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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 124
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006
City looks to cut
parking on lawn
By DOMINICK E. TAO
Getting cars out of yards and
onto driveways in some Gainesville
neighborhoods is the goal of city
officials looking to dean up sloppy
City commissioners voted
unanimously Monday to give
Gainesville neighborhoods the
option of tightening their parking
restrictions, making it illegal to park
cars on lawns.
The vote comes weeks after
some Gainesville residents com-
plained about noisy student renters
disturbing the peace and parking in
Neighborhoods around UF,
called university context areas, al-
ready have tighter code restriction.
These areas traditionally have high
concentrations of student residents.
In these neighborhoods, nobody
can park their car outside a defined
Oak View resident Anna
Peterson, a UF religion professor,
said she has seen more student rent-
ers because the neighborhood was
expanding. She said that sometimes
college students are loud and come
home late at night, which disturbs
her sleeping children.
But Peterson said the oddly
parked cars in the area were more
gaudy than problematic.
"The obnoxious neighbor we
have is not a student," she said.
UF's 2006 Campus Master Plan
will extend the area of increased
restrictions to encompass the
Oak View neighborhood between
Northwest 16th Avenue and
Northwest 10th Avenue, just east of
Northwest 13th Street.
The commission's vote Monday
initiated a petition to allow other
neighborhoods outside the univer-
sity context area to opt for tighter
"The obnoxious neighbor
we have is not a student."
Oak View resident
Other Oak View residents have
not been seriously disturbed by
their neighbors' odd parking prac-
Patrick Burger, who owns a
rental house in Oak View, said the
people who park on lawns probably
just don't know the rules.
"Certainly a few people do that,"
Burger said. "It's kind of weird."
Development Director Tom
Saunders said the university con-
text area's restrictions have been
successful for five or six years.
"There are other neighborhoods
that want those yard-parking regu-
lations," he said.
Plastic surgery increasingly popular with students
* 34 PERCENT OF NOSE-JOB PATIENTS
ARE BETWEEN THE AGES 19 AND 34.
By PANAGIOTA PAPAKOS
Alligator Contributing Writer
It started when she was just 14.
Relatives would casually pinch her nose
and throw in seemingly innocent comments.
"You definitely have your father's nose." '
"It's OK, one day you can get that fixed."
While many students were using their
Spring Break vacation to relax and enjoy time
off from classes, psychology junior Alexandra
Sarpoolaki got something she always wanted
-a new nose.
"I never seriously thought about my nose
until college," she said. "Being half-Persian
and half-Greek, everyone has a big nose."
But Sarpoolaki thought that maybe it was
time for her to have something done when her
roommate came back to school last Fall with a
different nose to go with her tan.
"Every time I looked in the mirror it was
the first thing I looked at," she said.
Sarpoolaki's surgery hints at a growing
trend; last year cosmetic plastic surgery proce-
dures jumped 11 percent from 2004, according
to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Altogether, more than 10.2 million cosmetic
plastic surgery procedures were performed in
the United States last year.
With the increasing popularity of shows
like "Nip/Tuck," "Dr. 90210" and "Extreme
Makeover," plastic surgery is no
Student longer centered on Hollywood
Life celebrities, as it was in the past.
And as students entering college
become legally and financially independent,
some feel it's the right time to decide on how
they want to look.
Dr. John Poser, a board-certified plastic sur-
geon who has practiced in Gainesville since
1983, said many of his patients are college
students. His Web site, complete with slogans
like "imagine a new you" and hand-written
testimonials from former patients, suggests
that cosmetic surgery is a personal transfor-
mation, rather than an actual surgery.
Rhinoplasty runs anywhere from $2500
to $5,500 at his office, depending on the dif-
ficulty of the procedure. Poser said the most
requested surgery is breast augmentation,
which costs $4,400.
About 30 to 40 percent of his patients use
their student loan money to finance the costs
of surgery, he said.
"They'll use loans and max out their credit
SEE COSMETIC, PAGE 8
* Suffering a mass exo-
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during the offseason,
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by many this season.
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now that the SEC has two
teams in the Final Four.
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plush Reitz Union
offices. See story,
Can't stay down
SFCC student Sean
the Broward Out-
when he was 4.
Now he's taking up
his old hobby again
from an injury.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Online voting ups turnout
* THE USE OF INTERNET VOTING IN
SFCC ELECTIONS DOUBLED TURNOUT.
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
SFCC students have it. It works, and they
will use it today and Wednesday during their
Student Government election. It's Internet
voting, and it dramatically increased voter
Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Internet voting is the only method that al-
lows students to vote from home or from any
computer connected to the Internet.
An overwhelming 85 percent of UF voters
approved an Internet voting initiative earlier
this month. At SFCC, the ease of Internet vot-
ing spurred a jump in voter turnout.
SFCC students started using this method
of voting in Spring 2001. That year, voter
turnout doubled from 400 to 812, -according
to SFCC SG adviser Dan Rodkin. SFCC has
about 16,000 students a fraction of UF's
48,000-member student body.
Since 2001, voter turnout at SFCC has
fluctuated from about 700 to a maximum of
906 in 2004, hovering around 12 percent of
the student body. During a good year, a UF
election draws about 20 percent of voters to
However, SFCC officials expect a record
turnout this'year because students are pay-
ing close attention to the contest for the first
"Internet voting is the most efficient way
to ensure everybody has access to voting,"
said SFCC SG Director of External Affairs Ben
Marcus. SFCC students use their eSantaFe
student ID and password to vote in a system
similar to UF's GatorLink.
If UF implements Internet voting, students
would use their GatorLink username and
password to vote from home. That decision
will be up to UF's next SG supervisor of elec-
tions, who has yet to be selected.
UF has a controversial history of Internet
Santa Fe back to 1999.
Community College Since then,
Senate committees have been created to re-
search the feasibility and security of Internet
One difference between the SFCC and UF
systems could be UF's usage of an outside
company to help with the election handling
and results, said Susan Henriques, the co-
author of UF's Internet voting initiative. She
said the Senate has usually argued in favor
of a third party helping with the elections so
there is no conflict of interest.
Although the system has worked at SFCC,
UF Student Body President-elect John Boyles
said the decision to use Internet voting is not
an easy one and that there are security
questions to answer.
E-mail spurs ID worry
By MARIA LAVERGHETTA
Many UF professors aren't
concerned with the recent identity
theft scare with state employees.
Last week, an e-mail sent to UF
employees warned that those who
worked for the state anytime be-
tween Jan. 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004
could be at risk of identity theft.
The state's personnel records
regarding UF employees' benefits
may have been indexed through
an overseas Indian company, the
e-mail said. The Department of
Management Services looked into
the issue and found that no univer-
sity, legislative or court employees
Mark Rush, a UF business pro-
fessor, said he worries more about
identity theft on laptops. He said
he knows it could happen, he just
, hopes it won't.
"Am I going to lose sleep over
my stuff being on the Internet?"
Rush said. "No, I won't."
Some professors, however,
were a bit more anxious about the
Wayne Archer, a business pro-
fessor at UF, said he checked his
credit reports right away after he
got the e-mail.
He said hackers could get into
your credit cards, personal records
and even your credit ratings, which
could be rearranged.
However, he said he doesn't
worry about identity theft too
"I'm happy to say, I've never
had any experience with this,"
Tiffany Koenigkramer, deputy
communications director of the
Department of Management
Services, said the company that
subcontracted the offshore ac-
counts went against company
policy and broke their contract.
Even though this was a close call,
she said they have added several
new security features.
Kyle Cavanaugh, UF's vice pres-
ident of Human Resources, sent the
e-mail to faculty and said it was
sent as a precautionary measure to
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Scooter theft cut in half
* SCOOTER THEFTS ON UF'S CAMPUS
HAVE DECLINED SINCE 2004.
By ALI SOULE
Alligator Contributing Writer
At first, Ashley DuFrene couldn't believe
Since Fall she had always parked it in the
same spot at her apartment complex. She never
even worried about anything happening to her
ocean-blue scooter she didn't even use her
What DuFrene realized that March morn-
ing shocked her: She was the victim of scooter
"I was in total disbelief at first," she said.
"Then I thought, 'Wow, this sucks.'"
Police officials say scooter theft should al-
ways be on the mind of the conscious scooter
owner. But fortunately, reports of scooter thefts
have decreased on campus in the past two
In 2005, there was a 50 percent decrease in
the reported scooter thefts from 2004 on cam-
pus, said Capt. Jeff Holcomb of the University
Motorcycle and scooter decal sales are the
fastest growing decal on campus, said Scott Fox,
director of UF's Transportation and Parking
Services. Annual decal sales for 2002 to 2003
were 931. That number increased by almost 70
,percent for the 2004 to 2005 year, when sales
In 2005, 14 scooters were reported stolen,
compared to 29 in 2004, Holcomb said.
Holcomb said he thinks scooter theft has de-
cined because students are taking extra safety
precautions. For extra security on campus, UPD
installed steel eyebolts that are concreted into
the ground where scooters can be chained or
locked in several motorcycle and scooter park-
ing areas, Holcomb said.
About 500 vehicles are reported stolen in
Gainesville each year, said Sgt. Keith Kameg,
spokesman for the Gainesville Police. Scooters
are lumped into this category, and Kameg said
the police department doesn't keep exact sta-
tistics on the number stolen because "they just
aren't a big deal" to the police department. He
said he thinks the majority of thefts
Student happen oncampus.
