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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 24. 2006


LOCAL

Police identify skull


* BOTH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
SAID SG SHOULD BE MORE DIVERSE.

By MARIA LAVERGHETTA
Alligator Writer

At their first debate Thursday night,
Student Body presidential candidate Jared
Hernandez challenged his opponent, John
Boyles, to an additional debate Friday on
Turlington Plaza.
"I want to continue this discussion in an
open space," Hernandez said.
The Student Body presidential debate
Thursday night, hosted by the Hispanic
Student Association, lasted almost two hours
but was not long enough for Hernandez.
In order to get all the issues out to students,
debating between Boyles and Hernandez
should continue every day until the March
1 election, said Hernandez, the Unite Party
candidate.
Boyles, his Swamp Party rival, apologized
and said he could not debate Friday morning


After another
late-game melt-
down against
Tennessee, forward
Corey Brewer and
the Gators will try
to avoid their first
three-game losing
streak since 2002.
See story pg. 19.


due to an exam but would accept Hernandez's
challenge thereafter.
In their first meeting, however, both candi-
dates expressed a strong desire to see a more
diversified Student Government.
The overwhelming Greek involvement
in SG that far outweighs minority member-
ship is sending a
negative message
Election to the student body,
IPT Hernandez said.
"Two-thirds (of
SG) is Greek. Two
percent is Hispanic. What message does this
send?" Hernandez said.
Boyles agreed with Hernandez and hopes
to change the face of SG by focusing on re-
sults, not "promised positions and patron-
age" that hinder diversity in SG.
When HSA President Jessica Klahr .asked
the candidates about the most pressing issue
facing UF, Hernandez and Boyles disagreed.
Hernandez deemed the most pressing is-

SEE DEBATE, PAGE 4


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Bones belong

to local man
By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
Alligator Writer
srodriguez@alligator.org

The skull and bones of a local
man that were first found by a dog
were identified Thursday.
Investigators discovered the
bones and clothes of 50-year-old
Kevin Smetzer in a heavily wooded
area near 5007 SW 46th St. after a
Gainesville resident found a skull in
his yard Wednesday morning, said
Sgt. Keith Faulk, spokesman for the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
"Detectives feel confident based
on interviews with neighbors,
canvassing that they did and along
with identification found, that the
remains are his," Faulk said.
Faulk said there were no indica-


By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
Alligator Writer
acancino@alligatdr.org

After a morning run, Jared
Hernandez gets inside his '98 Ford
Mustang and drives downtown to
eat breakfast with his girlfriend of
three years, Nikki Fried.
"We try to catch up before
the rush of the day starts," says
Hernandez, the Unite Party Student
Body presidential candidate in next
week's Student Government elec-
tion.
Hernandez makes a phone call
in the lobby of the Alachua County
Criminal Courthouse, and within
minutes, Fried, a public defender,
appears with a smile across her face.
"I guessed right," Hemandez,
whispers. "She wanted a banana."
They talk about Bear, their 1-
year-old puppy, before sitting down
in a coffee shop to discuss their
plans for the day campaigning
for Hernandez and defending for


Two weeks
after an error-
riddled budget
first reached the-
Student Senate,
the body passed
its revised version
at an emergency
meeting Thursday.
See story, pg. 3.


tions of foul play or criminal activ-
ity.
James. Hansen discovered the
skull when he went outside to feed
his mixed Labrador, Cujo.
Hansen said Cujo also dug up
another bone he thought was a
cow leg four days prior to finding
the skull.
Detectives later were able to de-
termine that the other bone was a
human leg bone.
"It scared the daylights out of
me," Hansen said. "When I called
911, the operator said, 'Whats your
emergency?' arid I said, I've got
a human skull in my front yard.' I
didn't think she believed me."
Hansen said the police officer
who arrived at his house near
Interstate 75 thought it was a prank
.call.
"[The officer] said, 'Now we
know you're not crazy' when he

SEE SKULL, PAGE 5


Fried.
Fried, a former Student Body
president, recalls the joy of her own
days in office. However, she says her
only involvement in Hemandez's
campaign is that
of supporter-in-
chief.
"I keep him
sane," says Fried
before giving him
a goodbye hug
and kiss.
Hernandez After cam-
paigning for about an hour at the
law school, hunger strikes again -
just in time for Hernandez to meet
his mother at the Orange & Brew.
"I have a surprise for you," says
his mom after paying for lunch.
"Brett is coming on Wednesday."
Earlier that morning, he had said
that while growing up, his twin sis-
ters Brett and Meghan were his best
friends.
SEE UNITE, PAGE 4


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Student Body presidential candidates John Boyles of the Swamp Party (right) and Jared
Hernandez of the Unite Party (left) face off during a presidential debate sponsored by the
Hispanic Student Association.


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2, ALLIGATOR -FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24,2006

News Today


LOCAL
Last day to claim tickets to
Howard Zinn speech at UF
UF students will have their last
chance to grab free tickets to histo-
rian Howard Zinn's speech today
Zinn, a leftist historian and
social activist, is most famous for
his book "APeople's History of the
United States." He will speak at the
Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts on Tuesday at 8 p.m. about the
war in Iraq and the uses of history.
The Civic Media Center, which
is sponsoring Zinn's speech, rec-
ommends that students arrive
early to pick up their tickets today
at the Phillips Center, which will
pass out 300 tickets at noon, said
Peter Gruskin, a volunteer at the
CMC. The tickets are available to
the public, so no student ID is re-
quired to get tickets.
Students should also arrive
early to the speech Tuesday night
to daim their seats. Doors open at
7p.m.

STEPHANIE GARRY

Peace rally gets rained out
Iridescent bubbles glided
through Turlington Plaza in be-
tween short and random rain
showers.
In effort to promote peace,
Jonathan Siger, campus rabbi for
the Hillel Foundation at UF, held a
rally Thursday that aimed to con-
demn violence and extremism, for
whatever the cause.
"There is so much passion and
violence in the world," he said. "I
thought if people came together it
would be a nice thing."
According to a press release,
some of the biggest groups on
campus were to be involved in-
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peace and community by blow-
ing bubbles and bouncing balls.
One participant tried to light a
candle, but it kept blowing out
because of the wind and rain.
The rally was not a gathering
in response to something. Rather,
it was an alternative to extrem-
ism and violence a way to
celebrate diversity and coming
together, Siger said.
He is tired of the "you have
to be wrong, I have to be right"
game, he said. "I want to pro-
mote a higher tolerance for am-
biguity."
Siger said he would host an-
other rally after Spring Break.

-SHARILYN WISKUP

Primitive Arts Festival to
be held at Paynes Prairie
Sprinkled with Native
American history and relics,
Alachua County has long been
a place for primitive artists to
gather.
This weekend will be no
different. Artists will convene
at Paynes Prairie Preserve State
Park to show off their handmade-
primitive arts.
The ninth annual Knap-In
and Primitive Arts Festival will
offer a glimpse-into the more
than 12,000-year-old, rich history
of north central Florida.
The festival will be held
Friday through Sunday, featur-
ing more than 70 vendors selling
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knapped arrowheads, tanned deer
hides and an array of bone and
wood carvings. Demonstrators
will be on hand to exhibit basket
weaving, bow and arrow construc-
tion and arrowhead making, said
JulieAnne Tabone, Paynes Prairie
park services specialist. There are
scheduled live archery, ax-throw-
ing and flint-knapping events for
amateurs and experienced visitors
alike.
The festival runs from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. from Friday to Sunday
with a $4 entrance fee per vehicle
each day. The event is sponsored
by the Friends of Paynes Prairie.
For more information contact (352)
466-3397.

