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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2006


Electoral



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are diverse
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Writer
lewis@alligator.org

Looser alcohol restrictions on football game
days could be a reality if the Swamp Party is suc-
cessful in this Spring's Student Government elec-
tion, which begins a week from today.
If rival Unite Party is triumphant, students may
have the option of voting for the next generation
of SG leaders from their home computers.
Both parties champion increased SG account-
ability, but Unite produced a longer list of goals
than its Swamp competition.
"To have that many issues, [it] isn't really
feasible for [Unite] to accomplish those things,"
.. said Student Senate President
John Boyles, who is running for
Student Body president with
Swamp.
Ideals aside, the two compet-
ing parties have very different
plans for the services and ben-
Boyles efits they would offer students
if elected.
"The two most important values are ballot in-
tegrity and voter accessibility," said Unite Student
Body presidential candidate Jared Hernandez, a
student senator. He emphasized that his support
for the controversial online voting initiative has
"never changed."
One item on- Swamp's platform calls for in-
creased recycling. Boyles said UF's Physical Plant
has 40 extra recycling bins that have not been
placed on campus.
"We're trying to make the most of the money
that we have," he said.
Other planks of Swamp's platform call for in-
creased free printing for students and medicine
vending machines in Reitz Union bathrooms.
"Hopefully, we'll be able to get those medicine
companies to sponsor that," Boyles said.
Unite candidates want to increase the number
of electrical outlets in the Reitz Union Food Court
for laptop-toting students, something Boyles said
is a long-term goal of the Reitz Union Board of
Managers.
"There are things on [Unite's platform] that are
already happening, so to speak," Swamp spokes-
SEE PLATFORMS, PAGE 5


Three of No. 12
UF's four losses
this season have
resulted from late-
game meltdowns.
Forward Corey
Brewer and the
Gators are striving
to ensure it will not
happen again.
See story, pg. 24.


Lew Welge, a graduate student dressed as Abraham Lin-
coln, recites a Lincoln speech on Turlington Plaza Monday.


Lookalike

turns heads
By TIM HUSSIN
and MARIA LAVERGHETTA
Alligator Writers

Seven score and three years
ago, Abraham Lincolnr deliv-
ered the Gettysburg address
to urge equality to a divided
nation.
Monday, 143 years later, he
returned once again to plead
his case top hat and all.
Lew Welge, 50, is a 6-foot-8-
inch doctoral student studying
mental health counseling who
bears a striking resemblance to
the late president.
He said he hoped to call
attention to Presidents Day
through his own theatrical
performance of "Honest Abe."
"It's a calling," he said.
"I'm blessed with a body and
mind that desires to emulate
our late, great 16th president."
With his draping, black
coat, top hat and ribbon tie,
which cost him $300, he stood
tall and stem, reciting the
Gettysburg Address, pausing
to question students and in-
spire intellectual debate.
He also questioned wheth-


er aspects of the address were
coincidental or prominent
facts of life.
"There are 206 words in the
Gettysburg Address, and there
are 206 bones in the human
body. Coincidence?" he asked.
Topics such as the anti-
war movement, fascism and
communism sprang back and
forth from student to the faux
ex-president like a hot po-
tato. While passing out his "2
cents" two pennies to each
person he said
S the pun takes
Campus pressure off the
mind to make it
more receptive to
learning.
"Appearances may be
deceiving, but grand appear-
ances are proven useful at gar-
nering attention," he said.
Monday was his fifth ap-
pearance this year. He started
his act in February 2003 at
Kirby-Smith Middle School in
Jacksonville.
Welge altered his deep.bass
voice to conform to Lincoln's
well-known "high and reedy"
voice. The kids couldn't get
enough, he said.
Most UF students couldn't
get enough, either. One stu-
dent walked by and said,

SEE HONEST ABE, PAGE 5


Miss UF, Miss Gator titles awarded


* CONTESTANTS WERE JUDGED
ON TALENT AND FASHION.

By DANIELLE TORRENT
Alligator Contributing Writer

A cheering audience of more than
1,000 people overpowered Guns N'
Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" on
Monday night, kicking off the Miss
University of Florida Scholarship
Pageant.
Themed "Queens of the Jungle,"
the pageant was hosted by Florida
Blue Key at the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts. It has been running


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for more than 50 years, said Lindsay
Burgess, last year's executive director.
"We're just really rooting for each
other and happy that we all had
good performances in the talent
portion of the competition."
Rachel Manes
UF elementary education major

The top two contestants, Ashley
Hux and Amanda Hall, received titles
of Miss University of Florida 2006 and
Miss Florida Gator 2006, respectively,
and both received $750 cash scholar-


SA vacant house
off University
Avenue was
reduced to ashes
Monday night in an
unexplained fire.
Police are investi-
gating. See photo,
pg. 8.


ships.
"The Miss Florida Board really sur-
prised us by having Miss University of
Florida and Miss Gator titles," Burgess
said. The contestants were judged on a
private interview, talent, eveningwear
and swimwear.
Hux proposed a program for hos-
pice awareness and involvement as
her platform for the pageant. She per-
formed a song from a Puccini opera in
the talent segment of the contest.
Hall's platform was to bring theatre
to hospital settings to "advance the
creative process and therefore advance
SEE PAGEANT, PAGE 5


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WHAT'S HAPPENING
SG Election Debate
Reitz Union Amphitheater,
noon
Freshmen Leadership Council
will be hosting a debate be-
tween the executive boards of
parties that are running either
.a Student Body president,
vice president or treasurer
candidate.

Engineering Bowl
Rion Ballroom, 7 p.m.
UF engineering societies will
compete" on engineering-
based subjects. The winning
society will be awarded a
grand prize.

Dark Star Orchestra
Curtis M. Phillips Center for
the Performing Arts, 7:30
p.m.
Visit the Phillips Center Box
Office or call (352) 392-ARTS
to purchase tickets.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 3


SG's rainy-day fund diminishing due to demand


By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
Alligator Writer
acancino@alligator.org

In the past 18 months, Student Government
officials have spent at least $1 million of their
rainy-day fund to pay for .things such as
free copies of The New York Times, cheaper
student Gator Growl tickets and on-campus
wireless Interet access.
The spending is part of a pattern that has
caused SG reserves to shrink from $2,130,646-
in June 2001 to about $1,187,843 in June 2005.
Only $790,000 of that remains. SG law requires
a minimum of $750,000 in the reserves.
The reason:
Organizations ex-
Election ceed their budgets
F-I- or create costly
new programs and
ask the Student
Senate to dip into the rainy-day fund.
Of the roughly $11 million SG collects from
the Activity & Service Fee each student pays,
SG automatically allocates $500,000 for emer-
gencies and $250,000 to be used in case the SG
Finance Office needs more money to operate
until the next fiscal year.
Reserves come from unused funds at the
end of every fiscal year.
The current A&S Fee, from which the re-
serves are drawn, is $8.64 per credit hour.
With a week left until the election begins,
this Spring's candidates for Student Body
treasurer said the problem is not spending the
money, but maintaining fiscal responsibility
when doing so.
Additionally, the $500,000 minimum
would not be enough to cover SG in case of a
real emergency, said Ryan Moseley, chairman
of the Budget & Appropriations Committee
and Swamp Party candidate for Student Body
treasurer.
Susan Henriques, an independent candi-
date challenging Moseley, said student organi-


nations should exercise restraint when asking
student senators for extra money.
"The problem is when people ask for [mon-
ey] just because it is there, not because it is the
right thing to do," Henriques said.
The Student Senate has allowed the use of
its reserves to fund a nearly $90,000 expansion
of the SG Computer Lab and about $35,000 to
join the Florida Student Association, a state-
wide lobbying group.
Moseley said, "We need to be fiscally re-
sponsible with that money only using it
for programming that is crucial and necessary
and for emergencies."
Requests to use the reserves are first ap-
proved by the budget committee. If the request
is granted, a Senate majority has to approve it
for the organization to use the money.
"Organizations should be able to request
[money from reserves], but it shouldn't be
granted just because they want an extra pro-
gram," said Student Sen. Lola Bovell, Unite
Party candidate for Student Body treasurer. "It
should be for something extremely beneficial
to the student body and the organization."
Why are they important?
When the time comes to use reserves, the
definition of an emergency is where the debate
lies between SG officials and UF administra-
tors.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Dave Kratzer said, "Expenditures should be
budgeted up front and reserves should only
be used for emergencies."
He said that in case of an emergency where
there is a physical problem with the Reitz
Union,-$750,000 would not be enough.
SG should not think of reserves as spend-
ing money, he said.
Senate President John Boyles said the
Senate and the UF administration have dis-
cussed the use of reserves, but Senate has not
taken an official position on how and when the
reserves should be used. Boyles is the Swamp


Party's Student Body presidential candidate.


SGP: Never Enough
Student Government Productions is one
organization that has benefited from the use of
reserve money and has become notorious
as a result.
SGP, SG's entertainment agency,- has
exceeded its budget every year for 11 of the
past 12 years. In 2001-2002, SGP expenditures
ballooned to almost $1 million more than
doubling its original $400,000 budget.
A UF audit in 2003 concluded that SGP
needed to improve the way the agency used


its money and rely less on reserves.
This academic year, SGP has spent about
$300,000 of its $431,540 budget. So far, it has
put together 17 shows. It also used $70,275 to
lower the Gator Growl student ticket price.
SGP Chairwoman Alicia Karlin said SGP
is expected to put on at least five more shows
this Spring. Karlin was appointed last month
after the sudden resignation of former SGP
Chairman Joseph VandeBogart.
Last year SGP exceeded its budget by about
$40,000. Reserves filled in the gap.
"I don't think asking money from the re-
serves is necessarily a bad thing," Karlin said.


