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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 118
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2005
UF staff union
vies for raises
* NOT MUCH PROGRESS
HAS BEEN MADE SO FAR.
By EMILY YEHLE
Four months and five meet-
ings into negotiations, UF of-
ficials and a workers' union are
not much closer to agreeing on
salary increases than they were
on day one.
At this rate, approximately
1,000 UF workers won't see any
salary changes for the current fis-
cal year until negotiations end.
But their union, the American
Federation of State, County
and Municipal Employees, are
insisting on a 6 percent across-
the-board raise and were not de-
terred Thursday by its estimated
cost of $1.4 million.
UF, can af-
ford the raise,
UF has set
Whelan aside formerit
raises is "no
money at all" for the university's
budget, he said.
"Now, we know the amount
that we're asking for," he said.
"We believe they have the ability
At a meeting Thursday,
Michael Whelan, UF's attorney
for negotiations, told the union
that -the university would not
consider anything but merit rais-
es, since that's what UF offered
the rest of the university.
"I think it's important that
people understand that 6 percent
across-the-board is just way out
in left field," Whelan said. "It's
outrageous. We're not interested
And AFSCME negotiators
said they wouldn't accept a
merit raise as the only salary
increase this year.
Thus far, this deadlock has
cost the university 100 working
hours for UF staff involved in the
negotiations, which does not in-
clude the cost of the university's
chief negotiator. On Thursday,
UF officials promised to pay for
60 more hours of the workers'
time, or about two more meet-
After that, negotiations may
have to occur after working
hours or without worker com-
As for the rest of the contract,
five meetings have produced
agreements on 11 of 26 articles.
This contract is the first
AFSCME and UF have negoti-
Before 2003, the union had
an agreement with the state for
all 11 public universities. When
the state government reorga-
nized the governance of state
universities in 2002, the Board
of Trustees, UF's highest govern-
ing power, refused to continue
Since then, the union has
been re-established, and negotia-
tors are using the old contract as
During the previous reign of
the union, electrician Sohn Moon
said he received a raise every
year. Since 2003, he said his pay
has been frozen and the cost of
his insurance has increased. The
union is only asking for the sta-
tus quo, he added.
"We didn't change the rules
of the game," he said. "They
came and changed the entire
UF officials want to change
more in the contract than
AFSCME representatives do, in
an effort to "start fresh."
Whelan said his associates are
simply doing "housekeeping"
on the old contract.
"We didn't just take a chain-
saw to it," he said. "We took a
Fiddle me this
Despite the rain Thursday, UF students Cori Matthews, Amber Northcutt and Larry Kirk dance to
Irish melodies fiddled by friend Libby O'Neill in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.
Insurance coverage issues arise
Officials blame electronic mixup
By JEFF SIRMONS
A UF faculty member:went to the
doctor's office for a routine check-up,
only to discover she was uninsured,
despite having proof of insurance.
"All records show I have it," said
the professor, who wished to remain
anonymous because of her nonten-
ured status. "It's appalling that people
have lost health insurance and have
no way of knowing until they go see
Like her, some UF faculty and other
state employees may have temporarily
lost or altered health insurance-plans
because of a January transfer of files
to People First, an updated Human
Resources software program, a
Department of Management Services
John Kuczwanski estimated that
less than 3 percent of the 200,000 files,
each representing a state employee,
have been lost or altered.
"As a percentage, it's relatively low;
however, it's completely unacceptable
when any people's insurance is being
robbed," Kuczwanski said. "More still,
3 percent of 200,000 is a lot of people."
To respond to the problems, the
department has a team specifically
trained to work on insurance cover-
age problems, and Convergys, which \
developed People First, has developed
a team working to find any flaws in
The team has yet to find a problem
in the system, despite having worked
since New Years Day.
The transfer was an "undertaking
unlike any other done before in the
U F es," referring
Admnilstraton to its size.
said the transfer was desperately
needed, however, because the old sys-
tem, which was 20 years old, was not
compatible with many new software
The new program cost the state
between $60 and $95 million to imple-
SEE INSURANCE, PAGE 11
* RTS will be using
nine new buses on
city streets and on
the UF campus.
new vehicles were
RTS's 30th anniver-
See story, pg. 5.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
The jury deliber-
ated for five hours
Thursday when a
deputy sheriff handed
Judge Mary Day Coker
a slip of paper.
"We will not come to a
decision tonight!!" the
See story, pg. 4.
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-FRIDAY, NARCH 18, 2005 ALLIGATOR, 3
City hopeful looks to create solutions for residents
Editor's note: This is the final opportunity and a responsibility to as you have one,'" Donovan said. ''- .- -' K
article in a series taking a tap into that." Donovan works as chaplain for ."A
closer look at candidates for Donovan proposed a series of Hospice of North Central Florida in
the Gainesville City Commission invitations to students, recruiting Chiefland, visiting patients and their.
District 3 seat. them for volunteer committees that families throughout the area. .
By BRIAN HAGN would pool their expertise with ef- While he canvassed Gainesville's '
By BRIAN HAGEN
Alliatr Wite forts to build Gainesville as an eco- west and southwest neighborhoods,
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their worries absentee landlords -
A" 1, n T- T...... ..;. ,,: "Students come with a high neglecting their neighborhoods.
level of education, tremen-
dous energy and talents to
offer to our community," he
said. "We have an opportu-
nity and a responsibility to
tap into that."
Candidate for City Commision
A student commissioner, as pro-
posed by various other candidates,
would be a good thing, Donovan
said, building a more formal rela-
tionship between the city and the
Donovan's experience in public
service included going to Pacific
Micronesia with the Peace Corps,
Alachua's Community Coalition
Against Poverty and Gainesville's
Affiliated Congregations to Improve
Donovan served for 17 years
as a minister for the Unitarian
Universalist Association, a faith that
welcomes members of all beliefs and
affiliations to its services.
"As Dwight Eisenhower said, 'I
don't care what your faith is, so long
traffic, the environmental impact of
the proposed Gainesville Regional
Utilities power plant and how
to preserve the natural beauty
of Gainesville all concern them,
"It's a great way to find out the
concerns of the community," he said
of his door-to-door visits. "I'm com-
mitted to doing this every year, not
just election year."
Donovan's : favorite film is
"Groundhog Day," the Bill Murray
comedy in which a foul-tempered
weatherman is forced to relive a
single day again and again.
"First of all, it's very funny,"
Donovan said, but more than that,
"It's a great depiction of the spiritual
journey through mindfulness. You
can remedy your flaws through kind-
ness, concern for others and love."
Donovan's hobby is exercise,
including kayaking, hiking, walk-
ing on the prairie and jogging with
If fame knocked, Donovan said
"I'd like to be famous for really
enjoying being alive, taking the op-
portunity to make discoveries about
life the beauty of the earth, the
human capacity for growth."
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probably don't have a clue to what
people need. So ask."
The experts are the people in
the community in Gainesville,
veterans groups, healthcare provid-
ers, women's organizations and
churches know their community's
needs, he said.
If elected, Donovan said he plans
to ask for more than information; he
plans to ask com-
Elections munity groups,
2005 "Can you lead
us in solving this
Donovan explained his view of
students over coffee at Grandy's
Restaurant, saying they're one of
Gainesville's neglected resources.
"I think our neighborhoods are
somewhat afraid of students," he
said. "We need to invite [students]
The four years students spend
in Gainesville are an opportunity
to learn to live in a community and
cherish it, Donovan said.
"Students come with a high
level of education, tremendous
energy and talents to offer to our
community," he said. "We have an
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Jury decision in third Hudson trial expected today
* JURIES COULD NOT REACH
A VERDICT IN THE FIRST
TWO MURDER TRIALS.
By ELIZABETH PRANN and
MEGAN V. WINSLOW
The jury deliberated for five
hours Thursday afternoon before
court was called back to order and
a deputy sheriff handed Judge Mary
Day Coker a slip of paper.
"We will not come to a decision
tonight!!" the note from the jury
foreman said, requesting that they
be allowed to reconvene Friday.
Prosecutor Geoffrey Fleck
pressed his palm to his forehead as
a number of exasperated exhales
resounded in the courtroom.
Delays in the double murder trial
of Willie James Hudson, 30, have al-
most become an expected standard.
Twice, in December and February, a
jury was unable to reach a-verdict as
to Hudson's guilt in the July 2003
shootings of Gainesville residents
John Adkins and Kevin Harris.
Round three began Tuesday,
and both sides rested their cases by
Fleck contended the evidence
proves Hudson shot both Adkins
and Harris during a drug deal that
took place in Hudson's car, present-
ing DNA evidence linking Hudson
and both of the victims on a towel
Hudson is alleged to have used after
"These are the facts that are,"
Fleck said. "They don't depend on
However, defense attorney
Stephen Bernstein refuted these
arguments during his closing state-
ments, saying the state's scenarios
"The burden of proof is on the
state," he said, adding that there are
conflicts in the evi-
dence that suggest a
Local different series of
i events unfolded the
evening of July 2.
He asked that if
the motive of the murder was to steal
the approximately $8,000 Harris al-
legedly had with him to conduct a
drug transaction with Adkins, then
why was Hudson "penniless" fol-
lowing the shootings? .
He proposed that another man,
Gainesville resident Anthony
Anderson, 19, could have been the
murderer with an opportune hide-
out at the Martin Luther King Jr.
Center located off Waldo Road.
Anderson, a Center employee,
could have showered there after the
shootings to remove any evidence of
the crime, Bernstein alleged.
"There are too many blanks," he
The prosecution said Anderson
gave Hudson a ride after being
flagged down, but no DNA or
fingerprints of Hudson's were re-
covered from Anderson's vehicle,
according to expert testimony.
Just after 5:30 p.m., the jury
shuffled out of the courtroom and
will reconvene today.
When questioned about whether
Megan V. winslow/ Alligator Start
Willie James Hudson, left, and his attorney, Stephen N. Bernstein, listen as Judge Mary Day Coker dis-
misses the jury for the evening Thursday. Jury deliberation is scheduled to continue through today.
or not the state would continue to But Bernstein said that a third Outside, the rain had stopped,
prosecute Hudson should another hung jury might be as significant as and a small cluster of Hudson's
mistrial occur, Fleck's answer was a verdict. friends and family made their way
quick and adamant. "I would seriously question the across the parking lot.
"We won't end," he said. "I will cost of funds to continue trying a The jury is scheduled to return
try this case until it ends. I will try it case that has the weaknesses that for yet another round of delibera-
100 times if I have to." this one has," he said. tions today.
Forum hits on pregnancy
By CASSIDY MILLS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Women faced with an unplanned preg-
nancy, which involves one of the most
difficult decisions they make, were the
focus of the "Making Choices: How to Live
Without Regret" symposium in Flint Hall
on Thursday night.
Students gathered to hear Women's
Resource Center Director Dottie Rathel
relate her own experience she had to
make just such a decision when she was a
Speaking on the emotional and physi-
cal effects of having an abortion, Rathel
addressed how that experience now helps
her counsel young women facing the same
Education is key to making any deci-
sion, Rathel said.
"I was 15 years old and really thought
I was mature enough to decide," she said,
"but I wish that I had access to the type of
information the center offers when I made
The Women's Resource Center offers
free pregnancy tests and counseling to lo-
cal women, as well as educating them on
all of their available options. Rathel became
involved with the center after she was
counseled there, she said.
Part of the education includes fetal mod-
els that. represent life stages in the womb
and business cards featuring pictures of
"A baby can be only 12 weeks old, but
it's -still a human, just a different form,"
said Corrie DiSalvo, a first-year health sci-
ence education major and volunteer at the
Counselors at the center help women
with the emotional and physical effects of
an abortion, including nightmares and the
possible resulting infertility.
"Every decision we make on a day-
to-day basis affects the rest of our lives,"
Rathel said. "Abortions have consequenc-
The event was hosted by Pro-life
Alliance as part of Women's History
Month. The organization's president, Betsy
Hansen, also attended.
"Young college students see abortion as
the only option, but they don't realize all
of the resources available to them," said
Hansen in an interview before the event.
"We just want everyone to know that if
they need help or counseling before or after
an abortion, we have counselors and refer-
Alachua County has the highest rate of
abortions to live births in the state, Rathel
Pro-life Alliance member and health sci-
ence education sophomore Kate Keeley said
having a woman who has gone through the
experience speak about it shows the reali-
ties of a difficult decision.
"Through stories like these, we can un-
derstand how to reach women with similar
histories," Keeley said.
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RTS celebrates 30th with renovations, new buses
By IVETTE MENDEZ
Gainesville residents were
treated to music, entertainment and
refreshments to celebrate Regional
Transit System's 30th anniversary
of operation in front of City Hall on
RTS celebrated the milestone
anniversary at the Downtown
Community Plaza and unveiled one
of its nine new, recently purchased
buses, each costing $300,000, and
allowed residents to tour the buses.
The new buses include security
cameras, bike rack sensors and auto-
mated announcements of bus stops.
Parking and Transportation Cabinet
Director Zachery Jacobson noted
that 75 percent of RTS riders are UF
students and faculty.
Due to the RTS facility's accom-
modation restrictions, a series of
renovations are underway to better
maintain its current fleet.
"Every year RTS buys at least
eight buses," Jacobson said. "This
year we had enough funds to buy
RTS Transit Director Jeffrey
Logan briefly spoke at the celebra-
tion about the renovations, admit-
ting that the addition of the new
buses put a squeeze on RTS prop-
"We really had to find a place for
everyone to park," Logan said.
The project's next phase will
begin in May, during which the ad-
ministrative and operations facility.
will be rebuilt. The final phase will
expand bus maintenance facilities.
Once completed, the number of
buses being serviced at one time will
increase substantially, Logan said.
"We expect the plan to pass as
early as Memorial Day, and con-
struction will begin immediately
after that," Logan said, adding that
$14 million have been allocated to
UF contributes money that comes
from the Transportation Access Fee,
part of the $87.30 Activity & Service
Fee UF undergraduate students tak-
ing 15 credits pay as part of their
tuition every semester, to the bus
routes, Jacobson said.
The funds are being used to
help the student body by adding a
Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol
van and putting more money into
routes, Jacobson said.
Andy Aplcella / Alligator Staff
The Gainesville Regional Transit System will soon use nine new buses presented as part of its.30th an-
niversary celebration Thursday.
RTS expects the renovations to Our first priority is helping the ter, Logan said, adding that once RTS
improve service to the east side of underserved east side, especially is able to properly maintain its fleet,
Gainesville. with the upcoming UF training cen- other services can be expanded.
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Despite what you may believe from reading the Alligator
over the past month or so, there actually has been more going
on in the world than just the Student Government races.
From the ups and downs of the popular trial-trio of Peterson,
Blake & Jackson to the never-ending drama of the Terri Schiavo
right-to-die case, headlines across the nation have been rife with
crazy, non-electoral madness that has gone uncovered here.
What really makes us wish we could drop our SG addiction
cold-turkey, however, is that our ranting and raving over the
antics of those silly politico-lites caused us to forget about cook-
ing up a fresh batch of Darts & Laurels for that most important
of recent news events: the 77th annual Academy Awards.
Unfortunately, we can't roll back the clock a few weeks to a
time when we weren't completely jaded by the fact that snooze-
fests "The Aviator" and "Million Dollar Baby" won just about
every single Oscar. Instead, we're going to make up for it by
bestowing our own particular brand of awards on the unsus-
pecting perpetrators of the news events of today.
So prepare your acceptance speech, put on your most expen-
sive clothes and grab a B-list-or-better date as we stroll down
the red-carpet-lined path into this week's edition of...
Darts & Laurels
In the big surprise of our awards show, former baseball
player Jose Canseco wasn't nominationed for his performance
as a juiced-up-baseball-player-tumed-stool-pigeon. His story
did, however, inspire us to toss a Best-Egregious-Waste-of-
Government-Resources DART to the House of Representatives
for thinking that performance-enhancing drugs in sports is such
a problem that it warrants the attention of a House Committee.
