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Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
VOLUME 98 ISSUE 131 We Inform. You Decide.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2005


No stay; State executes Ocha


By EVA KIS
Alligator Staff Writer
ekis@alligator.org

RAIFORD Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday morning that he
might stay an execution scheduled for that night in deference
to the pope's passing Saturday.
No such order came. But then, Glen James Ocha would
not have wanted it.
Ocha, 47, was sentenced to die for the Oct. 5, 1999 murder
of a convenience store employee in Osceola County after
pleading guilty at his trial and refusing to allow his public
defender to present any evidence. Later, he waived all pos-
sible appeals and dismissed his attorneys.
In his final statement, afforded to every death row inmate
before execution is carried out, a coherent and contrite Ocha
explained himself, beginning with an apology to his victim
and her family and friends.
"This is the punishment that I deserve. I am
PJ b c taking responsibility for my actions... this is my
# Iy1 responsibility I have to take," he said.
Attorney Gregory Hill, Ocha's standby coun-
sel, read a statement Ocha dictated at a press conference fol-
lowing the execution.
'"I unjustly took the life of Carol Skjerva. I have made my
peace with my God and go now to face His judgment."
Twenty-seven witnesses, none from Ocha's family or
Skjerva's immediate family who are not allowed to attend
the execution watched silently as a lethal injection was
administered to Ocha at 6:01 p.m.
He was pronounced dead at 6:09 p.m.
Department of Corrections spokesman Sterling Ivey spent
part of his day with Ocha, saying he woke up at 5 a.m. in
what Ivey characterized as a "very positive" mood.
"He indicated to officers outside his cell that he was look-
ing forward to his execution," Ivey said.
However, Ocha did elect to take the sedative offered to
condemned prisoners before their sentence is carried out.
Though death row inmates are not granted special privi-
leges on their final day, they do receive a traditional last meal.
Personally prepared by the prison's food service director,
Ocha requested a chicken breast, potato salad, corn, two bis-
cuits and a large glass of Pepsi served at 10:30 a.m., Ivey said.
SEE OCHA, PAGE 10


UF weighs in on raising tuition, services


By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
srgarry@alligator.org

UF students may have to pay at least
$4,000 more each year if the university is to
reach- the Top 10, but UF officials promise to
return the investment.
UF operates on $150 to $200 million less
revenue than its peers, and most of the dis-
parity comes from tuition. UF actually pulls
in $41 to $94 million more in state appro-
priations than the University of Michigan,
the University of Wisconsin and Ohio State


Quarterback
Josh Portis is only
17 years old but
already in the mix
for UF's backup
quarterback job. He
was originally com-
mitted to Utah, but
when Meyer left for
UF, so did he.
See story, pg. 22.


"Whatever tuition is raised, Bright
Futures has to come up with that
much more."
Manny Fernandez
Board of Trustees chairman

University, some of the nation's best public
institutions.
But those universities generate an aver-
age $319 million more in tuition than UF.
If UF could close the gap, UF President
Bernie Machen plans to spend $80 million


to hire 500 new faculty members,-$35 million
to give faculty a raise, $25 million for need-
based student financial aid and $10 million
to hire 100 student advisers, he wrote in an
e-mail.
"The students don't seem to recognize
that they're not getting the quality education
they're needing," Machen said in an inter-
view, adding that class sizes are too large and
students don't have enough advisers. "The
problem is we don't have a lot of the money
that other schools have."
University stakeholders seem to support
SEE MERIT, PAGE 10


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* The bat bites that ailed
two UF students last week
were the first bat-induced
injuries on campus in over a
decade.
Weather conditions may
have prompted the recent
incidents.
See story, pg. 5


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By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
jvanl@alligator.org

TALLAHASSEE Gov. Jeb Bush
publicly distanced himself from Rep.
Dennis Baxley's "Academic Freedom
Bill of Rights" on Tuesday, just hours
before the Ocala Republican led his
House Education Council through a
90-minute promotional workshop of
the bill with a right-wing activist.
"I don't know that this bill itself is
the solution to the problem, but I do
believe that freedom should go both
ways," Bush said. "If you're in the
minority view in a university, your
view should be able to be expressed.
I think Rep. Baxley is right to open a
debate on this, but
whether we need
to pass the bill or
not, I don't know if
that's necessary."
At the Capitol,
Baxley opened the
council meeting
by saying that per-
Baxley sonal criticism he
received about the bill was a sign the
government should step in to govern
what university professors can say in
the classroom.
"I've been called an ass, bigot and
a slew of other names in the news-
papers," he said. "This name-calling
approach is a sign of the intolerance
that the leftists show to those who
disagree with them."
As the only speaker on the work-
shop agenda, David Horowitz was
billed as an expert on academic
freedom as founder of Students for
Academic Freedom, a group that
Baxley said inspired the bill.

Fair and balanced
But House Democrats dubbed
Horowitz a "far-right extremist" in a
statement Tuesday.
As editor of Front Page Magazine,
SEE FREEDOM, PAGE 11


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Jeff Pearce, left, and George Diller hold a bell as Amy Jo Smith ham-
mers it in protest of the death penalty.


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News Today


NATIONAL
Murder conviction causes
rapper to change stage name
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)
- Rapper C-Murder, who is ap-
pealing his conviction in the 2002
killing of a teenager, has changed
his stage name because he thinks
he's been misunderstood.
"I am not a murderer," the
rapper, whose real name is Corey
Miller, said in a statement Tuesday.
He will now go by C Miller, his
publicist said. Miller said people
misinterpreted the C-Murder name,
which he intended to reflect his up-
bringing in one of New Orleans'
most violent housing projects.
"People hear the name C-
Murder and they don't realize that
the name simply means that I have
seen many murders in my native
Calliope projects neighborhood,"
the rapper said.


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Miller was convicted of
second-degree murder Sept.
30, 2003, in the death of Steve
Thomas, 16, a fan who was shot
-to death inside a nightclub in the
New Orleans suburb of Harvey.
He faces a mandatory life sen-
tence without parole.

CORRECTIONS
A photo caption in Monday's
Alligator incorrectly identified
the fraternity membership of
dancers on Turlington Plaza.
The correct fraternity is Iota Phi
Theta.


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Gainesville Police spokesman
Keith Kameg did return phone
calls for comment on the fight at
238 West covered in Tuesday's
Alligator.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 3


UF to digitally preserve newspapers of old Florida


By EMILY YEHLE
Alligator Writer
eyehle@alligator.org

UF librarians soon will immortalize the pages of sev-
eral old Florida newspapers, aiding the Library of Congress's
quest to save and spread the words of past journalists.
With a $320,000 grant in hand, UF libraries will digitize
some of the state's newspapers originally printed between
1900 and 1910.
The selection will span across Florida, focusing on areas
of the state with sizable populations at the time, said Dale
Canelas, director of UF's libraries.
"These newspapers are an incredible source," she said. "It
was eyewitness from people who were there at the time.
In many instances, it's the only way to find out.what hap-


opened "
UF has received federal grants for years to convert news-
papers to microfilm, and its collection is the best in the state,
Canelas said.
UF staff has even tapped other archives and libraries in
Florida, she -said, to preserve unique collections on micro-
film.
U F Now, UF will be responsible for preserv-
Academlm CS ing Florida's past through careful selection
of 100,000 or more newspaper pages..
Most of UF's newspaper collection sits only on microfilm,
forcing interested researchers to manually sift through issues
and pay for copies.
Four universities and two public libraries received $1.9
million in'grants from the Library of Congress and the
National Endowment for the Humanities.


To ease the way for those researchers, UF officials will have
to contribute some funds to the project as part of the grant's
requirements.
The effort is part of the National Digital Newspaper
Project, which aims to digitize the nation's significant news-
papers from between 1836 and 1922.
The files then will be posted online free to the public. UF's
contribution will be available through the Library of Congress
and UF's Web site.
Searchable newspapers will benefit faculty, students and
anyone interested in Florida history, Canelas said.
"The people who are most interested in Florida history
tend to be faculty in various institutions in Florida," she said,
noting that all of Florida's public universities have a faculty
expert on Florida history. "It just makes it a lot easier to locate
information."


STUDENT LIFE

Revamped football lottery requires phone registration


By KYLIE CRAIG
Alligator Writer
kcraig@alligator.org

Gators football fans will have to wel-
come a new system of obtaining season
football tickets this year.
- While last year's online lottery proved
to be a success, providing 92 percent
of those who registered with tickets,
the University Athletic Association has
tweaked the system once again.
This year, instead of registering for
tickets online, students will be given a
three-week window beginning April 11 in
which they can call in and enter the lottery
to receive tickets.


Mark Gajda, UF Student Ticket Office
supervisor, said the change is being made
in part because of the large number of tick-
ets that went unclaimed last year.
"Out of 21,500 winners, we had thou-
sands of people that won who didn't end
up buying their tickets," Gajda said.
Students need to realize they don't
have to worry about getting through on
the first day and should be patient when
calling, Gajda said.
"When you get through has no bearing
on the results," he said.
When students do get through they'll
be required to give their student ID num-
ber and credit card numbers, Gajda said.
Every student will be charged when


they call, but if they don't end up winning
the lottery we'll take the charge off of their
credit card, Gajda said.
"Out of 21,500 winners, we had
thousands of people that won who
didn't end up buying their tickets."
Mark Gajda
UF Student Ticket Office supervisor

The only factor determining who has
the best chance at tickets this year will be
credit hours.
Students with the most hours will be
given top priority for tickets.
However, only credit hours earned at
UF will be counted.


This will leave some transfer students
and students with AP and dual-enroll-
ment credits from high school with a lower
chance of being selected.
UF senior and former SFCC student
Christian Harden said he disagrees with
the new selection process.
"Just because you transferred in from
another school doesn't make you any less
of a Gator football fan," Harden said. "A
lot of people go to Santa Fe because they
love UF and want to get in so they can at-
tend the football games."
The period to register for tickets ends
on April 29.
Winners will be contacted by e-mail on
May 5 or can find out -their ticket status
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Police deny accusations


By ANDREW ABRAMSON
Alligator Staff Writer
aabramson@alligator.org

One day after Iota Phi Theta
Fraternity members accused a
Gainesville Police Department officer
of trampling one of its brothers with a
horse during a brawl outside of the club
238 West on Sunday morning, GPD said
the claim is untrue.
"We don't believe it happened,"
GPD spokesman Keith Kameg said. "No
one's called internal affairs and no one
claimed to be injured that night."
Rafael Dominguez stands by his
claim and said he filed an official com-
plaint with the GPD early Tuesday
evening, nearly three days after the
incident.
"I definitely have eyewitnesses,"
Dominguez said. "There were a lot of
eyewitnesses, so [the police] can't deny
[the claim] because there were a lot of
people that saw that."
Dominguez also claims that security
within the club physically assaulted and
used a stun gun on him.
Kameg said if such injuries described
had taken place, someone would have
likely come forward to police.
Instead, Kameg said the crowd of
more than 1,000 people fled. The dis-


patch report said many of the clubgo-
ers left for Simon's, once 238 West was
closed down.
"Traditionally in. bar fights, what
you get into is 'he said, he said,' and
.that's something we deal with," Kameg
said. "Everybody wants to say they
were victimized.
"We don't believe it happened.
No one's called internal af-
fairs and no one claimed to be
injured that night."
Keith Kameg
GPD spokesman

"If somebody's out there making al-
legations that we had misconduct, just
telling media and not coming forward
[to us] doesn't put much validity in it."
Several members of 'lota Phi Theta
pinpointed UF football players for.
participating in the brawl, but Kameg
said not a single clubgoer was officially
identified.
"We had to deal with such a large
crowd trying to rush the door and
that became the priority," Kameg said.
"When we finally got control of the
crowd, any person involved in any fight
was gone. Nobody would talk to us."


Group attracts donors


By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Contributing Writer

More than 100 students formed a "liv-
ing green ribbon" onion the Reitz Union
North Lawn to promote organ and tissue
donation Tuesday afternoon.
Get Carded, an educational program
that informs students about donation, or-
ganized the event.
"It's very important to become a donor
because one person can save up to 100 lives
by being an organ and tissue donor," said
Shantelle Carmichael, Get Carded's organi-
zational recruitment director.
The human ribbon was photographed
from the roof of Constans Theatre and will
be used to help raise awareness of the im-
portance of organ and tissue donation.
"It's painless," said Gail Keeler, a gradu-
ate student who participated in the ribbon.
"It's a way you can save someone else's.life
without doing a bit of effort except letting
your family know."
After posing for the picture, students
ate pizza and snow cones and could climb
a rock wall or participate in other carnival-
themed activities.
While students enjoyed the free food,
Get Carded members passed out informa-
tional pamphlets, which included donor
cards. The cards, once signed, are legally


binding to ensure that donors' wishes are
carried out.
"It's not our goal to get everybody
carded, but we want to inform them," Get
Carded member Hannah Lee said.
Instead of pushing students to sign,
members sought to dispel the myths of
donation and to encourage students to talk
to their families.
"I think we've been very successful. It's
always rewarding to have people question
our organization and ask for donor cards,"
Carmichael said.
On Some members of Get
Camipus Carded participated be-
cause they had seen or expe-
rienced first-hand the need for organ and
tissue donations.
Courtney Compagnone, a member of
Get Carded, found out a couple of years
ago she is allergic to acetaminophen.
However, after suffering from a headache,
she took some acetaminophen. Her renal
system collapsed and she spent a month in
Shands HealthCare's Intensive Care Unit.
Compagnone was put on the organ
transplant list for a kidney. As she waited
for a donor, she recovered, eventually not
needing a transplant.
"I know that if I did need a trans-
plant, I'd probably die waiting for it,"
Compagnone said.


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Officials: Bat incidents pose little cause for alarm


* WEATHER CHANGE MAY HAVE LED
TO BAT BITES ON CAMPUS.

