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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 125
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006
* THE OFFICIAL UF BOOSTERS' TRAVEL COMPANY
IS SELLING PACKAGES FROM $1,500 TO $2,000.
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Student tickets for the Final Four are sold out, but
there are still ways to gain admission to the RCA Dome in
For those seeking luxury to those with thin wallets, from
the diehard fans to the bandwagon jumpers, there are still
Total Sports Travel, the official travel company of Gator
Boosters Inc. and the Florida Alumni Association, is offering
Final Four ticket packages that include transportation and
Prices for the ticket packages range from $1,500 to
But there are cheaper alternatives for students who want
to be among the 57,000-plus fans in
3 On eBay, auctions ended on
Tuesday for two tickets to both semi-
finals and the championship games
for as low as $212.50, and the Web
site listed numerous others at $500 or
cheaper as of Tuesday night at 10 p.m.
"I want to go so bad it hurts," said UF senior and Rowdy
Reptile member Matt Thomton. "I can't focus on school-
work because its all I keep thinking about. I'll drive up
there and try [to buy tickets] if I have to."
Other brokers offer more affordable tickets for students
As of Tuesday night, ticketliquidator.com,
onlineseats.com and cheappremiumtickets.com all had tick-
ets for less than $500.
UF was allotted 3,750 tickets for the Final Four, the same
amount as each school that advanced to Indianapolis.
SOut of those, 400 were reserved for students, with the
rest going to the Gators boosters and alumni, said Mark
Gajda, student ticket supervisor for the University Athletic
Gajda said student tickets went on sale Monday at 5:30
p.m. for $170 each and sold out almost immediately.
"Ten percent of the ticket population is what is allocated
[for students] for championship events," Gajda said. "It's
just a number that the Athletic Association agreed upon."
The RCA Dome will not be selling tickets at its box office
either, Gajda said.
In order to qualify for tickets through the UF ticket office,
students had to attend eight games at the O'Connell Center
"It's a shame that the real Gator fans can't find tickets,"
UF business student Zack Long said. "I was on the phones,
but couldn't get through. I was just waiting and waiting,
and then it disconnected me.
"My friends and I are still trying, just praying, that some-
thing will come through."
Roaring their terrible roars
Brian Keith, Smathers Library human resources officer, reads "Where the Wild Things Are" to children
from the Baby Gator Child Care Center during Read-A-Thon on the Plaza of the Americas on Monday. The
Read-A-Thon will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Thursday with 10-minute readings by faculty, students
and staff. The Read-A-Thon is b kickoff for National Library Week held April 2-8.
Freedom of the student press
Editor's note: This is the seventh in
a series of stories commemorating
the Independent Florida Alligator's
100th year of publication. The fol-
lowing covers UF events from 1970
to 1979. A new decade will be fea-
tured every Wednesday.
By NEIL HUGHES
and OLIVIA ORMOS
Alligator Staff Writers
It is said that the pen is mightier than-
For the Florida Alligator, it wasn't a
pen but a single sheet of paper that start-
ed a battle few could have anticipated.
On Oct. 6, 1971, the university-
owned paper knowingly broke a Florida
law by inserting a pamphlet into each
copy of the newspaper. The pamphlet
included the contact information of abor-
tion-rights organizations in states around
Alligator-in-Chief Ron Sachs said it
was done to expose an "archaic" law.
The resulting legal battle between
the Alligator and UF President Stephen
< .,, resulted in the
nUJl gaIo .- separation of
......, .. the Alligator
Thus, independence came to be for
the Independent Florida Alligator.
During its struggles and subsequent
off-campus move, the paper found
an unlikely, temporary ally: Student
Then-Student Body President
Samuel W Taylor issued a press release
in January 1973, encouraging the UF
administration to do all it could to assure
the Alligator's success as an independent
The union between SG and the paper,
however, proved to be short-lived.
On April 21, 1976, the day of SG pres-
idential runoff elections, about 17,500
copies of the Alligator disappeared from
campus and city distribution bins.
University Police and the State
Attorney's Office investigated, conclud-
ing that members of the Common Sense
party one of two in that year's election
- carried out the theft. The stolen edi-
tion endorsed the opposing party that
eventually won the election.
The UF Office of Student Judicial
Affairs found 10 students, including
high-ranking members of SG and Florida
SEE 1970s, PAGE 4
* As the Final Four
the one thing that
the UF basketball
be focusing on?
The NBA, said
Joakim Noah, a po-
tential lottery pick.
See story, pg. 16.
Former UN inspector: Iraq war 'not worth a single life'
The U.S. went to war because of domestic politics, not
national'security, a former United Nations inspector said
Scott Ritter, who served as the Chief Weapons Inspector
n0i11n for the UN Special Commission in Iraq, ad-
auHsivo dressed about 100 audience members at the
Reitz Union Arrendondo Room about what
he felt was the corruption and illegitimacy of the U.S. war
All weapons of mass destruction in Iraq were destroyed
by May of 1991, he said.
To read more on this story, visit www.alligator.org.
* UF students
could have a
hold put on
if they don't
take an online
story, pg. 5.
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2, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006
International students may
get no state scholarships
The Florida House of
Representatives passed a bill last
week that UF officials fear could
deter foreigners from attending
The bill, which bars interna-
tional students from receiving
state scholarship money, is being
discussed in the Florida Senate.
It aims to transfer funds that
would support foreign students
to need-based scholarships for
Rep. Dick Kravitz, R-
Jacksonville, said he wrote the
bill in order to put Florida's pri-
orities in order.
"Do we try to take care of our
own residents your neighbors,
my neighbors, my constituents
- first, or do we look outside the
country first?" he said.
SUF administrators have ex-
pressed dismay over this bill.
They fear it could tarnish UF's
image abroad, repelling valuable
researchers from the university.
Student Body President Joe
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Goldberg said he and the
Student Body presidents of the
other 10 state universities met
with Gov. Jeb Bush last week to
denounce the bill.
"The diversity and the dif-
ferent cultures that [interna-
tiorial students] bring to our
campus are so important, and
we don't feel that this bill is
necessary," he said.
Student Government's pri-
vate lobbying group is fighting
the bill in Tallahassee, as is the
Florida Student Association,
a statewide student-advocacy
group, Goldberg said.
Reitz Union Colonnade,
Student Government hosts
apartment complex fair.
Library West Entrance,
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Smathers Libraries presents
community leaders reading
from their favorite books.
Doria Roberts speaks
Orange & Brew, 6 p.m.
Black, lesbian singer/
songwriter performs and
speaks about being a "multi-
minority" in America.
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Local bands advance to top 50 in mtvU contest
* SUNDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE
ONLINE FOR THE BANDS.
By ASHLEY PACK
Alligator Contributing Writer
Two bands from UF have made it to
the semi-finals for the third annual mtvU
Best Music on Campus contest after judges
ranked them among the top 50 bands in
The bands, March to May and Velveteen
Pink, each had to submit three original
songs as well as pictures and biographies.
The winner of the competition will get
a record deal with Drive-Thru Records,
which has an approximate retail value of
$20,000, according to the official rules.
