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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 112
Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Ganesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.
The condo condition
By JESSICA RIFFEL
UF students Elizabeth Saller and Jeremy
Belch love their apartment, but the couple
will be forded to move in August.
They can no longer afford to live there. It's
either buy or leave.
Saller and Belch's apartment is being con-
verted into a.condominium part of a grow-
ing trend in Gainesville that will force finan-
cially strapped students to move elsewhere.
"We're supporting ourselves, so it's hard
to buy an apartment," Sailer said.
Their one-bedroom, ground-floor apart-
ment at Pebble Creek Apartments on Archer
Road would cost them more than $126,000,
including the 5 percent resident discount,
"It's kind of ridiculous," he said. "We de-
cided that we were going to renew our lease
for next year our last year of undergrad
so it's like we're being forced out."
The condos at Pebble Creek, now called
Campus Edge, cost between approximately
$130,000 to just over $200,000, said real estate
agent Brook Bass.
"I think students have always wanted
to buy because of low interest rates," said
Bass, who is working with Bosshardt Realty
Services of Gainesville to sell Campus Edge
"We are getting quite a few buyers who
were previously renters," she said.
About 4 percent of renters are buying their
apartments, which is twice the norm, Bass
The apartments at Windsor Park, on
Southwest 27th Street, are also being con-
verted to condos.
The apartments were bought last sum-
mer by Tej Properties, a Tampa-based real
estate company. Bass is also selling units at
the complex, which was formally called The
Cambridge @ Gainesville.
"Interest rates are at historical lows.
People want to own real estate now
- they don't want to rent. We're sat-
isfying a demand."
Arlington Properties Inc.
vice president for development
She said that unlike Campus Edge,
Windsor Park is converting apartments in
phases, with the first phase of 48 units almost
sold out. Those prices run from about $90,000
to more than $185,000.
She said there is no timetable for the
conversions; they will simply respond to
The 168-unit Pebble Creek apartment com-
plex was bought by Arlington Properties Inc.,
a real estate firm in Alabama.
Bill Dobbins, Arlington's vice presi-
dent for development, was in Gainesville
last week checking Arlington's properties,
SEE CONDOS, PAGE 5
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Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity brother Alex Goralnik (left) relaxes in a kid-
die pool along with brothers Felipe Gallegos and Anthony Matonti
(left to right in green pool) Thursday afternoon outside their house.
Machen presents Top 10 plan, seeks faculty input
* WORK PLAN INCLUDES
HIGHER FACULTY PAY.
By JUSTIN RICHARDS
University officials talk pretty
about lifting UF into the nation's
elite, but now that strategy is on
paper in a 14-page promise.
The Work Plan for the University
of Florida, more than a year in the
making, defines needs and goals
for UF. It was written with one over-
arching objective: propel UF into the
ranks of the nation's Top 10 public
Among its ambitions are higher
faculty salaries, research outposts in
Florida cities and four new buildings
- a cancer and genetics institute, a
nanoscience facility, a life sciences
research facility and a building for
studying new diseases.
UF President Bernie Machen said
he edited and steered the plan, but
it has had multiple contributors. The
document is still a draft and will not
be finalized until this summer, he
said last week.
The plan aims
faculty and staff.
Faculty Senate President Kim Tanzer
to gather input on the plan. Of the 30
to 40 e-mails she's received, she said
most have been from professors in
the humanities who feel under-rep-
resented in the document.
Tanzer added that when Machen
sought input from college deans
last year, some colleges were not
forthcoming. Those thatwere have a
stronger presence in the'plan.
Tanzer said that the plan's devel-
opment was not well announced in
her field, architecture. The former
dean of that college did not an-
nounce it publicly, Tanzer said.
Still, she agreed with her constit-
uents about the lack of announced
ambitions in the arts and humani-
ties. Four of the document's pages
address the sciences; one addresses
the arts. Environmental issues, she
said, are also not covered as well as
in the 2002 road map prepared by
former UF President Charles Young.
But Tanzer expressed hope for
the still-fluid plan.
"I know some people read it as
if it's cast in stone and they don't
see themselves in it," she said. "I
am very confident that [Machen]
will include feedback from other
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years at UF. He will
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record on Sunday
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Action star Chuck
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2, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, MARCH 3,2006
Shands parking spots change
Forty-one of the 249 parking spots
in the "triangle lot" were con-
verted from all decalto blue decal
UF Transportation and Parking
Services converted an entire row of
the Archer Road and Southwest
16th Avenue lot because of a
"tremendous problem" stemming
from January, said Scdtt Fox, the
director of UF Transportation and
He said that because Shands
patients were unable to find park-
ing near the health center, UF
designated two lots specifically
for patients inconveniencing
faculty, students and, particularly,
blue decal holders.
Blue decals are available to full-
time employees of Shands Hospital
and the Health Science Center.
UF parking decals are based on
the amount of credit hours their
holders have accumulated or their
university designation. Most an-
nual parking passes cost $98 for
"We're trying to strike the best
balance we possibly can," Fox
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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 3
Dresses for Dreams drive promises gowns to needy
Kristin Nichol'. Alligator Siatl
Ashley Wheeler admires a prom dress donated by her sister to Dresses
for Dreams, which will be donated to a high school student.
* THE FUNDRAISER'S
FOUNDER AIMS TO BREAK
LAST YEAR'S DONATION BY
COLLECTING 125 DRESSES.
By MARIA LAVERGHETTA
In the spring, shops and stores
bloomed with starry-eyed high
school girls trying to find the perfect
dress for the perfect night.
Unfortunately, the dress racks
remained out of reach for some girls
- until now.
A green Cache dress glinted
in the sunlight as Ashley Wheeler
pulled donated dresses from all over
Gainesville out of her navy -blue
Her fundraiser, "Dresses for
Dreams," inspired local depart-
ment stores, consignment shops and
residents to give up their treasured
prom dresses, which spent years
in hiding, to underprivileged girls,
who could make then shine again.
"I don't want girls to feel under-
privileged," Wheeler said. "I want
them to feel like people are looking
out for them."
Wheeler started the fundraiser
in 2005. A high school student who
was given a dress last year came to
her mind. The girl threw her arms
around Wheeler and said she was
"That day, no matter how poor
you are or how you were brought
up, that day, you can be rich,"
This year, after already receiving
75 dresses, Wheeler hopes to give
away 125 dresses more than six
times the amount donated last year.
Local businesses have come for-
ward to offer dresses of all shapes
"That day, no matter how
poor you are or how you
were brought up, that day,
you can be rich."
The most expensive dresses
are between $300 and $400, one of
which was donated by Wheeler's
sister, she said.
