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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 130
Not officially associated with the University of Florida
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005
UF going out of reach
Jonathan Greenwood / Alligator
Grace and style
Ashley Gantt performs a ballet routine for "A Night on Broadway" in
the Reitz Union Auditorium on Monday night.
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
UF may become what it was
created to remedy an elite
institution that is inaccessible to
the working class.
UF's aspiration to become a
top public research university
may contradict the purpose of
its founding, and UF officials
are grappling to reconcile selec-
tivity with inclusiveness as UP
climbs the ranks.
To reach the level of a Top
10 public research university,
UF hopes to double tuition, and
the university already is highly
selective, rejecting half of those
If the university's leaders
get their way, UF won't be for
But as a land-grant univer-
sity, that's for whom it was
University of the people
UF traces its origins to the
1862 Morrill Act, which sought
to give the working class access
to higher education.
By granting federal land to
the states, the act allowed the,
creation of public universities
to provide rural farmers and
workers access to a liberal,
practical education, according
to the National Association of
State Universities and Land-
Grant Colleges. Higher educa-
tion from the existing private
institutions was inaccessible to
the working class.
Now, Michael Martin, UF's
former vice president for agri-
culture and natural resources
and the Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, the
branch of the university most
dedicated to serving state
needs, wrote an opinion piece
arguing that land-grant in-
stitutions are betraying their
"They are becoming
more like filters than lad-
ders," Martin, who is now the
president of New Mexico State
University, wrote in a recent
edition of The Chronicle of
SEE MERIT, PAGE 22
Putting cash in wmT&
During the 2003-04 academic year, UF gave more
money in need-based scholarships, but the award
size was much smaller than for merit recipients.
Source: UF documents
Mike GImlgnani / Alligator Staff
Fraternity club fight brings brutality accusations
By ANDREW ABRAMSON
Alligator Staff Writer
A brawl erupting outside a downtown
club early Sunday morning has left one UF
fraternity's members claiming brutality.
An Iota Phi Theta-sponsored party at the
club 238 West on University Avenue ended ear-
lier than expected when a fight broke out just
after midnight, forcing the club to shut down.
Nobody in the fraternity could verify who
* Former fullback
Billy Latsko pur-
sues wide receiver
Latsko is one of the
who has impressed
See story, pg. 34.
started the fight, but some fraternity members
claim that security was insufficient to contain
the growing brawl. An estimated 700 people
were inside the club during the fighting.
Iota Phi Theta secretary Rafeal Dominguez
said security used a Taser on him, before a
Gainesville Police officer trampled him with
"I weigh 128 pounds," Dominguez said. "It
was really unnecessary."
Neither GPD spokesman Keith Kameg nor
club owners returned calls seeking comment.
"When you see guys that are 6-
foot-6, 300 pounds, you're going
to call them football players."
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity member
Several Iota Phi Theta brothers originally
said members of the UF football team were
involved in the brawl, although nobody could
verify the claims. No arrests were made.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
- *UF students may
one day be able to sip
coffee, study for exams
and check their e-mail
around the clock when
an Internet caf6 at the
"hub" of campus is com-
See story, pg. 9.
"When you see guys that are 6-foot-6, 300
pounds, you're going to call them football
players," fraternity member Gino Lerebours
Defensive end Steven Harris said that he
and other players attended the party but de-
nied any of them were involved in the brawl.
UF Athletics Director Jeremy Foley denied
knowledge of the incident.
Fraternity officials said they will soon
speak with UF administrators before decid-
ing what actions, if any, to take.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 3
Representative stays on mission despite criticism
Baxley's drive based on faith, family
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE Rep. Dennis Baxley is a
man on a mission he did not foresee.
In 2000, Republican leaders called the
former funeral-home director and asked him
to run for the Florida House from his Ocala
district. He hesitated, taking six weeks to pray
about the decision.
After weeks of introspection, he called his
family together and said he felt God calling
him to public service. When they pledged
to support him, Baxley called the party and
agreed to run.
"I'm a reluctant leader," he said in an inter-
view Monday. "As far as my personal enrich-
ment, I'd much rather be at home with my
business and my family. While I'm up here,
I'm occupied, but at hoine all they know is that
you're gone. That's the hardest challenge: the
decision you make that your family pays for."
In his five years in Tallahassee, Baxley has
risen in the legislative ranks. He has a comer
office at the Capitol and is chairman of the
House Education Council where today
he will hold hearings on his controversial
academic freedom bill that aims to counteract
the perception of liberal control of the state's
Tact and diplomacy
Baxley has won notoriety for consistently
charging to the forefront of similarly contro-
Just 25 days into the 60-day legislative ses-
sion, Baxley has sponsored bills to overturn
the voter-mandated class-size amendment,
increase vouchers for students attending
religious schools and intercede to keep Terri
Schiavo connected to a feeding tube.
He is also the author of a successful bill that
will free Floridians from criminal or civil liabil-
ity if they shoot someone anyone, anywhere
- if they feel threatened.
"I didn't come uo here to blend in with the
wallpaper," he said. "I'm up here to make a
difference, to leave a dent in the world."
In so doing, he's developed a provocative
reputation for saying what he thinks.
Last week Baxley criticized discussions to
offer domestic-partner benefits at UF because
he said homosexuals are too promiscuous to
stay in monogamous relationships.
In debates over the bill on academic
freedom, Baxley has decried university class-
rooms as "niches of totalitarianism" occupied
by "leftist dictator" professors.
- "I like candor to a fault," he said. "I like
transparency. I don't mind people disagree-
ing with me, but I don't like coy and cunning
- traits that turn iup too often in this town."
Eye of the hurricane
Baxley said standing at the center of the
storm has turned him into a lightning rod
for criticism that sometimes turns ugly. UF
students, he said, had used unmentionable
epithets in several recent e-mails to his office
regarding the academic freedom bill.
"I'm just a little bit stunned with the whole
name-calling approach," he said. "The bulk of
the opponents aren't reading the bill; they're
just shouting names at me. This just illustrates
the intolerance I describe for anyone who
doesn't agree with them."
He said the name-calling hurts his family.
"I know it's accepted in this culture that
you can be rude to people like me, authority
figures," he said. "But it's hard for the fami-
lies. I can take it. It's easy to take a punch. But
it's harder to watch someone you love take a
Students and faculty who disagree with
his bill should write him with reasons why
they think the bill is unnecessary, he said, but
anything rude that comes across his desk is
"It's OK if you disagree with my bill; I'm
not mad at you," he said. "People should be
free to say what they think. That's what the
whole bill is about."
Friends in high places
Baxley also has several prominent fans to
counter his detractors. Foremost among them
is Gov. Jeb Bush, who at a recent news confer-
ence hugged Baxley and proclaimed him as
his favorite legislator.
"Yeah, we have some bonds," Baxley said.
"I met Jeb when he was in [then-Gov. Bob]
Martinez's cabinet, and long before it was said
publicly, I thought, 'what a young, powerful,
fresh face for the state of Florida to have.'"
In 1994, when Bush first ran unsuccessfully
for governor, Baxley became a co-chairman of
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the campaign in Marion County, which went
for Bush that election.
"Whenever Jeb flew into town, I'd pick him
up at the Ocala airport, and we'd stop in at
IHOP and talk about what Florida needed," he
said. "I guess you could say we became friends
long before the bandwagon got rolling. And
people remember who was with them early."
Baxley said the success of the Republican
Party in Florida the GOP controls the House,
Senate, governor's office, congressional del-
egation and all statewide offices except for
Bill Nelson's U.S. Senate seat is due to what
he called the "maturation" of the baby boom
generation in Florida.
"In the '70s at FSU, it was kind of the hip-
pie age of love and peace or whatever, and I
didn't identify with that," he said. "I think as
those baby boomers aged, they realized they'd
been working hard and wanted something for
their children instead of it being redistributed
by the government, as '60s and '70s socialist
Baxley said true compassion is not con-
nected to government but to individuals.
"Liberals think compassion is when the*
government takes people's money and redis-
tributes it to people," he said. "If I took money
from you and gave it to someone else, would
that be compassion? One-on-one charity, the
love of extended family, that's compassion."
But when it comes to issues like euthanasia,
gay marriage and contraception in schools,
Baxley has fought to legislate his values.
"I stick to my convictions," he said. "It's
what I came here to do."
His charge to keep
With his star rising in state politics, Baxley's
future could be bright. But he has no intention
to run for statewide office in 2008, he said.
For now, he plans on fulfilling what he said
was God's "calling to serve" his constituents.
"I have a charge to keep," he said, using
a phrase from an 18th-century hymn he has
memorized. It's also the title of a book written
by President Bush, which stands conspicu-
ously on his desk below autographed photos
of Baxley with the president, vice president
"Everyone has a responsibility in this life,"
he said. "God directs the thoughts of all men
who submit and ask for his guidance and
Baxley said he doesn't mind when others
mock his faith.
"That's OK," he said. "People without faith
can no more understand it than a 3-year-old
can understand not to play in the street. I don't
expect them to."
4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005
Activist cautions against labels
* MONDAY'S SPEECH HELPS
KICK OFF PRIDE AWARENESS
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Nationally recognized gender-
identity activist and author Riki
Wilchins encouraged students
Monday to challenge stereotypes
and embrace principles rather than
Wilchins, executive director of
the national advocacy organiza-
tion Gender Public Advocacy
Coalition, spoke to an audience
about 100 strong in the Reitz Union
Grand Ballroom as part of Pride
She said there has been a shift
in the way society views gender,
which has been taking place for
the past 10 to 15 years.
She attributed this shift largely
to the feminist, gay-rights and
transgender movements of the
1980s and 1990s, and to post-
modernist theory, which she said
described and exposed a gender
system that punished those who
stepped outside their assigned
Wilchins told students to in-
stead challenge traditional ideas,
recalling a friend of hers who had
worn a skirt and high heels one
day and was mistaken for a man
"I think this is such an
enlightened approach to
thinking about gender and
what we are and what we
gender-identity activist and author
"You just have to learn to use
all your voices," Wilchins said her
friend had explained.
"I think this is such an enlight-
ened approach to thinking about
gender and what we are and what
we could be," she told the audi-
She cautioned against using
stereotypical labels or identities,
which sometimes can result in ex-
cluding others who don't fit neatly
into a category.
"I'm never quite sure what I am,
or even if I want to be something
specific," she said.
She used as an example the
growing number of labels she
said are tacked onto the lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender, or
LGBT, movement, such as intersex,
questioning, queer and straight-
"Is the noun list going to keep
getting longer?" she asked, later
adding, "We need to emphasize
principles, not identities."
Wilchins said the struggle -to
stop discrimination based on
gender-identity expression will
get more fulfilling in the next few
years but urged students in the
audience to take the fight to the
In response to a question from
the audience, Wilchins said there
are more than just two genders,
probably "thousands" of them,
but that society does not have the
words to describe them.
"We're black and white people
living in a technicolor world," she
Wilchins' speech was co-spon-
sored by Accent, UF's speakers
Emily Harris/ Alligator Staff
Riki Wilchins speaks to a large group at the Reitz Union on Mon-
day. Wilchins' speech helps kick off Pride Awareness Month.
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Online voting a no-show
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
A bill to bring Student Government
elections online will not be heard at
tonight's Student Senate meeting.
Former Judiciary Committee
Chairman and Senate President Pro
Tempore John Boyles said he has not
seen the online voting bill submitted to
the committee by former Sen. Andrew
Hoffman since he withdrew it during a
committee meeting on March 13.
Boyles, elected pro tempore a week
ago, said interviews are being conduct-
ed to find his replacement as Judiciary
He added that the committee could
resume its official meetings to examine
proposed legislation in less than two
weeks once a new chairperson is cho-
Boyles also said he is looking into
forming a separate committee to revise
the 700 codes of the SG statutes, which
deal with election laws the bill sought
He said he looks forward to working
with Hoffman on the revisions.
The proposed bill, which was au-
thored by Hoffman and Student Body
Treasurer Dennis Ngin, came about
after a petition to put the issue of online
voting on the ballot for the Spring elec-
tion was denied in February by the SG
Dean of Students Gene Zdziarski
invalidated that decision March 8, cit-
ing a possible violation of Florida open
However, with only one week until
the election, the petition remained off
Ngin's bill suggested
doing away with
physical polling loca-
tions and allowing
students to vote on-
line as early as Fall.
Ngin During the com-
mittee meeting, sena-
tors debated the definition of a polling
location and security issues with online
The committee proposed having the
bill heard during the second meeting of
the newly elected senators to avoid the
politically, charged atmosphere of the
Hoffman withdrew the bill, allowing
him to present it again at any time.
"We just want this to happen as soon
as possible," Hoffman said in an earlier
Speaker goes inside Cuba
By BRITTANY SCHLORFF
Alligator Contributing Writer
A Cuban human-rights activist shared
his insider's view of the civic resistance
movements in Cuba with an audience of
about 30 people Monday night.
Orlando Gutierrez, national secretary and
former president of the Cuban Democratic
Directorate, a nonprofit human-rights orga-
nization, spoke about the country's politics
and outsiders' perception at the Cuban-
American Student Association's Human
Rights in Cuba panel.
"It's not a political movement; it's not a
party," he said. "It's a movement of people
to earn their rights."
Gutierrez referenced movements such as
the Ladies in White, a group of wives and
mothers of dissidents who attend church
each week and, after the service, march
silently in the front of the church to protest
their relatives' continued imprisonment af-
ter their March 18, 2003, arrests.
Audience members received a booklet
prepared by the Directorate listing that
group among several others and their ac-
tions of civic resistance in Cuba.
Gutierrez said this movement's actions
are not spoken of in the debate over Cuba.
"Oftentimes, I see the issue of Cuba being
lost in stereotypes," he said.
In the debates, people forget that Cuba is
a living, breathing nation, he added.
Third-year engineering major Jose
"Very few Cuban Americans in the U.S.
see Cuba from the inside," Noriega said.
"Gutierrez is the small percentage of people
that are interested in what's going on in the
country and a positive and
On progressive change."
Campus Gutierrez cited power,
social struggle, sovereignty
and national identity as the four key issues
protesters are trying to resolve, but outsid-
ers don't think of them as part of the debate,
"People look at Cuba from their own
reality," he said.-"I think we should look at
Cuba based on the reality of Cubans on the
Chris Caraballo, president of the Cuban-
American Student Association, said that is
why the association invited Gutierrez.
"He offers a unique insight as a member
of the Directorate," Caraballo said. "They
have contact with the protesters in Cuba."
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Top 10 time
UF is moving on up, but it
needs to focus on faculty
In President Bernie Machen's quest to make UF a Top 10
public research university, it's hard to choose a measuring
stick by which such a ranking should be determined.
The most obvious is the U.S. News & World Report's an-
nual, well, report. While there are questions as to its ranking
criteria, there really isn't any clear competitor.
Certainly most UF students flipped through its pages
when deciding where to go to undergrad, and most probably
will pick up the graduate school edition if they choose that
direction for their future.
If these reports are to be the marker, then initial reports
are that President Machen has done a passable job so far.
In the six major programs covered in the recently released
graduate rankings (business, education, engineering, law
and medical research and primary care), UF moved up an
average of about two or three spots.
While this is a positive change, these same rankings prove
that disproportionately low showings in some categories are
dragging down UF's status.
Some of these categories can't directly be improved.
Undergraduate GRE scores, acceptance rate, degrees grant-
ed, research funds and other categories all of which UF
does well in anyway tend to improve as the prestige of the
-Others likely won't be improved. Let's face it: Out-of-state
tuition rates aren't going to go down. Ever.
However, the primary culprits in the report are the same
that we have been harping on all semester, and they are infi-
nitely fixable: Peer reviews which are affected by UF's treat-
ment of faculty and student/teacher ratio.
Their effect clearly is evident in the numbers from the U.S.
UF consistently was underrated by peers compared to
its overall standing. In engineering, for instance, the seven
schools ranked immediately below UF all were ranked higher
in the peer review.
