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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 134
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We Inform. You Decide.
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006
raises the bar
VOLUME 99 k-:.'%, ISSUE 134
By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Alligator Staff Writer
At Palm Harbor University
High School, students of the
International Baccalaureate pro-
gram once applied to UF with
"It used to be that if you were
in IB, you pretty much got in,"
said senior Ryan Mills, who was
UF UF. But this
Academics year, "at least
30 kids in IB
didn't get in, and they're all go-
ing to FSU."
Mike Burkett, Mills' IB guid-
ance counselor, said fewer than
30 were rejected, but he and his
colleagues throughout the state
were surprised at the number of
"strong candidates" who were
denied admission to UF.
Nancy Carter, Burkett's coun-
terpart at Deerfield Beach High
School, made the same observa-
tion: UF grows more selective of
its applicants each year.
In order to slim its bloated
undergraduate class for the 2006-
2007 academic period, the uni-
versity admitted fewer students
than it has since 1991.
For Burkett, a higher bar for
UF admissions would have been
easy to understand. But he thinks
the bar is uneven.
"We were hearing about
students who we were ques-
tioning, how on earth did UF let
them in?" he said.
Interim Admissions Director
Pat Herring said the UF admis-
sion process has morphed over
the last decade. In the late 1980s,
students were simply ranked by
grade point averages and SAT
scores. It was easy to compare
one to another.
Now, students' numbers
indicate who are candidates for
admission, but the ultimate deci-
sion requires human scrutiny.
Herring said the application
readers admissions staff, UF
faculty and high school guid-
More than 2,000 people marched through downtown Ocala and gathered in the town square to
protest the immigration legislation hovering in Washington D.C. and call for rights and respect
for illegal immigrants. The rally was held in solidarity with other rallies in more than 100 cities
as a part of what some organizers were calling the National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice.
The march was peaceful and faced only a small group of vocal opposition. See story, pg. 4.
SEE REJECTED, PAGE 8
CLO alumni raise $100K for repairs to the building
Collegiate Living Organization alumni
created a foundation two months ago to
keep the 75-year-old, low-cost co-op alive.
So far, $100,000 has been pledged for
building upgrades and legal fees for the
organization's lawsuit against UF.
CLO Alumni Foundation Executive
Director Vince Assini said 300 of the 1,300
CLO alumni have been contacted.
"It's not nostalgia," Assini said. "We
want it for the future."
The foundation plans on keeping an eye
on the CLO by starting a building account
for repairs and removing irresponsible
residents who do not fulfill their obliga-
tions, Assini said.
UF officials have maintained since
January that they want students out of the
Northwest 15th Street location, noting that
UF inspectors say it needs about $750,000
However, CLO Alumni Foundation
Director of Operations Robert Peele said
the CLO is nearly finished repairing the
problems and areas UF deemed unsafe
"Students painted outside of the
building. [That] enabled it to last
another 10 years."
CLO Alumni Foundation
Director of Operations
d has spent less than $50,000 in the been made.
ocess. The building meets state fire marshal
UF's $750,000 assessment, is "ridicu- 'standards and city regulations, Peele said.
us," he said. In 1959, Peele took 19 credits his first
Peele said when he came to the CLO semester at UF because he was worried
m northern Alabama for an organiza- about running out of money, and he ended
*nal meeting in late February, "It wasn't up getting his electrical engineering de-
place, with my income and my stan- gree in four years.
rds, [where] I would want to stay." "Being needy, we were kind of looked
But he said he believes progress has down on," he said.
In the early 1960s, UF maintenance
crews helped CLO residents with building
repairs, said Peele, who was the CLO vice
president at the time.
"We were just charged the hourly rate,"
he said. "Students painted outside of the
building. [That] enabled it to last another
Peele said CLO alumni have donated
about $15,000 to UF, earmarked for their
"They haven't given the CLO a penny
of it," he said.
Assini said sometimes there might be
a weak group of residents who let their
responsibilities slip, and noted there is
some "weeding out" to be done with cur-
"I think the current group inherited the
problems that are there," he said.
UF sophomore Butch
Rowley has been with
Coach Urban Meyer since
his days in Utah. After a
slew of defections from
the quarterback position,
the walk-on long snapper
has risen to No. 3 on the
Gators' depth chart. See
story, pg. 28.
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M Just one month
before Library West
is scheduled to
reopen, a com-
the removal of the
breezeway that con-
nects the building
to Library East. See
story, pg. 9.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Sports facility will have bathrooms, skate park
By SHARILYN WISKUP
Alligator Contributing Writer
Whether students are playing
a game of basketball or bathing in
the heat of the sun, nature calls at
Students who face bladder di-
lemmas when using the Broward
Outdoor Recreation Complex will
no longer have to pop a squat at a
friend's dorm, hold it in or even
worse go in the pool.
Beginning July, the $720,000
Broward Outdoor Recreation
Complex additions, including re-
strooms, will be accessible to UF
students with Gator 1 Cards.
Michael Powell, superinten-
dent construction manager of BBI
Construction, said students will be
most excited about the new rest-
"They don't have to run across
the road to go tinkle," he said.
Other new amenities include a
gatehouse for sporting equipment,
a check-in desk, a concrete surface
for skate park users and new land-
scaping. Powell said construction
began two months ago, and the
building crew is on schedule.
Funding for these improve-
ments came from the Florida
David Stopka, UF's associate
director of recreational sports fa-
cilities, said the tennis, basketball
and sand volleyball courts, along
with the roller hockey rink, skate
park and pool, attract UF students
looking for some different outdoor
On Future plans for
Campus the Broward Outdoor
include a fitness center, but it
would cost $72 million, which the
department of Recreational Sports
doesn't have, he said.
SFor now, he hopes students will
enjoy the assortment of activities
and sports equipment.
Even though Stopka can't con-
trol the influx of money, he can con-
trol the happiness of 20 members
on the UF Skateboarding Club.
Bryan Jackson, club president,
approached Stopka about recon-
structing the skate park.
Jackson said that after a year
and a half of continuous skate-
boarding on the asphalt, safety
was a risk, and he suggested that
concrete replace the existing ter-
"Dr. Stopka felt it was neces-
sary because we are a part of the
school, just like any other group of
people," Jackson said. "I have so
much respect for that."
The concrete was poured
Friday, and Jackson said it should
be dry in a week.
Once the old equipment is
moved inside the park, it will be
available to use.
However, the skating ramps
and pipes, which will be placed
in a new arrangement, will require
additional equipment and Student
Jackson has high hopes for
the future of the skate park. Once
it looks and works the way he
and skateboarding members
want, Jackson plans to host skat-
ing events and demonstrations
performed by well-known skate-
boarders from across the country.
Chocolate, like the force, has its own light and dark side
By CASSANDRA BIANCO
Alligator Contributing Writer
Lifelong dancer and UF junior Rita
Larchar said she eats some chocolate at
least twice a day and every morning for
"I always have to eat chocolate, whether
it's from cookies, muffins, cakes, brownies
or cheesecake," Larchar said. "I just can't go
Researchers around the globe continue
to tap into the many magical components of
chocolate, including antioxidants that may
help guard against cancer and heart disease.
But as Easter approaches and chocolate bun-
nies leave the shelves, UF nutritionists point
out that there's good and bad in every food.
Melanie Brede, a nutritionist at UF's
Student Health Care Center, said magne-
sium is a possibly beneficial ingredient in
chocolate because it is important for cells'
"You can get magnesium in nuts, seeds,
and dark-green veggies, but people don't get
quite as excited about those," Brede said.
Linda Bobroff, a UF nutrition profes-
sor, said that eating small amounts of dark
chocolate is good for antioxidants and plant
chemicals that help protect against heart dis-
ease, but moderation is key.
"We don't want people to think eating a
lot of chocolate is a healthy way to approach
your diet," Bobroff said.
"You can get magnesium in nuts,
seeds and dark-green veggies, but
people don't get quite as excited
Antioxidants are seeti as beneficial be-
cause they help stop the oxidation of lipids,
commonly known as fats, which can create
cellular damage. Fat in chocolate does not
only consist of saturated fats, which are
commonly considered bad fats, but unsatu-
rated fats as well.
"One of the major challenges in this
country today is extreme obesity, and people
really cannot afford to be adding an extra
200 to 300 calories a day to their otherwise
overly caloric diets," Bobroff said.
However, there is no scientific evidence
that obese people consume more chocolate
than people who are not obese.
Both experts agree that darker chocolate
is more beneficial than milk chocolate be-
cause it has a higher cocoa content and less
sugar. There are even some candies on the
market that have 60 percent cocoa content.
"It helps to reflect that there really aren't
any good or bad foods," Brede said. "With
anything you can find pros and cons, and
trying to get a good variety and balance
helps keep you healthy."
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4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006
By SASHA MURADALI
Alligator Contributing Writer
Though the National Organization for Women has rec-
ognized her for making a significant difference promoting
equal rights regardless of race, sexual orientation or gen-
der identity, comedian and actress Margaret Cho said she
never meant to be a role model.
"I just speak my truth," she said in the biography on-
her Web site.
Accent, UF's speakers' bureau, presents Margaret Cho,
performing at the Stephen C. O'Connell
Center tonight at 8.-Doors open at 7
p.m. The show is free to the public and
is a part of Pride Awareness Month, an
annual Pride Student Union program.
SAccent spent $26,200 to bring Cho, in-
eluding airfare and accommodations.
Cho started .performing standup
Cho at age 16 in a comedy dub, and soon
afterward she won first prize in a com-
edy contest and opened for Jerry Seinfeld, according to
her Web site. In 1994, she starred in her own ABC sitcom,
called "All-American Girl," according to a press release.
"The students should be laughing and should go out
with a smile on their faces," said Evan Tyroler, chairman
Cho is the last Accent show of the year, and Tyroler
expects it to draw a great turnout.
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City OKs sports arena
* COMMISSIONERS SAID A HOTEL
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By DOMINICK TAO
A county hotel-room tax increase should
be used to build a new sports arena in
East Gainesville, city commissioners said
The extra 1 percent tax increase could
generate about $550,000 each year, which
Gainesville city commissioners unani-
mously voted the county should use to
fund construction of a basketball and vol-
For Commissioner Ed Braddy, this was
his first regular city commission meeting
attended after being arrested for driving
under the influence of alcohol in January.
Braddy was not present for this issue
and did not vote. Commissioner Chuck
Chestnut was also not in attendance.
Alachua County commissioners decided
they wanted to raise the hotel bed tax a few
weeks ago, and city commissioners decided
Monday that the county should use the
money to build an arena for amateur sports
at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose
Center on Northeast 14th Street.
"Research shows sports is one of
Gainesville's top tourism markets," said
John Pricher, Alachua County's tourism
program assistant. "And we're a bit short
on facilities in the area."
City commissioners said that the arena
would be a good way to attract youth sport-
ing events or the Sunshine State Games to
Gainesville, which would boost the city's
economy and tourism market.
And as much as 60 percent of the income
generated by the bed tax comes from hotel
rooms rented out for UF sporting events
and conferences, Pricher said.
"Everybody comes to see the university
in one way or another," he said. Lack of va-
cancy in local hotels suggests the same.
"Oh yeah we're already sold out
three games into the season," said Jonathan
Manzano, a representative from the
Holiday Inn Express on Southwest 43rd
Street, speaking of the first three football
games next Fall.
The county asked
Gainesville City its cities to submit
Commission project ideas because
it wanted to take ad-
vantage of a Florida statute that would al-
low it to raise the current 3 percent bed tax
to 4 percent as long as the revenue would
be used for a facility that would promote
Despite its approval by the City
Commission, Pricher said a new sports
arena for Gainesville is still far from a sure
He said the selection will ultimately be
up to the County Commission.
While the city commissioners supported
the idea of a new arena in town, they de-
bated on its locations. The two locations
in mind were the Martin Luther King Jr.
Multipurpose Center and Depot Park,
which is closer to downtown. Ultimately,
the Multipurpose Center won out.
Local gas to reach $3
By PANAGIOTA PAPAKOS
Alligator Contributing Writer
The price of a gallon of regular gaso-
line in Gainesville is expected to hit the
$3 mark by summer, while the average
price for the state of Florida has already
climbed 45 cents from this time last
"Everybody knows the prices are
going up," said Sam Barikh, manager of
the BP gas station on Southwest Archer
Barikh and other managers around
town predict the price to rise because of
the increasing cost of doing business, in
addition to the usual summer increase in
Good weather and vacations-increase
the demand for gas in the summer by
about 5 percent compared to the rest
of the year, according to the Energy
Distribution, marketing and retail
dealer costs and profits combined make
up 12 percent of the cost of a gallon of
gasoline, while federal, state and local
taxes account for about 23 percent, ac-
cording to the administration.
Since the start of 2005, gas prices
have been on the rise, climbing as high
as $3.07 a gallon on Sept. 5, when the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina dramati-
cally reduced supply.
In an unusual move, President Bush
announced in his 2006 State of the Union
address that America is addicted to oil
and promised to make a new kind of
ethanol within six years.
UF economics professor Dave
Denslow said the fundamental causes
for the recent increase are higher oil
prices and growing demand.
He said other countries, like France,
are attempting to cut their demand
through new regulations.
"Everybody knows the prices
are going up."
BP gas station manager
"We could be doing more to reduce
the demand for gasoline," he said. "But
I don't see that policy changing anytime
Denslow added that when gas prices
go up, people are less likely to spend
money on other goods and are less likely
to purchase larger vehicles.
Nationally, the average price for
gasoline in 2005 was $2.27, but now the
average has hit $2.67, according to the
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bows to ignorant rioters
S sometimes, standing up for what is right just isn't worth it.
Or so French President Jacques Chirac would have us all
Yesterday, Chirac capitulated to the hordes of violent pro-
testers rallying against a controversial new employment law.
The First Job Contract law would have allowed employers to
fire workers under the age of 26 for any reason or no reason
- during their first two years of employment.
If you think that the law sounds discriminatory and that the
protesters just might be right, hold on a second.
France's labor market remains massively overregulated. In
particular, French labor law makes it extraordinarily difficult for
employers to fire their workers. But while that sounds like great
news for employees, it's taking its toll on poor French youths
looking for jobs.
If employers can't fire new employees, they'll be much more
selective in the workers that they hire. That manifests itself
in abnormally high unemployment rates for French youths
- more than 20 percent for 18- to 25-year-olds.
