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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 89
Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006
History cleared for condos
By STEPHANIE GARRY
oe Feng has seen it happen
Houses torn down to
make way for luxury apartments
and condominiums first with
Looking Glass Apartments in the
1990s, and now with a rash of
development in the heart of his
neighborhood just north of the UF
S"They called it 'student ghetto'
back in the day," he said. "The
culture's disappearing, man. The
excitement's not what it used to
Feng has lived and worked in
the student ghetto since he moved
to Gainesville from Beijing in
1996. He went to Gainesville High
School, worked at Tim and Terry's,
Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff
John Russo plays guitar on the porch of his house on Northwest
15th Street. Russo has lived in the neighborhood for five years.
a music shop, and now pays $400
a month to live and work in a
1930s bungalow that his landlord
Standing on his open-air porch,
he gestures across the street to the
vacant block- where University
Comers, the latest and grandest
development yet to hit the ghetto,
will offer luxury condos and shop-
ping in a few years. Three other
luxury apartments or condos are
completed or under construction
within a few blocks surrounding
the Comers site.
"What they have going on here
is not exactly good for the commu-
nity," he said.
Feng sees fewer of the telltale
signs of the student ghetto ratty
couches on porches, trash-strewn
yards, bikes and kegs. He sees
fewer and fewer of the students
who lived in old houses along
his street. Instead, he sees nicer
cars and wealthier students, taller
buildings and carbon-copy apart-
ments. As he explains, a shiny
black Hummer drives by.
Thouh property has always
been valuable in College Park
- the official neighborhood
that contains the student ghetto
- students have been able to live
cheaply in the area by renting old,
run-down houses with few or no
amenities, such as air conditioning
Now, they may- be getting
priced out of the neighborhood
as developers have seized oppor-
tunities to buy up parcels of land
- which go for $2 to $5 million
an acre and use them for what
City officials have also
swooped in to save the neighbor-
hood. In 1995, the city designated a.
redevelopment district in College
Park. Since then, property tax dol-
lars have been going into a special
fund to pay for neighborhood
improvements and incentives for
developers to build. -The project
aims to encourage "urban infill,"
where new projects replace old
buildings dose to downtown or
SEE GHETTO, PAGE 8
Greeks judged by
new set of criteria
* THE NEW EVALUATION
REQUIRES A HIGHER GPA.
A new style of Greek re-
port cards is being issued
- and fraternities and so-
rorities who do not make the
grade could lose their official
UF's Office of Sorority and
Fraternity Affairs is imple-
menting a new minimum
standards evaluation pro-
gram for all fraternities and
sororities on campus.
The program was devel-
oped on the heels of a nearly
$5,000 analysis of the Greek
community done last Spring
that showed there was room
for improvement among the
After being evaluated on
42 criteria, including a new
GPA minimum and service
projects, the groups will be
ranked excellent, above aver-
age, average or does not meet
Groups not meeting the
expectations for two or more
consecutive semesters will
lose recognition on campus.
Director of Sorority and
Fraternity Affairs Chris
Bullins, who is heading the
evaluation, said the goal is to
correct the organizations that
do not meet expectations and
reward those who go above
"If a chapter is deficient in
certain areas, [we'll] develop
a tailored plan," he said.
This Spring is the pro-
gram's pilot semester. Results
will be official during evalua-
tions in the Fall.
Of the new evaluation, the
higher GPA requirement may
prove the toughest.
This Spring, houses are
required to maintain a GPA
of 2.70. Active members'
GPAs and the GPAs of new
members will be collected
Next Spring, when the
evaluation counts, the GPA
requirement will go up to a
The 24 fraternities in the
Interfraternity Council had
an average GPA of 3.156 in
Alpha Gamma Rho had.
the lowest Fall GPA at a 2.826
- a GPA that wouldn't meet
next Spring's requirement.
AGR president Jack
nity is cur-
ing on the
Sr e require-
trying to improve our exist-
ing programs to promote
scholarship," Cowen said. "I
think it's something that's go-
ing to make us work harder to
Bullins said there are sev-
eral chapters that constantly
excel in the different areas
and that the OSFA is deter-
mining a method of reward-
Council sorority Alpha
Kappa Alpha is one of these
The sorority pulled in a
GPA of 3.418 in the Fall and
is involved in several service
projects, including breast can-
"We're usually excel-
ling above and beyond the
minimum standards," AKA
SEE RULES, PAGE 11
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have to give up the
BlackBerrys they de-
pend on to keep up
with e-mails, phone
calls and schedule
changes. See story,
Shoulder injury sidelines Humphrey
Starting shooting guard Lee Humphrey fell
off of his bike Sunday before practice, separat-
ing his left, non-shooting shoulder, Coach Billy
Donovah said Monday.
Humphrey, who leads the Southeastern
Conference with a 49.6 3-point shooting percent-
age, could miss as many as three weeks.
Humphrey, who was on campus Monday
wearing a sling, will definitely miss UF's game
tonight at Mississippi.. His presence on the court
is doubtful for Saturday's nationally televised
game against Kentucky. See story, pg. 24.
VOLUME 9 ISSUE 8
2, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, JANUARY 31,2006
Spike Lee to speak at UF
Filmmaker Spike Lee is sched-
uled to speak Wednesday at 8
p.m. at the Stephen C. O'Connell
"An Evening with Spike Lee,"
which is free and open to the
public, is co-sponsored by Accent
Speaker's Bureau and Black
History Month 2006. Doors open
at 7 p.m.
Lee is known for his politically
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poverty and racial crime. Some of
his biggest box-office hits include
"Malcom X," "Cockers," "He Got
Game" and "Do the Right Thing."
"We feel Lee will speak about
Black History Month and what it
means to be African American,"
Accent Chairman Evan Tyroler
said earlier this month.
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Student Government election.
The meeting will be held at 6
p.m. in Room 361.
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Second student clashes with police horse downtown
Andrea Morales / Alligator Staff
Officer James Andrew Hinson has trained and worked with the horse, Calv-
ery, for more than three years.
By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
A UF student was arrested Saturday for pushing
a police horse the same horse who was slapped
two weeks ago by another UF student. ,
John Jay Muller, 26, spent a night in jail for push-
ing the neck and shoulder of a police horse known
as Calvary in front of Market Street Pub, according
to an arrest report.
Nearly two weeks ago, another UF student,
Elana Pearl Levin, 22, was also arrested in the same
area for slapping Calvary in the muzzle, according
to an arrest report. Nick Lamberti, who was with
Levin, said it was Calvary who pushed Levin.
In both cases, several witnesses have argued po-
lice are harassing people with their horses.
Another UF student, Jasmine Johnson, 20, was
arrested Sunday for blocking Calvary, according to
an arrest report. She did not strike the horse.
Gainesville Police spokesman Sgt. Keith Kameg
said students have lately been assaulting police
"People who have been drinking aren't always
thinking," Kameg said.
On Saturday, Officer James McCollum ordered
Muller to get off the road. Muller replied, "Hey cop,
you need to keep the [expletive] horse away from
everyone," according to the report.
McCollum said Muller refused to move. Muller
then pushed Calvary, according to the report.
"Officers are doing their job," Kameg said. "Just
because it's your first time away from home doesn't
mean you should commit a crime."
However, Muller's girlfriend, Natalie Wright,
said the information on the arrest report is false.
Wright, 21, said she and Muller were eating
when Calvary bumped into her back and hurt her.
"We were not in the middle of the road any-
more," Wright said. "He came charging aggres-
sively at us and singled us out for no reason."
Wright said Muller only
Around touched the horse.
Gainesville "He saw this big, huge animal
and his 5-foot-1 girlfriend, so he
got in between us to move me away," Wright said.
Wright said that while Muller was trying to co-
operate, McCollum dragged Muller by his sweater.
She said McCollum caused Muller's glasses to
break and his sweater to rip.
Kameg said the City Commission passed an
ordinance in 2000 to protect police horses because
drunk people would hit them.
"It's idiotic behavior," Kameg said. "You put
yourself in a bad situation because you're an idiot."
Kameg said the horses are trained to keep calm.
"It's an absolute lack of class and respect for of-
ficers," Kameg said. "They should not assault police
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Gay rights activist cites progress amid setbacks
By JACQUELINE DAVISON
The Constitution is "under attack" by way
of the current debates over evolution and
prayer in schools, a leading advocate for gay
rights said at a speech Monday night.
Elizabeth Birch, the former leader of
the Human Rights Campaign, encouraged
changes toward equality.
Birch, who worked from 1995 to 2004 at the
HRC, a national organization that advocates
for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender is-
sues, spoke to a crowd of about 175 in the Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom.
"The profound challenge that needs to
take place on our nation depends on you,"
She regaled the audience with her experi-
ences as a lesbian and her work within the
government and various companies.
"It was immensely satisfying because we
were beginning a new conversation with this
nation," Birch said of her time at the HRC.
Birch said the 2000 U.S. Census included
statistics on LGBT community for the first
"Gay people live in 99.7 percent of the
counties in the United States," Birch said. "It
turns out that God did not look down and go,
'Gay people, get to the borders,' as we once
"We're not just making progress.
We're making progress rapidly."
Human Rights Campaign former leader
Birch added that there is a worldwide rise
"When humans get afraid, they get reli-
gious," she said.
Despite setbacks, Birch said progress is be-
ing made, which she emphasized through the
recent popularity of "Brokeback Mountain."
"We're not just making progress," she said.
"We're making progress rapidly."
The event, co-sponsored by Pride Student
Union and Student Government Productions,
was accidentally secured by former Pride
Treasurer Jason Freshley.
Freshley had signed up for a Web site's
mailing list without realizing what it was.
He later received a phone call telling him
that Pride had won a speaker through Keppler,
an organization that contracts speakers.
"I didn't even know there was a contest go-
ing on," Freshley said.
