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SG ELECTION ISSUES


SG candidates speak up

By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Writer
Ilewis@alligator.org

Emphasizing the feasibil-
ity and broad appeal of their
goals, candidates for .Student
Government's highest offices
addressed a crowd Tuesday af-
ternoon at the Reitz Union
Amphitheater.
The audience of about 70,
comprised mostly of rival
Swamp and Unite Party support-
ers, was enthusiastic as executive
candidates stressed the attain-
ability of their ideals.
"We don't put weak and
unfeasible goals in our plat-
form," said Student Sen. Jared
Hernandez, Unite Student Body
presidential candidate.
His opponent, Student Senate -
President John Boyles, echoed
those remarks, as did indepen-
dent Student Body treasurer
candidate Susan Henriques.
But the situation turned sour
when candidates and party
supporters complained of last-
minute format changes issued
by Student Body Vice President -.
Joyce Medina. 4 MIK
Medina oversees' the Kristin Nichols/ Alligator Staff
Freshmen Leadership Council, Swamp Party presidential candidate John Boyles talks at a forum at the
which sponsored Tuesday's Reitz Union Amphitheater on Tuesday, with executive ticket candidates
event. Lydia Washington and Ryan Moseley. Unite Party candidates Brandon
SEE FORUM, PAGE 5 Siler, Lola Bovell and Jared Hernandez (facing away, from left) listen.


Man arrested after crime spree


I THE ARREST WAS IN CONNECTION TO
MORE THAN 40 CAR BURGLARIES.

By DOMINICK E. TAO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Police arrested a Gainesville man after they
found stolen stereo equipment in his apartment
related to a recent spree of car burglaries.
Jared Jacobson, 28, of Gainesville, was arrested
in connection with the burglary of more than 40
:ars parked in heavily student-populated apart-
nent complexes.
The burglaries occurred Feb. 2 and Feb. 14 in
apartment complexes between Archer Road and
Nilliston Road, just east of Southwest 34th Street.
Cars were burglarized in Towne Parc, Regency


Oaks and University Glades.
"That part of town has about 20,000 vehicles,"
said Detective Sgt. Scott Wilkey of the Gainesville
Police Department. "It's a target-rich environment
for people who want to exploit cars."
On Thursday at about 2:30 a.m., po-
Public lice came to Jacobson's apartment, 3906
Safety SW 26th Terrace, looking for informa-
tion about Warren Smyre, the lead sus-
pect in the serial car burglary case.
Jacobson's roommate, who is not involved in the
case, invited the officers inside.
*That's when they saw the stereo equipment,
Wilkey said.
Jacobson, a convicted felon, was charged with
grand theft of a motorcycle, burglary and illegal
possession of a firearm.


VOLUME 99 ISSUE 105
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Forward Al
Horford recognized
the potential of
Tennessee's Chris
Lofton during his
high school days.
Tonight, Horford and
No. 12 UF will
ry to stop the No. 10
Vols and Lofton, the
;EC's leading scorer.
See story, pg. 14.


N Because of upcoming Student
Government and city elections, our
weekly installment commemorating
100 years of Alligator coverage is not
running this week. See profiles on
the District 1 city commission candi-
dates on pg. 4, and check back next
Wednesday for a look back at UF dur-
ing the 1940s.


t After a weeklong in-
vestigation, neither UF
wide receiver Kenneth
Tookes nor former UF
cornerback Dee Webb
will face charges for the
firing of an assault rifle
into an occupied apart-
ment, accordingto GPD.
See story, pg. 14.


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Extra dy to aid choices

By LINDSEY FRANCO
Alligator Writer

Drop/add period, the frantic four days at the beginning
of each semester, could become less hectic this Fall.
Members of the University Curriculum Committee ex-
tended the drop/add period to a full school week in a unani-
mous vote Tuesday. Traditionally, drop/add ends 11:59 p.m.
on the fourth day of classes, but the policy change extends it
by an entire day.
Students wanted a full week of drop/add for "quite
some time," said Student Body President Joe Goldberg,
who is not a member of the committee.
The University Curriculum
Committee comprises students and fac-
'- .. ulty and meets once a month to discuss
-. academic programs or administrative
changes that affect UF policies.
SExtension of the drop/add period was
a key issue in Goldberg's Gator Party
Goldberg platform last year.
"I learned about the policy because
students, including Joe Goldberg, alerted me to their con-
cerns on this issue, and I agreed with them," UF Provost
Janie Fouke wrote in an e-mail.
Goldberg discussed the issue at length with Fouke and
said she was a strong advocate of the change.
"She really kind of took it and ran with it," Goldberg
said.
"She understood it was an important issue for stu-
dents."
For years, students complained that a four-day drop/
add period was not enough to get a feel for all the classes,
especially in cases where the class first met after the drop/
add period already closed.
The added day will allow students to attend at least one
class of each course to avoid possible situations such as a
three-hour block on a Friday.
Caroline Wiltshire, a linguistics faculty member who
serves on the committee, voted for the extension.
"It should make life easier for undergraduate and
graduate students to see their classes before making a deci-
sion," she said.
Bruce Haupt, a political science junior and one of the
student members of the committee, was in favor of the
extension.
"All of the administrators and deans who were there
were completely in support of it," Haupt said.
He said the drop/add period has been both extended
and shortened several times in the past few decades, but he
is satisfied with Tuesday's extension.
"It's a win for the student body," Haupt said.







