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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 75 We Inform. You Decide. TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2006



UF ranks as second-best value in nation


* UF OFFICIALS STILL SAY
THAT TUITION IS TOO LOW.

By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Alligator Writer
jrichards@alligator.org

UF is the second-best value
in the nation among public uni-
versities, according to a ranking


that Kiplinger's Personal Finance
magazine issued today.
University officials say low
tuition hurts UF's progress, but
they appreciate the distinction.
"It reflects the two things we
know: very high academics at a
very, very reasonable price," said
Manny Fernandez, chairman of
UF's highest governing body, the
Board of Trustees.


In 2003, the last year
Kiplinger's published the list, UF
was No. 5.
The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill has
held the No. 1 spot as long as
the rankings have existed. UNC
is the only ranked school that
meets 100 percent of its students'
financial needs, according to a
Kiplinger's press release.


UNC at Chapel Hill is ranked
the No. 5 public university by
U.S. News & World Report.
The UF ad-
U F ministration has
Academics set U.S. News &
World Report
Top 10 status in its crosshairs.
Officials at UF see the school's
low tuition rates as an obstacle
to becoming a Top 10 public re-


search institution.
At the most recent board
meeting, trustees lamented UF's'
low price tag less than half
that of the next-cheapest school
in the Association of American
Universities, an elite group of
which UF is a part.
At that meeting, trustee Al
SEE VALUE, PAGE 5


Groups protest Alito nomination
By BOBBY KEITH
Alligator Contributing Writer

The four corners of University Avenue
and 13th Street were crowded Monday
evening with protesters who shared one
common goal opposing the nomina-
tion of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the
Supreme Court.
About two dozen protesters stood
wearing pink Planned Parenthood logo
T-shirts and holding pink signs reading
"Oppose Alito, Save Roe."
"[The protest] is a mish-mash of
various feminist activists from around
town who are interested in opposing
his nomination," said
Kelly Mangan, 23, a UF
alumna and protestor
U.S. preme from the Gainesville
chapter of the National
Organization for


Women.
The protest was a combined effort by
Planned Parenthood of North Central
Florida and the Gainesville chapter of
NOW.
It was scheduled for Monday because
it was the first day in the congressional
questioning process that will help deter-
mine whether or not Alito is ultimately
appointed.
If Alito is appointed to the Supreme
Court, he would make judgments on an ar-
ray of decisions that will affect Americans,
and many pro-choice activists are worried
that he slants to the right.
"We think it's important for women to
have the right to have an abortion," said
Stephanie Seguin, 28, president of the
Gainesville NOW chapter.
She said people need to know this is
not a done deal.
SEE PROTEST, PAGE 4


Gwen Labbe, 8, participates in a demonstration against Judge Samuel
A. Alito on the corner of University Avenue and 13th Street on Monday.


SG registers


party names
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
and ALEJANDRA CANCINO
Alligator Writers

Four familiar names and three brand new or-
ganizations have submitted paperwork to register
for Spring's Student Government election.
As of Monday afternoon, representatives from
Gator, Impact, Progress, Access, Express, Grads et
al, and Unite parties had filed applications with the
Office of Student Activities for this season's elec-
tion, which will be held at the end of February.
"We are excited to continue the goal of the
Impact Party and give the
opportunity to people who
f- haven't been involved in SG
,% to be involved," Impact Party
'. leader and Student Sen. Allison
iCullin said.
Last Fall, Progress and
Impact merged and retained
cuiin the name Impact, -but former
Progress candidate Susan
Henriques submitted paperwork to re-register the
Progress name on Thursday.
However, Cullin said she doesn't think Progress
will actually run any candidates in Spring's elec-
tion, speculating that the name was registered to
prevent other organizations from taking it.
SG leaders may have been spurred to register
party names early because of last Spring's "name
war" in which students with ties to the Gator Party
registered several previously used party names in
an effort to confuse voters.
Gator Party leader and Student Sen. Laura
Gonzalez, who also filed paperwork Thursday to
register her party's name, said the possibility that
other groups could vie for her party's name was

SEE PARTIES, PAGE 4


N Off to the best
start in school
history, sophomore
forward Corey
Brewer and the
undefeated Gators
have soared to a
No. 2 ranking in
the latest polls. See
story on pg. 15.


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two teenagers for
the attempted bat-
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at.Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium. See
story, pg. 3.


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News Today


LOCAL
King Week begins today
The Martin Luther King Jr.
Commission of Florida Inc. kicks
off King Week today at 6 p.m.
at the Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church, 100 NE First St., with
guest speaker the Rev. Adrian
Taylor. There will be activities
and programs from various or-
ganizations throughout the week
that will give Gainesville locals
the chance to come out and be
',reminded of Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr.'s life and legacy.
"He's the greatest black
leader that we've had ever," UF
junior Emmanuel Fortune said.
"He was the first black leader to
rally black people to create social
change."
The theme of the -week,
which continues through
Monday, is Empowerment
through Education. This theme
is to be further developed _in
the Empowerment through
Education Symposium held
Saturday at the Martin Luther
King Jr. Multipurpose Center at
1028 NW 14th St. Attendees will
also have the opportunity to reg-
ister to win a free Saturn.
The highlight of the week
is the 21st annual Hall of Fame
Banquet to be held Sunday at 6
p.m. at the Paramount Resort and
Conference Center. The keynote
speaker will be Bonita Parker,
the Chief Operating Officer of
Rainbow Push Coalition.
Students say it is important to
remember that King Week is not
the same as black history, month,
which is in February.
"His week is when we pay spe-
cial tribute to the contribution that
he directly made to the progression
of the black community and equal
rights, whereas during the month
of February, we celebrate all black
contribution to the progression of
people," said UF freshman Tyler
Redden.
For more information on the
events this week please contact
Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
of Florida Inc. at (352) 376-2442.


