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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 111


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We Inform. You Decide.


BOYLES SWAMPS UNITE


By WARREN KAGARISE
Alligator Staff Writer
wkagarise@alligator.org

T LOOKS LIKE THE RETURN OF
POLITICS AS USUAL, AT LEAST
FROM THE STANDPOINT OF
THE DEFEATED UNITE PARTY.
AFTER WEEKS OF CAMPAIGNING
WITH THE PROMISE TO END
POLITICS AS USUAL, THE PARTY'S
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE,
JARED HERNANDEZ WAS
DELIVERED A RESOUNDING
DEFEAT EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING. IN THIS YEAR'S
STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTION.
"That's how it is," he said with a blank
expression to his gathered family and
friends. His girlfriend, former Student
Body President Nikki huddled at his side.
United they fell.
John Boyles, a longtime student sena-
tor, picked up the office that Hernandez
could not. With 55 percent of the vote,
Boyles and his Swamp Party running mate
Lydia Washington, will ascend to Student
Government's two highest positions this
May.
"I'm absolutely amazed," an exhili-
rated Boyles said after the results were an-
nounced to the raucous crowd.
Hernandez's running mate, Gators line-
backer Brandon Siler, who was added to
the ticket with great fanfare, was defeated
as well. Hernandez and Siler received 44
percent of the vote.
The election brought more than 10,000
voters to the polls during two days of vot-
ing.
The three-way race for Student Body
treasurer was less clear cut. There will be a
runoff between Ryan Moseley, the Swamp
candidate, and Lola Bovell, the Unite can-
didate.
Independent candidate Susan Henriques
nabbed 23 percent of the vote, pushing the
race into a runoff. Despite her landslide
loss, Henriques did not walk away empty-
handed early Thursday morning: She
worked hard to write, an initiative to allow
Internet voting in SG elections.
That initiative, which passed with an
overwhelming 85 percent of the vote,
would allow students to vote from any
computer connected to the Internet, instead


Joakim Noah erupted for a
career-high 37 points and sank a
UF-record 19 free throws as the
Gators defeated Georgia 77-66 on
Wednesday night. The sophomore's
father and grandfather made the
trip overseas to watch Noah play
in UF's final home game of the
season. See stories, pg. 24.


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Swamp Party President John Boyles and Vice President Lydia Washington celebrate their victory at the Orange & Brew on Wednes-
day night after waiting an hour delay in the election results.


of the few on-campus computers under
the current system if the SG Supervisor of
Elections allows it.
Most of the 43 Senate seats being con-
tested 33 of them went Swamp's way. A
handful 11 seats was captured by Unite.
There willbe a runoff election for one of the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seats.
There was a recount for one of the graduate
student seats.
The results were not announced until af-
ter 1 a.m.'Thursday. After a night of rumors
of recounts and runoffs, only two races will
last another week, as Swamp and Unite
supporters fight to elect their treasurer can-'
didate and the contested Senate seat.
Midnight was long past, but the tense
crowd waiting outside the Reitz Union
was impatient. The results were 10 min-
utes late, then 20. Student Body President
Joe Goldberg, his collar open and his face
sweaty, mounted the stage. He said the re-


suits would be announced at 1 a.m. A groan
rose and fell through the crowd of at least
350 strong.
Gossip swirled: the election was too
close to call, the Unite Party had engineered
a sweep, the Swamp Party had won, there
was a recount in progress.
In the end, the late announcement was
due to an Acceleration Data Works repre-
sentative arriving late to the Reitz Union
counting room. Also late was SG Supervisor
of Elections Erika Kane.
With no official word from Kane, the
crowd filed back into the Orange & Brew.
The Orange & Brew, the watering hole
that serves as election night headquarters
for the SG races, overflowed with students
wearing opposing Swamp blue and Unite
red T-shirts.
Win or lose, the evening was largely one
of celebration for the parties' candidates
and supporters. Swamp Party supporters,


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candidates
Tony Domenech
and Jeanna
Mastrodicasa dis-
agree on whether
GRU should build
a new coal plant.
See story, pg. 8


naturally, spent the early evening at The
Swamp restaurant across from campus
then hauled themselves to the Orange &
Brew around 11. Their Unite counterparts
showed up earlier, forming .a long line for
beer and Starbucks coffee. Blue Moon, a
Belgian wheat beer, was the most popular
alcoholic beverage of the night, an Orange
& Brew employee said.
Wednesday capped off an election sea-
son that never seemed to energize students
until the first day of voting, when 5,119 vot-
ers headed to the polls.
Despite widespread problems with vot-
ing software and poll workers who were
unsure with the technology used in SG's
new intranet voting system on the first
day of voting, the process was smooth
Wednesday.
Alligator Writers Alejandra Cancino,
Lyndsey Lewis, Bridget Carey and David Cohen
contributed to this report.


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Reitz Union Colonnade,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Career Resource Center
hosts job fair for students
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Mayor recieves e-mail threat from homeless man


* A GPD REPORT SAYS THE E-MAIL INDICATES
THAT THE MAN MAY BE MENTALLY UNSTABLE.

By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
Alligator Writer
srodriguez@alligator.org

A homeless man was arrested for threatening to hurt
people if the mayor did not place him in a witness protec-
tion program.
Karlo Andrew Laforteza, 26, sent Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan a threatening e-mail Sunday and entered City
Hall on Monday in an attempt to speak to her, according to
a report from Gainesville Police Department.
However, the nature of the e-mail sent to Hanrahan indi-
cates that Laforteza is possibly mentally unstable, according
to the report.
"It is possible that he is mentally ill, but GPD is not con-
centrating on that," said GPD spokesman Sgt. Keith Kameg.
"We just want to make sure no one gets hurt."


In the e-mail, Laforteza wrote that he sent various e-mails
to a Gainesville FBI agent because he said he was being ha-
rassed and needed assistance.
"The situation is race related, and I will be retaliating
against- the white people of your com-
munity," Laforteza wrote to Hanrahan. "I
Seed protective custody immediately."
SLaforteza wrote that the agent had not
responded to him in months and that he
needs to be somewhere safe.
Laforteza also wrote that the FBI agent
dismissed his case as a psychiatric prob-
lem and that he tried contacting all pos-
Hanrahan sible authorities.
"I am not being impatient and or exaggerating the ha-
rassment I am enduring," Laforteza wrote, adding that he
might be "forced to resort to violence."
Laforteza was charged with extortion and threats and is
being held at the Alachua County Jail on a $15,000 bond.
State Attorney's Office spokesman Spencer Mann said
Hanrahan does not usually receive such threats.


ON CAMPUS

Students graze at healthy VegFest


RACHELANDERSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

Tim Tracy might think twice the
next time he pours milk into a bowl
of cereal.
A business and philosophy fresh-
man, Tracy was one of more than
600 people who stopped by VegFest
2K6 on the Plaza of the Americas on
Wednesday afternoon.
Animal Activists of Alachua, a UF
club funded by Student Government,
sponsored Gainesville's fourth annu-
al celebration of plant-based eating.


Everyone was treated to fresh
fruit and vegetables, as well as meat-
free and dairy-free meals donated by
local restaurants and vendors.
A former high school football
player and wrestler, Tracy said he
was interested in what guest speaker
Kenneth Williams had to say about
alternative ways of getting protein
and calcium.
America's first professional,
vegan bodybuilding champion and a
former pro football player, Williams
said he eats five or six times a day to
refuel his system.


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Torren Hoyord and Jason Henry prepare food Wednesday for the Animal
Activists of Alachua's annual VegFest 2K6 on the Plaza of the Americas.


But as a vegan, he doesn't eat
meat, dairy products or even drink
milk.

"You can combine all the
wars this world has had all
the deaths and heart dis-
ease is still number one."
Kenneth Williams
Professional, vegan bodybuilding
champion

"Dairy is so toxic to the body
because of what they do to the
animals," he said, adding that com-
mercial milk, with all of the steroids,
pesticides and chemicals, is harmful
to calves.
Williams gets his protein from
natural sources such as nuts, tofu
and spirulina a microalgae that
produces 20 times as much protein
as soybeans.
Tracy, a member of the Army.
ROTC, said he had never thought
of the idea.
"You always just assume you can
get [protein] from milk and animal
products," he said.
Williams became a vegan six
years ago, and the decision changed
his life. He now travels the country
as a spokesman for In Defense of
Animals, an international organiza-
tion that fights animal exploitation.
He said he hopes students will

research whtt he tells them, adding
that it is for their own good.
"You can combine all the wars
this world has had all the deaths,"
Williams said, "and heart disease is
still number one."
Amy Horstmeyer, president of
Animal Activists and an art educa-
tion senior, said she became a vegan
three years ago after reading a book
about animal liberation.
"We're just trying to build aware-
ness of vegetarianism and vegan-
ism," she said.
Tyler Bannon, a UF freshman
majoring in business administra-
tion, said he enjoys "eating meat
and drinking milk" and will never
become a vegan.
"I guess I can sacrifice a few
years," he said.


"We'll receive police reports on the case and we'll prepare
for trial," Mann said. "We're going to call in witnesses and
take sworn testimonies."
Mann said the State Attorney's Office deals with thou-
sands of cases where mental issues arise and does not know
if there are any in Laforteza'a case.
"If there are, we will review it like other mental and com-
petency cases," Mann said.
Mann also said he did not know of any prior incidents
dealing with Hanrahan and Laforteza.
Laforteza wrote that he was close to hurting people be-
cause he could not tolerate being harassed any longer.
"[I] just want somewhere to go where I can wait quietly
and have minimal contact with the public until the FBI gets
to my case," Laforteza wrote.
However, Hanrahan said she did not meet Laforteza and
has no way of knowing his medical status.
"His threats were frightening and unreasonable,"
Hanrahan said. "Even if you feel like you're in danger, it
doesn't make sense that you would feel the need to harm
people."




UF hangs back


on research team

By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Alligator Writer
jrichards@alligator.org

UF and other research powerhouses are lukewarm
on a proposal by Florida Atlantic University to bring
the state's universities together for collaboration
alongside a California-based biotechnology giant.
.The state board that oversees the research giant,
Scripps Research Institute, meets today.
Scripps, which recently received a land grant
on FAU's Jupiter campus, works with universities
and corporations in the biotechnology field. The
La Jolla, Calif.-based institute has made research
breakthroughs in the treatment of
UF Alzheimer's disease, AIDS and-'can-
Research cer.
FAU suggests a research consor-
tium, which would make it easier for universities to
work with each other and with Scripps scientists to
develop new technologies.
Win Phillips, vice president for research at UF,
said there is no need for UF to participate because
it already works extensively with Scripps and with
other schools.
"We already have a consortium called the State
University System," he said.
Phillips said construction of the new Scripps facil-
ity, approved by the Palm Beach County Commission
on Feb. 14, will double the amount of Scripps scien-
tists with whom UF scientists can work.
Florida State University's associate vice president
for research, Brooks Keel, said his university recently
joined with Scripps to publish a paper involving
FSU's magnet lab. But he said formal agreements are
too much of a "top-down approach."
"We prefer to have the scientists tell the adminis-
trators what to do," he said.
The universities of Central Florida and South
Florida expressed similar hesitance to join a consor-
tium. Research representatives from every university
contacted were unsure about what the consortium
would entail exactly.
Larry Lemanski, vice president for research at FAU,
proposed the idea in 2004.
"We put this together with the idea that ... they
would interact not only with Scripps, but really with
each other and the biotech companies in our area," he
said.
The idea was inspired in part by California's top-
ranking team of state universities, Lemanski said.
He acknowledged that consortium members would
likely be charged dues to fund the program.
He added that a school like UF, which has a firm
relationship with Scripps, may not be interested:


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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 2,2006


March marks International Month


By TRICIA PATEL
Alligator Contributing Writer

The month of March is dedi-
cated to international affairs at
UF, with series of events host-
ed by the student organization
Volunteers for International
Student Affairs.
Events began March 1 and
continue through the first two
weeks of April.
"Our primary goal is to
promote multicultural aware-
ness and cultural diversity


among students on campus,"
said Dipesh Patel, president of
VISA.
Founded in 1953, VISA is
an umbrella organization for
about 30 groups on campus,
Patel said the concept of
international month started out
as just a couple of large events
and has since grown to include
more than 20 events.
Vivian Seymour, VISA vice
president of external affairs,
said the events include a soccer
tournament, in which teams


representing cultural organi-
zations will compete at the
Southwest Recreation Center
on Saturday.
"This is the first year that
this event is being held, but we
have received a tremendous re-
.sponse to it," Seymour said.
International Month's pop-
ularity stems from three events:
the VISA pageant, VISA fash-
ion show and the international
talent show, Seymour said.
The VISA pageant show
will consist of cultural, formal


and business attire sections and
a question-and-answer section.
The fashion show will give
different organizations an op-
portunity to showcase their
cultures in various attire.
The show, to be held April
8 at the Stephen C. O'Connell
Center, will showcase eight
cultural organizations and two
exhibition performances.
More information is on
VISA's Web site at http:
//grove.ufl.edu/ -visa/
indexhtmn.