Picking up a Best-Supporting-Moron nomination for this
same event was committee chair Rep. Thomas M. Davis II (R-
Va.), who created an advisory panel that elicited the Washington
Post to write the dumbest phrase that has ever graced its pages:
"Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and Chicago White Sox
slugger Frank Thomas, would serve as co-chairmen." In case
you missed it, that is two still-active baseball players serving as
co-chairmen of a panel that is advising the federal government.
Because everyone loves it when the underdogs win espe-
cially close to home we bestow a Best-Triumphant-Sports-
Every-Year LAUREL to the UF men's basketball team for
defeating the Kentucky Wildcats twice in a row and winning
the SEC Tournament for the first time in school history.
If the team can ride their wave of momentum to a victory in
the NCAA Tournament, "Hoosiers" will have nothing on us.
For the fifth year in a row, we throw the coveted Best-Villain-
in-an-Educational-Film DART to Florida legislators for pro-
posing bills that would bring them one step closer to their goal
of making the State University System the worst in the United
States. One of these, which thankfully was amended, would
have cut off state funding to college students who already had
taken more than 115 percent of the credit hours required to
graduate. The other, which remains a real danger, would have
made international students ineligible to receive state aid.
Rounding out our awards coverage with an issue that has no
relevance whatsoever to the SG elections at all-and, of course,
is no reason for students to ask for more representation and ac-
cess to shady, private meetings-we give a Best-Achievement-
in-the-Advancement-of-Fascist-Policy DART to the UF admin-
istration for announcing that they will require students to use
only their GatorLink e-mail accounts for university business.
The administration must be held accountable for denying
students their unalienable right to lose their registration and
financial messages whenever AOL's e-mail has a hissy fit.
Now that our program and the Oscars are over, you're prob-
ably wondering what you're going to do to kill the time until
this time rolls around next year.
Well, there's always the runoff election next week.
What's wrong with a few addictions now and then, any-
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Students take democracy for granted
W ith the swell of democracy that has surged in
the world over the last few months, there's
plenty of reason to celebrate.
Starting with a young woman in Afghanistan, con-
tinuing through the inked fingers of brave Iraqis and
now manifesting itself in Lebanon and Palestine, the no-
tion of democratic choice is much less an idea and much
more a reality throughout the globe.
Historians note "waves" of democracy that come
from the American and French revolutions, the post-
World War II reconstruction and the end of the Cold
War. There is no doubt that this exciting time will go
down in the history books as the fourth wave, in which
the oppressed in the Middle East had their first tastes of
a freedom we in the United States take for granted.
As students in Gainesville, however, we take our
right to vote for granted perhaps more so than ever.
Coverage of Student Government elections, fraught
with speculation, accusations and all manner of other
nonsense, often leaves students feeling as though they
have no true allies up on the third floor of the Reitz
Union only resume builders.
Vague election code statutes and little campaign fi-
nance regulation only have contributed to events that
have worsened the perception that SG is a corrupt tool
for corrupt students.
Additionally, students often do not realize that the
local officials they choose not to vote for dramatically
impact many local taxes and regulations.
I've been away from Gainesville on an internship this
semester but, as someone who has worked with SG and
local political issues in the past, I've been reading the
Alligator online to keep tabs on what is going on back
in town. I can say two things without reservation: The
Kristen student body is extremely fortu-
Soltis nate to have the field of SG and lo--
Speaking Out cal candidates to choose from that
they do, and it will be an enormous
shame if we can't muster even the
same voter-turnout percentage as a nation where those
going to vote risked life and limb to do so.
Sure, you miy not think SG or the City of Gainesville
does a lot for you. Maybe you aren't even sure that any
of the candidates running this time around will change
that. But perhaps you are a member of a student orga-
nization, perhaps you ride an RTS bus to class in the
mornings, perhaps you have gone to Gator Nights or
taken a crowded Later Gator home after a 2 a.m. bar
closing and all of this has more than a little to do with
your right to vote.
While none of these examples are on the same level
as establishing a representative government in a war-
torn nation, if every student took the three minutes out
of their day it requires to cast a vote, how much more
accountable would our politicians be?
Moreover, how much less influence would special-
interest groups have over policy, and how much more
influence woild the student body have as a whole?
The prospects for a bright future are amazing, but
only if each Gator takes a part in shaping it. Next week,
there will be runoff elections for SG executives, and the
end of March will bring a wave of local elections.
On those voting days, skip the daily crossword puz-
zle and invest those free minutes into exercising your
right to shape Gainesville's and UF's futures.
It's nice to know the only danger you'll face is the
threat of being attacked with campaign fliers.
Kristen Soltis is a political science senior.
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Cuban citizens' situation
no better on second anniversary
O- n this day in 2003, Cuban dictator
Fidel Castro ordered the arrest of
more than 75 journalists, labor union
organizers, civic leaders, librarians and hu-
man rights activists and held them as political
prisoners. Although some have been released
for medical reasons, they remain subject to re-
arrest at any time and other opposition leaders
have been incarcerated as of late. Rail Rivero
Castafiedo, poet and journalist, was sentenced
to 20 years in prison for crimes of indepen-
dent, free thought. His trial ended within a
day of his arrest, and he is yet to hear parole.
Atrocities like this only are part of a systematic
clamping down on the basic rights guaranteed
to every human by conscience and by law.
Unfortunately, the international stance on
Cuba has become complacency. One week
ago, Congressman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said,
"I know I am not the only person in the room
who is horrified to see Cuba as a member of
the U.N. Commission on Human Rights." Last
year, the U.N. Commission on Human Rights
only managed to get a weak resolution passed
by one vote at a time when Castro had com-
mitted his worst human rights abuses.
Recently, some rays of light have crept into
this sea of dark indifference. Activists such as
Spanish President Jose Maria Aznar and Czech
political leaders helped to put together "The
Chris Prague Memorandum:
Caraballo Final Declaration and
Speaking Out Working Plan," with
the goal "to help create
the conditions so that
the Cuban people can bring about democracy
through a nonviolent transition."
The Cuban people need our support in
their fight for the freedom of speech and as-
sembly, the right to live without fear, and the
right to self-determination. We cannot give in.
It is regretful that we can think of noth-
ing but remorse on this "anniversary." Today
serves as but another milepost in a 45-year
road of adversity that has pursued a genera-
tion of Cuban dissidents a tribute to sorrow,
marking what the U.S. State Department calls
"'the most despicable act of political repression
in the Americas in a decade." In a time when
apathy seems to have swept our younger gen-
erations, we must stand against torture, dicta-
torship and violence. We must stand for free-
doms we hold so close to our hearts that we
cannot fathom a life without them, especially
one in a place just 90 miles away from where
we live. It is time to remember and honor the
patriot-prisoners jailed unjustly for standing
up for democracy and human rights.
Chris Caraballo is president of the Cuban-
American Student Association.
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UF officials look into tuition hike
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
The head of UF's top governing
board presented a "road map" to the
Faculty Senate on Thursday of how the
university will prioritize if fundrais-
ing and tuition hikes bring a revenue
UF administrators have a lengthy
wish list to make the university a Top
10 public research institution, including
increased faculty salary and benefits,
more student financial aid and smaller
classes, but little hope of squeezing
more money out of the Legislature, said
Manny Fernandez, chairman emeritus
of the UF Board of Trustees.
"At the end of the day, it's going
to take a lot of money," Fernandez
said. "The money has to come from
devolution," which would give UF the
ability to raise tuition. In past years the
Legislature has capped the amount uni-
versities can increase tuition.
UF would have to increase tuition
revenue by $220 million to catch up to
peer institutions. If it could raise tuition
that much, the university probably
would dedicate the most money ap-
proximately $100 million to faculty,
by improving salary and benefits and
hiring additional members, Fernandez
The board has identified faculty
resources as the area where UF suffers
the most in national rankings, such as
the U.S. News and
.. at questioned how stu-
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S to increased tuition,
Sand Fernandez rec-
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Fernandez always be an issue of
But statistics show graduates of
high-ranked institutions earn more
than other college graduates, so stu-
dents should view higher tuition as an
investment that will reap better returns,
the chairman said.
.Though UF usually fares better than
its peers across the country in state leg-
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lofty goals, the chairman said.
"It isn't going to be as much money
as we need," Fernandez said.
The Legislature is now in session
and UF President Bemie Machen, who
attended the meeting, said he's been to
Tallahassee two days this week.
"It's too soon to be either optimistic
or pessimistic" about how UF will fare
in appropriations this year, Machen
Fernandez expects the Legislature
to begin granting local tuition control
in the next month or so, but it won't be
a complete hand-off, he said.
Two major obstacles stand in the
way of the Legislature loosening its
stranglehold on tuition levels the
Bright Futures Scholarship Program
and the Florida Prepaid Tuition
Program. Both are cornerstones "
of Florida government, but both are
increasingly hard to fund, Fernandez
Lawmakers are loathe to touch
the popular programs, and Student
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protect such programs and limit UF's
ability to control its tuition.
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HYPNOTHERAPY IN TOWN.
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
The exterior of Matthew
Brownstein's office suite is un-
assuming. Nestled' among travel
agencies and doctors' clinics, its
cookie-cutter front is easily over-
looked by the casual passersby
failing to read the letters on the
glass: "Matthew Brownstein,
Using a variety of tech-
niques, from simple meditation
to programming methods that
study the way a person thinks,
Brownstein, 32, has been helping
area residents understand and
eliminate their physical and emo-
tional problems for more than
To make his teachings more
accessible to clients, the UF alum-
nus plans to expand his business
by opening Anahat Meditation
Center in July.
not in this just
to help people
toms or to get
Brownstein said. "I feel that
I am really here to help others ac-
tualize their full potential and to
remove the underlying causes of
their current problems.'
Within his private practice,
Brownstein teaches his clients
that physical ailments such as
ulcers and sinus infections are
psychosomatic and can be cured
by examining the belief system
"If you come in, and let's say
you're overeating ... one emotion
might be that you're feeling lone-
ly or sad, and then I might say,
'Okay, that's the emotion now
what's the belief causing that?'
and you state, 'Well, I feel un-
lovable and alone,"' Brownstein
"That belief, that you're un-
lovable and alone, is the cause of
Brownstein said he experi-
enced his first glimpse of enlight-
enment on Jan. 13, 1992. The self-
proclaimed former agnostic was
laying on his bed in his parents'
South Florida home when he ex-
perienced what he now refers to
as a "spiritual awakening."
"Really, the best word for it
was an 'invasion,' without ever
asking to experience something
bigger than my own ego and my
own confidence as a human be-
ing," he said.
At the time of Brownstein's
awakening, he was a student at
Broward Community College. He
later transferred to UF to study
world religion and specialize in
"My major in college was re-
ally 'How do I get others to that
state of profound peace, oneness,
love and wisdom and health?'"
After graduating from UF,
Brownstein dabbled in acupunc-
ture school. But still he desired to
learn more about helping others
end their suffering through en-
At age 23, Brownstein went to
live in New York's Zen Mountain
After waking each day at
around 4 a.m., Brownstein typi-
cally would meditate within a
group for about two hours before
performing chants and studying
"Monasteries are definitely
not for the faint-hearted,"-
Brownstein said, smiling. "You
have to really want to be there;
it's not a vacation." -
Although Brownstein admits
many people might view the
monastic lifestyle as grueling,
he said his daily routine there
was comfortable and natural, as
if he had experienced something
similar to it before just not in
Brownstein, who believes in
reincarnation, said he has been
able to view approximately 10 of
his past lives through "past-life
,regression," a method utilized
within a hypnotic state.
During one of his past lives,
he lived as a Jewish rabbi in a
monastic temple setting near the
desert, he said.
"In that lifetime, I was really
upset with God and human suf-
fering, an'd I've definitely seen
how that's played out in this
lifetime into something that I've
worked through," he said.
Brownstein's spiritual jour-
ney took him from New York to
Massachusetts, where he started
his first holistic teaching center,
to New Mexico, where he at-
tended hypnotherapy school,
and then back to Florida.
Thirteen years after he first set
out to discover his place in the
world and help others reach their
own form of self-actualization,
Brownstein said he has found his
Hypnotherapy, and the teach-
ings and practices that accom-
pany -it, have managed to shine
a light .on what he once regarded
as unattainable: practical ways to
make people happy and free.
"I don't work to just change
negative thinking to positive
thinking," he said. "I think-a per-
son comes in with a false belief
about who they are, but it's my
job to help them discover their,
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Greeks weather rain to donate 500 units of blood
* A SPRING BREAK CRUISE TO
HONDURAS LEFT SOME GREEKS OUT.
By KYLIE CRAIG
The 26th annual Greek Blood Drive
proved successful this year, despite a few
bumps in the road.
The. drive ended Tuesday, collecting
enough blood donations to impact 1,500
lives, said Michelle Simmons, donor con-
sultant for LifeSouth.
"I think we had some obstacles, but the
overall enthusiasm is really there for this
event," Simmons said.
LifeSouth buses visited different frater-
nity and sorority houses throughout the
weeklong drive, collecting donations from
organization members as well as members
of the Gainesville community.
The Greek organizations involved com-
peted to see which house could collect the
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Life Sorority and Pi Kappa Phi
Fraternity won the respective
competitions, taking home the
famous Blood Bucket Trophy.
"It's a competition, but it's more than
that," Simmons said. "I think it's fantas-
Simmons, who expected to collect 700
units of blood by the end of the week, said
rain and a recent cruise caused the number
donated to barely surpass 500 units.
Nearly 900 UF Greeks went on a spring
break cruise te Honduras, which kept
them from being able to donate, she said.
"The area they went was malarial," she
said. "A lot of them were deterred. I can't
even tell you how many got on the bis and
tried to donate."
Greeks for Life, Tuesday's event sig-
naling the end of the blood drive, was
expected to increase the number of do-
nations before being rained out after less
than an hour.
Interfraternity Council Administrative
Vice President Jeremy Martin said the rain
didn't keep the blood drive as a whole
from being a success.
"It was a success because we were able
to get a group of 1,500 people together and
get them to give blood," said Martin, who
worked with Simmons to plan the drive.
Simmons agreed, adding it became a
success once one person got on the bus to
IFC President John Dicks gave blood
for the first time at Tuesday's event.
"I've never slept better in my-whole
life," Dicks said. "Part.of it was giving
blood and part of it was saving a life."
Next fall, UF Greeks will unite for a
blood drive in competition with FSU stu-
dents, rather than each other.
"It will be nice to beat them in some-
thing that has more purpose than' just a
football game" Martin said.
Marathon conflicts with city
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By DAVID COHEN
Gainesville is about to see
the first marathon on its streets
in approximately 20 years, but
which of two warring events
will finish first is still open to
Richard Brodsky, an HIV-
positive, brain cancer-surviving,
marathon-running father of two
UF students, has tried to bring
the World AIDS Marathon to the
Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail for
the past year.
He plans to donate 80 percent
of the proceeds to the UF College
of Medicine to go toward find-
ing a cure for the disease, which
Brodsky has battled for the-last
"It is my hope that someday
Gatorade will be remembered
as the second greatest product
to come out of U of F, the cure
for AIDS being No. 1," Brodsky
However, the city of
Gainesville has been planning
its own Five Points of Life
Marathon for February 2006.
Brodsky was asked to merge his
event with the city's, but he de-
nied the proposition. He wants
-his race to take place near World
AIDS Day, December 1.
"We've been planning [Five
Points of Life] for two years,
and we're not sure our event
will come off the way we re-
ally want it to happen," said
Jack Hughes, executive direc-
tor of the Gainesville Sports
Organizing Committee. "We're
a small community. We're con-
cerned (that) two events in that
same period of time would be
difficult to support."
"We might be more inter-
-ested were there a wider separa-
tion by dates," Hughes added.
