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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005
could face heat
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE Any UF
plan to extend domestic partner
benefits to same-sex couples may
raise the ire of state officials, one
of them said Tuesday.
"Some of these people
have 300 partners in
their lifetime, and by and
large, these are not mo-
How many partners
do you want to have to
cover? I don't know."
Florida House Representative
Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-
Ocala, chairman of the House
Education Council, said he
strongly opposed any plan to of-
fer benefits such as health insur-
ance to partners of gay or lesbian
UF employees, and any UF effort
to do so would make it harder
for him to support UF funding
among his constituents.
"All I can say is I'm disap-
pointed that they think they
should move in that direction,"
he said, adding that he didn't
know how such a plan could
work because homosexuals are
"Some of these people have
300 partners in their lifetime,
and by and large, these are not
he said. "How many partners
do you want to have to cover? I
Baxley said offering such
benefits would be detrimental
to the institution of marriage and
might even violate Florida law,
which bans state recognition of
"Marriage is based on mo-
nogamy and duty to family, and
it doesn't make sense to me why
they want to go down that road,"
Calls to the office of Gov. Jeb
Bush were not returned.-
Upon hearing Baxley's com-
ments, Pride Student Union:
President Allison Andrews
laughed and said they were
"very ignorant statements"
made by a "peddler of cheap
"That's so funny," Andrews
said. "Like gay people are never
monogamous, and heterosexuals
are never promiscuous. I could
say the same thing about hetero-
sexuals who can't stay in a rela-
tionship. That's like me saying all
white men are jerks."
Moreover, Andrews said that
religious conservatives should
not criticize homosexuals for not
SEE BENEFITS, PAGE 5
Student Senate President Diane Kassim passes a gavel to her predecessor, Bryson Ridgway, at his last
meeting as Senate president Tuesday night. Senators unanimously chose Kassim to lead the Senate.
VP: Dry campus rumors 'false'
By BRIDGET CAREY
.Alligator Staff Writer
Regardless of what students may
think, UF administrators are not set
on "taking your fun away," said
Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president
for Student Affairs.
The rumors of an alcohol-free
campus were denied vehemently
by Telles-Irvin at a Student Senate
meeting Tuesday, which did not end
until early Wednesday morning. The
UF administration, she said, instead
focuses its ef-
Student forts on student
"I'm not go-
-ing to guess why" the rumor was
started, Telles-Irvin said. "I have my
Talk of a dry campus gained hype
during The Gator Party campaign
for Student Government elections,
as Student Body President-elect Joe
Goldberg vowed to fight against
driving alcohol off campus.
But Goldberg said in an interview
after the meeting that he just wanted
to assure students that under his
reign there wouldn't be the chance of
a dry campus.
"Myself nor my party never said
SEE SENATE, PAGE 5
New parking garages face shadow of previous debts
Parking decal prices may increase
By DAVID COHEN and EVA KIS
Alligator Staff Writers
UF's Transportation and Parking Services
may be counting its garages before they hatch,
its director confirmed Wednesday.
Though UF's master plan calls for the con-
struction of two additional on-campus park-
* UF shortstop
gets into posi-
tion to catch
ing second base
See story, pg.
ing garages within the next four years, interim
director Scott Fox said debt from building
existing garages has not been fully paid off.
Furthermore, no dedicated university
funding is planned for these projects.
Instead, Fox said his agency is a "self-suffi-
cient operation" almost solely relying on park-
ing tickets issued on campus and decal sales
to sustain operations and relieve debt incurred
from construction of parking facilities.
"It's kind of like an individual going to buy
a house," Fox explained. "We tell the lender
that we are going to repay the investment
from revenue taken from the garage. We are
heavily invested in parking garages that we
are still paying for."
Because of ongoing construction of aca-
demic buildings, the growth of UF's student
body and the overselling of decals, on-campus
parking is hard to come by, Fox admitted.
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I* "The guy looked right at
me and said, 'Well, I don't
think it's that tough. You
must not be that smart,"'
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen
"I never went back to
that son of a. bitch's
See story, pg. 4.
On the other hand, his agency does not lim-
it the amount of decals sold, despite the dearth
of "red" parking designated to students living
"There's no secret," Fox said. "UF has made
a conscious decision not to limit the number of
decals. We're going to make decals available to
everyone that wants one."
As of October 2003, Red 1 decals available
SEE PARKING, PAGE 5
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Supervisor certifies City
The group responsible for
certifying local elections met
Wednesday to address any out-
standing ballots in the March 29
City Commission race.
Only three ballots were un-
der discussion, Supervisor of
Elections Pam Carpenter said,
with the Canvassing Board vot-
ing to accept all three.
Those ballots, however, are not
enough to change any results from
the election that ended Tuesday.
"The only runoff will be in
Gainesville District 3," Carpenter
said, between incumbent Tony
Domenech and candidate Jack
The runoff election will take
place April 19, with early voting
starting April 11 at the downtown
Supervisor of Elections Office from
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and
April 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If all the participants who voted
in the first election show up, it will
be a close race, Carpenter said.
"Hopefully even more people
will turn out for the runoff,"
"If students want to be taken
seriously, they need to take their
voting habits seriously," City
Commissioner Warren Nielsen
said at the Supervisor of Elections
Office on Tue..dav
Due to a reporter's error, the
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Commissioner Craig Lowe in
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Panel strives to inform students about diversity
* STEREOTYPES WERE OF
INTEREST TO THE GROUP.
By JEFF SIRMONS
Piramno Rosetta is a cross-
dressing bisexual Wiccan pagan.
"If you toss a bucket of water
on. me, I won't melt-I'll hy-
drate," Rosetta said, denouncing
stereotypes of witchcraft. "If you
hand me a broom, I'll sweep."
Rosetta, UF's Pagan Student
Union president, was one of
seven panelists exemplifying
diversity for Doing Diversity, an
event sponsored by the Student
Affairs Cabinet on Wednesday
to raise diversity awareness on
"On campus, I've noticed a lot
of instances of racism and dis-
crimination," said Erica Carlsson,
co-director of the Multicultural
"One of my friends was ha-
rassed at a football game as a
stupid Chinese person-she's
Vietnamese," she said. "It hap-
pens all the time. This discussion
is a great way to take issues like
that and have professional help
with the discrimination."
On former executive
Campus director of The
for Community and Justice in
Tampa, which deals with spread-
ing diversity awareness, has
spent the past 15 years working
toward a society that is accepting
of all forms of diversity.
"Our mission is to fight bias,
bigotry and racism," he said.
"Unfortunately, we'll never go
out of business."
Kaplan's message to students
was that they are not too small to
make a difference.
"You have a lot of power;
you just need to know to use it,"
Some stereotypes often are
disguised but are equally as pow-
erful as those that are easily seen,
"I don't say 'handicap,'" he
said. "The word 'handicap' origi-
nates from disabled folks sitting
in wheelchairs holding their
caps out for money. Handy cap.
Bethany Stevens, a disabled
UF student who said her parents
were advised by their doctor to
take her to the mountaintops and
leave her there at birth, said that
she has learned to embrace life
through her disability.
"About 80 percent of you will
become disabled some time in
your life," Stevens said to the
crowd of about 40. "You might as
well become self-actualized and
expect it and respect it."
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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005
Women's forum hosts mayor
By NEIL HUGHES
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan was honest with UF
students about her feelings for a
physics professor she had during
her days as a UF student.
. After receiving a grade she was
unhappy with on a test, Hanrahan
said she spoke with the professor
about the test's difficulty.
"We need to question win-
ner-take-all elections and
look to alternatives."
"The guy looked right at me and
said, 'Well, I don't think it's that
tough. You must not be that smart,'"
"I never went back to that son of
a bitch's class."
. Hanrahan's candid discus-
sion was part of a forum entitled
"Women in Politics," presented
Wednesday as part of Women's
The forum also included teachers
M. Margaret Conway and Charles
Hanrahan's lecture, en-
titled "Gender Dynamics in Local
Politics," discussed both the posi-
tives and the negatives of being a
female in politics.
Being a woman helps her, she
said, because women make up a
larger percentage of the population
than men and also have higher turn-
out rates in elections.
Grapski told students in Riker
Hall that the entire American form
of democracy may be the problem. -
"We need to question winner-
take-all elections and look to alter-
natives," he said.
He compared the need for change
in American politics to the events of
the civil rights movement.
Grapski cited foreign govern-
ments that use proportional repre-
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and politics Wednesday night as part of Women's History Month.
sentation, saying that those nations'
governments are made of nearly 50
percent women, compared with 15
percent in the United States.
"If we can create a system that
is more representative of women,
we can create a system that is more
representative of us all," he said.
"Then we would see higher than 13
percent turnout in elections like in
Conway told listeners that if they
want to make a difference about
women's involvement in politics,
they need to get involved.
"Join groups that will support
what you are interested in and be
active in them," Conway said. "You
have to be active in all forms of gov-
ernment local, state and federal."
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If you want to have an impact on campus parking, then pick up an application act the
Transportation and Parking Services office or in, the Reitz Union on the third floor. .
For successfut applicants, interviews willibe held n Thrsday, April 21
raps for peace
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
A Palestinian-American rapper and activist took the floor ,
Wednesday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to
Forgoing the Reitz Union Auditorium's stage to instead
walk amongst the crowd, Will Youmans, who goes by the
stage name "Iron Sheik," criticized the media's "sound
bite" culture; explained some of the history of the Middle
East conflict and spoke of the possibility for peace in the
"I'm not here to convert anyone over to my side or view,"
he told an audience of about 50. Rather, he said, he hoped
to provide a framework for understanding the
conflict while inspiring audience members to
On learn more on their own.
Campus "We have a responsibility to learn about this
part of the world," he said, noting "truth, his-
tory and context" should be taken into account.
The University of California at Berkeley law school
graduate also said he wanted to make it clear where he was
coming from morally.
"Violence against civilians is wrong, no matter who's
perpetrating it," he said.
Achieving peace, he said, will require taking into account
both sides of the story. Echoing Martin Luther King Jr., he
also said peace in the Middle East should not be just an ab-
sence of violence but also the implementation of justice.
Before performing his song "Olive Trees," Youmans
repeated the chorus to the audience several times so they
could join in as he sang.
"They exiled us and they stole our homes, now all we
have are old keys and new poems. They turned us into
refugees, and uprooted us like our olive trees," he recited,
referencing Palestinian relocation following the creation of
the Israeli state in 1041S
Youmans also criticized the mainstream media in the
United States, reciting his poem "Fox News." The media's
financial interests lie in not criticizing the U.S. government,
thus making it difficult to understand world events, he
Youmans also expressed hope Arabs would be more
visible in the United States in the future, both socially and
"We just haven't been at the table," he said.
Volunteers for International Student Affairs and the Reitz
Union Board sponsored the event.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 N ALLIGATOR, 5
Extending perks to same-sex couples could give UF hiring advantage
BENEFITS, from page 1
having a legal way to solidify long-
term relationships because state
Republicans won't allow same-sex
marriage or civil unions.
Besides being a human rights
concern, UF has pragmatic reasons
to offer such benefits, Andrews said.
"In today's job market, if you
don't offer things like that, you're
not going to get a lot of these pres-
tigious professors to come to your
university," she said. "If you look
at the top Fortune 500 companies,
almost all of them offer domestic
partner benefits. Basically, the uni-
versity is losing out."
In addition to corporations and
municipal governments includ-
ing the City of Gainesville more
than 100 universities in the coun-
try offer domestic partner ben-
efits. The Universities of Michigan,
Washington and Colorado, the
California State University System,
and all eight Ivy League universities
offer domestic partner benefits to
But UF Trustee Al Warrington
told the Alligator on Monday that
UF would be wrong to follow in the
steps of Michigan and the California
"The fact that a few left-coast
schools have done it doesn't impress
me," he said. "They do all kinds of
wrong things out there."
But even in the South, universi-
ties such as Duke and Wake Forest
in North Carolina, Vanderbilt in
Tennessee, Emory in Atlanta and
Tulane in New Orleans all offer part-
nerbenefits, as well as private Florida
schools like Stetson University,
Nova Southeastern University and
has said he wants
to push UF into
the Top 10 ech-
elon of public
Machen eight of which
offer benefits to
University of California spokes-
man Noel Van Nyhuis said competi-
tion for professors and graduate stu-
dents was a reason why UC started-
offering such benefits in 1997.
"Those changes .were imple-
mented firstly to do right by our
employees, and also to maintain a
competitive advantage to help lure
and retain top talent at the univer-
sity," he said.
But if UF offered same-sex ben-
efits, it would be blazing a path far
ahead of current state law, just as
in 2003 when UF became the first
Florida public university to add
sexual orientation to its non-dis-
Currently, Florida's non-discrim-
ination law does not address sexual
orientation. State law also prohibits
homosexual couples from adopting
children, bans recognition of same-
sex marriage, and a statute forbid-
ding "unnatural and lascivious"
sexual acts remained on the books
until the U.S. Supreme Court struck
it down in 2003.
No public university in the state
offers domestic -partner benefits to
Moreover, a coalition led by the
1-million-strong Florida Baptist
Convention is collecting signatures
to enshrine the 'ban on same-sex
- marriage in the state constitution.
Nevertheless, Machen told .the
Alligator that the extension of same-
sex partner benefits is not a matter
of if, but a matter of when, though
he noted there exist some. "technical
The Campus Climate Committee
recommended extending domestic
partner benefits last year, and the
Faculty Senate passed a resolution
urging UF to do so in 2001.
Despite overselling decals,. official maintains parking availability is sufficient
PARKING, from page 1
to students living on campus who have com-
pleted at least 60 credit hours were oversold
by 106 percent. At that point, 1,653 decals were
in effect, relative to just 800 spaces designated-
for Red 1 parking, UF's Web site states.
Additionally, those who hold Shands
medical resident tags and brown married
housing decals may also utilize red parking
areas, further reducing options for Red 1 de-
But Red 1 decal holders may also park in
All Red and All Decal parking areas, which
they share with Red 3 tag holders, who are
on-campus underclassmen. Their decals are
oversold by 15 percent, or 3,558 decals for-
3,101 spaces designated All Red or All Decal.
Commuter decals for off-campus students
fared worse at an oversell rate of 125 percent
as of October 2003.
Conversely, orange spaces, for which only
faculty and staff are allotted decals, were un-
dersold slightly during the same period, with
3,514 decals sold for 3,571 spaces.
Despite the numbers, Fox insisted there is a
sufficient amount of red parking.
"We know that there is enough red park-
ing," he said, citing the availability of spaces in
Garage V,.situated next to Hume Hall.
"We have to look at who we're going to
take the parking away from and if it is fair to
do so," he said.
With UF's master plan calling for two new
parking garages, Fox said he hopes his agency
will not have to raise the price of decals.
"No one thinks that is a desirable thing to
do," he said.
In 2002, Transportation and Parking
Services generated approximately $7.3 million
in revenue, with $4.2 million coming from de-
cal sales and $1.5 million from parking tickets.
Toll, metered and special events parking made
up the bulk of the remaining $1.6 million, ac-
cording to its Web site.
The cost of a red decal is $94 for an entire
academic year or $47 per semester.
Out of that revenue, $3.9 million went to
regular operating expenses of the agency's of-
fices on Gale Lemerand Drive, with another $3
million allocated to pay off construction debt
Student Senate appoints Kassim as its first-ever black female president
SENATE, from page 1
UF was going to become a dry campus," Goldberg said.
There are three administration committees created to curb
the negative effects of excessive drinking, Telles-Irvin said.
"We don't always have really good judgment. We don't act
well when we've had too much to drink," she said.
Goldberg said as Student Body president, he looks forward
to teaming up with administrators to help educate students on
responsible drinking, but said he was concerned about making
sure the rights of the students would not be taken away.
"At the end of the day, we're all on the same side," he said.
"It's a matter of how we're going to come to a solution of the
In other Senate news, UF history was made Tuesday night
when Sen. Diane Kassim was elected the first black Senate
president, appointed unanimously by the Senate.
Also at the meeting, 46 newly elected senators were sworn
in and Sen. John Boyles took the position of Senate's second top
spot, Senate pro-tempore. Boyles also was the only nominee for
the seat. He was voted in-unanimously.
Last Spring's elected senators made an impact upon their
exit by sharing words of wisdom to the fresh faces, making
choked-up farewell speeches and giving friendly roasts of
peers with gag "Paper Plate" and "Shot Glass" awards.
A roller coaster of emotions powered through into the early
morning, from jokes about former Senate President Bryson
Ridgway's love for hair gel and grand expressions of thanks to
Glenda Frederick, Senate secretary.