The first round had hundreds of ap-
plicants that a panel of judges narrowed
down to 50. The second round, which will
whittle the competition down to 25 artists,
will be decided by votes from mtvU.com.
The last day to vote is Sunday.
People can rate the bands on a scale of
one to five, as many times as they want,
so both bands are encouraging the support
of UF students in their cause. If the bands
make it through this round, they'll face
three more before getting a deal.
"We hadn't anticipated going this far,
so we are excited," said Tim Deaux, a UF
art history graduate student in Velveteen
Pink. "We are trying to get better as a
March to May sent out an e-mail to fans
asking them to vote.
"It would be really gratifying to know
people are interested in our music," said
Michael Boynton, a sophomore in political
science and history.
Boynton plays keyboard and does vo-
cals for the band. The other members are
Carl Nyberg, a'microbiology sophomore
who plays bass, Mike Pensky, a finance
major who does back-up vo-
Student cals and guitar, and Aubrey
Life Way, a journalism sophomore
who plays drums.
They entered the contest
last year, but did not make it into the top
50. As for this year, they are hoping for the
best but don't want to get their hopes up.
"It's not an easy business to make it
in,"-Way said. "It takes a lot of luck and
The second band, Velveteen Pink, has
been together for about a year and has a
pop sound that was influenced by Stevie
Wonder, Prince and Midnight Star.
"I think we are different from other
bands," said Stanley Walker, who plays
keyboard. "I think that is a good thing."
The other members of the band are
Alfredo Lapuz Jr., a computer engineer-
ing graduate who playskeyboard, Nick
Robbins, a psychology major who plays
drums, and Deaux, who plays guitar and
bass. All of the members of the group per-
"We are hoping for the best," Deaux
said. "This isn't going to make or break
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Inserts list abortion referrals
By ROBERT ROTHMAN
Alligator Staff Writer
Leaflets containing a story which
lists abortion referral services will
be included in today's Alligator, if
plans made by Alligator Editor-in-
Chief Ron Sachs at press time are
The article in question had
been approved for publication by
the Board of Student Publications
(BSP) at a meeting Monday, but
Students congregate on the
Plaza of the Americas.
their decision was overturned
by UF President Stephen C.
The leaflets were to be hand
inserted this morning "barring any
unforeseen interference on the
part of the administration," Sachs
said. They can be found on top of
page three in copies of The Alligator
Sachs had lunch Tuesday with
O'Connell and Student Body
President Don Middlebrooks.
According to Sachs, the meeting was
a friendly one. "We're interested in
the same issues and both agree that
the best way to resolve the situation
is in court," Sachs said.
O'Connell said that The Alligator
has a purpose somewhat different
from that of a commercial newspa-
per, although it is not an instrument
of the University
O'Connell also stated that he
would not delegate authority to
break the law to anyone.
Following the luncheon, Sachs
commented that "I understand
President O'Connell's opinion, but
I do not agree with it." He explained
that O'Connell, in his (Sachs')
viewpoint, was looking at the issue
from a legal standpoint, instead of a
Sachs pointed out that in the
commercial press, a publisher
would consider both the journalistic
viewpoint as well as the legal rami-
Photos courtesy of the University of Florida Archives
The intersection of 13th Street and University Avenue during a demonstration.
Archaic abortion law gets
By RON SACHS court ruling on the constitutionality
Alligator-in-Chief of the law. A three-judge panel threw
the case out, without ruling on the
Abortions. law passed by the 1868 legislature.
They afe illegal in the state of Some 17 states have now up-
Florida. dated their abortion laws to varying
According to Florida Statute extents. Several other states have
797.02, it is also illegal to offer any legislation pending. Such is not the
information on where abortions may case in Florida.
be obtained, legal or illegal. The Florida Alligator offers the
That is a state law, punishable by following list of abortion referral
one year in prison or a $1,000 fine. agencies.
Two Tallahassee ministers, who This information, originally
were offering abortion counseling scheduled for publication Friday,
to FSU women, recently sought a Oct. 1,waswithheldbytheAlligator's
editorial adviser because of its viola-
tion of Florida Statute 797.02. The
Board of Student Publications could
not raise a quorum to hear the is-
sue at hand Sunday, thus leaving
responsibility for the publication of
the information to the editor.
It is offered because the Alligator
feels such information should be
available in this state.
Florida Statute 797.02 is un-
constitutional, restraining the press
from printing what are well-ac-
knowledged facts that abortions
may be legally obtained.
Scent of marjiuana intoxicating at Gators football games
1970s, from page 1
Blue Key, guilty of violating the Student
Laws were frequently broken at UF by stu-
dents during the '70s, especially when it came
to marijuana, one alumnus said. -
'At football games you didn't have to worry
about the university or the police being con-
cerned about any marijuana because they
didn't hassle students," said Stuart Dropkin,
UF alumnus of 1978. "You just had to take a
When they weren't getting high at football
games, students watched "Zap the Dog" play
Frisbee on the Plaza of the Americas, Dropkin
Streaking and 'panty raids' were also popu-
lar at the time. One streaker gained exposure
during a nationally televised basketball game.
"People got naked and ran around campus
at night in single-file lines," Dropkin said.
Despite the good times had by some, racial
tension was still a major issue for the campus.
Many of the civil rights movements that began
in the 1960s culminated in the early '70s.
The struggle for meaningful racial integra-
tion peaked in April 1971, when black stu-
dents occupied President O'Connell's office,
demanding significant changes in admissions
and the social environment on campus.
"Being a student, there was a lot of so-
cial and political unrest," said Dropkin, 53.
"Students stormed Tigert Hall in alliance
of black issues not being addressed and the
The university responded with police cars,
each filled with six officers, patrolling 13th
Black fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi and the
Black Culture Center were founded in 1972,
opening more doors for blacks.
Progress continued with the nomination
of UF's seventh president in 1974, Robert
Marston, a former Rhodes scholar and direc-
tor of the National Institutes of Health.
"In his inaugural speech, he committed
UF to affirmative action, a better academic
and cultural life and fundraising," said Carl
Van Ness, university archivist. "His appoint-
ment is a watershed in UF history:"
Marston initiated the eminent scholars
program and strengthened UF's research and
"During his tenure we went from being a
large, state university with a good undergradu-
ate program to a recognized leader in research
and development," Van Ness said.
Students protest the Vietnam War on campus. Large sit-ins within campus build-
ings were coordinated to protest the war or demand racial equality.
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Students protest the Vietnam War on campus. Large sit-ins within campus build-
ings were coordinated to protest the war or demand racial equality,
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 5
New sheriff candidate talks
* ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE VETERAN BUTCH JONES RUNS
AGAINST FIVE OTHER CANDIDATES.
By BOBBY EAGLE
Alligator Contributing Writer
A retired lieutenant from the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office will announce his
candidacy for Sheriff of Alachua County on
Butch Jones, a local business owner, said
his 30 years of experience with the sheriff's of-
fice and his work in mental health make him
qualified for the position.
"We feel we have our finger on the pulse
of the community," Jones said. "And we feel
we know what they need and want from law
He will officially announce his candidacy
Thursday morning at the Alachua County
Jones is running against five other can-
didates, according to the Alachua County
Supervisor of Elections Web site. He is the
latest to announce his candidacy for sheriff in
the November general election.