A seamstress has even come for-
ward to patch up the dresses free of
charge, Wheeler said.
"If people do all this for prom
dresses, then they will do something
more substantial for something
else," she said.
Wheeler has worked for her
second cousin-in-law, Sandy
Thompson, at Sandy's Consignment
Boutique on 13th Street since she
Thompson has owned her con-
signment shop since she was 19.
She said Wheeler's energy, work
ethic and generosity were always
"She always wanted to help ev-
erybody," Thompson said. "She's
just one of those do-gooders."
Thompson's daughter, Mandy,
was always tired of hearing that she
should be more like Wheeler. She
would tell Thompson that normal
people don't work like Wheeler
does, Thompson said.
Wheeler said she hopes to go into
health administration, where she
wants to be able to help people.
The idea for donating dresses is
just a small part of what Wheeler
wants to do in the world, but she
hopes that it helps, she said.
"I wanted to make every girl's
dream come true one dress at a
time," Wheeler said.
HOW TO DONATE
Dresses can be delivered
through April to:
Boutique, 2906 NW 13th St.
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Police suspect two teenagers broke into homes
* POLICE HAVE NOT SAID IF
ANYTHING WAS STOLEN.
By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
Police are searching for two
men who broke into a home last
Friday in an attempted burglary
near the Black Oaks subdivision
and who may be involved in a pre-.
vious burglary in the area.
The two men knocked on the
front door of a house near the 5100
block of Northwest 24th Avenue
before they broke in and scared a
teenager inside the home, accord-
ing to an Alachua County Sheriff's
As soon as the teenager spot-
ted the two men, they both left the
home, police said, but did not say
whether anything had been stolen.
The men were described as two
white males in
Around their late teens,
Gainesville police said.
wore a red hooded sweatshirt, and
the other wore a dark-colored shirt
with blue-jean shorts, according to
the police report.
."We're hoping that someone
from the community will come
forward if they have seen them or
give us information about the de-
scription of the two youngsters,"
said ASO spokesman Sgt. Stephen
Police are investigating whether
both men were involved in a Feb.
16 burglary in Black Oaks.
"I think you should lock your
doors, don't leave valuables in
plain sight and have a dog to scare
burglars away from your home,"
Maynard said. "Be alert to any
suspicious activity in your neigh-
To report information about the
break-ins, contact ASO Criminal
Investigations Division at (352)
367-4170 or Crime Stoppers at
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City to ban homeless food services in Downtown Plaza
By DOMINICK E. TAO
Alligator Contributing Writer
Every Sunday for the last two years, pastor John Deane has
distributed meals to the homeless in Gainesxille's Downtown
His agreement with the city of Gainesville ended Tuesday.
Now, city officials say they don't want him, or anyone else, to
draw more homeless people to the plaza.
In a meeting at Gainesville's Thomas Center on Thursday,
CityManager Russ Blackburn met with Deane, representatives
from nonprofit groups and homeless residents. He explained
why city officials want the plaza off-limits for serving meals
to the homeless. Area businesses have been complaining about
the large crowds of homeless people.
"Groups feeding the homeless at the Downtown Plaza has
had unintended consequences," Blackburn said. "There are so
many folks clustered in downtown it's becoming a crisis."
Blackburn said he felt the best solution is to spread meal
servings to several locations. But the people at the meeting re-
acted to Blackburn's statement with skepticism and emotion.
"My husband is handicapped ... he can't walk too far," said
a homeless woman who called herself Janelle. "We need that
With tears in her eyes, Janelle stood up, put on her trench
coat and left.
Positive Banks, a homeless advocate who
M is also homeless, said the plan to spread out
meal locations is "a real joke."
:.f. "We already have places around town
available," she said. "They're still going to
-. X" be [at the plaza] even without the food."
'-.~. City Commissioner Jack Donovan was
also at the meeting. He said he is worried
Donovan about damage to the plaza's grounds from
the constant foot traffic. But he said relocating the meals might
cause additional problems.
"'Not in my backyard,'" he said, might be the community's
reaction to homeless people being spread around the city.
Candidate wants students out of family neighborhoods
* CITY COMMISSION CANDIDATES
CLASH OVER STUDENT LIVING ISSUES.
By JESSICA RIFFEL
Neighborhoods need to be "rescued"
from student renters, said Gainesville City
Commission candidate Tony Domenech.
Domenech proposed new initiatives to
reduce the impact of unruly neighbors, but
his ultimate goal if he is elected March 7 to
the commission's at-large seat is to get stu-
dents out of single-family neighborhoods.
"My intent is going to be to rescue those
neighborhoods," Domenech said.
His opponent, Jeanna Mastrodicasa,
agrees that the quality of the neighborhoods
needs to be protected, but she is not seeking
the removal of students from single-family
"I see no reason to be attacking students
in general," Mastrodicasa said. "We need to
look at those who are causing problems and
get them to stop causing problems."
Domenech said he wants to control sti-
dent renters by having the strongest ordi-
nances in the country.,
His "radically new" initiative is to get
rid of absentee landlords homeowners
who live outside of Alachua and rent their
Under Domenech's proposal, absentee
landlords would be required
-.. to have a local property man-
News ager who enforces the main-
tenance of the property and
monitors renters' behavior.
"So you no longer have an absentee land-
lord easy solution," Domenech said.
Instead, Mastrodicasa wants to use the
ordinances the city already has.
"We have pretty strict laws here in
Gainesville," she said. "We need to focus on
Mastrodicasa said she wants to encour-
age residents to file complaints, work with
UF and increase resources to code-enforce-
ment officers and the Gainesville Police.
"We need to make sure the university is
doing what it can to educate students about
their responsibilities of living off campus,"
One change Mastrodicasa proposed was
to change the landlord penalty system so
points accumulated for tenants' bad be-
havior would stay on the landlord's record
Renters would face higher fines for
points that would not be wiped clean
for at least 18 months, according to
Students must buy or move our of their apartments-turned-condos
Photo Illustration by Tim Hussin and Andreal Morales / Alligator Staff
The invasion of condo units converted from apartments pushes stu-
dents from low-rent residences.
CONDOS, from page 1
which include the Links at Haile
Plantation, an apartment complex
also being converted to condos.
"Interest rates are at histori-
cal lows," Dobbins said. "People
want to own real estate now
- they don't want to rent. We're
satisfying a demand."
Condo conversions are hap-
pening all over Gainesville.
Companies are also converting
Lakeshore Towers Apartments on
Southwest 13th Street, Covered
Bridge Apartments on Northwest
23rd Boulevard and Hailey Walk
Apartments near Tower Road.