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Department. We reported oth-
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 3


CAMPUS SAFETY

Teens confess to attack


* TWO TEENS WERE CHARGED WITH
SEXUAL BATTERY ON CAMPUS.

By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org

Police arrested two teenagers Monday
afternoon in connection with the sexual
battery of a woman Friday night at Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium.
Two 15-year-old boys, both of Gainesville,
confessed to the crime Monday after police
acted on a lead, University Police Department
spokesman Lt. Joe Sharkey said.
The woman, whose name police would
not release for safety reasons, was exercising
at the stadium when the two teenagers alleg-
edly assaulted her.
They tried to rob her and force her into an
interior restroom in an attempt to sexually
assault her, according to UPD.
"They demanded money of which she
didn't have because she was running,"
Sharkey said.
UPD reported that she was able to break
free when concessions employees inside the
stadium startled the assailants.
A University Police officer made contact


with one of the suspects by phone Friday,
and a detective investigated the case
Saturday, Sharkey said.
The two boys were questioned in person
Monday and charged with sexual battery,
kidnapping and attempted robbery.
The teenagers arebeing held at the Alachua
Regional Juvenile Assessment Center.
A preliminary hearing will be held
at 9 a.m. today at the Alachua County
Courthouse.
Arrests have occasionally been made for
sexual battery on campus.
In July 1999, a man was arrested for at-
tempting to sexually assault and strangle his
ex-girlfriend, a UF freshman, in her dorm
room.
Also, a UF graduate student was arrested
in February 1997 for the alleged sexual bat-
tery of a female UF graduate student.
Although similar incidents have occurred
in the past, Sharkey said they are rare.
He advised students to take precautions
when exercising at night.
"If you're going to be out on campus af-
ter dark, you should go in groups," Sharkey
said.
For more information on campus safety, vis-
it the UPD Web site at http://police.ufl.edu/.


Victims' friends gather


By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
Alligator Writer
srodriguez@alligator.org

Friends gathered Monday afternoon
to remember two Santa Fe Community
College students who were found fatally
shot in Ocala National Forest.
"They really loved nature," said
friend Shane Stoner during a counseling
session held by SFCC. "They died doing
what they loved."
The bodies of SFCC students John
Parker, 26, and Amber Peck, 26, were
found in the forest Saturday, and police
are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone
with information about their deaths.
As a, member of Students for
Environmental Harmony, Parker went
on various outdoor camping trips, ac-
cording to Parker's sister Bethany.
Parker also served in the Marine
Corps for five years and received several
awards for his time in Afghanistan.
"John was a highly intelligent, skilled
individual and an outstanding soldier,"


said John Gebhardt, veteran advocate at
the Office of Veteran Services at SFCC.
"He was just at the wrong place at the
wrong time."
Parker worked for a Veterans Affairs
hospital and met with Gebhardt several
times.
"They really loved nature. They
died doing what they loved."
Shane Stoner
friend of victims

"I can't believe he spent so much
time in. Afghanistan and when he
comes back to his homeland, he gets
killed," said a member of Students for
Environmental Harmony who request-
ed her name not be used.
Marion County spokeswoman Sue
Livoti said police will not be able to re-
view all the evidence they have discov-
ered until the end of the week. Autopsy
results won't be available for four to six
weeks, she said.


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Protesters focus on abortion


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Many drivers honked as they
passed the protest in progress. One
passer-by shouted, "I agree!" while
another screamed, "Go Alito!"
Since U.S. senators will ultimate-
ly be the ones to vote on whether
Alito joins the Supreme Court,
Seguin said, the best way to make
them aware of her group and other
people's strong opposition is to
write letters and make phone calls
to their local representatives.
"I think if there's enough public
pressure, we can get someone bet-


ter," Seguin said.
Protesters' signs dealt mainly
with abortion, but others protested
Alito for other reasons.
"Alito is an extremist, and many
of his past rulings have been over-
turned," said Richard Burt, a UF
English professor and protester.
Alito is clearly another yes guy
for the Bush administration, said
Burt, and will only further support -
the type of radical expansion that
they're practicing. He said several
other important issues are at stake
right now, such as the legality of
wiretapping, that can negatively
affect our civil liberties.


PARTIES, from page 1

"[a] concern, but I'm the type of person who
likes to do things as soon as possible."
Access, another previously used party name,
has also been revived for Spring's election by
former Student Sen. Ansell Fernandez, who
filed paperwork Monday morning.
Fernandez claimed that while other students
wanted to register the Access name, he and
other party members hope to resurrect the orig-
inal Access ideals promoted two years ago by
former Student Body President Jamal Sowell's
Access administration.
"Basically, it's the same ideas," he said,
adding that he feels unethical tactics tainted
last Spring's election when students tied to
the Gator Party registered the Access name but
failed to slate any candidates.
"That was a dirty political trick," he said.
In addition to- revived parties, a few new
ones have also sprouted up for the election sea-
son, including Grads et al.


