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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005
By TIM CASEY
It wasn't supposed to happen.
The UF baseball squad wasvin a tailspin after losing four
consecutive series, but rebounded like champions.
The Gators won the Southeastern Conference champion-
ship after sweeping .a three-game series against Vanderbilt in
Nashville during the weekend.
No. 10 UF had technically already won the title when
Tennessee lost to Georgia, but were unaware as they finished
the regular season with a 6-3 win against Vanderbilt.
When shortstop Justin Tordi fielded a
ground ball that he flipped to Adam Davis
for the final out, the UF dugout emptied
with players rushing onto the field.
The celebration that ensued was a chaotic
S *. pile of players that beamed in the satisfac-
tion of proving its detractors wrong.
SEC coaches and Baseball America both
LaPorta owe UF coach Pat McMahon and his players
an apology for predicting the Gators to fin-
ish in third place in the eastern division prior to the season.
"I am extremely proud of our young men and the way they
battled throughout the season," McMahon said Monday while
en route to Birmingham, Ala. for the SEC tournament. "They
have worked extremely hard and did everything, we have
asked of them. This is a special group."
UF (38-18, 20-10 SEC) had led the conference for most of
the season prior to dropping seven of nine games from April
29-May 11. The Gators returned to form, taking two of three
from Mississippi State last weekend and defeating Stetson on
Sophomore first baseman Matt LaPorta hit a game-winnrming
home run in that game, the first of three consecutive games in
which he would provide the winning run with a home run.
LaPorta hit a grand slam in Friday's 5-4 victory that was
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 5
Bush names orange state fruit
By DAVID COHEN
Gov. Jeb Bush is helping nurture Florida's citrus
industry as the $9 billion wedge of the state's economy
begins to bloom again after the onslaught of hurricanes
Bush announced Friday that the orange is now the
29th official emblem of the Sunshine State.
"The orange plays a vital role in our state's economy,
with more than 90,000 people employed by the citrus in-
dustry and more than 1.2 billion gallons of orange juice
produced each year in the state," Bush said, according to
a press release- "It's fitting that we designate the orange
as the official state fruit"
"It-just enhances the visibility of the or-
ange, which is good marketing for us."
Florida Department of Citrus spokesman
The idea was brought to the legislature's attention
by State Rep. Donna Clark, R-Sarasota, who spoke
for an assertive fourth-grade class from Sarasota
County's'Southside Elementary School. The class de-
veloped the campaign to officiate the orange, solicited
endorsements and created a theme song to support
the bill making Florida's borders one big orange peel,
according to the release.
SEE ORANGES, PAGE 5
UF senior Andy Zawadzki browses for the "perfect" oranges at the Publix supermarket in Butler Plaza
on Monday evening.
Gainesville's only planetarium gets $300K donation
* THE FACILITY IS UNDERGOING A
$1.1 MILLION FACELIFT.-
Bertha "Kika" Silva Pla, 84, obtained a
hotel management degree when she was
67 years old, but she's not stopping there.
Pla said she plans to study astronomy
at SFCC this Fall, and if she is still taking
classes in the Spring, it will be in the midst
of a newly-renovated planetarium that
bears her name.-
The Bertha Silva Pla Planetarium is
set to receive a $1.1 million face-lift, with
a $300,000 jump-start from her son, John
M. Pla and his wife, Amy L. .Howard, who
together own Venture Realty of North
John Pla, his wife and several family
members were honored at a reception on
Santa Fe ty college cam-
Community College pus Friday,
Alligood, SFCC associate vice president
for college relations.
"It was like a family reunion for them,"
she said. "Some of them came from as far
. away as South America."
John Pla has made "substantial" dona-
tions to the college already, and with total
project costs estimated at $1.1 million,
his pledge of $300,000 is essential to the'
planetarium renovation, which should be
completed by February, Alligood said.
SEE SFCC, PAGE 5
to being called
out at third base
loss to Bethune-
See story, pg. 18.
* Mothers and daughters ignored
their busy schedules to spend
quality time together at the Mother
and Daughter Day of Beauty held
Saturday at the Thelma Boltin
Activity Center, attending sessions
on relaxation and makeup, mas-
sage therapy and a fashion show.
See story, pg. 8.
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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Festival attendees gather to celebrate cultural art
By CRISTYLE WOOD
This year marks the second in
a row Nick Nassar traveled from
Jacksonville to attend the sum-
mer arts festival that has become
a cultural staple in Gainesville
since 1979, when the fair began.
"We came last year and en-
joyed it, so we're here again,"
Despite weekend rains, about
10,000 people traveled from
.iil over Florida to attend the
26th Annual Fifth Avenue Arts
Festival, making the downtown
event a big hit again this year,
said NKwanda Jah, director of
the Cultural Arts Coalition and
The two-day festival, which
ended Sunday, featured about
40 vendors, many selling Afro-
centric items like clothing, bags,
sculptures, jewelry and artwork.
Several groups, including
the National Association for the
Advancement 'of Colored People,
the National Organization for
Women, and black fraternities
and sororities were on hand to
answer questions and pass out
Yasin Efundele, of Afrocentric
Textile Art in Miami, has been a
vendor at the festival, off and on,
Jayme Gough / Alligator
Ami Sarr displays her selection of handmade sandals, masks, earrings, sculptures and necklaces Sat-
urday afternoon at the Fifth Avenue Arts Festival.
"There was nothing for the
African-American people in the
area, and they wanted something
to bring them together," said
Efundele, whose booth displayed City attended the festival to show
handmade African-style pillows original paintings, prints and cus-
and other keepsakes. tom frames.
Ricky Steele, 46, of Panama
Steele, who is known as "The
Emotional Painter," is "always
looking for a Kodak moment to
inspire a piece," he said, as he
pointed to a young boy walking
by his booth wearing an over-
sized cowboy hat as an example
of a subject that he might paint.
Live entertainment, like the
1970s revival group Harold
Melvin's Blue Notes, and rhythm
and blues artist Jon B were fea-
tured throughout both days of
the event, with a gospel program
serving as opening entertainment
"The Blue Notes sang well and
had a stage show that. was just
excellent," Jah said.
SFCC, a co-sponsor for the
event, had several booths promot-
ing various educational outreach
plans, like earning a high school
diploma and Adult Education
Family Literacy programs.
"Santa Fe is excited to be a part
of the festival," said Karen Cole-
Smith, executive director of the
SFCC East Gainesville Initiative.
Jah arranged for some of the
artists to visit local schools and
Detention centers in the area,
with some of the artists planning
return visits, she said.
According to Jah, the festival
was successful on all counts.
"The familiar faces and return-
ing vendors are a sign things
went good," she said.
remains on loose
By IVETTE MENDEZ
A 24-year-old Gainesville man has a warrant out for his arrest for
attempted murder,/according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
Jason Trevon Wharton, of Majestic Oaks Apartments, 5800 SW
20th Ave., allegedly shot 19-year-old Peter Williams in the head
Thursday night, according to an ASO news release.
Williams does not live in the complex and did not know Wharton
before the shooting, ASO spokesman Jim Troiano said.
The incident allegedly stemmed from a disagreement-that began
when Williams made comments to a girl who was going upstairs in
the apartment complex, Troiano said.
Wharton waited for Williams to leave the complex before shooting
him in the parking lot, Troiano said.
Williams reportedly checked himself into a hospital after sustain-
ing minor injuries to the back of the head.
Police do not know if Wharton, a resident of Majestic Oaks
Apartments, stayed in Gainesville or if he left the area following the
'incident, Troiano said.
"We don't really know where he lives anymore," Troiano said.
Wharton has two other outstanding warrants for his arrest. The
first is for possession of a controlled substance, and the second is for
failing to appear on a possession of cocaine and marijuana charge,
according to an ASO news release.
The 5-foot-9-inch Wharton is a black male and was last seen
wearing blue jeans, a white shirt and blue Nike sneakers. He weighs
180 pounds and is considered armed and dangerous.
A reward of $1,000 has been offered for tips leading to-Williams'
arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at
New sex-predator tracker loads
* THE SYSTEM WILL ALLOW RESIDENTS
TO SEARCH UP TO FIVE MILES.
By BRENT STEINBERG
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gainesville residents are now able to search for
registered sex offenders and sexual predators living
within a five-mile radius of a home or school thanks
to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Attorney General Charlie Crist and FDLE
Commissioner Guy Tumnell announced the changes
in a press release May 17.
Under the. old system, Floridians were able to
search the FDLE sex offender database on the FDLE
Web site by zip code, county, city or name.
The new features allow Floridians to "zero in
on registered sex offenders and predators who live
nearby," according to the release.
"It's a fantastic Web site," said University Police
Department spokesman Lt. Joe Sharkey. "The -only
problem is no one uses it."
The Web site enhancements came just months af-
ter the highly publicized deaths of two Florida girls,
Jessica Lunsford and Sarah Lunde, who were fatali-
ties of sexual assaults in two unrelated crimes.
"With all the sexual assault crimes within the last
year, hopefully people will start using it," Sharkey
said, referencing the FDLE Web site.
From 1994 to 2003, statewide sex offenses were
down 4.9 percent in number and 22.7 percent in rate,
according to the Florida Statistical Analysis Center.
There were 252 forcible sex offenses reported- in
Alachua County in 2003.
However, ten times as many rapes are committed
than are reported, according to the Rape Awareness
Defense program brochure provided by the UPD.
"Sex offenders are not generally concentrated in
just one place," Sharkey said. "They're everywhere."
As of Monday morning, 310 registered sex of-
-fenders or predators'% ere. h' ing in.Machua County,
excluding those who were incarcerated in local jails,
according to the site. Of those, it reported 228 sex of-
fenders or predators living in Gainesville.
To be considered a sexual predator, the more
serious of the two classifications, a person must be
convicted of a first-degree felony sex crime, or two
second-degree felony sex crimes.
With more than 35,000 sexual offenders and
predators living in Florida, Sharkey said it is vitally
important that people are informed.
"I was shocked and disgusted to see
how many sex offenders live within a
one-mile radius of my apartment."
Valeria Lento, a third-year public relations student
and member of Campus National Organization for
Women, said she would search the database for sex
offenders before moving to a new home.
"I think the site definitely gives women the power
to be informed about threats that are present in their
conL'inL ith she said; "I was shocked and disgusted
to see how many sex offenders live within a one-mile
radius of my apartment." .
Jane Mitchell, a local mother, said she often fears
for her family's safety.
"The site is phenomenal," she said. "The fact that
it is customized to your neighborhood is an invalu-
Mitchell said she was going to be on the lookout
for the 33 sexual offenders and predators living
within five miles of her home.
"Information is a powerful resource," Mitchell
said. "The more you have, the better you can protect
For more information, visit the sex offender/
predator 'database neighborhood search Web site
4, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, MAY 24,2005
Automotive club competes in national racing week
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Constructing a car to race in the
world's largest collegiate engineer-
ing competition was no simple feat,
said Khalil Mthmed, president
of the UF Society of Automotive
The group designed and built
a car from the ground up, and de-
spite a wreck that left
Student them scrambling for
Life time earlier this year,
the automotive society
placed 53 out of 140 competing
schools in an international competi-
tion in Pontiac, Mich.
Mohmed, a 22-year-old senior,
and other club members spent al-
most a year building their entry for
this year's Formula SAE contest, an
annual event that judges custom-
built cars on cost, design and racing
"The past three months, I
don't think there's been a day
when I've spent less than eight
hours in the shop," Mohmed said.
Seventeen members of- UF's auto-
motive society traveled to Michigan
to compete, along with 139 other
schools, in the Pontiac Silverdome
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Khalil Mohmed races the UF entry during endurance events at the Formula SAE (Society of Automotive
Engineers) competition in Pontiac, Mich. last week.
last week. "Each year, we build a. car as racing, so you have to justify the
There, the Gainesville group from scratch for the competition," choices you made in building."
presented and raced their vehicle in Mohmed said. "But the cars are Three judges evaluated the car's
this year's competition. judged on design and costs as well design innovation and cost-effec-
.' '- .
this year's competition, judged on design and costs as well design innovation and cost-effec-
tiveness, after which the vehicle
was tested in four events to mea-
sure several automotive features,
like endurance and acceleration,
"Our members applied what
they learned in classes to real life,
and we built a car that goes from
zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds and ex-
ceeds speeds of 100 miles per hour,"
Although Mohmed said he
wasn't pleased with UF's final
standing in the event, a number of,
unforeseen hardships hindered this
year's construction process. ;
"We ended up 53 out of 140,
which I don't think is very good,
but we-faced a lot of challenges,"
Mohmed said. "Our car got
wrecked midway through the year,
so we had to completely start over."
Although many group members
returned to Florida after the conclu-
sion of the competition, a few re-
mained in Michigan to compete in
this week's Saginaw Valley Grand
Prix, Mohmed said.
"We want to win these events so
badly," he said. "Everybody has de-
voted a lot of time to this, and I basi-
cally haven't had time for anything
beyond working on the car just
ask my girlfriend."
Gainesville high school plays host4o MTV program
UF students take advantage
By DRU ORTEGA
Alligator Contributing Writer
Producers of an MTV program showcasing high-school
scandals documented the story of an Orange Park girl Sunday,
using East Gainesville's Loften High School as the backdrop
and UF students as extras.
MTV's "High School Stories: Scandals, Pranks and
Controversies" filmed the story of Kelli Davis, 18, a Fleming
Island High School student who became involved in a year-
book photo fiasco during her senior year.
