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UM drought over
Tim Casey/ Alligator
First baseman Matt LaPorta swings at a pitch in UF's 14-11 victory against Miami on Sunday. LaPorta
hit three home runs in the series, including one on Sunday to give the Gators two insurance runs.
*UF TOOK A MIAMI SERIES
FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1996.
By TIM CASEY
What started bad for UF ended
The Gators took two of three
games in their weekend, series
against Miami after losing on Friday.
All three games in the series were
close, and the first two concluded
dramatically. On Sunday, UF sefht
the No. 2 Hurficanes back to Coral
Gables with a 14-11 defeat.
UF lost to Miami on Friday
9-7, but won 2-1 in 11 innings on
Saturday. A record 13,978 fans, the
most for a three-game series in UF
history, witnessed the in-state ri-
Coach Pat McMahon talks a lot
about struggling, constant battling
and strategy. The Gators' loss Friday
night played a major role in the sub-
"One of our goals in a three-game
series is to get into their bullpen in
the first game," McMahon said.
"You get to see pitchers, and as the
pitchers unfold, you can stretch that
so they can't pitch as long. That was
a huge part for us to be successful
"They're a great team.
We're going to be facing
great teams all year, so
this is a good experience
"We addressed that Friday, and
even in the loss Friday, it helped us
Saturday and today," he said. "It
was very important to put yourself
in position to take a series, and this
was the second series we've taken
The No. 15 Gators (5-2) led 12-2
after four innings, with every player
having a hit or a walk.
"In college baseball, with alu-
minum bats ... no leads are safe,"
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 15
Murder trial ends deadlocked
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
For the second time in three
months, a jury was unable to
reach a verdict in the trial of
Willie Hudson, who is accused
of the July 2003 first-degree mur-
ders of John Adkins and Kevin
After more than seven hours
of deliberation, Judge Mary Day
Coker read a statement prepared
by the jury foreperson.
"'We respectfully come to you
with heavy hearts to say we are
unable to. reach a unanimous
verdict,'" Goker read. "'We are a
very divided jury about the evi-
dence presented to us.'"
Family members and friends
waded through about 13 hours of
tertain the captive
audience with a
lion dance at a Tet
celebration held in
the Reitz Union on
See story, pg. 4.
"I just want it to be over
with," an unidentified member
of Adkins' family said to friends
as she exited the courthouse
minutes after the mistrial was
Husdon tration after.
neither attorney said he was
completely surprised by the re-
sult of the three-day trial.
"It's a difficult case," Fleck
said. "The evidence is not perfect,
and it happened once before, so
I can't say it came as a complete
Bernstein; whose defense was
based largely on an alibi provid-
ed by Hudson's wife, Selena, said
conflicting evidence presented
to the jury may have hampered
"It's a very important issue
that the community needs a
resolution on," Bernstein said. "I
think that it's just a hotly contest-
ed, very close question, and from
my perspective, if it's been this
divided twice, it's a good indica-
tion of reasonable doubt."
On July 2, 2003, Adkins,
28, borrowed Hudson's Buick
Riviera to pick up Harris, 29, at
a friend's house to make a drug
transaction. According to the
prosecution, Hudson, 30, was in
the backseat when it arrived at
SEE HUDSON, PAGE 8
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Institute opens doors
By JEFF SIRMONS
UF athletes are known for hav-
ing state-of-the-art equipment, and
the new Institute of Orthopaedics
and Sports Medicine was de-
scribed by officials this weekend
as the next big step in that arena.
. The College of Medicine
unveiled the $25-million facility
Saturday, while taking the time
to award an alumnus who helped
make the building possible.
Institute is situated at 3450 Hull
Road, across from the UF Hilton.
Dr. Peter Gearen, chair of the
department: of orthopaedics, cut
U Gainesville resi-
dents repeatedly killed
each other Saturday,
all for a good cause.
UF Army ROTC spon-
sored a Halo 2 tourna-
mentto raise money
for returning soldiers.
See story, pg. 4.
the symbolic ribbon, opening the
doors for nearly 100 audience
members who took one of the first
official tours of the complex.
"This is one of the world's
largest, most advanced buildings
for bones and joints
On and musculoskele-
Campus tal care," said Doug
Barrett, senior vice
president of health affairs.
The institute serves as another
step in UF's march to become a
Top 10 public research university,
"Now we have some serious
momentum building up for that,"
C. Craig Tisher, dean of the
SEE BONESHOP, PAGE 8
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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 104
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2005
2, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2005
UF Dance Marathon holds
Family Day at SFCC zoo
Monkeys were not the only
ones running around at the SFCC
Teaching Zoo on Sunday.
About 500 children, students and
community members turned out for
the fourth-annual Family Day at the
Zoo, an event sponsored by Dance
Marathon at UF to raise awareness
for Children's Miracle Network at
Shands Children's Hospital.
"One of the reasons why this
event is so great is because it gives
us a chance to interact with the
children," Dance Marathon Special
Events Chairwoman Christina
Criser said. "Seeing them here re-
minds you of who you are doing
Family Day, held from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., featured an assortment of
carnival games campus organiza-
tions set up. Animal exhibits, clowns
and face-painting booths were just a
few festivities open to the public.
Dave Kanarek, Dance Marathon
co-operations chairman, has a more
personal connection to the event.
As an infant, Kanarek was treat-
ed at Shands for Hirschsprung's
disease, an uncommon condition
caused by a lack of neive cells in
the end of the colon. Kanarek was
one of seven miracle children who
"I got involved in Dance
Marathon last year becauseI wanted
to give back," Kanarek said. "This
event is a great way for supporters
of Dance Marathon to see where
there money goes."
All activities at the event were
free to the public, but donations
Event sponsors said Family Day
- was a success, raising $600 that will
go toward equipment, computers,
books, games and educational ma-
terials for children at Shands.
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 3
Greeks deal royal
flush for leukemia
Save a horse
Jason Dover tries
to hang on a
at the $100,000
rodeo at the
on Saturday. The
rodeo was part
of the Brighton
Field Days and
Rodeo, an an-
nual event at the
Miami fan disrupts UF-UM game
By MEGAN V..WINSLOW
Angry about a call made by an umpire at Sunday's
UF baseball game against the University of Miami, a
student was arrested for running onto the field.
At the top of the fifth inning, Lori Christine Bailey, 19,
jumped the field fence after UM left fielder Jon Jay was
called out at third base and began yelling at the umpire,
according to a University Police report.
She is charged with trespassing, a misdemeanor, re-
ports state. An announcement before the game, as well
as posted signs around the stadium, warned fans not to
enter the field.
Bailey said she was not aware of the announcement,
reports state. She was taken to the Alachua County Jail.
UF WOMAN FENDS OFF RAPIST: A UF student's refusal
helped foil an attempted rape Saturday morning.
At about 2:30 a.m., the 21-year-old woman was sit-
ting in her car making a phone call at 1100 SW Third
Ave. when a white male snatched open her door, waved
a gun in her face and told her to undress, Gainesville
Police Department spokesman Keith Kameg said.
The woman took off her pants but refused to disrobe
further, and the man pushed her face into the passenger's
seat. She continued to refuse, and the assailant fled.
Although she was not raped, the woman was trans-
ported to a local hospital after the attack, Kameg said.
* AEPi's POKER EVENT WAS
JUST ONE OF SEVERAL BEN-
EFITING LOCAL CHARITIES.
By KYLIE CRAIG
The weekend was filled with
fundraising events and volunteer
work for several UF fraternities
Friday night, Alpha Epsilon Pi
fraternity held its annual Poker
All Night Long philanthropy.
The event raised about $3,000
for the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Nearly 80 students paid be-
tween $10 and $25 to enter the
poker competition, which lasted
until about 2 a.m.
A video game tournament was
held for those who weren't play-
"This event has a lot of things
going on to make it fun for ev-
eryone," said Danny Miller, the
UF graduate student Jonathan
Shivers entered the poker com-
petition under the "open divi-
sion," which allowed non-Greek
students the opportunity to par-
He said he decided to play
because he "figured it would be
a fun time and to be here for a
Shivers only made it through
the first few hands in the com-
"The girls were the ones who
were kicking butt out there," he
Another example of week-
end philanthropy, the Pigskins
and Pigtails football game, was
organized by Delta Tau Delta
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the total amount raised to exceed
last year's $3,000.