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ADMINISTRATION

Board discusses diversity


By LINDSEY FRANCO
Alligator Writer

TALLAHASSEE The Board of Governors,
which oversees Florida's 11 public universities,
discussed two issues ranking high on UF's agenda
Thursday.
At its monthly meeting, the Board reviewed a
series of programs aimed to bring economically
disadvantaged students to the State University
System.
"Sometimes kids just need that spark to be lit,"
said Craig Fletcher, the coordinator of the College
Reach Out Program at Tallahassee Community
College.
A four-member panel consisting of CROP
teachers and coordinators emphasized CROP's
success and importance in Florida schools.-
Programs such as CROP, which aims to increase
black and Hispanic enrollment, are part of a state-
wide effort to boost the number of minorities in
state universities.
These programs are supported by UF
President Bernie Machen, who has implemented
initiatives for need-based financial aid, and Gov.
Jeb Bush, who created the Access and Diversity
Commission.
Two students reinforced CROP's success by
telling their own personal success stories thanks


to the program.
"I think this is a program that should go on
forever and ever," said Leston Green, one of the
program's students and a journalism senior at
Florida A & M University.
"This country is on the verge of facing
a substantial shortage of physicians."
Michael Whitcomb
AAMC's senior vice president
for medical education

The Board, meeting on the FAMU campus, de-
voted the latter half of the meeting to its policy for
new medical schools.
A lobbyist from the Association of American
Medical Colleges addressed the Board and aimed
to cut through what he called the "great deal of
complexity" regarding the medical school issue
by discussing the strategic expansion of medical
education.
"This country is on the verge of facing a sub-
stantial shortage of physicians," said lobbyist
Michael Whitcomb, AAMC's senior vice presi-
dent for medical education.
Both the University of Central Florida and
Florida International University have begun rais-
ing money to build medical schools, something
UF officials oppose.


SG budget woes over


By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Writer
lewis@alligator.org

Two weeks after an error-
riddled budget first reached the
Student Senate, the body passed
its revised version at an emer-
gency meeting Thursday.
The budget, which is funded
entirely by student money, allo-
cates $553,020 toward 61 Student
Government-funded organiza-
tions.
Thursday's meeting marked
the fifth time senators have
viewed the organizational bud-
gets. During the Feb. 14 Senate
meeting, when senators were
due to vote on the budgets for the
first time, numerous errors were
discovered in several of the or-
ganizational budgets and the
meeting ground to a halt.
An official from the SG Finance
Office took responsibility for the


majority of errors.
When the Senate held an
emergency meeting to present a
revised copy of the budgets last
Tuesday, independent Student
Body treasurer candidate Susan
Henriques discovered another
budgetary error.
It was remedied by the time
the Senate took
Student its first vote
government on the revised
budget, and
senators unanimously passed it
through a final vote at Thursday's
meeting.
Although some senators
argued their budget copies con-
tained the same error Henriques
had previously pointed out,
Senate President John Boyles said
they had simply received inaccu-
rate papers.
"The budget numbers are cor-
rect, so if yours is incorrect, please
just strike through it," he said.


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Debate focuses on


SG diversity issues

DEBATE, from page 1

sue facing the UF campus to be moving into the Top
10 public colleges nationwide rankings. Because the
university is not living up to its potential, issues such
as poverty in the east side of Gainesville, as well
as student activism, are not being adequately ad-
dressed, Hernandez said.
"We should ask more of our leaders," Hernandez
said. "We should ask more of our Student Government,
and we should ask more of ourselves as Gators:"
Boyles said the declining rate of African American
enrollment at UF and the low number of female lead-
ers on campus showed that Student Government was
not reaching out to students enough.
"What matters is that every student feels that the
Swamp is their home," Boyles said.
The crowd, mostly Swamp supporters clad in their
party's blue T-shirts, cheered after Boyles' responses.
The Unite supporters, wearing their red T-shirts,
stomped and shouted for their candidate. About 90
people attended the debate in Reitz Union Room 282,
where the Student Senate usually meets.
When Boyles, the Senate president, asked Hernandez,
a student senator, why he did not present his claims on
SG diversity to Senate, the Unite candidate bristled.
"It's understandable you would say a pithy comment
rather than understanding what's actually going on,"
Hernandez said.


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Student Body presidential candidate Jared Hernandez, treasurer candidate Lola Bovell, and vice presidential
candidate Brandon Siler (right to left) are running with the Unite Party in this year's election.

VP contender stresses SG politics, not football


UNITE, from page 1

From linebacker to VP?
After his morning exercises,
Brandon Siler arrives to the Reitz
Union North Lawn to campaign.
Many know the vice presidential
hopeful as a Gators linebacker and
captain of the football team, but on
Thursday, Siler is just another candi-
date wearing a red Unite T-shirt


and passing out fliers and stickers.
"I do play football yes, yes,
that's great," says the 6-foot-2-
inch, 239-pound criminology ma-
jor. "But why. do you think I can
be a great football player? Why
don't you think I can be a vice
president?"

Into the groove
Sen. Lola Bovell breezes into
La Casita, where she works as a


student assistant. As she walks
through the door, you can hear
the music playing and see Bovell
swaying her body.
Bovell, Unite's candidate for
Student Body treasurer, says her
dad taught her how to read mu-
sic when she was 3 years old. She
plays the clarinet and the piano.
"I love music," she says. "Music
is something important for me."


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Hansen said.
Faulk said the bones were found
above ground. He said investigators
are not sure how long the bones had
been in the woods but are sure it has
been more than four months.


Hansen said Smetzer was a soft-
spoken man who lived in the area
about eight years ago.
Throughout the years, Smetzer
would visit his former landlord,
with whom he remained close
friends.
Hansen said Smetzer's land-
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shown suicidal tendencies for
years.
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intelligent man that kept to him-
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would antagonize him.


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he didn't even call our parents to
ask for the money," said Hansen's
niece Amelia. "He was a nice guy.
He even cried when he ran over
our puppy by accident."
Police contacted Smetzer's
brother, who lives outside of
Florida. Faulk said his brother did
not know Smetzer had died.


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SG elections are usually pretty straightforward, but this
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We don't know why, but we've noticed significantly less
enthusiasm for this election than most others. Halfhearted
party platforms were issued too late in the game, and
Turlington looks oddly bereft of party loyalists. -
We wonder if anybody really wants to win this one.
It almost makes us wish for last year's election season,
when Progress, Gator and Unite supporters in Turlington
frantically competed for our attention along with campus
preachers and the Iron Fist.
Oh well.
With all the time that we've saved from not having to
throw away stacks of party fliers, we've been able to put
together another edition of our very own...


Darts & Laurels
We begin by throwing out a way-to-do-your-own-thing
LAUREL to all of the independent candidates running in this
upcoming SG election. They have spurned the traditional
confines of party politics to promote their own ideals, and
we respect that.
We're not going to sugarcoat it; they've got their work cut
out for them.
Getting elected with a major party is tough enough.
Getting elected without the financial and social support that
parties offer may well be impossible.
But that's why we love them. They have chosen the road
less traveled.
And that makes all the difference.
We continue by offering a we-know-we've-had-our-dif-
ferences-but-good-work-anyway LAUREL to our friend
Joe Goldberg. This Tuesday, the UF University Curriculum
Committee agreed to extend drop/add to five days instead
of four in the coming semesters. Goldberg isn't actually on
the committee, but he was instrumental in bringing the issue
to the committee's attention.
"I learned about the policy because students, including
Joe Goldberg, alerted me to their concerns on this issue, and I
agreed with them," said UF Provost Janie Fouke.
But it seemed like Goldberg was avoiding taking credit for
the change. "She really kind of took it and ran with it... She
understood it was an important issue for students," he said.
This may actually be the first time in university history an
SG official hasn't tried to horn in on the good press.
We are officially shocked and awed.
And though it might pain us to say it, on this issue at least,
Goldberg has done a good job.
Next, we dispense an unmitigated we-know-your-moth-
er-taught-you-better-than-that DART to Jared Jacobson of
Gainesville for his involvement in the heartless theft of stereo
equipment from already deprived students.
On Feb. 2 and Feb. 14, more than 40 cars were burglarized
in Towne Parc, Regency Oaks and University Glades.
The apartment complexes are heavily student-occupied.
Police officers showed up at Jacobson's apartment try-
ing to get information about another suspect in the thefts.
Jacobson wasn't home, but his roommate let the police
inside. They discovered the stereo equipment inside the
apartment.
Apparently, Jacobson never learned the first rule of thiev-
ing: Don't keep stolen goods at home. Especially when your
roommate is trying to bust you.
On that note, we finish with a thanks-for-the-help
LAUREL to Jared Jacobson's roommate for, perhaps inadver-
tently, giving the police a lead on the burglary investigation.
We don't know what he was thinking when he invited the
police in, but we're glad he did.