"Mr. Brodsky has not chosen to
follow our advice. We wish him
well, but we need to work on the
event we have been working on
for two years."
"It is my hope that
be remembered as the
second greatest product
to come out of U of F,
the cure for AIDS being
Brodsky is not happy.
"This man has been a nui-
sance from day one," he said of
Hughes. "I have been telling
UF about this marathon since
last summer. They were really
excited about it. Then all of a
sudden [the Gainesville Sports
Organizing Committee] wanted
me to get involved with this
other marathon. They are just
giving me a hard time. This man
does not want the marathon to
Hughes insists that if the
city eould support Brodsky, it
"We want to help anybody
bring something to-town as long
as it doesn't conflict with other
activities," he said.
The man who has survived
being HIV-positive and a brain
tumor refuses to give up:
"I'm going to make this thing
happen," Brodsky said. Tom
Stevens, president of the citizen
support organization Friends of
the Gainesville-Hawthome Trail
(Froghat), said Brodsky might
be able to have the marathon
without the city's approval, but
forms need to be filed with the
Florida Park Service.
"I think he can do it without
the approval of the city because
most of the trail is not the city.
Stevens said. "It s not necessap,
for him to use the w hole trail '
Froghat believes the
Hawthorne trailhead would be
the easiest starting point.
Brodsky said he wants to
bring the World AIDS Marathon
to Gainesville because he has
been impressed by UF's break- \
through in AIDS research,
particularly those of Dr. Janet
Yamamoto, a professor of
pathobiology at the UF College
of Veterinary Medicine. In July
2002, Yamamoto introduced a
vaccine for the feline version of
AIDS, which is very similar in
composition to the human form
of the virus.
Last year, Brodsky held the
World AIDS Marathon in Kenya.
He has appeared as a guest on
national TV shows with Montel
Williams, Howard Stem and
"He's looking mortality in the
face and he wants to do some-
thing before he dies," Stevens
said of Brodsky. "He's sort of the
inspiration, but he needs to do
some of the perspiration, too."
State works to correct problems within new employee insurance system
INSURANCE, from page 1
The department anticipated there would be some prob-
lems and is now working to fix individual problems affecting
approximately 6,000 state employees. Kuczwanski said most
problems can only be found because of complaints received.
Reimbursements for accidentally uninsured UF faculty
members- will be granted, said Ryan Ray, spokeswoman for
the university's Division of Human Resources. Faculty mem-
bers should call their insurance providers to ensure their
insurance is still intact.
"We're doing everything we can to fix every problem,"
Kuczwanski said of state employees who were left insured as
a result of the transition.
UF administrators also are pitching in to resolve the is-
"Administrators of Human Resources and other admin-
istrators from Florida's 11 public universities have met with
People First to help combat the problems specifically that
faculty members are having," said Ed Poppell, vice president
.of finance and Administration. : i
"We approached People First and asked them if we could
help them solve the problems, and have since established
direct contacts with them so when we have critical problems,
we can fax, e-mail or call them for a rapid response," Poppell
said. "That way, we become advocates for our employees."
Both UF and People First could not estimate when all the
problems will be fixed, as most problems occurred in individ-
ual files. It is also unknown how many UF faculty members
were affected by the transfer.
. "Nothing is more important than keeping healthcare for
our employees," Poppell said. "Fixing the.problem is one of
our biggest priorities."
BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2005
l For Rent
ONE IN A MILLIONII!
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!I
Fully furnished 3 and 4 bdrm apartment
homes. All utilities, 24 hr Gym, Free Tanning
as 16w 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*
.ldr, internet & cable & elec & water
walkin 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!
SFurnished 2 & 3 bedrooms from $875
Luxury living with all the perks!
Includes cable, utility packages avail
All we need is you! 372-8100
for 3/2 in furnished feng-shui house in NW
area. $380/mo. Close to UF & SFCC w/#8 -
bus stop. 386-795-5888 3-22-10-1
COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA $425 util, cable,
dsl incl. On bus rts 9 & 35. Individual leases.
Call 407-620-1555 3-29-15-1
HUGE *AFFORDABLE 1, 2 & 3BR
Spiral Staircase Skylight
Pool-* 2 Tennis Cts
Indvl lease & Utility Pack
Now and Fall 377-7401 4-20-31-1
I For Rent
Spacious 3/2 house located on Tower Road
near the Oaks Mall Looking for respon-
sible NS female roommate. $300 + utilities.
Lindsey 786-282-8663 3-18-5-1
KENSINGTON SOUTH Sublease thru July
31st. 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse
$300/mo. Call 508-435-2267 3-29-10-1
CAMPUS LODGE Sublet April thru Aug.
1/1 with pool, gym, W/D, internet, W/i clst,
cable, water, basic elQc included. Move in
time negotialbe. $500 month 772-231-4609
1 room in 2BR downtown apt. Newly
remodeled. Quiet neighborhood Close to
Shands, UF & library. $350/mo. Month to
month or longer lease okay. Pets okay.
Call 262-1351 3-30-11-1
GATOR PLACE APTS 3600 SW 23 St. 2BR/
1BAW/D is optional. Park in front of your apt.
Pet play park. 2 mi o:. .- :,.ar,,:- $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
$99 1st month's rent
Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant?
CALL THE BEST!
WaL. ..r. R,-jll. ir.rp I l. i.T 'I.:;
Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
U For Rent
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 orAUGUST!
* 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
*Some furnished avail*
**Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $460/mo*02-1 $520/mo
1'& 2BR apts. convenient I.. .-r,,:.ppir.g tus
line, and just a few miles -ric.ri IF Lo:ai.1d
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
** A PRICE YOU CAN AFFORD!**
* Move in TODAY or AUGUST!
* 1BR $460* 2BR $530
* Walk to UF Pets welcome!
* Beautiful pools/courtyards!
* Open Weekends! 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
Amazing Apts! Perfect Pricel
1,2,3&4BRs! Any size pet ok!
FREE UF Parking & bus rt to UF!
tennis, b-ball, pool, mntrd alarms
U 1 For Rent
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
Now & Fall 1 Big enough for 2!
750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love pets!
Call by 4 Specials! 332-7401
SEEING IS BELIEVINGII!
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW-and FALL*377-2777
**HUGE Luxury w/Garage**
from $420 per person
FREE Alarn *WD*GATED ENTRY
FREE Tanning*24hr Gym*Camp lab.
Filling Fast for Fall**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
Too Good to Be Truel
HUGE 2/2 for only $425/person!
Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
Minutes from Campus! 372-8100
HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations and price ranges
If you retired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
Save $$$ and love where you live!!!
Spacious 1/1, 2/1 or 3/2. Avail Now or Fall
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
Want a bigger 2 or4 BR TH this fall?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF.*Free Gym*Alarm
Call by 4 Specials! 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
S Tired of roommates?!
Huge 1/1 dishwasher, patio/balcony
Tennis, bball, monitored alarm
Move-in specials, leasing now & fall
Open weekends, call 376-4002
Broke from Spring Break???
2BR/1.5BATH with W/D for $639!
Alarms, Free UF parking, pets OK
Avail NOW or Fall 373-1111
How To Place A Classified Ad:
Cash, Check, MC, or Visa
The Alligator Office
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M-F, 8am 4pm
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UF Bookstore may take THREE days to
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but there can be no refunds or credits
for cancelled ads.
Corrections and Cancellations:
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credits can be given.
Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND
with any corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RE-
SPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAYTHE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY.
Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be
given after placing the ad. Changes called in after the first day will not
be further compensated.
Customer error or changes: Changes must be made BEFORE
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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 13
l For Rent
1st MONTH FREE!
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
Tremendous two bed two bath
FREE UF parking & bus rt to UF
tennis, b-ball, monitored alarm
affordable, spacious, pets ok!
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.
1 BR & 2BR/1 BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$499 377-1633 3-31-57-2
***LIVE IN LUXURY***
HUGE TWNHMS:2/2 & 3/3
Free cable, w/HBO & Showtime
W/D*alarm*free tanning*comp lab
Pets welcome*Private dog park
Leasing NOW & FALL 377-2801
Free Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
& DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
Now 372-9913 4-20-71-2
Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
1BR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
HOUSES 2 mi to UF Now & fall 331-0095
630 NW 35th St. Ig 3/2, fam rm $1200/mo;
611 NW 34th Terr. 4/2 $1200/mo;
7 1802 NW 38th Terr 3/2 $875/mo;
642 NW35th St. 3/2 $1100/mo 4-20-71-2
S For Rent
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
Your PerfectApt Next to UF!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 & 3BR Avail
Aug. Specials from $489/mo. Lofts wood
firs & more. Some 'pet friendly! 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
3BR/2BA House $950
1 BR/1BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2.
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
U For Rent
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. 2BR
townhomes, duplexes. Privacy fence, mod-
ern appliances, ceiling fans, SW. Private
owner, please leave detailed message.
$450-525/mo 331-2099 3-24-50-2
LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?
The Leasing Connection
Located right behind Florida Bookstore
Plenty of FREE PARKING!
FREE Apartment & Housing
Call 352-376-4493 or visit
S For Rent
S unfurnished J
Houses for Fall
2 and 3 BRs from $690
Park Free next to UF
Some with W/D, backyard.
Call for appt at 371-0769,
Stupendous Studios Steps to UF
From $460 $559
Laundry, pool, pets ok!
Open till 8pm and weekends
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
115 STEPS FROM CAMPUSIII
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
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14, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 18/ 2005
U For Rent
DOWNTOWN LOCATION 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CHEAP RENT 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525.
WALK TO UF
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft O* $650/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft O* $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 0 376-2507
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
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 WID,
-D-irect Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Center!
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
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
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 $1250/mo 3-
Rent With Us Today,
Buy With Us Tomorrow!
Condo, House & Townhouse Rentals
Ask About Our Lucrative
Tenant Rewards Program!
2BR/1BA Downtown $515/mo
3BR/3BA Townhouse $800/mo
3E/2BA near SFCC $925/mo
Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118
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
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
Affordable, Quiet living
HUGE 1& 2BR Pool
Skylights 1.5 miles to UF
Furn Avail 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
Very clean condo 2BR/2.5BA, 5 min to
UF, 10 min to Shands, cent AC, DW, W/D,
cable, intefnet, pool, $800/mo Separate
leases ok. 352-472-9778, 305-299-3485;
Living it up!! Luxury style!
1 & 2 BR, Private patios, walking
distance to UF, next to Sorority Row,
Alarm, pets OK, W/D, HUGE bdrs & walk-
in closets. "Walk to.UF" Call 372-7111
DEAL OF A LIFETIMEI!
3BR/3BA ONLY $365/PERSON
FREE cable wIHBO/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 modern
kitchen, tile floors, double french doors look-
ing out on huge backyard $695/mo. Call 337-
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
**-*Few Blocks to Campus***
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
WALK TO UF!
Studio apt 8 blocks from campus. Wood
floors/large windows $395/mo Call 352-284-
9610. Available immediately! 3-18-10-2
3 BLOCKS FROM TIGERT HALL
2BR/1 BA apts CentA/C, newly painted $630/
mo. upstairs/hardwood -floors $610/mo;
downstairs/carpet. Includes water, sewer,
trash, pest, laundry on site, no pets. Avail
8/1/05. Call 352-316-4474 3-18-10-2
***4 BLOCKS TO UF***
3BR/2BA charming historic house. Tile,
hardwood floors, W/D, fenced yard, new
appliances. No dogs. $1260/mo Avail Aug.'
1 Block from UF!
1BR and 2BR Apts Avail Now, Summer or
Fall. See our list at
daily or call Merrill Management Inc. 372-
*Walk to UF*
3BR/1 BA house Available immediately. $900/
mo 375-8256 4-20-31-2
*Sorority Row Area*
1940's vintage stone 2BR/1 BA apt. Beautiful
hardwood floors. $675/mo 375-8256 4-20-
*8 Blocks to UF* -
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. Best deal in town.
Starting at $550.mo 375-8256 4-20-30-2
*3 BLOCKS TO UF*
2BR/1BA Duplex. Hardwood floors, *Sorority Row Area*
W/D,$535/mo 375-8256 Cute 2BR/1 BA brick duplex behind Norman
4-20-47-2 Hall. $650/mo 375-8256 4-20-30-2
U For Rent
*Sorority Row Area*
Vintage stone 3BR/2BA duplex. Remodeled,
hardwood floors, 2 story, W/D. $1250/mo
Work for rent. 2BR + study. Trailor home.
New W/D, screened in porch, fenced yard.
On 10 acre Whipporwhill Horse Farm, 10 min
Wof UF. Call 352-376-8792 4-5-20-2
3BR/2BA house. 2 car garage & apple tree.
1500 sq ft, cathedral ceiling, open floor plan.
$1045/mo. 352-332-0602 or 318-3721 4-
HOUSE 4-5BR/2BA. Newly renovated.
Close to campus. All new appliances, includ-
ing W/D. Carport.-610 NW 34th Terr. Call
352-373-8000, ask for Jeffrey. 3-22-10-2
HISTORIC HOUSES DOWNTOWN
1 BRs & 2.5BRs. $275-700/mo
Progressive thinkers preferred. View at:
3BR/2BA close to campus. Avail Aug 1st,
new kitchen, cent A/C, Ig fenced yard, $1075/
mo, drive by 3433 NW 1st Court. Call Marty
3BR/1BA, quiet peaceful setting, beautiful
views, 5 miles to UF, no traffic, tile floors, new
bathroom, W/D, big yard, deck, cute, clean,
$800/mo 871-8280 3-22-10-2
Historic Apartments. Ceiling fans, hardwood
floors, high ceilings, some w/fireplaces. 1BR
$466 w/water, sewer. First, last, security. SE
historic district. No dogs please. 378-3704
Avail for Current and Fall
Pool Tennis Cts 1.5 Mi 2 UF
Ind lease, Furn & Util Avail
Great Specials 377-7401 4-20-31-2
AVAILABLE FOR FALL Quiet two bedroom
house close to campus and busline. $750
352-215-8815 cal eves 3-29-15-2
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AVAILABLE NOW Blocks from UF. Duplex,
2BR/1BA, fenced yard, $675/mo HOUSE
3BR/2BA, W/D, $1175/mo. (Pets OK) Call
Carol @ 377-3852 3-22-10-2
*FALL* BIks from UF Houses *
Duplexes 0 Apts (Managed by owner) See
www.Dalyproperties.com for listings or call
Carol at 377-3852. 4-20-31-2
AVAILABLE NOW! NEW 3BR/2BA house 2
car garage in brand new subdivision close
to UF & SFCC. All appliances $1300/mo
negotiable based on length of lease. Call
3BR/1.5BA HOUSE Lg screen back pch, Ig
back yard, close to downtown, W/D, $900/
mo. Avail May 1st!. Call (office) 377-1071 or
(cell) 262-7174 ask for Brian 3-23-10-2
Cute 1 bedroom 1 bath vintage duplex, high.
ceilings, washer/dryer. 428 NW 10th Ave.'
$445/mo. Green Tree Realty 317-4392 3-
Clean 2 bedroom 1 bath with study, large
laundry room, nice yard. $675/mo. 310 NW
20th Ave. Green Tree Realty 317-4392 3-
Large 1 bedroom with study, new kitchen
$495/mo 302 NW 19th Ave. Green Tree
Avail now 3BR/2BA HOUSE. 2120 NW 55th
Terrace. Tile firs, Berber carpet, all applianc-
es incl. Privacy fenced-in-yard. $1050/mo.
Call 215-9987 4-20-30-2
1BR 1BA 1BIk to UF!