"In many cases, [SG is] dearly quite more
important to [undergraduate senators] than
their academic studies," said party leader and
Student Sen. Christopher Eldund, adding that
his party hopes to alter the election format from
winner-takes-all to a parliamentary style.
Impact leader Cullin, along with Gator lead-
er Gonzalez and Access
Student leader Fernandez, said
over ment they will retain the goals
upon which their parties
were originally founded
but that none of their executive tickets have
been finalized.
Although no candidates have publicly
emerged as front-runners for executive tickets,
Student Senate President John Boyles, former
Student Senate President Diane Kassim and
Student Sen. Jared Hernandez all said they have
been encouraged to run.
"As long as the students want me to run, I
will run," Kassim said.
Representatives from the Unite, Express and
Progress Parties could not be reached for com-
ment by press time.


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VALUE, from page 1

Warrington said UF's tuition rate
"puts us at a big disadvantage"
among rival schools;
However, tuition is out of
the board's control. The power
to set those rates belongs to the
Legislature.
A lawsuit filed in December
2004 by. former UF Interim
President E.T. York attempts to
wrest that power into the hands of
the Board of Governors, the state-
wide education body that oversees
the trustees. That lawsuit is still
pending.
The preponderance of Florida
schools in Kiplinger's top 50 sug-
gests that Florida's state tuition rate
is exceptionally low.
Florida State University, Florida
International University and the
University of Central Florida rank
among the top 50 best values.
New College of Florida ranks
No. 5.
Fernandez said "it would be


wise" 'for UF's tuition to rise to
the level of its competitors. Lower
tuition, he said, means less student
services and less faculty.
He said the administration can
reach its coveted Top, 10 status and
remain a good value.
"This is not an 'or;' it should be
an 'and,"' Fernandez said.
UF President Bernie Machen
echoed Fernandez's stance.
"UF is definitely a bargain," he
wrote in an e-mail. "The question
we all must ask is, will it continue
to be so attractive if we cannot
obtain the funds to deliver high
quality academic programs."
UF Provost Janie Fouke noted
that even the colleges that flank UF
in the Kiplinger's ranking charge
thousands more in tuition.
UF is underfunded, she said.
"It's good to be a good value, as
long as you can deliver the quality
that you want to give," she said.
"So that's the part that makes me
nervous: Can we continue to do
that as we continue to get our tu-
ition up to average?"


Fouke said that a tuition raise
would not affect UF's socioeco-
nomic diversity, as a portion of
each tuition raise is set aside for
financial aid programs.
She added that a majority of
students now receive aid from the
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.
Higher tuition, though, would
strain the program, the sustain-
ability of which has already been
questioned by UF economist David
Denslow.
When Kiplinger's ranks the
value of universities, academic
quality is weighted more than cost,
the magazine's Web site states.
Top Five Best
Universities for Value
1. University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill
2. University of Florida
3. University of Virginia
4. College of William and
Mary (Va.)
5. New College of Florida


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Editorial

Vouchers out

Florida Supreme Court

kills Bush program
In a stunning reversal, the Florida Supreme Court on
Thursday singlehandedly dismantled Gov. Jeb Bush's
school voucher program, and the hopes and dreams of a
disenfranchised youth went along with it.
The voucher program has provided for students currently
attending failing schools to switch to a private school. Called
"Opportunity Scholarships," these vouchers allowed stu-
dents to use money previously spent on them in the public
school system toward their new private schools.
The program was started six years ago and has been tak-
ing flak from teachers' unions ever since. Designed to be the
keystone of Bush's education policy, the program has helped
hundreds of students across the state to escape schools un-
able to make the grade.
But after Bush v. Holmes, those students' luck may have
finally run out.
The decision hinged primarily on the "uniformity" clause
in the Florida Constitution, which requires the state to
provide "a uniform, efficient, safe, secure and high quality
system of free public schools that allows students to obtain a
high quality education."
The court maintained that the Bush program did not pro-
duce a "uniform" system of schools.
It would have done well to recognize that in many cases,
the pre-existing public school system fails to produce an edu-
cation that can be described as "high quality."
Some of our public schools are real diamonds in the rough
of institutionalized education, but we must face the fact that
at least a few of our public schools are beyond repair. The
Florida public school system currently has an on-time gradu-
ation rate of just 57 percent, the third lowest in the nation,
according to a column in The Wall Street Journal.
There are many instances in which public school system
succeeds, but when it doesn't we should be prepared to em-
brace potential alternatives. At schools that can't produce
acceptable educational results, one alternative is to shift
students to private institutions.
It is worth noting that the state Supreme Court ruling had
little to do with the efficacy of Gov. Bush's system. The stu-
dents, removed from their underperforming schools, were
undoubtedly better off. Now, though no fault of their own,
they may be forced to go back.
It doesn't stop there.
In more bad news for Florida's public school students,
Thursday's decision may have also undercut another benefi-
cial type of private school vouchers: those for special needs
or disabled students who can't be best served by the public
school in their area.
Perhaps the most reasonable contention against the
Opportunity Scholarships (but not the one that prevailed
this time) is that such vouchers breach the division between
church and state when applied to students who wish to
switch to religious schools. While this is a potentially power-
ful argument, we must carefully weigh it against the educa-
tional wishes of parentsfor their children. To that end, there
may be room for compromise.
But to continue to throw hard-earned funds at a lost cause
while our underprivileged youth suffer is deplorable.
Right now, we need solutions.
And we need a government unafraid to explore new cures
for what ails our public school system.


