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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 123
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We Inform. You Decide. MONDAY, MARCH 27,2006
MONDAY, MARCH 27,2006
BY LOUIS ANASTASIS
UF advanced to national semifinals
for the first time since 2000.
UF sophomore center Joakim Noah dances to the cheers of UF fans, including his mother (right, in the black
shirt), who braved the cold Minnesota weather to watch the Gators defeat Villanova on Sunday.
N estled within a rau-
cous section in the
Metrodome, a frantic
woman punched numbers into
her cell phone and relayed mes-
sages back to her husband.
"It's $820," she said, the folds
of her wrinkles forming a ques-
tion mark on her face. "How come
it's so much? There's nothing
That's what it's become. For
a team of sophomores sprinkled
with some stray freshmen, juniors
and one senior, a group besieged
by criticism at times, overwhelmed
by praise at others, the success and
wonder of a Final Four has boiled
down to a price. What are you
willing to pay for your plane ticket
"We're so happy to be there
[that] we'll play the Boston Celtics
if we have to," said UF athletics
director Jeremy Foley after UF
defeated Villanova 75-62 in the
Do you realize what happened
Sunday? Here, in a dome built
for Minnesota Twins baseball, a
basketball team representing a
football school spoke again.
"I don't have to pinch myself,"
UF forward Chris Richard said.
"I knew we were going to have
a good team from the beginning.
It was only a surprise for you all.
We knew about this last summer
when we started practicing."
As a team composed mostly
of sophomores, the Gators should
have been the naive ones. But
now the entire country is getting
a lesson on maturity, about how a
team can be young, yet composed,
about how a team can have stars
and still subdue its starlight.
The lesson is being taught by a
group that was picked by Athlon's
preseason issue to lose in the first
round of the NCAA Tournament.
The moral is being empha-
sized by a team that Lindy's pre-
dicted would make the NIT and
finish fifth in the Southeastern
Conference East division. There
are jokes about those selections
SEE FINAL FOUR, PAGE 19
Study addresses 'leftist totalitarianism' in schools
* NOT MANY STUDENTS COMPLAIN
OF CURTAILED RIGHTS, STUDY SAYS.
By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Casting skepticism on a cause championed
by conservative activists, a recent study states
that 1 percent of grievances filed at Florida
universities accuse faculty of encroaching on
students' First Amendment rights.
The Office of Program Policy Analysis and
Government Accountability, an agency of the
Florida Legislature, published the study this
month at the request of legislators investigat-
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ing the issue of academic freedom.
Academic freedom, broadly, denotes
the right of students and faculty to pursue
knowledge without obstruction. In recent
years, activist groups and Republican legis-
lators have waved the rhetoric of academic
freedom behind a march on excessive and
oppressive liberalism in higher education.
Tom Auxter, president of statewide fac-
ulty union United Faculty of Florida, said
the Accountability Office study collapses that
"This is a made-up problem," he said.
"Actually, it has much more to do with trying
to discredit faculty and discredit higher edu-
cation so that the public is not so outraged
when they cut money."
E A brand-new
advising Web site
help students with
Summer and Fall
See story, pg. 7.
Last year, State Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-
Ocala, filed a bill that would have enabled
students to sue professors if they felt their
political or religious be-
liefs were not respected.
In discussion of the bill,
Baxley decried the "leftist
totalitarianism" of "dicta-
In an interview Friday,
Baxley said the study's
Baxley findings understate what
remains a problem. He said students whose
academic freedom has been violated often
do not file formal complaints lacking
confidence in their universities' grievance
UF big men Al
Horford and Joakim
Noah cleaned up in
the paint on both
ends of the floor,
paving the way for
the Gators' Final Four
See story, pg. 20.
"I think they look at it and say, I'm not
going to get'an objective review here,'" he
said. "I think it's pretty heavily weighted to
At UF, students may file grievances if they
feel a classroom condition "is illegal, unjust
or creates unnecessary hardship," accord-
ing to the process described on the Dean of
Students Office Web site.
Students are encouraged to broach their
complaint with the faculty member involved.
If dissatisfied, the student may file a com-
plaint with the instructor's supervisor, who
will create a fact-finding committee to evalu-
ate the student's grievance. A student may
appeal that decision to one of four UF vice
presidents. That official's ruling is final.
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UF interim top lawyer named. ,
UF announced its interim vice
president and general counsel
Barbara Wingo, who currently
serves as UF's associate \vce presi-
dent and deputy general counsel.
will take on her new role as the
university's top aftomey Satuwda\i
She will succeed Pamela
Bernard, who .ended -a a30- ear
relationship with UF -when she-
accepted the position as vice presi-
dent and general counsel at Duke
University. She starts at Duke on
Wingo joined the UF Office ot
the General Counsel in 1983. She
became a Gator in 1982 as an ad-
junct for the history department,
and she has practiced univer-
sity law with a law degree from
Southern Methodist University,
according to a press release.
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MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 3
Event benefits Indian children
By JACQUELINE DAVISON
Fresh curry wafted through
the air as local band Mother
Tongue played an Eastern take
on Guns N' Roses' cover of
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door."
For most, it was not a typical
Gainesville Saturday night.
Gators for Asha, the UF chap-
ter of Asha for Education, held
an event called Praharsha, which
means "happiness" in Sanskrit.
About 250 people attended the
event at the India Culture and
Asha for Education is a world-
wide organization that works
to create socioeconomic change
for underprivileged children in
"It gives a feeling like we're
doing something," said Prasoon
Diwakar, president of Gators for
Asha. "You can't help back in
India, but you can do something
The organization re-
ceives funding from Student
It also raises funding on its
With about 30 active volun-
teers, Asha raised close to $5,000
:"Each and every penny we
collect goes to the projects in
India for the supporting of edu-
cation," Diwakar said.
Entrance to Praharsha was
free, but Indian cuisine could be
purchased for $1 to $2. All of the
food was donated to the club,
"We always thought that
we would never stick to a
particular genre of music,
All of us together would
bring elements from our
cultures into one single
Mother Tongue keyboard player
and $1,358 was raised through
The audience watched several
dance groups perform traditional
Indian dances in colorful outfits.
Bells around dancers' ankles and
gold jewelry jangled in rhythm to
Murali Rangarajan's perfor-
mance of Bharatnatyam brought
a story to life through pantomime
and rhythmic dance.
Other performances included
Amin Saurav Pathak's solo in-
terpretation of scenes by famous
Indian actor Govinda Arun
Mother Tongue performed
The band fuses various kinds
of music together through
its native-country influences
- the band members come from
Vietnam, China, Puerto Rico and
"We always thought that we
would never stick to a particular
genre of music," said Kartikeya
Tripathi, the band's keyboard
"All of us together would
bring elements from our cultures
into one single piece."
The band performed several
However, Tripathi says
Mother Tongue's versions are
"We never perform a song
how it is," he said.
"We always put our own spin
on it. We always color it from our
Tom McCarthy/ Alligator
UF student Juhi Desai performs the semi-classical fusion dance jiya
jale at the Praharsha festival held by Gators for Asha on Sunday.
New Black Panther leader likens Bush to a terrorist
* SPEECH ATTRACTED 40 PEOPLE.
By JACQUELINE DAVISON
Through the Civil Rights Movement,
blacks have been integrated into a burning
house known as America, a controversial
black nationalist said Sunday evening.
Borrowing the concept from Martin Luther
King Jr., Malik Zulu Shabazz, leader of the
New Black Panther Party, said America's fire
was started by God and was only fueled by
King and Malcolm X.
"It has been truth in America that has ac-
celerated this fire," Shabazz said. "As Dr. King
tried to be a fireman and tried to put the fire
out, actually Dr. King was a part of the fuel
that kept the fire burning."
About 40 people attended the two-hour
speech in the Arredondo Room of the Reitz
Union. Shabazz was brought to UF in coor-
dination with Volunteers for International
Student Affairs' International Month 2006.
"I think it was good to get the positive
message across," said Gabriel DuPree, VISA's
director of speakers for VISA International
Month. "It's important that the truth is spread
Shabazz was paid $1,000 to speak, and the
'money was used to cover travel and boarding
expenses, DuPree said.
The theme of International Month is "One
Love," which Shabazz touched
On on throughout his speech.
Campus "Is one love a reality in
America?" he asked. "In order
for this level of peace to be achieved, the peace
breaker must be removed. Unfortunately,
there cannot be one love right now as long as
George Bush is ruling on the planet."
Shabazz said Bush is the No. 1 terrorist in
the world for putting troops in Iraq.
"I don't lay down at night and you don't
lay down at night fearing what Osama bin
Laden might do to you," he said:
He added that studies have shown that
human civilization started with black people.
"This is not black supremacy," Shabazz
said. "This is the antidote to the virus of white
He also said the economic divide is in-
creasing in America with the middle class
"No one dribbling a ball and carrying no
football deserves $12, $15, $20 million a year,"
he said. "CEOs of rich corporations $365
million a year. This is going to lead to revolu-
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4, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2006
Laborers start week of protests against McDonald's
By DOMINICK E. TAO
The same group of farm workers
that succeeded in a boycott against
Taco Bell in 2005 is now targeting
McDonald's, and their first protest
was under the golden arches on
Northwest 13th Street.
On Sunday, more than 50
Around the Coalition
GaIneSVlle of Immokalee
Florida farm laborers, demanded
increased wages for workers who
pick tomatoes for McDonald's.
"The CIW influenced Taco Bell.
If McDonald's doesn't heed the
warning, another national boy-
cott might change things," said
Jonathan Skeet Surrency, 19, a pro-
tester from Gainesville.
The coalition is on a week-
long, nationwide tour calling for
McDonald's to pressure its tomato
suppliers to pay its workers "one
cent more" per pound for the toma-
toes they pick.
