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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 101 .... ,,,. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2006




BUDGET BLAME GAME


Officials to fix botched finances


By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Writer
lewis@alligator.org
The day after a budget error propelled
Student Senate into chaos, an official in the
Student Government Finance Office accepted
blame for allowing an error-ridden budget to
reach Senate.
Student senators were due to vote on next
year's $553,721 SG budget for student orga-


nizations at Tuesday's meeting, but Senate
President John Boyles called off the vote when
senators discovered that several proposed
budgets contained mistakes.
The contested budgets fell under 61 SG-
funded organizations, which use student
money to pay for activities and events.
The flawedbudgets were initially presented
at the Feb. 7 Senate meeting, but no lawmakers
spotted any discrepancies. SG officials worked
furiously to fix the errors Wednesday.


"I should have been checking the numbers
more," said Stan Beckerdite, SG Finance Office
business manager, the of-
ficial responsible for the
budget's errors.
Another source of error
was a faulty computer pro-
gram the budget committee
used to break down each
organization's budget. The
Moseley program contained an inac-
curate formula.
Most of the errors stemmed from organi-
zations' food budgets, which exceeded SG's


strict rules that limit food purchases to 8 per-
cent of an organization's total budget.
Though not all of the organizations' bud-
gets were out of order, significant errors were
found in the Jewish Student Union budget
Tuesday night. JSU was initially set to receive
$4,300 in student money for its food budget
- but Beckerdite said the allocation was
$1,180 more than SG law allowed.
When senators discovered the error
at Tuesday night's meeting, Budget and
Appropriations Committee Chairman Ryan
SEE BUDGET, PAGE 5


DUIs go


up in '05
By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
Alligator Writer
srodriguez@alligator.org
More than twice as many students were
arrested for drunken driving on campus in
2005 than in 2004 because of UPD's new
chief and UF President Bernie Machen's
alcohol policies, University Police spokes-
man Lt. Joe Sharkey said.
Special There were 111 arrests for
Report DUIs on campus in 2005, 44
arrests in 2004 and 56 arrests in
2003, according to UPD crime statistics.
Machen has been campaigning to re-
duce binge drinking and underage drink-
ing since his arrival at UF two years ago.
He prohibited alcohol sponsorship for
any event held at the Stephen C. O'Connell
Center. Last Spring, he also joined the na-
tional Campaign for Alcohol-Free Sports
TV, a coalition of colleges pledging to break
the connection between sports and alcohol.
Sharkey said UPD began operating DUI
checkpoints last semester and will continue
to operate one at least once each semester.
Gainesville police has a traffic safety
team, which is a group of officers who
strictly enforce DUI violations, according to
the GPD Web site.
"We are very aggressive in our enforce-
ment of DUI, and it's going to continue,"
said Gainesville Police spokesman. Sgt.
SEE DUI, PAGE 8


Adam Davis
throws his bat in
reaction to striking
out to complete the
No. 1 Gators' upset
loss to Mercer on
Wednesday. Davis
and three other
UF starters went
hitless. See story,
pg. 24.


ON CAMPUS

Students frost cakes for charity
By MAYA CARPENTER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan put the
icing on the cake when she declared
Wednesday was Alachua Habitat for
Humanity Day at a cake-decorating _
contest and fundraiser outside the Reitz
Union.
"Habitat for Humanity is such
an important part of the com-
munity, and they help those
people who can never own a ,HI
home."
Pageen Hanrahan
Gainesville mayor


The organization marks its 20th an-
niversary with events all this week to
commemorate and raise awareness for
the occasion. Wednesday's event raised
$275 in donations.
"Habitat for Humanity is such an im-
portant part of the community, and they
help those people who can never own a
home," Hanrahan said.
The title of the event was CAKES,
which stands for Celebrate Alachua
Keeping Everyone Sheltered. Twenty-
four yellow sheet cakes were donated
from Albertsons for the event.
Students purchased cakes for $15 and
competed against other teams to deco-
rate them. Thirty-one students were put
into 15 teams and given bags of candy,
vanilla icing and sprinkles to garnish


Tom McCarthy/ Alligator
Eryn Johnson and Sasha Jimenez decorate a cake outside the Reitz Union for a
competition celebrating the 20th birthday of Alachua Habitat for Humanity.


their cakes.
Teams designed their cakes with
phrases and colorful figures of houses
that represented the Habitat homes.
Participating UF organizations included
the Public Relations Student Society of
America, UF's Habitat for Humanity,


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the UF Speech and Debate Team, the
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Marching Band and other UF students.
Once participants were judged on cre-
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* ANNUAL PARKING DECALS
MIGHT COST $104.

By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Parking costs may go up
for UF students if the Board of
Trustees approves a hike in fees
next month.
If approved, annual parking
decals would cost $104 instead
of $98, and semester .parking
would cost $52 instead of $49.
Motorcycle and scooter decal-
costs would not increase.
Overall prices went up 6
percent for students, said Scott
Fox, assistant director of_ UF
Transportation and Parking
Services.
Parking services sold 37,547
decals last year for 24,000 park-
ing spots.
In addition, commuter decal
eligibility requirements would
increase under the new rules. If
the trustees give the OK, only
graduate and professional stu-
dents could get them, according
to the regulations proposal.
The requirement for a com-
muter decal is 110 earned credit
hours, Fox said.
Because graduate student
numbers have increased, com-
muter decal parking volume
increased, he said.
Hundreds of students search
for parking spots unsuccessfully
in commuter spots, while UF has
hundreds of spaces available on


the west side of campus in all-de-
cal parking or Park & Ride lots,
he said.
It will also reduce stress for
students looking for parking, he
said.
The trustees could also in-
crease Transportation Access
Fee from $4.24 to $4.81 per
credit hour. The fee pays for
Regional Transit System, Student
Nighttime Auxiliary
Student Patrol, Gator Lift
Disable Transport
Service and miscel-
laneous projects including bus
shelter construction.
If the proposed changes are
approved, Transportation and
Parking Services would also of-
fer a decal that coincides with
the academic year beginning Fall
2007.
The Board of Trustees annu-
ally reviews UF's regulations.
The 13-member board will ratify
or modify these changes at their
March 30 and 31 meetings.
"They more or less have been
approved," said Bob Miller, as-
sociate vice president for Finance
and Administration.
Other proposed changes in-
clude 'more stringent rules for
firearms on campus, changes
in library fines and pharmacy,
physical therapy, medical and
dental fee increases for students.
The proposals mustbe circulat-
ed for public comment at least 30
days before adoption. Remaining
proposals are available at http:
//regulations.ufl.edu.


Joe Battle. 4.7 and Roman 'Dutch" Schulz.
5o, wait tor their bus's air pressure to stabilize
before taking oft from their current parking ,-pot
in the student ghetto The' have called the 1%-4
Ward yellow school bus their home for more
than a year. In the past. the two unemployed % et-
erans and their 3-year-old dog, Shelly. ha\ e l\ed
on the street, in the woods and in a handicapped
accessible t an
"W'e hure _u.we don't have to pay utihbaes we
don't have to pay rent," _chulz said WVhere\ er
were parked, that's where were lihing. We're
kind of like tree spirits.'
Together they rremonved the 11 ro.is of bus
seats to set up beds, a kitchen and an entertain-
ment center. With Battle's background in sheet


metal and Schulz's background m w-oodwork
and electrical work, the\' %were able to pnrmde
the comforts of a home. including an electricitV
generator installed beneath the bus
"'e don't lke being homele'.s. Schulz said.
"It s as los-e to permanent as we're going to get
and the government is not going to gwve us a mi-
sile silo That would be perfect "
Since meeting each other in downtown
Gainesv-,die. Battle and Schulz eventually found
that their complementary personalities and lite-
style s is what keeps their h ing arrangements
and fnendship so harmoruous.
''We're both old souls." Battle -aid with cer-
tainty 'I can tell "
-ANDREA MORALES


Students create networking Web site


By MELISSA SMILES
Alligator Contributing Writer

Thanks to two UF students, the addic-
tive world of interactive online directo-
ries just got bigger.
Whatsupbuddy.com, the latest Web
site in Internet social networking, was
created by 20-year-old roommates Trevor
Barrett and Don Burnette. The Web site,
which competes with Facebook.com and
MySpace.com, debuted August 2005 and
now hosts more than 2,000 members.
"We wanted to build something
that was better, in our opinion, and we
wanted people to have options," Barrett,
a UF finance junior, said. "Have you ever
had a Dr. Pepper? We are the Dr. Pepper
[of online directories]."
Like members of competing sites,
Whatsupbuddy.com members post per-
sonal profiles and pictures, view profiles
of other members and send messages.
"Whatsupbuddy was made for UF
students, but anyone can join the site,"
Barrett said. "Our target audience is high
school and college students."
Despite more popular alternatives,
some UF students have embraced the
idea of a networking Web site created by
two peers.
"There was a group of people talking


about Whatsupbuddy in my physics
class, and I heard it was created by these
guys at UF," said UF junior Pulkit Sarig,
19. "Supporting the whole Gator pride
idea, I checked it out, liked what I saw
and made an account."
"Whatsupbuddy was made for
UF students, but anyone can
join the site."
Trevor Barrett
Whatsupbuddy co-creator


But some students said they feel there
is no point in another online directory.
"I think that the creators [of
Whatsupbuddy] are trying to capitalize
on something that's already been done,"
said UF senior Danny Sharron, 19. "They
should put their time and effort into cre-
ating something that's different."
Though Barrett and Burnette's com-
petitors make a profit, they do not.
"We haven't collected a dime from
our site," said Burnette, a UP senior who
studies electrical engineering, physics
and mathematics. "We have 2,200 mem-
bers, and we would need to increase that
by tenfold before advertisers would give
us money as a credible site."
He said he does not expect to bring in


the types of revenues that his competi-
tors do, but he would like to make some
profit. Both creators split the cost to run
the Web site about $375 a month. But
Barrett said he's seen a different kind of
benefit from Web sites similar to his.
: "ImetmygirlfriendthroughFacebook
a long time ago, and we are actually still
together," Barrett said. "Because I was
able to feel happiness from a previous
site, I thought maybe I could bring others
the same joy that I was able to feel."
Muchlike thepopularFacebook.com,
Whatsupbuddy.com offers photo al-
bums with an unlimited photo-sharing
capacity, and, like MySpace.com, it is
available to everyone.
"Our main feature that differentiates
us from our competitors is the age-limit-
ing feature," Burnette said. "You have the
ability to limit the age range of people
who can see your profile and whose pro-
files you want to see."
Burnette plans to add features within
the next few weeks that allow students
to rate their professors and participate in
campuswide games.
"I think the site is definitely in its baby
stages," Burmete said. "It needs work,
new features and more people. From a
developer's standpoint, I will always
want it to be better."


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ON CAMPUS

Northwest stops flights from Gainesville Airport


By BOBBY EAGLE
Alligator Contributing Writer


Students in Gainesville with
plans to travel by airplane may
soon be paying even higher fares
at Gainesville Regional Airport.
On May 1, Northwest Airlines
will discontinue its Gainesville
flights in an effort to move jets to
more profitable markets, said air-
line spokesman Dean Breest.
Northwest filed for Chapter 11
bankruptcy in September.
This and skyrocketing fuel pric-


es may cause a rise in Gainesville
ticket prices, Breest said.
"The fuel situation has an im-
pact on the entire industry," she
said.
Because fewer seats will be
available, the remaining airlines
can charge more for a seat, said
Michelle Danisovsky, spokes-
woman for Gainesville Regional
Airport.
On average, Northwest filled
84 percent of its seats between
October and December. Those
passengers must now be serviced
by the other airlines operating in


Gainesville, Danisovsky said.
After May 1, US Airways, Delta
Air Lines and Continental Airlines
will be the remaining airlines in
Gainesville, Danisovsky said.
"Gainesville's kind of a
more convenience airport."
Sheri Stinemire
STA Travel travel advisor

"Hopefully it won't be a
dramatic difference May 1,"
Danisovsky said, "and people will
look to use the other three airlines


that are provided at the airport."
Nicole Katich, a UF student
from Philadelphia, said she flies
home to Pennsylvania about five
times a year.
Katich said she used to fly pri-
marily out of Gainesville, but high
ticket costs have forced her to use
other airports.
"If I can get a flight'out of
Jacksonville for $150, the money
and time I spend on gas still makes
it worth it," she said. "It's like, re-
ally expensive. Like $350 a ticket,
and you have to change flights."
She said price is her biggest


consideration when selecting a
flight even if the airplane leaves
before the sun comes up.
"I usually just stay up until 6
a.m. and go to the airport," she
said. "If it gets me home, it gets
me home."
Sheri Stinemire, travel adviser
for STA Travel, said STA arranges
about 20 flights per week out of
Gainesville Regional Airport.
Flying out of Gainesville is
sometimes the only option for stu-
dents without cars, Stinemire said.
"Gainesville's kind of a more
convenience airport," she said.