"The way things are going, we
really think we're going to get
upwards of $4,500," he said.
The funds will be donated to
the American Cancer Society in
honor of Logan Need, a Delta
Tau Delta member who died of
cancer in 2003.
Patrone said Need was a huge
football fan. "In our
Greek eyes, he lives through
Life this event every year,"
Delta Gamma sorority won the
most recent Pigskins and Pigtails
game Sunday, beating out Pi Beta
Phi sorority in the championship
The event will finish up to-
night at 10 p.m. with a cheerlead-
ing competition among sororities
at Sky nightclub.
Members of several UF fra-
ternities also took part in a Red
Cross cleanup Saturday:
Nearly 45 students volun-
teered at the organization's local
warehouse, where they spent the
day restocking inventory and
transporting health supplies to
different regional Red Cross lo-
Kay Lenard, emergency ser-
vices director for the Gainesville
Red Cross, said the extra help
was needed so all the-supplies
would be ready for the next hur-
ricane or other disaster.
Kappa Sigma fraternity mem-
ber and assistant director of
service, Ozzie Mutz, supervised
"We were looking for people
we could help because of all the
hurricanes, and the Red Cross
stands out," he said.
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Video game tournament benefits returning soldiers
* THE ARMY ROTC-SPON-
SORED EVENT RAISED $130.
By NEIL HUGHES
Gainesville residents repeatedly
killed each other Saturday, all for a
UF Army ROTC sponsored its
first-ever Halo 2 tournament to raise
money for wounded soldiers return-
ing from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Halo 2 is a first-person shooter
video game pitting humanity
against invading alien races.
The $130 raised will support the
Wounded Warrior Project's back-
pack program, said event organizer
Jonathan Oblon. Each backpack
given to returning soldiers is stocked
with comfort items such as toiletries.
Eight teams of two players par-
ticipated in the double-elimination
tournament on two XBox consoles
hooked up to 32-inch projectors.
Blockbuster Video donated the
equipment, Oblon said.
Teams were required' to pay a
$10 entry fee, but Oblon said many
of the teams voluntarily paid $20,
which allowed the fundraiser to buy
two backpacks instead of one.
"This is an opportunity to have
fun, raise money and see some of
the different things we-do up here,"
Oblon said. "Anyone who asks about
[Van Fleet] thinks it's just dorms."
Two high school students ended
up surviving--undefeated, taking
home the grand prize.
John Van, from Buchholz High
School, and Ben Johnson, from P.K.
Yonge High School, made up the
"Gainesville Dream Team." They
defeated Army ROTC members
Alex Holt and John Gillette of "Team
America," 37 kills to 26.
Van, who said he has a level-23
skill ranking in Halo 2 on Microsoft's
Internet gaming service XBox Live,
said he heard about the tournament
Saturday morning, and was asked
by a friend to fill in.
The victors and runners-up
took home plaques donated by the
UF Trophy Shop which featured a
picture of Master Chief, the game's
main character, in the heat of battle.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
also competed in the event under
the name "Buttcheeks," as well as
the College Republicans, who were
represented by the only two females
in the tournament.
Jackie Angelo and Stephanie
Pinkovsky were eliminated in the
second round, but Angelo said she
was more familiar with the origi-
nal Halo and was unfamiliar with
changes made in Halo 2, such as a
weaker melee attack and the ability
to dual-wield weapons.
Vietnamese festival welcomes the Year of the Rooster
Tricia Coyne / Alligator Staff
Members of the Vietnamese Student Organization entertain the audience with a lion dance at a Tet
celebration held in the Reitz Union on Saturday.
By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Contributing Writer
Vietnamese traditions met
Western culture in- the Reitz Union
Grand Ballroom on Saturday night.
More than 600 people celebrated
the Vietnamese New Year, Tet, at the
Vietnamese Student Organization's
Multic,Ultural the Year of the
A'f''g Rooster, the -cel-
with a traditional
Tet dinner, which included sweet
rice cakes, egg rolls and Vietnamese
chicken salad. After dinner, VSO
put on a show filled with songs,
dances, fashion shows and a skit.
"We try to spread the Vietnamese
culture through this event," said
VSO President Quang Duong.
The traditional part of the show
included a lion dance and a fashion
show of customary Vietnamese
outfits called ao dai. Li xi, money
in red envelopes given to children
for Tet, was passed out during in-
Students from the Asian
American Greek Interest Group
performed a skit about the Legend
of the Bamboo, a traditional
Vietnamese story about how the
devil ruled the countryside and
how people working the land grew
bamboo to reclaim the land.
"We wanted to do something
cultural but funny as well," said
skit coordinator Ninh Huynh.
The show also displayed
American culture with a modem
fashion show and the performance
of three songs from the musical
Students from Vietnamese orga-
nizations at other Florida universi-
ties attended the festival as well.
"It's a good way to get
Vietnamese students together to
learn about the culture,".USF stu-
dent Tien Nguyen said.
Master of ceremonies and VSO
member Kim Pham said students
dedicated a lot of time and effort
in organizing this show for the
biggest Vietnamese holiday of the
year. Dinner alone took four days
"We put in a lot of effort, but you
only get this once a year," Pham
said. "It's something we take great
UF senior Johnny Dang said that
compared to past VSO Tet celebra-
tions, this show, which included
more English, was the best.
"Every year it just gets better
and better," he said.
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2005 M ALLIGATOR, 5
part of SG
R recently, the'Alligator has been
filled with stories regarding
student Government. Naturally,
this is a result of the current heated
campaign, but the matter raises an in-
teresting issue. Where is the SG news
during the rest bf the year? Where are
the articles on SG's latest contribution
to the student body, whether it be bet-
ter food at Gator Dining, increased
Web access or, perhaps, a refund of
The truth is, stories about SG are
absent because there is no news to re-
port. SG members rest on their laurels
all year, playing at government and
patting themselves on the back while
waiting for the election. When the
election comes around, they pull out
their mighty rhetoric regarding their
concern for "the issues" and desire to
work for the- average student. Sadly,
these words aren't put into action.
The closest a party has come to atten-
tion-grabbing legislation is the Impact
Scott Gilton Party's push for
Speaking Out online voting.
In this case, it
seems SG thinks
very little of the student body's intel-
ligence. Otherwise, why would they
attempt to garner glory by proposing
online voting when it should've been
implemented back in 2002? If we can
register for a class online, there is no
reason we shouldn't be able to vote
online. But they wait until election
time to raise the issue, so it will appear
they are working hard for us.
Without a doubt, these statements
will raise hackles in SG. Naturally, the
members of SG would take offense to
the achievements they have wrought
within the past year being cast aside
in this manner. And while it is true
they made some steps forward for the
student body in the past, they haven't
done nearly enough considering what
they have to work with: SG has an an-
nual budget in excess of $10 million.
SG needs to start making things
happen for the whole of the student
body. While some may argue that SG
contributes to this campus by provid-
ing funds for student organizations,
this is no excuse for neglecting the
majority. It is unjust to insist that stu-
dents who pay what could be defined
as taxes every semester to SG become
involved in extracurricular activities in
order to benefit from SG expenditures.
An analogy to this would be never
repairing the roads in Gainesville, and
instead, demanding that the residents
of this town participate in the local
theater troupe in order to benefit from
their payment to their government.
It is time for the student body to in-:
sist that our SG ultimately represents
all of us, not just special interests. It is.
time to demonstrate through e-mail,
letters or even personal meetings that
SG must do something for all of us.
Look to become involved. .Try to
get on an SG committee. Most impor-
tantly, make your presence known to
our representatives and show them
they must endorse the students over
the status quo. It's the least we can do
for ourselves and our money.
Scott Gilton is a fonrer SG presiden-
SG only works
A s the student body finds itself at
the threshold of another Student
Government campaign season, some
will follow the discourse with interest, others
will try to filter out any mention of the cam-
paigns and the majority of you will watch from
the sidelines with varying degrees of concern,
amusement, disgust, dismay or enthusiasm.
Most students understand the importance
of the issues and agree they deserve attention
- issues such as impending tuition hikes, ques-
tions of campus culture, the goal to be a Top 10
public research institution and the allocation of
a few zillion-dollars of Activity & Service Fees,
* Columnist Jason Levitt examines the
president's role in relating issues of
global politics to the American public.
for students if
Jess Johnson to name a few. If these
Speaking Out issues are so important,
why are you willing to
watch from the stands and not be involved?