Reserve Roulette


Some examples of how SG reserve money is used:


SGP to homecoming: $140,000


Gainesville Sun Readership Program: $46,000



The NYT/USA Today Readership Program: $45,000



FSA Membership: $33,992



On-Campus Wireless Internet: $23,980



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Candidates' views at a glance

Mastrodicasa promotes student involvement


By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org

Gainesville City Commission
candidate Jeanna Mastrodicasa
says she knows what students
want.
And it's not just alcohol.
When it comes to city legisla-
tion, UF students care about more
important things than keg regis-
tration and bar closing times, she
said.-
"I don't think it's the biggest
issue facing our students," said
Mastrodicasa, 35, associate direc-
tor of the UF Honors Program and
Democratic candidate for the City
Commission's at-large seat.
The City Commission sup-
ported the registration of kegs -at
a January meeting, but no changes
will be made unless it passes state
approval.
Bar closing hours have also
been a hot topic in Gainesville, but
Mastrodicasa said she is not cam-
paigning on this issue.
Instead, she said the Regional
Transit System, traffic, local devel-
opment and towing are important
issues to students.
Mastrodicasa said the bus sys-
tem needs to be improved in order


to reduce traffic, especially on
Southwest 13th Street.
"It's just students driving
around," Mastrodicasa said of the
traffic crawl on 13th Street.
She said she'd like to add more
bus routes and work with Student
Government to find a solution.
"I really think this is what
can make Gainesville a
lot stronger economically.
We are notthe same as
any other town we have
the third largest university
in the country. Clearly we
have some capital here."
Jenna Mastrodicasa
Gainesville City Commission
candidate

"I genuinely believe stu-
dents should have a say in it,"
Mastrodicasa said.
And she said voting is the first
step.
Students should register to vote
where they live, even if it's only for
a few years while they attend col-
lege, Mastrodicasa said.
"This is where you get your
services from and where you use


services," she said.
Mastrodicasa graduated with a
bachelor's degree in public. rela-
tions and a law degree from the
University of Georgia. She later
earned a master's degree in col-
lege student personnel from the
University of Tennessee.
Mastrodicasa arrived in
Gainesville in 1997 to work as an
adviser for UF.
She has served in various posi-
tions, including dean of students
from 1999 to 2000.
She said her experience at UF
would help her improve relations
between the city and the univer-
sity.
Like her opponent, Tony
Domenech, Mastrodicasa is
promoting her ability to boost
Gainesville's economy, but she is
focusing on students.
She plans to tap into students'
ideas and research, and encourage
them to turn their work into busi-
nesses.
"I really think this is what can
make Gainesville a lot stronger
economically," she said.
"We are not the same as any
other town we have the third
largest university in the country.
Clearly we have .some capital
here."


Kristin Nichols/ Alligator Staff
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, who is running for a City Commission seat,
discusses her platform Wednesday at the Orange & Brew.


Gainesville veteran Domenech runs again


By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org


A Key West native, Tony
Domenech calls himself a "conch."
But first, he considers himself a
Gator.
Domenech, a candidate for the
at-large seat on the Gainesville
City Commission, enrolled at UF
in 1970. He hasn't left Gainesville
Since.
"It is unlikely there is a single
. adult on either the City Commission
or the County Commission who is
closer to, and understands, the stu-
dents at the University of Florida
more than I do," Domenech said.
Domenech, 59, graduated with a
bachelor's degree in special educa-
tion and a master's degree in learn-
ing disabilities. His wife, Lynn,
Sand daughter, Jocelyn, are also UF
graduates.
Domenech said Jocelyn, a sister
of Delta Gamma who graduated
in 2000, dosed the generation gap
and helped him reconnect with UF

students.
"She was working at the Dance
Marathon, and she asked, 'Daddy,
would you bring down your pop-
corn machine?' and I went down.
and made popcorn for the stu-
dents," Domenech said.
If Domenech is elected, it won't
be his first time serving on the City
Commission. He was a commis-
sioner from 2001 to 2004 but was
defeated last year by Commissioner


Jack Donovan.
Domenech said he learned a
lot from his first time on the City
Commission, and he said his in-
volvement in the Gainesville com-
munity has equipped him to be a
leader.
"I've done it. My wife and I
have three companies that
we've rolled out. I know
what government should
and shouldn't do to help
economic development."
Tony Domenech
Gainesville City Commission
candidate


He said he was surprised
by how hard it was to reach an
agreement efficiently and make
changes when working with six
other commissioners.
"Most of the things the gov-
ernment does don't really help
you get to your goal," Domenech


said. "There are so many rules
and regulations."
Domenech remembered
working for nine months to get
a neglected part of Gainesville
cleaned up.
"They weren't getting their
garbage picked up back there,
and there was a lot of crime,"
Domenech said.
He and the City Commission
worked with residents, property
owners, Gainesville police, code
enforcement officers and solid
waste management before the
area was cleaned up and a park
was built.
Domenech said he has a lot of
ideas on how to increase econom-
ic development in Gainesville,
especially since he created sev-
eral local businesses.
"I've done it," Domenech
said. "My wife and I have three
companies that we've rolled out.
I know what government should
and shouldn't do to help eco-
nomic development."


City Commission Election Facts
The election for City Commission atlarge and District 1 seats will be
held March 7.
Democrat Jeanna Mastrodicasa and Republican Tony Domenech
are running for the at-large seat. The entire city can vote for at-large
candidates.
The seat is being vacated by City Commissioner Warren Nielsen because
of term limits.


Tony Domenech poses in his office Monday. He will be running for
City Commissioner in March.






TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 5


Parties pose differing ideas on same subjects


PLATFORMS, from page 1


man Josh Weiss said.
Both parties have expressed support for 24-hour stu-
dent centers on campus, though UF already plans to open
one in the renovated Hub.
Hernandez said he hopes to change the culture of SG
by fighting the elitist stereotypes associated with the or-
ganization.


Kim Klement/ Alligator
Michelle Schroedes performs a tap-dancing routine during the Miss
University of Florida Scholarship Pageant held by Florida Blue Key at
the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Monday night.


He said a Unite administration would not promise
Cabinet and other leadership positions to members of
predetermined student groups.
In contrast to Swamp's push for temporary suspen-
sions of Gainesville's open-container laws during foot-
ball game days, Unite hopes to establish an on-campus
chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous..
"The Unite Party stresses that students live and act
responsibly," Hernandez said, adding that an AA chapter
would not use many SG resources.


Winners judged on

performance, ideas

.- PAGEANT, from page 1


the healing process," she said during a ques-
tion-and-answer session.
For the talent portion of the contest,
Hall performed Andrew Lippa's song "My
New Philosophy," which appeared in the
Broadway version of "You're a Good Man,
Charlie Brown."
Tickets, which were $8 in advance and $10
at the door, contributed to the scholarship
money and cost of the pageant. The event
was a financial success this year, said Brett
Keeling, director of programs
On and tickets for the pageant.
g .- "It's just so exciting to see it
come together after four months
of hard work for the contestants
and the directors," Keeling said. "There's
just so much hard work and dedication that
goes into this that people don't realize."
The contestants had been preparing for
the contest since late October, developing re-
lationships with other contestants along the
way, said 21-year-old Rachel Manes, an el-
ementary education major who participated
in the pageant..
"We're just really rooting for each other
and happy that we all had good performanc-
es in the talent portion of the competition,"
Manes said.
After months of hard work, "it's like the
end of an era," said Manes, who is a novice
to the world of pageants. "I'm happy to
graduate knowing I had the opportunity to
compete in the University of Florida con-
test," she said.


History buff dons

Lincoln persona

HONEST ABE, from page 1

"Happy birthday."
Welge simply replied, "Thanks. It was the
12th (of February)."
Some said they questioned why he was rep-
resenting the late president.
"I just would like students to consider the
intellectual power of the man," he said.
However, Welge said the strangest criticism
he ever received was Thursday from a campus
preacher.
Welge, who was an undergraduate religious
studies major at Randolph-Macon College in
Ashland, Va., said he considers Jews, Muslims
and Christians to all share the same God. Tom
Short, a traveling campus preacher, disagreed
with Welge, causing an open debate Thursday.
Welge said he was heated during the debate,
but he did not "denigrate" the preacher's opin-
ion.
"My mother always said, 'If you don't have
something good to say about someone, don't
say anything at all,'" he said.
Some students said they thought
Welge's claims were wrong. Rachel Clark,
a Christian student, said Welge didn't have
a point and was just looking for a fight.
"He just wanted to argue," Clark said. "I felt like
he was misrepresenting people. I felt like Tom
handled it well just let it brush off him."
Chris Garces, a history major, defended
Welge.
"He doesn't push anything on you; he just
speaks," Garces said. "He is very informed,
very well-educated in history and religion
- not just a one-man show."
Though donning a costume and portraying
an ex-president could be seen as over-the-top,
Welge said he does not see himself as an ex-
tremist.
"If I had grabbed you by the collar, that
would have been going to extremes," he said.
His performance in the costume is impor-
tant, he said, to help the student body remem-
ber they "stand on the shoulders of giants."
"If I didn't do it, who could?" he asked.
"Who would?"


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In the street

Candidates grapple with

bar closing hours
We've all been there.
It's 2 o'clock early Saturday morning, and
you've just hammered down your final few beers
at last call.
Then you're herded out into the street, and, in a drunk-
en stupor, you slap a police horse in the face. You then
spend the rest of the night in jail.
It happens to everybody.
But maybe it doesn't have to. We think there's a better
way.
Extending bar closing times could prevent the mass
early-morning exodus of inebriated students.
But last Thursday, City Commission candidate Tony
Domenech disagreed. At a candidate forum, Domenech
proclaimed, "I can't understand how a responsible adult
would advocate something like that in the youngest. city
in the state of Florida."
So maybe the real problem is that we're just not respon-
sible adults.
But let's consider the current situation. To students, at 2
a.m. the night is still young. There's still plenty of time for
partying. But currently, that's all we can get.
The bars close at 2 a.m., so at 2:05, downtown is inun-
dated with loitering, intoxicated revelers fighting on street
covers and urinating in back alleys.
Our police force can barely keep up. They mount their
mighty police steeds to try to clear the streets, but unsur-
prisingly, they meet drunken resistance.
Ideally, there would be no restrictions on bar closing
times. Students could stay out as long as they wanted and
could go home when they deemed fit, rather than when
they were forced to. Such an arrangement wouldn't com-
pel students to leave all at once, so many of the problems
Gainesville police now face would be avoided.
But unrestricted bar closing hours probably isn't a real
option. In lieu of that, even a few hours more could make
a huge difference.
And in 2004, Domenech agreed. He stated that longer
hours would "be a safer situation all the way around."
So why the flip-flop?
It looks like Domenech's turnaround is just a plank in
his new anti-student platform.
Last election, Domenech banked on student support.
Unfortunately for him, students don't vote.
This time around, he seems to have completely for-
saken his university constituency.
In addition to not extending bar closing times, on his
Web site Domenech proclaims, "Regarding student rent-
als, I will work to implement the toughest zoning laws in
the United States."
Thanks, Tony. Way to stick it to those students.
Domenech's polar opposite in the election is candidate
and UF administrator Jeanna Mastrodicasa. On bar closing
times, she said she supports extending bar hours to 4 a.m.
if alcohol sales end at 2 a.m.
There are some problems with her plan. For example, if
bars can't serve alcohol after 2 a.m., bar owners don't have
much reason to run their business until 4 a.m.
But it's good to see someone proposing a real solu-
tion- to the bar closing issue. It shows that Mastrodicasa
is taking a proactive stance to the problems plaguing the
Gainesville community.
She's keeping an open mind.
And that's more than we can say for the disingenuous
Tony Domenech.


