
When Hudson returned, he had a gash on his .
face as well as cuts and small spatters of blood on
his clothing, Jennings said.
"He looked like he had been in a fight or
something," she said.
Hudson said he and Adkins were robbed and
instructed Jennings to call the police. Meanwhile,
he took a shower and changed out of his soiled
clothes, Jennings said.
Police recovered a green towel from the scene
that tested positive for DNA traces of Harris' and
Adkins' blood, prosecutors said.
In his cross-examination of Jennings, defense
attorney Stephen Bernstein asked if she had
taken a shower after Hudson.
"I'm not going to get in no shower that was
nasty the way it looked in there," Jennings said.
"At first he was praying and stuff and
telling God he didn't mean to...I asked
him what he was going to do with his
clothes, and he said he was going'to
burn them because 'In a situation like
this, you have to."'
There was blood mixed with water on the
floor, she said.
Hudson asked others to find out what hap-
pened to Adkins, who had been taken to an area
hospital in critical condition. He died shortly
after being admitted.
Jennings and Hudson then drove back to
Lake Wales in'Jennings' car, she said.
Jennings said she asked Hudson what really
happened between he and Adkins.
"At first he was praying and stuff and telling
God he didn't mean to...I asked him what he
was going to do with his clothes, and he said he
was going to burn them because 'In a situation
like this, you have to,'" she said.
But Bernstein, who began his opening state-
ment with the phrase, "Lies, more lies and an al-
ibi," stressed that Jennings, a 5-time felon, has a
history of lying, even under oath at a September
2003 grand jury hearing regarding Hucdon's
By IVETTE MENDEZ
The party was at Voodoo
Lounge on Wednesday the
Democratic Party at least.
. The Alachua County Young
Democrats forum featured seven
of the nine City Commission can-
didates for the March 29 election,
none of whom are Republicans.
"We didn't think they'd want
to come," ACYD President Jeanna
But before tackling the serious
issues, Mastrodicasa polled the
candidates on their favorite movie,
musician and television show.
At-Large incumbent Rick Bryant
enjoys Elton John, while District
2 candidate Grant Thrall watches
One topic that dominated was
the proposed GRU plant.
However, instead of offering his
stance, Mike Belle said "we need to
cut how much energy we use."
Also discussed was the creation
of more jobs.
"Everything in Gainesville is
going up, except the wages," said
candidate Diyonne McGraw.
At-Large hopeful Gabriel
Kaimowitz called himself "fun."
"I will not win if the media
makes this election boring,"
Bureau courts diverse speakers
ACCENT, from page 1
by participating in SG, she said.
"Skills I was able to learn as a student
in Accent have taught me how to be a suc-
cessful professional," Emas said. "Strong
professional women can say that they
learned from their SG experiences."
Accent Chairman David Buchalter
said he has no bearing on SG's past, but
has worked in his capacity to improve
relationships with all student organiza-
tions, especially multicultural groups.
"Accerit makes every effort to bring
talented and diverse speakers," Buchalter
said. "We've done over 20 co-sponsor-
ships this year."
The bureau has co-sponsored events
with the Dominican Student Association,
Islam on Campus, Black History Month,
Women's History Month and the
Disability Affairs Cabinet this year, he
Nikki Fried, Student Body president
during the 2002 2003 academic year,
said she has been impressed by the
women speakers Accent has brought to
"We've had Janet Reno, Madeleine
Albright, Maya Angelou," she said. "I
could go on and on."
And women leaders need to play their
part in pursuing SG positions, she said.
"I was the third woman to be elected
president in UF history," Fried said. "It
would be a travesty to wait another 15
years to see another woman or minority
Student Body president."
"We haven't been at UF for dozens
of years," Student Body President Jamal
'My own president didn't support
me," Sowell said, noting then-Student
Body president Kyle Jones supported his
competition, the Innovate Party. "I broke
away from the norm."
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at Nintendo's College Media
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DC North, The Sara
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and riters to spill their emotions into
th.e nLciophon. P:'etic 1'ndcliriinim i
spon- 'r,-d bL- The Reitz Union Bo.aid
Thlte paitmrent Poets and th crt-ators-
Earlier thi-. month the two-1hour-
lolln ev ent at the Reitz LInion restaurant
hii-ted poet-.s hom ti~e spon-oi ing group,
as e'.ll as a handtliil ot ,-olunteL'er,' rom
TIhe Oran.ge & Brew. lbesidces being
filled iith the -sound otf SrarbLick- coffee
hbing blended. ni\a sw-i arinin .it -i p.o-
etr-.-goer-s i,.nice the nih t Pioigr,'.--:d
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action gathered ion. arion- rotund table
set Lp in front it the -taige
The .econd-l'.ve sofa l-iating i'i.:-_iL
tlhiost w\ho preferred a more ticmited e,>-
pL rience, as well ia comh>,rt
Ke-:-in H-ariil-. a totUndlne menleber
of the Apartment Poets served as MC
tor the night and -.pent nmi.s t ot hus time
dropping occ-asional loke- and ,.creech-
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Men t, gett volultteers to loo0en up and
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An "exhale" poet recites angry lines about political corruption and pop culture at
Poetic Pandelirium at The Orange & Brew on Thursday, Feb. 3.
share their poems. vith '
It -iL 'want a chtep date.
come on out to the-.- events
Hatiia, -said with a -arcastnc
The event as veli a- the van-
oLi open Imic night-. and musical
acts throughout the \. eck i- tree
and open to the public.
Harris, w-ho \va- w earig a
black t--hirt s-porting the letters
"APT." on the ront and "Poet
on the back broke the i:ce b\
reciting an original poem before
al vone elke.
Hi-. poem. titled Fantas
WXlhisper. set tlhe tone for the
night, ,.hich waj-. filled ith
poem- of loVe, hurt and oppres-
Poet after poet .huffled on
-tage to share intinate scripture-.
Aith tlth audience looking out
into the darkness of the room
while random munt.i played in
the background and stage lights
shined behind them
About halti'a\ through, sev-
en poets both trom the sponsor-
inig group-. collaborated ,in stage
to texture the debut ot "Justice,"
a pa--sionate piect written trom
the point ot ie-, ot each of the
multicuLturallv diverse perfonm-
Standing in foinmation. the\
s-imultaneoushI recited the
poem I s well a. broke oft trom
the pact to deliver their
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the three microphone-s
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e' enin.g future events might be right up
\c iu a lle,
RUB, hich sponsors entertainment
on campus throughout the year, ha-s
multiple ev ents coming soon.
On Feb. 24, the Local Bre\\ musical
showcase \which vill be teaturin. local
band- at the cottee-serving venue. iill
begin at 8 p m.
Other future events include dinner,
performance and book signing by a tor-
mer heroin-addicted poet and no\ list in
March, as rwell as Country Wetern Night
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10, ALLIGATOR I THURSDAY, FEBRUARY17; 2005
Whirling Dervishes to bring Sufi traditions to stage
BY COLIN MCCANDLESS
The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi will perform their Mevlevi
Ritual Dance or Sema, at the Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
The dance, part of the Sufi religious order, consists of several
stages of music and twirling movements each representing dif-
ferent aspects of the faith. The Sema commemorates the teach-
ings and writings of the great 13th century mystical poet, spiri-
tual master and philosopher Mevlana Jalaladdeen Rumi.
A dervish, or apprentice, in relation to the Sufi order, means
learning a profession that will provide eternal livelihood.
The Mevlevi order originated in Rumi's home of Konya,
Anatolia, (modem-day Turkey), then part of the Seljuk Empire.
Rumi was born in 1207 at Balkh in present-day Afghanistan, but
his family moved to Turkey to flee the invading Mongols, accord-
ing to www.ruminights.com.
The Sufi order Rumi founded is steeped in the Islam tradi-
tion, and its doctrine focuses on divine love, tolerance, worship
of God, community and personal development. Rumi's mes-
sage of peace, love and tolerance draws followers today world-
wide and has been embraced by Muslims and non-Muslims
The ultimate goal of Sufism is to reach Allah through attain-
ment of maturity and perfection, and the Whirling Dervishes
program demonstrates one way of achieving this spiritual en-
lightenment. The Mevlevi Sufi tradition has been celebrated in
the West during the 20th century and is preserved in contempo
rary cultural ways such as the dance of the Whirling Dervishe,
of Rumi, who are touring universities in the southeastern Unitec
The Whirling Dervishes are sponsored by local and non-profi
organizations, and the Gainesville show comes to the Phillipi
Center on behalf of the Silk Road Club, whose group mission i,
to foster inter-cultural and religious dialogue and understand
ing through creative collaborations like the Rumi performance
Tickets for Tuesday's show range from $21 to $36 and are avail-
able at www.ticketmaster.com or the Phillips Center.