Pride had to provide transportation and ac-
commodations for Birch, which cost approxi-
mately $1,500, according to Pride Secretary
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 5
Senate to vote on director resolution
* RESOLUTION CALLS FOR A DIREC-
TOR OF ASIAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS.
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
After nearly four years of failed attempts,
student senators will ask UF administrators
to hire a director of Asian Pacific American
At tonight's Student Senate meeting,
senators will likely vote on a resolution ex-
pressing their desire for the position.
If passed, the resolution will simply state
the opinion of the Senate rather than becom-
ing Student Government law.
"[The resolution] is very important,
especially because it's a good means to
educate the student body on the needs of
campus," Asian American Student Union
President Sandy Chiu said.
In the past, Asian Americans have lob-
bied SG officials and UF administrators
for an institute similar to La Casita or the
Institute of Black Culture.
"It gives the students something else to
think about, other than what normally goes
on on campus," Chiu added.
In April 2005, the Asian Student Union
voted to change its name to the Asian
American Student Union, a move the group
hoped would reflect its desire for a director.
Alexander Lavigne, president of Health
Educated Asian Leaders, said that a director
was important because the Asian American
community needed someone focused on
their objectives 100 percent of the time.
He added that hiring a director would
be a first step toward achieving other goals,
such as founding an institute.
"There are a lot
UF of Asian-American
,- a : -'_* students on cam-
pus, and we have
the right to have our voice be heard as other
students on campus," Lavigne said.
Asian American students comprise
about 7 percent of the student body.
South Asian American Student Alliance
President Preeti Sharma said that the reso-
lution had weight because senators who
represent the student body also recog-
nized the need for a director.
"I am really proud of this resolution be-
cause it shows solidarity forming," Sharma
Unite Party presidential candidate
Jared Hemandez said the Asian American
students are underrepresented and under-
supported in the UF community. As the law
school senator, Hemandez sponsored the
resolution and will vote on it tonight.
Sen. Justin Bell wrote the resolution.
Hernandez said that adding a direc-
tor would fill a "significant need for the
entire student body and the university's
reputation," although he understands that
the money might not be available for the
Senate President John Boyles, the Swamp
Party's presidential candidate, said he fully
supports the demand for a director.
"This is something that Student
Government has been working on and ad-
vocating for," Boyles said.
In November, administrators told stu-
dents that there was not enough funding
to hire a director even though Dean of
Students Gene Zdziarski said months earli-
er that he wanted to hire an Asian American
The Dean of Students Office cre-
ated Cohen's recently acquired position in
August, along with a graduate assistant po-
sition for Asian Pacific American Affairs.
Alligator Writer Lyndsey Lewis contrib-
uted to this report.
Asian Affairs Timeline
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6, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006
Early presidential round-
up raises eyebrows
Perhaps the most bizarre news on the SG scene is that
of a new political party headed up by UF athletes. The
group, creatively titled Team: Most Valuable Party, fea-
tures an unusual lineup of potential candidates.
Football players Brandon Siler and Tim Tebow, along with
basketball stars Al Horford and Joakim Noah, could wind up
running for Student Senate under the MVP banner.
The party was registered by UF tennis player and Florida
Blue Key member Ryan Sherry, who was quoted saying,
"We're going to win. We're the athletes. People are going to .
vote for us."
While Sherry's presumptuousness is astounding, it also
makes it clear that he would fit right in with the SG regu-
But we're a little confused as to why the party would run
with a tennis player topping its ticket. We suspect that few
UF students had ever even heard of Ryan Sherry before read-
ing the front page of the Alligator on Monday morning.
The rise of an athlete party could signal some disturbing
trends in SG. While there probably aren't enough athletes
interested in SG to make a huge impact in the Student
Senate, celebrity influence in executive elections can be
extraordinarily pervasive. After all, how else could Arnold
Schwarzenegger have been elected governor of California?
Still, we'd love to see "Dallas Baker the Touchdown
Maker" listed on the ballot as a Senate candidate.
And athletes could provide a credible opposition to a
That much-coveted and oft-slandered Greek backing will
probably go to the Swamp Party because of its many ties to
the Greek community.
A number of high-ranking Swamp officials wear
their Greek affiliations with pride. For example, Swamp
Chairwoman Francesca Chiappo is the current president of
the Panhellenic Council.
SAt a Swamp rally on Friday, Student Senate President
John Boyles announced that he would run for the SG presi-
dency on the Swamp ticket. Yet Boyles is something of an
unlikely candidate for a Greek-backed party. While he boasts
membership in Florida Blue Key, he is not a member of any
And while he successfully ran as a Gator Party candidate
for Student Senate, he seems to be distancing himself from
his party brethren. "I don't think the Gator Party necessar-
ily embodies everything I believe in," he said in a private
The Gator Party wrapped up a majority of Greek support
in last year's election.
Last weekend also saw Student Sen. Jared Hernandez
announce his candidacy for the SG presidency. Hernandez,
a law student, will run with the new Unite Party. The party
features many of the same leaders as last year's Impact Party,'
which was largely viewed as the non-Greek alternative.
Interestingly, Hernandez is an alumnus of Sigma Phi
Epsilon fraternity, a former Interfraternity Council president
and a member of Florida Blue Key. It is somewhat peculiar
that he would run with.the remnants of Impact while John
Boyles sits atop his presumptive Greek backing.
Yet perhaps surprises like that should be expected. Abasic
tenet of SG politics at UF is that nothing is ever truly as it
seems, and this election should promise more of the same.
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Palestinian people at a crossroad
F or the first time in ten years, Palestinians elected a
new parliament last Wednesday. An impressive 75
percent turned out to vote, and international observ-
ers certified the proceedings as free and fair. Despite some
angry protests, there was little violence.
Best of all, the voters finally exorcized the ghost of Yasser
Arafat, whose Fatah Party has haunted Palestine for decades
- first as a terrorist group and lately as a bloated, corrupt
The opposition swept away Arafat's old guard with
promises to stamp out poverty, illiteracy and graft.
In all respects, the elections were a triumph of "people
There's just one problem. The overwhelming winner of
last week's vote was Hamas, a terrorist militia responsible for
hundreds of civilian deaths.
Needless to say, this puts George W. Bush in an awkward
He has repeatedly called for free elections in Palestine
and for an end to violent extremism. In fact, to the president,
those two goals are one and the same. In a 2004 speech,
he said, "We seek the advance of democracy for the most
practical of reasons: because democracies do not. support
That's a noble sentiment. Unfortunately, the events of last
week prove that it's also dead wrong.
Periodic elections are not a cure-all for whatever ails a
Liberal institutions a free press, an independent judi-
ciary, frozen yogurt stands do not appear, as if by magic,
the second the polls close. Under the best conditions, they
take decades even centuries to develop. And conditions
in the Middle East could hardly be worse.
In fact, across the region it's often the most reaction-
ary groups that make the biggest splash on election day.
In Egypt, for example, an Islamist
Party with ties-to Hamas won 88
seats in last year's parliamentary
S, elections, despite being officially
banned from campaigning.
To be sure, Israelis have every
Jake Ramsey right to be pessimistic. Hamas has
Thus Spake Jake terrorized innocent civilians for 20
years and refuses to acknowledge
Israel's right to exist. Its propagan-
dists have circulated "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," a
notorious anti-Semitic tract.
But there are also encouraging signs. Hamas has honored
a cease-fire with Israel since last February and established
working relationships with Israeli police and power officials
in towns it controls.
Palestine is at an important crossroads. Hamas can either
disarm and join the peace process, or it can launch a new in-
tifada. The United States and Israel should do everything in
their powers to encourage the first option.
A good place to start is with funding. The Palestinian
Authority is almost broke, and Israel has threatened to with-
hold tax revenues it had shared in the past if Hamas forms a
That would be a mistake.
Without money from Israel and the United States, Hamas
will turn to unsavory creditors like Iran to stay afloat.
Of course, any dollars and shekels should come with
The first of these is non-negotiable: Hamas must recog-
nize Israel's right to exist. If it's willing to concede that much,
there's hope yet for the peace process. No doubt it will be
long and messy, but anything is better than the status quo.
Jake Ramsey is a history junior. His column appears on
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the coming SG
on: Will Team: Monday's question: Will the Uni-
Party succeed in versity Corners development be a
elections? benefit to students?
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Most Valuable Party not an appropriate election alternative
In response to Monday's article
about the Most Valuable Party,
there are many questions the
inexperienced party might need to
answer before pressing further into
the Student Government race.
From what I know, scholarship
athletes receive high rewards for
playing a sport and contributing
their skills to the UF athletic pro-
gram. In return for their paid tuition
and living expenses, the athletes
are expected to attend practices,
games and give 110 percent to the
sport. So exactly what is going to
happen when UF basketball players
Al Horford and Joakim Noah turnr
to Coach Donovan and say they
can't play in Tuesday night games
anymore because they have Student
Senate meetings? And is UF football
coach Urban Meyer going to excuse
Tim Tebow from Sunday's film re-
view to attend scheduled committee
From a daughter of a Bull'Gator,
I can tell you my family is one of
many groups upset about the pos-
Andi Lee sibility that
Speaking Out the money
they send to
the University Athletic Association
is going to athletes who aren't con-
centrating fully on what their schol-
I have personally seen the work-
ings of SG, including the third-floor
Senate chambers and the countless
hours it takes to run a successful
term. If you asked a current student
senator or executive how many
hours a week they put into their
positions, you would find it's equal
to-- if not more than the amount
of time athletes spend on any sport.
I know this is the case from experi-
ence in both fields, sports and stu-
If the students want to elect the
"cool kids" into SG just because of
their recognizable names, they are
placing SG on an irreversible and
destructive path. Instead of doing it
to an organization that so many are
too quick to criticize, why not hold
the true candidates accountable in
their campaign goals and actions in
office. This isn't high school where
the star quarterback gets elected
senior class president.
I hope Jeremy Foley is OK with
his athletic program kissing its
next All-SEC title goodbye and the
Board of Trustees is comfortable
sitting next to someone who is more
qualified for a sports field, because
with the party dubbed Team: Most
Valuable Party, that sounds like
what they'll get.
