|UFDC Home||myUFDC Home | Help ||
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
|Table of Contents|
the independent florida
Not officially associated with the University of Florida
VOLUME 98 ISSUE 135
Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.
TEDY A cPycl 1,0
TUESDAY, APRIL 12,2005
to miss out
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
UF will have no single event to celebrate the
graduation of the class of 2005, after plans to bring a
keynote speaker fell through.
UF invited a guest speaker, but the person could
not come because of a scheduling conflict, said
Lynne Collis, administrative services coordinator.
She said she could not say whom UF invited.
Collis helped coordinate last year's convocation,
which featured U.S. Sen. John McCain as the key-
"By the time we-received word of unavailability,
the timing for planning had gone too late into the
semester," Collis said.
The university does not invite more than one
speaker at a time in case both
accept, leaving UF in the embar-
rassing situation of having two
speakers or having to turn one
down, Collis said.
Since the convocation cer-
emony hinges on the keynote
address, UF decided not to hold
McCain one this year.
hccain b "One of the integral compo-
nents of the event was to have a speaker," Collis said.
Usually universities try to invite public officials
because of their prominence and because they don't
require a speaker's fee, Collis said. Last year, UF
paid only for McCain's travel and lodging expenses,
But prominent people have a lot of demands on
their schedules, and coordinating them to speak at
an event is time consuming.
UF has been decentralizing commencement
ceremonies over the past few years as graduating
classes have outgrown a single event.
Last year's convocation was meant to bring the
university's colleges together since their commence-
ment ceremonies wouldn't.
It was the first and only event UF held, Collis said.
McCain spoke about "Why Courage Matters,"
and the ceremony included musical performances,
a fireworks display and a public reception.
The changes to graduation have become neces-
sary, as enrollment has reached about 50,000. -
This year's ceremonies will take place over four
days, from April 28 to May 1, and in four venues.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences even
has had to split up its graduation ceremonies for
bachelor's and master's degrees, and the registrar's
office has run info a conflict where a small number
of students are scheduled for exams at the time of
LaPorta has his
swing set on
run record. The
12 home runs
story, pg. 21.
Show" star Charlie
Murphy speaks to
a capacity crowd
in the Reitz Union
Rion Ballroom on
such topics as
nomics and the
true nature of his
James. The free
event was spon-
sored by the Reitz
Union Board. See
story, pg. 5.
House may toughen hit-and-run laws
* LEAVING A DEADLY ACCIDENT
SOON MAY MEAN A LIFE SENTENCE.
By IVETTE MENDEZ
An Ocala representative announced a
bill Monday aimed at decreasing alcohol-
related, hit-and-run accidents in Florida.
During a press conference, state Rep.
Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, advocated a stricter
punishment for people convicted of leav-
ing the scene of an accident.
"Leaving the scene of an accident is not
an accident," Cretul said.
The punishment for being convicted of
driving under the influence, a first-degree
felony, is stricter than that of a hit and run.
Cretul and other critics say that this
penalty disparity leads some offenders
to flee the scene of an accident, a second-
degree felony, rather than risk a DUI con-
viction, which can mean a 30-year prison
sentence. Fifteen years is the maximum
sentence for the former.
If amended, the penalty for leaving an
accident scene if a death occurs would
become the same as that for a DUI convic-
"There's no law that can stop
people from doing the wrong
While the bill may not reduce DUI ac-
cidents, it may discourage drivers from
leaving the scene of an accident, Cretul
"There's no law that can stop people
from doing the wrong-thing," Cretul said,
referring to DUI incidences.
The hit-and-run death of 18-year-old
Stephanie Whitler last year was the gen-
esis of the bill.
"My husband and I have been work-
ing on this for several months," Stephanie
Available from Commercial News Providers"
The city of
soon be keep-
ing tabs on two
Or at least their
See story, pg. 4.
Whitler's mother, Beth, said, referring to
their work in trying to pass legislation to
make the punishment stricter.
Whitler does not necessarily want
stricter punishments for offenders but she
said she expects the legislation to encour-
age offenders to stay and help victims of
the crime, instead of fleeing to avoid extra
"This person just took off, not know-
ing if she could be helped or not helped,"
Whitler said, referring to her daughter's
The Whitlers have not spoken to any-
one who is against the legislation to stiffen
the penalty, she said.
Cretul learned of the family's situation
at Whitler's one-year memorial, he said.
Since then, he has been working with
the legislature to amend the penalty.
"We've got four weeks of session left,"
The Florida House of Representatives
is moving the bill quickly through the
CROSSWORD 16 Thunder
SPORTS 24 storms
2, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, APRIL 12,2005
2, ALLIG00b TW A L 2
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Endangered Species Graveyard
Reitz Union North Lawn
Environmental Education Envi-
ronmental Action Group
Plaza of the Americas
Pride Film Festival
Reitz Union Auditorium
The Alligator strives to be
accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at (3521 376-
4458 or send an e-mail to
..a -$ i00OFF!r
FULLY LIGHTED FOR NIGHTTIME USE I A Bucket I
Best Grass Tees in Area '
Chipping & Putting Green Any Time,~
Club Repair I ONECOUPONPERVISIT I'
Golf Lessons by PGA Pros :'" ..;; .'.. I"
0. 2o OFF!'
S* n-GOL FooTjoY & iat i Large Bucket
6007 SW Archer Road 375-3223
11/2 Miles West of 1-75 1 Mile East of Tower Rd. I Mon-Fri until 3pm l| .
OPEN TUE-SUN: 10AM-11PM MON: NOON-11PM ONE COUPON PER VISIT w
So: Offer onrly valid with oupon. Not valid with
tany other ofpOn. Enpfres 4H30lth
0 0 0~y att
Stay in Gainesville and earn
this marketable degree!
* "Ts.O-',icor .~,dJlJati pro, an-,
* ( ..mhined bachelor cu
niLa'itel s progriun
.r,L ,, f; lt ni ,r 1 -. jr i '7
f., ai wu :
*Health Nlanagmlteerat& Polircy
*Social & Behmioral S,~cicuces
College of Public Health
and Health Professions
IN THE NATION
Working for you
in very big ways.
ahi eo t florida
Pride Awareness Month Presents:
FILM i USTIVAL
Boys on the Side ..
,I .Q .. ili: 1_ 'L.
a 1li the independent florida
VOLUME 98 ISSUE 135 ISSN 0889-2423
Not officially associated with the University of Florida
Published by Campus Communications Inc., of Gainesville, Florida
352-376-4458 (Voice), 352-376-4467 (Fax)
Editor Dwayne Robinson, email@example.com
Managing Editor/ Print Mike Gimignani, firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing Editor/ New Media Matthew Kelly, email@example.com
Sports Editor lan Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Sports Editor Louis Anastasis, email@example.com
alligatorSports.org Editor Andrew Abramson, firstname.lastname@example.org
University Editor Justin Hemlepp, email@example.com
Metro Editor Eva Kis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Freelance Editor Natalie Liem, email@example.com
Assignment Editor Nick Weidenmiller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallahassee Bureau Chief James VanLandingham,email@example.com
Opinions Editor Matt Sanchez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial Board Dwayne Robinson, Mike Gimignani,
Matt Sanchez, Lauren Flanagan,
Diana Middleton, Craig Singleton
Photo Editor Casey Anderson, email@example.com
Assistant Photo Editor Nick West, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Staff Matt Marriott, Emily Harris, Tricia Coyne
the Avenue Editor Kelly-Anne Suarez, ksuarez@alligato,.org
the Avenue Assistant Editor Sarah Anderson, email@example.com
Art Director Andy Marlette
Copy Desk Chiefs Matt Cmar, Sheryl Rosen,
Copy Editors Robert Beltran, Chris Berger,
Mary Beth Bishop, Gayle Cohen,
Carly Felton, Jennifer Freihofer,
Lyndsey Lewis, Krissi Palmer,
Heather Romans, Stephanie Rosenblatt,
Lynne Schultz, Michael Schutz,
Brandy Stearns, Marianna Tuninskaya
Staff Bryan App, Bridget Carey,
Stephanie Garry, Gregg Girvan,
Megan Seery, Brian Shaffer
New Media Staff Assistant Editor Gwen Heimburg
New Media Staff Dan Jimmerson
352-376-4482, 800-496-0265 (Voice), 352-376-4556 (Fax)
Advertising Director Brad Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising Office Manager Marybeth Miller, email@example.com
Advertising Office Assistants Joshua Appelbaum, Elizabeth Cueto
Sales Representatives Patrick Sherry, Melissa Vloedman
Jim McCaddin, Joel Fernandez
Kyle Moore, Lindsey Kuhn
Chris Pacheco, Anne Garcia
Jennifer Rudloff, Jennifer Simmons
Sales Development/Intern Coordinator Neil Callanan
352-373-FIND (Voice), 352-376-3015(Fax)
Classified Advertising Manager Ellen Light, firstname.lastname@example.org
Classified Clerks Leah Zissimopulos, Bethany O'Neill,.
Merab-Michal Favorite, Marianne Cooper
Operations Manager Scott McKearnan,
Operations Assistant Clint Day
352-376-4446 (Voice), 352-376-4556 (Fax)
Comptroller Ramona Pelham, email@example.com
Bookkeeper Lucy Richards, .firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookkeeper Patricia Merrow, email@example.com
Student Accounting Clerks Brandon Edwards, Keith Enright
Michael Sanders, Alex Thurn
352-376-4446 (Voice), 352-376-4556 (Fax)
General Manager C.E. Barber, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant General Manager Patricia Carey, email@example.com
Administrative Manager Allison Sinclair, Lorena Crowley
Administrative Assistant Lenora McGowan,
Production Manager Vern Bean, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Production Manager Stephanie Gocklin, email@example.com
Information Technology Manager Brian Dwyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising Production Staff Elizabeth Houston, Shana Langfur,
Jovan Ribadeo, Nick Johnson,
Kate Barnes, Michelle Stewart,
Editorial Production Staff Jennifer LaBrie, Natasha Weinstein,
Kate Mullan, Amy Oglesby,
rr,- ir j..- ,r Fl,.,ra .5 41'1, :.r ,- 5 :_r,,,3j :rr ,. '. _. '* r --,rr I-, i.ir,;. r i, .:.r i,:,;.. f.., i-.-
':. airn .: i11 F~l,:,r,,i-a '.:.,- '1-'. T-,-, ulhles rr ut_ r ,' r.r, '3 M ur. i al -,r,:,,jer, Fro3,,F iTi,:,r.n -
,r, -. jrir, r,,:,l,]5, .ar,,a ,n : -, .o-r,, : I"ur,', LuF ,urrn i, r 5, ,r',- ..: [. r,,. 7r rl :r ,3
I:-,jlr.l. rir,r,-l TM,.-" J_.,33,*.i .r,,::I Tr..i:,'331 -'.
Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Springi $18
Summer Semester $10
Two Semesters IFall or Springi $35
Full Year (All Semesters) $40
r',, Alllh,<,! r ,:,rf.:t ..e ,r.- IC, v.T..d et 11L1, W 1 ''., -,i, ', 'l, ,t. l..- Cl ie d :,,i rh',,-, ,: ,1-, tn," ,If,:'-,] it
Il-.r I,,,:,,,,:.r, rr.:.r-,, i.:. J rI rriT h,.r, [rr.,:g. l-r nd ,. n:ri :r -r,,I,,i a, rl :..:, -': : 5I,3e
r i', C15':. tIri- l- .,i_1 r,:, *, -.rcr. i:, ,rC ",r, II ,, r.: r ..0:r, ,e, ij n ,,,, ,., Tr,r if-lh ,ol ,r
. L, ,. ,,.-i r .l ,..-l, ri :Lr,,, roer_.r: l. l.. [I,- ,:c [ i'nr ': -r .r.r tfi.-'' ,i:._: a- L : Tlr..: a.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Get the most cash for your books
Get cash for your books.*
4, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
Fraternity faces sanctions for unregistered party
Officials have already accepted guilt
By KYLIE CRAIG
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity faces
charges after allegedly holding an unregis-
tered party last month.
University Police reports state the party
had more than 300 people in attendance.
However, partygoers are contesting those
and other allegations.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon has 105 active mem-
bers, so numbers listed on the UPD reports
assume that nearly two-thirds of the party's
attendance consisted of non-members.
Phone calls to UPD for comment were
Reports state, "A strong odor of alcohol
was emanating from the second level of the
house," and that 80 percent of those in at-
tendance were females.
Those at the party ran into ten different
rooms to hide from police, with between 25
to 30 people in each room, reports state.
According to reports, only two or three
individuals in each room were older than
21, the legal drinking age, and 95 percent of
those interviewed by investigating officers
were under the influence of alcohol.
Once police ordered those at the party to
leave the bedrooms, they told all those who
were not fraternity members to leave.
Some of the non-members raced out of
the house, some jumping off balconies in ef-
forts to flee yelling police officers, according
to accounts of several party attendees.
The police reports also state that the
Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol, or
SNAP, was called in to offer safe travel for
However, a UF student there for the
closing of the party who wishes to have her
name withheld said SNAP did not arrive
when students were ordered to leave.
"The police yelled at everyone to get out
of the house, and when we ran outside there
was no one there to give anyone a ride," she
Representatives of the frater-
Greek nity have already accepted guilt
'Life for the charges brought before
them at a Judicial Affairs hearing
Sigma Alpha Epsilon is expected to take
part in a sanctioning hearing Wednesday to
determine punishment for the charges.
"However, we're confident the truth will
come out through the judicial process," said
Tyler Parramore, a member of the fraterni-
ty's executive council.
SFCC leaders seek annexation for transit purposes
By EVA KIS
Alligator Staff Writer
The city of Gainesville may soon
keep tabs on two schools' keg parties. -
Or at least their public transit.
Following lobbying efforts to-
ward allowing community colleges
to negotiate contracts for bus service,
SFCC student Daniel Jones asked
for an evaluation of the benefits and
consequences of annexing his school
into Gainesville during the public-
comment portion of Monday's City
"We are here today to request an
annexation referendum for Santa Fe
Community College and the sur-
rounding area," Jones, who was also
named Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan's
LSAT I GMAT I GRE I MCAT
DAT I PCAT I NCLEX-RN
USMLE I TOEFL I OAT
P Realistic practice
0 Free extra help
I Kaplan study centers
0 Best teachers
I Located in Reitz Union
Spring classes filling fast!
LSAT ............ May 7
MCAT............ May 10
GMAT............... May 11
LSAT............... May 12
GRE................ June 2
DAT.................. Aug 23
Test Prep and Admissions
*Test names are registered trademarks
of their respective owners.
intern in a contest last year, said.
Jones said that if annexed, SFCC
could more easily demand changes
in Regional Transit System services.
Spurred by dissatisfaction con-
cerning SFCC's inability to negotiate
a transportation access-fee contract
with RTS, 10 students including
Jones and SFCC President Jackson
Sasser traveled to Tallahassee
earlier this year to advocate for
Transportation Bill 542.
The bill would allow commu-
nity colleges to negotiate the kind of
credit-hour-based contract UF has.
Though SFCC's main campus
has an address within city limits,
the actual facilities are located just
outside Gainesville to the West. RTS'
main operating -hubs are UF's cam-
pus and downtown.
"The referendum tells us,
what the city and county
SFCC Student Senate president
SFCC students now pay $35 per
semester for an unlimited ticket to
ride RTS buses.
UF students pay $4.10 per credit
hour to ride for free when they pres-
ent their Gator 1 cards to the driver.
Thus, the average UF student who
takes 15 credits pays $61.50, nearly
twice as much, to ride buses.
Jones and Katharine Bucco, pres-
ident of the SFCC Student Senate,
also presented a petition asking for
the referendum signed by SFCC
students and area residents.
"The referendum tells us what
the city and county differ on," Bucco
said. "As Senate president.I'd like to
encourage everyone to consider this
She maintained the Senate does
not advocate annexation.
TOWING TETE A TETE: The commis-
sion voted 4-3 not to change the $76
roam-towing rate despite pleas from
one company to lower it to $60.
"Everybody feels this is getting
out of control," he said.
Superior Towing's David Idleman
called for the city to investigate re-_
quests for roam-tow rate hikes by
towing companies that cite insurance
rates and operation-cost increases
to justify their positions.
Kevin Whiteside of Ultimate
Towing disputed the question of le-
gitimacy in rising business costs.
"I don't think there is one compa-
ny in Gainesville whose prices have
gone down for what they provide,"
Commissioner Tony Domenech,
a member of the Public Safety
Committee which hears towing
concerns, said his group was "not
persuaded by the argument at all"
to raise rates.
Commissioner Rick Bryant noted
that it is Superior Towing's preroga-
tive to charge lower prices to com-
pete, not request a mandate of the
Commission that could force.other
local companies out of business.
"I'm saying God bless you, do it
better and cheaper," he said. "Don't
ask us to do your work."
"We each earned four different
scholarships from Melrose they
really reward students!"
Everett & Kristine, UF Students
Melrose Scholarship Students
Million Dollar Improvements
Rates in Town
- Most Events In Town
- Easy Decision for
- Now Leasing
Summer or Fall Housing
Tour & Lease-today and avoid the upcoming rate increases.
*Must liase within 24'hours
1000 SW 62nd Blvd Melrose.Com
352 381.3100 Call or Visit Today
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005 I ALLIGATOR, 5
Murphy entertains packed house in comedy tour
give rave reviews
By LINDSAY TAULBEE
After years of just being Eddie
Murphy's brother, a frequent actor and
writer on Comedy Central's hit TV show
"Chappelle's Show" told a capacity crowd
at UF on Monday, "I'm Charlie Murphy."
More than 800 students packed into'
the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom for the
performance, part of the "I'm Rich Biatch"
comedy tour, hosted by the Reitz Union
About another 100 were turned away,
Reitz Union officials estimated.
Probably best known for playing op-
posite Dave Chappelle in comedy skits
parodying famed "Superfreak" musician
Rick James,. Murphy caused the crowd to
erupt in cheers with just one word "dark-
To Chappelle fans, it was a reference
to a James joke that Eddie and Charlie
Murphy were the two darkest people in
Hollywood before Wesley Snipes.
