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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 96
By DAVID COHEN
A recent UF inspection confirmed that the
Collegiate Living Organization is below uni-
versity standards, but the group questions the
UF officials approached the low-cost, co-op
organization's members last month with orders
to leave the 33-year-old building by March 17
due to its safety hazards.
UF said if the CLO passed another inspection,
they could keep their doors open.
An inspection was conducted Jan. 24, and the
CLO scored a 404.
In short, that's unacceptable, officials said.
"It's like golf: The lower the score the better,"
UF Fire Safety Inspector Richard Graves said.
"That's pretty bad. Is it acceptable? No."
But residents of the co-op, located north of
campus on Northwest 15th Street, dispute the
"He was looking to see how many points he
could get," former CLO President John Jasinski
said of Graves. "He was looking to give us as
many points as possible. We're in conflict with
what they are trying to achieve with the property.
They are looking to undermine us any way they
Graves has worked in UF's Environmental
Health and Safety Division for five years and is
"Mr. Graves is a professional," UF spokes-
SEE CLO, PAGE 8
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Unite rally highlights ideals
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Unite Party vice presidential candi-
date Brandon Siler knows exactly how
he and his running mates can win this
Spring's Student Government election.
"Let's unite, and let's kick ass," the
Gators linebacker told a crowd of sup-
porters at a Unite rally Wednesday after-
Student Government Unite's
Elections rally took
day after qualifying and slating inter-
views concluded for this Spring's elec-
tion. Political parties were required to
turn in their full candidate slates by 11:59
Forty-seven Senate seats are up for
election this Spring. Both Unite and its
competitor, the Swamp Party, are run-
ning near-complete slates.
The Spring election will be held Feb.
28 and March 1, and winners will control
SEE SLATING, PAGE 5
Katie Townsend. Alligator
Unite Party presidential candidate Jared Hernandez, pictured with treasurer candidate Lola Bovell and vice presiden-
tial candidate Brandon Siler, discusses the party's ideals Wednesday.
Utility price surge leaves students out in the cold
By BOBBY EAGLE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Rising fuel costs are driving up
utility prices in Gainesville, leaving
students searching for ways to stay
warm during the winter without
breaking the bank.
' During the month of January,
the average customer's bill rose $2.
This goes along with an increase of
$6 last September and $7 in October,
according to a Gainesville Regional
Utilites press release.
Prices have increased globally
because of a shortage in natural gas,
said GRU spokesman Dan Jesse.
"When there's a shortage of natu-
ral gas, fuel oil prices tend to go up,"
he said. "They tend to go together."
By law, these fuel-price increases
are passed on to customers, Jesse
"We can't run the electric-
ity. It's ridiculous."
Kendall Kroger, a third-year
public relations major at UF, said the
increases she has encountered this
winter have forced her to conserve
energy sometimes at the cost of
Kroger, who lives with her
cousin, rents the first floor of an
old Victorian house in downtown
Gainesville. They only occupy about
1,200 square feet, but Kroger said
their electric bill rose from $280 in
November to $480 in December.
"We can't run the electricity,"
Kroger said. "It's ridiculous."
On days when they plan to
spend more time at home, they have
to find other ways to stay warm,
"Some days we'll just light a fire
in the fireplace," she said. "We shut
all the doors and hang out in one
Cathlena Martin, a UF graduate
student, lives with her Yorkshire
terrier, Lit, in a two-story condo-
minium in Gainesville. She said she
SEE ENERGY, PAGE 5
'Cocks conquer O'Dome
The Gators weren't going
to suffer another letdown
against South Carolina.
Or so they thought.
With sharp 3-point shoot-
ing, the Gamecocks defeated
UF 71-67 on Wednesday,
snapping the Gators' 20-game
home winning streak, which
was the second-longest active
streak in the nation.
See story, pg. 24.
State Rep. Marco
Rubio, who will be
sworn in as Speaker of
the House in November,
said the government is
disconnected from the
people in a speech at
the Reitz Union. See
story, pg. 4.
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Release of new, longer
GRE postponed until 2007
Students applying to gradu-
ate school won't have to take the
new, longer Graduate Record
Exam until 2007, a year later
than originally scheduled.
The Educational Testing ser-
vice, the maker of the GRE, an-
nounced the delay Wednesday,
but a press release didn't specify
the reasons behind the decision.
The new test, which will be
longer and more costly, was
originally planned to be imple-
mented October of this year. It
is the biggest overhaul in the
exam's 55-year history, accord-
ing to a press release.
Some might find the new test
more challenging and should
use the extra time to prepare
themselves for the change, said
Matt Fidler, GRE program man-
ager for Kaplan Test Prep and
Admissions, in a press release.
"Though the year-long delay
in the change to the GRE may
wreak short-term havoc on as-
piring graduate students' test-
taking considerations, it's ulti-
mately a good thing, as it gives
students additional breathing
room and more time to take the
current, shorter version of the
test," he said.
A Royal Feast
Institute of Black Culture,
Lunch series celebrates black
Memorial for Coretta Scott King
Showers of Blessings Harvest
Center, 2615 SE 15th St., 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the Martin
Luther King Jr. Commission
of Florida, the tribute will
recognize her dedication and
commitment to the civil rights
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Michael Eric Dyson
Ballroom, 7 p.m.
Black commentator speaks
about his latest book, "Is Bill
Cosby Right?: Or Has the
Black Middle Class Lost Its
Speech on the Bush Doctrine
Keene Faculty Center in
Dauer Hall, 8 p.m.
John J. Mearsheimer, dis-
tinguished professor at the
University of Chicago, to
speak on "Why the Bush
Doctrine Crashed and
Burned in Iraq."
Poetry and Fiction Reading
Goerings Book Store, 3433
W. University Ave., 8 p.m.
MFA students Antonio
Garza and Allen Jih will read
from their fiction and poetry
Reitz Union, Room 284,
Reitz Union Game Room hosts
the Texas Hold 'Em clinic
for women only. Participants
must be registered.
The name of Nandy
Ferguson, manager at Florida
Bookstore, was misspelled in
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Alleged security breach does not affect UF staff
* IN RESPONSE, UF OFFICIALS SAID
THEY WOULD HEIGHTEN SECURITY.
By KENDRA GENTRY
Alligator Contributing Writer
Officials say a possible security breach that
may have released personnel files will not af-
fect UF employees.
An e-mail sent Wednesday from Kyle
Cavanaugh, vice president for human resourc-
es at UF, alerted faculty and staff about allega-
tions that a U.S. company may have been sub-
contracted to scan and catalog state employee
information at an overseas location.
Another allegation stated that some
state personnel and some employees of the
Convergys Corp., a private company, may
have had unauthorized access to employee
files. The Convergys Corp. operates People
First!, the state personnel system.
University employees who only used the
People First! system for their benefits "were
not subject to the scanning and cataloging
allegation," according to a letter from- the
State of Florida Department of Management
Cavanaugh said other Florida, agencies
use the People First! system for everything
from payroll to hiring.
However, since UF only
uses the system for benefit
processing, he said none of
the personal information
regarding the estimated
12,000 employees who are
listed was released.
Cavanaugh That information in-
cludes the name of the em-
ployee, the type of benefits he or she receives
and the names of any dependents who also
use those benefits.
He said that was not made cear in the
initial letter-from the department.
"This had no impact on any of the state
university systems," he said.
In the e-mail, Cavanaugh. included the
steps the department is taking to heighten
the security of personal information, such as
limiting the number of state agency workers
who have access, to the system and monitor-
ing the use of the system.
Alan Cooke, an associate professor in
the Warrington College of Business, said he
stopped worrying after he read the e-mail.
Student groups get creative with canned food contest
David Galvez, of the Multicultural Greek Council, fixes his group's castle at the ExtravaCANza! contest
Wednesday. The council won awards for Most Cans Collected and Best Sculpture.
By LINDSEY FRANCO
Alligator Contributing Writer
Students built sculptures out
of cans of castles, penguins and
Greek letters on the Reitz Union
Colonnade Wednesday after-
Twelve campus organizations
used the cans of food they collect-
ed for ExtravaCANza!, Florida
Rotaract's second annual drive.
"It seemed like a fun way to
get people to donate food," said
Michelle Paggi, the coordinator of
the Psychology Club's sculpture.
Organizations arrived as early
as 8 a.m. to begin building. From
11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Reitz
Union passersby voted for their
UF junior Rachel Pax liked the
penguins, the attention-getting
sculpture by engineering sorority
Phi Sigma Rho.
cans formed the shape of two
penguins, complete with bright
orange beaks, blue eyes and the
classic tuxedo look.
ExtravaCANza! awarded two
trophies, one for the best sculp-
ture and the other for the most
The Multicultural Greek
Council walked away with both.
Their castle won the best sculp-
ture, and they collected the most
cans 750 out of the 2,752 total
Director of ExtravaCANza!
Kendra Levine said the number
of cans collected this year was
more than four
On times the 600 do-
Camlpus nated last year.
"The support be-
hind the event was much greater
than last year," Levine said. "It's
really exciting to watch how ex-
cited they are."
The food will be donated to
the Bread of the Mighty Food
Bank, she said, which helps feed
six counties in Florida.
Freshman pre-pharmacy ma-
jor David Galvez, a member of
the Multicultural Greek Council,
is looking forward to participat-
ing again next year.
"It's a lot of fun. It's for a good
cause," he said. "It's worth it."
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State Rep. Rubio speaks at UF
By CARLEE MURPHY
Alligator Contributing Writer
State Rep. Marco Rubio, who
will be sworn in as Speaker of the
House in November, said the gov-
ernment is disconnected from the
people in a Wednesday morning
speech at the Reitz Union.
Rubio spoke about his book,
"100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's
Future," to an audience of about
75 people, including UF President
Bernie Machen and Gainesville
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan.
Rubio, R-Miami, graduated
from UF in 1993. At 34, he is the
second-youngest House Speaker-
designate and the first Cuban
The speech was held as part of
the Community Campus Council
Breakfast Series, which aims to
bring members of the community
and campus together to talk about
issues they share, said Florida
Bridgewater-Alford, UF's com-
munity relations coordinator.
Rubio said the disconnection
between people and the govern-
ment is a problem not just in the
state Legislature but for govern-
ment at all levels. What people
are worried about and what the
Legislature spends its time on are
very different, he said.
"[The people] don't elect
us to identify problems.
They elect us to identify
Florida State Rep.
"[The people] don't elect us to
identify problems. They elect us
to identify solutions," he said.
With this in mind, his goal is to
ensure the government is proac-
tive, anticipating problems before
they become crises.
To solve these problems, Rubio
will fill his book with 100 ideas
to make Florida government bet-
ter. His goal is to have the book
completed by November when he
is sworn in.
Rubio has already found a
tremendous difference between
what people are telling him and
the issues the state Legislature is
"You hear things from peo-
ple you would never hear in
Tallahassee," he said.
For example, people across
the state are talking about issues
such as the need for more careers,
while the state Legislature is only
worried about creating more jobs.
Ultimately, he wants the book
to cause a response as well as im-
pressive public policy ideas. But
he doesn't expect it to be easy.
"All great and innovative
ideas meet resistance," he said.
When asked about where
he sees UF in three years, he
responded with "National
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UF senior wins prestigious Cambridge scholarship
Prize worth $150,000 over three years
JOHN W. COX
When he walked out of his
American civil liberties test in
Room 34 of Anderson Hall, Justin
Bangs knew his life would never
be the same.
He had been challenged. And
for the first time in college, he was
Four years later, all that inspi-
ration hinged on one- e-mail he
couldn't bear to open.
"It took nie 10 minutes before I
could open it," he said. "I sat there
and just stared."
Bangs, a UF senior, was one
of 40 students in the country
awarded the Gates Cambridge
Anurea Imuraies / iAlgamor m ta
UF student Justin Bangs was selected as one of the 40 Gates Cambridge Scholars from the United
States to pursue graduate study at the University of Cambridge on a full scholarship.
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Rising fuel prices are passed on to GRU customers
ENERGY, from page i
has been conserving energy since she started
Martin said she keeps her thermostat set at
68 degrees in the winter and 78 degrees in the
summer. She also said she uses natural lighting
and heat from windows and makes an effort to
turn lights off when she leaves a room.
Because of this, Martin said she has not no-
ticed much of an increase in her utility bill.
"I have a relatively low bill," she said. "It
never goes over $100."
In the winter, Martin said she wears as
many layers of clothing as necessary to stay
warm. While conserving energy is good for the
environment, she said her decision to conserve
is primarily based on saving money.
"The environment is important, but realisti-
cally, it's to save money," she said. "It's a two-
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Ways to keep utility bills low:
> Keep the thermostat at 68 degrees in the winter.
Each degree over 68 can increase the bill by 4 percent
and each degree lower saves 4 percent.
Change air filters every month. A clogged filer nialves
the system work harder and use more energy.
> Hape eating ducts inspected tor leaks. Leaks can
increase utility bills by 25 percent to 30 percent.
> Keep dryer lint screens clean, allowing the dryer to
run more efficiently.
> Make sure refrigerator doors close and seal properly.
O GRU offers free conservation analysts who visit
homes to suggest ways to conserve energy.
Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff
Scholarship to the University of
Cambridge in England.
"I couldn't talk for another
hour," he said with a laugh.
The scholarship, worth more
than $150,000 over three years,
is comparable to the Rhodes
Scholarship to the University of
Oxford, said Jeanna Mastrodicasa,
honors program associate director.
