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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 90


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UF joins to watch Bush
By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org


Republicans and Democrats sat
together peacefully, sipping Bud
Lights and watching President
Bush give his 'State of the Union
address Tuesday night.
SAbout 20 UF students,
many of them members of the
College Republicans and College
Democrats, commented on Bush's
speech as the Fox network was
projected on the wall of Thomas
Jardon's apartment.
Jardon, president of the Florida
Federation of College Republicans,
said he had a "pretty healthy mix of
Democrats and Republicans" at his
State of the Union party.
"I thought it was fun," said
Jardon, a UF economics major. "I
value everyone's opinion though
I may not agree."
The group commented on
Bush's speech, and many of the
Republicans clapped after his ma-
jor points, including the president's
request for permanent tax cuts and
the reauthorization of the Patriot
Act.
The first half of Bush's speech
focused on foreign policy, includ-
ing the war in Iraq, but UF po-
litical science professor Michael L.
Heaney said Bush offered no new
foreign policy ideas.
Heaney, who was not at the
party, said the biggest surprise was
Bush's focus on energy.
"America is addicted to oil,
which is often imported from un-
stable parts of the world," Bush
said.
He said the Department of
Energy will increase the research of


Tim Hussin, Alligator Staff
A projector showing the State of the Union address Tuesday night
silhouettes Joe Galea, senior history student and Democrat.
dean energy alternatives, nologies and dean, safe nudear
"We will invest more in energy," Bush said.
zero-emission coal-fired plants, After Bush's failure to begin
revolutionary solar and wind tech-
SEE STATE, PAGE 8


GOOD O' BOYS.

A century ago, UF changed Gainesville forever.

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories com-
memorating the Independent Florida Alligator's 100th year
of publication. The following covers UF events from 1906
to 1919. A new decade will be featured every Wednesday.
By OLIVIA ORMOS
Alligator Writer
.oormos@alligator.org

Hundred years ago, Gainesville's first UF students christened
the newly built all-male campus.
The barren town saw 102 students enroll Sept. 26,1906. In 1907,
27 freshmen enrolled. Five of them graduated in 1911.
As UF enters its 100th year in Gainesville, the Independent
Florida Alligator also celebrates a century of existence, and both
hae seen their share of significant changes.
A Century .'- The Alligator, originally named The
-..:o.l .earge University News, published its first
lo1.-ea si-i~d;ipiepo- o -issue Oct. 19, 1906, and has since be-
a lli gaItlO come the largest independent student
newspaper in the country.
Similarly, UF is now one of the largest public institutions in the
nation. But 100 years ago, the numbers told a different story.
Sixty of the students enrolled in 1906 were college students, and
42 were completing their high school diplomas at the university.
University Archivist Carl Van Ness said very few high schools
in Gamesi-dile had an 1 1th grade in 1906. As a result, some students
x ere forced to nugrate to UF to rush their studies, so the univer-
sit % a. almor t halt subcollegiate.
The attrition rate as \ er- high at the time because not many
students transferred from other college institutions," Van Ness
said. "Therefore, the majority of the graduating classes were very
small."
There were only three fraternities established in Gainesville,
and the first chapter house that appeared on University Avenue
in 1907 was Alpha Tau Omega, followed by Kappa Alpha and Pi
Kappa Alpha.

SEE 100 YEARS, PAGE 3


Black History Month opens with civil rights speaker


* JEFFREY JOHNSON SAID BLACK
HISTORY SHOULD BE CELEBRATED
YEAR-ROUND.

By JACQUELINE DAVISON
Alligator Writer
jdavison@alligator.org

Changing the spelling of the n-word
doesn't numb the impact of it, a civil rights
activist said Tuesday night.


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freshmen in
place of Lee
Humphrey and
Corey Brewer,
the Gators used
a patchwork
squad to defeat
Mississippi on
Tuesday. See
story, pg. 20.


"If you believe for a moment that you can
take an -er off and put an -a at the end, that
it means something different, you're just
an ignorant n***er that can't spell," Jeffrey
Johnson said to scattered applause in the
Reitz Union Ballroom.
About 300 students attended the event,
which was a part of the Black History Month
program put together by the Black Student
Union.
Johnson, who, spoke to UF in 2003 and


2004, is the former director of the NAACP
Youth and College division.
SH also is known for his
w -ork with BET, encouraging
south to be politically ac-

the programs "Rap City"
and the "Jeff Johnson
-I ,k11, 7nnChronicles."
Black History Johnson said that
Month hip-hop culture has


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at the University
Auditorium at 8
p.m. Thursday.
See story, p. 11.


changed many things in the English lan-
guage, but it is difficult to turn back 400
years of history.
"It's so directly connected to everything
that is related to the historical abuse that
we as African people have endured in this
country," he said.
Referencing last night's State of the
Union address by President Bush, Johnson

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A group of hackers took over
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resource for classes, for 30 min-
utes Monday, said Marc Hoit, UF
interim vice provost for informa-
tion technology.
Instead of a page requesting
their GatorLink ID and pass-
word, students who typed in the
Web address saw a white page
with black text, in which a group
called "The Arabian Fighterz"
proclaimed their hacking prow-
ess and derided the security of
Vista.
"It was essentially a hack
to say, 'Ha, we were able to do
this,'" Hoit said. "They didn't
cause any damage actually,
couldn't cause any damage be-
cause (Vista) is secured."
Vista uses a programming
language-that pulls information
from other sources to create a
dynamic Web page. The hackers
manipulated the programming
so that it would point to their
own Web site, Hoit said.

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VOLUME 99 GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 2006 ISSUE 90
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OPENING


OF UNIVERSITY.


Attended With Elaborate Program and

Much Ceremony

Speeches by Florida's Favorite Sons That of Hon. N. P. Bryan Being
Replete with Good Points is Reproduced For the
Benefit of our Readers.


The University News
Vol. 1, No. 1
Thursday, Oct. 19, 1906

Thursday of last week was
one that will remain green in the
memory of Gainesville people for
a long time to come. It was the day
set apart for the public celebration of
the opening of the University of the
State of Florida in its new location
in the beautiful location one mile
west of the Court House, and just
over the city limits of Gainesville.
For several days the citizens were
engaged in preparing for the event,
the stores outside and in were deco-
rated profusely with the colors of the
University and appropriate mottoes
were in frequent evidence. A large
number of students had already re-
ported and these with their friends
aid relatives added considerably
to the crowds upon the streets. The
Committee of Arrangements had
formulated an attractive program
of exercises, secured a fine band
and the ladies as is always the
case were active in promoting the
successes of the day, by arranging a
reception with refreshments to be
enjoyed after the speaking. Shortly
after dinner everyone began wend-
ing their way toward the University
grounds, and by three o'clock, the
hour set for the opening of the
program, Gainesville with its closed
business houses had the appearance
of a deserted city. The large hall in
one of the completed buildings was
arranged for the occasion and was
packed to over flowing, many being
unable to secure.seats. After a bene-
diction by the Rev. T. P. Hay of the
Presbyterian church, the Hon. W. W.
Hampton was introduced and made


one of the finest welcoming address-
es ever listened to by the people of
Florida. It is to be regretted that it is
impossible to publish his remarks in
full, for they would make excellent
reading and a good reference for ris-
ing orators.
Excerpts from the speech by Florida
Governor N. P Broward at the opening
of UF, as reprinted in The University
News:
"Gainesville, beautiful in her sur-
roundings, patriotic, enthusiastic,
big-hearted Gainesville opens wide
her doors and bids the boys of the
state welcome."
"Why have a state university at
all? Why? This is an old question,
but the answer to it is very plain and
simple. The.same duty rests upon
the state to complete the education
of her future citizens as to begin it;
and the reason in both cases is that
an educated man makes a better citi-
zen than an uneducated or ignorant
man."
"The purpose of this university
is to educate the young men of the
state and to assist in this develop-
ment. And it is intended that the
instruction here shall be equal to
the best anywhere. We have a loyal
hardworking facility, specialists in
the subjects they teach: we have
efficient buildings... no tuition is
charged Florida students; board and
lodging are furnished at cost."
"The campus is laid off with the
idea of permanency. We have ample
grounds for all present and future
purposes."
"This is a public institution for
the benefit of all people. It makes no
difference how poor you are or how
rich you are, just so you are a gentle-
man and are willing to work."


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Freshmen boys wear rat caps to obey traditions. Freshmen, also known as
rats, were required to wear beanies throughout the first semester.


SPhotos and illustration courtesy of Carl Van Ness
A 1928 aerial illustration shows the 516 acres of UF campus and the surrounding land in Gainesville.


HUMBLE BEGINNINGS.

UF finds an identity at the turn of the century.