....' There are a few ways to pre-
vent theft, said Martin Solano, the
owner of Solano Cycle in Gainesville. He said
the best prevention method is to lock a scooter
using a cable lock. Cable locks cost between $30
to $50 and should be locked to the rear wheel
"I have yet to see someone come in that had
a good-quality lock on their bike and had it sto-
len," he said. "That's not to say it won't happen,
but I've yet to see it."
As for DuFrene, she said students should not
get lazy and neglect to lock their scooters like
"When I first got my scooter, I locked it and
put my alarm on every day," she said. "After
a month of being at my apartment and seeing
people's scooters and motorcycles unlocked, I
thought it would be safe. Boy, was I wrong."
Father's abuse charges
raised to manslaughter
By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
A homeless man who was accused
of killing his 7-week-old infant was
charged Monday with aggravated
Lee Sukhoi Harris, 32, was arrested
March 7 and was previously charged
with child abuse for giving his daugh-
ter, Kadena, excessive amounts of
Children's Benadryl and suffocating
her with blankets.
"The prosecutor took informa-
tion into consideration and said law
enforcement had probable cause
to upgrade the charge," said State
Attorney's Office spokesman Spencer
The new charge was based on the
infant's toxicology tests, reports and
testimonies, Mann said.
Harris was living in St. Francis
House, 413 S. Main St., with his wife
when he gave Kadena four doses of
1.5 milliliters of Children's Benadryl
and a 0.625 milliliter dose of Infants'
Kadena's mother, 27-year-old
Christine Harris, screamed for help
when she realized Kadena was not
breathing, said Kent Vann, executive
director of St. Francis House.
"The prosecutor took infor-
mation into consideration
and said law enforcement
had probable cause to up-
grade the charge."
State Attorney's Office spokesman
"Someone tried to resuscitate the
baby before they went to the hospi-
tal but had no luck," Vann said. Lee
Harris told police he gave Kadena the
medication because she was upset,
and he wanted to get some sleep, ac-
cording to a police report.
Harris also said he folded three
baby blankets four times and put
them over Kadena's face to muffle her
cries, according to the report.
Three UF students win prestigious Goldwater scholarship
By RACHEL B. ANDERSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
In a world of orange and blue,
Gators football, college parties, and
college crowds, four UF students are
doing their homework.
In-depth research is second na-
ture to them. They study molecules,
cells, equations, theories and rocks.
Their hard work has paid. off
For the first time in UF history,
three UF students in one year were
awarded the most prestigious na-
tional scholarship for math, science
and engineering undergraduates by
the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
and Excellence in Education
Program. A fourth student, Taylor
Gilliland, received honorable men-
Jeffrey Wong, Lauren Culver
and Don Burnette, all members of
UF's Honors Program, will each
receive scholarships of $7,500 a year
to cover the costs of tuition, books,
housing and other fees.
Established by Congress in 1986,
the scholarship program seeks to de-
velop the next generation of highly
qualified scientists, mathematicians
The foundation announced 323
winners for 2006 out of the 1,081 stu-
dents nominated around the nation.
The application process was far
from easy, though.
"It takes a lot of folks to help, and
the students do a lot themselves,"
said Sheila Dickison, director of UF's
The three winners said they
could not have earned the scholar-
ship without the advice and help
of the Honors Program faculty and
various UF professors and mentors.
Bumette, a sophomore from
Sunrise, said he couldn't believe it
when he learned he'd won.
With eight classes this semester
and one lab, he is triple majoring in
physics, mathematics and electrical
"It was a really stupid idea to
take 25 credits, by the way," he said,
adding that his parents think he's
"absolutely nuts," and that he oc-
casionally finds time for "sleep and
things like that."
Early in his freshman year,
Bumette began testing the proper-
ties of heavy metals under the guid-
ance of physics professor Gregory
He plans'to continue his studies
at the graduate and doctoral levels,
focusing his education on electrical
engineering and artificial intelli-
gence and robotics. Burnette became
fascinated with robots after watch-
ing the film "I, Robot."
"If you want to do great things,
you absolutely have to do some-
thing that you love doing," Burnette
said of his accomplishments.
Culver believes just that.
A native of California and a
materials science and engineering
junior, Culver said she plans to help
other female engineers in the future
by teaching at UF as a professor after
earning her doctoral degree.
'"Ever since I got over the idea of
being a mermaid or princess since
I was 5," she said, "I was headed
Culver credits her experiences
as a high-school intern at John F
Kennedy Space Center in her home-
town, Merritt Island, with develop-
ing her flair for the field.
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Sara Rubin / Alligator
Jeffrey Wong, Lauren Culver and Don Burnette (left to right) have earned prestigious Goldwater Scholar-
ships for excellence in their fields of study.
While working at the NASA
space center, Culver researched the
gases of Mars' atmosphere. She now
studies the components needed to
make synthetic bone at UF under
materials science and engineering
professor Elliot Douglas.
Between 18 credit hours and
three clubs, Culver said her time
is limited, but she enjoys playing
acoustic guitar and is a diehard fan
of Gators sports.
Like Culver, Wong was also born
in California and said he was in
shock upon hearing he was a win-
ner. One of his passions is helping
other people and contributing to
society, which he does as presi-
dent of UF's chapter of Habitat for
Wong is majoring in microbiol-
ogy and cell science, biochemistry,
and economics; he's taking 15
credits this semester and has spent
two years researching cancer with
chemistry professor Randy Duran's
"My great hope is to make a
significant impact in biomedical
research," he said of his future. He
plans to study molecular biology
and medicine, with a focus on on-
cology and infectious diseases at the
Whatever the Goldwater win-
ners choose for their lives, Dickison
said she is proud of their drive and
equally proud of all the other out-
standing students who competed.
"This year we had a wonderful
pool of students, and that really says
something about UF," she said.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 5
SFCC SG ELECTIONS
Campaigns focus on annexation, on-campus parking
* VOTING BEGINS TODAY AT
8 A.M. UNTIL 5 P.M.
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
SFCC students decide today and
Wednesday on their next Student
Body president, executive officials
and student senators a group that
will steer the 16,000-student institu-
tion through the upcoming year.
Student Body President Alan
Rezaei's successor will face three
main issues: annexation by the city
of Gainesville, student involvement
and on-campus parking.
SFCC students can vote from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Wednesday using their
eSantaFe accounts. Results will be
announced Wednesday afternoon.
OnApril 25, residents of the areas
of Alachua County near the SFCC
campus and Interstate 75 will vote
on their annexation to Gainesville.
If the area is annexed, SFCC
students will have an extra Regional
Transit Service bus route connecting
the college to the Oaks Mall, the two
presidential candidates said.
Candidates from the opposing
parties Students United and
TEAM said that bringing the
college into the city would benefit
Students United presidential
candidate Gene .Findley said if
voters approve the annexation,
he would lobby for more RTS bus
routes to SFCC.
TEAM presidential candidate
Dianna Ordway said that if voters
approve the annexation, she will
also lobby for extended hours of
operation for the current bus routes.
TEAM is an acronym for Together
Everyone Achieves More.
Both candidates said the SFCC
administration's proposal to imple-
ment a parking decal system will
benefit students in the long run.
Ordway said that in the future,
the money from the decals will be
used for parking improvements,
such as a new parking garage or
more student parking spaces.
Findley said that under the cur-
rent system officers cannot accu-
rately track the students who receive
tickets because some license plates
are not in the students' names.
He said the new system would
allow SFCC to generate money from
parking tickets that will be put to-
ward short-term loans for students.
The candidates also talk of ways
to increase student involvement in
the college's fledgling SG. Findley is
an advocate of more communication
between the main SFCC campus and
the college's six satellite campuses.
Ordway said she will use technol-
ogy to increase SG's accessibility.
What's at stake
Santa Fe Community College Issues
Annexation: SFCC could be annexed to Gainesville on
April 25t., creating an extra Dus route for SFCC students.
Only residents of the area will be allowed to vote.
Parking: Parking cornmttee will present a final plan for parking
decals to SG in the Fall.
Student involvement: Candidates want to increase
student involvement in SG.
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Group uses student funds
to court extremism
Imagine a speaker exists who would like to come give a
talk to UF students.
That's not too extraordinary.
But now imagine that the speaker advocates a militant
form of racism. Imagine that the speaker is a strident anti-
Semite who claims that the Jewish community had prior
knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Would there be any student group willing to use student
money to bring the speaker to campus? We think not.
And if the speaker did come, would there be hastily
drafted memos from UF.officials condemning the speaker's
Now, stop imagining.
Sunday evening, Malik Zulu Shabazz, leader of the New
Black Panther Party, which has no relationship with the origi-
nal Black Panther.Party,.spoke at the Reitz Union.
But while the previous description matches Shabazz to
the letter, the Volunteers for International Student Affairs
saw no reason not to use student funds to bring him to UF.
And the UF administration has been oddly slow to issue any
sort of statement reacting to the speaker.
It turns out that he was here to take part in VISA's
International Month, which is supposed to promote aware-
ness of international affairs. But what his visit had to do with
international affairs is anyone's guess.
That Shabazz is an extremist is beyond any doubt. For ex-
ample, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation, he
has previously said Jews were responsible for what he calls
the "African holocaust."
He heads an organization whose Web site calls for, among
other things, the immediate release of all black inmates from
prison and the protection of the inner city from "white take-
Shabazz has even been quoted by the Anti-Defamation
League as saying at a protest in Washington, D.C., "Kill every
goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn
old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!"
After a while, we got to wondering why he was here in
the first place. "I think it was good to get the positive mes-
sage across," explained Gabriel DuPree, VISA's director of
speakers for VISA International Month. "It's important that
the truth is spread across."
