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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 120
Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006
Andrea Morales/ All
A UF political science student, Mike Ross, decides to add
to the central pile during a game of poker at a friend's apa
Students go 'all in'
for illegal gambling
By JOHN W. COX
Alligator Contributing Writer
Nine men sat elbow-to-elbow around a table smaller
than a freshman dorm room bed.
No one puffed a cigar or affected expensive sun-
glasses. Some shuffled their poker chips like magicians
while others obsessively arranged them in exact stacks
of five. One player pulled his University of Michigan
cap down to hide his eyes, and another listened to mu-
sic on his iPod.
Tired faces four days from their last shaves and eyes
outlined by black circles testified to the lives led by the
participants nights absent of sleep and days that
rarely see the light.
A pile of wrinkled $20 bills sat in a faded
Special red pot with a broken handle. This was one
Report of dozens of poker games that go on every
night in Gainesville.
It was just like the games on television, except these
were college students playing for hundreds. And this
game was illegal.
Gainesville had long since slipped into the cold, crisp
January night. Sounds of an occasional fire truck streak-
ing down Archer Road seeped through the cracked
window of the poorly lit second-floor apartment.
A glass of Malibu Rum and a tall cup of Killian's
Irish Red lager rested among bottles of water and Diet
A poster of dogs sitting at a poker table was pinned
to the wall above the game.
"I'll buy in in 10 minutes," said UF junior David
Godwin as he walked in the door. "I've got to go out-
side and get on the level."
Godwin stepped out on the balcony, lit his last
Parliament cigarette and took a long drag. He was late
to the Texas Hold 'Em game after coming straight from
a business calculus test at Larsen Hall.
igator Staff "I felt pretty good," Godwin said. "I know I passed
his chips for sure."
rtment. SEE POKER, PAGE 10
Student Senate shoots down bill to reduce SG Cabinet
By LYNDSEY LEWIS and
After two weeks in limbo,
Student Senate axed a hotly con-
tested bill Tuesday night that
aimed to drastically downsize the
Student Government Cabinet.
At the senate's last meeting be-
* The UF baseball
team fell short of
win with a late-
tunities to lose 7-6
See story, pg. 18.
fore Spring Break, senators voted .L create confusion
against the bill by a hand count of among students
29-27. However, a count of paper who would not
votes at the end of that meeting know which
revealed a 33-29 tally in favor of i cabinet director
the bill. to contact.
The bill finally died Tuesday "It is irre-
night by a vote of 31-45. Medina sponsible for
SOpponents of the measure ar- this senate to
gued that by broadening each cab- pass this piece of legislation," said
inet's role, the legislation would Melvin Thomas, who is co-director
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of the solicitations cabinet.
The bill, which was authored
by Student Body President Joe
Goldberg and Vice President Joyce
Medina, proposed to reduce the
number of cabinets from 41 to 11.
Some of the bill's other oppo-
nents said it would actually inflate
the size of cabinets by requiring
each of its 11 secretaries to work
with between five and 10 assis-
of safe sex
at the Florida
Gym. See story,
Cabinets are designed to work
with the Gainesville community
and create programs for students
based on campus issues.
Senate President John Boyles,
who completed his term Tuesday
night, decided during Spring
Break to have senators revote on
SEE SENATE, PAGE 9
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Editor's note: This is the sixth in a
series of stories commemorating the
Independent Florida Alligator's 100th
year of publication. The following covers
UF events from 1960 to 1969. A new de-
cade will be featured every Wednesday.
By OLIVIA ORMOS and NEIL HUGHES
Alligator Staff Writers
Racial tensions in the 1960s divided the
Gainesville community, and nearly destroyed the
As UF took its first steps towards racial integra-
tion in its undergraduate program in 1962, ten-
sion in the city reached a fever pitch.
One UF as-
Atheindepende-ora f sistant profes-
lli ato sor Marshall
B. Jones, was
A Century of Coverage particularly
involved in the
civil rights and anti-war movements. In 1968,
the university attempted to deny him tenure, and
many believed it was due to his well-known politi-
An editorial written by editor Steve. Hull chas-
tizing the university for refusing to grant tenure to
Jones drove five Alligator editors to quit the,daily
paper on April 19, 1968.
Hull criticized UF President Stephen C.
O'Connell's administration for using "smear tac-
tics" in citing Jones' politics, as well as attempt-
SEE 1960, PAGE 8
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006 ALLIGATOR, 3
Study of addiction uses rats to map brain chemicals
By AMANDA McKENZIE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Alcohol-related problems cost
society about $185 billion a year,
according to the National Institute
on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
But the catastrophic personal costs
cannot be determined.
Dr. Joanna Peris, associate pro-
fessor in the department of phar-
macodynamics within the College
of Pharmacy, is conducting research
that examines the changes in neuro-
chemistry in the brains of rats that
"My research will help us under-
stand what goes on in the brain dur-
ing excessive drinking," Peris said.
"This may lead us to come up with
The study has examined the
importance of glutamate, an amino
acid found in the nervous system as-
sociated with learning and memory;
abnormal amounts may be respon-
sible for cell death. Although the
amino acid is not directly affected by
alcohol, Peris' research has shown
that after the animals consume large
amounts of alcohol and the symp-
toms of inebriation wear off, gluta-
mate levels in the brain rise, causing
a craving for alcohol.
"My research will help us
understand what goes on in
the brain during excessive
Dr. Joanna Peris
UF associate professor
Peris takes glutamate measure-
ments in the nucleus accumbens of
the brain, which is known as "the
The nucleus accumbens is a col-
lection of neurons that plays an
important role in creating feelings of
pleasure. It is capable of reinforcing
"This part of the brain tells you
that you are not getting enough
stimulation, -whether it be eating,
drinking or having sex," Peris said.
"These things make you feel good.
When there are other things that
can stimulate the same areas such
as alcohol, cocaine and gambling, it
tricks your brain into thinking these
are good things."
How the rats consume the alco-
hol is also significant.
Neil Rowland, professor in the
department of psychology, prepared
a mixture of alcohol that is like a Jell-
Rowland explained that this is
very significant to the study because
the rats need to be tested in a man-
ner that is similar to how humans
consume alcohol. This mixture al-
lows the rats to ingest alcohol just
"Rats are important to this study
because they mimic the same crav-
ing behavior as humans," he said.
Rowland said that alcohol is a
drug that will cause cravings in
humans. If the craving becomes very
strong, a person could consume too
much alcohol at one time and face
To understand humans' physiological relationship to alcohol, Dr.
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Men arrested for trying to steal women's purses
* OUTSIDE WAL-MART, TWO-
WOMEN WERE ATTACKED.
By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
Two men were arrested early
Tuesday for snatching purses
from a pair of women who were
sitting inside a car.
Chase McPhadden and 19-year-
old Johnny Mack Bryant staked
out the Wal-Mart parking lot
on Archer Road before they ap-
proached the two women, said
Alachua County Sheriff's Office
spokesman Sgt. Keith Faulk.
"This was a crime of oppor-
tunity," Faulk said. "This was an
unusual crime because there were
two victims. Most criminals pick
weak victims that are alone."
Bryant attempted to reach for
a purse through the driver's side
window of the car while Katie
Ferguson and Kaolie Oliver, both
Gainesville residents, were sit-
After failing to grab the purse
through the window, Bryant in-
stead opened the door, reached
across Ferguson and grabbed her
purse from the center console.
At the same time, McPhadden
reached through the passenger's
side window and grabbed
Oliver's purse from the center
console, according to a police
Oliver and Ferguson struggled
with McPhadden and Bryant as
the purses were being swiped.
During the struggle, Bryant
punched Ferguson in her left
arm, leaving her with minor in-
Bryant and McPhadden im-
mediately ran with the purses
and drove away in a blue 1997
Police later identified 21-year-
old Ephram Cray III as the driver
of the getaway car, according to
Police were able to arrest the
men because witnesses wrote
down the license plate number
of the car.
"They do not fill the mold of
the typical crook," Faulk said.
"They attacked the women think-
ing they were going to get a two-
Faulk said that this type of
crime happens often in Alachua
-:1 "You have to
News park in a lit area and
be aware of your
surroundings, carry your purses
like a football and if it has
a strap wrap it around your
hand," Faulk said.
Faulk said Oliver and
Ferguson took proper precau-
tions once they left Wal-Mart and
got into the car.
"They yelled and screamed
to draw attention," Faulk said.
"They didn't do anything wrong,
it was just a rare and unusual
Faulk said the best method
for preventing robberies is mak-
ing eye contact with everyone in
"Don't give them the oppor-
tunity. Let them know that you
know what they look like," Faulk
When police arrested both
men, McPhadden admitted to be-
ing involved in the purse snatch-
ings. Bryant and Cray denied it.
All three men were charged
with strong-armed battery.
McPhadden and Bryant were
also charged with two counts of
burglary of a conveyance.
Cray is being held in the
Alachua County Jail on a bond of
$75,000. McPhadden and Bryant
are being held on bonds of $5,000
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 5
Talk urges oil alternatives
By RACHEL ANDERSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
America is addicted to oil, and Deron Lovaas
wants people to know the consequences.
UF's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
and Americans for Informed Democracy, known
as AID, sponsored a town hall lecture on oil depen-
dency Tuesday afternoon at UF's Communicore
AID, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that
educates young people in global issues, paid for the
event, which was free and open to the public.
Lovaas is the oil security campaign director
for the Natural Resources Defense Council in
Washington, D.C., and said there are many alter-
natives to oil-derived fuels but little awareness of
He said America is "the world's biggest addict
when it comes to oil," and Americans consume
about 20.5 million barrels a day.
The main reason is that people are now taking
longer trips and more trips in general, he said.
Transportation is 97 percent dependent
on oil-derived fuels, which pollute the air
and are primarily produced in Saudi Arabia,
an unstable region whose oil is running dry.
Lovaas said the government's current backup plan
is to buy oil from eight countries outside of the
Middle East, such as Columbia and Angola.
However, he said this plan will make the U.S.
more dependent on the Persian Gulf, binding U.S.
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which would lead to an increase of terrorism.
Lovaas said there is another way Set America
Free, a new coalition with a three-step model.
The group's first goal is to push Detroit, a major
car market, toward hybrid cars and call for oil-ef-
ficient standards on replacement tires.
Set America Free is also promoting biofuels,
such as corn-based ethanol and, as President Bush
suggested, switchgrass a type
Around of hay grown in North America.
Gainesille "I fell out of my chair when
the President talked about
[switchgrass] at the State of the Union address,"
The third goal is to invest-in transit by bettering
the bus systems.
About 20 people attended the lecture, and
although not everyone agreed on the solutions
Lovaas offered, there was a general consensus that
oil dependency is a major crisis.
Jonathan Moore, 31, a UF graduate student
studying microbiology, said he supports finding
alternatives to petroleum, especially when it comes
"It seems like a lot more people drive here than
need to," he said. "You can get from one end of
Gainesville to the other on a bike in about 10 min-
Moore said he usually prefers to walk the four
miles from his home, which is near The Oak's Mall,
to campus every day.
Allergens spring to
life on UF's campus
By HEATHER JONCZAK
Alligator Contributing Writer
It is everywhere showering
cars in a thick, yellow film, outlin-
ing the sidewalks across campus,
causing students to sneeze in
classrooms with wadded-up tis-
sues lining the top of their desks.
Pollen, the fine powder of
seed-plants' male spores, makes
spring's presence known.
As animal science junior
Patrick Connors pulls pollen out of
his curly hair, he begins to sneeze.
He suffers from endless sneezing
every time he is in class during the
spring season and feels like he is
distracting all the students around
him, he said.
"Allergies are like a bad STD,"
Connors said, laughing. "They just
won't go away."
Jane Cullen, associate director
for nursing at the Student Health
Care Center, said that during al-
lergy season many people think
they have a persistent cold that
can't be cured.