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Interesting times may not be blessing
TAThen reading tales of times long ago of life- al-Qaeda's newfound powers is
/\ changing battles .and court intrigues it is the fact that the terrorist group is
V always sobering to remember that so many of no longer Israel's most dangerous
the events that now fascinate us caused endless pain and enemy.
tragedy when they happened. We romanticize the past, On Jan. 5, Iran's envoys to
and understandably so, but the years we remember tend International Atomic Energy
to be overwhelmingly violent. Andrew Bare Agency Director General
And so we note with trepidation that 2006 looks to be Speaking Out Mohamed ElBaradei 'rather un-
a year the coming centuries will remember as exceedingly ceremoniously canceled a meeting
interesting designed to clarify the country's
The spark of interest is again in the Middle East, where nuclear ambitions. The Iranians have already declared
a region perpetually on the brink of disaster faces the keen their intent to resume nuclear fuel research and develop-
possibility of a deadly conflagration. ment Jan. 9.
Israeli democracy always he target of terrorist shrap- This is all very encouraging news, especially consider-
nel, now finds itself reeling at the news of Prime Minister Ma noted Ahadined tolerance ofsentially denying the
Ariel Sharon's massive stroke and subsequent incapacita- H olocaust, publicly wishing for the death of Sharon and
tion. Where decent people see a tragedy and hope for Holocaust publicly wishing for the death of Sharon and
recovery, the crass opportunists who are Israel's enemies calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map," Ahmadinejad
see only weakness, a opportunists who arein Israel's seemingly im- has not exactly earned the world's confidence with his
see only weakness, a fatal flaw in Israel's seemingly im claims that Iran is pursuing nuclear power for purely
Governing power has already been transferred to domestic purposes.
Sharon deputy Ehud Olmert, and I've no doubt that the If Iran is successful m its pursuit of nuclear weapons,
government of Israel will run as smoothly as possible. their ultimate -targets are eminently clear. Israel can not
One of the indispensable elements of a democracy is that and will not sit on its hands and allow Iran to turn Tel
governance is not reliant on one person's life. Aviv ito a smoking ruin.
But-reality and perception are rarely synonymous, and And all of this is without mentioning the precarious,
those not familiar with the workings of democratic con- promising state of affairs in Iraq. Tugged from the east
stitutions will undoubtedly try to take advantage of the by Iranian influences, tugged from the north by Kurdish
perceived chaos., ambitions and torn internally by a Sunni insurgency, Iraq
And Israel's enemies are no longer confined to suicide is a roiling, chaotic state, teetering between a democratic
bombers and other assorted Palestinian terror groups. As government and a jihadist future.
cruel as Hamas is, far more frightening is al-Qaeda, and All of the ingredients are in place for an engrossing,
cruel as Hamas is, far more frightening is al-Qaeda, and fascinating and deadly beast to come alive in the Middle
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has claimed responsibility for a East. Preventing its resurrection will take all the skills of
late December rocket attack into northern Israel late. st tsen d eth tae a ther,
Osama bin Laden was never capable of launching di- willing statesmen.. And while the talent may be there, the
rect attacks against Israel. But even more frightening than will remains an open question.
Andrew Bare is a journalism senior.
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Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
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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

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/3BA Townhomes
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 brfor $609 or 3br/2ba for $880
Great location Spacious Inci some utils
Alarms, park FREE @ UF, Pets welcome
www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111
4-26-72-2

***LUXURY LIVING
HUGE 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA TNHMS
W/D* Alarm*Gated*Garages* Tanning
ENDLESS AMENITIES- private dog park
FREE Oable* Close to UF & SFCC
Leasing for Summer/Fall 377-2801
4-26-72-2

**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats ** $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 00 $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 00 $725/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft ** $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 376-2507 '


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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

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 now!
2BR/1BA Apt. $475
3BR/1BA Duplex $600
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 4-26-72-2

*Large affordable 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) 332-
7401 4-26-72-2

Going, Going, GONE!!
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 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
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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 Shands/VNA. $875. Call
Kathy 215-1728, Lisa 372-9000 1-20-17-2

*CONDOO 3BR/3BA furn, pool, tennis, bus
rte, W/D, fridge, Oaks Mall near. 1yr+ $1100/
mo, OHOMES 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 1-
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

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 (possible 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

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

HAlLEY 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
1-13-5-2

2BR/1BA Apt. New carpet, just renovated,
W/D hk. ups, near campus, bus route. $650/
mo. Avail. immediately. Short term leases. 352-
745-0989 Broker 1-24-10-2


