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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006


Custom Copies sued by major publishers


Suit accuses store of 20 violations


By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Alligator Writer
jrichards@alligator.org

A local copy shop was sued Wednesday
by six major publishers, which accuse the
company of selling their material without
permission.


Custom Copies President Kenneth
Roberts said the publishers are exploiting
what amounts to human error on behalf of
his employees in order to push him out as
competition.
William Strong, the Boston attorney
representing the publishers, said "pirates"


like Custom Copies cost his clients a lot of
money.
"The publishers suffer a lot when this
kind of thing happens," he said, adding that
the evidence he has against Custom Copies
is probably "the tip of the iceberg."
Typically, when professors want to put
together course packs, they notify the text-
book retailer, which compiles a bibliography
and sends it to an intermediary, Copyright


Clearance Center Inc. That company, based
in Danvers, Mass., buys the copyrights from
each publisher and compiles the royalty fees
into one bill that it sends to the retailer.
The publishers suing Custom Copies
claim that, in 20 instances since Spring
2003, it skipped that intermediate step and
printed excerpts from books, journals and

SEE LAWSUIT, PAGE 4


AROUND GAINESVILLE

Locals honor King


Choir director Regina McKay leads the singing of the song "High Praise" during the memorial service for
Coretta Scott King at the Showers of Blessing Harvest Center on Thursday night.


By JACQUELINE DAVISON
Alligator Writer
jdavison@alligator.org
Local officials and residents paid
their respects Thursday night to
the memory of Coretta Scott King,
wife of civil rights movement
leader Martin Luther King Jr.
"She's really the last of the
icons of the civil rights move-
ment," said Commissioner
Rodney Long, president of
the Martin Luther King Jr.
Commission of Florida.
An audience of 150 gath-
ered at Showers of Blessings
Harvest Center for a tribute
to King, who died Jan. 30.
The MLK Commission organized
the event, which featured city
officials as well as local church
groups that sang and danced.
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan said
she admired King's continued
fight for civil rights, even when
her husband had just been killed.
"This is a woman whose home
was bombed when she had a


little baby," Hanrahan said. "I
have a little baby. I just can't con-
ceive of how she was able to pick
up from that and keep going."
Long said he wonders who will
follow King as a leader for civil
rights.
"Who is going to step up to
the plate? Who is going to swing
the bat?" he asked. "We can't get
Venus and Serena [Williams]. We
can't get Janet [Jackson]. Who can
we get? Somebody is out there."
The service began with a slide-
show of pictures of King, both
alone and with her husband.
"It's important that we not
only recognize her legacy of
keeping Martin's dream alive,
but her legacy of things that she's
done on her own," Long said.
Hanrahan said she also ad-
mired King's work for a larger
community than those involved
in the civil rights movement.
"She has traveled the world.
She worked hard, she spoke out,
SEE KING, PAGE 4


SG nominee vows to change money distribution


* SUSAN HENRIQUES IS THE FIRST CANDIDATE TO
RELEASE HER CAMPAIGN PLATFORM.

By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Writer
Ilewis@alligator.org

Susan Henriques says she is not about politics as usual.
"I think that the treasurer doesn't necessarily always
ask what is best for the students," said Henriques, who is
running for Student Body treasurer in this Spring's Student


Government election.
With 18 days until the election, she is the only SG candi-
date to have released a platform
Student Government and is also the only candidate
Elections running for executive office
without the support of a political party.
Last Spring, she ran for Student Body treasurer with the
Progress Party but has since said she does not want to be-
come involved in party politics again.
"Basically,-I think that I am the most qualified person at
this university to be Student Body treasurer," she said. "I
think my chances (of winning) are actually very good."


The election will be held Feb. 28 and March 1, and its
winners will control nearly $12 million in student money.
Henriques said she sees a lot of problems with the way
money is being allocated by the current SG administra-
tion, especially involving the approval of Student Activity
Requisition forms.
Student organizations are required to fill out SAR forms
every time they use money for their activities. Henriques
said those requests are not being processed quickly enough
by Student Body Treasurer Lindsay Cosimi.
SEE HENRIQUES, PAGE 4


With Brittany
Davis nursing a
sore back, forward
Dalila Eshe picked
up the slack, scor-
ing a game-high 21
points to lead the
Gators to a 63-48
win at Mississippi
State on Thursday.
See story, pg. 20


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President Bush
and Osama bin Laden
have the same goal in
mind: to restructure the
Middle East, said a po-
litical science professor
from the University of
Chicago on Thursday.
See story, pg. 5.


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Faiths converge to discuss importance of Jerusalem


* THE PANEL ENCOURAGED STUDENTS
TO RESEARCH DIFFERENT FAITHS.

By LINDSEY FRANCO.
Alligator Contributing Writer

A reverend, a rabbi and an imam discussed
the religious importance of Jerusalem to their
respective faiths Thursday night.
A curious crowd of 150 filled the Rion


Ballroom to witness "Jerusalem: A Hotbed of
Religious Animosity," a discussion that fea-
tured speeches from a three-member panel.
The Rev. Shanta
On Premawardhana, who spoke
Campus first, said extremism in any faith
creates unnecessary conflict.
The discussion, hosted by
Islam on Campus as a part of Islam Awareness
Week, sought to achieve a level of understand-
ing and respect for each faith and get to the


bottom of the conflict surrounding Israel's
disputed capital city, Jerusalem.
Rabbi Jonathan Siger spoke next, explain-
ing the extensive history of Jerusalem. He also
explained that the origin of Jerusalem's name
comes from the words "vision" and "peace."
"We would do well to consider the irony,"
he said.
Imam Mohammed Abdul-Malik, the
Muslim religious representative for the United
Nations, spoke last. He explained that it is not


God's will to create war and division based on
differing beliefs.
"Which is more powerful," he asked the
crowd, "land or people?"
Ahmed Sherif, an advisor for Islam on
Campus, enjoyed the discussion but thought
that it focused too much on similarities.
"Most of the speakers stayed away from
controversial topics," Sherif said. "I think
the current climate needed to be addressed
more."


Israel Awareness Week invites all students to attend


By RACHEL ROBINS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students who like to stay up 'til
the wee hours instant messaging
have Israel to thank. In 1996, tech-
nology for AOL Instant Messenger
was developed in Israel.
"[Israel] is not what you hear
about in the news," said Iddo
Feinberg, a UF swimmer from Tel
Aviv, Israel. "It's not that different
from here."


Israel Awareness Week began on
Feb. 5 and will conclude on Monday.
On Sunday at 1 p.m., there will be
a pro-Israel rally at the Plaza of the
Americas, which will feature U.S.
Rep. Cliff Stears and Student Body
President Joe Goldberg.
"To be pro-Israel does not mean
to be anti-Palestine. It's not like one
or the other," said Amit Regev, presi-
dent-elect of Florida Israel Project.
Sponsored by Gators for Israel,
Florida Israel Project, Jewish Student
Union and UF Hillel, the week in-


duded a Super Bowl party, an Israeli
Club Night and a performance by
singer RickRecht.
"One purpose of Israel
Awareness Week is to encourage
university students who feel that
they don't know a lot about Israel
to talk to those who do," said David
Harris, the week's director.
Rabbi Jonathan Siger of Hillel
said he feels that students should
learn about Israel especially this
year because of Palestine's recent
election of the Hamas government.


"It's about Israel, not
Judaism. Like Israel, Israel
Awareness Week is open to
-everyone."
David Harris
Israel Awareness Week director

Hamas has been categorized as a so-
cial service network with a terrorist
component that will not recognize
Israel as a state.


Siger advises students to make
an effort to read about Israel not
necessarily through mainstream
press.
Harris stresses that everybody
should attend the week's events.
"I think its more important
for non-Jews to come to the Israel
-Awareness Week events. Israel is
our brother-in-arms of the Middle
East it's our ally," Harris said.
"It's about Israel, not Judaism. Like
Israel, Israel Awareness Week is
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LAWSUIT from page 1

other publications without paying
royalties.
In 2003, Roberts settled a
copyright lawsuit filed by three
publishers, two of which are
named in this suit.
"We've known for years that
we're under a microscope," he
said. "With that knowledge, there


is no way in hell that we would
ever deliberately violate a copy-
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chintz on a couple hundred dol-
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employees, when sending bibli-
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publishing company asked him
to pay money he owed which
he said he would have before
filing suit.


Treasurer nominees regain eligibility for race


HENRIQUES, from page 1

"There's been times where it's been weeks be-
fore anything's been approved," Henriques said,
later adding that, "I think more than a day or two is
more than enough."
Cosimi could not be reached for- comment by
press time.
Henriques briefly encountered a hurdle in her
campaign Wednesday, when SG adviser Chris
Cupoli disqualified her from the race because she
is scheduled to graduate in May. The mandate also


disqualified Swamp Party vice presidential candi-
date Lydia Washington.
However, Cupoli's decision was overturned
Thursday by Reitz Union Executive Director Eddie
Daniels, rendering both candidates eligible to run
for office.
"The idea is that you have to be a matriculat-
ing student in order to hold office," Daniels said.
"Chris was looking out for students, as well as try-
.ing to maintain some integrity in the SG election
process.
Both Washington and Henriques said they plan
to attend graduate school at UF.


King impacted many lives

KING, from page 1


and she did it with grace,
with dignity, with respect
for everyone," Hanrahan
said.
Rep. the Rev. Ed
Jennings said he was
grateful for King's work
as a part of the civil rights
movement and the impact
it had on his own life in
Gainesville.
"What she stood for was
finally giving us an opportu-
nity," Jennings said. "Because
of what she did and what her
great husband did, I had
the opportunity to go to an
integrated school system in
K-12 ,in Alachua County."
Several local reverends spoke
of the influence King had on


"She served to re-
mind all of us that
yes, you might be
able to kill a dreamer,
but you will never be
able to kill a dream."
Rev. Milford Lewis Griner
M.L. Griner Ministries of
Gainesville

their lives, including the Rev.
Milford Lewis Griner of the
M.L. Griner Ministries of
Gainesville.
"She served to remind all
of us that yes, you might be
able to kill a dreamer," Griner
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Chicago professor criticizes Bush's handling of Iraq


By PANAGIOTA PAPAKOS
Alligator Contributing Writer

President Bush and Osama bin Laden
have the same goal in mind: to restructure the
Middle East, said a political science professor
from the University of Chicago on Thursday.
John Mearsheimer, co-director of the
Program on International Security Policy at,
the University of Chicago, lectured on "Why
the Bush Doctrine Crashed and Burned in
Iraq," in the Keene Faculty Center in Dauer
Hall.
About 100 people attended the lecture,
with some listening and standing against the
back wall.
"I don't have any doubt that the
Bush Doctrine has crashed and burned,"


Mearsheimer said.
He has also written about security issues
and international politics for The New York
Times and has published three books his
most recent being "The Tragedy of Great
Power Politics" in 2001.
Professor Ido Oren, associate chairman
of the department of political science and a
former student of Mearsheimer, organized
the lecture.
"We thought it would be a good idea to
schedule a public lecture to open the debate,"
Oren said.
Mearsheimer blamed Bush's unwilling-
ness to cooperate with international institu-
tions within the administration as the main
cause for what he sees as the failure in Iraq.