An allergen is something in the
environment, such as pollen or a
food product, that reacts with a
person's body, Cullen said.
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if you have diabetes.
"The symptoms are dependent
on your chemical and physical
makeup and what allergen you
react to," Cullen said.
She said students may experi-
ence symptoms such as sinus pain,
breathing problems, watery eyes,
a sore throat and coughing. Other
physical indicators are allergic
"shiners," which are dark circles
"Allergies are like a bad
STD. They just won't go
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under the eyes, and mucus drip in
the back of the throat.
"Gainesville is an interesting
place for people with allergies
because every season there is
always something blooming,"
If a student is allergic to pollen,
she recommends dosed windows
and staying in air conditioning to
eliminate pollen in the house.
For people with milder .aller-
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Brave new world
Student insurance covers
more than just the pill
O n Thursday, UF's student health insurance was ex-
panded to cover new birth control options.
Doctors, pharmacists and nurses on the UF Student
Health Care Center Pharmacy Committee had been lobbying
Scarborough Company Insurance since January to change its
birth control coverage.
Scarborough, operating in conjunction with Nationwide
Mutual Insurance Co., provides UF student health insur-
Rick Scarborough, the company's president, listened to
the committee and took the idea to Nationwide Insurance.
And Nationwide approved the expansion of health care
coverage to include the ring, the shot, the patch and even the
morning-after pill in addition to standard birth control pills.
"We saw it was kind of biased to offer birth control pill
coverage but not for the ring, the shot and the -patch," said
Laura Tipton, pharmacist at the SHCC and member of the
And she's right. Expanding birth control to the ring, the
shot and the patch were all perfectly logical, perfectly safe
Women have different tolerances for different types of
medication. A good health program should provide more
options for women than just the pill.
Now, more women will be able to take advantage of the
birth control that their student insurance provides.
But going so far as to cover the morning-after pill, with all
of its current political controversy, was a bold step.
And it's much appreciated. The move shows that the in-
surance companies and the SHCC are more willing to listen
to student wishes than to bow to special interests.
And in the UF administration, that's a rare quality in-
Senate rejects fair play
Editor's note: This is a reprint of
a May 29, 1969 editorial to com-
memorate the Alligator's 100th
year of publication.
W wonderful and
ises. That's what
a campaign for UP Student
Body President is run on.
But one has come to really
doubt the promises will ever
This time they may have
been for real, and apparently
the whole idea of something
good, something necessary,
coming from the president
just blew the Student Senate's
Charles Shepherd brought
his Equal Opportunity for a
Better Student Government
bill before the senate Tuesday
What the bill asked for
in essence was the execu-
tive power to open SG to all
students ... to end the self-
perpetuating fraternity and
The senate gasped.
They voted it down.
The bill would have given
Shepherd the power to end
discrimination by race or
sex when considering an ap-
plication for any position. It
would have forced all future
presidents to comply.
It would have set up
guidelines for the qualifica-
tions necessary to hold any
position in SG agencies and
subdivisions ... guidelines
that are long over-due.
A fair chance for all stu-
It is not often that there is
an opportunity to do so much
with one vote.
The senate had the chance
Tuesday night and blew it.
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Some liberals divided on war in Iraq
he nature of American political discourse is inher-
ently simplifying. In the vast majority of Washington
disagreements, subtlety and nuance almost always
get ground down by the sheering forces of partisan acri-
mony. It is doubly true in discussions of wars and their
wisdom, as the extraordinary importance of the events
tend to polarize those involved. So war debates degener-
ate into "war good, war bad" shouting matches with little
Obviously things are more complicated than that, and
the Iraq war presents its own interesting set of challenges.
Especially troubled are what we might call "militaristic
liberals" men and women with a. deep and abiding
belief in the decency of American values and the idea that
America's unique power places the country under an obli-
gation to the principle of international justice.
No one is ever eager for war. But while their underly-
ing liberalism makes them extraordinarily reluctant to
send troops into battle, these idealistic leftists are willing
to support military excursions in defense of American in-
terests and values.
And so the war in Iraq presented an excruciating con-
flict of conscience for these liberals. That Saddam Hussein
was an inhuman.monster whose crimes called out for
justice is undeniable. It seems' unfathomable that a just
and noble America would prove unwilling to end such
Of course, the arguments against the war are many and
While the dilemma has persisted in the minds of many,
recent events have started unbalancing the ledger toward
a negative view of the war. All the post-invasion failures
of the administration, though staggering in their sheer
number, don't actually speak to the wisdom of the initial
decision to invade Iraq. But our hawkish liberals, devoted
as they are to the idea of an America strong enough to de-
fend its interests, now see that the war in Iraq has sapped
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Afghanistan had killed a former
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ter blowing up nine policemen
Andrew Bare in Kandahar. Though reduced to
The Bare Truth insurgent status, the Taliban has
firstname.lastname@example.org ratcheted up their attacks on coali-
tion forces in recent months.
Former Taliban chief Mullah
Mohammed Omar is still a fugitive. So is Osama bin
Laden, whose very existence is an affront to all things
good and decent in the world. Bin Laden's capture is
perhaps the most potentially unifying goal of American
foreign policy; there are no reputable men or women in
this country who would oppose such an endeavor.
The perpetrator of the Sept. 11 attacks has justly earned
America's wrath. But his capture is all the more difficult
by the presence of 130,000 American troops in Iraq that
could be patrolling the Afghan-Pakistani border instead.
They would also be useful if Iran continues its belliger-
ency. All the labels we placed on Iraq as a justification for
war apply far better to Iran:
Hatred of America? Check.
Obvious pursuit of weapons of mass destruction?
Obvious threat to America or its allies? Check.
Iran and Afghanistan are where America's focus should
be. Iran and Afghanistan are where America's military re-
sources should be. The war in Iraq has only succeeded in
making it much, much harder for America to exercise its
legitimate interests in those two nations.
And it doesn't take a gun-hating pacifist to see that.
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Letters to the Editor
Troops must be withdrawn immediately
Since the Iraq war started in 2003, there
have been more than 100,000 Iraqi civilian
casualties and- 2,315 American fatalities.
Iraq has become a country full of chaos and
murder, and the U.S. troops' nonwithdrawal
is going to make matters more chaotic by the
day. They say that Iraq is becoming a democ-
racy and that the people are now happier and
Are the atrocities that were and are being
committed in Abu Ghraib and the rest of the
American jails part of Iraqi democracy? Is
bombing houses with women and children
inside bringing peace to the Iraqi people?
This war is not bringing and will not bring
any good to America or to the Iraqi people.
The war has now cost more than $248 billion
that could have been spent on other matters
that would actually improve and better our
society and the world. Instead, Iraq is now
the bloodiest and the most insecure country
on the planet. We have to stand up against
this war that is based on lies, racism and a
bloody rampage for oil. The Iraqi people are
never going to stop defending their land, dig-
nity, religion and honor. The occupation must
end now for the good of humanity.
Critics of the war in Iraq aid insurgents
It's bad enough that we have foreign
insurgents and al-Qaeda operatives trying
to make the U.S. look bad by attempting to
spark a civil war in Iraq through the killing of
innocent Iraqis. It's even worse when we have
Americans at home like Jake Ramsey who aid
the likes of these insurgents by echoing the
claim that we need to pull out of Iraq and that
we have "botched" the entire operation.
Have we all forgotten that more than 8
million Iraqis braved the threat of bombings
and voted in their first free election ever? If
Iraq was as bad as Ramsey and the press say it
is, then I would imagine that a number much
smaller than 8 million would have turned out
on election day.
Too long have we sat-back and let the
people of the Middle East cower in oppres-
sion from their corrupt leaders, who at every
chance blame the problems of their people on
the U.S. and the "Zionist entity" (that's Israel,
for those unacquainted with the anti-Semitic
The problem is people like Ramsey, who
choose to take the easy way out and claim that
it is too difficult to open these people's eyes to
freedom and democracy; that it isn't worth the
blood, sweat, tears and time needed to achieve
such a goal.
Pulling out of Iraq prematurely will not
only send a message of victory to bin Laden
and his followers, it will condemn the people
of the Middle East to a new era of oppression
and neglect by their leaders.
Such a tragedy would only fuel the propa-
ganda of the extremists and their leaders.
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Vol. 99 No. 120 University of Florida, Gainesville Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Troops Move Into Gainesville
Racism In City, S
By HAROLD KENNEDY to arrive in Gainesville Sunday night
Alligator Executive Editor because of the call-up of the nearly
Monday, April 8, 1968 300 troops and law enforcement of-
Members of Troop E, 153 Armored Dr. Marshall Jones and approxi-
Cavalry were reported to be occupying mately 20 men and women were ar-
positions in the city of Gainesville late rested Sunday for obstructing a public
Sunday night, the Alligator learned highway and disorderly conduct by
from a source at the National Guard action.
Armory. At Jones' urging, the group had sat
The troops were placed on alert in down in the intersection of University
Gainesville late Sunday night in the Avenue and Main Street to demon-
wake of recent racial unrest, state their belief that "this is a racist
Sentries, in full combat gear, were community."
guarding the Armory at press time. Jones is a UF psychiatry professor
It was reported late Sunday night fighting for his tenure. Many of those
that Gov. Claude Kirk was expected arrested are UF students and staff.
Negro Prof Leaves UF
After Threatening Call
Editor's note: The following story getting threatening calls ever since I
contains words that may offend arrived at the university, but they were
not serious, only'Die Nigger' or 'We're
some readers. In the interest of ly 'Die Nigger' or 'We're
going to get you.' The last call was the
historical accuracy, it has not straw that broke the camel's back."
been censored. .Boyer had spent the evening at the
By PAUL KAPLAN home of UF law professor John M.
Alligator Staff Writer Flackett. He returned to his home that
night and had not heard of the assassi-
The first Negro professor to teach nation. The telephone rang almost as
at the UF College of Law has fled soon as he walked through the door.
the city of Gainesville to return to "I picked up the phone and the
his home in Washington, D.C. after voice said 'Hello, is Dr. King there?'"
receiving a phone call threatening his Boyer said. "Then he shouted pro-
life and the lives of his family. fanity and said 'How would you like
Spencer Boyer, a visiting profes- a white southern boy to put a .30-06,
sor from Howard University and an (thirty-odd-six) bullet in your head
expert in the patents and income tax just like we got Dr. King? Your wife
fields, left Gainesville Friday afternoon and child would make a good target,
after his life was threatened Thursday also."'
night, only a short time after Dr. Boyer's wife and daughter were
Martin Luther King was assassinated. vacationing in Arkansas at the time of
"Let me point out that that was not the call. He phoned them there and
the first phone call that I received," told them to meet him in Washington,
Boyer said Sunday in a telephone in- where they are now. Boyer returned to
terview from Washington. "I have been Flackett's house and spent the rest of
The recruitment of Steve Spurrier by Coach Ray Graves brought UF's football
to new heights. In '65 and '66, Spurrier was an All-American player.
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For many years, registration for UF courses took place in long lines at the Florida Gym. Students were notified
when a class was no longer available by signs that read "Closed Sections."
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1960, from page 1,
ing to connect him with a student's
The St. Petersburg Times sided
with Jones, saying "a great university
will never develop without academic
Jones, who was arrested in a protest
following the assassination of Martin
Luther King Jr., left the university be-
fore hearings on his tenure application
Tensions following King's assassina-
tion also brought troops to Gainesville
to impose an 11 p.m. cur-
The April 9 edition of
the Alligator in 1968 said
the northwest part of town,
which was predominantly
black, "looked like a country
under military rule."
Campus facilities were
desegregated in the '60s,
but off-campus restaurants
and theaters were slower to
A small number of blacks
were accepted into UF's
undergraduate program in
of both the student and
program faculty bodies was painstak-
ing," said Carl Van Ness,
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Today's (Tuesday, May 7, 1968) Gator Girl is Susan Christianson from Mi-
dmi who is 2UC and majoring in elementary education. She likes clothes,
sews, swims and hates housework. Susan is an independent, are you?