And Gainesville isn't alone.
Tampa, Orlando and Miami are
also experiencing an unprec-
edented number of condo con-
Approximately one-third of
the biggest condo deals occurred
in Florida in 2005 more than
any other state, according to Real
Capital Analytics, a national real
estate analysis firm.
The condo frenzy increased
through most of 2005, spiking in
In September, there was almost
$4 billion generated nationally in
sales for the conversions, accord-
ing to Real Capital Analytics.
Florida is the most popular
state for condo conversions, with
Orlando, Tampa and the Fort
Lauderdale area at the top of the
list. These areas are topped only
by Manhattan, according to Real
"Florida is experiencing some
impressive growth," Dobbins
said. "Gainesville is just the logi-
cal next step for growth in our
A solution to students
In Gainesville, some residents-
see condos as an answer to stu-
Many students live in houses
located in single-family neigh-
borhoods throughout the city.
Last fall, some Gainesville
residents asked city commission-
ers to step in and crack down on
students who park cars on lawns,
leave trash in the street or are
loud late into the night.
The City Commission held
a special meeting in January to
consider options such as stricter
But City Commission candi-
date Tony Domenech sees condos
as the perfect solution. He said
that if students or their parents
want to invest, they should in-
vest in condos instead of houses.
"There are other places stu-
dents can live, and if you want
an investment, go to a condo,"
But some students aren't look-
ing for an investment. They can't
Students like Saller and Belch
just want to rent while they are in
The hunt begins... again
Although Sailer and Belch are
upset with the change, Dobbins
said it's common to move often in
a college town,
"In a university market like
this, turnover is extreme," Dobbins
said. "People move a lot during
four years. I don't think it's going
to be a big inconvenience at all."
Sailer and Belch disagree.
The pair said they conducted an
"exhaustive search" last year creat-
ing a list of possible apartments
and narrowing their options.
When they were told about the
condo conversion after returning
from Winter Break, they realized
they would have to begin the hunt
"It would have been more fair
if they gave us advance notice,"
Belch said. "I really wish they
would have let us know before
"It would have been more
fair if they gave us advance
notice. I really wish they
would have let us know
before Winter Break."
Belch said he is busy preparing
for the Medical College Admissions
Test and taking classes, so he won't
have much time to spend search-
ing for a place to live.
But they don't have a choice.
Pebble Creek residents have no
option to extend their lease.
"It's out of our hands, and it's
very frustrating," Belch said.
And more students will face the
same choice if the, real estate mar-
ket remains strong.
Arlington Properties will con-
tinue to convert apartments in
Gainesville, Dobbins said.
"We plan to build some proper-
ties in Gainesville as well as buy
some properties in Gainesville,"
Dobbins said. "We're here for the
6, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, MARCH 3,2006
After months of preparation and shady, backroom
deals, a victor has been crowned. John Boyles will suc-
ceed Joe Goldberg as the most powerful student in Student
We're just glad this election is finally over.
But that doesn't mean we're willing to let this thing go.
This SG election, like so many in the past, was a total snafu.
And we'think that it's a great topic for this week's edition
of our very own...
Darts & Laurels
Today we issue a single why-can't-you-people-do-any-
thing-right DART to everyone responsible for the SG election
results being released over an hour and five minutes late.
If you were reading our live blog posts, you could sense
the frustration and the drunken stupor hanging in the air at
.the Orange & Brew as.the clock ticked from midnight and
past 1 a.m. And we had to wait right along with them.
We've always known that SG was incompetent. But we
never had any idea that they couldn't even manage their own
It's tough to tell exactly how to mete out the blame for
these shenanigans, but most blame probably belongs with
Erika Kane, the current supervisor of elections. After all, it's
her final responsibility to make sure that everything goes.
In this election, she has failed spectacularly.
And there was apparently no reason for the holdup. The
real problem was that Kane and the company handling the
electronic ballots showed up late to the counting room.
We'll just chalk this one up on the list of Things Gone
Wrong in this election.
For example, some polling stations didn't open until 8:
30 a.m., a half-hour after they were supposed to. There were
no-partitions between polling stations. Poll workers sent
students to vote at a sample Web site instead of the real deal.
And because of all of the polling location foul-ups, some
students who voted at Hume Hall never even got the oppor-
tunity to cast a vote on the online voting initiative.
But Kane's responses after the fact were probably the
"If [students] are concerned about the security, they can,
move the computers ...'," she said.
Sure. If there's a problem, just move the computers
around. No big deal.
And then: "There has never been an election without mi-
nor problems. But the elections with problems are the most
publicized by newspapers."
We wonder why.
And then we discovered that Kane couldn't even deliver
the winners on time.
It's enough to make a newspaperman sick.
The juxtaposition just makes it that much more infuri-
ating. A group of dedicated journalism students and one
very angry economics major huddled around the soft glow
of computer monitors late into Wednesday night and early
Thursday morning, scrambling to meet the deadline for what
would become Thursday's newspaper.
SG, on the other hand, couldn't handle an election that it
has known about for months.
But perhaps the most disturbing notion is that this doesn't
even feel like it's that out of the ordinary for our SG. No, this
feels a lot more like par for the course.
After all, Kane is just the latest in a long line of inept SG
supervisors of elections. Perhaps we should have expected
no better from her or from our SG altogether.
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Boyles the best in
Student Government elections came and went this
week. I am unashamed to admit that I did not vote. I was
out of town and unable to reach one of the on-campus
polling stations SG has clung to for dear life. I told myself.
it didn't matter, as I felt both candidates were more similar
than any previous election I've witnessed in my four years
at UE Furthermore, like many in the student body, I'd had
enough of SG and its insular, nepotistic ways.
Even the most idealistic cowboy can whip a horse for
only so long before realizing it truly is dead, and it was
apparent that three years of complaints from the student
body had gone unheeded.
In many ways, the Unite and Swamp parties presented
extremely similar fronts. Both parties had Greek backing.
Both were composed of SG veterans who adopted new
party names in a weak but oft-repeated attempt to dis-
tance themselves from their political records. Both parties
employed the tried-and-true practice of presenting mul-
ticultural, gender-diverse executive tickets. Finally, both
parties presented the same vacuous campaign promises.
As the election came and passed while I was out of
town, it occurred to me that my initial reaction to this
year's election was slightly off the mark. The superficial
aspects of both parties were indeed very similar. However,
my gut feeling now tells me that I am highly thankful that
the Swamp Party did win the election.
Of course, Swamp is a heir to Joe Goldberg's Gator
Party, with a history indicating the same old.story of legacy
positions, excessive spending and frivolous BlackBerries.