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City Commission candidates discuss goals, platforms


Henry: Develop East G-ville


By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org

Scherwin Henry is giving city
elections another shot.
Henry lost to City Commissioner
Chuck Chestnut after a close run-
off election in 2000, but he hasn't
given up..
"I was born and raised in
Gainesville," Henry said. "Because
I really love this city, I felt in my
heart that I really needed to give
back to the city."
Henry, who would represent
East Gainesville if elected, said
he has already started to give
back to the city by founding the
East Gainesville Development
Corporation, a nonprofit economic
and community development or-
ganization.
He believes the corporation set
realistic goals for the improvement
of East Gainesville, goals he plans
to carry out while on the commis-
sion.
Economic development is a key
issue to Henry, especially in the
traditionally neglected east side of
Gainesville.
"Now, even the residents have
to drive out of the community to
spend their dollars," Henry said.
And although the construction
of a Wal-Mart Supercenter is con-
troversial, he said he is for it.
"Wal-Mart is good for District 1
because you find when a Wal-Mart
comes in, other businesses like to
come because of the traffic it gen-
erates," Henry said.


Although the winner of the
District 1 election will represent
East Gainesville, Henry acknowl-
edged many of his decisions will
affect all residents, including stu-
dents.
However, he said when it comes
to issues like bar closing times, stu-
dents' views are often neglected
because they don't get involved in
city government.
"There's not a whole lot of cred-
ibility because, when the elections
come around,
the students
don't come out
to vote," Henry
said. "There's a
perceived level
of apathy from
Scherwin the students."
He is encour-
aging students to vote March 7
so they will have credibility when
their issues come to a vote.
"If you don't exercise your right
to vote, when it concerns matters
that affect you, you can't expect
any change," Henry said.
One of the matters affecting
students is the surge of recent
complaints from residents who
say student renters are loud and
obnoxious and violate residential
codes.
At the first official meeting
regarding the complaints, no stu-
dents were present. Henry said
this is to their disadvantage.
"If the residents are the ones
speaking up, and the students are
not, that's the side of the story the
city is going to hear," he said.


Sharpe: School board skills apply to city


By JESSSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org

Barbara Sharpe was an
elected official for 12 years, and
she says she's ready for at least
three more.
,Sharpe served on the Alachua
County School Board and was
the chair of the board for three
terms.
"I have the experience of an
elected official, and I was never
defeated. I had to leave due to
term limits," Sharpe said.
Sharpe, who is running for.
the District 1 City Commission
seat as a Democrat, said her
skills on the school board will
transfer to leading the city.
She led school board projects
such as implementing school
uniforms in public schools.
Sharpe eventually voted
against the initiative because it
would not be mandatory across
the county, but the attempt in-
spired some schools to adopt
uniforms.
She said her experience
working with diverse citizens


and elected officials while on the
school board showed her how
the city works.
One of the problems is the
lack of partnership with the
city, county and school board
sometimes, only focusing on
their best interests, she said.
"We need to stop the turf
guarding and work more closely
together," Sharpe said.
She lives in a yellow house
in East Gainesville, not far from
vacated build-
ings that she
said are in dire
need of rede-
velopment.
"Eas t
Gainesville
has been a
Sharpe very neglected
part of the city for a very long
time," Sharpe said.
The city should aid land de-
velopment in East Gainesville so
the -area can receive increased tax
revenue, she said.
"I'd like. to see some growth
in the east side of Gainesville,"
Sharpe said.
And she recognizes that de-


velopment might require cut-
ting trees and paving ground.
"We have to protect the en-
vironment, but we also have to
grow," Sharpe said.
She refers to East Gainesville
residents as "my people," and
she plans to represent them
above all else because she feels
they have been let down repeat-
edly, especially as energy-bills
rise.
"Energy costs are rising, and
who is paying the bill? It's on
the backs of the poor," Sharpe
said.
Sharpe is in favor of energy
conservation, but she wants to
study the projected effects of
Gainesville Regional Utilities'
proposed coal-fueled power
plant before deciding if she sup-
ports it.
"I want to know if we really
need to do this and if it's so ur-
gent," she said.
In 2004, Sharpe ran for th
-position of Alachua Coun
supervisor of elections, bu
she lost to the then assistant
supervisor of elections, Pam
Carpenter.


WHAT: Gainesville City Commission election
WHEN: March 7
WHO: Schetwin Henry and Barbara Sharpe are running for the District 1
seat, which represents East Gainesville. Only residents who live in District 1
may vote for Sharpe or Henry.
WHY: The seat is being vacated by Chuck Chestnut because of term limits.


Alachua Habitat thrift store to get a $20,000 makeover


* THE GRANT WILL HELP PAY FOR A
COMPUTER ROOM AND BATHROOMS.

By MAYA CARPENTER
Alligator Contributing Writer

A local thrift store will get a makeover
and an expansion, thanks to a $20,000
grant.
The Alachua Habitat for Humanity
thrift store received the grant from Bank
of America last Saturday at its grand re-
opening.
The money will go toward the revamp-
ing of conference and computer rooms,
bathrooms and the employee lounge, and
will also provide more office space, said Al
McCoy, executive director.
The store, at 2317,SW 13th St., will
also benefit from the addition of a drive-
through donation area.
The drive-through will allow people
to give donations without leaving their
vehicle, which is something McCoy said
he's excited about.
The new computer room will help
reorganize the files of recipients' homes
that were built within 20 years by Alachua
Habitat, McCoy said.


Andrea Moraleb. Alligator Staff
Desire Wright, floor supervisor at the Habitat for Humanity thrift store, searches the
office for packing supplies Tuesday afternoon.
"The reconstruction allows us to put all The store is full of stripped and stained
that in a very organized and professional floors that need fixing, and the store's of-
setting," he said. fice has unpainted walls, vacant desks and


disheveled floors.
Reconstruction will begin early thi
year and is expected to be completed b'
the end of the year.
The Alachua Habitat thrift store fea
tures a selection of furniture, clothing,
desktop computers, keyboards and house
hold and building appliances.
McCoy said most thrift stores don'
have building appliances; but a bulk o
the products at the Alachua Habitat thri
store are appliances.
McCoy said buying appliances at th
store would be a cheaper alternative fo
students furnishing apartments.
And if the store doesn't have the ap
pliances customers are looking for, em
ployees will order and pick them up fo
customers, he said.
"You can come out and get appliance
for your family and your home-for a ver
reasonable price," McCoy said.
Alachua Habitat for Humanity wrappe
up a 20th anniversary celebration last weel
McCoy said having 70 students atten
the reopening let him know awareness i
increasing.
For more information about the Alachu
Habitat thrift store, call (352) 378-4663.