One of his opponents on the Democratic
ticket is Bill Davis, who came within less than
2 percentage points of winning the 2004 elec-
Despite the competition, Jones said he
believes voters will see he is still the better
candidate because of his education and ex-
perience in the law enforcement and mental
"I think [the voters] are going to see that
I'm not just a political candidate," Jones said.
"I'm just a person who cares about the citi-
zens of Alachua County, and I think we have
a good plan that will help them."
Jones said his campaign platform focuses
on three main issues: the unification of local
law enforcement agencies to increase effi-
ciency, jail reform and increased law enforce-
ment presence in areas where citizens do not
currently have adequate service.
He said if a criminal steals a car in
'Gainesville and takes it out to county land to
deal drugs, the Gainesville Police Department
has to investigate the car theft while the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office has to inves-
tigate the drugs.
Jones said his platform would make it
easier for the two agencies to work together.
"The criminal element
does not recognize the
i.T. imaginary line between the
city and the county," Jones
said. "They're not restricted
t into these boundaries we
=I i have set up."
Jones Jones said he wants
Candidate for sheriff to reform the jail system
to reduce the population
of nonviolent offenders, address issues of
mental health and reduce the cost of housing
"They are going to go to work to pay for
their own keep instead of the citizens having
to do so," Jones said. "If they choose to be
institutionalized, then we choose to put them
Jones was born in Marion and raised in
Lake City. He has lived in Alachua County
The other candidates for Alachua County
Sheriff are Sadie Damell, Bill Davis, Emery
Gainey, Jeff McAdams and Lonnie Scott, as
listed on the Alachua County Supervisor of
Elections Web site.
UF brews alcohol plan
By CHRISTA WAGERS
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF has a new plan to solve its
UF students will be required to
take an online course about alcohol,
Vice President for Student Affairs
Patricia Telles-Irvin said at a meeting
"We're actually going to put a
hold on their transcripts," Telles-Irvin
The town hall meeting on alcohol
awareness took place at the Savannah
Grand, 301 N. Main St.
The course is an online survey
called MyStudentBody.com that
asks students questions about their
drinking habits, said Tavis Glassman,
UF coordinator for alcohol and other
"Wow, you drink more than 90
percent of the population," might be
one person's response to the survey,
UF has been promoting the Web
site to the student population by
encouraging instructors to use it for
extra credit. It has also been recom-
mended to students who come to
the Student Health Care Center, said
Maureen Miller, another alcohol and
drug prevention coordinator.
UF has not yet decided how to
contact students about the new re-
quirement, Miller said.
The site has an interactive calo-
rie and money-spending calculator
where students can enter what kind
and how much alcohol they use.
It has already been put into other
schools' programs, including Florida
State University, Glassman said.
The idea is that students will be
able to relate to calories and money
more than what their livers will look
like in thirty years, Glassman said.
The new course for students is
not the only effort UF will be making
Telles-Irvin said she will send a
letter to all UF students' parents that
will include information about exces-
She said she was pleased with the
Museum and Gator Nights programs,
with an en-
than drinking. She said she wants to
start more nonalcoholic programs.
Also on the town hall panel were
Sandy Hollinger of the Alachua
County School Board, Gwen Lowe of
the Prevention Program at the Corer
Drug Store of Gainesville, Dennis
Thombs of the UF Department of
Health Education and Behavior, and
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan.
The panel and crowd blamed par-
ents and society for binge and under-
Lowe noted that she felt too few
parents attended the meeting.
"We need many more parents to
come out and help us," she said.
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Commission takes a
stand against students
G ainesville has its problems.
Packs of homeless people wander the streets daily,
panhandling for money, while traffic, which never gets
much above a crawl, is nearly impassable for about 12 hours
And then there's that whole "redeveloping the East Side"
But on Monday night, the most pressing business at hand
for the Gainesville City Commission was dealing with city resi-
dents who have the nerve to park their cars on their lawns. That
evening, the Commission voted unanimously to allow more
neighborhoods the ability to require residents to park cars only
in garages or on driveways.
Yes, you and your children can sleep soundly once again,
secure in the knowledge that Bubba Joe next door is keeping his
rusted '76 Pinto off the crabgrass and dollarweeds.
But these new restrictions could be setting a dangerous
precedent. If neighborhoods are going to be able to tell residents
where they can park, how long can it be before they're telling us
the shade of beige to paint our homes and where we position
our required 1.5 lawn ornaments?
It's a slippery slope.
Of course, the real purpose of the new restrictions could be
even more sinister.
These restrictions will serve to limit the number of students
invading unhappy residents' neighborhoods.
We figure that most students living off campus have cars,
and often, students live three or four to a house. That means
three or four cars out front.
And that means it can be infeasible to park them all in the
So what better way to solve the problem of student invasion
than to restrict where they can park? Residents are happy they
don't have to deal with us pesky kids and the Commission
can do it all under the guise of city beautification.
Maybe one day the City Commission will apply its skills to
the other, more important problems facing Gainesville.
The city could certainly use it.
ome readers may have
noticed that the above
cartoon is drawn by
Andy Marlette, our infamous
Still others probably
remember that at the begin-
ning of this semester, we an-
nounced Marlette's gradua-
tion and departure from the
Alligator staff. At the time, we
called for aspiring cartoonists
to rush to the Alligator and fill
So why is he back on our
pages? Why have we resur-
rected such a controversial
figure when UF offers us a
treasure trove of talented stu-
Because our new cartoon-
ist, Andrew Williams, doesn't
have the time to produce a
cartoon every day. Because
often we don't receive edito-
rial cartoons from freelance
artists. Because we think
Marlette's cartoons are
more relevant to Gainesville
than those of our previous,
syndicated cartoonist, Mike
Luckovich. Besides, we'd
rather support a UF alumnus
than a nationally syndicated
We will only run Marlette's
work when we don't have a
publishable cartoon drawn by
a UF student. We have to run
something in that space every
day, and we think Marlette's
cartoons fill it nicely.
But they don't fit the space
as well as ones from students.
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Pressured schools abandon curriculum
The Bare Truth
officials. There's a lot of money at
stake, both in terms of immediate
cash and the long-term deleterious
effects of losing students to nearby
schools. So of course principals
and superintendents are going to
do everything within their power
to reach federal standards. But
while local administrators have
to deal with day-to-day concerns,
it's theoretically the job of the fed-
eral government to take a longer view of things. Increased
emphasis on math and reading classes will almost certainly
help students achieve higher scores on standardized tests.
But test scores aren't really ends in themselves; they're sup-
posed to be a means toward an end.
The purpose of an education isn't to result in good test
scores; an education is supposed to expand students' minds
and increase their knowledge base. And when teachers and
schools do their jobs just right, they can even inspire stu-
dents to a love of learning that will reach beyond the school
Aside from the rather obvious fact that an exclusive
focus on math and reading will result in academic achieve-
ment only in math and reading, there's the truth that even
those achievements are probably short-lived and unimport-
ant. Force-feeding teenagers algebra three times a day will
only result in adults who hate algebra, standardized test
We can't afford an influx of adults who hate math or
who hate to read. And we can't afford an influx of adults
who know nothing of history or music or science.