It also means that employers don't have the same economic
deterrents to avoid discriminatory hiring policies. That might
explain why some poor immigrant neighborhoods have unem-
ployment rates of around 40 percent.
But the First Job Contract law would have changed all that.
Employers wouldn't have been locked into their hires, as they
are now. Knowing that they would retain the ability to fire em-
ployees later on, employers could stand to be more trusting of
young workers at the outset.
As a result, youth employment would have skyrocketed.
But French labor unions weren't having it. They claimed
that the law was discriminatory and an infringement of work-
Of course, those same labor unions also had the most to gain
with the repeal of the law, because unions only represent people
who are already employed. By encouraging employers to hire
more young people, the law would have increased competi-
tion between older workers and newer ones, probably driving
union wages down.
But no matter.
French youths who have repeatedly demonstrated their
proclivity for rioting took to the streets, eschewing higher
employment and basic economics in favor of smoldering cars,
broken store windows and chaos in general. As the riots pro-
gressed, the protesters took control of the country.
And yesterday, the French government found itself surren-
dering to an occupying force once again.
We can't say we're surprised, but we are disappointed. The
move was largely an attempt by Chirac to save face, as his
popularity has plummeted the past few months.
But it has crushed the presidential hopes of French Prime
Minister Dominique de Villepin, who originally proposed the
First Job Contract legislation specifically in response to last
year's violent riots.
Yesterday, de Villepin, who has steadfastly maintained
throughout the ordeal that the French government wouldn't
back down, found himself backpedaling, saying he only want-
ed "better balance ... between more flexibility for the employer
and more security for workers. ... This was not understood by
everyone, I'm sorry to say."
It is a brutal irony that a man so concerned with improving
the plight of the French people would now find himself so vili-
fied by those he sought to help.
We hope we haven't seen the last of the First Job Contract
law. But then again, if the protesters are so ardent in their sup-
port of high unemployment, maybe French government offi-
cials should just let them have it.
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ood evening, my fellow Americans. I've inter-
rupted tonight's broadcast of "The Amazing
Race," which I assume is a documentary on the
Chinese, to make a special announcement.
Three years ago, someone in my administration re-
vealed the identity of Valerie Plame an undercover
CIA agent to the press. As it turns out, that's illegal.
I swore then and there to find the guilty party. "If
there's a leak out of my administration," I said, "I want
to know who it is." Of course, the culprit turned out to
be Karl Rove, my top political adviser. So I let it drop.
Karl said that would be best.
Since then, we've had more leaks than a New
Orleans levee. My domestic spying program leaked.
My secret CIA prisons -'leaked. That weird dream I
had about Condoleezza Rice whoops, Freudian slip.
Forget I said that.
Anyway, Karl says we can really go after the leak-
ers this time. After all, those National Security Agency
wiretaps were classified, even if they were illegal. More
importantly, I looked pretty bad when the story broke
in The New York Times. And when I look bad, the ter-
That's why I told the FBI to shake down a few report-
ers. If they won't reveal their source, maybe a couple
of weeks in jail will change their tune. And when we
do find the whistleblower, Mr. Goody Two-Shoes has a
date with Dick Cheney, a beer and a shotgun.
Now, if you're anything like me, you're probably say-
ing, "I hate those dirty, al-Qaida-loving whistleblowers
too, Mr. President. But I read in the paper that you've
leaked classified information yourself."
Then again, if you're anything like me, you're prob-
Thus Spake Jake
ably watching "Walker, Texas
Ranger" right now. And you
definitely don't read the paper.
My lawyers tell me that I, as
president of the U.S., can't pos-
sibly leak classified information:
Why? Because when I do it, I'm
not "leaking" I'm "declassify-
So what's the difference?
I know it sounds confusing. Hell, when it comes to
bills and laws and whatnot, if it's not on "Schoolhouse
Rock," I don't understand it myself.
But think of it this way: My administration doesn't
condone torture. But we do allow "waterboarding," in
which a prisoner's head is dunked in water until he or
she almost drowns. Waterboarding: It sounds fun, like
something you do behind a speedboat in an inner tube.
Or take "extraordinary rendition." Sure, it seems a
lot like kidnapping. You're walking down the street in,
say, Italy, when all of a sudden a van pulls up. A man
hops out, throws a hood over your face and stuffs you
inside. Eight hours later, you wake up in Uzbekistan.
Did somebody say free vacation? Be sure to try the
local specialties: boiled shoe leather and suicide.
I know it's getting late, so I'll wrap things up. If the
government breaks the law, and you know about it,
keep your mouth shut. If you really want to talk about
it, I guess you'll just have to run for president.
Thank you, and may God bless America.
Jake Ramsey is a history junior. His column appears on
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Are student
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Monday's question: Are you re-
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Reasons for immigration more complex than opponents let on
This is in response to the letter written
by Justin Brand in Monday's Letters
to the Editor.
Not only did Brand write a ridiculously
inane argument in support of harsher im-
migration legislation in his letter Monday,
he also failed to rebut any of Adrianna
Sanchez's valid arguments on the matter.
There are numerous social and economic
reasons for emigrating from one's native
country to the U.S. Many people are indeed
forced to come to the U.S. in search of work.
Frequently, immigrants mail money gener-
ated from their U.S. incomes home to sup-
port families that still live in their native
countries. If they could easily find jobs at
home, they would not risk their lives and.
spend unmentionable amounts of money to
immigrate here. In addition, they know they
Letters to the ,:
have no rights as illegals, yet they are still
determined to make it, which indicates that
there is something in the U.S. that makes
their efforts extremely worthwhile.
If you're having a hard time imagin-
ing why one would want to come here so
badly, try imagining this: You're a woman
who works more than 12 hours a day, six or
seven days a week, in a factory that forces
you to take birth control pills but tells you
that they're pills to fight infection. If you
don't take them and get pregnant, they'll ei-
ther force you to get an abortion or fire you.
You can't get fired because you have other
children to feed. Your older children, one of
them 10, are working right beside you in the
same NAFTA-produced factory day in and
day out and cannot attend school because
they want to eat. Now how do you feel
Even with price hike, football tickets are underpriced
When I first heard ticket prices would be raised to $70, I,
like most students, wasn't pleased with the news. But some
of you are acting like it's our God-given right to get cheap
Last year the NFL average for a ticket was $54.75, and
that's for one game! We are only being asked to pay $70
dollars for seven games. Any sports fan would know that
this is a paltry amount. With the abundance of Gators fans
throughout the nation, they could easily sell each ticket for
$50 and really profit. Instead, they generously charge us a
minimal fee, and all they get for it is complaining. If you
don't like the price, don't buy the tickets.
Lisa Gill about immigration?
Speaking Out This was a real situa-
tion for some Mexican
There are plenty of jobs in the U.S. that
only illegal immigrants will accept, and ag-
ricultural jobs are a prime example. I have
volunteered teaching Spanish to a blueberry
farm owner and his staff on Waldo Road.
They have thousands of workers each har-
vest season, very few of which, if any, are
nonimmigrants. I once picked blueberries
with the workers and didn't make it any
longer than an hour and a half. I had picked
less than one full bucket of blueberries,
my back was burning, and I would have
only made a grand total of $8 for my labor.
You enjoy cheap produce at local grocery
stores because of these workers; if we hired
Paper shouldn't be criticized for running Meyer column
Recently the Alligator has been unjustly coming under
attack for the content of a guest article.
While I don't agree with Andrew Meyer's article in any
way, I do not believe the Alligator should be condemned for
putting it in the newspaper.
The Opinions section is open to various guest columnists
who write on a wide range of issues, but it is equally open to
responses to those articles.
The fairness and balance of this section is evidenced
by the fact that they ran two separate articles in response
to Meyer, both of which actually criticized the newspaper
While you may not agree with Meyer, do not fault the
Alligator for letting him express his opinions in they same
American citizens to do this same work,
they would demand much higher wages,
and produce prices would skyrocket. .
In direct response to the ridiculous con-
cept of wall building, it is urgent people
understand that Mexico is not the only
source of immigration into the U.S. Erecting
a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is basically
a form of discrimination against Mexicans. If
we are looking to control immigration in this
absurd manner, we must be consistent in our
measures and erect a wall around our entire
nation. Is this not just as absurd as erecting a
wall only between the U.S. and Mexico?
Perhaps one should consider reading
about the realities of immigration before
making completely unsubstantiated claims
about getting "our facts straight."
Lisa Gill is a journalism junior.
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Ticket price hikes good for weeding out the worst fans
Student ticket prices for football games at UF are already at
rock-bottom prices in comparison to those of our peers in the
rest of the country. Perhaps a $28 increase in ticket prices for
a full season is nothing more than to weed out non-die-hard
Gators fans like Brenden Doherty from buying the tickets
while real fans have the opportunity to get what they want.
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UF admissions standards drive up SFCC attendance
By LINDSEY FRANCO
As UF tightens its admissions stan-
dards, an increasing number of hopeful
Gators seek an alternative route and find
themselves across town at SFCC.
Lynn Sullivan, the SFCC registrar, said
as state universities have become more "By nature, they are limited ac- year at SFCC.
competitive, more students elect to re- cess. t is a tremendous advantage UF admissions officials could not be
ceive an Associate of Arts degree from a reached for comment.
community college and transfer to a state for students to get that AA." An associate degree satisfies general
university. Lynn Sullivan education requirements, and Sullivan said
"By nature, they are limited access," SFCC registrar it puts a student at an advantage over
Sullivan said. "It is a tremendous advan- transfer students who don't have one.
tage for students to get that AA." cants to get an associate degree and apply "That really is the cleanest, smoothest
She said UF advises its rejected appli- as a transfer student during .their senior transition to make," she said.
-1 8 UF admits fewest students in last 15 years
Admissions officers Mike Powell, Pat Herring, Mike Miller and
Corinne Willits stand by shelves packed with applications Monday.
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ance counselors from throughout.
the state must consider whether
each applicant would fulfill a need
of the university. Such needs include
geographic, socioeconomic and'eth-
nic diversity; artistic talent; and the
potential for public service.
"This year, because of our limita-
tions, because of the nature of our
program, you practically have to
have it all," he said.
Herring said some UF under-
graduates have younger siblings
who are better students than they
are, but who were rejected this
High selectivity bodes well for
UF's incoming student body,. but
it has left some petulant parents
On parents, Herring said: "The
level of involvement is much more
intense than it historically has
Rejected applicants may appeal
their admission, but those who ap-
ply for an appeal receive a letter that
states: "Only applicants with truly
compelling personal circumstances
are encouraged to appeal."
Political science professor Albert
Matheny serves on the committee
that judges these appeals. He said
there were twice as many this year
as there were in 2005.
Last week, Matheny's committee
reviewed 200 appeals in about six
hours, he said.
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UiF aghtens admniisions standards
Matheny said a strong appeal
letter may project a niche for the
student in a UF program. Or it may
detail an extraordinary circumstance
that the applicant had to overcome,
such as severe poverty or disease.
Matheny receives many e-mails
from parents, and not all are as cor-
dial as the rest.
"Occasionally you'll get some
that'll say, 'I went there in the '70s
and I've always told my kids that
they were going to get in, and I
don't see why you won't let them
in,'" he said.
Though the official statistics have
not been produced yet, Matheny
said the average student admitted to
UF this semester has a 4.0 GPA and a
1300 SAT score.
The X factor
When admissions officers accept
a body of applicants, they assume
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enroll. They call the percentage that
enrolls the "yield rate."
Last year, when parts of Florida
were decimated by four consecutive
hurricanes, the university offered
too many slots, expecting that many
accepted students would not come.
As a result, dormitories were crowd-
ed, and lecture halls were stuffed.
Officials use the previous year's
yield rate to gauge the next year's,
but they can only guess.
"What you're trying to do is
predict what 10,400 17-year-olds are
going to do," Herring said.
And there is often an "X factor,"
like last year's hurricanes. This year,
that factor is the NCAA basketball
Herring estimates that about 540
more students than predicted will be
drawn to UF by a desire to be where
the Gators are.
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Committee approves removal of library breezeway
* COMMITTEE MEMBERS CALLED THE STRUCTURE
USELESS AND UNATTRACTIVE.
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Staff Writer
As UF works to complete the renovation of its flagship
library, university officials decided Wednesday afternoon that
Library West's surrounding landscape needs a little improve-
ment, as well.
Just one month before the library is scheduled to reopen,
the Preservation of Historic Buildings and Sites Committee ap-
proved the removal of the breezeway that connects the build-
ing to Library East.
Committee members cited the structure, often called a por-
tico, as an unattractive and almost useless feature.
"It's pretty ugly," said Roy Graham, an architecture profes-
sor and one of the dozen or so officials who attended the meet-
ing. Other committee members pointed out that the portico
proves beneficial on rainy days.
"The Krishna people find it very
U ml i convenient, when the weather is in-
Aimlitir5atia clement, to sequester themselves [un-
der the portico], as do the Krishnas'
food-eaters," committee chairman John Ingram said.
Still, committee members were ultimately persuaded to
remove the structure for the sake of aesthetic value.
"You know, next year, instead of having students tear down
the wall of hate, maybe they should tear down the portico of
hate," joked committee member James Cusick, referencing
UF's annual Writing on the Wall project.
Committee members also approved other changes to the
campus landscape, including the upcoming construction of the
George Steinbrenner Band Building.
Steinbrenner owns the New York Yankees.
The facility, due to be completed by June 2007, will cost
about $6 million to build about $3 million more than initially
"Dr. Machen was kind enough to give us $3 million, but
that still leaves us $1 million short," project manager Cydney
McGlothlin told committee members.
McGlothlin said during an interview that the College of
Fine Arts, which oversees the building's construction, will be
responsible for raising additional funding.
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A plan to slash the size of Student Government's bu- ,
reaucracy may go forward this Spring, though a similar
measure recently collapsed in the Student Senate. .
The plan, which would cut the number of SG w o.i
cabinets from 41,to 20, is being championed by Student -.
Body Vice President-elect Lydia Washington, who will '
oversee the Cabinet when she takes office in May.
The Cabinet is an executive body designed to work
as a liaison between students and SG officials, and to i t
provide programs for students.
"We combined the responsibilities, and we gave
more weight to more important areas around campus,"
Washington said Monday.