SSunday night, that truth included Shabazz's thoughts on
one of our Founding Fathers: "You don't see no white folks
on this-campus named Washington. I'm willing to bet there's
not one white person on this campus with the last name
Washington. ... That's because old George Washington was
dipping in the black woman. That's the cherry tree George
was chopping down was the black woman. So, on one
hand, he's a Founding Father to some, but on the other hand,
to us he's a hvpocritp.s nA slalu-c tLacrde aia a KIiler of the
A combination of extremism and inanity, Shabazz's visit
contributed absolutely nothing to the UF community.
That he was actually invited here under the guise of inter-
national affairs is a joke. But that VISA used student money
to do it is nearly unforgivable.
We can only hope that, in the future, VISA and the Student
Senate budgeting committee will be more judicious with stu-
We, at least, don't enjoy supporting bigotry.
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Global warming bodes well for Bush
o the veteran news watcher, it's a familiar scene.
Anderson Cooper braces himself against a signpost,
his CNN raincoat flapping around him. In the back-
ground, townsfolk bob helplessly down flooded streets.
"This is the worst disaster in the history of Thailand/
Haiti/New Orleans," Anderson shouts over the roar of wind
and rain. The brown water rises. Back to you in Atlanta,
For years, scientists have predicted an increase in "ex-
treme weather events:" hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and
the like. Now it's happening, and they say global warming
is to blame.
But George W. Bush doesn't believe in global warming.
To-him, it's just another crazy theory, like evolution or the fe-
male orgasm. The Bible. on the nh-' -,a, /, -iu Uue talk-
. a.i -n aKes included. So forget about emissions standards
What we need is an ark.
That's right, an ark. A big boat. When the polar ice caps
melt (for no reason), and the Atlantic Ocean swallows
Florida whole, and Hurricane Cletus batters Oklahoma,
you'll be glad Halliburton built a floating refuge for human-
ity. Or for the Republican part of it, anyway.
Liberals will be left behind, of course, as well as homo-
sexuals and some of the gayer animals. I'm afraid the fla-
mingo will join the dodo in the "extinct" chapter of science
textbooks. Incidentally, there will be no science textbooks on
But not to worry. Michael Crichton, global warming
skeptic and author of "Jurassic Park," will be on hand to field
scientific queries. Having counseled the president and testi-
fied before the Senate as a bona fide expert, his credentials are
Like Noah's ark, Bush's will be jam-packed with animals.
Two of each, one male and .one
f female, will suffice for most spe-
cies. Exceptions will be made for
quail, puppies and septuagenarian
S ri trial lawyers, who will roam Dick
Cheney's private hunting grounds
Jake Ramsey in packs.
Thus Spake Jake Barney, the president's terrier,
email@example.com will ride out the apocalypse in the
Bush family stateroom. All other
animals will reside in steerage with
unwed mothers, the Irish and anyone making less than
$200,000 a year.
Every full mn-n. A- c.a- vviu oe released from her
steel cage to feast on the blood of the innocent and then
throw it up. Its fattening, you lnow.
But hey, just because the world is ending doesn't mean
you can't have a good time. On Bush's ark, the classic
Republican pastime golf will be available to any white,
Anglo-Saxon Protestant with a set of dubs. The classic poor
man's pastime caddying is open to everyone else.
If you get really bored, why not try premarital sex? Just
kidding! Fornicators will be drowned.
Speaking of which, we'll need to repopulate the Earth
once the flood waters recede. Hopefully I'll still be alive for
that part, and Ann Coulter will be dead. Or at least too feeble
to devour her own young.
Anyway, when we finally set foot on solid ground again,
every man, woman and child will thank President Bush.
Who else had the vision, they'll ask, the know-how, the sheer
brazen chutzpah to build the ark? We'll step into a better,
wetter world, and promptly start destroying it again.
Jake Ramsey is a history junior. His column appears on
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Article ignores the facts on academic freedom legislation
Sam writing in reference to
the article by Justin Richards
titled "Study addresses 'left-
ist totalitarianism' in schools."
I couldn't help but scratch my
head as I read another student-
written article bashing proposed
legislation that is designed to
protect students' rights.
Although the article was pre-
sented as a news story, it was far
from objective in describing the
problem the academic freedom
bill wishes to address.
Despite Richards' best at-
tempts to label the Academic
Freedom bill as a conservative
weapon against liberals, the
language of the bill itself is com-
pletely neutral and makes no
reference to any sort of specific
political party or religion.
The bill protects the rights of
all students, not just Republicans
Any claim otherwise demon-
strates either an immense mis-
understanding of the bill's lan-
guage or an overzealous partisan
attempt to cover up an existent
Rep. Dennis K. Baxley has no
doubt been very vocal and par-
tisan in his stating his reasons
for proposing the bill, but this
doesn't change the fact that the
legislation will protect the di-
verse beliefs of the entire student
population from any injustice
that might arise within the class-
The 1 percent grievance statis-
tic reported by Richards is also
highly misleading. The report
itself states, "Faculty and stu-
dents can file academic freedom
grievances through informal
and formal means. However,
most grievances are resolved
informally, and these cases are
not tracked. Formal academic
freedom grievances are' rela-
tively rare and account for less
than 1% of all student and ap-
proximately 9% of faculty griev-
ances over the past three years"
A university would rather
solve a problem informally than
have its name and reputation
dragged through the mud at the
hands of arrogant professors.
SI find it somewhat disconcert-
ing that a reporter would leave
out such vital details when pre-
senting a story to our student
It seems as though Richards'
intent was more to discredit the
bill than to actually relay the
findings of the study.
Those numbers don't even
take into account the students
who, understandably, are not
willing to single-handedly chal-
lenge the faculty and administra-
tion of the school.
Although students' rights
to academic freedom are pro-
Matt Dean tected under
Speaking Out Article III,
of the UF
Constitution, few would deny
that large institutions, whether
schools or businesses, have a
tendency to protect their own. Is
it honestly so inconceivable that
some students might be reluctant
to confront both their professors
and their alma mater at the risk
of retaliation through grades or
It makes much more sense to
have a neutral, unbiased hear-
ing outside the confines of the
university, where the judging
party has no invested interest in
the case and can simply focus on
In such an environment both
the student and faculty would be
able to speak openly and honestly
in an attempt to try to curtail any
sort of academic injustice.
Many have decried the bill,
fearing far-reaching and frivo-
Sadly, frivolity is king these
days in the United States.
If we are to stop writing leg-
islation in anticipation of avari-
cious Americans and power-
hungry trial lawyers, we might
as well eradicate any form of
the legislative branch within the
Otherwise, we will simply
have to trust as we have for
the last 229 years the capacity
of a judge and jury to make intel-
ligent and fair decisions concern-
ing our country's laws.
The academic freedom bill
will provide a great service to
students throughout the Btate by
ensuring a fair learning environ-
ment in our finest universities'
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8, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006
Art addresses war .. .. .
By SASHA MURADALI
Alligator Contributing Writer
With protests sweeping the
country about the anti-immigra-
tion bill introduced to Congress
by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, art-
ist Chitra Ganesh's "Seeing the
Disappeared" came to UF at a
politically charged time.
Ganesh, a South Asian
American activist and artist from
New York, came to the Reitz
Union on Monday night with her
artwork, which focuses on the lack
of discussion around detainee is-
As part of South Asian
American Awareness Week, her
presentation emphasized that the
watercolor images were faces, not
"mug shots," of people detained
in the war on terror.
One painting illustrated the
apology of the Canadian govern-
ment to a man wrongly accused of
terrorism, she said.
Ganesh sighed, and pointed to
another face. "And this guy right
here, he was on his way to a wed-
ding when they arrested him."
She said his name was similar
to a suspected hijacker, but the
government didn't check whether
or not he was the suspect.
Ganesh said she researches all
of her work before it even reaches
visualization. With influences
from mythology, religion and
South Asian culture, Ganesh's
goal is to tell stories about erased,
repressed and lost history.
Another example of her
work, a 24-page comic book en-
titled "Tales of Amnesia," centers
around a girl who is half-monkey
"I'm interested in how the body
can become a site of conflict, both
internal and external," she said.
"I got sick of seeing women in
comic books with feminine purity,
but being scantly clad. Or it being
about South Asian culture, but the
characters drawn were white."
Ganesh said she
On wanted to change
'-','- .'- those contradictions.
"I want my work
to be compelling enough visually
for people to look at and then ask
about it," she said.
Her mediums are versatile and
range from simplistic watercolor
to activist posters in New York
bus stops. Ganesh sews her own
costumes, places herself in film
and digitally manipulates pictures
of historic scenes to fit her inter-
Justin Bell, a sophomore and
student senator, said he was
amazed at her use of media.
"I'm also floored that someone
can be a great researcher, artist
and designer," Bell said. "Those
are three gifts not often found in
A student dances in the
middle of the fountain
in front of Fresno City
Hall as high school stu-
dents left classes and
marched in downtown
Fresno, Calif., against
College students turn to surgery to improve appearance, boost self-esteem
By the part
Cosmetic Procedures for ages 19-34:
1,322,817 total patients
Eyelid surgery: +7 percent from 2003*
11,433 surgeries in 2005
Rhinoplasty: -20 percent
Chin augmentation: +16 percent
Breast augmentations: +15 percent ?
Breast lift: +45 percent .
Tummy tuck: +23 percent
Buttock lift: +75 percent
*All percentages represent
changes from 2003 to 2004.
Information collected from the
American Society for Plastic
Surgeons Web Site.
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COSMETIC, from page 1
cards," Poser said.
The surgeon said he will not
operate on patients who have severe
self-esteem issues, and some people
will never be happy with their ap-
But he said he believes cosmetic
surgery on young people does not
entirely deserve its negative stigma.
