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By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
and JESSICA RIFFEL
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Two Santa Fe Community College students
were found dead Saturday in Ocala National
Forest. Police say they may have been mur-
dered.
Amber Marie Peck, 26, and John Parker, 26,
both of Gainesville, were found shot to death
in a remote area of the forest three days after
they were supposed to return from a camping
trip, according to the Marion County Sheriff's
Office.


"We were hoping that they had decided to
stay a few days extra instead of finding them
the way we did," said Parker's sister Bethany.
Peck's roommate and father filed a missing
person's report Friday when they became anx-
ious to know their whereabouts.
"I knew there was something wrong when
a police officer showed up at my door ask-
ing if I knew where Amber and John were,"
Parker's sister said.
Peck's car was found Friday night near a
small dirt trail named Forest Road 65.
The next morning, family members, in-
cluding Parker's sister, discovered the bodies
where they had set up their camping gear.
Peck, originally from Michigan, loved trav-
eling, animals and nature, according to her
profile on MySpace.com.
Brand Gonzalez, her neighbor at Pinetree


Gardens Apartments on Southwest 20th
Avenue, said he frequently saw her riding her
bicycle.
"Hopefully we have enough physi-
cal evidence between the two
agencies and we'll get a resolution
quickly."
Keith Faulk
Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman

Peck participated in gymnastics for 15
years and enjoyed dancing, according to her
profile. She learned to swing dance and wrote
that she wanted to learn how to dance salsa in
the future.
Peck was considering pursuing a dual ma-


jor in zoology and wildlife ecology at UF but
was also accepted to James Cook University in
Australia, according to her profile.
Peck's family declined to comment.
Parker left behind an 8-year-old daughter,
cared for by his ex-wife.
Parker's sister said the group traveled 2.2
miles through the woods and knee-deep water
before they encountered the bodies.
"The whole experience was kind of a blur,"
said Parker's sister. "I just turned my face and
I couldn't look."-
The bodies were airlifted later that evening
and brought to the medical examiner's office
in Leesburg for further investigation.
Marion County Police department spokes-
woman Sue Livoti said it was hard to get
equipment out to the scene because of their
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GAINESVILLE COMMISSION

Tow fee vote favors students


By DONNA MITRANI
Alligator Writer

The Gainesville City
Commission voted unanimously
Dec. 12 to keep the maximum tres-
pass towing fee at $76.
The vote was the second read-
ing of a resolution meant to in-
crease towing fees by $8 to $84.
Student Government Lobby
Coordinator Thomas Philpot spoke
on behalf of the students at the
meeting. An attorney for one of the
towing companies argued that the
$8 increase was necessary because
of the increasing costs of business,
Philpot said. He did not specify the
reason for rising costs.
"Dec. 12's vote was a victory
for the students," Philpot said in a
press release. "Now we must con-
tinue to work with the Commission
in a spirit of cooperation on the
broader issues of towing through-
out the year."
Philpot, a 22-year-old public
relations senior, argued to the
commission that students would


not be able to afford an increase in
towing prices. He also spoke about
Gainesville's high amount of tows
compared to other cities in Florida.
"Dec. 12's vote was a vic-
tory for the students. Now
we must continue to work
with the Commission in
a spirit of cooperation on
the broader issues of tow-
ing throughout the year."
Thomas Philpot
Student Government lobby
coordinator

"People come at us with the
argument that if our students were
abiding with the parking rules, we
wouldn't have problems," Philpot
said.
According to Philpot, the real
goal is to reduce the amount of tow-
ing in Gainesville. He hopes that
this can be accomplished through
open discussions and compromise


among local businesses, towing
companies, commissioners and
student representatives.
In a press release, Philpot said
other issues that needed to be
addressed included educating
the public on towing policies and
evaluating where, why and how
abuses are occurring in the towing
industry.
"It's something we're going
to have to work on long term,"
Philpot said. "It's not going to hap-
pen overnight."
The Dec. 12 vote marks a Gator
Party platform promise accom-
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Despite this, UF junior Vladimir
Meyman said that he didn't care.
Meyman, 20, said that even if
the resolution had passed he still
would have parked wherever he
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"Towing sucks in general,"
Meyman said. "Regardless of
whether the prices raise or not,
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ADMINISTRATION

Two colleges to lose deans by end of next summer


Hynes is projected to up UF's visibility


Veterinary dean leaves UF for UT


By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Alligator Writer
jrichards@alligator.org


Terry Hynes, dean of the College of Journalism
and Communications, will leave her seat in July
to work with UF's public relations office, but her
long-term future at the university is indefinite.
Vice President for University Relations Jane
Adams described Hynes's tailor-made position
- assistant vice president for university relations
- as a temporary "special assignment." Where
Hynes goes from there will depend on her work
in university relations. An interim dean will be
appointed a few weeks before Hynes leaves her
current position July 1. .
Adams said Hynes solicited university rela-
tions around winter break. Adams accepted the
offer in hopes that Hynes's media expertise and
contacts would help UF's advertising campaign.
UF Provost Janie Fouke said she and Hynes
had been discussing a move for months.
"She's got connections all over the United
States," she said. "If the University of Florida
wants to be one of the Top 10 public research in-
stitutions in America, then we have to be known
in markets aside from Florida."
She added that Hynes has contacts in TV
stations and newspapers in New York, Boston,
Chicago, Seattle and Atlanta, many of them UF
journalism alumni.
Hynes has been dean of UF's journalism
school since 1994. Before that, she spent 19 years
at California State University in Fullerton's com-
munications department. She has also worked as
a newspaper reporter and copy editor.
"I have loved serving as dean of this college
during the past 12 years," Hynes wrote her fac-


ulty and staff in an e-mail. "I look forward to
watching the college continue to thrive from my
new role at U.E"
One of her new responsibilities will be to pro-
mote stories about UF via the journalism college's
public broadcasting stations, she wrote.
Fouke said no pay increase is planned for
Hynes. The dean's salary information was un-
available at press time.
Before the search for Hynes's permanent
replacement begins, the college will undergo
a "facilitated introspective
activity," Fouke said. Similar
discussions will happen at
other UF colleges.
In October, an independent
Accreditation team reviewed
the journalism college and re-
\ ported "an abiding and possi-
Hynes bly intractable breach between
the dean and the faculty."
About 20 faculty members told the team they
had experienced or feared retribution if they dis-
pleased Hynes.The team rated the college well
overall and granted it accreditation.
Asked whether the report related to Hynes's
transfer, Fouke wrote in an e-mail: "The outcome
of that was exceedingly positive, since every
single department received accreditation."
William McKeen, chairman of the journalism
department, wrote in an e-mail that the college
did great things under Hynes's leadership.
"The thing I liked most about her," he wrote,
"was that when I went into her office with an
idea, instead of shooting it down, she'd say,
'Great! Let's see if we can do that.' Sometimes
we could and sometimes we couldn't, but I can't
think of any time we didn't try."


By JOHN W. COX
Alligator Writer


The dean of UF's College of
Veterinary Medicine will step down
and take a position at the University of
Tennessee in February.
Joseph DiPietro, who has helped
raise millions for the college, will be-
come UT's vice president of agricul-
ture.
DiPietro's departure leaves five col-
leges at UF searching for deans.
"We're delighted with the role he's
played at the university for nearly a de-
cade," UF Provost Janie Fouke said.
Fouke said she hoped an interim
dean would be named within a month,
and the position would be permanently
filled by Fall.
"I really love Florida," DiPietro said.
"I've learned an awful lot from this
place."
DiPietro,. 54, said he will miss UF,
but the job in Tennessee was too good
to pass up.
"It's an opportunity to try my skills
at another level," he said. "It's just a
unique opportunity that doesn't come
along very often."
Since becoming dean in 1997, fund-
ing for the college's research has in-
creased to $12 million a year.
One of DiPietro's goals was to raise


money for a small-animal hospital, he
said. The college was able to raise $4
million for the project this year.
"I know he worked very hard to
build a small-animal hospital," said
John Dame, head of the Department of
Pathobiology.

"It's an opportunity to try my
skills at another level. It's just a
unique opportunity that doesn't
come along very often."
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However, the dean has done more
than just raise funds for research and
building, Dame said. He also credited
DiPietro with increasing the quality of
the college's education.
Part of that effort has been getting
new students into the college. DiPietro
has teamed with the Gainesville
Cycling Club to raise more than
$100,000 for scholarships over the last
eight years.
"That was a real fun event," DiPietro
said. "It helps us connect with the com-
munity."
DiPietro said he will miss everyone
he has worked with.
"It's a great place to work, and I've
had a great time here," DiPietro said.


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Shelving assembly slows slated library re-opening


* LIBRARY WEST WON'T
OPEN UNTIL THE END OF THE
SEMESTER.

By JOHN W. COX
Alligator Writer,

Library West, projected to
reopen early this Spring, will
hot open for at least four more
months, UF officials said.
The $30 million, two-year con-
struction and renovation of the
campus's main library was origi-
nally supposed to be completed
Feb. 9, but a compact shelving
process will take 18 weeks to
install, said Bill Covey, library
administrator.
"It's taken longer than we


dasey anuersion / Mnlllaur oLd,
Pictured above is the state of
Library West's construction in
January 2005. Progress on the
building's north face is shown in
the photo to the right.


thought," Covey said.
Officials hoped the library
would open in March, UF library
director Dale Canelas wrote in an
e-mail.
The shelving manufacturer
will deliver 56 semitrailer loads
carrying six tons of shelving,
Canelas said. Each load takes an
entire day to unpack.
When the shelving is complet-
ed, furniture must be assembled
and placed, and about 1 million
volumes of books will be moved
from storage to campus, which
will take six weeks.
Compact shelving will allow
the library to store more books.
Instead of having aisles between
rows of books, there is one aisle
for an entire room, and the rows
are moved by pushing a button,
library spokeswoman Barbara
Hood said.
"Some of these activities will
be done concurrently, some have
to be sequenced," Canelas said.
"We are still working out a mas-
ter schedule."
When it reopens, Library West
will have three times more seat-
ing, new group study rooms, a
presentation area where students
can use. technology to design
presentations for classes, new
computers, a study area for
graduate students and possibly a
Starbucks, Canelas said.
"We're hoping to get it open
this semester," Covey said. "It's
coming along as well as you
could hope with a big project."
The construction team lost
nine days of work last year due
to three hurricanes, he said.
Although the renovation will
add 50,000 square feet to the


Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff
Library West is still under construction, and the work will delay the building's reopening for at least 18
more weeks.


library, it will not be as large
as many other big universities'
libraries.
"We do not have as much
space as most universities of our
size, and we cannot seat as many
students as we should be able to
do," Canelas said.
However, she said architec-
tural design will allow for more
services and flexible seating.
The 37-year-old library was
closed Christmas Eve 2003.
During the closing, students
checked out the library's vol-
umes by ordering them on the UF


libraries Web site. To compensate
for the shutdown, library officials
increased the number of books
undergraduates could check out
to 100. Graduate students are
able to check out 250.
Although most of the project
is going well, the installation of
the Starbucks may be in doubt,
Covey said.
"The planning is being han-
dled by the vice president for
Administrative Affairs, and" he
has not shared any of the plans
with library staff, so we will all.
be surprised by the outcome,"


Canelas said;
Jonathon Mosley, a chemistry
junior, said he would love to have
a Starbucks in the library.
He said that although it's been
frustrating not having the library
available since he's attended UF,
he understands that big projects
take time.
Mosley said he would prefer
them to finish rather than have
students in the library while the
renovation continues.
"I'd rather it be completely
done," Mosley said. "We've al-
ready waited two years."


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Editorial


A fresh start

Students invited to get

involved
S s we return to campus gouged by textbook sellers, ag-
gravated by ungrateful roommates and heckled by ma-
J.A.lignant preachers in Turlington, we open a new chapter
in the thrilling history of our very own Independent Florida
Alligator. This time, we promise: no name-calling, no contro-
versial viewpoints and absolutely no pissing anybody off.
Just kidding.
But as we begin the semester, we find the hate mail over-
flowing the mailbox, the UF administration involved in more is-
sues than we can safely report on and our Opinions columnists
hunted to near extinction.
It's time we face the truth: We need some new blood.
From reporters to copy editors to Opinions columnists,
we're always on the lookout for talented journalists and com-
mentators, which is why we're inviting you all to our open
house this Friday from noon until 5 p.m. Literally every depart-
ment is looking for fresh talent.
Let's be cear: We need people, especially for this Opinions
page. We haven't had to ask the homeless guys in the alley be-
hind the building for help writing Opinions columns yet, but
we've come pretty dose.
If you're interested in a position as an Opinions columnist,
tote a 550-word column expressing a semi-coherent viewpoint
on a semi-relevant subject to the open house this Friday.
Additionally, our now-infamous cartoonist, Andy Marlette,
has moved on, so we're also looking for editorial cartoonist
prospects.
If, on the other hand, you don't have a preference for an area
of coverage, come on in anyway. Veteran Alligatorians will be
on hand to give you an idea where you might fit in. And even
if you don't find what you're looking for, at least there will be
free food.
If you'd like to contribute on a less-regular basis, we're
always accepting 150-word.letters to the editor and 550-word
guest columns. So whenever something irks you, inflames you
or just plain pisses you. off, drop us a line. We'd love to hear
from you.
In an entirely student-run newspaper, transitivity is a sad
but unavoidable truth, but this transitivity opens the door for
fresh ideas. As one class graduates and moves on, another steps
into the fold, prepared to brave the hellfire of incensed readers
and editors alike.
If you rise to the challenge, your work will be cut out for
you. While college students may find it difficult to grasp, the
world hasn't stopped turning over the'three-week vacation. On
the contrary; Republican super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded
guilty to various corruption charges, the avian flu gathered
steam in Asia and the New York Times broke the story that the
Bush administration has been ordering wiretaps at the limits of
constitutionality.
And that means we've got a lot of catching up to do. But
there's more than national news to keep us busy.
Looking ahead for the semester, we'll also have to endure an-
other SG presidentialelection, see if instructor Charles Grapski
can make heads or tails out of the Blue Key Gator Growl fiasco
and keep tabs on UF President Bernie Machen, who'll doubt-
lessly be up to all of his old shenanigans.
This Friday our doors will be open. This is your chance to
step up. Make a name for yourself. And remember: this really
is your newspaper.
So if you ever think that it sucks, you'll know who to blame.


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Emily Yehle
EDITOR
Bridget Carey
MANAGING EDITOR


Tom Durrenberger
OPINIONS EDITOR


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Afew days ago, I sat down with two Gainesville
residents concerned with the relationship be-
L.tween the black community and the Alligator.
After a semester of heated debate, we were all hoping
to make this Spring more unified and less divisive.
SIt turns out we agreed on the most important change
the Alligator must make: more diversity in the news-
room.
But deciding we need more diversity doesn't mean
we'll get more diversity. To do that, we need you.
Every semester, our staff is reshuffled and rejuve-
nated. Almost all the editors this Spring are new, and
we hope they will bring new perspectives and outlooks
to our reporting.
But to make the Alligator a better paper, we still need
all different kinds of reporters, artists, web designers,
copy editors, columnists and cartoonists.
We need those who've been offended by the paper.
We need those who think we've missed a good story.
We need those who want to get involved. And hey, we'll
also take those who think we're the greatest newspaper
in existence.
We'll also be looking for a Reader's Advocate, a posi-
tion unfilled last semester. This person.would serve as
the reader's voice to the Alligator staff and would be re-
sponsible for organizing meetings and forums between
the public and Alligator editors.
It's a new semester promising new beginnings.
The construction, of Library West is in its final stages,
enabling students to do actual research in a physical
library.
Couples of any sexual orientation, married or not,
will be able to receive benefits as UF employees.


to diversify staff
And UF President Bernie
Machen has promised to begin
programs aimed at eliminating
all campus waste by 2015.
With all this progressive ac-
m tivity approaching, the Alligator
Emily Yehle
E ily eh also is making improvements on
Editorial Notebook how it.reports the exciting, the
eyehle@alligator.org informative and the tragic. We're
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Undoubtedly, we will sometimes make mistakes. We
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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 7


Guest column

Malaria treatment gets unfair reputation in popular opinion


alaria kills about one child every
30 seconds, and the rate of those
contracting the disease is increas-
ing. The leaders of some developing coun-
tries are appealing to the international
community to support using DDT, the
most effective and inexpensive pesticide,
to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes.
But there's a catch.
DDT, when applied to the walls of
homes in countries like Uganda, has the
potential to prevent the deaths of millions
of individuals with few harmful side ef-
fects.
Though the' United States, Europe
and many international aid groups are
spending money to fight malaria, they
simply refuse to fund the purchase of
DDT despite its proven record as the
most successful mosquito control mea-
sure. Environmentalist hysteria generated
by hippies and other sundry liberals in
the '60s turned DDT into a dirty word.
Rachel Carson's 1962 book "Silent Spring"
"exposed" DDT's potentially damaging
effects on the environment when used in
large quantities. In high school, we were


all taught that Carson was a hero and DDT
is evil.
Carson's book spawned a media-fu-
eled fear campaign that resulted in a
ban on the chemical in the United States.
Environmentalists took the battle around
the world and helped restrict the pro-
duction of DDT, and malaria deaths in-
creased.
There's almost no evidence suggesting
DDT is harmful to the environment when
sprayed in reasonable doses indoors.
Before it was banned in the United States,
trucks were used to spray clouds of DDT
down whole city blocks, but no cancer- or
chemical-related deaths were ever re-
ported.
The campaign against DDT continues
today. President Bush had the oppor-
tunity to fight this junk science in 2001,
but he pandered to the environmental-
ists and supported a global ban on the
chemical through a United Nations treaty.
Ironically, most of the ban's advocates live
in countries that would be unaffected by
the ban.
Now, as politicians squabble over


Matthew
Melone
Cn ainc n it i


DDT's merits and
radical groups like
Greenpeace refuse
to swallow their
pride, about 2 mil-
lion people. die
from malaria each
year.


'"', V Most are under
the age of five.
American tax dollars, channeled
through the United States Agency for
International Development, are paying
for mosquito nets and other medicines not
nearly as effective as DDT. Even editors at
the New York Times have put their sup-
port behind the pesticide as Africa's best
hope for controlling malaria.
Yet aside from an occasional edito-
rial, malaria's death toll heightened by
America's distrust of the chemical is
largely ignored in the media.
. One exception is John Stossel of ABC
News program "20/20," who recently did
a story on the issue. He quoted scientist
Amir Attaran, who called USAID's policy
towards DDT "medical malpractice" and


"murderous."
Immediately following World War
II, governments used DDT to wipe out
malaria in North America and southern
Europe.
Now the same treatment is being de-
nied to Africa and developing .countries
around the world which are reliant on
donor nations to control the disease.
High death tolls and hospitalization
rates keep agricultural productivity down
and suppress development. If a nation
chooses to use DDT, it risks losing its
funding from American and international
aid groups.
Supporting and funding DDT usage
may not eradicate malaria. Mosquitoes
can develop a chemical resistance as they
have in Sri Lanka.
But ending the liberal panic surround-
ing this pesticide could save millions of
lives and improve the economies of coun-
tries devastated by the disease.
Until we put a stop to the hysteria, our
ignorance is costing both lives and money.
Matthew Melone is a journalism and
political science senior.


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Woman alleges two-man attack at Griffin Stadium


By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
Alligator Writer
srodriguez@alligator.org

A woman was reportedly at-
tacked and nearly raped Friday
night by two unknown men at
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
The woman, whose name po-
lice would not release citing con-
cern for her safety, was exercising
at the stadium at 9 p.m. when the


two men allegedly forced her into
an interior restroom and tried to
sexually assault her, according to
a University Police' Department
press release.
The woman was able to break
free of,the assault when conces-
sions employees inside the sta-
dium startled the assailants.
The men then fled toward the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
At about the same time, a large


crowd was exiting the center
after the UF gymnastics team's
season opener against Illinois.
GPD spokesman Lt. Joe
Sharkey could not be
Public reached for comment.
Safety Police have not
arrested anyone in
connection with the incident, ac-
cording to the press release.
One of the suspects is believed
to be a black male, 5-feet 5-inches


tall, approximately 18 years old
with short hair and thin build.
The man was described as
wearing a black shirt, low socks,
black Reebok sneakers and a
long, gold-link chain necklace,
according to the report.
The report stated the woman
described the other suspect as
a black male, 5-feet 8-inches tall
with a heavyset build.
He was described as wearing


a red shirt, brown-hooded sweat-
shirt with cream-colored sleeves,
long denim carpenter shorts and
white shoes.
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"World Famous" Stallions perform at O'Connell Center


* MORE THAN 4,000 PEOPLE
WATCHED THE LIPIZZANER STAL-
LIONS SHOW OFF THEIR TRAINING.

By JACQUELINE DAVISON
Alligator Writer

The "World Famous" Lipizzaner
Stallions rode into the Stephen C.
O'Connell Center on Saturday, performing
for 4,400 people in two shows.
Master of Ceremonies Troy Tinker has
been with the Lippizaner Stallions for al-
most 15 years.
"I like to watch the faces of the people
in the audience," Tinker said. "Watching
faces of people in the audience keeps it
fresh for me. If someone's having a good
time, it makes it a lot of fun for me to do."
The horses were originally trained to
perform their ballerina-like maneuvers on
the battlefield to protect the rider.
The rare white-horse breed has per-
formed for more than 23 million people in the
show's 36 years of touring.
Saturday's performances featured 13
horses showing off their extensive training of
six to nine years, Tinker said.
The show also educated spectators, as
Tinker narrated the horses' maneuvers.
"It's a very traditional presentation,
but you leam a lot about the history of the
horses," he said.
The horses showcase the performance
and presentation styles of the Spanish Riding


School in Vienna, Austria, which is consid-
ered the "Harvard" of the equestrian world.
The presentation focused on the breed's
historical significance.
The Lipizzaners are often called the "roy-
alty" of horses
They are believed to have been first bred
more than 2,000 years ago and have been
embraced throughout much of European
history.
Mozart wrote music specifically for these
horses to perform to.
"They were famous for taking these
Lipizzaner stallions and performing what
they called Grand Carousels with them,"
Tinker said. "People would dress up; it was
like a night at the opera."
The Lipizzaners have been featured in
many movies, such as Disney's "Miracle of
the White Stallions."
The horses, which can live up to 40 years,
are praised so highly because they all come
from one of six families.
One portion of the performance titled
"Airs Above the Ground featured the leaps
used by riders protecting themselves in

battle.
Saturday's performance ended with the
traditional Grand Quadrille.
The act included eight stallions in tra-
ditional formal costumes that performed a
military drill to music.
During World War II, the rare horses al-
most became extinct.
A source of national pride in Vienna, the


horses came under German control.
U.S. General George S. Patton is credited
with the stallions' preservation because he
issued the order to rescue them.
The horses were owned almost exclu-
sively by nobility and military aristocracy in
Europe for more than 400 years.


The performance also featured the
Spanish Andalusian, another rare breed
from which the Lipizzaner stallions were
bred.
The Andalusian was pivotal in Hannibal
crossing the Alps in his 218 B.C. invasion of
Italy.


Casey Lawson / Alligator
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Warmer weather follows a weekend of cold fronts


By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org
A cold snap greeted students as they ar-
rived in Gainesville on Saturday.
Temperatures dropped as low as 30
degrees Sunday morning and Saturday's
high was 52 degrees, 15 degrees below av-
erage, according to the National Weather
Service.
"A cold front came through and a high-


pressure system came in behind it," said
Marie Trabert, a meteorologist with the
Weather Service in Jacksonville.
She said the high-pressure system
contributed to the clear skies during the
weekend.
The Weather Service anticipated the
below-average temperatures and issued
freeze warnings last Friday and Saturday
nights.
Trabert said although two freeze


warnings were declared this weekend,
the Weather Service has issued fewer
warnings this year compared to previous
winters.
The Weather Service pre-
dicts warmer weather this
News week.
SWinds from the south and
low levels of the atmosphere will cause
temperatures to increase.
Gainesville residents can expect highs


in the mid-70s until Saturday, when the
predicted high plummets to 60 degrees.
"Temperatures will be above normal for
the next few days," Trabert said. "The next
cold front will bring it back to normal."
Trabert said last weekend's two-
day cold snap was unusually short for
January.
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By DANNY SANCHEZ
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Work crews will shut down
a lane on westbound Williston
Road beginning today while
the road is resurfaced between
Southwest 13th Street and
Southwest 34th Street.
However, all lanes will remain
open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4
p.m. to 6 p.m. to alleviate traffic
for rush-hour commuters, said
Chip Skinner, project spokesman
for the Florida Department of
Transportation.
Around "[Drivers]
Around
Gainesville may encounter,
some brief de-
lays," Skinner
said. "We shouldn't see any sig-
nificant backups."
Residents of the apartment
complexes adjacent to Williston
Road, such as Oak Hammock,
The Polos and Campus Lodge,
will not be blocked from entering
or leaving their homes, Skinner
said.
FDOT is advising drivers not
to seek alternate routes because
other westbound roads 'are also
under construction.
Work will begin on eastbound
Williston Road once the west-
bound side is completed, Skinner
said.
Skinner said an estimate of
when work would begin on east-
bound Williston Road was not
available.
On Southwest 13th Street be-
tween Archer Road and Williston
Road, drivers may face lane
closures for driveway work and
should be aware of construction
vehicles entering the road.
Drivers should also expect to
encounter delays on Newberry
Road between Northwest 80th
Boulevard and Northwest 109th
Street. Lane closures will be effect
from Monday through Friday be-
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Goldberg pleased with SG Gator Party's progress


By DAVID COHEN
Alligator Writer
dcohen@alligator.org


Eight months into his year-long tenure as
student body president, Joe Goldberg said he
is pleased with the job of his administration
and the Gator Party.
In 2005, Gator helped rid UF of the interna-
tional student fee, expanded the popular New
York Times/USA Today Readership Program
and reached a consensus with the Division of
Recreational Sports to replace their required
towel policy with disposable wipes.
"We are continuing to work on all of our
projects and issues," Goldberg said. "It's all a
learning process. We're not going to be able
to accomplish everything on our platform,
which is normal. We feel like we've been very
effective."
Goldberg's administration was one of


many since Fall 2002 to champion interna-
tional students' pleas. to end what had been
called a "discriminatory" fee.
The $50-per-semester fee was instituted in
2002 to cover the federally mandated task of
tracking, monitoring and reporting the activi-
ties of UF's 2,700 international students.
"We could never find where the money
was going," said former Student Body
President Nikki Fried, who was in office
when the fee appeared. "We obviously felt
that it was extremely discriminatory and
unfair. My automatic instinct was: What?
Why?"
Student Senate passed a bill providing
$45,000 from SG reserves for 30 more USA
Today papers a day, totaling 450 daily, and 48
-more New York Times papers a day, totaling
393.
Senate also passed a bill increasing gradu-
ate conference grants by $20,000. The money


will be used to fund 80 travel grants at $250
each. The Graduate Student Council was
struggling to meet the demand for travel costs,
which are typically $971 for each conference.
The Transportation Access Fee Committee
voted unanimously to ex-
tend the Regional Transit
System to include Sunday
service, which will begin
-in August. The increased
service will cost students 57
cents more per credit hour,
raising students' total trans-
Goldberg portation costs from $4.24 to
$4.81 per credit hour.
In the Fall election, turnout was 6,666,
which was about 2,000 voters over the norm.
Roberts said some feel that students don't
care about SG.
"Fall proves that to be a fallacy," Roberts
said.


But not all went well in 2005. The worst
part of the semester, Roberts said, was wit-
nessing the "unprepared" online voting sys-
tem during that election, which had some
students voting in the wrong races.
The Asian American community did not
receive a director, an accommodation which
the black, Hispanic and transgender commu-
nities enjoy.
"I think that the Asian American students
are extremely important to our campus,"
Goldberg said.
He said achieving a directorship is the
first step to erecting an Asian American cul-
tural institute.
Goldberg said expansion of the wireless
Internet service, inclusion of free online mu-
sic downloads and provision of more eco-
friendly buses have been slowed because of
high costs.


Online blogs give students way to discuss SG politics


By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Writer

Who are the potential candidates
for Spring's Student Government
elections?
Which former SG officials are
now dating current senators?
Gossip runs rampant between
the students of SG, and many of the
latest rumors are now just a mouse
click away.
Weblogs, or blogs for short, are
online journals that can track any-
thing from political discourse to an
individual's daily life. At UF, the


trend has taken hold of SG with an
assortment of student-run blogs that
cover a wide variety of topics, rang-
ing from new legislation to senators'
romantic involvements.
The UF blogging community
contains at least five active SG-cen-
tric blogs, while a few previoifs SG
blogs have either been shut down
by their operators or have shifted
topics.
"[UF blogger] Swamp Pundette
(at swamp-pundette.blogspot.com)
is known as the start of the SG
blog revolution," the author
behind the UF SG Dirt blog, at
ufsgdirt.blogspot.com, wrote in an


e-mail.
Though the Washington, D.C.-
based Swamp Pundette now pri-
marily covers stories from Capitol
Hill, her blog began February and
discussed UF political issues. By
summer, several
Student other SG blogs
Government had sprouted
up, including
UF GDI (God Damn Independent)
at ufgdi.blogspot.com and Greek on
a Leash, which has since been taken
down. UF GDI still exists but went
inactive in October.
She said SG blogs often contain
many inaccuracies. Additionally,


mudslinging and defamation in
blogs are concerning to some.
One reader, posting under the
pseudonym of "Concerned
Christian" in Not Anti-Greek,
Anti-System at notanti-greekanti-
system.blogspot.com, recently al-
leged that Student Senate President
John Boyles may have ties to a cult-
like organization.
Some authors use their blogs pri-
marily as an outlet for their concerns
about SG.
"This was my first (Fall) election.
I really didn't feel like I had that
much of a voice," said the blogger
who authors View from the Bottom


at ufview.blogspot.com. "[Blogging]
seemed like the best way to get my
opinion out there."
Still, UF GDI said most students
who aren't affiliated with SG are ei-
ther unaware of the blogs' existences
or simply don't care to read them.
Shivani Jaipershad, a telecom-
munications junior, said she was
encouraged to read SG blogs for a
class she took.
"I kind of stopped reading
them," she said, "because it lets you
know what the issues were, but I
wouldn't base my opinion off some-
thing I read in a blog, especially
these blogs."