Casey Anderson / Alligator Staff
Dominican Dominoes
Jos6 L. Malau6 lays down a tile during a game of dominoes Wednesday night. The Dominican Student Associa-
tion hosted its dominoes tournament at La Casita. Players played "Double Six" dominoes, a variation Dominicans
prefer over the classic game, President Angel Estrella said.
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Poverty plan


gets approval
By STACEY GREENE
Alligator Contributing Writer

A 10-year plan to end homelessness in Alachua
County is under way after an approval from a county
committee in February.
The GRACE for the Homeless plan, an acronym for
Gainesville Region/Alachua County Empowerment,
will provide housing and other services for about
1,000 unsheltered people in Alachua County.
GRACE features a series of goals that plan to grad-
ually transition the homeless from living on the streets
to a more permanent living situation.
"I think the success of the plan depends
on the resources we get and the commit--
ment of the people involved."
Rodney J. Long
Alachua County commissioner

The plan calls for the creation of medical ser-
vice centers, the establishment of an Office on
Homelessness and the expansion of emergency or
transitional housing for the homeless.
"We need to address the homeless population in the
community and provide them with better service than
we are today," said Alachua County Commissioner
Rodney J. Long.
According to the GRACE plan, Alachua County
has fewer than 350 shelter beds, leaving 650 people
without refuge each night. Children under 18 make
up 27 percent of the county's homeless population.
It costs $8,700 to provide one year of housing and
supportive services to a homeless individual in an
emergency facility, while it costs $3,600 to provide a
family of four with a $300 monthly housing subsidy,
according to the GRACE plan.
The county has $400,000 total from the city of
Gainesville, Alachua County and a private donation
to implement the plan.
However, lobbyists are requesting $4 million from
both the state and federal government, totaling $8 mil-
lion in additional funds, Long said.
"I think the success of the plan depends on the
resources we get and the commitment of the people
involved," Long said.
The plan also calls for better planning when people
are released from jails, foster care and hospitals, said
John Skelly, director of the Alachua County Poverty
Reduction Program.


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Editorial


Swamped

Party overwhelms in

SG elections
Last night was a late one. And this is the fastest editorial
we've ever written.
That's because as of 1:00 early this morning, there
was no announcement as to the winner of SG elections.
And we were speechless.
Because while we were set to report on all the great news
from the Orange & Brew, it seemed that SG had screwed
things up yet again.
Seriously.
But finally, the results are in.
At a crowded Orange & Brew last night, Swamp was an-
nounced as the winner of this Spring's Student Government
election.
But despite the fact that we didn't endorse them, we ex-
tend our sincerest congratulations to Swamp's John Boyles
and Lydia Washington. It's been a difficult race this year, and
though we thought the candidates were a wash, it's clear that
voters thought differently.
Boyles's support in this election came largely from Greek
special interests. We believe that his intentions are good, but
as a non-Greek at the top of a Greek-backed party, he's had
to walk a fine line between appealing to the student body
and appealing only to a special voting bloc thereof. When
he's president, he may have to sever some ties to make SG
truly accountable to the student body. And we're not sure
he's ready to do that.
If he has the fortitude and the intellectual integrity to re-
ally back up his campaign promises; his presidency could
mark a new chapter in the saga of SG. SG could finally be-
come accessible and relevant to students at large.
Or he could maintain the dominance of certain Greek
organizations in the upper echelons of SG politics, in which
case we only get more of the same. We know that creating a
culture change on campus won't be easy and won't happen
overnight, but we expect to see more than just halfhearted
attempts to get students involved.
And we expect Boyles to look outside of the usual circles
when making appointments. Organizational diversity is a
goal that SG should strive for.
Lydia Washington should do a credible job as vice presi-
dent. Her experience with Cabinet means that there shouldn't
be much of a learning curve as she takes office. But at the
same time, she shouldn't let her existing relationships within
Cabinet influence the hard decisions she has to make.
And it looks like a run-off for Swamp and Unite treasurial
candidates Ryan Moseley and Lola Bovell. Also, the online
voting initiative passed overwhelmingly.
Finally, congratulations to all of the victorious senatorial
candidates. Often outshone by the executive races in Spring
elections, senatorial candidates have had as long a campaign
as anybody.
This time, the preponderance of seats up for grabs went
to Swamp. And while we don't have any problem with most
of their platform, there are a few issues that we think they
should focus on.
Specifically, they should work on the issues that they
directly control, like increasing the number of blue lights
on campus. Spending time drafting resolutions in support
of Bright Futures is nice, but students deserve an SG that will
work for them first.


S the independent florida
alligator


Emily Yehle
EDITOR
Bridget Carey
MANAGING EDITOR


Tom Durrenberger
OPINIONS EDITOR


Opinions


ALLIGATOR
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WHAT ?RoFI rM?


Democrats look foolish on port deal


A bizarre political battle is unfolding in Washington.
Are Democrats finally outflanking the president on
national security? With six U.S. shipping ports in
question, Democrats are leading the charge against Bush.
His crime? Trusting Arabs.
When Dubai Ports World, owned by the Dubai emirate
of the United Arab Emirates, bought a British company
that previously managed the same six ports, several U.S.
agencies conducted an extensive security review of the new
management. The agencies found no reason for concern,
and the administration OK'd the company's purchase last
month.
But congressional Democrats and many Republicans
oppose the deal. Why? Because now an Arab signs the
checks.
I doubt that most opponents of the deal are actually rac-
ist against Arabs. But they do know that most Americans
subconsciously are. And, of course, Democrats know that
the president is weak as we approach this November's
midterm elections. They are opportunists who realize that
Americans are instilled with a distrust of Arabs, thanks in
part to Cheney, Rumsfeld and the president himself.
Bush & Co. ingrained this distrust by conveniently
(but irrationally) linking Osama bin Laden with Saddam
Hussein, as though to say, "After all, they're both Arabs."
They did this by fear-mongering by warning that a
mushroom cloud could erupt at any moment unless we
acted immediately in Iraq. People who caught discrepan-
cies in the arguments for war (usually Democrats) were
labeled unpatriotic and naive.
Open wide, Mr. Bush, because here comes your own
medicine.
Democrats, who realize that Americans are uncomfort-
able with an Arab-owned company managing our ports,
have now turned Bush's fear tactics against him. It is the ul-
timate irony: Democrats accuse Bush of a pre-Sept. 11 mind-


set in a post-Sept. 11 world, where
all Arabs are known threats.
As a Democrat, I admit that
S watching my party skewer the
President on the basis of pa-
;..;:. triotism and security gives me
Mike Day perverse satisfaction, like finally
S e Dy seeing a school bully cry. But
Word of the Day while Democrats arm themselves
letters@alligator.org for the coming election cycle, they
must realize that opposing this
port deal is a hollow weapon, and
using it will embarrass them and endanger America.
It will embarrass them because the argument is baseless.
The Arab company will not handle port security. That will
remain the responsibility of the U.S. Coast Guard, police
.and customs officials. Moreover, the company has an excel-
lent record in more than 30 countries (including allies in the
War on Terror) and in 2005 was named Middle Eastern/
South Asian Container Terminal Operator of the Year by
maritime analysts.
And opposition to the port deal is actually harmful to
our long-term security. That's because the United Arab
Emirates is itself a full partner in the War on Terror. It has
actively reformed its anti-terror techniques since Sept. 11,
and it hosts the U.S. military for operations in Iraq and
Afghanistan. To publicly discriminate against this Arab ally
would send a clear message to Osama bin Laden: You were
right about that "East vs. West" thing.
There are many issues on which Democrats should chal-
lenge the president, including security. However, if they
take this route, they will look bigoted and foolish.
As an Arab saying goes, "When drunkenness departs,
then comes reflection." Take a cue from the Arabs drink
some coffee and come out of this liquored folly.
Mike Day is a political science senior. His column appears on
Thursday.


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


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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
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CITY COMMISSION

Coal plant stirs debate


By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org

A proposed coal plant has two candi-
dates in the March 7 city election divided on
how to keep the lights on and bills low.
Tony Domenech, a candidate for the at-
large City Commission seat, said he wants
Gainesville Regional Utilities' proposed
$460-million coal plant because it would
reduce residents' energy bills.
His opponent, Jeanna Mastrodicasa, is
against it, saying there are more creative
options.
Domenech said his main concern is low-
ering energy bills, which have drastically
rose in the past few months.
"If you want the least expensive energy
in your home or apartment, the coal plant
is the way to go," Domenech said. "If you
don't care about cost, there are other solu-
tions."
"If you want the least expensive
energy in your home or apart-
ment, the coal plant is the way
to go."
Tony Domenech
City Commission candidate

But Mastrodicasa said there are other
cost-effective measures, including energy
conservation. She proposed increasing in-
centives for residents who improve the
energy efficiency of their homes.
Currently, GRU offers several rebates for
energy-efficient home updates. They just
offered a new $200 rebate Wednesday for
repairing a home's air-conditioning ducts.
But Mastrodicasa wants more.
She wants to focus on the older houses
in East Gainesville, which use more energy
than newer homes. She said she'd like GRU
to help insulate the attics of those homes,
paying for the program with money from
GRU's advertising budget.
But Domenech insists that the coal plant
is the best solution.


"I've always been an advocate for the
cheapest energy we can find," he said.
Mastrodicasa said she is also in favor of
cheap energy and that a coal plant may not
be economical in the long run.
"Right now it is the cheapest proposal,
but that's based on the current cost of coal,"
she said. "Coal might not be the cheapest in -
five to 10 years."
Domenech is not only in favor of the coal
plant. He is supportive of GRU's overall
plan to increase conservation measures and
add a 220-megawatt plant that burns coal
and petroleum coke.
The utility company's plan was consid-
ered by an independent consultant to the
city, who supported it along with other
options, such as a biomass plant that burns
waste wood.
SDomenech said he trusts GRU's judg-
ment, but several environmental groups in
Gainesville do not.
Members of the Alachua County
Environmental Protection Advisory
Committee protested the coal plant prior to
a City Commission meeting Feb. 2.
Also, a local political action committee,
Citizens for Affordable and Renewable
Energy, started a petition to let residents
decide in the November election whether or
not the plant willbe built.
However, Domenech said the im-
proved technology of the proposed coal
plant would emit fewer pollutants than
Gainesville's Deerhaven coal plant.
Mastrodicasa is not only against the
coal plant for environmental reasons. She
thinks there are more inventive solutions,
and she wants to work with UF to find new
options.
"A coal-burning plant is really not the
most creative option we can come up with,"
she said.
But Domenech doesn't want Gainesville
to stall any longer.
He said that while the city has been
deliberating, the cost of the plant has been
rising.
"And who do you think pays for the in-
crease?" he asked. "It's the ratepayers the
people."


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Backpacking Ben Hill
TRiP leader-in-training Kyle Freeman climbs the steps at Ben Hill Griffin Sta-
dium on Wednesday in preparation for an eight-day trek in the Appalachian
Mountains over Spring Break. "I need to get in shape in one week," he said.