They hope this tour will be as
successful as their 2005 Taco Bell
boycott, which resulted in an agree-
ment with Taco Bell's parent com-
pany to raise workers' profits from
40 cents to 72 cents for each bucket
Even though the protesters'
chants were in Spanish, their color-
ful signs were clear.
"Sub-poverty wages make me
grimace," was written across the
chest of a distressed-looking cutout
of Grimace, one of McDonald's
"I'm not lovin' it," read another.
Translated, one of their chants
was "The Clown. You're lying.
You're buying cheap tomatoes."
But representatives from
McDonald's Corp. said the com-
pany is not contributing to unfair
"The coalition needs to take a
hard look at what our suppliers
are doing," said William Whitman,
McDonald's Corp.'s director of me-
Whitman said the company's
suppliers .abide by standards that
already meet or exceed the coali-
tion's current demands.
Most of the protesters are
Hispanic farm workers from
Immokalee, Fla., an agricultural
community near Alligator Alley.
They are taking time off work
to picket in the weeklong tour, said
Julia Perkins, one of the coalition's
"It's important for the workers
to come.out and have their voices
heard," Perkins said.
"They chose to leave work to
Protester Michael Phelan, a part-
Romeo Ramirez, a member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, along with more than 50 others,
pickets in front of the McDonald's on University Avenue and 13th Street on Sunday afternoon.
time Florida resident from Maine,
said McDonald's is targeting col-
lege students with its products.
"Students should know where
their money's going," he said.
On Saturday, the coalition plans
to picket outside the rock 'n' roll-
themed McDonald's restaurant in
downtown Chicago. The coalition
will be joined by several other
groups, said Calendario Vasquez,
one of the coalition's organizers.
Gay fraternity tries to gather support from community
* ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 18
By KYLIE CRAIG
Of UF's 33 fraternities, none are tailored
for gay students. Paul Nichols decided that
needed to change.
Nichols, who works for UF's Department
of Housing and Residence Education, began
efforts to found a Gainesville chapter for Delta
Lambda Phi at the beginning of the year.
Delta Lambda Phi is a national social fra-
eternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men,
according to its Web site.
It will finish recruiting today. Four people
have expressed interest in joining, Nichols
The Gainesville chapter will be a commu-
nity-based chapter because it will allow UF
and non-UF students to join. Because Delta
Lambda Phi allows non-UF students to join, it
will not be associated with the university.
Nichols said he got the idea after reading a
story in the Alligator about students wanting
to start a similar chapter last Fall.
"It kind of fell flat," he said. "That's why I
kind of picked up the torch from that point."
Delta Lambda Phi has 22 chapters na-
tionwide, including one at Miami's Florida
International University the only chapter
in the state.
"It kind of fell flat. That's why I
kind of picked up the torch from
founder of UF's chapter of Delta Lambda Phi
"Our overall goal is to help defeat stereo-
types that gay men are all about cubs and par-
ties and not giving back to their communities
and cities," he said.
Nichols said the group will be very similar
to other fraternities and will have an eight-
week pledge process. The group's main differ-
ence, however, will be that any men over the
age of 18 will be able to join.
"The only potential problem I see is that
we may get people with a predatory motive
who see this as a chance to get with a younger
man," Nichols said. "We have safeguards in
place to weed out those kind of people. This is
not a place to go for dates."
SFCC student Caz Marciniak, 28, said he
plans to pledge the group.
"I think having a community fraternity is a
great thing," Marciniak said, adding, "I want
to help people figure out who they are. It's go-
ing to be about helping people."
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Mishaps don't diminish enthusiasm at BSU pageant
Kenneth Copeland and Marquetta Ivy celebrate after being crowned Mr. and Miss Black Student Union
at the organization's scholarship pageant Friday night in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
* MR. AND MISS BSU WERE
CROWNED AT THE PAGEANT.
By JENNIFER COX
Alligator Contributing Writer
The Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
was filled in a frenzy as about 300
eager faces rushed through the door
to see nine contestants compete
for the titles of Mr. and Miss Black
Student Union on Friday night.
The Egyptian-themed scholar-
ship pageant, "Kings and Queens
Unveiled," was supposed to start
at 8 p.m., but doors opened at about
9:30 p.m. Sound and lighting trou-
bles caused an hour and a half delay
and a restless crowd.
Spinal Tech, which usually
handles technical work at the Reitz
Union, was unavailable for the
event. Last year's Mr. and Miss
BSU, Will Atkins and Ashley Gantt,
were responsible for planning the
event and did not find out Spinal
Tech was unavailable until Monday,
The production's equipment was
working perfectly before the show,
.she said. After the show started,
problems began to arise.
Despite the difficulties, the show
went on, featuring competitions
in areas of business attire, evening
gowns and talent performances.
Kenneth Copeland, a coastal and
civil engineering sophomore, and
Marquetta Ivy, a telecommunica-
tions freshman, were crowned Mr.
and Miss BSU.
"I was surprised. It's indescrib-
able," Ivy said. "I was relieved and
reassured because I knew I could do
She performed a monologue
about the sexual and physical abuse
of women. Copeland played the pia-
no and sang for the talent portion.
The winners receive scholarships
and executive positions in BSU.
"It is the job of Mr. and Miss
BSU to serve as a positive visual
representation of BSU," said Denise
Jean-Louis, BSU president.
The pageant winners also have
the responsibility to plan the next
Mr. and Miss BSU pageant.
Copeland hopes to unite BSU
with other cultures by attending and
supporting their events. Atkins said
he will meet with Copeland and Ivy
to let them know what to expect.
"I wasn't mad with anything
because stuff happens," Atkins said.
"You just work it out and take it as
UF names new health dean
* DR. STEVE DORMAN WILL TAKE
THE POSITION ON AUG. 1.
By LINDSEY FRANCO
A long-time Gator will return to the
Swamp this Fall.
Dr. Steve Dorman accepted the posi-
tion as dean of UF's College of Health and
Human Performance. He will take over on
Dorman serves as chairman of Texas
A&M University's department of health
and kinesiology and was a UF faculty
member in the department of health sci-
ence education from 1986 to 2000.
He also served as director of UF's mas-
ters of public health program before leav-
ing for TAMU.
After a six-year relationship with that
university, he decided to rejoin the Gator
"It will be great to be in Gator country
again," he said in a press release.
Dorman could not be reached for com-
He will succeed Jill
.: Varnes, who became
interim dean of the col-
lege in 2003 after its for-
i. mer dean, Patrick Bird,
stepped down from the
position after serving
Dorman for 17 years.
"He was just a great
teacher, a good researcher, a very, very,
very good faculty member," Bird said of
"I believe he can do a lot to keep the col-
lege moving forward."
Dorman specializes in health education
and the personal risks of obesity, alcohol
consumption and interpersonal violence in
adolescents, according to the release.
"I am looking forward to working with
[the faculty] in their quest for continued
excellence and elevated scholarship,"
Dorman said in the release.
Man tells Risque lies
By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
An Ocala man was arrested for
falsely claiming that
-.. .: two men had robbed
News him of $60, which he
actually spent at Caf6
Terry Ray Cagle, 38, reported to
the Marion County Sheriff's Office
that one of the men held him at gun-
point, took his $60 and then returned
his wallet, according to a police
He told police the robbers then
forced him to drive deep into the
Ocala National Forest, where he
fought and disarmed them, accord-
ing to the report. Cagle said they then
picked up the weapon and walked
But during questioning Thursday,
Cagle confessed the crime did not
He told police he spent $60 at Caf6
Risque, the strip club in Micanopy,
and did not want his girlfriend to
Marion County spokesman Capt.
James M. Pogue said Cagle's story
was suspicious when he told police
that he fought the two men.
"It just doesn't make too much
sense for one person to beat up two
men," Pogue said. "The story just
didn't coincide, and we knew some-
thing was up."
Cagle was taken to Alachua
County jail and received a bond of
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Locals sample worldwide brews at 10th annual beer festival
By BECCA GOLDMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Nearly 2,000 locals and students
sampled more than 100 different
beers at the 10th annual Greater
Gator Beer Festival on Saturday.
"It's a lot of fun," said Ricki
Black, the event's coordinator. "But
we're trying to educate people on
the variety of beers out there."
After paying $25 at the door,
participants grabbed a cup and
wandered through the parking
lot behind Magnolia Parke, drink-
ing two-ounce samples of beer at
each tent. As they drank beer from
around the world, attendees ate
chicken wings and pizza from such
local restaurants as Hungry Howie's
and Gator's Dockside.
"My strategy is to get drunk be-
fore it ends," said 27-year-old Scott
Herring while sipping on a Samuel
Adams sample. Earlier in the festi-
val, Herring vomited hours' worth
of beer and $3 Jagermeister shots.
But UF student Mick Utecht said
he attended the festival to enjoy beer
from a variety of breweries. He said
he has tried beer from coast to coast.
"Bud's OK after I've mowed
the lawn," he said. "I thought there
"It's a lot of fun. But we're
trying to educate people
on the variety of beers out
coordinator of Greater
Gator Beer Festival
would be more rmcrobrews here."
Despite his disappointment in
the variety, Utecht said he loved
coming out just to support the art of
brewing good beer.
"I love the liveliness and the
quality of people," he said.
To keep the crowd safe and
under control, nine security guards
roamed the premises. Signs with
phone numbers for taxi services
were placed throughout the festival
to eliminate drunken driving.
For those inhibited attendees
with cars, Max's Towing offered a
tow home for a flat rate, Black said.
Budweiser sponsored the service.
"For this many people drunk,
they've handled themselves very
maturely and respectfully," said Jeff
Cyman, head of security.
