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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 107
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005
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By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
Some students' hopes of vot-
ing online in future elections
to determine who will control
their $11 million were dashed
by the university's highest
Only the dean of students
can override the decision.
Supreme Court denied a peti-
tion signed by more than 1,000
UF students who thought. the
prospect of online voting for
Student Government elections
should be put to a paper vote
during the March 15 and 16
The last party to throw its
weight behind the initiative was
The Gator Party, which released
its support via e-mail Monday
- one day after the denial.
In a letter, also sent on
Monday to the SG office man-
ager, the supervisor of elec-
tions, an election commissioner
and the dean of students, the
court said it denied the petition
because it "fails to meet statu-
The main reason given for
the denial was that "ambigu-
ous, aspirational language" in
the petition made it unclear
whether it sought a ballot initia-
tive, which requires signatures
from 2 percent of the student
body, or a referendum, which
requires signatures from only
Initiatives carry the same
Moritz Senate resolu-
merely articulate positions in
support of or opposition to
On Jan. 26, student senators
and volunteers brought copies
of the petition to meetings and
events around campus in-
cluding the Ron Jeremy-Susan
Cole pornography debate at the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center
- to garner signatures and sub-
mit the petition before a 5 p.m.
SEE ONLINE, PAGE 8
Tender loving care
Under the watchful eye of five-year-old Ra-
ziel Rodner, Perry M. Trenka feeds a day-old
rabbit milk from a syringe Wednesday af-
ternoon at the Union Street Market. Trenka
said his rabbits gave birth to their first litter
of "kits" Tuesday,' but he took over feeding
duties when the !mother refused to nurse.
Trenka formerly sharpened knives for cus-
tomers at the market, located in downtown
.Gainesville. (Photos by Megan V. Winslow)
Legislature aims to retain control of school tuition
* A STATE REPRESENTATIVE
WANTS A VOTE ON WHO HAS CON-
TROL OF FLORIDA'S UNIVERSITIES.
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE A new shot was
fired Wednesday in the ongoing battle for
control over the State University System
UF forward Al
Horford notches one
of his three blocks
in a 69-61 win
against Vanderbilt on
also grabbed nine
rebounds. Next up for
the Gators is South
Carolina on Sunday.
See story, pg. 24.
when a bill was filed to keep control of tu-
ition firmly in the hands of the legislature.
Rep. J. Dudley Goodlette. (R-Naples)
filed a bill, HB1001, that aims to define
what powers the Board of Governors, the
voter-mandated body created to oversee
Florida's 11 public universities, has and
what powers are retained by the Florida
According to the bill, filed late Tuesday,
the Board of Governors would define the
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distinct mission of each university, submit
budget requests to the legislature for uni-
versity funding, govern admissions to the
universities and be responsible for "ap-
AdmnistratUon and terminating
SThe legislature, however, would ret n
the power to establish tuition and fees,
The legislature must
budget new money for raises
in university faculty salaries,
which in Florida rank well
below the national average,
leaders of the State University
Presidents Association said at
a Wednesday meeting at FSU.
See story, pg. 4.
make policies on financial aid, and set the
budgets of Florida's 11 public universi-
Goodlette's bill is a new page in a saga
that has stretched back to when voters
established the Board of Governors, by
constitutional amendment, in 2002.
The Board, which constitutionally
should be "independent and autonomous"
SEE BOARD, PAGE 8
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Death case ends in mistrial
The ir ial of a Gainesi\ille.. rual
accuse-d of killing his brother end-
ed abrupt \\iednesda\ afternoon
.\hen a -v itne.s alluded to the
defendant' prior criminal lu-.torv.
Terrance Lee Loone. '42. i. ac-
cused ot bstrangling his brother.
lame- Ralph Loonev. and hiding
the bod\ in a rra.h can His Se,:-
ond-degree .murder trial began
\e;dnL-d.av morning with open-
mtn arguments bi hli attorneys,
Mlatthei\ WVell, and state prosecu-
tor Jeanne Singer.
However, late in the cda\. John
Christian Jennings, a neighbor of
the Looneys, took the stand for
questioning concerning James'
2002 disappearance. When asked
how long he had known Terrance,
Jennings said they met just after
the defendant was released from a
According to Florida law, a
defendant's criminal history is not
to be divulged unless he or she had
committed a felony or a crime of
dishonesty and elects to take the
Following Senior Judge R.A.
Gr-Lri' dtci:io.n to grant the de-
fense's motion for a mistrial, Wells
said the crime for which Looney
was incarcerated in. Texas has
nothLne to do w\ith the defendant's.
brother and un tead coicerned- a'
"worthless check" charge.
"The problem with that com-
ing out before this jury is now the
jury knows something about Mr.
Looney that it would otherwise
not know, and the idea is.we don't
want people to convict people
because they've had prior bad ex-
periences," Wells said. "We want
them to base their decision on the
evidence and the evidence alone
that's in court."
MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Suspected rapist sketched
The Gainesville Police
Department has released a sketch
of the suspect in an attempted
rape that took place on the 1100
block of Southwest Third Avenue
Detective Jorge Campos said
that while the composite was
created entirely-from the descrip-
tion given by the victim, GPD
has had several tips as to the
"We've had a lot of responses
saying that the
and we're in
the process of
The suspect is a 200-pound
white male with brown hair,
35 to 40 years old and about 5
feet and 8- to 10-inches tall. He
was.clean-shaven, wore a white
T-shirt and was carrying a single-
barrel silver handgun at the time
of the incident.
Anyone. with information
about the crime or suspect is
asked tto contat Campo. in
GPDL Criminal hBnei% gafiions
DiO. sio'n at '.34-214-, -
Man charged in burglaries
An Alachua County Jail in-
mate incurred additional charges
this week after being linked to
a series of statewide burglaries
over the past two years, police
"He goes to different cities
and got caught in Gainesville,"
Gainesville Police detective
Bennie Smith said. "He's prob-
ably been doing this for years."
According to reports, Charles
Clinton, 39, has been charged
with an additional two counts of
burglary, three of burglary to an
automobile and three counts of
Clinton, a Deland resident,
.- -- *
made his way from Tampa to
Tallahassee then back to Daytona
and Gainesville, allegedly to sup-
port a drug habit, Smith said.
He said Clinton may have
had a partner as he came through
Gainesville, stealing approximate-
ly $25,000 in tools since last year.
"He has a knowledge of tools,
quality ones," Smith said.
Reports 'state that in one
instance reported Jan. 29, 2004,
Clinton stole more than $4,400 of
tools from a trailer. Additionally,
a report stated that one day prior,
Clinton took tools from a parked
truck at 4103 NW 20th Terrace.
However, he reportedly stole
other objects beside tools.
Another report states that
on Jan. 1, 2004, Clinton took a
riding lawnmower valued at ap-
proximately $900 and a Weedeater,
which costs about $120.
Smith said Clinton has admit-
ted to eight burglaries. But there
may be more thefts that have gone
unreported within the county.
"He has cooperated; he was
getting money to feed his habit,"
Smith said. "There is usually some
sort of motivation."
Clinton originally was taken
into custody Jan. 9 after he was
caught riding a stolen bicycle to his
car, which had run out of gas.
Clinton's car was gone when he
returned to it, Smith said, and was
later found in Daytona. Clinton
said an accomplice stole it.
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UF employees await decision on salary negotiations
UF sets conditions before budging on budget I
By EMILY YEHLE
About 1,000 employees who re-
pair, clean and maintain UF's cam-
pus must wait at least another three
weeks to find out if they will get the
same salary and benefits as their
peers, after negotiations between
UF and an employee union came to
another dead end.
The American Federation of
State, County and Municipal
Employees, or AFSCME, has been
in negotiations with UF since Nov.
17, thus far only agreeing to seven
of 26 articles in its contract with the
The union presented a proposal
Wednesday that gave UF permis-
sions to give retroactive merit in-
creases to its members, catching up
qualified AFSCME employees with
their non-union peers.
But UF officials refuse to do so
unless the union .gives up its bar-
gaining rights for the year.
AFSCME wants those rights to
negotiate a 6 percent across-the-
board salary increase for its mem-
bers along with wages of at least $10
Some UF employees make with-
in hundreds of dollars of the federal
poverty level, making $17,810 each
year, AFSCME's chief negotiator
Marc Brody said.
"We cannot and will not waive
our rights and the rights of our
employees to bargain," Brody said,
adding, "If you believe these people
deserve a merit increase, we won't
UF officials and AFSCME will
meet again on March 17 to discuss
the cost of the raises, Brody said.
He also asked UF officials to pro-
vide him with how many AFSCME
members would qualify for the
merit increase so he could consult
with his constituency.
Michael Whelan, an attorney
hired by UF for
said he wondered
why the union
felt they were
entitled to more
than the rest of
I UF's staff.
Whelan "The whole
university wasn't treated like that,"
he said. "Why-should your people
be treated special?"
More than 4,000 Technical,
Executive, Administrative and
Managerial Support, or TEAMS,
employees received merit raises a
few weeks ago, under the terms UF
officials are offering AFSCME.
No union represents those em-
However, staff members pro-
tected by the union fall under USPS,'
or the University Support Personnel
System, and their salaries can't be
touched unless the union first is
USPS and TEAMS are just clas-
sifications; employees with the same
job can belong to either.
Part of AFSCME's proposal in-
cluded provisions that would entitle
USPS members to some of the same
benefits as TEAMS members.
For example, under AFSCME's
proposal, USPS employees would
receive.the four paid personal days
TEAMS members may take off work
between Dec. 26 and Dec. 31. Under
the current contract, they may take
USPS employees also would get
the same 6.769 hours of annual leave
per two-week pay period as TEAMS
Now, USPS members with more
than 10 years of employment at UF
are offered six hours while others
get four or five.
"The question is why are we be-
ing treated differently," Brody said.
However, Whelan said UF of-
ficials have tried to keep everyone
equal by recently giving AFSCME
members and other employees a
$1,000 bonus and offering the union
the same terms agreed to by every-
"All we wanted to do with
employees with AFSCME is treat
them like all other employees in the
university," Whelan told AFSCME
negotiators. "Today you're telling us
*you don't want us to do that."
Although the two parties didn't
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come to an agreement on any of would look into merit increases.
these issues, they agreed to even- Alligator writer Jeff Sirmons
tually form a joint committee that contributed to this report.
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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24,2005. ...
Students commute to capital for change in bus fees
* SFCC HOPES TO CHARGE STUDENTS FOR UP-
GRADES TO TRANSPORTATION, LIKE UF DOES.
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE Ten SFCC students traveled Wednesday
to build support in the state capital for a new bill that would
help the college negotiate new bus routes with Gainesville's
Regional Transit System.
The students met with Florida Senate leaders to promote
Senate Bill 542, which would let community colleges levy a
transportation access fee like universities do.
In 2004, UF students paid a transportation access fee of $4.10
per credit hour, or $61.50 a semester, for students attempting
15 credits. In turn, UF students can ride RTS buses for free on
a variety of routes designed to shuttle students to and from
State law bars community colleges from collecting the fee.
So while SFCC students don't have to pay the fee each semes-
ter, they must pay 50 cents a ride on RTS buses.
The SFCC and UF student governments, as well as the
Gainesville City Commission, have passed resolutions urging
the change to allow community colleges to collect the fee.
Daniel Jones, one of the students who traveled to Tallahassee
on Wednesday, said that with the money the college raises from
the fee it could negotiate new student bus routes and expand
the Later Gator late-night bus program.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Rod Smith (D-Gainesville),
would not force community colleges to levy the fee, Jones said,
but would allow those seeking better bus service to do so. -
"All the students might not use it [the expanded bus ser-
vice], but all will see the benefit from it," he said. "If 10 students
ride the bus, that's 10 free parking spaces."
The bill passed the Senate Education Committee unani-
mously Feb. 8 and is now
Santa Fe pending before the Education
Community College Appropriations Committee.
The students met with
the chairman of that committee, Sen. J.D. Alexander (R-Lake
Wales) and pleaded their case.
SFCC legislative liaison Guy York said he anticipated the
bill would pass the committee and Senate, moving on to the
House where he hoped it would also pass.
The students also met with Smith and Ron Pierce, an aide to
Senate President Tom Lee (R-Brandon).
Capping off their day of lobbying, the students had dinner
with Alachua County's legislative delegation Wednesday night
at the FSU University Club, which overlooks Bobby Bowden
Field at Doak Campbell Stadium.
"It's a great place, but all that garnet and gold makes you
sick," York said.