"I wore a tuxedo in my senior picture," Davis said. "And the
principal, he was just like not going to allow it to be put in the
yearbook because I wasn't wearing a drape and I'm a girl."
Her story made the news when her neighbor wrote an article
for Folio Weekly, an opinion magazine in Jacksonville, she said.
"That's how it got started," Davis said. "That's when all the
news started coming in." -
Davis said the media coverage captured the attention of
MTV, which eventually contacted her to document her story.
"It's exciting," she said.
A crew of producers, production coordinators and camera
operators were brought to East Gainesville to tape the episode.
Production associate Ryan Willard said Loften High School'
was the closest school to Orange Park that would allow the
documentary to be taped in its hallways and classrooms.
E-mails were sent to various student organizations about
the show's taping, requesting volunteers to be extras.
UF junior AliGaffey was one of the extras on the set.
"I just thought it'd be fun to do," she said.. "And being a
telecommunications major, I thought it'd be fun to see a show
Members of the student-run UF theater group Florida
Players also took the chance to appear on television.
Lauren Lunsford, a recent UF graduate, drove from
Jacksonville to attend the taping.
"MTV is a big name,"'Lunsford said. "It's a good start."
Other UF students also jumped at the opportunity to appear
on MTV and meet with producers.
Sophomore -Laura Henry said she never really imagined
MTV would come to a small town like Gainesville.
"It's one of those rare occasions where you kind of just do it
because the opportunity is presented to you," she said.
Extras were asked to show up to the one-day shoot at 10
a.m. for the 10-hour taping.
"I wore a tuxedo in my senior picture, and the
. principal, he was just like not going to allow
it to be put in the yearbook because I wasn't
wearing a drape and I'm a girl.".
Fleming Island High School student
"It's a lot of waiting," Henry said. "But when they finally
use you, it's cool to be a part of it."
The taping gave hopefuls a chance to show off their acting.
"They ended up giving me a line to read," Henry said. "I
was really nervous because I was just expecting to be in the
MTV spokeswoman Jennifer DeGuzman said she expects
the episode to air sometime this fall.
UF contributes to soaring Peace Corps volunteer support
* THE NUMBER OF APPLI-
CANTS HAS RISEN.
By ERIN CHALFANT
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF has played a significant
role in the regional recruitment
of Peace Corps volunteers, as the
organization has seen its overall
"The University of Florida.
and University of Georgia are
the biggest recruiting spots in the
Southeast," said Michael Jenkins,
a regional recruiter at the Peace
Corps headquarters in Atlanta.
"They're neck-and-neck in ap-
plicants, but UF is usually No. 1,"
Heather Brown, a UF Peace
Corps recruiter, said 28 students
applied for the Peace Corps this
school year. She had no record of
previous years' numbers.
The Peace Corps, a federal
government agency started by
President John F. Kennedy in
. the '60s to promote peace and
has been enjoying substantial in-
creases in volunteer support over
the past few. years.
This year, an estimated 8,704
Peace Corps volunteers are serv-
ing in more than 70 countries
around the world.
According to the Peace
Corps' Congressional Budget
Justification, this year's increase is
estimated at more than 30 percent
The boost is partly attributed
to the new recruitment campaign
launched in September 2003, urg-
ing volunteers that "Life is calling.
How far will you go?"
Although 82 percent of Peace
Corps volunteers are in their 20s,
Jenkins said the surge in volun-
teer numbers is not only seen in
younger people; it's across the
While applicants must be at
least 18 years old and U.S. citi-
zens, there is no upper age limit.
One of the most recent brochures
proudly admits the Peace Corps
has accepted volunteers as old as
85, when in good health. -
The budget documented in-
creased volunteer support as part.
of a Peace Corps campaign to
double the current
Student number of volun-
ACtiVISm teers in the field
The budget stated that the
Peace Corps asked Congress for
a $62 million overall increase in
funding last. year and a $91 mil-
lion increase this year.
Inquiries also are up 9 percent
since budget increases in 2003, ac-
cording to the budget justification
The agency requires a low-
paid, 27-month commitment from
its volunteers. They are sent to the
most underdeveloped countries
in the world to try to make a dif-
ference through education, com-
munity development,, healthcare
and environmental services.
Jenkins, who volunteered in
South Africa from 1999 to 2001,
said he repeatedly asked himself,
"Am I going to be able to do this?"
Although it was challenging,
Jenkins said it turned out to be
one of the best experiences of his
Scott Bihorel, a UF linguistics
senior considering the Peace
Corps after graduation, said, "It's
a way to go to other countries, ex-
perience other cultures, to feel like
I'm doing something that matters
Sand helping people.'" ., ,.. .
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UF wins first SEC regular season title since '98
BASEBALL, from page 1
also highlighted by an impressive pitch-
ing performance by junior transfer Alan
Home (7-2). Connor Falkenbach earned
his seventh save of the year by recording
the final two outs.
After hitting the grand slam, LaPorta
was slow to run towards first base, a
move that got the following batter hit
with a pitch.
"I was just watching it, enjoying
the moment," LaPorta said. "[Brian
Jeroloman] stood in and took the pitch
like a man."
LaPorta tied the UF single-season
home run. record with his 23rd home
run of the season in the 13th inning on
Saturday to give the Gators a 2-1 win.
"I wasn't thinking about the record,"
LaPorta said. "I thought the [left fielder]
was going to catch it. It stayed up just
long enough to get over the wall."
Senior pitcher Mike Pete said the
team wanted to enjoy their accomplish-
ments, since it was the first time UF has
won since 1998.
"It was something I've been dream-
ing about my entire life," Pete said.
"Me, [Jeff Corsaletti], Tommy [Boss] and
Connor were so close to it in the past."
"It really hasn't sunk in for me yet,"
Pete said. "The Gators are SEC champi-
ons, I can't believe it."
When the team rushed the field,
LaPorta said he wasn't sure how to
"Everyone just ran to the same
spot and threw their gloves in the air,"
LaPorta said. "I've never been a part of
anything like this. I got in there, then I
got out. I was never in a pile like that
The Gators arrived in Birmingham,
Ala. last night in preparation for the SEC
tournament. They. will face Arkansas'
(37-18, 13-17 SEC) Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Tim Casey/Alligator Staff
Matt LaPorta tied the UF single-season record of 23 home runs with a solo
shot in the 13th inning on Saturday.
McMahon has not decided which
pitcher will start the game yet.
"Alan Home will probably get the
nod on the second day; he. feels great,"
McMahon said. "Our dilemma is who
we will start in the opening game
against Arkansas. We're going to have to
go with one of our young guys. One of
the strengths of the club is that if we can
get to the fifth inning and sixth inning
we can mix and match with our relief
College will expand planetarium's size and role
SFCC, from page 1
The planetarium will extend
night-sky observations and plane-
tary motions to other SFCC colleges,
provide training programs for teach-
ers, schedule activities for public
school education from kindergarten
through grade 12 and provide plane-
tarium theater shows for the general
public, she said.
According to Alligood, SFCC is
the only place in Gainesville with a
planetarium, which is a building in
"It was like a family reunion
for them (Pla and Howard).
Some of them came from as
fAr away as South America."
SFCC associate vice president for
which a- representation of the night
sky is projected on a domed ceiling.
The University of Florida has a
teaching observatory, which houses
telescopes and other instruments for
Pla, a UF graduate, said when
he was eight years old, he went to a
planetarium in Miami, and it piqued
his interest in science.
He said he hopes the Kika Silva
Pla Planetarium will provide chil-
dren in the community with the same
Pla, his mother, wife and two
daughters have all attended SFCC,
and according to Pla, after, hearing
about the planetarium, his son wants
to follow the family tradition.
"My 12-year-old son said, 'I want
to go here too, Dad.'"
Fruit's sales rise
ORANGES, from page 1
"It's a great honor," said-Florida Department
of Citrus spokesman Andrew Meadows. "We
didn't lobby for it. It was great that it was the
idea of these kids. Their genuine effort influ-
enced the governor."
Meadows said his department sent 100
pounds of oranges to the fourth graders, who
attended the signing with their teacher.
Meadows said the move could help the citrus
"It just enhances the visibility of the orange,
which is good marketing for us," he said.
Meadows said that during the latest four-
week evaluation period ending
State April 19,-orange sales are up 2.5
News percent from the same period last
"It's been quite a long time since that has
happened," Meadows said.."The good news is
people are drinking more juice." -
Meadows said this is probably due: to the
decrease in popularity of low-carbohydrate
dieting and the maturity of the health and well-
ness campaign that the citrus industry started in
In the 2004-05 growing season, which is
about to conclude, 30 percent of Florida's orange
crop was destroyed, along with 68 percent of its
grapefruit crop, when four hurricanes battered
"There is still some long-term impact,"
Meadows said: "In '03-'04, we had. a really big
crop. I would venture to say that the upcoming
crop will not be as big."
However, he added that he does not expect
the upcoming growing year's crop to be as
small as the previous season despite com-
parable predictions of hurricane activity this
"We are bouncing back," he said. "Overall,
there is a sense that there is a recovery happen-
Meadows added that it is essential for mem-
bers of the state's agricultural community to
keep a sunny attitude.
"It goes with the territory," he said. "If
you're not optimistic, you probably shouldn't
be. in agriculture. The unknowns are extremely
Tropicana purchases one out of every three
oranges grown in Florida and Pete Brace, di-
rector of public relations, said his company
approves Bush making the fruit a Florida em-
"We applaud the efforts of [the students] and
all those within the Florida state government,"
Brace, said that despite the dearth of oranges
last season, Tropicana will continue coming to
Florida for its citrus needs.
"We're committed to buying Florida oranges
in the future," he said.
6, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005
Coke is it
Pepsi doesn't add life to
the Alligator newsroom
Get ready for the exodus.
Nary a single vending machine on campus is ex-
pected to offer Coke products by the end of the summer
thanks to UF's newly signed,'lucrative contract with Pepsi.
Widely believed to be worth more than $25 million to UF
over the 10 years of the agreement, the announcement ends four
decades on campus when Coke was it.
But what could possibly go better with a 15-min-
ute walk across campus in 88-degree heat than Coke?
No doubt this will drive up revenues for gas stations and super-
markets around Gainesville, as thousands amble elsewhere for
the red-labeled pause that refreshes.
It's going to be hard for us to have a smile with our Pepsi.
This actually has been measured scientifically, in case you don't
believe us: Recently performed brain-chemistry studies showed
that the Coke brand affected the brain differently, and more
positively, than the Pepsi band.
We concede that there are a fair number of local students
who feel Pepsi really does have more bounce to the ounce. We
salute their honesty as well as their enormous luck.
And yet, the deal leaves a bitter taste in our mouths and
we're not talking about Pepsi's too-sweet recipe.
If students had a say in the process that led to UF choosing
Pepstas "the one," we haven't seen any evidence of it.
Unlike the campus alcohol debate, which has raged on into
committee after committee after subcommittee for months, this
decision was made quietly, almost surreptitiously.
UF administrators have an obligation to handle a decision as
important as what tinted sugar water students will drink for the
next 10 years with a liberal dose of pomp and circumstance.
If these open forums had in fact existed, and were adver-
tised to the public, we would have reported on them the way
we always do.
Which is exactly why we feel the switch was made-in the
dark: In order to follow the larger pile of cash, UF bypassed due
We also would have liked to see a fair commitment by who-
ever won the UF cola wars to market their "healthier" bever-
ages meaning soft drinks containing less than ten teaspoons
of sugar per can in an encouraging way on campus.
Or at least agree to add more non-caffeinated options to the
menu, because we don't see many right now, not that our debili-
tating addictions to such substances would let us say anything
But beyond who gets to rot our teeth for the next decade,
inquiring minds want-to know what the million-dollar dis-
crepancy in the contracts is going to fund. Will student groups
get more discretionary spending for speakers and events? Is
UF President Bernie Machen finally going to round out his
serving set with some snazzy flatware? Or perhaps Student
Government can write its comrades in Florida Blue Key another
We sure don't know.
The only known Alligator staffer who prefers Pepsi over the
canned confection of our hearts was forced to drink it while
employed by the corporation as a supply-truck driver or he
would be fired. Company policy.
Hey, we've done worse things for less money
In fact, pretty much the only advantage Pepsi could bring
to campus is Gatorade, which it owns. But wait, UF has that
Coke may not be the real thing on campus anymore, but,
neither do we feel Pepsi is the choice of our generation.
Kangaroo, here we come.
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'Sith' redefining the concept of 'nerds'
long time ago, in a high school far, far away...
\ One's character and popularity were deter-
Lied by a map of the school lunch tables.
The tables, labeled accordingly with the cliches of
every teen movie known to man, would have read jocks,
preps, drama nerds, metalheads, band geeks, stoners and
today's subject, nerds.
Ah yes, the fashionably-challenged individuals who
always knew the most about computers, played video
games; read comic books and obsessed over "Star Wars."
Although I hate to use stereotypes, this was what we
knew to be the typical "nerd." Today, this definition, has
As I waited for the famous yellow-text signifying the
start of "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," I
looked around the audience thinking about today's image
of a nerd.
To my left was an attractive college couple on their
weekly movie date. To my right, and thankfully not in
front of me, was an elderly woman heightened by her
AquaNet hairdo. Behind me was the typical all-American
family, barely able to control the kids from repeatedly
playing soccer with the back of my seat. "Star Wars," a
bastion of nerd pop culture, has offi.:iall', inflltr.tcd the
As I continued to ponder, I realized there was more to
my "Star Wars" epiphany than meets the eye. Nerd cul-
ture is everywhere!