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Sun-SG joint effort looks
promising, but be wary
Competition is a benefit in all industries. The free market
system forcing rival bodies constantly to strive to one-up
each other if they want to stay strong ensures that con-
sumers get the best possible products.
Disseminating the news is no different.
Here at the Alligator, we welcome the opportunity to have
another publication to compete with. It keeps us on our toes.
We always have had a semi-competitive relationship with
The Gainesville Sun which we think our compatriots at the
Sun would agree has benefited both papers.
So, when it is revealed that the Sun is courting Student
Government in hopes of being subsidized to appear on campus
for free, we say: Bring it on.
After all, the editorial board once was told in an interview
with a Student Government candidate who will remain name-
less that, "Students want a place where they can get local
news for free."
Well, far be it for us to begrudge them a free local news
service. We're leery of the idea, but it might be crazy enough
Even better, the Sun has brought up the idea of a special
insert that would be written by UF students.
Proponents say this will bring a second perspective that stu-
dents are lacking now, and also that it will give students more
opportunities to get published than they have with the Alligator.
Both of these viewpoints are true; a second perspective always
is beneficial in order to get a complete view of the issues.
Plus, any journalism student quickly will apprise you of the
difficulties of getting work published around here.
This sort of thing has worked in the past, as UF students
once wrote a section for the Sun as part of a journalism course.
But before we congratulate those who have spearheaded this
competition, we must be cautious about their motives.
Student Sen. Mike Belle, who recently was thwarted in his
attempt to join the Gainesville City Commission, has been vocal
in his derision of the Alligator's so-called negative coverage of
his activities enough to hang his hat on the competition.
Former Student Sen. Stephanie Ruby, who also aided in the
push to bring the Sun to UF, was Belle's purported campaign
spokeswoman until she mentioned that she was "basically"
offered a Sun internship for securing the deal. She stopped
speaking for him quickly after that.
But we didn't report about that in our news story, because
we don't trust Stephanie Ruby. When she was an Alligator
stringer, she told editors she had no political affiliations, but in
reality she was a Gator for Kerry and Castor. She was banned.
Guess there's nothing like a Gator scorned.
Similar UF-Sun relationships have worked before, but they
never have been financed through a direct payment from SG.
Another concern is whether this is the best way to spend ap-
proximately $16,000 of student money. With students already
. footing the bill for a $40,000 readership program that brings
"free" issues of The New York Times and USA Today to cam-
pus, SG must be sure students want to pay for another paper.
Of greater concern, however, is the simple fact that SG will
be paying for the creation of a new publication.
While the plan is for Sun interns to write the insert, it is easy
to see how SG could use its funding of the program as leverage
for input regarding content.
A publication being openly financed by a political body
does not bode well for its objectivity.
We'll take honest competition any day of the week, but the
last thing students need is a propaganda machine that will do
nothing but spout the positives of SG whenever the Alligator
prints something negative.
the independent florida
Mississippi bill offers hope for society
he abolition of slavery. The adoption of the Magna
Carta. The fall of the Berlin Wall.
Each of these was a moment in history in which
people stood up and said, "That's not right."
Each resonates throughout our society today as a mile-
stone in the advancement of human freedoms.
Now, we can add another item to that list.
After a bitter history of civil rights disputes, protests and
one or two small wars, Mississippi lawmakers approved
a bill Tuesday that finally would if passed allow
Mississippi residents to braid extensions into their hair
without facing the fascist licensing requirements they had
slaved under for years.
This is not just a victory for the portion of the popula-
tion (about .00000000032 percent) that applies extensions to
their hair without the aid of chemicals; this is a victory for
all of humankind.
But don't take it from me. Here's what Valerie Bayham,
an actual lawyer (I promise), had to say about this land-
mark piece of legislation: "It's a victory for economic free-
dom over the power of special interests. The regulations
will allow braiders to get to work."
And get to work they shall. In fact, a number of states
have gotten into the spirit and started dropping hair-braid-
However, change of this magnitude does not sit well
with the more backward-thinking Mississippi citizens and
Predictably, for such a contentious issue, there are vocal
detractors on both sides.
Proponents of a free and unfettered hair-braiding policy
(dreadlocked hippies) say the bill doesn't leave the choice
to braid fully in the hands of the people.
They have a valid point. Under the proposed legislation,
hair-braiders still would have to pay a $25 annual fee, regis-
ter with the state and administer a rigorous self-test.
On the other side of the
trenches, hard-line follicular con-
servatives baldiess) feel there is
too much risk in any lightening of
Their primary concern is that,
Matt Sanchez without these regulations, the mar-
Editorial Notebook ket will be flooded by dangerous,
email@example.com untrained hair-braiding amateurs.
Adopting an air of exasperated
indignation (or so I would imag-
ine, since I lifted these quotes from
the Associated Press), Mississippi state Sen. Johnnie Walls
said, "The hair braiders are going to be able to practice their
profession without having been taught anything."
Worse, these bootleg hair-braiders, because they have
not been through proper training, unwittingly could spread
debilitating scalp diseases which, to date,-have killed as
many as zero people.
These complaints, however, are insignificant compared
to the societal benefits of the bill.
We now can imagine a future in which natural, non-
chemical applications of hair extensions will be performed
freely, by anyone desiring to do so.
In this future, we won't have to inform our children of
the harsh reality that stands today.
"Sorry little Billy, but you're just not smart enough to be
a hair-braider. You should set your sights on something at-
tainable like med school." For us in Florida, there is even
further cause for rejoicing. While we don't have as progres-
sive and complete a system of, hair-extension protections
as Mississippi, we can take heart in one simple fact that is
thrown into sharp relief after the approval of this bill.
We are now, officially, no longer the dumbest state in the
Matt Sanchez is opinions editor at the Alligator.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 7
State government doesn't owe college education to anyone
I'd like to respond to
Wednesday's editorial con-
cerning the Florida Legislature
and its consideration of a bill that
would charge out-of-state tuition
and fees to in-state -tudent-s %ho
take more than 1s erxra credits in
addition to what i. rncc,'-iar\ for
While that may not be my fa-
vorite idea for addressing the is-
sue of students taking too long to
'graduate, we can't be so quick to
attack lawmakers for their efforts.
We have to look at the larger pic-
ture of what the State University
System is facing.
In the editorial, the author
said, "One of the primary goals of
the State University System is to
provide an education for Florida
students ...." While that is a nice
charge to our government, I hap-
pen to disagree with it. The gov-
ernment is not bound by contract
to.proyide a college education for
ah\ibod\. It certainrlr has to pro-
%vide sound, accredited intnritbon'.
that are acce-sible to all s-uAdents
who meet the re-petinve require-
ments upheld b, each institution,
bat.it's not respon-ible for cover-
ing Vw'hat -enems to be huge expens--
zc tor .tud.ent- who takI longer to,
graduate. .\.s a [leilon.g student in
the Florida Public School S\ -tem. I
can't say the state has a huge track
record ,'t shortchanging -.tudent'.
on making access to colleges and
Outside of making sound, ac-
credited institutions available to
Kate Wallace in Florida,
Speaking Out the state
aic, grants Bright Futures -cbhol-
ar-hip-s to hj-h school graduates
a prcram trom hich i more than
t0) percent of LiF s iLn-tate -tud-nt-s
benrcht I don't knoi' about VouL
but I certainly don't mind not hav-
ing to pai a cent for tuition and-
b.,oks. each s-rnp;estr. No genera-
tnon b.--.fr, uL- had thi. lu\Lur, both
ot mv parent- i, ent to ccilegLe Vlith-
out a dimN -t qo.corn-n.i-rt tundini.
and both caim- from loi. er-middile
clas- tanmhe;. that bail', had lx ,-1
nickels to rub together.
Additionally, our state scholar-
ships are just the beginning. Let's
not forget about the hundreds of
millions of dollars our institutions
receive annually for building proj-
ects, research and facility improve-
ments that otherwise would have
been c.'.vered by tuition revenue.
Whill I will never undermine
the large expenses a student
and.'or family must incur dur-
irg a college education, I can't sit
back and watch anybody attack
-our Legislature after we students
receive so much funding that we,
quite frankly, don't deserve. It's
no onr.e ele's responsibility to pay
or turinon for your college educa-
fion than .i -ur own or that of your
parent-s cr guardians. In turn, wve
are torntiriate enough to live in a
,society and under a government
that values education enough that
they embrace the ideas of scholar-
ships, education foundations and
government grant funding.
The next time you only have
to pay a fraction or hardly any of
your tuition and fees, think about
people like our parents, grandpar-
ents, older siblings, or friends in
other states that didn't have that
luxury. In addition to that, the
universities don't have enough
money, and we must address the
areas of spending that are draining
the system most and make up for
those losses. As the government
continues to subsidize our college
educations, they have every right
to charge more money to anyone
who takes additional time or cred-
its to graduate.
Kate Wallace is a public relations
Letters to the Editor
Penalize any additional years, not credits
Editor: If the legislature wanted to discour-
age students from spending more than -four
years in college, why not just increase tuition
for students in their fifth year? This way, any
students pursuing minors or multiple majors
or those with AP/IB credit would not be
punished as long as they graduate in four,
Students still could take more credits than
necessary, although it would require taking
heavier loads or summer classes. This would
discc.uagS- r-tudent- frorm takirlc any "unnec-
e-s _ar clase-" :
T-i, pbon Ls far better than both the,
proposed bill and block tuition. What is good
for students is that they still get to make the
important choices about their education. The
options to have a second major, a minor, etc.,
And the I cis.lature ,get- its '. a-. too-
Students become more selective in choosing dearly Marlette doesn't care to remember that.
classes and graduate "on time." Cochran fought for an end to police brutality
Matt Masten in Los Angeles, and he fought for the rights of
2LS detainees in the police stations of New York
and ensured fair hiring practices for all races
in the NFL.
In an attempt to get a cheap laugh from
Cartoon ignores life full of civil rights aid the many racist students here at UF, Marlette
likened Cochran to someone who was none
Editor: 1 realize Andy Marlette's job at the of the things this great man stood for. Marlette
Alligator is.to entertain and, in doing so, he insinuated that aman who was doing his job,
must be controversial. However, his cartoon- much better at than the car-
regarding th. death of Tolhnnie Cochran is t-on .t de. We uc rot in hel.
pa to,,nist ,l _er,, e r- t in hell.
pathetic. n o -: ~\ Veil. I hope T'iarlette ha- the conviction to
The man was a champion of ,ciil rights send this to Cochran's family, to the hundreds
e thns counr .. he im p e.t kno, th orf s of clients he defended and to the millions of
defense of O.J. Simpson. Yes, the famous people he helped directly or indirectly by be-
line about the glove not fitting is humorous. ing such a believer in the civil rights of indi-
Implying he deserves to go to hell for defend- viduals and seeif he gets the same laugh.
ing Simpson, however, is downrightgets the same laugh.
Heg Simpson however, th do whitescru, but I can understand making light of his most
famous phrase, but it could have been done in
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Students could do better than marketers
Editor: I completely agree with James
Glenos' opinion regarding the new logo and
slogan for UF. I am sure UP can market itself
without sounding like a prime-time movie
I think our own students would have done
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tion hold a logo and slogan-designing contest
for students. Then, we will see if the price paid
was worth it or not.
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8, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005
Organization chops hair to 'chomp' children's cancer
By ADRIENNE BROWNE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Sandy Klickstein grew out her
hair for months just so she could
cut it off Wednesday afternoon.
Klickstein, 19, donated 7 inches
of her long, brown hair to Locks
of Love, a nonprofit organization
that creates wigs to be distributed
to children with long-term medi-
cal hair loss.
Klickstein had her hair cut
at Wednesday's Chomp Cancer
Carni- .,I an event p. .n-ri-td by
I riL n.d or Life of America on the
Reitz Union North Lawn.
Friends for Life of America
is an organization dedicated to
improving the lives of children
living with cancer. Locks of Love
was also present at the carnival.
"It's a big shock, but it's worth
it," Klickstein said about her hair-
cut. "It's a wonderful cause, and
more people should do it."
Klickstein, a cabinet member
of Friends for Life of America,
was one of more than 400 people
. ,_. :t,'pp.-.,d by the carnival to
plain tr: i3 itt cotton candy and
,:t,-L ,.i p iper quilt for children
at Shands at UF.
Carnival :l.iir,.rn.. n T.auren
S.:l-l..-b.:;i .i.d th ,-. ni took
ihiointhi- plan and cost- about
"We just figured through
games and fun, people would
come out," said Schlossberg,
who hoped the event would raise
awareness about pediatric cancer.
Children diagnosed with can-
cer 30 years ago had a 10 percent
chance of survival, according to
trivia the organization pi.-' id.-:d
Children now have about -1
p, r.. irt chance of a full recovery
Ll'e >au L-- of improved research and
tre?.i tm ,:,_t ,:,pti,:.hn _
"Just because we're col-
lege students doesn't
mean-we can't take the
initiative and make a differ-
UF marketing major Daniel
Pack, 20, was one of a few cancer
survivors present at the carnival.
He has been in remission fiii
leukemia for 12 ve-ir
Pack .said 1: 1. ira .iit- i t. h1:
support he ..- gr ,ii .,1 a ,:hil,
with cancer and is i.nipr--,-d )
the number of vlint..tr- i.h,:i
want to raise awa' n:. .ib.'iout it
"I volunteer because I have a
Polly Hurlburt has 7 inches of her hair cut off for Locks of Love, a
wigs to be distributed to children with long-term medical hair loss.
personal connection with it," Pack
said. "We're doing stuff every se-
mester. There's always an event."
UF journalism major Gabrielle
Bill, 20, was inspired to come to
the event because of family mem-
bers she knows who had cancer.
"I think it's a really nice thing
that the organization is doing for
children with cancer," Bill said. "It
gives the students an opportunity
to become more aware about this
organization and its cause. The
free food's not bad either."
n..nrIy nar-r- / -an -itati caL..
nonprofit organization that creates
Pack said about 10 people had
donated hair to Locks of Love by
"Just because we're college
students doesn't mean we can't
take the initiative and make a dif-
ference," Schlossberg said.
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o Last Thursday,
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S, handheld video
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In fact, since its release the PSP
has been in such high demand it's
tough to find one anywhere.
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By ARLYN HERNANDEZ
To ic'oscl' quote lamue'qtiai Canned Heat. there is
noting t tr ou t d but dance let r u o but n at t hen you
aie looking: tkr -.omnethinc n-i. and dilterent t, do ditrine
tlh lackluster v.e -k A.-tthou'h. Gaine-es il i. plenttul Xi th
bai.i and danc, cl0ub- I:hat's the use ot C'mh:; to these -octia
i4athering- 1. .ou can t get o.n the dance floor and -hoiv. the
cro\..tid ootr your n.ot,',-ortthy nm.o'. ts' If you are a-kirMg
vo ur-elt -i.-hat norteiiothl, nove-."' then rtad on 'icour
chilEdule uSt '-''t bu-ll,
it Latin dance s out ftla'-Or S-_l-a Caliente ilI let y-u on
".our i a to *hakti' it in rio time.
The club. t.,undcd in Fetbruar, 2001 meet-. three himes a
U. eek ith an a., eracg cla--. -_ZC -c t 5i) or -o t-.udent-. It_- 11i
i-stTiCt,'-rs- F \ho tri2inat, 'om all over the i.,rid. initl\oS
are LIF -.tudent- i, hc-.e goalt~ are to -pread their los e of -alJsa
damncin to anr, e in Gaine-s'. ille and neieihbo'rng cities. i ,l-
Illg to recLi It It
Le-or,' tor all dancing le'.-el take place on TuIe-day-s.
Thur-dai\ and 'Sundav\ at the Linind Trainin Center at Soc<
W\ Linriv-,':-rit\ .': Bringing a dance partner i- _not required
Tuesday, le-.ons are from to 10'-,0 p m and co-t $7. PrF ate
le-sons also are available Thursday and Sunday le--ssons
-tart earlier Thur-da;-. at the UTC run tronm S to 10 p m and
Sunday- run trom'i to pm with a lesson e'. er hour. both
riaht- arc ;5
For _-omething a little different. the Florida Sv inE Dancing
Club at UF otfer-. tree _-.L ing les-.ons
The club -ees about nO to '90 people on dance nights
thr-ouighout thie '.eek. All crudents. even those around the
con-'unttn,, are encouraged to come out on W\'edrie-da\ and
Friday\ nieuht-; to lkip and -o mig on the dance floor.