Students and faculty became active
in the integration process with sit-ins
and demonstrations. The establish-
ment of the Black Student Union in
1968 aided their efforts.
Despite major divisions in the com-
munity, many at the university were
unified in their love of UF's women.
All women living on campus still
had a curfew and were not allowed to
wear shorts or jeans to class until the
But the Alligator became a place
where UF's finest could show more
than campus allowed.
Most editions of the Alligator
featured a photo of a student in a
two-piece bathing suit -- the hot new
fashion of the time.
The Gator Girl profile gave a mini-
biography of the woman shown, includ-
ing her hometown and major.
The bio often concluded with a
witty, sexist comment one profile
asked "What is the world coming to
when Ph.D's look like this?"
Women in bikinis also adorned
a number of advertisements in the
pages, enticing men to buy new tires or
pitching the latest "wild" bikini styles
The '60s also saw change and ex-
"It's often the butt of jokes and
condemned by cultural conservatives,
but it's amazing how much the 1960s
counterculture influenced people and
society," Van Ness said.
UF and other Florida public uni-
versities tried using different calendars
like the trimester and the quarter but
finally returned to the semester in 1981
when the others proved substandard.
One crazy idea that did stick,
though, might be UF's most lasting
impact on society: Gatorade. UF re-
searcher Dr. Robert Cade of the UF
Health Center developed the sports
drink in the '60s.
The drink, along with head coach
Ray Graves, heralded the era of several
All-American players, including Steve
Spurrier and Bill Carr.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 9
In dual meeting, newly
elected senators take oath
SENATE, from page 1
At the senate's March 7 meeting, Medina said some cabi-
nets overlapped with other organizations on campus and
Medina was not present at Tuesday night's meeting,
which featured an array of farewells from departing sena-
"All you new people, congratulations you deserve it,"
said former Student Sen. Brian Prokes, whose term ended
At a second meeting which began late Tuesday night
- about 40 new senators were sworn in to the positions won
during this Spring's election.
Student The newly instated Senate's first task
.was to choose between Swamp Party
candidate Joel Witter arid Unite Party
candidate Elizabeth Perez for a College
of Liberal Arts & Sciences seat. Witter faced Perez during
the general election, but a tie between the candidates forced
senators to make the choice. However, the results were un-
available by press time.
The new Senate also was scheduled to elect its top of-
ficials Tuesday night, but by press time early Wednesday
morning, senators had not yet cast ballots. Before the meet-
ing, Sen. Lauren Mierley was the frontrunner for the Senate
presidency. Mierley, who was elected to her third term this
Spring, would replace Boyles. He will take office as Student
Body president in May.
"I want to make it an efficient Senate," she said in an in-
terview before the election. "Student Government does have
a huge say and a huge ability to affect students' lives."
Mierley is a senator from the College of Business
Administration and has served as vice chairwoman of the
Budget and Appropriations Committee.
In the race for Senate's No. 2 spot, Sen. Josh Weiss was
heavily favored as the next Senate president pro-tempore.
However, results of this election were unavailable by press
time. Weiss, representing District A, served as the Swamp
spokesman during this Spring's campaign.
Sex forum urges condom use
By MAGHAN McDOWELL
Alligator Contributing Writer .
"What's wrong with sex?"
Apparently, nothing as long
as it involves a condom and plenty
of lube, according to "Condom
Miranda" of the Alachua County
Miranda, also known as regional
minority AIDS coordinator Teresa
Parker, was invited by UF student
Grace Marriott for GatorWell Health
Promotion Services to speak about
the importance of safe sex. Parker
encouraged the 20 audience mem-
bers at the Florida Gym to become
"empowered" when it comes to sex
"We don't want to communicate.
We just want to get busy and get-
down," Parker said.
However, as students laughed
at her flamboyant persona (her
costume included condom-covered
bananas) and use of words like
"skeet," she wasted no time commu-
nicating the importance of practic-
ing safe sex. She began by dispelling
a few misconceptions that students
might have about HIV and AIDS.
She explained that it is necessary to
wait six months after exposure to re-
ceive an accurate test result and that
many people could go years without
"There's a lot of ignorance,"
Parker said. "One day I hope you'll
invite an HIV-positive person to this
In between asking student vol-
unteers to don condom-shaped hats
and to test cherry-flavored lubricant,
Parker explained why it is impor-
tant for students to become more
aware. She emphasized that black
women represent 75 percent of HIV
cases, and that one in every 45 black
people are infected.
"As many as 4,000 Floridians are
infected with HIV each year," she
said. "And don't think it's not here.
I've seen four new infections on this
campus in the last four months."
UF student Philip Harden dem-
onstrated the flexibility of a dental
dam by licking the cherry lubri-
cant-covered latex. A dental dam is
a sheet of latex used to prevent an
exchange of fluids during oral sex.
"It tastes good," he said.
"Honestly, I was distracted by the
Marvin Halelamien / Alligator
James Freni helps Teresa Parker, known as Alachua County Health
Department's "Condom Miranda," demonstrate how to properly put
on a condom Tuesday in the Florida Gym.
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University lacks program to help students addicted to gambling
POKER, from page 1
Editor's note: This
is the first part of a
two-part series on
the impact of the
trend and the po-
tential for negative
effects among col-
lege students. The
second part will ap-
pear on Thursday.
Admitting a problem
More than $400 was in the little
This was no regulated game
at Hamilton Jai-Alai and Poker in
Jasper. It was not a charity tourna-
ment at the Holiday Inn.
This was one of thousands of
house games played throughout
apartments, campuses and college
towns all over the country. And in
Florida, almost every game is il-
Under Florida's- "penny ante"
law, it is illegal for anyone to win
more than $10 at a home card
game. Few, if any, card games in
Gainesville and on campus fall
within the legal limits.
UF faces a much larger problem
than $10 pots, though.
More than 50 percent of col-
lege males gamble at least once a
month, according to a report by the
Annenberg Public Policy Center at
the University of Pennsylvania. One
in every four young men. gambles
Of youths who gamble weekly,
the report said, more than half show
signs of addiction.
Gambling addiction is rapidly
spreading throughout colleges, ex-
perts say and UF has no program
to treat it.
"We've made extensive effort
over probably an eight-year period
to try to get the University of Florida
to work with us," said Pat Fowler,
executive director of the Florida
Council on Compulsive Gambling.
In fact, Fowler said, almost every
major university in the state besides
UF has a campus program for gam-
bling addiction or is developing
College students, the council
said, are three times more likely to
develop gambling addiction than
adults. But UF officials said they
don't believe gambling is a major
problem at the university.
UF's Dean of Students Gene
Zdziarski said he doesn't think
gambling addiction deserves its
own program at this point. The
university is more focused on ad-
"We have not seen enough cases
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or issues to draw our attention to it,"
he said. "The numbers don't show
that it warrants its own program at
Thomas Talley, a nationally certi-
fied gambling counselor based in
Florida, said people are ignorant of
the growing problem.
"What's hurting college is it's so
secretive," Talley said.
Gambling addiction drives more
people to suicide than any other,
Talley said more than heroin, co-
caine, Ecstasy, LSD or alcohol.
UF has programs .for alcohol,
tobacco, drugs, nutrition, sexual
health, stress reduction and time
management. The university also
offers counseling for couples, in-
temational students, residence life
and students who lack confidence
in their math abilities -but nothing
for gambling addicts.
The council has worked with
Florida State University, the
University of Miami, the University
of Central Florida and several other
universities in the state to help de-
velop programs for gambling ad-
diction on those campuses, Fowler
"We're just hoping the University
of Florida will do the same as other
state universities," Fowler said.
"The interesting thing is that it
costs nothing," she said. "There are
no obstacles to doing the program."
The University Police do not
think gambling is a major problem
either, said spokesman Joe Sharkey.
Representatives from UF's
Counseling Center and the Student
Health Care Center also said they
did not see it as a big problem.
"(Counseling centers) aren't go-
ing to find it just showing up on
their doorstep," Fowler said.
"It's just a question of when and
if the University of Florida will step
up to the plate," she said.
You can always find a game in
Gainesville. Someone is always
"I guess you have a lot of free
time at college," UF senior Keith
Kamer has played all over
Gainesville since he was a fresh-
man at UF four years ago. Almost
everyone he knows plays.
"We played dorm games maybe
five times a week," he said. "We
played in North Hall until our RA
got so many complaints that we
had to move."
Kamer has been a part of games
that regularly saw the sun come
up. Ten and 12-hour sessions that
start at or after midnight and end
with breakfast at a nearly deserted
Gator Dining hall are not a rare oc-
For every player who always
seems to walk away with money,
there is always one who never
Kamer said people continually
lose and keep coming back for dif-
ferent reasons. Some want to prove
to themselves they can win, and
others are convinced they can win
back money they have already lost.
And, he said, some are ad-
"It's like the crack addict, except
the gambling addict will lose more
money," Talley said. "You can only
take so much crack."
The Annenberg report estimated
youth gamblers accumulated more
than $115 million of debt in 2005.
Kamer said he has seen UF stu-
dents lose as much as $1,500 in one
night at one table.
"This one guy I play with loses
$500 every time I play with him,"
he said. "You knew 20 minutes later
their ass was going to be back there
dropping another $500."
Poker is more than a hobby to
Kamer. It's his job. He plays live
games and he plays online. He said
he plays at least five nights a week.
Kamer focuses most of his
moneymaking efforts on online
poker. He tries to play at lea .I
20 hours a week and will
sit at 10 different online
tables on two differ- *
ent computer screens
at one time. Kamer
said he has made
about $5,000 play- 4 r
ing online poker in .
the last year.
"It is a hard way to
make an easy living," he said. "It
Poker has become his lifestyle.
"It becomes an identity after a
while," he said.
Countless hours sitting behind
a virtual poker game on a com-
puter screen or grinding away at
Gainesville card tables in the dead
of night can make good grades and
going to class a distant memory.
"You start to play every night,
and you fall deeper and deeper into
the pit," Kamer said.
Kamer was a good student. His
freshman year he earned a 3.6 grade
point average. Now he doesn't
even know when the tests are. His
grades have dropped, and he's even
considered quitting school to play
poker full time.
Playing the games the way
Kamer does is not the only way
UF students have found to make
a profit from the craze that has
snatched the interest, time and
money of thousands around the
nation and UF
"Raked" games, where the host
of the game takes a percentage of
each pot or charges an entrance fee
to play in the game, have sprung
up around Alachua County. In ex-
change for the price, hosts usually
provide snacks and drinks.
Kamer said he knows of raked
games, which are third-degree felo-
nies, that go on two or three times a
week and take in $20 to $40 an hour.
They usually make more than $500
One game, played two to three
times a week, could bring in almost
$60,000 a year enough for 600
hours of UF undergraduate tuition,
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RMM Match*Cable w/5 HBO's
FREE Ethernet* CyberCafe
2 Pools*24 Hr Gym*Tanning
***UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST***
Fully furnished 4 BR/ 4BA, Swimming Pool
Individual leases, $350 Avail. Now
***LA MANCHA APARTMENTS***
Enjoy all-inclusive individual leases. $350.
Within walking distance to UF. Fully furn
4BR/ 2BA. Avail Now! 352-278-9347
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The closest apts to UFI Rent includes:
Ethernet, Electric, Cable, Roommate Match,
Furniture package. Indiv leases! 372-3557
VIRTUAL TOURS & PHOTOS
CONDO-Countryside at Univ. 4BR/4BA
$425/mo. On 2 bus routes; close to UF. Call
772-633-0516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Two fun and responsible girls looking for one
more! $325 + utilities. One mile from UF, free
intemet, 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/4BAw/pvt. BA all util. incl. $400/
MO each. CALL NOW 954-560-7286 3-
NEWLY REFURBISHED ON ARCHER RD.