Bangs related the accomplish-
ment to his freshman year experi-
ence in professor Samuel Stafford's
American civil liberties class.
"That was the first time in col-
lege that I thought this is what
college is supposed to be," he said.
"It just hit me that I had been tre-
He will study at Cambridge for
a graduate degree in environment,
society and development for one
year. If he chooses to renew the
scholarship, he could stay another
two years to receive his doctorate.
Bangs hopes to work on na-
tional and global environmental
issues when he graduates, he said.
The program at Cambridge, which
he will begin in October, will help
him prepare for that.
The Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation established the schol-
arship in. 2000 to allow highly
qualified students outside the
United Kingdom to study at
Since the start of program, 527
Gates Scholars from 72 countries
have accepted the awards, and
224 of them are from the United
Bangs is the third UF student
to receive the award. Lina Barrera
and Jason Kliewer won the award
in 2002 and 2003, respectively.
"It took me 10 minutes
before L could open it. I sat
there and just stared."
Bangs is a double major in po-
litical science and history and is a
women's studies minor.
He is president of UF's
Environmental Action Group,
a Reitz Scholar and a member
of the Matthews Society. Bangs
was also a 2005 recipient of the
Morris K. Udall Scholarship and
was selected as one of three 2005
Student Conservation Association-
Members of UF's honor pro-
gram. and faculty helped Bangs
apply for the scholarship.
"There was a large amount of
institutional help with. Justin's ap-
plication," Mastrodicasa said.
Though UF faculty and staff
helped Bangs with mock inter-
views and with the rest of the
application process, Bangs found a
way to give back, she said.
"I give him the credit for en-
couraging me to buy my iPod,"
she said. "I love my iPod."
Swamp rallies tonight
SLATING,from page 1
nearly $12 million in student money.
Siler, along with fellow Unite executive candi-
dates Jared Hemandez and Lola Bovell, highlighted
party ideals to about 50 supporters outside the foot-
"Unite stands for an SG that exemplifies integrity
and inclusiveness," said Bovell, a student senator
who is Unite's candidate for Student Body treasurer.
"For too long, students have paid the price of the
Most supporters at Unite's rally were newly
slated Senate candidates.
Along with Siler as its vice presidential candidate,
Unite is running several prominent UF athletes for
Senate positions, including basketball player Al
Horford and baseball player Matt LaPorta.
However, party officials said Unite is not based
on athletic celebrity.
"I want to make the Cabinet open to everybody,
you know what I'm saying?" Siler said.
The Student Body vice president oversees SG's
Cabinet, a group of officers who lobby -for varied
Siler later added that his coaches and teammates
.support his political aspirations.
Meanwhile, the Swamp Party is holding a cam-
paign meeting, tonight at 9 at the Hillel across cam-
pus on University Avenue. Party spokesman Josh
Weiss said he is confident in Swamp's ability to win
and he plans to instill that belief tonight.
"We're going to say, 'This is our party, and on
Wednesday, March 1, at midnight, we're going be
in the Orange & Brew celebrating our victory,'" he
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6, ALLIGATOR a THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9,2006
The great divide
Parties remain isolated
F or parties that claim they want to encourage student in-
volvement, Swamp and Unite weren't being too open in
their candidate announcements.
The hypocrisy ran deep last Thursday night when Swamp
decided to announce its ticket at the Alpha Omicron Pi
Sorority house. Swamp presidential candidate John Boyles,
who "[wants] to know what [students] want to see happen,"
didn't get much feedback on that evening.
The only students in attendance appeared to be campaign-
ers, organizational representatives and the candidates them-
In short, the only people there were the same ones who al-
ready have a voice in Student Government. It's usually pretty
difficult to get student opinions in an echo chamber.
At the rally, Boyles introduced his running mates: Lydia
Washington for vice president and Ryan Moseley for treasurer.
They explained why they were the best candidates for their
But it would've been nice if the candidates could have
given their pitch to more than just the party regulars.
By announcing at the sorority house, Swamp appeared to
be flaunting its Greek support.
Students deserve a proper introduction to the candidates
who will represent them in government. But to us, the party
looks less and less accessible. Talk about giving the wrong
But Unite wasn't much better. Whereas Swamp at least an-
nounced its ticket at an official party gathering, Unite's ticket
was first introduced only in a rushed, late-night press release.
We're guessing that students missed the memo. The first
real airing of the news came on the front page of the Alligator
two days ago.
Unite tried to recover yesterday at a party rally. Presidential
candidate Jared Hemandez reannounced his ticket of Brandon
Siler for vice president and Lola Bovell for treasurer.
The only problem was that the rally took place at 4 p.m.
on the north side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. There weren't
exactly a lot of student passersby.
Again, candidates faced a crowd composed nearly entirely
of hardcore party loyalists.
And again, we had to wonder why the parties seem to be
intentionally separating themselves from their constituencies.
Maybe most students really don't care about SG.
But we think that's largely the fault of the parties them-
The sorority house and stadium announcements were
more than a little ridiculous.
But then, so are many aspects of these parties. Until very
recently, neither party had an official, operational Web site. At
press time, Swamp remained Web site-less. Unite finally has
one up, at www.uniteuf.com, but it contains only a few blog
posts from party leader Adam Roberts.
And, despite receiving darts from this Editorial Board, nei-
ther Unite nor Swamp has yet developed a platform.
Apart from a few boilerplate remarks at the announcement
rallies, we have no clue what these parties stand for.
As a reminder: It's 20 days until the election.
To the best of our knowledge, the only candidate to
have a platform is independent treasurer candidate Susan
And what a platform it is. Unlike previous campaigners,
Henriques doesn't promise the impossible, like free gym
towels. Instead, she focuses on real steps that she could take
as treasurer to improve SG. She has posted her platform at
Maybe Swamp and Unite should be taking notes.
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Dems should take cues from neocons
Democrats are in a pickle over foreign policy. If they
don't present an intelligible alternative to Bush's
neoconservatism soon, they will squander their
best chance in six years to harness the administration's
Democrats will have to study their enemy. In so do-
ing, they will confront a surprising reality: They and their
neocon counterparts are actually two apples from the same
This will seem strange to many liberals because.to them,
the word "neocon" carries something of a stigma. To liber-
als, the term usually connotes something close to "warmon-
ger."The obvious intent is to cast a dark shadow over these
people, as though they get their evil foreign policy from
Petrolius, the shifty God of Oil.
But if Democrats must know their enemy, that will mean
radically reshaping their notions of neoconservatives.
Hippies, oddly erfough, provide a good metaphor for
neocons. Hippies believe in abstract principles like love and
kindness. To save the world, hippies believe that they need
only to spread these ideals to the masses.
Similarly, neocons have faith in democracy. While
hippies dream of love and dancing in fields of poppies,
neocons dream of Middle Eastern elections and liberations
greeted with roses. To the neocon, democracy is the cure for
The difference is this: If the hippie's drug is marijuana,
the neocon's is steroids. Hippies just want to play guitar, do
yoga and passively spread their love. But neocons will have
none of that. They've got weights to lift, tanks to steer and
freedom to spread.
The neo in neoconservative does not imply that it belongs
to a new wave of young Republicans. If anything, neocon-
servatism belongs to the old school
of anti-Soviet Democrats. Today's
Democrats might be surprised to
learn that some of the most influen-
tial neocons are homegrown, with
Mike Day roots in their own party.
S e Dy Richard Perle, better known
Word of the Day to liberals as "The Prince of
firstname.lastname@example.org Darkness," staunchly advocated
the Iraq War. Yet he worked for
influential Democratic Sen. Henry M. Jackson for nearly
The "intellectual high priest of the Bush administration's
hawks," Paul Wolfowitz, is actually a registered Democrat.
Democrats should come to terms with their ties to neo-
conservatism. Then maybe they'll realize that they shouldn't
reject it outright, but learn from its shortcomings.
Greatest among neocons' flaws is their naivet&.
It was naive to think that America could invade a
sovereign Arab-Muslim country and not be greeted with
skepticism and sectarianism. And it was naive to think that
democracy would find fertile soil in the deserts of Iraq.
In addition, neoconservatives are overly ambitious,
easily distracted and have infinite faith in the American
military. It was in this context that they drooled over Iraq
while ignoring our top national security interests, al-Qaeda
It's time that Democrats forge a new path that values
spreading democracy more thoughtfully, that values se-
curity more humanely and that values diplomacy more
Mike Day is a political science senior. His column appears on
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Are SG parties Wednesday's question: Would
isolated from the student body? Brandon Siler make a good Stu-
dent Body vice president?
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Siler nomination just a publicity stunt
I am extremely disappointed with the Unite
Party's choice of Brandon Siler as its Student
Body vice presidential candidate. The choice
of Siler is nothing more than a publicity stunt
meant to garner votes. Siler's nomination sets
the dangerous precedent that candidates for
-Student Government offices require little to
The Student Body vice president controls
a nearly $40,000 budget, oversees about 40
Cabinet-level officials and represents the
student body at frequent events and ceremo-
nies. As a former Cabinet member, I am more
than certain that Siler's football schedule will
prove him an ineffectual and overly commit-
ted Student Body vice president. If elected,
Siler will join a long line of under-qualified
vice presidents who were chosen by their
parties to generate specialized voter turnout.
Comparatively, Lydia Washington of the
Swamp Party has had several years of experi-
ence with the SG Cabinet and would make an
Jared Hemandez and Unite Party officials,
why exactly do you think UF students aren't
intelligent enough to see through this cha-
Former SG Cabinet Director
a a m:
Students get what they pay for with notes'
In response to Wednesday's
"Einstein's gives free notes" article, I, too, am
wondering how the company can give away
its only commodity to students for free. How
can you expect quality from a s
completely free? And as a stud
used both of these note-taking s
definitely say that you get what
doesn't surprise me that Smokin
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aid that not only offers notes b
and practice exams as well.
Cartoon controversy threaten
It amazes me how a single
infuriate a people so much th
guns in the air and incite violent
worse is that Muslims and non-
service that is are defending those offended by the recent car-
lent who has toon. Watching the news, one can see images
services, I can of protesters shooting portraits of members of
you pay for. It the Danish parliament, a disgraceful expres-
i' Notes' sales sion of hatred. Cartoons have depicted the
they're a bet- decapitation of hostages in Iraq and mocked
hensive study the deaths of soldiers, yet Muslims and others
)ut flashcards here in America do not flock to streets with
guns. Burning an embassy to send a message
Jamie Charles can't be justified. I wish to note professor Jon
4JM Roosenraad's ridiculous quote, "If you do
something you know will have a negative
reaction then you have to know it would be
unethical." People shouldn't have to hold
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Senate to approve funding for student organizations
* PART OF THE ACCENT BUDGET WILL
FUND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS.
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
Part of Student Government's nearly $12
million budget will go to student senators next
week, who will likely approve the first chunk
of funding for UF's student organizations.
In next year's proposed budget, seven
student organizations could have a co-spon-
sorship contract with Accent, SG's speakers
"It is great that-we got [the co-sponsor-
ship]," said Recurso President Emily Friend.
"It's exactly what we have hoped for."
Senators are expected to vote on the about
$550,000 student organizational budget
Tuesday night. Co-sponsorship contracts, re-
ferred to as riders, are not part of the budget
- the Senate will approve them both at the
Aside from Recurso,
Student the other co-sponsored
Government groups are CaribSA, Islam
on Campus, NORML UF,
Students Making Trade
Fair, Black Graduate Student Organization
and Asian American Student Union. Accent
receives a annual budget of about $400,000,
which is paid by the Activities & Service Fee
collected from every student. Of that, about
$50,000 is for organization co-sponsorships.
Student Body treasurer candidate and
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
Chairman Ryan Moseley said the rest of the
co-sponsorship money was left to Accent's
discretion because the committee members
felt that they did not know enough to pick
the organizations that would benefit more
Co-op housing members fix violations, dispute UF inspection assessment
CLU, from page 1
man Steve Orlando said. "He knows
what he is doing, and neither he nor
the university has any reason to
find any more infractions than are
already there. The bottom line is:
The university's interest is in keep-
ing students safe."
Graves, who personally inspect-
ed the building, equated it to an "ex-
tremely bad fraternity house."
Last Fall, 21 fraternities scored
an average of 88 on their fire code
inspections, and 15 sororities scored
an average of 51. Graves said the
university thinks Greek numbers
still need to improve.
The CLO was cited for 21 electri-
cal violations, 14 extension cord vio-
lations and 10 blocked second-exit
violations, among others. The orga-
nization has hired its own inspector,
but results have not been released.
"I think all the things listed are
correctable," said CLO attorney
Scott Krueger. "They got the white
glove inspection. There is nothing
that would create a fire-safety issue
requiring the building be dosed
down or the
kitchen be closed
most of the viola-
tions willbe fixed
at the end of this
Orlando But Jasinski
said he does not
agree with parts of Graves' report.
He said the kitchen hood that
Graves cited as dirty for a 10-point
infraction was cleaned by a profes-
sional three days before.
"We question the point system as
a form of measurement," Krueger
said. "My bigger concern is afford-
able housing. I am hopeful that the
University of Florida would also
Plans are still in place for both
parties to meet March 1.
The CLO holds a trust deed with
UF dating back to 1947, and Krueger
said that without a court's approval,
UF cannot close the building.
"This organization has rights,
and we don't believe we've done
anything that would cause them
to be thrown out of the building,"
Compared to UF's estimated
costs, CLO residents save $5,290
over two semesters, Jasinski said.