The peer numbers are thrown into sharp perspective when
compared to assessment from professionals and recruiters in
the respective fields. These assessors, who are less likely to
consider faculty treatment, ranked UF an average of .25 points
higher than did its peers not a small amount on a scale of
-only four points. In the rest of the field, the general trend was
for peer reviews to be higher than professional reviews.
These peer reviews constitute 25 percent of .the total rank-
ings in all fields except medical research (20 percent). This is
equal to or higher in each field than all student selectivity cat-
egories combined (GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores, undergraduate
GPA, acceptance rate, etc.).
UF's student/teacher ratio fared better in the graduate re-
port than it typically does in the undergraduate, but it still is
deficient when compared to higher-ranked institutions.
We're sorry for throwing all of those figures on you, but
they illustrate a point: Prospective faculty are being deterred
by the UF faculty's low salary rates, deficient benefits (such as
the domestic-partner benefits that recently have come up for
discussion) and threat of being overstretched to cover for the
high student/teacher ratio.
UF under President Machen slowly is creeping toward its
goal of becoming a premier public institution. If it ever wants
to reach this goal, however, it must focus on those upon whom
UF's success is based: the teachers.
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Parents move to fu
W ith the revelation of SpongeBob's deviant lifestyle,
which is paving the way for a general failing of
American children's ability to ignore the dangers
of reality, concerned parents have decided to step up their
efforts, to reduce our youth into useless, sheltered bubble-
At the forefront of this movement are a crack group
of PTA pundits and sympathetic teachers who believe
they' have discovered the root of the problem: Our
schoolchildren's delicate psyches are being ravaged by the
seemingly ceaseless stream of red ink that teachers use to
correct shoddy work.
"My generation was brought up on right or wrong with
no in-between, and red was always in yotur face," Justin
Kazmark, a 25-year-old teacher who still is haunted by the
remarks of teachers past, told the Associated Press. "It's
abrasive to me," he said.
These parents and- teachers are part of a nationwide
trend in which red pens are being thrown into the trash
to make way for colors that are more sensitive to young
students mostly pastels, known alternately as "those
colors that no self-respecting kid touched in art class."
Because of the growing trend among teachers to avoid
the evil color, manufacturers have enjoyed a sharp in-
crease in purple-ink pen sales.
"[Teachers are] trying to be positive and reinforcing
rather than being harsh," said Robert Silberman, Pilot
Pen's vice president of marketing, who has no conflict of
interest regarding this issue whatsoever.
He continued by asserting that negative marks made
with Pilot purple pens statistically are proven to cause 40
percent fewer D-students to pee their pants, and they're
on sale for a limited time.
With the support of broken-spirited teachers and the pen
Ily wussify children
manufacturers on their side, they
decided to bring in the scientists to
cement their rainbow revolution.
When color .specialist Leatrice
Eiseman was called in to discuss
S the issue, she explained the red-
Matt SancheZ ink phenomenon by saying, "The
Editorial Notebook human eye is notoriously fickle
email@example.com and is always searching for some-
thing new to look at it."
Unfortunately, she immediately
whs deported for violating several laws of English gram-
mar before she could explain exactly what that means.
With such hard evidence to back them up, .it's hard
to imagine that the parents will stop until the day when
no student has to face the abject shame of a red "X" or
worse, a frowning smiley-face on his spelling test.
All parents interviewed agreed it was far better to
isolate their children from reality than to let them make
their own mistakes, though none were willing to go on
They realized that the children likely then would
become utter failures at life after receiving a proverbial
punch to the face from said reality, but they considered
this an even trade.
Thankfully, reading and writing specialist Janet Jones
provided a voice of reason for those who have had enough
of seeing red.
"If you're just looking at avoiding the color red, the stu-
dents might riot be as frightened, but they won't be better
writers," Jones said.
In unrelated news, red pen sales among college profes-
sors recently have increased 370 percent.
Matt Sanchez is opinions editor at the Alligator.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Do you find it Monday's question: Should UF
traumatic when teachers mark offer domestic-partner benefits to
your papers with red ink? faculty and staff?
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Letters to the Editor
Voting would keep 'Baxleys' out of office
Editor. Rep. Dennis Baxley's quote con-
cerning'the "promiscuity" of gay and lesbian
individuals was so obviously moronic that
I just have to say something. Baxley, who
accuses gays and lesbians of having "300
partners in their lifetime" and of not practic-
ing monogamy simply because of their sexual
orientation, also is chairman of the House
Education Council. How can such ignorance
be tolerated from someone who can have real.
material effect on education in Florida?
Of course, Baxley is well within his rights
to disagree with the proposed plan at UF to
extend domestic-partner benefits to same-sex
couples; however, his virulent rhetoric exhib-
its a dangerously flawed logic and is not at all
what we should expect from one of our state
Although I don't think there's much Baxley
can do in the case of UF and same-sex partner
benefits, besides threaten us with the possible
loss of funding from his constituents, I am left
wondering what we can do in response to his,
as Allison Andrews put it, peddling of "cheap
stereotypes." My most immediate thought is
that, in light of the recent elections, Baxley's
comments should remind us that voting is
more than just electing a president every four
President Bush may be the head of the ex-
ecutive branch in this country, but it is Baxley
and other members of state, county and local
government who have the most direct effect
on our everyday lives.
We can choose our local leaders if we go
to the polls in those seemingly unimportant
off-year elections and stay informed through
resources like the Iguana, the Alligator and
the Civic Media Center. In the election for City
Commission, only 130 or so people showed up
to vote at my polling location. My vote actu-
ally was pretty important.
While I know voting is not the only answer,
or even the best answer (many of us had no
say in Baxley's election), it is a step in the right
direction toward a more humane governance
in our country. I encourage people like Pride
Student Union President Allison Andrews to
keep up their fight for human rights for all at
UF, in the state of Florida and throughout the
United States. We must not let the Baxleys of
the world decide who does and does not de-
serve the most basic of rights: to care for the
people you love.
Cartoon was irresponsible, not humorous
Editor: Political cartoons often reflect the
artist's wit, humor and intricate insight into
the realm of current events. Unfortunately
- as is evident in the cartoon printed March
30 they sometimes are nothing more then
an artist's -irresponsible voicing of his own
opinion on a matter he simply does not un-
Considering the nobility of their work, it
is appalling to see criminal defense attorneys
characterized in such a negative light. We
must remember that a criminal defendant
is innocent until proven guilty and that a
criminal defense attorney's job is to make
sure that proof is there. Criminal defense at-
torneys do not exist to put felons back on the
street; they exist to ensure the state plays by
the rules. They provide an invaluable check
on the state's awesome power to deprive its
citizens of life, liberty and property.
Johnnie Cochran undoubtedly will be
remembered for his defense of clients such
as O.J. Simpson and Sean Combs. However,
these types of cases only scratch the surface
of his illustrious career. Cochran helped pros-
ecute a lawsuit on behalf of public high school
students who were denied access to advanced
placement courses. He represented Reginald
Denny, a vhite truck driver who was as-
saulted during the 1992 Los Angles riots. He
supported low-income housing projects, pro-
vided assistance to minority artists and helped
found the Domestic Violence Council of Los
Marlette's cartoon quipped Cochran's
infamous rhyme from the O.J. Simpson
trial. However, his life work better is charac-
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 7
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Jr., words that Cochran himself often repeated:
"An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice ev-
erywhere." Marlette's cartoon served a grave
injustice to the memory of a distinguished at-
torney and a courageous human being.
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the impression that Youmnans' views were fair
If this were the case, why does he not men-
tion the nearly one million Jewish citizens of
various Arab nations Iraq, Egypt, Yemen
and Morocco to name a few who forcibly
were expelled after having their properties
confiscated, synagogues ransacked, valuables
looted and cemeteries desecrated without any
compensation or promise thereof?
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UF students recount life-altering visit with the pope
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She was 3 feet from the pope, and all she could
do was cry.
"It was just amazing," said UF sophomore Sarah
One week after arriving in Italy instead of watch-
ing UF's win over rival FSU at Doak Campbell
Stadium, a group of 21 UF students saw Pope John
"What would you rather do, go to the FSU game
or see the pope?" UF Italian professor Joe M. Paden
The students didn't regret their decision, he said.
In an effort of goodwill, John Paul handed two
relics to Orthodox Christian leader Ecumenical
Patriarch Bartholomew that had been in Rome for
riderss" centuries, Paden said.
"It was something that made me think I needed
to go back to church," Luffman said. "He was inspir-
Those same sentiments were felt thousands of
miles away in Vatican City, where the pope's body
was on display Tuesday.
People who had never had an audience with the
pope felt as if they had lost a loved one. "Every time
I saw him (on television) he told me something, he
gave me a message," said Silvia Sandon, 23, a stu-
dent in- Rome, after viewing the body. "Now, I just
Crowd members cheerfully chanted and clapped
hands on the street leading to St. Peter's Square as
they moved slowly toward the Basilica. As soon they
entered the square, people fell silent as if they were
entering a sacred place. Their glimpse of the pope's
remains was quick at best, as police whispered,
But some still managed to snap photographs with
cell phones as they passed John Paul's body, clad in
* -. a scarlet velvet robe, his head crowned with a white
*bishop's miter and a staff topped with a crucifix
tucked under his left arm.
"I would like to tell him how much I love him,"
said Lorenzo Cardone, 9, waiting in line with his
Outside, the mourners stood in line hour after
hour, starting when the sun's heat blazed off the
Vatican's old stones and into the late night chill.
Pilgrims older than the late pope struggled to remain
standing. Young children, even infants, were unusu-
Up to 2 million pilgrims are expected in Rome to
pay their final respects this week.
For the UF students in Italy
last Fall, having the two leaders
of two of the largest churches in
-. the world in the same room was a
historical moment, Paden said.
"I think the kids were really
impressed by the importance of
Pope Johri Paul II that," he said.
People will remember the pope
for his fight against communism and the length of
his reign, Paden said. The pope was more than a
man; he was an institution.
Luffman said she is not Catholic but still had ad-
miration and reverence for John Paul.
His unwillingness to quit working was moving,
"He has been in this ailing state for so long;.and
he really did make an effort, even if it was bad for his
health," Luffman said. -
Paden, who was raised in Italy, said he saw the
pope in the United States early in his papacy.
"He had a million kids there," Paden said. "The
Beatles didn't pull that many."
During the summer, the pope held services in the
mornings. His draw was the greatest evidence of his
influence, Paden said.
"How often can you say 'let's have church at 10
in the morning' and have 250,000 people show up;"
Paderi said. "You can't do that here in Gainesville."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.,
Center opens lab to foster awareness of sleep deprivation
Hot bath, music may aid insomnia ails
By SKYLER SMITH
Those with cavalier attitudes about sleep
are underestimating the importance of get-
ting enough shut-eye, and the doctors at
Gainesville's North Florida Regional Medical
Center are opening their sleep lab to let people
know what the consequences could be.
Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, the open
house aims to educate anyone with questions
or concerns about sleep disorders, giving them
a chance to talk with the staff and get a tour of
the five-bedroom laboratory.
The most common disorder is sleep apnea,
a condition in which the tissues of airways
loosen during sleep and cause anything from
snoring to blocked airways, said Susan Purdy,
Santa Fe rapher, or sleep
Community College technician.
"We treat a
few college students," Purdy said. -
Another common problem for young
adults is poor sleep hygiene, which is the ten-
dency to use a bed as work space instead of a
place of rest, she said.
"Your bed is for sex and for sleep. That's
it," Purdy said.
Incorrect sleep patterns can lead to reduced
productivity and grouchiness through the day.'
For people who have sleep disorders or
insomnia, Purdy suggested taking a hot bath
or listening to soothing music before going
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Hub set to reopen with new diversions for students
By EMILY YEHLE
UF students may one day be able
to sip coffee, study for exams and
check their e-mail around the clock,
when an Internet cafe at the "hub"
of campus is completed.
The Hub's renovation, sched-
uled for completion in May 2006,
includes 11,000 square feet for an
Internet caf,, complete with wireless
Web access, computer terminals and
a food outlet.
UF officials said they hope to
leave the area, once the university
bookstore, open 24 hours a day.
"There's going to be food, cof-
fee, just a place to actually relax,"
said Lydia Washington, a Student
Government official involved in the
project. "I definitely think this will
be a big place, the new hot spot.".
Although the renovation's more
than $8 million bill has not been
settled, the finished design also
includes skylights, videoconferenc-
HUB of activity
The renovation plans for UF's old
bookstore include an expanded center
for study abroad and international
programs, a 24-hour study area, and
ing rooms and movable furniture,
allowing students to create comfort-
able study areas.
UF's Academic Technology
offices will surround the cafe, pro-
viding computer aid, said Bahar
Armaghani, Hub project manager.
Rumors of the Hub's impending
renovation into a multicultural af-
fairs center motivated Washington,
the SG director of multicultural
affairs, to become in-
On volved in the project.
Campus Although the
renovated Hub will
not include any mul-
ticultural aspects, Washington said
she thinks the redesigned space will
continue to be the "hub" of student
"It will be very beneficial because
of time and because of distance," she
BothArmaghani and Washington
said the Hub committee tapped stu-
dents for ideas.
Surveys revealed that a 24-hour
study areavas paramount on stu-
current HUB food court
Internet cafe, .
Source: UF documents.
Mike GimignanI / Alligator Staff
dents' wish lists, Washington said.
As the plans stand now, students
will get that space, which partially
will be paid through a tuition-fund-.
ed pool of $2 million.
Last year, UFP received $13 million
from the Capital Improvement Trust
Fund to pay for new and improved
facilities. A UF committee decided
how to disburse those funds, and
UF's highest governing body ap-
proved the list in September.
But only 11,000 square feet of
the Hub's 52,000 square foot space
has been given specifically to stu-
dents. The remaining 41,000 square
feet will be used as office space for
the International Center and for
Academic Technology. -
The merging of these depart-
ments into one central location
ensures students get efficient -and
convenient service, UF officials said.
"We hope this will be a very
vivacious, high-activity spot where
students can access their services,"
said Lynn Frazier, associate director
of the International Center.
The International Center, which
manages services such as study
abroad and international-studerit
support, is "maxed out" in its cur-
rent office spaces in Grinter and
Peabody halls and needs staff to
support a growing interest in inter-
national services, she said.
Moving to the Hub, she added,
will allow the department to expand
and better serve the students.
"The move will benefit students,
first of all, because facilities will be
more inviting and student-friendly,"
Even though Frazier said the -
move will "greatly" increase office
space, Armaghani said the center
will be the smallest section in the
building, only taking up 9,000 to
10,000 square feet.
Academic Technology offices
will take the biggest slice of the floor
plan, filling the entire second story
of the Hub and several sections on
the first floor. .
Staff is now split between six
different buildings, said Amalia
Shortsleeve, associate director of
The funding for the project is still
tentative, Armaghani said, but the
renovation will be completed all at
once or in phases. If UF administra-
tors decide to fund the project in
stages, the Internet cafe will come
first, followed by two stages for the
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'Chris Stephens rests in front of the Hub on Monday. The Hub will
soon undergo a renovation transforming it into an Internet cafe.
Frazier said she hoped the project
would be completed in one step, as
staff can't be moved in stages and
still be efficient.
"Because the services are integral
to one another and because of the
small space involved, I don't think
we could function," Frazier said.
Although wireless Interniet,
video-conference rooms and large
television screens will adorn the
renovated building, de.ig-ner- said
they were careful, to keep some
remnants of the Hub's past
In 1950, the building opened as
the center for student services and
was named the Hub in a student
The building was remodeled
during the '80s, but the terracotta
floors on the first level remain.
When the Hub is renovated, this
link to the past will be preserved,
Armaghani said. The only major
structural change will be the rais-
ing of part of the roof.
The building will also be
,"green," meaning its utilities will
be energy- and water-efficient.
Urinals will be waterless. Window
tints will minimize the amount of
heat that seeps into the building,
thus, saving on air-conditioning
The existing food court, which
includes Chick-Fil-A, Zia Juice
and Einstein's Bagels, will not be
affected by the renovation.