For more information on the Whirling Dervishes o:
Rumi call the Phillips Center Box Office at 392-2787, or visi'
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in "Where the Locals Eat" as best
place in Gainesville for Ribs &
BBQ. David's says come on in
for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Adult size portions for adult size
appetites. David's caters to the
Gators. Open 7am-9pm Mon-Sat,
8am-9pm Sun. We are located
at 5121-A NW 39th Ave. (352)
373-2002. David's BBQ delivers
the best BBQ anywhere in
Gainesville with Gatorfood.com
Gourmet food at student prices!
Large selection of wines starting
at $9.99. Wine tasting Wed &
Fri 4-8pm. 3 tastes only $4.95.
Open llain-llpm Sun-Thurs
and til midnight Fri & Sat.
Mildred's Big City Food
"The restaurant to take Mom
and Dad." Gainesville's most
awarded. Fresh food menu
changes nitely: Seafood, steak,
duck, chicken, lamb, rabbit, crab
cakes, etc. See our chef on TV20-
ABC Fri. 5:30pm. Reservations
recommended. 3445 W.
University Ave. 377-1711.
Serving California Mediter-
ranean Cuisine. Live Jazz
on Thursdays starting at
7:30pm. Sunday International
Brunch Buffet with never-
ending Mimosas starts at
11:00am. Open at 5pm daily.
706 W. University_ Ave.
Call for takeout '378-2001.
Happy Hour specials all day
everyday. Great food and
attentive service. 3208 SW Archer
Road 373-2800. Open Monday-
Saturday llam-2am, Sun 11-11.
Cafe Gardens has been just
across from the UF Campus
since 1976. This quaint landmark
courtyard dining is perfect for
any date or gathering. Don't
miss the Friday wine tasting 6-
8pm. Open 7 days. Now booking
private parties for the Tuscawilla
Room with patio and deck. Daily
Lunch & Drink Specials. -Live
Music Nightly Call 376-2233
1643 NW 1st Ave.
Hooters is relocating! Same fun
atmosphere in a newly remodeled
location, right near UF campus.
For the best wings, hottest girls,
and popular Wednesday night
trivia, come on out to Hooters at
3265 SW 34th St., or give us a call
Specials: Happy Hour everyday
4pm-10pm. Dollar drafts, 2 for
1 single liquor drinks & house
wines. Lunch & dinner specials
Mon-Fri. 11 TV's, 2 Big Screen
Outside Seating. Behind Eckerd's
in Butler Plaza. 374-0675.
Serving a wide array of
appetizers, burgers; wings,
steaks, salads and seafood, The
Swamp offers something for
everyone. Come and relax on
the front lawn or on one of our
intimate decks while enjoying
our daily lunch, dinner or drink
specials. Don't miss our famous
Happy Hour, Monday thru
Friday 4pm-8pm. Located across
from University of Florida, it's
the perfect place to unwind and
experience that great Gator flavor
they call The Swamp. Delivering
lunch and dinner Mon-Sun 11am-
10pm. 1642 W. Univ. Ave. 37-
SWAMP (377-9267) For catering
information call 380-9291.
Where eating well means eating
healthfully. _Gainesville's best
Chinese food, according to
many of our customers. Family
run, expert. chef, now with more
vegetables. Generous portions,
fast service & super lunch/dinner
combos. FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave. 372-4282.
Full menu and specials @
New Deal Cafe
Fresh burgers 3 pound, pot
pie, flatbread pizza, panninis,
fresh fish, pork chops. Bargain
Martinis. 3443 W. University
Discover a genuine taste of
New' Orleans at Po' Boys Creole
Cafe' at 3275 SW 34th Street
by Carraba's! Choose from 25
different Po' Boys sandwiches
or from our many wraps, salads,
gumbos, jumbalaya, and dinners!
See us at poboysgainesville.com.
Ladies Night Every Tues w/ Live
Music & Free Beer for ladies! Call
372-1155 for more info!
Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery shouts,
"Happy Birthday!" and "Happy
Anniversary Gainesville's most
popular ice cream shops also
create great CAKES for birthdays
and anniversaries. Stop in today
for premium ice creams and
order a Signature Cake. You can
buy a fresh-made daily cake or
a custom-order cake. Newberry
Road: 271-7437 Archer Road:
377-7520. V/AX/MC/D. Please
visit GatorFood.com for fresh-
made deep-frozen deliveries.
Pio's Pasta Company
Serving you from two locations
7 days a week. 4320 SW 20th
Ave. Open for lunch 11am-2pm
Mon-Fri 372-9975. 6 South Main
St. Open lunch 11am-2pm Wed-
Fri 375-7372. Both locations
open 5pm-10pm Mon-Sun. Call
for reservations for any special
occasion or just a quiet night
out. Walk-ins welcome.
,THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 11
They're badfish too: Sublime tribute band hits G'ville
BY JUNE CAPPIELLO
Avenue Writer -
Out of Long Beach, Calif., Sublime intro-
duced the refreshing sound of ska, reggae
and punk fusion when they toured along the
West Coast in the mid-1990s.
But the untimely death of lead singer Brad
Nowell due to a drug overdose meant most
fans on the East Coast and Midwest never
would have a chance to see Sublime live.
With that in mind, Joel Hanks, Dave
Ladin and Scott' Begins of Rhode Island
formed Badfish, a tribute band, to give those
who missed Sublime the first time around a
chance to hear their songs played live.
Badfisli is scheduled to play Wednesday
at The Side Bar at 9 p.m. The cover is $8.
The band hailing from Matunuck, R.I.,
formed in the spring of 2001 as a side project
for the three members, who each were in
Encouraged by positive feedback each
time they covered a Sublime songs, the mem-
bers eventually left their respective bands to
focus on Badfish and tour full time. The band
played 180 shows last year.
Although a tribute band, Badfish doesn't
try to impersonate all aspects of the band
"We're not trying to be Sublime," said
Hanks, the band's bassist. "We're just a band
playing Sublime songs. It's great."
Hanks said hometown shows in Rhode
Island draw a crowd of 1,500 every time.
Badfish even has played with singer/
songwriter Jimmy Buffet, who came up on
stage during a show in Nantucket, Mass.
Buffet played "Brown-Eyed Girl," "No
Woman No Cry" and "The Joker with the
Band," Hanks said.
- Despite all of the cities they've vis-
ited, Wednesday will be Badfish's debut in
Hanks hopes even the skeptics will come
to the show to check it out.
"It's Sublime how can you go wrong?"
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222 SW 35th Blvd. (Butler Plaza
ext to Publix).. Enjoy Authentic
ipanese food in a Casual &
comfortablee environment. Our.
extensive SUSHI BAR provides
ie best portions' in town. All
ushi made-to-order. Try our new
ienu with new rolls, appetizers,
inch specials, & unique rice
rines. Open every day 11:30am-
Opm. To Go orders available on
everything. 335-3030. Delivery
available through Gatorfood.com
1arah's On the Avenue
;ainesville's Premiere Hookah
,ounge! One of Farah's best
hidden treasures are its hookah
abacco pipes also known
s Argilleh, these flavorful,
romantic concoctions of taste
nd smell offer a relaxing
aood either before, after, or
perhaps even while dining at
arah's. We use only the finest
Randd of premium hookah
abacco and natural charcoal,
imported directly from the
/Iediterranean Gulf. For your
lining pleasure we offer meze,
traditional small plates of food,
such as hummus, kibbie, falafel,
spinach & artichoke dip, baba
ghanoush, and kifta. Famous
for our wings, gyros, burgers
and steaks. Large vegetarian
selection. All service in a casual
atmosphere. -Saturday nights
BELLY DANCING beginning at
8pm. 1120W. Univ. Ave. 378-5179.
1011 W. University Ave.
11-10 Mon-Sun 336-5323. -We
have the best Falafel, Tabouli,
Hummus, .Baba, Grape Leaves
& Gyros-beef or chicken. Fresh
smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita
Bread Bakery at 2401 SW
13th St., 372-4995. We sell
hookahs, parts,, charcoals,
fine tobacco, and halal meat.
Serving Gainesville since 1976.
Made to order, made from scratch
Many vegetarian & vegan items
available. Open 7 days, 11am-
S10pm. 16 NW 13th St. 378-5948.
You've had the rest, now try the
BEST Mexicanfood in Gainesville.
We have great fajitas & vegetarian
cuisine. Loved by Gators past
and present since 1990. Best
homemade salsa in town. Open
7 days a week for lunch and
dinner. 1723 SW 13th St. Take out
and catering available 376-6989.
Catering Gainesville for 16 years
now! Come and enjoy authentic
Mexican food at reasonable
prices. Try one of our fajita
entrees or choose from several
vegetarian selections. Also try
our special grilled pork chops
with black beans and rice. Don't
forget about our tasty margaritas
on special Mon-Thurs at $2.25 &
2-4-1 Mich Lite & Bud Lite drafts,
$1.95Mon& Tues. Locatedbehind
Red Lobster across from Oaks
Mall. *Carry out also available*
332-0878. Closed Sunday.