In the past, playing video games after middle school
was social suicide, but this is no longer the case. You can-
not even watch MTV, the epitome of mainstream televi-
sion, without seeing famous people tout their Xbox-or
PlayStation 2 as essential to a home theater system or their
Aaron Blye Escalade on dubs.
Speaking Out Technological savvy is no longer
exclusive to nerds. The streets are
crowded with people whose ears are.
plugged by the headphones of an iPod. Recently, I found
out my grandfather caught my grandmother e-mailihg
and playing solitaire on-the computer at 3 a.m:! You go,
SAn examination of other recent box-office blockbusters
further alludes to the proliferation of nerd culture. Stories
about wizards arid elves used to be afar cry from what the
majority of people considered "cool," but look at the suc-
cess of "Lord of the Rings." Also, comic book-influenced
movies such as "Spider-Man," which -raked in more than
$403 million, have achieved enormous mainstream suc-
Even the use of the word "nerd" seems to have
changed. Instead of being defined by the previously men-
tioned characteristics, nerd merely includes them in a far
more encapsulating definition. Today's nerd is someone
unafraid to "drop it like it's hot" as sober as a Catholic
schoolgirl, as long as it brings him joy. Nerd has become a
synonym for uninhibited.
The nerds of yore were never too self-conscious to read
a comic book, play video games on a Saturday night or
dress up as a Jedi knight. Enjoyment, not appearance, took
precedence. So if it makes you happy to read a comic book
before class starts, admit you are a "Star Wars" geek to
your frat buddies or simply dance like an idiot for some
laughs, then go ahead and do it.
Now let's all go have a lightsaber duel in Turlington
Plaza -who's coming with me?
Aaron Blye is a political science senior.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
drink would yoi
campus this fa
on: Which soft Monday's question: Did you see
u like to see on the final "Star Wars" film during
II, Coke or Pepsi? its opening weekend?
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Letters to the Editor
Pepsi takeover leaves bitter taste
Editor The divide between the UF adminis-
tration and the UF Student Body is nowhere
better defined than in high-end and lucrative
As a former member of the Reitz Union
Board of Managers, I remember raising the is-
sue that as students, it was unfair for us to not
even have the right to put a single member on
the committee handling this matter.
At no time was there ever any sort of stu-
dent survey conducted as to whether students
preferred the change or if they preferred the
[slight] incentive .Pepsi was offering in ex-
change for exclusive pouring rights.
An interesting irony is that even in our
own "student-run" newspaper, not a single
student is cited in this article; but I guess that
wouldn't be much of an irony since our job
isn't to opine, it's to consume whatever it is
we're served by the "adults."
Look, I'm not saying we should go out and
riot or plan hunger strikes; Pepsi is a great
product and has a vast arsenal of empty-calo-
rie, corporate-corn-syrup-based beverages just
like Coca-Cola, but I do find it very uncom-
fortable that if students buy these beverages
at the Reitz, the Set, the Swamp or even on
their way home that we don't have so much
as a single vote on the committees) that make
Even a setup like the Vatican to the U.N.,
- where it has a seat, can speak, but can't
vote even that would at least be a step in
the right direction for the 50,000 apparently
censored voices of UF.
Former student senator
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Beer not more prevalent in Germany
Editor: It was with bemusement that.I read the
"Speaking Out" piece by Matt Sanchez.
He could use a few fact-checking tips.
Having lived and worked in Germany for
more than 15 years, I can tell you that if is not
"normal" to encounter beer-sipping shoppers
You will see them occasionally, but they
belong to the same societal fringe as our own
public drunks. You will see almost as many
drunks at the comer of Northwest 18th Street
and University Avenue as you will outside
a German soccer stadium on any particular
Saturday in autumn.
Berlin and many other densely populated
areas of Germany'do have large ma.--tt jnsit
systems that make it easier for late-night revel-
ers to get home safely.
The systems are similar to those found in
Atlanta, Boston, New York or San Francisco.
A strong incentive for using public transpor-
tation or taxis is the zero-tolerance the police
and courts have for driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol.
Finally, Heineken is a Dutch beer and
not highly regarded among connoisseurs of
German beer. You're more likely to find trendy
Germans drinking Corona.
Filibustering must go on in Congress
Editor: The use of the filibuster has protected
the rights of both parties in the Senate for over
200 years. It has ensured that every voice in
America is heard yet could today be deemed
unconstitutional, despite the majority of
Americans who feel it should continue to keep
an important check in place.
The Democrats who have approved all
but 2 percent of Bush's nominees have used
this tool correctly, only filibustering nominees
based on their extreme viewpoints, not based
on their lack of qualifications. Republicans
continue to reiterate the need for a standing
vote on nominees, yet they fail to mention
how they blocked the right to a vote for over
60 of Clinton's nominees during his tenure.
No matter who is currently in the majority,
the Senate should represent all Americans,
and its citizens wish to keep their right to be
heard. The majority party must show restraint,
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005 N ALLIGATOR, 7
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spread Democracy around the world let us not
become the image of hypocrisy as we fail to
honor the ideals of the institution itself..
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Restaurant review missed the mark
Editor: This is regarding the restaurant review
of Home on the Range. I am a regular at the
diner, which has been open for over 10 years.
The food is always great, as evidenced by
their loyal customers, some of whom eat there
every day. I see people of all ages and walks
of life there enjoying the cozy and friendly
As for the open kitchen, the reviewer must
have missed some larger, newer and fancier
restaurants in town that boast about theirs.
The diner has reasonably priced and genera
ously portioned items on the menu.
Home on the Range is not geared to
Southwestern food or only vegetarian food.
They have wonderful homemade muffins
and sweets and their'side salad includes five
vegetables. I also had the roasted veggie tart
last week, not for the first time, and found it
wonderful, with a great crust.
Barbara C. Nixon
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Event brings female bonding
By MELISSA GARCIA
Alligator Contributing Writer
Mothers and daughters ignored their busy sched-
ules to spend quality time together at the Mother and
Daughter Day of Beauty held Saturday at the Thelma
Boltin Activity Center.
Organized by the City of Gainesville Recreation and
Parks Department, the event hostedsessions on relaxation
and makeup, massage therapy and a fashion show.
"The focus of the program is not so much on beauty,"
said Recreation Supervisor Karen Cayson, "but on moth-
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and talking to each other."
The staff plans to hold the event annually after receiv-
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. Seventy-five mothers and daughters signed up for the
day at $20 per couple and $5 per extra daughter, she said.
All of the money raised by the event will go back into
the program to fund other events, Cayson said.
Both volunteers and sponsors were present to help
make the day fun and carefree.
Richard Green, a licensed massage therapist, literally
lent his hands to the event.
"There aren't a lot of family-building events anymore,"
Green said, "and since this is a spa event, I thought it would
be a good chance to support moms and what they do."
His massage chair was never empty, as both mothers
and daughters waited in line to receive back rubs and
Green's tips on stretching and relaxation.
Hilda Salisbury, mother of four, grandmother of nine
and great-grandmother of five, was one of the first partici-
pants to sign up for a massage.
Salisbury invited her daughter-in-law to the event for
some stress-free quality time together, she said.
"We usually only find things to do with the whole
family, so we are going to try to do things like this more
often," she said.
"The focus of the program is not so much
on beauty, but on mothers and daughters
being together, spending time together and
talking to each other."
Door prizes were the highlight of the night for children
eager to go home with free T-shirts and beauty products.
Elizabeth Jones' 9-year-old daughter Kendal wanted to
* enter every contest and, hopefully, win a prize.
Jones said her husband and son enjoyed the city's
father and son sports day, and since her daughter was
excited about beauty day, she wanted to come to this one.
Participants were split into groups and rotated through
stations. The staff helped one group with relaxation tech-
niques, and others learned how to apply makeup or do
special stretches for stress relief in the home and office.
The day ended in a fashion show featuring mothers,
daughters and children from the city after-school program.
Recreation Supervisor Cayson said she wanted to give
mothers and daughters a way to talk and have fun outside
the normal course of the day.
"Beauty was just a way to get them here," she said.
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Prairie sparks book series
By CHRISTINE CUSATIS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Unusual things are happening at Payne's Prairie
Preserve State Park, and murder, scandal and im-
pending environmental doom are just a few of
Or at least this is the case in "Murder on the
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"I chose to write an eco-mystery because of my
appreciation of the nation's fragile natural beauty,"
Abrams said. "I chose the mystery genre because
people love the entertainment."
The story, in which protagonist Lorelei Crane
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"Shortly after I moved to Gainesville, there was
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sparked my interest."
Abrams said she- hoped to create awareness of
the richness and diversity of the preserve. Working
with environmentalist Marjorie Carr through the
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environmental organization, also gave Abrams an
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"So many people in Gainesville don't have an
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of it as a dull and boring place, but when you look
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Around Abrams said she will donate
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"Art mirrors reality, and reality mirrors art,"
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Anne Boches, who attended the signing, said the
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Avail'fall, Wood floors,
W/D, D/W, huge porch.
Pet ok, Walk to UF
Open Weekends 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
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Studios & 1/1s from $469 Across from UF*
We Pay Most Utilities-
all util.incl. in studios, Pets OK,
Res get FREE Parking...guaranteed*
You can't-live any closer!
-A HOME FOR FALLI-
* HUGE floorplans
0 1,2 &3 BRs- $530-735!
* Sparkling pools & more!
* Bike to UF Pets ok!
* Open wkends 335-7275
*LUXURY 3/3 DOWNTOWN*
Hurry while they last
Only 3 left! W/D, pets OK
KENSINGTON N 2/2.5
- W/D, pool, gym, ethernet *SUN BAY APTSO
15 min bus $910 561-251-5425 5-26-2-1 *Some furnished avail*
SOWalk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $460/mo*02-1 $520/mo
u www.sunisland.info 0**376-6720
11 unfurnish ed 8-15-25-2
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF SREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1 BR apt. $325/mo.
01 BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 8-15-25-2
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $375 $450, inci water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066. 8-15-25-2
.**HUGE Luxury w/Garage**
2/2 Flats & 3/3 THs
from $ '*, "?' eir per ,.n
FREEAlamr, WVD',GiTE ENTF.',
FREE Tanning"2-nmr i-yr-PC Labt
FREE Cable 372-0400
***Beautiful and New***
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866)
*- ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
TRIPLE YOUR SAVINGS!
HUGE Townhouse only $1025
Fall Specials on Now! 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
*Location, Location, Location*
1BR $549, near Butler Plaza,-
but park FREE @ UF.
Alarms, some utils, walk-in closet, pets OK!
Studios and 1BRS from $489
Walk to UF, Free Parking
Pets ok. Laundry on site.
Open weekends 371-0769
A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!
* Stree free living! Great rates!
* 1 BR from $460 2BR from $530
* Beautiful pools/courtyards
* Walk/bike to UF Pets ok
* Open Weekends! 372-7555
SEPARATE FROM THE COMMON PLACE
Luxury 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA
W/D incl. *FREE Cable*Alarm*
24hr. Gym* FREE Tan* Close to UF
Museum Walk 379-9255
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Oul House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.'
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 8-15-25-2
GET $$$ OFF RENT 3&4 BIR
Amazing SPECIALS for fall!!!
FREE UF Parking!
Tennis, b-ball, pool, luv pets!
Open wknds, Call 376-4002
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 8-15-25-2
WE LOVE BIG DOGS!!!!!--
1/1 Flats, 2/2.5 & 4/2.5 TH w/W/D. No
pet restrictions Pool, Gym, Bball, Tennis,
Raquetball. Park at UF. Indiv. Lease avail.
352-332-7401 8-15-25-2 -
WE'VE Got BIG ONES
1/1s 2/2s 3/3s! Near UF
FREE Tanning*HUGE GYM
Up to $360 in Rebates. 377-2777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D, Elevator Access
Free Parking. One of a kind!
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease
Sun Island Properties
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WALK TO UF
Studios to 2BR's from $489
Pets ok, laundry on site
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-777-7
TUESDAY, MAY 24,2005 N ALLIGATOR, 11
I For Rent
Enormous 3BR TH w/Den!!!
1662 sq ft. 2.5 BA Pool*Gym*Bball*Tennis*
Raquetball. Park at UF!! $965. W/D included.
Indiv.. Lease avail. 352-332-7401. 8-15-25-2
*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
BIGGER IS BETTER!
1,2,3&4BR FOR FALL
FREE UF Parking! Tennis,
b-ball, pool, d/w, amazing
specials! call 376-4002
STOP! No need to look further!
2BR/1.5BA townhome $699 includes W/D!
Park FREE @ UF, alarm, pets OK
1st MONTH FREE!
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
HUGE 2/2 FOR FALL!
FREE UF parking & bus rt to UF
tennis, b-ball, monitored alarm
spacious! pets ok! SPECIALS!
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H, covered patio, DW, verticals,
W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$505 377-1633 6-16-91-2
***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 8-15-25-2
Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
1 BR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF& 1-75, 332-5070.
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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 8-15-25-2
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 8-15-25-2
4BR/2BA House $950
3BR/2BA Haile $1100
1 BR/1 BA Apt $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 8-15-25-2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.'
$450, $475, $520, $695, $735
Mitchell Realty '374-8579 x 1 8-15-25-2
1/2 PRICE APTSl Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $650/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 0 376-2507
U For Rent
WANT THINGS FREE?
FREE CABLE*FREE INTERNET
RENT REBATE FOR FALL
HUGE THREE BEDROOM!
CALL TODAY 372-8100
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2BR/1 BA House $695/mo
3BR/2BA Townhouse $975/mo
2BR/2.5BA Near UF $700/mo%-
Over 30+ Private Homes Availabje!