Andrew Bare is a journalism and political science senior.
His column appears on Wednesdays.
President Bush has a degree in history from Yale
University, earned in 1968. He also has a Master of
Business Administration from Harvard University,
earned in 1975. And as I like to believe that degrees from
those august institutions carry some weight, the fact that
a man could earn such distinctions while evidently never
taking an economics class is more than a little troubling.
It's hard to imagine that a reasonably intelligent indi-
vidual could sit through an entire economics course with-
out at least unintentionally learning something about un-
intended consequences. But as the repercussions of the No
Child Left Behind Act are coming into focus, it becomes
clear that the architects of the measure possessed nothing
even remotely resembling foresight.
The New York Times reported Saturday on a nationwide
survey recently published by the Center on Education
Policy. (Finish this column and then go read it. Surveys are
fun and educational!) According to The Times, the survey
"found that, since the passage of the federal law, 71 percent
of the nation's 15,000 school districts had reduced the in-
structional time spent on history, music and other subjects"
in an effort spend more time on reading and math.
Eminent historian David McCullough testified before
a Senate committee last June, saying that "history is being
put on the back burner ... ." The Times' story reports that
in some schools, low-performing students are spending
five of their six daily class periods on math, reading and
So in response to a law that mandates testing in only
reading and math, schools are shaping their curriculums
to focus almost exclusively on ... reading and math. Shock
"Unintended" doesn't mean unforeseeable.
It would be wrong to place the blame for this on school
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Tuesday's question: Did VISA
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Malik Zulu Shabazz to speak?
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Letters to the Edtoi
Melone ignores the value of academics
Matt Melone is very critical of the "pseu-
do-intellectuals" and "elitists" that populate
college campuses, but he ignores quite a bit
of historical and modem truths.
It is true that George Washington picked
up a gun to win American independence,
but would he have done so had Thomas
Jefferson, James Madison and so many oth-
ers not first laid out the intellectual ground-
work for our nation?
American military might is built on the
sophisticated technology that arms our
troops, and where would this weaponry
have come from without the professors and
scientists not "worthy to lick the boots" of
Picking up a gun is not the only means of
service to our nation. Our nation is built on
a rich intellectual history, and anti-education
rhetoric harms our country more than any
I agree that many college students are
apathetic, but this does not mean that any-
one who does not serve in the military lacks
Melone's column begs the question:
Why hasn't he fled this den of fools to join
the military while he lambastes professors
and students far more accomplished than
Melone should stop writing, join military
I found Matt Melone's column Monday to
be quite interesting. He said that few students
are in the military and fighting this war on
terror. He even had the audacity to ask me,
"What the hell are you doing that's so impor-
Well, for your information, I'm at UF get-
ting an education so that one day I can per-
haps live in a more educated world. I don't
think it would be a very educated decision to
join the military at a time like this, when the
soldiers and their vehicles don't have proper
armor. I don't think it would be wise to join the
military when soldiers' tours of duty are being
extended past their original dates, separating
them from their families longer and exposing
them to escalating harm. Idon't think it would
be very smart to know that if I were to join the
military and if I were to get hurt in battle, I
wouldn't receive adequate compensation or
even adequate medical treatment in some
Perhaps Melone should stop writing a
column for the Alligator and instead enlist in
If Uncle Sam does need students to enlist
in his military, perhaps he should have a chat
with his friend George W. Bush about better
supporting the men and women already serv-
ing in the armed services.
Education initiatives deserve support
Gov. Jeb Bush has called for $52.4 million
in initiatives designed to make the dream of
a college degree obtainable to many more
Floridians. I support these initiatives, and
I encourage every member of the Florida
Legislature to vote for their passage.
As a student at UF, I know well the costs
that students and their families must shoulder.
That's why I see the governor's request for a
36 percent jump in need-based financial aid
as a much needed enhancement. Too many
individuals in our state cannot afford to attend
college, even with the help of a Bright Futures
scholarship. For them and their families, more
financial aid is needed to make our universi-
Gov. Bush also wants to establish a new
scholarship program for students who have
never had a family member obtain a univer-
sity degree. This initiative could help families
set new expectations that could improve the
lives of generations to come.
These and other proposals in the gover-
nor's package are important they will make
a difference. By supporting these enhance-
ments and new ideas, our legislators can make
the promise of a college education a true op-
portunity for every Floridian.
Student Body President
Shabazz had no place speaking at UF
I was appalled when I read the-article
covering the lecture given by the New Black
Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz. It
churns my stomach to know that not only was
this gentleman allowed to preach his racist
views at a public university, but he was also
paid by a student organization that claims to
be "devoted to spreading cultural awareness
and promoting diversity at the University of
I can't understand how an organization
such as VISA can invite a lecturer whose entire
political stance is one of violence, racism and
anti-Semitism. This agenda differs from the
agenda of the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazi
movement only by the hatred of members of
the white race.
Shabazz stands only for violence and is
completely opposed to acceptance and under-
standing. There is nothing wrong with having
differing views, but to condemn others and
proclaim death to groups of people for their
race, religious affiliation or sexual orientation
is simply wrong and intolerable.
I am disappointed in the university for al-
lotting funds to such a violent, racist and anti-
Semitic lecturer. But I am more disappointed
in VISA, which supposedly stands for cultural
diversity and acceptance, for sponsoring this
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Gators shirts gain popularity with UF in Final Four
By AIMEE SACHS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Sophomore Robert Delgado left
halfway through his psychology
class Tuesday afternoon to buy a
Final Four shirt at the Reitz Union
Delgado was not alone. Gators
basketball apparel has been in high
demand all over Gainesville, with
Final Four shirts selling out within
hours of arrival.
Delgado, 19, will add his
new blue shirt to his recent col-
lection, which includes the 2006
Southeastern Conference champion-
ship and Sweet 16 shirts.
"I'm a pretty huge Gator basket-
ball fan," Delgado said.
Bill Olander, owner of Gators
Plus on University Avenue, said
he received his stock of Final Four
shirts at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, and
they were completely sold out by
Olander said he expected more
Final Four apparel to arrive this
morning, but on Tuesday he was
looking even further into the future
- electing designs for national
championship merchandise, which
he will sell if the Gators are the
last team standing on Monday.
Manufacturing representative Gene
Grall, who has been in the busi-
ness for 26 years, spent Tuesday
selling national championship de-
signs to store owners throughout
Gainesville, including Olander.
Grall said plans for national
championship apparel began as
soon as the Gators beat Villanova on
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Gators basketball enthusiasts Jennifer Miller and Ivy Hurst hunt for a NCAA championship shirt to fit Miller's
small frame at the UF Bookstore. Miller left without a T-shirt, but Hurst stocked up and purchased three.
"It's not been a bad day," Grail
said of his sales on Tuesday.
Final Four shirts were also in
high demand at Gator Fever in
Butler Plaza. Employee Joe Reese
said the store received about 200
Final Four shirts Monday night, and
fewer than 20 remained Tuesday
"They want authentic jerseys and
Final Four shirts," Reese said of the
recent influx of customers.
Meredith Palmberg, 20, went
to the Reitz Union Bookstore on
Tuesday with a single goal in mind.