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Harvard president didn't deserve scorn


Anyone wondering whether political correctness
stifles academic discourse needs to look no further
than the case of Larry Summers.
In 2001, Summers was tapped to become president of
Harvard University.
His resignation announcement earlier this week sig-
naled the end of one of the most nauseating chapters of
intellectual dishonesty in recent memory.
Summers was often known more for his trademark
lack of tact than his significant personal and academic
accomplishments.
It was this straightforwardness that so often put the
Harvard president in hot water. But it also underscored
the hypocrisy of American academia. At Harvard, the
very people who professed to be defenders of free speech
and academic inquiry condemned Summers,for his out-
spokenness and controversial viewpoints.
For example, there was the matter of Corel West,
a professor of African American studies and religion.
Shortly after Summers took over at Harvard, he chided
West for focusing more on producing a rap CD than on
producing genuine academic research. Summers also
suggested that there might be some degree of grade in-
flation in West's classes. At that time, more than half of
all grades received from Harvard were A's.
West's response?
He angrily left Harvard for Princeton, apparently un-
able to stomach even a modest reproach.
So much for constructive criticism.
In January 2005, Summers once again found himself
in the hornets' nest. At an economics meeting, Summers
suggested that innate statistical differences between men
and women might account for a greater proportion of
men in the upper echelons of science and engineering.
Summers was roundly and immediately criticized for


his remarks, despite the fact that
there is some empirical evidence
to support his idea.
He was also wrongly attrib-
uted as saying that all men have
a naturally higher aptitude for
Tom Durrenberger science and engineering than all
Editorial Notebook women. Because of this, he was
letters@alligafor.org branded a bigot and a sexist by
his intellectual colleagues.
But some in the Harvard com-
munity rose to his defense. When the Harvard Crimson
asked whether Summers' remarks were out of line, psy-
chologist Steven Pinker was incredulous,
"Good grief," he said. "Shouldn't everything be with-
in the pale of legitimate academic discourse...? That's the
difference between a university and a madrassah."
Pinker went on to say that Summers' hypothesis could
have been a justifiable topic at a psychology conference.
In trying to defend political correctness, many in aca-
demia forgot that the truth, by its very nature, can never
be insulting. The point isn't that Larry Summers was
never wrong, but that, often, there was the possibility
that he was actually right.
Summers' troubled presidency at Harvard is a strik-
ing example of how the academic climate in the nation's
leading universities stifles discourse. Larry Summers'
curiosity, impertinence and willingness to broach contro-
versy represents everything that is right with academia.
It is a shame that he was so ruthlessly silenced by those
who disagreed with him, and we are all worse off for it.
But the lesson of the Summers presidency remains
clear: In modern academia, as in Soviet Russia, the nail
that sticks up gets hammered down.
Tom Durrenberger is the Opinions Editor of the
Independent Florida Alligator.


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


The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150
words (about one letter-sized page). They must be typed, double-spaced and must include the
author's name, classification and phone number. Names will be withheld if the writer shows
just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to
letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257,
Gainesville, FL 32604-2257.Columns of about-450 words about original topics and editorial
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Today's question: Should pro-
testing at funerals be prohibited?


Thursday's question: Should
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Column

Protesting funerals a disturbing new trend for Kansas church


F ree speech can be a funny thing. It is one
of the most sacred principles our nation
is founded on, but more often than not,
it is utilized in disgusting ways. When this
happens, there is nothing that can be done,
as the Bill of Rights provides no guidelines for
speech in extremely poor taste.
One of the basest abusers of our national
right to free speech is Fred Phelps, a 76-year-
old preacher from Topeka, Kan. The leader
of the Westboro Baptist Church, Phelps has
focused his religious career around hate-
driven rhetoric against homosexuals. While
a Baptist preacher lambasting gays is far from
extraordinary, the lengths to which Phelps and
his congregation go would make the founding
fathers shake their heads.
The Westboro Baptist Church's primary
forums for protest are funerals. Throughout
the Midwest, wherever there is a prominent
mourning or death, Phelps and his congrega-
tion make their opinions known. The history
of this tasteless host includes the funerals of
Frederick Rogers and Coretta Scott King. The


group has also publicly criticized the victims of
the recent Sago Mine collapse in West Virginia.
What is Phelps' issue with these deceased in-
dividuals? That they in some way or another
supported homosexuality, if only by not join-
ing the congregation in their diatribes?
Protesting at the occasional prominent
figure's funeral or issuing statements follow-
ing any large-scale catastrophe in this nation
could be chalked up as publicity tactics for
this demented little group protesting Mr.
Rogers' funeral simply because they claim that:
"God hates fags" is inarguably ridiculous.
Regardless of the First Amendment, Fred
Phelps and his congregation have recently
crossed an inviolable line. They have begun
protesting at the funerals of soldiers who have
died in Iraq.
Not celebrities who have died of old age,
but young men and women who have met
their ends violently and tragically.
Carrying signs with cruel slogans such
as "Thank God for IEDs" and "Fag Army,"
Phelps' followers destroy what little closure


the family and friends
of our fallen soldiers
may have had. These
...' soldiers have done
S nothing less than
.. :f; make the ultimate
Scott Gilton sacrifice for our na-
Scott Strikes Back tion, only to come
home and have their
eers@alligaor.o funeral desecrated by
these lunatics.
Throwing insults
at funeral motorcades simply because the
deceased within were average, reasonable
Americans is very nearly the basest of human
indignities still legal in this nation. Not sur-
prisingly, 14 states throughout the region ter-
rorized by Phelps are attempting to put a stop
to his malice. Each state has either passed or is
reviewing legislation that bans protests within
a certain distance of active funerals.
Laws such as these seem to be constitu-
tionally invalid. The speech of Phelps and his
group could not even be deemed obscene un-


der current Supreme Court precedent.
What the Westboro Baptist Church does is
by no means acceptable. The behavior of the
organization infringes upon the decency of
Americans as a whole spraying politically
loaded speech over what should be a quiet,
private affair. It is times like these, when a very
small minority abuses its rights, that the same
rights become slowly curtailed for the sake of
society as a whole.
That members of any religious organiza-
tion would behave this way toward dead sol-
diers is disgusting. It seems that the members
of the Westboro Baptist Church have gotten so
caught up in their anti-homosexual fervor that
they have forgotten what the Bible promises
to individuals like themselves. When these
bigots age and die, there will be no protests.
Neither will there be the strumming of harps
or some ludicrous ray of light shining down
upon their corpses. If anything, it is likely that
a more incendiary experience awaits them.
Scott Gilton is a decision and information sci-
ences senior. His column appears on Fridays.