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FO f er approved Hoffstetter's e-mail. At "If I'm going to invite you President Joe Goldberg helped "I'm not a politician, and I think
FORUM from page 1 about 11 p.m. Monday, she decided o t her determine the format Monday today, that was definitely political
to alter the event's format due to to a debate and you're the night. Both officials defended their games," said Unite Party vice presi-
In an e-mail issued Monday, time constraints, but did not notify candidate, I don't neces- decision to Hemandez when he dential candidate Brandon Siler,
FLC member Steven Hoffstetter candidates until the forum began. sarily have to tell you what complained that he was never noti- who is also a Gators linebacker.
informed executive candidates that The altered format excluded the fled of the change. Boyles, the Swamp Party can-
they would each have four minutes four-minute opening speeches, and the format is. "Jared, last-minute changes didate for Student Body president,
to speak at the event. Medina helped select the five ques- Joyce Medina happen all the time, sir," Goldberg said he was relieved that the Unite
Hoffstetter is making a bid for tions asked of each party. Student Body vice president told him. -Party was first to field questions.
a Student Senate seat with the "If I'm going to invite you to a Other candidates at the forum "I'm really glad we went second
Swamp Party. debate and you're the candidate, I what the format is," she said. said they were also confused by the because that way we knew what
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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22,2006

Editorial


Old school

SG party platforms leave

some wanting more
Everyone remembers his or her first introduction to el-
ementary school politics.
Because there was never any real accountability,
candidates for class president could shoot for the moon. Coke
fountains, two-hour-long recesses and better lunchroom food
all seemed within reach. Platforms were constrained by neither
rhyme nor reason. And that was always the winning campaign
strategy.
Swamp and Unite party officials seem to have learned those
lessons well. Much like their elementary school counterparts,
there are no real themes to either party's platform, and we have
serious doubts about the appropriateness of many their planks.
This year, it looks like we'll have to be the voice of reason.
We'll start with Unite.
Unite claims that it wants to establish true Internet voting for
SG elections. On its Web site, the party touts the potential ben-
efits of online voting, including monetary savings of roughly
$20,000 per election.
We think online voting is a noble goal. But independent
candidate for treasurer Susan Henriques already got the online
voting measure approved as a ballot initiative. That means that
the issue will go to a student vote in the next election, so we
don't really need Unite's help anymore. But it does sound suspi-
ciously like Unite is trying to take credit for Henriques's work.
On a more positive note, we do like Unite's focus on fiscal re-
sponsibility. Their platform includes provisions to cut funding
from SG promotional items, advertisements and office redeco-
ration, three of the most infuriating SG expenses.
But Unite's platform rambles on to the point of incoherence.
Our favorite item is their proposal to establish a "nonvoting
student seat on the Gainesville City Commission."
This prompts two questions. First, how does Unite plan to
create a seat on a governing body that it does not control? And
second, what is a nonvoting student on the Commission sup-
posed to do at all the city meetings?
-Swamp's belated platform isn't much better, though.
Swamp claims to want to increase diversity on campus by
demanding more female and minority UF faculty. Again, a
noble goal.
But it's also an issue SG has absolutely no control over. They
can only "demand" a more diverse faculty by issuing a non-
binding Student Senate resolution, meaning little to anyone but
themselves.
Swamp also vows to "stop city attempts at raising towing
rates." Maybe they could use the help of Unite's nonvoting stu-
dent on the City Commission.
Right.
Most of what's left of Swamp's platform is a similar hodge-
podge of random issues, from creating a 24-hour cafe on cam-
pus to, perhaps most bizarrely, installing medicinal dispensers
in the Reitz Union bathrooms.
But perhaps the most striking features of the parties' plat-
forms are their similarities. On major issues, they are nearly
identical.
Both want lower textbook prices. Both want to lobby for
the establishment of a director of Asian-American affairs. Both
want to work toward a more inclusive SG. And both want free
printing in campus computer labs.
When parties have the same stance on so many issues, stu-
dents must elect candidates solely on personal qualities.
In the absence of any fundamental values, it's impossible to
have a real intellectual debate. But debates like that are tough.
They require more than just grade school shenanigans.
Maybe that's why party officials have worked so hard to
avoid them.


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Protests don't signal good
A s the human eye is drawn to bright, shiny, color-
ful objects, so the mind is easily distracted by the
bloody and violent aspects of current events. The
deeper issues get lost behind the gunfire.
Of course, those firing the guns can blame only them- i B
selves for that. Those Muslims offended by the publica-
tion of certain Danish cartoons expressed their rage in Andrew Bare
the worst possible way. All they did was ensure that their The Bare Truth
grievances could not receive a full airing. letters@alligator.org
Any chance there was of commentators listening
sympathetically went up in flames with the first Danish
embassy. levolent one.
That said, behind the tragically absurd violence there is At some point, ec
a deeper concern. It is an issue of the very nature of opin- even cartoonists, began
ion journalism. It is an issue of how we handle incendiary journalists. But while
topics and how we handle our readers' reactions, doms to express then
That the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten had the dom to cast off the op
right to publish various cartoon depictions of Muhammad When you're an of
is undeniable. But "can" has never really been synony- ion. You're not really
mous with "should." so long as they care ej
What is the "point of publishing depictions of It's not an attitude
Muhammad with a bomb in his turban? Where is the When you're not con
newsworthiness in that cartoon? If you're trying to make a quality of your work
point about the prevalence of terrorist acts in Islam, there The attitude of m
are more subtle tools to achieve that end. need to cast off is,'
Like words. 50 percent of the peop
But the issue runs deeper than this particular contro- of them will do so vic
versy. Journalists tend to take the approach that almost long as they acknowl
any publication is justified, no matter how much anger it If your readers al
generates. What we ignore in our moralistic chest-thump- failed. It means you'
ing is that there has to be some substance, some newswor- means you don't hav
thiness, behind our actions. No columnist can
At their very best, opinion journalists seem to consider Andrew Bare is a jot
the ill will of their readers to be an inherent part of the umn appears Wednesda