Junior heading to Nationals
- in rock-paper-scissors
By ANDREA VEST
Alligator Contributing Writer
Whether relying on skill or luck,
the age-old method of decision-
making through rock, paper and
scissors hand signals has moved
into the realm of competition.
UF junior James Combs will com-
pete April 14 to 17 in South Beach in
the National Collegiate Rock Paper
Scissors Invitational Tournament.
Combs won a spot in the tourna-
ment after being randomly, selected
in a drawing -sponsored by The-
Florida Book Store.
"I think James has a real shot,
at -winning this thing," store man-
ager Nandy Ferguson said. "He
just needs to remember that nothing
Combs will bring a guest or
trainer, to South Beach to help him
practice prior to the competition,
As a benefit of being selected to
compete, he will be provided with
airfare, hotel accommodations .and.
$300 in cash.
"I was just excited that. Iwon a -
free trip to Miami," he said.
Combs said he doesn't know
anything about RPS.
"1 am an RPS ninja."
Since he found out he will- be
competing in South Beach, however,
he has been making decisions using
RPS, Combs said.
"If my friends can't decide where
to eat, '.E play RPS. \\1io get_- to ride
shotgun on the way to eat' Rock
Paper Scissors will decide," Combs
President and founder, of UF's
Rock Paper Scissors Club Logan
Schneider has taken the game seri-
ousli for quite s-ome time
RPS .s an anuate part in all of
us," he said. "It's the essence, of
our decision-making. and how we
resolve problems and conflicts."
The idea for the dub began while
he was competing with his friends
for the last slice ot Hawaiian-pizza,
'-,We-were4n.,an.altered state and
felt that the only way to go for it in a
fair way was Rock Paper Scissors, of
course," Schneider said.
At the collegiate championships,
Combs will be competing for a
$5,000 top prize, making what was
once a childhood game big busi-
The winner also will compete in
the 2005 World RPS Championship.
When he was informed of the
grand prize, Combs described what
his playing style will be in the tour-
"... ."am.an'RPSninja,".he said.,
10, ALLIGATOR m TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005
Applications for high SG positions now available
* ACCENT CHAIR AND LOBBY COOR-
DINATOR ARE ESPECIALLY COVETED.
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
Students seeking control of some of the
most influential -non-elected positions in
Student Government now can apply in the
same way they would for a job or internship.
Positions such as Accent chair, lobby co-
ordinator, supervisor of elections and cabinet
directors, all of which are appointed by elected
SG officials, are open to all qualified students
for the 2005-06 school year.
Four applications SG agency heads,
directors, cabinet directors and cabinet chairs
- are available in the SG Office on the third
floor of the Reitz Union.
Student Body President-elect Joe Goldberg
said his administration also will appoint appli-
cants to positions on more than 30 university
committees, which cover issues such as park-
ing and transportation, financial affairs and
campus student housing.
"There's positions available for everything
right now," Goldberg said.
He added that while agency and cabinet
positions are geared more toward students
with experience in that branch, applicants
for university committees need no SG experi-
"I think every student can find something
that interests them," Goldberg said.
Chosen students will be appointed during
Summer A in May, after Goldberg's adminis-
tration takes office and gives its recommenda-
tions to the Senate for confirmation.
All applicants are required to submit
their name, address, GPA, class and work
schedules, a resume and written responses
to questions on their motivation and involve-
ment in SG.
Candidate interviews will play a crucial
role in deciding appointments, Goldberg
"You only get a few minutes to set yourself
apart from the rest in an interview that's
what we're looking for," he said.
Applications are due at 4 p.m. April 13 for
non-cabinet positions and 5 p.m. the same
day for cabinet positions.
University committee applications are
due April 20.
Three-university partnership aids job opportunities
By BRIAN HAGEN
UF engineering students will
soon have the opportunity for in-
ternships with Florida companies
and businesses on the edge of
high-tech innovation thanks to the
university's $2-million commitment
to the Florida High Tech Corridor
The council teams up 215 tech-
nology-based businesses from 23
counties in North Central Florida
with UF, UCF and USE
The partnership is meant to fos-
ter research and create trained labor
for high-technology jobs, UF Vice
President for Research Win Phillips
"This is going to be fast track,"
Phillips said, adding that UF should
see the first partnerships happen by
the first Summer semester.
The council, which was founded
in 1996, specializes in laser and
information technology, aviation,
microelectronics and medical tech-
Though no specific position
proposals have been received yet
from businesses in the corridor, Erik
Sander, UF College of Engineering
director of industry programs, is
excited about the prospects.
"Successful UF-industry collab-
orative research projects with large
and small companies throughout
the corridor will provide students
with greater opportunities to experi-
ence university-industry collabora-
tive research environments," Sander
said. "This really adds tremendous
value to students as they seek
internships and employment op-
"This (the partnership) is
going to be fast track."
UF vice president for research
UF President Bernie Machen's
$2-million pledge to the council
was announced in January. Through
corporate matching funds, a univer-
sity's financial contribution is typi-
cally tripled, Phillips said.
According to the council's Web
site, more than $128 million in uni-
versity and business contributions
from throughout the corridor was
accumulated by January.
Seventy-five percent of the mon-
ey was used to create 500 projects,
providing internship opportunities
for 1,000 graduate and doctoral stu-
dent and research assistants along
with 300 faculty members, the Web
"These funds will be used to
work with industry entrepreneurs,"
Working with risk-takers means
the possibility of new discoveries,
Phillips said, and the resulting prof-
its from patents and royalties would
be split between the company and
the university, with the former re-
taining the manufacturing license,
"This is a unique resource
opportunity for business and
the university," Phillips said.
"Business is able to research their
problems with one-third of the
Other university departments,
such as physics, chemistry and the
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences also could benefit from
additional projects and internships,
Additionally, community col-
leges within the corridor could
become training grounds for pay-
More information will be avail-
able next week when UF launches
www.fhtcc.ufl.edu, the university's
Web site for information about its
specific partnerships with the coun-
cil, Sander said.
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Garden for the blind would engage other senses
By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Contributing Writer
The visitors to the proposed gar-
den at UF won't care about the color
of the flowers, the plant arrangement
or what the sculptures look like.
They won't be able to see it.
UF music professor Miriam
Zach and her husband, Iowa State
University architecture professor
Mikesch Muecke, are planning a
garden for the blind on the south
slope behind the Honors Residential
College at Hume Hall.
The professors came up with the
idea during the 2004 Winter Break.
Zach and Muecke were discuss-
ing volume when they realized that
they were talking about two com-
pletely different things.
"We realized that we used the
same vocabulary, but the mean-
ings are different," Zach said. "For
example, volume in architecture is
the space, whereas in music it is the
They decided to start a project
that would combine their two fields.
Plans for the garden include aural
aspects such as wind chimes, plants
that rustle in the breeze and feeders
to attract songbirds.
"You cut off one sense, and
you're suddenly more aware of oth-
ers," Zach said.
Construction plans for the gar-
den would emphasize the other.
four senses. Lamb's ear and licorice
plants are soft; allspice trees have a
distinct scent; herbs can be tasted
and bushes will rustle in the breeze.
Zach involved her honors music
and health class in the project, first
taking them to the McGuire Center
for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity's
"All of my students have
a voice. It's a collective
UF music professor
Butterfly Rainforest and having them
tour the exhibit blindfolded. They
observed how gearing the exhibit
toward other senses would improve
the visually impaired experience.
Then, each student wrote a three-
page essay on what he or she would
include in the garden.
"All of my students have a
voice," Zach said. "It's a collective
Advertising freshman Karen
Kayir focused her design mostly
on touch, which included marble
statues that would be hard and cool
and padded handrails that would be
warm and soft.
The students may be involved
" in the construction process as well.
Zach said that she would like vol-
unteers to help build the garden and
assist with its upkeep.
"I definitely want to help," Kayir
said. "It just seems like a fun project
something that would be benefi-
cial to the university."
Before they can begin, the
garden for the blind must be ap-
proved by UF's Facilities Planning
Linda Dixon, manager of the
FP&C planning office, heard about
the project when Zach requested
maps to aid in the students' essays.
"It's something that UF would be
interested in," Dixon said.
However, she explained that
most of these types of projects have
outside funding and a maintenance
endowment. The garden does not
have any benefactors yet, but Zach
For now, Zach and Mueke are
just working on getting attention
for the project, hoping awareness
will lead to funding.
"We've written up a proposal
with the student essays and the de-
signs, and we've sent those to vari-
ous administrators at UF and Iowa
[State University]," Zach said.
Mueke designed a Web site
for the garden to include in the
proposal, which was sent out to
key decision-makers at the end of
The Web site can be found at
-arch.404/ gardenForTheBlind /
Over-exercising can lead to addiction, physical injury
* LIKE EATING DISORDERS, EXER-
CISING CAN BE AN ADDICTION.
By STEPHANIE SHAEFFER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Most see exercise as a positive habit to pick
up, but it can become harmful and addicting if
.taken too far.
Exercise addiction is now seen as a legiti-
mate problem much like eating disorders, ac-
cording to the American Council on Exercise.
An addiction can lead to physical injuries, so-
cial alienation and psychological dependence.
The term "exercise bulimia" is often used
to describe this problem, but Heather A.
Hausenblas, exercise psychology professor at
UF, said the label should be avoided.
"Excessive exercise is secondary to an eat-
ing disorder, not a separate eating disorder,"
Because exercise addiction does not have
a clear medical definition, it is hard to draw
a clear line between when healthy exercising
"You have to look at each case on the in-
dividual level to see what is motivating that.
person to exercise," Hausenblas said. "Thirty
hours a week can be healthy if someone is
training for an event, but if they are exercising
.that much to be thinner or change their body
shape, it is dangerous."
Janis Mena, UF nutritionist, said exercise
becomes a problem when it starts
Public to interfere with other.areas of a
Health person's life.
"I've had girls tell me they
don't want to go home because
their mom won't let them exercise," Mena said.
Staff of the UF fitness facilities are trained to
watch for people they suspect are excessively
exercising, judged by the duration, frequency
and intensity of their workouts.
Gayle Patasnik; a UF sophomore, works out
five times a week but said she pays attention to
her body and knows when to stop exercising.
"I have a set routine that I do at the gym,"
Patasnik said. "I don't exercise more just be-
cause I might have eaten poorly one day. Ialso
make sure my body has adequate restbetween
workouts, and I definitely don't work out if I
Decreased performance, loss of coordina-
tion, prolonged recovery, headaches, loss of
appetite, muscle soreness/tenderness, gastro-
intestinal disturbances and a decreased ability
to ward off infection are all physical dues that
exercise has gone too far, according to the
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Rabid bat bites Samaritan student at Weimer Hall
By DAVID COHEN
Students may be aware that bats
are the only flying mammal and that
they make screeching noises, but
one student also learned to beware
their bite last week.
An injured bat found its way
into the Weimer Hall courtyard
last Tuesday, and when UF student
Danny Depaz tried to help, the ani-
mal bit him.
"I was just trying to save the
little guy's life, and he bit me," said
Depaz, a public relations junior. "If
someone were to open the door, he
was going to get crushed."
Unknown to Depaz at the time,
the bat was infected by rabies,
and it was the resourcefulness of a
classmate that got him the prompt
treatment necessary to fend off the
potentially fatal virus.
When Depaz noticed the bat in a
small hole at the bottom of a class-
room door during a break, he said
he was thinking about its safety, not
his own, in his attempt to rescue the
"Let's get this little guy out of
here" was running throfigh his
mind, he said.
However, when he tried to move
it using a leaf of notebook paper, the
bat bit his finger, making Depaz the
one in need of rescuing.
At the time, though, Depaz said
he did not think anything of it. But a
classmate, Erin Tam, a UF public re-
lations senior, followed her instincts
and called the College of Veterinary
A swarm of bats take to the sky from the campus bat house at sunset. A UF student was bitten by a stray
rabid bat recently in Weimer Hall.
She was told to bring the animal
to them without touching it, so Tam
got an envelope box from the jour-
nalism office in which she carried
the sick animal to the veterinary
"I knew not to touch it because
it carries diseases," she said. "I was
scared for Danny and for myself."
The bite happened around 4:30
p.m., and Tam said she was wor-
ried she would not make it to the
veterinary school before it closed at
When an animal contracts rabies,
it goes through the spinal cord and
into the brain. It concentrates in
the salivary glands and makes the
animal want to bite. Rabies is fatal
in humans if not diagnosed in its
Given the potential, severity of
the situation, neither Tam nor her
mother thought the veterinary col-
lege handled the situation in the
most capable way.
"They weren't very helpful,
unfortunately," Tam said. "[My
mother] wasn't too happy that I
transported the bat."
However, Sarah Carey, spokes-
woman for the College of Veterinary
Medicine, said that picking up wild-
life is not the school's job.
"They did the right thing by call-
ing," she said.
But she added, "No one should
pick up wildlife. You are putting
your life at risk. Call the police. We
don't usually take bats. We don't
want to mess around with that po-
tential for disease."
Once Tam arrived at the college,
the bat was put to sleep and autop-
sied, which revealed that it carried
Depaz said he did not think
about the bite until a veterinarian
from the college contacted him later
in the evening.
"I felt pretty scared," Depaz said,
remembering his heart rate speed-
ing up at the news. "I was definitely
shook. That's a pretty drastic thing. I
was definitely scared and worried."
In hindsight, Depaz was thankful
for Tam's concern and efforts to find
out the bat's condition.
"If the girl wouldn't have taken
the bat in to get tested, I would have
never thought about it," he said.
Depaz also had some advice to
pass on to anyone in a situation in-
volving an unknown animal.
"It's one of those things you just
have to learn from," he said. "Don't
attempt to approach or help a wild
animal. That's my advice to any-
body out there. There's people you
Carey added caution should be
exercised when a normally noctur-
nal animal is out during the day and
when it does not appear fearful of
Depaz started treatment Friday
at the Alachua County Center for
Disease Control and is expected to
make a full recovery.
"I'm just glad I did it because
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colony of bats that lives in "bat house" across the street emerges to cleanse the sky of much of the insect life that the lake nourishes. Many students will recall visiting
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Paying 11heir dues
Students learn to survive
By JEFF SIRMONS
STARKE Twelve miles of
pine forest, mud and scrub sepa-
rated 36 UF Army ROTC students
from civilization in 40-degree
weather. Coyotes and hyenas
howled, raising the hair off the
shivering cadets' backs. Cadets
used still-smoking matchheads
to burn off blood-sucking ticks.
The cadets were in survival
chicken. Mealor is an experi-
"Killing a chicken is essential-
knowledge even the general pub-
lic should know," he said. "If you
go to a foreign marketplace and
ask for chicken, they'll give it to
you fresh complete with feath-
ers and a clucking head."
Mealor, 18, attends UF on an
Army ROTC scholarship, which
means he signed a contract en-
suring he will be an officer in the
Army upon graduation. -
training class at Camp
Blanding, a 56,000-acre "If you don't like it, you q
National Guard facility This isn't for everyone.
about 25 miles north of A lot of students just can t cut it.
Gainesville. The out-
door overnighter was only a por-
tion of their three-day field train-
ing exercise last weekend.
From Saturday morning to
Sunday morning, they slept in a
shelter made out of a regulation
army poncho, constructed spears
and clubs and beheaded, feath-
ered and cooked roosters over
"If you're in the middle of
nowhere and you go one week
without chow, you can't wait .to
stick this bird in a pot and cook
it," said Maj. Jeffery Bailey, mili-
tary science instructor. "But first
you must know hlow."
Four of the first-year and sec-
ond-year cadets had the privilege
of beheading a rooster. They gen-
tly massaged the rooster's neck
to tranquilize it, placed its neck
underneath a stick, stepped on
both ends of the stick and quickly
pulled the body from the head.
Michael Mealor, first-year
cadet, slaughtered his rooster
easily and led his squad of nine
in feathering and skinning the
"It's important to learn ev-
erything you can, because there's
a war going on, and there's a
good chance I'll get deployed,"
Mealor said he has always
wanted to be in the military,
which is why he's learning ev-
erything he can while in ROTC in
order to lead a platoon into battle
and defend his country.
