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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 108 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2005
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Online ruling may
violate state law
Don't look down
Syamak Moattari scales
a 24-foot rock wall dur-
ing the Engineering
Extravaganza, a carnival
on the Reitz Union North
Lawn held by the Benton
Engineering Council on
asey Mnersiutun / i, Iimdui oaLd
UF lobbies for grant help
By EMILY YEHLE
Low-income UF students could receive more free
money in grants and fewer interest-bogged loans if
some UF officials succeed in their lobbying.
Weeks after President Bush's proposed budget laid
out plans to kill Perkins Loans, UF officials are hoping
a grant program will rise from Perkins' ashes.
For the 2005-06 academic year, UF will not receive
the $350,000 it usually gets to help fund the Perkins
clutches the bas-
ketball during a 63-
38 UF drubbing of
No. 18 Georgia. The
junior scored 13
points and grabbed
See story, pg. 19
program. And Bush recommended retrieving all past
federal contributions to the program and using the
money to pay off a $4.3 billion Pell Grant deficit, es-
sentially ending the distribution of Perkins Loans to
Instead, the government should allow universi-
ties to invest the Perkins program's old funds into an
endowment for the Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant, or FSEOG, said Karen Fooks, di-
rector of UF Student Financial Affairs.
SEE PERKINS, PAGE 9
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* DEAN OF STUDENTS
CAN OVERRULE THE DECI-
SION BEFORE 5 P.M.
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
UF's highest court may
have violated Florida law
when, on Sunday, it denied
student voters the opportu-
nity to decide whether online
voting should be instituted for
Student Government elections
- possibly invalidating the
SG Supreme Court Chief
Justice Tobi Butensky said
Thursday the court did not
publicly post a notice of its
Sunday meeting, where it
decided that the petition
signed by more than 1,000 UF
students failed "to meet statu-
tory requirements" because
of "ambiguous, aspirational
Sunshine laws state that notice
of all meetings held by public,
decision-making bodies must
be given at least 24 hours be-
fore the meeting begins.
Dean of Students Gene
Zdziarski, the only person
who can override the court's
decision, is looking into
the matter. Unless he re-ap-
proves the petition by 5 p.m.
today, students will not have
a chance during the March
15 and 16 SG election to ap-
prove online votifig in future
After reading the court's
denial, Progress Party presi-
dential candidate MacKenzie
Moritz sent a letter to
Zdziarski asking him to over-
rule the decision.
"A lot of students at the
a University Police did
not find "enough infor-
mation to go forward
criminally" in an inves-
tigation into possible
impropriety in the
election, officials say.
See story, pg. 4.
University of Florida are al-
ready used to using online
services," Moritz said.
"The easier you make it,
the more students will do it,"
He said the committee that
researched online voting last
year found that paper ballot
elections cost"about $22,000
each, while online voting is
estimated to cost only about
$2,000 per election.
Moritz wrote in his letter
that the court's decision was
"an affront to the legisla-
tive intent of the Student
Government Election Code
and to the
body of the
S G s
Zdziarski Court gath-
ered at noon
Sunday to discuss the statu-
tory requirements of the peti-
tion, and on Monday, mailed
out a letter detailing the
petition's denial to Zdziarski,
the SG office manager, an elec-
tion commissioner and the
SG supervisor of elections.
However, none of the recipi-
ents reported receiving prior
notice of the court's meeting.
All three Student Body
presidential candidates have
come out in support of online
On Monday, Joe Goldberg's
Gator Party became the last to
announce its support of the
When asked if the court was
required to notify the public
of its meetings, Butensky said
she felt the court followed all
the rules and acted appropri-
SEE COURT, PAGE 9
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2, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2005
Former UF professor leads
trip to aid tsunami orphans
Led by a former UF.professor,
a group of young philanthropists
will spend Spring Break in an
Spurred to action by the tsu-
nami, professor Mohanalakshmi
Rajakumar contacted the direc-
tors of the Sarada Sakthi Peetam
Orphanage, which houses 120
children orphaned by the tsunami,
and was invited to volunteer.
She and her team will run a
mini summer camp, teaching com-
puter literacy, arts and crafts, and
English. The team also will bring
medicine to the Chennai, India,
"That's the thing about human
nature," Rajakumar said. "People
will survive. We just want to let
them know that we are there to
The trip will cost $7,000 for
each person. The governmental
organizations and universities
Rajakumar approached refused to
finance the trip.
Rajakumar did not take no for
an answer though and sought the
help of private citizens.
Rajakumar said she chose India
because, "Indonesia was out, the
damage was too great. Thailand,
although affected, wasn't affected
that much. That left Malaysia and
India, and India seemed like a
Rajakumar, who was bom in
Madras, India, speaks the local lan-
guage and has a network of con-
tacts in the region. Rajakumar has
previously volunteered in China,
Peru, India and Turkmenistan.
Of the six people accompany-
ing Rajakumar, two have close ties
Volunteers include UF alumnus
Amanda Chandler, who graduated
in 2002, and UF student Daron
"Daron is one of UF's best
photojournalists," Rajakumar said.
"We plan on making a photo mon-
tage of our trip."
Originally, the orphanage
hoped to have volunteers for three
to six months.
"College students have some
flexibility," Rajakumar said, "but
not that much."
Their trip will last from March 3
through March 13.
UF study: Say 'no' to motto
'Just Say No' for children
Despite the old adage, "Just
say no" may not be the best ad-
vice for kids dealing with peer
A recent UF study conducted
by psychology professor Julia
Graber found that middle
school students who found
more evasive ways to fend off
peer pressure to shoplift, fight
or vandalize property were over
six times less likely to take part in
"Adolescents find themselves
in a situation
where a range of
published in ,the
Graber November Journal
Health, surveyed 129 seventh-
grade students in New York
City. There were nearly equal
amounts of boys and girls; how-
ever, 77 percent of the students
were either black or Hispanic.
Participants were asked first
to roleplay with a college-aged
prompter in situations like smok-
ing and shoplifting. A year later,
they were asked what delinquent
acts they engaged in since.
A mere 16 percent of stu-
dents used a variety of refusals,
but these more vague refusals
worked better than a straight
"no," Graber said.
"We tried to see what kinds
of skills adolescents had when
put on the spot," she said. "They
have to think on their feet."
However, she admitted the
teens had a harder time refusing
a friend than a stranger.
"Their relationships are really
important to these adolescents,"
Graber said adding exercises
aimed at giving students more
verbal tools to withstand peer
pressure beyond a "Just Say No"
campaign should be added to
City, county leaders discuss
joint problems for the area
Figureheads from the city
and county met Thursday to
explore possible joint solutions
to area problems.
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan and
Alachua County Commissioner
Paula DeLaney exchanged
thoughts regarding the proposed
annexation of Gainesville Fire &
Rescue by Alachua County at
Concerns differed about the
ongoing debate over the annexa-
tion ot LGFR into
the county's fire
Gainesville has an
"excellent fire de-
her main concern
is keeping the level of qual-
ity of fire service constant for
Any change in GFR's status
would need approval from resi-
dents, she said.
The county's perspective is a
Its fire department covers 965
square miles compared to GFR's
55 square miles.
"We are a poor county, and
many people don't realize it,"
The county is trying to find
a way to continue providing
adequate fire service, without
raising residents' taxes.
Local firefighters are worried
about their salaries and posi-
tions within departments being
affected by an annexation.
"We take care of folks,"
DeLaney said, adding that if the
county were to annex a station,
the hierarchy would be kept
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LGBT position hurts UF in Fla. House, legislator says
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE A senior legislator said
Thursday that UF's appointment of a coor-
dinator for gay and lesbian affairs hurts the
university's support in the state House.
"We're in a culture war in this country of
ideas," Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) said
in an interview. As chairman of the House
Education Council, Baxley is the senior House
Republican on education issues.
"When I see things like UF rushing to have
the first coordinator for gay and lesbian aca-
demia, it makes it difficult for me to come up
here and support giving more taxpayer dol-
lars to institutions with these kinds of values,"
Tamara Cohen, UF's director of lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgendered affairs and
the person to whom Baxley presumably was
referring, was unavailable Thursday.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando, however,
issued the following statement.
"The goal of this position [director of
LGBT affairs] is to provide support for gay
and lesbian students and to help eliminate
discrimination as they pursue their education.
The University of Florida provides staff to
work with many student populations, includ-
ing African-American, Asian and Hispanic,
Academic persecution alleged
Baxley said he believes Florida's universi-
ties including UF are too liberal, and he has
filed a bill to stop what he says is persecution
of conservative faculty and students. The
Academic Freedom Bill of Rights, HB837, was
filed Feb. 15, and several committees will hold
hearings on the bill in the coming weeks.
House Speaker Allan Bense said Baxley has
a right to express his beliefs.
"We have this great First Amendment in
our Constitution that lets people say what
they feel," Bense said. "Rep. Baxley is a very
passionate person, and I applaud him for be-
ing open enough to share his views."
"There might also be people who feel the
other way, that conservatives are running the
show and liberals should have their day in
court," he said.
In the interview, Baxley decried what he
called "niches of totalitarianism" on univer-
"I'm pursuing an atmosphere like it used
to be: a place for open debate, where all ideas
can be heard," he said. "Too often now, liberal
professors say, 'If you don't like it, get out of
The bill states that students are not to be
graded on their political beliefs, and student
freedoms of speech and assembly cannot be
infringed upon by administration or Student
.The bill also states that funding from
student fees must be distributed on a neutral
basis on questions of political or religious dis-
agreements of opinion.