100 YEARS, from page 1


The Alligator covered fraternity news, including
social events, and printed the names of new members,
also known as freshman "rats." The sophomore class
would post "rat rules" for all freshmen to abide by,
including wearing "rat caps" to all events, except on
Sunday.
A popular, unofficial student group, known as the
Bo Gator Club, created in 1907, is said to be the most
likely origin of the Gator nickname. Bo Gator, short for
Brother Gator, was the nickname for Neal S. Storter,
who became captain of the 1911 football team.
Storter claimed the name originated just before
a Mercer College game when a Macon newspaper
reported the town "had been invaded by a bunch of
alligators from Florida."
At the time, the hangout of choice
was Uncle Dud's College Inn. Dudley
Williams opened his store up on
University Avenue and offered an as-
sortment of goods.
He stored beer kegs and liquor
for students until the faculty
found out.
Advertising in the Alligator
has changed significantly since
its first publication. General
Electric Co., the College Inn and
Bumett-the-Clothier were its top
advertisers and made sure not to
print any of their prices.
Although the university was
limited in its educational pro-
grams UF was a land-grant
institution required to teach law,
engineering and agriculture
it maintained courses in edu-
cation and liberal arts.
S During World War I, the
campus was transformed into a
training camp for the Students'
Army Training Corps, as
many students were forced to
Pictured here is serve their country during
Roy Corbett, captain of the the time.
1907 football team. Van Ness said the uni-


The first class to graduate from Gainesville's campus
consisted of only five men.
versity was lucky not to have lost any of its students to
the Spanish flu epidemic during World War I.
"The university transformed Floyd Hall, the old
agriculture building, into an infirmary where cots and
mats were brought in for the sick people," he said.
The most commonly treated illness in the infir-
mary was malaria. Van Ness said because the cam-
pus was built close to. a marsh, there were massive
amounts of mosquitoes. It took years for the city. to
recover.
The first president of the new university, Andrew
Sledd, assembled a faculty of 11 men, seven of whom
held a doctoral degree. Sledd was committed to setting
a high admissions standard.
Each major building on UF campus is named
after a previous president of the university.
When the campus first opened, Buckman and Thomas
halls were designed to be dormitories, but Thomas Hall
served as a combination of classroom, library building,
office and cafeteria until 1916, when it became strictly
a dorm.
Albert Murphee, UF president from 1909 to 1927,
oversaw all major campus development; during his
term, 46 buildings were erected, including 10 major
structures. In addition, eight separate colleges were
organized.
"Anyone would be hard-pressed to find a school es-
tablished in 1906 that is as established as this one," Van
Ness said. "We've done very well for ourselves."






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Johnson: Leaders

JOHNSON from page 1

offered his own take.
"The state of the union is confusion
because we are in a place where there is a
gap between generations," Johnson said.
"There are those that were a /part of the
civil-rights movement that believe that
we, as a generation, are lazy."
He encouraged leaders of student
groups to have vision and take part in the
community.
Groups who only have meetings and
do not actively serve those they represent
accomplish nothing, he said.
"If you are a student leader, and in the
past two days you have not talked to any
students, you are not a leader," he said.
He also questioned why black history
events are only held in February.
"We're the only people on the face of
the earth who allow other people to tell us
when to study our own history," he said.
Johnson was paid $5,000 to speak by
Cox Communications and BSU, said Billy
Holcombe, executive director of Black


must get involved
History Month activities.
"I think that he has a lot of insight in
terms of leadership," Holcombe said.
"The state of the union is confu-
sion because we are in a place
where there is a gap between
generations. There are those
that were a part of the civil-
rights movement that believe
that we, as a generation, are
lazy."
Jeffrey Johnson
civil rights activist

He noted that Johnson was the first
and only black Student Government
president at the" University of Toledo in
the 1970s.
"I think it kind of mimics the
whole vision of the Black History
Month 2006 goal," Holcombe said.
BSU President Denise Jean-Louis refused
to comment.


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Chronicles," kicks off Black History Month with his speech in the Reitz Union Grand Ball-
room on Tuesday evening.


Senators endorse


cultural director
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
Alligator Writer
acancino@alligator.org

Student senators sent a message to the UF administration
Tuesday night, passing a resolution asking the university to
hire a director of Asian Pacific American affairs.
Asian American students comprise about 7 percent of the
student body.
Student Sen. Justin Bell, author of the resolution, said the
Asian-American community on campus has been asking for a
director for about four years without the desired result.
"This bill is important because most of the cultures of
this campus are represented, but unfortunately the Asian-
American population has not gotten a director because of
funding," Bell said.
The resolution simply states the opinion of Senate rather
than becoming Student Government law.
"I urge each and every one of you to support this bill," Sen.
Jared Hemandez said, though he left the meeting before the
vote.
,Student Hernandez, a Student Body presidential
ovrm t candidate with the Unite Party, was one of
the bill's sponsors.
Senators also voted on a bill clarifying how SG money can
be used for food by student organizations.
The bill sets specific procedures if organizations want to use
SG money for a banquet.
Sen. Josh Weiss, one of the bill's authors, said that when
organizations request money for food to be consumed during
their activities, SG law only allows them to buy chips, soda and
other food that will attract more members.
He added that the bill is meant to prevent student organiza-
tions from using SG money for private dinners.
"We just want to make sure organizations are using the
(Activity & Service) Fee properly," Weiss said before the meet-
ing.
The bill will also require organizations to submit documen-
tation to the Student Body treasurer's office 30 days-before the
event and advertising plans by the time a committee hears the
money request.
Weiss said Student Boby Treasurer Lindsey Cosimi request-
ed the advertisement clause.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, associate director of the UF honors
program, spoke to senators during Tuesday's meeting.
"I find that public service is a true calling, as many of you
do. That's why you're sitting here on Tuesday nights," she
said.
Mastrodicasa is running for an at-large seat on the
Gainesville City Commission in this Spring's election.





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Justice Alito

Conservative replaces

the moderate O'Connor
t's all wrapped up.
Despite threats of filibusters and stall tactics by Senate
Democrats, Samuel Alito was confirmed by a margin of
58-42 in the Senate.
Now is a good time to reflect on the nomination process
as well as the man who has become the 110th justice on the
U.S. Supreme Court.
Despite his qualifications, Alito wasn't President Bush's
first choice to fill the vacancy left by Sandra Day O'Connor.
In a move that stunned America, Bush first nominated
White House counsel Harriet Miers to the high court.
Liberals jumped for joy. Even Sen. Harry Reid endorsed the
pick. But conservatives were outraged.
Their reasoning was simple.
She wasn't exactly unqualified, but she probably
wouldn't have been anything more than an empty robe on
the court. Conservatives wanted a new ideological leader.
They wouldn't settle for a second O'Connor.
Four days after Miers' withdrawal, Bush nominated Alito.
Bush's conservative base was much more accepting of the
Italian from the 3rd Circuit.
But the Princeton University and Yale Law School grad
had some dubious affiliations.
Specifically, Alito had been a member-of the Concerned
Alumni of Princeton, a group that protested coeducation and
affirmative action at the Ivy League institution. His involve-
ment in the group was minimal. But for some reason, Alito
chose to list his membership on a White House application.
Liberals pointed to Alito's membership as an indication of
extremely conservative beliefs. They never fully capitalized
on the point.
Fast forward to Alito's examination before the Senate
Judiciary Committee.
The first thing that one notices about Supreme Court con-
firmation hearings is the lack of real information exchanged.
Perhaps senators realize that the hearing is being broad-
cast live to news outlets around the country. They seem to
feel no need to draw real answers from a candidate.
In this instance, Democrats seemed to be showboating for
the cameras. They had to act tough, but their comments were
usually overly confrontational and irrelevant.
The Republican majority on the committee was no better.
GOP senators just tossed Alito softballs and watched as he
knocked them out of the park. They seemed unwilling to
refuse to rubber stamp the president's selection.
And Alito, without prompting, had no reason to supply
substantive answers to the panel. The lesson of the Robert
Bork nomination has become iron law for all successive
nominees: Above everything else, keep your mouth shut.
Alito, promising to keep an open mind in all cases, played
the part to a fault.
The net result was that almost nobody learned anything
new about the man or his constitutional beliefs.
Before Alito's final vote in the Senate, Sen. John Kerry at-
tempted to organize a filibuster, but Monday's cloture vote
was definitive. The now-infamous Gang of 14 had dashed
Kerry's hopes on the rocks of bipartisanship.
So Alito will fill O'Connor's spot on the Supreme Court
bench. The court will face a number of contentious cases in
the coming terms. We can only hope that Alito will retain
some of O'Connor's moderation.


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Apiece of Koranic scripture quoted in the charter of
Hamas offers some clues to the group's motives.
"The Day of Judgment will not come about
until Moslems fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide
behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say, 'O
Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and
kill him.'"
The charter of the duly elected majority party of the
Palestinian Authority also reads in part, "Initiatives, and
so-called peaceful solutions and international confer-
ences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic
Resistance Movement."
Another quote from Hamas' charter is, "For our
struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and
grave, so much so that it will need all the loyal efforts we
can wield, to be followed by further steps and reinforced
by successive battalions from the multifarious Arab and
Islamic world, until the enemies are defeated and Allah's
victory prevails."
But still some insist that Brutus is an honorable man.
The duly elected majority party of the Palestinian
Authority is a terrorist group. The U.S. Department of
State says so. The European Union says so, which is rather
extraordinary given that it has spent the last several years
being completely unwilling to label anyone who kills
Israelis as a terrorist.
So Hamas is a terrorist organization. Its leaders and its
members are terrorists. This election doesn't change that; a
terrorist is a terrorist, even if he wears a tie and has memo-
rized Robert's Rules of Parliamentary Procedure.
So what does it mean that a group that has repeatedly
refused to retract its charter and recognize that Israel now
holds 74 of the 132 seats in the Palestinian parliament?
It means that, for all the traditional post-mortem el-


ruled by terrorists
evation, Yasser Arafat laid a fun-
Sdamentally unsound foundation
for his Fatah party, one so weak
and tremulous that the Palestinian
Authority inevitably became
riddled with corruption.
Andrew Bare And so the Palestinians, sick
The Bare Truth of the incompetence and graft of
letters@alligator.org Fatah, turned desperately to the
candidates who pledged reform
and improved social services.
They turned to terrorists and cast their votes for murder.
If there's an upside to these events, it is that they give to
Israel the most precious of gifts: clarity.
No longer can Hamas' terrorism be rationalized as ex-
tra-governmental murder. Hamas is now the government.
If a suicide bombing or rocket attack is traced back to a
Hamas legislator who moonlights as a terrorist leader, it is
not an isolated attack. It is an act of war.
And those European countries that, for years, insisted
that they respected Israel's right to exist but questioned
its tactics must now face the truth of the issue. The new
Palestinian government has sworn to destroy the state
of Israel. If the EU continues to fund the Palestinian
Authority, if fund terrorists. And if it funds terrorists, its
views regarding Israel's legitimacy will be undeniable.
The Palestinian people chose death and destruction
over the corruption of the status quo. That was their
choice. Now they get to learn that voting is not an end
unto itself.
Electing murderers doesn't legitimatize them.
Andrew Bare is a journalism senior. His column appears on
Wednesday.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