Andi Lee is a journalism senior.
Letters to the -.:-
Society must recognize gays' freedoms
In yesterday's letter to the editor, Joshua
Mize coughed up the invalid statement,
"... society is under no contractual obliga-
tion to endorse or condone homosexuality
through marriage or any other means."
What is a "society" but a collection of
individual men? "Society" has no rights.
And what is the fundamental right of
man but a man's right to his own life?
Inherent in this right is freedom of action,
specifically freedom from coercion or force
by other men.
Our only responsibility regarding other
mens' lives is to not violate their funda-
Neither Mize's moral beliefs, nor any-
one else's, supersede this unalienable
Tearing down wall sends wrong message
I just had a quick thought on the Page
One cinder-block-hurling article. It seems
rather strange to use force to destroy ste-
Some of the .kids I saw Friday seemed
rather angry while bashing the remnants
of that wall.
I realize this whole thing is supposed to
be symbolic, but to me it just symbolizes
taking your anger out on the bully who
called you that particular name.
If anything, that wall should stay up at
all times to remind people of the unkind
Perhaps they could even build a house
out of it (maybe serve lemonade and cook-
ies inside) to show that we can peacefully
coexist with those who choose to say de-
Get to the Y of
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The rise and
Some fear loss
G H ETTO, from page 1
campus instead of sprawling to the
outer reaches of Gainesville.
The surge of development has
resulted in an upscale shift for the
student ghetto that may be inevi-
table in an area so dose to campus.
"Its a great neighborhood. It
has the vitality of the University
of Florida there," said Paradigm
Properties owner Nathan Collier,
the man who started it all in the
1970s. "If I was going to school
again, that's where I'd like to
The College Park neighbor-
hood owes it all to the University
When the university and its
102 students first moved into its
spot on Southwest 13th Street and
what is now University Avenue in
1906, there was nothing but a marsh
across the street, fed by a sluggish
branch of the Hogtown Creek.
But when malaria accounted for
half of the patients in the Infirmary,
the university decided something
needed to be done..
So they drained and filled in the
marsh, and that's when the neigh-
borhood got its start, University
Archivist Carl Van Hess said. Since
then, the history of the neighbor-
hood has paralleled that of the
Before World War II, UF never
had more than 3,500 students. In
1947, the school was hit with a
"double whammy" women, as
the university went coed, and re-
turning soldiers on the GI bill, Van
Hess said. After that, the student
body grew exponentially.
"I think that the housing just
sprang up. There was a market for
cheap housing in that area. People
Ghetto to G
fa of the studenthetto
,-d ha rI- ara t--r^ That's when city officials de-
Uof ch acter cided the area was blighted, lacking
basic infrastructure like drainage
just gravitated toward it," Van Hess ba sic inrastua suffe ring f
said. and sidewalks, and suffering from
Before the 1970s, UF was a tu- neglect, said Kate Parmelee, a
ition-free scho, cha g oy a neighborhood projects coordinator
ition-free school, charging only a for the Community Redevelopment
ofee. for the Community Redevelopment
registration fee. Agency.
"The students in the 1970s were geny.k te a i b
"I think the area is becoming a
really hit hard, I think. Not just the tttie area to rein
students but the parents, too," Van really attractive area to reinvest,"
students buttheparents, too Van she said. "And that really is what
se hard ies a the agency tries to do make
cThose ad times preyday of urban redevelopment more afford-
contributed to the heyday of the able."
student ghetto. Since then a number of devel-
Out with the old opments, including University
I t was also in the '70sthat Comers, have taken advantage of
It was also in the '70s that the incentives. The agency has held
Nathan Collier inadvertently be- the incentives. The agencyhas held
Namthan Cobiger advertently be- up its side of the deal by improving
came the biggest developer n the infrastructure- putting up College
neighborhood and in North Central Park banners, new streetlights and
He grew up in College Park, but brick sidewalks, especially on
Hegrewup CoegePark bu Northwest 17th Street next to the
it was in college that he got his first Swamp.
taste for real estate. Swa p
taste for real estate. Though some students may
k Ipoc& "0 f tfe.1k ^ have to move out of old single-
h) pqrS M fit family homes, the new complexes
are shrinking fast willbe safer and offer more student
Housing close to campus, Parmelee
Vale tak said.
"Student ghetto" is a term she
lniersi Park PeighborhOd doesn't use to describe the area.
"I think that perception is chang-
lSciation preASdent ing," she said.
Collier started by working In with the new
maintenance for mom-and-pop When Diane Hurtak first moved
landlords in the student ghetto. into her house on Northwest 8th
Then he turned to buying proper- Avenue in the late 1980s, she told
ties as investments. Then to fixing people she lived in the student
them, and finally to tearing down ghetto.
and rebuilding. "Everybody knew where I was if
"I grew up in Gainesville; I saw I said that," explained Hurtak, who
'it as my contribution," he said. is president of the University Park
Collier believes the greatness Neighborhood Association and an
of UF should be reflected in the employee at UF "At the time, that
surrounding neighborhoods, espe- was true."
cially College Park, which he called She's happy about the new, at-
the university's doorstep, tractive developments, but she also
After Collier started cultivating enjoys the character and diversity
the potential of the student ghetto, of the neighborhood the funky
others followed suit, including the houses and the students.
city of Gainesville in 1995. "I don't want to say 'hippie,'"
Hurtak said. "They're definitely not
the preppies. They're characters."
* Hurtak is not as happy with the
lam 0ourous height of the eight-story University
Corers development but under-
stands it has to be large and luxuri-
ous to be profitable.
] It's also going to be more up-
D--]-- scale because that's what students
__ want, she said. Students who before
LiLl -- J. would have liked the student ghet-
I to culture are looking for something
I .w w different.
I i "I would think they just loved
S ',. NW 3d A it," Hurtak said. "But now there's
i __ NW3rdAve.
z no students who would live there."
-1 "The pockets of the ghetto are
7I. i shrinking fast," Hurtak said.
A bittersweet ending
I In a little limestone house across
F iiersnry Cornes \ from a vacant lot, UF architecture
an jr,,i.c,,ou, ,i:...:,-..J r.-, .1 student Linda Daniels and her twin
us~ de&,ijprierl I .,: al-. oi1 sister have watched the demolition
ie hgr.. h i.lt In.-rS:I:.r, I to make way for Jackson Square,
S r a spin-off of University Comers
on Northwest 3rd Avenue and
Northwest 13th Street.
Their historical house, built with
S- a special type of limestone that is
less porous than other kinds, is
L f ,: similar to those torn down to make
--. .. way for the new developments.
| I Before the sisters moved into the
house in August, it was also an ex-
Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff ample of the classic student ghetto
house hoar... _on
. 4 ---.
Caiey Anderson Alligator Siafh
Linda Daniels, a graduate student in architecture, sits on the steps of
her limestone house across from the construction site of Jackson Square
Apartments. She and her twin sister completely restored the house,
which her landlord has resisted selling to developers.
house--historical, run-down, dirty
and with fleas everywhere.
"The house was completely
wrecked," she said. But they liked
it, so they made a deal with their
landlord to fix it up and live there
for $700 rent. I -"
She's mostly pleased with the
development and understands why
peoplewould want to demolish the
student ghetto's "little shacks."
"I think it's admirable that
they're trying to update the area,"
Like many in her neighbor-
hood, her landlord has received
offers from developers to buy the
"He doesn't want to sell it to de-
velopers," she said. "He knows it'll
go if he sells it to them."
Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff
Saint Charles Condos (left) are the
latest luxury housing north of the UF
campus. UF electrical engineering
student Joe Feng (above) has lived
in the student ghetto since 1996 and
laments the disappearing culture.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006 M ALLIGATOR, 9
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President Lisa Clarke said. "As an
organization, we feel they're just
minimum standards. They're not the
cap for what we should be doing."
As for removing a chapter's recog-
nition on campus if they don't meet
the requirements, Clarke said she
feels the punishment is a bit harsh.
"I do appreciate the fact that if
you fall, they give you something
similar to a probation period," she
The 16 Panhellenic Council
sororities had an average GPA of
3.405 in Fall.
OSFA officials Anthony
Crenshaw and Lisa Kendall will
perform evaluations of each chap-
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BlackBerry patent called into question Hoit said. Any college or depart-
ment with enough money can buy
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Alligator Contributing Writer
"Its always with me," said Ed
Poppell, UF's vice president for
Finance and Administration.
"Yeah, I'm pretty addicted to it,"
said Joe Joyce, associate vice presi-
dent for the Institute of Food and
"I probably use it seven days a
week," said Jane Adams, vice presi-
dent for University Relations.
BlackBerrys handheld, wire-
less devices are used by more
than 50 UF administrators, includ-
ing UF President Bernie Machen,
to keep up with e-mails, phone calls
and schedule changes. Addicted us-
ers have given rise to the nickname
But the patent for BlackBerry's
wireless e-mail technology is under
dispute. The Ontario-based makers
of BlackBerry, Research in Motion
Ltd., are battling with patent holder
NTP Inc., based in Virginia.
RIM may have to shut down
its business in America if a fed-
eral judge issues an injunction.
NTP is set to request the injunction
Wednesday, but there is no timetable
on a final ruling.
Poppell said he receives or sends
about 100 e-mails a day on his
Joyce said the BlackBerry basical-
ly replaced his cell phone, Rolodex
Adams, a longtime BlackBerry
user, said, "I would miss it very
Marc Hoit, associate provost for
Information Technology, said he be-
lieves RIM will pay NTP to use the
patent and head off a disaster before
it is forced to end service.
UF's wireless e-mail technology
is split between BlackBerry and Treo,
he said. Treo is made by Palm Inc.,
another provider of handheld wire-
less technology. If BlackBerry service
stops, Hoit said the university could
make the switch to another provider
such as Treo.