Casino's Pizza & Subs
Try Us, You'll Love Us! Specialty
pizzas, subs, calzones, salads,
stromboli, desserts, wings, and
sides. Large 1-topping pizza
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Pizza legend since 1973. Whole
pizzas & slices. Open 7 days a
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Fri & Sat till 12am. Call ahead
for pickup 375-2007. For delivery
call 379-FOOD. Located next
to Bistro 1245. Leo's Cafe open
daily 9am. Flavored coffees,
espressos & fresh baked pastries.
Take a trip to
1974, we've been dishing out
high-quality ingredients in all of
our specialty pizzas, monumental
hoagies, and scrumptious salads.
And. yes, we deliver. 1209 W.
University Ave. 367-0012.
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine
prepared with all natural
ingredients. Organic food,
smoothies and juices. Amex/
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Delicious traditional Vietnamese
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New game incites bongo madness
Nintendo always has been known for their innovation.
As long as I can remember, it has been their increas-
ingly superior Game Boys, quality "out-there" games,
such as "Pikmin" and "Paper Mario," and crazy ideas the not-
so-popular, yet original Virtual Boy that have defined Nintendo
from its competitors.
I mean, really, the company has built its whole fan base upon a
short plumber who fights a dinosaur. And because of all this, I've
learned to expect Nintendo to build something just a little differ-
Still, if you had told me last week Nintendo wanted me to come
to Seattle to play bongos, I wouldn't have understood.
Much like you don't understand now.
But on Friday at Nintendo's College Media Day, I did just that.
I got a preview of "Donkey Kong Jungle Beat," yet another inno-
vative game from the Nintendo assembly line, and a slew of other
products that promise something new.
Jungle Beat is a fast-paced sidescroller with lush graphics
and gameplay reminiscent of the revolutionary "Donkey Kong
Players control DK as he pinballs through hordes of animal op-
position on his kingdom-wide quest to consume all of the fruit ih
Sound familiar? It is, but while this simple premise is nothing
new to the DK series, in "Jungle Beat" the controls make all the
Packaged with the game is a specialized GameCube control-
ler shaped like a pair of bongos. Beat on the right bongo to make
DK go right, left to go left. Pound faster to sprint and beat both to
jump. Smack the sides or clap to attack.
And yes, you'll look stupid, but you'll get over it when you
realize how much fun this game is.
Plus, mastering the bongos and DK's acrobatics will allow
players to maintain a "beat combo" poten-
tially all level, which will multiply their
total score and life bar for the ensuing
R Boss fight.
And both kinds of boss fights are an
.Brett Kelman Regular bosses require DK to jostle
Don't Hate the Playa with some hairy characters until the prop-
firstname.lastname@example.org er exchange of explosive fruit brings about
some jungle justice, while boxing matches
challenge player's timing and tenacity
with the likes of Karate Kong and other angry apes.
On a whole, "Jungle Beat" is another example of Nintendo
taking one of its classic characters and making them new again.
Despite its simplicity, it's is an installment to the DK series on par
with, any other.
Besides just bongos, Nintendo's College Media Day offered
playtime with Nintendo's new handheld: the Nintendo DS. The
DS, born of the realization that "people don't buy peripherals for
their video games," includes dual screens, a touch screen, a micro-
phone and wireless link-up.
But a great handheld is nothing without great games. Of the
many I played, two stood out.
Like the original "WarioWare," "WarioWare: Touched!" pres-
ents players with a rapid-fire onslaught of two-second "micro-
games" that now are focused on use of the DS's stylus and touch
screen. Unrolling toilet paper and tickling a figure were among my
Also while I won't be abandoning my PS2 copy of Madden
2005 quite yet, Madden for the DS was a surprisingly apt replace-
ment. Good enough to play in the brief moments when console
Madden is out of reach.
You know, like class.
Platinum spins techno, lacks luster
WA hen you call a club Platinum,
I expect big things, such as
glamour and excess. What
I don't expect is an apartment-like
space above Silver Q. Thanks to lack
of .knowledgeable promoting skills and
a boring atmosphere, Friday's grand
opening fell flat on its face.
I do applaud the promoter's ef-
fort for bringing a different kind of
DJ to the club scene in Gainesville. DJ
Debauchery deliver techno and house
anthems reminiscent of the days when
students spent most of their nights at
Simon's doing "things" that led to the 2
a.m. rave ordinance.
Where the club truly fails is in the
setup. After climbing up a set of stairs,
I found myself going down a hallway
with rooms on either side that I as-
sumed were VIP areas. After that, I
the only bar in
area, by far the
.Dani biggest room
J. Daniel Duran in the series of
Night Writer rooms I already
email@example.com had passed,
by a sofa, loveseat and coffee table,
completely unnecessary, particularly
because of the lack of space.
If the owners and promoters want
Platinum to survive, changes need to
be made ... quickly.
First thing, a patron shouldn't have.
to stop and ask if this is the entrance
to the locale. The name should clearly
be displayed somewhere around the
entrance. A man standing under a red
light isn't enough to lure people in.
The dull lighting scheme didn't stop
at the entrance. The dance area featured
low-wattage light bulbs that barely let
you see two feet in front of you.
Also, space should be re-evaluated.
Using the space wisely could create'less
of a chaotic feel. The bar even could
be shortened in length to make more
danceable room in the area, and some
walls wouldn't necessarily be missed.
I can't say if there is a need for a
place like Platinum, but I'm pretty sure
there are people who would enjoy the
techno-lounge ambience myself in-
cluded. However, it needs to be done
More creative lighting and space de-
cor easily could make this club one that
wouldhave to turn people away.
How do I know i mY gir0fienu
is faking it? She says she has or-
casms, but I can't teLL Like I've been
able to with other girls I've been
with. Is there" a way to know for
Dear Fakin the Bacon,
Women can fake orgasms at will, no acting
experience required (I could totally outdo Meg
Ryan's "faux"-gasm in '"When Harry Met
Sally.") Actually, a counterfeit climax often is
more convincing than a real one.
Everyone should make it clear to their part-
ner there is no orgasmic expectation. This takes
pressure off anyone with an'ache to fake.
But if you insist on playing Detective
Orgasm, there are a
few physical signs
you can scout out
(although, staring at
her crotch like it's a
science experiment is
Jump Your anything but sexy.)
In most cases dur-
Bones Jones ing a genuine flush
Undercovers of sexual bliss, the
firstname.lastname@example.org vaginal walls con-
i tract, the chest and
face become flushed and breathing remains
heavy for a few minutes. Don't be fooled by
mechanical moaning and quivering that shuts
off after the supposed moment of ecstasy.
Bear in mind that every woman's orgasm
is different, so what holds true for the majority
isn't the case for everyone. More importantly,
understanding why people (yes, guys are
guilty as well) simulate satisfaction is key in
overcoming a lack of coming.
Many think bringing someone to the brink
quickly and consistently is the sole determi-
nant in their ability as a lover. This type of
thought process leads many to stage a coun-
terfeit climax in order to save a partner's ego.
I'd like to single-handedly debunk this
myth by revealing that the most mind-blow-
ing moan fest of my life didn't include me
coming. Fabulous sex doesn't have to involve
five, or even one, big "O."
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 13
Woman out of Africa displays art at local gallery
BY ALICIA PEREZ
She was looking for an adven-
ture. She found it in Africa, where
she remained for 28 years.
Mary Jane Volkmann's earliest
childhood memory of painting
was at the age of 4. She would
paint, draw and make up stories
to go along with the pictures.
The 53-year-old Cleveland na-
tive is this month's featured art-
ist at the Oak Hall High School
Gallery. Paintings from Swaziland
and Namibia will be featured as
well as original prints of postage
stamps and some recent work
Volkmann said she enjoys paint-
ing sceneries and landscapes.
"I love looking around and
seeing interesting and beautiful
things and putting it down in a
tangible form," she said.
She was 23 when she traveled
to Swaziland on a three-month
visa. While there, she went to her
friend's house and decided to
paint the valley that she said had
taken her breath away.
That day would change her life
"I was painting, and I saw that
someone had come to visit my
friend," she said. "It was the king's
personal physician and member of
the royal family. He watched me
and didn't say anything, so I con-
tinued to paint. A couple of days
Artist Mary Jane Volkmann, center, speaks with guests at the opening of her show at Oak Hall High.
later I got a call from the cabinet
asking me to the city, so I got on a
bus and went to the-capital city."
The memory is as if it had hap-
pened yesterday, she explains. A
portrait of the king painted for
his 75th birthday was brought out
- he wasn't happy with it.
"They asked me if I could.do
one for him, and I said I had no
money, no work permit and no
materials," the artist said. "Then
they took me into another.room
for tea, and I found myself with
a visa, a work permit, an expense
account and a chauffer that was
going to take me to get the materi-
als I needed."