But John Boyles has no history as a member of the Greek
system. Jared Hernandez does.
Boyles has kept a fairly low-key image within Student
Senate, whereas Hemandez has gone on the record as be-
ing against online voting and now for it.
Even more importantly,
President-elect Boyles has no
reputation for skullduggery. For
those who forget, Hernandez was
the member of SG who used SG
funds to have a pig roast for his
Spanish American Law Students
Association friends at a private
residence.He ironically performed
this deed after serving as a mem-
ber at large on the Rules and Ethics
Actions such as these indicate contempt for both regu-
lations and student funds. One could only wonder what
deeds this contempt would have fostered had Hernandez
When it comes down to it, campaign promises are ir-
relevant. More often than not, they are rapidly forgotten
or intentionally ignored. Similarly, members of the sen-
ate can be relied on to preserve the status quo as long
as possible, regardless of party affiliations or claims of
need for change. The biggest difference between the two
candidates and their parties was the character they have
presented to the student body. In any case, an unassuming
and passive candidate is always better than an outspoken
and contemptuous one.
John Boyles may have a presidency consisting of "poli-
tics as usual." He may even turn out to be the Greek fig-
urehead some have portrayed him to be. But if changing
the status quo means making the situation worse, then I'll
gladly accept more of the same ineffectiveness and back-
Scott Gilton is a decision and information sciences senior.
His column appears on Fridays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Are you satis- Due to technical difficulties, the
fied with John Boyles winning the poll results from Thursday cannot
SG election? be displayed.
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2006 u ALLIGATOR, 7
Election sees celebrity write-in candidates, runoffs
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
UF students added a new line to
action star Chuck Norris' resume
this week: runner-up in the race for
Student Government Honor Court
The actor garnered 26 votes in the
race, placing his tally right behind
Chancellor-elect Alex Hadjilogiou's
total of 7,161 votes. Hadjilogiou ran
unopposed for the position.
The results of Spring's SG
election, which were announced
early Thursday morning outside the
Orange & Brew, featured hundreds
of write-in candidates ranging from
George Bush and John Kerry to
Albert the Alligator and Mr. Two-
The election, which drew more
than 10,000 voters to the polls, deter-
mined about half of Student Senate's
Swamp Party's John Boyles and
Lydia Washington won their race
with 5,347 votes and will take their
respective offices as Student Body
president and vice president in May.
Their running mate, Student Body
treasurer candidate Ryan Moseley,
will face Unite candidate Lola
Bovell in a runoff election to be held
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Although the majority of win-
ners announced Thursday morning
hailed from Swamp, about 13 Unite
candidates also managed to earn
seats in SG's legislative branch.
Recounts will be held for
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
and graduate student seats because
some candidates were defeated by
one-fourth of a percent or less of the
Although Thursday morning's
election results were delayed for
about an hour, Kane said there were
no problems in the counting room.
"Things take time," she said.
"We weren't doing anything
Spring 2006 Student Government
President: John Boyles (Swamp)
Vice President: Lydia Washington (Swamp)
Treasurer: Runoff between Ryan Moseley (Swamp) and Lola
Associate Justice: Katheryn Zambrana (no party)
Chancellor: Alex Hadjilogiou (no party)
Online Voting Initiative: Yes
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James Modica (Swamp1
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Government parties wait to hear who will replace him as the new president for the next term.
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1.5BA. Lg living room, WD, new AC, DW.
Sublet avail, in summer, Fall lease $1920
+ util. 275-1259 or ATucker458@aol.com
***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
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-
U For Rent
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.
2BR/1BA HOUSE. 4 blocks to UF. Fenced
yard, plenty of space, W/D hkups, $800/mo.
Available immediately 1821 NW6thAve. Call
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-3-5-2
*NW39Ave Lg 2BR/2BA. Fancy loftw/costly
laminate floor, wood pattern. Good neighbor-
hood. $640-650 Nice NW 2BR/2BA, gated
patio6 trees. $530-540. ORoommate 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
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 1.BAApt. 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.
2BR 1BAApt. 5 Blks to UF
840 Sq. ft. $550/mo St. CroixApt.
Central H &Air, Inclds. Wtr, Swg, Pst. Cnt.
& Garbage. Avail. for APRIL.
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494.
AVAILABLE NOW! Nice 2 BR/1BA apt. Close
to UF & convenient to 'everything. On bus
route. $400/mo. Call Richard @ 371-4367.
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-
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-
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-
6BR/3BA 1 minute to Norman
Hall. Excellent condition.
Avail. Fall 2006. Call 317-1709 3-22-10-2
Great 4BR/2BA home. Available
Fall 2006. 1 min to Norman Hall
Please call 317-1709 3-22-10-2
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.
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
BIKE TO UF!
Large luxury unit $825/MO
2BR/2.5BA, swimming pool
Peartree Realty Inc.
Realtor 352-335-3802 4-5-20-2
E I unfurnished
2BR/ 2BA Condo in Treehouse Village. Incl.
W/D, pool, tennis court, bus stop opposite
condo. Avail. Immediately. 352-514-0431/
HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS, OR
TOWNHOUSES Walk/bike/bus to UF. Neat,
clean good quality. Visit www.gatorpads.com
for available units or call 281-0733 or 284-
YOU SHOULD LIVE THIS WELL AFTER
YOU FINISH SCHOOL!! Brand new 3BR/
3BA houses 3 blks. North of O'Dome near
UF. Top quality throughout with every ame-
nity plus location. $2000/mo. 2 Avail. early
July. No pets. K&M Properties. 372-1509
Large fenced backyard with screened porch.
W/D. Pets ok. Avail May 1, $900/mo. Call
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.
Female @ Melrose Apt. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/
4BA. W/D in unit cable, int, utils included.
Fitness center, pool, spa, ball, ball, 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, lease will
pay assignment fee. Please call 352-476-
3860 or email email@example.com.
$300-$325/mo. Super close to campus +
on bus route. Walk-in closets, central heat
& air, washer & dryer, very nice & great
deal 870-0904 or 318-4553 3-23-14-3
Summer sublease for female. Pvt bath, furn.
Campus Club $375/mo Ethernet, full ameni-
ties. Sand volleyball, pool, gym. Call Lauren
,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
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-
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
1BR/1BA Apt, in Windmeadows. Walk to
Butler Plaza Pool view. $570/mo negotiable.
Call 352-281-2832. End April 30. Avail imme-
Do you want to rool out of bed & go to class?