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A Web site offering students the
chance to swap class notes and sell
textbooks for free makes its public
debut today.
Campusopencourse.com was
founded by three UF students with
the purpose to encourage interac-
tion between students enrolled in
the same courses, said co-founder
and computer engineering junior
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"I feel like there's a barrier be-
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even in large lecture courses, he feels
there are only a few other students
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and other information classified ac-
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The Web site took between five
and six months to develop and ap-
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students to exchange notes for college courses.


As of Sunday afternoon, it fea-
tured listings for 34 courses at-UF
and four at Florida State University,


and Gadala-Maria-said he expects
the site's database to expand
quickly.


"It'spretty much about distrib-
uting knowledge and distributing
education," he said.


One element that he said distin-
guishes Campus Open Course from
similar Web sites is that it is entirely
user-regulated, giving students the
power to rank other site members
using a method called the "karma
system."
When a user shares information
on the Web site, other students can
rate that user with either a "thumbs-
up" or "thumbs-down." Positive
ratings will give the information's
poster one karma point, while nega-
tive ratings will subtract one.
Although Gadala-Maria admit-
ted Campus Open Course could
potentially be used as a springboard
for cheating, he said users can regu-
late the site's content by flagging
posts they find inappropriate.
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really cheat is if they're allowed to
use their computers during a test,"
he said.
In addition to functioning as
a means for sharing class notes,
Campus Open' Course's interactive
message boards allow users to buy
and sell textbooks without a middle-
man.
UF freshman Claire Gamble said
the Web site seems like a good idea.
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Same-sex health care program met with resistance


By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Alligator Writer
jrichards@alligator.org

One month after UF extended its employee
health care benefits to same-sex partners, state
Rep. Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, is touting a bill
barring the use of state funds for.the program.
Cretul's bill would make it illegal for any
organization to use taxpayer dollars to fund a
domestic-partner benefit program.
UF officials are unfazed, though; since their
plan never intended to use state dollars. The
program relies largely on money from private
donors and federal grants.
"We attempted to design the.benefit so
it would not have the vulnerability of what
that proposed legislation appears to be ad-
dressing," said Kyle Cavanaugh, UF's vice
president for human resources. "We're still
moving forward."
Cretul was quick to clarify that he is not


fighting UF's efforts to include gay and les-
bian partners in its health care plan. He is only
refining what he said is "fuzzy" in Florida
Statutes: Same-sex partners are not included
in the state insurance plan.
S"This is not a:battle between me and UF,"
he said. "It's not a battle between me and those
who want a different type of relationship."
SCretul acknowledged he has personal ob-
iections to the beneht plan.
"I have a deep spiritual faith, but I under-
stand, too, that not everyone will agree with
that," he said. "I just happen to be one who
supports the idea that marriage should con-
tinue to be held in the elevated position."
UF's plan, dubbed the domestic part-
ner benefit plan, extends health care ben-
efits to partners of employees, gay or straight.
Applicants must prove financial interdepen-
dence with their UF-employed partners.
Administrators contend that the program
will help UF recruit and retain better faculty,


and that UF has been at a competitive dis-
advantage with rival schools who offer the
benefits.
"We want to be as competitive as we pos-
sibly can on the national scene, and this is yet
another step in that direc-
tion," Cavanaugh said.
Indeed, five of the Top
10 public universities offer
the benefits. Cretul said
1 UF can reach a Top 10 spot
without the benefit plan.
"When half of them
cretul in the Top 10 have it, half
of them don't," he said.
"There's no overwhelming majority."
He noted that four of the top
schools that offer the benefits are in
the University of California system.
"California is a much more liberal state than
Florida," he said.
Three other public schools in Florida of-


fer domestic-partner benefits: Miami-Dade
College, Hillsborough Community College
and Broward Community College.
MDC and HCC do not use the state insur-
ance program to fund their same-sex partner
benefit plans.
BCC's benefits administrator deferred a
Friday call and did not respond to an e-mail.
UF Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Affairs Director Tamara Cohen
said Cretul's bill does little more than raise
awareness about UF's benefit plan.
"There's not really a need for this bill," she
said.
Cohen said the program has widespread
support, but some people confuse it with an
endorsement of a relationship the state doesn't
recognize.
"People who like to get folks riled up about
gay marriage might use it to get folks riled
up," she said. "But this is not about gay mar-
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familiar sight to members of the church,
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location.
"Four-wheeled vehicles can't even get though the area,"
Livoti said. "It's not a well-defined camping area."
Marion County officials will be working closely with
Alachua County sheriffs to investigate the case.
"Hopefully we have enough physical evidence between
the two agencies and we'll get a resolution quickly," said
Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman Keith Faulk.
One of Peck's neighbors, local tattoo artist Josh Oshier,
said police came to his apartment and questioned him
about the killings.
Santa Fe Community College will conduct two informa-
tion and counseling meetings today at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in
Wattenbarger Building S, Room 329, at the Northwest cam-
pus. Larry Keen, assistant to SFCC President Jackson Sasser,
said the last time the college held similar meetings was after
a faculty member was killed on campus in 2004 during the
Fall semester. He said President Sasser sent his condolences
to the victim's families.
"We've begun to discuss some kind of memorial ser-
vice," Keen said. "But first we are contacting the families to
see what their wishes are."
The Ocala National Forest is known for having previous
incidents that are similar to Peck and Parker's case. Over
the years, police have often conducted searches through the
forest for missing people feared to be dead.
In 1966, two women went missing while visiting
Alexander Springs. They were never found.
In 1994, 18-year-old Florida State University student
John Edwards was killed and his sister was raped in the
park. The murderer was caught and sentenced to death.
Police are searching for a 1997 redJeep Cherokee, license
plate H79YXX, that they believe belonged to one of the
victims.
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16, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006


Bicycle taxi service saves sloshed students


By MEGAN DAVIS
Alligator Contributing Writer

After enjoying some
Jagermeister and a few bottles
of Bud Light at a Gainesville
bar one Saturday evening, UF
students Jesse Hoyer and Matt
Boomershine headed out the door
for a pizza and ended up com-
pletely lost.
Fortunately, salvation ap-
peared in the form of a bicyclist
pulling a seat on wheels. Hoyer
and Boomershine opted to forget
their hunger pains and hitch a


ride back to the bar on the pedi-
cab,, also known as a bike taxi.
"It was definitely safer than
walking back on foot because I
probably would've gotten hit by
a car," Hoyer said. "We had a
blast."
Joshua Musinski, owner
of Gainesville Bike Taxi, pro-
vides people like Hoyer and
Boomershine with rides around
town nearly every weekend of
the year. Most passengers travel
to and from local clubs, but some
ask for rides to the grocery store,
a football game or even the hos-


pital.
Drivers operate on tips, usu-
ally between $5 and $20, but will
set a minimum rate for distances
beyond downtown Gainesville.
Musinski has been in the bike
taxi business since 2003. The 26-
year-old started Gainesville Bike
Taxi in 2004 and now manages
about five other pedicab drivers
in addition to driving his own.
"I really love the interactive
quality of it how you have to
always be paying attention and
commanding the road," he said.
He said he is comforted by


Tim Hussin / Alligator Start
Josh Musinski, owner of Gainesville Bike Taxi, gives his passenger a ride downtown Saturday night.
Musinski's service'offers students an alternative to facing traffic in downtown Gainesville on the week-
end.


knowing that he prevents many
potentially dangerous situations.
Many people who request a lift
are too drunk to drive, ride their
bicycle or walk.
However, inebriated custom-
ers still must behave appropri-
ately. Musinski said he does not
tolerate name-calling or groping
during the ride.
About three months ago,
Musinski was transporting a
rowdy group to a bar downtown
when they started shouting racist
comments to Arab students walk-
ing by. Musinski said he immedi-
ately stopped the pedicab, refused
to take the group any farther and
charged them $20 for their offen-
sive behavior.
"I really like kicking people off
the bike taxi when it's required,"'
he said.
Gainesville residents are not
the only ones who reap the ben-
efits of bike taxis. Musinski said
pedicabs have become especially
popular in the United States dur-
ing the past few years for cost and
congestion reasons. Pedicabs take
up much less space on the road,
and pedaling is more economi-
cal and environmentally friendly
than using a fuel-powered ve-
hicle.
Musinski said he has not had
any accidents since he began
driving bike taxis in Gainesville
and only knows of one incident
that occurred with another driver
prior to 2003.
Joe Daley, vice president of
Palm Imports in Daytona Beach,
manufactures pedicabs and said
he has not received complaints
From customers regarding safety
issues.
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the country without problems,"
Daley said.
Bike taxis have been used in
China since the 16th century, he
said. However, they are known
as rickshaws and require a person
on.foot to pull a cart full of pas-
sengers.
Bike taxis are used most of-
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lot to an arena, as is usually the
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Rush week pushed back


* FRATERNITY RECRUITING BEGINS
NEXT WEEK.

By KYLIE CRAIG
Alligator Writer
kcraig@alligator.org

Students hoping to receive a bid from a UF
fraternity will have to wait an extra week this
Spring.
The Interfratemity Council will begin
Spring rush week Jan. 17, one week later than
usual.
Spring rush traditionally begins the first
week of classes.
A recruitment forum will be held
Wednesday for fraternity hopefuls at 8 p.m. in
the Rion Ballroom B of the Reitz Union.
IFC Vice President of Membership Brian
Galgay said recruitment week will be post-
poned so that students who attend the forum
will have a week to decide whether or not
Greek life is for them.
"We're providing the potential recruits
with time to reflect," Galgay said. "With that,
they're armed and equipped to make the best
decision possible."
A tabling session featuring representatives


from all 25 IFC chapters will take place imme-
diately following the forum. There, students
can learn more about the organizations and
hear what each has to offer.
Recruitment week will officially begin the
afternoon of Jan. 17. Potential members can
visit any IFC chapter house for lunch, dinner
or evening events.
During the week, students may be offered a
bid from any of the fraternities they
Greek visit. They can accept or turn these
-" '. down at any time during the week.
The decision to accept a bid and
pledge must be made'by the night of Jan. 21.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon recruitment chair
Bryan Tudeen said he feels the extra time will
help recruitment week run more smoothly.
"It gives the fraternities a week to prepare
for rush with everyone in town," Tudeen said.
However, Tudeen said ending the week-
long event Saturday instead of Friday will be
less convenient.
Galgay said the number of students who go
through recruitment week in the Spring is usu-
ally half of that in the Fall.
For more information and a recruitment ap-
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Wood rot leads to construction at Gainesville Place


Andy Apicella / Alligator Staff
Residents of Gainesville Place Apartments are facing damage to their
porches from rotting wood. Construction crews are working daily to fix the
damage.


By NICK PATRICK
Alligator Contributing Writer

Sleeping peacefully, UF
senior Naomi Davies was sud-
denly awakened by a loud
thump followed by a picture
frame hitting her in the leg.
A construction crew was
working on Davies's rotting
porch at Gainesville Place
Apartments, part of a larger
effort to correct water damage
and rotting wood discovered
shortly after the property was
purchased last May, said Eric
Blevins, director of operations
for Paradigm Properties.
"All the wood in the porches
was completely rotted," Davies
said. "They tore the whole thing
down and rebuilt all three sto-
ries over the span of about a
month."
The damage was discovered
during minor repairs over the
summer; Blevins said.
"We were doing some minor
trim work after we acquired the
property when we started no-
ticing the deteriorated wood,"
he said. "We were as much in
shock as anybody."
The property's previous
owner, Place Properties, could
not be reached for comment.
Blevins said experts were
brought in immediately to as-
sess the damage and begin
planning the repair work, but
the job turned out to be more


than Paradigm anticipated.
"The level of wood rot was
unprecedented," he said. "Some
of the affected buildings were
only three and four years old."
The exact cause of the dam-
age has not been determined,
but Paradigm believes the re-
pairs will correct the problems,
Blevins said.
"I'm glad they took care
of a problem that needed
attention, but the 8 a.m.
jackhammer wake-up
calls got really old."
Ashley Pennington
UF student


"I believe we reacted fast
and appropriately," he said.
"We took every measure to fix
the problems the quickest way
and the right way."
While the repair of the rot-
ted porches is a relief, the
construction still made for an
uncomfortable Fall semester,
said Ashley Pennington, a UF
sophomore.
"I'm glad they took care of
a problem that needed atten-
tion, but the 8 a.m. jackhammer
wake-up calls got really old,"
she said.
In addition to the noise,
the porch construction also
resulted in a major water leak,
Pennington said.


"We're on the first floor, so
the second-story porch had al-
ways shielded our living room
window from the weather," she
said. "After the porches were
gone, the water just started
pouring in because the window
wasn't sealed correctly."
Maintenance workers quick-
ly resealed the window, but the
water had already started flood-
ing the living room, Pennington
said.
"The carpet was soaked.
The wall was stained, and our
couches could have been ruined
if we hadn't gotten home in
time to see the leak," she said.
Despite the hassles of the
construction, Pennington said
she believes Paradigm reacted
appropriately to the problem
at hand.
"Construction is always an
inconvenience, but you don't
want the porch upstairs to fall
on top of you," she said. "You
can't have it both ways."
Some of the buildings were
damaged more severely than
others.
"They told us that the wood
rot was so bad that the balco-
nies had pulled away from the
wall," said Danann Dittbenner,
a UF sophomore.
Workers have boarded up
the doors leading to the affected
porches, and residents were ad-
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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006


U For Rent j
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It's not too late!
Escape the dorms this spring
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Cable*Gated*Sauna*24hr Gym*Tanning
*Close t'?UF!*Lease for SPRING*377-2777
4-26-72-1


Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands-
Annual lease
Now as low as $355 monthly
inc all utilities ph 336-9836
4-26-72-1


NEED ROOMMATES?!
Private Bed/Bath, in 3/3 Apt.
$489 for all utilities, furn, & internet
Call 336-3838
4-26-72-1


Want a Change for The New Year?
Furnished Utilities* Cable* Intemet
New Year special from only $450!
Hurry only 4 rooms left! 372-8100
4-26-72-1


HUGE *AFFORDABLE 1, 2 & 3BR
Spiral Staircase Skylight
Pool 2 Tennis Cts
Indvl lease & Utility Pack
Now and Fall 377-7401 4-26-72-1



Close to UF
FREE Roommate Match
FREE CABLE, FREE Utilities
FREE Alarm FREE Furniture
FREE Tanning, WID, PC Lab
24-hr Gym, Gated Entry
"* Only $485, 372-0400
4-26-72-1



1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
4-26-72-1


Raising the standard of luxury to an
unprecedented level...
4/4's from $455 509!
More amenities than you can dream of
FREE: internet, cable, wld, pc lab, gym
3 buses/RM match! Call 352-271-3131
4-26-72-1


! | For Rent
furnished


Walk to SFCC
Roll out of bed and
into class.
$439 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethemet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match.
379-9300
4-26-72-1

COLLEGIATE LIVING ORGANIZATION
Spring Leases Available!
Only $275/mo w/ethemet, itil, parking, fur-
nished, one block from campus! 377-4269.
Grove.ufl.edu/~clo 4-26-72-1

M/F, NS, Grad student/Professional wanted
to recent gorgeous furn room in new home.
1.5 mi to Shands.. Kitchen, living room, laun-
dry facilities included. $425/mo + share utils.
Call 336-5450, 954-328-2863, 954-646-1341
1-31-31-1

FIRST MONTH FREE
Sublease available now-May 2006 Apt fully
furnished (4/2). Great female roommates.
Within 1 mi from UF. Rent $390 + util. 305-
318-1040 1-13-14-1

GAINESVILLE PLACE Must leave town.
Spacious, clean, 1br/lba in 4br/ba. spring
and summer. incl cable, net, utils, wshr/dryr.
$465 mo. (will give $500 at signing) 813-695-
6322. 1-20-15-1

Furnished Apt for Relet. 4BR/4BAdeluxe w/3
female roommates @ the Estates less than
1 mile from campus. $499/mo. Call 423-878-
3545 1-31-16-1

Roommate wanted to share 3BR/2BA.
VINTAGE VICTORIAN HOME
2 mi from UF $400/mo + 1/3 utils. 1st + sec.
No pets 772-359-9162 12-7-11-1

SAINT CHARLES CONDO
Brand new 2BR/2BA. W/D, NW 3rd Ave.
Available. 386-295-3194 12-7-5-1

ASAP SPRING LUXURY APT 2BR $485/
mo full amenities, pvt carport, utils,
pools, gym, study rms, entertainment rm.
EVERYTHINGI Hi-spd i-net & wireless. 1
min to UF, 34th & 20th Ave. 305-332-2204
12-7-5-1

The Estates (The Exchange) 1BR/1BA
in 3BR/3BA near campus Fully furn,
free cable, dsl, utilities. Jan-1 Aug 7th.
nmb2boca@aol.com or 561-706-9808 12-
7-4-1


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Countryside Apt. Pvt. Bathroom, walk-in
closet, wireless, nice & tidy female room-
mates. $425 inc. utils. Avail. Dec 8. Call (239)
682-0488. 12-7-4-1

Archer-Rd. Efficieny Apt..w/ Bath. includes
utils., .W/D, TV, Lines too. $400/mo, $250
deposit, Call Betty 372-1191 12-7-4-1

$436/MO Fully furn. Amenities included.
Campus Lodge. A great place to live. Call
954-465-3284 12-7-3-1

Fully furn. 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA Campus
Lodge. Huge gym, tanning, biggest pool
in G-ville, bball, carwash, scr. patio w/fan,
stadium seating to watch 2 TVs! Incls. fast
internet, cable w/HBO, alll util. incl. elec, nice
furn Discounted $425 neg. 727-743-7926
12-7-3-1

FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED!
BRAND NEW Campus View Apts on 13th &
Archer. 3BR/3BA $500/month + utilities. Fully
furnished! Call 305-525-0499 1-13-5-1

JAN & FEB FREE RENT
1/1 in a spacious 2/2, 3/3, or 4/4 apartment
in SW Gainesville. Fully furnished, all utili-
ties included. Please contact 904-910-8300
1-13-5-1

Spacious 4BR Condo. Less than one mile
from UF. Spring & annual leases. 4BR/4BA
w/private BA. All until. incl. $400/MO each.
Call now 954-560-7286 1-30-15-1

Female needed for 1/1 in 4/4 $450/mo. All
util. incl. Free cable/internet/phone. Great
roomMates! Safe complex. Jan rent free! Call
954-461-3737 Don't miss out! 1-23-10-1

Brand new fully furnished 3BR/3BA condo
* Private owner 904-269-4715 0 $450 per
BR/BA 0 Across from UF campus at Campus
View Condos. Immediate availability. 1-
30-15-1

NW area Mater Br/priv BA in spacious 3/2
house CH/A, DW, W/D, $435 + share elec/
gas Great for grad or prof. Non-smoker, no
pets, off 13th/39th. 813-361-7202 1-13-5-1

Cable, ethernet, util, wireless & much more
are free & waiting for you @ LaMancha.
Walk to campus. All you need is your clothes.
Full amenities. 2 male roommates needed.
$400/mo jmj4all@ufl.edu. or 561-386-8526
1-13-5-1

One room in 4BR/4BA Countryside
Apartments. on bus route, W/D, util, cable,.
internet included. $425/mo for female non-
smoker. Call 352-275-6504 1-13-5-1


furnished

Female roommate wanted. Cozy, warm
& artistic house in the duckpond. Share
w/professional artist. Beautiful/private liv-
ing. Call 377-1005. Available immediately.
1-20-10-1


For Rerit
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QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-7-72-2

ACROSS FROM UF
1BRs from $460
Laundry on site, pets ok.
Central Air, walk in closet.
Open Weekends 371-7777
4-26-72-2

LYONS SPECIAL
$99 1st month's rent
377-8797
4-26-72-2

Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $489
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
4-26-72-2

AVAILABLE JANUARY!
* HUGE floorplans! Great Pools!
* Water/Sewer included! Pets OK
*1BR $559 2 BR $605!
* Bus or bike to UF 335-PARK
4-26-72-2

LIVE DOWNTOWN FOR SPRING!
Studios, 1/1s, 2/2s & 3/3s
Pool*Alarm*Pets Welcome
Available January! 338-0002
4-26-72-2


OSUN BAY APTSO
*Some furnished avail*
**Walk or Bike to Campus 0*
1-1 $460/mo902-1 $520/mo
www.sunisland.info ***376-6720
4-26-72-2

1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $375 $450, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066. 4-26-72-2


For Rent
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MOVE IN JANUARY!
* Stress free living! Great rates!
* 1BR from $489 2BR'from $559
* Beautiful pools/courtyards* Pets OK
* Walk/bike to UF 372-7555
4-26-72-2


3/3 Luxury Avail. Now
Roommate match for Jan.
24hr. Gym, Comp. Lab, Tan
Close to UF Law, & SW Rec.
Call 352-379-9255 4-26-72-2


Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-26-72-2

APTS FOR JAN! Huge 1 bedrooms!
Fabulous 2 and 4 bedrooms!
We love pets! Pool, tennis
Amazing location! going FAST!
376-4002 pinetreegardens.com
4-26-72-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-26-72-2

There's no place like home
Make us yours!
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/BA TH
Cable*Gated*Sauna*24hr Gym*Tanning
*Close to UF!*Lease for SPRING*377-2777
4-26-72-2

**Beautiful and New*
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Intemet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable/Tanning/Gym
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
374-FUNN (3866)
4-26-72-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-6-168-2


SUN ISLAND
1.1 from $480.00 2.1 $530.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
www.sunisland.info
4-26-72-2


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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 21


U For Rent
unfurnished

4/4 Townhome for Fall
Across from UF
W/D, Alarm, DW .
From $550 per BR suite
Open Weekends 371-0769
4-26-72-2

AVAILABLE JANUARY
Studio and 1BRs From $529
Across From UF, Pets Ok.
Laundry on Site, Wood Floors Avail
Open Weekends 371-7777
4-26-72-2

LIVE STUDY PLAY
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3BR/3BATownhomes
Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym,
Aerobics, W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms
*The Laurels, 335-4455*
4-26-72-2

NOW LEASING FOR JANUARY
1 br for $609 or 3br/2ba for $880
Great location Spacious Incl some utils
Alarms, park FREE @ UF, Pets welcome
www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111
4-26-72-2
**Summer Leases Avail.***
2 & 3 Bdrm Twnhms
Luxury/Gated Cable w/HBO
Tanning*Gym*Comp. Lab*Dog Park
Call for specials 377-2801
4-26-72-2
-1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats 00 $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 00 $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $725/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 0 376-2507
4-26-72-2

Its Never Too Early!
Huge 2 and 3 Beds for January!
Cable W/D Pool Gym Pets Ok
Pre-leasing for 2006! 372-8100
4-26-72-2





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NEWLY RENOVATED
Affordable, Quiet living
HUGE 1& 2BR* Pool
Skylights* 1.5 miles to UF
Furn Avail 377-7401*
4-26-72-2

ENORMOUS 3BR
Avail for Current and Fall
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Ind lease, Fum & Util Avail
Great Specials*377-7401 4-26-72-2

CLOSE TO CAMPUS
Available now!
2BR/1BAApt. $475
3BR/1BA Duplex $600
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 4-26-72-2

*Large affordable apartments*
2/2.5 & 4/2.5 TH wWV/D. No pet restrictions!
Pool, Gym, B-ball, Tennis, Racquetball, UF
parking. Available Jan 2006 @ (352) 332-
7401 4-26-72-2

Going, Going, GONEI!
2BR/1BA only $675
Spacious floor plan, Quiet atmosphere
Move in TODAY! 376-1248
4-26-72-2

STUDIO APT.
60 Sec. walk to UF. 1 or 2 rooms. Short
term avail. $350 & up. Call 352-538-2181
4-26-72-2

BIG & CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
3/2 apt 1300.sq ft $695
1800 NW4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
373-4423 www.maximumre.com
8-16-131-2

INDIVIDUAL AND SEMESTER LEASES
AVAILABLE FOR THE WINTER SEASON
Convenient UF access $375 to $620/mo
Action Real Estate Services 352-331-1133
1-15-31-2


Campus Realty
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
www.campusrealty.com/rentals
4-26-72-2

One mile to campus & Shands 2BR/1.5BA
Avail. Aug. 1st Wood floors, W/D, DW, clean,
no pets, sm, 1038,SW 6th Dr. $600/mo
239-898-9317 1-31-40-2


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Close in. Lots of green space. Large 4BR/
2BA Home Screen porch. No pets. $800/MO
Call (352)378-9220 or 213-3901 4-26-72-2

2 STORY COUNTRY HOUSE
3BR/2BA, large living rm, separate dining
rm, zoned commercial, ideal home/office on
SWWilliston Rd. near ShandsNA. $875. Call
Kathy 215-1728, Lisa 372-9000 1-20-17-2

*CONDOO 3BR/3BAfurn, pool, tennis, bus
rte, W/D, fridge, Oaks Mall near. lyr+ $1100/
mo, OHOMEO 3BR/2BA 1 car garage,
fireplace, gorgeous 1+ acres, young prof,
area $1350/mo. Trippe Realty 538-1133.
1-27-18-2


****CHEAP-**
1BR apts near UF & downtown start
$395/mo. Available now. Call 371-32
18-10-2


Cute downtown 2BR/1BA bungalow w/
fireplace, W/D, DW, screen porches, garden,
carport, free parking and has natural gas!
$950/mo + util, 1st mo + $500 sec dep. 352-
871-5633 1-11-4-2

2 ROOMS AVAILABLE in 3BR/2BA house 12
mi to UF & 5 min to SFCC. Pets welcome,
quiet area $400/mo each incl utils & hi speed
internet. Prefer F, NS. Call 352-206-0543
1-13-6-2

CLASSIC REMODELED OLD HOUSE
3/1 + Bonus room, new kitchen, bath, hard-
wood floors. Student Ghetto. Close to UF.
$795 lease. 371-9409 1-25-12-2

Avail Feb. 1st Renovated 4BR/3BA house
2blks from UF. $1250/mo. W/D new appli-
ances & sun room 352-283-2828 1-31-
16-2

3 rooms for rent. Short term/spring semester
leases. $250/Mo plus part utilities. Contact
Jen 407-947-9748 1-30-15-2

LET US PAY YOUR BILLS UNTIL FEB 1ST
Large 1 and 2 bedrooms. Free water, sewer,
pest control. Open Saturdays. Ventura Apts.
1902 SW 42nd Way 352-376-5065 2-6-
20-2

2BR/1.5BA apt. Recently remodeled. Mill
Run Subdivision. Community pool available.
W/D hook ups. $675/MO Call 352-376-7801
1-23-10-2


For lent
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Two BRs each w/private. BA in quiet 3 BR
house overlooking pond. Grad/professional.
students 2 blocks to law school/10 mins to
campus (NW 24 Street) $330/mo lease thru
July, Contact Ani (anidelaq@yahoo.com) or
Dave (dwg001@aol.com) 1-23-10-2

LIVE ON UF LAKE
Pristine Bivens Arm Condo. Huge 2BR/2BA.
Lrg den, 3rd BR hardwood floors, pool incl.
$1200/mo 321-231-1505 1-31-16-2
HALF OFF 1st month's rent. 2/1 Apartment
'on main bus route, across from Butler Plaza.
$500/mo, $500 security. 3829 SW 37th
Street, 352-317-0765 1-23-10-2


3BR/2BA Located directly on 12 bus route
with spacious fenced-in backyard. Willing to
" work with individual leases. Call 352-871-
ting @ 6922 1-23-10-2


60 1-


Rent cute 3BR/1BA home in NE. Hardwood
floors, tile, carpet, attached laundry w/W/D,
attached enclosed carport w/office, fenced
backyard. $800/mo. 375-1971 1-13-5-2
Great 2/2 house off Millhopper Rd. 1 acre
fenced yard, W/D incl, excellent privacy
$900/month neg. 352-281-7765 1-30-15-2
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. Large room
w/pvt BA 6-12 mo lease. Perfect for grad/intl
students. Sparkling furn/unfurn Ig home in
Kirkwood. $350-$450 + uitl. 352-375-6996
or 352-284-0979 2-6-20-2
HAILEY GARDENS 2BR/2.5BA BRAND
NEW CONDO COMMUNITY..CLOSE TO UF,
RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, BUS & 1-75.
BRAND NEW W/D, PETS NEGOTIABLE.
$900/MO & $1000 SEC. CALL 494-6270
1-13-5-14


I Subleases


First month's rent free! 2/1 apt behind
Chipolte on NW 15th St. Walking distance to
campus and bars. Pets welcome. W/D facility
and pool. Call Eric 352-514-6190 1-9-15-3

ASPEN RIDGE!
1BR/1BA Vaulted Ceilings W/D Dishwasher
Unfurn. $660/mo. Call 352-359-6615. Avail.
Jan! 1-17-10-3
1BR in 3BR/2BA apt. 1 mile to campus.
Fitness etc, tennis, pool. $225/mo + utils.
Avail Dec thru July. Call Marisa @ 404-395-
8618 1-9-5-3

1/1 AT SUNRISE APTS
$429/MO walk/bike or bus 9,35,36 to UF
Avail. NOW or for JAN FREE. Call Zsolt 352-
256-7662 or Leo 352-372-1894 1-18-10-3

$350 signing bonus. Cambridge at G-ville.
Male for 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Avail in
spring sem.w/sum opt. Furn, 24hr study rm.
w/hi spd. int. Bus rt 9 & 34. Terrific amenities.
spr $515 all incl, sum $465. 561-368-7361
1-18-10-3
COLLEGE VIEW 1BR/1BA
walk to UF& the bars! Ground floor, corner,
brick floors, large windows. $540/MO Jan.-
Jul 31. Pets okay. No deposit. Call Chris
514-5735 1-10-5-3

1BR in 4BR/4BA apt @ The Estates. 1st
floor, furnished, pool view, utilities included.
$504/mo. Call Brett @ 352-223-9162 1-
13-5-3

FEET FROM LAW SCHOOL!!
1/1 in 3/3 $515/MO Big room, great location!
119 SW25th St. 561-504-5468 1-13-5-3
University Glades. Room for rent in 4BR/
2BA. Utilities and cable included. W/D in unit.
High speed internet. Pool/fitness & tanning.
Males wanted. Call Samantha @ 352-359-
6354 $375/MO 1-18-7-3
Sublease start Feb/March $750/MO 1BR w/
one extra room. OffTower Rd. Call Lauren @
331-4906 1-13-5-3
1st MONTH FREE $495/MO sublease w/7
month left @ The Cambridge. Call Marlene
@ 239-290-0585 1-13-5-3
UNIVERSITY COMMONS 1BR in 4BR/2BA
w/sitting room, W/D, fitness ctr., pool, comp.
lab. Close to UF. On bus route. $395/MO
incl. utils. Avail immed. Call 516-931-1361
1-20-9-3