"Most Americans don't


want to admit


"Most Americans don't want to ad-
mit that our policies enrage people
around the world."
John Mearsheimer
Co-director of the Program on International
Security Policy at the University of Chicago

that our policies enrage people around the
world," he said.
The American aggression in Iraq has
encouraged other countries, such as North
Korea and Iran, to secure nuclear weapons,
Mearsheimer said.
He questioned whether the Bush admin-
istration's goal of spreading democracy in
Iraq was logical and said the "deeply flawed"


Bush Doctrine has damaged the reputation of
the United States abroad.
"This is going to be seen as one of the
great strategic disasters in American history,"
he said. "It will rank right up there with
Vietnam."
Mearsheimer graduated from West Point
in 1970 and was an officer in the U.S. Air
Force for five years.
"It's quite clear we're in real trouble," he
said. "The American military is starting to
crack."
Tom Reynolds, a 19-year-old po-
litical science major, said he agreed with
Mearsheimer's main points but believes
there is still a chance for success in Iraq.
"I think there is still hope if Bush is open to
reform," he said.


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how to play poker at the Texas
Hold 'Em Clinic held in the Reitz
Union on Thursday night. The
event was sponsored by the Reitz
Union Game Room.
The participants, whose poker
experience ranged from weekly
players to those who didn't know
a good hand from a bad one, spent
an hour being taught the basic
rules of the game by Danny Firu,
a graduate student who used to
work at the game room.
"The prerequisite for this class
is nothing," Firu said. "I'm going
to teach you like you have no ex-
perience."
Firu explained strategies by
relating poker to common card
games, such as rummy and Go
Fish, and walked the women
through a pretend game he drew
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on a dry-erase board.
After covering all aspects of
the game, the women played
each other in a poker tournament.
Every participant received a gift
bag filled with goodies including
a deck of playing cards and a $5
coupon for the Reitz Union Game
Room. The top winners earned a
poker pack complete with poker
cards and chips.
The event was the second clinic
sponsored by the game room as
part of the Girls
On Night Out Clinic
Series, which teaches
women typically

male-dominated ac-
tivities like bowling, football and
pool.
Lori Siegel, the event program-
mer at the Reitz Union, said the
Girls Night Out Clinic Series is a
fun way for women to socialize as
well as learn a different sport.
"It's basically our way to get
women involved in the game room
and to show them things we have
to offer them," Siegel said.
Siegel hopes to offer a different
clinic every other month. Although
there is no date set yet, she said the
next event in the series will be a
bowling clinic.


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6, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006


Here at the Department of Darts & .Laurels, we recog-
nize that SG election news has been getting a lot of play
recently.
We also realize that, with the election only a few weeks
away, we'll have a lot more opportunities to drop some
darts on the new parties and candidates.
So for now, we'll take a week off from blasting all of the
usual suspects.
But that doesn't mean that we're taking it easy.
Once again, we've wrapped all of the very best stories
from this week into another heart-stopping edition of our
very own...



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We begin by bestowing a just-because-you-have-one-
doesn't-mean-everyone-else-does-too DART to SG for
even considering the removal of campus courtesy phones.
Student Body President Joe Goldberg summed up the
circumstances thusly: "In light of our very interesting bud-
get situation, we are finding a place to cut (money) with-
out losing out in quality programs for students at UF."
The "interesting budget situation" that Goldberg re-
ferred to is a budget shortfall of $309,000. The deficit re-
sulted because SG created its budget before the Board of
Governors had allocated its funds.
Now SG officials are having to scramble around to find
services to cut.
Goldberg justifies removing the phone service because
he assumes most students on campus have cell phones.
That may be true.
But not everyone can afford cell phones. And some-
times cell phone batteries run out. And sometimes you
just don't want to use your minutes.
On the other hand, Joe Goldberg never has to worry
about being out of touch. He rolls with a student-funded
BlackBerry device, costing SG $108 each month.
So the idea of ditching the courtesy phones suggests a
bit of a double standard. If SG needs to find money, they
could start by cutting some of SG officials' perks.
We continue by offering a you-give-scalpers-a-bad-
name DART to Leonard Charles Rushing. Early Sunday,
Rushing attempted to sell UF employee Donnie Leejr
Ryles an event ticketfor $40.
At one point, Ryles handed Rushing a $100 bill. Instead
of reciprocating with a ticket and change, Rushing jumped
in his car and sped away.
Ryles clung desperately to the hood of the vehicle until
Rushing got out and punched him in the face.
"This crime was poorly thought out, poorly planned,
poorly executed, and now there's someone else in jail,"
said Gainesville Police spokesman Sgt. Keith Kameg.
Rushing was eventually apprehended, wearing only
jeans, six blocks away from GPD headquarters.
The phrase "criminal genius" certainly doesn't come
to mind.
On the same note, we issue a let-the-buyer-beware
DART to UF employee Donnie Leejr Ryles. Hanging onto
the hood of a moving car is pretty cool, but everybody
should know not to open their wallet to buy scalped tick-
ets from half-naked strangers.
Lastly, we confer a what-the-hell-were-you-thinking
DART to all of the women who have "hooked up" with
Tucker Max on his book signing tour.
Max, a self-proclaimed asshole, appeared at Gator City
on Monday night to promote his new book, "I Hope They
Serve Beer in Hell."
The author routinely boasts of his sexual exploits on his
Web site, www.tuckermax.com.
Despite his raunchy stories and obvious conceit, wom-
en continue to hound him.
We can't understand it.
But at least it makes for good reading.


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Emily Yehle
EDITOR ,
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Tom Durrenberger
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Column -

Cronyism too blatar
Intelligent design is.an important aspect of the debate
over the genesis of the cosmos. To the religious, it
is a fresh name for what we have learned to be the
beginning of the universe and life. Perhaps it is literal
truth, and the skies and earth were created in an instant
by a higher being. Or it may be that the story can be
taken allegorically, as words can be misunderstood and
misinterpreted over 4,000 years.
Regardless of the finer points of intelligent design,
one thing is certain: It has no place in NASA.
Being both a governmental institution and one that
deals with exploration and scientific research, it should
be doubly free from considerations involving intelligent
design.
Try to tell that to George Deutsch. The 24-year-old
was working at NASA as a public affairs officer when he
took exception to a Web presentation about Einstein. In
a memo to the contractor working on the presentation,
Deutsch insisted that the word "theory" be appended to
"Big Bang" throughout the presentation.
It might seem that Deutsch was just being picky
about the wording of the presentation. The concept of
the Big Bang is indeed a theory, albeit the best one the
science community has to describe, the beginning of the
universe.
However, Deutsch went on to add that he did not
feel it was NASA's business to endorse a concept that
did not include intelligent design. His ignorant memo
culminated with the statement, "This is more than a sci-
ence issue, it is a religious issue... That would mean we
had failed to properly educate the very people who rely
on us for factual information the most."
The idea that a government-funded scientific institu-
tion has any concern in religious matters is completely


in administration


Scott Gilton
Scott Strikes Back
letters@alligator.org


ridiculous. The fact that George
Deutsch, who claimed to have
graduated from Texas A&M's
journalism school, was permit-
ted to pursue his own religious
agenda in NASA's scientific
stances is even more preposter-
ous.
It is hard to believe NASA
would hire someone so at odds
with the standards of its com-


munity. But they didn't. Deutsch was appointed to
his position by the Bush administration. Apparently,
Deutsch worked extensively on the Bush/Cheney cam-
paign in 2004 and was handed the position as a reward.
Even worse, it was recently revealed that Deutsch never
received a degree from Texas A&M. He didn't graduate
at all.
All political systems naturally foster cronyism, but
usually those who engage in it place their friends more
appropriately.
However, in the past six months, our president has
been caught blatantly positioning fools and unqualified
politicos throughout the government. First there was
the debacle involving Federal Emergency Management
Agency Director Michael Brown, who worried about
his attire in the middle of a catastrophe. Then there
was Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, who had
no previous judicial experience. Now we have George
Deutsch, a college dropout acting as a religious messen-
ger in the middle of our national space agency.
How far does this trail of fools run?
Scott Gilton is a decision and information sciences senior.
His column appears on Fridays. .


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

Today's question: Should the Thursday's question: Are SG 74% YES
courtesy phones around campus parties isolated from the student 26% NO
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Guest .:: ;

Thursday editorial attacks parties too early -in campaign


A s a former columnist
who covered Student
Government news, I
know how frustrating SG elec-
tions can. be. But Thursday's
editorial criticizing the Unite and
Swamp parties is little more than
nitpicking.
The editorial bashed both
parties for holding the announce-
ment of, their executive tickets
in places not easily accessible to
students. This is true: neither a
sorority house nor Touchdown
Terrace are exactly prime real
estate.
But I imagine each party did
the best it could to find a fitting
location on a very compressed
time scale;
In addition, the editorial criti-
cized both parties for not yet an--
nouncing their platforms and for
lack of information on their Web
sites.
All of this speaks- of the
Alligator ignoring its duty in


election time in my experience,
an experience almost as common
as the disappointing behavior the
Alligator so often critiques.
I have little doubt that by next
week, both parties' Web sites
will be chock full of information
on candidates and campaigns.
Both parties will announce pub-
lic meetings where students can
meet candidates and learn about
their ideas.
Since qualifying ended only
on Tuesday, is it surprising that
both parties were rushed to pre-
pare their slates and announce
their ticket?
Not at all.
Neither is it reasonable
grounds for criticism.
I, too, would prefer the party
Web sites to be more informa-
tive. I want party meetings to
be accessible. I strongly doubt
whether either party is seriously
interested in purposefully avoid-
ing students they can only win


by making their name and ideas
known.
Independent candidate Susan
Henriques has a distinct ad-
vantage in preparing her Web
site and platform -- she has
no party. She doesn't have to
choose a group of students to
run with or consult on the best
ideas. Granted, her situation is
uncompromising, but discussion
and compromise are needed if
students want the best represen-
tation. Candidates and leaders in
both. Unite and Swamp would be
prepared, I'm sure, to compile a
platform off the cuff, but none
of these platforms would be as
comprehensive or fine-tuned as
their final platforms will be, after
receiving full input, consultation
and open discussion.
Too often, the Alligator par-
ticularly the editorial board
- puts itself in a tower and rains
down criticism without fairly
considering the context of the


Gavin Baker situation.
Speaking Out Very few
students are
interested in
the election yet. We are, in fact,
only at the very beginning of
campaigning. Proportionally, the
Alligator proposes the, equiva-
lent of launching a media blitz
for a congressional campaign in
February, months away from the
election.
If SG parties operate in
shadow, expose them. Alligator
reporters are invited to, and are
usually present at, all public cam-
paign meetings.
Yet the story in print in the
morning often tells very little of
the story of the campaign and the
ideas. The Alligator is hypocriti-
cal to. cry about SG secrecy, but
as a media outlet supposedly
dedicated to serving the public
interest, sit idly by and report the
bare minimum.
Of course, the Alligator has


constraints: the need for broad
coverage, advertising sales
and so on. But guess what:
Campaigning candidates have
constraints, too.
I assure readers that both par-
ties will be pounding the pave-
ment shortly.
Yet had the parties begun to
compile their slates and plat-
forms well in advance of quali-
fying, the Alligator would be
crying exclusion and back-room
brokering. This "damned if you
do, damned if you don't" men-
tality is simply not responsible
journalism, nor is it really help-
ing inform the readers.
The Alligator has a duty to
raise the level of dialogue in SG
elections. I love you, but please,
do your job: Report the news and
find something useful to opine
about.
Gavin Baker is, a Unite Party
senatorial candidate and former
Alligator writer.


