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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 106


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2005


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Student Body presidential candidates Dennis Ngin (Impact Party), Joe Goldberg (Gator Party) and MacKenzie
Moritz (Progress Party) debate the role of Student Government at UF on Tuesday night.


SG contenders square off


By NEIL HUGHES
Alligator Writer
nhughes@alligator.Qrg

Student Body presidential hopefuls made a number of
ambitious promises in their first official debate at Jennings
Hall on Tuesday night.
Joe Goldberg, MacKenzie Moritz and Dennis Ngin an-
swered questions about a range of issues including safety,
parking, online voting and a dry campus.
Ngin, Impact Party candidate and current Student Body
treasurer, defended his tenure in office,, saying some may


say hi- plarfomrn only accomplished 50 percent of the agen-
das it presented last year.
"50 percent is a passing grade,"
i Ngin said. "There is a misconception
that issues can be done in one year's
E election timespan."
ct But Moritz, of the Progress Party,
argued candidates could not claim
responsibility for everything accom-
plished by Student Government.


SEE DEBATE, PAGE 11


Officials analyze meaning of rise in student grades


By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
smgarry@alligator.org

A few semesters ago, a nursing student
went into UF associate professor Joanne
Richard's office to argue a grade. Though
she already had an A in the class, she came to
complain about a deduction on her research
paper.
"She wanted that point on that paper just
for the principle of it," Richard said. "I think


* UF relief pitcher
Mike Pete logged a
win against Florida
A&M on Tuesday
by striking out five
Rattlers in 3.2 in-
nings of work.
He allowed just
one hit.
See story, pg. 20.


students today are much more likely to come
in and argue for a point or two."
Richard's experience illustrates one expla-
nation administrators have for grade inflation,
a nationwide trend in which students receive
unearned high marks and the reason why
Princeton University capped A's at 35 percent
this semester.
Some believe grade inflation is unfair to
outstanding students, damages an institution's
credibility and indicates low standards. At UF,
the question is whether increasing grades are


a sign of inflation or an improving institution
with increasingly competi-
tive admissions.
This Fall, UF students
pulled in more A's since
at least 1989, earning top
scores nearly 43 percent of
the time and with an aver-
age GPA of 3.25. The mea-
Richard sures have.been increasing
steadily, with the percent-
age of A's growing 76.9 percent and average


"Copyrighted Material
Syndicated Content
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An analysis of
Student Senate can-
didates revealed The
Gator Party boasts
the most election
support from UF's
Interfraternity and
Panhellenic councils.
See story, pg. 4..


GPA's rising 12.8 percent, according to UF's
Office of Institutional Research.
But the qualifications of incoming fresh-
man classes have been rising as well, calling
into question whether UF's rising grades
are real or artificial. Since 1990, average SAT
scores of incoming freshmen have risen 12.3
percent, which only slightly trails the increase
in average GPA.
"I don't think it's a problem at all," Interim

SEE GRADES, PAGE 11


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ADMINISTRATION

UF's mission


goes global

* THE UNIVERSITY WILL WORK TO CREATE
NEW MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTS.

By EMILY YEHLE
Alligator Writer
eyehle@alligator.org

-SANIBEL An $85,000 project to condense all of
UF's strengths into one marketable, succinct message
is one step closer to its goal.
UF branding consultants Howard Pickett and
Pete Hanley, of the Lido Brand Strategy Group, an-
nounced UF's new mission ard vision statements
Tuesday to the Board of Trustees, the university's
highest governing body.
Unlike the current mission statement, Pickett and
Hanley's creations include reaching the global com-
munity in UF's goals.
UF needs to be perceived in greater terms than
just as a great Florida school, Pickett said.
"It's great to be proud of the fact that UF is the
best in Florida, but that is really not going to get
us where we want to be," he said, referring to UF
officials' goal of becoming one of the Top 10 public
research universities in the nation.
While UF's current mission statement, or "reason
for being," is close to 500 words long, the new one
is summed up in a sentence: "Providing an unparal-
leled experience where the very best create and share
knowledge to serve the people of Florida and the
world," according to trustees' documents.
The new vision statement sets UF's aspirations to
become an example of how a research university can
serve the world.
The statements were produced after Pickett and
Hanley were hired by Jane Adams, vice president
for university relations, to create a logo and slogan
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lino Stanchich, a certified
macrobiotic educator and best-
selling author, will be speaking
in Gainesville tonight.
Stanchich will be speaking at
7 p.m. at 3909 Newberry Road,
Suite D. Admission is $8.

This is the last week to
register to be eligible to vote in
the Gainesville City Commission
election March 29. Forms can be
picked up in both UF and SFCC
administration buildings, local
libraries, and the downtown
Supervisor of Elections Office.
The deadline to turn in or post-
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The Aladhua County Sheriff's
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national program called Abused
W\\men' A.ctik e Response
Emiergenci a 10 a.m. Thursday.
AWARE is the creation-of the
sheriff's office and public and
private sector- of the community,
such as Peaceful Paths Domestic
ALIbuse Ncti ork and ADT Security
Services, according to .an ASO
press relea- -e:
The prograni was launched
narionall) 13 years ago .and is
credited with .saving the lives' of
more than 35 battered individuals,
Sthe release states.-
A survivor of domestic violence
willbe available to speak to attend-
ees. Other speakers will include
Alachua County Sheriff Steve
Oelrich, Peaceful Paths Director
Theresa Harrison and Joe Colon,
group general manager of North.
Florida ADT Security Services.
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find an error, please call our
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CONG.RATLATII u)iOS SENIORS


Ve=a. qadawatia Sewi.,

Congratulations! It's hard to believe thatgraduation will be upon us very soon. For
the last few years, the University of Florida has been a home to us all. But before we
leave the swamp to go our separate ways, we have an opportunity to leave our legacy
here at UF.

By participating in the Senior Class Gift, we can leave our mark for future generations.
As many Gators have done before us, we, as members of the Senior Class of 2005,
can give a gift to UF that will go toward providing future Gators with the same
opportunities that we enjoyed. Your gift will help support leadership opportunities
for students, outstanding student programs such as the Career Resource Center,
enhanced campus facilities, and help to create a better quality of student life at the
University of Florida.

And if that doesn't convince you...your support will help us beat the University of
Tennessee Volunteers! This year, the Senior Class Gift Committee has set up a friendly
competition with UT. The rules are simple...the school with the greatest number of
students contributing to.the 2005 Senior Class Gift wins!

In the coming days, a fellow student will be calling to give you more information and
a chance to participate in the Senior Class Gift. Our class- will be setting the standard
for future graduates to follow. Please join me in participating in our Senior Class Gift.
Whatever the size of your gift, your support will leave a mark as a special reminder of
the Class of 2005, and we can carry Florida to a victory over Tennessee!

Congratulations to us all on this accomplishment and GO GATORS!


9 a 4. So0weit
2004-05 Student Body President

For more information on the Senior Class Gift, contact the UF Foundation, Inc.
at: 392.7754 or email FloridaFund@i ff.ufl.edu


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Impact rally soldiers on despite SG election setbacks


Impact rally soldiers on despite SG election setbacks


By BRIDGET CAREY
Alligator Writer
bcarey@alligator.org"

Despite a week peppered with
political snags and bruised spirits
for some Impact Party candidates,
party members rallied in Turlington
Plaza on Monday afternoon to make
it clear they will continue a full-
force fight for victory in the Spring
Student Government election.
"The events of last week did not
make us weaker," Impact presiden-
tial candidate Dennis Ngin said to
the crowd circled around him. The
events Ngin referred to included
a last-minute mass realignment of
party supporters with ties to the
Black StudentUnion.

LEAK DROPS THE BALL: That shift
included the loss of party campaign
treasurer and Gators' quarterback
Chris Leak and the need for a last-
minute replacement for a Student
Body treasurer candidate.
Leak could not be reached for
comment Tuesday. Ngin confirmed
Leak's departure, and said it was tied
to the loss of support from Senate Pro
Tempore Diane Kassim, who origi-
nally secured Leak's Impact support.
Leak's prior involvement with
Impact was to manage the party's
campaign money, requiring his
name to be plastered on the bot-
tom of every Impact advertise-
ment with the line "Paid Political
Advertisement, Chris Leak." Now
the football superstar's name has
been replaced by the lesser-known
Impact supporter and Senate-hope-
ful David Meyrowitz.


Nick West / Alligator Staff
Dennis Ngin, the Impact Party's candidate for Student Body president, rallies party members Tuesday
on Turlington Plaza. The rally introduced members of the executive ticket and Impact's platform.
"I don't know the exact reason VP STILL UNCLEAR: Mack suffered "Having an incomplete didn't
(of Leak's .departure)," vice-presi- headaches of his own recently when allow me to complete the grade re-
dential candidate Robert Mack said. SG Supervisor of Elections Ali Blye quirements," Mack said.
"I heard he was supposed to send warned that he may not be qualified Mack said he mended the prob-
out an e-mail [to Impact leaders] to what he says was due to a tran- lem Monday because he now has a
say what had happened." script problem. grade for the class, allowing him to


fulfill the required 2.0 GPA needed
to run for office. He added he was
informed by Student Activities
Director Lohse Beeland that his pa-
perwork should be acceptable.
Mack called the past week chal-
lenging, but added that "challenge
builds character."
"We fought through a lot and
that only gives us that much more
dedication," he said.
Dedication was a key message
of the rally, which kicked off with
party supporters cheering, "Ain't
no party like the Impact Party 'cause
the Impact Party don't stop."
Presidential-hopeful Ngin's
voice carried through the plaza with
messages of his passion to win and
his announcement of the the party's
official platform an announcement
that he pointed out didn't need to be
made from behind a podium.
Impact platform issues include
supporting online voting in future
SG elections, making UF a "com-
pletely wireless" Internet campus,
providing multiple free-printing
locations and stemming Activity &
Service Fee increases, among a total
of 24 party goals.
"We wanted to be out there and
show our strength and show we're
here and we're taking this very seri-
ously," Mack said.
Impact members also showed
students they were serious about
Gator spirit, closing the rally by
singing "We Are the Boys From
Old Florida" while embracing and
swaying, supporters shoulder-to-
shoulder.
A full list of party platforms is
available online at www.alligator.org.


TALLAHASSEE

Bush selects new members for Board of Governors


By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
jvanl@alligator.org

TALLAHASSEE Gov. Jeb Bush nomi-
nated six new members to the Board of
Governors on Monday, including former
Republican congressman Bill McCollum and
former FSU President J. Stanley Marshall.
McCollum, who represented the Orlando
area in Congress for more than 20 years before
stepping down in 2001, will be the first high-
powered-politician on the board, which until
now mainly has been comprised of members
of Florida's business elite.
McCollum, a graduate of UF's Levin
College of Law who served on the House
Judiciary Committee during the 1990s, gained
national attention when he served as a House
manager during President Clinton's 1998 im-
peachment trial.
As the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate
in 2000, McCollum lost to Sen. Bill Nelson.