Are you sick of having roommates? Then
this huge'lBR is for you! 2 blks to UF. W/D,
cent AC, wd frs, courtyard & tons of closet
space. $799/mo. Avail May1. 321-508-9413
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA $325/mo. University
Terrace. Fully furnished, W/D. Call 617-970-
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-
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 +1/3 util.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-357-3070 3-8-5-3
) l Subleases
2BR/2BA in 4BR/4BA apt. In Countryside.
Can be leased separately. Beautiful apt.
$400/MO util/wireless internt/cable incl.
Patio, porch. Avail May. Call 305-394-1459
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt. Gainesville
Place for $450/MO May thru July. Call 407-
489-4799 See http://gainesvilleplace.com
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
Female wanted for 1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2BA Mt.
Vemon 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
Walk 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
more info 871-7187 3-8-5-3
1BR/BA or 2BR/2BA avail. in 4BR apt.
Campus Club. Individual lease, Furnished,
priv/BA, $400-includes EVERYTHING. Avail.
starting May. Contact Alicia 352-246-3302..
1BR in 2BR/2BA townhouse. Washer/Dryer
avail. 20 +21 bus passing by. Walking dis-
tance to supermarket and UF gym. Located
at 3640 SW 20th Ave. Ask for $300 + 1/2 util.
Free Deposit. Call 262-6912 after 5PM. 3-
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AUG PAID. University Commons. 1BR in
4BR/2BA. Walk to UF. Gym, pool, spa $390/
mo incl. everything. Aug thru July or Aug to
May. Call 386-965-1406 3-23-10-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
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 email@example.com
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. Non-smoking 407-782-2105 3-
Female roommate wanted
in 3/3 in rockwood Villas. $500/MO Available
now! Call Jen 954-295-9211 4-26-48-4
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org 3-6-10-4
A roommate wanted for 3BR/2BA home on 5
acres. 8 miles from UF. $500/mo all incl. Call
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
2 rooms in 4BR/4BA condo. W/D, pool, full
kitchen, 2 bus lines. Avail May thru Aug.
$325/mo per room. John 786-43N-1657
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 until. 352-281-
1Bdrm with private bath in NE GVL Home.
Quiet Neighborhood. 15 min drive to cam-
pus. $300/mo + 1/2 util. 1st, last, $200 se-
curity. Home 375-5377 Work: 373-6066 ask
for Sue. 3-3-5-4
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
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.
"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.
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 oremail
Avail now, $405/mo, pvt bed/bath, office w/
hi-spd internet, spacious, extrastorage, near
campus & downtown, pet-friendly, call: 352-
281-5281 or 352-494-8098 3-8-5-4
1 BR Avail. for now spring & summer semes-
ter! 5 min. to UF. Free dig. cable, $300/mo
+ 1/3 util. Female or male nonsmoker. 352-
332-2234 or 352-514-1441. 3-9-5-4
NS quiet grad female of next year. 2Bed/2.5
Bath & office townhouse near campus on
RTS 9 & 35. $423 & -1/2 util. Pets ok. Call
Marisa (352)359-6161. 3-24-11-4
Room in 3/2 house near lake & woods.
Seeking animal lover with no animals. Nice
Ktch, artroom, porches. $319/mo + shared
bills. Call 384-1431. 3-9-5-4
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2 miles from campus 407-620-1555
in beautiful Treehouse Village.
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Campus Realty for more info.-352-359-1678
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l0 1F Furnishings
BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-26-72-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New; unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
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-
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
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
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-
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
BRAND NEW FURNITURE
Mattress Sets $169
5pc. Bedroom Sets $495
And Much More! Delivered to your door!
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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
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
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 BRAND NEWI MICROFIBERI
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both
for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-0333 4-
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.
**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.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
0 1 Furnishings
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
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
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-26-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used Buy 0 Sell 4-26-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed. in. plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-26-63-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 eKing sets
$99 Ofrom estate sale. Safe pine bunk bed
$109. 376-0939/378-6005 Call-A-Mattress
4370 SW 20th Ave. 4-26-63-6
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
am u R
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-Fix it for $44!!
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Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
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ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
**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
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SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
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Best Prices and Customer Service!!
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***CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES***
SCOOTERS, or dirt bikes in ANY condition,
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Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
Owned by Gator grads. 1901 NW 67 PI
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the worship guide
Parker Road Baptist
300 SW 122nd St Gamesjille.
FL 32607 Pastor Gordon Keller
332 -991 '):45 Sunrdav Schoul
Worship ,. 11am Et 6pm.
Wednesday Worship C, 7pmr
6 45pm loutr, WOW
First Baptist Church
425 w. University Ae
Sunday Bible Study '-30 am,
Worship 1 lam.
Project X- Student Fellowship
6pm vw.v.ibcgainesville net
Christian Study Center
Ortrming ,:lai?- lectures L -i .
ema, rc3dinri r.ups, anrd nior
hom' of Pa!,:al's ,ofEce housc
m,)onjay FnaJ3 7 30 MIJnilht
112 rNW Iotih l -Sr.9-3-5
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Holy Trnitjy Episcopal
100 i [ jre [
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Huoi, Communion 6pfr
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Healing and Oil y C(. iriilmuui':.'i
'our home ,a.-., iuImr homei
Fndr/ Nihrnt Lie'
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'pnnrn 'iemeinter 7:30 pm.
352-33? 5; 7 2021 NW 5th Ave.
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le tier .ice-; Ortr.e.. I. Con-
ser,.3arle 6rnd Pef'rrn, follo..,ed
by a free qlatt Ko.ner Shatbat
dinner' We sato there r he only
daily ouriTet Kl.,her lun,-h and
dinner in Gamlneille loinr uz
for ereat iL),'. Shatibbat. Je% i'h
Pr'r3ri' and arn more...
First Lutheran Church
1801 1NW 5th Ave. Liturgical
Service at 8 30am and 1 lam.
Upbeat Praise Ser.ice at I lam.
Sunday Free Lunch for college
Abiding Savior Lutheran
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church
iriites you to attend the New
Saturday evening Contemporary
Serice at 7:OOpm Full hour of
ong arid prayer that you can re
late tol 9700 W. Newberry Road,
The Family Church
The Family Church Si a
multl. culturall Christian Church
vlith greatt music, rele,'ant mes
'ae:., casual dress, and
triendlly people. Service times
are Saturdays at 7pm and Suni
days at 10am. 2022 _w 1?2-rd
Street Garme ille. For intr -..n
coll-.e i: career happeringi.s itl
W.*, ".,.of;ig ri,.242. corrm
Call j: 332-6459
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Church of Christ
vi, ,...... aior :.ljr'- r ist org.