In addition to professional athletes'
steroid use and the Michael Jackson trial,
Matt Marriott / Alligator Staff
After bringing down the house in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom, Charlie Murphy takes
time backstage to sign a few autographs for fans.
Murphy spoke of his experiences with the child notice him, and he can tell the child
show and his newfound fame. is waiting for his or her parents to stop
"I've got fans in kindergarten," he paying attention.
said. "So they can do this," he said before
He'll be somewhere and see a small reenacting the scenario.
The small child looks up at him, tug-
ging on his shirt before whispering, "I'm
Rick James, bitch."
Reitz Union Board comedians chairman
Vincson Harris said Murphy's would be
the organization's last show of the semes-
"We wanted to end the year very big.
We wanted to pull someone who already
had a following," he said.
Comedian Marina Franklin, who has
performed on "Showtime at the Apollo"
and "Last Comic Standing," as well as
"Chappelle's Show," opened Monday
night for MurlShy.
She joked about cats in heat, growing
up in a mostly white suburb of Chicago
"You don't leave a man when you don't
have a job," she said. "I actually go on
dates now just so I can eat."
UF students Chad Murray and James
Chaknis said they attended the event
after hearing about it through word of
mouth. Asked why they wanted to attend,
both simultaneously replied, "It's Charlie
"I made them let me off work early so I
could get here," Murray said.
"It was hilarious. He's got a weird stage
presence. He's really goofy and funny,"
he said, later adding, "You could tell he
wasn't afraid to piss people off, too."
WORK IN C NCUN THIS SUMMER
S" Staff Positions Available
Work in Cancun
Work in Playa del Carmen
Also hiring Sales Reps
Local & National Reps
'" Highest Paid Commissions
Great College Job
877 725 0705 ext. 903
TmOWANPS 0; 6RAP5 MCANCUN PLAYA 9 L CARmKN OC 0 INA LWTIX WPRI N1
*, ^. -^- ~i~s^f~t. Kt'. ______________e^
e Doing Business \
This panel will address aspects of the Brazilian business environment for those interested
in investing in Brazil or pursuing careers related to international business and trade
Public Relations. Dr. Juan Carlos
Molleda, Assistant Professor at
the School of Journalism and
Communications at UF
Tax and Legal Issues. Lionel Nobre,
Director of Brazilian Consulting
Services, BDO Seidmand LLP
J. ,..I -
Agribusiness. Rodrigo Salomone.
Graduate student in Agribusiness at
the Department of Food and Resource
Moderator: Ed Johnson,
MBA Student at UF
Wednesday. april 13ih
Stuzin Hall Room 102
6, ALLIGATOR" TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
Questions and concerns
are fair game at forum
If you've been following the Society of Professional
Journalists' Mark of Excellence awards which we're
sure you have you may have noticed that the Alligator
won quite a feiw last weekend.
We don't measure our success based on whether or not
some panel of experts thinks we're better than some other
What we really want to know is: What do you think?
Call us masochistic, but we want to know all of the deep-
est, darkest feelings and criticisms our readers have about
In order to offer students a chance to let us know in per-
son, we are going to hold a forum this Friday at 6 p.m. in 1064
Weimer Hall (Gannett Auditorium, on the first floor of the
journalism building by the TVs).
Think of it as a Student Government executive-candidate
debate, only without -all of the false promises, campaign
rhetoric or silly, politico-style hairdos.
The forum is open to the public, and there will be no pre-
determined questions. It's all up to you.
You'll have your choice of targets from the editorial staff:
Dwayne Robinson and Mike Gimignani, the editor and
managing editor, will be there, along with news editors,
sports editors and everyone's favorite editorial cartoonist/
troublemaker Andy Marlette.
Want to tell any of these people how bad of a job they've
done? Let them know, and then they'll have a better idea of
how they need to improve.
Do your worst.
Of course, we're hoping for some constructive criticism
as well. We won't stop you if you want to tell us how much
of an "offensive, partisan rag" you think we ar:e, but we'd
prefer examples of things that we could do better.
We intend this forumnto be a chance for the average stu-
dent to let us know what they think of our paper students
who might not feel disgusted enough with us to write in a
letter to the editor whenever we print something with which
But we won't turn the angry letter-writers away either.
We aren't limiting this to students, however: Faculty,
alumni, Gainesville residents and pretty much anyone else
who has at least cast a cursory glance at our publication is
welcome to attend.
If the chance to tell that Alligator staffer in person what an
idiot he or she is isn't enough, we're going to be giving away
some free stuff afterward as well.
If there's one thing you can say about journalism, it'ssthat.
you get a lot of free swag.
Unfortunately, you're not allowed to keep any of it.
Regardless, we hope this will be an opportunity for us
to connect with the readers, who are the only reason the
Alligator even exists. At the end of the day, we're here be-
cause we want to do everything we can to get you the news
of which you need to be aware.
What, you thought we did this for the money or for the
line on a resume?
It's that kind of crazy talk that we're hoping to dispel at
Besides, you know journalists don't make any money.
We get paid in political favors.
DISCLAIMER: This forum will not be funded by SG.
Attend at your own risk.
S the independent florida
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
email@example.com, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257,
Gainesville, FL 32 04-2257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial
cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 376-4458.
Pink powder puffs prove problematic
usually leave the sports writing to my compatriots on
the back pages of the Alligator, but sometimes stupid-
ity transcends the traditional news boundaries.
Anyone who has ever played a sport knows that a little
good-natured ribbing from the coaches and other-players
is part of the game. Any player who never has been em-
barrassed for a mistake they-have made likely hasn't been
playing too long. And anyone who has ever been part of any
organization or group of friends, really, knows that a bit of
chiding is natural among members of a tight-knit group.
That's why I think it's only fitting when I hear that the
coaches of our rivals, the Arkansas Razorbacks, began forc-
ing players who were thought to be loafing to wear pink
jerseys during practice.
All right, I'll admit it: I think it's great.
Regardless of whether or not you think pink should be
equated with femininity or weakness, you have to agree that
any football player wearing a pastel uniform during practice
is going to think twice about slacking during his sprints.
Now that that's clear, this is where the stupid comes in.
The Razorbacks aren't allowed to use the color pink to
punish loafers anymore because doing so is derogatory to
breast cancer survivors.
If you're a rational member of society, that last sentence
probably made you skip a beat. Let me assure you: You read
that right. Using pink jerseys as a punishment for lazy play-
ers is demeaning to cancer survivors, apparently to the point
that some offended folks were going to withhold support
from the team for as long as it was going on.
Why, you may be asking yourself, is this so offensive?
Because breast-cancer survivors often wear pink ribbons.
Because some of those who have survived breast cancer
(and their supporters) like to pin pink ribbons onto their T-
shirts to show solidarity, everyone on the planet henceforth is
banned from using pink to make fun of someone.
But why stop there? Look at all of these other groups us-
ing trademark colors unfairly eqiuat-
ed with negative images (I promise I
am not making these up).:
S -The Miami Dolphins will be
banned from wearing teal until they
W" ~' get out of the dump and have a win-
Matt Sanchez ning season. As everyone knows,
Editorial Notebook teal ribbons are the official accesso-
firstname.lastname@example.org ries of ovarian-cancer awareness.
Bartenders will have to keep
some food coloring in stock, as it is
no longer acceptable for them to serve lime-green margaritas.
Lime green is the exclusive province of lymphoma sufferers,
and it's not fair to insinuate that everyone afflicted with the
disease is a raging alcoholic.
To make sure we don't offend the brown-ribbon wearers,
who are concerned with colorectal cancer...
On second thought, let's not go .there.
Obviously, this leaves us with one choice: Get naked.
But not so fast let's not forget that the clear ribbon has a
long history as a symbol for lung-cancer awareness.
Just think of all the disgusting things people do when
they're naked. We can't let the good names of real cancer suf-
ferers be sullied by the kinky actions of people who probably
don't even smoke.
Unfortunately, the limited spectrum of visible colors
means that the last possible shade sort of an orangish
purple was taken up three years ago by the sole sufferer
of a chronic strain of projectile diarrhea (OK, maybe I made
that one up).
Thus, anyone who wants to continue to live without the
threat of being arrested for color discrimination must inflict
himself or herself with the medical condition that corre-
sponds to the color of his or her choosing.
For me, this means there is no other option: Pass the ciga-
rettes I think I'll take my chances with the lung cancer.
Matt Sanchez is opinions editor at the Alligator.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Are you inter-
ested in telling Alligator editors
what they do wrong?
Monday's question: Should
WRUF be allowed to broadcast
"Drunk Bitch Friday?"
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org-
76 TOTAL VOTES
Letters to the Editor
Column got it wrong regarding porn star
Editor. Jason Levitt, I thank you for writing
a column to critique my work.
One of the main catalysts for deciding to
bring Bridget here was to get people to think.
We wander around life not thinking enough in
general, especially about the issues facing the
disability community. My community is dis-
criminated against in a way that is invisible to
most people. Every day, as a disabled woman,
I face negative assumptions about my physical
ability, intellectual capacity and sexuality.
It is hard to roll in these wheels, and I am
going to do all I can to change these pervasive
oppressive ideas that hold not only my people
down, but all people, really.
We are better off as a culture when there are
more diverse people participating in societal
dialogue. The mission of the conference was to
dismantle normalized beauty standards and
challenge the assumption that disabled people
are asexual. Guess what? It succeeded.
The media. often portray myself and my
events in a manner intended to provoke pity
or empathy, never emotions of liberation, and
this event revolutionized the conception of
disability because Bridget was seen as a beau-
tiful (albeit controversial) former adult-film
star, not just a disabled little person. She is an
intense woman who has had a hard life; you
cannot judge her for the path she is walking.
In a country and a university where the
First Amendment right to freedom of expres-
sion is heralded as a cornerstone of our soci-
ety, we cannot deny this constitutional right to
those of us who choose alternative life paths.
Some might argue that political-science majors
somehow -are not actualized because political
systems do not explain people and that there is
more to humanity than a system, but I am not
one of those people. I cannot tell you if you are
"self-actualized, nor should you be able to do so
about someone you do not know.
One question I cannot help but ask is: Why
is it not as degrading to our university to bring
Ron Jeremy, a pillar of the pornography com-
munity, here? The only answer I have come up
with is that he is a man and not disabled.
Be uncomfortable about Bridget or think
about her and masturbate to her work, if you
so chose but do not judge her or my choices
if you do not condemn a man who has done
more than 950 more films than Bridget.
Director, DisAbility Affairs Cabinet
Levitt deserves thanks for taking a stand
Editor: Bravo to Jason Levitt for expressing
an opinion that some may consider to be in the
In an articulate and straightforward col-
umn yesterday, he offered an argument to
those who would say, "We all should watch
midget pom; it's fun."
Thank you for your words.
Guest column retreaded old arguments
Editor: Undoubtedly, a halt to all settlement
activity is in the interests of the United States
and the peace process and is necessary. How-
ever, what is not needed or helpful is William
James Martin's biased, backward-looking
The problem in the region is that too many
people do exactly what Martin did: rehash old
stories, compare them to the present, forget to
explain that there are two sides to every story,
etc. Martin should remember, as we all should,
that progress is gradual, and perspective is
subjective. Just think about the solemn history
of our great country's transgressions.
Most Israelis want to live in peace and
security with their Palestinian neighbors. I be-
lieve most Palestinians want to live in freedom
and prosperity with a secure Israel.
Let's hope the Martins of. the world
don't stifle the efforts of rational, forward-
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005 3 ALLIGATOR, 7
Proposed logo sends the wrong message
Editor: The proposed new UF "logo" is a
bad idea. The plan is to remove the pictorial
image (the UF seal) and add the tagline "A
First, a logo is a simple, easy-to-recognize
pictorial image. It may be an iconic or abstract
symbol, or it may be a typographically styl-
ized letter, abbreviation or name.
Pictorial images are processed far more
rapidly in the brain and are more easily recog-
nized than words. That is why virtually every
business has a pictorial logo to enhance brand
recognition. They realize "a picture is worth a
As a general rule, text is processed in the
left. brain and pictorial images in the right
brain. The two complement each other and
form the holistic processing that is desired in
brand recognition. The tagline mainly is a left-
brain presentation and ignores the important
right-brain dimension. We need a true logo,
not simply.a slogan below our name.
It's not too late. Although UF has wasted
nearly $100,000 on this verbose "logo," enough
concerned opposition still could save the mil-
lions of dollars required to implement this ill-
conceived change. Some key addresses to send
your thoughts to are email@example.com
We are looking for healthy males and females
between the ages of 18-50 to participate in a
clinical research trial. We are evaluating an
investigational drug for future use in the treat-
ment of osteoporosis.
TO QUALIFY you must:
S*. be in good general health
be a non-smoker
if female, must be of non-child
bearing potential or have been
postmenopausal for at least 2 years
be taking no medications
This study takes place over an eight week pe-
riod and is divided into 2 sessions. It requires
1 screening visit, 2-night, 3-day overnight stays
for both sessions at our Phase 1 Unit at 2401
SW Archer Road, Gainesville, Fl and 2 outpa-
tient visits after discharge from the unit. You
may receive up to $950.00 for completing the
study. Food and lodging will be provided to
you during your overnight stays.
Drug and alcohol testing will be done.
For more information please call:
(352) 273-5500 or toll free (888) 635-0763
and ask for the Recruiting Department
Phase 1 Director: Robert Thompson
Subject Recruiters: Judy Benz-Hester
Protect yourself against AIDS.
201h IH ear Ain.iers'rSI
Since 197 76DRAFTS
$2.99 Pitchers Bud & BudLite
Behind Live music at 6pm
imp $5 Wine Tasting Party Every Friday
3 in the New Tuscawilla Room 6pm!
I Tues, Wed, Thurs 7pm, 9pm |
Wed Matinee 4:30pm
Hippodrome Cinema 375-HIPP
- -- A J. rfr v vv j l vvll"r vIL/ 4 v v ; wvLDr r vwv W" L 'r I.
I I Name: Serena Barry
18 0 i ; "- Class: UF Senior
I .'. \ Major: Elementary Education
per I i Hobbies: Reading, Watching TV,
I hanging out with my friends,
:M Olnth and just relaxing
This coupon good I h "e liei i- e me9
for an extra $5 on d Ja a o nmte^ W mtg,6
I your 2nd and 4th I
I donation. I Earn up to $180/mo. donating plasma in a friendly place.
L --. DCI Biological Plasma Center 352-378-9204
For More Information Go To www.DciPlasma.com 150 NW 6th Street Central Plaza
A LIecture by
Dr, Neil Boothby
psychologist from ColumbialUniversity V --
at 7pm in NPB 1002
Sponsored by CLASSC for nternaoonal Month
7 Of--IA 1W
All month lonq
3-7 'and 19-CIOU
Center for Clinical
8, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 12,2005
Still no online vote
Author plans to revise bill
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
Abill to bring online voting to
UF something all three Student
Body presidential candidates
supported during their Spring
election campaigns has yet to
find its way to the Student Senate
chambers since the election.
However, with last week's
selection of a new judiciary-
committee chairman, an online-
or any other
now can be
heard by the committee before it
is voted on by the Senate, which
meets Tuesday nights.
Senate Pro Tempore and for-
mer Judiciary Chairman John
Boyles said now that Matthew
Chamoff leads the committee,
it can resume its official Sunday
meetings to review proposed
An online-voting bill, au-
thored by former Student Sen.
Andrew Hoffman and Student
Body Treasurer Dennis Ngin,
came about after a petition to put.
the issue of online voting on the
ballot for the Spring election was
denied in February by the SG
Hoffman withdrew the bill
during a March 13 judiciary-
committee meeting, after mem-
bers debated the definition of a
polling location as defined in SG
statutes, as well as possible secu-
rity issues with voting online.
He may present the bill again
at any time, which he said he
plans to do in the Fall after he
gets a chance to make revisions.
"I'd like to see it done some-
time before I graduate," he said.
Hoffman and Ngin's original
bill suggested doing away with
physical polling locations and al-
lowing students to vote online as
early as the Fall semester.
have said that allowing students
to cast their ballots from any
computer with an Internet con-
nection would increase turnout.
Joe Goldberg was elected
Student Body President in a
March runoff in which 7,740, or
about 16 percent, of the Student
Candidates Goldberg, Ngin
and MacKenzie Moritz said dur-
ing their campaigns that they
supported online voting.
Casey Anderson, Alligator Siaff
Campus Diplomats offer students an opportunity to show their professors appreciation on Turl-
ington Plaza. Students can send their favorite UF staff member an apple and a note this week,
provided by the Dean of Students Office.
Professor's findings shed light on mental disability
By SKYLER SMITH
The discoveries of one UF scientist soon could provide new
insights into a type of genetic disorder at the root of mental
Phenylketonuria, or PKU, is an inherited disorder charac-
terized by an overabundance of the amino acid phenylalanine.
PKU is caused by an inability of the body to produce the neces-
sary enzymes to break the phenylalanine down.
"The molecular biology of this has been well studied, but
we know nothing about the mechanisms that cause brain
disorder, and this experiment could be new and original work
on what is going on in the brain," said Anatoly Martynyuk,
assistant professor of anesthesiology and neuroscience at UF's
Pet Rescue Project
6 convenient locations,
10 hours and .200 pets for
you to love
College of Medicine and the McKnight Brain Institute.
The study by Martynyuk and other UF researchers was
published in the February issue of the scientific research jour-
The study found that the excess of phenylalanine interferes
with the brain's ability to transmit informa-
UF tion around the organ. The phenylalanine
Research eventually builds to dangerous levels in the
"If left untreated, there can be severe mental retardation,
seizures; the people can't talk," Martynyuk said.
The problem arises because the amino acid is very common
in most foods, especially protein.
The treatment for PKU is a very strict, low-protein liquid
.diet that is very hard to stick with for long periods of time, ac-
cording to Martynyuk.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14TH e ANYTIME FROM 9 AM 9 PM
HILTON UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Magnolia Room
1714 SW 34th Street Gainesville
S-ffing the Lo- Cooliddoion NMgd~ of Sldnto NotIonode
. This diet, which bans or strictly limits meat and dairy,
should be adhered to especially during the childhood years,
but in reality cannot be abandoned-at any time during a PKU
PKU occurs in one out of every 15,000 births in the United
All babies, born in the state of Florida are screened for
PKU in the hospital soon after birth.