Presidents seek state funds for salary increases
Costs may cut into campus services
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE The legislature must
budget new money for raises in university
faculty salaries, which in Florida rank well
below the national average, leaders of the
State University Presidents-Association said at
a Wednesday meeting at FSU,
Gov. Jeb Bush did not include any new
money for raises in his budget recommenda-
tion to the legislature last month, and if the
Florida House and Senate agree, universities
would be forced to fund any raises from dol-
lars derived from tuition increases.
"I think it is essential for the state to step
up and fund salary increases," said SUPA
Chairman John Cavanaugh, president of the
University of West Florida. "The fact that it's
not [funded in the governor's budget] puts
considerable burdens on universities."
UCF President John Hitt agreed.
"If we don't find some money for salary
raises, our entire mission will be degraded,"
he said. "If we have to fund raises by eating
up our tuition dollars, we won't be able to
provide those services to our state that are our
Hitt added that if the legislature didn't
come through with better funding for higher
education, Florida's public universities would
be unable to sustain providing high-quality
education to Florida's workforce, hindering
economic development in the state.
* The inadequacy of higher education in the
governor's budget proposal has been a SUPA
issue since Jan. 26, when it issued a statement
decrying that Bush had included only a quar-
ter of the $80 million in new funding that the
Board of Governors, in charge of Florida's 11
public universities, says is necessary just to
keep pace with new student enrollment.
In the Bush budget,
""_ m" the burden for funding
Florida's universities falls
: increasingly on students,
; 7i with the only new money
S for -universities coming
from a 7.5 percent rise in in-
state tuition, and a 12.5 per-
cent increase in out-of-state
Machen and graduate tuition, State
research grants for UF also would be cut.
Bush has said.he is a supporter of devolv-
ing power, including the power to raise tu-
ition, to university boards of trustees.
In the Jan. 26 statement, UF President
Bernie Machen said, "Devolution doesn't
mean you cut off all the money that supports
education. That's not devolution; that's stran-
SUPA and the governors have said they
will work to push for more higher education
funding during the legislative session.
Health insurance for graduate students
was another issue that emerged at the meet-
ing. FSU Provost Larry Abele said SUPA and
the governors should investigate whether
Florida universities could offer a statewide
healthcare plan to graduate students.
Presumably, a plan negotiated by all of
Florida's public universities could offer health
insurance to graduate students for less than if
the schools tried to offer it themselves.
Abele said students tend to lose healthcare
coverage under their parents' insurance when
they graduate and, moreover, that healthcare
benefits could be a powerful incentive attract-
ing top-notch graduate students to Florida.
Machen and other UF representatives did
not attend Wednesday's meeting.
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Editor's note: This is the second in a series analyzing
candidates for Student Government office.
By BRIDGET CAREY
After further analysis of Student Senate candidates, the
Gator Party is able to boast the most support from every
The Gator Party not only has the most support from the
Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils, but it also has the
most candidates with ties to the traditionally minority coun-
cils, Multicultural Greek and National Pan-Hellenic.
The Impact Party has no candidates from the MGC or the
NPHC, and only three candidates from the IFC, including its
vice presidential candidate Robert Mack:
Gator vice presidential candidate Joyce Medina is a mem-
ber of the MGC sorority Gamma Eta, and
she regularly works with the council to
represent her chapter.
She said that having a 48-candidate
-ticket that's more than half-full of Greek
students was only a coincidence.
"We're just a party that's trying to target
L all the students," Medina said. She added
Goldberg that Gator's key to choosing its candidates
was qualification, not whether or not
someone had Greek ties.
Although the majority of Gator's Greek candidates have
ties to the IFC and Panhellenic Council, the NPHC also is
well represented. There are three NPHC officers slating
with Gator, and at least four of the council's chapters are
"It shouldn't be about who is Greek or non-Greek,"
Medina said, "it's about who is qualified."
She added that though about 14 percent of students at UF
are Greek, that was not an issue that would hinder her ticket
from representing a wide variety of students.
Impact may not have many Greek candidates, but it boasts
the ticket with the most student organizational leadership.
The Impact ticket includes presidents from the Business
Administration College Council, Hispanic Student
Business Association, College Republicans, Image, National
Broadcasting Society and Gator Christian Life.
The Gator Party, whose presidential candidate is Joe
Goldberg, also boasts students with high organizational
leadership, including at least four Florida Blue Key members,
three Black Student Union officers, three Accent officers and
four Board of College Council officers, including the BOCC
The Voice Party has slated the president of the Pride
Student Union, and the Progress Party has candidates with
Resident Assistant positions and involvement in academic
Alligator writer Neil Hughes contributed to this report.
2005 CITY ELECTIONS :. ''
Candidates talk equal rights
By BRIAN HAGEN
Gay, lesbian and transgendered
affairs dominated the forum be-
tween the seven Gainesville City
Commission candidates at the
Alachua County Public Library
in downtown Gainesville on
The Human Rights Council of
North Central Florida, an organiza-
tion seeking to end sex-based dis-
crimination, sponsored the forum,
along with the group Judy Levy
NOW, a local branch of the National
Organization for Women.
The candidates; who are running
for one of the three City Commission
seats up for election March 29, had
one-and-a-half minutes to answer
questions posed by attendees, which
were mailed to the candidates two
weeks before the forum, Human
Rights Council President Susan
The proposition to register do-
mestic partners at City Hall, like
married couples do, to protect their
rights was supported by all the at-
"I've had a domestic partner for
26 years," attorney and At-Large
hopeful Gabriel Kaimowitz said.
Kaimowitz represented-a transsex-
ual in Michigan seeking to use the
ladies' bathroom after undergoing
the operation to become a woman.-
"I say 'Why not?'" At-Large seat-
holder Rick Bryant said. "I think it's
a step in the right direction."
District 2 candidate Grant Thrall
said he supports the drive for com-
panionship as the first priority for
"I have to admit I had some res-
ervations," he said. "But I talked to
The registration would not equal
a marriage or civil union but would
provide such rights as hospital visi-
tation and joint health insurance.
"I work as a hospice chaplain,
and I see on a daily basis if family
and loved ones are not allowed to
be near the patient, it's a great loss,"
District 3 hopeful Jack Donovan
Donovan said he was the first
minister, in Gainesville to hire a les-
"Almost cost me my job," he
a.rny ll IIIUS / Ali i.I
Jack Donovan, a Gainesville City Commission candidate, addresses
residents during a forum which focused on GLBT rights. The Human
Rights Council of North Central Florida co-sponsored the forum.
The candidates also agreed on
the rights of citizens with different
"Everybody deserves these
rights," student senator and
District 3 candidate Mike Belle said.
"Everybody deserves their rights.
That's what Kennedy said."
A discussion of affirmative action
evolved into positing solutions for
local poverty and class differences.
"This is between the haves and
the have-nots," At-Large candidate
Diyonne McGraw said. "We need to
take on economic development and
teach skills to the unskilled."
"We are the lowest in Florida
in spending on education," Thrall
agreed. "We used to say, Thank
God for Mississippi.'. We can't say
SSome of the candidates took is-
sue with the absence of incumbent
commissioners Tony Domenech and
"[Braddy] missed 31 percent of
the votes in the City Commision,"
Thrall said. "My opponent has a
record of not showing up."
Caribbean comics entertain, educate with cultural humor
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Students got a crash course in meren-
gue and a dose of Spanish on Wednesday
as two comedians tempered traditional
comedy with Caribbean flavor.
Comedians Angelo Lozada and
Ruperto Vanderpool, both of whom have
appeared on "It's Showtime at the Apollo"
and BET's "Comic View," performed to an
audience of about 25 students as a part
of the Dominican Student Association's
Lozada and Vanderpool took in stride
the smaller-than-expected audience and
the unconventional venue, a. chemistry
classroom in Leigh Hall.
"This is cute, all four of- us," Lozada
said. "I've had more people in my show-
Lozada, a Puerto Rican from New York,
joked about politics, parenthood and lan-
guage barriers, telling many of his jokes
He also spoke of George Orwell's
"1984/' calling it prophetic.
"This is how I know Big Brother is
watching. In the mail, I received a traf-
fic violation," he said, noting the ticket
included a picture of him running a red
"So I sent them a picture of a money
order," he said.
DSA President Lenny Flores said the
group hoped to educate students about
culture with humor.
"There's a lot of things about Do-
minicans that are just assumed. I
think the best way to learn is with
Dominican Student Association president
"There's a lot of things about
Dominicans that are just assumed," she
said, later noting, "I think the best way to
learn is with comedy."
Vanderpool, a Dominican who also
lives in New York, talked about Latinos
at the beach, teenagers coming home past
curfew, and dominoes "that's like Latino
Nintendo," he said.
He also demonstrated how to dance
the merengue, moving his' arms and hips
"If you want to learn how to dance me-
rengue, get in a cold shower," he said.
In an interview after the performance,
Vanderpool said the show's size had its
"It doesn't matter if it's five people or
1,000. I think the artist's responsibility is
to have fun. We love big crowds, but this is
good, too. It's intimate," he said.
As a self-proclaimed "'70s baby," much
of his comedy goes between old-school
and new-school, he said.
"I can play off of both," he said.
6, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005
Parking issue largely not
discussed in SG election
e've all seen it a hundred times. You pull into a park-
ing garage, hoping to find a space maybe you're
looking for a place to stash your car while you and
some friends go to a bar, or maybe you're late for an important
meeting/date/hook up when an attendant with a clipboard
stops you at the entrance.
After you roll down your window, thinking at worst you'll
have to pay a steep fee, he tells you that parking is restricted
unless you're on the list.
And, of course, you're not on the list.
Unfortunately, this hasn't just been occurring at private lots
downtown. This happened yesterday to students seeking to
park in the Visitor Welcome Center and Bookstore garage at the
Students were denied parking at the garage which par-
tially was funded by student money because of a high school
science fair and "other events."
Now, the Alligator fully supports the unalienable right
of our American children to win colored ribbons for science
projects their parents threw together the night before. But this
is taking things too far.
Worse, this week being the last days of class before Spring
Break is breeding season for midterms. How many students
have missed important exams because there wasn't enough
We'd hope that UF would think that one is too many.
The least they could do is warn students in advance when
they weren't going to be able to park. Unfortunately, the calen-
dar of events for the garage hasn't been updated since May.
As students are well aware, these only are small instances of
UF's tremendous problem with parking.
The All Decal lot at the Cultural Plaza (by the Ham Museum)
occasionally has been closed to students.
So, the ability of thousands of students to park in a timely
fashion can be cut off at a whim.
And this isn't just a student problem. UF faculty and staff
found yesterday that sections of the Orange Decal lot at the
O'Connell Center had temporarily become a private haven for
Assuming there are spaces in the lots, students can look for-
ward to fighting with other UF traffic to pay these rates for gen-
eral spots (according to the Transportation and Parking Services
Web site), which add up quickly on a tight budget: Visitor
Welcome Center and Bookstore garage:. $5.00/day, $1.00/45
minutes; Shands visitor garages: $3.00/day; other parking me-
ters: $0.25/ 40 minutes, with a 40 minute maximum.
Restrictions are tightening, rather than lessening, as the time
of appeal for parking tickets has dropped this semester from 90
to 20 days.
It's such an ever-present problem, UF students take for
granted that nothing can be done.
But if this is such a pervasive issue, why isn't it being seri-
ously included in any Student Goverhment election platforrs?
While we're glad graduate student decals have been brought
up, this does little for the majority of students.
In last Spring's election, parking at least was accepted as an
important issue. We'd still like to see something done with the
Innovate Party's suggestion that students receive a get-out-of-a-
parking-ticket-free excuse each semester in case of emergency
Again, this is just another example of an issue in which the
needs of the student body as a whole are being neglected, in-
stead of being addressed.
So the next time you circle around campus looking for a spot,
as your class meeting times come and go, consider throwing
your voice in toward getting things changed.
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am outraged by the allegations surrounding the Black
Student Union. The Black Student Union's mission is
to promote, educate and exemplify the rich cultural
heritage of its people. Despite the false allegations in the
Alligator, BSU is a non-political organization; therefore, it
will not take a corporate position in Student Government
elections. The Alligator continues to allege that the deci-
sion of a handful of black students to cease working on
the Impact campaign was a decision made by BSU. There
are a lot of inconsistencies surrounding these allegations.
I know that this is going to come as a shocker, but not all
black students are active members of BSU.
My first question is: Is the Impact party so upset be-
cause they assumed that, because they had black faces
working on their campaign, black students would auto-
matically and blindly vote for them? Black students: Is it
that easy to get your vote?