ROTC fair shows future


* PANEL OF PROFESSIONALS
GAVE TIPS FOR SUCCESS.

By LINDSEY FRANCO
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Career Resource Center wasn't
the only organization in the Reitz
Union encouraging students to look
ahead to their futures Wednesday.
A four-person panel of profession-
als aimed to empow-
On er more than 100 UF
Campus and Gainesville High
School students to
achieve success in their professional
careers at the Future Fair.
The Army ROTC sponsored the
fair, which is part of Stomping on the
Yard, a three-part annual national step
show tour that includes the Future
Fair, the Yard .Festival and the Step
Show.
Syntonnia Moore, a producer for
WCJB-TV20, emceed the panel dis-


cussion, which included professionals
in several different industries includ-
ing entertainment, marketing and the
U.S. Army.
"The best thing you can do is be
effective outside the classroom," said
Benji Brown, a comedian featured
on Miami's 99 Jamz WEDR radio
station.
Brown encouraged students to
establish relationships with people
and said his success was based on his
networking ability.
Marketing specialist Simone Kelly-
Brown agreed with Brown, advising
students to inter with companies.
India Lane, a telecommunications
junior, said Wednesday's discussion
was very informative.
"I felt like all the panelists had
something to offer the crowd," Lane
said.
The Future Fair awarded two
$1,000 scholarships to winners of an
essay contest entitled "Become Your
Dream... Prepare for Your Future."


Senate holds emergency meeting


BUDGET, from page 1


Moseley said the fault fell on Beckerdite's office.
Moseley, a candidate for Student Body
treasurer, led SG organizational budget hear-
ings and presented final budgets at last week's
Senate meeting.
Boyles, the Senate President and a Student
Body presidential candidate, initially said the
budget committee would be able to fix the errors
at Tuesday's meeting.
However, after a 10-minute recess, Boyles
told senators that the cormunittee would be un-
able to present budget revisions that night.
"The budget chair has f***ed up royally on
this," Sen. Jared Hemandez told an Alligator
reporter as chaos erupted at the Samuel P Ham
Museum meeting. Hernandez is also making a
bid for Student Body president.
Boyles, visibly upset by the delay, announced
an emergency Senate meeting to be held today
at 5 p.m. in the Reitz Union Auditorium. An


emergency budget hearing is scheduled for 8:30
a.m. today in Reitz Union, Room 337. At today's
emergency Senate meeting, senators will review
the revised proposals. They will vote Tuesday.
Susan Henriques, another candidate for
Student Body treasurer, said the budget com-
mittee should have accepted part of the blame.
"Really, it's the budget committee's respon-
sibility to make sure they're doing what they're
supposed to do," she said Wednesday.
Beckerditefired Henriques, a former student
assistant in the SG Finance Office, after he said
she spoke to the Alligator on behalf of the office.
At Tuesday night's Senate meeting, Student
Body Treasurer Lindsay Cosimi told senators
the budget committee was not responsible for
the blunder.
"Unfortunately, it was Stan's first time doing
the reconciliation process," she said.
This is actually Beckerdite's fourth year
overseeing the organizational budget process,
although he said Henriques filled the role dur-
ing her three years working for him.


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Editorial


Calamity

Senate erupts over

bungled budget
We know we don't say it enough, but we really love
Student Government. Without them, we don't know
what we'd have to write about.
Let us take you back to Tuesday night. Student Senate was
just wrapping up its Valentine's Day meeting at the Ham
Museum. People were tired and ready to go kick back at The
Swamp. Everything was moving along nicely.
That is, until someone realized that the organizational bud-
get had some serious mathematical errors.
And then, pandemonium.
The tranquility of the Senate was shattered by a hail of ac-
cusations and finger-pointing.
In the midst of the chaos, Student Sen. and Unite Party presi-
dential candidate Jared Hemandez graced our reporter with a
real gem.
"The budget chair has f***ed up royally on this," he said.
Senate President John Boyles initially wanted to call for a
vote on the budget, despite the mistakes, but some senators
weren't having it. Boyles could barely hold the Senate together
long enough to call for a recess. During the pause, senators tried
to straighten the budget out, but the problems wouldn't be re-
solved so easily.
Boyles had to schedule an emergency meeting for this
evening when the Student Senate can go back over a revised
budget.
By the end of the ordeal, Boyles was visibly distraught. And
we can understand why.
Boyles is the Swamp Party's presidential candidate. His tick-
et includes Ryan Moseley, running for treasurer. Moseley also
happens to be the Budget and Appropriations Committee chair,
or, in Hemandez's words, the one who "f***ed up royally."
But in typical SG fashion, Moseley took no responsibility for
the mistakes. After all, he's got a campaign to run.
The whipping boy for this week was SG Finance Office
Business Manager Stan "The Finance Man" Beckerdite.
Lindsay Cosimi had no problem directing the fury toward
the manager. "This great confusion is of no fault of your fellow
senators," she said. "Unfortunately, it was Stan's first time do-
ing the reconciliation process."
Nice try, Lindsay.
Besides being untrue (Beckerdite reconciled the budget the
first three years he was at UF), Cosimi's statement was a blatant
attempt to shift the blame away from her own party.
But on this day, the blame goes all around.
We reserve special criticism for Ryan Moseley and his budget
committee. For an entire week, they failed to spot the problems
with their own numbers.
But the $500,000 budget was delivered to entire Senate last
week. That makes every student senator complicit in the mis-
takes.
And while we're at it, we'll go ahead and blast Student Sen.
Lola Bovell for her shameless opportunism. At the meeting, she
claimed, "[The budget committee] should have been able to
detect the discrepancy in the budget immediately."
Bovell will be running against Moseley for treasurer in the
upcoming elections.
Of course, Beckerdite isn't entirely innocent in the affair, ei-
ther. It was originally his responsibility to prepare and reconcile
the budget. We think we know why he's had so much trouble.
For the past three years, Susan Henriques was doing the job
for him. Unfortunately, Beckerdite fired Henriques last Fall after
she criticized the current treasurer, Lindsay Cosimi.
That's too bad for Beckerdite because Henriques is the only
person who seems to really understand the budgeting process.
But, at least on Tuesday night, Henriques' absence made for
a great show.


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itly, this has not been the case. Evangelicals, things: First, that we are called to be
to the president's office, have overwhelm- stewards of the Earth, and second,
;hting climate change. However, in this new that we should use the Earth for the betterment of mankind.
"The Evangelical,Climate Initiative," they We use the Earth's resources to promote economic growth
I Bush on this position. and development. In turn, this enriches populations, finds
, the document's signatories do not repre- cures to diseases and produces food for the world. Therefore,
f evangelicals. In fact, the 30 million mem- they conclude, if the government combats global warming
Association of Evangelicals passed a motion and dampens economic growth, it is interfering with God's
am the initiative. Many evangelical power- call to make the most of his creation.
s Dobson, Billy Graham, Pat Robertson and This view is shortsighted. But luckily, new-school evan-
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their arguments? Why don't they want to real effects of global warming. It fails to realize that human
ning, and why do new-school evangelicals production, innovation and life are all inextricably tied to the
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'tbe hasty" line. They complain of "junk sci- rising temperatures, we can expect falling food productivity,
titions of scientists who challenge the notion higher disease rates and more Katrinas, causing the poor to
d climate change. suffer the most.
options, this position is baseless. These pe- In this grim scenario, will there be any doubt that we
i proven dubious, and the "junk science" failed as stewards of God's creation? When the poor suffer
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t the overwhelming majority of scientists Men and women of faith everywhere should realize, as
performm research on the climate come to the these new-school evangelicals have, that this isn't just about
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imate change, and it notes that the scientific on Thursdays.
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The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150
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Today's question: Is Stan Beck-
erdite just a scapegoat for the
Senate budget flaws?


Wednesday's question: Is the
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Letters to the E i: :-*
Senate fiasco just par for the SG course
Tuesday's Student Senate meeting rein-
forced the lack of leadership that has plagued
Senate's legislative branch for the past few
months. As a faulty budget was presented,
and subsequently challenged, Senate ex-
ecutive officers should have stepped up and
immediately provided a plan to meet in an
emergency session.
They should have taken responsibil-
ity for the mistake. Instead, there was a mad
scramble, talk of a mass exodus to prevent a
vote and a passing of the responsibility to SG
professional staff. An error in transcription
occurred, but the budget committee formally
presented the budget before the full Senate
with the errors. Senators demanding proper
time to review the half-million-dollar bud-
get were shouted down and motions were
ignored.
It's disappointing that SG officials are
so unwilling to take responsibility for their
actions. Let's stop blaming others and start
taking responsibility for bur mistakes. The
budget committee should have presented the
budget with extra time before the statutory
deadline. Instead, senators will be forced into
not one but two emergency meetings.
It's time to expect more from our leader-


ship. It's time to demand more from our lead-
ership. It's time to change our leadership.
Allison Cullin
Student Senator District D


States, the EU and Russia decide to do this,
Hamas' power in Palestine will be the least of
our problems in the Middle East.
Alejandro Companioni
3LS


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Palestine depends on world's response
Regardless of Hamas' past actions and
statements, the recent elections in Palestine
serve as a true test for the rest of the world.
Despite being a known terrorist organization
that has vowed to destroy Israel, Hamas' poli-
ticians were elected through a fair and legal
democratic process. The test lies in how the
rest of the world responds.
The situation taking place in Palestine is
much more complex than.it first seems. The
people of Palestine, to whom much of. the
European Union's aid goes to help, elected
to give Hamas the majority they now hold.
Unlike other Middle Eastern countries, there is
no question that fair and legitimate democracy
is at work here.
Andrew Bare suggests cutting off aid to
Palestine as a result of Hamas' new power.
However, cutting off all aid could reverse the
region's move to democracy. If the United


Online watchdogs suppress free speech
Wednesday's article titled "Officials
Monitor Student Workers Online" invoked
frightening images of a mustachioed Machen
displayed on placards ominously declaring
"Big Bernie Is Watching You." The administra-
tion apparently feels so intimidated by what
students have to say that it feels compelled to
threaten otherwise qualified candidates with
impaired access to employment and leader-
ship opportunities for merely disseminating
ideas with which officials do not agree. I have
no problem with the administration further-
ing its substantial interest in prosecuting
violations of the Student Conduct Code by
exploring novel sources of evidence on which
to base such charges.
However, I strongly doubt that sharing
one's favorite quotes or personal interests
poses a significant danger to the university


that implicates a legitimate regulatory interest
unrelated to the suppression of free expres-
sion. Students must not succumb to any effort
to chill their freedom of speech, and the ad-
ministration, as a department of state govern-
ment, must more carefully consider its policies
to avoid infringing upon the student body's
fundamental liberties.
Michael Schuster
1LW



Students should demand better from SG
What a shame. Students in Student
Government are entrusted with nearly $12
million, and all they produce is a flawed bud-
get and obscenities from a major presidential
candidate. What the school needs is someone
who can restore civility and decency to the
process. Someone who is not beholden to
one of the major parities. Someone like Susan
Henriques. She has a three-year history of pre-
paring budgets without these glaring flaws.
This election, vote for independence and com-
petence vote for Susan.
William Foster
3LS


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Workshops help students with applications, aid


* FINANCIAL AWARENESS
WEEK ENDS FRIDAY.