Free le-1ons tc'r both begirner- and intermediate dancers
are available in the hrst hour of ea,:h night The dance- uISualII Stac
run tronm tio 10 p.m. sometime. even longer. Wednesday rught wee
dances ate held at the Reitz Lnion Colonnade lule Friday'-s
dance, are held ott campus at the Lhnitid Training Center. lu--t 11.
like Sal-a Caliente \ou do not need to bring a partner nig-lht
It'. not a very standard club -i here there s a membership activi
or a -ign-up -aid Crista Scipp co-president of F5DC. It'W Co
-omething that \t iju-t cone to it a time ,-here people get floors
t.,gerther and dance, hang out and just have a good h-me -Th
From beirumer- to tho'-e i, ith more advance s;mg ing Tiango
skill- are- e.-elcome to conime to the le-sson. becau-e alter the
first hour cl lesson-t' e r',one loins p ,
to,-ethcr to dance and have tun us-t al l IS lle-ltti t
remember to dress conmortably. T -l JI L 14 e t tvlt
becau-e -winicing get- prett 11 I 1 i or I Iti tple d
phis-.cal. tilii their lilOl'i li.'ll cui)
Si\\ -ie i-s something that \ou can ril e ~i
tall in loie c th really tast. Seipp said quite pa-- ... .. _
loi at, TIt. 11h- more you come the ill
and the more \ o~ come back. the better
\ddine: to the tree dancing acti',
the uii er-i tlc heF Breakdance C
which tclcuses on the competitive ant
The less-n- all take place at the Stt
Center on0 campu- Beginner- are urg
cau,-e the t.tonals u-uall\ take place in
hme tor practice. it i- -.uggc-ted to store
reniember to dcrts comfortabl-, and
nmax imrn nimovenient.
The cla-e.es take place on \\'edne-sd
iore you love it.
S'ou get.' t,
itie- battered through ,th
lub. founded in 21002.
i athletic elements otf pas-
dent Rec and Fitn'-. the st
ed to come early be- a
tile tirst hotu To -save
etch betoir-hand. Also.
to -wear -.neakers. tor
a\. trom' 15 to
iricia uoyne Alligator brarr
:y Allison, featured in the movie "You Got Served," teaches a
kly hip-hop class at the Unified Training Center on Tuesday.
30 p m. in acting it room 2. Friday from 8:15 to nud-
in activity room 2 and Sundays trom 7"30 to 10 pm in
t room 1
m-idering the mirrored walls. and polished hardwood
. elbow pads and kneepad- are recommended
e breakdanciig club may require sneaker-, but the U.F.
CClub, which neets monit Thursdas- troom 9 to 11.15
at the Student Rec Center, suggests leather-
Stlictr 1jol) -.oled shoes to easLh- glide across the
re n, II) fSt ,.ood floors.
nore youth lo0.e it All Thurs'da lessons are free
and open to anyone interested in
r t learning the traditional Argentine
r .l dance
E er- lesson begins with basic
'- '-"- '"'-'" steps for beginners and then move- on
more complicatf-d moves tor those
prior experience. Tango, which presents itsel as quite a
pnate dance. is mostly a man's dance. ,aid lan Marczuk.
irer and founder of the club.
he ladies. ha e it ea,\. because the men have to decide
ep.s and mo'. es, while the ladies iju.t follow them.' he
Nlarczuk sugge,-ts. not comLing w ith a partner. -.o \ou can
learn to dance with other-i and not get used to dance ing w ith
lu-t 'one per-on So there you go, no more e\cu.es, about not
kno, ing how to dance Thtuc \our caution to the i ind and
get out there and learn some much-needed dancing skill.
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10, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005
Texas band raw, not satanic
By NATHANIEL DEAS never liked bands that just kind of stood there, and
Avenue Writer you know, expected people to stare at them like a
TV. We're alive, we're there, we're in that room at
.. And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. that very moment. So for us, it's very important to
Any band with this name must be Satanic or some- make sure and make people aware that we exist."
thing, right? After spending four and a half months playing
"[Our name is] a blessing and a curse," throughout Europe, Trail of Dead is in the middle
drummer/vocalist/guitarist Jason Reece says. of a 43-date tour spanning the' United States and
"People think we're a metal band, which kind Canada promoting their latest release, "Worlds
of sucks. But at the same time, "Sometmes Ws (otr k, sics) Apart." Expect to see an en-
find humor in the "Sometim'es it's (oM'r v psrc.s" x to s an e
people find humor in the ergetic performance with loud
name, so I just hope that in the 4kIKe c Lig WEI lmileJl'0er guitars, powerful vocals and
end people who don't know us to the establlSkment dueling drummers.
will look into it out of curiosity so metmes. it's a Ww~flV hal,0 Doors open at 9 p.m. Tick-
and find the name sort of intrigu- to Jor Long-lost lover." ets are $13 and can be pur-
ing." -Json Reece chased at Common Grounds,
Upon further investigation (or just rctmmwer/vocalist/g ttarlst Smoke, Hyde and Zeke, No
one listen), any premonitions based Future or online at http://
on the name can be forgotten. Based out of Austin, www.cgcoffeehouse.com.
Texas, Trail of Dead is just straight up, raw rock 'n' Reece has a few reasons why people should
roll, both artistic and aggressive, come out.
"Sometimes, it's like a big middle finger to the "Well, for one, I think we're really f---ing good,"
establishment sometimes it's a warm hug to he laughs. "But other than that, I don't think [the
your long-lost lover," Reece says with a laugh. "To audience will] walk away feeling cheated. We're go-
me, our sound is sort of ambitious and epic and ing to give them everything, and I believe they will
cinematic and violent, yet beautiful. Brutal, yet walk away with something that they've never had
touching." -- as egotistical as that sounds."
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performance to Common Grounds on Monday.
(now Us By the Trail of Dead
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Author recounts real-life 'Catcher in the Rye' tale
Brad Land couldn't be more Holden
Of course, the main character in
"The Catcher in the Rye" had a couple things
over Land. No one beat the holy crap out of
Holden during his mental breakdown, and
his character was fictional.
Land's book "Goat" is a non-fictional
memoir. He tells the story of how he fell
apart against a backdrop of violence and
fraternity hazing. -
While at a party with his brother Brett,
Land was kidnapped and beaten nearly to
Before the kidnapping, Land had left
one college because he was lonely, He
was highly sensitive to the fact that he is
smaller than his brother, not as good look-
ing and just plain socially awkward.
After the kidnapping, his brother leaves
for Clemson University without him and
joins Kappa Sigma fraternity. Land finds
himself feeling more separated from soci-
ety after the violence.
He suffers post-traumatic' stress epi-
sodes and has no way of battling it. He
mentions how his mother, a school nurse,
was capable of topical treatment but pow-
erless to fix him emotionally after his at-
tack. Land falls in love with almost every
girl he comes in contact with but doesn't
pursue a relationship because he knows
none of them can fix him.
Part of this book's appeal is how hon-
estly broken Land portrays himself.
Bereft with missing Brett at Clemson,
Land visits him at the fraternity. He knows
on some level that emotionally he is not
finished with the kidnapping. But all he
could see at Clemson was the fun and
sense of his belonging his brother seems to
have found in the fraternity.
SYearning for the
brotherhood and the
safety he perceives
in it, he follows his
brother to Clemson
Cher Phillips for the purpose of
Off the Press pledging the frat.
r Even his education
theavenue@alIigator.org was second to pledg-
ing. He chose his
major to accommodate his pledge schedule.
Land's debut into his brother's world
of frat parties, girls and booze has the op-
posite effect than he expected. Brett with-
draws from him. Land wins a bid from the-
Kappa Sigma's but the hazing that accom-
panies it brings a kind of violence back
into Land's life that pits a world he could
desperately wants to belong to against
The violence of his kidnapping comes
back to haunt him and he has to choose
what he wants more. Either choice he
makes drives his brother, who he only
wanted to be close with, even further
Land's writing has a stream of con-
sciousness and casual feel to it. He's
forsaken a good deal of punctuation and
grammar, but it works.
Land approaches the violence of hazing
in an honest manner. According to Land,
this is a true account. He recounts from the
pledge book how hazing in any form was
prohibited, while he writes of the fear of
what the next night will bring. He makes
no judgments about the disclaimers. But
he spells out in detail the degradation of
his hazing and it doesn't look all that dif-
ferent than his brutal attack.
"Goat" is now out in trade paperback
after a year on the shelves in hardback.
Team Mascot to come out of dugout for show Friday
By JACQUELINE DAVISON
Gainesville indie rockers, Team
Mascot have taken the long road.
Drummer/vocalist Tom Gilhuley
David Castellanos started playing
together in Modesto, Cali. in 2001.
"Gainesville is by far the best
scene I've ever had the pleasure of
being in," says Gilhuley.
"The way the bands support
each other and the number of
venues there are to play and the
number of people that go out and
support live music is amazing."
Castellanos and Gilhuley first
met with a shared love for beer
and sports, forming the basis of
the TM bond. During Gilhuley's
short stint in California (less than
a year) the duo had written many
songs together, though never un-
der a name.
"I wasn't doing anything there
except going to a lot of A's games
and drinking a lot of beer," says
Gilhuley migrated to
ate school and Justin Tzuanos took
"I think Chad was a better
Wiffle ball player than Justin," says
Gilhuley. "So yeah, we kind of lost
a few digits in the runs column,
but hey, our pitching is looking
good this year."
'We're LUke the rock 'W' roll represi
aminesville by way or iNew Jbr tkose ds who oot picked Last n gy
York, later convincing
Castellanos to move here Although, Lf you're tclknl' Wffie
. as well.
"The Mascot couldn't have
picked a better place to be," says
The band came together in
September of 2003, with the ad-
dition of Chad Rogers on bass.
Rogers relocated to St. Louis, Mo.
over the summer to pursue gradu-
we will take 0o0 owt."
Gilhu 1-e y atrmmeer/wv
thought of the band name because
of the band's love for sports.
"We're like the rock 'n' roll
representative for those kids who
got picked last in gym class," says
Gilhuley. "Although, if you're
talking' Wiffle ball, we will take
With comparisons to
Dismemberment Plan, the Pixies
and Superdrag, Team Mascot
would like for people to find some-
thing different from pop music,
but not so experimental
entatLve that they can't have fun
Mdctss. with the music, says
b"ll, "Our sound is
pretty standard," says
l,lLeu Castellanos. "We're
ocalist your average three-piece
rock band with bass,
drums, guitars, keyboards, beer
and three singers."
The near future for TM holds
"We just want to make enough
money to buy beer and baseball
tickets," says Gillhuley.
You can find TM this Friday at
The Shamrock with Momingbell,
Fortune Cookies and Jacksonville's
From Out of the Sky.
As far as long term goals go,
TM isn't looking for much more
than a good time.
"If anyone knows anyone on
the business end of the MLB, let
them know Team Mascot is avail-
able to play before, during or after
at any stadium across the country
this summer," says Gilhuley.
"Our backstage rider is as fol-
Team Mascot's debut album,
"It's a Sweater!" is now available.
Go to www.teammascotmusic.com
to listen and buy.
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UF rapper kills Casio
U FstudentJonathanKrotov,a.k.a.Juk, Even still, cre-
and fellow rapper Craig McKenzie, activity, talent and
a.k.a. Raw Denim, have collabo- effort can make up
rated to form Black and White Television. for the production
Their name, of, course, is a play on the lapses. Black and
pair's respective races. White Television
There have been phenomenal, even Chad Smith were not able to
groundbreaking, hip-hop collabora- Playlist make up the dif-
tions in recent years (see Black Star and email@example.com ference.
Madvillain). Juk. and Raw didn't live The beat of
up to that status with their album the album's title
"The Bridge is Laid." Not even close, track, "The Bridge is Laid," sounds like
I'm sure that's not the point, though. I took a Casio keyboard and mistakenly
You can't expect to change mu- pressed something. It should be pointed
sic forever with a low-budget release out that I have. very little idea how to
and minimal experience. But these turn on a keyboard, let alone use one.
tracks leave so, so much to be desired. The lyrics show a little bit of potential, but
In all music, in all genres, the correlation could be much tighter.
between production value and funding is "Forget about the money/Forget about
inherently positive. the bling/My rap memory won't, forget
Whether it be a punk band recording a about a thing." A good deal of the album
demo in a garage that is horribly off-beat lyrically deals with the state of hip hop,
and desperately in need of a metronome, and at such a low tier of the hip-hop game
or a hip-hop duo putting down their first there are so many more pertinent things
album either with a computer program one could rhyme about.
or in some small local studio, produc- All told, Juk and Raw Denim show
tion is the first thing that separates them potential to become good MCs. For now,
from the Green Days or the Jay-Zs of the a little more time with the mixer wouldn't
CMC offers alternatives
By COLIN MCCANDLESS
The 10,000 books, journals, magazines,
video and audio tapes and newspapers
from independent, non-corporate press
lining the shelves at the Civic Media
Center comprise a wealth of alternative
reading unsurpassed in Gainesville.
The volunteer-run CMC offers further
opportunities to stimulate the intellect
besides perusing their aisles though, in-
cluding a new Philosophy Lecture Series.
Excerpts from Karl Marx and Fredrich
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The Philosophy discourse consists of
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event beginning tonight at 7.
When you're finished dissecting social-
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This raucous evening of expression
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As a band that plays more than 200 shows a year, Against Me! has
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known as Jericho), The Beat Buttons and Fiya.
Doors will open at 9.
"It's always cool to play in a place where you
live and friends come out," Gabel says of tonight's
The Gainesville-based quartet will be home for
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and recording their third full-length album.
The yet-untitled CD will be released on Fat
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Gabel explains the writing process for the songs
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The most recent, Gabel says, was in Austin,
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"We were in there for an hour and a half until the
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Locals Only gives bands chance to steal spotlight
By KEELEY MCCARTY
Sometimes you feel like a punk;
sometimes you don't.
Rock 104's Locals Only concert
series features up-and-coming
Gainesville bands who are skilled in
the art of rock. The Friday concerts
compliment the Sunday-night Locals
Only radio show hosted by Lauren
O'Neil, which runs from 10 to 11. She
spins tunes by bands that will play
that week, among other local music.
Locals Only was started just un-
der six years ago, says Brian l\allr
an account executive at Rock 104 and
the co-founder of the program.
They started the series with the
goal of creating well-run shows that
would give local bands exposure,
while networking them with other
"It's really hard for Gainesville
bands to get out-of-town shows,"
Some shows feature a non-local
band sandwiched in between two
locals. This helps Gainesville bands
connect with musicians from other
areas, fascilitating show trades, in-
creasing the exposure of both parties.
When the concert series began, it
was held at the Purple Porpoise, but
moved to Eddie C's, 1315 S. Main St.,
about three years ago. Walker says
the venue offered the best sound and
lighting in Gainesville.
Locals Only also has hosted
concerts by Days of the New, Soil,
Crossfade and Blindside. Walker says
when they have a big-name headlin-
er, a local band will'open the show.
To play at a Locals Only show, a
band must submit a demo to O'Neil.
It should have a few songs, relatively
well-produced, says Walker.
The bands selected are usually
more experienced, with about 40 to
50 shows under their belts, he says.
But he stressed the importance of
practice and word-of-mouth.
"It doesn't take long. if a band
starts making waves," Walker says.
Bands in their infancy shouldn't
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Chinese food, according to
many of our customers. Family
run, expert chef, now with more
vegetables. Generous, portions,
fast service & super lunch/dinner
combos. FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave. 372-4282.
Full menu and specials @
New Deal Cafe
Fresh burgers 3 pound, pot
pie, flatbread pizza, panninis,
fresh fish, pork chops. Bargain
Martinis. 3443 W. University
Discover a genuine taste of
New Orleans at Po' Boys Creole
Cafe' at 3275 SW 34th Street
by Carraba'sL Choose from 25
different "Po' Boys sandwiches
or from our many wraps, salads,
* gumbos, jumbalaya, and dinners!
See us at poboysgainesville.com.
Ladies Night Every Tues w/ Live
Music & Free Beer for ladic
Call 372-1155 for more ini
Cold Stone Creamery shou
"Happy Birthday!" and "Hap)
Anniversary Gainesville's mc
popular ice cream shops al
create great CAKES for birthday
and anniversaries. Stop in todE
for premium ice creams ai
order a Signature Cake. You cl
buy a fresh-made daily cake
a custom-order cake. Newber
Road: 271-7437 Archer Roe
377-7520. V/AX/MC/D. Pled
visit GatorFood.com for freE
made deep-frozen deliveries.