For Rent Subleases
unfurnished


Near Law School 3-1, 1-1 $1200/mo 1st &
last. Pref. grad std. No pets, W/D hook up,
dish, wd firs., cent A/C, gas heat, trees. Call
Tom >8PM or wkd 954-529-4031 1-24-10-2

Newest Countryside condo, 4BR/4BA. Avail
fall. Sec. sys., scr porch, common area furn,
W/D, hi spd inet, all utils pd. $400/mo Entire
unit avail. $50 off first month's rent if lease is
signed in Jan. 904-509-8074 904-571-0860
2-7-20-2

Humongous
HUGE 1,2 & 3BRs
Gated*Countryard*Porches
FREE Tanning* Gym* Courts
Perfect for Pets**372-0400
Only 1.5Mi to UF
4-26-71-2

**Private Luxury**
**Huge wlGarages**
Gated*Alarm*W/D
2BR.flats & 3BR Townhomes
Huge floorplans from $405/br
FREE tanning*comp lab*-
Move in Specials **372-0400
ONLY 1.5 Mi. to UF
4-26-71-2

1BR/1BA Available in 2BR/2BA condo.
Major appliance included. Prefer student.
Rent is $345/mo. Cable included in rent.-
Please call (954)592-0814 1-12-3-2


SSubleases


ASPEN RIDGE!
1BR/1BA Vaulted Ceilings W/D Dishwasher
Unfurn. $660/mo. Call 352-359-6615. Avail.
Jan! 1-17-10-3

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

TBR 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 SW 25th 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. Off Tower 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

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.
Incides 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 inclted.
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 352-
376-6301 1-13-5-3

AVAIL NOW! Sublet 1Br/1BA of 2BR/2BA
$435/mo. ($100 a month off!) Fully furn
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


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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
apenal3@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 1-13-204

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 706-766-5682
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

$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 BR/1BA $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


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M/F roommate for 2BR/1.5BA SW 43rd 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. Comer 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
Relay 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/T./V
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/MO. Incl. 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 fum., 60" TV,
pool, gym, smoker ok. Responsible student
or employed F/T. Must have car $400/mo 1st/
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
Roommates wanted for3/2.5townhouse.near
NW 39th Ave and 42nd St. Pools, tennis, and
DSL. $350 and $380, utilities included. Call
363-0144 or e-mail bobthegoat@atlantic.net
1-13-5-4

Female roommate wanted
in 3/3 in Rockwood Villas. $500/mo. Available
now! Call Jen 954-295-9211 1-13-5-4
1BR/1 BA 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 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. Girls or guys./ Call Tre at 352-328-
8878 .1-13-5-4
Handyman can work off rent. Roommates
share 2BR/2BA in Clayton Est. $150 dep/
$300mo. Police clearance. Sat. TV & phone
incl. 1/2 GRU bill. Sat dish. Unlimited long
distance Call 331-2344 1-17-5-4
M/F to share w/3 UF students. No party
animals. 4BR/3BA house. Newly remodeled.
Close to UF. Fully furn. incl. W/D. Incl. cable,
internet, you pay 1/4 utils. $350/mo $250 sec
dep. No pets/NS Avail now 386-212-1578
2-6-15-4
Female for 1 BR in 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


S/ I Real Estate Furnishings


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDSI 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 D

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
4-26-72-6


BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2, nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-26-72-6
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 setw/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
BRAND NEW FURNITURE
****Shop On-line*OOO
Mattress Sets $169
5pc. Bedroom Sets $495
And Much More! Delivered to your door!
www.gowtb.com Check it out!
Or call (352) 376-1600 4-26-72-6
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Stilf in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
4-26-72-6
Bed $100 All 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[ MICROFIBERI
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
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


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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 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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PARKING:
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Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-26-72-10

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Discount Textbooks!
Compare prices and save!
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USED BUILDING MATERIALS
Doors, Oak Chair Rail, Light Fixtures from
University Centre Hotel. Ken @ 352-359-
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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!!
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 PI
352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com
Best prices in Gainesville. Will beat all Gville
competitor's prices on similar models. 4-
26-72-11

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 YAMAHA VINO
49cc Scooter. Excellent condition. 2900
mi. Unrestricted. Top speed 42-45mph.
$1150/OBO. Contact Adam 352-494-3581
1-13-6-11

KAWASAKI NINJA 500R 2004 Brand new
bike, only 64miles, absolutely gorgeous, per-
fectcondition 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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4 cylinder, shaft-drive. Bike runs perfect,
doesn't burn oil. 55mpg. New brakes, gas-
kets and rear tire includes, spare parts. 373-
3022 Chris 1-13-4-11


* Autos

*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!g
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS.
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall 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
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**QUICK 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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ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
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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 10-12 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


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HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. Evening Newpaper Production
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 4-26- Applications are now being accepted for e
trial production at the Independent Florida
2003 Hyundai Accent, White 4 door, auto- Alligator. Applicants should be available two
matic, AC/PW/PDL, new tires, recent tune to three nights a week between 6:00 pm and
up, CD player, excellent gas mileage,-58k-- 1 amSunday through Thursday. Production
highway miles, still under warranty $6500 duties include layout and design. Experience
OBO. 281-5111 1-12-5-12 is preferred on software applications, Adobe
Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat.
2003 Hyundai Accent White 4 door A one-year commitment is expected.
Automatic, AC/PW/PDL, new tires recent Please include references and availability
tune up. CD player. excellent gas mileage on application.