By DAVID COHEN
Alligator Writer
dcohen@alligator.org

The bat bites that ailed two UF students
last week were the first bat-induced injuries
on campus in over a decade, a UF official
said Tuesday. Recent weather conditions may
have prompted the incidents, another official
confirmed.
"No one has been bitten on campus in the
last 15 years," said Ken Glover, coordinator
of pest management for UF Environmental
Health & Safety. "They've been basically hi-
bernating for the. last few months," he said,
noting that bats usually hibernate in tempera-
tures below 40 degrees.
Leslie Straub, the director for Florida
Wildlife Care, said in a press release that
Gainesville's recent warmer weather may.


have affected the bat's activity levels.
"This time of year, as air temperatures rise
and we approach spring, [which is] maternity
season for our local bats, their activity rises,"
she wrote in an e-mail. "Recent weather con-
ditions have created situations where there is
an. increasing likelihood that the public will
encounter bats in unexpected places."
Glover added that the bats "may be look-
ing for new places to roost."
Last week, Daniel Depaz, a public relations
junior, found a bat between his classroom's
door and its frame in Weimer Hall. He tried to
help the bat before it bit him.
"Normally, if a healthy bat was looking for
a space to stay, it would not be on the ground,"
Glover said. "If the bat is seen on the ground, it
should be left alone."
Depaz is now undergoing rabies shots,
costing $1,000 for the total treatment, and is
trying to find out if UF will foot the bill for the
life-saving shots.
"I'm definitely looking into it," he said.
Another biting incident occurred last week,


but the bat tested negative for -rabies.
Glover said that at any given -time, ap-
proximately 5,000 bats, or about five percent
of UF's bat population, are infected with ra-
bies. However, about 10 percent of raccoons
are infected with the virus.
Anthony Dennis, assistant environmental
health director for the Alachua County Health
Department, insists that there is
Public no reason for public alarm.
Health "I don't think I would consider
this unusual," he said. "We get bat
bites throughout the year. To this point, there's
been nothing out of the ordinary."
Last month, there were seven bat expo-
sures, and one of them tested positive for
rabies. However, in March 2004, there were
three bat exposures, one of which tested posi-
tive for the deadly virus. In 2004, there were a
total of 13 exposures, afid three were found to
be positive.
Bats have been a UF staple for a long time..
"They have been here long before we
were," Glover said.


In 1987, Johnson Hall, which housed 5,000
bats, burned down and the bats fled to the UF
Track and Field area. Track fans complained
because of their odor, which Glover said smells
like either "roof tar" or a "puppy smell."
Glover added that fans were "freaked out
when bats would swoop over their heads to
eat bugs." In 1991, the University Athletic
Association built the UF Bat House and of-
fered an alternative place for the bats to live.
Today, approximately 100,000 bats take
refuge on Museum Road near Lake Alice,
making the UF Bat House the world's largest
artificial home for the flying mammals, Glover
said.
Despite the incidents last week, Glover
insists that bats are "very beneficial."
"This colony probably eats 1,000 pounds of
flying insects per night," he said.
That is equal to a 40-foot-long tractor trailer
full of mosquitoes, moths, beetles, gnats, flies
and ants per night, Glover added. As a result,
the bats have reduced UF's dependency on
pesticides.


AROUND GAINESVILLE

SW 20th Avenue faces road closings for evaluation


By IVETTE MENDEZ
Alligator Writer
imendez@alligator.org

Alachua County Public Works
will be conducting a series of
pavement evaluations today and
Thursday, which will cause par-
tial road closings on Southwest
20th Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. both days.
The evaluations will deter-
mine what course of action will


be taken to resurface some local
roads.
"Wednesday and Thursday
are light traffic days; that's why
we're doing it then," said Sam
Middleton, a civil engineer for
Alachua County Public Works.
Southwest 20th Avenue be-
tween Southwest 43rd Street and
Southwest 75th Street will be af-
fected by the closings.
The resurfacing of the road is
expected to be completed during


the summer.
"We'd like to have it done
before Fall semester begins,"
Middleton said.
The evaluations will.also de-
termine how extensive the recon-
struction of the road will be.
Unfortunately, the-only major
alternatives for local drivers this
week are Newberry Road and
Archer Road, Middleton said.
"Delays are going to be mini-
mal," he said.


"Delays are going to be
minimal."
Sam Middleton
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engineer

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Editorial


Elite entrance?

UF should take the best,

as long as it remains fair
Today is very different from the day that UF was founded
as a land-grant university.
Most of the state isn't underwater or covered in
swampland for one.
More importantly to those in the Florida public educational
system, however, UF isn't the only source of a quality higher
education anymore.
With public universities such as FSU, UCF, USF and oth-
ers around, UF no longer has the burden of providing such an
education to all aspiring high school graduates. Students also
have the option of attending any of the numerous community
colleges and then attending a state university afterward.
Because of this, any artificial restrictions on UF's ability to
accept the best aAd the brightest fromrour state schools would
be inappropriate.
Everyone can agree that UF can't logistically handle more
students than it already does. This means that some choice must
be made as to who gets the privilege of wearing the orange and
blue.
If anyone knows of a better criteria for this choice than scho-
lastic performance and potential, we would love to hear it.
The only other means of determining who receives a space
at UF would be to hold a raffle that includes all students who
did well enough in high school to reasonably expect a college
education.
The Alligator editorial board doesn't think this is the sort of
thing that should be left to pure chance.
If UF sets itself higher above the other state universities be-
cause of an increased quality of accepted students which in
turnattract better faculty and increased outside funding then
it deserves its success.
However, UF must be careful to ensure that it is accepting
those best and brightest students and not discriminating on any
other basis.
UF should not double its in-state tuition, as administrators
would like to do if they can wrest authority over the tuition
rates from the state.
The reason why UF serves both its goals as a land-grant
college and as an institution seeking to be the best is because it
offers a quality education at an affordable price.
If tuition rates are jacked up to approach those of universi-
ties UF wants to emulate, then it will lose the characteristics that
meet its original goals.
UF also should rededicate itself to ensuring that the best
and brightest are able to attend UF, regardless of socioeconomic
status.
As long as some students accepted to UF cannot afford to
attend and do not receive assistance from the university or
the state there remains the serious danger of UF becoming
the rich-old-boys club that so many of the other top institutions
are.
And, as much-as it pains a group of UF students to say, UF
should not receive special attention from the state in order to
artificially set it above other state universities.
Any increase in the prestige of a state university or the at-
tractiveness of its degrees to employers should be based solely
upon the quality of the education and the natural progression of
excellence that comes from years of attracting better students.
UF deserves all of the accolades that it rightfully earns: no
more, no less.
If UF continues to accept the best students Florida has to of-
fer and can make a concerted effort to put funding where it is
needed -' making sure disadvantaged and privileged students
have equal chances of attending then it is serving its original
purpose and more.


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alligator
Dwayne Robinson Matt Sanchez
EDITOR OPINIONS EDITOR
Mike Gimignani Lauren Flanagan
MANAGING EDITOR Diana Middleton
Craig Singleton
EDITORIAL BOARD
The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150
words (about one letter-sized page). They must be typed, double-spaced and must include the
author's name, classification and phone number. Names will be withheld if the writer shows
just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to
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C o l m h I U i P ,

Want to make a difference? Get carded
his morning, I stood on the Reitz Union North Lawn .a Ninja Turtles on TV or swimming in
in the bright midday sun, outfitted in green, and o the pool behind our home, these are
formed part of a living ribbon in testament to the I. the memories of my childhood.
powers of giving and of life. M. My mother never got a kidney
Organized by Get Carded, a student campaign to raise a9 w v l transplant. She died when I was
awareness of organ donation, the ribbon is one of the most nine years old. She wasn't there
important publicity events staged across campus. Political Gavin Baker when I turned 18 or when I gradu-
and academic debates and cultural awareness are impor- Close to Home ated from high school; she won't be
tant, but organ donation is vital literally. According to the letters@alligator.org there when I graduate from college
United Network for Organ Sharing, nearly 88,000 people or when I get married. My wife nev-
currently are waiting for organ transplants in the United er will know her mother-in-law; my
States. children never will never meet one of their grandmothers.
I'd like to tell the story of one person who waited: my Today, over 60,000 Americans are waiting for kidney
mother. transplants. They wait for a donor, for a match, for a ray
My mother suffered from lupus, a chronic autoimmune of hope. Today, 60,000 mothers and fathers will spend their
disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans, ac- day hooked to machines pumping the waste from their
cording to the Lupus Foundation- of America. Nine out of blood and go to sleep wondering if they'll get to see their
10 people with lupus are women, and the incidence rate children grow up.
is three times higher among black women than white. If we do nothing, they won't have the chance. The chil-
Scientists do not know what causes lupus, and there cur- drenof 60,000'families will grow up without a parent. Sixty
rently is no cure. thousand families will lose a son or daughter, a husband or
However, lupus can be effectively treated. Today, most wife, a brother or sister.
people with lupus live a normal lifespan. Still, the disease That's just kidneys. Nearly 30,000 others wait for differ-
can vary widely in symptoms and intensity. For my mother, ent organs: a liver, a lung, a pancreas or a heart.
it resulted in kidney failure. Do you have the heart to help them?
Growing up, I went with her to the dialysis center. I re- Do you have the heart to let them die?
member the machines and the tubes, the sterility, the eerie Organ donation can extract life from death. By becoming.
quiet. There were no children playing there. The patients organ donors, we transmute the tragedy of death into the
didn't joke or smile. To me, it was alien, cold and drab. blessing of charity. Even in leaving the planet, we make life
Later, she switched to peritoneal dialysis. A catheter was better for those who remain. But it only works if you sign
inserted in her abdomen to allow her to perform dialysis at the card. It only takes a minute.
home. Again, I remember well the tubes, the bags of fluid, Visit www.getcarded.org to find out how.
the.surgical masks, the constant fear of infection. Gavin Baker is a history freshman. His column appears on
More than playing basketball or Nintendo, watching the Wednesday.
The views expressed here are-not necessarily those of the Alligator.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 7


Letters to the Editor
Tuition change would harm middle class
Editor. Realistically, UF will serve more
middle class students than any other group,
as there are more middle class students seek-
ing a college education than any other group.
UF's low tuition rates make college affordable
across all spectrums. The middle class is hard
to define: Analysis of students receiving Bright
Futures as being rich at $85,000 per year is far
from being correct in expensive parts of the
state. No one is rich at that income in Miami.
When tuition is low, the poor can borrow
and it will not bankrupt their futures, while
the middle class can afford to pay with a low
debt load. By increasing tuition with increases
in need-based aid, the middle class will be left
behind. The rich will pay, the poor will receive
grants, and the middle class will start their
lives under a bundle of debt. Let Harvard
stay Harvard, while UF remains a high qual-
ity education for the average Floridian at an
affordable price. It is the middle class that will
be out of options if tuition is raised.,
Daniel Golden
4LS



Alligator unfairly biased against Greeks
Editor The Alligator editorial board made
it quite clear during this election cycle that the
Opinions section owes no duty of balance to the


student body. That's fine and understandable.
However, I find it disturbing that this newspa-
per ostracizes a certain community on campus,
forsaking any sort of fair approach when per-
forming the most intrinsic duty they possess as
the media: honestly delivering the news.
The view of the Alligator towards the Greek
community is laughable in its best moments
and completely unforgivable in its worst.
Here's the deal: This paper eagerly implicates
the Greek community in any event in which
one of its members comes under fire. They
showed this in the recent election by vicari-
ously associating fraternity houses with mis-
deeds while' they trashed the name of one of its
members. Also, for whatever reason, this paper
mentioned Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity when
one of its members was charged with a crime
completely unrelated to the fraternity.
Conversely, when a Greek house, be it from
the Multicultural, Panhellenic or Interfraternity
councils, contributes to the UF community,
there is minimal coverage, if any, of the effort,
compassion and purpose of the event. This is
not only irresponsible but, more importantly,
it fails to make students aware of the great ser-
vices of their peers. These philanthropies and
service projects are some of the greatest acts of
kindness on this campus.
Hete is your opportunity to reverse this
trend to return to responsible journalism.
Hell, I'll even start you off with a great example


of what I am speaking of..
Enter David Sinopoli. In Nov. 2001, Sinopoli,
now a UF student, was diagnosed with severe
aplastic anemia. Aplastic anemia is a rare but
extremely serious disorder that results from
the unexplained failure of the bone marrow to
produce blood cells. Now, after recovering from
a bone marrow transplant, he looks to credit the
mentor program that kept his attitude positive
through the tribulation. Through philanthropy
with his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sinopoli
hopes to fund a similar program at Shands so
other pediatric transplant recipients may enjoy
the same encouragement and support necessary
to beat such a debilitating illness. Sinopoli hopes
to do this by holding the first annual Queen of
Hearts Pageant, this Thursday at Brick City.
This story is one of the many reasons Greeks
hold such philanthropic events. The heroic
stories rarely are told, yet oftentimes these are
most purposeful: benevolent students on cam-
pus pouring their hearts into helping others.
Prove to us you care as much about people
like David Sinopoli as you do about breaking a
story. Prove to us you don't have a malevolent
agenda. Prove to us you treat All groups of stu-
dents fairly.
On the same note of fair and balanced re-
porting, the Alligator would be wise to heed
this advice because of the strong possibility that
* The Gainesville Sun is staking a spot in report-
ing campus life. If the paper wishes to continue


its monopoly on the print media, it must be-
come a more equitable source of information
about student involvement and the endeavors
of our students.
John Clayton Brett
1LS



Cartoon complainers can't see the point
Editor: In response to Robert E. Mayes'
criticism of Andy Marlette's Johnnie Cochran
cartoon, I think we should start evaluating po-
litical cartoons for what they are and are not.
They are not: testimonials to the nobility
of lifetime achievements; politically correct
representations of mass opinion; memorial
services.
They are: frickin' cartoons.
You're right, the Cochran cartoon would
have been much better as a colorful courtroom
scene filled with bunnies and people of dif-
ferent ethnicities holding hands as Cochran
ascended into heaven on the seat of a giant,
gold-crested gavel.
No wait, that would've been lame and
boring.
-I'm sorry if Marlette's cartoons offend you,
but maybe the question here is this: Why are
you getting offended by cartoons?
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UF study unearths new information on mutations


Worms used as subjects for testing


By SKYLER SMITH
Alligator Writer
ssmith@alligator.org

Genetic mutations may radically differ
even within similar species, according to
a UF study.
Zoology professor Charles Baer contrib-
uted to a study on the rates of genetic mu-
tation in worms, finding great differences
between even closely related species.
"This study was to establish a baseline
mutation rate," Baer said.


The study applied no outside environ-
mental stimuli to trigger genes and all
mutations were spontaneous.
"We deal with mutations as God deals
them out," Baer said.
Funded by UF and the National
Institutes of Health, Baer worked. with
scientists from- two other universities,
and their findings appear in Monday's
Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences.
Because the study deals with strictly


natural genetic changes, it can work as a
comparative tool for later studies dealing
with the effect environment has on gene
mutations, Baer said.
As this applies to humans, our environ-
ment is constantly polluted with carcino-
gens, which could cause
UF genetic mutations within
Research the human genome, Baer
said.
"What this nieans is
that generalizing about the mutational
properties of life on Earth from one geno-
type or one species may not be justified,"
Baer said in a release.