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Athletes are viable candidates for SG
After reading Andi Lee's column Tuesday
about how student athletes should not be
in Student Government, I couldn't help
but get angry with her ridiculous comments.
She argues that athletes like Joakim
Noah and Tim Tebow shouldn't run for of-
fice because they have commitments to the
University Athletic Association.
Yet these same commitments didn't stop
Max Starks and Matt Bonner from serving in
SG.
Even though Bonner was one of the leaders
of the basketball team while also being a leader
in SG, Bonner still maintained a 3.9 GPA.
UF basketball player Al Horford's most
important responsibilities are to himself, his
family and his friends. He doesn't owe the
UAA or UF fans all of his free time; he owes it
to himself to use this time to do what he feels
is best.
Furthermore, student athletes who are
willing to give up their time in SG are doing a
great service to our school as they show pride
and support.
This sort of involvement can only further
help spread the great legacy of UF athletics
and our students.
Alan Rubin
UFalumnus and former student senator


SG athlete party could be a contender
First off, it wouldn't shock me if Ryan
Sherry didn't run but rather is gaining
attention for his party (which is working
very, very well). Second, to say it is "pre-
sumptousness" and that no one knows
Ryan Sherry is actually preposterous. Ryan
Sherry, of course, is not the biggest-named
athlete at UF, especially for a normal UF
student who only follows the major sports.
But I guarantee you Ryan Sherry knows
double or triple the numbers of people than
any other athlete at UF. I would go so far
to say he has one of the best personalities
of any athlete I have known, and I have
known quite a few.
He is also one of only three athlete mem-
bers of Blue Key.
It is sad when the Alligator and others
involved in SG complain that no one wants
to get involved in SG, and then when they
do, they chastise them.
This attention is actually a very good
thing for SG.
A lot of people are talking right now,
and it can only help SG in the future. Lastly,
in case you haven't noticed, the voter turn-
out for UF's student elections isn't exactly
good.
It wouldn't be that difficult for the MVP


Party to win, which is why other party
members might be a little worried right
now.
Diego Madrigal
3LW



Bible promotes love and understanding
I was pleasantly surprised to read
Michael Day's guest column on homosexu-
ality and the Bible. His views are a breath
of fresh air in a world full of Joshua Mizes,
Valerie "Laroches and Rachel Cereghinos'
- all students who wrote letters to the edi-
tor rebuking Day's column.
Since the Alligator saw fit to print only
letters against Day's opinion, I am inclined
to defend the column in the face of such ig-
norant opposition.
The Bible should not be read literally.
Men with prejudices against ancient societ-
ies wrote the Bible.
Since then it has been translated and
edited countless times; all by men who con-
sciously or unconsciously imbued their own
prejudices on the Bible as well.
My point is that the Bible's message is
not in the specifics, but rather the overall les-
sons of tolerance, love and forgiveness that


should be valued. And it is in that spirit that
we should forgive Joshua, Valerie, Rachel
and those like them for their ignorant trans-
gressions, for they know not what they do.
I sincerely hope that God will reveal him-
self to Joshua, Valerie, Rachel and all those
like them so that their rudimentary reading
of the Bible may be enlightened by his love.
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Picture undermines story's message
I am extremely offended by Monday's
article "Students Destroy Stereotypes."
Obviously, the photo (on the front
page, no less), which contained a student
with the logo "F*ck Tariffs and F*ck You"
branded on his shirt, Was an attempt to
undermine the noble procession that was
bringing down the wall of hurtful stereo-
types and slander.
I hope in the future your staff will be
more sensitive and aware that such seem-
ingly small actions lead to the hate crimes
that are prevalent in America today. An
immediate apology is in order.
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drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge, his energy agenda has been more
nonpartisan, Heaney said.
"There is a real good chance that
Democrats and Republicans will come to-
gether on alternative fuels," Heaney said,
"and energy policy is an area where the
federal government has power."


He said Bush's speech outlined the
Republicans' theme for the 2006 midterm
elections.
"The speech gives us some sense of
what's going to happen in the midterms,"
Heaney said.
Jardon said he agreed with everything
Bush said, especially "making the tax cuts
permanent, finishing the job in Iraq and
the energy policy."
UF College Democrats officer William


Foster said he enjoyed hearing the
Republicans' views Tuesday night but
thought the speech was filled with empty
rhetoric.
Zak Kline, a Democrat, said Bush sim-
ply pushed his agenda, especially in ral-
lying for the reauthorization of the Patriot
Act.
"It's something he really wants, but I
think it shouldn't have been passed in the
first place," Kline said.


Despite the differing appraisals of
Bush's speech, the group came together
when -critiquing the appearance of
Washington leaders on television.
Students laughed as they said Sen. John
McCain looked like a wind-up monkey,
Homeland Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff looked like a zombie and Sen.
John Kerry looked like Frankenstein.
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ADMINISTRATION

Enrollment ends for controversial benefits plan


By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Alligator Writer
jrichards@alligator.org

About 25 employees have
enrolled in UF's premiering do-
mestic-partner health plan, which
aims to cover gay and lesbian
partners of faculty and staff.
Vice President for Human
Resources Kyle Cavanaugh pre-
dicted that 1 percent of employees,
or about 120 individuals, would
participate. He said it would
take a few years for enrollment to
plateau at that number. Those eli-
gible for the. plan, approved Dec.
2 by the Board of Trustees, could
enroll throughout the month of
January. The next enrollment peri-


ods will be during October of this
and upcoming years.
Two sets of circumstances al-
low individuals to enter the pro-
gram outside the enrollment peri-
ods, which are set by the Internal
Revenue Service.
New employees can apply as
they are hired.
Employees may also enroll,
soon. after becoming eligible for
the benefits. Eligibility means, in
part, financial interdependence
with one's partner and a com-
mitted relationship of at least one
year.
Cavanaugh has instituted
similar programs at Vanderbilt
University and Rice University.
He said the plan is proceeding


regularly, though the media atten-
tion in Florida has been unique.
"I mean, if we were putting in
a dental plan, .there wouldn't be
any interest in
this," he said.
Cavanaugh
said many
eligible clients
decide to wait
and make an
informed deci-
Cavanaugh sion.
The plan will
give UF an important edge over
rival schools, many of whom al-
ready offer the benefits, he said.
"I think it removes any barriers
for us competing," he said.
Tamara Cohen, UF's director


of Multicultural and Diversity
Affairs, is the former director of the
office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Affairs a now-va-
cant position. She said enrollment
numbers are likely to increase as
the program attracts more eligible
faculty to the university.
"Last year during recruiting
time, I did get people who called
and asked, 'Do you have this ben-
efit?' and I had to answer, 'We're
working on it,'" Cohen said.
Many who were eligible for the
benefits may have turned them
down for financial reasons, she
said.
Because the U.S. government
does not recognize nonmarital
relationships, domestic-partner


benefits are not exempt from fed-
eral taxation. Marital benefits are.
Prospective clients who hoped
for a cheaper plan may have
found that the new plan would
increase their taxable income, and
therefore turned it down.
The plan has met some resis-
tance in the Legislature.
Rep. Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, au-
thored a bill sponsored by several
other lawmakers that prohibits
the use of state money in funding
the domestic-partner benefits.
From the program's concep-
tion, administrators planned to
circumvent state dollars to avoid
controversy. The benefits will be
supplied mostly by private dona-
tions and federal grants.


UF teaching center closes with no firm plans to reopen


* SOME SERVICES FOR FACULTY
ARE STILL AVAILABLE ONLINE.