Government is not a spectator sport or, ef-
fective government is not. It is too easy for us to
fall into the trap of believing the institutions sur-
rounding us are ineffective, overly bureaucratic
and corrupt, and it is difficult to get up in the
morning, roll up one's sleeves and dig into the
mire to try and make our world better. Whether
we are talking about student, city, county, state
or federal government, it is too easy to talk
about "them," "those people" or "The Man."
Z The secret to success in Student
Government elections is revealed by
seasoned political analyst Andy Mar-
they take part
Aren't we all armchair quarterbacks? Whether
we are talking about our representatives in gov-
ernment or our favorite ball coach, we think we
know better than those who are actually in the
hot seat. "Coach, how could you call the screen
again?" we ask. Former Gator baseball coach
Andy Lopez once said the further you are from
a position of leadership, the smarter you be-
come. Or, at least, you think yourself smarter.
But to become engaged, to become active
now that takes work. To change the "them"
to "we," to take ownership of our school and
our community, that's difficult. It's easy to com-
SEE JOHNSON, PAGE 7
U Former treasurer candidate Ben Mat-
tison urges students to ensure that SG
doesn't turn out like Alien v. Predator.
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In your hands
Students must vote to
bring about SG change
Imagine you stayed up late writing a massive paper. You
knew it was going to count for 20 percent of your final grade,
but you were too busy rearranging your iTunes folders to get
You save what you have on a disk and hustle to the bus
stop only to find 30 other students waiting there without a bus.
Two or three buses go by without stopping, the students inside
crammed in well past the white line, while you stand there in
the blazing heat.
Finally, you get on campus, but your time is running short.
You can't make those revisions you wanted, but you think
you can duck into the CIRCA lab and print it out in time.
Unfortunately, the line extends out the door. Your class period
begins right as you finally sit down at a computer, though you
only even got that far because you sucked it up and tried to use
a Mac for once. You might even have made it in time if your pro-
fessor would have let you into the classroom late, but everyone
from that earlier line reconvened in front of the printer.
At UF, most students don't have to imagine scenarios like
this. They live them every day.
The point is, students can take it upon themselves to fix these
and other common student issues. In fact, there is an entire or-
ganization based upon this concept: Student Government.
Unfortunately, students are not participating in SG, and they
are paying for it. Because students don't vote and don't work
to see that representative parties get elected, the interests of the
average member of the student body are not taken into account.
The elite few determine how the millions of student dollars are
spent, and they make those decisions based on what will fur-
ther their own interests.
Students: you do not have to take this quietly. There is some-
thing you can do about it, and it is very simple:
Get out there and vote.
Even better, participate yourself.
If you sit around and complain that SG always is the same,
always is controlled by the same people and never can be differ-
ent, you're just helping to keep the status quo in place.
The numbers are clear: SG elections are won and lost by a
small percentage of the student body, while the vast majority sit
at home. If even a-fraction of these students took the 10 minutes
out of their day to vote, they could change the whole landscape
Do you think the same old people run the university every
semester? Vote for someone else.
Do you think SG spends your money on student organiza-
tions that no one cares about but their members? Letthem know
that you want it spent on issues that affect the average student.
Instead of bands that you don't want to see, events you don't
want to attend and free rides for SG members to resume-build-
ing conferences, wouldn't you like to see improvements to bus
routes, expansion of CIRCA labs, and credit card use in the Reitz
Even simpler complaints can be met if students work to in-
stall officials who will listen to them.
Have you ever had a hold on your registration because you
owed $1.16 for copies? You can elect representatives that will
use SG funding to allow free copies.
Or maybe you think SG takes too much of students' money
in the first place. If so, demand candidates who will call for re-
funds of the surplus perhaps in the form of tuition credit.
If you can think of these and all of the other ways in which
your money could be better spent by SG, then you can take the
time out to work toward accomplishing them.
The SG system is set up to help you, but you have to partici-
pate for your concerns to be heard.
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relatively few Americans will ever even vacation
abroad, let alone learn the particular and often
peculiar politics in each region of the world. Many
simply don't have the time, will or education to grasp
global politics and their implications. To these people,
even trying to understand it can feel like falling into a
Thankfully, to help us along, we have our president,
George W. Bush. No, that's not really a joke.
One of the president's most important duties is to
present global politics, and our position within them, in
a framework that can be easily understood and digested
by most Americans. Bush is following in former president
Reagan's footsteps by presenting this framework as a duel
between two opposing teams. For years, the game was
between capitalism and communism.
Now, Bush has framed the contest as between freedom
and tyranny good and evil.
Although this framework makes politics feel more fa-
miliar, like a sporting match, it just doesn't seem adequate
to describe international politics today. To me, it seems
increasingly hard to discern friend from foe one side
from the other.
Radical Islamic states are of course the obvious en-
emies, but they might not be the most dangerous.
Russia is one player in global politics that is confound-
ing. Bush repeatedly has told us Russia is a friend in the
war on terror, but Russian President Vladimir Putin reiter-
ated his commitment on Friday to helping Iran with its
Putin says he is convinced Iran does not intend to de-
velop atomic weapons. He is lying.
Why wouldn't Iran make a nuclear weapon? With a
nuke, Iran would be treated with kid gloves like North
Korea. Without one, it can be rolled over like Iraq. The
choice is clear. What isn't so clear is why Russia is help-
Putin has been consolidating his power for some time
now. He has cancelled elections for provincial governors,
increased the state's control over
the television networks and used
the courts to prosecute political
He could be using a relation-
ship with Iran as a threat against
Jason Levitt Washington interference. Putin's
The Watchtower threat is that Iran could become
email@example.com a nuclear power quickly if Bush
wants to mess with his rise and
consolidation of power.
Putin also is helping another so-called friend of
America China. According to a recent New York Times
article, Russia is selling a lot of military equipment to
China. China is using Russia's help to expand its military
and gain power in the region.
Porter J. Goss, U.S. director of central intelligence,
said to the Senate Armed Services Committee, "Beijing's
military modernization and military buildup could tilt the
balance of power in the Taiwan Strait. Improved Chinese
capabilities threaten U.S. forces in the region."
Soon after Goss' strong words came an unprecedented
joint statement from the United States and Japan concern-
The administration definitely is sending a strong mes-
sage to China, but will it be effective? America may find it
tough to deal firmly with China in the long term, consid-
ering the United States had a trade deficit with China of
$162 billion in 2004. According to MSNBC, it is the largest
trade imbalance ever recorded with a single country. This
means China has the United States in an extremely vulner-
able economic position.
It seems the most dangerous potential enemies are
the ones Bush is too afraid to name. Confrontations with
Russia and China seem to be becoming unavoidable, how-
ever. It looks like soon Bush or the next American presi-
dent may have to add two spokes to the "axis of evil."
Jason Levitt is a journalism and political science senior. His
column appears on Monday.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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JOHNSON, from page 5
Letter to the Editor
Students shouldn't stand idly by SG
Editor: Isn't it wonderful that Student
Government has devolved into a circus so
blatantly everyone can see it? It'd be fun-
ny if it weren't so sad. A bunch of Impact
supporters jump ship to the Joe Goldberg
(Gator) Party. Who's surprised?
Scan your memory banks (or the
Alligator archives), and you will recall
the absolute fiasio that Goldberg was
responsible for as Student Senate presi-
dent, which included one ugly incident in
which he pretended not-to hear notions
from Access senators. Very professional.
The frightening thing is that Goldberg
is likely to win the election. The Impact
mutiny only is the most.obvious'sign of
the back-door politics that have become
the only necessity to win an SG election.
Get the pieces lined up straight7grease the
right palms and the contest is over. The
students of UF have set the bar this low.
Pay attention, students: SG might re-
semble Alien v. Predator "No matter
who wins, we lose" but let's not be
-. ab-cllute pulhov'r er
plain but difficult to contribute. It's easy to
dismiss others' viewpoints but difficult to -
listen to one another. But we must remem-
ber the things in life which are most difficult
often are the most rewarding. Thomas
Edison said, "Opportunity is missed by
most people because it is dressed in overalls
and looks like work." For us to build a better
campus and community, we can't have the
majority of students sitting on the sidelines.
