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Return of the Kings
back from Indy
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
The game was in hand by halftime,
but the celebration was still on 13
After UF's national championship
win against UCLA, Monday night's
spontaneous street parties spilled
over to Tuesday afternoon's staged
Members of an estimated crowd
of more than 7,000 woke up early or
stayed up all night, skipped class or
ditched work to watch the Gators
arrive at the Gainesville Raceway at
Fans appeared as early as 8 a.m.
and waited through
drag races while an
PK-r announcer gave up-
dates of the plane's
-. ~ estimated time of ar-
rival at Gainesville
Led by a blue GMC Sierra truck, 13
police motorcycles and an unmarked
police car, two buses filled with UF
officials, cheerleaders, coaches and
players sent the grandstands into a
frenzy. Coach Billy Donovan was the
first to address the crowd.
"I've been very fortunate this
year to coach an unbelievable group
of guys who have been selfless and
all about the team and winning,"
Donovan said. "I am very 'blessed to
be part of these guys and this coach-
ing staff, and here at the University of
Graham Hunley/ Alligator "I'm happy that I can be part of the
Joakim Noah celebrates while holding the NCAA trophy at the Gainesville first national championship team."
Raceway on Tuesday. More than 5,500 fans showed up for the event. SEE ARRIVAL, PAGE 8
.E POLICE CITE ONLY MINOR INCIDENTS
ADMIST STREET BLOWOUT BASH.
By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
The streets of Gainesville were packed
with honking cars and portions of West
University Avenue were crowded with
screaming fans after the
UF- basketball team won
the national title Monday
Police stood by as some
intoxicated fans climbed up
traffic signal polls, stood
on top of cars and flashed
Kameg their genitals to passersby.
"Our major concern
wasn't the idiot standing on the light post,"
said Gainesville Police spokesman Sgt. Keith
Kameg. "Our main concern was keeping the
traffic away from the crowd. If you crack
your head open then we'll get an ambulance
out there as quick as we can."
Police closed the section of West University
Avenue from just past Gale Lemerand Drive
to 13th Street.
Kameg said there were no major inju-
ries, incidents or property damage during
Monday night's festivities.
"Overall the celebration went better than
we hoped for," Kameg said.
There were five open container citations,
one arrest for striking a police animal and
one arrest for disorderly conduct.
With 90 police officers from the GPD, 50
University Police officers and 16 Alachua
County Sheriff's Office department officers
on duty, there were no major incidents to
report, according to police.
"It was a tremendous victory," said UPD
spokesman Maj. Brad Barber. "I'm glad that
the crowds were able to celebrate safely."
With a crowd of about 10,000 people, all
three police departments were prepared for
"We thank the fans for enjoying them-
selves, acting appropriately and helping us
maintain order," said ASO spokesman Sgt.
Stephen Maynard. "Everybody was well-
However, the festivities were not without
SEE PARTY, PAGE 8
Now that the
games are over,
Joakim Noah and
his fellow sopho-
mores have the
NBA Draft to pon-
der. UF coach Billy
they will return to
story, pg. 24.
100 years of pub-
lication will return
which will feature
* See pages
10 and 11
tory party in
Capoeira is a complex
activity- it combines acro-
batics, fighting, dancing and
culture into one beautiful
art that can take a lifetime
to master. And, for those
who practice it religiously, it
becomes a way of life. See
story, pg. 9.
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UF-Assistant Provost named
Marie Zeglen was named
Assistant Provost and Director
of Institutional Planning and
Research on Friday.
Zeglen currently serves as
senior vice provost at Florida
International University, and she
will begin at UF on June 1.
She became familiar with the
State University System at FIU,
advising the university about stra-
tegic planning and accreditation
Before her tenure at FIU, Zeglen
was responsible for data analysis
and accountability measurements
for state university systems in New
Hampshire and Wisconsin, accord-
ing to a UF press release.
She earned her bachelor's de-
gree in anthropology from Ohio
State University and her master's
and doctorate degree in sociology,
specializing in research methods
and statistics from Washington
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 3
Basketball fan celebrates victory OFFTHEAVENU
., ADIAUI Band on mtvU
Alligator Contributing Writer
Alligator Contributing Writer
While thousands of Florida faithful
packed into the Stephen C. O'Connell
Center and later flooded West University
Avenue in celebration of the Gators bas-
ketball team's national championship
victory, Matt Pendleton was nowhere to
"I wish I could be in two places at
once," he said. "But I think I was where
the real party was."
UF telecommunications senior Matt
Pendleton was in Indianapolis cheering
the Gators to victory. With his trade-
mark sticker-laden white hard hat and
Dominican flag, he may be the most rec-
ognizable Gator basketball fan. Television
cameras often spot Pendleton, named the
Rowdiest Reptile for the 2004-2005 sea-
son, in his permanent spot: the front row
of every home game.
As he rode Tuesday
Student in a gray Scion TC from
Life Jacksonville International
SAirport to Gainesville, he
reflected on the championship game and
his experiences at UF He was frustrated
that he couldn't make the team's welcom-
ing at the Gainesville Raceway.
"I'm kind of disappointed I missed
out," he said. "I had a four-hour layover
in. New Jersey, but it's the only plane
ticket I could get."
Pendleton, who graduates in May,
said he has attended practically every
home game since 2001, several away
games, Southeastern Conference tourna-
ment games and the NCAA tournament
games this year. But nothing compared to
winning the championship.
"I would definitely say this is the best
moment of my Gator career," he said.
Born in the Chilean capital of Santiago,
Pendleton was adopted at 6 weeks old by
an Italian-American couple and grew up
in Miami Shores. His adoptive father is a
UF alumnus, so Pendleton always had his
heart set on attending UF
"UF is the only university I applied
for," he said. "I did early decision, so I
was pretty certain I was going to get in."
He said he started attending Gator
basketball games his freshman year, but
didn't earn his front-row spot and mem-
bership to the "hard hat crew" uitil 2004.
He bought his Dominican flag in 2004 as
a good luck charm for Dominican-bom
Tom McCarthy/ Alligator
Last season's Rowdiest Reptile, Matt Pendleton, stands in front of the O'Connell
Center after returning from the national championship game in Indianapolis.
player Al Horford, and he has draped it
over his front-row railing ever since.
Pendleton said he has received more
attention this season as the Gators
climbed their way to the top. During his
stay in Indianapolis, he said he was sur-
prised by the boosters, fans, and players'
family members who recognized him.
Although graduation is dose, the hard
hat and flag are not yet retired. He said he
plans to find a job in telecommunications
in Gainesville and will continue to attend
basketball games. Of course, he will be in
his usual spot at the O'Connell Center for
Friday's championship celebration.
"More than anything, I'm going to
miss the college life, to tell you the truth,"
he said. "College life is the good life."
By HEATHER JONCZAK
Alligator Contributing Writer
The four members of the Gainesville band Velveteen Pink
seem relaxed as they hang out on their couch, knowing they
have advanced to the semi-final round of mtvU's third an-
nual "Best Music on Campus" competition.
Whittled down from over 300 submissions, only 25 bands
are left in the competition.
Manager of communications at mtvU, Jason Rzepka, said
this competition is a big opportunity that gives emerging
artists a great deal of exposure. The winner is guaranteed a
record deal with Drive-Thru Records, and the band's video
premiers on mtvU and the broadband channel mtvU Uber
in the fall.
Rzepka said Drive-Thru Records has a great track record
of catapulting emerging artists onto another level. The label
represents such bands as Dashboard Confessional, New
Found Glory and Something Corporate.
He said the voting for the semi-finals began Monday and
ends April 14 at noon. Rzepka said 850,000 votes were cast
since Thursday, when voting opened on www.mtvU.com.
On the site, students look at photos of the band, read
about its musical influences, listen to three submitted tracks
from each band and rate their five favorite artists.
Rzepka said the winner is chosen largely on student vot-
ing and a panel of industry judges assembled from Drive-
Thru Records and band members of New Found Glory, The
Early November and Hello Goodbye.
"We don't have huge expectations from this
contest, but we do have huge expectations of
ourselves and the future."
Velveteen Pink guitarist, bassist and vocalist
Velveteen Pink's guitarist, bassist and vocalist Timothy
Deaux said there is great support from students around
campus and from places he did not expect. He said strangers
come up to him and congratulate him on the competition.
"Personally, I'm really excited to have gotten this far," he
said. "We don't have huge expectations from this contest, but
we do have huge expectations of ourselves and the future."
Alfredo Lapuz Jr., who plays keyboards and sings vocals,
said the competition is an unexpected stepping-stone. He
said they found out about the competition in the Alligator
and had no idea how far their submission would take them.
"It almost sounds too easy to be true," Lapuz said. "It's
like you could be on MTV because people cick on a mouse
rather than your band is just that badass."
Drummer and vocalist Nick Robbins said they promoted
themselves by playing all around Florida and into Georgia.
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4, ALLIGATOR S WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5,2006
Tampa business wants to buy, expand Butler Plaza
By DOMINICK E. TAO
Clark Butler is in the process of selling
Butler Plaza to a Tampa developer with
upscale plans for expansion, and UF gradu-
ate students are helping with the massive
Ken Mamula, president of Florida
Southeast Development Corp., said he is in
the process of buying Butler Plaza, the shop-
ping center in southwest Gainesville that in-
cludes restaurants and stores like Wal-Mart,
TGI Friday's and Best Buy.
Earlier this year, Butler entered into a
contract with Mamula to sell his "miracle
mile"that stretches along Archer Road from
Southwest 34th Street west to Interstate 75,
along with more than 100 acres of land be-
hind the plaza.
Mamula hopes to "dress up" the prop-
erty that took Butler more than 40 years to
Jennifer Walker. Alligator
Victoria Malinowski, 7, leaves Butler Plaza after shopping with her mom. The large
shopping plaza on Archer Road is in the process of being sold and remodeled.
accumulate and has enlisted the help.of 24
UF real estate and business master's stu-
dents for inspiration.
"He wants to get the youthful eyes of the
students on the project," said Mark Monroe,
the executive director for real estate studies
at UF's Warrington College of Business.
Because of a confidentiality agreement
between Florida Southeast and the univer-
sity, Monroe said he couldn't reveal specific
details about the project.