1218 SW 3rd Avenue
Carpet, window A/C, $385/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
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2BR 2BA in WOODSIDE VILLAS
7200 SW 8th Avenue $620/mo
Pool, clubhouse etc. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 3-18-6-2
2BR 1BAApt, 1 Block to UF
Central H & Air, Tile Floors
1236 SW 1st Ave, $585/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR 1BAApts 1 Block to UF
New Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht
216 SW 12th Street $540/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR 1BA Apts $500-525/Mo
5 Blks to UFI 840 Sq Ft
829 SW 5th Avenue, St. Croix Apts
Central H &Air, Includes wtr, swg, pst
ctrl, garbage. Call Merrill Management
Inc. 372-1494 3-18-6-2
1 Room efficiency, with full kitchen
$450/Mo Across from Stadium. Newly
remodeled. Tile Floors, Screened Porch,
Great Location. Avail in May. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 3-18-6-2
TOP QUALITY GREAT LOCATIONS
Upscale 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to campus on
north & east sides. Year leases avail. Begin
summer or fall. No pets. K&M Properties
Fall rentals, walk to campus, 2BR/1BA $500,
4BR/4BA $1700, sign lease now, move. in
Aug Edbaurmanagment.com 1731 NW 6 St.
375-7104 ex 355 3-24-10-2
Fall 2005 2BR/2.5BA Luxury Condo end
unit, clubhouse, pool, close to campus.
$825/mo. Call 352-332-8841 3-21-7-2
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2BR/1BA apt mins from campus, Shands.
Spacious, repainted, new carpets & new ap-
pliances. Beautiful backyard. $950/mo. Call
Anthony 337-1330 3-22-8-2
Room w/pvt bath avail mins from UF,
Shands, etc. Spacious luxury house has
fireplace, pvt billards room, hard wood floors
throughout., new appliances. $495/mo. Call
Anthony 337-1330 3-22-8-2
Space & Value! 3 and 4 bedrooms
Tennis, b-ball, monitored alarm
Pets welcome, free uf parking
Ceramic tile, dishwasher, pool
Open wknds, Call 376-4002
Avail May: Several units w/in .5 mi of UF
campus or closer. Eff $300-310, 1BR/1BA
$395-$415, 2BR/2.5BA $725, 2BR/1BA
$700. Sec dep, NS, no pets. Contact
email@example.com or Iv mssg 352-870-7256
CEDAR CREEK CONDOS 2BR/2BA
HOUSE w/garage, all appliances incl, W/D,
$900/mo 1st, last, dep. Pets are additional
dep. 281-0561 or472-5062 3-18-5-2
3BR/2BA house avail 8/1. Clean, quiet w/
DW, W/D, garage & enclosed porch. Close
to UF & SFCC. No pets. $1200/mo (727)514-
CONVENIENT 2 BR 1BAduplex,
fenced yard, w/d hookups, $475/rent
711 NW 19th Avenue.
Carl Tulington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO CLASS! 2BR 1BA
duplex, water included, $375/rent. Avail May!
407-1 NW 13th Terrace.
Carl Turlington Real Estate,-lnc. 372-9525
1BR/1BA for rent near campus. Pool.
Laundry room. Quiet area. No deposit.
$419/month. Available in May. Call Matt at
WE HAVE UPN
Sun Bay Apts 376-6720
Studio Apt on 5 acre estate property near
Paines Prairie. Wash/dryer, small pet ok.
Just 15 min to UF. Private and safe. Quiet
person only, 352-215-0396 3-28-5-2
I For Rent
2BR/2BA PENTHOUSE CONDO 2 mi to
UF on bus line. Brand new construction.
Charleston Place. Luxury in every detail..
Pool, gazebo, lots of parking. $950/mo. Call
Beautifully redecorated townhouse units.
2Br/1.5Ba Mill Runs Apts. Community room
w/pool. $350/mo per BR. Call 376-7801 or
cell 871-7801 3-28-10-2
Countryside at the Univ. 23rd & Williston Rd,
1 rmmt needed for 3rd fir 4Br/4Ba condo.
Separate leases $420/mo. Common area
furn. W/D, pool, bball, parking, gated, great
bus svc. Call Dan 352-328-1574 3-21-5-2
1&2 bed cottages & apts. $395/month.
Historical downtown! W/D hook-ups,
porches, great size Cut! Must seel
Photos @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 3-28-10-2
3BR/2BA Haile Country Club House
2BR/1BA Haile Country Club House
2BR/1 BA Brandywine Condo
Call Charlene 665-4106 for appt. 3-31-12-2
Be near everything at The Osaksl
Start at $525 for 1 bdrm, $675
for 2 bdrm, & $825 for 3 bdrm
Remodels Available! Call for move
in specials today at 331-883614-12-20-2
Hampton Oaks brand new lux. apts.
behind Oaks Mall. 2 bdrms start
at $850/mo & 3bdrm at $1200/mo
w/move-in special of up to 2 mo
FREE rent! Call 333-8643 today! 4-12-20-2
**10 BLOCKS TO UF**
1BR/1BA apt. in historic Victorian house
w/fans, wood firs, hi ceiling, AC/H. $475/mo
225 SW 3rd Ave. Avail Aug 1st. Pets ok! Call
3BR/3BA in 4BR/4BA Countryside Apt. Avail
Aug 1. $435/mo. includes everything! On
bus route to UF. Great access to downtown
and Archer Rec. Pool, gated, hi-spd internet/
cable, W/D. Contact Nicole 352-328-4551
Beautiful townhouse for rent. 2BR/2.5BA, 2-
story. Huge Ivg rm & kitch. 5 min to campus.
Rent 1BR or rent both. Lease term optional.
Move in May. $450/mo OBO 256-6734 3-
Luxurious Victoria Station Twnhse. Walk
to Butler. 2BR/2.5BA. W/D, alarm, pool,
free ethernet. Bus rt in front every 15 mon.
$850/mo NEGOTIABLE. Avail Aug 2005.
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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
HOUSE 2BR/1BA $695/mo. W/D, cent H/AC,
2.5 mi N of UF. Available April 1st. Call 352-
Downtown.garage/studio apt on bus rtes,
biking to campus walk to downtown off street
parking include H20. $330/mth 1st, last, dep.
Call 373-6551 leave message 3-29-8-2
Big, Bright and Beautiful! Very cute 1BR/1 BA
near Duckpond. No sec deposit unless you
renew. $460/mo. Call 352-262-1484 3-24-
University Terrace West
4/4 Individual Leases
New Carpet & Paint
Furnished Living Area
W/D, Pool $395/mo
Unitdn Properties 373-7578
University Terrace Gainesville
4/4 Individual Leases
Furnished Living Area
W/D, Pool $405/mo
Union Properties 373-7578
Walking Distance to UF
1433 NW 3rd Avenue
2BR 1.5BAW/D h/up
'3 units available in quad
Union Properties 373-7578
Off SW 35th Place
Like New Townhouse
2BR 2.5BA W/D, Pool
Union Properties 373-7578
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
LOOKING FOR A BARGAIN?
Bid on a sublease, call 866-837-1309 or visit
Female roommate to sublease for summer
in a 4BR/2BA. Less than $400/mo for every-
thing. Need May thru Aug. Aug FREE. Call
Amy @ 352-262-3662 3-18-8-3
UNIVERSITY TERRACE 1BR/1BA, w/walk-
in-closet in 4BR/4BA furn apt. All utils incl
for $315/mo May July. NS pref. Bus stop
in front, rts. 12 $ 35. Call 352-281-3092 3-
Apt-for summer A & B sublease 1BR in 4BR/
2BA furn University Glades apt. $370/mo
(originally $435) all utils incl. M/F for all fe-
male apt. Call 386-212-9042 3-22-10-3
1 BLOCK FROM SWAMP
2BR/1BA $365 ea May thru July
Some furniture available
Call Sasha 305-479-1289 3-22-10-3
1BR in 3BR home. Flex lease terms. May,
June &/or July..Opt to renew. Bike, walk or
bus to UF.W/D, wood fir, screened porch, ga-
rage & carport. Furn avail Only $315 + utils.
336-4126, 305-409-4414 3-22-10-3
EMERGENCY SUMMER SUBLEASE
2BR/2.5BA townhouse 2 blocks to UF. May
-Aug $900/mo OBO 352-266-8475 4-1-18-3
From May to Aug. 1BR/1BA.in 3/3. Huge,
furniture and W/D inc. $380/mo, bus route,
pool, tan bed at Greenwich Green. Call
Ysail 352-2 ;...' ,. '.3.b.sor, ,ull i.u .
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SUMMER SUBLEASE at Gainesville Place
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA $480/mo. Price NEG.
Everything incl. Female only. Call 727-643-
Summer sublease w/option to renew. Starts
in June. F roommate needed for 1 BR/1 BA in
3BR/3BA. Cheap $335/mo rent + 1/3 utils.
COLONIAL VILLAGE. Aug rent FREE! Bus
routes 9 & 35. W/D, internet. 375-7408 3-
Studio with CAPTIVATING VIEW!!!
5 min walk to UF/sorority row, bus, F room-
mate. Avail May-July. ALL utils incl. Furn,
ethernet, gym, pool. $400/mo 786-246-3049
Homestead Apt Sublease. Now thru July
31st. 2BR/2BA W/D hook up, pool, gym, bus
stops, laundromat, pets ok. $679/mo. Call
378-2699 or 317-4507. Renewal optional.
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Pool, tennis, near
BB, VB, 24-hr gym, tan beds, W/D. Cable,
internet, furnished, util incl. Call 352-271-
Great furnished apt w/own bath
Perfect for summer
$333/month + 1/3 utls & cable
Call (352) 222-8889 3-18-5-3
SUMMER Sublease at University Club. 1BR/
1BAih 4BR/4BA apt. $390/mo Incl util, cable,
furn, ethernet, & more. Call Natalie 786-423-
$350/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE 1BR/1BA in
4BR/4BA fully furn apt in University Club. Incl
50" TV, hi-spd internet, cable w/HBO, W/D.
Call 561-703-3693. "3-25-10-3
$490/mo Amazing 1bed/1 bath.
WALK TO CAMPUS Available today.
14th St & 2nd Ave Behind Chipotle
Call (352) 682-8282
Sublease til Aug 15 (Option to renew) 3-
Extra large fully furn 1BR apt, 1/2 mile to
UF campus, hew furniture & carpet, move-in
bonus. Avail from 5/1-8/31 371-9950 or cell
Arlington Sq 1BR 4/1 8/1 $0 down and
$565/mo OBO. Normally $700. 239-218-
1BD 1BA, $480/mth. Fully furnished, water
included. Available May 1-July 31. Call 335-
SUBLEASE male space, Lexington
Crossing. Room/bath in 4BRIBA apt. $900
whole summer. Contact 386-846-8890 Valle
SUMMER sublease! 1Br in a 4Br Campus
Club apt. $400/mo jncl maid svc, util,
cbl,furn, ehternet & more NO FEES! May 1
- Aug 5. Female only. Please call 352-262-
SPACIOUS 1BR/1BA IN 3BR/3BA
TOWNHOUSE. Avail now-Aug. $300/mo +
1/3 utils & cable. Furn or unfurn. Incl 2 pools,
.tennis. Call 407-340-8814-3-22-6-3
MAY FREE! 1/1 apt in Aspen Ridge from 5/1
- 7/30 w/option fo renew. Apt comes fully fur-
nished & w/washer/dryer & alarm. $610/mo.
Call 352-377-7349 3-18-4-3
Large 2Br/1Ba over-sized apt @ Sun Bay
Apts. 5 mins bus or 20 min wald to UF. DW,
on-site laundry, free pet sitting. Begin May 10
thru July 31st. $510/mo. Call 352-335-8694
ask for Daniel or Nicole. 3-28-5-3
BLOCKS FROM UF
Summer sublease 1Br in 2BR/1BA. $4037
mo + 1/2 utils. Call Rebecca @ 317-8092
HIDDEN LAKE APTS 5/1 7/31 sublease.
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA $425/mo + 1/3 util.
New'washer & dryer, spacious, free wireless,
pool, tanning bed. Please call 352-871-1325
or email firstname.lastname@example.org 3-28-10-3
PEBBLE CREEK 1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2BA apt.
Avail now to 6/30/05. W/D, DW, $415/mo
+ 1/2 utils. Call 864-270-7544, email
CAMPUS LODGE APT. $100 OFF RENT!
Start in May. Female needed for 1BR/1B,
$450/mo incls all + internet, W/D, furnished
Near UF & SFCC. Call 954-691-8944 3-2:
1 WEEK FREE
May 1st-Aug 7. 1 BR/1 BA WALK TO CLASE
Only $529/mo OBO. Graduating, need t
sublease 407-375-5240 3-23-5-3
$240/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE
+ 1/3 until
3BR/2BA Boardwalk Apt.
Call PK 954-682-5979
or Call 904-705-1689 3-21-3-3
Gainesville Place sublease. Furn 1 BR/1BA
4BR/4BA apt. Everything incl, w/W/D, pot
bus stop outside. May Aug $475 OBO C;
Allison 352-514-3983 3-23-5-3
Very spacious 2BR/2BA townhome. Avail f
sublease on May 1st-July 31st. 2-level hon
in beautiful Lakewood Villas. incl loft BR
study. Price neg. Call Kelly 561-644-59:
Sublease an awesome Countrysi(
Apartment. Avail NOW $420 includes e
erything. On bus route to UF and close
1-75 for SFCC. High spd internet/cable. Po
and b-ball. Contact Nicole 352-328-45F
$385/mo for summer sublet, unfurn. Renew
available for next year. 1BR/1BA, 1 blk E
Sorority Row. Call Joe at 352-371-67E
5 min walk to Shands *
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1 BR/1 BAapt. Vaulted ceilings, W/D, DW. C,.
move in immediately. Rent NEGOTIABL
Contaact Mike at 850-526-9224, 850-52,
SUMMER SUBLEASE AT GAINESVIL
PLACE. $465/mo rent all inclusive. 1BR/1
in 4BR/4BA. Female only. Call 352-359-10
BR for rent in 4BR/4BA apt. Clean, fu:
furnished, friendly roommates, near po,
.$400/mo. Available now Aug w/opti
to renew. Call 703-930-4830 or em
Fure2lui@yahoo.com 3-29-10-3 '
MARCH RENT FREE! 1/2 OFF APRIL!
2/1 from now July 31st $499/mo. C.
renew. Beval Apts 2330 SW 35th PI. C
. 256-0501 3-22-5-3
PERFECT 4 SUMMER!!!
Sublease avail in the Exchange May Au,
1/1 in 4/4. Great amenities, close to can
pus. Price negot. Call Ashley at 374-484i
ROYAL VILLAGE APTS. For only
$305/month + 1/4 electric! 1BR
in a 4BR/2BA. Females only.
Call 561-234-9220 3-22-5-3
COOL 1 BR APTS
Downtown, in large Victorian house. Avi
now. $450/mo, rent negotiable. 333-6614 .
SUMMER SUBLEASE from May 1 -Aug 1
$349/mo, incl utils, cable, internet, water, p
BA, 12 x 10 room. MELROSE ATPS: 40
Magnolia Place sublease for 1BR in 3BF
2.5BA condo. All furniture & utils include.
SW/D, ethernet, garage, cable. No depos
Pets welcome. $300/mo Avail now: Pleas
call James @t904-866-7539 3-18-3-3
University Commons Apt. March 20 -Augu,
20. Need Male or Female to move into th
complex. Rent $335. Please call 352-514
2326 for more info. 3-23-5-3
1 BR/1 BA RIGHT ACROSS FROM UF. Ava
May 1st w/opt to renew. $469/mr2a all 812
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5 t1 Subleases
1BR/1BA w/W/D hkups, avail 4/29/2005
$525/mo, located in quiet condominium
community of Rustic Springs. 1923 NW 23rd
Blvd, Apt #122. Josh 317-8776 4-13-20-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA at Museum Walk Apts. $413/mo incl
pool, tanning, fitness ctr, W/D, internet, and
pets. Call 850-819-0272 3-23-5-3
1BR in 2BR Sublet avail now to 7/31 and be-
yond $212. Cable TV internet not furn laun-
dry on site. Call Joe 561-685-4117 3-22-4-3
Sublese ., BEAUTIFUL HOUSE this sum-
mer. 2BR/1BA, W/D, hardwood floors, less
than 1 block from campus Avail 4/30 8/14.