NOTICE
The following is the proposed 2006-2007 SG Funded Organizations Budget:


1. Aikido Club $1,375.00
2. Animal Activist of Alachua 9,295.00
3. Arnold Air Society 824.00
4. Asian American Student Union 20,943.00
5. Assoc. of Active Leaders in the Community & Public 562.00
6. Baha'l Association 1,507.00
7. Baptist Collegiate Ministries 5,446.00
8. Best Buddies 1324.00
9. Bhakti Yoga Club 7,184.00
10. Black Graduate Student Organization 13,276.00
11. Black Student Union 26,405.00
12. Butokukan Karate 2,492.00
13. Campus Advent 4,464.00
14. Campus Crusade for Christ 5,300.00
15. Caribbean Student Association 3,684.00
16. Chi Alpha 1,858.00
17. Club Alligator Swim Team 5,181.00
18. Coptic Orthodox Christian Student Association 2,351.00
19. Dancin Gators 1,740.00
20. Danza 2,222.00
21. Dominican Student Association 6,265.00
22. Environmental Action Group 4,623.00
23. Faces Modeling Troupe 2,672.00
24. Falling Gators 2,400.00
25. Fellowship of Christian Athletes 11,339.00
26. Florida Players 38,947.00
27. Florida Swing Dancing Club 4,600.00
28. Friends for Life of America 4,820.00
29. Gainesville Buddhist Association 1,117.00
30. Gator Amateur Radio 1,634.00
31. Gators for Asha 1,062.00
32. Graduate Christian Fellowship 1,433.00
33. Healthy Gators 845.00
34. Hindu Student Council 2,373.00
35. Hip Hop Collective 7,496.00
36. Hispanic Student Association 37,871.00
37. Horizons 1,458.00
38. Inter-Residence Hall Association 23,350.00
39. Intervarsity Christian Fellowship 5,255.00
40. Islam on Campus 8,562.00
41. Jamaican-American Student Association 4,524.00
42. Jewish Student Union 38,997.00
43. Mayors Council .7,990.00
44. Messianic Jewish Fellowship 1,288.00
45. Model United Nations 8,323.00
46. Nakba' 48 5,083.00
47. Navy Marine Student Association 1,343.00
48. NORML UF 8,058.00
49. Outdoor Adventure Club 2,116.00
50. Pride Student Union 13,798.00
5 1. Pro-Life Alliance 2,075.00
52. Recurso 3,526.00
53. South Asian Student Alliance 6,505.00
54. Speech & Debate Society 42,835.00
55. Students Making Trade Fair 4,131.00
56. U.E.P.A. 5,727.00
57. University Gospel Choir 43,624.00
58. VALE (Vustra Alianza Espanola) 2,037.00
59. VISA 51,993.00
60. VOX: Voices of Planned Parenthood 6,139.00
61. Women Raising Awareness in People 3,054.00
TOTAL $553,721.00
If you have any questions concerning this budget, please contact the Student Senate Of-
fices at 392-1665 ext. 308. Any comments concerning this budget can be expressed to your
aident senator at 392-1665 ext 308. Any amendment to this budget must be sponsored
*' ..4.:k, i if a student senator. The deadline to submit amendments to the Student Office, Room
"1'7 J. Wayne Reitz Union, is Monday, February 13 at 4:00 PM. This budget will be con-
.'" .dered by the full Senate for the first reading on Tuesday, February 14 at
7.30 PM at the Har Museum.


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5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found

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S For Rent
U 1 unfurnished

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

LOOKING-4-LUXURY??
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
4-26-72-2
1 "1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL*
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats 00 $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 00 $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 0* $725/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft **$625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless intemet
$450 deposit 0 376-2507
4-26-72-2
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
4-26-72-2

HUGE*AFFORDABLE*1,2 & 3BR
Starting at just $639
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Indiv lease & Util Avail
Call Now- 377-7401*
4-26-72-2
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
Available now!
2BR/1BA Apt. $475
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
4-26-72-2
Going, Going, GONE!!
2BR/1BA only $675
Spacious floor plan, Quiet atmosphere
Move in TODAY! 376-1248
4-26-72-2

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







FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006 K ALLIGATOR, 9


Sthe worship guide



::l ._. Hillel Jewish Student
Center
So B This Shabbat. do it Jewish!
Parker Road Baptist Join us every Friday night at
SChurch 6.30 pm. tour choice of student.
300 SW 122nd St. Gainesulle, led services: Orthodox, Conserva-
FL 32607 Pastor Gordon Keller tive and Reform. followed by a
332.4991. 9:45 Sunday School tree land kosher Shabbat doo ner
Worship ,. 1 lam h 6pm. tree 1latt kosher Shabbat dinner!
Wednesday Worship .. 7pm. We alo serve the onl'y daily
6:45pm Youth WOW gourmet Kosher lunch and dinner
in Gainesville. Join us for great
First Baptist Church food, Shabbat. Jewish Programs
425 W. University A/e. and more...
Sunday: Bible Study 9:30 am,
Worship 11am.
Project X- Student Fellov.ship
6pm .w,. fbcgainesv lle.net First Lutheran Church

S1801 NW 5th Ase. Liturgical
Service at 8:30am and I lam.
--Al Upbeat Praise Service at 11am.
Sunday Free Lunch for college
Christian Study Center 'rudents. w...rw.flcgairesville.com
of Gainesville
Ciftennr cla:.es, lecture c.n Abiding Savior Lutheran
en-i, readirn groups. and more. Church
Home of Pasca3l's co ee h ou e. Abiding Sa ior Lutheran Church
Mona,-,.Frida, 7 ?O.Midnilht in rie you to attend the Nevi,
112 riW 16r. St.- 379 -375 Ssturdav ereninT Contemporary
For mrrre in!,rmat.r, n .t Ser.ice a. 7:00pm Full hour ol
,....cnrtjniti l,-ntr~ er 'rrLcn and prayer that you can re-
late tol 9700 w. Newiberry Poad,
331-4409

Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church
100 iE Firt str .e The Family Church
Suridl.a Serv,ir ., HolI C.jir n',urinn The Family Churcr is a
Earn, 10: 30arr rnondernominarional.
Education Hor 9 155m multi-ultural Chrnstrn Church
Hol, Cmrrlmunilr- 6pm with grea, music releIant mes-
Wednre.:nda Ser. l':- 1 15pn-, saoes', caul dress, and
H.jlino and Hoi; Communion. d
elln nd H rJ, rmrln. friendly people. Service times
S are Saturdays at 7pm and Sun.
day at 0lirr. 2022 Sw 122nd
Street, Gaine'vwlle. For info or
college career happenings visit
'vAww.or;iins242.corn
Lubavitch Jewish Call 352 332-6459
Student Center for more infoj. e four home a.-, r' h:lrm Univerrity Cit
Fnda, i1rlhr Li U it
Serice.b E Shabbat Dinner. Church of Chnst
Spnr.e Semrester 7.30 pr. ijww.gatorsforchnst.rjrg.
352 33b 5877 20121 11W 5th A.'e College Ministry meets at
.-,... Jew-a;hGaaor.com University City Church.
15 blocl ri n,rth of the stadium I Bible Study Sunday at 9.30ani-
St and Wednesday 7pm.





University United
Methodist Church
Westle Foundation Meeting ,,
S e ra ia Presbyterian Church 1402 W.
Univ. Ave. Unit g2
Sunday Worship 10: Caim EB
Contemporary 7:30 pm
For more Info: 172-8183 or
rmyuumc .com



Presbyterian L& Disciples
of Christ Student Center
Open affirming and spintually
diverse. Holsut c Worship on Sun-
days at 7pm and S1 homecooked
suppers on Wedned-ays at 6:30
te dewd iaand pm. 1402 W. Uni.ersity Ave.
t 376-7539, www.pdrsc.o)rg


I For Rent
unfurnished

BIG & CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
373-4423 www.maximumre.com
8-16-131-2


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

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

LUXURIOUS
2/2 Flats & 3/3 TH's w/Garage
FREE Tanning*FREE Alarms*Pool
FREE WD*Cyber Cafe*Gated Entry
24hr Gym*We Love Pets
ONLY 1.5 miles to UF 372-0400
4-26-71-2

Newly Remodeled at UF
1 and 2 BR's from $599
Pets ok, Laundry on site.
Wood Floors avail.
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
4-26-69-2

ACROSS FROM UF
2BR's from $599
Central Air, Pets ok.
Reserve for Fall 371-0769
4-26-69-2

*NW 39th, Ave. Lg 2BR/2BA fancy loft
w/costly laminate floor, wood pattern. Good
neighborhood. $620-$630 *Nice NW
2BR/2BA, gated patio, trees. $530-$540
*Roommate share 2BR $300-350 373-8310
2-10-21-2

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


Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 4-
26-69-2

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-
3704 2-13-20-2

Gator Place 2br/1ba condo, newly renovat-
ed, d/w, hkups, near ShandsNet School/bus
lines edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
4-26-65-2

SW Lg 1br, lba. Walk-in closet, d/w, w/d
hkups, near Shands, Vet School & UF, $395
$425 edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
4-26-65-2

NW 2,3,4 brs, houses from $700 Mo,
Call us, we'll find your New Home.
edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 4-26-
65-2

Apartment Bargain Shoppers.
Check out our spacious 1 &2 BR. units &
compare the $$. Our location, price & size
will have you puzzled.
Call ahead to avoid waiting 376-1248.
4-26-64-2