However, he likened it to a real estate
deal UF students helped Mamula with in
"He took UF students through the entire
project," Monroe said. "The fact that he
was that transparent is worth an incredible
amount for a student about to launch his
That project the sale and condo-
minium conversion of The Greens at West
End in Newberry is what brought Butler
and Florida Southeast together in the first
place. After selling The Greens units in only
6 months, Mamula said, Butler approached
him about buying more real estate.
Everybody in the country has tried to
buy Butler's plaza, "but Butler wasn't com-
fortable with them," Mamula said. One of
the reasons Butler approached him is that
"[Butler Enterprises] is a family business,
and [Florida Southeast] is a family business.
Butler was comfortable," he said.
Monroe's current group of graduate
students is working on the Butler develop-
ment as part of their capstone project before
graduation. The group of 24 is split up into
four "highly competitive" teams, Monroe
said. The teams are each trying to come up
with better ways to give the project a sense
of community and to find out what's miss-
ing from Mamula's vision, Monroe said.
And Mamula's vision, as he described it,
is not just a sprawl of strip malls. It's an idyl-
lic lifestyle center for shopping and dining,
complete with 600 condominium units and a
bandstand for concerts overlooking a swan-
"It would be convenient for
Shands, students, the whole pop-
ulation in general we don't want
to put a white elephant out there
that won't suit anyone's needs."
Florida Southeast Development Corp.
The Tampa developer also has plans for
three "superstores," each containing about
200,000 square feet of retail and storage
"It would be convenient for Shands,
students, the whole population in general
- we don't want to put a white elephant
out there that won't suit anyone's needs,"
But the road to gaining approval from
Alachua County could take two years and
up to $2 million, Monroe said.
Approval would include submitting a
report outlining the impact the Butler de-
velopment will have on surrounding areas,
said Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan.
But she remains optimistic about the
project's prospects, noting that Marmula's
Vision is very appealing.
UF and FSU team up to lobby for more school funding
They say faculty needs more funds
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Only the almighty dollar is
enough to get traditional rivals
FSU and UF to bury the hatchet on
Seminole home turf.
The state's largest research uni-
versity and its smaller rival have
teamed up in Tallahassee to lobby
for increased state funding.
"Aside from our competition in
athletics, the University of Florida
and Florida State University have
much in common and can benefit
from working together," UF Vice
President of University Relations
Jane Adams wrote in an e-mail,
citing funding for increased fac-
ulty and staff salaries as well as for
centers of excellence and research
facilities as goals the two universi-
ties strive for. Centers for excellence
technologies so they can be used in
the market, said Marion Hoffmann,
UF Associate Vice President of
FSU and UF are lobbying for
support for the Florida Bright
Futures Scholarship Program, an
effort to attract leading faculty to the
universities, she said.
"It's not just about paying them a
salary, but giving them all the things
they need to teach," she said.
Both the centers and the schol-
ars program would be eligible for
matching state funds
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private donations and
matches them with state dollars. The
universities are lobbying for $100
million for the programs and $64
million in matching funds.
"Partnering with FSU and other
state universities is effective when
working with the legislature be-
cause we can reach more people
and communicate a common, state
university system vision for higher
education," Adams wrote.
UF has a group of lawmakers
- a Gator caucus of more than 40
legislators who meet to discuss
support for UF's goals, Hoffmann
said. FSU has a similar group.
The two groups decided to meet
periodically to discuss common in-
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International student enrollment starts to rise again
By STACEY GREENE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Graduate application and enrollment rates
of international students are increasing at UF
and nationwide after a dramatic decline for
the past two years, the interim dean of UF's
graduate school said last week.
Kenneth J. Gerhardt said the Council of
Graduate Schools, an organization of deans
from graduate programs across the country,
noticed a 30 percent decline in applications
from international students in 2002-03 and a
4 to 5 percent decrease in national enrollment
that same year. However, statistics show that
things have changed.
"We're no longer seeing that decline, and
things are starting to creep back up again," he
said. "This is very positive for graduate edu-
cation at UF and in the United States."
A major reason for the decline was the dif-
ficulty of getting a student visa after the Sept.
11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
According to a press release from the
Council of Graduate Schools, the number of
graduate applications from international stu-
dents increased 11 percent from 2005 to 2006.
UF is recovering from the loss of inter-
national students with an increased effort
by the graduate school to recruit applicants,
"Our enrollment at UF has been fairly ro-
bust for international applicants with respect
to our peer institutions around the country,
and we've been growing our graduate enroll-
ment fairly steadily," he said. "We did see a
dip, but now we're returning to a more stable
application and enrollment pattern."
"We get a piece of the world right
here in Gainesville."
UF International Center executive
In Fall 2005, 2,212 international graduate
students enrolled at UF a 7 percent increase
from 2004 but a 1 percent decrease from Fall
2003, according to UF's Office of Institutional
Research. Fall 2006 enrollment information is
not available yet.
"UF didn't lose the greatest number of
international graduate students compared
to other schools, but if you look at the upper
trend we were on and notice the reversal, it's
a significant change in graduate enrollment,"
said Lynn Frazier, executive associate director
of the UF International Center. "These num-
bers are increasing again, and I hope we will
continue to see pluses for Fall 2006."
UF's College of Engineering-was hit par-
ticularly hard by the decrease in international
students until 2005; but application numbers
are ip 24 percent from last year, said Timothy
J. Anderson, associate dean for Research and
Graduate Programs. The college had 2,414
international graduate students in Fall 2005,
which corresponds to a 5 percent decrease
from 2004 and a 46 percent decrease in enroll-
ment from 2003.
Frazier attributes the positive reversal in
applications and enrollment partly to im-
provements in the visa process, along with
positive changes in economic situations and
the job market worldwide.
Other UF students also benefit from the
increase in enrollment because international
students diversify the campus, Frazier said.
"They bring their family, culture and
a willingness to share both," Frazier said.
"We get a piece of the world right here in
Increased opportunities in home countries
also continue to challenge graduate schools
in recruiting international students, Frazier
"We have to keep a sharp, competitive
edge in the United States, or we will lose this
market to Australia, Europe and other home
countries," she said. "We have to find ways to
adequately fund, support and entice interna-
tional graduate student enrollment."
Change in international student
applications by school year:
SSource: survey by the Council of Graduate Schools
Jennifer LaBrie/ Alligator Staff
Film at festival addresses Christian, Muslim conflict
By MARIA LAVERGHETTA
A Muslim in west Beirut could
pass. But a Christian would be
given the choice to leave or die, said
Tarek Saleh, a Lebanese engineering
As a part of the Arabic Cultural
Association Film Festival, Saleh,
like many other Lebanese students
in the Turlington Hall room, could
identify with the extreme struggles
portrayed in the featured movie,
"If you talk to anybody there,
they'd pray that those days would
never come back," Saleh said.
Saleh said his grandmother,
Fatima, told him how the Muslim
battle with the Christians, which
started in 1975 and ended in 1990,
was fought not only through the
militia that ran the country, but also
inside her home.
The name of each religious sect
was just a logo, Saleh said.
The main characters of the movie,
Tarek and Omar, were both Muslims
who lived in west Beirut. After April
13, 1975, everything changed for
them as their school dosed and their
parents lost their jobs.
Soon after, the only
universal safe haven in
On the entire once-unified
.. city of Beirut was the
"The bed doesn't have a reli-
gion," said Oum Walid, on-screen
madam and operator of the brothel.
People could also avoid conflict
by carrying around a woman's bra
or pair of underwear as a symbol of
William Shwayri, another mem-
ber of ACA, said his father, who
lived in west Beirut, could not see
his parents for three years even
though they lived only three miles
away in east Beirut.
"It really was a clash of political
ideas," Shwayri said. "Everyone's
interest was himself and his reli-
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people in a happy light.
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(non-Arabic students) to a new
culture that many of them have not
been introduced to," Demery said.
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the organization, said she wanted
to try and portray her heritage in a
more joyful light, without terrorist
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Iraq invasion leaves no
As U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice travels
to Iraq in an effort to avert a civil war overseas, we
think it's time to do a little bit of reflection.
It's time we ask ourselves why we're still in Iraq.
There were the weapons of mass destruction and WMD
development programs. But three years later, U.S. forces
have failed to find any evidence of either, so we must not
be there to clean those up.
And despite the fact that 90 percent of the U.S. popula-
tion believes we are in Iraq in retaliation for the Sept. 11
attacks, no concrete evidence linking Saddam Hussein to
al-Qaeda has ever been presented, by the Bush adminis-
tration or anyone else. So we're not there to avenge the
victims of Sept. 11.
No, we're still in Iraq because if we left, we could ex-
pect the place to devolve into chaos even faster than it has
under our control.
The point isn't to blame any particular member of the
Bush administration. That comes later.
The point is to recognize that up to this point, the war
in Iraq has been a failure. Where once there was an oppres-
sive order, we now find only an oppressive chaos.
But regardless of the past, this is where we find our-
selves, and pulling out now may not be the optimal solu-
tion. If we do, all of the Iraqi and U.S. military deaths will
have been in vain. That's a high price to pay.
And yet, faced with the possibility of having to main-
tain a military presence in Iraq for the better part of the
next decade, and knowing that our involvement there will
limit our ability to respond elsewhere, withdrawal from
Iraq shouldn't be taken off the table, either.
It feels a lot like a no-win situation. But it's a situation
that we're going to have to face one way or the other.
t was an improbable
season, but that only
made it all the more fun
Amid- all of the cel-
ebration, amid all of the
drunkenness, amid all of
the awards, we'd like to
extend our warmest con-
gratulations to the National
Champion Gators men's
George Mason University
on Saturday, the Gators
ripped apart the heavily
favored UCLA Bruins on
Monday night. They finally
brought the first basketball
championship title home to
the swamp. The feat also
marks the first basketball
championship for the state
Every Horford dunk,
every Noah block, every
Green assist, Humphrey
three and Brewer steal had
us standing up and cheer-
And as Taureen Green
danced away the closing
seconds of the game, we
knew that the Gators were
indeed the best team in all
of college basketball.
The teammates, once
considered too young to
go all the way, defied every
And in the process,
they showed the world ex-
actly why it's great to be a
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Failures must not deter space programs
The march of progress is only occasionally measured in
dramatic leaps forward. More often we march slowly
up the timeline, from time to time taking small, short-
term steps backward. Typically, the only things dramatic
about progress are the failures.