IRHA wins national award


Training program is No. 1


By HEATHER JONCZAK
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF's Inter-Residence
Hall Association was na-
tionally and regionally
recognized for its "Rockin'
In the Residence Halls" Fall
Leadership Conference.
UF won the Student
Award for Leadership
Training regionally Nov. 5
and nationally Jan. 18 for its
weeklong, concert-themed
leadership conference.
Julie McMahon, the assis-
tant director of housing for
residence life and education,
said the award affirmed UF
has the best-trained leaders
in the nation.
"IRHA is like the Student
Government of residence
halls," McMahon said.
There are about 7,500


students who live. in resi-
dence halls and 12 Area
Governments that work the
closest with residents.
The organization is re-
sponsible for bringing the
issues of all on-campus
residents to the Division
of Housing, Student
Government and the UF
administration, said E.J.
Walicki, IRHA president.
IRHA submitted a 20-
page bid that described
the leadership program to
the South Atlantic Affiliate
of College and University
Residence Halls.
After IRHA won the
regional contest, it received
a letter of recommendation
that fully supported its bid
at nationals. As the national
winner, IRHA will present
its leadership program at


two conferences.
IRHA applied for the
award last year, but didn't
win because it focused on
a year-round training pro-
gram, Walicki said. They
succeeded this year because
the bid was tailored to a one-
week training program to
which the judges were more
accustomed.
"Hopefully, people will
recognize the great training
program we have at UF for
student leaders," Walicki
said.
IRHA held the Fall
Leadership Conference the
week before Welcome Week,
when students move into
the dorms. It discussed lead-
ership abilities, had guest
speakers, allowed members
to get to know one another
better and talked with resi-
dent assistants and housing
staff.


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ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/avenue


6ainesville becomes a gholt town


Still time to plan
By BECCA GOLDMAN
Avenue Writer

There are exactly nine days until Spring
Break, which means unless you want to stay
here in a ghost town hustling pool games with
four-legged bar rats while listening to Lynyrd
Skynyrd on a jukebox, you need to make plans
now.
You can still have your "Free Bird" and join
plenty of other college students for beachside
groping and drunken debauchery at Florida's
own "Redneck Riviera." Panama City Beach
anticipates more than 400,000 students to at-


for Spring Break
tend what will be the nation's largest Spring
Break event throughout the month of March.
"The good thing about the beach is that
it's kid-friendly, and they encourage people to
come," said Paul Tedeschi, head of promotions
for Panama City Beach Spring Break 2006.
Most hotels offer competitive pricing pack-
ages for Spring Breakers, he said, but many
hotels are starting to fill up. The city's Spring
Break Web site, www.PCB06.com, allows stu-
dents to search for hotels that are still available
while giving them the low-down on what
events are happening.
"Kids can walk away with a lot of swag,"


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for UF student Ryan Carter at the company's office in the Reitz Union on Tuesday.


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If you didn't jump aboard early enough
to book a cruise or snag any of the deals
to popular Spring Break destinations like
Jamaica, Costa Rica or the Bahamas, you
may still find a few things in your price
range, but prices are rising fast.
Nearly all cruises are booked, said STA
travel agent Anna Szyniszewska. A five-
night package to Negril in Jamaica sold for
$527, including airfare. European destina-
tions like London, Paris and Amsterdam are
also quite popular, Szyniszewska said. Trips
to London and Paris are cheaper, starting
around $400 to $500, but Amsterdam gets
more expensive.


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limb or digestive problem."
Students can buy travel insurance
through STA for $48. Other travel tips
include getting a nationally recognized stu-
dent ID to ensure discounts on airfare, hotel
accommodations and calling cards. The
International Student Identity Card, is valid
for a year and costs $22.
Naomy Santiago, 21, has traveled to
Costa Rica, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Cancun
on past school holidays. This year she plans
to head down south to the Florida Keys,
stopping at Orlando and Miami on the way.
"I'm going to learn how to surf," she
said.


MtvU contest can help college bands make it big


By WILL AFFORD
Avenue Writer

If you're a UF student who's
making music, your big break could
be just a few mouse clicks away.
MtvU is commencing its annual
'Best Music on Campus search, a free
contest to discover the best college
music across the country.
To enter, students must submit
three original MP3s, lyrics and a
photo not from a live show to
mtvU's Web site, www.mtvU.com,
by March 13. MtvU and Drive-Thru
Records will select the top 50 sub-
missions, which will then be voted


on by the mtvU audience online.
Last year, more than 2 million stu-
dents voted.
The winner will make a video
that will be aired on mtvU and its
broadband channel, MtvU Uber.
They will also receive a recording
deal with Drive-Thru Records, as
well as a Web page to post their
songs, lyrics and photos on the
mtvU site.
MtvU hopes to give a band
national exposure that could make
the difference in an industry based
largely on networking and luck.
"What we're really looking for
is authenticity of voice, creativity


and talent," said Ross Martin, head "We're living in a time of extreme
of programming at mtvU. "As long musical eclecticism," Martin said.
as you're making "If you just look at
music that connects What we're really looking the artists mtvU's
with college stu- for is authenticity of voice, audience has cham-
dents, you've got a creativity and talent. As pioned, from the
chance." long as you're making Killers to Matisyahu
Although, last music ta onnes i to MIA, you see that
year's winner, All music that connects w good music that
Envy Aside from college students, you've connects to our audi-
the University of got a chance. ence is what it's all
Wisconsin, is some- about."
what of a harder oss Martin Martin's thoughts
pop-rock group, head of programming at mtvU were. echoed by the
bands and solo art- co-owner of Drive-
ists of all genres are encouraged to Thru Records, Richard Reines,
enter. whose label will record an EP for the


Best Music on Campus winner.
"You hear them and you fall in
love with the music," Reines said
of. the qualities he's looking for in a
band. "It moves you in some way."
Contestants must be 18 or older
and legal residents of the U.S. At
least one member of each group
must be enrolled in a college or
university that is a current carrier
of mtvU, like UE Complete rules are
on the mtvU Web site.
"There's tons of great music that
has come out of Gainesville, and we
know that," Martin said. "We're
psyched to see what they come up
with."


SThe Oscars are upon us.
Find out who we're keeping
our fingers crossed for and
who got shut out on page
11.


1. "The Fifth Horseman" James Pat-
terson & Maxine Paetro
2. "Cell" Stephen King
3. "The Da Vinci Code" Dan Brown
4. "The Last Templar" Raymond Khoury


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"If I had the kind of movie career they had,
I'd be sitting in the audience. I wouldn't be
the jerk-onstage directing traffic."
John Stewart
on hosting the Academy Awards, to the New
York Times


M The Academy Awards were presented
as part of a televised variety show
hosted by Jack Benny. Due to lack of
network interest, the show was only
broadcast on two L.A. stations.






10, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 2,2006


Piano rock trio comes home


Junk rocks out Reitz


By DAVID LOW
Avenue Writer

Some of the best things are
born out of boredom. Take curl-
ing, for example. Don't even
try and tell me that sport didn't
sally forth from the frigid depths
of medieval Scottish boredom.
Today, however, boredom usu-
ally revolves around television.
Such was the start of Boston-
based piano rock trio, Lincoln
Conspiracy, who are playing at
The Side Bar on Wednesday.
Actually, Lincoln Conspiracy's
true origin is here in Gainesville:
Drummer and lead singer Steve
Lourie was a student at UF.
Pianist Ethan Jonny finished
early with New York's Vassar
College and joined Lourie in
Gainesville, where the two began
collaborating.
"Gainesville was good to us,"
Lourie said. "We wrote a lot of
songs there."
Upon graduating, Lourie de-


cided to take the music to Boston,
his hometown.
In Boston, the trio filled out
with the addition of bassist Steve
0.
With the lineup complete,
the group began
writing more mu- "We were
sic, influenced by ping throL
a variety of musi- and we cat
cians, the band horrific '70
likes to think of 'The Lincol
their sound as
"The Beatles if
they had formed Stev
in the '80s." A tall Lincoln Consi
order indeed to
drop the B-word,
but this could very well bea good
description of their sound: multi-
part vocal harmonies, rock and
roll piano sensibilities, and new
wave synth leads.
Still, at this point, the group
had yet to take on a name. Enter
the boredom.
"We were bored and flipping
through channels, and we came
across this horrific '70s movie


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called 'The Lincoln Conspiracy,'"
Lourie said. "We laughed
through the whole thing and
decided to drop the 'the' and take
the name."
The band recorded three full-
length albums
ored and flip- over the years,
h channels, with their lat-
e across this est recording,
movie called the four-track
Conspiracy."" 'John EP," re-
leased in 2005.
Lourie
Lourie busied him-
racy lead singer self making
music outside
of the Lincoln
Conspiracy realm. He recorded
seven out of eleven drum tracks
for breakout band The Bravery
on their self-titled 2005 debut.
"I met the band through
Ethan, who had known and
played with them before," Lourie
said. "It was one of the best times
of my life."
The show starts at 9 p.m. and
tickets are $5.


By JOANNA BLAZ
Avenue Writer

Their stage is a gigantic junk-
yard. Their sound is a blend of
power tools and industrial drums.
And their name is Recycled
Percussion.
Recycled Percussion is a band
that uses hip-hop inspired vocals
and everyday items, such as buck-
ets and trash cans, to create a whole
new breed of music known as "junk
rock." They will be performing at
the Reitz Union Ballroom at 10 p.m.
Friday.
The band consists of four guys
from New Hampshire: Justin
Spencer, Greg "Poug" Kassapis,
Jerami Bellofatto and Ryan
"Skinny" Vezina.
Back in high school, they saw a
kid playing music on a five-gallon
pail and got the idea for junk rock.
"We feed off each other for
ideas," Spencer said. The band's
innovative ideas and style have


- given them a great reputation in
the music world. The Today Show
calls them a "can't miss show,"
and the NBA and Disney have pro-
moted them.
Recycled Percussion also puts
on a mesmerizing visual show with
metal grinders and lights, show-
ing off by jumping up ladders and
banging on buckets.
The band will be performing
many songs Friday night, including
Spencer's favorite, 'Junk Rock."
"It's got the most balls," he said.
The band just released a new
two-disc live set called "Live at
Allegheny."
Songs off of this album can
be heard on MySpace.com at
www.myspace.com/recycledrocks.
Spencer said their inspiration is
the world around us.
"There's rhythm in everything,"
he said. "When you check your
mailbox, or even when you wash
your hair... I get my inspiration
from that."


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Sh, the Oscars; Hollywood's mo-
ment to honor the best and the
brightest and quite possibly this'
year, the most controversial.
Which brings me to my main beef with
this year's Oscars: "Brokeback Mountain."
"Brokeback Mountain" was a phenome-
nal movie. It was great directing, great acting
and a beautiful story. Unfortunately, it has
Gained much hype
Kevin Mahadeo over the fact that is so
"controversial."
After hearing all
the hype behind the
explicitness of the
movie, I was very
lE surprised atthetimid-
ity of it all. There was
nothing shocking about the film other than
two men kissing and one tame sex scene be-
tween Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Oscars have long since been guided
by politics. I think "Brokeback" deserves a
number of wins, but it should get them for
the right reasons.
Heath Ledger should win for best actor be-
cause he did an amazing job, not because he
kissed Jake Gyllenhaal. Ang Lee should win
best director, because after seeing the atrocity
of "Hulk" and the annoyance of "Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon," I was blown away
with his work with "Brokeback."
Most importantly, if "Brokeback" were to
win best picture, I strongly believe it should
win because it was a great movie, not because
it was proclaimed controversial. This is par-
tially jhe reason I don't want "Brokeback" to
winbest picture. In truth, I think "Crash" was
a more powerful movie with a longer-lasting
impression, but also because I would hate to
hear people saying "Brokeback" won only-
because it was gay.


t is March 2, 2006, and that means
we are just days away from what
-- I like to call my Super Bowl; also
known as the Oscars. However, on nomina-
tion day, my unbelieving ears realized there
were 3 gigantic snubs.
Snub #1: Anne Hathaway from
"Brokeback Mountain" for Best Supporting
Actress.
In her last scene in
Seth Entin the film, her manner-
Ad.isms and portrayal
of a cold-hearted
-_- Texan socialite were
impeccable. It almost
makes one forget that
she was once that
perky girl from "The
Princess Diaries."
Snub #2: Naomi Watts in "King Kong".
for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.
This woman spent almost the entire
three-hour film.acting beside a fictitious gi-
ant ape. Yet the love story between her and
this mammoth creature was as believable as
the love between the two gay cowboys in
"Brokeback" and that is no easy feat.
Snub #3: "Star Wars."
Let's face it, this film is not known for its
acting, writing, directing or plausible story-
lines, but if anything, you can always go to a
"Star Wars" film to witness amazing special
effects. I still cannot comprehend how a film
that delivers me a planet full of Wookies
does not get nominated for Special Effects.
That just disgusts me. I would like to person-
ally slap the Academy voters.
With all these atrocities during the nomi-
nation process, I will still be watching the
Oscars this year even though with. all
these snubs, "Candy Land" seems a much
more sane place to live.