For Rent
unfurnished

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

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

PRIVATE BACKYARD
1/1, 2/2, & 3/2 Villas with backyard
Newly Renovated, Full Appliances
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
Starting at $428/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN (3866)
4-26-62-2

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

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

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

CLOSE TO UF, SHANDS & VET SCHOOL!
2BR 1.5BATH, ceramic tile, w/d hookups,
$575/rent, 3925-A SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 2-10-10-2

ADORABLE3BR 1.5BA!
Great House, 2 living areas, washer/dryer,
Ceiling fans, newer carpet, $8507rent
2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 2-10-10-2

SPACIOUS 2BR HOUSE! Living &
family room, den, fireplace, w/d hookups,
Deck, $675/rent, 711 NW 54th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 2-10-10-2

CUPID'S SPECIAL!
On all 2BR/1BA. 1/2 off Feb. rent!
Water, sewer, pest control, trash incl. Pets
OK. Ventura Apts. 1902 SW 42nd Way.
Open Sats. 10-5. 376-5065 2-28-21-2

MORE FOR YOUR MONEY
1, 2, & 3 BR Apartments Starting @ $380.
352-331-8225 or 332-5070. 4-26-57-2

MINUTES FROM 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
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
4-26-60-2

Charming 4/2 with hardwoods, deck, sun-
room for $1,300. W/D, fridge, dishwasher
incl. Fenced yard by park, pets OK. Call
832-496-7899. See http:infotube.net/133597
for more. 2-20-15-2

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

Avail Aug 1 Studio/lBR home. One block
from campus. Very nice, wood floors, fire-
place. 106 SW 12th St. Call 339-2342 $500/
mo. Wash/dryer provided. 2-14-10-2

Avail Aug 1 5BR/2BA home very nice, quiet
road. Wood floors, wash/dryer proviJdd,
fireplace, $1600/mo 1803 SW 43rd Ave. Call
339-2342. Call for directions. 2-14-10-2

Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA home. Ceramic tile
throughout, fenced yard, pets ok. $1225/mo
1330 NW 39th St. Call 339-2342 for direc-
tions. 2-14-10-2


For Rent
unfurnished

4BR/2BA home avail Aug 1. Nice private lot,
fireplace, tile floors, washer/dry provided,
garage. 2606 NW 34th St. $1375/mo 339-
2342 2-14-10-2

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

BLOCKS TO UF! 4BR houses from $15001
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

2BR/2.5BA Townhome W/D, balcony, 1200
sqft., big kichen, pet friendly, pool, 24 hour
maintenance, convenient 4 SFCC & OF
students, $749/mo OBO. Call Katie 352-219-
7774. 2-24-16-2

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/
954-323-5558 2-10-5-2,

CUTE & CLEAN! 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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 2-10-5-2

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
373-7800. 1-20-5-2

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 util. 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)
361-1454. 2-21-10-2

Available immediately. Great deal! Spacious
3BR/2BA house. Large, quiet fenced-in
backyard. $950/MO. No security deposit.
SW/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 2-1,5-5-2

OAKBROOK CONDO
large, exclusive 2/2 W/D. Walk/ride to cam-
pus. $725/mo. Call 378-2627 or 466-3797.
2-28-13-2

DOWNTOWN LIVING
2/1 condo close to everything. Italian tile firs.
Pets ok. Rent 1 or both rms. $365/ea. Month
to month or longer ok. Call 352-262-1351
2-28-13-2


0 1 Subleases


Spacious 1BR/BA in a 4BR/BA. Aptartment
in The Landings on SW 13th ST..$360/no
plus utils. Call Scott at 352-514-4356. Avail.
immediately. 2-23-31-3

1BR for rent in 4BR house wood floors, W/D
big fenced yard. Walking distance to UF &
downtown. $363/MO +1/4 util. 311 SW 3rd
Ave. Call Michelle 352-870-5126 AVAIL
NOW 2-16-25-3


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10, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006


Ill Subleases


Female @ Melrose Apt. 1BR/1BA in 4BRI
4BA. W/D in unit cable, int, utils included.
Fitness center, pool, spa, bball, vball, ten-
nis, computer room & game room. Jan-Aug.
$3~6imo 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 icheng@bellsouth.net 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-
776r0372 2-14-15-3

Private 1BR/1BA apt in a 3/3 at University
Glades. Elec, water, sewage, trash, pest,
24/7 maintenance, cable tv, ethernet & W/D
incl. Furnished; walk in closet. 954-651-
0086 2-10-10-3

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

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

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

$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 aprilcho@ufl.edu
2-16-10-3

.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.
2-16-10-3

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
2-10-5-3

1BPR.IN 4BR/2BA house- giant room. 1 block
iio 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. 1br/1ba w/walk in closet in 4 BR/
4BA. Avail Feb. 17th. 850-774-1078 2-
10-5-3

FIRST MONTH FREE
2BR/2BA at Pinetree Gardens avail. 3/1-7/
31. $680/mo. Call 352-494-8513 2-13-5-3

ROYAL VILLAGE
1 BR in 4 BR/2BA apt.. 1/2 mi to campus
Avail. Feb. toAug. $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 mths 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
andkitchen. $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, leasee will
pay assignment fee. Please call 352-476-
3860 or email smonroe@tampabay.rr.com.
3-7-20-3

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


l I Subleases


**ALL INCLUSIVE* furnished BR. Avail. in
4/2. Move in today! W/D, sorority bus route,
secs. from campus, flex. $400/mo, must rent!
239-298-2093. 2-14-5-3

Wanting out of lease ASAP. Free Rent util
March. 1BRI1BA 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.
2-28-15-3

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 tainsk@hotmail.com 2-15-5-3

AVAILABLE NOW!
.Huge master BR/BA in 2/2 apt. in Brandywine
$450/MO incl. cable, tv/intemet & 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 fum. Free utils. cable, hi. spd., intemet.
Pool & gym. W/D incl. $465/MO Call 352-
216-2261 2-22-10-3


1st Month Free
University Commons; $395/mo util. incl. 1BR
in 4BR/2BA. W/D. Call Erika 813-624-2373
2-23-10-3

OXFORD MANOR
1 BR/1 BA in 3/3 w/Fem prof. students $365 +
1/3 util. Washer/Dryer. Pets ok. Gym + Pool.
Mar-Aug.; slade@ufl.edu or 973-714-2848.
2-23-10-3

DOWNTOWN LIVING
2/1 condo close to everything. Italian tile firs.
Pets ok. Rent 1 or both rms. $365/ea. Month
to month or longer ok. Call 352-262-1351
2-28-13-3


aI Roommates

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

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

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

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 davem@ufl.edu
3-8-40-4

Room for rent. 307 SW 16th Ave. $310/MO,
$100 deposit, 1/2 cable + utils. Hi spd. inter-
net & furnishings available. Pool & laundry
room very close. Call Adam @ 219-2433
2-16-25-4 .

Rockwood Villas 1BR/1BA Available in
3BR/3BA condo. $400/MO + utils. Close to
campus & on bus route. Call Karly at 352-
514-1617 Leave msg. 2-17-20-4

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 & util. incl, W/D, nicely
furn. secure. Exercise/pool. Direct bus UF- 3
mi. $465/mo/rm. Vanessa 352-217-3464. Flo
352-357-9656 or 352-636-4814 or 357-9656
2-28-33-4


ae l Roommates ) E I Roommates


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

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

SFemale 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 util!
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,
Intemet, Bus Route. M/F to share with 21 yr
M. $400/mo Util. included. Call: 352-284-
6215 2-20-15-4

Room in 2BR/1BA 1 block south of Mellow
Mushroom, 2 blocks from NW comer 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

Onefemale roommate needed for master BR
in 4BR/3BA house. Large walk-in closet. On
the corner of NW 34th & 8th. $380/MO Call
727-501-2554 2-10-7-4

Furnished 1 BR/1BA 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 guojieye@hotmail.com
2-15-10-4

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.


2-10-6-4

Roommate Needed
IMMEDIATE MOVE IN
Walk to UF, 3BR house, rent $475 +
ties. Call 952-240-7356 2-17-10-4


1/3 utili-


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.
2-21-10-4

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.
2-13-4-4

$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
352-283-2940 2-22-10-4

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
2-22-10-4

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-
9-21-4


Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas. All Major US Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
www.MetroRoommates.com
1-877-For-Rent (367-7368) 2-10-1-4

Mature Professional. Share 3BR 2BA Pool
home near university Safe neighbor-
hood across from Plaza Royale movie
theatre No alcohol or drugs. $3251mo +
1/2 util. 371-3837 2-16-5-4

DOWNTOWN LIVING
2/1 condo close to everything. Italian tile flrs.
Pets ok. Rent 1 or both rms. $365/ea. Month
to month or longer ok. Call 352-262-1351
-2-28-13-4


el 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
EXISTING CONDOS NEAR
AT AFFORDABLE PRICES
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call
Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus
3-31-97-5


AND
UF
Visit
Today
Realty


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

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

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

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


COUNTRYSIDE CONDO for sale. 4BR/4BA.
Good condition! By basketball courts and
gym. Bus 9 & 35. $189,900. Please call
Cesar at ERA Trend Realty 870-8459. 2-
17-21-5.


ROCKWOOD VILLAS -By owner 3BR/3BA
townhouse on bus route. Close to University
& mall. W/D, tile floor & more. Very well main-
tained. Call NOW 305-926-8120 2-17-20-5

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
2-20-20-5

COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA CONDO FOR
SALE New paint, carpet throughout. 25
steps from pool. A must see! Only $193,000.
Please call Cesar ERA Trend Realty 870-
8459 2-28-22-5

Hot Student Condos Near UF
Save Thousands When You Buy Now
FREE LIST OF UF CONDOS
www.Condos-Near-UF.com
Campus Realty Group 4-26-52-5

Auction-Luxury Ski Condominiums,
Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel &
Condominiums, Steamboat Springs,
Colorado. March 18, 2006, at 10AM. Daily
previews. www.SteamboatGrandAuction.co
m, David L. Harley, broker Lic.#ER40030654.
1-10-1-5

North Carolina Gated Lakefront Community
1.5 acres plus, 90 miles of shoreline. Never
before offered with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing. Call (800)709-
5253. 1-10-1-5


9 UII Real Estate


E Tennessee Lake Properties Homes from
$200,000 to $1,000,000. Lakefront lots
from $100,000 Lakeview lots from $35,000
Call Lakeside Realty (423)626-5820 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. 1-10-1-5

MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA AAH COOL
SUMMERS MILD WINTERS Affordable
Homes & Mountain Cabins Land CALL FOR
FREE BROCHURE (877)837-2288 EXIT
REALTY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPERTIES
www.exitmurphy.com. 1-10-1-5