Call 256-6714 3-23-5-3
Gainesville Place poolside apt. w/balcony;
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA; avail May July. ALL
utilities included. Furnished $399/mo or best
offer. 514-4881 3-21-5-3
1 or both rooms in 2BR downtown apt.
quiet neighborhood. Close to Shands, UF,
& library. $350/mo Pets ok. Call 262-1351
Oxford Manor sublease $295/
mo + 1/3 utils. 305-970-1619
Luxurious two-story poolside apt. 3BR/3BA,
W/D, free tanning spa & gym, no parking de-
cals $1114/mo plus utilities Leave a message
@ 262-8341 3-24-5-3
May thru Aug Lexington Crossing 1BR/1BA
in 4BR/4BA Ig rm, furn. All appliances. Cable.
Incl all utils. 2 bus rts, tanning, pool, bball &
vball cts, gym. $400/mo. Contact Karen
email@example.com or 772-341-9415 3-24-5-3
Walk 2 class. Summer sublease huge
1BR/1BA, pool, W/D, walk in closet, cable
internet @ Museum Walk. $350/mo PRICE
NEGOTIABLE. Call 941-238-7118 3-24-5-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE Avail May 1st -
Aug 7th: 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA apt in The
Exchange. W/D, utils, ethernet & cable incl in
rent. $54f/mo. On 2 bus rts. Fully furn. Call
4BR/2BA Avail 5/1 8/1. 1, 2, 3 or 4 BR @
$415/ea Unfurn. 1 block from Criser. Please
call Ashley 772-201-6158 4-7-15-3
THE LANDINGS summer sublease May
- Aug 1st. 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Furniture
available upon request. $382/mo OBO. Call
Campus Club summer sublease: 1 F in 3BR.
$375/mo includes all utilities, cable, ethernet,
maid service, 1st stop on bus 12. Option to
renew. Call 954-559-8470 ASAP 4-13-19-3
3 Blocks to UF, exc cond spacious 1BR NY
style loft. Avail 4/1 & for fall. Exc mgmt. Quiet
beautiful neighborhood. Free parking $518/
mo. 1824 NW 3rd Pl. #12. David 283-1516
*1 BR/1 BA in huge 3BR/3BA*
At The Gables. $350/mo utils incl. Walk in
closet, W/D, cable internet, garage. May thru
July. Female only 352-514-5252 3-24-5-3
Now/Summer sublease 1/1 in 4/4 utilities +
wash/dry + ethemet + cable + full furnish +
pool view = DARN GREAT DEAL
ONLY $375/month 352-258-3542 3-31-10-3
Summer sublease 2BR/2BA avail in 4BR/
4BA in The Exchange apts. Great location,
price neg, utils incl. Females only, avail May-
Aug. Call Elyse 954-461-8506 3-23-8-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laur(s 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Roommates Roommates R a Real' Estate. 3
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.Avail 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
SM/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 4-20-71-4
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. $340 +
utils. 352-271-8711 3-24-25-4
IMMEDIATE ROOMMATE to rent 1BR in 3/2
house. New wood floors, new appliances, 4
mi from campus. $350/mo + 1/3 utils. Ryan
GIRLS ONLY 2 rooms one April, one May to
July 31. Each w/pvt baths. Cent AC, W/D,
cable incl. Internet-ready. $350/mo each.
305-299-3485 Call 352-472-9778 3-23-20-4
Roommate needed. $200/mo + $200 refund-
able dep. + 1/2 util. Furnished 2BR/2BA.
Female preferred. 352-335-6274 3-23-20-4
Grad, uppperclassman, or prof to share spa-
cious new 3BR/2BA house. Internet & cable
incl. Must be neat, clean & responsible. $450
or 425/mo + 1/2 utils. Short or long term
avail. 262-3989 4-4-26-4
M/F to share house for summer and/or fall
move in ASAP! Furnished, all amenities,
large yard, pets welcome, 2 mi to UF $450/
mo INCLUDES EVERYTHING. 352-378-
M/F, NS needed to share 2BR/2.5BA
Southfork Oaks townhome. (Near Target)
Unfurn master BR w/own BA avail. W/D, no
pets, prefer serious student or prof. $347/mo
+ 1/2 utils. No lease. Call Evan 335-9714
ROOMMATE WANTED for 3BR/2.5BAtown-
house N of Thornebrook shopping center on
39th Ave. $75/wk incl utils, hi spd i-net, pool &
tennis. Under age 25 please. 352-363-0143
or 386-698-0899 3-22.5-4
2BR/1BA SW-5th Ave by Credit Union/
Norman Hall/hospital/buses for city/UF.
Laundry/AC/furniture/c-fans. $300 + half
until. Quiet/considerate F/M? Call 337-9746
Quiet Non Smoking
roommate wanted come May
$370 per month + uitl
Call local 352-376-4250.
or call cell 904-994-6764 3-22-10-4
2 F NS ROOMMATES NEEDED for summer
or fall @ University Terrace West, SW 20th
Ave. Fully furn, ea person has own pvt BR
+ pvt BA, no dep, 1 yr lease, $350/mo + 1/4
utils. Call Talia 352-427-8583 3-30-15-4
for a 2BR/2BA condo in nice & quiet NW
part of town. Call for more info 514-6213
Avail May 2 rooms in Ig house, 1 blk from
13th & University, $300 + split util, sec dep,
NS, no pets. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
leave message at 352-870-7256 4-20-28-4-
4BR/4BA Univ Terr W Condo -Immed Occ
Room rental basis Perfect for sutednts
with or without roommates! $400/mo per
rm, utilities & broadband pd, bus to campus!
Call 239-537-5100 4-8-20-4
Summer sublease $315/mo or full yr
lease $385/mo 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2.5BA in
Kensington N on SW 20th. Huge walk-in
closet Great F rmmt in grad sch, 2 cats.
F only. Avail May 2nd. Kathryn 262-9588
Roommate for 3BR/2BA cut home near NE
historic district. Stable, older grad student or
porfessional woman. No drugs/alc. $300. incl
utils. 352-384-3793 3-28-10-4
Prof/grad to rent unfurnished MBR suite in
beautiful new 2Br/2BAtownhome Plantation
Oaks. CHA, W/D, $450/mo + 1/2 utilities. Call
Wanda 352-538-6505 ASAP 3-21-5-4
Tivoli Apartments. $338 + utils. Private BA,
no sec dep, pool, gym, tennis courts. 339-
NS responsible grad student/professsional
for own room/bath in large quiet home. 8
blocks north of UF. No party hounds. $500/
mo includes all utilities, wireless, W/D, cable.
1 room 4 rent in 4BR/2BA house @ 2
NW 29th St. 8 blocks to UF, private bath,
screened porches, carport, pets OK. No
lease or deposit $290 + utils. Call 352-283-.
Female roommate. Unique studio apt in
beautiful restored 1900's house. 1 mile to
UF. Separarte entrance w/own kitchen, bath
& loft. $550/mo utils incl. No smoking/pets.
1 Female, responsible, NS, student wanted
for 3BR/2BA house. A/C, W/D, pet friendly,
close to UF & SFCC, 1st & last mo rent.
$300/mo + 1/3 utils. Call Liz 352-339-5463
2BR avail in 4BR/4BA condo in Countryside.
W/D in apt, 32" TV, walk-in closets, pool,
gym, e-net $400/mo incl electric'& cable.
1 MONTH FREE W/LEASE 305-944-3600
Avail NOW Great location 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA, Washer and dryer, high spd internet,
$308/mo + util. Females only, please call
Lauren @ 352-799-3726 Iv message. 4-
1/1 in 2/2.5 for rent $450 furnished 1/2 utils.
SW 69th Terr. Lots of new upgrades, back-
yard; avail now. Call Renee at 407-702-3899
2 Females looking for third M/F roommate
to share a 3/3 condo less than a mile from
campus. $275/month + 1/3 utilities. Call Erin
at 352-316-1063 3-23-5-4
F/NS grad student to share 3 bed/2.5 bath
condo w/1 female mature grad student.
Casablanca West complex, quiet, extra
storage. $412/m6 & 1/2 utl. Pets welcome.
Move in Aug 1 for 12 mo lease. Call Marisa
Roommate needed to share beautiful 3/2
house in NW G'ville. Fully furn, pets wel-
come, huge fenced yard, W/D, DW Available
immediately. Vicky at 386-848-5620 3-23-
N/S .ROOMMATE needed for fall and/or
summer for 3BR home near mall. Located in
quiet wooded area. $350/mo EVERYTHING
INCLUDED. Must love dogs. 352-262-9630
Share 2BR downtown apt. Newly remod-
eled. Close to Shands, UF & library. $350/
mo. Month to month or longer lease okay.
Pets okay. Call 262-1351 3-30-11-4
ATTENTION! F roommate needed for 1BR/
1BA in a condo. $400/mo utils incl. Must be
responsible, neat & clean. Avail Now Call
Mabgene @ 561-827-4970 3-23-5-4
Room in 3/2 house by lake & woods, Ig yard,
cent AC, W/D, nice kitchen, art room; seek-
ing cooperative, easygoing roommie $300/mo
+ shared bills, 1st, last, sec dep 384-1431
-STONERIDGE APARTMENTS 1 female
roommate needed for awesome 3BR/2.5Ba
townhouse. Rent $310 + 1/3 utils. Easygoing
- Call Leila 407-701-2869 3-24-5-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch,.concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5
NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price or condition. 352-264-7347
or visit us at www.happygatorhomes.com4-
The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats,
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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE-OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
WANT ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO BE
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352-281-3551 Matt Price Campus Realty
3BR/2.5BA condo. 1 floor living downtown
Gainesville. Approx 1850 sq ft. $304,900:
407-346-2322 Owner/Agent 3-24-15-5
* 2BR/2BA CONDO FOR SALE
Oakbrook 2 blocks from UF
SW 13th St and SW 16th Ave
All appliances, $129,900.
Call 904-910-4263 3-21-5-5
HOT STUDENT CONDOS NEAR UF
Save Thousandss When You Buy Now.
FREE LIST of Great Local Condos.
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1BR/1BA LOFT CONDO
ELEGANT BOHEMIAN STYLE. Interior fea-
tures a customized kitchen, bath & balcony,
convt to UF, Shands, VA & mall. Amp. pking..
$73,800 352-222-2942 4-20-28-5.
SUMMIT HOUSE CONDO 1BR/1BA, 1
block to Shands. Investment or move-in for
fall. $55,000. Call 371-9520 or 317-2642
Townhouse 3BR/2BA. Close to'UF.On bus
rt. Quiet location. Dish/W, W/D, tile kitchen,
living/dining area. Fenced backyard. Pool.
$140,000 352-284-6154 3-22-5-5
HOUSE 2245 NW 37th PI. 3BR/2BA 1900.
sq ft, 3 mi from UF, laundry rm, Ig Fla rm,
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Great Homes Near UF
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OAK BROOK CONDO for sale
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LAND & GROVE AUCTION! Lake Placid,
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3 Tracts Offered in 16 Parcels; Preview:
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quick closings. Call (877)426-2326 or e-mail:
- firstname.lastname@example.org. 3-18-1-5
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Waterfront lots in
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for 1 year. Call now for best selection.
40AC w/creek near Peace River. 1/2 pasture;
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house, ready to go. $485,000(239)340-0501.
FREE LAND LIST- NC MOUNTAINS-
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Parkway. Call now..(800)455-1981, ext. 133.
FORECLOSED GOVT HOMES $0 or Low
down! Tax repos and bankruptcies! No Credit
O.K. $0 to low.down. For listings (800)501-
1777 ext. 1299. 3-18-1-5
Grand Opening .Land Sale! SO. FLORIDA
10+ ACRES Only $294,900. Huge savings
on big-ranch acreage in South Florida!
Gorgeous mix of mature oaks, palms, &
pasture.Miles of bridle paths. Near Lake
Okeechobee. Quiet, secluded, yet close to
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financing, little down. Call now. (866)352-
2249 x379. 3-18-1-5
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN $29,900. Free boat
slip! High elevation beautifully wooded
parcel. 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-
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COASTAL GEORGIA- GATED COMMUNITY
Large wooded water access and marshfront
homesites. Ancient Live oaks, pool, tennis,
golf. Water access. From $64,900. Pre-con-
struction discounts, www.cooperspoint.com
SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF HOMESITE
$208.03/MO. Upscale Golf Community
set amid Dye designed 18 hole course in
Carolina Mountains. Breathtaking views.
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Price: $59,900, 10% down, balance financed
12 months at 4.24% fixed, one year balloon,
Lake View Bargain! 2 Acres $19,900.
New waterfront community on one of larg-
est, cleanest, mountain lakes in America!
Hardwoods, views, common area w/
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financing. Lakefront available. Call (800)564-
5092 x96. 3-18-1-5
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 warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4--
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100% Italian
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale.chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
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
$49SQn sets $899Single sets $390King
sets $990From estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
King Size Waterbed, California Style, wave-
less mattress heater headboard siderails
seat, 6 drawer stand, very clean, $250 OBO
352-514-1800 email@example.com 3-
Washer & Dryer 1 yr lease $300,
1 semester $160. Call 332-0602 or 318-
Absolute Auction Sat, March 19, 10am NE
9th Ave, Gainesville. Thousands of pcs of
glassware plus furniture & primatives. Al-
Mack Auction Service Col.- Ken Mclntosh
35-495-2552 AB 405 AU 777 3-18-5-6
Mattress & box spring brand new in box with
plastic double beautiful pillow top paid 450
asking only 240 got accepted to san diego so
must move 870-1169 3-21-3-6
COMPACT KITCHEN UNIT
sink, refrigerator, 2 burners (91a electric) 26"
x 31" Never used. Asking $650 Parker 271-
5j Computers .
jA+ rr puter Gee
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Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min.response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
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*G'ville Computer Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking websitete development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
- computer/laptop repair
- networks, wireless, virus
-we BEAT all prices!
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cludes standard installation. 2 MONTHS
FREE 50+ Premium Channels. Access
to over 225 channels! Limited time offer.
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In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW& USED IKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
* Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9
For Sale 1
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional cooking utensils.
R.W.Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939. 4-20-71-10
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daily Mon Sat 378-3654 4-20-43-10
Absolute-Auction Sat, March 19, 10 am,
NE 9th Ave, Gainesille. Thousands of pcs
of glassware plus furniture & primatives.
Al-Mack Auction Service Col. Ken Mcintosh
352-495-2552 AB 405 AU 777 3-18-5-10
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ST. PATTY'S RV SALE! March 17th-
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RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW 67th Place
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on web-
2001 HONDA 929rr ERION ED
4300 mi, micron exh, new rear tire, tinted
windscreen, everything else stock, $6800
or make offer. Call Chase 386-937-2621
2003 BUELL BLAST
500 cc 7960 mi, fun ride.
$2795. Call 352-256-8527 4-1-15-11
SCOOTER FOR SALE
49cc, Itralian design, top speed 50 mph, 3
mo old, $350 514-7773 3-29-10-11
'2003 HYOSUNG SENSE SCOOTER
blue 767 mi, garage kept, $850, Call Robyn
** CASH PAID FOR MOTORCYCLES **
SCOOTERS, DIRT BIKES in ANY condition,
Running or Not, Titles orNot.
PROMPT PICK UP. Call ANYTIME
352-495-7769 Please leave message
MOTORCYCLE WANTED 750cc cruiser or
larger. WILL TRADE LAPTOP PC + CASH
Joel 336-0075 3-30-10-11
Red RX-8 Scooter for Sale'- basically new,
bought just 6 months ago, got a car so I
have to sell it. Paid $1,400 you can have
it for $1,100 OBO. Call Lou @ 278-8338
New Euro 3D 49cc scooter
4 stroke Air-cooled electric
start/110 mpg. Available in
silver, yellow & pink $999
Call Archana at 609-468-8373 3-25-6-11
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell@Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
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Best Cars Lowest Prices
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142.