He talked about the time he op-
erated on a 19-year-old woman who
had never had a date in her life.
Poser enlarged her breasts and
performed liposuction on her
thighs, and she was engaged six
months after her'surgery.
"It can change peoples' lives,"
Poser said it has become common
for parents to give plastic surgery
procedures as gifts for graduation or
other occasions, especially in South
Florida and California. He has seen
some patients as young as 16 come
in for consultations.
"Over the last 10 years, parents
have been more liberal," he said.
"Instead of buying a car, they'll buy
a nose job."
When parents do not approve of
the plastic surgery, Poser said many
young women will come into his
office holding pictures cut out from
magazines as soon as they turn 18,
ready and eager to sign their way to
a better body.
Although many more will con-
tinue to line up for prettier faces or
nicer figures as the procedures be-
come more mainstream, Dr. Michael
Seagle, chief of plastic and recon-
structive surgery at the UF College
of Medicine, said physicians are
cautious with people who appear
Some people who have body
dysmorphic disorder, characterized
by an obsessive preoccupation with
their appearance, seek repeated
plastic surgery operations to fix their
"Over the last 10 years,
parents have been more
liberal. Instead of buying a
car, they'll buy a nose job."
Dr. John Poser
board certified plastic surgeon
Patients who have unrealistic
expectations for their appearances
or those who seem to be getting
cosmetic work to please someone
else are usually notgood candidates
"Those are the biggest tip-offs,"
Seagle said. "You have to look at
While Sarpoolaki said that cos-
metic procedures are superficial,
she insists that her decision to have
surgery was not based on media
influence or some great pressure to
be perfect. She just wanted her nose
to fit her face. Sarpoolaki's mother
also had her nose done when she
According to ASPS, nose reshap-
ing is the second most popular type
of surgery in the nation after liposuc-
tion, and 34 percent of patients who
have their noses done are between
the ages of 19 and 34.
As Sarpoolaki became more
self-conscious about her nose, she
started to feel that surgery was an
option to make her feel comfortable
with her appearance.
In January she went for a con-
sultation with Dr. Ross A. Clevens,
who runs the Center for Facial
Cosmetic Surgery in her hometown
of Melbourne in Brevard County
Trained at Yale and Harvard,
Clevens was voted "Brevard's Best
Facial Cosmetic Surgeon" by the
readers of Florida Today newspaper
three years in a row.
Still, Sarpoolaki had some doubts
about going under the knife, espe-
cially about how people would react
to her decision after the surgery.
"I didn't think I was going to go
through with it," she said.
The $11,000 surgery was partially
covered by an insurance plan, and
her parents paid -for the $6,000 dif-
Clevens repaired Sarpoolaki's
crooked septum, a condition that
caused her repeated sinus infections
and breathing problems. He also
reshaped her nose by shaving the
bump off the outside and lifting the
"I didn't want a nose that looked
worked on," she said.
And while she has no regrets, she
said she will not be returning for any
"It's not the teeny, tiny American
nose," Sarpoolaki said. "I got what I
wanted, and I feel like I made a good
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 9
Weiss and Mierley settle into their new SG positions
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
As the new gatekeepers of al-
most $12 million in student money,
Josh Weiss and Lauren Mierley have
pressing matters to consider as they
move into their plush Reitz Union
"So, what flowers should I get?"
Weiss asks Mierley. He eyes the bro-
meliad sitting cheerfully on her desk
and flashes his trademark grin.
"I'm thinking like an orchid
- something exotic," he says, elicit-
ing a laugh from Mierley.
The mood around Student
Government's headquarters is
congenial this Sunday afternoon,
as Student Senate's newest leaders
solicittheir parents' assistance in set-
tling comfortably into their offices.
"The offices are beautiful,"
Mierley's father John observes.
"They won't have it this good again
for a long time."
Mierley and Weiss realize they
have a lot to be grateful for.
The pair will spend the next six
months presiding over SG's leg-
islative body, which meets every
Tuesday evening to debate policy
and create laws.
"I'm a little bit overwhelmed,"
Mierley says, reclining in her leather
chair. "It's all so exciting."
A style of her own
Mierley, a third-year economics
major, has ambitious plans for her
tenure as Senate president.
"As I was saying at the [Senate]
orientation yesterday, I'm not going
to stand for partisan politics back
Andrea Morales Alligator Staff
New Senate President Lauren Mierley accepts a gift of calcium chews from Lacey Logsdon as Senate
President Pro Tempore Josh Weiss looks on. Mierley and Weiss moved into their new offices at the Reitz
Union on Sunday.
and forth," she says.
Instead, Mierley hopes to pro-
mote thoughtful dialogue- during
Senate meetings without any of the
With about 90 senators filling
chamber seats, she may have a
tough road ahead of her, but Mierley
is perfectly confident in her ability to
"It's kind of like that. starting
point where you have the whole
world ahead of you," she says. "I
know I want to go into corporate
America GE, IBM a big-name
The lofty goal seems tailored for
Mierley, who is a National Merit
Scholar, a member of the Florida
Blue Key leadership honorary and a
past director of marketing for Gator
Growl, UF's pre-Homecoming pep
Still, the Delta Gamma Sorority
sister willingly shares credit where
When asked where she hopes
to attend business school, Mierley
doesn't hesitate to call her father
into the office and solicit his opin-
"Wharton or Harvard?" she
"Wharton," he responds instant-
ly, and Mierley smiles.
"Seriously, my dad is my role
model," she says.
A few feet away from Mierley's
office, Weiss stands atop his
swivel chair in an attempt to affix
a Gator Party poster to his office
"This is how I broke my arm
in seventh grade," he announces,
to which his mother leaps up to
ensure the chair stays firm. Weiss
As the Student Senate's new-
est president pro tempore, or
the senate's No. 2 official, Weiss
wants to remember his roots as
he advances in SG.
"When you first get involved,
it's so intimidating," he says.
"But once you actually get a feel
for it, it's actually really cool."
Weiss makes sure to leave
time for other endeavors, as evi-
denced by the collection of books
- many with philosophical titles
- sitting on his shelf.
As he tacks the Gator Party
poster to the wall, he discusses his
favorite of the collection: Milan
Kundera's "The Unbearable
Lightness of Being."
"It's the kind of book that to-
tally changes your world view,"
he says, using a trophy to bang
thumbtacks into the wall. "It
comes down to life perspectives,
and the way you deal with things
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By CASSANDRA SEDA
Alligator Contributing Writer
Each Friday, UF students don
aliases such as Death by Killer
Moon Rays, Prime Real Estate
and Tear Drop and bring a game
to Turlington.Plaza that's usually
seen on playgrounds.
The Four Square Club, which
now has more than 60 members, was
founded in Fall 2004 and is planning
a second annual tournament this
Spring to raise money for Friends
for Life, a nonprofit organization
that helps people with cancer.
"This is old-school four
square from elementary school,
when you used to go out to the
playground for recess," said
Matt Smith, a UF junior and co-
founder of the group. "People
don't believe us when they first
see us playing, but they finally
get the point."
Each member is known by his
or her code name. After coming
out a few times, players are given
aliases according to their playing
skills or personal characteristics,
said Alan Moore, also known as
Prime Real Estate, another co-
founder of the group.
"If they don't have one now,
they should get one soon," Moore
said. "An alias can improve your
play by up to 25 percent. Usually
I would recommend getting an
alias within the first two months
of playing, but no one should be
too hasty when choosing a four
square name. Get stuck with a
sucky name and you'll regret it for
the rest of your life. If you believe
in reincarnation, you will regret it
for your next three lives."
One four square player was
dubbed Tear Drop for the way he
softly drops the ball into an oppo-
nent's square to get them out.
"Bus Driver was named for
taking people to school, if you
know what I mean," Moore said.
"It just seems unnatural for me to
call someone by the name their
mother gave them."
The UF group held its first
tournament last Spring. Now it
holds a tournament every semes-
ter on one of the reading days
before finals week.
"It's become a reading day
tradition," said Ana Moon, also
known as Death by Killer Moon
Rays, four square tournament co-
ordinator. "This will be our third
In the past, tournaments were
held for fun. Members would get
together to compete for prizes
and enjoy an afternoon of four
square and music. However, this
semester's tournament will be a
"This year's tournament is a
big fat fundraiser for kids bat-
tling cancer. The four square club
is teaming up with Friends for
Life to raise some funds," Moore
said. "I have children of my
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Listening to Tchaikovsky on his iPod, business and Spanish sophomore Brad Ruben serves the ball dur-
ing a four square game on Turlington Plaza on Friday.
own, and I really feel for what
the parents go through if their
kid is suffering through such an
intense disease. I think all of us
on the court have known or know
of someone with cancer or know
a cancer survivor. So we are put-
ting our mad four square skills to
good use and giving back to the
community and hopefully saving
Moon said Friends for Life is a
great cause and that the tourna-
ment is a wonderful opportunity
to take something they love and
use it to help others.
The tournament will take
place April 28 on Turlington
Plaza. Registration begins at 9:45
a.m., and the tournament begins
at 10:30 a.m.
Moore said there is a $1
entrance fee per game, but do-
nations beyond the fee are wel-
"All are welcome, meaning
both amateurs and pros. In order
to participate, all you have to do
is pay a small entrance fee and
bring it!" Moon said.
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Leasing for May! *373-9009
GET REAL @
RMM Match*Cable w/5 HBO's
FREE Ethernet* Cyber Cafe
2 Pools*24 Hr Gym*Tanning
***UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST***
Fully furnished 4 BR/4BA, Swimming Pool
Individual leases, $350 Avail. Now
***LA MANCHA APARTMENTS***
Enjoy all-inclusive individual leases. $350.