Letters to :- ,':
Swamp only represents Greek interests in SG election
It seems that your editorial board has missed an inter-
esting phenomenon concerning the upcoming elections.
The Swamp Party failed to slate a single freshman or
sophomore candidate that is not a member of a Greek-letter
organization. Nine of the eleven candidates come from the
Interfraterity Council and Panhellenic Council alone.
Does Swamp not feel freshmen or sophomores with-
out Greek letters are good enough to be in Student
Government? Or maybe those non-Greek candidates just
don't have houses that are willing to cut deals on their be-
half. Don't worry upperclassmen, there's not much hope
for you either. Fifteen of the 22 upperclassmen candidates
are Greek-affiliated as well.
Meanwhile, Swamp's message is to represent the stu-
dents; perhaps that was one of the lines they didn't mean to
copy and paste from the other party's platform.
This is all just politics as usual, though. The Greeks in
power are protecting their legacy positions and hiding
behind the face of John Boyles, a man masquerading as the
face of the average student.
Poor Mr. Boyles, it seems like your secret is out.
Andrew Marcus
4LS


Unite presidential candidate just a political opportunist
This Spring's SG election is about trust.
Jared Hernandez broke his promises to deliver parking
to the UF law school and true online voting to the students
of UF. Jared Hemandez has turned his back on virtually
every organization that he has been involved with, includ-
ing the Interfraternity Council, his law school mock trial
team and the Spanish American Law Student Association.
Jared's actions have proven that he will respectively bash,
abandon and abuse the funds of any group for his own
selfish means.
Each group has been burned by this political entrepre-
neur.
Don't let the students of this school be next.
Daniel Hobbs
Former Progress Senate candidate
2BA



UF administration doesn't care about parking woes
The recent discussions circulating among UF adminis-
tration regarding an across-the-board increase in parking
restrictions to 5:30 p.m., as well as discussion suggesting


the commuter lot become solely graduate/professional
parking, are endemic of the same cyclical issue: The ad-
ministration really doesn't care about the student opinion
on an issue that is universally frustrating, not just at UF but
on college campuses in general.
Of course, many of us have had to deal with the student-
directed unfriendliness or maybe just unfriendliness in
general of UF.Parking Services.
When you sell more than twice the number of decals
as spaces on campus, disaster is inevitable. However, the
problem is solvable. Instead of "strategic planning" involv-
ing new buildings and upgrading the Reitz Union, how
about following UCF's strategic plan and making parking
garages a priority?
Instead, our administrators would rather just increase
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being viewed positively by the student body.
I have faith that the Student Government executives
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376-4002 Pinetreegardens.com
4-26-72-2


I For Rent
S unfurnished

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-26-72-2


Near Scnool, Near lay
Y! Near PERFECT!
1BR/1BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
4-26-72-2 4-26-72-2


BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to OF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
4-26-72-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-6-168-2

SUN ISLAND
1.1 from $480.00 2.1 $530.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
www.sunisland.info
4-26-72-2

The Avenues across from UF
2/2's with W/D
Alarm, D/W, Parking
From $590 per BR suite. 371-0769
4-26-72-2

3BR's for Fall at UF
From $420 per BR suite
Vaulted ceilings, pets ok
Laundry on site. Micro
Open Weekends 371-7777
4-26-72-2

LIVE STUDY PLAY
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 fiats & 3BR/3BATownhomes
Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym,
Aerobics, W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms
*The Laurels, 335-4455*
4-26-72-2

NOW LEASING FOR FALL
1 br $609,2br $669, 3br $880
Great location Spacious Incl some utils
Alarms, Park FREE @ UF, Pets welcome
www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111
4-26-72-2


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1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers
3 Sublease 8 Electronics
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles
5 Real Estate 10 For Sale


11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services
12 Autos 17 Typing Services
13 Wanted 18 Personals
14 Help Wanted. 19 Connections


15 Services


20 Event Notices


21 Entertainment
22 Tickets
23 Rides
24 Pets
25 Lost & Found


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FRIDAY, FRBRUARY 24, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 9


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LOOKING-4-LUXURY??
UGE 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BATNHMS
NID* Alarm*Gated*Garages* Tanning
ENDLESS AMENITIES- private dog park
"REE Cable* Close to UF & SFCC
easing for Summer/Fall 377-2801
-26-72-2

**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats s* $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 00 $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $725/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft 0* $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 376-2507
4-26-72-2

THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
4-26-72-2

HUGE*AFFORDABLE*1,2 & 3BR
Starting at just $639
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Indiv lease & Util Avail
Call Now 377-7401*
4-26-72-2

CLOSE TO CAMPUS
Available now!
2BR/1BA Apt. $475
2BR/1.5BA Apt. $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, GONE!!
2BR/1BA only $675
Spacious floor plan, Quiet atmosphere
Move in TODAY! 376-1248
4-26-72-2


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

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


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

GIGANTIC
1, 2, & 3 BR flats w/porches
FREE Alarm, FREE Tanning, W/D
24hr Gym, PC Lab, Pool, w/Sundeck
Gated Entry* 372-0400
4-26-71-2

BIG LUXURY
2/2 Flats & 3/3 Townhomes w/Garage
FREE Tanning*FREE Alarms*W/D*
Cyber Cafe*Gated Entry*Screened Porches
24hr Gym & Sauna*Pool w/Sundeck
We Love Pets* ONLY 1.5 miles to UF
Now Leasing for Fall*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
Studios/1/2 BRs from $589
Central Air, Wood Floors.
Pets ok, Laundry on site.
Reserve for Fall 371-0769
4-26-69-2


U For Rent
unfurnished


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 Shands/Vet School/bus
lines edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
4-26-65-2

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

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

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

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

MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $405 per Bdrm
414'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!
1 BR/1BA;tile, W/D, dishwasher
1220 NW 1st Ave-Walk to UF!
.Call for pricing.Campus Realty 692-3800
2-20-20-2

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


-Q For Rent
1 unfurnished

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, 2BR apts
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

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

Walk to UF and Shands
S1BR/1BA$375-$475
2BR/1.5BA Townhouse
Washer/Dryer $575
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com
4-26-44-2

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

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


I1 :For Rent
U 1 unfurnished

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

***CONVENIENT NW 3BR HOME***
Close to everything. Updated w/new ap-
pliances. 1400 sq ft, W/D hk-ups. Quiet.
$850/mo. Avail now. 820 NW 29th PI. Call
214-9270 4-2640-2

4BR/2BA HOSE. MUST SEE!
Avail 8/1. New tile floors, W/D, fenced. 1.8
miles to UF No pets. 3532 NW 7th Ave.
$1250/mo. Call 373-1558 or 246-8645 3-
8-10-2

HISTORIC APARTMENTS DOWNTOWN
* 2.5 BR upper, hardwood floors, ceiling
fans, front and back porches. $750/mo.
* Efficiency $450/mo includes utilities. No
Dogs. First, last security. 378-3704.
3-31-21-2

****WALK TO UF****
Available now! One room in large house,
hardwood floors, ceiling fans, W/D. 5 blocks
from UF. Ample parking. $325/mo including
utilities. Call 352-283-5411 3-9-10-2


a Subleases -

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

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
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Subleases
OJ nly $300 a month!
1BR in 2/1 on NW'3rd Ave. Very close to
Spacious 1BR/BA in a 4BR/BA Aptartment campus. 954-258-8485 2-28-5-3


in The Landings on SW 13th ST. $360/mo
plus utils. Call Scott at 352-514-4356. Avail.
immediately. 3-9-41-3

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 3-8-35-3

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


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

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

FIRST MONTH FREE!
Madisonpointe.org; Avail. now.; 1br/Tif 729
sq ft; $679/mo + util W/D, alarm; on UF bus
route. Call Henry @ 305-815-6092 3-10-
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Oxford Manor. Summer sublease. Female
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Furnished $459/mo
utils incl. Great bus route. Call Shannon 407-
474-9241 2-24-2-3

Avail 3/1/06 pvt. bed/bth, office, screen
balcorjy, wid hkup, 2 pools, storage, walk-in
closets, furn. living rm/office, bus rte #16,
near campus & dwntwn 352-281-5281 3-
1-5-3

1BR/1BA @ Oxford Manor. Furnished, start-
ing May, lease renewal optional, $719/mo
w/o utilities and internet, 1 mi from campus.
Great amenities. Call 305-815-2456: 3-9-
10-3