Accent draws legislator's ire
Baxley said he was especially upset by
recent speakers lured to UF by Accent, UF's
"When they spent $50,000 to bring in
Michael Moore to vomit all over the president's
record, they didn't ask you [the students] what
they wanted," he said. "Ron Jeremy, too, is an-
other person I'm not fond of. I don't consider
him an academic expert on anything. I'm just
trying to raise the bar."
UF Student Body President Jamal Sowell
said that Accent had tried to bring conserva-
tive commentator Sean Hannity to balance
Moore before last November's election, but
Hannity backed out.
Accent did bring Republican New York
Gov. George Pataki to speak after Moore.
"I hope that the bill is not trying to limit
what we can do with our SG funds," Sowell
said. "I think that such powers should stay in
the hands of the student body."
Sowell also expressed support for Cohen,
who he said was "an important member of the
administration" whose duties are to "help a
certain demographic of students whose issues
need to be addressed."
Baxley said his bill "makes no attempt to
micromanage our universities," but simply
demands that there be a standard of fairness
Classroom political agendas
The Baxley bill goes on to state that profes-
sors should not persistently introduce contro-
versial matter into the classroom that "has no
relation to the subject of study and serves no
legitimate pedagogical purpose."
Baxley said that if chemistry professors
interrupted class to talk about how President
Bush should be prosecuted for war crimes,
there would be a problem.
"A lot of it's common sense," he said.
"They know if they're using their position as a
platform for their political agenda, or if they're
"When they spent $50,000 to
bring in Michael Moore to vomit all
over the president's record, they
didn't ask you [the students] what
they wanted. Ron Jeremy, too, is
another person I'm not fond of. I
don't consider him an academic
expert on anything. I'm just trying
to raise the bar."
Florida House Representative
Hunter Williams, chairman of UF College
Republicans, said he'd heard several anec-
dotes about professors singling out students
or using a non-political class as a pulpit to
preach their political views.
"The important thing is that students come
here for an education and not to be politically
indoctrinated," Williams said. "We have a lot
of talk about diversity here, and the reason
that's put forward is that diversity improves
education. The most important kind of di-
versity is intellectual diversity and diversity
The bill also states that faculty members
must be promoted or granted tenure on the
basis of their competence in their fields of ex-
pertise and not on the basis of their political or
"What really gets me is the incestuousness
of the academic process, where professors are
weeded out based on their political and reli-
gious beliefs," Baxley said, adding he believed
there were 30 liberal professors for each con-
But Ralph Lowenstein, who served as
dean of UF's College of Journalism and
Communications from 1976 to 1994, said in all
his years at UF he had never heard of anyone
being hired, fired, granted or denied tenure on
the basis of their political or religious beliefs.
"Absolutely not," he said. "I think people
who have crazy views are not going to be
given tenure, but frankly, people have tenures
based on their scholarships and their teaching,
and what they do outside the classroom is up
As for professors bringing politics into
the classroom inappropriately, Lowenstein
said UF and other major universities already
Baxley is known as a passionate supporter
of conservative religious views, and last year
he rented out a movie theater to show state
lawmakers "The Passion of the Christ" in a
"It's not that the liberals took control over
academia, it's that we conservatives let them
have it," he said, adding that he got the idea
for his bill from the organization Students for
Academic Freedom. "This is really a clarion
call for us to get into the game."
Tethered donations proposed
Baxley said wealthy donors who give
money to universities to endow buildings and
institutes should demand those institutes get
rid of who he called "enemies of democracy
Christopher Brazda, spokesman for the UF
Foundation, said the university did not have
an official policy on whether donors could de-
mand their money be spent on hiring profes-
sors with conservative political views.
"Our fundraising policies are meant to be
inclusive as possible and as non-discriminato-
ry as possible," he said. "If somebody were to
give a gift-and restrict it on political affiliation,
our gift agreement negotiated between the
university and the donor would be weighed
on its merits on a case-by-case basis."
Rowin' in the
Jon Levy works
a rowing ma-
chine at the
Reitz Union Colon-
nade during the
Erg-a-thon, a com-
for the Florida
Crew team. For
$2, students could
members on the
machines to win a
T-shirt, and the
team pledged to
row a meter for ev-
ery penny earned.
lobbyist to UF
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE Gov. Jeb Bush nominated anoth-
er lobbyist to the UF Board of Trustees, the university's
highest governing body, on Thursday.
Courtney Cunningham, a lobbyist with Miami firm
Barreto, Cunningham, May,
UF Dudley.& Maloy, is a major
Administration Republican contributor, ac-
cording to the St. Petersburg
Times. Cunningham previously served on Bush's transi-
tion team for economic development policy, as a mem-
ber of the Florida Elections Commission and also served
in the administration of former President Bush.
Cunningham's appointment must be confirmed
by the Florida Senate, whose president, Tom Lee (R-
Brandon), has said he does not want to confirm new
lobbyists to either university boards of trustees or to the
state Board of Governors.
To ensure their insulation from lawmakers who may
try to influence their decisions, Lee has said that new
trustees should not have incomes like lobbyists' that
rely on the goodwill of the legislature.
Cunningham, a UF graduate, holds political science
and law degrees. He is a member of Phi Kappa Tau
Fraternity and Florida Blue Key.
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4, ALLIGATOR I FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2005
UPD passes election complaint to Judicial Affairs
By JUSTIN HEMLEPP
Alligator Staff Writer
University Police did not find "enough
information to go forward criminally" in
an investigation into possible impropriety
in the Student Government election, of-
Investigators instead report they will
forward the complaint, filed by an adviser
to the Student Body President Jamal Sowell,
to Student Judicial Affairs for review, UPD
spokesman Joe Sharkey said.
The specific allegations made by Sowell's
adviser, Lowell Wong, on Feb. 16 will remain
unavailable until today when further reports
detailing the now-closed case become a public
record, Sharkey said, noting he hadn't read
"They (investigators) think that there is in-
fomation in these reports that Judicial Affairs
will want to look at," he said. "We just want
to. forward to them our findings so they can
decide for themselves."
Wong, who in previous interviews de-
clined to detail his allegations, did not return
two calls to his cellular phone between 4 p.m.
and 11 p.m. Thursday.
He filed the report just hours after
several Impact Party
candidates and support-
ers either jumped ship
to Gator Party or with-
.T drew from SG politics
Altogether, some report-
members of the Black
Sharkey Student Union, a nonpar-
tisan student group, that
has denied any involvement.
The mass defection came in the waning
hours of candidate slating Feb. 15 and re-
portedly left Impact presidential candidate
Dennis Ngin shocked and "disheartened."
Sharkey said UPD detectives interviewed
five people during the investigation but could
not immediately identify them.
Judicial Affairs officials also did not
return calls Thursday, but the office's Web
site states the complaint will be reviewed
by Director Cyrus Williams, who will
decide whether to pursue charges in the
:I ;. ; :- .ill,-i,,, g Friday for an update
on this developing story.
Panel discusses Iran-U.S. relations, nuclear politics
megan v. winslow/ Alligator Start
UF professors Richard Foltz, left, and Fereshteh Ebrahimi as well as Foaad Khosmood speak to a crowd
of about 30 in the United Church of Gainesville.
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Fereshteh Ebrahimi grew up
The Iran she knew as a little girl
was saturated with Western nations
eager for a slice of the country's oil
industry, she said. Even today, the
54-year-old UF materials science
professor has not forgotten what
she called the "negative influence"
of British and American rule.
"I remember my dad even say-
ing about the bad weather, 'The
British did it,'" she said.
About 30 residents seeking to
learn more about the growing ten-
sion between America and Iran con-
vened to hear a panel discuss Iran's
past and its future at the United
Church of Gainesville on Thursday.
Ebrahimi was joined by fellow
Iranian Foaad Khosmood and UF
professor Richard Foltz, who said
the source of discontent between the
nations can be traced to about-1978.
A peaceful demonstration by
Iranians was interrupted when rul-
Ser Reza Shah Pahlavi's army fired
on the crowd. Advisers of then-
President Carter instructed him to
offer the Shah support, infuriating
many Iranians, Foltz said.
"It is very likely that the
Iranian regime is actually
using [the threat of nuclear
weapons] to say, 'We can
go nuclear when we want
to back off.'"
"That was really the beginning
of the end ... we have officially been
the 'Great Satan' since 1979 and
ever since 2000, 2002, Iranians have
been a part of the Axis of Evil," he
As to the present-day rela-
tionship between the .nations,
Khosmood said the U.S. govern-
ment's fears about a nuclear attack
could be unfounded.
"It is very likely that the Iranian
regime is actually using [the threat
of nuclear weapons] to say, 'We can
go nuclear when we want to back
off,'" he said.
Speaker discusses feminism in Islamic community
By ASHLEY JONES
Alligator Contributing Writer
Politics, not religion, is behind the
inequalities women face in the Islam
community, the president of the national
Muslim Student Association told a crowd
of approximately 70 in Rinker Hall on
The Islamic community is experiencing
an unnecessary movement called Islamic
feminism, said Hadia Mubarak, a graduate
student at Georgetown University and the
association's first female president.