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 352-258-
4473 1-13-5-12

Sun City Auto
No Credit Check
"O" Down & Up
www.suncityautosales.com
338-1999 3-31-53-12

Sun City Auto
Bring W-2
File Here Drive TODAY
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338-1999 3-31-53-12


0J Wanted


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 mdre 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


l Help Wanted

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-26-72-14


All previous applicants are encouraged to
reapply. Fill out application at the front desk
of the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave.
between 9am and 4pm, M-F Ask for the
production application. Equal Opportunity
Employer.

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-26-72-14

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 1st 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! 4-
26-72-14

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 & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
26-72-14

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.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-26-72-14

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesvyile.
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 408 W University Ave.
Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105
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 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. 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. INTERVIEWING
2-5PM, THURS & FRI. 606 NW 75th St.
1-13-9-14

*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 & c lbs
in the Gainesville area. We need servers,
cooks, drivers and more. 1-31-17-14

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


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$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
d6iors 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 weekends 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**
"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/bookeeper.
Flexible weekday hours. $8/hour. Send in-
quiries to jglymph@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

Summer Jobs
*$2100
OCo-Ed Camp
OSeven 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
Ldocl 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

Professional Waitstaff:
Gator Dining 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.gat6rdining.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 at www.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. F/T or P/T evening only. Starting
at $7.00 an 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/T web 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 PMPIease 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/hrl 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
PT temp, 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

RECEP.TIONIST Telephone & lobby recep-
tion for small 6 business office suite. FIT 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
NW 43rd 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


Driver OTR
DEDICATED
Runs for Teams & Singles
Drive for a multi stop run
*Good benefits
*Paid vacation & holidays
OCompetitive pay
GExceptional home time
Must have CDL A & 1 yr exp.
1-888-282-7615
driveccc.com


1-10-1-14

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. Univ Ave. in the Westgate
Plaza. Closed Mondays. 1-13-5-14

CLINIC RECEPTIONIST- Friendly, reliable &
organized multi-tasker needed for FT posi-
tion at reproductive healthcare clinic. Medical
office or retail experience preferred. Benefits.
Position open until filled. Send resumes to:
CENTER MANAGER
Planned Parenthood
914 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FI 32601
EOE
1-17-5-14


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

FARAHS ON THE AVENUE
now hiring FT/PT servers, dishwasher, cook,
exp. a must apply Mon-Thurs. 2-4 No calls
1120 W Univ. Ave. 1-18-6-14

WANTED OFFICE ASSISTANT
8-10hrs/wk, flex around class schedule.
Word processing, computer knowledge req.
$615/hr. Fax resume and class schedule to
375-4591 ASAP 1-17-5-14


PRODUCTIONS


A position at Premier is an opportunity that
is guaranteed to give you the professional
business experience you need to secure a
high paying job after graduation. You will
learn to multi-task, perform under deadlines,
and produce in a results driven industry. All
while your still in college

We are currently accepting resumes for the
following positions.

*INTERNSHIPS FINANCE,ACCOUNTING,
MARKETING, PR, ADVERTISING, College
credit available, Min. 15-20 hrs/wk.

*ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES, Full-time/Part-
time, for student and corporate markets,
earn $$$, gain sales experience, flexible
hours.
Please send resumes & cover letter to
info@premierparties.com or fax to 352-375-
9994. 1-10-1-14

WANTED GOOD EARS
.FOR A HEARING STUDY. Please contact.
Kim @ 392-0601 ext 380 or kdf1108@ufl.edu
PAYMENT is $10/hr 1-11-2-14

College student needed for yard work.
Flexible hours. $7/hour 352-870-4484
1-17-5-14


Snow ski shop needs PT help. Swim & Ski
Country. 3501 SW 2nd Ave. 378-8751 Next
to CJ's & Gator Textbooks in Creekside Mall
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Gators ascend to No. 2 in polls
H ONE OF THREE UNDEFEATED
TEAMS, UF RECEIVED ITS HIGHEST
RANKING SINCE 2003. i

By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer

It wasn't that long ago that you scanned
your ay down a college basketball poll
and UF was nowhere to be found.
Make no mistake, Kentucky was there, .
all the way up at No. 9, and Southeastern
Conference West favorite Alabama checked
in at No. 15.
But now, Alabama has sputtered to an
8-6 start and will be without leading scorer
Chuck Davis for the remainder of the sea-
son after he tore his ACL. And Kentucky
is coming off a 27-point drubbing at the
hands of Kansas on Saturday.
Around the time the Jayhawks were
putting the finishing touches on the rout,
the Gators were polishing off their 14th
consecutive victory, a 90-72 win at Georgia.
Those 14 straight wins, coupled with F
losses by UConn, Villanova, Illinois and
Memphis, have vaulted the Gators all the
way up to No. 2 in this week's polls a I
far cry from being sandwiched between
Bucknell and Old Dominion in the "also .
receiving votes" category at the beginning
of the year.
"It's kind of surprising from where we
started out," junior Lee Humphrey said. "I
don't know if anyone would have guessed .
at this point in the year that we'd be ranked
No. 2 in the country, but we've done a good
job winning some ball games. We knew we
had a lot of talent from the beginning, but
we just had toplay well." -
The No. -2 ranking marks the highest 'I
the Gators have ascended since being .
ranked No.1 in December 2003. They then
lost consecutive games to Maryland and
Louisville after the rankings were posted.
Humphrey, however, isn't overly con- -
cerned about the streak and the possibility Andy Apicella Alligator Staff
ofdytheceGatorsligasoingaf
of the Gators losing. Sophomore forward Corey Brewer attempts a lay-up over Georgia
SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 16 freshman guard Mike Mercer on Saturday in Athens, Ga.