B/ Subleases


Room available in Country Gardens
by VA Hospital. $330/MO with $250 deposit
Available now! Please call 646-284-2595
1-13-5-3

BRAND NEW-OXFORD TERRACE Huge 4/
4 Common rooms beautifully furn. $499/MO
incl. util, internet, W/D. Jan to Aug. Parking
space also available. Helen: 561-213-4854
or hballerano@aol.com 1-13-5-3 -

1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA Oxford Manor Utils.
incl. Furnished except BR. Great amenities &
great bus rte. W/D in unit $440/MO Available
now. Call 386-547-9131 1-30-15-3

Santa Fe Pointe sublease $399/MO com-
pared to $439/mo save $40 every month.
Incldes utilities and HBO one of nicest inte-
riors in Santa Fe Pointe for more 367-0631
1-13-5-3

4 Blocks to campus. Discounted rent.
Huge room, huge closet, wood floors, pool,
fenced yard. One room in 5BR home. M or
F. Friendly, quiet roommates. Call Cory 904-
234-5214 1-13-5-3

Female @ Melrose Apt. 1BR1BA in 4BR/
4BA. W/D in unit. Cable/int/unitl included.
Fitness center, pool, spa, b-ball, v-ball,
tennis, computer & game room. Jan Aug
$367/mo 916-295-4090 1-13-5-3

Female @ The Landings 1BR in 2BR/3BA
lakeview townhouse. 2 mi to UF. Fum except
BR. Balcony, W/D in unit, cable, microwave,
gym, -pool, tanning, sec sys, UF parking
decal incl. Avail Jan-Aug. $421/mo Call 352-
376-6301 1-13-5-3

AVAIL NOW!"Sublet 1Br/1BA of 2BR/2BA
$435/mo. ($100 a month off!) Fully fum
The Estates Apts. On 20th St. Many more
perks. If interested, contact Patricia at 863-
528-4670 or sweetie/_pie@hotmail.com
1-23-10-3

HIDDEN LAKE 2BR/2BA 1st mo rent & redoc
fee FREE! Hi-spd int, W/D, DW, TV in ktn,
cable/hbo/showtime, screened porch, free
tanning, pets welcome, gym, pool, 1st floor,
1.5 mi from UF $445.50/rm Call Rebecca
352-267-2423 oir Katie 352-871-5680 1-
13-5-3


Roommates

Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-26-72-4

Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-26-72-4

F NS grad/prof needed for 1BR in BRAND
NEW 2/2 condo. 2 mi to UF on bus rte.
W/D. $475 + 1/2 util/mo. Common area
furnished, tile firs. No pets. 904-386-6485 or
apena13@ufl.edu 1-30-97-4

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near the Library downtown. $285-$360/rm +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 1-13-20-4

Female only 1 room w/screened balcony,
share BA. $275/mo. Located between UF &
SFCC w/ bus route. Close to Mall & NFRMC.
On site W/D, pool, gym, tennis, other ameni-
ties. Sparrow Condo (352) 514-3425 1-
13-27-4

Non-smoking female roommate wanted. Nice
3BR/2BA house. Call Melissa 766-766-5682
for info: Starting Jan. 2006 1-13-10-4

Share 3BR/2BA 1550 sq ft townhome, pvt
bath. Located off Newberry by mall. Modern
updated new furn. W/D, hi-spd inernet, cable,
phone & all utils incl $480/mo. Female only.
Call Helena @ 727-501-5191 1-11-5-4


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$250 Nice large room in cool house near UF
DSL, W/D, big fenced yard, great studer
roommates, good study atmosphere, flexible
lease 371-9409 1-20-11-4


1 BR1 BA $342/mo
Cable included + 1/2 utilities. W/D, Dec rent
free. Call 352-514-2392 12-7-1-4

Female roommate wanted for 3BR/2BA
new house. Furnished house w/lakeview.
$315/month includes all utilities. Cable int
and basic TV. Call Linda @ 561-843-1886
1-12-5-4'

M/F roommate for 2BR/1.5BA SW43rd St.
Southfork Oaks rent: $390/mo + 1/2 electric.
High speed internet 25/mo. Call Sergei at
352-246-1775 1-20-10-4

Furnished 1BR w/private bath Campus View
Condo. Corner of 13th & Archer. Wireless
internet. All utils included. $465/mo. W/D,
available now. 989-980-2820, 989-362-8490
1-12-5-4

Need female roommate to share 2BR/1BA
apt. $250/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 256-6389 1-
13-5-4

Ready NOW! M or F to share nice 2/1.5
twnhs w/21yr SF M. W/D, DW, pool on SW
20th Ave. Must see! $350 + 1/2 utils. 352-
871-7460 1-13-5-4

Roommate wanted to share 2BR/1 BA house.
Walking distance from campus $300/mo
+ 1/2 utils. Call Alex 682-6691 for details.
1-13-5-4

Only $300/MO. Walk to UF Private room
& bath. Parking, pool, fully furnished, W/D.
Oakbrook. Female upper division/grad
student. Call 352-284-0859 or Cell 352-371-
2194 1-13-5-4

2 roommates $85 P/W + utils. Col/TN
MAX/CAB. On bus route. Priv. rooms. Rent
+ util negos. For 1 day work. 376-0384 or
pager 202-7074 for imed. response + info.
1-23-10-4

1 room available ASAP: Newly renovated
large home 4BR/2BA, deck, hot tub, 1/2
miles from Campus Lodge. Covered carport,
.,400/MWlqhcl. utils. No smoking. 772-631-
1581 taji050@ufl.edu 1-13-5-4

2BR apt share w/28 yr old male by mall. Own
full bath, walk in closet, fully furn., 60" TV,
pool, gym, smoker ok. Responsible student
or employed F/T. Must have car $400/mo Ist/
last. 352-246-4350, 352-333-9428 1-13-5-4

BR/BA convenient, quiet, park-side, NE
home. Professional or serious massage/grad
student F, N/S, mature, quiet/clean. No pets.
Easy bike/drive to UF/downtown. $550/mo
incl. utils, hi spd i-net. Mary @ 378-3098
1-13-5-4

Dedicated student to share 2BR/2BA town-
house. Large BR, huge living space, pool,
fireplace. Cable TV, wireless, W/D, utilities
incl. Must be neat & responsible. $450/mo.
352-376-9756. mwsoto@ufl.edu 2-6-20-4

**3BR/2.5BA Roommate needed in Cricket
Club. Allergy- free environment. Covered
parking available, on bus rt. Incl. clubhouse,
pool, gym, laundry in gated community. $425/
mo incl. utils. Jodi 494-0405 1-23-10-4

Roommateswanted for 3/2.5 townhouse.near
NW 39th Ave and 42nd St. Pools, tennis, and
DSL. $350 and $380, utilities included. Call
363-0144 or email bobthegoat@atlantic.net
1-13-5-4

Female roommate wanted
in 3/3 in Rockwood Villas. $500/mo. Available
now! C.l en 954-295-9211 1-13-5-4

1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA condo $385/mo furni-
ture incl, pvt BA, large closet, W/D, all utils
incl except elec. Between UF & SFCC. Easy
bus access. F, NS preferred. Call 352-872-
6040 soniadv@hotmail.com 1-23-10-4

Need roommates! 4BR/2BA $350 + shared
utilities. Furenished, large clean house
w/huge yard. 10 min from UF High speed
+ cable. ,Girls or guys./ Call Tre at 352-328-
8878 1-13-5-4


S0l Real Estate


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

Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-26-72-5

NEW PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND
EXISTING CONDOS NEAR UF
AT AFFORDABLE PRICES Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call Today
Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus Realty
1-31-21-5

JACKSON SQUARE
Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
the stadium. Classic New Orleans appeal
with state-of-the-art luxury. Reserve today.
52 units available. Starting in mid-300's. Call
Eric Wild 870-9453 4-26-72-5

TIRED OF RENTING?
Own your own condo for under $100k.
2BR/1.5BA. New Kitchen &appliances, W/D.
Close to UF. Call Scott @ 352-359-1678 1-
23-27-5

* 2BR/2BA 1226 sq. ft. BRANDYWINE
CONDO. $94,000
* 5BR/2.5BA 2000 + sq. ft. HOUSE. Near
NE 16th Ave. with new roof, tiled floors, large
fenced yard. Asking $185k 222-5143
2-1-20-5,

EAST COAST HOME MARINELAND, FL.
Beautiful custom built brick home located 1/4
mile south of Marineland and the University of
Florida's Whitney Laboratory at Marineland.
This wonderful property includes deeded
access to the beach (only 400 ft. From your
driveway) and deeded access to community
fishing dock on intracoastal waterway. Many
upgrades with home including over-size pool,
hardwood floors, skylights, and much more.
Offered at $539,900 contact Danny Green
at Watson Realty (386)445-0135 (386)503-
4719 dangreen@watsonrealtycorp.com
1-23-10-5

**WALK TO UF**
from "Jackson Square" Gainesville's hottest
new development. Reserve today. Call Eric
870-9453 4-26-72-5

Great homes close to UF
STOP Renting. Buy now.
FREE LIST OF HOMES
www.Homes-Near-UF.com
Campus Realty Group 4-26-72-5

For sale- beautiful- 2BR/1.5BA 1988 manu-
factured home in Oak Park Village. Very
clean asking only $8,000 Call 863-441-
0969 ASAP 1-23-10-5

Casablanca East 2BR/2.5BA 1,088 sq. ft.
Carpet, & tile, new ref & dw, ceiling fans'
screened porch, internal laundry room.
Partially furnished. 5 min from UF $143,900.
850-527-5646 2-13-25-5


* Furnishings

BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-26-72-6

BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $85. Call
352-377-9846 4-26-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 4-26-72-6

BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with ,warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
26-72-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516

Sofa $185 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
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BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-26-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice .$750. Call 352-377-9846
4-26-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-26-
72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332 9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6

Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
4-26-72-6

**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"*
Orthopedic pillow-top sets.
**Full-$100 Queen-$130 King-$195**


352-376-1600
Wholesale Warehouse. AS SEEN ON TV.
Low overhead HUGE savings! Brand New
Name Brand Sets! Don't be fooled by other
ads. Cheaper price means cheaper product!
CALL BRIAN 4-26-72-6

Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
4-26-72-6

Bed $100All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still, in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 4-26-72-6

BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
352-264-9799 4-26-72-6

Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333

Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600

FUTON-$100- BRAND NEW Futon mat-
tress, still in package! Sold with oak Futon,
both for $170. Can Deliver 352-494-0333
4-26-72-6

Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 4-26-72-6

Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
264-9799 4-26-72-6

**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $90 Queen $110 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
12-7-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$115 352-377-9846. 4-26-72-6


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Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
4-26-72-6

Bedroom Set- $325 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
Sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-72-6

Futon $160 Solid Oak Mission Style with
plush mattress. All brand NEW still in box.
Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-26-72-6

Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
4-26-72-6

Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-26-72-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031

Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
4-26-72-6

FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy Sell 4-26-72-6

For sale Sharp microwave $30.00 Black
leather couch/loveseat $250.00 set.
Refrigerator $125.00 Computer desk $50.00
Please call 352-331-5016 1-11-3-6

Full size bed $60, dorm fridge $45, dining
room table w/4 chairs $75, dresser w/mirror
$75, 25" remote TV $50, Call 335-5326 1-
10-2-6-


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USED BUILDING MATERIALS
Doors, Oak Chair Rail, Light Fixtures from
University Centre Hotel. Ken @ 352-359-
3095 1-13-5-10


Motorcycles, Mopeds)


** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-26-72-11

Swamp Cycles
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and more!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
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4-26-72-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 4-26-72-11

CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES
SCOOTERS, or dirt bikes in ANY condition,
Running or not. titles or not. Prompt pick up.
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
3-10-132-11

*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
Owned by Gator grads. 1901 NW 67 PI
352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com
Best prices in Gainesville. Will beat all Gville
competitor's prices on similar models. 4-
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Coleman

Black Male
44 years old (05/19/61)
5'08, 180 LBS.,
black hair, brown eyes

Wanted for:
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for battery and violation of pretrial
release.


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SCOOTER, 50cc, SUZUKI
POWERED 2005 Oil injection, lots of stor-
age. Over 100 mpg. Park anywhere. ONLY
$795 262-4673 1-23-35-11

2003 Honda CBR600RR Custom paint and
exhaust 5079 mi. Some scratches but never
laid down. $6200. Call Miranda at 239-872-
0925 -1-12-5-11
2001 YAMAHAVINO
49cc Scooter. Excellent condition. 2900
mi. Unrestricted. Top speed 42-45mph.
$1150/080. Contact Adam 352-494-3581
1-13-6-11

KAWASAKI NINJA 500R 2004 Brand new
bike, only 64miles, absolutely gorgeous, per-
fect condition only $3950 Call 352-262-4673
1-13-5-11

YAMAHA VIRAGO 250 CLONE V-TWIN
2004 Brand new bike, only $2495. Excellent
beginner bike. Call 262-4673 1-13-5-11

HONDA CBR929 2001 FUEL INJECTED
Low miles. Extremely fast, new tires. Yellow
and black. Mechanically perfect, cosmeti-
cally good. Only $4500. Call 262-4673
1-13-5-11

SUZUKI GS500E 1992 2 into 1 header. Runs
awesome, cosmetically -fair. Dependable,
economical transportation. Only $995. Call
262-4673 1-13-5-11

HONDA 750 SHADOW 2003 V-twin, water
cooled. FACTORY WARRANTY. Only 5000
miles. Candy apple red with factory flame
job. Cobra pipes, new tires, absolutely mint.
Only $4950 Call 262-4673 1-13-5-11

2005 X-PEED SCOOTER like new with only
66 miles. 49cc air-cooled engine with electric
and kick starter, sleek design, 12 inch wheels
and a large helmet compartment. Must sell
$1100. Call 352-216-8182 1-12-4-11


2 USED, VERUCCI SCOOTERS for sale.
$500 & $800. 4-stroke, electric start & igni-
tion. 80-100-mpg. 45-50 mph. Yellow. Call
352-335-9044 1-13-5-11


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FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-26-72-12

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
4-26-72-12

**lOUICK CASH**
For CARS, TRUCKS & MOTORCYCLES
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
4-26-72-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
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4-26-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEWS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext' 4622 4-26-
72-12

2003 Hyundai Accent, White 4 door, auto-
matic, AC/PW/PDL, new tires, recent tune
up, CD player, excellent gas mileage, 58k
highway miles, still under warranty $6500
OBO. 281-5111 1-12-5-12


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tune up, CD player, excellent gas mileage,
58K highway miles, still under warranty
$6500 obo (352)494-6244 .-113-5-12

1997 Mercury Mountaineer 4 door pw and
locks leather, AC, very clean $5000 352-258-
4473 1-13-5-12


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THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.

On-going volunteer needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
1-13-10-13

Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need transpor-
tation to go to Angel Gardens hopefully living
in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6948
1-20-9-13

On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area
1-20-107-13


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Cashiers (fullday availability) & Lineworkers.
(AM 8:30-1) & (PM 12-6). Apply: 7404 NW
4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot.. No
phone calls please. 1-31-16-14

COMPETITIVE YOUTH .SOCCER
COACHES Req. coaching license or 3-5
years exp. & ability to make 2 yr comittment.
Email to: contact@gainesvillesoccer.org 2-
28-47-14

HEALTH & FITNESS COMPANY
Top 50 year US company expanding in US
& globally, Asian marketing. Benefits, flexible
schedule, PT/FT. 373-5295 1-23-19-14

RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
* Year-round hourly work
* No Experience Necessary
* $8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGISINV.COM or
by phone at 1-888-242-RGIS 1-17-15-14

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE. 3 bright, creative
kids 6, 8, 9. Need car w/3back seatbelts,
refs & no cat allergies. 3:45-6pm. Mop-Fri.
Homework, trampoline, bikes. 373-7899.
12-7-6-14

NOW HIRING
COOKS & SERVERS
Apply between 2 & 4, Mon-Fri. CALICO
JACK'S.3501 SW 2nd Ave. Creekside Mall
1-23-10-14

Coming January NAPOLATANOS will re-
open & be hiring all positions. Waitpersons,
Cooks, Hosts, Dishwasher, Delivery Drivers,
Asst Mgrs. Send resumes w/ cover letter of
availability to 606 NW 75th St. G'ville 32608.
1-12-8-14

*DANCERS NEEDED*
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 1-11-5-14

CHILD CARE needed in my home. Dec 12-
16th, 8am to 4pm. ALSO child care starting
Jan 3rd. Must have own transportation & ref-
erences req. Love of children a must. $8/hr.
Call 494-7705 1-13-6-14


GatorHospitalityJobs.com
Apply online to restaurants, hotels & clubs
in the Gainesville area. We need servers,
cooks, drivers and more. 1-31-17-14

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECH

Ana.apply & desg syst. To solve auto mech.
Probl/Support tech. Booklet transl./develp.of
equip. syst. Functionality/Calc.& build-up
equip, servc. Cost with parts and labor
dept./guidance of adjust ..of auto. To intl.
mkts. REQ: A.A in Engineering or equivi.
Bilingual. Knowledge & exp. in Auto.Mech.
terming. and codes. SEND resume: ALL
PRO AUTO GROUP, LLC, 42222NW. 13TH
St. GAINESVILLE,FL,32069 1-9-2-14

GATOR DOMINO'S is now hiring delivery ex-
perts & outgoing, friendly customer svc rep-
resentatives. Apply online or at our Jonesville
location at 14300 W. Newberry Rd. No exp
necessary. Will train the right people!
4-26-72-14


$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. Domino's now hiring 10 drivers.
Closing drivers earn $100 to $125 each
night. Apply @ 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
4-26-72-14


HIRING EXCELLENT NOTETAKERS
in UF's 50 most popular classes. Apply in
person located across from The Swamp, 2
doors north of the Pita Pit in the UF Plaza.
Interviews only. Also hiring office help. Editing
skills & multi-tasking a must. 1-20-9-14

COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon
audition happy, energetic Scoopers for its
Newberry Road and Archer Road stores.
Earn $8.50 + while having fun! Positions be-
gin immediately. Choose either Gainesville
location when you apply on our web site.
Visit ColdStoneCreamery.com, then go
to Creamery and choose Job Center (ap-
plications only; include email address. NO
RESUMES.). Nights and weeke&s- a must.
18+ only. 1-13-5-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT
MS office skills required
Jackson Industries LLC
4001 Newberry Road, E4
www.jacksonllc.com 1-23-10-14

LEGAL ASSISTANT FOR P/I Law Office.
Will train bright, energetic, recent college
grad. Fax resume to Jerry 352-335-2272
1-13-5-14

Homework tutor needed for 13 year old
male with history of closed head injury and
processing problems. Needs help with 7th
grade homework. Tues-Thurs. 4-6 $7/hr +
gas allowance. Ref. required 386-984-0278
1-13-5-14

1 on 1 tutoring at-risk elementary students
Mon thru Thurs. Call for schedule. 15 min
drive from campus. $9/hr Federal Work
Study students only. Contact Sally @ 352-
384-1155 or st23@cox.net 1-12-4-14


***WEB GURU NEEDEDI**e
html, css; php, sql, graphic design exp a
must. Students welcome. Flexible work env.
Call Adrian 305-851-8232 1-13-5-14

Small downtown non-profit looking for part-
time (15-20hrs/wk) receptionist/pokeeper.
Flexible weekday hours. $8/hour. Send in-
quiries tojglymph@gator.net 1-13-5-14

Law student- legal research- con law is-
sue- good pay- own hours -$500 bonus 4
best memo RSVP philoernie@yahoo.com
1-23-10-14


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Summer Jobs
*$2100
*Co-Ed Camp
*Seven weeks -
*Room and Board Included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 5-July22 Please contact
Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext 251 or
352-669-9443 ext 251 4-26-72-14

PT DATA ENTRY CLERK NEEDED
for local insurance office. Flexible hours.
Please fax resume to 352-338-4480
1-13-5-14

Babysitter Wanted For Afterschool,
3-6 M-F Please call 335-7835 Transportation
required 1-11-3-14

DATA PROCESSING
Local mailer needs reliable individual.
Flexible hours thorough perception of
Microsft Excel required. Call Tito 9AM -
NOON 377-8400 or Fax resume to 377-0691
1-13-5-14

PT help needed at horse farm. Duties in-
clude feeding, cleaning stalls, turnout, and
basic care. Must be responsible and have
prior experience with horses. Afternoons
and weekends. Please call 352-472-2991
www.starquarry.com 1-13-5-14

Help wanted-technical writer for help ori-
ented web-site-auto, appliances etc. Work in
domestic tranquility. Potential extensive proj-
ect. Send resume to philoernie@yahoo.com
2-6-20-14

TWO INTERNS NEEDED
One asst. project manager.
One web designer.
Call 352-316-9626 1-13-5-14

SITTER NEEDED
for 3 children (8,5 &1) Must sit all home foot-
ball games and be willing to travel. Please
call Michelle @ 373-0448 1-11-3-14

Professipal Waitstaff:
Gator Diniig Services, located on the UF
Campus, is looking for experienced, profes-
sional waitstaff for a new bistro. Must have
exceptional customer service skills and a
knowledge of wines. Pay is based on experi-
ence, we offer competitive benefits and a
great working environment. Apply online at
www.gator dining.com 1-23-10-14

Professional bartenders:
Gator Dining services, located on the UF
campus, is looking for experienced, profes-
sional full and part time bartenders, Must
have exceptional customer service skills and
a knowledge of wines. Pay is based on ex-
perience, we offer competitive benefits and
a great working environment. Apply online at
www.gatordining.com 1-23-10-14

Classic Fare Catering located on the UF
Campus is looking for banquet staff and
supervisors. Flexible hours, competitive pay
and a great working environment. No experi-
ence necessary we will train. Apply in person
at the Classic Fare Catering Office Located
on the first floor of Reitz Union or apply on-
line atwww.gatordining.com 1-23-10-14

FOOD SERVICE JOBS
Gator Dining Services located on the UF
Campus is hiring for supervisors, cashiers,
cooks, line servers, and dishwashers. Flex
hours, competitive pay and a great working
environment. Apply at Gator Dining Services.
B73 Reitz Union, Museum Rd. or online at
www.gatordining.com 1-23-10-14

COOKS"
Gator Dining Services needs experienced
professionals day, night and weekend
positions. Pay based on experience, flex-
ible hours. Apply at Gator Dining Services,
B73 Reitz Union, Museum Rd. or online at
www.gatordining.com 1-23-10-14

MELTING POT Help wanted for dishwasher/
food prep. FIT or P/T evening only. Starting
at $7.00 n hour. Apply within M-Th..1-3pm
@ 418 East University Ave. 1-19-8-14


PTT web developer. Profitable, growing,
Gainesville Technology company seeks a
self-motivated P/Tweb developer to develop/
maintain website and visitor tracking; de-
velop flash animations/application. Requires
HTML, Javascript, SQL, and ASP/ASP.NET.
Submit resume to jobs@mindsolve.com
1-13-5-14

THE GREATEST SUMMER OF YOUR LIFE
CAMP PONTIAC
IS COMING TO UF

Camp Pontiac, a premier co-ed overnight
camp, located in New York State, is looking
for fun, enthusiastic and mature individuals
who can teach and assist in all areas of
athletics, aquatics, the arts, or as a general
bunk counselor.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
10:00 AM -' 5:00 PMPlease e-mail:
Staff@camppontiac.com to set up an inter-
view or call us at 516-626-7668
1-27-9-14

Sun Country Sports is hiring. Gymnastics,
Dance, Rock Wall and After School
Instructors. Apply in person. 4010 NW 27
Lane or 333 SW 140 Terrace 1-23-10-14

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed. Great
opportunity, great salary, potential for growth,
gatorfood.com is looking for motivated, re-
sponsible, personable people. For more info
call David 379-3663 2-6-20-14

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Earn between $10-$20/hr! Gatorfood.com.
Flexible Schedule. Great Opportuntiy. For
info contact Meghan 379-3663 2-6-20-14

SECRETARY NEEDED. Gatorfood.com
is looking for personable, responsible, en-
thusiastic, fun .people. Customer svc. exp.
helpful. For more info. Call David 379-3663
1-23-10-14

PART TIME GENERAL OFFICE 6-10 hours
on weekends. Micanopy area. Contact Court
Video for more information 352-466-1105
1-13-5-14

VIDEOGRAPHER as needed days. Shoot
video for use in the court room. Must have
own camera or experience w/ video camera.
Call Court Video for more information 352-
538-0073 1-13-5-14

RECEPTIONIST/ FILE CLERK
PTtemp, 10-15hrs/wk. $7/hr.Apply in person.
North Florida Psychological 2711 NW 6th St.
bet 10 & 2. Call 371-3037 1-13-5-14

CHILDRENS/MATERNITY STORE Part time
customer service help needed. Must have re-
tail exp. Must work well w/children. Weecycle
5240 NW 34th St. 352-376-2212
1-13-5-14

Salon coordinator. Escape Day Spa & Hair
Studio P/T employee needed, to book appts.,
answer telephones & perform office duties.
Fax resume to 352-335-2445 or Call 352-
335-5025 1-13-5-14

RECEPTIONIST Telephone & lobby recep-
tion for small 6 business office suite. F/T or
P/T, M-F. Good people skills. Clerical incl.
Basic pc. Light cleaning. $7.00+/hr. Fax re-
sume to 331-1767 1-13-5-14

BABYSITTER NEEDED
Tues only 8:30-5PM Reliable female. Call
335-2739 1-13-5-14

Need barista trainee for.busy espresso bar
near Oaks Mall. Good pay and training.
Email contact info w/work reference, dates,
& contacts to: tendoug@atlantic.net 1-
13-5-14

Build a home business with Arbonne's pure
& safe Health and Wellness products. Make
your own schedule, be your own boss,
and training. Call 407-687-6592, email
mackenzie@myarbonne.com www.macken
zie.myarbonne.com 1-23-10-14

Gainesville family looking for a student to
take care of a delightful one year old boy. 2 or
4 days a week 9AM-5PM, MTW or F Car and
license required. $10/hr Call Anastasia 352-
256-6004 or email anas614@bellsouth.net
1-11-3-14


MARIO & LUIGI'S PIZZA Now hiring
Flyer Distributors $7.50/hr, Drivers $10-
12/hr, Pizzamakers $7/hr Apply at 3458 W.
University Ave. Call 376-6433 or 871-3368
4-26-72-14

AFTER SCHOOL CARE 3 bright, creative
kids:6,8,9. Need car with 3 back seatbelts,
references, no cat allergies. 3:45-6PM M-F.
Homework, trampolines, bikes. 373-7899
1-11-3-14

SWEET JOB! Thornebrooke Chocolates is
hiring Sales Asst. PT/FT Only responsible
hard-working, people-friendly people need
apply. No calls please. Apply in person 2441
NW43rd St., Suite 11B 1-13-5-14

SCHOOL BOARD OF ALACHUA COUNTY
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM VARIOUS
LOCATIONS
*ACTIVITY LEADERS- $10/HR-Bach.
Desired or successful exp. or training work-
ing w/children
*AIDE -$7.84/hr- HS or equiv. exp as
teacher aide or combo of training and exp.
working w/children.
Hours required- M,T,Th,F- 1:45-5:30, Wed
12:30-5:30PM
DRUG TESTING REQUIRED-
BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED-AA/
EOE CALL 955-7766 FOR INFORMATION.
Submit application, resume, 3 reference let-
ters & transcript to SBAC Personnel, 620 E
University Ave. 1-13-5-14

WANTED
Energetic serious, hardworking individuals
to assist customers with high quality sporting
goods merchandise. We're looking for the
best. Full and part time opportunities. No
phone calls. Min. 1 year commitment. Lloyd
Clarke Sports 1504.NW 13th St. 1-13-5-14

EXPERIENCED LINE COOK. Mon-Thurs.
1-8:30 PM $9-11/hour based on experience.
Apply in person @ UF HIllel 2020 W Univ.
Ave. 372-2900 ex 728 1-13-5-14

All position open. $7-9.50/hr. Weekday or
weekend. PT or FT. Split shift or a 40 hr
week. Looking for sandwich makers, food
prep, cashiers, & counter persons. Heavenly
Ham, 3832 Newberry Rd. 1-13-5-14

Seeking loving,, exp. Nanny 30-40
hrs/wk M-F. Light housework/diriving.
Non-smoking. References/background
check. Great pay/positive environment.
www.childershome.com/application. 1-13-
5-14

Busy automobile dealership
hiring appointment setters and
greeters. Smiling voices and
friendly attitudes are a must.
Apply at Gainesville Ford.
3333 N Main St. ask for Megan. 1-30-14-14

IVEY'S GRILL has openings in the kitchen &
waitstaff. Open Tues thru Sun 8:30 am to 300
pm and Thurs thru Sat from 5:00 pm. Apply in
person @ 3303 W. UnivAve. in the Westgate
Plaza. Closed Mondays. 1-13-5-14


NANNY POSITION
10 min from campus 25 hrs/wk. 2 chil-
dren. Experience necessary email:
dianeriss@yahoo.com 1-13-5-14

BABYSITTER NEEDED 3 afternoons per
wk for my 2-yr-old. Flex hrs. Transportation
preferred. NS, references req'd. Call 352-
258-3852 1-11-3-14


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AAA STORAGE
Close To UF, Convenient
4x4x4 $20/mo
4x8x8 $35/mo
533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
4-26-72-15

IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-26-72-15

HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 4-26-72-15


** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
www.ethnicdanceexpressions.com
4-26-72-15


EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 4-26-72-15

FINANCE TUTOR
Individuals or small groups.
Experienced, excellent.
375-6641 Harold Nobles
4-26-72-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 1/23/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
4-26-72-15

MATH TUTOR 7 years experience. BS
in Engineering, UF English/Spanish. Call
Francisco @ 352-494-8582. Sliding Scale
Rates. 1-23-23-15