"There's no need for a feminist move-
ment to emerge as long as Islamic law is
upheld," Mubarak said.
Mubarak said the Koran, Islam's holy
text, did not relegate men
Multicultural and women to different
Affairs. spheres but that they were
mentioned as equals.
The fight for women's
rights is an issue because politicians are
abusing the language in Islamic historical
documents to place men above women so-
cially, Mubarak said.
"There's a purpose behind life, and it's
the same for men and women," Mubarak
Mubarak gave her speech as the finale
for Islam Awareness Month.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2005 P ALLIGATOR, 5
UF buys BellSouth locale
By JEFF SIRMONS
.To better accommodate the needs of UF's
human resources department, UF purchased
a vacant building formerly occupied by
BellSouth, east of campus.
"The new building has better accessibil-
ity for employees and offers better training
facilities and counseling," said Ed Poppell,
vice president for finance and administration.
"For example, when someone is applying for
a job, they won't have to go through the hassle
of going on campus to turn in an application to
UF would not disclose the price of the
building, as price negotiations are ongoing,
UF President Bernie Machen wrote in an
e-mail that it was "less than the $2.6 million
The purchase demonstrates UF's motive to
expand eastward, in part to facilitate commu-
nity development in that area, Poppell said.
"That area is rich for economic develop-
ment opportunities," Poppell said. "By pur-
chasing this facility, more jobs in that area will
open up, which inevitably improves the local
The move also benefits UF's goal in becom-
ing a Top 10 public research university.
"The move allows research to be the big-
gest priority on campus," Poppell said. "The
administration can function just as well, if not
better, off campus."
More than 100 employees will work at the
building, situated at 903 W. University Ave.,
about four blocks east of campus and across
from Taco Bell.
"It centralizes the offices that are now
spread out all over," Machen said.
Human resource offices are now located in
Tigert Hall, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and the
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Whether or not those offices will remain open
will be up to the vice president of human re-
sources, a position UF is looking to fill.
Local media reports indicated that employ-
ees will leave current offices and move into the
new facility when it opens at an unannounced
"One of the perceived inaccuracies is that
they're probably not going to be in one place,"
Poppell said. "We may need to keep some
satellite (on campus) offices open, but that de-
cision will be made by whoever becomes the
Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff
More than 100 UF human resources employees eventually will work at the former
BellSouth building, situated at 903 W. University Ave.
vice president of human resources."
Pierre Ramond, Faculty Senate chairman,
indicated that public transportation would be
required so anyone traveling from UF to the
office would not lose parking, a valuable com-
modity, Ramond said, but Poppell said the
move would also "begin to eliminate conges-
tion and competition for parking."
"Less employees will need to drive to cam-
pus," Poppell said.
Deadline hits on early break
nears for city elections
By EVA KIS
Alligator Staff Writer
The deadline for Gainesville residents to register
to vote in the upcoming City Commission election
will pass while nearly half the city's population is
lying on a beach or skiing down a mountain.
Whether by handing in forms at the downtown
Supervisor of Elections office or dropping them in
the mail, Gainesville residents wishing to partake
in the March 29 election only have until Monday to
complete the necessary paperwork.
Florida election statutes require that the registra-
tion deadline for voters to be eligible to cast a ballot
in an upcoming election must occur 29 days prior
to the date of that election, county Supervisor of
Elections Pam Carpenter said.
The fate of three seats on the seven-member
Gainesville City Commission will be up for voters
to decide at the end-of-March race.
Districts 2 and 3, respectively representing the
areas north and southwest of UF's campus, will
be decided by voters residing in those precincts, as
Swell as the citywide At-Large seat,
for which every qualified voter in
the city can cast a ballot.
Candidates run the gamut
from carpenter to hospice chap-
lain to a UF professor and student.
n Thenext forum, arranged by the
Alachua County Coalition for the
CarpenteHomeless & Hungry, will take
place Wednesday at Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church, 100 NE First St. at 7:30 p.m.
A list of requirements detailing eligibility
and registration forms can be downloaded from
the Supervisor of Elections Web site, http://
In a previous spate of conflict, last year's may-
oral election was held during Spring Break.
Staggered breaks ease state congestion
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
UF students looking forward to
spending their Spring Break with
college-aged friends from around
the state will largely be on their
own next week.
That's because UF's Spring
Break, which takes place from
Monday to March 4, will be over
before breaks begin for FSU, UCF,
USF and UM.
FSU has its break from March
7 to 11, and UCF, USF and Miami
all take the week off from March
14 to 18.
However, club owners from
popular Spring Break locales
throughout the state see the stag-
gering of breaks as a good thing.
"We get so many people (dur-
ing Spring Break)," said Jackie
Taylor, who works at the Oyster
Pub in Daytona Beach.
Student "When it's stag-
Life gered, it gives every-
one a break."
Employees at Tantra, a Miami
nightclub and restaurant, agree
that staggering breaks helps to
manage the influx of college stu-
"It definitely keeps it at a steady
pace," employee Courtney Lynche
She added that if all universities
let their students out, the Spring
Break frenzy would be "overkill"
for area businesses.
Florida public universities are
required to have 220 instructional
days during the typical academic
year, said Rick Ragan, assistant
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determining the academic calen-
dar for upcoming school years
provide for state-approved holi-
days like Spring Break as well as
Officials must adhere to guide-
lines laid out by the Florida Board
of Education, which allows uni-
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6, ALLIGATOR r FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2005
A recent Alligator editorial began with the phrase, "At
some point, politicians have to ask themselves how far they
can take things before they'll get caught."
Now, we here at the Department of Darts & Laurels don't
claim to know all of that "politics" stuff that the editorial
board does, but it seems to us that things have gotten a whole
lot worse since that line was written.
Greeks controlling high Student Government positions?
What else is new.
But Greeks conspiring to destroy popular legislation in a
poorly-disguised attempt to retain their stranglehold on SG
power is a whole separate thing entirely.
So bring out your torches, sharpen those pitchforks and
form into ranks as we march our way into this week's edition
Starting off with the obvious target, we toss a somebody-
thing DART to SG's Supreme Court for ignoring the will of
the student body by denying the petition to put online voting
onto the ballot for-the coming election.
Their excuse was that the petition was unclear as to
whether it called for a ballot initiative or a referendum,
which would affect the application of the legislation if
The fact that the word "initiative" appears four times in
the petition, as opposed to the zero appearances of "referen-
dum," apparently wasn't sufficient evidence.
Nor were public statements by the leaders of the Progress
and Impact parties establishing their commitment to gather-
ing 1,000 signatures for the petition or about 2 percent of
the student body which happens to be the requirement for
And at no point has the proposal been called a referen-
dum, as it consistently has been espoused as an "online vot-
ing initiative" by student politicians.
Why would they do such a thing? Why would a represen-
tative body ignore the students?
Simple: It serves their own interests. The Supreme Court
has strong ties to the Greek system, as well as Florida Blue
Key. Chief Justice Tobi Butensky, the highest official in the
court, is in FBK and is former vice president of public rela-
tions for Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority. Again, big surprise.
Greeks, as could be imagined, do not have any interest
in enacting legislation that will encourage the average apa-
thetic student to vote. The more people who vote, the less the
Greek system's consistent ability to mobilize its voters will be
able to guarantee success.
But because we know this problem extends far beyond
the Supreme Court, we launch a we-reserve-harsher-judg-
ment-for-the-puppeteer-than-for-the-marionette DART to
Joe Goldberg and the Gator Party for deciding to co-opt the
issue for their own political gain.
Are we honestly supposed to believe it's a coincidence
that the Gator Party finally decided to publicly support on-
line voting the day after the proposal was shot down?
Are we honestly supposed to believe that Goldberg didn't
know about the Supreme Court's decision before he made
his announcement of support?
We admit, it was a brilliantly devious move. Praise a
popular idea even though it represents a clear threat to
you when you know it can't come to pass, so you get the
appreciation of the students without having to actually listen-
We can only hope students will see this situation for what
it is and not fall under the collective delusion foisted upon
them by those few who envision their tightly-held influence
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SG needs to look beyond
Admittedly, I know very little about Student
Government. But I think I got the gist of it from
the Alligator bickering between parties blah
blah blah, corrupt candidates blah blah blah, nothing
ever gets done, etc. and, from what I can tell, the entire
system needs to be completely revamped.
I don't mean minor changes either, like campaign
reform or online voting or similar nonsense. The whole
democratic process thing just isn't working. Nobody
knows what any of the candidates stand for, nobody
votes, nobody cares... what's the point? Democracy in
SG is a nice idea, but the time has come to put a new gov-
ernment in place one proven to get results. Put simply,
SG needs a dictatorship. Dictatorships are efficient, effec-
tive and an established means of initiating change. With
a dictatorship, not only will decisions be handed down
swiftly, but we certainly won't have to worry about elec-
Before you get angry and overflow the Alligator's
e-mail, think about it. Does the current SG get anything
accomplished? Of course not not with all the fighting
about which party gets to embezzle the most funds.
"Student Government is just an elaborate hoax to steal
money from the students," Jamal Sowell, Student Body
He didn't really say that, but the point is he could
have. We don't know what any of these parties are up
to, with their fast-talking, shifty speeches and beady
eyes. What we do know is that it takes them a year to
think about maybe writing a resolution to politely ask
Dr. Machen if he would consider adding some parking
spaces, please. On the other hand, a SG dictator, with the
unwavering support of the entire student body, would
take immediate decisive action and demand that Bernie
get off his ass, give up his unre-
alistic wet dreams about prohibi-
tion, and build us a parking lot!