Large 2BR/2BA, wood floors, overlooks pool,
Rec. room. $795/mo, incl. util. Perfect for
2 or 3 roommates. HURRY WON'T LAST,
CALL NOW 813-924-5304. Avail March 15
2BR/ 2BA Condo in Treehouse Village. Incl.
W/D, pool, tennis court, bus stop opposite
condo. Avail. Immediately. 352-514-0431/
Countryside Condo 4BR/4BA Ethernet,
util incl., W/D, nicely furnished, secure,
excercise/pool, bus to UF 3 mi. $465/mo/rm.
Vanessa 352-217-3564, Flo 352-357-9656
or 352-634-4814, Sebastion 352-874-8905
2BR2.5BA townhouse. Walk to campus.
W/D, parking. $800/mo + utils. 1-877-833-
Cable, ethernet, util, wireless & much more
are free & waiting for you at LaMancha. All
you need is your clothes. Full amenities.
Walking to campus. Need 2 male- room-
mates .$460. email@example.com. 561-386-8526
Summer A &/or B Oakbrook Walk Condo.
Male 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA. Furnished. Walk
to UF/Shands. W/D. $500/mo utils, cable,
Internet incl. 321-217-6991 3-28-5-1
* LOCATION, LOCATION *
Windsor Hall. Luxury living for women.
2 Blks to UF. Rent incl furniture, utils,
cable, ethernet, pvt BA, kitchenette,
security, pool, gym, sundeck.
352-337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com.
Live in Luxury this Summer!
Brand new 2 bed, 2.5baths walk to shops,
movies, restaurants and cable, wi-fi, utilities
included! Call Scott at 954-288-7762
Female Roommate needed! Brand New
Campus View Apartments! On Archer &
13th! Close to,campus & Sorority Row!
3/3 $500 + utilities. 305-525-0499. Fully
U For Rent
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
01BR 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
S For Rent
$99 1st month's rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $489
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
* 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
Stylish Studios, 1/1's, 2/2's, & 3/3's
Pool *Alarm Pets Welcome
Leasing for Fall: 338-0002
*SUN ISLAND APTSo
OSome furnished avails
O*Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $480/mo002-1 $540/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 201h 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!
* 1BR from $489 2BR from $559
* Beautiful pools/courtyards Pets OK
* Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 4-26-72-2
*CLOSE TO EVERYTHING*
Our Luxury 2BR Town Homes & 3BR Flats
Starting at only $1034 with many freebees.
FREE cable w/HBO & Show
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 Fall
pool, tennis bball, alarms
FREE UF PARKING
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
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
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
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
Sun Bay Apartments
Summer Fall Special
Reduced summer rates on
15 Month lease, one bedroom apts.
The Avenues across from UF
2/2's with W/D
Alarm, D/W, Parking
From $590 per BR suite. 371-0769
3BR's for Fall at UF
From $420'per BR suite
Vaulted ceilings, pets ok
Laundry on site. Micro
Open Weekends 371-7777
The Stuff Dreams are Made of
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3BR/3BA Townhomes
Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym,
Aerobics, W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms
*The Laurels, 335-4455*
1 br $609, 2br $669, 3br $895
Near Butler Plaza Spacious *Alarms
Includes some utilities* Park FREE @UF
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
"1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL*
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint -
3BR/2BA Flats ** $839/mo .
2BR/2BA Flats 0* $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 00 $725/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft 0* $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 376-2507
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
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*
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 4-26-72-2
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2BR this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 Sec. walk to UF. 1 or 2 rooms. -.ort
term avail. $350 & up. Call 352-538-2181
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.
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12, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006
S For Rent
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
1, 2, & 3 BR flats w/porches
FREE Alarm, FREE Tanning, W/Dk
24hr Gym, PC Lab, Pool, w/Sundeck
Gated Entry 372-0400
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
Newly Remodeled at UF
1 and 2 BR's from $599
Pets ok, Laundry on site.
Wood Floors avail.
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
ACROSS FROM UF
Studios/1/2 BRs from $589
Central Air, Wood Floors.
Pets ok, Laundry on site.
Reserve for Fall 371-0769
Individual and Semester Leases
Convenient UF access. $375 to $620/MO
SLive 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-
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
Gator Place 2br/1 ba condo, newly enovat-
ed, d/w, hkups, near ShandsVNet School/bus
lines edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
SW Lg 1br, lba. Walk-in closet, d/w, w/d
hkups, near Shands, Vet School & UF, $395
- $425 edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
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.
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)
MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
3 & 4 Bedrooms for Fall!
FREE UF PARKING, tennis,
"Affordable, Pool, Pets, Alarm
*Picture Perfect, Quiet Living*
1BR/1 BA & 3BR/2BA flats
W/D, Alarms, Pets OK
Close to UF, Shopping & Restaurants
Aspen Ridge, 367-9910.
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
Convenient Bus Route!
Destiny Condos- Brand NEW!
1BR/1 BA;tile, W/D, dishwasher
1220 NW IstAve- Walk to UF!
Call for pricing.Campus Realty 692-3800
BLOCKS TO UF! 4BR houses from $1500/
MO, 3BR houses from $1075/MO, 2BR apts
from $495/MO, 1BR apts from $450/MO.
Owner operated. See dalyproperties.com
or Call Carol 377-3852 3-31-37-2
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
Lofts & Townhomes
Sign now for Aug! 20flplns 1-5BR next to UF
VIRTUAL TOURS & PHOTOS
Walk to UF and Shands
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
HOUSES $400-9751mo. 1 to 4 bed houses
close to campus! Central AC, wood
floors, W/D hook ups, enclosed porches,
see photos @ rentalworkshop.com 870-
0904 or 318-4553 3-23-14-2
705 NW 10th Ave. 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
***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, WID, lawn care.
No pets. 1500 sq ft. 3532 NW 7th Ave.
$1250/mo. Call 373-1558 or 246-8645 3-
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.
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 4-3-20-2
No app or pet fee. 2BR, fireplace, new
carpet, privacy fence, W/D hkup. Dog walk.
4511 SW 71 Terr $490/mo Call 331-2099.
Private owner please leave detailed msg.
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
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
5BR/3BA house w/large bedrooms. Located
off SW 34th Street within 1 mile of Butler
Plaza. On RTS Route 12. Biking distance to
UF. $1995/MO. See www.bellaproperties:net
for more. Call 335-5424 3-31-15-2
TOP QUALITY, GREAT LOCATIONS.
Upsale 1 and 2BR apts One block to campus
on north and east side. Year leases avail.
beginning summer or fall. No pets.
K&M Properties. 372-1509 3-31-15-2
Luxurious Victoria Station Condo.
2BR/2.5BA, W/D, alarm, internet, bus route
every 15 mins. 1 mile from UF. Avail for fall.
352-222-4235. $875/MO. Walking distance
to Butler Plaza 4-26-33-2
3bd/1.5ba house. N.W. area. Central AC/HT,
ceiling fans. Extra space for den or home of-
fice. Carpet and tile. W&D hook ups. Fenced
back yard and private drive way. $930 one
year or $870 two year lease. Call (352) 375-
6754. No section 8. 3-24-10-2
2bd/2ba house. N.W. area. Up-scale neigh-
borhood. Well equipped kitchen. Central Ac/
Ht. Ceiling fans. Screened back porch, W&D.
2 car garage. Fenced back yard. New paint
and tile. $890 one year or $850 two years
lease. No section 8. Call (352) 375-6754
Union St. Station. 2BR/2BA.
Manny 352-317-4408 3-24-10-2
SAVE $$$, GET MORE!
3BR/2BA for less than $300/person
B-ball, Comp lab, Gym, FREE UF parking
SAVE YOUR MONEY
at Ventura Apts. Get 1/2 off March rent on our
large 2BR apts. W/S/T/P incl. Pet friendly.
Open Sat. 10-5. Ventura Apartments. 1902
SW42nd Way. 352-376-5065 3-31-14-2
1105 NW 14th Ave. Avail. May 10. 3BR/
2BA. 2000 sq. ft. 1 mi from UF. $1200/mo.
Andree Realty. 352-375-2900 4-10-20-2
0 GREAT HOUSES FOR FALL 0*
Close to UF. Fenced yards
1614 NW 21st Avenue 3/2 $1000
1206 NW 36th St. 4/2 $1365
3700 NW 12thAve 4/2 $1260
3700 NW 21st PI 3/2 $975
2006 NW 35th St 4/2 $1365
520 NW 52nd Terr 3/2 $975
600 NW 54th Terr 3/2 $1155
4430 NW 16th PI 3/2,$1485
COUNTRYSIDE APTS 4BR/4BA, 3 rooms
available $420/mo/ea w/all utils incl.
Common areas furn. Pool, spa, bball, on
great bus rtes (9&35). Call Dan for details
**10 BLOCKS TO UF**
Quaint 1BR/1BA apts in historic Victorian
house. Hig ceilings, wood floors, ceiling fans,
AD/Ht. $475/mo avail Aug 1st. 225 SW 3rd
Ave. Some pets ok. 376-2184 4-4-15-2
Large house 4BR/2BA
Newly renovated, large yard
Off of Main St., 10 min from University
$1,050.00/MO Pet fee, $500.00 security
3 BLKS FROM TIGERT HALL 2BR/1BA
apt, cent A/C, new paint, $630/mo. Upstairs/
hd wood floors. $610/mo downstairs/carpet.
Incl. water, sewer, trash, pest cont. Laundry
on site. No pets,. Avail 8/1/06 352-316-4474
3BR/2BA 1700 sq ft house for rent. Wood
floors, screen porch, jacuzzi, W/D. 1 mi
south of campus. Avail 8/1. $1300/mo. Call
410 NW 26th St. Walk/bike to UF. Near law
school. 3BR/2BA house. No smoking. Small
pet ok w/deposit. 1st/last mo rent w/damage
deposit. W/D. $1200/mo. Call 371-0601 3-
House for rent. 3BR/1BA. 6 acres. Horses
and pets allowed. $1200/mo. 10 min from
interstate'and 15 min from UF. 352-494-
Wanted: Quiet, reasonable mellow person
for clean, private studio. Full kitchen, bath,
tile floors, smoke-free, veg/vegan pref. $500/
mo, incl util. Call 352-337-2723. 3-24-5-2
Tired of roommates?
Studio apt. for rent. 1.5 miles from UF and
Shands. $450/mo. Call Janet 871-5928
Avail April 1st! Classiest apts in town! 2BR/
ba $974/mo. We'll pay deposit. Pool, sauna,
full gym, tan bed. Please call 561-324-1768
orAIM kdobson22785 4-4-10-2
$800/mo. 2BR/1.5BA townhouse. New car-
pet, new appliances, dishwasher. 1/2 mile to
campus on bus route. 318-0964 3-22-1-2
U For Rent
Attention College & University Students!
Rents from $100.00/month(in your area.
Save approx. $3306.00/year. Free' Info at:
Avail May-Aug. All units 1/2 mi from UF
campus. Eff $340; 1BR/1BA $475-$445;
2BR/2.5BA $750; 2BR/1BA $715-$550;
3BR/2BA $1000. SD, NS, no pets, 1 yr lease.
Call 904-513-1431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful new house for rent. Avail April 24
thru Aug 13, 2006. 2BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
security system, wireless web access. Call or
e-mail 407-924-5115 or email@example.com.
Pictures available. 3-28-5-2
* 2BR w/wood floors & fenced yard. Walk to
UF. 1010 NW 3rd Ave. $500/mo.
* 1BR downtown. 216 SW 3rd Ave. $395/
mo. Call 371-3260 4-4-10-2
STownhouses for rent. 2BR/2.5BA.