LAKEFRONT BARGAINS! Waterfront
Properties from $99,900 Lake Guntersville,
Alabama Exclusive Goose Pond Island
Premier bass fishing destination ONE DAY
ONLY LAND SALE! -Saturday, February
11th- 90 minutes from Atlanta, 1 hour or less
from Birmingham, Huntsville, Chattanooga.
Call NOW for early appointment! (888)LAKE-
SALE x 914. 1-10-1-5

MOVE TO TENNESSEE! Looking for Lake
Lots, Lake Homes, Land, Farms, Victorians,
Investment or Marinas? We have it all at
affordable prices. EXECUTIVE CHOICE
REAL ESTATE in Tennessee (865)717-7775
CHARLOTTE BRANSON Agent or visit my
website: WWW.EXECUTIVECHOICEREAL
ESTATE.COM or WWW.CHARLOTTEBRA
NSON.COM. 1-10-1-5

A LOT OF LOTS AVAILABLE IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Cape Coral,
Lehigh and Lake Placid. Waterfront, Multi-
family, single family and commercial.
www.hmpproperties.com or call (239)707-
0888. 1-10-1-5

EASTERN TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
HOMESITES Gated lakeside community. 1
to 5 acre wooded and lake view sites from
the $40s. Planned amenities. Minutes from
Chattanooga. Call today (866)292-5769
Gates of the River. 1-10-1-5

Large Mtn. Land Bargains, High Elevation.
Adjoins Pristine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn. Views, Streams.
www.liveinwv.com. 1-10-1-5

NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres on mountain
top in gated community, view, trees, waterfall
& large public lake nearby, paved private
access, $119,500 owner (866)789-8535
www.NC77.com. 1-10-1-5

TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT RETREATS
Newly released lakefront, wooded and
mountain view sites. 1 to 6 acres from the
40s. 90 minutes to Nashville. Don't miss the
sunsets over the lake! Call (866)339-4966.
Eagles Ridge. 1-10-1-5

ASHEVILLE, NC AREA HOMESITES Own
a private mountain retreat. Gated riverfront
community. Stunning mountain views. 1 to 8
acres from the $60s. Four-season climate.
Call (866)292-5762. Bear River Lodge. 1-
10-1-5

COASTAL NC DEEPWATER! Off- season
Special- Save Big! 10 acres- $139,900.
Beautifully wooded, deep boatable water,
long pristine shoreline. Access to ICW,
Atlantic, Sounds. Power, phone, perked.
Excellent financing. Call now (800)732-6601
x 1458. 1-10-1-5

HORSE FARM LIQUIDATION 20 acres-
$59,900 Lush pastures, beautiful trout
stream, spectacular upstate NY setting! Ideal
summer home site! Terms avail! Call now!
(877)909-5263 www.upstateNYland.com
1-10-1-5

Tired of Hurricanes? Buy the last of Georgia
Coast. Waterfront, low 300's; Marshfront,
200's; Golf Course, Mid 150's. Great in-
vestment property. Call Charlie & Partners,
(912)258-4561: 1-10-1-5

GOV'T HOMES! $0 DOWN! BANK REPO'S
& FORECLOSURES! NO CREDIT OK! $0
/ LOW DOWN! Call for Listings (800)498-
8619. 1-10-1-5

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. WINTER
SEASON IS HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainrealty.com Call for
Free Brochure (800)841-5868. 1-10-1-5







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5a Real Estate

Waterfront Land Sale! Direct Waterfront
Parcels from only $9,900! 2 acres dockable
with Log Cabin Pkg. from $89,900! 4.5 acres
dockable waterfront only $99,900! All prop-
erties are new to the market! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext. 8. 1-10-1-5

MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GA. The Very Best
of Riverfront, Lakefront, Acreage Tracts,
Building Parcels From 1 to 195 Acres Direct
From Owners (706)276-7773. 1-10-1-5

WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS North Carolina
Where there is: Cool Mountain Air, Views &
Streams, Homes, Cabins & Acreage. CALL
FOR FREE BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES (800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 1-10-1-5


f Furnishings


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

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

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


01 Furnishings


BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
26-72-6
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-26-72-6
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-26-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-26-72-6
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-26-
72-6
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6
Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399;- dinettes, desks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
4-26-72-6.


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****Shop On-line*Os*
Mattress Sets $169
5pc. Bedroom Sets $495
And Much Morel 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
4-26-72-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"*
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-26-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 4-26-72-6

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

Bedroom Set- $300 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-26-72-6

FUTON $80 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-26-72-6

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


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


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

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

FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy 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


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MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliverl
S 4-26-63-6


*Beds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King sets
$99 *from estate sale. Safe pine bunk bed
$109. 376-0939/378-6005 Call-A-Mattress
4370 SW 20th Ave. 4-26-63-6

SOFA W/QUEEN SLEEPER.
LOVE SEAT, CHAIR w/OTTOMAN
Beige. Great condition $600 obo 332-3019
2-15-5-6


C" oputers


4-26-68-7

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





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8-16-89-7

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

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

**BLOW OUT SALE**
Computers For Sale, new and used. $100 to
$500, new $499-$999. Repairs $40 min. All
software sale 10% off. 376-4116 2-20-10-7



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FIX YOUR COMPUTER FOR ONLY $49
2-20-10-7


SElectronics


HITACHI PROJECTOR X328
Rarely used. $1500. Extra new bulb avail-
able. Call 475-1280 ask for Janet. 2-16-5-8



1 Bicycles

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

WOMEN'S BLUE
RALEIGH MOUNTAIN BIKE for sale.
Great condition, hardly used. Incl. bike rack
and u-lock. $150 obo. Emily 371-1257 or
esm1684@gmaii.com 2-15-5-9


Gil For Sale I

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


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

Rare opportunity to purchase exciting
regional recreational magazine from estab-
lished publisher- only $40k. Debt-free mag.
with great potential. (904)384-7336; email:
anglegabe@bellsouth.net 2-8-5-10


WILD CAUGHT SHRIMP
Planning a party? Call 386-462-9062 We
deliver. 2-10-5-10
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VALENTINE WINE! Make it special,
splurge a little. Google, this: "92 Opus
One"; a California red; 4-bottles @ $175
each nicotico@excite.com. nicotico@excite.com> 372-7477. 2-10-2-10

METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free (888)393-0335. 1-10-
1-10

Professional Vending Route No Bubble
Gum Here! Real snack, soda, water, juice,
financing available with deposit. Great
equipment. Great locations. (877)843-8726.
BO#2002-037; www.snacksodavendingroute
s.com 1-10-1-10

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 1-10-1-10

BUILDING SALE! "Beat Next Increase!"
20x26 Now $3340. 25x30 $4790. 30x44
$7340. 40x66 $11,490. Factory Direct, 26
Years. Many Others. Ends/accessories op-
tional. Pioneer (800)668-5422. 1-10-1-10

STEEL BUILDINGS, Factory Clearance.
New, never erected 30x40, 40x60, 50x100
and 60x100. Will Sell for balance Call Frank
(800)803-7982. 1-10-1-10


S Motorcycles, Mopeds)

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

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

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

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

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

VERUCCI SCOOTER 45cc
Like new. ONly 270 miles. Geat condition.
$900. 3542-262-3205 2-15-10-11

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-
317-0648. 2-14-5-11


8 ft Slate Pool Table
Cherry with ball and claw feet. $1500. 352- Classifieds...
317-6096 2-14-14-10 Continued on next page.
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ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006


FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
Running.or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
'Over40 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-79874-26-72-12

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

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

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


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.
3-10-42-12

SUN CITY AUTO
Test drive any vehicle and
*GETA 3 DAY, 2 NIGHT VACATION*
Ask for details 338-1999 4-26-62-12

2001 BMW325ci CONVERTIBLE
titanium silver exterior, custom 18" chrome
wheels, power- everything. Asking about
$23,000..Call813-892-1965 2-10-10-12

;1998 MERCURY TRACER
pood condition, automatic transmission,
Sower brakes, $2500/OBO. Call Karen 352-
26-6863 2-13-10-12

2001 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE DE Coupe
automatic, A/C, silver w.charcoal cloth, CD,
power -everything, 70k, very clean, $4,900
OBO 352-514-1800. frankiev@bellsouth.net
2-14-8-12

IMMACULATE 2005 HONDA ELANTRA
Still under warranty, 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

Great car accessories at unbelievable prices!
Shift knobs pedals, neon rods, bright lights,
il caps, and more! www.TheBetterCar.com
-14-5-12

97 EORD ASPIRE
5 mpg. 66k. Cold air, new tires and brakes.
1900 352-472-1237 or 214-6875. 2-10-
2-12

88 MERCURY MARQUIS
pream puff inside and out. Drives like new.
3600 352-472-1237 or 214-6875 2-10-
-12



'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
s your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!


I I Wanted

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

Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need transpor-
tation to go to Angel Gardens hopefully living
in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6948
2-17-29-13

On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 2-17-29-13

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


$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! BUYING FOOTBALL ITEMS:
ONDAS, CHEVYS;TOYOTAS, ETC. RINGS, JERSEYS, WATCHES.
or listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 4-26- AtlFalcons565371@aol.com 904-415-3294
72-12 2-8-5-13


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o Credit Check "0" Down & Up
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53-12

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BEST CARS 9 LOWEST PRICES


SERIOUS MUSICIANS WANTED
Listen at:
www.myspace.com/blankslatetheband.
Send Email!. Get in touch! 2-16-5-13

DEMO HOMESITES WANTED NOW! For
the NEW Kayak Pool! The On-Ground Pool
with In-ground Features! Unique Opportunity.
SAVE $$. Call (866)348-7560 FREE
ESTIMATES! Financing. 1-10-1-13


Snis newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings

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

Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $6.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-26-72-14

CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $250. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-26-72-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion- research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
26-72-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
employment 4-26-72-14

$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
26-72-14

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

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


* 1 Help Wanted


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

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

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

GATOR DOMINOS
$10- 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.15- $7.15/Hour INSIDERS
$35K-$50K/year MANAGERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-26-72-14

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

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

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

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

$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. Domino's now hiring 10 drivers.
Closing drivers earn $100 to $125 each
night. Apply @ 3311 W.University. 377-4992.
4-26-72-14

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

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

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Earn between $10-$20/hr! Gatorfood.com.
Flexible Schedule. Great Opportuntiy. For
info contact Meghan 379-3663 3-6-40-14

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

Call center needs experienced telephone
agents for all shifts 24 hours 1830 NE 2nd St.
Apply in person M-F 9am-4pm 4-26-71-14

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
* The Phonetics Laboratory in the
Program in Linguistics is looking for people
to participate in a listening experiment.
* You can earn $10/hr by participating in
a study of the perception of speech sounds
from foreign languages.
* If you are interested in participating, please
contact Jenna Silver jenlsilver@yahoo.com
3-10-39-14