But even if the steps forward aren't dramatic or flashy,
they're not imperceptible. And for those with more than a
passing interest in the future of man's quest into outer space,
the last couple of weeks have been full of those small, steady
On March 24, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter pointed
three cameras at the surface of the red planet, taking nearly
five CD-ROMs' worth of high-resolution photos. The craft,
launched Aug. 11, 2005, has been in orbit around Mars since
March 10. The early photos, posted on www.nasa.gov, are
dean and crisp. But beyond their technical precision, the pic-
tures are spectacular and inspiring while they chronicle what
seems to be a dull, blasted landscape.
And the news from Mars is only going to become more
fascinating. A few days after the first photos were taken, the
orbiter began a lengthy, complicated, six-month process of
shrinking its orbit to the proper level. Once at the right height
over Mars, the orbiter will gather more scientific data than all
other Mars missions combined.
On the same day the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter began
adjusting its orbit, three astronauts, one from Russia, one
from the U.S. and one from Brazil, docked a Russian-built
spacecraft with the International Space Station. "Expedition
13" launched from Kazakhstan on March 29, carrying Marcos
Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut to go into space.
"Expedition 13" is a fascinating example of the evolution-
ary path space programs around the world have traveled.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union considered their programs
to be extensions of their national wills, shining exemplars
of their countries' overriding virtue. And today, a Russian,
an American and a Brazilian work in the vacuum of space
together in a joint pursuit of knowledge.
w Here on Earth, NASA adminis-
trator Michael Griffin on Thursday
issued a new communications
o l, i policy he labeled "a commitment to
s. openness." The new policy, largely a
response to a January controversy
Andrew Bare about alleged attempts by the Bush
The Bare Truth administration to silence concerns
firstname.lastname@example.org over global warming, is in places
vague. But the first principle states
that NASA "is committed to a cul-
ture of openness with the media and public that values the
free exchange of ideas, data and information ...."
Sweet, sweet words.
None of these positives really made the nightly news;
NASA rarely does these days.
In fact, the most television-worthy event of the past
couple of weeks was a failure.
On March 24, Space Exploration Technologies, a private
company, launched Falcon 1, a rocket designed to eventually
make space travel more affordable. Unfortunately, the rocket
failed seconds after takeoff. A preliminary inquiry blamed a
fuel leak and subsequent fire.
Accomplishing extraordinary things is a process that al-
most always begins with a failure.
But no one involved in a space program is a stranger to
defeat. However conspicuous the failures in the early days
of space exploration, NASA persevered. And they landed on
the moon, built the Hubble and sent probes to Mars.
Two weeks ago, Space Exploration Technologies failed,
just as NASA failed so many times in the beginning. Human
beings will fail again in the future. Such is the nature of all en-
deavors. But the cause of exploration is too vital for scientists
to be cowed by failure.
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Dance Marathon doesn't just raise money
I won't even touch on Andrew Meyer's
ridiculous claim that Dance Marathon is just
hazing under the guise of charity, but I will
challenge his statement that the 32 hours we
spend on our feet does nothing to "help the
Perhaps Meyer was never told: Dance
Marathon isn't just about raising funds, it's
about raising awareness. We stand because
no matter how much our muscles protest, it
can never compare to the pain the children
must endure. We miss out on events like the
last game of the Final Four because of all the
events that characterize a normal childhood
they must do without. We are still there at
4 a.m. to better understand what parents go
through as they spend sleepless nights pacing
hospital floors at their children's bedsides. In
addition, while I admit that I had a few bad
moments around 3 a.m. Saturday, Dance
Marathon is by no means torture.
The staff works year-round to ensure danc-
ers have sufficient distractions and games that
enrich the experience. In fact, if you had been
there at 5 p.m. Sunday, just short of the 32 hour
mark, you would have seen a smiling crowd
of 600 dancing, not exactly a scene I remember
from "Night of the Living Dead."
Also, in regard to where our students' time
is best spent, there are another 363 days in
the year, and I have no doubt that hundreds
of participants left the Stephen C. O'Connell
Center on Sunday evening more committed
to helping the children and helping others in
general, than when they entered. I encourage
everyone, including Meyer, to sign up for
Dance Marathon 2007. I know I will.
Dress codes shouldn't ban head scarves
I am writing in response to Burcin Unel's
column "Speaker overstated human rights
violations against women." In her column,
Unel claims to be shocked by the undemo-
cratic image of Turkey that former parlia-
ment member Merve Kavakci portrayed in
Unel states that she went to school with
women who were allowed to cover, and that
Kavakci was only forced to uncover due to
a "well-known dress code for government
employees, which bans head scarves as well
as jeans and tank tops." Her implication
that head scarves, something Islam requires
Muslim women to wear when in public, are
equivalent to tank tops or jeans, is absolutely
Women should be allowed to abide by
religious law if they choose regardless of
where they are, in the same way that they
should not be forced to cover if they do not
want to. Unel says that this "dress code"
was created to respect others' rights and the
mores of society.
How covering is disrespectful to others, I
am not quite sure. However, I am quite sure
that forcing a woman to uncover and ignor-
ing her right to follow the dictation of her
religion is disrespectful to her beliefs. Unel
says that women are allowed to wear head
scarves in their "private life," as though
this is some type of consolation. Religious
beliefs are not something people confine
to their private lives, regardless of their
government's policy on the separation of
church and state.
As UF students, we are well aware of this
anytime we walk through Turlington on a
Maybe Unel would see this differently if
it were a Christian being forced to remove
the sign of the cross, or a Jew being forced to
remove the Star of David. By forcing women
to uncover, the government might as well
have said that it was OK to be a Muslim
woman in the Turkish Parliament, but only
if she did not follow her religious beliefs.
Although Turkey may be more democratic
than other Middle Eastern nations, I agree
with Unel that it still has a long way to go.
Ameneh A. Ebadi
Melone supports American aggression
Matt Melone's article Monday portraying
an interpretation of Osama bin Laden's cor-
respondence with Bush showed nothing but
ignorance and arrogance.
First of all, what is this war all about?
Bringing democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan
throughmurder and chaos, protecting home-
land security through oil, or catching Osama
bin Laden, who has now disappeared from
the scene? No one knows anymore. Who
made America the world police?
Melone's mode of thinking shows that he
knows nothing about history or the reality
of the war. It's another "Terrorist Christian
crusade" to him and the neoconservative
People like Melone, in their arrogance,
try to find excuses for kicking around mur-
dered civilians' heads like soccer balls and
using phosphorous bombs on whole cities.
Why doesn't Melone stop trying to find false
reasons for this unjust war, and actually
stand up for something honorable ending
the American aggression!
Immigration should be viewed rationally
This is regarding the new developments
on the immigration policy debate. First, im-
migration to the U.S is a historical process
that cannot be stopped, yet it can be con-
trolled through the right measures thus,
building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border,
or increasing border control or making it a
felony will not stop people from coming.
Second, immigration to the U.S. is a by-
product of capitalist. practices toward Latin
America and unfair subsidies to American
agriculture that later flood Latin American
countries' markets and run small farmers
out of business, forcing them to come to this
country searching for jobs.
Third, Americans need this cheap labor
in order to fuel the economy and keep con-
sumers happy or else the prices of produce,
construction and other services will rise.
Who wants to pay $6 a pound for tomatoes
because there are no Mexicans or Central
Americans working the fields?
Fourth, these people are.not criminals,
and they take jobs you don't want just so you
can buy cheaper services.
Finally, how did you get here in the first
place? Unless you are Native American, you
areprobably the descendant of someone who
came here from another country.
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Money cut from special events to balance budget
* EVENTS WITH BUDGET CUTS
INCLUDE BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
To save about $3,000 of next year's Student
Government budget, student senators cut
the budgets of Black History Month, Pride
Awareness Month and those of other events.
The amendment to the special events
budget which shrunk the budget from
$262,290 to $258,786 passed at the senate's
weekly meeting Tuesday night.
Next year's SG budget of about $12 mil-
lion is facing a $309,000 shortfall.
The Senate Budget & Appropriations
Committee originally approved a 5 percent
increase for the special events budget, but
had to cut the budgets to adjust to the 3.6
percent increase approved by UF's Board of
The smaller increase resulted when the
board approved an in-
_Student crease in the Activity &
', '. Service Fee of 60 cents
per credit hour, rather
than the 84 cent increase SG officials had
The A&S Fee funds SG's budget.
The bill also got rid of a controversial mea-
sure that prevented organizations from using
more than 50 percent of an event's budget on
Asian American Student Union President
Sandy Chiu said that although her organiza-
-tion was happy with the elimination of the 50
percent cap, she wished the senate had not
imposed the measure in the first place.
"[Senators] could have saved us a head-
ache by not imposing it on us," she said
before the meeting.
Sonny's founder flew back from Indy
ARRIVAL, from page 1
After Donovan's opening
statement, sophomore center
Joakim Noah quickly took over
as the unofficial master of cer-
"Are you guys ready to
party for a couple weeks?"
Noah asked. "We're going to
be downtown, midtown, ev-
erywhere, and all y'all better
Every key player spoke,
including Lee Humphrey, Al
Horford, Taurean Green and
Initially, Green and Brewer
hid in the back of the crowd
until the normally reserved
Horford put them on the spot.
"All I can say is it's great
to be a Florida Gafor," Brewer
The Gators' lone senior,
Adrian Moss, cradled the na-
tional championship trophy
while his teammates spoke be-
fore Noah took it back.
When freshman David
Huertas, a Puerto Rico native,
shied away from the micro-
phone, Noah spoke for him.
"Our boys played two
of the best games they
played all year. They just
smothered them boys."
Floyd "Sonny" Tillman
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q
"I love Puerto Rico," Noah
said. "I'm from everywhere. I
represent for everybody."
The crowd responded in
unison, chanting, "Two more
years," pleading for Noah and
fellow sophomores Horford,
Brewer and Green to return for
a repeat run.
Floyd "Sonny" Tillman,
founder of Sonny's Real Pit
Bar-B-Q restaurants, flew in
for the event after attending
Monday night's title game in
"Our boys played two of
the best games they played
all year," Tillman said of the
Gators' Final Four wins. "They
just smothered them boys."