Last year, McCollum mounted another bid for
Senate but fell short in the Republican primary
after Sen. Mel Martinez accused McCollum
of "pandering to the homosexual lobby"
in a series of attack ads. While in Congress,
McCollum had voted for a federal hate crimes
bill that sought to protect gays and lesbians as
well as women and minorities.
McCollum is now a partner at an Orlando
law firm.
In a telephone interview Tuesday,
McCollum said he was pleased and honored
that Bush had nominated him to the post.
"I'm a UF graduate, so I'm looking forward
to taking my part in serving Florida's univer-
sities," he said. "Of course I'll be responsible
for all of the state's public universities, but I'm
glad I'll be taking this on as a former Gator."
McCollum said he did not see a conflict
between the governors, the Legislature or
with universities' Boards of Trustees, despite
the controversy over the proposed FSU chiro-
practic school, which the governors rejected at


a Jan. 27 meeting in UF's Reitz Union.
"I think the role [of the Board of Governors]
will evolve, and it's still in that process right
now," McCollum said. "But I don't see any
conflicts with the legislature or with other
Boards of Trustees."
"I'm a UF graduate, so I'm looking
forward to taking my part in serv-
ing Florida's universities."
Bill McCollum
former Republican congressman'

Marshall, another of Bush's appointees,
was involved in the chiropractic school dis-
pute as a member of FSU's Board of Trustees.
At the board's Jan. 16 meeting, Marshall
was one of only a few trustees who wanted
to make a recommendation to the Board of
Governors either to accept or reject the school.
Despite Marshall's efforts, the trustees


ducked the issue and passed the responsibility
for making the decision to the governors.
Marshall served as president of FSU from
1969 to 1976. In 1978, he founded Sonitrol, a
company that markets home security systems,
and amassed a small fortune.
He then entered politics, and from 1987
to 2000 served as president and CEO of the
James Madison Institute, a Tallahassee-based
think tank that advances conservative causes
such as tax cuts, smaller government, school
vouchers and the private healthcare system.
In addition to his positions as a trustee at FSU
and Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona
Beach, he remains vice chairman of the think
tank. McCollum also sits on the institute's
Board of Directors.
The others members nominated by Bush
are Akshay M. Desai of St. Petersburg, Ann
W. Duncan of Tarpon Springs, Rene Albors of
Orlando all new members and M. Lynn
Pappas of St. Augustine, who was reappointed.
All must be confirmed by the Florida Senate.


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SG NEWS ANALYSIS

Gator boasts bevy of Greeks


Twenty of 48 hail Gator has not r
that have been
from IFC and PC tions, such as H
president of Ga
By BRIDGET CAREY Cabinet direct
By BR T C Y Cabinet director
Alligator Writer Leadership Co
bcarey@alligator.org
"It wasn't
An analysis of Student Senate candidates has
revealed the party competing in the Spring election had a title. I
boasting the most support from UF's Interfratemity done their
and Panhellenic councils is The Gator Party.
The Impact Party has at least four Senate can-
didates that have ties to the two councils. The
Progress Party has at least two members from the
same councils, and the Voice Party was not found Aside from
to have those connections within its candidates.
Gator boasts the largest ticket of candidates hopefuls carry
hoping to fill Senate seats, with Impact close be- Stuent Union,
hind. Out of a total of 48 possible positions, which Affs VI
include both Senate and executive positions, Gator "It wasn't sa
has filled at least 20 of those positions with Greek It want si
students belonging to houses in the Interfraternity Impact preside
and Panhellenic councils. Gator also interviewed his slate. "It's
the most candidates, with nearly 250 students ask- asstuen lead
ing to be involved with their party. slate of Senate
But Student Body presidential candidate Joe ible r en i t
Goldberg said that the large number of Greek bleFour of V
candidates was irrelevant to the party's ability to College of En
represent 48,000 UF students.
"I think that our slate is extremely diverse," Student Boly t
Goldberg said, adding that not only does the engineering se
slate include representatives from at least 17 out At least five
of 39 IFC and Panhellenic chapters, but also from for Senate hav
the ranks of other student leaders. And he added Association. Bt
MacKenzie Mu
that it's common for Greeks who, including Maene to on-can
the Multicultural Greek and National Panhellenic ence to on-car
councils, make up 14 percent of UF students to because he hands
be highly interested in SG involvement. Roberts are resi
When asked if he promised to give Greek repre- Diversity is
sentatives spots on the senatorial ticket in exchange bu versity is
for voter support, Goldberg said, "Every single per- wth a
son was looked at based on their qualifications, and with a ar
... from the same c
we took the most qualified candidates." a
Impact's ticket includes representatives from Alligator Wri
four IFC and Panhellenic chapters -four houses for this article.
Thursday's Alligi



Student senators


expand SG budget


* MUSEUM NIGHTS IS NOW
AN EXECUTIVE AGENCY.

By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
Alligator Writer
smagruder@alligator.org

Museum Nights was given
the same status on campus as
Accent and Student Government
Productions Tuesday night
when Student Senate approved
it as an executive agency.
The program, which opens
within the Florida Museum of
Natural History and ,the Harn
Museum on Thursday nights
from 6 to 10, now will have a
chairperson under the SG ex-
ecutive branch and a budget to
organize its events.
"It's very important to my
constituents," said Fine Arts
Sen. John Boyles.
"There needs to be some kind
of greater structure than a com-
mittee."
With a budget, Boyles said,
Museum Nights will be able to


provide better programs and
events to students.
The Reitz Union, the Division
of Recreational Sports and SG
administration are the three
main recipients from students'
Activity & Service Fee pay-
ments, Sen. MacKenzie Moritz
said.
UF students attempting 15
credit hours,
Student two semes-
Government ters a year,
pay about
$250 annually to fund SG.
Executive agencies and stu-
dent organizations are funded
through SG's administration.
Next year's budgets for SG-
funded organizations initially
were approved as well, after be-
ing presented for the first time
last week.
Student organizations are
set to receive approximately
$581,000, and funded academ-
ics, which include UF's college
councils, can expect nearly
$678,000.


presented in its slate.
large number of Senate candidates
involved with student organiza-
ispanic Student Union officers, the
tor Christian Life, a Multicultural
r, a Community Political Affairs
r and members of the Freshmen
ncil, among others.
simply that these people
t's that these people have
'job as student leaders."
Dennis Ngin
Impact presidential candidate


Greek leadership, Gator has Senate
ng lofty titles in individual college
11 as Florida Blue Key, the Black
Volunteers for International Student
nd the Board of College Councils.
riply that these people had a title,"
itial candidate Dennis Ngin said of
at these people have done their job
rs."
Sand Voice parties did not run a full
candidates, but there were discern-
eir listings.
ice's 18 Senate candidates have
sneering ties, and its candidate for
treasurer, Justin Lauer, serves as an
ator.
out. of the 31 Progress candidates
e ties to the Inter-Residence Hall
it Progress presidential candidate
ritz said he wasn't giving prefer-
ipus housing students, but many
dence halls were aware of his party
vice presidential candidate Adam
dent assistants.
important on a ticket, Moritz said,
a particular group just tends to slate
ar party because the leaders come
community.
ter Neil Hughes contributed reporting
further SG slating analysis, look in
ator.


Caught in the Light
A young woman walks through a reflection of the morning sun
bouncing off of the side of the Student Recreation and Fitness
Center.


Commission hopefuls convene


By IVETTE MENDEZ
Alligator Writer
imendez@alligator.org

After briefly stating their campaign platforms,
Gainesville City Commission candidates respond-
ed to the issues Tuesday night at First United-
Methodist Church.
Eight of the nine candidates for City
Commission attended, with campaign manager
Janet Woods stepping in for Jack Donovan, citing
a scheduling conflict.
"For the past three years, I think the City
Commission as a whole has readdressed priori-
ties," District 2 incumbent Ed Braddy said, refer-
ring to his achievements this term.
However, opponent Grant Thrall, a UF profes-
sor, said he did not feel Braddy's efforts sufficient.
"The reason I decided to run was protection of
my neighborhood," Thrall said.
In his introduction, Thrall voiced his disap-
proval of Braddy's vote-on a variety of issues,
including placing an asphalt plant in District 2.
The first issue raised was the candidates' po-
sitions on plans to reconstruct and repopulate
abandoned neighborhoods around Gainesville, a
process called infill.
"Infill happens when we have a vibrant center,"
said Rick Bryant, At-Large incumbent. "We need to
take these structures down and put money in."


All the candidates agreed infill is an ongoing
process that can improve neighborhood quality.
"If you want to deal with homelessness and
infill, make downtown and the downtown plaza
a viable place," said At-Large candidate Gabriel
Kaimowitz.
The downtown area's traffic issues due to its
large number of businesses was also an issue, with
residents questioning whether the candidates fa-
vored or opposed the reduction of Main Street into
a two-lane road.
Elections "If you narrow Main Street,
2005 people will start taking short-
cuts," said Diyonne McGraw,
At-Large candidate, citing a danger to area com-
munities. A collaborative effort between the city
and public is necessary she added.
"Wide roads aren't the complete solution to bet-
ter traffic flow," said Mike Belle, a UF student and
District 3 candidate.
Belle supports finding other ways of easing
traffic woes while promoting infrastructure that
will attract more consumers.
A resident brought up Gainesville's alleged
unfriendliness to the homeless.
"I think that's hogwash," said Tony Domenech,
District 3 seatholder. The only thing the city does
differently is its panhandling ordinance, he added.
The forum concluded with a meet-and-greet
between the attendees and candidates.







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Provost search restarts


Search firm talks


about new plans

By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
smgarry@alligator.org

A search firm discussed with UF offi-
cials Tuesday what went wrong in the first
attempt to find the the university's next
provost and how a new search will reach a
different outcome.
Jan Greenwood, president of the search
firm that brought UF President Bernie
Machen to Gainesville, told the committee
why her firm, which focuses on higher edu-
cation, will be more successful than the last
in bringing diversity of ethnicity and disci-
pline to the provost candidate pool.
The firm, Greenwood & Associates, plans
to present about 10 candidates to the com-
mittee on May 9 and aims for a provost ap-
pointment on June 1.
"That's about as fast as you can move it,"
Greenwood said.
But she also warned some of the most
desirable candidates might not make pub-
lic their interest until the very end of the
search.
"There's some nuances that you just
have to get'used to in Florida searches,"
Greenwood said. "We have to go back to the
market in a-new way."
Candidates from institutions that are
members of the Association of American
Universities, a group of 62 leading research
universities that includes UF, tend not to an-
nounce their candidacy until late in the game
for fear of retribution from their home insti-
tutions, she said.
SFlorida is one of the few states where pub-
lic records and open meetings laws require
most material that comes before the com-
mittee to be public, including candidates'
applications. She emphasized that the open
process in Florida is probably unfamiliar to


many potential candidates.
Doug Barrett, chairman of the committee,
said search firms can do more than the uni-
versity could alone.
"A search firm can explore potential can-
didates' interest in an unofficial capacity,"
Barrett said, adding that search firms also
speed up the process. "It's their full-time
job."
Meanwhile, the bills for the search are
piling up. UF already has paid more than
$40,000 to Baker Parker, the search firm that
brought an original pool of candidates to the
committee. Ed Poppell, vice president for
finance and administration, still is negotiat-
ing whether it will pay the last installment of
$24,000 to Baker Parker.
Despite having to hire a second firm, the
university is not likely to
seek contracts in which it
would not have to pay for
a failed search.
"There's a significant
amount of work that
goes into a search that's
Machen expended by the firm,"
Poppell said. "It's a lot of
effort, a lot of people hours that would go
into preparation and would be fair to com-
pensate them for."
After narrowing down the original pro-
vost choices to four recommendations, the
pool slimmed even further after one candi-
date dropped out and Machen eliminated a
second. With only two viable candidates, the
president hired the second firm to expand
the pool especially to bring in women, eth-
nic diversity and those with humanities and
social science backgrounds.
UF now has an agreement with
Greenwood & Associates for $75,000 in three
installments.
Additionally, UF will pick up the check for
long distance phone calls, travel and other costs
the firms expend in the course of the search.
However, Greenwood told the committee
she believes using a search firm is more cost ef-
ficient than conducting the search in-house.