Pio's Pasta Company
Serving you from two locatic
7 days a week. 4320 SW 2C
Ave. Open for lunch llam-2r
Mon-Fri 372-9975. 6 South MW
St. Open lunch llam-2pm WM
Fri 375-7372. Both locatic
open 5pm-10pm Mon-Sun.
for reservations for any spec
occasion or just a quiet ni
out. Walk-ins welcome.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 I ALLIGATOR, 15
Self-discovery not found in women's survival guide
Reviewing Alison James' book "The 10
SWomen You'll Be Before You're 35"
iurinmmy last i eek actuath being 35
wa- pcrhap.s not the best ass-ignment I e ver
agreed to write
This book is a chick-lit st\le s-ur\ ival guide
V. ntten b a .cil tlip the bookl. over I .swearl
- who look- Like a skinn\ Bndget Jones
Iames. claims -he demi.-stitie 10 per-onas
women take on by the time the', reach 35
\\oiTied that \ou '.e ju-t graduated tromr
college, imov.ed onto the big ctih, have no
friends and no t- wardrobe' lanme- callU this
stage New graduate," and it's OK
Or. how\ about the Dollarless Diva? '.re
\ ou complete\ a-tounded that the real world
costs, money and ,ou ha\ tf to pay school loans
back' Again. it s OK.
lames doe- unpack the most basic con-
cept i.t a 4011K A- duector of finance tor
A&E Telev!sion Netcworks and the Histor\
Channel this may be the one area she is qualh-
fed to ad' vise
Becau-e James is not a psychologist and
has onl\ a background '.t researchin wom-
en's issues her guide is more aptly seen a-s
-social commentary and not a wa\ of life
i would be wear\
of accepting [lie ad-
vEKe trom a woman
who wrote that vork
can be addictive and
then followed in the
Cher Phillips samrne paragraph,
Off the Press 'When \our need
Mr,,en .-."u,.ea,.rr to a -chieve is drn ing
you w\hacko and a
tet drinks -on't cure
\ou, seek prote.--ional help -o \ou can enjo\
Because lie\, -working hard i_. bad and
drinking to get o er it is good. Right?
Come on, what is really that wrong with
being what lame-s calls a "Worker Bee"' 'cou
like \ our lob and spend a lot ot time binmg
good at it" That's OK.
Save %our money and \ our time and take it
trom me, -whatev er \ou are going through it's
going to be OK 'ou are not going to stop be-
ing any of lames' 10 character sketches or any
100 other ones by the time you are 35.
What this book is really, is permission
to be your-elf. And girls., you are going
to find a million places along the %\a\ to
Japanese Mediterranean Mexican Pizza. Vegetarian
3222 SW 35th Blvd. (Butler Plaza
next to Publix). Enjoy Authentic
Japanese food in a Casual &
Comfortable environment. Our
extensive SUSHI BAR provides
the best portions in town. All
sushi made-to-order. Try our new
menu with new rolls, appetizers,
lunch specials, & unique rice
wines. Open every day 11:30am-
10pm. To Go orders available on
everything. 335-3030. Delivery
available through Gatorfood.com
Farah's On the Avenue
'Gainesville's Premiere Hookah
Lounge! One of Farah's best
hidden treasures are its hookah
:|tobacco pipes also known
as Argilleh, these flavorful,
aromatic concoctions of taste
and smell offer a relaxing
mood either before, after, or
perhaps even while dining at
Farah's. We use only the finest.
'brand of premium hookah
tobacco and natural charcoal,.
imported directly from the
Mediterranean Gulf. For your
dining pleasure we offer meze,
traditional small plates of food,
such as hummus, kibbie, falafel,
spinach & artichoke dip, baba
ghanoush, and kifta. Famous
for our wings, gyros, burgers
and steaks. Large vegetarian
selection. All service in a casual
atmosphere. Saturday nights
BELLY DANCING beginning at
8pm. 1120W. Univ. Ave. 378-5179.
1011 W. University Ave.
11-10 Mon-Sun 336-5323. We
have the best Falafel, Tabouli,
Hummus, Baba, Grape Leaves
& Gyros-beef or chicken. Fresh
smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita
Bread Bakery at 2401 SW
13th St., 372-4995. We sell
hookahs, parts, charcoals,
fine tobacco, and halal meat.
Serving Gainesville since 1976.
Made to order, inade from scratch
Many vegetarian & vegan items
available. Open 7 days, 11am-
10pm. 16 NW 13th St. 378-5948.
You've had the rest, now try the
BESTMexicanfood in Gainesville.
We have great fajitas & vegetarian
cuisine. Loved by Gators past
and present since 1990. Best
homemade salsa in town. Open
'7 days a week for lunch and
dinner. 1723 SW 13th St. Take out
and catering available 376-6989.
Catering Gainesville for 16 years
now! Come and enjoy authentic
Mexican food at reasonable
prices. Try one of our fajita
entrees or choose from several
vegetarian selections. Also try
our special grilled pork chops
with black beans and rice. Don't
forget about our tasty margaritas
on special Mon-Thurs at $2.25 &
2-4-1 Mich Lite & Bud Lite drafts,
Red Lobster across from Oaks
Mall. *Carry out also available*
332-0878. Closed Sunday.
Casino's Pizza & Subs
Try Us, You'll Love Us!
Try Us, You'll Love Us!
Try Us, You'll Love Us!
Try Us, You'll Love Us!
Specialty pizzas, subs, calzones,
salads, -stromboli, desserts,
wings, and sides. Large 1-topping
delivered! $6.99 everyday! Try
our carryout special! 1-topping
pizza, everyday! Small $2.99,
Medium $4.99, Large $5.99.
Call Us, You'll Love Us!
372-4848 1710 SW 13th St.
Open from 10am-4am.
Pizza legend since 1973. Whole
pizzas & slices. Open 7 days a
week 9am 11pm Sun-Thurs.
Fri & Sat till 12am.. Call ahead
for pickup 375-2007. For delivery
call 379-FOOD. Located next
to Bistro 1245. Leo's Cafe open
daily 9am.. Flavored coffees,
espressos & fresh baked pastries.
Take a trip to
1974, we've been dishing out
high-quality ingredients in all of
our specialty pizzas, monumental
hoagies, and scrumptious salads.
And yes, we deliver. 1209 W.
University Ave. 367-0012.
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine
prepared with all natural
ingredients. Organic food,
smoothies and juices. Amex/
Visa/ATM. 10am-9pm 505 NW
Delicious traditional Vietnamese
cuisine with popular Asian
favorites as well. Pho, Bahn-
Cuon, Bahn Xeo, Banh Tom Ha-
Noi.' Enjoy great food at great
prices. Big new room! Family
owned restaurant. Next to
Holiday Inn downtown. Dine in
or take out. Catering available.
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun
For information on
BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND
THURSDAY, March 31, 2005
a l--- ....For Rent .
ONE IN A MILLION
Roommate matching 3/3 from only $429
FREE Cable w/ HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym* tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW& FALL*377-2777
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands-
Long & short term lease
Now as low as $355 monthly
inc all utilities ph 336-9836
HAVE IT ALL AT THE LANDINGS!!
Furnished 3 and 4 bdrm apartment homes
All utilities, internet, 24 hr gym, FREE
Tanning. Roommate Matching Available
Starting at $455/bdrm. 336-3838
ASK ABOUT SUMMER SPECIALS
*** SORORITY ROW AREA ***
Experience the luxury at Windsor Hall.
Located 2 blocks to UF. Beautiful single &
double suites available. Starting at $400/mo
includes everything gym, pool, DSL, elec-
tric, etc. 337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com
1BR & 2BR Huge floor plan. Private patio,
park at your door. Oasis 377-3149 Furn Avail
3436 SW 42nd Ave & 34th St. $500 & $600/
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
with: internet & cable & elec & water
walking closets, full bath, wash/dry
pool view, gym, FULL furnish
Call for more info 352-258-3542 3-31-46-1
Just Bring Your Clothesl
Furnished 2 & 3 bedrooms from $875
Luxury living with all the perks!
Includes cable, utility packages avail
All we need is you! 372-8100
1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA $425 util, cable, alarm,
dsl incl. W/D. On bus rts 9 & 35. Individual
leases. Call 407-620-1555 4-12-25-1
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
RELET @ LEXINGTON CROSSING 3/3
1BR/1BA avail at $475/mo, i-net, W/D, pool,
cable TV, gym & tanning bed. Contact 352-
271-2067 or 407-353-8011 Avail from 5/1/05
KENSINGTON SOUTH sublease summer
and/or fall. Large 2BR/2.5BA luxury town-
house near campus. Walk-in closet, W/D,
$400/BR Lots of parking, internet included.
Pool & gym. Call 305-401-9215. 4-5 -10-1
CAMPUS LODGE APT. $175 off rent. Start in
May thru Aug. Opt to renew. Female needed
for 1BR/1BA $375/mo incis all + internet,
W/D, furnished.Near UF. Call 954-691-8944
1.3 Miles from UF! Seeking roommates 3/2.
Available: Recently renovated. Furnishing is
optional, wood floors, central AC, washer/
dryer. From $435 305-479-5075 4-4-5-1
***CLOSE 2 CAMPUS 3BR/2BA porch liv
rm, din rm, break rm, sm yd, cent A/C, wood
fir, cbl ready, 2 parking spots + street pass,
1st, last, sec. Walk to Class!! 102 NW 7th
Terr. 352-494-5430 4-4-5-1
FALL SEMESTER $350/mo OBO 1 BR, 1
study and private bath in big house, bocks
from campus, Ig yrd, DW, laundry BEST
DEAL EVERI Mike 514-4265 4-5-5-1
Friends don't let friends drive drunk.
GATOR PLACE APTS 3600 SW 23 St. 2BR/
1 BA W/D is optional. Park in front of your apt.
Pet play park. 2 mi to VA/Shands. $525/mo
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $325/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-20-71-2
Walk to UF, Studios and 1 BR's
From $555. Free parking
Open Weekends 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant?
CALL THE BEST!
Watson Realty :' -' .
'Property Mgmt/Rentals -352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
CAN'T FIND PARKING? BUS FULL?
Studios & 1/1s from $459 at UF
Pool *We Pay Most Utilities Pets OK
Residents get FREE parking...guaranteed
You can't live any closer! 372-7111
QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD
Avail NOW or AUGUST!
1BR $530/2BR $580/3BR $735
HUGE floor plans! 2 Pools!
Pets Welcome!.** 335-7275
*LUXURY 3/3 DOWNTOWN*
Hurry while they last
Only 8 left! W/D, pets OK
*SUN BAY APTSO
OSome furnished avail*
**Walk or Bike to Campus .
1-1 $460/moO*2-1 $52n/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $410 $515, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066 335-7066. 4-20-71-2
** A PRICE YOU CAN AFFORDi**
Move in TODAY or AUGUST!
0 1BR $460 2BR $530
Walk to UF Pets welcome!
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
S For Rent .
Amazing Apts! Perfect Price!
1,2,3&4BRs! Any size pet ok!
FREE UF Parking & bus rt to UF!
tennis, b-ball, pool, mntrd alarms
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! 332-740.1
SEEING IS BELIEVING!!!
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW and FALL*377-2777
**HUGE Luxury w/Garage**
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA TH
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)
(DOB 1126/65); 5'07",
130 lbs, Black Hair,
Felony violation of probation warrant
for attempted sexual battery, Sexuai
offender fail to report to the Department
of Law Enforcement, and failed to
report change of 3.'3re orInn 8ln
hours to the Department of Motor
Call (352) 372-STOP
'. For Rent _
** 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 are tired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
U For Rent
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
I BLOCK FROM UF
Luxury 2BR/2BA townhomes.
W/D, private balconies.
Open until 8pm and WEEKENDS
Leasing for Fall 371-0769
Historic Neighborhood .
WALK TO UF
land 2 BRs from $560
Pets ok, wood floor option
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!
1315 S. Main St.
$5- Cover Doors open at 9pm
18 and up always welcome
prToi R l'iona.
GREAT LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY
-r"E- ROOK '77-ArW^l
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 17
Q For Rent
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 or 4 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
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/1.5BA TH with W/D for $639!
Alarms, Free UF parking, pets OK
Avail NOW or Fall 373-1111
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!
1 BR/1 BA $420, 2BR/1 BA $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.
I For Rent
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$505 377-1633 4-20-71-2
**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;
816 NW 37th Dr 3/2, fam rm gar $1300/mo;
1802 NW 38th Terr 3/2 $875/mo;
642 NW 35th St. 3/2 $1100/mo 4-20-71-2
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
Your Perfect Apt 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
1BR/1BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1/2 PRICE APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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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 4-7-60-2
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
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 $499 $559
Laundry, pool, pets ok!
Open till 8pm and weekends -
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
115 STEPS FROM CAMPUS!!I
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
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 Turlingtqp Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UF
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc: 378-1387
-1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $650/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft ** $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 0 376-2507
3BR/4BR LIKE A HOUSE **
Huge townhouse, fireplace,
W/D hook-ups, patio,
New carpet & tile, fitness & basketball
high speed wireless internet
3BR/2.5BA only $850
4BR/3BA only $1099
Close to UF in SW
All the space you need only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
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
1 BR $699 2BR $839 3BR $999
$150 dep. Full size W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool. Filness Center!
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL
OSpacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
* 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
* 4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW 20th
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
AVAIL. AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house. Ceramic
tile floors, extra game room, fenced yard,
pet ok, washldry provided. 1330 NW 39th
St. 339-2342 for directions $1250/mo 4-
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2BR/1BA Downtown $515/mo
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Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118
1 BR LOFT APTS 650 & 750 sq. ft. Starting
at $450/mo. Quiet, wooded setting. FREE
monitored alarm system. 6400 SW 20th Ave.
Call 332-0720 3-31-32-2
*3 BLOCKS TO UF*
2BR/1 BA Duplex. Hardwood floors,
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*
DOWNTOWN 1 BR IBA,
CH/AC, water included, $415/rent
411 Sw 2nd Street #3
SCarl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Very clean condo 2BR/2.5BA, 5 min to
UF, 10 min to Shands, cent AC, DW, W/D,
cable, internet, pool, $800/mo Separate
leases ok. 352-472-9778, 305-299-3485,
Living it up!! Luxury stylell
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 LIFETIME! I!
3BR/3BA ONLY $365/PERSON
FREE cable w/HBO/SHOWTIME, Alarm
Gated* 24 hr gym* FREE Tanning* Close to
UF Leasing for NOW and FALL 377-2777
Live in luxury minutes from campus, Shands,
etc. Huge 1BR apt brand new -modern
kitchen, tile floors, double french doors look-
ing out on huge backyard $695/mo. Call 337-
3 BLOCKS FROM TIGERT HALL
2BR/1BA apts Cent A/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 352-3 :..44 -2,'41..2
*Sorority Row Area*
1940's vintage stone 26P.' 18- apt Eeuiiul
h3rdjo.-,d z .;:.r ~ mo -25 c 4-20
U I For Rent
*8 Blocks to UF*
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. Best deal in town.
Starting at $550.mo 375-8256 4-20-30-2
*Sorority Row Area*
Cute 2BR/1BA brick duplex behind Norman
Hall. $650/mo 375-8256 4-20-30-2
*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
W of 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-
HISTORIC HOUSES DOWNTOWN
1BRs & 2.5BRs. $275-700/mo
Progressive thinkers preferred. View at:
3BR/2BA close to campus. Avail Aug 1st,
new kitchen, centA/C, Ig fenced yard, $1075/
mo, drive by 3433 NW 1st Court. Call Marty
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 Now Blocks from UF Duplex,
2BR/1BA, fenced yard, $675/mo HOUSE
3BR/2BA, W/D, $1175/mo (Pets ok) Call
Carol @ 377-3852 4-20-31-2
*FALL* BIks from UF Houses 0
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 lst!. Call (office) 377-1071 or
(cell) 262-7174. ask for Brian 4-20-30-2
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
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
2BR/1BA apt mins from campus, Shands.
Spacious, repainted, new carpets & new ap-
pliances. Beautiful backyard. $950/mo: Call
Anthony 337-1330 4-11-22-2
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or Iv mssg 352-870-7256
WALK TO CLASS! 2BR 1BA -*
duplex, water included, $375/rent. Avail May!
407-1 NW 13th Terrace.
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WE HAVE UPN
Sun Bay Apts 376-6720
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18, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005
a, For Rent
S I| unfurnished J
3BR/2BA Haile Country Club House
2BR/1BA Haile Country Club House
2BR/1B,A Brandywine Condo
Call Charlene 665-4106 for appt. 3-31-12-2
Be near everything at The Oaksl
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 $856 mo & 3bdrm at $1200/mo
w/move-in special of up to 2 mo
FREE rental Call 333-8643 today! 4-12-20-2
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. Cell 222-
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 4-6-11-2
University Terrace West
4/4 Individual Leases
New Carpet & Paint
Furnished Living Area
W/D, Pool $395/mo
Uniton Properties 373-1578
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 1.5BA W/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
Vacation with US! Resort style living.