A longtime Gators fan,
Tillman said he had attended
all three of UF's Final Four
appearances and was present
at the first game played at the
O'Connell Center in 1980.
"It's hard to explain how
you feel about this ball club,"
Tillman said. "This is the first
one we brought home;.It's just
a whole new feeling.
"This basketball team is just
awesome. They're something
With one more celebration
in store at the O'Connell Center
on Friday at 7 p.m., Noah left
the UF fans with another party
"Let's do it in football now,"
Police prepared for worse
PARTY, from page 1
their flaws. Jose Gerardo Lugo,
24, was arrested on charges of
Lugo, who was "very intoxi-
cated," according to the GPD
report, began screaming and
banging on his car in the park-
ing lot outside of his home.
He continued screaming
while jumping up and down
on the hood of his car, smash-
ing the windshield and denting
his car, according to the report.
When police arrived, Lugo
denied destroying his car and
said someone randomly van-
dalized it and ran away, ac-
cording to the report.
One UF student celebrating
on University Avenue, Michael
Benjamin Marks, was arrested
on charges of slapping a police
horse on the right rear leg, ac-
cording to a GPD police report.
Marks, 20, startled the horse
named Justice and caused him
to lunge forward, endangering
pedestrians in front of him, ac-
cording to the report.
When police tried to hand-
cuff Marks, he tried to pull his
arms free by twisting and turn-
ing his body violently, accord-
ing to the report.
SMarks later told police that
the reason he slapped the horse
was because "he was just trying
to show off for some friends."
Kameg said police were
overlooking minor crimes to
maintain the crowd, but ar-
rested those who were endan-
gering themselves or others.
"If someone wants to stand
on a tree or light posts then
have at it," Kameg said. "If you
do it today, then you'll get ar-
Some students burned
couches and had bonfires on
the street to celebrate UF's
However, the Gainesville
Fire Rescue said they respond-
ed to several minor fires.
"There was nothing out
of the ordinary on a Monday
night," said fire rescue spokes-
man Sgt. Paul Kincaid. "Some
of the fires were even extin-
guished when we got there."
Kincaid said fire rescue did
not increase staff for Monday
"We thought our normal
staff for the night would be
enough and it was," Kincaid
said. "There was nothing
extraordinarily damaging to
people or to property."
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Capoeira combines acrobatics, fighting, dancing
College campuses foster art's expansion
By JULIA CARVALHO
Alligator Contributing Writer
Legs are flying in the air, seem-
ingly aimed at others' faces, but no
one is alarmed.
There's friendship among these
The capoeiristas have arrived,
and their post-Spring Break energy
is high. Most wear white sweat
pants with a cord tied casually
around the waist, with different
colors baring evidence of their skill
level in the Brazilian martial art
they are all there to practice.
Five minutes before the class is
scheduled to begin, the instructor
saunters in. He's a young black
man with wild hair and an enor-
mous smile that instantly puts
people at ease.
His real name is Wellington
Porto, but they call him Borracha,
which means "rubber" in
He sits down casually after
greeting his students with hugs
and kisses. He is Brazilian, after
all from Bahia, the Brazilian city
with arguably the most "calor hu-
mano," human warmth.
"End parallel!" he yells in
Portuguese to a girl doing kicks
His smile shows he isn't being
mean. She tries again.
"I'm going to tape your feet to-
gether if you don't end parallel," he
warns. The smile is still there.
This session of capoeira begins
as it has hundreds of times since
its arrival on the Gainesville scene
Capoeira is a complex activity:
It combines acrobatics, fighting,
dancing and culture into a beauti-
ful art that can take a lifetime to
master. And, for those who practice
it religiously, it becomes a way of
"Really, its dance-fighting,"
said 18-year-old Larissa Galante, a
Brazilian who has been practicing
capoeira for almost three years.
Her first "batizado," a student's
advancement ceremony, opened
her eyes to how unique the martial
"It's different from all other
martial arts because there are so
many different elements to it, not
just working out or kicks from
standing still," she said.
"You never know what you'll
be training from one minute to the
Even more, those who practice
believe there's a beautiful culture
and history that each student must
take time to learn if they want the
Capoeira was created by slaves
in Brazil as a form of weaponless
revolution. Since it looked like sim-
ple acrobatics and dancing to the
unknowing overseer, capoeira's ef-
fectiveness could be easily masked.
When authorities caught on to
its resemblance to martial arts, they
banned capoeira a decree that
remained in place until the 1930s.
Since then, it has grown and
expanded all over the world, and
college campuses provide fertile
ground for growing new capoei-
It landed in Gainesville after
Mestre Jelon Vieira, a capoeira
master who formed the Capoeira
Foundation and Dance Brazil
(groups that perform all over the
country), came to perform here six
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Capoeira instructor Wellington "Borracha" Porto and student Amy Green practice the Brazilian martial
art at the new facility at 601 S. Main St.
years ago and decided to create a
Since then, Capoeira in
Gainesville has been taught at the
Unified Training Center. It is taught
three times a week at 601 S. Main
St. and is still bringing in curious
However, those who stick
around get capoeira nicknames
and learn to appreciate it as more
than just exercise.
Patrick "Pernalonga" Horani, a
24-year-old medical student at UF
who has practiced capoeira for four
years, says the human anthropol-
ogy aspect of it draws people in
just as much as the workout.
Horani explained that capoeira
brings out a person's true personal-
ity. When two people are fighting
in a "roda," when the group forms
a circle and two people battle in
the center, nobody can hide how
"Sometimes you're not in con-
trol of your intentions because
you're not in control of yourself,"
If someone is in a bad mood or
has a bad temper, they may be more
aggressive and attempt rash moves.
Someone with a mild temper, who
is just trying to have fun, will have
a different style and perhaps better
planned moves, Horani said.
While this may seem obvious to
some, Horani said it goes deeper
Capoeira teaches a person to
"appear open, play closed," which
means they can be aggressive in a
way that keeps them protected.
Horani enumerated rules for
playing well: Don't lose your
temper, don't challenge someone
who's better than you and be aware
of yourself always.
"It can be therapeutic because
you can learn things about your-
self," he said.
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B ANN COULTER WILL SPEAK
TONIGHT AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER.
By BOBBY EAGLE
Alligator Contributing Writer.
Political commentator and The New
York Times best-selling author Ann
Coulter will speak tonight at 8 at UF's
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Free tickets for "An Evening with Ann
Coulter" will be available at the Phillips
Center and the University Box Office, and
there is a limit of two tickets per person.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m., and Coulter is
expected to speak about her books as well
as her political viewpoints, said Nicole
Trueblood, spokeswoman for Accent,
Student Government's speakers bureau,
who is sponsoring the event.
The cost of the event, about $32,000,
includes Coulter's air travel and lodging,
The author of four New York Times
best-sellers, Coulter released her latest
book, "How to Talk to a Liberal (If You
Must)," in 2004.
Coulter is the legal affairs correspon-
dent for Human Events, a national con-
servative weekly, and writes a syndicated
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10, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5,2006
A Celebration of Champions
Top left: Gators fans take to the streets after watching the men's basket-
ball team win the NCAA championship Monday night. Festivities contin-
ued until early Tuesday morning, shutting down University Avenue.
Top right: Joathan Keenan lets out a yell at the Stephen C. O'Connell.
Center while watching the Gators gain a lead against UCLA in the first
half. Keenan and 5,996 other Gators fans packed the O'Connell Center
to watch the game broadcast on a big screen.
Bottom left: Reaching over the fence, Reesha Patel, 20, gets a high five
from Joakim Noah on Tuesday afternoon at the Gainesville Raceway.
Bottom right: Celebrations on University Avenue intensified as the night
progressed and students cheered, boasting the Gators' victory.
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Fans revel in Gator glory after NCAA Championship victory
Kristen Nichols / Alligator Staff
Covered in orange and blue, Gators fans were not underrepresented at the RCA Dome
in Indianapolis Monday night as the Gators led UF to its first NCAA Men's Basketball
Championship. The Gators beat the UCLA Bruins 73-57. Basketball celebrities also
joined in the excitement Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Bill Russell and Charles
Barkley were just four famed players in the stands.
Marvin Halelamien / Alligator
Above: Palmer Bradley, 58, picks toilet
paper off the grass and trees on the North
Lawn early Tuesday morning. He said he
has not seen this much toilet papering
since UF won the football national cham-
pionship in 1996.
Right: A student roams the streets early
Tuesday morning searching for her cell
phone in the garbage left behind after
Gators fans took over West University Av-
enue throughout most of the night.
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Fans do the Gator chomp at Gainesville Raceway as they wait for the NCAA champions
to be escorted to the track from Gainesville Regional Airport on Tuesday afternoon.
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Professor tests caffeine levels
By SHARILYN WISKUP
Alligator Contributing Writer
A UF professor's research,
which found that many people
are oblivious to how much caffeine
they consume, has gained national
Caffeine labels should be listed
on beverage nutrition labels, said
Bruce A. Goldberger, UF director of
toxicology and professor of pathol-
ogy and psychiatry. His research
was recently featured on Fox News
"I hope this will spread aware-
*ness," Goldberger said. "People
who are sensitive might look at a
label, think twice, and switch over
to a caffeine-free beverage."
Nutrition labels do not include
the amount of caffeine in products,
which poses problematic health
risks for students who use it often.
For the past three years,
Goldberger tested caffeine levels
in sodas and will soon begin to test
the caffeine levels in teas.
In March, Goldberger published
a report in a scientific journal,
which listed specific amounts of
caffeine in 10 energy drinks, 19
carbonated sodas and seven other
The caffeine he found in energy
drinks was more than the daily
recommendations by the Food and
The FDA recommends no more
than 32.4 milligrams of caffeine for
a 6-ounce beverage and 65 mil-
ligrams of caffeine for a 12-ounce
Goldberger tested a 16-ounce
can of a SoBe energy drink, which
contained 141.1 milligrams of caf-
He also tested one 6.5-ounce
cup of a Starbucks DoubleShot and
found it contained 105.7 milligrams
"You don't want to talk
to me, especially before
class, because I can't func-
tion without [caffeine]."
Even though traditional 12-
ounce cans of soda and fast food
fountain drinks contain less than 50
milligrams of caffeine, Goldberger
said he believes the more informa-
tion a nutrition label can provide,
the better off people will be.