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring your W2 & drive home today. Cash
.cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
now 338-1999 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
We finance anyone! $2000 discount off fi-
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Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
'88 Honda Accord $699
'86 Buick LeSabre $799
'88 Toyota Corolla $899
'90 Acura Legend $999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
S'90 Chevy Lumina Van $1499 0"
'93 Chevy Blazer $1499
'90 Ford F-150 $2499
'93 Chrysler New Yolker $1999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
96 HONDA CIVIC
2door 5-spd, Vtech, 93K miles, cold AC, all
power. $4500. 262-3989 3-22 -10.12
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
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18, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2005
1976 F250 4X4, 4 spd, 36" tires, FE, BBK,
Dana 44/60, blue, new starter, alternator,
exhaust & pwr steering pump. $3000 OBO.
Call 352-359-7716 3-22-10-12
1974 4WD K5 Blazer. 1 owner, new motor,
new tires, new brakes, 6" suspension lift,
35" super swampers, A/C, CD, convertible,
carpet, $4250 OBO Call 321-298-2457 3-
1999 GMC Sonoma pewter color, regular
cab / great truck, great gas mileage
Asking P000 OBO/NEG
Matt 386-212-7277 3-21-5-12
1999 TOYOTA 4Runner, excellent condition,
power everything, 98k miles, AC, cruise,
Michelin LTX.MS tires, dark green, must sell,
$9500 OBO, 352-284-4919 3-22-5-12
1986 VOLVO 740 GLE Sedan. Good condi-
tion, 175k mi, $1000. 392-3131, 373-0407
1990 DODGE SPIRIT
Gold, 4 dr, automatic, all power, A/C, 100k.
$2000 OBO 352-378-0329 3-23-5-12
HONDA CIVIC EX 2002 .2 dr, auto, gold,
sunrdof, 42k mi, Keyless entry. Excel cond.
$12,800 OBO. 352-214-1079. 386-462-
2907, firstname.lastname@example.org 3-23-5-12
PERFECT CONDITION 90k miles Mitsubishi.
Eclipse '93. $4000 negotiable. Don't miss
this opportunity. Green, Sony CD player
radio. Call 352-328-5894 3-24-5-12
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY. 373-9243 4-20-71-13
On-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augusti.e. Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
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for details. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech- looking for.hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4
CNA CLASS:. Learn @ your own time and
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and-competitive pay. Join
our team! -Learn more at, www.gleim.com/
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
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Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work summer breaks.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appf
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm 378-
2442 or come in and fill out an application
@ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
SNeeded for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
Mortgage lender has sales positions avail
for college students seeking prof work exp.
$8-9/hr + bonus. No exp req'd, flex hrs.
Apply in person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900
SW 34 St Ste 206 (2nd flr above credit
*I Help Wanted
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (must have full day
avail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
shifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply in person 7404
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 2-28-38-14
World's largest pizza delivery company now
* Delivery Diivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers
All you need is a reliable car & a very positive
attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's loca-
tions in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to the psychol-
ogy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
gatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
$8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule.
Call Dave for info: 379-9600 3-25-45-14
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed.
Gatorfood.com is looking for responsible,
enthusiastic people. City geography knowl-
edge, customer svc. exp helpful. Room for
advancement For more info: David 379-3663
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
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GET PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext.
250 or 352-669-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-14
SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for personable, responsible, enthu-
siastic, fun people. Customer service exp
helpful. For more info call David 379-3663
GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey!
LEARN how you can EARN $100K + per
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Positions available for full or part time in
sales. Gator Mania in Oaks Mall. Call 331-
7353 or 331-1831 3-18-17-14
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publishing field. Computer,
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skills req. email firstname.lastname@example.org 3-24-
communication, and computer
proficiency required. Flex sched. Will train.
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Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 3-29-10-14
CUSTOMER SERVICE REP NEEDED
University Air Center is looking for an out-
going individual w/good organization skills.
No exp needed. Come see us at 4701 NE
40th Terr off Waldo Rd. PT positions" avail.
Earn up to $117,500 in bonuses in 20051
Must have positive attitude and be success
driven. Call 1-877-656-3344 for appt. 3-31-
PT CLEANING SERVICE
Great for college students. Flexible hours.
Excellent pay. No exp nec. 378-8252 3-18-
ATTN: ART STUDENTS
Illustrator needed for children's book. Cute
nocturnal animals. Contact Samantha 352-
Now hiring PT/FT COOKS & CASHIERS.
Apply in person. Tower Rd & 13th St loca-
Excellent starting pay. Work around classes.
Resume builder. Start immed. All ages 18+.
Cond Apply. Call now! 335-1422 3-21-10-14
College Credit Possible $672/wk
888-362-2635 ext 251 for more info. 4-20-
PART TIME WORK
Great pay! Flex schedules. Sales/Svc, all
ages 18+. Conditions Apply 335-1422.
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between
2 & 4 Mon-Fri, Calico Jack's. 3501 SW 2nd
Ave, Creekside Mall. 3-22-10-14
SAT/ACT tutor to help develop on-line
study program. Contact 352-375-0772 Ext
122 or forward resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
PT/FT LANDSCAPERS WANTED
Valid drivers license a must. 352-222-1904-
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers
seeks a Software Tester to execute test
cases, assist with or prepare test plans
and scripts, and other testing duties. Must
demonstrate a stong work ethic including
attendance and productivity above average.
Minimum 2+ years of experience in software
testing/programming and AA degree in
computer science required. Familiar with
PL/SQL and C/C++. Blood banking experi-
ence desired. Submit resume via email
to email@example.com EOE/DFWP
Bright, enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
WANTED: PT barn help in exchange for liv-
ing accommodations. Exp needed. Micanopy
area. Silber Ridge Stables 352-361-1454
Call center needs telephone agents for all
shifts 24 hours 1830 NE 2nd St. Apply in
Be a Nanny for a Loving family!
FT/PT/Occasional, Great Money
mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(352) 332-1234/(866) 422-6550 4-20-30-14
Nurse/Medical assistant for busy
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related major. Full time position 32-36 hrs/
wk, Minimum 1 yr commitment. Experience
preferred but willing to train motivated per-
son. Salary negotiable. Fax resume to 352-
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (full day avilablity)
and line workers. (AM 8:30 1 & PM 12 6
shifts available) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
work environments. Apply in person. 7404
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 3-31-16-14
Apply at www.tutortolearn.com
Top pay! 3-23-5-14
for 2-3 mornings per week for toddler &
infant. Must be reliable, fun, energetic, &
avail summer C. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
Please call Bridget 373-0372 3-24-10-14
$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes. FT/PT.
No experience necessary. For more info call
FT toddler teacher wanted 8:30 5:30 M-F. 2
year old teachers wanted 12:30-6:30 M-F, 2:
30:6:30 M-F, 7:30-4:30 M-F. Previous child-
care experience desired. 1049 Museum Rd.
Security Staff Needed Nowl
$6.00/hr now $6.75/hr'summer
Help residence halls be safe.
Info and applications available
at housing office near Beaty.
392-2161 x 10125 for more info.
CERTIFIED LIFEGUARDS: May Sept.
Experience Preferred. Apply in person Tues
- Fri 2-4pm. Gainesville Country Club. 7300
SW 35th Way. 3-21-5-14
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Mystery Shoppers needed immediately in
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required. Call 888-850-1024 3-18-4-14
SERVERS & HOSTS. Experienced &
friendly. Apply in person between 2 & 5
prm. NAPOLATANO'S 606 NW 75th St. 3-
TOP PAY GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT
Pizza Salad & Sandwich Artists needed.
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Good Pay, Flexible Hours
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CAMP COUNSELORS Gain valuable
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EARN $7500-$8500 (May 2 -Aug 19)
School Furniture Installers.
$9/Hr F/T45-55 hrs/wk.
Out of town travel M-F.
All travel expenses paid.
All training and equipment provided.
Call immediately to secure
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Contact Jimmy at 373-7516 (DFWP)
PINK EYE? Participate in a study to treat
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Trainee needed for busy espresso bar across
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taught. Email contact info, work references
w/dates & contacts to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grad student (or similarly flexible schedule)
SWEET JOB!! Thornebrook Chocolates is
hiring sales assts, PT/FT. Only responsible,
hard-working, people-friendly, people need
apply. No calls please. Apply in person @
2441 NW 43rd St. Suite 11B 3-22-5-14
NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER Live-in PT for
7 mo-old baby. Must have-transportation &
references. Call 386-462-7343 3-22-5-14
EBAY POWER SELLER
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PT, FLEXIBLE HOURS
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375-4683 x 6500 3-22-5-14
Needed imm, child care for church nursery,
18-23 hrs/wk, eves, summer position, may
become perm, responsible Christian, exp,
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MS Office Experience required.
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Contact: Jackson Industries,
4001 Newberry Rd, E4, Gvl or
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Why travel to Tampa or
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Student Campus Rep Part Time
Book company seeks campus rep. Part time,
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org with resume
and cover letter 3-21-2-14
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@ 352-332-4577 3-22-3-14
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term. $6.00 per hr to start. Reply to P 0 Box
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ing, archery, team sports, high and low ropes
course, and skits. Employment dates May
21 August 5. Pre-camp training includes
First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard, and NCI. We will
be at UF conducting interviews on March 8,
30 and April 11th. Call Mike Brannan at 352-
447-2259 for more information. EOE/DFWP
The Florida Book Store is currently hiring
temporary textbook staff. Apply in person
at 1614 W. University Avenue. Complete an
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arena, round pen, trails, tackroom. Owner o
premises. 376-8792 4-20-71-15
SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM
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Coach says players are 'starving' to win, though some still lack dedication
FOOT from page 24
Siler just wants as little resistance
"When there is' change, you
would think everybody would re-
sist, but he has the same goals as us,"
he said. "He wants to win and we
want to win. Why resist?"
Meyer said he was pleased over-
all with the Gators' intensity and at-
titude on the first day.
"I. wish we were a little further
ahead," Meyer said. "If this was our
third year in the same offense, it'd be you ain't going to see one for
bang, you're into the full offense." awhile," he said.
Meyer said it would take about But Meyer said that would
five practices to install the new of- change pretty soon.
fense. "You'll see the intensity re-
"All these people coming out ally pick up on Wednesdays and
here waiting to see a good offense, Saturdays because that's when
we have a winner and a loser,"
Meyer said. "Offense either wins or
loses and the defense either wins or
loses... I want to see who competes,
who finishes. There's been a* issue
about finishing around here, and I
want to see who's going to finish."
Peck:.USF capitalized on mistakes
WOMEN'S from page 24
six seconds left. Her pass to Tashia Morehead
crossed the half-court line, and the backcourt
violation sealed USF's win.
"It was a play to come down across half-
court and down; there would have been some
screens to get some three looks," Peck said of
the play. "But they were able to trap us by the
time we got to half-court."
Struggle as they did late, UF never let up.
Peck said she was proud of her players and
that they did everything asked of them.
One such player was junior forward
Brittany Davis, who was all over the court.
The player who seems to have taken over
most of'the responsibilities left by suspended
junior Bernice Mosby, Davis had eight points
and eight rebounds in a team-leading 34 min-
utes. No other player played more than 26.
Davis said that despite all the turbulence
of this season, this was a close-knit group that
now must adjust for next season.
"We just got to get back at it, be just as close
as we were this year," Davis said. "And just
be able to teach the incoming freshman how
close we need to be...and how we need to get
things done to get to the postseason."
Peck thanked her three seniors for "jump-
ing in with both feet" when she first became
coach three seasons ago. Gregory finished
with six points, Morehead had 11 and seven
boards, and Williams also had 11 points to
complete her best season at UE
* Peck said it although the team's plans for
the near future are not currently set, there is
one guarantee for Friday.
"The one, thing that, we will do for sure
tomorrow is work."
SHAF, from page 24
window of opportunity to capture his
first national championship is closing.
North Carolina's Roy Williams:
He has the-most talented team in the
tournament, he was brought in two
years ago strictly to win championships
and he still must fight the stigma as the
coach with the most tournament wins
without a championship.
Illinois' Bruce Weber: His team was
ranked No. 1 throughout most of the
year and is the No. 1 overall seed, he
flirted with an undefeated season and
he has no idea what his team will look
like at the start of next season.
And while I understand the argu-
ments for these great coaches, I say)
Donovan is facing the most pressure.
His team is also stacked with up-
per-class talent with the makeup, of
next year's squad in serious question.
Perhaps no one's coaching stock has
fallen more in the last five years (ok,
except maybe Dave Bliss). And another
early exit would certainly get Gator
A run to the Final Four might.not be
what he needs to silence the critics, but
if Donovan doesn't reach the Sweet 16
he will continue to face questions about
what happened to the up-and-comer
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* UF WILL HEAD TO OXFORD, MISS. FOR A
THREE-GAME SERIES AGAINST MISSISSIPPI.
By TIM CASEY
After playing 19 games at home to begin the season, the
No. 6-ranked UF baseball team-will play in Oxford, Miss.
for tonight's Southeastern Conference opener. Part of the
Gators' contingent that will take the field this weekend
is pitcher Alan Home, who pitched for No. 14- ranked
Mississippi in the 2002 and 2003 seasons.
A torn ligament in his right elbow while throwing a
curve ball in 2003 dealt a curve to the former first-round
"I had it torn the weekend before conference play began
my sophomore year," Home said. "I just barely got a medi-
cal redshirt, since you can't play past the half-way point of
Home (1-1, 4.87 ERA) transferred to UF in January after
recovering from Tommy John surgery in 2003. He pitched at
Chipola Junior College and in the Cape Cod league in 2004
as part of his recovery.
"The rehab is long and strenuous," Home said. "The first
time I threw a curve ball since then, and my arm didn't pop,
I knew it was ok to pitch again."
Home was selected 27th overall by the Cleveland"
Indians in the 2001 draft. He turned down a $1.6 million
offer, opting to pitch at Mississippi and improve his posi-
tion in the draft.
Ten years prior to Home, 2004 World Series MVP Manny
Ramirez was also a first-round draft pick for Cleveland in
the 1991 draft.
Home was chosen by the Anaheim Angels in the 30th
round of the 2004 draft, but opted for a chance to showcase
his talent at UE Home chose UF after, pitching coach Ross
Jones watched him in the Cape Cod league, saying they
started on a good relationship.
While Jones was scouting the prized pitcher, Home was
doing research of his own.
Often plagued with injury, Home studied the pitch
counts of starting pitchers under Jones and head coach
Pat McMahon. When Home saw that UF's pitchers were
healthy and throwing complete games in the last month of
the season, he was sold.
"To be throwing well late in the year, I thought they must
be doing something right,'" Home said.
Home struggled in his first year out of high school, after
being drafted in the same class as current major leaguers
Mark Prior, Mark Teixiera, Dewon Brazelton, Joe Mauer,
Noah Lowry and Bobby Crosby
Home did not start until midway through his freshman
year due to another injury.
"My first start came against Florida my freshman year,"
Home said. "I didn't pitch much non-conference. I was hurt
the whole time I was there."
"I had a stress fracture in my lower back from the fall and
had to wear a back brace and sit out," Home said. "It wasn't
pretty that first start, they got me pretty good."
McMahon is excited for conference play to begin. The
question looming this weekend is how Home will.perform
against his former teammates. .
"That's a maturity level that each individual has to
handle," McMahon.said. "That in essence becomes a chal-
lenge for him, to stay within himself and pitch and not just
McMahon said Home has fit in well with his new team-
mates since joining the team in January.