If not treated in a short time after birth, PKU can cause
severe and irreparable brain damage, according to the
Florida Department of Health.
The findings from this study are the first step toward un-
derstanding exactly how and why too much phenylalanine
adversely affects the brain.
Martynyuk hopes to begin building on this research toward
a cure for the seizures associated with PKU.
SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
Right now, student loan consolidation rates are at the lowest rate
in history 2.875%. But come July 1st, these historically low rates
could disappear f're. er t ,.:u are a federal loan holder, you can
save thousands of dollars by consolidating your loans now.
GET IT DONE AT THIS ONE DAY CLINIC
Take 10 minutes to drop by this free, one day consolidation clinic,
fill out your application and save thousands of dollars on your stu-
dent loans. You can speak directly with student loan counselors,
get answers to your consolidation questions and consolidate on
the spot locking in the lowest student loan consolidation rates
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
/ Driver's License
/ Social Security Number
./ Contact information for two references
/ Education loan records
CAN'T MAKE IT DURING THESE TIMES? NEED MORE INFO?
Visit www.crmloahs.com and download the Federal Loan
Consolidation Application or call a student loan consolidation
consultant at (866) LOAN 566.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 9
Available from.Commercial News Providers"
e 411M iiili ___b *w-4110 0-dllf 4M. -m W.W *W 4 ..dw -
MEDICAL SCHOOL CAN STILL BE WITHIN REACH!
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY CAN HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN
Duquesne University's distinctive Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical
Program (PBPMP) can help qualified, motivated graduates in any
major meet the requirements for medical or professional school
admission through two curriculum tracks: a Career Changers Plan
for graduates with non-science majors or an Enhancement Plan for
graduates with a science background.
The PBPMP program offers:
An individualized course of study, depending on your career
goals and academic background
An intensive science curriculum of undergraduate and
*o Personal guidance on selection of course work, volunteer
experiences, and preparation for the MCAT
One-on-one advisement and support throughout the.medical
school application process
Applications for fall accepted only through April 30, 2005.
AIDS kills people just like you. Protect Yourself!
' -- MON: ALL YOU CAN EAT WINGS 5-11 PM
S$2 16 oz MICH. LIGHT ALUM. CANS
S. TUES: $1 22 oz DOMESTIC DRAFTS
1 $1 22 oz IMPORT DRAFTS
W/PURCHASE OF SOUVINIER CUP
The Alligator is looking
for 2005 Summer interns.
Are you interested?
If so, please drop off or send a resume to
Lorena Crowley or Allison Sinclair
at,The Independent Florida Alligator,
P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257,
by Wednesday, April 13 at 4 p.m.
Materials can be dropped off at The Alligator office,
1105 W. University Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No phone calls please!
Pressed Sandwiches, Pastries, Entrees, Soups,
Salads, Desserts, Cafe, Shakes and more..
2409 SW 13th ST
For coupons, complete menu, & hours 336-4125
News can appear one
day and be gone the
next. But the paper
news is printed on can
and should live on.
Last year, more than
one thrid of all U.S.
recycled. And that
number is growing
is the one
can all give.
back. Then Recycle.
10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
you can have a challenging career and
a life too. when we were named one of
FORTUNE Magazine's 100 best companies
to work for.- smart staff development and
our vacation policy were cited. we believe
in building challenging careers and giving
you the support to lead a fulfilling life inside
and outside of work. those are our priorities
what are yours? visit pwc.com mypriorities
N r. o*v
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 11
Fine Arts gets
By EMILY YEHLE
A year after the dean of UF's College of Fine Arts
announced he would step down, a committee soon will
begin its second year mulling over who will replace him.
The committee was close to choosing 10 finalists for
Don McGlothlin's old position in February, when its
members decided to pause the search. In the meantime,
Associate Dean Barbara Korner will take over as interim
dean beginning July 1.
In February, UF President Bernie Machen scrapped a
search to replace exiting provost David Colbum, mov-
ing the quest replacement of UF's No. 2 administrator to
August. That postponement led to several others.
"Most viable candidates will not come somewhere
where they don't know who their new boss is going to
be," said committee chairman Russell L. Robinson. "It
made all the sense in the world to close the search."
The committee will pick up next Fall, when a new
provost is expected to be in office.
McGlothlin will leave June 30 for
a year on sabbatical. He then will re-
turn to UF to teach and research.
The permanent dean will take his
or her position in June 2006, even if
the committee finds a candidate dur-
ing the coming academic year.
Placing a new dean mid-year
Korner would beimpractical, Robinson said,
because the college tends to schedule its activities on an
annual, rather than semester, basis.
Komer, who has been associate dean for five years, is
perfect for filling McGlothlin's shoes, Robinson said.
"She won't sit idly and do the status quo," he said.
"She'll begin to move forward."
Korner applied for the permanent job last Fall and
can renew her application when the search committee
meets next year, Robinson said.
Although she is unsure whether she'll take advan-
tage of that option, Korner said she will work to im-
prove the college as interim dean.
In the next year, she said she plans to expand oppor-.
tunities for interdisciplinary projects, research the College
of Fine Arts performs alongside other UF colleges.
Lauren Roth, a theater graduate student, said Komer
constantly interacts with students.
This Spring, Roth played Korner's daughter in the
play "You Never Can Tell."
Although some students had reservations about a
faculty member taking a coveted part in the college's
play, Komer immediately made the student actors feel
comfortable, Roth said.
"From the first day, she went out of her way to make
it a pleasurable experience," she said. "She never came
with an attitude."
Although she is disappointed that she will not be
able to perform while serving as the dean, Korner said
she will find other ways to stick close to students, per-
haps by.creating a dean's advisory council.
"If I would pass Dean Komer on the street," Roth said,
"I would know who she was and what she did for me."
Avid readers enjoy children's-book presentations while sitting on the Plaza of the Americas on Monday. UF
faculty and students will continue to read books aloud through Thursday as part of the third-annual Read-A-
Thon, part of National Library Week.
Traffic violations end in higher charges.
ONE DRIVER DID NOT
KNOW HIS PASSENGER
HAD STOLEN THE CAR.
By ELIZABETH PRANN
A Gainesville man ignored
a routine traffic stop last week-
end, and the Gainesville Police
officer trying to stop him
watched him crash into three
cars two parked and a
. U.S. Postal Service mailbox,
GPD spokesman Sgt. Keith
Kameg said Kenny D. Roberts,
21, was arrested Sunday for
I Reports state Roberts was
driving west on University
Avenue late Saturday night
when an officer attempted to
verbally stop him because of
the volume of his car stereo.
Allegedly, the music was
audible over 100 feet away.
Disregarding verbal com-
mands, Roberts sped off in his
gray Cadillac before the officer
was able to catch him.
Around Southeast 11th
Street, Roberts reportedly began
to speed and drive recklessly.
After hitting the three cars
and the mailbox in the vicin-
ity of Southwest 13th Street,
Roberts. jumped out of his
vehicle to flee from pursuing
authorities, reports state.
R.b.lirt'S admitted to the
.damage, Kameg said.
, The report -tated Robertsk
told authoribh-s he ran because
he didn t \aint to go to lail
Lt Roberts -uLbmitted to the
officerr cha-inig him, his con-
sequences could have been as
small as a $74 fine, Kameg said.
Roberts was booked on
charges of reckless driving and
leaving the scene with property
damage as well as resisting and
attempting to flee an officer.
* Another routine traffic stop
resulted in the arrests of two
men on charges of grand theft
Sunday, but the driver wasn't
charged, police said.
Alachua County Sheriff's
Office spokesman Lt. Jim
Troiano said Roosevelt Smoaks,
20, was driving with passen-
ger Maurice Milton, 17, when
police pulled Smoalks over for
After being stopped, the of-
ficer discovered the vehicle was
-stolen, and arrested Smoaks on
an outstanding warrant.
Smoaks, unaware the ve-
hicle did not belong to Milton,
listened as the latter admitted
to the theft and told of a fellow
accomplice and his address.
Jeffrey J. Brown, 21, was ar-
rested at 2206 SE 44th Terrace at
2:30 a.m. Monday, reports state.
Brown also admitted to the
theft, and was booked on a pre-
vious warrant and grand theft.
Eight entering freshmen to receive Lombardi scholarship
* THE WINNERS WERE CHOSEN
FROM NEARLY 150 NOMINEES.
By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Contributing Writer
Eight entering freshmen have been se-
lected for the prestigious Lombardi Scholars
The winners were selected from 146
nominees for the scholarship, which pro-
vides each student with $4,500 each Fall and
Spring, $5,000 for each of four summer pro-
grams and $3,000 for academically related
The scholars were announced April 1,
and UF has received participation confirma-
tion from six students. Rhodes scholars."
"When I first heard about it, I was in The participants will be matched with a
disbelief," winner Christopher Matthews faculty adviser in their field, and they will
said. "It was a dream, but it's no longer just receive academic support, overseas-study
a dream it's reality." opportunities and internship experiences
Besides Matthews, Alexia Ash, Jake over their next eight to 10 semesters at UF.
Gipson, Gabriel Miller, Joshua Miller, Anna The students will spend six weeks this
Prusa, Gloria Tavara and Vu-Anh Thai were uinmmer at an over-
also chosen for the 2005 program. UF seas antbropologp
They were selected based on academic Administration study program in
achievements, co-mmuninr, service, extracur- Merida Me\-io.
ricular activities, leadership and character. "Studying an-
Several committees and Lombardi scholars thropology should be really cool because it's
helped interview the nominees and chose not something-that I've done," participant
the final eight. Ash said.
"It's very competitive," said Jeanna The summer trip also is designed to get to
Mastrodicasa, Honors Program associate know the students better. Mastrodicasa will
director. "We try to think who will be future spend part of the program working with the
scholars on an anthropology project, which
in past years has included studies of local
homes and a cemetery.
"It really helps them mature quickly and
learna lot about themselves before college,"
The next three summers, the students
will study in Greece, Japan arid South
Africa. These programs have been specifi-
cally designed for Lombardi scholars.
"I think it showcases what we're trying to
do at UF with the internationalizing of our
students," Mastrodicasa said. -
The Lombardi Scholars Program was
started in 1999 by UF alumnus Lewis M.
Schott. The program, meant to honor UF's
ninth president, is funded by Schott and
12, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
Speaker to talk rights
By KIMBERLY GOUZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
NORML UF wants students to
"Know Your Rights" to avoid a
night in jail.
The. UF chapter of the National
Organization for the Reform of
Marijuana Laws will sponsor an
event tomorrow at 7 p.m. to inform
students about their constitutional
rights during a police encounter.
"There are many instances when
people give up their rights need-
lessly," said Ashlee Valdes, NORML
UF president. "An example would be
search and seizure. Students should
know that they don't have to consent
to being searched without a warrant."
NORML executive director Allen
St. Pierre will speak at the event. His
presentation will cover topics rang-
ing from the right to remain silent to
the right to consult an attorney.
"We are really honored to be
able to have Allen St. Pierre at this
GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS
25% OFF any one GNC Product
Cannot be combined. Need coupon.
3914 SW Archer Rd
only available at Butler Plaza location
Dail[ Secials 377-6020 Exp. 5/9/05
event," Valdes said. "He is a very
eloquent speaker and is very knowl-
NORML hired St. Pierre in 1991
as the communications director,
according to a release. In 1993 St.
Pierre was named the national direc-
tor, and in January
he became execu-
The Know Your
tion will be held in
CSE 121 and will
be free and open to
Valdes stressed that NORML UF
is reaching out to more than those
interested in marijuana laws.
"Since the implementation of
the Patriot Act, there has been a
considerable amount of 'changes to
our freedoms," Valdes said. "It is
important to know what you can
and cannot do and how to use your
Available from Commercial News Providers"
By NILO CRUZ
"~Tropics burns w ith fitirv pass6ions5
Chi ge SUeTm
APIL 15-u MAY
Tickets $1 -.2 tdnt:$ ,u
Call~ *8 3547or byoln
Radiant Research is conducting a clinical research study
examining the safety of an FDA approved topical lotion
on healthy adults, age 18 to 55 years old.
Qualified participants will receive all study-related care
and treatment and will not be charged. You will be
required to stay in the facility for 2 nights. You may
receive compensation up to $650 for time and travel.
Call Mon-Fri for more information
1014 NW 57th Street, Ste. A, Gainesville, FL
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Allen St. Pierre
eiasew Alsemtrgf U
Free To NA
Tuesday April 12th 7:00 p.m.
CSE 121 (Under French Fries)
Mr. St Pierre has extensively
written, debated, and lectured on
the topic of cannabis and it's
prohibition. He has been cited in
national and international news
publications, such as the
New York Times, Washington
Post, Le Monde, London Times, the
Wall Street Journal, and Time- Mr.
St Pierre will be speaking about
how to invoke your constitutional
rights and how to protect yourself.
Everyone is welcome to attend!!!
BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
UI For Rent
ONE IN A MILLION!!!
Roommate matching 3/3 from only $429
FREE Cable w/ HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym* tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW& FALL*377-2777
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands-
Long & short term lease
Now as low as $355 monthly
inc all utilities ph 336-9836
HAVE IT ALL AT THE LANDINGS!!
Furnished 3 and 4 bdrm apartment homes
All utilities, internet, 24 hr gym, FREE
Tanning. Roommate Matching Available
Starting at $455/bdrm. 336-3838
ASK ABOUT SUMMER SPECIALS
*** SORORITY ROW AREA ***
Experience the luxury at Windsor Hall.
Located 2 blocks to UF. Beautiful single &
double suites available. Starting at $400/mo
includes everything gym, pool, DSL, elec-
tric, etc. 337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com
1BR & 2BR Huge floor plan. Private patio,
park at your door. Oasis 377-3149 Furn
Avail 3436 SW 42nd Ave & 34th St. $500 &
S For Rent
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
with: internet & cable & elec & water
walking closets, full bath, wash/dry
pool view, gym, FULL furnish
Call for more info 352-258-3542 4-20-60-1
Just Bring Your Clothes!
Furnished 2 & 3 bedrooms from $875
Luxury living with all the perks!
Includes cable, utility packages avail
All we need is you! 372-8100
1 BR/1 BAin 4BR/4BA $425 util, cable, alarm,
dsl incl. W/D. On bus rts 9 & 35. Individual
leases. Call 407-620-1555 4-12-25-1
HUGE *AFFORDABLE 1, 2 & 3BR
Spiral Staircase Skylight
Pool 2 Tennis Cts
Indvi lease & Utility Pack
Now and Fall 377-7401 4-20-31-1
1.3 Miles from UF! Seeking roommates 3/2
Available: Recently renovated. Furnishing
is optional, wood floors, central AC, washer/
dryer. From $399 305-479-5075 4-18-10-1
KENSINGTON SOUTH sublease Apr. thru
July 31st. 1BR/1BA in a large 2BR/2.5BA
luxury townhouse. WI/D & internet. $350/mo.
Female. 508-435-2267 4-20-11-1
Spacious 3/2 house located on Tower Road
near the Oaks Mall. Looking for responsible
NS female roommate $300 + utils. Lindsey
U For Rent
Apt 4 rent 4 fall 05. Univ Terrace $405/mo
includes utilities, internet, cable tv. On bus
route, good location, 4BR/4BA, balcony,
quiet, clean. Call Elyse 219-5997 5-24-15-1
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA, Phase II, 3rd Fl.
Asking $350. 352-262-2439. 4-20-10-1
Room for rent call 359-2393
4BR/4BA house near campus
Quiet nice neighborhood
Bike to UF. Bus, laundry, parking.
$350/mo UF student roommates. 4-14-5-1
1BR/1 BA in beautiful 4BR/4BA. $410/mo incl
utils, cable, hi-spd inet, W/D. Free parking &
pool! Bus rts 12 & 35. Furn opt. No pets. Indiv
leases. Call 352-692-4979. Pics & more:
2BR/2BA avail Summer & Fall. Newly remod-
eled condo w/patio, walk in closet, hottub,
cable, alarm, phone, internet, WI/D. Univ Terr
W. Less than 2 mi to UF. $385+ 1/4 utils. 371-
UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST 1-4 BRs
avail pvt BA in each rm. Close to campus.
$350/mo ea. Call 772-696-1154 4-20-7-1
Friends don't let friends be driven home by
S| For Rent
GATOR PLACE APTS 3600 SW23 St. 2BR/
1BA W/D is optional. Park in front of your apt.
Pet play park. 2 mi to VA/Shands. $525/mo
QUIET, CLEAN, .LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $325/mo.
01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-20-71-2
Walk to UF, Studios and 1BR's
From $555. Free parking
Open Weekends 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant?
CALL THE BEST!
l..R.. R EA
V1. .'..,r I._ I orp 1:, Au tRS0
U For Rent
CAN'T FIND PARKING? BUS FULL?
Studios & 1/1s from $459 at UF
Pool *We Pay Most Utilities Pets OK
Residents get FREE parking...guarantedt"
You can't live any closer! 372-7111
QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD
0 Avail NOW or AUGUST!
* 1BR $530/2BR $580/3BR $735
* HUGE floor plans! 2 Pools!
* Pets Welcome! ** 335-7275
*LUXURY 3/3 DOWNTOWN*
Hurry while they last
Only 8 left! WI/D, pets OK
*SUN BAY APTSO
OSome furnished avail*
**Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $460/mo552-1 $520/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $410 $515, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 335-7066.
Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
4-20-71-2 Continued on next page.
illr r t''MJ
r~00 _St.&&WJ __JsA,~
14, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
5 For Rent
** A PRICE YOU CAN AFFORDI*
* Move in TODAY or AUGUST!
1BR $460 2BR-$530
* Walk to UF Pets welcome!
* Beautiful pools/courtyards!
,FOpen Weekends! 372-7555
SEPARATE FROM THE COMMON PLACE
Luxury 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA
W/D incl. *FREE Cable*Alarm*
24hr. Gym* FREE Tan* Close to UF
Museum Walk 379-9255
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Oul House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-20-71-2
Move In Today! SPECIALS!