Second, why is this such a hot topic?
Third, is Impact saying black students are not free to
choose who they can vote for and support independently?
If black students supported a white candidate and then
switched their support to a minority candidate, would this
even be an issue?
Over the past few weeks, the Alligator has continued
to print the mishaps int~ie Access/Phoenix/Impact cam-
paign. Considering the constant name changes alone, is
there any question that the Impact party is having organi-
zational trouble? They can't even decide on a name. In ad-
dition, the Alligator reported that the Impact party misled
the Gator Nights staff, illegally posted campaign materials
and failed to turn in financial reports. Is there any question
as to why any respected leader wouldn't continue to stay
on in the midst of such chaos? To top it off, their candidate
for Student Body treasurer resigned. Since when is mak-
ing, what seems to me, a logical decision based on the
3SU are unfounded
Brenda Jean circumstances nasty politics?
BSU president My concern is that the Impact
Speaking Out Party appears to be working so hard
to capture the black vote. However,
this battle is being fought- in the
Alligator. Why should the black students be treated any
differently than other students? Why does the Impact
Party feel like black students should not be given the
opportunity to decide individually who we choose to
This is a message to all the parties: The black students
want a platform too. We want to know where each party
stands on the issues, especially the issues that affect us
most. Here is another tip: The black population at UF
is comprised of students from all walks of life. We are
Haitian, Nigerian, nursing majors, engineering majors,
pro-choice, pro-life, etc. We are just as diverse as the en-
tire student body. Our skin color does not define us. If the
parties want the so-called "black vote," they need to do
more than staff their campaigns with black faces. They can
start by addressing some of the issues that affect black stu-
dents collectively for example, ensuring the continuing
funding of programs important to us, like the University
Gospel Choir, and ensuring the survival of the Institute of
Black students: All eyes seem to be on you in this elec-
tion. What will you do? I hope that the recent events,
instead of discouraging you, encourage you to become
involved in this election.
Lastly, this is 2005, and all of the talk of color surprises
me. I hope all students will make their decision not based
on the skin color of a candidate, but on the qualifications
and the planned policies of that candidate and their ad-
Bi'enda Jean is president of the Black Student Union.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Would you like
to see parking made a bigger is-
sue in the election?
Wednesday's question: Do you
think BSU members pressured
Impact candidates to jump ship?
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Compassion shouldn't be a divisive issue
Although it may not have been
the College Republicans' intent
to do so, Tuesday's People
Enjoying Tasty Animals BBQ, with its
mocking and condescending name and
T-shirts, threatened to politicize a bipar-
tisan issue: compassion. It goes without
saying that compassion is a part of both
conservative and liberal ideologies.
Although groups might disagree about
the specifics of what it means to be
compassionate, extending kindness and
mercy to animals is not a Republican or
Democratic trait; it is a trait that we all
have the opportunity to exhibit in our
everyday lives-and actions.
Just like the conservative movement,
the movement to extend compassion to
animals is diverse, complex and contains
a broad array of perspectives. While the
international organization People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals may em-
ploy philosophies and tactics that are dis-
agreeable to some, they are just one of the
many animal rights/welfare/liberation
organizations in existence. Although
PETA has done much in the way of help-
ing animals over the past 25 years, they
do not by any means represent all of
Ryan Feinberg the organizations
Speaking Out and individuals
seeking to end the
atrocious suffering of animals.
Despite stereotyping to the contrary,
animal activists do not come exclusively
from blue states and do not all fit into
the "extremist" mold that critics like
to cast for us. Consider, for example,
nationally acclaimed writer Matthew
Scully, who served as a special assistant
and senior speechwriter to President
Bush from 2001 to 2004. Also during
that time period, Scully authored a book
entitled "Dominion: The Power of Man,
the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to
Mercy." In that book, he argues as a con-
servative and a Christian that humanity
has betrayed its responsibility to act com-
passionately towards animals.
He critiques modern industrialized
animal agriculture and describes how
animals on factory farms are "kept in
tightly confined stalls for the entirety of
their lives, and slaughtered in a way that
maximizes profits and minimizes decen-
cy." For Scully, animals do not necessarily
have "rights," and he does not claim that
people and other animals are "equal," but
he presents a strong argument that there
is something very wrong with the way
our society views and treats animals.
To me, Scully is a compassionate
conservative in the truest sense. He dem-
onstrates that being a Republican and
acting nonviolently towards animals are
not conflicting ideals. If compassionate
conservativism is to fulfill its promise to
become more than a buzzword used dur-
ing elections, animals must be brought
into our sphere of compassion.
To different people, this may mean
very different things. For some of us, it
means adopting a vegan lifestyle and
abstaining from all animal products. For
others, it might mean buying products
that come from humanely raised and
slaughtered animals a very rare thing
in today's agricultural system. For those
who do continue to consume animal
products, compassion at the very least
demands that the act of consumption be
done in a spirit of respect and reverence
for the sentient beings who involuntarily
give their lives often after living many
painful years of confinement and neglect
- to become someone's lunch.
Ryan Feinberg is an environmental
science senior and treasurer of Animal
Activists of Alachua.
Letter to the f.dito:,
Treatment, not consumption, is inhumane
Editor: In the PETA BBQ article in yester-
day's Alligator, a release was quoted as stating
how the "consumption of animals is not inhu-
mane." Yes, that is entirely true. Consumption
is not inhumane; it is the treatment of the ani-
mals prior to their death that is inhumane.
Birds have their beaks and toes chopped off
so they cannot peck and scratch at the other
birds in their overcrowded cages. Pigs are
kept in crates so small they cannot even turn
in a circle. Calfs, used for veal, are taken from
their bellowing, heartbroken mothers and kept
in small confines where they often live in their
own feces. It is an outrage to think that a human
being who has any compassion could be aware
of these deplorable conditions and not want to
take action. While some of PETA's actions could
be considered "extreme," the goal of the orga-
nization is simply to improve the conditions
of animals, such as the ones stated above. The
PETA BBQ hosted by the College Republicans
was completely ridiculous, and it's downright
sad that this group wanted to criticize a group
whose goal is to help animals.
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Petition language unclear ,,,
ONLINE, from page 1
deadline the next day.
Leaders from the Progress
and Impact parties said that day
that their goal was to get at least
1,000 signatures, or 2 percent of
the student body, indicating that
the petition was meant to be an
In a copy of the petition fur-
nished to the Alligator by co-
author Lowell Wong, the word
"initiative" appears four times.
The petition does not mention
the word "referendum:"
Chief Justice Tobi Butensky said
she was unable to comment on the
specifics of what was discussed
during the court's meeting, which
took place Sunday at noon.
When asked if anything in
the petition could be changed
to make it acceptable, she said
more research would have to be
done on the online voting peti-
tion initiative before it could be
brought before the court again.
"That's the final say unless the
Senate wants to bring it up them-
selves," Butensky said.
"As far as an initiative, that's
the end," she said.
Online voting was researched
by Sen. Andrew Hoffman last
year, who co-authored the peti-
tion after the topic caused much
debate in the Student Senate but
the issue never came to a vote.
"Online voting has been a very
controversial issue in Senate,"
said MacKenzie Moritz, Progress
"That's the final say unless
the Senate wants to bring
it up themselves. As far as
an initiative, that's the end.
Student Government Supreme
Court Chief Justice
Moritz said he found the deci-
sion of the court discouraging.
"We've got 1,400 students that
say they want to be heard on
something," Moritz said, adding
that the denial seems to state
that no initiatives or referendum
would be acceptable to the court.
Gator presidential candidate
Joe Goldberg said Tuesday eve-
ning that while he was not aware
of the denial before being ques-
tioned, his party still supports
online voting, but with reserva-
"We understand that there are
some inherent risks and dangers
that do come along with online
voting," Goldberg said.
To see the online voting peti-
- tion and the court's denial, visit
Amendment debate ensues
BOARD, from page 1
of the governor and the legis-
lature, was established under
the governor's Department of
Its duties have been uncertain
ever since, especially after the
legislature approved and funded
a chiropractic school at FSU that
was nixed by the governors at a
Jan. 27 meeting in Gainesville.
A lawsuit seeking to ensure the
autonomy and authority of the
Board was filed
Dec. 21 by for-
mer UF Interim
E.T. York. That
suit, which is
York in the Leon
County Circuit Court, argues
that the Board of Governors has
constitutional power the final
say over the state's universi-
ties, including what programs
they will have, how large- their
budgets will be, and what tuition
rates they will set.
York said the law cannot wrest
powers away from the Board of
Governors because the board's
powers are derived from the
state constitution, which trumps
any state law the legislature miy
try to write. "We are fully confi-
dent that our position is the cor-
rect one, that Amendment 11 of
the constitution [which created
the Board of Governors] gives
- the Board the power to operate
control and management of the
whole system," he said. "I'm not
surprised there is an effort in the
legislature to modify the intent of
the constitution, but that's why
we have the issue in court, and
the courts will have to decide."
Goodlette said his bill is an at-
tempt to bring the legislature and
the Board of Governors into har-
mony by clearly delineating their
respective powers. "The bill that
I have filed has an opportunity
to differentiate the constitutional
duties of the board versus the
legislature," Goodlette said. "I be-
lieve the board has the powers to
define the missions and manage
our public universities," he said.
Goodlette cautioned, however,
that the state constitution clearly
states that the power of the purse
must remain in the hands of the
"If the Board of Governors
would become a fourth branch
of government which is what
I believe would occur if the York
lawsuit was successful at the end
of the day that is not what
I think is prudent," he said. "I
don't think that's good public
policy on the one hand,. and I
don't think it's constitutional on
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Personally, I never
have been a big
fan of histories, but
upon reading the
first few paragraphs of FSU
grad Diane Roberts' newest
novel, "Dream State," I knew
I was in for an compelling
change of heart.
Catch Gordon's review online.
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The Northgate winter guard performs their show during a competition at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Saturday.
BY ALICIA PEREZ perform in tront of hundreds or thousands of people," said 19-
Avenue Writer year-old Stevenson Lumapas, a member of The Knights from
Orlando. "I also do it because of the friendships I develop with
The music starts and the room gets quiet Slowly, the arena the other members throughout the season."
fills w-ith ambition and passion accented by vivid colors. On the floor, emotions are heightened. If you are angry, sad,
Saturday the Stephen C O'Connell Center entertained danc- 1i love, lustful all can be portrayed through a flag, your body. a.
eri of a different kind ot breed color guard sabre or a rifle.
Color guard is an integration of dance with the spinning of Before the show, I'm tuually a little bit nervous and aious
rifles. sabres and flags. to get started, once the show music starts I fall into my groon e
For those who never have been in a colorguard.., it s difticLlt and lust do nhat I'm trained to do." L umapas said.
to explain. They are not dancers or cheerleaders Instead, guards "After the show there's a feeling of relief and excitement in
combine i anor
spinning dancing and tossing alongside the "Before the show, I'm usually tional tor the performers, but the spectators come
marching band, making halt-time a little a little bit nervous and anxious to share the sa'ne ambition.
more entertaining. to get started; once the show music starts "Guard show-s are always an experi-
Saturday events began uith preliminary I fall into my groove ence, both engaging and nostalgic. I go
competihtins at S a.m. where 52 color- andjustdowhat m trainedtodo. not only to support my tormer guard'
guards from different states came After the show there's a feeling of relief and excitement In the air." members and friends, but also
in hope tola ve6nl-of lthecov ted Stevenson Lumapas for the entertainment, UF anthro-
36 spots in finals that e ending The polog?' malor Crstina Santelli said..
arena w.as bi imming with people anxiou- to watch thl? color 'It's the blood, sweat and tears behind these amazing and enjoy-
guard ot their choice or experience the world of color guard f(.' able productions that keeps me coming back for more
the \erv tirst time \Watchin one of these shows is a reward ui itself.
Guaris from South Florida to the Carolinas expressed themr- Yor eves become ftxated on each movement, each toss and
sel\es and lett their presence lingering on the flool a- a new each note sliowvn through each part of a performer s body. while
guard took its place Gaunesv-ile High School also competed in the guard's members are concentrating on showing their emo-
th? regional competition placing 10th in prelims earlier in the tions and leaving a part of themselves for everyone to enjov.
day. What it all comes dov n to i, ambition and passion, two
"1 do it for the performance, it's not et ery da\ you get to things not only in the colorguard world but in even-day life
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MCs may brew battle during free show at Reitz
BY NATHANIEL DEAS
Few things in life are free.