"We've got our alumni ener-
gized," he said. "We want to im-
prove this property. It could be more
modem. We still dispute the fact that
we are hazardous and unsafe... It's
not like we have empty cans of gas
next to space heaters."
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Helpful hints you'll love for
Sixth Valentine's Day
comes a certain amount
of pressure. Trying to
find a date, make plans,
purchase a gift and so on can make
anyone turn to the hackneyed stand-
bys in the supermarket candy aisle.
This year, don't let a lack of
creativity turn a potentially special
evening into a dud. Check out these
ideas, from the traditional to the un-
.usual, sure to produce a memorable
evening built for two.
This holiday must be a cinch for
the wealthy. Dinner, flowers, pres-
ents the perfect date takes little
effort with a Platinum card, right?
But for those willing to skip the
oliched Feb. 14 outing, there are
still ways to save precious cash and
spend quality time with that special
First, make dinner. A box of pas-
ta, some spaghetti sauce and a loaf
of french bread costs less than $6, (
and even the effort of something
that simple will impress a date. To
amp the romance, take the meal on
a picnic under the stars.
Next, rent a movie. They're free
at libraries and just a few bucks at
video stores. Snuggle on the couch
without the distraction of theatre
armrests and noisy popcorn eaters
getting in the way.
If roommates make that impos-
sible, check out one of the cam-
pus performances scheduled on
Tuesday. For the subdued, guest
artist William Wellborn will perform
a piano recital at the University
Auditorium. The show is free and
begins at 7:30 p.m.
For the more raucous, try the one-
man comedy show "My Mother's
Italian, My Father's Jewish and
I'm in Therapy" at 7:30 p.m. in the
Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts. Student tickets go for $10.
the big day
Flowers, particularly roses,
remain a Valentine's Day neces-
sity. A myriad of florists around
Gainesville and on the Internet
provide opportunities for finding
the perfect arrangement.
Floral Expressions Florist has
three locations-around town, incud-
ing one just two blocks east of cam-
pus. Owner Jeff Rothstein said roses
remain the No. 1 gift, and his shop
offers a dozen of the long-stemmed
variety for $49.95.
"Most of the .guys that come
in for Valentine's Day come in for
roses," he said. "The traditional red
rose: can't beat it."
Floral Expressions also has single
roses, which Rothstein said are pop-
ular this year, for around $5.
For those who prefer the Internet,
vides same-day delivery on its
arrangements. The site offers a pick-
your-price option, with categories
ranging from under $35 to $85 and
up. A dozen long-stemmed roses
Gainesville is cer-
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with your date.
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around $6 to $15.
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Sh\-inkle lights, ups the
Sf romanun.c factor.
SN.apolaptno'L specializes in
Italhan and served a wide variety
io dshes from rneafood to steaks.
O -n\er Gm(ner Nappy said the res-
taurant lust reopened, newly deco-
rated, after a tire last August. Nappy
Said meals cost about $7.50 to $16.95
and outdoor seating is available.
[-,- UFor a splurge, The Sovereign
Restaurant boasts a truly romantic,
albeit pricy, atmosphere. A con-
densed Valentine's Day menu offers
traditional American entrees from
about $18 to $27.
Mildred's Big City Food makes
a mix of traditional and trendy din-
ners from around-$16 to $29. The
New Deal Caf6, right next door to
Mildred's, is more casual and af-
fordable. Dinners there range from
about $7 to $14.
Remember that starter courses,
drinks and so on will quickly rack
up the tally on a bill. If a full meal is
not a financial option, take a date for
appetizers or desserts for the same
ambiance without the expense.
Valentine's gifts do not require a
cheap teddy bear or talking stuffed
monkey. Shop for truly unique im-
ports at Alternatives, which stocks
handmade creations from all over
the world. Items start under $10.
For a sweet treat that goes be-
yond truffles, Mrs. Field's Cookies
in The Oaks Mall will bake and
personalize a giant heart-shaped
cookie for $25.99. For an alternative
to flowers, Cookies by Design deco-
rates and arranges cookie bouquets
starting around $32.
Finally, remember a few al-
terni-dates that generate romantic
whimsy in assorted ways. Nature
lovers can admire thousands of
fluttering beauties in the Butterfly
Rainforest at the Florida Museum of
Natural History. Student admission
is $6.50, and a spot in the museum
parking lot costs $3. Later, take a
stroll around Lake Alice and pause
to watch the mass exodus of winged
creatures from the bat house.
Health nuts may choose to ex-
ercise together on the Gainesville-
Hawthome State Trail, a 16-mile
bike path that begins at Boulware
Springs Park. Admission is free.
Artsy types could apply sweet-
nothings to ceramics at Do Art, a
paint-it-yourself pottery studio.
A flat fee of $9 includes unlimited
painting time, materials, instruction,
glazing and firing. The cost of unfin-
ished ceramic pieces, ranging from
$1 to $25, is separate.
Music enthusiasts might break
out of the romance rut and check out
a concert downtown. The Atlantic
offers a 9 p.m. Valentine's Day
Soul Revue for $7, while Common
Grounds has a $6 show featuring
New York rockers Skeleton Key and
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The Giraffes at 10 p.m.
Last off, dog owners should
remember their furry pals and take
a date to a dog-friendly spot. Dog
Wood Park has plenty of land for
pets to romp, and couples can have
active fun. Admission is $9 for the
first dog and $1 for each additional.
1. Dru Hill "These are the Times"
2. The Beatles "Something"
3. D'Angelo "Untitled (How Does it
4. The Rolling Stones "Wild
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and movies to watch, check us out
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"Just a little girth is what I need,
something to keep me warm in the
on what he looks for in a woman, to
MAccording to Hallmark research, nearly
60 percent of all Valentine's Day cards are
purchased six days prior to the observance
making the holiday a procrastinator's
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Making the best of the 14th
y ou either love it or you hate it. It's either
Sthe holiday that represents all that's wrong
- with corporate America and forced senti-
mentality, or it's that wonderfully romantic time of
year when you're encouraged to eat chocolates and
whisper odes of true love. Valentine's Day is rearing
its heart-shaped head again.
Although it's commonly touted as Maghan
a holiday for women, both the women
and men I've talked to in the past few
weeks seem only too eager to poo-poo
the national day of love. Women bitterly
complain about the over-commercial-
ization that only reinforces their lonely
singledom, and men either flat out re-
nounce it or look forward to it about as
much as they would a night of "Legally Blonde" arid
Although I've only experienced one romantic
Valentine's Day in my life, I'm still determined to
believe that a day dedicated to love can't be all bad.
First off, the singles. If chocolates are really what
you want, buy 'em on sale the day after. Confess
your devotion to the one person who has been there
for you every year yourself. Get a manicure,
haircut or lap dance. And although it's cliche, I'm
willing to bet there are more than a few other singles
out there just begging for the chance to commiserate
over a pizza and beer at your place. That's what hap-
pened last year, and I'm lucky enough to report that
this year well be celebrating together again as a
And then there's the couples. Subject to scorn
and jealousy, it's these folks that have it the worst,
especially the men. They're facing all these expecta-
tions to be romantic and original, to surprise her and
impress her friends, often on a shoestring budget.
I was talking to a happily married man recently
cDowell and the story he told me should be a warn-
ing to all the "modem" guys who have
agreed not to celebrate. One year, his wife
dismissed his inquiries as to what she'd
like to do on the special day with, "Oh
honey, you don't have to get me anything."
S As men are literal creatures, he took her se-
riously He never made that mistake again,
and neither should you. Even if your
woman laughs at the thought of a gift, get her one.
Trust me. No.one's ever been sent to the doghouse
for telling his lover just what makes her special.
And, women, you're not off the hook either. For
men, the fact that he's in a relationship with you is
statement enough that he likes you. If you absolutely
cannot be satisfied without a Vermont bear, then tell
him so. You know what he wants, so give it to him.
Let your man know that you appreciate his efforts.
Get something you both can enjoy. What better
time to invest in a heating massage oil or bubble
bath made especially for the hot tub? Make a sexy
music CD, don some lacy lingerie and shoot a sexy
secretary video. Before you know it, you'll be wish-
ing every day was Valentine's Day.
Beating the game
Son't listen to your
Day can be a day of
magic for gaming's social misfits,
too. But for that to happen, you
have to stop eating Funyons and
The time has come for Kent
you to throw your love
daggers at the vicious
she-zombies and level
up in sexing. '
First, you have to
put on some pants.
Maybe if you had
calves or adequate ex-
posure to vitamin D you could
rock your denim shorts. Tonight
could be the night. Remember,
heavy cotton shirts with large
print designs are best for hid-
ing man-bosoms. Top it off with
some mid-length athletic socks
and your pair of solid-black New
Since 'you have the only girl
from your "Counter Strike" clan
coming over, you need'to have
dinner ready [AwP]sNlp3rBlt*h
is a classy broad, so I would sug-
gest springing for the chicken
fries party pack.
She won't want to hear
about your work, so
ussell refrain from gushing
about y6ur "World of
After dinner, hand
her a Zima and pop
in your "Myst m"
Soundtrack. Don't for-
get to play it smooth,
even though the
sexual tension may grow thicker
than the hair on the periphery of
your backne. Most importantly,
treat her like a lady. Let her be
In no time, you two should be
in your bedroom practicing the
Cartridge Blow, the Insert Tokens
and the Mushroom Kingdom
Wandering Thumb 'n' Forefinger.
You can thank me later.
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By KENDRA GENTRY
To Kaycee Smith, it wasn't just a physical
It was Gator basketball guard Lee
Humphrey's determination that initially
caught her eye.
"The thing that first got me was how he
comes out before everyone else and prac-
tices," said Smith, a 19-year-old telecom-
munication and business administration
Smith, who was also a shooting guard
Andrea Morales/ Alligator Staff
Four UF students formed the "Brew Crew" at the beginning of the last pre-season in
honor of their favorite Gator basketball player, Corey Brewer.
LI high school said che couldn't help but
have a crush on Humphrey. She said it
started her freshman year when she no-
ticed that Humphrey would come out on
a game night and practice before the rest
of the team.
"I respect that he is always focused on his
game," Smith said.
During one of his pre-game practices
earlier this season, Humphrey
gave Smith, who was wearing "His defense
a "My Humph" T-shirt, the ble, his timi
ball to shoot. ous and his
Despite sitting in the stands oh so in
and wearing a cast on her left
arm, Smith made the basket. Rafael
Although she later took a Brew Cre
picture with Humphrey sign-
ing her cast, Smith said she doesn't want to
be known as the injured girl who made the
basket. She said she just enjoys supporting
Smith also said she admires that
Humphrey participates with the Fellowship
of Christian Athletes and Campus Crusade.
However, Smith was quick to point out
that although she feels like she knows him,
she is simply a fan.
"He just seems like an all-around nice
guy," she said.
On the other end of the spectrum is the
Brew Crew, a group that strongly believes
in its "hetero man-crush" on forward Corey
The crew originated during the first
game of the 2005-2006 basketball season
with four members and has since grown to
more than 170 supporters after establishing
a Facebook group.
Rafael Volcanes, 21, said the concept
of the Brew Crew is simple: It is all about
Brewer and his "three i's."
"His defense is impregnable, his timing
is impetuous and his giggly
Sis impregna- smile is oh so infectious," said
ng.is impetu- Volcanes, a sophomore major-
giggly smile is ing in electrical engineering.
fectious." Besides his basketball
skills, the crew said it defi-
Volcanes nitely commends Brewer's
w member attitude.
Ernesto Del Castillo, a 22-
year-old senior majoring in English, said
even with an injured ankle, Brewer still
amazes him on the court.
"His energy is nonstop," he said.
To show their admiration, the four origi-
nal members created a "Brew Crew" banner
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Six-minute speed dates have locals racing the clock
Jaime Allen chats with another participant during the minutes they have together before they
move on to the next round at a speed dating event at Rigatelli's Italian Grill in The Oaks Mall.
By BECCA GOLDMAN
About 26 single men and women
from the Gainesville/Ocala area went
on a series of six-minute dates in hopes
of meeting "the one" Tuesday night at
Rigatelli's Italian Grill as part of the
World's Largest Speed Dating Event
which took place in other cities on
Cupid.com/PreDating Inc., an on-
line dating service dedicated to bringing
locals face-to-face through speed dating,
hosted the event. Singles across the
United States and Canada speed dated
simultaneously in their local areas at 7
p.m. on Wednesday, according to Eric
Straus, president of the company.
"Our niche is localism," he said.
"We tend to get very strong clusters of
people. Dating is a very local thing."
With a series of radio ads, Straus said
Cupid reaches all demographics.
Jamie Allen, co-owner of Larry's
Giant Subs, speed dated for the first
"Chemistry is everything," he said.
"Rejection is not in my vocabulary. I
believe there is the right person for ev-
Allen, 35, said any of the six-minute
dates could turn into something long-
term. After meeting his last girlfriend
online, he said he was interested in a
different way of meeting people.
Michelle Amos, a teacher at Fort
Clarke Middle School, said she under-
stands the importance of meeting in
person. Amos, 34, has speed dated in
the past and belongs to several other
online dating services.
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through speed dating and had a couple
of short-term relationships.
Straus said usually people know
within the first 30 seconds if there is an
attraction. Life is what he calls a "num-
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the better your odds are of finding love.
"People in life make the mistake of
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Whether you need chocolate for a
significant other, a family member or
just craveit for yourself, step beyond
the Whitman's Sampler this year and
try a locally owned specialty store.