That's the kind of resolute action
SG is lacking.
Before this dictatorship can
be put into place, a viable leader
capable of ruling with an iron
fist must be found. This person
must be unflinching in his or her
convictions, have a mind capable
of bending others to his or her will, and preferably have
the same '70s-porn-star-style handlebar mustache that all
other notable dictators have.
After reviewing the criteria I just made up, I must
humbly nominate myself. Your modest scribe here fills
those requirements perfectly, except for the mustache
part and I'm working on that one as we speak.'Who
better for Grand Emperor of this new SG than someone
with a lifetime of experience telling other people what to
do? If elected, I promise never to pander to the Greeks or
worry about which minority groups are on my ticket. I
would perform all the actions the committees I disband
only talked about doing. SG would be a force for change
on this campus once again. Besides, it was my idea and I
thought of it first.
Remember all I have said as you head to the voting
booth this year, all 12 of you. Vote Meyer '05, and it will
be the last decision you'll ever have to make about SG
while you're here.
Have a great Spring Break. Mahalo.
Andrew Meyer is a journalism freshman. His column ap-
pears on Friday.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Did SG's Su- Due to technical difficulties, the
preme Court have ulterior motives results of Thursday's poll will not
regarding the voting petition? be posted.
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 7'
Letters '. the :: -. .,
BSU has acted politically before for SG
Editor: Contrary to Brenda Jean's column,
the Black Student Union has acted as a po-
litical organization many times. They may not
take out full-page ads in the Alligator or drape
banners in their office supporting a party, but
BSU officers have actively campaigned for po-
litical parties in the past and are at it again.
Two years ago, when Kyle Jones and Ignite
won the Spring election, the BSU president
and other executive officers were dancing
in celebration on stage. Last year, they re-
peated the scene, celebrating Jamal Sowell and
Access' victory. I have no doubt this year they
again will be dancing on stage with the Gator
Party should Joe Goldberg prove victorious.
Joe Goldberg and company must have cut
BSU a heck of a deal. Last year, BSU members
working on the Access campaign insinuated
that the Gator/Innovate/Ignite/Fusion Party
leaders were racist in their decision not to run
Jamal as their presidential candidate.
Political correctness obscures meaning
Editor: People, get over yourselves. I work
in counseling, where I am exposed to human
suffering and real pain on a daily basis. These
people are going through experiences that ac-
tually matter, such as loss, struggle with fam-
ily and things that are just unimaginable. You
know what doesn't matter? Using the words
"Jewish" or "black" in an article as a descrip-
tor. I'm Hispanic, and if someone described
something as "Hispanic," I'm not going to cry
about it. This would not offend me. It would
merely explain the facts in more detail.
It's a shame that, because people are ultra-
sensitive about being politically correct, the
point is lost. These words are not meant to be
anti-Semitic or racist. Really, try putting things
into perspective and stop being so petty.
Parking reservations worth it for events
Editor: In the Thursday editorial, the author
claims students were denied parking because
of a "high school science fair." As one of the
UF liaisons for the events, I would like to say
parking was reserved by Benton Engineering
Council; however, the spaces are being paid
for by the School Board of Alachua County.
Also, the spaces were reserved for the Alachua
County Science Fair for county middle and
high school students. It is a privilege for these
students to represent their schools at this level.
The winners will move on to the state competi-
tion. We regret that some students were incon-
venienced by the reserving of parking spots.
Perhaps the Alligator editorial board should
not rely upon the Visitor Welcome Center as
their main parking locale in the future.
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UF works to join forces with Scripps research giant
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
In late 2003, Florida and Palm Beach
County landed an enormous research
enterprise with $500 million as bait,
promising an economic impact to rival
that of Walt Disney World.
Now UF is hoping to use its own
facilities to bait the research giant, the
Scripps Research Institute.
"Scripps is a big deal for the state
of Florida," said UF Vice President for
Research Win Phillips, who is coordinat-
ing UF and Scripps. "We're the biggest
basic. biomedical research institute in
Florida at the moment, and we're very
happy to have Scripps be a partner."
The original Scripps Research
Institute, in La Jolla, Calif., employs
2,900 and studies diseases, technologies
and potential drugs. Florida expects its
second campus to create 6,500 jobs, add
$1.6 billion to the state's revenue and at-
tract dozens of spinoff companies.
"I think the issue is what Florida
might get," Phillips said, adding the
state would be involved in curing dis-
eases or discovering life-saving drugs.
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Phillips told the Board of Trustees that
Scripps and UF are natural partners
because both are biomedical research
In 2001, the UF Health Science Center
surpassed Scripps in research dollars,
and in 2003 it raked in $8.6 million more
than Scripps in research awards.
Though some at UF question why
the state dedicated
U F so much money to
-. '; Scripps instead of
investing in UF's exist-
ing facilities, the university now is hop-
ing the institute will collaborate with UF
researchers, pull in grants together and
But first the institute must settle on a
site and allow for timely construction af-
ter environmentalists challenged its first
choice, a 1,920-acre farm, with lawsuits.
But this week the Palm Beach County
Commission narrowed the three poten-
tial sites to two, a move UF officials hope
is a sign of progress.
"My opinion is that any decision
they make is'a step forward," Phillips
said. "The decision [on the remaining
two sites] would be based on some idea
of the timing. They're ready to get go-
For now, Florida Atlantic University
is providing temporary facilities for
Scripps so it can stay on-track with its
hiring. FAU landed a partnership with
the institute because it is the closest
university to the Palm Beach County
site, said Art Edison, a scientist at UF's
McKnight Brain Institute. FAU doesn't
have nearly the research enterprise UF
does, and the relationship is mostly for
the sake of convenience.
In some ways, the holdup has helped
UF's relationship with Scripps. For one,
UF's animal research facilities already
are housing mice that Scripps will use
for testing. However, much of the part-
nership will grow out of a symbiotic
relationship. UF already has some state-
of-the-art research facilities that Scripps
may use instead of duplicating them,
and Scripps is likely to build facilities
UF doesn't have.
Edison directs a world-class mag-
netic resonance imaging, or MRI, facility
at the McKnight institute that would
cost Scripps about $20 million to repro-
duce, Edison said. The machines allow
researchers to see the anatomy of mice
without killing them, enabling them to
observe the effects of drugs over time.
UF is hoping to expand its facilities
to include machines that allow scientists
to probe the chemistry of living things.
Edison hopes a larger facility will lure
Scripps' interest, but first the university
must find the funds.
"That's something that's going to
interest Scripps quite a lot," Edison said.
"Space is a big problem at UF. Our big-
gest headache is getting enough space."
There's a perception that a Scripps
Institute in Florida will make the state's
research universities "obsolete," Edison
said, but actually the relationship with
Scripps for better or worse will not
be the end-all for UF research.
"It's nice to have as many people as
possible to work on research," he said.
"They are good, but UF is good, too."
At the same time, Scripps has the
potential to become a competitor for
research money, something UF wants
to avoid through a collaborative rela-
"Scripps has always been a competi-
tor and so is every other biomedical" fa-
cility, Phillips said, adding that competi-
tion strengthens the research enterprise,
even though some may lose out.
"Most of the time, it's a synergy," he
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worked so hard to earn their degree...and Good Luck on their jour-
ney into their new life...
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FHP aims to curb
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Eager to curb the number of
fatalities and traffic accidents associ-
ated with Spring Break, the Florida
Highway Patrol is cracking down
on aggressive driving today.
Phase I of Operation Aggressive
Concentrated Enforcement begins
at 7 a.m. and is expected to end at
"Troopers have taken a zero-
tolerance stance... FHP is declaring
war on the epidemic of aggres-
sive driving and road rage," FHP
spokesman Mike Burroughs said.
Motorists who excessively speed,
drive impaired or fail to use their
seat belt will be targeted, according
to an FHP report.
Burroughs said the initiative is
necessary due to the rise in traffic
throughout the state this time of
Florida is a prime location for
tourists and college students from
around the country, an influx which
contributes significantly to the
seasonal rise in crashes and traffic-
"If you couple
gether, and you
look at the epi-
demic we have
snow in Florida
and across the
nation aggressive driving and
road rage... the need for aggres-
sive enforcement on those who are
turning our highways into hazard-
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By accruing interest through
investments, the endowment
would eventually provide grants
to students and would be self-
sustaining, Fooks said.
"Rather than taking the money
and dumping it into the Pell Grant,
which may never get back to UF
students, we think it makes sense to
create a grant program," she said.
Some UF students already re-
ceive FSEOG grants. Up until the
2005 fiscal year, $75,000 to $85,000
of the federal funding for Perkins
Loans were transferred each year
into the grant program.
And additional $1.5 million of
federal funding makes up the rest
of FSEOG's budget.
Fooks hopes to pair those funds
with the money received from UF
students paying off their Perkins
Loans, which adds up to approxi-
mately $4 million annually.
A larger grant program would
be more beneficial to UF students
than a continuation of the Perkins
program, Fooks said, adding that
she plans to garner interest from
Rep. Ric Keller, a Republican
who represents Orange County,
does not support any cuts to the
Perkins program, including those
outlined in Bush's budget, his
spokesman Bryan Malenius said.