World Class Beer Imports at-
tracted a crowd throughout the day,
offering visitors almost 20 different
varieties of beer from around the
world. Robert Stevens, a vendor
at the tent, said the. Belgium and
Russian beers were most popular,
especially a blueberry variety.
Stevens, a former UF student,
said Gainesville has one of widest
selections of beer in the state. And he
should know he's been drinking
beer since the Salty Dog was called
"I've probably spilled more than
most people have drank," he said.
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Bill could restrict e-mails
hot stock tips to solicitations from www.sinfulgrannies.com,
we perpetually find ourselves wading through page after
page of unwanted messages.
And how many times do we have to send our bank account
information to the Prince of Nigeria before hell stop sending
So, we're usually pretty receptive to measures designed to
cut the amount of spam people receive in their inboxes. But
when it comes to Florida Senate Bill 1448, we're just not on
The bill is designed to make it more difficult for spammers
to get e-mail addresses from state agencies. Currently, these
addresses must be published to comply with public records re-
quirements in the state of Florida making them easy targets
We want to be clear: We hate spam as much as, and prob-
ably more than, the next guy. For years, we've been supporting
legislation to make spamming a capital offense.
But while we'd like to make spamming more difficult, con-
cealing public records from the public isn't the way'to do it. If
passed, the bill will remove e-mail addresses from published
state records and limit public records requests to five e-mail
That goes too far. State agency workers represent the popu-
lation of the great state of Florida. That population always de-
serves the right to contact their representatives.
And making those workers sift through some unwanted e-
mails is a small price to pay for governmental transparency.
Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment
Foundation, opposes the bill. "It doesn't make any sense," she
said. "You have no expectation of privacy with your e-mail ac-
And she's right, at least when government employees are
using their state-provided ones.
As it stands, the bill will have to face the Committee on
Governmental Oversight and Productivity a second time before
it can go before the Florida Senate at large. The bill's author,
Florida Sen. Gwen Margolis, believes the legislation is long
"If you give your e-mail out, you give it to people who are
personally close to you," she said. "You don't give it to the
But if you're an employee for the state of Florida, maybe you
A after years of living
in darkness, the UF
Division of Student
Affairs has finally shown us
The division's hotly antici-
pated release of Facebook.com
suggestions for UF students
has finally and to much
fanfare been released.
But while we like to see
the division taking an inter-
est in protecting students,
we'd also like to think it has
better things to do than warn
students about the dangers
of .a fad Web site. Among
the document's suggestions:
"'Partying' and 'boozing'
probably don't qualify as
hobbies or interests."
We appreciate the tip.
To be fair, much of the doc-
ument discourages students
from posting incriminating
photographs and private
information, which is good.
But it's a lesson that students
should have already learned.
Anybody who has ever
gotten phone calls inquir-
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"random play" knows there
is some information that is
better left private.
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Students should join fight against terror
f you support staying the course in Iraq and
Afghanistan, and you're not in the armed forces,
you should consider putting your money where your
mouth is and sign up.
At least, that's an argument anti-war critics are likely
to throw at you if you're too vocal. And they're probably
According to estimates for the Army's current budget
year, Generation Y is too fat, too out of shape and too
hooked on Ritalin to produce the necessary amount of
The Army considers the vast majority of the 32 mil-
lion Americans in the 17 to 21 age bracket to be ineligible
for service. The pool of applicants is shrinking at a time
when many potential recruits are already apprehensive
And though the current shortfall isn't as dangerous as
the media hype may suggest, it's still pertinent enough to
beg this question to the student civilian: What the hell are
you doing that's so important?
For all those who understand how crucial success is
in the war on terror and are in decent health, Uncle Sam
wants you for the U.S. Army.
Uncle Sam wants yvu to stop being a tool and start
repaying the debt you owe to this country.
Uncle Sam wants you to stop relying on other men
and women to provide the freedoms you enjoy and the
security you need to sleep at night.
Life on a college campus insulates many students
from both the need and desire to join the military, but we
must not forget that this university exists only because
people with guns have defended the soil beneath it.
And though the professors here may practice freedom
of speech, they did not give you yours. They may have a
lot of fantastic ideas about American foreign policy, but
professors will never.be the ones to apply them.
The views expressed here are not
When it comes to duty,
courage and honor, many of
the pseudo-intellectuals here
professors and students alike
aren't worthy to lick the boots
of the men and women who have
Matt Melone died for this country in Iraq and
Taking Up Arms Afghanistan.
firstname.lastname@example.org Few, if any, students already
have a calling so high that they
do not have four years to give
to the military that has made this American way of life
So stop pointing to the other guy to man the walls that
keep you safe. Military service is not just a profession or
trade. It's a calling.
It separates you from the civilian couch potatoes, the
ignorant and the immature. It separates you from the
weak who rely on you to join on their behalf.
And though our government may have no intention
of reinstating the draft right now, that does not mean you
are exempt from the call of duty.
For those who support America's current foreign
policy, never leave yourself vulnerable to the charge that
you lack the courage of your convictions. You can search
your whole life and not find a cause so worthy and a job
But regardless of the politics, whether you supported
the war or not, lackluster recruitment numbers are not
in anybody's best interests. Duty is being relegated to a
shrinking elite, and that's a dangerous trend.
Given the choice between what is right and what is
comfortable, make sure you decide in such a way that
will make future generations proud.
Matt Melone is a journalism and political 'science junior.
His column appears on Mondays.
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UF groups teach 200 kids science
By ASHLEY PACK
Alligator Contributing Writer
Elementary, middle and high school pupils from north
central Florida tested their skills at the 2006 Regional SECME
Olympiad held Saturday at UE.
SECME, an organization that promotes math, science and
engineering, sought to use the event to teach children and
young adults the importance of these fields at an early age.
About 200 pupils came to the event, which was sponsored
by UF's College of Engineering Honor Society, said Morgan
Grimes, a coordinator for the event.
Jonathan Earle, associate dean for student affairs in the
college, said he enjoys the competition because the teams are
always so passionate.
"It's a great way for them to have fun while they are still
learning," Earle said.
One of the main events was an egg drop, where pupils made
contraptions that were supposed to keep a raw egg safe when it
was dropped from one story up in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Another event had teams build water bottle rockets that
were shooting off in every direction in Flavet Field.
A second competition for middle and high school students
was called the mousetrap car. Teams built cars using a mouse-
trap to provide means of power. Tiffany Slean, a freshman from
Hawthorne Middle/High School, competed with team mem-
bers with a car they modified from last year. The car had several
problems they had to work out before the competition.
"The first couple of times, the axles snapped the balsa wood
right in half," Slean said.
More than 100 volunteers attended the event, including
those from the National Society of Black Engineers and the
American Society of Civil Engineers.
Virtual advising aids in registration
By KIM FULSCHER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Students who go crazy near registra-
tion time now have a resource to bring
them a few clicks closer to sanity.
A brand-new advising Web site was
launched Wednesday and can be found
at www.ufadvising.ufl.edu. Created by
E. Jane Luzar, UP Provost Fellow, the site
is intended to increase communication
among UF's 16 colleges. The Web site
provides information on topics such as
majors, courses, critical dates, require-
ments and wellness counseling.
"A few mouse clicks allows me to by-
pass convoluted advising information,"
said Justin Laufer, a UF senior who re-
viewed the site before its launch. "I wish
I had it freshman year."
The Web site was launched in time
for Fall and Summer registration, which
The new Web site will help students
figure out which classes to take, said
Maza Sloan, president of Murphree Area
"A few mouse clicks allows-me
to bypass convoluted advis-
ing information. I wish I had it
"What I thought was really amazing
was that the Web site is a compilation of a
lot of different resources all in one place,"
Luzar said that if students are advised
well, they are better able to do their aca-
demics and add complimentary activities
to their schedules.
For that reason, the new advising
Web site has links and information about
extracurricular activities, such as study
abroad programs, research, internships
and leadership positions. In the long run,
Luzar said, this should make for society-
ready members of the UF community.
"Holistically, what makes a more
complete student is when student life
and academics are well-integrated," she
Luzar's team is also working on com-
pletely revising the Wednesday Update,
including improving its functionality,
providing a Web interface and offering
it earlier in the week to make it more
There is a link on the bottom of the
new advising Web site devoted to feed-
back. E-mails sent to this link will go
straight to Luzar, and she said she wel-
comes any suggestions.
By KATIE BURNS
Alligator Contributing Writer
A cacophony of yips, yaps, meows and barks
filled The Oaks Mall South Lawn on Saturday
and Sunday as six area pet rescue organizations
teamed up for the Lucky Pets Adoptathon.
The event, a part of Maddie's Pet Rescue
Project of Alachua County, featured about 200
adoption-ready animals over the two-day pe-
riod. An arc of tents housed cats, dogs, kittens
and puppies, each awaiting their chance to be
liberated from pens and paraded across the lawn
for visitors to admire.
Sixty-five pets were ad-
Around opted by 3 p.m. Saturday.
Gainesv le Kerrie Mitchell, Lucky Pets
Adoptathon event coordina-
tor, said the application and
fees to adopt a pet vary with the organizations.
"They try to balance animals they know will
be adopted very quickly with animals that need
to be adopted out [because of health reasons],"
Typically, she said, there is a three-day grace
period for adopters to make sure their new pets
fit in at home.
Michelle Goodrich co-founded Helping
Hands Rescue which operates out of West
End Animal Hospital in Newberry in 1999.
Adoption from her organization starts at $125
and has gone up to $250 for one animal that
required major surgery.
Helping Hands Rescue brought 39 cats and
dogs to the weekend's event, and 17 were ad-
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By LYNDSEY LEWIS
The early morning air is chilly outside
Starbucks, where a few bleary eyed pa-
trons take refuge from the cold. Most of
the store's customers appear weary this
Sunday morning, but Gene Findley is
smiling as he relaxes in an easy chair.