STRESS, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION,
INSOMNIA QUIT SMOKING WEIGHT LOSS
Try ACUPUNCTURE 3,000 years
old. it works Call for a free consult. Student
discounts. (352)262-5044
1-13-5-15


VICTORY SPORT HORSES
Limited boarding now available. 11 mi. East
of UF. For appointment and info contact
Michelle @ 352-468-1220 1-23-10-15


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Alachu Coun Health Dt. Call flyers, ads, logos. Resume service. 18 yrs
Alachua County Healh Dep Callf exp. 24-hr turnaround. Connie 271-2677
334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) 1-13-20-17


- ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
352-372-1664 www.breadroses.com
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VEGETARIAN?
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
10-9 384-0090
4-26-72-18


CLEARANCE SALE All CDs must go -
100,000+ CDs on sale $5.99. Ten for $50.
We need more room for our GIANT DVD
INVENTORY. Cash paid for DVDs. Hear
Again 818 W. University Ave. 373-1800 4-
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Alachua County Health Dept. Call Con
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)


www.abortiongainesville.com GUNSI GUNS! GUNS!
4-26-72-16 1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential, Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
compassionate adoption advice. Expenses Reloading Supplies 466-3340
paid if needed. .Choose life! www.america Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000 8mi. South of G'ville on 441
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 303-1573 4-26-72-18
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Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the
Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great
way to meet cool people and it works. Chat
live with others. 4-26-72-19


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WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
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FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL
Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres
Call for the best group rates!
352-338-8408
4-26-72-21

BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK
CELEBRITY CRUISE!
5 Days From$299! Includes Meals, Taxes,
Entry To Exclusive MTVu Events,
Beach Parties With Celebrities
As Seen on Real World, Road Rules!
On Campus Reps Needed!
www.SpringBreakTravel.com
Promo Code 34. 1-800-678-6386
FL Seller of travel Reg. #ST34486
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Fly Scheduled Airlines,
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Biggest Celebrity Parties!
On-Campus Marketing Reps Weeded!
www.SpringBreakTravel.com
Promo Code 34. 1-800-678-6386
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Spikes is 'total package;


SUF prospects Tebow, Harvin wow national audience


RECRUITS, from page 29

with those guys a lot, and I think he
wants to be at Florida trying to win a
nationa-championship."
So far, the Gators have received
verbal commitments from just two
other linebackers, Hamilton Country
High's Dustin Doe, and junior col-
lege transfer Larry Grant, the only UF
commit who has already signed a let-
ter of in.tent. Verbal commitments are
non-binding until National Signing
Day on Feb. 1.
Tebow, a left-handed quarterback
out of Nease High in St.. Augustine,
shunned Alabama in favor of the
Gators on ESPNews on Dec. 13.
Widely considered the top dual-
threat quarterback in the country for
his ability to both pass and run the
ball, Tebow was never able to get into
a rhythm due in large part to a lack-
luster performance by his offensive
line. He went 4 for 10 in passing for
84 yards, while rushing for 18 yards.
With one third-quarter pass, how-


ever, Tebow still managed to dazzle
the national television-audience.
Backed up into his own.end zone,
Tebow stepped up to avoid a tackle,
flicked his wrist and launched the
ball more than 50 yards off his back
foot before getting drilled by a sec-
ond defender. The play resulted in a
58-yard completion.
"Some kids have size and
speed, but they don't know
how to play the game. [Bran-
don Spikes] is the total pack-
age. He knows how to play the
game and he has studied the
game.'
Roy Kirby
Crest High coach

Harvin, rated the No. 1 pros-
pect regardless of position by both
Scout.com and Rivals.com, officially
committed to the Gators on Dec. 19,
along with high school teammate
and fellow wide receiver Damon


McDaniel.
"Watching Florida tapes, they run
so many similar plays," Harvin said
on ESPNews. "It [won't] be that hard
for us to adapt."
Harvin's day was also highlighted
by one spectacular play. After getting
'the ball on a reverse, Harvin carried
for a few yards before being met by a
swarm of defenders. He then made a
Reggie Bush-like cut, reversing field
and eluding defenders before fum-
bling the ball out of bounds for an
18-yard gain.
"[Harvin is] just an explosive play-
er, one of the fastest guys that I've
seen ... around the comer; that's his
biggest strength," Rivals.com analyst
Mike Farrell said on ESPNews. "Once
he gets around the corer, it doesn't
matter if you have an angle on him.
You're not going to catch him."
Four other UF verbal commits,
offensive lineman Carl Johnson, de-
fensive lineman Corey Hobbs, safety
Jamar Hornsby and wide receiver
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The Gators were looking for
results this season. They hired
a new assistant coach, added
weights to their workout pro-
gram and changed many of their
routines.
And it all paid off on Friday
as UF opened the season.at home
against Illinois.
- The Gators, ranked No. 6 in
preseason polls, outperformed
Illinois in all four events, posting a
195.90-190.80 win, the third-high-
est season-opening score in team
history. They were rewarded with*
a No. 1 ranking in the first poll of
the regular season on Sunday.
"I think it's a great start,"
UF Coach Rhonda Faehn said.
"We went out there and accom-
plished the goals we had in mind.
Everyone was excited, and now
they're even more pumped up
and excited."
Sophomore Nicola Willis
marked her UF debut by
completing the first success-
ful double layout in UF his-
tory during her floor routine.
Willis, a former Great Britain
National Team member, sat out
last season with ankle and shoul-
der surgeries.
"It's great to be able to come
back and use [the double layout]


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again after my surgeries," she
said. "I really enjoy performing it,
and it's a lot of fun. And it really
gets the crowd going."
Willis placed second all-
around behind freshman Corey
Hartung, who also made her UF
debut.
Hartung, who helped make
the Gators' recruiting class No.
7 this season, said she was sur-
prised with her first-place finish.
"It was a shock, I wasn't ex-
pecting it," Hartung .said. "It's
just great."
Hartung's all-around first
place marked another UF mile-
stone. The last time a UF gymnast
won first place all-around in her
debut meet was in 1986.
The Gators will travel to
Oregon to compete Friday
against Oregon State, Brigham
Young and Iowa.
"Our next outing, at Oregon
State, we're doing the same thing,
only better," Faehn said.
CHRIS WHITE

SWIMMING STARTS WITH WIN:
UF's swimming and diving team
is undefeated in 2006 as both the
men and women defeated Penn
State at the O'Connell Center on


Saturday.
Each team's winter break was
cut short, as the squad returned
to practice on Dec. 28. The
practice paid off when the No. 7
men's team (6-2,2-0 Southeastern
Conference) defeated No. 16
Penn State 156-133.
"We didn't expect to be as fast
as what we were in the fall, just
because we're coming off some
heavy training," Coach Gregg
Troy said. "The next six weeks
will be nothing but good com-
petition."
Darian Townsend won the 100
and 200-yard freestyle events and
was also part of the UF's 200 med-
ley relay team. He finished third
in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle
events.
The No. 4 women (6-1, 1-1
SEC) defeated the No. 12 Nittany
Lions, 152-136.
Troy was excited to watch a
pair of Swedish swimmers, Jennie
Lindh and Caroline Drab, excel in
their UF debuts. Both became eli-
gible in January.
Lindh captured third place
in the 100-yard backstroke, and
Drab was part of the third-place
200 medley relay team and took
third in the 100 breaststroke.
RACHEL ROBINS


Georgia snaps UF


winning streak


By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer

Coming into Sunday's
matchup at No. 17 Georgia, the
UF women's basketball team
was the talk of the Southeastern
Conference.
The Gators won 'the State
Farm Classic tournament, de-
feated Florida State at home and
entered the ESPN/USA Today
poll at No. 25 during winter
break. The Bulldogs silenced the
chatter.
Georgia handed* the Gators
their second loss of the season,
an 89-70 whooping, ending UF's
11-game winning streak one shy
of the school record. It was the
Gators' first loss since Nov. 23 at
Florida State.
"I think that it was going to be
a matter of intensity," UF coach
Carolyn Peck said. "We came
in passive. We committed two
quick turnovers, and it rolled
from there."
Down by 11 at halftime, the
Gators (13-2, 1-1 SEC) could not
put together a second-half run,
allowing Georgia to put the game
away. At one time, the Bulldogs
held a 29-point lead in the second
half, taking advantage of stronger
inside play that propelled them
to grab 14 more rebounds.
Georgia pushed ahead less


than 6 minutes into the game
with a 10-point run to dutch a
17-9 lead, extending it to 45-34
by halftime.
"We couldn't get it going
[in the second half]," said UF
guard Sha Brooks, who scored 14
points. "We were trying to create,
but the shots weren't falling."
Dalila Eshe led UF with 23
points and 10 rebounds, join-
ing reserve Marshae Dotson
(11 points, 10
rebounds) in
Women's double figures
8asketba@ for points and
rebounds.
Dotson posted her first career
double-double and a career high
in rebounds on a hobbled knee.
"She did great, but she was
hurt," Brooks said. "Her knee
was hurting, but she did pretty
good."
But that's where the positives
ended for UF. Senior forward
Brittany Davis tabbed only 6
points, and UF could not muster
any fast-break baskets.
The Gators will look to
rebound against Kentucky
on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the
O'Connell Center, where they
have not lost this season.
"Hopefully, we can come
back and get another victory on
Thursday and learn from our
mistakes," Brooks said.


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ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Jackson to forgo senior season
: & "'?? By NICK ZACCARDI
S' .. Alligator Staff Writer-

One year in Urban Meyer's offense
was enough.
Junior receiver Chad Jackson will
leave UF early and enter the NFL Draft.
Jackson, who tied-. former UF receiver
Carlos Alvarez' 1969 single-season recep-
tions record of 88 this season, finished the
Year with 900 receiving yards and 11 total
touchdowns.
"It's part of the world we live in to-
day," UF athletic director Jeremy Foley
said in a phone interview. "People come
ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. ranked
Jackson as the No. 4 junior receiver in the
SIoa Country.
Jackson topped off his UF career with
seven catches for 76 yards in UF's 31-24
win against Iowa in the Outback Bowl
on Jan. 2.
Jackson declined comment by phone.
The junior's departure paves the way
for a receiver-laden recruiting class. Percy
Harvin, the No. 1 overall prospect in
the nation, according to Scout.com, has
verbally committed to UF in addition
to five-star recruit Jarred Fayson and
four-star receivers Damian Williams,
Justin Williams and Damon McDaniel.
But Jackson isn't the only one fleeing UF
for the NFL.
Reports are that Gators cornerback
Dee Webb. will join him in leaving
Gainesville.
"From my perspective, Dee Webb's
been a good player and a good kid," Foley
said "I wish him the best just like Chad."
The junior recorded only one inter-
ception this season but went out with 10
tackles in the Outback Bowl.
The loss of Webb means that Meyer
Tricia Coyne Alligor will have to replace three starters in the
Junior receiver Chad Jackson tries to shake a defender during UF's 31-24 win Jarvis Herring joined Webb in the defen-
against Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2 in Tampa. sive backfield.


UF swamps


Georgia

By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer

ATHENS, Ga. As the game wound
down and the clock ticked down toward zero,
it may have been difficult to tell if Saturday's
game between UF and Georgia was being
contested in Athens or Gainesville.
While successful Bulldogs' jump shots
were greeted with the roar befitting a home
crowd, it seemed as though the Gators fans in
attendance were making an equal amount of
noise as UF built a double-
digit lead during the sec-
ond half.
And those who made
the trip -had plenty to
cheer about. Joakim Noah
led four Gators scoring in
double figures as No. 5
Noah UF opened Southeastern
Conference play with a 90-72 victory on the
road against the Bulldogs.
"Gator nation, man, they show us love ev-
erywhere we go," Noah said. "Even if it's just
two people, they go hard. That's the reason
why we come here. That's the reason Gators
get all the love they get."
With the win, UF (14-0, 1-0 SEC) tied the
school record for consecutive victories, hav-
ing already set a school record for most con-
secutive wins to begin a season.
Combined with losses by Villanova,
Memphis, Connecticut and Illinois, the
Gators are likely to rise as high as No. 2 when

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 31


Gators add to No. 1 recruiting class at All-American game


* LINEBACKER BRANDON
SPIKES VERBALLY COMMIT-
ED TO UF.

By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Writer

On a day when UF fans were
salivating at the chance to see re-
cent verbal commits Tim Tebow
and Percy Harvin hook up on
the field, the highlight of the U.S.
Army All-American Bowl for the


Gators occurred on the sidelines
in San Antonio.
Just a few minutes into the
game, the Gators strengthened
a recruiting class that is already
ranked No. 1 in the nation by
Scout.com, 'Rivals.com and
ESPN.com by picking up a ver-
bal commitment from linebacker
Brandon Spikes.
While some analysts believe
he is more suited to play defen-
sive end on the collegiate level,
Spikes, ranked the nation's No.


6 linebacker by Rivals.com, could
be a crucial signing, as the Gators
have a serious lack of depth at the
linebacker position.
"He's been my defensive lead-
er for three
2006 Gators years, and
Recruiting we've won two
state champi-
,onships," said
Roy Kirby, who coached Spikes
at Crest High in Shelby, N.C.
"He goes and plays in the Shrine
Bowl, and he was the captain on


the defense there. He goes down.
to Texas with the best players in
the nation, and he gets named
the captain, there. He's got lead-
ership, and he knows how to play
the game."
Kirby believes Spikes is the
kind of player who will even-
tually contend for the Butkus
Award given to the nation's top
collegiate linebacker.
"Some kids have size and
speed, but they don't know how
to play the game," Kirby said.


"He is the total package. He
knows how to play the game and
he has studied the game.
"He can probably tell you
every starter, offensively and
defensively, on Florida's team
right now. He can probably tell
you all of Oklahoma's team. He
studies the game, he studies the
players and the rosters, and he
saw that Florida was having a
great recruiting class. He talked

SEE RECRUITS, PAGE 26


* UF's Matt LaPorta and Adam
Davis have been named to
Baseball America's Preseason
All-America first team. Brian Jer-
oloman made the second team.


NFL Playoffs
Steelers 31
Bengals 17

Panthers 23
Giants 0


S2002: Five days after Steve Spur-
rier leaves UF for the NFL, Gator Nation is
shocked by the hiring of career assistant
coach Ron Zook to replace the 01' Ball
Coach.


*NCAA Hoops: Cinncinnati vs. No. 2 UConn
ESPN, 7 p.m.
*NCAA Hoops: No. 15 Texas vs. Iowa State
ESPN, 9 p.m.







30, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006


UF FOOTBALL

Brown defies odds in UF finale


Andy Apicella/ Alligator Staff
UF senior cornerback Vernell Brown celebrates after making a de-
fensive play Jan. 2 during the Outback Bowl in Tampa. The Gators
defeated Iowa 31-24.


By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org

TAMPA Vemell Brown is the
stuff fairy tales are made of.
As if starting as a senior de-
spite his 5-foot-8 frame wasn't
enough, as if playing in the
Outback Bowl just two months
after breaking his left leg wasn't
enough, Brown ended his UF ca-
reer in storybook fashion.
He intercepted his third pass
of the season, returning it 60
yards for a touchdown.
"The thing I try to do is not
question the way things happen
because the Lord works in myste-
rious ways," Brown said.
God is a subject that often grac-
es the lips of Brown and anyone
discussing his trek as a Gator.
That's for good reason, con-
sidering that his breakout cam-
paign occurred after rusting on
the sidelines for three seasons.
During 2005, Brown did more
than just start he excelled. He
finished his senior season with 41
tackles and six breakups in ad-
dition to the three interceptions.
God certainly seemed to guide
Drew Tate's pass into Brown's
chest Jan. 2. With Iowa facing a
3rd-and-7 situation, trailing 10-
0 close to halftime, Tate hurled


a laser intended for Clinton
Solomon. But the foot >all missed
Solomon by at least 5 yards.
There stood Brown, waiting for
the interception the way a center
fielder times a pop fly. He vacu-
umed in the errant pass, sprinted
ahead 30 yards, cut to the inside
past the helpless Tate and crossed
the goal line.
"Vernell Brown is a guy
who was told, 'You can't
do this. You can't do that.'
And then he breaks his leg.
They say he won't be back.
But he looked me in the
eyes with tears in his eyes
and told me he would play
in the bowl game."
Urban Meyer
UF football coach

"It's amazing how the Lord
works. It's amazing how life
works," UF coach Urban Meyer
said. "That ball hit him right in
the numbers for a reason, now.
-That young man everybody in
the country should see him.
"Vemell Brown is a guy who
was told, 'You can't do this. You.
can't do that.' And then he breaks
his leg. They say he won't be back.


But he looked me in the eyes with
tears in his eyes and told me he
would play in the bowl game."
What has made Brown truly
unique is his leadership. After he
broke his leg, instead of skipping
practices, he attended all of them
so he could help mentor his team-
mates.
Meyer even overlooked an
unwritten rule that states injured
players should not travel with
the team when he brought Brown
along to South Carolina.
Since that game, Brown has
helped extinguish the selfish
mentality that held some players
in reverse.
"If there's a poster or some-
thing out there that says 'Florida
Gators,' I want his mug right
there," Meyer said. "I want
people to see Vemell Brown. He's
what we stand for."
Today, Brown will begin
training for the upcoming NFL
combines. If you ask him about
his chances, he says he will make
it. But he is not naive enough to ,
pretend like he has lost all his
naysayers. And he likes it just
fine that way.
"I'll probably always have
doubters as long as I live," Brown
said. "But I'll try not to let them
bother me. As little as they know
it, they motivate me."


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Humphrey scores


UF another win


By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer

ATHENS, Ga. Through
UF's first 13 games of the
season, Lee Humphrey had
attempted just 15 shots from
inside the 3-point line.
So when a play was called
that forced him to drive to the
basket, Humphrey had the
right to be a bit skeptical.
Except Humphrey knew
Billy Donovan had done his
homework.
On the first possession of
the second half, Humphrey
slashed the back door for a
layup and a foul and UF's
3-point specialist went on to
score 9 of his 18 points during
the first 2 minutes of the sec-
ond half to help push the No.
5 Gators to a 90-72 win against
Georgia Saturday afternoon.
"We actually put [that play]
in two days ago," Humphrey
said. "I think coach probably
did a good job of scouting.
He put that play in and we
executed it."
Humphrey followed the
3-point play with two straight
3-pointers of the conventional
variety that increased the UF
lead to 47-35.
The 3-pointers were the
catalyst that revived a UF team
that had led by 11 early, only
to have Georgia rally back to
briefly take the lead midway
through the first half.
Humphrey's baskets early
in the second half may have
deflated the Bulldogs, who
were only able to cut their
deficit to 8 points the rest of
the way.


"I thought we were play-
ing really well at that time,"
Humphrey said. "We did a
good job of getting stops and
getting out onto the break. We
ran the floor really well ... I
don't know if it was Georgia
sagging as much or we just
got hot."
What may have been more
surprising than Humphrey's
rare venture inside the 3-point
stripe was the fact that the
Bulldogs left him wide-open
as often as they did. Donovan
pointed to UF's
ball' move-
Men's ment against
.1sk. b l. Georgia's pres-
suring defense
as the reason
why the Gators were able to
get so many good looks.
"You can have good,
quality defenses a lot of dif-
ferent ways," Donovan said.
"[Georgia] does it with a tre-
mendous amount of pressure,
and it can be difficult to go
against, especially on the road.
"In the first half, we were
fair at handling it, and in the
second half, we did a better
job."
Humphrey credited both
Taurean Green and Joakim
Noah for getting him so open.
"[Georgia] pressured
Taurean a whole lot, and
he was able to penetrate,"
Humphrey said. "And we had
a throw-back on a pick-and-
roll that Jo hit me a couple
times, and Taurean getting into
the lane forced them to help
off me. They did a good job of
finding me, and fortunately, I
knocked down some shots."


Undefeated Gators share scoring burden


HOOPS, from page 29

the polls are released today.
After UF finished the first
half with a 38-33 lead, guard Lee
Humphrey spurred the Gators
to a scoring fest, scoring 9 points


during the first 2 minutes of the
second half.
UF's lead never fell to fewer
than 8 points the rest of the"
game, cresting at 20 points with
less than 8 minutes remaining.
"I thought we left a lot of
points on the board in the first


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Andy Apicella/ Alligator Staff
UF sophomore guard Taurean Green dribbles past Georgia sopho-
more forward Younes Idrissi to score Saturday in Athens, Ga. The
Gators won 90-72.


half, because we had 11 turn-
overs and we were shooting 52
or 53 percent from the field?'
UF coach Billy Donovan said.
"Second half we only turned it
over three times and we shot 52
percent from the field and that's
why we had a 52-point half."
After falling behind 75-55,
Georgia went on a 7-0 run to
cut the deficit to 13 and was ablt
to hang around until Taurean
Green knocked down his third
3-pointer of the game to make it
81-66 and effectively secure the
UF victory.
Starting off hot, the Gators
jumped to a 16-5 lead before the
Bulldogs fought back to briefly
take the lead and tie the score
with 2:54 remaining in the first
half.
The Gators responded with
an 8-0 run of theii own, capped

by another Green 3-pointer, as
they took a 5-point lead into the
locker room.
Green finished with 21
points, six rebounds and five
assists, and Humphrey finished
with 18 points, including a ca-
reer-high-tying five 3-pointers.
Add the performance of Al
Horford, who was almost over-
shadowed despite finishing with
15 points and 11 rebounds, and
the Gators are what Donovan
wants them to be: a team with
a multitude of players carrying
the scoring burden.
"That's the thing about this
team; everyone scores so equal-
ly," Noah said. "And I think that
there's so many weapons on
this team that it makes it hard.
So who are you going to stop
now?"


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w Not officially associated with the University of Florida h WELCOME BACK E the independent florida gPublished by Carpus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Pohi e y c r A id VOLUME 99 ISSUE 74 V MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 SFCC students may have been murdered STUDENTS WERE FOUND SHOT TO DEATH DEEP IN OCALA FOREST. By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ and JESSICA RIFFEL Alligator Writers srodriguez@alligator.org, jriffel@alligator.org Two Santa Fe Community College students were found dead Saturday in Ocala National Forest. Police say they may have been murdered. Amber Marie Peck, 26, and John Parker, 26, both of Gainesville, were found shot to death .in a remote area of the forest three days after they were supposed to return from a camping trip, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. "We were hoping that they had decided to stay a few days extra instead of finding them the way we did," said Parker's sister Bethany. Peck's roommate and father filed a missing person's report Friday when they became anxious to know their whereabouts. "I knew there was something wrong when a police officer showed up at my door asking if I knew where Amber and John were," Parker's sister said. Peck's car was found Friday night near a small dirt trail named Forest Road 65. The next moving, family members, including Parker's sister, discovered the bodies where they had set up their camping gear. Peck, originally from Michigan, loved traveling, animals and nature, according to her profile on MySpace.com. Brand Gonzalez, her neighbor at Pinetree Gardens Apartments on Southwest 20th Avenue, said he frequently saw her riding her bicycle. "Hopefully we have enough physical evidence between the two agencies and we'll get a resolution quickly." Keith Faulk Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman Peck participated in gymnastics for 15 years and enjoyed dancing, according to her profile. She learned to swing dance and wrote that she wanted to learn how to dance salsa in the future. Peck was considering pursuing a dual major in zoology and wildlife ecology at UP but was also accepted to James Cook University in Australia, according to her profile. Peck's family declined to comment. Parker left behind an 8-year-old daughter, cared for by his ex-wife. Parker's sister said the group traveled 2.2 miles through the woods and knee-deep water 'before they encountered the bodies. "The whole experience was kind of a blur," said Parker's sister. "I just turned my face and I couldn't look."The bodies were airlifted later that evening and brought to the medical examiner's office in Leesburg for further investigation. Marion County Police department spokeswoman Sue Livoti said it was hard to get equipment out to the scene because of their SEE OCALA, PAGE 15 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" N After tying Carlos Alvarez' single-season receptions record this season, junior Chad Jackson has decided to forgo his senior year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. See story pg. 29 -A bicycle taxi saved two drunken UF students who got lost trying to find some pizza. See story, pg. 16. "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 20 '/' CROSSWORD 24 Sunny SPORTS 29 74/48 visit www.alligator.org S Recycleii xi7 Prancing Ponies A performer rides a world famous Lipizzaner Stallion exhibiting the steps and movement characteristic of this specialized training at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Saturday. See story, pg. 8.

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2, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 News Today "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" The Ali gtorstrives to be accurate and clear in its news reports and editorials., If you frid an error, please call ournewsroom at 1352) 376-4458 or send wn e-mail to edtor@alligatornorg. theli ANS Email: MEL4011, MEL4012, orMEL4601 @grovi.ufl.edu the independent florida alligator VOLUME 99 ISSUE 74 ISSN 0889-2423 Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications Inc., of Gainesville, Florida NEWSROOM 352-376-4458 (Voice), 352-376-4467 (Fax) Editor Emily Yehle, editor@alligator.org Managing Editor/ Print Bridget Carey, bcarey@alligator.org Managing Editor/ New Media Gwen Heimburg, gheimburg@alligator.org University Editor Warren Kagarise,wkagarise@alligator.org Metro Editor Danny Sanchez, dsanchez@alligator.org Features Editor Neil Hughes, nhughes@alligator.org Opinions Editor Tom Durrenberger, tdurrenberger@aligator.org Sports Editor Bryan App, bapp@alligator.org Sports Assistant Editor Nick Zaccardi, nzaccardi@alligator.org alligatorSports.org Editor Spencer Davis, sdavis@alligator.org Editorial Board Emily Yehle, Tom Durrenberger, Bridget Carey Photo Editors Casey Anderson, canderson@aligator.org Assistant Photo Editor Andrea Moraks, amoraks@alligator.org Photo Staff Tim Hussin the Avenue Editor Natasha Weinstein, nweinstein@alligator.org the Avenue Assistant Editors Karolena Bielecki Graphics Chief Michelle Stewart, mstewart@alligator.org Graphics Jennifer LaBrie Copy Desk Chiefs Josh Armstrong, Ashton Grosz Stephanie Rosenblatt Copy Editors Robert Beltran, Amanda Brown, Juliana Casale, Jennifer Freihofer, Kevin Mahadeo, Christina Simak, Christopher White, Jen Zei New Media Assistant Editor Matthew Kelly New Media Staff Lisa Hope, Brett Roegiers Staff Eric Esteban, Ian Fisher, Farzad Safi DISPLAY ADVERTISING 352-376-4482,800-496-0265 (Voice), 352-376-4556 (Fax) Advertising Director Brad Smith, bsmith@alligator.org Advertising Office Manager Marianne Cooper, mcooper@alligator.org Advertising Office Assistants Sara Henry, Sarah Buckwald, Marian Robadilla Sales Representatives Whitney Lawson, Ana Paula De Lima, Laura Gerszewski, Lindsey Kuhn, Morgan Morillo, Natalie Kent, Carrie Keller, Adrian Marshall, Jennifer Armstrong Sales Development/Intern Coordinator William Cuadra CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING 352-373-FIND (Voice), 352-376-3015 (Fax) Classified Advertising Manager Ellen Light, ellight@alligator.org Classified Clerks Bethany O'Neill, Dan Cribb, Samantha Wright, Cassia Sookhoo CIRCULATION Operations Manager Scott McKearnan, smckearnan@alligator.org Operations Assistant Clint Day BUSINESS 352-376-4446 (Voice), 352-376-4556 (Fax) Comptroller Ramona Pelham, rpelham@alligator.org Accounts Receivable Supervisor Sharin Sexton Student Accounting Clerks Keith Enright, Alex Thurn, Chris Brink ADMINISTRATION 352-376-4446 (Voice), 352-376-4556 (Fax) General Manager C.E. 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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 3 GAINESVILLE COMMISSION Tow fee vote favors students By DONNA MITRANI Alligator Writer The Gainesville City Commission voted unanimously Dec. 12 to keep the maximum trespass towing fee at $76. The vote was the second reading of a resolution meant to increase towing fees by $8 to $84. Student Government Lobby Coordinator Thomas Philpot spoke on behalf of the students at the meeting. An attorney for one of the towing cOmpanies argued that the nn-reasz was necessary because of the increasing costs of business, Philpot said. He did not specify the reason for rising costs. "Dec. 12's vote was a victory for the students," Philpot said in a press release. "Now we must continue to work with the Commission in a spirit of cooperation on the broader issues of towing throughout the year." Philpot, a 22-year-old public relations senior, argued to the commission that students would not be able to afford an increase in towing prices. He also spoke about Gainesville's high amount of tows compared to other cities in Florida. "Dec. 12's vote was a victory for the students. Now we must continue to work with the Commission in a spirit of cooperation on the broader issues of towing throughout the year." Thomas Philpnot Student Gover "People come at argument that if our st abiding with the parki wouldn't have problem said. According to Philp goal is to reduce the ar ing in Gainesville. He this can be accomplis open discussions and among local businesses, towing companies, comi-issioners and student representatives. In a press release, Philpot said other issues that needed to be addressed included educating the public on towing policies and evaluating where, why and how abuses are occurring in the towing industry. "It's something we're going to have to work on long term," Philpot said. "It's not going to happen overnight." The Dec. 12 vote marks a Gator n ntlbv Party platform prom-ise accomani ent lobby pushed. coordinator Despite this, UF junior Vladimir Meyman said that he didn't care. is with the Meyman, 20, said that even if udents were the resolution had passed he still ng rules, we would have parked wherever he ns," Philpot wanted despite the price increase. "Towing sucks in general," ot, the real Meyman said. "Regardless of ount of towwhether the prices raise or not, hopes that maybe the solution is having more hed through lax parking restrictions instead of compromise just sing the fees to deter illegal THE BIGGEST BACK TO SCHOOL P STERN SALE 10 oces Where: RPII7I ninn Colona 00 ov MOST IMAGES ONLY$6, $7AND$8 Warm sun .cool career Become a Doctor of Chiropractic at the nation's fastest-growing chiropractic college, Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida., Learn more about a career in chiropractic by attending Palmer Florida's Prospective Student Event during Homecoming on Friday, Jan. 27. You'll enjoy interactive classrooms, current student Q&A forum, enrollment presentations, a dinner social and much more! The fee is only $50, and all registrants are also welcome to attend the PCCF Homecoming at no additional cost! Contact us today to register. 4777 City Center Parkway Port Orange, FL 32129 www.palmer.edu/pccf (866) 585-9677 Palmer Co//e ofChfoprac,cf/ond a WVEKMDE 04PniK GbU1 A GCEAC PLACE FOq A F-E3b 3Z4q College Bible Study groups 8:00am, 9:5amor 10:45am Toin usIor Welcome Back Sunday Westside on January 15 free Breakfast at 10JS am 5 O Who'.29.00 Free Workout with this ad! Spring Term.S69.00 v school Year.s99.ao 4Kft -1 Year.$139.00 = GYM I Month of ranninQ 250 L= = -M ..$2.0 Hair Hair Extensions Noava lAe 2colors 2solor 1/2 Head FullHead $65 $5 Shampoo, Cutyle $2---352.258.8431 Maddie's Pet Rescue Project of Alachua County presents 6 convenient locations, 10 hours and 200 pets f"r you to love wo.M.ddi.sPo,.e.cuo.iAl.c.aa.r, e "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers"