Within walking distance to UF. Fully furn
4BR/ 2BA. Avail Now! 352-278-9347
The closest apts to UF! Rent includes:
Ethernet, Electric, Cable, Roommate Match,
Furniture package. Indiv leases! 372-3557
VIRTUAL TOURS & PHOTOS
Two fun and responsible girls looking for one
more! $325 + utilities. One mile from UF, free
internet, along bus route, fitness center and
pool! Call Diane 813-629-1966 3-29-15-1
SPACIOUS 4BR CONDO! LESS THAN
ONE MILE FROM UF. Spring & annual
leases. 4BR/4BAw/pvt. BA all util. incl. $400/
MO each. CALL NOW 954-560-7286 3-
Countryside Condo 4BR/4BA Ethernet,
util incl., W/D, nicely furnished, secure,
excercise/pool, bus to UF 3 mi. $465/mo/rm.
Vanessa 352-217-3564, Flo 352-357-9656
or 352-634-4814, Sebastion 352-874-8905
U For Rent
2BR2.5BA townhouse. Walk to campus.
W/D, parking. $800/mo + utils. 1-877-833-
Cable, ethernet, util, wireless & much more
are free & waiting for you at LaMancha. All
you need is your clothes. Full amenities.
Walking to campus. Need 2 male room-
mates .$460. firstname.lastname@example.org. 561-386-8526
Summer A &/or B Oakbrook Walk Condo.
Male 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA. Furnished. Walk
to UF/Shands. W/D. $500/mo utils, cable,
Internet incl. 321-217-6991 3-28-5-1
* LOCATION, LOCATION *
Windsor Hall. Luxury living for women.
2 Blks to UF. Rent incl furniture, utils,
cable, ethernet, pvt BA, kitchenette,
security, pool, gym, sundeck.
352-337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com.
Live in Luxury this Summer!
Brand new 2 bed, 2.5 baths walk to shops,
movies, restaurants and cable, wi-fi, utilities
included! Call Scott at 954-288-7762
Female Roommate needed! Brand New
Campus View Apartments! On Archer &
13th! Close to campus & Sorority Row!
3/3 $500 + utilities. 305-525-0499. Fully
Roommates wanted for 4 bedroom house
with pool. Two miles from UF. Some furniture
available. Move in starting Summer. $465/
MO includes everything. Call (954) 401-3738
Room for rent great house, nice neighbor-
hood, 1 mile from UF, room has private entry
& bath, wireless, parking, porch. Available
Aug. $350/mo + 1/4 utils. one year lease.
Call 514-7289. 3-30-5-1
1 small room in 2-story 3BR/2BA HOUSE. All
utils. incl. $90/wk. Fully Fumished. W/D 514-
Collegiate Living Organization
Summer leases. Includes util, ethemet,
meals & parking. Only 1 block from campus.
Only $460/Summer A or B, $920/Summer C
UTG, 10 min to UF & Shands
2BR/2BR May 1-Aug 1 $350/mo
352-472-9778 or 305-299-3485 4-7-10-1
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-26-72-2
Available Now at UF
1 and 2 Br's from $555
Laundry on site. Pets ok!
Wood floors, balconies available.
Open until 8PM Weekdays 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $489
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
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12, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006
a For Rent
* 1,2 & 3 BR's! HUGE Floorplans!
* Water/sewer included! Pets OK
* Affordable $559-$799
* Bus/Bike to UF* 335-7275 4-26-72-2
BIG CITY LIVING DOWNTOWN
Stylish Studios, 1/1's, 2/2's, & 3/3's
Pool *Alarm Pets Welcome
Leasing for Fall: 338-0002
eSUN ISLAND APTS.
*Some furnished avail*
**Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $480/mo@*2-1 $540/mo
www.sunisland.info 00* 376-6720
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $385 $495, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066. 4-26-72-2
AFFORDABLE & QUALITY TOO!
* Your Home For Fall! Great Rates!
0 1BR from $489 2BR from $559
* Beautiful pools/courtyards Pets OK
* Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 4-26-72-2
*CLOSE TO EVERYTHING*
Our Luxury 2BR Town Homes & 3BR Flats
Starting at only $1034 with many freebees.
FREE cable w/HBO & Show
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-26-72-2
COZY, CONVENIENT, CLOSE!
1 & 2 bedrooms for Fall
pool, tennis bball, alarms
FREE UF PARKING
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walkto UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-26-72-2
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
Close to.UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES *-
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
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 Fall.
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,
Aerobic'; W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms
*The Laurels, 335-4455*
0 For Rent
S1 br $609, 2br $669, 3br $895
Near Butler Plaza Spacious *Alarms
Includes some utilities* Park FREE @UF
HUGE 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BATNHMS
W/D* Alarm*Gated*Garages* Tanning
ENDLESS AMENITIES- private dog park
FREE Cable* Close to UF & SFCC
Leasing for Summer/Fall 377-2801
**1 BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL"*
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats 00 $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 00 $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 00 $725/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 376-2507
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
HUGE*AFFORDABLE*1,2 & 3BR
Starting at just $639
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
indiv lease & Util Avail
Call Now 377-7401*
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
2BR/1 BA Apt. $475
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.
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, wlSundeck
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
Studios and 1 BR's from $599
Central Air/Wood Floors available
Reserve 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
3 l or Rent
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/ ba condo, newly renovat-
ed, d/w, hkups, near ShandsVet School/bus
lines edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
SW Lg 1br, lba. Walk-in closet, d/w, w/d
hkups, near Shands, Vet School & UF, $395
- $425 edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
Apartment Bargain Shoppers.
Check out our spacious 1 &2 BR. units &
compare the $$. Our location, price & size
will have you puzzled.
Call ahead to avoid waiting 376-1248.
1/1, 2/2, & 3/2 Villas with backyard
Newly Renovated, Full Appliances
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
Starting at $428/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN (3866)
MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!
3 & 4 Bedrooms for Fall!
FREE UF PARKING, tennis,
Affordable, Pool, Pets, Alarm
*Picture Perfect, Quiet Living*
1BR/1BA& 3BR/2BA flats
W/D, Alarms, Pets OK
Close to UF, Shopping & Restaurants
Aspen Ridge, 367-9910.
MORE FOR YOUR MONEY
1, 2, & 3 BR Apartments Starting @ $380.
352-331-8225 or 332-5070. 4-26-57-2
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Destiny Condos- Brand NEW!
1 BR/1BA;tile, W/D, dishwasher
1220 NW1stAve- Walk to UFI
Call for pricing.Campus Realty 692-3800
BLOCKS TO UF! 4BR houses from $15001
MO, 3BR houses from $1075/MO, 2BR apts
from $495/MO, 1BR apts from $450/MO.
Owner operated. See dalyproperties.com
or Call Carol 377-3852 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
"Copyrighted Material -
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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S For Rent
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
a For Rent
Luxurious Victoria Station Condo.
2BR/2.5BA, W/D, alarm, internet, bus route
every 15 mins. 1 mile from UF. Avail for fall.
352-222-4235. $875/MO. Walking distance
to Butler Plaza 4-26-33-2
3bd/1.5ba house. N.W. area. Central AC/HT,
ceiling fans. Extra space for den or home of-
fice. Carpet and tile. W&D hook ups. Fenced
back yard and private drive way. $930 one
year or $870 two year lease. Call (352) 375-
6754. No section 8. 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 *
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, ball, 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
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 20060 ALLIGATOR, 13
S For Rent
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
a For Rent
**WALK TO UF -
From any of our studio, 1; 2, 3, or 4BR
classic apts or vintage homes.
Starting at $350/mo.Come by
and pick up one of our availability lists @
821 NW 13th St. or call 375-8256
** WALK TO UF **
4BR/1BA beautiful brick house.
Hardwood floors, fireplace, cent A/C,
$1600/mo. 313 NW 11th St. Call 375-8256
** WALK TO UF **
Sorority Row area. 2BR/1BA apt in historic
stone building. Beautiful hardwood floors,
centAC/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.
1 BR/1 BA No lease. Sunny courtyard. On bus
line. quiet neighborhood next to park. Free -
water. No pets. $395/mo + $395 security
deposit. Call 374-7175. 3-28-5-2
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
I For Rent
-U 1 unfurnished
2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
1813 NW 2nd Ave.
$600. 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 for Aug. 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
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, ethemet, W/D, near pool. Info 305-
979-7862 OR 786-412-9337 4-14-15-2
Need one female roommate In new house
with wood floors. Free parking, utilities, and
wireless. Walk to campus. $500/mo. Call.
1BR 1BA apts 1 BLKTO UF
,1236 SW 4th Ave.$485/mo
Carpet, Central H& Air
Laundry Facilities. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
1 Block to-UF! Across from Stadium
Efficiency Apt w/ shared bathroom
$285/mo. Does not have full kitchen.
1834 NW 1stAvenue. Call Merrill
Management Inc 372-1494 3-30-3-2
3 BLKS TO UF!
1BR 1BAApt with xtra room
1029 SW 3rd Avenue $485/mo
Carpet, Central H &Air. Call
Merrill Management Inc 372-1494 3-30-3-2
1BR 1BAApt 1 BLK.TO UF!