U Help Wanted


MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS, MODELS!
Make $75-$250/day
all ages and faces wanted!
No exp. Required, FT/PT!
800-851-6131 2-15-20-14


Phone reps. needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate. 352-371-5888
x 111 or4112 NW22nd 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 quality experience that will stay
with forever. Let us do the same for you.
Visit website, www.campnockamixon.com to
schedule on campus interview for Feb 22
2-26-2-14

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

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

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

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

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

CASHIERS
FT/PT Mon-Sun. Will work with schedule.
Friendly customer service skills req. Call
Andy 888-463-1954 ext 205 2-13-10-14

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

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

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

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

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

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


SHelp Wanted


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


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

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


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Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
Growing
& Dynamic Co.
Career Advancement!
EOE, DFWP
352-375-2152 X301-
email: employment@teamparadigm.com
www.teamparadigm.com
4-26-55-14

Money for SPRING BREAK!
First step: student loan processor. $400-
$600/wk part time. amarshall35@yahoo.com
2-15-10-14

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
379-3663, 2-15-10-14

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 scliett@acceleration.net
2-10-7-14

400 counselors & instuctors needed!
Co-ed summer camps in Poconos, PA.
Top salary, travel paid, best staff.
Apply @ www.lohikan.com or call
1-800-488-4321 4-26-55-14

NEED EXTRA INCOME?
Make your own hours.
Outside sales. Call 352-332-5005. Ask for
Andrea. 2-10-6-14

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.
2-17-11-14

WANTED: COLLEGE MUSICIAN to teach
music to Home Schooled children. $20-25/hr.
Flexible hours. Apply online @
www.applyrightonline.com 2-10-5-14

MAKE BIG $$$$
delivering flowers on Valentine's Day. Need
car, insurance, valid driver's license. Call
Crevasse's Florist at Thornebrook Village
376-2514 2-10-5-14

NOW HIRING A 5YRS. OR MORE EXP.
WINDOW TINTER
FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CALL MAIN
STREET DETAILING AT 352-376-4649 2-
28-17-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS
wanted for flowershop for Valentines. Must
have own car. Apply in person. 635C NW
13th Street. 2-10-5-14

COLLEGE CATERING
looking for PT sales rep. Call 434-981-6410
or email collegecatering@gmail.com 2-13-
5-14

PT Maintenance Personnel
Excellent pay, flexible hrs
Professional attitude, own
truck and tools required.
Campus Realty 692-3800 2-20-10-14


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I I .Help Wanted


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.
2-20-10-14

Attention smokers! Do you want to quit
smoking? Smokers are needed to partici-
pate in a smoking cessation study. If inter-
ested, e-mail UF Lab and Clinic at
ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com or 870-7332
2-13-5-14

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-
14-5-14

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
LAB ASSISTANT.
No experience necessary. 10hrs/wk, $8-10/
hr. Call 392-1721 ext 245. lott@flmnh.ufl.edu
2-14-5-14

Pizza Makers/ Dishwashers. Evening hours.
Apply in person b/w 2-5. Napolotono's 606
NW75th 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.
2-21-10-14

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-
10-4-14

WEBDESIGNER/ DEVELOPER
Must know Flash & ability to create data
base driven sites. Beginners need not apply.
Email resume to designers@remingtonagen
cy.com. 2-14-5-14

PT CLERICAL HELP/ERRAND RUNNER
for law office, M-F, 2-5 pm, reliable car,
friendly. Fax reply to 352-3744046 2-22-
10-14

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
2-10-2-14

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


WI Help Wanted


HOGAN'S GREAT SANDWICHES
now hiring bar tenders and experienced
sandwich makers. Accepting applications
Mon 2/13, Tues 2/14 from.11-1 pm. 5156
SW 34th. Shoppes of Williston Plaza. 2-
14-4-14

CASHIER, PT
approx 25 hrs/wk Mornings,afternoons, and
evenings. Ada's Clothes Repair. 284-2959
2-15-5-14

Models needed. Professional visual com-
pany seeks natural attractive individual for
artistic erotics. Over 18. $100-200 for 1-2
hours Call Alison 222-5233 or email
alison@yournextvideo.com 2-15-5-14

SALON COORDINATOR
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

Holiday Inn University Center Hotel
Great benefits, paid vacation, paid sick days
Paid Holidays, 401K
Opening for the following departments
Breakfast attendant, front desk,
Bellman, Housekeeping,
Maintenance
Drug Free environment
Apply in person at 1250 W.'Univ. Ave.
Monday -Friday 8AM-5PM
2-22-10-14

Established, fast-paced sports memorabilia
co needs FT/PT help. Must be: creative, effi-
cient writer, team player & multitasker. Good
computer skills, sales exp, sports knowledge
a plus. Salary dep on exp. 800-344-9103.
2-16-5-14

P/T Leasing Assistant
Must have reliable transportation.
Campus Reality 692-3800. 2-20-7-14

FISH LOVERS WANTED!!
Sales opportunity for tropical fish lover.
Experience preferred. Training program.
FT/PT, flex. hrs. Modern fish only pet store.
Work w/great people. Bring resume to
AQUATROPICS 2100 SW 34th St. G'ville.
Attn: Karen. 2-23-10-14

McDonalds ofAlachua now has openings for
all shifts. Premium pay to exp personnel to
open or close. Apply in person Mon.-Fri. or
go online at www.mcflorida.com. 2-16-5-14


Graphic Designer

Operate design computer with large-format
inkjet printer. Fast-paced environment.

Ideal candidate:
* Is familiar w/PC & MAC; design soft-
ware (Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop,
'InDesign, CorelDraw, Omega, FlexiSign).
* Has experience with plotters, solvent
printing, Onyx, sign production, marketing.
* Has exceptional spelling & punctua-
tion skills.
Fax resume: 352.377.6069 2-16-5-14

OPUS CAFE COFFEE BAR
Work @ a fast-paced coffee bar near cam-
pus. Searching for dependable students to
work between 18-24 hrs/wk. Morning & af-
ternoon weekday shifts available. Call Tim @
352-376-4823 for more info. 2-16-5-14

Want to make money? Like easy research?
Travel to your local courthouse property re-
cords office to look things up & make copies.
Will Train! Call Stephen or Laura (877)571-
7900. 1-10-1-14

"NOW HIRING 2006" AVERAGE POSTAL
EMPLOYEE EARNS $57,000/YR Minimum
Starting Pay $18.00/hr. Benefits/Paid
Training and Vacations No Experience
Needed (800)584-1775 Ref #5600. 1-10-
1-14

Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY Working through
the government. PT No Experience. Call
Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask for Department
i. 1-10-1-14


I M I Help Wanted


Class A-CDL Drivers. Great Benefits & Pay.
Home Most Weekends. 95% No Touch
Freight. 70% Drop & Hook. Earn up to $1.21/
mile. Interested? Call Daryl (800)274-4110.
1-10-1-14

Driver- NOW HIRING QUALIFIED DRIVERS
for Central Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker, no hazmat,
no pumps, great benefits, competitive pay
& new equipment. Need 2 years experience.
Call Bynum Transport for your opportunity
today. (800)741-7950. 1-10-1-14

Full-time paid legal intern
wanted for Gainesville criminal defense
law office. Fax resume to 374-6771 2-
23-10-14

AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed children's
overnight camp. Men & Women wanted
for all activities and counselor positions.
Nursing positions available too. Good
Salary. Internships Available. We provide
campers with a safe quality experience
that will stay with them forever. Let
us do the same for you. Visit web site,
www.campnockamixon.com to schedule
on campus interview for Feb 22. 2-11-
2-14

NEW TECHNOLOGY!
SPT/FT Reps needed to Market VolP
Voice Over P wireless & telecom
products. Must Be Self-Motivated.
Leave Message @ 1-866-644-2961
3-9-20-14


| Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 2/20/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
.4-26-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-26-71-15

FOIL HI-LITES
1/2 head $65 Full head $85.
Hair extensions, shampoo, cut, style $25
Hair by Glenda (352) 258-8431
3-1-35-15

HIP MOVES STUDIO
Personal Training $35 per hr
Belly Dance & Yoga Classes
Your first class FREE
692-0132 nicomadance.com
4-26-65-15


Uml Services


LSAT& GMAT FREE seminars!
Boost score Immediate results! Sun 1/22
at 2pm. Call 1-800-910-1352 for informa-
tion & reservation. 2-20-1-15

MCAT FREE Seminar!
Boost score! Immediate results & free
study guides! Sun 1/22 at 3:30 pm. Call
1-800-910-1352 for info & reservation 2-
20-1-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 4-26-62-15

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Gators prepare for


tenacious Tigers


* LED BY DAVIS, LSU
HAS OUTREBOUNDED
THE SEC.

By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

If the Gators thought they
had a rough night on the
boards in their loss to South
Carolina on Wednesday, they
night just forget all about it
come Saturday.
Hosting- Louisiana State
(16-6, 8-1 Southeastern
Conference), the No. 6 Gators
(20-3, 6-3 SEC) will face one
of the most physical teams
in the league. One that has
the ability to bash UF on the
boards much harder than the
Gamecocks did twice- this
season.
"We have not faced any-
thing dose or remotely like
this team," UF coach Billy
Donovan said.
LSU starts four players
who average double figures
in scoring, none more diffi-
cult to miss than 310-pound
power forward Glen Davis.
His 17.7 points and 9.3
rebounds per game rank
third and second in the SEC,
respectively.
"He's got twinkle toes
down there," UF senior
Adrian Moss said. "He's very
limber, very agile, has great
feet, finishes well with either
hand with an incredible soft
touch for his size."
But not only Davis
dominates the boards for the
Tigers. As a team, LSU leads
the SEC in rebounding.
In addition to Davis, for-
wards Tasmin Mitchell and
Tyrus Thomas both stand
taller than 6-foot-7, and each
average double figures in
scoring. And Thomas leads
the SEC in rebounding as a
freshman.
But while the big bodies
might get all the attention,
LSU's catalyst is guard Darrel


Mitchell, who ranks second
in the conference with 18.6
points per game.
On Wednesday, Mitchell
buried a 3-pointer with 11.2
seconds left to give LSU
a 1-point win against the
Razorbacks.
Though the Gators rank
fourth in the conference in
blocked shots, Donovan said
that his team's concentration
swatting shots has allowed
opponents to position them-
selves
favorably
around the
basket and





same thing to happen against
LSU.
"Therae not blocking
offensive
boards.
H e


those guys' shots," Donovann't al-
losaid. If they want to he
samethrough the air and do that,
LSU.
"They're not blocking
those guys' shots," Donovan
said. "If they want to fly
through the air and do that,
they'll be on the bench."
Donovan also felt like the
closeness of Wednesday's
game exposed flaws to the
public that he had seen long
before.
"Because the game was
dose, our weaknesses got
magnified," Donovan said.
"We had the same weak-
nesses against Kentucky, but
when you win by 17 ... you
have a tendency to look past
all the mistakes and focus on
all the exciting plays."
Donovan wants his team
to realize just how serious the
next several games are.
"With the teams we're
playing and the stretch we
have the next seven days,
these guys need to get to a
crossroad," Donovan said.
"Their backs are against the
wall. They're either really go-
ing to try to do those things,
or they're going to put them-
selves in a position where we
can't play to the best of our
ability."