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4, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 ADMINISTRATION Two colleges to lose deans by end of next summer Hynes is projected By JUSTIN RICHARDS Alligator Writer jrichards@alligator.org Terry Hynes, deanof the College of Journalism and Communications, will leave her seat in July to work with UF's public relations office, but her long-term future at the university is indefinite. Vice President for University Relations Jane Adams described Hynes's tailor-made position -assistant vice president for university relations -as a temporary "special assignment." Where Hynes goes from there will depend on her work in university relations. An interim dean will be appointed a few weeks before Hynes leaves her current position July 1. Adams said Hynes solicited university relations around winter break. Adams accepted the offer in hopes that Hynes's media expertise and contacts would help UF's advertising campaign. UF Provost Janie Fouke said she and Hynes had been discussing a move for months. "She's got connections all over the United States," she said. "If the University of Florida wants to be one of the Top 10 public research institutions in America, then we have to be known in markets aside from Florida." She added that Hynes has contacts in TV stations and newspapers in New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle and Atlanta, many of them UF journalism alumni. Hynes has been dean -of UF's journalism school since 1994. Before that, she spent 19 years at California State University in Fullerton's communications department. She has also worked as a newspaper reporter and copy editor. "I have loved serving as dean of this college during the past 12 years," Hynes wrote her facto up UF's visibility ulty and staff in an e-mail. "I look forward to watching the college continue to thrive from my new role at UF." One of her new responsibilities will be to promote stories about UF via the journalism college's public broadcasting stations, she wrote. Fouke said no pay increase is planned for Hynes. The dean's salary information was unavailable at press time. Before the search for Hynes's permanent replacement begins, the college will undergo a "facilitated introspective activity," Fouke said. Similar discussions will happen at other UF colleges. In October, an independent accreditation team reviewed the journalism college and reported "an abiding and possiHynes bly intractable breach between the dean and the faculty." About 20 faculty members told the team they had experienced or feared retribution if they displeased Hynes.The team rated the college well overall and granted it accreditation. Asked whether the report related to Hynes's transfer, Fouke wrote in an e-mail: "The outcome of that was exceedingly positive, since every single department received accreditation." William McKeen, chairman of the journalism department, wrote in an e-mail that the college did great things under Hynes's leadership. "The thing I liked most about her," he wrote, "was that when I went into her office with an idea, instead of shooting it down, she'd say, 'Great! Let's see if we can do that.' Sometimes we could and sometimes we couldn't, but I can't think of any time we didn't try." Veterinary dean leaves UF for UT By JOHN W. COX Alligator Writer The dean of UF's College of Veterinary Medicine will step down and take a position at the University of Tennessee in February. Joseph DiPietro, who has helped raise millions for the college, will become UT's vice president of agriculture. DiPietro's departure leaves five colleges at UF searching for deans. "We're delighted with the role he's played at the university for nearly a decade," UF Provost Janie Fouke said. Fouke said she hoped an interim dean would be named within a month, and the position would be permanently filled by Fall. "I really love Florida," DiPietro said. "I've learned an awful lot from this place." DiPietro, 54, said he will miss UF, but the job in Tennessee was too good to pass up. "It's an opportunity to try my skills at another level," he said. "It's just a unique opportunity that doesn't come along very often." Since becoming dean in 1997, funding for the college's research has increased to $12 million a year. One of DiPietro's goals was to raise money for a small-animal hospital, he said. The college was able to raise $4 million for the project this year. "I know he worked very hard to build a small-animal hospital," said John Dame, head of the Department of Pathobiology. "It's an opportunity to try my skills at another level. It's just a unique opportunity that doesn't come along very often." Joseph DiPietro College of Veterinary Medicine dean However, the dean has done more than just raise funds for research and building, Dame said. He also credited DiPietro with increasing the quality of the college's education. 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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 5 Shelving assembly slows slated library re-opening E LIBRARY WEST WON'T OPEN UNTIL THE END OF THE SEMESTER. By JOHN W. COX Alligator Writer Library West, projected to reopen early this Spring, will hot open for at least four more months, UF officials said. The $30 million, two-year construction and renovation of the campus's main library was originally supposed to be completed Feb. 9, but a compact shelving process will take 18 weeks to install, said Bill Covey, library administrator. "It's taken longer than we K1. iow yanny mnuerso/F /a1orgasU Pictured above is the state of Library West's construction in January 2005. Progress on the building's north face is shown in the photo to the right. thought," Covey said. Officials hoped the library would open in March, UF library director Dale Canelas wrote in an e-mail. The shelving manufacturer will deliver 56 semitrailer loads carrying six tons of shelving, Canelas said. Each load takes an entire day to unpack. When the shelving is completed, furniture must be assembled and placed, and about 1 million volumes of books will be moved from storage to campus, which will take six weeks. Compact shelving will allow the library to store more books. Instead of having aisles between rows of books, there is one aisle for an entire room, and the rows are moved by pushing a button, library spokeswoman Barbara Hood said. "Some of these activities will be done concurrently, some have to be sequenced," Canelas said. "We are still working out a master schedule." When it reopens, Library West will have three times more seating, new group study rooms, a presentation area where students can use. technology to design presentations for classes, new computers, a study area for graduate students and possibly a Starbucks, Canelas said. "We're hoping to get it open this semester," Covey said. "It's coming along as well as you could hope with a big project." The construction team lost nine days of work last year due to three hurricanes, he said. Although the renovation will add 50,000 square feet to the Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff Library West is still under construction, and the work will delay the building's reopening for at least 18 more weeks. library, it will not be as large as many other big universities' libraries. "We do not have as much space as most universities of our size, and we cannot seat as many students as we should be able to do," Canelas said. However, she said architectural design will allow for more services and flexible seating. The 37-year-old library was closed Christmas Eve 2003. During the closing, students checked out the library's volumes by ordering them on the UF libraries Web site. To compensate for the shutdown, library officials increased the number of books undergraduates could check out to 100. Graduate students are able to check out 250. Although most of the project is going well, the installation of the Starbucks may be in doubt, Covey said. "The planning is being handled by the vice president for Administrative Affairs, and' he has not shared any of the plans with library staff, so we will all. be surprised by the outcome," Canelas said; Jonathon Mosley, a chemistry junior, said he would love to have a Starbucks in the library. He said that although it's been frustrating not having the library available since he's attended UF, he understands that big projects take time. Mosley said he would prefer them to finish rather than have. students in the library while the renovation continues. "I'd rather it be completely done," Mosley said. "We've already waited two years." Acupuncture & HERBS~:3 3000 YEARS OLD -IT WORKS Stress -Sports Injuries Carpal Tunnel and more. Dr. Vasanthi Vann. Board Certified Call 352.262.5044 for free consultalion Student Discounts -vening/Weekend Appointments *I 2Pint of thewmp Canadian Mist Seagram 7 Jac Daniels $1 59 $1899 $53399 Crown $4 19 Jagermeister $1999 750 ml Captain Morgan $2299 1.75L ,_,ure, we're \oca\. You bet! We're not a big chain. So our prices can be lower. We're friendlier. Offer better service. Have lots of used textbooks. And we have a Bageland in our store. Plus a terrific magazine stand. Check us out. Open (first week of classes) 9:00 to 9:00 Saturday & Sundays 10:00 to 6:00 377-3703 e 1717 NW 1st Avenue One block frorn campus English History Anthropology Sociology Political Science Zoology Philosophy Religion Education Journalism Art Architecture Women's Studies African Studies Film Studies Languages Linguistics Psychology Latin American Studies Jewish Studies Others

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6, ALLIGATOR S MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 Editorial A fresh start Students invited to get involved A s we return to campus gouged by textbook sellers, aggravated by ungrateful roommates and heckled by magnant preachers in Turlington, we open a new chapter in the thrilling history of our very own Independent Florida Alligator. This time, we promise: no name-calling, no controversial viewpoints and absolutely no pissing anybody off. Just kidding. But as we begin the semester, we find the hate mail overflowing the mailbox, the UF administration involved in more issues than we can safely report on and our Opinions columnists hunted to near extinction. It's time we face the truth: We need some new blood. From reporters to copy editors to Opinions columnists, we're always on the lookout for talented journalists and commentators, which is why we're inviting you all to our open house this Friday from noon until 5 p.m. Literally every department is looking for fresh talent. Let's be clear: We need people, especially for this Opinions page. We haven't had to ask the homeless guys in the alley behind the building for help writing Opinions columns yet, but we've come pretty close. If you're interested in a position as an Opinions columnist, tote a 550-word column expressing a semi-coherent viewpoint on a semi-relevant subject to the open house this Friday. Additionally, our now-infamous cartoonist, Andy Marlette, has moved on, so we're also looking for editorial cartoonist prospects. If, on the other hand, you don't have a preference for an area of coverage, come on in anyway. Veteran Alligatorians will be on hand to give you an idea where you might fit in. And even if you don't find what you're looking for, at least there will be free food. Ifyou'd like to contribute on a less-regular basis, we're always accepting 150-word letters to the editor and 550-word guest colunms. So whenever something irks you, inflames you or just plain pisses you. off, drop us a line. We'd love to hear from you. In an entirely student-run newspaper, transitivity is a sad but unavoidable truth, but this transitivity opens the door for fresh ideas. As one class graduates and moves on, another steps into the fold, prepared to brave the hellfire of incensed readers and editors alike. If you rise to the challenge, your work will be rut out for you. While college students may find it difficult to grasp, the world hasn't stopped turning over the Three-week vacation. On the contrary; Republican super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to various corruption charges, the avian flu gathered steam in Asia and the New York Times broke the story that the Bush administration has been ordering wiretaps at the limits of constitutionality. And that means we've got a lot of catching up to do. But there's more than national news to keep us busy. Looking ahead for the semester, we'll also have to endure another SG presidential election, see if instructor Charles Grapski can make heads or tails out of the Blue Key Gator Growl fiasco and keep tabs on UF President Beanie Machen, who'll doubtlessly be up to all of his old shenanigans. This Friday our doors will be open. This is your chance to step up. Make a name for yourself. And remember: this really is your newspaper. So if you ever think that it sucks, you'll know who to blame. the independent florida alligator Emily Yehle EDITOR Bridget Carey MANAGING EDITOR Tom Durrenberger OPINIONS EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 ords (about one letter-sized page). They mast be typed, double-spaced and most include the author's name, classifation and phone number. Names dil be withheld ithe writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit fo, length. grammar, style and libel. bend lnees to lettersealligator.org, brng them to 1100 W. University Av., or send them to P.O. Bos 14257, Gainesvulle, FL 32604-2257.Columns of about 450 words about onginal topics and editonal cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 3764458. Opinions 10 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinions 01 "Copyrighted Material I Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" -.p Edioral notebook Alligator -sets goals few days ago, I sat down with two Gainesville residents concerned with the relationship bewen the black commfmnity and the Alligator. After a semester of heated debate, we were all hoping to make this Spring more unified and less divisive. It turns out we agreed on the most important change the Alligator must make: more diversity in the newsroom. But deciding we need more diversity doesn't mean we'll get more diversity. To do that, we need you. Every semester, our staff is reshuffled and rejuvenated. Almost all the editors this Spring are new, and we hope they will bring new perspectives and outlooks to our reporting. But to make the Alligator a better paper, we still need all different kinds of reporters, artists, web designers, copy editors, columnists and cartoonists. We need those who've been offended by the paper. We need those who think we've missed a good story. We need those who want to get involved. And hey, we'll also take those who think we're the greatest newspaper in existence. We'll also be looking for a Reader's Advocate, a position unfilled last semester. This person would serve as the reader's voice to the Alligator staff and would be responsible for organizing meetings and forums between the public and Alligator editors. It's a new semester promising new beginnings. The construction. of Library West is in its final stages, enabling students to do actual research in a physical library. Couples of any sexual orientation, married or not, will be able to receive benefits as UF employees. to diversify staff And UF President Bernie Machen has promised to begin programs aimed at eliminating all campus waste by 2015. With all this progressive acl l tivity approaching, the Alligator Emily Yehle also is making improvements on Editorial Notebook how it reports the exciting, the eyehle@alligator.org informative and the tragic. We're hoping to look more in-depth at issues affecting our school and our community. We want you to care, and we want you to help. If you have a story idea, call us. If you think we cover something unfairly, let us know. We realize readers will disagree with us at times. But we want it to be a discussion, not a disconnected fight. Undoubtedly, we will sometimes make mistakes. We won't know about them unless you let us know every time. Don't let dissatisfaction fester until the problem is past fixing. If something is wrong, give us a phone call, a letter to the editor or a short e-mail. And whenever you're offended by a cartoon or angered by an article, remember that our main goal is to inform readers and help our community. We work full-time while going to class because we love our job and want to improve the paper. Diversity will help us achieve that goal by alerting us to the concerns of all readers, not just those whose background and interests are currently represented on staff. Work with us to reach this ideal. Emily Yehle is a journalism senior and the editor of the Alligator. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Reader response Today's question: Is the United Wednesday's question: Are you States prepared for an outbreak leaving Gainesville for winter of avian flu? break? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org 73% YES 27% NO 160 TOTAL VOTES

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 7 Guest column Malaria treatment gets unfair reputation in popular opinion M alaria kills about one child every 30 seconds, and the rate of those contracting the disease is increasing. The leaders of some developing countries are appealing to the international community to support using DDT, the most effective and inexpensive pesticide, to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes. But there's a catch. DDT, when applied to the walls of homes in countries like Uganda, has the potential to prevent the deaths of millions of individuals with few harmful side effects. Though the' United States, Europe and many international aid groups are spending money to fight malaria, they simply refuse to fund the purchase of DDT despite its proven record as the most successful mosquito control measure. Environmentalist hysteria generated by hippies and other sundry liberals in the '60s turned DDT into a dirty word. Rachel Carson's 1962 book "Silent Spring" "exposed" DDT's potentially damaging effects on the environment when used in large quantities. In high school, we were all taught that Carson was a hero and DDT is evil. Carson's book spawned a media-fueled fear campaign that resulted in a ban on the chemical in the United States. Environmentalists took the battle around the world and helped restrict the production of DDT, and malaria deaths increased. There's almost no evidence suggesting DDT is harmful to the environment when sprayed in reasonable doses indoors. Before it was banned in the United States, trucks were used to spray clouds of DDT down whole city blocks, but no canceror chemical-related deaths were ever reported. The campaign against DDT continues today. President Bush had the opportunity to fight this junk science in 2001, but he pandered to the environmentalists and supported a global ban on the chemical through a United Nations treaty. Ironically, most of the ban's advocates live in countries that would be unaffected by the ban. Now, as politicians squabble over Matthew Melone Speaking Out_ DDT's merits and radical groups like Greenpeace refuse to swallow their pride, about 2 million people. die from malaria each year. Most are under the age of five. American tax dollars, channeled through the United States Agency for International Development, are paying for mosquito nets and other medicines not nearly as effective as DDT. Even editors at the New York Times have put their support behind the pesticide as Africa's best hope for controlling malaria. Yet aside from an occasional editorial, malaria's death toll -heightened by America's distrust of the chemical -is largely ignored in the media. .One exception is John Stossel of ABC News program "2.0/20," who recently -did a story on the issue. He quoted scientist Amir Attaran, who called USAID's policy towards DDT "medical malpractice" and "murderous." Immediately following World War II, governments used DDT to wipe out malaria in North America and southern Europe. Now the same treatment is being denied to Africa and developing countries around the world which are reliant on donor nations to control the disease. High death tolls and hospitalization rates keep agricultural productivity down and suppress development. If a nation chooses to use DDT, it risks losing its funding from American and international aid groups. Supporting and funding DDT usage may not eradicate malaria. Mosquitoes can develop a chemical resistance as they have in Sri Lanka. But ending the liberal panic surrounding this pesticide could save millions of lives and improve the economies of countries devastated by the disease. Until we put a stop to the hysteria, our ignorance is costing both lives and money. Matthew Melone is a journalism and political science senior. WWW.WESTENDGOLF.COM LET'S DO IT WI TH THE LIGHTS ON! Q Gessos Golf I: Instructions $69 for six Golf II: Playing 2-hour Starts January 23 sons Call West End: 332-2721 .--.--.-.---$18 3 Miles West of 1-75 Cart & G-fee 18 -hole G-fee $17 per person Teeoffaftr lam (Exit 76 on SR 26) Te-off Tee-off after 10arn | 3222 e~ Gfeonl!1 332-2721 :After 1lOam G-iree nly' ~ Open 7 days a week Afte 1am 2------3 7amntill 12am r"n51bs of Whey.$29.00 Free Workout with this ad! C .a5~rSprin~g Term $.69.00 1X~OZ.school year $.9900D 4KI Year.$139'.00 S GYM I Month of Tanning.25.00 ANE5L EM 20 urNW .sH ST 37680@ Tired of Rooming ~ri with ,7 Chimpanzees Solve your roommate problems with Alligator Classifieds!

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8, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 Woman alleges two-man attack at Griffin Stadium By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ Alligator Writer srodriguez@alligator.org A woran was reportedly attacked and nearly raped Friday night by two unknown men at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The woman, whose name police would not release citing concern for her safety, was exercising at the stadium at 9 p.m. when the two men allegedly forced her into an interior restroom and tried to sexually assault her, according to a University Police Department press release. The woman was able to break free ofthe assault when concessions employees inside the stadium startled the assailants. The men then fled toward the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. At about, the same time, a large crowd was exiting the center after the UF gymnastics team's season opener against Illinois. GPD spokesman Lt. Joe Sharkey could not be Public reached for comment. Safety Police have not arrested anyone in connection with the incident, according to the press release. One of the suspects is believed to be a black male, 5-feet 5-inches tall, approximately 18 years old with short hair and thin build. The man was described as wearing a black shirt, low socks, black Reebok sneakers and a long, gold-link chain necklace, according to the report. The report stated the woman described the other suspect as a black male, 5-feet 8-inches tall with a heavyset build. He was described as wearing a red shirt, brown-hooded sweatshirt with cream-colored sleeves, long denim carpenter shorts and white shoes. Anyone with information should contact Sharkey at (352) 392-1114. Anonymous callers should call crime stoppers at (352) 372STOP and may be eligible for a reward. ON CAMPUS "World Famous" Stallions perform at O'Connell Center N MORE THAN 4,000 PEOPLE WATCHED THE LIPIZZANER STALLIONS SHOW OFF THEIR TRAINING. By JACQUELINE DAVISON Alligator Writer The "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallions rode into the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Saturday, performing for 4,400 people in two shows. Master of Ceremonies Troy Tinker has been with the Lippizaner Stallions for almost 15 years. "I like to watch the faces of the people in the audience," Tinker said. "Watching faces of people in the audience keeps it fresh for me. If someone's having a good time, it makes it a lot of fun for me to do." The horses were originally trained to perform their ballerina-like maneuvers on the battlefield to protect the rider. The rare white-horse breed has performed for more than 23 million people in the show's 36 years of touring. Saturday's performances featured 13 horses showing off their extensive training of six to nine years, Tinker said. The show also educated spectators, as Tinker narrated the horses' maneuvers. "It's a very traditional presentation, but you learn a lot about the history of the horses," he said. The horses showcase the performance and presentation styles of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria, which is considered the "Harvard" of the equestrian world. The presentation focused on the breed's historical significance. The Lipizzaners are often called the "royalty" of horses They are believed to have been first bred more than 2,000 years ago and have been embraced throughout much of European history. Mozart wrote music specifically for these horses to perform to. "They were famous for taking these Lipizzaner stallions and performing what they called Grand Carousels with them," Tinker said. "People would dress up; it was like a night at the opera." The Lipizzaners have been featured in many movies, such as Disney's "Miracle of the White Stallions." The horses, which can live up to 40 years, are praised so highly because they all come from one of six families. One portion of the performance titled "Airs Above the Ground" featured the leaps used by riders protecting themselves in battle. Saturday's performance ended with the traditional Grand Quadrille. The act included eight stallions in traditional formal costumes that performed a military drill to music. During World War II, the rare horses almost became extinct. A source of national pride in Vienna, the horses came under German control. U.S. General George S. Patton is credited with the stallions' preservation because he issued the order to rescue them. The horses were owned almost exclusively by nobility and military aristocracy in Europe for more than 400 years. The performance also featured the Spanish Andalusian, another rare breed from which the Lipizzaner stallions were bred. The Andalusian was pivotal in Hannibal crossing the Alps in his 218 B.C. invasion of Italy. 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10, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 Williston road reduced to one lane By DANNY SANCHEZ Alligator Staff Writer Work crews will shut down a lane on westbound Williston Road beginning today while the road is resurfaced between Southwest 13th Street and Southwest 34th Street. However, all lanes will remain open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to alleviate traffic for rush-hour commuters, said Chip Skinner, project spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation. Around "[Drivers] Gll sviljle may encounter some brief delays," Skinner said. "We shouldn't see any significant backups." Residents of the apartment complexes adjacent to Williston Road, such as Oak Hammock, The Polos and Campus Lodge, will not be blocked from entering or leaving their homes, Skinner said. FDOT is advising drivers not to seek alternate routes because other westbound roads are also under construction. Work will begin on eastbound Williston Road once the westbound side is completed, Skinner said. Skinner said an estimate of when work would begin on eastbound Williston Road was not available. On Southwest 13th Street between Archer Road and Williston Road, drivers may face lane closures for driveway work and should .be aware of construction vehicles entering the road. Drivers should also expect to encounter delays, on Newberry Road between Northwest 80th Boulevard and Northwest 109th Street. Lane closures will be effect from Monday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 6-a.m. as crews repave the road. MORE ROAD CONSTRUCTION Eastbound Newberry Road will be reduced to one lane at RoyalrPark Plaza,, located at Southwest 40th Street, to remove a median from the road. The Florida Department of Transportationestimates work will begin Tuesday. We believe everyone's more s in a flexible environment. We want you to succeed. That's why we've created an environment that's conducive to personal and professional growth and success. At Ernst& Young we're offering an opportunity to learn from some of the best talent in the industry. So visit us on campus, or on the Web at ey.com/s/careers. Whatever's best for you. We're flexible; Quality In Everything We Do A A 44, -.0,44

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 11 STUDENT GOVERNMENT Goldberg pleased with SG Gator Party's progress,. By DAVID COHEN Alligator Writer dcohen@al.ligator.org Eight months into his year-long tenure as student body president, Joe Goldberg said he is pleased with the job of his administration and the Gator Party. In 2005, Gator helped rid UF of the international student fee, expanded the popular New York Times/USA Today Readership Program and reached a consensus with the Division of Recreational Sports to replace their required towel policy with disposable wipes. "We are continuing to work on all of our projects and issues," Goldberg said. "It's all a learning process. We're not going to be able to accomplish everything on our platform, which is normal. We feel like we've been very effective." Goldberg's administration was one of many since Fall 2002 to champion international students' pleas, to end what had been called a "discriminatory" fee. The $50-per-semester fee was instituted in 2002 to cover the federally mandated task of tracking, monitoring and reporting the activities of UF's 2,700 international students. "We could never find where the money was going," said former Student Body President Nikki Fried, who was in office when the fee appeared. "We obviously felt that it was extremely discriminatory and unfair. My automatic instinct was: What? Why?" Student Senate passed a bill providing $45,000 from SG reserves for 30 more USA Today papers a day, totaling 450 daily, and 48 -more New York Times papers a day, totaling 393. Senate also passed a bill increasing graduate conference grants by $20,000. The money will be use d to fund 80 travel grants at $250 each. The Graduate Student Council was struggling to meet the demand for travel costs, which are typically $971 for each conference. The Transportation Access Fee Committee voted unanimously to extend the Regional Transit System to include Sunday service, which will begin in August. The increased service will cost students 57 cents more per credit hour, raising students' total transGoldberg portation costs from $4.24 to $4.81 per credit hour. In the Fall election, turnout was 6,666, which was about 2,000 voters over the norm. Roberts said some feel that students don't care about SG. "Fall proves that to be a fallacy," Roberts said. But not all went well in 2005. The worst part of the semester, Roberts said, was witnessing the "unprepared" online voting system during that election, which had some students voting in the wrong races. The Asian American community did not receive a director, an accommodation which the black, Hispanic and transgender communities enjoy. "I think that the Asian American students are extremely important to our campus," Goldberg said. He said achieving a directorship is the first step to erecting an Asian American cultural institute. Goldberg said expansion of the wireless Internet service, inclusion of free online music downloads and provision of more ecofriendly buses have been slowed because of high costs. Online blogs give students way to discuss SG politics By LYNDSEY LEWIS Alligator Writer Who are the potential candidates for Spring's Student Government elections? Which former SG officials are now dating current senators? Gossip runs rampant between the students of SG, and many of the latest rumors are now just a mouse cick away. Weblogs, or blogs for short, are online journals that can track anything from political discourse to an individual's daily life. At U, the trend has taken hold of SG with an assortment of student-run blogs that cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from new legislation to senators' romantic involvements. The UF logging community contains at least five active SG-centric blogs, while a few previous SG blogs have either been shut down by -their operators or have shifted topics. "[UF blogger] Swamp Pundette (at swamp-pundette.blogspot.com) is known as the start of the SG blog revolution," the author behind the UF SG Dirt blog, at ufsgdirt.blogspot.com, wrote in an e-mail. Though the Washington, D.C.based Swamp Pundette now primarily covers stories from Capitol Hill, her blog began February and discussed UP political issues. By summer, several Student other SG blogs GOVflm int had sprouted up, including UF GDI (God Damn Independent) at ufgdi.blogspot.com and Greek on a Leash, which has since been taken down. UF GDI still exists but went inactive in October. She said SG blogs often contain many inaccuracies. Additionally, mudslinging and defamation in blogs are concerning to some. One reader, posting under the pseudonym of "Concerned Christian" in Not Anti-Greek, Anti-System at notanti-greekantisystem.blogspot.com, recently alleged that Student Senate President John Boyles may have ties to a cultlike organization. Some authors use their blogs primarily as an outlet for their concerns about SG. "This was my first (Fall) election. I really didn't feel like I had that much of a voice," said the blogger who authors View from the Bottom at ufview.blogspot.com. "[Blogging] seemed like the best way to get my opinion out there." Still, UF GDI said most students who aren't affiliated with SG are either unaware of theblogs'existences or simply don't care to read them. Shivani Jaipershad, a telecommunications junior, said she was encouraged to read SG blogs for a class she took. "I kind of stopped reading them," she said, "because it lets you know what the issues were, but I wouldn't base my opinion off something I read in a blog, especially these blogs." 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12, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 Web site aids students in sharing class notes, A FREE SITE NOW OFFERS 34 CLASSES TO STUDENTS. By LYNDSEY LEWIS Alligator Writer A Web site offering students the chance to swap class notes and sell textbooks for free makes its public debut today. Campusopencourse.com was founded by three UF students with the purpose to encourage interaction between students enrolled in the same courses, said co-founder and computer engineering junior Robert Gadala-Maria. "I feel like there's a barrier between me and every other student in [my classes]," he said, adding that even in large lecture courses, he feels there are only a few other students whom he can consistently rely upon for help. Gadala-Maria said he and his partners Josh Greenberg and Andres Barreto believe their Web site can help change that. Campus Open Course will primarily function as a means for students to share notes and other information classified according to course. The Web site took between five and six months to develop and appeared online last Thursday. Jenny Harnish / Alligator Andres Barreto, Josh Greenberg and Robert Gadala-Maria's Web site, Campusopencourse.com, allows students to exchange notes for college courses. As of Sunday afternoon, it featured listings for 34 courses at UP and four at Florida State University, and Gadala-Maria-said he expects the site's database to expand quickly. "It's pretty much about distributing knowledge and distributing education," he said. One element that he said distinguishes Campus Open Course from similar Web sites is that it is entirely user-regulated, giving students the power to rank other site members using a method called the "karma system." When a user shares information on the Web site, other students can rate that user with either a "thumbsup" or "thumbs-down." Positive ratings will give the information's poster one karma point, while negative ratings will subtract one. Although Gadala-Maria admitted Campus Open Course could potentially be used as a springboard for cheating, he said users can regulate the site's content by flagging posts they find inappropriate. "The only way [students] could really cheat is if they're allowed to use their computers during a test," *he said. In addition to functioning as a means for sharing class notes, Campus Open, Course's interactive message boards allow users to buy and sell textbooks without a middleman. UF freshman Claire Gamble said the Web site seems like a good idea. "It'd be nice if you couldn't get to class one day, because you'd have a way to get the notes that you missed," she said. "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" S lan0 CYCLE "The Scooter Specialists" Sales + Service High Performance Parts BEST BEST BEST PRICES + WARRANTIES *SELECTION KYMCO GrandVista KYMCO Super 9 KYMCO People 50 KYMCO ZX50 250cc Scooter High Performance Fast, 2 yr Warranty Reliable, Affordable 70 mpg 75 mp 2 yr warranty Liquid cooled, 2 yr warranty $2,299 or $65/mth** $1,750 or $58/mth* $4,1 9 or $ 116/mth** $2,399 or $68 /nth** Authorized Dealer of: KYMCO, Hyosung, Daelim, Go-Ped, Vento, UM, and many others *Estimated payment with 18.0% APR. Zero down, 48 months with acceptable credit; **60 months; *** 24 months SunL QM50B2 $699 or $42/month*** 338-8450 3550 SW 34th St (next to Goodwill) www. solanocycle. com A special ultraviolet .cer. makes it possible to a. the underlying ski. de-cge d.e by the sun. And since 1 in 5 Americans will develop akin cancer in their lifetime, ht better reacn to always "ee ec"e"n, wear protective cicihics cnd as. %.a. 4Y A RCA AADM OF DERMATOLOGY #41MI1,V M(Iurn (jrith 1)f rylrirr% in pri*atr mrwI -, I -; -111 "W% 10 F f i r n d % sip. "A