The king never made private
appearances, thus her paintings
had to be drawn from public ap-
pearances and black and white
pictures. She went to the Prince's
home several times because he
was taking care of her and also
helped her with color choices.
She stayed in Swaziland for 5
years before moving to Namibia
and beginning the second part of
her incredible journey.
While in Namibia, she was
'asked to design postage stamps -
two of which won awards but
the highlight 6f her trip was being
asked by Gamsberg MacMillan
Publishing Co. to paint 23 por-
traits of Namibian life, she said.
It took her four-and a half years
to finish the paintings.
After spending 23 years in
Namibia, her husband and she
agreed their two sons needed to
further educate their lives.
"The funny part is that Florida
was #50 on our list of choices," she
"My husband, Walter, was
checking out some properties
out west and decided to go visit
my mom in Florida. He stopped
in Gainesville to visit Professor
Barnes and stayed with him a
couple of days and fell in love
with the area."
It has been two years since
the move to Gainesville, and she
couldn't be happier.
She still paints and focuses on
painting thecountryside and of
"I paint a lot of plein-air," she
said. "I also love painting clouds
and water. I just love painting be-
cause it brings me so much joy. I
can paint anything and when the
paint starts flowing it humbling
The exhibit running through
March 1 is a retrospective view of
It is open during school hours
and free to the public.
Volkmann also is giving a se-
ries of lectures in several libraries
throughout February as part of
Black History Month.
Band promises wild time
BY NATHANIEL DEAS
Although they are described as a rocka-
billy blues band, when Crazy Georg and
the Cowboy Hotrods take the stage, you
never know what you'll hear.
"Our music is also largely improvisa-
tional, to the point where at times.it gets
completely chromatic, which in other
words means, anything goes," front man
Georg Koszulinski explained. "It might
start with a jazz feel, but it can quickly turn
into anything. But we always bring it back
to something the audience recognizes. We
try to push boundaries, but we-also don't
want our music to become inaccessible."
The band will bring their styles to Tim
& Terry's Friday night, as well as to the
Side Bar on Saturday.
Koszulinski expects a fun time.
"Performing with the Hotrods is in-
sanely fun and energetic," he said. "Every
performance is unique, but I think people
can always expect a complete lack of
inhibition on our part and a good time.
Even the sad and lonely songs and the
blues numbers are teeming with positive
Influenced by such styles as jazz and
country, Crazy Georg and the Cowboy
Hotrods make a point to be different.
"We're taking these classic American
styles and re-contextualizing them in our
own unique way," Koszulinski said. "It's
important to us to keep these forms of
art and storytelling alive, but to simply
imitate our musical idols would become
parody. We're making these styles relevant
While playing together in indie hard-
rock band Daughters of the Revolution,
Koszulinski and Jared Geiger joined forces
with former El Robot member Morgan
Caraway to form the Cowboy Hotrods.
After a couple of practices, the band hit the
road, touring to St. Louis, Mo., and back.
The trio recently has enlisted the talerit of
Don Austin on fiddle.
"Don is an incredible musician, and he's
raised the bar for all of us," Koszulinski
said. "It's a really exciting time because we
all know how rare it is to find such great
chemistry. Truthfully, performing has
never been so much fun for me."
Friday's show at Tim & Terry's is free
and starts at 10:30 p.m. Doors open at the
Side Bar at 9 p.m., and cover is $5.
For more information about Crazy
Georg and the Cowboy Hotrods check out
the band's Web site at http://www.cowbo
Play perplexing, verbose
BY HEATHER BERGER
I entered "No Man's Land" Saturday
night and I couldn't wait to leave.
After an enigma of fancy words at-
tacked my brain for about 90 minutes, I
left the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre
wondering what I just witnessed.
H-a r o 1 d
Sl Pinter's "No
Man's Land," as
the ART, was
S an unbearably
Heather Berger strange theatrical
e curtain Call experience unlike
urtai Cal anything I'd ever
hbergerLfalligator.org call decent.
I took the
to receive help after my daunting experi-
ence. I felt weak and small, perplexed by
this play that the director, Sidney Homan,
referred to as "revolving around reality
and illusion." I took a trip down Google
Lane to find answers, something to grab
onto that would give me .a little insight
into "No Man's Land."-
From Pinter's official Web site, http:
//www.haroldpinter.com, I inferred that
"No Man's Land" was meant to enlighten
the audience about the inevitability of old
age. It was supposed to focus on Pinter,
a successful writer who is creatively
blocked in no man's land, and Spooner, a
failed poet who tries to rescue Pinter from
his slump. Foster and Briggs, as Pinter's
assistants, also were supposed to help ask
the ultimate question of what is to be done
when there is nothing left to do.
It's a good thing I had Google help me
out, because I never would have known
The ART's version of what is, arguably,
Pinter's most written-about play was mis-
leading and unclear.
In roles originally written for men, both
Foster and Briggs were female at the ART.
I believe in changing the gender of a char-
acter, one essentially changes the charac-
ter. Although it is a directorial choice, I
found the choice ineffective.
Within the first minutes of dialogue
between Spooner and the two assistants,
both ladies were canoodling with him on
a tiny couch. It was uncharacteristic of
two professional assistants, and I saw it as
a cheap shot at women. For two women
meant to dress as assistants, their short
skirts and cleavage did not reflect that.
Shamrock McShane, who played
Spooner, did an excellent job with his
character. Just as in "The Votive Pit,"
which he wrote and starred in last month;
McShane's quality acting carried the rest
of the cast.
In his director's notes, Homan de-
scribed the play as a "strange and beauti-
ful and comic and mysterious world."
I get the feeling Pinter intended this
play to revolve around questions some
which are answered and some which are
left to discover.
The only thing I left the ART question-
ing was where I should go for dinner.
"No Man's Land" is at the Acrosstown,
Repertory Theatre from Feb. 10-26.
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Film explores mutilation custom
to play O'Dome
BY KEELEY MCCARTY
R-". jcal Flatt will croon
tunes from their new CD,
"Feel- Like Today" at the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center
on Friday night.
The concert, which will
start at 8 p.m., will feature the
the rising country- trio after
soloist Blake Shelton.
Their self-titled debut had
went platinum just five years
ago, but the group already has
achieved notable success with-
in the country music scene.
In 2003, the Country
Music Association, the
Academy of Country Music
and the American Society
of Composers, Authors and
Publishers all named Rascal
Flatts the Vocal Group of the
Year. CNL- honored tfh ilt ith
the title again in 2004.
Not only are they popular
for their musical talents, the
thtee ?0--o:imething men have
achie'. cld -se.-j nimLl status
with their fieinjl audience.
The O'Connell Center show
is part of their "Here's To You"
tour, named for a track off the
new album, specificalh dedi-
cated to fans.
Tickets can be purchased
for $41 at the University
Box Office or for varying
other charges at the Oaks
Mall Information Booth and
F em.le ciricumcliion jlu-.t the thoiiuht of it is
e enough to, send an uncorntortabl chill down
I my spine.
Hot, e\ r archaic .and unheard of this ancient-
Iitual inught be to our -o.: et.- today. there still are
place-- in the \iorrld i\her, it is a common prac-
In the 2004 African film "Moolaad6," writer
and director Ousmane Sembene creates a pro-
vocative and controversial story that pits itself
against the ancient practice.
"Moolaade," set in modern day Senegal, is
the story of a small village divided by the oppos-
ing views toward the mutilation ritual. The film-
begins when a group.of four young girls looking
to avoid purification, as the circumcision ritual is.
known, run to the protection of Coll6 Ardo Galle
Sy (Fatoumata Coulibaly).
Colle a strong-willed wife of a village tribes-
man, takes the girls in and offers them protection.
To keep the girls safe, Colle invokes the spell-
like call for sanctuary known as moolaade. The
time honored tradition of moolaad, is made to
protect the weak who can't stand for themselves.
Coll, who refused to have her own daughter,
Amasatou (Salimata Traor6), circumcised years
earlier, becomes the center of a controversy that
has both men and women in the village choos-
S ing sides in the argument.
n marriage to the heir to the
tribal throne is questioned
as more controversy, ig-
Angie De Angelis nites over the k;nd of girl
he cliulud mart\-.
At the Hipp
the villages res-stance t-
two respected tradition-
both that of female gerital mutilation and that of
sanctuary. By challenging these Lcu-c tom-. Sembene
reflects the change'- in miodern-day Atrican cLLl-
ture as modern values shake the foundation of
Winner of the "Un Certain Regard" at the last
year's Cannes Film Festival, "Moolaad6" provides
an interesting insight into a colorful culture rich
in tradition. Though the subject is heavy and the
plot moves slowly at times, this film is a thought
provoking piece that can relate to all cultures in
that it challenges the traditions of the past.