"I came through specifically to
pick up some Final Four merchan-
dise," Palmberg said.
The junior public relations major
picked up three shirts on Tuesday:
a Final Four shirt for herself and
Minnesota Regional Championship
shirts for family members in
"I'm just a Gator fan in general,"
And Gators fans don't only live
in Florida. The Florida Bookstore
on University Avenue has re-
ceived calls from across the nation.
"From what I've heard, people from
other states have been calling in and
asking about [the shirts] too," said
Anna Tang, a bookstore cashier.
While some bookstores ran out
of shirts Tuesday, the Reitz Union
Bookstore did not deplete its order
of 2,000 Final Four shirts.
"The Final Four shirts are big
because the game is this Saturday,"
The high demand of Gators bas-
ketball gear comes as no surprise
to UF psychology professor James
Sheppard said people's self-es-
teem comes not only from their in-
dividual accomplishments, but also
from the successes of groups and
organizations to which they belong.
"People have a lot of identity
with their sports teams," Sheppard
said. "If your team does well, you
feel good about yourself."
One way to identify with a team,
Sheppard said, is to affiliate with
them by wearing their shirts or hats.
But when their team loses, people
distance themselves from the team.
"Its just painful to watch your
team lose," he said.
But for now, many Gators fans
are buying shirts and hoping that
next week they will be able to buy
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Starting at just $639
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Indiv lease & Util Avail
'Call Now- 377-7401* -
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 4-26-72-2
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2BR this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 Sec. walk to UF. 1 or 2 rooms. 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.
I[ For Rent
1, 2, & 3 BR flats w/porches
FREE Alarm, FREE Tanning, W/D
24hr Gym, PC Lab, Pool, w/Suqdeck
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 1BR'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
Individual and Semester Leases
Convenient UF access. $375 to $620/MO
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 4-
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher, ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$545. 377-1633 3-31-49-2
Gator Place 2br/1ba condo, newly renovat-
ed, d/w, hkups, near ShandsNet School/bus
lines edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
SW Lg 1br, lba. Walk-in closet, d/w, w/d
hkups, near Shands, Vet School & UF, $395
- $425 edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
Apartment Bargain Shoppers.
Check out our spacious 1 &2 BR. units &
compare the $$. Our location, price & size
will have you puzzled.
Call ahead to avoid waiting 376-1248.
1/1, 2/2, & 3/2 Villas with backyard
Newly Renovated, Full Appliances
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
Starting at $428/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN (3866)
MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!
3 & 4 Bedrooms for Fall!
FREE UF PARKING,'ennis,
amp s Re lty Affordable, Pool, Pets, Alarm
C mpUs Re ly 376-4002 Pinetreegardens.com
Great homes for rent in the 4-26-60-2
UF area! 352-692-3800
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10, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006
[ For Rent
*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!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Destiny Condos- Brand NEW!
1 BR/1 BA;tile, W/D, dishwasher
1220 NW IstAve- Walk to UF!
Call for pricing.Campus Realty 692-3800
BLOCKS TO UF! 4BR houses from $15001
MO, 3BR houses from $1075/MO, 2BRapts
from $495/MO, 1BR apts from $450/MO.
Owner operated. See dalyproperties.com
or Call Carol 377-3852 4-26-55-2
Village Loft Apts. 1BR Loft apts. 650 & 750
sq. ft. Starting @ $490MO Quiet, wooded
setting. FREE monitored alarm system. 6400
SW 20th Ave. Call 332-0720 3-31-30-2
Lofts & Townhomes
Sign now forAug! 20flplns 1-5BR next to UF
VIRTUAL TOURS & PHOTOS
Walk to UF and Shands
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
HISTORIC APARTMENTS DOWNTOWN
* 2.5 BR upper, hardwood floors, ceiling
fans, front and back porches. $750/mo.
* Efficiency $450/mo includes utilities. No
Dnqs.. First, last security. 378-3704.
SJONESVILLE 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
U 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
SW 42nd 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
GREAT HOUSES FOR FALL *
Close to UF. Fenced yards
1614 NW21stAvenue 3/2 $1000
2006 NW 35th St4/2 $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
**10 BLOCKS TO UF**
Quaint 1BR/1BA apts in historic Victorian
house. High ceilings,-wood floors, ceiling
fans, AD/Ht. $475/mo avail Aug 1st. 225 SW
3rd Ave. Some pets ok. 376-2184 4-4-15-2
3 BLKS FROM TIGERT HALL 2BR/1BA
apt, cent A/C, new paint, $630/mo. Upstairs/
hd wood floors. $610/mo downstairs/carpet.
Incl. water, sewer, trash, pest cont. Laundry
on site. No pets,. Avail 8/1/06 352-316-4474
3BR/2BA 1700 sq ft house for rent. Wood
floors, screen porch, jacuzzi, W/D. 1 mi
south of campus. Avail 8/1. $1300/mo. Call
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
Avail May-Aug. All units 1/2 mi from UF
campus. Eff $340; 1BR/1BA $475-$445;
2BR/2.5BA $750; 2BR/1BA $715-$550;
3BR/2BA$1000. SD, NS, no pets, 1 yr lease.
Call 904-513-1431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* 2BR w/wood floors & fenced yard. Walk to
UF. 1010 NW 3rd Ave. $500/rrio.
* 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.
** 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
Bnij ,For Rent
-* WALK TO UF **
4BR/1BA beautiful brick house.
Hardwood floors, fireplace, cent A/C,
$1600/mo. 313 NW 11th St. Call 375-8256
** WALK TO UF **
Sorority Row area. 2BR/1BA apt in historic
stone building. Beautiful hardwood floors,
cent AC/heat, 911 SW 6th Ave.
*SORORITY ROW AREA*
Beautiful stone cottage. 3BR/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. 3-31-8-2
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. 4-4-10-2
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. 4-4-10-2
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 4-4-10-2
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 forAug. 1st.
630 NW 35th St. 3/2 fam. rm $1200, 611 NW
34th Terr. 3/2 fam rm. $1200, 642 NW 35th
St. 3/2 $1100, 816 NW37th 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 until. pd. $360/MO, unfurnished. Call.
Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373 Stop by
1215 NE20thAve. 4-7-10-2
Countryside apartment. Rent 2BR/2BA in a
4BR/4BA 1 room furnished, 1 room unfur-
nished for summer A-C; all utilities included.
Cable, ethernet, W/D, near pool. Info 305-
979-7862 OR 786-412-9337 4-14-15-2
Need one female roommate in new house
with wood floors. Free parking, utilities, and
wireless. Walk to campus. $500/mo. Call
603-231-7798 4-3-5-2 -
1BR 1BAapts 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 BLKTO 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. Croix Apts
Central H & Airnclds Wtr, Swg, Pst Ctrl
& Garbage. 829 SW 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494
Union Street Station 2BR/2BA luxury
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
001 mo FREE RENT**
Spacious, 1/1 w/patio $490/mo
W/D, DW, C-AC, Pets Ok
Close to UF & On bus rts. 12&35
Avail. Now! Dan 352-359-3980 4-4-5-2
CUTE STUDIO APT
Private Entrance, own yard, Lg. living space,
Mexican tile floors, full kitchen, bath, smoke-
free, Veg/Vegan pref. $475/ mo. Inc. util.