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s any late-night comedian will tell you, Dick barely felt it. Why, he was up a
Cheney is a lousy shot. But the vice president's ac- joking in a matter of hours!
cidental "peppering" of Harry Whittington is more Of course, Whittington h
than just a punchline. It's an object lesson in emergency a heart attack three days af
management, Republican style. Cheney winged him. But wh
Follow these five easy steps and you'll get yourself out events take' a turn for the wor


of any jam, pronto.
In any crisis, the first priority is not to overreact. If you
can, try not to react at all. Cheney waited an impressive 18
hours before informing the media that he'd shot a man, eas-
ily besting the seven minutes George W. Bush spent reading
"My Pet-Goat" on Sept. 11. Of course, the president still
holds the world record, having ignored Hurricane Katrina
for three days and his alcoholism for 10 years.
Unfortunately, there comes a time in the life of every
scandal when you can no longer pretend it doesn't exist.
When that moment arrives, make sure you blame someone
else. It can be anyone, really: teenage moms, France, Janet
Jackson's right nipple. The important thing is: You had
nothing to do with it.
In a press conference two days after the shooting, White
House spokesman Scott McClellan blamed the victim.
Proper hunting "protocol," he said, "was-not followed by
Mr. Whittington.", Sure, Cheney ignored the most impor-
tant protocol bf all don't shoot your fellow hunters in the
face but the best defense is a good offense.
(Bonus: When the press finally shames you into tak-
ing responsibility, just tell-Fox News you're "the guy who
pulled the trigger" and presto, you look like Washington
after chopping down the cherry tree!)
When you're finished with the blame game, try to down-
play the seriousness of the problem. Sure, Cheney shot a 78-
year-old man. But according to early reports, Whittington


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Jake Kamsey keep at it there's no debacle
Thus Spae Jae you can't minimize if you set your
letters@alligator.org mind to it. Rush Limbaugh called
Lynndie England's shenanigans
at Abu Ghraib a fun "fraternity prank." Let Rush be your
guide.
This next step is important. When the police show up, as
they're wont to do, don't talk to them. If you have a Secret
Service detail, follow Cheney's lead and have your body-
guards block out local law enforcement.
Helpfully suggest that the cops come back tomorrow
when you've metabolized the alcohol in your bloodstream
and figured out your story. (Note: Before trying this gambit,
first make sure you're rich, powerful and I can't stress
this enough white as the driven snow.)
Finally, change the subject. After all, it's not like you got
oral sex from a consenting adult. That would have justified
a five-year, multimillion-dollar investigation, culminating
in impeachment hearings!
But for Republican offenses fraudulent intelligence,
torture, shooting 78-year-old men in the face with finely
crafted Italian shotguns a simple apology will suffice.
Now you can move on to the real issues: steroids in base-
ball, the Ten Commandments and "intelligent design." The
country expects no less (or more) of its Republican leaders.
Jake Ramsey is a history junior. His column appears on
Tuesday.


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


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Today's question: Should bar Monday's question: Should
closing times be extended? Bright Futures scholarships be
more difficult to obtain?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


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Early bar closing hours don't help anyone
Since his comments in 2004, City
Commission candidate Domenech must have
discovered some secret evidence about the im-
pending resurgence of dangerous "raves."
Of course, that notion is even more anti-
quated now than it was in 2004. More likely,
he discovered that he could get more votes by
scare mongering.
The fact is, the current dosing time results
in thousands of drunk people simultaneously
forced onto the streets at 2 a.m. This necessarily
leads to a host of problems, including strained
police resources, fights, traffic jams and hun-
dreds of impaired drivers on the road.
By returning to the later 4 a.m. dosing time
with alcohol sales stopping at 2 a.m., patrons
will trickle out much more naturally and
manageably.
The police can then use their limited
manpower to crack down on DUIs, underage
drinking or the drugs that instigated this law
to begin with. Working crowd control every
night at 2 a.m. is a waste of skilled police of-
ficers.
Chris Hollman
3LW


Students invited to SG candidate forum
It's no surprise that most students have a
cynical opinion of Student Government elec-
tions. Perky candidates appear for one or two
intense weeks of campaigning and then disap-
pear for the rest of the semester.
Much of the blame lies with individual sen-
ators who have not made themselves available
to constituents.
But we as students must also take some
blame. We voted for these senators ... or failed
to vote at all.
Being an informed voter in any community
takes research that cannot just be force-fed by
the parties themselves.
Opportunities to inform yourself are out
there: The Freshman Leadership Council is
holding an SG executive candidate forum to-
day at noon in the Reitz Union Amphitheatre.
If we, as current UF students, take a more
active role in the Student Government deci-
sions that affect us, we will have formed a
good habit that will yield a remarkable posi-
tive change in America at large.
Gloria Tavera
Freshman Leadership Council member
3LS


UF must focus on more than rankings
I appreciate Justin Richards's article in
Friday's Alligator, which outlined steps UF's
administration is considering in its efforts
to boost UF's ranking in US News & World
Report magazine and improve the quality of
education it provides to the state.
I am pleased to know that the adminis-
tration is examining ways to improve the
education received at the university, but I
was troubled by the emphasis placed on the
rankings.
Having gone on from UF to'a private, out-
of-state law school, I have come to appreciate
the role that UF plays in serving Florida's
people. That role is unique to state universi-
ties, and I am concerned that the quest for
national prominence might be at the expense
of our state and its people.
There is no telling whether shrinking class
sizes or increasing tuition will help UF better
serve the people of the Sunshine State. But the
focus needs to be on what is best for Florida,
not on pleasing the editors of US News &
World Report.
Scott Michael Edson
UFAlumnus


Extra money should go for more parking
In Thursday's article, "Parking decals may
cost more in 2007," there was no mention of
where the money from the decal increase
would go.
If parking services are willing to sell at
least 13,000 more decals than spots available,
they should be willing to use the money to
help finance another parking garage or some
other relief to the parking situation, rather
than taking away spots from people who
need them.
Parking is terrible on campus as it is.
Living in Murphree, I have had sev-
eral problems with parking, including being
asked to move my car during the school day
and having my car locked in a fence when I
was hot able to move it because of classes.
Another time, a 10-foot ditch was dug
behind my car and I was not able to move it
for two days.
If Bernie Machen is so driven to make UF
a Top 10 university, why not fix the glaring
campus parking problems faced by students
and staff?
Chelsea Pavey
3LS


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8, ALLIGATOR u TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2006


Gainesville advised to create partnership with UF


Norfolk being used as city example


By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org

The key to UF's and Gainesville's fu-
ture is working together, the president of a
Virginia community college said Monday.
Deborah DiCroce emphasized the role
of partnership in building a vibrant com-
munity at a meeting hosted by the City
Commission, UF and SFCC.
"It's the new, practical and philosophi-
cal way to get things done," said DiCroce,
the president of Tidewater Community
College.
In 2004, about 45 Gainesville leaders
visited Norfolk, Va., to tour the city and
learn about the success of its college-city
relations.


Commissioner Warren Nielsen was one
of the visitors, and he praised the city's vi-
brant culture and involvement in the arts.
Since then, he has used Norfolk as a model
for what Gainesville can achieve.
DiCroce said that for Gainesville to
reach that status, UF, SFCC, the city, local
businesses and private investors need to
work together.
"The cold, hard reality is that we need
each other to be successful," she said.
She gave examples of how her col-
lege, with government officials, created a
partnership to build multimillion-dollar
developments.
One of those developments was an
automotive research center that Tidewater
built in conjunction with the city of
Chesapeake.


The city received the tax money, the
community college had a new program,
the automotive research industry received
the Chesapeake workforce and the citizens
got an educational opportunity, she said.
"It's a shared vision," she said.
Norfolk has one of America's top 10
booming downtown, according to USA
Today.
And DiCroce be-
GainesvijlleCity lives the community
CommissIon college plays a large
role, creating an es-
timated $200 million
impact on the region.
"We want to be this national model of
what a community college should be in the
21st century," DiCroce said.
She said Gainesville is on the right
track, and she acknowledged the potential
in developing Depot Avenue, the road


connecting Archer Road and downtown
Gainesville.
About 50 city leaders attended the
presentation, including UF and SFCC of-
ficials, local developers and bankers, and
five City Commissioners.
Jane Adams, UF's Vice President for
University Relations, said the presenta-
tion was motivating, especially since UF is
already working with the city on projects
such as its East Gainesville campus.
"Clearly we're growing, and we're in-
terested in being in a partnership with the
city as we do that," Adams said.
Nielsen, who grew up in Norfolk, said
he is looking for a partnership that will in-
clude the students of UF and SFCC.
"I hope that the student body will
realize they have the potential to leave
a legacy," Nielsen said. "And it's much
more than bar closing hours."


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Professor elected leader


By DOMINICK TAO
Alligator Contributing Writer

A UF professor has been chosen to
lead more than 680 physicists in their
work to understand matter at its most
fundamental level.
UF research professor Jacobo
Konigsberg said he was "elated" on more
than one level when he learned of his
election. When he found out, Konigsberg
was at a hospital for the birth of his sec-
ond son, Ariel.
Konigsberg will manage an inter-
national team of scientists in a national
lab near Chicago. The lab is home to
the world's most powerful operational
particle accelerator, a device that collides
subatomic particles with each other to
help scientists understand matter at its
most fundamental level.
"Now it is official," wrote UF physics
professor Guenakh.Mitselmakher in an
e-mail announcement to his colleagues.
"Jaco Konigsberg from UF is elected the
spokesperson of the largest active high-
energy experiment in the world."

As spokesperson, which is "a name for
what we call our leaders," Mitselmakher
said, Konigsberg has a broad job descrip-
tion as head of the Collider Detector ex-


periment at the Chicago lab.
In 1995, Konigsberg was part of the
team at the same lab that discovered
the top quark, one of the heaviest of the
theoretical fundamental building blocks
of matter. The top quark is the main focus
of Konigsberg's current research.
Understanding top-quark interactions
could lead to "a new force of nature"
by challenging current physics theories,
Mitselmakher said.
Practical applications for the particle
experiments are still
UF unknown.
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Konigsberg was
educated in Israel and at the University
of California in Los Angeles. He said he
entered physics for a simple reason he
wanted to know more..
"I liked the challenge of finding out
about basic things," he said.
When Konigsberg begins his two-year
term June 1, he will monitor the project's
scientific progress, review research publi-
cations and ensure that the accelerator's
technology works properly. He will con-
tinue his post as a UF professor.
"I think he'll do very well,"
Mitselmakher said. "They have trust in
him."