He said students are hesitant
to take a NoDoz pill because they
see it contains 200 milligrams of
caffeine. However, they have no
concern drinking a 16-ounce cup
of coffee, which contains 220 mil-
ligrams of caffeine.
Though caffeine levels are re-
quired on labels in Europe, some
argue it may make the nutrition
label too large for a beverage con-
tainer in the U.S.
UF nutritionist Melanie Brede
said if manufacturers begin to list
the numerical amounts of caffeine
in soda, coffee and tea, they might
as well list the numerical amounts
of all the ingredients. Students she
works with build a tolerance for
caffeine and rely on fluids to stay
alert and manage hunger, she said.
"If I get to the point when I need'
caffeine to get going, then I know I.
need more sleep," Brede said.
Stress might also play a factor in
excessive caffeine consumption.
Erinn Kellner, a UF sophomore,
said she once had to stop studying
at Panera Bread and drive back
to her Campus Lodge apartment
while her heart raced and hands
jittered. She said she had she drank
too much caffeine while trying to
study for a chemistry exam.
Symptoms of a caffeine over-
dose and lack of sleep may include
a racing heart, shaking hands and
a nauseated stomach, according to
the National Sleep Foundation's
Depending on the day and over-
all academic demands, Kellner said
she drinks three to 10 cans of Diet
Coke or coffee a week.
"You don't want to talk to me,
especially before class, because I
can't function without it," she said.
Since her caffeine scare, Kellner
did research online to find how
much caffeine was in her favorite
drinks and how much was consid-
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every 15 mins. 1 mile from UF. Avail for fall.
352-222-4235. $875/MO. Walking distance
to Butler Plaza 4-26-33-2
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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-
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2 car garage. Fenced back yard. New paint
and tile. $890 one year or $850 two years
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B-ball, Comp lab, Gym, FREE UF parking
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Andree Realty. 352-375-2900 4-10-20-2
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1614 NW21stAvenue 3/2 $1000
2006 NW 35th St 4/2 $1365
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4430 NW 16th PI 3/2 $1485
918 NW 39th Ave 3/1 $750
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$475/mo avail Aug 1st. 225 SW 3rd Ave.
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apt, cent A/C, new paint, $630/mo. Upstairs/
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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
S For Rent
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership!
SORORITY ROW AREA *
Live in luxury @ Windsor Hall. 2 Blocks to
UF. Incl everything + pool, gym, sundeck.
Starting at $410/mi. 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
*k WALK TO UF -k
4BR/1BA beautiful brick house.
Hardwood floors, fireplace, centA/C,
$1600/mo. 313 NW 11th St. Call 375-8256
** WALK TO UF k*
Sorority Row area. 2BR/1BA apt in historic
stone building. Beautiful hardwood floors,
cent AC/heat, 911 SW 6th Ave.
*SORORITY ROW AREA*
Beautiful stone cottage. 3BR/1 BA,
hardwood floors. Must see. $1300/mo.
** 5 BLOCKS TO UF **
Beautiful 2Br/1 BA w/hardwood floors &
fireplace. $1200/mo. Call 375-8256.
LUXURY CONDOS! GOLF COMM
in Jonesyille area 2/2.5 w/garage,
gated, b-ball ct, tennis, pool
gym, carwash, move-in spec avail
MAGNOLIA REALTY 352-200-4992
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 NW35th 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. 2BR/1BA in triplex in quiet
neighborhood. $600/mo. 1st, last, & sec. Call
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
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
*AVOID NOISY NEIGHBORS*
FREE Tanning, W/D, Huge 24 hr. gym,
PC lab, Gated, Pet friendly, Free Cable,
Leasing for Fall: 377-2777
S For Rent
Countryside at the University
Female for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA, $425/mo
incl. utils, cable & internet. On bus rt #9 &
#35. Avail now 352-377-1283, 561-575-9821
NEAR LAW SCHOOL 3/1, 1/1, 1st last, sec.
Pref grad student. No pets, W/D hook-up,
dish, W/D firs,- cent A/C, gas heat, trees.
Call Tom >8pm or wkend 954-529-4031 4-
APTS and HOMES for Rent
visit our website at:
Merrill Management, Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2
1B 1BAapts 1 BLKTO UF
1236 SW 4th Ave $485/Mo
Carpet, Central H & Air,
Laundry Facilities. Call
Merrill Management, Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2
Efficiency. Cottage across from
Stadium $475/Mo Newly Remodeled.
Tile Floors, Full Kitchen, Bathrobm
Screened Porch. 1806 1/2 NW 2nd Ave.
Call Merrill Management, Inc. 372-1494
3 BLKS TO UF!
1BR 1BAApt with extra room
1029 SW 3rd Avenue $485/Mo
Carpet, Central H & Air, Call
Merrill Management, Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2
1BR 1BAApt BLKTO UF!
1218 SW 3rd Ave. $425/MO
Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas ht
Includes Wtr, Swg, pest control. Call
Merrill Management, Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2
2BR 1BA apt 5 Blks to UF
840 Sq ft. $550/Mo St Croix Apts
Central H &Air, Includes, Wtr, Swg, Pst Ctrl
& Garbage. 829 SW 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management, Inc. 372-1494 -
2BR 1BAApt 1 BLKto UF!
1234 SW 1st Ave. #B $600/Mo
Central H &Air, Carpet. Call
Merrill Management, Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2
LIVE ON UF LAKE *
Huge 4BR/2BA Estate.
Pool, Dock, 3 car garage. Bike or walk-t UF
Bivens Arm $2300/mo. 339-4862
*WALK TO UF*
*SORORITY ROW AREA*
New Oxford Terrace Condo
Newly furnished common area.
4BR/2.5BA Townhouse $1100/mo
3BR/2BA House $1100/mo
1BR/1BA Duck Pond $495/mo
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30+ Properties Availabel!
Downtown Studio/Garage Apt. Off-street
parking H20 incl. $370/mo. 1st., last, +
security. Call 373-6551. Leave message.
Avail. in Aug. 2BR/1BA in duplex in quiet
neighborhood. $550/mo, first, last security.
Small pets ok. 332-5585. Leave message.
* 3BR/1BA house. 3 blocks from campus.
Ceiling fans. Central heat/air. $1100/mo.
* Efficiency $450. No dogs. First, last, sec.
* Also one and two BR's avail, in Fall 378-
3/2 House SW, Dining Rm, Living Rm, Family
w/ fireplace, single car gar; 3929 SW 1 Ave.,
Shady, yd. Mary Fletcher; Realtor/Owner.
352-332-3000. Available now. 4-11-5-2
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16, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5,2006
1 For Rent
PREMIUM PARTY HOUSE 6BD/3BA
$600/mth. + 1BDI1BA new eff $900/mth
neg & disc; < 3 mi from UF on 34th, iso-
lated,'>3000 sq. ft, pool/diving, fire pl. Mike
1BR/BA avail. in 4BR apt. Campus Club.
Individual lease, Furnished, priv/BA, $400-
includes EVERYTHING. Avail. starting May.
CoriihtfAlicia 352-246-3302. 4-6-20-3
New site offers solution for subleasers: a
marketplace to match leasers with tenants!
Only national service of its kind. No mat-
ter the need, you can find it here! Free to
register! Visit: www.SubleaseAuction.com
Male @ Oxford Manor. 1BR/1BA In 3BRI
3BA. Furnished, Starting May through
August 7, $450/mo. Great amenities. Call
Alex 786-897-6965. 4-10-15-3
1 BR/BA @ Oxford Manor, furnished, starting
May, 1 mi from campus, $719/mo w/o utilities
+ internet, PRICE NEGOTIABLE. Call 305-
***Female Sublet 1BR/1BA of 3/3 apt. in
the Laurels. Large walk-in closet, upstairs
with balcony in bedroom. $413/mo, leasee
wi;4 pay assignment fee. Please call 352-476-
3860 or e-mail 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 4-11-
Summer Sublease Windsor Hall. Girls bldg.
Behind sorority row! Furnished, deluxe single
suite w/refrigerator, microwave, 2 Ig closets
& pvt bath. All utils incl. $550/mo. Avail 5/8/06
Contact Lauren for details! 407-616-9070
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 4-11-14-3
SUBLEASE! May-Aug. 2/2 in a 4/4 for $450/
OBO. Everything included! Call Lisa 850-
Summer sublease 05/14 08/05. $600/mo.
1 BR/1 BA 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. 4-6-
Summer Sublet May- August $325/MO
Roomate needed for Master bedroom in fully
furnished 2BR/2BA apt. Near campus, pool &
gym. Pets are welcome. Call 786-543-9418
OR email@example.com 4-7-10-3
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.
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/!BA in 3BR/3BA. Upstairs w/ balcony,
walk-in closet. $350/mo; Downstairs $335/
mo. Avail May thru Aug. 352-328-4210
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
e*2 BLKS from UF! o
Summer C. 2BR in 3BR/1.5BA. On NW 2nd
Ave behind Swamp. Hdwd firs, big rms, furn.
M/F. $350/mo + utils/OBO. 941-380-1783
Female for 1 BR/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/2BAtownhouse forsublease. 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. 4-11-10-3
** 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).
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-
Furnished room in great location on NW 10th
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, furn./unfurn.
$335/3.85 mo. w/o util. OBO Call 352-246-
2BR/2BA. Unfurnished. W/D
May June July. $600/mo + util.
email firstname.lastname@example.org 4-6-5-3
May-Aug sublese for female; 1bed/lbath
in 3bed/2bath; May free; $350/month incl
electric, internet, cable; close to campus;
furnished; call Sara 281-0567 4-5-5-3
Male to sublease 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA @
Gainesville Place, May Aug. $400/mo.
Furnished, all included. Call Juan 850-339-
6007 or email email@example.com. 4-5-5-3
$376 1BR/share 1BA in 4BR/3BA Campus
Club Apts. Poolside building. June, July,
Aug. lease. Call 352-870-3234 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information .
Ask for Jay. 4-5-5-3
$350 for everything!
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt in Countryside. All
util incl. Water, elec, cable, hi spd i-net. Near
pool. Great roommmates & living room furn.