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Demone, 7 p.m., $17

03.02

Phillips Center for Performing Arts, live music: The Polish Chamber Orchestra with Sir
James Galway, 7:30 p.m., $35-$50

03.03

Florida Museum of Natural History, Edible Geography: learn origins of various foods and
spices, 10 a.m. -12 p.m., $25 members, $30 non-members
Phillips Center for Performing Arts, dance: Russian National Ballet, La Bayadere,
7:30 p.m., $25-$35

03.04

Reitz Union Auditorium, theater: The Vagina Monologues, benefit for Peaceful Paths,
2 p.m., UF student tickets $12
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Bistro 1245
Gourmetr food at student pricE.-- Over '1 00
selections of wines, starting at $9 99 a tbOtLle
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Care Gardens has been just across from the
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dining Ir perfect fur any date or gathfr-ing,
Don' miss the Friday wine tasting 6-8pm.
Open ? days. Lunch meetings catered. Daily
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Book Lover's Cafe -
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine prepared
with all natural ingredients. Organic food,
smoothies and juices. Amex/Visa/ATM
10am-9pm. 505 NW 13th St.


Mildred's Big City Food
Best of Gainesville for 11 years!
European chocolate cake, cheesecake... over
20 handmade desserts... 3445 W. University
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Golden Buddha
Where eating well means eating healthy...
Gainesville's best chinese food. Now-with more
sizes available with more vegetarian options. As
always, generous portions, fast service & super
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613 NW 16th Ave. 372-4282.
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Gyros Plus
1011 W. University Ave. 11-10 Mon-Sun
336-5323. We have the best Falafel. Tabouli,
Hummus, Baba, Grape Leaves & Gyros-beef or
chicken. Fresh smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita
Bread Bakery at.2401 SW 13th St., 372-
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The New Deal Cafe
Con sitentil .;oted best burger in Gaines',llia.
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Finally! Authentic Cuban food at an affordable
price! Virtually Cuban serves a savory selec-
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tender shredded beef in a tomato-based wine
sauce, or tender, slow-roasted pork. All meals
are served witfi rice and your choice of beans
yuca or plantains to satisfy your craving for
real Cuban food. Virtually Cuban also offers
a variety of sandwiches pressed on warm
Cuban bread, fresh pastries, Cuban coffee and
appetizers. And with an array of vegetarian
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Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop that should be a stop on
everyone's list. Deja Brew series the finest cof-
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gourmet pastries and more. All served to you by
a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Deja brew is
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Gainesville's premiere spot for southern style
home-cooking. Featuring fresh greens, maca-
roni and cheese, fried chicken, pork chops, and
more. Lunch buffet Tues. & Fri., 11am-3pm.
Breakfast Sat. & Sun. 7am-10am. Saturday
seafood buffet 11 am-8pm. Sunday buffet
S11am-8pm. 1218 N. Main St. Call 371-8008.







Ray's Place
Delicious Gourmet Kosher dining at Ray's Place
inside the new Hillel building. Lunch served 11:
30am-2pm and dinner 6pm-8pm daily, Ra,'
Place serves a variety of dishes. You didn't
think Cacciatore could be Kosher? How about
Jerk Chicken? Beef Lo Mein? All this plus
traditional Jewish dishes mnd Deli; fresh soup
& salad bar, 'Jegetarian entrees and home-
made desserts Shabbac dinner Friday. Meal
PJans and Catering available, Off Campus Dining
Cards Accepted Oelhery ',arai-able th. ough
Gatorfood com. Weekend hours vary.
372-2900 2020 W. University Ave

Leonardo's 706
Serving gourmet pastas, california pizzas, fresh
fish, steak, chops, salads, and desserts. Live jazz
7130pm Monday and Thursday. Sunday brunch
10:30am featuring international brunch buffet
with never-ending mimosas starting at
1:00pm. Open 5-11 pm Mon.-Thurs. Open until
midnight Friday and Saturday. Sunday brunch
10:30am, dinner 4-11 pm. Call 378-2001 for
reservations or carry out. Or visit our website at
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El Toro
You've had the rest, now try the BEST Mexican
food in Gainesville. Loved by Gators past and
present. Best homemade salsa in town. Open
7 days a week for lunch and dinner. 1723 SW
13th St. Take out and catering available. Live -
music 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

Burrito Brothers
Serving Gainesville since 1976. Made to order,
made from scratch. Many vegetarian & vegan
items available. Open 7 days, 11 am-1 Opm. 16
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3830 W. Newberry Rd. Suite 15 Royal Park
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bowls, noodle novels and bento boxes. Try our
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Having difficulty comm,'nrlng" L.t yourtastes
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world over will have you partaking of more than
one dish at a meal Share orders with friends
and send your tastes on a world tour We're
operated by the award-winning staff of Steve's
Cafe Americain's Courtyard and offer Happy-
Hour prices from 5 to 7pm Monday through
Saturday.
12 West University Ave. 377-9468






Saigon Legend
Delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine with
popular Asian favorites as well. Pho, Banh-Cuon,
Banh Xeo. Banh Tom Ha-Noi. Enjoy great food
at great prices. Big new room! Family owned
restaurant. Next to Holiday Inn downtown.
* Dine in or take out. Catering available,
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun 11:30am-9pm.
374-0934, 1228 W. Univ. Ave.






Farah's
Gainesville's premiere Hookah Lounge A
landmark since 1980. Serving lunch & dinner
in our glass atrium or dine by our fireplace.
Famous for our award-winning wings, burgers,
steaks, and gyros. Large mediterranean menu.
Drink specials daily. Enjoy our cozy Hookah
Lounge. We sell only the finest of pipes, natural
charcoal and premium tobacco. Saturday night
belly dancing performances. Call for details.
mon tues 11 am-1Opm
wed fri 11am-midnight
sat noon midnight
closed sunday 378-5179
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produce fresh meats & sealood daily bea.ed
breads & desserts bt Gaines.ille's imTost
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Can short be just as sexy?


got my hair cut the other day. Only
eight inches or so. When I told my dad
...and good guy friend, they echoed the
response of probably 90 percent of the males out
there: "Why?"
If she hasn't cut it off at least once in her life, I
can assure you she's seriously considered it. My
friend continued: "But all men like long hair. It's
the one thing that men can agree on."
Actually, he's only slightly off.
Dr. Kelley Kline at Florida State Maghan
University found that both men and
women "overwhelmingly" preferred
long hair for women. She also found
that men prefer brunettes. A Netscape
poll slated long and silky hair to be
preferred by 55 percent of respon-
dents, but if you combine that with
the 21 percent who preferred shoul-
der-length hair, that would mean three-fourths
- and that's men and women.
Even the Bible condemns women with short
hair. See 1 Corinthians 11:15 "But if a woman
have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is
given her for a covering." Looks like I'm a sinner
unless I invest in a few hats.
But can I still be sexy? Do I have to stick
to that 3 percent who find chin-length hair at-
tractive? Or have I chopped off my rights to
sultry femininity along with my ponytail? Can I
- daresay still be a woman?


Is it true that men are only attracted to long,
flowing locks? And, perhaps less obviously,
why? My lover seems to like it. "It's like having a
whole new woman." And, if I'm not completely
bonkers, it seems that I get more attention from
males with my new look. Could it be because
they're secretly thinking, "Look at that incred-
ibly un-feminine girl! What a shame."
Apparently, long, thick hair was a sign of
prolonged periods of health and,
McDowell ultimately (big shocker here) it
translated into a potential mate for
continuing the species.
So even though we've evolved
to slightly more complex mating
rituals, i.e. "The Bachelor," men are
glggir still relying on primal instincts. Men
have never been good at competing
with tradition. Must be something
about running their hand through long, silky
tangles er, locks as it drapes across the
pillow.
Rubbish. I prefer Joan of Arc to Rapunzel any
day. I never wore my hair down, and rather than
signifying health, it was tired of being dyed and
-dried and washed and-pulled, and it showed.
Anyway, it sure feels better. Where are those
statistics that say that people who feel better
look better? At any-rate, it will grow back. And
I've still got plenty of womanly junk in the trunk.
Aren't childbearing hips a sign of health?


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New law series disappoints


T here's a new law drama on prime time
starting Friday night.
-Dick Wolf, the creator of every "Law
and Order" series out there and then some, has cre-
ated "Conviction," a show about a group of hot-shot
young lawyers trying to make it in the New York City
District Attorney's office while simultaneously main-
taining their personal lives and relationships.
In other words, "Conviction" is just an-
other law show. Joe
Wolf calls the show a "charactercedur-
al," which is a clever combination of "char-
acter-centric" and "procedural." Meaning
it.will have the feel of is procedural shows
with the added bonus of character-driven
plots.
The pilot doesn't show this well.
Save a few unique features that seem forced, the
characters are pretty much the same throughout the
pilot. I had to watch a couple of times to remember
which character did what. If characterization is what
is supposed to make this show unique, this will have
to be remedied within a couple of episodes.
The rule of thumb is to give a new show a few
episodes to get into the swing, so "Conviction" could
very well turn into the next big thing. But the pilot
episode is nothing special.
The episode begins with Nick Potter (Jordan
Bridges), a fledgling new lawyer entering the law
office for his interview and his first day. Immediately
the characterization begins and subsequently


ends. Brian Peluso (Eric Balfour) is coming off an
embarrassing one-night stand; Billy Desmond (J.
August Richards) just won his most recent case, mak-
ing him a law stud whose win/loss record is better
than Duke's at 27-1; Jim Steele (Anson Mount) keeps
a picture of a murder victim on his wall to remind
him why he's in the profession. And then everything
muddles together.
The first big case is, admittedly, an in-
Hunter teresting one: Ateenage girl trying to help
People smuggle cocaine by swallowing
condoms full of it is murdered when she
begins overdosing. Of course, the only
witness is terrified of being murdered if
she testifies. And, of course, complica-
j tions arise that make things harder and
harder to deal with, and a central charac-
ter is killed off which, I'm sure, would have been
a bold move in a later episode, but it means nothing
in the pilot.
Over all, "Conviction" has potential. It could flop,
it could become a cult phenomenon or it could hit
any mark in between. Its downfall, if there is one,
will likely be that it is nothing original unlike, say,
"Boston Legal," which never fails to entertain and
enlighten.
But, delightfully, Eric Balfour, whom I recognized
from "Six Feet Under" and "24" but who also ap-
peated, apparently, on "The OC" hasn't changed
his facial hair one bit in the last five years. And that
shows pure dedication.