954-802-4499 or 954-433-4339
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership!
* SORORITY ROW AREA *
Live in luxury @ Windsor Hall. 2 Blocks to
UF. Incl everything + pool, gym, sundeck.
Starting at $410/mo. 336-9255.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 20060 ALLIGATOR, 13
O l For Rent
-k WALK TO UF **
From any of our studio, 1, 2, 3, or 4BR
classic apts or vintage homes.
Starting at $350/mo.Come by
and pick up one of our availability lists @
821 NW 13th St. or call 375-8256
** WALK TO UF **
4BR/1BA beautiful brick house.
Hardwood floors, fireplace, cent A/C,
$1600/mo. 313 NW 11th St. Call 375-8256
** WALK TO UF -*
Sorority Row area. 2BR/1BA apt in historic
stone building. Beautiful hardwood floors,
cent AC/heat, 911 SW 6th Ave.
*SORORITY ROW AREA*
Beautiful stone cottage. 3BR/1 BA,
hardwood floors. Must see. $1300/mo.
*k 5 BLOCKS TO UF **
Beautiful 2Br/1 BA w/hardwood floors &
fireplace. $1200/mo. Call 375-8256.
VERY NEAR UF.
2 EFFICIENCIES: $300 (May 15th) and $390
2 APARTMENTS: 3/1 $780 (Aug 15th), 3/2
$966 (Aug 1st). 352-377-2930 3-23-2-2
1 BR/1 BA No lease. Sunny courtyard. On bus
line. quiet neighborhood next to park. Free
water. No pets. $395/mo + $395 security
deposit. Call 374-7175. 3-28-5-2
a For Rent
LUXURY CONDOS! GOLF COMM
in Jonesville area 2/2.5 v/gar,
gated, b-ball ct, tennis, pool
gym, carwash, move-in spec avail
MAGNOLIA REALTY 352-200-4992
*'1 mo FREE rent**
Spacious 1/1 w/patio $490/mp. W/D, DW, c-
AC, Pets ok. Close to UF & on bus routes 12
& 35. Dan 352-359-3980. 3-28-5-2
2BR/1BAApt. 5 Blks. to UF
840 Sq. ft. $550/mo. St. CroixApts.
Central H &,Air, Inclds Wtr., Swg., Pst. Ctrl.,
& Garbage, 829 SW 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494. 3-
1BR/1BAApts. 1 BLKTO UF
1236 SW 4th Ave. $485/MO
Carpet, Central H&Air..
Laundry Facilities. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494. 3-24-
1 Block to UF! Across from Stadium.
Efficiency apt w/shared bathroom
$285/ Mo. Does not have full kitchen.
1834 NW 1st Avenue Call Merrill
Management Inc. 372-1494. 3-24-3-2
1BR/1BAApt. 1 BLKTO UF!
1218 SW 3rd Ave. $425/mo
Carpet, Window A/C, Nat. Gas ht
Inclds Wtr., Swg, Pst control. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494.
3 BLKS TO UF!
1 BR/1 BAApt with xtra room
1218 SW 3rd. Ave. $425/mo.
Carpet, Central H & Air, Call
Merrill Management INC 372-1494
Available from Commercial News Providers"
I I I I I I
0 For Rent
AMAZING POOL HOME
SPACIOUS ROOMS IN GREAT LOCATION
You must see this 6BR/4.5BA
Within 2 miles of UF campus.
Call Eric for details 682-7424. 3-28-5-2
Spacious Rooms in Great Location
Great for Students.
You must see this 6BR/3BA
Bike or walk to campus
Call Eric for details 682-7424 3-28-5-2
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.
$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
2 BLKS FROM LAW SCHOOL.
May July. 1BR in 3BR house $300/mo +
util., female preferred. Furnished. Call 352-
Summer sublease @ Countryside. Avail
5/4/06 1BR/1BA $375/MO All utils. included.
Fully furnished apt. on bus route
Call Richard @ 305-216-4555 3-24-12-3
1BR/BA avail. in 4BR apt. Campus Club.
3-24- Individual lease, Furnished, priv/BA, $400-
includes EVERYTHING. Avail. starting May.
ContactAlicia 352-246-3302. 4-6-20-3
New site offers solution for subleasers: a
marketplace to match leasers with tenants!
Only national service of its kind. No mat-
ter the need, you can find it here! Free to
register! Visit: www.SubleaseAuction.com
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
Fall Spring Sublease
2BR/1.51A townhome on SW 13th
Close to UF, on bus route 13,
$699/MO utilities .
Call Emma (904) 887-6118 3-31-15-3
FIRST MONTH FREE. University Commons.
1BR in 2BR. Poolside Balony. Bus route to
campus. Available now thru August 5. Call
Tyler at 317-873-3259 or 317-840-6485.
1BR/1BA .in big house, lots of space.
Furnished, cable, porch, W/D, etc. $225/mo
OBO. 352-514-4265. 14th Ave/10th St. NW.
1BR apt. Availalbe at Campus Club.
Furnished. All utilities included, cable and
ethernet. One female needed May to Aug.
$385/month. Call 941-662-1983, Kim. 3-
Walk to UF!
1 BR/1 BA available in 4BR/4BA house. Fullly
furnished w/washer & dryer. 1915 NW 5th
Ave. Rent May to August. Call 904-669-5321
Summer Sublease 1BR/1BA in fully fur-
nished 4BR/4BA at Countryside. $300/mo
utils incl (internet, cable). washer & dryer in
apt. Call 904-705-1689 3-24-5-3
1 BR in 2BR/2BA townhouse for sublease. W/
D available. 20, 21 bus passing by. walking
distance to supermarket and UF gym located
in 3640 SW 20th Ave. Ask for $300 + 1/2 util.
Free deposit. Call 352-262-6912 after 5pm.
Bedroom w/ own bathroom
- utilities, phone, internet, util. included
email firstname.lastname@example.org 3-24-5-3
I l Subleases
Campus Lodge. 3BR/3BA
3rd fl, furnished, utilities, cable.
Ethernet, tanning bed incl., no dep.
$480/mo. Lease ends Aug. 6
Keith 352-262-6634 4-3-10-3
Countryside at the University
F. 1BR/1BA, $425/mo incl. utilities, cable
& internet. Available now. 352-377-1283 or
MALE @ OXFORD MANOR. 1BR/1BA IN
3BR/3BA. FURNISHED, STARTING MAY
THROUGH AUGUST 7, $450/MO. GREAT
AMENITIES. CALL ALEX 786-897-6965.
* 2BR/2BA private 2-story townhouse avail-
able May July. Next to Gainesville PI Apts.
$730/mo + utils. 1 BR/1 BA option avail ear-
lier. Call Lindsay at 352-318-3385 4-4-10-3
Female for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA @ Melrose
Apts. W/D in unit, cable, internet, utilities inc.
Avail May 1 thru Aug 7. $384/mo Call Olivia
WALK TO CAMPUS
1BR in spacious 3BR/1BA house 3 blocks
from UF. Avail May Aug. Parking yard.
$315/mo. 850-591-5854 3-28-5-3
1BR/BA @ Oxford Manor, furnished, starting
May, 1 mi from campus, $719/mo w/o utilities
+ internet, price negotiable. Call 305-815-
The Estates. 1BR/1BA in 2/2. Pool view.
Pets welcome. All util. incl. Cable + ethernet.
Female roommate. May-Aug. $545/mo. 512-
Summer Sublease May-Aug. @ G'ville
Place. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA, all util. incl.,
furnished, wash/dry/net/gym/pool. Females
only. $480/mo obo. 813-610-0797 4-4-10-3
1,2,or 3 BR in 4 BR apt. At the Courtyards.
$400/mo. Pool, laundry, close to campus.
Girls only. 813-368-5846. 3-28-5-3
1BR/1BA Fredrick Gardens.
$460/ mo + util.
Avail May 15- July 30
Option to renew.
Call 352-281-0452. 3-28-5-3
Female 1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2BA in the Estates.
Avail. May -Aug. Lease Renewal Option. On
bus rte. Pool View. Discounted Rate. Call
***Female Sublet 1BR/1BA of 3/3 apt. in
the Laurels. Large walk-in closet, upstairs
with balcony in bedroom. $413/mo, leasee
will pay assignment fee. Please call 352-476-
3860 or email email@example.com-
1BR/BA in 2BR/2.5 BA NEW townhouse.
Unfurnished, W/D, internet included. $600/
mo + utilities. 3 blocks to campus. Avail. May-
Aug. email firstname.lastname@example.org. 3-27-4-3
GREAT BEDROOM 2 blocks behind the
SWAMP $675 but price is negotiable.
Furniture included + new stove. Does not
include electricity. 352-219-2904 3-28-5-3
Individual lease in 4BR House. M/F. 2 BIks.
from bus rte 8. $300/mo + utils. Beautiful
neighborhood. Below market value. Avail.
May thru Aug. Call 352-514-7289. 3-24-
Bedroom w/ private bathroom
May thru August $400/month
Everything is included
GREAT DEAL 954-610-4120. David 4-4-
|0 1 Roommates
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 3-24-35-4
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
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 + until. Call
727-729-1561 or firstname.lastname@example.org
**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.
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 3-24-12-4
NS quiet grad female for 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
Avail immediately. BR in spacious 3BR/2BA
house. Directly on Bus Route 12. W/D,
dishwasher, lawn and pest control included
in rent. HUGE fenced in yard. No sec. de-
posit. Please call 352-871-6922 if interested
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA The Polos.
$270/MO.+1/3 utilities. Call Terry @ 352-262-
7778. Available March 25th 3-31-12-4
Need 2 females for huge 4BR house to share
w/2 sisters. Be quiet & clean. Pool/fenced
yard' 2 bus rt. $450 + until. Great 4 grad stu-
dents 1.5 mi to UF law. Flex lease/move-in.
Please call Vanessa 870-1118. 3-23-5-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED. Fully
furn. new home. Close to UF, bus stops
nearby, huge pool & backyard. Wireless in-
ternet, HBO cable, sec. aim, until. incl. $500/
mo. Jacqueline 395-7462 or 941-780-3526
$250 room for rent. Close to UF. Cool house,
great student roommates, flexible lease.
Easy move in costs. 941-870-3425 4-4-10-4
Avail May 2 rooms in large house, 1 blk from
13th & University. $300 + split util. Sec dep,
NS, no pets. Contact email@example.com
or leave message at 904-513-1431 4-26-
4BR/3BA brand new home, W/D, cable and
high speed internet, $380 + shared utilities. 8
min from UF Law School, prefer profession-
als, SFCC/UF postdoctors & students. Call
333-7521 after 6pm or 858-243-8886 (cell)
Male college roommates wanted to share
enormous 2BR/2BA on bus rte. Camelot
Apts. Pool, clubhouse, fully furn, no radon,
NS, $430/mo + 1/2 utils. Call Randy 561-
213-2899 or 561-866-7958 3-24-3-4 "-
Need male roommate to share 3BR/1.5BA
house. Rent $275/mo + utils. Need ASAP.
Call Anna @ 352-328-7518 3-28-5-4
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
4BR/2BA house, 0.8 mi'from UF. Next to bus
rts 5 & 43. Amazing location, great cooks!
Call Danielle @ 305-785-2894 3-27-4-4
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College-aged roommate needed to share
410 sq.ft. upstairs master suite in newly-
remodeled 4/3 2200 sq. ft. house. DirecTV,
wireless DSL, parking, security, near Bus
Rte 2. $375/mo all inc. Relaxed atmosphere,
great study environment. Chris 283-3464.
Available June 1. Large room. Hardwood firs.
w/pri BA. M/F, 5 mins. to UF. Sparkling home
in Kirkwood. 6-12 mo lease. W/D, nicely dec-
orated-new paint, furn./unfur. $425/mo +util.