Thorebrook Chocolates, in
Thomebrook Village off Northwest
43rd Street, has served homemade
chocolate delicacies to Gainesville
for the past 21 years. As the only
chocolate shop in the area, it makes
all its creations by hand on premises.
Harrison, a recent UF graduate,
has worked for the company for six
years. She said the shop's home-
made treats and unique items make
it an excellent source for gifts.-
"Like our label says, we offer
hand-dipped confections," she said.
"It's the best quality chocolate [in
Harrison said the typical patrons
are local professionals, and hardly
any students visit the store, despite
Valentine's Day is unquestion-
ably the busiest time of year, when
influxes of men replace the typically
female customers. Harrison esti-
mated she usually sees 600 to 700
shoppers during the two days.
Some of the appropriate gifts for
Valentine's Day include chocolate
roses, chocolate lollipops and a vari-
ety of gift baskets.
"We have chocolate body paint,"
Harrison added. "That's kind of fun
for Valentine's Day."
In anticipation of the big day, the
shop prepares extra amounts of its
popular items. In the case of choco-
late strawberries, 100 flats of the ber-
ries are ordered and freshly dipped.
"It's amazing," Harrison said.
"You've never seen so many, I
A mix of prices in the store caters
to almost any expense budget. For
packaged holiday selections, small
heart valentines start at $4.50. The
most expensive item is a $100 gift
basket, Harrison said.
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Monday through Saturday from 10
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steaks, and stir-fry in a rel: r''g upscale
atmosphere. Try our wide selection of exotic
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and DiEner evry nrte 5-10.30pm Call 37 .
2323 ior a reserva:or,
David's Real Pit BBQ
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the Lccals Ear. as best place :n GainesJllie
for Ribs & BBQ. David's says come on in for
breakfast, lunch or dinner. Adult size portions
for adult size appetites. David's caters to the
Gators. Open 7am-9pm MorrSat am-9pm
Sun. We are located at 5 1 -A I-Vl 39th
Ave. (352) 373-2002. Danid's BBO delivers
the best BBQ anywhere in Gairnes 'le with
Gourmet food at student prices! Over 100
selections of wines, starting at $9 99 a bottle.
Wine tastirgs Wed and Fri art. 4pn, Three half
glasses only $5.95 Open 1 lam-1 '1pm f.,on
Thurs. and un.il mldaight Frdaj and Ssaturda-
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UF Campus .:nce '1976 This quaint landmark
establishment wint award winning courLyard
dining 's perfac.r for -any date or gathering
Don'r. miss The Frida', wine tasting 6-8pm.
Open 7 days. Lunch meetings catered Daily
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Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine prepared .
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smoothies and juices. Amex/Visa/ATM
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chicken. Fresh smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita
Bread Bakery at 2401 SW 13th St., 372-
4995. We sell hookahs, parts, charcoals, fine
tobacco and halal meat.
The New Deal Cafe
Consistently voted best burger in Gainesville.
Other best of awards include: salad, dessert,
martini, wine list. 3443 W. University Ave. -
The best Cuban food in town! Located at 2409
SW 13th St. Virtually Cuban Restaurant &
Internet Cafe is open for lunch & dinner and
specializes in authentic Cuban food. Serving a
variety of sandwiches pressed on fresh Cuban
bread. Ropa Vieja, Chicken Fricasse, Roast Pork
Bistec de Palomilla are just a few of the en-
trees. Also available are Cuban pastries, :orfee
products, croquettes, flan, tamales, plantains,
and other Cuban delicacies. Open M-F 11am-
1 pm, Sat. 9am-3pm, Sun. 12-4pm.
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This is a coffee shop that should be a stop on
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gourmet pastries and more. All served to you by
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open 6:30am-12:30am saven days a week. so
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of your favorite drinks. Hope to see you there!
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Happy Hour specials all day everyday. Great
food end attentive service, 3208 SW Archer
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38 30 W. Newberry Rd. Suite 15 Royal Park
Pl.-za (next to Gator Dockside) Enjoy sushi, rice
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in Gainesville in a trendy, hip atmosphere. Open
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checkout our menu at Gatorfood.com.
Gainesville's premiere spot for southern style
home-cooking. Featuring fresh greens, maca-
ronn and cheese, fried ch;i en, pork chops, and
more. Lunch buffet Tues G Fri., 11am-3pm.
Breakfast Sat & Sun 'armlOam. Saturday
seafood buffet 1 Iam-apm Sunda buffet
11am-8pm. '12i18 ( Man St Call 37 1.8008O
-Delicious Gourmet Kosher dining at Ray's Place
inside the new Hillel building. Lunch served 11:
30am-2pm and dinner 6pm-8pm daily. Ray's
Place serves a variety of dishes. You didn't
think Cacciatore could be Kosher? How about
Jerk Chicken? Beef Lo Mein? All this plus
traditional Jewish dishes and Deli; fresh soup
& salad bar, vegetarian entrees, and home-
made desserts. Shabbat dinner Fridays. Meal
Plans and Catering available, Off Campus Dining
Cards Accepted. Delivery available through
Gatorfood.com. Weekend hours vary.
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food in Gainesville. Loved by Gators past and
present. Best homemade salsa in town. Open
7 days a week for lunch and dinner. 1723 SW
13th St. Take out and catering available. Live
music 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
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to dining out
Serving Gainesville since 1976. Made to order,
made from scratch. Many vegetarian & vegan
items available. Open 7 days, 11 am-1Opm. 16
NW 13th St. 378-5948. www.burritobros.com
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Having difficulty committing? Let your tastes
roam without fear of censure. Our appetizer-
sized and priced tapas, inspired by cuisines the
world over, will have you partaking of more than
one dish at a meal. Share orders with friends
and send your tastes on a world tour. We're
operated by the award-winning staff of Steve's
Cafe Americain's Courtyard and offer Happy-
Hour prices from 5 to 7pm Monday through
12 West University Ave. 377-9468
Delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine with
popular Asian favorites as well. Pho, Banh-Cuon,
Banh Xeo, Banh Tom Ha-Noi. Enjoy great food
at great prices. Big new room! Family owned
restaurant. Next to Holiday Inn downtown.
Dine in or take out. Catering available.
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun 11:30am-9pm.
Gainesville's premiere Hookah Lounge A
landmark since 1980. Serving lunch & dinner
in our glass atrium or dine by our fireplace.
Famous for our award-winning wings, burgers,
steaks, and gyros. Large mediterranean menu.
Drink specials daily. Enjoy our cozy Hookah
Lounge. We sell only the finest of pipes, natural
charcoal and premium tobacco. Saturday night
belly dancing performances. Call for details.
mon tues 11 am- Opm
wed fri 11 am-midnight
sat noon midnight
closed sunday 378-5179
1120 university ave. Next to Bank of America
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Meals made from scratch with organic local
produce, fresh meats & seafood, daily baked
breads & desserts by Gainesville's most awarded
chef. Consistently voted best chef, menu, salad,
seafood, martini, wine list, wine bar, dessert
& service. 3445 W. University Ave. -
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Call 376-8269 or Fa. 36,74395
Pizza legend since 1973, Whole pizzas & slices.
Open 7 days a week 9am-1 1pm Sun-Thurs.: Fri
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For delivery call 379-FOOD. Located next to
Bistro 1245. Leo's Cafe open daily 9am. Flavored
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Serving gourmet pastas, california pizzas, fresh
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A capella belting at Brew :C a I e n d a r
By LINDSEY FRANCO
Seductive meets high octaves this
The Sedoctaves, a 13-member a cappella
group, will be performing classic love songs
Monday at the Orange & Brew from 6 p.m. to
"We're trying to do a Valentine's Day-
type theme with all of our songs," said Lisa
Musselman, president of The Sedoctaves.
Lisa and two of her high school friends,
Stefanie Roberts and Jenna Tuttle, founded the
group Fall semester after singing together in an
a cappella group at their Tampa high school.
Though the group is registered as co-ed, it
is currently all female.
The Sedoctaves aren't the only a cap-
pella group on campus. No Southern Accent,
a group founded in Fall 2001, has held strong,
captivating the ears and attention spans of sev-
eral UF students.
"I don't think it'll be competitive between
us," Musselman said. "We sing
different types of music, and we
ocl have different styles."
LCal She said No SouthemAccent
Music even contacted them to discuss
performing joint concert.
FilupMolina, a microbiology
junior, is a fan of No Southern
'Accent, but The Sedoctaves has
piqued his interest as well.
"I want to see how they're going to put a
little twist on a cappella music," he said.
Molina has seen them during auditions and
has heard a few of their pieces, but Monday's
Valentine's Day concert is the first time he will
see them live.
"Suave" promises sexy rock
By DANIELLE SIBILIO
The Suave Promise is far from your ordi-
nary boy band.
Instead of "You are my ev- "We pron
erything," The Suave Promise
says, "You're not just a booty people a gre
call," and they'll be playing with sexy
at 9 p.m. on Monday at 1982, rockin'
919 W. University Ave., to give
you the antithesis of traditional Evan
Valentine's Day tunes. The Suave Pri
They describe their music as
rock combined with punk and indie.
"But topped with sexy lyrics," the band's
drummer Evan Cantwell said.
The band's catchy but often objectionable
songs are based on girls they know girls
they're not afraid to tell, "You're not the one
that I want, you're just the one that will."
The band chose to call itself The Suave
Promise when Stone saw on a Suave shampoo
bottle, the company's promise to
se to give its customers full satisfaction.
It shaw filled "We promise to give people
et equally a great show filled with sexy
music." yet equally rocking' music,"
ntwell The band's lyrics aren't its
nise drummer only unusual feature. At every
show they wear black mustach-
es for an '80s-por-star vibe.
"Besides, everyone loves mustaches,"
Cantwell said. "Tom Selleck has a mustache,
and everyone loves him."
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Doowop, Black Pegasus, Voice of the People, 7 p.m., $15
Orange & Brew, live music: The Sedoctaves, 6 p.m., free
University Auditorium, live music: William Wellborn piano recital, 7:30 p.m., free
Phillips Center, comedy by Steve Solomon: "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and
I'm in Therapy," 7:30 p.m., student tickets $10
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2 Pools*24 Hr Gym*Tanning
Comfortable furnished room in new house.
Quiet, safe neighborhood w/ clubhouse. Ten
minutes driven UF $360/mo incl. utilities.
Spanish speaking family. 336-3572
***UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST***
Fully furnished 4 BR/ 4BA, Swimming Pool
Individual leases, $350 Avail. Now
***LA MANCHA APARTMENTS***
Enjoy all-inclusive individual leases. $350.
Within walking distance to UF. Fully furn
4BR/ 2BA. Avail Now! 352-278-9347
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-26-72-2
THE AVENUES ACROSS FROM UF
2/2'S with W/D,
Alarm, D/W, Private Bath.
From $565 BR Suite 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $489
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
1,2 & 3 BR's! HUGE Floorplans!
Water/sewer included! Pets OK
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
*SUN BAY APTSO
*Some furnished avail*
O*Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $460/mo0*2-1 $520/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $385 $495, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066. 4-26-72-2
AFFORDABLE & QUALITY TOO!
Your Home For Fall! Great Rates!
1 BR 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
l For Rent
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
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-26-72-2
Near School, Near Play
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES -**
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $480.00 2.1 $530.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
TOWNHOMES ACROSS FROM UF
2/2 From $555 per BR suite.
W/D, Alarm, D/W.
Pets ok. 371-0769
1 and 2 BRs from $689
Walk to UF. Central Air.
Open Weekends I 371-7777
LIVE STUDY PLAY
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3BR/3BATownhomes
Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym,
Aerobics, W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms
*The Laurels, 335-4455*
S For Rent
NOW LEASING FOR JANUARY
1 br for $609 or 3br/2ba for $880
Great location Spacious Incl some utils
Alarms, park FREE @ UF, Pets welcome
HUGE 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BATNHMS
W/D* Alarm*Gated*Garages* Tanning
ENDLESS AMENITIES- private dog park
FREE Cable* Close to UF & SFCC
Leasing for Summer/Fall 377-2801
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL"
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats 0* $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 0* $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft o* $725/mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 376-2507
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
HUGE*AFFORDABLE*1,2 & 3BR
Starting at just $639
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Indiv lease & Util Avail
Call Now- 377-7401*
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
3BR/1BA Duplex $600
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 4-26-72-2
**Afforadable and Quiet*
1/1, 2/2.5 TH& 4/2.5 TH
Spacious floorplans in great location.
FREE gym membership.
FREE parking across from UF.
Leasing for Fall 2006 (352) 332-7401
Going, Going, GONE!!
2BR/1 BA only $675
Spacious floor plan, Quiet atmosphere
Move in TODAY! 376-1248
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3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found
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18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9,2006
6U For Rent
60 Sec. walk to UF. 1 or 2 rooms. Short
term avail. $350 & up. Call 352-538-2181
BIG & CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
1,2, &3 BR Flats
FREE Alarm, FREE WD, PC Lab
24hr Gym, Screened Porch, Pets OK
FREE Tanning 372-0400
2/2 Flats & 3/3 TH's w/Garage
FREE Tanning*FREE Alarms*Pool
FREE WD*Cyber Cafe*Gated Entry
24hr Gym*We Love Pets
ONLY 1.5 miles to UF 372-0400
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
ACROSS FROM UF
2BR's from $599
Central Air, Pets ok.