In the current study, multiple groups of
genetically similar worms were allowed to
accumulate mutations.
Over the course of 200 generations, the
scientists found that one species' genes
mutated up to 10 times faster than the
others'.
Baer is also studying the mutation rate
as a function of damage already done to
the genome. In other words, he is attempt-
ing to discern whether or not a subject
with already-mutated genes will experi-
ence further changes at a greater speed.
"The damage might be undoable," Baer
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Alligator Writer
Itaulbee@alligator.org

Interracial couples and gay and
lesbian couples deal with many of the
same stereotypes and cultural attitudes,
concluded a forum held Tuesday in the
Computer Science Engineering building.
About 40 students gathered to discuss
how societal pressures differ between
these groups and to examine
On how they have internalized
Campus these messages.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender Affairs Director Tamara
Cohen and graduate assistant Ben Witten
moderated the forum, which was spon-
sored by Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority
and LGBT Affairs.
"In today's society, it's a very potent
issue. We have a lot of misunderstanding
and a lot of hatred toward these types of
relationships," sorority President Ashley
Foster said.
Cohen opened by showing 20 images
of gay, lesbian, interracial, heterosexual
and same-race couples, and she asked
the audience to write down one-word
reactions.
A photograph of two homosexual
couples kissing evoked words ranging
from "ew" and "weird" to "marriage"
and "care."
Later, "beautiful" was mentioned for
the first time regarding a heterosexual,
interracial couple.
"Have we had a 'beautiful' yet?"
Cohen asked. "Let's just note that."
Cohen also asked students to examine
the roles family, friends, school and media
had played in their perceptions.
"I think with gay couples a lot of peo-
ple say, 'It's OK, as long as it's not my son
or my daughter,'" one student said.
Many agreed that society deems les-
bian couples acceptable based on their
attractiveness.
"The media portray that lesbianism
is OK as long as you're good-looking,"
Witten said.
Students also discussed the stereotype
that lesbians are "hot."
"It's superficial, and it's pig-headed,
but a lot of guys think it's cool," Foster


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Tamara Cohen, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs director, offers
support for UF students.considering multiracial marriage.


said.
Some said they felt pressure to date
within their own race or be seen as shun-
ning their culture.
Others said family or friends had ex-
pressed that interracial couples are only
acceptable depending on the races of
those involved.
After the forum, Witten said personal
experiences are important in increasing


understanding about-gay, lesbian or inter-
racial couples.
"Knowing a single person can really
start breaking down stereotypes for the
whole group," he said.
- He noted that he hears more positive
messages now than he has in the past few
years.
"In either case, we have a long way to
go," he said.


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Asians get


frat status
By KYLIE CRAIG
Alligator Writer
kcraig@alligator.org

The first Asian-American fraternity in
Florida was accepted into UF's Multicultural
Greek Council on Tuesday night.
Members of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity had
been working toward acceptance as an of-
ficial fraternity for the past nine months.
"We just want people to know
about us now, and to know
we've done something this
monumental."
Thuan Vu
Pi Delta Psi Chapter president

Vice President Huy Huynh said it was
a huge relief to hear his organization will
finally be able to be called a UF fraternity.
"We've had a lot of setbacks these past
couple months," Huynh said. "To be part
of an organization and not be able to wear
your letters on campus is kind of hard."
Before being accepted in the MGC, Pi
Delta Psi members were recognized as the
Asian-American Greek Interest Group.
Chapter president Thuan Vu said he's.
looking forward to making an impact in the
Greek community.
"We just want people to know about us
now, and to know we've done something
this monumental," Vu said.
Asian interest group, the Lady Monarchs,
also had reason to celebrate at the MGC
meeting. They were officially accepted as an
associate member of the MGC.
"Hearing we had been accepted was
overwhelming," said Liana Gregory, Lady
Monarchs president. "It was a really long
journey so we were relieved."
The organization must remain an associ-
ate member of MGC for a year in order to be
considered for full membership status.
It also must be approved by its national
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Protesters gather outside prison


OCHA, from page 1

Instead of watching television, Ocha spent
Tuesday morning with his brother, Martin
Ocha, and Chaplain Dale Recinella. Recinella
stayed until late in the afternoon, conversing
with Ocha in his jail cell, Ivey said.
Protesters across the street from the prison
numbered more than 30 by the time Ocha's
execution was scheduled to begin.
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death
Penalty Director Abe Bonowitz .addressed
Gov. Bush, but not for deciding not to delay
Ocha's execution rather, for the hypocrisy
he sees in the Catholic governor continuing to
sign death warrants.
"The pope had called for an end to the use
of the death penalty," he said. Bush "is mock-
ing the pope by going forward with it."
Bonowitz contended Ocha wanted to die
before he murdered Skjerva. Court docu-
ments show Ocha previously asked police of-
ficers to shoot him during a 1978 altercation.
"This is suicide by governor," Bonowitz
said. "Society deserves to be safe, but we
don't need the death penalty."
Ocha was the 60th prisoner, in Florida to
be executed since the death penalty was rein-
stated in 1976.
Executions are carried out after the gover-
nor signs a death warrant issued by a court,
after the defendant is found guilty.
A private citizen serves as executioner and
is paid $150 to carry out the death sentence,
which in this case involved injecting a lethal
chemical cocktail intravenously.
Department of Corrections official Debra
Buchanan said an ad seeking voluntary ex-
ecutioners was placed in newspapers state-
wide in 1978, offering that same amount of
money for their services.


"We're still working off the original list,"
she said of the volume of responses.
State Attorney's Office spokesman
Spencer Mann said a violent crime needs to
satisfy several criteria before prosecutors can
seek the death penalty.
"Was the murder heinous or atrocious, no
mercy given?" he said. Also, "whether there
were issues of torture" and lack of "regard for
the humanity of the victim."
Mann said those stipulations then are
weighed against "potential mitigating cir-
cumstances, such as whether the defendant
had a criminal history, whether there are any
mental competency issues or other factors
that would speak on the
defendant's behalf."
Though Ocha's mental
status was disputed by
his first attorney, Mark
Gruber, a judge eventually
declared him competent.
On the night of Oct.
Mann 5, 1999, Ocha, drunk
and high on Ecstasy,
met Skjerva at the Kissimmee bar where he
worked, an Osceola County arrest warrant
shows. She gave him a ride to his home,
where they had consensual intercourse.
However, when Skjerva said she would
tell her boyfriend about the incident and
mocked Ocha's anatomy, he became angry.
The documents state Ocha retrieved a rope
from his garage with which he attempted to
strangle Skjerva three times. In his impaired
state, he was too weak to kill her, so he hanged
her from a kitchen door and drank a beer as he
watched her choke to death.
When he was arrested for disorderly
intoxication the following day in Volusia
County, Ocha confessed to killing Skjerva.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Revenue could put UF in Top 10


MERIT, from page 1


UF's ascent to the top but often don't
understand that it will take a hike, in
revenue, Machen said.
"Most of the increase would come
from increasing tuition but all of the ben-
efits go directly to students," Machen
wrote in the e-mail. "It would be inter-
esting to see if our students support an
increase that so directly benefits them."
Student Body President-elect Joe
Goldberg said he supports those im-
provements but said that UF has four.
sources of funding other than tuition
- federal funds, state appropriations,
private donations and research money
- and UF should tax students for the
improvements only after the other op-
tions have been exhausted.
"I want to make sure that we tap into
those four different sources before hit-
ting the students' pocketbooks," he said.
"We can become a Top 10 institution
without increasing tuition."
Considering Student Government has
been unsuccessful at preventing tuition
hikes in the past few years, the increases
may be inevitable, Goldberg'said. In that
case, students should ensure that money
is spent to their benefit, he said.
Either way, Goldberg said he would
like to sit down with Machen to discuss
how they can coordinate lobbying ef-
forts. The best place for the school to
look for revenue is the state Legislature,
Goldberg said.


The issue in part asks if students are
satisfied with their UF education.
John Dicks, president of the
Interfraternity Council, said he wouldn't
want anything changed in his under-
graduate experience.
."If I'm paying to improve it, what
am I paying to improve?" Dicks said. "I
haven't been unhappy with anything."
But raising tuition to the level UF is
talking about a twofold increase or
more is a moot point unless it can
convince the Legislature to allow the
universities to set tuition themselves, in-
stead of allowing them to raise it within
in a certain percentage every year.
Manny Fernandez, chairman of UF's
Board of Trustees, said who controls tu-
ition is complicated and uncertain.
Legislators are reluctant to change
Bright Futures because of its popularity
and benefit in keeping students in the
state, he said. But Florida must decide
how to preserve it as tuition rises.
"Whatever tuition is raised, Bright
Futures has to come up with that much
more," he said of the program, which
pays for most UF students' tuition.
Due to the complications, any chang-
es in tuition policy probably will not
occur for a year, Fernandez said. He's
still uncertain of whether the Legislature
supports UF's goal when it means rais-
ing tuition on lawmakers' constituents.
"I just think there's too much of a tug
of war going on right now," he said. "At
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Florida House, Student Senate debate freedom bill


Senate denounces
By BRIDGET CAREY
Alligator Staff Writer
bcarey@alligator.org

The Florida Legislature can trash the
"Academic Freedom Bill of Rights". as far as the
Student Senate is concerned.
Senate voted unanimously to pass a resolution
denouncing the recently proposed bill that. could
affect UF students' Activity & Service Fee.
The bill could prohibit funding of organiza-
tions with a religious or political bias. Senators
saw that as a threat to destroy groups such as the
Jewish Student Union, Campus American Civil
Liberties Union and Campus Crusade for Christ.
"We would not be able to distribute student
funds to any organizations that are not viewpoint
neutral," said co-author Sen. Ryan Nels.on.
Ambiguity in the bill's wording would require
UF to hire a junior attorney to deal with these is-
sues, draining the university of $109,503, he said.
"Part of education is to stretch the minds of stu-
dents," resolution co-author Sen. Paden Woodruff
said. "This bill is demeaning to students," he
added, because it assumes they have no critical
skills to disagree with different opinions.
Student Body President Jamal'Sowell reported
that, in a recent meeting with Gov. Jeb Bush, he
learned the bill "doesn't have much support" and
that "[Bush] doesn't foresee that passing," he told
senators Tuesday.
The bill, which has not reached the House
floor for a vote, could discourage teachers and
students from UF out of fear of being sued, sena-
tors argued.
Sen. Michael Bowen, a graduate student, said
that graduate students make up about 40 percent
of the teachers at UF, and the bill would hurt
UF's aspirations of becoming a Top 10 research
university.
"It would make classrooms cold," Woodruff
added.


Horowitz: University 'kids' need grown-up supervision


FREEDOM, from page 1

Horowitz wrote in a 2001 article that the
theory of evolution was a political inven-
tion "to attack traditional values."
And in a 2000 fundraising appeal,
Horowitz wrote, "You see, the left isn't
forgiving or civil. Instead they are violently,
fervently committed to their unholy war to
tear down American democracy and replace
it with their version an Americanized
version of communism."
In his statement to the committee,
Horowitz compared universities in America
to those in the "third world," and said a
large minority of professors don't behave
like professionals in the classroom.
Casting the "crisis" in-higher education
as a struggle between "leftist totalitarian-
ism" and "mainstream values," Horowitz
cited anecdotes about students being
marked down for disagreeing with profes-
sors in class. He divulged neither the names
of these students npr their professors.
Baxley also asserted that the bill would
not lead to lawsuits, even though a legisla-
tive staff analysis warned the bill could al-
low students to sue their professors if they
feel their views aren'tbeing respected.
The analysis even recommends $4.2 mil-
lion be spent to hire new lawyers for univer-
sities to fight such suits if the bill is passed.
Horowitz insisted the staff was wrong.
"This bill is not to start lawsuits, but to
give a kick in the pants to administrations to
get their houses in order," he said. Besides,
he said, even if lawsuits did occur, $4.2 mil-
lion would be a small price to pay.
"Universities are already massively in-
terfered with by the government," Horowitz
said. "You will admit students with this skin


color with these grades, but not that kind of
student with those grades. No one who ob-
jects to this bill has objections to those laws,
and that's hypocrisy."

Saving students from themselves
Horowitz. also blasted universities where
student activity fees brought speakers such
as Michael Moore as UF did and failed
to bring conservative speakers before-the
2004 election.
When Rep. Ed Jennings, D-Gainesville,
asked whether UF student organizations
such as Accent, UF's speaker's bureau, had a
right to spend student money as they see fit,
Horowitz answered that "university kids"
should be governed by "grown-ups" who
can ensure the funds are spent equitably.
"I think the administration has a re-
sponsibility to the university community
to see that there is equity," Horowitz said.
"University administrations should step in
and say, look kids, this is an education-in-
stitution, not a political organization. If you
bring in a left-wing extremist like Michael
Moore, you should also bring a conserva-
tive such as Ann Coulter."
Rep. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, dis-
agreed.
"Do you think the government should
get into the business of deciding whether a
view is mainstream or extremist?" he asked.
Rep. Shelley Vana, D-West Palm Beach,
echoed Gelber's concerns.
"When we talk about the government
stepping in, and having a stick to rein in voic-
es it calls 'outside the mainstream,' I get wor-
ried," she said. "Should the administration
call in student leaders who 'insult the dignity
of the country?' That's what happened to my
husband in Czechoslovakia. As a student, he
was called in before a people's tribunal, was


sentenced to death and had to flee the coun-
try, and he never saw his parents..."
During a public- testimony period,
Matthew Farrar of FSU College Republicans
said he received 10 complaints from mem-
bers of his group alleging grades had suffered
because they had expressed their beliefs in
classes governed by liberal professors.
He refused to identify them.

Righteous persecution
United Faculty of Florida President Tom
Auxter, also a UF philosophy professor, told
the committee the only evidence the bill's
proponents could muster was a smattering
of anecdotes.
"Florida already has some of the lowest
salaries for professors in the nation," Auxter
said. "It's already difficult for us to recruit
and retain the best-qualified faculty. Please,
don't make things any harder for us."
He said colleagues in other states had
called him to ask why the bill, which he
called "a national farce," has languished in
other states where it was proposed but actu-
ally had a chance of passing the House.
After Auxter's statements, Baxley ap-
peared flushed and agitated.
"I find it laughable that some are say-
ing universities are not bastions of leftist
thought," he said. "We all know that they
are. I've got letters from dozens of students
with terrible examples of persecution. Am I
going to give you their names? No. They're
in fear of being retaliated against and black-
listed."
Baxley then thanked 'Farrar for being
courageous enough to agree to speak before
the committee.
"Their names have been smeared all
over campus," he said, "because they dared
to show up with that radical Baxley."