By LISA CURRAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF students who missed out on
free financial aid advice have the


chance to catch up this week.
Financial Aid Awareness Week,
which educates students about fi-
nancial aid, ends Friday, but Student
FinancialAffairs will offer two work-
shops a week until March 1 to help
students finish the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid.
"We're hoping to have more stu-


dents this week, maybe even triple
the attendance from last week," said
Ron Anderson, associate director for
Student Financial Affairs.
The' Reitz Union workshops
teach students how to fill out the ap-
plication by the UF "on-time" dead-
line of March 15, Anderson said.
UF advises students to complete


the form online in mid-February
so Student Financial Affairs can
receive the returned applications
from the government by March
15.
"We're encouraging students to
start their correspondence now,"
Anderson said. "The later they
wait past the deadline, the less


monies are available for them."
Late applicants may -miss out
on many aid programs, he said.
"To students it's not a pressing
issue yet," Anderson said, "but it
becomes pressing when students
don't have money."
For more information, visit
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UPD: New policies led to DUI rise


DUI, from page 1


Keith Kameg. "One of our officers will be rec-
ognized by Gov. Jeb Bush because he's made
over 100 DUIs in one year."
Sharkey said many students think that a
designated driver is having someone drive
who has had less alcohol.
"If you're going to be the designated driver,
then don't drink," Sharkey said.
UF students who receive a DUI automati-
cally receive a letter in the mail to meet with
Student Judicial Affairs whether the incident
occurred on or off campus, said Assistant Dean
and Director of Judicial Affairs Ken Gassiot.
"We want students to understand that
we're holding them accountable for decisions
on or off campus, and in particular for DUI of-
fenses," Gassiot said. "It's an issue of student


safety."
Gassiot said Judicial Affairs looks differ-
ently at each case to decide if the student will
be suspended from the university.
"They have to come to our office and talk to
us," Gassiot said. "But [a DUI] is going to open
the door to suspension much quicker than any
other violation."
Upon receiving the letter from Judicial
Affairs, Gassiot said the student would receive
a hearing for his or her DUI offense to deter-
mine a punishment.
Students wh6 get suspended must leave
for at least one semester but can be suspended
longer, Gassiot said. The length of suspension
is determined by the severity of the violation,
the student's grades and whether or not an ar-
rest was made for drugs, Gassiot said.
"Their actions reflect the university, and we
want students to display integrity when mak-
ing decisions on or off campus," he said.


Contest supports housing charity


CAKES, from page 1


first-place winners received a $75 gift card
from Target, and the second-place winner
received a $15 Blockbuster gift card.
Participant Erika Hughes said she was hap-
py to be there "just to support a good cause."
The Bateman Team, a group within PRSSA
that promotes different organizations, coor-
dinated the event and was excited about the
turnout.
"We were really proud to see students
support Alachua Habitat for Humanity,"
said Melissa Filipkowski, a member of the
Bateman Team. "We think it's really important
for students to start being active in community
service."


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cakes were sold for $10 and slices for $1. The
organization also collected donations.
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for Humanity has constructed more than
60 homes. The nonprofit or-
ganization is 'one of 1,900 af-
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SL' International.
The $275 in proceeds will go
toward construction in the Alachua County
area.
To end the celebration week, Alachua
Habitat for Humanity will reopen its thrift
store at 2317 SW 13th St. on Saturday. There
will be food from Olive Garden and Pizza
Hut. Students receive 10 percent off anything
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Lone frat member seeks


others to remain active


By WILL AFFORD
Avenue Writer

Most people are looking for
a special someone this month
- Oscar Melendez is looking
for tour
Nlelendez 21 is the pre-i-
dent and the only member .of
his traternit', Lambda Alpha
Upsiron Incendiary lota chap-
ter
_Melendez's chapter iwas
f.Lounded mn 2001 and ha- had
si\ rniembers in it-s h-nte at UF
Melende the thihd ;t'ar apphed
Line-iology and Fph-io l.,'
nlm.i,.r ias been a member s-i:e
tall 2:11)1-4.
Hove\er, bc.:I -ue the other
brothers have either graduated
or transferred schools, Melendez
is the only one that remains.
Although this Latino frater-
nity has been small since its
inception, the new minimum
standards being implemented
by the Office of Sorority and
Fraternity Affairs means it
could be kicked off campus if
Melendez doesn't induct four
more members by the end of
this semester.


Compared to many fraterni-
ties, Melendez's chapter has a
clean past.
"We've never been alleged
in hazing, we've never .had
problems with too low GPA
and iiw haven't had alcohoI
problems he -aid.
However despite its admi-
rable record the Incendiary
lhta chapter is facing a -eriou-
dilen-nma with the newi minu-
mum .tandardcs.
We 'v- always been -mall''
Melendez said. "That I do not
see as- a problem. that'- the way
we are
The Othice of S-'ror.rit and
Fraternity Attairs doe-s ee it
as a problem, though, and the)
are attempting to help Melendez
achieve his membership re-
quirements.
They are allowing him to
hold events, put up flyers and
promote his chapter.
"We met with his nationals,
and his nationals made a plan
to be implemented to get four
new members a recruitment
plan," said Lisa Kendall, the
assistant director of the office.
"We're trying to make sure he


BROTHERHOOD OF ONE


can do everything he can to
remain on campus."
One key to recruitment
is public awareness of the
fraternity's existence through
campus presence. It is often
difficult tor Nelendez to get
the cornlrinrllltv consciousiness
he needs with such a small
member-hip and real help in
the r.:ruitint g prices
'Steeing as I'm the only
member, yeah, l've got some
competihor. he 'a.id
Belide- the Otlice of
Solorit\ jand Fraterrut Affair-
Mh-lendez has received help
trom organizations such a. the
Hispa.iric tudtiet Association
and Lambtda Theta Alpha a
LatLno sorritv
Nlelcndez chapter ha- held
manv, \ o:rk-hops and been a
supporter ol LiF organiz.ihons
mi general
"They have done a lot on
campus," said Camille Quiles,
the president of Lambda Theta
Alpha. "They're a very hard-
working organization."
Although Melendez must
have a total of five members by
the end of the Spring semester,
his fraternity will most likely
remain few in numbers.
"We are professional, and
because we are small, we are
family," Melendez said.


Krsln Nichols, Alligator btan
The only current member of the Incendiary lota chapter of Lambda Alpha
Upsilon, Oscar Melendez, socializes with a fellow student late Wednesday.


Scrabble Club spells out fun for UF students


By JOE HUNTER
Avenue Writer

"Quiz" on triple-word and dou-
ble-letter scores doesn't mean much
to most people.
But to Scrabble enthusiasts it can
mean 96 points.
A few of these enthusiasts can be
found on campus at weekly meet-
ings of the UF Scrabble Club.
"I just think that a lot of people
I talk to really like the game of
Scrabble," said club President Dan
Fitzpatrick. "Lots of people have
different level of skill, so it's just
a forum for them to get together
with soda and pizza and play some
Scrabble together."
Fitzpatrick, who was inspired by
another Gainesville-based Scrabble




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club unaffiliated with UF, said he
decided to start the dub to cater to
students who enjoy the game.
The goal was to make a dub ac-
cessible for people of all skill levels
and to provide a friendly environ-
ment to play.
Sponsored by professor Joe
Jackson in the Levin College of Law,
with whom Fitzpatrick did volun-
teer work, the UF Scrabble Club is
still relatively young.
"We just started in the middle of
last Fall," Fitzpatrick said, "so we're
still pretty much a fledgling little
group of Scrabble players."
Meetings take place at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday in Turlington Hall,
room 2318, and are inconsistent,
with anywhere between three and
20 Scrabble players showing up to


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make use of the dub's 10 boards. As treasurer, Cooley's duties re-
There are plans to eventually volve-- at least in theory around
send. club members to Scrabble com- money, though money actually
petitions, Fitzpatrick plays a small role
said. "Don't be intimidated be- inhisjob.
"They're not col- cause some of our people "We don't re-
lege-style ones, but are really good. We want to ally take dues," he
organized large-scale help you out and turn you said. "We just buy
competitions mostly into a Scrabble baller too some snacks and
made up of senior into a rabble baler too.if anyone decides
citizens," he said. Dan Fitzpatrick they want to pay
"Scrabble's a serious Scrabble club president us back then that's
thing to these people." fine."
As a small dub, the He's in it for the
leadership hierarchy love of the game.
consists of just Fitzpatrick and Jeff "I typically just try to break them
Cooley, the club treasurer. into the concept of club Scrabble as
The two met on Facebook.com opposed to family Scrabble," Cooley
when Cooley found out that said.
Fitzpatrick was making an official How does one advance as a
club, Cooley said. Scrabble player?


"You know what they say, if Dick
Cheney comes out of his hole and
shoots and old man in the face, six
more weeks of winter."
Jimmy Kimmel
on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"


"There are short lists of two- or
three-letter words that most people
don't use," Cooley said. "People
probably haven't seen a lot of words
that are key."
This list includes some consis-
tently high-scoring short words like
qi, za, xi, xu and jo.
To get the word out, the dub has
been advertising by putting flyers
on trash cans, Cooley said.
"We're still trying to gain some
kind of notoriety," he said. "We're
looking for some good inspiration."
The meetings are open to any-
one.
"Don't be intimidated -because
some of our people are really good,"
Fitzpatrick said. "We want to help
you out and turn you into a Scrabble
baller too."


E Lavar Burton, host of "Reading Rainbow"
and Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge on
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" and Star
Trek films, was born on this day in 1957.


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Virgin debates: standing proud or hiding the truth


I( was recently talking to a
classmate about sex. She
mentioned a friend who
was embarrassed to be a virgin. That
surprised me, but when I thought
about it, I understood why she
might be feeling like the odd one
out. It seems these days the question
is on which date one should give it
up, rather than if one should give it
up at all.
My friend also said her friend
wanted to get it over with partly to
avoid the shock and awe when her


virginity was reluctantly revealed.
In contrast to the expectations in
the '50s of offering one's virginity to
one's husband and the double
standards between men and women
when it came to sexual fulfillment
- the so-called Sexual Revolution of
the '70s found women forced to take
advantage of "sexual freedom."
It seems that today more and
more women and to a lesser
extent, men are realizing that
whichever choice they make is one
they should be proud of, which is


why I was disappointed to hear that explained that it was a moral issue to
she was considering hav- her, and that after the ini-
ing sex with someone for Maghan McDowell tial surprise, her friends
a reason other than it be- Magha ow respected her decision
ing the right time for her. to wait until marriage.
In addition, it seems She also said she had no
like the longer you wait, trouble finding boys, and
the more the pressure had, in fact, found herself
builds and there are kissing what she thought
fewer and fewer friends i i was too many.
who share your situation. That's another concern
I began asking people if they for some virgins they don't want
knew any virgins. One classmate people to think they haven't had sex
proudly responded, "Yes! Me." She because they can't get any.


Take it from me, wait until YOU
feel ready. Your body is purely
yours, and if it's important to you to
find the right person, then that is the
right decision for you. Aside from
the physical risks, casual sex can
lead to emotional duress, feelings of
false intimacy and confusion. And if
friends make a big deal of it, maybe
they're wishing they could claim
something so special and indepen-
dent, and maybe you're better off
finding friends who respect you as
much as you respect yourself.


EA's not fun and games


S iLke many past middle-cla;s cjul-
dren growing up in the 'SOs.. I was
%weaned on Electronic Arts games
like "M.U.L.E.' and "Skate or Die!" The
games were mostl\ affordable
and came in sleek packaging Kent
bereft of wizards, dragons or
Reagarute commandos. More

gumh--pleasure to shout. "It' in m
the game!" in mock basso i\hen
no one was around
But E.. like most thmgs-
spa\wned in the 'SOs, turned out to be evil.
I was only 14. but EA by then the largest
third-part game publisher in the world.
taught me to be i\arn ot big businesses
when the\ killed the Dreamncast in utero
b\ refumng to support Sega and colluding
with Sony
Then EA went and si.allowed
Westwood Stidios. an acquisition that en-


sured tei\ quahty games from them in the
future thanks to the mass employee e\odus
it pro\ oked.
Speaking of indentured servants EA


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has been sued over mandatory
working hours stretching from 9
a.m. to 10 p m for progrannmers,
w\ho often work seven days a
week.
And who could forget EA's
licensing agreement ith the
NTL in 2004, a deal that excludes


ani other company\ from making
a football game teatunng real players or
stadiums until 200W?
Oh yeah. and EA acquired 1'.4 percent
ot Ubisoft. one ot their tei\ remaining ri-
vals. in an act that UbLsott referred to as
'hostile."
It's; quite a message being sent to the riew
generation growing up with a corporation
\w hose mantra is "Challenge Eveynthing "


WB and UPN join forces


By SETH ENTIN
Avenue Contributing Columnist

Next fall, when you go searching for
your favorite television shows on-the WB
and UPN, you will be as successful as
George W. Bush was searching for WMDs
in Iraq. Starting next fall, the WB and UPN
will no longer exist; the two channels will
merge into one new network, the CW.
Both television networks, owned by the
same parent company, constantly compete
for fifth place in overall ratings, and one
never gains any more ground than the
.other. Once they merge, the two small net-
works hope to turn into one great network.
The question is: Will audiences be open to
a fifth huge network? The critics have been
wrong before, saying the marketplace had
no room for a fourth network, but now Fox
is No. 3 in the ratings, ahead of NBC.
For all those afraid that the merging
of these two networks will be the death
of everyone's favorite shows and teen
dramas, fear not. According to the press


release, UPN's "Everybody Hates Chris,"
"America's NextTop Model" and "Veronica
Mars"- along with.the WB's "Smallville,"
"Gilmore Girls," "Supernatural," "Beauty
and the Geek" and "One Tree Hill" are
all safe. Thankfully, with all these great
shows combining, each network can drop
some of its more dreadful shows, such as
"Related" on the WB and "South Beach"
on UPN.
As an avid viewer of both channels, I
can only hope that with the birth of this
bigger and better network, come Emmy
season next year, some of television's great
performances will finally get noticed. At
this point, Lauren Graham from "Gilmore
Girls" has been snubbed six times, when
people such as Geena Davis win awards
for underwhelming performances on
ABC's "Commander in Chief."
On a personal note, this CW network
could not be more exciting, although it
should have been named WU (whoo).
Now that would be a fun network to say
you are watching.