Tonight's show at The Orange &
Brew, however, is just that.
Part of the Local Brew concert se-
ries, tonight's show is sponsored by
Student Government Productions
and the Reitz Union Board. Thought
up by off-campus coordinator Brian
Offenther last year, Local Brew is all
about giving music to the people.
"We love the people, and the
people love us," Offenther said.
"Gainesville has a wealth of local
talent that is essential to the city.
It can be tough for some people to
get into local music, and this is just
Hitting the stage tonight will be
MC Intellekt and DJ Dirty Digits,
Scum of the Earth and isentNinjas.
Based out of Orlando, isentNin-
jas will bring their experimental
alternative rock style to the stage. A
five-man outfit, isentNinjas is final-
izing their debut EP and has been
compared to recent Radiohead.
"The last time they played in
Gainesville," Offenther explained,
"they got really great feedback from
Indie hip hoppers Scum of the
Earth is comprised of DJ Wax Atom
and The Scapegoat, former mem-
bers of local rap group Robotix.
"Their songs are typically
about living in the punk scene of
Gainesville," Offenther said. "The
Scapegoat rides mics like emo kids
Between sets, Wax Atom will
spin a variety of music, "from Janis
Joplin to underground hip hop,"
Finally, MC Intellekt and DJ Dirty
Digits will take the stage, bringing a
head-nodding hip-hop style with
old-school flavor. The urban pro-
gramming director for FSU's radio
station, Dirty Digits spins jazzy
beats much like Jurassic 5.
A student at UF, Intellekt is part
of the UF Hip Hop Collective, bring-
ing intelligent lyrics to the mix.
Don't be surprised if sparks fly
at some point during the night, as
Scum of the Earth has responded
to "Violated," a track off of MC
Intellekt and DJ Dirty Digits' CD,
"If they have an MC battle, I cer-
tainly wouldn't stop it," Offenther
Tonight's show starts at 8:30. As
always, The Orange & Brew, outside
the Reitz Union, will provide an inti-
mate venue with good acoustics.
"The idea is to make the Orange
& Brew just as relevant as Common
Grounds or the Shamrock in terms
of live, local music," Offenther said.
"Why not bring it directly to the
Make plans now for your post-Spring-Break fishing
BY CHAD SMITH
The curtains open and there stands a
bee with a trombone. You either are A)
hallucinating B) dreaming or C) about to
experience one of the most entertaining
live acts in your lifetime, Reel Big Fish.
Let's hope it's C.
"Cheer Up!" the title of the
band's latest album, is not a sugges-
tion, nor is it a plea. It's ,a command.
When you hear or see Reel Big Fish whether
in a bee suit or an Elvis costume you won't
be able help yourself. You will smile.
On Thursday, March 10, the ska/purik
superstars will bring their musical circus
to the Stephen C. O'Connell Center for
IRHA Palooza, sponsored by the Inter-
Residence Hall Association. Baby" or "The Kids Don't Like It," or
Since their second album "Turn the Radio you're dragged to the show by your friends,
Off" was released in 1996, Reel Big Fish has the band's staple song "Beer" likely will
been at the top of the ska/punk rock world. become your personal theme, statistically
Their tour of duty includes two additional speaking, seeing how this is Gainesville.
full-lengths and relentless touring -. includ- As well as the enthusiastic head-bobbing
ing stints on its kpic of ike PAg t~ tth o the bepot. and toe-tapping dur-
the Warped ing an always-crisp
Tour, an appear- But we love Rkel BIO FiSk, and tly're pretty performance from a
ance in Baseketball" datmn bi. So we're very A Rlabout Lt." rarely-sober band,
anda live DVD. -Jesse Mu se there also will be
But what does it take to make One Pump ChImp r mrtmwer plenty of sidesplitting.
a band that has lived in the spot- The band has become
light for so long happy? It turns out, it's just known for absurdly funny lyrics as well as
your unhappiness. The band has recorded their improvisational skills. Not to mention one of
next album, "We're Not Happy Till You're Not their members probably will dress as a bee.
Happy," and have set a release date for April 5. Two local bands will have the opportu-
Whether you're a diehard fan anxiously nity to open the show on a familiar stage. One
awaiting to hear classics like "Alternative, Pump Chump and One ard Done both played
the event last year. For small local acts, playing
with a nationally recognized band can be the
chance of a lifetime.
While One Pump Chump, "a blend of
ska and punk," has shared the stage with big
names before, the band isn't any less excited
about playing with one of the biggest.
"We've played with a ton of big ska bands
before," drummer Jesse Murse said.
"It's kind of like another notch on the bed-
post. But we love Reel Big Fish, and they're
pretty damn big. So we're very excited about
Tickets are on sale now at the University
Box Office. UF students can pick up four free
tickets with their Gator 1 Cards, and non-stu-
dents can purchase tickets for $10 each. Tickets
also are available through Ticketmaster. Doors
are at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7.
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BY JUNE CAPPIELLO
It's been a year and a half since Avail
has been a full-time touring band.
The band opted to stop touring six to
eight months a year last year, more than
a decade after their first album release.
The choice was made out of consider-
ation for drummer Ed Trask and his
But since that pivotal decision a year
and a half ago, the band has taken on
several 10-day tours in the Mideast and
Midwest and is in the process of writing
a new album.
The band will be stopping in
Gainesville during its next 10-day
tour throughout the Southeast with
Tennessee band Lucero. The show starts
at 10 p.m. Tuesday at Common Grounds,
and tickets are on sale now for $10.
Lead singer Tim Barry says he enjoys
the short tours because it has made -the
band a hobby and touring a vacation.
"It's interesting now, because it seems
more fun than it used to be," he said. "It's
not like, 'Ugh, this is our 92nd show in
He said the band is especially excited
to play in Gainesville, despite the mem-
ory of their first show at the Hardback
Cafi, when the audience totaled four.
The band made a'point to add
Gainesville as one of the nine towns they
would play this tour.
"God, it's like a home away from
home," Barry said.
Barry said although Avail never has
played with tour mate Lucero, they ad-
mire the band and are excited to travel
"I think we're really lucky that we
can call a band and be'like, 'We really
like you guys do you want to tour to-
gether?' and get a positive response," he
At the show, don't expect to hear
more. than one song from Avail's album
"There's nothing I hate more than a
band that has just come out with a record
that plays all their new songs and none
of the old ones," Barry said.
He did say, however, that he is
pleased with the seven new songs the
band has written.
"We're not going to stretch to put re-
cords out very quickly," he said. "We're
not going to put a time limit on creativ-
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The Busdrivers reunite tonight to honor bartender
By JACQUELINE DAVISON
Everyone knew Russ Williams. Everyone
has a story about "that one time Russ got
me so trashed."
Touring bands and locals alike were
familiar with Williams' good. spirits and
signature shot, "Sex with Russ."
He passed away unexpectedly in
December at the age of 31.
He moved to Gainesville from Ohio 10
years ago, spending his years bartending at
Purple Porpoise and the Market Street Pub.
He also was a staple to Spin Cycle and
was a week away from graduating from
Lauren O'Neil has been his friend for
the past five years. He taught her how to
O'Neil is organizing a tribute show for
Williams tonight at Eddie C's. .
The $5 cover will go toward a tree in his
honor, with any extra money going to his
"He helped ignite my passion for local
music," said O'Neil, a host of "Locals Only"
on Rock 104. "Without him, I would not be
doing what I do today. He supported every
band that came through like it was his job.
He loved music and he loved life. Anyone
that met him could feel it."
The Busdrivers, Gainesville's ska legend,
parted ways two years ago.
They are reuniting tonight just for
"He was always really friendly and
wanted to take care of everyone," said Erin
Weldon, The Busdrivers' trumpet player.
"He extended it to real life and being a
friend. He was always fun himself."
The band's fondest memories of Russ
revolve around the times they played the
Purple Porpoise, and he would bring them
shots and sing "Really" with them.
Also playing the benefit show are
Crashpad, 75 Winters (ex-Darwin's Waiting
Room), Knup (ex-Spitvalves) and One
"All the bands that are on the bill are
friends of Russ' and wanted to help cel-
ebrate his life by playing the show," O'Neil
Though her current project, One and,
Done, features all ex-Busdriver members
playing entirely new songs, Weldon said
The Busdrivers had not planned on ever
"It's a good reason to do it when we said
we never would."
Barbecue Casual Casual Chinese Creole
David's Real Pit BBQ
Voted #1 in Gainesville and listed
in "Where the Locals Eat" as best
place in Gainesville for Ribs &
BBQ. David's says come on in
for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Adult size portions for adult size
appetites. David's caters to the
Gators. Open 7am-9pm Mon-Sat,
8am-9pm Sun. We are located
at 5121-A NW 39th Ave. (352)
373-2002. David's BBQ delivers
the best BBQ anywhere in
Gainesville with Gatorfood.com
Gourmet food at student prices!
Large selection of wines starting
at $9.99. Wine tasting Wed &
Fri 4-8pm. 3 tastes only $4.95.
Open 11am-llpm Sun-Thurs
and til midnight Fri & Sat.
Mildred's Big City Food
"The restaurant to take Mom
and Dad." Gainesville's most
awarded. Fresh food menu
changes nitely: Seafood, steak,
duck, chicken, lamb, rabbit, crab
cakes, etc. See our chef on TV20-
ABC Fri. 5:30pm. Reservations
recommended: 3445 W.
University Ave. 377-1711.
Serving California Mediter-
ranean Cuisine. Live Jazz
on Thursdays starting at
7:30pm. Sunday International
Brunch Buffet with never-
ending Mimosas starts at
11:00am. Open at 5pm daily.
706 W. University Ave.
Call for. takeout 378-2001.
Happy Hour specials all day
everyday. Great food and
attentive service. 3208 SW Archer
Road 373-2800. Open Monday-
Saturday 11am-2am, Sun 11-11.
Caf6 Gardens has been just
across from the UF Campus
since 1976. This quaint landmark
courtyard dining is perfect for
any date or gathering. Don't
miss the Friday wine tasting 6-
8pm. Open 7 days. Now booking
private parties for the Tuscawilla
Room with patio and deck. Daily
Lunch & Drink Specials. -Live
Music Nightly Call 376-2233
1643 NW 1st Ave.
Hooters is relocating! Same fun
atmosphere in a newly remodeled
location,- right near UF campus.
For the best wings, hottest girls,
and popular Wednesday night
trivia, come on out to Hooters at
3265 SW 34th St., or give us a call
Specials: Happy Hour everyday
4pm-10pm. Dollar drafts, 2 for
1 single liquor drinks & house
wines. Lunch & dinner specials
Mon-Fri. 11 TV's, 2 Big Screen
Outside Seating. Behind Eckerd's
in Butler Plaza. 374-0675.
Serving a wide array of
appetizers, burgers, wings,
steaks, salads and seafood, The
Swamp offers something for
everyone. Come and relax on
the front lawn or on one of our
intimate decks while enjoying
our daily lunch, dinner or drink
specials. Don't miss our famous
Happy Hour, Monday thru
Friday 4pm-8pm. Located across
from University of Florida, it's
the perfect place to unwind and
experience that great Gator flavor
they call The Swamp. Delivering
lunch and dinner Mon-Sun 11am-
10pm. 1642 W. Univ. Ave. 37-
SWAMP (377-9267) For catering
information call 380-9291.
Where eating well means eating
healthfully. Gainesville's best
Chinese food, according to
many of our customers. Family
run, expert chef, now with more
vegetables. Generous portions,
fast service & super lunch/dinner
combos. FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave. 372-4282.
Full menu and specials @
New Deal Cafe
Fresh burgers 34 pound, pot
pie, flatbread .pizza, panninis,
fresh fish, pork chops. Bargain
Martinis. 3443 W. University
Discover a genuine taste of
New Orleans at Po' Boys Creole
Cafe' at 3275 SW 34th Street
by Carraba's! Choose from 25
different Po' Boys sandwiches
or from our many wraps, salads,
gumbos, jumbalaya, and dinners!
See us at poboysgainesville.com.
Ladies Night Every Tues w/ Live
Music & Free Beer for ladies! Call
372-1155 for more info!
Cold Stone Creamery shouts,
"Happy Birthday!" and "Happy
Anniversary Gainesville's most
popular ice cream shops alsc
create great CAKES for birthdays
and anniversaries. Stop in today
for premium ice creams and
order a Signature Cake. You car
buy a fresh-made daily cake oi
a custom-order cake. Newberry
Road: 271-7437 Archer Roadi
377-7520. V/AX/MC/D. PleasE
visit GatorFood.com for fresh-
made deep-frozen deliveries.