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* LOTS HAVE INCREASED BY
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SKYLER SMITH
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As Florida's population
booms, the homes, malls and
parking lots that go with it also
expand.
This growth adds value to the
state's remaining agricultural
land, according to a UF survey.
From 2003 to 2004, the value
of Florida farmland went up by
more than 10 percent in many
places, said John Reynolds, the
lead author of the survey.
"As the supply of land goes
down, the value goes up,"
Reynolds, a professor emeritus
with UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, said.
The area with the highest in-
crease in land value was South
Florida.
"They're running out of open


land down there," he said.
The value of cropland went up
58 percent and pasture values 76
percent, according to the survey.
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southern Gulf Coast regions saw
the most dynamic growth in land
values, the rest of the state's agri-
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than last year.
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lies in what the survey classi-
fies as the northeast section of
Florida.
Farmland here increased in
value by 9 to 16 percent.
While that's on the lower end,
the dollars per acre numbers are
highest here, Reynolds said.
The value of non-irrigated
cropland in Gainesville'spart of
the state was valued at $2,657
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3 Sublease 8 Electronics. 13 W anted 18, Personals i23-- ide ,- .i
4o Roommnates., 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted : 19 Connections
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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
4-20-71-2

1st MONTH FREE!
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
375-1519
4-20-71-2

Tremendous two bed two bath
FREE UF parking & bus rt to UF
tennis, b-ball, monitored alarm
affordable, spacious, pets ok!
pinetreegardens.com 376-4002
4-20-71-2.

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.
332-7700. 4-20-71-2

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 -
4-20-71-2


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.
4-20-71-2

HOUSES 2 mi to UF Now & fall 331-0095
630 NW 35th St. Ig 3/2, fam rm $1200/mo;
816 N.\.Zth Dr 3/2, fam rm gar $1300/mo;
1802 NW 38th Terr 3/2 $875/mo;
',,2 NW 35th St. 3/2 $1100/mo 4-20-71-2

Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2

Your Perfect Apt Next to UF!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 & 3BR Avail
Aug.. Specials from $489/mo. Lofts wood
firs & more. Some pet friendly! 376-6223
www.LiveNearCampus.com 4-20-71-2

Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
WWW.SUBLET.COM
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-2


Have Roommates?
3BR/2BA House $950
Only You?
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 APTSI Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & -3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
8-15-9W2

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 okl
'-'Open till 8pm and weekends
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
4-20-69-2


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115 STEPS FROM CAMPUSllI
Luxury Opposite Library WestI
Beautiful, 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
4-20-69-2

DOWNTOWN LOCATION! 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 4-8-55-2

CHEAP RENT! 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlngtonRealEstate.com 4-8-59-2

**I1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $650/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 376-2507
4-20-63-2

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 376-2507
4-20-63-2

Threesomes Welcomel
All the space you need only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*Pd Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
4-20-60-2

DUCK PONDI Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 4-8-50-2

*NOW PRE-LEASING*
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
4-20-59-2

BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL
*Spacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
* 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
* 4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW 20th
Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 4-8-45-2

AVAIL. AUG 1: 4bed/2batWhouse. Ceramic
tile floors, extra game room, fenced yard,
pet ok, wash/dry provided. 1330 NW 39th
St. 339-2342 for directions $1250/mo 4-
12-45-2

Rent With Us Today,
Buy With Us Tomorrow!


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Ask About Our Lucrative
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-2BR/1BA Downtown $515/mo
3BR/3BA Townhouse $800/mo
3BR/2BA near SFCC $925/mo
Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118
4-20-50-2


*3 BLOCKS TO UF*
2BR/1BA Duplex. Hardwood floors,
W/D,$535/mo 375-8256
4-20-47-2


GAINESVILLE'S FINEST LIVING
Luxury 3/3 & 4/4's from only $370/bdrm
includes extended cable, water/sewer, 24 hr
gym, Free Tanning
SPRING.& SUMMER SPECIALS
Call the Landings at 336-3838
4-20-44-2

NEWLY RENOVATED
Affordable, Quiet living
HUGE 1& 2BR Pool
Skylights 1.5 miles to UF
Furn Avail 377-7401*
4-20-44-2

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,
sbayer@bellsouth.net 4-6-30-2

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
4-20-35-2

DEAL OF A LIFETIME11!
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
4-20-35-2


*Sorority Row Area*
1940's vintage stone 2BR/1 BA apt. Beautiful
hardwood floors. $675/mo 375-8256 4-20-
31-2


*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

HISTORIC HOUSES DOWNTOWN
1 BRs & 2.5BRs. $275-700/mo
Progressive thinkers preferred. View at:
www.pleasantstreet.net 4-20-31-2

ENORMOUS 3BR
Avail for Current and Fall
Pool Tennis Cts 1.5 Mi 2 UF
. Ind lease, Fum & 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* Blks from UF 0 Houses 0
Duplexes. 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
215-9987 4-20-30-2

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 4-20-30-2

TOP QUALITY GREAT LOCATIONS
Upscale 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to campus on
north & east sides. Year leases avail. Begin
summer or fall. No pets. K&M Properties
372-1509 4-20-30-2

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
337-1330 4-11-22-2

Space & Value! 3 and 4 bedrooms
Tennis, b-ball, monitored alarm
Pets welcome, free uf parking
Ceramic tile, dishwasher, pool
Open wknds, Call 376-4002
4-20-29-2


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
sor20@yahoo.com or Iv mssg 352-870-7256
4-20-28-2


WE HAVE UPN
Sun Bay Apts 376-6720
4-20-28-2

Be near everything at The Oaksl
Start at $525 for I bdrm, $675
for 2 bdrm, & $825 for 3 bdrm
Remodels Available! Call for move
in specials today at 331-8836! 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-
4235 4-20-25-2

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
4-20-24-2

University Terrace Gainesville
4/4 Individual Leases
Completely Refurbished
Furnished Living Area
W/D, Pool $405/mo
Union Properties 373-7578
4-20-24-2


Walking Distance to UF
1433 NW 3rd Avenue
2BR 1.5BA W/D h/up
3 units available in quad
$775/mo
Union Properties 373-7578
4-20-24-2

Victoria Station
Off SW 35th Place -
Like New Townhouse
2BR 2.5BA W/D, Pool
$825-850/mo
Union Properties 373-7578
4-20-24-2


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-
20-23-2

2BR I BA Apts $515-525/mo
5 BIks to UFl 840 Sq Ft 829 SW 5th Avenue,
St. CroixApts Central H &Air, incids wtr, swg,
pst ctrl, garbage. Call Merrill Management
Inc. 372-1494 4-7-14-2

** 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
4-20-20-2

ISABELLA PARK 1BR/1BA 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.
4-20-20-2

*WALK TO UF*
Historic home in great neighborhood. 3BR/
2BA, hd wd floors, tile, W/D, deck. Cute,
clean, no dogs. 1112 NW 4th Ave 871-8280.
$1250/mo 4-8-11-2

**HISTORIC VICTORIAN APT**
10 blocks to UF. Quaint IBR/1 BA apt. w/wd
firs, fans, hi ceiling, Pets Ok. Avail Aug 1st
$450/mo 225 SW 3rd Ave. Call 376-2184
4-7-10-2


INDIVIDUAL LEASES AVAILABLE
NOW AND FALL SEASON
Convenient UF access
$325 to $575
Action Real Estate Services
352-331-1233 4-20-18-2


ROCKWOOD VILLAS avail Aug 1, 2005.
3BR/3BA townhouse. Inci W/D, great bus rt
to UF. $1100/mo. Call Donna 352-339-3250
4-20-19-2


Apartments & Houses
Studio to 5BR+
Most within 2 miles of campus!
Campus Realty 692-3800
propertymanager@campusrealty.org
5-31-25-2

Brandywine large 2BR/2BA partially furn, sec
sys, NS, No pets $650/mo Lease required
386-330-5274, 352-373-3418 4-8-10-2

AUGUST RENT FREE
Bring your deposit by April 16 ,
Large 2BR, Close to UF & SFCC
Short term leases Avail.
Open Sat.
Ventura Apartments
1902 SW 42nd Way
352-376-5065
4-11-10-2

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

LIVE STUDY PLAY
Luxury 3BR/3BA Townhomes -
Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym,
Aerobics, W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms
The Laurels, 335-4455
4-20-16-2

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
4-8-7-2

DUCKPOND AREA HOUSE Avail Aug 1st.
Large 4BR/2.5BA, W/D, hardwood floors,
fireplace, glassed in porch, until bldg, etc. Bike
to campus. $1400/mo, $350/per person. 1st,
last, dep. 352-466-0165 4-13-10-2

Three 4BR HOUSES & 1&2BR APTS.
Spacious, efficient homes biking distance
.to campus. Remodeled, Ig-fenced yards.
Lots of extras. Available now & fall. Call
for details. $475-1225/mo. 352-372-4768
6-30-29-2

* Oakbrook near Arby's on SW 16th Ave.
2Br/1 BA spacious porch./living room. $900$.
* Biven's Arm on 13th 1BR/1BA $600$
Call 386-365-7105 or 365-7822 email: un-
stable-ping@hotmail.com 4-13-10-2

1BR 1BA 1Blk to UF!
1218 SW 3rd Avenue
Wood Floors, WindowA/C, $400/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
4-7-5-2

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
4-7-5-2

3BR 1 BA Home with wood floors
Central H & ar Washer/Dryer Hkups
110Q sq.ft. $725/mo, Off NE 16th Ave..
1050 NE 13th Place: Call Merrill
Management Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2

1BR 1BA Apts 1 BIk to UF! $460/mo
1236 SW4th Ave. Grad II Apts
Central H & Air, Carpet, Inclds
Water, swg, pest control & garbage
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
4-7-5-2

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


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2BR 1BAApt, 1 Block to UF,
Central H & Air, Tile Floors
1236 SW Ist Ave. $585/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
4-7-5-2

* HOUSES 0 359-2000
2BR 1BA $595 1953 NW 31st PI.
2BR 1BA $595 431 SE 7th St.
4-20-14-2

Available Summer & Fall
Studios & 1 BRs $350 to $750
2BRs & 3BRs $425 to $850
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.
378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com
8-23-41-2

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
4-20-14-2

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


DUCKPOND
Historic house, hd wd firs, Ig front porch, lots
of charm. Studio & 1 BR avail. 306 NE 6th St.
$400-500/mo. Call 379-4952 4-20-14-2

LIVE IN THE DUCKPOND!
Avail May 1 or 2 BRs in 3BR/1BA house..
Quiet street. MUST LOVE DOGS. Lease
length neg. Can furn. Call Annie 352-284-
1686 4-8-6-2

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
4-7-5-2

TAYLOR SQUARE
Apts and townhouses
621 SW 10th St. Gainesville
Walk to UF
Behind Norman Hall
Brand new leasing for fall
Contact 352-332-2097
4-8-5-2

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 Rush. Pool. Laundry
Room. Quiet area. $429/mo with 1st month
FREE. No security deposit. Call 692-4352
4-8-5-2


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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:
//74674.rentclicks.com 4-8-5-2

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
4-8-5-2

HOUSE 2BR/1BA $695/mo. W/D, cent H/
AC, 2.5 mi North of UF. Call 352-214-1722
4-20-13-2

2 BEDROOM MOVE IN TODAY!
* Only $530 -540 month!
* Great Pools Pets Welcome!
* Walk to UF & Shands!
* 372-7555 Open wkends!
4-20-12-2


***BRAND NEW***
2BR/2.5BA luxury townhouse, 1200 sq ft, big
bedrms, huge living rm & kitchen. Everything
is new! 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
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
4-8-5-2


DUCKPOND historic home, 3 big BR, 3BA,
wood floors, W/D, greenhouse,-2,500 sq ft,
$1350 + until, 15 min bike ride to UF, 820 NE
5th Ave. 335-8874 4-8-4-2


SPYGLASS *
As.k 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 SW 62nd Blvd 373-6330
www.spyglassapts.com
4-20-12-2


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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
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-20-12-2

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-
9270 4-20-12-2

*1 BLOCK TO UF*
Avail July orAug 1st. 2BR/2.5BA townhouse,
W/D, DW, monitored sec sys. Pets ok. $925/
mo. Call Todd 472-1286 4-11-5-2

2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
1BR duplex $575
1BR, fireplace $490
MILL RUN
2BR, pool $500
Call 335-4790 or 514-1913 4-12-5-2

4BR/2BA DUCKPOND HOME Wood floors,
spacious, quiet. $1050/mo 714 NE 12th Ave.
Call Jeffrey at 246-5801 4-20-11-2

Beautiful Hisoric Home, wood floors,
high ceilings, 3-4.BR/2BA, large fenced
yardt$1400/mo ($1250/mo for 2 yr lease)
Downtown location near UF. Avail May 1st.
Call Tom at 262-6423 4-20-11-2

2BR townhouse; 7209 SW 45th PI. $500/
mo, $500 sec dep. No pets. 386-462-0994
4-20-11-2

2BR/1.5BA Condo in Casablanca East.
Newly remodeled w/tile floors, W/D incl, pool,
quiet area, on bus rt, close to UF/Shands, no
pets, $800/mo. Avail May 16th. 352-246-
5958 4-20-11-2

*VERY NEAR UF*
3BR/1BA, $760 1BR/1BA, $460 0 Lg
1"BR $500 Call 377-2930 4-12-5-2

1BR w/pvt. Gated courtyard. Small quiet,
complex located at 3320 SW 23rd St. Starting
@. $385/mo. Pets arranged. Call 377-2150.
Please leave a message. 4-20-11-2





Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
WWV.SUBLET.COM 4-20-71-3

WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo
Now til Aug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all
included!'2-27-3-3

LOOKING FOR A BARGAIN?
Bid on a sublease, call 866-837-1309 or visit
www.subleaseauction.com
5-19-43-3

EMERGENCY SUMMER SUBLEASE
2BR/2.5BA townhouse 2 blocks to UF. May -
Aug $900/mo OBO 352-266-8475 4-20-13-3

LUXURY APARTMENT!"
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
4-7-20-3