Should you follow the elections? Yes, but
why read the headlines when you could
make them? Why be content to complain
about the direction of the discussion when
you could contribute yourself? You don't
need to be a candidate to have that kind of
influence either. Talk to those around you
- voice your concerns, your thoughts, your
ideas and your passions. Let's break the
mold of allowing political discourse to take
place in the form of 10-second sound bites
and pull-quotes. Let's show true leadership
- not the type that comes with position, but
the type that comes with conviction.
My hope is that, beginning with this
small SG election in Gainesville, our gen-
eration will take a stand for engagement, for
rolling up those sleeves, for getting to work,
for tackling the tough issues, for working to-
gether. This is your home. UF and the com-
munity need each one of you to contribute if
we are to realize the solutions to our many
pressing issues. Are you willing to pick up
your bat and approach the plate, or will you
sit idly by and ride the pine again?
Jess Johnson is a former Student Senate
at UF 2005
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Hudson was on trial for 2003 double homicide
HUDSON, from page 1
the house, at 1210 NE Fifth Ave.
In his testimony before the court,
resident Edward Ricks said the Buick
immediately began "rocking like some-
one was trying to bust out the win-
dows," then peeled off down the street.
Several gunshots were heard just before
the vehicle plowed into the steps of City
Commissioner Craig Lowe's porch, at
1034 NE Fifth Ave.
The driver, Adkins, had been shot in
the back of the head. Harris, with one
shot to the neck and two to the chest, lay
slumped across the Buick's center con-
sole. Police found a .38-caliber revolver
Adkins later died of his injuries.
Prosecutors said Hudson planned
to rob Harris of approximately $8,000
in cash, but Harris fought back. In the
struggle, Hudson allegedly shot Harris
three times, and a stray bullet hit Adkins
in the back of the head.
The state contested Hudson left the
scene on foot with the money and co-
caine and hitched a ride from Anthony
Anderson, an employee at the Martin
Luther King Center two blocks away
from the incident. Hudson arrived back
at Adkins' apartment just after 11 p.m.,
took a shower and dried off with a green
towel, Fleck said.
Analysis of the towel found DNA
from Hudson, Adkins, Harris and an
unknown female, investigators testified.
During closing arguments, Bemstein
pointed out that the state's DNA experts
were unable to determine what type of
body fluid from which the DNA,which
isn't contained only in
blood, had come.
According to Selena
Local Hudson, she and her hus-
CO c r band were in the Orlando
area on the day of the
killings, Bernstein said,
and the fact that Hudson's DNA was
found on the towel does not indicate
"What the green towel proves is that it
came in contact with those four people at
some time," Bernstein said. "Remember,
DNA goes back to dinosaurs it can last
that long and we know that four'people
have DNA on that towel, and that there
were only three at the scene. Who's the
odd man out?"
The "odd man out" may be a woman
named JadquelynJennings, 22.
During her testimony Wednesday,
Jennings said she gave Hudson a ride
from Gainesville to Lake Wales the day
after the murders.
But Jennings, a five-time felon, has
a propensity to lie, and her testimony
should not be trusted, Bernstein said.
Other inconsistencies in the state's
Crime scene photographs show the
Buick's backseat splattered with blood
on the driver's side. But based on the
lack of blood on the passenger's side,
someone must have been sitting there,
and he or she should haVe been equally
covered in blood, said Marc Trahan,
Gainesville Police crime scene investi-
No forensic evidence from either vic-
tim or Hudson was found in Anderson's
For now, both the state and the de-
fense are awaiting the third round of the
trial, tentatively scheduled for March.
"The bottom line is, you still have
two people who were killed, and we
believe the person responsible for the
deaths should be held accountable," said
Spencer Mann, spokesman for the State
BONESHOP, from page 1
College of Medicine, said patients in need of or-
thopaedic care no longer have to travel between
many specialized offices in Gainesville.
"We're able to treat all aspects of orthopaedic
disease under one roof," he said.
State Sen. Rod Smith called the institute one of
the finest in Florida.
"My pledge to you is that we, the legislature
of Florida, will continue funding centers of excel-
lence," Smith said at the ceremony.
Also during the opening ceremony, William
Anspach Jr. was awarded the Distinguished
Achievement Award, which has only been given
to 11 other UF alumni.
Anspach was a practicing orthopaedic surgeon
who, whenever confronted with a lack of tools,
built his own.
"We didn't make them to make a buck,"
Anspach said. "We built them to help the patient."
In 1978, Anspach founded The Anspach Effort
Inc., which is still building medical equipment.
Anspach holds 20 patents for surgical tools that
make surgery safer and more efficient.
SThe University of Florida
Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO)
Invites You to a Special Screening oi
The Healing Passing: Voices from the Watel
A film by S. Pearl Share
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Health Professions Nursing & Pharmacy (HPNP)
Building Room G312
7:00 to 9:00pm
In this film, the artist looks at the present day behavior that is connected to
psychological trauma, genetic memory, community consciousness and other
issues stemming from over 300 years of chattel slavery of Africans in the
Americas and the Caribbean, and through rituals, dolls, altars, spoken word,
music, dance and visual art offers paths to healing the mind, spirit and community.
SSG funded event
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Avail Aug. Special from $489/mo. Lofts,
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*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 3BR/1 BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
Available March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
3BR/2BA House $950
1 BR/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 APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
PET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee. town-
homes. 2BR, privacy fence, modern ap-
pliances, ceiling fans, SW. Private owner,
please leave detailed message. $375-525/
mo 331-2099 3-10-40-2
SHORT LEASE NEGOTIABLE on some
units SEE PET'S PARADISE AD 352-331-
LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?
The Leasing Connection
1608 NW 1stAve
Located right behind Florida Bookstore
Plenty of FREE PARKING! .
FREE Apartment & Housing
Call 352-376-4493 or visit
4BR/4BA at UF
Only 2 left for Fall.
W/D, Alarm, Pets Ok..
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
WOOD FLOORS at UF
1&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ W/D
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
115 STEPS FROM CAMPUS!!!
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
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
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WALK TO UF
Gpre-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 ft 0* $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
4,-2-$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
Beautiful/quiet 0 376-2507
All the space you heed only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*ExtraStorage
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
DU6( iOND AREA Cute 3BR/1BA cent
S' fireplace, W/D hk-up, DW, tile & wood
floors 731 NE 9th St $850/mo 316-1637 2-
BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL!
OSpacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
* 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
* 4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW. 20th
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO UF! 3BR 2BA, carport,
Washer/dryer, porch, pets considered,
Avail now! $895/rent, 2222 SW 14th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CUTE NW HOUSE 2BR 1BA, Ceramic tile,
screen porch, w/d hookups,
$750/rent, 4234 NW 26th Drive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
AVAIL AUG 1: 3bed/2bath house close to
bus line. Tile floors, pets ok, wash/dry, fenced
yard on quiet road. 4100 NW 14 PL 339-2342
for directions. $975/m 2-23-18-2
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,
clos'to UF & Shands, on bus route, 1 car
garage, tile flr, fireplace, 1450 sq ft, Avail
nowl $975/mo, sec dep. Call Casey to move
in 352-514-2936 2-25-17-2
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Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
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2BR/1BA HALE 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/1BA duplex, hardwood floors, W/D,
DOWNTOWN avail immediately or spring.
Month to month ok. 2BR/1BA apt, newly
remodeled, quiet neighborhood, pets OK,
Close to Shands, UF & Library. $650-715/
mo, Call 262-1351 2-22-10-2
Move in today... $150 Deposit
One bedrooms $449
Summer Place Apts
GAINESVILLE'S FINEST LIVING
Luxury 3/3 & 4/4's from only $370/bdrm
includes extended cable, water/sewer, 24 hr
gym, Free Tanning
SPRING & SUMMER SPECIALS
Call the Landings at 336-3838
1*2*3 BR GINORMOUS
Affordable, Spacious living
Only 1 mile to UF,.RTS 13
HUGE BRs, Ceramic tile
Relax & Enjoy *377-7401*
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
DOWNTOWN 1 BR 1BA,
CH/AC, water included, $415/rent-
411 Sw 2nd Street #3
Carl Turlin'gton Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
SHORT TERM LEASE! 2BR 1.5BA
Duplex, walk to UF, CH/AC,
$495/rent, 805 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
*8 BLOCKS TO UF*
Big 2BR/1BA, W/D hkups. Island kitchen.