Sio's Pasta Company
Serving you from two location,
7 days a week. 4320 SW 20tf
Ave. Open for lunch 11am-2pn
Mon-Fri 372-9975. 6 South Mail
St. Open-lunch 11am-2pm Wed
Fri 375-7372. Both location!
open 5pm-10pm Mon-Sun. Cal
for reservations for any special
occasion or just a quiet nigh
out. Walk-ins welcome.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 1
Pageant queen uses spotlight to promote literacy
BY BRETT KELMAN
Klari Wilens-k; 20, is the kind of girl nostalgic rockers ivrite
She's that cutie from voir high school w\ho did charity
, work and loves arumals. She has oaken skin and bright yel-
loi -green eves that flash a little when she dons her big \ hite
smiles and laughs at all your jokes.
She loee- the lacksonidle laaguars and en\ies Dallas
Cowboy cheerleaders because, unlike them, she can't dance.
She's so nice shell sit and chat with you, even though
it feels like charity
WVilensky wa- crowned Miss LF on
-/ -' Monday after interview., svimnsuit, talent
S and evening gown compehtions set her
apart from 17 other contestants.
4 For her talent. Wilensky belted 'At
r Last" by Etta lames. Always considerate,
Sshe uhnted later she worried about bother-
I ing her neighbors \\ hen she practiced
Wilensky \\ilensky. \ho has been participating
in beauty pageants since she was -. will
continue to the Nhss Florida competition in lune to repre-ent
UF in a series of contests that will eventually produce the
next Nliss Amenca.
To Wilensky, June's pageant, like every other, is just
a wa\y to continue her crusade against iliterac\. Wilensky's
platform is "Give a Book." w-hich raises money to send books
customized to feature the child recent img it, to encourage read-
ing. She started working with the program in high school.
Vilenskv is a fitness, wellness major who plans on mas-
tenng in special education
She wants to be a teacher, although the pa' is bad and the
stones on her croTwn aren t real.
"The kids are their own payment." she said.
Japanese Mediterranean Mexican Pizza Vegetarian
:'2 SW 35th Blvd. (Butler Plaza
mfortable environment. Our
pensive SUSHI BAR provides
Best portions in town. All
;hi made-to-order. Try our new
'nu with new rolls, appetizers,
ich specials, & unique rice
nes. Open every day 11:30am-
pm. To Go orders available on
erything. 335-3030. Delivery
ailable through Gatorfood.com
ilool h lounge
srah's On the Avenue
inesville's Premiere Hookah
lunge! One of Farah's best
Iden treasures are its hookah
iacco pipes also known
Argilleh, these flavorful,
;omatic concoctions of taste-
d smell offer a relaxing
Pod either before, after, or
'rhaps even while dining at
rah's. We use only the finest
and of premium .hookah
bacco and natural charcoal,
ported directly from the
editerranean Gulf. For your
ning pleasure we offer meze,
Iditional small plates of food,
such as hummus, kibbie, falafel,
spinach & artichoke dip, baba
ghanoush, and kifta. Famous
for our wings, gyros, burgers
and steaks. Large vegetarian
selection. All service in a casual
atmosphere. Saturday nights
BELLY DANCING beginning at
8pm. 1120W.Univ.Ave. 378-5179.
1011 W. University Ave.
11-10 Mon-Sun 336-5323. We
have the best Falafel, Tabouli,
Hummus, Baba, Grape Leaves
& Gyros-beef or chicken. Fresh
smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita
Bread Bakery at 2401 SW
13th St., 372-4995. We sell
hookahs, parts, charcoals,
fine tobacco, and halal meat.
Serving Gainesville since 1976.
Made to order, made from scratch
Many vegetarian & vegan items
available. Open 7 days, 11am-
10pm. 16 NW 13th St. 378-5948.
You've had the rest, now try the
BEST Mexican food in Gainesville.
We have great fajitas & vegetarian
cuisine. Loved by Gators past
and present since 1990. Best
homemade salsa in town. Open
7 days a week for lunch and
dinner. 1723 SW 13th St. Take out
and catering available 376-6989.
Catering Gainesville for 16 years
now! Come and enjoy authentic
Mexican food at reasonable
prices. Try one of our fajita
entrees or choose from several
vegetarian selections. Also try
our special grilled pork chops
with black beans and rice. Don't
forget about our tasty margaritas
on special Mon-Thurs at $2.25 &
2-4-1 Mich Lite & Bud Lite drafts,
$1.95 Mon& Tues. Located behind
Redo oste ross from Oa
Mall. *Carry out also available*
332-0878. Closed Sunday.
Casino's Pizza & Subs
Try Us, You'll Love Us! Specialty
pizzas, subs, calzones, salads,
stromboli, desserts, wings, and
sides. Large 1-topping pizza
for delivery only $6.99! Our
carryout special 1-topping pizza,
everyday: small $2.99, medium
$4.99, large $5.99. Try the Real
Deal! VIP Lunch and Dinner
menu everyday delivery or
carryout 11 items each $6.99 Call
Us, You'll Love Us! 372-4848 1710
SW 13th St. Open from 10am-4am.
Pizza legend since 1973. Whole
pizzas & slices. Open 7 days a
week 9am 11pm Sun-Thurs.
Fri & Sat till 12am. Call ahead
for pickup 375-2007. For delivery
call 379-FOOD. Located next
to Bistro 1245. Leo's Cafe open
daily 9am. Flavored coffees,
espressos & fresh baked pastries.
-Take a trip to
1974, -e've been dishing out
high-quality ingredients in all of
our specialty pizzas, monumental
hoagies, and scrumptious salads.
And yes, we deliver. 1209 W.
University Ave. 367-0012.
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine
prepared with all natural
ingredients. Organic food,
smoothies and juices.. Amex/
Visa/ATM. 10am-9pm 505 NW
Delicious traditional Vietnamese
cuisine with popular Asian
favorites as well. Pho, Bahn-
Cuon, Bahn Xeo, Banh Tom Ha-
Noi. -Enjoy great food at great
prices. Big new room! Family
owned restaurant. Next to
Holiday Inn downtown. Dine in
or take out. Catering available.
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun
For information on
BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND
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includes everything gym, pool, DSL, elec-
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Furnished 2 & 3 bedrooms from $875
Luxury living with all the perks!
'r-' des cable, utility packages avail
ll we need is you! 372-8100
3UPLEX Efficiency -Tower & Archer Rd.
1BR, BA & kitchen, appliances, Dish
network, covered patio, picnic area, utils
included. $425/mo $100 sec dep. 352-372-
1/1 in 4/4 at The Exchange apts. Avail
mmed, Female roommatess, all inclusive,
1o dep, on rt 20 to campus. Great deal-494-
:emale wanted to share 3/2 with fer UF
senior, furn or unfurn,.no set lease dates,
jery flexible, cable int, W/D, located on SW
Archer, $350/mo utils incl 371-2909 3-8-7-1
**Room in big 4/2 furnished house**
$325 summer $420 fall all utilities included
FREE commuter decal
W/D, high speed internet
GATOR PLACE APTS 3600 SW 23 St. 2BR/
1BAW/D is optional. Park in front of your apt.
Pet play park. 2 mi to VA/Shands. $525/mo
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $325/mo.
01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
Walk to UF, Studios and 1 BR's
From $499. Free parking
Open Weekends 371-7777
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**Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $460/mo@02-1 $520/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
Soff SW 20th Ave. $410 $515, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066 335-7066. 4-20-71-2
Quiet! Convenience Location!
* 1BR $460 2BR $530
* Beautiful pools/courtyards!
* Walk to UF! Pets Welcome!
* Now or August! 372-7555
SEPARATE FROM THE COMMON PLACE
Luxury 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA
W/D incl. *FREE Cable*Alarm*
24hr. Gym* FREE Tan* Close to UF
Museum Walk 379-9255
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Oul House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-20-71-2
"Free for All"
Huge 3BR/2BA $850
Alarm cool pool tennis b-ball
Free UF parking Perfect for pets
Amazing specials 376-4002
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-20-71-2
Perfect for 1, Big enough for 2!
750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love pets!
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
SEEING IS BELIEVING!!!
1 BR/1 BA*22BR/2BA3BR/3BA TH
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW and FALL*377-2777
JI nTurnsn eq J
Luxury 2 & 3 BRs
FREE tanning, 24 hr Gym
Gated entry, pets ok
Limited spots, 372-0400
***Beautiful and New***
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866)
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
Make Them Green With Envy!
Luxury 2&3 Bedrooms from $850
Pool*Hot Tub*Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
Reserve now for fall! 372-8100
HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations and price ranges
If you are tired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
Leasing Now & Fall
Large 2BR/1 BA $629, 3BR/2BA $855
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org
1 BLOCK FROM UF
Luxury 2BR/2BA townhomes.
W/D, private balconies.
Open until 8pm and WEEKENDS
Leasing for Fall 371-0769
WALK TO UF
Studios and 1Brs
For Fall from $460
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
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Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
One of a kind luxury! 372-7 11
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease
Sun Island Properties
Need space for a 2,3 or 4-some?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
Want more? Free even!'
4BR 2.5 $1020 Only 1 left
Spacious floor plan alarm tennis
Free UF parking 376-4002
BIG VALUE, SMALL PRICE
2BR TH $639 inc W/D,-alarm, park free@UF
Pets welcome, Daily Specials!
Avail NOW or Fall 373-1111
1st MONTH FREE!
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
More for less, FREE even!
2BR/2BA- Only $680
Pool bus route alarm -tennis
Pet perfect- Free .
Stop by and see us 376-4002
1BR/1 BA $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.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 15
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 3-31-57-2
**LIVE IN LUXURY***
HUGE TWNHMS:2/2 & 3/3
Free cable, w/HBO & Showtime
W/D*alarm*free tanning*comp lab
Pets welcome*Private dog park
Leasing NOW & FALL 377-2801
Free Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
& DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
Now 372-9913 4-20-71-2
Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
1BR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
HOUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
630 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
Ig screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All util. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 3-7-45-2
Affordable Apts Next to UF!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 & 3BR
Avail Aug. Specials from $489/mo. Lofts
hrdwd firs & more. Going Fast! 376-6223
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-2
(DOB 10/08174); 5'06",
175 lbs, Black Hair,
Call (352) 372-STOP
S For Rent
*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 3BR/1 BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
Available March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
3BR/2BA House $950
1BR/1BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1/2 PRICE APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
PET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee. town-
homes. 2BR, privacy fence, modern ap-
pliances, ceiling fans, SW. Private owner,
please leave detailed message. $375-525/
mo 331-2099 3-10-40-2
SHORT LEASE NEGOTIABLE on some
units SEE PET'S PARADISE AD 352-331-
LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?
The Leasing Connection
1608 NW 1stAve
Located right behind Florida Bookstore
Plenty of FREE PARKING!
FREE Apartment & Housing
Call 352-376-4493 or visit
4BR/4BA at UF
Only 2 left for Fall.
W/D, Alarm, Pets Ok..
Open WEEKENDS 371-0769
WOOD FLOORS at UF
1&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ W/D
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
I For Rerit For Rent
U unfurnished ) I furnished
115 STEPS FROM CAMPUS!!!
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
2BR/1.5BA 5-10 min bike ride to med or UF.
All new carpet, W/D, DW, stove. No smk,
pets, 239-898-9317 1038 B off SW 6 St on
10th Ln. $600/mo 3-7-38-2
DOWNTOWN LOCATION 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CHEAP RENT 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UF
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $650/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300-off deposit 0 376-2507
3BR/4BR LIKE A HOUSE **
Huge townhouse, fireplace,
W/D hook-ups, patio,
New carpet & tile, fitness & basketball
high speed wireless internet
3BR/2.5BA only $850
4BR/3BA only $1099
Close to UF in SW
All the space you need only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
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Haile Plantation Laurel Park. 3BR/2BA
Beautiful home. Quiet neighborhood. Great
running trails. $1200/mo' Avail 3/1. Bruce
DUCK POND! Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1BR $699 2BR $839 3BR $999
$150 dep. Full size W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Centerl
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
DUCKPOND AREA Cute 3BR/1BA cent
H/AC, fireplace, W/D hk-up, DW, tile & wood
floors 731 NE 9th St $850/mo 316-1637 2-
BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL!