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 11


Get a nightlife


Venues offer club alternatives


By KENDRA GENTRY
Avenue Writer

Three.new venues want to give you
something this semester.
Alternatives.
Jazz Bar, Whiskey Room and 1982
have all revamped former venues and are
ready to offer some variety to Gainesville
nightlife.
Jazz Bar, at the former Martiny's,
opened Jan. 20 and offers live jazz music
every Friday night at 10:30 p.m.
Jeremy Waks, cub promoter and
host, said the jazz lounge provides a
different type of atmosphere than other
Gainesville venues.
"It's not like the usual club or bar
scene," Waks said. "It's like a fresh breath
of air."
Waks, 21, said a'house jazz band with
a saxophone, bass guitar, keyboard and
drums plays both original and cover
songs. During the band's intermission, a
DJ spins hip-hop, such as A Tribe Called
Quest and The Roots.


The lounge has been renovated with
leather couches for additional seating,
Waks said.
He also said sushi may be offered at
the bar later in the semester.
As for a dress code, Waks suggested
to think "posh," which he described
as collared shirts, dress shoes and no
sneakers.
Whiskey Room is an alternative for
Saturday nights, after it opened Jan. 14.
"It is definitely not a club," said head
promoter David Sinopoli.
Instead, Sinopoli described the former
Velvet Lounge as a lounge you might
find in South Florida.
"The theme we're going for is an up-
scale bar that plays a real mix of eclectic
music that people have not heard be-
fore," he said.
From 10:45 p.m. until close, Sinopoli
said a DJ mixes everything from Nirvana
to Jay-Z and Blues Traveler.
Although the venue does not offer
food, Sinopoli said the size of the main
bar was doubled to cater to more people.


"We're trying to pull people from the
uptown area that may not come down-
town on weekends," Sinopoli said.
In between uptown and downtown
is 1982, the former Purple Porpoise and
Common Grounds.
"This place has a lot of history and
character to it," said co-owner Bobby
Heilman.
The grand openingwas Feb. 10 and
Heilman said 1982 will "floor" people.
However, he said he hopes people come
back for the atmosphere and visit the
small venue, which will now be open
every day.
The bar features live bands five nights
a week, ranging from punk rock to indie
rock to metal, Hielman said.
"We have local acts as well as regional
and national," he said.
You can catch '80s night on Monday
and drink all you want for $10 on
Sunday.
Heilman, 21, said the layout of the
1,900-square-foot venue is the same, with
one bar and one dance floor.
"The people of Gainesville are going
to make this bar," Heilman said.


P.M. misadventures
By KENT RUSSELL
Avenue Writer

At some point, almost everyone has had a few too
many chardonnays. What of it? To those who can't re-
sist the sweet ambrosia of Lady Natty, we salute you.
"Me and my buddy 'Rusty' Jim drank a bottle of
Aristocrat and went to Caf6 Risque. I had the pan-
cakes and woke up six hours later at the Broward pool
with a tattoo of a camel on my inner left bicep," said
Andrew Green, UF political science major. "Jimmy
woke up with a tat of Dennis Eckersley on his thigh."
And what of those who prefer less permanent
revelry?
"I mean, the bus driver wouldn't let me on with-
out my shirt, and there were a lot of people already
going to morning classes," said UF business student
Filipe Barreto. "The real question wasn't why I told
the cop to drop me off at University Commons but
how I sprained my ankle."
Ladies enjoy the sauce, too.
"The last thing I remembered was standing under
an elm tree with a beer in one hand," said sophomore
Stephanie Zyra. "The next memory was of seeing two
bloody BB wounds in my thigh."
The shooter is still at large.


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Liquid Ginger Asian Grille
and Teahouse
10 I SE 2nd PL [Behir, Hippndrome
Suncanter Dowrntorn) Pan-Asian seafood.
steals and scir.fry in a relating upscale
atmosphere Try our wide selection of eotci
rrnrtinis arid hot teas Open for lunch Sun-Fi
and Dinner every nite 5- 10.30pm Call 371-
2323 for a reservation.






Dauid's Real Pit BBG
Votid 1 in Gainesville and listed in lihere
the Locals E3a as best place in Gaine-sr ,le
for Ribs & BBQ David's says come on in for
breakfast tunch or dinrnr Adul size portions
for adult size appetites DaOid's caters to the
Gators Open 7am-9pm Mon-Sac, Bam.9prn
Sun Wes arE located at 5'121-A NW 39rh
A.'e (352) 373-2002 David's BBO delr.ers
the best BB0 an/yhere in Gainesyilie wth
Gatorfood corn


Bistro 1245
Gourmet food at student prices' Over 100
selections of wines, sr.a tino at. 9 99 a bottle.
Wine castings Vved. and Fri. as 4prn Three half
glasses only $5 95 Open 11 am-1 'pm Man-
Thurs and until midnight Friday and Saturday.
Call 376-C 00 for reservation or chEc,. the
web at w\w.leonardos706 corn.






Cafe Gardens
Cafe Gardens has been lust across from th
UF Campus since 1976. This quaint lardmarrrl
establishment with award winning courtyard
dining is perfect for any date or gathering.
Don't miss the Friday wine tasting 6.Bpm.
Open 7 days Lunch meetings catered. Daily
Lunch & Drink Specials. -Live Music Nightly-
Call 376-2233 1643 NW 1st Ave






Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine prepared
with all natural ingredients. Organic food,
smoothies and juices Ame> Visa/ATM
10am-9pm. 505 NW 3th St.


Mildred's Big City Food
Best of Gainesville for 11 years!
European chocolate cake. cheesecake over
20 handmade desserts... 3445 W. University
371-1711 www.mildredsbigcityfoodcom


Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop that should be a ..[op on
everyone's list. Deja Brew rseires the nest cof-
fee in town! Enjoy fine coff --c: speciLalt drinks,
gourmet pastries and more. All served to you by
a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Deja brew is
open 6:30am-12:30am seven days a week, so
you will have plenty of time to enjoy one or more
of your favorite drinks. Hope to see you there!
1412 W. University Ave. 372-6169

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Golden Buddha
Where eating well means eating healthy...
Gainesville's best chinese food. Now with more.
sizes available with more vegetarian options. As
always, generous portions, fast service & super
lunch/dinner combos. FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave. 372-4282.
Full menu and specials @
GainesvilteGoldenBuddha.com.






Gyros Plus
1011 W. University Ave. 11-10 Mon-Sun
336-5323. We have the best Falafel, Tabouli,
Hummus, Baba, Grape Leaves & Gyros-beef or
chicken. Fresh smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita
Bread Bakery at 2401 SW 13th St., 372-
4995. We sell hookahs, parts, charcoals, fine
tobacco and halal meat.






The New Deal Cafe
Cons-stently voted best burger in Gainesiille,
Other best of awards include- salad dessert,
martin, .vine list 3443 vV Un versity Aje. -
371-44 18
Iwww.mildredsbgi it yfood com






Virtually Cuban
Finally! Authentic Cuban food at an affordable
price! Virtually Cuban serves a savory selec-
tion of Cuban dishes, like Rope Vieja made with
tender shredded beef in a tomato-based wine
sauce, or tender, slow-roasted pork. All TeaOIS
are served with rice and your choice of beans.
yuca or plantains to satisfy your craving for
real Cuban food. Virtually Cuban also offers
a variety of sandwiches pressed on %.,;arm
Cuban bread, fresh pastries, Cuban coffee and
appetizers. And with an array of vegetarian
options, there's something for everyone' Why
wait? Come experience the best Cuban food in
Gainesville! 2409 SW 13th Street. Mon-Sat.
11am 9pm. Sun. 12pm 4pm 336-4125 or
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Bennigan's
Happy Hour specials all day everyday. Great
food and attenti.'e service, 3208 SW Archer
Road 373-2800. Open Monday-Saturday 1 Iam-
2am, Sun 11-11.






Bento Cafe
3830 W. Newberry Rd. Suite 15 Royal Park
Plaza (next to Gator Dockside) Enjoy sushi, rice
bowls, noodle bowls, and bento boxes. Try our
Boba Tea with over 30 different flavors. First
in Gainesille in a trendy, hip atmosphere. Open
e er jd i '1 Iam-10:30pm. Carry-out or dine-in
checkut. our menu at Gatorfood.com.
377.8686


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Junior's
Gainres,.Ile's premiere spot for southern style
home-cooking. Featuring fresh greens, maca-
roni and cheese, fried chicken, pork chops, and
more. Lunch buffet Tues. & Fri., 11 am-3pm.
.Breakfast Sat. & Sun. 7am-1 Oam:.Saturday
seafood buffet 11 am-8pm, Sunday buffet
1 lam-8pm. 1218 N. Main St. Call 371-8008.







Ray's Place
Delicious Gourmet Kosher dining at Rays Place
inside the new H.Ilel building Lunch serv.,d 11:
30am-2pm and dinner 6prr-Bpm daily Ray-
Place serves a vsrtty ot disnes '\ou didnt
think Cacciatore cculd be Kosher? How about
Jerk Chicken? Beef Lc. Mcin~n All -h.is plus
traditional Jewish dishes and Deli; fresh soup
& salad bar, vegetarian entrees, and home-
.radE desserts Shabbat dirrirer Fridays. Meal
Plans and Catering available. Off Campus Dining
Cards Accepted. Delivery available through
Gatorfood.com. Weekend hours vary.
372-2900 2020 W. University Ave



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El Toro
You've had the rest, now try the BEST Mexican
food in Gainesville. Loved by Gators past and
present. Best homemade salsa in town..Open
7 days a week for lunch and dinner. 1723 SW
13th St. Take out and catering available. Live
music 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

Burrito Brothers
Serving Gainesville since 1976. Made to order,
made from scratch. Many vegetarian & vegan
items available. Open 7 days, 1 lam-1Opm. 16
NW 13th St. 378-594.8. www.burritobros.com

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 12006 E ALLIGATOR, 13


ildred's Big City Food
ials made from scratch with organic local
)duce, fresh meats & seafood, daily baked
iads & desserts by Gainesville's most
arded chef. Consistently voted best chef,
nu, salad, seafood, martini, wine list, wine bae
isert
service 3445 W. University Ave, -
1-1711 www.mildredsbigcityfood.com

sorge's at Phil Nicks, Inc.
af specialties include old fashion beef stew,
*beque pulled pork, fresh vegetablee platter
*beque ribs, and homemade lasagna. This
Awntown Institution is located at 37 North
in Street, offering a comfortable atmosphere
neet your breakfast (from 6:30 to 11:00am)
I lunch (from 11 to 3pm) needs. Catering
r private party is available,
I 376-8269 or Fax 367-4395





onardo's Pizza
:a legend since 1973. Whole pizzas &
es. Open 7.days a week 9am-1 1pm Sun-
irs,: Fri & Sat till 12am. Call ahead for
,up 375-2007. For delivery call 379-FOOD.
ated next to Bistro 1245. Leo's Cafe open
y 9afn. Flavored coffees, espressos & fresh
ad pastries, 1245 W. Univ. Ave. 375-7007
w.Leonardos706,com

onardo's 706
ving gourmet pastas, california pizzas, fresh
. steak, chops, salads, and desserts. Live jazz
Opm Monday and Thursday, Sunday brunch
30am featuring international brunch buffet
h never-ending mimosas starting at
Opm. Open 5-11 pm Mon.-Thurs. Open until
night Friday and Saturday. Sunday brunch
30am. dinner 4-11 pm. Call 378-2001 for
3rvations or carry-out, Or visit our website at
N.Leonardos706.com

willow Mushroom
Sa trip to mellowmushroom,com. Since
'4. we've been dishing out high-quality ingre-
its in all of our specialty pizzas, monumental
gies. and scrumptious salads. And yes, we
Ier. Dom. Buckets $7. Mon.-Trivia 9pm $.
)9 W. University Ave, 367-0012.
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Tapas 12 West
Hajng diftlculty cormn- i hitting Let yOui tastes
r cam without fear of censure. Our appetizer-
laedc and priced tapas, inspired by cuisines the
world over, will have you partaking of more than
on- dish a. a rn e.a l Share orders with friends
an id send your tastes ro a ...vorid rI -iur VVe rI
operated by the avwrd-wrinring staff of Steve's
Cafe Americainr Courtvard and offer HappI-
Houjr ,pi-ces fi-rim 5 ti 7pm Moridai through
Saturday
1 W Vq.st. Universi[y APe 377-9468