1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA TREEHOUSE
VILLAGE. Ceiling fans, pets welcome. On
bus rte. $310/mo + $200 dep. Avail. March
11 t thru Aug. Call 352-682-6504. 3-3-6-3

Spacious 1BR/1BA. Pet friendly, close to
shopping, pool. Deposit already paid. $520/
mo Avail Mar 1 July 31. 561-253-4395 3-
2-5-3


01 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
3-2-35-4


Countryside Condo 2BR/2BA avail in Jan in
4BR/4BA. Ethernet & util. incl, W/D, nicely
furn. se6ure. 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 jokingg. 378-1304 2-24-20-4

ROOM AVAILABLE ASAP in 2/2 Vintage
View Condo. 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

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 stetent 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


al Roommates


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

$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, pgol, 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

Need Roommates! 4BR/2BA house $435
+ shared utilities. Fenced yard, DW, W/D,
close to campus available fall '06. Call
Marlana 727-510-5561 3-8-10-4

$300/mo util included & cable, internet. Must
be a student. Spanish Trace Apts. in Butler
Plaza. Call 283-2835 3-9-10-4


Real Estate


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

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


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


AND
UF
Visit
Today
Realty


*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

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


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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

2BR/2BA CONDO
in beautiful Treehouse Village.
Less than 2 mi from campus. Will sell
furnished. $115,900. Call Scott Hancock,
Campus-Realty for more info. 352-359-1678
3-29-20-5

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. WINTER
SEASON IS HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainrealty.com Call for
Free Brochure (800)841-5868. 2-24-1-5

MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GA. The Very Best
of Riverfront, Lakefront, Acreage Tracts,
Building Parcels From 1 to 195 Acres Direct.
From Owners (706)276-7773. 2-24-1-5

WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS North Carolina
Where there is: Cool Mountain Air, Views &
Streams, Homes, Cabins & Acreage. CALL
FOR FREE BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES (800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 2-24-1-5

LAND AUCTION 200 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down / E-Z Financing Free Catalog
(800)937-1603 WWW.LANDAUCTION.COM
2-24-1-5

North Carolina Gated Lakefront Community
1.5 acres plus, 90 miles of shoreline. Never
before offered with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing. Call (800)709-
5253. 2-24-1-5

NEW TO MARKET! DEEP WATER LOTS
Beautifully situated on 50 acres with 2,800
feet of magnificentfrontage on Battery Creek
in Beaufort, SC. Offering deep waterfront
dockable, tidal creek and privacy wooded
lots starting from $59,900 Call (877)929-
2837. 2-24-1-5

Waterfront Land Sale! Direct Waterfront
Parcels from only $9,900! 2 acres dockable
with Log Cabin Pkg. from $89,900! 4.5 acres
dockable waterfront only $99,900! All prop-
erties are new to the market! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext. 8. 2-24-1-5

MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA AAH COOL
SUMMERS MILD WINTERS Affordable
Homes & Mountain Cabins Land CALL FOR
FREE BROCHURE (877)837-2288 EXIT
REALTY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPERTIES
www.exitmurphy.com. 2-24-1-5

The Perfect Recreational / Investment
Tract 851 Acres in Beautiful South Georgia
Offering Divided or As a Whole Contact
PeachState at (866)300-7653 Visit www.rub
uyingrealestate.com GAL 2550. 2-24-1-5

WE BUY HOUSES FAST! NO EQUITY!
NO PROBLEM! Call Toll Free 24 Hrs. 1-
877-7BUY-FAST. www.8777buyfast.com.
2-24-1-5

Grand Opening! Wright's Creek, located
in the Florida panhandle. 3 acres, from
$27,900. Waterfront' lots from $49,900.
(866)888-7332, ext. 12. 2-24-1-5

EASTERN TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
HOMESITES Gated lakeside community. 1
to 5 acre wooded and lake view sites from
the $40s. Planned amenities. Minutes from
Chattanooga. Call today (866)292-5769
Gates-of the River. 2-24-1-5


Large Mtn. Land Bargains, High Elevation.
Adjoins Pristine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn. Views, Streams.
www.liveinwv.com. 2-24-1-5


NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres on mountain
top in gated community, view, trees, waterfall
& large public lake nearby, paved private
access, $119,500 owner (866)789-8535
www.NC77.com. 2-24-1-5


OCALA/ ORLANDO, FLORIDA AREA.
$15,000 DISCOUNT. 1.7- 21 Acres from
$149,900. Rolling hills, views, trails. Only
2 miles- 1-75. Discount ends 2/28. Broker/
Owner. (352)330-0022. 2-24-1-5


TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT RETREATS
Newly released lakefront, wooded and
mountain view sites. 5 to 50 estate acres
from the $39,990. 90 minutes to Nashville.
Don't miss the sunsets over the lake! Call
(866)339-4966. Eagles Ridge. 2-24-1-5


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA HOMESITES Own
a private mountain retreat. Gated riverfront
community. Stunning mountain views. 1 to 8
acres from the $60s. Four-season climate.
Call (866)292-5762. Bear River Lodge. 2-
24-1-5


Western New Mexico- 20 Acres Starting at
$39,990 Scenic region, Views, trees, rolling
hills, wildlife. Family retreat, hunting property
or year round home. Power, 100% financing.
NALC (866)365-2825.. 2-24-1-5


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WATERFRONT! 2 acres +/- $159,900
Gorgeous acreage, great views, pristin
shoreline & deep boatable water! Near Bat
NC. Enjoy access to ICW, Sound, Atlantic
Paved road, underground utilities, well water,
septic approved. Excellent financing. By ap
pointment only. Call now (800)732-6601 x
1497. 2-24-1-5

HORSE FARM LIQUIDATION 20 acres-
$59,900 Lush pastures, beautiful trout
stream, spectacular upstate NY setting! Ideal
summer home site! Terms avail! Call now!
(877)909-5263 www.upstateNYland.com
2-24-1-5

Log Home Auction Tallahassee, FL -. March
11th Tampa, FL March 12th. 26 New Log
Home Packages offered. One absolute..to
highest bidder! Package includes sub-floor,
logs, windows, doors, rafters, roofing...Daniel
Boone Log Homes (800)766-9474. 2-24-1-5

ROCKWOOD VILLAS
By owner. 3/3 townhouse on bus route.
Close to University & Mall. W/D, tile floor &
more. Very well maintained. Call now 305-
926-8120 3-9-10-5


*0 1 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


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


Parker Road Baptist
Church
300 SW 122nd St. G3ine3.ille,
FL 32607 Pastor Gordon Keller
j32 4991 9-45 Sunday School
Worship .? lam i 6 pm.
Wednesday Worsh.p i' 7p.n.
6 45pm southh WOWV

First Baptist Church
425 w. Lnin eislti Ate
Sunday: Rible Study 9:30 am,
Worship 11am.
3rojeFt '* Student Fellowship
6pm www.fbcgainesville.net





Christian Study Center
of Gainesville
Offering classes, lectures, cin-
emar reading groups, and more.
Home of Pascal's coffee house.
Monday-Friday 7:30-Midnight
112 NW 16th St.-379-7375
For more information visit
www.christianstudycenter.org


Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church
100 NE First Street
Sunday Services, Holy Communion
8am, 10:30am.
Education Hour 9:15am.
Holy Communion 6pm.
Wednesday Service 12:15pm.
Healing and Holy Communion.






Lubavitch Jewish
Student Center
Your home away from home.
Friday Night Livel
Services & Shabbat Dinner.
Spring Semejter 7:30 pm.
352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave.
www.JewishGator.com
(5 blocks north of the stadium) I

Hillel Jewish Student
Center
This Shabbat, do it Jewishl
Join us every Friday night at
6:30 pm. Your choice of student-
led services: Orthodox, Con-
servative and Reform, followed
by a free glatt Kosher Shabbat
dinner We also serve the only
daily gourmet Kosher lunch and
dinner in Gainesville. Join us
for great food, Shabbat, Jewish
Programs and more...