352=375-6996 or 352-284-0979. 4-18-20-4
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
*NEW JACKSON SQUARE*
Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
S 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
Great homes close to UF.
STOP Renting. Buy now.
FREE LIST OF HOMES
Campus Realty Group 4-26-72-5
Hot Student Condos Near UF
Save Thousands When You Buy Now
FREE LIST OF UF CONDOS
Campus Realty Group 4-26-52-5
2 4BR/4BA's FOR SALE BY OWNER.
Coquptryside and University Terrace.
Nearpool. Great location. On bus line.
2 miles from campus 407-620-1555
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
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-
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
LOOKING TO BUYA CONDO?
Do your homework; check out:
One stop shop with direct links to sites.
Fast, Free, & Easy. LOOK HERE FIRST.
2BR/1 BA condo located close to UF, Shands,
and VA. A must see starting at $89,000. Two
different complexes to choose from. Call
Kenny Gibbs with Campus Realty at 352-
Mdil Mi homes and condominiums near UF
S available. Please call Kenny Gibbs with
Campus Realty at 352-494-0012.
Great 4BR/3BA home with in-law suite just
off NW 34th St. A must see at only $229,
900. Call Kenny Gibbs with Campus Realty
at 352-494-0012 4-10-20-5
Nice 3BR/2BA home close to UF and Shands
just-bff of Williston Rd. in SW Gainesville. A
great neighborhood for only $215,000. Call
Kenny Gibbs with Campus Realty at 352-
2BR/2BA condo in Treehouse Village, 111
SE 16th Ave, close to UF, new carpet,
furnished, very well maintained, 874 sq ft,
$114,900. Call Nirav Patel 561-506-4155 or
JUST WHAT YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING
FOR. 4BR/3BA, 1500 sq ft home only 10
min to UF. Priced @ $182,000. Count On
Compean for ALL your real estate needs.
ERA Trend Realty 352-745-6118 4-11-20-5
ENJOY DOWNTOWN LIVING Adorable
corner 2br/lba condo 4 blks E of Hipp 5 min
to UF. 923 sq ft, gorgeous Italian tile through-
out. $94,900. Liberty Phoenix, Prudential
Preferred Properties of Gville 224-1243
INCREDIBLE LOCATION! Summit House
Condos, newly renovate 1 and 2 BR units
starting at $99,900 (as-in at $86,900).
Steps away from Shands, VA, Dental, Vet.
Med, Health Sci., etc. & heart of UF. $3,000
Closing Cost Credit w/ Preferred Lenders.
Call Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors
at 352-372-5375 or at onsite office 352-376-
Magnolia Place: 1,2 & 3. bedroom luxury
townhomes. Within a gated community in
the heart of NW Gainesville. Bordered by
wild wetlands and nature preserve. Variety
of floor plans and sizes available priced
from $149,700 to the low $200,000's. Seller
pays $8000 in Closing Costs, Upgrades and
Bonuses! Contact Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors at 352-372-5375 or at onsite
office 352-377-4977. 4-26-28-5
3/2 home in NW Gainesville neighborhood.
Great condition w/1 car garage and fenced
yard. Convenient to UF/Shands. $171,900.
Please call for Appt. 352-373-8176. 4-18-
View 50+ DIFFERENT CONDOS NEAR UF
Online at www.ufcondominiums.com.
1 new listing 3 blocks from UF at
835 SW 9th St. Call Eric Leightman
with Action Real Estate 352-219-2879
2BR/2BA CONDO for JUST **$135k**
Right off Archer Road at University
Commons West. View TODAY. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
OAKBROOK CONDO 2BR/2BA
2nd floor, new appliances, carpets, etc. 2
blocks to campus & Shands. $155,500. Call
CASABLANCA WEST CONDO for sale.
3BR/2.5BA, DW, ref, W/D, parking. Bus
@ entrance, pool, Call 201-213-3619.
Graduating? Need to sell your house or
condo? Call Kate today! Recent UF grad,
student housing specialist. Kate Wallis, ERA
Trend Realty, 359-1112. 4-26-26-5
Tired of renting? Why waste $$ on an apt.?
Invest in a home of your own! Call Kate
Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 359-1112. Seller
pays commission! 4-26-26-5
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BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-26-72-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
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!
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
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 NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both
for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-0333 4-
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.
$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.
Bedroom Set- $300 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
SNightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-26-72-6
FUTON $60 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 Used Buy Sell 4-26-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-26-63-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
Sideby Refrigerator $550, Roper Refrig.
$225. Dishwasher $75, Oven Range like
new $225. Washer/Dryer set $200. Call 225-
4620 or 284-1537. 3-28-15-6
Dining room table & 4 chairs $85, window AC
6000BTU $60, large dresser w/mirror. nice.
$90, lawnmower $50; 500 LP records $90,
portable sewing machine $45. Call 335-5326
All wood. Good condition. Mattress is not
included. $ 120. Call 352-335-2103. 3-
-Computer/ laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
-Fix it for $44!!
-Home/ dorm 352-219-2980 4-26-68-7
'1 bMh HoksC s'
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.
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
5 CRT monitors used in business setting.
Different colors. Great Condition $50 OBO
352-338-2073 x 101, Ask for Mike. 3-28-5-7
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
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-26-72-10
DENTAL KIT & SUPPLIES
Immaculate condition. Original packaging
purchased Aug 2004. Includes titanium low &
high speed lube-free hand pieces. Brasseler
dental rotary instrument. Slidematic facbow
by Waterpik + more. Asking $6000/OBO.
POOL TABLE w/ PING PONg TOP.
Regulation size, good condition. $600 OBO.
Call 813-205-6926. 3-28-5-10
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RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
.SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and more!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
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
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Owned by Gator grads. 1901 NW 67 PI
Best prices in Gainesville. Will beat all Gville
competitor's prices on similar models. 4-
***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
2004 SUZUKI GSXR 600
Blue/white, 3500 mi, Yoshi exhaust, impec-
cably kept, none nicer. $6500. Call 813-362-
1040, 813-361-9040 3-28-10-11
1998 KAWASAKI NINJA 500CC
11,000 miles, red, female owned. Great
cond. Call 941-662-1983 ask for Kim. $1800/
REDUCED MUST SELL
2006 Honda CBR 600RR, Silver & Black.
Factory Warranty, Low mileage, $1000 in
upgrades, $8400/OBO 352-328-9762 3-
'05 SUZUKI GSX 600
2900 miles. Never laid down. Black & white.
Good condition. $7400 OBO. Call 305-333-
0958. 4-4-10- 11
**CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES **
SCOOTERS, in ANY condition new or used.
Running or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
SUZUKI GSXR 600. SRAD, 1998.
Only 7000 Original miles. Adult owned. Never
wrecked. Two Brothers exhaust. 2 brand new
tires. Just tuned. Excellent condition $3650.
Call 262-4673. 3-29-7-11
SCOOTER 2006 VERUCCI
Suzuki powered 50cc. Lots of storage com-
partments. Perfect condition. Runs excellent.
Only $675. Call 641-6018. 4-7-13-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-26-72-12
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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
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player, heated seats, lot of other extras.
Only 57k miles, Mechanically sound & runs
great. $6250. PLease call 386-418-4239
CHRYSLER VOYAGER MINI VAN 2002 V-6
3.3 multifuel, 7 seats, cruise, airbags, 85k
miles. Excellent condition $7500 (negotiable)
Call 395-1382 3-22-5-12
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO
Black 2000 w/ 90k mi., beige Ithr int. 8 disc
cd, dual pwr seets, non-smoker, great cond.
PLYMOUTH NEON 2001
2.0L White, 71k miles. Automatic. A/C. Runs
great $4800/OBO. Call 352-246-8596. 3-
1990 Chevy Cavalier Z24
Red, runs well, air conditioning. Need to
sell by end of March. $1200. Call 262-6588
1994 Nissan Quest GXE V6 Mini-van 88k
rear A/C, 7-passenger w/Captain's Chairs,
power everything, blue with cloth interior,
very clean $4900 OBO, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need transpor-
tation to go to Angel Gardens.hopefully living
in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6948
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 3-31-49-13
What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
and you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newspaper in the
country by applying to be come an
(this is a non-paid spring position
requiring 10-12 hours per week)
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or SFCC student available to
work both spring & summer and are eager to
gain valuable sales experience, stop by the
Alligator. 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill
out an application and a class schedule by
March 31, 2006. We will contact you for an
interview opportunity to get your career jump
started! EEO/AA. 3-31-8-14
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, PTto 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-
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/
$$ 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
I U Help Wanted
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
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
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.
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
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Aear eVjea eyWu wamw to Ba
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
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-
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Customer Service Sales Stock. Apply in
Person 7100 W. University Ave. or 5010 NW
34th St 4-4-20-14
$ 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.
ARC ofAlachua County, Inc.
Apply at: 3303 NW 83rd St., or fax
resume to: 352-334-4030, or email
email@example.com 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
16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARf2I2- '2006
0 1 Help Wanted
NOW HIRING COOKS & SERVERS STAFF.
Apply between 2 & 4 Monday -Friday, Calico
Jack's 3501 SW 2nd Ave. Creekside Mall
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-
Front desk, driver, & sushi chef
Szachuan Panda 336-6464
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay; fast cash & flexible hours. Call to START
TODAY! 378-3312 3-22-10-14
WANT TO WORK ON CAMPUS?
Gator Dining Services located on the UF
campus is hiring supervisors, cashiers,
cooks, line servers, and dishwashers. Flex
hours, competitive pay and a great working
environment. Apply at Gator Dining Services,
B73 Reitz Union, Museum Rd. or online at
Earn up to $12/hr. ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon
audition happy, energetic Scoopers for its
Newberry Road and Archer Road stores.
Earn $8.50 + while having fun! Positions be-
gin immediately. Choose either Gainesville
location when you applly on our web site.
Visit ColdStoneCreamery.com,' then go
to Creamery and choose Job Center (ap-
plications only; include email address. No
RESUMES.) Nights and weekends a must.
18 +only. 3-22-8-14
Experienced SHIFT RUNNERS needed.
Apply after 5pm at 3458 W University Ave.
MARIO & LUIGI'S PIZZA
GREAT PAT FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW 4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Now hiring cooks, bussers, hosts.
Apply in person:On the Border
3100 SW Archer Rd.
ATM, a full-service, multi location environ.
consulting firm has 2 current opening in its
FT MARKETING COORDINATOR with sol-
id graphic and writing skills and AA or BS/BA.
Will design, write, and edit project cutsheets,
proposal covers, brochures, newsletters,
press releases, ads, and more. Experience
using CorelDraw 11; Photoshop, InDesign,
and Illustrator; MS Word and PowerPoint;
or similar software required. Website design
experience a plus. Please submit design and
writing samples along with a resume and sal-
ary requirements, including ref# 6014-A.
FT EDITORIAL ASSISTANT. Qualified ap-
plicants must be organized, with a 2-year
degree or the equivalent. Publishing, com-
munications, English, marketing, or related
coursework preferred. Must have excellent
word processing skills with MS Office soft-
ware. Should be able to copy-edit text in as-
sigg projects and ensure that text elements
meet editing quality standards. Experience in
report production and reproduction is a must.
Please include Ref# 6004-A.
Please submit resume via email
HR@AppliedTM.com or fax (375-0995).
We are an equal opportunity workplace and
encourage diversity in the workforce.
For more openings please visit our web site
LEASING CONSULTANT -
Energetic, professional. Exp a plus.
Saturday required. Apply @ Ventura apts,
1902 SW 42nd Way -or fax 352-375-4434
DATA PROCESSORS WANTED! Easy data
entry work over the Internet in your spare
time. Start immediately!