Reserve for Fall 371-0769
*NV\, 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
ORoommate share 2BR $300-350 373-8310
o 40 411111
Individual and Semester Leases
Convenient UF access. $375 to $620/MO
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-
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher, ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$545. 377-1633 2-28-31-2
Historic Apartments. Ceiling fans, hardwood
floors, high ceilings, some w/fireplaces. two
2BR & 2BR + study $789/mo & 1 BR $470/mo
incl utils. 1st, last, sec. No dogs please 378-
Gator Place 2br/lba condo, newly renovat-
ed, d/w, hkups, near Shands/et School/bus
lines edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
SW Lg 1br, lba. Walk-in closet, d/w, w/d
hkups, near Shands, Vet School & UF, $395
- $425 edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
NW 2,3,4 brs,- houses from $700 Mo,
Call us, we'll find your New Home.
edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 4-26-
Great 3 BR home next to UF Wood floors,
screened porch, cent H/AC, 104 NW 7th
Terr. $1-200/mo. Will discount to Aug. Call
*A A A Cheap ** A *
1 BR Apts. Near UF & downtown. Starting @
$395/mo. Avail. Now. Others Available. Call
Apartment Bargain Shoppers.
Check out our spacious 1 &2 BR. units &
compare the $$. Our location, price & size
will have you puzzled.
Call ahead to avoid waiting 376-1248.
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l For Rent
Luxury 1 bedroom 1 bath
in Creekside Villas on busline
Washer/dryer hookups. New carpet
new paint only $550 mo
Andree Realty 375-2900
Walk To Class
2br, 1 ba excellent condition
909 SW 6th Ave
Pets OK $450
Andree Realty 375-2900
1/1, 2/2, & 3/2 Villas with backyard
Newly Renovated, Full Appliances
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
Starting at $428/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN (3866)
EFFICIENCY in quiet NW neighborhood.
All utils/cable incl. $395. Call after 5:30 PM.
MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!
3 & 4 Bedrooms for Fall!
FREE UF PARKING, tennis,
Affordable, Pool, Pets, Alarm
*Quiet Living, GREAT PRICE*
1BR/1BA & 3BR/2BA flats
W/D, Alarms, Pet Friendy
Close to UF, Shopping & Restaurants
Aspen Ridge, 367-9910.
CLOSE TO UF, HANDS & VET SCHOOL!
2BR 1.5BA TH, ceramic tile, w/d hookups,
$575/rent, 3925-A SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate; Inc. 372-9525
ADORABLE 3BR 1.5BA!
Great House, 2 living areas, washer/dryer,
Ceiling fans, newer carpet, $850/rent
2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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SPACIOUS 2BR HOUSE! Living &
family room, den, fireplace, w/d hookups,
Deck, $675/rent, 711- NW 54th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
On 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 UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Charming 4/2 with hardwoods, deck, sun-
room for $1,300. W/D, fridge, dishwasher
incl. Fenced yard by park, pets OK. Call
832-496-7899. See http:infotube.net/133597
for more. 2-20-15-2
Destiny Condos- Brand NEW!
1BR/1BA;tile, W/D, dishwasher
1220 NW 1stAve- Walk to UF!
Call for pricing.Campus Realty 692-3800
Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA, hot tub, screened
back porch, fenced yard, wash/dryer provid-
ed, big house 3413 NW 8th Ave, 339-2342,
l For Rent
Avail Aug 1 Studio/1BR home. One block
from campus. Very nice, wood floors, fire-
place. 106 SW 12th St. Call 339-2342 $500/
mo. Wash/dryer provided. 2-14-10-2
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. 2-14-10-2
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-
Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA home. Ceramic tile
throughout, fenced yard, pets ok. $1225/mo
1330 NW 39th St. Call 339-2342 for direc-
4BR/2BA home avail Aug 1. Nice private lot,
fireplace, tile floors, washer/dry provided,
garage. 2606 NW 34th St. $1375/mo 339-
ONLY 7 BLOCKS FROM CAMPUS.
Available-now. Completely remodeled. 1BR
Duplex. 1313 NW 7th Ave. Call 871-6413
BLOCKS TO UF! 4BR houses from $1500/
MO, 3BR houses from $1075/MO, 2BR apts
from $495/MO, 1BR apts from $450/MO.
Owner operated. See dalyproperties.com
or Call Carol 377-3852 2-28-19-2
ROCKWOOD 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE w/
loft. Gated courtyard, close to UF. End unit.
W/D incl. Screened back porch. $900/MO
Flex. lease. 407-701-2995 2-15-10-2
BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA 1200 sq ft
Townhouse, fenced, 4112 SW 15th Place,
AVAIL. NOW! Bike/Ride bus from SW 20th
Ave to UF, Shands $775/mo, Call 378-6817,
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 20060 ALLIGATOR, 19
S For Rent
1824 NW 1st. Ave. M/F Roommate wanted
ASAP $490/mo + 1/2 GRU. Pets OK!
Christina 850-529-2727. Steps to Turlington.
Great Location! 2-9-5-2
2BR/2.5BA Townhome W/D, balcony, 1200
sqft., big kichen, pet friendly, pool, 24 hour
maintenance, convenient 4 SFCC & UF
students, $749/mo OBO. Call Katie 352-219-
2 blocks from campus. 4BR/2BA house,
hardwood floors, fireplace, 2 car garage.
See website www.bellaproperties.net for this
house and others. Call 335-5424 3-10-25-2
2BR/2BA condo in Treehouse Village. Incl.
W/D, pool, tennis court, bus stop opposite
condo. Available immediatley 352-514-0431/
CUTE & CLEANI 2BR/2BA, 2 screen porch-
es, washer/dryer, lawn svc., wood floors,
dining room $900/mo, 216 NW 14th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525'
Three 2BR/1BA clean mobile homes avail-
able. $460-475/MO $300 security deposit in
Oak Park Village 378-4411 2-10-5-2
MONTICELLO 3BR/2.5 BA.
4942 NW 1st Place
$1150/mo. Club house, pool, bus line.
Avail. Feb. to Aug. Call Eric @ 538-1133 or
1 BR in 3/2 house. Palm Grove off 39th
$400/mo + utilities. Grad or professional
preferred. 352-870-2976. 2-13-5-2
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All until. pd.$360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 2-21-10-2
Double Wide Trailer on private farm;
Micanopy Area. Quiet environment. Must
have references $500/mo + utils. Call (352)
Available immediately. Great deal! Spacious
3BR/2BA house. Large, quiet fenced-in
backyard. $950/MO. No security deposit.
W/D included. Directly on #12 bus route. Call
352-871-6922 or 561-629-3102 2-22-10-2
Private quiet studio apt. Full kitchen & bath.
Large living space, tile floors. Smoke-free.
Veg/vegan pref. $500/MO incl. utils. dep.
negotiable. Call 352-337-2723 2-15-5-2
so % 4 0 j a
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.
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
Female @ Melrose Apt. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/
4BA. W/D in unit cable, int, utils included.
Fitness center, pool, spa, bball, vball, ten-
nis, computer room & game room. Jan-Aug.
$367/mo 916-295-4090 2-22-25-3
Countryside @ University Condo. 2 bedroom
avail in 4BR/4BA for $425/ea. Water, elec
incl except phone. Call Irvin 904-610-0967 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 2-13-18-3
1 ROOM in 3BR HOUSE
1 minute walk from law-school & bus stop.
2718 SW 3rd Place. $400/mo + uitls. 305-
1 BR/ 1BA. Sunbay Apt. First Floor,
Duck Pond View, Minutes from Campus;
Downtown, $400/nro, 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, etheret & W/D
incl. Furnished; walk in closet. 954-651-
) l Subleases
$260/mo + utils. priv. room and personal bath
in a 3 BR/3BA. W/D and DWin apart. Looking
for a considerate animal friendly roommate.
Avail. now, utils. free for 1st month. Call
352-219-3004 or email email@example.com
HUGE 3BR/3BA Apt. in Museum Walk
poolside, free tanning, pets ok, gym, walk-
in closets, $1320/mo water & cable w/HBO
incl. Avail. 5/8 thru 8/7. Call 352-374-2210.
150 sq ft. Rm. w/ bath & walk-in closet in
3BR/3BA apt. w/2 responsible clean roomies
W/D. $355+ util. Avail Now-Aug. (813) 263-
Summer Sublease @ Lexington Cr. 1BR/
1BA in 3BR/3BA $450/mo all util. inc. Avail.
May 1. Furnished, gym, pool, W/D. On bus
route 9 & 34. Call Sandy at 727-687-0867.
NO DEPOSIT THE POLOS 1BR Apt. Tile &
marble, vault ceiling, gym. $619/mo down
from $675/mo + utils. Bus every 5 minutes.
Lease til July. Move in ASAP. 352-256-1999
1BR IN 4BR/2BA house- giant room. 1 block
from UF. M/F welcome. $400 + util. + sec
dep. W/D in house, dig cable. high speed
internet, res.parking. For info call 941-661-
4119 -Michelle 2-10-5-3
August 06-07 DELUXE 4BR/4BA THE
ESTATES. Great roommates, pool, gym,
atmosphere. Bedroom includes bath + linen
closet. Need someone for entire year. Call
352-246-3960 if interested SPECIAL 2005
rate $489/MO 2-10-5-3
First month FREE! $335/mo
utils. incl. lbr/lba w/walk in closet in 4 BR/
4BA. Avail Feb. 17th. 850-774-1078 2-
1ST MONTH FREE 10-5-3
1BR w/private BA @ The Cambridge. $495/
mo. Call239-455-3347 2-10-8-3 FIRST MONTH FREE
2BR/2BA at Pinetree Gardens avail. 3/1-7/
Sulblease until end of Seotember. 1BR ant at 31. $680/mo. Call 352-494-8513 2-13-5-3
Sunrise. Close to UF, Shands, VA. Avail Feb
6th. $459/mo. Call Vlady at 386-454-7574
1st MONTH RENT FREE SHORT TERM
LEASE Lease begins now 8/06. The
Cambridge Apts. Spacious room, own bath.
Near campus on bus rte. Randi 305-519-
1285 for more info. 2-22-15-3
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1 BR in 4 BR/2BA apt.. 1/2 mi to campus
Avail. Feb. to Aug. $440/mo incl all utils. Call
Colleen 941-720-0844 2-15-7-3
1 BR large very nice in Park 16th Apts. town-
house. 1111 SW 16th Ave. Call 494-8716.
Avail March 1st. $500/mo. 2-13-5-3
JOB TRANSFER moving 6 niths left on
lease. 2BR/1BA 1100 sq ft plenty of room,
gym, pool. $580/mo 352-494-5382 or 504-
401-2959 Ricky. 2-13-5-3
Avail. May 1st. 1BR furn apt-style w/ bath
and kitchen. $350/mo utils incl. Windsor
Hall. Call 239-822-5648 2-20-10-3
Female Sublet 1 BR/1BA of 3/3 apt. in the
Laurels. Large walk-in closets, upstairs with
balcony in bedroom. $413/mp, lease will
pay assignment fee. Please call 352-476-
3860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 BR furnished apt. style w/bath & kitchen
$510/mo util. incl. Windsor Hall all girls build-
ing. Sublease May-Aug. Behind Norman
Hall. Call 561-716-1842 2-20-20-3
"ALL INCLUSIVE* furnished BR. Avail. in
4/2. Move in today! W/D, sorority bus route,
secs. from campus, flex. $400/mo, must rent!
Wanting out of lease ASAP. Free Rent util
March. 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA in Oxford
Manor utils. incl. great amenities on great
bus route. 1 mi. from campus. $440/mo
willing to negotiate. Call 386-547-9131.
1/1 w/walk-in closet in 3/3. $452/mo incl all
utilities. On 20 bus. Call 305-431-0503. 2
F grad and prof looking for responsible and
clean third roommate. 2-15-5-3
1BR Apt. Avail 3/1-7/31/06 $569 Clean,
quiet, close, off University Ave. Arbor Lofts
1824 NW 3rd Place. Call 786-371-6000 or
email email@example.com 2-15-5-3
9 1 Subleases
Huge master BR/BA.in 2/2 apt. in Brandywine
$450/MO incl. cable, tv/internet & all utils.
Common area furnished. Poolside. Call
Lindsey 954-701-8445 2-15-5-3
Summer lease May-Aug. 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA Lexington Crossing Luxury Apartments.
Fully furn. Free utils. cable, hi. spd., internet.
Pool & gym..W/D incl. $465/MO Call 352-
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all 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
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. 335-4533 firstname.lastname@example.org
Room for rent. 307 SW 16th Ave. $310/MO,
$100 deposit, 1/2 cable + utils. Hi spd. inter-
net & furishings available. Pool & laundry
room very close. Call Adam @ 219-2433
Room available ASAP in 2/2 Vintage View
Condo. Quiet, clean community. No pets, no
smoking $495/MO. Call Matt 407-702-8019
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
Furnished master suite in large home
Pool community near UF/Shands. Non-
smoking professional only. Utils, cable &
*garage. $450/mo. 376-7632 2-13-15-4
Countryside Condo 2BR/2BA avail in Jan in
4BR/4BA. Ethernet & until. 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
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
Luxury room for rent. Downtown, right
above Dragonfly Sushi. Master BR in
3BR/3BA 2 story condo available. $729/mo
EVERYTHING included. Call Anthony at
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near library downtown. $285-$360/rm +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 2-10-10-4
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 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 utill
Mike at 256-4745 2-13-10-4
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-
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
One female roommate needed for master BR
in 4BR/3BA house. Large walk-in closet. On
the corner of NW 34th & 8th. $380/MO Call
Furnished 1 BR/1 BA in condo. Flexible lease.