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First Lutheran Church
1801 NW 5th A'.e Liturgical
Ser.-ice at 3:30am and 1 1am.
Upbeat Praise Service it 11am.
Sunday Free Lunch for college
students. ww% flngainEs'illle.com

Abiding Savior Lutheran
Church
Abiding Sior Lutheran Church
invmtes you it attend the Iew
Saturday evening Contemporary
Ser..ce at 7:00pm FuLL hour of
uong and prayer that you can re.
late to! 9700 W. Newberry Road,
3314409



The Family Church
The Family Church is a
nondenominational,
multi-cultural Christian Church
with great music, relevant mes-
sages, casual dress, and
friendly people. Service times
are Saturdays at 7pm and Sun-
days at 10am. 2022 SW 122nd
Street, Gajnes ille. For info on
college career happenings visit
www.origins242.com
Call 352-332-6459
for more info. ext.19

University City
Church of Christ
www.gatorsforchrist.org.
College Ministry meets at
University City Church.
Bible Study Sunday at 9:30am
and Wednesday 7pm.





University United
Methodist Church
Weiley Foundat;r, Meeting @
Presbyterian Church 1402 W.
Univ. Ave. Unit #2
Sunday Worship 10:30am &
Contemporary 7:30 pm
For more info: 372-8183 or.
myuumc.com

Grace United Methodist
Church
Blended service Sunday 11:15am
Contemporary: Sunday 9:15am
and Saturday 7:00pm
9325 W Newberry Rd (past mall)
www.gracefl.org 332-8770





Presbyterian It Disciples
of Christ Student Center
Open, inrmirini and spiriir ally
diverse. Holistic Worship on Sun-
days at 7pm and $1 homecooked
suppers on Wednesdays at 6:30
pm. 1402 W. University Ave.
376.-7539, w.=, > p, .:.sc ,rl
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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 352-377-9846
4-26-72-6
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can-deliver. 352-372-8588 4-26--
72-6
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6
Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
4-26-72-6
BRAND NEW FURNITURE
****Shop On-line@*00
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


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

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

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

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

Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 4-26-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders; 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
264-9799 4-26-72-6
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW"
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-26-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846.4-26-72-6

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

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

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

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

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


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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 C BEDS e FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used 0 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 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


* Computers







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







8-16-89-7

Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. Ne(-aiting/
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


S OBicycles

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


I For Sale


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

METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free (888)393-0335. 2-24-
1-10

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do yot- $800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 2-24-1-10

Local Vending Route! All Brands, Soda,
Snack, .Pastry, Water, Juices, Great
Equipment. Non-Retail Locations. Financing
Available w/$7,500 Down. (877)843-8726
(BO#2002-037). 2-24-1-10


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Autos


StHelp Wanted
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WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy Direct and
Save! Full Body units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL TODAY!
(800)842-1305 www.np.etstan.com. 2-24-
1-10

BUILDING SALE! "Beat Next Increase!"
20x26 Now $4200. 25x30 $5800: 30x40
$9200. 40x60 $14,900. Extensive range
of sizes and models. Front end optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422. 2-24-1-10

New- Prepaid adult internet access cards.
$20 card 30 dayaccess unlimited $5 card 3
day access unlimited. No credit card needed.
1st only Email intcard123@hotmail.com for
order & payment instructions. 3-2-5-10

CAMERA EQUIPMENT
Nikon FG with flash attachment and manual;
Sigma 28mm, f/2.8; Nikon 50mm, f/1.8;
Quanteray zoom lens (80-200), f/3.8; Kalimar
UV filter. $275 for all. 395-4111 2-28-3-10


i Motorcycles, Mopeds


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

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


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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.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

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


1997 Suzuki'500 GSE.
Blue, approx. 16k 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
- $'200. Looks good, runs great! 19k miles.
Emai! coynelawrence@communicomm.com
for PDF. 386-266-7330 2-27-5-11
HOMNDA 250 REBEL
New paint, seat, tire, 13k miles. Just ser-
viced. Very clean. Excellent beginner bike.
Looks like small Harley. Only $1495. Call
262-4673 3-3-7-11
2003 YAMAHA ZUMA
For sale. New battery, new brakes, new
grips, new mirrors, new seat! Great condi-
tion, runs great! $1200/OBO. Call Sydney:
239-404-7484 3-1-5-11
For Sale Verucci x7 2005 Motorcycle. Runs
great. Brand new. I am moving. Asking
$1200 or best offer. Call 352-226-6863 or
352-495-7360. 3-9-10-11

Honda Elite Scooter 125 cc
Less than 3000 miles. $1000. Call 352-466-
9247. 2-28-3-11


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

CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
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

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 0 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
*GET A 3 DAY, 2 NIGHT VACATION*
Ask for details 338-1999 4-26-62-12


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PONTIAC SUNFIRE SE 1997
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/OBO. email: metric13@ufl.edu pic/info
2-28-5-12

MAZDA MIATA 1990
Great condition! $3000. 772-519-4759 3-
1-5-12

OLDSMOBILE 1986
Cutlass Ciera. Clean fair condition, A/C
$1100.376-6265. 3-3-6-12
IMMACULATE 2005 Hyundai Elantra. Still-
under warranty, power locks & windows, CD
player & cruise control. Priced @ $11,600.
($1600 BELOW BLUEBOOK) Call 828-215-
3532 MUST SELL! 3-3-6-12"-


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

DEMO HOMESITES WANTED NOW! For
the NEW Kayak Pool! The On-Ground
Pool with In-Ground Features! Unique
Opportunity. SAVE $$. Call (866)348-7560
FREE ESTIMATES! Financing. 2-24-1-13


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 TOWORK 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 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-26-72-14

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
We need Paid Survey Takers inrGainesville.
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 commitment.
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
*$2,100
*Co-Ed Camp
OSeven weeks
ORoom and Board Included

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

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Earn between $12-$20/hrI Gatorfood.com.
Great Opportuntiy. For info contact Jason
379-3663 3-10-44-14v


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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 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


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



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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Pamela

Denise Ware


Black Female
39 years old (04/15/66)
4'10, 140 LBS.,
black hair, brown eyes

Wanted for:
Grand theft III and worthless
check x2.



ALACHUA COUnty


CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP


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.
EOEAAIMFDV
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
Sprep. Applicants must be 21 years old
Sby 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





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PARIDIGM


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


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
e-mail. 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
Swww.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. 3-10-20-14

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

Clubhouse Grill
Hire waitstaff -Mostly nights
Accepting applications
between 2-4 weekdays 5112 NW 34th St.
(Across from theYMCA) 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

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.
3-23-20-14

$50+/hour. Tutor 2nd yr Chem. Engineer
student in Computer Model Formulation
COT3502 & Elem Trans Phenom ECH3264.
321-243-8382 or chico3440@hotmail.com
3-2-10-14

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

My Mom makes $800-$1000/wk part-time
helping people save money on their benefits.
Commissions, Residuals, Benefits. 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
331-0260 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

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-
1508X110. 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

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

EVENTS SUPERVISORS!I
Pt supervisors needed. Days, nights, week-
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd job! Apply
at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport
Shop. 352-375-4683 x 6500 3-3-7-14

WAREHOUSE MANAGER!!
FT Manager needed. Fast paced job with
great benefits. Ideal candidate should be
well organized, warehouse exp. helpful but
not necessary. Apply at Concessions Office,
South End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,
next to Gator Sport Shop 352-375-4683
x6500 3-3-7-14


HORSE-SITTER/OVER-NIGHT HOUSE-
SITTER. Grooming & stall cleaning, mostly
weekends, some exp w/horses necessary.
High Springs area. Call 352-317-1892.
William Dooley Saddlebreds. 2-27-3-14