Saigon Legend
Daliciou l-, truditonal Viatn-n-iese cluiisin with
popular Aiar, t 3-..j rirs ell Ph,.. Barth.Cu.n
Bianh N :. B-anh Tc.m Ho3...:, n~rjoy grear foold
at great prices. Big new room Family owned
restaurant. Next to Holiday Inn downtown,
Dine in or take out. Catering available.
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun 11:30am-Spm.
374-0934





Farah's
3ainos-.ii 11 premiere Hookah Lounge A
landmark since 1980. Serving lunch & dinner
in our glass atrium or dine by our fireplace.
Famous for our award-winning wing.i burgra,
steaks, and gyros. Large mediterranean menu,
Drink specials daily. Enjoy our cozy Hookah
Lounge, We sell only the finest of pipes, natural
charcoal and premium tobacco, Saturday night
belly dancing performances. Call for details,
man tues 11 am1Opm
wed fri lam-midnight
sat noon midnight
closed sunday 378-5179
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Peas not pricey at UF
By MARIA LAVERGHETTA ment as possible.
Avenue Contributing Writer Lionel Dubay, director of the O'Connell
Center, said in an e-mail that he wishes he
Princesses and the peas are gracing the could bring big shows like Madonna or the
Steven C.-O'Connell Center stage April 14 Rolling Stones, but the market and facility
- without breaking any bank accounts. size is a little small for those acts. He said he
The Los Angeles-grown Black Eyed Peas is optimistic about it, however.
and Pussycat Dolls will wow "We are always working
UF with wishes for a hotter on keeping our name out
"We will base this on a very
girlfriend and not "phunk- We wi base this on a e there," Dubay said.
ing" with their hearts for $35 conservative game plan. Darius Dunn, associate
a ticket highly reasonable Darius Dunn director at the O'Connell
O'Connell Center associate
for these entertainers, said onn renter associate Center, said he has high
Rachel Schrift, media director hopes for the concert.
for Fantasma Productions. "You always go into
Although some Gators may see $35 these things with the best of intentions and
as a mortgage payment, Schrift, who has the best of hopes," Dunn said.
worked for Fantasma for three years, begs The contract and rider, which were not
to differ, yet sent to the O'Connell Center, discuss
"I've seen $400 for the Rolling Stones," the specifics of the tour, the layouts of the
she said. "Madonna was $350." stage, dressing room assignments and the
Fantasma, is doing three Florida shows, bands' requirements.
in Sunrise, Tampa and Gainesville with the Since the tour starts in Fresno, Calif.,
Black Eyed Peas. on March 23, according to Vibe.com, Dunn
Together with the O'Connell Center, said a new tour requires many new specif-
Fantasma hopes to sell 7,000 tickets, which ics to be formulated.
is average for the normal venues Fantasma "We will base this on a very conservative
carries, game plan," he said. "But if you've done
Expecting 7,000 tickets sold is compa- this long enough, there have been times
rable to entertainers like Kelly Clarkson or when the -tage wiil change dramatically...
Ashley Simpson, Schrift said. Let's just say when any group moves from
Alicia Karlin, chairwoman of Student one level of venue to another, they will take
Government Productions, who is not the opportunity to add things," he said.
working with the O'Connell Center and Cheap tickets and sold-out venues are
Fantasma for this concert, said selling out walks in the park to the Black Eyed Peas
tickets is never a reasonable goal. and Pussycat Dolls.
"It rarely happens for such a large The tickets, $35, go on sale Friday at 10
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02.19

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02.20

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CDs: a thifty choice


Common comes to O' Dome


By BECCA GOLDMAN
Avenue Writer

What we all have in Common is faith that one
of hip-hop's most insightful veterans will put on
yet another great show for fans. Accompanying
Common on Sunday at the Stephen C. O'Connell
Center is human beat box Rhazel and hip-hop DJ,
DJJS 1.
Tickets are $12 for UF students and $20 oth-
erwise. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show is
scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
"We wanted to bring a performer who tran-
scends musical genres and brings together rac-
es," said Alicia Karlin, chairwoman of Student
Government Productions.
SGP shelled out about $50,000 for the show in
celebration of Black History Month, Karlin said.
Common attempts to be more universal on
his new album "Be," with a more commercial
approach thanks to Kanye West, who produced
nine of the 11 tracks. Common also received help


from pop icons like John Legend and John Mayer
on vocals, and even Dave Chappelle has a mono-
logue.
UF student and longtime Common fan Frantz
Williams said he would have been a little more
excited to see Common two years ago.
"I think he has watered down his approach to
reach a wider audience," he said. "I personally
like the old-school Common 'Like Water for
Chocolate' and 'Resurrection' and other good
stuff like that."
Despite Williams' disappointment in the new
album, he said he is still trying to go to the show.
He said he is looking forward to seeing Rhazel,
who reminds him of old-school Roots. Williams
admits he likes some of Common's new tracks
like "Go" and the title track "Be," but hopes he
will play a blend of old and new.
"Hey, Common's got to eat too," Williams
said.
Tickets are available at the University Box
Office, next to the Reitz Union.


n these times of iTunes
and portable MP3 play-
--- ers, compact discs aren't
getting as much' play as they did
in the past. But for those who can't
spare a few hundred bucks for an
iPod and accessories, CDs are far
from obsolete.
A fine-tuned music collection
is a vital part of any
college student's life, Katie B
and a personalized
CD library can be an
affordable way to en-
sure that.
Several places .
around town offer
quality used discs for
low prices, and they'll
even trade or buy back your old
albums.
So if you're frustrated by the
overabundance of little white ear-
phones on campus or just want
to update your collection, go the
thrifty route and visit one of these
local record stores.
CD Warehouse buys, sells and
trades new and used CDs, DVDs,
games, vinyl, etc. They stock


most genres of music, excluding
more obscure titles. An average
used CD costs about $8.99, and
buybacks are from 25 cents to $4,
depending on quality. Gall (352)
337-9303 or visit 3224 SW 35th
Blvd.
Hear Again CDs, 818 W.
University Ave., usually carries
all types of music. The
urns majority of its used
CDs, an estimated 75
percent, sell fQr $5.99.
The store trades CDs
and DVDs for cash, and
the amount depends
on the condition and
the quantity already in
stock. Call (352) 373-
1800 for more information.
Hyde & Zeke Records is
perhaps the best source for
harder-to-find items. Some of
the largest sections are rock and
rock sub-genres, and there are
smaller groups of blues, rap, soul,
bluegrass and so on. Used CDs
generally go for $8. Check out
402 NW 10th Ave. or contact (352)
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unfurnished

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


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w/costly laminate floor, wood patter. Good
neighborhood. $630-$640 *Nice NW
2BR/2BA, gated patio, trees. $530-$540
*Roommate share 2BR $300-350 373-8310
2-16-25-2

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352-331-1133
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will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
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26-69-2

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dishwasher, ceramic tile, private patio, pets
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909 SW 6th Ave
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4-26-60-2


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ADORABLE 3BR 1.5BA!
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832-496-7899. See http:infotube.net/133597
for more. 2-20-15-2

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

Avail Aug 1 Studio home. One block from
campus. Very nice, wood floors, fireplace.
106 SW 12th St. Call 339-2342 $500/mo.
Wash/dryer provided. 2-21-15-2


Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA home. Ceramic tile
throughout, game room, fenced yard, pets
ok. $1225/mo 1330 NW'39th St. Call 339-
2342 for directions. 2-21-15-2


4BR/2BA home avail Aug 1. Nice clean
home, private lot, fireplace, tile floors,
washer/dry provided, garage. 2606 NW 34th
St. $1375/mo 339-2342 2-21-15-2

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 $1500/
MO, 3BR houses from $10751MO, 2BRapts
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Owner operated. See dalyproperties.com
or Call Carol377-3852 2-28-19-2


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

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.
W/D included. Directly on #12 bus route. Call
352-871-6922 or 561-629-3102 2-22-10-2

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

BIKE TO UFI 2BR/2BA, 2 screen porches,
washer/dryer, lawnr svc., wood floors, dining
room, $900/rent, 216 NW 14th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 2-17-5-2

Village Loft Apts. 1BR Loft apts. 650 & 750
sq. ft. Starting @ $490MO Quiet, wooded
setting. FREE monitored alarm system. 6400
SW 20th Ave. Call 332-0720 3-31-30-2

SICK OF ROOMMATES?
Studio apt. 1.5 miles to Shands & UF $450/
MO Call Janet 871-5928 2-17-5-2

Countryside at University student condo for
rent. 3 individual units at $420/mo for annual
leases in August. Pool, jacuzzi, BB court,
open parking, great bus route, all utl incl. No
pets. Call Dan 352-328-1574 3-6-15-2


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For Rent
unfurnished

1 BR loft avail, immediately. $575 + until.
No rent until 3/1/06. Nice quiet, close to
UF and Shands. Located 3006 SW 23rd St
BridgelightApts. Call 352-281-7242 or email
mistral@ufl.edu 2-20-5-2

BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA 1200 sft.
Townhouse, fenced, 4112 SW 15th Place,
AVAIL. NOW! Bike/Ride bus from SW 20th
Ave. to UF, Shands. $775/mo, Call 378-
6817, 871-8205. 2-21-5-2

Lofts & Townhomes
Lease for Aug. 20flrplans 1-5BR next to UF
VIRTUAL TOURS & PHOTOS
www.LiveNearCampus.com 376-6223
4-26-50-2

Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas: All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
WWW.SUBLET.COM
1-877-For-Rent (367-7368) 2-16-1-2


U 1 Subleases


Spacious 1BR/BA in a 4BR/BA. Aptartment
in The Landings on SW 13th ST. $360/mo
plus utils. Cal! 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

Female @ Melrose Apt. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/
4BA. W/D in unit cable, int, utils included.
Fitness center, pool, spa, bball, vball, ten-
nis, computer room & game room. Jan-Aug.
$367/mo 916-295-4090 2-22-25-3

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 DW in 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
2-17-10-3

1BR IN 4BR/2BA house- giant room. 1 block
from UF. M/F welcome. $400 + util. + sec
dep. W/D in house, dig cable, high speed
internet, res.parking. For info call 941-661-
4119 -Michelle 2-17-10-3

Avail. May 1st. 1BR furn apt-style w/ bath
and kitchen. $350/mo utils incl. Windsor
Hall. Call 239-822-5648 2-20-10-3

Female Sublet 1 BR/1BA of 3/3 apt. in the
Laurels. Large walk-in closets, upstairs with
balcony in bedroom. $413/mp, 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

Wanting out of lease ASAP. Free Rent until
March. 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA in Oxford
Manor utils. incl. great amenities on great
bus route. 1 mi. from campus. $440/mo
willing to negotiate. Call 386-547-9131.
2-28-15-3

Summer lease May-Aug. 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA Lexington Crossing Luxury Apartments.
Fully fum. Free utils. cable, hi. spd., internet.
Pool & gym. W/D incl. $465/MO Call 352-
216-2261 2-22-10-3


a ll 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

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


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l uSubleases


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

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

HIDDEN LAKE 2BR/2BA
1st Floor, cable/sw/hbo, dsl, free tanning,
move-in ASAP $445 each +elec.
Katie 352-871-5680 Rebecca 352-267-2423
2-17-5-3

Sublease 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse
35th Place, 1/2 mile South ofArcher Rd.
$540/mo + $350 sec.
321-287-9692 or 352-375-1280
Available March 1 or Sooner!
3-10-20-3