Avail Now $500/mo 375-8256
1 BR/1 BA clean/spacious 750 sq ft apt. 5 min
walk to UF/Shands. Pets negotiable. 2 units.
Call 352-373-2324 2-22-7-2
Available for Summer, 2005
Brand New 3BR/2BA Home
in professional community
w/common pool & picnic area
Longleaf Village 7472 SW 84th Dr.
$1300/mo. Union Properties 352-373-7578
AVAILABLE FOR FALL, 2005
Kensington North, on SW 20th Ave.
2BR2/5BA townhouse $800/,mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
U f unfurnished
Quiet & Clean! 2BR/1BA $525, quiet neigh-
borhood, 1000 sq ft, tile floors, spacious,
living/dining rooms, W/D hkups, pvt pation in
back yard, near UF. 1824 NW 10th St. 376-
2BR/1BA Duplex in Duckpond Area: Cent
H/AC, W/D hook-ups, wood floors, 605 NE
6th Ave. $550/mo, sec dep. Call 386-935-
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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/1 BA HOUSE
Lg fenced area, pet PBA, $650/mo. 3131 NW
11th St. Newly decorated/renovated. Call
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 2-23-5-2
2/1.5 New tiles, carpet & paint. Furnishings
optional. Ready to move in ASAP. Around
$600/mo. Call 954-249-0528 2-24-5-2
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
OXFORD MANOR 1BR/1BA, walk-in-closet,
private bath in 2BR/2BAfurn, all util incl $512/
mo neg. 1st month free. Female. Sublease
until 7/05. 904-571-8337 3-10-20-3
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
CAMPUS LODGE 2-3BRs. Vaulted ceiling.
Fully furn. Everything incl. $505/mo each.
Call 352-514-7773 3-17-20-3
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 1BR/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
1BR/1BA Cambridge Apts. by 34th St.
$600/mo includes everything; utils, alarm, 5
HBOs, ethernet, pool, jacuzzi, 24-hr gym &
computer lab. W/D. Nice & quiet. Avail May.
Call 352-870-0994 2-22-5-3
$300 TO MOVE IN!
1BR/1BA in 3/3 @ The Exchange! Furn,
kitchen, big pool, comp rm, rec rm, close to
campus, on bus rt. $508/mo. Call 561-317-
FEBRUARY FREE! 1 bedroom. Loft located
near Oaks Mall; Bus accessible; Washroom
on site. Security Required. Call 371-2858 for
more info 3-8-10-3
Sublease Now-July 31, 2005 Sunbay Apts
2BR/1BA $400/mo $200 deposit included.
Close to UF/On bus route 16. 352-256-7831
or 305-467-5255 3-8-10-3
1/2 OFF RENT NOW THRU JULY 31st on a
1 BR/1 BA 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 e-mail me
at email@example.com 2-23-5-3
1BR 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
Huge room in adorable 2BR apt. 5 blocks
from campus. $425/mo. Call 407-625-8990.
Avail May -Aug. 2-24-5-3
LOOKING FOR A BARGAIN?
Bid on a sublease @
CUTE 2/1 APT FOR $450/MO
Located Beval Apts 2330 SW 35th PI. W/D
hkups, new carpet. Avail 2/27/05 7/31/05.
Ask about bonus 256-0501 2-24-5-3
LIVE DOWNTOWN'ARLINGTON SQUARE
1BR/1BA, Pool View, Pets OK!
$550 Per Month -
Available now thru July 31st
Call 246-8227 2-24-5-3
MOVE IN NEXT WEEK! MARCH FREE
Awesome 1 BR/1 BA single, 3 blocks from
UF. Pets Welcome. Call 316-6741 2-24-5-3
1 BR/1 BA Only $325/mo. Near UF.Water incl
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 271-9104.
Mon-Fri 6-10pm. John. Move in March 1.
4BR/3BA, 2200 sq ft liv, dining & fam. Porch,
fenced, garage, wood floors..Near UF. 1301
NW 31st Dr. $1350/mo; $900/mo Feb-April
371-1998, 339-2379 2-25-6-3
$240/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE
+ 1/3 utilities
3BR/2BA Boardwalk Apt
Call PK @ 954-682-5979
or call 904-705-1689 2-25-5-3
$374 for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA 1st month
1/2 off! Pvt BA, furnished, incls water, sewer,
garbage, pest control, ethernet, cable,.elec.
Great deal. Lease from May-Aug 10, 05. Call
Beautiful 1BR apt in a picturesque part of
town, 5 min to downtown. Avail May mid-
Aug.. Call for information 870-3988 2-25-5-3
Subleaser needed $399/mo 1BR/1 BA on NW
20th Ave. March 1st thru July 31st. March is
FREE. No dep needed. You keep $99 sec
dep. Call Kevin or Mandy 352-281-0252
EXCHANGE 2BR avail in 4BR/4BA. Fully
furn. Everything incl. Avail May-Aug. Price
neg. Call 561-271-7800 or 561-706-2073.
Patio swing. 2-24-5-3
SUMMER sublease 1BR in a 4BR Campus
Club apt. $400/mo incl maid svc, util, cable,
furn, ethernet & more. NO FEES! May-Aug.
Female only. Please call 352-262-5995 3-
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*CHEAP & CLOSE TO UF*
$265/mo. Cheap util + nice people. 1BR
in 4BR/2BA townhouse. Spacious, laundry
access, no pets. Call Megan 904-476-8784
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 283-6279
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.Call262-1351 2-22-10-4
Roommate wanted to share 2BR/1 BA in,NW.
Very clean, quiet. Avail now. $375/mo. Please
call 352-214-3233 Iv. mssg. 2-23-10-4
M/F responsible student to share 3BR/2BA
home in quiet NW area. $300/mo + 1/3
utils. Call 352-303-6128 or 727-458-2737
Beautiful home in trees on quiet street near,
UF. Quiet for study. Gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, hi-spd DSL internet, cable TV, W/D,
cent A/C, Ig yard, cats welcome. $350 + 50
utils. 352-271-8711 2-24-10-4 1
1BR/1BA 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-
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 352-870-7670. Available
IMMEDIATE ROOMMATE to rent 1BR in 3/2
house. New wood floors, new appliances, 4
mi from campus. $350/mo + 1/3 utils.\Ryan
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
refundable dep. + 1/2 util. Furnished 2BR/
2BA. Must be able to pass a background
check: 352-335-6274 '3 9-10-4 -..
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
Grad, uppperclassman, or prof to share
3BR/2BA house. Hickory Forest. 3 mi W of
1-75 on Archer Rd. Must be neat, clean & re-
sponsible. $450 or 425/mo + 1/2 utils. Short
or long term avail. 377-7152 2-25-6-4
Social student looking for roommate in
beautiful unfurn 2BR/2BA near Newberry &
Tower Rd. $350 + utils. W/D, cable incl. Call
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5
NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price or condition. Call Ed & Diane
The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats,
or view the University from your 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Prices'starting in the $180's 375-
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
LIVE THE LUXURY OF
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
WANT ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO BE
JEALOUS OF YOU NEXT YEAR?
Own + live in a new luxury campus-
area condo. Over 10 new projects to
choose from -at affordable prices. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call today
352-281-3551 Matt Price Campus Realty
TIRED OF RENTING?
Let me help you find a house or condo to call
your own. Call Brett Wherry at 352-412-8662
Century 21 Classic Properties 352-376-2433
x 20 3-11-21-5
Condo Countryside at UF. 4BR/4BA. Close
to UF, W/D, tiles kitchen, pool & gym. 3rd
floor. Quiet location. $176,000 Call 352-332-
LEASE TO OWN
Upscale 3BR/3BA condo w/garage. All 1-
floor living. Center of downtown Gainesville.
Aprox 1900 sq.ft. $299,000. For more info
call 413-281-6272 3-17-15-5
Eai Furnishings '
BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil-
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new,
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372-
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400. Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
,Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
'71-6 8.' '- :-
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, .hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
Beds*Full mattress & boxspring sets
$49Qn sets $89*Single sets $39OKing
sets $990From estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
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 0 brown
wood desk $25 0 twin bed Pillowtop mat-
tress $40 radio $5 0 desk chair $2 0
Hewlett Packard 540 printer $10 305-775-
Real wood DINING SET. Excellent condition.
Table, 6 chairs w/covers, buffet & hutch.
ALSO: TRIPLE MIRROR. $100 Negotiable
Furniture Scan design bookcase, desk.