Student Body Vice President Joyce Medina, who
oversees the offices until May 1, tried to cut the
Cabinet's size to 11 offices, citing inefficiency and lack
of accountability. '
With 20 cabinets, Washington said it will be easier to
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for rating applicants and assembling her ideal Cabinet. ing Building A on his way home from class Monday. Krick used to race BMX bikes and started trick biking
"The interview is going to be very, very important," when he was.10.
she said. "As vice president for next -year, I want to
know everybody who applied."
Applications for Cabinet positions are available to-
day, and are due by 5 p.m. April 21.
Abbey Road date auction to help Lymphoma cause
Bidding scheduled for tonight at 10
By SARAH LEVY
Alligator Contributing Writer
The Lymphoma Awareness
Committee is lending a hand
to lonely Gators with their first
annual date auction at 10 p.m.
Tuesday at Abbey Road. The date
auction will not only help stu-
dents' social lives, but it will also
raise money for the Lymphoma
Research Foundation, a charity
devoted to funding lymphoma
cancer research and providing
patients and health care profes-
sionals with critical information
on the disease.
There will be a $5 entry fee to
get into the event.
Thirty dates will be auctioned
off to help raise money for the
charity. Many members of UF's
fraternities and sororities will be
participating, as well as some UF
"A few UF football players
are going to be auctioned off,"
said Jared Kleinman, president
of the Lymphoma Awareness
Committee. "There's also going
to be a model, an Olympic swim-
mer and other UF athletes. We're
-having a great turnout."
Kleinman founded the com-
mittee last year in honor of his
grandfather and mother, who
both died from cancer.
"I wanted to do something
as a tribute for them," Kleinman
The committee hopes to raise
between $4,000 to $5,000 from the
"I'm really excited to be
Many local restaurants are
sponsoring the event with gift
certificates for the participants'
dates. Bennigan's, Dragonfly
Sushi & Sake Company, Olive
Garden, The Swamp and other
restaurants have all contributed.
"Although most of the people
participating do not need help
finding a date, they are happy to
help out and raise money for the
foundation," said Ben Krinsky,
the Lymphoma Awareness
"I'm really excited to be
auctioned off," said Kathryn
Fitzgerald, a nutrition sophomore
who is participating in the event.
"I think it will be a lot of fun and
it's for a really good cause."
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Graduates reflect on four years at UF
By MARIA LAVERGHETTA
As her parents drove away from
Fletcher Hall, Yanique Mitchell started to
"It was my first time being away from
home," she said. "I was in the car. We were
driving. I realized they were going to drop
me off and not going to come back."
Mitchell, who moved with her entire
family from Jamaica to Miami, said the
five hour drive home to her family was too
Her seven uncles, three aunts and
countless cousins who were within walk-
ing distance her entire life added to the
heartache she felt during her first week at-
UF, she said.
In addition, her best friend since el-
ementary school and roommate hadn't
arrived yet and wouldn't arrive for another
"I kept calling my mom because I felt
lonely," she said.
Even the campus map looked threaten-
ing, but at the same time, it was all so excit-
ing and freeing, she said.
Like Mitchell, thousands of students
share in their humble beginnings at col-
lege, where the itch for freedom and the
sting of homesickness collide.
Then, before they know it, it's four
years later. They're graduating.
Denise Cuevas, a graduating inte-
rior design senior, is torn on whether she's
looking forward to graduating, she said. -
She's excited because she gets to embark
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order books. UF Athletics Director Jeremy Foley (above right) announced the firing of Football Coach Ron Zook in 2004. Former Utah
Coach Urban Meyer (above left) filled his shoes a couple months later.
on new adventures, but she also said she's
not excited because it is nerve-racking.
Remembering the past helps though,
The past four years at UF brought new
presidents, new coaches and new trends.
The addition of Bernie Machen as
UF's president spurred new developments
across campus like wild fire.
On Jan. 5, 2004, the tentative new presi-
dent, former president of the University of
Utah, strived to push UF into becoming
one of the best schools in the nation with
Cuevas said she felt it was a good idea
to hire Machen because she thinks he has
done good things for the school.
Eugenia Izmaylova, a graduating senior
finance student, said that Charles Young,
the former UF president before Machen,
was a great leader, but it was just his time
"He was just getting old and didn't have
the energy," she said.
She was glad when Machen came into
office because it sparked change at UF,
Once Machen took his position, the
fight for building a better UF became even
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Jamal Sowell became the fourth black
Student Body president in 2004.
After a rocky first few months at UF,
the former head coach of the football team,
Ron Zook, started appearing under the
On Sep. 16, 2004, a squabble between
Phi Kappa Phi and some football players
spurred a passionate Zook to interfere.
When Zook arrived at the Phi Kappa
Phi fraternity house, he saw Jason Bailey,
a Phi Kappa Phi brother who allegedly hit
football player Steven Rissler the night
Zook told Bailey, "Oh you're the one
who hit Rissler? Oh you're going to get
yours," according to police reports.
After this information leaked out, UF
athletics director Jeremy Foley and UF
President Bernie Machen started to pay
closer attention to Zook The water began
to boil, and it eventually boiled over.
Following a 38-31 loss on Oct. 23, 2004
to then 1-5 Mississippi State, the administra-
tion decided to fire Zookjust two days after
the game but agreed to let him finish out the
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Many UF alumni return to Gainesville to start careers
Graduates entering the ever-
competitive job market should
be willing to compromise when
looking for jobs in Gainesville, job
"Graduating students can find
opportunities in Gainesville," said
Nadene Francis, spokeswoman for
the Career Resource Center. "The
question is, do they want to stay
and what are they hoping to do?"
Francis said a big factor students
should keep in mind is cost of living
in Gainesville. It's generally cheap-
er to live here than in Orlando or
Jacksonville, for instance. This
causes local employers' salaries to
be slightly lower.
Additionally, students should
consider the best starting point for
their careers, she said.
Dan Fumas graduated Spring
2005 with a degree in East Asian
Language and Literature. He stayed
in Gainesville because he was not
ready to move to the west coast to
find work in his field, he said.
He had worked as a teaching
assistant for AP biology students
before enrolling at UE Through
friends, he was hired to do qual-
ity control testing on food at Elisa
Technologies in Gainesville.
"I kind of lucked out with what
I got. I barely could get any inter-
views," Fumas' said. "The only
other job that gave me any sort of
students to look
beyond the obvi-
ous in their post-
- there are job
there is experience.
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to look for a job
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outside of what your degree is in. A
bachelor's degree is training you to
learn rather than training you to be
specialized," he said.
Katherine Moyses graduated
with a degree in German Languages
and Literature in
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er promoted to her
current position as
a research coordinator for Clinical
and Health Psychology for UF.
"It's there if you want it,"
Moyses said of finding a local job.
"It takes a lot of perseverance."
Many people, like Moyses, leave
Gainesville and return later.
Francis graduated from UF
in 1999 with a degree in Public
Relations and had not planned on
returning to Gainesville to work.
"I remember leaving and saying
'I cannot wait to get out of here,'"
Now, she's been in her position
for six years and notes the differ-
ence in lifestyle since becoming a
professional such as not begin-
ning to party on Thursday night.
"I was very appreciative to see
Gainesville from a different side,"
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'Boomerang generation' finds it hard to leave home
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Contributing Writer
Sociologists call them the "boomerang
generation." Detractors call them freeload-
ers, slackers or "kidults," a cross between
kids and adults. Embittered parents call
them kippers: Kids Into Parents' Pockets
Eroding Retirement Savings. And when
you graduate, you just might be one of
Julia Proby, 23, graduated with a bach-
elor's degree in business administration
in 2005 from UF's Warrington College of
Business. After graduation she lived with
her parents for six months, researching
4 to 6 hours a day for open positions in
the field of Meeting and Event Planning.
Without a job or a sufficient financial base,
she decided to move in with her parents so
she could begin to save money for when she
did move out.
"There really weren't any other options
for me," she said.
Proby believes it's "common" and even
"imperative" that recent college graduates
stay with their parents until "they are em-
ployed and financially stable enough to pay
for their lives on their own." She looked
forward to moving out and being on her
own, but thinks that "living independently
after school is unfathomable."
Proby's not alone. In fact, she's part of
the "boomerang generation," the more than
18 million Americans between the ages of 18
and 34 living in their parents' homes or in
parent-supported college dorms. According
to the U.S Census Bureau, 56.5 percent of
men and 46.5 percent of women between
18 and 24 14.3 million Americans in total
- were living at home in 2004.
According to the MonsterTRAK College
Graduation Survey, 60 percent of 2005 col-
lege students planned to move home after
graduation, a 3 percent increase from the
previous year. This plan has altered the
traditional roles of parents and children and
provoked an image of immaturity for the
"kidults" of the boomerang generation.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, associate director
of the UF Honors Program and city com-
missioner-elect, said that students didn't
go back home in her parents' generation.
The trend of graduates "boomeranging"
back into their parents' homes and, typi-
cally, bankrolls is due to the "extremely
hands-on" nature of parents and the lack of
initiative in their children.
Many students today, she said, have
never held ajob and spend
too little time reflecting
and making their own deci-
sions to break free from the
nest. Parents, too, are "very
welcoming and totally fine"
with their children moving
back, providing a "com-
fort zone" that can coddle
the child at an age when
previous generations were
asserting their adulthood,
say I fed
ing my ca
a free ride
Albert R. Matheny, director of the
Academic Advising Center wrote in an
e-mail that he believes "everyone is trying
to be a 'kid' these days," and marketers
reinforce our feeling young, or even child-
ish, by taking away the stigma of living at
"In fact, it's a sign of perpetual, youth,"
The previous generations' parent-child
separation process has been rejected by
many parents who can't let their kids de-
velop a sense of individuality.
"The world-is not safe enough to toler-
ate raising a child who is independent,"
This leads to the development of "he-
licopter parents," who hover over their
children's lives, and "lawnmower parents,"
who cut down anything negative in their
child's way, he said. Matheny said he has
talked to both types more and more each
year since he began working at UF in 1998.
For UF student Ashleigh Schmidt, 22,
the move back in with her parents was
about finances. Schmidt has lived with her
parents for eight months while she works as
an unpaid intern and completes her degree.
"Living with parents is a safe place to be
while you're job hunting," she said.
Like Proby, she decided to move back
in with her parents when she realized she
didn't have the money to move out on her
own.' She knows of stu-
n no way dents like her who haven't
at launch- been able to secure a job
Right after college, haven't
er ha had enough money saved
vantage Of or have been too sunk in
from my credit card debt to find a
,~t, place to live away from
'roby Statistics support the
duate notion that students are
not yet financially inde-
pendent. The Center for
Economic and Policy Research reported in
2004 that the rate of student loan debt is 85
percent higher among recent graduates than
it was 10 years ago, with the average senior
graduating with student loans of $17,600.
Proby admits to "some disagreements"
with her parents over details like curfews,
but for the most part her friends and family
were congratulatory toward her graduation
and supportive of her future, allowing her
"all the time and space I'needed to land the
exact job I was looking for."
Both Proby and Schmidt said their
parents were excited for their daughters
to return home, but some parents have
expressed impatience at their children's
dependence. In research for the Canadian
Journal of Sociology, 67.3 percent of parents
reported that they "sometimes felt that their
returnee was taking advantage of them."
Some might point a finger at the job
market, which has proved to be confound-
ing to some and may have contributed to
the boomerangers' plight. Entry-level and
low-wage positions have not synchronized
their pay with inflation in recent years.
However, workers in UF's Counseling
center have met many students who are
too afraid to even look for jobs, some even
delaying their graduation so they don't have
to actually join the "real world" ofjobs, in-
dependence and self-sufficiency.
The boomerang generation seems to
be less of a Western phenomenon and
more of a global problem. Research from
the Prudential in London reported that,
in England, 6.8 million adults over the
age of 18 live with their parents. Japanese
psychologist Saito Tamaki estimates that
around 1 million Japanese, or 1 percent of
the population, are "hikikomori" shut-
ins, typically twenty-something males, who
live in their parents' homes without jobs
or schooling from anywhere between six
months to 15 years. Recently, a 30-year-
old Italian bachelor successfully sued his
parents when they tried to persuade him to
leave the nest.
The trend is even manifesting itself
through film and television. The roman-
tic comedy "Failure to Launch" shows
parents who hire a dream woman to
entice their 35-year-old son, played by
Matthew McConaughey, out of their
house. Meanwhile, the new FOX sitcom
"Free Ride" follows college graduate Nate
Stahlings as he lives up to his surname
by moving back in with his parents. The
stories are fictional but not too different
from the millions of graduates in similar
Still, Proby sees nothing wrong with the
"I would in no way say I failed at launch-
ing thy career or have taken advantage of a
free ride from my parents," she said.
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By LINDSEY FRANCO
Thousands of students clad in caps
and gowns will cross the stages of the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center, the Phillips
Center for Performing Arts, the Health
Professions Nursing Pavilion Auditorium
or University Auditorium between the
morning of May 4 and the afternoon of
But before these Gators crawl out of the
Swamp on Graduation Day or, in UF's
case, days they should know the basics.
Commencement locations will be
determined by the size of each college,
and each college will conduct its own
graduation ceremony during the four-day
For the 2004 commencement, UF
brought together every college on the Reitz
Union North Lawn for a fireworks display
and a speaker, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
But this year, UF has no plans to invite
Larger colleges, such as the College of
Engineering, will hold -graduation in the
O'Connell Center, and smaller colleges,
such as Fine Arts, will pack into University
Seating is open at the O'Connell
Center, but students will be provided with
tickets for guests.
Rick Ragan, assistant university regis-
trar, said for every student graduating, UF
plans to accommodate six or seven guests.
"It could get a little cozy in the
O'Connell Center, but you know, they
always find a place for them," he said.
Graduation seats remain ample, but
hotel accommodations are not so abun-
dant. Hotels across Gainesville are already
Holiday Inn University Center has
been booked for six months, said Ron
Homestead, a manager.
He said the Holiday Inn's prime loca-
tion, at West University Avenue and 13th
Street, causes a crunch during graduation
and football season.
On the other side of town, hotels and
motels lining Interstate 75 are full. Cabot
Lodge off Archer Road is booked for
graduation but plans for cancellations the
week before, said front desk clerk Karlan
Ironically, students will leave graduation
empty-handed diplomas will be mailed
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Students from smaller colleges, like the
College of Fine Arts, will graduate in the
University Auditorium (above) between
May 4 and May 7.