Call Today: 371-2118
Champagne Living for a Beer Budget!
3/3 for $385/bdrm or 4/4 for $370/bdrm
includes cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME
Water& Sewer, W/D, Gym,.Tanning
Now & Fall The Landings 336-3838.
Affordable, Quiet living
I HUGE 1& 2BR* Pool
Skylights 1.5 miles to UF
Furn Avail 377-7401*
Living it up!! Luxury stylel!
1 BR, Private patios
Walking distance to UF,
next to Sorority Row, Alarm,
Pets OK, W/D, HUGE bdrs &
walk-in closets. "Walk to UF"
DEAL OF A LIFETIME!!I
3BR/3BA ONLY $365/PERSON
FREE cable w/HBO/SHOWTIME, Alarm
-Gated* 24 hr gym* FREE Tanning* Close to
UF Leasing for NOW and FALL* 377-2777
Avail for Current and Fall
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Ind lease, Furn & Util Avail
Great Specials*377-7401 8-15-25-2
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*FALL* Blks from UF 0 Houses 0
Duplexes Apts (Managed by owner) See
www.Dalyproperties.com for listings or call
Carol at 377-3852. 6-30-14-2
TOP QUALITY GREAT LOCATIONS
Upscale I & 2 BR apts. 1 block to campus on
north & east sides. Year leases avail. Begin
summer or fall. No, pets. K&M Properties
TIRED OF ROOMMATES?|l
Huge 1/1 w/ D/W, patio/balcony
Tennis, bball, alarm, luv pets!
SPECIALSI leasing now & fall
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
INDIVIDUAL LEASES AVAILABLE
Convenient UF access
$325 to $575
Action Real Estate Services
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*
*Sign today & receive $300 rent rebate*
Three,4BR HOUSES & 1&2BRAPTS.
Spacious, efficient homes biking dis-
tance to campus. Remodeled, Ig fenced
yards. Lots of extras. Available now &
fall. Call for details. $475-1225/mo. 352-
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Available Summer & Fall
Studios & 1 BRs $350 to.$750
2BRs & 3BRs $425 to $850
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.
Adorable 2BR/1.5BA cottage on bus line.
W/D hkups. No dogs. 2943 NW 6th St. $640/
mo. 215-7199 5-26-20-2
Histo t house, hd wd firs, Ig front porch, lots
of charm. Studio & 1 BR avail. 306 NE 6th St.
$400-500/mo. Call 379-4952 8-15-25-2
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 10-5, Sun 1-5
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 10-5, Sun 1-5
700 SW 62nd Blvd 371-8009
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,
$775/mo. 352-246-5958 5-26-17-2
1BR *w/pvt." Gated courtyard. Small quiet
complex located at 3320 SW23rd St. Starting
@ $395/mo. Pets arranged. Call 377-2150.
Please leave a message. 6-9-21-2
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THE LEASING CONNECTION
1608 NW 1stAvenue
Located right behind The Florida Book Store
Plenty of FREE PARKING
FREE Apartment and Housing
Call 352-376-4493 or visit
5 MIN TO UF
Luxurious 2BR/2.5BA, secluded location.
Off SW 34th St, on bus route. Brighton
Park townhouse. W/D, DW, alarm, pool.
Avail Aug. N/S. $825/mo 214-3820 6-30-
Great Homes, Close to UF.
3311 NW 30th Ave $1050/month
1614 NW 21 st Ave $1000/month
Drive by and call 495-9085
Email: SBR@Jacksonllc.com 7-21-30-2
SPACIOUS STUDIO! Biking dist to Shands
& Vet school, washer/dryer, $450/rent
3811 SW 20th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
DUCK POND APTSI Cute 1BR & studio
apts, wood floors, water & pest control incl.
$450-510/rent, 414 NE 5th Ave.
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc 372-9525
Apts and Townhouses
621 NW 10th St Gainesville
a WALK TO UF
BRAND NEW LEASING FOR FALL
I- For Rent
HUGE & Affordable
1,2, & 3BRs
FREE Alarm FREE W/D Screen porch
FREE Tanning 24hr Gym Pool
Gated Entry PC Lab Pet Friendly
ONLY 1.7 miles to UF 372-0400
-CONDO BELLAMY FORGE 3BR/2.5BA
w/garage. Very large, all new. Pool, tennis
& racquet ball. Good location. On bus rt.
$890/mo. Available fall. Call 352-372-4768
**0.8 miles to UF. Historic 2BR apt/house
near downtown. Wood floors, W/D. $630-
$650/mo. 214-9270 8-4-29-2
3BR/1BA HOUSE central heat &A/C, kitchen
& bath tile floors,-WD hookup @ 2036 NW
31 Place. $650/mo. Call 352-371-3636 6-
**Apply Now No Application Fee-**
4 biks to UF Gatorside Apts. 1600 NW 4th
Ave 2BR/1BA $550 or 1BR/1BA $350 or
- 12 biks to UF Center Pointe Apts 1 BR/1 BA
1220 NW 12 St. $350. 371-3636 6-30-14-2
Historic Apartments. Ceiling fans, hardwood
floors, high ceilings, some w/fireplaces, SE
Historic District. 1, 2 & 3 BR w/water, sewer
$475/mo. 1st, last, security. No dogs please.
Live the downtown life *
Studios, 1/1s, 2/2s
W/D & T/Hsavb. Pets OK
$0 DD special ask for details
From $525 338-0002
CASABLANCA WEST! Spacious 2BR
2.5BA Townhouse, w/d hkups, ceramic tile,
porch, Pool, $750/rent,
2735 SW 35th PI #1604
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
6 MONTH LEASE! 2BR 1.5BA
duplex, walk to UF, CH/AC, $495/rent,,
avail July, 807 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
SPACIOUS 4BR 2BAI Great house w/
Living &.family rooms, fireplace, parquet
Floors, washer/dryer, $1200/rent
1525 NE 6th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
3 BR. Quiet house. Close to UF. Fenced &
shady backyard. In quiet NE neighborhood.
334 NE 12th St. $600/mo. 376-6183 5-26-8-2
Lease before you leave!
Huge 2bdrms, flexible leases, on bus
route, water & sewer included, pets ok.
1902 SW 42nd Way
3BR COTTAGE in DUCKPOND. New tile,
W/D, great yard in classic neighborhood. 740
NE 11th Ave. $795/mo 215-7199 5-26-7-2
HUGE 4BR/2BA NEAR UF. Exceptionally
nice. Cent AC/H, W/D, DW, ice-maker,
garage, fenced yard, no dogs. Avail Aug
16 -1 yr. $1590/mo. Call 665-8166 Iv mssg.
3962 W. University Ave. Close to campus.
4/2. separate living/dining/family room, fire-
place. All appliances, cent H&AC. W/D, hot-
tub, avail Aug. $1400 333-9874 5-26-6-2
18 NW 36th St. Close to campus, 4/3 w/in-
law suite, cent H/AC, W/D, carport. Avail Aug
$1350/mo 333-9874 5-26-6-2
590 NW 54th Terr 3/2 all appliances, cent
H/AC, screened back porch, W/D, carport.
Avail Aug. $1150/mo 333-9874 5-26-6-2
1 BLOCK TO UF
0 STUDIO APT $400 0* /2. HOME 3416
NW 7th Ave $975/mo 1BR APT $450/mo.
Call Michael 376-2433 5-31-7-2
4BR/4BA available now. University Terrace.
W/D, pool, convenient bus stop, pvt wood-
land view, 3 mi from campus. $335/room
util not incl. Call John 786-436-1657 or
Jonathon 954-309-3004 7-28-22-2
|I For Rent- F.or Rent 1 | For Rent
unfurnished '- ,. .unfurnished. J-I unfurnished
Country House 2-story 3BR/2BA zoned
commercial, ideal for home & office., SW
Williston Rd. $850. Also 2BR/1.5BA town-
house, large patio $495. 494-7230. Dave
215-1728 Kathy 6-16-12-2
Convenient to UF, Shands & VA. 1200 sq
ft. 3BR/2BA house, fenced backyard, W/D.
Pets negotiable. $900/mo. Call 262-9131
2BR/1BA available in 4/3 house. Lg recently
remodeled. Bathroom. Pool. W/D, tile, carpet
new. Common areas furnished. Sat TV/DSL.
Avail now 954-340-5524. 5-31-7-2
3BR/2BA TRIPLEX Available for August
2 blocks from campus. Walk to class.
Plenty of parking. $1300/mo
Call 376-1111 8-15-25-2
* SORORITY ROW AREA *
Brand new rooms/private baths
Utilities, Cable, DSL, W/D
Action Real Estate Services
Adorable, quiet, clean, safe, green space
near UF & downtown, bus line, no dogs, 2BR
$550 -1826 NW 10th ST; 1BR $425 1825B
NW 10th St. 352-376-0080 6-16-12-2
Fall rentals, walk to campus 2br/lba
$500, sign lease now and move in August.
Edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 1731
NW 6th St. 8-15-25-2
Now leasing for fall 3 blocks from campus
4BR/2BA apt. $265/rm + utils 1740 NW 3rd
P1 231-3002 6-1-8-2
4BR/2BA house $1100/mo 203 NW 28th St.
2BR/1 BA apt $600/mo 615 $W 11th Ln, 231-
Avail Aug 1st. Leasing now. Bike to UF,
golf, law school. Nice 3BR/2BA home. Den,
fireplace, W/D, fenced yard. $1200/mo 352-
225-4627 6-9-10-2 ,
University Terrace Gainesville
University Terrace West
4/4 Inidividual Leases
Furnished Living Area
W/D, Pool $375/mo.,
Union Properties 373-7578
Village West Apartments
800 NW 18th Ave
1 BR/1 BA $460-$520/mo.
Ask about UF Parking Decal
Union Properties 373-7578
.636 NW 26th Ave
%Starting at $535/mo
Ask about UF Parking Decal
Union Properties 373-7578 .
SUPER CUTEI 1BR 1BAduplex
Downtown, screen porch, lawn svc,
$550/rent, 417 SW 2nd Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
FREE RENT! 1 month free @ this 2BR
1.5BA, W/d' hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher,
$475/rerit 5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
SOUTHWOOD 2BR 1.5BA
Townhouse, w/d hookups, liv/dining
Combo, end unit, $575/rent
3925-D SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonReal Estate.com 5-26-6-2
BIKE TO UFI Great 3BR
2BA house, w/d hookups, parquet floors,
carport, screen porch,
600 NW 36th Drive $900/rent
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
AFFORDABLE 3BR 2BA house,
Carport, w/d hookups, CH/AC,
$800/rent, 1410 NW 55th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
GREAT 4 BR HOUSE 2 master
BRS, fireplace, lawn svc, w/d hookups,
$1200/rent, 917 NW 40th Drive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
INDIVIDUAL LEASES 4BR
4BA apt, new flooring before move-in,
furnished rooms, $425/room
4000 SW 23rd. Street #6-305
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Near Law School 3-1, 1-1 $1500/mo (1st, L,
S) Pref Grad std. No Pets, W/D hookup, dish,
wd firs, cent A/C, gas heat, trees. Call Tom
after 8pm or wkd 954-529-4031 5-24-5-2
1 BR studio apt in NW on bus line $340/mo
inci water 2943A NW 6th St. 215-7199 5-
PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee, 2BR
. townhomes, duplexes, privacy fenced.
Modern appliances, ceiling fans, SW. Private
owner, please leave a detailed message.
$450/mo 331-2099 6-2-8-2
***BRAND NEW 2/2 APTS***
incl W/D, alarm sys, skylight, contemporary
cabinetry, front porch, great bus rte. Pets ok.
$740. Call 317-8150 for details & showing
Bike to UF. 2BR/1.5BA, W/D, DW, cent.
H/AC, fenced backyard. 3204 SW 24th Terr.
Front part of Phoenix. $480/mo $450/sec.
Call Karen 317-4006 Owner/Agent 5-24-5-2
PINE RUSH APARTMENTS
FIRST MONTH FREE
One Bedroom Apartment Homes
Starting at $429
$150 deposit/$35 app fee
Please call 352-375-1519
2BR/1.5BA townhome, W/D, DW, new appli- -
ances, on bus route, NS, no pets. $675/mo.
Available August. Call 352-335-0455 5-26-
Cute brick newly remodeled throughout 3BR/
2BA house 1 mile from campus. Duckpond
area. W/D hk up, large kitchen. No pets.
$1175/mo. Can e-mail pics. Call 813-382-
Downtown Historic Home, 2BR/2BA
Large Rooms, large-porch, wood floors, fire-
place, fenced yard, alarm system. 0.8 miles
to UF. $750/mo. 109 SE 4th PI. 219-3850
SUMMER OR YEAR LEASE
2 Bed 2 Bath 1200 sq ft Brandywine apts.
First floor end unit. $600/mo 328-8473
Available from Commercial News Providers"
a 0 6 %
3 BED HOUSE $850/mo. Central heat &
air. Great deal Wooden floors & WID
hook-up. Behind Leo 706. 870-0904, 318-
1 & 2 BED COTTAGES & APTS. $425/mo.
Historical downtown! W/D hook-ups,
porches, great size Cutel Must seel
Photos @ Www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 6-9-10-2
3BR/1BA HOUSE Fenced yard, out-building
w/electric, 2 miles from UF. $850/mo. Lease
option available. Call Ray 256-3528 6-7-8-2
3BR/2BA HOUSE. Fenced backyard, -1900
sq ft. Close to campus. Hardwood floors, W/
D hook-ups, Avail June 15th $1250/mo. Call
1 bedroom apartment in small quiet complex,
near University. $400 a month. Call 352-332-
3BR/2BA newer home, new tile/carpet, large
fenced yard, front & back porches, W/D hook-
up, bike to UF/Shands. Now avail. $750/mo.