Avail starting May. Call Bing 352-275-4296
WALK TO CAMPUS
1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA apt 3 blocks N of
campus. Female only avail May-Aug. Aug
rent paid! W/D, DW incl. $450 OBO month +
1/2 util. Call Jessica 772-475-5369 4-5-5-3
Sublease: Big 1BD/1BA in 4/4 apt. Near
SFCC. Place is at front of complex. Includes
utils., cable, washer + dryer, furnished,
$399. Call Eric for details (352) 209-3516.
Summer sublease avail. May-Aug for $295/
mo. 1 BR/ 1BA in 3/3. Call Brittany at 239-
1 Block to UF. 1227 SW4th Ave, Apt. #1
1or 2BR in 3BR apt. First BR $350, Second
BR $370. Call Richard 331-0590, or 514-
5060 cell. 4-13-10-3
Take over lease 1BR/1BA apt. April to July
$440/mo. Option to renew. Near campus.
(Frederich Gardens). Call 870-1319, 4-
Summer Sublease. 2 min Walk to Smathers.
May-July 1 BR. apt. $400/mo. Vegetarian
wanted. Call Ravi 375-6597. 4-6-5-3
2 Bed 1 Bath Sublease in historic downtown
Gainesville. Avail. ASAP. Call 352-256-4067
to work out details. 4-14-10-3
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA house, $340/
negotiable, all util incl, W/D, furnished if
needed, Shady Forest (behind hilton) May-
mid Aug. Call Josh 850-830-1314 4-7-6-3
Monticello 3BR/2.5BA. 4942 NW 1st Place.
$1150/mo clubhouse, pool, busline. Avail
April to Aug. Call Union Properties 373-7578
Royal Village 1BR in 4BR/2BA apt. 1/2 mi to
campus. Avail April to Aug..$440/mo incl all
utils. Call Colleen 941-720-0844. 4-13-10-3
Summer sbulease. 1/1 or 2/2. Fully fur-
nished. EVERYTHING incl. $365/mo. Each
room. Females only. 352-271-1320. Leave
1BR Avail after May 1st. $439/mo on
20 bus. Call 352-359-0663. E-mail:
email@example.com. You can keep the
deposit. Near to Butler Plaza and grocery
stores. Contact me! 4-14-10-3
Master BR w/BA avail from May 1st to July
26th in 2BR/2BA apt in Bellamy Grand.
$427.50/mo. Must be professional or re-
sponsible. Small pets ok. W/D, DW. Fitness
center, pool. 352-225-1425 4-7-5-3
Female 1BR/1BA @ Countryside. May 8
-Aug 5 w/Aug free. $393/mo all util incl. Fully
furn, 9, 35 bus. Pool, gym. Call Lauren 352-
2BR/1BA apt available. May 15th $589/mo.
Homestead 352-335-1572 or 239-671-8399
1BR/1BA summer sublease for female in a
4BR/4BA apt @ University Club $400/mo incl
utils. Avail May 1 to Aug 8. Contact @ 813-
* $100 CASH *
2BR/2BA in The Estates for 2006-2007
school year. $555/mo util incl. Call 954-290-
Summer sublease!! Located close to cam-
pus at Windsor Hall. Girl roommate needed.
Fridge, own bathroom, pool, workout room,
study lounges and laundry on each floor. Call
Cara @ 256-426-4118 4-7-5-3
Oakbrook Walk. 1BR/1BA in 2/2. 1st floor
poolside. Walk to campus! All util incl. Cable
+ internet, Wash/dry, furnished for $375/mo
May -Aug! 585-507-2601 4-14-10-3
Spacious 1BR/1BA in a 4BR. Washer/Dryer.
Gym & Pool $300 a month May-Aug. Call
305-323-5967 or Guy98@ufl.edu 4-14-10-3
Sublease 2BR/1BA apt. 1BR available May
1st, 2nd BR available June 1st. Walk to cam-
pus. College View. Carpet, nice scenic view
& very functional. On first floor. 352-514-
3877. $325/mo + 1/2 utils. 4-10-5-3
1 BR apt @ Windmeadows
Sublet 1 to 4 months. $572/mo. 371-0176
1, 2, or 3BR/2BA fully furnished apt. @
University Commons for $395/mo OBO.
Includes rent & utils. May-August. New gym,
5 min to campus. Call Shira 407-697-9644
For summer C. 1 or 2BR avail in house. 16th
& 3rd. Furn, util incl. Walk to class & bars.
Asking $400/mo OBO. Call Shana 954-295-
Looking Glass 2BR/2BA apt for Summer C.
Appliances, W/D incl, lots of parking. Across
street from campus. Approx $550/each incl
util. Contact 941-661-1044 or 239-462-3664
Sublease 2BRs in 4BR/4.5BA townhouse 1
bik from campus. Avail 5/15 7/31. $500/mo
+ 1/4 util per BR. 2 weeks free rent. Call 407-
718-2660 or 407-484-9681 4-10-5-3
Summer sublease. May 1 July 31. 1BR
apt/house. Has kitchen and bathroom. Only
blocks from campus, walk or ride bike. Only
$450/mo. Call Jason 386-804-6768 4-17-
2BR/2BA in 2BR/2BA apt furnished in the
Estates. Indiv summer leases, everything
inc. + great amenities. $525/mo/each. OBO.
561-543-6068, 561-762-8898 4-17-10-3
) II Subleases
I all' Subleases
Summer sublease 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA
Windsor Park. Fully furn, ethemet, 2nd'
floor, indiv lease, everything incl. $460/mo
NEGOTIABLE. Call 904-662-9600 4-17-
Summer sublease @ Lexington. 1 BR1 BA in
4BR/4BA. $450/mo Avail May thru Aug. Price
negotialbel Everything included. Call 727-
776-3380 or firstname.lastname@example.org 4-10-5-3
2BR/2BA unfun. apt. in the Polos. Avail. May
1- July 26 w/option to renew. $756/mo. Pet
friendly. Private balcony. W/D. Call 352-373-
-1BR in 2BR house across from law school.
May-Aug. $300/mo. + util. Internet included.
Walk to campus or bars. Call Alec @ 850-
April through July, April, + May are paid for.
2BR/1BA for female. $275/mo + util. Large
yard, near Butler Plaza. Call Eve 407-924-
6947 or email email@example.com.' 4-11-
Summer sublease @ Lexington, 1 BR/ 1 BA
in 4 BR/ 4BA. $390/mo avail. May-Aug. Call
Sean @ 561-346-5110 for more information
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 4-11-5-3
SUBLEASE FOR SUMMER
Directly Across 13th St. from UF
Own Room, Pool-front Apt.
$399/mo Utilities/DSLCable Incl.
email@example.com, 407-497-0371. 4-7-3-3
Female for 1BR/1BA in 4/4 @ G'ville Place.
May-Aug. Furnished, all util. incl, cable, eth-
emet, wash/dry, gym, pool, comp lab. $430/
mo. Negotiable. 352-.346-8465. 4-11-5-3
Summer C sublease. 1 of 2BRs, $262/mo.
Fully furnished. Yard, fire ring & hammock.
Porch, wood firs & gas stove. 1403 NW 6th
PI- 6blks. N. of campus. (727) 686-1967. 4-
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
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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0I Roommates ) Roommates ) Al Roommates ] Roommates
"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.
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
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-
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 cbndo
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-
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
A PRIVATE AND LUXURIOUS *
2BR avail in 3/.25 spacious north Gainesville
home. $400 + 1/3 util each. Avail summer/
fall. 954-649-2690 4-26-20-4
UF male to share 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
Walking distance to campus. W/D. $425/mo
+ 1/2 utils. Call 1-877-833-2865 4-5-4-4
SHARE 2BR/2BA in Clayton Est. $200
N/R dep. $350/mo or $100/wk. Incl. util.
Handyman can work off portion. Need truck.
Small/caged pets ok. Police I.D. req. Only
interest need apply. Donna 331-2344. 4-
Furnished room w/pvt bath. University
Terrace Gainesville. W/D, A/C, cable, inter-
net. $350/mo. Call 352-472-9778 or 305-,
Male, NS, non-drinking, quiet, needed to
share 3/3 furnished apt. at Rockwood Villa.
All util included except phone. No pets. $430/
mo. 407-766-7103 or 321-331-7411. Avail in
2 roommates needed to share large NW
home 1.5 mi to UF. $425/mo incl intemet,
utils & cable. No smokers, no pets. 284-0771
Need 1-2 roommates for tight house
6 blks to UF. Game/music room,
furnished, free cable+ wireless.
May->Aug or Dec. $310/mo. Will
work details. Pete 352-870-7427 4-10-5-4
Room for rent in beautiful 4BR/3BA house.
$400/mo. and includes everything cable, in-
temet, and utilities. House has fireplace and
wood floors. 561-389-8017. 4-11-5-4
Roommate needed. 4014 NW 20th Terr.
$530/mo all incl. Summer lease Avail. Great
house. Won't last. Call Loypa at 786-295-
1BR in a 3BR/2BA house in Northwood
Oaks. Fully fum. Hi spd wireless intemet,
cable, local phone, WID, Ig yard, pvt parking.
15 min. from UF. Off bus route $400/mo +
utils. Avail immediately. Call 352-283-2005.
1BR avail in charming 3BR house in NW
Gainesville, near Ward's Grocery. Quiet
neighborhood, W/D, cable, internet. Prefer
professional/ serious student. $275/mo + 1/3
util. No lease. Avail May 1. Call 338-2086.
Rm. for rent in 3BR/1BA house. DOg ok,
W/D, 5 mi. from UF, close to Hawthome Trail.
$300/mo. Plus 1/2 util. 381-8652. 4-11-5-4
Female roommate for 3BR/2BA house on
36th & Univ. Avail. May $360/mo. Call Katie
@ 352-514-5985. 4-26-16-4
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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
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AT AFFORDABLE PRICES Visit
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Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
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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.
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Countryside and University Terrace:
Near pool. Great location. On bus line.
2 miles from campus 407-620-1555
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18, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5,2006
jl Real Estate
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 BUY A CONDO?
Do your homework; check out:
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Fast, Free, & Easy. LOOK HERE FIRST.
2BR/1 BA condo located close to UF, Shands,
and VA. A must see starting at $89,000. Two
different complexes to choose from. Call
Kenny Gibbs with Campus Realty at 352-
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-
JUST WHAT YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING
FOR. 4BR/3BA, 1500 sq ft home only 10
min to UF. Prited @ $182,000. Count On
Compean for ALL your real estate needs.