"Moolaad6" opens Friday at the Hippodrome
State Theatre, 25 SE Second Place, and runs until
For show times and tickets, contact
the Hippodrome at 375-HIPP or online at
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wirl Charles Dutoit, Conductor with Branford Marsalis, Saxophone
An Alan and Carol Squitieri Classical Performance
One of the world's finest orchestras led by one of
the world's finest conductors. Need we say more?
Sponsored by Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors
A perfect date night! Multiple Tony Award-winner
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the wild pursuit of love and the need to make -
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Put on your most glamorous outfit, treat yourself
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An Alan and Carol Squitieri Classical Performance
Try an afternoon of chamber music by the
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A saxophone legend you may remember.him
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plays an evening of jazz and light classical,
including the theme to the hit movie
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Leonardo DiCaprio not included.
Emerson String Quartet
If you missed the Juilliard String Quartet
(March 20), here's another chance to try
chamber music. Or, if you liked Juilliard,
here's an equally talented ensemble.
Best selling author (Dress Your Family in
Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day)
speaks, signs books and makes you laugh out loud.
A stunning chamber work, presented against a
backdrop of awe-inspiring cosmic images
An ArtesAmericas Program of The University of Texas
at Austin funded by Altria Group, Inc.
Sizzling! Mixes tango, modern dance and
classical ballet to explore love, temptation and
loss. Kind of like your last few dates, but more
dramatic and with better choreography.
Ravi and Anoushka Shankar
Experience Indian music from a living legend.
Try it, you'll like it.
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Come on, you know you love it. You've seen the
movie eight times. Now see the musical.
Note- a\ alability is extremely limited.
Only 17 years old, Westenra is a vocal powerhouse.
Her sweet, soaring classical and modern melodies
will make you want to sign up for voice lessons.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005
U1 For Rent
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 LANDINGSII
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 &
doub'3 suites available. Starting at $400/mo
inclu is everything gym, pool, DSL, elec-
tric, 'c. 337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com
1BR i 2BR Huge floor plan. Private patio,
park at your door. Oasis 377-3149 Furn Avail
3436 SW 42nd Ave & 34th St. $500 & $600/
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
with: internet & Cable & elec & water
walking closets, full bath, wash/dry
pool view, gym, FULL furnish
Call for more info 352-258-3542 2-25-27-1
Just Bring Your Clothes!
Furnished 2 &4rbedrooms from $875
Luxury living with all the perks!
Incs!ds 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 fts. 1 year
lease discounted for summer $425/$300.
Bring your friends & call. 954-592-0521
S 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 Tower & 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 SW23 St. 2BR/
1 BAW/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.
1IBR 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!
'. .it ,.n tA.Jl '. o -rp 1-'I 'd i.l h -
Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
CAN'T FIND PARKING? BUS FULL?
SStudios & 1/ls from $459 at UF
Pool *We Pay Most Utilities Pets OK
Residents get FREE parking...guaranteed
You can't live any closer! 372-7111
E For Rent
E II unfurnished
QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD!
* Avail NOW or AUGUST! "
1BR $530/2BR $580/3BR $735
* HUGE floor plans! 2 Poolsl
* Pets Welcomel ** 335-7275
*LUXURY 3/3 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*2-1 $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
Quietly Conveniencel Location!
* 1BR $460* 2BR $530
* Beautiful pools/courtyardsl
* 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 21
750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love petsl
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
l For Rent'
30 | .unfurnished.
LIVE EVERY DAY A VACATIONII
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
Luxury 2 & 3 BRs'
FREE tanning, 24 hr Gym
Gated entry, pets ok
Limited spots, 372-0400
***Beautiful and New***
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866)
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
Make Them Green With Envy!
Luxury 2&3 Bedrooms from $850
Reserve now for fall! 372-8100
HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations and price ranges
If you are tired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
Leasing Now & Fall
Large 2BR/1 BA $629, 3BR/2BA $855
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
.Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org
1 BLOCK FROM UF
Luxury 2BR/2BA townhomes.
W/D, private balconies.
Open until 8pmn and WEEKENDS
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
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2 Ieor Iqent: Unfurnished : 7 Computers ,, 12 Autos 17: Typing Services 22- Tickets -. ,
3 Sublease; .. .. Electronics. 13 Wanted ; 18 Peronals 23Rides
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WALK TO UF
Studios and 1Brs
For Fall-from $460
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease
Sun Island Properties
Need space for a 2,3 or 4-some?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities..
Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
Want more? Free even!
4BR 2.5 $1020 Only 1 left
Spacious floor plan alarm tennis
Free UF parking 376-4002
BIG VALUE, SMALL PRICE
2BR TH $639 inc W/D, alarm, park free@UF
Pets welcome, Daily Specials!
Avail NOW or Fall 373-1111
1st MONTH FREE!
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
More for less, FREE even!
2BR/2BA- Only $680
Pool bus route alarm tennis
Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 1:
U For Rent
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 BR 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.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 3-7-45-2
Up to 1 month FREE rent!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 &3BR apts
Avail Aug. Special from $489/person. Lofts,
hrdwd firs & more. Going fast! Call 376-6223
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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
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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
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115 STEPS FROM CAMPUS!I!
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
2BR/1.5BA 5-10 min bike ride to med or UF.
All new carpet, W/D, DW, stove. No smk,
pets, 239-898-9317 1038 B off SW 6 St on
10th Ln. $600/mo 3-7-38-2
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 ** $650/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft0 $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 0 376-2507
** 3BR/4BR LIKE A HOUSE **
Huge townhouse, fireplace,
W/D hook-ups, patio,
New carpet & tile, fitness & basketball
high speed wireless internet
3BR/2.5BA only $850
4BR/3BA only $1099
Close to UF in SW
All the space you need only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
Haile. Plantation Laurel Park. 3BR/2BA
Beautiful home. Quiet neighborhood. Great
running trails. $1200/mo Avail 3/1. Bruce
DUCK POND! Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1BR $699 2BR $839- 3BR $999
$150 dep. Full size W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Center!
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
*Spacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawh 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
SwII For Rent
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
1,2 & 3BR with GATED ENTRY!
HUGE apts w/screened porches
FREE Alarm FREE Tanning
24-hour Gym Quiet NW Area
Move-in Specials 372-0400
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
***WALK TO CAMPUS***
Available now. 2BR/2BA apt off of NW 17th
St. 3 blks from canipus. 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 LOFT APTS 650 & 750 sq. ft. Starting
at $450/mo. Quiet, wooded setting. FREE
monitored alarm system. 6400 SW 20th Ave.
Call 332-0720 3-31-32-2
*3 BLKS TO UF*
2BR/1 BA duplex, hardwood floors, W/D,
DOWNTOWN avail immediately or spring.
Month to month ok. 2BR/1BA apt, newly
remodeled, quiet neighborhood, pets OK,
Close to Shands, UF & Library. $650-715/
mo, Call 262-1351 2-22-10-2
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,..BD/1BA house,
central A/C, washer & dryer hookups, dish-
washer. Off st parking. Summer lease ok
$825/mo. 406 NW 3rd Ave AvI Feb 352-219-
2033 or 305-527-9315 2-17-5-2
GAINESVILLE'S FINEST LIVING
Luxury 3/3 & 4/4's from only $370/bdrm
includes extended cable, water/sewer, 24 hr
gym, Free Tanning
SPRING & SUMMER SPECIALS
Call the Landings at 336-3838
U For Rent
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 fire
place, loft study, cent H/AC, W/D, pvt lo!
wd firs, 10 min to UF. 806-NW 17th Ave 375
6854 $700/mo NS. 2-17-5-2
2 Bed 1 Bath in old house. Downtown
Hardwood Floors, high ceilings, pets ar
ranged, Avail now. $475/mo 1st, last, dep.
Call Greg 214-3291 2-25-11-2
*NW 39th Ave 2/2, patio, loft, new wd ptn
fir, Ig,,open, good area $580-61002/2, patio
gate $510-5150SW, 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."372-952E
SHORT TERM-LEASE! 2BR 1.5BA
Duplex, walk to UF, CH/AC,
$495/rent, 805 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9526
2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
1813 NW2nd 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 mit
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
borhood, 1000 sq ft, tile floors, spacious
living/dining rooms, W/D hkups, pvt pation ir
back yard, near UF. 1824 NW 10th St. 376
2BR/1BA Duplex in Duckpond Area: Cen
H/AC, W/D hook-ups; wood floors, 605 Nf
6th Ave. $550/mo, sec dep. Call 386-935
Very clean condo 2BR/2.5BA, 5 min to UF
10 min to Shands, cent AC, DW, W/D, cable
internet, pool, $800/mo 352-472-9778, 305
299-3485, email@example.com 2-23-5-2
HISTORIC DUCKPOND NEIGHBORHOOD
Charming studio. Privacy over detached
garage. 1.8 mi from UF $450+/mo. sec. dep
Small pets. Avail now. 371-7149 2-25-7-2
CONVENIENT 2BR/1BA HOUSE .