PUBLIC SAFETY


Alleged thief arrested


A Gainesville man suspected in a
string of thefts from the UF Welcome
Center and Bookstore was arrested
Monday after allegedly stealing more
than $400 of merchandise, authorities
said.
Jeremy J. Easton, 23, began the
shoplifting spree last week, University
Police spokesman Joe Sharkey said.
A total of three incidents are un-
der investigation: two last week and
another Monday, when he was taken
into custody.
Sharkey said Easton. mainly stole
expensive textbooks, in one instance
placing them in an also stolen back-
pack. Additionally, reports state
Easton took a pair of earphones.
Sharkey said he doesn't remember
exactly what he was wearing but that
he does clearly remember Easton's
black-and-white Converse shoes.
"Every time, he had those same
shoes on," Sharkey said.
Easton seemed to have acted alone,
but UPD is continuing to look into the
possibility of another party involved,
Sharkey said.
Easton was arrested Monday at
4:45 p.m. and taken to UPD for ques-
tioning before being transported to
the Alachua County jail. He is charged
with two counts of misdemeanor
retail theft and one count of felony
retail theft.
According to a report, additional
charges are pending regarding po-
tential involvement in other campus
crimes.

ALLEGED ROCK THROWER ARRESTED:
A Gainesville man, enraged after
being told to leave Faces Lounge, is
charged with accosting two other pa-
trons with rocks outside the establish-


ment Tuesday morning.
Lathereo Raynard Johnson, 20,
was arrested for simple battery, disor-
derly intoxication and possession of
drug paraphernalia and a controlled
substance, according to reports.
"Sadly, when you see this,"
Gainesville Police spokesman Keith
Kameg said. "Most of the time, they
are on some sort of toxicant."
Johnson had to be removed bodily,
but he continued to attempt re-enter-
ing before becoming so angry he be-
gan throwing "landscaping rocks" at
patrons standing near the doorway,
according to the report.
Patrick Joseph Gilmore and
Marjko Walton Fujimura suffered
minor injuries.
Authorities said Johson was mak-
ing a scene in the middle of the street,
apparently intoxicated.
He was placed in the back of a
patrol vehicle where he became more
enraged and began kicking the car
doors so hard officers were forced
to restrain him with "rip hobbles,"
which restricted his ankles, the report
states.
Authorities said after Johnson was
taken to the Alachua County jail, a
search of the patrol vehicle revealed
a bag between the backseat cushions
containing a substance that tested
positive for crack cocaine.
Kameg said in situations like this,
it is best to remove the problem from
the area.
"[He] probably would have gotten
away with his drug issues had he not
been so flagrant about his behavior,"
Kameg said. "He brought law en-
forcement into his world."

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Editorial


Endorsement

The Alligator takes a side

on the pending election
Despite the dirty politics and allegations of malfeasance
that have been going around regarding UF's coming
election, the Alligator editorial board was able to reach
an overwhelming conclusion:
We hereby officially endorse Coca-Cola to be soft-drink pro-
vider to the University of Florida.
Coca-Cola has proven to be an integral part of student life
throughout the history of UF, from the Classic's role in the
legendary Jack and Coke and rum and Coke party staples to
providing the perfect complement for any late-night munchies
or cramming sessions.
In the name of fairness, however, we decided to set history
aside and pit Coca-Cola and Pepsi products against each other
in a free-for-all taste test. The final results were startling: a 5-1
victory for Coca-Cola, claiming the votes of all but one editorial
board member and he admitted that his support for Pepsi
stemmed from a Coke-related childhood trauma.
In the first portion of the test, Coca-Cola won an easy victory
over Pepsi, despite the protests of the sole dissenter. While it
was agreed Pepsi was a better choiceif a quick sugar rush was
needed, Coke clearly retained its place at the top.
More controversial was the decision in favor of Pepsi's
Mountain Dew, which claimed a close victory over Mello Yello.
But while Mello Yello picked up some votes at the end because
of its strangely addicting quality, it lost all credibility when re-
ports confirmed it as only a shoddy effort by a company that
already had lost the market on Yellow-5-heavy soda.
Not surprisingly, both competitors received no votes in
the Why-Did-They-Make-This? category. Coca-Cola's Fresca,
which seems to be a combination of grapefruit juice and aspirin,
won by default (because it somehow has managed to last this
long) over Pepsi's sure-to-be-short-lived Sierra Mist, which is
essentially a mix of Sprite and Mountain Dew with a couple of
extra sugar scoops thrown in.
Sprite, of course, is the unsung hero of the Coca-Cola lineup,
and one of the main reasons why the company won our support.
The widely appealing vice president to Coke's commander-in-
chief, Sprite offers a taste that some love but none can deny. In
the unofficial poll we administered alongside the test, Sprite
won the prize for Most-Mixed-Soda-Among-UF-Students, its
victory owing heavily to its partner in crime, vodka.
The bottled water category was controversial, as our lone
Pepsi supporter, regardless of the result, plans to hoard bottles
of the Coca-Cola- produced Dasani, because he "can't live with-
out those little twisty tops." He did, however, fail to correctly
distinguish between Dasani, Aquafina (Pepsi's bottled water),
and warm Gainesville tap water in a blind taste test.
In the other blind test, both Coca-Cola's Nestea and Pepsi's
Lipton Brisk were disqualified immediately, because all six tes-
ters failed to categorize either drink as "tea."
Of course, Pepsi did run away with one category Coca-
Cola's Powerade somehow managed to pick up negative votes.
in its humiliating loss to Gatorade, which is perhaps the most
important thing ever to come out of Gainesville. In addition,
Gatoracle's sidekick Propel sort of the halfway point be-
tween sports.drink and water managed a respectable write-
in ballot showing.
But even if it had not prevailed so dearly in our tests, there is
one telling legend from UF history that proves that Coca-Cbla is
the only soda acceptable for true Gators fans.
When Gatorade was first introduced to the'UF football team,
one player refused to change his ritual to include the sports
drink. That one man was Steve Spurrier.
And what was Spurrier's drink of choice on the sidelines?
Coca-Cola.


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Column

Race is not an issue, except when it is


-R ace is a four-letter word. Ethnicity is nine.
| Some cultural quirks are facts of life and some are
ew and artificial, but either way, they're interfering
with the way students enact change.
The studentbody spends millions of dollars every year via
Student Government to promote understanding of different
and sometimes diametrically-opposed world cultures. And
no one wants to say they use race and ethnicity as tools.
Last week, when we reported Alpha Epsilon Pi's recent
hold on Accent chairmanship, we received letters calling us
prejudicial because we called AEPi a "Jewish fraternity."
Is it possible, if our Accent editorial read: "Jews control it
- that's [expletive] cool!" that AEPi officials would respond
the way they did?
Of course not.
The irony is that we-didn't say Jews specifically control
anything in our coverage; as AEPi would point out, its ranks
are not exclusive.
However, one need only pull up AEPi's Web site
(www.aepi.org), in which it -calls itself "The Jewish
Fraternity."
I think Zeta Beta Tau may take issue with that statement.
No one literally, no one said anything when we said
women were in charge of Accent for but two years out of 35.
If a Nakba '48 member sends the Alligator a letter criticiz-
ing Israeli military movements, we have to think six times
before we print it, because we don't know how Gators for
Israel will react.
And God (Jehovah, Allah) forbid we print the word
"Palestine."
But I'm not trying to single out Jewish students here.
The truth is, these different strokes are causing waves here
at the Alligator, where we don't have time to plot secret rac-
ist, ethnic or sectarian agendas.
Our editor-in-chief is black. I sometimes wonder how
many people know that. I'm part Japanese, and I know that's
not common knowledge.


[ We've also got Daughters of the
American Revolution and sons of
refugees.
Our staff is diverse, and we're
proud of it, yet I'm sure nearly all
student groups large enough share
Mike Gimignani this diversity.
Editorial Notebook Celebrating cultural differences
mgimignani@alligator.org means taking it all at face value.
No one should be allowed to hide
behind their own nature for their
crimes while attacking others with impunity.
But it happens everyday, whether by action or omission.
If a executive ticket doesn't include a white, Greek-con-
nected male, a minority, and a woman, common knowledge
among SG insiders dictates it won't win.
These superstitions had to come from somewhere.
Every day I hear gossip about black students flat leaving
the Impact Party. I hear about back-door deals and high-
ranking Black Student Union members nestling cose to
Impact's rivals in the Gator Party.
Gator's ticket: White, Greek-connected male; Hispanic
female; white female.
Impact's ticket: Asian male; white, Greek-connected male;
black female.
BSU officials, ostensibly nonpartisan, said they have no
knowledge of or connection with anyone jumping ship.
Some members of that organization did criticize the Alligator
openly when we said Impact's replacement Student Body
treasurer candidate was black.
I'll accept the criticism I get for highlighting that fact if
the things I hear in the hallways and alleyways aren't true.
If, however, they are, shame on BSU. And shame on any-
one who uses their uniqueness to manipulate others on any
merits except their own.
But it's nothing personal: Everyone has their own angle.
Mike Gimignani is managing editor of the Alligator.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


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Writer leaves behind cautionary lessons on life and society


ou may have heard already, but writer
Hunter S. Thompson checked himself
out of this world on Sunday.
What is it about death that so unites us?
Our knowledge and understanding grows,
yet death baffles as greatly as ever.
Thompson's suicide is no exception. His
voice resonated with those unlucky heirs to
the Beat Generation and the hippies. His writ-
ing though rife with allusions and self-ref-
erences and colored by the drugs and alcohol
he was identified with ironically was com-
prehensible. His style perhaps reflected reality
better than traditional journalism could have.
His insight ensured no one will view footage
of the flower-bedecked '60s youth without a


sinister undertone.
'" "A generation of
permanent cripples,"
he called them. His
death reminds us that
subsequent genera-
Gavin Baker tions have not shaken
Close to Home this disease.
The fundamental
gbaker@alligator.org social changes which
first emerged in tme
flapper era and gained momentum when the
boys came back from WWII took their ulti-
mate form in the '60s. Thompson's criticism of
the '60s held that the hippies, and those who
came with them, merely shifted their faith


from material desires and Western religion to
mind-altering substances and Eastern religion.
They were the "failed seekers" who would
not abandon "the desperate assumption that
somebody or at least some force is tend-
ing that Light at the end of the tunnel."
But the truth is precisely the opposite. The
fatal flaw of the '60s, from which our culture
still has not recovered, was how readily we
cast aside our religious and moral guides. In
our lust for the righting of wrongs, we threw
the baby Jesus out with the bathwater.
That Thompson's social criticism mis-at-
tributed the cause does not deny its value.
His tales of debauchery, drug-addled stupors,
government malfeasance, isolation and indi-


vidualism gone mad are potent cautionary
tales, all the more so for his roles in them.
Is there anyone today who needs to learn
these lessons more than college students?
Thompson was a misguided prophet, a
brilliant social critic whose sharpest barbs elic-
it both howling laughter and stinging loathing
and fear. He by all accounts also was a wildly
amusing character and well-loved.
But his death should remind us that none
of us is too rare to die. Luckily, there is a force
tending the light at the end of the tunnel and
there's time to start living accordingly.
Gavin Baker is a history freshman. His
column appears on Wednesday.