By BRIAN STEELE
Unfortunately for the Gators, two
seconds don't add up to a first, at
least not yet.
In Thursday's opening day of the
2005 NCAA Championships, the UF
women's swim team finished with
two second place finishes and is cur-
rently in fifth place with 96 points.
The 400-yard medley relay team,
consisting of senior Maureen Farrell,
junior Vipa Bemhardt, sophomore
Candace Weiman and freshman
Caroline Burckle, set the pool record
in the preliminaries that morning
with a first place finish, the team
didn't hold that record for long as
Georgia broke it later in the day.
Troy still feels good
about the Gators'
knows that second
place finishes will
not add up to UF
.-. winning its first
Troy .national champi-
onship in almost
"We swam well, but I feel there are
a couple of spots where we could've
been better," Troy said. "Our medley
race was a close one. We let a few
points slip away. We have to be a
little bit better."
The 400-medley relay was not the
only close race of the night.. After
coming out in the conference meet,
freshmen Caroline Burckle wasn't
able to come out on top, but still
maintained an impressive compo-
sure for a freshman,, coming in sec-
ond in the 500 freestyle.
"Overall, it was a pretty good
swim," Burckle said. "I felt like I gave
it my all, but in my mind I still want-
ed to swim faster. It was a good race
and I was happy with how I did.
By WILLIS JACOBSON
., The primary goal for the No. 16 UF softball team
(21-6) this weekend will be to jump out to a quick start
in Southeastern Conference play. Not coincidentally,
one. of the team's hottest players is an expert on the
As UF prepares to enter its SEC
schedule this weekend with a trio of
games against Arkansas (10-19, 0-6),
sophomore leadoff hitter Shelley
Stevens is in a groove of her own.
Leading the team with a .351 bat-
S ting average and second in steals,
= Stevens is confident that she and her
evensteammates are ready to make a run
in the conference.
"We're really emphasizing going in there and taking
three from them and not taking any mercy on them,"
Although the Razorbacks are on an eight-game los-
ing streak, with six of those losses coming in SEC play,
and have given up a combined 36 runs in their last four
games, Coach Karen Johns says it won't be a cakewalk
for the Gators.
"They're obviously going to be pumped up to try
and win a game," Johns said, noting that the Razorbacks
have great team speed and power.
"They need to win to stay in the race to get to the
[conference] tournament, and we'll be playing at their
place, so we're going to have to match the emotional
level that they'll be at."
Having said that, Johns is confident that the
Razorbacks' penchant for giving up runs is something
that the Gators will capitalize on.
"Hopefully that'll be something that we can take
advantage of," she said.
Stevens is definitely excited about the chance to light
up the scoreboard.
"I think it'll be fun," Stevens said. "I can't wait to see
what [Lindsey] Cameron and the big kids come out and
do with us little kids getting on for them."
Winning SEC games will be especially imperative
for the team's seniors, who have yet to fulfill their goal'
of a championship.
"Coming in, you definitely want to win the-con-
ference championship," said senior captain Mandy
Schuerman. "And seeing as it's my last year and we
haven't done it yet, it's really important,"
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By DAN TREAT
A team that deflects individual
attention will step back and honor
four of its own Friday night.
The No. 6 Gators gymnastics
team will take on Pittsburgh and
Yale tonight at the O'Connell Center,
but most of the attention will be fo-
caused on four departing seniors.
Erinn Dooley, Orley Szmuch,
Kimberly Schatz and.Kristen Stucky
will be honored at the end of the.
"My family is in town, my old
coach is here, and it's nice to have
that support," Szmuch said. "That's
just going to be some added emo-
tional feelings, for sure."
Dooley, Szmuch and Stucky have
a combined total of 11 All-America
"My family is in town, my
old coach is here, and it's
nice to have that support."
honors, and Stucky is the only Gator
to ever score a 10 on the balance
.Stucky was planning on com-
ing back for her senior season, but
retired from gymnastics after under-
going an eighth knee surgery after
she tore her anterior cruciate liga-
ment at the Southeastern Conference
Championships in 2004.
The injury affliction has become
common among this group late
in their careers. Dooley has been
limited by a stress fracture in her
left foot her entire senior year, and
Szmuch re-injured her right ankle
in February after rehabbing for over
seven months in the off-seaskn.
Faehn is grateful for-the contri-
butions that these four have made to
' "It'll obviously be so difficult to
lose our seniors that have done so
much for the program for so many
years," Faehn said. "They've been
almost like mothers to the team, and
they each have different roles, but
it's going to be hard."
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TENNIS TEAMS PLAY THIS WEEKEND.
Win or lose, one UF team will escape March
Madness this weekend.
The UF men's golf team completes a stretch
of 108 holes over ten days on Sunday at the
Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational in Statesboro,
The Gators took third in last week's
Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship
in Las Vegas, Nev., and returned home
Monday morning just a bit weary, junior Matt _
"I've been pretty tired,"Every said. "I know
the rest of the guys are too. Hopefully, we'll all
get to bed early, but I doubt it though."
Hitting the snooze could cost UF, ranked
No. 7 according to Golfweek, its third victory
of the spring.
A grueling start on Saturday with 36 holes
might deter the Gators from repeating as
champions in the event hosted by Georgia
Nobody knows that better than Every, who
captured the Schenkel individual title in 2004,
rallying from six shots back on the final day.
"It kind of weeds out the bad players and
lets the good players rise to the top," said
Every of the two rounds in one day format.
Though Every continues to recover, Coach
Buddy Alexander believes all five of his golf-
ers will be ready to play tomorrow.
"[They] got a little jet lag coming back from
Vegas," Alexander said. "But these guys are
young, strong and sturdy and it'll be alright."
Another first-class field awaits the Gators
at the Schenkel, including No. 3-Georgia and
No. 8 Southern California.
"This field is awesome, but it's not quite
as good as Vegas," Alexander said. "But that
doesn't mean that we have a better chance
to win. There are enough good teams at the
Schenkel that you're going to have to play
well to win."
Coming off a stellar individual fifth place
in Las Vegas, Every expects another strong
performance over the next two days.
"I played -two good rounds in Vegas,
started putting it well," he said. "The field's
not going to be as strong as Vegas, so I like my
Redshirt senior Richard Treis feels the
same, even though his worst finish of the
spring, a tie for 25th, came at Las Vegas.
"I think we'll be fine by Saturday," Treis
said. "We've been going so long already this
season and as long as you keep going continu-
ously, you're fine. It's almost worse when you
take long breaks and suddenly you have to
start off with 36 holes."
If that's the case, then Treis may not want
to look ahead on the schedule. After a couple
weeks to catch up on shuteye, UF returns to
action April 4 with 36 holes at the Morris
With a 4-0 Southeastern Conference record,
the No. 8 UF men's tennis team takes a break
from league play this weekend in hopes to im-
prove its overall record of 9-4 in back-to-back
matches against Conference USA teams.
Today at 2 p.m. UF hosts 33rd-ranked Texas
Christian, currently 5-5 overall.
Coach Andy Jackson said the focus of the
weekend is to maintain momentum while
improving and picking-up two more victo-
TCU narrowly missed out on a win against
fourth-ranked Duke on Wednesday, 4-3,
which shows the team's
"I don't think we need
easy-matches, where there
is a huge gap in the talent,
in order for us to get bet-
ter," Jackson said. "TCU
is going to be a good rnatch
Jackson for. us in that way; they're
I' "capable of beating anyone
in the top ten. We're expecting to be severely
tested, but the more matches we play like this,
the better we get:"
Following the match against the Homed
Frogs, the Gators will take on the South
Florida Bulls on Saturday afternoon.
"It's a little unusual for us to play back-
to-back days but in the NCAA, you play
back-to back matches," Jackson said. "We're
looking at this weekend as preparation for
understanding what is going happen in the
While the Gators have not given the match
against the No. 72 Bulls too much thought
since they must first face the Homed Frogs,
Jackson said the that USF has been know to
push them. In the last four meetings with USF,
three have ended in 4-3 victories.
Last weekend went about as bad as it could
have for the UF women's tennis team.
The No. 2 Gators lost for the first time
this season, falling 4-3 to No. 5 Vanderbilt
last Friday, ending an impressive run for the
Gators. UF's last regular season loss was on
March 16, 2003. And to make it worse, the
Gators were defeated again on Sunday, fall-
ing to No. 6 Kentucky 5-2. The loss marked
the first time the Gators have lost consecu-
tive regular season matches since the 1985-86
The dual-match play kicks off on Sunday
March 20 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ring Tennis
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take on his former school.
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alma mater and I coached there,but we need
"We're going to practice hard and go out
there and beat them as hard as we can."
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3ators show little resistance after regime change
UF STARTED ITS SPRING
PRACTICES ON THURSDAY.
By IAN FISHER
Alligator Staff Writer
On Urban Meyer's first spring
practice with the UF football team,
iere were many noticeable differ-
ices from the Ron Zook era.
Fans were allowed to sit down
again after Zook
declared the prac-
tice field a "Work
Area" and made
all the players
with the word
leyer "team" where
heir names should've been. But
linebacker Brandon Siler refused to
peculate on how different spring
practicee is than it was with Zook.
"I'm not going to compare the
wo, but we had a lot of intensity,"
aid Siler, who Meyer described as
is favorite player. "[Meyer] makes
lot of things competitive; you don't
ven realize you're working as hard
.s you are."
The individual names on jerseys
tave returned under Meyer, but
Siler said the team has really come
together during the off-season.
And it has shown, as there has
been very little resistance to the new
.coaching regime, according to play-
ers and Meyer. Meyer isn't surprised
that players have bought into his
system, despite encountering some
resistance at his previous schools.
"I think we have good, young
guys here," Meyer said. "I don't
think we have bad people. I also
think they want to win; they're starv-
ing. They're tired of hearing other
stuff. When you come to Florida,
you come to win SEC champion-
ships. The feeling I get is that they'll
do almost anything to get that done.
That's why they came here. If you
don't want to do that, you certainly
shouldn't come to this school."
But everything hasn't been per-
fect. Meyer said he's not sure about
some players' dedication.
"There's a few guys still I ques-
tion whether they want to win a
championship," Meyer said. "Those
kind of guys won't be here long."
Meyer wasn't joking, as he threat-
ened one unknown player on the
first day of practice.
"I don't even know who you are,"
Meyer yelled, "but if you run like
that again, you're off the team."
SEE FOOT, PAGE 21
MIvan iarrlo: / Alligartr tarrT
Linebacker Brandon Siler said he doesn't understand why anyone on the team would resist the coach-
ing change. Coach Urban Meyer said Siler is his favorite player.
Women's basketball finished
By MICHAEL MAURINO
TAMPA Turn out the lights. The party is
over. The UF women's basketball team was de-
feated by South Florida 61-56 in the first round of
the Women's National Invitational Tournament
UF (14-15, 5-9 Southeastern Conference) had
chances late, but as the Gators have done in too
many games this season, they let a second-half lead
Coach Carolyn Peck said this game was not like
others where UF played well for 35 of 40 minutes.
"Basketball is a game of who makes the fewest
mistakes," she said, and USF (21-10, 9-5 Conference
USA) happened to be the one who capitalized on
"South Florida was able to get some shots to fall
in the second half, and we didn't," she said. "We
even created a lot of chaos defensively. All nine
ICAA Men's Basketball
ouisiana State 68
players in uniform busted their tail."
With less than nine minutes left in the second
half, the Gators seemed to have control with a 53-46
lead. But USF charged back, shooting 44 percent in
the second frame.
"Basketball is a game of who makes
the fewest mistakes."
UF women's basketball coach
With the Bulls leading 56-54 inside of four min-
utes, UF's three seniors all stepped to the forefront.
Tamia Williams tied the game, 56-56, at the 3:35
mark. Then, with 21 seconds left and a two-point
deficit, Tishona Gregory's attempt at a tie was no
After USF made one free throw onthe follow-
ing foul, Gregory was in trouble at half-court with
SEE WOMEN'S, PAGE 21
Donovan under pressure
s he finished cutting down
what was left of the net af-
ter he and his team claimed
the first Southeastern Confeience
tournament title in school his-
tory, I wonder what UF coach Billy
to the 2000
Brian Shaffer national
Shaf At Home runner-up
email@example.com team and
he came to
the national championship.
On that night, Donovan had the
college basketball world eating out
of the palm of his hand. He was
young, good looking, charismatic
and the next hot coaching phe-
nomenon. But that was five years
ago. It may as well be another
Since then, UF has suffered
through a highly publicized stretch
of early-round exits. Second round,
first round, second round and first
round if you're scoring at home.
While the "expert" talking
heads vary slightly on how they
think UF will do in this tourna-
ment, the vast majority of them
expect another Gators disappoint-
ment. One went so far as to call
Billy's boys a joke. Ouch.
I hear your argument peak-
ing at the right time, one of the hot-
test teams in the tournament, took
down Kentucky twice in a week
- but the facts are the facts.
Typically, I subscribe to the idea
that history is just one damned
thing after another, but this is more
like a disturbing trend.
A lot of the talk going into this
tournament has swirled around
which coach is under the most
pressure. And here are the major
Oklahoma State's Eddie Sutton:
He is almost 70 years old, his team
is loaded with senior talent and his
SEE SHAF, PAGE 21
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BNCAA Men's Basketball: Ohio vs. UF
CBS, 12 p.m.
*NCAA Men's Basketball: Mississippi
State vs. Stanford
CBS, 9:30 p.m.
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Alligator, Friday, March 18, 2005
Gators prep for Lee's last dance
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
As his bubbly teammates bounced around
the Gators' locker room, David Lee just wanted
to go home.
Some sang, while others danced in celebra-
tion of UF's first-ever Southeastern Conference
Lee wanted to march to the Arch
'While still relishing in UF's conquest of
Atlanta Lee thought aboLit expanding the
Gatois' empire to die Ga tewa to the West.
"St. Loitu- would be trtmendo'u-," Lee said.
Treimendtous- not just because only four
teams s-unri\e the postsea-on to converge in
the clit for the national title. But tremendous
because, if he's focused and 'a little lucky, the
final destination of lus lons LF iourney couldbe
the \er\ city trom i. which he :icam'i to Gainesville
nearly\ tour 'ears ago.
Sound llke a mo\ ie crinpt
'.There coild be a plot there. Lee said with a
grin. standing in the corner of a Georgia Dome
locker room on Stmda\
Perhaps it goes something like this: during
his homeward quest, Lee flexes his senior lead-
ership to provide his Gators with the brain, the
heart and the courage to overcome four seasons
of NCAA Tourney disappointment.
If only it was as easy as clicking his Nikes
together three times and making a wish. I
Sixty-four other teams are also attempting a
three-week scramble to Lee's hometown, and
some have already been shown the door. Today,
at 12:26 p.m., the Gators will tip off their mission
Riding a seven-game winning streak, in-
cluding four consecutive wins against NCAA
Tournament teams and a SEC Tournament title
run, the Gators seem determined. As does Lee.
S"It's going to be even more of a sense of
urgency for me, because one loss and I'm done
now," Lee said. "So you better believe we're go-
ing to go down swinging if we are going to go
It's that sense of urgency from the team's
lone senior that many of his teammates say is
spearheading UF's recent surge.
Lee has averaged 13.6 points and 12 re-
bounds per game during the Gators' largest
winning streak of the season, culminating iri
a career-tying 17-rebound performance in the
SEC title win against Kentucky
But, according to his mother, Susan, the his-
torical game wasn't even her son's favorite.
"I talked to David, and he said for the team,
the win oh Senior Day was even more excit-
ing because they weren't sure they could beat
Kentucky," said Susan, who hasn't missed a
single UF game this season. "They went into the
SEC Championship firmly believing they could
After UF snapped an eight-game losing
streak to the Wildcats in Lee's final performance
at the O'Connell Center, the Gators picked up
a confidence that continued to reverberate
throughout the Georgia Dome locker room.