1218 SW 3rd Ave $435/mo
Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas ht
Includes Wtr, Swg, pst control. Call
Merrill Management Inc 372-1494 3-30-3-2
2BR 1BAApt 5 Blks to UF
840 Sq ft. $550/mo. St. CroixApts
Central H &Air, Inclds Wtr, Swg, Pst Ctrl
& Garbage. 829 SW 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494
Union Street Station 2BR/2BAluxury
apartment. W/D, alarm, Berber carpet, bal-
cony, 3rd floor, free parking. $1250/mo. Call
Eric @ 352-870-9453 4-24-20-2
705 NW.10th Ave. Spacious home. 8 rooms
+ 400 sq ft screened porch. 3BR/1BA,
W/D, short bike to UF. $1230/mo + util.
No pets. Lease for fall. 275-1259. Email
I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!
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.
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
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Fall Spring 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. 1BRI1BA In 3BR/
3BA. Furnished, Starting May through
August 7,-$450/mo. 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 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA @ Melrose
Apts. W/D in unit, cable, intemet, 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, fumished, starting
May, 1 mi from campus, $719/mo w/o utilities
+ internet, price negotiable. Call 305-815-
The Estates. 1BR/1BA in 2/2. Pool view.
Pets welcome. All util. incl. Cable + ethernet.
Female roommate. May-Aug. $545/mo. 512-
Summer Sublease May-Aug. @ G'ville
Place. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA, all util. incl.,
furnished, wash/dry/netlgym/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/1 BA 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 email@example.com-
1BR/BA in 2BR/2.5BA 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 + hew 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 4-4-
Summer Sublease Windsor Hall. Girls bldg.
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
Sunbay Apartments. 1BR in 2Bif/2BA apt.
$270 + util. Close to downtown. Walk to UF
1 BR/1BA in 4/4 apartment
Gainesville Place, poolside furniture/
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! 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 fum., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 3-
WALK/BIKE to UF! 1BR/BA avail. May-Aug.
in 2BRIBA apt fully fum. 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-
ternet. All included $365/OBO. Avail. May to
Aug. 386-334-3400. 3-30-5-3
Female Sublet 1 BR/1 BA in 3/3 apt. in Oxford
Manor. W/D, gym, & pool. April-August or
summer lease. $350 +1/3 util. email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 4-7-10-3
Summer Deal @ Lexington Crossing Two
1 BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA Summier A or Summer
C. Furnished, all util incl. W/D, 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-
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SUMMER SUBLEASE SPYGLASS APTS.
One bedroom with own bathroom available
as of May 6 until July 31. Rent $352/mo, plus
GRU and Cox. Fully furnished, gets lots of
sunlight, -et friendly, 20 bus route, email
Paula at: email@example.com 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.
Summer Sublease @ Campus Lodge. 1BR/
1BA in 2BR/2BA. Third floor, furnished, util,
cable, -ethernet, and much more all incl.
Great view. $510/mo. Matt 954-591-2349
* Windsor Hall female sublet May, June,
July. Single room. Footsteps 2 campus.
$430/mo or best offer. All-inclusive! Call
Morgan 772-559-3521 3-30-3-3
Studio Apt $460/mo incl utils. Located 1 blk
behind Swamp Restaurant
Call Kristin 404-934-0978 4-10-10-3
Sublease @ The Laurels
2BR/2BA in 3BR/3BA. Upstairs w/ balcony,
walk-in closet. $350/mo; Downstairs $335/
mo. Avail May thru Aug. 352-328-4210
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
**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.
1BR/1BA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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 Call 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-
Room w/private bath for rent in 3BR/2BA
house. Close to campus. Available immedi-
ately. $525/mo incl. internet, util, cable. No
smoking, no pets. 352-871-6562 4-3-5-4
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near library downtown. $285 $360/rm + util.
Free internet access. Short term. No pets.
No smoking. 378-1304 4-26-22-4
0 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-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-26-72-5
NEW PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND
EXISTING CONDOS NEAR UF
AT AFFORDABLE PRICES Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call Today
Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus Realty
*NEW JACKSON SQUARE*
Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
the stadium. Classic New Orleans appeal
with state-of-the-art luxury. Reserve today.
52 units available. Starting in mid-200's.
Call Eric Wild 870-9453
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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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2BR/1 BA condo located close to UF, Shands,
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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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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-
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
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3/2 home in NW Gainesville neighborhood.
Great condition w/1 car garage and fenced
yard. Convenient to UF/Shands. $171,900.
Please call for Appt. 352-373-8176. 4-18-
View 50+ DIFFERENT CONDOS NEAR UF
Online at www.ufcondominiums.com.
1 new listing 3 blocks from UF at
835 SW 9th St. Call Eric Leightman
with Action Real Estate 352-219-2879
2BR/2BA CONDO for JUST **$135k**
Right off Archer Road at University -
Commons West. View TODAY. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
OAKBROOK CONDO 2BR/2BA
2nd floor, new appliances, carpets, etc. 2
blocks to campus & Shands. $155,500. Call
CASABLANCA WEST CONDO for sale.
3BR/2.5BA, DW, ref, W/D, parking. Bus
@ entrance, pool, Call 201-213-3619.
Graduating? Need to sell your house or
condo? Call Kate today! Recent UF grad,
student housing specialist. Kate Wallis, ERA
Trend Realty, 359-1112. 4-26-26-5
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
BUYING A HOUSE NEAR UF??
Call Jeff Osgard at 352-262-9119
Campus Realty. 4-3-5-5
2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes
from the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
Currently under construction
2 bedroom 2.5 bath town home floor plans,
Units Starting at $174,900.00
Contact Venture Realty of N. Florida Inc.
Agent Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-26-72-6 -
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT.
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 4-26-72-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-26-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650, Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-26-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6
Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
BRAND NEW FURNITURE
Mattress Sets $169
5pc. Bedroom Sets $495
And Much More! Delivered to your door!
www.gowfb.com Check it out!
Or call (352) 376-1600 4-26-72-6
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 4-26-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New .5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both
for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-0333 4-
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 4-26-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"*
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
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BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
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 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 or 284-1537. 3-28-15-6
All wood. Good condition. Mattress is not
included. $ 120. Call 352-335-2103. 3-
cm wjter aptoei _pali
-Computer/ laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
-Fix it for $44!!
-Home/ dorm 352-219-2980 4-26-68-7
J all Computers
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
5 CRT monitors used in business setting.
Different colors. Great Condition $50 OBO
352-338-2073 x 101, Ask for Mike. 3-28-5-7
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 12-6-118-7
Pioneer 12" Subwoofers
1000 watts. Mounted in dark grey boxes.
Mint cond. $175 Call 376-3970 Cash only.
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
Private, Secure, Gu -r .."''
.,,uw. reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-26-72-10
DENTAL KIT & SUPPLIES
Immaculate condition. Original packaging
purchased Aug 2004. Includes titanium low &
high speed lube-free hand pieces. Brasseler
dental rotary instrument. Slidematic facbow
by Waterpik + more. Asking $6000/OBO.
Pool Table w/Ping Pong Top.
Regulation size, good condition. $600 OBO.
Call 813-205-6926. 3-28-5-10
FOR A HEALTHY BACK
Multi-positional INVERSION TABLE by
Stamina. $150/OBO Call 352-332-8748
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2004 SUZUKI GSXR 600
Blue/white, 3500 mi, Yoshi exhaust, impec-
cably kept, none nicer. $6500. Call 813-362-
1040, 813-361-9040 3-28-10-11
REDUCED MUST SELL
2006 Honda CBR 600RR, Silver & Black.
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-
**CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES **"
SCOOTERS in AMIV -- ....- use
u Tiiiung or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
SUZUKI GSXR 600. SRAD, 1998.
Only 7000 Original miles. Adult owned. Never
wrecked. Two Brothers exhaust. 2 brand new.
tires. Just tuned. Excellent condition $3650.
Call 262-4673. 3-29-7-11
SCOOTER 2006 VERUCCI
Suzuki powered 50cc. Lots of storage com-
partments. Perfect condition. Runs excellent.
Only $675. Call 641-6018. 4-7-13-11
'03 SUZUKI GZ 250
Great condition. Garaged, blue, saddlebags.
$2049/OBO. 5250 mi. Call 377-9139. 3-
* 1 Autos
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-26-72-*2
CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
For CARS, TRUCKS & MOTORCYCLES
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 4-26-
Sun City Auto
No Credit Check "O" Down & Up
www.suncityautosales.com 338-1999 3-31-
Sun City Auto
Bring W-2 File Here Drive TODAY
www.suncityautosales.com 338-1999 3-31-
BEST CARS 0 LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
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Black 2000 w/ 90k mi., beige Ithr int. 8 disc
cd, dual pwr seets, non-smoker, great cond.
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1994 Nissan Quest GXE V6 Mini-van 88k
rear A/C, 7-passenger w/Captain's Chairs,
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very clean $4900 OBO, email@example.com
1 I I Wanted
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need transpor-
tation to go to Angel Gardens hopefully living
in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6948
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady neec'
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-694E
I live in the Tower Rd. area 3-31-49-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-26-
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made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds-to advertising use
caution arid investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
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the largest college newspaper in the
country by applying to be come an
(this is a non-paid spring position
requiring 10-12 hours per week)
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or SFCC student available to
work both spring & summer and are eager to
gain valuable sales experience, stop by the
Alligator. 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill
out an application and a class schedule by
March 31, 2006. We will contact you for an
interview opportunity to get your career jump
started! EEO/AA. 3-31-8-14
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for details. 4-26-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $6.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-26-72-14
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100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS
Apply @ UF Survey Research Center
M-F 9am-9pm 408 W University Ave.
Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105
Must work eve/wknd
$10- 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.15- $7.15/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-26-72-14
Apply online to restaurants, hotels &
clubs in the Gainesville area. We need
servers, cooks, drivers and more. 3-31-
GATOR DOMINO'S is now hiring delivery ex-
perts & outgoing, friendly customer svc rep-
resentatives. Apply online or at our Jonesville
location at 14300 W. Newberry Rd. No exp
necessary. Will train the right people!
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. Domino's now hiring 10 drivers.
Closing drivers earn $100 to $125 each
night. Apply @ 3311 W.University. 377-4992.
ORoom and Board Included
Get Paid to Playl
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-$201hr! Gatorfood.com.
Great Opportuntiy. For info contact Jason
MARIO & LUIGI'S PIZZA Now hi$tng
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
.- a.uand Commission.
Flexible aayimn ., ...-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org *Bilingual
-"iT "- .
Nearwi Owerewyou want ta em
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' camp 6/10-24. Girls' camp 6/24-
7/22. Contact email@example.com
UPBEAT, OUTGOING HOSTESS to invite
& greet guests at Jewell's. 4 positions
avail, $7/hr ALSO BARTENDERS &
WAITRESSES. Apply in person M-F, 2-
5pm, 108 S. Main St. 4-14-30-14
Customer Service Sales Stock. Apply in
Person 7100 W. University Ave. or 5010 NW
34th St 4-4-20-14
$ DANCERS $
Apply in person only Thur. thru Sat. 8:30 PM,
2212 SW 13th St. TRADERS. 4-4-20-14
Brand Protection Agency
Internet Researchers needed
for our Gainesville office.
Pay starts at 8.00/hr.
Exp. in MS Office, and Internet.
FT 9AM-6PM (M-F) PT Negotiable.
ARC ofAlachua County, Inc.
Apply at: 3303 NW 83rd St., or fax
resume to: 352-334-4030, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org EOE, Drug Free
Residentail Habilitation Tech: Looking for
caring, honest & energetic persons to as-
sist developmentally, disabled adults and
children. 2yr. education or 2yrs. exp. work-
ing w/developmentally disabled, children
or elderly. Flexible scheduling/job sharing
Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
.... 5 m-HIFT RUNNERS needed.
Apply after 5pm a o- .....
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
$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 NW 22nd Dr.
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Excellent pay. Call 378-8252 4-3-10-14
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.
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
SWeb 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, pilates,
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!
If you love: meeting new people,
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LANDSCAPERS NEEDED FT/PT
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PIZZA MAKERS. Must be availa le to-wv
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STAR PIZZA, 2300 NW 39th Ave. 3-28-5-14
Get Paid & Have Fun Flexible Hrs &
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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 email@example.com. 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.
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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 SW25th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida
Hire Great Attitudes Only!!!
Dining Services is currently recruiting
for the following position:
Must be able to work various shifts.
Hiring smiles and great attitudes to wait
tables in our resort style retirement
community. No experience necessary; will-
ing to train those with the right attitude and
commitment to providing excellent
customer service. Flexible schedules of-
fered and guaranteed hourly rate of pay.
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
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 17
Now hiring smiling waitstaff and happy
kitchen workers. Must be reliable and drug
free. Apply in person only CAFE GARDENS
1643 NW1 Ave. 3-29-5-14
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 ASAPI. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 3-30-5-14
FRONT OFFICE WORKER- FT
Medical office. $10/hr. Fax resume & hand
written coverletter to Pam Hall, RN 352-331-
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 email@example.com or fax 224-2216
(DOB 01/19/65); 5'06",
150 ibs, Blonde Hair,
Possession of a
and possession use
etc of drug
Call (352) 372-STOP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by April 13, 2006. Interview information re-
garding group interview on April 15 will be
sent out upon receipt. 4-12-13-14
Are you energetic and motivated? Are
you looking for a flexible job? LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers, Inc. is cur-
rently seeking part-time Donor Scheduling
Representatives to help maintain the com-
munity blood supply. Evening and weekend
shifts are available. To apply, please call
(352) 224-1741 after 5pm Monday through
Thursday and leave a message. EOE/DFWP.
Controller needed to manage financial
aspects of business functions at World
Class Cement Manufacturing Plant. Will be
required to measure manufacturing perfor-
mances and report financial results to Plant
Manager, Owners and Executive group.
Will oversee general ledger journal entries,
accounts payable, accounts receiveable,
asset management budgeting and financial
Excellent communication and computer skills
a must! Great Plains software experience a
plus. Prefer 2 years of related experience.
Salary Range $40,000 $45,000
Fax or mail resume and cover letter to:
Fax: (386) 935-5071
Suwannee American Cement HR
PO Box 410
Branford, FL 32008
* 1 Services
Close To UF, Convenient
533 SW 2nd 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
Save $$ with coupons from the Alligator.
U| Services D
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. 4-3-40-15
MATH.& PHYSICS TUTOR
Lots of experience. PhD in Mathematical
Physics. $15/hr. email Andrew:
* GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Custom Posters 0 Exhibits 0 Awards
Top Quality Fast Service Low Prices
* AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS-*
Plaques Name Badges Cups Etc.
Best Selection In Town
1/2 head $65. Full head $85
Hair extensions, shampoo, cut, style $25
HAIR BY GLENDA (352) 258-8431
Hand mobile wash clean & wax. Call Steve
Art Studio Space and Art Classes
Only $50 Monthly. Membership Fee!!!
Must register by March 31st!!! Contact us at:
EW CLEANING SERVICE
Affordable cleaning with a woman's touch
Maid service. Residential & Commercial.
Same Day Cleaning Service Available
352-494-6458 ask for Earnestine
* Health Services
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THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
ATTENTION STUDENTS AFFORDABLE
HEALTH & DENTAL PLANS
from A+ Company. Apply Online
Plans are portable & renewable. 3-31-18-16
NEED ENERGY? Try "ACT". Feel it in min-
utes! Lasts all Day! Call for FREE Sample.
(888) 275-2112 4-3-5-6
0* Typing Services
SAME DAY SERVICE: transcription, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletter,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
exp. 24-hr turnaround. Connie 271-2677
WILDERNESS 1st RESPONDER Taught by
NOLS/WMI Learn to handle medical emer-
gencies 5/7-16 10 days 80hrs. Gold Head
Branch State Park, 30mi from G'ville. 866-
SEEKING CONTESTANTS FOR THE
2006 MISS ALACHUA COUNTY and
TEEN ALACHUA COUNTY FLORIDA USA
PAGEANT. May 7th in Gainesville For more
info and an entry form call 372-6133. 3-
Interested In Learning About '
Join us for a seminar at the Reitz Union on
Thursday, March 30, 6-7:30pm, in room 349.
WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
ANONYMOUS FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL
Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Call for the best group rates!
Alachua County Health Dept. Call 352-338-8408
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) 4-26-72-21
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
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
CLEARANCE SALE All CDs must go -
100,000+ CDs on sale $5.99. Ten for $50.
We need more room for our GIANT DVD
INVENTORY. Cash paid for DVDs. Hear
Again 818 W. University Ave. 373-1800 4-
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
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Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the
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way to meet cool people and it works. Chat
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ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
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Kristin Nichols. Alligator StaH
UF's Adrian Moss turns away after Joakim Noah passes over Wis-
consin-Milwaukee's Derrick Ford during the Gators' 82-60 win.
* THE LEAGUE RANKED
FOURTH IN RPI.DURING THE
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS Prior to the
start of this season, it wasn't just
UF that felt the sting of star play-
ers leaving early for the NBA.
While Anthony Roberson and
Matt Walsh bailed on UF, Brandon
Bass, last year's Southeastern
Conference Player of the Year, left
As even more departures de-
pleted SEC rosters Kentucky's
Kelenna Azubuike, Arkansas'
Olu Famutimi and Alabama's
Kennedy Winston many ana-
lysts perceived the conference as a
young, second-rate league.
Just two teams, Kentucky and
Alabama, cracked the top 25 at
the beginning of the season. But
in the end, UF and LSU proved the
theory of addition by subtraction,
as both knocked off No. 1 seeds on
their way to clinching spots in the
Final Four, which is set to begin
Saturday in Indianapolis.
"I thought we were supposed
to have a down year," said senior
Adrian Moss after the Gators
defeated Villanova on Sunday.
"I thought that was the saying
around college basketball, that the
SEC had a down year, but we got
two teams in. It's a great feeling."
Joining the two SEC teams
are Pac-10 champion UCLA and
the ultimate underdog, George
Mason, out of the Colonial Athletic
The SEC checked in at No. 4 in
conference RPI at the end of the
regular season, with the Pac-10 at
No. 7 and the CAA at No. 10.
The Big Ten, Big East and
Atlantic Coast conferences were
ranked the top three conferences
in the country, but none of them
have a team still in the race for the
The Big Ten
didn't get a team
in the Sweet
16, two ACC
teams lost in the
Sweet 16 and
the Big East's
two best teams,
Donovan Connecticut and
bounced in the Elite Eight.
"Coming into the year, a lot of
people were saying how far the
SEC is down this year," UF for-
ward Chris Richard said. "We've
got two teams in the Final Four.
The Big East was supposed to be
the best conference, and they don't
have anybody left in the [NCAA]
"LSU is a great team. I think
we're a great team, and it's a pos-
sibility we can play them again
in the national championship if
we take care of business against
If the NCAA Tournament is the
ultimate measuring stick, then it
would be safe to say that the SEC
has proven its superiority against
the other conferences simply by
putting two teams in the Final
But it's a claim that UF coach
Billy Donovan disputes.
"I've never been a big believer
that the Tournament has any cor-
relation to the regular season. It
just doesn't," Donovan said. "It's a
total, separate, different entity.