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 CLASS***
1/1 in 2/1 house behind Norman Hall. Great
location and very cheap. Avail April 25. Call
262-7200 4-8-15-3

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-
367-7749 4-20-22-3

2BR sublet avail anytime in April @ The
Exchange.Call Hillary @ 407-928-1315
**Call for move-In incentives!**
4-12-15-3

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
305-905-0712 4-12-15-3

Royal Village
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 ceresiqu@ufl.edu 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-
281-1337 4-7-10-3

1BR/1BA RIGHT ACROSS FROM UF.
Available May 1st w/option to renew. $445/
mo. Call 813-624-2946 4-6-9-3

**THE EXCHANGE**
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/IBA,.
$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
305-469-3372 4-8-10-3

Walk 2 class. Summer Sub. Huge 1BR/1BA,
pool, W/D, walk-in closet, cable internet @
Museum Walk. $300 price neg. Call 941-238-
7118 4-8-10-3

$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 $4.50 @ The Exchange
Furnished 1BR/1BA in 2/2
Kitchen, living room, porch, W/D,
Now available.
Female please. 772-473-0560. 4-12-10-3

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


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

Sublease SPYGLASS apt May to July 31.
1 BR/1 BA in 2 BR/2 BA apt. $450/mo OBO
everything incl. Fun roommate. Call Katie S.
352-213-5425 4-12-10-3

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
tenessa@ufl.edu 4-12-10-3

$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

$299/mo + utils. 1 BR avail in 2BR townhouse
in Miill Run for summer. $250/mo. W/D, wire-
less internet, fully furnished. Pets allowed.
262-2814 4-12-10-3

Lexington May thru Aug sublease 1 BR/BA in
4BR/BA. Includes util, furn, pool, appliances,
bus rt. $900 whole summer. Call Jose 561-
317-5603, jramos@ufl.edu 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 904-556-614_
or 904-491-4574 (Steve) 4-20-15-3

Female sublease at Courtyards. 1 bed-
room in 4/2 townhouse on 13th. All furn
& util included; $399/mo negotiable.
Sec dep & 1st mo rent free, 514-6408 or
murraymd@ufl.edu. 4-20-15-3

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.
1 BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt. $360/mo, incl uils,
cable, ethernet, furn, W/D & more. Call 786-
423-0445 4-6-5-3

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-
0683 4-6-5-3

10 SECOND WALK T'FUF
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

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, g8ergurl@ufl.edu 4-7-6-3

2BR/2BA Oxford Manor $363 each.
Negotiable. W/D, podl, 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-
nished 1 BR in 4BR/2BA $295/mo. Aug rent
FREE. Call 813-966-8324 4-7-5-3

4 BLOCKS TO UF! *
1BR/BA avail May Aug. Fully fum al
utils included +. internet, W/D, balcony
pool. Rent negotiable 352-262-6824 c
mferro14@ufi.edu 4-7-5-3

GAINESVILLE PLACE $350/mo
1/1 in 4/4 May Aug. Furn, all utils incl
Female only. Call Camille 407-970-8537
4-7-5-3

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
anytime. 4-7-5-3

SUBLEASE 4/14-8/14, 2BR/2.5BA. Many
amenities inc. W/D, $649/mo Call 332-5344
4-14-10-3


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Gainesville Place 1BR/BA Fully furnished,
all utilities included, on 3 bus routes. Lots of
amenities! Avail. May-Aug. Rent negotiable!
814-571;4091 4-7-5-3

Summer Sublease May July 31. Furn 1BR/
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
4-14-10-3

Summer sublease at University, Glades
-1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Huge walk-in closet!
Fumitua optional. Price negotiable. Call
954-529-5223 4-7-5-3

1BR/1BA avail May-Aug. Aug free. $400/
mo fully furnished, ethernet, utilities, cable
included. Rent neg. Call 727-433-1607 4-
14-10-3

ROYAL VILLAGE APT. For only
$350/month + 1/4 electric! 1BR
in a 4BR/2BA. Females only.
Available NOW!
Call 561-234-9220 4-7-5-3

DOWNTOWN sublease May/June/July
Arlington Sq. w/pool 1 min to clubs
1BR w/bath in 3BR townhouse
Other roommates away for summer
Now ONLY $450/mo 352-222-7797 4-14-
10-3

GET YOUR OWN APT!
Lg 1BR/BA in Picadelli. Avail Now July 31st.
Great location, close to everything. $500/mo
352-514-5296 4-8-5-3

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 irrSampus Lodge, fully furn, pvt bath-
room, all utils incl. vaulted ceilings, valued
at $519/mo Subleasing for $375/mo from
May 1st mid Aug. Call Joy 786-210-9453
4-15-10-3

1BR spacious apt in Duckpond 5 min from
UF. Responsible grad or professional pref.
Available immed. $400. Call 917-612-5173.
4-6-3-3

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-
5-3

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-
0882 4-8-5-3

1 rm in house $285 mo0+ uitl & cbl
3 mo sublese first mo free, great loc off
34th st. Wash/dry quiet area. 352-375-1353
4-20-12-3

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
352-246-3743 4-18-10-3

WALK TO CLASS IBR/1BA next to pool
& laundry, walk-in closet, outdoor patio,
COLLEGE PARK $500/mo. Call Derek 352-
219-9073, derek34786@aol.com 4-11-5-3

Female only roommate for summer sub-
lease. 15 mi Hidden Lake Apt 1BR/1BA
spacious, W/D incl. Pets allowed. For more
information. Call Maegan 352-745-2377
4-11-5-3


University Glades Sublease!! SUMMER:
May Aug. Price neg. BR w/personal bath
in 3/3 apt. Incl all until. 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
4-11-5-3

Sublease room May July 31st. The Laurels.
$265/mo + 1/3 utils & cable. Call Megan 321-
917-9417 4-11-5-3

$225/mo, SUMMER SUBLEASE + 1/3 utils,
in 3BR/2BA, Aspen Ridge Apt. Please call
813-690-0215 4-11-5-3

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
954-663-1530 4-11-5-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE 2 rooms @ University
Commons 4/2 apt. $385/mo each. Incl util &
cable: Avail now -Aug. Call 954-895-0884 or
904-377-9346 CLOSE TO UF. 4-11-5-3

***SUMMER SUBLEASE***
June-Aug 4BR/4BA, 1 room open, furnished,
utilities paid, washer/dryer, dishwasher, bus rt
12/35, internet. $300 negotiable 246-4330
4-11-4-3

Cheap lease! 2BR/2BA avail in 4BR/4BAfem
apt. $350/mo incl utils, furn, cable, wireless.
Bus routes 9 & 35 near Archer & 34th. Call
954-242-0966 4-7-2-3

ARLINGTON SQUARE $220/mo
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA townhome: 1/2 util,
cable, internet. May 1 thur July 31. 352-514-
3640 4-20-11-3

2BR apt 1123 SW 5th Ave. 1 blk from UF.
Large living, space available for sublease
now!!!! through Juoly. 31st. Hardwood
floors, new central air + heat. $650/mo
NickBrogan@yahoo.com 4-7-2-3 .

IMMEDIATE SUBLEASE
$250mo/utils for 1BR in 3BR/2BA w W/D in
Rocky Point. Call 772-285-3472 4-12-5-3

Museum Walk Apt for Summer 1/1 in 2/2
townhouse near campus. Fast bus rt, pvt
balcony, walk-in closet, furn. W/D, pets ok.
$380/mo + utils. Call 239-229-7218 4-12-5-3

$450. Female roommate for a sublease May
- July 31st at Hidden Lake. Includes ALL
utilities, cable, internet. Furnished, washer-
dryer. Contact Leanna at 585-802-1548
4-20-11-3.,

1BR/1BA luxury apt. Subleas.e until end of
summer. Cathedral ceilings, W/D, balcony,
etc. Call for price. 786-402-1175 or rdboyri
e@coraltrucking.com 4-20-11-3

Available immediately. 1BR/1BR in 3BR
house. Close to campus. W/D, great room-
mate. $0 down, $340/mo. negotiable. Call
Tim. 727-642-0136. 4-20-11-3

lbdrm available in 3 bdrom starting May. No
roommates. Unfurnished room, furnished
apt. Must be clean. $310/mo for 3 mos. Call
Cristy 305-586-8570 4-12-5-3

Spyglass sublease avail May-July 31. 1BR/
1BA fully furnished, all utilities included.
$750/mo neg kep sec dep:. Call 352-377-
7563 or email ccampise@ufl.edu. 4-20-11-3

Laurels sublease! May 1 -Aug 7. Huge 1 BR/
1BA in a 3/3 T/H. Private balcony, walk-in
closet gym, tanning bed, gated community.
All furniture for sale! Call 378-9597. 4-12-5-3

*DUCKPOND* Sublease May & June.
Huge room in historic Victorian home. $315/
mo, 3 blocks from downtown. 377-2373.
4-20-11-3

University Commons Apts. Need male or fe-
male to move into complex. April 20 -August
20. Please call 352-514-2326 4-12-5-3

APRIL RENT FREE
Fully furn 1 BR/1 BA at Melrose Student
Suites. Avail now Aug 15 (Aug Rent Free)
$350/mo. Call John 813-758-2471 4-12-5-3


$200/mo OFFI Campus Lodge Apts. Furn
pvt BR/BA $350/mo May Aug w/option to
renew. Incl everything + interest + W/D. Near
UF. Call Kelly 954-691-8944 4-12-5-3 ,

Sublease @ The Exchange 1BR/1BA in
3BR/3BAAvail May thru Aug. Price reduction
$350/mo OBO. Fully fuirrished, utils incl.
Call Tiffany 352-303-6130 4-12-5-3

Sublease .@ The Exchange 1BR/1BA in
2BR/2BA. Avail May thru Aug. Price reduc-
tion $350/mo OBO. Fully furnished utils incl.
Call Edward 352-256-1890 4-12-5-3

1 BR/1 BA atp, 620 sq ft, private courtyard, W/
D avail, May-Aug at Oak Glade. Quiet street,
bus to campus, can renew. Tucked away off
SW 34th St. Call Ryan 284-1882 4-8-3-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE @ GAINESVILLE
PLACE.1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. Fully.furn, all
util incl, + monthly maid svc. May-Aug. $350/
mo MUST RENT. Call Stacy @352-219-263.6
or TAP82@aol.com 4-12-5-3

Avail now-Aug 10. Melrose sublet. F room-
mate for 1pvt BR w/Pvt BA in 2BR apt.
kitchen, balcony, W/D, e-net, pol. Close to
UF on bus rte., 10 min to SFCC. $509/mo
- negotiable. 734-677-6044 4-12-5-3,


SoRoommates :


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-20-71-4

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! -
www.METROROOMMATES.com
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4

M/F NS Grad student/professional wanted to
rent fum 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/mo each.
305-299-3485 Call 352-472-9778 4-6-30-4

Grad, uppperclassman, or prof to share spa-
cious new 3BR/2BA house. Internet & cable
incl. Must be neat, clean & responsible. $450
or 425/mo + 1/2 utils. Short or long term
avail. 262-3989 4-20-38-4

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
4-12-25-4

Avail May 2 rooms in Ig house, 1 blk from
13th & University, $300 + split util, sec dep,
NS, no pets. Contact sor20@yahoo.com 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
239-537-5100 4-8-20-4

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
4-12-20-4

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
'4-20-26-4


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-
12-20-4-

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
4-11-22-4

N/S ROOMMATE needed for fall and/or
summer for 3BR home near mall. Located in
quiet wooded area. $350/mo EVERYTHING
INCLUDED. Must love dogs. 352-262-9630
4-8-17-4

**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-
9015 4-15-20-4

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
4-6-10-4

Unfurn BR for rent in brand new, spacious
condo w/2 female UF students. NW 55th
St. Call Lisa for details @ 352-514-1763
4-20-19-4

ROCKWOOD VILLAS
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

SUMMER SPECIAL
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
msg. 4-11-11-4

2M roommates needed for 3BR Millpond
twnhs fully furn; king beds, hi spd net,-
cable, W/D, pool, near UF, on UF bus rt,
$450 & 1/3 util, Chris 407-340-8585 or email
csmith3672@aol.com 4-20-18-4

ROCKWOOD VILLAS
$350/mo + 1/3 utils. 2BR/2BA avail in 3BR/
3BA townhouse: Wood floors, washer/dryer,
Shigh-speed internet. Call Colleen 954-857-
5297 4-12-10-4

2 Female Roomrfiates in 4/2 house in quiet
NW neighborhood large yard, sunroom.
NS/drug. Must be clean -and responsible
$400 + 1/4 util. Email 123daisy@excite.com
4-12-10-4

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

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 p"bol. $450/mo
727-399-0574 4-12-10-4

NS, mature, responsible, upper-classman or
grad student-for own room-& bath 'in large
quiet home only 8 blocks north of campus.
Rent incl all utils, W/D, wireless & cable.
$500/mo 727-433-0229 4-20-16-4


Roommate Wanted:
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 murraymd@ufl.edu
4-20-15-4

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-
261-3571 4-6-5-4

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-
-9409 4-13-10-4

Female roommate needed for NW 39th Ave
home. $475/mo, all utilities incl, internet, fully
furnished, private BR, W/D. Avail. ASAP 870-
5291 4-6-5-4

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
4-6-5-4

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-
3553 4-14-10-4

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-
848-5620 4-7-5-4

LUXURY TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
fully furn. (all brand new), pool, gym. F room-
mate needed. N/S, serious student. $425/mo
+ 1/.2 utils (free ethernet) Iv msg 786-246-
3049 4-7-5-4

OVERSIZED BEDROOM! Room for 2!
Can be furnished/unfumished. Move
avail. 4/4. Located across the st. from
campus. Call 941-685-9691 or email
csherk10@hotmail.com 4-8-5-4

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,
centA/C, Ig yard, cats welcome. $340 + utils.
352-271-8711 4-8-5-4

Room in NW home. $325/mo incl utils &
'DSL. No pets, mature male non-drinker/
smoker. Avail 5/1/05 (flex) Scott 335-8209
4-15-10-4

M/F NS grad student/prof for room in 3BRi
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-
685-0632 4-8-5-4


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COBBLESTONE
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
561-723-7621 4-11-5-4

2 ROOMS OPEN ap. $85/p/S. small apt. one
person or 2 $85 p/w one $1.00. For 2. All full
cable W/M. 2 miles out Hawthorn Rd. For
details pager 202-7074 or Mess. #376-0384
4-12-5-4.