LAWN MAINTENANCE P/T
Enjoy working outdoors,. Responsible & de-
pendable. Must have drivers license. Great
hourly pay. Flexible schedule. Call 378-7524
$800 Weekly guaranteed. Stuffing enve-
lopes. Send a self addressed stamped enve-
lope to SCARAB Marketing 28 East Jackson
10th Floor Suite 938 Chicago IL 60604
CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Sarkis Clinical Trials is in need of a research
coordinator to conduct out-patient study
visits. Must be a nurse or health prof w/prior
drug trial exp. Please fax resume to 352-331-
HELP WANTED- Valid driver's license re-
quired. Local moving and storage company.
Apply at 505 NW53rd Ave. Gainesville 374-
Executive Asst for busy mortgage broker.
Organized, communication skills, multi-
tasker, comp/wordprocessing, hard worker.
Processing exp a+. Resume to joysellhom
firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 352-372-6630 3-
TCG Phone Reps needed ASAP
evenings and Sat. Must be articulate and reli-
able 371-5888 ext 111 or 4112 NW22nd Dr.
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Excellent pay. Call 378-8252 4-3-10-14
DRESSAGE/EVENT RIDERS Volunteer
help riding show quality horses; 2-3 days per
week commitment. References; Call eve-
nings 352-332-5297 or email@example.com
Housekeeping, light office work, personal as-
sistant; organized, reliable, flexible schedule;
references 352-332-5297 Call evenings or
FARM HELP Flexible, part time; home and
farming maintenance; exp. with horses and
goats a plus, references; Call evenings 352-
332-5297 or firstname.lastname@example.org 3-27-5-14-
Female companion to care for 23 yr old fe-
male disabled person. Mon thru Fri 2:30-5:
30pm. Job duties incl: Assistance w/toileting,
laundry, reading, computer work & trips to
various appts. Applicants must be in good
physical condition, have reliable transporta-
tion & your own cell phone. Excellent working
conditions in new luxurious home. $9/hr. Call
Jerry Marquez 377-1306 3-24-3-14
Childcare provider starting May. Afterschool
pick-up. Full time from June to Aug. Must be
energetic, great attitude & enjoy children.
Required: non-smoker, swimmer & outdoor
activities. Please call 317-0625 to discuss
details. Job location, near Haile Plantation.
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 touth 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/
Cashiers, photographers & Easter bunnies to
work photo promotion at the Oaks Mall. Call
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Needed a homework coach for4 days a week
1 hour a day for a bright 13 year old female
who needs help with study skills in various
subjects. Pay $15.00 an hour. Please contact
Beverly at 316-1166 or 332-7622. 3-28-5-14
TGI FRIDAYS is now hiring
ALL POSITIONS. Apply in person 3598 SW
Archer Rd. Mon thru Thurs betw 2 & 4 pm
or anytime online at: Fridays.com. Weekday
lunch availability required. 3-24-3-14
Childcare part time w/experience to care for
2 small children in afternoon 20hrs/wk Mon
thru Thurs. References & CPR required:.Call
Web Programming Contractor -
ASP, ASP.net, VB Script, C#, SQL knowl-
edge. $25+ per hour. Email resume to:
Grad student needed for afternoon transpor-
tation of school children. Will supply automo-
bile. Please call 331-4102 3-28-5-14
Camp Counselors needed for great over-
night camps in the Pocono Mtns. of PA.
Gain valuable experience while working with
children in the outdoors. Teach/assist with
atheltics, swimming, A&C, drama, pilates,
archery, gymnastics, scapbooking, ropes
course, nature, and much more. Office &
Nanny positions also available. Apply on -line
at www.pineforestcamp.com. 4-26-26-14
HIRING LIFEGUARDS at $7.25/hr,
SWIM INSTRUCTORS at $7.60/hr.
Call 352-393-8358 for more information and
training schedule. 8-10-49-14
$15 an Hour!
We are recruiting mascots to
wear our gator costume to draw attention
to our businesses. Must be 5'6", energetic,
and able to work weekdays/weekends.
if you're interested!
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If you love: meeting new people,
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email us: Susie@mobilecampus.com 3-
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Seeking recent graduate or under grad
students in psychology, special ed or other
related fields to work with children & adults
w/autism or other developmental disabilities.
$10/hr. Call Mark @ 332-8588 3-24-3-14
Babysitter needed for 3 young children.
Female, non-smokerw/car. Please be willing
to help fold &,put away laundry. Must be here
in the summer & the following school year.
Tues, Thurs & Sat afternoons & evenings.
Occasional overnights. Sweet, responsible,
experienced applicants only. 332-5900 3-
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PART TIME HOUSEKEEPING
1 day per week. $8/hr. Call 352-213-3943
Earn at least $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to 397 in the
Psychology Bldg or call 392-0601 ext 297.
Archer & Tower Rds 371-5900 Customer Svc
Assocs. Friendly, outgoing movie lovers w/
eagerness to assist customers & willingness
to be a salesperson. 15-20hrs/wk.min wage.
Night/wknd avail a must. Apply in store.
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida
Hire Great Attitudes Only!!!
Environmental Services is currently recruit-
ing for the following positions:
Drywall repair, paint, light electrical and
Strong electrical background and.
experience working in all phases of general
Strong mechanical background ; experience
with heat pumps, plumbing and light
electrical boilers and cooling towers.
Lawn Equipment Operators FT
3- Full-time Openings
Familiar with all aspects of landscaping
including use of equipment; 2 years land-
scaping exp. preferred. Willing to train those
with the right attitude and willing to learn.
Hourly Wage $8.00 $10.00;
based on yrs of exp.
Floor Technician (weekends included
and weekly day shifts ) -FT :
Maintains all hard surface floor finish by dust
mopping; damp or wet mopping; scrubbing;
spray buffing; top coating; stripping and
refinishing. Maintains carpet appearance
by vacuuming, spotting and shampooing by
either bonnet or extraction method.
Oak Hammock at the University offers
competitive wages, uniforms, excellent work
environment, and benefits
(health, dental, LTD, life, paid time off, paid
holidays & 401K match).
5100 SW 25th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida
Hire Great Attitudes Only!!!
Dining Services is currently recruiting
for the following position:
Must be able to work various shifts.
Hiring smiles and great attitudes to wait
tables in our resort style retirement
community. No experience necessary; will-
ing to train those with the right attitude and
commitment to providing excellent
customer service. Flexible schedules of-
fered and guaranteed hourly rate of pay.
Apply in person:
5100 SW 25th Blvd
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
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tween 1 & 4 PM. 7038 NW 10th Place- be-
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separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
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Belly Dance & Yoga Classes
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All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
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UF. English/Spanish. Call Francisco @ 352-
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Stetson holds off
* UF'S RALLY FELL SHORT IN
THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH.
By BRYAN JONES
This time, UF's comeback bid fell
After the No. 9 Gators rallied
from a 7-0 deficit in the seventh
inning to defeat Arkansas Sunday,
they seemed unfazed trailing 5-0
early against Stetson Tuesday night.
UF (17-8) rallied, but a couple of
insurance runs in the seventh inning
proved just enough for Stetson (11-
12) to hold off the Gators for a 7-6
win at McKethan Stadium.
With two outs and a runner on
third in the ninth inning, Stetson
closer Robbie Elsemiller struck out
UF All-American first baseman Matt
LaPorta to end the game.
"I'm really proud of the way we
battled back," said UF coach Pat
McMahon, a former Stetson player
and coach. "We put ourselves in
position to be successful, but there
were a few little things that we
After cutting the lead to one run,
the Gators had plenty of chances to
win the game.
UF failed to plate the tying run
despite having a man in scoring po-
sition and nobody out. In the eighth,
the Hatters stranded UF runners at
first and third base with one out,
and Elsemiller picked up the save
in ninth inning despite allowing a
one-out double. In all three cases,
key strikeouts plagued U.
"It's extremely frustrating,"
McMahon said. "They made quality
pitches so there is both sides of it.
You ask them, they'll say, 'We made
quality pitches.' You ask me, we
didn't put the ball in play."
Stetson coach Pete Dunn said he
was far from comfortable with the
Hatters' early 5-0 lead.
"I wouldn't have felt comfort-
able with a 10-run lead up here [in
Gainesville]," Dunn said.
But the Hatters sealed the win
with the LaPorta strikeout, a proud
moment for Elsemiller who was not
so successful in a similar situation
last season. Last year LaPorta hit a
two-run homer off of an Elsemiller
fastball to put the Gators ahead in
the eighth inning.
This time around, it was a break-
ing ball that froze LaPorta at the
Kim Klement/ Alligator
Junior Matt LaPorta throws his helmet after striking out to end the game, leaving the tying run on third
base in the Gators' 7-6 loss to Stetson at McKethan Stadium on Tuesday night.
"When he stepped to the .plate
I was like, 'that is what I love right
there,'" Elsemiller said. "That made
it even better."
Stetson starting pitcher Nathan
Nery, last week's Atlantic Sun
Pitcher of the Week, picked up the
win, despite giving up three home
runs in his six innings of work.
"We got ourselves in jams, but
we pitched our way out," Stetson
coach Pete Dunn said. "I wish we
were more efficient, but I will say
that once we got ourselves in harms
way, we pitched our way out of it."
Tennis frustrations mount
LOUIS, from page 20
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ and BRIAN
Since the UF men's tennis team lost their
No. 1 singles player Ryan Sweeting, a promis-
ing season has turned into a series of losses and
Tuesday night those frustrations surfaced
again after No. 8 Florida lost 5-2 to No. 3 Illinois
at the Ring Tennis Complex.
Unofficial team leader Chris Brandi said the
absence of Sweeting has definitely affected the
"Clearly, we're a different team without
him," the senior said. "It has especially affected
the older guys. I know it has affected me."
Brandi said the margin of error is a lot slim-
mer now with Sweeting gone, which may help
explain UF's tense play.
But it goes deeper than that.
Brandi said that while Sweeting is only a
freshman, UF's suspended star meant a lot to
the team, even before the season began.
"I really wanted to play this year because
he was coming here," Brandi said. "A lot of us
didn't come back for this."
Sweeting came to UF in December after win-
ning the U.S. Open Junior Championships, but
Swas suspended for the rest of the year following
a DUI and drug charge.
Still, Brandi said UF can defeat any team on
any given day but admitted it's certainly diffi-
The Illinois faithful made it even more dif-
ficult for the home team Tuesday. Illini Orange
dominated the stands and a roar of cheers
erupted every time an Illinois player had match
Strong, cool winds didn't help either, as the
breeze blew tennis balls in all directions.
After UF was swept in doubles action, any
hopes for a comeback in singles faded fast.
The Gators fell behind a set on four courts
early and eventually lost all of those matches.
A rare bright spot for UF, Brandi won his No.
5 singles match against Illinois's Ruben Gonzales
6-1, 6-4. Sophomore Nestor Briceno was the only
other UF player to capture a point, winning his
No. 3 singles match 6-1, 7-6 (4).
"When you get on a roll like we're on, a bad
roll, it snowballs," UF coach Andy Jackson said.
"It's not that our guys have forgotten how to
play tennis; we've just lost some confidence."
Jackson pointed out that all the losses were
against ranked teams. For now, the coach is try-
ing to keep everybody positive.
"When you set high goals," Jackson said.
"You have a long way to fall."
SEC SPRING BREAK: The Southeastern
Conference can be an unforgiving place.
With six softball teams rankeddn the top 25,
the SEC has more ranked teams than any major
conference except the Pac-10,
Luckily, the UF softball
team won't have to worry
about the rest of the SEC, yet.
After the second game
of a doubleheader with
Jacksonville was preemptive-
ly canceled Tuesday, UF will
still host the Dolphins for one
Jackson game this afternoon at 4.
The Dolphins are. on a
three-game losing streak and have scored just
two runs in their past five games, but that
doesn't concern softball coach Tim Walton.
"We don't pay attention to anything like
that," Walton said. "All we're looking to do is to
improve every single day and that's all I can ask
for as a coach."