*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
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO UFI 3BR 2BA, carport,
Washer/dryer, porch, pets considered,
Avail now! $895/rent, 2222 SW 14th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CUTE NW HOUSE! 2BR 1BA, Ceramic tile,
screen porch, w/d hookups,
$750/rent, 4234 NW 26th Drive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1,2 & 3BR with GATED ENTRY!
HUGE apts w/screened porches
FREE Alarm FREE Tanning
24-hour Gym Quiet NWArea
Move-in Specials 372-0400
Avail. Aug 1: 4bed/2bath house. Ceramic tile
floors, extragame room, fenced yard, pet ok,
wash/dry provided. 1330 NW 39th St. 339-
2342 for directions $1275/mo 3-9-20-2
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
Rent With Us Today,
Buy With Us Tomorrow!
Condo, House & Townhouse Rentals
Ask About Our Lucrative
Tenant Rewards Program!
2BR/2BA 2 Car Garage $525/mo
3BR/1.5BA House $795/mo
2BR/2BA Cony to UF $925/mo
Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118
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,
JW'O, f rrm o375-8256
'Move in today... $150 Deposit
One bedrooms $449
Summer Place Apts
. .4- 4.2 "
U\ For Rent
S unfurnished .
GAINESVILLE'S FINEST LIVING
Luxury 3/3. & 4/4's from only $370/bdrm
includes extended cable, water/sewer, 24 hr
gym, Free Tanning
SPRING & SUMMER SPECIALS
Call the Landings at 336-3838
1*2*3 BR GINORMO(S '
Affordable, Spacious living
Only 1 mile to UF, RTS 13
HUGE BRs, Ceramic tile
Relax & Enjoy *377-7401*
2 Bed 1 Bath in old house. Downtown.
Hardwood Floors, high ceilings, bets 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
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
Very clean condo 2BR/2.5BA, 5 min to UF,
10 min to Shands, cent AC, DW, W/D, cable,
internet, pool, $800/mo 352-472-9778, 305-
299-3485, email@example.com 3-9-10-2-
HISTORIC DUCKPOND NEIGHBORHOOD
Charming studio. Privacy over detached
garage. 1.8 mi from UF. $450+/mo. sec. dep.
Small pets. Avail now. 371-7149 2-25-7-2
CUTE 1BR w/STUDY, new kitchen, $495/
mo. 302 NW 19th Ave.
Call Greentree Realty 317-4392 3-9-10-2
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
RENT TO OWN upscale 3BR/3BA condo w/
garage. All 1-floor living. Center of'6tvntown
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!
Living it up!! Luxury style!!
1 & 2 BR, Private patios, walking
distance to UF, next to Sorority Row,
Alarm, pets OK, W/D, HUGE bdrs & walk-
in closets. "Walk to UF" Call 372-7111
DEAL OF A LIFETIMEI!
3BR/3BA ONLY $365/PERSON
FREE cable w/HBO/SHOWTIME, Alarm
Gated* 24 hr gym* FREE Tanning* Close to
UF Leasing for NOW and FALL 377-2777
Live in luxury minutes from campus,
Shands, etc: Huge 1BR apt brand new mod-
ern kitchen, tile floors, double french doors
looking out on huge backyar $695/mo. Call
Deeply Discounted luxury Apartment in
Hidden Lake. Huge 2BR/2BA FREE cable
w/HBO & SHOWTIME Must Rent $740/mo
neg call 786-295-7267 2-25-2-2
2BR/1BA Duplex in Duckpond ArBe Cent
H/AC, W/D hookups, wood floors, 605 NE
6th Ave. $550/mo, sec dep. Call 3e.6-935-
A cozy stone cottage. Bike to UF. 2BR/1BA
w/office & large yard. $695/mo. Drive by 1st,
303 SE St. then call 352-538-1310 2-25-2-2
Continued on next page.
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16, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24,2005
UI Subleases 3 | Subleases
SRoommates I Rommates .: Real Estate-
Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo
Now til Aug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all
OXFORD MANOR 1BR/1BA, walk-in-closet,
private bath in 2BR/2BAfurn, all util incl $512/
mo neg. 1st month free. Female. Sublease
until 7/05. 904-571-8337 3-10-20-3
CAMPUS LODGE 2-3BRs. Vaulted ceiling.
Fully furn. Everything incl. $505/mo each.
$300 TO MOVE IN!
1BR/1BA in 3/3 @ The Exchange! Furn,
kitchen, big pool, comp rm, rec rm, close to
campus, on bus rt. $508/mo. Call 561-317-
FEBRUARY FREE! 1 bedroom. Loft located
near Oaks Mall; Bus accessible; Washroom
on site. Security Required. Call 371-2858 for
more info 3-8-10-3
Sublease Now-July 31, 2005 Sunbay Apts
2BR/1BA $400/mo $200 deposit included.
Close to UF/On bus route 16. 352-256-7831
or 305-467-5255 3-8-10-3
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. call 866-837-1309 or visit
CUTE 2/1 APT FOR $450/MO
Located Beval Apts 2330 SW 35th PI. W/D
hkups, new carpet. Avail 2/27/05 7/31/05.
Ask about bonus 256-0501 2-24-5-3
LIVE DOWNTOWN ARLINGTON SQUARE
1BR/1BA, Pool View, Pets OK!
$550 Per Month
Available now thru July 31st
Call 246-8227 2-24-5-3
MOVE IN NEXT WEEK! MARCH FREE
Awesome 1BR/1BA single, 3 blocks from UF.
Pets Welcome. Call 316-6741 2-24-5-3
4BR/3BA, 2200 sq ft liv, dining & fam. Porch,
fenced, garage, wood floors. Near UF. 1301
NW 31st Dr. $1350/mo; $900/mo Feb-April
371-1998, 339-2379 2-25-6-3
$240/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE
+ 1/3 utilities
3BR/2BA Boardwalk Apt
Call PK @ 954-682-5979
or call 904-705-1689 2-25-5-3
$374 for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA 1st month
1/2 offl Pvt BA, furnished, incis water, sewer,
garbage, pest control, ethernet, cable, elec.
Great deal. Lease from May-Aug 10, 05. Call
Beautiful 1BR apt in a picturesque part of
town, 5 min to downtown. Avail May mid-
Aug.. Call for information 870-3988 2-25-5-3
Subleaser needed $399/mo 1 BR/1 BA on NW
20th Ave. March 1st thru July 31st. March is
FREE. No dep needed. You keep $99 sec
dep. Call Kevin or Mandy 352-281-0252
EXCHANGE 2BR avail- in 4BR/4BA. Fully
furn. Everything incl. Avail May-Aug. Price
neg. Call 561-271-7800 or 561-706:2073.
SUMME'R sublease! 1BR in a 4BR Campus
Club apt. $400/mo incl maid svc, util, cable,
furn, ethernet & more. NO FEES! May-Aug.
Female only. Please call 352-262-5995 3-
*CHEAP & CLOSE TO UF*
$265/mo. Cheap util + nice people. 1BR
in 4BR/2BA townhouse. Spacious, laundry
access, no pets. Call Megan 904-476-8784
CAMPUS LODGE APT. No move-in fee.
Female roommate. Everything incl. $514/mo
price NEG. From April thru Aug. Call 727-
Female sublease at Courtyards. 1BR in
spacious 4/2 townhouse. All furniture & utils
included; $399/mo sec dep & 1st mo rent free.
514-6408 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 3-11-9-3
Frederick Gardens 2BR/1BA March July.
Great location, blocks from UF & Shands.
Will pay $300 move-in dep & you keep
initial dep. $515/mo. Contact 352-246-4185
SANTA FE POINTE 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA.
Fully furnished. Available now thru Aug 15th.
$400/mo. Call 954-536-8010 3-7-5-3.
OXFORD MANOR SUBLEASE 1BR in 3BR
townhouse, own BA, W/D, wireless net,
digital cable, phone. Pay rent & util $296 +.
Comfortable 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA avail now
thru July. Fully furn, cable & all utils incl.
Close to mall & campus. $440/mo. Call 262-
SUBLEASE April thru Aug. Townhouse.
Spacious 2BR/2.5BA. W/D, DW, new carpet,
balcony & porch. Pool, tennis, all pets ok. No
fees. $749/mo Call 332-5344. 3-15-10-3
Attention: Female roommate needed for sub-
lease of 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt. $374/mo
incl utils. Avail immediately. Call Madgene
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt furn liv rm, kit, laun-
dry W/D, pool, tanning, clubhouse, bball, ten-
nis 1st mo FREE. $400/mo incl elec, water,
garbage. No activity fees. Call 786-554-9339
Sublease thru July. 2/1 house w/hw firs, Ig
closets, H/A, ceiling fans, Ig fenced yd, pets
ok, nr downtown. Keep $400 dep. $600 mnth
rent. 507 SE 8th St. 337-2630. 2-25-2-3
Deeply Discounted luxury Apartment in
Hidden Lake. Huge 2BR/2BA FREE cable
w/HBO & SHOWTIME Must Rent $740/mo
neg call 786-295-7267 2-25-2-3
SUPER FALL SUBLEASE!! 1 Block behind
Swamp. 1BR in 3BR/1.5BA. $400/mo. Avail
Aug-Dec. Hardwood floors. Call 850-294-
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now. $400.- up. 352-538-2181.Lv mes-
sage. Private Owner 4-20-71-4
Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
UF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/mo.Aval Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4
M/F NS Grad student/professional wanted to
rent furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5 mi
to Shands. Kitchen, LR, laundry $425+ utils
336-5450 or 954-646-1341 3-8-40-4
WALK TO SFCC
New 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA home Rent $350/
400/mo by indiv BR. Avail 2/9. Call 283-6279
Female student to join 2 females in nice 3BR
house off NW 8th Ave, 3 mi from UF on bus
rt, tile/hardwood, fenced yard, $275/mo + 1/3
GRU & HS internet dig cable, 381-5597 3-
Walk to UF
1BR open for N/S in luxury house w/2 gradu-
ate students. $400/mo + 1/3. util, indl W/D.
Avail 2/9. Call 283-6279 2-25-13-'4
M/F responsible student to share 3BR/2BA
home in quiet NW area. $300/mo + 1/3
utils. Call 352-303-6128 or 727-458-2737
Beautiful home in trees on quiet street near
UF. Quiet for study. Gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, hi-spd DSL internet, cable TV, W/D,
cent A/C, Ig yard, cats welcome. $350 + 50
utils. 352-271-8711 2-24-10-4
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
GIRLS ONLY 2 rooms each w/pvt-baths.
Cent AC, W/D, cable incl. Internet-ready.
$375/mo each. 1 MO FREE. Call 352-472-
Roommate needed. $200/mo + $200 refund-
able dep. + 1/2 util. Furnished 2BR/2BA.
Must be able to pass a background check.
Walk to UF 1939 NW 5th Ave. Private BA,
W/D, CHA, Diig cable, wireless internet, flex-
ible lease, 352-682-9342 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
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-
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-
4BR/2BA HOUSE need roommates. Rent
$300/mo ea + utils. Call Erin 352-262-8457
NS MALE: Responsible grad student/
professional for 1BR/pvt BA in large quiet
home 1 mi north of UF. No party-hounds.
$535/mo incl all util, wireless, W/D, cable.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Female roommate wanted for 1 furn BR in
2BR/1BA. $230/mo + 1/2 utils. 10 min from
campus. Summer lease negotiable. Please
call Maggie 941-400-5210 2-25-2-4
* l Real Estate J
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5
NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price or condition. Call Ed & Diane
The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats,
or view the University from your 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Prices starting in the $180's 375-
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
LIVE THE LUXURY OF
Manhattan/S. Florida loft style condos.,
Brand new, spacious floorplans, 2/2.5,
3/3.5, 1400 sq ft, 18 ft windows, exposed
ductwork, polished floors. On bus rt
Close to campus/Archer Rd. Take advan-
tage of pre-construction prices. Call Matt
Price at Campus Realty Today,'281-3551
or visit www.loftsoasis.com 3-8-20-5
WANT ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO BE
JEALOUS OF YOU NEXT YEAR?
Own + live in a new luxury campus-
area condo. Over 10 new projects to
choose from at affordable prices. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call today
352-281-3551 Matt Price Campus Realty
TIRED OF RENTING?
Let me help you find a house or condo to call
your own. Call Brett Wherry at 352-412-8662
Century 21 ClassicProperties 352-376-2433
x 20 3-11-21-5
Condo Countryside at UF. 4BR/4BA. Close
to UF, W/D, tiles kitchen, pool & gym. 3rd
floor. Quiet location. $176,000 Call 352-332-
LEASE TO OWN
Upscale 3BR/3BA condo w/garage. All 1-
floor living. Center of downtown Gainesville.