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 15 ON CAMPUS SameV--sex health care program met with resistance By JUSTIN RICHARDS Alligator Writer jrichards@alligator.org One month after UF extended its employee health care benefits to same-sex partners, state Rep. Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, is touting a bill barring the use of state funds for.the program. Cretul's bill would make it illegal for any organization to use taxpayer dollars to fund a domestic-partner benefit program. UF officials are unfazed, though, since their plan never intended to use state dollars. The program relies largely on money from private donors and federal grants. "We attempted to design the benefit so it would not have the vulnerability of what that proposed legislation appears to be addressing," said Kyle Cavanaugh, UF's vice president for human resources. "We're still moving forward." Cretul was quick to clarify that he is not fie 0 f %e 0 %#. g UF's efforts to include gay and le partners in its health care plan. He is on] g what he said is "fuzzy" in Florid as: Same-sex partners are not include state insurance plan. iis is not a battle between me and UF ."It's not a battle between me and tho, ant a different type of relationship." tul acknowledged he has personal ol s to the benefit plan. tave a deep spiritual faith, but I unde too, that not everyone will agree wit he said. "I just happen to be one wl? rts the idea that marriage should coi o be held in the elevated position." s plan, dubbed the domestic par nefit plan, extends health care bei partners of employees, gay or straigl ants must prove financial interdepe with their UF-employed partners. ministrators contend that the program -1p UF recruit and retain better faculty N F '.3 k *o T1 and that UF has been at a competitive disadvantage with rival schools who offer the benefits. 'We want to be as competitive as we possibly can on the national scene, and this is yet another step in that direction," Cavanaugh said. Indeed, five of the Top 10 public universities offer the benefits. Cretul said UF can reach a Top 10 spot without the benefit plan. "When half of them in the Top 10 have it, half of them don't," he said. "There's no overwhelming majority." He noted that four of the top schools that offer the benefits are in the University .of California system. "California is a much more liberal state than Florida," he said. Three other public schools in Florida ofe -ki t %t fer domestic-partner benefits: Miami-Dade College, Hillsborough Community College and Broward Community College. MDC and HCC do not use the state insurance program to fund their same-sex partner benefit plans. BCC's benefits administrator deferred a Friday call and did not respond to an e-mail. UF Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs Director Tamara Cohen said Cretul's bill does little more than raise awareness about UF's benefit plan. "There's not really a need for this bill," she said. Cohen said the program has widespread support, but some people confuse it with an endorsement of a relationship the state doesn't recognize. "People who like to get folks riled up about gay marriage might use it to get folks riled up," she said. "But this is not about gay marriage. This is about health benefits." "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" Victims found near their camping gear OCALA, from page 1 location. "Four-wheeled vehicles can't even get though the area," Livoti said. "It's not a well-defined camping area." Marion County officials will be working closely with Alachua County sheriffs to investigate the case. "Hopefully we have enough physical evidence between the two agencies and we'll get a resolution quickly," said Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman Keith Faulk. One of Peck's neighbors, local tattoo artist Josh Oshier, said police came to his apartment and questioned him about the killings. Santa Fe Community College will conduct two information and counseling meetings today at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Wattenbarger Building S, Room 329, at the Northwest campus. Larry Keen, assistant to SFCC President Jackson Sasser, said the last time the college held similar meetings was after a faculty member was killed on campus in 2004 during the Fall semester. He said President Sasser sent his condolences to the victim's families. "We've begun to discuss some kind of memorial service," Keen said. "But first we are contacting the families to see what their wishes are." The Ocala National Forest is known for having previous incidents that are similar to Peck and Parker's case. Over the years, police have often conducted searches through the forest for missing people feared to be dead. In 1966, two women went missing while visiting Alexander Springs. They were never found. In 1994, 18-year-old Florida State University student John Edwards was killed and his sister was raped in the park. The murderer was caught and sentenced to death. Police are searching for a 1997 redJeep Cherokee, license plate H79YXX, that they believe belonged to one of the victims. Anyone with information about Peck and Parker should call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (352) 368-STOP or Keith Faulk at (352) 367-4041. 0 .1( 0 ; Palms for alms Clifton Fassett twists palm leaves to form rose petals on a crucifix (pictured above) outside St. Augustine Church on University Avenue on Sunday afternoon. Fassett is a familiar sight to members of the church, sitting under a palm tree in the shade of the building and using the tree's leaves to weave his crafts. He offers them to pass.ing members of St. Augustine's congregation after Sunday services every week. He charges nothing for his work, but accepts donations. Fassett has been a regular around the church for three years.

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16, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 Bicycle taxi service saves sloshed students By MEGAN DAVIS Alligator Contributing Writer After enjoying some Jdgermeister and a few bottles of Bud Light at a Gainesville bar one Saturday evening, UF students Jesse Hoyer and Matt Boomershine headed out the door for a pizza and ended up completely lost. Fortunately, salvation appeared in the form of a bicyclist pulling a seat on wheels. Hoyer and Boomershine opted to forget their hunger pains and hitch a ride back to the bar on the pedicab, also known as a bike taxi. "It was definitely safer than walking back on foot because I probably would've gotten hit by a car," Hoyer said. "We had a blast." Joshua Musinski, owner of Gainesville Bike Taxi, provides people like Hoyer and Boomershine with rides around town nearly every weekend of the year. Most passengers travel to and from local clubs, but some ask for rides to the grocery store, a football game or even the hospital. Drivers operate on tips, usually between $5 and $20, but will set a minimum rate for distances beyond downtown Gainesville. Musinski has been in the bike taxi business since 2003. The 26year-old started Gainesville Bike Taxi in 2004 and now manages about five other pedicab drivers in addition to driving his own. "I really love the interactive quality of it -how you have to always be paying attention and commanding the road," he said. He said he is comforted by Tim lussin / Alligator stan Josh Musinski, owner of Gainesville Bike Taxi, gives his passenger a ride downtown Saturday night. Musinski's service' offers students an alternative to facing traffic in downtown Gainesville on the weekend. knowing that he prevents many potentially dangerous situations. Many people who request a lift are too drunk to drive, ride their bicycle or walk. However, inebriated customers still must behave appropriately. Musinski said he does not tolerate name-calling or groping during the ride. About three months ago, Musinski' was transporting a rowdy group to a bar downtown when they started shouting racist comments to Arab students walking by. Musinski said he immediately stopped the pedicab, refused to take the group any farther and charged them $20 for their offensive behavior. "I really like kicking people off the bike taxi when it's required,". he said. Gainesville residents are not the only ones who reap the benefits of bike taxis. Musinski said pedicabs have become especially popular in the United States during the past few years for cost and congestion reasons. Pedicabs take up much less space on the road, and pedaling is more economical and environmentally friendly than using a fuel-powered vehicle. Musinski said he has not had any accidents since he began driving bike taxis in Gainesville and only knows of one incident that occurred with another driver prior to 2003. Joe Daley, vice president of Palm Imports in Daytona Beach, manufactures pedicabs and said he has not received complaints from customers regarding safety issues. "We've got them in use all over General Information: Hours of Operation: 9 p.m. to about 3 a.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A ride can also be requested on any day by calling ahead of time. Contact: Joshua Musinski at 630-362-3509 or Joshm@bikerider.com Typical Pick-up Location: University Avenue near Main Street, downtown clubs and parking lots Cost: Based on tips for rides around downtown Suggested Tip: $5-20 A minimum tip is set for rides to UF or farther. Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff the country without problems," Daley said. Bike taxis have been used in China since the 16th century he said. However, they are known as rickshaws and require a person on.foot to pull a cart full of passengers. Bike taxis are used most often around the United States to transport people from a parking lot to an arena, as is usually the case in Orlando, Daley said. But the versatile vehicles have other uses, too. "Believe it or not, in Arkansas there's a designated pedicab parking area at the mall," he said. affordabloBecome a lobal &atorl Study abroad, learn new skills, and experience another culture. Use financial aid. Apply for scholarships. UNIVERSITY OF (YD'T TTn A 123 printer Mall 392-5323 ext 700 w ww~f~ic~fl4ed Get 2 free hours of LSAT tutoring! Enhance your LSAT preparation with 2 free hours of private tutoring when you enroll in an LSAT course before January 31st. Our multiple options let you prep the way that's right for you: Classroom Course I New! LSAT Extreme Course Premium Online Course I Private Tutoring Program Only Kaplan offers complete prep for the LSAT. Call to enroll today! Higher LkAT score 1-800-KAP-TEST I kaptest.com Yuir money back;

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 17 Rush week pushed back FRATERNITY RECRUITING BEGINS NEXT WEEK. By KYLIE CRAIG Alligato r Write r kcraig@alligator.org Students hoping to receive a bid from a UF fraternity will have to wait an extra week this Spring. The Interfraternity Council will begin Spring rush week Jan. 17, one week later than usual. Spring rush traditionally begins the first week of classes. A recruitment forum will be held Wednesday for fraternity hopefuls at 8 p.m. in the Rion Ballroom B of the Reitz Union. IFC Vice President of Membership Brian Galgay said recruitment week will be postponed so that students who attend the forum will have a week to decide whether or not Greek life is for them. "We're providing the potential recruits with time to reflect," Galgay said. "With that, they're armed and equipped to make the best decision possible." A tabling session featuring representatives from all 25 IFC chapters will take place immediately following the forum. There, students can learn more about the organizations and hear what each has to offer. Recruitment week will officially begin the afternoon of Jan. 17. Potential members can visit any IFC chapter house for lunch, dinner or evening events. During the week, students maybe offered a bid from any of the fraternities they Greek visit. They can accept or turn these Life down at any time during the week. The decision to accept a bid and pledge must be made by the night of Jan. 21. Sigma Alpha Epsilon recruitment chair Bryan Tudeen said he feels the extra time will help recruitment week run more smoothly. "It gives the fraternities a week to prepare for rush with everyone in town," Tudeen said. However, Tudeen said ending the weeklong event Saturday instead of Friday will be less convenient. Galgay said the number of students who go through recruitment week in the Spring is usually half of that in the Fall. For more information and a recruitment application, students can visit the IFC Web site at greekgator.com. Pope %hooter eleaed "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" As k a L Rb"rar'a n Instant Messaging Your direct link to research assistance Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm; Friday 9am-5pm Jabber at UF Connect to "jabber.ufl.edu" and go to the "library" chat room SAlM M5554ESSENGER 5 Screen name: uflibrarian UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WALDO FLEA MARKET Huge Antique Mali-Open Daily5 min. from Gainesville te II As many as 50% of children with autistic disorder experience regular gastrointestinal problems, including: -Chronic diarrhea or constipation "Bloating -Gas -Abdo.iial pain Although these symptoms are common and can significantly impact the quality of life of autistic children and their families, very little is known about their cause or-appropriate treatments. Dr. Michael Johnson of Sarkis Clinical Trials is conducting a research study to evaluate an investigational medication for gastrointestinal problems in autistic children. If your child is between 2 and 17 years old and experiences some of the symptoms described above, he or she may be eligible to participate in the study. Research volunteers will receive study medication and medical care at no cost. To fin~d aut move about th Study, please calN (352) 333-0094 4)j of Children Diagnosed vvith Aut's n -N N j U A IM Express

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18, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 Wood rot leads to construction at Gainesville Place Anly Apicella / Alligator Stat Residents of Gainesville Place Apartments are facing damage to their porches from rotting wood. Construction crews are working daily to fix the damage. A-Natur hl gourm naBy NICK PATRICK Alligator Contributing Writer Sleeping peacefully, UF senior Naomi Davies was suddenly awakened by a loud thump followed by a picture frame hitting her in the leg. A construction crew was working on Davies's rotting porch at Gainesville Place Apartments, part of a larger effort to correct water damage and rotting wood discovered shortly after the property was purchased last May, said Eric Blevins, director of operations for Paradigm Properties. "All the wood in the porches was completely rotted," Davies said. "They tore the whole thing down and rebuilt all three stories over the span of about a month." The damage was discovered during minor repairs over the sunmer; Blevins said. "We were doing some minor trim work after we acquired the property when we started noticing the deteriorated wood," he said. "We were as much in shock as anybody." .The property's previous owner, Place Properties, could not be reached for comment. Blevins said experts were brought in immediately to assess the damage and begin planning the repair work, but the job turned out to be more You may qualify to participate in a Phase 1 (single dose) clinical research trial of an investigational drug being developed for possible use in diabetes. The study involves 4 out-patient visits and participants will be compensated for their time. For further details please contact: Karen Brezner Clinical Trial Coordinator Endocrine division University of Florida Tel: (352) 846 2234 breznka@medicine.ufl.edu DO NOT apply if you have diabetes. than Paradigm anticipated. -"The level of wood rot was unprecedented," he said. "Some of the affected buildings were only three and four years old." The exact cause of the damage has not been determined, but Paradigm believes the repairs will correct the problems, Blevins said. "I'm glad they took care .of a problem that needed attention, but the 8 a.m. jackhammer wake-up calls got really old." Ashley Pennington UF student "I believe we reacted fast and appropriately," he said. "We took every measure to fix the problems the quickest way and the right way." While the repair of the rotted porches is a relief, the construction still made for an uncomfortable Fall semester, said Ashley Pennington, a UF sophomore. "I'm glad they took care of a problem that needed attention, but the 8 a.m. jackhammer wake-up calls got really old," she said. In addition to the noise, the porch construction also resulted in a major water leak, Pennington said. "We're on the first floor, so the second-story porch had always shielded our living room window from the weather," she said. "After the porches were gone, the water just started pouring in because the window wasn't sealed correctly." Maintenance workers quickly resealed the window, but the water had already started flooding the living room, Pennington said. "The carpet was soaked. The wall was stained, and our couches could have been ruined if we hadn't gotten home in time to see the leak," she said. Despite the hassles of the construction, Pennington said she believes Paradigm reacted appropriately to the problem at han d. "Construction is always an inconvenience, but you don't want the porch upstairs to fall on top of you," she said. "You can't have it both ways." Some of the buildings were damaged more severely than others. "They told us that the wood rot was so bad that the balconies had pulled away from the wall," said Danann Dittbenner, a UF sophomore. Workers have boarded up the doors leading to the affected porches, and residents were advised to stay away from them, she said. ISmURANCE "Students need Health Insurance. Help protect yourself from the rising cost of medical services. You deserve quality health insurance coverage, and it is available for you. We at Chip Williams & Associates will help you acquire that insurance." Chip Williams WE FIND ANSWERS. CHIP WILLIAMS & ASSOCIATES A Contracted General Agency For: Independent Insurance Agents Blu eCross BlueShield of Flo ida sso ~ f D. BeCd I SlldA.Wi 73 0 75 Form Noniber: 58533.59950. 3669 S.W. 2nd Avenue 3669 S.W. 2nd Avenue Form Number: 18533-599SU.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 19 A fusion of South Beach and the Islands Student Living in Paradise! Cabana Club Opening Winter 2006 Villas Available Summer/Fall 2006 2 and 4 bedroom villas modern furniture lagoon style pool poolside beach poolside wireless access fitness room computer lab movie lounge billiards beach volleyball basketball N N~ zcth Ave. 32608 Offbc. alm to change CitVU% I w "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" 2033 SW 62nd Boulevard Gainesville, Florida 352.335.2000 40H