Large desk w/hutch, cedar chest, end
table, lamp, books & Float tank 5' x 8" call
283-1083. Saturday 2222 NW 36 Ter 8-12
Mahogany 4-post bed, matching dresser
w/mirror, desk. Great condition. New mat-
tress & box. Must sell $400. Call 284-3970
We Makb House CaU&!
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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Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website deverlpment. $45/hr
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"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Friendly computer help. Fair and affordable.
Ring 24/7: 284-5562 2-21-5-7
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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
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?
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Come see what's new! GCM thrift shops
downtown 238 SW4th Ave, NW 5001 NW
34th St. Get more bang for your $! New
items daily Mon Sat 378-3654 4-20-43-10
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RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW 67th Place
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on web-
1999 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6
Must'sell.. $3300 OBO Tony 941-320-9522
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
Compu n 352.219.2980 2003 BUELL BLAST
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- networks, wireless, virus
- we BEAT all prices!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980.4-20-66-7
2001 Red Honda Elite Scooter 1300 mi. -
Runs perfect, found a streetbike so I'm sell-
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Save $$ with coupons from the Alligator.
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!l
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12 '*
j CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
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**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Best Cars Lowest Prices
93 Civic EX 2dr AT $3=3
94 Accord LX 4dr $3995
94 Civic Del Sol 78k miles.................$4295
96 Accord 4dr AT $4695
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142.
$500! Police Impounds!
Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas, etc.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 3-7-
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring your W2 & drive home'today. Cash
cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
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SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
'88 Honda Accord $699
'86 Buick LeSabre $799
'88 Toyota Corolla $899
'90 Acura Legend $999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
'90 Chevy Lumina Van $1499
'93 Chevy Blazer $1499
'90 Ford F-150 $2499
'93 ChrystlerNew Yorker $1999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
89 NISSAN 240 SX. Excellent motor. Sur
roof. $2000 OBO. Call Heather for more infc
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Daytona.
2DR, V-6 Supercharger, AT, leather, sunroof.
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1998 HONDA CIVIC LX
4dr, auto, AC, 140k, excellent condition
1 owner. $4800/OBO. Call 352-219-8962
96 HONDA CIVIC
2 door, 5 speed, V-tech, 93K miles d AC,
.all power. $4500. Call 377-7152 2-24-5-12
1999 NISSAN SENTRA GXE sedan
Automatic, A/C, silver with charcoal cloth
power everything, 116k, very clean, $475C
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1996 GEO TRACKER
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Call 352-256-8080 2-24-4-12
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) i HelpWanted
3 jl HelpWanted 3 I Help Wanted '- W Help Wanted
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS,.CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY. 373-9243 4-20-71-13
On-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
A* I WILL BUY YOUR...**
*iCar, Truck, House or Furniture
"FOR FAST CASH"
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*FOSTER PARENTS WANTED*
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ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Brigh'? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over '2, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord. drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for ct ails. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $200. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-20-71-14
Phtoni",survey interviewers wanted. Start
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only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive-Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
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University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
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Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work spring break.
408 W University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
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HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm 378-
2442 or come in and fill out an application
@ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St
$25M A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
Needed for evaluations of
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Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
AUDITORS'for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
Mortgage lender has sales positions avail
for college students seeking prof work exp.
$8-9/hr + bonus. No exp req'd, flex hrs. Apply
in person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900 SW 34
St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)4-20-
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (must-have full day
avail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
shifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply in person 7404
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone.calls please. 2-28-38-14
World's largest pizza delivery company now
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers
All you need is a reliable car &.a very positive
attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's loca-
tions in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to the psychol-
ogy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297,
gatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
$8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule. '
Call Dave for info: 379-9600 3-11-35-14
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed.
Gatorfood.com is looking for responsible,
enthusiastic people. City geography knowl-
edge, customer svc. exp helpful. Room for
advancement For more info: David 379-3663
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make itl UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th'Floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
MARY POPPINS: Where are you?
FT NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
4 jobs avail TODAY: Great $$$ for exp.
Noah's Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 2-25-37-
PT/FT NANNIES NEEDED
Good $ for exp: grad stud. welcomed bkgd
ck: 12 REAL $$ jobs avail NOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
NANNIES MORNING SHIFT
Several positions availabel for
Part Time, good $$$$$ MNOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT No
experience necessary.. For more info call
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
* Co-Ed Camp
* Seven Weeks
* Room and Board Included
GET PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up..FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at t-800-523-1673 ext.
250 or 352-669-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-14
SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for personable, responsible, enthu-
siastic, fun people. Customer service exp
helpful. For more info call David 379-3663
PART TIME WORK
Great pay, flex scheds, sales/svc
All ages 18-, conditions apply
GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2
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LEARN how you can EARN $100K +i per
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FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
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Fun work environment! Work around
classes. Alltmajors welcome. Customer
sales/svc. Conditions Apply. CALL 335-
Motivated, organized woman needed to fill
position of. House Director for active UF
sorority. Please call 561-213-1818 to inquire.
Intern Architect and Project Architect for
,Jacksonville firm. Must be proficient in
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'Call Jan Smith or Tom McCrary at (904)724-
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$$CASH$$ For Spring Break
Turn your closet into cash. Plato's Closet
buys and sells gently used brand name
clothing & accessories. We pay CASH on the
spot! Plato's Closet 3333 SW 34th St. 374-
Department of Housing and
Residence Education Security Staff
is currently hiring for Spring/Summer 2005.
Nighttime SecurityAssistant 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
Local A/G church needs WORSHIP
Sbackground/contemporary songs. Paid po-
sition. Call Pastor Terry 352-472-5433/352-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2
& 4 Mon Fri, Calico Jack's 3501 SW 2nd
Ave, Creekside Mall 2-21-15-14
FT toddler teacher wanted 8:30-5:30 M-F.
2-yr old teachers wanted 12:30-6:30 M-F, 2:
30-6:30 M-F, 7:30-4:30 M-F. Previous child-
care experience desired. 1049 Museum Rd
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
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PART TIME LEASING AGENT
Apply in-person Windmeadows Apts. 2712
SW 34th St. DFWP 4-20-44-14
Web developer wanted. HTML, CSS,
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HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED. Temporary posi-
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Heather @ 379-7844 2-21-5-14
If you are looking for PART TIME WORK
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environment, then call me. We are Infinite
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Student work available, ,prepare mailings
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LEGAL ASSISTANT. Experience pre-
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'-sire i.'il- la i firm. Benefits. Fax resume &
- salary re-quIrrt er.; to 335-6415 2-21-4-14
INBOUND. CALL CENTER needs people.
Flex schedule. Many positions available, day
& night shifts, Earn $12-15/hr. Call 1-877-
ZAXBY'S on Archer Road is now hiring
COOKS & CASHIERS.
Winn Dixie is looking for friendly faces to join
our team! Positions open in several of our
Gainesville locations include grocery stocker,
cashier, grocery manager, seafood associ-
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associate, deli associate, bakery associate,
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Apply in person at your local Gainesville area
We offer a competitive compensation and
benefits package including 401k, employee
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Apply in person 2-5pm NAPOLATANO'S 606
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wl Help Wanted J 9 1 Services
i .II Personals
1 I. Entertainment
Positions available for full or part time in
sales. Gator Mania in Oaks Mall. Call 331-
7353 or 331-1831 3-18-17-14
All Levels Tutor Wanted
Use your time wisely
Good Pay, Flexible Hours
Sell your knowledge!
Experienced PIZZA MAKERS & LINE
COOKS. Apply in person at Pomodoro Cafe
9200 NW 39th Ave in Pubix shopping plaza.
PROGRAMMER Internship -
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MARKETING ASSISTANT Internship -
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skills req. email firstname.lastname@example.org 3-10-
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PT Maintenance Technician.
Variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties.
Contact SFCC Davis Center at 352-395-
Food Service Worker
Gator Dining Services is looking for food
service workers with experience in food
prep and hot line serving. Day or night shift.
Competitive pay, flex hours. Apply at Gator
Dining Services business office 2-24-5-14
LEGAL ASSISTANT for PI/Criminal law of-
fice. Will train bright, energetic recent college
grad. Fax resume to Courtney 352-335-2272
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
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Hiring full time and part time kitchen prep
person. Positive, fun, work environment with
flexible hours. Skills include great attitude,
ability to multi-task, affinity for fast-paced
work environment, and enthusiasm for food
and cooking. Apply in person at Celebrations
Catering, 904 N. Main St. 3-10-10-14
COOKIES BY DESIGN needs weekday
delivery drivers. AM & PM shifts available.