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SFCC BASEBALL

Juco-bred coach preps SFCC for upcoming season


By RYAN ACQUAVITA
Alligator Writer

Santa Fe coach Harry Tholen
knows junior college baseball.
He's spent the better part of his
life in the junior college system, first
as a player and for the past 35 years
as a coach.
His wife and two sons all gradu-
ated from junior colleges.
"We are basically a junior college
family," Tholen said.
So it's safe to say Tholen un-
derstands the typical junior college
athlete.
For him, this season is no differ-
ent than any before. He sees it as
another opportunity to recapture
the Mid-Florida Conference cham-
pionship.
But perhaps more importantly,
he sees it as a chance to make the
dreams of young men come true.
"I have a lot of empathy for ju-
nior college kids, and I've always
felt very comfortable working with
the kids at this level," Tholen said.
"I really enjoy seeing them blossom,
not only as an athlete but obviously,


as students."
Santa Fe Athletics Director Jim
Keites said Tholen's plan is very
simple: academics first, baseball a
very close second, civic responsibil-
ity third, and acting with dignity
and class in all three endeavors is
a necessity.
Tholen's emphasis on academics
results mainly from his understand-
ing that not everybody will make it
to the big leagues.
Sometimes, after all, there's more
to college athletics than going on to
the pros.
Tholen remembers one of his
former players who wielded more
power than any major leaguer.
"We had some kids who have
done some amazing things here,"
he said. "We had one young man
who played here about 10 years ago
and he went on to Georgia State.
Well, now he's a major in the United
States Marine Corps, and he's as-
signed to HMX-1."
For those who don't know,
HMX-1 is the helicopter equivalent
of Air Force One.
While constantly overshadowed


"It's so early. You'd like to
project what people are
going to do, but it's not
easy.-We have a month to
get ready for conference
games, where we will be
playing some good clubs."
Harry Tholen
SFCC baseball coach

by the behemoth just a few miles to
the east, Tholen believes being situ-
ated in the same town as UF actual-
ly favors Santa Fe. He understands
there are a lot of students who want
to come to Gainesville who don't
necessarily have the grades or test
scores necessary to gain admission
to UF.
"So they spend two years here
[at Santa Fe] and then go to the
University of Florida," Tholen said.
"That just makes our classrooms
more competitive. It works out very
well."
This season, Tholen believes


pitching will keep his dub competi-
tive outside of the classroom, but he
said the Saints still need to improve
defensively and remain consistent
at the plate.
One strength for Santa Fe should
be its experience, as its lineup sports
many returning sophomores.
Leadoff man Luke Selph, an all-
conference player last season, led
the Saints in batting average last
season.
"He's going to be one of our key
guys," Tholen said.
And Saints pitching aces Adam
Rapoza and Rene LeBlanc both
gained experience playing in col-
lege-level leagues in Minnesota
during the off-season.
"Not a lot of junior college play-
ers get that opportunity," Tholen
said. "Rapoza led his cub in saves,
with 13, and had a phenomenal
freshman summer year. We expect a
lot out of him. And LeBlanc was our
best pitcher last year."
Santa Fe starting right fielder
Tristan Rainone also drew praises
from his coach.
"He is not only a great player; he


is an outstanding student," Tholen
said. "And he is already signed
at Florida Southern, and they're a
Division II national championship
[team]."
But Tholen hopes to boast anoth-
er championship of his own soon.
In his 22nd year at Santa Fe, he
hopes to improve upon a mediocre
2005 season, in which the Saints
finished 21-21-1 overall and 10-13 in
conference play.
"Last season we didn't play
good defense, and we didn't swing
the bat," Tholen said.
The Saints have not finished bet-
ter than second in the league since
1999, when they finished seventh in
the state.
He wants to return to past suc-
cesses like the 1992 and 1995 seasons
when he coached the team to league
titles and looks to make this the 29th
winning season of his career.
"It's so early. You'd like to project
what people are going to do, but it's
not easy," Tholen said. "We have a
month to get ready for conference
games, where we will be playing
some good dubs."


SEC Gymnast of the Week Hartung an asset for UF


By CHRIS WHITE
Alligator Writer

UF coach Rhonda Faehn said that the
Gators take gymnastics as more than an in-
dividual sport; they turn it into a team event,
displacing the pressure to every competitor
and counting on everyone to step up each
meet.
The Gators feel comfortable that some
of 1at weight will rest on freshman Corey
Hartung when UF hosts No. 21 Arkansas (3-6,
0-2 Southeastern Conference), No. 22 North
Carolina (10-2) and No. 32 West Virginia (5-3)
in the O'Connell Center today at 3:30 p.m.
Hartung started her college career on the
right foot, impressing not only her coach with
her work ethic but also the entire SEC, which
named her conference Gymnast of the Week
on Tuesday. But the quick success hasn't gone
to her head, Faehn said.
"What I love about Corey is that nothing
really seems to faze her," Faehn said. "She's so
humble, yet so hard working, that when she
hits a routine, she was just happy to be able to
contribute that routine to he team."
Hartung started the season five weeks ago
with a first-place all-around victory in her col-
legiate debut, becoming the first UF gymnast
to do so since 1986. And within a month, she


set UF's season-high floor competition score
with a 9.9 against No. 1 Georgia then
matched it again the next week against No.
3 Alabama. She also has set or is tied for the
Gators' season-high scores on the bars, the
beams and in the all-around competition.
SEC honors or not, the rest of the team has
shown major progress as well, Faehn said.
"I'm very satisfied with where they are
right now," she said. "They're continually
improving each week, really working on all
their mistakes."
Friday should provide a bit of a relief for
the Gators, who have faced two of the top
four teams in the nation during the last three
weeks.
Although the Gators hold an advantage
in the rankings against each of tonight's op-
ponents, the competition will intensify next
week when the rankings switch from a team's
average score to regional qualifying scores.
A regional qualifying score is calculated by
taking a team's six highest scores at least
two of which must be from away meets dis-
carding the high score and then averaging the
remaining five.
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and 4, respectively. Each team is competing for
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By SPENCER DAVIS-VANNESS
Alligator Staff Writer
@alligator.org
First there was the Swamp, Steve Spurrier
and the visor, the Zooker and Urban Renewal.
Across the street, Billy Ball and the Rowdy
Reptiles built the "House of Horrors."
Every game at both venues draws a media
frenzy, a massive crowd and a huge payday for
an athletics program increasingly defined by
its two major men's sports.
For a school that perennially boasts a top
all-around athletic program, the past 15 years
have done nothing but solidify UF as a two-
sport show.
But then, something funny happened.
During the past summer, with most students
far from Gainesville, a handful of UF athletes
remained through the heat of June, advancing
to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.,
before eventually falling just two games short
of a national championship.
Welcome to the spotlight, Gators baseball.
In the world of American professional
sports, baseball exists as one of the big three,
jockeying with the NFL and NBA for its place
in the public eye.
But not at the college level, not at UF.


While the Swamp roared on Saturdays
in the fall, and the O'Dome filled to a frenzy
throughout the winter and spring, the little
next-door neighbor that is McKethan Stadium
struggled to fill its seats consistently.
And while UF's baseball teams have shown
flashes of brilliance throughout the years, the
occasional Southeastern Conference title or
NCAA Tournament Super Regional appear-
ance couldn't push baseball to the forefront in
Gainesville.
That changed in 2005. Ask a member of this
season's squad, and they'll tell you why it's
unlikely to change back anytime soon.
The Coach
"Coach Mac is the biggest leader that I've
experienced in my lifetime," fifth-year senior
Stephen Barton said.
On the practice field, it's a generally ac-
cepted sentiment that Coach Pat McMahon
is the team's greatest source of inspiration,
acting as a guiding voice for his players on
and off the field.
Now in his fifth year, McMahon has begun
to build upon the foundation laid by former
UF coach Andy Lopez, propelling the Gators
toward national credibility.


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where they advanced to their first-ever College World Series final. This year's Gators are determined not to make it their last.


And like Spurrier and UF basketball coach
Billy Donovan, McMahon is dedicated to
working on energizing and improving not
only his team, but also his fan base and sup-
port.
Chairman of the 2006 American Baseball
Coaches Association's All-American
Committee and the 2005 National and SEC
Coach of the Year, McMahon has made the
head of UF's baseball program one of na-
tional prominence.
But it wasn't always that way. McMahon
took the reins at UF from Lopez, a coach
who joined the Gators with a national
championship already under his belt, and
left on the wrong end of a pink slip.
McMahon took over with the simple plan
of walking his new program to the top with
baby steps.
After four complete seasons, McMahon's
multipronged, multiyear plan of recruit-
ing, involving the community and exciting
alumni is starting to take hold.
"Every year [McMahon] has been here, the
more successful we've been," senior pitcher
Darren O'Day said. "It shows his principles,
when given time to work and play out, do


panded grandstands, a bullpen, new batting
cages and locker rooms and an updated fan
plaza.
UF baseball will be elevated to the same
kind of gold standard as football and bas-
ketball.
And McMahon couldn't be more excited.
"I think the Gator Nation and the fan
and alumni base we have here is one of the
very special things about the University of
Florida," he said. "We want them to continue
to pack the stadium."
Improvements to the facilities should
bring his wishes to fruition.
Besides shiny new concession stands,
nothing draws out the masses like a winning
program, and nothing builds a winning pro-
gram like top-notch recruits.
McMahon considers his facilities the front
line for the battle for high school talent.
"Facilities are such a critical compo-
nent of the recruiting process," he said.
"Improvements really help sway a recruit to
pick where he wants to play his college ball."
The Results
"With success comes expectation," O'Day


ball game to its popular lineup of sports video
games.
And last summer's NHL strike left ESPN
and other networks searching for broadcast
material.
O'Day said that ESPN and others discov-
ered the untapped resource of college base-
ball, and in turn, introduced a whole new side
of collegiate athletics to a huge and hungry
audience.
The Gators in turn discovered that new
audience upon returning to Gainesville
from the College World Series in Omaha.
"You know, we've always had good
fans," O'Day said, "but last year when we
got back from Omaha, at the airport there
were 200 people standing there, screaming
at us. It felt like we were rock stars.
"That was awesome, and I'd like to see
more of that all season. It's great that we al-
ways get 5,000 or 6,000 to come out for FSU,
but we play just as good baseball against
South Carolina maybe even better."