"So, to sit there and say that
because LSU and Florida are in
the Final Four, therefore it's a great
league, I'm not so sure I agree with
Donovan has said he under-
stands the perception that the
Tournament is the barometer by
which seasons are judged. Given
the nature of the Tournament and
its one-and-done format, a great
season can seem spoiled by one
And given how the Tournament
goes, Donovan knows things easily
could have turned out differently.
"You could start this tourna-
ment over again, and you could
have a totally different group of
Final Four teams," Donovan said.
"With that being said, I don't
think the NCAA Tournament has
anything to do with the strength of
"People thought our conference
was down. Well, you can't say our
conference is down because we had
all these departures, because we
have two teams in the Final Four.
It's a great league; it's underrated."
Brewer's punch sparks image reformation for hardened Gators
The nastiest four-letter word in the
dictionary of basketball followed the
Gators from Gainesville to Lexington,
Ky., and everywhere in between.
It surfaced in a bowl of Billy Donovan's
Alpha-Bits cereal and haunted the Gators in
But during one seemingly innocent pick-
up game of basketball last spring, former UF
guard Matt Walsh learned the hard way that
the Gators were ready to permanently ban any
reference to the word "soft."
And as Walsh painfully discovered, the
penalty was no mere fine from the FCC.
Instead, it was a skirmish with Corey
Brewer, which might have convinced Walsh
to skip town.
It's a fight that will become a legendary
tale, and like most legends, there are various
versions of the scuffle.
Lee Humphrey said he's not sure if
Brewer's fist actually made contact with
Walsh's memorable face.
But it's not important if Walsh walked
away with a bruised face or just a bruised ego
because that one moment ushered in a new
era of UF basketball, and according to Brewer,
it helped form the tenacious character that's.
defining UF's tournament run.
"We don't take anything from anybody,
especially not anybody on this team," said
Brewer, fed up with UF's former attitude.
"Everybody always was calling Florida soft.
That was their mindset. But we're trying to
change the face of this program. We're not soft.
We're going to play as hard as anybody."
Soft meant a humiliating loss at the hands
of Manhattan in the 2004 NCAA Tournament.
Soft meant a nasty blow from Michigan State
Sin the second round of
the 2003 tourney that
had the No. 2-seeded
Gators pleading -for
But tough and gritty,
Andrew these Gators will play in
Abramson the Final Four and are
Drew's Control salivating at the thought
email@example.com of a national champion-
ship that is surprisingly
It was almost like a true coup. Before last
season, four 18-year-olds showed up at UF's
gym wearing their varsity pins and drooling
at the sight of college girls in thongs.
They should have been intimidated when
the established veterans arrived, ready to
wreak havoc on a new crew of whipping
Soft or not, Walsh, David Lee and Anthony
Roberson weren't about to lose to a bunch of
The kids had plans of their own.
"It was a summer pick-up game, and it was
underclassmen versus upperclassmen," guard
Taurean Green said. "We played the best of
seven, and we won the series 4-3. Corey hit the
Less than two years later, Brewer hit anoth-
er game-winning shot, but this basket against
Georgetown propelled the Gators into an Elite
Eight showdown against Villanova.
It's such a drastic turnaround in such a
short time that it still seems like a strange,
Ambien-induced dream. No matter how
much the Gators accomplished during their
previous era, at the end of the day, they were
SEE ANDREW, PAGE 20
*UF linebacker Brandon Siler
was named to the Lott Trophy
Watch List on Monday. The tro-
phy isawarded annually to the
nation's best defensive player.
U Softball Doubleheader: Auburn
vs. UF, Florida Softball Stadium
5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
* Game 1 will be televised live on
Sun Sports (Cox channel 48).
01956: Jerry Bilyk sets a UF baseball record
by hitting a home run in his third straight
game. Jason Dill would later break that re-
cord with a four-game streak in April during
the 1998 season.
EMen's NIT: Old Dominion vs.
Michigan, ESPN2, 7 p.m.
iMen's NIT: South Carolina vs.
Louisville, ESPN2, 9 p.m.
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UF to open Auburn series
* THE TEAM'S SUCCESS RESTS ON
THE ARMS OF FRESHMAN PITCHERS.
By BRIAN STEELE
The UF softball team may not be as confi-
dent as its box scores imply.
Even after winning two consecutive
Southeastern Conference series and nine of
its last 11, UF coach Tim Walton isn't overly
confident with his team's mental state head-
ing into tonight's doubleheader against No.
"We're a little fragile if you want me to
really be honest with you," Walton said. "We
didn't have a whole lot of kids have success
[against Arkansas during the weekend], and
we just have to work hard to build them back
Walton may have a point. UF (26-11, 5-4
SEC) would rather not remember the last time
it faced a ranked opponent, when they were
swept in a series at No. 6 Alabama.
This time, the Gators hope to improve in all
aspects against the Crimson Tide's state rival.
"[We need to work on] everything: pitch-
ing, defense, hitting, you name it," junior
shortstop Lauren Roussell said. "Every aspect
of our game needs to get better if we want to
be at the top to where we want to be."
While the Gators hope to improve all
around, Walton knows that much of his team's
success rests on the arms of freshman pitchers
Lindsay Littlejohn and Stacey Nelson.
"They've been pitching for a long time now,
and I think they know they're going to have to
work on getting ahead of batters and putting
them away," Walton said. "When Nelson was
getting ahead, she was getting them to chase
bad pitches. So that's our goal, to get those two
As another difficult SEC series looms,
Littlejohn knows she must be focused.
"We just need to focus on one pitch at a
time," Littlejohn said. "If it needs to be lower,
get the pitch lower."
WALESZONIA HONORED: Outfielder
Kim Waleszonia was named SEC Softball
Freshman of the Week on Monday, becoming
the second UF player to earn the award in as
Waleszonia hit .467 with a run scored, three
RBI and a walk during the Gators' four-game
slate against Jacksonville and Arkansas last
Gators earn No. 1 seed
SBy CHRIS WHITE
The NCAA announced on
Monday its hosting site- for
Regional Chanmpionship.;. and the
Gators have drain themselves a
map to Fayetteville, Ark., home of
The Gators are coming off a
third-place Southeastern Conference
finish, placing behind the only two
teams that got the best of them all
season, No. 5 Alabama and de-
fending national champion No. 1
UF coach Rhonda Faehn described
the team's 196.275 score in the SEC
Championship meet as "uncharacter-
istic," but wasn't shy about laying out
the team's goals for the Regionals.
"Our goal, obviously, is to hit 24
for 24 and come away with a title and
advance to nationals," Faehn said.
The No. 3 Gators will head ft
Arkansas as the meet's top seed,
and UCLA, tied for ninth, is the only
other team in the field ranked in the
nation's top 10.
The top two teams from each of
the six regions will advance to the
NC AA Championships on April 20.t
S scheduled for
April 8, Faehn
Said her team has
GymnastlCS time to prepare
for South Central
Region opponents UCLA, Illinois,
Illinois-Chicago, Southeast Missouri
State and the Razorbacks, whom the
Gators defeated in February.
"Now we just have to utilize this
week and a half to rest our athletes
and get them built back up again for
Regionals," Faehn said.
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Gators return to N.C. healthy
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
The scenario is the same: six-straight wins,
confidence booming and another trip to North
Carolina to play a team ranked No. 10.
Last time, the No. 6 UF women's tennis team
learned a valuable lesson when it lost on Feb. 26
to then-No. 10 North Carolina: Don't take any
match for granted. UF coach Roland Thomqvist
told his team exactly that as they will once again
head to North Carolina, this time to play No. 10
Duke at 5 p.m. in Durham.
"That match against North Carolina serves as
an example as to what can happen when you're
not ready to play," Thomqvist said. "And I think
that's what happened up there. We'd sure like to
have that one back."
The loss serves as the only blemish on UF's 12-
1 record. But the best thing going for the Gators
right now is that the whole team is finally healthy,
Sophomore Alex Liles and freshman Keri
Robison are back from injuries and are making
significant contributions to the team, he said.
That kind of group.effort is what the team is
going to need to make a run at the Southeastern
Conference and NCAA championships,
"Right now, we have eight
players that can all contribute," he
said. "And that's what a champi-
onship team needs.
Tennis "When we put our whole
lineup out there, there's not going
to be a whole lot of teams that can beat us."
Sophomore Whitney Benik has been on a roll
herself. She has won 13-straight dual matches
and moved up to No. 3 in the singles lineup.
Benik also has teamed up with senior Alexis
Gordon, and the two have complemented each
other well in No. 1 doubles.
"Yeah, we're real confident right now,"
Thomqvist said. "But the first thing you do is tur
around and say, 'Hey, if you're not ready to play,
look what happened in Chapel Hill.'"
. ANDREW ,from page 18
always out-hustled in the only
Same that fans remember fair or
not the final game, the NCAA
The Gators' transformation into a
tough team with a lethal inside pres-
ence has been well-documented all
season. But there's one thing about
playing tough in December, and
there's another about unleashing
the beast when the entire nation has
its eyes glued on UF, waiting for the
team to slip up so they can say, "See,
it really is the Gators."
Perhaps that's the reason the
nation still isn't rocking out with
Joakim Noah on the UF bandwagon,
even though the Gators are the cear
favorites to win the national title.
Perception is everything. When
fans still see orange and blue, they
have a difficult time believing it's a
color combination capable of win-
ning the big one.
But if you're one of those doubt-
ers, don't tell Brewer, unless you've
brought along a pair of boxing
gloves and a shot of morphine.
And if you're George Mason,
you better bring mass amounts of
firepower to combat Brewer and
Co., because the Gators won't flop.
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