Aprox 1900 sq.ft. $299,000. For more info
call 413-281-6272 3-17-15-5
BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil-
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new,
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372-
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400. Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6 .
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
Exciting management opportunities for
Bilingual (Spanish/English) individuals in:
* Customer Services Collections
* Credit Granting Human Resources
Information Session: 3/15/05 Interviews: 3/16/05
FACS is the credit services and centralized financial support resource for
all Federated.Department Stores, such as Macy's and Bloomingdale's.
For more information, contact the Career Center. If unable to attend the
interviews, send your resume to: FACS Group, Inc., Human Resources
- EDP, 13141 34th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33762.
Financial Adninistaive and Cr i Sen ices
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 17
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
BedsOFull mattress & boxspring sets
$49OQn sets $89*Single sets $390King
sets $990From estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
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
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
Gas Dryer Wanted
w& MA44 Ho;uS, C69&!
Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
M/F Cert MCSE technicians. 333-8404.
*G'ville Computer. Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
- computer/laptop repair
- networks, wireless, virus
- we BEAT all prices!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
$101 TV's, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES
Police Seized! From $10! Info 800-749-
8128 ext M974. 3-7-20-8
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
0 Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9
0 1 For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional cooking utensils.
R.W.Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St,' Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939. 4-20-71-10
STRESS? OVERLOAD? NEED TO RELAX?
OR LOOKING FOR LOVE? Try Aphrodisia
Beverage. 0 calories, 0 sugar w/relaxing aph-
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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
Your roommate hasn't done the dishes in
How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the
3 | Motorcycles, Mopedsj |
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW4th Ave. 373-8823
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW 67th Place
Best-prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on web-
1999 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6
Must sell.. $3300 OBO Tony 941-320-9522
2003 BUELL BLAST
500cc, 7960 mi, Fun ride. $2795. Call 352-
IMl Autos 3
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Best Cars Lowest Prices'
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**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142.
$500! Police Impounds!
Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas, etc.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 3-7-
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring your W2 & drive home today. Cash
cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
now 338-1999 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
We finance anyone! $2000 discount off fi-
nance price. More than 150 vehicles in stock.
Call. 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
'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
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Daytona,
2DR, V-6 Supercharger, AT, leather, sunroof,
Bose, exc condition, $10,900 OBO 352-264-
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 email@example.com
1996 GEO TRACKER
White, 4D, manual, AC, 88k. $1900(BO.
Call 352-256-8080 2-24-4-12
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The Board ofDirectors of Campus Communications, Inc., publisher of
Ihe iadependen florida
announces the openings for the position
with experience in journalism and
as an unpaid member of the Board of Directors
for the separate position of the
a paid position as head of the Editorial Division
and as an unpaid member of the Board of Directors
The applications for these positions are available at the reception desk
at the entrance of the first floor of The Alligator Building at 1105 W.
University Ave., each weekday between 1 4 p.m. from March 1
until March 21. Please do not call. Further written information is
available at the time an application is picked up. Please allow up
to 15 minutes at that time to read information you will need for the
application process. The application must be returned to the same
desk by 3 p.m., March 28. THIS IS AN ABSO-LUTE DEADLINE.
Interviews and selections by the Board of Directors will be held at The
Alligator offices in a meeting open to the public at a date and time
to be announced. Applicants must be present at that meeting to be
considered. Applicants must be degree-seeking college or university
students. Preference will be given those who have experience at The
Campus Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
3, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24,2005
303 TOYOTA TACOMA EXTENDED CAB
3k miles, tan, AC, AM/FM/CD/cassette,
jto, 4 cyl, 2WD, tow pkg, bed liner. Asking
14,000. Call 352-485-1720 or 352-317-
DCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
IAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
3P CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
-WELRY. 373-9243 4-20-71-13
n-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
3eds 0tans on Sundays only to Mass @
u'een of Peace Catholic Church or St.
,ujustine Catholic Church. For more info
al 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
k* I WILL BUY YOUR...**
Car, Truck, House or Furniture
"FOR FAST CASH"
Call Now! 352-538-1690
FOSTER PARENTS WANTED*
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3I come a foster parent. Call Florida Mentor
)r details. 352-332-8600 2-25-5-13
deo games & units. X-Box, Playstation2,
;eme Cube, Nintendo 64, Sega, Gameboy.
11l 321-356-7971 2-25-2-13
m Help Wanted
hi3 newspaper assumes no responsibil-
y for injury or loss arising from contacts
lade through advertising. We suggest that
,r, reader who responds to advertising use
a ition and investigate the sincerity of the
id\ artiser before giving out personal infor-
n d(ion or arranging meetings
.1 E- TO WORK-WITH LUXURY CARS?
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w r 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
t 1, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
or Details. 4-20-71-14
1n mal care Tech looking for hard working
st -;on to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
r-. i, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
i S5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
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-- Magic maze-
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work spring break.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm 378-
2442 or come in and fill out an application
@ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext.6254
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP Paid training. Call
Mortgage lender has sales positions avail
for college students seeking prof work exp.
$8-9/hr + bonus. No exp req'd, flex hrs. Apply
in person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900 SW 34
St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)4-20-
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (must have full day
avail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
shifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply in person 7404
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 2-28-38-14
World's largest pizza delivery company now
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers
All you need is a reliable car & a very posi-
tive attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's
locations in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision.making &
smoking. If interested come to the psychol-
ogy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
gatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
$8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule.
Call Dave for info: 379-9600 3-11-35-14
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed.
Gatorfood.com is looking for responsible,
enthusiastic people. City geography knowl-
edge, customer svc. exp helpful. Room for
advancement For more info: David 379-3663
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
MARY POPPINS: Where are you?
FT NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
4 jobs avail TODAY: Great $$$ for exp.
Noah's Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 2-25-37-
PT/FT NANNIES NEEDED
Good $ for exp: grad stud. welcomed bkgd
ck: 12 REAL $$ jobs avail NOW
Noah's Ark-Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
NANNIES MORNING SHIFT
Several positions availabel for
Part Time, good $$$$$ MNOW
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT No
experience necessary. For more info call
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
* Co-Ed Camp
* Seven Weeks
* Room and Board Included
GET PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
ext. 250 or 352-669-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-1
For live show performers:
Auditions are held in Tampa Bay on
the first Wednesday of each month in 2005
Busch Gardens is seeking: dancers, dancers with West African
training, singers, gymnasts that dance, variety-or specialty acts,
costumed characters, technicians and instrumentalists for a wide
variety of live shows including a new Broadway-style show called
Katonga. Visit our website for helpful audition tips, pay rates,
photos of show performers and show descriptions.
Excellent Benefits! s
call &13-987-5164 or visit: AR DENS
You must be 18years old to apply Busch Gardens isan equal opportunity employer and supports a safe and drug free workplace. Applicants
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SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for personable, responsible, enthu- -
siastic, fun people. Customer service exp,,
helpful. For more info call David 379-3663
PART TIME WORK
Great pay, flex scheds, sales/svc
All ages 18+, conditions apply
GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey
LEARN how you can EARN $100K + per
year P/T. Training Provided. 800-631-8230
FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
Instruct 3rd thru 12th grade students from
any location; internet connection required;
send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 2-24-
Fun work environment! Work around
classes. All majors welcome. Customer
sales/svc. Conditions Apply. CALL 335-
Motivated, organized woman needed to fill
position of House Director for active UF so-
rority. Please call 561-213-1818 to inquire.
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-
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
FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS
Looking for person with experience to help
get us on the GSA schedules and promote
our products to government agencies. Send
resume to email@example.com www.gleim.com
Local A/G church needs WORSHIP
background/contemporary songs. Paid posi-
tion. Call Pastor Terry 352-472-5433/352-
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005 N ALLIGATOR, 1'
*i l Help Wanted
FT toddler teacher wanted 8:30-5:30 M-F.
2-yr old teachers wanted 12:30-6:30 M-F, 2:
30-6:30 M-F, 7:30-4:30 M-F. Previous child-
care experience desired. 1049 Museum Rd
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must, graphic skills preferred. Contact
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If you are looking for PART TIME WORK
during the daytime, in a professional office
environment, then call me. We are Infinite
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INBOUND CALL CENTER needs people.
Flex schedule. Many positions available, day
& night shifts, Earn $12-15/hr. Call 1-877-
ZAXBY'S on Archer Road is now hiring
COOKS & CASHIERS.
Positions available for full or part time in
sales. Gator Mania in Oaks Mall. Call 331-
7353 or 331-1831 3-18-17-14
PROGRAMMER Internship -
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PT Maintenance Technician.
Variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties.
Contact SFCC Davis Center at 352-395-
Food Service Worker
Gator Dining Services is looking for food
service workers with experience in. food
prep and hot line serving. Day or night shift.
Competitive pay, flex hours. Apply at Gator
Dining Services business office 2-24-5-14
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LEGAL ASSISTANT for Pl/Criminal law of-
fice. Will train bright, energetic recent college
grad. Fax resume to Courtney 352-335-2272
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flexible hours. Skills include great attitude,
ability to multi-task, affinity for fast-paced
work environment, and enthusiasm for food
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005 ALLIGATOR, 21
UF left in rough as Auburn steals tournament win
By NICK ZACCARI
The UF women's golf team didn't claim victory, but one UF
aillnirll did fly home a winner.
Former UF golfer and current Auburn assistant coach Joy
Stephenson and the Tigers took both the team and individual
trophies at the Puerto Rico Classic on Wednesday.
The Gators finished third with a final-round 307 (+19), the
highest total of any team that placed in the top nine.
Auburn, who came into Wednesday with a seven-stroke
cushion over UF, secured a comfortable 21-shot win with a
"Overall, I feel like we should have done better," UF coach
Jill Briles-Hinton said. "But we just have to learn from what
happened and go home and correct ourselves before the next
"Andrea [Vander Lende] had a great run all
tournament. She was consistent for us, and
that's what kept us in the running for the title."
UF women's golf coach
tournament. We need to come back in the next event being
stronger than what we were."
Tiffany Chudy echoed this disappointment for the Gators.
The freshman took her first lead going into a final round this
season and proceeded to record a 79 (+7), falling back into a tie
for ninth at 9 over. Auburn's Diana Ramage fired a 69 (-3) to
win the tournament by five shots.
"Tiffany had a great match," Briles-Hinton said. "She put
Soccer scores nine players
UF head coach Becky Burleigh announced
Wednesday that seven players will join the Gators
soccer program for the 2005 fall season. Also, two
new players joined the UF team this spring.
Leading the class is two midfielders: Ameera
Abdullah of Denver, Colo., and Katarina Bazos
of London, Ontario. UF's class contains several
players with Olympic Development Program
experience. Forward Carly Deiter of Freedom,
Pa., was selected to the 2003 and 2004 Region I
ODP Katie Davis, a goalkeeper from Lake Mary
was a member of the 2001 and 2002 Florida ODP
Forward Katie Green of Knoxville, Term., has
been a part of the Tennessee State ODP team since
1999. She is the 2005 Tennessee Player of the Year.
Forwards Megan Kerns, from
Ames, Iowa, and Brittney
Marriott of Satellite are ODP
Forward Stacy Bishop
transferred to UF for spring
after playing, the last two
seasons for Louisiana State.
Burleigh Another newcomer to the
Gators progmam tifus spring is
forward/midfielder Jacie Henderson.
"This is a. gifted class that will address our
needs," Burleigh said.
herself in the running to win. She shot low, she shot great, and
that's all we can ask her to do."
Joining Chudy in ninth was UF senior Andrea Vander
Lende, who finished with a 4-over 76.
"Andrea had a great run all tournament," Briles-H-inton
said. "She was consistent for us, and that's what kept us in the
running for the title."
The lowest round for UF on Wednesday came from Sandra
Gal, who fired a 2-over 74 to move into a tie for 25th at 231
(+15). A pair of UF golfers finished two shots behind Gal in a
tie for 35th. Junior Camila Gonzalez and individual competitor
Eleanor Tucker each ended with a 17-over 233 for the tourna-
C.J. Kim, who rebounded from an opening 83 with a 76 on
Tuesday, finished up at 21-over in a tie for 45th after a 78 (+6)
in the final round.
GIRV BALLS, from page 24
I've never been a fan of the oc-
casional "chucking" ways of the
Gators. But, I'll reluctantly admit, the
fact now is that a little bit of chuck-
ing could be the key to postseason
Based on the ability of this squad,
that success could come to fruition.