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"When I was fortunate enough to come
here, [UF athletics director] Jeremy Foley and
I sat down and outlined a master plan for the
improvement of our facilities," McMahon
said.
Thanks to McMahon's efforts, those facili-
ties are in a current state of disarray.
The outfield bleachers are disconnected
from the stadium. The players use a makeshift
locker room. The din of bulldozers and jack-
hammers sometimes drowns out practice.
But when an ongoing $13 million renova-
tion effort is completed, McKethan Stadium
will boast a brand-new image, featuring ex-


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monkey from its back and advanced to the
College World Series.
There's no telling if that kind of rabid inter-
est will spill over into this season, but there
are early indicators that it will.
Less than a month before the first pitch of
the season, the Gators sold out the 2,100 chair
backs available for season-ticket holders, and
fewer than 100 of the reserved bleacher seats
remained by Jan. 25.
One thing is for certain, collegiate baseball
as a whole is rapidly growing from a niche
spectator sport to a full-blown national pas-
time.
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1. Pitcher
Bryan Ball (Sr.)
With experience and senority,
Ball should find himself at the
top of the rotation in 2005. His
fiery approach to leadership
has landed him praise from UF
pitching coach Ross Jones.

2. Catcher
Brian Jeroloman (Jr.)
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Matt LaPorta (Jr.)
The 2005 SEC Player of the Year, an All-
American and the NCAA home run leader last
season, LaPorta should be the anchor of the
Gators' lineup.


4. Second Base
Brandon McArthur (So.)
With an opening at second base, the 2005
All-SEC freshman moves from the hot corner
where he previously started.



5. Shortstop
Adam Davis (Jr.)
Replacing Justin Tordi, the 2005 All-SEC
first-team selection will join fellow Team USA
infielders Jeroloman and LaPorta in the starting
lineup.

6. Third Base
Matt Gaskl (So.)
Gaski appeared in 30 games as a freshman,
including five of six in the College World Series,
but look for him to compete with former South
Carolina player and 2004 SEC All-Freshman
team member David Cash for the position.

7. Left Field
Gavin Dickey (Jr.)
No more Superman impersonations for Dickey.
SThe former Gators backup quarterback will now
focus only on baseball and should be a staple
in left, a position in which he started 56 games
last season.

8. Center Field
Chris Woods (Jr.)
Although seeing limited playing time over the
course of his Gators career, Woods impressed
coaches with his preseason efforts and
should bring plenty of speed to the center field
position.

9. Right Field
Brian Leclerc (Jr.)
A versatile outfielder with experience in left and
right field, Leclerc's breakout performance in
the 2005 postseason should propel him into a
permanent starting role.


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Steven Porter
Tommy Wynn
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Cody Neer
Nate Helms
Bryan Augenstein
Matt Hightower
Chas Spottswood
Bo Smith
Josh Edmondson
Patrick Keating
Kris Gawriluk
Clhris Petrie
Carson Bassett
Christian Madson
David Cash
J.K. LaCoste
Cody Wheeler
Darren O'Day
David Hurst
Michael Branham
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No. 1 Gators deal with hype


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Expectations run high for Matt LaPorta and the No. 1 Gators. But
how they handle the hype could define their season.


By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Writer

Last season, UF lost its season
opener to Charleston Southern.
The Gators went on to play in
the finals of the College World
Series.
Clearly, the first game and the
first series of the year don't neces-
sarily dictate a team's success.
Nevertheless, when the Gators
take the field against Cincinnati
tonight at 6:30, it will be a moment
they have been anticipating since
June.
"We've been ready to go since
the last pitch of the College World
Series last year," said sopho-
more second baseman Brandon
McArthur. "We didn't want to
stop."
Not stopping may be the theme
of. this season for UF. After get-
ting a taste of the championship
series last season, expectations are
higher than ever before for the No.
1 Gators.
Last season, they were stopped
by Texas. This year is about taking
it one step further.
With that, the Gators' big-
gest obstacle along the road to
Omaha, Neb., may be handling


the pressure.
"That is the expectation level
that is going to be on us all year,
and that is the biggest thing we are
going to have to deal with," junior
shortstop Adam Davis. said. "We
are not going to be able to tell how
it is going to affect us until we step
on the field for that first night.
"That is going to be our biggest
challenge expectation levels:"

"We've been ready to go
since the last pitch of the
College World Series last
year. We didn't want to
stop."
Brandon McArthur
UF second baseman

Whether the Gators deserve all
the hype will not be decided on
opening night.
"Those preseason polls don't
mean anything because that is
exactly what they are: preseason,"
junior first baseman Matt LaPorta
said. "It's'based on everything that
was from last year. It's a new sea-
son this year.
"You gotta go out and you gotta
lay the stone that you are going to
be good -you are going to be the


team to be reckoned with."
Cincinnati will be making its
Big East debut this season after
finishing 25-30 last .season as a
member of Conference USA.
The Bearcats finished 10th in
Conference USA last season and
are projected by Big East coaches
to finish 10th in the conference this
season.
While Cincinnati will be play-
ing UF for the first time this week-
end, the Bearcats are 24-78 all-time
against Southeastern Conference
opponents.
The series will offer the Bearcats
a chance to make a major state-
ment-to the rest of the Big East if
they can escape Gainesville with a
winning record.
But for the Gators, winning
the series may take a backseat to
simply getting back on track and
improving as a team.
"[Winning the Cincinnati se-
ries] is important. I am not going
to say it is not important. But the
bigger picture is just being suc-
cessful and doing the little things
right," Davis said. "Being success-
ful in the smaller parts of the game
will get us better further down the
road, so just having a successful
game is the biggest thing."


UF SOFTBALL

New coach Walton, players primed for season opener


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Writer

There may be some shaky nerves before
L.. s softball team opens it season, no matter
how bored the Gators are.
Tired of seeing the opposing team clad only
in orange or blue, they're ready to play some
real ball.
"We've been playing Orange and Blue
games and are sick of those," senior outfielder
'Lindsey Cameron said. "We're ready to go
beat up on somebody else and go put on our
uniforms and kick some butt."
The Gators will open their season this
morning on the road in Texas against Kansas
in the Houston Tournament.


Tim Walton will make his debut as softball
coach. Even with the pressures of starting a
new job, he's made sure that his team stays
focused.
"I think John Wooden said it best: 'Our pro-
cess is where we're going with our practices',"
said Walton. "We're not concerned with hit-
ting home runs -and winning 60 games, but
just making sure we go day in and day out the
right way."
Keeping focused on their process is just
what freshman pitcher Lindsay Littlejohn will
have to do. Not even a full year removed from
high school, Littlejohn will start on the mound
in her first-ever college game.
While some freshman may have preferred
to take time to learn the system, that was not
the case with Littlejohn.


"That was my goal when I came here,
do the best that I can. If that meant I pitched
the first game then that's how it turned out,"
Littlejohn said. "I actually
found out I was starting by
looking at the media, but
I'm glad that I am."
Walton has said that he
would play his freshmen
immediately and has cer-
tainly kept to his word.
Littlejohn "[Littlejohn] has won
that job, and that's where
we're going to head with that," he said. "It's
not about a matchup, it's about her getting
into the lineup right away. [ Junior pitcher
Stacey Stevens'] work ethic has been tremen-
dous, and that really helped the other fresh-


men to give them a measuring stick of how to
compete at this level."
Stevens knew that she would have to work
hard in order to prepare herself for this week-
end.
"None of these teams are going to be push-
over teams, they want us as much as we want
them," Stevens said. "They want us as much
as we want them. If we pitch as well as we
have been in these practices and scrimmages
then we'll be fine."
Apparently Stevens has not been the only
one working hard either.
"Last week's practice was probably the
hardest practice I've ever had as a softball
player," Cameron said. "Coach has put us
in every different pressure situation imagin-
able."


Ring presentation delivers sobering blow to top-ranked UF baseball


mhey finally got their jewelry.
It took more than seven
months, but the 2005 baseball
team was presented with rings com-
memorating its 2005 Southeastern
Conference championship and
College World Series runner-up
finish.
In front of 12,381 screaming fans
at Wednesday's basketball game, the
best group of diamond dogs in UF
history gathered for one last time.
All of the departed players
- ommy Boss, Alan Home, Jeff
Corsaletti, Connor Falkenbach,
Justin Tordi and Mike Pete
- returned to campus to collect what
they sought during their college
careers.
Ear-to-ear grins abounded as
coaches, trainers, student managers
and players shook hands.
SVhen athletic director Jeremy
Foley presented All-American and


SEC Player of the Year Matt LaPorta
with the first ring, the room went
silent.
No applause. No yelling. No
cheering. No laughing.
When LaPorta sat down and tried
on the ring, his teammates craned
their neck to catch a glimpse of what
was in store for each of them.
And after finally donning the
ring, each player could only stare
in amazement at the object on his
hand. It finally hit them, what they
had accomplished and the reality
that last year was over and a new
year was about to hit them.
Instead of goofing around, the
players were serious. A reverent
mood dominated the room.
The team banquet back in June
- the one where LaPorta-and Coach
Pat McMahon were presented with
SEC accolades while the team joked
and laughed seemed ancient.


But for
the Gators,
such a sober-
ing moment
couldn't have
come at a bet-
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tcasey@alligator.org their season
opens to-
night, and the
championship banners are raised,
the team can finally put last year
in the past and focus on a return to
Omaha.
Faced with a "contract" year of
sorts, several players have addi-
tional reason to succeed.
NCAA and Major League
Baseball rules prohibit players at
four-year schools from being drafted
until after their junior year.
USA national team members
Matt LaPorta, Adam Davis and


Brian Jeroloman, and fellow UF
juniors Gavin Dickey, Brian Leclerc
and a handful of transfers stand to
make a lot of money if they perform
well this season.
Juniors typically get more money
in contracts than seniors, partly be-
cause they have the leverage of opt-
ing to return to play another season
of college ball.
And McMahon hopes never to
see any of them in orange and blue
again.
No hard feelings. If they weren't
back next year, it would probably
mean the team did pretty well.
Seniors Darren O'Day, Bryan Ball
and Stephen Barton also have one
last chance to impress professional
scouts.
But another senior won't have
that chance. During Wednesday's
practice, reserve outfield Daniel
Brooks broke his left wrist. After


breaking the same bone in the same
spot last season, Brooks will likely
miss the entire season after under-
going surgery today. .
When the championship rings
were presented Wednesday,
McMahon saved Brooks' for last.
McMahon, Brooks and several
onlookers couldn't fight back the
tears of knowing that Brooks has
probably played his final game at
UE
That sort of emotion and sincer-
ity, normally found in families, is
demonstrative of McMahon and
his team.
But those tears should become
smiles come June.
If the returning players can
lead by example and remember
what exactly earned them that
chunk of gold on their fingers,
there will be many more celebra-
tions to come.