There are two ways to receive
BlackBerry service, he said: through
its Canadian server the system
under dispute or through a lo-
cally run UF Blackberry Enterprise
Server. Hoit said he is unsure if the
local option infringes on the patent.
Most UF administrators have
used their BlackBerrys for about
Frequently traveling administra-
tors said it makes trips less inconve-
nient. However, administrators do
not restrict use to just trips.
Poppell uses it as a phone and
to send e-mail on weekends, nights
and holidays. He uses it when he is
walking down the hall or driving in
the car. He checks it at meetings and
during lunch. But, he added, e-mails
have depersonalized business com-
"People say things via electronic
communications they would never
say personally," he said. "We need
to have Manners 101."
The exact number of BlackBerrys
them independently because it is an
About 50 to 75 BlackBerrys are in
use by faculty and administration at
the Health Science Center's depart-
ments and colleges, said Johannes
van der Aa, assistant vice president
for Information Services.
RIM is looking into a way to
bridge a loss of service, he said.
Because the service plan is not
based device type, they could
switch out the hardware for as little
as $10,000, he said.
SAdministrators' reactions were
split. Some expressed concern that
BlackBerrys would be shut down,
and others said they weren't wor-
"I don't know which administra-
tors you talked to," Orlando said.
"But some of them can't live with-
How a BlackBerry works:
The handheld device uses wireless technology so users (or addicts)
can check and send e-mail,.change schedules, make phone calls and
save contacts. UF uses a local server to provide administrators with
the wireless technology while they are on the road or in the office.
What's at stake:
The wireless e-mail technology that makes BlackBerrys so popular
is under dispute. If there is a Berry blackout, UF administrators may
have to bridge the gap by finding another wireless provider, such as
Treo, to take on their travels and use to check e-mails.
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Stylish Studios, 1/1's, 2/2's, & 3/3's
Pool *Alarm Pets Welcome
Leasing for Fall: 338-0002
OSUN BAY APTSO
*Some fumished avail*
*OWalk or Bike to Campus 0e
1-1 $460/mo*02-1 $520/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $385 $495, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066. 4-26-72-2
AFFORDABLE & QUALITY TOO!
Your Home For Fall! Great Rates!
1BR from $489 2BR from $559
Beautiful pools/courtyards Pets OK
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 4-26-72-2
*CLOSE TO EVERYTHING*
Our Luxury 2BR Town Homes & 3BR Flats
Starting at only $1034 with many freebees.
FREE cable w/HBO & Show
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
S For Rent
COZY, CONVENIENT, CLOSE!
1 & 2 bedrooms for Fall
pool, tennis bball, alarms
FREE UF PARKING
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-26-72-2
Near School, Near Play
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES *-r
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $480.00 2.1 $530.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
S 2/2 Townhome at UF
From $555 per BR suite.
W/D, Alarm, D/W.
Pets ok. 371-0769
OPEN until 8pm Weekdays
1 and 2 BRs from $689
W/D avail, central Air.
Pets ok. Walk to UF.
Reserve for Fall 371-7777
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*
l unfurnished J
QUIET, .CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 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
HUGE 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BATNHMS
W/D* Alarm*Gated*Garages* Tanning
ENDLESS AMENITIES- private dog park
FREE Cable* Close to UF & SFCC
Leasing for Summer/Fall 377-2801
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats 00 $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats O* $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 0* $725/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 0 376-2507
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
HUGE*AFFORDABLE*1,2 & 3BR
Starting at just $639
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Indiv lease & Util Avail
Call Now -377-7401*
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
3BR/1BA Duplex $600
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 4-26-72-2
*Large affordable apartments*
2/2.5 & 4/2.5 TH wW/ID. No pet restrictions!
Pool, Gym, B-ball, Tennis, Racquetball, UF
parking. Available Jan 2006 @ (352) 332-
Going, Going, GONE!!
2BR/1 BA only $675
Spacious floor plan, Quiet atmosphere
Move in TODAY! 376-1248
60 Sec. walk to UF. 1 or 2 rooms. Short
term avail. $350 & up. Call 352-538-2181
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Roll out of bed and i For Rent
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006 a ALLIGATOR, 15
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.
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
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
Avail Feb. 1st Renovated 4BR/3BA house
2blks from UF. $1250/mo. W/D new appli-
ances & sun room 1410 NW 7th RD. 352-
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-
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-
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
Near Law School 3-1, 1-1 1ststast. 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 2-7-20-2
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
1, 2, & 3 BR Flats
FREE Alarm, FREE WD, PC Lab
24hr Gym, Screened Porch, Pets OK
FREE Tanning 372-0400
2/2 Flats & 3/3 TH's w/Garage
FREE Tanning*FREE Alarms*Pool
FREE WD*Cyber Cafe*Gated Entry
24hr Gym*We Love Pets
ONLY 1.5 miles to UF 372-0400
********WALK TO UF********r
2BR/1BA in older brick house behind Leo
706; Large living room area. Pets arranged.
Some utilities included $580/mo. Call Greg
3BR HOUSE. 2 car garage, W/D, fenced, 15
min to Shands & UF. Call Ashley 305-323-
9742. $900/mo. Northwood Pines 6413 NW
30th Terr. 2-8-20-2
2 Rooms For Rent, close to UF, $350/month
plus utilities, 4BR/2BA, Fenced yard, hard-
wood floors, with garage. 1206 NW 36th
Street, GVL. Call 352-495-9085 2-9-20-2
Newly Remodeled at UF
1 and 2 BR's from $599
Pets ok, Laundry on site.
Wood Floors avail.
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
Affordable at UF
2BR's from $599
Central Air, Laundry
On site, Pets ok.
Reserve for Fall 371-0769
*NW 39th Ave. Lg 2BR/2BA fancy loft
w/costly laminate floor, wood pattern. Good
neighborhood. $620-$630 *Nice NW
2BR/2BA, gated patio, trees. $530-$540
*Roommate share 2BR $300-350 373-8310
Individual and Semester Leases
Convenient UF access. $375 to $620/MO
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S For Rent
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 4-
August 1- 1 BIk. to UF
3BR/1BA. 1227 SW 4th Ave. Fresh Paint,
Newly refinished wood firs., spotless, CH/
AC, extras $1160/mo. Call 352-331-0590,
S514-5060 cell. 2-3-25-2
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher, ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$545. 377-1633 2-28-31-2
1 or both rooms in 2BR downtown apt.
Quiet neighborhood, close to Shands, UF
& library. $350/mo per room,. Pets ok. Call
Historic Apartments. Ceiling fans, hardwood
floors, high ceilings, some w/fireplaces. two
2BR & 2BR + study $789/mo & 1BR $470/mo
incl utils. 1st, last, sec. No dogs please 378-
HOUSE FOR RENT
Bike to UF. 3/1, AC and heat, fireplace, new
kitchen. Large fenced yard, dog ok. Call 395-
CLOSE IN LOTS OF GREEN SPACE
2BR home $650/mo. Call 352-378-9220 or
Gator Place 2br/1ba condo, newly renovat-
ed, d/w, hkups, near ShandsNet School/bus
lines edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
SW Lg 1br, lba. Walk-in closet, d/w, w/d
hkups, near Shands, Vet School & UF, $395
- $425 edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
NW 2,3,4 brs, houses from $700 Mo,
Call us, we'll find your New Home.
edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 4-26-
Great 3 BR home next to UF. Wood floors,
screened porch, cent H/AC, 104 NW 7th
Terr. $1200/mo. Will discount to Aug. Call
****** Cheap A A* A *
1 BR Apts. Near UF & downtown. Starting @
$395/mo. Avail. Now. Others Available. Call
Apartment Bargain Shoppers.
Check out our spacious 1 &2 BR. units &
compare the $$. Our location, price & size
will have you puzzled.
Call ahead to avoid waiting 376-1248.
Walk to UF/Dntn Two 3BR/1BA houses Oak
House 301 NW 8th St $900/mo W/D hkp.
CA/H.Garden House. 310 NW 8th St. $700/
mo, Lg fenced yd. W/D bkp. New paint &
firs. Rental Workshop 870-0904, 318-4553.
Luxury 1 bedroom 1 bath
in Creekside Villas on busline
Washer/dryer hookups. New carpet
new paint only $550 mo
Andree Realty 375-2900
Walk To Class
2br, 1 ba excellent condition
909 SW 6th Ave
Pets OK $450
Andree Realty 375-2900
1/1, 2/2, & 3/2 Villas with backyard
Newly Renovated, Full Appliances
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
Starting at $428/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN (3866)
0 1 unfurnished
COZY 3BR/2BA Convenient to UF, Shands,
VA & SFCC. Great NW location on cul-d-sac.
Fenced yard, W/D. New heat & air, carpet,
windows, non-smokers. Pets negotiable.
$900/MO 262-9131 2-3-10-2
Spacious 3BR/2BA house available immedi-
ately. Large, fenced-in backyard. High-speed
internet capable. Living & dining room furnish
available if needed. $950/mo. No sec dep.
Call Meghan at 352-871-6922 for more info
Luxury Townhouses 2/2.5. Spacious units
in gated community. Golf & Country Club.
W/D, Alarm, Garage. Pet friendly. Rent starts
$995/mo. Call 352-359-4438. 2-7-10-2
MODERN CRACKER HOUSE
for Rent-1BR/1BA. In private wooded cul-
de- sac near downtown. W/D included. 125
SE 10th St. $550/mo. Call Peter 316-6667
EFFICIENCY in quiet NW neighborhood.
All utils/cable incl. $395. Call after 5:30 PM.
MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!
3 & 4 Bedrooms for Fall!
FREE UF PARKING, tennis,
Affordable, Pool, Pets, Alarm .
*Quiet Living, GREAT PRICE*
1BR/1BA & 3BR/2BA flats
W/D, Alarms, Pet Friendy.
Close to UF, Shopping & Restaurants
Aspen Ridge, 367-9910.