"We'd love to see students
getting through school
without big student loans."
spokesman for Rep. Ric Keller
However, Malenius also said
Keller would rather see students
get grants than loans, as he paid
for college through the Pell Grant
"We'd love to see students
getting through school without
big student loans," he said.
The National Association
of Student Financial Aid
Administrators has included
Fooks' idea in its proposal for
the reauthorization of the Higher
Education Act. In the next year,
several versions of the act maybe
proposed,. Fooks said.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2005.
I For Rent
ONE IN A MILLION!!!
Roommate matching 3/3 from only $429
FREE Cable w/ HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym* tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW & FALL*377-2777
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands-
Long & short term lease
Now as low as $355 monthly
inc all utilities ph 336-9836
HAVE IT ALL AT THE LANDINGS!!
Fully furnished 3 and 4 bdrm apartment
homes. All utilities, 24 hr Gym, Free Tanning
as low as $480/bdrm
SPRING & SUMMER SPECIALS
Roommate Matching Avail. 336-3838.
*** SORORITY ROW AREA ***
Experience the luxury at Windsor Hall.
Located 2 blocks to UF. Beautiful single &
double suites available. Starting at $400/mo
includes everything gym, pool, DSL, elec-
tric, etc. 337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com
1BR & 2BR Huge floor plan. Private patio,
park at your door. Oasis 377-3149.Furn Avail
3436 SW 42nd Ave & 34th St. $500 & $600/
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
with: internet & cable & elec & water
walking closets, full bath, wash/dry
pool view, gym, FULL furnish
Call for more info 352-258-3542 3-31-46-1
Just Bring Your Clothes!
Furnished 2 & 3 bedrooms from $875
Luxury living with all the perks!
Includes cable, utility packages avail
All we need is you! 372-8100
DUPLEX 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
immed, Female roommatess, all inclusive,
no dep, on rt 20 to campus. Great deal 494-
Female wanted to share 3/2 with fem UF
senior, furn or unfurn, no set lease dates,
very flexible, cable int, W/D, located on SW
Archer, $350/mo utils incl 371-2909 3-8-7-1
i For Rent
**Room in big 4/2 furnished house**
$325 summer $420 fall all utilities included
FREE commuter decal
W/D, high speed internet
1 room in 2BR downtown apt. Newly re-
modeled. Quiet neighborhood. /. Shands
UF & Library. $350/mo Month to month or
longer lease okay. Pets okay, Call 262-1351
GATOR PLACE APTS 3600 SW 23 St. 2BR/
1BA W/D is optional. Park in front of your apt.
Pet play park. 2 mi to VA/Shands. $525/mo
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $325/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-20-71-2
Walk to UF, Studios and 1BR's
From $499. Free parking
Open Weekends 371-7777
$89 1st month's rent
Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant?
CALL THE BEST!
Watson Realth Corp. RRALTEORS"
Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
CAN'T FIND PARKING? BUS FULL?
Studios & 1/1s from $459 at UF
Pool *We Pay Most Utilities Pets OK
Residents get FREE parking...guaranteed
You can't live any closer! 372-7111
QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD!
* Avail NOW or AUGUST!
0 1BR $530/2BR $580/3BR $735
* HUGE floor plans! 2 Pools!
* Pets Welcome! ** 335-7275
*LUXURY 3/3 DOWNTOWN*
Hurry while they last
Only 8 left! W/D, pets OK
*SUN BAY APTSO
OSome furnished avail*
0 Walk or Bike to Campus 00
1-1 $460/mo*02-1 $520/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $410 $515, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066 335-7066. 4-20-71-2
Quiet! Convenience! Location!
* 1BR $460* 2BR $530
* Beautiful pools/courtyards!
* Walk to UF! Pets Welcome!
* Now or August! 372-7555
SEPARATE FROM THE COMMON PLACE
Luxury 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA
W/D incl. *FREE Cable*Alarm*
24hr. Gym* FREE Tan* Close to UF
Museum Walk 379-9255
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Oul House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-20-71-2
"Free for All"
Huge 3BR/2BA $850
Alarm cool pool tennis b-ball
Free. UF parking Perfect for pets
Amazing specials 376-4002
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-20-71-2
Perfect for 1, Big enough for 2!
750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love pets!
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
U For Rent
SEEING IS BELIEVING!!!
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW and FALL*377-2777
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 Envyl
Luxury 2&3 Bedrooms from $850
Pool*Hot Tub*Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
Reserve now for fall! 372-8100
HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations and price ranges
If you are tired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
Leasing Now & Fall
Large 2BR/1BA $629, 3BR/2BA $855
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org
1 BLOCK FROM UF
Luxury 2BR/2BA townhomes.
W/D, private balconies.
Open until 8pm and WEEKENDS
Leasing for Fall 371-0769
WALK TO UF
Studios and 1Brs
For Fall from $460
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease
Sun Island Properties
Need space for a 2,3 or 4-some?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
Want more? Free even!
4BR 2.5 $1020 Only 1 left
Spacious floor plan alarm tennis
Free UF parking 376-4002
BIG VALUE, SMALL PRICE
2BR TH $639 inc W/D, alarm, park free@UF
Pets welcome, Daily Specials!
Avail NOW or Fall 373-1111
1st MONTH FREE!
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
More for less, FREE even!
2BR/2BA- Only $680
Pool bus route alarm tennis
Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
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S For Rent
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H, covered patio, DW, verticals,
W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$499 377-1633 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/2BAAvailable. 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.
U | For Rent
a ll unfurnished
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
Fl For Rent
I H I unfurnished
*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 3BR/1BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
Available March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
3BR/2BA House $950
1BR/1BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1/2 PRICE 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.
townhomes. 2BR, privacy fence, modern
appliances, ceiling fans, SW. Private owner,
please leave detailed message. $375-525/
mo 331-2099 3-10-40-2
U For Rent
SHORT LEASE NEGOTIABLE on some
units SEE PET'S PARADISE AD 352-331-
LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?
The Leasing Connection
1608 NW Ist Ave
Located right behind Florida Bookstore
Plenty of FREE PARKING!
FREE Apartment & Housing
Call 352-376-4493 or visit
4BR/4BA at UF
Only 1 left for Fall.
W/D, Alarm, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-0769
Another Saturday night without a date?
Read The Alligator.
S For Rent
WOOD FLOORS atUF
1&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ W/D
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
115 STEPS FROM CAMPUSI!
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 or
10th Ln. $600/mo 3-7-38-2
DOWNTOWN LOCATION 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
100 NE First Street Sundai Ser.ice3.8am.
Holy Communion 9:15am. Education Hour
10:30am. Holy Communion 6pm. Wednes-
day Ser'-ice 12:15pm He sling and Holy
First Baptist Church
2 -5 W. Unwersit., A, e. Do ntownr
nrj Ditirnc i.e! Sunday W Worship
11 -1":i am F able Study 9:30 am
Creekside Community Church
Sunday Ad.ult Etel:ti.e 9:00 ,T v. j ijnr-,,
m':-r.i,:e 10:30 am. Tue:1.J Coll- ; ib. le
CAM PUS CHURCH SrulS-. ":3,. 6 ,. A26,t 11' -;r A-
Campus Church of Christ
Candlelight College rJight Wed.nej;d3.. 3(
S 7pm. Campus-Chrisuans.com. Singrig.
prayer, and meat for student. Campu; E ISH STUDENT CENTER
Church--2720 SW 2 Ave. 37811 -1EWISH STUDENT ENTER
St. Augustine Catholic Church
Student Center open 9am 10 pm. Sat Vigil
5:30 pm. 6:30 pm (Koreani in Hurley Hall.
Sunday 9 am. 11:30 am, 1:30 pm (Spanish),
5:30 pm, & 7:30 pm. Daily noon & 5:30 pm.
1738 W. Univ. Many Student organizations,
call for info 372-3533 or visit our website.
S CHRISTIAN STUDY
Lubavitch Jewish Student Center
.our hrorne 3a.av from home-. Fnday
Night Li'.e! Ser..ices E Shabbat Dinnoer
Fall and Spng 7:30 pm. 352-336-5677;
2021 NW 5th Ave
(5 blocks north of the stadium I
Hillel Jewish Student Center
This Shabbat. do it Jewish! Join us every
Friday nieht ar. 6:30pm. Your choices of
student-led services- Orthodox, Conser-
vative, Reform, or Alternatid.e. Foilouved
by a free glatt Vosher Shabbar dinner!
Norman H. Lipoff Hall 2020
W. University A'venue 352 ?2722900 0719
or rabbii'ufhillel.ore WWru,-;.uihillel.org
S .The Family Church :-'. itaridan-ffi, frsast l
The Family Church is a non-deriomriational. Ro6M -firiffeient Beliefs' Y Yii ;-
multi-cultural Chrisdan.Churh \with greai --Sunday worship ft Sliidf;c hobti. ';
music;'relevant messages, casual dress, and Monthlystudent mni~tigeeb'tef
Sfiendly people. Service times are Saturdlys UF lurlch: 1.lt'465ant'hU(. 9 e rie Brew
at 7pm and Sundays at 10am, 1022 SW 122nd I25.-.-"'4Yt t',1 -
Street, Gainesvitle. Free rides available to Informatii8 377.;ft'g
college students:. t
Call 352-332-6459 formoreirifo. ext.19 ...' ---
Williams Temple Church of God
62 rIw 7rh Avenue, Gamnesnille. FL '2601
C3521372-7726 vorhip: 9:30am 10-45am-,
5: 3Opm. 7pm 'n o urn '.ja Tue;, Thurs: 7pm
riC.:n Praier Daily
Christ Community Church
During Lent v.e're gi'lng up Gator
Football Games. Those and superhero
atpiraruons, because Jesus ony saves real
humans. 10arr, Sunday. Don't be late, or
we'll mark you down as tardy.