ROYAL VILLAGE Feb free. $420/mo, all uti
incl Feb-Aug in 4BR/2BA 3 Great roomies!
Clean and friendly F wanted move in now.
Call now 352-256-5362 2-20-5-3

1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA (Male) Apartment in
the Oak Brooks on SW 13th St. $545/mo,
last 1/2 mo frree, OBO, included utils, int,
cable. Furnished, Washer and Dryer in unit.
No more cost!! 352-870-7592 2-20-5-3

Looking for female. 5 min. walk to campus
& bars. 1BR in 4BR house in College Park.
Avail. from May-Aug. $427/mo, 1/4 util. Call
850-570-3384 2-21-5-3

Bedroom w/personal bath @ Campus
Lodge. $450 OBO. Furnished, amazing
amenities. Everything incl. Perfect place to
live in the summer. Contact Betty at 305-
298-7764. 2-21-5-3

Female needed for fully furnished 4/4 Cl
Campus Lodge. Near pool & office. On
bus route to UF. $421/mo include.,all utils.,
cable, W/HBO & internet.- Call (352) 219-
8457. 2-21-5-3

MARCH RENT FREE 1BR/1BA apt. @
Piccadilly. $520/ mo. + utils. 2220. SW 34th
St. Call 328-7794 or 392-2682. 2-21-5-3

FIRST MONTH FREE!
2BR/2BA @ Pinetree Gardens Available.
3/1-7/31 $680/MO 352-494-8513 2-22-5-3








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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
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 librry downtown. $285-$360/rm +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 2-17-15-4
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

Roommate Needed
IMMEDIATE MOVE IN
Walk to UF, 3BR house, rent $475 + 1/3 utili-
ties. Call 952-240-7356 2-17-10-4

ROOM AVAILABLE ASAP in 2/2 Vintage
View Condo. Quiet, clean community. $450/
MO Call Matt 407-702-8019 2-28-17-4
1 BR in 2 Story furnished house in nice NW
.neighborhood close to UF. Washer + dryer in
house. Rent $350/mo. Call Mike 316-3930.
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.
2-20-9-4
$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 iibackyard. 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
Mature Professional. Share 3BR 2BA Pool
home near university Safe neighbor-
hood across from Plaza Royale movie
theatre No alcohol or drugs. $325/mo +
1/3 util. 371-3837 2-17-6-4

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. ClII 352-262-1351
2-28-13-4
2 student roommates needed to share 410
sq. ft. upstairs master suite in newly remod-
eled 4/3.2200sq. ft. house. DirecTV, wireless
DSL, parking, security, near Bus Route 2.
$375/mo. All incl. Relaxed atmosphere, great
study environment. Call Chris 283-3464
2-24-10-4

Female roommate wanted
in 3/3 in rockwood Villas. $500/MO Available
nowl Call Jen 954-295-9211 4-26-48-4
Room avail in 3/2 house, near lake and
woods, DSL, W/D, DW; nice kitchen,
artroom, porch, wood floors, easy-going
roomies, happy pets, $319/mo+1/3 bills 384-
1431 226-5-4
1BR/!BA in 2BR/2BA (Male) apartment in the
Oak Brookson SW 13th St. $545/mo last
1/2 mo FREE, obo, incl util, internet, cable.
Furnished, WD in unit. No more cost!!
352-870-7592. 2-20-5-4
Close to UF. Large master bedroom w/
private bath. In spacious 3BR/2BA home
to share with only.one other person. Great
family neighborhood. Immaculate $390/mo.
378-4684. Avail.NOW! 2-21-5-4


SWEET FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED 4/2,
0.8 mi. from UF. Located on Unviersity (Bus
5 & 43) Washer, dryer, wood floors. $500/mo.
Danielle @ 305-785-2894. 2-20-4-4
Roommate to share new 4 BR/ 2BA house.
util.+cable, hi spd internet, satellite radio.
$550/mo. SW 34th St. behind Museum Walk
Apts. Easy access to Archer Road, mall, UF.
Call day: 379-9111 Night: 850-293-6523
2-21-5-4

Handyman can get free rent = $350/mo or
$75/wk, NR dep $150, + 1/2 GRU Furnished
room in 2BR/2BA in Clayton Estates. Police
clearance. Sat TV & phone incl. Close to bus/
shop. Sm pet ok. Call 331-2344. 2-21-5-4

Roommates wanted a great location 1 BR
in 3BR/2.5BA townhome on 39th Blvd.
Greenwich Green Apt. Too good to pass up.
Immediate move in $342/mo. Call 813-960-
2760 2-21-5-4
Roommates wanted for 3BR/2.5BA town-
house near NW 39th Ave. and 42nd St.
Pools, tennis and DSL. $350 and $380,
utilities included. No pets. Call 363-0143 or
363-0144 or email bobthegoat@atlantic.net
2-22-5-4


SReal Estate

Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find

Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-26-72-5
NEW PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND
EXISTING CONDOS NEAR UF
AT AFFORDABLE PRICES Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call Today
Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus Realty
3-31-97-5

JACKSON SQUARE
Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
the stadium. Classic New Orleans appeal
with state-of-the-art luxury. Reserve today.
52 units available. Starting in mid-200's. Call
Eric Wild 870-9453 4-26-72-5

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

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

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

eel & 5 wooded acres**
22 mi from UF & Shands. Partially cleared &
small well. Levy County $39,999. 466-9177
2-22-5-5


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2 4BR/4BA's FOR SALE BY OWNER.
Countryside and University Terrace.
Near pool. Great location. On bus line.
2 miles from campus 407-620-1555
4-26-45-5


al l Furnishings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BRAND NEW FURNITURE
****Shop On-line****
Mattress Sets $169
5pc. Bedroom Sets $495
And Much More! Delivered to your door!
www.gowfb.com Check it out!
Or call (352) 376-1600 4-26-72-6

Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
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 NEWI 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


0*1 Furnishings

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

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


* I Furnishings

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 0 Buy 0 Sell 4-26-72-6

BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-26-63-6

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

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

Corner computer desk for sale
$150. Light wood w/metal Barely used! Good
shape. 219-5631 2,17-5-6

BEDROOM FURNITURE
Queen bed, headboard, dresser, mirror, night
stand. Very cheap! Available immediately
Call 352-246-7566 2-20-5-6


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


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8-16-89-7 Bicycles


Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/'
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
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 mini-
mum. All software sale 10% off. 376-4116
2-20-10-7


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


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For Sale


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

Las Vegas-style poker chip sets.
300 and 500 pc. sets. $29.99 and $39.99.
George's Hardware 3424 W. University Ave.
372-6842. 2-21-5-10


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

Swamp Cycles
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and more!!
Best Prices and Customer Servicell
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

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

SCOOTER, 50 CC, SUZUKI Powered, 2006,
oil injected, lots of storage, Over 100 mpg.
Has warranty. Park anywhere. ONLY $775
Must sell. 262-4673 3-10-20-11

SCOOTER VERUCCI 150cc. Viper 2006.
Suzuki Powered 4-stroke, automatic, 2 pas-
senger, ABS, remote security system, back
rest, windshield, goes 65 mph. Factory war-
ranty. Only $1795. 262-4673. 3-10-18-11

HONDA 250 REBEL New paint, seat, tire,
13k miles, just serviced. Very clean. Excellent
beginner bike. Looks like small Harley. Only
$1695. Call 262-4673. 2-20-3-11


I0 Autos
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TQYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-26-72-12

CARS -CARS Buy*SellSTrade
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
OGETA 3 DAY, 2 NIGHT VACATION*
Ask for details 338-1999 4-26-62-12

1999 Two door Acura CL Red glossy ex-
terior with tinted windows. Leather interior
with wood grain details. AC. Good mileage.
22mpg. Beautiful, runs and handles well.
$7950 OBO 376-6972 John or Barbara
2-17-5-12

1989 HONDAACCORD
Good Gas mileage. Runs smoothly. Great
Gainesville car. 2 owners. 352-256-0737
leave message. 2-20-5-12
2003 Hyundai Accent White 4 door
Automatic, AC/PW/PDL, new tires, recent
tune up, CD player, excellent gas mileage
58K highway miles, still under warranty
$6000/OBO (352) 494-6244. 2-21-5-12

CHEVY NOVA 1986
Economical, 4 door, auto., runs well, faded
blue paint, good tires. $750. Call 514-3409.
2-21-5-12

Pontiac Grand Am 1992
Looks & runs good. Automatic, new fuel
pump, $1200/OBO. Call 376-7180. 2-21-
5-12

SUBARU DL 4WD Station wagon
1987 looks & drivers good, but overheats.
$200. Call 514-3409. 2-21-5-12


*j| Wanted

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
STransport 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

BUYING FOOTBALL ITEMS:
RINGS, JERSEYS, WATCHES.
AtlFalcons565371@aol.com 904-415-3294
2-8-5-13

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


$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! Help Wanted
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. J
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 4-26-
72-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil-


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


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


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Jump, rrance ano uance witn our exclusive Sun ity Auto
children's "Education Thru Movement" Bring W-2 File Here Drive TODAY
Program. Taught on-site at existing locations. www.suncityautosales.com 338-1999 3-31-
Immediate income. Training and supplies in- 53-12
clouded. Call 904-368-0505 or 904-769-6724
l 2-21-5-10 BEST CARS 0 LOWEST PRICES
1 -877-829-8007 WE BUY CARS
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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, PTto 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 thestate exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $250. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-26-72-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
We need Paid Survey Takers in 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@gainesvillesocderorg 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

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M il Help Wanted


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
*Seven 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 $12-$20/hrI Gatorfood.com.
Great Opportuntiy. For info contact Jason
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 $101hr 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


Phone reps. needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate. 352-371-5888
x 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Drive. 2-28-29-14

AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed children's
overnight camp. Men & Women wanted for
all activities & couselor positions. Nursing
positions available too. Good Salary.
Internships Available. We provide campers
with a safe quality experience that will stay
with forever. Let us do the same for you.
Visit website, www.campnockaimixon.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
availalbe. Apply in person 3105 SW 34th St.
2-22-20-14

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

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
weherejobs@infiniteenergy.com
Immediate need.
Earn money for the beach this summer.
EOE/AA/MFDV
2-28-22-14

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


1 M l Help Wanted


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

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

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

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

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

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

.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
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


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
Gymnastics Instructor @ 02B Kids. Apply @
6680 W. Newberry Road. For Questions call
338-9660. ext 18. 2-21-10-14
PT CLERICAL HELP/ERRAND RUNNER
for law office, M-F, 2-5 pm, reliable car,
friendly. Fax reply to 352-374-4046 2-22-
10-14

MODELS NEEDED. Professionalvisual pro-
duction company seeks naturally attractive
person for female role in artistic erotica. Over
18. $100-200 for 1-2 hours Call Alison 222-
5233 or email alison@yournextvideo.com
2-20-8-14


l Help Wanted


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, ef-
ficient writer, team player & multitasker.
Good computer skills, sports knowledge
a plus. Salary dep on exp. 800-344-9103.
2-23-10-14

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

FISH LOVERS WANTEDH!
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

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

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

IT SUPPORT/ RECEPTIONIST.
Gville construction co Must be proficient
in Office Suite, data entry, typing, phones,
basic troubleshooting & IT help. Significant
oppty for right person. Email rzyskowski@p
erryroofing.com, fax 352-375-8604 attn. Ron
2-17-5-14

SALES CLERK
$6.50/hr Part time Friday Morning & Monday
night for home decore store on University.
Call 352-514-1441 2-17-5-14

NANNY/HELPER NEEDED
Responsible honest hardworking caring indi-
vidual sought. Live out nanny for a 4yr. old
boy 2-3x a week. Approx. 15-20hrs. Some
housekeeping, dishes, laundy, ironing, gro-
ceries etc. Call 352-328-5929 2-17-5-14

VIDEO- DVD EDITOR
Experienced editor to edit raw footage into
completed film. Send resume/inquiry to
cptherapy@aol.com or fax to 336-9980 2-
17-5-14

PART TIME WAREHOUSE POSITION
AVAIL. NATIONAL Elect. Supply Co. 20-
25 HRS/WK M-F APPLY AT 3005 SW
WILLISTON RD OR SEND RESUME:
KUNIETIS@REXELUSA.COM 2-24-10-14


) il Help Wanted


PART TIME ADMIN. POSITION AVAIL.
NATIONAL Elect. Supply Co. Hours
8am-1pm M-F APPLY AT. 3005 SW
WILLISTON RD. OR SEND RESUME:
KUNIETIS@REXELUSA.COM 2-24-10-14