CLOSE TO UF, SHANDS & VET SCHOOL!
2BR 1.5BA TH, ceramic tile, w/d hookups,
$575/rent, 3925-A SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
ADORABLE 3BR 1.5BA!
Great House, 2 living areas, washer/dryer,
Ceiling fans, newer carpet, $850/rent
2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
SPACIOUS 2BR HOUSE! Living &
family room, den, fireplace, w/d hookups,
Deck, $675/rent, 711 NW 54th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
On all2BR/1BA. 1/2 off Feb. rent!
Water, sewer, pest control, trash incl. Pets
OK. Ventura Apts. 1902 SW 42nd Way.
Open Sats. 10-5. 376-5065 2-28-21-2
MORE FOR YOUR MONEY
1, 2, & 3 BR Apartments Starting @ $380.
352-331-8225 or 332-5070. 4-26-57-2
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Charming 4/2 with hardwoods, deck, sun-
room for $1,300. W/D, fridge, dishwasher
incl. Fenced yard by park, pets OK. Call
832-496-7899. See http:infotube.net/133597
for more. 2-6-5-2
PALMETTO WOODS, 3BR/3BA, garage, tile
floors, W/D, month-to-month lease $950/mo.
Avail 2/1/06, drive by 3815 NW21st Dr., then
call 378-5467 2-6-5-2
Destiny Condos- Brand NEW!
1 BR/1BA;tile, W/D, dishwasher
1220 NW 1stAve- Walk to UFI
Call for pricing.Campus Realty 692-3800
Spacious 1BR/BA in a 4BR/BA. Aptartment
in The Landings on SW 13th ST. $360/mo
plus utils. Call Scott at 352-514-4356. Avail.
J Kj Subleases
Live Downtown! Avail Immediately! Shared
townhome in Arlington Square. 1 or 2 bed-
rooms avail. Each w/private bath $450/470
+util. Call 561-706-9796 2-9-20-3
1BR for rent in 4BR house wood floors, W/D
big fenced yard. Walking distance to UF
downtown. $363/MO +1/4 until. 311 SW 3rd
Ave. Call Michelle 352-870-5126 AVAIL
1 or both rooms in 2BR downtown apt.
Quiet neighborhood close to Shands, UF,
& library. $350/mo per room Pets ok. Call
Female @ Melrose Apt. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/
4BA..W/D in unit cable, int, utils included.
Fitness center, pool, spa, bball, vball, ten-
nis, computer room & game room. Jan-Aug.
$367/mo 916-295-4090 2-1-10-3
Countryside @ University Condo. 2 bedroom
avail in 4BR/4BA for $425/ea. Water, elec
incl except phone. Call Irvin 904-610-0967 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 2-1-10-3
1 ROOM in 3BR HOUSE
1 minute walk from law school & bus stop.
2718 SW 3rd Place. $400/mo + uitls. 305-
UNIVERSITY COMMONS 1 BR in 4BR/2BA.
High Ceilings, W/D, pool, gym. Cable wire-
less internet & util. incld. Close to UF &
shopping centers. Sum C May-Aug. Female
$355/M6. Call 786-683-4282. 2-7-10-3
2 BR/2.5 BA. Townhouse @ The Gardens.
$669/mo. Free gym membership, part furn
common area, balcony & small porch. Quiet
neighborhood. Call 352-219-1620. 2-7-
1 BR furnished apt-style w/bath & kitchen
$510/mo util. incl. Windsor Hall. Behind
Norman Hall. Call 561-716-1842 2-7-10-3
Female, 1BR in 2/1 now, Home Stead Apt.
Quiet and tidy, furn. w/new carpet. Close to
shopping and campus. On bus route. $299/
mo. + 1/2 utils. Contact email@example.com,.
352-378-9237 (H) or 386-462-6309 (L) 2-
1 BR/ 1BA. Sunbay Apt. First Floor,
Duck Pond View, Minutes from Campas;
Downtown, $400/mo, Avail. 4/1-8/1, 500
square ft., Quiet Area, No Pets. Contact
Sergio 305-926-9048. 2-9-10-3
Private. 1BR/1BA apt in a 3/3 at University
Glades. Elec,' water, sewage, trash, pest,
24/7 maintenance, cable tv, ethernet & W/D
incl. Furnished; walk in closet. 954-651-
* FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED*
Close to campus in Windsor Hall. One
bed/bath. Full fridge. Laundry down the hall.
Small kitchen in room. Call 256-264-4118 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org. 2-3-5-3
1 mo FREE! Cambridge Apt 1BR/1BA in
3BR/3BA $465/mo. Everything included ex-
cept phone. W/D, DSL, comp lab, pets OK.
Avail. May 7 352-682-6195 2-6-5-3
1BR apt avail 3/1 7/31 $569/md. Arbor
Lofts 1824 NW 3rd PL. Close to Campus and
shops on University. Parking .outside door,
quiet, skylight, loft apt. 786-371-6000
Female summer sublease 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA furn, utils incl $150 dep, $459/mo. Great
bus routes. Call Shannon 407-474-9241 2-
. l Roommates
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
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16, ALLIGATOR S TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006
J ll Roommates J 1 Real Estate
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
maesage. 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. $450 + 1/2 util/mo. Common area
furnished, tile firs. No pets. 904-386-6485 or
Dedicated student to share 2BR/2BA town-
house. Large BR, huge living space, pool,
firelace. Cable TV, wireless, W/D, utilities
incl. Must be neat & responsible. $450/mo.
352-376-9756. email@example.com 2-6-20-4
Roommates wanted for 3/2.5 townhouse.near
NW 39th Ave and 42nd St. Pools, tennis, and
DSL. $350 and $380, utilities included. Call
363-0143 or 363-0144 or email bobthegoat
Need roommates! 4BR/2BA $350 + shared
utilities. Furnished, large clean house w/
huge yard. 3 miles from UF. High speed +
cable. Girls or guys./ Call Tre at 352-328-
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 1-31-15-4
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
Need roommates for my huge home! Choose
master BR or reg. room. Fun home w/ W/D,
bar, hi-spd, cable, big porch! Near UF, 2 bus
rts. -$400+ utils. firstname.lastname@example.org 2-8-20-4
Room for rent. 307 SW 16th Ave. $310/MO,
$100 deposit, 1/2 cable + utils. Hi spd. inter-
net & furnishings available. Pool & laundry
room very close. Call Adam @ 219-2433
Room available ASAP in 2/2 Vintage View
Condo. Quiet, clean community. No pets, no
smoking $495/MO. Call Matt 407-702-8019
REDUCED! M/F student to share 2/1.5 twhs
w/WL 21 year old M student. Animals wel-
come! W/D full kitchen, pool SW 20th Ave.
$325 +1/2 utils (828)775-8807 2-2-15-4
2 share 2BR Downtown apt. Newly remod-
eled. Close.to Shands, UF & library. $350/
mo. Month to month or longer lease okay.
Pets okay. Call 262-1351 1-31-11-4
Female roommate wanted
in 3/3 Rockwood Villas. $500/mo. Available
now! Call Jen 954-295-9211 1-31-10-4
$250/mo. House. Lease til July. By Leo's
706 & University Ave, close to campus,
large yard, central A/C, wood floors, car-
pet too. $99/deposit. 352-870-0904/318-
$550/mo. Union St. Station downtown
Luxury Includes everything! Serious
student/professional preferred. Great
place & very nicel 352-870-0904, 318-4553
1 M/F to fill 1BR/1BA in spacious 3BR/3BA
house. Located directly on the .#12 bus
rte. Hi-spd internet avail. Large fenced-in
backyard. $300/mo. + 1/3 utils. Please call
Meghan at 352-871-6922 for more info. 2-
W LTED! Male roommate. Walking distance
to UF. To live with 2 girls. Move-in immedi-
ately. Call 612-790-1096 2-1-10-4
Rockwood Villas 1BR/1BA Available in
3BR/3BA condo. $400/MO + utils. Close to
campus & on bus route. Call Karly at 352-
514-1617 Leave msg. 2-17-20-4
Available immediately Lg room w/pvt bath. M/
F, 5 min to UF. Sparkling home in Kirkwood.
6-12,mo lease. W/D, nicely decorated-new
paint, furn/unfurn. $350 -$450/mo + util. 352-
375-6996 or 352-284-0979 2-6-10-4
BR w/pvt BA conv location, quiet park-side,
NE home. Serious student female NS,
mature, responsible, quiet, clean. No pets.
Easy bike/drive to UF/dntn. Can furn if need.
$500/mo incl utils & HS net. Mary 378-3998
Furnished master suite in large home
Pool community near UF/Shands. Non-
smoking professional only. Utils, cable &
garage. $450/mo. 376-7632 2-6-10-4
NS. Prof/Grad student for own BR/BA in
large quiet house. 8 blocks from UF. No party
animals or pets. W/D & wireless. $475/mo +
1/3 utils. Call 727-433-0229. 1-31-5-4
M/F Roommate wanted for 3/2 house. 3rd
bed used as office. Must like pets. Other pets
considered. $425 +1/2 utils. off of SW 35th.
1 Female Roommate needed for master BR
in 4 BR/3BA house. Large walk-in closet. On
the corner of NW 34th & 8th. $380/mo. Call
Countryside Condo 2BR/2BA avail in Jan in
4BR/4BA. Ethernet & util. incl, W/D, nicely
furn. secure. Exercise/pool. Direct bus UF- 3
mi. $465/mo/rm. Vanessa 352-217-3464. Flo
352-357-9656 or 352-636-4814 or 357-9656
* Rooms in spacious 3/2 house avail now.
Very clean, quiet, wooded community. Big
fenced yard, dog ok. Only $295/mo + 1/3
utils. Close to UF 205-936-8709 2-1-5-4
Tired of living in an apartment?