Call for information or come by our Butler
Plaza location 3256 SW 35th Blvd. 378-8821
Student Campus Rep Part Time
Book company seeks campus rep. Part time,
estimating 8 hours a week. We pay an hourly
wage, plus commissions. Must be bondable.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with resume
and cover letter 2-21-2-14
PT 15 hrs/wk. $6.00/hr.
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Florida Survey Research Center. Telephone
interviewers. Evenings & weekends. Call
392-5957 or www.flsurveyresearch.org for
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c#, SQL knowledge. E-mail resume to
Nanny needed for after school care and
light housekeeping. 26-30 hrs/wk starting at
$8/br. Must have reliable transportation and
a good driving record. Special needs experi-
ence a plus! Call Ainsley Blue at 332-9562
Close To UF; Convenient
533 SW2nd Ave. 377-1771
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Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
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Owner on premisis 35+ yrs exp. Lessons
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TRAFFIC SCHOOL ONLINE
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Whipoorwill Farm: SlaII ardlor pasure bo'ardj
10 min W of UF off Archer- Rd. CBS Barn
12x12 stalls on 27 shaded acres. Lighted
arena, round pen, trails, tackroom. Owner on
premises. 376-8792 4-20-71-15
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Classes & Workshops
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scale. 24-hr svc. 374-7038 3-8-19-15
TERM PAPER HELP: Frustrated? Need
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Learn emergency medical care.
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The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 2-25-9-15
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SAME DAY SERVICE: transcription, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
exp. 24 hr turnaround. New phone #Connie
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th.Ave. 378-4480.
GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 WUniv
Ave 375-3752. 4-20-71-18
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please. Call Lee @ 360-941-6028 or email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org 2-25-5-19
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IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
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FREE GRE VERBAL ^'CjPY'.,: P The
Reading and Writing Center is offering this
workshop on Monday & Wednesday, 2/21
and 2/23, from 5:00 7:00 pm. The workshop
is free, but you must call 392-2010 to register
and learn the room location. 2-21-5-20
Sunday 0 February 27 0 4pm
8 Seconds at 201 W Univ Ave
Shane Lewis Memorial Show
Tickets: $7 (All Ages)
S$5 (UF Students, Staff&
Faculty w/GatorllD Card)
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Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2005
Free throws lead to UF defeat at LSU
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
BATON ROUGE, La. As junior forward
vlatt Walsh laid on the floor wincing, a mixture
)f boos and cheers emanated from the hostile Pete
viaravich Assembly Center crowd. >
With UF down by 2 and just 37 seconds re- O
naining, Walsh attempted -to hustle his team back
rom a one-time 10-point deficit, chasing down a
That's as close as UF (16-7, 8-4 Southeastemrn
Conference) came to stealing a SEC road vic-
.ory before falling to Louisiana State 77-73 on
"I'm anxious to see how a guy like
David Lee gets 14 shots, 21 points O
and he gets to the free-throw line
UF basketball coach
A head-on collision with charging LSU guard
Darrel Mitchell sent Walsh to the hardwood and
che ball to the Tigers. And as the Gators desperate- E
ty fouled, the Tigers made Walsh's bodily martyr-
ization in vain, capping a 29-15 free-throw-points M0
advantage in the waning seconds.
"I don't know what caught me in the face,"
3aid Walsh, who finished with 17 points. "But
.ny neck snapped back, and I got pummeled in
That's a familiar feeling for the victims of the o
?hygical Tigers (15-8, 8-4 SEC).
A?6-foot-9 and 310 pounds, LSU freshman
~-r Glen Davis joined sophomore Brandon 0)
3ass in muscling his way to the free-throw line.
"It's difficult because they're two big guys, and
they'ree coming straight ahead, full speed every
time," UF freshman Corey Brewer said.
Bass scored a game-high 27 points on 8-for-10
shooting and burned the Gators at the line, mak--
ng 10 of 13 free throws.
Davis scored five of his 11 from the stripe.
After sinking all 10 of their first-half foul shots, .......... ....
SEE MEN'S, PAGE 15
Columnist, Miami coach say UF-Miami rivalry
By BRIAN STEELE
Round one is over and no knock-
out punch was thrown.
And though the UF swimming
and diving teams came up short
in their quest for a Southeastern
Conference championship, both
know their season is far from over.
Unable to take home the SEC
crown, the Gators are still standing
strong after a fierce fight. The men
came within 28 points of nine-time
defending champion Auburn with
801.5 total points.
On the other side, the women
finished the meet in third place
with 659 total points. Auburn took
the crown again, for the third con-
secutive year, with Georgia a close
second. With both teams showing
signs of improvement, Coach Gregg
Troy knows how
close his teams
were and is look-
ing forward to a
"Our focus is
always the end
of the year," Troy
Troy always a level of
disappointment, but it's not the end
of the season. It was a goal, but cer-
tainly not the only goal."
Although the Gators may not
have achieved the desired results,
they still continued on one sig-
nificant trend: breaking conference
record times. And if you're junior
SEE SWIM, PAGE 15
is 'good baseball'
It seems that too often in sports,
games don't live up to their
hype. Most Super Bowls are
)oring, and the media hypes that
;ame up for two weeks 24/7,
Then you have Miami-UF base-
)all. I really didn't expect this series
:o be as exciting as it was. It's early
n the year, so the series essentially
Try telling that to the series-re-
:ord 13,978 fans that attended the
they get a
lan Fisher with one
Extra lannings being a 2-1
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appearing to be a blowout before
Miami made it respectable.
"We could've won any of the
three games just like they won two
out of three," Miami coach Jim
Morris said. "They've been close
"That seems the way it is against
the Gators, but that's good base-
It was great baseball excit-
ing .baseball. Parts were sloppy
(13 Miami walks and five Miami
wild pitches on Sunday) and parts
were impressive (sophomore Matt
LaPorta's three home runs in three
While neither coach would say
if they'd like to see each other in the
postseason, any baseball fan would.
Miami ended TUF's champion-
ship hopes the past three seasons,
but the Gators are better this year.
That's not my assessment. I have no
idea, and it's too early in the season.
That's Morris' opinion.
He said the Gators are better
than they were last season, despite
losing key players like pitcher Justin
Hoyman and hitters Ben Harrison
and C.J. Smith.
Should the baseball gods align
everything right, UF will face Miami
again in the postseason. If that's the
case, one Gators player has an idea
of how the game will unravel.
"It's going to be a war like you
saw the last three games," catcher
Brian Jeroloman said. "We're up 12-
2, and they come back and almost tie
up the game."
It's good baseball when a game
seems so far out of reach that fans
leave, then only two innings later,
SEE INNINGS, PAGE 15
* 1994: The UF women's basketball
team makes its first appearance in the
Associated Press Top 25. The Gators
made their debut at No. 25.
* The UF softball team, off to its
best start in history, split a pair
of games in Las Vegas. For the
complete story be sure to log on to
For stories on both the men's and
women's golf teams, be sure to check out
alligatorSports.org. While you're there, read
about Saturday's SFCC men's basketball
victory and the Swamp Shootout intramural
0 UF All-American Candice
Scott broke her own record in
the weight throw on Friday. She
has broken her own record three
times this season. Log on to
alligatorSports.org for the story.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21,2005' ALLIGATOR, 15
LaPorta smacks three home runs, earns 17 total bases in series
BASEBALL, from page 1
McMahon said. "You've got to give our oppo-
sition credit. They swung the bats to get back
in the game."
During the bottom of the fourth inning,
OutKast's "The Way You Move" had UF
players smiling and moving with the beat in
the dugout. The Hurricanes moved, too, (8-2)
scoring five runs in the fifth and three more
runs in the sixth to narrow the gap to 12-10.
"I [tried] not to think 'here we go again,'
but I respect that they could come back," UF
right fielder Brian Leclerc said. "We trust our
pitching; we have good arms." Leclerc went
3 for 5 with one RBI in the game and 5 for 12
with three RBI in the series.
UF first baseman Matt LaPorta answered
in the sixth inning, belting a two-run homer
over the left-field bleachers.