"I'm a morning person," says the
SFCC student, a freshman who is making
a bid to become the school's next Student
"I usually get up at 6 or 6:15 during
Findley, 19, likes to get a head start on
Though he has only been enrolled at
SFCC since January, the political science
major already has ambitious plans for
improving the college's main campus in
"The first priority is communication,"
says Findley, who is heading SFCC's
Students United Party ticket.
Student Government elections at
SFCC typically draw few voters, and
Findley hopes to promote interaction
between SG and its constituents.
But the Key West native is about more
than just politics.
Before transferring to SFCC, Findley
played football at Wingate
University in North
Carolina, and his child- -'
hood in Key West taught .
him to appreciate fishing. J
"I'm just a fun-loving
guy," he says.
Since Findley trans-
ferred from Wingate this semester, his
ambitions at SFCC have been increasing
steadily. Eventually, he hopes to become
governor of Florida, but for now he's
content to spread the word about his
candidacy for Student Body president.
"I guess you could say it was either go
big or go home," he says.
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Four is the number of children she has
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Instead of becoming depressed, Ordway
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Everything in her life good, bad or
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"If it hadn't happened, I wouldn't be
who I am today, and I like who I am,"
Born in Tampa and raised in Miami,
Ordway moved to Gainesville in 2003 to
pursue a degree in political science.
She became a senator in the SFCC
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Spring 2005 a year later she ran for
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President Alan Rezaei. Although Ordway
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She is now running for the presidential
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"I want to make sure that students know
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from them, they can learn from me," she
After taking an American Sign Language
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In the future, she plans to attend a four-
year university and start her own nonprofit
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10, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2006
U For Rent
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.
AFFORDABLE 2BRs at UF
From $589. Pets ok.
Laundry, Free Parking
Open Weekends. 371-7777
STUDIOS ACROSS FROM UF
From $489. Pool.
laundry. Pets ok
Free Parking. Avail Fell.
Open Weekends 371-0769
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/3BA TNHMS
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 00 $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 00 $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $725/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft 0* $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 376-2507
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
PoolTennis 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. Short
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.
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/D
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
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands: On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 4-
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/1ba condo, newly renovat-
ed, d/w, hkups, near ShandsNet 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*
1 BR/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
S For Rent
MINUTES FROM UF!!I
313's from only $405 per Bdrm
414's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Destiny Condos- Brand NEW!
1BR/1BA;tile, W/D, dishwasher
1220 NW 1stAve- Walk to UF!
Call for pricing.Campus Realty 692-3800
BLOCKS TO UFI 4BR houses from $15001
MO, 3BR houses from $10751MO, 2BR apts
from $495/MO, 1BR apts from $450/MO.
Owner operated. See dalyproperties.com
or Call Carol 377-3852 4-26-55-2
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 forAug! 20flplns 1-5BR next to UF
VIRTUAL TOURS & PHOTOS
Walk to UF and Shands
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
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.
JONESVILLE NEW LUXURY TOWNHOME
3BR/2.5BA. Pets ok. All new appliances.
Central H/A. 15 min to UF. $1300/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.
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
S For Rent
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 driye way. $930 one
year or $870 two year lease. Call (352) 375-
6754. No section 8. 4-7-20-2
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
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 April 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 0 GREAT HOUSES FOR FALL 0*
Close to UF. Fenced yards
1614 NW21stAvenue 3/2 $1000
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
918 NW 39th Ave 3/1 $750
COUNTRYSIDE APTS 4BR/4BA, 3 rooms
available $420/mo/ea wall 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
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
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
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
email 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
Townhouses for rent. 2BR/2.5BA.
954-802-4499 or 954-433-4339
U For Rent
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.
** 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, centA/C,
$1600/mo. 313 NW 11th St. Call 375-8256
** WALK TO UF **
Sorority Row area. 2BR/1 BA apt in historic
stone building. Beautiful hardwood floors,
cent AC/heat, 911 SW 6th Ave.
*SORORITY ROW AREA*
Beautiful stone cottage. 3BR/1BA,
hardwood floors. Must see. $1300/mo.
** 5 BLOCKS TO UF **
Beautiful 2Br/1 BA w/hardwood floors &
fireplace. $1200/mo. Call 375-8256.
1BR/1BA 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
LUXURY CONDOS! GOLF COMM
in Jonesville area 2/2.5 w/garage,
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/mo. W/D, DW, c-
AC, Pets ok. Close to UF & on bus routes 12
& 35. Dan 352-359-3980. 3-28-5-2
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
2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
1921 NW 2nd Ave.
Recently renovated no pets
$2000. 335-4790 or 514-1913 3-29-5-2
starting Aug. Middle age couple & 2 dogs.
Nice 3BR or more, 2000 sq ft. or larger.
Prefer close to UF & 1-story. 850-485-8989.
HISTORIC HOUSES DOWNTOWN.
Studio, 2BR, 1BR $375-750. Wood firs.
vaulted ceilings. Native landscape. Quaint
settings. Must see at::
1 Rm in 4Br/4Ba Countryside
Apt. Close to UF on bus rte. W/D, utils, cable
w/HBO, and DSL incl. $400/mo. No deposit.
F only. NS. ,954-328-2021. 4-6-10-2
HOUSES 1.5 mi to UF forAug. 1st.
630 NW 35th St. 3/2 fam. rm $1200, 611 NW
34th Terr. 3/2 fam rm. $1200, 642 NW 35th
St. 3/2 $1100, 816 NW 37th Dr 3/2 fam& gar.
$1300. Please drive by then call 331-0095.
Avail May 1st. 1BR/1BA in triplex in quiet
neighborhood. $600/mo. 1st, last, & sec. Call
MONDAY, MARCH 27, 20060 ALLIGATOR, 11
2BR/1.5 BA TOWNHOUSE.
New carpet & appliances. DW 1/2 mile to
campus, on bus route. 318-0964 3-31-5-2
3BR/2BA 1,800 sq. ft. on 1 acre, fenced in
NW close in $1325. 1BR/1BA private patio.
Small pets ok. In NW near Wards. $390
Andree Realty 284-7569 4-7-10-2
One BR apt. for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small but has
it all. All util. pd. $360/MO, unfurnished. Call
Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373 Stop by
1215 NE 20thAve. 4-7-10-2
Countryside apartment. Rent 2BR/2BA in a
4BR/4BA 1 room furnished, 1 room unfur-
nished for summer A-C; all utilities included.
Cable, ethernet, W/D, near pool. Info 305-
979-7862 OR 786-412-9337 4-14-15-2
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.
Summer sublease for female. Pvt bath, furn.
Campus Club $375/mo Ethernet, full ameni-
ties. Sand volleyball, pool, gym. Call Lauren
1BR/BA avail, in 4BR apt. Campus Club.
Individual lease, Furnished, priv/BA, $400-
includes EVERYTHING. Avail. starting May.
Contact Alicia 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
8 1 Subleases
Fall Sprihg Sublease
2BR/1.5BA townhome on SW 13th
Close to UF, on bus route 13,
$699/MO utilities .
Call Emma (904) 887-6118 3-31-15-3
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, 3-31-10-3
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, $4501mo. Great amenities. Call
Alex 786-897-6965. 4-3-10-3
* 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/1 BA 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-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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The Estates. 1BR/1BA in 2/2. Pool view.
Pets welcome. All util. incl. Cable + efhernet.
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
1 BR/1BA Frederick 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 firstname.lastname@example.org-
1BR/BA in 2BR/2.5 BA NEW townhouse.
W/D, internet included. $600/mo + utilities.
3 blocks to campus. Avail. May-Aug. email
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
Bedroom w/ private bathroom
May thru August $400/month
Everything is included
GREAT DEAL 954-610-4120. David
summer Suulease VVIIIUdUI nHall. GiIs ublg.
Behind sorority row! Furnished, deluxe single
suite w/refrigerator, microwave, 2 Ig closets
& pvt bath. All utils incl. $625/mo. Avail 5/8/06
Contact Lauren for details! 407-616-9070
Sunday Apartments. 1BR in 2BR/2BA apt.
$270 + util. Close to downtown. Walk to UF
1BR/1BA in 4/4 apartment
Gainesville Place, poolside, fumiture/
utilities included. May-August $400/MO
Call 954-224-8140 or email:
1BR for female in 4BR/2BA @University
Commons. May thru August $295/MO +utils.
Short bus ride to UF. Pool, gym, wireless in-
ternet. Call Polly 919-824-0201 3-31-7-3
Sublease at Windsor Terrace. 1BR/1BA
$405/MO Very clean, great patio. Available
immediately. Lease ends July. Call Ashley
SUBLEASE! May-Aug. 1/1 in a 4/4 for $450!
Everything included! Call Lisa 850-803-0790
Summer sublease 05/14 08/05. $600/mo.
1BR/1BA fully furnished. Regency Oaks. Util,
hi speed, dig cable incl. Call Stephanie 804-
Windsor Hall spacious dorm-style for 2. May-
July $800/mo all util. included. Ethernet, se-
curity, pool. 2 Blocks from campus. Call Alex
Walk to campus. Sublease for summer
Windsor Hall furn., pvt bath, kitchenette 1 or
2 students. M/F. We pay $625/mo will sub for
$425/mo. Call 239-571-5789. 4-13-15-3
Only $440/mo. Everything is included
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Huge bathroom&
closet. Available May 1st-July 31st. Fully
Furnished Apt. email Ikfdance@ufl.edu. 3-
Countryside @ University Condo 2 bedroom
avail, in 4BR/4BA for $425/ea. Cable, water,
elec. incl. except phone. Call Irvin (904)610-
0967 or email email@example.com. 3-
J 0l Roommates
WALK/BIKE to UF! 1BR/BA avail. May-Aug.
in 2BR/BA apt fully furn. all utils + internet.