We need a 4th roommate in big 2500 sq ft
house 1.5 miles to UF off 16th. Easy access
to Santa Fe. 65" HDTV, DSL, satellite.$400/
mo + 1/4 util. 352-373-4560 2-8-10-4
Bivens Forest 2BR/2BA townhouse in quiet
neighborhood. Close to Shands, less than 1
mi to UF. NS, F, responsible student ot prof.
$450/mo incl everything. Pool off back patio,
newly remodeled. 954-857-5618 2-28-24-4
BR/BA in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse $450/ mo,
wireless, cable, util. incl. W/D, 1 mi to UF,
bus rt, pool, call Katrina 305-389-5733 or
Luxury room for rent. Downtown,' right
above Dragonfly Sushi. Master BR in
3BR/3BA 2 story condo available. $729/mo
EVERYTHING included. Call Anthony at
Room for Rent 1 Block from UFII
4BR Townhouse- Own Bathroom.
Right Behind Norman Hall.
CallAndrew 352-514-4895. 2-2-5-4
Summer Roommates needed. Spaces newly
furnished, 4 BR house walking distance from
campus. Call 561-213-6126. 2-2-5-4
Male or Female roommate needed now for
1/1 in 2/2. W/D, High speed Internet., huge
living area, study' area, screened porch,
kitchen. On Bus route. Must be clean, quiet,
NS. $400/mo everything. Call 225-1296. 2-
M/F, NS grad student/professional needed
for 2BR/2BA apt in The Laurels. Dogs OK.
'Rent is $465 + 1/2 utilities. Call Josh 359-
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near library downtown. $285-$360/rm +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 2-3-5-4
2 Roommates needed! 4BR/2BA house
w/fun & clean UF students. Furnished
house (.8 miles from campus). $375/mo &
1/4 utilities. To contact please call 941-650-
Female roommate wanted share 3BR/2BA
home. Partially furnished, W/D, 1st MONTH
FREE. $100 sec. dep. Then $250/mo share
utils. No lease. 10 mi from G'ville off Hwy
121. Call Karen 352-226-6863. 2-13-10-4
Female roommate for 3/2 house in beautiful
NW house, incl. utils. Quiet; responsible,
clean. Pool, wkout room avail. $475 850-
566-4711 or 374-2039. 2-13-10-4
M/F Rommate for house on 34th St. and
University Ave. $300/mo and 1/4 utilities.
Great roommates. Available now. Call
Anthony 222-1966 2-6-5-4
1 room available ASAP: Newly renovated
large home 4BR/2BA, deck, hot tub, 1/2 mi
from Campus Lodge. Covered carport, $400/
mo. incl. utils. No smoking. 772-631-1581
email@example.com 2-6-5-4 .
M prof/grad wanted for 1 BR in classy down
house. 302 NW2nd ave. Near UF, wood firs,
cable internet, cent heat/ac. $266 +1/3 util!
Mike at256-4745 2-13-10-4
1 BR avail in large NW home. Recently
renovated. 3 mi to UF and SFCC. 4BR/2.5
BA w/ all the amenities. Owner occupied,
$325/mo + utils 518-322-1514 or 352-215-
Large master bedroom w/ private bath in 2
BD/2BA condo in NW G'ville. W/D, Cable,
Internet, Bus Route. M/F to share with 21 yr
M. $400/mo Util. included. Call: 352-284-
1 Real Estate
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
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
* 2BR/2BA 1226 sq. ft. BRANDYWINE
* 5BR/2.5BA 2000 + sq. ft. HOUSE. Near
NE 16th Ave. with new roof, tiled floors, large
fenced yard. Asking $185k 222-5143
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from "Jackson Square" Gainesville's hottest
new development. Reserve today. Call Eric
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FREE LIST OF HOMES
Campus Realty Group 4-26-72-5
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.
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO for sale. 4BR/4BA.
Good condition! By basketball courts and
gym. Bus 9 & 35. $189,900. Please call
Cesar at ERA Trend Realty 870-8459. 2-
ROCKWOOD VILLAS -By owner 3BR/3BA
townhouse on bus route. Close to University
& mall. W/D, tile floor & more. Very well main-
tained. Call NOW 305-926-8120 2-3-10-5
4BR/3BA House 10 min from UF. Perfect for
student that wants to live rent-free. Home
warranty incl $186,500. Call Aaron Compean
with ERA Trend Realty. Count on Compean
for All Your Real Estate Needs 352-745-6118
COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA CONDO FOR
SALE New paint, carpet throughout. 25
steps from pool. A must see! Only $193,000.
Please call Cesar ERA Trend Realty 870-
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
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BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
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-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
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
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-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6
8 1 Furnishings
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
BRAND NEW FURNITURE
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. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
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
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-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both
for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-0333 4-
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
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Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"*
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
Bedroom Set- $300 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-26-72-6
FUTON $80 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. 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
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. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 4-26-72-6
FUTON & 2 REFRIGERATORS
* Mission style, woodlmetal frame $100
* 4.3 cu ft- 1 white, 1 stainless $75/each
Call 352-239-6989 2-3-10-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-26-63-6
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MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King sets
$99 *from estate sale. Safe pine bunk bed
$109. 376-0939/378-6005 Call-A-Mattress
4370 SW 20th Ave. 4-26-63-6
DINETTE SET, LEOPARD PRINT COUCH;
WOOD TV CENTER. All in good condition.
$50 each/OBO. Call 941-416-1660. 1-31-
Cash Paid for Laptops
SALES SERVICE PARTS
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-26-72-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
a Bicycles 1
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
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rvae, eur, uaran C e LCU secV o U.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-26-72-10
X1U 8 ft Slate Pool Table
1 -877-8"29-8007 Cherry with ball and claw feet. $1500. 352-
FIX YOUR COMPUTER FOR ONLY $49 317-6096 2-3-7-10
-Computer/ laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
-Fix it for $44!!
-Home/ dorm 352-219-2980 4-26-68-7
; A & 9A4 HOWs& UC&!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Beautiful White Long
Never worn. Size 4, $300. Call Karen
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** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and more!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
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.
*NEW SCOOTERS 4.LESS*
Owned by Gator grads. 1901 NW 67 PI
Best prices in Gainesville. Will beat all Gville
competitor's prices on similar models. 4-
LIKE NEW 05 XPEED SCOOTER
w/cable lock and alarm. Less than 200 miles.
Top speed of 50. $1300 OBO (352) 871-
2000 GSXR 600. Yellow and black 5000
miles. Great condition. $5700 obo. Matching
helmet; leather coat, and gloves. Call 352-
Vespa. Mercedes of scooters. Perfect for
campus. Excellent mpg. Mint green. Very
Pretty. Perfect condition. Low miles. 60
mph. Two can ride. $3500. Call 256-1104
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FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-26-72-12
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18, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006
CARS -CARS BuyOSell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
bt CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
For CARS, TRUCKS & MOTORCYCLES
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
~~ OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N.MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 4-26-
Sun City Auto
No Credit Check
"0" Down & Up
Sun City Auto
File Here Drive TODAY
BEST CARS 0 LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
96 ECLIPSE FOR SALE. 140,000 miles.
Fast & clean. Excellent Condition. Power
window, brand new timing belt & battery
& CD player & speakers. No leak & odor
$5200 Negotiable. Call 284-4295 Quinten.
2003 Hyundia 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. 2-2-10-12
SUN CITY AUTO
Test drive any vehicle and
*GET A 3 DAY, 3 NIGHT VACATION*
Ask for details 338-1999 4-26-62-12
93 Toyota Celica GTS white 2dr hatch. 160k
miles, runs great, good gas mileage. CD
player, new speakers, $2500 obo call Rob
2001 BMW 325ci CONVERTIBLE
Titanium silver exterior, custom 18" chrome
wheels, power everything. Asking about
$23,000. Call 813-892-1965 2-10-10-12
Sebring Limited '02 34k mi
Light Blue/ Dk Blue Top
Great look and ride for $13,500
Call today 352-316-6858 2-2-3-12
1998 MERCURY TRACER
Good condition, automatic transmission,
power brakes, $2500/OBO. Call Karen 352-
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
sgfe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
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
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
af Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 2-3-19-13
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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-
mation or arranging meetings
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-
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/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
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No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-26-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
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Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS
SApply @ UF Survey Research Center
M-F 9am-9pm 408 W University Ave.
Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105
Must work eve/wknd
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
-$6.15- $7.15/Hour INSIDERS
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. 2-28-36-14
COMPETITIVE YOUTH SOCCER
COACHES Req. coaching license or 3-5
years exp. & ability to make 2 yr comittment.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org 2-
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 2-9-25-14
Apply online to restaurants, hotels &
clubs in the Gainesville area. We need
servers, cooks, drivers and more. 2-28-
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!
$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
*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
Help wanted-technical writer for help ori-
ented web-site-auto, appliances etc. Work in
domestic tranquility. Potential extensive proj-
ect. Send resume to email@example.com
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
Earn between $10-$20/hr! Gatorfood.com.
Flexible Schedule. Great Opportuntiy. For
info contact Meghan 379-3663 2-6-20-14
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
Call center needs experienced telephone
agents for all shifts 24-hours 1830 NE 2nd St.
Apply in person M-F 9am-4pm 4-26-71-14
FT and PT for hotel. Hourly & bonus.
Weekdays & weekends. Friendly attitudes
w/good customer svc skills. Apply in person:
4021 SW 40th Blvd. 2-1-15-14
AM nannies! after school nannies! Tues-Thur
nannies! M-W-F nannies! 9 jobs availalbe
immediately: Great $ for exp. Noah's Ark
Nanny: 352-376-5008 1-31-14-14
MARY POPPINS: Where Are You ???