Leak chooses


UF over NFL
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
bapp@alligator.org

Though he said it was his intention all along,
Chris Leak held a press conference .Monday to
make it official.
The junior quarterback will return for a senior
season at UF.
Leak filed paperwork with the NFL draft advi-
sory council in December to explore his potential
draft status.
While the council's findings are confidential,
Leak said he and his family were
"very pleased."
"It's just great to know that
I could be drafted next season
and play in the NFL," Leak said.
"But I'm coming back for my se-
nior year because I want to make
Leak my skills better and try to better
myself as a quarterback, and I'm
coming back and trying to win the SEC."
The improvement Leak seeks could result from
some competition for playing time. Incoming fresh-
men Tim Tebow, rated the top dual-threat quarter-
back in the nation by Rivals.com, could challenge
Leak during spring practices.
"I'm excited to get to know all the guys, getting
them better and helping them contribute," said
Leak when asked about spring practice and playing
with Tebow. "I think he's coming into a great situa-
tiorr as far as being the backup and everything."
Though Coach Urban Meyer said Leak is his
quarterback after UF's 31-24 Outback Bowl win
against Iowa on Jan. 2, he said there would be com-
petition at the position come spring.
After a day of slipping in the backfield during

SEE LEAK, PAGE 16


Off to the best start in school history, it's hard not to respect this team


T ake a pinch of Rodney
Dangerfield, a dash of Aretha
Franklin, and you end up with
the top-ranked .team in the basket-
ball universe not called Duke.
Just as your football withdrawal
simmers and you've recovered from
the shakes, Billy Donovan's Gators
have spiked an enormous flag in the
Gainesville sports landscape bear-
ing a giant No. 2.
And they're still not getting any
respect.
The skepticism toward this team



NCAA HOOPS
Cincinnati (25) 59
UConn (4) 70

Texas (8) 78
Iowa State 58


is endless, but not surprising, when
you look at UF's miserable ascension
toward the top in recent seasons.
But for all of you doubters, put
this in your pipe and smoke it: The
Gators are for real, and they're not
going to fold at the slightest sign of
national relevance.
Last week, when I was enjoying
those Bloomin' Onions and devising
_a plot to skip a quarter of the Outback
Bowl for a quick trip to Mons Venus
(damn Iowa's near-comeback), more
than one of my esteemed associates


SThe UF baseball team received
a trio of commits who are ready
to contribute in the upcoming
season. Visit alligatorSports.org for
the complete story.


predicted the
Gators would
lose their
SEC opener
to lowly
Georgia.
Andrew T h e
Abramson Gators are
Drew's Control due for a loss,
aabramson@alligator.org and they will
have their
guard down in a tough road envi-
ronment," said one of the naysayers.
"UF can't keep this up."


One uninspired 18-point vic-
tory later proved that even on an off
night, the Gators are too good to fall
at the hands of a team like Georgia.
And how can I forget the friend
who IMed me after the Rose Bowl?
Our conversation soon shifted from
the genius of Vince Young to the UF
basketball team.
"I think the Gators will get cocky,
lose a bunch of SEC games and then
sneak into the NCAA tournament,"
he said.
I could picture an evil grin on his


face, even through cyberspace.
The last time UF held a ranking
this high was in the 2003-04 season,
and the No. 1 Gators fell at home to
Maryland before dropping the fol-
lowing game to Louisville.
The season before that, the
Gators climbed to the top spot be-
fore Kentucky sent them back to
Earth with a 70-55 spanking.
So how can anyone take the
Gators seriously when the only two

SEE ABRAMSON, PAGE 16


E Hoops: No. 20 North Carolina vs.
Virginia Tech ESPN2, 7 p.m.
SNBA: Magic vs. Clippers
Sun Sports, 10:30 p.m.


E 2001: Sophomore guard Brett Nelson hits
a game-winning basket during the waning
seconds to lift the No. 8 Gators to a 81-80
win on the road against Mississippi State.


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Donovan: Rankings mean little; UF has a lot to prove against top teams


BASKETBALL, from page 15

"That's happened to some teams this year,
too. Texas was ranked No. 2, and they lost to
Ten ssee. But we just need to focus on what we
nee5 to focus on," Humphrey said. "We know
that every game we play, whoever we play, they
have a chance to beat us, especially from this
point on in the year."
I Thus far, the Gators have been able to main-
tain a levelheadedness and humility, a result of
both their demeanor and Coach Billy Donovan's
tutelage.
"'eWe've talked to them a lot about [rankings
meaning nothing]," Donovan said. "I think
through success comes a lot of people pumping
you up and making you seem like you're better
than you are, and I've been honest with them.