"We don't work all year to win semifinal
games," Lee said. "We've worked all year to
win clianipiolnup. "
For Lee, it was four years in the making.
"It hasn't been as easy or as well as I'd
hoped," Lee said of his career. "It's supposed to
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Matt Marriott Alligator Staff
Following an admittedly disappointing junior season, UF's David Lee has returned to the
form that made him a highly decorated recruit in 2000.
own Udonis Haslem.
After coming off the bench for Haslem dur-
ing an All-SEC freshman season, Lee followed
up with a stellar sophomore year in which he
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Without Haslem or the recently-departed
Matt Bonner, Lee became UF's primary post
After his sophomore year, Lee beefed up
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By ANDREW ABRAMSON
Alligator Staff Writer
If you're looking for one of the most
miserable postseason resumes in NCAA
basketball, take a look at David Lee's
2002: Creighton's Terrell Taylor hits a
3-pointer with two tenths of a second left
in double overtime to shock the Gators in
the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
2003: After the NCAA committee
hands UF a gift-wrapped No. 2 seed in
Tampa, the Gators are blown out of the
second round by No. 10 Michigan State
68-46. Anthony Roberson finishes with 0
2004: A team called Manhattan crushes
one-time No. 1 UF in a disturbing 75-60
It's fair to say that Lee, UF's lone se-
nior, is ready and desperate for a
little postseason success.
"It's awful because March Madness is
the best postseason tournament in any
sport," Lee said. "To only be a part of it
for a short time, then have to sit there and
watch the team that beat you play, and
you're not able to be a part of it, it really
UF and postseason failure have almost
become synonymous terms. It got so bad
in 2004 that nearly every expert predicted
a Manhattan victory.
But after two victories this season
against Kentucky and a SEC Tournament
championship, the national media and
fans alike are jumping on the Gator
bandwagon. And for once, it appears the
Gators have put it all together just at the
"I think it comes back to the chemistry
of this team," Lee said. "We've seen a lot
Tournament's opening weekend since its run,
to the national championship game in 2000,
maybe the Gators should be chanting, "There's
no place like the Sweet 16."
SNo. The road lhie ghll) -recruited St. Louis
standout would tread resembled less the super-
highway of Syracuse's Carmelo Anthony and
appeared to be more like country road of UF's
Lee was poised tor a breakout juror year.
But, as he described, it never materialized.
"Quite frankly, last year I thought I played
poorly," Lee said. "I say that very honestly."
Matt Marriott / Alligator Staff
St. Louis native David Lee has become the leader of the Gators vocally and physically and has his team poised to make a run at the
Final Four, also in St. Louis.
tamed tlashes ot tus 3 oLItirI -! -toot-2 guard-
playing days. Lee's bigger body caused him to
suffer from fatigue and recurring leg cramps.
He felt uncomfortable and disappointed in his
"I mean, basketball really is my life," Lee
said. "I love the game of basketball. I love play-
ing it. I really let myself down last year. I really
was not happy."
Lee averaged 13.3 points arid 6.8 re-
bounds per game during his junior season
but didn't meet the expectations of his crit-
ics, which Coach Billy Donovan said were
likely too high considering Lee's adjustment
to his new role.
"When you come in with a guy like David
and his reputation, there are a lot of expecta-
tions," Donovan said. "People wanted so much
out of David. It takes some time, maturing-wise,
to understand, accept and deliver on that role.
And I think David has delivered, this year, on
And, while he endured further criticism
about being inconsistent following a 4-point,
two-rebound performance at Florida State
.on Jan. 2, Lee became the Gators' backbone,
posting 10 double-doubles in the 19 games
since. He's also just one of two players that
averaged a double-double in SEC play.
"I think overall it's been a strange road, but
I'm liking the fact that my best year has been
this year," Lee said. "And I think my best ball
can come this postseason."
Apparently, he's not the only one. After a
season-long attention drought, the Gators seem
to be the hot postseason pick. ESPN's Digger
Phelps even picked UF to defeat North Carolina
to win the Syracuse region and beat Duke to
reach the NCAA finals.
"David thinks this team is very special,"
Susan said. "And it's exciting to know other
people have figured that out."
Now, if David could only figure but how to
sity and instead of heading south, we rose
above of all those problems and peaked at
the right time."
But will UF's sudden resurrection
equal postseason victories?
Not everyone is sold on the Gators.
Two of ESPN.com's seven experts
picked Ohio as the top upset team of the
Ohio, picked to finish last in the Mid-
American Conference before the season,
won eight of its final nine games and
shocked Buffalo by storming back from
a 19-point deficit to win the MAC cham-
The Bobcats an athletic, fast-break-
ing teami led by freshman sensation Leon
\jilliiani are looking for a Cinderella-
like run at the Gators' expense.
"This time .of year, Ohio University
is probably very excited to be [in the
Tournament]," UF coach Billy Donovan
said. "I imagine they'll come out and play
loose and confident. They've got a lot of
pieces to their puzzle."
Don't expect to find an Ohio upset on
UF guard Matt Walsh's bracket.
Walsh said on his bracket which he
quickly pointed out was for entertain-
ment purposes only -- UF was crowned
But Walsh hasn't forgotten the miseries
froin his first two seasons at UF and he is
Jetting UF's young players know exactly
what's at stake.
"We'll tell these guys we're playing for
the whole university, and we don't want
an embarrassment like last year," Walsh
said. "But it's not something we're going
to dwell on. We're a totally different team
this year than we were last year, and we
have a totally different identity."
From national title to Sweet 16, columnists differ on the Gators' 2005 postseason fate
Digger Phelps says Final Four. Andy Katz says first
round exit to Ohio.
Basically, nobody knows what to think of the
I think the Gators are for real and finally living up to
Ohio will be a breeze no need for late minute heroics
and black flips here.
I'm picking a New Mexico upset
against Villanova and the Gators to
S squeak by New Mexico in a tight
Then come the Tar Heels. I want
Andrew to pick the Gators, I really do. But
Abramson I'm going with North Carolina in
Drew's Control a i-point, quadruple-overtime, vic-
If UF can get past the Tar Heels,
they have real Final Four potential.
My Final Four pick? Syracuse over North Carolina and
Illinois over Wake Forest.
Illinois ins a convincing championship, defeating
Syracuse in the Finals.
f you've kept track during the last few years (and
chances are you haven't, because you actually have
a life,) I have consistently picked the Gators to fail to
move on past the first town they play in at the NCAA
Whether it's a first or second round bow-out, the
result is the'same disappointment on the faces of
Gators fans everywhere.
But as you have seen these past
few weeks, the winds of change
So to keep up with the change,
M UF deserves anupgrade in this
prediction column. The differ-
Gregg Girvan ence this year is the Gators enter
Throwing Girv Balls the Tourney hot, confident and
Given the last few years of fall-
ing short, however, I'm not going
to go Digger Phelps on ya I expect an appearance in
the Sweet 16, not the Final Four.
Can they make it to St. Louis? Maybe they were a
No. 5 seed in 2000, a No. 4 seed this year.
That's why you have to watch to find out during the
most exciting elimination tournament in sports.
Ah, March. The best time of the year. Except for
the Gators the past few years.
Well, this year is different. There definitely
won't be a first-round exit. Andy Katz is crazy for tak-
ing Ohio. This team defeated Kentucky twice in eight
days; did he miss that?
Villanova may be a tough second-round.opponent.
But no problem for the Gators.
Not this year.
The Gators will ride their
momentum into the third round
for a showdown with North
UF will once again be sweet
in the round of 16.
But let me repeat: North
While I do think the Tar Heels
are overrated, I also think they're a better team than
The Gators will be able to hang with Carolina for
most of the game but will lose by less than 10 points.
Maybe next year.
Don't touch Matt Walsh or you might fry. Tell
Peep he's not the SEC's best player, and he'll
drill a 3-ball in your eye. Try telling David
Lee he's soft and he'll dunk on you on one end, then
rebound your misses every one of them on the
The Gators are hot. Crazy hot. Sizzling hot. If you
think I'm on some bandwagon,
S tell that to my two colleagues
S who plugged their ears when
S I told them the Gators would
meet Kentucky in the SEC
Tournament final, then beat the
SLouis Wildcats. I told them this last
Louis in the Bullpen Now, in the NCAAs, it boilS
firstname.lastname@example.org down to this: can UF upset
North Carolina? And seeing
how Georgia.Tech nipped the Tar Heels while shoot-
ing just 37 percent, I'd have to say yes. Look for the
impossible to become possibly: Gators over Wake
Forest in the title game.
4, TIPOFF, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2005
Breaking down the bracket
(1) North Carolina (27-4, 14-2 ACC): Analysts have
Dubbed the Tar Heels the most
talented Tournament team, if not the
best. Looking at their starting five, it
would be difficult to disagree. From
the beast that is Sean May to the
terrific Raymond Felton, the lineup
screams NBA. North Carolina
0 only has two concerns: is Rashad
McCants fully healthy and is chemistry a full-go? The
Gators will be watching closely.
(2) Connecticut (22-7, 13-3 Big East): Don't look now,
but the Huskies are back. Minus
college superstars Emeka Okafor
and Ben Gordon, UConn has won
seven consecutive games, save a
67-63 conference tourney loss to
Syracuse. Josh Boone and Charlie
Villanueva will kill you inside.
Rashad Anderson, Rudy Gay
and Co. will make you pay from the perimeter. The
Syracuse bracket favors a Jayhawks-Huskies Sweet 16
meeting. Don't bet against UConn.
(3) Kansas (23-6, 12-4 Big 12): One man stands between
Kansas and a possible Final' Four
-return: swingman Keith Langford.
Langford continues battling the flu
S and, more importantly, a bum left
ankle. With Langford, the Jayhawks
are rocking Georgia Tech, Kentucky,
Texas and Oklahoma State. Without
him, Kansas is chalking up wins
to Missouri and Oklahoma State. Keep a cautious
approach when penciling in this team on the bracket.
(4) Florida (23-7, 12-4 SEC): What do you do with the
< Gators? They haven't displayed one
weakness in the past two weeks.
From jaw-dropping- shooting to
suffocating defense to clutch play,
UF has done everything you'd
expect from a championship-caliber
team. The scary part is that Anthony
Roberson hasn't even had to do
much recently. The Gators appear like a lock for the
Sweet 16, but only 40 minutes against a North Carolina
or Kansas will tell how UF fares against the elite.
(5) Villanova (22-7, 11-5 Big East): Gator Nation is
already circling the 'Nova-UF
matchup on their Mar.. 20 calendar
slot. If that comes to fruition,
the Gators may want to analyze
Villanova's win log. The Wildcats,
defeated (rankings are dated to the
game) No. 23 West Virginia, No. 2
Kansas, No. 15 Pittsburgh and No.
3 Boston College. 'Nova won eight consecutive games
before stumbling to West Virginia in the Big East
tourney by 2 points. Villanova's 206 3-pointers rival
UF's 230. Don't assume the Wildcats are a pushover.
(6) Wisconsin (22-8, 11-5 Big Ten): The Badgers beat
every team they were supposed to
and barely lost to the teams that
were better. So you can expect a
thrashing of Northern Iowa in the
first round and a closely-contested
loss to Kansas in the round of 32.
Wisconsin is all about its two-
headed monster of forwards Alondo
Tuck6?'(14.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg) and Mike Wilkinson (14.3
ppg and 7.3 rpg). Look for sound Badgers basketball in
(7) Charlotte (21-7, 12-4 C-USA): Ah, the Charlotte
Gators. Charlotte eerily mirrors
UF's 2004 and 2003 teams. The
49ers soared in the rankings earlier
in the season, defeating teams like
Cincinn.ti and Marquette, but have
since crumbled in three losses,
including one a i in -t South Florida.
Like previous UF teams, Charlotte
relies on 3-pointers (224' and can't plain\ defense (12th
in Conference USA). Ch.irlotte'- Big Three of Curtis
Withers, Eddie Basden and Brendan Plavich must be
reckoned with, however.
(8) Minnesota (21-10, 10-6 Big Ten): The Golden
Gophers have overachieved all
season. Now, with Iowa State on
the radar, Minnesota will have to do
more of the same. The Gophers won
five straight before losing to Illinois.
Still, Minnesota has lost to every
top-25 opponent it faced except
Wisconsin. Junior-college transfer
Vincent Grier does it all, averaging 18.1 points, 5.5
rebounds and 1.9 steals a game, but he'll need help.
Gophers-Cyclones will be one of the more competitive
(9) Iowa State (18-11, 9-7 Big 12): The Cyclones can
dance with the big boys. Iowa State
has tackled Oklahoma, Texas, Texas
Tech and Kansas 'this season. But
wait, there's more. The Cyclones
have also lost to Northern Iowa,
Colorado and Kansas State. If Iowa
State wants to arrive in Charlotte
as Mr. Hyde instead of Dr. Jekyll,
they'll have to rely on defense. Iowa State-Minnesota
could give you a bracket headache.
(10) North Carolina State (19-13, 7-9 ACC): Need a
No. 10 sleeper? North Carolina
SState is it. Despite a loss to Duke
in its previous game, the Wolfpack
qualifies as a hot team with recent
wins against Florida State and Wake
Forest. Familiar stud Julius Hodge
has plenty to do with the revival.
The 2003-04 ACC Player of the Year,
Hodge is averaging a balanced 17 points, 6.8 rebounds
and 4.6 assists per game this season.
(11) Northern Iowa (21-10, 11-7 MVC): To put it bluntly,
the Panthers are looking at a quick
/ flight back home after their Friday
Game against Wisconsin. Northern
Iowa has competed well against
several opponents, but its poor
strength of schedule and poorer
losses are more telling. Evansville,
Creighton (twice), Bradley and
Wichita State have all taken turns battering the
Panthers this season.
(12) New Mexico (26-6, 10-4 MWC): The Lobos have
perfected a Pacific state of mind en
route to the NCAA Tournament:
schedule bad teams and win nearly\
every game. New Mexico lost to Wake
Forest in its only game against a top-
10 opponent, but has defeated Utah,
a ranked team, twice. Keep your eyes.
on New Mexico stud Danny Granger,
who's averaging 19 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 2
blocks per game.
(13) Ohio (21-10, 11-7 MAC): Ohio, as in not Ohio State.
It's Ohio, as in the laughingstock of the
state most years. But 2005 is different:
the Bobcats are rolling with their first
NCAA ticket in 11 years. Ohio excels
in an up-and-down, run-you-ragged,
Sound familiar? The only thing more
exciting than Ohio's tempo is point
guard Jeremy Fears. The former gymnast occasionally does
cartwheels and backflips to his bench.
(14) Bucknell (22-9, 104 Patriot): Beware of the Bison if
you're competing for a job, that is. The
/ 1 school of 3,419 students averages an
SAT score of 1302. Don't be quick to give
Bucknell a failing grade on the court,
though. The Patriot League beasts
have beaten then-No. 7 Pittsburgh,
along with Holy Cross, a team that
just defeated Notre Dame on Tuesday.
Don't be surprised if Bucknell hangs with Kansas early.
(15) Central Florida (24-8, 13-7 A-Sun): Remember last
March? Orlando was about to declare a
/ 1 one-day holiday before Central Florida
lost to Pittsburgh in the first round
of the.Tourney. The Golden Knights'
faithful will have to delay the party
for one more year, as UCF doesn't pack
much of a punch in 2005. UCF has
lost to Gardner Webb, Georgia State,
Mercer, Belmont, Lipscomb... you get the point.
(16) Oakland (13-18, 7-9 Mid-Con): If there's one
heartwarming story in the NCAA
Tournament, it's the Oakland Golden
Grizzlies and not California ones
either. Oakland squares off with North
Carolina having lost 18 games and
winning 13. But, oh those wins. There's
a 3-pointer to edge Oral Roberts and
an win against Alabama A&M. Still, as
their coach admits, it'll take a miracle to beat the Tar Heels.
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