Reduced to ashes
A fire reduced a vacant house off University Avenue to a frame of charred wood
Monday night. As firefighters tore out the windows of the flaming structure, col-
lege students with beers in hand watched from their carports and backyards as
the house at 126 NW 10th St. burned. Two hours after the fire was extinguished,
Gainesville Police Lt. Ed Book said investigators have not yet discovered the source
of the fire, but they have ruled out a random event, like an electrical problem, as
the cause. GPD questioned six people in connection to the blaze. For more infor-
mation, see the story at www.alligator.org.
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also considering the effect it will have
on their sobriety, researchers caution.
But it's also important that they consider
the effect that drinking has on their
waistlines.
An estimated 65 percent of U.S.
adults and 16 percent of children and
adolescents are either overweight
or obese, according to the 1999-
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. No
animal is better at shading itself
from the sun than an alligator, and
for more than 10 years, UF faculty
have used the wisdom of their
school's mascot to teach children
about the importance of sun
protection.
The GatorSHADE program
was developed in 1994 to educate
Florida's children and their parents
about skin cancer.
Now, GatorSHADE founders
have decided to share their
program with the world through an
interactive Web site.
"Skin cancer has become
the No. 1 cancer found in the
United States today, and Florida
has one of the nation's highest
incidences of the disease," said
primary founder Carol Reed Ash,
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nursing and associate director at
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cancer is one of the most easily
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The curricular tools allow
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in Gainesville.
"Education is no longer confined
to books and lectures, and today's


children utilize the Internet to
learn about important issues. We
felt a Web site would be the best
way to communicate and share our
program," Ash said.
The GatorSHADE program is the
brainchild of Ash, who, along with
Jill W Vames, Ed.D., the interim
dean of the UF College of Health and
Human Performance, launched the
program at a 1994 UF football game
with the distribution of GatorSHADE
hats to children and information
cards and SPF 30 sunscreen to all in
attendance.
"Skin cancer has become the No. 1
cancer found in the United States todai
and Florida has one of the nation's
highest incidences of the disease."
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The hats contained special neck
flaps that gave extra protection in
a vulnerable area. That led to the
development ofacurriculumpackage
designed to teach elementary
students about sun-safe habits and-
the hazards of overexposure to
ultraviolet radiation.
The package consists of a 16-
minute video, two-player board
game, exercises, experiment and a
take-home information packet for
parents. Ash and colleagues have
now made the entire curriculum
package available online for
children, parents and teachers.
The "Reach the Beach" game
allows kids to flip a virtual coin,
take a turn answering a skin cancer
question, and advance through


colored footsteps in the sand.
The video, which features child
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safety, has been made available in
Web format so that children may
watch one segment at a time.
Educators will find the curricular
materials easy to integrate into
their lesson plans, Ash said.
The curriculum has been
-proven to raise awareness through
field tests at P.K. Yonge Elementary
School in Gainesville and 12 Indian
River County elementary schools.
Among the organizations
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GatorSHADE program has been
y, Florida's 4-H program, based at
UF's Institute of Agricultural
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materials with kids at
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The organization also is
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Ash and her. colleagues hope
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parents and educators in teaching
children about the importance of
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"Overexposure to the suns rays
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in childhood. Like safe driving,
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Blocking enzyme helps fat-

burning hormone fight obesity
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Blocking an enzyme that prevents a fat-burning
hormone from doing its job in people who are overweight could lead to a
new way to treat obesity, UF researchers have found.
UF scientists used vanadium, a trace mineral found in some popular
diet pills, to block the enzyme PTP1B and enhance the helpful hormone
leptin in rats, according to findings published recently in the online edition
of the journal Endocrinology. In overweight people, this enzyme usually
stops leptin from signaling the brain to bur energy and suppress appetite,
leading to easier weight gain.
"The animals treated with the trace mineral plus leptin lost more weight
and body fat than animals treated with leptin alone," said Philip Scarpace,
Ph.D., a UF pharmacology professor and the study's senior author. "The
reason they lost more weight is because leptin signaling was enhanced."
The researcher's ultimate goal is to develop an inhibitor that specifically
blocks PTP1B, increases leptin function and is safe for humans.
The National Center for Health Statistics estimates obesity affects 60
million Americans. And leptin resistance and obesity go hand in hand,
Scarpace said.
The hormone leptin is produced in fat tissue, so when a person's body
stores energy as fat, it also produces leptin. Typically, when leptin levels
rise, a trigger is tripped telling the body to decrease hunger and bum food
as energy. But when a person gains weight and there are continually high
levels of the leptin in the body, this system shuts down, Scarpace said.
"If leptin does not work, you will become obese," he said. 'And what's
worse, once you become obese, your susceptibility to gaining even greater
weight is increased. The more obese you are, the more difficult it willbe to
lose weight and the easer it becomes to gain more weight."
This means that two people can eat the same size piece of chocolate cake
and the overweight, leptin-resistant person would gain more weight than
the normal weight person, Scarpace said.
While there are a few people in the world who are obese because they are
leptin deficient, all obese rats and nearly all obese humans have developed
resistance to the hormone.
Findingways to increase energy thebodyburns couldbe key to conquering
the obesity epidemic, particularlybecause ithasbeen shown that most people
cannot maintain long-term dietary restrictions, Scarpace said.
Hope for the leptin-resistant is not completely on hold, though. Cutting
calories and losing weight can restore leptin response to normal, Scarpace
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'Tb Your Health' 2006
Questions and Answers

These questions were collected from Univ\ersityt of Florida students by \shl!e .rtnhur
and Grace Marriott, interns from the Department of Health Eduication and B-hau-nor The
answers were provided by the staff of the Student He.alh Care Center For ans-wers to
other qttesnons or for hirther information, ple.ise contact the GatorWeil Health Pro,:nctiorn
Services Department at 13521 392-116!, ext 4281 or visit \--- shei: Llut.edtii atorwel


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How can I reduce
my stress levels?
A: There are many ways
.. to reduce stress, and finding
S out what works for you is
'. important. A good place to
"""'"" start is by getting in some
physical activity every day.
This could mean walking or biking to
class instead of riding the bus or taking
the stairs instead of the elevator. You can
also get some friends together to play a
game of basketball or volleyball. Aerobic
exercise dissipates stress hormones,
strengthens organs targeted by stress,
improves sleep, and increases energy,
just to name a few benefits.
Try to consistently get the amount
sleep you need to feel good the following
day. Not only is it more difficult to deal
with stress when fatigued, but sleep
deprivation also weakens your immune
system. Sleeping about the same number
of hours each night and during thesame
time-block can give you a more reliable
energy supply.
Learn to manage your time. First,
set your big priorities and make a
commitment to work on them each day.
Then, schedule time for rest, relaxation,
recreation, and social activities. Finding
the right balance of work and play can
help keep you motivated.

How much sleep
should I get?
A: Most people need
Between seven and ten hours
f __- of sleep every night. Learn
Show much sleep you need
to function optimally by
noticing how you feel throughout the day.
You should wake up feeling refreshed, not
tired.
Say no to all-nighters. They only disrupt
your sleep, cause you to be overly tired,
and affect your ability to concentrate.
Remember, the best thing you can do to
prepare for a test is to get plenty of sleep.

Lately I've been having
problems sleeping.
What do you recommend?
A: At least half -of
Americans experience
sleep disturbances at
some point or another.
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for your liver than
clear alcohol?
A: To minimize health risks associated
with alcohol use people should focus on
limiting the quantity and frequency of
their alcohol consumption to a moderate
level rather than focusing on the color of


The most common problems reported
are difficulty falling or staying asleep.
Fortunately, you can make many choices
to improve your sleep. First it's essential
to examine your diet, exercise patterns,
sleeping environment, personal habits,
lifestyle and current concerns to assess
if and how these may be affecting your
sleep. Then, as you begin to see the
connection between your habits and
night's of sleep, you can develop your
own good sleep plan. It can help to
develop a routine schedule of when you
go to sleep and wake up. Also, don't
consume any caffeine before bedtime.
In some people, even a small amount
of caffeine can cause problems falling
asleep up to 12 hours later. What you eat
can also affect your sleep. For example,
many people get heartburn from tomato
products and spicy foods, and lying down
makes heartburn worse. Heartburn also
awakens many people with middle-of-the-
night discomfort. Another thing to try is
exercise. Exercise when done regularly
(and not too close to bedtime) can help
you get a good night sleep. Lastly, try
a relaxing routine before you go to bed
every night, such as a warm bath.

What is biofeedback?
A: Biofeedback can be
Used to measure effects of
S-:stress and relaxation on
S the body by looking at skin
temperature, heart rate, skin
moisture, muscle tension,
and breathing.
Most biofeedback equipment
uses sensors to record physiological
information from the surface of the
skin. This information is then sent to a
computer for processing and displayed
on the monitor. GatorWell offers a
six-session one-on-one biofeedback
program for students who would like
help to identify and control their general
and physical responses to stress such
as headaches, stomach aches, and test
anxiety. Students will learn a variety
of stress reduction strategies and
techniques.


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the drink. That said, many dark liquors
and low quality wines tend to contain
high levels of congeners. Congeners
are toxic substances created during the
alcohol fermentation process. When
you drink alcohol, these toxins dissolve
through your system as your liver breaks
down the alcohol.
While congeners are not the main
cause of a hangover, some experts
believe that they may contribute to the
severity of a hangover. Whiskey, brandy,
red wine and other darker colored drinks
contain more congeners than lighter
drinks such as vodka, gin and white
wine. Remember, the key to avoiding a
hangover and protecting your liver is to
minimize the frequency and number of
drinks you consume.
The United States Department of
Agriculture recommends no more than
two drinks a day for a male and one
drink a day for a female_

How does alcohol (taken in
large amounts) affect the
body in the short and long
term for a college-aged
individual?
A: Students who consume alcohol in
large amounts can experience immediate
and long term negative consequences.
Immediate negative consequences
include: slowed reaction times, impaired
memory, unintentional injury (i.e.
drinking and driving), suicide, sexual
assault, unsafe sex, violence, blackouts,
alcohol poisoning, and death. Long term
negative consequences include heart
disease, permanent damage to the brain,
alcoholic hepatitis (an inflammation of
the liver which can eventually lead to
alcoholic cirrhosis if the person continues
drinking), pancreatitis, an increased risk
of developing certain types of cancers,
as well as experiencing problems with
friends, family, and co-workers. The
health habits college students establish
while at college may remain with them
long after they graduate.

What can you do to
prevent a hangover?
A: The first thing to do is to limit the
amount of alcohol you consume. Other
low-risk drinking strategies include the
following:
Drink slowly. Consume no more
than one drink per hour since. your
body metabolizes approximately one
drink per hour.
Allow time between drinks.
Eat something substantial before
you drink, such as a sandwich or a
burger; not just chips and dip, or other
snack foods.
Alternate alcoholic drinks with
non-alcoholic drinks.
+ Set a limit before going out to
drink. Take only enough cash for that
=number of drinks and leave your
ATM card at home.
Stop drinkingbefore you've reached


your limit.
Before you go out, plan on how y
will get home safely. Don't drink a
drive. Use a designated driver.
Drink water before, during, a
after to stay hydrated since alcohol
a diuretic.