College Mini!try meets at
University City Church
Bible i'udy Sunday at 9:30am
and Wedresday 7pm
Wesley Foundation Metlrng i
Presbi'rtenran Church 1402 W.
LUnir. A.e. Unit sf2
Sunday W'orship 10.30.m tr
Conterriporarv 7:30 pm
For more info: 372 6163 or
Grace United Methodist
Blended ser 'ice Sunday 11:153am
Conremporary- Sunday 9:15nm
and Saturda$. 7 Oupm
9325 vW i4eviberr, Rd Ipast mall I
<','..0 race.oiog 332 8770
Presbyterian & Disciples
of Christ Student Center
Open afthriirn and piritui.ll .
di .'erse Hol stic '//i.rship orn Sur
da s r 7 lin and 1 homc 00kecd
s.uppers or. WeVdnesOdis at f"- 30
pm 141 Wr Unrirsi. Ave
I' 75.'6 9 ,...*,v... pdcc.:,r -
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.
HOMNDA 250 REBEL
New paint, seat, tire, 13k miles. Just ser-
viced. Very clean. Excellent beginner bike.
Looks like small Harley. Only $1495. Call
2003 YAMAHA ZUMA
For sale. New battery, new brakes, new
grips, new mirrors, new seat! Great condi-
tion, runs great! $1200/080. Call Sydney:
For Sale Verucci x7 2005 Motorcycle. Runs
great. Brand new. I am moving. Asking
$1200 or best offer. Call 352-226-6863 or
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
2006 YAMAHA ZUMA
Good shape, high horsepower, $2000/OBO
Call 352-870-4684 3-6-5-11
'05 SCOOTER United Motors. Low miles.
w/helmet, gloves, lock & alarm. Call Chris
Yamaha Maxim 400cc 83 20K+ mi. Left turn
signal, speed, front brake need minor work.
New tires, comes with cover and manuals.
$1100 obo call 352-219-2659 and leave
***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
* Autos 1
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-26-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSelIOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
For CARS, TRUCKS & MOTORCYCLES'
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
S2715 N MAIN 377-1616
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.
SUN CITY AUTO
Test drive any vehicle and
*GET A 3 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-
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.
PONTIAC GRAND AM 1992
Looks & runs good. Automatic, new fuel
pump, $1200/OBO Call 514-3409 3-8-5-12
***Moving Must Sell**
2006 HONDA CBR 600RR SILVER
Like brand new, bought in December 2005
Low mileage, Asking 9000.00/080
mi Wanted I
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe drivinrecord & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need transpor-
tation to go to Angel Gardens hopefully living
in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6948
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 3-24-44-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-26-
6 vs. 6 Soccer attention all Soccer Playing
Women- Join the Women's 6 vs. 6 soccer
league. Games are played weekday eve-
nings. Fee $25 for city residents, $38 for non-
city. For more info: 393-8753 3-22-10-13
Wanted to Buy: Paper Money and Old
Coins. Single coins, notes, accumulations,
entire collections. Littleton Coin Company
Since 1945. Call (800)581-2646, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Mention code
l Help Wanted
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! H
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Sun City Auto
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Sun City Auto
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BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
maae mrougn adverising. we suggest that
any readerwho responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-26-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $6.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-26-72-14
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
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Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleirn.com/
$$ 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-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-26-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$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
$10- 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.15 $7.15/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-26-72-14
Apply online to restaurants, hotels &
clubs in the Gainesville area. We need
servers, cooks, drivers and more. 3-31-
GATOR DOMINO'S is now hiring delivery ex-
perts & outgoing, friendly customer svc rep-
resentatives. Apply online or at our Jonesville
location at 14300 W. Newberry Rd. No exp
necessary. Will train the right people!
-$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.
ORoom and Board Included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 5-July22 Please contact
Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext 251 or
352-669-9443 ext 251 4-26-72-14
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12, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, MARCH 3,2006
Earn between $12-$20/hrl Gatorfood.com.
Great Opportuntiy. For info contact Jason
MARIO & LUIGI'S PIZZA Now hiring
Flyer Distributors $7.50/hr, Drivers $10-
12/hr, Pizzamakers $7/hr Apply-at 3458 W.
University Ave. Call 376-6433 or 871-3368
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
* 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
Gators, Almost Gators, Ex-Gators,
Wannabe Gators &
For Part Time Inside Sales at
Salary and Commission.
Flexible daytime hours.
Call Brad at 331-8837, ext 3125 between
5pm and 7pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays,
or send resume to
Earn money for the beach this summer.
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!
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 email@example.com *Bilingual
M21Wear e you want WeS
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp:
Flexible hours, Great pay
& Dynamic Co.
400 counselors & instuctors needed!
Co-ed summer camps in Poconos, PA.
Top salary, travel paid, best staff.
Apply @ www.lohikan.com or call
PT/FT Reps needed to Market VolP
Voice Over IP wireless & telecom
products. Must Be Self-Motivated.
Leave Message @ 1-866-644-2961
YMCA CAMP MCCONNELL is looking for
male/female counselors for coed, over-ngiht
summer camp. Must live on-site. Salary +
ro6iii and board. Call 352-466-3587 3-16-
Increase your income immediately!!! Go.to
www.thepeoplesvitamin.com. 100% Risk
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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
1 I1 Help Wanted
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 3-21-20-14
GRANITE FABRICATOR/ INSTALLER
Jackson Industries Stoneworks
4001 Newberry Rd., E4, G'ville
Email: email@example.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
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.
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS, MODELS!
All ages and faces wanted!
No exp. Required, FT/PT!
BLIMP GROUND CREW
Fulltime nationwide travel, must be 21, drug
free, no criminal background, physically fit,
good driving record. Contact Steve 407-363-
Part-Time. Eff. Apt. Provided. NE Gainesville
Reply to: PO Box 1496, Ocala FL 34478 3-
when you consolidate any student loans over
$10,000 and lower you interest rate. 904-
PT/FT KITCHEN HELP.
Apply in person Maui Teriyaki. 600 NW 71st.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
returned. 818-741-8695 3-27-20-14
COUNSELORS Camp Wekiza, Wekiza
Springs State Park, Apopka, FL Residential
Environmental Summer Camp. Orientation
6/6-9. Boys' camp 6/10-24. Girls' camp 6/24-
7/22. Contact MJ Meherg@worldnet.att.net
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
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
KNOWA FOREIGN LANGUAGE?
Make extra cash! Use your skills & make a
profit with www.jobcash.com 3-3-5-14
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
Get paid To Drive A Brand New Car!
Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive!