By SABEHA HYLTON
Alligator Contributing Writer

The dosing of the University Center for
Excellence in Teaching office in Rolfs Hall will
mean some teaching aids and services offered
to UF faculty and graduate students will be
temporarily unavailable.
The center cosed in January after director
David Bloomquist left to focus on research. It
will open an office again, but the details have
not been worked out.
"If we have the best and brightest students,
they deserve the best and the brightest teach-


ers," said Bloomquist, an associate professor
in civil and coastal engineering. "I think it's
imperative or critical that we have some way
of improving teaching to the best of our abili-
ties.".
Several staff members operated the cen-
ter's office, but those people no longer work
there. Some services are still available on its
Web site.
"Originally, they were going to have an in-
terim director," said Bloomquist, but he added
he's not sure where the program is headed.
Debra Walker King, associate provost for
faculty development, said there is no timeline
yet for finding a new director, and they will be
taking things slowly.
She is using this transitional period to gath-
er information that will be used to improve the


center and to enhance what has already been
developed. The center's office will be dosed
until the research is completed and she finds
out what it needs. The office will open in some
form in the future, she said.
Her goal is to make the center a connector
between all of UF's teaching
UF centers. It will be used to
Academics collaborate with and assist
other teaching centers. King
is also trying to make the
center better-known and "make it a more use-
ful resource to faculty across the campus."
"Useful, well-known teaching centers are
going to be important to meeting the goals of
UF," King said.
The center's main services are sponsoring
workshops for faculty and graduate students,


peer reviews for faculty who want to evaluate
each other's teaching, a newsletter that pro-
vides teaching tips, and an online mid-semes-
ter course assessment for faculty and graduate
students, he said.
"We thought this would be an opportunity
to take a look at [the center] and enhance its
services," King said.
The center was established in 1994 with
the goal of helping teachers at UF be the best
they can be, according to a pamphlet. To ac-
complish this goal, they cover topics such as
getting tenured or promoted and adapting
new learning styles from other colleges and
universities.
Faculty and students can still contact the
center or use its resources through the Web
site at www.ucet.ufl.edu, King said.


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Book TV Bus pays UF a visit


By KEVIN MAHADEO
Alligator Writer

Bookworms and couch potatoes
find common ground. with C-
SPAN's Book TV Bus, which arrives
Thursday at UE
Essentially a studio-on-wheels,
the 45-foot-long, yellow-orange bus
has traveled across the nation to high-
light libraries, bookstores and various
book festivals from the annual
Miami Book Fair International to the
Library of Congress in Washington
D.C.
"It's great to be the first univer-.
sity press to be profiled this way,"
said Romi Gutierrez, assistant man-
ager of trade/sales promotion at the
University Press of Florida.
The Press is a branch of the State
University System that is responsible
for publishing a number of scholarly
books and texts across the eleven uni-
versities in Florida. The Press has
also published original works by
University System faculty.
The bus will film Thursday
morning at the Press's building, 15


NW 15th St., where it will highlight
several books on the Press's history
and political sciences list. Gutierrez,
a fan of the weekend-long Book TV
programming, said she hopes, the
broadcast gives the Press more expo-
sure and recognition.
"It's great to be the first
university press to be pro-
filed this way."
Romi Gutierrez
University Press of Florida
assistant manager

The bus will be parked at the
Engineering lot across from the Reitz
Union from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
There, students can visit the bus for
a tour of the studio and an interactive
demonstration on Book TV program-
ming.
"We'd definitely like the students
and faculty on campus to go check
out the bus," Gutierrez said, "to get
people interested in reading and
books."
Later in the evening, from 7 to


9, the bus will be at Goerings Book
Store, 3433 W University Ave., film-
ing the store's weekly readings titled
"Writers at Florida." This week fea-
tures a fiction piece by Dan Levine
and poetry by Laura Paul.
Goerings co-owner Tom Rider
said he expects the usual turnout of
70 to 80 people.
"More than anything else they
want a lively store," Rider said, "and
we'll be lively."
Rider said Goerings was a good
choice because the event gathers a
much younger crowd not usually
associated with bookstores, and the
store's look gives it an extra edge.
"[Book TV] likes to go to indepen-
dent stores because stores like Borders
all look the same," Rider said.
Along with promoting books and
other varying educational resources,
the Book TV Bus also promotes Book
TV programming something
Gutierrez said she feels is a good
thing.
"I like the fact that it is substantive
material," Gutierrez said. "It is not
the usual fodder you find on TV."


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Alligator Contributing Writer

For all those who lusted after Zack, crushed
on Kelly and survived that awkward phase
with Screech, here's the chance to get to know
the man behind the Bayside bunch.
Peter Engel, creator of the hit TV show
"Saved By The Bell," will speak at the
University Auditorium at 8 p.m. Thursday.
After 30 years in Hollywood writing, man-
aging talent and producing more than 1,000


episodes of TV programs, Engel will stop at
UF on his tour targeting college campuses.
"I plan to talk about making it in the en-
tertainment industry and the importance of
passion, perseverance and spirituality," Engel
said in an interview. "I want students to leave
the presentation knowing that they have an
opportunity to impact their world. If not them,
who's going to do it?"
Engel's appearance is co-sponsored by the
UF Christian student organization Campus
Crusade for Christ, Accent Speaker's Bureau
and Regent University in Virginia, where
Engel is a visiting professor and industry liai-
son. The event is free and open to the public.
"We were looking for a speaker that the


whole campus would be interested in and
someone who was a spiritual person," said UF
senior Josh Counihan, president of Campus
Crusade for Christ.
Campus Crusade for Christ rented the
University Auditorium for about
On $800 and paid for Engel's travel
CampuS expenses, said Counihan. Accent
will contribute $4,000 to bring
Engel as a speaker, he said.
Engel said he is looking forward to coming
to UF since he always enjoys interacting with
the loyal followers of the show and contribu-
tors to its success.
"I like to talk to them about what it takes to
impact society and shape a generation, some-


thing that we did without knowing at the time
when 'Saved By The Bell' aired," Engel said.
The classic high school sitcom ran from
1989 to 1994 on NBC and is now syndicated in
more than 85 countries.
Engel attributes the show's success to a
dynamic cast, relatable storylines and honest
characters.
"Except for Screech [actor Dustin
Diamond], who was only 11 years old at the
time of casting, all the kids we chose for the
show were playing their own ages," Engel
said. "We did real teen stories that-people
could identify with and were honest in our
comedy. We never wrote down to our audi-
ence."


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Individual Bedroom Leases
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352-331-1133
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Rent a 2BR/2BA Apt. Fully fumished in
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FREE $250 FREE
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Within 1 mile of UF. Rent $390 + until.
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ACROSS FROM UF
The Avenues
2/2,W/D, D/W, Alarm.
Private Baths and Balconies.
Reserve for Fall 371-7777
4-26-72-2

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Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $489
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come Seel 372-7111*
4-26-72-2
AUGUSTAVAILABILITY!
1,2 & 3 BR's! HUGE Floorplans!
Water/sewer included! Pets OK
Affordable $559-$799
Bus/bike to UF* 335-7275 4-26,72-2
BIG CITY LIVING DOWNTOWN
Stylish Studios, 1/1's, 2/2's, & 3/3's
Pool *Alarm Pets Welcome
Leasing for Fall: 338-0002
4-26-72-2

*SUN BAYAPTSO
*Some furnished avail*
**Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $460/mo*O2-1 $520/mo
www.sunisland.info 0*0376-6720
4-26-72-2
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $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
Fitness Center*Tanning*Pool*Pets
Leasing NOW/FALL*379-9255
4-26-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-26-72-2
COZY, CONVENIENT, CLOSE!
1 & 2 bedrooms for Fall
pool, tennis bball, alarms
FREE UF-PARKING
376-4002 Pinetreegardens.com
4-26-72-2
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-26-72-2


Near School, Near Play
SNear PERFECT
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
4-26-72-2

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
4-26-72-2

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

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

2/2 Townhome at UF
From $555 per BR suite.
W/D, Alarm, D/W.
Pets ok. 371-0769
OPEN until 8pm Weekdays
4-26-72-2

Wood Floors
1 and 2 BRs from $689
W/D avail, central Air.
Pets ok. Walk to UF.
Reserve for Fall 371-7777
4-26-72-2

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

NOW LEASING FOR JANUARY
1 br for $609 or 3br/2ba for $880
Great location Spacious Incl some utils
Alarms, park FREE @ UF, Pets welcome
www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111
4-26-72-2

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


*1 BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL"
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats ** $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 00 $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 0* $725/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft 0* $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless intemet
$450 deposit 376-2507
4-26-72-2

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
4-26-72-2

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*
4-26-72-2

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

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

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


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

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


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


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Large 1 and 2 bedrooms. Free water, sewer,
pest control. Open Saturdays. Ventura Apts.
1902 SW 42nd Way 352-376-5065 2-6-
20-2

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 1st & last. Pref.
grad std. No pets, W/D hook up, dish, .wd
firs., cent A/C, gas heat, trees. Call Tom
>8PM orwkd 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
2-7-20-2

Great Value -
1, 2, & 3 BR Flats
FREEAlarm, FREE WD, PC Lab
24hr Gym, Screened Porch, Pets OK
FREE Tanning 372-0400
4-26-71-2

LUXURIOUS
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
4-26-71-2

********WALK TO UF********
2BR/1BA in older brick house behind Leo
706. Large living room area. Pets arranged.
Some utilities included $580/mo. Call Greg
214-3291 2-3-17-2

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
4-26-69-2


Affordable at UF
2BR's from $599
Central Air, Laundry
On site, Pets ok.
Reserve for Fall 371-0769
4-26-69-2

*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
2-2-15-2

ACTION REALTY
Individual and Semester Leases
Available immediately
Convenient UF access. $375 to $620/MO
352-331-1133
www.action-realtors.com
4-14-61-2

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-
26-69-2

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,
514-5060 cell. 2-3-25-2

1 BR & 2BR1 BA 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

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-
3704 2-13-20-2'

CLOSE IN LOTS OF GREEN SPACE
2BR home $650/mo. Call 352-378-9220 or
213-3901 2-1-10-2

Gator Place 2br/lba condo, newly renovat-
ed, d/w, hkups, near ShandsNet School/bus
lines edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
4-26-65-2