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REVIEW, FROM PAGE 1
Chris Cook, a graduating physics
senior, will attend graduate school at
the University of Illinois, where Zook
is now the head coach. He said Zook
should have tried to let the players
handle the fight-with Pi Kappa Phi
"I know that it had to do with the
team, but I don't
think it was his role
to get that involved,"
Cook said Zook
"sucks," he doesn't
mind watching Zook
coach at Illinois
because Zook is a
anyway," he said.
"He kind of adds to
After Zook's two
rumors buzzed about
command that's what I like about
Urban Meyer," Beecum said.
After Urban Meyer, the fight
against alcohol took over.
Alcohol policies drove students to
put down beer and pick up textbooks.
New rules for on-campus drinking,
tailgating and drinking inside the
stadium brought heated debates from
students, alumni and faculty.
"The .. :. : i:~n that
students have with
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returning as head coach.
Instead, the former coach of Utah
took the public's eye.
In a public tug-of-war with Notre
Dame, Urban Meyer finally made
his home as UF's 21st head coach on
Dec. 6, 2004.
Alok Beecum, a graduating chem-
istry student, said what Meyer did
with Chris Leak and what he has
shown everyone through the new
recruiting class is phenomenal.
"Good leadership and a strong
Machen's whole cam-
paign against alcohol
"The problem that
students have with al-
cohol is not not being
aware of the effects of
alcohol," she said. "It
is not knowing when
The re-opening of
Library West in the
Fall is a big downer
Liz Prann, a graduatingjournalism
major, said she wished she could have
"From what I know, it is going
to be a pretty unbelievable facility,"
After four years of school, campus
became home for graduating seniors.
The distant day of stepping into
freedom now takes on new meaning
- one that could not have happened
without four years of diligent work,
"I couldn't have asked for anything
else," Izmaylova said.
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Graduates delay careers to work for the public good
By EMILY YEHLE
Alligator Staff Writer
For Meghan McManus, sum-
mer vacation means living in a
She sleeps on an old, hard bunk
bed on a cold cement floor. A tin
roof protects her from the rain,
while a chain-link fence keeps out
wandering pigs and roosters. A
piece of blue tarp wrapped around
the fence guards against malaria-
During the day, McManus vol-
unteers at Home for the Hope of a
Child, an orphanage on the coast
of the Dominican Republic. She
plays games with the children,
teaches them English and eats
simple Dominican dishes of rice,
beans and meat.
The UF marketing senior feels
right at home.
"I get the best sleep ever," she
said, quickly adding: "I know it
Keeley McCarty, a Japanese studies senior, applied to the Japan Ex-
change Teaching Programme in an effort to get practical experience.
And yet her comfort isn't out of
the ordinary. UF career counselors
and community service officials
have noticed a surge of student
goodwill since Sept.--11, 2001,
and although the number of those
wanting to help peaked years ago,
the event has had a lasting effect.
Not only are many graduating
students eager to make a differ-
ence, they are worried about their
lack of "real world" skills in what
they perceive as a competitive job
Although UF has no statistics
on the issue, many university of-
ficials agree on the result: Fewer
students are starting traditional
careers and more are searching for
paid positions that broaden their
This summer, McManus might
not return to the Dominican
orphanage, but she will move to
Charlotte, N.C. to work with
impoverished children. She will
be one of thousands working
for Teach for America, a non-
profit organization that hires high-
achieving college graduates to
teach in failing schools. McManus
had offers for marketing positions,
.but she knew that accepting them
wouldn't fulfill her goals.
"When else am I going to have
the opportunity to go off and give
back to my country?" McManus
said. "I want to give back to the
country that's given me every-
Teach for America is highly
successful at recruiting over-
achievers to do low-paying, hard
work. About 17,000 applied for a
position last year; fewer than 20
percent were accepted. And so
far this year, more UF students
were accepted than from any other
Collette Taylor has helped UF
students get involved in commu-
nity service for nine years. Now
associate director for the Center
of Leadership and Service, Taylor
said three or four students a week
ask about Teach for America. She
attributes the program's success to
a focused mission that clearly ex-
plains how participants will make
Her office has begun to use the
"People are finding out that
they can make a difference by
not necessarily becoming a doctor
right away," she said.
McManus has also noticed that
many of her friends are interested
in finding a structured place be-
"It's a trend, that's for sure," she
said. "A lot of people don't know
what they want to do. Why not
put yourself in the halfway real
Farouk Dey, UF associate
director for career development,
said he's noticed a lower turnout
for job fairs and a higher interest
in graduate school in the past few
years indications that students
are looking for ways to continue
their education. He attributes this
to low confidence among stu-
dents, who worry that their educa-
tion doesn't prepare them for the
"Even when they hear good
news, I think students and par-
tially parents buy into the idea
that they're not going to be suc-
cessful at getting ajob," he said.
This attitude is typical of the
current generation of students,
a group college counselors have.
dubbed the "millennial gen-
eration." These children of baby
boomers-grew up in an environ-
ment of positive feedback, of the
view that everyone is unique and
everyone can succeed. As a result,-
Dey said, students are less apt to
take risks and must secure their
success before they pounce on op-
Keeley McCarty can't imagine
beginning a career when she grad-
uates from UF in May. Although
she will then have a degree in
Japanese, she's not convinced
that she can speak the language
"I don't feel proficient enough
in Japanese to do anything with
it," she said. "I feel like a Japanese
degree is so useless."
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So instead of looking for a tra-
ditional job in the United States,
she applied to the Japan Exchange
Teaching Programme, where
graduates are placed in Japanese
schools to teach English for one
year. And because she's a pre-med
student, she also applied to eight
She hopes that pursuing either
will teach her the practical skills
she needs to get ajob she wants.
"If I don't get into medical
school or the JET Programme,
then I might find a tall building,"
she joked when she first applied.
Students who don't have much
hands-on experience have the
lowest confidence in their ability
to get a job, Dey said. Programs
like Teach for America, JET and
the Peace corps fill that gap by of-
fering that missing experience in
the form of a structured program.
This mix of new experiences
and guaranteed safety nets appeals
"You don't have to go there and
be confused," she said. "They tell
you what to do."
In the end, she was put on
the waiting list for one medical
school and accepted into the JET
Programme. She hasn't yet de-
cided where she'll end up.
But a traditional job seems
She can think of only one
friend who immediately found a
job after graduation.
After graduation, many are
looking for a compromise be-
tween college dependence and an
independent career, McCarty said.
"It's a middle ground a pur-
gatory- between college and the
real world," she said.
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T77e end ofthe school year is upon us the time fr all the soon-to-be graduates to make the most qf their last few
weeks in Gainer ille. To help, here is a list of the top 10 things to do before leaving town.
4 Orange & Brew
The Orange & Brew may not be the No. 1 hot
spot for drinking, but how can you pass it up?
Other than sneaking a flask into a football game, this is
really your only chance to drink on campus. And drink-
ing here won't get you into trouble. With a wide range of
available beers and late hours (it's open until 1 a.m. on
Fridays, it's one place on campus you shouldn't pass up.
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Lake Wauburg offers UF students fun
for free. Just bring your Gator 1 Card
to Wauburg, and you and your friends can go fishing,
canoeing, kayaking, sailing and swimming.
It's the ultimate Gainesville outdoor experience and
because it's free, there's no reason to pass it up. Head
down Southwest 13th Street toward Micanopy and
you'll see the sign for the lake.
9 Become a Globetrotter
Salty Dog Saloon on West University
Avenue offers one of the best bar experiences in
Gainesville, and becoming a Globetrotter is something
you shouldn't miss.
To become a Globetrotter you have to drink one
beer from each country listed on the beer menu in 60
days a total of 30 beers. Not only do you get a free
T-shirt, but you also get to drink some good beer in a
8 Hare Krishna Lunch
It's not just for vegetarians and hippies.
Everyone should try the Krishna lunch on the
Plaza of the Americas. Not only is the .food good, it's
cheap only $3. Krishna Lunch has been served on
campus since 1971 and draws hundreds of students each
7 Gator Stompin'
This graduation tradition is a must-do for
For $25 you spend the night of May 4 cruising res-
taurafits and barhopping to 32 different locations, in-
cluding Gator City, Fat Tuesday, Dragonfly and Mellow
Mushroom. At each bar you get one alcoholic or non-
alcoholic drink, and at each restaurant you get a food
item. And there's a free T-shirt.
Organizers are expecting more than 1,000 people this
yeartso make sure you make this happen.
6 Running of the Bulls
Each Fall, the women of the Panhellenic
Council hand out bids for their sororities to excit-
ed hopefuls on Norman Field. And each year, hundreds
of people show up to watch. Why the big turnout? It's
pure entertainment. Nowhere else in Gainesville will
you hear more screaming, witness more excitement and
see more tears all in one place. Whether or not you're a
part of the Greek community, sorority bid day, or "the
running of the bulls" is something you can't miss. Note:
This event takes place in the Fall, so if you're graduat-
ing, make it a reason to come back and visit next year.
5 Eat at The Swamp
If you didn't dine at The Swamp with your
parents during your freshman year, it's some-
thing you should probably make happen before you
leave town. It's not so much about the food as it is
about the environment. So stop by with mom and dad,
enjoy a pitcher of beer and some food, and enjoy one of
Gainesville's most cliched dining experiences.
3 Celebrate at Marston
Marston Science Library the library that isn't. Before
leaving, graduates should try to celebrate something (a
birthday, good exam grade, graduation, etc.) in the enormous
library where no one pays attention to the fact that, yes, this is
a library. You aren't supposed to answer your phone and talk
with "outside" voices. People have already been seen celebrat-
ing birthdays there with friends and cupcakes, so you won't
be the first obnoxious person to do it.
2 Ginnie Springs
Only 13 miles north of Gainesville, Ginnie
Springs is one of the best swimming and div-
ing spots around. There are seven different springs in
which to snorkel or dive. It's also fairly cheap: $10 de-
pending on what you want to do. There's also a river to
tube down with your friends. This spot will make any
hot Gainesville day a lot nicer.
Watch the Gators win a NCAA Championship
Soon-to-be graduates, you can check this off
your list. Thanks to the men of the UF basketball
team, we were all here for one of the greatest experiences
of our college careers. Aren't you glad you hung around
here for your fifth (or sixth) year to see it happen?
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Alligator Contributing Writer
Colleen O'Reilly will join her
peers inthe College ofJournalism
and Communications as they
walk across the stage in their
black gowns and caps with white
tassels for her commencement
ceremony on May 6.
She will celebrate complet-
ing years of study and holding
steady through the marathon of
her college career.
But a couple weeks later,
she'll be sitting in class again.
O'Reilly opted to walk "out
of term" in the Spring, even
though she will not complete
her classes until June. Summer
graduation is on August 12.
"I didn't feel like waiting,"
Walking "out of term" is
when a student receives special
permission from their adviser
or dean to go through com-
mencement but not graduate
O'Reilly said she was not
graduating with her friends
because she didn't take a large
enough course load.
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usual, assistant university reg-
istrar Rick Ragan said. In an e-
mail interview, he wrote that the
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10 years at UF and is common at
At any university, many more
students graduate in the Spring
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Ragan said that 7,950 students
were eligible for graduation as of
April 3, compared to the ap-
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Last year, 5,244 regalia pack-
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Moore will not supply the
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This special permission
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Roosenraad said that although
not all of the colleges have this
policy, most are encouraged by
UF to allow students that will
be graduating in Summer A to
graduate -in Spring. Usually, the
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*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall
2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands-
Now as low as $355 monthly
inc all utilities ph 336-9836
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Internet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Just Bring Your Clothes
Preleasing Huge 2&3 Beds
Cable *W/D*Pool*Gym*Pets Ok
All we need is you! 372-8100
| For Rent
HUGE 1,2, & 3BR Pool
Affordable & Quiet living
Indv lease avail 1.5 miles to UF
Renting for Fall 377-7401 4-26-72-1
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
Furnished Luxury @ Its Finest
PC lab New 24 hr GYM*
Located in the heart of G'ville!
From $499 352-271-3131
FREE PARKING AT UF
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$439 Gets you all this
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
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Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual Bedroom Leases
UNBEATABLE MAY SPECIALS!
Roommate matching*Cable w/5
HBO's*FREE ethernet*Cyber Cafe*
2 Pools*24 Hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for May! *373-9009
GET REAL @
RMM Match*Cable w/5 HBO's
FREE Ethemet* Cyber Cafe
2 Pools*24 Hr Gym*Tanning
The closest apts to UF! Rent includes:
Ethemet, Electric, Cable, Roommate Match,
Furniture package. Indiv leases! 372-3557
VIRTUAL TOURS & PHOTOS
Countryside Condo 4BR/4BA Ethernet,
util incl. no cap, W/D, furnished, secure,
excercise/pool, bus to UF 3 mi. $465/mo/rm.
Vanessa 352-217-3564, Flo 352-357-9656
or 352-634-4814, Sebastian 352-874-8905
* LOCATION, LOCATION *
Windsor Hall. Luxury living for women.
2 BIks to UF. Rent incl furniture, utils,
cable, ethemet, pvt BA, kitchenette,
security, pool, gym, sundeck.
352-337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com.
Live in Luxury this Summer!
Brand new 2 bed, 2.5 baths walk to shops,
movies, restaurants and cable, wi-fi, utili-
ties included! Call Scott at 954-288-7762
Roommates wanted for4- bedroom house
with pool. Two miles from UF. Some furniture
available. Move in starting Summer. $465/
MO includes everything. Call (954) 401-3738
COLLEGIATE LIVING ORGANIZATION
Summer leases. Includes util, ethernet,
meals & parking. Only 1 block from campus.
Only $460/Summer A or B, $920/Summer C
4BR/4BA CONDO. University Terrace West.
SW 20th Ave. W/D, $350/mo per room. Avail
Aug 15th. Pool, hottub. Call 352-586-6468
CONDO- Countryside at Un. 4 Bed 4 Bath
$425/mo. On 2 bus routes; close to UF. Call.
772-633-0516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 rooms in 4 Bed/ 4 Bath condo. All utils,
cable, and high-speed internet incl. $425/mo.