ERA Trend Realty 352-745-6118 4-11-20-5
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. $167,000.
Please call for Appt. 352-373-8176. 4-18-
View 50+ DIFFERENT CONDOS NEAR UF
Online at www.ufcondominiums.com.
1 neclisting 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
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
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Tired of renting? Why waste $$ on an apt.?
Invest in a home of your own! Call Kate
Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 359-1112. Seller
Pays commission! 4-26-26-5
University Terrace Gainesville. 4BR/4BA
condo. W/D, pool, buslines, great location.
Leased through July. $179, $500. John 786-
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
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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
ENJOY DOWNTOWN LIVING in adorable
2BR/1BA condo. 2 condos available. 4 blks
E of Hippodrome 5min to UF 923 sq ft w/
gorgeous Italian tile throughout. $101,099.
Call Liberty Phoenix w/Prudential Preferred
Properties of Gainesville 224-1243 4-6-5-5
BRANDYWINE 2/2 1226 sq ft. $120,000 ap-
praisal 2006. Range, refrigerator/dishwasher.
Call Bettye Stoney Allen 352-318-3931.
Century 21 John Merrill. MLS262907 4-
0 1 Furnishings
BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-26-72-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 4-26-72-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-26-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. .Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-26-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6
U*l Furnishings 3 *11 Furnishings
Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
BRAND NEW FURNITURE
Mattress Sets $169
5pc. Bedroom Sets $495
And Much More! Delivered to your door!
www.gowfb.com Check it out!
Or call (352) 376-1600 4-26-72-6
Bed" All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 4-26-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both
for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-0333 4-
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 4-26-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
"BEDS ALL BRAND NEW"
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 4-26-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
Bedroom Set- $300 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-26-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver..352-333-7516 4-26-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-26-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used 0 Buy Sell 4-26-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-26-63-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
OBeds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
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We buy computers and laptops
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Refer to this ad for 10% off 12-6-118-7
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Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
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Antique 4 record set in original booklet.
78rpm. Exc cond. "It is Florida's Favorites"
UF Div of Music, performed by Univ Band &
Men's Glee Club, circa 1930's-40's.Accepting
offers until 4/30. Call 435-477-8798 4-17-10-
BOOKS FOR SALE
Thousands of books in all categories. Call for
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M 1 Motorcycles, Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
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Best Prices and. Customer Service!!
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
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others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 4-26-72-11
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
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***GatorMoto*** Our new state of the
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available. 6921 NW 22nd St. 376-6275
**CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES **
SCOOTERS, in ANY condition new or used.
Running or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
SCOOTER 2006 VERUCCI
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Only $675. Call 641-6018. 4-7-13-11
Scooter 2005 Mandami 50cc.
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1997 Yamaha Zuma
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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
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*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
DOver 10 yr svc to UF students
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 19
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
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-
BEST CARS 0 LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
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Test drive any vehicle and
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Ask for details 338-1999 4-26-62-12
1998 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
Asking $3500. 95k. Well maintained. Call
Laura @ 352-258-2029. 4-13-10-12
2000 Silver CRV LX.
Sport utility. 1 Owner. All records. 89,500 mi
$-7,300. Good condition. 2 W.D. 215-8154.
2005 HONDAACCORD LX
Black 4 door, 4 cyl. Take over payments.
$21,295.00. 352-481-6069 4-6-4-12
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NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on.Saturday mornings would need transpor-
tation to go to Angel Gardens hopefully living
in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6948
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 4-14-59-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
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WANTED Female for 2hr stationary engi-
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$50. Call ASAP. Leave message indicating
exact height/weight 375-8710 4-7-6-13
WANTED FORD F150 pick-up truck, 1997
to 2004 for 2 hr stationary engineering study.
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Faith, tennis guide Gordon through pregnancy
* AFTER SITTING OUT A
SEASON, THE UF STAR HAS
RESUMED HER ROLE.
By ANTONIO GONZALES
She was ranked No. 1 in the
country by the Intercollegiate Tennis
Association and competing for an
Her life was about to change.
Something didn't feel right, and
it wasn't the disappointment of an
upset loss to Texas in the national
semifinals that year.
Her coaches said she was too
tough to let anybody know, and she
Then the news came out. She was
Alexis Gordon was about to be-
gin her senior year at UF in 2004, a
year she planned to help the highly
touted women's tennis team com-
pete for a national title, improve
her game and, most importantly,
graduate. But everything was put
Still, she knew she would play
tennis again and earn her degree, no
matter what it took.
Gordon said she didn't find out
she was pregnant until Aug. 23,
2004, three months after competing
in the NCAA Championships and
five months into her pregnancy.
It was then that she informed her
coaches and teammates of her situa-
tion and her decision to return home
to Windsor, Conn., to have her baby.
"My first concern was that I
wanted to make sure she was okay,"
UF women's tennis coach Roland
Thomqvist said. "I care for her a
He wasn't alone. Gordon said
everyone seemed supportive, espe-
cially her family:
"Anything I needed, my mom
and dad were there for me," she
But Gordon insisted to her moth-
er, Roxi, and father, Phil, that she
wanted to remain as independent as
She spent her days in Windsor
preparing for motherhood. She
attended doctor appointments,
helped with household chores and
spent time reflecting on life.
Gordon also reaffirmed her faith
and joined the Smyrna Missionary
Baptist Church, where she said
she came to peace with her situa-
tion while attending Sunday ser-
vices, something she never did in
Meanwhile, Gordon spoke with
Thomqvist once a month and kept
in touch with her teammates, fol-
lowing the Gators' progress online.
"It was tough to separate from
the team," she said. "But at the same
time, college life is draining, and I
needed a break."
On Dec. 19, 2004, she gave
birth to her daughter, Imani Kayla
"I was just amazed," Gordon
said. "She was so small and tiny, and
I couldn't believe she was inside of
me just amazed.
"Everybody says she looks
like my mom. She has big
eyes, is tall and is always alert."
In Swahili, "imani" means "faith."
A force that Gordon said guided
her through tough times would now
guide her for the rest of her life.
"When I first saw her play, I
UF women's tennis coach
Amid advice from her family,
friends and coaches, in March 2005,
Gordon plotted a return to UF.
And in June, she walked back
on the court after nearly a year out
"It was hard," Gordon said. "I
had no serve, [and] my strokes felt
weird, but I didn't feel far off."
In October, Thomqvist flew to
Windsor to see Gordon for the first
time in more than a year. He had no
idea what to expect.
"When I first saw her play, I was
amazed," he said. "She hadn't lost
Gordon lifted weights daily with
a determination she said she never
Then the time came for her to
return to Gainesville, where her
emotional roller coaster began.
But she didn't come back alone.
Roxi joined her and Imani in a two-
bedroom, off-campus Gainesville
apartment in December.
Without a veteran mom of her
own, Gordon would face a daunting
task, juggling tennis, academics and
"[My mom is] great. She basically
picks up after me," Gordon said.
"She helps with meals and stuff,
goes grocery shopping and takes
care of Imani during the day. It's
great. I don't have to be concerned
with any of that stuff."
Gordon said she keeps in touch
with Imani's father, former UF bas-
ketball player Mario Boggan, who
transferred to Oklahoma State in
2003. The two try to meet during
"We want to take care of the
needs [Imani] has," Gordon said.
"And just do what's in her best
Even with her new responsibility,
Gordon has shined on the court this
season, amassing an 18-2 record at
both the No. 1 and No. 2 singles po-
sitions. But one of her losses wasn't
a complete match. The third set
was cut short because Georgia had
already clinched the win against UF
in that March 12 match. Thomqvist
said there is no doubt in his mind
Gordon would have won if the
match went a full three sets.
Gordon received a national rank-
ing, No. 37, for the first time of the
year March 20, and she's climbing
Last week she was honored as
Southeastern Conference Women's
Tennis Athlete of the Week. And
now she's ranked 22nd in the coun-
"She's meant a huge deal, a
great, great deal," Thomqvist said of
Gordon's impact on the Gators this
season. "Not only on the court but
off the court.
"She's got a lot of humor. She
gets along well with everybody and
gets everyone in the right frame of
mind before matches."
Thomqvist said Gordon has
returned as a more confident, older
and experienced person and has
been a leader to the younger players
on the team.
Thomqvist thinks that her lead-
ership could guide the No. 3 Gators
to SEC and national championships
"The experience really showed
how much tennis meant to her,"
Thomqvist said. "It could have been
easy to do nothing, but she didn't."
And it was Gordon's love for ten- -
nis that got her through whatever
life had thrown at her.
"Tennis motivated me through-
out," she said. "It's what I've been
doing since I was 3."
She hopes to continue doing
what she loves on the professional
level after graduating with a degree
in recreational tourism this semester.
Her dream is to become a coach.
"There aren't 10 players better
than Alexis," Thomqvist said. "She
has the deep-down desire to turn
pro and, without a doubt, she has
the potential to make money." -
Imani is growing fast, and
Gordon said she thinks her daugh-
ter will have the tall physique of a
But she's not sure if she'll guide
Imani toward the game, but another
family member might.
"I think I'd like her to try same-
thing else," Gordon said. "Just to
be different. But I bet my dad will
have her on the courts soon like he
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Champs inspire Meyer
By BRYAN APP
The Gators resumed practice
Tuesday after Coach Urban Meyer
postponed Monday's workout to
travel to the NCAA Tournament title
Meyer said he almost didn't make
the trip to Indianapolis but admitted
he's glad he did.
He met with UF's national cham-
pionship basketball team in the locker
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"That's a life-changing experience,"
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Meyer added that his team could
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CURTIS PLAYS DEFENSE: As the Gators
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Relief pitching dooms slumping Gators in Jax
* O'DAY BLEW HIS FIRST
SAVE OF THE SEASON.
By BRYAN JONES
The Gators' woes continue to
A day after last season's national
runner-up dropped out of Baseball
America's Top 25 for the first time
this season, UF fell to North Florida
6-5 at The Baseball Grounds of
Jacksonville on Tuesday night.
With UF closer Darren O'Day
called on to protect a two-run lead
in the eighth inning, a two-run
single by North Florida's Chad
Knight helped fuel a three-run
eighth inning, sealing the win for
The Ospreys were also national
runners-up last season- they
finished second in the Division II
The blown save was the first of
the season for O'Day.