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way to lose weight
and still be healthy?
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that restrict calories do r
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The weight comes ba
because we cannot restrict calorie
indefinitely without feeling depriv
fatigued, and not at our best.
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and failing, learn how to eat intuitive
"Intuitive Eating" is eating when you a
hungry and stopping when you are ful
It involves learning to listen to wl
your body needs. There are several gr
books and websites on intuitive eati
Check out the following websites i
more information:
Swww.shcc.ufl.edu/gatorwell
www.nourishingconnections.corr

I've heard conflicting
opinions about how man
meals a day to eat.
Some say six small meals
are healthier than 3 full meals.
Which is better?
A: The best eati
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', individual. In planni:
meals, it is important
consider your nutrition
needs as well as your schedule. P
attention to your body eat wh
you are hungry, and stop when you a
satisfied (not stuffed).
If you are eating when you are n
hungry, you will likely get more calori
than you need.
If you skip meals despite beil
hungry, you may overeat lat
(breakfast skippers tend to eat 10
more throughout the day than peop
who eat breakfast).
Many people find that eatil
frequently throughout the day is help
in managing hunger.
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are not hungry, try to give your bo
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Are there any good
exercise programs
on campus?
A: Absolutely. The
University offers a variety
Sof great fitness opportunities
i offered that are free of
....." charge for UF students.
In fact, UF has one of
largest student fitness/wellness
rams in the nation, with three state-
re-art group exercise rooms, three
agth and conditioning facilities and
wellness centers.
exercise is averyimportant component
maintaining a healthy mind, body,
spirit, and there is no better time
i college to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
matter what your fitness interests
there is something for everyone.
-eational sports offers group exercise
ses, which include a wide variety
an programs such as belly dancing,
tes, Ab Attack, and Latin Spice.
can check out the group exercise
Adule at www. recsports.hhp.ufl.edu.
ilso offers intramural sports and club
'ts. To learn how to get involved with
murals, log onto www.hhp.ufl.edu/
mural. If you like the outdoors, you
spend some time at the University's
SWauburg. The lake is about 15
utes south of campus and offers
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re vitamin supplements
a necessity for college
students?
A: Vitamin supplements
Should be considered
,.. just what they are called
supplements. Aim first
-..-,- for improving your eating
habits. There are hundreds of
-ficial phytochemicals and compounds
ods that are not in dietary supplements.
ipplement does not make up for a poor
According to the Student Health Care
ter's registered dietitians, if you decide
ake a vitamin supplement, look for
with up to 100% of the RDA for most
ients.
legadoses of single vitamins or minerals
unnecessary and can impede absorption
her nutrients or evenbe toxic. For more
rmation on individual food choices,
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3tered dietitians at the Student Health
SCenter (392-1161, ext. 1-4281).


How effective are birth
control pills
and what happens if you
don't take them at the exact
same time each day?
: When taken correctly, birth control


pills are 99%. effective in preventing
pregnancy. The effectiveness of your
birth control protection may vary if pills
are taken at random and inconsistent
times so it is important to take your pill
at the same time each day. If you forget
to take your pill at the correct time or
completely miss a day, take the missed
pill as soon as you remember and take
the next pill as originally scheduled. To
minimize the risk of unintended
pregnancy, you should consider using
a backup method, such as'a condom or
emergency contraception.

Condoms seem to break
on me a lot during sex.
What can I do to keep that
from happening?
A: If you experience frequent condom
breakage, you may not be putting your
condoms on correctly. Before using a
condom, you should check the expiration
date and then check to make sure there
are no holes or tears in the package.
When squeezing the condom
package, you should feel an air bubble
which indicates that the condom is
well preserved. Expired condoms or
condoms that have become dry or
damaged are more likely to break during
sexual intercourse.
After you've removed the condom
from its wrapper, be sure that you've got
it the "right-side up" before you unroll it.
Pinch and hold the tip of the condom,
then unroll it to the base of the penis.
To avoid breakage, you should add
some water-based lubricant like K-
Y Jelly or Astroglide to the condom
before engaging in sexual intercourse.
Never use any oil-based lubricants (e.g.,
petroleum jelly, lotion, whipped cream
or baby oil) because they will cause latex
condoms to break.
After long periods of use and increased
exposure to air, condoms are more likely
to break.

Can you get oral herpes
from kissing?
If so, will you always be contagious?
A: Yes, a person can get oral herpes
(cold sores) from kissing someone who
is infected. Oral herpes are caused by
a strain called HSV-1 (Herpes Simplex
Virus-1). Usually the virus is transmitted
through direct contact with saliva, and
not through contact with inanimate
objects touched by an infected person.
Also, if a person has oral herpes and
performs oral sex on his/her partner,
that person may transmit the virus to
the genitals and vice versa. Oral herpes
is highly contagious when an outbreak
is present but can also be transmitted
even when there is no visible sign of an
outbreak. The risk, however, is much
lower when there are no actual blisters.

Can you receive oral sex from
someone and get an STI,
or is it only from giving oral sex?
A: There are several STIs (sexually
transmitted infections) that can be
transmitted during oral sex, but the risk


depends a great deal on whether you are
giving or receiving oral sex.
There is very low risk for HIV and
most other STIs when receiving oral sex;
however, Herpes remains a significant
concern.
If a person giving you oral sex has an
oral herpes lesion on his or her lip (also
known as a "cold sore"), the herpes virus
can be transmitted to your penis/vagina.
Other than herpes, the risk for getting
an STI when receiving oral sex is quite
small.
Conversely, giving oral sex, poses a
significant risk for several STIs. Some of
the most common diseases that can be
contracted from giving oral sex include:
HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, and herpes.
The bottom line is receiving oral sex
poses a lower risk (lower, but still a
risk!) for most STIs, but giving oral sex
can put a person at risk for a number of
infections.

Where do I go to get tested
for STIs, including HIV?
A: There are several places in
Gainesville. that offer STI and/or HIV
testing. UF students can get confidential
testing for STIs, including HIV, at the
Student Health Care Center (392-1161).
Testing centers that offer confidential or
anonymous HIV testing include:
+ Planned Parenthood (914 NW 13th
Street; 377-0881)
Alachua County Health Department
(224 SE 24th St.; 334-7900, ext. 79621)
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Does taking Adderall before
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or side effects to people who take it
without a prescription?
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Negative side effects can include
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In addition, people who misuse this drug
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Using Adderall as a 'study aid' may
be an indication of other problems,
such as procrastination, lack of sleep,
too heavy a class load, and/or poor time
management skills.
Instead of taking Adderall as a way


of improving your studying, focus on
developing good study habits.
These can include not waiting until
the last minute,-minimizing distractions
around you, studying when you're alert,
taking breaks, and following a moderate
pace while studying.
If you are suffering from test anxiety,
taking Adderall may exacerbate the
problem.
Rather than taking an unprescribed
pill, consider the following suggestions
to control test anxiety: try to relax
the hour before the test instead of last
minute cramming, plan-to arrive to the
test location early, begin your day with
a healthy breakfast, remind yourself that
a test is only a test, and reward yourself
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and while the vast majority of surgical
procedures go smoothly, there are
always exceptions.
Some potential problems of plastic
surgery include excessive bleeding,
scarring, delayed healing, bruising and
swelling, numbness, paralysis, and
damage to other structures in the area of
the surgery.
As with any major surgery, there may
also be complications with the anesthesia
or there may be a variety of systemic
complications including lung infections,
collapsed lungs, fluid imbalances, kidney
problems, strokes, and heart attacks.
These problems are rare, but are part
of the risk of surgery.
Be sure to shop around for a good
surgeon and to carefully check his or her
credentials.
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your surgery's specific risks, which vary
from procedure to procedure.
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and take precautions to avoid them.

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,'um disease has been linked to
hardening of the arteries for nearly
a decade, and scientists have long
fingered a gang of oral bacteria as the
obvious suspects behind many cases
of the vessel-clogging killer.
Now UF researchers have cornered
the bacterial ringleaders of gum
disease inside human artery-clogging
plaque the first concrete evidence
to place the pathogens at the heart of
the circulatory crime scene.
"Our finding is important because
it has proved there are live periodontal
bacteria in human atherosclerotic
tissue," said study investigator Ann
Progulske-Fox, Ph.D., a professor
of oral biology at the UF College
of Dentistry. "Now we can begin
to understand how these bacteria
contribute to the disease process."
The oral bacteria UF researchers
found in the plaque, Porphyromonas
gingivalis and Actinobacillus
actinomycetemcomitans, are two
of the most aggressive offenders
in periodontal disease, the leading
cause of adult tooth loss. Because


of the strong association between
periodontal and cardiovascular
diseases, scientists have postulated for
years that oral pathogens contribute
to arterial damage that leads to heart
attack or stroke, which kill nearly a
million Americans a year. In fact, a
recent study conducted elsewhere
found a direct correlation between the
amount of periodontal bacteria in the
mouth and the formation of blockages
in the carotid artery in the neck.
To reach the circulatory system,
the bacteria have to breech the barrier
between tissues in the mouth and the
bloodstream, Progulske-Fox said. For
patients with periodontal disease,
whose gums are inflamed and bleed
easily, bristles from even the softest
toothbrush can tear tiny blood vessels
in the compromised gum tissues,
leaving the door wide open for
bacteria to enter.
But could the bacteria elude the
body's protective immune response
once within the bloodstream?
Researchers worldwide have
sought to empirically nab oral bacteria


- dead or alive in atherosclerotic
tissues. They have found remnants of
bacterial DNA in arteries, signaling that
bacteria had entered the bloodstream.
Yet scientists have never been able
to grow periodontal bacteria isolated
from arterial plaque in Petri dishes,
even though the same species of
bacteria swabbed from oral plaque
can be cultured that way. Therefore,
researchers could not be sure the
DNA was from bacterial trespassers
destroyed by, the immune system in
the bloodstream, or if live bacteria were
actually directly involved in plaque
formation within the vessel walls.
"It makes sense that those
periodontal bacteria most invasive
in the moutl could be able to adapt
to the vascular situation," said study
project leader Emil Kozarov, Ph.D.,
an adjunct associate professor of oral
biology at UF and a faculty member at
Nova Southeastern University.
Probably only a handful of
periodontal bacteria have been
successful in making the jump of being
infectious to both the oral and vascular


tissues. Identifying these bacteria
would give researchers the inside scoop
on how the bacteria may contribute to
cardiovascular disease, said Kozarov.
Tb find them,. Progulske-Fox's
team took the unusual approach of
attempting to grow bacteria from
arterial plaque directly on human
artery cells. They obtained a section
of a diseased carotid artery from a
74-year-old, partially toothless male
patient undergoing surgery to remove
an 80 percent blockage at Shands at
UF in Gainesville.
Within six hours of leaving the
operating room, researchers pureed
plaque from the artery and set it to
incubate in a brew of healthy arterial
cells and liquid growth medium. After
24 hours, the cells were separated
from the slurry in the flask, washed
several times, then subjected to a
series of fluorescent baths containing
antibodies sensitive to P. gingivalis and
A. actinomycetemcomitans bacteria.
Finally, the cells were fixed to a glass
slide and placed under a microscope
to search for the presence of invasive


periodontal bacteria within the cell
structures. If any of the artery cells
were infected with the bacteria,
fluorescent antibodies would light
them up like Alcatraz in lockdown.
Progulske-Fox and her team
found the endothelial cells were
infected with both P. gingivalis and
A. actinomycetemcomitans, proving
live bacteria had been present in the
atherosclerotic plaque.
S"This report certainly provides a
smoking gun that live bacteria have
become seeded from the oral cavity
to become inhabitants of the vessel
wall," said Steve Offenbacher, D.D.S.,
Ph.D., distinguished professor of
periodontology at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill School
of Dentistry.
Progulske-Fox plans 'to study
atherosclerotic tissue samples from
50 to 60 more patients to better
understand how bacteria infect arterial
cells. She suspects some strains of the
bacteria may be more successful in
breaching the barriers separating oral
tissues from the bloodstream.