SW Lg 1br, lba. Walk-in closet, d/w, w/d
hkups, near Shands, Vet School & UF, $395
- $425 edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
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Call us, we'll find your New Home.
edbaurmanagemeht.com 375-7104 4-26-
65-2

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
371-3260. 2-9-15-2

A A Cheap A A* A
1 BR Apts. Near UF & downtown. Starting @
$395/mo. Avail. Now. Others Available. Call
371-3260. 2-9-15-2

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.
4-26-64-2

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 hkp. New paint &
firs. Rental Workshop 870-0904, 318-4553.
2-2-10-2


Luxury 1 bedroom I bath
in Creekside Villas on busline
Washer/dryer hookups. New carpet
new paint only $550 mo
Andree Realty 375-2900
4-26-62-2

Walk To Class
2br, 1 ba excellent condition
909 SW 6th Ave
Pets OK $450
Andree Realty 375-2900
4-26-62-2

PRIVATE BACKYARD
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)
4-26-62-2


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
2-6-10-2

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

EFFICIENCY in quiet NW neighborhood.
All utils/cable incl. $395. Call after 5:30 PM.
377-1868. 2-10-13-2

MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!
3 & 4 Bedrooms for Fall!
FREE UF PARKING, tennis,
Affordable, Pool, Pets, Alarm
376-4002 Pinetreegardens.com
4-26-60-2

*Quiet Living, GREAT PRICE*
1BR/1 BA & 3BR/2BA flats
W/D, Alarms, Pet Friendy
Close to UF, Shopping & Restaurants
Aspen Ridge, 367-9910.
4-26-60-2

CLOSE TO UF, SHANDS & VET SCHOOL
2BR 1.5BATH, ceramic tile, w/d hookups,
$575/rent, 3925-A SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 2-3-5-2


ADORABLE 3BR 1.5BAI
Great House, 2 living areas, washer/dryer,
Ceiling fans, newer carpet, $850/rent
2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
S www.turlingtonrealestate.com 2-3-5-2


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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 2-3-5-2


CUPID'S SPECIAL!
On all 2BR/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 UFI!!
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
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
4-26-60-2

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!
1BR/1BA;tile, W/D, dishwasher
1220 NW 1stAve- Walk to UF!
Call for pricing.Campus Realty 692-3800
2-20-20-2

Historic Downtown Area
2BR/1BA, $450/mo, central H/AC, balcony,
pets ok.
Peartree Realty, Inc.
REALTOR 335-3802 2-21-15-2

Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA, hot tub, screened
back porch, fenced yard, wash/dryer provid-
ed, big house 3413 NW 8th Ave, 339-2342,
$1550/mo 2-7-5-2

Avail Aug 1 Studio/lBR home. One block
from campus. Very nice, wood floors, fire-
place. 106 SW 12th St. Call 339-2342 $500/
mo. Wash/dryer provided. 2-7-5-2


Avail Aug 1 5BR/2BA home very nice, quiet
road. Wood .floors, wash/dryer provided,
fireplace, $1600/mo 1803 SW 43rd Ave. Call
339-2342. Call for directions. 2-7-5-2

Avail Aug 1 5BR/3BA short walk to campus,
wood floors, wash/dryer provided, big back
yard. 518 NW 15th St. $1750/mo Call 339-
2342 2-7-5-2

Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA home. Ceramic tile
throughout, fenced yard, pets ok. $1225/mo
1330 NW 39th St. Call 339-2342 for direc-
tions. 2-7-5-2

Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA Big house on private
fenced yard, ceramic tile floor throughout,
pets ok. 2100 NW 8th Ct. $1350/mo 339-
2342. Call for directions. Wash/dry provided.
2-7-5-2

4BR/2BA.home avail Aug 1. Nice private lot,
fireplace, tile floors, washer/dry provided,
garage. 2606 NW 34th St. $1375/mo 339-
2342 2-7-5-2

Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA nice house, fireplace,
wood floors, wash/dryer provided 1105 NW
10th Ave. $1525/mo. Call 339-2342 2-7-5-2

Avail Aug 1 4BR/3BA home is just 2 years
old, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, washer/dryer.
2108 NW 8th Ct. Call for directions 339-2342
$1500/mo. 2-7-5-2

ONLY 7 BLOCKS FROM CAMPUS.
Available now. Completely remodeled. 1BR
Duplex. 1313 NW 7th Ave. Call 871-6413
2-28-20-2




HUGE 1BR/1BA apt. Avail May 1st, 3 blks
from campus. Across from stadium. W/D,
wood firs, Courtyard. Call 321-508-9413
2-7-5-3

FEMALES ONLY 1/1 in 2/2 in Country
Gardens Apd. by VA Hospital. $330/mo with
$250 deposit. Available now! Please call
Anita 646-284-2595 or complex office 352-
373-4500 2-7-5-3

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.
immediately. 2-9-21-3


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 util. 311 SW 3rd
Ave. Call Michelle 352-870-5126 AVAIL
NOW 2-2-15-3

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.aan-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 icheng@bellsouth.net 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-
776-0372 2-14-15-3

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/Mo. Call 786-683-4282. 2-7-10-3

2 BR/2.5 BA. Townhouse @ The Gardens.
$669/mo. Free gym membership, part fum
common area, balcony & small porch. Quiet
neighborhood. Call 352-219-1620. 2-7-
10-3

1 BR furnished apt-style w/bath & kitchen
$510/mo until. 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 whzhao@ufl.edu,
352-378-9237 (H) or 386-462-6309 (L) 2-
3-5-3

1 BR/ 1BA. Sunbay Apt. First Floor,
Duck Pond View, Minutes from Campus;
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, ethemet & W/D
incl. Furnished; walk in closet. 954-651-
0086 2-10-10-3

* 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 carab@ufl.edu. 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/mo. Arbor
Lofts 1824 NW3rd PL. Close to Campus and
shops on University. Parking outside door,
quiet, skylight, loft apt. 786-371-6000
2-6-5-3

OXFORD MANOR
Female summer sublease 1 BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BAfurn, utils incl $150 dep, $459/mo. Great
bus routes. Call Shannon 407-474-9241 2-
1-2-3

1ST MONTH FREE
1BR w/private BA @ The Cambridge. $495/
mo. Call 239-455-3347 2-10-8-3

Sublease for F at Melrose Student Suites.
Private bed and bath in a 4BR apt. $394,
everything incl. Call 904-206-0551 or 258-
0505. 2-7-5-3

Sublease until end of September. 1BR apt at
Sunrise. Close to UF, Shands, VA. Avail Feb
6th. $459/mo. Call Vlady at 386-454-7574
2-14-10-3

Luxurious Apt. 4BR/4BA in Gainesville Place
Phase 2 $480/mo incl. all utils. Maids service
& hi-spd intemet. For Male. Close to UF. Call
(352) 262-1574. 2-7-5-3


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Subleases


HUGE 1BR/1BAApt. Avail. May 1st. 3 BIks.
from campus. Across from stadium. W/D,
wood firs., courtyard. Call 321-508-9413.
2-7-5-3.,

Female Only for 1/1 in 2/2 in Country
Gardens Apt. by VA Hospital. $330/mo. with
$250 deposit. Available Now! Please call
Anita 646-284-2595 or complex office at
352-373-4500. 2-7-5-3


* Roommates

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

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

F NS grad/prof needed for 1BR in BRAND
NEW 2/2 condo. 2 mi to UF on bus rte.
W/D. $450 + 1/2 util/mo. Common area
furnished, tile firs. No pets. 904-386-6485 or
apena13@ufl.edu 2-13-107-4

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

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
@atlantic.net 2-6-20-4

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-
8878 2-6-20-4

Handyman can work off rent. Roommnates
share 2BR/2BA in Clayton Est. $150 dep/
$300mo. Police clearance. Sat. TV & phone
incl. 172 GRU bill. Sat disl. Unlimited long
"stance Call 331-2344 2-1-16-4

M/F to share w/3. UF students. No party
animals. 4BR/3BA house. Newly remodeled.
Close to UF. Fully furn. incl. W/D. Inc. cable,
internet, you pay 1/4 utils. $350/mo $250 sec
dep. No pets/NS Avail now 386-212-1578
2-6-15-4

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. davem@ufl.edu 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
2-2-15-4

Room available ASAP in 2/2 Vintage View
Condo. Quiet, clean community. No pets, no
smoking $495/MO. Call Matt 407-702-8019
2-9-20-4

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

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-
1-10-4

WANTE'D! 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 mc'lease. W/D, nicely decorated-new
paint, furn/unfurn. $350 -$450/mo +-util. 352-
375-6996 or 352-284-0979 2-6-10-4


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BR w/pvt BA conv location, quiet parktside,
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
2-6-20-4

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

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.
keenandk@ufl.edu 2-7-10-4

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
2-28-33-4

* 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 until. 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 or 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
krrltobl3@hotmail.com. 2-2-5-4

Luxury room for rent. Downtown, right
above Dragonfly Sushi. Master BR in
3BR/3BA 2 story condo available. $729/md
EVERYTHING included. Call Anthony at
352-337-1330. 2-9-10-4

Room for Rent 1 Block from UF!!
4BR Townhouse- Own Bathroom.
$500/mo
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-
2-5-4

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-
3936 2-8-8-4

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-
7164 2-6-6-4

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
taji050@ufl.edu 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 at 256-4745 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-
0827 2-7-6-4

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-
6215 2-6-5-4

Need female roommate to share 2BR/1BA
apt. $250/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 256-6389 2-
7-5-4