Who have we beaten that is in the top 10 or the
top 5 that we deserve to be a fifth-ranked team?
We still have a lot to prove."
Though the preseason pundits may not have
thought much of them, the
Gators have been earning the
B respect of those around the na-
Sion. And they're still following
'-'^S- l _f Donovan's message.
"We just stay together; it's
S all about us being a team,"
sophomore Corey Brewer said.
Brewer "Nobody gave us any respect
in the preseason polls or any-
thing, but in our hearts, we all knew if we stuck
together, we could be where we're at right now.
"We can play. People didn't think we could
play at the beginning of the year, but we know
we can play. We're trying to just prove that we
can."


* 1. Duke (14-0)
2. UF (14-0)*
3. Villanova (10-1)
4. UConn (12-1)
5. Memphis (13-2)
6: Gonzaga (11-3)
7. Illinois (15-1)
8. Texas (12-2)
9. Indiana (10-2)
10. Louisville (12-2)


11. UCLA (13-2)
12. Pittsburgh (12-0)
13. Washington (12-2)


21. Wisconsin (12-2)
22. Oklahoma (9-3)
23. Maryland (11-3)


14. Michigan State (124) 24. Arizona (10-4)
15. Boston College (11-3) 25. Cincinnati (13-2)


16. West Viginia (10-3)
17. George Washington (10-1)
18. N.C. State (12-2)
19. Ohio State (11-1)
20. North Carolina (9-2)


*UF is the only
Southeastern
Conference team
ranked in the Top 25.
-Records as of Monday.


Michelle Stewart / Alligator Staff


Leak to work on running skills in off-season

LEAK, from page 15 .... ..


scrambles and sliding short
of first downs to avoid the
Hawkeyes' defenders, Leak
would benefit most by learning
to run tougher during the off-
season, Meyer said.
"He's got to run that dam
ball," Meyer said after the
Outback Bowl. "We're going to
put bags out there and make
him run over bags for six,
'seven hours a day and dive into
walls.
"I'm kind of kidding and
kind of not. His off-season is
going to be spent diving into
walls and getting first downs
because he can throw the ball
very well. But the bottom line
is, to win a championship, you
have to get first downs. And
he's our quarterback. He's got
to do it."
Leak blamed his indecisive
footwork against Iowa on loose
turf and wet paint on the field
at Raymond James Stadium:
While he said he would work
with the running backs coach to
improve his mobility, Leak said
there's only so niuch he can do.
"Well, I'm not a running
back. We've got three big guys
behind me to run the ball," Leak
said. "What I do best is just


Alligator file photo
Quarterback Chris Leak scrambles during the Gators' 31-24
win against Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2.
managing offense. and putting I do best, and the coaches are
our team in position to score doing a great job putting us in
throwing the ball. That's what position to do those things."


ABRAMSON, from page 15


* top-ranked teams in UF history in
the regular season have sunk faster
than Oprah Winfrey devouring a
piece of chocolate cake on an inflat-
able raft?
For starters, this is a com-
pletely different brand of Gators,
basketball. They don't live and
die by the 3-pointer. They also
don't get frustrated when adver-
sity strikes (how many times did
you see Matt Walsh cringe after a
missed shot?).
In a game where the best teams
win with chemistry, you'd be
hard-pressed to find a team other
than Duke that complements each
other better than the Gators.
In the final big-less season of col-
lege basketball (talented centers can
no longer jump from high school
straight to the pros), the Gators
have not one skilled big man, but
two players capable of dominating
a game. And each one'brings some-
thing different to the table.
Al Horford is your beast in
the middle, the one who has
made countless athletic guards
regret that drive to the basket. The
Gators haven't had a force in the
middle this dominant since the
Udonis Haslem-Donnell Harvey
combo in 2000.
Then there's Noah, who ini-
tially looked like the weakest link
in the lineup. Now, I'd be sur-
prised if Noah stays at UF all four
seasons. He's the rare 7-footer (or
close to it) that runs the-floor like
a small forward but is nearly im-
possible to stop at the basket. As


his defense emerges, Donovan
compares him to a young Marcus
Camby the same Camby who
led a less-talented UMass team to
the Final Four.
Throw in your slasher, defen-
sive stopper Corey Brewer, the
sharp-shooting Lee Humphrey
and the quarterback that puts ev-
erything together, Taurean Green,
and you have this decade's rendi-
tion of the Fab Five.
Of course, none of this suc-
cess would be possible if Brewer
believed he should be taking a
majority of the shots, or if Horford
decided he wasn't getting enough
touches to wow NBA scouts.
But you won't find that from
this team with at least three play-
ers that will sport NBA jerseys in
the not-so-distant future.
Or maybe they're smarter than
that, realizing that scouts like
winners that can play within the
framework of a team.
But in reality, they're having
too much fun and too much suc-
cess to think about anything other
than winning ball games for UF.
And that's why Billy Donovan,
who is saying all the right things
like, "this team should be ranked
about No. 15," and "we haven't
beat a top-10 team yet," must go
home at night and spend about an
hour washing a smile off his face.
The last time he had a team this
cohesive and talented, UF played
for the national title.
Are the Gators really talented
enough to reach that point again?
I don't know. But I do know they
won't fold just because a bunch of
coaches and writers said they're
the second-best team in the land.


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