Call Josh (352) 494-2394. 4-13-10-1
Room for $350/mo incl. elec. W/D, king
sized bed. Close to campus. Contact Sandy
Daytime (352) 374-5245 ext. 293. Evenings
CUTE, CLEAN, CHEAP
Furn 1 BR apt. in older Duckpond. home.
Avail. Aug.lst. $390/mo. 'Call 378-4684.
Fully furnished 3BR/3BA avail in 4BR/4BA
@ Countryside. Individual leases. W/D, pool,
gym, security, utils, cable $420/mo each in-
cls. all. Call 813-713-6485 4-26-15-1
Campus Club 1BR available in 4BR apt.
shared BA. Male preferred. May 6- August
11. $1000 up front or $375/mo Call Michael
@ 352-562-5055 4-12-5-1
INTERLACHEN, LAKE HOUSE
5 Bdrm, fully furnished, 25 min. G'ville, Shrt
term avail.. $850/mo. 630-878-0026. 4-
AVAIL-NOW. NEWLY REFURBISHED @
BRANDYWINE on Archer Rd. Large 2BR/
2BA, wood floors, overlooks pool, rec. room.
$795/mo. Perfect for Grad students. Quiet.
*Okbrk Wlk summer sublease*
1 or 2 bdrm avail, fully furn.
All incl. W/D, pool, intrnt, etc.
Wlk to UF, price neg. 863-738-5344. 4-
COUNTRYSIDE SW23rd St. Top fir. 4Br/4Ba
apt. 1 Rm. avail, now; 2 others Avail Aug. 16.
Very nicely furn. All utils, cable i-net incl.
Walk in-closets, W/D. Females only $425/mo
ea. 1st/ last/$250 sec. 941-661-0462 4-
Duplex efficiency Tower and Archer Road
1BR/1BA & kitchen, appliances, dish
network, covered patio, picnic area, utils.
included. $450/MO $100 security deposit
Sublease for next year! Save $300! 1 or 2BR
in 4BR/2BA University Commons. Available
August 12,'$345/MO Walk to UF. Great ame-
nities. Call Kim 941-587-1734 4-14-5-1
Archer and Tower Rd. 1BR furnished apart-
ment on bus line 75, private, linens, dishes,
utils, & cable for TV incl. Non-Smoker, no
pets, female preferred $500/mo + $200 de-
posit. Call Betty 372-1191 4-17-5-1
UNBEATABLE for Fall. 1BR/1BA-in 3/3.
Great Location! Buses! Pets! util incl!
Cheaper than signing with office! $450/mo
call 863-409-7202 4-17-5-1
U For Rent
QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-26-72-2
Available Now at UF
1 and 2 Br's from $555
Laundry on site. Pets ok!
Wood floors, balconies available.
Open until 8PM Weekdays 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant?
CALL THE BEST!
Watson Realty Corp. REATIORS
Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
BUY IT. SELL. F;D IT. 37-TF
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $489
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
* 1,2 & 3 BR's! HUGE Floorplans!
* Water/sewer included! Pets OK
* Affordable $559-$799
* Bus/Bike to UF* 335-7275 4-26-72-2
BIG CITY LIVING DOWNTOWN
Stylish Studios, 1/1's, 2/2's, & 3/3's
Pool *Alarm Pets Welcome
Leasing for Fall: 338-0002
eSUN ISLAND APTS.
*Some furnished availo
**Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $480/mo*02-1 $540/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $419 $495, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066. 4-26-72-2
AFFORDABLE & QUALITY TOO!
* Your Home For Fall! Great Rates!
S1 BR from $489 2BR from $559
* Beautiful pools/courtyards Pets OK
* Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 4-26-72-2
*CLOSE TO EVERYTHING*
Our Luxury 2BR Town Homes & 3BR Flats
Starting at only $1034 with many freebees.
FREE cable w/HBO & Show
Leasing NOW/FALL*379-9255 r
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-26-72-2
COZY, CONVENIENT, CLOSE!
1 & 2 bedrooms for Fall
pool, tennis bball, alarms
FREE UF PARKING
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-26-72-2
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **-,
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
Sun Bay Apartments
Summer Fall Special
Reduced summer rates on
15 Month lease, one bedroom apts.
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20;,ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006
5 For Rent
AFFORDABLE 2BRs at UF
From $589. Pets ok.
Laundry, Free Parking
Open Weekends. 371-7777
STUDIOS ACROSS FROM UF
From $489. Pool.
Laundry. Pets ok
Free Parking. Avail Fall.
Open Weekends 371-0769
A2- All about the Extrasl
Luxury 1/1,2/2, 3/3 TH
FREE Cable HBO/Sho, Tanning, Aerobics,
HUGE Gym, W/D, Alarm, Gated,
We have SPECIALS, Call 335-4455
1 br $609,2br $669, 3br $895
Near Butler Plaza Spacious Alarms
Includes some utilities* Park FREE @UF
HUGE 2br/2ba & 3br/3ba TNHMS
W/D* Alarm*Gated*Garages* Tanning
ENDLESS AMENITIES- private dog park
FREE Cable* Close to UF & SFCC
Leasing for Summer/Fall 377-2801
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats O* $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats s* $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 00 $725/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft O* $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 376-2507
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
HUGE*AFFORDABLE*1,2 & 3BR
S Starting at just $639
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Indiv lease & Util Avail
Call Now- 377-7401*
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 4-26-72-2
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2BR this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 Sec. walk to UF. 1 or 2 rooms. Short
term avail. $350 & up. Call 352-538-2181
BIG & CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
1, 2, & 3 BR flats w/porches
FREE Alarm, FREE Tanning, WID
24hr Gym, PC Lab, Pool, w/Sundeck
Gated Entry 372-0400
2/2 Flats & 3/3 Townhomes w/Garage
FREE Tanning*FREE Alarms*W/D*
Cyber Cafe*Gated Entry*Screened Porches
34hr Gym & Sauna*Pool w/Sundeck
We Love Pets* ONLY 1.5 miles to UF
Now Leasing for Fall*372-0400
U For Rent
NEWLY REMODELED AT UF
Studios and 1BR's from $599
Central Air/Wood Floors available
Reserve'for Fall 371-7777
ACROSS FROM UF
Studios/1/2 BRs from $589
Central Air, Wood Floors.
Pets ok, Laundry on site.
Reserve for Fall 371-0769
Individual and Semester Leases
Convenient UF access. $375 to $620/MO
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 4-
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher, ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$545. 377-1633 4-26-18-2
SW Lg Ibr, 1ba. Walk-in closet, d/w, w/d
hkups; near Shands, Vet School & UF, $395
- $425 edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
Apartment Bargain Shoppers.
Check out our spacious 1 &2 BR. units &
compare the $$. Our location, price & size
will have you puzzled.
Call ahead to avoid waiting 376-1248.
1/1, 2/2, & 3/2 Villas with backyard
Newly Renovated, FullAppliances
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
Starting at $428/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN (3866)
MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
3 & 4 Bedrooms for Fall!
FREE UF PARKING, tennis,
Affordable, Pool, Pets, Alarm
*Your Search is Over*
1/1 & 3/2 Flats starting @ $699
W/D, Alarms, Pets OK, QUIET
Close to UF and Archer Rd.
Save $ Today, Call 367-9910.
MORE FOR YOUR MONEY
1, 2, & 3 BR Apartments Starting @ $380.
352-331-8225 or 332-5070. 4-26-57-2
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
BLOCKS TO UFI 4BR houses from $15001
MO, 3BR houses from $1075/MO, 2BR apts
from $4951MO, 1BR apts from $450/MO.
Owner operated. See dalyproperties.com
or Call Carol 377-3852 4-26-55-2
Lofts & Townhomes
Sign now forAug! 20flplns 1-5BR next to UF
VIRTUAL TOURS & PHOTOS
No app or pet fee. Townhouse 2BR, fire-
place, new carpet, paint, appliances, privacy
fence. 1000 SW 59 Terr $495/mo 331-2099.
Private owner please leave detailed msg.
I For Rent
HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS, OR
TOWNHOUSES Walk/bike/bus to UF. Neat,
clean good quality. Visit www.gatorpads.com
for available units or call 281-0733 or 284-
Large fenced backyard with screened porch.
W/D. Pets ok. Avail May 1, $900/mo. Call
Luxurious Victoria Station Condo.
2BR/2.5BA, W/D, alarm, internet, bus route
every 15 mins. 1 mile from UF. Avail for fall.
352-222-4235. $875/MO. Walking distance
to Butler Plaza 4-26-33-2
3bd/1.5ba house. N.W. area. Central AC/HT,
ceiling fans. Extra space for den or home of-
fice. Carpet and tile. W&D hook ups. Fenced
back yard and private drive way. $930 one
year or $870 two year lease. Call (352) 375-
6754. No section 8. 4-26-33-2
2bd/2ba house. N.W. area. Up-scale neigh-
borhood. Well equipped kitchen. Central Ac/
Ht. Ceiling fans. Screened back porch, W&D.
2 car garage. Fenced back yard. New paint
and tile. $890 one year or $850 two years
lease. No section 8. Call (352) 375-6754
SAVE $$$, GET MORE!
3BR/2BA for less than $300/person
B-ball, Comp lab, Gym, FREE UF parking
1105 NW 14th Ave. Avail. May 10. 3BR/
2BA. 2000 sq. ft. cent H/AC, family room of-
fice, fence, garage, carport, W/D, Pest cont
& lawn maint. incl. 1 mi from UF. $1200/mo.
Andree Realty. 352-375-2900 4-26-32-2
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Close to UF. Fenced yards
1614 NW21stAvenue 3/2 $1000
2006 NW 35th St 4/2 $1365
520 NW 52nd Terr 3/2 $975
600 NW 54th Terr 3/2 $1155
4430 NW 16th PI 3/2 $1485
918 NW 39th Ave 3/1 $750
**HISTORIC VICTPRIAN HOUSE**
10 Blks to UF Quaint 1BR/1BA apts in High
ceilings, wood floors, ceiling fans, AD/Ht.
$475/mo avail Aug 1st. 225 SW 3rd Ave.
Some pets ok. 376-2184 4-26-31-2
3 BLKS FROM TIGERT HALL 2BR/1BA
apt, cent A/C, new paint, $630/mo. Upstairs/
hd wood floors. $610/mo downstairs/carpet.
Incl. water, sewer, trash, pest cont. Laundry
on site. No pets,. Avail 8/1/06 352-316-4474
3BR/2BA 1700 sq ft hose for rent. Wood
floors, screen porch, jacuzzi, W/D. 1 mi
south of campus. Avail 8/1. $1300/mo. Call
Avail May-Aug. All units 1/2 mi from UF
campus. Eff $340; 1BR/1BA $475-$445;
2BR/2.5BA $750; 2BR/1BA $715-$550;
3BR/2BA$1000. SD, NS, no pets, 1 yr lease.
Call 904-513-1431 or email@example.com
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership!
* SORORITY ROW AREA *
Live in luxury @ Windsor Hall. 2 Blocks to
UF. Incl everything + pool, gym, sundeck.
Starting at $410/mo. 336-9255.
** WALK TO UF **
From any of our studio, 1, 2, 3, or 4BR
classic apts or vintage homes.
Starting at $350/mo.Come by
and pick up one of our availability lists @
821 NW 13th St. or call 375-8256
** WALK TO UF **
Sorority Row area. 1BR/1BA apt in historic
stone building. Beautiful hardwood floors,
cent AC/heat, 911 SW 6th Ave.
S For Rent
LUXURY CONDOS! GOLF COMM
in Jonesville area 2/2.5 w/garage,
gated, b-ball ct, tennis, pool
gym, carwash, move-in spec avail
MAGNOLIA REALTY 352-200-4992
HISTORIC HOUSES DOWNTOWN.
Studio, 2BR, 1BR $375-750. Wood firs.
vaulted ceilings. Native landscape. Quaint
settings. Must see at::
HOUSES 1.5 mi to UF forAug. 1st.
630 NW 35th St. 3/2 fam. rm $1200, 611 NW
34th Terr. 3/2 fam rm. $1200, 642 NW 35th
St. 3/2 $1100, 816 NW 37th Dr 3/2 fam& gar.
$1300. Please drive by then call 331-0095.
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 NE 20th Ave. 4-21-20-2
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
PALM TREES. 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
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-
*WALK TO UF*
*SORORITY ROW AREA*
New Oxford Terrace Condo
Newly furnished common area.
S For Rent
4BR/2.5BA Townhouse $1100/mo
3BR/2BA House $1100/mo
1BR/1BA Duck Pond $495/mo
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30+ Properties Available!
Downtown Studio/Garage Apt. Off-street
parking H20 incl. $370/mo. 1st., last, +
security. Call 373-6551. 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, Dining Rm, Living Rm, Family
w/ fireplace, single car gar; 3929 SW 1
Ave., Shady yd. $1300/mo. Mary Fletcher;
Realtor/Owner. 352-332-3000. Available
PREMIUM PARTY HOUSE 6BD/3BA
$600/mth. + 1BD/1BA new eff $900/mth
neg & disc; < 3 mi from UF on 34th, iso-
lated, >3000 sq. ft, pool/diving, fire pl. Mike
3BR/1BA duplex. Bike to UF. Cable & two
phone lines, new refrigerator, paint & carpet.
Large fenced yard, small pets okay. Custom
kitchen, W/D, lots of storage. H/AC, lawn
service included. N/S $895 376-7529
& get half off huge 2BRs near UF & SFCC.
Short term leasing. Open Saturday. Ventura
Apts. 1902 SW 42nd way. 352-376-5065
Large one room efficiency with a private
bathroom & entrance. Handicapped ac-
cessible. Female preferred $400/mo, $200
deposit includes utils, linens, dishes & cable
for TV. Call Betty 372-1191 4-12-5-2
Beautiful, spacious 1BR/1BA 750 sq. ft.
Condo located By Oaks Mall $550/mo w/
great amenities- Call 786-325-9478 Available
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Spacious Rooms in Great Location
Great for students.
You must'see this 6BR/3BA
Bike or walk to campus
Call Eric for details 682-7424 4-12-5-2
Brand new 1/1 Condo behind Leonardo's
Pizza. Water/high speed internet/WD in-
cluded. All new Whirlpool appliances $900
month/lst/last/security Call 954-410-8353
AMAZING POOL HOME
Spacious Rooms in Great Location
You must see this 6BR/4.5BA
Within 2 miles of campus.