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GREEK LIFE

Groups host 'awareness' barbecue in PETA parody


By KYLIE CRAIG
Alligator Writer
kcraig@alligator.org

Hungry UF students ate more than 100 pounds of meat
in less than two hours at Tuesday's People Enjoying Tasty
Animals, or PETA, Barbeque.
The barbeque, which was hosted by UF's College
Republicans, was held to "raise awareness about the ex-
treme efforts utilized by the PETA (People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals) organization and demonstrate that
the consumption of meat is not inhumane," according to a
release.
The event took place at the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
house, where visitors snacked on beef, pork, venison and
bratwurst.
T-shirts displaying a cartoon picture of a pig roasting
over a fire were on sale, and visitors were given fliers listing
"problems" with the PETA organization.
Ashley Black, secretary of the UF College Republicans,
said she wanted the event to help people recognize the "ex-


treme" views of PETA. ,
"A lot of people are joining it because of its nice person
appeal, but it's not nice at all. It's a bunch of extremists,"
Black said.
Hunter Williams, chairman of the College Republicans,
said no complaints about the event were received.

"A lot of people are joining it because of its
nice person appeal, but it's not nice at all. It's
a bunch of extremists."
Ashley Black
UF College Republicans secretary

Instead, a letter was sent from PETA to the College
Republicans thanking them for holding the event.
The letter read, "Parody is the most sincere form of flat-
tery. Thanks for honoring us with your event."
Williams said Alpha Gamma Rho was asked to help host
the event because the event, in part, is about supporting ag-
riculture, and he knew the fraternity was agriculture-based.


"A lot of our guys do work in the beef industry," frater-
nity president Andrew Walmsley said, adding that he didn't
know of any members of the fraternity who were vegetar-
ians.
The event, which was open to the public, brought in a
variety of UF students and other members of the Gainesville
community.
UF law student Arturo Armand, 22, said he was amused
by the play on words that made parody of the vegetarian
organization.
"It's all in good fun. I had a good laugh when I saw it,"
he said.
Black said she first got the idea for the event after hearing
about it taking place at other colleges, adding that it's been
done many times before.
She said she was very impressed with the event's success
at UF.
"We didn't expect anything like this," Black said. "We
thought 100 pounds of meat would be enough for two hours
but we ended up having to make two trips to get more."


SFCC lobbies for


more local buses

By SKYLER SMITH
Alligator Writer
ssmith@alligator.org.

SFCC is heading to Tallahassee today.
Ten SFCC students, President Jackson Sasser and Vice
President Guy York will be traveling to Florida's capital to
lobby for Transportation Bill 542.
The passage of this bill would enable state community col-
leges to levy a transportation fee on student credit hours simi-
lar to the system UF has in place with Gainesville's Regional
Transit System, student Daniel Jones said.
-"Over 60 percent of Santa Fe Community College students
come from outside Alachua and Bradford counties," said
Jones, one of the Tallahassee delegation and a member of SFCC
Student Government. "They will gain access to the entire city
with this bill."
Through the partnership with RTS, UF
students pay $4.10 per credit hour to flash
their Gator 1 cards and ride for "free."
The SFCC contingent will meet with state
Sen. Rod Smith (D-Gainesville), Ron Pierce,
an aide to the Senate President Tom Lee and
Sen. J.D. Alexander (R-Lake Wales).
Alexander is the chairman of the
Sasser Education Appropriations Committee,
where the bill is awaiting a decision.
After the committee, the bill must pass both the Senate and
House as well as the governor before it can become law. SFCC's
Board of Trustees must then decide whether or not to enact the
new law, Jones said.
SFCC is served only by two bus routes, 10 and 43. Jones said
more night services, such as Later Gator, and bus routes to pop-
ular places like the Oaks Mall would benefit SFCC students.
The college has wanted to increase transportation to and
from its campus for at least four years, but the funding hasn't
been there, said Shenley Neely, chief transit planner for RTS.
However, she said, RTS has no plans to buy any more buses
for several years due to a parking shortage with its.existing
fleet. RTS also will not allocate additional routes to SFCC or
add extra buses to the current routes until RTS has more buses
to spare. But RTS could extend the hours on the current routes
within the immediate future, Neely said.
Both Routes 10 and 43 were extended for four hours each
during the Spring 2004 semester. This extension of service
hours amounted to a cost of approximately $32,000, she said.
Another impediment may be that the main Northwest
SFCC campus is located outside Gainesville city limits, and
RTS is a city service.
But even with these restrictions, Neely said she would like
to see greater public transportation service extended to SFCC:


Science fair inspires kids' curiosity


* THE REITZ UNION EVENT
FEATURES 35 STUDENT-CRE-
ATED EXHIBITS.

By SKYLER SMITH
Alligator Writer
ssmith@alligator.brg.

Robots, chemicals and liq-
uid nitrogen are not typically
found in the Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom.
On But 'continuing
CampuS today from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m., the 60th
Annual Engineering and Science
Fair presented by the UF College
of Engineering will feature all
that.
The fair is a collection of 35
exhibits, mostly constructed by
student engineering organiza-
tions.
Approximately 1,000 people
pass through each day of the
fair; which began Tuesday, said
Priscilla Silva-Araujo, director
of Engineer's Week and an in-
dustrial and systems engineering
student.
Approximately 700 of those
daily visitors are children from
local elementary through high
schools.
"For the younger kids, we
want to encourage them to pur-
sue science and engineering," At an
Silva-Araujo said.
She said the fair also benefits a remo
the students who participate be- ing a V
cause the fair is a link between produw
the real world and their class- electric
room work. Ces
The fair is free for UF stu- Ancho
dents and includes door prizes, by the
such as dinner for two at "It'
Swamp Restaurant and Campus Acr
Outfitters gift certificates, given Booshi
away every half-hour. fellow
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dents is Layla Booshehri, a phys- maker.
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Physics Students' booth, featur- trogen
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engineering fair, 10-year-old Coady Latimer experiments with
ote-controlled robot to pick up a paper plate Tuesday.


Van de Graaf generator that
ces blue sparks of static
city.
ar Arzu, 11, from the
r Center School lingered
physics table.
s pretty cool," Arzu said.
oss the room from
ehri, Jesse Schrader and his
chemical engineering ma-
ere manning the ice-cream

e ice cream was-made in a
tank filled with liquid ni-
set at a cool -196 degrees


Celsius.
"It's a lot of fun to show all the
kids the experiments of science,"
Schrader said.
The fair has a $20,000 budget,
$12,000 of which was allocated
by Student Government.
Corporate sponsors such as
Boeing and Pratt & Whitney also
contributed.
The fair is the main event of
Engineering Week, seven days of
activities ending Thursday with
the carnival-like Extravaganza on
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WEDNESDAY,FEBRUARY'23, 2005 ALLIGATOR, 9


Satsumas to be regrown


* ONCE PLENTIFUL, THE JACKSON
COUNTY CROP DIED 70 YEARS AGO.

By SKYLER SMITH
Alligator Writer
ssmith@alligator.org

Many years ago, Jackson County in the
Panhandle grew oranges that earned it the dis-
tinction of Satsuma Capital of the World.
However, miles north of most Florida citrus
groves, Jackson County's crop was devastated by
a 1935 freeze and never recovered fully.
Now, .Mack Glass has slowly begun to breathe
life back into the industry with his five acres of
Satsuma, or Mandarin, oranges on his farm near
Marianna with help from a team of UF experts.
"Before I was bor, we did have Satsumas in
the area, so I decided to give it a try," Glass said.
The idea for growing oranges came from UF
horticulture professor Wayne Sherman and Ed
Jowers, UF Jackson County Extension director.
He will harvest his first crop of Satsuma or-
anges this fall and plans to sell locally.


George Hochmuth, director of UF's North
Florida Research and Education Center, thinks
that the oranges will be a good investment for
Glass and other area growers.
"They're a good crop. They taste good, easy to
peel," he said.
Hochmuth consulted Glass about the best irri-
gation and fertilization techniques, and visits the
grove to check on its progress.
"The biggest threat is cold protection," he said.
To combat the weather, Glass has installed
a UF-invented microjet irrigation system in his
grove comprised of small sprinklers mounted in
the trees that release small amounts of water on
told nights to protect the grove.
Glass follows the weather by using the Florida
Automated Weather Network, realtime statistics
developed by UF Lake County Extension agent
John Jackson in 1997.
UF entomology professor Dick Sprenkel has
been assisting Glass in scouting for harmful bugs,
.Hochmuth said.
Glass said he wanted to bring back citrus as a
viable crop for North Florida growers to diversify
their farms and sources of income.


ON CAMPUS

Knitting for charity


By ALLISON MYERS
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Feminist Knitting and
Crocheting Circle raised $110 on
Tuesday for Peaceful Paths, a
domestic abuse network, by sell-
ing hats, scarves and other home-
made items on the Reitz Union
Colonnade.
President Sonya Stahl said the
group is optimistic they'll sell
plenty of items because of the art's
recent rise in popularity.
"People are growing out of that
stereotype that knitting is just for
old ladies," she said.
The fundraiser was held at the
Suggestion of former President
Taylor Ramsey.
"We picked [Peaceful Paths]
because we wanted to support lo-
cal women's causes, but it's also an
important cause because any kind
of violence in the home doesn't
stop easily," Stahl said. "Kids grow
up in that situation, and it can start


all over again."
In regard to the group's name,
Stahl said the group wants to
dispel the stereotype surround-
ing feminism. Feminism does not
oppose femininity, but simply ad-
vocates equality, she said, adding
that the group has a male regular.
"People are growing out of
that stereotype that knit-
ting is just for old ladies."
Sonya Stahl
Feminist Knitting and Crocheting
Circle president

Member Erin McKenna said she
is excited more men are finding in-
terest in the craft.
"Girls think that's really cool
when guys are into something
like this," she said. "It's a giant
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By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Alligator Writer
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The trial of a Gainesville man
accused of strangling his brother
and stowing the body in a backyard
shed is scheduled to begin today
in the Alachua County Criminal
Courthouse.
Neighbors alerted police on May
15, 2003, because of a foul odor em-
anating from Terrance Lee Looney's
backyard. A search of a shed behind
the house, at 215 NE 44th St., uncov-
ered the body of Looney's brother,
James Ralph Looney, 47, stuffed
inside a trash can.
The Gainesville Medical
Examiner's report stated he was
killed sometime between late
September and early October 2002.
Although he could not discuss


details of the case, State Attorney's
Office spokesman Spencer Mann
said the prosecution is ready.
"We are. able to prove a cause
of death, and we have established
a timeline of activity by the de-
fendant in relation to the victim,"
Mann said Tuesday.
Whether the
S prosecution's "time-
line of activity"
Local includes Terrance
Courts Looney's alleged
violent I behavior
prior to his brother's
death remains to be seen.
In 2000, he was found guilty of
felony battery after breaking his
brother's leg while beating him
with a tree limb. His probation
mandated he not have any contact
with his brother.
Two years later, a concerned
neighbor contacted his probation
officer after witnessing an argu-
ment between the brothers, who
were living together.
Terrance Looney was arrested


again, but upon his release two
months later, he moved back into
the house with his brother, accord-
ing to an Alachua County Sheriff's
Office report.
When his brother failed to show
up for work after a weeklong vaca-
tion in September 2002, during vis-
its from his probation officer the de-
fendant said he moved to Tampa.
Shortly afterward, Terrance
Looney pawned his brother's tools
and rented out his room to Heath
Ressler, the report stated.
Ressler said during the 2002
holiday season, he attempted to get
a Christmas tree from the shed, but
Terrance refused to let him do so,
according to the report.
Witnesses said they saw
Terrance Looney wearing clothes
that belonged to his brother after
his disappearance. The second-de-
gree murder trial is expected to last
until Friday.
As of press time, defense attor-
ney Matthew Wells could not be
reached for comment.