Presbyterian and disciples of
Christ Student Center
Open. affirming and spintually diverse.
Holirstc Wor-hip on Sundays at 7pm and
1I home. cooledd :uppers on wednesday
at 7:30pm. 1402 W. University Ave.,
376-7539, v.-rv.ppd .c.org.
University United'Methodslst 5 cf:
Wesley Foundation Meeting-i. Uni eirsity l
1320 W Univ. Ave Sunday. Wor-shipfo03":;"
Thursday Coffee house @'70mfn--:
For more info: 372-8183 or myuumc.0cor'-.
UNITED CHURCH OF .
United Church of GainesWviele
1624 rr.JV 5th 4 e- 1352-378-3500) Wor[iip'
S'erices-9:30 & 11:00 am. Adullu-Sem~rnars- :
11am. College Groups 7pm;r Fod,.Funi
& Fetlowship.. Cat.the Church Office for
details, Email.: nfoi.'ucgainesville.org
Web page: vvw.ucgainesville org
CHURCH OF CHRIST
sw-v.cvw.g[.r- ,archr:r..,r Ir r mapl.
College Ministry ar urii.r',ir y Cir. Criurch
Bible Study Surnda, at 9:30am
and vlidne:da, 'pm.
Christian Study Center
Come enjov the coffee, reading groups,
classes. lectures and con''ersatons.
Monday-Saturday. 112 tIW 16th St.
v.ww.chrit ian.t ud -center.org
Fornr m fon' itfr iwon nC(inm The Wiiship GuMic contact Hilarny /'nkis( at 376-448"2
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3403 nW7 1 Irh Street 352-378-26q6
Worship: 8.30dm t& 11am, 6:00pm
Wednesday; Prayer 6:30pm
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CHEAP RENT! 2BR/1.5BA
NV/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
1 BR-over 800 sq ft s* $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
Beautiful/quiet e 376-2507
All the space you need only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
Haile Plantation Laurel Park. 3BR/2BA
Beautiful home. Quiet neighborhood. Great
running trails. $1200/mo Avail 3/1. Bruce
DUCK POND! Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1BR $699 2BR $839 3BR $999
$150 dep. Full size W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
SPool, Fitness Center!
Jen M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
3UCKPOND 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 UF! 3BR 2BA, carport,
Washer/dryer, porch, pets considered,
Avail now! $895/rent, 2222 SW 14th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CUTE NW HOUSE! 2BR 1BA, Ceramic tile,
screen porch, w/d hookups,
$750/rent, 4234 NW 26th Drive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1,2 & 3BR with GATED ENTRY!
HUGE apts w/screened porches
FREE Alarm FREE Tanning
,24-hour Gym Quiet NWArea
Move-in Specials 372-0400
Avail. Aug 1: 4bed/2bath house. Ceramic tile
floors,- extra game room, fenced yard, pet ok,
wash/dry provided. 1330 NW 39th St. 339-
2342 for directions $1275/mo 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
in 352-514-2936 2-25-17-2
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VILLAGE LOFT APTS
1BR LOFT APTS 650 & 750 sq. ft. Starting
at $450/mo. Quiet, wooded setting. FREE
monitored alarm system. 6400 SW 20th Ave.
Call 332-0720 3-31-32-2
*3 BLOCKS TO UF*
2BR/1 BA Duplex. Hardwood floors,
Move in today... $150 Deposit
One bedrooms $449
Summer Place Apts
GAINESVILLE'S FINEST LIVING
Luxury 3/3 & 4/4's from only $370/bdrm
includes extended cable, water/sewer, 24 hr
gym, Free Tanning
SPRING & SUMMER SPECIALS
Call the Landings at 336-3838
1*2*3 BR GINORMOUS
Affordable, Spacious living
Only 1 mile to UF, RTS 13
HUGE BRs, Ceramic tile
Relax & Enjoy *377-7401*
2 Bed 1 Bath in old house. Downtown.
Hardwood Floors, high ceilings, pets ar-
ranged, Avail now. $475/mo. Call Greg 214-
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
HOUSE FOR RENT Close to SFCC. Eagle
Point Subdivision 3BR/2BA, 1610 sq ft. Incl
W/D, microwave, ref, DW, $1200/mo Call
**$99.00 MOVES YOU IN**
No rent until April 1st, Pets OK.
Only a few left!
Living it upl! 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
l For Rent
U 1 unfurnished
DEAL OF A LIFETIME!!
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 Area. Cent
H/AC, W/D hookups, wood floors, 605 NE
6th Ave. $550/mo, sec dep. Call 386-935-
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
New townhouses close to UF avail fall. 2BR/
2.5BA on bus route, no towing, free security
alarm, jacuzzi & walk-in closet, W/D, pool &
free ethernet. $437 per person or $875 total.
Call Adrienne @ 372-4684. 3-17-10-2
Kensington South 2/2.5 $900/mo
OakBrook Walk 2/2
1/2 off 1st mo $700/mo
South Fork Oaks 2/2.5 $700/mo
Ind. leases avail from $325/mo
Action Real Estate Services
352-331-1133, REALTOR 3-10-5-2
DOWNTOWN Avail immediately. Month to
month OK. 2BR/1BA apt. Newly remod-
eled, quiet neighborhood, pets ok. Close to
Shands, UF & Library. $650-715/mo. Call
Beautiful historic home, wood floors, high
ceilings, 3-4BR/2BA, large fenced yard.
$1400/mo. Downtown location near UF Call
Tom at 262-6423 3-24-15-2
*NW 39th Ave 2/2, patio, loft, new wd ptn
fir, Ig open, good area $575-605@2/2, patio,
gate $515-525SW, fancy 2BR near UF, Ig
kit, sc pch, fenced, $545-5600Share 2BR
***Few Blocks to CampusA-**
Large 2BR/1BA next to Leo 706 avail March
1. Pets arranged $550/mo with utilities in-
cluded. Call Greg 214-3291 3-18-11-2
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.
Call 352-514-7773 3-17-20-3
$300 TO MOVE IN!
1BR/1BA in 3/3 @ The Exchange! Furn,
kitchen, big pool, comp rm, rec rm, close to
campus, on bus rt. $508/mo. Call 561-317-
FEBRUARY FREE! 1 bedroom. Loft located
near Oaks Mall; Bus accessible; Washroom
on site. Security Required. Call 371-2858 for
more info 3-8-10-3
Sublease Now-July 31, 2005 Sunbay Apts
2BR/1BA $400/mo $200 deposit included.
Close to UF/On bus route 16. 352-256-7831
or 305-467-5255 3-8-10-3
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
LOOKING FOR A BARGAIN?
Bid on a sublease, call 866-837-1309 or visit
4BR/3BA, 2200 sq ft liv, dining & fam. Porch,
fenced, garage, wood floors. Near UF. 1301
NW 31st Dr. $1350/mo; $900/mo Feb-April
371-1998, 339-2379 2-25-6-3
$240/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE
+ 1/3 utilities
3BR/2BA Boardwalk Apt
Call PK @ 954-682-5979
or call 904-705-1689 2-25-5-3
$374 for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA 1st month
1/2 off! Pvt BA, furnished, incls water, sewer,
garbage, pest control, ethernet, cable, elec.
Great deal. Lease from May-Aug 10, 05. Call
Beautiful 1BR apt in a picturesque part of
town, 5 min to downtown. Avail May mid-
Aug.. Call for information 870-3988 2-25-5-3
Subleaser needed $399/mo 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
SUMMER sublease! 1BR in a 4BR Campus
Club apt. $400/mo incl maid svc, until, cable,
furn, ethernet &. more. NO FEES! May-Aug.
Female only. Please call 352-262-5995 3-
*CHEAP & CLOSE TO UF*
$265/mo. Cheap until + nice people. 1BR
in 4BR/2BA townhouse. Spacious, laundry
access, no pets. Call Megan 904-476-8784
0 1 uSubleases
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 1BR/1BA 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/1 BA in 4BR/4BA apt. $374/mo
incl utils. Avail immediately. Call Madgene
1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA apt furn liv rm, kit,
laundry W/D, pool, tanning, clubhouse,
bball, tennis 1st mo FREE. $400/mo incl
elec, water, garbage. No activity fees. Call
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25; 2005 ALLIGATOR, 13
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 month
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-
*Summer Sublease at the Courtyards!
$399/mo. 1 maybe 2 rooms. Call Jessie 386-
Cheap & 2 min to UF!
Avail now. $350/mo, includes rent & utilities!
Call 514-5733 3-17-10-3
1 or both rooms in 2BR downtown apt.