RTS BUS service @ your door!
2/2 or 4/4 ALL inclusive, hi-speed int.
HBOs, UTILITIES FREE maid serv.
Gated! Going fast. Call now 271-3131 4-
2BR IBA Apts $515-525/mo
5 Biks to UFI 840 Sq Ft 829 SW 5th Avenue,
St. CroixApts Central H &Air, incids wtr, swg,
pst ctrl, garbage. Call Merrill Management
Inc. 372-1494 4-7-14-2
** WALK TO UF
Leasing now for fall. Experience the luxury
of brand new fully equipped 1 & 2BR apts
& townhouses. Free hi-spd internet + wire-
less internet in courtyard. 2 blocks from UF
behind Norman Hall near Sorority Row area.
Contact 352-332-2097, email admin@taylors
quareapartments.com, web www.taylorsquar
LUXURY HOUSE Great location 3/2, Ig
master BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. 2 other
BRs share Ig BA. Rent incl all utils, W/D, fire-
place, custom kitchen & beautiful pvd pool
area. $485, 430, 375 or rent whole house
$1290.,'Call Karl 332-5030 4-4-10-2
** 2BR 2.5 BA **
Brighton Park, Beastiful end unit townhome,
W/D, DW, alarm, pool, -1200 sq ft
Many extras. Bus rt SW34 St
No smoking unit. Avail Aug $825 214-3820
ISABELLA PARK 1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2.5BA
townhome. W/D, DW, eat-in kitchen, SW
Archer'& 34th St. area. 336-7097. Grad/prof
preferred. Lease option. Furnish option.
~~r- ent_ 'For PRent- ...-.. ,i. -Subeases'--
unftiuriished J 1 uinfurnished. J- I J _
4 fireplaces, backyard w/deck
Call Pete @ 352-262-3574 3-31-5-2
-*WALK TO UF*
Historic home in great neighborhood. 3BR/
2BA, hd wd floors, tile, W/D, deck. Cute,
clean, no dogs. 1112 NW 4th Ave 871-8280.
Studio apt in vintage 1900's house w/loft,
wood floors, own kitchen & bath. No smok-
ing. No pets. Female preferred. 1 mile from
UF. Avail now. $550/mo utils incl. Call 338-
*10 BLOCKS TO UF*
Historic Victorian house. Quaint 1BR/1BA
apt. w/ wd flrs, fans, hi ceiling w/fans, AC/ht.
$450/mo 225 SW 3rd Ave. Pets ok! Call 376-
INDIVIDUAL LEASES AVAILABLE
NOW AND FALL SEASON
Convenient UF access
$325 to $575
Action Real Estate Services
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 4-1-
ROCKWOOD VILLAS avyail Aug 1, 2005.
3BR/3BA townhouse. Inci W/D, great bus rt
to UF. $1100/mo. Call Donna 352-339-3250
Apartments & Houses
Studio to 5BR+
Most within 2 miles of campus!
GREAT HOUSE 4 FALL
3BR/2BAAII new appliances
incl W/D, micro & DWI Huge
master br, enclosed porch & 2
car garage $1100/mo 727-514-7194 4-1-5-2
Brandywine large 2BR/2BA partially furn, sec
sys, NS, No pets $650/mo Lease required
386-330-5274, 352-373-3418 4-8-10-2
AUGUST RENT FREE
Bring your deposit by April 16
Large 2BR, Close to UF & SFCC
Short term leases Avail.
1902 SW 42nd Way
Fall rentals, walk to campus, 2BR/2BA
$500, sign lease now, move in Aug.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731-NW 6th St.
375-7104 ex 355 4-11-10-2
3BR/2BA HOUSE. Fenced backyard, -1900
sq ft, close to campus, hdwd flrs, W/D hk
ups. Available June 15th. $1300/mo. Call
LIVE STUDY PLAY
Luxury 3BR/3BA Townhomes
Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym,
Aerobics, W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms
The Laurels, 335-4455
LARGE 1BR APT Hardwood floors, ceiling-
fans, new appliances & upgrades. Beautiful
wooded lot. Close to shopping & UF. Water,
sewer included. $395/mo. Call 352-373-5295
DUCKPOND AREA HOUSE Avail Aug 1st.
Large, 4BR/2.5BA, W/D, hardwood floors,
fireplace, glassed in porch, util bldg, etc. Bike
to campus. $1400/mo, $350/per person. 1st,
last, dep. 352-466-0165 4-13-10-2
Three 4BR HOUSES & 1&2BR APTS.
Spacious, efficient homes biking distance
to campus. Remodeled, Ig fenced yards.
Lots of extras. Available now & fall. Call
for details. $475-1225/mo. 352-372-4768
3BR/1 BA avail April 1st. Convenient to UF,
SFCC. Nice yard, wood floors, W/D hook-
up. Short or long lease. 2053 NW-35th Ave.
$725/mo Call 318-8822 4-5-4-2
* Oakbrook near Arby's on SW 16th Ave.
2Br/1 BA spacious, porch./living room. $900$.
* Biven's Arm on 13th 1 BR/1 BA $600$
Call 386-365-7105 or 365-7822 email: un-
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
EMERGENCY SUMMER SUBLEASE
2BR/2.5BA townhouse 2 blocks to UF. May
-Aug $900/mo OBO 352-266-8475 4-1-18-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE at Gainesville Place
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA $480/mo. Price NEG.
Everything incl. Female only. Call 727-643-
Studio with CAPTIVATING VIEW!!!
5 min walk to UF/sorority row, bus, F room-
mate. Avail May-July. ALL utils inci. Furn,
ethernet, gym, pool. $400/mo 786-246-3049
$350/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE 1BR/1BA in
4BR/4BA fully furn apt in University Club. Inci
50" TV, hi-spd internet, cable w/HBO, W/D.
Call 561-703-3693. 4-1-15-3
5 min walk to Shands *
Country Gardens Apt
Now thru July
IBR/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
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. $350/mo. Contact
Karen email@example.com or 772-341-9415
4BR/2BA Avail 5/1 8/1. 1, 2, 3 or 4 BR @
$415/ea Unfum. 1 block from Criser. Please
call Ashley 772-201-6158 4-7-15-3
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
Now/Summer sublease 1/1 in 4/4 utilities +
wash/dry + ethernet + cable + full furnish +
pool view = DARN GREAT DEAL
ONLY $375/month 352-258-3542 3-31-10-3
***WALK TO CLASS996
1/1 in 2/1 house behind Norman Hall. Great
location and very cheap. Avail April 25. Call
1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2BA available immediately.
Pointe West Apts. $285/mo + 1/2 utils. Call
Summer sublease at University Club.
Spacious 1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA in 4BR/4BA
.apt. Avail May 1 Inc. util, W/D, ethernet, fur-
nished, cable. $389/mo. Call 352-262-0569
University Glades Sublease!! SUMMER:
May Aug $440/mo BR w/personal bath in 3/
3 apt. inci all ,util. Furniture avail. Call Stacey
Room for summer sublease A, B or C in a
beautiful new house: Room is spacious.
Huge backyard w/pool. Pets welcome. Rent
$450!! MUST seel! Everything included.
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA 2 story posh down-
town apt located in heart of G'ville nite life.
Lrg BR & walk-in closet. W/D Avail now thru
July. Free dep & $375 cash. Price neg. Call
REGENCY OAKS 2BR/2BA sublease. $665/
mo. For April, May, June & July. Call 352-
Available immediately. 1BR/1BA in 3BR
house. Close to campus. W/D, great room-
mates. $0 down, $340/mo, negotiable. Call
Tim 727-642-0136 4-1-5-3
Sun Key/Sun Island less than 1 mi to UF
1BD/1BA, $480/mth. Fully Furnished, water,
cable, internet included
Available April 30 1 July 31
Call 335-3649 4-1-10-3
2BR sublet avail anytime in April @ The
Exchange.Call Hillary @ 407-928-1315
**Call for move-in incentives!**
Posh downtown apt in heart of nightlife.
1BR/1BA, W/D, walk-in closet, loft, May
FREE + KEEP sec dep. You take June & July
for $400/mo HURRY before its too lafe! 305-
778-4856 4-5-10-3 -
1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2BA apt avail May 1st Aug
10th at Melrose Apts W/D, utils, ethernet +
cable inci in rent. Fully furn. Call Korinne at
I BR/1 BA LOFT TOWNHOUSE
May 1st thru July 31st. $550/mo: Pool, alarm, -
pets ok. Near UF, VA & Shands. 3 bus rts.
Call 352-262-8558 4-5-10-3'
1-4 BR avail.AII summer
Walk to campus, great pool
New furniture & carpet, $400/mo
includes all, Call 407-310-3957 4-6-11-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE from May 1 -Aug 10.
$299/mo, incl utils, cable, internet, water, pvt
BA, 12 x 10 room. MELROSE APT. 407-484-
Campus Lodge apts. POOLSIDE 1/1 in 2/2
other room vacant. May-Aug. w/option to re-
new. $450/mo furnished, all utils + internet,
W/D, Call 352-871-3117 3-31-7-3
Campus Lodge Apts. May rent free.
Everything included. i$415 mo From May
through August. Call 561-906-5040 4-6-10-3
HUGE ROOM FOR SUBLEASE 1BR in
4BR/2BA house in College Park. Huge walk-
in closet, wood floors, W/D, walk to campus,
furn common areas. Avail May-Aug $370/mo
739 NW 20th St. 352-219-4911 4-6-10-3
2 rooms available May 1-July 31 in 4/2 house
close to law school. $350/mo (plus utils)
OBO. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-
510-4063 or 352-328-4633 4-7-10-3
Summer sublease 1 BR in 3BR house on NW
36th St. W/D, wood floors, w or w/out furn.
Avail May 30th. $325/mo + utils..Call 352-
2BR/2BA 1100 sq ft Arbor Park. Close to.UF.
$545/mo. $150 moves you in. Pet friendly! 2
WEEKS FREE!. Immediate availablility. Call
Aaron 262-2979 3-31-5-3
1BR/1BA RIGHT ACROSS FROM UF.
Available May 1st w/option to renew. $469/
mo. Call 813-624-2946 3-31-5-3
Rent May-Aug $469/mo price NEG.'Pool
view, utils incl, female, 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA.
Call 352-262-7887 4-1-6-3
Summer sublease available WINDSOR
HALL 2 blocks from campus. 1BR suite $600
utils incl. Laundry room, swimming pool, ca-
ble, ethernet. Call 516-650-4037 5-24-24-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE AT GAINESVILLE
PLACE. $465/mo rent, fully furnished, eth-
ernet, utilities, cable included. 1-3BR/BA
available in a 4BR/4BA. Females only. Call
1BR in 4BR apt @ Gainesville Place, upper
floor, W/D, pool, weight room, Close to bus
stop. Very nice. 352-317-2081 3-31-5-3
Summer sublease Hidden Lake Apt. Large
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. $350/mo. Everything
incl. Furn optional. Pets ok. Call 786-271-
May-Aug. Gainesville Place apt. Gated
community 1/1 in 3/3. Clean, easygoing
female roommates. Fully furnished. W/D.
All inclusive. VERY NEGOTIABLE 305-
785-6373, 352-373-9912 4-4-7-3
$375/mo 1 BR w/STUDY/1 BA APT
Sublet now July 31st opt to renew. Credit
check required. No deposit. Located Bevel
Apts. Call 256-0501 4-1-5-3
1 minute walk to campus 1BR in 4BR town-
house Courtyards Apt. fully fum, May 1-Aug,
$399 inci utils. Keep $300 sec dep. Call 407-
Luxurious two-story poolside apt. 3BR/3BA,
W/D, free tanning spa & gym, no parking
decals $1,114/month plus utilities. Leave a
message @ 262-8341 4-6-8-3
Summer sublease avail 5/6-7/31. 2BR/1BA,
$450/mo, furn/unfurn, free cable/hs internet,
walk to UF, live alone or w/someone. Call
Stephanie 804-512-3913 4-8-10-3
+ 1/2 utils. 850-294-8020. 1 room in 2/2.
1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA $374/mo, pvt BA, W/D,
furn, all utils incl, ethernet, cable, lease from
May-Aug, 1st mo 1/2 off. Great Deal! Call
Oakbrook Walk sublease May 1st 31st
2005 for male: full furn, poolside BR/BA in
2/2 w/huge kitchen and living room, W/D, incl
util, cable/highspeed, $250, email@example.com
Summer sublease. 1BR/1BA in 5BR/5BA,
large 2-story house 5 min walk to campus.
All utils & internet cable incl. Price negotiable.
May thru Aug 954-292-0875 4-1-5-3
2 bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment, partially fur-
nished, utilities not incl, pets welcome. $639
a month.Colonial Oaks SW 21st Pl. Please
call Annie 352-514-4216 4-1-5-3
Available from Commercial News Providers"
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 19
Walk 2 class. Summer Sub. Huge 1BR/1BA,
pool, W/D, walk-in closet, cable internet @
Museum Walk. $300 price neg. Call 941-238-
$254/mo, SUMMER SUBLEASE + 1/3 utils,
in 3BR/2BA, Aspen Ridge Apt. Please call
$240/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE
+ 1/3 UTIL
3BR/2BA Boardwalk Apt.
Call PK 954-682-5979
or call 904-705-1689 4-1-4-3
Roommate needed for summer sublease.
Located close to UF. Rent is $375 a month,-
one bathroom and furnished living room. If
interested call 904-608-5095 and take tour.
1st MONTH FREE!!!
1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA apt. May July
Option to rent in fall.
$430 utilities included
Call Kate 904-654-6464 4-4-5-3
Lexington May-Aug. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA.
Male or Female. All util, furn, cable, ethernet,
2 bus rts. $380/m6. Call 352-271-1479 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 3-31-3-3
AMAZING Summer Sublease 2BR/2BA in
4BR/4BA. Rent $400/mo EVERYTHING
included. Price Negotiable! Campus Lodge
Apts. Call 407-492-2574 4-4-5-3
Reduced $450 @ The Exchange
Furnished 1BR/J BA in 2/2
Kitchen, living room, porch, W/D,
Female please. 772-473-0560. 4-5-5-3
1BR/1BA in a 4BR/4BA apt, utils, cable, W/
D, dishwasher, FURNISHED. $400/mo OBO.
Availabel 5/1 727-656-8207 4-19-15-3
Apt for summer A & B. Sublease 1 BR in 4BR/
2BA furn University Glades- apt. $350/mo all
utils incl. (originally $435) M/F for all female
apt. Call 386-212-9042 4-5-5-3
CAMPUS LODGE Nicest apt @ UF. 2BR/
2BA all utils, fully furn, May to Aug. Very
clean. Gated community, screened patio.
Quiet. Call 372-3788&4-5-5-3
Females only summer A, B, or C, 1 room
furnished, right across from campus! Jamie
SUMMER SUBLEASE 2 rooms avail May
1st in a 4BR/2BA house. Rent $355/mo + 1/4
utils. W/D, cable modem internet, 2 blocks
from campus. Call 352-213-3112 4-20-16-3
May thru Aug sublease at The Exchange.
2BR/2BA in 4BR/4BA. 1BR $469/mo; other
BR $489/mo. Everything incl. Rent w/a friend
or 1 room by yourself. Call 352-514-1871
1BR/1BA, 2BR/2BA, or 3BR/3BA avail fully
furn & all utils incl. .$465/mo indiv leases.
May thru Aug. Aug rent FREE. Price neeg.
Busses 9 & 34. Call 904-424-2834 4-5-5-3
Homestead Apt Sublease
Now thru July 31st, renewal optional. 2 BR/2
BA W/D hook-up, pool, gym, bus stops,
laundromat, pets ok $679.mo Please call
378-2699 or 317-4507 4-5-5-3
Sublease SPYGLASS apt May to July 31.
1 BR/1 BA in 2 BR/2 BA apt. $450/mo OBO
everything incl. Fun roommate. Call Katie S.
CAMPUS LODGE 2-3 BRs, pvt bathrooms,
vaulted ceiling. Fully furn. Everything
incl. free maid service, hi speed internet
$514/mo each. Call 352-514-7773 4-5-5-3
Campus Lodge 1 BR/1 BA in 3 BR apt. All
utils, internet, cable, W/D,' furn. included.
$390 OBO 352-870-91-11 4-5-5-3
Summer sublease avail. 3 blocks to campus.
Fabulous location! 1 BR in'2 BR/1 BA. $260/
mo + 1/2 utils. Call 813-368-6801 or email
$400/mo NEGOTIABLE. The Landings 11 FT
x 14 FT bedroom: Everything included. Free
tanning, sports courts, poolhouse, Summer.