421 SW 5th St. Call 332-0841 5-26-5-2
JULY RENT FREE 1BR/1BA walk to
Shands. $460/mo Avail mid-June, year
lease. Pool, W/D facility, quiet, elec extra
HISTORIC CRACKER HOUSE
4BR/4BA fully renovated. Close to UF &
downtown. Cent AC/H, hardwood floors,
deck, fenced yard. $1400/mo Call 373-5295
2 & 3BR homes for Aug in quiet areas. Cute,
clean, cent H/AC, wd firs, fenced yards, bike
to UF. Pet considered $650 & $900.336-6116
Your Perfect Apt Next to UF!
Move-in Now or Aug! Studios, 1,2&3BR
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Large 3BR only $285/person
FREE UF parking, alarms, pets adored.
Same-day sign specials! 373-1111
3BR/2BA HOUSE. Wood floors, cent A/C,
W/D, large yard, 521 NW 4th St. $895/mo
HISTORIC DUCKPOND NEIGHBORHOOD
Charming studio. Privacy over detached
garage. 1.8 mi from UF. $500/mo sec. dep.
Small pets. Avail June 15 371-7149 5-31-
NEW & USED RENTALS
From $450 to $1400/mo
Available Now & August
Excellent Single Family Houses
Close to UF
Call Mike 352-665-7316 6-16-10-2
DOWNTOWN HISTORICAL HOUSE 5BR/
2.5BA 0 security sys 0 off street parking
* remodeled 0 w/ wash & dryer hook-ups
* dishwasher $1675 Avail in August. Call
2/1 HISTORIC HOUSE-in Downtown
Pleasant Street for rent. Avail 8/1. $750/mo,
W/D, hardwood & tile floors, vaulted ceilings
w/ fans. First, last, $500 sec. to move in. NS
only. Call Lisa 246-3738 5-31-5-2.
0 a W
j For Rent
a | unfurnished
3BR APT 1 BLOCK TO UF
1227 SW 4th Ave. $1135/mo
HOUSES 3BR/1BA + garage
1951 & 1963 NW 31st Ave $795/mo
July or Aug 1st 1 year lease.
Schackow Realty 352-514-5060, 331-0590
1BR apt. $599/mo PINETREE GARDENS
Free dep & redec. Move in by 6/2. 321-749-
3BR/1BA, new kitchen & bath, wood floors,
W/D, DW, yard. Avail Aug. $900/mo. 745 NE
10th Ave. 359-4614 6-9-7-2
* NW 39th Ave nice 2BR/2BA, gated, patio,
trees, convenient location, good neighbor-
hood. $505-525. 0 With loft, Ig open bright.
Good architecture. $590-610. To share
nice 2BR $350-450. Call 373-8310 6-2-5-2
APARTMENTS THE SIZE OF A HOUSE
4/2.5 TH 1662 sq ft. W/D included. Pool,
Gym, BBall, Tennis, Raquetball. Park at UF.
We love ALL pets. $1040. 352-332-7401 8-
FREE Tanning 24hr Gym Pool
FREE Alarm Screened Porch
Gated Entry PC Lab Pet Friendly
Only 1.7 miles to UF 372-0400
1 bedroom in historical house downtown
security sys, remodeled bath, hardwood,
off st parking. Available Aug. $525 first last
Studio Apt Female student. Pet ok. Near
FI massage, Shands and Butler Plaza. On
Ig estate. No lease required. Wash/Dryer.
$350/mo. Scenic private. 215-0396 6-7-5-2
3BR/1BA duplex. Nice home, nice, quiet
neighbors. 2.3 mi from campus. W/D. New
paint & flooring, cent A/C. Avail now. Non-
smoking. $750 1st, last, dep. 2214 NE 8th
St. 376-7529 or 219-2399 6-7-5-2
1BR/1BA HISTORIC HOME
in NW Gville. Wood floors, very nice. Close to
UF. $450/mo 372-2709 6-2-4-2
Haile Country Club, Mill Run & Brandywine
Huge 2 & 3 BRs
Call 665-4106 for listings today.
I For Rent
$800 HOUSE 3 & 4 BRs. Very nice! Washer/
Dryer hook-ups, central heat/air, porch.
See photos www.rentalworkshop.com.
Downtown area. 870-0904, 318-4553 6-
$500/monthl HOUSE 1 bedroom w/study.
Walk to UF! Great location, big yard &
new paint & appliances. Must seel Cutel
13th St & NW 4th Ave. 870-0904, 318-4553
WORKING STUDENT for warm-blood
breeding farm. Flex hrs. Garden house. Pets,
own horse ok. Family atmosphere. Exp. with
horses necessary. Dressage training. 352-
1 MILE TO UF
Avail in Aug, $1160/mo. 3BR/2BA, Washer/
Dryer, Central A/C, Fireplace. Call: 538-
6529. 906 NW 12th Ave. 6-7-5-2'
WALK TO UF
Avail in Aug, $1250/mo. 3BR/2BA, Washer/
Dryer, Wood. Floors, Central A/C, Fireplace.
Call: 538-6529. 520 SW 10th St. 6-7-5-2
carpet/tile, fans, hook-ups, near shopping/
schools. Grads/yuppies desired. $1200/mo.
+ deposit. No pets. Avail 8/1/05.
3708 NW 16th Blvd. 376-2547
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
**WALK TO CLASS**
Summer sublease @ Courtyards. -1BR
in 4BR townhouse. May-Aug. $300/mo.
NEGOTIABLE. Call Maggie 727-741-1347.
Female for 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2.5BA town-
house; Behind sorority row. Short walk. to
campus. Avail ASAP. P3ice NEGOTIABLE.
Call 352-870-8902 5-31-13-3
SPACIOUS 1BR/1BA unfurn apt. Large
walk-in closet, close to campus on Sorority
Row, 1 & 43 bus routes. $395/mo incl water
& pest control. Pets welcome. 352-281-9411
Lowest prices in town for summer 5-31-9-3
SUPER DEAL! Gainesville Place apt, 3rd fir,
* U vaulted ceilings, open balcony, pvt BR & BA.
Complex has free printing/faxing, comp lab,
24hr weight rm, 2 pools, much more. $390/
I mo Call 407-466-7846 5-31-7-3
HUGE 1BR/1BA STUDIO
Close to campus/Univ & 34th. Everything
included, cable, int, ac, fenced-in yard,
kitchen, fridge $325/mo May/Aug 352-328-
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
Summer sublease spacious 1BR/1BA in
SW avail May to July w/option to rent after.
Dishwasher, pool, laundry, close to UF, bike/
bus, no deposit, rent $400/mo OBO. Please
call 352-281-6998 5-24-5-3
HUGE 1BR for sublet. $385/mo, w/opt to re-
new lease. Hardwood floors, closet down-
town & UF, lots of windows, pets welcome.
June, July, Aug. Move-in flex. Must rent by
July. Call 352-281-3111 5-26-5-3
Cute house. New, clean, fenced yard. 1BR
529 NW 28th Ave. Avail June 1. 352-871-
Countryside @ University condo. $425
furnished living room. 2 rooms avail in 4BR/
4BA. Cable, water, elec incl exceptt phone.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Call. Irvin 352-379-
Clean 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA. All utils
included, internet, available now until July
31st. Call 850-346-0906. Check out any-
1BR/1BA hardwood floors, sunny, quiet,
3 blocks from campus and bars! Cable
included, $400 + utils, neg. Computer desk
included, May 29 Aug 352-262-0149,
Walk to'class for less! Large furn 1BR in
4BR/2BA house. Wireless net, cable, utils
incl. Quiet, huge backyard $299/mo now til
late Aug. Call Noel 727-510-1996 5-31-6-3
1BR/IBA in 4BR/4BA apt for sublease.
Female only. All utils incl. Melrose apts.
$350/mo. Available now thru Aug 15th. Call
Summer B. 2BR/2BA Oakbrook Walk apt.
1 or 2 BR avail. Walk to UF/Shands. Pool,
W/D, night security, utils; cable, internet incl.
$500/mo. Call 407-766-3722 6-2-6-3
Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Shrt-Long & Furn-Unfurn
Summer sublease @ Cobblestone
.2BR/2BA townhouse, cable, pets, available
5/25. Call Valerie @ 264-0385 5-31-5-3
Summer sublease at Cobblestone
Huge bedroom and closet
Bus rte. to'campus
$475/mo. inc cable, W/D
call Erik: 219-5070 5-26-4-3
I & 2 BED COTTAGES & APTS. $425/mo.
Historical downtown! W/D hook-ups,
porches, great size! Cutel Must see!
Photos @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 6-9-8-3
Summer sublease, Campus Club. Avail im-
mediately poolside building, pvt BA. $275/mo
neg. Call David 786-201-1501 5-24-2-3
GREAT FALL 2005 SUBLEASE
Camelot Apartments. Furnished 1BR/1BA in
2/2; close to campus, on bus routes. Price
negotiable. Call Danielle 352-359-1691
$400/mo negotiable The Landings 11ft x
14ft bedroom, everything incl. Free tanning,
sports courts, poolhouse. Summer. Contact
'immediately 954-461-7943 or
hemant email@example.com 6-16-8-3
Roommate Matching HERE
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181 .Lv mes-
sage. Private Owner 8-15-25-4
Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
UF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $500/mo.Avail Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 5-26-77-4
M/F NS Grad student/professional wanted to
rent furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5 mi
to Shands. Kitchen, LR, laundry 336-5450 or
Avail May 2 rooms in Ig house, 1 blk from
13th & University, $300 + split util, sec dep,
NS, no pets. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
leave message at 352-870-7256 8-15-25-4-
Unfurn BR for rent in brand new, spacious
condo w/2 female UF students. NW 55th
St. Call Lisa for details @ 352-514-1763
*SUMMER SPECIAL $275/mo*
Female(s) for 1-2 BR in 3/2 house near UF,
Shands & VA. W/D. Pets ok, furn opt. Avail
now. Jennifer 371-6228 please leave msg.
Loft BR $250/mo big old house in NW.
Remodeled, hardwood firs, new kitchen
& baths, great yard, close to UF. Great
roommates, DSL, good parking. Stephanie
Room in NW home. $325/mo incl utils &
DSL. No pets, mature male non-drinker/
smoker. Avail 5/1/05 (flex) Scott 335-8209
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
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 gatorgrt@Lffi.edu.
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-
Quiet non-smoking college age roommate
wanted from Aug to April 06 Rent $375 per
month. Call local 352-376-4250 or call cell
1BR in 2 story furnished house in nice NW
neighborhood close to UF. Washer & dryer
in house. Rent $350/mo. Call Mike 316-3930
$295 nice room in nice 4/2 house 1.5 mi to
UF. Big trees, wired for cable, dsl, on bike
path, quiet, private peaceful environment.
Dave 371-9409 5-31-10-4
Countryside. 4BR/4BA: 1/1 avail 8-1-05; 2/2
avail 1-1-06. Enetaccess, util incl (cap), W/D,
furn, secure. Exercise/pool, bus to UF-3 mi.
$465/mo/rm. lst.last.dep. Vanessa 352-217-
3464, Sebastian 352-874-8905 5-31-8-4 .
Share 3BR home w/ artist. Pref older student
or employed lady. BR & study/ofc. Sat TV,
pvcy fence, sec sys. I have 2 inside cats +
outside cats. $400 + 1/2 utils. Bus rte 4 mi
to UF. Ruth 2-10pm 376-0129, cell 359-6138
Female roommate, N/S for fall $600/mo
including util. 3BR/2.5BA. Brand new fully
furnished maxed out 2500 sqft luxury town-
house at Regents Park. Call 561-281-9274
Working people, 3 rooms $85 week max
cable (1 room small apt) 1.8 mile past Waldo
Rd & Univ Ave. Not all info included. For total
info call 376-0384 or page 202-7074 immed/
Quiet & safe. Full amenities. $300/mo. Leave
message 333-8300 5-26-6-4
3BR/2.5BA Located off Newberry, 1 mile
from campus w/busstop closeby. Looking for
roommate for summer or fall. $300/mo + 1/3
utils. Please call 352-338-7532 5-24-5-4
Walk to Law School
Large BR in 4BR/2BA house. 3 1L stu-
dents need roommate. Cable TV, wireless.
Available now. $425/share utilities. 770-639-
5958, email@example.com 6-2-8-4
Roommate grad/prof NS to share new
2/2 condo Plantation Oaks ASAP. Master
BR/BA available $450/mo + 1/2 utilities + de-
posit. CH/A, carpet, W/D, has computer loft.
Phone 372-6477/538-6505. 5-24-5-4
A nice 3BR/3BA house in NW. Looking for F
roommate. Pool, hottub, garage, spacious
yard, everything brand new. Pets neg. Rent
$450 neg. Close to UF & SFCC. Near Mall &
shopping. 258-4981 5-26-6-4
Female Roommate Needed
Kensington North $500/mo
included utilities & cable
Union Properties 373-7578 8-15-25-4 :,:
F, NS for nice NW house, 2.5 miles to UF.
$450/mo. All utils incl, hi-speed internet. Call
1BR/1 BA in 2BR/2BAw/working prof. W/D,
DW. Avail 6-1-05. Gym, 2 pools, close to. UF.