1br $585, 2/2 $680
Alarm, Pool, bball
Love pets! Free UF Parking
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-20-71-2
Now & Fall 1. Big enough for 2!
750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love pets!
Call by 4 Specials! 332-7401
SEEING IS BELIEVING!!!
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW and FALL*377-2777
"HUGE Luxury w/Garage**
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA TH
from $420 per person
FREE Alarn *WD*GATED ENTRY
FREE Tanning*24hr Gym*Camp lab
Filling Fast for Fall.*372-0400
S.- "**Beautiful and New"*.
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym \.
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866)
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
Too Good to Be Truel
HUGE 2/2 for only $425/person!
Pool*Hot Tub*Taning*PC Lab*W/D
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
Minutes from Campus! 372-8100
HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations and price ranges
If you are tired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
Save $$$ and love where you live!!!
Spacious 1/1, 2/1 or 3/2. Avail Now or Fall
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
Call 373-1111 or visit www.SpanishTrace.org
HOUSES AT UF
2 and 3BR from $719
Carport, wood floors, pets ok
Call for appointment 371-7777
l. For Rent
WALK TO UF
land 2 BRs from $560
Pets ok, wood floor option
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease
Sun Island Properties
Want a bigger 2 or 4 BR TH this fall?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm
Call by 4 Specials! 332-7401
*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
Leasing INow & Fall, 335-4455
Tired of roommates?!
Huge 1/1 dishwasher, patio/balcony
Tennis, bball, monitored alarm
Move-in specials, leasing now & fall
Open weekends, call 376-4002
We are what you're looking for!
2BR/1.5BA TH with W/D for $649!
Alarms, Free UF parking, pets OK
Now leasing for Fall 373-1111
1st MONTH FREE
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
.Tremendous two bed two bath
FREE UF parking & bus rt to UF
tennis, b-ball, monitored alarm
affordable, spacious, pets ok! -
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H, covered patio, DW, verticals,
W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.-
1 BR & 2BR/1 BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near.bus rt. From
$505 377-1633 4-20-71-2
***LIVE IN LUXURY***
HUGE TWNHMS:2/2 & 3/3
Free cable, w/HBO & Showtime
W/D*alarm*free tanning*comp lab
Pets welcome*Private dog park
Leasing NOW & FALL 377-2801
Free Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
& DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
Now 372-9913 4-20-71-2
Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
1BR 1000-sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
HOUSES 2 mi to UF Now & fall 331-0095
630 NW 35th St. Ig 3/2, fam rm $1200/mo;
816 NW 37th Dr 3/2, fam rm gar $1300/mo;
1802 NW 38th Terr 3/2 $875/mo;
642 NW 35th St. 3/2 $1100/mo 4-20-71-2
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball, waste, pest, lawn.
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
For Rent ..For Rent .For Rent
. unfurnished J unfurnished unfurnished '
Your Perfect Apt Next to UF!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 & 3BR Avail
Aug. Specials from $489/mo. Lofts wood
firs & more. Some pet friendly! 376-6223
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-2
3BR/2BA House $950
1BR/1 BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70 2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1/2 PRICE APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
Stupendous Studios Steps to UF
From $499 $559
Laundry, pool, pets ok!
Open till 8pm and weekends
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
115 STEPS FROM CAMPUSI!I
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
DOWNTOWN LOCATION 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CHEAP RENT! 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
**IBR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $650/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft 00** $550/mo
Close toeUF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 0 376-2507
3BR/4BR LIKE A HOUSE **
Huge townhouse, fireplace,
W/D hook-ups; patio,
New carpet & tile, fitness & basketball
high speed wireless internet
3BR/2.5BA only $850
4BR/3BA only $1099
Close to UF in SW
Beautiful/quiet 0 376-2507
All the space you need only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
DUCK POND! Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1 BR $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
AVAIL. AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house.
Ceramic tile floors, extra game room,
fenced yard, pet ok, wash/dry provided:
1330 NW 39th St. 339-2342 for directions
Rent With Us Today,
Condo, House & Townhouse Rentals
Ask About Our Lucrative
Tenant Rewards Program!
3BR/2BA House $975/mo
3BR/3BA Townhouse $800/mo
2BR/1 BA Near UF $500/mo
Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118
GAINESVILLE'S FINEST LIVING
Luxury 3/3 & 4/4's from only $370/bdrm
includes extended cable, water/sewer, 24 hr
gym, Free Tanning
SPRING & SUMMER SPECIALS
Call the Landings at 336-3838
Affordable, Quiet living
HUGE 1& 2BR Pool
Skylights 1.5 miles to UF
Furn Avail* 377-7401"
Living it upl! Luxury style!!
1 & 2 BR, Private patios, walking
distance to UF, next to Sorority Row,
Alarm, pets OK, W/D, HUGE bdrs & walk-
in closets. "Walk to UF" Call 372-7111
DEAL OF A LIFETIME!!!
3BR/3BA ONLY $365/PERSON
FREE cable w/HBO/SHOWTIME, Alarm
Gated* 24 hr gym* FREE Tanning* Close to
UF Leasing for NOW and FALL* 377-2777
*Sorority Row Area*
1940's vintage stone 2BR/1 BA apt. Beautiful
hardwood floors. $675/mo 375-8256 4-20-
*8 Blocks to UF*
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. Best deal in town.
Starting at.$550.mo 375-8256 4-20-30-2
*Sorority Row Area*
Cute 2BR/1BA brick duplex behind Norman
Hall. $650/mo 375-8256 4-20-36-2
HISTORIC HOUSES DOWNTOWN
1 BRs & 2.5BRs. $275-700/mo
Progressive thinkers preferred. View at:
ENORMOUS 3BR .
Avail for Current and Fall
Pool Tennis Cts 1.5 Mi 2 UF
Ind lease, Furn & Util Avail
Great Specials 377-7401 4-20-31-2
Available Now Blocks from UF Duplex,
2BR/1BA, fenced yard, $675/mo HOUSE
3BR/2BA w.'D $1175'r,,c. iPEl _,IA. Call
Carol@ 77.-252- 4.20-31.2
*FALL* BIks from UF 0 Houses *
Duplexes 0 Apts (Managed by owner) See
www.Dalyproperties.com for listings or call
Carol at 377-3852. 4-20-31-2
AVAILABLE NOW! NEW 3BR/2BA house 2
car garage in brand new subdivision close
to UF & SFCC. All appliances $1300/mo
negotiable based on length of lease. Call
3BR/1.5BA HOUSE Lg screen back pch, Ig
back yard, ctose Ir downlowr,. 'W ,D $900/
mo. Avail May let' Canl Ic,rc .37 -107-1-or-
(cell) 262-7174 ask for Brian 4-20-30-2
Avail now 3BR/2BA HOUSE. 2.120 NW
55th Terrace. Tile firs, Berber carpet, all.
appliances 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
Space & Value! 3 and 4 bedrooms
Tennis, b-ball, monitored alarm
Pets welcome, free uf parking
Ceramic tile, dishwasher, pool
Open wknds, Call 376-4002
Avail May: Several units w/in .5 mi of UF
campus or closer. Eff $300-310, 1BR/1BA
$395-$415, 2BR/2.5BA $725, 2BR/1BA
$700. Sec dep, NS, no pets. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or Iv mssg 352-870-7256
Be near everything at The Oaks!
Start at $525 for 1 bdrm, $675
for 2 bdrm, & $825 for 3 bdrm
Remodels Available! Call for move
in specials today at 331-8836! 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-
University Terrace West
4/4 Individual Leases
New Carpet & Paint
Furnished Living Area
W/D, Pool $395/mo
Uniton Properties 373-7578
University Terrace Gainesville
4/4 Individual Leases
Furnished Living Area
W/D, Pool $405/mo
Union Properties 373-7578
Off SW 35th Place
Like New Townhouse
2BR 2.5BA W/D, Pool
Union Properties 373-7578
Vacation with US! Resort style living.
RTS BUS service @ your door!
2/2 or 4/4 ALL inclusive, hi-speed int.
HBOs, UTILITIES FREE maid serv.
Gated! Going fast. Call now- 271-3131 4-
** 2BR 2.5 BA **
Brighton Park Condo
Beautiful end urittownhome, -
W/D, DW, alarm, pool, -1200 sq ft
Many extras. Bus rt SW 34St
No smoking unit. Avail Aug $825 214-3820
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.
INDIVIDUAL LEASES AVAILABLE-
NOWAND FALL SEASON
Convenient UF access
$325 to $575
Action Real Estate Services
ROC' K,.,OD VILLAS avail Aug 1, 2005.
3BR/3BA townhouse. Inc] W/D, great bus rt
to UF. $1100/mo. Call Donna 352-339-3250
Apartments & Houses
Studio to 5BR+
Most within 2 miles of campus!-
Campus Realty 692-3800
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
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 20050 ALLIGATOR, 15
*l For Rent | For Rent
I unfurnished I l. tunfurnished
LARGE 1BR APT Hardwood floors, ceiling
fans, new appliances & upgrades. Beautiful
wooded lot. Close to shopping & UF. Water,
sewer included. $395/mo. Call 352-373-5295
DUCKPOND AREA HOUSE Avail Aug 1st.
Large 4BR/2.5BA, W/D, hardwood floors,
fireplace, glassed in porch, 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
* 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-'
* HOUSES 0 359-2000
2BR 1 BA $595 1953 NW 31st PI.
2BR 1 BA $595 431 SE 7th St.
Available Summer & Fall
Studios & 1 BRs $350 to $750
2BRs & 3BRs $425 to $850
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.
Absolutely perfect 3BR/2BA in Millhopper.
Convenient to UF & shopping. Huge yard,
remodeled interior, wd firs. Truly great
house! W/D hkups. No dogs. Prof or grads
pref. 2006 NW 36th Terr. $999/mo 215-7199
Adorable 2BR/1.5BA cottage on bus line.
W/D hkups. No dogs. 2943 NW6th St. $640/
mo. 215-7199 4-20-14-2
Historic house, hd wd firs, Ig front porch, lots
of charm. Studio & 1BR 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. CHEAP RENT. Can furn. Call
Annie 352-284-1686 4-15-11-2
1BR/1BA at Pine Rush. Pool. Laundry
Room. Quiet area. $429/mo with 1st month
FREE. No security deposit. Call 692-4352
Spacious 1BR/1BA house w/large garage
space in Duckpond. Newly renovated, brand
new energy efficient appliances incl W/D,
tankless water heater, cent AC/H, shed, wd
firs, new paint. Call for appt. 352-336-2189
HOUSE 2BR/1BA $695/mo. W/D, cent H/
AC, 2.5 mi North of UF. Call 352-214-1722
2 BEDROOM MOVE IN TODAY
* Only $530 -540 month!
* Great Pools Pets Welcome!
* Walk to UF & Shands!
* 372-7555 Open wkends!
2BR/2.5BA luxury townhouse, 1200 sq ft, big
bedrms, huge living rm & kitchen. Everything
is 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
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Ask About Our Move-In
Specials & Giveaways
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 373-6330
Ask About Our Move In
Specials & Giveaways
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 -
700 SW 62nd Blvd 371-8009
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-
2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
IBR duplex $575
1BR, fireplace $490
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
yard $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
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-
*VERY NEAR UF*
3BR/1BA, $760 1BR/1BA, $460 Lg
1 BR $500 Call 377-2930 4-12-5-2
Sradiuiation T Bruinch 'Dinner
Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30
.-E a BR 1L
Sweetwater Branch Inn
625 East University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601
352-373-6760 800-595-7760 www.sweetwaterinn.com
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.
MOVE IN SPECIAL 2BR/2BA Pinetree
Gardens. 2 MONTHS FREE RENT. Move
in Aug '05. Pets allowed. Call 377-9362
3BR/3BA newer home. Cathedral ceilings,
fenced yard, close to UF/Shands, W/D, lawn
svc & pest cont ind. Part furn avail. $1300/
mo. Grad students pref. Avail June 1st. Call
Looking for an Apartment???
THE LEASING CONNECTION
1608 NW 1st Avenue
Located right behind The Florida Book Store
Plenty of FREE PARKING
FREE Apartment and Housing
Call 352-376-4493 or visit
5BR/3BA house with large bedrooms.
Located off SW 34th Street within 1 mile
of Butler Plaza. On RTS Route 12. Biking
distance to UF. $1995 monthly. See
www.bellaproperties.net for more. 4-20-10-2
7 blks from UF. Very nice 1BR/1 BA efficiency
apartment. Big BA, large laundry room, W/D
incl & kitchen. $650/mo. Inci all utils, cable
& DSL. Nice fenced backyard. Call Jed 352-
3BR/2BA'TRIPLEX avail for August 2 blks
from campus. Walk to class. Plenty of park-
ing. $1500/mo. 376-1111 4-20-10-2
Irr gated Plantation Oaks 2BR/2BA 2 car
garage, screened-in porch. Many luxury &
energy-saving features $800/mo 386-462-
2BR/1 BA HOUSE for rent. Walk to,the Law
school. W/D, Plenty of parking. Call 352-376-
5 MIN TO HANDS OR UF
Luxurious 2BR/2.5BA in secluded location.
Only 5 yrs old & newly redecorated. W/D,
DW, alarm, pool. Avail Aug. N/S. $825/mo
1BR/1BA Walk to Shands. Frederick
Gardens. $460/mo Avail July. Must sign year
lease. Pool, W/D facility, quiet area, electric
extra. 352-870-1784 4-13-5-2
Great Homes, Close to UF.
J3311 NW30thAve $1050/month
1614 NW 21 st AVe $1000/month
2006 NW 35th St. $1350/month
4430 NW 16th PI $1425/month
Drive by and call 495-9085
Email: SBR@Jacksonllc.com 7-21-30-2
2BR/2BA home for July
Cent H/AC, W/D, wd floors, den,
sunporch, patio, pet considered
$840/mo. Bike to UF 352-336-6116 5-12-
Houses for Aug in quiet areas. Cute clean 2
& 3BR homes. Cent H/AC, W/D, wood/tile
floors, $650 to $960/mo. Bike to UF 352-
3BR/2BA HOUSE. Fenced backyard, -~ 1900
sq ft, close to campus. Hdwd flors, W/D hk
ups, Avail June 15th. $1300/mo. Call 332-
Excellent Single Family Houses
Close to UF
Call Mike 352-665-7316 4-20-9-2
Townhouse 2BR/1.5BA. Fenced yard, W/D
hkups, pets ok. Rent $595/mo. 3935 SW
26th Terr. Call 371-3473, Iv mssg. 4-20-9-2
Tli E .:.er leaie on :BP-'i *, api Quie.
up i3i'f-,' ,n ,:k\ 1;11 31 B,'".ra r 31 -' LDun-iry,
io: nn:' -r.i is ,., ,5'2i00 Peril ', iiui.jm.:.
u1 j ulilijie-- 4.14.1 .2 `
U For Rent
PET'S PARADISE, no app or pet fee. 2BR
townhomes, duplexes. Privacy fence, mod-
ern appliances, fans, SW, private owner,
please leave detailed message. $450/525/
ADORABLE STONE COTTAGE 3 blks from
campus. Fully renovated 2BR/1BA w/den.
Wood floors, W/D hkups. Pets OK. Avail May
1st. $975/mo. 331-6376 4-20-8-2
ABRACADABRA! House 3/2 5457 NW 35
Dr, apple tree. $975/mo. 4/3 4306 NW 21
St $1100/mo. 4/3 3538 NW 46 PI $1100/mo.
Avail 4/05 or 8/1/05. Call 318-3721 or 352-
* TILE AND WOOD HOUSE, PETS OK*
For rent in May.. 2859 SW 40th Ave,
behind old putt-putt golf... 3BR/2BA House
w/ fenced yard ( new St. Augustine sod
grass), garage, Firdge, vaulted ceiling, open
kitchen, W/D, $1100/month, email@example.com
SPACIOUS STUDIO Biking dist to Shands
& Vet school, washer/dryer, $450/rent 3811
SW 20th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
LOTS OF CHARM! 2 BR/2BA
Duplex, large fenced- yard, W/D hookups,
Wood floors, lawn svc, $695/rent
1931 B NW 6th Street.
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
DUCK POND STUDIO! Adorable studio
w/separate kitchen & walk-in closet, wood
floors, water & pest control incl. $450/rent,
414-7 NE 5th Aye.
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc 372-9525
SUPER CUTE I 1BR 1 BA duplex,
wood floors, lawn service, $400/rent
1931-A NW 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
2BR IBA Apts, $500-$525/ Mo
5 blks to UF! 840 Sq. Ft
829 SW 5th Avenue, St. Croix Apts. Central
H &Air, Inclds Wtr, Swg, Pst Ctrl, Garbage.
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494
1BR 1BA1 blkto UF!
1218 SW 3rd Avenue
Wood Floors, Window A/C, $400/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494
2 Blks to UF!
2BR IBAApt, Terrazzo Floors, Window A/C,
Nat Gas ht. $520/mo. 408 NW 15th St. Call
Merrill Management Inc 372-1494 4-20-7-2
3BR 1BA Home with Wood Floors
Central H & Air. Washer/Dryer Hkups $725/
mo2801 NW21stTerr, off NW 23rd Ave. Call
Merrill Management Inc 372-1494 4-20-7-2
2BR 2BA Condo in WOODSIDE VILLAS -
located 7200 SW 8th Ave behind Oaks Mall.
Pool,. Clubhouse, etc. $625/mo
Call Merrill Maganement Inc 372-1494
3BR 1 BA Home with wood Floors. Central
H &Air, Washer/Dryer Hkups 1100 sq ft
$725/Mo. Off NE 16th Ave 1050 NE 13th
Place. Call Merrill Management Inc 372-
2 BR 1BA apts 1 Block to UF
New Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht
1210 SW 3rd Avenue $540/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494
1 Block from UF!
1 BR and 2BR Apts Avail Now, Summer or
Fall see our list at www.merrillmanagernent.
net updated daily or call Merrill Management
Inc 372-1494 4-20-7-2 ..