Lg fenced area, pet PBA, $650/mo,131 NV
11th St. Newly decorated/renovated. Ca'
475-1586 or 213-2662 (cell) 2-23-5-2
CUTE 1BR w/STUDY, new kitchen, $495/
mo. 302 NW 19th Ave.
Call Greentree Realty 317-4392 3-9-10-2
3BR/3 full baths. End unit. W/D. Pool & ten-
nis. $850/mo Call 407-578-2721 2-3-5-2
Continued on next page.
20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2005
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-
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, W/D, pool, tanning, 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. Call 352-682-9204 2-22-10-3
$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/1BA, hdwfls, cent ac, front porch,
great neighbors. Avail Feb 21. Sub thru June,
July or Augl $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 3523514-7773 3-17-20-3
THE EXCHANGE, Sublet available 3/1 thru
8/7 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA incl cable, enet,
utils .($35 towards elec) furn, LR, dining,
laundry, patio. Paying $504 Reduced to
$350/mo. Call 407-620-9022 2-18-5-3
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/1BA 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
ok, near downtown. Keep $400 dep. $600/
mo rent. 507 SW 8th St. 337-2630 2-21-5-3
1 BR/1 BA 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, 2005 Sunbay Apts
2BR/1 BA $400/mo $200 deposit included.
Close to UF/On bus route 16. 352-256-7831
or 305-467-5255 3-8-10-3
1/2 OFF RENT NOW THRU JULY 31st on a
1BR/1BA in a 3BR/3BA at Hidden Lake Apts:
Rents for $420/monthly, will sacrifice for
$210/monthly & move in free too! Call Angie
352-331-4400 or 352-213-8572 or email me
at firstname.lastname@example.org 2-23-5-3
1 BR in a 2/2.5. New townhouse $385/mo.
Avail March 1, will work around date if
needed. Call Jessica 367-4053 2-25-7-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Resposible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv mes-
sage. Private Owner 4-20-71-4
Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
UF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/mo.Aval Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4
M/F NS Grad student/professional wanted to
rent furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5 mi
to Shands. Kitchen, LR, laundry $425+ utils
336-5450 or 954-646-1341 3-8-40-4
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/own BA avail. W/D, no
pets, prefer serious student or prof. $347/mo
+ 1/2 utils. Avail 3/5. No lease. Call Evan
Female student to join 2 females in nice 3BR
house off NW 8th Ave, 3 mi from UF on bus
rt, tile/hardwood, fenced yard, $275/mo + 1/3
GRU & HS internet dig cable, 381-5597 3-
Walk to UF
1BR open for N/S in luxury house w/2 gradu-
ate students. $400/mo + 1/3 util, incl W/D.
Avail 2/9. Call 283-6279 2-25-13-4
2 share 2BR Downtown apt. Newly remod-
eled. Close to Shands, UF, & Library.
$350/mo. Month to month or longer lease
ok. Pets ok.Call 262-1351 2-22-10-4
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Roommate wanted to share 2BR/1BA 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. Gourrpet 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
1 BR/1 BA in clean, spacious 2400 sq ft home.
10 min to UF & Shands. W/D, garage & stor-
age. Utils, cable, inet incl. $620/mo. Call 352-
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/2BA apartment.
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-S5-. 57 ..T 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
GIRLS ONLY 2 rooms each w/pvt baths.
Cent AC, W/D, cable incl. Internet-ready.
$375/mo each. 1 MO FREE. Call 352-472-
Roommate needed. $200/mo + $200 refund-
able dep. + 1/2 util. Furnished 2BR/2BA.
Must be able to pass a background check.
Walk to UF 1939 NW 5th Ave. Private BA,
W/D, CHA, Diig cable, wireless internet, flex-
ible lease, 352-682-9342 2-23-5-4
5 Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5
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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
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ARE.YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
LIVE THE LUXURY OF
Manhattan/S. Florida loft style condos.
Brand new, spacious floorplans, 2/2.5,
3/3.5, 1400 sq ft, 18 ft windows, exposed
ductwork, polished floors. On bus rt.
Close to campus/Archer Rd. Take advan-
tage of pre-construction prices. Call Matt
Price at Campus Realty Today, 281-3551
or visit www.loftsoasis.com 3-8-20-5
I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005 N ALLIGATOR, 21
* Real Estate
WANT ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO BE
JEALOUS OF YOU NEXT YEAR?
Own + live in a new luxury campus-
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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-
ai Furnishings 9
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 warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, -sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests-
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
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411 w qrb p -.
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DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
BedsOFull mattress & boxspring sets
$49OQn sets $899Single sets $39OKing
sets $99OFrom 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
fridge $40, color TV $35, Entertainment
center 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/both. Will deliver. 328-
Whirlpool, super capacity, like new, commer-
cial quality, 5 cycles, 3 temps, large drop-lid
door. 407-461-7947, 407-384-8796 2-21-5-6
Lazyboy, beige $80 armoire $25 S brown
wood desk $25 0 twin bed Pillowtop mat-
tress $40 0 radio $5 0 desk chair $2 S
Hewlett Packard 540 printer $10 2-23-5-6
Real wood DINING SET. Excellent condition.
Table, 6 chairs w/covers, buffet & hutch.
ALSO: TRIPLE MIRROR. $100 Negotiable
Computer HELP fast A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
M/F Cert MCSE technicians. 333-8404.
*G'ville Computer Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
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U l Computers 9
COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development; $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
i Motorcycles, Mopeds *
** 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
0i r i grads. All models & directions avail on web-
v site. 4-20-50-11
Cmputelnternel 352.219.2980 1999 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6
Must sell.. $3300 OBO Tony 941-320-9522
- computer/laptop repair
- we BEAT all prices!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7
Friendly computer help. Fair and affordable.
Ring 24/7: 284-5562 2-21-5-7
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
$101 TV's, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES
Police Seizedl From $101 Info 800-749-
8128 ext M974. 3-7-20-8
* l Bicycles
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
* Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9
15 SPD JAMIS BICYCLE FOR SALE
Excellent cond! Rear rack, speedometer,
headlight all incl. $140 OBO. Will trade for
beach cruiser in great condition. Call 941-
730-8766 Iv mssg. 2-23-5-9
| 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
S email@example.com 2-25-20-10
Come see what's new! GCM thrift shops
downtown 238 SW 4th Ave, NW 5001 NW
34th St. Get more bang for your $! New items
daily Mon Sat 378-3654 4-20-43-10
YARD SALE 2/19 & 2/20
8am -- ?,1944 SW 14th Terr. (Behind China
Super Buffet on SW 13th St) household
items, books, toys, clothes, misc. 2-18-2-10
Save $$ with coupons from the Alligator.
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. Bryan 904-662-9896
2003 BUELL BLAST
500cc, 7960 mi, Fun ride. $2795. Call 352-
2001 Red Honda Elite Scooter 1300 mi.
Runs perfect, found a streetbike so I'm sell-
ing. $900 OBO 305-798-5932 2-21-3-11
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy6SellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
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For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
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OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
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Best Cars Lowest Prices
93 Civic EX 2dr AT $3595
94 Accord LX4dr $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-
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Bring your W2 & drive home today. Cash
cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
now 338-1999 4-20-63-12
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We finance anyone! $2000 discount off
finance price. More than 150 vehicles in
stock. Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-1
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 dae
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Cal
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
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Summer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
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irea, as well as the number of residents liv-
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lours, and have some organized group living
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OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed.
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advancement For more info: David 379-3663
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
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LEARN how you can EARN $100K + per
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TACO BELL Now hiring
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Call 352-317-2835 NOW for interview
Fun work environment! Work around
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Motivated, organized woman needed to fill
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sorority. Please call 561-213-1818 to inquire.
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SUMMER JOBS: Recreation Camp
6/6/05 7/29/05 for children ages 5-15.
WSI/Lifeguard and Maintenance Aids (5/05
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email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2-18-5-14
Local A/G church needs WORSHIP
background/contemporary songs. Paid po-
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HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2
& 4 Mon Fri, Calico Jack's 3501 SW 2nd
Ave, Creekside Mall 2-21-15-14
FT toddler teacher wanted 8:30-5:30 M-F.
2-yr old teachers wanted 12:30-6:30 M-F, 2:
30-6:30 M-F, 7:30-4:30 M-F. Previous child-
care experience desired. 1049 Museum Rd
Looking for enthusiastic, outgoing and detail-
oriented people for part-time position in busy
Fax resume to (352) 384-3982 2-18-6-14
BARTENDERS WAITSTAFF COOKS
Now hiring JP Gator's. Apply at 1605 SW
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DRUG$ = PROFIT
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
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Full time & Part time people wanted. Must be
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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
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their homework & orgnaization. After school
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day. Pay $8 hour Call 352-331-9775 Tony.
DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED
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HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED. Temporary
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call Heather @ 379-7844 2-21-5-14
02B Kids searching for energetic and
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teachers with experience for all 02B loca-
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Turn your closet into cash. Plato's Closet
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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
Looking for person with experience to help .
get us on the GSA schedules and promote
our products to government agencies: Send
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org www.gleim.com
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 NW 60th St.(Behind
McDonald's on Newberry Rd) Call 331-1253
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$15/hr for PERSONAL ASSISTANT for.
single, semi-retired entrepreneur/polital con-
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25 years. House work/cleaning, errands,
computer, socials/party planning. Possible
some travel. Flex hrs. Personally deliver
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MONEY FOR COLLEGE. The Army is
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SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM
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Records broken on first day of SEC's
By BRIAN STEELE ... GIRV BALLS, from page 27
Alligator Writer no ;
Perhaps it was foreshadowing when The Temptations' If he can instill that into them,,
"Ain't Too Proud To Beg" thundered throughout the O'Coinell the Gators will grab two games this
Center during warm-ups at the Southeastern Conference weekend.
Swimming Championships Wednesday night. The lyrics "Now, it's time to hear Gregg's
"Please, don't leave me, girl," may have been a precedent of. company line about how the regu-
what was to come. lar season games don't mean much
Both the UF men and women did leave the other teams b i only the playoffs count.
hind, combining to set three new SEC relay records. However, there's a twist.
Junior Ryan Lochte broke the SEC record in his 200-yard Much like Kentucky's domi-
split of the 800-yard freestyle relay and had the second-fastest nance of UF in basketball during
all-time American record, 1:33.07. n e of UF in bl
Despite setting records, the season is by no means finished ,.- .. the regular season, it will most
for the Gators. Senior Will Ratliff has loftier expectations. likely transfer to the postseason,
"Tonight was just kind of a breeze-through; I think we're go- whether the teams meet up in the
ing to be a lot faster in a couple weeks," Ratliff said. : conference tournament or (chuckle)
After helping the Gators set a new SEC record in the 200 the NCAA Tourney. All regular sea-
medley relay with a time of 1:25.03, senior Gabriel Mangabeira ., iI" 'son results do is reaffirm that one
said that the UF men's focus needs to stay the same. team is clearly better thanthe other
"It's a great feeling to break a record. We're just looking for- on the scoreboard and this fact
ward to the rest of the week," Mangabeira said. "We still have won't change when the postseason
to swim as good as possible, and make the crowd loud.". rolls around.
Before the meet, Coach Gregg Troy said the younger swim- Tt a s to college basell
mers would need to make an impact for the team to succeed. That applies to college baseball
"It's amazing being able to represent my team in my first as well.
year," said freshman Samantha Vanderbilt, a member.of the .Miami has imposed its will on
third-place 200 individual medley relay team. "The older girls the Gators in the regular season
were behind me the whole way, so it wasn't that hard. We -. and postseason. So, in a sense, we
know how to back each other up." : can gauge whether UF has a fight-
The UF women won the gold medal in the 800 freestyle '.. .-. ing chance of defeating Miami in
relay, setting the NCAA record with a time of 7:00.25. The men regional play based on this week-
also broke the 800 freestyle relay record with a time of 6:16.25. end's series.
Troy said the team's cohesiveness is surprising. As said before, the Gators have
"We knew we were capable, but whether you can put alldo it without dribli the ball
four [swimmers] together in a relay like that was exceptional," to do it without dri
Troy said. "We still have three full days. Competitors like around like their basketball coun-
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2004: Regional not Super for Gators
By TIM CASEY
Eight long months ago,
VIiami ended the UF baseball
:eam's season for a third con-
;ecutive year. The stakes were
2ven higher in this loss, as the
Sators were playing in their
Eirst-efer Super Regional round
of thel CAA Tournament.
"We slightly let the games
get away from us," current
sophomore Brian Leclerc said.
"They're close games, but we
threw them away. They made
some big-time plays; they're a
great team. They're tough to
beat down there."
The Gators entered the
best-of-three series with a 43-20
record, while the Hurricanes
stood at 47-11.
"We're one of the few clubs
.in the country, a year ago, to
win a road regional," Coach Pat
McMahon said. "We showed
heart, character and so much
toughness when typically things
In the first game, SEC Pitcher
of the Year Justin Hoyman took
the mound for UE.
UF jumped out to a 4-2
lead, but Miami scored six un-
answered runs, all unearned,
"Sometimes, one play has a
significant effect on the outcome
of the game," McMahon said.
"Justin pitched his heart out in
The Gators rallied with three
runs in the eighth inning, but
left the tying run stranded at
second. Leclerc led off the in-
ning with a double, followed
by a home run by current junior
shortstop Justin Tordi.
"I think when I was-a fresh-
man last year, I'll be honest: I
kinda think that the hype got
at me'a little bit," Leclerc said.
"Playing in their place, they
were overconfident. I think we
had confidence, but we could
have had a little bit more swag-
ger to our game."
The eighth-inning rally
wasn't enough to overcome five
errors, and the Gators fell 8-7.
The next day, the Gators
faced the Hurricanes' unde-
the SEC All-
Falkenbach team, started
"I threw a complete game
against Georgia in the SEC
Tournament, then I came back
and threw a complete game in
the Regional," Falkenbach said.
"And, of course, unfortunate to
face Miami and they got to me.
They beat me."
The Gators would score
their only run in the first inning.
Carrillo would not allow a base
hit after the fourth inning, giv-
ing Miami a 3-1 win and another
trip to the College World Series
in Omaha, Neb.
"It was a very hot, warm,
muggy, tough environment,"
McMahon said. "Connor
pitched unbelievably. in that
Falkenbach- was removed
with two outs in the eighth
when Miami had a-runner on
first with two outs. Gators re-
liever Darren O'Day picked off
the Hurricane runner, and the
two teams went to the bottom.
of the eighth.
"At that time of the year, with
only 16 teams left, regardless of
who your opponent is, breaks
happen," McMahon said. "I
believe you make your own
breaks. To play yourself into that
position where a bounce here, a
swing there, can make or break
you, you have to believe to be
able to perform through.
Brewer, Roberson: team developing 'killer mentality'
BASKETBALL, from page 27
Lee also exhibited valor toward the end
of the game when he attempted to draw
a .charge on guard 'Bam Doyne. Lee then
peeled himself from the floor with a bloody
lip that required three stitches.
The energy and determination was
found in every UF player. With the Gators
Nursing a 46-33 halftime lead, Donovan
chided his players for not flooring the pedal
against the Rebels. UF left the locker room a
"We have to have that killer mentality,"
freshman guard Corey Brewer said. "Coach
told us that we had to come out of the half
and put it to 'em. We can't let up."
Before this season, the phrases "killer
mentality" and "Gators" could have quali-
fied as antonyms. But after Wednesday's
game, albeit versus an undersized SEC bot-
tom-feeder, the players hinted that a knack
for closing out teams is precisely what UF is
trying to cultivate.
"Playing in this league and conference,
feeling sorry is something that you leave to
junior high," said junior Anthony Roberson,
who scored a game-high 20 points. "You
have to have a killer mentality where, if
they're down 30, you want them down by
50. That's a mentality we're building right
now and it's a mentality we have to have."
UF hits 11
GATORS, from page 27
"Believe me, it was an overhaul
the first three or four games back,"
Donovan said that Walsh was
attempting to score too much, too
Now, Walsh has turned his
swollen foot into a hot hand, scor-
ing 18.6 points per game.
"[Donovan] was just taking
pressure off me," Walsh said. "He
knows how much pressure I put
Donovan said Walsh now seems
to have relieved that pressure, al-
lowing the game to come to him
instead of forcing his shots.
"It's almost like he let go of all
his burdens," Donovan said. "I
think Matt's greatest strength is
his greatest weakness. He is such
a great competitor."
While Donovan may be happy
that the third pillar of his team is
once again standing strong, the
coach who said he won't crack a
smile until season's end remains
"Matt is doing a good job,"
Donovan said. "He's playing good
basketball. But you know what?
We're going to need Matt Walsh
to play just as well [against LSU]
Saturday if we're going to have a
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005
Ah, the D-word.
It's almost guaranteed to
be the single word preached
as the Miami Hurricanes baseball.
team comes to town.
Sure, the Gators have no problem
scoring runs as of late (32 in the last
two games alone). Then again, that
has happened before at the start of
What hasn't happened in quite
some time is losing the season opener
- to Charleston Southern, no less.
That seems to have been an anomaly,
and UF has moved on.
that the Gators
will not be put-
ting 17 on Miami
like they did
Gregg Girvan on Tuesday.