GHOSTWRITING & EDITING
Reasonable rates. Call Mike 352-481-4926
1 il Help Wanted
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
Daytime. Own car. Apply in person between
2 & 5pm. NAPOLATANO'S 606 NW 75th St.
Exp & friendly. Apply in person between 2
& 5 pm. NAPOLATANO'S 606 NW 75th St.
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.
Wait Staff and Dishwashers
Great Environment/Weekends/Flexible Hrs
No Phone Calls/Must Have Experience
Email refs to email@example.com
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PART TIME ADMIN POSITION AVAIL
NATIONAL Elec. Supply Co. Hours
8am-lpm M-F APPLY AT 3005 SW
WILLISTON RD OR SEND RESUME:
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
STechnician Needed FT/PT
A.M. a must
Please apply in person
Institute of Veterinary spec.
7520 W. University Ave. 3-7-5-14
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.
*Q Help Wanted
The YMCA is looking for fun, dynamic, and
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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2006
Gators face critical game at UK
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
For about an hour Wednesday
night, this game didn't matter.
After defeating Kentucky at Rupp
Arena less than a month earlier,
Tennessee had the Wildcats in a 14-
point stranglehold during the first half
oh its home court on Wednesday.
A win by the Volunteers would
have locked up a first-round bye in the
Southeastern Conference tournament
Coach Billy Donovan has gone 1-8 at Rupp Arena in his 10
year at UF. The lone win came in 1998.
for UF, but Kentucky came back.
Now the Gators' Sunday show-
down at Rupp Arena has immediate
implications for both teams.
"We have a big game on Sunday,
and then after Sunday, it's do or die,"
UF forward Joakim Noah said.
The winner of the game, which tips
off at noon, will earn a coveted first-
round bye and won't have to play four
games in as many days at next week's
The last team to win the tournament
without a bye was Arkansas in 2000.
"There's no question it's a big game
for both teams," UF
S coach Billy Donovan
Men's said. "Last time out,
Baqiketball we did beat them here
S. at home ... and we
know we're going to
get their best effort and their best game
of the year on Sunday."
Unfortunately for the No. 17 Gators
(23-6, 9-6 SEC), the game comes in a
venue that they haven't had a tremen-
dous amount of success in over the
Since Donovan took over at UF in
1996, the Gators are 1-8 in Rupp Arena,
the lone win being an 86-78 decision in
1998. The 95-80 victory in Gainesville
on Feb. 4 was UF's third straight win
in the series and just the second time
in school history that the Gators have
won three in a row.
Since that game, however, Kentucky
(19-10, 9-6 SEC) has made significant
improvements starting five low-profile
players, as McDonald's All-Americans
Rajon Rondo, Randolph Morris and Joe
Crawford coming off the bench.
"We've had to make some changes
over the last four or five games,"
Kentucky coach Tubby Smith said.
"There has been that element of cohe-
siveness and getting guys to believe
and trust that the things we're doing
are going to be beneficial to all. If we
win, everyone is going to benefit from
UF's biggest boost in Wednesday's
win came from Noah, who torched
the Bulldogs for 37 points, including
a school-record 19 made free throws
in front of his father, Yannick, a French
native, and grandfather Zacharie, who
made the trip from Cameroon. Both
will be in attendance again on Sunday,
and Noah isn't sure that they're pre-
pared for the environment and the
abuse they will likely withstand from
the hostile crowd.
"1 don't think they know what's
going to happen to them (at Rupp),"
Noah said after the first UF-Kentucky
game this season. "They're going to get
so much shh ..."
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By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Same opponent. Different place. Larger implications.
With Southeastern Conference play beginning today for
the No. 7 UF men's tennis team, its rematch against No. 4
Mississippi has a little added spice.
In UF's last match, it was knocked out of the National
Indoor Championships by the Rebels, giving the Gators two
weeks to prepare for game two of a rare back-to-back slate
against the Rebels.
UF will face Ole Miss at 3 p.m. today at the Ring Tennis
Complex. A season ago, the Gators and
Rebels were co-SEC Champs with identical
10-1 league records.
S The last match between the two schools
was a tight 4-2 win for Mississippi. Had a
few points gone the Gators' way, they could
have come out with a win, UF coach Andy
S Jackson said.
Jackson Jackson said UF needs to be more aggres-
sive and take more risks if the team wants to
defeat Ole Miss this time. And mistakes that were made in the
last match need to be corrected, Jackson said.
"We're going into a very. difficult part of the season,"
Jackson said. "We're getting ready to have some fun."
Five of the next seven opponents for the Gators are ranked
in the top 25, and three of the next five are in the top five.
"Losing the No. 1 ranking doesn't mean much, but if los-
ing twice doesn't humble you, then you're not an athlete or a
coach," Jackson said. "I think we are humble, and we should
After Ole Miss, UF will play Mississippi State Sunday at 1
p.m. at the Ring Tennis Complex.
WOMEN LOOK TO REBOUND: UF women's tennis coach Roland
Thomqvist had one comment about his team's defeat at North
Carolina on Sunday: "Losing is no fun."
The No. 4 Gators will try to bounce back and have some
"fun" today, as they head into Southeastern Conference play
against Mississippi at the Palmer-Salloum Tennis Center in
While Thomqvist hinted that he will probably stick with
the doubles pairings he adopted last week, the seesaw battle
for the No. 1 singles position between senior Alexis Gordon
and sophomore Diana Srebrovic will continue this weekend.
Thomqvist said his decision will be based on matchups.
UF has dominated the series, with a 31-2 all-time record
against Ole Miss.
"Sometimes you learn more from a loss than you do from a
win," Thomqvist said. "Hopefully, we can take that in to this
After Ole Miss, the Gators will travel to Mississippi State
. ,YM. S TICS
Injuries to handicap UF on road
By CHRIS WHITE
The Gators head to Tuscon,
Ariz., tonight for their third con-
secutive away meet before head-
ing back to Gainesville to finish up
their last two meets of the season
Returning to competition after
a bye week, UF will look to show
it's in top form for the postseason
and can handle the stress of travel.