Quiet neighborhood. Close to Shands, UF
& Library. $350/mo. Pets ok. Call 262-1351
* Roommates s
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students: Quiet. Resposible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv mes-
sage. Private Owner 4-20-71-4
Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
UF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/mo.Aval Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4
M/F NS Grad student/professional wanted
to rent furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5
mi to Shands. Kitchen, LR, laundry $425+
utils 336-5450 or 954-646-1341 3-8-40-4
q 0o 4
WALK TO SFCC
New 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA home Rent $350/
400/mo by indiv BR. Avail 2/9. Call 283-6279
Female student to join 2 females in nice 3BR
house off NW 8th Ave, 3 mi from UF on bus
rt, tile/hardwood, fenced yard, $275/mo + 1/3
GRU & HS internet dig cable, 381-5597 3-
Walk to UF
1BR open for N/S in luxury house w/2 gradu-
ate students. $400/mo + 1/3 util, incl W/D.
Avail 2/9. Call 283-6279 2-25-13-4
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 3-10-15-4
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 1BRFin 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,
SW/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
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Roommate needed for short term Aug Dec.
Lease must renew by Mar 1st. 2BR/2BA
townhouse downtown everything furn but
your room. $500/mo + 1/2 bills. Erin 321-
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.
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
2 share 2BR Downtown apt. Newly remod-
eled. Close to Shands, UF & Library. $350/
mo. Month to month or Ibnger lease okay.
Pets okay,, Call 262-1351 3-10-5-4
Male roommate needed to share 2BR apt.
No drinking. No drugs. 2 cats. Georgetown
Apts. NW 13th St. & NW 16th Ave. $300/mo
+ 1/2 utils. Aval March 1st. Call 378-8638
W Real Estate
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CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
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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
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WANT ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO BE
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Own + live in a new luxury campus-
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352-281-3551 Matt Price Campus Realty
TIRED OF RENTING?
Let me help you find a house or condo to call
your own. Call Brett Wherry at 352-412-8662
Century 21 Classic Properties 352-376-2433
x 20 3-11-21-5
Condo Countryside at UF. 4BR/4BA. Close
to UF, W/D, tiles kitchen, pool & gym. 3rd
floor. Quiet location. $176,000 Call 352-332-
3BR/2.5BA condo. 1 floor living downtown
Gainesville. Approx 1850 sq ft. $304,900.
407-346-2322 Owner/Agent 3-24-15-5
17 CABINS NEAR PIGEON FORGE, TN,
selling at Auction March 12, 10:30 a.m.
Guaranteed financing available with 25%
down. Furrow Auction Co. (800)4FURROW;
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ABSOLUTEAUCTION! Lakefront Real Estate
237 NE Lakeview Dr, Sebring, FL 11AM,
Sat Mar 12. 2 spacious homes 2 lakefront
homesites Directly on Lake Jackson. Call
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28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 2-25-1-5
KENTUCKY 50-1000 acres. Incredible tro-
phy deer & turkey hunting. Some w/lakes,
creeks, rivers, ponds, & timber. Great retreat/
investment. New survey, starting $795 per
acre. Owner will finance. (270)791-2538
NEW LOG HOME SHELL-$99,900. Beautiful
log home shell nestled on private wooded lot
off Parkway north of Boone. Won't last! 1st
time offered. (800)455-1981, x125. 2-25-1-5
N.C. MOUNTAINS: 2.3 acres with new log
cabin shell in secluded setting $89,900.
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new Caroina mountain home at 18 hole
course near Ashville, NC. Enjoy mild cli-
mate, great golf, low taxes, low cost of
living! Call toll-free (866)334-3253 x790
N.C. WATERFRONT $39,900. Coming.soon
on All-sports Lake. Boat, fish & swim. Will sell
fast! Call MLC to get on the priority list today!
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA. Spectacular
Mountain view & River homesites. Paved
roads, clubhouse & more. NEW RELEASE!
Homesites from $49,900. Bear River
Community Call Now (866)411-5263. 2-
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN $29,900. Free boat
slip! High elevation beautifully wooded par-
cel. Across from national forest on 35,000
acre recreational lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sewer, more. Excellent
financing. Call now (800)704-3154, ext. 608.
Sunset Bay, LLC. 2-25-1-5
FORECLOSED GOV'T HOMES $0 or Low
down! Tax repos and bankruptcies! No
Credit O.K. $0 to low down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext. 1299. 2-25-1-5
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
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400. Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box
springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand,
new, never been used, in plastic with war-
ranty. Sell $230. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillcwtop
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-
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
$49*Qn sets $89OSingle. sets $399King
sets $99OFrom 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 chairs $85, 21" lawn
mower $50. Call 335-5326 2-25-3-6
Gas Dryer Wanted
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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.
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networking & website development. S45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
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We buy computers and laptops
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cookingg to add a second to that collection?
/ant personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
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lany to choose from
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M1 For Sale
private Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
deserve now! Reasonable rates, 352-538-
181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft.beer
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'93 Chevy Blazer $1499
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TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
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On-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
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call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
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caution and investigate the sincerity of the
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GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
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World's largest pizza delivery company now
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All you need is a reliable car & a very positive
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Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
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$8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule.
Call Davefor info: 379-9600 3-11-35-14
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed.
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edge, customer svc. exp helpful. Room for
advancement For more info: David 379-3663
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
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FT NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
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$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT No
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The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext.
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SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
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teachers with experience for all 02B loca-
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Department of Housing and
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is currently hiring for Spring/Summer 2005.
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hour. You must be registered for classes
with at least 12 credit hours and have a
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COOKIES BY DESIGN needs weekday
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Call for information or come by our Butler
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PT 15 hrs/wk. $6.00/hr.
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Monday. Febr-uary2 28 through Friday.
March 4 due to the Sprung Break holday/.
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**SCREEN PRINTING** Asst. ilngr
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days or 386-418-0914 evenings 3-9-5-14
NEED STRONG HANDYMAN
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i Help Wanted
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w/experience as coach or director FT w/
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Student Campus Rep Part Time
Book company seeks campus rep. Part time,
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taught. Email contact info, work references
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EXPERIENCED DRIVER PT/FT Nighttime/
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By TIM CASEY
With the Miami series in the rearview
mirror, the UF baseball team is preparing
for its conference schedule by hosting three
non-conference teams during Spring Break.
The Gators play Rhode Island tonight,
providing the Rams with their first game of
The No. 12 Gators (6-2) will employ the
same starting rotation as last weekend.
Junior right-hander Alan Horne (0-0), boast-
ing a 3.75 ERA with 10 strikeouts, will start
against Rhode Island senior right-hander
Bryan Ball (1-0) will oppose Rams junior
left-hander Zach Zuercher on Saturday,
while UF senior Tommy Boss (1-0) is sched-
uled to face sophomore right-hander Steve
Holmes on Sunday.
Frederick was a second-team All-Atlantic
10 Conference selection last year, while
Zuercher was the Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the
Year in 2004 with an 8-3 record and a 2.82
ERA. His 123 strikeouts shattered the Rhode
"Rhode Island presents some unique
and interesting challenges," UF coach Pat
"We'll work longer and harder in
the off week. We can utilize time
because of demands not being
placed on them in the classroom."
UF baseball coach
McMahon said. "A lot of times, teams like
Northern ball clubs that come down here to
play ... can be a really solid club. It will be a
Second baseman Adam Davis agrees.
"They have an All-American on the
mound, and all three of their starting
pitchers are returning guys," he said. "It's
a junior and senior team with a lot of lead-
ership, so it should be a good challenge
Davis went 3 for 5 with three runs and
two RBIs against Florida A&M on Tuesday.
While Rhode Island will halt UF's plans
this weekend, Mercer and Villanova will
keep the Gators busy throughout Spring
"We'll work longer and harder in the off
week," McMahon said. "We can utilize time
because of demands not being placed on
them in the classroom."
Gymnastics hits the road for nonconference meets
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BREAK INCLUDES L.A. TRIP.
By DAN TREAT
What are you doing on your
While many UF students will
spend the next week sipping
frozen drinks on a beach in some
exotic locale, the No. 6 Gators
gymnastics team will be indoors
prepping for a pair of non-confer-
UF has three competitions
within the coming week, start-
ing with the Southeastern
Conference regular season finale
against Kentucky tonight.
Despite the lack of activity on
campus in the coming week, the
Gators will try to maintain an
"We try to keep it as much
the same as we can," co-captain
Samantha Lutz said. "We might
do team functions where we'll go
on a walk together or something
just to get us up and moving, but
as far as practice
goes, it doesn't
feel too sorry
for UF's ap-
parent lack of
Lutz Spring Break
Gators travel to Salt Lake City to
face No. 4 Utah, California and
Stanford a week from today, and
to Los Angeles to face the No. 2
Bruins on March 6.
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are two teams that we would
love to beat," Lutz said. "We've
been training hard the last couple
weeks, probably more for pre-
paring for next weekend than
this weekend or the weekend
Senior Orley Szmuch will
likely return from her injury next
week to compete on both uneven
bars and beam.
Savannah Evans will return to
uneven bars after sitting out the
event last week with the flu.
The gymnasts view this week
as a time to both prepare and re-
charge their batteries.
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most important thing right now,"
Lutz said. "And as much as we'd
like to be able to get away, some-
times it's nice to get some down
time to have a break."
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Onslaught of top-25 teams awaits Gators in meet
By CHUCK BAER
For UF's track and field ath-
letes, spring break doesn't start
with a trip to the beach or with
the boarding of a cruise ship.