Improving is exactly what the hitters at the
bottom of UF's lineup have done lately.
In the series against Ole Miss, UF's nine-spot
hitter Stacie Pestrak stepped up with three RBIs.
"When the bottom of the lineup can get hits,
it's huge," Walton said. "Stacie Pestrak's been
hot. When I look at her statistics, she hit .333
in the last six games and .564 last week. To get
that out of your nine-hitter is incredible, and it's
a big deal."
who knows roughly seven more
languages than I do, we asked our
taxi driver, Pedro, about basketball
in this country.
"Basketball is enshrined around
the culture and here it has nothing
to do with the culture," he said. "So
you would not just be talking about
a new sport but a new culture."
He did think the sport was cute,
however. He also boasted a photo
with the second Mexican-born
player in the NBA, Eduardo Najera.
Turns out Manzanillo is one of
Najera's preferred vacation spots.
Jalapeno's is a homey place with
barred windows and Christmas
lights hanging from the ceiling.
It was about to become even
more welcoming after about five or
nine Coronas. No hoops. No matter.
An ice-cold Corona is something
-you can always fall back on. Or so
The bartender was trying to tell
us that he couldn't sell Coronas be-
cause the competitor owns them. To
counter the man we asked for two
Dos Equis. Turns out he didn't have
By this point, I was fuming. The
only thing that stopped me from
urinating on the 10-foot projection
TV displaying soccer press confer-
ences was the sight of a pool table
The game is called carambole,
and you only use the yellow, red
and cue balls.
Anyhow, it was here that I met
Tennessee student Omar Ruiz, who
was visiting his parents during
Spring Break. I started asking this
cultural liaison about the basketball
snafu down here.
"Nobody cares about basket-
ball," he explained. "The NCAA
Tournament? I really doubt any-
body knows what that is."
All right, fine. So what about the
World Baseball Classic?
"When I got off the plane my un-
cle was teasing me saying stuff like,
'Weren't you Americans supposed
to be so good at baseball?' and I was
just like, 'Who cares?'" Ruiz said.
"No one even cares here.
"I don't know that many people
even know what happened. And I
can tell you that the soccer players
Soon we were sharing thoughts
on Tennessee's basketball season.
Ruiz told me about how he en-
joyed his time at the UF game in
Knoxville. Then we talked about
Chris Lofton's fade-a-way that
edged Winthrop in the first round.
I had to pose the next question in-
"So, um, what exactly happened
to you guys at the end there?"
"What do you mean?" Ruiz
"You know, the last game you
guys lost the one against Wichita
"Really, are you serious Wichita
State? I didn't even know."
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 19
UF MEN'S BASKETSAL L
Age just a number; young Gators mature on court
By ANDREW ABRAMSON
Alligator Staff Writer
What a difference a month and
a Sweet 16 appearance can make.
Following a three-game tail-
spin last month, UF coach Billy
Donovan refused to criticize the
Youth and inexperience, he
said, would inevitably lead to
losses. Seemingly, the Gators have
grown up at a record pace.
"Joakim Noah is not a sopho-
more anymore," Donovan said
Monday. "And neither is Taurean
[Green] and Al [Horford]. Walter
Hodge is no longer a freshman.
They have too many games under
their belt- right now.
I am hoping that the experi-
ences these guys have had will
help us to go forward."
Now, UF is four wins away
from what seemed like an im-
possible national championship
after the youthful Gators lost to
Alabama on Feb. 26 for their third
But the Gators haven't lost
since then, winning their final two
regular season games, sweeping
the SEC Tournament and defeat-
ing their first two opponents in the
"After that [Alabama] game, we
had a team meeting and we just
emphasized on the reason why we
were losing games," Green said. "I
think everybody looked at them-
selves and everybody bought into
what will win us games."
A win against Georgetown on
Friday would give the Gators a
school-record 30 wins this season,
a feat no one expected from a start-
ing lineup of four sophomores and
And if UF advances to the na-
tional semifinals in Indianapolis,
Ind., they'd become one of the
youngest teams to ever make a
Final Four appearance.
Michigan's Fab Five lineup of
freshmen reached the national title
game in 1992 and repeated the feat
a year later, but lost both times.
i: Pick up from Friday
In 2003, Syracuse won the
champions-hip with a lineup of
two freshmen, two -sophomores
and a senior.
Soon, UF could find itself in
elite company. -
"[Noah] is the most im-
proved player in the history
of the game."
Five-Star Basketball Camp director
"I think our guys are a little
further along mentally than a lot of
guys their age," Donovan said.
Noah, the underclassman who
arguably sparked UF's run, is
suddenly a hot topic in NBA Draft
talk, something that could threaten
to break up the sophomore quartet
after this year's run.
Though Noah has expressed
his love for college basketball, the
prospect of being a top-five pick
in the NBA Draft could prove dif-
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Draft and said he could even play
his way into the No. 1 spot.
"He's the most improved play-
er in the history of the game," said
Howie Garfinkel, director of Five-
Star Basketball Camp. "He played
at the camp [early in high school],
and he was a complete non-factor.
"He had some potential but he
didn't get the job done. It's amaz-
Garfinkel said UF's future is
even brighter, claiming that the
Gators' incoming freshman class
is underrated. He ranks UF's in-
coming group just behind North
Carolina and Duke at No. 3 in the
Garfinkel praised future Gators
Jonathan Mitchell and Doneal
Mack, saying they're just as
talented as any McDonald's All-
"You would not know the dif-
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UF forward Chris Richard said
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career but admitted he's excited
about the prospect of this ytung
team growing into a veteran
"With the freshmen coming in
next year, we'll have more depth,
and we'll have even more com-
petitors here," Richard said. "I
think there's a good chance we'll
be No. 1 for most of the season,
and there's a good chance we can
break a lot of records that we made
Still, there's no guarantee for UF
that next season won't resemble
Syracuse's 2003-2004 campaign.
Superstar forward Carmelo
Anthony left Syracuse for the
pros after winning the title the
previous season, and the Orange
haven't made a deep tournament
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006
UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
Georgetown's loss, UF's gain
Andy Apicella / Alligator Staff
Sophomore Joakim Noah dunks during the Gators' 72-76 loss to Ten-
nessee on February 22. Noah led UF with 20 points in the game.
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
Imagine UF's most powerful player draped in
Georgetown gray when the Gators and Hoyas meet in
the Minneapolis Regional Semifinals on Friday.
It's not a stretch.
Noah, whose father Yannick was good friends with
former Georgetown and New York Knicks star Patrick
Ewing, grew up an avid Georgetown fan.
From the age of nine until he was 15, the lanky son
of a French-Cameroonian tennis star attended basket-
ball summer camps at his "dream school," where he
earned the nicknames "Frenchie", "French Toast" and
Living in New York City as a teenager, he also
would root on Alan Iverson and the Hoyas at the Big
East Tournament in Madison Square Garden.
Despite the history between Noah and the Hoyas,
Georgetown never gave him a serious look during
his high school years. And the 6-foot-11 forward, who
leads UF in scoring this season, hasn't forgotten.
"We had a past relationship, and they still didn't
come and even give me a chance," Noah said. "I
thought that was kind of messed up. But, hey, what
goes around comes around. I can't wait to play on
In fact, the Hoyas didn't start recruiting Noah until
after his breakout performance at the. Adidas ABCD
Camp between his junior and senior year of high
school, despite the fact that he had been targeting
Georgetown for some time.
"After ABCD, a lot of the schools started recruiting
me, and I always wanted to go to [Georgetown], but I
felt like it was too late," Noah said. "I felt disrespected
because I remember taking my time to ask them to
come and recruit me."
The snub from his former favorite team has pro-
vided extra incentive for Noah to succeed on Friday
"It's just extra motivation," Noah said. "Extra rea-
son to wake up early in the morning and shoot your
extra jump shots or run that extra mile or lift a little
Since UF lost three consecutive games in February,
Noah has been on a tear.
He scored 37 points against Georgia, scored the
game-winning basket in the Southeastern Conference
Tournament championship game and averaged 16.5
points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 4.5 blocks in the
Gators' first two NCAA Tournament games.
Those two games introduced the UF big man to a
national audience. He was a topic of conversation on
several national sports shows Wednesday. Some called
him the most important player in the second weekend
of the tournament. Others compared his pro potential
with National Player of the Year favorites J.J. Redick of
Duke and Gonzaga's Adam Morrison.
"It's just extra motivation. Extra reason to
wake up early in the morning and shoot
your extra jump shots or run that extra
mile or lift a little harder."
Noah's rapid rise now has NBA scouts drooling
over his potential, and many pundits have projected
him as a potential NBA lottery pick this season.
But Noah has deflected any notions that he will bolt
for the league after this season.
After the SEC Tournament, Noah said he just loves
college life too much to leave it and that because of his
father's pro tennis and pop singing careers, he doesn't
have to worry about supporting his family financially
Still, Noah will try to put off that decision for at
least a few more days by defeating the team that he
"I have a great relationship with a lot of the staff
over there; they really looked out for me," Noah said.
"It was a great experience at camp, and they helped me
get to the point I'm at today. Hopefully it bites them in
Yo quiero basketball: Searching for hoops in Mexico
MANZANILLO, Mexico The
Mexican sun has parched every-
thing from my nostrils to my wid-
ow's peak, and this Karmina Palace
Hotel only serves house liquor, so
now what am I supposed to do?
Three days in this country is
three days too many. No wonder
Sam Houston never gave a hoot for
liberating any land farther south
I left the states in a whirlwind,
my brackets speaking to me in sinis-
ter voices all the way to Jacksonville
Now, all I want is some basket-
ball. Just some NCAA Tournament
coverage. Five minutes of PTI ban-
ter will do at this point. Problem is,
there is no such thing as basketball
It doesn't exist. I don't think
there's a hoop in the entire country.
The disease here is soccer. You are
either infected by it, or you will suc-
cumb to eyesores after seeing this
sport around you all the time. Kids
play it in the streets. Everyone wears
Mexican league shirts religiously.
Wake up hung over and you will see
Jorge Campos in your omelet.
The TV in my room offers
Mexican soaps, "Rugrats" in
Spanish and fotbal ad nauseam. Fox
Sports Net plays on TV here, and
the air above Manzanillo must be
polluted because the satellite trans-
lates "Sports" to mean soccer, more
,. Z I
Louis in the Bullpen
code I can
my remote before I take the Zoloft
"Do you know where I can watch
the NCAA Tournament?"
"Ah si, el habanero eating contest
es in the lobby every Thursday at
"No, no basketball."
"Si. You can rent soccer balls
I figured flattery would be the
best way to get something out of
her. I asked her about Mexico's up-
set of the United States in the World
I'm not sure where I went wrong
with this one, but I had to sprint to
get my interpreter when she thought
I asked for a bat so I could burglarize
the local grocery store.
It must be last night's green chili.
There is no way a country so evpan-
sive with beaches so splendorous
and cuisine so exquisite can lack
the major group at the bottom of the
There can only be one way to
avert suicide: Find a sports bar.
Manzanillo (pop: 94,893) is a
tourist speed bump along the Pacific
coastline about three to four hours
south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's
No. 2 STD go-to spot.
Sports bars are an endangered
species here, so finding a joint called
'"alapenos" 10 minutes away was a
bit of welcome news.
Armed with my brother-in-
law/interpreter, Quirino Orlandi,
SEE LOUIS, PAGE 18
U Softball: Jacksonville vs. UF
Florida Softball Stadium, 4 p.m.
* General public admitted free
E 1997: The UF wolnen's basketball team
makes its first trip to the Elite Eight. The
Gators upset Louisiana Tech 71-57 in the
Sweet 16 to advance to the regional finals.
The UF tennis team dropped a match
to Illinois on Tuesday. For the entire story
and complete coverage of today's softball
game against Jacksonville, visit the Alliga-
tor Sports Web site