FT NANNY NEEDED 30 to 45 hrs/wk. 7 jobs
avilalbe immediately: Great $ for exp.Noah's
Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 1-31-14-14
is hiring flyer distributors. Great pay,
flexible hours. Apply in person or at
Brand Protection Agency
Ineternet Researchers needed for our
Gainesville office. FT 9am-6pm (M-F) PT
Psychaiatric Aides $22,612 annually. Shift
work. Rotating days off. Req. completion of
30 sem or 45 qtr hrs. of college w/5 courses
in soc/behav sci. apply: https://peoplefirst.my
florida.com; Lori Ross at 264-8250 EEO/AA
As of 2/2/06 a tobacco free environment
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* The Phonetics Laboratdry in the
Program in Linguistics is looking for people
to participate in a listening experiment.
* You can earn $10/hr by participating in
a study of the perception of speech sounds
from foreign languages.
* If you are interested in participating, please
contact Jenna Silver email@example.com
IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING AT MAGAZINE
Distribution Route Driver/Office Assistant
needed Full-Time. As Office Assistant you
should' be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Experience with I-Mac a plus. As Distribution
Route Driver you must have reliable trans-
portation and able to handle heavy lifting.
Fax resume to 377-6602 or email to acco
firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Gina.
FOOD CHEMISTRY LAB HAS OPENINGS
FOR FULL AND PART TIME. FOOD
SCIENCE BACKGROUND PREFERRED.
SEND RESUME TO email@example.com or fax
to 352-378-6483 1-31-10-14
Bright, enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
NAPOLATANOS IS HIRING
Exp & friendly eves & wkends. SERVERS
& DELIVERY DRIVER (own car). Apply in
person betw 2&5pm 606 NW 75th St 2-
NOW HIRING COCKTAIL WAITRESS
Apply in person Mon, Tues, Wed 7-10pm @
Jewels 108 S. Main. 2-1-10-14
NANNY NEEDED for 5 yr. old in my home.
Mon, Wed., Fri, 6:30-8:15AM & 2:30-8PM
Must be available both times and have
own transportation. Call 386-454-8970 2-
Earn $500 Students wanted to enter contest
to create business plan sales presentation &
web site for real estate investors.-If interested
email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2-1-10-14
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS, MODELS!
all ages and faces wanted!
No exp. Required, FT/PT!
Phone reps. needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate. 352-371-5888
x 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Drive. 2-28-29-14
Student needed to clean house & run er-
rands 8-10 hrs/wk. $8/hr. Dependable trans-
portation a must. Fax resume & references
to: 331-8345. 2-2-10-14
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and Wellness company. Work from any'loca-
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Call Him Superfan
Soda vendor never misses home games
By JENNA MARINA
His secret identity is a Publix Super Market
Take away the gray-collared shirt, peach
nametag and navy blue apron. Have him
step into a phone booth, whirl into an orange
and blue uniform, and Gators super fan Mike
Smith appears faster than a speeding bullet.
"He's about as loyal of a fan as I've ever
met," said Gators radio commentator Mick
Hubert, also known as the "Voice of the
"I've been here 17 years, and he's been here
a lot longer. I remember, I think it was my first
year [at UF], I parked my car in the parking lot
for a football game, and I was walking to the
press box, and Mike came over. He introduced
himself to me and told me about how he sells
soft drinks in the stadium."
Indeed, Smith, 45, has been climbing up
and down the steps of the northwest comer of-
the Swamp on game days with refreshments
in tow since 1976. During that time, he has not
missed a home game.
And although the refreshments change
from Coca-Cola to Pepsi, Smith's loyalty
"It's not like you just meet a guy, you see
him a lot for that year, and then about three
years later you go, You know what happened
to that guy? I haven't seen that guy,'" Hubert
said. "Not with Mike. He's here year in and
year out. His enthusiasm never wanes. He's a
The oldest of five children, Smith was born
in Germany. His father served in the military,
so his family moved around quite a bit dur-
ing his childhood. As a baby, doctors classi-
fied Smith as mentally handicapped, but his
mother, Inez Smith-Cobb, refused to make
allowances because of it.
"When Mike turned 5 years old, I put him
on a school bus, and I sent him to school," she
Luanne Dietz/ Alligator
Gators super fan Mike Smith speaks with UF men's basketball coach Billy Donovan at an on-location broadcast of "Gator Hotline"
at Beef O' Brady's on Thursday. Smith has attended every UF home football game for the last 29 years.
said. "I knew he wasn't ready for kindergarten
... but I told the teachers, If you have 30 kids
in your class, you only have to worry about,9
"His mind is so quick now. Mike can tell
you anything about anything about sports.
I don't care what it is. He has a tremendous
memory. It's amazing."
"He's very knowledgeable," he said. "I
mean, he's like a walking press guide some-
Throughout the past three decades, Smith
has witnessed a plethora of milestones,
including one of his personal favorites: the
football team's first Southeastern Conference
Championship in 1991.
"After the game, I stayed around fpr the
on-the-field post-game ceremony, and for the
first time in just about my whole life, I was
very emotional," Smith said. "I mean, I just
cried my eyes out. I could not control myself,
and usually I don't get that emotional. It was
just a special moment for Gators fans every-
But Smith's zest for Gators athletics doesn't
just apply to the football team. He's like the
"Where's Waldo?" of UE Look hard enough
in the crowd, and you'll find him somewhere.
Smith's dedication to UF sports is appreci-
ated by a lot of people in the community, in-
cluding UF basketball coach Billy Donovan.
"I love Mike because he has always been
supportive whether you win or whether you
lose," Donovan said. "He has great care and
concern for the Gators and the program."
In addition to attending as many sporting
events as possible, Smith likes to attend live
broadcasts of "Gator Hotline," a call-in radio
show where fans pose questions to Donovan
and UF football coach Urban Meyer. When the
show is held on location, he is always there
with a question or comment in mind.
"It can be a lot of fun, especially being on
location, because I can be involved in the pro-
gram," Smith said.
Hubert always anticipates Smith's ques-
"He asks good questions, questions that
allow me or a coach to give some good an-
swers," he said. "Mike might ask a question to
the coach that I would have asked."
SIn the end, even kryptonite can't keep
Smith away from the Gators.
"I try to attend as many of the home sport-
ing events as much,as possible, and I try to
cheer them on," Smith said. "I just try to show
my support no matter what."
Williams, Walker hope to shore up UF's ground game
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Smack in the heart of Texas
- Mesquite, to be exact running
back Mon Williams spends his days
in contemplation. Pondering things
like how to shed pesky tacklers.
"Like if somebody is holding
my jersey, I tend to slow down, so I
need to force myself to break loose
more often," Williams said. "I have
to improve my foot speed."
He contimplates better ways to
hold a football. He can't bear think-
ing about losing six fumbles during
his senior season at Horn High.
Nevermind that he played the en-
tire season with a separated right
shoulder a shoulder that forced
him to switch the football to his left
arm while running.
"I need to fix that; I need to hold
it better," Williams said.
What Williams is slower to tell
you about is what you really need
to know: He is a 6-foot-2 1/2, 198-
poundlailback with breakaway 4.4-
second 40-yard-dash speed. And he
could be heading to Gainesville.
Williams will hold a press con-
ference Wednesday at 10 a.m. in his
hometown to announce whether he
will sign with UF or Texas A&M.
Many recruiting experts believe
this is a done deal for UF coach
Urban Meyer. He can only hope
Last season Meyer waited for
DeShawn Wynn, Markus Manson
or Kestahn Moore to run away with
the starting job. That plan quickly
segued to musical 'running backs,
with none of the three making a de-
finitive statement. And though all
three will return for Meyer's sopho-
more year, UF hopes its recruiting
class might yield a No. 1 back.
Williams could be that player.
"I think that's what makes
Florida appealing to him," Horn
coach Don Payne said. "That that's
what they're looking for, and that's
what I think he is a primary
Williams, a four-star prospect
"I can take anybody on, no
matter who it is."
UF verbal commitment
according to Scout.com, is so versa-
tile that Payne doesn't know how to
label him. As for UF's running back
situation that's a mess Williams
wouldn't mind stepping into.
"I can be that number one guy,"
Williams said. "I don't really want
to be part of a committee. UF's
coaches said a lot of their running
backs can run hard, but once they
get into the open field, they don't
really do anything and kind of just
fall down. He said they were lack-
ing in speed. I get to the hole quick,
so that's what I think I can bring to
Rivals.com recruiting analyst
Jeremy Crabtree has said that
Williams' grades may not be good
enough to qualify at UF. Payne was
quick to dispel such notions.
Countering assertions that
Williams might be UF's anointed
running back is Chevon Walker.
Recall that Walker, also a four-star
back, committed to the recruiting
class in April. The 5-foot-11 Fort
Myers Riverdale High product is
already enrolled at UF and plans on
competing with any other back for
a starting spot.
"It's no big deal to me," Walker
said. "I can take anybody on, no
matter who it is."
Walker packs as much speed
as Williams, though he sports a
smaller frame. It can't hurt that
Riverdale coach Scott Jones actually
implemented some of Meyer's of-
fensive schemes for Walker's senior
"It's funny because all the play-
ers on campus are egging him
about getting redshirted," Jones
said. "So he said, 'Whatever. Let's
see what happens.' He wants t-o"e
And what would a running back
drama-be without C.J. Spiller? UF,
originally a dark horse to land the
Lake Butler Union County High
back, has pulled even with Florida
State and Clemson. The South's No.
1 running back will put all the ru-
mors to rest Wednesday at a Union
County press conference.
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Brewer 85 percent healthy; Richard, Huertas could start tonight
HOOPS,from page 24
n*eds to start."
And while Brewer says he's 85 to
90 percent healthy, he may be forced
backinto his old role when the Gators
(18-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference)
travel to face Mississippi (13-6, 3-3
SEC) tonight at 8 p.m.
With starting shooting guard Lee
HLmphrey out for at least tonight's
game, Brewer may have to start
along with Hodge, or reserve guard
David Huertas might start if Brewer
isn't healthy enough.