"My mom isn't too excited
about my probable deployment
to Iraq," Mealor said. "But she
knows that being deployed is
just part of my job part of the
career I've chosen."
The cadets have a greater
sense of urgency knowing they
are joining the military branch
that has suffered the most casu-
alties so' far in the Iraqi conflict
since April 2003, senior cadet
Jonathan Oblon said.
"We all take this program seri-
ously," said Oblon, who will be
an active-duty officer later this
month. "But since the start of the
war on terrorism, Sept. 11, you
see the cadets stand just a little
bit straighter and move just a
little bit faster."
Food for thought
All day the cadets stayed qui-
et, acting as if they were surviv-
ing in enemy territory. By night-
'fall, however, they relaxed a bit
and joined each other around the
fire, scratching at insect bites and
listening to jokes and war stories
from previously enlisted cadets.
Most cadets slept less than two
"I've heard many stories from
a few veterans in the pro-
uit. gram," Mealor said. "If
I get deployed- to Iraq
, or any other place, I'll be
aided by their experiences."
Waking up at 4:30 a.m.
Sunday after an uncomfortable
sleep on the damp dirt, the cadets
quietly packed their stuff in 10
minutes and marched toward the
bus, thankful it would take them
to a breakfast they didn't have to
kill, clean and cook.
While gobbling down. eggs,
grits and sausage, the cadets
talked about their experiences
the previous night, including the
traveling habits of ticks.
"Ticks travel to the warm-
est parts of your body, which
means your armpits and, well,
the groin," Mealor explained.
Mealor later removed a tick from
But no one complained about
"If you don't like it, you quit,"
Mealor said. "This isn't for ev-
eryone. A lot of students just
can't cut it."
Cadets train specifically for
opposition they may face while
in Iraq, Oblon said. Some of them
will be deployed only six months
out of college.
"You read about all these
deaths in the paper, and it hits
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UF Army ROTC cadet Thomas Cobb serves as the foundation for a bridge to help his fellow cadets cross
an imaginary river.
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UF Army ROTC cadet Michael Mealor helps pull a fellow cadet over a
wall in Sunday's field leadership course at Camp Blanding,
home to us the most," said
Stephen Smith, cadet battalion
commander. "It hurts to see those
names, but we use it as a driving
force so that we won't end up in
that section of the paper."
Cadets learn military com-
nmand in the first three years oft
The c,,.i''ersion tfron -oldier
trawinm; to officer training oc-
curs the tolloi:ing -ummer
when the cadet. attend a Leader
Deve-lopnment and A\-c-.ssment
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Fourth-vear cadets foundd like
WIorld War II veterans. a;. they
remini,-ce abLiou t their c\pe-rieiice4-
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dropped hen she a-_ about 55
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cadet Forrest \VauLhn 1 aid
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tactical raid again-t nmock en-
Last wtekend, third-\-ear
cadets o'nl\ spent thio night-
One outdoor night was can-
celed due to rain.
But by the end of the rigorous
trial, cadets were eager at the
prospect of joining the Army as a
"By the time you're a senior,
you're just cruising, waiting
for that golden bar," Oblon
said of the position's insignia.
On Sunday afternoon, the cadets
wearily loaded the bus for the
excursion home. There is one pit
The bus stops near the camp's
exit, conveniently close to a lake.
As the cadets leave the bus, the
junior cadets attack the senior
cadets, wrestling and carrying
some of the outnumbered seniors
to-the lake and tossing them in, as
tradition would have it.
The wet senior cadets load
the bus knowing that this is
the last extended experience
they will have with UF's-ROTC.
Despite facing a wet ride home,
they prepare themselves for the
future, which for some could be
"UF's ROTC has taught us
how to lead nearly every type of
person," Smith said.
"I graduate fully confident of
my ability. I know I will be as
safe as possible if I go to war, as
I have received top-of-the-line
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We offer the opportunity to
Department Alumni are now
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The Florida Players
rehearse on the
Reitz Union North
Lawn for a per-
formance of "The
Knight's Tale" by
Race-blind admissions adversely affects awards
MERIT, from page 1
Higher Education. "If the institutions specifi-
cally created to serve the common student do
not do so, who will?"
UF President Bernie Machen said he doesn't
think UF is departing from its land-grant mis-
sion by becoming more selective. UF serves its
charter and the state by boosting the economy
arid through research, he said.
"That's the part that we focus on," Machen
Machen and others have recognized the
necessity for need-based aid but are looking for
the resources to fund it.
But Martin, who did not return messages,
wrote that instead of helping the disadvan-
taged, top-notch universities compete for the
best students, "often ending up subsidizing the
education of those who need subsidies least."
Money for merit
That may be what UF is doing through its
zealous recruitment of National Merit Scholars,
and Machen said he would be willing to recon-
sider the use of more than $6 million to lure
Surveys by the College Board, the organi-
zation that makes the qualifying test for the
National Merit Scholarship Program, show that
students from affluent families consistently
score better than their disadvantaged peers.
White students also score better than Hispanics
UF touts its rankings in National Merit
Scholars on its Web site, in press releases and
even in its new branding campaign. This year's
freshman class brought 259 of them, making
UF No. 2 in the nation for the number enrolled.
The only university to recruit more was
UF also recruits National Achievement
Scholars, who are high-achieving minority
students, but that contest is much smaller. This
year's freshman class brought 40.
Sheila Dickison, director of the Honors
Program that handles the scholars, said UF
started targeting them during the term of
President Robert Marston as a way to bring tal-b
edited students to UF. The number of scholars
started increasing in the 1980s.
Dickison said the program had been "very
successful" but declined to comment further.
Interim Provost Joe Glover said the scholars
enhance the educational environment for the.
"I think they bring some of the best scholars
in the state and the nation to the university," he
said. "I think all of us like to work at exciting
places filled with bright and exciting people.
The National Merit Program is one way to
make sure campus has students of this ilk."
The university pays the scholars plenty to
create that environment.
In-state National Merit Scholars receive
$22,000 over eight semesters, or $5,500 per
academic year. Most of them also qualify for
the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which
pays up to 100 percent of tuition plus a stipend
Since in-state National Merit Scholars glean
both UF's money and the state's, the university
offers an even more generous package for out-
They receive $38,000 over eight semesters,
or $9,500 each academic year. The university
allows those out-of-state students to pay in-
state tuition, which is about $3,000 a year. Both
in-state and out-of-state students receive an ad-
ditional $2,000 for approved expenses.
Machen said he's considering putting some
of that money toward need-based aid to better
serve UF's core value of diversity. .
Admissions play a key role in the inclusive-
ness of the university, but recruiting an ethni-
cally diverse class has been harder since Gov.
Jeb Bush eliminated race as a consideration for
admissions and scholarships five years ago,
said Pat Herring, interim director of admis-
"You've got to have the tools in the box
if you're going to do the job," Herring said.
"That's one less tool in the box."
Now the admissions office gives preference
to high school students who would be the
first in their families to attend college, come
from low-income families, attend low-income
schools and come from single-parent house-
However, UF also favors legacy students,
or those who have alumni in their immediate
families. Legacies have come under political
Machen said he has discussed legacy in ad-
missions with Bush.
"I think we're all uncomfortable about it
being a significant factor," Machen said. "It is
a small factor, and I think that's probably the
right way to do it."
While recognizing that fewer minority
students might benefit from legacy, Herring
defended the practice.
"Just because they're (minority students)
less prevalent doesn't mean it's discrimina-
tory," he said. "I think that's a leap of logic."
Despite the emphasis on socio-economic
factors in admissions, many consider UF's stu-
dent body to be wealthy.
A BMW school
The joke is' that with the Bright Futures
Scholarship Program footing their tuition bills,
UF students can spend the money from their
parents' savings on luxury cars.
A Student Financial Affairs survey sug-
gests that's no joke.
Though the voluntary survey has only a 35-
percent responserate, the 2002 results showed
that the median income, of UF students'
parents was between $85,000 and $90,000.
Twenty-one percent of parents reported
incomes of more than $150,000, said Karen
Fooks, Student Financial Affairs director.
Only 14 percent reported incomes of less
than $30,000, she said..
As UF becomes more elitist, it should make
a point of including poverty in its definition of
diversity, said Terry Mills, the associate dean
for minority affairs for the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences.
Diversity is usually equated with race or
ethnicity, but UF shouldn't forget about those
who are simply poor, Mills said. .
UF's tuition is a bargain. But it's rising, and
up-front costs such as application fees, hous-
ing deposits and Preview costs can keep poor
students from choosing UF, Mills said.
"This is truly a barrier for many students,"
Though socio-economic status should be
included as an element of diversity, UF's limit-
ed resources won't allow it to serve everyone.
"We're bulging at the seams already," Mills
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
UF officials are looking to guarantee
low-income students a debt-free college
education in a proposal they hope to
announce this Summer.
As tuition increases, UF President
Bernie Machen is concerned that some
qualified students might not be able to
afford a UF education. So he's meeting
with Student Financial Affairs to see
how much it would cost the university
to pick up the tuition tab for students
below a certain income.
"Our hope would be to wipe out the
loan part," Machen said.
It's what Harvard, the University of
Michigan and other prestigious schools
do to provide access to higher educa-
Manny Fernandez, chairman of the
university's highest governing body,
the Board of Trustees, has been help-
ing with the proposal. He said the
guarantee would be a moral move that
UF diversity and
the right thing to do," Fernandez said.
"I meet with a lot of kids who are ac-
cepted here but cannot come."
The issue is how much UF can af-
ford to put into the program, which
will determine the income level that
will qualify students. Harvard's cutoff
is $60,000, Machen said, but UF would
probably aim closer to the national
The university realizes what a com-
mitment such a program would be,
Fernandez said. The school would have
to honor it consistently for the message
to be taken seriously.
"When you commit to something
like this, you have let the genie out of
the bottle forever," Fernandez said.
The average loan for undergraduate
students is $4,138, and nearly 40 percent
of last year's freshman class applied
for need-based aid, Student Financial
Affairs Director Karen Fooks said.
Minority students made up about 50
percent of students applying for need-
based aid, Machen said.
Financial aid is a crucial part of
low-income students' decision to go
to college or which college to attend,
"Our aid packages would help to
recruit students from a diverse back-
ground because we're focusing on a
population that's needier than most,"
Low-income students are less famil-
iar with financial aid and more likely
to fear debt and overestimate the cost
of college, .Fooks said. Pitching a no-
debt college education at middle and
high schools might show low-income
students that a college education is pos-
sible for them and encourage academic
preparedness, she said.
S"I think that's a very powerful mes-
sage," Fooks said. "That would cer-
tainly be very attractive to a number of
students when they're trying to decide
whether to go to a local community col-
lege or even another state university."
Smart students often realize too late
they can afford college, and by that time,
their academic record doesn't put them
in a position to go to college, Fooks.said.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E ALLIGATORs 23
Murder conviction hardly soothes a family's loss
By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Surrounded by a bevy of ceramic
angels, Barbara Harris-Mitchell sat
in her living room with her shoes off
and slowly sifted through a home-
made scrapbook last week. One of
the last pictures in the book is of her
He was four months old at the
time, struggling. in his mother's
arms as he reaches for his father,
whose body lies in an open casket.
On Thursday, an Alachua
County judge sentenced Willie
James Hudson to 30 years in prison
for the July 2, 2003, shooting deaths
of Gainesville resident John Adkins,
28, and Kevin Harris, Harris-
Mitchell's eldest son.
Through three court trials two
of which ended without a verdict -
prosecutors maintained that Kevin
Harris, 29, climbed into Hudson's
car to buy cocaine from Adkins,
the driver. Hudson, who was in the
backseat, attempted to rob Harris
of approximately $8,000 in drug
money, but when his intended vic-
tim fought back, Hudson, 30, shot
Harris to death.
During the struggle, Adkins was'
killed when a stray bullet hit him in
the back of the head.
Although pleased that the trial has
finally concluded, Harris-Mitchell
said she and her family are still cop-
ing with their loss and memories of
Kevin Harris' violent end.
Eyvette Harris, 35, was five
months pregnant when her daugh-
ter ran into their home screaming
about her uncle's death.
"I told her to shut up, don't say
that," Eyvette Harris said. "But she
said, "'Mama, it's for real,' and I
could tell by the look in her eyes that
she was serious."
The girl, 9-year-old Rey'jjean
Harris, had been playing along a
neighborhood street when a silver
Buick sped by and crashed into a
nearby house. Inside the car, draped
over the center console, was the
body of her uncle.
When Eyvette Harris arrived at
the Northeast Fifth Avenue address,
she could only watch as police ex-
amined Kevin Harris' body.
"I could see my brother's leg
hanging out, and I thought they
weren't helping him," Eyvette Harris
said. "I didn't know he was dead."
Blocked by yellow crime scene
tape and unable to reach her brother,
Eyvette Harris struggled with police
officers and started having contrac-
tions. Her baby, named for Kevin
Harris,. was born two months later,
eight weeks premature, and died
from labor complications.
A day after a jury found Hudson
guilty, Eyvette Harris sat in her liv-
ing room in an apartment located
off Northeast Eighth Avenue. Her
neighborhood, located in what is
commonly known as the Gainesville
"projects," is a close-knit commu-
nity where old- folks wave from
front porches and children scramble
to the street with money for the ice-
Wrapped in a bathrobe, Eyvette
Harris was sleepy-eyed but eager to
talk about her brother.
"I was telling him that for
every criminal job, there's
a legal job to do it. I told
him, 'If you really want to
be a drug dealer, maybe
we can get you into Santa
Fe [Community College],
and you could become
a pharmacist,' and we'd
Kevin Harris' sister
During his life, Kevin Harris
faced charges of grand-theft, battery
and possession of cocaine, according
to Alachua County records.
However, Eyvette Harris 'said
her brother's criminal history fails to
depict his true character.
Though she readily admitted
Kevin Harris sold drugs for a living,
she said he was a good person.
"I was telling him that for every
criminal job, there's a legal job to do
it," she said, smiling. "I told him, 'If
you really want to be a drug dealer,
maybe we. can get you into Santa
Fe [Community .College], and you
could become a pharmacist,' and
Eyvette Harris said her brother
helped house friends when they
were evicted and footed their elec-
tric bills and jail bonds when they
were short on cash. He spoiled
his nephews and nieces and the
children of the neighborhood with
pocket money and small gifts.
"He' never had nothing to stay
out of jail; he had no responsibili-
ties as far as a house, paying bills
- none of that stuff," Eyvette Harris
said. "All he did was spend.his drug
money on other people."
But Kevin Harris' carefree na-
ture changed in March 2003 when
his girlfriend, Kimbree Anderson,
gave birth to the couple's only child,
It was Tristan's birth that con-
vinced Kevin Harris to give up deal-
ing drugs, Eyvette Harris said.
At the time, however, he was
facing drug-related criminal charges
and a possible prison sentence.
Believing he needed a private at-
torney to' win his case, Kevin told
his family he would complete one
more drug deal so he could afford
the lawyer before "retiring."
"I kept saying, 'You ain't tired of
going to jail? You're not good at what
you're doing. Your job ain't working
- you keep getting caught,'" Eyvette
Harris said. "But he said, 'I got a son
Harris-Mitchell still lives on the
road where her son was killed. She
remembers Kevin Harris as the joker-
in the family, the one who could al-
ways make you laugh. He enjoyed
fishing trips with his family and
wore army fatigues almost every
day of his adult life.
"It wasn't like he was a gangster,
walking up. and down the street
- that's not how Kevin should be
portrayed at all," Harris-Mitchell
said. "Kevin was a nice person. He'd
give you the shirt off his back."
Originally from- Philadelphia,
Harris-Mitchell moved her three
children to Florida in 1980, leaving
behind memories of domestic abuse
and her husband's violent death.
"Alcohol used to tell my daddy
my mama was cheating," Eyvette
Wielding mops and brooms, she
and her brothers would hit their
father to keep him from hurting
Harris-Mitchell when they were
children. At one point, when her
father was beating her mother into.
a corner, Eyvette Harris managed to
drag a shotgun out from a bedroom,
and as Kevin Harris propped up the
gun's barrel, Eyvette Harris took a
shot at her father. She was nine.