Size, strength of social networks influence heart disease risk


Weight, cholesterol and blood pressure aside,
women might be wise to factor in yet another
barometer of heart health: the size and strength of
their social circle.
Casting a wide net when it comes to friends and
family appears tobe associated with a dramatically
lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke,
landing in the hospital or dying from heart disease,
reports a national team of researchers from UF
and seven other institutions that studied 503
women with chest discomfort. In contrast, women
whqo(id not have strong relationships with others
were more than twice as likely t6 die as their more
sociable counterparts in the study, described in the
journal Psychosomatic Medicine.
The findings, gleaned from the Women's
Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation, build on more
than 30 years of medical research that reinforces
the relationship between the mind and major


illness. Scientists know that married men and
women live longer, and they theorize that larger
social networks lessen disease risk by reducing
negative health- habits, by boosting immune
system responses and by yielding socioeconomic
benefits and greater social support to offset
emotional distress associated with illness.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-
funded study, however, is among the first to link
social isolation to increased risk of death in women
with suspected heart disease.
Marriage proved beneficial for women in the
study, but simply having one or two casual friends
also was associated with better health outcomes,
Pepine said. The larger the social circle, however,
the healthierthe women were.
"This does not have to be a complicated social
network; this can be an intense relationship with
one or two other close friends or significant others,"


said Carl J. Pepine, M.D., chief of cardiovascular
medicine at UF's College of Medicine.
Study participants had signs characteristic of
coronary artery disease, such as chest discomfort,
and underwent a battery of tests to assess whether
theyhadblocked arteries: Most did not have severe
heart disease, but many did suffer from depression
or other forms of psychological distress. They also
completed standardized questionnaires designed
to quantify how many friends they had and, over.a
two-week period, the amount of contact they had
with coworkers and family and how frequently
they engaged in social and recreational activities.
Researchers then tracked their health for two to
four years.
About half the women studied reported
having smaller social networks fewer than six
relationships with friends or family. Compared
with women who had larger social circles, they


were far more likely to have a higher number of
heart disease risk factors that were more severe.
Researchers also found that women with smaller
social networks tended to weigh more and had
higher rates of smoking, diabetes, high blood
pressure and depression and were 2.4 times
more likely to die. Of the women studied, 30 died
during the follow-up period.
"Women who had annual incomes less than
[$20,000] were in the lowest part of the distribution
of the social network and, therefore, in the highest
risk categories for mortality," Pepine said. "These
findings would suggest that strong social support
networks are very important in modifying the risk
from coronary heart disease.".
Ultimately, the results reinforce the
importance of evaluating psychological and social
characteristics among women at risk for heart
disease, Pepine said.


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Zeta Beta Tau gets the money-raising ball rolling


Tim Hussin/ Alligator Staff
Spreading black ink on a gigantic ball, film and media studies senior Jenna Kehrli supports Zeta Beta Tau's effort
to help the Children's Miracle Network. Sponsors of the fraternity's event are donating money for each signature.


By KYLIE CRAIG
Alligator Writer
kcraig@alligator.org-

A giant rubber ball will be
rolling around campus this
week, and it isn't part of a dodge-
ball game for giants.
It's for a good cause.
The ball, 6 feet
Student in diameter, is part
Life of Zeta Beta Tau
Fraternity's first-
ever Get On The
Ball philanthropy event.
Sponsors pay a set fee for
each signature written on the ball
by the end of the week. Sponsors
can also donate a lump sum.
The proceeds will benefit the
Children's Miracle Network.
Fraternity members will roll
the ball to different spots on cam-
pus throughout the week, asking
students to sign it at each stop.
Zeta Beta Tau President
Steven Marks said the fraternity
got the idea from the Zeta Beta
Tau chapter at the University of
Maryland.
"They said they had great
success, so we sort of modified
the idea to fit here at Florida,"
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UF RESEARCH

Shark attacks on decline


* UF.EXPERT POINTS TO A
DROP IN FLORIDA TOURISM.

By PANAGIOTA PAPAKOS
Alligator Contributing Writer

A decline in tourism could explain
why a UF study found that world shark
attacks dipped in 2005, said the director
of the International Shark Attack File at
the Florida Museum of Natural History.
George Burgess, who has been
studying sharks for more than 30 years,
blames terrorism, hurricanes and a slow
economy for the decline in the number
of attacks.
"There have been fewer people in
the water post-9/11," Burgess said. "It
will be interesting to see if the decline
continues."
Most shark attacks occur from March
to October, when crowds of tourists
flock to the beaches, said Burgess, who
is also director of the Florida program
for shark research.
He said recent tropical storms and
hurricanes in Florida the shark attack


capital of the United States could be
disrupting shark populations.
In 2005, the International Shark
Attack File confirmed 58 cases of unpro-
voked shark attacks on humans, down
from 61 in 2004.
Unprovoked attacks are incidents
when a shark attacks a human in a natu-
ral habitat without provocation, accord-
ing to the File's Web site.
"Humans are doing a good job of
avoiding getting into situations with
sharks,"'he said. "The message is start-
ing to get out."
As students head out to coastal
Spring Break destinations, Burgess
recommends that they remain aware
of their surroundings when swimming
and avoid diving and spearfishing near
reefs, like those found in the Bahamas.
"Don't drink excessively if you are
going to be in the water," Burgess said.
The "Shark Attack File has been
housed at the Florida Museum of
Natural History since 1988. It is a col-
lection of all known shark attacks in the
world, with databases from Australia,
California, Hawaii and South Africa.


Engineers gain some exposure


By LISA CURRAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

"Today marks the first day of the
Engineering and Science Fair, a two-day
event difring UF's Engineers Week that seeks
to promote engineering.
The fair is designed to introduce students
to the world of engineering through displays,
including a Formula 1 race car, demonstra-
tions on making ice cream and a submarine
that detects bombs underwater.
"We want everyone to come out, no matter
what their major, and see what engineering
and science can do for them," said Roberto
Hemandez, executive director of Engineers
Week.
This week's events, sponsored by the
Benton Engineering Council and 36 other
student engineering organizations, aim to
show students how active the College of
Engineering is and the important role that en-
gineering and science plays in everyday life.
In the past, the fair was held at the Stephen


C. O'Connell Center. But in an effort to spend
more money on the fair and less on the venue,
"We want everyone to come out,
no matter what their major, and
see what engineering and science
can do for them."
Roberto Hernandez
executive director of Engineers Week

the fair committee moved it to the Reitz
Union, he said. Groups such as Theatre Strike
Force and Phi Beta Sigma, both performing -,;
this week, have promoted the events.
"Using the university's resources, we're
hoping to draw more attention this year,"
Hemandez said.
The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today
and from-9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
For information and an event schedule,
visit www.bec.eng.ufl.edu/eweek/uf.php. .,


Marks said the fraternity
decided to donate the money
to Children's Miracle Network
because "most of the brothers
here think it's one of the best
organizations we've given to in
the past."
The ball was set up Monday
on the Reitz Union North Lawn
and collected about 2,500 signa-
tures. ..
Matt Bernstein, chairman of
the Get On The Ball philanthro-
py, said the first day of the event
went much better than expected.
"We've had a lot of active,
involvement from the students,"
Bernstein said. "They've been
intrigued by it."
UF President Bemie Machen,
UF Athletic Director Jeremy
Foley and Dean of Students Gene
Zdziarksi are all scheduled to
sign the ball this week.
As for counting the thousands-
of signatures, Marks said a bunch
of brothers will sit down with,
colored Sharpies and tally the
names as they cross each one off.
This is Zeta Beta Tau's second
philanthropy event of the year. In
the Fall, the fraternity's kickball
tournament raised $1,000 for the
Children's Miracle Network.








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Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
4-26-72-2

HUGE*AFFORDABLE*1,2 & 3BR
Starting at just $639
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Indiv lease & Util Avail
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CLOSE TO CAMPUS
Available now!
2BR/1BAApt. $475
2BR/1.5BAApt. $575
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 4-26-72-2

**Afforadable and Quiet**
1/1, 2/2.5 TH& 4/2.5 TH
Spacious floorplans in great location.
FREE gym membership.
FREE parking across from UF.
Leasing for Fall 2006 (352) 332-7401
4-26-72-2

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


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

BIG & CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
373-4423 www.maximumre.com
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Campus Realty
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
www.campusrealtygroup.com/rentals
4-26-72-2

Great Value
1,2, & 3 BR Flats
FREE Alarm, FREE WD, PC Lab
24hr Gym, Screened Porch, Pets OK
FREE Tanning 372-0400
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2/2 Flats & 3/3 TH's w/Garage
FREE Tanning*FREE Alarms*Pool
FREE WD*Cyber Cafe*Gated Entry
24hr Gym*We Love Pets
ONLY 1.5 miles to UF 372-0400
4-26-71-2

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

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

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

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

1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher, ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$545. 377-1633 2-28-31-2

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

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

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

Luxury 1 bedroom 1 bath
in Creekside Villas on busline
Washer/dryer hookups. New carpet
new paint only $525 mo
Andree Realty 375-2900
4-26-62-2

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

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

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

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

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


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

MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
4-26-60-2

Destiny Condos- Brand NEW!
1BR/1BA;tile, W/D, dishwasher
1220 NW IstAve- Walk to UFI
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 $475/mo.
Wash/dryer provided. 2-28-20-2

Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA home. Ceramic tile
throughout, game room, W/D provided,
fenced yard, pets ok. $1225/mo 1330 NW
39th St. Call 339-2342 for directions. 2-
28-20-2

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 2-28-20-2

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

BLOCKS TO UF! 4BR houses from $15001
MO, 3BR houses from $1075/MO, 2BRapts
from $495/MO, 1BR apts from $450/MO.
Owner operated. See dalyproperties.com
or Call Carol 377-3852 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

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 busroute. 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

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

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

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
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Walk to UF and Shands
1 BR/1BA $375-$475
2BR/1.5BA Townhouse
Washer/Dryer $575
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com
4-26-44-2

****CYPRESS POINTE CONDO****
3/2 condo for rent $1200/month Indiv
leases avail ($450-$550) 2 blocks to
Oaks Mall 0 poolside W/D DW new
plumbing/paint 352-514-7097 2-23-5-2

LUXURY CONDO ON GOLF COURSE
2BR/2BA, living room, dining room, office,
garage, screened porch, open patio. $1000/
mo. 332-4120 or cell 870-0607 2-24-5-2

PRIVATE QUIET STUDIO
Full kitchen & bath. Large living space, tile
floors. Smoke-free, veg/vegan pref. $500
mo incl util. Deposit neg. Call 352-337-2723
2-24-5-2

Room for rent in 2BR/1BA apt. Apt is furn.
Room is not. Very close to UF. Friendly
roommate. $350/mo + util & cable. 1005
SW 3rd Ave. B. Call 352-871-7187. Avail
3/1. 2-22-3-2