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Classif ieds MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/class For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished I furnisheedI frnl heo furnished unfurnished It's not too late! Escape the dorms this spring! 1 BR/1 BA*2BR2BA*3BR/3BA TH Cable*Gated*Sauna*24hr Gym*Tanning *Close teUF!*Lease for SPRING*377-2777 4-26-72-1 Super Clean Studio Walk to ShandsAnnual lease Now as low as $355 monthly inc all utilities ph 336-9836 4-26-72-1 NEED ROOMMATES Private Bed/Bath, in 3/3 Apt. $489 for all utilities, furn, & internet Call 336-3838 4-26-72-1 Want a Change for The New Year? Furnished Utilities* Cable* Internet New Year special from only $450! Hurry only 4 rooms left! 372-8100 4-26-72-1 HUGE *AFFORDABLE 1, 2 & 3BR Spiral Staircase Skylight Pool 2 Tennis Cts Indv lease & Utility Pack Now and Fall 377-7401 4-26-72-1 Close to UF FREE Roommate Match FREE CABLE, FREE Utilities FREE Alarm FREE Furniture FREE Tanning, W/D, PC Lab 24-hr Gym, Gated Entry 'Only $485, 372-0400 4-26-72-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts. www.ApartmentsinGainesville.com 4-26-72-1 Raising the standard of luxury to an unprecedented level. 414's from $455 -509! More amenities than you can dream of FREE: internet, cable, wfd, pc lab, gym 3 busesRM match! Call 352-271-3131 4-26-72-1 Walk to SFCC Roll out of bed and into class. $439 Gets you all this! Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D, Roommate match. 379-9300 4-26-72-1 COLLEGIATE LIVING ORGANIZATION Spring Leases Available! Only $275/mo w/ethernet, til, parking, furnished, one block from campus! 377-4269. Grove.ufl.edu/-clo 4-26-72-1 M/F, NS, Grad student/Professional wanted to reent gorgeous furn room in new home. 1.5 mi to Shands. Kitchen, living room, laundry facilities included. $425/mo + share utils. Call 336-5450, 954-328-2863, 954-646-1341 1-31-31-1 FIRST MONTH FREE Sublease available now-May 2006 Apt fully furnished (4/2). Great female roommates. Within 1 mi from UF. Rent $390 + util. 305318-1040 1-13-14-1 GAINE SVILLE PLACE Must leave town. Spacious, clean, lbr/lba in 4br/ba. spring and summer. ind cable, net, utils, wshr/dryr. $465 mo. (will give $500 at signing) 813-6956322. 1-20-15-1 Furnished Apt for Relet. 4BR/4BAdeluxe w/3 female roommates @ the Estates less than 1 mile from campus. $499/mo. Call 423-8783545 1-31-16-1 Roommate wanted to share 3BR/2BA. VINTAGE VICTORIAN HOME 2 mi from UF. $400/mo + 1/3 utils. 1st + sec. No pets 772-359-9162 12-7-11-1 SAINT CHARLES CONDO Brand new 2BR/2BA. W/D, NW 3rd Ave. Available. 386-295-3194 12-7-5-1 ASAP SPRING LUXURY APT 2BR $485/ mo full amenities, pvt carport, utils, pools, gym, study rms, entertainment rm. EVERYTHING! Hi-spd i-net & wireless. I min to UF, 34th & 20th Ave. 305-332-2204 12-7-5-1 The Estates (The Exchange) 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA near campus Fully furn, free cable, ds, utilities. Jan 1 -Aug 7th. nmb2boca@aol.com or 561-706-9808 127-4-1 Countryside Apt. Pvt. Bathroom, walk-in closet, wireless, nice & tidy female, roommates. $425 inc. utils. Avail. Dec 8. Call (239) 682-0488. 12-7-4-1 Archer -Rd. Efficieny Apt. w/ Bath. includes utils., W/D, TV, LInes too. $400/mo, $250 deposit, Call Betty 372-1191 12-7-4-1 $436/MO Fully furn. Amenities included. Campus Lodge. A great 'place to live. Call 954-465-3284 12-7-3-1 Fully furn. 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA Campus Lodge. Huge gym, tanning, biggest pool in G-ville, bball, carwash, scr. patio w/fan, stadium seating to watch 2 TVs! Indas. fast internet, cable w/HBO, ali util. incl. elec, nice furn Discounted $425 neg. 727-743-7926 12-7-3-1 FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED! BRAND NEW Campus View Apts on 13th & Archer. 3BR/3BA $500/month + utilities. Fully furnished! Call 305-525-0499 1-13-5-1 JAN & FEB FREE RENT 1/1 in a spacious 2/2, 3/3, or 4/4 apartment in SW Gainesville. Fully furnished, all utilities included. Please contact 904-910-8300 1-13-5-1 Spacious 4BR Condo. Less than one mile from UF. Spring & annual leases. 4BR/4BA w/private BA. All util. incl. $400/MO each. Call now 954-560-7286 1-30-15-1 Female needed for 1/1 in 4/4 $450/mo. All until. oc. Free cable/internet/phone. Great roomMates! Safe complex. Jan rent free! Call 954-461-3737 Don't miss out! 1-23-10-1 Brand new fully furnished 3BR/3BA condo Private owner 0 904-269-4715 0 $450 per BR/BA 0 Across from UF campus at Campus View Condos. S Immediate availability. 130-15-1 NW area -Mater Br/priv BA in spacious 3/2 house -CH/A, DW, W/D, $435 + share elec/ gas -Great for grad or prof. Non-smoker, no pets, off 13th/39th. 813-361-7202 1-13-5-1 Cable, ethernet, util, wireless & much more are free & waiting for you @ LaMancha. Walk to campus. All you need is your clothes. Full amenities. 2 male roommates needed. $400/mo jmj4all@ufl.edu. or 561-386-8526 1-13-5-1 One room in 4BR/4BA Countryside Apartments. on bus route, W/D, util, cable, internet included. $425/mo for female nonsmoker. Call 352-275-6504 1-13-5-1 Female roommmate wanted. Cozy, warm & artistic house in the duckpond. Share w/professional artist. Beautiful/private living. Call 377-1005. Available immediately. 1-20-10-1 0[Fo r ent ) i nfurnis hed ) OQUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN SPACE. Rustic 1 BR apt. $345/mo. 01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or mobile 213-3901. 12-7-72-2 ACROSS FROM UF 1 BRs from $460 Laundry on site, pets ok.Central Air, walk in closet. Open Weekends 371-7777 4-26-72-2 LYONS SPECIAL $99 1st month's rent 377-8797 4-26-72-2 Wake up & walk to UF Studios & 1 bedrooms Starting @ $489 Pet friendly, Pool *Come See! 372-7111' 4-26-72-2 AVAILABLE JANUARY! -HUGE floorplans Great Pools! Water/Sewer included! Pets OK 1BR $559 2 BR $605 Bus or bike to UF 335-PARK 4-26-72-2 LIVE DOWNTOWN FOR SPRING. Studios, 1/1s, 2/2s & 3/3s Pool*Alarm*Pets Welcome Available January! 338-0002 4-26-72-2 OSUN BAY APTSO OSome furnished avail *OWak or Bike to Campus 00 1-1 $460/moOO2-1 $520/mo www.sunisland.info 000376-6720 4-26-72-2 1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus line, and just a few miles from UF. Located off SW 20th Ave. $375 -$450, Ind water, sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets allowed. Call 335-7066. 4-26-72-2 MOVE IN JANUARY! Stress free living! Great rates! 0 1 BR from $489 2BR from $559 Beautiful pools/courtyards* Pets OK Walk/bike to UF 372-7555 4-26-72-2 3/3 Luxury Avail. Now Roommate match for Jan. 24hr. Gym, Comp. Lab, Tan Close to UF Law, & SW Rec. Call 352-379-9255 4-26-72-2 Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-26-72-2 APTS FOR JAN! Huge I bedrooms Fabulous 2 and 4 bedrooms! We love pets! Pool, tennis Amazing location! going FAST! 376-4002 pinetreegardens.com 4-26-72-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $495up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-26-72-2 There's no place like home! Make us yours 1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH Cable*Gated*Sauna*24hr Gym*Tanning *Close to UF!*Lease for SPRING*377-2777 4-26-72-2 *Beautiful and New* 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY FREE High-Speed Internet FREE Monitored Alarm FREE Cable/Tanning/Gym W/D plus TVs in every kitchen 374-FUNN (3866) 4-26-72-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-6-168-2 SUN ISLAND 1.1 from $480.00 2.1 $530.00 $99 deposit for Grad students 999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720 www.sunisland.info 4-26-72-2 How To Place A Classified Ad: Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M -F-am -4pm. No refunds or In Person: By Mail: When Will Your Ad Run? credits can be given. Cash, Check, MC, or Visa Use forms appearing weekly in The Classifieds begin TWO WORKING DAYS Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND Alligator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC, after they are placed. Ads placed at the with any corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY REThe Alligator Office Visa or checks only. UF Bookstore may take THREE days to SPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. 1105 W. University Ave. '352' 373-FIND appear Ads may run for any length of Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be M-F, 8am -4pm By Phone: ( given after placing the ad. Changes called in after the first day will not Payment by Visa or MasterCard ONLY. time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, be further compensated. UF Bookstore at Reitz Union M -F, 8am -4pm but there can be no refunds or credits Customer error or changes: Changes must be made BEFORE M -F, 8am -6pm, Sat. 1 Oam -5pm By Fax: (352) 376-4556 for cancelled ads. NOON for the next day's paper. There will be a $2.00 charge for .( 2 minor changes. I For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings I1 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets ,U'blease 8 Electronics 1:3 Wanvilted 18 Pecr'onals 23 Rides 4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Heip Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets 5 Real Estate -'0 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 21 Los! & Found All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination." We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. -All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimination in employment (barring legal exceptions) because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, familial status, age, or any other covered status. -This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss sing from contacts made through the type of advertising that is know as "personal" or "connections" whether.or not they actually appear under those classifications. We suggest that any reader who responds to that type of advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information. -Although this newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers otgoods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 21 49n rn shdnu SubleaLL 5 4/4 Townhome for Fall Across from UF W/D, Alarm, DW From $550 per BR suite Open Weekends 371-0769 4-26-72-2 AVAILABLE JANUARY Studio and 1 BRs From $529 Across From UF, Pets Ok. Laundry on Site, Wood Floors Avail Open Weekends 371-7777 4-26-72-2 LIVE STUDY PLAY Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3BR/3BATownhomes Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym, Aerobics, W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms *The Laurels, 335-4455* 4-26-72-2 NOW LEASING FOR JANUARY 1 br for $609 or 3br/2ba for $880 Great location Spacious Inc[ some utils Alarms, park FREE @ UF, Pets welcome www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111 4-26-72-2 "'Summer Leases Avail."* 2 & 3 Bdrm Twnhms Luxury/Gated -Cable w/HBO Tanning*Gym*Comp. Lab*Dog Park Call for specials 377-2801 4-26-72-2 *1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL" NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint 3BR/2BA Flats 00 $839/mo 2BR/2BA Flats 00 $725/mo 2BRover 1100 sq ft 0S $7251 mo 1 BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $625/mo Close to UF, beautiful, quiet High-speed wireless internet $450 depositS 376-2507 4-26-72-2 Its Never Too Early! Huge 2 and 3 Beds for Januaryl Cable W/D Pool Gym Pets Ok Pre-leasing for 2006! 372-8100 4-26-72-2 NEWLY RENOVATED Affordable, Quiet living HUGE 1& 2BR Pool Skylights 1.5 miles to UF Furn Avail 377-7401* 4-26-72-2 ENORMOUS 3BR Avail for Current and Fall Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF Ind lease, Furn & Util Avail Great Specials*377-7401 4-26-72-2 CLOSE TO CAMPUS Available nowl 2BR/1BAApt. $475 3BR/1BA Duplex $600 MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 4-26-72-2 *Large afforadable apartments* 2/2.5 & 4/2.5 TH w/W/D. No pet restrictions! Pool, Gym, B-ball, Tennis, Racquetball, UF parking. Available Jan 2006 @ (352) 3327401 4-26-72-2 Going, Going, GONEI 2BR/1 BA only $675 Spacious floor plan, Quiet atmosphere Move in TODAY! 376-1248 4-26-72-2 STUDIO APT 60 Sec. walk to UF. 1 or 2 rooms. Short term avail. $350 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-26-72-2 BIG & CHEAP 2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595 3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695 1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also avail. 373-4423 www.maximumre.com 8-16-131-2 INDIVIDUAL AND SEMESTER LEASES AVAILABLE FOR THE WINTER SEASON Convenient UF acess $375 to $620/mo Action Real Estate Services 352-331-1133 1-15-31-2 Campus Realty Great homes for rent in the UF area! 352-692-3800 www.campusrealty.com/rentals 4-26-72-2 One mile to campus & Shands 2BR/1.5BA Avail. Aug. 1st Wood floors, W/D, DW, clean, no pets, sm, 1038 SW 6th Dr. $600/mo 239,898-9317 1-31-40-2 Close in. Lots of green space. Large 4BR/ 2BA Home Screen porch. No pets. $800/MO Call (352)378-9220 or 213-3901 4-26-72-2 2 STORY COUNTRY HOUSE 3BR/2BA, large living rm, separate dining rm, zoned commercial, ideal home/office on SW Williston Rd. near ShandsNA. $875. Call Kathy 215-1728, Lisa 372-9000 1-20-17-2 OCONDOO 3BR/3BA furn, pool, tennis, bus rte, W/D, fridge, Oaks Mall near. 1yr+ $1100/ mo, OHOMEO 3BR/2BA 1 car garage, fireplace, gorgeous 1+ acres, young prof, area $1350/mo. Trippe Realty 538-1133. 1-27-18-2 ****CHEAP**** 1BR apts near UF & downtown starting @ $395/mo. Available now. Call 371-3260 118-10-2 Cute downtown 2BR/1BA bungalow w/ fireplace, W/D, DW, screen porches, garden, carport, free parking and has natural gas! $950/mo + util, lst mo + $500 sec dep. 352871-5633 1-11-4-2 2 ROOMS AVAILABLE in 3BR/2BA house 12 mi to UF & 5 min to SFCC. Pets welcome, quiet area $400/mo each incl utils & hi speed internet. Prefer F, NS. Call 352-206-0543 1-13-6-2 CLASSIC REMODELED OLD HOUSE 3/1 + Bonus room, new kitchen, bath, hardwood floors. Student Ghetto. Close to UF. $795 lease. 371-9409 1-25-12-2 Avail Feb. 1st Renovated 4BR/3BA house 2blks from UF. $1250/mo. W/D new appliances & sun room 352-283-2828 1-3116-2 3 rooms for rent. Short term/spring semester leases. $250/Mo plus part utilities. Contact Jen 407-947-9748 1-30-15-2 LET US PAY YOUR BILLS UNTIL FEB 1ST Large 1 and 2 bedrooms. Free water, sewer, pest control. Open Saturdays. Ventura Apts. 1902 SW 42nd Way 352-376-5065 2-620-2 2BR/1.5BA apt. Recently remodeled. Mill Run Subdivision. Community pool available. W/D hook ups. $675/MO Call 352-376-7801 1--23-10-2 Two BRs each w/private. BA in quiet 3 BR house overlooking pond. Grad/professional. students 2 blocks to law school/i10 mins to campus (NW 24 Street) $330/mo lease thru July, Contact Ani (anidelaq@yahoo.com) or Dave (dwgOO1 @aol.com) 1-23-10-2 LIVE ON UF LAKE Pristine Bivens Arm Condo. Huge 2BR/2BA. Lrg den,,3rd BR hardwood floors, pool incl. $1200/mo 321-231-1505 1-31-16-2 HALF OFF 1st month's rent. 2/1 Apartment on main bus route, across from Butler Plaza. $500/mo, $500 security. 3829 SW 37th Street, 352-317-0765 1-23-10-2 3BR/2BA Located directly on 12 bus route with spacious fenced-in backyard. Willing to work with individual leases. Call 352-871 6922 1-23-10-2 Rent cute 3BR/1BA home in NE. Hardwood floors, tile, carpet, attached laundry w//D, attached enclosed carport w/office, fenced, backyard. $800/mo. 375-1971 1-13-5-2 Great 2/2 house off Millhopper Rd. 1 acre fenced yard, W/D incl, excellent privacy $900/month neg. 352-281-7765 1-30-15-2 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. Large room w/pvt BA 6-12 mo lease. Perfect for grad/intl students. Sparkling furn/unfurn Ig home in Kirkwood. $350-$450 + sitl. 352-375-6996 or 352-284-0979 2-6-20-2 HAILEY GARDENS 2BR/2.5BA BRAND NEWCONDO COMMUNITY. CLOSETO UF, RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, BUS & 1-75. BRAND NEW W/D, PETS NEGOTIABLE. $900/MO & $1000 SEC. CALL 494-6270 1-13-5-14 0 UbIeases First month's rent free! 2/1 apt behind Chipolte on NW 15th St. Walking distance to campus and bars. Pets welcome. W/D facility and pool. Call Eric 352-514-6190 1-9-15-3 ASPEN RIDGE! 1BR/1BA Vaulted Ceilings W/D Dishwasher Unfurn. $660/mo. Call 352-359-6615. Avail. Jan! 1-17-10-3 1BR in 3BR/2BA apt. 1 mile to campus. Fitness etc, tennis, pool. $225/mo + utils. Avail Dec thru July. Call Marisa @ 404-3958618 1-9-5-3 1/1 AT SUNRISE APTS $429/MO walk/bike or bus 9,35,36 to UF Avail. NOW or for JAN FREE. Call Zsolt 352256-7662 or Leo 352-372-1894 1-18-10-3 $350 signing bonus. Cambridge at G-ville. Male for 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Avail in spring sem.w/sum opt. Furn, 24hr study rm. w/hi spd. int. Bus rt 9 & 34. Terrific amenities. spr $515 all incl, sum $465. 561-368-7361 1-18-10-3 COLLEGE VIEW 1BR/1BA walk to UF& the-bars! Ground floor, corner, brick floors, large windows. $540/MO Jan.Jul 31. Pets okay. No deposit. Call Chris 514-5735 1-10-5-3 1BR in 4BR/4BA apt @ The Estates. 1st floor, furnished, pool view, utilities included. $504/mo. Call Brett @ 352-223-9162 113-5-3 FEET FROM LAW SCHOOL!! 1/1 in 3/3 $515/MO Big room, great location! 119 SW25th St. 561-504-5468 1-13-5-3 University Glades. Room for rent in 4BR/ 2BA. Utilities and cable included. W/D in unit. High speed internet. Pool/fitness & tanning. Males wanted. Call Samantha @ 352-3596354 $375/MO 1-18-7-3 Sublease start Feb/March $750/MO 1 BR w/ one extra room. Off Tower Rd. Call Lauren @ 331-4906 1-13-5-3 1st MONTH FREE $495/MO sublease w7 month left @ The Cambridge. Call Marlene @ 239-290-0585 1-13-5-3 UNIVERSITY COMMONS lBR in 41R/2BA w/sitting room, W/D, fitness ctr., pool, comp. lab. Close to UF. On bus route. $395/MO incl. utils. Avail immed. Call 516-931-1361 1-20-9-3 Room available in Country Gardens by VA Hospital. $330/MO with $250 deposit Available now! Please call 646-284-2595 1-13-5-3 BRAND NEWOXFORD TERRAC~.Huge 4/ 4 Common rooms beautifully furn. $499/MO incl. util, internet, W/D. Jan to Aug. Parking space also available. Helen: 561-213-4854 or hballerano@aol.com 1-13-5-3 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA Oxford Manor Utils. incl. Furnished except BR. Great amenities & great bus rte. W/D in unit $440/MO Available now. Call 386-547-9131 1-30-15-3 Santa Fe Pointe sublease $399/MO compared to $439/mo save $40 every month. IncIdes utilities and HBO one of nicest interiors in Santa Fe Pointe for more 367-0631 1-13-5-3 4 Blocks to campus. Discounted rent. Huge room, huge closet, wood floors, pool, fenced yard. One room in 5BR home. M or F. Friendly, quiet roommates. Call Cory 904234-5214 1-13-5-3 Female @ Melrose Apt. 1BRIBA in 4BR/ 4BA. W/D in unit. Cable/int/unitl included. Fitness center, pool, spa, b-ball, v-ball, tennis, computer & game room. Jan -Aug $367/mo 916-295-4090 1-13-5-3 Female @ The Landings 1BR in 2BR/3BA lakeview townhouse. 2 mi to UF. Furn except BR. Balcony, W/D in unit, cable, microwave, gym, -pool, tanning, sec sys, UF parking decal incl. Avail Jan-Aug. $421/mo Call 352376-6301 1-13-5-3 AVAIL NOW! Sublet 1Br/1BA of 2BR/2BA $435/mo. ($100 a month offl) Fully furn The Estates Apts. On 20th St. Many more perks. If interested, contact Patricia at 863528-4670 or sweetie/_pie@hotmai.com 1-23-10-3 HIDDEN LAKE 2BR/2BA 1st mo rent & redoc fee FREE! Hi-spd int, W/D, DW, TV in ktn, cable/hbo/showtime, screened porch, free tanning, pets welcome, gym, pool, 1st floor, 1.5 mi from UF $445.50/rm Call Rebecca 352-267-2423 oir Katie 352-871-5680 113-5-3 Roommijatb$ Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Cobblestone 377-2801 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-26-72-4 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 message. Private Owner 4-26-72-4 F NS grad/prof needed for 1BR in BRAND NEW 2/2 condo. 2 mi to UF on bus rte. W/D. $475 + 1/2 util/mo. Common area furnished, tile firs. No pets. 904-386-6485 or apena13@ufl.edu 1-30-97-4 ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE near the Library downtown. $285-$360/rm + utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304 1-13-20-4 Female only 1 room w/screened balcony, share BA. $275/mo. Located between UF & SFCC w/ bus route. Close to Mall & NFRMC. On site W/D, pool, gym, tennis, other amenities. Sparrow Condo (352) 514-3425 113-27-4 Non-smoking female roommate wanted. Nice 3BR/2BA house. Call Melissa 706-N6-5682 for info. Starting Jan. 2006 1-13-10-4 Share 3BR/2BA 1550 sq ft townhome, pvt bath. Located off Newberry by mall. Modern updated new furn. W/D, hi-spd inernet, cable, phone & all utils incl $480/mo. Female only. Call Helena @ 727-501-5191 1-11-5-4 Classifieds. 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22, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 Rofnimates RelEstae .Furnishing s Furnishings-e $250 Nice large room in cool house near UF. DSL, W/D, big fenced yard, great student roommates, good study atmosphere, flexible lease 371-9409 1-20-11-4 1 BR71 BA $342/mo Cable included + 1/2 utilities. W/D, Dec rent free. Call 352-514-2392 12-7-1-4 Female roommate wanted for 3BR/2BA new house. Furnished house w/lakeview. $315/month includes all utilities. Cable int and basic TV. Call Linda @ 561-843-1886 1-12-5-4 M/F roommmate for 2BR/1.5BA SW43rd St. Southfork Oaks rent: $390/mo + 1/2 electric. High speed internet -25/mo. Call Sergei at 352-246-1775 1-20-10-4 Furnished IBR w/private bath Campus View Condo. Corner of 13th & Archer. Wireless internet. All utils included. $465/mo. W/D, available now. 989-980-2820, 989-362-8490 1-12-5-4 Need female roommate to share 2BR/1BA apt. $250/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 256-6389 113-5-4 Ready NOW! M or F to share nice 2/1.5 twnhs w/21yr SF M. W/D, DW, pool on SW 20th Ave. Must see! $350 + 1/2 utils. 352871-7460 1-13-5-4 Roommate wanted to share 2BR/1 BA house. Walking distance from campus $300/mo + 1/2 utils. Call Alex 682-6691 for details. 1-13-5-4 Only $300/MO. Walk to UF. Private room & bath. Parking, pool, fully furnished, W/D. Oakbrook. Female upper division/grad student. Call 352-284-0859 or Cell 352-3712194 1-13-5-4 2 roommates $85 P/W + utils. Col/TN MAX/CAB. On bus route. Priv. rooms. Rent + util negos. For 1 day work. 376-0384 or pager 202-7074 for imed. response + info. 1-23-10-4 1 room available ASAP: Newly renovated large home 4BR/2BA, deck, hot tub, 1/2 miles from Campus Lodge. Covered carport, -p400/MUlIncl. utils. No smoking. 772-6311581 taji050@ufl.edu 1-13-5-4 2BR apt share w/28 yr old male by mall. Own, full bath, walk in closet, fully furn., 60" TV, pool, gym, smoker ok. Responsible student or employed F/T. Must have car $400/mo 1 st last. 352-246-4350, 352-333-9428 1-13-5-4 BR/BA convenient, quiet, park-side, NE home. Professional or serious massage/grad student F, N/S, mature, quiet/clean. No pets. Easy bike/drive to UF/downtown. $550/mo incl. utils, hi spd i-net. Mary @ 378-3098 1-13-5-4 Dedicated student to share 2BR/2BA townhouse. Large BR, huge living space, pool, fireplace. Cable TV, wireless, W/D, utilities incl. Must be neat & responsible. $450/mo. 352-376-9756. mwsoto@ufl.edu 2-6-20-4 **3BR/2.5BA Roommate needed in Cricket Club. Allergyfree environment. Covered parking available. on bus rt. Incl. clubhouse, pool, gym, laundry in gated community. $425/ mo incl. utils. Jodi 494-0405 1-23-10-4 Roommateswanted for3/2.5 townhouse.near NW 39th Ave and 42nd St. Pools, tennis, and DSL. $350 and $380, utilities included. Call 363-0144 or email bobthegoat@atlantic.net 1-13-5-4 Female roommate wanted in 3/3 in Rockwood Villas. $500/mo. Available now! C93kJen 954-295-9211 1-13-5-4 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA condo $385/mo furniture incl, pvt BA, large closet, W/D, all utils incl except elec. Between UF & SFCC. Easy bus access. F, NS preferred. Call 352-8726040 sonia dv@hotmail.com 1-23-10-4 Need roommates! 4BR/2BA $350 + shared utilities. Furenished, large clean house w/huge yard. 10 min from UF. High speed + cable. Lirls or guys./ Call Tre at 352-3288878 1-13-5-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS Reach over 24,000 possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted-over the phone. Please Call 373-Find Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House 3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered proh, concrete patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352538-2181 lv mssg 4-26-72-5 NEW PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND EXISTING CONDOS NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES Visit www.mattpricerealtor.com or call Today Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus Realty 1-31-21-5 JACKSON SQUARE Spectacular university views. Walk to UF & the stadium. Classic New Orleans appeal with state-of-the-art luxury. Reserve today. 52 units available. Starting in mid-300's. Call Eric Wild 870-9453 4-26-72-5 TIRED OF RENTING? Own your own condo for under $100k. 2BR/1.5BA. New Kitchen &appliances, W/D. Close to UF. Call Scott @ 352-359-1678 123-27-5 2BR/2BA 1226 sq. ft. BRANDYWINE CONDO. $94,000 5BR/2.5BA 2000 + sq. ft. HOUSE. Near NE 16th Ave. with new roof, tiled floors, large fenced yard. Asking $185k 222-5143 2-1-20-S EAST COAST HOME -MARINELAND, FL. Beautiful custom built brick home located 1/4 mile south of Marineland and the University of Florida's Whitney Laboratory at Marineland. This wonderful property includes deeded access to the beach (only 400 ft. From your driveway) and deeded access to community fishing dock on intracoastal waterway. Many upgrades with home including over-size pool, hardwood floors, skylights, and much more. Offered at $539,900 contact Danny Green at Watson Realty (386)445-0135 (386)5034719 dangreen@watsonrealtycorp.com 1-23-1 0-5 **WALK TO UF** from "Jackson Square" Gainesville's hottest new development. Reserve today. Call Eric 870-9453 4-26-72-5 Great homes close to UF STOP Renting. Buy now. FREE LIST OF HOMES www.Homes-Near-UF.com Campus Realty Group 4-26-72-5 For salebeautiful2BR/1.rBA 1988 manufactured home in Oak Park Village. Very clean -asking only $8,000 Call 863-4410969 ASAP 1-23-10-5 Casablanca East 2BR/2.5BA 1,088 sq. ft. Carpet, & tile, new ref & dw, ceiling fans' screened porch, internal laundry room. Partially furnished. 5 min from UF $143,900. 850-527-5646 2-13-25-5 -FFurni'shi'ngs BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillowtop, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-26-72-6 BED -FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $85. Call 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice $550 352-372-7490 4-26-72-6 BED -King Pillowtop mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell $170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 426-72-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost $1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516 Sofa $185 Brand new in pkg 333-7516 4-26-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail cost. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400 (352) 372-7490 4-26-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice .$750. Call 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table, 6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New, still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100. Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-2672-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332 9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6 Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets $299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400 4-26-72-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. **Full-$100 Queen-$130 King-$195** 352-376-1 600' Wholesale Warehouse. AS SEEN ON TV. Low overhead -HUGE savings! Brand New Name Brand Sets! Don't be fooled by other ads. Cheaper price means cheaper product! CALL BRIAN 4-26-72-6 Bed -All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top mattress & box set. Still in plastic with warranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799 4-26-72-6 Bed -$100 All New Full size orthopedic mattress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ warranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 4-26-72-6 BEDROOM SET -$395 BRAND NEW! Still in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror.chest avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver 352-264-9799 4-26-72-6 Dinette Set -$125 Brand New 5 pc set in box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333 Sofa -$225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER! Still in package! Will sell with loveseat -$395 for set! Can Del. 376-1600 FUTON-$100BRAND NEW Futon mattress, still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for $170. Can Deliver 352-494-0333 4-26-72-6 Pool Table -Gorgeous 8' All wood table. Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell $1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 4-26-72-6 Hot Tub/Spa -$1795.00 Brand New Loaded! Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v energy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery. 264-9799 4-26-72-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"* **Full $90 Queen $110 King $170** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand saws matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-7-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $115 352-377-9846. 4-26-72-6 BedAll New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516. 4-26-72-6 Bedroom Set$325 BRAND NEW. Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-72-6 Futon -$160 Solid Oak Mission Style with plush mattress. All brand NEW still in box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-26-72-6 Pool Table -Gorgeous 8" All wood table. Leather pockets, Italian 1," slate, carved legs. Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail $5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6 Hot Tub/Spa -$1295 Brand New Loaded! Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery, MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-26-72-6 Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031 Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-26-72-6 FUTONS e BEDS .FURNITURE LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av. New 0 Used Buy e Sell 4-26-72-6 For sale Sharp microwave $30.00 Black leather couch/loveseat $250.00 set. Refrigerator $125.00 Computer desk $50.00 Please call 352-331-5016 1-11-3-6 Full size bed $60, dorm fridge $45, dining room table w/4 chairs $75, dresser w/mirror $75, 25" remote TV $50, Call 335-5326 110-2-6.m putters Cash Paid for Laptops SALES 0 SERVICE 0 PARTS www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-26-72-7 ANTHOLOGY by Bob Brackin containing "Gainesville Stories" www.bobbrackin.com 3-31-120-10 Discount Textbooks! Compare prices and save! New and used textbooks BestBookBuys.com/ufl 1-11-3-10 USED BUILDING MATERIALS Doors, Oak Chair Rail, Light Fixtures from University Centre Hotel. Ken @ 352-3593095 1-13-5-10 recycles, Mopeds ** SCOOTERS ** RPM MOTORCYCLES INC SALES, SERVICE, PARTS Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St. www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 4-26-72-11 Swamp Cycles 534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and more!! Best Prices and Customer Servicell www.swampcycles.com 4-26-72-11 ***SOLANO CYCLE*** Scooters from $699. Largest selection KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St. 338-8450 solanocycle.com 4-26-72-11 CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES SCOOTERS, or dirt bikes in ANY condition, Running or not. titles or not. Prompt pick up. Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442 Please leave a message. 3-10-132-11 *NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS* Owned by Gator grads. 1901 NW 67 Pl 352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com Best prices in Gainesville. Will beat all Gville competitor's prices on similar models. 426-72-1 T Dor MOST WANTED 1-87729-8007 FIX YOUR COMPUTER FOR ONLY $49 1-31-16-7 Tlectronics Save $$ with coupons from the Alligator. Bicycles 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. For Sale PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-26-72-10 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers Dennis Claude Coleman Black Male 44 years old (05119/61) 5'08, 180 LBS. blaCk hair, brown eyes Wanted for: 2 violations of probation warrants for battery and violation of pretrial release. AiAERUA tOtlNTY CRIME STOPPERS Call (352) 372-STOP

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 23 Motorcycles, Mopeds M motorcycle, Mopeds Autos Help Wanted Help Wanted SCOOTER, 50cc, SUZUKI POWERED 2005 Oil injection, lots of storage. Over 100 mpg. Park anywhere. ONLY $795 262-4673 1-23-35-11 2003 Honda CBR600RR Custom paint and exhaust 5079 mi. Some scratches but never laid down. $6200. Call Miranda at 239-8720925 -1-12-5-11 2001 YAMAHA VINO 49cc Scooter. Excellent condition. 2900 mi. Unrestricted. Top speed 42-45mph. $1150/010. Contact Adam 352-494-3581 1-13-6-11 KAWASAKI NINJA 50OR 2004 Brand new bike, only 64mites, absolutely gorgeous, perfect condition only $3950 Call 352-262-4673 1-13-5-11 YAMAHA VIRAGO 250 CLONE V-TWIN 2004 Brand new bike, only $2495. Excellent beginner bike. Call 262-4673 1-13-5-11 HONDA CBR929 2001 FUEL INJECTED Low miles. Extremely fast, new tires. Yellow and black. Mechanically perfect, cosmetically good. Only $4500. Call 262-4673 1-13-5-11 SUZUKI GS500E 1992 2 into 1 header. Runs awesome, cosmetically -fair. Dependable, economical transportation. Only $995. Call 262-4673 1-13-5-11 HONDA 750 SHADOW 2003 V-twin, water cooled. FACTORY WARRANTY. Only 5000 miles. Candy apple red with factory flame job. Cobra pipes, new tires, absolutely mint. Only $4950 Call 262-4673 1-13-5-11 2005 X-PEED SCOOTER like new with only 66 miles. 49cc air-cooled engine with electric and kick starter, sleek design, 12 inch wheels and a large helmet compartment. Must sell $1100. Call 352-216-8182 1-12-4-11 2 USED VERUCCI SCOOTERS for sale. $500 & $800. 4-stroke, electric start & ignition. 80-100-mpg. 45-50 mph. Yellow. Call 352-335-9044 1-13-5-11 AutosZ OFAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL ORunning or notlO ONEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS *Over 10 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-26-72-12 CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-26-72-12 **D UICK CASH** For CARS, TRUCKS & MOTORCYCLES Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only Call Ray 352-284-8619 4-26-72-12 OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000 SELECT MOTOR CAR THE YELLOW BUILDING 2715 N MAIN 377-1616 -www.selectmotorcar.us 4-26-72-12 $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 4-2672-12 2003 Hyundai Accent, White 4 door, automatic, AC/PW/PDL, new tires, recent tune up, CD player, excellent gas mileage, 58k highway miles, still under warranty $6500 OBO. 281-5111 1-12-5-12 "Copyrighted Material g Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" 2003 Hyundai Accent White 4 door Automatic, AC/PW/PDL, new tires recent tune up, CD player, excellent gas mileage, 58K highway miles, still under warranty $6500 obo (352)494-6244 1-13-5-12 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 4 door pw and locks leather, AC, very clean $5000 352-2584473 1-13-5-12 WantedZ THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS Transport patients to/from treatments Must have valid driver's license, safe driving record & attend training session. Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info. On-going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine Catholic Church. For more info call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area. 1-13-10-13 Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady on Saturday mornings would need transportation to go to Angel Gardens hopefully living in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6948 1-20-9-13 On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine Catholic Church. For more info. call 2196948 1 live in the Tower Rd. area 1-20-107-13 m i Help Wa nted This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings the independent florid. alligator What's black and white and "read" all over??? The Independent Florida Alligator and you can be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be come an ADVERTISING INTERN (this is a non-paid spring position requiring 12-15 hours per week possibly leading to a paid sales position) If you are a UF or SFCC student available to work both spring & summer and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and a class schedule by Jan 13, 2006. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. 1-13-5-14 LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS? Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be over 22, stable work history, clean driving record, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-26-72-14 Animal Care Tech looking for hard working person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start at $6.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024 between 9-4 M-F. 4-26-72-14 CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95% pass the state exam the lst time! $250. Call 800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-26-72-14 Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start work today! No sales, opinion research only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 426-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and IT needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/ employment 4-26-72-14 $$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$ For gently used brand name Clothing/accessories & furnitui-e $Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 426-72-14 BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-26-72-14 SECRET SHOPPERS Needed for evaluations of Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters Flexible Hours, E-mail required Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254 4-26-72-14 EARN $60 THIS WEEK! Donate Plasma & Save a Life $$$$$$$$$$$$ $ Best part-time job you'll ever have. NEW DONORS Bring this Ad and Earn an Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation. DC Biologicals 150 NW 6th St. 352-378-9204 4-26-72-14 GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys. 4-26-72-14 Telephone Interviewing NO SALES $7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS Apply @ UF Survey Research Center M-F 9am-9pm 4083W University Ave. Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 xlO5 Must work eve/wknd 4-26-72-14 GATOR DOMINOS $10 -15/Hour DRIVERS $6.15 -$7.15/Hour INSIDERS $35K-$50K/year MANAGERS Apply online at www.gatordominos.com Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-26-72-14 Park Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers for all positions. Manager. Detailer. Cashiers (fullday availability) & Lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1) & (PM 12-6). Apply: 7404 NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot., No phone calls please. 1-31-16-14 COMPETITIVE YOUTH .SOCCER COACHES Req. coaching license or 3-5 years exp. & ability to make 2 yr commitment. Email to: contact@gainesvillesoccer.org 228-47-14 HEALTH & FITNESS COMPANY Top 50 year US company expanding in US & globally, Asian marketing. Benefits, flexible schedule, PT/FT. 373-5295 1-23-19-14 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST Year-round hourly work No Experience Necessary $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGISINV.COM or by phone at 1-888-242-RGtS 1-17-15-14 AFTER-SCHOOL CARE. 3 bright, creative kids 6, 8, 9. Need car w/3back seatbelts, refs & no cat allergies. 3:45-6pm. Mon-Fri. Homework, trampoline, bikes. 373-7899. 12-7-6-14 NOW HIRING COOKS & SERVERS Apply between 2 & 4, Mon-Fri. CALICO JACK'S.3501 SW 2nd Ave. Creekside Mall 1-23-10-14 Coming January NAPOLATANOS will reopen & be hiring all positions. Waitpersons, Cooks, Hosts, Dishwasher, Delivery Drivers, Asst Mgrs. Send resumes w/ cover letter of availability to 606 NW 75th St. G'ville 32608. 1-12-8-14 *DANCERS NEEDED* Private dance co. Great for students. Great pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start today! 378-3312 1-11-5-14 CHILD CARE needed in my home. Dec 1216th, 8am to 4pm. ALSO child care starting Jan 3rd. Must have own transportation & references req. Love of children a must. $8/hr. Call 494-7705 1-13-6-14 GatorHospitalityJobs.Com Apply online to restaurants, hotels & clubs in the Gainesville area. We need servers, cooks, drivers and more. 1-31-17-14 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECH Ana.apply & desg syst. To solve auto mech. Probl/Support tech. Booklet transl./develp.of equip. syst. Functionality/Cac.& build-up equip. servo. Cost with parts and labor dept/guidance of adjust .of auto. To intl. mkts. REQ: A.A in Engineering or equivl. Bilingual. Knowledge & exp. in Auto.Mech. terming. and codes. SEND resume: ALL PRO AUTO GROUP, LLC, 422227NW. 13TH St. GAINESVILLE ,FL,32069 1-9-2-14 GATOR DOMINO'S is now hiring delivery experts & outgoing, friendly customer svc representatives. Apply online or at our Jonesville location at 14300 W. Newberry Rd. No exp necessary. Will train the right people! 4-26-72-14 $100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed 13th St. Domino's now hiring 10 drivers. Closing drivers ears $100 to $125 each night. Apply @ 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337 4-26-72-14 HIRING EXCELLENT NOTETAKERS in UF's 50 most popular classes. Apply in person located across from The Swamp, 2 doors north of the Pita Pit in the UF Plaza. Interviews only. Also hiring office help. Editing skills & multi-tasking a must. 1-20-9-14 COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon audition happy, energetic Scoopers for its Newberry Road and Archer Road stores. Earn $8.50 + while having fun! Positions begin immediately. Choose either Gainesville location when you apply on our web site. Visit ColdStoneCreamery.com, then go to Creamery and choose Job Center (applications only; include email address. NO RESUMES.). Nights and weekervts a must. 18+ only. 1-13-5-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT MS office skills required Jackson Industries LLC 4001 Newberry Road, E4 www.jacksonllc.com 1-23-10-14 LEGAL ASSISTANT FOR P/I Law Office. Will train bright, energetic, recent college grad. Fax resume to Jerry 352-335-2272 1-13-5-14 Homework tutor needed for 13 year old male with history of closed head injury and processing problems. Needs help with 7th grade homework. Tues-Thurs. 4-6 $7/hr + gas allowance. Ref. required 386-984-0278 1-13-5-14 1 on 1 tutoring at-risk elementary students Mon thru Thurs. Call for schedule. 15 min drive from campus. $9/hr Federal Work Study students only. Contact Sally @ 352384-1155 or st23@cox.net 1-12-4-14 eseWEB GURU NEEDEDIee html, cxx, php, sql, graphic design exp a must. Students welcome. Flexible work env. Call Adrian 305-851-8232 1-13-5-14 Small downtown non-profit looking for parttime (15-20hrs/wk) receptionist/bokeeper. Flexible weekday hours. $8/hour. Send inquiriestojgiymph@gator.net 1-13-5-14 Law studentlegal researchcon law issuegood payown hours -$500 bonus 4 best memo RSVP philoernie@yahoo.com 1-23-10-14 Classifieds. Continued on next page.