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Standing near the site where he was killed, Kevin Miller's mother,
Barbara Harris-Mitchell, and niece hold photos honoring his- life.
Beal Butler managed to escape
death that night, but six years later,
Kevin Harris' half-brother, Calvin,
stabbed Butler to death, also while
defending his mother.
Because Butler died when Kevin
Harris was a child, he didn't have
much of a father growing up. As a
result, he was determined to be there
for Tristan and promised to stop deal-
ing drugs, Eyvette Harris said.
"It meant something when
he had a son, to be a father it
changed his life," she said. "It was
the first positive moment in which
I saw my brother was really trying
to change ... He didn't have to die.
Willie did not have to play God."
As strains from an ice cream
truck melody seeped into the room,
Eyvette Harris sat on the edge of her
fuchsia sofa, leafing through a copy
of the program she put together for
her brother's funeral. On the back of
each pamphlet is a picture of Kevin
Harris at the beach, fishing. Linda
Jo Jackson's poem "I am Free" is
printed on the ocean waves.
"He was easy-going, he was gen-
tle, he never said goodbye he'd
always say 'I'll holla' at 'ya later,'"
Eyvette Harris said, smiling. "He'd
always say, 'Goodbye is permanent
I ain't going nowhere.'"
UF resource center open to all students with disabilities
* THERE MAY BE AT LEAST 1,000 STUDENTS
WHO ARE NOT RECEIVING SPECIAL-NEEDS AID.
By CRYSTAL HENRY
Alligator Contributing Writer
When Brooke Nelms sits down for dinner, she has to make
sure she has the next three to four hours free.
Nelms, a graduating senior at UF, was diagnosed two
weeks ago with an inflammatory bowel disease known as
Crohn's disease, which she said causes her to have to use the
restroom eight or nine times after she eats anything.
"I can't eat dairy, raw vegetables, tomato paste, large
amounts of protein, highly refined carbs, caffeine, sugar or al-
cohol," Nelms said. "So basically, no eating or drinking at all."
Nelms said she is living on a diet of Sunny Delight because
tests run last week involved drinking three Dixie cups of barium,
so doctors could see if she had a blockage in her intestines.
Rick Nelson, the program assistant for the. Disability
Resources Center at UF, said Nelms is a perfect candidate for
help from the university.
She got out of the hospital the day before school started this
semester, and she has missed so many Spanish classes that she
will automatically lose 10 percent of her participation grade.
"I really want to go to class, but some days it's
Student impossible," she said. "I'd have to get up and go
Life to the bathroom so much I wouldn't be in there
long enough to learn anything anyway."
Nelson said he wishes students like Nelms would come to
the center early in their academic career because although 1,400
students are registered for help, he believes there are at least
2,500 to 3,000 students who need help and are not registered.
"I think the problem is that these students don't know about
us," he said. "And then there are some brave students who just
don't want to ask for help and try to go it alone."
Nelms said.she was not aware there was anyone on campus.
who could help her.
She said she could have graduated with her bachelor's
degree in political science in December, but because she was
in the hospital during an exam last Spring, she failed the class.
She could not register for her Fall classes on time.
Nelson said he could have helped Nelms if she had come
to him earlier in her academic career and would try to help
her if she would come to the center.
He said the program helps students with all-disabilitieS-:
If a blind person needs to take a multiple-choice test, the
program will provide someone to read the test aloud, he
If a student in a wheelchair has a class in a building on
campus Without wheelchair access, they will move the class
to a building that has it, he said.
. Nelson said in cases like-Nelms', the program informs a
student's teachers that he or she needs to be excused from
classes or tests. Nelson said the excuse is not meant to l~ a
crutch but is meant to relieve the student's stress.
"We're just waiting to help our students," Nelson said.
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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)
** 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/personl
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
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
HOUSES AT UF
2 and 3BR from $719
Carport, wood floors, pets ok
Call for appointment 371-7777
WALK TO UF
land 2 BRs from $560
Pets ok, wood floor option
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease.
Sun Island Properties .
Want a bigger 2 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
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S1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings i11' Motorcycles. Mopeds 16 ,Health Servieg : 21 Entertainment4;i-':
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 -Typing Services, 22 lTickets ,: r .
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Tired of roommates?!
Huge 1/1 dishwasher, patio/balcony
Tennis, bball, monitored alarm
Move-in specials, leasing now & fall
Open weekends, call 376-4002
We are what you're looking for!
2BR/1.5BA TH with W/D for $639!
Alarms, Free UF parking, pets OK
Now leasing for 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!
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H, covered patio, DW, verticals,
W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$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. Alamat 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-Rert (367-7368) 4-20-71-2
3BR/2BA House $950
1 BR/1BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
374-8579 x 1.4-20-70-2
1/2 PRICE APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
PET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee. 2BR
townhomes, duplexes. Privacy fence, mod--
ern appliances, ceiling fans, SW. Private
owner, please leave detailed message.
$450-525/mo 331-2099 4-7-60-2
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!!!
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 Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft e0 $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
Beautiful/quiet 0 376-2507
All the space you need only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
DUCK POND! Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1BR $699 2BR $839 3BR $999
$150 dep. Full size W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Center!
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL!
*Spacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
* 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
* 4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW 20th
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
AVAIL. AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house. Ceramic
tile floors, extra game room, fenced yard,
pet ok, wash/dry provided. 1330 NW 39th
St. 339-2342 for directions $1250/mo 4-
Rent With Us Today,
Buy With Us Tomorrow!
Condo, House & Townhouse Rentals
Ask About Our Lucrative
Tenant Rewards Program!
2BR/1 BA Downtown $515/mo
3BR/3BA Townhouse $800/mo
3BR/2BA near SFCC $925/mo
Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118
*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*
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 style!!
1 & 2 BR, Private patios, walking
distance to UF, next to Sorority Row,
Alarm, pets OK, W/D, HUGE bdrs & walk-
in closets. "Walk to UF" Call 372-7111
DEAL OF A 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
*Sorority Row Area*
1940's vintage stone 2BR/1 BA apt. Beautiful
hardwood floors. $675/mo 375-8256 4-20-
*8 Blocks to UF*
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. Best deal in town.
Starting at $550.mo 375-8256 4-20-30-2
*Sorority Row Area*
Cute 2BR/1BA brick duplex behind Norman
Hall. $650/mo 375-8256 4-20-30-2
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
1 BRs & 2.5BRs. $275-700/mo
Progressive thinkers preferred. View at:
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 0 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 1st!. 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-?
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 372-1509 4-20-30-2
U For Re-nt. I l For. Rent
unfurnished J -. unfurnished
2BR/1BA apt mins from campus, Shands.
35% off for summer only lease. Spacious,
repainted, new carpets & new appliances.
Beautiful backyard. $950/mo. Call Anthony
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
WE HAVE UPN
Sun Bay Apts 376-6720
Be near everything at The Oaks!
Start at $525 for 1 bdrm, $675
for 2 bdrm, & $825 for 3 bdrm
Remodels Available! Call for move
in specials today at 331-88361 4-12-20-2
Hampton Oaks brand new lux: apts.
behind Oaks Mall. 2 bdrms start
at $850/mo & 3bdrm at $1200/mo
w/move-in special of up to 2 mo
FREE rent! Call 333-8643 today! 4-12-20-2
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-
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 373-7578
University Terrace Gainesville
4/4 Individual Leases
Furnished Living Area
W/D, Pool $405/mo
Union Properties 373-7578
Walking Distance to UF
1433 NW 3rd Avenue
2BR 1.5BAW/D h/up
3 units available in quad
Union Properties 373-7578
Off SW 35th Place
Like New Townhouse
2BR 2.5BA W/D, Pool
Union Properties 373-7578
Vacation with USI 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 1BAApts $515-525/mo
5 BIks to UF! 840 Sq Ft 829 SW 5th Avenue,
St. Croix Apts Central H &Air, inclds wtr, swg,
pst ctrl, garbage. Call Merrill Management
Inc. 372-1494 4-7-14-2
** 2BR 2.5 BA **
Brighton Park Condo
Beautiful end unit townhome,
W/D, DW, alarm, pool, -1200.sq ft
Many extras. Bus rt SW 34 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.
*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.
**HISTORIC VICTORIAN APT**
10 blocks to UF. Quaint 1 BR/1 BA apt. w/ wd
firs, fans, hi ceiling, Pets Ok. Avail Aug 1st
$450/mo 225 SW 3rd Ave. Call 376-2184
INDIVIDUAL LEASES AVAILABLE
NOWAND FALL SEASON
Convenient UF access A
$325 to $575
Action Real Estate Services
ROCKWOOD VILLAS avail Aug 1, 2005.
3BR/3BA townhouse. Incl 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!
Campus Realty 692-3800
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
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LIVE STUDY PLAY
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
eto 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/1BA 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
1 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:
1BR 1BA1Blk to UF!
1218 SW3rd Avenue -
Wood Floors, Window A/C, $400/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR 1BAApts 1 Block to UF
New Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht
1210 SW 3rd Avenue $540/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494
3BR 1 BA Home with wood floors
Central H & Air, Washer/Dryer Hkups
1100 sq.ft. $725/mo, Off NE 16th Ave.
1050 NE 13th Place. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2
1BR IBAApts 1 Blkto UF! $460/mo
1236 SW4th Ave. Grad II Apts
Central H &Air, Carpet, Inclds
Waier, swg, pest control & garbage ,
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
1 Room Studio, with full kitchen.
$450/mo Across from Stadium. Newly
Remodeled. Tile Floors, Screened Porch,
Great Location. Avail in May.
.1806 1/2 NW 2nd Ave.
Merrill Management Inc 372-1494 4-7-5-2
2BR 1BAApt, 1 Block to UF,
Central H & Air, Tile Floors
1236 SW 1 stAve. $585/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
* HOUSES* 359-2000
2BR 1 BA $595 1953 NW 31st PI.
2BR 1 BA $595 431 SE 7th St.
Available Summer & Fall
Studios & 1 BRs $350 to $750
2BRs & 3BRs $425 to $850
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.
Absolutely perfect 3BR/2BA in Millhopper.
Convenient to UF & shopping. Huge yard,
remodeled interior, wd firs. Truly great
house! W/D hkups; No dogs. Prof or grads
pref. 2006 NW 36th Terr. $999/mo 215-7199
Adorable 2BR/1.5BA cottage on bus line.
W/D hkups. No dogs. 2943 NW 6th St. $640/
mo. 215-7199 4-20-14-2
Historic house, hd wd firs, Ig front porch, lots
of charm. Studio & IBR avail. 306 NE 6th St.
$400-500/mo. Call 379-4952 4-20-14-2
LIVE IN THE DUCKPONDI
Avail May 1 or 2 BRs in 3BR/1BA house.
Quietptreet. MUST LOVE DOGS. Lease
length neg. Can furn. Call Annie 352-284-
F or' Rent u l '* es .:-*- e'
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Huge 1BR/1BA apt. Great dog home. Huge
shared courtyard. Has everything, huge
walk-in closet. Screened 'porch, good se-
curity. Avail 5/1. Rent neg. 386-212-5502
Apts and townhouses
621 SW 10th St. Gainesville
Walk to UF
Behind Norman Hall
Brand new leasing for fall
2BR/2.5BA, 2-story townhouse in Haystacks.
Quiet area. W/D incl. Pets welcome.Available
now. $700/mo Call 727-647-7908 4-8-5-2
1BR/1BR at Pine Rucsh. Pool. Laundry
Room. Quiet area. $429/mo with 1st month
FREE. No security deposit. Call 692-4352
3/2 HOUSE, 1550 sq ft, large corner lot,
den w/fireplace, W/D hkup inside, over-
sized 1 car garage/workshop. $895/mo 906
NE 19th Place. Call 352-373-4311 http:
Spacious 1BR/1BA house w/large garage
space in Duckpond. Newly renovated, brand
new energy efficient appliances incl W/D,
tankless water heater, cent AC/H, shed, wd
firs, new paint. Call for appt. 352-336-2189
HOUSE 2BR/1BA $695/mo. W/D, cent H/
AC, 2.5 mi. North of UF. Call 352-214-1722
2 BEDROOM MOVE IN TODAY!
* Only $530 -540 month!
* Great Pools Pets Welcome!
* Walk to UF & Shands!
* 372-7555 Open wkends!
2BR/2.5BA luxury townhouse, 1200 sq ft, big
bedrms, huge living rm & kitchen. Everything
is newly 5 min to UF. Avail Aug $975 352-447-
5795, cell 422-2967 4-20-13-2
3BR/2BA house close to UF campus. Avail
Aug 1st, tile floors, new kitchen, large fenced
yard, cent AC, $1125/mo. Drive by 3423 NW
1st Ct. Call Marty 514-2855 4-20-13-2
FALL & SUMMER ARE HERE!
Contact us for a complete listing
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
DUCKPOND historic home, 3 big BR, 3BA,
wood floors, W/D, greenhouse, 2,500 sq ft,
$1350 + util, 15 min bike ride to UF, 820 NE
5th Ave. 335-8874 4-8-4-2
Ask About Our Move-In
Specials & Giveaways
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW62nd Blvd 373-6330
Ask About Our Move In
Specials & Giveaways
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm,. Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 371-8009
1 BR/1 BA Loft $513/mo. Bridgelight complex
avail May 1, No deposit, just move in.
Option to stay after August, sign new lease
at same rate. 813-679-0053 4-14-8-2
CONVENIENT NW 3BR HOME Close to
everything. Updated w/new appliances.
1400 sq ft, W/D hk-ups. Quiet. $850/mo.
Available now. 820 NW 29th PI. Call 214-
*1 BLOCK TO UF*
Avail July or Aug 1st. 2BR/2.5BA townhouse,
W/D, DW, monitored sec sys. Pets ok. $925/
mo. Call Todd 472-1286 4-11-5-2
Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo
Now til Aug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all
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 4-20-13-3
5 min walk to UF/sorority row, bus, F room-
mate. Avail May-July. ALL utils incl. Furn,
ethernet, gym; pool. $400/mo 786-246-3049
1BR/1BA w/W/D hkups, avail 4/29/2005
$525/mo, located in quiet condominium
community of Rustic Springs. 1923 NW 23rd
Blvd, Apt.#122. Josh 317-8776 4-13-20-3
4BR/2BA Avail 5/1 8/1. 1, 2, 3 or 4 BR @
$415/ea Unfurn. 1 block from Criser. Please
call Ashley 772-201-6158 4-7-15-3
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 4-20-24-3
***WALK TO CLASSO*O
1/1 in 2/1 house behind Norman Hall. Great
location and very cheap. Avail April 25. Call
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 see!! Everything included. 786-
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 late! 305-
1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2BA apt avail May 1st Aug
10th at Melrose Apts W/D, utils, ethernet +
cable incl in rent. Fully furn. Call Korinne at
1 BR/1 BA LOFT TOWNHOUSE
May 1stthru 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.All summer
Walk to campus, great pool
New furniture & carpet, $400/mo
includes all, Call 407-310-3957 4-6-11-3
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 4-7-12-3
Campus Lodge Apts. May rent free.
.Everything included. $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 email@example.com 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-
1BR/1BA. RIGHT ACROSS FROM UF.
Available May 1st w/option to renew. $445/
mo. Call 813-624-2946 4-6-9-3
Rent May-Aug $469/mo price NEG. Pool
view, utils incl, female, 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA.
Call 352-262-7887 4-8-11-3
Summer sublease available WINDSOR
HALL 2 blocks from campus. 1 BR suite $600
utils incl. Laundry room, swimming pool, ca-
ble, ethernet. Call 516-650-4037 5-24-24-3
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 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA $340/mo, pvt BA, W/D,
furn, all utils incl, ethernet, cable, lease from
May-Aug, 1st mo 1/2 off. Great Deal! Call
Walk 2 class. Summer Sub. Huge 1BR/1BA,
pool, W/D, walk-in closet, cable internet @
Museum Walk. $300 price neg. Call 941-238-
$240/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE
+ 1/3 UTIL
3BR/2BA Boardwalk Apt.