I E IE,- -pic 1 Blk to UFI $460/mo
1236 SW 4th Ave Grad II Apts
Central H &Air, Carpet, Inclds Water swg,
,.i :, rci aroige
Call rlerriI Manzqg4meni Inc 372-1494
a l For Rent
J -I unfurnished
1BR 2BAApt 1 Block to UF
Central H & Air. Tile or Wood Floors
1236 SW 1st Ave, $585/Mo Call Merrill
Management Inc 372-1494 4-20-7-2
2BR/2BA avail July 1st. Kitchen equipped,
$650/mo incl water. 1st, last, deposit. No
pets. Walk to UF. Call 373-5789 4-15-4-2 '
4BR/2BA house AC hardwood firs, -kitchen
equipped, indoor laundry, W/D incl, 2400
sq ft. $2000/mo negotiable. 754 NW 20th st.
No pets. Walk to UF. Avail Aug 1st. Call 332-
Apts and Townhouses
621 NW 10th St Gainesville
WALK TO UF
BRAND NEW LEASING FOR FALL
Now leasing for Fall 4BR/2BA apt $265/mo
per room + utils, 3 blocks from campus, No
pets 231-3002 4-20-7-2
2BR/1 BA apt $600/mo, 625 SW 11th Ln.
3BR/2BA house $900/mo 2706 W Univ Ave.
Lg 3BR/3BA, on bus rt, $1050/mo or$350/BR.
Avail May 1st. Call 332-0617 Iv mssg 4-20-7-2
Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo
Now til Aug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all
LOOKING FOR A BARGAIN?
Bid on a sublease, call 866-837-1309 or visit
EMERGENCY SUMMER SUBLEASE
2BR/2.5BA townhouse 2 blocks to UF. May -
Aug $900/mo OBO 352-266-8475 4-20-13-3
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
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/Sumnmer 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
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 seell! Everything included. 786-
2BR sublet avail anytime in April @ The
Exchange.Call Hillary @ 407-928-1315
**Call for move-in incentives!**
1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2BA apt avail May ;l ;i u 3-
10th at Melrose Apts W/D, utils, ethernet +
cable incl in rent. Fully furn. Call Korinne at
Campus Lodge apts. POOLSIDE 1/1 in 2/2
other room vacant. May-bu.a w or.iion to re-
new. $450/mo furnished, all utils + internet,
W/D, Call 352-871-3117 4-20-21-3
Continued on next page.
16, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
81| Subleases ]
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 4-20-20-3
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-
**The Exchange $350/mo*
Rent May-Aug Price NEG, Pool view, furn &
utils incl, female, 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. Call
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
1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA at Melrose Apts. $300/
mo, pvt BA, W/D, furn, all utils incl, ethernet,
cable, lease from May-Aug, AUG FREE.
-Great Deal! Call 305-469-3372 4-15-15-3
$240/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE
+ 1/3 UTIL
3BR/2BA Boardwalk Apt.
Call PK 954-682-5979
or call 904-705-1689 4-20-17-3
Reduced $450 @ The Exchange.
Furnished 1BR/1BA in 2/2
Kitchen, living room, porch, W/D,
Female please. 772-473-0560. 4-12-10-3
IBR/1BA in a 4BR/4BA apt, utils, cable, W/
D, dishwasher, FURNISHED. $400/mo OBO.
Availabel 5/1 727-656-8207 4-19-15-3
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.
Summer sublease avail. 3 blocks to campus.
Fabulous location! 1 BR in 2 BR/1 BA. $260/
mo + 1/2 utils. Call 813-368-6801 or email
$400/mo NEGOTIABLE. The Landings 11 FT
x 14 FT bedroom. Everything included. Free
tanning, sports courts, poolhouse, Summer.
Furniture available. 954-290-8087 4-12-10-3
$250/mo 1BR avail in 2BR townhouse
in Miill Run for summer. W/D, wireless
internet, fully furnished. Pets allowed.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 4-13-10-3
THE EXCHANGE 1/1 in 2/2 May, June, July.
$325/mo incl util, cable i-net, W/D, male,
furn, gated, bus rt. Call Hank 904-556-6149
or 904-491-4574 (Steve) 4-20-15-3
Female sublease at Courtyards. -1 bed-
room in 4/2 townhouse on 13th. All furn
& util included; $399/mo negotiable.
Sec dep & 1st mo rent free, 514-6408 or
10 SECOND WALK TO UF
Looking Glass Apts. Summer sublease
$400/mo negotiable. Drew 561-339-1219
2BR/2BA Oxford Manor $363 each.
Negotiable. W/D, pool, weight room, tanning,
3 bus rts, furniture avail. Call 239-671-3148
or 561-635-8671 4-14-10-3
SUBLEASE 4/14-8/14, 2BR/2.5BA. Many
'-amenities inc. W/D, $649/mo Call 332-5344
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
Summer sublease at University Glades
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Huge walk-in closet!
-'Furniture optional. Price negotiable. Call
1BR/1BA avail May-Aug. Aug free. $299/
mo fully furnished, ethernet, utilities, cable
included. Rent neg. Call 727-433-1607 4-
DOWNTOWN sublease May/June/July
Arlington Sq. w/pool 1 min to clubs
1 BR w/bath in 3BR townhouse
Other roommates away for. summer
Now ONLY $299/mo 352-222-7797 4-14-
1BR in Campus 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
Summer sublease at Hidden Lake. 1 of 2BR/
2BA. Call Jessica @ 863-860-7270 for more
1 rm in house $285 mo + uit .& cbl
3 mo sublese first mo free, great loc off
34th st. Wash/dry quiet area. 352-375-1353
1or 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
Female only roommate for summer sub-
lease. 1.5 mi from UF, Hidden Lake Apt
1BR/1BA spacious, W/D ncl. Pets allowed.
For more info. Call Meaghan 352-745-2377
University Glades Sublease!! SUMMER:
May Aug. Price neg. BR w/personal bath
in 3/3 apt. 'Incl all util. Furniture avail. Call
Stacey 352-336-1968 4-20-12-3
May-July 4BR/4BA, 1 room open, furnished,
utilities paid, walk-in closet, pool, washer/
dryer, 3 bus rts. hi spd internet.
ONLY $250 NEGOTIABLE
ARLINGTON SQUARE $200/mo
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA townhome. 1/2 util,
cable, internet. May 1 thur July 31. 352-514-
$250mo + utils for 1BR in 3BR/2BAw 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
1BR/1BA luxury apt. Sublease until end of
summer. Cathedral ceilings, W/D, balcony,
etc. Call for price. 786-402-1175 or rdboyri
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
1bdrm 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.
$600/mo neg kep sec dep. Call 352-377-
7563 or email email@example.com. 4-20-11-3
Laurels sublease! May 1'-Aug 7. Huge. 1BR/
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
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
Subleases Subleases Subleases 3
a^^l I a^^Ht .. : :1-1H .* *"
APRIL RENT FREE
Fully furn 1BR/1BA at Melrose Student
Suites. Avail now Aug 15 (Aug Rent Free)
$350/mo. Call John 813-758-2471 4-12-5-3
Campus Lodge Apts. Furn pvt BR/BA $350/
mo May Aug w/option to renew. Inci every-
thing + internet + W/D. Near UF. Call Kelly
Sublease @ The Exchange 1BR/1BA in
3BR/3BAAvail May thru Aug. Price reduction
$350/mo OBO. Fully fuirnished, 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
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 @352-219-2636
or TAP82@aol.com 4-12-5-3
Avail now-Aug 10. Melrose sublet. F room-
.mate for lpvt 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
**WALK TO CLASS**
Summer sublease @ Courtyards. 1BR
in 4BR townhouse. May-Aug. $325/mo.
NEGOTIABLE. Call Maggie 352-264-7847
HOT lease 4 a cool price!
-Only $325/mo. (util incl) for fully furn 1BR/
1BA w/ W/D, dig cable (hbo+); hi spd inter-
net, pool, ground floor loc. 2 RTS (covered).
Great 2/2 in a 4/4 apt. in GAINESVILLE
PLACE $380/mo. May Aug. Furn, every-
thing included. Great location near campus.
Pool, gym, sports. Call 315-857-7814 or
Downtown Arlington Square 1BR/1BA in
a 3BR townhome. Sublease May-1/2 of
Aug. W/D & 'pool incl Next to Starbucks
& Hippodrome. $400/mo + 1/3 utils.
NEGOTIABLE. Call 352-262-1687 4-20-
$300/mo summer sublease, Countryside
Apts 1 BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA, furn, all utils incl.
Huge BR in 3BR/2BA apt. May-July $300 +
1/3 util. Negotiable. It's a must see! Call Mark
Great Summer Sublease! 3BR/3BA in gor-
geous Hidden Lake. Min from UF, pool, gym,
TV in kitchen, fully furnished. $325/OBO.
371-6542 for more info. 4-13-5-3
2/2 Downtown- Arlington Square Sublet
Anytime May July 31. Reduced rent only
$761. No deposit. Cent A/C, big rooms,
dishwasher, pool, laundry rm. Call .256-4207
LIVE WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Summer sublease 3BR/3BA apt. w/ pool,-
W/D, util incl. Avail May Aug. Furnished!
Rent n.eg. Call 843-290-5853 (bus route to
College Manor studio available May 1 thru
Aug 14. 1 block from campus. It includes
all util, except cable/phone. $459/mo. Call
Gabriel at 786-200-4902 4-13-5-3
1BR/1BA in NW avail 5/2 $440/mo for 3
mo sublease w/option to rent after. Large
kitchen, walk downtown, pleasant area, front
porch w/swing, on & off street park. 337-
Summer sublease in 4BR/2BA apt. $335/
mo negotiable. Furnished, incl cable, DSL
optional. On 5 bus routes. Call 870-4638
Large 1 BR/1 BA in Oxford Manor. Price nego-
tiable 1 1/2 mi from UF. Private gym. 2 pools.
Excellent management. Call 373-0803. Ask
for Lauren or Aimee 4-20-9-3
Apt for sublease 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA
Spyglass, 701 SW 62nd Blvd. Fully fuirn
$450/mo utils paid. Avail May thru July..W/D
incl. Call 813-892-6872 4-14-5-3
Royal Village 2 blocks from campus, 1BR in
3BR/2BA, all amenities incl. Call 813-956-
SUMMER SUBLEASE at University Club.
1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA apt. $360/mo, incl utils,
cable, ethernet, furn, W/D & more. Call 786-
Sublet 1BR/1BA in a 3BR furn apt. Summer
A & B @ The Exchange $480/mo. Call days
813-245-3259, eves 813-818-9398 4-20-9-3
Large BR in adoreable.2BR house 5 blocks
behind Swamp! $425/mo utils inc. Avail May
thru Aug. firstname.lastname@example.org, 407-625-8990
1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA apt. Sterling Univeristy
Glads. Fully furn, utils incl. $415/mo. Avail
May thur July. Call 954-294-6379 4-13-4-3
SPANISH TRACE 1BR Avail May July.
Furnished or unfurnished. Rent Negotiable.
**1 MONTH FREE 3BR/3BA'**
Avail May thru Aug, w/opt to renew. $352/mo
ea. W/D, vaulted ceiling, bus rt & more.
Stoneridge Apts. Email email@example.com. 4-20-
1BR/1BA LOFT TOWNHOUSE
May 1st thru July 31st. $450/mo. Pool, alarm,
pets ok. Near UF, VA & Shands. 3 bus rts.
Call 352-262-8558, firstname.lastname@example.org 4-
1BR/1BA apt at GAINESVILLE PLACE
Avail May -Aug. Will give BARGAIN RATE.
Call 954-755-0696 4-20-9-3
0 0 0
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA utilities incl also cable
& highspeed internet avail, by May 1st at
Cambridge at Gainesville. $435 or neg. May
- August. Washer/Dryer incl. 786-385-8186
1BR apt sublease May 1st (negotiable) thru
July 30. Roof access, across from campus
$469/mo (negotiable). You keep $250 sec
dep. Call 214-3599 4-12-3-3
Sublet May July. 2 rms avail in NE Gville
house. $250 + 1/3 bills. Rert 1 or both. Bkyd
w/picnic table,, grill & firepit. Cable & wire-
less. W/D. Easy bike to UF. Furn/unfurn opt.
Isadora 682-1112, Chris 281-5270 4-12-3-3
Furn 1/1 of unocc 3/3 CAMPUS LODGE
now-Aug. Enet, pool, gym, W/D, cable, wa-
ter, basic elec indl. Renew opt w/choice of
roommates poss. $5.14 reduced to $450/mo!
Hurry! 772-231-4609, email@example.com
Summer sublease May 1- July 31.1 BR/1 BA
$325 NO DEPOSIT
Call Erdem 336-0799 or 392-6780 or
e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org 4-15-5-3
SUMMER DEAL Male for summer sublease
1 BR in 4BR apt/ W/D, being Sorority Row.
$300/mo. Please call 305-335-9021 4-20-
GAINESVILLE PLACE $420/mo OBO. Fully
furn, W/D. Utils, cable, internet incl. Call
Rachel 352-359-3044 anytime 4-20-8-3
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 17
5 l Subleases -
1BR/1BA in 3BR/2BA apt. Close to UF.
Bike/bus. $260/mo + 1/3 utils. For more
info call Joy 954-614-4607 or 352-377-6918
WALK TO CAMPUS $245
3 rooms available (indivasublease)
in 4br/2bath apt. May- Aug. ,
Contact: Amy 954-854-7704
Lena 954-559-4707 4-15-5-3
Summer Sublease -Lexington Crossing
$350/mo everything included. Avail May 1st.
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Call 954-471-3052 or
ACROSS FROM UF sublease at the
Courtyards. All utilities incl, room 4 ft bigger
than all the others. M/F, $400/mo rent nego-
tiable, May-Aug. 904-608-6815 4-15-5-3
WALK TO CAMPUS FOR CHEAP!
$1400 for WHOLE SUMMER NW 7th Ave
fully furn 1BR in 4BR/2BA house. Cable, hi
spd inet, util incl. Avail 4/29 NEGOTIABLE.
Call Noel @ 352-375-4635 4-20-8-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE @ THE EXCHANGE
2BR/2BA in 4BR/4BA, only 1 roommate.
Furn, everything incl. Call Marissa, 954-
295-1012 or Erin, 303-829-3877 4-15-5-3
Sublease @ Gainesville Place, 1BR/1BA in
4BR/4BA. Furn, all utils, cable, internnet incl.
Several amenities. Rent negotiable. Call 954-
CAMPUS LODGE Nicest apt @ UF. 2BR/
2BA all utils, fully furn, May to Aug. Very
clean. Gated community, screened patio.
Quiet. Call 372-3788. 4-15-5-3
Live w/a friend not a stranger! 1 or 2 BRs in
2BR/2BA @ Cambridge Apts. All furn & utils
incl. Great location. May thru Aug. $450/mo
per BR/OBOII Call Tracy 305-726-7970 4-
5 min walk to UF/Sorority row bus.
F roommate. Avail May-July
All utils incl. Furn, ethernet, gym, pool. $400?
mo 786-246-3049 4-20-7-3
*** 1 BR/1 BA $300/mo k***
Everything incl, furn w/qn bed, desk, W/D +
pooltable in apt in 3/3 Madison Pointe. May
thru Aug: Jesse 954-240-2440 4-15-4-3
0000***** Summer Sublease University
Commons 1/1 in a 2/2, all utilities included.
$330/negotiable, furnished. Call ASAP 305-
YOU GET $300 IN CASH!!!*
1BR in 4bBR Courtyards for $350/mo.
female. 0.35 mi to campus. Call Jessie 386-
Large 1BR/1BA in a 3BR/3BA in Stoneridge
Ats. Rent only $340/mo + 1/3 utils. OBO May
to Aug Call 871-2426 4-14-3-3
Apt for SummerA & B sublease. 1 BR in 4BR/
2BA furn University Glades Apt $290/mo all
utils incl.(originally $435) M/F for all female
apt. Call 386-212-9042 4-20-7-3
0 $250/month 0 1 BR in 2 story home, walk
to UF, includes additional office space, DSL,
furnished or non. Avail Summer B or C. Tree
lined neighborhood. 262-5334 4-20-7-3
Hidden Lake Apt sublease 2BR/2BA. Furn/
unfurn, great pool, free tanning, gym, comp
room, free cable, etc. Call Lauren at 863-
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA at Melrose Apts from
AUG 05 to AUG 06, $509/mo. $250 move-in
incentive, with housing scholarships avail-
able at Melrose. 803-535-9523 4-20-7-3
HEY LOOK! 1/1 in 4/4 Gainesville Place
May-Aug $490/month but neg. Clean apt,
friendly ppl, cool deco interior Everything
included + maid & bus to campus. Call 305-
CHEAP RENT! FREE FURNITURE! Summer
sublease @ The Landings. 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/
3BA avail May-Aug, rent negotiable, I'll give
you my furniture. 407-719-9843 4-15-4-3
Campus Club May to Aug. $400/mo
NEGOTIABLE. 1BR/1BA in 4BR apt. Incl
all utils. Fully furn, 32" TV, maid svc, hi-spd
inet, Great place to live, only 5 min to UF.
Call 561-317-9766 4-20-7-3
U Subleases Roommates
2BR/1BA w/extra sink area, avail May 1.
$635/mo @ Piccadilly, pets welcome, all fur-
niture for sale! 407-761-7761. Lease renews
Aug 15. 4-20-7-3
$300/mo AUGUST FREE
Fully furn. May thru Aug 15th. Spacious 1 BR/
1BA in 4BR/4BA @ Melrose Apts. Utils incl.
M/F. Call 786-859-1934 4-18-5-3
2BR/2BA. Furnished. Great location. $499/
mo utils incl. Call 904-294-0389 5-5-8-3
U Club Apts: 1/1 in 4/4. Friendly, clean
roommates. Nice furniture. $395/mo for
everything, neg. Call Megan 907-232-6610
Now thru July 31st. Renewal optional. 2BRI
2BA, W/D hook up, pool; gym, bus stops,
laundromat, pets ok, $679/mo. Please call
378-2699 or 317-4507 4-18-5-3
GET YOUR OWN APT!
Large 1BR/1BA Univ/13th Avail May 1st -
July 31st, option to renew. Close to campus.
Furn option. Call 954-401-3203 $500/mo.