It starts with a 1,000-mile trip
to Fayetteville, Ark., for the
Southeastern Conference Indoor
The No. 3 men's team and No.
5 women's team plan on defend-
ing last year's first-place titles
against some of the best track and
field teams in the country.
"We're in Arkansas' back
yard," men's coach Mike
Holloway said. "We respect
them as always, and we'll go out
and do what we always do."
The men, who face five teams
in the top 25, will be led by soph-
omore Mike Morrison in the high
and long jumps. Top sprinters in-
clude senior Kyle Farmer, junior
Sekou Clarke and sophomore
Kerron Clement.. Senior Steve
"I think I'll
do well," said
Ranks second in
Morrison the SEC in the
high jump and
first in the long jump. "There's
amazing competition in our con-
Josh Walker enters the meet
ranked second in the conference
in the 60-meter hurdles and sixth
in the 200-meter dash.
"There's a lot of great compe-
tition in the SEC," the junior said.
"But I feel that if I go in and ex-
ecute my race and do what I need
to do, then I'll be a very hard
person to beat."
The women's team faces
six ranked teams: Louisiana
State, Tennessee, Auburn, South
Carolina, Georgia and Arkansas.
"We'll have to have a really, re-
ally outstanding meet," women's
coach Tom Jones said. "And we
have the ability to do it."
The women's team will be
defending its fifth SEC title, the
third in Jones' 13 years at UF.
The throwing section looks
to score big, with seniors Liz
SEE TRACK, PAGE 20
Minus Mosby, 'Dawgs annihilate UF
By MICHAEL MAURINO
No Bernice Mosby, no chance.
Playing without Mosby, its leading scorer, UF was
trounced by No. 18 Georgia, 63-38. The Gators (14-12,
5-8 Southeastern Conference) will likely need to upset
No. 1 Louisiana State on Sunday and play well in the
SEC Tournament to get an NCAA Tournament invite.
The Gators led 25-22 at halftime, but in the second
half, their game was gone. So was Mosby.
The junior participated in the pre-game shootaround
but spent the first half in
Women's Basketball warm-ups on the end of
Georgia 63 the bench. When UF came
SUF 38 out for the second half, she
,; 'was gone altogether. Until
A X1 Thursday, the forward had
started every game, averaging 15.5 points per game.
Coach Carolyn Peck talked delicately about the situ-
ation, but hinted that Mosby's absence resulted from
more than an argument.
S., ;_ "Bernice didn't start the game today because of a
violation of team rules," Peck said. "Then, at halftime,
she had to take care of some personal issues."
The final 20 minutes ended up being the lowest-
scoring in Gators history. Managing just 13 pointts, they
made only three of 22 shots in the second period. UF
shot 30.4 percent overall.
Peck said UF's missed chances contributed' to
Georgia's 41-point second half.
"In the second half, when Georgia went to their
zone, the shots we normally hit just didn't fall," she
said. "I think that affected us defensively. It takes the
wind out of your sails a little bit when you're not mak-
.. ing shots."
I. Junior forward Brittany Davis did her best to fill the
void Mosby left, scoring 13 points. She said the second
; half will be a lesson for the team.
Matt Marriott/ Alligator Staff "There's really no excuse," Davis said. "We need to
UF forward Brittany Davis clutches the basketball during a 63-38 learn from that and just keep continuing to press on."
UF drubbing by No. 18 Georgia. The junior scored 13 points and
grabbed six rebounds in the losing effort. SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 20
on display in
Your brain is fried. Your patience is
worn thin. And the only thing you
can think about are t quila shots
and wet T-shirt contests.
And while some of you "studied,"
made "flash cards" and "tried re-
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crammed, said "what the hell" and hoped
for the best.
But if you think
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s midterm, think
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Than 300 athletes
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The 2005 NFL
kicked off on Wednesday and will contin-
ue until Tuesday. It's the proving ground
for the newest batch of NFL hopefuls.
They will be timed, measured, tested,
interviewed and probably even merci-
lessly probed by the brass of the NFL.
The mere mention of the word Wonderlic
makes potential draftees shudder.
And while you will have every op-
portunity to make up for the fact that you
took your test hung over (or was that still
drunk?), these guys only have one shot.
Don't think it's that important? Well,
for the first time ever, the combine will be
televised on the NFL Network.
SEE SHAF, PAGE 20
NCAA Men's Basketball
Michigan State 77
iNBA: Cleveland vs. Indiana
ESPN, 8 p.m.
ENBA: Detroit vs. L.A. Lakers
U Feb. 27, 1991 (Sunday): LSU center
Shaquille O'Neal has himself a swat-a-thon
against UF in the O'Dome. Shaq blocked 10
Gators, most by an opposing player in UF
Arizona 57 ESPN, 10:30 p.m. history. The Tigers won 79-66.
Washington State 56
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Postseason juices flowing against South Carolina
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
When deciding where to
gallivant about in a half-naked
decadent stupor during the im-
Dending Spring Break, you may
insiderr Panama City, Daytona,
)r f y the truly exotic, Cancun or
But for the Gators whether
hey like it or not Spring Break
The Gators (17-7, 9-4
Southeastern Conference) will
attempt to solidify a prominent
postseason standing with a three-
game season-closing stretch,
beginning at South Carolina on
UF will follow up Sunday's
game with a Georgia showdown,
on Wednesday before returning
to the O'Connell Center for a
March 6 season finale against No.
With a -win against the
Gamecocks (14-10, 6-7 SEC), the
Gators would clinch the division's
No. 2 spot and a
in March's con-
Donovan perhaps UF is
all but a lock.
The Gators have claimed
eight consecutive victories and
won 12 of the last 13 against
the Gamecocks, yet Coach Billy
Donovan knows they're a danger-
"They're a basketball team that
came in here and played an unbe-
lievable second half and shot the
ball well behind the 3-point line,"
The Gators overcame a 38.5
percent second-half shooting
slump to grind out the win.
"We have not been able to get
over the hump against them, and
they won both those games," said
Gamecocks coach Dave Odom.
"So we'll be looking to reverse
With a Kentucky showdown
looming and an opportunity to
improve NCAA Tournament
seeding, junior guard Anthony
Roberson stressed that this is no
time for complacency.
"We've got to play hard every
time out," Roberson .said. "This
isn't the time to breathe easy.
We've got to keep playing big."
High-ranked men's and women's teams to defend championship titles
TRACK, from page 19
Nanless, Candice Scott and Scarlett
Ekeroma competing in the shot put. Scott
/von the weight throw in 2004 and current-
y holds the NCAA record in the event.
One athlete is particularly excited about the
trip to Fayetteville.
"I feel that even though we have a re-
ally young team this year, we're going to
surprise a lot of people and be right there
in the mix to actually win," high-jumper
Krystle Moss said.
The senior holds the SEC's best mark
this season with a jump of 5 feet, 10.75
inches, and is favored to win her final SEC
Indoor Championship meet.
"I'm excited," Moss said. "I feel like
we've always done really well and I don't
feel that anything is going to change that.
It will be sad once it's all over at the end,
but right now I'm just enjoying it."
Jones was cautiously optimistic about
the Gators' chances.
"In this conference, if you're in the hunt
here, you're in the hunt nationally," he
said. "This conference is so competitive.
Maybe 13 will be my.lucky number?"
UF scores record-low 13 points in half
BASKETBALL, from page 19
Seniors Tishona Gregory, Tashia Morehead
md Tamia Williams were honored before the
same. Gregory vwas held scoreless on five
shots, while Williams had 2 points. Morehead
led the team with 14.
If the Gators struggled from the field
in the second half, they could barely graze
the rim from behind the 3-point line.
Hitting 40 percent of their 3-point shots,
they were tops in the SEC prior to facing
Georgia. Their one-of-13 performance
against the Bulldogs was a very different
Had Mosby played, UF might have
capitalized. Georgia's leading scorer, Tasha
Humphrey, missed the game due to disciplin-
ary reasons. Georgia coach Andy Landers said
Humphrey will get a "dean slate," but Peck
would not give a similar vote of confidence
"I [do not] know anything past tonight,"
The Gators are now 0-7 against ranked
opponents and probably face their tough-
est challenge Sunday at LSU. Considering
Mosby's disciplinary situation and an all-but-
lost NCAA Tournament berth, UF clearly has
plenty to think about. However, Peck has not
concerned herself with UF's chances of mak-
ing the field of 64.
"I'm not worried about that right now,"
she said. "I'm worried about getting this team
prepared to go to Baton Rouge."
SHAF, from page 19
There will be blasts from the past
(remember Maurice ClareH and Adrian
McPherson?), underclassmen and
"workout warriors" all trying to prove
Oh, and there will be former Gators
there, too. Linebacker Channing
Crowder will be looking to show scouts
that he is the best inside linebacker pros-
pect in the draft.
We've seen what he can do on the
field, but Crow.der will have to tace
relentless cqui tlounig aboutt lis of-the-
field troubles. It will be in the interview-
in p5roc ~c ;-,Whe re Crowder could watch
his stock either tall or soar because of
the dreaded "character issues."
Then there is the talented and
squeaky-clean Ciatrick Fason, who
will be wearing No. 30 at the combine
if you'd like to look tor him Some ques-
tions that C-l \ il be forced to answer:
is he durable enough? Can he block
well enough? Is he fast enough?
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