journalism
job. And at their very worst, they
consider their readers' anger to b
a positive sign. They consider i
evidence of their skill as writers.
But while it pains me that th
latter outlook is so prevalent (se
Ann Coulter in the political world
Jay Mariotti and Skip Bayless
the sports world), it's impossible
to deny that the former view i
a stepping stone to the more ma

litorialists and columnists and yes
n to regard themselves as "opinion'
that label grants writers certain free
selves, it also grants them the free
'pressive shackles of persuasion.
inion writer, you express your opin
concerned with your readers' views
enough to keep you in their minds.
e that tends to birth great writing
Lcemed with persuading others, th.
falls.
.ost journalists the attitude the'
"If I write about controversial topic,
)le will disagree with me. And man
lently. So be it. Let them hate me, s&
edge me."
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re not the writer you should be, i
e the intellect you should have.
be perfect. But they should all try.
rnalism and history senior. His col-
ys.


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Today's question: Are the Unite
and Swamp party platforms sig-
nificantly different?


Tuesday's question: Should bar
closing times be extended?


Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


'71% YES
29% NO
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CITY ELECTION

Mayor asks mothers to vote


By KIMBERLY FULSCHER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan carried her 5-month-old
daughter, Evylene Mary Malone, to
a Get Out the Vote event Tuesday
morning to encourage women
with young children to cast their
ballots. She later discussed the im-
portance of student voting.
Hanrahan was one of the
people to speak downtown at the
2006 Get Out the Vote Campaign
press conference, which focused
on increasing voter turnout for the
fall elections. The statewide plan is
for businesses, organizations and
places of worship to set up voter
registration units in their build-
ings and to encourage all eligible
citizens to vote.
So far, Alachua County has 63
partnering associations willing to
set up registration units, includ-
ing UF.
"Students are here for at least


four years," Hanrahan said. "They
are very much affected by the deci-
sions that are made. It's important
to participate in the process, so I
encourage all students to go out
and vote."
"It's important to partici-
pate in the process, so I
encourage all students to
go out and vote."
Pegeen Hanrahan
Gainesville Mayor

Students can register for the
2006 fall primary election by Aug.
7 and can register for the general
election by Oct. 10. The deadline
for students to vote in the March
7 City Commission election has
passed.
April will be Florida's Register
at School Month, and students
may register at UF during this
time.
This year, new audio-enhanced


poll units will be available for visu-
allyimpaired or blind citizens. Pam
Carpenter, supervisor of elections
for Alachua County, said many of
these citizens, including visually
impaired UF students, will finally
be able to vote privately.
"We expect to have a lot of
first-time, in-person voters taking
advantage of a more acceptable
process," Carpenter said. To es-
timate how many students vote,
county officials look at statistics
from precincts where students
most likely live. Student-voter
turnout is relatively low for city
elections but is up to par with
other precincts for presidential
elections, Carpenter said.
"Your vote is what directs the
direction of the country," she said.
"One of the most important votes
that [students] have is right here
on the local level where they re-
ally have the opportunity to come
face-to-face with the people they're
electing."


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Affordable, Pool, Pets, Alarm
376-4002 Pinetreegardens.com
4-26-60-2

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

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

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

MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
4-26-60-2

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

Avail Aug 1 Studio home. One block from
campus. Very nice, wood floors, fireplace.
106 SW 12th St. Call 339-2342 $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
2-28-2Q-2


For Rent
unfurnished

BLOCKS TO UF! 4BR houses from $1500/
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

Available immediately. Great deal! Spacious
3BR/2BA house. Large, quiet fenced-in
backyard. $950/MO. No security deposit.
W/D included. Directly on #12 bus route. Call
352-871-6922 or 561-629-3102 2-22-10-2

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

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

Walk to UF and.Shands
1 BR/1 BA $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 0 $1200/month Indiv
leases avail ($450-,550) 0 2 blocks to
Oaks Mall 0 poolside W/D O DW e 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
S2-24-5-2

Room for rent in 2BR/1BA apt. Apt is furn.
Room is not. Very close to UF. Friendly
roommate. $350/mo + until & 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 -nonth 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, WID 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


For Rent
S unfurnished

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


Subleases


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

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

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

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

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

OXFORD MANOR
1 BR/1 BA in 3/3 w/Fem prof. students $365 +
1/3 util. Washer/Dryer. Pets ok. Gym + Pool.
Mar-Aug.; 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 of Archer Rd.
$540/mo + $350 sec.
321-287-9692 or 352-375-1280
Available March 1 or Sooner!
3-10-20-3

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

Beautiful, bright townhouse for sublese.
Large windows, new carpet, walk-in closet.
2BR/1.5BA. $600/mo Avail now! Call Liddy
@ 352-562-9793 2-28-5-3

Only $300 a month!
1BR in 2/1 on NW 3rd Ave. Very close to
campus. 954-258-8485 2-28-5-3

1BR/BA in 3BR/3BA. Clean male apartment
at Tivoli apts on SW 13th St. $250/mo + $50
utilities. W/D incl. Personal bathroom. Call
352-871-2455 2-28-5-3


9 1 Subleases


Summer sublease for female. Pvt bath, furn.
Campus Club $375/mo Ethernet, full ameni-
ties. Sand volleyball, pool, gym. Call Lauren
954-593-7448 3-27-20-3

1BR in 2BR/2BA townhouse for sublease.
W/D available. 20, 21 bus passing by.
Walking distance to supermarket & UF gym.
3640 SW 20th Ave. Ask for $300 + 1/2 util.
Free deposit. Call 352-262-6912 after 5pm.
2-28-5-3