W/D, DW incl. $450 OBO. 352-262-6824,
University Commons Very close to campus.
Gym, pool, spa, utils, dig. cable, hi spd. in-
temet. All included $365/OBO. Avail. May to
Aug. 386-334-3400. 3-30-5-3
Female Sublet 1BR/1 BA in 3/3 apt. in Oxford
Manor. W/D, gym, & pool. April-August or
summer lease. $350 +1/3 util. firstname.lastname@example.org
or 919-357-3070. 3-30-5-3
2BR/2.5BA (each room for sep. lease) town-
house @ Parkside 2 across from Sorority
Row. Avail May- Aug. W/D, Cable, Internt,
pets allowed. Price negotiable. Call Claire
Summer Sublet May- August $325/MO
Roomate needed for Master bedroom in fully
furnished 2BR/2BA apt. Near campus, pool &
gym. Pets are welcome. Call 786-543-9418
OR email@example.com 4-7-10-3
Summer Deal @ Lexington Crossing Two
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA Summer A or Summer
C. Furnished, all util incl. WID, bus 9 & 34,
$450/MO each. OBO Call 305-773-3761 OR
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA Treehouse Village
condo. W/D, DW, ceiling fans, pets welcome.
On bus route. $310/MO +$200 deposit.
Available March 11th thru Aug. Call 352-682-
Summer sublease May FREE 2BR in fur-
nished 4BR/2BA University Commons $395/
covers all per room. Girls only. Call 772-215-
SUMMER SUBLEASE SPYGLASS APTS.
One bedroom with own bathroom available
as of May 6 until July 31. Rent $352/mo, plus
4-4- GRU and Cox. Fully furnished, gets lots of
sunlight, pet friendly, 20 bus route, email
Paula at: firstname.lastname@example.org 3-31-5-3
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA available May 6-
August 6 in Lexington $325/mo OBO?
Includes everything. Best deal! Call Taylor
Sublease apartment April-July.
Female roommate wanted.
Walk to campus $300/MO +1/2 util.
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
Female roommate wanted 2BR/2.5BA $465
+1/2 util./mo Cable/phone/HS int., AC, alarm,
DW, W/D, parking, pool, gym, bus stop, near
campus. Non-smoking 407-782-2105 4-
Female roommate wanted
in 3/3 in rockwood Villas. $500/MO Available
now! Call Jen 954-295-9211 4-26-48-4
**ROOMMATES NEEDED ASAP**
To share w/grad student. 3BR/2BA new
townhome. Bus to UF, pool, gym, volleyball,
tennis courts, gated $350/mo + util. Call
727-729-1561 or firstname.lastname@example.org
**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.
1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA The Polos.
$270/MO +1/3 utilities. Call Terry @ 352-262-
7778. Available March 25th 3-31-12-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED-. Fully
furn. new home. Close to UF, bus stops
nearby, huge pool & backyard. Wireless in-
ternet, HBO cable, sec. aim, util. 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)
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!
Avail now. $500/mo Call Danielle @ 305-
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
Arlington Square Apartments downtown right
next to the Hippodrome. Need a roommate
ASAP. 1BR/1BA $375 negotiable. Chris 904-
Summer lease. 2 rooms in 4BR/4BA condo.
W/D, pool, full kitchen, bus lines. Avail May
1-July 31. $325. John 786-436-1657
1 Rm in 4 BR/4 BA Countryside
Apt. Close to UF on bus rt. W/D, utils., cable
w/HBO, and DSL incl. $400/mo. No deposit.
F only NS. Call 954-328-2021. 4-6-10-4
Two females looking for tidy female.
Casablanca West. Two miles from UF. Close
to bus stop $500/mo includes utilities, No
smoking or pets. 352-846-8168 or 561-329-
Roommate needed to share 2BR/2BA
Vintage View condo w/grad student. Quiet
and clean community. $495/mo includes all
utils., wireless internet & cable Call Matt
Need roommate to share 2BR/1BA condo
with yard & deck in nice residential area with
male grad student $400/MO- all util. incl.-
cable/int Ineal67@yahoo.com 309-868-2234
Two roommates needed! 4BR/2BA house
w/fun & clean UF students. Furnished house
(.8 miles from campus.) $375/MO & 1/4
utilities. To contact please call 941-650-7164
Room for rent, W/D, phone, satellite TV, big
yard. Safe neighborhood $300/mo CAfl Mike
Avail immediately! M/F needed for spacious
BR in 3BR/2BA house located seconds to
Butler Plaza. #12 bus rte. Pet friendly. Giant,
fenced-in pvt backyard. $300/mo + 1/3 utils.
No sec dep! Meghan 352-871-6922. 4-
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12, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2006
9 1 Real Estate
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2f81 Iv mssg 4-26-72-5
NEW PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND
EXISTING CONDOS NEAR UF
AT AFFORDABLE PRICES Visit
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Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
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52 units available. Starting in mid-200's.
Call Eric Wild 870-9453
Great homes close to UF
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2 4BR/4BA's FOR SALE BY OWNER.
Countryside and University Terrace.
Near pool. Great location. On bus line.
2 miles from campus 407-620-1555
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
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
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different complexes to choose from. Call
Kenny Gibbs with Campus Realty at 352-
Many homes and condominiums near UF
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 off 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
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min to UF. Priced @ $182,000. Count On
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INCREDIBLE LOCATION! Summit House
Condos, newly renovated 1 and 2 BR units
starting at $99,900 (as-is 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-
MII Real Estate
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-
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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
5506 SW 17th Ct.
4/2, FL Rm w/Wet Bar
New Septic System $259,900 -
386-462-5653 or 386-462-5400 4-21-20-5
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-
a l Furnishings
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
OO** Shop On-linee***
Mattress Sets $169
5pc. Bedroom Sets $495
And Much More! Delivered to your door!
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Or call (352) 376-1600 4-26-72-6
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 4-26-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 BRAND 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
Nightstands, 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 0 Used 0 Buy Sell 4-26-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-26-63-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from 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 or284-1537. 3-28-15-6
lll For Sale
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 $6000/080.
Pool Table w/Ping Pong Top.
Regulation size, good condition. $600 OBO.
Call 813-205-6926. 3-28-5-10
FOR A HEALTHY BACK
Multi-positional INVERSION TABLE by
Stamina. $150/OBO Call 352-332-8748
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All wood. Good condition. Mattress is not
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-Virus, spyware, hardware
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-Home/ dorm 352-219-2980 4-26-68-7
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
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"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
Pioneer 12" Subwoofers
1000 watts. Mounted in dark grey boxes.
Mint cond. $175 Call 376-3970 Cash only.
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1040, 813-361-9040 3-28-10-11
REDUCED MUST SELL
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Factory Warranty, Low mileage, $1000 in
upgrades, $8400/OBO 352-328-9762 3-
'05 SUZUKI GSXR 600
2900 miles. Never laid down. Black & white.
Good condition. $7400 OBO. Call 305-333-
0958. 4-4-10- 11
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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.
i l 1
S Help Wanted
*Room and Board Included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male'and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 5-July22 Please contact
Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext 251 or
352-669-9443 ext 251. 4-26-72-14
Earn between $12-$20/hr! 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
Hear iseim som wrnant tW e
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
COUNSELORS Camp Wekiza, Wekiza
Springs State Park, Apopka, FL Residential
Environmental Summer Camp. Orientation
6/6-9. Boys' damp 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
m i Help Wanted
Customer Service Sales Stock. Apply in
Person 7100 W. University Ave. or 5010 NW
34th St 44-20-14
$ 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 318-1247Apply 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 of Alachua 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
Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
Experienced SHIFT RUNNERS needed.
Apply after 5pm at 3458 W University Ave.
MARIO & LUIGI'S PIZZA
GREAT PAY 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 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Now hiring cooks, bussers, hosts.
Apply in person:On the Bo0rder
3100 SW Archer Rd.
$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
HELP WANTED- Valid driver's license re-
quired. Local moving and storage company.
Apply at 505 NW 53rd Ave. Gainesville 374-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Housekeeping, light office work, personal as-
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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 email@example.com 3-27-5-14
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.
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Cashiers, photographers & Easter bunnies to
work photo promotion at the Oaks Mall. Call
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
athletics, swimming, A&C, drama, plates,
archery, gymnastics, scrapbooking, 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
NEW RESTAURANT CONCEPT
Now hiring ALL POSITIONS *
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Apply 201 SE 2nd Ave. Ste 101
BROKE FROM SPRING BREAK?
Get an on-campus job w/Mobile Campus!
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reaching goals and making money for it
email us: Susie@mobilecampus.com 3-
LANDSCAPERS NEEDED FT/PT
VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE A MUST *
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your location. Call now 352-380-7085.
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DELIVERY DRIVERS & EXPERIENCED
PIZZA MAKERS. Must be. available to work
late nights & weekends. Apply in person @ 5
STAR PIZZA, 2300 NW 39th Ave. 3-28-5-14
Get Paid & Have Fun 0 Flexible Hrs &
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Transportation Required Resume To
Nanny wanted for 1.5 year old boy. Mon
-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm. FT/PT. Experience
preferred. Non-smoking. Email resume and
references to firstname.lastname@example.org. 4-4-
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 GreatAttitudes 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!
LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
is looking for WAITSTAFF w/ exp.