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S1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BATH
Roommate Matching*Close to UF!
*Cable*Gated*24 HR Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
4-26-72-1

Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands-
Annual lease
Now as low as $355 monthly
inc all utilities ph 336-9836
4-26-72-1


NEED ROOMMATES?!
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Internet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
4-26-72-1

Just Bring Your Clothes
Preleasing Huge 2&3 Beds
Cable *W/D*Po6l*Gym*Pets Ok
All we need is you! 372-8100
www.greenwichgreen.net
4-26-72-1

NEWLY RENOVATED
HUGE 1, 2, & 3BR Pool
Affordable & Quiet living
Indv lease avail 1.5 miles to UF
Renting for Fall 377-7401 4-26-72-1

1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
4-26-72-1

GET YOURS!
Furnished Luxury @ Its Finest
PC lab New 24 hr GYM*
Located in the heart of G'ville!
From $499 352-271-3131
4-26-72-1

Walk to SFCC
Roll out of bed and

into class.
$439 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match.
379-9300
4-26-72-1

ACTION REALTY
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual Bedroom Leases
Semester leases
$399-$620/MO
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
4-14-61-1

Rent a 2BR/2BA Apt. Fully furnished in
UNIVERSITY COMMONS WEST for 6
months. Within 1 mi. of UF. Bargain $800.00.
Call 1-352-258-1184 or jnalfaro@aol.com
3-3-30-1

UNBEATABLE MAY SPECIALS
2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA*4BR/4BA
...,Roommate matching*Cable w/5
HBO's*FREE ethernet*Cyber Cafe*
2 Pools*24 Hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for May! *373-9009
4-26-52-1

GET REAL @
LEXINGTON CROSSING
2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA*4BR/4BA
RMM Match*Cable w/5 HBO's
FREE Ethernet* Cyber Cafe
-W' 2 Pools*24 Hr Gym*Tanning
373-9009
4-26-52-1


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***UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST***
Fully furnished 4 BR/ 4BA, Swimming Pool
Individual leases, $350 Avail. Now
Call 278-9347
www.bogartproperties.com 3-7-20-1

***LA MANCHAAPARTMENTS***
Enjoy all-inclusive individual leases. $350.
Within walking distance to UF. Fully furn
4BR/ 2BA. Avail Now! 352-278-9347
www.bogartproperties.com 3-7-20-1

ROOM AVAILABLE NOW
in NW home w/big yard for serious female
N/S student. 10 min from campus. $425/mo.
352-281-8935 3-7-16-1

Room for rent in beautiful quiet family neigh-
borhood, community pool and near SFCC.
Female only $500/mo incl cable and electric
Amy 339-5087 3-6-15-1

4&5BR Townhouses
WALK TO UF! Individual leases,
All-inclusive Rents: Ethernet, Electric,
Cable, Roommate Match, Furn 372-3557
VIRTUAL TOURS & PHOTOS
www.LiveNearCampus.com
4-26-50-1

* Large-Private 3 BED, 3 BATH
* FURNISHED, NEWWASHER/DRYER
* SPRING/SUMMER LEASE
* CLOSE TO CAMPUS, BUT HAVE SPACE
* $375 CALL 772-713-1614 3-3-10-1

Room available (student SFCC/UF) in
Rockwood Villas 3BR/3BA W/D, FE cable
modem. Friendly, studious, clean. $385/
mo + 1/3 electric bill. Call 352-284-7713
or 352-871-6040. email soniadv@ufl.edu
3-20-15-1

EFFICIENCY CONDO Prairiewood thru July
or ? Woods view, remodeled incl kitchen &
carpet. Cable w/hs prewire, coin W/D on
prem. Lease $425/mo, $200 dep. 352-281-
4588 3-21-15-1

CONDO-Countryside at Univ. 4BR/4BA
$425/mo. On 2 bus routes; close to UF. Call
772-633-0516 or email hamklh@aol.com
3-27-20-1

Cable, ethernet, util, wireless.& more are
free & waiting for you @ La Mancha. All you
need is your clothes. Full amenities. Walking
distance to campus. 2 male roommates
needed. jmj4all@ufl.edu or 561-386-8526
3-6-5-1

Two fun and responsible girls looking for one
more! $325 + utilities. One mile from UF, free
internet, along bus route, fitness center and
pool! Call Diane 813-629-1966 3-29-15-1

SPACIOUS 4BR CONDO! LESS THAN
ONE MILE FROM UF. Spring & annual
leases. 4BR/4BA w/pvt. BA all util. incl. $400/
MO each. CALL NOW 954-560-7286 3-
31-17-1

*****VERY NEAR UF! oo***
*2 efficiances for $270 (May 15) $390 (June
1) 02 apartments 3BR/1BA $780 (Aug. 15)
93BR/2BA $966 (Aug. 1) 377-2930 3-3-2-1

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*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901.4-26-72-2

Available Now at UF
1 and 2 Br's from $555
Laundry on site. Pets ok!
Wood floors, balconies available.
Open until 8PM Weekdays 371-7777
4-26-72-2


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LYONS SPECIAL
$99 1st month's rent
377-8797
4-26-72-2

Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $489
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
4-26-72-2

AUGUST AVAILABILITY!
1,2 & 3 BR's! HUGE Floorplans!
Water/sewer included! Pets OK
Affordable $559-$799
Bus/Bike to UF* 335-7275 4-26-72-2

BIG CITY LIVING DOWNTOWN
Stylishl Studios, 1/1's, 2/2's, & 3/3's
Pool *Alarm Pets Welcome
Leasing for Fall: 338-0002
4-26-72-2

*SUN BAYAPTSO
*Some furnished avails
**Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $460/nmo*2-1 $530/mo
www.sunisland.info 0**376-6720
4-26-72-2

1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
-line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $385 $495, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066. 4-26-72-2

AFFORDABLE & QUALITY TOO!

Your Home For Fall! Great Rates!
0 1BR from $489 2BR from $559
Beautiful pools/courtyards.* Pets OK
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 4-26-72-2

*CLOSE TOEVERYTHING*
Our Luxury 2BR Town Homes & 3BR Flats
Starting at only $1034 with many freebees.
FREE cable w/HBO & Show
Fitness Center*Tanning*Pool*Pets
Leasing NOW/FALL*379-9255
4-26-72-2

Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-26-72-2

COZY, CONVENIENT, CLOSE!
1 & 2 bedrooms for FaJI
pool, tennis bball, alarms
FREE UF PARKING
376-4002 Pinetreegardens.com
4-26-72-2

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 School, Near Play
Near PERFECT
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UFI*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
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 UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
4-26-72-2

*k 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


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SUN ISLAND
1.1 from $480.00 2.1 $600.00
$150 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 flats & 3BR/3BATownhomes
Free Cable w/ HBO/ShoTan, 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

LOOKING-4-LUXURY??
HUGE 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BATNHMS
W/D* Alarm*Gated*Garages* Tanning
ENDLESS AMENITIES- private dog park
FREE Cable* Close to UF & SFCC
Leasing for Summer/Fall 377-2801
4-26-72-2


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"1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL*
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats Os $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 00 $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $725/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $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/1.5BAApt. $575
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 4-26-72-2

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

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

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

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

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 3-31-49-2


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

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

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

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

MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
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Destiny Condos- Brand NEW!
1 BR/1BA;tile, W/D, dishwasher
1220 NW IstAve- Walk to UF!
Call for pricing.Campus Realty 692-3800
2-20-20-2

Avail Aug 1 4B$12BA home. Ceramic tile
throughout, gameroom, WID provided,
fenced yard, pets ok. $1225/mo 1330 NW
39th St. just off 8th Ave. Call 339-2342 for
directions. 3-7-25-2

BLOCKS TO UF! 4BR houses from $1500/
MO, 3BR houses from $10751MO, 2BR apts
from $495/MO, 1BR apts from $450/MO.
Owner operated. See dalyproperties.com
or Call Carol 377-3852 3-31-37-2

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

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.coL** 376--6223
4-26-50-2

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

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 3-3-10-2

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

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

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

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

***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 4-26-40-2

4BR/2BA HOUSE. 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

2BR/1BA HOUSE. 4 blocks to UF. Fenced
yard, plenty of space, W/D hkups, $800/mo.
Available immediately 1821 NW 6th Ave. Call
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-3-5-2


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*NW39 Ave Lg 2BR/2BA. Fancy loft w/costly
laminate floor, wood pattern. Good neighbor-
hood. $640-650 Nice NW 2BR/2BA, gated
patio, trees. $530-540. *Roommate to share
2BR $300-350 373-8310 3-3-5-2

MARCH RENT FREE
2BR 1.5BATH, ceramic tile, w/d hookups,
$575/rent, 3925-A SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 3-3-5-2

ATTRACTIVE 2 STORY HOME NEAR THE
PRAIRIE. 2 or 3BR/1BA screened porch,
carport, big yard, W/D, all appliances. Avail
now. $795/mo. 352-665-9547 3-7-7-2

NEW LUXURY TOWNHOME
3BR/2.5BA. Pets ok. All new appliances.
Central H/A. 15 min to UF. $1400/mo 352-
472-9778 or 305-299-3485 3-20-10-2

1BR 1BAApt. near Sams Club.
2901 NW 14th St. Window A/C,
Nat. Gas Ht., Terazzo Floors.
$375/Mo. References a MUST.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494.
3-3-3-2

2BR 1BAApt. 5 BIks to UF
840 Sq. ft. $550/mo St. Croix Apt.
Central H &Air, Inclds. Wtr, Swg, Pst. Cnt.
& Garbage. Avail. for APRIL.
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494.
3-3-3-2

AVAILABLE NOW! Nice 2 BR/1BA apt. Close
to UF & convenient to everything. On bus
route. $400/mo. Call Richard @ 371-4367.
3-21-10-2

PET'S PARADISE
No app or pet fee. 2BR, fireplace, privacy
fence, W/D hookup. Dog walk. 4501 SW 71
Terr. $475/mo. Call 352-331-2099. Private
owner please leave detailed message. 3-
7-5-2

ADORABLE 1BR. $450/mo. Very quiet,.
spacious, spotless, safe, carpeted, close to
downtown, UF, bus line, green space, park-
ing, no pets. 1824 D. NW 9th St. Available
Now! 376-0080 3-7-5-2

Duplex, private yard. 2BR/1BA C/AC.
$500/mo. 3215 SW 26th Terr. 1 mi. from
Shands/UF. 407-363-7198 or cell 407-234-
1380. 3-7-5-2

Luxury Townhouses at Greens 2/2.5.
Spacious unit in gated community. Golf
& Country Club, W/D, alarm, garage. Pet
friendly. Rent starts @ $995/mo. Call 352-
359-4438. 3-21-10-2

6BR/3BA 1 minute to Norman
Hall. Excellent condition.
Avail. Fall 2006. Call 317-1709 3-22-10-2

Great 4BR/2BAhome. Available
Fall 2006. 1 min to Norman Hall
Please call 317-1709 3-22-10-2

Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas: All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
WWW.SUBLET.COM
1-877-For-Rent (367-7368) 3-2-1-2

3BR/2BA home, 3 car garage. 1600sq.ft. 2mi
S of UF & Shands, on bus route, SW 23rd &
Williston Rd. Big screen porch. Quiet neigh-
borhood. Grad student/prof pref. Smoke-free.
$1,400/mo. Avail 4-1 Call 352-284-4394.
3-22-10-2

SUBLEASE -WINDSOR HALL
Female private BR, share bath & kitchenette
AMENITIES INCLUDE:POOL, WORKOUT
ROOM, FULL KITCHEN 2 BLOCKS FROM
UNIVERSITY (561) 373-4940 $513/MO
3-8-5-2

BIKE TO UF!
Large luxury unit $825/MO
2BR/2.5BA, swimming pool
Peartree Realty Inc.
Realtor 352-335-3802 4-5-20-2


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Spacious 1BR/BA in a 4BR/BA. Aptartment
in The Landings on SW 13th ST. $360/mo
plus utils. Call Scott at 352-514-4356. Avail.
immediately. 3-9-41-3


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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

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

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

FIRST MONTH FREE!
Madisonpointe.org; Avail. now.; lbr/lba
729 sq ft; $679/mo + util W/D, alarm; on
UF bus route. Call Henry @ 305-815-6092
3-10-12-3

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
11th 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

1BR/1BA Apt, in Windmeadows. Walk to
Butler Plaza Pool view. $570/mo negotiable.
Call 352-281-2832. End April 30. Avail imme-
diately. 3-3-5-3

Do you want to rool out of bed & go to class?
Are you sick of having roommates? Then
this huge 1BR is for you! 2 blks to UF. W/D,
cent AC, wd firs, courtyard & tons of closet
space. $799/mo. Avail May1. 321-508-9413
3-3-5-3

MARCH PAID
UNIVERSITY COMMONS 1BR in 4BR/4BA.
Walk to UF. Gym, pool, spa. $395/mo incl
everything. March thru Aug. Guys only. 352-
817-6319 3-10-9-3

1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA $325/mo. University
Terrace. Fully furnished, W/D. Call 617-970-
5400 3-8-2-3