O Roommates

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

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

Need roommates for my huge home! Choose
master BR or reg. room. Fun home w/ W/D,
bar, hi-spd, cable, big porch! Near UF, 2 bus
rts. -$400+ utils. 335-4533 davem@ufl.edu
3-8-40-4

Room for.rent. 307 SW 16th Ave. $310/MO,
$100 deposit, 1/2 cable + utils. Hi spd. inter-
net & furnishings available. Pool & laundry
room very close. Call Adam @ 219-2433
2-23-30-4

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

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 Cndo. Quiet, clean community. $450/
MO Call Matt 407-702-8019 2-28-17-4

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

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 410
sq. ft. upstairs master suite in newly remod-
eled 4/3 2200sq. ft. house. DirecTV, wireless
DSL, parking, security, near Bus Route 2.
$375/mo. All incl. Relaxed atmosphere, great
study environment. Call Chris 283-3464
2-24-10-4

Female roommate wanted
in 3/3 in rockwood Villas; $500/MO Available
now! Call Jen 954-295-9211 4-26-48-4


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10, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22,2006


1 Roommates


Handyman can get free rent'= $300/mo or
$100/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. 331-2344. 2-22-5-4

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'iouse w/large backyard. 4 blocks
North of stadium. On 21st Street & 4th Place.
Call 561-213-6126. 3-2-10-4

Female + dog need responsible human to
share 3BR/1BA house off NE Park. DW,
W/D, 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 or celtic67@ufl.edu 3-6-10-4

ARLINGTON SQUARE DOWNTOWN
1BR avail in 3BR apt, private BA, loft, vaulted
ceilings, W/D, pool. $483/mo avail AUG 1st.
352-328-1396 2-28-5-4

A roommate wanted for 3BR/2BA home on 5
acres. 8 miles from UF. $500/mo all incl. Call
352-466-3652 3-7-10-4


a Real Estate


Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. .352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-26-72-5

NEW -'PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND
EXISTING CONDOS NEAR UF
AT AFFORDABLE PRICES Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call Today
Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus Realty
3-31-97-5

*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

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

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

**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 arid 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


a Real Estate


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


S Furnishings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-26-
72-6 1

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

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

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


*1 Furnishings l e Computers


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80.317-4031

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

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

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

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

*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King sets
$99 Ofrom 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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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 ,Electronics



a 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


S For Sale


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

GATOR HOODIES
Brand New! Only $30!!
Same colors, styles & quality as bookstores.
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** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-26-72-11

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

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

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

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

SCOOTER, 50 CC, SUZUKI Powered, 2005,
oil injected, lots of storage, Over 100 mpg.
Has warranty. Park anywhere. ONLY $795/
OBO. 262-4673 3-10-20-11








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SCOOTER VERUCCI 150cc. Viper 2006.
Suzuki Powered 4-stroke, automatic, 2
passenger, ABS, remote security system,
back rest, windshield, goes 65 mph. Factory
warranty. Brand new. Only $1495. 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

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
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-26-72-12

CARS -CARS Buy0SellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
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**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
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$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 4-26-
72-12

Sun City Auto
No Credit Check "O" Down & Up
www.suncityautosales.com 338-1999 3-31-
53-12
Sun City Auto
Bring W-2 File Here Drive TODAY
www.suncityautosales.com 338-1999 3-31-
53-12

BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS

www.39thaveimports.com
4-26-70-12
96 ECLIPSE FOR SALE. 140,000 miles.
Fast & clean. Excellent condition. Power
window, brand new timing belt & battery
& CD player & speakers. No leak & odor
$3500 Negotiable. Call 284-4295 Quinten.
3-10-42-12
SUN CITY AUTO
Test drive any vehicle and
*GETA3 DAY, 2 NIGHT VACATION*
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Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
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WHITE, CONVERTIBLE $4000/OBO -
Great cond, exc sound sys 373-6571 3-3-
10-12

'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

1989 OLDS REGENCY
Runs well: brakes, exhaust, and tires all
good! Perfect for airport and beach trips!
$500/080. email: metric13@ufl.edu pic/info
2-28-5-12

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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 Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-26-
57-13


aI 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 o appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 37231226 4-
26-72-14

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


Help Wanted


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

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

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

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

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

COMPETITIVE YOUTH SOCCER
COACHES Req. coaching license or 3-5
years exp. & ability to make 2 yr comittmefit.
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


W Help Wanted

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 & Womer wanted for
all activities & couselor positions. Nursing
positions available too. Good Salary.
Internships Available. We provide campers
with a safe quality experience that will stay
with forever. Let us do the same for you.
Visit website, www.campnockamixon.com to
schedule on campus interview for Feb 22
2-26-2-14

HUNGRY HOWIES is noW hiring
Cash paid daily. Drivers & inside workers
needed. Flexible schedule. Full & part time
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.
EOEIAA/MFDV
2-28-22-14

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

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

FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS WANTED
Work from the convenience of your loca-
tion. Brainfuse is provider of supplemental
services to US students grade 3-12. Send
resumes to jobs@brainfuse.com *Bilingual
preferred.. 4-26-56-14
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PARADIGM
Near evrywhereyou want to bt
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 352-3764649 2-
28-17-14


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O Help Wanted


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
Drug Free environment
Apply in person at 1250 W. Univ. Ave.
Monday -Friday 8AM-5PM
2-22-10-14

Established, fast-paced sports memorabilia
co needs FT/PT help: Must be: creative, ef-
ficient writer, team player & multitasker.
Good computer skills, sports knowledge
a plus. Salary dep on exp. 800-344-9103.
2-23-10-14

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:
KUNIETIS@REXELUSA.COM 2-24-10-14

PART TIME ADMIN. POSITION AVAIL.
NATIONAL Elect. Supply Co. Hours
8am-lpm 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

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

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

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


El Help Wanted


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!
Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive!
www.freedriverkey.com
2-22-5-14