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF,
students. Quiet. Resposible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181 .v mes-
sage. Private Owner 4-20-71-4
Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
UF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/mo.Avail Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4
M/F NS Grad student/professional wanted to
rent furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5 mi
to Shands. Kitchen, LR, laundry $425+ utils
336-5450 or 954-646-1341 4-20-71-4
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/lv? Call 337-9746
Avail May 2 rooms in Ig house, 1 blk from
13th & University, $300 + split util, sec dep,
NS, no pets. Contact email@example.com or
leave message at 352-870-7256 4-20-28-4-
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
2BR avail in 4BR/4BA condo in Countryside.
W/D in apt, 32" TV,.walk-in closets, pool,
gym,- e-net $400/mo incl electric & cable.
1 MONTH FREE W/LEASE 305-944-3600
Avail NOW Great location 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA, Washer and dryer, high spd internet,
$308/mo + util. Females only, please call
Lauren @ 352-799-3726 Iv message. 4-
**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-
Unfurn BR for rent in brand new, spacious
condo w/2 female UF students. NW 55th
St. Call Lisa for details @ 352-514-1763
*SUMMER SPECIAL $275/mo*
Female(s) for 1-2 BR in 3/2 house near UF,
Shands & VA. Pets ok, furn opt. Avail now.
Jennifer 371-6228 please leave message.
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
$350/mo + 1/3 utils. 2BR/2BA avail in 3BR/
3BA townhouse. Wood floors, washer/dryer,
high-speed internet. Call Colleen 954-857-
2 Female Roommates in 4/2 house in quiet
NW neighborhood large yard, sunroom.
NS/drug. Must be clean and responsible
$400 + 1/4 util. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 pool. $450/mo
NS, mature, responsible, upper classman or
grad student for own room & bath in large
quiet home only 8 blocks north of campus'.
Rent incl all utils, W/D, wireless & cable.
$500/mo 727-433-0229 4-20-16-4
Large 2/1 apartment on 13th next to Norman
Hall. $320/mo plus 1/2 utilities, lease from
July July. Female preferred, cool person
required. 514-6408 or email@example.com
Loft BR $250/mo big old house in NW.
Remodeled, hardwood firs, new kitchen &
baths, great yard, close to UF. Great room-
mates, DSL, good parking. Stephanie 371-
Female, roommate needed for NW 39th Ave
home. $475/mo,-all utilities incl, internet, fully
furnished, private BR, W/D. Avail. ASAP 870-
Female Roommates Needed for 3BR/2BA
house. Pets welcome! Everything included in
$450 rent! Furn available, wireless intemet,
digital cable, W/D and much more. Please
call Kathryn @ 352-367-9376 or 352-246-
Roommate needed to'share beautiful 3/2
house in NW Gainesville. Min to UF. Fully
furn, pets welcome. Huge fenced yard, W/D,
DW. Available immediately. Vicky at 386-
Room in NW home. $325/mo incl utils &
DSL. No .pets, mature male non-drinker/
smoker. Avail 5/1/05 (flex) Scott 335-8209
M/F NS grad student/prof for room in 3BR/
2BA house near Vet School & Shands. Lease
expires 7/31. $350/mo .neg + 1/3 utils. Call
Josh 372-0860 4-20-12-4 -
2 ROOMS OPEN ap. $85/p/S. small apt. one
person or 2 $85 p/w one $100. For 2. All full
cable W/M. 2 miles out Hawthorn Rd. For
details pager 202-7074 or Mess. #376-0384
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 ,-
Roommates j Roommates
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
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 (incl $50/mo
twds utils). W/D, pool & tennis, DSL, cable.
No pets. NS, avail after 7/1 &/or 8/15. Call
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
Female wanted -for 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA
starting May. Furnished, W/D, wireless high
spd internet, pool." $450/mo. Util incl. 352-
M or F to share house for summer and/or fall.
Move in ASAP. Furnished, includes all ame-
nities. 2 mi to UF. $500/mo incl everything.
Female for own BR in nice 3BR house off
NW 8th Ave, 3 mi from UF on bus rte. Tile/
hardwood, fenced yard, $300/mo + 1/3 GRU
& HS Internet digital cable, avail May 1,
Room avail now in 3/2 house by lake &
woods. Cent AC, W/D, Ig yard, artspace,
dsl, gr8 kitchen, pets. We seek easy-going
roomie $300/mo + shared biills., sec dep.
F vet student seeking F, NS for brand new
fully furn 2BR/2BA home. Avail immed.
Optional renewal for fall. $425/mo + 1/2
utils. Call 561-707-1503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room in 2.2 in Sparrow Condos on Tower
Rd. $375 flat ate incl utils, DSL, sat TV &
phone. Private bath & balcony. Girls only.
352-359-2382 or email@example.com 4-15-5-4
VERY NICE. Furnished large 2BR/2BA'
house. Utilities included $1100/mo or indi-
vidually $550/mo. 3806 SW2ndAve. 1 block
from Newberry Rd w/in 1 mi from UF. 407-
363-7198, call 407-234-1380 4-20-8-4
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-
Girls only 2 rooms May 1st- to July 31st
each w/pvt baths. Cent AC, W/D, cable incl.
Internet ready. $350/mo each. Call 352-472-
9778, 305-299-3485 4-15-5-4
Female roommate needed for 3BR/2BA
house in NW Gville. Pets welcome./
Everything incl $350/mo. Hispd inet, cable,
W/D & more. Please call Misty @ 321-624-
9014 or a-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 4-20-
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) Lv msg 786-246-
3049 4-20-7-4 -
Female roommate for furn rm "avail now in
2BR/2BA house 2 mi from UF. New bathroom
& kitchen. $350/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 352-256-
Need 4 omarnimae 5 min from Mall. Master
BR $390/mo, $325 for other BRs. Part furn.
Lots of amenities. Call Ben @ 225-1892 4-
Beautiful home in trees on quiet street near
UF. Quiet for study. Gourmet kitchen fire-
place, hi-spd DSL internet, cable TV, W/D,
cent A/NC, Ig yard, cats welcome. $340 +
utils. 352-271-8711 4-20-7-4
2 rooms avail this summer in a nice 4/2
house near law school. $350/room plus
utilities OBO. Please call 850-510-4063,
352-328-4633 or e-mail email@example.com
Female roommate, NS, prefer serious stu-
dent, share 2BR/2BA 3rd floor condo near
Shands. Private balcony, pool, W/D in unit,
partially furn. Walking distance to UF. $420 +
1/2 utilities .Call 352-262-4011 4-18-5-4 .,
Male to share 2BR/2BA condo. All utils
incl, minutes to UF, $400/mo. 561-317-
. Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOC "
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
The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats,
or view the University from your 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Prices starting in the $180's 375-
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
Existing condos & luxury condos near UF
at affordable prices. For more information,
visit www.mattpricerealtor.com or call to-
day Matt Price 352-281-3651 4-20-52-5
HOT STUDENT CONDOS NEAR UF'
Save Thousandss When You Buy Now.
SFREE LIST of Great Local Condos.
Campus Realty Group
1BR/1BA LOFT CONDO
ELEGANT BOHEMIAN STYLE. Interior fea
tures a customized kitchen, bath & balcony,
convtt6 UF, Shands, VA& mall.Amp. pking.
$73,800 352-222-2942 photos.yahoo.com/
Townhouse 3BR/2BA. Close to UE. 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
Campus Realty Group
FOR SALE OR RENT TO OWN GET
READY FOR SUMMER -ADORABLE LAKE
HOUSE on spring-fed pvt lake in Keystone
-Hgts. 2/2, large lot. Avail now. $129,950. Call
HORSE FROPEF T:
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
GET IN THE GAME!!!
Rental homes SE G'ville.
Positive Cash-Flow, Stable Tenants
34k & 39k
FOR SALE Nice 3BR/2BA home. Built in 94:'
Fenced in backyard. Near 34th st and 39th
Ave intersection. $199,000 352-214-5601
Cute 2BR/1BA condo near Kanapaha Park.
Tile kitchen, dining, living room, fenced
backyard. $89,500. Call 352-380-0679 or
Continued on next page.
18, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
a l Furnishings
BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil-
low-top, mattress & box. Name.brand, new,
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372-
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated-. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
Beds*Full mattress & boxspring sets
$490Qn sets $899Single sets $399King
sets $99*From 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 4-14-12-6
opiLE! 2 black couches, matching coffee
table, huge black & brown desk, 2 extra-
long twin size beds, brand new W/D. Prices
negotiable. Call 954-540-0344 4-20-9-6
FUTON black $ wood $100
QUEEN SIZE BED $100
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER $25
Call 813-624-2946 4-13-3-6
Deluxe white. $285 318-3721 or 332-0602
Dresser $35, queen sz bed $60, 19" Color
TV $40, Window AC 8000 BTU $75, dorm
fridge sm $40, VHS movie camera $65,
lawnmower $60, electric mower $60, musical
cuckoo clock $65. Call 335-5326 4-13-3-6
Entire apartment of furniture for sale! Couch,
-chair w/ottoman, dining room, queen bed,
dresser w/mirror, bookcase -and more! Will
take reas offers. 407-761-7761 4-20-7-6
NAME YOUR PRICE
Living Room & Bedroom Furniture. Call 305-
JA + nuT mputEr FEhI.,
Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
M/F Cert MCSE technicians. 333-8404.
*G'ville Computer Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
Complete residential &'commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS" -.
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
- computer/laptop repair
- networks, wireless, virus
- we BEAT all prices!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7
a l Electronics
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
$101 TV'S, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES
Police Seized! From $10! Info: 800-749-8128
ext M974 4-20-31-8
U ,Bicycles 3
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
* Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9
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
"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
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-
PA SYSTEM. Peavy XR 684F w/2 Fender
11.5 XP cabinets, 2 speaker stands, cables,
and compressor. $1000/OBO. Call Shawn
PERCUSSION PLUS DRUM KIT
Brand new cymbols. Must sell soon
$450/0BO. Call Jason @ 661-816-9811
Friends don't let friends be driven home by
m1 Motorcycles, Mopeds) In
** SCOOTERS **
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with 1yr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW 67th Place
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on web-
** CASH PAID FOR MOTORCYCLES **
SCOOTERS, DIRT BIKES in ANY condition,
Running or Not, Titles orNot.
PROMPT PICK UP. Call ANYTIME
352-495-7769 Please leave message
Scooters from $599. Largest section
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 8-15-43-11
1993 HONDA NIGHTHAWK CB250
Good condition. Great for getting to and from
school.11,800 miles. $1300/OBO. Call 278-
2002 MZ SCOOTER
Great Condition. Low Miles. Recently
Serviced. 40 MPH +. Graduating. Call 305-
Scooter MZ125R 2004
Great condition, only 1200 miles. No oil mix-
ing. $1400 495-3286 4-18-5-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987.4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSeIllTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Best Cars Lowest Prices
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142.
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring your W2 & drive home today. Cash.
cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
now 338-1999 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
We finance anyone! $2000 discount off fi-
nance price. More than 150 vehicles in stock.
Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty enig & trans. No credit check. Call
'88 Honda Accord $699
'86 Buick LeSabre $799
'88 Toyota Corolla $899
'90-Acura Legend $999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
'90 Chevy Lumina'Van $1499
'93 Chevy Blazer $1499
'90 Ford F-150 $2499
'93 Chrysler NewYorker $1999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12
Racing green convertible w/tan interior.
Perfect condition. If interested call 379-0619
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
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1998
A/C, AM/FM/CD, sunroof. Runs & handles
great. No mechanical problems, 84k miles.
$4900/OBO. Moving out-of-state. Must sell
now. Call 352-425-1022 4-20-12-12 -
1992 Buick Lesabre, AC, runs very well,
clean, oil changed, 128k
Call Gilles @ 352-359-7689 4-20-9-12
'94 Chevy Lumina Minivan
New A/C, New Tires
Good Condition $1995 OBO
846-5117 or 281-7753 4-14-5-12
MUSTANG GT '99
Gold Edition, red, new sound system, 2-
10" subs, V-8, tinted windows, 64k miles.
Excellent condition, well maintained.
$14,500. Call 375-1010. 4-18-7-12
2000 mi 93k, silver, 2 door, DX hatchback,
manual, great shape $4900. 352-335-1541
or firstname.lastname@example.org 4-14-5-12
1994 Saturn SLI 4dr burg +grey cold air,
body + interior excellent runs great, no
mech problems, $2000.00 after 6:30 352-
332-7268 or leave message. 4-14-4-12
*1 Wanted I
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY. 373-9243 4-20-71-13
On-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace. Catholic Church-or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
MOVING TO DC?
Share expense w/UF law grad for rental truck
leaving ~ 4/18.Call 514-7766. 4-14-6-13
Mi. Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising
use caution and investigate the sincerity of
the advertiser before giving out personal
information or arranging meetings
*i .Help Wanted 3
the independent florida
Enthusiastic, positive attitude, detail ori-
ented, organized individual needed to co-
ordinate daily office procedures. Must work
well under pressure meeting daily deadlines.
Possess excellent customer service skills.
Duties include some procedural training with
a constantly changing student sales staff.
Modest salary, good benefits, and excellent
working environment. With resume, send
cover letter that must include salary require-
ments for you to be considered for an inter-
view. Send to Assistant General Manager,
The Independent Florida Alligator, POB
14257, Gainesville, FL, 32604. No phone
calls please. EOE.
the independent florida
What's black and white and
"read" all Over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newspaper in the
country by applying to become and
(this is a non-paid position
requiring 12-15 hours per week, possibly-
leading to a paid sales position.)
If you are a.UF or SFCC student
eager to gain valuable sales experience
stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University
Avenue, to fill out an application and
class schedule by Mon, April 18th. We will
contact you for an interview opportunity to
get your career jump-started! EEO/AA
0 the independent florida
Evening Newpaper Production -
Applications are now being accepted for edi-
torial production at the Independent Florida
Alligator. Applicants should be available two
to three nights a week between 6:00 pm and
1 am, Sunday through Thursday. Production
duties include layout and design. Experience
is preferred on software applications, Adobe
Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat. A
one-year commitment is expected. Please
include references and availability on ap-
All previous applicants are encouraged to.
reapply. Fill out application at the front desk
of the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave.
between 9am and 4pm, M-F. Ask for the
production application. Equal Opportunity
Sthe independent florida
PT CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING CLERK
needed at-The Independent Florida Alligator.
Applicants must be enrolled for summer
semester (UF or SFCC) for at lease 3 credit
hours. Customer service skills a must. Good
spelling, typing & basic math very help-
"ful. Comfortable working with -computers.
Know Adobe InDesign or willing to learn
Clean appearance. Friendly, people-person.
Approximately 10-12 hrs/wk: Mon, Wed & Fri
mornings. (Position available w/flex hrs for
fall also. Must plan to be enrolled min 6 credit
hours). Apply in person at The Independent
Floiida Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave. 8-5,
Mon-Fri. Equal Opportunity Employer ,
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
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 19
*Jf Help Wanted ]
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $200. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-20-71-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT, needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work summer breaks.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm 378-
2442 or come in and fill out an application
@ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
Mortgage lender has sales positions avail
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-
World's largest pizza delivery company now
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order takers
All you need is a reliable car & a very positive
attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's loca-
tions in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to the psychol-
ogy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to reaise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
*l Help Wanted 3
* 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
GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey!
Web developer wanted. HTML, CSS,
motivated. 1 year minimum, portfolio a
must, graphic skills preferred. Contact
Flash programmer wanted. Animation action
script, graphic experience, portfolio a must,
1 year minimum. Contact email@example.com
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
Web Programmer asp, asp.net, vb script,
c#, SQL knowledge. E-mail resume to
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 4-12-20-14
College Credit Possible $672/wk
888-362-2635 ext 251 for more info. 4-20-
WANTED: "PT barn help in exchange for liv-
ing accommodations. Exp needed. Micanopy
area. Silber Ridge Stables 352-361-1454
GREAT PAY. FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY!
Park Place Car Wash looking for hard
workers all positions. Cashiers (full day
availability) & line workers. (am 8:30-1 & pm
12-6 shifts avail) 15-40hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply: 7404 NW 4th Blvd.
By Home Depot. No phone calls please. 4-
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
Girl Scout Camp hiring counselors, life-
guards, nurses, boating instructor, arts/crafts
director, equestrian staff. Min age 18: Salary
+ meals & housing. 8 wks, 5/30 7/23.
Call 800-347-2688 or email-
firstname.lastname@example.org.. EOE 4-18-
TOP BOYS SPORTS CAMP IN MAINE!
PLAY & COACH SPORTS HAVE
FUN MAKE $$$ CAMP COUNSELOR
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN OVER 15
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES FOR SUMMER
2005. CHECK IT OUT AND APPLY ONLINE
Groundskeepers FT, PT .
Custodial duties/Apt Maint
Transportation req. DFWP EEO
220 N Main 375-2152 x301 4-20-22-14
r o Help Wanted
Leasing Consultant, FT, PT
Cust. Serv. Exp. DFWP EEO
220 N. Main 375-2152 x301 4-20-22-14
Runner for law firm
Experienced only, must own vehicle, PT,
M-F, 12 5:30, fax resume to 352-376-4645
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
Dancers Needed.for Adult Entertainment Co
Great Pay & Flexible Hours. Call 335-3875
Hiring KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2 &
4 pm, Mon Fri, CALICO JACKS 3501 SW
2nd Ave. Creekside Mall. 4-20-20-14
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-
PT/FT LANDSCAPERS WANTED
Valid driver's license a must. 352-222-1904
Local Web Development Firm with fun,
team-based enthusiastic environment
seeks summer interns for project manage-
ment and sales depts. Email resume to
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! 4-20-
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
Experience a plus. Enthusiastic, energetic.
PT position avail at University Commons.
Apply in person or call 377-6700 4-12-10-14
YMCA overnight camp seeks dependable
fun-lovin'g staff. Must enjoy working w/
children & able to live on-site. Call 352-466-
3587 for more info. 4-12-10-14
* Help Wanted ]
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
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,
ASSISTANT NEEDED. Must have 2-4
hrs/day available, flexible availability. Must
be organized & responsible. Email resume:
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 WORK
Great pay! Flex schedules.