Summer lease in Estates May move-in. I
pay covered parking and 10% of rent/mo.
You pay $450/mo all incl. Call Leah 256-682-
0003. Up to 4 rooms avail. 3-8-7-3

2 BLKS FROM LAW SCHOOL.
May July. 1BR in 3BR house $300/mo +
util., female preferred. Furnished. Call 352-
283-1493. 3-24-13-3

Available Now! 1BR/1BA
STUDIO in Summer Place
Only $425mo. Call 352-200-1189. 3-7-5-3

Female sublet 1BR/1BA in 3/3 apartment
in Oxford Manor. W/D, gym & pool. April-
August or Summer lease. $350 +1/2 util.
treis@ufl.edu or 919-357-3070 3-8-5-3

2BR/2BA in 4BR/4BA apt. In Countryside.
Can be leased separately. Beautiful apt.
$400/MO util/wireless internticable incl.
Patio, porch. Avail May. Call 305-394-14"
3-8-5-3

1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt. Ga
Place for $450/MO May thru July. C O
489-4799 See http://gainesvilleplace.,
3-8-5-3

15% below market- rental rate! 1BR/1BA
apartment in Oxford Manor, May 1; July
30, $549/MO. Furnishing available. One
mile from campus. Call Onil 352-871-6004
3-10-7-3


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0I Subleases

Female wanted for 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA Mt.
Vernon Apts. for summer. 5 minute to cam-
pus. Buses 9/12. Furn. avail. Pool, laundry
$350/MO +1/2 utils. Call 339-5183 3-8-5-3
Summer sublease @ Countryside. Avail
5/4/06 1BR/1BA $415/MO All utils. included.
Fully furnished apt. on bus route
Call Richard @ 305-216-4555 3-8-5-3
SWalk 2 CAMPUS! 1BR for rent in 2BR/1BA
apt. Avail ASAP 1005 SW 3rd Ave. Apt. B.
Apartment is furnished BR is not. Take over
my lease $350/MO + util & cable. Call for
nmor fo 871-7187 3-8-5-3


91 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

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near library downtown. $285-$360/rm +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 3-3-25-4

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. Ndn-smoking 407-782-2105 3-
9-21,

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

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

$300-$325/mo. Super close to campus +
on bus route. Walk-in closets, central heat
& air, washer & dryer, very nice & great
deal! 870-0904 or 318-4553 3-23-14-4

**ROOMMATES NEEDED ASAP**
To share w/grad student. 3BR/2BA new
townhome. Bus to UF, pool, gym volleyball,
tennis courts, gated $350/mo + util. Call
727-729-1561 or celtic67@ufl.edu 3-6-10-4
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
SUMMER LEASE
2 rooms in 4BR/4BA condo. W/D, pool, full
kitchen, 2 bus lines. Avail May thru Aug.
$32Wo per room. John 786-436-1657
3-3-5-4

WANTED: Clean Female to share 2BR, 2
bath with male on Archer Rd. 4 mi. from UF.
Cent H&A, washer & dryer, cable & phone,
no pets, rent $250 plus 1/2 util. 352-281-
1415-3-3-5-4
1Bdrm with private bath in NE GVL Home.
Quiet Neighborhood. 15 min drive to cam-
pus4g300/mo + 1/2 util. 1st, last, $200 se-
curity. Home 375-5377 Work: 373-6066 ask
for Sue. 3-3-5-4


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1BR/1BA in 2/2 furnished condo off Archer
Rd. Close to campus. Incl W/D. Female
non-smoker. No pets. $350/mo + util + 1/2
maintenance fee. Call Kristine 352-572-5819
3-10-10-4

Room for rent in spacious house near down-
town. Must be clean, cool, mellow. Utilities
included, W/D. Near to shopping. Avail Mar
1st. $400/mo. Kyle 213-3998 3-3-4-4
FURNISHED MASTER SUITE IN LARGE
HOME Pool community near UF/Shands.
Non-smoking professional only. Utilities,
cable TV and parking in garage. $450/mo.
376-7632 3-6-5-4
"FEMALE ROOMMATE SEEKING SAME
ASAP** Private Bed/Bath in a 2BR/2BA apt.
Fully furnished in Unversity Commons West.
Avail. now through August $375.00/ mo.
352-258-1184. 3-21-10-4
Roommates wanted for 3/2.5 townhouse
near NW 39th Ave. and 42nd St. Pools, ten-
nis and DSL $350 and $380, utilities included.
No pets Call 363-0143 or 363-0144 or email
bobthegoat@atlantic.net 3-8-5-4
Avail now, $405/mo, pvt bed/bath, office w/
hi-spd internet, spacious, extra storage, near
campus & downtown, pet-friendly, call: 352-
281-5281 or 352-494-8098 3-8-5-4


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

*NEW JACKSON SQUARE*
Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
the stadium. Classic New Orleans appeal
with state-of-the-art luxury. Reserve today.
52 units available. Starting in mid-200's.
Call Eric Wild 870-9453
4-26-72-5
Great homes close to UF
STOP Renting. Buy now.
FREE LIST OF HOMES
www.Homes-Near-UF.com
Campus Realty Group 4-26-72-5
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
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
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
CUTE & CONVENIENT 2BR/1BA cracker.
Wood floors, high ceilings, near downtown
& UF. Open kitchen, large screened porch,
new A/C with full price-offer. $115k. Mitchell
Realty Call Grant Cooper 214-9270. 4-26-
50-5
4BR/4BA CONDO. University Terrace West.
SW 20th St. $189,000. Fully furnished,
leased through July. Call 352-586-6468.
3-21-10-5


2BR/2.5BA Foxmoor townhouse
Behind UF Hilton off of SW 34th St.
See fsboingainesville.com/60228 for more
info $129,900 Call 352-494-9987 3-21-9-5

Bike to UF Only $268,000
New construction, near campus
3BR/2BA 1701 sq ft. 2 car garage.
Peartree Realty, Inc.
Realtor (352)335-3802 4-5-20-5

OPEN HOUSE
2709 NW 3rd Avenue.
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-4PM
3BR/2BA woodfloors, hot tub, newly renovat-
ed, Close to UF. Call 386-804-2082 for info
3-3,2-5

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SFurnishings

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;A.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
4-26-72-6

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

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


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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


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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 Loadedj
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-26-72-6

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

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


FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 4-26-72-6


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


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

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

Sideby Refrigerator $550, Roper Refrig.
$225. Dishwasher $75, Oven Range like
new $225. Washer/Dryer Combo $200. Call
225-4620 or 284-1537. 3-7-5-6


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

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

**BLOW OUT SALE**
Computers For Sale, new and used. $100
to $500, new $499-$999. Repairs $40 mini-
mum. All software sale 10% off. 376-4116
3-20-10-7


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0 Bicycles

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

Giant OCR3 2003 Medium frame (fits 5'6"-
5'11") $450 obo Leave message. Call 352-
219-2659. 3-7-5-9



*S For Sale

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


2006 YAMAHA ZUMA
Good shape, high horsepower, $2000/OBO |
Call 352-870-4684 3-6-5-11 m


'05 SCOOTER United Motors. Low miles.
w/helmet, gloves, lock & alarm. Call Chris
352-514-5896. 3-7-5-11.
Yamaha Maxim 400cc 83 20K+ mi. Left turn
signal, speedo, front brake need minor work.
New tires, comes with cover and manuals.
$1100 obo call 352-219-2659 and leave
message. 3-7-5-11
***GatorMoto*** Our new state of the
art facility is now open! We will repair any
brand of scooter and we have some of the
cheapest labor rates around! Pick up/dropoff
available. 6921 NW 22nd St. 376-6275
4-26-35-11


1 Autos


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


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


jJ Motorcycles. Mopeds)

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

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

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 4-26-72-11
***CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES***
SCOOTERS, or dirt bikes in ANY condition,
Running or not. titles or not. Prompt pick up.
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
3-10-132-11

*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
Owned by Gator grads. 1901 NW 67 PI
352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com
Best prices in Gainesville. Will beat all Gville
competitor's prices on similar models. 4-
26-72-11
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
HOMNDA250 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 3-8-10-11
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

SUPER 9 KYMCO SCOOTER
Liquid-cooled, carbon fiber exhaust. 50mph
easy, new tires. $1300/OBO. Call for list of'
extras. Call 352-538-7042 3-3-5-11


BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS

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

96 ECLIPSE FOR SALE. 140,000 miles.
Fast & clean. Excellent condition. Power
window, brand new timing belt & battery
& CD player & speakers. No leak & odor
$3500 Negotiable. Call 284-4295 Quinten.
3-10-42-12

SUN CITY AUTO
Test drive any vehicle and
*GETA3 DAY, 2 NIGHT VACATION*
Ask for details 338-1999 4-26-62-12

PONTIAC SUNFIRE SE 1997
WHITE, CONVERTIBLE $4000/OBO
Great cond, exc sound sys 373-6571 3-3-
10-12

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

1996 Mitsubishi Galant
Great condition, Power locks & windows.
Under bluebook value at $1800 negotiable.
954-461-6785. 3-7-5-12

PONTIAC GRAND AM 1992
Looks & runs good. Automatic, new fuel
pump, $1200/OBO Call 514-3409 3-8-5-12


Wanted


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

Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need transpor-
tation to goto 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


*2 1 Autos

CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
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


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


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-26-72-14
SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-26-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life

Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
4-26-72-14

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
S100% 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

GatorHospitalityJobs.com
Apply online to restaurants, hotels &
clubs in the Gainesville area. We need
servers, cooks, drivers and more. 3-31-
55-14

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*l Wanted


6 vs. 6 Soccer attention all Soccer Playing
Women- Join the Women's 6 vs. 6 soccer
league. Games are played weekday eve-
nings. Fee $25 for city residents, $38 for non-
city. For more info: 393-8753 3-22-1i-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. f the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-26-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $6.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-26-72-14
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $250. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-26-72-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
26-72-14
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
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miHelp Wanted


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

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

Summer Jobs
*$2100
OCo-Ed Camp
*Seven weeks
*Room and Board Included

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

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

MARIO & LUIGI'S PIZZA Now hiring
SFlyer 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

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

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

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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Near aeveay r you wantar to be
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
Growing
& Dynamic Co.
Career Advancement!
EOE, DFWP
S 352-375-2152 X301
erril: employment@teamparadigm.com
Swww.teamparadigm.com
4-26-55-14


^I Help Wanted


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

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

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

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

MANAGER NEEDED
Great opportunity, great salary, potential for
growth, Gatorfood.com is looking for moti-
vated, responsible, personable people. For
more info call David 379-3663. 3-10-20-14

Window Blind Installer
PT, flexible hours, exp. helpful, pay $7-10/hr.
Call 339-4600. 3-21-20-14

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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 name and number, your call will be
retumed. 818-741-8695 3-27-20-14


I1 Help Wanted I Help Wanted


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!!
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

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

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 (positions,
including detailers). 3010 SW Archer Rd.
374-9227. 3-2-5-14

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

Get paid To Drive A Brand New Car!
Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive!
www.freedriverkey.com 3-3-5-14

GHOSTWRITING & EDITING
Reasonable rates. Call Mike, 352-481-4926
3-3-5-14

UPBEAT, OUTGOING HOSTESS to invite
.& greet guests at Jewell's. 4 positions
avail, $7/hr ALSO BARTENDERS &
WAITRESSES. Apply in person M-F, 2-
5pm, 108 S. Main St. 4-14-30-14


DELIVERY DRIVER
Daytime. Own car. Apply in person between
2 & 5pm. NAPOLATANO'S 606 NW 75th St.
3-3-5-14


SERVERS
Exp & friendly. Apply in person between 2
& 5 pm. NAPOLATANO'S 606 NW 75th St.
3-3-5-14

HELP WANTED: Friendly hostess for Liquid
Ginger Asian fine dining restaurant. Please
apply in person at 101 SE 2nd PI. Downtown
Suncenter or call 371-2323 for directions.
3-3-5-14

Catering Help
Wait Staff and Dishwashers
Great Environment/Weekends/Flexible Hrs
No Phone Calls/Must Have Experience
Email refs to events@sweetwaterinn.com
3-3-5-14

PT Leasing Assistant: Primary responsibili-
ties include but are not limited to greeting po-
tential tenants, showing apartments, answer-
ing phones, clerical duties, etc. Experience a
plus but will train. Salary negotiable; Hours
flexible. Must be available Saturday. Great
'job for student! Fax resume to 377-9410.
EOE DFWP 3-20-10-14

PART TIME TICKETING CLERK
for Butterfly Rain Forest. Weekend & holi-
day availability required. Email resume to:
sschlachta@fmsworks.com 3-6-5-14


Business student, 2nd or 3rd year mar-
keting major. 15 or so hrs/wk is'req. Flex
sched. Duties: help VP, sales & marketing
w/literature development, shows, identify
markets, design & place ads in trade maga-
zines, + publish a newsletter. Salary neg
position may become full time. Fax resume
to.367-1688 or email awad@heatpipe.com
3-6-5-14


PART TIME ADMIN POSITION AVAIL
NATIONAL Elec. Supply Co. Hours
8am-lpm M-F APPLY AT 3005 SW
WILLISTON RD OR SEND RESUME:
KUNIETIS@REXELUSA.COM 3-20-10-14


Positions available.