MARKETERS WANTED!
Must Love Music and Technology.
MusicMogul.com 2-22-5-14

Clubhouse Grill
Hire waitstaff -Mostly nights
Accepting applications
between 2-4 weekdays 5112 NW 34th St.
(Across from the YMCA) 3-1-10-14

FUN SUMMER JOB ON CAMPUS
Seeking enthusiastic and outgoing students
to help with meal plan sales from May- July
on UF campus. Approx. 20 hrs. a week, $10/
hr pluse cash bonuses, flexible hours and
evenings plus free meals! Must enjoy inter-
acting with others in a professional manner
and have a positive attitude. Retail, customer
service or volunteer experience a plus. Apply
online atwww.gatordining.com 3-1-10-14

NANNYIPERSONAL ASSISTANT
4 children, 1-8 years at our home. 15-30 hours
per week, references required. FAX 815-
301-8667 Email: careers@bytheplanet.com
2-22-5-14

PLANTATION.OAKS GOLF CLUB
is now hiring for WAITSTAFF and COOK po-
sitions. Positive attitude & weekend availibil-
ity a must. 2-22-5-14

***Advertising, Marketing
& PR Majors Wanted***
Work 4-8 hours per week on own schedule.
Be in charge of complete marketing &
advertising campaigns for local company.
Great reference opportunity. Email
references & contact info: oginfla@aol.com
2-22-5-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS
Own car No late nights. Apply in person.
NAPOLATANO'S between 2 & 5 PM. 606
NW75th St. 2-22-4-14-

HALF-TIME POSITION AT GAINESVILLE
BASED WOMEN'S MEDICAL RESEARCH
COMPANY. Grad Student or Major in EE,
Biomed, ME Graphic Arts Tech, Or CISE.
Fax 1 page Resume to Mary at 375-6111.
3-2-10-14

$30.00+/hour depending on knowledge
of subjects. Tutor 2nd yr Chem. Engineer
student in Computer Model Formulation
COT3502 & Elem Trans Phenom ECH3264.
321-243-8382 or chico3440@hotmail.com
2-23-5-14


MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS, MODELS!
Make $75-$250/day,
All ages and faces wanted!
No exp. Required, FT/PT!
800-851-6131 3-24-20-14


SE Il Help Wanted


NANNY NEEDED.
for infant. Tu thru Fri, 7am-4pm. Experience
necessary. Call 376-2954 or 267-8113 2-
23-4-14

My Mom makes $800-$1000/wk part-time
helping people save money on their benefits.
Commissions, Residuals, Berefits. Call 352-
284-9733 2-24-5-14

EXP TUMBLING & CHEER COACHES
needed for beginning to advanced classes at
Florida Team Cheer. Part time, avail on Tues,
Thurs. Call Michelle 494-3037 2-24-5-14

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Afternoon hours. Good computer skills. Call
33.1-0260 2-24-5-14

Mobile Campus is now hiring!
Looking for energetic & hardworking stu-
dents for our on-campus staff. Apply today:
Susie@mobilecampus.com 2-24-5-14

BLIMP GROUND CREW
Fulltime nationwide travel, must be 21, drug
free, no criminal background, physically fit,
good driving record. Contact Steve 407-363-
7777 3-6-10-14

Florida Dental Board Preparation, Inc. seeks
practicing dentist for Gainesville location to
work with company administrators to cre-
ate and compile teaching manuals, teach
board prep courses, manage web-site and
respond to inquiries, evaluate patients for
participation in clinical exam. FT, evenings
& weekends. Mail resume: Attn: Personnel
Director, 304 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights,
NY 10598. 3-6-10-14

LIGHT MAINTENANCE
Part-Time. Eff.Apt. Provided. NE Gainesville
Reply to: PO Box 1496, Ocala FL 34478 3-
6-10-14

ESCAPE TO THE SHENANDOAH MTNS
OF WEST VIRGINIA Timber Ridge Camp,
co-ed, seeking fun, energetic staff; to work
with children for the summer. Top salary,
travel allowance. A representative will be
on campus for interviews Wed., March 1st
after 5 pm. Call for appt. 800-258-2267
Email: trcamps@aol.com 3-1-7-14

Earn $100
when you consolidate any student loans over
$10,000 and lower you interest rate. 904-
708-8126 3-6-10-14

WANTED: GOOD EARS
for a hearing study.. Please contact Kim
@ 392-0601 ext. 380 or kdf1108@ufl.edu.
Payment of $10/hr 2-22-2-14

PART-TIME TICKETING CLERK
for Butterfly Rainforest. Weekend and holi-
day availability required. Email resume to:
asimms@fmsworks.com 2-24-4-14

PRESCHOOL TEACHER
needed for Jewish Day school Mon Fri 2-6
pm. Must be warm and nurturing. Call 376-
-1508 X 110. 2-24-4-14

PT/FT KITCHEN HELP.
Apply in person Maui Teriyaki. 600 NW 71st.
St. 3-7-10-14

PT LEASING CONSULTANT
Must be avail to work this summer. Exp a
plus. Professional atmosphere. Please con-
tact University Commons Apts. @ 377-6700
DFWP 2-28-5-14

PROGRAMMER NEEDED Self-starter &
excellent out-of-the-box thinker. Project in-
volves programming of video special effects.
This is the project you went to school for.
Contact tysontax@hotmail.com 3-7-10-14

Female smokers, thin, feminine who enjoy
smoking socially needed for confidential
phone interview. Selected callers earn $50.
Leave neame and number, your call will be
returned. 818-741-8695 3-27-20-14


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ARE YOU
THE FUNNIEST PERSON YOU KNOW?
Production group looking for talents to be
showcased on a website. Email funnygaio
esville@yahoo.com or call 352-870-6207
2-23-2-14


Help Wanted D


COUNSELORS Camp Wekiza, Wekiza
Springs State Park, Apopka, FL-Residential
Environmental Summer Camp. Orientation
6/6-9. Boys' camp 6/10-24. Girls' camp 6/24-
7/22. Contact MJ Meherg@worldnet.att.net
4-26-41-14


* _SeOrvices 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 3/6/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
4-26-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2006


ALLIGATOR
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Tookes faces no charges for unintentional gunshot


* THE GPD SPOKESMAN CITED A
LACK OF CRIMINAL INTENT.