Call Eric for details 682-7424 4-12-5-2
2BR/2.5 BA Condo in Kensington South.
3901 SW 20th Ave. Available Aug. 1. Call
Kimberly Gouz at 786-299-1704 to set up an
Great 3BR/1BA, Hardwood floors. Super
convenient for UF students. 2627 SW 31
Terr. $840/mo. 215-7199 4-20-10-2
Perfect 3BR/2BA in Millhopper. Quiet, safe
neighborhood, close to campus. 2006 NW
36th Terr. $990/mo. 215-7199. 4-20-10-2
Historic house, hardwood firs, lots of charm.
Studio or 1 BR avail. Aug. Blocks to downtown
304 NE 6th St. $400-500/mo. 379-4952. 4-
3BR houses for August in quiet areas. Cute,
clean,, cent H/AC, W/D, wood floors, nice
yards. Bike to UF. Pets considered. $875-
915/mo. Call 352-336-6116. 5-16-15-2
New condo in great SW location. Completely
renovated 3BR/2/5BA. w/new apple, plumb-
ing, carpet, paint, etc. Convenient to Oaks
Mall, Restaurants, 1-75. Great Neightborhood
Ideal for Grad students. 215-9078. 4-26-14-
TIRED OF ROOMMATES?
Studio apartment 1 mile from Shands and
UF.-$450/mo. Call Janet 871-5928. 4-26-
*HOUSE-SORORITY ROW AREA*
3BR/2BA, 2-story stone house.
Totally remodeled. W/D. Cent AC.
0 l For Rent
Large 4BR/2BA house. Bike to UF! Central
AC/Heat, W/D, newish kitchen, icemaker,
DW, garbage disposal, fenced yard, quiet,
huge garage, no dogs $1590/MO 665-8166
House 2BR/1 BA Three blocks to UF/Norman
Hall area. Central AC/heat, wood floors,
fenced yard, pets maybe $780 665-8166
Fall Rentals walk to UF
Studios $350 to $395,
1BR $375 to $800
2BR $425 to $950.
Many 3 & 4 BR homes left!
Gore Rabell Realty 378-1387
1 & 2 bedroom cottages & apts. $425,
Central heat/AC, W/D hook-ups, wood
floorslcarpet, historical downtown Cute
and MUST SEE! 352-870-0904 or 352-318-
APTS and HOMES for Rent
Visit our website at:
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
1BR/1BAApts. 1 blkto UF
1236 SW 4th Ave. $485/MO Carpet,
Central Heat & Air, Laundry Facilities.
Call Merrill Management INc. 372-1494
Efficiency cottage across from
stadium $475/MO Newly remodeled,
tile floors, full kitchen, bathroom,
screened porch. 1806 1/2 NW 2nd Ave.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 4-
1BR/1BA Apt. BLOCK TO UF!
121.8 SW 3rd Ave. $425/MO
Carpet, window A/C, nat. gas ht.
Includes water, sewage, pest control.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR/1 BA apt. 5 blocks to UF
840 square feet $550/mo St. Croix Apts.
Central H & air, includes water, sewage,
pest control & garbage 829 SW 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management 372-1494 4-13-
Union St. Station. 2BR/2BA
Manny 352-317-4408 4-26-12-2
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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! Furished, deluxe single
suite w/refrigerator, microwave, 2 Ig closets
& pvt bath. All utils incl. $550/mo. Avail 5/8/06
Contact Lauren for details! 407-6-16-9070
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
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-
Female for 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA in BLDG A
at LOOKING GLASS APTS. 30 seconds to
UF Floor Plan B $505/month plus utilities.
Availalbe May 8th August 12th. Call 407-
1BR in 2BR/2BA townhouse for sublease. W/
D availalbe. 20 & 21 bus passing by. Walk to
supermarket & UF gym. 3640 SW 20th Ave.
Ask for $270 + 1/2 util. Free deposit. Call
352-262-6912 after 5pm. 4-11-10-3
** 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).
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.
$335/385 mo. w/o util. OBO Call 352-246-
8 1 Subleases
2BR/2BA. Unfurnished. W/D
May June July. $600/mo + util.
email email@example.com 4-6-5-3
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
lor 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. 4-11-8-3
2 Bed 1 Bath Sublease in historic downtown
Gainesville. Avail. ASAP. Call 352-256-4067
toV6rk out details. 4-14-10-3
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
1BR Avail after May 1st. $339/mo on
20 bus. Call 352-359-0663. E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org.. Near Butler Plaza
and grocery stores. Contact me! 4-14-10-3
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
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. 4-12-7-3
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
Summer sublease 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA
Windsor Park. Fully furn, ethernet, 2nd
floor, indiv lease, everything incl. $460/mo
NEGOTIABLE. Call 904-662-9600 4-17-
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 e-mail 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 4-11-5-3
Female for 1BR/1BA in 4/4 @ G'ville Place.
May-Aug. Furnished, all util. incl, cable, eth-
ernet, 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-
*May 1-Aug 8* 1BR in 2BR/1BA Frederick
Gardens. Furnished, internet. $290 +util.,
RTS 16, 10 minutes to campus, nice room-
mate, pool view. email@example.com, 871-2428
2BR/2BA available at Oak Forest .5 mile
from campus. 9 month sublease, fall 06-
spring 07. Only $699/MO Call 904-386-1305
or email firstname.lastname@example.org 4-18-10-3
CHEAP SUMMER SUBLEASE Lexington
Crossing $300/MO Incl. everything May to
Aug. 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA. Two other rooms
available also. Call 727-687-0867 4-12-5-3
HUGE cheap 2BR/2BA for sublease May-
July in Camelot apts. Incl. pool, gym. Minutes
from UF & law campus. On bus route. Also
available for fall. Call 561-213-2369
Great location! 3 minute walk to campus & to
University bars, 1BR in 4BR/2BA furnished
house. May, June & July. $325 +1/4 utils.
Behind the Swamp. 850-570-3384 4-19-
Summer Sublease avail to Female for 1BR/
1BA in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse. 2 blocks from
campus, W/D, balcony, porch. Furnished if
wanted. $490/mo +cable. Electricity paid for.
Call 321-508-9413 4-12-5-3
Melrose apartment $325/mo utilities included.'
Apt. available May 8-August 7. Female, NS,
wanted for 1BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA. Everything
included. Fully furnished. If interested call
Lucia @ 407-697-0009 4-12-5-3
1BR Studio apt. downtown Gainesville.
Arlington Square. Now thru August 6th $500/
mo Call Adam @ 904-514-3134 4-26-15-3
May, June & July SUBLEASE
We will pay $200 on first months rent. Oxford
Manor on SW Archer Rd. Master BR w/BA
2BR/1BA apt May 1-Aug 1 $450/mo Walk
to campus & WinnDixie, pool, gym, laundry,
route 13&16 bus stop. 1001 SW 16Ave-SWn
Key, call Vladimir work: (386) 418-1650,
home: (352) 692-5999 or email@example.com
Beautiful Summer Sublease. 1BR/1BAAvail.
in 4BR/4BA. Close to campus. On bus route.
Pool, jacuzzi, basketball, gym. $375/mo.
Utils. & wireless incl. Call (305) 394-1459.
1BR in 3BR Arlington Square Next to
Starbucks, Dragonfly, Hippodrome May 12-
Aug 12. No dep. Pet ok. Call 353-262-1687.
*May-Aug lease in Oxford Manor*
Quiet 2/2 unfurn. $829/mo + util.
New carpet, W/D appliances
Pets OK, gated, Bus# 1,12,35
Call Kristen @ 386-748-3909. 4-20-10-3
Sublease @ Santa Fe Pointe
3/3 in 4/4 May '06. Super clean, new carpet,
full furn. buil. close to pool, clubhouse, gym.
$415/mo. Save $35/mo. Evr. incl.305-965-
1663, 954-663-4224, 352-870-8125 4-26-
Summer Sub Lease Opportunity May 5-
Aug 1 $250.00 + Utilities/Month. Within two
miles of Campus (SW 13th St.). Spacious
Bedroom!!! Interested, Please Call: (585)
750-4780. Don't Wiatl!!!!! 4-13-5-3
University Glades $300/mo all inclusive 1 BR
for Female in 4BR/2BA May-Aug. Furnished,
W/D Apt. bldg. 4 next to bus stop 12 & 35.
Call 909-434-4642. 4-13-5-3
$$BONUS$$ Female Sublease May to Aug.
1BR/1BA in a 3BR/3BA 2 story unit at the
Laurels (upstairs w/balcony) Extra clean!
Price negotiable. All utils incl. Call 386-454-
1363 or 352-262-7170. 4-13-5-3
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22, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006
WALK/BIKE TO UF! 1BR/BAAvail. May-Aug
in 2 BR/BA apt. fully furn all utils + internet
W/D DW incl. $450 OBO (352) 262-6824,
1 BR in 4BR/2BA house SW 12th St. Next
to campus. Great location. $350/mo. Contact
Erik 352-281-1337. 4-13-5-3
*****WALK TO UFO****
1 Br. in 4Br/2Ba AWESOME house across
from stadium $325/mo. Fum if needed W/D.
'net/cable All u need! Call Jen 352-262-7887.
Steps from campus! 1BR in 3BR/2BA fur-
nished' house, hardwood floors, outdoor
deck, appliances. $325/MO- negotiable May
-August 561-329-9027 4-14-5-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE THE COURTYARDS
Across the street from campus. Furnished!
Pool! Computer lab! Great transition from
dorm living! Only $350/MO move in May
or later. Call Torren at 813-368-0142 4-
Studio, close to campus, new hard wood
floors, bathroom, and kitchen. Very clean.
Move in May, flexible with date. $489/MO.
Contact Lisa at 904-434-2128 4-14-5-3
No roommates for summer! $500/mo all incl.
part furn, 4 bus route at Brandywine lease
4,8 or 12 months, avail 5/10 to NS student.
Call Krista 352-359-2976 4-21-10-3
Windsor Hall 2 blocks to campus Room in
coed building available May- August '06.
Furnished, fridge, microwave, cable, inter-
net, pool- GREAT ROOM! Call 561-312-4063
for information 4-14-5-3
The Avenues Summer Sublease. 2BR/2BA
in 2BR/2BA. 3 blocks from UF. may-August.
Large luxury apartment. W/D. Pet-friendly.
Call 941-730-0037 4-14-5-3
Estates 1/1 in 4/4 available summer A, B,
or C. HUGE discount! Only $425/mo all
incl. + covered parking. Rent summer C &
1st month negot. Call Leah 256-682-0003
Need roommates for cool house 6 blks from
UF. Game/music room, furnished, free wire-
less. $275+ Flexible lease: May->July/Aug
or4 beyond. Pete 352-870-7427 4-17-10-3
Gairnsville Place sublease May-Aug. 1/1 in
a 4/4. $435/mo includes utils, cable/internet,
furniture. 321-624-7913, Laura 4-14-4-3
Sublease .1BR in 4/4 in Stoneridge Apts.
Avail May through end of summer. $343/mo,
utils incl, furnished. Call Karen 305-725-
4/2.5. Rent house or room @425/mo.
Located on 27th Terr and Univ. Close to
Campus. Call 772-528-9335 4-17-5-3
Summer sublease 3BR's in 3BR/3BA in
Stoneridge Apts. Close to UF & Butler
Plaza. Very spacious & only $360/mo + 1/4
utils. Move-in dates & price flexible. Avail
late April-July 26. Call Jen 561-809-8933
Female wanted for a 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA
1 block behind Swamp Rest. Steps to
Campus. $400/mo. Contact Nicole @
firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-398-7634
Summer Sublease Available!!!
Greewich Green Apts.
Male roommate needed. Furnished. Master
Bedroom. $351/mo with the first month
free!!! Please call (912) 658-0691 ASAP!!!
Summer Sublease.Close to UF.
$375/mo. Call lan 514-8057
UNIVERSITY CLUB, May 6-Aug 8
330 OBO + Split utils, 1BD/1BR in 4BD/
4BR, Upstairs, unfurnished, W/D inc.,Email
email@example.com or call 813-340-3510.
COBBLESTONE SUMMER LEASE: deluxe
2BRB2BA- pool & gym, W/D unit, cable incl. -
on bus route to UF. $500/mo/BR + tuils. Avail
May 17. Call 352-870-1150 4-14-4-3
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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-
2 ROOMMATES WANTED
in 3/3 in rockwood Villas. $500/MO Available
now! Call Jen 954-295-9211 4-26-48-4
**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 email@example.com
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
Roommate needed to share 2BR/2BA
Vintage View condo w/grad student. Quiet
and clean community. $495/mo includes all
utils., wireless intemet & cable Gall Matt
Need roommate to share 2BR/1BA condo
with yard & deck in nice residential area with
male grad student $400/MO- all until. incl.-
cable/int firstname.lastname@example.org 309-868-2234
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near library downtown. $285 $360/rm + until.
Free internet access. Short term. No pets.
No smoking. 378-1304 4-26-22-4
* PRIVATE AND LUXURIOUS *
2BR avail in 3/.25 spacious north Gainesville
home. $400 + 1/3 until each. Avail summer/
fall. 954-649-2690 4-26-20-4
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-
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 internet,
utils & cable. No smokers, no pets. 284-0771
Room for rent in beautiful 4BR/3BA house.
$400/mo. and includes everything cable, In-
ternet, 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-
ll Roommates ] Real Estate
1BR in a 3BR/2BA house in Northwood
Oaks. Fully furn. Hi spd wireless internet,
cable, local phone, W/D, Ig yard, pvt parking.
15 min. from UF. Off bus route $400/mo +
utils. Avail immediately. Call 352-283-2005.
1BR ayail 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 Hawthorne Trail.
$300/mo. Plus 1/2 until. 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
Male roommates needed 4BR/2BA on
the corner of 34th and university. Close
to Campus. $350 + utilities!! WOW!!
Call David @ 954-817-9101 or email
Share 3BR/2BA 1550 sq. ft. townhome. pvt.
BA. Located off Newberry by mall. Modern
updated. New fur. W/D, hi-spd, internet, ca-
ble, phone & all utils. incl. $480/MO Female
only Call Helena @ 727-501-5191 4-26-15-4
** FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED **
To Share NEW 4BR/4BA CONDO.
Fully furnished common area.