Sales/Svc, all ages 18+. Conditions Apply
SKILLED WEBSITE DEVELOPER
Your own hours. Extensive project. Reply:
Excellent starting pay. Work around
classes.Resume builder. Start immed. All
ages 18+. Cond Apply.Call now! 335-1422
Now hiring COOKS & CASHIERS Archer Rd
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 @ email@example.com by.4/13/05.
Interview information regarding mandatory
group interview on 4/16 will be sent out upon
SALES CLEARK NEEDED FT & PT
Apply in person.- Pinch-A-Penny. Both loca-
tions. 372-4489 & 332-2933 4-20-11-14
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
Many positions Available
Print Shop Asst Mngr
PT/FT Flex Hrs. Start Today!
Consultants Wanted: Fun with SPA
Escapes, quality products for you and oth-
ers. Limited Time Only. $99.00 through April.
i11 .Help Wanted
"BOY-FRIDAY" Your job to make my life eas-
ier. Run errands, housekeeping, yardwork,
etc. $7/hr 352-485-2476 4-12-5-14
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
Security Staff Needed Now!
$6.00/hr Now $6.75/hr Summer
Help residence halls be safe.
Info and applications available
at housing office near Beaty.
392-2161 x 10125 for more info.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY for psych, special
ed, or applied behavior majors. Gain experi-
ence in autism intervention w/ 19-yr old. 1
yr commitment. Contact for hours & pay
details. 256-2002. Fax resume to 375-42611
Work in Cancun
Now hiring Summer Staff, Sales Reps
877-725-0705 ext 903 4-20-10-14
We need students to assist with critical
reading, editing, customer service & re-
search. This is a,great way to learn while
you earn. We have a'great success rate of
employees who pass the CPA exam on the
first try. Applicants Must be detail-oriented,
enthusiastic, and possess good written and
communication skills. We provide flexible
hours & career opportunites.Email resume to
Window Tinters Needed! No Experience
Necessary Will Train! FT/PT. Great Pay!
Call for more info: 1-877-249-4968; www.af
Help Wanted Sales Wed Sun, 30-35 hrs,
some college necess. Sales exp or wait exp
pref. Hourly + commission. Must work week-
ends in fall. Clean-cut, neat appearance. _o'
phone calls please. Apply in person 1614
NW 13th St Ask for Chuck 4-20-9-14
Art, Art Ed, Graphics, Arch
Hand lettering, PT a few hrs/wk. Close to UF.
Short resume $6.50/hr starts summer term.
Reply P 0 Box 286, Gainesville, FL 32602
Helper, yard work, painting, cleaning. A few
hrs per week. Close to UF. Start summer
term. $6.00 per hr to start. Reply to P 0 Box
286, Gainesville, FL 32602 4-20-9-14
Now hiring exp servers. Apply within. No
calls. 6500 SW Archer Rd. 4-14-5-14
Telephone & lobby reception for small 6
business office suite. FT, M-F, good people
skills clerical inci basic PC applications,
Light cleaning. $6.50+/hr some benefits. Fax
resume to 331-1767 4-14-5-14
HIRING ALL POSITIONS
Competive pay, exc health + dental plans,
401K, tuition assistance & career opp. Apply
in person M-R 2-4pm or online anytime @
fridays.com. Summer/daytime availability
PT Comp Tech Asst wanted for university re-
search prgm. Must be work study approved.
Comfortable w/Win XP Pro, children, PC
prob solver, good personality. Beg summer
A. Call 392-7805. 4-14-5-14
Looking for young women over the age of
18 interested in modeling: If you are looking
for a flexible job and to travel on your own
time, call Lucy for a casting appt. 305-532-
1785 x208 4-14-5-14 ,
Continued on next page.
20, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
all Help Wanted
PT CLEANING SERVICE
Great for college students. Flexible hours.
Excellent pay. No exp nec. 378-8252 8-15-
National Snack Company seeks traveling
salespeople calling on groceries throughout
FL. Great $, advancements + flex time com-
mit. Call 941-504-2855 4-20-9-14
is looking for qualified applicants to
coach novices in Fall 2005. Email
NEED HAIR STYLIST & NAIL TECH. FT/PT.
Good pay. Call Helen at 352-371-1200 for
additional information. 4-14-5-14
UF BOOKSTORE NOW HIRING: We have
entry-level positions available in accounting,
general books, and front end supervisors.
We are also hiring temporary employees for
Buyback and graduation. Apply In person at
the UF Bookstore located on Museum Road
on Campus. Previous retail experience is a
plus. We are an equal opportunity Employer
PT 15 hrs/wk. $6.00/hr. ADA'S CLOTHES
REPAIR. 284-2959 4-15-5-14
DEN & JERRY'S
Come beat the heat with us. Looking for
high energy. Apply within. Located next to
the Swamp on Univ Ave. Ask for Todd. '4-
IT position available. Students with com-
puter experience preferred.
For more information, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org with resume. 4-15-5-14
Application Deadline: April 21, 2005
For additional information visit
or call Human Resources at 352-395-5185
L ,atorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
$8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule:
Call Dave for info: 379-9600 4-20-8-14
Gatorfood.com is looking for personable,
responsible, enthusiastic, fun people.
Customer svc exp helpful. For more info call
David 379-3663 4-20-8-14
FLYER DISTRIBUTOR NEEDED
Gatorfood.com is looking for energetic,
enthusiastic people, flexible schedule. Call
Dave @ 379-3663 4-20-8-14
WELLNESS DIRECTOR & WELLNESS
STAFF needed NCF YMCA. Contact Brad
@ 374-9622, 5201 NW 34th St. Gainesville.
43rd St location, now hiring exp servers.
Apply in person btwn 2-4 pm. 1999 NW 43rd
Fast Signs Production Position. Fast-paced,
attention to detail, multi-tasker, 2 shifts, FT/
PT avail. Apply in person between 9-11 AM.
Located in Butler Plaza. 4-15-4-14
RETAIL FLOOR HELP NEEDED. Female.
Across from campus, Summer A & B, Fall.
'PT or FT, 372-6462 4-15-4-14
Spend your summer making a difference in
the lives of underprivileged boys and girls
-ages 10-15. Firoida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
Camping Services ring full-time and tempo-
rary staff for summer camp and mobile day
camp programs. Activities include canoe-
ing, arts & crafts, bikes, horseback riding,
archery, team sports, high and low rope
course, and skits. Employment dates May 21
- August 5. Pre-camp training includes First
Aid, CPR, Lifeguard, and NCI.
We will be conducting interviews on April
19th, 2005. Call Mike Brannan at 352-447-
-.t',59 for more information. EOE/DFWP
0 Help Wanted 3 D
Located just minutes from UF, ABC Research
Corporation is now hiring full time positions
for Chemistry Supervisor/Lead Analyst and
Senoir Instrumentation Specialist. Please
visit us on the web at ww.abcr.com for more
information about ABC Research and job de-
scriptions. Part-time Chemistry position also
available. To apply, e-mail resume to Kathy
Barry at email@example.com 4-18-5-14
Teach English in JAPANI,
Interac Co. Ltd, Japan's leading private
provider of Assistant Language Teachers
to the Japanese Public Schooling System,
seeks motivated professionals to teach
in Japan-starting August 2005. University
degree a must. Attractive remuneration for-
qualified applicants. Apply online at www/
* Services 3
Close To UF, Convenient
533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
.prices, near UF, AAA approved. 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 4-20-67-15
** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving.
One item or a housefull. FL Reg # IM19
Call Now! (352)374-4791 800-797-6766.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For.Fun & Fitness 384-9200
HORSE BOARDING peaceful spacious
30 acres ring-arena round pens expe-
rienced help 12x12 stalls 1-352-472-2627.
Owner on premisis 35+ yrs exp. Lessons
Come ride with usi Great Farm
Awesome Horses & Top Notch Instruction.
Hunters & Natural Horsemanship.
TRAFFIC SCHOOL ONLINE
Take Points Off Your Driver's License
And Dismiss Traffic Tickets
With Online Driver Improvement Courses
Whipoorwill Farm: Stall and/or pasture board.
10 min W of UF off Archer Rd. CBS Barn
12x12 stalls on 27 shaded acres. Lighted
arena, round pen, trails, tackroom. Owner on
premises. 376-8792 4-20-71-15
SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM
Quality Boarding 0 Lessons/English *
Parties Alachua County's oldest & finest
horse farm 466-4060 4-20-71-15
Classes & Workshops
WRITING AID AND TYPING
I can help you to complete your pa-
per. Learn to write. Outline, Research,
Grammar, Coherency, Typing 374-7038
30 Day Trial Membership Free
Men Women 0 Children
MOST IMPORTANT SKILL
FOR LAW SCHOOL SUCCESS?
**AUTO MALL SERVICE DEPT**
Complete Auto Service
Imports & Domestics 0 Cars & Trucks
Discount for students. Call 352-380-0033
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen &.jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 8-15-25-15
* GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Custom Posters Exhibits Awards
Top Quality Fast 0 Service Low Prices
Jump start your job search at
* AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *
Plaques Name Badges Cups 0 Etc.
Best Selection In Town
STORAGE PRE-LEASE SPECIAL
No hassles 0 Free Lock Prorated
Close to UF *All Sizes No Deposit
Archer Road Self Storage 371 4296
South West Self Storage 374-4444
Lessons Training 0 Boarding Jumps
Large .pastures & trails. Jonesville.
www.ponyupfarm.com 331-0356 4-20-'
English as 2nd language
Reading, Composition,, Conversation
Experienced'educators. Reasonable fees.
LSAT AFFORDABLE TEST PREP
Full length course and private tutoring.
Higher score, 100% satisfaction guar-
anteed. Call 372-8560 or 1-800-910-1352
$$$ SUMMER STORAGE SPECIALS $$$
5X10 ONLY $130 & 10X15 ONLY $275
PAYS APRIL THROUGH AUGUST
CALL TODAY! SPACE LIMITED!
NW MINI STORAGE 332-8917
Life Coaching Design the Life You Want
Create a more balanced life, design & carry
out effective goals & get your strength work-
ing for you in all areas of your life. Free
consultation, reasonable rates. 275-1378
Individuals or small groups.
375-6641 Harold Nobles
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
)J :-l Health Services
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199.
URGENT CARE/WALK-IN MEDICAL
Students No Appointment Needed!
FIRST CARE OF GAINESVILLE
4881 NW 8th Ave #2, 373-2340
Most Ins Accepted, Hours M-F 8a-6p 4-20-
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ACNE with
Blue Light Treatments for moderate acne.
Call Dermatology Associates 352-332-4051
- ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
"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
m u .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
Anonymous HIV Antibody Testing
Alachua County Health Dept. Call S a
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
University Opticians GMG TRANSPORT
300,SW 4th Ave. 378-4480. ... A NS O
4-20-71-18 20 Yrs. as the Official So. Fl. Bus
Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse
GUNS! GUNS! GUNS! $40 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
.1800 Gun Inventory 336-7026 www.GMGTRANS.com
Over 500 handguns in stock, 4-20-71-23
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair. -
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 WUniv
Ave 375-3752. 4-20-71-18
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc.8505 NW 13 St.
Want to make a connection? liace your a3
here to look for someone to share a com-
mon interest with or for your true love
Your party was hot and so are you. I freaked
when you asked all of the guys to take off
their shirts. Who was the hottie with the
blonde hair? See you Tuesday night @
riI Event Notices
IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL'
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE .t JD GET IT NOTICED! -.
Miami Bus Service
.$40 R/T W.P Bch, Pomp, FT. L, Miami
Departures: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30 pm
COCOA BEACH, BREVARD COUNTY
Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
SLost & Found J
FOOND: *KEYS on sidewalk in front of
alligator. building on' University Ave. on
Monday. Call to identify 373-3463.
J LOST: CAT Her name is Pea. She is black
w/white fee & a white nose. Her tail is puffy.
She may be wearing a blue collar. Please
call 333-6614 or 256-7598 4-15-10-25
FOUND: OUTER GARMENT. UF theater
area, before Spring Break. 378-4005 4-
5M Entertainment 3
WALDO FARMER & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255.
FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL
Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres
Call for the best group rates!
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
W I -Tickets
***EUROPE $429 RT***
Train & cruises also available
Gator Country Travel 373-1992
FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-18264
***WEST COAST $198 RT***
Los Angeles, Seattle & more! Call for best
rates. Gator Country Travel 373-1992
FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-18264
***AIRFARE $118 RT***
NYC, DC, Philly, New England & more!
Gator Country Travel 373-1992
FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-18264
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 21
zeroes in on
By TIM CASEY
firstname.lastname@example.org A r ''
Can you really blame him?
Can you dog UF sophomore Matt LaPorta
for jacking home runs like it's his job?
Not really. LaPorta has been saddled with
the expectations of a power hitter since he first
picked up a baseball bat.
"I've been in that role ever since I was a
little kid," LaPorta said. "In Little League ball,
I was the youngest kid on the team and I was
hitting the most home runs."
Growing up in Port Charlotte, the first
baseman said he was always the big guy, so he
never had a choice in the matter.
"I just was blessed," LaPorta said. "I've
always been big. I've always had a big frame
and stood out."
LaPorta leads the Gators with 12 home
runs, second in the Southeastern Conference,
while his 41 RBI lead the conference.
But despite the numbers, the slugger says
he doesn't overemphasize weightlifting.
Instead, LaPorta prefers simpler exercises
that build strength while not limiting flex-
"It's just something God has given you,"
LaPorta said. "Last year, I was just a big kid. I
was just country-strong, country-big."
Country strength helped him earn honors
as a first-team Freshman All-American last
"I don't think I benched over 200 last year,"
LaPorta said. "I don't do bench press bars, I
use dumbbells. I use a couple of 100s. You
can get power by lifting weights, but there's
always been something about the ability that
God gave me that sticks out."
LaPorta has an intimidating appearance.
With burly shoulders and a broad jaw, he
looks like someone you wouldn't want to run
into in a dark alley.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
He's more likely to be found in the batting
cage of McKethan Stadium late at night. After
a disappointing 0-for-5 performance with
three strikeouts in a win against Florida A&M,
he lingered in the batting cage until security
officers asked him to leave after 1 a.m.
"The day is so short," LaPorta said. "I try
to get to bed by 9:30 or 10:00 so I can get up in
the morning and go hit."
LaPorta is quiet and humble by nature. He
doesn't stay out late at night. Rather, he wakes
Tim Casey/ Alligator
First baseman Matt LaPorta has his sights set on UF's single-season home run record. With 12 home runs already, LaPorta has 22
regular-season games left to break the record of 23 homers.
up early to take extra batting practice. LaPorta is relatively new to his position. He
"During spring practice, we had to work started one game at first base last season and
out at 7 a.m., so my buddy and I made sure we was drafted as a catcher by the Chicago Cubs
were here by 5:45 a.m. so we could hit for an in the 14th round of the 2003 draft.
hour in the cage," LaPorta said. "It's a new position for Matt, and he's
The buddy he speaks of is another power working hard to get better," McMahon said.
LaPorta played third base
It's just something God has given you and pitched as a freshman in
I was just country-strong, count
hitter, freshman Bryson Barber.
Although LaPorta is a sophomore, he has
more experience than half of his teammates, so
players turn to him for leadership.
"I want to see everybody succeed because
if everybody succeeds, we have a chance to go
pretty far," LaPorta said.
Religion plays a central role in his weekly
schedule, a theme that is constantly on his
mind. Before he steps into the batter's box, he
draws a cross in the dirt with his bat.
"Monday nights, we have a Bible study we
go to," LaPorta said. "It's like an athlete Bible
study, set up by Matt Kynes, a quarterback on
the football team, and one of the pole vault-
.ers, Dara [Altman]. We do that every Monday
night, and on Wednesday we do [Fellowship
of Christian Athletes]."
Last yar, I was just a big kid.
Matt LaPorta, UF first baseman
high school, then transferred to Charlotte
High. The coaches there told him he'd have
to switch to catcher if he was going to see any
playing time, so the position- change at UF
wasn't anything new.
"Since he's working so hard to get better,
he's starting to see the results," McMahon
LaPorta 'boasts a fielding percentage of
.986, registering just five errors in 353 chances.
To put that in perspective, C.J. Smith, last sea-
son's star first baseman, finished with a .987
fielding percentage and was drafted by the
Baltimore Orioles last summer. LaPorta hopes
to join Smith in the professional ranks, saying
it's been on his mind since he was a little kid.
"Matt has very high expectation levels for
himself and that's good," McMahon said.
LaPorta will be at UF for at least one more
season after this year and could very well
break the single-season home. run and RBI
LaPorta continues swinging for the single-
season home run record mark of 23. He is av-
eraging one home run for every 10 at-bats, or
slightly more than one every two games.
LaPorta has 22 regular-season games re-
maining, not including the SEC Tournament
and NCAA playoffs, to surpass the record.
Ryan Shealy last hit 23 home runs in 2002,
which tied former UF star Brad Wilkerson's
record set in 1997 and 1998.
Wilkerson, now playing for the Washington
Nationals, says he welcomes any challenge.
"Records are made to be broken,"
Wilkerson said. "If somebody can step it up
and do that, I'd be happy for them. I think
guys focus sometimes too much on the home
run and hitting the ball hard sometimes."
LaPorta is excited about where his talent
may take him.
"I've always been able to hit the ball hard,"
LaPorta said. "When I hit, sometimes people
tell me they're in awe. My dad's always been
saying, 'If you can hit, you can make it. Bottom
line.' They'll find somewhere for you to play if
you can hit."
Except for some security guards, they'll
never turn him away in Gainesville.
Gymnasts to face Georgia again in championships
By DAN TREAT,
It seems only appropriate that after they've split four meet-
ings this season, UF and Georgia would get to duel one more
And thanks to the NCAA draw, they'll get that chance.
The No. 7 Gators were selected to compete in the second ses-
sion of the NCAA Championships, beginning April 21. Joining
them are No. 2 UCLA, No. 4 Alabama, No. 9 Iowa State, No. 13
Brigham Young and the aforementioned No. 5 Georgia squad
that UF soundly defeated at Saturday's Southeast Regionals.
UF's new mentality was reflected in the strong performance
it put together in that victory.