Poker aids kids
By ELIZABETH PRANN
Alligator Writer
eprann@alligator.org

Gainesville poker players interested in showing
off their skills have the opportunity to compete in the
Gainesville Poker Tournament beginning Saturday.
The event, held to benefit STOP! Children's Cancer Inc., will
include 200 students and 100 adults, event director Ethan
Fieldman said in a press release.
Competitors will face off in four tour-
naments for seats at the main event. The
first tournament is over, but the remain-
ing competitions will take place March
12, 19 and 26, for which spots still are
available.
"Saturday went incredibly well,"
Fieldman said. "Everyone was surprised
Kameg at how professional the tournament
was."
Game registration begins at 6 p.m., according to the
event's Web site, www.gainesvillepoker.com. Students,
who must present a valid student ID, will be charged a one-
time $20 entrance fee to be donated to the charity. The top
10 from each tournament will move on. Gainesville Police
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Parties support downloadable music


DEBATE, from page 1

"We need a leader at this
university who's willing to not
take the credit," Moritz said.
Goldberg emphasized the
Gator Party's platform against
a dry campus.
UF President Bernie Machen
recently initiated a review of the
school's alcohol policies.
"I think it's a -privilege for
people over the age of 21 to
consume alcohol within their
residence," Goldberg said.
Ngin agreed, but suggested
that alternative entertainment
for students, in the form of free
concerts and speakers, would
provide students with options
other than drinking.
All of the candidates said
they supported the online vot-
ing measure on the ballot, but
Moritz said the Progress Party
was responsible for a majority
of the signatures acquired to
put the initiative to a vote.
"Only about 20 percent of


our students vote in a high-vot-
ing year," Moritz said. "That is
unacceptable."
In light of the online voting
initiative, Ngin encouraged stu-
dents to vote regardless of their
candidate of
dochoice this
semester.
"It is
imperative
that students
make this
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University ofNorth Carolina at
Ngil H, n which we
use paper ballots," Nin aaid
The candidates also agreed
downloadable music from the
Internet should be made avail-
able on campus.
Goldberg proposed a plan
he said was adopted by the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, in which four online
vendors were used by students
in a yearlong trial, and the most
popular was chosen at the end.
But Ngin said a majority of
music download services do


not offer the capabilities most
students expect.
"Some students have the
misconception that you will be
able to download music and
burn it onto a CD," he said,
noting that most services only
allow songs to be played on the
user's computer.
In order to have more of a say
in city affairs, Moritz proposed a
non-voting, student-held City
Commission seat in Gainesville.
Prior to the debate, candi-
dates for treasurer gave brief
speeches to court the vote of the
50 people in atteridance.
Gator's Lindsay Cosimi,
Impact's Michelle Lightboume
and Voice's Justin Lauer each
spoke at the event.
The Progress Party's treasur-
er candidate, Susan Henriques,
was unable to attend due to
an exam, said vice-presidential
candidate Adam Roberts.
Inter-Residence Hall
Association and the Panhellenic
and Interfratemity councils
sponsored the debate.


UF to overhaul current vision


TRUSTEES, from page 1

that would sum up the university
and help begin a public relations
campaign.
SUF's "brand essence" will be
the reason student and faculty
come to the university, Hanley
said.
"It's hard to come up with a
brand essence, but once you have
it, it's magical," he said.
Once all is done, UF's message
will be spread from the univer-
sity's various public relations
departments.
.Hanley. said he and Pickett
will present model advertise-
ments to the Board of Trustees on
March 21; however, the trustees
do not have to approve any of the
team's actions. The four or five
samples then could be used to
create multiple advertising tools


such as press releases and print
advertising.
The next step, he said, is to
find interesting personal stories
that might translate into adver-
tisements.
To come
F to all these
Administration c o n c u -
sions, the
consul-
tants presented the trustees with
lists of UF's strengths and weak-
nesses that emerged after more
than 12.0 interviews.
Among UF's strengths were
student and faculty loyalty, un-
dergraduate student quality, fac-
ulty expertise, research and the
sports program.
Weaknesses included ineffec-
tive marketing, faculty resources,
faculty morale, inadequate fund-
ing and lack of a nationally recog-
nized academic program.


Officials weigh in on significance of UFjoining nationwide trend of rising grades



GRADES, from page 1


Provost Joe Glover said. "The credentials of
the UF student body have improved fairly
substantially."
Many trace grade inflation's beginnings to
the 1960s, when professors feared failing stu-
dents would be their ticket to Vietnam. Now
it may be a problem with the "millennial stu-
dent," or the current college generation, who
have been raised in an over-managed environ-
ment and taught that grades are all-important,
said Albert Matheny, dean of the Academic
Advising Center.
"I think it's more the expectation that stu-
dents bring in," he said, adding that the worst
grade inflation may be happening in high
school, setting unreasonable expectations for
college. "The mentality of students is chang-
ing. Teaching strategies and expectations have
to evolve along with the evolving students."
If one purpose of grades is to stratify stu-
dents in relation to their peers, inflation may
make it harder for graduate and professional
schools to trust GPAs as a standard of admis-
sion.
Robert Jerry, dean of the Levin College of
Law, said inflated grades are not a problem
for law school admissions because the school
sends applicants' GPAs through a com-
pany that sorts them into percentiles for their


school, adjusts their GPA and throws out some
courses. The service allows the law school a
better picture of students' performance.
"There are controls in the process that basi-
cally take that (inflation) off the table," Jerry
said.
In UF's graduate school, admissions are
not centralized and therefore not as simple.
UF's 200 different programs each have an
admissions committee, and they consider a
variety of factors, not just GPA, said Kenneth
Gerhardt, dean of the Graduate School.
"Grade inflation is certainly a concern [for
admissions]," Gerhardt said. "It's not neces-
sarily a bad thing, because GPA is only one
factor in how .successful a student will be in
graduate school."
Students shouldn't fret about perfect
grades in fear of being rejected by graduate
schools, Gerhardt said. Other measures, such
as the GRE and even a personal statement,
may matter more, depending on the program.
Though UF's student body is improving,
the upward trend-in grading seems to have
skipped the colleges of building construction
and nursing.
Richard, who serves as the president of the
nursing college's Faculty Organization, said
she thinks the college hasn't experienced in-
flation because of their criteria-based grading
and licensing exams.
"If we have students who aren't passing
that exam, we haven't done them a very good


service," Richard said. "I think that keeps our
standards pretty high."
Moreover, the majority of classes in the col-
lege rely on more than just tests for account-
ability, including group projects, papers and
presentations, Richard said. 'Though they may
be good test-takers, not all UF students.write
a good paper or are comfortable speaking
before classes.
"Even though our students here at the
University of Florida are very good students,
other factors come into play," Richard said.


"I've never had a class where everybody
achieved an A and I've been teaching for 25
years."
Inflated grades may give students a dis-
torted sense of how well they're performing,
which could give them a shock when they
graduate, Richard said. UF may also need to
adjust its coursework as it becomes a more
elite university.
"If we're bringing in brighter and more ca-
pable students," Richard said, "then perhaps
they should be challenged a little more."


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Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
4-20-71-2

*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
4-20-71-2

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


BIG VALUE, SMALL PRICE
2BR TH $639 inc W/D, alarm, park free@UF
Pets welcome, Daily Specials!
Avail NOW or Fall 373-1111
4-20-71-2 -

1st MONTH FREE!
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
375-1519
4-20-71-2

More for less, FREE even!
2BR/2BA- Only $680
Pool bus route alarm tennis
Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
4-20-71-2


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For Rent
.uinfurnished

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.
332-7700. 4-20-71-2

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
4-20-71-2


Free Extended Basic Cablel 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.
4-20-71-2 .

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.
4-20-71-2

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


-Affordable Apts Next to UF!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 &
Avail Aug. Specials from $489/mo. L
hrdwd firs & more..Going Fast! 376-6
www.LiveNearCampus.com 4-20-71-2

Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
WWW.SUBLET.COM
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-2



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*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 3BR/1BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
Available March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
4-20-70-2

Have Roommates?
3BR/2BA House $950
Only You?
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 APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 378-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
8-15-95-2

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-
2099 3-10-40-2

LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?

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

FREE Apartment & Housing
Locator Service

Call 352-376-4493 or visit
www.theleasingconnection.com
3-31-56-2


4BR/4BA at UF
Only 2 left for Fall.
Luxury Townhomes
W/D, Alarm, Pets Ok..
Open WEEKENDS 371-0769
4-20-69-2

WOOD FLOORS at UF
1&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ W/D
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
www.ufhome.com


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

2BR/1.5BA 5-10 min bike ride to med or UF.
All new carpet, W/D, DW, stove. No smk,
pets, 239-898-9317 1038 B off SW 6 St on
10th Ln. $600/mo 3-7-38-2

DOWNTOWN LOCATION! 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525-
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-25-34-2

CHEAP RENT 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlngtonRealEstate.com 2-25-34-2

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

1 BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
S2BR- over 1100 sq ft.O@ $650/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft ** $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 376-2507
.4-20-63-2 .

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

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

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

DUCK 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
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-25-25-2

*NOW PRE-LEASING*
1BR $699 2BR $839 3BR $999
$150 dep. Full size WID,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Centerl
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
4-20-59-2

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-
25-20-2

BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL
*Spacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW 20th
Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-25-20-2

BIKE TO UF! 3BR 2BA, carport,
Washer/dryer, porch, pets considered,
Avail now! $895/rent, 2222 SW 14th Street
Carl Turlitngtoh Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-25-20-2

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
www.TurllngtonRealEstate.com 2-25-20-2


S For Rent
unfurnished

AVAIL AUG 1: 3bed/2bath house close to
bus line. Tile floors, pets ok, wash/dry, fenced
yard on quiet road. 41.00 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 NWArea
Move-in Specials 372-0400
4-20-71-2

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

Rent With Us Today,
Buy With Us Tomorrow!