By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
bapp@alligator.org

After about a weeklong investigation,
neither UF wide receiver Kenneth Tookes nor
former cornerback Dee Webb will face charg-
es stemming from the firing of an assault
rifle into an occupied apartment, Gainesville
Police Department Sgt. Keith Kameg said
Tuesday.
Kameg confirmed that Tookes was han-
dling the firearm when it fired, but police
abandoned pursuing a charge of shooting a
bullet into an occupied dwelling, a second-
degree felony, because the UF junior believed
the gun was unloaded.
"The gun went off accidentally," Kameg


said. "When you don't have intent, that de-
feats that charge.
"There was no intent; it was just bad
judgment. And if we put people in jail for
bad judgment, prisons would be even more
overcrowded than they are today."
Kameg said Webb couldn't face prosecu-
tion because he legally owned all four weap-
ons involved in the incident, including an
AK-47 rifle and an AR-15 rifle.
The incident occurred after a football
team banquet on Feb. 11. Police were called
to investigate the report of a gunshot at The
Cambridge apartment complex were Webb
lives.
Police found a bullet embedded in a wall
of an apartment neighboring Webb's that
was occupied by two women. Neither were
injured. Officers then discovered the rifles in
Webb's apartment. They also found a .38-cali-
ber revolver and a 12-gauge shotgun, both of
which also belonged to Webb, in a sports util-


ity vehicle belonging to UF receiver Andre
Caldwell.
Gators cornerback Reggie Lewis was also
at Webb's apartment during the incident.
It remains unclear whether Tookes,
Caldwell or Lewis will face penalties from
UF coach Urban Meyer.
UF spokesman Steve

that Meyer was "out of the
country on business" and
unavailable for comment.
While Kameg con-
demned the carelessness
the football players exhib-
Toos ited in handling the fire-
Tookes arms, he realized pursuing
negligence charges was not a possibility.
"We looked into it, but what was being
corroborated was that when the guns were
brought out-they were brought out by Dee
Webb-they were unloaded; people were


looking at them," Kameg said. "It just wasn't
a charge that we thought we could prove be-
yond a reasonable doubt in court."
Kameg stressed that none of the football
players involved received preferential treat-
ment.
"We think some people will probably
think there was preferential treatment, but
there was not," he said. "We looked into this
case the way we would like at any other."
"We don't like this ending either, but we
can only do what is right. And without intent,
bad judgment isn't the crime we were look-
ing for."
Even though no one will face prosecu-
tion, Kameg said a valuable lesson should be
learned from the incident.
"Hopefully, this might send a message
that guns can hurt people and shouldn't be
treated as toys," Kameg said. "And maybe
if people are bringing them out at the party
you're at, you don't need to be at that party."


MEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators need defense to slow Tennessee sophomore


By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org


Before Chris Lofton's jump shot was disinte-
grating nets in the Southeastern Conference, UF
forward Al Horford realized just how difficult it
was to stop the future Tennessee guard.
Horford became friends with Lofton after
playing with him in high school all-star games.
He could tell then that Lofton was going to be a
force at the next level.
"He's a dude who will get in the gym and
just get shots up," Horford said. "Even for an
all-star game, you could see that he was getting
shots up when everyone else was gone, and you
could just tell that he was really committed."
With the possibility of a conference crown
gradually slipping away for the No. 12 UF (22-4,
4." 8-4 SEC), Horford and the Gators will try to at
least contain Lofton when No. 10 Tennessee (19-
"Copyrighted M material 4, 10-2) comes to the O'Connell Center tonight
at 8. The matchup is the first game between two
ranked teams in the SEC this season, coming in
Syndicated Content the seventh week of league play.
With the chance to nab a No. 1 ranking on
Available from Commercial News Providers" Jan. 21, UF lost to Tennessee 80-76 in the final
seconds of the Knoxville game.
Since that defeat, the Gators have lost
three more and fallen two games behind the
D o Volunteers in the SEC East division.
"Like I said, it's a must win," UF forward
Corey Brewer said. "We have to win this game.
We're coming off a loss, and to better our season,
and finish like we want to, we need a win."
While Brewer carried the Gators in the loss to
the Vols, Lofton did one better, scoring 29 points
while shooting 10 for 19 from the floor.
Lofton also had a critical steal of a Brewer
pass with the game tied at 76 and only 25 sec-


onds remaining. Then he hit two free throws during
the final seconds to put the game dut of reach.
"I really haven't thought about it," Brewer said.
"The week after I thought about it, but since then
I've tried not to because it was a hard thing to think
about, especially losing the game for your team."
That game kick-started a streak for Lofton, who
now leads the SEC by knocking down 51 percent of
his 3-pointers in conference play. His scoring also
ranks second in the league at 18.8 points per game.
"If he's looking at it, he's making it," Tennessee
coach Bruce Pearl said. "But it's hard for him to get
a look at it because teams are pretty much draped
all over him. I've got to do a better job getting him
open, and he's got to do a better job getting open.
But once he gets it, he's pretty good at scoring."
"We have to win this game. We're com-
ing off a loss, and I feel 'like to better
our season. And to go out like we want
to go out, we need a win."
Corey Brewer
UF forward

Still, Lofton continues to score almost at will.
During Tennessee's last four games, the sophomore
shot 71 percent (29-41) from behind the 3-point line.
"He can get it off anytime he wants to get it off,
and at times, defensively, there's nothing you can
do," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "His shooting
percentage is so high from the 3-point line this year.
[His shot is] going to go up, and whether or not it
goes in or out is out of the defense's control."
Despite his friendship with Lofton, Horford
and the Gators will try to prove their coach wrong
tonight.
"When it's on the floor, we're competing,"
Horford said. "We're trying to win, and they got the
better of us last time."