DISHWASHER also. Apply in person be-
tween 1 & 4 PM. 7038 NW 10th Place- be-
hind Red Lobster. 3-28-5-14
Assistant Manager & Sales Associate
PT & FT Avail./ Full Benefits
CATO/ Butler Plaza
3242 SW 35 Blvd. 3-28-5-14
HORSE FARM- ALACHUA 8AM to noon. 5
mornings incl. Sat & Sun. Clean paddocks &
stalls. Handle horses, use chainsaw & trac-
tor. $6.75 start. 352-871-2523 or 386-462-
9943 leave a clear message 3-31-7-14
Responsible student needed for babysitting
in my home. Tuesday & Wednesday nights.
Must have: reliable transportation, refer-
ences & background check. Call 514-3651
NOW HIRING. ALL POSITIONS.
ZAXBY'S ON 43RD STREET.
Contact Boris or Emil Phone 376-8700
Now hiring smiling waitstaff and happy
kitchen workers. Must be reliable and drug
free. Apply in person only. CAFE GARDENS
1643 NW 1 Ave. 3-29-5-14
University Athletic Association- Accounting
We are currently seeking an individual to fill
the position of part time (OPS) filing clerk.
The duties include but are not limited to data
entry and filing. Experienced in Microsoft
Excel and good organizational skills are
required. This is a minimum wage position
averaging 20 hours per week. If interested
please fax resume to (352) 375-5182
1/2 hr. from Gainesville, HH mgmt, light cook-
ing, shop, errands, light dog care. $10/hr.
Fax or email resume/refs to 352-475-5019 or
Attention All Majors: Summer Internship
still avail. Bus & Mgmt training. Aug profit
- $8484, 3hrs credit. Call for info session,
Dahnell Clervil 352-258-5807 South
Earn $1000 CASH!!
Local Software Company needs your cre-
ativity to come up with a new software name.
Cash prizes will be awarded, including $1000
for name chosen to be used. March 31st
deadline. Go to elitesoftware.com/alligator
FREE RENT Female student w/disability
needs live-in female to help w/everyday liv-
ing tasks. 5 nights a week. Plus salary. Fall
term or ASAP!. Call Alex @ 904-814-6790.
Need bright, energetic person to handle tasks
in psychologist's office relating to scheduling;
working coordination, book publication and
sales, and correspondence. Computer skills
required. Job location is in Alachua. 28 hrs/
wk. Salary contingent on skills. Email resume
to email@example.com. 3-30-5-14 -
FRONT OFFICE WORKER- FT
Medical office. Fax resume & hand written
coverletter to Pam Hall, RN 352-331-0413
Pharmacy courier/cashier PT for large med.
practice. No driving req. but must be able to
work Wed. and Fri. Flexible hrs. Pharmacy
student or exp. preferred. Email resumes
to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 224-2216
FT and PT. Flexible hours, will work around
schedule. Must be customer oriented and
dependable. Call or leave message for
Andy 1-888-463-1954 ext. 205- Good pay!
Gainesville Cuntry Club seeking Lifeguards
& Swim Instructors May- Sept. Apply in
person at 7300 SW 35th Way. Experience
Oak Hall School is seeking energetic, cre-
ative, and enthusiastic individuals with a love
for children to staff its summer day camp
program. Positions in the camp are available
in our Preschool day camp, our Kindergarten
day camp, and our elementary school age
day camp.- Individuals for the day camp
should be available to work daily from June
5-July 28. Interested applicants should sub-
mit a resume.to Jeff Malloy, Oak Hall School-
8009 SW 14th Avenue Gainesville, FL
32607 or via e-mail at email@example.com
by April 13, 2006. Interview information re-
garding group interview on April 15 will be
sent out upon receipt. 4-12-13-14
Close To UF, Convenient
533 SW2nd Ave. 377-1771
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079.4-26-72-15
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump.pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, .19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 4-26-72-15
Individuals or small groups.
375-6641 Harold Nobles
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 3/20/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
HIP MOVES STUDIO
Personal Training $35 per hr
Belly Dance & Yoga Classes
Your first class FREE
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 4-26-62-15
7 years of experience. BS in Engineering,
UF. English/Spanish. Call Francisco @ 352-
494-8582 Sliding Scale Rates. 3-27-35-15
MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
Lots of experience. PhD in Mathematical
Physics. $15/hr. email Andrew:
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1/2 head $65. Full head $85
Hair extensions, shampoo, cut, style $25
HAIR BY GLENDA (352) 258-8431
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Must register by March 31st!!! Contact us at: paid if needed. Choose life! www.america Alachua County Health Dept. Call
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(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866)'303-1573
EW CLEANING SERVICE 4-26-72-16
Affordable cleaning with a woman's touch
Maid service. Residential & Commercial.
Same Day Cleaning Service Available
352-494-6458 ask for Earnestine
el Health Services
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat.
Groups forming now. 339-2199
GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
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r i1 Ci ro ct. NOLS/WMI Learn to handle medical emer-
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. agencies 5/7-16 10 days 80hrs. Gold Head
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Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the PAGEANT. May 7th in Gainesville For more
Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great info and an entry form call 372-6133. 3-
way to meet cool people and it works. Chat 30-5-20
live with others. 4-26-72-19
ATTENTION STUDENTS AFFORDABLE
HEALTH & DENTAL PLANS. FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES. Event Notices
from A+ Company. Apply Online We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE Ca
www.ezhealthinurance.com 3 ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ
Plans are portable & renewable. 3-31-18-16 ,, -- 79, 7 A O 1 7
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WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
-PANCAKE BREAKFAST! Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
April 1,2006 8-10am 15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
Typing Services VEGETARIAN? FUNDRAISER FOR 4-26-72-21
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Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St. APPLEBEE'S
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16, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 27,2006
Students reach for beer, cell phones in celebration
* TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE
AT 5:30 P.M. TODAY.
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
A horde of students huddled
around a big-screen TV outside of
The SwVamp Restaurant on Sunday,
counting down the final seconds
of UF's Elite Eight win against
Then, as the dock hit zero, and
the Gators' third trip to the Final
Four in school history became a real-
ity, they cheered, they toasted, and
they cheered some more. Then they
reached for their cell phones.
Though student tickets don't go
on sale until 5:30 p.m. today, many
excited students scrambled to secure
travel arrangements and admission
for Saturday's national semifinal
game against George Mason.
"I don't care if I have to take
out two credit cards," said Jason
Atherton, a 23-year-old business
major holding a Miller Lite in one
hand and a cell phone in the other.
"I'm going. It's freaking great. I
stayed in town for moments like
John Fitzpatrick reacted to his
team's win with equal enthusiasm
but more pragmatism.
He plans on using some con-
nections to get to Indianapolis. For
the past four years, he has worked
on President Bemie Machen's wait
"I'm going to be in his office to-
morrow morning to see if he can get
me tickets," he said with a chuckle.
Fitzpatrick said he had attended
every game at the O'Connell Center
during his four years at UF, courtesy
of his girlfriend, Kristina Kra,.who is
a member of The Dazzlers.
And after being pleasantly sur-
prised by this year's young team,
he's not about to miss the Gators'
most important road trip of his col-
"I have not seen them play
this well during my four years,"
said Fitzpatrick, wearing a
2006 Southeastern Conference
Tournament Champions T-shirt that
he claims he hasn't washed since the
Gators took the league crown on
"Finally, Gator basketball has
Former Georgetown coach Thompson II praises Noah
UF credits win
HOOPS, from page 20
Added Donovan, "When you are break-.
ing down a team, and you have one day to
prepare, you can't overwhelm your guys
with so much stuff that they are out there
thinking. You have to get it where they re-
ally understand this is what we've got to do,
and it's simple to them. I think Anthony did
a great job today breaking it down that way
for those kids."
And with Noah and Al Horford, who
had 12 points and 15 rebounds, patrolling
the middle, the Gators forced Villanova to
beat them from the
Elite Eight perimeter. -
UF 75 Randy Foye scored
Villanova 62 25 points, a majority
of which came either
from the free throw
line or on mid-range jump shots, and Allan
Ray finished 5 of 19 from the floor.
"Their defense also did a great job, I can't
take anything away from them," Ray said.
"Every shot was contested; there were very
few real open looks. They did a great job
contesting our shots and making sure we
took tough shots."
Noah hit 13 of his 15 foul shots, while
12 of Taurean Green's 19 points came from
the charity stripe. Noah was named the
Minneapolis Regional Most Outstanding
Player, and Horford and Green joined him
on the All-Regional Team.
"You know, all year we've been talk-
ing about staying focused because that's
what's going to get us to the Final Four,"
Corey Brewer said. "We were just telling
each other we have to stay focused for two
more minutes, we are going to Indianapolis.
That's what we did. We are on the way to
the Final Four."
ANDREW, from page 20
kids to step back and let the big boys make
it to the Final Four. Sophomores watch the
Final Four from the dorm rooms.
Not this year.
"I thought they'd lose to Villanova, I re-
ally did," said legendary college basketball
coach John Thompson II, who watched the
Gators defeat his son's Georgetown team
on Friday for an opportunity to face the
Wildcats in the Elite Eight. "I'll tell you what
though, they better not take George Mason
NOAH, from page 20
2005 NCAA Tournament where it was
Villanova and not the Gators who ad-
In that 76-65 defeat, Noah played
just 2 minutes, grabbed one rebound
and didn't score. His renaissance has
become the running storyline of the en-
tire season, but Sunday was another ex-
ample of how versatile he has become.
Of those 21 points, 13 came from the
free-throw line, the other 8 from thun-
derous dunks or spinning layups.
As much as he impacted the game on
the offensive end, he may have changed
the game more on the other side.
"I respected how he played, be-
cause I think he plays so hard.