Sorority Row area/ WALK TO UF
$495/mo 407-432-0911. 4-26-14-4
Female student to join 2 females for own BR
in attractive 3BR house near NW 8th Ave, 3
mi. from UF on bus rte. #43, tile hardwood,
$275/mo + 1/3 GRU & HSInternet-digital
cable Avail 5/1, 381-5597 or 332-3852. 4-
Female Roommates wanted for 4BR/2BA
house on University Ave. $435 + utilitities.
Call Marlana 727-510-5561 available for Fall
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
CUTE 4BR/2BA house, .8 mile from UF. Next
to bus routes 5 & 43. Amazing location, great
cooks! Avail now & summer C. Opt to renew.
$500/mo utils. pd. Danielle 305-785-2894
One female roommate wanted in house
off Tower Road. $550/MO, includes private
bedroom/bathroom, util, cable, local phone,
wireless internet, garage. Pet friendly!
$250 room for rent. Close to UF. Cool
house. Great student roommates. Flexible
lease. Easy move in costs. 941-870-3425
Female, NS, clean, needed for 2/2
Treehouse Village apt.. $290/mo + utils.
W/D, must furnish BR only. 352-870-7445 or
Need a female roommate for a 1BR/1BA in
3/3 condo in Rockwood Villas. 2 mi from
campus, on UF bus route. Cable, internet.
$450/mo, incl utils. 407-365-7620 -or 407-
F vet student seeking NS roommate. Share
2BR/1.5BA condo. Hi-spd wireless internet,
local phone, security alarm, W/D incl. 2 mi.
from UF & 1-75. Bus stop in front of complex.
pets welcome. I have 2 cats. $400/mo + 1/2
utils. Avail 6/1. Call Melissa 813-453-8326
Looking for roommate for 3BR/2BA In The
Pines. Responsible & clean UF student.
$270/mo + utils. Avail starting Aug. Call
Rachel @ 352-317-1355 4-17-5-4
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc- cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-26-72-5
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Trend Realty, 359-1112. 4-26-26-5
Tired of renting? Why waste $$ on an apt.?
Invest in a home of your own! Call Kate
Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 359-1112. Seller
Pays commission! 4-26-26-5
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-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
4/4 Condo @ Countryside. Fully furnished,
rented, & appliances. POOL VIEW in $190s.
Call SIDNEY 770-851-1292. 4-26-21-5
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-
4BR/4BA UTW Condo for Sale by owner.
Newly remodeled building. Great for stu-
dents. Close to campus, mall, store &
highway. On two bus routes. Call Maggie
GREAT HOUSE 5 MINUTES FROM UF!
Solar-heated pool, hardwd firs, large
fenced yard, 4BR/2BA, fireplace, sprinkler
system, security system 4312 NW 12 place
email@example.com 317-5559 $399,500
BUYING A HOUSE NEAR UF?
Call Jeff Osgard at 352-262-9119.
Campus Realty.. 4-17-5-5
* II 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
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a l Furnishings
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 4-26-72-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed: Cost
$1500, sacrifice-$550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-26-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
,$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-26-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6
Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
BRAND NEW FURNITURE
Mattress Sets $169
5pc. Bedroom Sets $495
And Much More! Delivered to your door!
www.gowfb.com Check it out!
Or call (352) 376-1600 4-26-72-6 *
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 4-26-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
.avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both
for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-0333 4-
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 4-26-72-6
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
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I l Furnishings
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en- -
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
*Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
Bedroom Set- $300 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-26-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-26-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-26-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 4-26-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-26-63-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
25" color TV $55 dining table & 4 chairs $85.
window A/C 6000 BTU. $60, queen bed $60.
Large dresser w/mirror nice $90. Snapper
self propelled mower $85. 500 LP records
$90. Port sewing mach $45. 335-5326 4-
* BEDROOM SET solid oak $400
* BAM SKATEBOARD $60
* 12 gal SHOPVAC $40..
MUCH MORE. Call JP 941-284-2709 4-
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 9-4-72-7
-Computer/ laptop repair
- -Virus, spyware, hardware
-Fix it for $44!!
S* -Home/ dorm 352-219-2980 4-26-68-7
v W& mg,4 iom a&!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
m Motorcycles, Mopeds)
***GatorMoto*** Our new state of the
art facility is now open! We will repair any
brand of scooter and we have some of the
cheapest labor rates around! Pick up/dropoff
available. 6921 NW 22nd St. 376-6275
**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.
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS" I c I
Network specialists Like New!
We buy computers and laptops 870-9358.
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street YAMAHA
4-26-56-7 '94 Streetl
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Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 12-6-118-7
BIKE FOR SALE
lyr old blue adult 18 speed. Kept indoors,
has gel seat/bottle, Gainesville delivery $100
obo Call 871-4208 4-12-5-9
HYBRID BIKE FOR SALE
Trek Bontrager 7300 FC. Comfortable, easy
commuting. Ridden less than 100 miles, like
new. $300. Call352-284-0510. 4-20-10-9
S For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to.UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-26-72-10
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
directions to our warehouse. (352) 378-6370.
m I Motorcycles, Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and more!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 4-26-72-11
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
Owned by Gator grads. 1901 NW 67 PI
Best prices in Gainesville. Will beat all Gville
competitor's prices on similar models. 4-
Low Miles $1000 obo. Call (362)
fighter (no fairings) D&D, full head-
ire, 32k mi. Mechanically sound,
lly fair. Fast, fun, & dependable
5. Call 641-6018. 4-11-3-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-26-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellSTrade
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 e LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITY AUTO
Test drive any vehicle and
*GETA 3 DAY, 2 NIGHT VACATION*
Ask for details 338-1999 4-26-62-12
2003 Hyundai Accent. White 4 door auto-
matic, AC/PW/PDL, new tires, recent tune
up, CD player, excellent gas mileage, 58K
highway miles, still under warranty $6300
OBO 352-281-5111 4-14-5-12
2001 Honda Accord EX V6.
61K. Service records, mp3 player, very
clean. $12,200. 271-2693 4-14-5-12
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need transport
station to go to Angel Gardens hopefully living
in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6M48
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
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24, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-26-
The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking
volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors.'
Sixty hours of in-depth training are provided.
This is an opportunity to impact the lives
of fellow community members and to gain
life-enhancing communication skills. The
next training class begins Saturday, May 20,
2006. Please contact Dana Myers at 264-
67?7 or visit http://crisiscenter.alachua.fl.us
for more information. 5-18-14-13
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who,responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
the independent florida
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The Independent Florida Alligator
and you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newspaper in the
country by applying to be come an
(this is a non-paid spring position
requiring 10-12 hours per week)
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or SFCC student available to
work both spring & summer and are eager
.to gain valuable sales experience, stop by
the Alligator. 1105 W. University Avenue, to
fill out an application and a class schedule
by April 14, 2006. We will contact you for an
interview opportunity to get your career jump
started! EEO/AA. 4-14-18-14
LIK-,TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-26-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start
at $6.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-26-72-14
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
,pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
Pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $250. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-26-72-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible-Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Leam more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-26-72-14.
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
-: Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
] Help Wanted
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS
Apply @ UF Survey Research Center
M-F 9am-9pm 408 W University Ave.
Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105
Must work eve/wknd
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.15 $7.15/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gafordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-26-72-14
GATOR DOMINO'S is now hiring delivery ex-
perts & outgoing,.friendly customer svc reps.
Apply online or at our Jonesville location at
14300 W. Newberry Rd. No exp necessary.
Willtrain the right people! 333-3333 4-
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
*Room and Board Included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 5-July22 Please contact
Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext 251 or
352-669-9443 ext 251 4-26-72-14
Earn between $14-$20/hrl Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Julian 379-3663
MARIO & LUIGI'S PIZZA Now hiring
Flyer Distributors $7.50/hr, Drivers $10-
12/hr, Pizzamakers $7/hr Apply at 3458 W.
University Ave. Call 376-6433 or 871-3368
Call center needs experienced telephone
agents for all shifts 24 hours 1830 NE 2nd St.
Apply in person M-F 9am-4pm 4-26-71-14
FREELANCE ONLINE TUTORS WANTED
Work from the convenience of your loca-
tion. Brainfuse is provider of supplemental
services to US students grade 3-12. Send
resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org *Bilingual
Near e uyCr&te you wat to be
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
& Dynamic Co.
EOE, DFWP .
Camp Counselors needed for great over-
night camps in the Pocono Mtns. of PA.
Gain valuable experience while working with
children in the outdoors. Teach/assist with
athletics, swimming, A&C, drama, plates,
archery, gymnastics, scrapbooking, ropes
course, nature, and much more. Office &
Nanny positions also available. Apply on -line
at www.pineforestcamp.com. 4-26-26-14
HIRING LIFEGUARDS at $7.25/hr,
SWIM INSTRUCTORS at $7.60/hr.
Call 352-393-8358 for more information and
training schedule. 8-10-49-14
LANDSCAPERS NEEDED FT/PT
* VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE A MUST *
Call 352-222-1904. 4-26-26-14
* Get Paid & Have Fun Flexible Hrs &
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NOW HIRING. ALL POSITIONS.
ZAXBY'S ON 43RD STREET.
Contact Boris or Emil Phone 376-8700
Attention All Majors: Summer Internship
still avail. Bus & Mgmt training. Aug profit
- $8484, 3hrs credit. Call for info session,
Dahnell Clervil 352-258-5807 South
FT and PT. Flexible hours, will work around'
schedule. Must be customer oriented and
dependable. Call or leave message for
Andy 1-888-463-1954 ext. 205- Good pay!
S Help Wanted
400 counselors & instuctors needed!
Co-ed summer camps in Poconos, PA.
Top salary, travel paid, best staff.
Apply @ www.lohikan.com or call
COUNSELORS Camp Wekiza, Wekiza
Springs State Park, Apopka, FL Residential
Environmental Summer Camp. Orientation
6/6-9. Boys' camp 6/10-24. Girls' camp 6/24-
7/22. Contact email@example.com
UPBEAT, OUTGOING HOSTESS to invite
& greet guests at Jewell's. 4 positions
avail, $71hr ALSO- BARTENDERS &
WAITRESSES. Apply in person M-F, 2-
5pm, 108 S. Main St. 4-14-30-14
Earn up to $12/hr. ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call Califomia Chicken Grill 378-
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
HELP WANTED- Valid driver's license re-
quired. Local moving and storage company.
Apply at 505 NW 53rd Ave. Gainesville 374-
TCG Phone Reps needed ASAP
evenings and Sat. Must be articulate and reli-
able 371-5888 ext 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr.
Childcare provider starting May. Afterschool
pick-up. Full time from June to Aug. Must be
energetic, great attitude & enjoy children.
Required: non-smoker, swimmer &.outdoor
activities. Please call 317-0625 to discuss
details. Job location near Haile Plantation.
Web Programming Contractor -
ASP, ASP.net, VB Script, C#, SQL knowl-
edge. $25+ per hour. Email resume to:
*1 Help Wanted
Oak Hall School is seeking energetic, cre-
ative, and enthusiastic individuals with a love
for children to staff its summer day camp
program. Positions in the camp are available
in our Preschool day camp, our Kindergarten
day camp, and our elementary school age
day camp. Individuals for the day camp
should be available to work daily from June
5-July 28. Interested applicants should sub-
mit a resume to Jeff Malloy, Oak Hall School-
8009 SW 14th Avenue Gainesville, FL
32607 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
by April T3, 2006. Interview information re-
garding group interview on April 15 will be
sent out upon receipt. 4-12-13-14
Are you energetic and motivated? Are
you looking for a flexible job? LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers, Inc. is cur-
rently seeking part-time Donor Scheduling
Representatives to help maintain the com-
munity blood supply. Evening and weekend
shifts are available. To apply, please call
(352) 224-1741 after 5pm Monday through
Thursday and leave a message. EOE/DFWP.
TENNIS STAFF NEEDED
The 30th Annual GATOR TENNIS CAMP is
now hiring good tennis players for the four
weeks in June. Only quality players need
apply. Excellent Pay, working approx 9 hrs
per day. Camp is held on UF Campus, us-
ing Ring Complex & the Flavet Courts. If
interested, please call M.B. Chafin, Camp
Director, at 392-3538, or in the evenings
376-8030. If no answer, please leave a mes-
Gator Dining Services, located on the UF
Campus, is looking for experienced, profes-
sional waitstaff and bartenders for a new
bistro. Must have exceptional customer
service skills and a knowledge of wines. Pay
is based on experience, we offer competitive
benefits and a great working environment.
Apply online at www.gatordining.com. 4-
Gator Dining Services, located on the UF
Campus, is looking for Coffee Baristas.
Positions are open for early morning and
daytime hours. We offer competitive pay,
benefits and a great working environ-
ment. Apply at Gator Dining Services,
B73 Reitz Union, Museum Rd or online at
Spanish-speaking professional with excel-
lent phone skills for online jewelry sales. Call
224-1857 between 1:00-3:00, M-F only. Or
fax'resume to 377-0488 4-11-10-14
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 4-26-20-14
HIRING COOKS & SERVERS
Apply between 2 & 4 pm Mon-Fri, CALICO
JACK'S 3501 SW 2nd Ave. Creekside Mall
Busy professional woman needs help with
life's details: kids, errands, household
chores, etc. $8/hr to start + gas money. Must
have reliable trans. Call 379-0619 IV msg
5 STAR PIZZA ON TOWER RD
Now hirng delivery drivers.Great pay, flex-
ible hours.Apply in person 600 NW 75th St.
Needed for Law firm. Flexible hours.
Reliability a must. Call 376-0006. 4-13-
HUNGRY HOWIES is now hiring.
Cash paid daily. Drivers + inside workers
needed. Flexible schedule. Full + part time
avail. Apply in person. 3105 SW 34th St.
Part time lab techs needed for routine
microbiology analysis. Send resume to
email@example.com or fax to 378-6483 4-26-
* .Help Wanted
$500 $1000 per week. New business op-
portunity. For information call 904-522-0524
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp counselors, lifeguards (will train),
nurses, arts/crafts director, equestrian staff.
Min. age 18. Salary + meals & housing. 6/5-
7/30. email@example.com or
800-347-2688 or EOE/DFWP 4-26-17-14
Now hiring. FT/PT Please apply at 1620 W.
University Ave. 4-11-5-14
BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Now hiring servers, food-runners, drivers.