Room in 2BR/1BA 1 block south of Mellow
Mushroom, 2 blocks from NW corner of UF
campus. Wood floors, washer, dryer, CA,
DSL, piano, off-street parking. $400/mo, util
included. Call Zac 352-281-9900 2-14-10-4

1 BR Avail. Now for spring & summer. 5 min.
UF. Free Dig. Cable, $300/mo + 1/3 util.
Female or Male non-smoker. 352-332-2234
or 352-514-1441 2-14-10-4

1 M/F to Fill 1BR/1BA in a 3BR/3BA apt in
The Polos. Directly on bus routes 36, 35 &
9. Great amenities and management! Only
$300/mo + 1/3 utilities. Call Mark at 904-477-
8156 1-7-5-4


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
3-31-97-5

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

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

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

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

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

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-
17-21-5

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
forAll Your Real Estate Needs 352-745-6118
2-20-20-5

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-
8459 2-28-22-5


Nice 2BR/2BA mobile hom in Oak Park
Village. Convenient to campus. 813-967-
5176Asking $16,500. 2-7-5-5


1a Furnishings

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

BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
352-377-9846 4-26-72-6

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

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

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

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-26-72-6


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


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

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

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

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

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

BRAND NEW FURNITURE
OO** Shop On-lineO***
Mattress Sets $169
5pc. Bedroom Sets $495
And Much Morel 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
4-26-72-6

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


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

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

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

FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both
for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-0333 4-
26-72-6

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

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

**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $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.
4-26-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring-set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846.4-26-72-6

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

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

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del, $80 317-4031

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

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

FUTON & 2 REFRIGERATORS
* Mission style, wood/metal 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!
4-26-63-6

OBeds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle 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


Cash Paid for Laptops
SALES 0 SERVICE PARTS
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-26-72-7






4-26-68-7

GATORNERD.COM
-Computer/ laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
-Fix it for $44!!
-Home/ dorm 352-219-2980 4-26-68-7





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Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
www.AComputerGeek.com 8-16-89-7

"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-26-56-7


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a l Bicycles

In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds


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PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-26-72-10

8 ft Slate Pool Table
Cherry with ball and claw feet. $1500. 352-
317-6096 2-3-7-10

Beautiful White Long
WEDDING DRESS
Never worn. Size 4, $300. Call Karen
352-226-6863 2-13-10-10


WI Motorcycles. Mopeds

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


Swamp Cycles
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and more!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
S4-26-72-11


.***SOLANO CYCLE***.
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.cem 4-26-72-11
CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES
SCOOTERS, or dirt bikes in ANY condition,
Running or not. titles or not. Prompt pick up.
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
3-10-132-11

*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
Owned by Gator grads. 1901 NW 67 PI
352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com
Best prices in Gainesville. Will beat all Gville
competitor's prices on similar models. 4-
26-72-11

LIKE NEW 05 XPEED SCOOTER
w/cable lock and alarm. Less than 200 miles.
Top speed of 50. $1300 OBO (352) 871-
3502. 2-2-10-11

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
2-6-5-11


5 Autos

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

CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-26-72-12

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

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

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

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

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

BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS

www.39thaveimports.com
4-26-70-12

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.
2-10-22-12

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
*GETA 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
352-494-2565. 2-7-10-12


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
CHRYSLER CONVERTIBLE
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-
226-6863 2-13-10-12
Chevy Astro Minivan '98 .
4.3 L. Maroon. 98K. miles. Automatic. Runs
Great. $3500 OBO. Call 352-246-8596. 2-
6-4-12
'98 SUBARU FORESTER
4 wheel drive, 5 speed, 113k, $5495. Also
'95 HONDA 750 MAGNA MOTORCYCLE,
$3500.Call 472-9273 or
email billconradconstruction@yahoo.com
2-7-5-12


Wanted


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
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
2-3-19-13
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in theTower Rd. area 2-3-19-13

LOCALARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243.
4-26-57-13


n Help Wanted,

This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or 4oss 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 4-28-72-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
26-72-14
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business
Sales and IT needed for various position
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Jc
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.cot
employment 4-26-72-14
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
26-72-14


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

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-26-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
S$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-26-72-14

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
4-26-72-14

Telephone Interviewing
NO SALES
$7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS
Apply @ UF Survey Research Center
M-F 9am-9pni 408 W University Ave.
Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105
Must work eve/wknd
4-26-72-14

GATOR DOMINOS
$10 -45/Hour DRIVERS
$6.15 $7.15/Hour INSIDERS
$35K-$50K/year MANAGERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-26-72-14

Park Place Car Wash is looking for hard
workers for all positions. Manager. Detailer.
Cashiers (fullday availability) & Lineworkers.
(AM 8:30-1) & (PM 12-6). Apply: 7404 NW
4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 2-28-36-14

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

*DANCERS NEEDED*
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 2-9-25-14

GatorHospitalityJobs.com
Apply online to restaurants, hotels &
clubs in the Gainesville area. We need
servers, cooks, drivers and more. 2-28-
37-14

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

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

Summer Jobs
*$2100
OCo-Ed Camp
*Seven weeks
ORoom and Board Included

Get Paid to Playl
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male andfemale 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 philoernie@yahoo.com
2-6-20-14'


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

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

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

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
SALES ASSOCIATE
FT and PT for hotel. Hourly & bonus,
Weekdays & weekends. Friendly attitudes
w/good customer svc skills. Apply in person:
4021 SW40th Blvd. 2-1-15-14

HUNGRY HOWIES
is hiring flyer distributors. Great pay,
flexible hours. Apply in person or at
www.gatorhowies.com 2-1-15-14

Brand Protection Agency
Ineternet Researchers needed for our
Gainesville office. FT 9am-6pm (M-F) PT
Negotiable. Resumes@NetEnforcers.com
2-8-20-14

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
2-8-20-14

FREE DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP
Become a certified Divemaster
In time for summer jobs
870-1839/ ken@trekdiver.com 2-3-17-14

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
The Phonetics Laboratory 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 jenlsilver@yahoo.com
3-10-39-14

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
St. 2-1-10-14

NAPOLATANOS IS HIRING
Exp & friendly eves & wkends. SERVERS
& DELIVERY DRIVER (own car). Apply in
person betw 2&5pm 606 NW 75th St 2-
1-10-14

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-
1-10-14

Earn $500 Students wanted to enter contest
to create business plan sales presentation &
web site for real estate investors. If interested
email: wright36@hotmail.com 2-1-10-14

MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS, MODELS!
Make $75-$250/day
all ages and faces wanted!
No exp. Required, FT/PT!
800-851-6131 2-15-20-14
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
G8RBAY.com
*Get Paid & Have Fun *Flexible Hrs. &
Competitive $ *No Experience Needed
*Transportation Required *Resume To
g8rbay@bellsouth.net 2-3-10-14


Looking for District managers for a Health
and Wellness company. Work from any loca-
tion, flexible hours, full training. Natural, safe,
vegan & cruelty free products. Call 407-687-
6592 email mackenzie@myarbonne.com ww
w.mackenzie.myarbonne.com 2-3-10-14

WORSHIP LEADER / KEYBOARDIST.
Contemporary songs. Paid position. Salary
of $60/wk. Ascendent of God Church. Call
Pastor Terry, 352-472-5433 or 472-7736
2-3-10-14

PT TRANSCRIPTIONIST/CLERICAL
for 3-doctor office. Transcription experience
necessary. Fax resume: 352-378-1828 2-
3-9-14

Office Assistant FT, Quick starter, multi-
tasker, detailed, computer skills, versatile,
daring, stamina, varied outside physical
work. Resume to 626 NE 1st St, 32601 or
paul.s.rothstein@yahoo.com 2-6-10-14-

AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed children's
overnight camp. Men & Women wanted for
all activities & couselor positions. Nursing
positions available too. Good Salary.
Internships Available. -We provide campers
with a safe quaility experience that will stay
with forever. Let us do the same for you.
Visit website, www.campnockamixon.com to
schedule on campus interview for Feb 22
2-26-2-14

Safe drivers needed.
$12-15/hr. February 13 and 14. Call 372-
4411. 2-3-8-14

GENIUSES WANTED
for freelance work in web design, graphic
design & coding. Please call Ashley @ 352-
371-6536 2-7-10-14

ATTENTION DESIGN/ART STUDENTS
PT Merchandiser Position Avail. $10/hr. Flex
schedule. Contact Ms. Burton @352-378-
4278. 2-7-10-14

HUNGRY HOWIES is now hiring
Cash paid daily. Drivers & inside workers
needed. Flexible schedule. Full & part time
availalbe. Apply in person 3105 SW 34th St.
2-22-20-14

NOW HIRING VALET ATTENDANTS
FT & PT. Must be avail to work midday at
lease 2x/wk. Must be customer oriented &
dependable. Call or Iv msg for Andy 1-888-
463-1954 ext 205. 2-3-4-14

JIMMY JOHN'S
GOURMET SANDWICHES
Wanted: full time managers. Apply in person
1724 W. University Ave. G'ville. 2-7-10-14

YMCA
Students; the YMCA needs you! Join our
customer service team. Applicant must
have proven customer service and computer
experience. Flexible hours, fun atmosphere.
Staff needed for Spring and Summer semes-
ter. Please apply in person at our Northwood
YMCA location: For directions please call
374-9622 DFWP/EOE 2-3-7-14

WAREHOUSE AND SHIPPING
Major Internet Retailer. FT- flexible schedule,
competitive pay plus bonus. Learn more at:
www.bytheplanet.com/careers.htm. Fax 815-
301-8667 or call 352-367-8600 2-2-5-14