Condo, House & Townhouse Rentals
www.BosshardtPM.com
Ask About Our Lucrative
Tenant Rewards Programi
2/2 Conv to UF $925/mo
3/2 House in Haile $1250/mo
2/2 Townhouse $800/mo
Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118
4-20-50-2

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 BLOCKS TO UF*
2BR/1BA Duplex. Hardwood floors,
W/D,$535/mo 375-8256
4-20-47-2

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

GAINESVILLE'S FINEST LIVING
Luxury 3/3' & 4/4's from only $370/bdrm
includes extended cable, water/sewer, 24 hr
gym, Free Tanning
SPRING & SUMMER SPECIALS
Call the Landings at 336-3838
4-20-44-2

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

****ANTIQUE APARTMENT****
2 Bed 1 Bath in old house. Downtown.
Hardwood Floors, high ceilings, pets ar-
ranged, Avail now. $475/mo 1st, last, dep.
Call Greg 214-3291 2-25-11-2

DOWNTOWN 1BR 1BA,
CH/AC, water included, $415/rent
411 Sw 2nd Street #3
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-25-10-2

SHORT TERM LEASE 2BR 1.5BA
Duplex, walk to UF, CH/AC,
$495/rent, 805 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-25-10-2

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-
0080 2-25-8-2

Very clean condo 2BR/2.5BA, 5 min to UF,
10 min to Shands, centAC, DW, W/D, cable,
internet, pool, $800/mo 352-472-9778, 305-
299-3485, sbayer@bellsouth.net 2-23-5-2


'" "' For Rent
hunfurished

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

ROCKWOOD VILLAS
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

HOUSE FOR RENT Close to SFCC. Eagle
Point Subdivision 3BR/2BA, 1610 sq ft. Incl
W/D, microwave, ref, DW, $1200/mo Call
870-5819 3-8-5-2

RENT TO OWN upscale 3BR/3BA condo w/
garage. All 1-floor living. Center of downtown
Gainesville. Approx 1900 sq ft. $299,000. For
more info call 413-281-6272 3-22-15-2

**$99.00 MOVES YOU IN**
No rent until April 1st, Pets OK.
Only a few left!
Ventura Apartments
352-376-5065
3-11-8-2


S bleases


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

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

OXFORD MANOR 1BR/1BA, walk-in-closet,
private bath in 2BR/2BAfurn, all'util inci $512/
mo neg. 1st month free. Female: Sublease
until 7/05. 904-571-8337 3-10-20-3
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CAMPUS LODGE 2-3BRs. Vaulted ceiling.
Fully furn. Everything incl. $505/mo each.
Call 352-514-7773 3-17-20-3

$300 TO MOVE IN!
1BR/1BA in 3/3 @ The Exchange! Fum,
kitchen, big pool, comp rm, rec rm, close to
campus, on bus rt. $508/mo. Call 561-317-
4634 3-8-10-3

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 email me
at angierobison79@yahoo.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 @ *..'
www.subleaseauction.com
5-19-43-3

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


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Subleases


IVE DOWNTOWN ARLINGTON SQUARE
BR/1BA, Pool View, Pets OK!
;550 Per Month
available now thru July 31st
:all 246-8227 2-24-5-3

4OVE IN NEXT WEEK! MARCH FREE
wesome 1BR/1BA single, 3 blocks from UF.
,Jets Welcome. Call 316-6741 2-24-5-3

BR/3BA, 2200 sq ft liv, dining & fam. Porch,
anced, garage, wood floors. Near UF 1301
IW 31st Dr. $1350/mno; $900/mo Feb-April
)71-1998, 339-2379 2-25-6-3

240/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE
1/3 utilities
BR/2BA Boardwalk Apt
3; il PK @ 954-682-5979
r3 call 904-705-1689 2-25-5-3

$' 74 for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA 1st month
1 2 off! Pvt BA, furnished, incls water, sewer,
j'irbage, pest control, ethernet, cable, elec.
G.eat deal. Lease from May-Aug 10, 05. Call
')5-469-3372 2-25-5-3

beautiful 1BR apt in a picturesque part of
.own, 5 min to downtown. Avail May mid-
Auig.. Call for information 870-3988 2-25-5-3

Si ibleaser needed $399/mo 1 BR/1 BA on NW
'0th Ave. March 1st thru July 31st. March is
REE. No dep needed. You keep $99 sec
ep. Call Kevin or Mandy 352-281-0252
,-11-10-3

.XCHANGE 2BR avail in 4BR/4BA. Fully
irn. Everything incl. Avail May-Aug. Price
eg. Call 561-271-7800 or 561-706-2073.
'atio swing. 2-24-5-3

3SJMMER sublease! 1BR in a 4BR Campus
31 ib apt. $400/mo incl maid svc, util, cable,
FL.n, ethernet & more. NO FEES! May-Aug.
emnale only. Please call 352-262-5995 3-
1 -10-3

CHEAP & CLOSE TO UF*
$'.65/mo. Cheap util + nice people. 1BR
in 4BR/2BA townhouse. Spacious, laundry
ar :ess, no pets. Call Megan 904-476-8784
2 '5-5-3

C .MPUS LODGE APT. No move-in fee.
9 male roommate. Everything incl. $514/mo
: ce NEG. From April thru Aug. Call 727-
2 ?-8t-6 3-21-15-3

r male sublease at Courtyards. 1BR in
s. vicious 4/2 townhouse. All furniture & utils
irn lued; $399/mo sec dep & 1st mo rent free.
5 ;-6408 or murraymd@ufl.edu. 3-11-9-3

Fr'derick Gardens 2BR/1BA March July.
G eat location, blocks from UF & Shands.
Wi I pay $300 move-in dep & you keep
ir !ial dep. $515/mo. Contact 352-246-4185
3 '-5-3

S'NTA FE POINTE 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA.
Fu ly furnished. Available now thru Aug 15th.
$ 00/mo. Call 954-536-8010 3-7-5-3

0 :FORD MANOR SUBLEASE 1BR in 3BR
to\ house, own BA, W/D, wireless net,
d gital cable, phone. Pay rent & util $296 +.
S51-309-8982 3-14-10-3

Comfortable 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA avail now
th'- July. Fully furn, cable & all utils incl.
C ise to mall & campus. $440/mo. Call 262-
f 87 2-25-3-3

t IBLEASE April thru Aug. Townhouse.
a, cious 2BR/2.5BA. W/D, DW, new carpet,
L Icony & porch. Pool, tennis, all pets ok. No
ft s. $749/mo Call 332-5344. 3-15-10-3

A', nation: Female roommate needed for sub-
Ie ise of 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt. $374/mo
ir i utils. Avail immediately. Call Madgene
S1-827-4970 3-8-5-3


r2ll Roommates


Rc immate Matching HERE
C ford Manor 377-2777
Ttr Landings 336-3838
T~ e Laurels 335-4455
C )bblestone 377-2801
F dden Lake 374-3866
4- .0-71-4


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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!
www.METROROOMMATES.com
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4

M/F NS Grad student/professional wanted to
rent furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5 mi
to Shands. Kitchen, LR, laundry $425+ utils
336-5450 or 954-646-1341 3-8-40-4

WALK TO SFCC
New 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA home Rent $350/
400/mo by indiv BR. Avail 2/9. Call 283-6279
2-25-23-4

Female student to join 2 females in nice 3BR
house off NW 8th Ave, 3 mi from UF on bus
rt, tile/hardwood, fenced yard, $275/mo + 1/3
GRU & HS internet dig cable, 381-5597 3-
15-20-4

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

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
2-25-11-4

Beautiful home in trees on quiet street near
UF. Quiet for study. Gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, hi-spd DSL internet, cable TV, W/D,
cent A/C, Ig yard, cats welcome. $350 + 50
utils. 352-271-8711 2-24-10-4

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

IMMEDIATE ROOMMATE to rent 1BR in 3/2
house. New wood floors, new appliances, 4
mi from campus. $350/mo + 1/3 utils. Ryan
850-261-3571 2-25-7-4

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-
9778 2-23-5-4

Roommate needed. $200/mo + $200 refund-
able 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 3-9-10-4

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
352-514-1852 2-25-5-4


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Roommate needed for short term Aug Dec.
Lease must renew by Mar 1st. 2BR/2BA
townhouse downtown everything furn but
your room. $500/mo + 1/2 bills. Erin 321-
303-2629 2-25-4-4
Females for all rooms in beautiful, fully fur-
nished 4BR/4BA Univ. Terr. Walk-in closets.
Utils incl. Great location. 2 bus rts. 1 year
lease discounted for summer $425/$300.
Bring your friends & call. 954-592-0521 3-
7-10-4
4BR/2BA HOUSE need roommates. Rent
$300/mo ea + utils. Call Erin 352-262-8457
2-25-3-4


9 1 Real Estate

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
352-373-2728 4-20-71-5
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-
8256 4-20-71-5
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
352-235-1576 2-25-25-5

LIVE THE LUXURY OF
LOFTS OASIS!
Manhattan/S. Florida loft style condos.
Brand new, spacious floorplans, 2/2.5,
3/3.5, 1400 sq ft, 18 ft windows, exposed
ductwork, polished floors. On bus rt.
Close to campus/Archer Rd. Take advan-
tage of pre-constructioo 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
Group 3-8-20-5
TIRED OF RENTING?
Let me help you find a house or condo to call
your own. Call Brett Wherry at 352-412-8662
Century 21 Classic Properties 352-376-2433
x 20 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-
3755 3-7-15-5
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


* Furnishings


BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick,
pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
hew, still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-
372-7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6


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BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
352-377-9846 4-20-71-6

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

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

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

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

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
71-6

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

BedsFull mattress & boxspring sets
$49Qn sets $89gSingle 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

Lazyboy, beige $80 0 armoire $25 0 brown
wood desk $25 0 twin bed Pillowtop mat-
tress $40 0 radio $5 0 desk chair $2 *
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Table, 6 chairs w/covers, buffet & hutch.
$700 Negotiable.
ALSO:.TRIPLE MIRROR. $100 Negotiable
495-2984 2-23-5-6

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
2-25-5-6

BEDROOM SET
Mahogany 4-post bed, matching dresser
w/mirror, desk. Great condition. New mat-
tress & box. Must sell $400. Call 284-3970
2-23-3-6

Full size bed $50, twin bed $40, Ig dorm
fridge $40, color TV 19" $35, entertainment
center large real wood $140, port sewing
machine $45, table & 4 chaire $85, 21" lawn
mower $50. Call 335-5326 2-25-3-6


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Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
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"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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Computerilnternel 352.219.2980
4-20-66-7

GATORNERD.COM
- computer/laptop repair
-networks, wireless, virus
- we BEAT all prices!
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DISCOUNT HI-FI
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WE ARE CHEAPER
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$10! TV's, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAME
Police Seized! From $10! Info 800-749-
8128 ext M974. 3-7-20-8


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Bicycles


NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
* Best Prices in Towni
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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



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PARKING:
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.O calories, 0 sugar w/relaxing aph-
rodiciac herbs. Students using it nationwide.
Buy/sell it. www.aphrodisiabeverage.com or
dary333@yahoo.coin 2-25-20-10

Come see what's new! GCM thrift shops
downtown 238 SW4thAve, NW 5001 NW
34th St. Get more bang for your $! New
items daily Mon Sat 378-3654 4-20-43-10


Motorcycles, Mopeds]

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


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

*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW67th Place
352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on web-
site. 4-20-50-11

1999 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6
Must sell.. $3300 OBO Tony 941-320-9522
2-25-11-11

2003 BUELL BLAST
500cc, 7960 mi, Fun ride. $2795. Call 352-
256-8527 2-25-8-11


U Autos

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

CARS -CARS Buy9SelleTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-20-71-12

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

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
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Autos


96 HONDA CIVIC
2 door, 5 speed, V-tech, 93K miles, cold 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, $4750
OBO 352-514-1800 frankiev@bellsouth.net
3-10-9-12

1996 GEO TRACKER
White, 4D; manual, AC, 88k. $1900 OBO.
Call 352-256-8080 2-24-4-12

2003 TOYOTA TACOMA EXTENDED CAB
50k miles, tan, AC, AM/FM/CD/cassette,
auto, 4 cyl, 2WD, tow pkg, bed liner. Asking
$14,000. Call 352-485-1720 or 352-317-
6808. 3-7-5-12