Furniture available. 954-290-8087 4-12-10-3
1BR avail in 2BR townhouse in Miill Run
for summer. $299/mo + utils. W/D, fully fur-
nished. Pets allowed. 262-2814,4-5-5-3
Summer Sublease @
Furnished 1BR/1BA in 3BR townhouse w/
pool, gym, tanning-bed from May 1 July 31. -
$470/mo all incl. UF 10 min bus. ContactAna
305-968-9092 or at email@example.com
Big Beautiful Historic apt. 1BR/1BA available
now in SE historic district. Water and mainte-
nance incl. $460/mo OBO. Call 262-1484 for
Lexington May thru Aug sublease 1BR/BA in
4BR/BA. Includes util, furn,-pool, appliances,
bus rt. $900 whole summer. Call Jose 561-
317-5603, firstname.lastname@example.org 4-13-10-3
THE EXCHANGE 1/1 in 2/2 May, June, July.
$325/mo incl util, cable i-net, W/D, male,
furn, gated, bus rt. Call Hank 904-556-6149
or 904-491-4574 (Steve) 4-20-15-3
Female sublease at Courtyards. 1 bed-
room in 4/2 townhouse on 13th. All furn
& util included; $399/mo negotiable.
Sec dep & 1st mo rent free, 514-6408 or
Sublease @ The Exchange 1BR/1BA in
3BR/3BA, fully furn, utils incl. $350/mo, avail
May-Aug, -call Will 786-247-1177 4-6-5-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE at University Club.
1BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA apt. $360/mo, incl utils,
bable, ethernet, furn, W/D & more. Call 786-
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA for May-July 31st.
W/D, full bed, biggest BR in apt. $325/mo.
Two bus routes, 12 and 35, quiet roommates,
University Terrace. Call Ken @ 239-246-
10 SECOND WALK TO UF
Looking Glass Apts. Summer sublease $450/
mo negotiable. Drew 561-339-1219 4-6-5-3
Summer Sublease 1BR -in 3BR/2.5BA-
Greenwich Green Apts. $350/mo + 1/3 util..
SAvail. 5/1-7/31. Call 407-383-0843 4-6-5-3
AUGUST RENT FREE
$300/mo +- util, W/D, cable, balcony, vaulted
ceiling. From May to Aug, female room-
mate wanted. Contact. 305-766-1257 or
SUMMER SUBLEASE @ THE EXCHANGE
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BR NO DEPOSIT, RENT
NEGOTIABLE. Furn, everything incl. Other
2 rooms also avail. Great location. Call Amy
@ 352-494-2832, email@example.com 4-7-6-3
Designated drivers are the greatest
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Resposible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv mes-
sage. Private Owner 4-20-71-4
Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
UF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/mo.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
M/F NS Grad student/professional wanted to
rent furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5 mi
to Shands. Kitchen, LR, laundry $425+ utils
336-5450 or 954-646-1341 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 3-31-30-4
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 4-6-30-4
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
2BR/1BA SW 5th Ave by Credit Union/
Norman Hall/hospital/buses for city/UF.
Laurdry/AC/furniture/c-fans. $300 + half
util. Quiet/considerate F/M? Call 337-9746
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! $375/mo per rm,
utilities & broadband pd, bus to campus! Call
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-
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 4-11-22-4
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
**4 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS**
Large house w/pool, wood floors, big rooms.
2BRs available Aug 1st. Wireless. $450/mo
.+ utils ea. Corey 904-234-5214 or 352-373-"
Roommate wanted for a 3BR/2BA house
1.5 miles from.campus. $430/mo everything
included: Call Amy 352-219-5780 4-4-10-4
1 BR w/pvt BA at Countryside. Prefer female,
$425/mo to begin Aug 1st. Includes internet
& utilities. 561-512-7733 or 561-575-3821
TWO MORE MALES to share large 4/2 w/2
other males. Completely remodeled apt w/2
living rooms, wet bar, W/D incl, back yard
w/table. $265 plus security. Call Karl 332-
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. $347/mo +-1/2 utils. No lease. Call
Evan 335-9714 4-1-7-4.
1 Room in 3BR/2BA condo. Avail May 1 for
summer & possibly fall. Prefer F, NS. $350/
mo + share utils. W/D incl. Common areas
furn. Marchwood Condos Good location
close to UF 813-973-5058 or 352-337-1534
Unfurn BR for rent in brand new, spacious
condo w/2 female UF students. NW 55tht
St. Call Lisa for details @ 352-514-1763
ATTENTION! Female roommate needed for
1BR/1 BA in a condo. $400/mo utils incl. Must
be responsible, neat & clean. Avail nowl. Call
Mabgene @ 561-827-4970 3-31-5-4
5 BLOCKS TO UF
Own BR/BA in 2BR townhouse. $375/mo +
1/2 utils. W/D. Hi-spd internet, M or F. Avail
May 1st. 305-962-6102 3-31-5-4
ROOMMATE WANTED for 3BR/2.5BA town-
house north of Thornebrook shopping center
on 39th Ave. $75/wk incl utils, hi spd i-net,
pool & tennis. Under age 25 please. 352-
363-0143, 363-0144, 338-2892 3-31-5-4
Female roommate for 4BR/4BA Countryside
Apt. Rent $415/mo uilts incl. Wireless inernet
option. Apt avail Aug 1st. 305-393-0081 or
Quiet non-smoking college age roommate
wanted for May 05 to 06. Rent $370 per
month plus utils. Call local 352-376-4250 or
call cell 904-994-6764 3-31-5-4
2 ROOMS AVAILABLE PVT BA $425/mo incl
all utils, on major bus rt, quiet, comfortable,
a place to call home. Call 352-284-2810 tor
more info. 4-8-10-4
Quiet F, N/S, grad/upperclass wanted for
2BR/2BA @ Oak Forest Apts. Only 7 mins to
campus!!! $330 + 1/2 utilities. Call Devina at
at 954-336-0651 after 7pm.) 4-1-5-4
Females for 1-2 BR in 3/2 house 3 blocks to
UF, Shands, VA. Pets ok, furn opt, Reg $375,
avail now $275 + utils & dep. Jen 466-4853
1 Room avail in spacious 3/2 house w/ new
furn, new appliances, wireless internet, etc.
Quiet neighborhood. Perfect location. $400/
mo + 1/3 utils. Call Kace for details 941-
224-7168 or e-mail kace email@example.com
2M ;roommates needed for 3BR Millpond
twnhs fully furn; king beds, hi spd net,
cable, W/D, pool, near UF, on UF bus-rt,
$450 & 1/3 util, Chris 407-340-8585 or email
Two female roommates wanted for a 3/2
house near 34th and Univ. $345 a month
plus utilities. Call Katie at 514-5985 for more
info. House has big yard and large deck.
**BR 4 $250/mo. 3 avail. Cent A/C, wood
floor, small yard, cable ready in 3BR/2BA
WALK TO CLASS!! Porch & shed, 2 park-
ing spots, 102 NW 7th Terr. Furnm'opt 4 free
$350/mo + 1/3 utils. 2BR/2BA avail in 3BR/
3BA townhouse. Wood floors, washer/dryer,
high-speed internet. Call Colleen 954-857-
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2 Female Roommates in 4/2 house in quiet
NW neighborhood large yard, sunroom.
NS/drug. Must be clean and responsible
$400 + 1/4 util. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Female roommate wanted. Prof, coilleg'e
student, NS, no pets. 2BR/1BA $.380/mo
W/D, incl. Close to UF & Duckpond. Ask for
Michelle 813-997-6600 4-12-10-4
Female dental student looking for roommate
in a 2/2 house in SW Gainesville. Clean,
cozy, furn house with all amenities. $450/mo
incl everything. Call for more details 352-
2 females looking for a 3rd in a beautiful
3BR/3BA condo located in prime residential
area. 15 min from UF. Close to park-n-ride.
Large kitchen & living room, patio, internet,
cable TV & W/D, community pool. $450/mo
NS, mature, responsible, upper classman or
grad student for own room & bath in large
quiet home only 8 blocks north of campus.
Rent incl all utils, W/D, wireless & cable.
$500/mo 727-433-0229 4-5-5-4
Large 2/1 apartment on 13th next to Norman
Hall. $320/m6 plus 1/2 utilities, lease from
July July. Female preferred, cool person
required. 514-6408 or email@example.com
Looking for roommate to rent master BR in
nice clean relaxed environment. New wood
floors & appliances, no move-in or applica-
tion fees. $350 + 1/3 utils. Call Ryan 850-
Loft BR $250/mo big old house in NW.
Remodeled, hardwood firs, new kitchen &
baths, great yard, close to UF. Great room-
mates, DSL, good parking. Stephanie 371-
Female roomniate needed for NW 39th Ave
home. $475/mo, all utilities incl, internet, fully
furnished, private BR, W/D. Avail. ASAP 870-
Roommate needed for 1BR/1BA in 2BR/
2.5BA condo on SW 20th Ave.* Summer
sublease or full year lease, $315/$385/mo.
Female-only, NS. Call Katherine 262-9588
a Real Estate
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land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
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The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
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ELEGANT BOHEMIAN STYLE. Interior fea-
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$73,800 352-222-2942 photos.yahoo.com/
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 4-5-15-5
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FOR SALE OR RENT TO OWN GET
READY FOR SUMMER -ADORABLE LAKE.
HOUSE on spring-fed pvt lake in Keystone
Hgts. 2/2, large lot. Avail now. $129,950. Call
Lease-to-own or owner financing. 3BR/
2.5BA, 2091 sq ft. 3.86 acres,. block &
stucco, fireplace, $2150/mo + down. Owner
licensed realtor Michael Quinones 376-2433
01 Furnishings .
BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil-
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new,
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372-
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New,.unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 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 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
BedsOFull mattress. & boxspring sets
$49*Qn sets $89OSingle sets $39OKing
sets $990From estate sale: Safe' pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Washer & Dryer 1 yr lease $300,
1 semester $160. Call 332-0602 or 318-
Dresser $35, queen sz bed $60, sofa $60,
19" color TV $40, dorm fridge sm $40, VHS
movie camera $65, lawnmower $60, electric
mower $60, musical cuckoo clock $65. Call
4-PIECE BEDROOM SET
Includes: bed, dresser w/attached mirror,
nightstand armoire. Sacrifice at $325 OBO.
419-799-9181 Eric 4-1-3-6
* | Computers
$10! TV'S, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES!
Police Seized! From $101 Info: 800-749-
8128 ext M974 4-20-31-8
Audiobahn system includes 2200 watt amp,
2-12 inch flame subs, 1-farad capacitor and
extra battery. Call Jared at 954-257-4048 or
352-373-4581 getting new car. 3-31-5-8
ll For Sale
Come see what's new! GCM thrift shops
downtown 238 SW 4th Ave, NW 5001 NW
34th St. Get more bang for your $! New items
daily Mon Sat 378-3654 4-20-43-10
NEW COURIER BAG BY COLUMBIA
SPORTS, black, $40. Call Richard 374-
f l1 Bicycles l Motorcycles. Mopeds)
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE.
Many to choose from
* Best Prices in Towni
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9
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Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hasseJs. $10 Gator Discount.
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Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
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"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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- networks, wireless, virus
- we BEAT all prices!
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PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional cooking utensils.
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** SCOOTERS **
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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
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Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
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2003 BUELL BLAST
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$2795. Call 352-256-8527 4-1-15-11
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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 21
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** CASH PAID FOR MOTORCYCLES **
SCOOTERS, DIRT BIKES in ANY condition,
Running or Not, Titles orNot.
PROMPT PICK UP. Call ANYTIME
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Scooters from $599. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
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*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-79874-20-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars.
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
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For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
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'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
'90Acura Legend $999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
'90 Chevy Lumina Van $1499
'93 Chevy Blazer $1499
'90 Ford F-150 $2499
'93 Chrysler New Yorker $1999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas, etc. For listings
88 Mazda 323
$590 Call 352-871-1149 3-31-8-12
On-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays, only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
Needed: Musicians, Media Talents, Multi-
media, Video, Graphics, Lead Guiter, Drums,
Keyboards, Rhythm, Fiddle, Horns & others.
for Christian ministry.
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2003 Chevy Cavalier LS 15,000 mi $7750.
2001 Chevy Cavalier 5.000 mi $5500.
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FOR SALE 3 TOYOTA VANS
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7867 or 372-5237 4-1-5-12
95 CHEVY BLAZER LS 2 door, all power,
black, 132k miles, maintenance records,
new CD/radio, radiator & belt. $1200/OBO.
Call Donna after 5:30 M-F, 8-5 S&S. 352-
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All you need is a reliable car & a very positive
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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 4-8-55-14
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-
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Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to reaise 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
* Co-Ed Camp
* Seven Weeks
* Room and Board Included
GET PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23.. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext.
250 or 352-669-9443 ext 250.4-20-58-14
SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for personable, responsible, enthu-
siastic, fun people. Customer service exp
helpful. For more info call David 379-3663
GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
* Earn $15-$125 and more per survey!
Web developer wanted. HTML, CSS,
motivated. 1 year minimum, portfolio a
must, graphic skills preferred. Contact
Flash programmer wanted. Animation action-
script, graphic experience, portfolio a must,
1 year minimum. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save-a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever Dave.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.:
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
Web Programmer asp, asp.net, vb script,
c#, SQL knowledge. E-mail resume to
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 4-12-20-14
Earn up to $117,500 in'bonuses in 2005!
Must have positive attitude and be success
driven. Call 1-877-656-3344 for appt. 3-31-
College Credit Possible $672/wk
888-362-2635 ext 251 for more info. 4-20-
SAT/ACT tutor to help develop on-line
study program. Contact 352-375-0772 Ext
122 or forward resume to email@example.com
WANTED: PT barn help in exchange for liv-
ing accommodations. Exp needed. Micanopy
area. Silber IRidge Stables 352-361-1454
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY!
Park Place Car Wash looking for hard
workers all positions. Cashiers (full day
availability) & line workers. (am 8:30-1 &
pm 12-6 shifts avail) 15-40hrs your choice.
Great work environment. Apply: 7404 NW
4th Blvd. By Home Depot. No phone calls
22, ALLIGATORE THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005
~1r~e~p~ted.Help5 WatdHelpr~nted -HI JepWanted'.1 1 Wa tedl
$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes. FT/PT.
No experience necessary. For more info call
CAMP COUNSELORS Gain valuable
experience while having the summer of a
lifetime. Counselors, needed for Outdoor
Adventure, Arts, Aquatics & more in the
Pocono Mtns of Pennsylvania. Apply on line
@ www.pineforestcamp.com 4-20-26-14
EBAY POWER SELLER WANTED
8 hrs daily. $1000-$2000/mo. Resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Need perfect
ebay selling experience. 514-7773 4-5-15-
Customer Service rep wanted.
MS Office Experience required.
Permanent Full-Time Position.
Contact: Jackson Industries,
4001 Newberry Rd, E4, Gvl.or
02BKIDS searching for dance team, gym-
nastic & pre-school teachers leads w/CDA,
as well as housekeepers for all locations. FT/
PT positions avail. Apply within. 4-6-15-14
BABYSITTERS & NANNIES NEEDED.
Set your own pay & schedule. Visit
Art, Art Ed, Graphics, Arch
Hand-lettering, Pt a few hrs/wk. Close to UF.
Short resume $6.50/hr starts summer term.
Reply P.O Box 286 Gainesville, FL 32602
Spend your summer making a difference in
the lives of underprivileged boys and girls
ages 10-15. Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
Camping Services is hiring full-time and
temporary staff for summer camp and mo-
bile day camp programs. Activities. include
canoeing, arts & crafts, bikes, horseback rid-
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
Girl Scout Camp hiring counselors, life-
guards, riarses, boating instructor, arts/crafts
director, equestrian staff. Min age 18. Salary
- meals & housing. 8 wks, 5/30 7/23.
Call 800-347-2688 or email
email@example.com. EOE 4-18-
TOP BOYS SPORTS CAMP IN MAINE!