PALMETTO WOODS, 3BR/2BA, garage, tile
floors, W/D, month-to-month lease, $950/
mo. Avail now. Drive by 3815 NW 21st Dr.,
then call 378-5467 2-24-5-2

CAMPUS VIEW
Available now 3/3 luxury condo., Short walk
to UF. $1680/mo + utils. Call 219-0902 2-
24-5-2

HOUSES $400-975/mo. 1 to 4 bed houses
close to campus! Central AC, wood
floors, W/D hook ups, enclosed porches,
see photos @ rentalworkshop.com 870-
0904 or 318-4553 3-23-14-2

WOODLAND TERRACE
2BR/1BA private courtyard, new appli-
ances, flooring, bus route. Off SW 34 St
near Williston Rd. From 5:30 335-0420
3-6-10-2

CONDO-Countryside at Univ. 4BR/4BA
$425/mo. On 2 bus routes; close to UF Call
772-633-0516 or email hamklh@aol.com
3-27-20-2

Palm Trees. Beautiful, spacious home. 8
rooms + 400 sq. ft., screened porch. 3BR/
1BA, W/D, short bike to UF. $1230/mo
+util. No pets. Lease Fall 275-1259. Email
ATucker458@aol.com. 3-6-10-2

320 SW 12th St. Hardwood floors, fireplace,
screened porch, sunroom. Spacious 4BR/
1.5BA. Lg living room, WD, new AC, DW
Sublet avail, in summer, Fall lease $1920
+ util. 275-1259 or ATucker458@aol.com
3-6-10-2


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Spacious 1BR/BA in a 4BR/BA. Aptartment
in The Landings on SW 13th ST. $360/mo
plus utils. Call Scott at 352-514-4356. Avail.
immediately. 2-23-31-3

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

Female Sublet 1 BR/1BA of 3/3 apt. in the
Laurels. Large walk-in closets, upstairs with
balcony in bedroom. $413/mp, lessee will
pay assignment fee. Please call 352-476-
3860 or email smonroe@tampabay.rr.com.
3-7-20-3

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


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

1 st 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
1BR/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 firs.
Pets ok. Rent 1 or both rms. $365/ea. Month
to month or longer ok. Call 352-262-1351
2-28-13-3

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

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 @
Campus Lodge. Near pool & office. On
bus route to UF. $421/mo includes 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

UNIVERSITY COMMONS
1BR in 4BR/2BA. Walk to UF. Gym, pool,
spa. $395/mo incl everything. March thru
Aug. Guys only 352-817-6319 2-24-5-3

$300-$325/mo. Super close to campus +
on bus route. Walk-in closets, central heat
& air, washer & dryer, very nice & great
deal! 870-0904 or 318-4553 3-23-14-3

JOB TRANSFER moving 6 months left on
lease. 2BR/1BA 1100 sq. ft., plenty of room.
Gym, pool. $580/mo. 352-494-5382 or 504-
401-2959 Ricky 2-27-5-3


SRoommates 1

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
2-23-30-4

Countryside Condo 2BR/2BA avail in Jan in
4BR/4BA. Ethemet & 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


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Bivens Forest 2BR/2BA townhouse in quiet
neighborhood. Close to Shands, less than 1
mi to UF. NS, F, responsible student or prof.
$450/mo incl everything. Pool off back patio,
newly remodeled. 954-857-5618 2-28-24-4

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near library downtown. $285-$360/rm +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 2-24-20-4

ROOM AVAILABLE ASAP in 2/2 Vintage
View Condo. Quiet, clean community. $450/
MO Call Matt407-702-8019 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.
2-27-14-4

$250 STUDENT ROOM AVAILABLE
Close to campus. Cool old house. Great stu-
dent roommates. 371-9409. 2-21-10-4

Roommate needed for downtown Arlington
Square apt. Move in available now. Call
352-283-2940 2-22-10-4

M/F for spacious 3BR/2BA house. Will work
w/indivs. $350/mo +1/3 utils for master BR.
$300/mo +1/3 utils for 2nd BRs. Large, quiet
fenced in backyard. W/D, 12 bus route. No
sec. dep. 352-871-6922 or 561-629-3102
2-22-10-4

Female roommate wanted 2BR/2.5BA $465
+1/2 util./mo Cable/phone/HS int., AC, alarm,
DW, W/D, parking, pool, gym, bus stop, near
campus. Non-smoking 407-782-2105 3-
9-21-4

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
2-28-13-4

2 student roommates needed to share 41l "'
sq. ft. upstairs master suite in newly rsod-
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
now! Call Jen 954-295-9211 4-26-48-4

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

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 = $300/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. 2-22-5-4

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

Need Roommates. Gorgeous 4BR fully
furnished house w/large backyard. 4 blocks
North of stadium. On 21st Street & 4th Place.
Call 561-213-6126. 3-2-10-4


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Female + dog need responsible human to
share 3BR/1BA house off NE Park. DW,
W/p, fireplace, DSL, fenced. Good dog ok.
$387.50 +1/2 utils. Great house. Call 352-
284-8152. 2-23-5-4
$300-$325/mo. Super close to campus +
on bus route. Walk-in closets, central heat
& air, washer & dryer, very nice &, great
deal! 870-0904 or 318-4553 3-23-14-4

**ROOMMATES NEEDED ASAP**
To.share w/grad student. 3BR/2BA new
townhome. Bus to UF, pool, gym volleyball,
tennis courts, gated $350/mo + util. Call
727-729-1561 orceltic67@ufl.edu 3-6-10-4


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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

*NEW 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
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
CON eTRYSIDE 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

e*1 & 5 wooded acres**
22 mi from UF & Shands. Partially cleared &
small well. Levy County $39,999. 466-9177
2-22-5-5
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
4BR/4BA. Like new condo in Countryside.
Less than 1.5 mi to UF campus. Fully fur-
nished. $197,900. Call Matt Price for more
info. Campus Realty. 352-281-3551. 2-
23-5-5
4BR/2.5BA HOUSE six blocks from sta-
dium. 1965 sq ft. Very nice house and
area. Fireplace in master. 625 NW 19th St..
$325,000. Call 352-339-2342 Owner/Agent.
2-28-7-5


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


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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 352-377i9846
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 NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600

FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak- Futon, both
for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-0333 4-
26-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 4-26-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
264-9799 4-26-72-6
BEDSS -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


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

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

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

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

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

FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used 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 OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King sets
$99 *from estate sale. Safe pine bunk bed
$109. 376-0939/378-6005 Call-A-Mattress
4370 SW 20th Ave. 4-26-63-6
SOFA W/ PULLOUT BED, hardly used floral
tapestry pattern, $250. MATCHING FULL
SIZED SOFA W/OUT PULLOUT, $200. Call-
days 372-2206 or evenings 495-1274. 2-
23-5-6


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4-26-68-7

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



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Computer Help 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


*1 Bicycles

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



Finders Keepers? If you find something,
you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our
lost & found section. Be kind to someone
who's lost what you've found. Call 373-


Im 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

Jump, Prance and Dance with our Exclusive
children's "Education Thru Movement"
Program. Taught on-site at existing locations.
Immediate income. Training and supplies in-
cluded. Call 904-368-0505 or 904-769-6724
2-21-5-10

GATOR HOODIES
Brand New! Only $30!!
Same colors, styles & quality as bookstores.
Available in XS-XL.
Call Anytime: 256-653-9547 2-23-5-10


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

Swamp Cycles
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and more!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-26-72-11


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-***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.corm 4-26-72-11
***CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES***
SCOOTERS, or dirt bikes in ANY condition,
Running or not. titles or not. Prompt pidk 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
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

2005 MADANI 150cc SCOOTER
Water-cooled, seats 2, only 18 miles, like
new condition, alarm system. $1625/OBO
Please Call 384-0987. 2-23-5-11

1997 Suzuki 500 GSE.
Blue, approx.-1700 mi. Good condition.
$1800 neg. Call Mark at 352-318-7101
2-27-5-11


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KAWASAKI 1994 zx6e
600cc sportbike, female driven, ready to run,
low miles, new brakes and tires. $2800. Call
201-913-7550, Liz. 2-27-5-11

1980 Kawasaki 440LTD'
- $1200. Looks good, runs great! 19k miles.
Email coynelawrence@communicomm.com
for PDF. 386-266-7330 2-27-5-11


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

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

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


Autos


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

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

BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS

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

96 ECLIPSE FOR SALE. 140,000 miles.
Fast & clean. Excellent condition. Power
window, brand new timing belt & battery
& CD player & speakers. No leak & odor
$5200 Negotiable. Call 284-4295 Quinten.
3-10-42-12

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

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

PONTIAC GRAND AM 1992
Looks & runs good. Automatic, New fuel
pump, $1200/OBO Call 514-3409 2-21-
5-12

PONTIAC SUNFIRE SE 1997
WHITE, CONVERTIBLE $4000/OBO
Great cond, exc sound sys 373-6571 3-3-
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'99 TAURUS SE FORD
Red and sporty!, V6, auto, A/C works great,
100K mi, new brakes. Under Blue Book value
at $2450 OBO. 407-415-2951 2-27-5-12


* Wanted


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

Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need transpor-
tation to go to Angel Gardens hopefully living
in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6948
3-3-39-13

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 3-3-39-13


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


21I Help Wanted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
4-26-72-14


M l Help Wanted


GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE tojoin. Click on Surveys.
4-26-72-14
Telephone Interviewing
NO SALES
$7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS
Apply @ UF Survey Research Center
M-F 9am-9pm 408 W University Ave.
Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105
Must work eve/wknd
4-26-72-14
GATOR DOMINOS
$10 -15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.15- $7.15/Hour INSIDERS
$35K-$50K/year MANAGERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-26-72-14
Park Place Car Wash is looking for hard
workers for all positions. Manager. Detailer.
Cashiers (fullday availability) & Lineworkers.
(AM 8:30-1) & (PM 12-6). Apply: 7404 NW
4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 2-28-36-14
COMPETITIVE. YOUTH SOCCER
COACHES Req. coaching license or 3-5
years exp. & ability to make 2 yr comittment.
Email to: contact@gainesvillesoccer.org 2-
28-47-14

GatorHospitalityJobs.com
Apply online to restaurants, hotels &
clubs in the Gainesville area. We need
servers, cooks, drivers and more. 2-28-
37-14
GATOR DOMINO'S is now hiring delivery ex-
perts & outgoing, friendly customer svc rep-
resentatives. Apply online or at our Jonesville
location at 14300 W. Newberry Rd. No exp
necessary. Will train the right people!
4-26-72-14

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

Summer Jobs
*$2100
*Co-Ed Camp
*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/hr! 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 $10/hr by participating in
a study of the perception of speech sounds
from foreign languages.
* If you are interested in participating, please
contact Jenna Silverjenlsilver@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 quaility experience that will stay
with forever. Let us do the same for you.
Visit website, www.campnockamixon.com to
schedule on campus interview for Feb 22
2-26-2-14


SE ll "Help Wanted


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. University Ave. 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
wehavejobs@infiniteenergy.com
Immediate need.
Earn money for the beach this summer.
EOE/AAIMFDV
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
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 nientoring 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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PAXADIGM
Nar ? ywetw Yo waMt W
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 @ www.lohikan.com or call
1-800-488-4321 4-26-55-14

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


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

Gymnastics Instructor @ 02B Kids. Apply @
6680 W. Newberry Road. For Questions call
338-9660. ext 18. 2-21-10-14



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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

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
SDrug 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

F 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-
ablecyar, 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

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

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

$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

Get Paid To Drive A Brand NEW Car!
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MEN'S TENNIS

Gators look to rebound from losses


By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Writer

The No. 1 UF men's tennis team entered
the National Team Indoor Championships
as the favorite on Friday.