$320/mo + 1/2 util. Call 264-0586 or 393-
1157, firstname.lastname@example.org 5-31-7-4
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All Roommates | Roommates
J K Real Estate 3 j. Furnishings 3 Computers )
Furnished 1BR/1BA in 4BR/3BA @ Campus
Club. Avail fall. W/D, until, cable, DSL incl, Call
Southern Comfort Great place to study &
tan. Pool, W/D, ethernet, NS, avail for sum-
mer & fall $380/mo + share utils. Jake 239-
M/F responsible student to share 3BR/2BA
home in quiet NW area. $300/mo + 1/3
utils. Call 352-303-6128 or 727-458-2737
1 room in 3BR/2BA apt for, female @
Boardwalk. Close to UF. On bus rte. Tennis,
large pool, more. 1 yr lease. $245/mo + 1/3
utils, cable & DSL internet. Call Mike 352-
2 ROOMMATES WANTED New home.
$400/mo includes utilities & furniture. Call
321-615-8066, 352-271-1135 6-2-7-4
**WALK TO UF**
Room w/private BA avail 6/1 in 3000 sq ft
3BR/3BA house. Fenced yard, large deck,
partially furnished, $550/mo. Call Taylor 352-
Grad, upperclassmen or prof to share spa-
cious new 3BR/2BA house. I-net & cable incl.
Must be neat clean & responsible. $450 or
$425/mo + 1/2 util. Short or long term avail.
2BRs avail in charming NW house close
'to Ward's Grocery, W/D, share kitchen/BA.
Seeking serious student/professional, NS,
turn opt. $250+ utils. Call 338-2086 5-26-
2 female roommates wanted for 3BR/2BA
house on 36th & University. Available now..
$360/mo + utils. Call' Katie 514-5985 5-
ROOMMATE WANTED for 2BR/1BA
HOUSE. $380/mo Near Duckpond.
Professional college student. Cent A/C, W/D
incl. 1300 sq ft. 813-997-6600 5-31-6-4-
M or F for pvt BR/BA in 2BR/2BA luxury
apt. Move in Aug. Fully furn. 1 block from
carnfis. $700/mo incl elec, hi-spd internet,
cable, water, W/D. 941-518-4686 5-26-5-4
3rd Roommate needed male. 2 min from
SFCC. 3BR new fumished townhome. Golf,
gated, $550/mo incl all util, inet & cable.
Avail 8/15/05. 1 year lease. No pets. Call
Mike 954-467-7070 or Jeff 954-240-3524
NS, M/F, student for own BR/BA in large
home & blocks north of campus wl2 grad
students. Must,.be mature & responsible.
$525/mo incl all utils + W/D, cable, wireless
& weight room. Call Kent 727-433-0229
1 bedroom in a 2/2
available for $425/month + utilities. Female
pref. Call Melissa 561-445-9366 5-31-5-4
Female roommate wanted. Furn w/nice BR if
desired. Spacy 2BR apt. June July rent free!
Free cable & DSL. W/D in apt. Like new. Fall-
Spring $425/mo 514-1485 5-26-4-4-
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F, UF student wanted for 3BR/2BA house 1.5
mi from campus. $430/mo everything incl.
Call Amy 352-219-5780 6-16-10-4
ATTENTION! F roommate needed for 1BR/
1BA in a condo. $450/mo utils incl. Must be
responsible, neat & clean. Avail now! Call
Madgene @ 561-827-4970 5-24-3-4
Furnished (or unfurnished) 1BR in 2BR
HOUSE in NW Gainesville. $212/mo + utils.
Close'to UF, on bus route. 377-5960 Iv msg
Female roommates for large 3BR/2BA town-
hous d w/pool. Only 1 mile to UF. $450/mo
all utils, dig cable & hi spd net incl. Call 954-
298-7591 or email@example.com 6-16-9-4
Available immediately or will hold for fall term
1BR/private bath NE Gville, nice yard -
quiet neighborhood, W/D, DW, cable, central
H/A. For details 375-5377, 373-6066 ask for
M/F, NS needed to share 2BR/2.5BA
Southfork Oaks townhome. (near Target)
Unfurn master BR w/own BA avail. W/D. No
pets. Prefer serious student/prof. $347/mo +
1/2 utils. No lease. Evan 335-9714 6-2-5-4
FEMALE STUDENT WANTED to share a
2BR/2BA condo at The Greens. $550/mo incl
utils, W/D. 904-962-6822 6-2-5-4
Female Roommate Wanted., SW 20th Ave
condo on bus route, .$475/mo. includes
utilities & cable, Avail immed, Call 904-228-
1 BR avail 8/1. 5 min to UF. Free digital cable,
$300/mo plus 1/3 util. Prefer-female, NS.
352-332-2234, 352-284-5119 5-31-4-4
Roommate wanted in large 3BR/2BA house
between SFCC & UF. DW, W/D, routed
DSL, cable, garage, porch, over 20 yrs old
required. $380/mo all utils incl. Call 352-514-
M/F student needed for unfurn. BR/BA in
2BR/2.5BA SW condo. $450/me incl utils,
hi-spd internet, cable, W/D. Call Tim 321-
Room for rent $80 a week. Good location,
bus route, close to downtown and University.
and all. 352-224-8953 or 352-371-0332 5-
$325 + 1/4 util. Private bath, walk-inri
closet, W/D, balcony, pool & bus to
UF. University Terrace Very nicely
www.rentalworkshop.com See photos.
318-4553, 870-0904 6-9-6-4
1 rm in extremely nice 2br house w/ big yard
Less than 1 min. walking dist. from campus
Rent $500/mo split utilities
Please call Jedd at 352-219-0996 6-7-5-4
F roommate for 3BR/2BA. Grad student/prof.
No pets, NS. Near 1-75 & Oaks Mall. Avail
immediately mid-Oct. $318/mo + 1/3 util.
.Quiet, pool, tennis cts, 24-hr gym. Elba
425-778-2460 (work) or firstname.lastname@example.org
BIKE TO UF
1 M NS .needed to share large 3BR lux.
furn. townhouse. Bus rt. Summer-Fall.
$435/mo.+ part util. 407-340-8585 8-15-
Sublease 1 BR/1BA in 2/2 apt until December.
$550/mo everything included & furnished.
.* Available ASAP Call 305-491-4371
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4BA top floor. Partially furn. 941-518-5240
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Minutes From UF! 975SF, GATED
ENTRANCE, SECURITY, POOL.
Starting @$125,9001 HURRY!
Call Adam Vaisman 352-222-7260
"Coldwell Banker MM Parrish RItrs 372-5375
NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price, or condition. 352-264-7347
or visit us @ www.happygatorhomes.com
H-', ST"-K iV,'eSl oi of 1.75 on Archer)
2BR/1BA townhouse. Quiet & nice. Water
heater & central heat/air, 1 yr old. $110,000.
Good terms. 352-381-1918 or 727-204-6201
behind Norman Hall
.Walk to campus
limited presales available
SWMH in nice MH park for sale by owner.
2Br/1.5BA all appliances stay. Nice starter
home for families or students! $8500 OBO
Must Sell! 352-376-5789 5-26-3-5 -
*ON LITTLE LAKE GENEVA
For sale b., -oner ,doia.bie 2 2 on rr.mall
private .prir,.-I. la. 'e i '. u re HI. A
great weekender. $129,900. Call 379-0619 Iv
Gator Place Condos
Under $100k, Only 8 left
Call Scott @ 359-1678 Campus Realty
FUTON Solid oak mission-style' frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 8-15-25-6
SOFA & LOVE SEAT
Forest green cloth. From Rooms To Go.
With pillows. $200 352-235-4439 5-26-6-6
BUNKBED $85 OBO
Almost new. Call 352-335-2703 or 352-225-
1965. Ask for Mima 5-24-5-6
Three-piece white bedroom furniture set
(nightstand, dresser w/mirror, chest) & bed-
frame w/full-size mattress set for $300. Call
Color TV 27" Sony $90, twin bed & frame
$75, sofabed $120, dining rm table 4 chairs
$85, dresser w/mirror $75, comic bks. 450/
$175, VHS movie camera $65, dorm fridge
sm $40, port sew mach $50. 335-5326 5-
Very CONTEMPORARY complete queen
BR set, living & dining room set, email
email@example.com for pictures & price. 6-
NEED FURNITURE? 2-piece special sec-
tional couch, bed, dresser, desk and enter-
tainment center. For good deal, call 305-903-
2063 or 352-514-0368 6-9-7-6
BEDS 0 Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
* Queen sets $89 0 Single sets $39 *King
sets $99 From estate sale. Safe pine bunk
bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497.
CALL-A-MATTRESS 4370 SW 20th Ave.
MEMORY FOAM same as Temperpedia.
Save 50% & more. Other close-outs. 0 win
.sets $89 *full sets $129 Oqueen sets $149
*king sets $189 Student discounts apply.
4370 SW- 20th Ave. 376-0953. We deliver.
Furr.-iu,-e i-'iren n .:icirnng, el.: -ii must go!
.itop l 4 15. Il WiJ 43, 1 S 458 f 1 .4r, Sai 5/28.
Call 381-9798 5-26-2-6.
2 computers $50/$100
Both w/monitor, keyboard & mouse
64/128 MB RAM + internet ready. 367-2448
722 S. Main 0 The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW& USED BIKES FOR.SALE
Many to choose from
* Best Prices in Towni
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 8-15-25-9
S21 For Sale :
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to'UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-15-25-10
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. 8-1.5-25-10
NGC/PCGS Certified Coins, Silver Eagles,
State Qtrs., etc. MS63 to perfect 70.
American Coins & Stamps. 3446 W. Univ.
SFurnishings A+ .tr, eI
Furnishings we6 Ma"e Hous, ca&s
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. 8-15-25-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can-deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
352-377-9846 8-15-25-6 _
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must,
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300, Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 8-15-25-6
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. 8-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 8-15-
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 8-15-25-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DIN1NG 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 8-15-
Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
H,:u.e,'dorrn- 59 m;r, response Ho waiting/
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COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, Inc
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 3"71-2230 8-15-24-7
Cash Paid Laptop PCs
SALES SERVICE PARTS
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 8-15-24-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
Network specialists -
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Large selection of E-bikes, Scooters and
Accessories. CPI USA, ETon, Luojia, HJC
Helmets. 534 SW 4th Avenue, 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
***SOLANO CYCLE*** .
Scooters from $599. Largest section
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 8-15-43-11
02 APRILIA RS50 All the look and feel of
an Italian sports bike, without the danger.
$1300 OBO as is. Call Rob @ 786-236-7784
Perfect 1st Bike. 5-24-5-11
600cc or larger. WILL TRADE LAPTOP PC
plus CASH.. Joel 336-0075 5-26-4-11
2002 MOSQUITO MZ SCOOTER
$800. In very good condition. 352-216-4924
98 HONDA CBR 600 F3
D&D exhaust stage 3 jet kit 7500 miles.
$2500 OBO. CALL MATT @ 352-870-4168
NEWVERUCCI SCOOTER 4-stroke, 49cc,
electric start engine, reaches 50 mph and
makes 80-100 mpg. Has front disc brake,
remote ignition, alarm & much more. Asking
$1300. Call 352-219-3950 6-16-8-11
Blue 2004 TN'G LS 49cc Sport Scooter.
Gator grad owned, used less than a year
- Excellent Condition. Electric/Remote
Starter, Anti-theft alarm. See photo online:
www.tngscooters.com $1200 Call Chelo @
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 8-15-25-2
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
**FAST CASH PAID**
For CARS & TRUCKS
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Sell or Trade Welcome
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
GATORMAX USED CARS
Buy, Sell, Trade. We finance. 495-9500
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-749-81-16 ext 4622 8-15-
89 NISSAN 240 SX $1100
Call Heather 264-1618 5-26-6-12
2002 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SE
automatic, 4 door, A/C, new tires. 69,500 mi,
$6500. Call 352-219-1140 or 352-331-1500
1995 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO.
Nearly new condition. White. Strong, cold A/
C. $3750 371-2308 or 514-2710 5-26-3-12
1995 CHEVY BLAZER
4 door, very nice, black w/tan leather interior,
good tires, cold A/C, power windows, locks
& seats. 120k miles. $2950/OBO. 386-454-
3346 or 352-213-0222 5-24-2-12
'02 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS auto, all
power, AM/FM/CD, 54k miles, excellent con-
dition. $16,000 neg. 386-454-2566 Iv mssg
or call after 6pm. 5-31-4-12
95 SATURN 2 door, excellent condition,
10-disc CD player, new battery, under 100k
miles. $3500. Call 772-486-3653 5-31-4-12
2000 OLDSMOBILE ALERO
Automatic, 4 door, tinted windows,
Sony stereo, new tires, good condition, 83k
miles. $5200/OBO Moving out of country.
Call 305-331-7413 6-14-8-12
'95 CHEVY S-10 Short bed,
V-6, manual, *CD player, 119k, runs great,
very clean $3000 OBO 352-514-8744 6-
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY. 373-9243 8-15-25-13
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
calf 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
STUDY ABROAD in. beautiful PARIS June
20-Aug 5. CLAS classes offered. Incentive
will be rewarded to take my'spot. Contact
Joanna 352-870-8383, firstname.lastname@example.org 5-
Blind lady needs health majors interested in
walking at least three times a week. Call 352-
219-6948. Thanks. 5-26-6-13
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stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University
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for details. 8-15-25-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
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Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 8-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
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University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. Suite 106
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
3 eves. 6-9 pm + 2 weekend shifts
Sat 12pm-6pm + Sun 2pm 8pm
Must work summer break week.
$$ 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 8-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 8-15-25-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, 'Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
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
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life i
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
Customer Service rep wanted.