$350/MO + utils. & 1/2 maintence fee. Please
call Kristine @352-572-5819 2-13-8-4
Roommates wanted for 4BR/3BA brand new
home, W/D, $360 + shared utilities. 8 min.
from UF Law. School, prefer professionals/
UF postdoctors & students. Call 333-7521
after 6 PM or email@example.com
Room w/loft in 2BR/2BA luxury condo.
Nicely furnished w/every amenity. 2 mi. from
campus. On major bus rte. Pool & tennis.
Close to shopping. incl. cable wifi & all utils.
$495/mo. (semester leases) 386-295-7859.
IMMEDIATE MOVE IN
Walk to UF, 3BR house, rent $475 + 1/3 utili-
ties. Call 952-240-7356 2-17-10-4
ROOM AVAILABLE ASAP in 2/2 Vintage
View Condo. Quiet, clean community. $450/
MO Call Matt 407-702-8019 2-28-17-4
1 BR in 2 Story furnished house in nice NW
neighborhood close to UF. Washer + dryer in
house. Rent $350/mo. Call Mike 316-3930.
Need Roommates! 4BR/2BA $350 + shared
utility. Furnished Large clean house w/huge
yard. 2 miles from UF. High speed + cable.
Girls or Guys. Call Tre at 352-328-8878.
$250 STUDENT ROOM AVAILABLE
Close to campus. Cool old house. Great stu-
dent roommates. 371-9409. 2-21-10-4,
Roommate needed for downtown Arlington
Square apt. Move in available now. Call
M/F for spacious 3BR/2BA house. Will work
w/indivs. $350/mo +1/3 utils for master BR.
$300/mo +1/3 utils for 2nd BRs. Large, quiet
fenced in backyard. W/D, 12 bus route. No
sec. dep. 352-871-6922 or- 561-629-3102
Female roommate wanted 2BR/2.5BA $465
+1/2 util./mo Cable/phone/HS int., AC, alarm,
DW, W/D, parking, pool, gym, bus stop, near
campus. Non-smoking 407-782-2105 3-
5 l Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-26-72-5
NEW PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND
EXISTING CONDOS NEAR UF
AT AFFORDABLE PRICES Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call Today
Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus Realty
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
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20, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9,2006
**WALK TO UF**
from "Jackson Square" Gainesville's hottest
,new development. Reserve today. Call Eric
Great homes close to UF
STOP Renting. Buy now.
FREE LIST OF HOMES
Campus Realty Group 4-26-72-5
Casablanca East 2BR/2.5BA 1,088 sq. ft.
Carpet, & tile, new ref & dw, ceiling fans
screened porch, .internal laundry room.
Partially furnished. 5 min from UF. $143,900.
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO for sale. 4BR/4BA.
Good condition! By basketball courts and
gym. Bus 9 & 35. $189,900. Please call
Cesar at ERA Trend Realty 870-8459. :2-
ROCKWOOD VILLAS -By owner 3BR/3BA
townhouse on bus route. Close to University
& mall. W/D, tile floor & more. Very well main-
tained. Call NOW 305-926-8120 2-17-20-5
4BR/3BA House 10 min from UF. Perfect for
student that wants to live rent-free. Home
warranty incl $186,500. Call Aaron Compean
with ERA Trend Realty. Count on Compean
for All Your Real Estate Needs 352-745-6118
COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA CONDO FOR
SALE New paint, carpet throughout. 25
steps from pool. A must see! Only $193,000.
Please call Cesar ERA Trend Realty 870-
Hot Student Condos Near UF
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FREE LIST OF UF CONDOS
Campus Realty Group 4-26-52-5
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. 'Nw, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 4-26-72-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-26-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-26-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6
Beds, Futons, Furniture; King Sealy se
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $16
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks,
or? sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-34(
-4-26-72-6- - - -................
BRAND NEW FURNITURE
Mattress Sets $169
5pc. Bedroom Sets $495
And Much More! Delivered to your door!
www.gowfb.com Check it out!
Or call (352) 376-1600 4-26-72-6
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top -
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 -4-26-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New. 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! 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-
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.
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
Bedroom Set- $300 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-26-72-6
FUTON $80 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-26-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-26-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422'1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 4-26-72-6
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
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & mnre Other rlnosnouts Twin
JI Furnishings ll For Sale
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OBeds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King sets
$99 *from estate sale. Safe pine bunk bed
$109. 376-0939/378-6005 Call-A-Mattress
4370 SW 20th Ave. 4-26-63-6
SOFA W/QUEEN SLEEPER.
LOVE SEAT, CHAIR w/OTTOMAN
Beige. Great condition $600 obo 332-3019
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-Computer/ laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
-Fix it for $44!!
-Home/ dorm 352-219-2980 4-26-68-7
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
BLOW OUT SALE
Computers For Sale, new and used. $100 to
$500, new $499-$999. Repairs 50% off. All
soft ware sale 10% off. 376-4116
rAvailable from Commercial News Providers"
FIXYOUR COMPUTER FOR ONLY $49
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want persoiialized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
RALEIGH MOUNTAIN BIKE for sale.
Great condition, hardly used Incl. bike rack
and u-lock. $150 obo. Emily 371-1257 or
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-
all sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.. Beautiful White Long
St King sets $189. Student discounts apply. WEDDING DRESS
)0 4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver! Never worn. Size 4, $300. Call Karen
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Rare opportunity to purchase exciting
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RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES; SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and more!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 4-26-72-11
fE Motorcycles, Mopeds
CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES
SCOOTERS, or dirt bikes in ANY condition,
Running or not. titles or not. Prompt pick up.
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
Owned by Gator grads. 1901 NW 67 P
Best prices in Gainesville. Will beat all Gville
competitor's prices on similar models. 4-
VERUCCI SCOOTER 45cc
Like new. ONly 270 miles. Geat condition.
$900. 3542-262-3205 2-15-10-11
Like New R6 YZF 2002 for
sale. Perfect condition.
Call me 871-5177 2-9-5-11
FOR SALE VERUCCI X7 2005 SCOOTER.
Runs great. Brand new. Unfortunatley I am
moving. Asking $1200 or best offer. Call 352-
226-6863 or 352-495-7360 2-17-10-11
Kymco Super 9 2002.
Blue. 6kmi, $800, cash only. Call Robyn 352-
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-26-72-12
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 21
CARS -CARS Buy*SellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
For CARS, TRUCKS & MOTORCYCLES
Buy, Sell orTrade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 4-26-
Sun City Auto
No Credit Check "O" Down & Up
www.suncityautosales.com 338-1999 3-31-
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Bring W-2 File Here Drive TODAY
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BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES.
WE BUY CARS
96 ECLIPSE FOR SALE. 140,000 miles.
Fast & clean. Excellent condition. Power
window, brand new timing belt & battery
& CD player & speakers. No leak & odor
$5200 Negotiable. Call 284-4295 Quinten..
2003 Hyundia Accent White 4 door.
Automatic, AC, PW/PDL, new tires, recent
tune up, CD player, excellent gas mileage,
58k highway-miles, still under warranty
$6000. (352) 494-6244. 2-9-15-12
SUN CITY AUTO
Test drive any vehicle and
GET A 3 DAY, 2 NIGHT VACATION*
Ask for details 338-1999 4-26-62-12
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
1998 MERCURY TRACER
Good condition, automatic transmission,
power brakes, $2500/OBO. Call Karen 352-
2001 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE DE Coupe
automatic, A/C, silver w.charcoal cloth, CD,
power everything, 70k, very clean, $4,900
OBO 352-514-1800. firstname.lastname@example.org
IMMACULATE 2005 HONDA ELANTRA
Still underwarranty, w/power windows & door
locks, CD player & cruise control. Priced @
$11,850, which makes it $1,350 below Blue
Book Value. 828-215-3532 2-10-5-12
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Shift knobs pedals, neon rods, bright lights,
oil caps, and more! www.TheBetterCar.com
'97 FORD ASPIRE
35 mpg. 66k. Cold air, new tires and brakes.
$1900 352-472-1237 or 214-6875. 2-10-
'88 MERCURY MARQUIS
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$3600 352-472-1237 or 214-6875 2-10-
THEAMERICAN 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
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 2-17-29-13
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clubs in the Gainesville area. We need
servers, cooks, drivers and more. 2-28-
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2 .Help Wanted
MARIO & LUIGI'S PIZZA Now hiring
Flyer Distributors $7.50/hr, Drivers $10-
12/hr, Pizzamakers $7/hr Apply at 3458 W.
University Ave. Call 376-6433 or 871-3368
Call center needs experienced telephone
agents for all shifts 24 hours 1830 NE 2nd St.
Apply in person M-F 9am-4pm 4-26-71-14
* 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 ot the perception of speech sounds
from foreign languages.
* If you are interested in participating, please
contact Jenna Silverjenlsilver@yahoo.com
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS, MODELS!
all ages and faces wanted!
No exp. Required, FT/PT!
Phone reps. needed ASAP for Politica.
Campaigns. Base hourly rate. 352-371-5888
x 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Drive. 2-28-29-14
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 te
schedule on campus interview for Feb 22
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.
Summer Camp Positions & More! Download
an application at www.suncountrysports.con-
and then call 331-8773 or 378-8711. 2-9-
Customer Service Sales Stock. Apply in
person 7100 W. University Ave. or 5030 NW
34th St. 2-24-20-14
$6.50/hr. PT .Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique 372-1226 2-10-10-14
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*21 Help Wanted
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-
AUNTIE ANNE'S PRETZELS is seeking a
mature person for flexible hours 18-30 per
wk. Apply in person, Food Court in The Oaks
BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Hiring servers, kitchen, drivers, pizza mak-
ers. Apply in person 5 SE 2nd Ave. 352-335-
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org *Bilingual
Tutors needed for one-on-one tutoring. At-
risk elementary school students. $9/hr., 15-
20 min. drive from campus. Tutors must have
federal work-study work permit. Contact Sally
for sched at 352-384-1155, email@example.com
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
Nearcwberre Am wewant W b
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
& Dynamic Co.
Money for SPRING BREAK!
First step: student. loan processor. $400-
$600/wk part time. firstname.lastname@example.org
Graphic designer needed. Gatorfood.com
looking for talented, creative & experienced
people. Must be familiar with Quark Express.
Looking for FT and PT. Please contact David
Project assistant for small book business in
Alachua. Must know web design, understand
shopping cart sites, maintain data base, cre-
ate bi-weekly newsletter $9/hr, 10hrs/wk.
email resume to email@example.com
400 counselors & instuctors needed!
Co-ed summer camps in Poconos, PA.
Top salary, travel paid, best staff.
Apply @ www.lohikan.com or call
Your roommate hasn't done the dishes in
How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the
M 1 Help Wanted
The Nuclear Pharmacy Services business of
Cardinal Health has an immediate opening
in Gainesville for a full time CUSTOMER
This position is primarily involved in process-.
ing orders, packing material for shipment and
in performing pick-ups and deliveries (com-
pany vehicles). The hours are from 4 AM to
12 noon M-F with occasional weekends.
We also have a part-time opening for ap-
proximately 20 hours a week. Qualified can-
didates will possess a high school education
or GED, a valid driver's license with a clean
record, and the ability to lift 50 Ibs.
Please contact Shirley Phillips at 352-336-
1575 between the hours of 10 am and 4
pm.Cardinal Health offers competitive com-
pensation and full benefits, including stock
purchase and 401K. Candidates will be re-
quired to pass a background check and drug
screen. EOE, MIFIDN. 2-9-5-14
Needs experienced filer for one or two shifts
of filing invoices, timecards, sales reports,_
et al. 12-min. bike ride from Reitz Union,
$9/hr, est. duration approx 6 hours total,
+/-, payable same day. firstname.lastname@example.org
NEED EXTRA INCOME?
Make your own hours.
Outside sales. Call 352-332-5005. Ask for
ACCTS RECEIVABLE/ BILLING CLERK for
NW site work construction office. Quickbooks
exp req. Ideal for business, construction, or
accounting major. Flex. hrs. $9-15/hr. Fax
resume & avail. hrs. to 352-335-1705. 2-
Assistant Scientist /associate Scientist
Banyan Biomarkers (www.banyanbio.com) is
an early stage biotech company located at
the UF Biotechnology Development Institute
in Alachua, Florida.
* The ideal candidate should have a M.Sc.
in biomedical science or a related field or
a B.Sc. degree with significant laboratory
* Job duties will include guided, but in-
dependent research work to develop new
biomarker assays, including a variety of
techniques (ELISA assays, Western blot-
* Industry experience with assay validation
skills is a plus.
* Salary is commensurate with experience
If you are a highly motivated individual
and enjoy working in a fast paced biotech
environment, please -send cover letter and
Mrs. Susan Kodumal, Banyan Biomarkers,
12085 Research Drive, Alachua, FL 32608;
New Scooters 4 Less is looking for young
energetic organized mechanics. PT/FT pos.
avail. $8/hr. starting pay. Exp w/2 stroke & 4
stroke engines is necessary. Call 336-1271
for more info. or stop by to fill out application.
WANTED: COLLEGE MUSICIAN to teach
music to Home Schooled children. $20-25/hr.
Flexible hours. Apply online @
MAKE BIG $$$$
delivering flowers on Valentine's Day. Need
car, insurance, valid driver's license. Call
Crevasse's Florist at Thornebrook Village
NOW HIRING A 5YRS. OR MORE EXP.
FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CALL MAIN
STREET DETAILING AT 352-376-4649 2-
wanted for flowershop for Valentines. Must
have own car. Apply in person. 635C NW
13th Street. 2-10-5-14
looking for PT sales rep. Call 434-981-6410
or email email@example.com 2-13-
PT Maintenance Personnel
Excellent pay, flexible hrs
Professional attitude, own
truck and tools required.
Campus Realty 692-3800 2-20-10-14
Si1 Help Wanted
Valentine's Week Helpers
Need Florist exp. AND DRIVERS. Top $$
Floral Expressions 375-1234 2-9-3-14
Delivery Drivers Wanted
Valentines week. Competitive pay, flexible
hours. Call 378-8105 2-13-5-14
Successful and innovative startup looking for-
associate. 20+ hours/wk. Are you reliable,
versatile, computer savvy, and team player?
Willing to assist in one or preferably more
areas including customer service, data
analysis, office support, marketing/sales
support, Windows, info tech? Email resume
to HR@perthleadership.org 2-13-5-14
5 STAR PIZZA ON TOWER RD.
Now Hiring all positions. Great pay, flexible
hours. Apply in person. 600 NW 75th St.
Attention smokers! Do you want to quit
smoking? Smokers are needed to partici-
pate in a smoking cessation study. If inter-
ested, email UF Lab and Clinic at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-7332
NANNY NEEDED for 5 yr. old in my home
M,W, F 6:30 to 8:15 AM & 2:30 to 8:30 PM.
Must be available both times & have own
transportation. Call 317-5573. Iv mssg. 2-
BECOME A DELL STUDENT REP- EARN
$12/hr. Make your own hours and gain amaz-
ing experience for your resume! Position
starts immediately. Go to: Repnation.com/
dell to apply. 2-17-8-14
WORK STUDY- RESEARCH
No experience necessary. 10hrs/wk, $8-10/
hr. Call 392-1721 ext 245. email@example.com
Pizza Makers/ Dishwashers. Evening hours.
,Apply in person b/w 2-5. Napolotono's 606
NW 75th St. 2-10-3-14
Hiring all Positions
Inside + driver. Good income & great at-
mosphere. Please Apply in person @ 210
SW 2nd. Ave Five Star Pizza Downtown.
HOUSEKEEPER- Family looking for a
housekeeper. Mon-Fri. full time. $6.75/hr.
For more info or to schedule an interview.
Please Call 256-3323 2-17-8-14
Delivery Drivers. Owns car. No late hours.
Apply in person b/w 2-5. Napolatano's 606
NW75th St. 2-10-3-14
Gymnastics Instructor @ 02B Kids. Apply @
6680 W. Newberry Road. For Questions call
338-9660. ext 18. 2-21-10-14
Great Education & Job-
Grad "or Advanced student interested in
Physical Therapy. Excercise trainer needed
for individuals who have had a stroke. NIH
Grant 2 shifts 9-12 & 12-3 $8/hr. Responsible
& dependable applicants. Call 273-5274. 2-
Production Group looking for local talent to
perform skits like Ali G, Jack Ass, & Trigger
) M 1 Help Wanted
Must know Flash & ability to create data
base driven sites. Beginners need not apply.
Email resume to designers@remingtonagen
PT CLERICAL HELP/ERRAND RUNNER
for law office, M-F, 2-5 pm, reliable car,
friendly. Fax reply to 352-374-4046 2-22-
PT FILE CLERK/RECEPTIONIST
for busy doctors office. Morning M-F 8-12.
Fax resume to 352-377-9577 2-15-5-14
Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, etc.
Singing telegrams must have own car. $20-
40 per delivery call Jerry or Kristin 375-6462
Earn $5-7/hr participating in psychology
study on human performance and decision
making. Come by room 375 Psychology
Building, UF campus, to apply. 2-15-5-14
HOGAN'S GREAT SANDWICHES
now hiring bar teriders and experienced
sandwich makers. Accepting applications
Mon 2/13, Tues 2/14 from 11-1 pm.- 5156
SW 34th. Shoppes of Williston Plaza. 2-
approx 25 hrs/wk Mornings,aftemoons, and
evenings. Ada's Clothes Repair. 284-2959
Models needed. Professional visual com-
pany seeks natural attractive individual for
artistic erotic. Over 18. $100-200 for 1-2
hours Call Alison 222-5233 or email
Escape Day Spa & Hair Studio P/T employee
needed. Book appts, answer telephones. &
perform office duties. Fax resume to 352-
335-2445 or call 352-335-5025 2-13-3-14
Harry's Seafood Bar & Grill
seeks experienced line cooks, dishwashers
& bussers. Apply at Harry's 110 SE 1st St.
Downtown Gainesville 32601 2-22-10-14
SUMMER JOBS starting at $200 per week
with room and board included. Work at one
of the of the University of Florida's four recre-
ational overnight camps located throughout
the state. Staff have no cabin responsibilities
and most weekends off. University of Florida
4-H Summer Staff are involved in teaching
canoeing, team sports, arts/crafts, swimming
and environmental education. We're looking
for ENERGETIC, CREATIVE & MATURE
persons to help lead these youth at these fa-
cilities. Apply online at www.Florid4h.org and
click on 4-H Campus. EOE/AA. 2-9-1-14
Holiday Inn University Center Hotel
Great benefits, paid vacation, paid sick days
Paid Holidays, 401K
Opening for the following departments
Breakfast attendant, front desk,
Drug Free environment
Apply in person at 1250 W. Univ. Ave.
Monday -Friday 8AM-5PM
I Mil Help Wanted
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!
Close To UF, Convenient
533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 4-26-72-15
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 4-26-72-15
Individuals or small groups.
375-6641 Harold Nobles
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 2/20/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
1/2 head $65 Full head $85.
Hair extensions, shampoo, cut, style $25
Hair by Glenda (352) 258-8431
HIP MOVES STUDIO
Personal Training $35 per hr
Belly Dance & Yoga Classes
Your first class FREE
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at 2pm. Call 1-800-910-1352 for informa- Westside Park Tennis 376-8250 2-28-
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study guides Sun 1/22 at 3:30 pm. Call by up to 60%! No credit check! http://
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All facilities & amenities: quality instruc- self-defense and safety products in the
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762. Southeast. www.repellertechnology.com.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 4-26-62-15 2-14-5-15
INCOME TAX PREP
Student Discounts. e-file, fast refund, inex- Angels to Toddlers Day Care
pensive, guaranteed. firstname.lastname@example.org Mondays to Friday
352-371-9514, cell 284-0803. 2-13-10-15 Call @ 352-377-6358
Ana Rhodes (certified) 2-15-5-15
7 years of experience. BS in Engineering,
UF. English/ Spanish. Call Francisco @ 352- H alt
494-8582 Sliding Scale Rates 2-13-10-15 eal services
African Hatian Style Dancing
Sun, Mon, Tues. Ages 19-45 $40/mo.
25 hrs/night. Help lose weight & feel great. ANONYMOUS
Call 352-333-9671 for locations and info. HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
May require future performances Alachua County Health Dept. Call
2-13-5-15 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
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Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr 373-7070
352-372-1664 www.breadroses.com 4-26-59-18
Spring Break Exclusive
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All Women's Health Center Fast Service Close to UF Prices include:
ABORTION Westside Park Tennis 376-8250 2-28- Round-trip luxury cruise with food.
Free Pregnancy Test 16-18 Accommodations on the island at
RU-486 Available t your choice of ten resorts.
378-9191 Free V.I.P. party package upgrade!
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compassionate adoption advice. Expenses here to look for someone to share a common Cancun from $499
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america interest with or for your true love FL Seller of Travel Reg #ST35585
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(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 303-1573 Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the
4-26-72-16 Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great Shotgun Sports-Skeet-Trap-5-Stand
way to meet cool people and it works. Chat Bunker-Open to Public-Wed-Fri-Sat
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Groups forming now. 339-2199 held on the Tenth of February at the Eagles
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cause I am and I need assistance), you must Jamaica, Mexico, Bahamas and Florida
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Upper & lower teeth whitening Gamma and the ladies of our newsroom.So, Call for group discounts information
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5. Real Estate 18. Personals
6. Furniture/Household Items 19. Connections
7. Computers 20. Events/Notices
I_ 8. Stereos/Electronics 21. Entertainment
9. Bicycles 22. Tickets
10. ForSale 23. Rides
11. Mopeds/Motorcycles 24. Pets
12. Autos 25. Lost & Found
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GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ
Ave 375-3752. 4-26-72-18
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
ROPE from $377.RT***
nning for everyone. Train, cruises,
irs. Gator Country Travel (just off
373-1992 FL Seller of Travel Reg.
ST COAST from $197 RT** -
ickages & more. Los Angeles, --
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st off campus) 373-1992 FL Seller
tions. ELS and ESSAY on Tues 2/14 from ofTravel Rg. No. ST-36232 4-26-72-22
3-4:30. MATH on Wed and Thurs 2/15-16
from 7-9 pm. Call 392-2010 to register. ***EAST COAST $137 RT***
2-15-5-20 Fall & holiday specials. NYC, DC, Philly, New
Eng & more! Gator Country Travel (just off
campus) 373-1992 FL Seller of Travel Reg.
S Entertainment No. ST 36232 4-26-72-22
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10-9 384-0090 WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
4-26-72-18 Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
CLEARANCE SALE All CDs must go 4-26-72-21
100,000+ CDs on sale $5.99. Ten for $50.
We need more room for our GIANT DVD
INVENTORY. Cash paid for DVDs. Hear
Again 818 W. University Ave. 373-1800 4- FIRSTSTRIKE PAINTBALL
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Call for the best group rates!
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Fly Scheduled Airlines,
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On-Campus Marketing Reps Needed!
Promo Code 35. 1-800-678-6386
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20 Yrs. as the Official So. Fl. Bus
Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse
$40 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
4 Shuttle- official Orl. airport to/from Gain.-
luxury SUV Vans, $143- door to door up to
07 people. 321-299-5921/ 407-641-6580-
www. transorlando.com 1-10-20-23
GATOR BUS IS HERE
Offering an alternative party option $25 r/t to
Ybor City, Departures Fri & Sat 7:30pm. Also
Tampa, Orlandb shuttle leave Friday return
Sunday. 219-2059 2-10-8-23
Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
Lost & Found
Key and Key Chain
at University Ave. and NW 24th St. on Friday
2/3. Call to identify. 371-2406 2-9-3-25
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2006
Poor defense, shooting sink UF
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
Following the Gators' nationally
televised win against Kentucky on
Saturday, UF wasn't going to al-
low themselves to have a letdown
against a team that had soundly de-
feated them on the road two weeks .
Or so they thought. -
But with South Carolina shoot-
ing a blistering 47.6 percent from
beyond the 3-point line, the result
was nearly the-same as before. The
Gamecocks made the plays and the
shots late in the game to defeat UF
The loss snapped the.Gators' 20-
game home winning streak, which
had been the second-longest active .
streak in the nation.
"I'm at a loss for words," said UF
forward Joakim Noah, who scored
15 points. "It's a tough loss, especial- r
ly after a big win like Kentucky."
Trailing 60-56 with 4 minutes, 13
seconds remaining, South Carolina
guards Bryce Sheldon and Tarence
Kinsey sank threes on consecutive ., ..
possessions to give the Gamecocks
a 62-60 advantage. V
An Al Horford layup tied the
score at 62, but a runner by Sheldon ... _
on 4he next possession gave South
Carolina a lead it would never re-. ..
After not scoring in four of the ".
Gamecocks' past five games and
recording a combined 13 points casey Lawson/ Alligator
in seven SEC games this season,
South Carolina guard Tarence Kinsey blocks UF forward Corey Brewer as he
SEE GATORS, PAGE 24 drives to the basket during the Gators' loss to the Gamecocks,
hinges on Green
G reen stands for money when Taurean is hot.
Green stands for losing when Taurean
Taurean Green loves climbing mountains.
Saturday, he threw his teammates some rope,
handed them some miners' picks and asked them
to join as he scaled Mt. Tubby (That's one steep
grade once you pass the navel).
Wednesday night, Green tumbled with his
teammates from atop the
peak. They smacked their
heads on that record-
home winning streak.
They wallowed through
A a frigid mound of defeat.
Louis And when Green and
Anastasis Co. shook off all of Bryce
Sheldon's 3-pointers and
Louis in the Bullpen shed those alligator tears,
everyone watching the
fall must have realized one
thing: Green is UF's barometer. Ride him while in
sniper mode. Weather him while his safety is on.
"To me, it's fascinating how you can be on top
of the world on Saturday if you're Taurean Green
and you play the way he did and then come back
and play the way he did [Wednesday]," said UF
coach Billy Donovan after Wednesday's 71-67
loss to South Carolina. "It just goes to show you
that you're not as good as you think you are, and
you're not as bad as you think you are. You better
come with a level of focus and preparation and
humility [every night]."
Ignore for a moment that Steve Spurrier's
reported trip to that voodoo doctor in Columbia,
S.C., never occurred.
SEE ANASTASIS, PAGE 26
Corsaletti's departure creates competition in outfield
* JUNIOR LECLERC COULD MOVE TO
Alligator Staff Writer
Jeff Corsaletti will be missed.
But that's about as negative as UF base-
ball coach Pat McMahon will get about
the departure of the All-American center
"I don't think you ever would replace
Jeff Corsaletti from a leadership perspective,
and he was so much of a go-to guy for our
offense," McMahon said. "I'm proud of him
and his professional career, but that's the
process in college. Players sign pro contracts
or graduate, and you have to move on."
Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in June,
Corsaletti's departure leaves a gaping hole
in center field.