Call PK 954-682-5979
or call 904-705-1689 4-8-9-3
Reduced $450 @ The Exchange
Furnished 1BR/1 BA in 2/2
Kitchen, living room, porch, W/D,
Female please. 772-473-0560. 4-5-5-3
COUNTRYSIDE APT -
1 BR/1.BA 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 summerA & B. Sublease 1 BR in 4BR/
2BA furn University Glades apt. $350/mo all
utils inclE (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 352-372-3788 4-5-5-3
Females only summer A, B, orC, 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 neg.
Buses 9 & 34. Call 904-424-2834 4-5-5-3
Homestead Apt Sublease
Now thru July 31st, renewal optional. 2 BR/2
BAW/D hook-up, pool, gym, bus stops, laun-
dromat, pets ok $679.mo Please call 378-
2699 or 317-4507 4-5-5-3
Sublease SPYGLASS apt May to July 31.
1 BR/I 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 352-870-9111 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 Mill Run
for summer. $299/mo + utils. WID, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Beautiful Historic apt. 1 BR/1 BA available
now in SE historic district. Water and mainte-
nance incl. $460/mo OBO. Call 262-1484 for
Lexington May thru Aug sublease 1 BR/BA in
4BR/BA. Includes util, fum, pool, appliances,
bus rt. $900 whole summer. Call Jose 561-
317-5603, email@example.com 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-4urn
& 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/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt. $360/mo, incl utils,
cable, 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.
Avail. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 4-7-6-3
2BR/2BA Oxford Manor $363 each.
Negotiable. W/D, pool, weight room, tanning,
3 bus rts, furniture avail. Call 239-671-3148
or 561-635-8671 4-7-5-3
4BR/4BA avail.May Aug in Campus Lodge.
Very negotiable w/.price & rental time. VERY
CLEAN! Call 561-251-8842 4-7-5-3
University Commons May-Aug Fully fur-
nished1 BR in 4BR/2BA $295/mo. Aug rent
FREE. Call 813-966-8324 4-7-5-3
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 N ALLIGATOR,27
4 BLOCKS TO UF!
1BR/BA avail May Aug. Fully furn all
utils included + internet, W/D, balcony,
pool. Rent negotiable 352-262-6824 or
GAINESVILLE PLACE $350/mo
1/1 in 4/4 May Aug. Furn, all utils incl.
Female only. Call Camille 407-970-8537
Gainesville Place Apts for summer sublease.
1BR/1BA avail in 2BR/2BA all utils, cable,
internet, incl. Fully furn. Close to campus.
2 bus stops on prop. Call 386-566-8046,
SUBLEASE 4/14-8/14, 2BR/2.5BA. Many
amenities inc. W/D, $649/mo Call 332-5344
Gainesville Place 1BR/BA Fully furnished,
all utilities included, on 3 bus routes. Lots of
amenities! Avail. May -Aug. Rent negotiable!
Summer Sublease May July 31. Furn 1 BR/
1BA in 3BR/3BA at Hidden Lake. $510/mo
incl W/D, ethernet, gym, pool, tanning bed
& cable. On bus route 8. Call 904-622-6263
Summer sublease at University Glades
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Huge walk-in closet!
Furniture optional. Price negotiable. Call
1BR/1BA avail May-Aug. Aug free. $400/
mo fully furnished, ethernet, utilities, cable
included. Rent neg. Call 727-433-1607 4-
(5/1 8/6) 3+ spaces available.
Sorority Row $300/mo includes:
ROYAL VILLAGE APT. For only
$350/month + 1/4 electric! 1BR
in a 4BR/2BA. Females only.
Call 561-234-9220 4-7-5-3
DOWNTOWN sublease May/June/July
Arlington Sq. w/pool 1 min to clubs
1 BR w/bath in 3BR townhouse
Other roommates away for summer
Now ONLY $450/mo 352-222-7797 4-14-
GET YOUR OWN APT!
Lg 1 BR/BA in Picadelli. Avail Now July 31st.
Great location, close to everything. $500/mo
1BR apt avail May July. 5 min walking dist
to UF. Gated porch. Ideal for pets. Trees give
shade & privacy. W/D & pool onsite. Walk-in
closet. 904-874-3887 4-8-5-3
Students Attention, are you interested in
an apartment with a view? Wake up every
morning to the Gainesville skyline. $459/mo.
Contact me to sublease. A plus: utilities in-
cluded 379-9126 4-8-5-3
2BR/1BA HOUSE. W/D incl, hd wd floors,
lots of space, walking distance to campus.
Sublease 1 room or both. Avail end of Apr to
Aug 14th. Call 256-6714 4-8-5-3
1BR in Campus Lodge, fully furn, pvt bath-
room, all utils incj vaulted ceilings, valued
at $519/mo Subleasing for $375/mo from
May 1st mid Aug. Call Joy 786-210-9453
1BR spacious apt in Duckpond 5 min from
UF. Responsible grad or professional pref.
Available immed. $400. Call 917-612-5173.
Summer sublease at Hidden Lake. 1 of
2BR/2BA. Call Jessica @ 863-860-7270 for
more info. 4-15-10-3
Very cheap rent. Huge house 2 blks from
campus. 2BRs avail. Indiv lease avail. Avail
May 1st to Aug. Call 954-260-4377 Michelle
for more info, or Jenny 407-493-4049 4-8-
F sub wanted for summer 1 bed/pvt bath.
Gainesville Place Apt. $440 or neg. May-July,
all util incl. New w/gym, 2 pools, park. Off
Archer Rd. busstop in complex. 727-488-
1 rm in house $285 mo + uiti & cbl
3 mo sublese first mo free, great loc off
34th st. Wash/dry quiet area. 352-375-1353
1 or 2BR avail for summer sublease in 3/2.5
townhouse. Walking distance to Butler Plaza
& 1 mi to UF. Avail, furn or unfurn, W/D. Call
Clliff at 561-252-0819 4-20-12-3
May to Aug. $380 is all you pay! Util, wire-
less, furn incl. Free tanning, pool, hottub,
fitness center, comp lab, tennis, bus route
WALK TO CLASS 1BR/1BA next to pool
& laundry, walk-in closet, outdoor patio,
COLLEGE PARK $500/mo. Call Derek 352-
219-9073, email@example.com 4-11-5-3
Female only roommate for summer sub-
lease. 1.5 mi Hidden Lake Apt 1BR/1BA
spacious, W/D incl. Pets allowed. For more
information. Call Maegan 352-745-2377
University Glades Sublease!! SUMMER:
May Aug. Price neg. BR w/personal bath
in 3/3 apt. Incl all util. Furniture avail. Call
Stacey 352-336-1968 4-20-12-3
LIVE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!!
ALL rooms in furnished 3/3 townhouse
Huge bedrooms/closets, 2 balconies,
free tan/cable, courts, pool, gated
May -August, $1170/mo 727-743-7240
Sublease room May July 31st. The Laurels.
$265/mo + 1/3 utils & cable. Call Megan 321-
$225/mo, SUMMER SUBLEASE + 1/3 utils,
in 3BR/2BA, Aspen Ridge Apt. Please call
CAMPUS LODGE APT for sublease May
to Aug only $350/mo (regular $510/mo) incl
everything from furn to elec. Pvt BA, vaulted
ceilings, poolside. Many upgrades. Call Nick
SUMMER SUBLEASE 2 rooms @ University
Commons 4/2 apt. $385/mo each. Inci util &
cable. Avail now Aug. Call 954-895-0884 or
904-377-9346 CLOSE TO UF. 4-11-5-3
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
GIRLS ONLY 2 rooms one April, one May to
July 31. Each w/pvt baths. Cent AC, W/D,
cable incl. Internet-ready. $350/mro 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 4-20-38-4
2BR/1BA SW 5th Ave by Credit Union/
Norman Hall/hospital/buses for city/UF.
Laundry/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-
Live in luxury above Starbucks & Dragonfly
Sushi. Room w/pvt bath avail mins from UF,
Shands, etc. Spacious luxury house. Hard
wood floors throughout., new appliances.
$449/mo. Call Anthony Vargas 337-1330
N/S ROOMMATE needed for fall and/or
summer for 3BR home near rfall. 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-
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
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 4-8-12-4
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 55th
St. Call Lisa for details @ 352-514-1763
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 for
-more info. 4-8-10-4
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
2M roommates needed for 3BR Millpond
twnhs fully furn; king beds, hi spd net, cable,
W/D, pool, near UF, on UF bus rt, $45.0
& 1/3 util, Chris 407-340-8585 or email
U1l Roommates ]
$350/mo + 1/3 utils. 2BR/2BA avail in 3BR/
3BA townhouse. Wood floors, washer/dryer,
high-speed internet. Call Colleen 954-857-
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 email@example.com
Female wanted. Prof, college student, NS,
2BR/1BA 1300 sq ft $380/mo W/D, incl.
Close to UF & Duckpond. Avail 6/1 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 727-433-0?29 4-5-5-4
Large 2/1 apartment on 13th next to Norman
Hall. $320/mo plus 1/2 utilities, lease from
July July. Female preferred, cool person
required. 514-6408 or firstname.lastname@example.org
0 0 0
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 roommate needed for NW 39th Ave
home. $475/mo, all utilities incl, internelfully
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
4BR/2BA HOUSE $450/mo utils incl. Avail
now. Furnished. Call 321-438-4295 4-7-5-4
Female Roommates Needed for 3BR/2BA
house. Pets welcome! Everything included in
$450 rent! Furn available, wireless internet,
digital cable, W/D and much more. Please
call Kathryn @ 352-367-9376 or 352-246-
Roommate needed to share beautiful 3/2
house in NW Gainesville. Min to UF. Fully
furn, pets welcome. Huge fenced yard, W/D,
DW. Available immediately. Vicky at 386-
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a l Roommates Roommates
0 l Real Estate -1 01 Furnishings 1J
LUXURY TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
fully furn. (all brand new), pool, gym. F room-
mate needed. N/S, serious student. $425/mo
+ il.2 utils (free ethernet) Iv msg 786-246-
OVERSIZED BEDROOM! Room for 2!
Can be furnished/unfurnished. Move
avail. 4/4. Located across the st. from
campus. Call 941-685-9691 or email
ARC ofAlachua County
Male roommate wanted: Nice Man with de-
velopmental disablilites is looking to share
rent and utilities with roommate in spacious
apt. within walking distance of SFCC. Apply
in person with HR Department at 3303 NW
83rd St. or call 334-4060 4-8-5-4
Beautiful home in trees on quiet street near
UF. Quiet for study. Gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, hi-spd DSL internet, cable TV, W/D,
cent A/C, Ig yard, cats welcome. $340 + utils.
Room in NW home. $325/mo incl utils &
DSL. No pets, mature male non-drinker/
smoker. Avail 5/1/05 (flex) Scott 335-8209
M/F NS grad student/prof for room in 3BR/
2BA house near Vet School & Shands. Lease
expires 7/31. $350/mo neg + 1/3 utils. Call
Josh 372-0860 4-20-12-4
Avail starting 5/1 Share beautiful 3BR/2BA
home on 2 care lot $475/mo utils incl. 850-
NS roommate for fall to share charming 3/3
townhouse apt. 2 mi from campus on bus rt.
Rent $400/mo + utils. Exceptional amenities.
Call 352-613-4822 or 310-600-7104 4-7-3-4
M/F roommate for 2 rooms in 3/2 house
$450/mo everything included, W/D, cable
internet, completely furnished. Call Jen at
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buyers!-Mastercard and Visa accepted over
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Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered'prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5
NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price or condition. 352-264-7347
or .visit us at www.happygatorhomes.com
The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats,
or view the University from your 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Prices starting in the $180's
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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
WANT ALL YOUR. FRIENDS TO BE
JEALOUS OF YOU NEXT YEAR?
Own + live in a new luxury campus-
area condo. Over 10 new projects to
choose from at affordable prices. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call today
352-281-3551 Matt Price Campus Realty
HOT STUDENT CONDOS NEAR UF
Save Thousandss When You Buy Now.
FREE LIST of Great Local Condos.
Campus Realty Group
1BR/1 BA LOFT CONDO
ELEGANT BOHEMIAN STYLE. Interior fea-
tures a customized kitchen, bath & balcony,
convt to UF, Shands, VA & mall. Amp. pking.
$73,800 352-222-2942 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
Great Homes Near UF
STOP Renting. Own Your Home.
FREE LIST of Campus Area Homes
Campus Realty Group
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
CUTE 2BR/2BA CONDO. Quiet neighbor-
hood conv to mall & UF. End unit. High ceil-
ings. Loft style master BR w/separate study.
$95,500. Call 352-246-1802 4-8-6-5
BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil-
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new,
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372-
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
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 $89@Single sets $390King
sets $990From estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Washer & Dryer 1 yr lease $300,
1 semester $160. Call 332-0602 or 318-
4-PIECE BEDROOM SET
Includes: bed, dresser w/attached mirror,
nightstand armoire. Sacrifice at $325 OBO.
419-799-9181 Eric 4-7-7-6
Excellent Cond $700 OBO. 372-1138 (after-
noon or 378-5524 4-7-5-6
Dresser $35, queen sz bed $60, window AC
8000 BTU $75, 19" color TV $40, dorm fridge
sm $40, VHS movie camera $65, lawnmower
$60, electric mower $60, musical cuckoo
clock $65 Call 335-5326 4-6-2-6
r-i~A+ nrrputEr =EEk
-.1 WI, Mma" House, Cal-I
Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
M/F Cert MCSE technicians. 333-8404.
*G'ville Computer Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC. .
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
- computer/laptop repair
- networks, wireless, virus
- we BEAT all prices!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
$101 TV'S, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES!
Police Seized! From $10! Info: 800-749-
8128 ext M974 4-20-31-8
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or-a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-89-9
RED ROAD BIKE $175 OBO
Late 80's, Panasonic, 51cm, ex cond, dx-
1000, w/Shimano components, cro-mo fits
5'4" to 5'9". Recent tune-up. Please call Nick
Private,.Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve nowl Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies,. glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional cooking utensils.
R.W.Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939. 4-20-71-10
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
SUNFISH SAILBOAT 14'
w/trailer. Good condition. $150 871-7012
"College Survival Tips" e-book. Download
with credit card- or e-check; or pay by check
and receive in e-mail. Only $8 at www.realti
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC -
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW67th Place
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on web-
** CASH PAID FOR MOTORCYCLES **
SCOOTERS, DIRT BIKES in ANY condition,
Running or Not, Titles orNot.
PROMPT PICK UP. Call ANYTIME
352-495-7769 Please leave message
Scooters from $599. Largest section
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 8-15-43-11
BMW R60/5 1972
Garage kept. 14,000 miles. $12501OBO Call
W II -Au Ltos9
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL.
*Running or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don,@ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS Buy@SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
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1 II l Help Wanted
) 3 Help Wanted
3 I- "Fielp :W~artecd" "i1-'Help Wanted .
Best Cars Lowest Prices the independent forida
4-20-71-1212 al itorO
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available .
Call Steve 338-5142.
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring your W2 & drive home today. Cash
cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
now 338-1999 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
We finance anyone! $2000 discount off fi-
nance price. More than 150 vehicles in stock.
Call 33:8-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
'88 Honda Accord $699
'86 Buick LeSabre $799
'88 Toyota Corolla $899
S'90 Acura Legend $999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
'90 Chevy Lumina Van $1499
'93 Chevy Blazer $1499
'90 Ford F-150 $2499
'93 Chrysler New Yorker $1999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
Racing green convertible w/tan interior.
Perfect condition. If interested call 379-0619
2003 LEXUS RX 300 26,800 miles, 2-wheel
drive, white, power, leather, nice. $29,900
firm. 213-3943 4-11-5-12
1992 PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE
Automatic, AC, new paint, CD, 83k, $1950.