Even UF coach Andy Jackson said his
team had a chance to make a run at the
tournament title.
But the Gators didn't quite meet those
expectations.
After defeating Pennsylvania 4-1 in the


UF's Ryan Sweeting serves during the Gators' win against Furman on Jan.
27. Sweeting and No. 1 UF lost consecutive matches last weekend.


opening round Friday, the Gators lost for
the first time this season to No. 9 Duke 4-1
in the quarterfinals.
UF then followed up with another loss
to No. 5 Mississippi 4-2 Sunday in the con-
solation bracket.
UF fell behind 3-0 to the Rebels be-
fore making up ground with a pair of
singles wins, but the match ended when
Mississippi's 26th-ranked Erling Tveit out-
lasted UF's Ryan Sweeting 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
At the end of that match, UF's Chris
Brandi was also in a third set, trailing 6-3,
4-6, 3-4.
Jackson said his team simply lacked the
necessary motivation in its first loss.
"Duke was just better than us on that
day," he said. "They were more aggressive
and took more risks than we did.
"The two teams playing in the finals
(Georgia and Pepperdine) are not above us.
We could beat them on any day."
Jackson said the Gators are not an in-
door team but will have to play some more
indoor matches this season. He stressed the
importance of being able to play indoors
because if it rains at the Southeastern
Conference or NCAA tournaments, the
matches move inside.
Georgia, a team that is expected to
challenge UF for the SEC title, defeated
Pepperdine 4-1 to capture the tournament
title Monday.
Jackson said the Gators played consid-
erably better against Mississippi and if a
couple of points had gone the other way,
the Gators could have come out on top.
UF lost the doubles point in all three
matches during the weekend, which is an
area of concern for Jackson.
But UF's pairings are fine, he said. The
players just need to play better.
Jackson said his team also needs to be-
come more aggressive in singles, which is
something the Gators are not accustomed
to doing.
In the coach's estimate, the tournament
was not a failure, and he was not disap-
pointed with his team's play.
He said it gave him a chance to scope
out the competition, especially the SEC,
which fielded six of the tournament's 16
teams.
Next, the Gators will face Ole Miss in a
rematch to begin UF's SEC schedule at the
Ring Tennis Complex otn March 3.
Jackson said the match against
Mississippi in two weeks is more impor-
tant than the Gators' loss to the Rebels in
the tournament, since it will count toward
the UF's conference record.
"We start SEC play against one of the
best teams in Mississippi," Jackson said.
"We'll look at what we did wrong so we
can be ready when we play them again."


UF plays


by rules

By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Writer

In his short time at UF, softball
coach Tim Walton has proven he
knows the rules.
In the bottom of the third
against Longwood on Sunday,
freshman Kim Waleszonia was
picked off at first base to end the
inning.
Clutching his lineup card,
Walton approached home plate
umpire Rocky Ellingsworth to
protest. Apparently, Longwood
misspelled the
name of its
starting pitcher,
Rachel Mills,
.. "-.. on its lineup
card.
By rule,
Waleszonia
was allowed to
Walton
return to first
base, and the Gators' next batter,
Brooke Johnson, returned to the
plate to face Mills.
"I don't know that it's a bad
rule or a good rule," Walton
said. "It's an administrative rule
that I've seen called quite a few
times."

FRESHMEN STEPPING UP:
Led by Lindsay Littlejohn, who
pitched the first no-hitter by
a freshman in UF history on
Sunday, UF's youngsters have
made a significant impact early
on for the Gators.
Along with Littlejohn and
freshman pitcher Stacey Nelson,
who defeated No. 1 Michigan on
Saturday 3-2, freshmen Brooke
Johnson and Waleszonia have
started every game at third base
and right field, respectively.
Waleszonia led UF hitting .412
during the weekend.
"We're hoping that
[Waleszonia] will come into her
own fairly quickly," Walton said.
"She's a triple-threat type hitter.
She's a gamer and big-time com-
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Andy Apicella / Alligator Staff
South Carolina's Tarence Kinsey jams up UF forward Corey Brewer during
the Gators' late-game loss to the Gamecocks on Feb. 8.


By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

The scene: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville,
Tenn., less than a minute remaining, score tied at
76. UF's Corey Brewer has the ball on a two-on-one
break and attempts to lob a pass to teammate Joakim
Noah.
Pass stolen by Tennessee guard Chris Lofton;
Gators lose 80-76.
The scene: The O'Connell Center, Gainesville,
19 seconds remaining, South Carolina leads 70-67.
The play Billy Donovan designs for Lee Humphrey
breaks down, forcing Taurean Green to launch a deep
3-pointer..
Gamecocks forward Brandon Wallace blocks the
desperation heave; Gators lose 71-67.
The scene: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Ark.,
20 seconds remaining in overtime, Arkansas leads
84-81. Humphrey attempts to throw a cross-court
pass to Green.
Ball stolen by Razorbacks' guard Ronnie Brewer;
Gators lose 85-81.
As UF coach Billy Donovan noted Monday, his
team is 22-4 and has yet to lose in blowout fashion.
But the fact that the Gators have struggled late in
dose games is something that naturally concerns his
players.
"It's been up and down all year when it comes to
those kinds of dose games," sophomore Al Horford
said. "And we've got to start finding out ways to win
games. Whatever we can do to come out with the
win; that's what we've got to do."
Horford might be oversimplifying the problem,
but the bottom line is that UF has had problems with
late-game execution, despite the fact that it practices
similar scenarios on a daily basis.
"We do it almost every practice," Green said.
"Coach gives us a situation probably like 12 sec-
onds left and hell give us a play we have to run,
and we have to get the shot up."
While Green said the Gators execute such scenar-
ios consistently in practice, UP has struggled to carry
over the consistency into the actual games when
it matters a problem the point guard.attributes
mostly to nervousness.
"It's definitely different," Green said. "Like I said,


you've just got to calm down and just know what
you have to do and execute the play"
Horford, Green and Brewer all noted poor execu-
tion when asked about the Gators' late-game break-
downs, saying the Gators could have a couple more
tallies in the "W" column the Arkansas and South
Carolina games serving as prime examples if they
hadn't botched the plays that were called.
"The last couple games we lost late, we just didn't
execute," Brewer said. "We ran the play wrong, or we
just turned it over."
As for the Gators' loss to Tennessee, Brewer scored
20 points, despite spraining his ankle and limping off
the court in the first half. But again, a potential win
slipped away as Brewer's errant pass was picked off
as the dock winded down, a mistake for which the
sophomore takes full responsibility
"The game was on the line, and the ball was in
my hands. I turned it over," Brewer said. "I'll take the
blame, but you've got to make plays. When it comes
down to it, I should've made the play."
"The last couple games we lost late,
we just didn't execute. We ran the play
wrong, or we just turned it over."
Corey Brewer
UF forward

Brewer also said it could be some of the Gators'
inexperience that has factored into the late-game
problems. Still, Horford provided a simpler solution:
just don't put yourself in that position to begin with.
"It's all about getting stops on defense," Horford
said.

TRACKING THE POLLS: UF appeared at No. 12 in
Monday's Associated Press top-25 poll and at No. 9
in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll.
Tennessee dropped to No. 10 in the AP poll and
No. 11 in the coaches' poll after losing to Alabama
92-79 on Saturday. LSU was ranked for the second
consecutive week at No. 24 in both polls, moving up
one spot from last week.
Since starting the season 17-0 and eventually earn-
ing a No. 2 ranking, the Gators have gone 5-4 during
their last nine games.


BASEBALL

Senior closer O'Day named SEC Pitcher of the Week


* DESPITE UPSET LOSS TO
MERCER, UF REMAINS NO. 1.

STAFF REPORT

Other than Sunday's 11-10 shoot-
out in game three of the Gators'
sweep of Miami last weekend, the
No. 1 UF baseball team's (6-1) road
trip to Coral Gables was marked
by excellentperformances from the
pitchers mound.
On Monday, one member of the
piiting staff was rewarded for his


efforts.
Senior reliever Darren O'Day was
named the Southeastern Conference
Pitcher of the Week after registering
saves in all three of the Gators' victo-
ries against the Hurricanes.
O'Day, the first UF pitcher to
earn the award since Justin Hoyman
in 2004, also made an appearance
in the Gators' loss to Mercer on
Wednesday to tally 5.2 innings and
seven strikeouts while allowing no
earned runs during the week.
In perhaps his most impressive


performance of the week, O'Day
came out of the bullpen to preserve
a 2-1 lead against
Miami on Friday,
stepping onto the
mound with two
men on and only
one out. But the
reliever forced a
double play to
O'Day seal the UF win.
The Gators starters impressed
during the weekend as well.
Senior Bryan Ball logged seven


innings on Friday, allowing one run
and earning five strikeouts as he im-
proved to 2-0 on the season.
Sophomore Bryan Augenstein
followed with a similar performance
Saturday.
Augenstein also allowed one
run in seven innings and improved
to 2-0 as the Gators cruised to a 4-1
victory.

UF REMAINS NO. 1: After their
upset loss to unranked Mercer on
Wednesday, a drop in the polls


seemed inevitable for the top-
ranked Gators.
O'Day openly questioned the
team's No. 1 status following the
loss and said his team simply was
not the nation's best.
But after sweeping the then-No.
16 Hurricanes, two polls released
Monday were less influenced by the
Gators' lone loss.
Collegiate Baseball tagged UF as
the nation's top team for the third
straight week. Baseball America
'kept the Gators at No. 2.


J-7,


Men's basketball
West Virginia (14) 58
Syracuse 60
Gymnastics
Oklahoma (22) 71
Texas Tech 70


East
1. Tennessee 10-2
2. UF 8-4
3. Kentucky 7-5
4. Vanderbilt 5-7
5. S. Carolina 5-7


West
1. LSU 10-2
2. Alabama 8-4
3. Arkansas 6-6
4. Ole Miss 4-8
5. Miss. St. 3-9


-.- ..Y .- "' -

* 1994: The UF women's basketball team
enters the AP Top 25 for the first time in
school history. The Gators debuted at No.
25 after winning 17 of 18 games and five
straight coming into the week.


EMen's basketball: No. 8 Illinois vs.
Michigan, ESPN, 7 p.m.

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ESPN, 9 p.m.