PLAY & COACH SPORTS HAVE
FUN MAKE $$$ CAMP COUNSELOR
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN OVER 15
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES FOR SUMMER
2005. CHECK IT OUT AND APPLY ONLINE
Groundskeepers FT, PT
Custodial duties/Apt Maint
Transportation req. DFWP EEO
220 N Main 375-2152 x301 4-20-22-14
Leasing Consultant, FT, PT
Cust. Serv. Exp. DFWP EEO
220 N. Main 375-2152 x301 4-20-22-14
Runner for law firm
Experienced only, must own vehicle, PT,
M-F, 12 5:30, fax resume to 352-376-4645
I will pay well for your time to help student.
taking accounting at SFCC thru April. Must
have taken "managerial acting" or have a
degree in accounting. Fax 352-335-8566, or
Camp Counselors Needed at Camp Wekiva
in Wekiva Springs State Park, Apapka FL
A residential, Environmental Camp. Boys
June 7-25, Girls June 25-July 23 Contact
Sky Nite Club Gainesville's #1 night club
5 years in a row is hiring employees for
bartenders, beertub, security, cashiers &
promoters. If you are out-going & want to
work in a fun environment, please send
picture & resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sky Nite Club is looking for students that are
seeking internships in advertising & mar-
keting. Gain valuable experience interning
w/Gainesvill's #1 night club. Send a resume
to email@example.com 4-8 13-14
5 STAR PIZZA is now hiring
delivery drivers Great pay, flexible hrs.
Closing drivers average over $100 per shift.'
Apply in person at 600 NW 75th St. 352-333-
Experience the Best
Dancers Needed. 335-3875 4-12-15-14
PT CLEANING SERVICE
Great for college sutdents. Flexible Hours
Excellent pay. No exp nec. 378-8252 4-4-
Hiring KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2 &
4 pm, Mon Fri, CALICO JACKS 3501 SW
2nd Ave. Creekside Mall. 4-6-10-14
RGIS Inventory Specialists
seeking part-time auditors
Starting wage $8.00 per hour
Apply at RGISINV.com 4-20-20-14
TENNIS STAFF NEEDED
The 29th Annual GATOR TENNIS CAMP
is now hiring good tennis players for the
four weeks in June. Only quality players
need apply. Excellent Pay, working
approx. 9 hours per day. Camp is held
on UF Campus, using Ring Complex and
the Flavet Courts. If interested, please
call M.B. Chafin, Camp Director, at
392-3538, or in the evenings 376-8030."
If no answer, please leave message. 4-6-
PT/FT LANDSCAPERS WANTED
Valid driver's license a must. 352-222-1904
Parttime, for toddler. Reliable. Experience
desired. Hours negotiable. Living accomo-
dations possible. Call Rebecca 372-0588
APARTMENT HUNTERS hiring energetic,
customer-service oriented people. Flexible
scheduling, some nights & weekends. Apply
@ 1310 W. University Ave. 4-8-11-14
PART TIME WORK
30 OPENINGS! I
Great pay! Flex schedules. Sales/svc. all
ages' 18+. Conditions Apply 335-1422.
COLD STONE CREAMERY will -soon
audition happy, energetic Scoopers for its
Newberry Road and Archer Road stores.
Earn $8+ while having fun! Positions be-
gin early April. Choose 'either Gainesville
location when you apply on our web site.
Visit: coldstonecreamery.com, then go to
Creamery and choose Job Center (ap-
plications only; include email address. NO
RESUMES.). Nights and weekends a must.
18+ only. 4-1-6-14
Excellent starting pay. Work around classes.
Resume builder. Start immed. All agses 18+.
Cond apply. Call now! 335-1422 4-1-6-14
HORSEBACK RIDING INSTRUCTOR
needed for resident coed children's camp
in Blue Ridge Mountains of eastern West
Virginia. 90 Miles west of Washington,
DC for more info visit our website
www.camptalltimbers.com or call 800-862-
DominosGraphics.com is looking for a
motivated individual to help manage local
advertising for Gator Domino's Pizza as well
as national Domino's Pizza clients. Great
resume and portfolio builder with plenty of
hands-on experience. Part time, full time
and long term employment possibilities for
the right individual. Send pdf resume to
The Phonetic laboratory in the Program in
Linguistics is looking for people to partici-
pate in a listening experiment You can earn
$10/hour by particiapting in a study of the
perception of speech sounds from foreign
If you are interested in participating, please
.contact Jenna Silver firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you speak Hindi?
The Phonetics Laboratory in the Program in
Linguistics is looking for people who grew
up in India and speak Hindi fluently. You can
earn $15/hour by participating in a study of
the perception of speech sounds from for-
If you are interested in participating, please
contact Jenna Silver email@example.com
MOTIVATED OUTSIDE SALES REP for a
medical A/R company. Experience preferred.
Fax resume: 352-379-1485 4-1-5-14
Local Web Development Firm with fun,
team-based enthusiastic environment
seeks summer interns for project manage-
ment and sales depts. Email resume to
READ MAIL FOR PAY also other work
available $938 per week possible. Weekly
pay checks, work.in your spare time. No
exp necessary. www.mailworkcenter.com
Hiring full time and part time caterers & driv-
ers. Positive, fun, work environment with
flexible hours. Skills include great attitude,
affinity for fast-paced work environment,
and enthusiasm for customer service. Apply
in person at Celebrations Catering, 904 N.
Main St. 4-8-20-14
Celebrations Cafe N Main & 23rd Ave hiring
all positions. Exp a must. Lunch only. Apply
in person 8-10, 2-4. 4-1-5-14 '
Local non-profit USDA accredited certifica-
tion agency seeks PT livestock, crop or
food science specialist. Call 377-6345. Send
resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 377-
PT OFFICE HELP. Good driving record,
experience w/Autocad, Excel, Word helpful.
$7.50/hr to start. Call Wells at 219-1183 or
email email@example.com or 352-371-
HOSTESS Apply-in person at the Sovereign
Restaurant service entrance 12 SE 2nd Ave.
After 2pm. 3-31-2-14
BARTENDERS, HOSTS, SERVERS.
Experienced & friendly. Apply in person
between 2 & 5pm. NAPOLATANOS 606 NW
Call center needs telephone agents for all
shifts 24 hours. 1830 NE 2nd St. Apply in
Servers, all shifts, dining rm/banquets. Flex
HRS, excellent compensation. Apply 2-5pm,
Tues-Sat, Gainesville Country Club, 7300
SW 35th Way. 4-4-5-14
Green Sparrow Chinese Restaurant now
hiring: Cooks (Chinese specialty), Kitchen
Helpers, Cashiers, Servers, Delivery
Drivers. Apply in person 4-5pm. 871-5771
www. green-sparrow.com 4-4-5-14
The City of Gainesville's
Recreation & parks
Department is looking for
summer camp counselors,
lifeguards, swim instructors
and pool attendants. Please
apply online at
Gainesville Country Club
Housekeeping position PT Mon-Fri'7:00 am
to 1:00 pm. Lunch provided. Call Greg at
317-5602 DFWP 4-4-5-14
The YMCA is now hiring enthusiastic staff
members to fill positions in the following
areas: Afterschool counselors, summer
camp counselors, sports camp counselors,
gymnastics instructors, program directors,
group cycling instructors, customer service
personnel, weekend activities staff, dance
instructors/director, lifeguards/swim instruc-
tors, soccer referees, bus drivers and more.
Hiring at-multiple locations.throughout North
Central Florida. Apply in person at 5201 NW
34th St. Gainesville, FIl 32605. Interviews
begin immediately, so apply today! 4-11-
Part time help wanted to care for & ferry 2
kids (10/12) after school. Must have clean
driver's license. Call & leave message. 336-
Q 1905 t
Great Summer Jobs
$11.01-$14.75 per hour. Experience working
with special needs, problem behaviors, and
assist in staff training.
Must be 18 years old
$8.29 $928 per hour. -High school diploma/
GED; Lead games, sports, crafts, field trips.
Looking for a responsible, fun, and high en-
$8.29 $9.28 per hour. Minimum age 16 with
current lifeguarding, adult/infant/child CPR
and First Aid certifications. Duties: Patrol
pool area, may teach swimming lessons, and
cashier duties. Extra pay for WSI.
GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKER
$9.50 per hour. Experience in grounds main-
tenance work preferred: Duties: All aspects
of grounds maintenance work.
Contact: City of Largo, 201 Highland
Avenue, Largo, FL; 727-687-6716; or
www.largo.com. Closeing Date: Open
Until Filled EOE/M/F/DN-VP SMOKE-
LOVE TO SHOP?
Mystery Shoppers needed immediately in
your local area. Flexible hours,
complete training. Internet access required.
MYSTERY SHOPPERS NEEDED!
Earn While Your Shop!
Call Now Toll Free
1-888-255-6040 Ext 13400 3-31-1-14
Now accepting applications for Resident
Asssitant and apprentice Resicent
Assistant positions for the SUMMER 2005
Semester. Applications are avaiabe from
Kathy Smith in the Department of Houseing
and REsidence Ecuctaion Office, and are
doe by 4:00pm on Monday, April 18, 2005.
For further information contact Kathy Smith
at 392-2171 ext 10139. 4-18-14-14
THE VILLAGE MARKET GOURMET
FOODS & COFFEE SHOP. PT help needed
15-25 hrs. All shifts available. Call for direc-
tions only. 380-0111 4-5-5-14
Experience a plus. Enthusiastic, energetic.
PT position, avail at University Commons.
Apply in person or call 377-6700 4-12-10-14
$7.50/hr. No experience necessary.
Chesapeake Bagel. 4113 NW 16th Blvd.
for Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse. PT
from 1-4pm. Apply in person 1624 SW 13th
Comfort Inn West is now hiring part time front
desk clerks. Flexible scheduling, great work
environment. Please apply in person. 3440
SW40th Blvd. 4-5-5-14
UF student needed for home improvement
projects for Saturdays only. Must have
own transportation. Carpentry/building exp
helpful. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
YMCA overnight camp seeks dependable
fun-loving staff. Must enjoy working w/
children & able to live on-site. Call 352-466-
3587 for more info. 4-12-10-14
-The Florida Book Store is currently hir-
ing temporary cashiering help for Spring
Textbook Buyback and the first of Summer
A/C Classes. Applicants with previous ca-
shiering and customer service experience
are preferred. This position requires avail-
ability during the following times: Monday,
April 11th through Friday April 15th for train-
ing; Saturday, April 16th through Sunday,
May 1st for textbook buyback and Saturday,
May 7th through Sunday, May 15th for the
first week of Summer A/C Classes. Apply in
person at 1614 W. University Avenue, com-
plete an application and ask for Carolynne
between the hours 2pm-5pm Monday
through Friday. Please do not drop off ap-
plications during times not specified includ-
ing weekends.Equal Opponuniry Employer
Receptionist Position: Corner Drug Store,
Inc. is looking for.a part time Receptionist.
Decent pay, flexible hours, great people!
Good opportunity for full and part time stu-
dents. Please submit resumes to Lanard
Perry at: email@example.com
if interested. No phone calls please. 4-4-
on 43rd St now hiring ALL POSITIONS-ALL
SHIFTS..Please contact.Boris 376-8700
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 20050 ALLIGATOR, 23
IN Help Wanted I
AmeriCorps: Make a Difference! Volunteers
urgently needed to tutor reading to children in
grades K-3 in Alachua schools. We train you.
Serve 2 or more hours per week. Needed for
summer school (June) also. Choose your
hours from 8:00 to 5:00. Contact Jasmine at
AmeriCorpsVolunteers@yahoo.com or call
for 3. children 1:30 to 4:30, Mon thru Fri.
Transportation needed. firstname.lastname@example.org
LEASING AGENT PT for luxury apartments,
will train, must be friendly, energetic. Some
weekends required. Tivoli Apartments 379-
PT RETAIL SALES HELP NEEDED at
LLOYD BAILEY SCUBA& WATER SPORTS.
Must be an experienced, certified SCUBA
diver. Responsible & clean-cut. Please call
Close To UF, Convenient
533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 4-20-67-15
** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving.
One item or a housefull. FL Reg # IM19
Call Now! (352)374-4791 800-797-6766.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
HORSE BOARDING peaceful spacious
30 acres ring-arena round pens expe-
rienced help 12x12 stalls 1-352-472-2627.
Owner on premisis 35+ yrs exp. Lessons
Come ride with us! Great Farm
Awesome Horses & Top Notch Instruction.
Hunters & Natural Horsemanship.
TRAFFIC SCHOOL ONLINE
Take Points, Off Your Driver's License
And Dismiss Traffic Tickets
With Online Driver Improvement Courses
Whipoorwill Farm: Stall and/or pasture board.
10 min W of UF off Archer Rd. CBS Barn
12x12 stalls on 27 shaded acres. Lighted
arena, round pen, trails, tackroom. Owner on
premises. 376-8792 4-20-71-15
SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM
Quality Boarding Lessons/English *
Parties Alachua County's oldest & finest
horse farm 466-4060 4-20-71-15
Classes & Workshops
WRITING AID AND TYPING
I can help you to complete your pa-
per. Learn to write. Outline, Research,
Grammar, Coherency, Typing 374-7038
in the Nation
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SWrile or call today for
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TERM PAPER HELP: Frustrated? Need
Assistance? Help with research and
writing? TOLL FREE 1-888-345-8295
Red Cross certification includes
CPR professional rescuer/first'aid
Classes start now 392-1161 x4283
30 Day Trial Membership Free,
Men Women Children
MOST IMPORTANT SKILL
FOR LAW SCHOOL SUCCESS?
**AUTO MALL SERVICE DEPT**.
Complete Auto Service
Imports & Domestics Cars & Trucks
Discount for students. Call 352-380-0033-
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 4-1-29-15
*k GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Custom Posters 0 Exhibits Awards.
Top Quality Fast Service Low Prices
Jump start your job search at
* AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *-
Plaques Name Badges Cups 0 Etc.
Best Selection In Town,
STORAGE PRE-LEASE SPECIAL
No hassles 0 Free Lock e Prorated
Close to UF *All Sizes No Deposit
Archer Road Self Storage 371-4296
South West Self Storage 374-4444
Lessons Training 0 Boarding Jumps
Large pastures & trails. Jonesville.
www.ponyupfarm.com 331-0356 4-20-
English as 2nd language
Reading, Composition, Conversation
Experienced educators. Reasonable fees.
Tel: 352-335-9400 4-20-19-15
Individuals or small groups.
375-6641 Harold Nobles
LSAT AFFORDABLE TEST PREP
Full length course and private tutoring:
Higher score. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Call 372-8560 or 1-800-910-1352 4-4-3-15
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199.
*21 Health Services] *21 Entertainment .
URGENT CARE/WALK-IN MEDICAL
Students No Appointment Needed!
FIRST CARE OF GAINESVILLE
4881 NW 8th Ave #2, 373-2340
Most Ins Accepted, Hours M-F 8a-6p 4-20-
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ACNE with
Blue Light Treatments for moderate acne.
Call Dermatology Associates 352-332-4051
ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
BEYOND BODY ACCEPTANCE:
Redefine beauty & your relationship with
food. March 31st -10am 2pm. Infirmary
Lawn www.shcc.ufl.edu/ed 3-31-9-16
"PINK EYE?" Participate in a study to treat
bacterial conjunctivitis. Qualified participants
will get free evaluation, medication & be
reimbursed for their time. Call Dr. Levy @
331-2020 immediately. 4-20-26-16
SAME DAY SERVICE: transcription, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
exp. 24 hr turnaround. New phone #Connie
* Personals |
Anonymous HIV Antibody Testin;
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
*300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480.
GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
.1800 Gun Inventory
Over-500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ
Ave 375-3752. 4-20-71-18
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
Want to make a connection? Place your ad
here to look for someone to share a com-
mon interest with or for your true love
FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL
Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres
Call for the best group rates!
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
***EUROPE $429 RT***
Train & cruises also available
Gator Country Travel 373-1992
FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-18264
***WEST COAST $198 RT***
Los Angeles, Seattle & more! Call for best
rates. Gator Country Travel 373-1992
FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-18264
***AIRFARE $118 RT***
NYC, DC, Philly, New England & more!
Gator Country Travel'373-1992
FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-18264
WANTED: NEED DELTA FREQUENT
FLYER MILES for international trip. 25,000
- 100,000 miles. Contact email@example.com
20 Yrs. as the Official So. FI.-Bus
Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse
$40 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
Miami Bus Service
$40 R/T W.P Bch, Pomp, FT. L, Miami
Departures: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30 pm
COCOA BEACH, BREVARD COUNTY
Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
AKC GOLDEN RETREIVER PUPS
Health certificates, 3/30; 3 males, 6 females,
POP, very beautiful and healthy. $450/ea
ocncn 'n noA -f 'IA
IS YUUR BUSINESSt., CLU UOR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!,
WALDO FARMER & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255.
LOST: Cat. her name is Pea. She is blac
w/white feet &-a white nose. Her tail is puff
She may be wearing a blue collar. Please cE
333-6614 or 256-7598 3-31-5-25
FOUND: -COCKATIEL WHILE LOOKING
FOR MY OWN. Any info concerning either
one. or to identify please call 665-0290 3-
FOUND: KEYS on sidewalk in front of
Alligator. building on Universitsy-Ave. on
Monday. Call to identify 373-3463.