5 BLOCKS TO UF
Own BR/BA in 2BR townhouse. $375/mo +
1/2 utils. W/D, hi-spd internet, M or F. Avail
May 1. 305-962-6102.4-20-11-4

10 MIN WALK TO CAMPUS
M/F undergrad to share spacious 2BR/2BA
on Archer Rd. Clubhouse, pool $300 + 1/2
utils. Avail May. Call Peter 352-871-0471
4-12-5-4

Female Roommate Wanted
MILL RUN Condo SW 20th
Available May 5th, 2BR/2.5 BA,
- on Bus Route, Washer & Dryer,
Newly Renovated, Prefer upperclassmen/
grad students. $450 incl utils 904-268-3249
4-12-5-4

2/2 avail in beautiful large house located in
quiet neighborhood. Avail for the summer
beginning May 1. Call 352-246-4519 or 352-
376-4421. N/S, neat, preferred. 6-2-19-4

2 Ig BRs in pvt hm w/2 UF- students, (M,F) 10
min to Shands & UF. $450/mo (inci $50/mo
twds utils). W/D, pool & tennis, DSL, cable.
No pets. NS, avail after 7/1 &/or 8/15. Call
561-866-7958 4-12-5-4

Females for all rooms in beautiful fully furn
Univ Terr 4BR/4BA Walk-in closets. Great
location 2 bus rts. 1 year lease. $425/mo
incl utils, wireless internet,, W/D. Bring your
friends & call 954-592-0521 4-12-5-4


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Wanted for:
2 Counts of Burglary of a
Dwelling.


ALACHUA COUNTY


CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP


a l- Real Estate 3 ll Furnishings ] UE Electronics


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find

Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5

NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in 'this area.
Any size, price or condition. 352-264-7347
or visit us at www.happygatorhomes.com
4-20-71-5

The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats,
or view.the University from your 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Prices starting in the $180's 375-
8256 4-20-71-5

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J, Nakleh at Campus Realty
352-235-1576 4-20-68-5

Existing condos & luxury condos near UF
at affordable prices. For more information,
visit www.mattpricerealtor.com or call to-
day Matt Price 352-281-3551 4-6-42-5

HOT STUDENT CONDOS NEAR UF
Save Thousandss When You Buy Now.
FREE LIST of Great Local Condos.
www.UF-Condos.com
Campus Realty Group
6-3-40-5

1BR/1BA LOFT CONDO
ELEGANT BOHEMIAN STYLE. Interior-fea-
tures a customized kitchen, bath & balcony,
convt to UF, Shands, VA & mall. Amp. pking.
$73,800 352-222-2942 photos.yahoo.com/
dgmatt45 4-20-28-5

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 4-20-26-5

Great Homes Near UF
STOP Renting. Own Your Home.
FREE LIST of Campus Area Homes
www.Homes-Near-UF.com
Campus Realty Group
6-3-34-5

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
379-0619 4-20-20-5

HORSE PROPERTY
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
4-20-19-5

-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

GET IN-THE GAME!!!
Rental homes SE G'ville.
Positive Cash-Flow, Stable Tenants
34k & 39k
www.SE-Rentals.com
4-12-5-5



a l Furnishings D
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/warrant,. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
352-377-9846 4-20-71-6

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-
20-71-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
71-6

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
4-20-71-6

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-
71-6

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

Beds*Full mattress & boxspring sets
$490Qn sets $890Single 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

4-PIECE BEDROOM SET
Includes: bed, dresser w/attached mirror,
nightstand armoire. Sacrifice at $325 OBO.
419-799-9181 Eric 4-7-7-6

FOOSEBALL TABLE
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


Computers .
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8-23-170-7

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.
www.AComputerGeek.com 8-23-170-7

*G'ville Computer Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
71-7

COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7

LAPTOP REPAIR
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7.

"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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Computer/Inlemet 352.219.2980
4-20-66-7

GATORNERD.COM
- computer/laptop repair --
- networks, wireless, virus
-we BEAT all prices!
- home/dorm 352-219-29804-20-66-7.

Save $$ with coupons from the Alligator.


DISCOUNT HI-FI
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE-ARE CHEAPER
4-20-71-8

$10! TV'S, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES!
Police Seized! From $10! Info: 800-749-
8128 ext M974 4-20-31-8


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In the market for a hew set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
.0 Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9

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
871-2755 4-11-5-9


Ml For Sale


PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10

PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional cooking utensils.
R.W.Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939. 4-20-71-10

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
4-6-4-10 ..

"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
mepublications.com 4-18-11-10 .

55 Gallon Saltwater Fish Tank
with Stand and Canopy
120lbs of Fiji and Tonga live rock
Must sell $750 OBO
Please contact 904-742-1700 to see 4-12-
5-10


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** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St..
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-20-71-11-

Swamp Cycles
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with 1yr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
www.swampcycles.com 4-20-70-11


*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW67th Place
352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on web-
site. 4-20-50-11

** 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
5-24-25-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
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


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'88 Honda Accord $699
'86 Buick LeSabre $799
'88 Toyota Corolla $899
'90 Acura Legend $999
(352) 338-1999 4-2045-12


'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

1991 MIATA
Racing green convertible witan interior.
Perfect condition. If interested call 379-0619
4-20-20-12


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
4-13-7-12


MjJ Wanted

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY 373-9243 4-20-71-13


BMW R60/5 1972
Garage kept. 14,000 miles. $1250/OBO Call Classifieds...
665-9381 4-20-14-11 Continued on next page.


l| Motorcycles. Mopedsj


1993 HONDA NIGHTHAWK
Good condition. Great for getting to and from
school 11,800 miles. $1300/OBO. Call-278-
0174 4-20-11-11


*lH Autos ..

*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 BuyOSelOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-20-71-12

**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running.or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
4-20-71-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-20-71-12

Best Cars Lowest Prices
www.39thaveimports.com
4-20-71-1212

*HEADLINERS SAGGING?*
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142.
4-20-71-12

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 vehjiias in stock.
Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
338-1999 4-20-63-12-










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Wanted 3


On-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
,needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
AugustineaCatholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
4-20-742-13

WANTED: TUTOR
NATIVE SPEAKING THAI. For conversa-
tional lang lessons. BKK/Central dialect. Flex
sched. Call 372-7711 4-7-5,13


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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, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4

CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
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Sales an@fT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
employment 4-20-68-14


*m l Help Wanted

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&
4-20-71-14


$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
20-71-14

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
Mon-Fri 4-20-71-14


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254 .
4-20-71-14

AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
352-367-4608. www.aicscompanies.com
4-20-83-14


Mortgage lender has sales positions avail
for college students seeking prof work exp.
$8-9/hr + bonus. No exp req'd, flex hrs. Apply
in person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900 SW 34
St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)4-20-
70-14


DOMINO'S PIZZA
World's largest pizza delivery company now
hiring
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers

$9 $14/hr
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


Attention Smokers!
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
4-20-63-14


DRIVERS NEEDED
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
4-8-55-14


CASH
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sithere &
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.
4-20-63-14


Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
352-378-4156 5-19-63-14


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SUMMER JOBS
* $2100
* 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
4-8-44-14

GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey
www.moneyforsurveys.com
4-20-58-14

Web developer wanted. HTML, CSS,
motivated. 1 year minimum, portfolio a
must, graphic skills preferred. Contact
alallen@ufl.edu 4-20-42-14

Flash programmer wanted. Animation action
script, graphic experience, portfolio a must,
1 year minimum. Contact alallen@ufl.edu
4-20-42-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life

Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad. and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-20-40-14

Web Programmer asp, asp.net, vb script,
c#, SQL knowledge. E-mail resume to
jobs@352media.com 4-20-43-14

*DANCERS NEEDED*
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 4-12-20-14


*SUMMER WORK*
College Credit Possible $672/wk
888-362-2635 ext 251 for more info. 4-20-
32-14

WANTED: PT barn help in exchange for liv-
ing accommodations. Exp needed. Micanopy
area. Silber Ridge Stables 352-361-1454
4-12-25-14

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 NW4th Blvd.
By Home Depot. No phone calls please. 4-
20-31-14

$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes. FT/PT.
No experience necessary. For more info call
386-462-9301 4-8-20-14

CAMP COUNSELORS Gain valuable
experience while having the summer of a
lifetime. Counselors, needed for Outdoor
Adventure, Arts, Aquatics & more in the
Pocono Mtns of Pennsylvania. Apply on line
@ www.pineforestcamp.com 4-20-26-14


Customer Service rep wanted.
MS Office Experience required.
Permanent Full-Time Position.
Contact: Jackson Industries,
4001 Newberry Rd, E4, Gvl or
info@jacksonllc.com 5-24-30-14


I2 Help Wanted

Spend your summer making a difference in
the lives of underprivileged boys and girls
ages 10-15. Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
Camping Services is hiring full-time and
temporary staff for summer camp and mo-
bile day camp programs. Activities include
canoeing, arts & crafts, bikes, horseback rid-
ing, archery, team sports, high and low ropes
course, and skits. Employment dates May
21 August 5. Pre-camp training includes
First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard, and NCI. We will
be at UF conducting interviews on March 8,
* 30 and April 11th. Call Mike Brannan at 352-
447-2259 for- more information. EOE/DFWP
4-20-24-14


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
jcarr@girlscouts-gateway.org. EOE 4-18-
20-14


TOP BOYS SPORTS CAMP IN MAINEI
PLAY & COACH SPORTS HAVE
FUN MAKE $$$ CAMP COUNSELOR
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN OVER 15
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES FOR SUMMER
2005. CHECK IT OUTAND APPLY ONLINE.
NOW: WWW.CAMPCOBBOSSEE.COM
4-20-22-14


Groundskeepers FT, PT
Custodial duties/Apt Maint
Transportation req. DFWP EEO
220 N Main 375-2152 x301 4-20-22-14


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nastic & pre-school teachers leads w/CDA,
as well as housekeepers for all locations.
FT/PT positions avail. Apply within. 4-6-
15-14


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Leasing Consultant, FT, PT
Energetic Attitude
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
4-18-20-14


Accounting Tutor
I will pay well for your time to help student
taking accounting at SFCC thru April. Must
have taken "'managerial acting" or have a
degree in accounting. Fax 352-335-8566, or
stevegvl@hotmail.com 4-8-14-14

Camp Counselors Needed at Camp Wekiva
in Wekiva Springs State Park, Apapka FL
A residential, Environmental Camp. Boys
- June 7-25, Girls June 25-July 23 Contact
mj.meherg@worldnet.att.net 4-19-20-14

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 skyniteclub@aol.com 4-8-13-14

Sky Nite Club is looking for students that are
seeking internships in advertising & market-
ing. Gain valuable experience interning
w/Gainesvill's #1 night club. Send a resume
to skyniteclub@aol.com 4-8-13-14


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AMBERSS ANGELS*
Dancers Needed for Adult Entertainment Co
Great Pay & Flexible Hours. Call 335-3875
4-12-15-14

Hiring KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2 &
4 pm, Mon Fri, CALICO JACKS 3501 SW
2nd Ave. Creekside Mall. 4-20-20-14

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. 4-20-
20-14

PT/FT LANDSCAPERS WANTED
Valid driver's license a must. 352-222-1904
4-14-15-14

APARTMENT HUNTERS hiring energetic,
customer-service oriented people. Flexible
scheduling, some nights & weekends. Apply
@ 1310 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
hr@352media.com 4-20-18-14

Hiring full time and part time caterers &
drivers. 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


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PT OFFICE HELP. Good driving record,
experience w/Autocad, Excel, Word helpful.
$7.50/hr to start. Call Wells at 219-1183 or
email wells@ridgwaytruss.com or 352-371-
3316 4-6-7-14
The City of Gainesville's
Recreation & parks
Department is looking for
summer camp counselors,
lifeguards, swim instructors
and pool attendants. Please
apply online at
www.cityofgainesville.org
4-11-10-14

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.
Hiring at 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-
10-4
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 4:00pm on
Monday, April 18, 2005. For further informa-
tion contact Kathy Smith at 392-2171 ext
10139. 4-18-14-14

LEASING CONSULTANT
Experience a plus. Enthusiastic, energetic.
PT position avail at University Commons.
Apply in person or call 377-6700 4-12-10-14

CAMP STAFF
YMCA. overnight camp seeks dependable
fun-loving staff. Must. enjoy working w/
children & able to live on-site. Call 352-466-
3587 for more info. 4-12-10-14
The Florida Book Store is currently hir-
ing temporary cashiering help for Spring
Textbook Buyback and the first of Summer
A/C Classes. Applicants with previous ca-
shiering and customer service experience
are preferred. This position requires avail-
ability during the following times: Monday,
April 11th through Friday April 15th for train-
ing; Saturday, April 16th through Sunday,
May 1st for textbook buyback and Saturday,
May 7th through Sunday, May 15th for the
first week of Summer A/C Classes. Apply in
person at 1614 W. University Avenue, com-
plete an application and ask for Carolynne
between the hours 2pm-5pm Monday
through Friday. Please do not drop, off ap-
plications during times not specified includ-
ing weekends.Equal Opportunity Employer
4-12-10-14

ZAXBY'S
on 43rd St now hiring ALL POSITIONS-ALL
SHIFTS. Please contact Boris 376-8700
4-6-5-14

AmeriCorps: Make a Difference! Volunteers
urgently needed to tutor reading to children in
grades K-3 in Alachua schools. We train you.
Serve 2 or more hours per week. Needed for
summer school (June) also. Choose your'
-hours from 8:00 to 5:00. Contact Jasmine at
AmeriCorpsVolunteers@yahoo.com or call
222-8777 4-12-9-14
LEASING AGENT PT for luxury apartments,
will train, must be friendly, energetic. Some
weekends required. Tivoli Apartments 379-
8090 4-6-5-14

PT RETAIL SALES HELP NEEDED at
LLOYD BAILEY SCUBA& WATER SPORTS.
Must be an experienced, certified SCUBA
diver. Responsible &.clean-cut. Please call
332-0738 4-6-5-14
Admin. Asst. for mid-size fast-paced. con-
struction co. Excellent opportunity with our
project mgmt team. Experience in con-
struction a plus. Fax resume to 375-8604
4-11-7-14
Project Mgr/Estimator for mid-size fast-
paced construction co. Excellent opportu-
nity. Fax resume to 375-8604. 4-11-7-14 -


WI Help Wanted I

PERSONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT NEEDED. Must have 2-4
hrs/day available, flexible availability. Must
be organized & responsible. Email resume:
dkranz@gatorfood.com 4-14-10-14

Holiday Inn University Center Hotel has
immediate opening for the following: AM
Concierge/banquet setup. Apply in person.
Mon Fri 8AM-5PM. 4-20-14-14

Hiring for summer rush. Orange & Blue
Textbooks is seeking PT/FT help for upcom-
ing semester rush. Good people skills& reg-
ister. Exp pref. Stop by store @ 309 NW 13th
St. for details & appt. 4-19-12-14 .