INSIDE SALES REPS FT
Major internet Retailer, No cold calls. Sales
and Computer experience preferred. Will
train. Salary plus bonuses. Fax 815-301-
8667 or call 352-367-8600. 2-2-5-14

Male companion for HS student who loves
sports. Needs to be friendly, dependable,
have car and be avail. 2:30-5:30, M-F. $13/hr
Call Morrisons 335-3663. 2-2-5-14

ENTREPRENEURS NEEDED FT
Enterprise Management Program.
Business, marketing or ad background. Will
train. Salary, plus bonuses. Call 352-367-
8600 9am-6pm EST. 2-2-5-14

Technician Needed FT/PT
A.M. a must.
Institute of Veterinary Spec.
Please apply in person
7520 W. University Ave. 2-2-5-14


Summer Camp Positions & More! Download
an application at www.suncountrysports.com
and then call 331-8773 or 378-8711. 2-9-
10-14

PINCH-A-PENNY
Customer Service Sales Stock. Apply in
person 7100 W. University Ave. or 5010 NW
34th St. 2-24-20-14

CHEMIST/TECHNICIAN
for research lab, degree preferred,
FT/PT, $9-$15/hr. Email resume to:
qmt2006@bellsouth.net 2-3-5-14

Bookkeeping asst/Admin asst. for non-profit
org. FT w/excellent benefits. Computer skills
& good org skills req. Knowledge ofACCPAC
accounting helpful. Please send resume:
CILNCF attn: Collette 222 SW 36th Terr.
G'ville, FL 32607 or fax 352-378-5582 2-
3-5-14

SALES CLERK
$6.50/hr. PT .Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique 372-1226 2-10-10-14

Would an extra $3000 per week work
for you? It's easy when you know how.
www.MegaWealthy.com/1588 2-3-5-14

Wanted:
Gators, Almost Gators, Ex-Gators,
Wannabe Gators &
Even NeverWannabeGators
For Part Time Inside Sales at
Infinite Energy.
Salary and Commission.
Flexible daytime hours.
Call Brad at 331-8837, ext 3125 between
5pm and 7pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays,
or send resume to
wehavejobs@infiniteenergy.com
Immediate need.
Earn money for the beach this summer.
EOEIAAIMFDV
2-28-22-14

Earn at least $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to 397 in the
Psychology Building or call 392-0601 ext
297. 2-3-5-14

FLOWERSHOP HELPERS
for Valentine's. Apply in person 635C NW
13th St. 2-3-5-14

P/T LEASING AGENT
from 12-7pm needed. Good customer ser-
vice and sales skills required. Fax resume to
352-332-0895. 2-6-5-14

MORTGAGE CONSULTANT & INVESTMENTS
Growing mortgage company hiring PT pro-
cessors and telemarketers. Flexible hours,
no exp. required, only a willingness to learn
and have a positive attitude.
352-379-7981 EOE 2-6-5-14

Morning help needed 8 am-12 working on
driving range. Hit all the golf balls you want.
Apply at 6007 S Archer Rd. 2-6-5-14

GREETER ATTENDANT
FT/PT Mon-Sun. Flexible hours. Friendly
customer service skills req. Call Andy 888-
463-1954 ext. 205 2-13-10-14

CASHIERS
FT/PT Mon-Sun. Will work with schedule.
Friendly customer service skills req. Call
Andy 888463-1954 ext 205 2-13-10-14

ASST. OPERATION MANAGER
FT friendly customer service skills req.
Please call Andy 888-463-1954 ext 205 2-
13-10-14


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VALET PARKING
FT/PT Flexible hours, will work around
schedule. Must be customer oriented and
dependable. Call or leave message for
Andy 888-463-1954 ext 205 Good pay!
3-20-30-14

Summer Counselors Wanted
Counselors needed for our student travel
and pre-college enrichment program, middle
school enrichment, and college admissions
prep. Applicants must be 21 years old
by June 20th and posses a valid driver's
license. We need: Mature, Hardworking,
.Energetic individuals who can dedicate 4-7
weeks mentoring and supervising teens. To
recieve information of apply, please visit our
website: www.summerfun.com or 1800-645-
6611. 2-27-20-14

Optimetric asst. needed for busy office
Tuesday, Thursdays, and weekends. No
previous exp. necessary. Will train $7/hr.
Email resume and availability to
humanresources@starlingeyegroup.com
2-6-5-14

AUNTIE ANNE'S PRETZELS is seeking a
mature person for flexible hours 18-30 per
wk. Apply in person, Food Court in The Oaks
Mall. 2-13-20-14

Data collection, typing skills, and hi-speed
internet connection required. Email qualifi-
cations to getdata@earthlink.net 2-2-3-14

BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Hiring servers, kitchen, drivers, pizza mak-
ers. Apply in person 5 SE 2nd Ave. 352-335-
7123, 2-14-10-14

AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed children's
overnight camp. Men & Women wanted
for all activities and counselor positions.
Nursing positions, available too. Good Salary.
Internships Available. We provide campers
with a safe quality experience that will stay
with them forever. Let us do the same for you.
Visit web site, www.campnockamixon.com to
schedule on campus interview for Feb 22.
2-2-2-14

Prestigious Trail's End Camp
Pennsylvania Summer Camp -
Guaranteed Experience of a Lifetime;
Limited openings for Sports Specialists,
Crafts Specialists, Waterfront Counselors
(Lake and Pool) and Bunk Counselors; June
18th August 13th Gain practical experi-
ence working with kids.
SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION NOW!
www.trailsendcampjobs.com 2-1-1-14

DATA PROCESSING
Local mailer needs reliable individual.
Flexible hours. Thorough perception of
Microsoft Excel required. Call Tito 9 AM-
Noon 377-8400 or Fax resume to 377-0691.
2-14-10-14

FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS WANTED
Work from the convenience of your loca-
tion. Brainfuse is provider of supplemental
services to US students grade 3-12. Send
resumes to jobs@brainfuse.com *Bilingual
preferred. 4-26-56-14

Tutors needed for one-on-one tutoring. At-
risk elementary school students. $9/hr., 15-
20 min. drive to campus. Tutors must have
federal work-study work permit. Contact Sally
for sched at 352-384-1155, st23@cox.net
2-7-5-14

Need PT help with

ELECTRICAL EXP.
Flex. hrs. Call Ken 352-339-1746. 2-3-3-14


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Looking for PT responsible help for
PAINTING & PLASTERING. Start $7.50/hr.
Own transportation a must. Call 352-378-
7013. Lv Msg. 2-14-10-14






PARADIGM
Neaor emnuyafeo "a nan rlo be
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
Growing
& Dynamic Co.
Career Advancement!
EOE, DFWP
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UF hockey club
BY NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer

If the UF football team needs
money, Jeremy Foley's door is open.
If the baseball team needs venue
improvements, a construction crew
works around the clock to update
J*


Cold Shoulder


struggles for fin
McKethan Stadium.
If the UF ice hockey club team
needs to practice, it has two op-
tions: go to the roller courts behind
Broward or drive for an hour and a
half to the nearest rink.
To Jonathan Ortrier, the three-
hour weekly round trip is worth it.
Ortner, a senior defenseman,


Courtesy of UF ice hockey club
Defenseman Jonathan Ortner handles the puck for the UF ice hock-
ey club team against Florida State in Savannah, Ga., on Jan. 14.


ancial support
acts as the captain and president of
the cub team, arranging most of its
traveling and scheduling.
The team tries to arrange prac-
tices at the roller courts, but ice
time means a weekly road trip to
Jacksonville's Skateworld, the near-
est ice rink.
"Obviously I'd like to have a
rink closer," Ortner said. "We'd get
more practice time. I know we'd get
more guys out that go to Florida that
play hockey. A lot of guys that go
to Florida don't want to drive and
make that commitment. It's just dif-
ferent priorities for some people."
The situation likely won't im-
prove in the future. In order to
possibly get a rink in Gainesville,
hockey would likely have to become
an official sport at UF.
"I think you would have to have
a rink on campus and with Title IX,
they would have to add another
women's sport," Ortner said. "We're
so far down on the food chain of
sports that the [University Athletic
Association] would want. They
probably would want men's soccer
over men's hockey because they
already have a facility for men's
soccer.
"It's a lot of money to maintain
ice, especially if we're the only ones
that are going to be skating on it. ... I
don't think it would be in the UAA's
budget to put in a rink."
Speaking for Associate Athletics
Director Chip Howard, UAA
spokeswoman Kathy Cafazzo said
that he could not speak definitively
about the possibility of a rink being
installed at the O'Connell Center but
said that it was highly unlikely, es-
pecially during basketball season.

Talent problems
With the lack of financial sup-
port and no local playing venue, the
Gators have suffered when they take
the ice.
That is because of a lack of both
quality and quantity of talent.
"I can't see any other dub having
it as difficult as we do," Ortner said.
"We can't offer them any scholar-


ships. We can't help them get into
school here. The only thing we can
do is pass around flyers and try to
get the word out."
Twenty-four students man the of-
ficial roster right now, but that num-
ber will be cut as the season winds
down. Only 16 players attended
a recent practice in Jacksonville,
Ortner said.
"The team always dwindles
down," senior forward Steven Lorch
said. "We start out with 25, 30 guys
coming out. By the end of the year,
there are 15, 18, 20 guys at most."
That's been apparent this
season. The Gators have lost 15
straight since opening the season at
Skateworld with a 7-5 win against
Florida Institute of Technology.
In the team's most recent ac-
tion, UF lost by a combined 27-0 in
two games last weekend at Naples
against Florida Gulf Coast.
"We have enough to have three
lines and four defenses and two
goalies," Ortner said. "We're play-
ing 20-minute periods, so obviously
their legs get tired. We pretty much
get run into the ground by the third
period."