Person needed for yard work.
Flexible hours. $7/hr 352-213-3943 2-
20-5-14

SUMMER COUNSELORS
YMCA CAMP MCCONNELL is looking for
male/female counselors for coed, over-ngiht
summer camp. Must live on-site. Salary +
room and board. Call 352-466-3587 3-16-
15-14

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL
is now hiring car washers for PT day and
evening hours. $6.50/hr. Apply at Gainesville
Regional Airport 3880 NE 39th Ave. 2-20-
5-14

Fast growing company looking for outgoing
personalities and team spirit for CUSTOMER
SERVICE/SALES POSITIONS Great pay,
fun environment, flexible hours. Call 494-
3568 2-20-5-14

PT help. 15-25 hrs. Day or evening shift.
The Village Market, Haile Plantation. Apply
within. 380-0111, call for directions only
2-27-10-14

Sales Associate
for power equipment dealership. Flexible
hours. 379-3130 2-20-5-14

Part time flexible hours. Mustbe versatile,
from moving to cleaning to fixing. Carpentry
experience a plus. Starting pay $6-8/hr.
Leave clear telephone number and brief
message. 373-1690 2-20-5-14

Part-time Leasing Agent Needed
Email resume to:
WeLoveUFstudents@yahoo.com
Royal Village Apartments (No phone calls
Please.) 2-20-5-14
Work-Study Position: Office/project assis-
tance for writing/healthcare program. 8-10
hrs/wk, flexible. Applicants must obtain
work-study permit before interview. Contact
gellison@ufl.edu 2-20-5-14

WANT TO WORK ON CAMPUS?
Gator Dining Services located on the UF
Campus is hiring supervisors, cashiers,
cooks, line severs, and dishwashers. Flex
hours, competitive pay and a great work-
ing environment. Apply at Gator Dining
Services, B73 Reitz Union, Museum Rd or
online atwww.gatordining.com 2-27-10-14

Great Education and Job
Grad or Advanced student interested in
physical therapy. Exercise trainer needed
for individuals who have had a stroke. NIH
Grant 2 shifts 9-12, and 12-3. Call 273-5274
2-17-4-14

BEST PT JOB YOU'LL EVER HAVE!
Executive/Personal Assistant. needed
ASAP for Gainesville-based business.
Great experience for Business/Marketing,
PR or Advertising majors. Should be very
organized and detailed. 12-15 hours/week,
flexible to your schedule. Must have reli-
able car, cellphone and computer with
email. Microsoft Office and Internet search
skills a plus. Send inquiries to Amanda at
amanda34@ufl.edu 2-27-10-14

Bright enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
.St. 2-28-10-14


W I Help Wanted


Increase your income immediately!!! Go to
www.thepeoplesvitamin.com. 100% Risk
Free; No Gimmicks!!! 3-21-20-14

MANAGER NEEDED
Great opportunity, great salary, potential for
growth, Gatorfood.com is looking for moti-
vated, responsible, personable people. For
more info call David 379-3663. 3-3-15-14

BABYSITTER/TUTOR
Needed for Mon & Fri from 3 to 6 PM Tues.
from 4:00 to 4:30 PM. Wed from 4:00 to 5:00
PM. Pref. College of Ed. major. 1 child. Call
352-336-1614* Iv msg. 2-17-3-14

Window Blind Installer
PT, flexible hours, exp. helpful, pay $7-10/hr.
Call 339-4600. 2-28-10-14

Babysitter/ PT Hours
For 3 & 1 yr. olds. Good pay, refs required.
Call 246-5430. 2-17-3-14

$10HR OFFICE ASSISTANT
Order processing, MS Office
4001 Newberry Rd., E4, G'ville.
Email: info@jacksonllc.com. 3-21-20-14

GRANITE FABRICATOR/ INSTALLER
Jackson Industries Stoneworks
4001 Newberry Rd., E4, G'ville
Email: infor@jacksonllc.com 3-21-20-14

Computer Programmer Needed: Fulltime,
Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Design, develop, test
software for dental industry. Must be famil-
iar with dental terms, tooth forms & gums.
Reqs: Master degree, 30 months exp., good
English skills, C++ MFC. Send resume to
resume@floridaprobe.com. 3-28-25-14

Store Manager
PLATO'S CLOSET
Tired of the mall hours!
Full-time. Prior retail mgmt. experi-
ence. Salary, bonus, great opportunity!!!
Resumes: dollars4clothes@bellsouth.net.
2-28-10-14

AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed children's
ovemight 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 foryou.
Visit web site, www.campnockamixon.com to
schedule on campus interview for Feb 22.
2-16-2-14

CHILD CARE
needed in my home. Tues & Thurs. 2PM-
6PM. Some Tues & Thurs AMs. Must have
own transportation & references req. Love of
children a must. $8/hr. Call 494-7705. 3-
21-20-14

SUMMER JOBS starting at $200 per week
with room and board included. Work at one
of the of the University of Florida's four recre-
ational overnight camps located throughout
the state. Staff have no cabin responsibilities
and most weekends off. University of Florida
4-H Summer Staff are involved in teaching
canoeing, team sports, arts/crafts, swimming
and environmental education. We're looking
for ENERGETIC, CREATIVE & MATURE
persons to help lead these youth at these fa-
cilities. Apply online at www.Florid4h.org and
click on 4-H Campus. EOE/AA. 2-16-1-14

Get Paid To Drive A Brand NEW Car!
Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive!
www.freedriverkey.com
2-22-5-14


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Mil Help Wanted


MARKETERS WANTED!
Must Love Music and Technology.
MusicMogul.com 2-22-5-14
Clubhouse Grill
Hire waitstaff-Mostly nights
Accepting applications
between 2-4 weekdays 5112 NW 34th St.
(Across from the YMCA) 3-1-10-14
FUN SUMMER JOB ON CAMPUS
Seeking enthusiastic and outgoing students
to help with meal plan sales from May- July
on UF campus. Approx. 20 hrs. a week, $10/
hr pluse cash bonuses, flexible hours and
evenings plus free meals! Must enjoy inter-
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SOONER THE BETTER


Young coach brings passion to program


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Writer


Sometimes people jus
something.
Perhaps it's logic, or


it's just gut instinct.
But after Oklahoma baseball
coach Sunny Golloway hired
t know current UF softball coach Tim
Walton, he felt it.
maybe "I believe the great coaches


uournesy or I ne university Anerlec Association
UF softball coach Tim Walton speaks with outfielder Shelley Stevens
during a game against Oregon in the Houston Tournament.


have passion that comes out of
their pores and not just their
mouth," Golloway said. "You
don't just see that passion, you
felt it. Tim Walton has passion."
The Sooners coach should
know something about Walton's
passion.
Walton was the pitcher who
won the national title game of
the 1994 College World Series
for Oklahoma. He defeated a
Georgia Tech squad that featured
future MLB All-Stars Nomar
Garciaparra and Jason Varitek.
Even though he may not have
been the most talented player
out there, Golloway knew that
Walton would be fine in that
game.
"One thing about Tim Watlon
is if he felt he had a weakness,
he had a strategy to overcome
it," Golloway said. "He knew he
would have to pitch with run-
ners on base, so he would have
effective pick-off moves. He was
a very smart player, and he has a
very strong mind as far as strat-
egy goes."
Golloway is not the only one
who sees this passion in Walton.
So does UF assistant coach
Sondra Hall, now in her second
year with Walton, who followed
him from Wichita State.
"He's got such a passion for
the game and his knowledge is
something an assistant coach
under him could only dream of
being a part of," Hall said. "He
knows how to play the game and
play it right."
Others may see him as pas-
sionate, but Walton just wants
others to see him.as a blue-collar
coach who wants to win.
After serving as a head coach
for just three years, he didn't ex-
pect the offer from UF to replace
its former coach, Karen Johns
"I was a little more humble


than to think that I was the front-
runner for the job," said Walton,
33. "Being as young as I am, I fig-
ured it was going to take a little
bit of time.
"I knew my past experiences
were only going to help me, but I
was hoping for an interview, and
from there, things could go to the
position that I wanted."
As surprising as his hiring
was, senior infielder Lindsay
Norfleet was even more shocked
by her new coach.

"He's got such a pas-
sion for the game and his
knowledge is something an
assistant coach under him
could only dream of being
a part of."
Sondra Hall
UF assistant softball coach

"I never remember working as
hard physically at practice as we
do now," Norfleet said. "Just get-
ting home and being absolutely
drained because you give it your
all has taught us to bring it every
single day and to never let up.
We've never really been taught to
have an actual hitter's mentality,
but we're being taught that this
year."
However, if Norfleet's predic-
tions come true, then all the gru-
eling practices will be worth it.
"I think [the players in] this
program in the next five- years
[are] going to have a lot of rings
on their fingers," she said.
But it wouldn't matter
where or what Walton coached,
Golloway said. He believes that
Walton could earn rings any-
where.
"If Tim Walton had chosen the
game of baseball, he would've
been a very successful Division-I
baseball coach," Golloway said.
"I would not have any problem
recommending him for the sport


of baseball right now. The fact
that he has made that transi-
tion into softball and women's
athletics just shows his ability
to adapt.
"I just knew that. Once his
professional playing was done,
I told him to let me know and I
would hire him as an assistant
right away, and I did. I've had
a lot of great assistants and Tim
Walton is right there at the top.
What I saw is what you guys see
today. It's a relentless personality
to be the best"
After winning a national title
both as a player and again as
an assistant with the Sooners in
2000, Walton has now brought
those championship-caliber
coaching schemes to UF.
"Any coach or player that was
involved with championship
teams early on has a direct ad-
vantage," Golloway said. "Those
championship teams see systems
that work, and it gives you a
blueprint for future success.
That's what Tim has done."
Hall agrees. She said she has
seen players' respect for Walton
grow. They have even learned to
accept the brutal practices.
"His work ethic definitely
rubs off on the girls," Hall said.
"They're all out here for a reason:
They're out here to play softball
and to win. And what better way
to play softball and to win than
to have a coach who has those
same goals and ways of playing
the game."
Even with all his labor, Walton
has a fairly simple approach to his
new job.
"The University of Florida has
an aura and respect about it, and
to be honest with you, I just won't
want to go out there and screw
it up," he said. "It is a once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity that you get
a position like this.
S"Most importantly, I just want
to work hard and make this op-
portunity as exciting as I can for
the kids that I coach."


SOFTBALL

UF wins home opener off USF error in extra inning


* FRESHMAN PITCHER LITTLEJOHN
RECORDED THE FIRST WIN OF HER
COLLEGIATE CAREER.

By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Writer

Welcome to college softball, Kim
Waleszonia.
After,the UF freshman outfielder tapped
a dribbler toward the first-base side, it ap-
peared to be an easy out. That was until
South Florida second baseman Kattrina
Dowd bobbled the ball as Waleszonia scam-
pered toward first. UP sophomore Melissa
Zick scored the winning run on error to
propel the Gators to a 3-2 eight-inning vic-
tory against the Bulls in UF's home opener
on Wedifesday.
"I was not going down," Waleszonia


said. "[Coach Tim Walton said] make some-
thing happen and I was doing my best to
make something happen. It wasn't pretty,
but I'll take it."
While Waleszonia may have ended the
game, senior centerfielder Lindsey Cameron
made sure her rookie teammate didn't hog
the spotlight.
After already breaking the UF career
home-run record this season, Cameron
added to her total last night, hitting her 30th
career home run. With UP trailing 2-0 in the
bottom of the fourth, Cameron stepped up
and hammered a shot down the left-field
line. The ball then hit the forgiving foul pole
and dropped into fair territory.
But Cameron still acknowledges the con-
tributions of freshmen like Waleszonia and
pitcher Lindsay Littlejohn, who won the first
game of her collegiate career against USF.


"Once freshmen step on the field, they're
not freshmen anymore, they're just players
like everyone else," Cameron said. "They
really showed their true orange and blue
colors tonight. It was a really great victory
and [the freshmen] did a really great job."
"Once freshmen step on the field,
they're not freshmen anymore,
they're just players like everyone
else."
Lindsey Cameron
senior centerfielder


After getting off to somewhat of a rough
start in the Houston Tournament, Littlejohn
was glad to pick up her first win at UF,
pitching eight innings while giving up two


runs.
"I had nerves whenever I was pitching
in Texas because it was my first game as
a Gator, and I had nerves today because
it was my first home game as a Gator,"
Littlejohn said. "The nerves settled after
the first couple innings and I got in a
groove."
With No. 1 Michigan coming to Gainesville
for a three-game series beginning Saturday,
Walton said his team didn't take the Bulls for
granted coming into Wednesday's game.
"There was no overlooking anybody,"
Walton said. "South Florida's good, and
they've beaten us a lot of times. I think our
kids remember that stuff, and if they don't,
I do a good job reminding them. When you
can hit like they can and score runs and steal
bases, they're a threat. We prepared for them,
and I think our kids were ready for them."






THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 23


Seniors bid farewell to O'Dome against No. 2 LSU


Peck preps team for top SEC player


By NICK ZACCARDI.
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org

It's senior night for UF, but the most recog-
nizable player in women's college basketball
will take center stage at the O'Connell Center,
and she's not wearing orange and blue.
Reigning National Player of the Year
Seimone Augustus and No. 2 Louisiana State
(22-1, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) come to
the O'Dome to face UF (18-6,6-5 SEC) tonight
at 7.
LSU's magic number to clinch at least a
hare of the SEC regular-season championship
is down to two games.


"There's a reason why they had been
moved up to No. 1 in the country [last season],.
"and now they're still vying for that spot," UF
coach Carolyn Peck said.
Augustus, who has her own Web site,
www.seimone33.com, led the Tigers to the
Final Four last season where they lost to
Baylor, the eventual national champion.
In five career games against the Gators, all
of which were LSU wins, the senior guard has
averaged 20 points per game.
"I feel like we've been talking about
.[Augustus] forever," Peck said. "She's a phe-
nomenal player. She's improved her game
from the mid-range game to being able to
shoot the three."


UF freshman Marshae Dotson has seen.
what Augustus can do in person. While at
Mifflin High in Columbus, Ohio, she made
the three-hour trip across the state line to see
LSU play Baylor in the national semifinals at
Indianapolis.
Augustus outgunned Baylor star Sophia
Young, scoring a game-high 22 points while
playing all 40 minutes.
"They were a pretty good
Women's team," said Dotson, who
a ; t+.btaS missed attending the national
championship game to get
back to school. "Seimone, she's
a great player.
"You have to give her respect."
But Augustus isn't the only senior who will
get respect tonight.


UF starters Brittany Davis, Dalila Eshe,
Sarah Lowe and Danielle Santos will play
their last game at the O'Dome.
All four average more than 30 minutes per
game and included among them are UL's top-
two scorers, rebounders, assist leaders and
shot blockers.*
"They're going to be highly remembered,
probably the most remembered, because it's
really the first class that's been through with
me in coaching for four solid years," Peck said.
"When you look at where they've started and
where they've come, I'm proud of them."
A final win is important for Santos, but she
won't dwell on that until after she sheds some
tears.
"I'd say probably all of us [will cry] before
the game."


TENNIS

UF reforms lineup in FSU win


By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Writer

The lineup was different and
o was.the outcome.
With new doubles pairings
md a reworked singles lineup,
ie UF women's tennis team
5-0) defeated Florida State 7-0
Wednesday night at the Ring
[ennis Complex.
Senior Alexis Gordon and
sophomoree Whitney Benik
eared up for the first time ever
n dual-match play to win the
'linching doubles match for the
;ators 8-6 on court 1.
Freshmen Keri Robison and
inior Nina Suvak, also paired to-
;ether for the first time, won their
Jo. 3 doubles match 8-7 (7-4).
Sophomores Diana Srebrovic
nd Lolita Frangulyan won their
4Jo. 2 doubles match 8-4.
"I liked our energy tonight,"
,oach Roland Thomqvist said.
That's what we need every
ight."
For the first time this season,
;ordon started at No. 1 singles.
Gordon lost the first game of
ie match on her serve but never
oked back from there.


She sliced and hammered her
way to a victory against FSU's
Tapiwa Marobela (6-2, 6-0) to
capture the first singles match for
the Gators.
"I walked in and looked at the
lineup and saw I was playing No.
1," Gordon said. "1 just tried to
play like I always do."
Srebrovic seemed comfortable
dropping down one spot to the
No. 2 singles position.
"I walked in and looked at
the lineup and saw I was
playing No. 1. I just tried
to play like I always do."
Alexis Gordon
UF senior

Srebrovic had lost her previous
two matches, before winning 6-1,
6-2 Wednesday.
Benik also has played well
lately and was moved up to the
No. 3 singles position. For only
the second time in her career, she
put up a double bagel, defeating
FSU's Nicola Slater 6-0, 6-0.
Suvak, Frangulyan and sopho-
more Alex Liles all won their


respective singles matches.
"It's the best focus we've had
all year," Thomqvist said. "There
was no lollygagging."
The Gators will face No. 3
Texas on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the
Ring Tennis Complex.
The Longhorns knocked
the Gators out of the NCAA
Championships last year 4-3 in
the semifinals.
Thomqvist said he is looking
for the Gators to play with the
same energy in doubles and stay
disciplined if singles to defeat
Texas.
"Texas likes to play long
points," Thomqvist said, "but I
think we can outwork them."

MEN BEGIN NCAA TOURNEY: The
No. 1 UF men's tennis-team
will begin competition at the
NCAA National Team Indoor
Championships in Seattle against
Pennsylvania today.
While the Gators are a better
outdoor team, UF coach Andy
Jackson said the matches would
improve them.
"Playing indoors is not some-
thing we love to do," Jackson said.
"But it will make us better."


Gators drop three


spots in final round


* MYERS LED UF BY FIN-
ISHING IN 16TH PLACE.

SBy JENNA MARINA
Alligator Writer

After holding onto the No. 8
spot in the Northrop Grumman
Regional for two days, the UF
women's golf team dropped
three spots in the final round to
finish 11th on Wednesday.
"We did not meet or expecta-
tions this i\ eek by any means,"
LF coach lill Bnles-Hinton said.
'It %was a big learning experi-
ence, and that's why we come
here because the course is so
challenging. I'm disappointed,
but I have total faith in this
group of kids."
Sophomore Whitney Myers
led the Gators in the third
round, carding a 4-over-par 75.
She led UF in the tournament,'


tying for 16th place with a 227.
Senior Tarah McNaughton
overcame her double-digit-
over-par performances in the
previous rounds to score 5 over
at 76 and finish at 248 (35 over).
After double-bogeying
on the first hole, sophomore
Tiffany Chudy bogeyed seven
more to post an 80 (9 over) and
an overall score of 239 (26 \overi.
Despite tallying back-to-
back 5-over-par performances,
sophomore Sandra Gal shot a
third-round 81 (10 over) and an
overall score of 233 (20 over).
Freshman Mallory
Blackwelder bogeyed eigl'
holes to shoot 10 over. She fin-
ished trailing Gal by one stroke.
Redshirt freshman Ornella
Jouven, who competed as an
individual, parred her last six
holes. She completed the final
day 8 over-par at 79 to finish
with a 232 (19 over).


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Sports
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2006


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


MEN'S BASKETBALL


Brewer sparks


UF past Vandy

By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

Welcome back, Corey Brewer.
Now if you could just get Jeremy Foley to schedule
a few more games in your home state.
After averaging just 7 points during the six games
since injuring his ankle in a loss to No. 7 Tennessee,
Brewer, a native of Portland, Tenn., came to life
against Vanderbilt on Wednesday night. Pouring in a
career-high 26 points, including five threes, the reju-
venated sophomore led the No. 10 Gators (22-3, 8-3
Southeastern Conference) to a 73-68 win against the
Commodores (13-9,4-7 SEC).
"He needed to have a game like this," UF coach
Billy Donovan said. "I was happy for him. The last
week or so, I think he's been doing
some soul searching, just trying to
find a way to come up with some
answers to help our team. He
helped out big-time tonight."
The win was UF's sixth straight
against Vanderbilt and marked the
250th win of Donovan's coaching
Donovan career, 215 of which have come as
Donovan D e
the Gators' coach.
But this one did not come easy.
The Gators took a game-high 11-point lead in the
second off a layup from guard Lee Humphrey.
"'k The lead-building 6-0 run was keyed by a steal and
fast-break dunk from UF power forward Joakim Noah,
who finished with 12 points and eight rebounds. The
Gators led by 10 with just more than 5 minutes remain-
ing before the Commodores gradually chipped the
deficit to 3 with 1:19 left.
Brewer came up with an offensive rebound and
put-back to increase UF's lead to 70-65. And after a
pair of Vandy free throws, a foul shot from Noah and
two more from Brewer in the final 30 seconds sealed
the win.
"It wasn't the prettiest way to win the game,"
Donovan said, "but we found a way to win the game,
which was the most important thing."
Brewer had never sunk four three-pointers in a
game in his career, but he already had that before half-
time, including one with just 5 seconds remaining.
And the intermission did little to cool him off, as he
nailed a three from the left comer while being knocked
flat on his back on UF's first possession of the second
half. He then sank the free throw for a 4-point play.
"I didn't think that Vanderbilt's game plan was to
come in and back off Corey," Donovan said. "I didn't
think that Corey was being left open on purpose, I
think it was through our ball movement. He got some
looks, and he knocked them down."
Television and radio broadcasts contributed to this re-
port.


Top-ranked Gators fall to Mercer


* O'DAY QUESTIONED UF'S NO.
1-RANKING AFTER THE LOSS.

By SPENCER DAVIS-VANNESS
Alligator Staff Writer
sdvanness@alligator.org

Wednesday night raised a number
of questions for the No. 1 UF baseball
team (3-1), but Darren O'Day is sure of
one thing: The Gators are not the top
team in the nation.
After a 3-2 upset loss to visiting
Mercer, the senior reliever let lose some
frustration at the outcome.
"[The loss] means we're not the best
team in the nation," he said. "That's
not to say we can't be, but we have a
lot things to work on, as you can tell
by tonight."
After drubbing Cincinnati by a
combined score of 40-8 in three games
last weekend, UF struggled at the plate
Wednesday night.
SUF second baseman Adam Davis,
who was named the SEC Player of
the Week award for his efforts against
Cincinnati, went 0 for 5 from the plate
against the Bears. Teammates Brian
Leclerc, Brandon McArthur and Gavin
Dickey also went hitless.
UF coach Pat McMahon credited
the offensive frustrations to a skilled
Mercer pitching staff.
"Mercer pitched extremely well,"
McMahon said. "They matched up
very well with us, and we have to
Work very hard to get more quality
at-bats."
McMahon said the Gators were
frustrated into swinging at bad pitches
throughout the game, noting numer-
ous pop outs and strikeouts.
"You could see some of our guys'
swings getting a little bit bigger," he
said. "If you see a lot of flyballs ... guys
are trying to take it on their shoulders
instead of trusting their mechanics and
trusting their plan."
Likewise, the Gators' efforts from
the mound were not up to par.
McMahon said his coaching staff
wanted six to nine outs from starter
Michael Branham. They didn't get it.
Branham pitched wild in a relief
appearance on opening night against
Cincinnati, and in his first career start
Wednesday, he fared no better.
Branham struggled even to reach
the plate with his pitches during the
top of the second, as his balls bounced
off the turf and clay
And while none struggled exces-
sively, the handful of pitchers UF sent
to the mound in relief of the struggling
starter was unable to put the game
away.
O'Day performed well during the


eighth and ninth innings, but it was
too late for the Gators.
UF's sole scoring effort of the eve-
ning came in the bottom of the third,
when with two outs, junior outfielder
Brain Leclerc capitalized on an error to
reach third base and drive junior third


baseman David Cash home.
Juniors Matt LaPorta and -Briar
Jeroloman followed with back-to-bad
singles, and Leclerc scored. The Gator.
eventually loaded the bases, but se
nior designated hitter Stephen Bartor
struck out swinging to end the inning.


Andy Apicella / Alligator bta
UF junior shortstop Adam Davis throws his bat in reaction to striking ot
to complete the No. 1 Gators loss to Mercer on Wednesday.


Men's basketball
Auburn
Tennessee (7)

Ohio State (12)
Wisconsin


UThe UF men's 800-yard freestyle
relay team broke a 23-year-old
pool record at the SEC Champion-
ships on Wednesday. Read the
entire story at alligatorSports.org.


S2002: Pat Osborn ties Brad Wilkerson's
UF record of 14 total bases in a 12-11 win
against Winthrop. Osborn went 5 for 5 with
three homers and a game-winning single in
the ninth, capping an 8-run UF comeback.


EMen's basketball: No. 17 Georgetown v,
Marquette, ESPN, 9 p.m.

ENBA: Rockets vs. Suns
TNT, 10 p.m.


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