PART TIME. CASHIER
for gas station with food mart. Apply at
University Chevron 1024 W. University Ave.
4-6-3-14


$$ HIRING DELIVERY DRIVERS $$ -
and HOSTESSES, flexible hours lunch &
dinner PT or FT. Apply in person 11 to 2pmr
at Szechuan Panda 3830 SW 13th St. or call
336-6464 4-6-3-14


-TEEN MODELS NEEDED
Publisher of nationally distributed student
educational guides and posters is looking
for local males and females, especially mi-
norities, between the ages of 16 and 21 to be
paid photography models. Your photographs
could appear in our educational publicaitons,
which are distributed to schools nationwide.
Need to be available immediately for current
projects. Parent or Guardian must accom-
pany models 17 and under

Log on to www.studentaware.com/
models.htm for more information or call

Robert Peck
332-9600
AWARE COMMUNICATIONS
305 SW 140th Terrace
Newberry, FL 32669
4-8-3-14

PART TIME WORK
30 Openings
Great pay! Flex schedules.
Sales/Svc, all ages 18+. Conditions Apply
335-1422 earnparttime.com
4-11-5-14

$ GET PAID TO SHOP! $
Mystery Shoppers needed immediately
in you local area, as seen on TV. Make $,
flexible hours, complete training. Internet
access required. Call 888-850-1024
4-8-4-14 '

SKILLED WEBSITE DEVELOPER
Your own hours. Extensive project. Reply:
mdinstitute@hotmail.com 4-20-12-14

NEED CASH?
Excellent starting pay. Work around
classes.Resume builder. Start immed. All
ages 18+. Cond Apply.Call now! 335-1422
4-11-5-14

ZAXBY'S
Now hiring COOKS & CASHIERS Archer Rd
location 4-20-12-14

Oak Hall School is seeking energetic, cre-
ative & enthusiastic individuals with a love
for children to staff its summer day camp
program. Positions in the camp are available
in our preschool day camp, our kindergarten
day camp, and our elementary school age
day camp. Individuals for the day camp
should be available'to work daily from June 6
- July 29. Interested applicants should submit
a resume to Jeff Malloy, Oak Hall School via
email @ jmalloy@oakhall.org by 4/13/05.
Interview information regarding mandatory
group interview on 4/16 will be sent out upon
receipt. 4-13-7-14

READ MAIL FOR PAY also other work
available $938 per week possible. Weekly
pay ,check, work in your spare time.. No
exp necessary. www.mailworkcenter.com
4-11-5-14

SALES CLEARK NEEDED FT & PT
Apply in person. Pinch-A-Penny. Both loca-
tions. 372-4489 & 332-2933 4-20-11-14


lul Help Wanted


MAINTENANCE PERSON NEEDED
Condominium association. FT. Ability to work
plumbing, drywall, carpentry, painting & lawn
care. Drug- & smoke-free workplace. Fax
resume to 352-332-6697 4-20-11-14

PRINT SHOP ASSISTANT
P/T $650/hr to start. Call Dave 371-6536
4-12-5-14

Consultants Wanted: Fun with SPA Escapes,
quality products for you and others.
Limited Time Only. $99.00 through April.
www.BeautiPage.com/jcspas, 561-790-1838
4-12-5-14

BABYSITTER NEEDED FOR SUMMER/
FALL P/T flex hrs. Good pay. For 2 year old
boy. Call 246-5430 4-8-3-14

Assertive Leadership Skills. Help Lead/
Coordinate "Personal Achievement" Groups.
We train you! P/T 10 Flex hrs wk. Days/Eves/
Wkends. Cont Ed Inst. 378-5818 4-8-3-14


"BOY-FRIDAY" Your job to make my life eas-
ier. Run errands, housekeeping, yardwork,
etc. $7/hr 352-485-2476 4-12-5-14

LAB MANAGER
Alpha-1 Research Prog. seeks
full time lab manager. Exp in
protein biochem, histopath,
and fam w/molecular bio
techniques a must. Bachelors
or masters in approp area req.
Salary approp for exp. Call
Kelly at 392-7861 or email
CV and cover letter to
mccarty@alphaone.ufl.edu. 4-12-5-14

Weekend work for student. Yard work, chain-
saw, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, Some.
heavy lifting. Froom $6.50 8.00 depends on
skill & experience. Call 376-6183 4-7-2-14


Services

AAA STORAGE
Close To UF, Convenient
4x4x4 $20/mo
4x8x8 $35/mo
533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
4-20-71-15

IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-20-71-15

HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 4-20-67-15

** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving.
Free Estimates
One item.or a.housefull. FL Reg # IM19
Call Now! (352)374-4791 800-797-6766;
4-20-71-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-20-71-15

** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
www.ethnicdanceexpressions.com
4-20-71-15

HORSE BOARDING peaceful spacious
30 acres ring-arena round pens expe-.
rienced help 12x12 stalls 1-352-472-2627.
Owner on premisis 35+ yrs exp. Lessons
avail. 4-20-71-15

MOSSWOOD FARM
Come ride with us! Great Farm
Awesome Horses & Top Notch Instruction.
Hunters & Natural Horsemanship.
466-0465 mwfarm@attglobal.net
4-20-67-15

TRAFFIC SCHOOL ONLINE
Take Points Off Your Driver's License
And Dismiss Traffic Tickets
With Online Driver Improvement Courses
onlinedrivingschool.idrivesafely.com
4-20-71-15


Whipoorwill Farm: Stall and/or pasture board.
10 min W of UF off Archer Rd. CBS Barn
12x12 stalls on 27 shaded acres. Lighted
arena, round pen, trails, tackroom. Owner on
premises. 376-8792 4-20-71-15

SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM
Quality Boarding 0 Lessons/English 0
Parties Alachua County's oldest & finest
horse farm 466-4060 4-20-71-15
***YOGA***
Classes & Workshops
at Sanctuary
www.yogagainesville.com
352-336-5656 s
4-20-71-15

WRITING.AID AND TYPING
I can help you to complete your paper. Learn
to write. Outline, Research, Grammar,
Coherency, Typing 374-7038 4-20-50-15

TERM PAPER HELP: Frustrated? Need
Assistance? Help with research and
writing? TOLL FREE 1-888-345-8295
www.customessay.com 4-8-60-15

***TAEKWONDO***
30 Day Trial Membership Free
Men 0 Women 0 Children
352-375-0700 www.protkd.com
40-20-59-15
MOST IMPORTANT SKILL
FOR LAW SCHOOL SUCCESS?
Check out:
lawschoolprepcourse.com
4-20-58-15

**AUTO MALL SERVICE DEPT**
Complete Auto Service
Imports & Domestics Cars & Trucks
Discount for students. Call 352-380-0033
www.automallgainesville.com
4-20-56-15
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 8-15-25-15

* *GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Custom Posters 0 Exhibits Awards
Top Quality Fast Service 0 tr Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
9-2-61-15
Jump start your job search at
www.collge-resumes.com
8-15-51-15

AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *
Plaques Name Badges 0 Cups 0 Etc.
Best Selection In Town
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
9-2-61-15

STORAGE PRE-LEASE SPECIAL
No hassles 0 Free Lock Prorated
Close to UF 0 All Sizes No Deposit
Archer Road Self Storage 371-4296
South West Self Storage 374-4444
4-20-20-15

CLOSEST, CHEAPEST
Lessons Training Boarding 0 Jumps
Large pastures & ._trails. Jonesville.
www.ponyupfarm.com 331-0356 4-20-
20-15
ENGLISH TUTORING
English as 2nd language
Reading, Composition, Conversation
Experienced educators. Reasonable fees.
Tel: 352-335-9400 4-20-19-15

FINANCE TUTOR
Individuals or small groups.
Experienced, excellent.
375-6641 .Harold Nobles
4-6-5-15

LSAT AFFORDABLE TEST PREP
Full length course and private tutoring.
Higher score, 100% satisfaction guar-
anteed. Call 372-8560 or 1-800-910-1352
4-6-5-15


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GWI Services

$$$ SUMMER STORAGE SPECIALS $$$
5X10 ONLY $130 & 10X15 ONLY $275
PAYS APRIL THROUGH AUGUST
CALL TODAY! SPACE LIMITED!
NW MINI STORAGE 332-8917
4-20-14-15
Graphic Designer for hire. Expertise
in Photoshop & Illustrator. Flyers,
Ads, Posters, Business Cards, Web
Design, etc. Inexpensive rates. Contact:
marciefm@ufl.edu. 4-7-2-15 .

Health Services

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-20-71-16
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $99!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199.
4-20-71-16
URGENT CARE/WALK-IN MEDICAL
Students No Appointment Needed!
FIRST CARE OF GAINESVILLE
4881 NW 8th Ave #2, 373-2340
Most Ins Accepted, Hours M-F 8a-6p 4-20-
71-16
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ACNE with
Blue Light Treatments for moderate acne.
Call Dermatology Associates 352-332-4051
4-20-67-16
ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
352-372-1664.
4-20-71-16
"PINK EYE?" Participate in a study to treat
bacterial conjunctivitis. Qualified participants
will get free evaluation, medication & be
reimbursed for their time. Call Dr. Levy @
331-2020 immediately. 4-20-26-16


Mir Typing Services 3
SAME DAY SERVICE: transcription, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,.
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
exp. 24 hr turnaround. New phone #Connie
271-2677 4-13-30-17

W I Personals

Anonymous HIV Antibody Testing
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES

University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480.
4-20-71-18
GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
4-20-71-18

*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-20-71-18
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ
Ave 375-3752. 4-20-71-18

VEGETARIAN?
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
10-9 384-0090
4-20-71-18
MEET SINGLES ON YOUR CELL
Text .r,h V;cid FLIRT to 69000
18+/99 cents/msg recvd/txtlife.com 4-7-5-18


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Event Notices GMG TRANSPORT Lost & Found
2 l \ 20 Yrs. as the Official So. Fl. Bus
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After brief pro stint, senior relishes chance to improve


By NATASHA WEINSTEIN
Alligator Writer
nweinstein@alligator.org

Time is running out for Hamid
Mirzadeh.
He only has two months left
before his college eligibility runs


out, but he is not sad to see his
career as a Gators tennis player
come to an end. He's rather
excited about the revival of his
pro-career.
While the three-time All
American is 15 cr,-its shy of
graduating with a psychology de-


gree, for now the future is about
a game that he has been playing
since he was 10 years old.
The kind of tennis Mirzadeh is
about to delve into is not the same
game he knows as well as college,
but one he is familiar with.
During the fall semester, while
the rest of the UF men's tennis
team was competing on the col-
lege level and attending daily
class, Mirzadeh was touring the
country playing in pro tourna-
ments and taking nine correspon-
dence credits in order to remain
eligible for a season he was un-
sure he would play.
"I was kind of seeing where I
stood and seeing what the compe-
tition was like," Mirzadeh said.
"I had a decent run, but I didn't
really know if it was going to be
beneficial to me to come back and
play my last five months. of col-
lege tennis."


try to win the NCAAs, we'd love
to have him back," Jackson said.
"I tried to be very low pressure
and making sure that he knew we
wanted him to do what was in his
best interest."
With each match Mirzadeh
played, he would sway more in
one direction or another depend-
ing on the outcome.
"I went from being top dog
to just another guy on the tennis
court," he said. "People still knew
who I was because I have been
playing tennis for so long, but it
was not that much of a respect fac-
tor like in college tennis."
It was not until a $50,000
purse match in November where
Jackson went to watch Mirzadeh
that he finally decided to return to
a game in which he had entered
the previous season at No. 11 op-
posed to remaining in one where
he was ranked 707th..


prove his game.
"The only guys that shouldn't
be going to school are tle ge-
niuses, and if you have any doubt
as to whether or not you're a
genius you're not and should
go to school," Jackson said. "I
think Hamid has a chance to be
a professional tennis player and
if he would have gone full time at
18, he probably would have.given
it up by now, but now he's going
to be 22 with a lot of confidence
and he has a much better chance. I
think it has been a very good deci-
sion for him and obviously a very
good one for us."
The decision to finish out his
college tennis career is one that
Mirzadeh said he is happy he
made and feels that the extra
months playing in an environ-
ment he is used to has only im-
proved his game.
"I don't think I'll ever regret
coming back hdre," he said. "I've
had so much fun; it's nice to be
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fall but decided to come back to UF to finish out his college career.


progressed .it was still one
Mirzadeh was uncertain he was
ready to embrace.
"Last fall was kind of con-
tinuous and it was like, 'Is this
going to be my life? Do I really
want to do this?'" Mirzadeh said.
"Playing against those guys it's
a lot different. A lot of those guys
are more focused, the competition
is a lot harder, and I was like, 'Is
this going to be it for me?'"
Aside from his own appre-
hension on whether to return to
Gainesville, his teammates and
Coach Andy Jackson were encour-
aging him to return.
"I told him he had until January
to play, and if he was doing really
well by all means keep going, but,
if he thought he could use school
to continue to get better, finish
up his degree and also help us


In the first round of the .
tourney, Mirzadeh triumphed
against an opponent ranked with-
in the top 150, and once again he
thought about the prospects of re-
maining pro, but he soon changed
his mind.
"Coach was watching my
match and was happy to see me
win, and at the same time was
probably thinking, 'Wow he isn't
going to come back,"' Mirzadeh
said. "Then I got-crushed by the
No. 80 guy in the world and I
was like maybe I'll just go back to
college and try to win an NCAA
Championship."
With only two months left
before the start of spring play,
Mirzadeh said he came to the
realization that a final season, of
tennis with the Gators would im-


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to live with his family and begin
playing pro tournaments once
again. Mirzadeh said even though
he will be leaving UF without his
degree, he has full intentions of
finishing ina few years, but first
he must look to achieve his tennis
goals.
He hopes after two-years of
professional play that he'll be
ranked within the top 100, making
$80,000 to $100,000 a year.
"I'm real excited to enter the
tour and be free from classes,"
Mirzadeh said. "I just want to go
out there and play tennis, have
fun and see where it takes me."