"I just think Corey's ankle is still
not healed," Donovan said. "I think
it's going to take a little bit more
time before he's 100 percent, so our
options are getting slimmer and
In addition to starting either
Brewer or Huertas, Donovan could
also opt to go big and start Chris
Richard alongside Joakim Noah an, I
But the Rebels aren't the best
team against whom to utilize that
strategy. Donovan noted that Ole
Miss' quickness would cause prob-
lems against a bigger UF lineup.
The Gators haven't been com-
pletely healthy since defeating
Georgia three weeks ago. Between
Humphrey's shoulder, Brewer's
ankle and Horford and Huertas
contracting strep throat, the rash of
ailments has forced players to step
into different roles as the confer-
ence season has
"I think you
find out more
as a person, as a
player, as a hu-
man being when
Donovan you go through
some form of
adversity and things don't go as you
expect them to," Donovan said. "I
don't really believe that you can get
to where you want to as a team or as
a player unless you have something
that's trying to hold you back."
After facing serious obstacles
throughout the entire month, the
Gators feel like they need to come
together in order to keep winning.
"I think it's going to be good for
us in the long run," Brewer said.
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High school coach lures WRs to Arkansas
Loss of Humphrey stings team
HUMPHREY,from page 24
and knows the team will feel the sting
of not having him on the floor.
"I feel bad for Lee because Lee's a
good kid," Donovan said. "If there's
one guy who's so conscientious in the
Sway he lives his life [it's Humphrey].
He eats correctly, he gets to bed early,
he's at every tutor, every study hall.
He's such a perfect kid in a lot of
His teammates, some -of whom
-weren't even aware of the injury until
late last night, know that the shoulder
is no laughing matter.
"It sucks," Joakim Noah said. "But
we just need to get him back. I know
he's probably pretty embarrassed, but
we just need to get him back 100 per-
cent. Those kinds of things happen.
We're laughing about it, but come
Tuesday, it's not going to be funny."
RECRUITING, from page 24
vincing former Springdale quarterback Mitch
Mustain, the Gatorade National Player of the
Year, to solidify his commitment to Arkansas,
likely a major selling point in Arkansas' re-
cruitment of Williams.
While the possibility of losing two of
their five prospects at wide receiver certainly
doesn't help the Gators, UF will probably still
sign the top-rated class in the country come
In addition, both Clearwater Central
Catholic High's Riley Cooper and Tampa
Hillsborough High's Jarred Fayson, who many
analysts consider to be most primed to play
safety on the college level, played receiver in
high school and could play at the position in
college. The timing of the situation, however,
cannot be too comfortable for the UF coaches
in terms of finding a replacement for Williams'
"The personality of Houston Nutt, I think,
really swayed him the last
2006 Gators few hours, and there were
Recruiting some other athletes that
committed that certainly
made Arkansas' recruiting class look a lot more
promising," Winberry said.
"It came down to 'Am I going to leave the
state and go to Florida to play football versus
being here where the people know me?' He
had tremendous pressure from people in
Arkansas, naturally, and I think that had a lot
to do with it."
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006 I ALLIGATOR, 23
Phillips to return
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
Forward Briana Phillips, who
has missed all 20 games this sea-
son, is close to returning from an
October surgery on her left knee,
UF coach Carolyn Peck said
"She has been worked into
practice," Peck said. "[She] had
not been completely cleared by
the doctors to play in game situa-
tions as of yet, but I'm sure she's
pretty close to that."
Phillips, who averaged 2.6
points in 9.4 minutes per game
off the bench last season as a
sophomore, underwent surgery
With only three home
games remaining, UF (15-5,
3-4 Southeastern Conference)
hosts Auburn (12-8, 3-4 SEC)
on Thursday at the O'Connell
Center at 7 p.m.
DROPPED FROM THE POLL:
Following two losses last week
to Vanderbilt and Georgia, the
Gators fell out of the Associated
Press Top 25 poll released
After making the poll last
week for the first time in nearly
Stwo years, UF fell from No. 24
into the "Others Receiving Votes"
Behind five SEC teams in
the top 25, the Gators earned 15
votes, good enough to check in at
No. 34 overall.
SANTOS STEPS UP: Some good for
UF actually came out of Sunday's
37-point loss to Georgia: the
emergence of guard Danielle
"Especially after going"
back and watching the film
last night and today, one
of the bright spots is one
of our seniors has really
continued to step up, and
that's Danielle Santos."
UF women's basketball coach
The senior paced the Gators
with 17 points and added five
rebounds in a team-high 36 min-
In the past four games, Santos
contributed a team-best 12.8
points and 7.3 rebounds while
hitting 10 of 22 from the three-
"Especially after going back
and watching the film last night
and today, one of the bright spots
is one of our seniors has really
continued to step up, and that's
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006
Injured Humphrey could miss 3 weeks
U THE SEC'S TOP 3-POINT SHOOTER SEPARAT- In ju r ies
ED HIS SHOULDER IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.
By DAN TREAT riddle UF
Alligator Staff Writer
As a team fielding just nine scholarship players, the lin e u p
No. 8 Gators can't afford injuries, particularly ones to their
starting lineup. By DAN TREAT
But with starting small forward Corey Brewer al- Alligator Staff Writer
ready nursing a sore ankle, the news got worse for UF on email@example.com
Starting shooting guard Lee Humphrey fell off of his Prior to Saturday's matchup with
bike Sunday before practice, separating his left, non-shoot- Vanderbilt, Corey Brewer walked
ing shoulder, Coach Billy Donovan said Monday. into UF coach Billy Donovan's office
Humphrey, who leads the Southeastern Conference with an unusual request.
with a 49.6 3-point shooting percentage, could miss one The small forward, who had
to three weeks. started the first 51 games of his UF
Humphrey, who was on campus Monday wearing a career, didn't want to continue his
sling, will definitely miss UF's game tonight at Mississippi. streak.
His presence on the court is doubtful for-Saturday's nation- Still smarting
ally televised game against Kentucky. from an ankle injury,
"It was a fluke thing that no one can control," Donovan Men's. .Brewer asked his
said. "You can sit there and say, 'Lee should not be riding Basketball coach not to start
a bike; he should be walking,' but it could have been the him for UF's game
same thing in a car. I'm just happy he's ok, and it's not any- against Vanderbilt
thing so major that he could have been really hurt." on Saturday after begging Donovan
Donovan wasn't exactly sure how Humphrey took to let him play in the Gators' loss to
the spill but did say that there was not an automobile South Carolina three days earlier.
involved. In his stead, Brewer lobbied his
When pressed for specifics about the accident, Donovan coach to start freshman backup point
chose to inject a little humor into the situation. guard Walter Hodge.
"I think it was a curb maybe or something," Donovan "I just wanted to win," Brewer
said of what Humphrey struck. "You guys get more in- said. "I feel like Walter being 100
terested in the details. All I know is the guy's got a hurt percent is better than me being 75
shoulder. Maybe it was defective spokes, maybe he needs percent or 70 percent, and it turned
training wheels; I don't know. out that it was a good thing.
"We love to get into every bit. Here's the street you "I put a lot of thought into it, and
-----guys will be running over there taking pictures of the ac- when I woke up, my ankle was re-
tual thing that he went over. I mean he just flipped off his ally hurting me. I felt like the right
bike. It was a freak thing." thing to do was to tell Walter he
Andy Apicella/ Alligator Staff All joking aside, Donovan identified Humphrey as the SEE HOOPS, PAGE 22
Guard Lee Humphrey drives past Vanderbilt's Ted Skuchas (right) and best perimeter defender that his team has had this year
Derrick Byars in the Gators win against the Commodores on Saturday. SEE HUMPHREY, PAGE 22
Top-lO wide receiver prospect spurns Gators for Razorbacks
By BRYAN JONES
Early this month, the wide receiver posi-
tion was the least of the UF coaches' worries
when it came to their recruiting class.
With five players ranked in the top 29 in the
nation, according to Scout.com, the Gators had
assembled what was to be quite possibly the
greatest collection of talent at the position in a
very long time.
Weeks before signing day, however, it be-
came apparent that the No. 29 wide receiver
according to Scout.com, Damon McDaniel,
was probably no longer Gainesville-bound.
Then, less than 36 hours prior to National
Signing Day, that number shrank down to
just three when Damian Williams announced
Monday that he had broken his commitment
to UF and will sign with Arkansas instead.
Rumors concerning Williams possibly
backing out of UF's recruiting class in favor of
his home-state team began to swirl when Gus
Malzahn, Williams' coach at Springdale (Ark.)
High, was named the offensive coordinator at
Arkansas back in December.
"My parents and I, back in August, we put
it all on paper, and the pros and cons of each
school, and put them together and it came out
that Florida was the best fit," Williams said
on Fayetteville's Channel 5 News. "After the
hiring of Coach Malzahn ... and some other
* Running back prospect Mon Wil-
liams wants to lead the UF ground
attack next season. But he won't
get the chance if Chevon Walker
has his way. See story, pg. 21.
"Last night I called [Arkansas]
Coach [Houston] Nutt and Coach
Malzahn, had a meeting with
them and decided that is where I
wanted to go."
Arkansas wide receiver commitment
changes at [Arkansas], we reanalyzed it and
put it back on paper, and Arkansas had the
edge. Last night I called [Arkansas] Coach
[Houston] Nutt and Coach Malzahn, had a
meeting with them and decided that is where
I wanted to go."
S2004: Prospect Willie Williams allegedly
hugs an unwilling woman in the Reitz Union.
Williams, now at Miami, also allegedly
punched a man twice outside a night club
and discharged a fire extinguisher.
Tight end Ben Cleveland, a high school
teammate of Williams, also verbally commit-
ted to the Gators before making the transition
to Arkansas in early January.
"If Gus had not been hired [at Arkansas],
it would have really surprised me," said
Springdale assistant coach Kerry Winberry
of Williams' verbal commitment to Arkansas.
"I have worked for Gus for five years, and I
know his character and his ability as a coach.
I have confidence in what he is going to do
down there, and I am sure Damian, as well as
other people, would feel comfortable with that
Malzahn's hiring also contributed to con-
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