"I truly think the best test of
any team is how well they do on
the road," UF coach Rhonda Faehn
But tonight's tri-meet, against
No. 14Arizona and No. 26 Brigham
Young, will be a little more compli-
cated for the Gators, as they will
have to compete without a pair of
Samantha Lutz performs on the bars. Lutz will
night after spraining her ankle on Feb. 19.
uasey Lawson / Allgator
miss UF's meet to-
Faehn said that junior Samantha
Lutz likely will sit out tonight after
rolling her ankle against North
Carolina State on Feb. 19. Uneven-
bar specialist Sherie Owens, an
animal science major, also will not
compete and instead will prepare
for an entrance interview for veter-
inary school. Still, Faehn said she's
confident the Gators can overcome
"This meet will be a challenge,"
she said. "But I told the girls that
some of our best meets ever have
been under circumstances where
it's challenging, and everyone
comes together to fight through
something that's a bit of a strug-
Faehn, too, has struggled this
season, trying to perfect a consis-
tent lineup as several gymnasts
have had to rest after sustaining
minor injuries. Before the season
even started, freshman Melanie
Sinclair had to have shoulder sur-
gery, and senior Beth Kleiman rup-
tured her Achilles tendon. Sinclair
was recently approved to begin
training on the uneven bars again,
but Kleiman graduates this year.
"[Kleiman] has had so many
surgeries-her shoulder, her ankle
and now her Achilles tendon-so
this is something that's very, very
hard to come back from," Faehn
said. "So she made the decision
to move on and concentrate on
her studies and graduate school
But the Gators have been
lucky for suffering no major inlr-
ries since the start of the season.
Sophomore Nicola Willis, who sat
out last season recovering from
shoulder and ankle surgeries,
has been rested several times for
ankle injuries, and sophomore
Tiffany Murry recently had an
MRI on her shoulder, but has been
cleared to continue competing.
Faehn said both gymnasts would
be in the lineup tonight.
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16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 3,2006
UF struggles to rack up runs
By BRYAN JONES
S Alligator Writer
The formerly top-ranked
Gators don't appear so mighty
After treating Cincinnati
pitching like batting practice on
opening weekend, the bats have
gon-ctold, and UF has lost three
out of its last four games.
As slugger Matt LaPorta con-
tinues to remain day-to-day with
an injury to his oblique muscle,
the Gators' lineup seems rather
average. To complicate matters,
UF is struggling to find a reliable
Sunday starter among a youthful
pitching staff that has yet to find
But the Gators know that as
far as Texas A&M is concerned,
none of that matters. As does
everyone who goes head-to-head
with UF these days, the Aggies
will look at this weekend's three-
game series as a chance to make
a statement. And the Gators
wouldn't have it any other way.
"I think that is exactly the
position we want to be in," UF
coach Pat McMahon said. "I rel-
ish that, and I know our players
do. That's exactly where we want
the status of our program to be,
year in and year out."
LaPorta, who has already
missed the Gators' last four
Andy Apicella / Alligator Staff
UF's Matt LaPorta hits a 2-run single during opening weekend
games, could possibly make his
return to ,the lineup sometime
during the series, but he will
likely remain out until at least
"Losing your home-run and
RBI leader from the previous
year always hurts," UF short-
stop Adam Davis said. "It also
gives the guys in the opposing
dugouts a little more confidence.
They don't have to worry about
"big Matt LaPorta."
While Texas A&M heads into
the weekend with just one loss in
12 games, the Aggies have yet to
face a major conference team and
have played just two road games.
Still, Texas A&M's team ERA of
1.77 is impressive, regardless of
strength of schedule.
Senior right-hander Bryan
Ball (2-1, 5.27 ERA) will take
the mound for the Gators on
Friday night against A&M's Kyle
Nicholson (2-0, 2.87). Saturday,
sophomore Bryan Augenstein (3-
0,1.21) will face Aggies freshman
Kyle Thebeau (1-0,1.17).
But while the Gators know
they'll be up against junior right-
hander Austin Creps (1-1,1.40) in
Sunday's finale, McMahon has
yet to name a starter.
"I've got an idea, but I want
to see who we match up against,
and I will go from there,"
Despite rich traditions in both
programs, UF has squared off
with Texas A&M only before.
The Aggies defeated the Gators
6-5 in a 1992 NCAA Regional
If Texas A&M is anything
like UF's recent opponents, the
Gators can expect the Aggies to
treat this weekend as if it was
another postseason matchup.
"I think everybody in the
country is saying that when
they play us: We want to beat
Florida,'" UF third baseman
David Cash said. "It's exciting
to know that people are gunning-
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UF handball club
wins national title
* THE SECOND-YEAR TEAM
TOOK THE D-II CROWN.
By JENNA MARINA
Using inspiration from the film
"The Mighty Ducks," several UF
athletes probably wanted to belt
out the lyrics to Queen's "We are
the Champions" after emerging
victorious in a national champion-
The UF handball dub, in only
its second year of existence, won
its first Division II
cial Championship at
pcora Texas A&M dur-
t ing the last week of
Boasting 20 to 25 active mem-
bers, the dub competed against
teams from Ireland and the U.S.,
including Tennessee and defend-
ing champion Hardin-Simmons in
a five-day tournament.
After UF fielded seven players
and placed fifth in the event last
year, handball coach A.J. Arem
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improving the team.
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were initially, I thought we had
something real special," said
Arem, 24. "So I made it a goal of
mine, as well as the team's, to re-
ally work hard, get better and re-
cruit better, and the time commit-
ment and effort really paid off."
Handball can be most easily
described as racquetball minus the
racket. The object of the game is to
keep the ball out of an opponent's
reach. The first player to win two
games to 21 points wins a match.
Arem played and coached at
Kentucky for four years and won
the singles title in the Collegiate
Nationals in 2000.
He uses the handball classes he
teaches at UF as a recruiting forum
for new players, like freshman
Matt Rossheim, who finished as
runner-up in his division.
"I was playing racquetball,
and I met A.J., and he grew up
playing handball," senior Andrew
Woolwine said. "He said, play
this really cool game, and it's kind
of like racquetball, but it' a little
bit more challenging.' I tried it,
and I haven't picked up a racket
Since the team has a difficult
time finding opportunities to play
against collegiate-level opponents,
the national championship was a
highly anticipated event.
"Playing as a girl, we don't re-
ally get the chance to play other
girls our age very often," senior
Kate Ross said. "It was exciting
to be able to play against people
who were actually competitors for
us and not just playing our own
teammates, which is what we do
all the time."
Handball has a history at UF. In
the 1950s and 1960s, handball was
one of four required physical edu-
cation classes, but its popularity
dwindled once the classes became
non-requisite, UF law professor
Stuart Cohn said.
Even with the national title, UF
still practices three times a week in
the Student Recreation and Fitness
Center to prepare for two more
competitions this semester.
"We won the team title, which
was everyone's goal," Arem said.
"But the fact that there weren't
that many [individual titles shows
that] there's room for improve-
ment in everybody's game ... and
they're going to continue to strive
to get better.
"I've had comments from
teammates saying, 'I wish I had
been playing longer. I feel like I'm
a part of something special.'"
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