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24, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 Help Wanted elp Wanted HHelp Wanted Help Wanted Services Summer Jobs @$2100 *Co-Ed Camp OSeven weeks ORoom apd Board Included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs male and female Summer Camp Counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL The camp runs June 5-July22 Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext 251 or 352-669-9443 ext 251 4-26-72-14 PT DATA ENTRY CLERK NEEDED for local insurance office. Flexible hours. Please fax resume to 352-338-4480 1-13-5-14 Babysitter Wanted For Afterschool, 3-6 M-F Please call 335-7835 Transportation required 1-11-3-14 DATA PROCESSING Local mailer needs reliable individual. Flexible hours thorough perception of Microsft Excel required. Call Tito 9AM NOON 377-8400 or Fax resume to 377-0691 1-13-5-14 PT help needed at horse farm. Duties include feeding, cleaning stalls, turnout, and basic care. Must be resposible and have prior experience with horses. Afternoons and weekends. Please call 352-472-2991 www.starquarry.com 1-13-5-14 Help wanted-technical writer for help oriented web-site-auto, appliances etc. Work in domestic tranquility. Potential extensive project. Send resume to philoernie@yahoo.com 2-6-20-14 TWO INTERNS NEEDED One asst. project manager. One web designer. Call 352-316-9626 1-13-5-14 SITTER NEEDED for 3 children (8,5 &1) Must sit all home football games and be willing to travel. Please call Michelle @ 373-0448 1-11-3-14 Professqpal.Waitstaff: Gator Dining Services, located on the UF Campus, is looking for experienced, professional waitstaff for a new bistro. Must have exceptional customer service skills and a knowledge of wines. Pay is based on experience, we offer competitive benefits and a great working environment. Apply online at www.gator dining.com 1-23-10-14 Professional bartenders: Gator Dining services, located on the UF campus, is looking for experienced, professional full and part time bartendersMust have exceptional customer service skills and a knowledge of wines. Pay is based on experience, we offer competitive benefits and a great working environment. Apply online at www.gatordining.com 1-23-10-14 Classic Fare Catering located on the UF Campus is looking for banquet staff and supervisors. Flexible hours, competitive pay and a great working environment. No experience necessary we will train. Apply in person at the Classic Fare Catering Office Located on the first floor of Reitz Union or apply online at www.gatordining.com 1-23-10-14 FOOD SERVICE JOBS Gator Dining Services loacated on the UF Campus is hiring for supervisors, cashiers, cooks, line servers, and dishwashers. Flex hours, competitive pay and a great working environment. Apply at Gator Dining Services. B73 Reitz Union, Museum Rd. or online at www.gatordining.com 1-23-10-14 COOKS Gator Dining Services needs experienced professionals day, night and weekend positions. Pay based on experience, flexible hours. Apply at Gator Dining Services, B73 Reitz Union, Museum Rd. or online at www.gatordining.com 1-23-10-14 MELTING POT Help wanted for dishwasher/ food prep. F/T or P/T evening only. Starting at $7.00 qri hour. Apply within M-Th.1-3pm @ 418 East University Ave. 1-19-8-14 P/T web developer. Profitable, growing, Gainesville Technology company seeks a self-motivated P/Tweb developerto develop/ maintain website and visitor tracking; develop flash animations/application. Requires HTML, Javascript, SQL, and ASP/ASP.NET. Submit resume to jobs@mindsolve.com 1-13-5-14 THE GREATEST SUMMER OF YOUR LIFE CAMP PONTIAC IS COMING TO UF Camp Pontiac, a premier co-ed overnight camp, located in New York State, is looking for fun, enthusiastic and mature individuals who can teach and assist in all areas of athletics, aquatics, the arts, or as a general bunk counselor. Wednesday, February 1st, 2006 10:00 AM -5:00 PMPlease e-mail: Staff@camppontiac.com to set up an interview or call us at 516-626-7668 1-27-9-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring. Gymnastics, Dance, Rock Wall and After School Instructors. Apply in person. 4010 NW 27 Lane or 333 SW 140 Terrace 1-23-10-14 OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed. Great opportunity, great salary, potential for growth, gatorfood.com is looking for motivated, responsible, personable people. For more info call David 379-3663 2-6-20-14 DRIVER OPPORTUNITY Earn between $10-$20/hr! Gatorfood.com. Flexible Schedule. Great Opportuntiy. For info contact Meghan 379-3663 2-6-20-14 SECRETARY NEEDED. Gatorfood.com is looking for personable, responsible, enthusiastic, fun people. Customer svc. exp. helpful. For more info. Call David 379-3663 1-23-10-14 PART TIME GENERAL OFFICE 6-10 hours on weekends. Micanopy area. Contact Court Video for more information 352-466-1105 1-13-5-14 VIDEOGRAPHER as needed days. Shoot video for use in the court room. Must have own camera or experience wl video camera. Call Court Video for more information 352538-0073 1-13-5-14 RECEPTIONIST/ FILE CLERK PTtemp, 10-15hrs/wk. $7/hr.Apply in person. North Florida Psychological 2711 NW 6th St. bet 10 & 2. Call 371-3037 1-13-5-14 CHILDRENS/MATERNITY STORE Part time customer service help needed. Must have retail exp. Must work well w/children. Weecycle 5240 NW 34th St. 352-376-2212 1-13-5-14 Salon coordinator. Escape Day Spa & Hair Studio P/T employee needed. to book appts., answer telephones & perform office duties. Fax resume to 352-335-2445 or Call 352335-5025 1-13-5-14 RECEPTIONIST Telephone & lobby reception for small 6 business office suite. F/T or PIT, M-F. Good people skills. Clerical incl. Basic pc. Light cleaning. $7.00+/hr. Fax resume to 331-1767 1-13-5-14 BABYSITTER NEEDED Tues only 8:30-5PM Reliable female. Call 335-2739 1-13-5-14 Need barista trainee for. busy espresso bar near Oaks Mall. Good pay and training. Email contact info w/work reference, dates, & contacts to: tendoug@atlantic.net 113-5-14 Build a home business with Arbonne's pure & safe Health and Wellness products. Make your own schedule, be your own boss, and training. Call 407-687-6592, email mackenzie@myarbonne.com www.macken zie.myarbonne.com 1-23-10-14 Gainesville family looking for a student to take care of a delightful one year old boy. 2 or 4 days a week 9AM-5PM, MTW or F Car and license required. $10/hr Call Anastasia 352256-6004 or email anas6l4@bellsouth.net 1-11-3-14 MARIO & LUIGI'S PIZZA Now hiring Flyer Distributors $7.50/hr, Drivers $1012/hr, Pizzamakers $7/hr Apply at 3458 W. University Ave. Call 376-6433 or 871-3368 4-26-72-14 AFTER SCHOOL CARE 3 bright, creative kids:6,8,9. Need car with 3 back seatbelts, references, no cat allergies. 3:45-6PM M-F. Homework, trampolines, bikes. 373-7899 1-11-3-14 SWEET JOB! Thornebrooke Chocolates is hiring Sales Asst. PT/FT Only responsible hard-working, people-friendly people need apply. No calls please. Apply in person 2441 NW43rd St., Suite 11B 1-13-5-14 SCHOOL BOARD OF ALACHUA COUNTY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM VARIOUS LOCATIONS *ACTIVITY LEADERS$10/HR-Bach. Desired or successful exp. or training working w/children *AIDE -$7.84/hrHS or equiv. exp as teacher aide or combo of training and exp. working w/children. Hours requiredM,TTh,F1:45-5:30, Wed 12:30-5:30PM DRUG TESTING REQUIREDBACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTEDAA/ EOE CALL 955-7766 FOR INFORMATION. Submit application, resume, 3 reference letters & transcript to SBAC Personnel, 620 E University Ave. 1-13-5-14 WANTED Energetic serious, hardworking individuals to assist customers with high quality sporting goods merchandise. We're looking for the best. Full and part time opportunities. No phone calls. Min. 1 year commitment. Lloyd Clarke Sports 1504 NW13th St. 1-13-5-14 EXPERIENCED LINE COOK. Mon-Thurs. 1-8:30 PM $9-11/hour based on experience. Apply in person @ UF HIllel 2020 W Univ. Ave. 372-2900 ex 728 1-13-5-14 All position open. $7-9.50/hr. Weekday or weekend. PT or FT. Split shift or a 40 hr week. Looking for sandwich makers, food prep, cashiers, & counter persons. Heavenly Ham, 3832 Newberry Rd. 1-13-5-14 Seeking loving,. exp. Nanny 30-40 hrs/wk M-F. Light housework/diriving. Non-smoking. References/background check. Great pay/positive environment. www.childershome.com/application. 1-135-14 Busy automobile dealership hiring appointment setters and greeters,. Smiling voices and friendly attitudes are a must. Apply at Gainesville Ford. 3333 N Main St. ask for Megan. 1-30-14-14 IVEY'S GRILL has openings in the kitchen & waitstaff. Open Tues thru Sun 8:30 am to 300 pm and Thurs thru Sat from 5:00 pm. Apply in person @ 3303 W. UnivAve. in the Westgate Plaza. Closed Mondays. 1-13-5-14 I I NANNY POSITION 10 min from campus 5 hrs/wk. 2 children. Experience necessary email: dianeriss@yahoo.com 1-13-5-14 BABYSITTER NEEDED 3 afternoons per wk for my 2-yr-old. Flex hrs. Transportation preferred. NS, references req'd. Call 352258-3852 1-11-3-14 W[1 Seices AAA STORAGE Close To UF, Convenient 4x4x4 $20/mo 4x8x8 $35/mo 533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771 4-26-72-15 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-26-72-15 HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve memory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits. Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis. Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH, NGH certified 379-1079. 4-26-72-15 ** BELLY DANCE ** Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio For Fun & Fitness 384-9200 www.ethniedanceexpressions.com 4-26-72-15 EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER The countryclub for horses & owners. Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-5913175 everglade-eqestrian.com 4-26-72-15 FINANCE TUTOR Individuals or small groups. Experienced, excellent. 375-6641 Harold Nobles 4-26-72-15 Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait? Express Training Services can get you certified under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos. Day/eve classes avail. Next class 1/23/06. Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details. 4-26-72-15 MATH TUTOR 7 years experience. BS in Engineering, UF English/Spanish. Call Francisco @ 352-494-8582. Sliding Scale Rates. 1-23-23-15 STRESS, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, INSOMNIA QUIT SMOKING WEIGHT LOSS Try ACUPUNCTURE 3,000 years old. it works Call for a free consult. Student discounts. (352)262-5044 1-13-5-15 VICTORY SPORT HORSES Limited boarding now available. 11 mi. East of UF. For appointment and info contact Michelle @ 352-468-1220 1-23-10-15 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content i Available from Commercial News Providers" SI I0 I I go I I I -"po I -x 1W=

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 25 M Health Services Typing Services, Personals Entertainment EntertainmeDt ANONYMOUS HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486) IV sedation, Student Discount. Well Woman Care & Birth Control Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr 352-372-1664 www.breadroses.com 4-26-72-16 All Women's Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-26-72-16 UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential, compassionate adoption advice. Expenses paid if needed. Choose life www.america nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000 (727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 303-1573 4-26-72-16 I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! SAME DAY SERVICE: Transcription, typing, apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters, flyers, ads, logos. Resume service. 18 yrs exp. 24-hr turnaround. Connie 271-2677 1-13-20-17 o Personals ANONYMOUS HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) GUNS GUNS! GUNS! 1800 Gun Inventory Over 500 handguns in stock Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair. Reloading Supplies 466-3340 Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer Smi. South of G'ville on 441 4-26-72-18 FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES. .We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ Ave 375-3752. 4-26-72-18 VEGETARIAN? Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St. SPRING BREAK 10-9 384-0090 SPRING BREAK ADS 4-26-72-18 WILLAPPEAR IN THIS SECTION CLEARANCE SALE -All CDs must go 100,000+ CDs on sale $5.99. Ten for $50. 3-10-50-21 We need more room for our GIANT DVD INVENTORY. Cash paid for DVDs. Hear WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET Again 818 W. University Ave. 373-1800 4EVery Sat&Sun-Hwy 301 26-72-18 15 min from Gainesville 486-2255 4-26-72-21 'Connections o i i FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres Call for the best group rates Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the 352-33848408 Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great 4-26-72-21 way to meet cool people'and it works. Chat live with others. 4-26-72-19 BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK CELEBRITY CRUISE! 5 Days From$299l Includes Meals, Taxes, EVent Notics Entry To Exclusive MTVu Events, Beach Parties With Celebrities' As Seen on Real World, Road Rules! IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR On Campus Reps Needed! ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? www.SpringBreakTravel.com DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL Promo Code 34. 1-800-678-6386 ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD FL Seller of travel Reg. #ST34486 HERE AND GET IT NOTICEDl 2-15-81-21 CANCUNACAPULCO, JAMAICA From $499 Travel With America's Largest & Ethics Award Winning Spring Break Company! Fly Scheduled Airlines, Free Meals, Drinks, Biggest Celebrity Parties! On-Campus Marketing Reps tAeeded! www.SpringBreakTravel.com Promo Code 34. 1-800-678-6386 FL Seller of Travel Reg #34486 2-15-81-21 BAHAMAS PLATINUM PACKAGE Spring Break Exclusive. $189 5-Days/4-Nights $239 7-Days/6-Nights Prices include: Round-trip luxury cruise with food. Accommodations on the island at your choice often resorts. Free V.I.P. party package upgrade! Appalachia Travel 1-800-867-5018 www.BahamaSun.com WE WILL BEATANY PACKAGE PRICE! Cancun from $499 FL Seller of Travel Reg #ST35585 3-3-89-21 =--M ---M --" UMM 373-FIND BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. Alligator Classifieds list products, services, jobs, etc. in a "directory" so readers can find your ad more easily. This form explains.how to place an ad, and how to determine the cost. Our Classified Advertising staff will be happy to help you, either in person or by phone. Alligator Classifieds may be placed in a number of ways: I PHONE IT IN. If you have a valid MasterCard or Visa, you can place your ad by calling 373-FIND between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. MAIL IT IN. You can mail your Alligator Classified form (no cash.check, money order, or MasterCardNisa information only, please) to: Alligator Classifieds RO. Box 14257 Gainesville, FL 32604 FAX IT IN. If you have a valid Visa or MasterCard, you can place your ad by fax at 376-4556 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. IN PERSON: Alligator Offices You can place your ad in person by coming to our office at 1105 W. University Ave., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., weekdays. Our trained,friendly staff will be glad to help you with your ad. Deadline for all of the above: (including payment and copy) Deadlines are two business days prior to publication date, before 4 p.m. (May be affected by holidays and special editions.) 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26, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 Spikes is 'total package;' UF prospects Tebow, Harvin wow nation al audience RECRUITS, from page 29 with those guys a lot, and I think he wants to be at Florida trying to win a national championship." So far, the Gators have received verbal commitments from just two other linebackers, Hamilton Country High's Dustin Doe, and junior college transfer Larry Grant, the only UF commit who has already signed a letter of intent. Verbal commitments are non-binding until National Signing Day on Feb. 1. Tebow, a left-handed quarterback out of Nease High in St., Augustine, shunned Alabama in favor of the Gators on ESPNews on Dec. 13. Widely considered the top dualthreat quarterback in the country for his ability to both pass and run the ball, Tebow was never able to get into a rhythm due in large part to a lackluster performance by his offensive line. He went 4 for 10 in passing for 84 yards, while rushingfor 18 yards. With one third-quarter pass, however, Tebow still mar the national television Backed up into his Tebow stepped up to flicked his wrist an ball more than 50 ya foot before getting d ond defender. The pl 58-yard completion. "Some kids ha speed, but they how to play the g don Spikes] is th age. He knows hc game and he ha game Harvin, rated th pect regardless of p Scout.com and Rival committed to the Ga along with high sr and fellow wide r aged to dazzle McDaniel. -audience. "Watching Florida tapes, they run own end zone, so many similar plays," Harvin said avoid a tackle, on ESPNews. "It [won't] be that hard d launched the for us to adapt." rds off his back Harvin's day was also highlighted rilled by a secby one spectacular play. After getting ay resulted in a 'the ball on a reverse, Harvin carried for a few yards before being met by a ve size and swarm of defenders. He then made a e sReggie Bush-like cut, reversing field don't know and eluding defenders before fumame. [Branbling the ball out of bounds for an e total pack18-yard gain. "[Harvin is] just an explosive playw to play the er, one of the fastest guys that I've s studied the seen .around the corner; that's his biggest strength," Rivals.com analyst Roy Kirby Mike Farrell said on ESPNews. "Once C Rst i ay he gets around the corner, it doesn't Crest High coach matter if you have an angle on him. You're not going to catch him." e No. 1 prosFour other UF verbal commits, osition by both offensive lineman Carl Johnson, des.com, officially fensive lineman Corey Hobbs, safety tors on Dec. 19, Jamar Hornsby and wide receiver hool teammate Jarred Fayson were selected to play eceiver Damon in the game. FIRST CARE OF GAINESVILLE Southeastern Integrated Medical, PA 4343 W. Newberry Road, Suite 10 Walk-in Medical Center 373-2340 Hours: M-F 8am-6pm Gary Newcomer, MD Scott Wilson, MD ,--*Most Insurances Accepted* Students AlwasWelcome! LIVE MUSIC NIGH TLY? CHECK WWW.CGCOFFEEHOUSE.COM FOR COMPLETE LISTING MONDAY: KAIA1E33! N0I COVER TWISDAYS: UNLIMITED EDITED with ALFREDO TURSDA YS: HANI & FRIEIND IN THE POR1 SUNDAY: SWINGING DOORS [CLASSI COUNTRY 210 SW 2ND AVE DOWNTOWN GAINESVILLE 372.7320 WWW.CGCOFFEEHOUSE.COM You need it. We offer the opportunity to get it. Recent Alligator Advertising Department Alumni are now employed at prestigious companies throughout the United States, including: USA Today, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, ESPN, and agencies such as 8th & Means, BBDO. Must be enrolled in Spring 2006 courses ==I

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28, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 Gymnastics ranked No. I The Gators were looking for results this season. They hired a new assistant coach, added weights to their workout program and changed many of their routines. And it all paid off on Friday as UF opened the season at home against flinois. -The Gators, ranked No. 6 in preseason polls, outperformed llinois in all four events, posting a 195.90-190.80 win, the third-highest season-opening score in team history. They were rewarded with' a No. 1 ranking in the first poll of the regular season on Sunday. "I think it's a great start," UF Coach Rhonda Faehn said. "We went out there and accomplished the goals we had in mind. Everyone was excited, and now they're even more pumped up and excited." Sophomore Nicola Willis marked her UF debut by completing the first successful double layout in UF history during her floor routine. Willis, a former Great Britain National Team member, sat out last season with ankle and shoulder surgeries. "It's great to be able to come back and use [the double layout] again after my surgeries," she said. "I really enjoy performing it, and it's a lot of fun. And it really gets the crowd going." Willis placed second allaround behind freshman Corey Hartung, who also made her UF debut. Hartung, who helped make the Gators' recruiting class No. 7 this season, said she was surprised with her first-place finish. "It was a shock, I wasn't expecting it," Hartung .said. "It's just great." .Hartung's all-around first place marked another UF milestone. The last time a UF gymnast won first place all-around in her debut meet was in 1986. The Gators will travel to Oregon to compete Friday against Oregon State, Brigham Young and Iowa. "Our next outing, at Oregon State, we're doing the same thing, only better," Faehn said. -CHRIS WHITE SWIMMING STARTS WITH WIN: UF's swimming and diving team is undefeated in 2006 as both the men and women defeated Penn State at the O'Connell Center on Saturday. Each team's winter break was cut short, as the squad returned to practice on Dec. 28. The practice paid off when the No. 7 men's team (6-2,2-0 Southeastern Conference) defeated No. 16 Penn State 156-133. "We didn't expect to be asfast as what we were in the fall, just because we're coming off some heavy training," Coach Gregg Troy said. "The next six weeks will be nothing but good competition." Darian Townsend won the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events and was also pift of the UF's 200 medley relay team. He finished third in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events, The No. 4 women (6-1, 1-1 SEC) defeated the No. 12 Nittany Lions, 152-136. Troy was excited to watch a pair of Swedish swimmers, Jennie Lindh and Caroline Drab, excel in their UF debuts. Both became eligible in January. Lindh captured third place in the 100-yard backstroke, and Drab was part of the third-place 200 medley relay team and took third in the 100 breaststroke. -RACHEL ROBINS Georgia snaps UF winning streak By NICK ZACCARDI Alligator Staff Writer Coming into Sunday's matchup at No. 17 Georgia, the UF women's basketball team was the talk of the Southeastern Conference. The Gators won 'the State Farm Classic tournament, defeated Florida State at home and entered the ESPN/USA Today poll at No. 25 during winter break. The Bulldogs silenced the chatter. Georgia handed' the Gators their second loss of the season, an 89-70 whooping, ending UF's 11-game winning streak one shy of the school record. It was the Gators' first loss since Nov. 23 at Florida State. "I think that it was going to be a matter of intensity," UF coach Carolyn Peck said. "We came in passive. We committed two quick turnovers, and it rolled from there." Down by 11 at halftime, the Gators (13-2, 1-1 SEC) could not put together a second-half run, allowing Georgia to put the game away. At one time, the Bulldogs held a 29-point lead in the second half, taking advantage of stronger inside play that propelled them to grab 14 more rebounds. Georgia pushed ahead less than 6 minutes into the game with a 10-point run to clutch a 17-9 lead, extending it to 45-34 by halftime. "We couldn't get it going [in the second half]," said UF guard Sha Brooks, who scored 14 points. "We were trying to create, but the shots weren't falling." Dalila Eshe led UF with 23 points and 10 rebounds, joining reserve Marshae Dotson (11 points, 10 rebounds) in Women's double figures ftsketbafl for points and rebounds. Dotson posted her first career double-double and a career high in rebounds on a hobbled knee. "She did great, but she was hurt," Brooks said. "Her knee was hurting, but she did pretty good." But that's where the positives ended for U. 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Sports 111111 MONDAY, JANUARY 9,2006 Jackson to forgo senior season By NICK ZACCARDI Alligator Staff Writer. One year in Urban Meyer's offense was enough. Junior receiver Chad Jackson will leave UF early and enter the NFL Draft. Jackson, who tied former UF receiver Carlos Alvarez' 1969 single-season receptions record of 88 this season, finished the year with 900 receiving yards and 11 total touchdowns. "It's part of the world we live in today," UF athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a phone interview. "People come and go. Chad's a great player. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Jackson as the No. 4 junior receiver in the country Jackson topped off his UF career with seven catches for 76 yards in UF's 31-24 win against Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2. SJackson declined comment by phone. The junior's departure paves the way for a receiver-laden recruiting class. Percy Harvin, the No. 1 overall prospect in the nation, according to Scout.com, has verbally committed to UF in addition to five-star recruit Jarred Fayson and four-star receivers Damian Williams, Justin Williams and Damon McDaniel. But Jackson isn't the only one fleeing UF for the NFL. Reports are that Gators cornerback Dee Webb will join him in leaving Gainesville. "From my perspective, Dee Webb's been a good player and a good kid," Foley said. "I wish him the best just lke Chad." The junior recorded only one interception this season but went out with 10 tackles in the Outback Bowl. The loss of Webb means that Meyer rica Coyne /Alligato will have to replace three starters in the TireeC Jco rsor rin4it secondary. Seniors Vernell Brown and Junior receiver Chad Jackson tries to shake a defender during UF's 31-24 win Jarvis Herring joined Webb in the defenagainst Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2 in Tampa. sive backfield. ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Gators add to No. 1 recruiting class at All-American game N LINEBACKER BRANDON SPIKES VERBALLY COMMITED TO UF. By BRYAN JONES Alligator Writer On a day when UF fans were salivating at the chance to see recent verbal commits Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin hook up on the field, the highlight of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl for the Gators occurred on the sidelines in San Antonio. Just a few minutes into the game, the Gators strengthened a recruiting class that is already ranked No. 1 in the nation by Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN.com by picking up a verbal commitment from linebacker Brandon Spikes. While some analysts believe he is more suited to play defensive end on the collegiate level, Spikes, ranked the nation's No. 6 linebacker by Rivals.com, could be a crucial signing, as the Gators have a serious lack of depth at the linebacker position. "He's been my defensive leader for three. 2006 Gators years, and we've won two state champi-onships," said Roy Kirby, who coached Spikes at Crest -High in Shelby, N.C. "He goes and plays in the Shrine Bowl, and he was the captain on the defense there. He goes down. to Texas with the best players in the nation, and he gets named the captain there. He's got leadership, and he knows how to play the game." Kirby believes Spikes is the kind of player who will eventually contend for the Butkus Award given to the nation's top collegiate linebacker. "Some kids have size and speed, but they don't know how to play the game," Kirby said. "He is the total package. He knows how to play the game and he has studied the game. "He can probably tell you every starter, offensively and defensively, on Florida's team right now. He can probably tell you all of Oklahoma's team. He studies the game, he studies the players and the rosters, and he saw that Florida was having a great recruiting class. He talked SEE RECRUITS, PAGE 26 32002: Five days after Steve Spurrier leaves UF for the NFL, Gator Nation is shocked by the hiring of career assistant coach Ron Zook to replace the 01' Ball Coach. NCAA Hoops: Cinncinnati vs. No. 2 UConn ESPN, 7 p.m. ENCAA Hoops: No. 15 Texas vs. Iowa State ESPN, 9 p.m. UF swamps Georgia By DAN TREAT Alligator Staff Writer ATHENS, Ga. -As the game wound down and the clock ticked down toward zero, it may have been difficult to tell if Saturday's game between UF and Georgia was being contested in Athens or Gainesville. While successful Bulldogs' jump shots were greeted with the roar befitting a home crowd, it seemed as though the Gators fans in attendance were making an equal amount, of noise as UF built a doubledigit lead during the second half. th And those who made the trip -had plenty to cheer about. Joakim Noah led four Gators scoring in double figures as No. 5 Noah UF opened Southeastern Conference play with a 90-72 victory on the road against the Bulldogs. "Gator nation, man, they show us love everywhere we go," Noah said. "Even if it's just two people, they go hard. That's the reason why we come here. That's the reason Gators get all the love they get." With the win, UF (14-0, 1-0 SEC) tied the school record for consecutive victories, having already set a school record for most consecutive wins to begin a season. Combined with losses by Villanova, Memphis, Connecticut and Illinois, the Gators are likely to rise as high as No. 2 when SEE HOOPS, PAGE 31 I UF's Matt LaPorta and Adam Davis have been named to Baseball America's Preseason All-America first team. Brian Jeroloman made the second team. NFL Playoffs Steelers Bengals Panthers Giants 31 17 23 0

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30, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 Ii UF FOOTBALL ~ Brown defies odds in UF finale UF senior cornerback Vernell Brown celebrates after making a defensive play Jan. 2 during the Outback Bowl in Tampa. The Gators defeated Iowa 31-24. By LOUIS ANASTASIS Alligator Staff Writer lanastasis@aIigator.org TAMPA -Vernell Brown is the stuff fairy tales are made of. As if starting as a senior despite his 5-foot-8 frame wasn't enough, as if playing in the Outback Bowl just two months after breaking his left leg wasn't enough, Brown ended his UF career in storybook fashion. He intercepted his third pass of the season, returning it 60 yards for a touchdown. "The thing I try to do is not question the way things happen because the Lord works in mysterious ways," Brown said. God is a subject that often graces the lips of Brown and anyone discussing his trek as a Gator. That's for good reason, considering that his breakout campaign occurred after rusting on the sidelines for three seasons. During 2005, Brown did more than just start -he excelled. He finished his senior season with 41 tackles and six breakups -in addition to the three interceptions. God certainly seemed to guide Drew Tate's pass into Brown's chest Jan. 2. With Iowa facing a 3rd-and-7 situation, trailing 100 close to halftime, Tate hurled a laser intended for Clinton Solomon. But the foot >all missed Solomon by at least 5 yards. There stood Brown, waiting for the interception the way a center fielder times a pop fly. He vacuumed in the errant pass, sprinted ahead 30 yards, cut to the inside past the helpless Tate and crossed the goal line. "Vernell Brown is a guy who was told, 'You can't do this. You can't do that.' And then he breaks his leg. They say he won't be back. But he looked me in the eyes with tears in his eyes and told me he would play in the bowl game." Urban Meyer UF football coach "It's amazing how the Lord works. It's amazing how life works," UF coach Urban Meyer said. "That ball hit him right in the numbers for a reason, now. -That young man -everybody in the country should see him. "Vernell Brown is a guy who was told, 'You can't do this. You, can't do that.' And then he breaks his leg. They say he won't be back. But he looked me in the eyes with tears in his eyes and told me he would play in the bowl game." What has made Brown truly unique is his leadership. After he broke his leg, instead of skipping practices, he attended all of them so he could help mentor his teammates. Meyer even overlooked an unwritten rule that states injured players should not travel with the team when he brought Brown along to South Carolina. Since that game, Brown has helped extinguish the selfish mentality that held some players in reverse. "If there's a poster or something out there that says 'Florida Gators,' I want his mug right there," Meyer said. "I want people to see Vernell Brown. He's what we stand for." Today, Brown will begin training for the upcoming NFL combines. If you ask him about his chances, he says he will make it. But he is not naive enough to pretend like he has lost all his naysayers. And he likes it just fine that way. "I'll probably always have doubters as long as I live," Brown said. "But I'll try not to let them bother me. As little as they know it, they motivate me." LU# 8447 J U S.T D O N T F O R G E T T H E C R E A M E R. !4 Limit one deal per coupon per customer. Excluding all tobacco, alcohol, lottery items, money orders, postage stamps, gift cards and prescriptions. Customer is responsible for all applicable taxes. This coupon is non-transferable. Effective Aug. 1, 2005-June 30, 2006 at your local Publix.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 31 Humphrey scores UF another win By DAN TREAT Alligator Staff Writer ATHENS, Ga. -Through UF's first 13 games of the season, Lee Humphrey had attempted just 15 shots from inside the 3-point line. So when a play was called that forced him to drive to the basket, Humphrey had the right to be a bit skeptical. Except Humphrey knew Billy Donovan had done his homework. On the first possession of the second half, Humphrey slashed the back door for a layup and a foul and UF's 3-point specialist went on to score 9 of his 18 points during the first 2 minutes of the second half to help push the No. 5 Gators to a 90-72 win against Georgia Saturday afternoon. "We actually put [that play] in two days ago," Humphrey said. "I think coach probably did a good job of scouting. He put that play in and we executed it." Humphrey followed the 3-point play with two straight 3-pointers of the conventional variety that increased the UF lead to 47-35. The 3-pointers were the catalyst that revived a UF team that had led by 11 early, only to have Georgia rally back to briefly take the lead midway through the first half. Humphrey's baskets early in the second half may have deflated the Bulldogs, who were only able to cut their deficit to 8 points the rest of the way. "I thought we were playing really well at that time," Humphrey said. "We did a good job of getting stops and getting out onto the break. We ran the floor really well .I don't know if it was Georgia sagging as much or we just got hot." What may have been more surprising than Humphrey's rare venture inside the 3-point stripe was the fact that the Bulldogs left him wide open as often as they did. Donovan pointed to UF's ball' moveMen' s ment against Ba ke al, Georgia's pressuring defense as the reason why the Gators were able to get so many good looks. "You can have good, quality defenses a lot of different ways," Donovan said. "[Georgia] does it with a tremendous amount of pressure, and it can be difficult to go against, especially on the road. "In the first half, we were fair at handling it, and in the second half, we did a better job." Humphrey credited both Taurean Green and Joakim Noah for getting him so open. "[Georgia] pressured Taurean a whole lot, and he was able to penetrate," Humphrey said. "And we had a throw-back on a pick-androll that Jo hit me a couple times, and Taurean getting into the lane forced them to help off me. They did a good job of finding me, and fortunately, I knocked down some shots." Undefeated Gators share scoring burden HOOPS, from page 29 the polls are released today. After UF finished the first half with a 38-33 lead, guard Lee Humphrey spurred the Gators to a scoring fest, scoring 9 points during the first 2 minutes of the second half. UF's lead never fell to fewer than 8 points the rest of the' game, cresting at 20 points with less than 8 minutes remaining. "I thought we left a lot of points on the board in the first Andy Apicella / Alligator Staff UF sophomore guard Taurean Green dribbles past Georgia sophomore forward Younes Idrissi to score Saturday in Athens, Ga. The Gators won 90-72. half, because we had 11 turnovers and we were shooting 52 or 53 percent from the field?' UF coach Billy Donovan said. "Second half we only turned it over three times and we shot 52 percent from the field and that's why we had a 52-point half." After falling behind 75-55, Georgia went on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to 13 and was ab't to hang around until Taurean Green knocked down his third 3-pointer of the game to make it 81-66 and effectively secure the UF victory. Starting off hot, the Gators jumped to a 16-5 lead before the Bulldogs fought back to briefly take the lead and tie the score with 2:54 remaining in the first half. The Gators responded with an 8-0 run of their own, capped by another Green 3-pointer, as they took a 5-point lead into the locker room. Green finished with 21 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Humphrey finished with 18 points, including a career-high-tying five 3-pointers. Add the performance of Al Horford, who was almost overshadowed despite finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Gators are what Donovan wants them to be: a team with a multitude of players carrying the scoring burden. "That's the thing about this team; everyone scores so equally," Noah said. "And I think that there's so many weapons on this team that it makes it hard. So who are you going to stop now?" 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