Data manipulation/entry-with other office
duties. Seeking 1-PT (Morning hours), 1-FT.
Starting $8/hr. Fast paced laid back office E
mail resume BURGREENENTINC@aol.com
or Fax 352-375-2474 3-1-5-14


WEB GURU NEEDED Experience in
HTML, PHP, SQL & Graphic Design a must!
Call Jeff today 352-692-4343 or-e mail
BURGREENENTINC@aol.com 3-1-5-14


SUMMER JOBS starting at $200 per week
with room and board included. Work at one
of the of the University of Florida's four recre-
ational overnight camps located throughout
the state. Staff have no cabin responsibilities
and most weekends off. University of Florida
4-H Summer Staff are involved in teaching
canoeing, team sports, arts/crafts, swimming
and environmental education. We're looking
for ENERGETIC, CREATIVE & MATURE
persons to help lead these youth at these fa-
cilities. Apply online at www.Florid4h.org and
click on 4-H Campus. EOE/AA. 1-23-1-14


Friendly, energetic, clerical staff needed for
front counter. 2 part time positions avail.
Tues/Thurs, eves/wkends & Mon thru Thurs
days. Email resume to:
kristy.sporrer@kaplan.com 2-27-3-14


SERVERS
Only apply in person @ The Sovereign
Restaurant after 2pm at the service en-
trance. 12 SE 2nd Ave. 2-27-3-14


KNOW A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?
Make extra cash! Use your skills & make a
profit with www.jobcash.com 3-3-5-14


TEACHER'S AIDE PT OR FT
Req 60 college credits; Facilities Maint. PT,
Teacher. Einstein Charter School 335-4321
x 6. 2-27-3-14.


$$ DRIVERS NEEDED. GREAT PAY &
BENEFIT PACKAGE. CDL-A Req, Min. age
21 yrs. STUDENTS WELCOME. CYPRESS
TRUCK LINE (877)467-5663. 2-24-1-14


Driver- NOW HIRING QUALIFIED DRIVERS
for Central Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker, no hazmat,
no pumps, great benefits, competitive pay
& new equipment. Need 2 years experience.
Call Bynum Transport for your opportunity
today. (800)741-7950. 2-24-1-14


"NOW HIRING 2006" AVERAGE POSTAL
EMPLOYEE EARNS $57,000/YR Minimum
Starting Pay $18.00/hr. Benefits/Paid
Training and Vacations No Experience
Needed (800)584-1775 Ref #5600. 2-24-
1-14


CHILDCARE NEEDED
for 11 & 14 year olds. After school Mon 2-5
PM & Thurs. 5:30-10:00 PM. Some trans-
portation necessary. No homework. Call
377-8431. 2-28-3-14


WEB/ GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERT
Local Online Travel Agency. Must know php,
sql, html, css! Comp. pay. Flex sched. 30 hrs/
wk. Call Adrian (305) 851-8232. 3-2-5-14


SECRETARY-'
Gatorfood.com is looking for personable
responsible, enthusiastic, fun people.
Customer svc. exp helpful. For more info
Call Meghan 379-3663. 3-10-11-14


CLASSIC CARWASH
now hiring guys + gals. PT/FT positionsr,
including detailers). 3010 SW Archer Rd.
374-9227. 3-2-5-14


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SHelp Wanted Services


..GAINSVl t..E
Health&Fitness
CENTER
Get The IMost Out Qf Life.
Join one of the
Leading Fitness Teams in the Nationl

We are now hiring for the
following positions:

Floor Instructor
Housekeeping
Kids Club Attendant
Receptionist

Apply at the
Gainesville Health & Fitness Center
4820 Newberry Road

Deadline February 28, 2006
2-24-1-14

CHILDREN'S/ MATERNITY STORE
Part-time customer svc. help needed. Must
have retail exp. Must work with w/children.
Weecycle 5240 NW 34th St. 352-376-2212.
3-2-5-14


mI Services

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

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

HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079.4-26-72-15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities: quality instruction.
15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762. Greathouse
Equest-Nn Center. 4-26-62-15


MATH TUTOR
7 years of experience. BS in Engineering,
UF English/Spanish. Call Francisco @ 352-
494-8582 Sliding Scale Rates. 2-27-20-15

African Hatian Style Dancing
Sun, Mon, Tues. Ages 19-45 $40/mo.
25 hrs/night. Help lose weight & feel great.
Call 352-333-9671 for locations and info.
May require future performances
2-27-15-15

TENNIS RACKET STRINGING
Fast Service Close to UF
Westside Park Tennis 376-8250 2-28-
16-15

MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
Lots of experience. PhD in Mathematical
Physics. $15/hr. email Andrew:
whimbrel@bellsouth.net 3-2-15-15

DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc.
Only one signature required! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce, LLC. Established
1977. 2-24-1-15

ARRESTED? All Criminal Defense
Felonies...Misdemeanors, State or Federal
Charges, Parole...Probation, DUI...Traffic
Tickets, Bond Reduction. PRIVATE
ATTORNEYS STATEWIDE 24 HOURS
A-A-A ATTORNEY REFERRAL SERVICE
(800)733-5342. 2-24-1-15

EARN DEGREE online from home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal, *Computers *Criminal
Justice. Job Placement. Computer provided.
Financial aid if qualify. (866)858-2121 www.o
nlinetidewatertech.com. 2-24-1-15

IMMEDIATE CASH!!! US Pension Funding
pays cash now for 8 years of your future
pension payments. Call (800)586-1325 for a
FREE, no-obligation estimate. www.uspensi
onfunding.com. 2-24-1-15


ANONYMOUS
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
352-372-1664 www.breadroses.com
4-26-72-16

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
-378-9191
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2006


ALLIGATOR
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Noah's status unclear for Alabama


* DONOVAN BLAMED UF'S
LACK OF EXPERIENCE FOR
CLOSE LOSSES.

By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

His face resembled someone who
had just gone 15 rounds in a prizefight,
rather than 38 minutes in a college bas-


ketball game.
His face was bleeding, his lip was cut
and his tooth was lying on the floor in
front of him. UF power forward Joakim
Noah could handle no more. And it
remains to be seen if he will be able to
handle anymore in the near future.
Noah underwent surgery late
Wednesday night to stitch up his lip
and to fix the displaced tooth. He will
be questionable when the reeling No. 12
Gators travel to face Alabama (15-10, 8-


UF's Corey Brewer loses control of the ball as Tennessee guard C.J. Watson
pressures him during the Gators' loss to the Vols on Wednesdsay night.


Men's basketball
South Carolina 47
Georgia 48

Villanova (2) 74
Cincinnati 72


EThe UF softball, men's and
women's golf and women's tennis
teams will all be on the road this
weekend. For complete coverage
visit the alligatorSports Web site.


5 Southeastern Conference) on Sunday
afternoon.
"I don't know where he's at right
now," said UF coach Billy Donovan on
Thursday. "He had some surgery yester-
day. I have not yet seen him today.
"Everything went well in terms of
getting his tooth put back in place. I
think a lot is going to depend on how
the healing process goes. No one has
said to me he can or cannot play."
UF hasn't lost three straight games
since January 2002, when Georgia,
Arkansas and Kentucky handed the
Gators consecutive defeats.
All three of those losses came by 5
points or less, including one in overtime
- a sting the Gators felt again after their
4-point loss at Arkansas on Saturday fol-
lowed by their fall to No. 10 Tennessee
by 4 at home on Wednesday.
This season, UF (22-5,8-5 SEC) hasn't
lost a game by more than 6 points, and
four of its five defeats have come in the
losing seconds of games. Donovan has
blamed UF's lack of experience as the
reason why the Gators haven't been able
to get the job done in dutch situations.
"Based on what do we deserve to win
those games?" Donovan said. "Based on
what? Three, four sophomores and a
freshman? That doesn't give us a right."
He also said that sophomores
Taurean Green and Corey Brewer
couldn't be expected to handle the
pressures that come along with dose
ballgames, simply because they haven't
been in those specific situations before.
"There's not a magic formula that
says, all of a sudden, Taurean Green
has 30 experiences under his belt at the
point guard position with the score tied
with 25 seconds," Donovan said. "It's
happened to him two times in his entire
career. Why would anyone expect that
he's going to have that level of experi-
ence and know exactly what to do?
"Why would Corey Brewer, as a
sophomore? It's the first time he's ever
inbounded the ball with 20 seconds to
go against pressure his entire career,"
Donovan said. "How can I expect him
not to make a mistake?"
And with the conference and NCAA
tournaments rapidly approaching, the
question that remains to be answered is:
Will the Gators handle such a situation
differently the next time around?
"I don't know if they will," Donovan
said. "Like I said, we have to go through
this ... I'm not really concerned. For
me, it's about the growth and develop-
ment of our team and our kids getting
better."