1 Bedroom/1 Bath
Sundown apts. Avail. Sat, May 6
Prorate May rent $445/465 w/pet
behind Butler Plaza Bus Route 1
Call Trisha 352-208-4261
Spacious 1BR/BA in a 4BR/BA. Apartment
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
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New site offers solution for subleasers: a
marketplace to match leasers with tenants!
Only national service of its kind. No mat-
ter the need, you can find it here! Free to
register! Visit: www.SubleaseAuction.com
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. 1BR/IBA In 3BRI
3BA. Furnished, Starting May through
August 7, $450/mo. Great amenities. Call
* 2BR/2BA private 2-story townhouse avail-
able May July. Next to Gainesville PI Apts.
$730/mo + utils. 0 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, internet, utilities inc.
Avail May 1 thru Aug 7. $384/mo Call Olivia
1BR/BA @ Oxford Manor, furnished, starting
May, 1 mi from campus, $719/mo w/o utilities
+ internet, price negotiable. Call 305-815-
The Estates. 1BR/1BA in 2/2. Pool view.
Pets welcome. All util. incl. Cable + ethernet.
Female roommate. May-Aug. $545/mo. 512-
Summer Sublease May-Aug. @ G'ville
Place. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA, all util. incl.,
furnished, wash/dry/net/gym/pool. Females
only. $480/mo obo. 813-610-0797 4-4-10-3
Female 1BR/1BA 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
Bedroom w/ private bathroom
May thru August $400/month
Everything is included
GREAT DEAL 954-610-4120. David
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 2BR/2BA apt.
$270 + util. Close to downtown. Walk to UF
1BR/1 BA in 4/4 apartment
Gainesville Place, poolside furniture/
utilities included. May-August $400/MO
Call 954-224-8140 or email:
1BR for female in 4B1I/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/
OBO. Everything included! Call Lisa 850-
Summer sublease 05/14 08/05. $600/mo.
1BR/1BA fully furnished. Regency Oaks. Util,
hi speed, dig cable incl. Call Stephanie 804-
Walk to campus. Sublease for summer
Windsor Hall furn., pvt bath, kitchenette 1 or
2 students. M/F. We pay $625/mo will sub for
$425/mo. Call 239-571-5789. 4-13-15-3
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 2BR/BA apt fully furn. all utils + internet.
W/D, DW incl. $450 OBO. 352-262-6824,
University Commons Very close to campus.
Gym, pool, spa, utils, dig. cable, hi spd. in-
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, Intemt,
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
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA Summer 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-
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, pet 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.
Greatview. $510/mo. Matt954-591-2349
* 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 bik
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
$639 SPANISH TRACE
2BR/1BA. $320/per room; avail May 1 -Aug.
Pets ok, Walk to UF & Butler Plaza, parking
on campus, cheap util. Call ASAP 786-301-
Oakbrook Walk Condos. Male for furn
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA. Full kitchen & W/D.
Walk to UF $550/mo. Call 301-643-0093 or
2BR avail in 3BR/1.5BA. 2 blocks from UF.
Located on NW 2nd Ave behind the Swamp.
Hardwood floors, big rooms, furn. M/F. $400/
mo + utils/OBO. Call 941-380-1783 4-3-4-3
Female for 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA in BLDG A
at LOOKING GLASS APTS. 30 seconds to
UF. Floor Plan B $505/month plus utilities.
Availalbe May 8th August 12th. Call 407-
1BR in 2BR/2BA townhouse for sublease. W/
D availalbe. 20 & 21 bus passing by. Walk to
supermarket & UF gym. 3640 SW 20th Ave.
Ask for $270 + 1/2 util. Free deposit. Call
352-262-6912 after 5pm. 4-4-5-3
Female summer sublease May to Aug.
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA @ University Glades.
$470/mo everything incl. Call Jennifer @
Female subleaser needed for 1/1 in a 2/2.
W/D in unit all util incl in rent. 2 pools & nice
workout room. Needed by May. Please call if
interested. 386-937-2860 4-4-5-3
All inclusive sublease. May-Aug. Dates are
flexible. $400/mo. Stoneridge Apt. 1/1 in 4/4.
Female only. W/D & Cable, wireless. Huge
bedroom & walk-in closet. Call (832) 512-
1BR in 3BR Arlington Sq. Next to Starbucks,
Dragonfly, & Hippodrome May 12-Aug 12. No
dep. Pets ok. Call 352-262-1687. 4-4-5-3
** 1 Mile From UF! **
3BR apartment/private bath. Gated com-
munity. Lg pool/ hi spd. int. $504/mo Call
904-542-6969 (day), 904-563-3825 (eve).
$325/mo 3921 SW 34th St. University
Terrace 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. Call 617-970-
1st MONTH FREE
Pvt. BR/BA in 2BR/2BA apt. The Estates.
Fully furn. Hispd inet. pool, 24 hr. Fitness ctr.
$400/mo. Female only. Call Jessica 352-551-
Summer sublease. 1BR/1BA. 1236 SW 4th
Ave. #7. Rent is $470/ mo but will take best
offer. Call Megan @ 514-5590. 4-4-5-3
Furnished room in great location on NW10th
Ave. May 15-Aug. 15. $325 + 1/3 bills. No
pets/smoke. Possible renew for fall year.
Ph. 871-5633. Hurry! 4-11-10-3
WALK TO SCHOOL/SWAMP summer sub-
lease 1,2, or 3 BR Avail., in house. W/D,
wireless internet, parking, fum./unfum.
$335/385 mo. w/o util. OBO Call 352-246-
Female summer sublease May-Aug. In 4/4
@ Lexington Crossing $450/mo. incl. utili-
ties, cable, internet, phone. Price negotiable
a Roommates D
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.
1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA The Polos.
$270/MO +1/3 utilities. Call Terry @ 352-262-
7778. Available March 25th 3-31-12-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED. Fully
furn. new home. Close to UF, bus stops
nearby, huge pool & backyard. Wireless in-
ternet, HBO cable, sec. aim, util. incl. $500/
mo. Jacqueline 395-7462 or 941-780-3526
$250 room for rent. Close to UF. Cool house,
great student roommates, flexible lease.
Easy move in costs. 941-870-3425 4-4-10-4
Avail May 2 rooms in large house, 1 blk from
13th & University. $300 + split util. Sec dep,
NS, no pets. Contact 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)
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 ih 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 intemet & 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 email@example.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
1BR/priv bath in house off Tower Rd. $650
incl util, cbl/phone/internet, garage w/opener,
W/D, pet friendly, quiet. Avail 4/22. Call 359-
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
Great homes close to UF
STOP Renting. Buy now.
FREE LIST'OF HOMES
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Hot Student Condos Near UF
Save Thousands When You Buy Now
* FREE LIST OF UF CONDOS
Campus Realty Group 4-26-52-5
2 4BR/4BA's FOR SALE BY OWNER.
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
LOOKING TO BUYA CONDO?