MS Office Experience required.
Permanent Full-Time Position.
Contact: Jackson Industries,
4001 Newberry Rd, E4, Gvl or
Groundskeepers FT, PT
Custodial duties/Apt Maint
Transportation req. DFWP EEO
220 N Main 375-2152 x301 8-15-25-14
Leasing Consultant, FT, PT
Cust. Serv. Exp. DFWP EEO
220 N. Main 375-2152 x301 8-15-25-14
PT CLEANING SERVICE
Great for college students. Flexible hours.
Excellent pay. No exp nec. 378-8252 8-15-
Models wanted for fine art figure photogra-
phy. 18+, all looks, body types considered.
Compensation negotiable: $, -prints/CD?
Contact Jay at email@example.com 6-
Green Sparrow Chinese Restaurant now
hiring: Kitchen helpers, cashier/servers.
Apply in person 4-5pm, Mon Sun. See
www.green-sparrow.com for store loca-
tion or call 352-871-5771 8-15-25-14
PRE-MED GRADUATES Looking for ex-
perience in medicine? Full time assistant
needed in ophthalmology. Will train. Resume
to Dr. Levy: firstname.lastname@example.org 6-16-
MAUI TERIYAKI Now hiring PT/FT COOK &
CASHIERS Apply in person '
Tower Rd & 13th St locations. 6-2-10-14
BLIMP GROUND CREW
Full time travel. Background checks. Good
driving record. DFWP. Steve Adams 407-
Customer-Sales/Svc, No Exp Nec,
All ages 17+. Call Now 335-1422
NANNY NEEDED 3 days a week 6:30 9:00
am & 2:30 8:00 pm. Must be available both
times, days vary. Must have car. 271-0804
PART TIME WORK
ALL AGES 18+
Good Pay, Resume Builder,
Customer Sales/Svc Will Train
Conditions Apply. Call Now 335-1422
CLEAN VACANT APTS
ALSO some PT Position available.
PART TIME @ YOUR LOCATION
for patent applications. Reply:
PART TIME @ YOURLOCATION
Reply email@example.com 5-24-5-14
PART TIME @ YOUR LOCATION
UPPER-LEVEL STUDENTS IN SCIENCES,
MATH,SOCIAL SCIENCE.to generate test-
questions. Apply firstname.lastname@example.org
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PART TIME@ YOUR LOCATION.
GENERATE COMPUTER MAILING LISTS.
Reply: email@example.com 5-24-5-14
Need Extra Cash?
GET PAID TO SEARCH GOOGLEI!!
SOCCER COACHES: Gainesville Soccer
Alliance seeking experienced soccer coach-
es'f/gr competitive youth soccer teams for
2005-2006 season. Call 379-5979 or email:
Palm Bch Fl. award winning firm seeks arch.
draftspersons 3 5 yrs exp. Full time or
summer intern. AutoCad. PIs submit resume
- thank you. Fax: (561) 833-9853 e-mail:
Palm Bch Fl. Established firm seeks gradu-
ate or licensed arch. High end practice; proj-
ects of above average complexity. Full time.
Ex.Benefits. Salary negotiable. Pis submit
resume. Thank you. Fax: 561-833-9853 e-
mail: TLGROUP@aol.com 5-24-5-14
EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE is looking
for PT help. Must be able to work during
summer & 2-3 Saturdays/mo. Please bring
resume to 2020 NW 6th St. 5-31-7-14
YOUNG MARRIEDS, OLD
MARRIEDS, SENIORS, AND
If you are looking for PART TIME WORK,
during the daytime, in a professional office
environment, then call me. We are Infinite
Energy, Inc. Florida's 50th largest private
employer. We sell discount-priced natural
gas throughout Florida & Georgia. We need
people that can use the phone effectively.
Our clients save money so this is enjoyable
work. If you are a good communicator, aren't
afraid of the telephone, get along well with
others & need some money (hourly wage +
commission) then call Bryan, 352-331-1654,
X 3U!7. Also, send your resume resumes@i
nfinifeenergy.com. EOE/AA/MFDV. For more
information goo to www.lnfiniteEnergy.com.
This is a great place to work! Time is of the
essence. Call now. 5-26-6-14
HIRING FOR ALL POSITIONS!
Driver or in-store. Part time or full time. Must
be available through fall. Apply in person @
Five Star Pizza downtown 210 SW 2nd Ave.
Taco Bell (Yum...brands!)
We are the BOLD CHOICEII
Come join us, today!
Multiple locations *
FREE MEAL incentives
Team Members, Shift Manager
Now what do YOU offer?
You make a BOLD CHOICE
and contact us to discuss the details
with our Restaurant Gen Managers:
Christine @ 3408 SWArcher Rd 372-0453
Michelle @ 826 W. University Ave 373-2949
Martin @ 2224 NW 13th St 374-4335
Lots, some, no experience. For info go to
www.fotoartusa.com click news & links. 5-
GREETING CARD SERVICE POSITION.
Part time 2-4 hrs per week. Busy campus
retail store. Perfect opportunity for career
service person. GGreenl@hallmark.com
Support Staff needed to work with active
young lady in her home on week-ends.
Fri 4pm Mon 10 am $6.25/hr. Reply to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax letter to 352-486-
Work for student Yard work, chainsaw, car-
pentry, electrical, plumbing. & some heavy
lifting. From $6.50 8.00/hrdepends on skill
& experience. Call 376-6183 5-31-6-14
Mon thru Fri afternoons & evenings & some
weekends. Car needed. Call 352-258-9757
FARAH'S ON THE AVENUE
Now hiring FT PT EXP WAITRONS Apply
Tues Fri 2-4 1120 W. University Ave. 5-
The Institute for Advanced Study of
Communication Processes at the University
of Florida is looking for volunteers who have
strong opinions or beliefs about any impor-
tant issue or cause. *You can earn $30 for
one hour by participating in this study* 352-
392-2046 x229 or email@example.com
OPUS CAFE COFFEE BAR
Work @ a fast-paced coffee bar near cam-
pus. Searching for a dependable student to
work between 18-24 hrs/wk. Morning & af-
ternoon weekday shifts available. Call Tim @
352-376-4823 for more info. 5-24-4-14
IT POSITION AVAILABLE. Students with
computer experience preferred. For more
information please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org with resume 5-31-5-14
CHILDCARE/FAMILY ASSISTANT needed
mid-July. Mon & Thurs 7am-6pm. Alternate
Fri 12pm-6pm. Potential for long-term posi-
tion. Must have own car to transport children
to & from school in fall, run errands. 372-
al, Ham .moc k
We offer a stable, consistent work environ-
ment with steady hours, a full benefit pack-
age and opportunity to work in an upscale
healthcare setting. Experience preferred; but
we will train people who possess a positive
attitude. We offer a very competitive benefit
WAITSTAFF FT & PT
(Hourly wage guaranteed)
Apply in person:
5100 SW 25th Blvd.
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
Experienced horse person for part-time
work. Must have reliable transportation,
NS. Call Kristen at 494-0284 or 528-6914
The Phonetics Laboratory in the Program in
Linguistics is looking for people to participate
in a listening.experiment.
You can earn $10/hour by participating in a
study of the perception of speech sounds
from foreign languages.
If you are interested in participating, please
contact Jenna Silver email@example.com
4 children 1-7 years at our home
15-30 hours per week, ref req'd
TV station seeks Programmiing Assistant.
Make schedules, organize tapes, share data
with other departments. Must be able to
keep track of many details. Fax resume to
371-9353 EOE 5-26-4-14
SUMMER MARKETING INTERNSHIP
Large Ocala RV dealership looking for 2
marketing majors or recent grads. Call
John Murray at 352-368-6645, fax 3620,
CHANGE CHILDREN'S LIVES FOREVER
WHILE YOU EARN MONEY for COLLEGE!
AmnieriCorps Alachua County READS!
FT earn $10,600 plus healthcare,
child care and Education Award.
PT earn $5,612, plus Ed Award.
Call 955-7455 or stop in at
Kirby-Smith 620 E. Univ. Roomn209
Mortgage lender has immediate sales posi-
tions avail for college students seeking prof
work exp. No exp req. $8-9/hr + bonus, flex
hrs. Apply in person 2-7pm M-F at 1900 SW
34th St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
Need Driver's License. Apply in person
at 505 NW 53rd Ave. at Gator Moving &
Storage Mon.-Fri. 6-16-10-14
Home-Based Dispatch for Computer Repair
Company. Candidate to dispatch service
calls to repair technicians, after-hours and
weekends. Must be Flexible, with good
phone personality. 352-333-8404 6-7-7-14
Marketing Geek Wanted P/T or F/T
Mature individual with high IQ
Advertising experience a plus
Will train the right person.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org 5-31-3-14
Students Alert! Your search for a high-paying
PT job ends here. We are offering Freelance
& PT jobs/Biz especially for YOUI Very
flexible hours & pays from $1000-$10,000
monthly, www.almostfreecash.com 6-2-5-14
TENNIS INSTRUCTOR, part time for experi-
enced instructor/player. Must be a sincerely
enthusiastic teacher, very knowledgeable &
highly responsible. Bob 335-4105 6-2-5-14
Nice commission for really creative
graphic & digital photography art student.
Incredible sales job for very mature articulate
people w/business skills. 20% on high-ticket
service if you are sharp & capable. Good
training & support. email@example.com
XS Nightclub is looking for experienced
bartenders (male/female) with Greek/strong
university ties. To schedule an interview,
please fill out an application before 5/26 at
Gator City. 5-26-3-14
Farm Help Wanted Must be able to handle
or use horses, tractor, bushhog, box blade.
Starting pay $6.75/hr. Good transportation
essential. 8am-12pm or 2-6pm. Need 2
employees. 352-871-2523, 386-462-9943
Alachua Sports & Entertainment Mail Order
Co. looking for FULL-TIME person. Position
calls for creative computer skills working with,
Microsoft Office Suite & Adobe Creative Suite
in addition to managing: editing & developing
websites/online storefronts. Applicant should
possess good newtorking, marketing &
troubleshooting skills. Knowledge of sports
& eBay preferable.
Tel: 800-334-9103 (Weekdays)
PT remote (@ your location) secretary for
computer work & internet. Know Microseft
Office, have DSL & phone. Work database &
customer svc after training. $8/hr sub-con-
tract basis. Qualifications & time schedule to
Part-Time Office Assistant needed for local
company in Real Estate. 25-30 hours per
week, Stable and Consistent work environ-
ment. Perfect for business students interest-
ed in learning about Real Estate. Please Fax
Resume to 352-377-4290 5-31-3-14
Ideal PT Job For Students
Typing/Transcription, Multiple Openings Pay
$7.50 $12.50 hr. Flexible Hours, Casual
Downtown Office. Need 60+ WPM, Must Be
Reliable!! Excellent Grammar And English
Skills. Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org 6-
OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT WANTED
Will train. Weekend availability a must.
Please fax resume w/cover letter & avail-
ability to 352-333-9950 5-31-3-14
HOUSEKEEPING HELP WANTED
2 days/wk, 1-3 hrs/day. Flexible schedule.
Ref requested. 372-6566 6-7-5-14
Art, Art Ed, Graphics, Arch
Hand-lettering, PT a few hrs per wk. Close
to UF. Short resume. Reply P 0 Box 286,
Gainesville, 32602 6-2-4-14
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NCAA WOMEN'S TENNIS
Gators fall short, championship dreams dashed
Hopes crushed after UF struggles in singles
By MICHAEL MAURINO
Wait until next year.
Then, the UF women's tennis
team's trio of freshmen will be a year
older and a year wiser. Then, junior
Jennifer Magley will be entering her
second year at the top of the lineup.
Then, UF might have Alexis Gordon
back after she left school in the fall.
And, maybe, the Gators can win
their fifth National Championship.
That was the hope for this sea-
son, but the dream died Saturday
in Athens, Ga. as the No. 2-seeded
Gators lost to No. 11 Texas 4-3 in the
Coach Roland Thornqvist might -
have been disappointed with the
outcome, but with so much youth
on the team, he was pleased with
the overall picture.
"Five out of the seven players
we had on the roster this year had
never hit a ball at the Round of 16
site before," Thomqvist said. "So if
you step back and realize that we re-
ally were very inexperienced, I think
ultimately we had a really good
The Gators (22-3) were down ear-
ly after losing the doubles. Victorious
in the first three singles matches, UF
needed one more win to go to the
But Magley was put avway in
straight sets on court one. At that
point, it was up to junior Boglarka
Berecz on court six and sophomore
Nina Suvak on court three to clinch.
As Berecz was about to lose in
three sets, the scene on Suvak's court
was just as grim. Suvak had chances
but struggled in the final set, and
was defeated 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-2.
For UF's lone senior, Zerene
Reyes, the experiences of four years
came out Saturday.
"When we lost against Texas,
that really got me," she said. "I was
crying when we lost. I couldn't be-
SEE TENNIS, PAGE 20
Loss seals season for UF
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UF center fielder Lacy Howard reacts to being called out at third base during Friday's loss
to Bethune-Cookman College.
* THE GATORS FAILED TO WIN A
GAME DESPITE PLAYING AT HOME.
By SPENCER DAVIS-VANNESS
Less than 24 hours after falling to
an inspired Bethune-Cookman College
squad, the UF. softball team bowed
out of the 2005 NCAA Tournament in
a 5-3 loss to Central Florida Saturday
Poor defense plagued UF all week-
end the Gators committed critical
fielding errors in both matches for a
total of six over the weekend.