All that other bullshit that he
does would mean nothing to me
if he didn't play as hard as he
plays, because that boy plays
John Thompson II
Former Georgetown coach
With Villanova playing a smaller
lineup, Noah blocked five shots and
almost single-handedly negated any
opportunities the Wildcats may have
had on the interior.
"Joakim was long enough that he
could change the shot without fouling,"
Villanova coach Jay Wright said. "You
can tell when guys miss shots above
the block when the ball hits above the
block, that means they are trying to get
And when it was over, before the
family hugs and the cutting of the
nets, Noah made.his way over to press
row to talk to a familiar face: former
Georgetown coach John Thompson II,
Joakim Noah treated the Wildcats like his
grandfather, Zacharie, treats poultry. In case
you missed that one, Noah said his grandfa-
ther has been sacrificing chickens this post-
season to give the Gators an added boost.
The Noahs and the Gods are obviously
doing something right because the 6-foot-11
UF center continues to play like a legitimate
top pick in the NBA Draft, while Zacharie's
voodoo spells have given a team accus-
tomed to terrible luck in the tournament
some much needed karma.
Who could have imagined that voodoo
and even a little Satanic power could have
propelled the Gators to the Final Four?
That's right, Satanic power. This marks
Kristin Nichols/ Alligator Staff
UF forward Joakim Noah drives for a layup between Villanova guards Kyle Lowry
(1) and Randy Foye (2) during the Gators' 75-62 win against the Wildcats in Min-
neapolis on Sunday.
who was calling the game on the radio.
"I'm very proud of him," Thompson
said. "Anytime you've known some-
body since they were a little boy, and
that's what I told him, that I'm extreme-
ly proud of him. And even more so, I re-
spect how he plays the game. He plays it
hard, and he plays it honestly.
"I respected how he played because
I think he plays so hard. All that other
bullshit that he does would mean noth-
ing to me if he didn't play as hard as
he plays, because that boy plays the
But for Noah, the media crush hasn't
meant much, according to Rodhe and
the third time the Gators have reached col-
lege basketball's promised land, and each
trip has come in six-year increments 666.
It's a cursed number by most standards but
a welcomed figure in the UF locker room.
But for all the talk about upsets and
curses that has plagued the Gators in recent
years, UF is winning by simply having one
of the most talented and cohesive lineups in
The Gators frontline of Noah, Al Horford
and Corey Brewer is legitimately the best in
the nation. The backcourt of Taurean Green
and Lee Humphrey continues to defend and
make smart decisions.
And it's all come together in time for the
Despite the fact that he easily had the
largest group at his locker all weekend,
he insists that it isn't all about him.
"If we worried about all the things
that you guys worried about, our heads
would really explode," Noah said. "I
think we realize that we can't worry
about what people are saying. We've
just got to stick together and play bas-
ketball the way we know how we are
capable of playing.
"It's great when you have a lot of
praise, but at the same time, you have to
stay level-headed, stay humble and be
hungry, be tough, be driven." '
greatest weekend in sports.
It doesn't sound glamorous, and the man
who predicted this in his bracket needs to
lay off the booze, but it's the reality UF is
playing for George Mason with a trip to the
championship game on the line.
March Madness truly lived up to its name
this year for four teams that had few, if any
title aspirations in November.
UF's story is one of the most amazing
in recent Final Four history the team that
loses its top three players to the pros and
enters the season with minimal expectations
makes it to the season's final weekend.
Thanks, George Mason, for topping that
MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 17
Gators take 3rd; coach earns top honor at SECs
By CHRIS WHITE
The Gators fell behind the only two
teams they couldn't defeat this season on
Saturday at the Southeastern Conference
Gymnastics Championships, but all wasn't
lost in the team's third-place finish.
UF coach Rhonda Faehn was honored
as the SEC Coach of the Year, her first SEC
honor, becoming the fifth Gators coach to
earn the award.
"We are all so excited about it, and we
are really proud of her," freshman Corey
Hartung said. "She really is the best coach
and definitely deserves it for the work she
does with us."
But despite top-10 all-around 'perfor-
mances from Hartung and sophomore
Ashley Reed, the No. 3 Gators could not
outscore defending national champion No.
1 Georgia and No. 5 Alabama.
Hartung, who entered the meet as the
No. 14 all-around scorer in the SEC, fin-
ished tied with Georgia's Tiffany Tolnay for
SEC Championships Results
1. Georgia 197.275
2. Alabama 196.975
3. UF 196.275
4. LSU 195.900
5. Auburn 194.975
6. Arkansas 194.650
7. Kentucky 191.150
UF sophomore Nicola Willis performs her floor exercise routine during the Southeastern Conference Gymnastics Championships
in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday.
fifth place. Both gymnasts earned a 39.4.
"It's a great feeling," Hartung said.
"This was a great experience and a huge
meet for all of us, so I'm really proud."
While the Gators' 196.275 was better
than the team's score at last year's SEC
meet and earned a pass to the NCAA
Regional Championships, it wasn't enough
to defeat Georgia and Alabama, which
scored 197.275 and 196.975, respectively.
"[Georgia] was strong," Faehn
said. "They had no mistakes, didn't
have to count a fall and their mo-
mentum just built up their scores."
Faehn said the Gators didn't have a
problem building momentum either, but
that they struggled to stay focused in
"I told them all before the meet that they
need to treat it as a regular competition,"
she said. "Don't get caught up in the fans,
and don't let outside factors change the
momentum. Just stay focused and stay ag-
Hartung said she didn't have a problem
staying focused in front of 7,607 fans or on
the apparatuses away from the rest of the
team. She said she competed in similar
environments in club gymnastics compe-
titions and that the real competition was
against the clock, from the extended warm-
ups to the final round of competition.
"We had to be ready from 3 p.m. to 10
p.m., so it's a long day," she said. "We had
to constantly stay pumped up and ready to
go the whole time."
UF Me n d 'S NAA's bes
Lochte named NCAA's best
By RACHEL ROBINS
Three individual NCAA
Championships and one NCAA
Swimmer of the Year award can take
four years to earn. UF senior Ryan
Lochte did it in three days.
Lochte ended his career on Saturday
at the 2006 NCAA Championships at the
Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta.
He officially cemented his status as the
most successful individual swimmer
in UF history, winning seven NCAA
Championships, including one relay.
But his performances could not carry
the Gators to an NCAA Championship,
as the team finished in fifth place with
242.5 points, 204 behind six-time cham-
pion Auburn. However, the story of the
meet was Lochte.
"The most amazing [thing] is that he
is the same beach boy as he was when
he first came in," UF coach Gregg Troy
said. "Success has not gone to his head
"Breaking records never
gets old. I'm just glad I'm the
one doing it."
UF senior swimmer
On Saturday he won the 200-yard
backstroke with a time of 1:37.68, new
NCAA and American records.
With his title in the 200 backstroke,
Lochte surpassed Anthony Nesty, cur-
rent UF assistant coach, for the most
individual titles won by a UF swimmer.
On Friday, he won the 400 IM with a
time of 3:38.15, a new NCAA record.
The day before, Lochte won the 200
individual medley and with it came new
NCAA and American records. Later, in
the 400 medley relay, Lochte led off the
team event with NCAA and American
records in the 100 backstroke.
"It feels great," Lochte said. "I had
my family, my team, everyone support-
For all of his accomplishments in the
2006 NCAA Championships, Lochte was
named NCAA Swimmer of the Year for
the second straight year.
He leaves UF with seven school in-
dividual records, 11 overall including
relays, and remains undefeated in dual-
meet races since his sophomore year.
"It's sad that it was my last individual
race," Lochte said, "but to have my team
and family behind me was the greatest
thing. Breaking records never gets old.
I'm just glad I'm the one doing it."
Next up for the two-time Olympic
medalist will be a trip to China as part
of the United States team in the World
Short Course Swimming Championships
The meet was also the last competi-
tion for UF senior Brian Hartley. During
his collegiate career, he won 10 All-
American honors and was a consistent
leader for UF.
The Gators may not have to worry
about life without Lochte and Hartley, as
two freshmen swimmers competed well
in the Championships for the Gators.
Lucas Saletta, who joined the team at
the beginning of this year, won five All-
Americans. Bradley Ally also did well in
his first NCAA Championships. He won
seven All-American titles.
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By BRIAN STEELE
othe UF softball team was look-
ing for momentum before the heart
of Southeastern Conference play,
the Gators may have found it just
On Sunday, UF (26-11, 5-4 SEC)
reinforced the belief that they are ca-
pable of coming back and winning
dose games in the SEC.
It may have taken three extra
innings, but the host Gators finally
took their weekend series from
Arkansas, defeating the Razorbacks
3-2. On Saturday, UF split a double-
header, winning 9-8 and losing 5-1.
With all the dose games the
Gators have played, shortstop
Lauren Roussell, who had the win-
ning sacrifice fly on Sunday, knows
her team is ready for any situation.
"[The close wins] say we're
not going down without a fight,"
Roussell said. "We're going to
come back. If you think you have
us down, you got us wrong. You
may get up on us, but we're going to
come back in the end and bite you.
We don't give up at all; we fight."
It wasn't just Roussell's sacrifice
fly. Whereas the once power-hungry
Gators relied on the home-run ball,
they have now turned their focus to
their speedy baserunners.
On Sunday, senior Stacie
Pestrak stole third and scored off
an ecror. Pestrak and freshman Kim
Waleszonia accounted for five of
UF's nine hits on bunt singles.
"It's awesome, and we really
have three, but you don't know it
yet," said UF coach Tim Walton of
Pestrak and Waleszonia's speed.
"When Brooke Johnson gets on base,
she's fast. ... When you have speed,
you make the defense do things they
don't want to do."
Even with the emphasis on
speed, the Gators still had a rough
time scoring runs.