Recruiting problems
UF's opponents have another de-.
cisive advantage they recruit.
On Oct. 22, the Gators traveled to
play Kennesaw State, the No. 1 team
in the American Collegiate Hockey
Association South Region, located
20 miles north of Atlanta.
The Owls announced intentions
to add hockey as a varsity sport last
summer, and they have already be-
gun bringing in new talent.
Kennesaw plucks washed-up
junior league players from Canada,
Ortner said.
"The talent level is a lot differ-
ent at the other schools," he said.
"Kennesaw's major sport is hockey.
Florida Gulf Coast's major focus is
hockey. It's dub hockey, but that's
pretty much the only sport they
have there."
For UP, recruiting means travel-
ing to the Broward courts.
"It's all word of mouth," Lorch


said. "People don't come here to
play hockey."

Coaching problems
Club sports are supposed to be
entirely student-run, but the extenu-
ating case of the hockey team merits
a coach.
UF coach Michael O'Donoughue
registers the team with the ACHA
and helps with scheduling while liv-
ing and working in Jacksonville.
But like the players, the fifth-year
coach has trouble staying with the
team.
After the 2004-05 season,
O'Donoughue nearly left the
Gators.
"At the end of last season, I
thought about it long and hard,"
said O'Donoughue, who is cur-
rently contemplating leaving again.
"I'd only leave the team if someone
was there to take over."

Financial problems
The dub has teetered in and out
of debt since it was created back
in 1996, but thanks to Ortner, the
Gators are financially secure this
season.
"I don't think that the talent
level has progressed," Lorch said.
"But the program has definitely
progressed. Jon has a lot to do with
that."
Ortner's innovative ideas in-
clude selling merchandise at games
and sending out letters to UF alumni
seeking donations.
"If you offer up 'X' amount of
dollars, we'll put your banner up
or we'll give you a shirt or a jersey,"
Ortner said.
The Gators get $18,000 a year
from the UF club sports adminis-
tration, which pays the ice bill at
Skateworld. Fundraising pays for
referees, traveling, hotels and equip-
ment.
With the final home game of the
season, an alumni game on Feb.
25, the team hopes to bring in even
more money.
"Last year we were in debt,"
Ortner said. "This year we won't be;
I can guarantee you that."


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MEN'S TENNIS


UF reaches No. 1


By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Writer

For the first time in school
history, the UF men's tennis
team can say it's No. 1.
UF received nine first-place
votes in the Fila Collegiate
Tennis Rankings administered
by the Intercollegiate Tennis
Association on Tuesday, leading,
No. 2 Georgia by eight votes.
The Gators are only the 10th
team since 1990 to earn a No. 1
ranking in men's tennis.
"I've never had the chance
to coach a team, even for a
week, that's No. 1," UF coach
Andy Jackson said. "Our team
is excited about the ranking, as
it is an honor."
The ranking comes two days
after UF handed then-No. 7
Baylor its first home loss since
falling to Texas on April 28,
2001.


The loss snapped a 61-match
home win streak for the Bears
in Waco, Texas.
With the win, the Gators
defeated their highest-ranked
opponent during Jackson's five
years at UF
"This is the highest expec-
tations [have been] since I've
been at Florida," Jackson said.
"It's a good start, but we have a
long way to go."

OUELLETE HONORED: After post-
ing a 3-0 record in No. 1 singles last
week, sophomore Greg Ouellette
was named the Southeastern
Conference Men's .Tennis Player
of the Week on Tuesday.
Ouellette upset Baylor's then-
No. 1 Lars Poerschke in straight
sets (6-4, 6-2) Sunday.
He also defeated Furman's
Andy Juc and Central Florida's
Sinan Sudas earlier in the week
for his 16th consecutive regular-
season singles dual-match win.


"I've never
had the
chance to
coach a
team, even
for a week,
that's No. 1.
Our team is
excited about
the ranking,
as it is an
honor."
Andy Jackson
UF men's
tennis coach


Meyer, staff out-hustle rivals for recruits


SIGNING DAY, from page 20

it's being demonstrated by our very eyes that
it's not a runaway."
Meyer's ability to recruit top talent in the
state is a major reason the Gators find them-
selves at the top of most analysts' lists. Of UF's
27 verbal commitments, 19 come from the
state of Florida.
"They went out and really hammered the
state of Florida," Scout.com Florida recruiting
analyst Mike Bakas said. "[Meyer] knows if
you come to Florida, the first thing you need to
do in order to win is to recruit your backyard.
In my opinion, they got like six or seven of the
top 20 kids in the state."
The Gators out-recruited their biggest ri-
vals. While Miami has recently brought their
class into the top 15 of most rankings, it has
been a disappointing recruiting season for
both Florida State and Tennessee. Despite be-
ing two of the biggest recruiting powerhouses
of the past decade, neither are currentlyranked
in the top 20 of Scout.com's team rankings.
The Gators were able to snag verbal com-
mitments from a handful of players who were
lifetime Seminoles fans, including Harvin and
linebacker Dustin Doe, and they are hoping to
add Spiller as well.
But while the Gators' class is impres-


sive, many conference rivals fared well. The
Southeastern Conference is dominating the
recruiting rankings. Five of Rivals.com's top
11 recruiting classes hail from the league. Even
traditional bottom-feeder Mississippi ranks in
at No. 14 and cracked Scout.com's top 10.
Under tremendous pressure, eveyer has
been able to exceed expectations in his first full
recruiting season.
"He's going to have to succeed quickly,
and he's doing it by capitalizing on a really
good situation for himself. His team can offer
earlier playing time because he's looking for
kids that are going to fit the system he wants to
implement," Wallace said. "At the sane time,
he doesn't have to sell it as a program that's
desperate for talent. He can tell them, 'We just
won a bowl game. We have the talent, but
since we didn't win some games we wanted
to, you can come in and help.'"
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to bring in, he not only continued the streak
of recruiting success that former coach Ron
Zook left behind, but he may have.improved
tipon it.
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teams land the No. 1 class in the country, but
Urban Meyer went out and sold the program,
and I think players like him and his staff,"
Sherbert said. "They're young, really energetic
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By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Writer
It's decision time for high school football players
across the country. For UF coach Urban Meyer, all the
in-home visits, campus tours and seemingly endless
arrays of phone calls all come down to this one day.
Today is National Signing Day, the day when re-
cruits will finally sign a letter of intent with the school
of their choice. That doesn't mean the drama is done.
Several players are still undecided, and Meyer has
his fingers crossed, hoping to land Union County High
running back CJ. Spiller and offensive lineman Andre
Smith out of Birmingham, Ala.
Spiller, ranked the No. 1 all-purpose back in the na-
tion by Rivals.com, will announce whether he will be
attending UF, Florida State or Clemson from his high
school at 10:30 a.m.
While Spiller grew up an FSU fan, Gainesville is
very cose to his home in Lake Butler, and he has de-
veloped a dose relationship with a few UF players and
coaches, especially quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow,
who is already enrolled at UF, will sign his letter of
intent today.
"Florida's done an excellent job of recruiting C.J.
Spiller," Rivals.com recruiting
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Recruiting was his childhood favorite, but the
Gators have done a good job get-
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and, quite frankly, the negatives of Florida State."
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and second-best overall prospect, may be the biggest
puzzle of the recruiting season.
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much of the recruiting season, the 6-foot-4, 320-pound
lineman finally narrowed his choices down to UF,
Alabama, Louisiana State and Southern California.
"I don't think he would have visited Florida on
the last weekend before signing day if he wasn't seri-
ous about them," Scout.com recruiting analyst Scott
Kennedy said. "But he can still only choose one team,
and I think he ends up choosing Alabama."
Even if the Gators don't land Spiller or Smith, today
should be a successful day for Urban Meyer and his
staff, as they are predicted to bring in the top-rated
recruiting class in the country.
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such as wide receiver Percy Harvin to forfeit its No. 1
status, said Allen Wallace, national recruiting director
for Scout.com.
Harvin, Rivals.com's top-rated prospect in the na-
tion, verbally committed to the Gators in December.
"There are rumors on the West Coast that he's
still thinking about USC. I don't know if that's true,"
Wallace said. "[Coming to] Florida is as much his
mom's desire as any; that's the fact of recruiting life.
"I've seen strange things happen. For those who
suggested [Florida's dass] was a runaway weeks ago,
SEE SIGNING DAY, PAGE 19


Men's Basketball
Pittsburgh (9) 76
UConn (1) 80

Illinois (6) 66
Wisconsin 51


IAlas, months of salvating have
come to an end. Today is National
Signing Day. Don't miss the Alli-
gator's comprehensive recruiting
coverage in tomorrow's edition.


* 1998: For the first in school history both
the UF men's and women's basketball
teams upset top-10 opponents. The men
defeated No. 7 Kentucky 86-78. The
women topped No. 6 Vanderbilt 62-46.


*Men's Basketball: Notre Dame vs. No. 11
West Virginia, ESPN, 7 p.m.
EMen's Basketball: No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15
Boston College, ESPN, 9 p.m.




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