Throwing Girv Balls By extension,
firstname.lastname@example.org don't expect
UF to out-bat
because these games are rarely high-
Even if the teams score a moderate
number of runs (like 15 combined in
the first game of the Super Regional
series last season), the Gators end up
on the losing side.
Final analysis: both team's pitch-
ers will have to hold their own, but
the outcome of the series is going to
depend on defense.
While UF has not made too many
mistakes in three of the first four
games, it is that fourth game (yes, the'
season opener) that made fans wit-
ness to six errors and a loss. Against
Miami, the loss won't be 5-4 in 11 in-
nings it will be a drubbing that will
have fans packing early.
Coach Pat McMahon knows he has
a small-ball team with an occasional
affinity to hit the long ball.
He knows he has to get his players
to play solid defense.
SEE GIRV BALLS, PAGE 25
Basketball blocks out Mississippi
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
When Mississippi sent Kendrick Fox a 6-foot-7
-forward who's more Allen Iverson than Shaquille O'Neal
- to half-court for the jump ball, you could sense a blow-
out. When the Gators opened the second half with a 28-3
run, you could feel the blowout. When UF guard Taurean -
Green converted two free throws into 90 points and free
Subway sandwiches for the fans, the beating had already
"You don't want to come here when they're playing
like that," Mississippi. coach Rod Barnes said.
UF (16-6, 8-3 Southeastern Conference) dismantled the
Rebels (12-13, 3-9 SEC) Wednesday
Men's Basketball night 90-53.
Mississippi 53 The Gators' rout was fueled by a
UF 90 game-long block party. UF swatted
10 Rebels, with freshman center Al
Horford tallying a career-high seven
blocks. The total tied UF's SEC and O'Connell Center re-
cord for blocks in a game.
"The whole time they were backing into me, thinking I
was just going to stand there," Horford said. "But I know
once they let it go, I have to go for the block."
The Gators -also exhibited good ball movement-
-throughout the game, with no better example than the
start of the second half. Junior guard Matt Walsh led the A O RkR
way with seven assists, as UF unraveled Ole Miss with.
crisp passing. David Lee complemented the effort with
two poster-worthy dunks, both in the opening minutes
of the halves.
But it was a hus-tie play that drew more attention than
Lee's throwdowns. Ear \ un the second Ialf. Lee fell to the
floor at his own basket while Mississippi raced the other
way. Rather than'jogging, Lee recovered and sprinted
back to swat a Mississippi layup onto the Rebels' bench. -
"What I a-. thinking about was being in film session .,
toimorrov, and ha bg Coachi [Billy Donovan] say, 'Look
how you're behind the pla)e e- ,'" Lee said. "'Look how Matt Marriotr. Alligator Staff
you didn't get back on defense."'- UF's Al Horford reaches for a rebound during UF's 90-53 win against
SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 26 Mississippi. Horford blocked seven Rebels, tying two UF records.
Walsh dips hand in three-point spree
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
The Gators kept shooting. The net
kept swishing. The c roi d kept roaring.
The lead kept growing.
How many 3-pointers went through?
Not even the Gators knew.
"I'm not even sure how many we
made," junior guard Anthony Roberson
Not that it's their fault: It's pretty dif-
ficult to break out- the old abacus while
in the midst of a 28-3 run. Just for the
record, it was nine.
"We made nine in a row?" asked ju-
nior guard Matt Walsh after the game.
That's right. Led by the hot-shoot-
ing tandem of Roberson and Walsh, the
SThe UF softball team soared
from No. 19 to No. 14 in the latest
ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll. The
Gators are off to an 11-1 start,
best in school history.
Gators sank nine consecutive 3-point-
ers en route to their 90-53 defeat of
Mississippi on Wednesday.
While Roberson's 20-point 4-for-7 3-
point shooting performance may seem.
to blur with the rest
of the Southeastern
sharp shooting caps a
tion that the SEC's
most-hated player is
Kicking off the deep-ball spurt, Walsh
hit a three with 11:27 remaining in the
first half to bury the Rebels beneath an
insurmountable 10-point lead.
After consecutive threes by Roberson,
I 1998: After leading the Southeastern Con-
ference in assists and steals, UF guard Jason
Williams is kicked off the team for violating
team policy. Williams was in his first season
as a Gator after transferring from Marshall.
Walsh nailed two more of his own, fin-
ishing 4-for-5 from 3-point range.
That kind of performance was all but
impossible for the junior only two weeks
After returning from a severe ankle
sprain against Tennessee on Jan. 19,
Walsh sunk into a slump, averaging 7
points per game while his Gators went
2-2. Prior to the injury, Walsh sported a
team-leading 16-point-per-game aver-
"For any basketball player, it's not
easy to come back in one night," Walsh
explained. "Unless you're Kobe Bryant."
Still, Coach Billy Donovan warned
that Walsh may not return to form for
the rest of the season.
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28, AJIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005
Seeking ITA title, training focus turns indoors
By NATASHA WEINSTEIN
The UF men's tennis team is
looking to improve.
After losing to Illinois 7-0 last
week and dropping two spots in
the rankings, the No. 5 Gators
looktrward to their second in-
door match :of the -ar
Thi- morning. the Gators en-
ter the Mid-Town Tennis Club
in Chicago for their first match
in the three-day long USTA/ITA
Team Indoor Championships,
where 15 other teams join them in
the fight to take home the title.
For the second year in a row,
UF will face No. 23 Harvard in
the opening round of competi-
Harvard enters the match with
a 2-1 season record.
"I never believe in saying that
you have a good chance, but can
we beat Harvard? Absolutely,"
Coach Andy Jackson said. "Now,
Harvard is an indoor team and
they will challenge us; I'm not
expecting it's going to be easy."
Unlike other tournaments, the
Indoor allows all teams three days
of play win or lose. Jackson
said what makes winning on
the first day so important is the
quality of play the team will ex-
perience in the following days. If
the Gators beat
for the title,
they will face
a team ranked
within the top
It is this experience against top
teams that Jackson said is most
beneficial for the team not just
for the remaining season, but for
the NCAA Championships in
After the match against
Harvard, UF will have some
down time to watch other teams
perform, but Jackson said this is
not something he encourages.
"My philosophy as a coach is
you are better off preparing for
your next match, as opposed to
being a spectator at an event like
this," he said. "After our match,
we will return to the hotel and
start preparing for Friday."
In general, UF is a weaker
team indoors, but Jackson said he
hopes that the players will use the
experience gained against Illinois
to improve their game.
The Gators have been in
Chicago since late Tuesday night,
which allowed for a solid practice
The Gators reacquainted
themselves with the indoor game,
because the difference in courts
often affects player's techniques.
"We are absolutely going to be
ready to play Harvard and eager
to do so," Jackson said.
The tennis team returns to
outdoor play at home on March 2,
when they host No. 1 Baylor, the
defending NCAA champions.
Gators hold streak with 6-1 victory
* UF WON ITS 45TH
The No. 2 UF women's tennis
team continued its dominance
over Florida State with a 6-1
victory Wednesday evening at
the Speicher Tennis Center. The
Gators (3-0) remained perfect in
the series against the Seminoles
(2-2), defeating their in-state
rivals for the 45th consecutive
UF, which has not
played since Jan. 29, opened
Wednesday's dual match by
winning the doubles point after
claiming victories at the No. 2
and No. 3 positions. The Gators
then took control of the match in
singles play, with senior Zerene
Reyes earning the 11-9 win at
No. 3 via a super third-set tie-
Several Gators earned
straight-set victories, including
junior Boglarka Berecz's 6-3, 6-3
win over Lindsay Deason, fresh-
man Alex Liles' 6-2, 6-0 win ver-
sus Miranda Foley, sophomore
Nina Suvak's 6-2, 6-3 decision
against Tapiwa Marobela and
freshman Whitney Benik's 6-3,
6-2 clinching win over Amberly
UF's lone singles loss was on
courtNo. 1, wherejunior Jennifer
Magley dropped a tough 5-7,7-5
(11-9) super-tiebreaker match to
FSU senior Mihaela Moldovan.
The Gators return to action
on Feb. 21, when UF plays host
to South Florida at the Ring
Tennis Complex. Matches are set
to begin at 5 p.m.
UF-Florida State singles matches
No. 1 #42 Mihaela Moldovan (FSUI d. #11
Jennifer Magley (UF). 5-7, 7-5 (11-9)
No. 2 #55 Boglarka Berecz (UF) d. Lindsay
Deason (FSU), 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 #15 Zerene Reyes (UF) d. Roxanne
Clarke (FSU), 4-6, 6-2 (11-9)
No. 4 #105 Alex Liles (UFi d. Miranda Foley
iFSUi, 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 #101Nina Suvak (UF) d. Tapiwa
Marobela (FSU). 6-2. 6-3
No. 6 Whitne, Benik (UF) d. Amberly Tantee
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