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2BR/1BA condo located close to UF, Shands,
and VA. A must see starting at $89,000. Two
different complexes to choose from. Call
Kenny Gibbs with Campus Realty at 352-
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 561-50 -4155 or
JUST WHAT YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING
FOR. 4BR/3BA, 1500 sq ft home only 10
min to UF. Priced @ $182,000. Count On
Compean for ALL your real estate needs.
ERATrend Realty 352-745-6118 4-11-20-5
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U Real Estate
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
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
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
Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's
lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.
j a Real Estate
Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
264-3121) or Cindy Birk (352-264-3141).
4/4 Condo @ Countryside. Fully furnished,
rented, & appliances. POOL VIEW in $190s.
Call SIDNEY 770-851-1292. 4-26-21-5
BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-26-72-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 4-26-72-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-26-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-26-
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
* l Furnishings I
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBERI
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat -$395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both
for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-0333 4-
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 4-26-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"
-Full $80 Queen $100 King $170-
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
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 Used 0 Buy Sell 4-26-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-26-63-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
1 couch, 1 loveseat, 1 cocktail table, 1 otto-
man. All blue coushions, excellent condition.
ALSO Skytech walker. Call 352-373-9709.
$200 for all. 4-3-4-6
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House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
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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
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CaI For Sale 3
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Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
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FOR A HEALTHY BACK
Multi-positional INVERSION TABLE by
Stamina. $150/OBO Call 352-332-8748
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NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
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Must have valid driver's license,
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SCall 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need transpor-
tation to go to Angel Gardens hopefully living
in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6948
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
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based on yrs of exp.
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Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida
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Fax or email resume/refs to 352-475-5019 or
Continued on next page.
14, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29,2006
*2 Help Wanted
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by April 13, 2006. Interview information re-
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The 30th Annual GATOR TENNIS CAMP is
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per day. Camp is held on UF Campus, us-
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Director, at 392-3538, or in the evenings
376-8030. If no answer, please leave a mes-
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or filling. Call 392-2465 4-18-15-14
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fax resume to 377-0488 4-11-10-14
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for more info. 3-31-3-14
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or call Wells 219-1183 4-7-5-14
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or Youth Camp at 386-749-9999. EOE/
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Now Hiring! Sales & stock positions. See
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533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
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x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
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separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
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Belly Dance & Yoga Classes
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All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
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7 years of experience. BS in Engineering,
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494-8582 Sliding Scale Rates. 4-3-40-15
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Over 500 handguns in stock
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8mi. South of G'ville on 441
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
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1005 NW 13th Street
$6.00 For info call 219-6948
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info and an entry form call 372-6133. 3-
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to College bars. Hottub. 10 min. from
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older only. Call 574-847-9507 ask for Jack.
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 15
George Mason embraces Cinderella storyline
* UF'S SEMIFINAL OPPONENT IS THE
FIRST NO. 11 SEED TO REACH THE
FINAL FOUR SINCE 1986.
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
The question came after Michigan State,
after North Carolina and again after Wichita
When is the carriage going to turn back
into a pumpkin? When is the glass sneaker
going to slip off? When is the cock going to
But for George Mason, the clock has frozen,
and it's still dressed to dance all the way to
Indianapolis, to the Final Four for a date with
the Gators, a feat that seemed nearly impos-
sible just a few weeks ago.
"I think it's been working for us, calling us
Cinderella," George Mason guard Tony Skinn
said. "Ithink we'll go stick to the script going
into [the Final Four against UF]. We don't
mind being the Cinderella."
Why not? It has seemed to work for them
First along the improbable road to
Indianapolis, the Patriots were just one of
many Cinderella hopefuls, knocking off No. 6
seed Michigan State. Then something special
happened. They continued their run, bounc-
ing third-seeded North Carolina and fellow
mid-major Wichita State.
And then came the unthinkable: an 86-84
overtime win against No. 1 seed Connecticut.
"We definitely weren't supposed to beat
UConn," Skinn said.
Not bad for a school that had made just
three NCAA Tournament appearances prior
to this season and had never won a game in
the Tournament before this year.
In fact, the Patriots selection for the
Tournament was very much in doubt after
they lost to Hofstra in the Colonial Athletic
Association Tournament quarterfinals. The
loss, George Mason's second to Hofstra in a
10-day span, sparked a debate as to whether
the Patriots should've received a Tournament
bid over the Pride.
But that was before they defeated three
teams that have won National Championships
in the last decade and before they became the
first No. 11 seed to reach the Final Four since
Louisiana State in 1986.
They are also the first
Men's team not from a major con-
ai _5b .ttbai i ference to reach the Final
Four since Indiana State and
Pennsylvania did in 1979,
which may accentuate the opinion of many
that college basketball is as balanced as it has
"I think it's great for college basketball; it's
like a major breakthrough for the sport," UF
assistant coach Larry Shyatt said. "A lot of
mid-majors and Cinderellas seemingly have
made the 16 and the 8, but this is a first. I think
its great for the game, and I think it's great for
Shyatt himself is no stranger to mid-major
life, having spent a year as coach of Wyoming
during the late 1990s.
Given their run over the past two weeks,
however, can the Patriots still be viewed as a
Now, few, if any, teams nationwide can
boast a resume like George Mason's, includ-
ing the Patriots' Elite Eight win against UConn
(30-4). UF coach Billy Donovan thinks it's time
to shelf any underdog labels.
"I look at who we're playing as a basketball
team and don't get wrapped up in what the
perception is about their team," Donovan said.
"They're a very good basketball team, so I'm
not looking at it like we're going up against a
Cinderella team. We're going against a very
good basketball team that has taken on all
comers. They just-beat what many people felt
was the best team, the most talented and deep-
est team in the country."
Sophomore resists pro hype
NOAH, from page 16
"Its a little different for me, be-
cause I'm not a kid who didn't have
food on his plate," Noah said. "The
refrigerator was always pretty full
when I went home."
While Noah claims the hype
won't make him jump to conclu-
sions, he admitted that he would
have to carefully weigh his options
if he was projected as the top pick in
"It's definitely something you
consider; that's a lot of hamburg-
ers right there," Noah said. "I think
that it's something I'll definitely talk
about with my family and with my
coaches. But money doesn't buy hap-
piness, and that's the realest thing."
Four freshmen to make debuts
FOOTBALL, from page 16
everyone involved with our program
- most importantly our coaches,"
Meyer said. "We're really anxious to
get going and are really excited about
Spring practice will give the UF
coaching staff a chance to look at many
players who will handle increased
roles this year. And with four fresh-
men already on campus, coaches and
fans will be able to witness members
of Meyer's nationally second-ranked
recruiting class in action, including
offensive linemen Maurice Hurt and
Carl Johnson, running back Chevon
Walker, and highly touted quarter-
back Tim Tebow, whom Meyer said
would play some in the fall.
Even with his optimism, Meyer
was quick to reiterate that last year's
team didn't meet his expectations.
"We were not a very good football
team last year," Meyer said. "We had
some great players, but we were not
a great team. I wouldn't even say
that we were a good team. Over the
last two games of the year, we were a
very good team, but I wouldn't call
us a great team."