The Largest College
Market in Florida
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Lost & Found
24, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005
Difficulties at mound, plate let Tide wash Gators up
By WILLIS JACOBSON
Aft&l treating its fans to an extra-
innings thriller the night before, the
No. 13 UF softball team (28-8, 7-2
Southeastern Conference) fell short
of an encore performance Wednesday
The Gators lost
Softball the third and fi-
Alabama 3 nal game of their
UF 2 series against No.
11 Alabama (38-
8, 11-4 SEC) 3-2,
giving up the eventual winning run
on a fifth-inning wild pitch.
"We gave up a run on a wild pitch
trying to intentionally walk a batter
[on Tuesday], and then we threw
another ball away [on Wednesday],"
Coach Karen Johns said. "You're not
going to win many games when you
make those kinds of mistakes in those
The Gators took a short-lived 2-
0 lead in the third inning, only to
have the Crimson Tide tie the score
in the fourth on a two-run home run
by Alabama shortstop Dominique
Accetturo. Alabama went on to take
the lead for good in the fifth inning,
scoring on a wild pitch by Mandy
"I thought [Alabama pitcher
Stephanie VanBrakle] threw a great
game," Johns said. "We just never
really could establish a big rally ...
When we jumped out to the lead,
they came right back and we gave up
the big home run. We've got to do a
better job of shutting the door when
we get a lead like that."
"I thought [Alabama pitcher
Stephanie VanBrakle] threw a
great game. We just never re-
ally could establish a big rally
... When we jumped out to the
lead, they came right back
and we gave up the big home
run. We've got to do a better
job of shutting the door when
we get a lead like that."
In addition to problems in the
pitcher's circle, UF continued to
struggle at the plate. The Gators were
outhit by the Crimson Tide 9-4, with
three of UF's four hits coming in the
third inning. The Gators also struck
out 11 times, tied for second-most
"We were horrible offensively; we
just really didn't produce anything,"
Johns said. "It's a game of emotional
swings, and we had it going our way,
and then they shut us down and
[VanBrakle] got tougher.
"She's a great pitcher, -and once
they got those two runs ... she just
was not going to let us in, and she
shut the door on us."
In perhaps the only good news for
the Gators, sophomore first baseman
Melissa Zick batted 1 for 2 with one
RBI, extending her career-high hit
streak to eight games.
"I think it'll give me a lot of
confidence going into Georgia [this
weekend], just knowing that I can hit
against anybody," Zick said.
The Gators will travel to Athens,
Ga., this weekend for a three-game
series against No. 12 Georgia (29-7,
12-0 SEC). With a sweep against the
Bulldogs, the Gators would move
into first place in the SEC Eastern
How they scored
Lindsey Cameron RBI single to drive
Shelley Stevens home 1-0 UF
Melissa Zick RBI single to drive
Lindsey Cameron home 2-0 UF
Dominique Accetturo two-run home
Leah White scores on Mandy
Schuerman wild pitch 3-2
Nick West/ Alligator Staff
UF first baseman, Melissa Zick fields a ground ball in
Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Alabama.
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Herbstreit: UF a national championship contender
By FARZAD SAFI
Donning designer shades and Gucci shoes,
one of the nation's most popular college foot-
ball analysts showed up at UF's spring prac-
tice. ESPN College Football GameDay Analyst
Kirk Herbstreit is currently touring college
campuses across the country.
On Wednesday afternoon, he stood along-
side U Athletics Director Jeremy Foley, seeing
the newest Gators team first-hand.
"If I were a Gator fan," Herbstreit said, "I
would be really excited about this team."
A studio analyst for ESPN since 1996,
Herbstreit has been around long enough for
the Steve Spurrier, Ron Zook, and, now, Urban
Meyer years at UF.
"Steve Spurrier established a precedent
here," Herbstreit said. "This team was not
only going to win, but they would be cocky
and have a swagger.
"Urban Meyer has already brought that
back," he said. "If you're not ready to defend
the Gators, they will put 50 points on you... in
the first half."
Gators fans who tuned into SportsCenter
last night caught Herbstreit proclaiming on-
air that "This Gators team is definitely a con-
tender for the national championship."
Off the air, however, he revealed that there
is still a lot of work to get to that level.
"Last year's team lacked discipline,"
Herbstreit said. "They also lacked toughness.
Coach Meyer every day in practice is saying
he wants this team to be tougher and to have
the right mindset."
According to Herbstreit, there is no longer a
talent gap between UF and the nation's elite.
"I've traveled to [two-time defending
national champion] University of Southern
California, Texas, Iowa, and Notre Dame,"
Herbstreit said. "And I can honestly say that
this team is physically just as talented as any
of those, if not better."
"The players last year were im-
mature. Meyer does not give you
that option as a player. He lets you
know exactly how he wants things
ESPN College Football GpmeDay analyst
Many national pundits believe a team that
returns 14 starters is capable of the very best.
"You don't have to be a Gator fan to be high
on this team," Herbstreit said. "You could be
a realist and see that 14 starters coming back
from a team that was almost there can com-
pete with anybody in the country."
Herbstreit instructed fans to especially
mark Sept. 17 on their calendars. That is when
Tennessee comes to town and should be a criti-
cal juncture in the season.
"Beating the Vols will be huge," he said. "It
would do wonders for this team's confidence.
If-they win that game, then you will see the
national media begin to think of UF as a top-
five team again."
Before leaving, Herbstreit admitted that the
Gators would soon depart from their losing
ways thanks to the new ball coach.
"The players last year were immature," he
said. "Meyer does not give you that option as
a player. He lets you know exactly how he
wants things done.
"Either you do it his way or you go play
somewhere else. Guys can either play 100 per-
cent every down or not play at all."
Chandra Lacombe was named the Southeastern
Conference Field Athlete of the Week Wednesday.
It was a good start to the outdoor season
for one UF field athlete.
Senior pole vaulter Chandra Lacombe
has been named the Southeastern
Conference Field Athlete of the Week, the
league office announced Wednesday.
The Gators earned numerous Athlete of
the Week honors during the indoor season.
It is the first honor of the outdoor season
for the Gators, as well as the first for a UF
pole vaulter in 2005.
Lacombe soared to new heights, literally,
this past Friday at the Florida Relays.
The fifth-year pole vaulter set a career-
high and NCAA-regional-qualifying mark
of 3.97 meters to place as the second-high-
est collegiate finisher in the event.
Lacombe's mark puts her second all-
time. in UF history and is the top mark in
the SEC during the outdoor season.
Lacombe and the rest of the UF pole
vaulters are back in action Friday at 3:00
p.m. at the University of South Florida
Invite in Tampa.
Coach wanted Memphis
NIT, from page 25
our hands full with them."
Carlos Powell scored 17
points and grabbed 12 rebounds,
and the Gamecocks (19-13)
thwarted the sloppy Terrapins.
Maryland was already
disappointed to be in the NIT
after 11 straight trips to the
NCAA Tournament includ-
ing a national championship
in 2002. The Terps (19-13) will
return home having failed to
extend a school record of eight
straight 20-win seasons.
"The program is not going
away, it's just we didn't have
as good of a year as we wanted
to have," Maryland coach Gary
Williams said. "I don't think
we're going anywhere. I just
think we have to work hard to
get where we want- to be next
The Terrapins had made -
coming-from-behind a com-
mon occurrence in the NIT.
In the first round, they trailed
Oral Roberts by 13 in first half
and by 16 in the second round
Even in the quarterfinal
victory over Texas Christian,
Maryland rallied from two
second-half deficits to ad-
vance. But those games were
on its home floor. The partisan
New York crowd tried to make
the Terps feel at home, but it
After South Carolina went
up by 18 in
Jh them seri-
Odom T h e y
a lot of comebacks and we've
allowed a lot of comebacks,"
Odom said. "It did concern
me, but hopefully that's a sign
that we're past that."
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UF gives most dominating performance in Tallahassee since early '90s
BASEBALL, frompage 28 run allowed when Falkenbach
from page 28 committed a balk with the bases
batters so the pitchers have to
change their patterns."
The Gators chased FSU starter
Hunter Jones (4-1) after five in-
nings. The usual weekend starter
allowed seven runs and nine hits.
Freshman left-hander Stephen
Locke (4-0) pitched brilliantly, going
5.2 innings and allowing six hits.
"I knew it was going to be a big
game coming into it; it's always
a big rivalry," Locke said. "It re-
ally helped to take the pressure off
early when we got those four runs
in the second inning. That really
helped take a lot of pressure off. I
was just able to throw the ball over
the plate and let it work.
"Coach McMahon is real great
with all of us. He just told me that
I grew up a lot tonight and he was
real happy with my performance."
McMahon removed Locke
in favor of senior right-hander
Connor Falkenbach with two
runners on base in the fifth.
Locke was charged with his only
Shortstop Justin Tordi hit a
three-run home run in the fifth
inning, clearing the 40-foot-high
scoreboard 340 feet away.
"I got that one pretty good; once
it left the bat, I knew it was gone,"
Tordi said. "Everybody was telling
me it went over the scoreboard. It
had to be the farthest I've ever hit a
ball in my life."
FSU sophomore shortstop Shane
Robinson extended his hitting
streak to 38 games with a single in
the third inning, but was cut down
by UF catcher Brian Jerolomian try-
ing to steal second base.
Jeroloman has thrown out 20 of
37 runners attempting to steal this
"That was huge. He's probably.
got 25 stolen bases already this
year," Tordi said. "Shane Robinson
is their guy.
"He motivates them to get them
going. To gun him down at second
base he's stolen on everyone.
That's a big momentum shift for
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Shortstop Justin Tordi, who hit a three-run home run, gets into position to catch FSU center fielder Shane
Robinson stealing second base in the bottom of the third inning Wednesday night in Tallahassee.
Meyer sick of waiting for potential stars to develop
PIT, from page 28
and a man."
Meyer does riot believe his treatment
of players is unfair at all. In fact, he be-
lieves anything else would be unfair.
"When I was a player, I'd walk off the
field and be beat up," Meyer said. "I'd go
eat and look across the table and see that
kid that didn't practice because he had
an ingrown toenail or something.
"I'd be all beat up, but that kid would
still be eating the same meal, and he'd
still get the same T-shirt. I'm thinking,
'Why the hell am I practicing and he's
COMPLIMENTS?: Meyer has a way of
simultaneously complimenting and
criticizing a player if he wants more
from him. Wynn was the victim after
"He had a little groin injury," Meyer
said. "He pulled himself out for a minute
but then he came back in. The DeShawn
Wynn of old, I was told, would've stayed
Meyer has been adamantly opposed
to waiting around for overdue players to
develop their potential.
"This train is moving fast," Meyer
said. "Either DeShawn is going to jump
on it, or this is it for him."
GIRV BALLS, from page 28
Meyer do,-n't simple break players dov n
either. He builds them up through Champions'
Banquets the ultimate reward tor players
that don't numiss a practice, meeting et cetera.
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and Losers Whether it.'s the otlense or de-
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The excitement, Lntensit\ and will to win
at practice is unlike anythlung LiF has xperi-
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It's very likely that this "will to win' is the
difference that will make ians happy again
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Gators use strong pitching, shut down Seminoles
By TIM CASEY
TALLAHASSEE Maybe Florida State
should choose to dedicate its athletic tield-.
after the Gators have left tov. n.
UF crushed the No. 6 SeminQ:.le 9--2
Wednesday night in the ne%. ly-renov ated
Dick Howser Stadium.
After $13 million of work, the baseball
field will be named for long-time FSU coach
Mike Martin on Saturday.
The.UF football team beat the Seminoles
on Nov. 20 on the night the field at Doak
Campbell Stadium was named in honor of
head coach Bobby Bowden.
The seven-run margin of victory was the
most the No. 7 Gators have scored at FSU
Baseball (27-6, 5-1 Atlantic Coast
UF 1 9 Conference) since 1994.
FSU 2 The Gators (20-
7, 3-3 Southeastern
Conference) had lost
four straight games in Tallahassee. The
home team had won the last seven games
in the series.
Tallahassee native Gavin Dickey felt right
at home, going 2 for 4 with 2 RBI.
UF coach Pat McMahon had Dickey bat
second in the order for the first time this
"We talked a lot as a staff and T felt like
he's seeing the ball well and disciplining
himself at the plate," McMahon said. "I also
like to alternate our right- and left-handed
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 27
Even the tough avoid 'The Pit'
By FARZAD SAFI ever comes out of The Pit. yet. The Pit is designed to fix that.
Alligator Writer Common sense would say a ."It's true that guys would rather
firstname.lastname@example.org player who gets hurt must sit out practice than spend time in The Pit,"
and rest until they feel better. Meyer said. "I've seen that for years
Players are told it's just plain Coach Urban Meyer could not now. I don't blame them. I'd much
ugly They are told to stay out of disagree more. He has complained ratherpractice than go through that
"The Pit" because nothing good that his team is not tough enough agony."
S Reporters, fans and even most
players don't know exactly what
The Pit is. Every now and then,
though, a player can be seen carry-
ing sandbags or chains while run-
The Pit strikes fear even into the
hearts of UF's toughest players.
.,In Wednesday's practice, line-
backer Brandon Siler sniffed out
.a pitch to running back DeShawn
...- Wnn. Siler leveled the running
y back mnd sent him flying to the
-S trownd. ,
.Ho wever, after the practice, Siler
a a. a little uneasy when the topic of
The Pit came up.
"I don't want none of The Pit,
man," Siler said. "I try and stay
away from there. It seems like you
work 15 times as hard. I see guys
pushing tires and doing two hours'
worth of sit-ups."
Sophomore tight end Tate Casey
stands at6-foot-6,butevenhe would
not stand up to The Pit.
"[Shoot], there is no question I
wou lt d rather practice than go in The
Pit," Casey said. "But I don't think
about it, because I never want to
ha e to go in there."
It seems as if Meyer already has
players buying into his system.
S"nmetbacker Todd McCullough defi-
nitel. has seen his share of injuries
and will enter his fifth year as a
IcCullough has had to deal
.'--- .-. .with the "rmjury-pronr" label and
i. working extra-hard to have it
No one wants to hear that about
_Len.Iv N h_ -1,: ,l t.] said.
Nick West Al1igator ,meone were to accept that, I
Dallas Baker was one of the lucky Gators not to have to spend CLud question them as a player
tice in The Pit." Many players expressed their fear of it. SEE PIT, PAGE 27
Lots of change for UF
The UF football team this spring has focused on
transforming failure to success. We can't say the
same' about those students lining up feverishly to
drop that biochemistry or calculus class, can we?
While you stand in line wondering what could have
been if you had just studied a little more (or simply had
gone to class), the Gators are thinking about change.
Take running back DeShawn Wynn, for instance.
Reviled for injuries and not playing
.hard enough by former coach Ron
Zook, Wynn is garnering the praise
-, of Coach Urban Meyer.
S And the new football coach has
made it clear that Wynn has his
Gregg Girvan chance to return to the form that had
Throwing Girv Balls fans excited after his breakout game
at Miami in 2003.
"All the stories you've heard, I've
heard them too, and I think they're
true," said Meyer of Wynn's work ethic. "He's been really
good. I've had zero issues with him."
Wynn's just the latest in a group that has received
compliments. The running backs were also lauded when
Ciatrick Fason broke 1,000 yards last season.
A group that was not applauded was the defensive
line. The sack production and quarterback pressures
dropped from 2003 to 2004.
Defensive tackle Ray McDonald said the coaching staff
is out to change that.
"We're a lot more aggressive this year," he said. "It's
going to be a lot more fun. We're going to come after
teams. Believe me when I tell you. They are putting in
scheme, boy. They've got a scheme."
All of this ties into the coaches.
They have instilled the scheme, or really a culture, of
discipline that will transform this team from a semi-win-
ner to a full winner.
Meyer gets the'players psyched at every practice, ev-
He breaks players down to pieces in the infamous Pit,
where injured players slave away.
In fact, it probably gives players like Brandon Siler
SEE GIRV BALLS, PAGE 27
*NCAA Men's Basketball: South
Carolina vs. St. Joseph's
ESPN, 7 p.m.
ENBA: Cleveland vs. Chicago
TNT, 8 p.m.
lW1945: Bill Saap allows 18 hits against
Camp Blanding. a single-game record for
most hits allowed by a UF pitcher. The
Gators lost the game 12-2 and finished the
ElThe UF softball team was on a 13-game
winning streak before facing Alabama in a
three-game series. The Gators lost the rub-
ber match on Wednesday 3-2. See pg. 24
for the complete story.