Call 352-871-6979 4-20-12-12
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Daytona, 2dr,
V-6 supercharger, AT, leather, sunroof, Bose,
exc condition, $10,400 OBO 352-264-0325
UM Wanted 1
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY. 373-9243 4-20-71-13
On-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
NATIVE SPEAKING THAI. For conversa-
tional lang lessons. BKK/Central dialect. Flex.
sched. Call 372-7711 4-7-5-13
M Help Wanted j
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ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising
use caution and investigate the sincerity of
the advertiser before giving out personal
information or arranging meetings
Enthusiastic, positive attitude, detail ori-
ented, organized individual needed to co-
ordinate daily office procedures. Must work
well under pressure meeting daily deadlines.
Possess excellent customer service skills.
Duties include some procedural training with
a constantly changing student sales staff.
Modest salary, good benefits, and excellent
working environment. With resume, send
cover letter that must include salary require-
ments for you to be considered for an inter-
view. Send to Assistant General Manager,
The Independent Florida Alligator, POB
14257, Gainesville, FL, 32604. No phone
calls please. EOE.
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Evening Newpaper Production
Applications are now being accepted for edi-
torial production at the Independent Florida
Alligator. Applicants should be available two
to three nights a week between 6:00 pm and
1 am, Sunday through Thursday. Production
duties include layout and design. Experience
is preferred on software applications, Adobe
Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat. A
one-year commitment is expected. Please
include references and availability on ap-
All previous applicants are encouraged to
reapply. Fill out application at the front desk
of the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave.
between 9am and 4pm, M-F. Ask for the
production application. Equal Opportunity
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AD GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The Alligator Production department is
accepting student applications for the posi-
tion of Ad Graphic Designer. Starting with
Summer Semester. Will train, but experience.
is preferred with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, and Acrobat. Friendly work en-
vironment, -flexible schedule, with hours
between 9AM and 5PM Mon Fri. Fill out an
application at the front desk of The Alligator,
1105 W. University Ave, Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM.
Inlcude available work schedule and refer-
ences. Previous applicants are welcome to
reapply with current schedule. EOE
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith,com
for details. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start
at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $200. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-20-71-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work summer breaks.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm 378-
-2442 or come in and fill out an application
@ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
Mortgage lender has sales positions avail
fnr fcolleo e sudeIrnts seeklinn nrnof nwork exvn
GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey
Web developer wanted. HTML, CSS,
motivated. 1 year minimum, portfolio a
must, graphic skills preferred. Contact
Flash programmer wanted. Animation action
script, graphic experience, portfolio a must,
-1 year minimum. Contact email@example.com
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
Web Programmer asp, asp.net, vb script,
c#, SQL knowledge. E-mail resume to
Girl Scout Camp hiring counselors, life-
guards, nurses, boating instructor, arts/crafts
director, equestrian staff. Min age 18. Salary
+ meals & housing. 8 wks, 5/30 7/23.
Call 800-347-2688 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE 4-18-
TOP BOYS SPORTS CAMP IN MAINE!
PLAY & COACH SPORTS HAVE
FUN MAKE $$$ CAMP COUNSELOR
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN OVER 15
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES FOR SUMMER
2005. CHECK IT OUTAND 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
......lleg. g p ..... p...........-A ccounting-Tutor
$8-9/hr + bonus. No exp req'd, flex hrs. Apply Private dance co. Great for students. Great A t T t r
in person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900 SW 34 pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start ccounI in g lu or
St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)4-20- today! 378-3312 4-12-20-14 I will pay well for your time to help student
70-14 taking accounting at SFCC thru April. Must
SiUMMER W ORK1 have taken "managerial acting" or have a
SIN S PI .S UIVI lviME VVave degree in accounting. Fax 352-335-8566, or
DO U M IN S PIZZA\ College Credit Possible $672/wk email@example.com 4-8-14-14
World's largest pizza delivery company now 888-362-2635 ext 251 for more info. 4-20-
hiring 32-14 Camp Counselors Needed at Camp Wekiva
" Pizza makers : SAT/ACT tutor to help develop, on-line in Wekiva Springs State ark, Appk FL
* Phone order takers study program. Contact 352-375-0772 Ext A residential, Environmental Camp. Boys
All you need is a. reliable car & a very positive
attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's loca-
tions in-Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to the psychol-
ogy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
gatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
$8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule.
Call Dave for info: 379-9600 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 379-3663
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
* 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
122 or forward resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED: PT barn help in exchange for liv-
ing accommodations. Exp needed. Micanopy
area. Silber Ridge 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 please. 4-
$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 tihe
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
email@example.com. 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
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
riding, 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 informa-
tion. EOE/DFWP 4-20-24-14
- JUlne 7-25, Gillis June 5o-July 2 3CUULdiaL
Sky Nite Club Gainesville's #1 night club 5
years in a row is hiring employees for bar-
tenders, beertub, security, cashiers & pro-
moters. If you are out-going & want to Work
in a fun environment, please send picture &
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 4-8-13-14
Sky Nite Club is looking for students Fat are
seeking internships in- advertising & mar-
keting. Gain valuable experience intemi,,g
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-
7979 4-5-10-14 -
Dancers Needed for Adult Entertainment Co
Great Pay & Flexible Hours. Call 335-3875
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
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30, i, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005
ll 1 Help Wanted
3 E ll Help Wanted ll Help Wanted
3) i Help Wanted
APARTMENT HUNTERS hiring energetic,
customer-service oriented people. Flexible
scheduling, some nights & weekends. Apply
@ 1410 W. University Ave. 4-8-11-14
Local Web Development Firm with fun,
team-based enthusiastic environment
seeks summer interns for project manage-
ment and sales depts. Email resume to
H,,,onQ ill iTT.m 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
PT OFFICE HELP. Good driving record,
experience w/Autocad, Excel, Word helpful.
$7.50/hr to- start. Call Wells at 219-1183 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-371-
DISHWASHER -Apply in person at the
Sovereign Restaurant service entrance 12
.SE 2nd Ave. After 2pm. 4-5-5-14
The City of Gainesville's
Recreation & parks
Department is looking for
summer camp counselors,
lifeguards, swim instructors
and pool attendants. Please
apply online at
MANY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
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.
Hir-. t multiple locations throughout North
Central Florida. Apply in person at 5201 NW
34th St. Gainesville, Fl 32605. Interviews
begin immediately,, so apply today! 4-11-
Now accepting applications for Resident
Assistant and apprentice Resident Assistant
positions for the SUMMER 2005 Semester.
Applications are available from Kathy Smith
in the Department of Housing and Residence
Eductaion Office, and are due by 4:00prm on
Monday, April 18, 2005. For further informa-
tion contact Kathy Smith at 392-2171 ext
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
fromiM-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
SW 40th Blvd. 4-5-5-14
YMCA overnight camp seeks dependable
fun-rdving 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-
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32, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005
UF sisters share bond beyond running
By CHUCK BAER
Ask any athlete about her team-
mates, and she'll tell you that they
are nearly as close as her family. For
three members of the UF track and
field'team, their teammates literally
are their family.
Carling, Charlie and Shea
Cookerly aren't just teammates
- they're sisters.
Carling, a 21-year-old senior,
became the first to start running
competitively when she joined the
track team in her freshman year of
"I had some friends going out for
it, so I thought I'd try it too," Carling
She enjoyed the sport enough
to encourage her sisters to join "
the team with her when Ti,;-'.
they started high school.
"She came out and ran track,"
sacd Shea, a 19-year-old sophomore.
"She did pretty well and told us that
she wanted us to come out for cross
country the next year, so Charlie and
I just got into it. We kind of fell into
The three attended Pine View
High School, which did not have
any sports, and competed together
at Riverview High School, both in
"A lot of people from Pine View
were actually on the cross country
and track teams at Riverview,"
"It was nice," said Charlie, a
20-year-old junior. "We met a lot
of people. We knew both schools
Charlie and Shea were all-area
runners, while Carling was named
runner of the year in 1999 and 2000
by the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
"I guess when you have three
you get noticed no matter what you
do," Carling said. "It's kind of un-
usual to have so many people from
one family on a team."
When Carling graduated, run-
ning in college wasn't high on her
list of priorities.
"I actually thought I could never
run for the University of Florida,"
she said. "I wasn't even looking
here, but [former cross country as-
sistant coach J.J. Clark] contacted
me. I loved it here after the recruit-
Carling wasted no time establish-
ing herself at UF. She competed in 11
meets her freshman year, placing
10th in .the 5,000-meter run at the
SEC Indoor Championships and
11th in the 10,000-meter in the SEC
When Charlie came to UF the
next fall, it was only natural that she
would join her sister on the track.
"I like to run a lot," she said. "I
enjoy doing it, so I thought I would
continue trying it."
speed and endurance.
"I'm not fast enough for the
shorter events and not quite ready
for the longer ones," she said.
The sisters also differ on which
sport is better. Shea prefers the
standard times that come with run-
ning on a flat 400-meter track, while
Charlie likes the variations in times
from a hilly cross country course.
Carling likes different elements
of each sport.
"I like racing on the track," she
said. "But I like the small team of
Being sisters as well as team-
mates gives the three an advantage
other teammates don't have.- The
Cookerlys spend the summer train-
ing together, running workouts
that include tempo runs and speed
They're definitely typical sisters. drills on some days, and easy
.- .E ;t=.;3 snip at each other workouts on others. Of course,
nd five minutes later they're back hugging." an "easy" workout is a
Sylvia Kamp 13-mile run.
Sylvia Kamp ,," .. ....
Charlie redshirted her first
year and in 2004 competed in two
indoor and two outdoor meets.
The youngest of the three, Shea,
initially resisted joining her sisters,
waiting until the summer before
starting college before deciding to
"I saw how much fun they were
having," Shea said. "I thought it
would be a good fit."
Carling and Charlie usually run
the 10k, which Carling won at the
Florida Relays on March 24. Charlie
"Very rarely does someone come
in and think they're going to be a
10k-er," said Carling. "My freshman
year, I ran if twice and I'm not sure
what I thought of it the first time,
but it's probably my favorite race. It
seems to best suit the way I run."
Last Thursday's race was only
the second 10k on the track for
Charlie, who normally runs the 5k.
"I don't have very much speed,"
she said with a laugh. "I like the lon-
ger distance better."
Shea competes in the 5k, which
she sees as a way to balance her
IVSLUt UL L0 Ce LtteaJl
is usually jealous that we have
training partners in the offseason,"
Assistant coach Sylvia Kamp de-
scribes the girls as great role models
both on and off the field.
"They're not the most outspo-
ken leaders," Kamp said. "But they
lead real well by example. They're
the biggest sweethearts. They'll do
anything for the team, whether it's
going running with a teammate at 6
a.m. or taking someone to the doctor
or going shopping."
Coach Kamp is quick to point out
that however dedicated they are to
the team, the trio are sisters first.
"They're definitely typical sis-
ters," she said. "They'll have a little
snip at each other and five minutes
later they're back hugging."
Carling, Charlie and Shea aren't
the only runners in the family. Their
younger sister, Channing, a high
school junior, runs track and cross
country for Riverview.
This season will be the last sea-
son that the three Cookerly sisters
will be on the same team. Carling,
Courtesy of UF Sports Information
Sisters Carling (above), Charlie and Shea Cookerly have been long-
distance runners since their days at Pine View High in Sarasota.
an accounting major, graduates this
year, and has a job waiting in the
finance department of IBM.
"I'll always run," she said, "but
I don't know how serious I'll be. I'll
probably train for a while before I
start racing again."
For Charlie and Shea, it isn't just
. their sister graduating. It's also a
teammate and leader leaving.
"I'm going to miss her," said
Charlie. "We have a couple seniors
that will be on the team next year;
we'll have to work with the juniors
and the sophomores to help out the-
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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 33
Golfer overcomes misdiagnosed tendon
Jonathan Greenwood / Alligator
Richard Treis has become a valuable UF men's golf player despite
missing the 2003-04 season at North Carolina with a thumb injury.
By NICK ZACCAR
In the 2001-02 North Carolina me
Treis stated bluntly why he chose the
"Because there is no better place
More than three years later, the 1
The golfer battled an international
reer-threatening injury and a post-g
on his way through a roller-coaster
But now Treis ha_ found Jtability
in Coach BuddyAle-,ander table
While his numbers a 73.77 sc
three top-20 finishes won't earn
redshirt senior represents a reliable
No. 6 Gators.
"He's been a very pleasant I
. surprise for our team and con-,
sistent," junior Matt Every said.
"He's pretty much all we could as
and a little more. By the end of the'
be in the top 2' and -. e .:an rel, on hi
As a junior golfer, Treis consistent
Over his three years at Chapel I
regular member of the UNC rotation
in every tournament in the spring of
That semester, Treis finally met a
birthday, when he nearly blew out
Playing in the opening round of
Conference Individual Championsh
Treis turned in a life-altering even-pa
On his sixth hole in rainy condition
left thumb while swinging but kept
"I was playing well at the time,
tinued to play," he said..
Continuing to play provided bitl
Treis fired consecutive rounds ui
Wake Forest's Bill Haas by two stro
But what initially was thought
later diagnosed as a stretched tend
"We did X-rays and didn't see ai
inj ury of got fooled," Treis said. "Maybe in hindsight I should
i Ju ry have taken it easier. It was just that I was playing well
DI and I wanted to play."
After playing at Regionals and the NCAA
Championships, Treis rehabilitated what he thought
was a stretched tendon.
dia guide, Richard But workouts designed to strengthen the tendon did
Tar Heels. nothing for the tear and kept Treis at a standstill during
," the then-sopho- the 2003-04 season.
best place for Tris Treis spent much of his 14 months off the course earn-
best place for Tres ing his degree in business administration and ecopom-
ics. But UNC did not offer the landscape architecture
al transition, a ca- masters program he wanted.
graduation transfer Treis wasn't ready to call it quits with an extra year of
ride of a collegiate eligibility gained from a medical redshirt, so he weighed
one of the horse his options and chose the best opportunity to make it
as one of the horses back on the course.
"There were a few other choices out there but in the
orming average and end it was a pretty easy decision to go to Florida," Treis
him accolades, the said. "The other [choices], I tell you, they were up north
component of the and for golf, that's a bad choice any-
don't think we've seen the best of time. If you can't play half the year,
. Richard' .ypt .. that's not going to help your game.
Richard [Treis] yet. And I wanted to keep improving
k for Buica Alexander, coach my game."
k for It-didn't take much to convince
week, e a gboin to Alexander, who had little scholarship money available,
m and bank on him to take a chance on the injured player.
"It was a very low risk for me other than the fact that
ly cashed in on top- his former coach said that, 'To be honest, I don't know
STreis became whether he'll ever play golf again,'" Alexander said.
ill, res became a As soon as Treis reached UF he began a different form
, including playing of rehab, starting with chipping and putting and work-
varsity on his 23rd ing his way up to tournament play.
vthe candles on h After a couple of months, Treis returned to action at
the candles on his the Carpet Capital Collegiate, nearly a year and a half
the Atlantic Coast after injuring himself at UNC.
Sthe Atlantic oast "I knew I needed the good support as well from the
p on April 18, 2003, athletic department and from the training facilities and
ar effort, the trainers," Treis said. "I'm not sure that I would be
ns, Treis injured his able to play at this level right now if I'd gone upward
playing. somewhere north."
which is why I con- Over the next two months, Treis closes the last chap-
ersweet returns for ter of his fairy tale golf career if he's finally ready to.
"For me, personally, I don't know what's going to
happen after [the end of the season]," Treis said. It's
es for thand edged going to depend a little bit on how I play, and if I play
kes for the improb- exceptionally well, I may consider turning pro and go
to be a sprain was Whether it's toward the PGA Tour or the NCAA
on and then a torn Championships, Alexander believes Treis will continue
on the comeback trail.
anything, so we kind "I don't think we've seen the best-of Richard yet."
Dickey injures heel in baseball game Saturday
FOOTBALL, from page 34
"I think anytime you're an assistant
coach your goal is to become a head
coach, but like I said, my only job and
concern is being here at the University
of Florida," Holliday said. "Other than
that I really have no comment on it."
BASEBALL INJURY: Quarterback Gavin
Dickey, whom Meyer admitted would
probably be Chris Leak's backup at
this juncture, suffered a bruised heel
during Saturday's baseball game
against Kentucky. Meyer doesn't think
the injury is serious.