An emotional leader during the Gators'
march to the College World Series finals
and the third all-time leader in hits for UF,
Corsaletti's exodus leaves massive shoes to
SAt least there will be plenty of feet to fill
them, McMahon said.
"We feel like we've added depth in our
outfield play, so there's still some tremen-
dous battles going on out there [for playing
time]," he said. "[Corsaletti] made an oppor-
tunity, by vacating center
field, for a player within
the system to step in."
McMahon said seven
different Gators have a
.".-."." legitimate shot at secur-
ing one of UF's three
starting outfield positions. It may take a
few games before any earn a permanent
spot in the lineup, but McMahon hinted
that he- would lean more toward returning
players rather than any of the incoming
With that in mind, junior Brian Leclerc
seems a likely replacement for Gorsaletti.
Leclerc has already seen plenty of time at
left and right field and grabbed some head-
lines late last season when he was named
MVP of the NCAA Gainesville Regional.
Still, McMahon hasn't ruled out keep-
ing Leclerc in right field and named senior
Chris Woods as a strong challenger for the
center field spot during preseason prac-
McMahon, who stresses a strong defen-
sive presence up the middle at the short-
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 26
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1996: Against Georgia State, Gators
second baseman David Eckstein becomes
the first UF player to hit for the cycle. He also
recorded 9 RBI in the game, becoming the
second player in UF history to do so.
M UF women's diver Alicia Miller and men's
diver Aaron Leech were named the South-
eastern Conference Divers of the Week
after their performances against Indian
River Community College on Saturday.
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Gators outlast South Florida
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Unlike previous matches,
Wednesday's didn't come easy for
the UF women's tennis team.
The competition was stiff, the
games were dose and the points
were closer as UF defeated South
Florida 4-1 at the Ring Tennis
After cruising to an 8-0 win in
No. 3 doubles competition, UF's
Keri Robison and Alexis Gordon
stood on court three to cheer on
struggling UF sophomores Diana
Srebrovic and Lolita Frangulyan.
With the support of their team-
mates, the duo came back to defeat
USF's Liz Cruz and Icri Rai 8-6.
"We need to play with more en-
ergy and more passion in doubles,"
UF coach Dave Balogh said. "We're
just not there yet."
With the doubles point won,
sophomore Whitney Benik and
junior Nina Suvak were tied 6-6 in
their match when it was called off
by the coaches so the teams could
prepare for singles play.
When Srebrovic and Gordon,
UF's No. 1 and No. 2 singles play-
ers, respectively, both fell behind
early, the Bulls started smelling
an upset. Even after Benik and
Frangulyan won their singles
matches in straight sets to put UF
up 3-0, USF was still alive with three
matches in a third set and another
in a tiebreaker.
player in the
fortable on the
Benik court. She lost
to Etienne (6-2,
3-6, 6-2) for her first defeat of the
"I just didn't play my game,"
Srebrovic said. "My serve was off.
I was hitting stupid shots. It just
Srebrovic has been plagued by a
cold and was unable to practice the
last four days. She also has tendon-
itis and a blister on her foot.
Balogh said the lack of practice
and injury played a big part in her
As Gordon trailed 4-1 in the
second, and Suvak- and UF senior
Boglarka Berecz both trailed in
the third, the remaining UF play-
ers never looked nervous, as they
stood on court one, cheering.
Suvak bounced back and de-
feated Gabriela Duch (6-1, 4-6, 6-4)
to secure the UF victory.
"We all believe in each other,"
Srebrovic said. "Our hearts pulled
Gordon was up 7-6 (6), 5-4in the
second set, and Berecz was ahead
4-3 in the third when their matches
were called. The Gators will travel
to Coral Gables to play Miami on
Sunday and will follow up against
three top-10 teams in their next four
"We have to maintain our
toughness in doubles and make
better adjustments in singles,"
Balogh said. "We're in the season
now. USF was tough."
Saints fall at home
By RYAN ACQUAVITA
It was a battle of strength
versus speed when a quicker
Santa Fe team met up against
the bigger Seminole Raiders,
Wednesday night. The stronger
Seminole (9-13,4-6 Mid-
Florida Conference) constantly
pounded the boards in the
61-56 win, pulling down 39
"I thought the Seminoles
deserved to win," Santa Fe
coach Chris Mowry said.
"They played harder than we
did and did a better job of try-
ing to execute their offense."
The first half was marked
with scoring runs and droughts
for each team.
After an early Santa Fe lead,
Seminole went on a 7-minute,
11-0 run to take a 15-11 lead.
The Saints countered with a 6-
minute, 12-0 fast-breaking run
fueled by Seminole turnovers.
"We wanted to try to run
the floor," Mowry said.
Seminole power forward
Jerome Boyd snatched momen-
tum from -
Santa Fe the Saints
Community early in the
College second half.
who scored 18, created his own
8-0 run. Boyd pulled down
the game's biggest rebound
with 27 seconds left, securing
a 3-point Seminole lead.
On the ensuing play, Santa
Fe's Andres Sandoval missed a
potential game-tying 3-pointer.
Santa Fe freshman Tracy
Rankins, who scored 12,
started the game for struggling
guard Brandon Bryant.
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Defensive perimeter breakdowns bury Gators
GATORS, from page 24
Sheldon finished with 14 points while
shooting 4 for 6 from 3-point territory.
"We allowed him to do what he does
well, and that's shoot the basketball," UF
coach Billy Donovan said. "[If] we force
him to make all twos, we probably win
The Gators had a chance to steal a
win when UF guard Lee Humphrey
sank his fourth 3-pointer of the game
to cut the Gamecocks' lead to 2 with 21
seconds remaining. South Carolina's
Tre' Kelley followed up, sinking one of
two free throws during the Gators' fol-
lowing possession. But Brandon Wallace
blocked a potential game-tying shot by
UF point guard Taurean Green with 8
"It just goes to show you that you're
not as good as you think you are, and
you're not as bad as
you think you are,"
Donovan said about
Noah also had a
layup stripped by
Kelley, who stands 10
Noah inches shorter than
Much of the Gators' woes resulted
from defending the perimeter, where they
afforded the Gamecocks numerous open
"It was our inability to match up
and play with the level of concern you
need," Donovan said. "Our guys didn't
have good-enough respect for the 3-point
line. It was our defense that lost the game
"I thought we executed better there
than we did in Columbia, [S.C.], but [the
Gamecocks] put up a lot of prayers, and
those prayers were answered."
And Donovan's players realized that
they didn't defend South Carolina's
shooters as well as they needed to.
"I don't think we communicated as
well as we should have," said UF forward
Chris Richard, who finished with 4 points
and five rebounds. "A few times, we got
mixed-up. We just didn't do a good job
containing them.on the perimeter."
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After starting most of last season in left field, Gavin Dickey should
be a fixture in the UF outfield this year.
stop, second base and center field positions, will
field returning, yet inexperienced players at all
Former second baseman Adam Davis will
move to shortstop this year, and sophomore
Brandon McArthur, who started most of last sea-
son at third, will move to second this season.
Elsewhere in the outfield, Gavin Dickey.
looks to return to left field, a position he started
at for most of last season.
Dickey, the former backup quarterback for
the football team, will now focus exclusively
"I feel great," Dickey said. "My body feels
better not having to work out for football and
baseball at the same time, and it's a relief just to
be able to focus on baseball 100 percent."
Dickey also paints a positive picture of the
Gators' outfield prospects this season.
"I think we have a lot of talented guys, and
we've got a lot of guys who can swing it," he
said. "We're also very versatile and can move
around out there."
Dickey said he is unsure of what the depth
chart might eventually look like but has confi-
dence that McMahon will deal out playing time
"Coach Mac does a good job managing the
team," Dickey said. "He's always going to put
us in the right position to win games."
ANASTASIS, from page 24
Against the Gamecocks, Green made just
three of nine shots. He turned the ball over
three times. Not terrible, but not Taurean-
In UF's three combined losses, Green has
shot 36 percent, averaging five turnovers a
"He's a sophomore, he's young and he's
going to have those kind of games," South
Carolina coach Dave Odom said. "And that's a
terrible burden to put on a kid, saying, 'If you
have a bad game, we're losing, son.' You don't
But it's true. Just look how Green usually
holds the Gators together better than crazy
And Odom is no dummy. So before
Wednesday's game, he gave his players one
order: stop Green.
He told them to deny both the left side and
the right side play him straight up. He told
them to deny him the 3-point line.
"I think he's dynamite from three," Odom
said. "I'm not real smart, but I think three is
greater than two."
Three might as well have been worth 10 to-
ward the game's end. With the Gators trailing
70-67, Green rolled off a pick and was denied a
game-tying 3-poirter by Gamecocks' forward
Brandon Wallace; He shot. He was blocked.
"They list him at 6-foot, but I doubt that,"
Odom said. "Even the last possession, the shot
was blocked. I still think he's probably the best
guard in the league him and [Tennessee's
'Green never found his rhythm all game
and it showed. Always the frizzy, smiling
point guard oozing with excitement after a
win, Green hung his head, barely talking after
"It was the whole game. We just didn't
guard the 3-point line during the game,"
Green said. "We just let them beat us."
Last season, in between book signing of
his bestseller "It's Better to Receive Than to
Give," point guard Anthony Roberson 'was
busy controlling a UF team of his own. In
losses, Roberson shot a lot. In wins, Roberson
shot a lot more.
But for Green, it's not just about the shoot-
ing. It's about the ball control, the passing.
And just take a close look. There's Green on
the horizon, dishing another roll of rope to his
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 27
UF needs SEC win
Gators mesh veterans, youth
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
Twenty-two games into the sea-
son, there's one thing that a coach
doesn't want to have to say.
"I know you've heard it before,
but it's time for us to get a victory,"
said Mississippi State women's
basketball assistant coach Steve
Curtis in his weekly column on the
school's athletics Web site. "In fact,
it's past time."
UF (17-5, 5-4 Southeastern
Conference)- will travel to
Starkville, Miss,, to face the last-
place Bulldogs (6-16, 1-8 SEC)
tonight at 8.
The Bulldogs dropped exhibi-
tion games to the Houston Jaguars
and Athletes in Action traveling
teams and lost three consecutive
games last month by an average
margin of just under 34 points.
But UF isn't taking the SEC cel-
lar dwellers lightly.
"A record doesn't always speak
of a team's capability," UF senior
point guard Sarah Lowe said. "For
us, it's about us. ... We've got to
take care of business. It's about
winning the games that there's no
doubt we can win."
The UF seniors remember being
in the Bulldogs' situation during
the 2002-03 season, when they
went 1-13 in the SEC as freshmen.
"I know it's definitely frustrat-
ing," senior forward Dalila Eshe
said. "You just hope to try and get
But this year is different.
With just four games remaining
on the SEC schedule, UF cannot af-
ford to drop an easy game.
To almost assure them a spot in
the NCAA Tournament, the Gators
need to win two
of their final five
.games to finish
at 7-7 in the SEC.
teams in the
history of the
SEC have failed
Lowe to receive an
NCAA bid with
a .500 record in the league. But 13
teams have made the tourney7 with
a losing conference record.
With contests remaining against
No. 3 Louisiana State and No. 5
Tennessee, it's not exactly a given
that UF will hit the .500 mark.
"It's absolutely a must-win
game," Eshe said. "This is the type
of team that if you take them light-
ly, they can upset you. There's no
question that with Tennessee and
LSU on the schedule, we need to
take care of Mississippi State."
By BRIAN STEELE
When UF softball coach Tim Walton brought
two assistants with him from Wichita State he
probably didn't know that there was already
another coach on his roster.
"[Kristen Butler] has accepted the coaches'-
responsibilities and the role to be the team leader
and captain," Walton said. "She's not afraid to say
what's on her mind and demands respect on the
"It's very easy for me as a coach to have an-
other coach on the field at the same time. She's a
game-changer. If it's not shaking up the way we
want, shell say what's wrong."
Butler, a three-year starter at catcher, willbe the
player-coach of the UF infield this season. Walton
looks to her as one of his leaders, and Butler only
concerns herself with the rest of the team.
"If the team plays well, individual players will
be recognized," Butler said. "We're looking for-
ward to a [Southeastern Conference] champion-
ship ring. That's our goal for this year, and we're
waiting for that."
The infield also features returning All-SEC
second-team junior first baseman Melissa Zick,
who was second on the team in batting average
and RBI last season.
During her UF career, Zick has started all but
one game. Now, expectations of her have risen.
"The one thing we're hoping that [Zick] can
add is being a clutch hitter," Walton said. "If she
can be a cutch hitter in the middle of our lineup,
then we're going to have a really good year. She's,
been a solid player since she stepped on this cam-
pus. She's calm, cool and collected."
The infield is not just filled with veterans,
however Freshman third baseman Brooke
Johnson has snatched the starting spot.
"t's very easy for me as a coach to
have another coach on the field at 1
the same time. She's a game-chang-
er. If it's not shaking up the way we
want, she'll say what's wrong."
UF softball coach
"I think [Johnson] is a great player, and I don't
think anything of her being a freshman," Zick
said. "I think that she is going to go out and make
some great plays. She has great maturity out there
and will do a lot for us."
One-third of UF's team is freshmen, and
Walton enjoys watching the interactions between
the youth and the veterans.
"Anytime you have some good youth, it
helps revitalize the experience," he said. "The
experience shows how it's done, and the youth
sometimes doesn't really care'and just goes out
and plays. We have a great mix in the infield with
different characteristics, which will help them be-
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