Men's basketball
Notre Dame
UConn (3)

Boston College (11)
Virginia


* Former UF guard Anthony
Roberson was recalled from the Ar-
kansas RimRockers of the NBDL by
the Memphis Grizzlies. He didn't play
against the Raptors on Tuesday.


N 1912: The UF baseball team plays its
first-ever game, tying the Jacksonville Olym-
pics 6-6. The Gators wept on to finish their
inaugural season 9-4-2, posting three wins
against Stetson.


IBaseball : Florida A&M vs. UF
,McKethan Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
EBasketball: No. 10 Tennessee vs.
No. 12 UF, O'Connell Center, 8 p.m.







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Mercer loss prepares UF for midweek matchup


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

With a schedule dominated by weekend series,
the No. 1 UF baseball team (6-1) will play nine iso-
lated, midweek games.
Generally, these games come against less com-
petitive opponents and almost always draw much
less fanfare than the weekend matchups.
Still, the Gators dropped their first midweek op-
portunity to unheralded Mercer last Wednesday.
Fresh off their emotionally charging first-ever
three-game sweep against Miami, the Gators will
get a second shot at a midweek
opponent when they face
Florida A&M at 6:30 tonight.
UF coach Pat McMahon said
his team's wins in Coral Gables
S" were important, but like the
Gators' loss to Mercer, those
games must be forgotten as the
cMan club moves forward.
VIcMahon
"It's always wonderful to be
)art of good history, yet how you handle that and
nove forward is very important," McMahon said.
'You evaluate what you did well, you evaluate
here you need to get better and then you move
)m."
Tucked away in UF's schedule between the
anfare of opening weekend and preparation for
he Miami series, last Wednesday proved to be
somethingg of a trap game.
Tonight's match with the Rattlers has all the
nakings of another.
This evening's game runs the risk of being bur-
ed amid yet another mix of distractions, coming-
ifter the Gators' success against the Hurricanes
ind just days before UF hosts the Pepsi Baseball
lassie to face three teams in three days.
However, senior reliever Darren O'Day be-


lives that the Gators will be better prepared men-
tally for tonight's game.
"It seems like once a year we suffer a letdown
or don't perform up to expectation for a game,"
O'Day said. "Losing to Mercer so early in the
season might have been a blessing because we got
that out of the way.
"Now every midweek game, we're going to
be ready to play because we know at anytime we
can lose."
Statistically, FAMU brings much less to the
field and is a far different ball club than the Gators
have faced.
The Rattlers are 1-9, falling in sweeps to both
Florida International and Navy. A pair of FAMU
visits to Gainesville last season resulted in a pair of
Rattlers' losses by scores of 17-2 and 18-3.
On the other hand, Mercer is a very respect-
able 8-2 with several wins against Southeastern
Conference teams.
But McMahon insists the statistics are irrel-
evant.
"The game starts at 0-0, and I think you imme-
diately set yourself up for failures when you look
in the past," he said. "You play for the moment.
You play for this pitch.
"I don't know the outcome, but we'll be pre-
pared to play."
The problem with midweek games, McMahon
said, is the tendency to sometimes overplay them.
While sports like football and basketball lend
themselves to the intense, physical release of
energy, single-outing baseball games must be ap-
proached with calm and poise, he said.
In some ways, the Gators failed to do just that,
against Mercer.
"[Against Mercer] it was wanting so hard,
wanting so much," he said. "It was, 'I can do this,
I've got to help the club.' And that's good, but
you've got to be able to back off and really dial in
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By BRIAN STEELE end at the GRU Invitational and But lingering issues exist for UF coach Tim Walton knows Michigan, while Littlejahn re-
Alligator Writer defeating No. 1 Michigan 3-2 on UF. Disregarding the pair of wins his team will have to improve at corded the seventh no-hitter in
Saturday, the UF softball team against Longwood, the Gators the plate if they expect to contend UF softball history this being
The Gators have a problem, looks to continue that momen- were only able to muster 10 runs in the Southeastern Conference. the first by a freshman.
they'vee proven themselves. tum tonight against Hofstra at in the other four games of last "We're not there yet; we have
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ly]," Walton said. "Overall as a
group, we're going to have to
improve our offense and improve
our pitch selection. If we can do a
better job swinging at good pitch-
es early in the count, we're going
to hit for a lot higher average.
"We're really working to im-
prove their confidence level and
try to get good pitches to hit and
see good pitches to hit. I'd like
eventually for [freshman] Kim
Waleszonia to be a one- or two-
hole hitter for us, which would
help drive in more runs."
Even with recent hitting woes,
the win against Michigan ignited
a confidence boost in the Gators.
"Definitely, [the win against
Michigan] proved that on any
given day we can beat anybody,"
senior catcher Kristen Butler
said. "Beating the number one
team is a great feeling, and hope-
fully we're going to have a lot
more of those great feelings this
year. Michigan is an unbelievable
team, but we are too."
The emergence of two fresh-
man pitchers, Stacey Nelson
-and Lindsay Littlejohn, has also
boosted the Gators' confidence.
During the weekend, Nelson
pitched a complete game against


Michigan] proved that
on any given day we can
beat anybody. Beating
the number one team is a
great feeling, and hopefully
we're going to have a lot
more of those great feel-
ings this year. Michigan is
an unbelievable team, but
we are too."
Kristen Butler
UF catcher

"Those two girls are very ma-
ture for their age," Butler said.
"They're coming out and throw-
ing the ball well.
"They're continually getting
better every game and are work-
ing hard."
Even with the inexperience,
Walton expected these kinds of
results from his young aces.
"Obviously they were both
highly recruited pitchers, so I
definitely expect them to do what
they're doing," Walton said.
"But they still have to improve.
They're two freshmen that are
making progress to be better."


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