APP, from page 16
still wavering in your support, consider the
couple's fanaticism. It's as serious as cancer,
It was about a year after Jason and
Catherine finally met at a tailgate party,
drinking away the sorrows of yet another
Ron Zook-led loss to Ole Miss.
Catherine had just moved back to Florida
from Atlanta.Then, just before the Zooker's
final stand at Florida State in 2004, the
unthinkable struck the fledgling couple.
Catherine was diagnosed with breast cancer.
"When the first diagnosis came through,
the surgeon wanted to do surgery the
Thursday before the Florida-Florida State
game in Tallahassee," Jason said. "It's seri-
ous when you're talking about somebody's
health, but she asked the doctor right there,
'Is there any way we could do the surgery on
Monday instead of Thursday. Are three days
going to matter?'"
In the end, it did matter. By postponing
the surgery, Jason and Catherine witnessed
one of the greatest moments of their sea-
soned fanaticism: a 20-13 UF win, the Gators'
first in Tallahassee since 1986.
But just a year later, the couple topped the
Before kicking off rivalry weekend with
a UF-FSU hoops game in November, Jason
stooped to a knee on the shore of Lake Alice
and proposed to Catherine.
She said yes. Billy's boys won. And as
the UF football team rolled against the
Seminoles the next day, a banner flew above
the Swamp reading "Marry me Catherine
- I love you Jason GO GATORS!"
"We went through about a year and a half
of tough decisions that we worked our way
through, and the Gators had some tough
times with Zook, but we managed through
them," Jason said. "With Urban [Meyer],
now they're looking like they brought the
swagger back to the Swamp.
"The good news is that Catherine, after
the last surgery, is 100 percent cancer free,
and our relationship is as strong as ever." ,^
At the time, it seemed like the perfect
ending to the beginning of their storybook
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and its payoff the ultimate sports wed-
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With Final Four looming, NBA not on Noah's mind
By DAN TREAT
-Alligator Staff Writer
Joakim Noah wanted to make
one thing very cear Tuesday after-
noon: The NBA is not in the fore-
front of his thoughts right now.
"I think if anybody on this team
thought about the NBA, at this point
right now, it would be the most self-
ish thing and the most disappoint-
ing thing," he said.
With the Gators heading into
Saturday's Final Four matchup
against George Mason, next year
probably shouldn't creep into any of
Not even a blip on the NBA draft
radar just two weeks ago, Noah has
suddenly become a national celeb-
rity, with some national media spec-
ulating not whether he's the best
player in the NCAA Tournament,
but the best player in the country.
"I haven't really thought about
[all the attention] like that," Noah
said. "Right now, I'm loving this.
This is what its all about."
But the questions about the NBA
inevitably surfaced at the Gators'
press conference Tuesday, and Noah
was candid in his answers.
"I understand, the NBA is defi-
nitely my dream, but at the same
time, is that what its all about?"
Noah said. "I don't think so. I love
my life right now. I love playing for
In fact, Noah was less than
impressed watching an NBA
showdown between the New York
Knicks and the New Jersey Nets last
year, and bolted in the middle of the
"It was boring; I left," Noah said.
"It was just boring. The game, it's a
joke almost. It's so slowed down. I
mean, they play 85 or 82 games or
whatever, so it's OK, but college is
just so fun and its pure, man. It's a
On NBA draft Web sites and TV
shows, in locker rooms and media
rooms alike, speculation abounds
whether Noah could be a lottery
pick, if not one of the top five picks
in the entire draft.
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UF center Joakim Noah celebrates the Gators' 82-60 second-round win against Wisconsin-Milwaukee
March 18 as he leaves the court at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
Spring practice to fill voids
* UF BEGINS WORKOUTS TODAY WITH
HOLES LEFT BY DEPARTED SENIORS.
By IAN FISHER
Alligator Staff Writer.
Chad Jackson and Dee Webb may have left
UF as juniors in pursuit of NFL riches, but that's
not what worries Coach Urban Meyer.
Instead, Meyer is concerned primarily with
filling voids left by a group of seniors from last
season's UF football team.
With his second spring football season with
the Gators starting today. Today from 3:15 to
5:45 p.m., fans will be able to watch as Meyer
begins working to replace Jeremy Mincey, Jarvis
Herring and Vernell Brown, the trio of senior
leaders who anchored UF's defense last season.
"Why did we have a successful season and
have some positive things occur?" Meyer asked.
"The answer is those three guys. They did a
great job of holding this team together and fin-
The Gators could've suffered more than three
losses last year if the defensive threesome didn't
help to hold things together, Meyer said.
All three were captains in 2005, along with
center Mike-Degory, who also graduated, and
quarterback Chris Leak.
Meyer has already named this season's lead-
Old Dm ninion
ership committee but hasn't revealed all of the
Gators' team captains, save for halfback Billy
Latsko and wide receiver Dallas Baker.
"Dallas Baker will be a team captain," Meyer
said. "The team is in charge of voting for cap-
tains, but Dallas will be a captain as long as he
keeps doing what he's doing.
"He's come a long way. This time last year,
he could tell a good joke but not much else. I'm
proud of Dallas Baker. He comes from a great
family, and he'll be a great leader."
Meyer also said linebacker Brandon Siler and
receiver Jemalli Cornelius are growing into lead-
ership positions. Meyer said it's imperative that
Siler, Cornelius and Leak step up as team leaders
After the Gators fell short of
a Southeastern Conference title
game appearance last season,
oo Meyer is excited for his second
year in the program.
"We did not achieve our goal of a champion-
ship, but there were some very positive things
that occurred last year," he said. "The way we
finished has really spring-boarded us into an
excellent recruiting season and off-season."
Meyer also said his team and his coaching
staff will use last season as a learning tool head-
ing into spring work outs.
"Year one was an educational experience for
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 15
* Baseball: South Florida vs. UF
McKethan Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
U Softball: Auburn vs. UF
Florida Softball Stadium, 2 p.m.
A vote you'll want to cast
Galen Hall. Probation. The
Golden Boy. Resurrection.
The crushing pains of a
Fiasco Bowl. The Sugar high of a
Catherine Bennett and Jason
West shared everything.
They just didn't know it.
He was an Alpha Tau Omega,
class of '91. She, a Phi Delta Theta
little sister, graduated from UF the
Sharing an obsession for every-
thing Gator, the future couple at-
tended hundreds of football games
from 1987 till 2003, Jason estimates,
together but separate.
Now, these diehard UF fans
hope to be forever bound in holy
Gator matrimony ... with a little
help from you.
Jason and Catherine have ri-
valed Billy's boys in their quest
to the national semifinals of Mike
and Mike's Marriage Madness on.
Breaking through a field of 500
* UF senior Alexis Gordon was
named the Southeastern Conference
Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
on Tuesday. She went 4-0 in singles
and doubles action last week.
--ti around the
-' UF twosome
nabbed a No.
Bryan App 2 seed in the
App-etite contest for
for Receptions an ultimate
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trail past the Sweetheart 16, past
the Engaged Eight and into the
Today, Jason and Catherine
will square off against a pair
of Indianapolis Colts fans for a
chance to reach the championship
round on April 3. All they ask of
UF is about 48,000 votes in their
favor when polling takes place
today from 7:40 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
But for those of you who are
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baseball game against South Florida and
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