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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.
3-15-80-13

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

*FOSTER PARENTS WANTED*
Make a difference in children's lives. Become
a foster parent. Call Florida Mentor for de-
tails. 352-332-8600 2-25-5-13


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

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

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

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
338-1999 4-20-63-12
'88 Honda Accord $699
'86 Buick LeSabre $799
'88 Toyota Corolla $899
'90 Acura Legend $999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
'90 Chevy Lumina Van $1499
'93 Chevy Blazer $1499
'90 Ford F-150 $2499
'93 Chrystler New Yorker $1999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
89 NISSAN 240 SX. Excellent motor. Sun
roof. $2000 OBO. Call Heather for more info
264-1618 2-23-5-12
2000 Pontiac 'Grand Prix GTP Daytona,
2DR, V-6 Supercharger, AT, leather, sunroof,
Bose, exc condition, $10,900 OBO 352-264-
0325 3-7-7-12

1998 HONDA CIVIC LX
4dr, auto, AC, 140k, excellent condition,
1 owner. $4800/OBO. Call 352-219-8962-
2-23-4-12


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any reader who responds to advertising 'use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings

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

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

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

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

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

University of Florida
Survey Research Center
S392-2908 ext. 1-05
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work spring break.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106
4-20-71-14

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


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I-m
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 S
Mon-Fri 4-20-71-14
BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL I.
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-20-71-14
AUDITORS for local growing inventor
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Cli
352-367-4608. www.aicscompanies.co: n
4-20-83-14

Mortgage lender has sales positions ava
for college students seeking prof work exp
$8-9/hr+ bonus. No exp req'd,.flex hrs,Appl'
in person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900 SW 3'
St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)4-20
70-14
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Par
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (must have full d1v
avail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-
shifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. -Gree
work environment. Apply in person 740.
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. N.
phone calls please. 2-28-38-14

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

$9- $14/hr
All you need is a reliable car & a very positive
attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's loce
tions in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14

Attention Smokers!
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed t(
participate in a study on decision making t
smoking. If interested come to the psychol
ogy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 29,
4-20-63-14

DRIVERS NEEDED
gatorfobd.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 fo
advancement For more info: David 379-366"
3-11-35-14 -
CASH
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UI
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/1
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 10
NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroor
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info
4-20-63-14
MARY POPPINS: Where-are you?
FT NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
4 jobs avail TODAY: Great $$$ for exp.
Noah's Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 2-25-37-
14
PT/FT NANNIES NEEDED
Good $ for exp: grad stud. welcomed bkgi
ck: 12 REAL $$ jobs avail NOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-1,
NANNIES MORNING SHIFT
Several positions availabel for
Part Time, good $$$$$ MNOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-1
$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT IN
experience necessary. For more info cE
386-462-9301 3-10-30-14
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
352-378-4156 5-19-63-14


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

GET PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext.
250 or 352-669-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-14

SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for personable, responsible, enthu-
siastic fun people. Customer service exp
helpful. For more info call David 379-3663
3-11-29-14

PART TIME WORK
30 Openings!
Great pay, flex scheds, sales/svc
All ages 18+, conditions apply
335-1422 Earparttime.com
2-25-36-14

GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey!
www.moneyforsurveys.com 3-11-30-14

LEARN how you can EARN $100K + per
year. P/T. Training Provided. 800-631-8230
3-21-30-14

FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
Instruct 3rd thru 12th grade students from
any location; internet connection required;
send resume to jobs@brainfuse.com 2-24-
15-14

GREAT PAY!
Fun work environment! Work around
classes. All majors welcome. Customer
sales/svc. Conditions Apply. CALL 335-
1422. www.workforstudents.com
2-25-14-14

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

02B Kids searching for energetic and
enthusiastic preschool, tap & dance team
teachers with experience for all 02B loca-
tions. FT/PT positions avail, apply at any
02B location. 3-9-15-14

$$CASH$$ 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-
4402 2-25-12-14

Department of Housing and
Residence Education Security Staff
is currently hiring for Spring/Summer 2005.
Nighttime Security Assistant positions from
10 pm 6 am with starting pay $6.00 per
hour. You must be registered for classes
with at least 12 credit hours and have a
minimum GPA of 2.0. For information and/or
application, come by the Housing Office
Monday-Friday between the hours of
8:00 am 5:00 pm
2-25-12-14

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

Local A/G church needs WORSHIP
LEADER/KEYBOARDIST. Penticostal
background/contemporary songs. Paid po-
sition. Call Pastor Terry 352-472-5433/352-
373-8815 2-24-10-14

FT toSdler teacher wanted 8:30-5:30 M-F.
2-yr old teachers wanted 12:30-6:30 M-F, 2:
30-6:30 M-F, 7:30-4:30 M-F. Previous child-
care experience desired. 1049 Museum Rd
Kindercare. 2-24-10-14

DRUG$= PROFIT
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
$400 BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY
800-404-9747 ID#6535
www.globalpharmacygroup.com/6535
2-25-1b-14


PART TIME LEASING AGENT
Apply in person Windmeadows Apts. 2712
SW 34th St. DFWP 4-20-44-14

Web developer wanted. HTML, CSS,
motivated. 1 year minimum, portfolio a
must, graphic skills preferred. Contact
alallen@ufl.edu 4-20-42-14

Flash programmer wanted. Animation action
script, graphic experience, portfolio a must,
1 year minimum. Contact alallen@ufl.edu
4-20-42-14

SIf you are looking for PART TIME WORK
during the daytime, in a professional office
environment, then call me. We are Infinite
Energy, Inc. Florida's 50th largest private
employer. We sell discount-priced natural
gas throughout Florida and Georgia and
need people that can use"the phone ef-
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MEN'S AND WOMEN'S GOLF

Gators drive away as Mercedes-Benz champions


By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Writer

On the 25th anniversary of the U.S. hockey
team's "Miracle on Ice," the UF men's golf
team provided their own small miracle on
Tuesday.
Matt Every claimed the individual title
by one shot at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate
Championships to lead the Gators, who
ripped up the course with a tournament-best
280 (-8) to cap the come-from-behind victory.
"It's always fun for a coach to watch his
team come from behind and play well when
the tournament is on the line," men's golf
coach Buddy Alexander said. "I think this
tournament victory validates our win at the
Gator Invitational a little more because we
weren't playing on our home course [this
time]."
UF outlasted second-round leaderAlabama
by 5 shots, finishing the three-day tournament
at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra


Beach at 874 (+10).
Alabama came into the final round 6 shots
ahead of the fourth-place Gators, but faltered
with a 3-over-par 291 on Tuesday.
"For the team to win today, it was huge; that
gives us two in a row," said Every, who posted
a 71 (-1) to finish at 1-under for the tourna-
ment. "We had an awful fall and now we have
two wins under our belt this season."
The team played poorly in the fall, but
Every turned in his worst performance of
the season just two weeks ago at the Gator
Invitational. The junior finished in a tie for
34th as UF leapfrogged Wake Forest on the
final day.
"When we won two weeks ago, I didn't
play that well," Every said. "I credit that win
to the rest of the team.
"To be honest, I didn't play that well today.
I just didn't shoot myself in the foot."
Richard Treis, who spurred the Gators' win
in Gainesville with a final-round 69, did the
same thing on Tuesday with the lowest round


of the tournament, a 5-under-par 67.
The senior came back after carding a sec-
ond-round 82 to complete a bogey-free 18
holes with five birdies Tuesday, good for a tie
fdr 19th.
"Richard was a huge factor in our come-
back today," Alexander
said. "It took a lot of cour-
age and trust to bounce
back and play so well after
struggling so much the day
before.
"If there were a game
ball to give out for today's
Every round, you'd have to give
it to Richard for his perfor-
mance down the stretch."
Brett Stegmaier turned in his best effort
of the week in the final round, shooting a 2-
under 70 to finish in a tie for sixth. It was the
junior's second straight top-10 finish.

WOMEN IN SECOND: Tiffany Chudy is look-


ing down at the rest of the field, but the UF
women's golf team is looking up at Auburn
after the second round of the Puerto Rico
Classic.
The freshman turned in a round of even-
par 72 at the Dorado Del Mar Country Club
to take a 1-stroke lead going into today's final
round in San Juan.
"She's shot two solid rounds, but both of
her rounds could have been better," women's
golf coach Jill Briles-Hinton said.
Led by Chudy, all six UF golfers recorded
rounds in the 70s to propel the Gators to
second in the team standings, 7 shots behind
Auburn.
Senior Andrea Vander Lende shot a 74
(+2), placing her in a tie for fourth. Camila
Gonzalez followed a first-round 80 with a one-
over-par 73 on Tuesday to move the junior into
a tie for 21st.
Individual player Eleanor Tucker, a fresh-
man, stands in a tie for 25th after a 6-over-par
78.


Senior staying confident

BASKETBALL, from page 20

loss to Louisville, the senior took the brunt of the blame for launching an
errant 3-pointer with the game on the line.
The criticism peaked'following his 1-for-2 shooting, 4-point,-two-re-
bound outing in a loss to Florida State.
After spending most of the second half of that game on the bench,
Lee said Donovan challenged his ambition.
"He just told me that [performance] really wouldn't cut it," Lee
said.
That's when he began working overtime.
Since then, he's been getting two to three extra hours of individual
workout time before each game.
Lee also watches extra game film on DVD. He not only scouts the
opposing forward, but the other players as well, providing leadership
on the court.
"It's tough to get extra workouts in, but a lot of our guys have been
doing that to get an edge on the competition," Lee said.
And though the Gators' season continues to hit valley after peak, it
seems Lee's confidence continues on a steady incline.
The senior has five double-doubles in his last 10 games and has de-
manded the ball more, racking up double digits in field-goal attempts
in five of his last seven games as opposed to four in his previous 16.
"That's what we need from him," said guard Matt Walsh after
Lee's 21-point, 12-rebound performance at Tennessee. "I think we're
tough to stop when he plays like that."


UF relief pitcher Mike Pete logged a win against Florida A&M on Tuesday by striking out five
Rattlers in 3.2 innings of work. He allowed just one hit.

UF earns first 20-hit game since May 2004


BASEBALL, from page 20

while looking for a double to complete the cycle.
Second baseman Adam Davis rebounded from
a hitting slump that started the season. He also
finished one hit short of the cycle, missing the feat
by a triple. Davis hit a solo home run in the fourth
inning and had an RBI double in the fifth. .
"I knew I hit it pretty well," Davis said of the
bomb. "I went around the bases thinking, 'I finally
got one.'"
Every UF starter reached base. Senior Jeff
.Corsaletti was the only one without a hit. Twelve
Gators had at least one hit.
Senior left-hander Mike Pete earned his first win
since May 2, 2004 against Auburn. Thdt game was
also the last time the Gators had 20 hits. Pete threw
3.2 innings in relief Tuesday, striking out five bat-
ters and allowing only one hit.
"I was using [batting practice] fastballs a lot, try-
ing to hit spots," Pete said.


The only FAMU batter he did not retire was
right fielder Mike Tavemier, who singled back to
the pitcher's mound and advanced to second on a
throwing error by Pete. Tavernier advanced to third
base on a wild pitch.
"I knew when I got the ball, I probably shouldn't
have thrown it," Pete said. "Sometimes, you just let
it go, you want to kick yourself after it happens. But
you can't let it bother you. Just come back, throw it
in the strike zone and get the next guy out."
Senior A.J. Paterick (0-3) took the loss for the
Rattlers, who remain winless in 14 games this
season.
FAMU committed five errors in the game and
threw two wild pitches.
FAMU scored two runs in the first inning to take
an early lead. UF freshman pitcher Tommy Wynn
made his first collegiate start, allowing two hits,
two runs and two walks. Freshmen Jared Kubin
and Andy Davis also earned their first career RBIs.