Looking ahead to ,- Saturday's
Orange and Blue Game, it is not
known whether Dickey will attend or
if he will travel with the baseball team
to Georgia. Meyer will be happy to
have Dickey full-time when the base-
ball season ends.
"I saw enough things on Saturday
to know there's a role for him on this
team," he said. "Obviously, I ,don't
want to hear anything about base-
ball during two-a-days and summer
Williams: 'I'm so happy for myself, my family'
NCAA, from page 34
- though no ending has been as sweet as this one.
"I'm just so happy for myself, my family," Williams said.
"These seniors ... what they've been through for four years.
They took me for a heck of a ride."
Luther Head led Illinois with 21 points. He had a wide-
open look at a 3-pointer that would have tied the game with
17 seconds left, but it bounded off and Coach Bruce Weber's
magical ride with the Illini wound up one win short of the
real fairytale ending he hoped for.
His opponent, Williams, left Kansas to take over the Tar
Heels two years ago, after the program Dean Smith built
had faltered and fallen to 8-20. Williams took a ton of heat
for leaving Kansas after losing in the title game in 2003- his
fourth close call at the Final Four.
He defended the move, saying coming back to his alma
mater had always been his dream. Then, this week, he dealt
with a more familiar question: Did he need to win a title to
call his career a success?'
He told the story of Smith insisting he was no better a
coach after he finally won one in 1982, but Williams con-
ceded that answering that "same doggone question" did
get a little annoying at times.
He finally broke through in a terrific game, the first
meeting of the top two teams in the final Associated Press
poll since 1975, when UCLAdefeated Kentucky.
"For Coach to be able to say that the first team to get him
a championship was the 2005 team is an honor,"'May said.
"He'll win a few more before he's done."
CONTROL, from page 34
the field, May did what Paul Pierce, Raef LaFrentz, Nick
Collison, Kirk Hinrich and so many other star players
couldn't: win a title for Roy Williams.
You almost felt the collapse coming, like Williams'
nightmare of Carmelo Anthony would be replaced by
a recurring dream complete with a barrage of Luther
Head and Deron Williams 3-pointers.
Call it the Ron Zook factor, but the Illini turned out
to be just a tease.
Despite a nearly season-long flirtation with the No. 1
ranking, unexpected national respect and a great come-
back, in the end, the line read: Roy Williams 1, Illinois 0.
Illinois, in its 100th NCAA season, remains the team
with the most wins in NCAA Tournament history
without a title. Williams' title of coach with the most
Tournament wins without a title, suddenly disappears.
The team that just couldn't get it together, the team
that fired Matt Doherty two years ago and still lost in the
second round of last season's NCAA Tournament, the
team that was forced to watch its hated neighbor Duke
win three national titles while it won just one, can finally
sleep a restful night.
And at least for this year, Illinois' only chance lies
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005
Meyer concerned about offensive shortcomings
"T t '"
Tim Casey/ Alligator
Former fullback Billy Latsko pursues wide receiver Andre Caldwell during practice.
Latsko is one of the new linebackers who has impressed Coach Urban Meyer.
By GREGG GIRVAN
Alligator Staff Writer
It is the defense that excites Urban Meyer.
It is the offense that he finds disappointing.
Following Monday's practice, Meyer
found the defense to be on the rise, while the
offense, particularly the offensive line, is not
up to par.
Because the offensive line has no depth
beyond the first team, the defense is far
ahead. Even the first team line has issues -
freshman Jim Tartt is starting at right guard,
a troublesome development.
"At the University of Florida, freshmen
shouldn't be playing on the offensive line,"
Meyer said. "What has happened is that
there are some players in front of him that
are not worth a dam right now."
Meyer would not only like to redshirt
offensive linemen, but he wouldn't mind
sitting them for another year until they're
The problem goes beyond playing a
freshman on the first team. According to
Meyer, Tartt is struggling at the position,
which means the entire offense falls apart.
."If one guy struggles on offense, it's a
mess," Meyer said.
The positive is, of course, the defense.
Defensive end Derrick Harvey has come
on strong and the linebackers have stepped
up as well. That includes oft-injured Todd
McCullough, much-maligned Brian Crum
and fullback-turned-liniebacker Billy Latsko.
Since Earl Everett has been away tend-
ing to a family death and Brandon Siler has
battled a slight groin injury, the three have
had a chance to shine.
McCullough, especially, stood out in
"Todd McCullough has really been do-
ing well," Meyer said. "He graded at a
Champion effort in the scrimmage."
"If one guy struggles on offense,
it's a mess."
UF football coach
While Meyer may boast an offensive
mind, he has enjoyed seeing the defense
"I've been around some really good
defenses and we're close," he said. "The
emphasis on running to the ball, the effort
- they're really starting to believe in each
other. I really enjoy watching the defense."
NO HOLLIDAY AT MARSHALL?: Despite re-
ports that Marshall's head coaching search
could include iUF safeties coach John "Doc"
Holliday, the coach rebutted that possibility.
Holliday said he has not been asked to in-
terview for the job vacated by the retirement
of Bobby Pruett. The Huntington Herald-
Dispatch also reported Marshall interim
coach Larry Kueck, Ohio State defensive co-
ordinator Mark Snyder and former Marshall
coach Dave Roberts as possible candidates.
Holliday said he's satisfied with being
part of Meyer's staff.
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 33
North Carolina tops Illini
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ST. LOUIS Of course, there was
no way it was going to be easy. North
Carolina did it, though, and now it's time
to stop asking Roy Williams that doggone
Sean May had 26 points and the Tar
Heels didn't allow a basket over the final,
excruciating 2 1/2 minutes Monday night
to defeat Illinois 75-70, a win that finally
gave Williams, the 17-year coaching vet-
eran, the national championship that was
missing from his otherwise stellar resume.
"I'm speechless," Williams said. "I usu-
ally talk my rear end off, but right now I'm
Freshman Marvin Williams had a tip-in
with 1:26 left, Raymond Felton made three
free throws down the stretch and the Tar
Heels (33-4) won their first title since 1993,
back when Dean Smith was coaching and
Williams was at Kansas, in the middle of
his Final Four futility.
"He is the greatest coach," Felton said.
"If he retired tomorrow, I would vote for
him for the Hall of Fame. He told us he
would bring us a-championship and we
did it as a team."
Led by May's 10-of-ll shooting, UNC
took a 65-55 lead with 8:51 left and it
looked like Williams would win his 41st
tournament game and first championship
going away. But Illinois (37-2) never quits.
Forward Jack Ingram hit. a pair of out-
side jumpers and Dee Brown scored six
points as part of a 10-0 run that tied the
game at 65 with 5 1/2 minutes left to set up
a fantastic finish.
When it was over after Felton had
made his last two free throws, after May
had cradled his 10th and final rebound
- Williams took off his glasses and started
looking for people to hug.
A few moments later, he was crying,
much like he has at the end of every season
SEE NCAA, PAGE 33
Williams finally gets his title
ean May became Bill Walton and in the
process Roy Williams almost assured
us he would outlive John Wooden.
Roy, finally winning the title that has
eluded him for so long, has called off all
The North Carolina Tar Heels went from
the nation's biggest underachievers to the
ultimate winners on Monday.
And Roy Williams suddenly -has a giant
orangutan removed from his champion-
After the game, Roy looked as relieved
as he did drunken with happiness.
But Roy has plenty of reason to get
drunk for the next month, because his near-
collapse turned into jubilation. -
Despite storming back from a 15-point
deficit, Illinois proved that sometimes you
just can'tcome back, especially when your
opponent has more talent than some NBA
unfair that North
Carolina's sixth man,
Williams (one of the
27 Williamses in this
game), will be a top-
15 pick in next year's
towel boy is consid-
ering a jump to the pros.
But there was one man who stood above
the pack and made sure than Roy Williams
stayed away from all sharp objects after the
With a Walton-like championship line
of 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 of 11 from
SEE CONTROL, PAGE 33
[UF swimmer Ryan Lochte
finally met some competition
while the UF men's golf team
leads the Morris Williams Inter-
collegiate. Check out the stories
*UF senior and track athlete
Cory Presnick has been awarded
a 2004-05 NCAA Postgraduate
Scholarship worth $7,500.
*1947: UF pitcher Earl Stephens strikes out
18 Miami Hurricanes, the most strikeouts
ever by a Gators pitcher. UF finished the
season 14-15 and 2-6 in the Southeastern
* Former UF star basketball player Matt
Bonner got to the NBA the hard way. After
a bout with salmonella poisoning in Sicily,
Bonner overcame the odds and joined the
professional ranks. See story, pg. 35.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 35
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
ORLANDO His body drained
of fluids, his temperature peaking
at a dangerous 104.5 degrees, Matt
Bonner was in trouble.
It would have been one thing
to contract salmonella in America
where a hospital bed and medical
insurance could have pampered
him. But in Messina, Sicily?
Bonner's mother Paula along
with her other son Luke had co-
incidentally arrived in Sicily to visit
Bonner when he fell sick.
So when his weight began plum-
meting, Mrs. Bonner asked her son's
basketball team, Sicilia, for help.
And they did by sending a den-
tist who arrived to his apartment on
a motorcycle smoking a cigarette.
He gave Bonner a number of
shots, then purchased an IV packet
at the local drug store. The dentist/
doctor used a broomstick, a bedpost
and the string from Bonner's hoops
shorts to connect the IV. He used
Bonner's shaving alcohol to help
with the shots.
"In four days to lose 16 pounds,
to have a fever of 104.5 at that age
and to have a dentist, not a doctor,
S come it was a little unnerving to
say the least," Mrs. Bonner said.
Bonner eventually recovered,
missing just one game and actually-
laughed off his sickness.
"That's just Matt," Mrs. Bonner
Master of deception
Bonner's mop of Alabama clay-
colored hair screams something pro-
fessional. Maybe a bank clerk or the
owner of your local barbershop.
His cheery smile whispers some-
thing more ordinary. Perhaps a little
league umpire or a janitor.
"When we looked at Matt
Bonner we thought that he could be
the guy next door or the guy in the
movie 'Hoosiers,'" Toronto guard
Jalen Rose said. "When you see him,
that's what you think and that's
what makes him likable."
But Matt Bonner has never been
one to fit stereotypes. Not in Sicily.
Not in Toronto, either, where Bonner
is now a solid NBA forward.
In 2003, Bonner left the Gators a
bona-fide do-it-all. His 3.96 GPA as
a business administration gradu-
ate meshed with a UF basketball
career that saw him average 15.2
points and 6.1 rebounds per game
as a senior.
But despite Bonner's preparation
in basketball and literacy, he slipped
to No. 45 in the 2003 NBA Draft. He
was traded on draft night from the
Chicago Bulls to the Toronto Raptors
for Tommy Smith, a virtual no-
body. Then the Raptors politely told
him to take a hike.
"They said, 'We don't really have
a spot for you on the roster,'" Bonner
recalls. "'Go to Europe, play a year
~~~~d-O Ww- .-
there and then we'll give you a con-
tract when you get back.'"
And so, with nothing but a ver-
bal guarantee from an organization
younger than the player it was ship-
ping, Bonner left for Sicily.
So far, so bad. But bad was just
Lost in translation
Bonner could forget about the
fact that none of Sicilia's play-
ers or coaches spoke English. He
could manage living off paltry
a future with the Raptors.
Making the pros (again)
Toronto promised Bonner a ros-
ter spot if he played in Europe for
But during a tumultuous 33-49
* 2003-04 season, the Raptors fired
general manager Glen Grunwald.
Head coach Kevin O'Neill was axed
at the season's end.
"I basically had to start from
scratch and make the team," Bonner
But all that doesn't matter if you
can shoot. And boy, can Bonner
Being his own man
Bonner loves the elbows at the
top of the paint. He gravitates to
the left elbow during a pre-Orlando
There's nothing fancy about
his stroke: just a little stutter step.
here, a baby hop there, ball cocks
perpendicular to his head but
But halfway through You look at him he's a Red Sox fan,.
the season, Sicilia filed for
bankruptcy, a blue-collar guy, walks to practice every day-
Sicilia stopped paying high
him. Bonner's heater broke. he's not high maintenance.
His apartment's tap spat cold Mo Peterson, Raptors guard
water only cold water. Bonner He still landed on the squad
likely contracted salmonella be- anyhow. Those dose to him were made shots from tha
cause he couldn't wash his dishes not surprised, elbow.
in hot water. Even his electricity "I thought he had NBA skill "It's not about bei
and satellite signal were cut on at the power forward position," Toronto forward Chr
occasion. said UF coach Billy Donovan, who "It's about being able
"There were two eviction no- coached Bonner during his days as a ketball, and Matt can p
tices," Bonner said. "It was a pain Gators player. "It's almost like he's a knows he can shoot t
in the butt." machine. He just works and he's fo- I think if he can keep
So did Bonner leave the team caused and he does the same routine ball, he can make it in
like half of the players did? over and over." a long time."
"I was staying focused on get- Those who didn't know Bonner Bonner began log
ting better on the court," Bonner were a tad more skeptical. time for the Raptors f
said. "My total focus was to make "You look at him and you of the 2004-05 season.
the NBA the next year." wouldn't, think that he can play the dominate the ball, bul
Bonner toiled with Sicilia, game of basketball there's the red left him open, he would
averaging 19.2 points and 9.3 re- hair and he's not the fastest guy," At one point, Bo
bounds and holding out hope for Raptors guard Mo Peterson said. NBA with a field go
ing for a to-
tal of seven
t lovable left
is Bosh said.
to play bas-
the league for
rom the onset
t if opponents
nner led the
above 60 percent.
The only thing more striking
than that statistic is the way Bonner
has lived his NBA life.
Toronto's Rafer Alston, also
known as "Skip to My Lou," his
.AND E moniker, -could qualify as
Bonner's polar opposite, a spe:--
person for the NBA c ulture.. But
even Alston, can't dct-criiktinat
a.arian.t a teaminiate .ho says:he has
yet to club with his'teammates
"I don't know if lie l.Ie. techno
-dancing or things like that, but we
have to find out what kind of place
he would like to go to," Alston said.
"We don't mind hanging out with
Matt cause he's a fun guy."
Maybe Bonner stays in because
he doesn't have a car.
Instead he walks yes, walks
- to every home practice and game.
Sometimes' Bonner frequents the
pricier of restaurants on the way
there. Places like Mr. Sub and
"You look at him he's a Red
Sox fan, a blue-collar guy, walks to
practice every day he's not high
maintenance," Peterson said. "He
comes into practice, punches in and
goes back home."
And on the way to work Bonner
encounters his very own fans, who
call him the Red Rocket.
"The fans go crazy for .some
reason," Bonner said. "It's a hockey
town and they love :hen s-.'on ne
comes in and v orkL hard'
The rap on Bonner's future
Bonner has scored 10 points or
more 23 times this season.
He's drained 36 threes, 34 of
those within the last three mon is.
And Bonner's field-goal percent-
age of 54.6 percent? That would be
fourth behind Shaquille O'Neal,
Amare Stoudamire and Yao Ming.
"Matt's a good kid, works good,
plays hard and is very respectful,"
Toronto head coach Sam Mitchell
said. "I wish there were more Matt
Bonner guys in the NBA."
Bonner sees himself as a starter
down the road. And Toronto's
young nucleus of Bosh, Alston and
Peterson looks to include Bonner in
"That's up to Matt," Mitchell
said. "If he works and continues to
develop as a player, the sky's the
limit. He can be whatever he wants
Said Peterson: "He's put himself
in a position where he's going to
make a lot of money."
Something tells you he's not
about the money. Even so, his finan-
cial troubles are likely over.
"How are we going to cut a guy
that was leading the league in field
goal percentage?" Mitchell said. _
Of course, his shooting is no ac-
After nailing seven consecutive
shots from the left elbow, Bonner
trots in his own goofy -way to the
At first he misses several un-
contested jumpers this is his own
way of showing he is just Matt
Then he casually hits eight con-
secutive shots this is his.,own
way of showing he is one healthy
and soon-to-be millionaire Red
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