Zaxby's on 43rd Street.
Call Boris or Emil at 352-376-8700 3-6-5-14


PT TELEMARKETING REPS NEEDED
Morning & afternoon shifts. 15-20 hrs/wk.
Agressive w/a good attitude. Exp helpful.
Call Marisol @ 352-375-0872 3-6-5-14


Technician Needed FT/PT
A.M. a must
Please apply in person
Institute of Veterinary spec.
7520 W. University Ave. 3-7-5-14


PINCH-A-PENNEY
Customer Service Sales Stock. Apply in
Person 7100 W. University Ave. or 5010 NW
34th St 4-4-20-14


New restaurant concept now hiring all posi-
tions. SOUTH BEACH DINER. Apply 201 SE
2nd.Ave Ste. 101. 3-7-5-14


$ DANCERS $
Apply in person only-Thur. thru Sat. 8:30 PM,
2212 SW 13th St. TRADERS. 4-4-20-14

Tri-County Pet and Bird
Hospital vet tech. position avail.
for spring and summer or more.
Great Pre-Vet Job.
Call 318-1247 Apply in person. 3-27-14-14


Brand Protection Agency
Internet Researchers needed
for our Gainesville office.
Pay starts at 8.00/hr.
Exp. in MS Office, and Internet.
FT 9AM-6PM (M-F) PT Negotiable.
Resumes@NetEnforcers.com 4-4-20-14


NCF YMCA
The YMCA is looking for fun, dynamic, and
dedicated employees for a variety of posi-
tions and locations. Flexible hours, fun atmo-
sphere. Staff is needed for spring and sum-
mer semester. Positions available include:
* Child Watch Attendants (AM/PM shifts)
* After School Counselors (Gainesville,
Lake City, Starke, Putnam)
Bus Drivers
Weekend Activities Staff
Front Dest Attendants
Lifeguard/Swim Insturctors
Summer Camp Counselors (all locations)
MaintenanceAttendant (PT/Poe Springs)
Gatekeeper Attendant (Poe Springs)

Please apply in person to 5201 NW 34th
-Street, Gainesville.For directions or house
please call 374-9622.
DFWP EOE 3-21-10-14


I Il Help Wanted


Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is hiring
summer camp Group Leaders to work with
disadvantages youth. Career opportunities
area available at'the two camps programs
and on the mobile camp teams At the
residential camps, Group Leaders stay in the
cabins overnight with the campers and lead
the youth through activities during the day.
The mobile day camp teams travel the state
providing day camp at community parks and
urban areas. Employment dates are May 20
- Aug 4. Salaries are $230/week + room and
board. Call the Caruth Camp 352-447-2259
or Youth Camp at 386-749-9999. EOE/
DFWP. 3-2-2-14

PIZZA HUT--DELIVERY DRIVERS
FT/PT. Nights; weekends. Apply in person @
NW 13th St. or SWArcher Rd. 3-21-10-14


ARC ofAlachua County, Inc.
Apply at: 3303 NW 83rd St., or fax
resume to: 352-334-4030, or email
alapage@arcalachua.org EOE, Drug Free

Residentail Habilitation Tech: Looking for
caring, honest & energetic persons to as-
sist developmentally disabled adults and
children. 2yr. education or 2yrs. exp. work-
ing w/developmentally disabled, children
or elderly. Flexible scheduling/job sharing
opportunities 4-7-22-14


Newly Remodeled TGIFridays
Now hiring ALL POSITIONS. Apply in person
at 3598 SWArcher Rd. Mon-.Thurs. 2 -4PM
or anytime online at: Fridays.com Weekday
lunch availability required. 3-10-7-14

NOW HIRING COOKS & SERVERS STAFF.
Apply between 2 & 4 Monday -Friday, Calico
Jack's 3501 SW 2nd Ave. Creekside Mall
3-22-10-14

Fast Pitch Softball Umpires needed for
Girls softball league. Experience needed.
Make $$$ and be in the beautiful Florida
sunshine. For more info. Call 393-8753 3-
22-10-14

PT Leasing consultant. Must be available to
work this summer. Exp. a plus. Professional
atmosphere. Please contact Univ. Comm.
Apts. @377-6700 DFT 3-6-10-14

Help wanted front desk & host
Szechuan Panda 336-6464 3-22-10-14

**rDANCERS NEEDED**
Private dance-co. Great for students. Great
pay; fast cash & flexible hours. Call to START
TODAY! 378-3312 3-22-10-14


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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


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

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

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

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 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

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 instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian 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. 3-2T-35-15




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

* GREAT BANNERS & SIGNSr r *
Custom Posters Exhibits Awards
Top Quality Fast 0 Service 0 Low Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
9-5-71-15

UF'S READING & WRITING CENTER:
Capturing cliches from your essays & releas-
ing them into the wild since the 1970's. FREE
WRITING HELP. www.at.ufl.edu/rwcenter 3-
3-5-15

* AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *
Plaques Name Badges 0 Cups 0 Etc.
Best Selection In Town
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
9-5-71-15

NEED EXTRA CASH? Get cash for your new
or used stuff. Get professional Ebay Trading
Assistants and Power Sellers to sell for you
on Ebay. Contract us @ 352-871-8435 for.a
free evaluation. 3-7-5-15.


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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
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-26-72-16

UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential,
compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 303-1573
4-26-72-16

THE TRUE YOUI
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $99!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
4-26-71-16

ATTENTION STUDENTS AFFORDABLE
HEALTH & DENTAL PLANS
from A+ Company. Apply Online
www.ez-healthinsurance.com
Plans are portable & renewable. 3-31-18-16

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flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
exp. -24-hr turnaround. Connie 271-2677
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ANONYMOUS
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
4-26-72-18

FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 WUniv
Ave 375-3752. 4-26-72-18

VEGETARIAN?
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
10-9 384-0090
4-26-72-18
CLEARANCE SALE All CDs must go -
100,000+ CDs on sale $5.99. Ten for $50.
We need more room for our GIANT DVD
INVENTORY. Cash paid for DVDs. Hear
Again 818 W. University Ave. 373-1800 4-
26-72-18

,*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-26-59-18

IMMIGRATION LAW
H1B's, marriage/finance visas, naturalization
Reasonable fees *
Richard Ruth, esq. www.ruthlaw.com
352-335-6748 3-23-20-18


1 1 Connections 3

Want to make a connection? Place your ad
here to look for someone to share a common
interest with or for your true love

Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the'
Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great
way to meet cool people and it works. Chat
live with others. 4-26-72-19


*2 Event Notices


IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!
Free CLAST Workshop
UF Teaching Center workshop wilt help stu-
dents with the ELS, ESSAY, and MATH sec-
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22, ALLIGATOR EUHJRSDAY, MARC 2,2006


Im-Peck-able Improvement


UF coach's record soars in fourth sea


By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org

If you look dose enough, you
might see him sitting away from
the excitement, tucked into a cor-
ner behind the north basket at the
O'Connell Center.
Sometimes he's alone. Sometimes
he's not. He's there, sitting behind
the kids section, watching his invest-
ment try to live up to expectations.
He's UF athletics director Jeremy.
Foley.
At 6-foot-4, UF women's bas-
ketball coach Carolyn Peck notices
him and assistant athletics director
Lynda Tealer from the Gators' bench
about 100 feet away.
"I don't know if you know where
they sit during the games under-
neath the basket," Peck said. "At
times, when I'm watching the shot
go up or in, I see them up there, and
they're going nuts in the stands."
Former UF football coach Ron
Zook said it all.
"I think that maybe in Florida,
the expectations were a little out of
sync where they were talent-wise,"
said Zook after he took the head
coaching job at Illinois.
At UF, Zook was out after records
of 8-5, 8-5 and 7-5. While women's
basketball does not have the same
following as football, Peck's resume
after three years fell far short of
Zook's condemning record.
A former national champion-
ship, winner in her second season
at Purdue, Peck has gone 0-3
in the Southeastern Conference
Tournament and 1-5 in the postsea-
son.overall. She went 42-45 in her
first three seasons at UF
"In all the programs and athletic
departments, there is an expectation
to win," said Peck's brother and as-
sistant coach Michael. "So there is
that expectation every year."
Peck's predecessor met those ex-
pectations. Former UF coach Carol
Ross won 18 games in 10 straight
seasons before she resigned. Peck
has won more than 14 games only
once.
But she doesn't concern herself
with job security.
"I don't worry about that," Peck
said. "I have a lot of confidence in
our administration and what our
athletic department is about. I spend


more of my time coaching and not
on job security and contracts."
In the era of short-tenured
coaches, Foley stuck with Peck as
she brought in a top-five recruiting
class this season and saw her first
group of freshmen play its last game
at the O'Connell Center.
Peck made it dear before the sea-
son that Foley and Tealer would not
be satisfied with another early exit.
"They're going to push us,"
said Peck at the team's preseason
media day. "They're not going to be
complacent with just being OK and
being average."
With a 20-7 record this season,
the higher-ups in the University
Athletics Association ought to be
satisfied with the improvement.
Capped by Sunday's overtime
win at Tennessee, a team that nei-
ther Ross nor any other UF coach
ever defeated in Knoxville, the
Gators are now a lock for the NCAA
Tournament.


The excitement has
the 53-year-old Foley in
the O'Dome.
"She's definitely
a coach, as we've
players ... Where
right now is perfe
team and this o
tion."




"Linda and Jeremy
to me after the Tenn
and we're very excited
"Jeremy might kill m
this, but he said that he
us to be giving up there
of the regulation, that
freakin'-believable,' an<
Then there were ti
believable games whe


sonn


more like P.K. Yonge High on the


vr court.
For almost every win against
even reached an LSU and a Tennessee, there has
his comer of been a loss to a Georgia or a South
Carolina or an Auburn.
UF lost to Georgia by 37 points at
grown as home. South Carolina was 3-6 in the
grown as SEC while Auburn was 2-5 when
! she's at they knocked off the Gators.
"[Foley and Tealer] probably
Ct for this don't want to see me after games
rga niza- like that," Peck said. -
When Peck was hired April 3,
2002, she already had her hands full.
Dalila Eshe Back then, current UF senior Dalila
UF forward Eshe was a prospective prep player
looking for the right fit.
both [talked Trying to forge a relationship
S with a recruit from scratch isn't easy,
essee game], but Peck had no problems getting
I, Peck said. through to Eshe.
e for saying "I had thought about changing
es at the end my mind before we knew which
eit was n- coach was coming in," said Eshe,
Si wasun who committed before Ross quit.
I quote "But as soon as I heard it was Coach
he other un- Peck, I decided to stay."
n UF looked,


Eshe has matured from averag-
ing 5 or fewer points per game in
her first three seasons into an All-
SEC player. Peck has also grown,
mentally and vocally.
"Throughout our four years, she
kind of got into the yelling a little
bit," Eshe said. "She's definitely
grown as a coach, as we've grown
as players. ... Where she's at right
now is perfect for this team and this
organization."
Freshman Sha Brooks echoed
that praise. Peck plucked her from
Jackson, Tenn.
The two bonded very well in
phone conversations, even though
Brooks can't recall them actually
talking face-to-face.
"She's kind of made me feel like
this is my home, this is where I'm
supposed to be," Brooks said.
After almost every win, Peck
compliments the leadership of the
seniors and the contributions from
the freshmen. She's never patted
herself on the back and applauded
her coaching effort.