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Omaha glory


Somewhere lost in Matt Walsh's
locks and buried in Urban
Meyer's pit, the UF baseball team
chips away at the burden of past sea-
sons, at the anvils of public perception.
Can't beat Miami. Too many fresh-
men and sophomores. Won't make it to
the College World Series.
But with about four innings played
this season, it's two up and two down.
"I definitely don't think it's some-
thing that's a fluke or short-lived,"
sophomore slugger Matt LaPorta said.
"I definitely think we-have the talent to
go pretty far this year."
Thirty games into the 2005 season,
the Gators have done everything a
rational human could ask of them.
They've compiled a 23-7 record, beat-
ing the likes of Miami twice.
They've
used an un-
derclassmen-
heavy lineup
to embarrass
Florida State
9-2 in its own
LOUis backyard. For
Anaistasis those of you
Louis in the Bullpen keeping score
lanastasis@alligator.org at home, UF
played eight
underclassmen that game, including a
5.2-inning, six-hit, no earned-run effort
from newbie Stephen Locke.
But for a UF team that hasn't sa-
vored Omaha steak since 1998, tasty
rivalry wins won't cut it anymore.
And with a six-game winning
streak and a No. 5 ranking (Baseball
SEE BULLPEN, PAGE 24


Portis continues to impress early on


By BRIAN SHAFFER
Alligator Staff Writer
bshaffer@alligator.org

He was the one barking out
signals from under center in
the voice of a throaty elderly
woman throughout the first half
of spring practices.
He was also the one scram-
bling for long runs, dizzying de-
fensive teammates and creating
a buzz amongst the UF coaching
staff following Saturday's scrim-
mage.
And he happens to be the
youngest player on the Gators
roster.
At 17 years old, Josh Portis is
not the typical freshman quar-
terback.
He is 3,000 miles away from
his home in Woodland Hills,
Calif.
He is learning a complex
offense.
And he has found himself in
the middle of a position battle.
With his fellow reserve quar-
terbacks battling injury or deal-
ing with the rigors of playing
two sports, Portis has his sights
set on the Gators backup quar-
terback spot behind incumbent
starter Chris Leak.
"I think I am invested a little
bit more because I am out here
everyday," Portis said. "But ev-
erybody is doing good. I can't
come out here -and say that I'm
better than everybody else. I'm
just taking my time and trying
to do everything right."
While he might not have
done everything right during
Saturday's scrimmage UF's
second of the spring he did
enough to impress his coaches,
who are still looking for a back-


up quarterback to emerge from
the group of Portis, junior Gavin
Dickey and redshirt freshman
Cornelius Ingram.
"I knew he was fast," UF
quarterbacks coach Dan Mullen
said. "I knew he could run. But
I wanted to see could he hang
in the pocket, step and throw
when somebody is coming to
him in the face. And that is what
he proved to us. That is prob-
ably what I was most happy
with after his performance on
Saturday."
"I think I am invested a
little bit more because
I am out here everyday.
But everybody is doing
good. I can't come out
here and say that I'm
better than everybody
else. I'm just taking my
time and trying to do
everything right."
Josh Portis
UF freshman quarterback

Portis' athletic ability comes
as no surprise to Mullen and
the rest of Coach Urban Meyer's
staff, which began recruiting
Portis in February of 2004 while
still at Utah.
Knowing that they were go-
ing to be losing then-starter Alex
Smith, Meyer and Co. set out to
find the optimal replacement.
What they discovered was
Josh Portis..
The two sides forged an im-
mediate relationship and Portis
committed to Utah shortly
thereafter.


NICK West / Alligator
Quarterback Josh Portis is only 17 years old and is already in
the mix for UF's backup quarterback job.


However, as rumors regard-
ing Meyer's future at Utah
began to swirl, Portis de-com-
mitted and began the recruiting


process all over again.
Meyer remained in constant

SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 24


Treis leads all golfers as UF wins third title of year


* IT WAS HIS FIRST WIN
SINCE TRANSFERRING.

STAFF REPORT

Land on the cover of Sports
Illustrated and you're jinxed.
Land inside the pages of the
Alligator and you're blessed.
UF golfer Richard Treis, featured
in yesterday's Alligator, hung on for
a five-stroke victory at the Morris
Williams Intercollegiate on Tuesday.


Treis shot even par in yesterday's
final round, following rounds of
three-under and one-under on
Monday.
The redshirt senior racked up
his first win since capturing the
2003 Atlantic Coast Conference
Championship while at North
Carolina. Behind Treis, UF went
wire-to-wire for the team title,
finishing at +8 and topping No. 1
Oklahoma State by 10 shots.
UF won its third tournament of
the year and first since the Mercedes-


February, where
Matt Every
claimed the.indi-
vidual title.
Four UF golf-
ers finished -in
the top 20.
B r e t t
Treis Stegmaier only
parred seven
holes en route to a five-over 77, but
managed to hold on to a tie for fifth,
eight shots back of Treis at +4.


Stegmaier, a junior, picked up his
fourth top 10 in his last six tourna-
ments, the most of any UF golfer
over that stretch. -Fellow junior
James Vargas equaled Stegmaier's
77 and fell out of the top 10 into a tie
for 11th at 6-over. Vargas' scorecard
included three birdies, two bogeys
and three double bogeys.
Entering the final round tied for
second, Every triple bogeyed one
hole and double bogeyed two oth-
ers, finishing at +7.
Despite tying for 57th, Manuel


Villegas may have played his, way
into the fifth spot on UF's playoff
roster by carding the team's second-
lowest final round score.
Villegas has been battling red-
shirt senior Duke Butler IV and
junior Ryan Cochran throughout the
spring for the final spot opened up
due to Jessie Mudd's season-ending
ankle injury.
Treis, Stegmaier, Every and
Vargas are expected to comprise
the other four postseason spots,
Alexander said in March.


MLB
Boston 3
New York Yankees 4

Los Angeles Dodgers 2
San Francisco 4


Gymnast Erinn Dooley has
come a long way from when she
couldn't complete a back hand-
spring. She will now lead the
Gators into their NCAA Regional
Saturday. See story, pg. 23.


* 1991: Unknowns take over UF's Orange
and Blue Game. Although Shane Matthews
was on the Gators, quarterback Terry Dean
connected with receiver Henry Haston for
the game-winning touchdown.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2005 M ALLIGATOR, 23


THE END OF THE ROAD

Star gymnast

looks back
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For someone whose balance beam rou-
tine includes a punch front mount into a
wolf jump and a Gainer full twist dismount,
a basic back handspring might not seem like
such a big deal.
But for Gators co-captain Erinri Dooley,
-this simple maneuver was almost enough to
derail her gymnastics career before it began.
"It took me forever to get over [the fear
of doing a back handspring on the beam],"
Dooley said. "I had so much trouble getting
over that, I had to have a coach spot me all
the time, and-I would not do it by myself,
probably, for a good two years."
Dooley overcame that fear, winning All-
American honors six times and serving four
years on the national gymnastics team.
Her career has just two meets remaining
before it ends, but it began with Dooley run-
ning around her Maryland home.
The Beginning
Dooley's parents started their daughter
out in the sport at the age of four.
"My parents put me in it because I was
running around, you know a little crazy
kid jumping on the beds," Dooley said.
Dooley comes from a long line of ath-
letes. Her father, Chris, played football and
boxed, and her mother, Sue, ran track.
"We always felt that we wanted to give
our children a positive direction," said
Dooley's father. "And through sports, we
did that."
Soon after starting classes, Dooley
showed an aptitude for gymnastics.
"I had a lot of fears," Dooley said. "With
gymnastics, you go in, you're afraid to walk
on the beam, or that kind of stuff. But I
would say I probably had a little bit of talent
because my parents wouldn't have left me
in there."
The Next Level
That talent shined during her upbring-
ing. During her tenure with the U.S.
National Team, she was a member of the
runner-up teams at the 1997 and 1999 Pan-
American Games.
Dooley's parents traveled to see her
compete at the Pan-American Games in
Winnipeg as well as her first international
competition against Romania and Russia.
"All I can say is that as a parent, there's
nothing more fulfilling than watching your
child go out and represent the United States
against these other countries," her father
said.
Being on the national team was just one
item on a laundry list of accomplishments
that Dooley racked up prior to joining UF.
She was the 1997 American Classic ju-
nior division all-around champion, finished
fourth on balance beam and sixth on floor
exercise at the 1999 U.S. Championships
and finished ninth in the 1999 World Team
Trials.
"I loved it, I loved the atmosphere," she
said. "It was a lot of work; it was tough be-
cause you would work out 30 hours a week
and you would eat, sleep, and do gymnas-
tics, but I loved being able to compete know-
ing that [I was] representing the U.S.A."


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However, when she was young, she was scared to do a simple back handspring.
On To Gainesville A stress fracture in her foot has limited
Competing for the national team left little Dooley's performance this season, but she
time for Dooley to consider college. While has battled to claim a spot in both the
most gymnasts were visiting campuses, Gators' floor and beam lineups.
Dooley was competing at the 2000 Olympic
Trials. UF was the first, and ultimately the The Future
only, school that she visited. She fell in love With only two meets left and graduation
with the team, coaches and atmosphere. rapidly approaching, Dooley is unsure of
"I'm a picky person," she said. "And where she'll land next. She has expressed an
when I don't find anything that's not wrong interest in personal training as well as coach-
with somewhere, then that's pretty much set ing. But, she said, if it takes experimenting to
for me." find her passion, then so be it.
But as she warmed up for her first meet As her time as a Gator ends, she would
as a Gator, a fractured tibia threatened to like to be remembered for what she did for
end her college career before it began. others, not for what she did on the floor.
"It was very difficult," Dooley said. "I "I'd like to be remembered as hard-
was so excited to be coming in here with a working, cheerful, a positive leader," she
great freshman class and being able to show said. "Always happy, always smiling, some-
everyone what I can do." one who will always be there for someone
Dooley's increased strength was bad who needs help."
news for UF's opponents. Her parents remain grateful for all
Her sophomore year, she earned second Gainesville has provided for their daughter.
team All-American honors in the all-around "As much as Erinn may miss the com-
and vault. Her junior year, she earned first petition, we'll miss the competition," her
team honors in the all-around, vault and father said. "We'll also miss everything that
balance beam, and second team in floor the University of Florida and Gainesville it-
exercise. She also had the third-highest all- self has been able to afford her with her five
around total in school history, with a 39.75 years at UE It's been great."
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Gators gain more top finishes


* LOCHTE FINISHES SECOND
IN TAE 200M BACKSTROKE.

STAFF REPORT

Another day, more top eight
finishes.
UF continued on its tour at
day ive of the World Trials, plac-
ing three swimmers in each the
"A" finals group and "B" group
last night.
Junior Ryan Lochte added
another second place finish to


his resume in the 200 meter back-
stroke, continuing to face some of
the toughest competition he has
all year.
While a second place finish is
not usually satisfying for Lochte,
going against former Olympic
teammate Aaron Peirsol is no
easy task.
Fellow junior Brian Hartley
also turned in a solid perfor-
mance and came in eighth in the
"A" final in the 200 back.
Also qualifying for the "A"
finals of his event was freshman


Max Jaben, who finished eighth
in the 1500 freestyle.
As for the women, freshman
Caroline Burckle continued to
gain experience as she came
in 15th in the 100 free, while
Olympian Natalie Coughlin won.
In the men's 200 breaststroke, it
was a combination of veteran
and youth, as senior Corey Welch
placed fourteenth and sopho-
more Bill Mrazek eleventh.
The Gators will continue their
run in Indianapolis through
Thursday.


QB had originally committed to Utah


FOOTBALL, from page 22

contact with Portis during the process that landed him
at UF, and after he took an official visit to Gainesville,
Portis decided to follow Meyer to the Swamp.
"Recruiting-wise," Mullen said, "he realized that
this was the best offense for him and his talents to
utilize his abilities as best as possible more so than
a lot of other schools in the country.
"In the end, that is what led him to us. He wanted
to play in our offensive system."
While Portis continues to adjust to college life,
living away from home and newfound scholastic de-
mands, he has refused to parlay any of these distrac-
tions into excuses on the field.
And what about his age?
"He never says [anything about] it and I would


never give him the opportunity to say it," Mullen
said. "I treat him as if he is a fifth-year senior.
"I don't give him that crutch and I don't think he
wants to use that crutch."
In the face of countless distractions, Portis has
garnered a lot of attention throughout spring practice
with his surprising play.
However, in the same way he has shrugged off all
of the other distractions thus far, the attention does
not appear to faze him either.
One glance of him after UF's scrimmage on
Saturday shows how well he is handling it.
"I've never had this many microphones in my
face before," Por ht said to a large group of reporters
Saturday. "But I'm just enjoying it learning the of-
fense and stuff.
"I should be going to my high school prom right
now, but I'm enjoying this."


BULLPEN, from page 22

America) to boot, it's becoming quite clear the Gators have
begun to sharpen their knives.
"I really think this team has a chance [to win it all]," said
LaPorta, who leads the Gators with 11 homers. "And honestly,
we're only going to get better."
This wasn't supposed to happen. Targeting fourth place in
the SEC would have made sense. Swinging for a top-20 rank-
ing would have been plausible. Maybe.
SEC coaches picked the Gators to finish third...in the
Eastern Division. Now, with a 6-3 conference record, UF is tied
with Alabama for the SEC's best record.
"I'm certainly not surprised," said UF's ex-ace Justin
Hoyman, who led the Gators in wins, strikeouts and charisma
last season.
But even Hoyman, now with the minor league Mahoning
Valley Scrappers, is a realist. Hoyman points out that the
Gators have struggled in Friday games, losing four of eight.
"Those are the kind of pitchers they'll be facing in the post-
season, but they're close to getting them," Hoyman said.
The road to Omaha is paved by stellar pitching. Excluding
the 2003 Rice champs, who breezed to the title, every College
World Series Champion since 2000 has had five pitchers boast-
ing an ERA lower than 5.00. UF currently has four, with transfer
Alan Home on the verge at 5.46.
"We hope to think [we have enough pitching to get there],"
UF coach Pat McMahon said.
Champions of the College World Series since 1998, when the
Gators last qualified, had records ranging from 24-6 to 15-15
after 30 games. At 23-7, the 2005 Gators fit well.
"I think every year we've had a shot," said ex-Gators
first baseman C.J. Smith, who now plays for the Delmarva
Shorebirds. "But this year we have a lot of young guys that are
a little bit older and have the experience."
They seem fo say it every year, but this time it seems genu-
ine. Only time will tell if youth will be served with a side of that
elusive Omaha steak.


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