"I knew I had to hit because I struck out
twice," LaPorta said. "Coach told me not to
worry about it, put them in the past. He told
me I i .as probA:.b going to get two or three
at-bat.. and I -hould mike them cOLUtt and Luis
\hatet er I had left.'
LaPort.a .s I- for 12 in the .eries. \. ith .i\
run- li\ v RB., three home Iluns andi a double
Hiis _lu ging percentage \\ a 1 4-l.and he col-
lJctEd 1" total ba-es-
Donovan still positive about team
MEN'S, from page-14
the Tigers more than doubled UF's at-
tempts. For Coach Billy Donovan, that was
"I'm anxious to see how a guy like
David Lee gets 14 shots, 21 points and he.
gets to the free-throw line. three times,"
Donovan said. "And a guy like Brandon
Bass gets to the line 13 times."
But Donovan stressed that he wasn't
criticizing the officials.
"I'm not passing judgment because
sometimes after a loss, you can get emo-
tional and say things the next day you'll
regret," Donovan said.
Even with the free-throw disparity, UF
kept close as Lee scored at will inside.
After LSU claimed a 6-pointlead on a 9-
0 first-half-closing run, Lee scored 11 of his
team-high 21 points in the second quarter.
"The whole game there, I really felt
like I was in a rhythm on both ends of the
floor," Lee said. "So it's frustrating being
out tie last f:lix oF r fi. e minulte- -. f the 1;ilf
i. hen tlihey made a ruil
Junioi gu.ird Anthon', Rober.Ion over-
came ar atypical 5-for-1-4 shooting pei or-
mance, penetrating his a\1\ to the loul line
,for five of his 17 points in the final minute.
But with UF trailing by 3, Roberson
missed one of two foul. shots with 9.8
seconds left, and the Tigers rode their foul
shots to victory,.
"I would've bet my life that Peep is go-
ing to make that free thircv.," Walsh said.
"When Peep is on the line, I don't even
think about the fact that he could miss."
Donovan, however, didn't fault
Roberson and remained positive about
the offense-savvy Gators to fight through
"Anthony Roberson has had-so many
big performance games," Donovan said.
"If he doesn't shoot as good as he normally
does, you till haei. to fund \, a, to win.
"So to me it was an encouraging sign
that we were still in a position toclose it
Senior right-hander Connor Falkenbach
pitched 1.2 innings in relief to close the game.
"They're a great team. We're going to be
facing great teams all year,
so this is a good experience
for us," Falkenbach said.
"We have high confidence
now. We just gotta keep it
Miain used six pitch-
ers that put a combined
Falkenbach 27 runners on base for UP.
ST.Together thie, issued 13
i Aks. tut th\ 'o 'atters- and allowed 11 hits.
LiUF starting pitcher Tornmn Bossearned his
fir- t u in of the season. % uhile Miami's Chris
IANNINGS., fro page 15
it'-.a i hole new game.
NiMorni and UF coach Pat McMahon both
-aid the po-.tsea- in i- too far away to worry.
Perez fell to 2-1 after the loss. Boss pitched five
innings, allowing six earned runs and nine
hits. Freshman Bryan Augenstein took over
in the sixth inning and allowed three hits and
three earned runs in 2.1 innings.
Miami third-base coach Gino DiMare was
ejected in the top of the fifth for arguing with
umpire Tony Walsh when Miami's Jon Jay was
thrown out at third after hitting a double.
Miami does have -good things to look
forward to this week as it will no longer be
under NCAA probation on Feb. 26. Miami
was sanctioned for recruiting and financial
aid violations in 1993 and instituted a self-
imposed reduction on scholarships extended
through next year.
But one thing is clear they really liked the
"I do know this," McMahon said. "I really
enjoy competing in this series. It's a fun series
to coach in; it's a fun series for our players to
It's fun to watch, too. One more time this
Gators continue to break SEC records
SWIM, from page 14
Ryan Lochte,. capturing
another American and U.S.
Open record. Lochte. broke
the 200-yard backstroke re-
cord with a time of 1.3S.2..
nearly a second below the old
Going into the event,
Lochte said he was not ex-
pecting to break the record.
:"I just wanted to go about-
1:40 and get close to the re-
cord," Lochte said. "I touched
the wall and looked up and it
-said 1:38. I couldn't believe it.
I just went out there and raced
Lochte was not the only
one to break a record Saturday-
night. In the last event of the
competition; the 400 freestyle
relay, Lochte led off with
fre-rhmen Darian Townsend
and Daniel Penniman to fol-
low and senior Adam Sioui
bringing up. the last leg. At
this p.:'int LT's men's relay
teams had already broken
three SEC records, and the
400 free added another. The
Gators took first place with a
SEC-record time of 2:50.68.
"Especially with the sprint
relays, you just put your head
down and go as fast as you
can," Sioui said. "I love hav-
ing the pressure at the end,
being the last leg. We wanted
to break the school record; we
didn't really know what the
SEC record was. We knew
Auburn was a good team, but
whenever I get a lead I try not
to lose it and haven't lost one
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16, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2005
Vanderbilt stands firm, stifles Gators comeback
The UF women's basketball team
lagged behind from the start and
never came back, falling to No. 22
Vanderbilt 76-69 on Sunday. -
It seems in each loss, UF (14-11,
5-7 SEC) has had chances to win late,
and this game was no exception.
In the second half, the
Commodores (19-6, 8-4 SEC) were
up by as much as 14 before the
Ga,-s mounted a run. After a steal,
UF junior Sarah Lowe's three-point
play off a layup made. the score 62-
59 with 5:11 on the clock.
UF had another chance when
Lowe hit two more free throws with
58 seconds remaining. But coming
up the floor and working the shot
clock, Vanderbilt forward Carla
Thomas appeared to be blocked
clean by UF senior guard Tamia
Williams. The officials disagreed,
and Vanderbilt sealed the victory
with free throws.
Coach Carolyn Peck, who cred-
ited Williams and senior forward
Tashia Morehead for "putting every-
thing on the floor," said she thought
the Gators could pull out a win.
"I thought we had put ourselves
back in a position to make this a
ballgame," Peck said. "Then Carla
Thomas comes down with two sec-
onds left to go and.we foul her."
Morehead and Williams both
played well despite ailments.
scored 11 points,
was hit in the
throat early in
the second half.
Williams had a
sore right foot but
hit five 3-pointers'
to lead UF with
Williams 22 points.
The Gators are now in a dan-
gerous position as they head into
their final games against No. 16
Georgia at home on Thursday
and No. 1 LSU on Sunday. UF
will likely need to at least split
the games for a shot at the NCAA
While not calling Thursday's
game a 'must win', Peck said UF
still has chances to write an NCAA
"I feel like we have to win on
Thursday because we have to prove
to ourselves that we can go out and
finish the deal and play hard," Peck
said. "That's the most important
thing. Right now there are plenty
of games to be played ... and I'm
not going to put that pressure on
GYMNASTICS WINS: If versatility is
what the Gators wanted to exhibit,
then the message was heard loud
Using routines from ten different
gymnasts, No. 4 UF (9-2, 4-1 SEC)
defeated No. 11 Arkansas (5-4, 2-3
SEC) 196.075-195.575 on Friday
night in Fayetteville.
The Gators have won five con-
secutive meets since falling to LSU
"I think it was a great meet,"
Coach Rhonda Faehn said.
"Especially considering the circum-
stances they encountered, lineup
changes, but they all came out and
did a phenomenal job."
UF is now 6-0 against the
Razorbacks since Arkansas' gym-
nastics program joined the SEC
three seasons ago.
Leading the way for the Gators
was sophomore Katie Rue, who
won her first col-
title with a score
inserted into the'
the warm-up pe-
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Rue first event.
"She's very strong mentally,"
Faehn said. "Katie stepped up and"
did a phenomenal job all the way
around. I was very proud of her per-
formance and calm attitude."
Rue'- entry into the all-around
came at the expense of sophomore
Savannah Evans, who sat out both
uneven bars and balance beam after
battling the flu-all week.
She made the most of her rou-
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of 9.925 and finishing second on
The Gators claimed every event
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prowess as the nation's No. 1 vault
squad, tallying a high score of 49.30
on the event.
Freshman Tiffany Murry made
a big splash in her return to the un-
even bars lineup, scoring a 9.875 to
take the event win.
"She really [responded to the
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