"How they performed was exactly what we had really fo-
caused on since we came back from SECs," UF coach Rhonda
Faehn said. "I told them from the beginning that the per-
formance [at SECs] would not be considered a failure if we
learned from those mistakes."
While past performances may not be indicative of future
results, the Gators do have experience with the four teams they
UF is 2-2 against Georgia and defeated Alabama at the
Super Six Challenge and a regular season home meet before
falling at the SEC Championships. UCLA defeated the Gators
the same night the Bruins posted the nation's highest score this-
"It's a new day when we get there," Georgia coach
Suzanne Yoculan said after Saturday's competition. "The-SEC
Championship title didn't mean squat tonight, and tonight
doesn't mean squat in two weeks at the national champion-
UF won the meet despite missing a couple of key compo-
Co-captain Samantha Lutz was lim-
ited to competing on the uneven bars after
tweaking her back in practice last week,
Lu in..lwher to miss almost an entire week of
tramung She< was back on the balance beam
The ankle injury Savannah Evans suf-
Lutz fered on Saturday turned out to be less se-
vere than initially thought. She is already off
crutches and worked out lightly with the team on Monday.
"She's doing much better than we had first anticipated,"
Faehn said. "It's considered a mild sprain and she's been given
the green light for possibly NCAAs."
22, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
-"C o "Copyrighted Material
* Available from Commercial News Providers"
Former UF players take in spring game
Meyer pleased with results
FOOTBALL, from page 24
outside of practice to help them
understand offensive strategies,
Leak shied from barraging them
with motivational choice words on
Besides, as an underclassman,
who was he to tell a group of ju-
niors and seniors how to live?
"As a young player, you have
a lot of older guys, a lot of seniors
on the team," Leak said. "The main
thing you want to do is lead by
example. That's the type of leader
Meyer described Leak's leader-
ship qualities to him in another way
during the many frank discussions
he and his quarterback shared.
"Every time I confronted him,
he would always come back and
say, 'I don't do that,'" Meyer said.
"I said, 'Fine. It's just reinforcing
the fact that you're an extremely
Leak, however, didn't take of-
fense to Meyer's criticism.
"That's just part of growing as a
leader," Leak said. "Michael Jordan
had to do it Joe Montana, all those
guys. That's just part of being a
leader of this team."
Baker will say Leak remains the
same father-like figure he has been
the past two seasons. But Meyer
said Leak finally appears to be
growing into that leadership role,
much like former Utah quarter-
back Alex Smith did going into his
Meyer even said Leak has
progressed into a "terrific leader"
compared to where he was only
two months ago.
In February, he explained, Leak
only concentrated on perfecting
his own game and maintaining his
own work ethic. Now Meyer wit-
nesses his top quarterback "jump
someone's tail" when he runs the
"Chris will find out he's a bet-
ter player if the other guys hold up
their end of the bargain," Meyer
explained. "I mean, how could you
not respond to Chris Leak?"
GATORS, from page 24
BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME:
The sidelines on Saturday
looked like a reunion for former
The likes of Danny Wuerffel,
Chris Doering and Kerwin Bell
were having a good laugh with
UF's current players.
"A former football player is
not just a regular guy," Meyer
said. "We encourage all those
guys to come back. It doesn't
take much either a phone call
CONTROL, from page 22
or 37 cents for a stamp is all."
The alumni haven't always
felt so welcomed, though.
"Even if I had the time, I
would not have been around
the program because Ron Zook
was not a good coach," former
UF defensive end Alex Brown
told The Florida Times-Union.
"I didn't like the way he did
things, and I'm not the only for-
mer player who felt that way."
Doering, a former standout
at wide receiver, revealed that it
was actually Meyer who asked
him to come back.
unique and innovative."
* Guess who's finally healthy and ready to break
out? -The Marlins' Josh Beckett, the 2003 World
Series MVP, is injury-free and playing like the
phenom everyone expected to see last year. If
the season ended today, I'd vote Beckett the Cy
Young Winner and Toronto would edge New
York and Boston for the AL East crown.
* A Southern California newspaper retracted
a story claiming steroid use ended Bo Jackson's
"Yeah, Meyer has made
an effort to get a hold of all of
us," Doering said. "He intro-
duced us to all the players and
coaches. It's nice to feel a part
of what they're trying to put
Wuerffel, UF's quarterback
during its 1996 championship
season, thought this UF team
could bring similar greatness.
"There were a lot of points
scored today," he said. "This of-
fense sure is fun to watch. Am I
still a Gator fan? Oh man, I'm as
big as they come."
career. It wasn't all bad for Jackson, because Bo
knows multi-million dollar libel settlements.
* On a more serious note, condolences go out to
the families of: AFL lineman Al Lucas who died of
a spinal cord injury suffered in an arena game, the
Pope, Johnnie Cochran, and Macaulay Culkin's
manhood which, according to recent testimony,
was taken away by Michael Jackson years ago.
That's all for this edition of Drew's Control. For
you true sports fanatics, I'm in the Finals of my
fantasy basketball league this week, so if you're
interested, e-mail me and I'll give you daily up-
To participate in a UF nutrition study
Eligible Males Must Be:
* 18-49 years old
* Not taking prescription medication
* Willing to do the following:
1.Have blood drawn after an over-night fast-
2.Provide medical Information
3. Fill out a dietary questionnaire
Eligible study participants will receive
Please call 392-1991 extension 273
for more information
A P A R T M E N T S
2900 SW 23rd Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32608
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 23
Unsafe at any Speed
Bats causing controversy
By FARZAD SAFI
Once the true national pastime,
baseball was a game that father and
son would share in their backyard.
Today, baseball seems to have
lost some of its charm, encountering
one controversy after another.
But one topic seems to get little
attention, although there are a small
but growing number of critics call-
ing for its demise. .
The ongoing debate as to
whether aluminum bats used by
every college team in the NCAA,
lower-level minor league baseball
teams, and high schools and Little
League teams all around the nation
- have enhanced or degraded the
Aluminum bats were first in-
troduced in 1974 to baseball at the
collegiate (but not professional)
level. Wooden bats were abandoned
partially because many college pro-
grams around the country could not
afford to play with wood.
Few certainties exist in this de-
bate, but one of them is that wooden
bats break much easier than their
"There are major differences
between the two," UF coach Pat
McMahon said. "Wood bats can be
more difficult for a weaker hitter to-
If anyone knows about the sci-
ence of hitting, it is UF assistant
coach Tim Parenton.
"It's easy to see that the sweet
spot on aluminum bats is bigger by
about 2.5 inches than on wood," he
Critics of college baseball say
that aluminum bats pad hitting sta-
tistics and make for video game-like
Both UF coaches even agree that
aluminum bats could, in fact, take a
.250 hitter and make him into a .350
Sophomore catcher Brian
Jeroloman has competed with both
and revealed why he thinks the in-
crease in averages occur.
"If you get jammed with a wood-
en bat, your bat will just break,"
Jeroloman said: "But if you get
jammed with an aluminum bat you
can still hit the ball out of the park."
Bearing the aluminum cross
Pro-aluminum and anti-alumi-
num camps go far beyond just the
fans. There are many spokesmen
who are ardently for or against alu-
minum, and the debate even reaches
the nation's capital. Two of the most
outspoken members of the anti-
aluminum movement include Jack
Mackay and Bill Thurston.
Mackay, a former designer for
Louisville Slugger one of the
most successful bat companies in
the, world worked there from
1986 until 1997 but left the company
for intriguing reasons.
"Little did I know that when I de-
signed those bats that we would end
up with-something that was simply
lethal," Mackay said.
A man on the inside of it all,
Mackay resigned because he
thought his company's product
was becoming too dangerous. The
demand for bats that could hit balls
farther and faster caused him and an
associate great concern.
Thurston, currently Amherst
College's baseball coach, was the
former editor of the NCAA's base-
ball rules committee.
Thurston resigned after 14 years
in that position because he felt the
NCAA did not care enough about
player safety. After being around
baseball for more than a quarter.
century, he feels the game is losing
its tradition and sanctity.
On the other side of the debate
are the bat companies themselves.
Rick Redman, the company spokes-
man for Louisville Slugger, believes
the facts just aren't there to incrimi-
"Aluminum bats have definitely
enhanced the game of baseball,"
Redman said. "They help kids hit
the ballbetter. Kids quit because they
can't hit well enough. Aluminum
bats let kids have more fun playing
and help them from quitting."
Redman firmly believes alumi-
num bats are neither unsafe nor
cheat the game of baseball. So do
they make a big difference?
An exhibition game seems to
say yes. This spring, the Florida
Marlins played the collegiate Miami
Hurricanes in an exhibition match.
To make it "even," the Hurricanes
were allowed to use their aluminum
bats while the Marlins used wood.
The Marlins fell to the Hurricanes
Cincinnati Reds closer and for-
mer Hurricane Danny. Graves also
thinks aluminum makes a differ-
"I would never pitch to anyone
with an aluminum bat. That's crazy,"
Graves told The Chicago Tribune.
"I'd ask for the day off or I'd be like
a slow-pitch softball player. Pitch,
then run back 10 feet."
From 1974 until 1998, the NCAA
had no problem with aluminum
Then in 1998, things got out of
hand. Southern California defeated
Arizona State 21-14 in the College
World Series Final. The Series saw
a whopping 62 home runs in just
"That year, bats had become basi-
cally like tennis rackets," McMahon
The NCAA finally decreed that
aluminum bats had become too
powerful. Regulations dictated how
aluminum bats could be made and
regulated the Ball Exit Speed Ratio..
Bats had to be constructed so that
balls did not come off faster than
97 mph. The critics were left unap-
peased. Thurston said there was
much more going on than the public
"There are clear ties between
the NCAA and the major bat com-
panies," Thurston said. "I resigned
-from ,my position because :'the'
NCAA changed results and covered
up data that made aluminum bats
legal when they should have been
The purist even took the NCAA
Mackay, the former bat designer,
also expressed his regrets.
"Every time a kid gets hit by a ball
from an aluminum bat they seem to
get a fractured skull," Mackay said.
"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to
see what we did was wrong."
A dangerous game
The debate over aluminum bats
even caught the eye of politician
Ralph. Nader. The activist created
"League of Fans," a sports industry
watchdog that works to expose un-
ethical business practices.
"The MLB would never allow
aluminum bats because they don't
want players and fans being killed
or mutilated," League- of Fans
Director Shawn McCarthy said.
"These high-tech bats are not tools
- they are weapons."
Louisville Slugger maintains that
their products are safe and.the evi-.
dence against them is suspect.
"There are people who are
against aluminum and these people
have vested interests of their own,"
Redman said. "Their arguments are
based on anecdotal evidence and
McCarthy believes it is the bat-
ting cornpanie-. who have. these
S\estEd interp-ests ,',' ; -
"These companies give coaches
free bats or tens of thousands of dol-
lars a year," McCarthy said.
The Consumer Product Safety
Commission, in Washington, D.C.,
conducted experiments to see if
aluminum bats posed more of a
"I can't say that aluminum bats
are more dangerous than wooden
bats," CPSC Public Affairs Specialist
Lizzie Garry said. "We don't have
sufficient data to prove that.
"As a mother there is danger as-
sociated any time a ball and a bat are
involved," she said. "I don't think
the material of the bat matters that
UF senior pitcher Tommy B6ss
has spent a lot of time on the mound
and would be first in line for anac-
"If you're scared of being hit as
a pitcher, you're already beat," Boss
said. "If you get hit, you just have to
get the ball and tag the guy out at
first. Then you can let it hurt. It's just
part of the game."
The headlines are depressing. In
1997, an errant hit from an alumi-
num bat killed a California child.
In 1999, Oklahoma City high
school pitcher Jeremy Brett's skull
collapsed after a similar hit. He sued
Louisville Slugger -and a jury award-
ed him $100,000 on the grounds that
the company '- product na-s unsafe
Then there is the intriguing *torn
of New York native Anthony Ricci:
"He was playing third and the
ball just came at him too fast,"
Anthony's mother, Jackie, said. "The
ball tipped off his glove-and hit him
in the mouth. 7
"He went to the emergency room
and the accident has caused perma-
nent damage. His [alveolar] ridge is
fractured for the rest of his-life and
his teeth are literally rotting in his
Despite such a 'horrific event,
Jackie said her loved ones still play
"I wished everyone would play
with wood because of safety," she
said. "But I have to admit that our
family still uses aluminum bats."
The current state
Anthony has played:-baseball
long enough to see the overall pic-
"Baseball is about more than
just hitting home runs," Anthony
said. It's about strategy, tradition-
and teamwork. Aluminum bats just
make selfish players who want to hit
a home run every time they step up
to the plate."
Aluminum bats give fans the
home runs and offensive outbursts
they lust after, but Anthony said
baseball might have lost something.
"Aluminum bats are an enhance-
ment that is unnecessary," Anthony
said. "Sure, they add to each
individual's skill level, but they take
-away from the game as a whole."-
S TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
Leak continues to improve as leader
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
Junior Dallas Baker can
remember the first time he felt
the wrath of Chris Leak.
During a January workout,
the wide receiver tried to steal
a cheap-.chuckle at Leak's ex-
pense by pouring water in the
unwitting quarterback's shoes.
"That was the first time I
actually really heard him talk,"
Baker said. "He wasn't too up-
set about it. He was laughing.
"He laughs a lot. It's easy to
get Chris to laugh."
But Coach Urban Meyer,
for one, doesn't find Leak's
quiet, easygoing nature too
If the Gator Nation
would've elected a president
at the beginning of spring
practices, it's safe to say Meyer
wouldn't have cast a ballot for
his offensive ace.
"There's a misunderstand-
ing of what leadership is," said
Meyer following Saturday's
Orange and Blue Game. "Chris
Leak [was] an extremely poor
leader when I first got here."
,aOTo Meyer, leadership isn't
studying game film and
playbooks like a molecular
engineer. To Meyer, leader-
ship is more than leading the
Southeastern Conference in
passing in a first full season as
Nick West/ Alligator Staff
Quarterback Chris Leak is the arm that runs UF's offense. Behind the scenes, however, Leak
has worked to shed his quiet nature and become a more vocal leader.
"The supreme function of a
leader is to set a standard and
make sure everyone lives up to
that standard, and he wasn't
leading," Meyer said. "He was
living right, but he wasn't be-
ing a good leader."
On the field, Meyer needed
a player to get in the heads
of his teammates by getting
in their faces. Off the field,
he sought an enforcer for his
"Live Right" policy to curb
the embarrassing trend of late-
night altercations the Gators
suffered the last two seasons.
Leak provided neither.
While he often would per-
sonally work with receivers
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 22
Washington finds favor with Meyer
* COACH TOLD THE LINEMAN HE'S
HIS RIGHT-HAND MAN.
By FARZAD SAFI
Tavares Washington will not be in this
year's Heisman race.
Neither will the senior offensive lineman
fill the big shoes left by Channing Crowder
or Ciatrick Fason.
He is, however, one of Coach Urban
Meyer's favorite players because of his
"Tavares is a guy who, when I have an
issue, I always go to him," Meyer said.
The 6-foot-4, 311-pound senior is rela-
tively unknown to fans but renowned in the
E Lots of leagues use them,
so what's the big fuss? Farzad
Safi examines the reasons why
aluminum bats keep drawing so
Much controversy on page 23.
"Coach told me that I was his guy and
his right-hand man," Washington said. "It
feels great knowing he trusts me, and I try
to live up to that."
Being a leader doesn't necessarily consti-
tute statistics either.
After Saturday's Orange and Blue Game,
Washington's name only appeared on the
stats sheet once: showing he was a starter
for the Orange squad.
However for Meyer, leadership means
so much more than an impressive box
"A leader is a guy who sets the example
and gets everyone else to live up to it,",
Meyer said.Washington is a very unlikely
candidate for the job, as he has only started
two games in his career at UF. However, he
E UF softball sophomore right-
hander Stacey Stevens has been.
named Southeastern Conference
Pitcher of the Week.
"I'm the type who hangs with ev-
erybody and knows all the guys
personally. When I talk, they
listen to me. That is what makes
me a leader."
UF offensive lineman
already possesses all the tools that a "Meyer
guy" could have.
"I'm the type who hangs with every-
body and knows all the guys personally,"
Washington said. "When I talk, they listen
to me. That is what makes me a leader."
SEE GATORS, PAGE 22
E 1997: The UF women's tennis team wins
its 55th consecutive match by dominating
Alabama 5-1. The Gators would wrap up
the regular season 25-0, completing their
second consecutive undefeated season and
totaling 56 consecutive wins.
C' all me the second coming of
Nostradamus or one lucky whip-
persnapper, but for the second
consecutive year yours truly called the
Masters winner in the Alligator Brand
This time it came at the expense of
a Gators great. You have to feel pity for
DiMarco did everything right for
three days, but a bloodthirsty Tiger
Woods, seemingly tired of his blonde
wife and ready to win majors again,
came storming back on Sunday. A little
luck of the black Taiwanese, and Tiger
wins Green Jacket No. 4. DiMarco, once
up four strokes on Sunday, settles for be-
ing the guy on the highlight tape who
helped Tiger win his fourth Masters.
* If you were wondering who was
the biggest cancer on the Lakers (and
who forced re-
S covering cancer
S quit his head
coaching gig after
just a half-season
Andrew in L.A.), it's aw-
Abramson fully clear.
Drew's Control Shaquille
email@example.com O'Neal and the
Miami Heat hold
the top record in the East and appear
ready to win their first NBA title, while
Kobe Bryant leads the NBA in pissing
off his own teammates and turning
a star-studded city into a bunch of
Dodgers and Angels fans.
Now Phil Jackson's thinking about
returning to this ugly picture.
Phil, if you're doing some real soul-
searching and seriously thinking about
a return to the Lakers, follow the advice
Kobe learned so painfully: No means
* Breaking .news: Nearly 40,000 fans
showed up to watch Urban. Meyer
brush his teeth and shave Monday
morning. One fan said, "I quit my
high-level executive job and flew in
from New Jersey. Boy, was it was worth
it Meyer's shaving stroke is really
SEE CONTROL, PAGE 22
'1 don't trust this team, which is
fine. If I came up here and said I
trusted them after four months, then
I'm not a very Indepth person.
UF head football coach