Serious workers only. Great money potential.
5 SE 2nd Ave. 335-7123. 4-18-10-14
Rehab Tech. High School Diploma, at least
1 yr. exp. working w/children, must be able
to work shift-work, wkends & holidays, bkgrd
ck reqd. Call btwn. 9AM-1PM 352-378-7074.
4025 NE 1st Terr., G'ville, FL 32609 4-26-
Deli Store. Sandwich/Salad Maker. M, W, F
orT, Th., Sat. 10 AM-3 PM. $7.50/hr.
3832 Newberry Road. 4-11-5-14
RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
* Year-round hourly work
* No Experience Necessary
* $8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGISINV.COM
Or by phone at 1-888-242-RGIS 4-26-16-
CASHIER PT Mornings 10-2 Mon thru Fri
Ada's Clothes Repair 371-1824
Seeking reliable clean-freak for weekly
Very flexible hours. E-mail coocoo4coacoa@
COUNTER MANAGER, COSMETICS
Let Your True Colors Shine Through
Your leadership and sales skills can be best
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UF seeks doubles improvement
* THE MEN'S TEAM COULD
FINISH UNDEFEATED AT
HOME IN THE SEC.
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Capturing at least a share of the
Southeastern Conference champi-
onship on Sunday didn't excite
the No. 3 UF women's tennis team.
The Gators are after something
else: an NCAA championship.
But to be on top of the ten-
nis world, UF coach Roland
Thornqvist said the Gators must
improve, especially in doubles.
"Without a doubt, if you want
to win an NCAA title, you have to
play good doubles," Thornqvist
said. "At times this year, we have
been good in doubles, other times
we haven't. We have to be more
The Gators (17-1, 10-0 SEC)
have lost the doubles point in con-
Although it was insignificant in
both; it has played a major role in
For the last two years, the
Gators have been knocked out of
the NCAA Tournament with 4-3
In each, the doubles point
proved to be the difference. And
in the Gators' only defeat this sea-
son, a 4-3 loss to North Carolina,
doubles play again was respon-
"Without a doubt, if you
want to win an NCAA title,
you have to play good
doubles. At times this
year, we have been good
in doubles, other times
we haven't. We have to be
UF women's tennis coach
"I just think we're playing on
our heels too much [in doubles],"
Thornqvist said. "We're just not
as aggressive as we can be [in
On Sunday, Kentucky became
the second team this season to
sweep the Gators in doubles.
Miami was the other team to do
The doubles loss to the Wildcats
snapped a 13-match win streak by
the sophomore team of Diana
Srebrovic and Lolita Frangulyan.
"I thought we regressed in dou-
bles this weekend," Thornqvist
said. "But the energy and passion
that was missing, I can promise
you it will be back."
MEN SHOOT FOR PERFECTION: The
No. 15 UF men's tennis team will
look to go undefeated at home in
the SEC for the fourth consecutive
season when it hosts South Carolina
on Saturday at the Ring Tennis
Complex at 1 p.m.
The Gators (13-6, 7-3 SEC) also
will look to clinch a first-round
bye in the SEC Tournament.
"We want to get back in the
[SEC] hunt," UF coach Andy
Jackson said. "I still feel the talent
"We just have to get our confi-
dence back up."
UF junior Janne Holmia re-
mains sidelined with a back in-
jury. There is no timetable for his
Jackson said it is the same in-
jury that caused Holmia to miss
most of last season.
Kim Klement/ Alligator
UF's Janne Holmia pats his teammate Vladimir Obradovic's back.
M, ;ilA,'. lif The Finger thinks
the smell test
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alternative to laundry.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006 a ALLIGATOR, 27
UF MEN'S GOLF
Gators tied for 2nd
returning from break
After a three-week break, the
No. 3 UF men's golf team came
out with clubs blazing.
The Gators combined to birdie
35 holes en route to a second-place
tieafter.two rounds of play in the
inaugural United States Collegiate
Championship on Monday.
Senior Matt Every started off
strong for the Gators with a 4-
under-par first round and carded
an even-par 140 overall. He is
tied for second -after recording
Trailing Every by one stroke -
is fellow senior Brett Stegmaier,
who was also a birdie-making
machine, clocking 11.
After shooting a 2-over-par 74
in the first round, Stegmaier com-
pleted a stellar second round, go-
ing 5-under-par at 67 to finish
tied for lourth place l ith a 141.
Freshman Billy Horschel, who
is tied for 15th place, proved
that seniority has nothing to do
with making birdies after sink-
ing eight of his own'between
his 1-over-par 73 first round and
even-par 72 second
Men Freshman Toby
GOlf Ragland could not
muster the same
momentum as his
teammates and bogeyed 10 holes
between his two rounds to finish
10-over-par at 154.
Senior James Vargas seemed
to mix his teammates' perfor-
mances, bogeying seven holes
but birdieing four others to card
a 149 (5 over).
The Gators resume play to-
day, trailing tournament leader
Clemson by one stroke.
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Third string quarterback more likely to see action on special teams
ROWLEY, from page 28
Utes. "That was the best placement for me as
a long snapper. I went to Utah as a long snap-
per, nothing else, and didn't expect anything
Rowley redshirted in 2004 as the Utes broke
the BCS code, becoming the first team from a
mid-major conference to earn a bid to one of
the four BCS bowls and finishing undefeated
with a Fiesta Bowl win against Pittsburgh.
At the Fiesta Bowl announcement party on
Dec. 5, 2004, a day after Meyer accepted the
UF job, he had a proposition for his long snap-
per: join him in Gainesville.
"The second that coach asked me if I
wanted to come back [to Florida], there was
no doubt in my mind that I was going to be a
Florida Gator for the next four years," Rowley
While sitting out the 2005 season as a trans-
fer, Rowley lived up to the slash moniker. On
the scout team, he played a little linebacker,
some safety and helped out on special teams.
Then a role for him opened as UF's quar-
terbacks dropped off the depth chart. Dickey
moved to receiver in August before leaving
the team altogether in January. In December,
Portis decided to transfer. Then in the Outback
Bowl on Jan. 2, Ingram ended his short-lived
"People dream to play for the Uni-
versity of Florida. I'm living that
dream right now. "
UF long snapper/quarterback
quarterback career, switching to tight end.
When Tebow enrolled early, Rowley was
bumped back down to No. 3 on the depth
chart and will serve as the scout team quarter-
back this season, Mullen said.
"Butch still has to learn the offense,"
Mullen said. "He's going to run the scout team
because [incoming freshman Jarred] Fayson is
going to play wide receiver [instead of quar-
terback] for us. He's got to be in a role where
he can go in and knows how to hand the ball
off, knows how to run some of the plays,
knows the cadence, knows how to signal and
communicate from the sidelines and be our
Rowley doesn't expect to see the field on of-
fense this season but would be ready if called
upon. Long snapper mightbe a stretch too but
he expects to play on special teams.
"To even be in this position right now;
people dream to play for the University of
Florida," Rowley said. 'Tm living that dream
UF-hopes to improve SEC-worst hitting
,continue dominance of B-CC tonight
BASEBA a team that has never defeated UF in
BASEBALL,from page 28 18 all-time meetings.
But with the Gators struggling,
dropping nine of their last 12 games,
help the Gators' power-hitting stats, the Wildcats seem more poised than
it has been UF's inability to string ever to end that streak.
together singles and doubles, not The Gators have yet to name a
home runs, that has hurt the team starter, but junior right-hander Kris
this season. Gawriluk (0-2, 4.43 ERA) will likely
While UF ranks fifth in the SEC get the nod.
Kim Klement/ Alligator
Junior Matt Laporta swings during UF's 20-4 win against Cincinnati on Feb. 12. LaPorta has homered in
his last three games, but UF has lost 10 of 15 since the slugger returned from an injury on March 17.
J Ihme ruIIn, Ute Gatuors .Lo6L team
batting average ranks last in the con-
ference, while their opponents are
batting .287. And UF hitters lead the
conference in strikeouts.
The Gators are tied for last in
the SEC in fielding percentage, and
their team ERA of 4.12 is only good
enough for ninth place.
When you put it all together,
the Gators find themselves on the
outside looking in just in terms
of making their own conference
tournament, let alone an NCAA
regional. Still, Davis said, the Gators
"We're not even halfway through
SEC play yet," he said. "A lot can
happen. Teams go on stretches
where there are winning streaks and
losing streaks. So we just can't think
about those kind of things yet."
Tonight, the Gators will face
Bethune-Cookman College (18-20),
"We're putting ourselves in
winning situations. We're
just not getting that key
Gators first baseman
With former UF pitcher. Alan
Home's decision to enter the MLB
Draft and the season-ending inury
to left-hander Stephen Locke during
the fall, the Gators have struggled all
season to find a reliable No. 3 starter.
Regardless, Davis said that is no ex-
cuse for the rest of the team.
"If they give up eight runs, our
job is to score nine runs," he said.
"If they score no runs, all we have to
do is score one run. That is how we
have to approach it no matter who
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006
Departing QBs open door for Utah transfer Rowley
* UF'S SCOUT TEAM LEADER
FOLLOWED COACH MEYER.
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
You come to practice to watch
Chris Leak's improvements or see
Tim Tebow throw for the first time
in a red, non-contact UF jersey.
Then there's No. 16, wearing a
regular blue jersey, stepping up after
Tebow and Leak make their throws.
But there isn't a No. 16 on the
No. 16 turns around, and you see
"ROWLEY" printed on the back of
his practice shirt.
Anxiously thumbing your handy
roster, you come upon No. 45 Butch
Rowley. He's a 6-foot-i, 205-pound
sophomore formerly of Utah and
Orlando First Academy. He's UF
coach Urban Meyer's only transfer
Under the position column reads
The enigma of the Gators' spring
roster, Rowley may as well be UF's
version of "Slash."
But on the field, he gets jokes be-
cause he's more like UF's version of
Georgia long snapper/quarterback
Joe Tereshinski Ill.
"It's a little bit of a mix-up,"
Rowley said. "I came in as a long
snapper, and we had Gavin [Dickey]
move, and then they moved
[Cornelius Ingram] to receiver and
then [Josh] Portis transferred. They
needed somebody to step in as a
quarterback. Coaches gave me the
Those coaches, Meyer and of-
fensive coordinator Dan Mullen,
first gave Rowley a chance four
years ago. With Meyer and Mullen
running the show
at Bowling Green,
a Falcons camp
all as a junior in high
A couple of
Division I-AA schools offered to sign
him as a quarterback, but Rowley
wanted to play at a major Division
I program. Southeastern Conference
schools Alabama and Mississippi of-
fered to bring him in as a long snap-
per, but so did Meyer and Utah.
"I took Utah based on the coach-
ing staff and how I fit in," said Kim Klement/ Alligator
Rowley, who walked on with the Sophomore third string quarterback Butch Rowley stands on the sideline during the Gators' practice on
SEE ROWLEY, PAGE 27 Monday. Listed as No. 45 on the UF spring roster, Rowley doubles as a long snapper for the Gators.
UF looks to shake slump
By BRYAN JONES
The Gators were exhausted in more
ways than one Monday.
After an early-morning arrival from
Kentucky prevented many players
from a full night's sleep, the Gators (20-
16, 4-8 Southeastern Conference) find
themselves tired of losses that continue
But while the solution to the former
is a simple one, the latter continues to
puzzle unranked UF.
"We're putting ourselves in winning
situations. We're just not getting that
key hit," first baseman Matt LaPorta
said. "We're working hard to get there,
but it is just a process right now."
When LaPorta missed 13 games
with an injured oblique muscle ear-
lier this season, many attributed UF's
struggles to the lack of firepower in the
lineup created by LaPorta's absence.
But since his return on March 17, the
Gators have lost 10 of 15 games.
Despite LaPorta homering in all
three games during the weekend
against Kentucky, UF still lost a series
to the Wildcats for the first time since
"It didn't re-
ally show in the box
score, but we played
well this weekend,"
Davis said. "We
bunted the ball well,
we executed some
LaPorta hit-and-runs, we
did some things that we work on hard
in practice right and we just didn't get
that hit. We needed one more hit, one
more pitch, and we just didn't get those
While the return of LaPorta, last sea-
son's national home-run king, should
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 27
Tookes learns from incident
* THE WIDE RECEIVER SAID HE WAS
TRYING TO PUT THE RIFLE AWAY
WHEN IT FIRED.
By IAN FISHER
Alligator Staff Writer
Receiver Kenneth Tookes said he has
learned from the off-season incident that
changed his life: He accidentally fired a
rifle belonging to former UF cornerback Dee
Webb into an apartment Feb. 11. No charges
"People are so quick to want to throw
away someone's future off a mistake," said
Tookes, speaking publicly after Monday's
practice for the first time since the incident.
"That was my first incident ever since be-
ing here. I wasn't playing with the gun. I
was trying to put it up, and things went the
Tookes was not suspended and was never
charged, but football coach Urban Meyer
and Tookes' teammates have handled the
receiver's punishment internally. Tookes and
Meyer wouldn't go into details, but Tookes
said the punishment was tough and is still
ongoing. He said he feared being kicked off
the team. He was trying to quell the situa-
tion at Webb's apartment by putting the gun
away. Instead, it accidentally went off.
"But I just learned that when things hap-
pen, just get away from it," Tookes said.
"You try to be a hero and do what's good,
and it backfires on you."
The whole incident was hard for his fam-
ily, since they had to see his name in news-
papers, Tookes said. He said he wasn't doing
anything stupid and instead was trying to do
the right thing.
"It's crazy how big things can get from
one little thing," he said. "I learned from it.
It's life's lessons. I'll never get in that situa-
tion again in my life."
THOMAS LIMITED: Defensive tackle Marcus
Thomas has been hampered with a hernia
injury that could require surgery. Meyer said
the coaching staff might rest the senior for
the remainder of the spring after the next
m Baseball: B-CC vs. UF
McKethan Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
* Men's Golf: U.S. Collegiate
Championship, The Golf Club of
Georgia, Alpharetta, Ga.
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* 1978: The UF baseball team sets a school
record with seven home runs in a 17-3 win
against Vanderbilt. The Gators matched the
mark in 1979 and 1998.
*NHL: Thrashers vs. Lightning
Sun Sports, 7:30 p.m.
*NHL: Penguins vs. Flyers
OLN, 7 p.m.