In her fourth season at UF, Coach Carolyn Peck has become a players' coach, yelling less and winning more.


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators open SEC Tournament against league's worst


* FIFTH-SEEDED UF EXPECTS TOUGH
TEST FROM MISSISSIPPI STATE.

By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org

If the UF women's basketball team is for
real, fans will find out tonight when the Gators
take on the worst team in the Southeastern
Conference,
In the opening round of the SEC
Tournament, fifth-seeded UF (20-7, 8-6 SEC)


will take on 12th-seeded Mississippi State
(6-21, 1-13 SEC) in North Little Rock, Ark., at
7:30 p.m. The winner will play Kentucky on
Friday at 7:30 p.m. UF could potentially face
Louisiana State in Saturday's semifinals.
Defeating the Bulldogs would prove a pro-
found statement, as the Gators have had more
problems with the bottom feeders in the SEC
than the perennial powers lately.
In its last four games of the regular season,
UF defeated then-No. 2 LSU and then-No.
5 Tennessee but lost to Auburn and South
Carolina, who have a combined record of 11-
18 in the SEC.


Critics might argue that the Gators lack
intensity when they're not underdogs, but UF
coach Carolyn Peck likes her team's style.
"Looking at ESPN.com [Monday] and the
bracket, they said that Florida could be the
most schizophrenic team in the tournament,"
UF coach Carolyn Peck said. "Well, you know
what? When you're schizophrenic, you have
that chance of being pretty good."
Though UF had little trouble dispatching
Mississippi State in Starkville on Feb. 9, the
Gators failed to score in the final 6 minutes, 46
seconds of the first half.
However, the Bulldogs made it easy for


UF, shooting 18.5 percent from the field in the
first half.
Freshman guard Sha Brooks doesn't think
Mississippi State will be a pushover again
tonight.
"We have to stay focused," .Brooks said.
"We have to play all 40 minutes. We have to
play just as hard as we did against Tennessee
in order to get this win against Mississippi
State."
Added point guard Sarah Lowe: "As we
progress now, we have to look at Mississippi
State, for example, as if this is our champion-
ship game."


Kriljtin Nichols, Alligator Statf






THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 23


Family proud of power forward's performance


Track team to


run final lap

* THE GATORS WILL COMPETE IN LAST
CHANCE MEETS THIS WEEKEND PRIOR TO'
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS.

By ALEX WEINTRAUB
Alligator Writer

Golf isn't the only sport with a mulligan.
Luckily for track athletes, most teams participate
in 'last chance' meets between the conference and
NCAA championships.
The UF men's and women's
teams will have such an oppor-
tunity when they compete in the
Florida Fast Times Qualifier today
at the O'Connell Center.
The Qualifier will be the last
Chance for athletes to improve their
Longfors qualifying times for the NCAA
meet.
"I'd like to see anybody we have competing get
qualified," UF men's coach Mike Holloway said. "We
have a couple of guys who didn't do as well in the
[Southeastern Conference] meet as they would have.
liked to do and want to do better this week. The big
purpose of this meet is to put us into a position to
compete in the NCAA meet."
For the women's.team, the meet will be another
chance to grab some NCAA qualifying marks and
rebound from injuries that have plagued it through-
out the season. Senior All-American thrower Rachel
Longfors is the only member of the team with a solid
chance of competing in the NCAA championships.
"We are just now starting to get over our injuries,"
UF women's coach Tom Jones said. "We got some
kids on the bubble that we'd like to get in, like Lakecia
Ealey in the 55-meters, Shannon Leinert and Amanda
Schommer in the 800-meters and Candace Cabey in
the triple jump."
Both teams will also be sending competitors
this weekend to Iowa State to compete in the an-
nual Cyclone National Qualifier, also known as a last
chance' meet. The men's team will sendthree athletes,
sophomore Bernard Middleton, senior Sekou Clarke
and junior Brandon Saltmarsh.


NOAH, from page 24


would make it to one of his games.
And what a trip it was. Zacharie
flew 3,152 miles to Paris. Then he
joined Yannick for a 4,567-mile flight
to Miami and then 337 miles up to
Gainesville. They didn't arrive until
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"I saw him put his hand up,"
said Noah of his grandfather. "That
meant a Noah was here; there were


no two guys in there like them."
But even though Noah was scor-
ing bucket after bucket, free throw
after free throw, it took Zacharie a
while to digest what was unfold-
ing. Despite the fact that he won the
French Cup in soccer decades ago, he
had never really watched basketball.
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Soon there would be no confusion
whatsoever. Soon Mark Price would
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4-4, 6-6, 8-8, 10-10, 11-11. Then came
the eventual miss. Then he made
seven more in a row and that's a
69 percent free throw shooter.,
"It's like you're floating when
your family's out there.' It's
just extra inspiration."
Joakim Noat
UF power forward

In between foul shots, Noah was
dunking on the Bulldogs. In between
dunks, he was dropping layups
through outstretched hands. In be-
tween layups, he was baby-hooking
himself all the way into UF's record
books. Noah finished the night 9 of
14 from the field, 19 of 22 from the
line with 11 rebounds and one block
to boot.
"He was unstoppable," UF point
guard Taurean Green said. "Nobody
could stop him today."
SSaid UP coach Billy Donovan:
"The only guy [I've seen] and I am
not comparing him at all [in terms
of basketball skills] with that in-
tensity and passion for a big man is
Kevin Gamett in high school."
Of course you know how he did
it.
"It's like you're floating when
your family's out there," Noah said.
"It's just extra inspiration."
Most know Yannick as the 1983
French Open tennis champion. Some
remember Zacharie as a phenom-
enal soccer player. But to Noah, they
mean so much more. They mean
blood. They mean culture. They
mean one career night to span one
gargantuan photo album.
"I'm getting the feeling jthat
people really like the way he is,"
Yannick said. "It's hard living so far
away from him [in Paris]. You can re-
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the fans."
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By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
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Late-game execution, offensive
rebounding and sub-par shooting
plagued the Gators during their three-
game losing streak.
Wednesday night, UF was able to
correct at least two of those miscues,
and it made all the difference.
Led by 37 points and 11 rebounds
by power forward Joakim Noah, the
No. 17 Gators (23-6, 9-6 Southeastern
Conference) held off several late rallies
from Georgia for a 77-66 win against
the Bulldogs. The victory tied a school


record for home wins in a season.
"Its March now, let the madness
begin," sophomore Corey Brewer
proclaimed. "We can't lose anymore.
That's how we feel about March; it's
all about winning, and we needed the
victory."
With Kentucky's 80-78 upset win
against Tennessee on Wednesday,
Sunday's matchup between the Gators
and the Wildcats at Rupp Arena will
decide who finishes second in the SEC
East and earns a first-round bye in next
week's conference tournament.
The Gators led by as much as 13 in
the second half, but they watched that
lead evaporate to just 4 points with 3


UF forward Joakim Noah flies past Georgia center Dave Bliss to shoot a
layup during the Gators' 77-66 win against the Bulldogs on Wednesday.
Noah scored 37 points and made a UF record 19 free throws.


minutes, 14 seconds remaining in the
game.
"It's March now, let the
madness begin."
Corey Brewer
UF forward

UF was able to get a tip-in from
Chris Richard on its ensuing possession
to gain a 69-63 lead. And Noah, Brewer
and point guard Taurean Green hit five
of six free throws down the stretch to
ice the game.
"Finally, we're learning; I guess you
could say that," Brewer said. "This time
it was a 5-point game, and we put them
away. Lately, we've been letting teams
back in the game."
Noah was largely the reason that the
Gators were in the game to begin with.
After not starting for the first time
this season to allow senior Adrian Moss
to take the spotlight in his last game at
the O'Connell Center, Noah scored half
of UF's 36 first-half points. He was 3 for
6 from the floor and 12 for 13 from the
foul line, while the rest of the team was
just 7 for 17 and 2 for 2, respectively.
The Gators trailed 19-15 at one.
point during the first half, but went on
a 13-0 run during a span of about four
minutes. The surge was punctuated
by an alley-oop dunk from Green-to
Brewer, who finished with 13 points, 5
rebounds and 4 assists.
UF was also able to better defend
the 3-point line than it had during its
losing skid, holding the Bulldogs (15-
13,5-10 SEC) to 4 of 21 from beyond the
arc after allowing their three previous
opponents to shoot a combined 53.25
percent.
"Tonight was about consecutive
stops, and we guarded the 3-point
line," UF coach Billy Donovan said.
"If you want to look back and go to a
key thing of why we lost three games
in a row, check the 3-point line ... that's
why we lost."
And while one night doesn't nec-
essarily cure all of what has ailed the
Gators, Donovan at least believes the
team is on the road to recovery;
"I don't think that all of our mistakes
are cured or are fixed," Donovan said.
"But I think it's just a work in progress.
Sometimes they're going to revert back,
and I'm not making an excuse for these
guys.
"I'd love to see one team in the coun-
try that have lost what we've, lost and
are playing as young as we're playing
and have as many wins as we have.
I'd love to know the number of teams
in the country that could do [what we
have]."


Noah treats


family, fans


* THE SOPHOMORE SCORED 31 POINTS
ON WEDNESDAY, THE MOST BY A UF
PLAYER SINCE 1981.

By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org

Father and grandfather' sat side by side, not
quite sure they believed what they had just
witnessed. Both in dreads, both with flair, both
astounded.
,Disney could have produced this one easily:
Grandfather flies from Cameroon to see son play
for the first time. Grandfather and father arrive
late because of airplane delays. Son sees family
walk into the nosebleeds. Son erupts with a career
night.
But 37 points the most by a UF player since
Vernon Delancy netted 38 in 1981? Nineteen free
throws made the most in UF history? A grind-
out-win aided by Joakim Noah's
touch? A display with the fury of
Men's a wildebeest and the grace of a
BasketallI flamingo?
Noah drove them crazy at
the O'Connell Center in his final
home game as a sophomore. A familial promise
made sure "them" included father Yannick and
grandfather Zacharie.
"I'm really proud of him," said Zacharie in
gruff French translated by Yannick. "There was
something between us because when Joakim
came to Cameroon, I promised that I would come
and see him play. It was great."
Noah's career night, his bedazzling of Georgia
originated in the depths of that African country in
June. The 6-foot-11 forward was frustrated at the
time. He hadn't seen much of the floor as a fresh-
man. So Noah was going to beef up.
He was going to practice for hours every
day. Skipping the country for a couple of weeks
didn't exactly slide into those plans. Too bad.
That wasn't going to stop Noah from seeing his'
grandfather.
"Even though I knew I needed to get better
pretty fast during the summertime, going back
to Africa helped immensely," Noah said. "It was
something I needed to do to just recuperate. I
think that that's helped me throughout. Even
if I'm down now, my African roots give me my
peace of mind."
So, in return, Zacharie made his promise: He

SEE NOAH, PAGE 23


Men's basketball
Duke (1) 74
Florida State 79

Ker4tucky 80
Tennessee (11) 78


Coaches and a leadership com-
mittee comprised of players will
determine appropriate disciplinary
action for UF receivers Kenneth
Tookes and Andre Caldwell and
cornerback Reggie Lewis, UF coach
Urban Meyer said in a released


statement.
The trio was present at the apart-
ment of former UF cornerback Dee
Webb when an assault rifle was dis-
charged into an occupied apartment
neighboring Webb's on Feb. 11.
"'We have an expectation for


members of-our team, to represent
the program on and off the field in
a first class manner," said Meyer
through UF spokesman Steve
McClain. "Our coaching staff and
leadership committee will handle.
this issue."


* On the heels of Coach Carolyn
Peck's best season at UF, No. 23
UF will tip off the SEC Tournament
against Mississippi State today.
See story, pg. 22.


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