There's good hope for UF to be in
the Sweet 16, especially with all the
upsets going on in college basketball
(sans Illinois, of course).
However, there is no margin for
Because if you have a bad shoot-
ing night, it's lights out on your sea-
son. That's what Billy Donovan has
to work with.
You know what else is troubling?
Roberson could pull it off and be
the catalyst for the best season since
2000. That's troubling for any team
that is in the Gators' way.
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Vandy's 8-0 run doesn't rattle Gators
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Anthony Roberson didn't
ask for anyone's permission.
The fiery spark in his eye never
With UF's offense stalling
late in the second half, Roberson
revved his motor, surveyed the
defense, then launched a 22-foot'
three-pointer from the top of the
Well-defended? No matter.
Selfish mentality? Somewhat,
The shot swished, nudging
the Gators to a 59-49 lead and a
Some would call Roberson
cocky. Try confident.
"After a while, you had that
sense that you need to take over,"
Roberson said. "I knew it was go-
ing to be a great shot."
The clutch play contrasted
sharply against Saturday's loss
against Louisiana State.
Roberson struggled against
the Tigers, making just 2 of 9
three-pointers. But, if Roberson's
numbers wavered, his poise
"Every shooter is going to
have that kind of night," he said.
"I just tried to bounce back to-
night with the same confidence
- my confidence didn't fall down
It goes without saying that
his teammates didn't need to
encourage Roberson before the
News can appear one
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and should live on.
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"I'm not worried about Peep
making shots," said guard Matt
Walsh, with a smile.
Roberson surged to a quick
He swooshed consecutive
three-pointers less than two min-
utes into the game and scored
UF's first 11 points.
He finished with 23 points and
four 3-pointers, shooting 9 of 17.
Cool under pressure. No sur-
prises for anyone.
"We need somebody like
said. "We need
step up. He did
that tonight and
hit some big
math lesson: the Gators are 5-1
in the Southeasterh Conference
when Roberson scores 20 points
UF is 8-2 when Roberson drills
at least three 3-pointers.
In UF's SEC losses, Roberson
shot 43 percent, in comparison to
a season field-goal percentage of
-nearly 50 percent.
"For me, there's no time to
get tired," Roberson said. "It's
time to reenergize, and it's time
to keep my players up because
this is it.
"We have three more games,
and if you lose after that, you go
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Midway through the
crowd-quieting run, the
O'Connell Center erupted
after Coach Billy Donovan
was called for a technical
foul when what appeared to
be an Vanderbilt backcourt
violation went uncalled.
NICK West/Alligator Staff
UF forward Al Horford notches one of his three blocks in a
69-61 win against Vanderbilt on Wednesday. Horford also
grabbed nine rebounds.
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Chris Richard broke, up a
Vanderbilt pass, and as the
ball bounced toward mid-
court, it appeared to strike
the foot of Commodores re-
serve guard Dan Cage.
But, UF guard Anthony
Roberson was called for
reaching in on the play, and
Donovan berated the official
for his first technical since
"When I was in my 20s at
Marshall, I'd get a technical
every night," Donovan said.
"But I've only had two in the
last two years."
And with 9:59 remaining,
the dizzying style gained the
Commodores a 41-40 lead -
their first of the game when
forward Corey Smith scored
2 of his.team-high 15.
But with 2:30 remaining,
Roberson shook Vanderbilt
forward Shane Foster and hit
a three-pointer to cap a 10-0
"I don't know how he
made that shot fake," Lee
said. "That was really just a
tremendous shot and really a
Roberson, who scored a
game-high 23, rebounded
from a 2 for 9 3-point shoot-
ing performance against
Louisiana State to help estab-
lish a 10-point lead that sur-
vived some late free-throw
trouble for the win.
"I was just trying to make
something happen, and I
think I came up big for my
team down the stretch,"
Roberson .said. "That was
just my mindset: make sure
we win this game."
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Mosby: inspiration rooted in faith of relationships with religion, mother
MOSBY, from page 24
and right now, we have to get it done."
After spending last season as the Gators'
first option off the bench Mosb.- .was SEC
',th Lomrnan i thli 'ia.r No,.. Ir a itarrini'
r.. ih.- l-_bv, I le.adin, the team i -i.c r1in
.iand rA.L_'uindrini : a'. eragirint 15 5 point; and
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"I think that she has shown great im-
provement each year that she's been here,"
Peck said. "I think that she has gained the
respect and recognition from all the other
teams that we come up against."
Peck said that combining Mosby's num-
ber v. ith her er-atilit to pla.I outt-ide and
in-id-e \ ciild mnke her an .-i-.\merican
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Nick West Allgator Staff
Teammate Tishona Gregory said when Bernice Mosby (above) first got to UF. she was
like a "chicken with its head cut off." However, Mosby has turned into an excellent
woman. Gregory said.
was unsure of her responsibilities in year focus on you."
one. "She's definitely turned into an excel- One thing that ties mother and daughter
lent woman physically, mentally and defi- together is their faith in God. Gloria made
nitely on the court." sure her'children put God first in their lives.
Mosby's journey to UF was not a com- Mosby still follows that advice. Her No. 32
mon one. Born in relates to Matthew 6:33
A v o n I think when Bernice first came here, which says
Park in she was kind of like a chicken with its head cut ff. "But seek
February She's definitelytumed into an ye first th(
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1984, her excellent woman physically, mentally kingdom i
family moved t God, and His
to Clearwater, St. and.definitely on the court." righteousness,
Petersburg and finally to Tishona Gregory, guard and all these
Brooksville, where Mosby graduated from things shall be
Mosby says her family may not have
had a lot of money when she was a child,
but they got by.
"I had a good family environment," she
said. "We didn't have a lot growing up, but
we had togetherness and love,. and that's
what I love most about my family."
When the time came for Mosby to pick
a place to play basketball, her family was a
factor. Connecticut, Florida State and LSU
all came calling.
"But, she wanted to get close to home
for her family to come visit her and come
see her play," said Gloria Brown, Mosby's
mother. "It was hard for her to take Florida,
but she took it and she's enjoyed it."
Mosby lists her mother as a source of
inspiration. She said the opportunities
provided by a college education and bas-
ketball will help.her and her family live a
Gloria said that the sense of obligation
was Mosby's idea.
"That came on her own," Gloria said.
"She always wants to make sure I'm al-
right. I tell her, don't worry about me.'Just
added unto you."
She believes her faith translates to the
"I'm a little girl playing the post," she
said. "People look at me, and looks are de-
ceiving. But, it's not coming from me. I fee:
it's coming from a higher being."
God may be on the floor with Mosby
but she said that she needs to be a smart
player and listen to her coaches' advice
According to her, those things have had a
lot to do with her improvement as a played,
and as a leader.
Last year, Mosby played in the shadow
of center Vanessa Hayden, who was an All--
American her senior season. While Mosby
has assurried Hayden's scoring, she said
that she was not looking to play just like
Referencing the early season questions
about whether or not Mosby could assume
Hayden's output, Gregory said they are
different players. Instead, she thinks UF
will need someone to step in when Mosby
graduates next season.
"When she leaves, she'll need someone
to fill her shoes."
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005
Gators defy trend,
grind out SEC win
* UF IS NOW THREE
GAMES AHEAD OF SOUTH
CAROLINA IN THE EAST.
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
When the Gators' offense
clicks and. the scoreboard rolls
over to 90, Rowdy Reptiles and
alumni rejoice for their com-
plimentary Subway lunch.
For the players, 80 is the
The Gators (17-7, 9-4
Southeastern Conference) are
17-0 when they score 80 or
In SEC play, UF has won
only once against proba-
tion-depleted Georgia when
not reaching the lucky total.
Against Vanderbilt (16-11,
6-7 SEC) on Wednesday, the
Gators defied the trend to es-
tablish a comfortable second-
place standing in the SEC East
with a 69-61 win.
With third-place South
Caro ra falling to Tennessee
earlier in the evening, UF
took a three-game lead over
the. Gamecocks in a fashion
seemed improbable last
S"You could question
whether the Gators last year
would've grinded this one
out," senior forward Davidc
Lee said. "You can-legitimate-
ly say that our team might not
have gotten this victory last
year. And we can take that into
South Carolina [on Saturday],
so it's a big win."
Lee recorded 13 points and
14 rebounds for his sixth dou-
ble-double in 11 games.
Guard Matt Walsh added
Chalked with extended
possessions and constant
momentum swings, the game
never resembled the 82-65 UF
Men's Basketball tion in
Vanderbilt 61 Nashville
UF 69 on Jan. 15.
the first half, the Gators ended
with a 32-29 halftime lead.
But with a whirlwind offense
- which Lee said utilizes
about 104 different options
- Vanderbilt embarked on an
8-0 run during nearly a five-
minute stretch in the second
"I'm not sure there's a team
in the country that plays like
Vanderbilt does," Lee said.
"The second you sit there and
say, 'Alright my man's out of
the play,' and take a breath,
your guy is off two back
screens, four players and a
back-door cut to beat you."
SEE GATORS, PAGE 22
INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
By MICHAEL MAURINO
She's hard to miss.
She's the one who can bang
her way into the paint on one
end, then take the guard at the
top of the key on the other.
She's the one with scripture
written on her shoe and the
No. 33 on her back not for
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Larry
Bird but for Matthew the
Bernice Mosby is all of these
things. This season, more than
her previous two, Mosby has
become essential to UF's suc-
Tonight, she and her team-
mates have their last home
game of the season as they
host No. 18 Georgia. The
Gators (14-11, 5-7 Southeastern
Conference) are in a dangerous
position, as they need to defeat
Georgia and No. 1 Louisiana
State on Sunday to earn a
.500 mark in the conference.
That usually means a NCAA
Despite being 0-6 against
ranked opponents, Mosby
thinks the team is ready and
aware of the stakes.
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Bernice Mosby and her Gators must defeat No. 18 Georgia to-
night and No. 1 LSU Sunday to finish .500 in the SEC.
"We have to stay focused ponents this year, and we just
and stay on the same page," didn't finish. I think right now
she said. "We've had a lot of we're hungry 'for something,
close games against ranked op- SEE MOSBY, PAGE 23
Columnist says UF needs more than Roberson's solo shooting act
B asked on one half of a basketball game, the team. He most certainly can. Take a look shooting had run cold. mark. Sure, if they play better defense in those
one thing is clear, at the first six minutes of the game against They couldn't sink a games, they could win without doing so. But,
For all the blocks Al Horford makes, Vanderbilt on Wednesday. He put up 11 points shot if the hoop was the the Gators would be in the Top 10 now if they
for all the boards David Lee pulls down, for all in that span, and no one else scored for the diameter of a monster- could put up a few more points at a few key
the collective contributions by the rest of the Gators until the 13:50 mark. truck tire. moments.
team, Anthony Roberson still carries the fate I only say that it's troubling because, as I Now, UF is back at Once again, this is not to say UF is doomed
of the UF basketball team. see it, there's nothing else for them to fall back Gregg Girvan that point. But, they if it leans on the shoulders of Roberson, or that
"Well, I've learned nothing new," you on. This wouldn't be said if the date was Feb. Throwing Girv Balls have to be shooting the basketball team is nothing without them. I
might say. 24, 2001, almost a year after UF advanced to firstname.lastname@example.org hot by the time the just get the feeling that they need his shooting
From the perspective of this writer, how- the last game of college basketball's long Tournament begins, more than ever. Based on the way Roberson's
ever, it's not that simple. This is a scary propo- season. and bracket time is ap- been playing recently, he can deliver. But, his-
sition and from your perspective, it should This is 2005, however, with several disap- preaching fast. tory in the NCAAs has not been kind to the
This is not to say Roberson can't carry
NCAA Men's Basketball
Georgia Tech 56
West Virginia 70
pointing NCAA Tournament runs since.
Each time the Gators got booted early, their
*NCAA Men's Basketball: Wiscon-
sin vs. Michigan State
ESPN, 7 p.m.
*NCAA Men's Basketball: Mar-
quette vs. Cincinnati
ESPN2, 9 p.m.
And that's why it's so troubling. Each time
the Gators lose, they don't reach the 80-point
* 1993: The UF men's basketball team
records its biggest comeback ever.Trailing
by 18 points at halftime, the Gators rallied
to defeat South Carolina 80-73.
SEE GIRV BALLS, PAGE 21
* UF senior All-American Candice Scott
was named the Southeastern Conference
Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday. It
is the third such honor of the year for Scott,
who broke her own collegiate record in the
weight throw for the third time this season.