"We were struggling," Walton
said. "It was easy to see that their
pitcher was doing a great job. It
looked like we -were guessing a
little bit. She was throwing strikes,
and we're looking for balls. She's
throwing balls, and we're looking
While the hitters floundered at
times, however, freshmen pitch-
ers Lindsay Littlejohn and Stacey
Nelson combined for a solid effort
Sunday. They allowed eight hits and
two runs while striking out six.
Now with a series win against a
quality SEC opponent, the pitching
staff's confidence is growing.
"I think that once. you have a
good outing and you come out
strong, your confidence is going
to be better," Littlejohn said. "Of
course, my confidence was getting
stronger as the game was going on,
as I was getting used to the batters
and used to what I should throw
"All the pitchers on this team, we
just need to keep doing what we can
when we get out there, and that'll
boost our confidence up."
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Gators treat parents, fans to
monumental Elite Eight win
FINAL FOUR, from page 1
now. The Gators (31-6) will chuckle
all the way to Indianapolis where they
will play George Mason Saturday in
UF's first Final Four appearance since
"It's a great feeling when you have
a lot of doubters and you prove them
wrong," UF center Joakim Noah said.
"I think it made us a tighter unit at the
end of the day."
While UF was winning on the
court, it was losing the showdown in
Villanova is a Philadelphia school
packed with fans that would have rid-
den to Minnesota on unicycles to make
it to this game. They outnumbered the
Gator Nation here roughly 3 to 1.
But while the Wildcats had num-
bers, UF had spunk.
There was Tito Horford, the 40
year-old father of UF forward Al
Horford, bellowing instructions with
the aid of high-decibel windpipes.
"Defense," he cheered with less
than 2 minutes remaining, and the
Gators leading by double digits.
"Ugh," he groaned after Corey
Brewer fouled out with the game well
There was Sidney Green, 45, cap-
ping and doing the Gator chomp.
"This is awesome; I'm so proud
of Taurean," Green said of his son.
"This is something we dreamed about
The nude trio might have outdone
them all. There were three brothers,
flaunting bare chests, chugging the
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"Before the season, I would have
been happy making the NCAA
Tournament," said Simeon Register,
a 19-year old freshman with "UF"
painted on his face.
His older brother Kyle, 25, gradu-
ated from UF in 2004. His younger
brother Lincoln, 16, plans on attending
"It's a great feeling when you
have a lot of doubters and
you prove them wrong."
"What were we ranked before the
season 80-something?" Lincoln
asked rhetorically, already dreaming
of his next road trip.
Of course, you must not forget
about the players. On the court, the
Gators are a team, but after an Elite
Eight upset, they let Noah do the
Sunday, he danced, he signed
autographs and he called his father
(Yannick was stuck in France) while
he was cutting down the nets. Later,
outside the locker room, he tested the
sturdiness of nearby mirrors as he
began singing "2 Become 1" courtesy
of the Spice Girls. In a way he was
right. Except it was "5 Become 1."
And, at this point, it would be silly to
call four of them sophomores.
CEditor's Note: Beginning with the start of the SEC "
season, the alligatorSports staff will vote on the top
three UF basketball performances of the week each
Monday. The No. 1 player will receive 5 points, No. 2
player 3 points and No. 3 player 1 point. At the end
of the season, the player with the most combined
points will earn the title of alligatorSports Player of
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1. JoaKim Noan 39 pts
2. Corey Brewer 20 pts
3. Al Horford 18 pLs
4. Taurean Green 13 ptr
S Noah should be a household name by now,.but CBSannouncers Jim Nantzh
iand Billy Packer still haven't gotten the message. While the commentators
Sm. .mispronounced his first name, the sophomore put together his best game
S .. of the NCAA Tournament against Villanova on Sunday..Noah scored a team-
.Ht !'! high 21 points and added a career-high 15 rebounds.
Joam Noah. F, so. Week 11 Stats: 18 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 5 bpg
His stats may.sugest differently, but Brewer was UF's most valuable player
Sfduringthe Gators'weekend run tothe Final Four. With 27.5 seconds left against
GeorgetoWn on Frlday, the sophomore saved UF's season, hitting shot as he
was fouled fallingto'thefloor. Forfthegame, Brewer scored just 9 points, but his
game-winnilngsitl wasthe ddfferenpe against eeorgetown, sendingthe Gatos to"
.j e the lite Elht
Cor Brewer. SF So. Week 11 Stats: 10 ppg, 3 apg
Standing in te..shaiado of-7fooUt-2 eorgetown center Roy Hibbert and 6-,
0ot;-i teammate JloakimNoah, Horford. who stands 6-foot-8, was largely
Szesponsiblq for the Gators' Sweet 18 win against the Hoyas. Horford scored 12
points. grabbed-six reboi uds, and, mole Importantly, held Hibbertto 1 points in
28 minutes.:Hq joined Noah for a rebounding fest against Villanova, pulling down
a/ 15 boardsinctuiding gh ton the offerisve end.
Al HororfoFo. Week 11 Stats: 12 ppg, 10.5 rpg
So much for ViHanova' advantage over tFs guard play. The Wildcats sported a-
four-guard starting lineup while UF countered with Green. The sophomore played
as many minutes as any of Villanova's guards and scored more points (19) than
SAllan Ray and Mike Nardi combined. Most of Green's points came from the
free throw lne, where he went 12 for 13:Villanova's guards did not fare as well
S shooting the ball, gong 26.3 percent from the field.
Taurean Green. PG. So.j Week 11 Stats: 16 ppg, 3 apg
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UF defeats 'Nova, Final Four awaits
N THE GATORS WILL FACE
GEORGE MASON ON SUNDAY IN
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By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS You could call it the
Rule of Six.
1994: UF defeats Boston College; the
Gators advance to the Final Four.
2000: UF defeats Oklahoma State; the
Gators go to the Final Four.
And again, in 2006, history repeated
itself. UF took a 12-point first-half lead and
never allowed Villanova to creep closer
than 3 during.the second half before pull-
ing away for a 75-62 win. With the win, the
Gators earned their third trip to the Final
Four in school history. UF will face 11th-
seeded George Mason in a national semifi-
nal matchup in Indianapolis on Saturday.
"I am very, very proud of these kids,"
UF coach Billy Donovan said. "It has been
such a remarkable run up to this point, just
with so much uncertainty surrounding
this season with people leaving early and
these guys having to step up."
The story of the game, however, was J
the way the Gators defended rather than J J
how they scored their points.
For the game, Villanova shot just 24.7
percent from the floor, including just 4 for
23 from behind the 3-point line, while al-
lowing the Gators to grab 53 rebounds.
i~%th Donovan and his players gave as-
sistant coach Anthony Grant much of the
credit for their game plan after compiling
a "personnel tape," which highlights an
"When coach Grant put the personnel
film together, you should see that film,"
forward Joakim Noah said. "If you aren't
on edge after you see that film, there's go-
ing to be a problem because it's scary when
Syou see what those guys can do.
"I don't know what ours looks like, but Kristin Nichols / Alligator Staff
I wish I could see it. Villanova's was pretty UF forward Al Horford jumps to dunk in front of Villanova forward Will Sheridan
during the Gators' 75-62 win against the Wildcats in Minneapolis on Sunday.
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16
eaveit to the Patriots to steal UF's
Not the New England Patriots,
but-the "who the hell are they?" George
Those young, cuddly Gators continued
their shocking run to the Final Four by
upsetting Villanova on Sunday night. But
if UF's run is shocking, George Mason's
appearance in the Final Four might as well
be considered apocalyptic.
"I would have given you a strange
look," said UF guard Lee Humphrey of
a preseason UF-George Mason Final Four
down the nets in
i Minneapolis, it's of-
Sficially time to end
the Gators' under-
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were expected but this time around,
UF defeated a bona fide title contender..
Now the Gators are a true title contender
themselves, and their role is suddenly
shifting from upset special to the favored
LSU, UCLA, UF and the Patriots make
for the strangest and unexpected Final
Four in years, and there's no team with a
better resume right now than the Gators.
A 2-point win against Villanova would
have been one thing, but UF dismantled
In a nationwide ESPN poll on Sunday,
70 percent of voters chose Villanova to de-
feat the Gators.
It was supposed to be the time for the
With mother looking on, Noah guides Gators to victory
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS As she fell
softly into her son's arms, which
enveloped her in a cocoon of love,
her eyes welled up.
Cecelia Rodhe has seen a lot
in her days, but what she experi-
enced Sunday is something that
will likely stick with her for the
rest of her life.
In the Hubert H. Humphrey
Metrodome, Joakim Noah, still his
mother's son, poured in 21 points
and pulled down 15 rebounds as
the Gators defeated Villanova and
advanced to the Final Four for the
third time in school history.
He was named the Minneapolis
"It's exhilarating," Rodhe said.
"Your heart swells;
Men's your heart gets so
Basketball big it doesn't fit
in your chest any-
of him, did what he has done all
year: He cut to the basket. He
blocked shots. He screamed into
the air and pounded his chest
so hard that his heart probably
missed a couple beats from the
more." And as has become customary,
And in the biggest game of his the people loved him right back.
life, her son, all 6 feet, 11 inches "He's like a fish in a pond,"
Rodhe said. "He's in his element,
and he loves it. He has a wonder-
ful team. They're all together;
that's what's so. beautiful about
them. It's not just about Joakim;
it's their whole team spirit."
Noah has come full-circle
in just a year's time, from the
SEE NOAH, PAGE 16
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and women's tennis teams and
spring volleyball action during the
weekend, check the alligatorSports
N 1994: The UF men's basketball team de-
feats Boston College 74-66 in the Elite Eight
to advance to its first Final Four. The Gators
would lose to Duke 70-65 six days later in
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