BULLPEN, from page 20


"If you get them into an
eye conversation, you have a
chance," said Davis, much the
same way a physicist would de-
scribe the theory of relativity.
And why not? Davis is the
Einstein of his profession.
It began in 1959 when he
enrolled at UF.
He attended every home
basketball, football and base-
ball game he possibly could in'
the next 46 years.
Davis has another calling:
swimming. For as long as
he can remember, Davis has
trained in the O'Connell Center
pool. In 1988, his trunks became
his legacy.
He was training in the
O'Connell Center pool be-
fore one of UF's home games.
Afterward, Davis attended the
game, swim bag at his side.
He .eyed his bright blue,
yellow-striped swimsuit. The
temptation became unbearable.
Davis took out the swimsuit,
then paraded it in the air, melt-


ing the opposing free throw
shooter.
"The guy looked at me like,
'What the heck?'" recalls Davis.
"They ended up missing three
free throws in a row and I said,
'Hey. I'm on to something.'"
The gimmick stuck but
there was more.
Davis would travel to
Alaska. He would return with a
moose hat that was supposed to
be a gift for his son.
When the Rowdy Reptiles
began attending games and
calling Davis "Moose," theile
was no turning back.
"At that point I knew I had
to come," Davis said. "I had
responsibilities."
Davis still swims. He com-
petes in meets as a member of
the U.S. Masters Swimming
organization. The organization
groups swimmers into 5-year
age brackets. His goal is to
reach the 100+ bracket.
He'll make it at this rate
- 100 years old in 2042.
No doubt about it.
You would have to stare.
You would have to smile.


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Walk-ons work hard for their turn in the spotlight


Matt Marrlot / Alligator stan
UF gymnast Sherie Owens didn't compete much as a freshman walk-
on, but has since become a specialist on uneven bars.


* COACH SAYS GYMNASTS
KNOW THEIR TEAM ROLES.

By DAN TREAT
Alligator Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

Behind the glitz and glamour
of college athletics, there are
those who 'olten toil in anonym-
ity. Those who work just as hard
as their teammates, but with
much lower rewards.
There are also a few who have
the ability to overcome these ob-
stacles to shine in the spotlight.
Welcome to the world of the
walk-on.
Gymnastics is a full scholar-
ship sport, and..11 of UF's 16
competitors are on an athletic
scholarship. But the five who
aren't still show up to- practice
every day and give it all that they
have.
"It's harder just because you
work as hard as everyone else,"
junior Beth Kleiman said.
"You work hard, and. the re-
wards are smaller.-You have to
take everything as a reward."
Coach Rhonda Faehn, howev-
er, makes it clear to every athlete
who enters her program what
their position i ill be.
"That's something we're very
straightforward about and make
clear from the start, that each
person on the team has a specific
role," Faehn said. "They know if


they're going to be able to com-
pete or not or exhibition or not.
They all learn and know that
their roles are just.as important
as being out there on the compe-
tition floor. Everything they are
doing is an integral part of the
success of this team."
Kleiman's duty, for example,
is to organize equipment changes
between routines.
"I feel like I have to work
harder in the gym to prove
myself and earn my spot
on-the team. But we're
treated the same. It's not
like we get downgraded
because we're a walk-on."
Sherie Owens
UF gymnast

A few of these athletes, how-
ever, have become major con-
tributors.
Savannah Evans, a sopho-
more, stands out among this
group. She entered UF in the fall
of 2003 as a walk-on, earning All-
American honors as a freshman.
She performed well enough to
earn a scholar hip this season.
Sherie O\' enls entered a simi-
lar situation after enrolling in
January 2003. The.junior felt the
need to show she belonged right
off the bat.
"I feel like Ihave to work hard-


er in the gym to prove myself and
earn my spot on the team," Owens
said. "But we're treated the same.
It's not like we get downgraded
because we're a walk-on."
Owens competed on never
bars and vault her freshman-sea-
son, but was hampered by kne(
injuries in both her freshman anc.
sophomore seasons. She has be-
come a bars specialist and earned
the first top-three finish of her ca-
reer against Auburn on Feb.'l1.
Although Faehn describes
all her gymnasts as dedicated,
walk-ons have to maintain high
academics while training for a
meet that may never come.
"There's a balance. There
definitely has to be one," Owens
said. "Because of the study time
that's involved, you .have tc
study around practice."
Or while warming up for
practice, as Kleiman caught ul
on organic chemistry before
Tuesday's session.
For Kleiman, it's all about
small rewards. She got one
against Auburn, competing foi
the first time.
"It was awesome. It felt like
everything finally paid. off,"
Kleiman said. "All of the surgery
and hard work and sweat and
tears finally came together.
"All I wanted was a chance,
One of the coaches told me
'Perseverance finally paid off,
and it did."


Final home game has significance for Gators seniors.


By MICHAEL MAURINO
Alligator Writer
mmaurino@alligator.org

In every season there are games that
can make or break a team's postseason
dreams. The women's basketball team
may have such a game against No. 18
Georgia on Thursday.


But for seniors Tishona Gregory, Tashia
Morehead, and Tamia Williams, the game
has even more significance: it will be the
final time they. don orange and blue in
front of a home crowd.
Gregory said that she has been trying
not to think about her final game so the
emotions do not affect her.
"I don't want to get myself overemo-


tional or get myself worked up about it,"
the guard said. "I don't like to see this day
come, but it has to, so [I'll] just make the
best of the situation."
Gregory-has started every game of the
past two seasons. She has already topped
last season's assist and steal marks while
averaging about 6 points a game.
Williams, meanwhile, is- having .her


best season ever. She began filling in
when junior Danielle Santos was injured
in December and has been in the lineup
ever since.
Averaging 12.6 points a game, she leads
the team with 61 three-pointers, and has
been the game's top scorer eight times.
Entering this season, Williams averaged
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Sports
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2005


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Lee's finale rapidly approaching


* THE SENIOR SAID IT WON'T HIT
HIM UNTIL IT ACTUALLY HAPPENS.

By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
bapp@alligator.org

As rprcprt,:'r. pressed David Lee to relate
his feelings as his final UF home game ap-
proaches, the lone Gators senior shook the
sappy mood.
"You all act like I'm dying," Lee respond-
ed.
The quip drew a round of laughs and in-
jected a bit of perspective.
He's ndt done yet. Be it a collegiate afterlife
with a deep NCAA Tournament run or a po-
tential reincarnation into the pro ranks, time
still remains for his hoops-centric existence.
But a significant portion of Lee's playing
days will evaporate when he steps onto the
O'Cormell Center court
for the second-to-last time
in UF's rematch against
Vanderbilt (16-10, 6-6
Southeastern Conference)
tonight at 8 p.m.
The senior claimed he
hasn't given his impend-
Donovan ing UF finale against
Kentucky on March 6
much emotional attention.
"I guess it will hit me when I do actually
step out there for the last time,". Lee said.
But like a condemned prisoner aware of
his waning final moments, Lee admitted his
final days as a Gators player have evoked a
sense of urgency.
Cgach Billy Donovan hopes to capitalize
on the situation.
Donovan said he reminds Lee of his re-
maining number of O'Connell Center outings
before every home game.
I rhaps the strategy is beginning to work.
As the Gators (16-7, 8-4 SEC) teetered
through a disappointing 8-3 non-conference
season, Lee received heavy criticism for being
inconsistent.
Even with an 18-point performance in a

SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 18


IIIL Wei Mlliandlur Staif
-David Lee continues his senior season countdown when the Gators host
Vanderbilt tonight. Lee is averaging 18 points in his last three games.


Free-throwers


fear 'Moose'
Polite or not, you have to stare.
You can't miss the visual exclamation
point that is the green Speedo.
You can't turn away from the moose head,
either. The spell has begun.
You can only imagine how an opposing
basketball player at roughly 20 feet away
would freak out at the sight. Or laugh. Or miss
a free throw.
"I try to get one or two misses every game,"
says Moose.
-.- 1 "Moose" is 63-year
S old Ron Davis, an
avid Gators fan since
the days of Dwight
Eisenhower and a
free-throw deterrent
Louis since 1988. At every
Anastasis UF men's basketball
home game, Davis
Louis in the Bullpen home ga me, Davis
lanastasis@alligator.org makes opponents miss
as many free throws as
possible.
Davis parks himself two rows deep beneath
the west basket the hoop where UF's oppo-
nents shoot during the first half. He brings
wife Alicia, who has attended every Gators
home game with her love for 37 years. They've
been married for 36 years.
Davis has his inanimate buddies as well:
the striking bright green Speedo and his
moose hat. Davis morphs into the backdrop
until a player from the other team toes the
charity stripe.
Davis stands, hunches forward, then holds
his swimsuit or moose hat high for everyone
- especially the free-throw shooter to see.
Then Davis begins swaying-from side to
side while gesturing the Speedo/moose hat.
.He does this seriously: almost like a preacher
displaying the Holy Scriptures.
Then Davis speaks to the free-throw shoot-
er with his eyes.
SEE BULLPEN, PAGE 18


Gators repeat crushing performance against FAMU


By TIM CASEY
Alligator Writer
tcasey@alligator.org

Same team. Same result.
UF's offense did not let up on winless Florida A&M Tuesday
night, as the Gators piled up 18 runs and 22 hits, limiting the
Rattlers to three runs on seven hits.
FAMU managed to hang with UF until the Gators erupted
for 9 runs in the sixth inning. UF's first nine batters scored be-
fore sophomore left fielder Gavin Dickey hit a sacrifice fly in his


"I knew I hit it pretty well. I went around the
bases thinking, 'I finally got one."'
Adam Davis
UF second baseman

second plate appearance of the inning.
Dickey finished with a stolen base, one RBI and two hits in
two at-bats.
"My job is to be ready whenever Coach needs me to,"
Dickey said. "I just come out everyday, prepare to play, [and]


be ready to go, so I just gotta be ready to go in at any time."
Coach Pat McMahon stressed that his players not take the
game for granted after winning two of three games against
then-No. 2 ranked Miami last weekend.
A day after being named SEC player of the week, first base-
man Matt LaPorta began making a case for a repeat award.
LaPorta had four hits in five at-bats, crushing a three-run home
run in the sixth inning and hitting his first career triple in the
fifth. He notched two singles but struck out in his final at-bat

SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 18


I For the complete Louis in
the Bullpen and women's
basketball coverage, log on to
alligatorSports.org. Also, check
out keys to the UF men's bas-
ketball game against Vandy.


I The UF men's golf team came
back from 6 strokes back to
defeat Alabama and win the
Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Champi-
onships in Ponte Vedra Beach. See
story, pg. 19.


* 1991: The UF women's swimming and div-
ing team wins its sixth consecutive SEC title.
Nicole Haislett was named SEC Swimmer of
the Year while Mitch Ivey was named SEC
Women's Coach of the Year.


*NCAA Men's Basketball: Duke vs. Geor-
gia Tech
ESPN, 7 p.m.
*NCAA Men's Basketball: Boston College
vs. Villanova
ESPN2, 9 p.m.


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