"Darren battled his heart out for
) us," UF coach Pat McMahon said.
i "To come up one short on the road
like this is a real, real tough loss for
our ball dub in every way."
It was a bittersweet homecoming
A Jacksonville native, McMahon
was awarded the key to the city
prior to the game.
Due to an
NCAA rule, the
who made the
jump to Division
I this season,
are ineligible for
O'Day postseason play.
But that didn't
stop Atlantic-Sun-leading North
Florida from treating their matchup
with the Gators (19-14) like a post-
season contest. The Ospreys opted
to host the game at the home field of
the Jacksonville Suns, a Double-A af-
filiate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After falling behind 3-1, Gavin
Dickey's two-run double helped
fuel a four-run sixth inning to give
the Gators a 5-3 lead that they car-
ried into the eighth.
"There are a lot of good signs
from a lot of different people,"
McMahon said. "It is just not collec-
tive right now."
The Gators have struggled with
their starting pitching this season,
but it was the Gators' two most
reliable relievers that dragged them
down Tuesday night.
UF sophomore Josh Edmondson
allowed two inherited runners to
score and was charged with a thirdd
run in the fourth inning. Four in-
nings later, O'Day also allowed an
inherited runner to score and was
charged with two runs, including
the game winner.
The struggling Gators have now
lost seven of their last nine games
and are 0-3 against Atlantic-Sun op-
ponents this season.
"This one hurts significantly,"
McMahon said. "I wish there was
one thing [we need to improve on].
I've got a priority list and it is pretty
Rivalry not coach's focus
By BRIAN STEELE
There won't be a clash of two highly
ranked teams at JoAnne Graf Field in
Tallahassee, but when it comes to UF's
neighbors to the north, it does not matter.
Both UF and Florida State enter this af-
ternoon's doubleheader unranked, but some
teams in the top 25 may be wondering why.
The Gators are coming off of two straight
Southeastern Conference series victories
/ -,, against, while the Seminoles
Gators are coming off a series victory
against No. 25 Georgia Tech
Softball during the weekend.
Even though rivals fuel
the competitive fire, UF coach
Tim Walton expects his team to approach
this game no differently than any other.
"[We'll] do the same thing," Walton said.
"It doesn't matter who we play; we just got
to take care of ourselves and set the tempo
with our defense. Find a way to get clutch
hits. It's not about how many hits we get but
just being timely."
Walton not only hopes to keep his team's
ANDREW, from page 24
and the first basketball championship of any Florida school.
Players tried to understand how it all flew by so fast.
You could see in their eyes, the look of shock and bewil-
derment, but not because the Gators didn't believe they
could win a national title. Every team always believes it's
the best. But once you reach the pinnacle of basketball,
you're truly lost. What's next?
You spend your entire life working for that moment,
mindset the same but also to continue dupli-
cating UF's defensive success. The first year
coach has been impressed with the Gators'
defensive plays that may not necessarily
show up in the box score.
"What goes unnoticed is all the balls in
the dirt Melissa Zick gets," he said. "The
wear and tear Kristen-Butler gets catching.
Brooke Johnson has nine errors, but she's
saved games for us. Stacie Pestrak has made
the transition from shortstop and [at] second
base has been outstanding."
Along with the defense, the Gators' pitch-
ing has also been strong lately. Although
freshman Stacey Nelson is normally a start-
er, she has also proven herself in relief. Last
Sunday against Mississippi State, Nelson
picked up her third save of the season.
"This is something new for me," UF
pitcher Stacey Stevens said. "If I'm strug-
gling, we have two girls we can go to
without a moment's hesitation. Stacey
Nelson and Lindsay Littlejohn have proven
themselves as great relievers and incred-
ible starters. I think I've given Nelson the
bases loaded three times now, and she came
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Freshman outfielder Kim Waleszonia swings during the GRU Classic on Feb. 19. She
was named SEC Freshman of the Week for the second straight week.
Week award, making it the third consecu-
WALESZONIA WINS SECOND STRAIGHT: tive week a UF player has earned the honor.
Freshman outfielder Kim Waleszonia won Waleszonia recorded two RBIs in UF's 2-0
her second straight SEC Freshman of the win against Mississippi State on Saturday.
when you can cut down the nets, stand at halfcourt and
sing that terribly corny song "One Shining Moment."
Every year when you lose your final game, the attention
immediately shifts to improvement so that one day you
can surpass the other 64 teams in the NCAA Tournament
and become the only Tournament team to end the season
on a winning streak. When you win there's nothing left to
prove. And if you're a sophomore, you're looking at two
years of wearing the bull's eye on your back.
When the fuzz finally kicked us out of the locker room,
I walked with Lee Humphrey toward the RCA Dome exit.
We started talking about the big picture, how the Gators
ended the season as the top team on the planet.
Lee sure didn't feel like a champion yet. He was still
mentally prepared for another day of practice, another
day of lifting weights and another off-season of prepa-
ration so that one day UF could win its first basketball
"[Assistant coach Anthony] Grant kept saying pinch
yourself, pinch yourself," Humphrey said. "But it was
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Decision time for champions
* DONOVAN BELIEVES NOAH
Al)Q CO. WILL RETURN.
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
Donovan stood bleary-eyed in a
ballroom at the Indianapolis Hyatt
Tuesday morning, weary from a
"I haven't gone to bed yet,"
Donovan said at 8:30 a.m.
Donovan was there to accept the
Siemens Trophy, which was award-
ed to the Gators for finishing first in
the final coaches' poll.
But merely hours after the Gators
cut down the nets and won the
first national championship in UF
history, questions about his team's
future,and the futures of a trio of
sophomore players in particular,
"I think we've got a different
group of kids," Donovan said. "I be-
lieve in my heart that all those guys
will be back. They're having too
much fun, they're enjoying playing
together too much."
So sure that his national cham-
pionship roster will remain un-
changed, he repeated himself.
"My personal feeling is right
now, again I'm not trying to speak
for them or put pressure on any of
them, but I just feel like our team
will be back next year outside of
[fifth-year senior] Adrian Moss,"
Sophomores Joakim Noah, Corey
Brewer and AlHorford have all said
in recent weeks that they plan on
returning for their junior years, but
that was all prior to the Gators'
weekend-long basketball clinic, as
they dismantled George Mason and
UCLA to take the national title.
Brewer has said that because
he likely won't be a top-10 pick in
the NBA Draft, he will return for a
junior year. But his father, Ellis, has
diabetes and heart problems, and
Brewer's brother, Jason, has said
that he doesn't know if his father
will live to see Brewer play in the
NBA. Still, Jason said that his father
won't rush Brewer into any rash
Before UF's weekend champion-
ship run, Horford also stated his
desire to return next year. His father,
Tito, who left Miami after the 1987-
1988 season for a mediocre NBA
career, has pledged not to let his son
make the same mistakes he made.
itoah remains the most inter-
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Sophomore center Joakim Noah dunks against UCLA during the
Gators' NCAA Championship victory in Indianapolis.
testing case. His meteoric rise this
season is well documented by now,
and although he repeatedly yelled
"the NBA doesn't have this" on the
podium Monday night, he remained
non-committal when asked about
"It's something we'll definitely
have to discuss with my family, and
not just my family, but my coaches
and the people that I love and peo-
ple I know want the best for me,"
Noah said. "We have to talk about it
as a team. We have to talk about it.
"Right now let us just enjoy this
[championship] and we'll talk about
all that at a later time."
After the George Mason game
Saturday, Noah's father, Yannick,
said that the last time he spoke to
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his son about the issue, Joakim was
intending to remain in school.
Donovan has seen a pair of big
men, Udonis Haslem and David
Lee, remain under his tutelage at UF
for all four years and develop into
NBA players. And the coach feels
like his current crop of sophomores
would benefit from remaining in
"I still feel like the kids in our
program could get a whole lot better
and could improve," Donovan said.
"And I think another year in college
for those guys, or two, would prove
to be valuable to them, rather than
someone taking a chance or an op-
portunity, and those guys sitting on
the bench and not having a chance
On cloud nine after
euphoric title win
NDIANAPOLIS There's something amazing, un-
believable and indescribable about spending your
evening with the national champs.
As a reporter, you spend your entire existence asking
athletes about tomorrow or about what could have been.
Then there's that rare occasion when there is no tomor-
row, and everything that could have been was.
That's what I experienced Monday night.
I've covered the UF basketball team for three seasons.
I've witnessed impressive wins, disturbing losses, and
through it all, I've enjoyed an inside look at a major
college basketball team that few people can experience.
But there's no way to describe the vibe and energy shoot-
ing through a championship locker room.
The players themselves couldn't truly under-
.' stand or appreciate what trans-
pired on the basketball court
Monday night. It could take days,
even weeks for that to sink in.
Basketball games go by in a flash.
One minute the team is warm-
Andrew ing up to UF's fight song, and in
Abramson what seems like a split second,
Drew's Control Joakim Noah's hoisting an MVP
firstname.lastname@example.org trophy after crushing UCLA.
There was all the usual stuff brewing
in the locker room of a champion: high-fives, hugs, yelps
of joy, Noah calling himself "cool."
There was even Chris Richard talking a little smack
about what he considered unfriendly press from class-
"No more selling us out in the Alligator," Richard pro-
claimed. "No more calling us soft."
Then he took a direct and unfair shot at yours truly.
"That's the guy that talked all that crap about us in
the Alligator before," Richard shouted. "That's him right
I plead innocent to that charge, and Richard was just
trying to make a point about how the Gators stunned the
world. But just for the record, I dug up a line from one of
my November columns, when Meyer and Spurrier, not
Donovan, dominated the headlines: "The new darlings of
college basketball play in your backyard. They're impos-
sible not to like."
Of course, when a team just wins title, there are no
hard feelings. Richard and I later embraced in a com-
pletely platonic and professional manner, both buzzing
off the championship karma. Even as an objective journal-
ist, I can't help but get wrapped up in the emotion of a
national title. Saddam Hussein would have left that locker
room on cloud nine.
"We're the champions, so we won't be disrespected
anymore," Noah said.
But for all the celebration, there were also blank stares
and stoic faces, players trying to comprehend the magnitude
of winning the first NCAA Tournament title in UF history
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18 Miami batters for a UF record. The Gators
finished the season 14-15 and 2-6 in the
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