E 1993: The UF men's basketball team
made the largest second-half comeback in
school history, erasing an 18-point deficit to
defeat South Carolina 80-73 on the road in
Columbia.


LaPorta may


miss tourney
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Writer _-

Matt LaPorta is excited about the opportunity to
face his good friend, Missouri pitcher Max Scherzer,
when Scherzer takes the mound against the No. 1
Gators tonight.
"I talked to him two nights ago," LaPorta said.
"He was just telling me he was going to come at
me. He said, want to see if you can hit my fastball
- power vs. power and see who wins.'"
But the friends will have to wait to find out, as
LaPorta will likely not be in the lineup against the
Tigers. The UF slugger is listed as day-to-day with a
strained oblique, an abdomen muscle.
After experiencing some soreness last weekend
against Miami, he decided to play Wednesday night
against Florida A&M. Though LaPorta belted a
grand slam against the Rattlers, he was taken out of
the game after three innings.
"I took [batting practice], and I felt all right, and I
was like, T'llbe all right as long as I don't swing and
miss at one,"' LaPorta said. "Sure enough, I swung
and missed."
If LaPorta is unable to go, UF coach Pat McMahon
will replace him in the lineup with
sophomore Bryson Barber, junior
( to~. r Austin Pride or freshman Cody
Ra '0 ibal Neer, depending on matchups.
With or without LaPorta,
tonight's game against No. 12
Missouri (4-2) kicks off the Pepsi Baseball Classic
for the Gators, who are hosting the tournament at
McKethan Stadium through Sunday.
On Saturday, UF will face Ohio State before play-
ing Wake Forest (3-3) on Sunday.
The tournament will provide the Gatocr'with
preparation for the postseason, McMahon said.
"That, by design, is exactly our intent," he said.
"The intent for the tournament is kind of twofold.
It is also for our great fans to see three outstanding
programs and the University of Florida in a tourna-
ment environment."
Scherzer, who played with UF catcher Brian
Jeroloman, shortstop Adam Davis and LaPorta on
the U.S. Junior National Team, is considered one of
the top pitching prospects in the country by major
league scouts.
"He's a bulldog on the mound. He's a great
pitcher," said Jeroloman, who caught for Scherzer.
"The difference between him and other pitchers is
that he has the ability to throw the ball hard in the
strike zone. He can locate his stuff very well. And
that is why he is on the team because he can rear
back and throw 99 [mph] whenever he wants."
With rain in the forecast, the weather could have
a serious impact on the tournament. Should some
games be postponed, travel schedules could make it
difficult to fit in all of them.
Weather permitting, the Gators are also faced
with the challenge of playing three different teams
in three days.
S"We're just considering it like a regular week-
end," Jeroloman said. "We're playing it Friday-
Saturday-Sunday."




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16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2006


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UF aims to recover against Vols


* THE GATORS HAVE LOST 12 CONSECUTIVE
GAMES TO NO. 5 TENNESSEE.

By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org

They were on top of the women's college basketball
world for all of 70 hours.
Now they're right back in the middle of the pack.
Eight days after the UF women's basketball team
pulled off the biggest win in school history, defeat-
ing then-No. 2 Louisiana State on Senior Night in the
O'Connell Center, the Gators again must prove them-
selves following a devastating loss.
UF (19-7, 7-6 Southeastern Conference) will travel
to play No. 5 Tennessee (24-3, 10-2 SEC) on Sunday at
a 3 p.m., for its final game of the regular season.
On Sunday, Auburn, a team that lost to LSU by 27
points and currently owns a 4-8 SEC record, defeated
the visiting Gators, 73-58.
UF learned from that loss and will take hard-earned
lessons into Knoxville.
"We can't take teams for granted, and we have to
fight hard for the whole 40 minutes," said guard Sha
Brooks, a Jackson, Tenn., native.
With a week to prepare, the Gators claim to be
ready for Tennessee's level of competition, but ending
a 12-game losing streak to the Volunteers will take a
near-perfect game.
"We have to play just as well as we played against
LSU," Brooks said. "We can't make a lot of mistakes.
We can't turn the ball over. We have to play very well
to beat Tennessee."
UF almost ended the losing skid last year, falling
to the Volunteers 91-82 in overtime at the O'Connell
Center.
The loss proved to be the highlight of the Gators'
season. The final few minutes of regulation in that
game were projected on a screen for fans at October's
Midnight Madness event, the Gators' season-opening
showcase.
%h*ile the Gators could not win the big game last
season, they have proved that they can this year. UF
defeated then-No. 18 Temple on the road and Florida
State at home during the nonconference season.
Capped by the LSU win, the Gators now have the
confidence that their best game can match or better
Tennessee's.
"It made us realize that no matter who we play, we
can win," Brooks said. "No matter what the team is,
whether it's LSU or Tennessee."


Against Auburn, UF realized that no matter which
team it plays, a loss is also possible.
"That focus, and I think that emotional high that
you get on, it's hard to change gears and get back and
get prepared for that next game, no matter who it is
that you play," UF coach Carolyn Peck said. "It's my
hope that we've learned from that."


Sha Brooks handles the ball during UF's loss to Geor-
gia on Jan. 29. Brooks and the Gators will try to avoid
a similar fate against No. 5 Tennessee on Sunday.


Morrison leads


team into SECs


By ALEX WEINTRAUB
Alligator Writer

For 10-time All-America Mike Morrison, there
will be unfinished business to attend to at the
Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field
Championship this weekend.
Morrison, the reigning SEC-indoor high jump
champion, will look to defend his long jump title-as
well as pick up another-in the meet that begins
today and runs through Sunday at the O'Connell
Center.
More than 500 of the SEC's best athletes are ex-
pected to participate in the meet.
"I want to win both the high and the long [jumps]
and place in the 55-meters," Morrison said. "But basi-
cally, I want to do as well as I can
R-4 for the team. I've been plagued at
4. this meet before, but this year I've
Track & Field got it together, so I can win both
my events."
UF coach Mike Holloway
knows just how important Morrison's success could
be for the entire team.
"He's our inspirational leader," Holloway said.
"He posts big marks in the long and high jump, and
it gets our guys going. He wants to win. He's a com-
petitor. When he walks away from an event, he wants
to win it. That's what's great about Mike Morrison."
The UF women will look to rebound from some
heavy adversity this season. Injuries and a few early
defections from last year's team have made this sea-
son a tough one for the Gators, who are used to being
ranked among the top in the SEC.
"We're going to have to fight hard and have every-
one up to compete," UF women's coach Tom Jones
said. "Everyone's kind of healthy right now. But
unfortunately, you can't make up fitness, and that's
where we are behind."
But injuries or not, the Gators aren't looking to
make any excuses.
"I've had a couple of hip injuries this year," said
junior walk-on Candace Cabey. "I got treatment, and
I'm doing better. I don't have any injuries right now,
and I don't expect it to stop me at the meet."


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