"It makes you sick, as a coach, if
you can't play defense," UF head coach
Karen Johns said. "It's very difficult.
"The little pop ups and things like
that are going to fall because that's just
the breaks of the game," she said. "The
routine ground ball that is hit right to us
and we can't make the play is where it
causes rnore damage."
In Friday's match against B-CC, the
Gators were equally out of whack at the
plate, wasting numerous scoring op-
"I think the eight runners left on base
broke open the gates for them," Johns
said. "It gave them that emotional
The Gators offense finally began to
gel in the bottom of the seventh with a
single from freshman pinch hitter Mary
Ratliff. Two batters later, UF right field-
er Shelley Stevens' single sent pinch
runner Lindsay Norfleet home.
But the rally would be too little,
too late, as Wildcats shortstop Amber
Jackson snagged a difficult pop-up for
an out and B-CC pitcher Lauren McCoy
retired UF first baseman Melissa Zick to
end the game.
Saturday's match was no different.
The team faded slowly, allowing one
run in each of the first, second and third
innings and two in the fourth.
Another anemic Gators-offense again
refused to spark until late in the game,
when first baseman Melissa Zick hit a
three-run homer in the bottom of the
fifth to bring the Gators within two.
Two was as close as they would get,
however, as the Golden Knights stood
strong and preserved the win.
In the end, the Gators went quietly,
succumbing to the reality of a disap-
SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 20
Baseball team exceeding expectations with conference title surprise
The UF baseball team did what
most thought to be unthink-
The Gators, predicted to finish
third in the SEC East by the coaches,
won the conference's regular season
That's the SEC, as in the best
baseball conference in the country.
.After Ben Harrison, C.J. Smith
and Justin Hoyman left, this was
supposed to be somewhat of a re-
But Pat McMahon and his Gators
wouldn't let that happen.
Just about two weeks ago, UF
lost six out of seven games. Fickle
UF fans were calling for McMahon's
head on the message boards. UF
hosting an NCAA Regional was in
Now, it has all changed. A
Regional is nearly a lock. McMahon
should be SEC Coach of the Year.
T h e
ished 20-10 in
the SEC and
lan Fisher the record
Extra lannings is a series
firstname.lastname@example.org over peren-
Mipmi, who UF seems to see in the
postseason every year.
And there we have it: the post-
SEC Tournament play starts
Wednesday and runs through
Sunday. As the top seed, the Gators
have some. pressure on them, but
my gut says they'll be fine.
I can almost guarantee they'll
win a game, unlike that team to the
west (Go with me here, the UF soft-
ball stadium is located on the west
side of campus).
I'm not taking away from the
Gators' phenomenal season, but
let's face it: no one remembers the
regular season, which is sad.
Luckily, the Gators have Connor
Falkenbach, whose arm is so super-
human that it seems like he could've
pitched every inning of every game
without tiring. It was Falkenbach
SEE INNINGS, PAGE 20
* Matt LaPorta became the first
non-pitcher in UF baseball history
to win the SEC player of the week
three times in one season.
N May 25, 1985: After finishing in the top
five in four consecutive seasons, the UF
women's golf team became the second
team in UF sports history to win a national
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NCAA MEN'S TENNIS
Gators fail to upset Baylor
Jordan Dolberg and partner Chris Brandi lost their doubles match 8-5, but
the UF men's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Championships.
By MICHAEL MAURINO
In January, few would have predicted the UF
men's tennis team would be in the NCAA Semifinals.
They had lost one of their best players, Janne Holmia,
to season-ending back surgery, and besides, the
Gators had only reached the Semifinals once in their
history. Why would this season be different?
Yet UF won a share of the Southeastern Conference
regular season crown and the SEC Tournament. But
Monday night they ran into defending champion
Baylor, and one of the most successful seasons in
UF history came to an end as the No. 4 seed Gators
Coach Andy Jackson said his team played well,
but top-seeded Baylor was better.
"I don't feel like we did anything wrong," he
said. "In fact, I felt like we played a good match, it's
just we weren't quite good enough to get over the
UF (24-6) v as quickly defeated in doubles, and
started singles with a 1-0 deficit. Playing from be-
hind, they i -on the. first sets on courts three, five,
and six, but it was only a matter of time until the 33-0
- Bears took over.
Jackson said they knew of Bavl or's advantage
in doubles and realized UP could pull the upset in
"We knew that could possibly happen [losing
doubles]," he said. "And we had to-dig in and try to
get a hold of them in singles. I felt like we did get a
hold of them a little bit in singles. They just wiggled
away a little bit."
Freshman Greg Ouellette was the first to fall, as
he lost at the second court, 6-4, 6-3. But even more
concern was the status of Hamid Mirzadeh's match
at court one.
As UF's only senior, Mirzadeh is looked at for
leadership. He may also be a good luck charm.
When he wins at the top court, UF is 16-0. But it was
not a good night for the player known as 'Hammier,'
as Mirzadeh lost 6-2, 6-4, to No. 2-ranked Benedikt
"I don't feel like we did anything wrong.
In fact, I felt like we played a good
match, it's just we weren't quite good
enough to get over the hump."
UF men's tennis coach
With the score 3-0, the Gators' glimmer of hope
-appeared on court -.i\ %\hen junior Ryan Sherry took
his match in straight sets. It was the first time the
Bears l's.t a -ingles match in the NCAAs this year.
However, Baylor would clinch the match a few
minutes later when freshman Nestor Briceno was
defeated at court four. 6-4, 7-6.
It is hard to tind the good. in a loss when a team
.is so close to their first ever National Championship
appearance. But Jackson said his team has achieved a
lot this season, and they should be proud of that.
"I think -they should be pleased with their
achievement," he said. "Bul they're disappointed,
because they are champions and they came to win
Women's golf takes 10th in NCAA championship
UF rallies behind freshmen but falls short
By NICK ZACCARDI
It was the first taste of NCAA champion-
ship golf for four UF golfers last week.
It was the last sip for another.
After missing the NCAA Championships
in 2004, a core group of four freshmen and a
senior guided the Gators to a 10th place finish
on the Meadow Course in Sunriver, Ore.
Following two team scores over 300 in the
first two rounds, UF rebounded with a 297 in
the third round and a 293 on Friday to reach
the top ten at 1195 (+59).
The Gators actually shot four strokes lower
than NCAA Champion Duke in the final
round, though the Blue Devils won by five
shots and outlasted UF by 25.
"We hung in there. [Friday] we saw bad
conditions and at times, it was hailing," UF
Coach Jill Briles-Hinton said. "The wind was
terrible, but the girls fought hard and it paid
- off. We are very happy to finish where we
The freshmen led the late charge for the
Gators, with each first-year golfer recording
their lowest 18-hole score in either the third or
"Taking four freshmen into the tournament
was not a strong concern for me," Briles-
Hinton said. "We prepared the girls as best
we could and we did that well. Coach [Robin]
Walton and I just kept reminding them to take
it one shot at a time."
Freshman. Tiffany Chudy's tournament
best, a 1-over-par 72 in the fourth round,
earned her a tie for 16th at +12.
Only two freshmen shot lower than the
All-Southeastern Conference second team
Senior Andrea Vander Lende closed out
her career at UF with a 76 (+5) and a tie for
39th at +15.-
Finishing one shot higher than Vander
Lende, Sandra Gal skyrocketed up the leader-
board with an even-par 71 on Thursday and a
final round 72 on Friday.
The freshman jumped into a tie for 45th
at +16 after completing two rounds tied for
Q.J. Kim (+23) and.
^\\l\utney Myers. (+27)
rounded out the UF scor-
-ing, earning respective ties
for 85 h and 103' .
Though UF could have
shot lower, Briles-Hinton
Briles-Hinton "We all still feel that we
left a few out there on the
course," she said. "But considering the condi-
tions [Friday] and the cold, windy days before
it, we are thrilled to have shot what we did. I
am very proud of this team."
UF returns all but two of its golfers in the
fall. including a talented group of five *--h-
men, one of who is Eleanor Tucker, who com-
peted at the SEC Championships.
MEN EARN NCAA BERTH: The UF men's golf
team advanced to the NCAA Championship
for the fifth straight season by finishing in a
tie for fourth at the NCAA East Regional on
Wake Forest (-17) won the tournament
by two strokes over Tennessee, with Georgia
(-9), the Gators and Georgia State (each at -7)
rounding out the top five.
With the top ten teams moving on from the
27-school field, the Gators were on the bubble
Thursday night after a first round 287 (+3) ef-
fort that put them in a tie for 14.h,
* Led by Matt Every, UF rallied on Friday,
shooting a tournament-best 14-under-par 270
to move into the top five.
Every, an All-Southeastern Conference first
team pick, recorded an 8-under-par 63,. his ca-
reer low round at UF.
UF wins SEC all-sports award for 14th consecutive year
* THE MEN'S PROGRAM FIN-
ISHED FIRST OVERALL.
For the 14th consecutive year,
UF has been awarded the New York
Times Regional Newspaper Group
SEC Overall All-Sports title. UF also
finished first in the men's standings
and third in the women's.
The UF men's program has
now won four consecutive titles
and seven of the last eight. The
women's program finished in the
top three and has never finished
below third in the 22-year history of
the women's award.
The New York Times Regional
Newspaper Group, which includes
14 newspapers throughout the
Southeastern United'States, awards
trophies to the league school that
captures each, of those three all-
UF won three regular-season
SEC Championships in 2004-05 to
raise its total to 48 since the 1995-
96 academic year, the most by
any conference school during the
10-year span. The Gators won the
SEC title in baseball and shared the
league crowns for volleyball and
The UF's men's program fin-
ished first, totaling 72 points for the
highest ever average of 10.29 points
in its seven sports.
The UF women finished third
with an average of 8.56' points (77
points in nine sports).
UF is hopeful of finishing among
the fiation's top 10 most successful
overall athletic programs for the.
22nd consecutive year when final
national all-sports rankings are re-
leased in June.
Overall All-Sports Standings
Place School Points Sports Average
1 Florida 149.00 16.00 9.31
2 Tennessee 135.50 15.00 9E-3
3 Georgia 137.00 16.00 8.56
4 Auburn 126.50 16.00 7.91
5 LSU 112.50 16.00 7.03
6 Alabama 99.00 16.00 6.19
7 Kentucky 95.00 16.00 5.94
8 South-Carolina 87.50 15.00- 5.83
9 Arkansas 83.00 15.00 5.53
10 Miss. State 67.50 13.00 5.19
11 Vanderbilt 54.50 11.00 4.95
12 Mississippi 60.00 13.00 4.62
20, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005
TENNIS, from page 20
While Thornqvist is not
looking to next year, that team
is coming together. He will
add two players and Gordon,
last year's player at court one
is, "more than likely rejoin
the -sam in the spring of '06,"
Next year's lineup could
2 wins in NCAA singles tournament
have a totally different dy-
"We'll have five players at
21 years or older next year,"
Thornqvist said. "And that
certainly adds a lot of maturity
to the lineup. And that I like. I
think we'll be really good."
SINGLES ACTION: UF's singles
tournament started with a
bang and a whimper, and,
most importantly, two Gators
Magley, who is fifth in the
singles rankings, was in a
tight match with Stanford's
Whitney Deason. Struggling
with a sore hip, Magley split
the first two sets, and was be-
hind 4-0 in the third. Yet she
came roaring back, winning
the match, 7-6 (9), 5-7, 6-4.
"I just have to dig deep
and have faith," Magley said
of her third-set comeback.
"Today, I don't know how that
happened. I just kept trying."
.Magley's partner in the
doubles tournament, Reyes,
had no problems, as she de-
feated South Florida's Neyssa
Etienne, 6-0, 6-0.
Magley and Reyes continue
singles play tomorrow. They are
also in the doubles tournament,
along with freshmen team-
mates Whitney Benik and Lolita
Coach calls 2005 a 'phenomenal year' despite postseason
SOFTBALL, from page 20
pointing postseason without excuses or
In a subdued post-game press confer-
ence, senior Mandy Schuerman tried to
put the loss into perspective for a team
that returns eight of Saturday's nine
starters to next year's squad.
"It's pretty difficult that it was my
last time playing for the Gators, which
is sad for me," Schuerman said. "It's sad
for me, but the big picture is the team,
and they're going to do great next year."
Johns praised the
said. "But I'm happy
with this group as far
as things that we've
Schuerman been able to accom-
plish internally in the program that
didn't always externally show."
Saturday's loss capped off a postsea-
son that saw the Gators go two-and-out
in both the Southeastern Conference and
"The unity level, the work ethic level,
the ability to place themselves in the top
15 pretty consistently are things .this
team has done well this season," Johns
said. "But the problem is the postsea-
son, and that's the next step the program
needs to take.
"You take out the last three weeks qf
the season, and it's a phenomenal year.
IANNINGS, from page 20
who staved off elimination in the SEC
Tournament last year with a complete-
game shutout against Georgia.
Although he's pitched in relief all
season, it wouldn't surprise me if we
saw him in a starting role.'
But even the SEC Tournament isn't
what really matters.
As sad as it is, the Gators will be
judged on how they perform come
NCAA time. What should be the
home-field advantage in the Regional
Should.the Gators fail to make it to a
Super Regional, fans will once again be
disappointed. (Especially if the Gators
are eliminated by the Hurricanes).
To most, this team has overachieved
I have no reason to believe they
won't continue it, either.
The Gators have already proved the
rest of the SEC coaches wrong. But for
this excellent season to be remembered,
they'll have to keep it up for when it re-
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